'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact vs. Fiction in 'Slave Hunters'

Jang Hyuk stars as a chaser of fugitive slaves in the highly popular drama “The Slave Hunters (Chuno),” which airs on Wednesday and Thursday on KBS. The drama deals withs slavery in Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910)./ Courtesy of KBSBy Chung Ah-youngStaff ReporterKBS’s drama “The Slave Hunters (Chuno)” is enjoying huge popularity for its heart-pumping action sequences and its focus on those who are

Taiwan’s Fahrenheit to Meet Fans in Seoul

Fahrenheit, a popular boy band from Taiwan, will meet its Korean fans this Friday at a fan meeting event at Melon-AX. / Courtesy of Mays Entertainment By Cathy Rose A. GarciaStaff ReporterFahrenheit, a popular boy band dubbed as "Taiwan's TVXQ," will meet its Korean fans this Friday.Band members Aaron Yan, Wu Chun, Calvin Chen and Jiro Wang will be visiting Seoul to promote Taiwan as a tourist

CoCo Lee Rehearses for Comeback Concert on March 27

Friday, March 26, 2010 0 comments
CoCo Lee rehearsed for the first leg of her comeback world tour concert 'East to West' at the Taipei Arena Thursday. The singer will stage a mesmerizing dynamic show on March 27 to her loyal fans; it has been 12 years since her last gig in Taipei in 1998.However, the singer didn't announce too many details of her performance, only to say she will surprise the audience with a variety of costumes

Barbie Hsu Says Her Wax Figure 'Too Fat'

Barbie Hsu poses next to her newly unveiled wax figure at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong on March 24, 2010. [Photo: Tungstar/ent.sina.com.cn]Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unveiled actress Barbie Hsu's wax figure on Wednesday.The look was adapted from her character in her new film, "Future X-Cops ", but Hsu said she wasn't happy with the result."I think the wax figure is too fat. I hope Madame

Fala Chen doesn't mind posing as "Eve"

Fala Chen was dressed in bright shinny red bra top and mini shorts the other day doing a commercial. The theme is "This summer, become Eve" Fala posed the photo session for nearly nine hours. She told reporter she was happy to pose as Eve. This is because Eve is considered the most perfect and the first beautiful girl in the world. Fala expressed that she pays great attention to her health and

Moses Chan is afraid of women, Charmaine Sheh only buys expensive gift for mom

TVB held a promotion press conference in the "Hong Kong International Film & TV" yesterday. Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Sheren Tang, Raymond Lam and Wayne Lai were all there to promote TVB's upcoming series such as "Can't buy me love", 'Rosy Business: Righteous Sea of Heroic Love","Interpol 2010" and "Growing Through Life".Charmaine and Moses dressed up in ancient costumes that they wear for

Louis Koo & Sandra Ng have supernatural power in new film

Louis Koo, Sandra Ng and Peter Chan attended "Fantastic Crazy" press conference yesterday. Louis dressed up as an oriental "Batman" and Sandra was in red. They play the role as a couple having supernatural power. Sandra said "Since we both have supernatural power, there are lots of incredible stunts involving waist bending and body stretching. The cups and saucers in the room were all broken."

Gigi Leung braved the weather to film a commercial

Gigi Lai is the spokesperson for FANCL, skin care products. She was doing a photo shoot for the commercial the day when the temperature was only 8 degree celsius, the coldest day since winter. She braved the weather all day, wearing only a short skirt. That showed her professionalism of her work. Gigi smiled "In fact, my body was frozen, I could only put on a thick coat when I was not in front of

Ekin Cheng hopes to become a film director in a few years' time

Ekin Cheng, Alex Law, the producer and Mabel Cheung congratulated Chan Kwong Wing, Lo Kwok Sing and Tsang King Lai who have won "Best music" "Best Visual Effects" and "Best Sound" for "The Kingdom of Soloman-Part one:A Sedition in Jerusalem" in the 28th Iranian Film Festival award ceremony.Ekin revealed that he is indebted to Chan Kwong Wing, who had helped him a lot in his singing career. He was

