ROYAL WATCH: Kate Middleton—Style “Fit For A Queen”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 0 comments

(The striking brunette dubbed by British tabloids as “Princess Waitey” and her prince prepare for the big announcement Tuesday)

I’ll admit it… like many girls in my generation, I had a little crush on Prince William, as a teenager. Charming, attractive, and classy, I think my admiration for Britain’s heir to the throne paralleled my mom and her friends’ admiration for JFK Jr. From the time I was thirteen up until I started college, I was probably one among millions of young women who actually believed, I had a shot at becoming a princess… and when a pretty, doe eyed coed from St. Andrews University stole his heart, mine was crushed… a little… okay, a lot! Like many girls, I thought, “who is this Kate Middleton?"

Being a college romance, I’m sure there are many girls who were right there with me, holding their breath to see if his royal highness would leave one commoner for another… but after a while, as my crush crashed, burned, and the teenage dream faded away, I grew quite fond of Miss Middleton. As her romance with Prince William blossomed, so did her style…

(Kate looks radiant in a sapphire blue Issa London wrap dress to match her new 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to the late-Princess Diana)

Through the eight-year courtship, Middleton has become a style icon, but looking good never came easy. In her early years dating Wills, royal watchers were critical of her appearance. Although naturally pretty, Middleton was often labeled by critics as “too common” for a prince.

(Sporting a summery version of her signature wrap dress at a polo match)

Needless to say, she enlisted some help for a makeover. Under the guidance of British style-maven Leesa Whisker, Middleton, the belle of St. Andrews University, developed a clean, conservative style fit for royalty, and captured worldwide attention. She has made several international best-dressed lists, including “Vanity Fair” in 2008, and “People Magazine’s Top 10 Best Dressed” in 2010.

(Kate is often known to wear creations from British designers, like Issa, featured on the left, but dazzled the crowd in a simple plunging turquoise gown by American label, BCBG Max Azria)

Standing at 5’10” with sparkling hazel eyes, chestnut hair, and reported measurements of 30-23-33 according to one style source, Middleton’s eight-year courtship with the future king isn’t the only cause for envy among women. The English Rose is just about any stylist's dream come true.

Over the years “Team Kate,” has developed several signature looks that put a new millennium twist on royal tradition. So as the royal couple prepares for what may perhaps be the wedding of the 21st Century, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite looks in Middleton’s “style file”…

1) Evening Elegance

From clean coed to royal bombshell in a gunmetal silk Issa London gown. A black clutch and pumps complete the outfit.

2) A Royal Affair

One of her first public appearances with the royal family at the 2006 Sovereign’s Parade. I’m a firm believer that every woman should have one bright coat in her closet. Kate caps off British tradition in a custom made hat and smart leather gloves. She keeps the conservative look young and modern with her signature black suede boots, opaque tights, and clutch.

3) All That Glitters

Kate sparkles in a daring, black sequined mini-dress with her signature black suede boots showing off her long legs and svelte frame.

4) Smart and Chic

A contemporary twist to the jackets and dresses you would see at many wedding ceremonies for English Aristocrats. Kate pairs an electric blue silk cocktail dress with a fitted single button blazer and custom designed hat.

5) Iconic “White-Hot” Coat

Perhaps the most sought after item from Kate’s closet. A simple white, double-breasted wool coat, perfectly fitted with a swing cut, A-line bottom that allows the garment to hang like a dress.

With a look that’s prim, proper, but still young and contemporary, Middleton paints the portrait of a modern princess. The world may be watching as she prepares for her wedding, but there’s no doubt that the 28-year old icon is ready to assume her responsibilities in public life, and do it all—in style.

Middleton, like most girls, was not born of royal or aristocratic blood, but I think her story resonates with every girl who wants to believe in fairy tales. Some girls would be lucky to meet someone that treats her like a princess, but Middleton found a real prince, and shows all the single girls who lost hope in love that there can be a "happily ever after."

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Priscilla Luong thinks once Kate marries into Britain’s royal family and has unlimited access to all the royal couturiers, she will need to clean out her single girl’s closet. If her highness decides on a public auction for the single, common girls who could use some of her shoes, wardrobe, and pure fabulosity… Priscilla will be first in line. If you plan to outbid Priscilla, or happen to find that gorgeous Issa wrap dress, drop a courtesy note at pluong@ktab.tv, she’s looking for one to wear on-air…

Texas Style: "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"

Monday, September 27, 2010 0 comments

Many of "y'all" know, I'm not from Texas but got here as soon as I could... and over the last two years, the Lonestar State has become home. With many gals in the KTAB newsroom coming from out of state, one of the first things we wanted when we arrived in the Big Country... was a pair of REAL cowboy boots.

I still remember the first time I stepped into a boot shop. A Texan friend knowing my lifelong affinity toward boots told me I had to stop by the cowboy boot mecca, Allen's Boots on South Congress.


I was amazed at the number of styles, colors, textures, and detailing that came with each pair of cowboy boots... it was like I bumped into Carrie Bradshaw's Texan cousin! Needless to say, I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to begin, so I did what my mother taught me... start with the pair you like best, and then check the price tag...


"WOW!!!! $1600!!!!!! REALLY?!"

Looking at the quality, and handcrafted leather, I knew the boots were certainly an investment, but the price tag was comparable to Christian Louboutins and Manolo Blahniks that I only plan to buy after I win the Megamillions Jackpot.


"Boy... I guess Carrie Bradshaw DOES have a cousin on this side of the Mason-Dixon line..."

After a few hours searching for a happy medium between "fabulous" and "frugal," I finally settled on a pair I loved and could afford, but you don't need a tank of gas and a pilgrimage to Austin if you're on the prowl for the perfect pair of cowboy boots...




Farm and Ranch Western Wear will have it's 2nd Annual "Deal or No Deal" Boot Extravaganza this weekend. All you have to do is choose any boot in the store's inventory, make an offer, and it will be either a "Deal" or "No Deal." And it's not just for the ladies... Men's and Children's boots are up for sale too. The sale begins Saturday, October 2nd, and ends Sunday, October 3rd.

