Buzzing: Van Ness Wu's father sentenced to jail

Van Ness Wu's father sentenced to jail

Taiwan star Van Ness Wu's father has been sentenced to 37 months in jail by a Los Angeles district court over bribery and conspiracy charges, reported Apple Daily.

George Wu, 63, who operated an immigration consulting service, solicited money from immigrants hoping for United States permanent residence and citizenship, according to the United States Immigration And Customs Enforcement website. Some of the money was used to pay bribes to public officials in exchange for granting immigration benefits.

Van Ness' parents divorced when he was a child. The actor could not respond to the news as he was busy filming, said his agent.

Boy for Barbie Hsu

Taiwan actress Barbie Hsu, 39, last Saturday gave birth by caesarean section to a boy, her second child with husband, Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei, 34. They have a two-year-old daughter.

Brad Pitt honorary starter for Le Mans

Brad Pitt, 52, will be the honorary starter for the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race on June 18, organisers said. Actors Pitt and Tom Cruise have been linked for years to a movie project, Go Like Hell, about the 1960s sportscar rivalry between Ford and Ferrari. The late Steve McQueen waved the flag in 1971, the year he starred in the movie Le Mans.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe