dream cast for CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Okay, let’s play producer. I have just finished reading CRAZY RICH ASIANS. It was for the most part a fun read with its tongue-in-cheek commentary on the lifestyles of the rich and richer in this side of the world, though I have beef on the ending. It gives the impression that Kevin Kwan is going…

the dating habits of stars

There were loud whispers on Twitterverse over the weekend: Van Ness Wu and Arissa Cheo have broken up. The two have unfollowed each other on Twitter and late last month, Arissa was retweeting emotional love quotes. Around that time, just before he had a presscon (making his entrance via a speedboat no less) for his…

music: Nic Tse sings Jay Chou’s ‘Silence’

I know that Nicholas Tse, like any other Hong Kong star, both sings and acts. I just never heard him sing, until this clip from the finale of Jay Chou’s The Era concert tour at Kaohsiung over the weekend. Wahsay–or in Jayspeak: Wakao! The dude can sing! What were you thinking, Cecilia Cheung?! Here’s translated…

selling the drama: The Viral Factor on FB

(This is part of an ongoing series on ploys that production companies use to “sell the drama”.) There’s a new way to market films and dramas: through social networking sites. It’s free and effective, especially if it becomes viral. Uh, pun intended? This is how viral it can get. Jay Chou posts it on his…

the end to the Nic & Ceci saga?

We really don’t know what the future holds for us. In April, Nicholas Tse proclaimed to the world in an interview that he loved his wife the most, more than his sons. Later that month, he went up the stage at the Hong Kong Film Awards and told her “you look beautiful tonight.” In May,…

the (PR) games that Nic & Cecilia play

Like many others, I’ve been tuned in to the Nic & Ceci Drama since it began in May when she supposedly found herself in the same flight from Taipei to Hong Kong with Edison Chen. Anyone who has been watching Asian showbiz won’t forget Edisongate–where hundreds of photos he took with girls, including Cecilia–surfaced on…