Cecilia Cheung Calls Her Son Her “Idol” After The 15-Year-Old Chose To Donate His Birthday Presents To Those In Need
On Aug 3, Cecilia Cheung took to social media to celebrate her eldest son Lucas’ 15th birthday.
In the video she posted on Instagram, the 42-year-old actress recounted the day she spent with Lucas, writing: “[I] Hope that when you’re 18 and more mature, you’ll look back on this video of mummy and know how I felt on your birthday this year. It was very heartwarming and sweet, Happy Birthday.”
“His birthday present [this year] is a foot-massage. To him, this present is the best,” said Ceci in the video.
“He then told me ‘Mummy I love you very much’, before saying ‘Do you know that I really love foot massages?’,” she chuckled.
She was very touched to hear that from her son, saying: "When you’re able to do something for the person you really care about, and they really enjoy it, the satisfaction is very strong," she said.
Ceci then went on to share about her very "proud mum-moment".
According to Cecilia, she'd told Lucas that some of her friends had gifts for him. His response? “I don’t need them, I have enough, why not we donate them to people who need them more?”
“At that time I really thought, ‘Wow, my son is my idol!’,” she beamed.
Cecilia also posted some rare pictures of her and her sons on her IG Stories.
In the pics, Lucas could be seen wearing the outfit that Cecilia picked out for him: a red LV jacket she "bought long ago but has never been worn."
She also shared that it “feels like just yesterday” that she was getting ready to welcome Lucas into the world.
Cecilia ended her five-year marriage with Nicholas Tse, 41, in 2012 and they have two sons together, Lucas and Quintus, 12. She also has a three-year-old son Marcus, whose dad's identity remains a mystery.
Many netizens then commented that Lucas doesn’t look like his father, and that he looks more like his uncle Cheung Pak Man, instead.
Some netizens then said Lucas “will definitely be more handsome than his father in the future.”
When former TVB actor Vin Choi (蔡淇俊), 38, was still active in showbiz, he was known as the “pirated” version of Nicholas Tse. Not exactly flattering but not an insult either.
The 1.83m-tall actor made his showbiz debut when he was just 17, and went on to star in many popular dramas such as The Brink of Law (2007), Best Selling Secrets (2007) and Beyond the Realm of Conscience (2009).
Vin left TVB in 2014 after shooting Tiger Cubs 2 apparently because he couldn't deal with the intense competition and pressure in showbiz.
It appears that Vin has done very well for himself since leaving showbiz and is now a successful restaurateur in China where he owns a chain of rice noodle stores.
Vin, who was already interested in the F&B industry when he was an actor, moved to Foshan shortly after his contract with TVB ended and set up his first restaurant there.
Following the success of his first F&B venture, Vin went on to open another four noodle restaurants as well as a hotpot place. He also recently started a café with some friends.
Although he has not appeared on screen in the past few years, he's still very active on Weibo and Douyin, often showing off thirsty pics.
And if you're wondering whether Vin plans to return to acting, well, you're in luck. He has reportedly accepted a role in upcoming TVB drama Yi Wu Qing Cheng.
Remember how netizens had this theory that former TVB actress Shirley Yeung's husband does not actually exist?
Well, it seems like the 43-year-old Miss Hong Kong 2001 winner really wants to address everyone's doubts now.
And the answer is: Yes, she really has a husband.
In 2011, Shirley left her boyfriend of nine years, actor Gregory Lee, for Hongkong diver Andy Ng.
And though Shirley's relationship with Andy only lasted a few months, she later found herself pregnant with the diver's kid and eventually left showbiz to raise her daughter as a single mum.
In 2019, Shirley surprised everyone again when she announced that she was pregnant with a second kid.
At that time, she shared that the baby's father was someone who was not in showbiz and that they had gotten married in America that same year.
She later welcomed her son Kody in Feb 2020.
However, netizens have long speculated that Shirley's husband doesn't actually exist considering how she has never revealed his name or any detail about him.
They also found it suspicious that Shirley's husband was not present when she gave birth to Kody, and that the boy takes Shirley's surname.
