SMROOKIES has unveiled a new male member on December 19th to the shock of many fans.
Going by the stage name Kun, the new addition is reportedly a Chinese member born in 1996. A vocalist, he has already shown his talents before with some self-created a cappella covers of songs by Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou.
Kun, whose birth name is Qian Kun, was reportedly born on January 1st, 1996, in Fujian, China. He attended the Beijing Contemporary Music Institute after making it to the TOP 10 of a 2012 competition called Little Tigers 2.0. Additionally, the rookie has won numerous singing competitions as a young teen and even a handful of compositions under his name as well. It is said that he first appeared at the SMROOKI
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Anthony, who shot to fame through Taiwanese singing competition One Million Star in 2009, was rumoured, a few years ago, to have wedded Vivi in the States but he denied it, saying it was “too absurd”. Last year, he revealed to be dating Vivi for four years and declared he was seeing her with marriage in mind, but refused to admit that he had already married her.
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Taiwanese singer-actress Makiyo revealed that her mother’s condition has worsened ever since stopping her chemotherapy.
As reported on Apple Daily, ever since her fourth stage lung cancer diagnosis in September 2011, the singer’s mother has been undergoing chemotherapy. However, she decided to stop the treatment due to allergies, and relied on traditional Chinese medicine instead, not forgetting to attend regular check-ups at the hospital at the same time.
However, on 12 January, Makiyo revealed that her mother’s condition has worsened since her last check-up in December, where the doctor found that she had fluid in her lungs.
The 63 year-old woman remained stubborn about being hospitalised, saying that she would rather be at home than lie on the hospital bed like other patients. She also revealed that she is allergic to Western medicine.
When asked about her mother’s condition, Makiyo stated, “She was happier after stopping chemotherapy and felt less pain. But she has problems breathing now. I even get nightmares every night, most of them about losing someone I love or a misfortune befallen me. It made me very nervous.”
She also revealed that the doctor has advised her mother to drink more water and urinate to improve her renal function.
The actress also revealed that she has reduced her entertaining activities and returns home early to keep her mum company, but will be busy promoting her two films after Lunar New Year.
Taiwanese singer and “The Rooftop” producer, Will Liu, recently welcomed his second child, a baby girl whom they nicknamed “Little Puff”.
As reported on Now News, on 22 July, the singer turned to Weibo to announce the birth of his baby, saying, “I was so excited and nervous while waiting for her arrival. Let’s welcome ‘little puff’ to the world. She’s so adorable!”
He also uploaded a photo of himself cradling his newborn daughter, and added, “[My wife] Vivi and I are taking turns to carry her. I’m so thankful for the blessings from our family and for all your well wishes. Both mother and child are doing great.”
Will also did not forget to remind his good friend and the baby’s godfather, Jay Chou, to come and visit her.
Will and wife Vivi Wang already has a two-year-old son together named Liu En Hong, and are positive about trying for a third child.
Earlier this March at the invitation of Tourism Australia and Huat films, we went on a summer road trip and hit the road with the 3 Peas in a Pod crew for a behind-the-scenes peek at the movie’s filming in Melbourne. On the actors’ day off after a fulfilling lunch with the entourage, we sat by Melbourne’s Yarra River for a short tête-à-tête with boyband member-turned-actor Calvin Chen.
It’s a picturesque scene with a bustling backdrop of a winding river, street buskers and riverside cafes, but we are busy dabbing sweat off our brows and fanning away with makeshift fans. The temperature’s rising – not because we’re seated opposite a hunky-dory Calvin, but because of a weather anomaly that caused Australia’s record-breaking hottest summer since 1910…
Fixed with the Mr. Perfect idol image sculpted from his Fahrenheit boyband days, Calvin’s played student-type roles throughout his acting career which started in 2005. While he plays a university student again in the upcoming Michelle Chong-directed 3 Peas in a Pod, this might be the last time he’s doing such roles, confessed the 32-year-old.
“After all, ge ge (older brother in Mandarin) is not getting any younger and I’m more mature now,” he cheekily added during his exclusive interview with xinmsn.
Decked in brown hipster frames and a denim outfit, Calvin looks nothing like his geeky and honest onscreen character, Perry. Echoing our thoughts, he quipped, “This is one of the biggest reasons why I took on this role; I want to do more roles that are unlike me as it is more challenging.”
While age is the reason why he plans to veer from such roles, ageing however, is the least of his concerns now.
“You don’t have to chase after youth. You just have to do the right thing at the right age,” he rationalised, citing that the acting skills of Hong Kong actors Nicholas Tse and Louis Koo have matured with time and both actors now exude manly charm and onscreen charisma because of their age, too.
