November 7th, 2009


Top 10 Mandarin Albums (October 30 - November 5)

1. Yoga Lin (林宥嘉) and 'Senses Around' (感官/世界) with 33.22% sales (NEW!)
2. Landy Wen (溫嵐) and 'Dancing Queen' with 10.2% sales (NEW!)
3. Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒) and 'Diamond Candy' (鑽石糖) with 9.55% sales
4. Crowd Lu (盧廣仲) and 'Seven Days' (七天) with 7.74% sales (NEW!)
5. Ding Dang (丁噹) and ‘Night Cat’ (夜貓) with 5.09% sales
6. Abin Fang (方炯鑌) and 'Regrets' (壞人情歌:遺憾) with 2.25% sales
7. Joi Chua (蔡淳佳) and 'Back To The Start' (回到最初) with 2.2% sales
8. Yao Yao (瑤瑤) and ‘Free Love’ (愛的抱抱) with 1.93% sales
9. Cindy Yen (袁詠琳) and 'Self-titled Debut Album' (2009首張個人同名專輯) with 1.27% sales (NEW!)
10. Faye Wong (王菲) and 'Story Of Faye' (阿菲正傳) with 1.26% sales

Album chart compiled from G-Music based on retail sales

Source: G-Music
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‘Bodyguards and Assassins’ sells at AFM

Bodyguards and Assassins main poster. The difficulty in fitting all the cast took three months before finalizing the poster.World premiere will be in Nanjing Nov. 12 where Sun Yat-Sen’s mausoleum is located.

HONG KONG -- Big-budget Chinese period thriller "Bodyguards and Assassins" has been sold by We Distribution to four territories at the beginning of the American Film Market.

E1 Entertainment picked up the film for the U.K. and Canada, while CJ Entertainment bought it for South Korea and Gulf Films took it for the Middle East.

The $23 million film directed by Teddy Chan is set in early 20th century Hong Kong with all the action taking place on the day of a failed assassination attempt on Sun Yat-sen. Its all-star cast includes Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leon Lai and Simon Yam.

" 'Bodyguards and Assassins' caters to the intelligence and appetites of China's increasingly sophisticated and fast-expanding audiences. I am also thrilled that we have phenomenal response from territories outside mainland China," producer Peter Chan Ho-sun said.

The film is already destined for a wide Asian release Dec. 18 with distribution handled in Taiwan by Applause Entertainment, in Singapore by MediaCorp. Raintree Pictures and Festive Films, in Malaysia by RAM Entertainment, in Thailand by United Home Entertainment and UIP, in Indonesia by PT Teguh Bakti and in Vietnam by Parkit Films. CJ will release the picture in Korea in January.

Production is by Cinema Popular, a joint venture between Chan, Huang Jianxin and Bona which was launched this year.

Cinema Popular also is shopping its action-romantic comedy "The Return of the Incredible Wu Xia Couple," directed by Vincent Kuk, and Dante Lam's period actioner "Flying Guillotines" at AFM.

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SJ-M will hold their first Taiwan fan meet in December!

Busy with promotions for their first mini album SUPER GIRL, popular South Korean boyband Super Junior-M made an appearance in Taiwan last night in the form of a video clip announcing their schedule for fan meets on the 5th and 6th of December. This will be a prelude to Super Junior’s Taiwan stop of their SUPER SHOW 2 Live Tour.

SJ-M had promised when they had first heard about their top three ranking on the charts in Taiwan, to “definitely come to Taiwan for promotions, and thank the fans that love us personally”. Yesterday, SM Entertainment/AVEX Taiwan had held a "SUPER GIRL Behind-the-scenes Footage Event", and led by leader Han Geng, the seven members of SJ-M announced the details of their fan meets, which will be held in the Taipei International Convention Centre, via a video clip.

Member Zhoumi has gone to the extent of passing up the chance to celebrate his parents’ wedding anniversary on the 6th of December, just for the fans.

Apart from being in close proximity with the fans, the content of the SJ-M fan meets can be compared to that of a mini concert and each member will have a solo act.

Tickets for the SJ-M First Fan Party in Taipei will start selling on the 14th at noon, via Era Ticket.

Source: AsianFanatics, UDN
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Angela Zhang bids for Michael Jackson vinyl record, snatched away by Jackie Chan for $1.57 million

For her beloved Michael Jackson vinyl record, Angela Zhnag would not give up even for famous showbiz veteran Jackie Chan! Recently, the two of them were intensely bidding for an autographed MJ vinyl record, in the end the bid shot up to a crazy $330,000 RMB (approx $1.57 million NTD).

On November 2, Angela Zhang flew over to Shanghai to sing "Invisible Wings" for the "2009 Gary Player Invitational Event" which was a charity function in support of orphans suffering from AIDS. Furthermore, she participated in a charity auction together with Jackie Chan, Wilber Pan, JJ Lin and other artists, all giving their compassion. Unexpectedly, Jackie Chan and Angela Zhang became bidding opponents.

At the function, JJ Lin was in charge of auctioning a limited edition autographed Jackson vinyl record at the opening bid of $100,000 RMB. Angela Zhang who has always seen Michael Jackson as her idol, immediately started to bid. Who knew that Jackie Chan would follow, shouting prices with a determined expression. The two of them consecutively bidded 4-5 times, competing fiercely; in the end Jackie Chan was the highest bidder as $330,000 RMB, making Angela feel a bit disappointed.

Angela who lost the bid, sang her signature comforting song "Invisible Wings" at the function and suddenly asked Jackie Chan to come onstage to sing with her. He assertively went onstage and although he wasn't very familiar with the lyrics, he still happily hummed along. This was their first duet together and although this had not been rehearsed before, they had great tacit understanding and the atmosphere of the scene reached its peak.

Source: AsianFanatics
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Ariel Lin travels abroad, smart like Huang Rong

When Ariel Lin goes abroad for vacation, she’s like Jin Yong’s Huang Rong – clever and eccentric. Aside from being fully equipped to protect herself, she’s also doesn’t act like a tourist, telling backpackers: “If you want to look at your map, always use a magazine as a cover, so people won’t see [that you’re a tourist].”

Ariel on average accepts two dramas a year. She’s currently preparing for a stage play. Because the body (physical) movements in the play are highlyg demanding, her body is aching all over and she usually doesn’t have enough sleep. Good thing is she normally has very good, healthy habits, so she still appears to be in high spirits.

She hasn’t had time to go abroad lately, so she relies on watching movies to release the pressure at work. Ariel laughed and said: “Whenever I watch an horror movie I start fantasizing. Since watching the movie “Hostel”, I don’t dare travel alone!”

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Source: AsianFanatics, UDN

Tang Wei's back bitches!

Well ... according to the article it's Tang "Wei-wei".

By Lee Hyo-won
Staff Reporter

South Korean actor Hyun Bin and Chinese screen beauty Tang Wei-wei are set to appear in ``Manchu'' (working title), which will go into production at the end of the month in the United States, Boram Entertainment and M&FC announced Friday.

The ``My Lovely Samsoon'' star will play the role of a man on the run who falls in love with a woman who is on special leave from prison, to be played by Tang, who is best-known as the heroine of Ang Lee's epic romance ``Lust, Caution.''

The Korea-U.S. joint project ― Korea's Boram Entertainment and M&FC and the Unites States' North by Northwest ― is a remake of the 1966 masterpiece ``Full Autumn'' (Manchu) by Lee Man-hee. Kim Tae-yong, the award-winning director of ``Family Ties,'' will helm the project.

The movie will be ``a modern interpretation'' of the classic movie and will be set in the United States, said the producers in a statement. It is slated for theatrical release next year.

Oooer exciting. Does this mean that she's no longer banned?


Jacky Xue Begins "My Athena" Promotions

With a live concert performance, three album releases, and numerous musical awards under his belt, 26-year old mainland Chinese singer Jacky Xue (薛之謙) is not exactly a stranger to the music scene. In preparation for a late November release of his fourth album, Jacky Xue started promotions for a new single titled “My Athena”.

The new single, which has a slightly mellow dance club feel to it, contrasts quite a bit from his previous single promoted in September titled “Incomplete Song”, a much more ballad tune that was still holding in the top ten in last week’s Baidu Chinese Music Charts. The different styles of Jacky’s two songs released in this half of the year gives a glimpse the variety that Jacky says that he hopes to aim for in his upcoming album.

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Zhang Jie Releases Album and Performs on Hunan TV’s “Trend Night”

Zhang Jie released his album two days ago with friend, but much less active singer, Wang Yuexin helping by giving him traditional Chinese winter snack, Bing TangHulu to eat. Zhang Jie sang his second track live, a day later at Hunan TV’s “Trend Night”, paired with sand drawing. Both his voice and the art were beautiful.

Jason Zhang Jie – Chuan Yue Ren Hai + Unknown Artist doing Sand Art

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