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Priscilla Luong knew she would love Abilene as soon as she stepped off the plane, hopped in her car, turned on the radio and heard Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for "Walkin'." She thinks every woman in America could take a lesson from a Southern Belle... share what's in your Southern Belle Primer! You can e-mail Priscilla at pluong@ktab.tv

Vintage Priscilla: The "Coolest Cat" in School

Friday, August 20, 2010 0 comments

As I browsed through Target last Friday afternoon, I saw many Big Country families shopping for school supplies, hoping to beat the rush before the Tax-Holiday. Watching these families made me think of my own when my brother and I was still in school, but as I walked through the endless aisles of school supplies… one thing was certain…

Despite the absence of “Yikes” pencils and “Lisa Frank” Stationery… kids today have a MUCH cuter (and cooler) selection to choose from than Bryan and I did when we were in school! Being a nerdy kid growing up… I think I liked shopping for notebooks and highlighters more than I liked shopping for clothes. Okay… sometimes I still do… As I marveled at the vast selection of “designer” pencil cases and lunch boxes, something triggered immediate flashbacks to my first day of kindergarten…

I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the vast selection of HELLO KITTY. It made me think back to the days when Mom and I would make our special trip to the Sanrio store in San Francisco to get ready for the first day of school. Sanrio never came cheap back then, so we would always have to save up for it… but even 20 years after rocking the pink Hello Kitty backpack, I still remember how happy I was as I clutched my matching notebook and lunchbox on the first day of school.

When I checked the price tag on the Hello Kitty items at Target, it was considerably less than what it was at Sanrio, and still has the same adorable cat that’s brought smiles to little girls’ faces for generations. I’ve always been a big fan of Target and all the folks recruited to design special lines for them, like Anna Sui and Todd Oldham… and I think it’s awesome to have an icon, like Hello Kitty, on the style team for the little ones.

Well… make that for the young, and young at heart… My mother visiting from Vietnam still hasn’t forgotten about her daughter’s love for Hello Kitty! Thanks Mom :).

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Priscilla Luong was serious about her last tweet on Twitter… hugs and pink thumbprint cookies from McKays to all the little girls in Abilene rocking the Hello Kitty backpack this year. Show off your Hello Kitty gear! Send her pictures at pluong@ktab.tv.

Sending Off Angela in Style: Her Secret to Looking and Feeling Fabulous

Monday, May 31, 2010 0 comments
(Angela gets ready for her last newscast at KTAB)

As the Big Country says goodbye to Angela Taylor, the girls in the KTAB newsroom are saying goodbye to our big sister. I think I speak for all the girls in the newsroom when I say we all look at Angela in admiration and awe. With all four of us being either the only child or oldest child in our families, when we joined the KTAB family, we got the older sister we never had (and trust me... she's been there to witness all of our growing pains!).

(Neither of us can live without our lip gloss!)

Moving from home, and making that transition from college to career isn't always easy, but Angela (and Bob!) has always been there to give us guidance and support. There's plenty of things we'll miss about her... but let's take a trip down memory lane, and a quick look at her style file:

STYLE SECRETS: Angela in her own words!
  • WHERE SHE GETS HER FABULOUS "NEWS-DO" DONE: Courtney Fortune, The Oak Creek Salon on S. 27th and Barrow.
  • FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCTS: Tresemme! Ooh-la-la! My hair is so curly I have to manage the frizz!
  • FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP: Express and Target! But I've found some great deals on jackets at Goodwill, but I'd really like to raid Priscilla's closet! How many shoes do you have?! (Answer: Hehe, enough to have a shoe problem!)
  • PREFERRED PLACE TO GET THE ESSENTIAL MANICURE/PEDICURE: City Nails! Cute lady who loves her KTAB News.
  • THE ITEMS IN ANGELA'S MAKE-UP BAG CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Lip gloss and powder, that's all I need!
  • SHE NEVER LEAVES THE HOUSE WITHOUT: Cell phone, wallet, and Turner, let's shop!
  • BEST FASHION ADVICE: Fit your body! I'm short with soccer legs! Skinny jeans are a no-no, but I love sundresses!
  • BIGGEST FASHION "FAUX PAS": No comment! Haha, I don't want to offend anyone ;).
  • ON DRESSING UP TURNER: Dresses and BIG Texas Bows! I love how babies look cute in everything!
  • ON BALANCING MOTHERHOOD AND A CAREER: Luckily, Turner has always been a huge part of KTAB. She came in all the time, so I never feel like I am missing out on her.
  • ON LOOKING AND FEELING FABULOUS: I am almost thirty, and have never felt better! Being a mom changes not just your life, but how you feel.
  • BEST THING ABOUT ABILENE: The people. Everybody is so friendly! Plus great BBQ and Mexican food! And of course, KTAB News :).

When I began working at KTAB in October 2008 there's no question that the first thing I noticed about Angela was her talent and ability to lead a newsroom... but I'll tell you the next thing I noticed about Angela... her hair! I wanted to know where she got it done! She'd always walk into the newsroom with perfect news hair each day. To say the least, many of us girls at KTAB and KRBC followed her lead to the Oak Creek Salon, but be prepared to wait for a good thing, because it's not easy booking an appointment with her stylist!


(Angela's signature 'do! With Bob at the 2010 Ben Richey Boys' Ranch Telethon... I swear the side sweep is always perfect!)

Another thing I loved about Angela is how she sticks to her guns, as a journalist, as a person, and of course... a fashionista. She goes with what works for her. There's a long standing joke with many girls in news, we've all chopped our locks for the job, myself included... but Angela found a happy medium, and still kept some of the length. It always looks fabulous.

Aside from her fab 'do, another thing you'll notice about Angela over time is how she always has an awesome pedicure. Every time I've seen her in sandals, she's got a perfect "10." I guess you can say she's polished from head-to-toe!

But it's not just Angela anymore... when I came to Abilene in Fall 2008, Angela also announced she was expecting her first child!

(Remember this? Yes, she was pregnant! AND field anchoring)

I think I can speak for the 300,000+ people in our viewing area when I say, my jaw dropped when I saw Angela doing live shots in the freezing rain when she was pregnant with Turner. You won't believe the number of phone calls we got in the newsroom that day! She's a trooper, and to say the least, she did it in style in her red wool coat.