Frankie Lam and Kenix Kwok named their daughter 林天若

Frankie Lam had an interview with Char Siu Yan at the commercial radio yesterday. He revealed that he had named his daughter "林天若". Frankie said "Just like the movie "A Moment of Romance" (天若有情). I feel the name sounds very nice and gentle, not many people chose this name."Frankie admits that he is a "benevolent father", he couldn't bear to hear her cry. The moment she starts crying, he would go

Jang Hyuk to star in Chinese remake of "All About Eve"

Actor Jang Hyuk [Sidus HQ]Korean actor Jang Hyuk has been tapped to play the male lead in the Chinese remake of a hit Korean drama from ten years ago, according to the star's agency Sidus HQ on Friday.The original series, translated into "All About Eve" in English, aired in 2000 and starred actors Jang Dong-gun, Chae Rim, Kim So-yeon and Kim Jung-eun, now some of Korea's most well-known names in

Lee Byung-hun named most influential Asian actor at CMA

Actor Lee Byung-hun [Asia Economic Daily]Korean star Lee Byung-hun will be recognized as the most influential Asian artist at the China Music Award and Asia Influential Awards (CMA) to be held Sunday, according to his agency BH Entertainment.Lee will be the first Korean actor to receive the prestigious award at the CMA co-sponsored by the Chengdu Foreign Cultural Exchange Association and mass

Rain's new single a ballad titled "Love Song"

Korean entertainer Rain's new single "Love Song" [J. Tune Entertainment]The title song to Korean entertainer Rain's new album due out next month will be a ballad named "Love Song," according to his agency J. Tune Entertainment on Friday.J. Tune announced in a press release that the title track from his special album "BACK TO THE BASIC", due out April 1, will be a ballad tune that the singer

Girls' Generation's album released as smart phone app

Nine-member female idol group Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]A mobile application for female idol group Girls' Generation's second repackaged album "Run Devil Run" has been released today, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Friday.The application for use on smartphones will be available in 79 different countries worldwide, featuring a free and paid ($7.99) version for the

Choi Ji-woo to hold autograph session in Seoul this week

Korean actress Choi Ji-woo will be holding an autograph session in Seoul on Friday, according to cosmetics brand Shiseido on Tuesday.The actress will be meeting fans and signing autographs at a fan event, to be held at Seoul's Lotte Department Store on March 26.The event, sponsored by Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido which Choi endorses, will celebrate the launch of "Jiwoo Serum", a new product

Daniel Henney at reality show press conference

Actor Daniel Henney [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily] Actor Daniel Henney poses during a photo session of a press conference announcing the production of his cable channel Olive TV reality show "Daniel Henney Goes to Outback" held at a CJ CGV theater on March 22, 2010. Asiae I can't wait to see this show. Seeing Daniel Henney in his own skin and his true personality would be very interesting. I

Han Ye-seul stars in new Rain music video

Singer/actor Rain and actress Han Ye-seul during the shoot for "BACK TO BASIC" [J.Tune Entertainment] Actress Han Ye-seul has shot a music video with Asian pop sensation Rain for the singer's upcoming special album due out April 1.'Rain"s agency J. Tune Entertainment said Wednesday that the two shot the video from Sunday till today in Seoul's Gangnam and Songdo districts.A day earlier, the

Daniel Henney heads to the "Outback"

Monday, March 22, 2010 0 comments
Daniel Henney, a Korean-American model and actor, will make his first appearance on a reality show, tentatively named “Daniel Henney Goes to Outback,” beginning on April 2 on the local cable network O’live.Henney stated his feelings about his first experience at a press event held on March 22. “Unlike the TV dramas, a reality show doesn’t have any fixed rhythms, so it was much harder than I