But in a recent interview with reporters, she wants everyone to know that that's far from the truth.
During the interview, Shirley, who made her showbiz comeback in 2017, and is now a singer, actress and live streamer, said: "I do have a husband!"
"He's just not in showbiz, and he lives his life like a normal person. If we let people interview him, he may not be able to take it," she explained.
Shirley then went on to share that she doesn't get to spend much time with her two-year-old son. "I spent almost half a year in Guangzhou, so I am barely by his side. I do feel quite bad and I wish that I can accompany him more."
Aaron Yan Dropped By Own Fashion Brand After Asking Fans If They Like Taiwanese Or American Breakfast On Facebook
Who would have thought that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s official visit to Taiwan would lead to so much controversy in showbiz?
Like how a Chinese netizen created a list on Weibo calling out foreign celebs, including Jay Chou, JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun, who have yet to share the One China post on their personal Weibo accounts.
Or how Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien was slammed for posting pics of herself eating pasta. Why? Cos pasta is Italian and so is Nancy Pelosi.
And now, it looks like ex-Fahrenheit member Aaron Yan, who’s also one of the celebs in the aforementioned non-One China supporting list, has become the next target of the ongoing online vitriol.
On Aug 3, Aaron asked his fans on Facebook: “Do you like Taiwanese breakfast? Or American? Anything’s fine as long as it’s not 'Ants Climbing A Tree' (a classic Sichuan dish in Chinese cuisine).”
His post quickly drew flak from netizens. “[How could you] Mention anything American at this juncture?” a disgruntled netizen asked.
Aaron was then accused of "supporting Taiwan's independence from China" and told "not to come to China to make money".
Netizens then declared that he's about to get canceled. “Bye Aaron Yan," said one such netizen.
The next day, Aaron's fashion brand, ON IDentify, which he’d founded in 2012, announced on Weibo that they are "ceasing collaboration with Mr Aaron Yan from today onwards."
Yes, you read that right, he's getting dropped by his own brand.
ON IDentify also emphasised that they vehemently support the One China principle and will not tolerate any statements or actions that could potentially divide the country.
Faye Wong fans got all excited when new images of the fiercely private star made the rounds on the internet.
A Chinese paparazzo who goes by the Weibo handle “Photographer Liu Da Chui” posted a clip of the singer-actress at a shoot, with the caption: "Faye Wong was 'tortured' by Wong Kar Wai again."
He was of course referring to the Hongkong auteur whom Faye worked with in 1994’s Chungking Express and 2004's 2046, which was her last movie.
In the video, Faye, who was in a white strapless dress, looked nervous and awkward as she posed and rehearsed her moves repeatedly. Kar Wai, on the other hand, appeared to be laughing at her misery at the side.
According to the post, the pair were shooting a commercial.
Fans were thrilled to see the semi-retired Faye working with Kar Wai again after 18 years.
Calling them the “immortal combination”, netizens said the pics were “the best gift on Qixi" (or Chinese Valentine’s Day, and that they can’t wait to see the finished product.
However, there were also netizens who were surprised that Faye, who has been praised for her ageless beauty, had "suddenly aged".
They pointed out that she looked gaunt and her eye bags and laugh lines were “very obvious”.
Did they forget that she is 53?! Well, if you ask us, the Heavenly Queen still looks absolutely divine.
Interestingly, there were also fans who said she now looks like Na Ying, Carina Lau and Vicki Zhao, with some speculating that the stars resemble each other because they are “always playing mahjong together”.
At a recent event for TVB medical drama Big White Duel 2, Kenneth Ma, 48, was spotted looking suave in a black polo tee… that just so happened to be coated with a good amount of cat fur.
The actor was caught by surprise when an observant reporter asked him about the cat fur, but later revealed that he had rented a place in Tseung Kwan O with his girlfriend, Roxanne Tong, 35. The actress is known to have to two adorable kitties.