(Turner Renee with Mommy and Daddy! And of course, her trademark "Texas Bow")

Once all the ice melted, and the flowers started to bloom, her beautiful girl, Turner Renee was born. We knew long before "Baby-T" was born that she would be a pretty girl and a sharp dresser just like Mom, but I think most of us girls really fell in love with Angela's baby when we saw all of her bows! Turner Renee is without a doubt, one of the best dressed babies I've ever seen. And in case you're wondering where all the cute outfits are from, here's a little secret: when Angela heard there might be a Children's Place coming to Abilene last year... I made some calls to the corporate office, and we verified it :).

(Mother and daughter, looking sharp in all kinds of weather!)

Needless to say, Angela is a woman who wears motherhood well. Balancing a career and family isn't easy for any woman, but she's got it down! That... and there's a good reason why she's on the board for the Sports and Fitness Expo... I've never seen a mother bounce back so quickly after having a baby! She trained like a champion, and got back to her old self quickly. Watching her encouraged many of us girls to hit the gym ourselves!

For the past month, Angela has done a series on people who've inspired her through her time here in the Big Country, but I think she's inspired quite a few herself, as a journalist, mother, sister, teacher, mentor, friend, and member of the Abilene community. Good luck in Fayetteville, Angela, and thank you for inspiring me.

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Priscilla Luong thinks Abilene's loss is certainly Fayetteville's gain... but more importantly she thinks Angela's beautiful little girl needs an agent, "Baby-T" has some serious star quality. If you'd like to second that motion, e-mail Priscilla at pluong@ktab.tv.

Vintage Priscilla: Mommy and Me

Sunday, May 9, 2010 0 comments

(Me, Circa 1985: This was my life before hairspray, but if you've ever seen me when I wake up in the morning... some things never change!)

News hair is no easy feat... but she who can help me conquer **THIS** bad hair day, can conquer the world!

Mom is many things to many people, but she will always be queen of my heart :). She's my best friend, and if you notice our dynamic, at times, my mother is also the big sister I never had. I would need all the fingers and toes in the newsroom, plus the sales department... and then some, to count all the fashion disasters Mom has rescued me from!

My mother lives in Asia right now, so she might be 8,000+ miles away, but I'll admit... I still call her... ALL the time, for everything... which goes to show, you're never too old to need your mother, and loving her... never goes go out of style.

Happy Mother's Day, to all the Moms out there!


(April 2010: On the red carpet at the "De Mai Tinh/A Fool For Love" movie premiere in Saigon, Vietnam in cocktail dresses from our favorite Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri (KIN Boutique: 194 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, HCMC)... I'd be in serious "girl code" violation if I told you how old she is... but I hope I can age as gracefully! 25-years later, she's still everything I want to be...)

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Priscilla Luong has fond memories of being a little girl who'd sit inside Mom's monstrous closet thinking "someday I want to be as pretty and glamorous as Mommy, and wear all her beautiful clothes!" And... she grew up to be, about the same dress size, let's not talk about our jeans... it makes Priscilla feel like the ugly stepsister! Send her your adorable (and embarrassing!) baby pictures at pluong@ktab.tv.


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Thursday, April 29, 2010 0 comments
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 0 comments
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 0 comments
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Jay Chou "Superman Cant Fly" released

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Rain On The Cover Of TIME Magazine!

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Daniel Henney and Shin Se-kyung in LG Cyon new add

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Sunday, April 25, 2010 0 comments
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Friday, April 23, 2010 0 comments
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Thursday, April 22, 2010 0 comments



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GDragon ‘She’s Gone’ MV from ‘Shine A Light’ concert DVD

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Fans can rejoice with a new MV released from GDragon.The MV is included as part of the concert DVD to GDragon’s solo concert ‘Shine A Light’ and features the song ‘She’s Gone’ off the singer’s solo album released last year.Love it or not?Credit - KBites

"There is no love" MV by Gummy

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Coming back with a new album ‘Loveless’ to be released on 29th April, Gummy reveals the full song and MV to the minialbum title song ‘There is no love’ on 22nd April.This will be Gummy’s appearance in her own MV after 5 years. Meanwhile, the minialbum contains 2 title song, the other one titled ‘As a man’. And it is known that the producer to the title song is Teddy. Meanwhile, a MV for ‘As A Man

Ji Sung in MBC’s Kim Suro

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 0 comments
Ji Sung (Swallow the Sun) is taking the titular role in MBC’s upcoming drama Kim Suro, as pictured in these newly released stills. He has acted mostly in contemporary dramas such as New Heart and All In, but jumps back two millennia to play the first king of the Kaya nation, who reigned in the 1st century A.D.In addition to Ji Sung and his co-star Yoo Oh-sung, the drama has added actress Seo

Bad Guy adrift without a broadcast date

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Kim Nam-gil’s upcoming drama Bad Guy has hit a bump in the road, because it has failed to secure a spot on the upcoming broadcast schedule. Producers had been planning to premiere the series in May on SBS, but against their expectations the show has not managed to snag a slot in SBS’s new drama lineup.Until recently, it had been planned for the next midweek spot on the SBS schedule. However, Lee

Jae-beom works with U.S. hip-hop producer Teddy Riley

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Korean singer Park Jae-beom (left) and American record producer Teddy Riley [AllHipHop.com]Park Jae-beom, Korean singer and former leader of boy band 2PM, looks set on making his debut in the U.S. music scene by collaborating with famed hip-hop producer Teddy Riley on his upcoming new album.AllHipHop.com, a popular online hip-hop industry news source, reported today that "Teddy Riley has teamed

Kim Yun-jin first public appearance since her wedding

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Picture of Korean actress Kim Yun-jin [L'Oreal]Actress Kim Yun-jin will be arriving in Korea today, attending an event later in the week which will mark her first public appearance since getting married last month."Kim will be flying in today to attend a function on Sunday held by L'Oreal for which she currently is the spokesmodel," said an official at her agency Zion Entertainment, adding that

"IRIS" season 2 starts pre-production

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Official poster for KBS TV series "IRIS" Season 1 [Taewon Entertainment]Pre-production work for the second season of blockbuster TV series has kicked off amidst much hype and anticipation among fans, according to production company Taewon Entertainment on Tuesday.Taewon explained in a press release that "IRIS" producers have started the casting process for the next season, even talking with

Filial Jay Chou to invite Grandmother on stage

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Jay Chou will be starting his concert tour in June in Taiwan. Tickets for the two shows were nearly sold out in just one day. The organizers are currently discussing the possibility of adding another show. It has also been reported that for the Shanghai and Beijing performances, Jay intends to have his maternal grandmother go on stage as a special guest.According to Mainland reports, the fairly

Lee Hyori in May issue of Vogue

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The beautiful diva Lee Hyori is featured in the May Issue of Vogue Korea. The Vogue Korea website recently uploaded the photo shoot with the title ‘Who’s Got The Power.’With her recent endorsement for Adidas, Hyori is photographed with various Adidas equipment and Jeremy Scott shoes. She’s also wearing clothing and accessories from Christos by Amsale, David Yurman, Diane Von Furstenberg, Bulgari,

Sex tape of female celebrity gets leaked!

