Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Takako Kitahara

Takako Kitahara

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Born : July 12, 1985

Blood Type : O

Height : 163cm

Body Measurements: B : 90cm(F) W: 60cm H: 90cm

HomeTown : Kanagawa

Hobby : Reading, Volleyball

Cyndi Wang

Cyndi Wang

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Born, September 5, 1982


Singer, Actress

Wang graduated from the Okazaki Arts School in Taipei, and from the Hua Gang Arts School (臺北市私立華岡藝術學校) drama course. Her family is originally from Qingdao, Sangdong, China, and she is Buddhist. Wang's mother is a Hakka, and Wang and her younger brother were raised in a single-parent family. She speaks Mandarin, Japanese, English and Hakka.

To date, Cyndi Wang has released 8 personal albums, nearly all of which carry her name. These include 6 solo albums: Begin (2003), Cyndi Loves You (2004), Honey (2005), Cyndi With U (2006), Magic Cyndi (2007) and Fly! Cyndi (2008). She also has two compilation albums—Shining Cyndi 2005 (2005) and Red Cyndi (2008)—and three Idol Drama Serials original soundtracks(OST).

Outside her music career, Wang has starred in various Taiwanese dramas, including Westside Story (2003), Le Robe de Mariage des Cieux (2004), and Smiling Pasta (2006). She acted with JJ Lin in 3 short love stories (all in 2006), a movie (Candy Rain) in 2008 with Karena Lam, held some concerts (personal concerts and with Jungiery's J-Stars) and she also made several commercials and personal endorsements, all of which received positive feedback.

Wang's national debut was at an Avex Trax competition in Taiwan in 2003. She had taken part in various singing competitions from an early age, and had previously won some appearances in the Taiwanese local drama Che Zheng Zai Zhui, in 1999; she had also appeared in the music videos of other singers such as Tanya Chua's video "Reminding" in 2000 even before she made her debut, Kenji Wu's Na Na Na mv after her debut.

Soon after the Avex Trax competition, Wang was called and given a chance to go to Japan. She decided to take on the challenge and go to Avex Trax's music studio in Japan to learn dancing and singing for 3 months from various famous lecturers(such as Hamasaki Ayumi, BoA, Utada Hikaru, Namie Amuro,& Hitomi). This was very successful as she learns fast. She even earned a graduation certificate with impressive results and records from Japan's Avex Trax. These achievements made Avex Trax Taiwan very impressed with her, and she was offered a contract by Taiwan's Avex Trax Music (making her the only Avex Trax female singer, the first ever local, and newcomer of the year in 2003). From that time she has been involved in her entertainment career. She has had contracts under Jungiery Star Pte Ltd, D Music, and Sony Music as well as Avex Trax.

Wang has been invited to sing at a number of events, including a 2008 New Year Countdown performance in Kaohsiung. About 3 years after her debut, she finally had her long awaited 1-month rest in December 2006. Since she made her debut in 2003, she has been very active in show business, in which her 8 personal albums and three soundtracks have been selling very well. Her dramatic appearances have also achieved great ratings.She also had concerts of her own & with J-Stars of Jungiery,endorsments & commersials. She spent her holidays with family members in December 2008 in Okata, Japan, although many people recognized her there.

Wang's friends in the entertainment industry include Beatrice Hsu, Ariel Lin, Rainie Yang, Sweety, Pamela Terri Kwan, Vivian Hsu, Show Luo, 5566, 183 Club, 7 Flowers, K One, Leon Jay Williams, Nicholas Teo, JJ Lin and Kenji Wu.

Erika Sawajiri

Erika Sawajiri

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Kaoru Amane Erika

Born, April 8, 1986

Nerima, Tokyo Japan

In 1999, Erika passed the Stardust audition after graduating from elementary school. She became part of the idol unit Angel Eyes and began modeling for junior fashion magazines such as CUTiE and nicola. She later won the grand prize for the 2001 Seikore and became a regular on the BS news program Harajuku Launchers. In 2002, Erika started her career in film as well as extending her modeling career as a gravure idol. Her first film was Mondai no nai Watashitachi.

She also became one of Fuji TV's Visual Queens in 2002. On the NTV variety show The Yoru mo Hit Parade, she became a regular from April till late June, shortly after leaving the program for the CX news program Chou VIP Fortune no Tobira from mid-June till late August. In November, she was on the CBC variety show Bijou Dokyuu and TBS show B-1. She got her big break when she was cast in the TBS TV drama Hotman. Her most notable role was in 1 Litre of Tears in 2005 when she portrayed a girl with the degenerative disease spinocerebellar degeneration.

Erika first started her music career under the name "Kaoru Amane", the name of her character in her last drama, the TV adaptation of A Song to the Sun (Taiyou no Uta). The single went into number 1 in its second and fourth week. On July 16, 2007, Erika released her 'debut' single under only Erika entitled "Free". The single was immediately ranked on its first day as number one on the Oricon Charts. Oricon stated that she is the only artist in 39 years to get their first two single hit number one since Hiroko Yakushimaru in 1983.

