December 11th, 2010

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Last hope of F4 2010 reunion is dashed



After The Little Tiger's reunion on CCTV's annual Spring Festival Celebration program for their twentieth year, there were rumors and speculation that perhaps F4 would also reunite on the show for their tenth anniversary. While that plan to bring together Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Van Ness Wu, and Ken Chu didn't fall into place, CCTV gave it one more shot by mailing out formal invitations in hopes that the four would attend the New Year's Eve celebration in Shenzhen on the 21st this year. Alas, Vic thought that the New Year's Eve celebration would actually, you know, be on New Year's Eve (the 31st), and so he had already made vacation plans for the 21st.

Unlike in Taiwan, Mainland's CCTV holds their New Year's Eve party earlier. On the night of the 20th, they hold the red carpet event, a press conference, and the dress rehearsal. Then on the 21st, they officially film the show. Had the reunion of F4 been successful, they would have been Taiwan's sole representatives.

The "mother of F4", Angie Chai, has deemed it "Mission Impossible" to bring the four together due to their different management companies. And since Vic will be doing promotions in Tokyo for "Black and White" near the Spring Festival date next year, chances are slim that the four will be able to reunite for the occasion. However, it can't be completely written off yet. Perhaps Hunan TV, who has offered to provide them with planes for transfers for Hunan TV's Spring Festival show, will be able to finally bring them back together again. Even Jerry's manager has stated that the four have a consensus on reuniting, but it will all depend on their schedules.

In the meantime, we can look forward to other big names coming to the CCTV New Year's Eve party, such as the Four Heavenly Kings consisting of Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, and Aaron Kwok.

Source: Appledaily
Written by: Zahra @ CpopAccess.com
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Show Luo wins over Double J to claim top spot in album sales of 2010



Show Luo's seventh album, Rashomon sold his personal best of 155,000 copies (154,218 to be exact) to claim top spot on the album sales chart of 2010. Jay Chou was runner-up with 110,000 copies, followed by S.H.E with 68,000 copies, Jolin Tsai with 65,000 copies and tied in fifth place Hebe Tien and Rainie Yang with 50,000 copies each.

In the last three years, Show has steadily risen higher and higher on the annual chart, claiming ninth spot three years ago with his fifth album, Show Your Dance and climbing to second place last year with Trendy Man. Although he tops the album sales chart for 2010, Show still loses to Jay in terms of earnings this year, with Jay pocketing 850 million NTD from concerts, endorsements and his work on The Green Hornet.

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Source: Appledaily
Written by: mishi @ CpopAccess.com

W00t! Now where's the next one?
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Beijing architect lives in egg-shaped house on sidewalk



Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect in Beijing, China, found an ingenious solution to live rent-free. He built himself a mobile egg-shaped house that is powered by the sun. 

The 6-foot-high structure, which is small enough to fit on a sidewalk, is made of bamboo strips, wood chippings, sack bags, and grass seed that’s expected to grow in the spring.

The pod features a solar panel on the roof that powers a lamp in the cozy space. The house cost around $1,000 to build (6427 yen), according to China Daily.

It seems Haifei has taken the trend of living in tiny spaces to a whole new level.

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Lol, that looks....strangely cool.