Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Koean Pop new releases

"Sorry Sorry" perform by Super Junior.

"Lollipop" perform by Big Bang featuring 2NE1. Lollipop is currently sitting at No. 1 on the Mnet music chart.

I love these songs, very catchy!

Leighton Meester "Blair" signs record deal

Leighton Meester, star of the teen drama Gossip Girl currently airing on Foxtel in Australia, has signed a deal with Universal Republic through Time-Act Music to release her debut album in the fall.

The 23-year-old actress began recording material -- described as having an "electro-pop edge" -- for the project in March and has clocked studio time with producers Polow Da Don (Usher, Fergie), Harvey Mason, Jr. (Justin Timberlake, Pink) and Spencer Nezey (Jupiter Rising).

In addition to her role on "Gossip Girl," Meester starred in 2007's "Drive Thru" and performed a duet with Tony Bennett during a 2008 return guest appearance on HBO's "Entourage." She is lined up for two films in 2010: "The Roommate," a suspense thriller, and the comedy "Date Night."

Catch a glimpse of her in The Ellen De Generes Show on April 24.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nine arrested in Jang Ja Yeon case

The Bundang Police Department, in charge of the investigation into the suicide of atress Jang Ja-yeon, announced on the 24th it has arrested nine people on charges including forced entertaining, forcible molestation, and defamation.

Of the nine arrestees, three are in public relations, two are directors, three are bankers, and one is a businessperson.

The five accused of complicity in extortion, including the three bankers, had been witnesses in the investigation of 40-year old Mr. Kim, former representative of Jang Ja-yeon’s PR agency.

30-year old Yu Jang-ho, representative of Hoya Sportainment, was arrested on charges of libel, and former PR representative Mr. Kim, who resides in Japan, has been charged with extortion.
Police also arrested a director on charges of being an accomplice to extortion and abuse of office, and a banker was arrested for forcible molestation.

Police investigated 20 people, including those arrested today, and of the remaining 11, five are directors, five are in the media, and one is a banker. Of those 11, four investigations were cancelled, without public comment three concluded without public comment, and four concluded with no arrest.
Translation credit to: Korea Beat

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Interview with Ngo Thanh Van

Ngo Thanh Van cropped her hair for new movie
Interviewer: Hello Ngo Thanh Van. Can I call you " a gang robber"?
NTV: Hello! (laugh). That's my character in a new movie. In this film I am a gangster and follow orders from a big gangster boss. I have to complete 7 tasks for the boss to free myself from the life of a gangster. There is also another reason but I willl not disclose it now. You will have to wait and see the film to find out.
Interviewer: How is this film progressing?
NTV: At present the produser is casting for two characters to play my younger brother and Tri's (co-star) sister via the internet. I was impressed with the acting ability of the two young actors.

NTV and co-star Johnny Tri Nguyen
Interviewer: Well, this is your second film co-starring with Johnny Tri Nguyen?
NTV: Yes, indeed. After the first film, The Rebel I have received a lot of offers but none of the roles suit me. There were not many good roles and the scripts were ordinary. I like to do something different and I want to bring new ideas to the audiences.
Interviewer: Although you have not commenced filming but fans are very interested in the 'hot' images of you and Johnny Tri Nguyen together?
NTV: The images were shot for publication purposes. It will be a while until the film is officially released we thought that we would give the audience a glimpse of the new film to shortern their waiting time. Since we have not commence shooting I cannot tell you much about it.

NTV has to do her own fighting scenes without the help of a body double,
she has to practice martial art which result in her bruising

NTV was a model then she became a singer and now
she embark on a new challenge as an actress
Interviwer: I notice you have a lot of purple bruises on your arms, are you traning very hard?
NTV: Yes, I have to train very hard. Johnny Tri insists that I do my own fighting scenes therefore I have to learn to fight like a real martial artist. The fighting techniques of this film is very complex and harder to learn.
Since the new year, I have been training very hard but because my body muscles are not used to so much training I was getting a lot of bruises. As the training progresses I don't get as much bruises.
Interviewer: As a friend, what do you think of Johnny Tri Nguyen?
NTV: He is a very professional actor and director, I trust him completely in his directions. He knows how to make the opposite person feel confortable with themselve and confortable working with him. He has a good foundation in his acting and directing, he has learned his skill from Hollywood. When I work with him, I feel like a pupil and he's the teacher. He taught me a lot. (laugh). I feel very comfortable working with him.
Interviewer: When I watched The Rebel you seem awkward in the fighting scenes.
NTV: Yes, you are right. I am not a prefessional martial artist so my fighting scenes were not real. But I am impressed with my fightings in the film and I think Johnny Tri has done a good job bringing the fights to live. Some people have commented on my fighting scenes saying that they admire my techniques and asked me how long did it take me to learn to fight so well.
Interviewer: I looks like you're in love with making films. Will you ever return to the stage to continue your music career?
NTV: At present I am too busy with my filming schedule I don't have time to pursue my music career. Besides, the Vietnamese music industry is saturated with new comers, the audiences are confused with the music style of these new comers. Many singers have small success but they think they are stars that makes me bored of the of the music business now. I am not sure if i will return to music.
Interviwer: Thank you Ngo Thanh Van for an interesting chat.

Twilight: New Moon sneak peak

Sneak peak on Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on the set of New Moon.

Korean Actor arrested for drug possession

Korean actor Joo Ji Hoon who recently won the Male Popularity Award at The 45th Baeksang Arts Awards for his role in the movie Antique Bakery was arrested for drug possession. Also arrested was Yun Sul Hee and model Ye Hak Young.
South Korean police revealed that Yun allegedly has been smuggling drugs like ecstacy and ketamine into Korea since 2007 by hidding them in her undergarments. Police says that Joo Ji Hoon has been involved in this drug smuggling since last year and revealed that there has been 2 incidents which Joo had admiited to.

Ye Hak Young

I don't think Korea have the dealth penalty for drug smuggling like in Singapore and Vietnam. As for these actors and models although they may not have to face the dealth penalty but their career is no doubt going down hill from here!

Source: mydaily
Credit to: seoulbeats

Friday, April 24, 2009

Miranda Kerr sexy in push up bra ad

Australian Model Miranda Kerr featuring in Victoria Secret latest push up bra ad.

Kerr is currently dating super hunk Olando Bloom of "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hugh Jackman receives Hollywood honour

Hugh Jackman signs his name during a ceremony where the actor
places his hand and foot prints in cement in front of the Grauman's
Chinese Theatre in Hollywood April 21, 2009. [Agencies]

LOS ANGELES – Hugh Jackman, star of the upcoming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," immortalized his name in Hollywood history on Tuesday by sinking his hand and foot prints into cement outside the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater.

The movie house on Hollywood Boulevard is a key tourist attraction, where for 82 years stars such as Cary Grant and Judy Garland have been honored by stamping their own signed hand and foot prints into the theater's forecourt.

Jackman recalled a previous trip to the venue with his wife, saying it was the first Hollywood landmark he visited in Los Angeles, and while there he put his hands into the prints of late comedian Peter Sellers.

"Here we are, 12 years later," he told a crowd at the ceremony. "It's a very humbling moment as an actor to be here. You look down at the names, from Fred Astaire to Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Steve McQueen, John Wayne, and to think that those people have been immortalized and pretty soon I'll be putting my hands in wet cement," Jackman said, before planting his palms in the concrete.

In two weeks, the Australian actor debuts the new "X-Men Origins" movie, reprising his role as conflicted "mutant" Wolverine, who battles other, evil mutants trying to control the world.

Wolverine has sharp blades that protrude from his knuckles. He is among the most popular of X-Men comic book characters on which the films are based. There have been three "X-Men" movies, and combined they have grossed more than $1.1 billion at global box offices.

Jackman, 40, is known as a versatile actor who has starred in a range of movies from action adventures like "Swordfish" to romances such as last year's "Australia." He has enjoyed a Tony-winning stage career on Broadway and recently hosted Hollywood's Oscars.

Hugh Jackman is such a talented actor. He deserve every bit of his sucess! Congrats Hugh.

Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/showbiz/2009-04/22/content_7702973.htm

Yun-ha accused of plagiarism in new song 1, 2, 3

Korean blogs are buzzing with debate whether Kpop singer Yun-ha song 1, 2, 3 is a copycat work of the Jackson 5's song ABC. The first part of Yun-ha songs to me does sound a lot like the Jackson 5's. In her defence, Yun-ha record company was quoted saying that the song "1, 2, 3, is a Korean - Japanese- Swedish work. It is neither a sampling or a remake and is an innocent composition that we have created."

Well, we have to let our listeners be the judge of that.

Her latest album released in early April featuring "Luv U Luv U" was also accused of copying Lady Gaga so well known track "Just Dance".

Yun-ha's album was critised for lack of originaility.

What do you think? Would you buy her album if you knew she's ripping off someone else's music?

