Vivian Hsu is rumoured to be dating Stephen Fung (left), who split up with Karen Mok (right) early this year.
TAIWANESE singer Vivian Hsu is playing down rumours that she is dating Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung.
Lee Da-hae was admitted to hospital for severe fatigue.
Ayumi may be going deaf in one ear but she’s still going ahead with her concerts in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei.
“We’re just friends,” protested the demure artiste.
The gossip mill worked overtime after photos of them together appeared in a Hong Kong magazine recently, showing Hsu in shades and Fung wearing a cap.
The magazine claimed the handsome couple had been dating for a year already. Fung and singer Karen Mok split up early this year after a nine-year romance.
Fung was reported to have said recently that “she’s so beautiful. I can’t claim to be her friend”. How does one read into that?
The sultry Mok seemed nonchalant when asked for her reaction to the magazine’s report, only saying “very good”.
In an earlier report, Mok remarked that life was “like a live show” and “one is unable to predict what will happen.”
After ending the relationship with Stephen, she reportedly cried in front of her family but still hopes to be good friends with him.
Incidentally, Mok was once Stephen Chow’s girlfriend, he of Kungfu Hustle and, more recently, CJ7 fame.
Hsu, meanwhile, had once dated F4’s Vanness Wu but they broke up about three years ago.
DATUK Michelle Yeoh has set up a management firm in Hong Kong called Stellar Entertainment Ltd with film producer Terrence Chang as well as veteran journalist Tang Yang.
Artistes in their stable include Kelly Lin, Zhang Fengyi, Pace Wu, Zheng Haonan and Hong XiaoLing.
The idea for the management company was apparently mooted during the filming of John Woo’s Red Cliff.
Its aim is to develop artistes for the film industry in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
RETIRED songbird Faye Wong was named “Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian” recently by Peta (that’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), following a poll. Last year’s winner was sultry Maggie Q.
Wong’s male counterpart for the “title” was Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
KOREAN star Lee Da-hae was admitted to the hospital recently for severe fatigue, the result of a punishing training schedule for new drama East Of Eden.
For her role, Lee had to undergo almost three hours of physical training every day. In East Of Eden, she plays the daughter of a tycoon embroiled in a political tsunami.
Song Seung-heon and Yeon Jung-hoon are the other stars in this much-awaited drama.
JAPANESE pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki will be holding concerts in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei in the coming months.
She will enthral fans in Hong Kong on Sept 20, the Shanghai Grand Stage on Oct 18 and the Taipei Arena on Nov 1.
There had been reports of her going deaf in her left ear since the beginning of this year but it looks like her popularity has not waned nor has her enthusiasm for singing and performing.
The tour, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her singing career, started in Tokyo last April 5. Her concerts across Japan have attracted some 230,000 people thus far, according to one report.
GUEY Lun-mei, the demure lass and Jay Chou’s love interest in the movie Secret, is actually a tomboy. At least that’s what she claims in a recent online report, saying that being a tomboy is the “real Guey Lun-mei”.
In the interview, she also confessed to liking guys “who act like kids” and hoped to star in a period drama in the future. As for Chou having a crush on her in real-life, she had this to say: “No way!”
VETERAN actor Andy Lau has been appointed a JP (Justice of the Peace) by the Hong Kong Special Administration Region government.
Via his publicist, Lau, noted for his active involvement in charity work through the years, called it “a great honour.”
He is the second JP in Hong Kong’s entertainment industry, the first being actor Michael Hui who received the appointment in 2004.
New Straits Times