Kenneth and Roxanne have been dating since 2020, and are constantly bombarded with questions about when they are getting married. Just last month, Kenneth, who is currently taking a break from work, told reporters that he wasn’t going to get married “just ‘cos [he had] time on [his] hands”.
But back to him and Roxanne living together. Kenneth went on to explain that due to the pandemic, he and Roxanne decided to get their own place for fear of transmitting the virus to their family members.
When asked if this constitutes as them moving in together, the actor said yes. As for the question about marriage, Kenneth said: “If there is good news, we would definitely announce it.”
Kenneth then gushed over the pair of kitties he now lives with.
“They will follow me to the toilet, and will lie beside us when we watch television. I’ve also fallen under their spell," he said.
He also revealed that Roxanne will be headed to Australia for work for about half a month, and so he would “stay at home to take care of the cats”.
Gillian Chung, 41, Joined Sisters Who Make Waves ‘Cos She Wanted To Lose Weight; Has Totally Succeeded
One of the reasons Gillian Chung, 41, decided to participate in the third season of Sisters Who Make Waves was so she could lose weight.
And thanks to the rigorous dance rehearsals, workouts, and her sheer willpower, she has already shed 20 pounds, or around 9kg.
Recently, netizens compared photos of Gillian before and after Sisters and noticed how different she looks now.
The photos were shared online and quickly became a hot topic of discussion on Weibo.
And Gillian is confident her weight will keep dropping.
"If your weight is on a downward trend, then you will continue to go in that [direction]. If you’ve been binge-eating, and your weight is going up, then it will naturally follow that trend too,” said Gillian in a recent interview.
Last year, Gillian was fat-shamed by netizens after she put on about 9kg for a role in a new movie.
While eating five meals a day to get into character might sound like a dream come true for foodies, it wasn’t so fun for the Gillian, who experienced bouts of vomiting and cramps from all the binge eating.
Ex Screen Goddess Cherie Chung, 62, Comes Out Of Retirement To Shoot Commercial; Is Still As Gorgeous As Ever
Hongkong screen beauty Cherie Chung, who starred in iconic Hongkong films such as An Autumn's Tale (1987) and Peking Opera Blues (1986), is one of the biggest stars of her generation.
The now 62-year-old, who was called “the Marilyn Monroe of Hongkong” by the media, retired from showbiz after marrying advertising guru Mike Chu in 1991.
Her last film was 1991's Once a Thief, which she starred opposite Chow Yun Fat and Leslie Cheung.
The ageless star revealed a few years back that she was invited to appear in a reality show but turned it down as she had no intentions to return to the spotlight at that time.
But it looks like Cherie isn't giving up showbiz altogether.
Cherie recently made a surprise appearance in a hair-dye commercial, looking as gorgeous as ever.
With her luscious black hair and glowing skin, time seems to work differently for Cherie, doesn't it? We mean, does she look 62?
Cherie also shared that she's been into Kintsugi, which is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending it with powdered gold. She said it has helped her understand that "flaws don't have to be covered up, and can become more beautiful with time."
Um, what flaws?
Cherie entered showbiz after placing 4th in the 1979 Miss Hong Kong Pageant.
She later made her big screen debut in acclaimed Hongkong director Johnnie To's The Enigmatic Case (1980).
After marrying Mike in 1991, Cherie quit showbiz to lead a life of leisure and would later grow her fortune from astute real estate investments. Sadly, Mike passed away from stomach cancer in 2007.
In a recent online poll by netizens, Cherie was voted as the top "Hongkong Screen Goddesses" of the '80s and '90s, beating the likes of Rosamund Kwan, Michelle Reis, Joey Wong.
Annie Yi Says She Is Not Friends With Billionaire Who Looks Like A Fugitive; Was Just Attending A Charity Event
Earlier this week, Taiwanese singer Annie Yi made headlines after she was seen at a party in the US with a billionaire named Andy, who, according to netizens, looks a lot like Chinese fugitive Xia Zhu Lin.
After pictures of Annie and Andy started circulating on Weibo, netizens speculated that Andy and Zhu Lin, who is allegedly involved in a US$50mil (S$69mil) virtual currency scam in China, are the same person.