She decided to enter the entertainment world because she wanted to meet singer Namie Amuro whom she idolizes.

On January 20, 2009, Erika Sawajiri married media creator Tsuyoshi Takashiro at Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi. The pair registered their marriage on Jan 7, which fell on the most auspicious of the days - or “taian” - according to the six-day “rokuyo” calendar, and they will hold a small reception in Hawaii for their close friends later this month.

Song Hye Kyo

Song Hye Kyo


Born : November 22 1981

South Korea

Occupation : Model, Actress

Song debuted in the entertainment industry when she won the Grand Prize in SunKyung Smart, a school uniform company in 1996 when she was finishing her third year in junior high school. It was not long until she starred in her first drama, Happy Morning. Since then, she would continued to star in a string of various dramas and sitcoms but it wasn't until the KBS drama Autumn Fairy Tale in 2000 with Song Seung-hun and Won Bin that Song rose to fame throughout Asia. The show quickly became popular as it depicted a tragic love story between three people.

Song's popularity continued to climb when she played a leading role in the poker drama All In, alongside Lee Byung-Hun. The drama was so popular that the title of the show itself entered everyday vocabulary in Korea.

Song then played as a supporting role in the drama Sunlight Pours Down, and later in the popular TV comedy series Full House, in which she co-starred with pop figure Rain. Full House became one of the highest rating drama during its year. After the successful Full House, Song starred in the movie, My Girl And I, which was critically panned by audience and critics alike. Song went on a 2-year hiatus afterward, returning to acting to star in her second film, the movie-version of Hwang Jin-i, which was released in South Korea on June 6, 2007, as the kisaeng Hwang Jin-i. Though promoted heavily, it fared poorly at the box office.

She is planning to release a video album, produced by StarM Planning entertainment company because she has been pursuing her dream of becoming a "hallyu queen" in Japan. However, while the shooting is already completed, the release date is still unconfirmed. She also became known in computer graphics circles when Indonesian 3D artist Max Edwin Wahyudi created a remarkable quality 3D picture of her.[1] Not only does she act, she models for several big name clothing companies such as Levi, Laneige, etc. In late 2008, Song starred in KBS2 Miniseries The World They Live In, together with fellow Korean actor Hyun Bin. At the 2008 Cannes Festival, Director John Woo announced Song will be starring in his next work 1949, joining Taiwanese actor Chang Chen. 1949 started filming at the end of 2008 and aims to release sometime in 2010

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leah Dizon

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Leah Donna Dizon

September 24, 1986

Occupation(s), Model Singer

While attending college as a film major, Dizon landed a phone company advertisement and posed for the cover features of various import-car magazines. This garnered her much attention and a fanbase overseas, predominantly in East Asia. One year after her pictures were posted up on the internet, she had over 2 million hits from search engines. In April 2006, Dizon sent a demo tape with photographs of herself to a Japanese talent agency. After being offered a contract she moved to Tokyo. In October 2006, she released her first photobook titled Petite Amie (Girlfriend in French), which was ranked as the third best-selling photobook of 2006 and 2007.

On February 14, 2007, she released her first physical single, "Softly" under the Victor Entertainment label. It peaked at number #7 in the Oricon Weekly Chart. On the same day, she also released her second photobook titled Hello! Leah, which was ranked as the second best-selling photobook of 2007.

On May 30, 2007, Dizon released her second single "Koi Shiyō", which also peaked at #7 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. The title track is described as a 'grooving, up-tempo dance song' and the single features 2 B-sides: "Could you be that one?" and "Aishiteru~ Love Story". Koi Shiyō was used in a Lotte TV ad, while "Could you be that one?" was used in a PlayStation 3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma TV ad, with Dizon starring in both commercials.

Her third single entitled "LOVE U" was released on August 8, 2007. Leah released her debut album "Destiny Line" on September 12, 2007. The CD+DVD Edition contains 14 tracks, 10 of which were penned by Leah herself the single PVs as well as a special album PV "Again and Again". The CD Only Edition contains the digitally-released remix of "Koi Shiyō", called "Koi Shiyō♪ (Yasutaka Nakata-Capsule Mix)".

Leah Dizon's third photobook titled Heaven, was released October 5, 2007. It includes a DVD.

Dizon released her fourth single entitled "Love Paradox" on March 26, 2008. The title track resembles a Westernized urban song, and the B-side "Under the same sky" is a mid-tempo ballad. The same day, she also released her fourth photobook, "Pure Leah."

On April 18 it was announced that Leah's song, "Under the Same Sky", will be used as the theme song for the Japanese drama, Tokyo Prom Queen. Leah will also make a guest appearance on the show as Naomi, the prom queen from the previous year.

Her fifth single, "Vanilla", was released on June 25, 2008. Her second album, Communication!!!, was released August 20, 2008.

Dizon's first concert DVD, LIVE Communication!!! was released on December 10, 2008. The DVD features live performances of songs from both her albums.