Korean star Lee Byeong-heon cleared of gambling charges

Actor Lee Byeong-heon [Asia Economic Daily]Korean actor Lee Byeong-Heon has been cleared of illegal gambling charges filed against him last year by his former girlfriend.The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office ruled Friday that "there is no evidence" Lee had been involved in habitual gambling overseas, an allegation made early December by the Korean-Canadian woman identified only by her last name

Rain comeback teaser video unveiled

Cover to Rain's special album "BACK TO THE BASIC" [J.Tune Entertainment]A teaser video for Korean pop star Rain's special album will be revealed when the clock strikes midnight tonight.The singer's agency J.Tune Entertainment announced Monday that a 30 second-long teaser clip for the album titled "BACK TO BASIC" will be posted on Rain's official website (www.rain-jihoon.com) at midnight.The clip

Jacky Cheung concert tour embroiled in fraud case

BEIJING: The management company that represents Canto-pop superstar Jacky Cheung, Fun Entertainment Ltd, has been accused of defrauding 16 Chinese concert promoters of more than 17 million yuan (S$3.4 million) in down payments to co-organise the Heavenly King's latest concert tour in China, said Chinese media.The concert promoters alleged that they were approached by a woman named Shen Shi Yi,

Tavia Yeung attended a catwlak for a UK brand

Tavia Yeung attended a catwalk show this afternoon for a UK brand, Ted Baker. When they asked her whether she knows the matter regarding Mr Ou replacing Mr Stephen Chan in all his duties, she said, “Mr Ou? I met him before. I know which one. But actually, there are no such things as replace or not replace. Some peoples may go and some peoples may come.” When asked whether there are any effects on

Ha Ji-won denies IRIS 2 reports

Hm, conflicting reports on this one. Although a few news outlets have reported that Ha Ji-won would take the lead in the IRIS sequel drama, Athena, the actress’s side has come out to say that this isn’t the case.On the 19th, it was reported that the Taewon Entertainment CEO had said that they were in negotiations with Ha. In response, Ha’s management stated, “That is not at all true. She has a

Lust, Caution actor premieres new film

Sunday, March 21, 2010 0 comments
Chinese actress Tang Wei returned to the red carpet on Sunday, promoting her first movie since the 2007 Ang Lee spy thriller Lust, Caution, a politically sensitive production that reportedly prompted officials to ban her in her home country.Lee catapulted the then-unknown Tang to stardom by casting her as a student activist who seduces a Japanese-allied Chinese intelligence chief in World War

Virgina Lok replaces Stephen Chan's position and duties

Yesterday Virgina Lok attended the opening ceremony on behalf of TVB. However, she rushed into the event late, Miss Lok explained that because she just had a corporate meeting and also she was driving slowly.It was rumored that Miss Lok will be taking over Stephen Chan's position as the General Manager. When she arrived at the event, she was surrounded by reporters, EEG Executive Ng Yue who was

Vicki Zhao breaks her silence after pregnancy photos exposed

After she was rumoured to have married real estate property magnate Huang You Long last year, Chinese actress Vicki Zhao was photographed with a round tummy during a grocery shopping trip in Singapore last week. The tight-lipped 34-year-old finally broke her silence of many months and spoke to a Chinese publication on her birthday last Friday.Previously, a Hong Kong publication reported that her

Li Bingbing Voted the Most Popular Actress

Friday, March 19, 2010 0 comments
Li Bingbing is the cover girl of Vogue's April issue.The noted Chinese actress is featured in a photo spread themed on environmental protection.Li was recently voted the most popular actress of Asia 2009 in an online poll by the 4th Asian Film Awards for her role in espionage thriller The Message.Her character, 'Li Lingyu', is a wartime decoder and a suspect who goes through severe emotional

Charlene Choi and Ronald Cheng Spilt Up

Hong Kong celebrity couple Charlene Choi and Ronald Cheng have denied a rumor that they are married and said they have not been together for some time, sina.com reports.Choi appeared at the premiere of "Beauty on Duty" in Beijing on Wednesday, while Cheng was in Chengdu promoting "Just another Pandora's Box." Although they were in different cities, they both told reporters about the end of their

