Compiled by NAZREEN IZAHAR, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
Leader of all-girl group TWICE, Park Jihyo, and singer Kang Daniel have confirmed they are dating, reported Sin Chew Daily.
The two (pic) are now touted as K-pop’s “Most Powerful Couple” following the announcement.
Kang’s agency KONNECT released a statement, saying “the two have good feelings about each other and are dating” following speculative reports by the Korean press.
The two were reported to have met through friends in the beginning of the year and have been secretly dating, according to a source.
Fans have taken to social media to congratulate the couple and wished them well.
Kang, a former member of boy band Wanna One, made history last Tuesday when his album Color On Me became South Korea’s fastest-selling album for a solo artiste in 24 hours – having sold 342, 218 of it in just one day.
Jihyo is on tour with her band members and will be performing in the United States, Mexico City and the Philippines.
> Renowned pianist Cathryn Lee posted a topless photo of herself on Instagram, baring her entire back to the surprise of many of her fans, reported China Press.
The photo of her in a bikini bottom with her back facing the camera had garnered more than 59, 700 likes in less than a day.
Lee, 30, a gym enthusiast, is no stranger to online attention as she frequently posts pictures of herself in sexy outfits on her social media accounts.
A former student under classical pianist Li Yundi, Lee has in recent years made forays into the Hong Kong film industry.
She has acted in films such as Hungry Ghost Ritual and Special Female Force.
> Hong Kong singer Steven Cheung admitted online that he cheated on his fiancee with four other women, reported Oriental Daily.
The 34-year-old made a public apology for his “evil behaviour”, confessing that he lied to the other women saying that he was forced to marry his then pregnant girlfriend.
“I’ve lied to all the women saying that she (his fiancee) was using the child to blackmail me into marrying her, ” he wrote on Instagram.
The apology came after three of the four women gave an interview on a Hong Kong portal last month, after Cheung posted a picture of his newborn on Instagram.
The women claimed Cheung not only slept with them but had also borrowed money from them.
They had found each other after commenting on Cheung’s Instagram photo claiming that they were his victims.
• The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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