Source: allkpop

Aaron Kwok: No to marriage

Golden boy Aaron Kwok has had many different leading ladies surrounding him since he started out in entertainment. There was sexy mama Christy Chung. Then Japanese actress Norika Fujiwara. And now, it's Chinese supermodel Lynn Xiong Dai Ling. Lynn is the only girlfriend that Aaron acknowledges. So, why is marriage still not in his plans?

Source: asiaone

TV presenter Rachael Finch wins Miss Universe Australia 2009

Rachael Finch was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2009
yesterday at Sydney Hilton.

RACHAEL Finch, a beautiful brown-eyed brunette from Townsville, was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2009 at Sydney's Hilton Hotel last night. The event was held at the same time as the winner of Cleo's Bachelor of the Year was announced on the other side of town. (Axle Whitehead took home the Bachelor of the Year award).

Finch, a 20-year-old model and television presenter, beat 31 other finalists to win the award formerly won by Jennifer Hawkins, who then famously went on to become Miss Universe in 2004. That same year, Finch took out the Queensland young model of the year title in Townsville's Opal Fashion Bash pageant.

Model scout Henry Peterson encouraged her to enter the pageant after spotting her "underneath the wings of a Boeing 747 at Townsville Airport". "When I first saw her I knew she was special," he said.

"I told her: 'You'll be bigger than Jennifer Hawkins'." Rachael has since moved to Sydney, where she has obtained work through Chadwick model agency. She is also a TV presenter with Platinum Television, which provides video content for bars and events. She described winning the Miss Universe Australia title as surreal.

"How do I describe the feeling? What words do I use because to me it's like a dream," she said. "I feel like I'm in literally, a dream. It's surreal." For others wishing to follow in her footsteps, she said it was important to "stay focused, stay humble and be true to yourself".

"Coming from such a small town it's not only somewhere to grow up that's naturally beautiful but you really learn the value of growing in that small community and you get a lot of support and love and you can take that in your heart and take that to a bigger city or move on with your life and your career and really make a change.

"Follow your heart and reach for the stars because one day you will get there and that is what this is all about."

Want to see more pics? Click the link below...


Source: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25373444-5013560,00.html

Pictures: Adam Ward

Starsbuz wishes her all the best in her endeavour. But please don't end up dating a footballer, its so cliche.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Korean Model Park Seo Jin took nude photos at 14

In a recent interview Korean model Park Seo Jin (15) said that she regretted her decision to take semi-nude photos for the modelling competition "Iam a model" hosted by Mnet last year.

Park Seo Jin joined the competition as the age of 14. After overcoming many competitors, she claim the winning title "I am a model". However, immediately after the competition, some semi nude photos of her and a male model was posted on an online newspaper. And quickly this becomes the topic of discussion online. Most of the comments were that she is too young to take the photographs.

She said: "I just went through a difficult time for being heavily criticized by people. At the time of shooting I did not see this as wrong but now I think, this once is enough. "

Source: ngoisao

Dan Brown third movie "The Lost Symbol" in the pipeline

Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons"

Author Dan Brown is said to release his third book "The Lost Symbol" as part of his 'Da Vinci Code" series featuring the adventure of Robert Langdon character, a historian who discovered the hidden message behind the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper" paintings claiming that Jesus has children that live amongst us today.

His previous books "Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" have been brought into the big screen. "Angels and Demons" is to be released in May this year.

The book "The Lost Symbol" is said to be released in North America on September 15, and a movie deal is in the pipeline to bring the third book onto the big screen.

Read more..


Monday, April 20, 2009

Yun-ha Takes No.1 in Album Sales

Piano rock singer Yun-ha took No.1 spot in album sales with her third regular album. According to Hanteo Chart, an online music chart site, Yun-ha’s “Part A: Peace, Love, & Ice Cream” released on April 15th has topped the daily album sales list.

On the first day of its marketing, Yun-ha’s third album sold more than 5 thousand copies, a rare achievement for a female singer. She also came in first with a 14% share in the Hot Track Chart, putting a 10% gap between herself and the runner-up. Her amazing popularity is sweeping the online music sites as well. “123,” the title song of her third album, climbed to No.1 spot on the Bugs Music chart in just three days after the release and is ranked second in the Dosirak chart.

Yun-ha’s latest album contains a wide range of music, from acoustic pop and modern rock to ballad. The title song, “123,” is a collaborated work of Swedish, Japanese, and Korean composers and features cheerful brass and percussion sounds.

Hong Kong Film Awards 2009

Hong Kong Actor Louis Koo & Barbie Hsu

John Woo's Chinese historical epic, a biopic of Bruce Lee's kung fu master and a documentary-like look at a working-class neighbourhood are the top contenders at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.

