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My Sassy Girl Remake

By on January 20th, 2008 | Hollywood Movies, Korean Entertainment

My Sassy Girl 2008

We found out recently that Hollywood remade the Korean movie “My Sassy Girl” (2001), the hit based off novellas posted on the Internet about one guy’s funny, romantic, and sad relationship with a girl he saves from a train. The US version stars Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert (the ‘sassy’ girl). There’s no official release date yet for this movie but‘s production notes says it’s “Completed”. Let’s hope it translates better than “Il Mare” (2000) (“The Lake House” (2006) starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock) for the Western screens.


Eason Chan and Joey Yung Continue Reign in JSG Awards

By on January 15th, 2008 | Hong Kong Entertainment

Eason ChanJoey Yung

Hong Kong singers Eason Chan and Joey Yung win the Most Popular Male and Female Awards again at the Jade Solid Gold Awards ceremony in addition to winning Best Male and Female Singers in 2007′s Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation earlier this year.

Source: CRI
Images: Sina


Samsung signs Rain for Olympics 2008

By on January 15th, 2008 | Korean Entertainment

Rain (Bi)

Samsung, the official 2008 Olympics wireless sponsor, signs a contract with Korean singer/actor Rain (Bi) to sing the themesong for Samsung’s Anycall’s mobile marketing campaign. This dispels any previous rumors that Rain will sing the official song for the Olympics.

Source: Korea Times


Barbie Hsu and Vic Zhou Split Up

By on January 15th, 2008 | Taiwanese Entertainment

Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu from Mars

Barbie Hsu (Big S) and Vic Zhou confirmed break up after a relationship that began in 2005. The ex-couple worked together in popular Taiwanese drama hits “Meteor Garden (2001)“, “Meteor Garden II (2003)”, and “Mars (2004)”. Vic and Barbie claim they break up on good terms and will remain friends.

Source: CRI


Ada Choi and Max Zhang tie the knot

By on January 12th, 2008 | Hong Kong Entertainment


Hong Kong actress Ada Choi and Mainland China martial artist Max Zhang finally tie the knot yesterday after a 4 year relationship. It was an emotional moment as Ada walked down the aisle with her father as Max sung the Chinese version of “Emmanuel” while playing the piano. Among the guests were Ada’s estranged gambling addict mom and an HK celebs guest list that included Athena Chu, Jessica Hsuen, Joe Ma, and Monica Chan. Congrats Ada and Max!

Credit: Image from Tungstar