TVB GM Stephen Chan Responds to Corruption Allegations

Stephen Chan, the general manager of Hong Kong's largest broadcaster, Television Broadcasting (TVB), has for the first time responded to allegations of accepting bribes and taking advantage of artists' payments.Accompanied by his lawyers, Chan told reporters the public has yet to know the truth."All the reports about me these days said I hid in my house. That's not true. In fact, I lived just

Michelle Yeoh Denies Marriage to Todt

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 0 comments
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh and her fiancé, FIA president Jean Todt, were spotted at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 14, 2010, where they met with Formula One drivers, including the successful Michael Schumacher.Rumors of their marriage circulated in the foreign media, but Yeoh later denied it through her assistant, saying they just had a steady relationship and hadn't planned on

Zhang Ziyi Denies Charity Fraud

Zhang Ziyi has vehemently denied accusations that she committed fraud in the name of charity, but admitted to inexperience when organizing a donation drive for the relief of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake victims.In an exclusive interview with China Daily, the internationally-celebrated Chinese actress - for the first time - answered some 100 questions, most of which involve details about the money

SJ Choi SiWon, main character of drama version of ‘Speedy Scandal’

Monday, March 15, 2010 0 comments
Boy group Super Junior's Choi SiWon is going after a 'daddy role' in his new main drama.'Oh My Lady' is SBS drama following 'Stars Falling From the Sky', first airing on 22nd. Choi SiWon is the main character 'Sung MinWoo' in the drama.In the role, Sung MinWoo is guy who reached the top star spot just by his handsome face. With his hot body and hot face, he makes girls' heart throb, but is

ATV’s Wong Jing expresses that he has no intention of hiring Stephen Chan


TVB’s GM Stephen Chan was arrested last Thursday by ICAC on alleged corruption charges; last night, upon posting bail, he was temporarily released and returned home. Since then, Chan has been secluded in his home, not making any public appearances as well as being cutoff from all contact with friends and acquaintances. Prior to the corruption case being revealed, there were already rumors that

Rain for drama comeback this October!

World star Rain will be appearing in our home theatre this October.According to an official on 15th March, Rain is preparing for his drama comeback this October. He will start the preparations for the drama proper after his concert in Japan in June. This will be his next drama production after KBS 2TV mini series ‘A Love To Kill’ in 2005.A JTunes Ent representative said, “It is true that he will

Rain reveals comeback dates for himself and MBLAQ!

Worldstar Rain’s comeback date in Korea has been confirmed.It was posted up on Rain’s homepage on 15th March, “The special album will be released on 1st April. I’m very happy that I can be able to show cool performances for 2 months.”According to Rain, because of the release of the album, there will also be some delays for plans for movie and drama appearances.He said, “The special album is made

A pregnant Vicki Zhao spotted in Singapore

It was the award-winning actress's 34th birthday a few days ago when a certain Hong Kong publication spun tales of Vicki Zhao's property magnate husband, Huang You Long, cheating on her with fellow Chinese actress, Zhang Ziyi.Vicki personally phoned said publication's editor and expressed her hopes for them to "spare people who do not belong to showbiz." It is unknown if Vicki is referring to

Rain’s photo exhibit “Jung Ji-hoon’s Reality”

Sunday, March 14, 2010 0 comments
The next celebrity to take up photography is superstar Rain (aka Jung Ji-hoon), who just participated in a photography exhibit, “Jung Ji-hoon’s Reality.”Rain’s exhibit takes the theme of “My Lovers” and runs from March 12 through 21, and features photos that he took of fans as well as photos that fans have taken of him. The exhibit is free and is displaying in Sinsadong, Seoul. A related auction

