News: Xiao Zhu’s ‘Dancing Diva’ Not Feminine Enough

22 04 2010

The launch of “Xiao Zhu” Show Luo’s latest world tour has been very well-received with many ticket offices informing him about the good results. He has put all his effort into practising his singing and dancing, even taking up the challenge of Jolin Tsai’s ribbon dance but Xiao Zhu is most worried about his arms and legs being too slow which would cause everyone to see through his 1 second costume-change magic trick.


On April 30, Xiao Zhu will start his “Wu Fa Wu Tian” world tour in Hong Kong. After announcing additional shows, all three have been sold out. He has added an extra show on May 15 at the Taipei Arena and only a few hundred tickets remain from the total of three shows. The Singapore show at the end of May was already sold out long ago. It is estimated that 80,000 people will go to see Xiao Zhu perform at these 7 shows so he is hurriedly exhibiting all his true talents.

This time, Xiao Zhu has already announced that he is taking up the challenge of ‘heavenly queens’ including Jolin Tsai’s ‘Dancing Diva’. He has hired the same teacher as Jolin to teach him the ribbon dance, has practised 3 times, each time for Read the rest of this entry »

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News: Rainie’s Waiting for Love

1 04 2010

From “girl group” to “cute princess”, then stepping into “half mature lady”, before finally becoming a “woman waiting for love”, it has already been 10 years since Rainie Yang entered showbiz. This year is her 5th as a solo artist, and with the opportunity to have a concert in Taiwan, her career is progressing quite smoothly. However, her love life has been quite empty. Seeing her good friend Isabella Leong with a blissful married life, Rainie wishes her happiness, but at the same time isn’t jealous. “My happiness comes from performing onstage, and being loved by my fans.”

10 years ago, Rainie was a member of the four girl group 4 in Love, and after they disbanded and went their various ways, Rainie started her solo career 5 years ago. Entering her fifth year this year, Rainie will be having her first ever paid show in Taiwan. Previously, Taiwanese artists had to give free performances, but because of a large market, it was considered a promotional fee to perform. Read the rest of this entry »





News: BIG BANG and Other Asian Artists in MTV Live

1 04 2010

Peoples! It’s time to tune your TVs!

Many top-notch Asian artists will gather in “MTV LIVE 05.30.10” on May 30,2010 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo.

“MTV LIVE” is the most popular live event that has been held by MTV JAPAN since 2008.

The event theme this year is “Through Live. Connecting Asia” and features four acts from Japan along side with the leading Asian acts in the music scene.

Starting with the most popular dance vocal group that sweeps all 2009 best newcomer awards, BIGBANG. Soul and R&B singer, JAY’ED, Vanness from F4 on his solo career and most popular group both in Japan and Asia, w-inds.

The ticket will go on pre-sale for the artists’ Fan Club members only on Thursday April 1 and to the public on Thursday April 8.

The program will air on MTV JAPAN, MTV ASIA and its international channels to 200,000,000 households worldwide.

I’m so excited! These are all top-notch celebrities! Now who’s excited with me?

Credits: asianfanatics

Source: MTV Japan

Translator: Team.BIGBANG





News: Barbie Hsu for PETA

28 01 2010

Taiwanese  star,  Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛), stars in a new pro-vegetarian ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia.


In the ad, which was released today, Hsu shows off her sexy curves in a “Powered by Tofu” T-shirt and an unbuttoned pair of short shorts, striking a fierce pose next to the words “I Am Barbie Hsu, and I Am a Vegetarian.”

“Animals are like my brothers and sisters, my friends and my family”, says the actor and singer, who was Read the rest of this entry »





Celebrity of the Day: Jay Chou

25 01 2010

He’s your regular superman. Composer, singer, musician, actor, film director, rapper, record producer, DJ, MV director, model, screenwriter and music arranger, Jay Chou (周杰倫) has it all. Born in January, 1979, Jay is one of the most well-known stars in Taiwan, if not Asia. His talent began when he was just a child, starting cello lessons, messing around with his tape recorder, piano lessons. His mother encouraged his abilities and interests. Grades inadequate for University, Jay prepared to enroll into mandatory military service. However, a sports injury prevented him from performing his service, so he took a job as a waiter.

Around this time, he and a friend entered into the competition, Super New Talent King. His friend sang whilst Jay accompanied. They did not win, but the show’s host was impressed by Jay’s complex arrangement. Thus, Jay became a contract composer. Over the next two years he wrote songs for Mandarin pop artists, and also learned Read the rest of this entry »





Fashion & Style: 2NE1 Inspired

23 01 2010

YG Entertainment seems to have a knack for banging out bands with not only great sound but great style (cough, Big Bang, cough). Their latest “female” BB, 2NE1, has a funky, unique style that’s sweeping over Asia.

Their Lollipop look is extremely colorful. We can see lots of bright prints and checks. It’s very fresh. However, this style has a limited age range (approximately from 13-20, give or take a few years). CL (second from left) has donned a very shiny assemble, Minzy (first left) has stuck with a pair of tight jeans and a printed shirt (tied up in the corner), while Sandara Read the rest of this entry »





Fashion & Style: The Japanese Uniform

22 01 2010

Let’s face it, there is no where else in the world that has uniforms quite like the Japanese ones. Even the Taiwanese and Korean uniforms are based off them! Most schools in Japan make it mandatory to wear a uniform, whether it be a public or private school. The word for uniform in Japanese is seifuku (制服).

There are two main types of uniforms for boys and girls. The first uniform is the more traditional one. Girls would wear a sailor outfit while boys don a military style. These uniforms are based off the Meiji era formal military dress. It was once fashionable to wear the uniform out of school as well, but that is going out of style and most teenagers prefer dressing in casual wear.

The boys’ uniform is named gakuran (学ラン) or tsume-eri (詰め襟). It is usually black, but some schools also use navy or dark blue. The second button on the top of the uniform is given by the male owner to a female he wishes to express love to. It is said that the placement of the second button is closest to the heart. This practice was made popular by Read the rest of this entry »