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Rosamund Kwan, queen of property market?

By spcnet.tv on April 30th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Seems like Rosamund Kwan made the right move in quitting showbiz.

In addition to endorsements every now and then, the former top actress is reportedly only earning her keep through property investments these days. Yet, she’s earning more than during her heyday in the entertainment business.

Hong Kong media said the actress could be worth up to HK$500 million (S$88 million) in a few weeks’ time, if she sells a mansion she owns in Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay.

According to sources, Rosamund is a sharp and skillful player in the field, surprising even professional investors. When she bought the unit at The Nautilus for HK$113 million (S$20 million) in 2007, it already had excellent location and fengshui, but she poured in an additional S$600,000 to refurbish its interior.

Today the mansion is worth HK$240 million.

Since Rosamund, known for her ’13th Aunt’ roles in the Once Upon A Time In China series, officially retired in 2007, two Hong Kong assets have passed through her hands that earned her HK$150 million (S$26 million).

An unnamed close friend of hers revealed that the actress had been learning the tricks for some time, “She’s very good. A lakeside villa she bought in Beijing five years ago is now priced two-fold.”

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Jackie Chan tops Forbes’ celeb list

By spcnet.tv on April 30th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

International superstar Jackie Chan topped this year’s list of the rich and famous Chinese published by Forbes, displacing the iconic Yao Ming, who has been ranked first since its inception seven years ago.

The annual list is compiled by the authoritative business magazine based on celebs’ earnings in the last year and their media exposure. For the first time, people from all three Chinese regions were considered.

The 56-year-old Jackie spent a large part of the past year engaging in philanthropy and shuttling among various cities in Asia to help in fundraising efforts. His movie Little Big Soldier grossed 150 million yuan (S$30 million) in Mainland China alone, and he even became the first artiste to hold a concert at the Beijing National Stadium, or ‘Bird’s Nest’.

NBA player Yao was finally knocked off the perch after long-term injuries meant much less media coverage for him. However, the 29-year-old remains the biggest earner at 255 million yuan (S$51 million), over Jackie’s 206 million yuan (S$41 million).

With the inclusion of Taiwan, music phenom Jay Chou made a majestic entrance in second place with an income of 122 million yuan (S$24 million) last year. Despite poor results for his TV drama Pandamen and movie The Treasure Hunter, the 31-year-old owner of a music company achieved his Hollywood breakthrough in The Green Hornet.

The highest-ranked female celeb is the recently scandal-plagued Zhang Ziyi. The fifth place had appeared on 25 covers of magazines and raked in 69 million yuan (S$14 million).

Outside the top ten, Lin Chi-ling is the highest-ranked model in 11th, while that accolade for film directors went to Zhang Yimou in 25th.

7th Forbes Chinese Celebrity List 2010 1.Jackie Chan (actor, filmmaker, singer) 2.Jay Chou (singer, actor, filmmaker) 3.Andy Lau (singer, actor) 4.Yao Ming (basketballer) 5.Zhang Ziyi (actress) 6.Zhao Benshan (actor) 7.Jolin Tsai (singer) 8.Donnie Yen (actor) 9.Liu Xiang (athlete) 10.Fan Bingbing (actress)

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Nicholas Tse offered 10million yuan movie deal

By spcnet.tv on April 30th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

After bagging double Best Supporting Actor wins for his role as a rickshaw-puller in the movie, Bodyguards and Assassins, at the recent Hong Kong Film Awards and the Asian Film Awards, Nicholse Tse’s acting career is on the upswing.

With his acting capabilities reaffirmed by these two awards, he reportedly expressed his desires to “concentrate on filming movies” and has “little interest for drama series”, according to his manager.

To seek Nicholas’s participation in an upcoming drama series, a Chinese production company has offered the 29-year-old a staggering eight-figure paycheck of 10 million yuan. They requested for two months worth of his time and plan to commence shooting in Hengdian, China during July. It will be a period drama series featuring the likes of Charlene Choi and Kenny Kwan.

It is said that Nicholas is currently considering the offer. If he accepts it, he will be starting work immediately after Cecilia’s confinement period.

Nicholas’s manager confirmed reports of his movie offer and said, “Yes, there is such a thing [10 million yuan offer] however, the most important is Nicholas’s schedule.

“During the Golden Bell Awards, he has already inked a couple of film contracts. For example, he’ll be starting work with Wong Jing next month. His work schedule has already been arranged till early next year.”

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Jolin Tsai’s dubious heaving chest

By spcnet.tv on April 30th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Taiwanese pop princess Jolin Tsai’s heaving “G-cup” chest has come under scrutiny after it appeared visibly shrunken and smaller at a performance on Saturday

In response to alleged news reports of her deflated bust size, Jolin indirectly admitted that her chest was a product of man-made measures when she refuted, “That’s because I didn’t stuff anything! I want to dance that’s why I didn’t want to stuff anything.”