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A shocking report has just been sent in, and yes, it’s scandalous! A singer, anonymously known as “A,” has once stopped her activities in the past due to an unfortunate scandal. She is creating yet another buzz online for having her sex video finally leaked.Since last weekend, a file – with its title revealing the star’s identity – began to spread online like wildfire. The file apparently

Twins return to stage performing at HK Coliseum

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The long wait by Twins fans is finally over. After the tumultuous year for Twins members Ah Sa and Gillian Chung following their personal affairs being revealed to the public, the girls are back on stage and rocking it. To the delight of thousands of fans at the Coliseum in Hong Kong the girls entertain fans with their stunning outfits. Credit - CRIThe Hong Kong pop duo Twins have returned to

Sammi Cheng tells about her suffering from depression

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Cantopop superstar Sammie Cheng disclosed she was once suffered from depression. After years in the entertainment industry Sammi still haven't been able to find love and Mr Right to settle down and have a family. In her recent interview with Mingpao she said that she previously sufferred from depression and that almost ruined her life. But luckily she found saviour in GOD and was able to live

Choi Siwon cozies up with daughter in Oh My Lady

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If you’re following SBS’s Oh! My Lady, you’ll probably find that one of the highlights is the interaction between the drama’s star, Sung Min-woo (Choi Siwon), and his young daughter Ye-eun, played by 5-year-old Kim Yu-bin. Here are a few images from Monday’s upcoming episode; if you’re spoilerphobic, don’t click for more photos!Choi Siwon has also released a few behind-the-scenes shots of him

2PM released "Without You" MV

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I love the piano intro. Enjoy!

Lee Jun-ki to enter military after shooting movie and drama

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As mentioned in the previous post, actor Lee Jun-ki is busy filming his latest project Grand Prix at Jeju Island. News has come out that Lee will have to serve his madatory military obligations when filming wraps up. Korean actor Lee Jun-ki will be pushing back his military entrance date to fulfill his current work commitments, according to his agency JG Company on Monday.According to an official

Sneak peek of Lee Junki and Kim Tae Hee’s upcoming movie Grand Prix

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The picture below of Kim Tae-hee sporting a new bang in a new movie Grand Prix alongside Lee Jun-ki. Kim who haven't appear in many movies nor dramas has recently return to acting through a lead role in popular kdrama IRIS is now busy filming a movie where she plays Joohee, a lovely character who loves horseriding. The upcoming movie Grand Prix has released its first still cut from the film.

S.H.E reveal solo career plans for 2010

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The three members girls group S.H.E. announced at a press conference in Singapore that each will pursue a solo career in 2010. There was no mention of the group dissolving.The name S.H.E. came from the first letter of each of the band member's name Selina Ren, Hebe Tian and Ella Chen.SINGAPORE: Taiwan Mando-pop trio S.H.E revealed their solo career plans for 2010 at a press conference during the

Actor Daniel Wu marries long-time girlfriend in South Africa wedding

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Yes it is true. The handsome Hong Kong actor is now a married man. Congratulations to Daniel and his Mrs on a long and lasting marriage!!! HONG KONG: Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu announced on his blog on Saturday that he had tied the knot with girlfriend of eight years, Monaco-born model and Channel V veejay Lisa Selesner on April 6 in a wedding ceremony held in South Africa.The wedding, attended

Daniel Henney ditches about having no time to date and his type of girl

Thursday, April 15, 2010 0 comments
Sexylicious actor Daniel Henney blames his hectic work schedule and his constant travelling for his bachelor status. Daniel explains that whilst he's constantly travelling to different countries for work he has no time to date or have a serious girlfriend. Despite having no time to date he was previously linked to Hawaii actress Maggie Q and co-star in the hit K-Drama "My Lovely Kim Sam Soon"

Actress Vicki Zhao gave birth to a baby girl

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XIN MSN has reported that the "Mulan" actress Vicki Zhao has given birth to a baby girl at Singapore’s Gleneagles Hospital. She was reportedly gave birth via caesarean at 11pm on Sunday night. Both mother and daughter are in good health Vicki's manager confirmed.A BIG congrats to Vicki and her partner and their families.Source: XIN MSN Chinese actress Vicki Zhao has given birth to a baby last

Chilam Cheung told fans about his nose surgery via blog

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The day before yesterday, Chilam Cheung and good friend Aaron Kwok were having hotpot together. On his microblog, he posted a bandaged photo. Turns out that a few days ago, he had to visit the hospital for surgery. Yesterday, Chilam wrote a blog entry titled "Pain" revealing that his nasal bone is skewed due to allergies in the nose and congestion. He hopes that the pain can be resolved soon!

Gigi lai spotted shopping in Central Hong Kong

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Gigi Lai is 6 months pregnant, she was confirmed to be carrying twins. Gigi was seen shopping with her nanny and friend in Central the other day. The reporter went up to ask her how she was feeling ? Gigi did not reply but just smiled. The reporter saw her double chins as well as her 3 sizes up maternity dress.Since it was confirmed that Gigi is carrying twins, both families are excited. Husband

Parodies of Rain’s Love Song take the internet by storm

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The internet has recently exploded with parodies of Rain’s trademark “abs dance” from his comeback song Love Song.Following the release of his special album titled BACK TO THE BASIC, singer Rain has been met with undivided attention from the public, most who have awaited his comeback to the music scene for a long time.Love Song is an emotional ballad that is being promoted as Rain’s title track.

