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Material Queen to land on CTS in March

Their ratings might show the contrary, but CTS somehow managed to make a profit for the first time in seven years. The network announced their big plans for 2011 at a year-end banquet earlier this week. In addition to the TV adaptation of “Monga”, Angie Cai (aka the Godmother of Idol Dramas) will be developing a prime-time series.  And that’s not all. Nextmedia’s much-anticipated “Material Queen” is tentatively scheduled to premiere on CTS in March.

The Queen's cast and crew were filming in a Taichung marketplace on the 16th. Van Ness Wu and his costar Lynn Xiong met with the media in which she was bombarded with questions about her love life. She was reluctant to answer anything Aaron Kwok-related, so Wu came to her rescue by revealing that he is the one who’ll be spending Christmas in Hong Kong. Lynn Xiong thanked him saying she must buy him dinner later. Unfortunately both actors have packed on some pounds and were ordered by the director to watch their weight.

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Last hope of F4 2010 reunion is dashed

Written by: Zahra on 12/04/2010 @

After The Little Tiger's reunion on CCTV's annual Spring Festival Celebration program for their twentieth year, there were rumors and speculation that perhaps F4 would also reunite on the show for their tenth anniversary. While that plan to bring together Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Van Ness Wu, and Ken Chu didn't fall into place, CCTV gave it one more shot by mailing out formal invitations in hopes that the four would attend the New Year's Eve celebration in Shenzhen on the 21st this year. Alas, Vic thought that the New Year's Eve celebration would actually, you know, be on New Year's Eve (the 31st), and so he had already made vacation plans for the 21st.

Unlike in Taiwan, Mainland's CCTV holds their New Year's Eve party earlier. On the night of the 20th, they hold the red carpet event, a press conference, and the dress rehearsal. Then on the 21st, they officially film the show. Had the reunion of F4 been successful, they would have been Taiwan's sole representatives.

The "mother of F4", Angie Chai, has deemed it "Mission Impossible" to bring the four together due to their different management companies. And since Vic will be doing promotions in Tokyo for "Black and White" near the Spring Festival date next year, chances are slim that the four will be able to reunite for the occasion. However, it can't be completely written off yet. Perhaps Hunan TV, who has offered to provide them with planes for transfers for Hunan TV's Spring Festival show, will be able to finally bring them back together again. Even Jerry's manager has stated that the four have a consensus on reuniting, but it will all depend on their schedules.

In the meantime, we can look forward to other big names coming to the CCTV New Year's Eve party, such as the Four Heavenly Kings consisting of Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, and Aaron Kwok.

Source: Appledaily