Wei Chen’s “Struggle”

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Wei Chen, one of the new F4, recently returned to act in the play version of the biggest mainland drama of 2006, “Fen Dou/Struggle.” after leaving for a while to film “Le Huo Nan Hai” amongst his many various activities. He also sings the just released theme song,” Feng Ren Yuan/Lunatic’s wish,” for the play, composed by good friend and fellow Super Boy Lu Hu.

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Xue Zhiqian is the first to be nominated for all major awards of Chinese Pop Music Ceremony

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Xue Zhiqian is the first person to be nominated for all six of the major awards given by the Chinese Pop Music Ceremony in one year, including “best original composer,” “best album,” “best male singer,” “most popular singer,” “best album producer,” and “Golden song of the year” for both “Legend” and “Deeply in love with you,” which you can read about here and here.

Legend/Chuan Shuo, music and lyrics by Xue Zhiqian:

Cfensi’s comment: I love that part@3:22!

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New Year with the stars

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Wang Leehom, Jolin Tsai, SJ-M, Mayday, Fish Leong, Zhang Liyin, Rene Liu, and the entire ee media family will all spend New Year’s Eve on Hunan tv and ctv’s new year countdown concert. Rumored guests include the new and original F4 as well as David Beckham. (more…)

Chinese Paladin 3 finishes filming

kisss Chinese Paladin 3, which is actually the second Chinese Paladin drama, finished filming on the 10th.  It stars the hopefully recovered Hu Ge, the extremely busy Yang Mi, newcomer Tang Yan, Crystal Liu look-a-like Liu Shishi, and Wallace Huo. The drama plans to air next summer. The real name of this drama is still pending.

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Laure Shang – Cpop’s French connection

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Laure Shang's poster for her symphonic concert;

Super Girl winner Laure Shang Wenjie is going back to her French roots this month with her translated novel of La Petit Fille de Monsieur Linh and a French song that she wrote the lyrics for. Laure will also hold her own symphonic concert on January 9th in Shanghai.

A La Claire Fontaine, showcasing her gorgeous voice in French and Chinese:

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Charlene says “Twins will always exist!”

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Charlene performing an Indian dance as a guest performer on Sunday's episode of "Just Shake it."

On the “Just Shake It” episode aired on the 14th, Charlene stated that “Twins is a spirit, an inextinquishable group, and will always exist!”

When the conversation went to Gillian, Charlene smiled, “Gillian’s taking a vacation right now…. she’s studing martial arts, singing and dancing on the side. She’s a very optimistic girl.”

Charlene also says that Gillian “isn’t as fragile as everyone thinks.”

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Wang Zheng – good girls can compose, too

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Wang Zheng recently released her new album, No One Loves Me More Than You, whose main song of the same name quickly rose to the top of the Baidu charts, beating Jay Chou, Xue Zhiqian and Mayday.  She is part of a growing group of female singers, including Queen Wei, Tanya Chua, Cao Fang, and Ai Mengmeng, who have began writing most of their own songs. No One Loves Me More Than You,  lyrics by her, music by her and Lu Gengxu (of Age of Water and Wood)

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