Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai reportedly boasts an annual income of “hundreds of millions of dollars” (NT$100mil is about S$4.7mil, so feel free to do the math), but it looks like she’s a lot more frugal than we’d expect someone who makes that kind of money to be.
While her fellow members of Mandopop royalty, Jay Chou and JJ Lin, are known for their large and flashy car collections (not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course), Jolin was recently discovered to still be driving the same vehicle she purchased eight years ago.
Last Tuesday (Apr 13), the 40-year-old was seen leaving her home in a white Mercedes-Benz SL350, which she bought in 2013 for about NT$6.35mil (S$299,000).
Reporters hilariously noted that Jolin has been with this car longer than she was with Singaporean-New Zealander model Vivian Dawson, whom she broke up with in November 2016 after a six-year relationship.
Jolin’s Benz isn’t the only item she’s been using for a long time despite clearly being able to afford to replace it as often as she wants.
She’s also known to have travelled the world with her favourite Rimowa suitcase for seven years, and often uses it to store cheap Taiwanese snacks. Hey, even divas get cravings for a taste of home.
Something else reporters pointed out was the bag Jolin was carrying, which was identified as a newly launched Gucci crossbody that retails for NT$80,200 (S$3,800), supposedly shows that she does treat herself every now and then.
However, judging from one of her recent Instagram posts where she thanks Gucci, she may have gotten it as a gift.
Other wealthy celebs who have caught attention for their thrifty habits recently include Chinese-American singer Wang Leehom, who has been driving the same BMW for 13 years and has no intention of patching up the scratches on the side.
Hongkong singer Eason Chan was also praised for inheriting his wife Hilary Tsui’s old ride while he bought her a brand new one, and Chinese actress Liu Yifei brings an 18-year-old chair with her to shoots.
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On April 14, Eric Tsang turned 68. And according to Alan Tam, he had planned to throw a surprise party for Eric.
However, that did not work out in the end ‘cos Eric had a work meeting that night. Yes, Eric, who was recently appointed as TVB’s Deputy General Manager and special advisor to the executive committee, was working OT even on his birthday.
Nevertheless, Alan still managed to meet up with Eric, and the duo sat down together for some drinks.
But there was yet another “complication”.
You see, Eric’s apparently the type to conk out as soon as he drinks, and we reckon his busy work schedule probably did not help at all.
And once Alan saw that Eric had fallen asleep, the 70-year-old immediately took the opportunity to tease Eric.
Apart from taking photos with the birthday boy, who was sound asleep, Alan also made sure to give Eric a peck on the cheek.
Unfortunately, it appears that Alan’s kiss did not manage to wake ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Eric up. However, netizens were more than pleased to see the pictures of the two artistes clowning around.
“There’s no harm in pretending to sleep for a bit, in order to obtain a kiss [from Alan],” one netizen laughed, while another made this very astute observation: “I can’t help but feel that Eric really resembles Big Potato [from the Hongkong comic series, Old Master Q].
Although we’ve been living in this dreadful COVID-19 pandemic for over a year, there’ve been many times when we find ourselves casually heading out the door… only to realise that we've forgotten to wear a mask and had to run home in a panic. Sound familiar?
And superstars aren’t spared from this either, except there’s a higher chance that their momentary blunder might get caught on camera for the whole world to see.
Recently, Jackson Wang was spotted leaving a building while being surrounded by his staff and bodyguards. The 27-year-old looked cool as a cucumber as he sauntered out in an all-black outfit and sunglasses, with his hands in his pockets.
However, just seconds after he emerged, he noticed something important was missing: His mask. Or rather, he appeared to realise it was in his pocket instead of on his face.
The moment of panic caused Jackson to lose his swagger for a split second as he ducked to one side to put on his mask before walking out the door to greet fans, who recorded the entire amusing thing.
Netizens were positively tickled by this, and left comments such as: “This handsome guy values his life”, “Acting cool is not as important as cherishing your own life”, “He went from being a swaggy big brother to an uncle in a second!”, and “It’s strangely cute”.
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Chrissy Teigen is sharing the hilarious reason she shares more photos of her daughter, Luna than her son, Miles, on her social media. After celebrating Luna's 5th birthday Wednesday, Teigen shared a photo of the birthday girl in a purple tulle dress, on a scavenger hunt while on an island vacation with the family.
"Scavenger hunt all through the island to get to ZOMBIESSSSS - her dream birthday!," Teigen wrote next to the series of photos of her little girl. "Why do you post Luna so much more" you ask? Because Miles hates pictures and he’s always butt a** naked."
Shortly after, Teigen shared a hilarious video of what it's like trying to get a photo of her two-year-old son. In the video, Miles closes his eyes every time his mom tries to snap a pic.
Teigen's husband, John Legend, also loves to share family photos with the kids. Over the Easter holiday, the EGOT-winner donned a traditional Easter Bunny costume to surprise his little girl before the pair shared a cute daddy-daughter dance.
As the pair dance to Estelle's "American Boy" (which, fun fact, Legend helped create, write and produce), Luna steps up with both feet onto Legend's legs and he twirls her around while bopping around to the tune.
After a few spins, Luna jumps off and adorably points to the Easter Bunny, declaring, "Ha ha! You're daddy!"
Legend sweetly captioned the cute video, "She knew it was me."
Legend also shared a selfie of him and son Miles. The father and son were both seen wearing button-up shirts in the photo as they appeared to be enjoying an outdoor brunch.
"Somebody loves brunch," he wrote next to the adorable photo.