Lim Soo-jung to attend Calvin Klein show in Shanghai

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 0 comments
Korean actress Lim Soo-jung will be attending designer brand Calvin Klein's fashion show in China as a representative of Korea, according to her agency on Wednesday.The actress was invited to the event "World of Calvin Klein in Shanghai," the brand's first runway show in Asia, which will be attended by numerous actors and celebrities in the region.The fashion show, set to take place in Shanghai

Cecilia Cheung’s second baby is due in May

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In an interview with the Hong Kong press, Jennifer Tse, younger sister of Hong Kong artiste Nicholas Tse, revealed that her sister-in-law, Cecilia Cheung, will be giving birth to her second child in May.Speaking in an interview with Hong Kong's TVB Entertainment show on her family, love, and career, the 26-year-old revealed that Cecilia who's pregnant with her second child is due to deliver in

Spotted: Leehom and woman behaving intimately in public

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First-time movie director Leehom was caught behaving intimately with a woman in full public view at an event last month to celebrate the completion of his movie Love Announcement's shoot.After the wrap party at Shanghai's Muse nightspot ended at around 6am, a tipsy-looking Leehom was seen throwing his arms around a fair-skinned woman, who looked to be around 30 years old. The two behaved as if

Hyori is keeping an eye on SNSD’s Yuri and 2NE1’s CL

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At a press conference held on the 13th in celebration of her 4th album’s release, Lee Hyori was asked “Which girl group hoobae are you eyeing?” Without hesitation, the Queen of K-pop answered, SNSD’s Yuri and 2NE1’s CL, two members from the nation’s top girl groups.Regarding Yuri, Hyori stated, “It was like seeing myself in the past. I watched SNSD’s concert and Yuri’s solo performance was

Lee Hyori shows her exotic charms for Elle

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Taking time out from her busy promotional schedule for her new album, H-Logic, sexy queen Lee Hyori has done a photoshoot for Elle, showcasing her exotic charms.Due to her busy schedule, she could only film the photoshoot at night which then lasted until the early morning hours.But not once did Hyori stop smiling on the set.Hyori did a combination of boyish charm together with smoky effect for

"East Wind, Rain" Premieres Tonight in Beijing

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Director Liu Yunlong's Chinese espionage film "East Wind, Rain" will premiere tonight in Beijing, April 13, 2010, Ent.sina.com reports.A portrait of star Fan Bingbing, wearing a huge red dress, has just been released in advance of the premiere. According to the costume designer, this extreme colour aims to emphasize the pain of Fan's character in the film. With a length of 5 metres, the dress was

Rain issues a $2 million dollar lawsuit

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Looks like Rain isn’t out of the legal storm yet – although he won his last lawsuit, the idol is now involved in another lawsuit worth 2 billion won (~$2 million USD). Rain and seven other investors are all suing J.Tune Creative for embezzling the investment they put into the company, meaning that Rain, fortunately, isn’t the one under fire this time around.It’s been revealed through Newsen that

Linda Chung is hoping to get her clothes sponsored

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Since LInda Chung became a singer, she has been paying a lot of attention to what she wears. She is well known for being careful with money, but she suddenly spent thousands of dollars to buy 3 to 4 one-piece dresses for her spring collection to upgrade her image as a singer. Linda is hoping she would get some sponsors who like her new image and sponsor her outfits. That way, she would save even

Break up rumors, Kenneth Ma supports Nancy Wu hat she's not vain

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 0 comments
Yesterday break up rumors between rumored couple Kenneth Ma and Nancy Wu circulated. It was said that Tracy Ip introduced Nancy to a wealthy man, so she cold-heartedly flinged off Kenneth. However both Kenneth and Nancy thought the reports were a joke and that it is not true at all. Kenneth also strongly supported Nancy that she's not a person who likes vanity. He said: "If this is true then she

Steven Ma regrets missing opportunity to love Sonjia Kwok due to misunderstanding 10 years ago

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Although Steven Ma and Sonjia Kwok were once on bad terms, that did not affected their 10 year friendship. Yesterday, when the two attended TVB new series blessing ceremony, Steven admitted that the issue between him and Sonjia have been resolved and they are good friends again. He said: "Two months ago, when we went to Singapore for work, it was the first time we sat down to talk about what

Lee Hyori's new album sweeps online music charts

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Album cover of Lee Hyori's fourth album "H.Logic" [Mnet Entertainment]Pop sensation Lee Hyori's fourth album "H.Logic" has skyrocketed to the top of online music charts in just a day of its release.Title track "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" has taken over the No. 1 spot on all music charts, while other tracks on her record have entered the top 50 of several online music charts including Melon, Dosirak

Everything about Daniel Henney says 'gorgeous'

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SINGAPORE : Okay, so I knew I was supposed to be asking Daniel Henney about his latest TV show. But the Korean-American actor is so gorgeous, it was kind of hard to concentrate - even though he and I were only talking over the phone.I mean, even his voice is pretty.The man who knew how to expertly handle a gun as the mercenary Agent Zero in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" now plays the cocky,

S.H.E S'pore concert sold out but there's hope for ticketless fans

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SINGAPORE: The upcoming S.H.E the One concert at the National Indoor Stadium on Saturday is completely sold out, but if ticketless fans want to get a glimpse of the Mando-pop trio, there are still a few opportunities left.S.H.E members Selena, Hebe and Ella will be flying in on Eva Air flight BR225 and is expected to touch down on Friday afternoon at 12pm for their concert the next day.For those

Eddie Peng's Must Love MV with Shu Qui

Monday, April 12, 2010 0 comments
Taking a break from acting, the former Golden Bell best actor nominee, Eddie Peng, ventures into singing…and dancing! As previously reported, Eddie specially invited good friend, Shu Qi, to be in his MV. The MV does not disappoint as many netizens praise how the MV showcases Shu Qi’s sexiness. But we really wish that Shu Qi would dance with Eddie like Lin Chi-Ling did with Joe Cheng. Nonetheless,

Selena Li to be Beauty School principal at the end of the month

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Selena Li, Kara Hui, Natalie Tong, Kenneth Ma were recording for in Tseung Kwan O TVB City yesterday. Recently, Selena stepped into the business world where her beauty school will soon be opening. She expressed that the beauty school will open at the end of the month, the school is currently under renovations. She said that the cost of renovations was much more than expected: "I initially was

Myolie Wu says Wong Cho Lam has "beautiful legs"

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Last night, Wong Cho Lam was dressed as girl with big breastsfor TVB program . He sang Taiwanese idol Guo Shu Yao (Yao Yao)'s song . Once Liza saw Cho Lam she gave him a punch on the chest and said:"Just seeing you it will break!" Myolie Wu who was also at the scene disguisedherself as Anita Mui and exposed that she was sleepless due to the nervousness.She also praised Cho Lam's beautiful legs

