Ok – double whammy. 1) There will be a Chinese version of Hotelier.
I LOVED Hotelier for only one reason – Kim Seung Woo. I do not think it merits to be remade a million times, since I think the story was so-so and the other characters were not interesting. Sure, they made a Japanese version, and I can see why – it’s got Bae Yong Joon. That’s all. But a Chinese version?! It’s like them making the Chinese version of All About Eve － which I must say isn’t all too compelling. Translating it is like, “Really? They say those lines with a straight face?” And Jang Hyuk’s hair ain’t so hot.
Anyways, the director of the drama announced that Barbie Hsu would not be starring in his drama because she’s too busy dating. More like engaged is what it’s like. That’s number 2).
After a mere 20 days, the 34-year old actress of Meteor Garden and Summer’s Desire is engaged to 29-year old millionaire restaurateur Wang Xiao Fei. And this news comes just when the two of them were reportedly dating other people, Shone An for her, and Kitty Zhang for him. It’s a rumor that’s been sorta confirmed already, and Barbie Hsu pretty much said this on her blog:
“You may know someone for many years but still feel like a stranger. Yet there are some whom you feel like you’ve known for a lifetime when you first meet them. This is called fate. There are some days that are absolutely stale, and some events that happen overnight. This is called God’s will.”
Yep – she’s engaged all right. Her younger sister Dee Hsu of the show “Kang Xi Lai Le” didn’t confirm (although her mother-in-law did. I love how huge Asian families are, and the more distant they are, the more involved in the subject’s lives they are), but said she would be happy for her sister no matter what.
Hm – so who else is known for the quickie engagements? There was Britney Spears and Jason Alexander…and a few others I can’t think of. Oh right – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – although, that was longer than 20 days.