After dating for what must have seemed like a million years, Tony Leung and Carina Lau are finally getting married this year. Both have repeatedly admitted to the possibility of a marriage when asked by the paparazzi at several public events this year. Rumor has it that these two love birds will officially announce their engagement at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May. Why Cannes!? Why not at the recently held Hong Kong Film Awards? After all, won’t they find a broader audience at the latter event to congratulate them on their engagement, since they are more well known in Hong Kong than France?
Hong Kong, once known as the Hollywood of Asia, is apparently running out of talented singers or actors. Prudence Law and Shirley Kwan, two Cantopop divas that were popular in the late 80s and early 90s, held a comeback concert separately in HK this month and they were a hit. Sammi Cheng, another Cantopop diva who went into hiatus in the last few years, also had her comeback concert recently (including one in Atlantic City for the Chinese gamblers and fans living in the U.S. Eastern seaboard). Their fans, mostly gay men and housewives, have all responded enthusiastically to these concerts.
Because of his notorious sex photo scandal, Edison held a press conference and announced to the world (or at least to the people who cared) that he was retiring from the entertainment industry for good. Yet he can be seen everywhere these days. Edison can be seen in a recently released music video with Hong Kong actress/singer Josie Ho (daughter of the Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho). He can also be seen on some billboard in Chengdu, China touting its mass transportation system. He is also about to start shooting a romantic comedy financed by an American Independent movie studio with famous Taiwanese actress Shu Qi.
The retired Pop Diva was recently spotted at a Buddhist temple on E Mei Mountain in China
*That’s Faye Wong on the Far Left*
I love Faye Wong, so it’s certainly befitting to have my first Asian celebrity blog dedicated to this retired Asian pop diva. Faye, a devoted Buddhist, was recently spotted at a famous Buddhist temple on E Mei Mountain in China with some of her friends who are also performing/recording artists in China. Faye looks gorgeous despite having no make up on (and skinny too!). Fans clamored to have their pictures taken with her. How I wish I was there too! I’d ask her “Darn gurl, how did you stay so skinny!?”. I once flew all the way to Hong Kong just to see her in concert. It was a good call since that was her last concert in HK before she went into retirement. Many fans have asked her to come out of retirement to release an album or two. Yes Faye, the current Hong Kong/Taiwan pop tarts out there are nothing compared to you. You can even do a few Buddhist chants for all we care. We just want to hear your melodic voice. Desperate times call for desperate measures—I am heading to the closest Buddist temple in Chinatown to pray for Faye to end her retirement early.