Cover Photos for 29th Hong Kong Film Awards Released

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The 29th Hong Kong Film Awards committee revealed its cover photos [Photo: CFP]The cover photo of the "Best Actor" nominees [Photo: CFP]The cover photo of the "Best Actress" nominees, actress Zhao Wei is absent [Photo: CFP]The 29th Hong Kong Film Awards committee revealed its cover photos at a press conference on Friday afternoon, April 9, 2010, ent.sina.com reports.At the press conference, two

Park Jae-beom offered role in Hollywood film "Hype Nation"

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Korean pop singer Park Jae-beom [Asia Economic Daily]Park Jae-beom, Korean singer and former leader of boy band 2PM, has been offered to appear in a Hollywood film titled "Hype Nation", according to an industry source on Monday."Park and the film's producer Young Lee have been friends for a long time," the source explained. "From what I know, Lee had offered the role to Jae-beom back when he was

YG Entertainment records biggest profit in history

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Yang Hyun-suk, founder and CEO of YG Entertainment [YG Entertainment] YG Entertainment (YG) -- considered one of the top three talent agencies in Korea alongside SM and JYP Entertainment -- saw its most successful business year to date last year, recording the biggest profit the company has ever seen.According to the annual audit report YG submitted to Korea's Financial Supervisory Service (FSS)

Korean film "Bestseller" in talks for Hollywood remake

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Official poster for Korean film "Bestseller" starring Uhm Jung-hwa [Daisy Entertainment]Korean film "Bestseller" is already in discussions for a Hollywood remake prior to its local release on Thursday, according to the film's production company Daisy Entertainment on Monday.Daisy explained in a press release that they have been contacted by U.S. film production company Vertigo Entertainment, who

Super Junior successfully wrap up Asia tour in Philippines

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Korean idol group Super Junior perform at their "Super Show 2" concert held in Philippines on April 10, 2010 [SM Entertainment]Korean idol group Super Junior held a concert in the Philippines over the weekend, wrapping up their nine-month long second tour in Asia, according to their agency on Monday.SM Entertainment explained in a press release that the group performed a total of 36 songs

Han Ji-hye's Song Picks

Thursday, April 8, 2010 0 comments
Actress Han Ji-hye claimed 2008 was her best year. Not just because of the consecutive success of KBS TV series "Likeable or Not" and MBC's "East of Eden," but because she discovered what is important to Han Ji-hye as a being, not as a celebrity. Both shows came about through the joint effort of its entire cast, not just a few actors, and such an environment taught Han to harmonize work and

Tony Leung 'hands' it to Carina Lau

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International award-winning actor Tony Leung has an inclination for self-mutilation, and once hurt himself when his then-girlfriend and current wife Carina Lau could not be contacted by phone.This was revealed by veteran TV personality May Fung on the last episode of TVB's Be My Guest, the talkshow hosted by the station's former general manager Stephen Chan, who has since been arrested on

Ethan Ruan rejects plum role in Stanley Kwan’s new movie

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The Taiwanese actor was unable to accept the role's provocative and sensual nature and rejected the opportunity to star in Stanley Kwan's upcoming new movieOne of Taiwan's hottest and most bankable star, Ethan Ruan, was said to have surreptitiously attended a casting session in Beijing a few days ago for Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan's latest flick, The Peony Pavilion.Things did not work out

Male singers avoid Jay Chou's May album release

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Like an annual affair, Jay Chou's decision to release his new album this May has left other singers scurrying to change their own release dates.As of now, two former Golden Melody best singers, Gary Chaw and Wang Leehom, have confirmed changes in the dates of release for their upcoming albums.The only big-name male artistes slated to release their album in May are the ensemble rock group

Kelly Chen responds to the "surrogate mother" rumors

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Recently, Kelly Chen appeared on a talkshow, where the main target of the interview was the rumors of a surrogate that gave birth to her son. Kelly denied to the rumors and said: "I have a scar on my stomach." (from the C-section delivery)Kelly said that she can still see the red scar on her stomach, and would shiver in fear. She clearly remembers the first time her son was being mischievous in

Ada Choi gets advice from Gigi Lai on how to become pregnant

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According to the Taiwanese media, there has been pregnancy rumors revolving around Ada Choi and is scheduled to give birth in October. She clarified that the rumors are false, but according to the Hong Kong media reports, Ada listened her good friend Gigi Lai's advice on going to do acupuncture to increase her chances of getting pregnant. It's estimated that she'll be a year of the rabbit

Gong Yoo to make his comeback through the big screen

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Since his discharge from the army, actor Gong Yoo has been waiting in the shadows to make his comeback.But it’s now been reported that he will be returning with a movie, much to the delight of his fans!Most of you may remember Gong Yoo as the leading male in the drama Coffee Prince with Yoon Eun Hye. Though the drama definitely boosted his popularity, he had to leave for his mandatory military

Jang Hyuk regrets dodging his army enlistment

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 0 comments
Actor Jang Hyuk has revealed his thoughts about him dodging his army enlistment a few years back on the April 6th episode of Win Win, which became one of the most painful memories of his life.Back in 2004, both Jang Hyuk and Song Seung Hun were at the peak of their careers when they were called up for the army. But it was later found out that they had tried to evade being drafted into the army,

Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young furnish their new home as husband and wife

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In light of their upcoming nuptial, it has been revealed that top stars Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young have started to furnish their future residence as husband and wife.Starting in mid-March, series of moving vans have been spotted at a villa in Heukseok-Dong in Seoul, where the couple has purchased a home together. Contained within the moving vans were new furnishings the couple has been seen

Jerry Yan Responds to Birth Rumors

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Taiwan heartthrob Jerry Yan has responded for the first time to recent rumors that he was born out of wedlock, Channel NewsAsia reports."I don't really know [if the rumors are true], and I don't want to know," the "Meteor Garden" actor told reporters while attending a charity event on Sunday.Yan called his mother his role model. "My mother worked very hard to bring me up... I will support her no

