October 12th, 2009


'Autumn Concerto' romantic scenes

Taiwanese drama ‘Autumn Concerto/Next station, Happiness’ received a rating of 2.89, for its first episode, hitting a 190 million audience's heart. Ady laughed: "Many classmates called me after seeing the telecast, and asked me to marry Vanness!."

Ady express that she admires those single mothers being able to bear with the stress of being one, after acting the role of a single mother. When asked is there a possibility of being one, she shook her head: "I don't have the courage!" For Vanness, there are a few shower scenes, and Vanness replied: " Showering was filmed in the glass room, but I feel like I'm a piece of meat, bare, with everyone looking at me."

For his new SETTV idol drama 'Autumn Concerto', Vanness Wu had to wear female high-heels, and it even gave him the idea of re-learning the piano. Lately, he's been going on Youtube to learn a piano piece to one of Justin Timberlake's songs. He said: "Piano has provoked my mind, when I was little, I didn't learn piano properly and that is the thing I regret the most till now."

In the drama, he & Ady An have to act out an intimate scene of him undo-ing her blouse buttons beside the piano, and staff members were so moved by this scene that they even shed tears. Vanness said: "Because I have to force her to take off her clothes, our bodies have to be quite close together, but I was scared of crushing her, so I specially straightened my waist to reduce the weight of my body."



Top 10 Mandarin Albums (October 2 - October 8)

1. Guo Shu Yao (Yao Yao) (郭書瑤 (瑤瑤)) and ‘Free Love’ (愛的抱抱) with 28.18% sales
2. Ding Dang (丁噹) and ‘Night Cat’ (夜貓) with 12.89% sales
3. Peter Pan Yu Wen (潘裕文) and 'Dreamer' ( 夢‧想‧家) with 11.88% sales (NEW!)
4. Zhou Bi Chang (周筆暢) and 'Time' (時間) with 9.13% sales
5. Joe Cheng (鄭元暢) and ‘Chang One Song’ (暢一首歌) with 3.58% sales
6. New Artist Family (新藝人家族) and ‘Faith Map’ (信心地圖) with 3.15% sales
7. Eason Chan (陳奕迅) and ‘5/F Blissful Cuts; (上五樓的快活) with 2.76% sales
8. Angela Zhang (張韶涵) and ‘The Fifth Season’ (第5季) with 2.37% sales
9. Cosmos People (宇宙人) and 'Self-titled Album' (同名專輯) with 1.11% sales
10. Super Junior-M and ‘Super Girl’ with 1.1% sales


And now for something completely different....

The Babe behind the magic

SINGAPORE : She’s been named “The Sexiest Woman in Magic”, and was voted the “16th Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM Singapore magazine last year, but the fun and flirty ‘Magic Babe’ Ning you often see running around in midriff-baring corset tops and leather pants on stage wasn’t always this comfortable in her own skin.

In fact, when this sexy illusionist first started performing with on-stage partner JC Sum, she was all covered up, revealing only her hands and from the neck up.

“Jean Grey from the movie ‘X-Men’ was my inspiration so when I first started [performing] professionally with [Sum’s magic production house] Concept:Magic, I was wearing a navy blue trench coat, black pants and a white men’s shirt,” said Ning, whose name is Ning Cai.

“When I wasn’t doing gigs, I practiced very hard - I’ve never been so hardworking - not just to do the tricks properly but to cultivate this on-stage character realistically enough to be able to pull it off on stage in front of hundreds of people.

“It was a gradual step before I was more secure to be this ‘Magic Babe’ character that can wear corsets and be cheeky on stage, and do stuff that I wouldn’t want to do in real life because you might get in trouble!”

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Awww, nobody likes my magic babe, lol. :'(

Laure Shang Wenjie

Guo Jingming writes for Han Hong, new book coming out late October

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At Han Hong's press conference, author Guo Jingming was invited to come as a lyricist. Guo Jingming said, "In 2004, I wrote lyrics for a video game theme, but I didn't know that Han Hong-jie would be singing it. I felt very honored. Writing for her again 5 years later is like fate." Guo Jingming's new book will also be released late this month.

When talking about Guo Jingming, Han Hong said," we're friends. I admire him very much." She also complimented Guo Jingming's lyric-writing abilities, "his writings are very sharp, and his words have power to them. The original composer of 'listen to my voice" was American, and he sounded fine singing the demo in English, but all of the Chinese lyricists destroyed the song, so I found Guo Jingming. He's very amazing and rhymed so well. He also wrote the lyrics for "Sea God" and "Life," as well as another song that's so good that I'm saving for my next album."

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Their video game song, since I can't find videos of her new songs: