Chou’s wife shines at Cannes

  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 May 2019

Taiwanese actress and model Hannah Quinlivan (L) and Taiwanese singer Jay Chou, pose during the photocall prior to the 2020 Chanel Croisiere (Cruise) fashion show at the Grand Palais in Paris on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

SINGER Jay Chou was caught stealing glimpses at his actress wife Hannah Quinlivan from the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival, reported Sin Chew Daily.

The King of Mandopop reportedly arrived in Cannes, France, with his wife via helicopter.

Dressed in a black hoodie with sunglasses, Chou was seen blending in with festival-goers on Wednesday.

It was clear that the singer did not wish to steal the limelight from Quinlivan, who was there to promote her new film Skyfire.

Filmed in Malaysia, Skyfire is said to be China’s first big-budget disaster movie and tells the tale of holidaymakers trapped in a tropical resort after a volcano erupts.

Quinlivan walked the red carpet in a black gown by Armani Prive.

She later posted a picture of herself on Instagram with a message to her husband: “Thank you to the man in shades standing outside @jaychou.”> Two Malaysians – rapper Name­wee and singer-songwriter Evange­line Wong – have been nominated in separate categories in Taiwan’s prestigious Golden Melody Awards, joining other big names such as Jolin Tsai and Sandy Lam.

Sin Chew Daily reported that Wong, who released her debut album Unlimited Love in Taiwan

last year, was nominated for Best New Artiste.“My mum and I held our breath (when the announcement was made). I couldn’t stop the tears streaming down my face,” Wong, 25, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

Namewee, who wrote the song Ten Ways to Commit Suicide and directed its music video, was nominated for Best Music Video.

Sung by Malaysian singer and actress Ribbon Ooi, the song is aimed at highlighting the suffering of victims of domestic abuse and bullying, and those with depression.The 30th Golden Melody Awards will take place on June 29 in Taipei.

> A Year Four pupil in Ampang Jaya, Selangor, was told to do 100 ketuk ketampi (ear squats) because she forgot to bring her homework to school, China Press reported.

Her mother claimed her daughter had been given such punishments for the last two years, adding that the latest incident happened on April 28.

Known only by her surname Lin, the woman said her daughter was asked to do 30 to 100 ear squats whenever she left her textbooks or homework at home.

“My daughter has thalassaemia. Doing so many ear squats will affect her health,” she said.

Lin met with the headmaster and the teacher in February, but they denied punishing her daughter.

She has since arranged for her daughter to receive counselling, claiming that the incidents had traumatised her.

?  The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.


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