‘My appearance is quite awkward’: Annie Yi explains why she doesn’t act anymore

Taiwanese singer-actress Annie Yi was recently doing a livestream when she was asked why she doesn't act anymore. The 56-year-old, who last appeared in the self-directed romance film The Queens in 2015, responded that it was because of two main reasons. "Because I don't feel like acting anymore. It's not because I don't like acting, it's just...

‘They’re kids with rights to grow up well’: Matilda Tao, Barbie Hsu and others call for stricter laws after Mickey Huang found to possess child porn

Multiple female Taiwanese celebrities are calling for stricter laws for children's rights days after former host Mickey Huang was revealed to have purchased pornography films — including seven featuring underaged girls — even after he was accused of sexual abuse in June last year. In posts on social media yesterday (April 8), the artistes, including Matilda Tao,...

‘A great honour’: 5566’s Tony Sun appears as guest in new season of Christopher Lee’s variety show

Dishing with Chris Lee is welcoming a new season and a foreign guest. Taiwanese singer-host Tony Sun, who shot to fame as a member of the boy band 5566, told 8world in a recent interview that being on the variety talk show with Christopher Lee was a "great honour". The 45-year-old added that the first time he went abroad...

Idol Indicted For Filming And Distributing Pornography Involving A Minor

Taiwanese actor Aaron Yan is facing allegations of filming and distributing pornography involving a minor. On November 8, Taiwanese news outlets reported that prosecutors in the Shilin District of Taiwan indicted Aaron Yan on charges of filming and distributing child pornography. Reports state that fans are shocked by the news due to Aaron Yan’s popularity. The Taiwanese idol debuted...

Eric Chou lived at US homestay to improve his English, ended up teaching their kids Mandarin instead

Some of us want to emigrate to pursue our dreams, but most of us don't have our minds set on it as children. Not Eric Chou though, who revealed that he wanted to move to the US aged 11 because his cousins, who were his best friends at the time, were emigrating there. The Taiwanese singer told...

‘I was afraid he treated me as his one and only since we met when he was only 20,’ says Jam Hsiao’s manager-turned-fiancee

When it comes to romance dramas or novels, some of us want the characters to fall head over heels for each other while others prefer a slow burn. It appears that Summer Lin's relationship with Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao is a real-life example of the latter, as she initially had reservations about pursuing one with him. In an interview...

Taiwanese Host Mickey Huang Investigated in Sexual Harassment Case

Taiwanese variety show host Mickey Huang (黃子佼) is currently being investigated as the perpetrator of sexual harassment crimes.  Police are looking into the case and have searched Mickey’s home to gather evidence. In July, a female netizen exposed she was  sexually harassed by Mickey when she was only 17 years old and pressured to take topless photos. Although...

Blackie Chen Files Criminal Complaint Against Da Ya

Accused of sexual harassment, Blackie Chen (陳建州) has turned the tables on Da Ya (周宜霈) by filing a criminal complaint against the Taiwanese actress. Da Ya, who co-hosted Blackie’s Teenage Club <我愛黑澀會> with Blackie, claimed she was sexually harassed by him 11 years ago. Immediately denying any wrongdoing, Blackie and his wife Christine Fan (范瑋琪) demanded compensation of 10 million Taiwanese dollars and a public...

‘I am Ella of S.H.E’: Ella Chen wins latest season of Sisters Who Make Waves

Taiwanese singer-actress Ella Chen, 42, has reportedly emerged as champion in the latest season of Chinese singing reality television show Sisters Who Makes Waves. The latest season of the show, which is in its fourth run, assembled a star-studded cast. Besides Ella, there were also Hong Kong actress Ada Choi, Amber Liu from now-defunct South Korean girl group...

‘He said if he doesn’t ejaculate, it’s not counted’: Nono accuser claims there are 20 other victims including teen, Taiwan host goes on hiatus

Nono is the latest Taiwanese celebrity to be caught in the country's #MeToo movement after actor Chris Wang, hosts Jeffery Hsu and Mickey Huang and singer-actor Aaron Yan apologised for their past actions. After allegations were made against the 52-year-old host on Monday (June 19), a new accuser took to social media on Tuesday morning outlining Nono's alleged sexual abuse...