One netizen even questioned: “Aren’t they friends? How can she not know he’s a wanted man?”
In response to the rumours, the actress quickly clarified through her management that she was actually attending a charity event, and is not pals with Andy.
According to Annie’s management, the actress was invited by a friend to attend a charity event on Jul 30.
It’s said that Annie was told that there would be media and the entire event would be live streamed.
The singer was also not paid for attending it.
“During the event, the organiser announced that one of the donors was celebrating his birthday, and Annie was then invited on stage to say a few words and interact with said donor,” said Annie’s management.
They also said that apart from the friend who invited Annie, she wasn't acquainted with anyone else at the event.
Meanwhile, Andy has also responded to the accusations about him being a wanted man.
According to sources close to him, Andy said: “I can confidently say that I’m proud of the business that I’ve spent the past 10 years building.”
He claimed that he has donated 5mil yuan (S$740K) to charity, paid more than 600mil yuan (S$12.2 mil) in taxes, contributed to society by creating jobs for more than a thousand people, and provided subsidies for cancer patients and students.
He also boasted about owning more than 86 shops in Sanya and Shanghai, adding that even if he “doesn’t work for the rest of [his] life, he can get by "from just collecting rent".
Chinese Netizen Posts List Calling Out Foreign Celebs, Including JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun And Jay Chou, Who Did Not Show Their Support For “One China
After it was announced that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had touched down in Taiwan for an official visit on Aug 2, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV published a post on their Weibo account, declaring that there is “only one China”.
The term ‘One China’ refers to the stance held by China’s ruling party, where Taiwan is considered part of China.
A large number of Chinese celebs, as well as those hailing from Hongkong and Taiwan then proceeded to share CCTV’s post on their personal Weibo accounts, making their stance clear.
A day later, on Aug 3, a Chinese netizen wrote a post on Weibo calling out all foreign celebs who have yet to share the One China post on their personal Weibo accounts.
The list separated celebs into groups based on their nationality, and included Singaporean, Malaysia, Canadian, American, and Taiwanese celebs.
Apart from calling out S.H.E member Hebe Tien, who became a punching bag after posting a pic of her eating spaghetti, the list also included a large number of Taiwanese celebs.
Those mentioned included Ruby Lin, Jay Chou, Shu Qi, Elva Hsiao, Jolin Tsai, Wu Qing Feng, Dee Hsu, Jeff Chang, Harlem Yu, Aska Yang, Lin Chiling, Alyssa Chia, Emma Wu, Annie Yi, Show Luo, Selina Jen, Ivy Chen, Bea Hayden, Rene Liu, Ady An, Eddy Ou, Ariel Lin, A-Mei, Roy Chiu, and Jam Hsiao.
Wilber Pan and Daniel Zhou were classified under American celebs, while Eddie Peng, Edison Chen and Henry Lau were named as Canadian celebs.
Singaporean celebs like JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun and Jet Li were similarly called out. Malaysian celebs Michelle Yeoh, Fish Leong and Michael Wong were not spared either.
The creator of the list then went on to explain their rationale behind creating the list in the comments section, writing: “Sharing [the post] might just be a surface-level [show of agreement]. But for those who didn’t share it, they definitely have something to hide.”
While there were a large number of netizens who agreed that the celebs should be called out for not supporting China’s stance, some felt that there was no need for foreign celebs to do so.
“Actually, JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun and Fish Leong aren’t [from China] to begin with. There isn’t any need for them to voice out their opinions at this point, is there?” one netizen wrote. However, the creator replied: “Then, did they not earn money in the Mainland? Aren’t they part of our local showbiz scene?”
Said creator also replied to a different netizen, who felt that it was better for celebs to steer clear of topics related to politics.
They argued that it’s the duty of celebs to share such posts, and that as long as they’ve come to China to earn money, they have to do so.
“If they don’t [share such posts], then it’s obvious what kind of attitude they hold [towards China],” the creator wrote.