December 7th, 2013


Amber Kuo returns for Tiny Times 3

Amid rumors of drastic cast changes for Tiny Times 3, writer-director Guo Jingming confirmed on his Weibo microblog on December 2 that Amber Kuo will reprise her role as Gu Li. Singapore male model Vivian Dawson (Double Trouble) will also reportedly join the new cast.

Fan and media speculation ran high after Guo Jingming expressed regrets regarding being unable to bring back the complete original cast in an earlier Weibo post. He has revealed that talks with producers and agencies are underway, and it is still unclear if newlywed Mini Yang will return for the upcoming films.

Based on Guo's best-selling novels of the same title, the first two movies in the series that came out this year enjoyed huge popularity and scored a massive RMB$780 million in total at the domestic box office. Set in uptown Shanghai, the youth romance series brings to screen a lavish lifestyle that greatly appeals to the young urban demographic. With scripts ready for Tiny Times 3 and Tiny Times 4, audiences can look forward to more drama and an even more luxurious wardrobe in the new films.

Source: YumCha!

Popu Lady's Ting Xuan labelled as a 'carnivorous girl'

Taiwanese actor Wilson Chen rumoured girlfriend, girl group Popu Lady member Ting Xuan, was labelled a 'carnivorous girl' (a term used to describe sexually assertive girls) after her sex photos were leaked online, showing her pressing her chest against her ex-boyfriend.

Last December, after her autograph session, Ting Xuan was seen rushing towards Wilson's apartment, sparking speculations that the pair was a couple, though they subsequently denied it, claiming they were 'simply friends'. Speculations that Wilson and Ting Xuan were dating were refuted by both of them, but the latter was seen visiting Wilson at his home last month and appeared to be more cautious as she constantly checked for the presence of paparazzi.

Apart from Wilson, the 22-year-old girl group member was also seen going out with other men. Media reports disclosed that the young singer was spotted having dinner with a scrawny-looking man at a barbeque shop in April, and was subsequently on a date with another effeminate-looking man in a cap in October.

Many began to doubt her innocent persona when intimate photos of her and another man were also uncovered. In said photo, she was wearing a bra and seen giving a kiss to a half-naked man sleeping on the bed.

Her management company, HIM International Music, said that the men with whom she was seen in April and October were friends, and that in November, she was having a meal with a few friends at Wilson's place.

HIM International went on to explain that the intimate photos were posted up by someone who posed as her ex-boyfriend on Facebook. They were previously published photos that were not locked on her profile, her management said, adding that this man even left a blackmail message, thus the company will retain legal rights to pursue the matter.