Idol group's fan letters tossed away

There is a great interest forming in between the netizens about the stack of fan letters sent by the fans to an idol group discovered thrown away, and tossed around in a local trash area.There are about 10 photos circulating around the web depicting unopen fan letters and gifts thrown away next to the bottles and the recycled trash. There is even a pack of strawberries sent by a fan rolling

Takeshi Kaneshiro rumoured to be trying for baby in Japan

We're guessing Takeshi Kaneshiro isn't a big fan of blogs these days.Widely speculated for hiding his marriage - la a certain Andy Lau - after a blog claimed that the Asian superstar secretly got hitched, another blogger has quoted reliable sources saying Takeshi, who is currently based in Japan, is trying for a baby.A celebrity blogger exposed the actor for marrying a Japanese woman last

Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo Reunite for Winter Sonata after 7 years

Friday, March 12, 2010 0 comments
Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, who played Joon-sang and Yu-jin in the 2002 KBS drama Winter Sonata, will reunite to play the same roles after a break of seven years.The two stars have provided voice-overs as Joon-sang and Yu-jin for the Japanese animation Winter Sonata, which aired for 15 episodes on SKY PerfecTV. They will make actual appearances in the final scene of the final episode.The

Sammi Cheng is recruiting a creator for her new MV

Sammi Cheng has joined hand with game site "Go Yeah" to launch "You & Mi say...AMEN" in which she is making the world largest recruitment drive for the creation of her MV. Sammi will pick the best one to become her official "AMEN" MV.Sammi said last year, her "Trust, hope, love" was meant for her to have a collective memory with her fans. Every song has its meaning. She said "When I visited

Steven Chan arrested by ICAC

The general manager of TVB, Stephen Chan and 3 other senior executives such as "Wilson Chan" was arrested by the ICAC on 11th of March, 2010 on various reports he was allegedly involved in.The accusation is led to believe the control and monopolization of TV programmes. Their current position and duties have been temporarily relieved and TVB will "fully cooperate" with the investigation. AVN

Kim Hee-sun will star in Chinese war epic

South Korean actress Kim Hee-sun will star in Warring States (tentative title), a war epic set in China more than 2,000 years ago. It will also have mainland actor Sun Honglei.Kim has not played in any film since 2007, the year she gave birth to her daughter.While Chinese audiences know Kim from the South Korean TV dramas of the late 1990s, it was the 2005 film The Myth, starring her and Jackie

IRIS 2 casts revealed

The lineup for the spin-off series of the hit drama ``IRIS'' has been revealed.Titled ``ATHENA,'' the highly anticipated drama will feature some of Korea's top stars and another thrilling tale of terrorism, spies and secret agents, similar to the original but with a twist.Jung Woo-sung, 36, who is returning to the small screen after 15 years, will appear as Lee Jeong-woo, a secret agent who gets

Lee Dae-hee to host Mr World in Korea

The Mr. World Contest starts tonight in Incheon with more than 70 men vying to become the ``world's most desirable man.''The contest runs through March 27, with various tasks awaiting the contestants from around the world.Organized by the Hankook Ilbo-The Korea Times Media Group and the Miss World Organization, the 16-day event will indeed keep the contestants busy.On Saturday, the group will

Top actresses to star in Ronnie Yu's new film

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 0 comments
From left : Zhang Ziyi , Michelle Yeoh and Gong LiNot one, not two, but five of the biggest Asian female stars will come together in one epic movie coming to a screen near you soon.The dream ensemble of Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun and Tang Wei will take on roles in director Ronny Yu's new film about heroines of the Yang clan, whose husbands were killed after being betrayed,

Gigi Lai pregnant with twins

New story has been circulating that Gigi Lai is currently pregant with twins. Gigi and her husband Patrick Ma have been married over a year and the couple has been trying for a baby ever since. The news of Gigi being pregnant with not one but two babies is overwhelming for the couple. Gigi's face in the picture aboe does look rounder and the stomach is clearly bulging of a baby bump. Congrats to