Taiwan star Vanness Wu spotted with mystery girlfriend

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HONG KONG: Taiwan star Vanness Wu has been photographed shopping with a long-haired beauty on Monday in Hong Kong and has admitted that she is his new girlfriend, said Chinese media.The pair were spotted behaving intimately while shopping in the Central district with Wu's friends. He swept the hair from her forehead when they entered a lift and was seen laughing and chatting with her throughout

Proud daddy Hacken Lee has another son called Rex

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Hacken Lee and Emily Lo's second son was born last week. Hacken was very happy when he announced to the media. He told the reporters he calls his second "boss" Rex, but hasn't found a suitable Chinese name yet. He said Rex looks exactly like his first "boss" Ryan. Mother Emily and Rex have been discharged home. Hacken will be staying at home to look after the family. In May, Hacken will release

Steven Ma kissed Koni Liu to send Sonija Kwok away

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 0 comments
Steven Ma and Sonija Kwok play the role as a couple in crime in TVB upcoming comedy "Isolation Laugh". They play modern Robinhood, robbing the rich to give to the poor. Steven revealed the series is a very light hearted comedy and there are few sexy scenes too. There is one scene that Steven kissed Koni Liu on purpose in order to send Sonija away. After reading the script, Sonija and Steven both

Jang Dong-gun returns from charity work in Laos

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Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun [AM Entertainment] Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun has returned from doing charity work in Laos last week, according to his agency AM Entertainment.AM explained that the actor spent a week in Laos shooting a promotional antipoverty documentary as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) and returned to Korea on April 1."Many people

VOV says Kim Hee-seon image being tarnished

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Korean actress Kim Hee-seon [Asia Economic Daily]Korean cosmetics brand VOV has issued a public statement saying actress Kim Hee-son's image is being tarnished by her endorsing a fake make-up company in China.Yesterday, both the actress's agency and VOV had denied that Kim had shot an advertisement for China's VOV but is rather a spokesmodel for a brand called LANCHEN, considered one of the top

Lee Hyori swings to the top of online music charts

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Korean pop idol Lee Hyori in one of the scenes for her new music video "Swing [Mnet Media]K-pop princess Lee Hyori has swept online music charts with her latest single "Swing," according to her agency Mnet Media on Tuesday.The single, from the singer's fourth album "H-Logic," released on Mnet's website and portal site Naver on April 1, conquered several real-time online and digital sound source

Pop Queen Faye Wong to Start Concert Tour In Oct

Sunday, April 4, 2010 0 comments
Former pop queen Faye Wong made her official comeback performance at the 2010 Spring Festival Gala. [Video: Sina.com]After former pop queen Faye Wong made her official comeback performance at the 2010 Spring Festival Gala, she is to start her concert tour this October in Beijing, China Mobile" s 12530, the sponsor and music supplier under China?s largest mobile operator, has announced.According

Elanne Kong does not believe she was the cause of Rain Li's contract termination

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Elanne Kong revealed at an event that she spent 5 figures on new fashion: "My company always says that I don't dress well when I go out, so I took this opportunity to get some new outfits!"Also, it was said that Rain Li was not happy with all the company's investment put on Elanne. For this reason, she requested to terminate her contract and have to pay 7 figures termination fee. As her junior,

Jimmy Lin’s first China modern series lands on Hunan TV

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My Lucky Star got very high ratings when it debuted in China in 07. It has since been on reruns numerous times in the last 3 years. Fans of MLS still talk about the series to these days. There were even rumors that there’ll be a sequel with the original cast. Jimmy Lin’s manager said, “They are only rumors. He had to turn down more than 10 series because of the concert tour. The scripts he’s

Rain takes the reigns of online music charts

Friday, April 2, 2010 0 comments
Rain on the cover of "BACK TO BASICS" [J. Tune Entertainment]Asian pop sensation Rain has dominated all online music charts with his latest single "Love Song," according to his agency J. Tune Entertainment on Friday."Love Song," the title track from his special album "BACK TO BASICS" released at midnight on Tuesday, swept all Korean charts including Melon, Mnet, Dosirak, Bugs, Soribada, Hanteo,

Sa Dingding to give showcase in Korea next week

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Cover of Sa Dingding's latest album "Harmony" [Universal Music Group]Chinese folk singer Sa Dingding will be visiting Korea for a showcase next week, according a press release by record label Universal Music Korea.The singer and songwriter will be promoting her latest album "Harmony" at the showcase, which will take place at Seoul's art venue Sangsangmadang on April 7.She collaborated with

Jang Woo-hyuk offered role in Chinese action film

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Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk (right) and Hong Kong action star Donnie YenKorean singer Jang Woo-hyuk has been offered to appear in a martial arts pic by Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen, according to his agency on Friday.The singer was approached by Yen at the China Music Award and Asian Influential Awards (CMA), held in China on March 28, where he was invited to the premiere of Yen's film "Ip

Ron Ng and Roger Kwok fight at the cemetery

Thursday, April 1, 2010 0 comments
Ron Ng, Roger Kwok, Kate Tsui and Toby Leung were in Happy Valley's cemetery shooting for new TVB series . The scene talked about Ron and Roger using force on each other, Ron frankly said that he's not afraid of damaging the actual tombstones at the location and disrupting the "residents".Ron said: "I have been the the cemetery to shoot outdoor scenes a few times, we follow the rules and didn't

Wondergirls Top Taiwan and Hong Kong's Music Charts

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After becoming the first Korean artist/group to make it onto the Billboard Charts with their hit "Nobody", the Wondergirls are showing no signs of slowing down by dominating the music charts in Taiwan and Hong Kong.After releasing their "Taiwan Special" album in Taiwan last February 10th, they quickly shot to number one on several of the major online and offline music charts such as G-Music,

Aaron Kwok and Zhang Ziyi to Play Aids Couple in 'The Era of Magic'

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Zhang Ziyi and Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok will play a couple suffering from AIDS in director Gu Changwei's first-ever feature film tackling the issue, entitled "The Era of Magic."Aaron Kwok was spotted on the set in Beijing Tuesday with a bearded and weary look, the Beijing News reports.The film, adapted from a novel, tells a tragic love story between two AIDS-afflicted lovers. Kwok plays a

"Personal Taste" already stirring Asia

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Official poster for TV series "Personal Taste" starring Son Ye-jin (left) and Lee Min-ho [MBC]New MBC TV series "Personal Taste" is already stirring Korea and Asia since its premiered last night, according to Korea's major broadcaster MBC on Thursday.MBC said in a press release that the show is already receiving inquiries about overseas broadcasting copyrights and has been sold at "unprecedented

Jacky’s new album makes money

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With sales for Jacky Cheung’s new album <> reaching 200,000 copies in Asia alone, a celebration gathering was held yesterday. At the gathering, Jacky also debuted his new MV for the song <>, which he invested HKD$500,000 of his own money to make. The MV was directed by Xia Yong Kang and features mainland China model Du Juan.