While performing at the Taiwan Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai, the busty singer wore a sparkly spaghetti top and skirt. Fending off reporters’ questions on her assets at a press conference, the 29-year-old laughingly asked, “Why is everyone paying attention to this?”

Jolin was not as well-endowed back then as she is today. During her showbiz debut in 1999, this Golden Melody award-winning singer was marketed as a “sweet young thing”, and was targeted for the male audience.

She shed off her boring image and opted for a sexy makeover in 72 Changes. In 2004, she showed off a brand-new voluptuous figure and newfound ample assets at a Shanghai concert, sparking off a media circus on her G-cups.

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KBites is looking for writers!

By spcnet.tv on April 30th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

KBites is currently looking for writers to contribute to the site.

Myself, and the other 2 writers, are recently caught up with other commitments, and it would be good to have more writers on the site.

Those who are interested, do drop us an email.

Thank you and enjoy your Friday!

Source: K-Bites

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Davichi collaborates with Bang ShiHyuk with ‘Stop The Time’ for comeback album this May!

By spcnet.tv on April 29th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

Female duo Davichi will be back 1 years and 3 months since their last album ‘Davichi in WonderLand’.

Davichi will be releasing a new minialbum ‘Innocence’ working with some of the best composers in Korea like Bang ShiHyuk, Brown Eyes YoonGun, Kim DoHoon, Park HaeWoo and Yoon MyeongSeon etc.

And it is known that the title song ‘Stop The Time’ is written by Bang ShiHyuk who made hits like Baek Ji Young ‘Like Being Hit’, 2AM ‘I won’t let you go even if I die’, T-ara ‘Like The beginning’ etc. The title song will be a ballad with a punk rock twist. In addition, ‘Stop The Time’ will be like the group’s previous hit ’8282′ which has a trance dance style.

The girls will be back with their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank on 14th May.

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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Preview to Gummy’s new song ‘As A Man’

By spcnet.tv on April 29th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

The preview to Gummy’s new song ‘As A Man’ has been revealed on 30th April.

The song is the double title song to Gummy’s new minialbum. The MV will star SS501 Kim HyunJoong and actress Jung RyeoWon.

Source: K-Bites

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SNSD member send special messages to fans on their 1000th day debut anniversary

By spcnet.tv on April 29th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

So Nyeo Shi Dae gives a special greetings to fans on their 1000th day anniversary.

So Nyeo Shi Dae revealed photos of each member on their official homepage on 30th April and posted up thank-up messages to fans. It’s their 1000th day debut anniversary.

The girls will also be performing the songs ‘Oh!’ and ‘Run Devil Run’ on KBS Music Bank on 30th April ending their 2nd album promotions.

Go under the cut for the translations of the  messages the girls wrote.

  • TaeYeon, “Even though it is not considered a short period of time, everyday have been happy, fulfilling and touching spent with Sone. 1000th day marks another beginning. There is still many more days for us to be together. Let’s work hard together. We are the best.”
  • Jessica, “I’m bad with expressing myself. I love you”
  • Sunny, “Let’s spend each of the following days together. SNSD and Sone is one.”
  • Tiffany, “To rise up to this stage, we will definitely not go down easily. I pray that we ill continue to be together till the very end coming to the tough and high spot.”
  • HyoYeon, “When I am very tired and thought that I hated this, I will think of the Sone encouraging us on with the pink balloons. I will work hard receiving all the energy from Sones.”
  • Yuri, “Looking at the happy memories we have shared all this time, there was also the happy tears and times when we felt tired. I’m grateful that we were able to get through them together. The sincerity will prevail. Thank you and thank you again.”
  • SooYoung, “We will not forget the love from fans. And continue to give our best not forgetting how we set out during the ‘Into The New World’ days.”
  • YoonA, “Thank you for always being there through the sad and happy things. Sones are the best when it comes to encouraging us on stage. I will hate it if you love someone else.”
  • SoHyun, “Sones have always fed water to us 9 members who were clueless seeds, and being there for us. We will work hard to be the SNSD that Sones will be proud of. Let’s make more memories in the future.”

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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f(x) 1st minialbum title song ‘NU ABO’ unveiled!

By spcnet.tv on April 29th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

f(x) 1st minialbum title song has finally been unveiled.

SM Entertainment revealed, “Coming 3rd May at 10am, the title song from f(x) 1st minialbum ‘NU 예삐오’(NU ABO) will be revealed on various music sites.”

‘NU 예삐오’(NU ABO) is a reverse beat dance song, written by hit maker Yoo YeongJin who also made BoA ‘Eat You Up’ and SHINee ‘Juliette’. As for the name of the song, it is made to sound similar to English word ‘New’ with the word ‘Nu’ and is joined with the word ‘Abo’.

Source: K-Bites

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SeungYeon version of ‘We’re With You’ MV teaser revealed!

By spcnet.tv on April 29th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

Member Han SeungYeon’s version of KARA’s upcoming world cup song ‘We’re With You’ MV teaser has been released.

Earlier, we have seen the teasers featuring Park GyuRi and Goo Hara.

Source: K-Bites

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