BAE'S GIFT TO FANS AT WEDDING
Actor Bae Yong Joon spent about 10 million won (S$11,700) taking care of fans who visited the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill hotel where he wed actress Park Soo Jin on Monday. Many of the fans had flown in from Japan to try to catch a glimpse of his private wedding. His company KeyEast Entertainment provided them with free meal coupons and canned coffees.
JACKSON'S FATHER SUFFERS STROKE
Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, suffered a stroke hours before a huge birthday bash in his honour on Sunday, and is being treated in a Sao Paulo hospital. Jackson, who was in Brazil to celebrate his 87th birthday, was diagnosed with a stroke associated with cardiac arrhythmia, the Albert Einstein hospital said.
The local media said the US$200,000 (S$273,000) celebration went on as planned, even though the guest of honour was in hospital.
AI WEIWEI HAS GERMAN VISA
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he told Agence France-Presse on Monday, just days after the police handed him back his passport following a four-year confiscation.
The authorities had denied him a passport after detaining him for 81 days in 2011. His six-year-old son lives in Germany. Ai told The New York Times last week that he would travel to Germany "as soon as I get a visa".