Apart from attributing his maturity as an age thing, going solo also emphasises the need to be “even more focused” at work because he’s now solely responsible for his own actions.Forced to grapple with new responsibilities and being in the company of two bubbly co-stars (Alexander Lee Eusebio and Jae Liew) opened a floodgate of memories as Calvin fondly spoke of the good times spent with his Fahrenheit members.
Sometimes I really do miss my other Fahrenheit members especially when I’m alone in a foreign country, I can’t help but feel a little lonely,” he let on. “I miss the noise and fun with the other three members. Although we’ll all be tired from our late nights the next morning, it feels good when we rally around each other.”Calvin also revealed that former Fahrenheit member Wu Chun even sent him a few messages when he found out about his Melbourne trip. “He (Wu Chun) asked: ‘Where are you going to shop? Where are you going to eat? It’s a pity I can’t join you!’” he added with a grin.
If it’s of any consolation to Fahrenheit fans hoping to see the quartet back together on stage, Calvin revealed the boys “do miss one another a lot” and make it a point to update each other of their latest whereabouts. While there may not be a reunion in sight, at least the boys will stay friends for life.
Taiwanese songstress Elva Hsiao may be regarded as a goddess in many male fans’ hearts, but not in boyfriend Kai Ko’s eyes.
At the promotional event for his latest romance movieTogether in Beijing, Kai sang high praises for his co-star Angelababy, and commented that he shared similar personalities with her.
“Both of us are very bubbly most of the time,” he quipped.
When asked to compare the level of attractiveness between Elva and his two onscreen girlfriends Michelle Chen and Angelababy, Kai bluntly replied, “I didn’t know [Elva] that well previously. Thus, she can’t be my goddess for life.”
After the press conference, Kai’s manager clarified that the Taiwanese actor was “quoted out of context”.
He explained, “Kai meant everyone will have different idols at various stages in their lives.”
Despite earlier reports saying that Ex-Comic Boyz’ Arroy Shen condition is stabilising after his recent brain surgery, the singer was pronounced dead last Friday.
As reported on Groove Asia website, on 19 October, Arroy Shen was reported to have suffered a right brain haemorrhage that led to an acute renal failure. The singer, who was reported to be in a coma due to lack of oxygen in his brain after underwent a critical surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain, was extubated and passed away in his own home.
His 86-year-old grandmother, who Arroy shared the closest relationship with was inconsolable when the media visited her at her house.
The grandmother – whose name is tattooed on Arroy’s body, expressed her grief, saying, “Everyone dies. I should go because I’m old. But he’s so young. He doesn’t deserve to go. I’m willing to die in my grandson’s place.”
The singer was 29-years-old.
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14 Oct – It was revealed that former Taiwanese boy band Comic Boyz member, Arroy Shen, recently underwent a high-risk operation to remove a blood clot in his brain.
According to Groove Asia, Arroy Shen’s manager clarified the news, stating, “Arroy had a headache last month and went to the doctor’s. A blood clot was found in his brain.”
However, the manager revealed that the singer is still recovering and needs to rest after the operation, denying claims that Shen was in a state of coma and that his life was in danger.
His manager’s statement was backed by fellow Taiwanese artiste Yang Hsiu Hui, who visited him a few days ago, who said, “He does not seem to be in a situation as serious as what was reported in the news.”
Although he has regained consciousness after the operation, rumour has it that Arroy is still suffering from high fever and is unable to talk for now.
The 51-year-old had kept the existence of her 29-year-old daughter a secret up till her death
Shocker 1: Taiwanese singer Long Qianyu has a 29-year-old daughter.
Shocker 2: The daughter has died of drug overdose on July 30.
Fans were shocked when Qianyu admitted yesterday that Tsao Chunling, who was an outstanding student of the drama department in National Taiwan University of Arts, is her daughter with Taiwanese host Denny Tsao.
Explaining why she had kept her daughter’s existence a secret, she shared that the fact that she had a daughter would not have been condoned at the time, adding, “The misunderstandings and heartaches (that I endured) will never be understood by others – I can only suffer alone.” The singer, who was single at the time, has never married.
Qianyu, whose father died last year, has been having trouble dealing with the double blow of having to reveal her secret child and to cope with her death. She has declared that she will temporarily stop all work, and her brother expressed, “It’s unavoidable that she feels sad, but she will face it bravely.”
Qianyu has also revealed that she will not disclose further news of the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s death as she had expressed in her will that she would prefer for everything to be dealt with in a low-key manner. The singer shared that she was worried that it would become a source of negative inspiration for teenagers facing difficulties in life.
The coroner’s preliminary reports have suggested that Chunling had committed suicide, but officials have commented that they will have to retrieve her past medical history to make an accurate diagnosis.