Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) has been in the news quite a bit lately, and for all the wrong reasons. Last week, pictures of a woman with an uncanny resemblance to her surfaced during the Edison Chen scandal and this time, she refers to Hong Kong as a foreign country (国外), and talks of how she wants to gain glory for the people of Taiwan (“为台湾人争光”). Her Chinese fans are not finding it funny, and she is getting it big time on the Internet. God knows what will happen to her, but we do know the last time Zhang Huimei (张惠妹) sang the Taiwanese anthem, she was barred from performing in China.
Fans of Gillian Chung wait overnight at the Beijing airport and mob her upon her arrival. Repeated questions by a reporter of whether she accepts Edison’s Chen apology go unanswered:
Unconfirmed rumours have surfaced in Hong Kong that at a recent meeting between Nicolas Tse, Cecilia Cheung and Edison Chen at the Four Seasons Hotel (where Edison is staying), Nicolas was unable to control himself and attempted to hit Edison. Cecilia tried to restrain Nicolas and broke down into hysterics, and security guards quickly came to Edison’s protection.