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ACTOR and producer Datuk Hans Isaac quashes rumours that he and fiancee Aileen Gabriella Robinson have broken off their engagement.

A few days ago, Robinson had taken down photos of the couple together from her Instagram account, causing many to wonder if their relationship is on the rocks.

When contacted by The Star’s Malay-language portal mStar Online, Isaac said: “I was shocked when I received WhatsApp messages and missed calls from the media asking me about this.”

He assured: “We are still together, I’ve asked Gabby (Gabriella) to give a media statement soon. Sorry, I’m currently in a meeting.”

mStar Online also reached out to Robinson on the issue.

“I decided to open a new private (Instagram) account for my friends and family. My old account is only for work purposes,” she responded.

“I have to separate my work life and my private life.”

Isaac proposed to Robinson on Jan 29 and was scheduled to wed on July 29 initially. The wedding date was later postponed as Robinson’s father and other family and friends couldn’t make it. No new date was announced.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Singer Yuna today got engaged to Adam Yousof Sinclair at a event at her parents’ residence in Shah Alam, Selangor.

The event was attended by family members and close friends, Yuna Room Records said in a statement today.

Yuna or her real name Yunalis Zarai, 30, began her friendship with director Adam Sinclair, after working together on set for a commercial in early 2013.

Initially just friends, their relationship developed at the end of 2015.

By 2016, Yuna had introduced Adam to her parents, and she was also introduced to all of his family members.

Plans for engagement began after both parents have met each other for the first time on 27th March 2017, the statement read.

“Syukur Alhamdulillah, it was a beautiful engagement. I was very happy that everything went smoothly, and we had all of my family members & best friends attending the event,” Yuna said in the statement.

“The house was decorated beautifully, and we were very happy to host Adam’s lovely family in our home. I would like to thank all the fans for their well wishes and their prayers.

The singer said she is very happy that she met Adam.

“He has a wonderful heart, he’s very responsible and respectful of my parents, He is my best friend, and he brought so much joy and laughter into my life, and I’m excited to embark on this new journey with him,” she said. -AWANI

KUALA LUMPUR – Qu Puteh beauty products founder, Datuk Seri Hasmiza Othman or popularly known as Dr Vida revealed that she is currently seeing a handsome European man.

She told mStar that she met the man, in his early thirties, while celebrating Hari Raya recently.

“We have known each other for several months. Before this we only talked on the telephone but this Hari Raya I invited him to come celebrate at my house, ” she told the portal.

She did not expect him to take up her offer, and when he did, she took the opportunity to introduce him to her family.

She said the man fits her criteria of a good husband.

“He has it all…handsome, grey eyes, blonde hair, young, stylish and is a businessman. I think he is on par with David Beckham,” she said as quoted by the portal.

However, the mother of four said they are still getting to know each other.

“I’m reluctant to hurry because I’m still traumatised from my last marriage that didn’t last long. Let us be friends first,” she said.

She did not reveal the nationality of the man. -Awani

US actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage in joint statements shared on social media.

The couple, who met in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight, said attempts to save their relationship had failed.

“We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” Pratt wrote in a post on Facebook on Sunday.

Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, were married in 2009. They have a son named Jack.

“Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward,” the statement said.

The statement added that the two had “cherished” their time together and “continue to have the deepest respect for one another”.

Pratt, who played Andy Dwyer in the US comedy series Parks and Recreation, has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men thanks to roles in Jurassic World and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In April, he paid a lengthy tribute to Faris after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Without you, none of this would mean anything,” he said.

Faris had earlier praised Pratt at the ceremony, introducing him to the stage with an emotional speech.

“I know that if our circumstances were different, and we weren’t as fortunate to be standing here and leading our Hollywood life, we would be happy in the woods together,” she said.

Faris found fame in 2000 with Scary Movie, the spoof horror film series in which she played Cindy Campbell in the first four instalments. She later co-starred alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in the controversial 2012 film The Dictator and told the BBC at the time that it was an “honour” working with him.

She went on to play the role of Christy Plunkett, a single mother who has battled with alcoholism and drug abuse in Chuck Lorre’s US sitcom Mom.

The news of the couple’s split was met with disbelief on social media as fans took to Facebook to share their sadness.

“Lord, I pray that you restore this marriage. In Jesus’ name. Amen,” wrote Ann Stenbak Cole.

Another Facebook user, Miriam Sinton, wrote: “I never thought I would see this announcement. I am sorry for you and your family.” -BBC

She’s been a reality star since the age of nine – when Keeping Up With The Kardashians first hit TV screens.

And now at age 19, she’s finally showing fans what it’s really like be Kylie Jenner – on her new show the Life Of Kylie.

In the series premiere, she revealed to her best friend Jordyn Woods her frustrations with fame:’I just want to run away.’

During the Sunday debut, the beauty mogul spoke to a therapist about her struggles with being in the public eye.

The teenager entrepreneur, who turns 20 in a few days, sat down for her first ever therapy session: ‘When you grow up on camera, people feel like they know you,’ she said.

‘I for sure didn’t choose this life – but I’m not going to say I’m not keeping up this lifestyle,’ acknowledging that her social media activities makes her even more famous.

‘I don’t like all the attention because it reminds me I’m Kylie f****n Jenner,’ the teen said.

The brunette said she wanted try therapy out ‘to just figure out where I want to go in life.’

She also checked an item on her bucket list, which was to experience prom.

Kylie and her best friend Jordyn Woods took a high school student named Albert to his prom in Sacramento.

The duo decided to surprise the high schooler; they first spoke about him to his mom, who revealed that her son has abandonment issues after his father left when he was six.

His mom also said that some kids at his school poked fun at the fact he didn’t have a date for prom by putting up a sign.

It said: ‘Albert needs a date to prom;’ his mom said the poster hurt his feelings.

Kylie surprised the teen and revealed that both her and friend Jordyn were his prom dates – much to the glee of Albert and his classmates.

She said she hoped to change people’s perspective of him and ‘change his life a little. It was so cool. I’m so glad we made it here.’
The star noted that she has a soft spot for outcasts, adding that ‘I still feel like an outcast because I can’t relate to anyone.’
During public outings, Kylie is often completely surrounded by screaming fans- something which she is still not used to.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder explained on the show: ‘Kim always says this is what she’s made for and I respect that. But its hard to do normal things when every single person knows who you are.’

In another raw moment, Jordyn takes Kylie to a public outing to the beach – but at midnight in order to avoid being seen.

The emotional star told Jordyn: ‘This fame thing is going to come to an end. Ijust don’t know who I’m doing it for.’

Dressed in sweats and sneakers, Kylie talked about sister Kendall Jenner as well as friends Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid – people who she says ‘are made for this,’ referring to fame.

‘Sometimes I wish I could do that,’ the star revealed, adding that she only keeps up her appearance in public for her makeup brand Kylie Cosmetics.

She noted that she wants to ‘grow as a person the way I want to grow.’

The duo make a pact to ‘just live.’

Kylie says that while she’s grateful about her ‘most extraordinary life,’ she treasures the ‘moments I feel normal – like a 19 year old girl. It’s the best.’

‘I don’t know what it’s like to live a normal life where people just don’t know who you are – to just get out of the car and not have everyone stare at you,’ Kylie said.

She said ‘for so long i feel like I’ve been putting this different persona,’ adding that she depended on social media to ‘keep up this idea of who I am.’

The star confessed: ‘I think I lost a lot of parts of myself.’

She recalls being 14 years old and being able to embrace her playful personality.

Kylie added that feels like she lost the funny side of herself and that now ‘I’m kind of putting up a version of myself.’

She also touched on comments people share about her online, who often criticize her appearance and career.

The teen acknowledged that she knows ‘a lot of people have it worse than me but sometimes its a lot to handle. Sometimes I’m like, this is it, I’m going crazy.’

The series also showed the funny Kylie, including the star coaching Jordyn during her blind date.

The duo have been friends since the summer after eighth grade.

While her friend went on a date, Kylie sat in her car with a walkie talkie – speaking to Jordyn through an ear piece.

Jordyn talks to her date about having only two friends -which Kylie does not like to hear.

She badgers Jordyn on who the other friend is over and over again, continuously interrupting her date.

The Life Of Kylie airs on Sundays at 9 pm on E! -Daily Mail

LOS ANGELES: Burglars made off with $2 million in jewelry from singer Alanis Morissette’s home in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, US media reported Tuesday.

The Canadian-born alternative rock giant was not at home when the thieves struck on Thursday, celebrity news website TMZ said, although police were not immediately able to confirm the report.

The break-in comes less than two weeks after Morissette’s former business manager, who worked for other entertainment and sports figures, admitted embezzling more than $6.5 million from his clients.

Jonathan Schwartz, 48, entered his plea to federal wire and tax fraud charges for failing to disclose the embezzled funds to the Internal Revenue Service.

He is due to be sentenced on May 3, and faces a prison term between four and six years.

He acknowledged that between May 2010 and January 2014, he withdrew about $4.8 million belonging to Morissette without her knowledge or authorization.

Morissette said in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles last year that she fired Schwartz after growing suspicious when he could not provide timely information on her finances.

The singer was the voice behind a string of energetic rock anthems in the mid-1990s including “You Oughta Know,“ “Hand in My Pocket” and “You Learn.”

Her 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill” won the Grammy for Album of the Year, making the then 21-year-old Morissette the youngest winner of the prestigious award until Taylor Swift. -AFP

 

Zayn Malik has defended his girlfriend Gigi Hadid after she was accused of ‘mocking Asians’ on social media.

Hadid, 21, was seen squinting her eyes as she held up a Buddha cookie and appeared to impersonate the face in an Instagram story posted by her sister Bella Hadid.

The video, which has since been removed, was met with a backlash online and saw Gigi faced with allegations of racism.

One user questioned how she can ‘make fun’ of Asians when her boyfriend is of Pakistani descent.

[email protected] being of Asian descent, how do you feel about your girlfriend making fun of Asian people?,” they tweeted.

Clearly unfazed by her actions he joked: “Trust me.. she likes asians ;).”

Gigi was faced with a barrage of criticism online with one user posting: “Gigi mocking Asians is offensive af. I’ve been laughed at for having small eyes when I was a kid just like she mocked the Asian features.”

A second wrote: “This is y’all woke Palestine queen? Gigi out here mocking Asian people. I would say she’s cancelled but she never started. Rat (sic).”

It comes months after she apologised for impersonating Melania Trump at the American Music Awards.

The Victoria’s Secret model was criticised after she mocked Mrs Trump’s controversial plagiarised speech while adopting a fake Slovenian accent.

In a hand written note she told fans that the skit was “done in good humour and with no bad intent”.

She wrote: “I too have been at the centre of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions, and was able to find the humour in it. I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run.”

“I apologise to anyone that I offended and only have the best wishes for our country.”

Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan knocked his rivals down to take his latest flick, Kung Fu Yoga, to the top of the local box-office chart over the Chinese New Year weekend.

In the five days from its release, from last Thursday to Monday, it earned $1.85 million, beating other films such as local movies Take 2, which is executive-produced by Jack Neo; and The Fortune Handbook starring Christopher Lee, Mark Lee and Li Nanxing.

Kung Fu Yoga, a comedy-action movie in which Chan plays an archaeologist who travels the globe in search of a long-lost Indian treasure, also turned out to be the actor’s biggest opening weekend in Singapore – it took $1.37 million from last Thursday to Sunday.

