[left] Fasha Sandha and Nora Danish make a good soap opera
Why oh why do Malay female celebrities like to go for rich married men?
Let’s take Fasha Sandha as an example. The gossip about her and socialite Rizal Ashram Tan Sri Ramli, who’s recently divorced from actress Nora Danish, is just getting hotter. (FYI, Fasha and Rizal have neither confirmed nor denied their alleged romance) It certainly doesn’t help that she and Nora are having war of words now.
Nora has openly accused Fasha of ruining her two-year marriage to Rizal.
“Fasha will never get to marry Rizal,” Nora unleashes her anger. “My former in-laws will never accept a husband snatcher into their family.”
But Fasha retorts back by saying, “When have I ever said that I want to marry Nora’s (ex) husband? If Rizal and his family got anything to say about me, the words should come from them, not Nora.”
While many celebrities like to keep their visit to plastic surgeons hush hush, Chow Yun-Fat is the total opposite. This man is proud of the nip and tuck he has done. And mind you, he started long time ago!
The Hong Kong actor admits to getting work done on his eyes when he was only 34 years old. "As I grew older, my eyelids began to droop. I began going for cosmetic surgery in Hong Kong when I was filming The God Of Gamblers in 1989," he said in an interview while promoting his new movie Dragonball in South Korea.
And he is willing to share his contact too! "If you go to Hong Kong for plastic surgery, I can introduce you to the doctor. He's cheap and good."
We bet Nicole Kidman has Fat Kor on her speed dial!
Seems like more trouble is coming Memey and Norman Hakim's way...The controversial Malaysian actors, who were busted for alleged khalwat (close proximity) last October, might be banned from Malaysian TV if found guilty by the Syariah court.
"Memey and I are just getting to know each other better," says Norman Hakim outside the Syariah court
"We do not condone such indecent behaviour among local actors," says a source inside Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).
In another development, Memey, 20 and Norman, 32, pleaded not guilty to the khalwat charges at the Syariah Lower Court in Gombak Timur. Both were released on RM3,000 bail and a surety each. The court has set 3 March for the case to be mentioned again.
Lan of Meet Uncle Hussain couldn't contain his excitement
Who would have thought that Meet Uncle Hussain, an underdog at the Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL 23) could win Song of The Year at the highly popular Malaysian mainstream music awards show? But it pays to be real talents. The quartet of Lan (vocals), Taja (guitars), Afat (bass) and Kudux (drums) bowled over the professional judges (including Adibah Noor and an entertainment editor from Utusan Malaysia) at the prestigious TV3-owned show with Lagu Untuk Mu -- a haunting, indie pop-rock heartbreak song they penned in 2005 that was inspired by The Killers.
In their acceptance speech, Lan thanked everyone who have supported the indie music movement in the country. "This is a big recognition for our years of hard work. And an honour to all the independent bands in Malaysia." The band won $25,000 cash prize and a trophy for Best Song, plus another $12,000 for clinching the championship in the Pop/Rock category.
The more you ban Faizal Tahir, the bigger he gets
As for the crowd's favourite Faizal Tahir, the adequately talented pop singer/songwriter walked away with total cash prize of $32,000, having won in the individual categories of Best Vocal, Best Performance and Best Ballad for Sampai Syurga.
Tired of the endless rumour surrounding her marriage, Siti says she's willing to call it quits if that is what you Siti-haters out there want. "Please stop spreading lies about me and my husband," begs the Malaysian pop diva. "I'm very disturbed by what people say these days. I'm willing to quit and be a full-time housewife if that is what it takes to stop the title tatle."
I will go if y'all don't like me anymore
Among the most hurtful lies about her, according to Siti, is that she has done liposuction to lose her "excess baggage". "Yes, I've put on weight after marriage. But I didn't suck out the fat. What I did was I stopped eating rice completely in order to regain my figure."
But nothing beats the string of romantic rumour on Datuk K. (They still say he wants to take another wife) Pledging her undivided support (yet again) for her husband, Siti says, "I know who my husband is."
Well Siti, you're only 30. Isn't it a bit too early for you to retire?
Move aside Mawi and Ekin. The pelamin is now set for Que Haidar, 29 and Linda Jasmine, 36.
The gifted Malaysian actor is set to wed his choreographer girlfriend of less than a year on 14 February at Bora Ombak Restaurant in Ampang. "Linda is the one for me. Our age gap don't matter to me. Age is just a number," comments Que.
The Maut star, who met Linda through a mutual friend, says he's attracted to her because of her maturity. "I need a woman who knows how to control me."
When asked what made her fall for the character actor, the gorgeous Linda, who is the chief critic in Sehati Berdansa has only this to say, "I'm a fussy pot. Que is the only man who can put up with me so far. Plus, my son (Qalif Khan -- her son from her previous marriage) adores him."
When will the romantic rumour on Datuk K end? The latest on Siti's darling hubby is that he’s not seeing an air stewardess, but Malaysian actress Rozita Che Wan. So smitten is he that he’s given her a pearly white BMW 3 series as a gift of love.
Datuk K & Siti: Two's a couple
When confronted by the Malay press, Rozita vehemently denies the rumour, saying “I don’t know who Datuk K is. I’ve never even met him! I bought the BMW with my own money two years ago.”
Rozita: Three's a crowd
I would love to believe you Rozita, but too many celebs, Siti and Datuk K included, had denied their relationship when it was sniffed out by the press. So I'm cynical.
Siti on the other hand, has chosen to keep mum about her reportedly troubled marriage.
Shah Rukh takes an hour to fit into his baju Melayu [photo: Noorsila Abd Majid]
It may be hard to believe, but all Shah Rukh Khan wanted upon his arrival in Malacca was to have Pepsi and strong coffee served in his RM3,500 royal suite. "He also loves tandoori chicken," revealed Bharat K. Ajmera, the owner of the luxurious Villa Istana, the hotel that hosted the Bollywood superstar. "He's a very simple guy, actually."
Simple was he. Already half a Malaysian at heart, Shah Rukh, as Galaxie discovered in an exclusive at his hotel room, also enjoyed our mamak-style fried noodles.
On his baju Melayu, samping and songkok (Malay traditional costume and headgear) that he had to wear for his Datukship investiture ceremony, the 43-year-old said excitedly, "I had a lot of questions, especially on my sampin and songkok when I was on the plane. I must say it's something different. But very comfortable."
So the truth is out about Norman Hakim and Memey. The actors are set to wed after Raya Haji (Eid Adha), which is this month.
Norman & Memey: We're happy together...
"She's in love with him and he's in love with her too," says a source close to the controversial couple who got busted for khalwat (close proximity) recently.
Abby Abadi: Please release me....
I wish I could say congrats to 'em both. But whatever happens to Abby Abadi, Norman's first wife? The source says Norman is still reluctant to divorce Abby. "He wants to settle for a polygamous marriage. But she's fighting hard for her rights."
Seems like this is the season for Malaysian celebs to divorce. The latest casualty is Radhi of OAG. The indie pop-rocker and his wife of three years, Shazlin Sharif have called it quits.
Radhi and Shazlin in happier times
"She wants out of the marriage," says a source close to Shazlin, adding that the singer/actress has already filed for fasakh (a provision in the Islamic law that allows a wife to divorce her husband) at a syariah court. "But he refuses to sign the divorce papers."
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