Jang Dong-gun officially announces May 2 wedding

It is official! Jang Dong-gun will be marrying his girlfriend Ko So-young on May 2nd. Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun at his fan meeting held at COEX Auditorium in Seoul, Korea on March 6, 2010 [AM Entertainment]Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun announced at his fan meeting over the weekend that he will wed his actress girlfriend Ko So-young on May 2.The Hallyu star gave the much-awaited confirmation in

Oscars 2010: Putting the Glamour Back in Hollywood

Monday, March 8, 2010 0 comments

Metallic gowns put the sparkle back in Tinseltown for the 2010 Academy Awards. Needless to say, Oscar gold isn’t just about trophies, this year… it’s a fashion statement. After a sea of disappointing black dresses at last year’s show, it’s great to see stars bring their “A-game” back to the red carpet. The fashion world took a plunge through the recession, and went for “smart” over “style,” but it looks like happy days are here again in Hollywood.

So who stood out in the sea of fabulous gowns? It’s hard to shine against all that silver and gold, but I think it’s no question that Sandra Bullock stood out as belle of the ball, and tops off my top five:

Priscilla’s Picks #1: Sandra Bullock

“Miss Congeniality” was one in a million as she glided down the red carpet in a beaded silver Marchesa gown. I’ve always loved gowns with the illusion bodice, and I’m also a firm believer that red carpet gowns should always come with trains, all that plus BLING… so to me this dress takes the cake. Eyes are always glued to the “Best Actress” winner at the Academy Awards, and in this case… Sandra Bullock gives us a great reason to keep looking.

Priscilla’s Pick #2: Cameron Diaz

I am not a fan of mixing metallics, but Cameron Diaz looked breathtaking in her silver and gold Oscar de la Renta gown. The beading is gorgeous, and the hint of gold complements her golden blonde hair. The pageboy waves and red lips along with the sparkle added some Old Hollywood glamour to the Oscars. Bravo.

Priscilla’s Pick #3: Anna Kendrick

I am a HUGE fan of Elie Saab, who designed Anna Kendrick’s gown for the Oscars. The Lebanese designer, who’s also designed for glamazon Halle Berry, is often known for his exceptional work in beading, but Saab is also a mastermind when it comes to working with silk chiffon. The ruching on Kendrick’s European pink gown would be an example. I love the way the skirt flows and how he brought a little texture in the slit with the lace. Pair it with a diamond bracelet, and rhinestone Judith Leiber clutch, and she’s a starlet.

Priscilla’s Pick #4: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker brought a different type of Hollywood glamour to the red carpet in her classic, 1950’s inspired Chanel Haute Couture gown. I love the detail work and the clean silhouette of the dress. It’s easy to make this look seem “stiff,” but the jewelry offsets the hard edge of the beading on the dress. Carrie Bradshaw and her girls would be proud!

Priscilla’s Pick #5: Amanda Seyfried

When I saw Amanda Seyfried walk the red carpet in her mint green, Swarovski crystal encrusted Armani Prive ball gown, I thought of Grace Kelly. This look is beautiful and timeless. I loved how the crystal detailing has some softness to it, and also loved the texture and pleating on the skirt. Jewelry… I would have gone with a different bracelet, instead of the cuff, but either way she looks gorgeous.

There’s dozens of other celebrities who dazzled the red carpet, but I think these five were my favorites. Other gowns I loved include Penelope Cruz’s red taffeta Donna Karan gown, Demi Moore’s blush silk chiffon Versace, and Rachel McAdam’s strapless watercolor Elie Saab, but I think these five are the ones all have unique and timeless qualities that make them stand-out above the rest.

I think the true test of style is one that stands the test of time. If you can look back ten years from now and still say “wow, that’s beautiful,” then I’d say… you must have been doing something right!