Hilary Duff is getting real about her struggles breastfeeding her newborn baby, Mae. In a new episode of Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Podcast, Duff said the process has been emotional for her.
"I’d say it was the easiest with Luca," she explained. "All of the babies latch really great, I’m just not a huge milk-producer, so it’s emotional for me. In fact, this is the first baby that I haven’t supplemented with yet, so I’ve just exclusively been breastfeeding her. I’m going to keep trying that for a couple of weeks."
Adding, "Just still painful and it’s hard, and it’s even harder having the other two that I know need me so much, and this takes up such a huge portion of the day. It seems like every 20 minutes I’m feeding the baby, and I have to be sitting in one place, and Banks is still not quite old enough to understand, even though she has been amazing with the baby. It’s just hard."
The Younger star went on to admit that it's given her a lot of anxiety wondering whether or not she will produce enough milk to continue breastfeeding Mae.
"Right now, I don’t know that I’m not producing as much as I need, but I think since I haven’t in the past, I have tons of anxiety that I’m not, and that she’s not getting enough, and then I’m in my head, and then I don’t feel like enough, and then the spiral continues from there," she explained. "I’m not even at week three yet, so I need to just sit back and chill and trust that my body is doing the right thing. And she’s gaining weight."
The 33-year-old mom of three shared a sweet snap of the sleepy newborn on Instagram Thursday.
"Oh Mae god she’s cute!" she captioned the photo, playing on her daughter's adorable name.
Duff welcomed baby Mae James on March 24 with her husband, musician Matthew Koma.
"Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21," she captioned the post, which shows her after having a water birth and with her family.
The newest addition to the family is her second child with Koma. The pair are also parents to their 2-year-old daughter, Banks, and Duff shares her 8-year-old son, Luca, with ex-husband Mike Comrie.
GEM Tang has set netizens' tongues wagging for supposedly giving a sidelong insult against rumoured ex-boyfriend Hua Chenyu in her recent interview.
As reported on Tencent, the singer recently sat down for an interview on a mainland talk show, where she opened up about her career and personal life.
When asked her thoughts about marriage, GEM stated that she and her boyfriend Mark Ngai are still doing fine after three years but that they have yet to plan for marriage.
As to whether she would love to have children, she replied, "I think I have to get married first before I can have a baby."
Although it was a simple and rational answer, many speculated that GEM was subtly criticising Hua; who announced earlier this year that he and ex-girlfriend Zhang Bichen have welcomed a child together and that they will raise their daughter together in a non-marital way.
Some stressed that this is not the first time that GEM has supposedly criticised Hua. She has also released a song called "Super Ability" earlier this month, which many speculated to be about Hua, who has the moniker "superpower icon". The music video also features aliens, which netizens said could also be another hint that it was about Hua since he has had released an album called "Alien" and held a concert tour called "Mars" in his career.
In the same interview, GEM admitted that she would write songs to relieve pressure, and that she has had songs written about her family and her love life.
Having white hair is part and parcel of growing older.
But for some netizens, the fact that 44-year-old Shu Qi has strands of white hair is such an affront to them, they couldn’t help but leave hateful comments about “the demise of Shu Qi’s beauty”.
Apparently to these age-shaming netizens, once you have white hair, you can't be considered attractive anymore.
And the picture that triggered these netizens came from this post by Taiwanese actress Kelly Lin about her daughter's seventh birthday bash. Shu Qi, who is the girl's godmother, was at the party too.
But honestly? It’s not like Shu Qi cares anyway.
She had this to say in response to those mean netizens: “Please continue to watch me age gradually”. Short and to the point.
Back in 2017, Shu Qi herself posted about her greying hair, writing: “This is the age of great wisdom”. In other words, yes, Shu Qi knows that she's aging, and she’s fully embracing it.
Oh, and don’t bother trying to ask Shu Qi’s husband, Hongkong actor-director Stephen Fung, if he’s “concerned” about Shu Qi’s white hair.
When the media posed this question to him at a recent event, the 46-year-old replied with a laugh: “I have even more white hair [than Shu Qi!]”.
Netizens Say James Wen’s 8-Year-Old Daughter Looks Like Sonia Sui; He Wasn't Very Amused By The Comparison
Taiwanese actor James Wen, 43, spends plenty of time in the spotlight, but has managed to keep his wife Xiao Jun and their eight-year-old daughter, Yong Qing, away from public scrutiny.
It may have something to do with how the actor was criticised badly by netizens when his daughter was born in 2013. At that time, he declared that he wouldn’t be marrying Xiaojun, whom he had dated for 19 years. Two months later, he backpedalled on his decision.
On April 12, which is Yong Qing's birthday, James, who will be appearing virtually as a presenter on this Sunday's Star Awards, posted a rare photo of him with his daughter on social media.
“You’re eight years old. Happy birthday! Thank you for being my darling. I hope you grow up safely and healthily,” he wrote.
The post attracted a lot of attention with netizens gushing over how pretty Yong Qing is.
There were also many comments saying that the girl “looks a lot like Sonia Sui”.
In case you forgot, James and Sonia starred in 2010 hit drama The Fierce Wife, where they played a married couple with a five-year-old daughter.
When one netizen quipped, “Is this what Yumeng (the name of their onscreen daughter) would have looked like?”, a perturbed James replied with a curt “This [comment] is a little strange!”
The netizen then quickly assured James that there was no hidden meaning behind her words, and that she had only meant to say that Yong Qing is very pretty.
So don't anyhow say, hor.