Mag Lam exposed to have been abused by ex-boyfriend three times; Denies cheating accusations
24 year old Mag Lam, had been through many obstalces in the past, from losing her voice, to depression and anorexia. Today, it was exposed that she was abused three times by her first love, Ben. According to sources, Mag and her boyfriend started dated in Form 1, and have been on and off for several years. When Mag first met him, he looked like a refined, gentle boy. But who knew when he reconciled with Mag last year, he completely changed, always worrying that Mag would cheat on him; therefore checking on her all the time. At the end of last year, it was suspected that Mag was abused to the point that she was scared and decided to dump him.
More than a month ago, Ben had posted on Facebook, criticizing his girlfriend of "three crimes", saying she cheated on him three times, always emotionally out of control and never change her mistakes. However, the post did not mention her full name and only referred to the girl as "Miss Lam". He mentioned several times of his suspicions of being given the "green hat" many times. (T/N: meaning got cheated on)
Ben felt that it was hard for girls in the entertainment industry not to be close with other men; therefore he would check on Mag everyday and secretly looked at her phone records. Anytime he saw something "suspicious", he would confront his girlfriend. The two had reconciled last year, and at the time, Mag as seeming diagnosed by depression and anorexia. Ben took leave to accompany Mag, but it is rumoured that he didn't work afterwards, using Mag as an excuse and free-loaded off her 90% mortgaged, 500 square foot flat in Shatin.
Last March, Mag was bruised; the first time she was hit, Mag felt that because the two had a long history, she didn't have the heart to call the police. To save their relationship, the two went on vacation together. However, afterwards, the same situation happened again. The male had promised he wouldn't hit her again, but last October, it happened again, causing a lot of bruises on Mag; her left eye was even swollen.
Mag had grieved to a friend before, saying she did not cheat. In the end, Mag got fed up and broke up with him. According to sources, Mag and Ben had dated before. When Mag entered the industry in 2010, she and Ben broke up for the second time. Last year, when Mag and Sheldon Lo broke up, she and Ben reconciled, but who knew Ben would suddenly change so drastically.
Mag Lam: I cannot endure this any longer
When the media confirmed the situation with Mag, she replied through message and admitted that she and her ex-boyfriend had been through some pushing and shoving. As for cheating, Mag expressed that they are false accusations and that she's tried her best already. She wrote: "We have long years of history, I cannot bear to part with it. I tried many ways. When he was in need, I would help unconditionally. I would try my best to endure it, and tried to change myself. I even tried to prepare a vacation in hope to change our relationship, hoped that we could use happiness to deconflict all the remorse. But in the end, it was all the same, still ended unhappily, even with some pushing and shoving. I can't bear this anymore, I have already tried my best, but it is no use. When I found out he accused me liked that, I felt pained. It's also very scary, I never thought, the opposite of love could be so much hatred."
Sheldon Lo supports Mag, saying she did not cheat
Sheldon Lo, who had dated Mag Lam for 3 years, was asked whether he knew about Mag being abused, he replied: "Very surprised, I don't know about this at all. I went back to Australia for a month as my grandmother passed away. I only returned to Hong Kong last Friday, so I haven't contacted any of my Hong Kong friends."
Sheldon even asked the reporters back to confirm if it's really true, and asked if it could just be an accident. Asked about Mag's first love boyfriend accusing her of cheating, would it be with him? Sheldon said: "Definitely not me. I don't know about her past, I have a girlfriend now, I've told the public already."
Does he trust Mag? Sheldon: "No matter what the truth is, if the man did it on purpose, no matter if it's true or not, it is wrong. Because this is their personal matter and will affect others. Plus, it affects Mag a lot because she is in this industry. Abuse is wrong, a man should not do that." Sheldon Lo expressed that he doesn't know Ben, but trusts that Mag wouldn't cheat. However, he did not respond to whether he and Mag are still friends.
Mag Lam: Don't want to talk about it anymore
Yesterday, Mag indirectly admitted the news: "Thank you for everyone's concern. It is already in the past, I don't want to talk about it anymore. Plus, this is a matter between us, I just hope that we can look forward. I won't make any more comments or explanations because I don't want to hurt him. He is not in this industry, so I hope everyone can let him go. Plus I also don't want to get hurt again. Thank you once again for everyone's care and concern."