Priscilla Luong wants Sandra Bullock’s gown… but much like any mortal soul, she doesn’t have enough change to spare on Marchesa couture. BUT… she knows where Vanna White and “The Price is Right” girls got their dresses… and where you can find the showroom in Los Angeles (confession: she used to shop there). If you want in on the secret… e-mail her at pluong@ktab.tv

Gong Yoo wraps up Japan fan meeting in success

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 0 comments
Korean actor Gong Yoo successfully wrapped up his fan meetings in Japan over the weekend, his first in three years since being discharged from the military last December, according to his agency N.O.A. Entertainment.The actor met with some 7,000 fans -- including those from Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan -- at the fan meetings held in Kobe on February 26 and Yokohama two days later."I am

Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young to be wed this May!

Top stars Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young will be wed this May.The families have met and agreed upon the date! All the details are discussed and the preparations have begun in quiet.Invitations are to be sent out soon!It's known that she has been looking for the perfect wedding dress since the beginning of this year.Jang will tell his fans the details this 6th.Jang and Ko were kind and informative

Gaile Lok joins Leon Lai's company "couple team"; Miriam Yeung zero interaction

HK singer Miriam Yeung Gaile LaiGaile Lok recently joined Leon Lai's management company Amusic, making money as an actual couple team. Last night, she accepted her first job since joining the company as a guest for the opening ceremony of an I.T company. Amusic and Gaile's old model company CalCarries also sent out their models for the event. Gaile explained that although her contract with

Fan Bingbing to Replace S. Korean Song Hye-kyo in Chen Kaige Film

Chinese actress Fan BingBing South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is confirmed to replace South Korean star Song Hye-kyo for the leading role in Director Chen Kaige's upcoming historical drama, "Zhao's Orphan".The replacement came a month after the film's production team announced that Song Hye-kyo was in talks for the role of female lead.Despite claims of a normal

Raymond Lam wants to be on-screen lovers with Fala Chen

For several years, Raymond Lam has been one of the most loved Hong Kong male stars in Singapore. Raymond believes that Singapore fans started liking him after the Singapore-HK collaborated series , "besides this series, I know that Singapore audience likes to watch ancient and martial arts series, such as or . Perhaps this is the reason why they started liking me!" In the last 10 years, Raymond

Nancy Wu wants a boyfriend

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 0 comments
Gentlemen, you may start taking your queue number. Sexy Hong Kong actress Nancy Wu is on the lookout for a boyfriend.She was in Singapore last week to promote StarHub Cable TV's dramas D.I.E. Again and Rosy Business.Known for portraying femme fatale or evil characters, the 28-year-old was rumoured to be seeing fellow artiste Kenneth Ma. She quickly dismissed the claims, and said Kenneth, 36, is

MBC TV series "A Man Called God"

Monday, March 1, 2010 0 comments
The cast of TV series "A Man Called God": (from left) actors Jo Jin-woong, Yoo In-yeong, Han Go-eun, Song Il-gook, Han Chae-young and Kim Min-jong [MBC]Han Chae-youngSon Il-gookActresses Han Chae-young, Yoo In-yeong and Han Go-eunActors Han Chae-young, Song Il-gook and Yoo In-yeong [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]The cast of TV series "A Man Called God": (from left) actors Jo Jin-woong, Yoo

Choi rids herself from the announcer image

Choi Song-hyeon is no longer an announcer!She is now an actress.Choi is in the new drama, "Prosecutor Princess" where she will be the professional and thorough prosecuter Jin Jeong-seon.She was a special actress in the "Gourmet" and "Smile, Love" as a warming up drama. she will be in this bigger role in the new drama showing the development of a woman prosecuter taking steps in the pursuing of

Joey Yung & Leo Ku war of words at EEG 10th Anniversary Concert

Last night, EEG 10th Anniversary Concert was held in Macau with EEG artists in attendance including Joey Yung, Leo Ku, Twins, William Chan, Vincy Chan, Sherman Chung, Yumiko Cheng, Wong Cho Lam and more. Korean star Lee Jun Ki and Jackie Chan also sent a clip congratulating them. All the attendees were split into Red and White groups led by Joey and Leo respectively for a singing battle. In the