August 27th, 2009

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Meteor Shower urged to have a sequel; lead Zhang Han shoots to fame


In recent weeks, Meteor Shower's leads have been all over TV. So who did this show made famous? The answer is definitely Zhang Han. According to Hunan TV's producer, since the airing of the drama, everyone's been looking at the ratings and the lead's popularity. Currently, Zhang Han is winning by a long shot. His fans increases by multiples of hundreds overnight, and his baidu(Chinese google) searches even surpassed Jay Chou.

Other than the fandom "miracle," Meteor Shower's enterprising skills are also exemplary. The multiple product placements can be seen throughout the drama. The producer says that after their customers saw all 36 episodes, they all really liked it and are pleased. Many are already asking when "Meteor Shower' will film a sequel because they want to work with. So will "Meteor Shower" have a sequel? They're still unsure.

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Comments: I loved the ending, so so much!


The two secondary lead guys, Wei Chen and Zhu Zixiao also had a mini-shoot for Sohu again, but separately. :( Don't ask me what they're wearing (especially Wei Chen's poofy thing...I don't know)

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This post brought to you by Wei Chen's ability to sing and look good doing it:
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Vic Chou, Ariel Lin “embrace” on Chinese Valentine’s Day in Shanghai



Yesterday (Aug. 26) Vic Chou and Ariel Lin, along with 10,000 people were at Shanghai’s Yuanshen Sports Center Stadium to take part in a special QiXi (Chinese Valentine’s Day) event -- “10,000 People Embracing,” marking a new Guinness Book of Records for the highest number of couples embracing. Vic, who’s popular with the ladies, seemed to have been caught in a dilemma – first saying that hugging Ariel gave him the best feeling (?) and then turning around and couldn’t seem to forget Da S, remembering the car accident four years ago.

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Anyone here can help the original translator? LolIt's funny how Da S is mentioned in just about any article with him....

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Mark Zhao, Ethan Ruan in 'Monga'






First posted about way back here, here's more info.

Directed by Niu Cheng Ze, Monga, depicts Taiwan in the 1980s when it was encroached with mafia and triad gangs. The movie stars Taiwanese actors Ethan Ruan and Mark Chao, who sport closely-shaven crops, and outlandish hooligan garbs, to reflect the exact street style of Taiwan society in the era. The boyish-looking Ethan shared that he had to shave his hair every three to four days to maintain his character's short crew cut in the show. Co-star Mark also felt that his character's messy hairstyle is a striking resemblance to Bruce Lee's look.

To recreate the same oppressive mafia atmosphere of 1980s' Taiwan, Ethan suffered an entire day's worth of walloping and kicks from nine in the morning to 12 midnight. In the movie, his character gets taught a lesson and trashed around by Ma Ru Long's character. Ethan's chiseled good looks bore the brunt of it with bruises and swells by the end of the aggressive scenes. Despite the injuries, the actor thought nothing of it and nonchalantly said, "It's ok."

Ma initially felt awkward beating Ethan in the violent scenes. However, he was left with no choice and pulled no punches under the director's instructions. Ethan's persistence and endurance earned him tons of praise from Ma who complimented him for his professionalism. "When I was much younger, if people were to treat me like this, I would have immediately flared up on them. I won't be as self-controlled."

Things are nowhere easier for newbie actor, Mark, who had to continue running despite a pulled hamstring. With two up-and-rising actors onset, director Niu clarified that there is no competition between the duo. "Ethan and Mark each have their own scenes and will not steal each other's limelight. They will each be in their own roles and maximize their best potential for it. Watching their dedication and perseverance gives much hope to our film industry."

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