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they were go­ing to do the right thing and honor their re­porters’ hard work. Be­sides, it was too late to stop the press.

Episode 1 of in­nu­endo es­ca­lated dur­ing the weekend to Episode 2 of an­tic­i­pa­tion. The sus­pense was quickly bro­ken as the na­tion’s on­line jour­nal­ists took what­ever tips they could get hold of and jumped to dig­ging. The gist was, Wen had been see­ing Yao when his wife was preg­nant with their sec­ond child. Yao even moved closer to be their neighbor. Blurry pho­tos of their se­cret ren­dezvous in­Hong Kong sur­faced, hardly con­clu­sive yet tan­ta­liz­ing nonethe­less. All kinds of the­o­ries were floated.

The big­gest loser from this episode is the mag­a­zine that set the events in mo­tion, not the dis­hon­ored celebri­ties. In this day of in­stant news and com­men­tary, the print me­dia can be eas­ily trumped by their on­line com­peti­tors. Any­thing could have hap­pened dur­ing the two days when South­ern En­ter­tain­men­tWeekly was be­ing printed and trucked to news­stands. For

That said, ac­tors who rely on the trick of de­lib­er­ately blur­ring the line be­tween ac­tor and role should abide by his own rule. If you want the pub­lic to be­lieve you’re a paragon of moral­ity, then stick to it or suf­fer the con­se­quences.

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