The nominees reflect the past and present of Hong Kong's movie industry - once a major Asian filmmaking hub known for its local stories, but now increasingly geared toward the Chinese mainland market with historical and kung fu blockbusters.

Woo's $US80 million two-part epic Red Cliff, based on an ancient Chinese battle by the same name, is a prime example of the recent trend of films made with an eye toward mainland viewers. Wilson Yip's action-filled biography of Bruce Lee's teacher Ip Man is another example, portraying the late martial arts master as a patriot who resists the Japanese occupation of his southern Chinese hometown.

The first installment of Red Cliff is up for 15 prizes and Ip Man is competing for 12 at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Both movies are nominated for best picture.

But another top contender harkens back to the locally flavoured fare made in the former British colony known for its mix of Chinese and Western cultures.

Veteran filmmaker Ann Hui's The Way We Are, which follows the life of a single mother in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai district, is a contender for best film, best director, best screenplay and best actress.

The other best picture nominees are Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow's sci-fi movie CJ7 and Gordon Chan's ghost thriller Painted Skin.

Woo and Yip are also up for best director, competing against Benny Chan for Connected and Johnnie To, who was nominated for Sparrow, a playful look at a pickpocket gang.

Former Cannes winner Tony Leung Chiu-wai received a nod for best actor for playing a Chinese general in Red Cliff. He faces off with action star Donnie Yen, who played Ip Man; Simon Yam in Sparrow; Nick Cheung from the police thriller The Beast Stalker; and heartthrob Louis Koo, who portrayed a gangster who struggles to give up a life of crime in Run Papa Run.

China's Zhou Xun, the lead in Painted Skin, is the biggest star in the best actress competition, but she faces stiff competition from Hong Kong's Prudence Liew, who won the Chinese-language equivalent of an Oscar at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards in December for playing a sex worker in True Women for Sale.

The other nominees are Paw Hee Ching from The Way We Are, Barbie Hsu from Connected, and Karena Lam from the romance Claustrophobia.

More pics...

Arrving at the evet from left

Chinese actress Lynn Xiong
Chinese actress Xu Jiao won the Best New Performer
Chinese actress Sun Li
Hong Kong actress Karena Lam
Chinese actress Zhou Xu
HongKong actress Fiona Sit and actor Jayce Chan
Japanese actress Chie Tanaka
HongKong director John Woo andwife Annie(L) and director Ann Hui (R)
HongKong actress Monica Mok

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kate Moss for TopShop Summer/Spring 2009

Below is a sneak peek at British model Kate Moss for Topshop Spring/Summer 09 collection.

Images: Agencies

Andy Lau too arrogant to commit to marriage!?

Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau is upset at rumour that he's going to wed long term girlfriend Carol Chu at the end of this month. He told reporters on Monday "No such thing. There is still not enough love for me to get married."

Lau has been linked with Carol Chu for a long period of time. Rumour has it that the couple have a kid together and that Carol and Andy's kid are currently residing in Malaysia.

Hong Kong medias speculate that the wedding will take place within this month. I however think that they are already married probably many years ago.

I think Andy is a fame hungry person. He's 48 years old this year he still thinks he can get young girls to fall in love with him so he denies that he's married.

Mate, unless to come out gay otherwise you're a married man.

Source: http://www.asianbite.com/default.asp?display=2709

What is a good name for your new baby?

Jamie Oliver & wife Jools and their new baby
Petal Blosson Rainbow is the name of Jamie and Jools Oliver's newly arrived baby girl. The couple also has two other kids Daisy Boo and Poppy Honey. Since Jamie is a cook there is no surprise when he named his kids honey and poppy, daisy and poo.. oops Boo not poo!
One of the worst name for a baby is Nicole Kidman's girl Sunday Rose. Sorry kid, you'll be known as Sunday for the rest of your life.
If you know of any obscure name share it with us on Facebook discussion forum!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Michelle Yim refused to admit she pocketed HK$2 million

There was media report yesterday that Michelle Yim had pocketed $2 million HKD raised by Alam Tam and Nat Chan (阿叻). That sum of money was intended to help pay the medical bill for Wan Chi-Keung, Michelle's boyfriend. It was reported that Michelle put the money straight into her account, that had led to the speculation that she pocketed the money.

Yesterday, Michelle was in Lai Chi Kok Park filming TVB up coming new series "Beyond The Realm Of Conscience". Michelle is usually very friendly with the reporters, but she frown when she saw them yesterday.

