David Tao is now a father! The 49-year-old Taiwanese singer and his non-celebrity wife Penny welcomed their first child on Wednesday (February 13).
According to David’s manager, Penny started feeling discomfort in her stomach on the eve of Lunar New Year (February 4). As a result, she was warded in the hospital for further observation. As David did not wish to alarm their friends and family, the singer spent the entire Lunar New Year holiday by Penny’s side at the hospital, until she gave birth.
Yesterday (February 14), he uploaded a picture of him hugging his son, nicknamed ‘Bonbon’. David shared that his feelings of excitement had yet to subside, and that things still don't feel quite real for him. The singer also thanked his wife for her sacrifice, and shared that now, Penny can finally get a good night’s rest.
Bonbon, who was born on February 13, is believed to weigh about 3 kilogrammes and is in the pink of health. David, who was by Penny’s side in the delivery room, recalled that he was shocked by Bonbon’s loud cries.
“With such a voice, he should be very good at singing in the future,” he quipped.
David and Penny tied the knot four years ago, in 2014.
Beauty queen-turned-actress Christine Kuo, who married professional racer William Lok last year, attended a beauty event in Hong Kong on February 13.
She shared that she was very happy when she gave out her first red packet as a married woman, and that her relatives have already been pushing her to have a baby in the Year of the Pig. However, Christine shared that she and her husband plan to wait until the Year of the Tiger to start a family instead, so that they have a few more years to enjoy some alone time together.
When asked about her Valentine's Day plans, Christine revealed that her husband had already booked a romantic dinner for them at a restaurant. As for her, she will be at his "service" the entire day, and he can ask for whatever his heart desires. "It will be a very unforgettable Valentine's Day!" she gushed.
Taiwanese model-actress Sonia Sui organised an outdoor-themed party for her ‘Little Miss Daredevil’, 2-year-old Lucy. The party, which was held in an outdoor dome, included activities such as archery.
After the sun set, the entire venue was transformed into a magical wonderland, complete with cozy wooden furniture, fairy lights and a roaring fireplace.
Apart from sharing pictures of the party, Sonia also uploaded a couple of pictures of her family. The 38-year-old’s fans were surprised to see that pictures of Sonia’s parents were uploaded online as well, as Sonia rarely shares pictures of them.
Sonia’s father was the centre of attention in one such photo, as he looked every bit like a doting grandfather with a baseball cap on and a bunch of balloons in one hand. Commenting that the model-actress’s father is “really handsome”, a netizen also remarked that Sonia and her parents have the same smile.
“They're practically cast from the same mold,” the netizen wrote.
Taiwanese singer-actress Selina Jen recently had a tell-all interview with Taiwanese YouTuber, Mrs. Science. During the interview, she shared more about her high school love story, revealing that when she was schooling, she had boys confess to her with flowers even when she was in primary school. However, as her father had told her that she could “only date in university”, she felt like she was “doing something wrong” by simply accepting their flowers.
The topic then turned to the filming accident that had left her with severe burns in 2011. Sharing that her parents were her pillars of support after the accident, Selina said that she was immensely grateful to them. She added that she felt "lucky" that the accident happened when she was 29 and more mature, and was therefore able to remain strong and optimistic.
However, she also confessed, “The part of me that’s like a princess, I’ve since hidden her away ever since I got injured.” Tearing up, Selina shared that she was very afraid to face all these emotions. She confessed that she has since managed to steel herself, and is ready for a new relationship. This has caused renewed speculation about the mystery man she was spotted with previously.
Selina and her husband of five years, lawyer Richard Chang announced their divorce in 2016
The nominations list for the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards, which is scheduled to be held on April 14, was released last year. Among the nominees, Project Gutenberg, directed by Hong Kong director Felix Chong, and co-starring Hong Kong actors Aaron Kwok and Chow Yun-fat, leads the pack with 17 nominations.
Other notable nominees include Men on the Dragon, with 11 nominations, as well as Tracey, and Still Human.
Competition for the Best Actor award is expected to be stiff, with nominees including four-time nominee, Hong Kong actor Francis Ng, first-time nominee, Hong Kong actor Philip Keung, as well as Aaron Kwok, Anthony Wong and Chow Yun-fat.
Best actress nominees include three-time nominee, Hong Kong singer-actress Charlene Choi, as well as Filipino actress Crisel Consunji as well as Chinese actresss Chloe Maayan and Zhang Jingchu.
Hong Kong film Integrity has enjoyed massive success at the box office, grossing over HK$20 million (about S$3.4 million) in just six days.
To celebrate its success, an appreciation party was held in Hong Kong on February 13, with stars Sean Lau and Karena Lam in attendance. This was Sean's first time attending an event of this sort, and he admitted to feeling nervous and unsure of what to expect from the audience.
Karena quipped, "They will try to kiss you, grab you, and hug you. Would you be able to take it?" Poor Sean seemed rather uneasy and embarrassed with the idea of that.
The film contains scenes where special effects are used to make Sean and Nick Cheung appear just 21 years old. Sean said that his wife had a big laugh when she saw the "21-year-old" him. "We did not know each other yet when I was 21," he said. "My younger self in the film is much more handsome; I actually looked like an outlaw in real life!"
Hong Kong model Gaile Lok may be seven months pregnant, but that definitely isn’t keeping her from keeping up with her fitness regime.
The 38-year-old caused a stir online when she uploaded pictures of herself at the gym doing chin-ups. Her feat elicited a mix of admiration and worry from her fans, with some urging Gaile to take care of her unborn child.
Recently, she shared a picture from her maternity shoot, sharing that she has gained a total of 7.7 kilograms and is currently seven months pregnant. Despite being in her third trimester, Gaile was also seen striking yoga poses during the shoot.
The model tied the knot with businessman Ian Chu in 2017. Last November, she confirmed that she’s currently expecting her first child, a baby boy. She was previously married to Hong Kong singer-actor Leon Lai from 2008 to 2012.
Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao had fans laughing over his antics on Instagram on Monday (February 11), with pictures of his new haircut.
The 31-year-old has often declared himself to be a ‘die-hard fan’ of Taiwanese actress Alyssa Chia’s youngest daughter, 1-year-old Bobo. Jam, who is good friends with Alyssa, has also acknowledged the resemblance between him and Bobo, to the amusement of netizens.
On Monday, he posted a series of photos on Instagram, sharing his own “DIY haircut”. In the pictures, he could be seen sporting a bowl-like bob cut. Jam christened his new hairstyle as the “Bo Niu hairstyle”, after Bobo’s signature haircut, showing off his new locks.
Soon after, Alyssa herself left a comment on Jam’s post, conveying Bobo’s words to Jam. She joked that after Bobo saw the singer’s post, her response was a simple, “He really does love to copy me”. Alyssa’s husband, Taiwanese actor Xiu Jie Kai also joined in the fray, commenting, “Next time, don’t cut your own hair!”.
After reading the couple’s comments, Jam then jokingly replied, “Next time, I’ll help you trim your hair as well. It looks unacceptable these days!”.
A wrap party for new film Little Q was held in Hong Kong on February 12, with several of its stars - human and canine alike - in attendance.
Simon Yam, who plays a blind man in the movie, had to wear special contact lenses that concealed over 50 per cent of his vision in order to give a more realistic portrayal. He admitted that wearing the contacts often made him feel scared and helpless, and expressed his hope that the film will help to raise more awareness for the visually impaired and their guide dogs.
Gigi Leung shared that her daughter was very happy to be able to see so many puppies when she came to visit the set, and asked Gigi if they could adopt one. "I told her that we already have a big dog at home, and that the puppies will also grow up to become very big one day, so she gave up," she said.
With Valentine's Day approaching, Simon revealed that he plans to get flowers and a present for his teenage daughter Ella. "She enjoys jogging, so I bought her a pair of running shoes from Austria," he said.
As for Gigi, she is preparing to celebrate the occasion with her husband and daughter. "We can't bear to leave out our 'little lover'," she said. "We usually have to wait until she goes to sleep before we can enjoy some couple time alone."
Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with her Singaporean businessman husband, Sean Lee, with a romantic dinner.
However, during the dinner, a glass cup caught Sean’s eye, and his resulting remark soon landed him in hot soup.
Vivian later posted a picture of the cup in question on her Facebook, recounting what Sean had said to her in her caption.
“My husband said that this cup looks like me when I’m fat! Is (he) praising or disparaging (me)?! Huh?!,” Vivian wrote, adding that in her opinion, she resembles a goblet instead. Sean’s remarks had come about as the actress had gained five kilograms in the span of three weeks after finishing up promotions for her movie, The Tag-Along: Devil Fish, last year.
“Are you becoming more honest after our marriage hit the five-year mark? Do you wish to go home and kneel on the abacus (as punishment)?!,” Vivian wrote, expressing her mock outrage, as she later shared that she “still loves him”.
Vivian tied the knot with Sean in 2014, and welcomed their first child, a son named Dalton the following year. Sean has two daughters from a previous marriage.