His next-best performing movie here is Dragon Blade (2015), which earned $1.35 million in its opening weekend, also during the Chinese New Year period. – Straits Times

Liam Payne is one happy father-to-be. Even if he remains mum about becoming one.

The 23-year-old One Direction singer and 33-year-old girlfriend Cheryl Cole, a fellow pop star who once judged him and his group on The X Factor, are expecting their first child.

She had showcased her baby bump on a night out with him earlier this month and E! News learned she is in her second trimester.

However, neither Payne nor Cole has ever talked about the pregnancy. He avoided the subject again Saturday, while taking part in an #AskLiam Q&A session on Twitter.

“Are you happy honey?” one fan asked.

“The happiest I could be,” Payne replied.

He ignored questions from fans about his and Cole’s upcoming arrival, some of which were a bit rude.

“Is Cheryl pregnant? Is that baby yours?” one person asked.

“What will be the baby’s name?” another user asked.

Some fans took it even further.

“How would you feel if your baby dates Freddie?” one person asked, referring to band mate Louis Tomlinson’s almost 11-month-old son.

Cole also remained mum about her pregnancy in an interview with The Mirror’s Notebook magazine a few weeks ago.

She talked mostly about Christmas, saying that she does not want presents and that for her, the holiday is all about family.

LOS ANGELES – Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born Hollywood siren perhaps better known for her prodigious love life than her movie credits, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, her husband said. She was 99.

An emotional Frederic von Anhalt told AFP that Gabor had passed away at home surrounded by friends and family. ”Everybody was there. She didn’t die alone,” he told AFP by telephone, choking back sobs.

The pair married in 1986, making it her longest marriage. Gabor, who in her heyday embodied the film industry’s platinum blonde ideal, was a voluptuous former beauty queen with a penchant for lame gowns that accentuated her hourglass curves.

Her resume includes a long list of film roles in such hit movies as “Moulin Rouge,“ “Lili” and “Arriverderci Baby.”

Gabor was well known along with her sisters, fellow stars Eva and Magda. But the actress was at least as famous for her conquests between the sheets as her triumphs on the silver screen.

Like her famous great-granddaughter by marriage Paris Hilton, Gabor was among the first celebrities to be famous for her celebrity. Her thick Hungarian accent was much parodied especially her penchant for calling everyone she met “darling”  or “dahlink” as she pronounced it.

It became her unique signature. ”I call everyone‘dahlink’ because I can’t remember their names,” the socialite once said.

She wrote in her 1993 autobiography “One Lifetime is Not Enough” that she lost her virginity at the age of 15 to Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. ”For the rest of my life, I would search for another god to eclipse him,” Gabor wrote.

Her romantic scorecard was a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood heartthrobs of her day, and her kiss-and-tell book detailed romances with screen legends Sean Connery and Frank Sinatra.

Gabor was known to be picky, however, spurning the advances of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, John Huston and Henry Fonda, she wrote in her autobiography.

Nine marriages

During nine marriages and a prodigious number of affairs that made her a fixture in America’s gossip magazines, she had just one child — a daughter Francesca, fathered by hotel magnate Conrad Hilton.

Her romantic dalliances even included a flirtation with screen legend Greta Garbo. ”She kissed me straight on the mouth. And I couldn’t help kissing her back because she was so overwhelmingly strong and so beautiful,” Gabor wrote.

In June 1989, Gabor made headlines when she slapped the face of a Beverly Hills police officer for giving her a traffic ticket. She was sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay $13,000 in court costs.

Bouts of ill health

Gabor, who had been in and out of hospital since a hip replacement in 2010, had several close brushes with death in recent years. A 2002 car accident left the actress partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.

She also had a stroke in 2005. One of her legs was partially amputated.

In 2011, von Anhalt said he had kept the extent of Gabor’s medical problems from her, so that she could enjoy the festivities in typical style. ”We had some champagne and caviar .. we really celebrated good,” he told AFP at the time. “I knew she had to go to the hospital, but I didn’t want to tell her anything.” – AFP