She told reporters "I have nothing to tell you." She went on to say "You created such news and you expect me to give you the answer." Michelle was asked by the reporter what had happened to the money she was allegedly put in her account, she replied "Say no more, it makes no difference whether I speak out or not. I hope you all wish my boyfriend to have a speedy recovery."

The reporter asked her if she had raised fund for his medical care, Michelle replied "No." There were a lot of onlookers at the Park to see the filming. The audience all said Michelle looked so beautiful that she doesn't look her age . Michelle Yim is over 50 years old.

Translator: R.E.D @ http://www.asianvn.com/

Linda Chung and Stephy Tang out of tune at IFDI Music Awards

Linda Chung & Myolie Wu

The IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Presentation 2009 was held on 9th April. During the presentation, Wu Yu (presentation guest) addressed the newcomers and reminded them not to sing out of tune during live show. However, Linda Chung and Stephy Tang both sang out of tune during live performances in front of thousands of audiences which was very embarrassing.

Stephy Tang

Linda, Myolie Wu and Gloria Tang took the top sale (HK) female newcomers' awards.

Linda told reporters "I sang out of tune because of the difference in sound effects during rehearsal and the live show. I also know that sometimes I get very nervous and lost control of my voice. I need to practice harder but I am very pleased that I have won an award."

Stephy, who also won the top sale (HK) female newcomer's award told reporters that she sang out of tune because she was overwhelmed with excitement.

Source: Wenweipo

Translator: Hokkien128@ http://www.asianvn.com/

Complete "New Moon" cast revealed

The official cast list for "" has finally been unraveled. Through a press release put out Wednesday, April 15 by Summit Entertainment announced

Original Cast members:
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan

Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen

Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

Billy Burke as Charlie Swan

Ashley Greene as Alice

Peter Facinelli as Carlisle

Elizabeth Reaser as Esme

Kellan Lutz as Emmett

Nikki Reed as Rosalie

Jackson Rathbone as Jasper

Edi Gathegi as Laurent
Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria

Twilight original cast members Photo Vanity Fair

The Volturi new cast members:

Charlie Bewley as Demetri

Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius

Daniel Cudmore as Felix

Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus

Dakota Fanning as Jane

Cameron Bright as Alec

Noot Seear as Heidi

Michael Sheen as Aro

Source: aceshowbiz

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hong Kong actress Carina Lau pregnant ?

Hong Kong has been buzzing with speculation that actress Carina Lau 43 is pregnant. Lau married long term husband last July. Although the couple haven't confirm the pregnancy, according to Tom.com Lau and husband was celebrating the good news with family and friends.

Source: tom.com

Rain to hold fashion show in Hong Kong

Singer and actor Rain has a clothing line called "Six to Five" , according to J.Tune Creative on April 10 Rain will hold a fashion show in Hong Kong in June.

Rain will be working hard to promote his clothing brand to potential chinese customers.

Singapore entertainment golden couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee are getting married

After 6 long years of dating, Fann Wong and Christopher Lee have announced that they will register their marriage on May 16th this year. The couple will hold their wedding ceremony on September 29 at Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore and about 700 guests are expected to attend.

The couple will also hold another wedding dinner in Malacca Malaysia on October 11 for Lee's Malaysian relatives and friends.

The groom-to-be said that the couple will start a family right away and having kids is their first priority.

Wong and Lee starred together in the remake of the popular TV show The Condor Hero in 1998.
Watch it on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-raToZ8r1E

World's first cloned camel born in Dubai

Scientists have successfully cloned a camel. A baby camel was born in Dubai.

Yahoo7 News reports...

A scientist says the world's first cloned camel has been produced in the desert emirate of Dubai.

Nisar Ahmad Wani, a senior reproductive biologist at the government's Camel Reproduction Centre, says the cloned camel is a six-day-old, one-humped female called Achievement or Injaz in Arabic.

Injaz was born April 8 after an uncomplicated gestation of 378 days, the centre said in a press release on Tuesday.

The centre said she was created from cells harvested from an ovary of an adult female camel.
Camels are a valuable commodity in the desert sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf. They are used for racing and transport. They are famous for healthy low-fat milk and can fetch owners millions of dollars at camel beauty contests.

Source: http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5498333/worlds-cloned-camel-born-dubai/
Image: AFP

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

HSM Zac Efron pics for GQ Magazine

I present you Zac Efron ....
That hair style looks familiar don't you think???
Robert Pattinson is not going to be happy with you
Zac for stealing his trade mark hair style.

Zac showing off his muscles

That's a lollipop kids... don't get the wrong idea

Is Zac trying to be superman?

Images: GQ Magazine

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