News: Jiro Wang Stranded in Holland

22 04 2010

Jiro Wang who went to Amsterdam, Holland to do some photoshoots for his art photobook, was supposed to be back in Taiwan April 19 but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, he has been forced to stay in Holland. Luckily Jiro is a very optimistic guy because he won’t be able to take a flight home until Friday at the earliest. Due to too many tourists left stranded in Europe as a result of the eruption, food and accomodation costs have trebled, with a crew of over 10 people in Holland, it’s expected that they will have to spend an extra $NT1.5 million.

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Besides this, the meteorological office of South Korea has predicted that the volcanic ash will reach the Korean Peninsula and China’s north/east on April 20. In regards to the weather in Taiwan, the weather bureau has expressed that the chance of the volcanic ash affecting Taiwan shouldn’t be very big.

Not knowing when he’ll be back, many fans have been very worried even communicating online with fans from Europe, trying to find out whether Jiro is okay. Artist Jiro Wang, “Hello everyone, I’m tourist Da Dong. Originally I was going to return to Taiwan but have a look behind me.”

The entire airport was empty, there weren’t even any workers at the counter. Originally Jiro was going to return to Taiwan on April 19 but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, he has become stranded. Jiro Wang: “But I’m still fine you see, full of energy Read the rest of this entry »





News: Mikako Tabe, Haruma Miura to Star in “Kimi ni Todoke”

2 04 2010

The “Kimi ni Todoke” live-action film now has a cast: actress Mikako Tabe (21) and actor Haruma Miura (19) will take on the starring roles. The movie was first revealed in January, though no details were known at the time.

The original manga by Karuho Shiina has sold more than 10 million copies over 10 volumes so far, and an animated version just finished airing on NTV. The story revolves around a shy and misunderstood high school girl named Sawako Kuronuma (Tabe), whose appearance resembles the character Sadako from the horror movie “Ringu.” When Shota Kazehaya (Miura), one of the most popular boys in school, begins talking to her, her life completely changes.

Although the manga is still ongoing, the movie version is said to have an original ending. Shooting starts in late April, and the film is set to open in theaters on September 25. Naoto Kumazawa (“Rainbow Song,” “DIVE!!”) is directing.





Download: Shine a Light (G-Dragon Live Album)

30 03 2010

G-Dragon, my favorite Kpop male singer… Am I right in that you’re as excited as I am in his live album? And did I mention it’s double disced?

Well it is. So enjoy.

DL Server: Mediafire

Tracklist:

CD1:
01. Heartbreaker
02. This love
03. HELLO (feat. Dara)
04. Gossip man
05. My age is 13+Storm+Fly Gentlemen+G-DRAGON
06. A Boy
07. The Leaders (feat. TEDDY, CL)
08. Breathe
09. Butterfly
10. But I love u
11. She’s Gone(feat. Kush)
12. Only Look at Me(feat. Taeyang)
13. Korean Dream (feat. Taeyang)
14. 1 Year Station
15. Lies
16. Heartbreaker(Encore)

CD2:
01. Heartbreaker (feat. Flo Rida)
02. This love (G.H remix)
03. 소년이여 (Choice37 remix)
04. Breathe (hitchhiker remix)
05. Heartbreaker (Choice37 remix)

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Download: Amuro Namie – BEST FICTION Album

28 01 2010

Download the album, BEST FICTION, of Japanese star, Amuro Namie (安室 奈美恵).

Tracklist:

01. Do Me More
02. Wishing On The Same Star
03. shine more
04. Put ‘Em Up
05. SO CRAZY
06. ALARM
07. ALL FOR YOU
08. GIRL TALK
09. WANT ME, WANT ME
10. White Light
11. CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK
12. Baby Don’t Cry
13. FUNKY TOWN
14. NEW LOOK
15. ROCK STEADY
16. WHAT A FEELING
17. Sexy Girl

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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 »