TVB purchases ATV's dramas and movies to lend a hand amid ATV's financial crisis
In recent months, Asia Television (ATV) has been facing a financial crisis, from delaying employees' salaries to being unable to pay their broadcast licensing fee. ATV has went through many different methods and sources to gather investments and help to avert disaster and solve their salary problem. However, the biggest crisis was when they needed to pay 17,000,000 HKD before February 18th for their broadcast license fee. The government allowed them to pay the fee in two installments. They were able to successfully pay the first installment before Chinese New Year. For the second installment, however, they only made the deadline 5 minutes before, paying off the remaining 7,000,000 HKD. It was revealed that the "white knights" were actually TVB and Fox Entertainment Group.
According to sources, earlier, TVB had bought ATV's classic dramas twice before: the first time, they bought 20,000 hours of ATV's martial arts dramas for 10 million HKD, approximately 80 dramas. Within those dramas included Nick Cheung and Donnie Yen's old ATV dramas, like "The Kung Fu Master" and "Fist of Fury", etc. The second time, TVB bought several of ATV's Cantonese movies for 1 million dollars, and established a "Cantonese Movie" channel on their paid network.
Afterwards, TVB lent out a hand once again, along with Fox Entertainment, and bought ATV's non-ancient dramas for 70 million HKD, including "The Good Old Days", "My Date with a Vampire" series, "Showbiz Tycoon" and "Flaming Brothers", etc. a total of 500 hours of dramas! TVB and Fox Entertainment now have exclusive overseas broadcast right for ATV dramas, but share the Hong Kong broadcast rights with ATV. ATV can still air their classic dramas on their "aTV Classic" channel. As for the boss of China 3D Digital Entertainment, Xiao Ding Yi also bought 29 of ATV's dramas that his father, Xiao Ruo Yuan had helped produced in the past.
Regarding TVB buying ATV's classic dramas, TVB TV Program Director, Dou Chi Hak confirmed that they indeed bought two sets of action dramas and non-action dramas from ATV; altogether over 2500 hours of their dramas. He expressed that the price they agreed upon is reasonable. The Cantonese movies they bought from ATV, in addition to the ones TVB owned before, there are a total of 1400 movies. They will be broadcasted on the new channel established by TVB on their paid network. As for the other set of ATV dramas, they are still developing a plan for them.
miss A's Suzy and actor Lee Min Ho is in a relationship!
Dispatch reported that the two have been in a relationship for 2 months now, and have been going on dates all over the globe. Dispatch caught Lee Min Ho as he went to Paris for a photoshoot on the 10th, and Suzy as she went to London for a photoshoot on the same date. However, after Lee Min Ho was done, he flew to London to meet Suzy. Suzy checked out from her Waldorf hotel on the 15th, and waited for Lee Min Ho to pick her up there.
Afterward, the two checked in (at slightly different times) at London's Shangri-La at The Shard, and afterward the two enjoyed 3-day date in London, with Lee Min Ho driving both of them around.
Even in Seoul, Lee Min Ho picked up Suzy, meeting almost every single day since February 25th, except for the time Lee Min Ho was overseas for a schedule.
UPDATE: Lee Min Ho's label Star House Entertainment said, "The two of them started dating about a month ago, and they're currently careful about their relationship. We hope everyone watches them with warmth."
JYP Entertainment also said, "Suzy and Lee Min Ho have been dating for about a month. They're just carefully starting, so we would be grateful if people look on them warmly".
After collaborating with Jung Yonghwa from Korean boyband CNBLUE on the latter’s debut solo album, JJ Lin nails another international duet with Japanese pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki.
The homegrown artist even wrote Ayumi a song called ‘The Gift’ for her new album titled A ONE, which will be released on April 8. The song is said to be based on her transformation from a girl next door to the superstar she is today.
Calling his song a gift to Ayumi and her fans, JJ co-stars in this music video as a pianist and her onscreen love interest. In the MV, Ayumi adorns a white flora gown while JJ is clad in a black suit and he even proposes to her in one of the scenes. At the end of the MV, JJ is seen pulling Ayumi in for a quick peck on her forehead, ending it on a heartwarming and sweet note.
Heaping praises on the song that JJ wrote for her, Ayumi added that it gives off a sense of purity and she was “very happy” with how the shoot turned out. “It (the song) showcases a very good side of JJ, not just as a man but as an artiste,” she said.
Prior to this, JJ and Ayumi also performed together at his Taipei concert on Valentine’s Day this year, after meeting through a mutual friend, Alvin Goh (Ayumi’s stylist for CoLOURS who is also from Singapore) last year.
JJ had remarked back in February that Ayumi is his eye candy, saying that “it is a dream come true to be able to a duet with her”. He also complimented on her “big and beautiful eyes which made his heart race”.