Given the extremely high production costs of Jacky’s new album and

Super Junior visits Vietnam for first time

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Super Junior members perform at 'MTV EXIT' in Vietnam on March 27, 2010. [SM Entertainment]Popular boy band Super Junior visited Vietnam for the first time over the weekend to take part in a concert by music channel MTV, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday.The K-pop idols were invited to the 'MTV EXIT' held Saturday at the Hanoi My Dinh Stadium to represent global musicians,

On the set of film "Into The Fire"

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The cast of film "Into The Fire": (from left) Korean actors Cha Seung-won, Kwon Sang-woo, T.O.P. and Kim Seung-woo [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]Film "Into The Fire" - Four flowers blooming on ruined groundsQuite often there are sets which have many sideshows. And sometimes you may even see sets where there are good actors in a flock. But it is truly rare to come across a set which

Interview with the leads of new Kdrama "Bad Guy"

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Actor Kim Nam-gil (left) and actress Oh Yeon-soo [Good Story]Q: Will each cast member explain how you have been preparing to portray your character as well as your determination for the show.Kim Nam-gil (Kim NG): When I was offered the role for "Bad Guy" it was a few days after "Queen Seon-duk" finished its run so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to portray a new character because I hadn't

'Lost' Kim Yun-jin weds movie producer in Hawaii

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 0 comments
Korean actress Kim Yun-jin [Zion Entertainment]Korean actress Kim Yun-jin married movie producer in a surprise wedding ceremony in Hawaii today, according to her agency Zion Entertainment.An official at Zion told Asia Economic Daily over the phone Monday that the actress "will hold a small wedding with only the bride and groom's immediate family in attendance."The nuptials reportedly took place

Rain 'Love Song' audio revealed

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Korean singer Rain and actress Han Ye-seul in a music video for "Love Song" [J. Tune Entertainment]Korean entertainer Rain has revealed his new single “Love Song” over night, according to his agency J. Tune Entertainment on Tuesday.J. Tune explained in a press release that “Song”, the title track from his upcoming special album “BACK TO THE BASIC”, was unveiled at midnight last night on various

Daniel Henney's Romantic Movie Picks

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Daniel Henney [CAT the Culture Production]When we first saw Daniel Henney, it was in a black and white cosmetic commercial. The moment this beautiful man, whom we had never seen before and was racially hard to define, walked out of a lake, every woman let out a cry in awe. From his very first appearance, he was a fantasy in reincarnation and he revived it well. In MBC’s hit drama “My Name is Kim

Big Bang sings theme song for Japanese news program

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Big Bang members Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP and Daesung [YG Entertainment]K-pop idol group Big Bang has been tapped to sing the theme song for weekend Japanese news program “Mezamashi” on Fuji TV, according to the Japanese newspaper Sankei sports on Tuesday.A representative from Sankei sports stated, “This is the first time Hallyu artists were chosen to sing the theme song for the Fuji TV

Joey Yung Lights up Sydney with starlight spectacular

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picture Xinhuapicture XinhuaAsian pop star Joey Yung presented a spectacular Starlight Concert performance to thousands of fans at the Sydney Entertainment Center on Sunday night.The show was a good mix of romantic love songs and fast-paced dance music with attractive cyber costumes and laser lighting effects. The highlights included police sirens and machine gun sounds as Yung appeared on stage

Bang Kieu attended Hong Nhung's birthday party in HCM City

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On March 17, Bang Kieu attended one of his close friends from the Viet nam music industry birthday bash held at Cham Charm Restuarant in Phu My Hung, District 7 HCM City. In attendance were singers and actors such as Quang Dung, Ngo Thanh Van and Johnny Tri Nguyen. Hong Nhung, Bang Kieu and Miss Viet Nam Ha Kieu Anh Hong Nhung (a.k.a. Bong) and her foreign boyfriend Ngo Thanh Van and Johnny Tri

Rain, Back to the Basic album Love Song teaser revealed

Sunday, March 28, 2010 0 comments
Rain and actress Han YeSeul

Lee Hyori comeback 4th album spot teaser video to be released on 29th March

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With her comeback coming this early April, Lee Hyori will be releasing a spot video on 29th March for her upcoming 4th full length ‘H-Logic’ album. The video will be released at 11am on 29th March.Through the video, Lee Hyori’s much anticipated new image for her new album will be revealed. Mnet Media said, “As much as it is a long-awaited comeback, she will be showing well-made music with this

Jang Woo-hyuk awarded most influential Asian performer in China

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Jang Woo-hyuk awarded the most influential Asian performer Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk was named the most influential Asian performer at the China Music Award and Asia Influential Awards (CMA) on Sunday, according a press release by his agency.Jang received the distinguished award at the CMA, which took place at the International Tennis Center located in China's Sichuan region.The ceremony,

Charlene Choi & Ronald Cheng announced their divorce

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Charlene Choi (Ah Sa) and Ronald Cheng have announced that they have split up this month. However, it was discovered that they were in fact married in Las Angeles in January 2006, their split up became divorce. Yesterday, they held a press conference to clarify their divorce. Ronald and Ah Sa were both in tears, stated that although they can't be a couple, they are friends for ever.Ronald and Ah

Twihard fans can get up close and personal with Robert Pattinson

Saturday, March 27, 2010 0 comments
Madame Tussauds wax figure of Robert Pattinson (a.k.a. Edward Cullen) are currently on display at New York and London. The Twihard fans can now get close and personal with their idol without fear of him running away. Some even plan a kiss on Robert's face.A kiss of a life time Fans cannot resist touching the famous hair style.

Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo breakup is false

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Actor HyunBin and actress Song HyeKyo, who were rumored to have broken relationship ties, were confirmed to have been false! It’s pretty common these days for celebrities to make or break romantic ties, but there are bound to be exceptions to that.Both celebrities’ entertainment companies have clarified this rumor once and for all. It’s understandable that the couple might have drifted apart