September 3rd, 2012



Fans waited with bated breaths. No one knew what would happen to iconic rockers Big Ass when lead singer Ekarat Wongcharat announced, earlier this year, that he was leaving the band for good.

Word about his imminent departure had been circulating on the rumour mill for quite some time, but when the news proved accurate it caused shock and much disbelief simply because Ekarat had played such a major role in putting Big Ass on the local musical map.

Then speculation started to fly about who would replace him. Some people thought guitarist Poonsak Jaturaboon would be the one most likely to step up to the microphone since he'd already tested the waters, so to speak, with Toom Yoo Nai Jai, which was included on the soundtrack for Suckseed, a commercial hit in cinemas nationwide. On the basis that most of the Big Ass musos had been working with Bodyslam on and off for the past decade and more, other fans predicted that the remaining members of the group would cease all live gigs and stick to the studio. There were also the pessimists who were sure Big Ass would simply disband, with the members striking out on their own, launching new business ventures.

Then, about two months back, photos of an unfamiliar face started surfacing on the internet, accompanying reports that this man was to be Ekarat's replacement. That claim wasn't confirmed until the band's official social-media outlets also started to post pictures of the bearded stranger.

Enter Daycha Konalo, who made his public debut on the first new single from Big Ass in four years, Dan Neramirt (Wonderland), which was released on Aug 23.

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Fan Bingbing for Elle

In her latest shoot with Elle, Fan Bingbing is exceptionally regal and queenly – asides from two scenes where she lets down her guard, as she laughs at the gourmet feast set before her. Watch out for her new film with Feng Shaofeng and Huo Siyan, Double Exposure 二次曝光 at the end of September. The movie features a theme song with lyrics written by Han Han and performed by Li Daimo. For those of you who, like us, can no longer access the dramaddicts blog – Double Exposure covers the story of a plastic surgery consultant (Fan Bingbing), who discovers that her plastic surgeon boyfriend (Feng Shaofeng) has been cheating on her with their friend (Huo Siyan). Shortly afterwards, Huo Siyan disappears and Fang Bingbing falls under suspect…

More pictures from the Elle photoshoot can be found under the cut.

source:  cfensi

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