天下第一白痴

其貌不扬,惊为天人

其貌不扬,惊为天人,我很肯定这是我用这两个成语最为贴切的一次。

Susan Boyle,47岁,再次证明了英国选秀节目Britan’s Got Talent造就的明星,不需要靠外表包装,也能够凭着实力来取胜。

Olivia Ong

说起来,6年前在日本出差时就认识了Olivia Ong,一个16岁就只身一人在日本发展娱乐事业的新加坡女孩。

那时候第一张专辑Bossanova就快发行了,唱片公司没有定下太高的目标,觉得能够在两个月内卖出5000张就算是达到目标了。日本经理人很友善,他递给我那卷VHS的情景还历历在目。他告诉我Olivia(中文名字:王俪婷)的南洋热带风情的小女孩形象,能够在日本占有一定的市场。

名古屋那天刚下过一场梅雨,天气凉凉的,我们在爱知世博会的新加坡馆前聊了好一会儿。

两个月前从HIM公关朋友那里得知她回来的消息,我有点久别重逢的感觉。

因为一部《小娘惹》的《如燕》,让我在细嚼歌词的当儿看到了她的成长。

记得当初她说过要回来发展,然后希望能够拥有自己的乐队,看来目标是达到了。

[发布] 飞轮海想入飞飞

酷,帅,神,迷的 4位美男子是由造就了 F4 的经纪团队用了一年时间寻遍中、港、台、美加、东南亚等华人地区,凝聚了4种独特个性,造就了吴尊,辰亦儒,汪东城和炎亚纶。他们经过严格特训,并以 “我有梦想,我要发光,我可以飞越人海绽放光芒” 作为团体精神。飞轮海在成军的短短1年内,涉足了偶像剧,广告代言,电影和专辑,如今再迈进一大步,举办首个世界巡回演唱会!

从香港起跑,9 月 26 及 27 两天,飞轮海将在可容纳1万3500人的亚洲博览馆演出。香港演唱会在开票的第一个小时内就卖出了三千张门票,并且在短短的几天内就被横扫一空,创下佳绩!

而为了满足歌迷们,各地区的主办单位将耗资千万打造这次巡回演唱会的酷玄舞台及特效,并且搭建一个特长的伸展台让飞轮海四位成员都能和大家做最近距的接触。身为美男子的他们在服装方面当然也绝不马虎。四子将穿上以百万置装费订做的三十套华服呈献不一样的视觉效果。同时为了让大家能真正的体验 “想入非非”的主题,呈献一个让人耳目一新的飞轮海,四人也都进行了体能、合声默契、舞蹈等密集训练课程。届时他们都将秀出自己苦练多时的 “秘密武器”,势必让歌迷们都high到极点!

继香港和马来西亚后,飞轮海『想入飞飞』世界巡回演唱会将在12月19日原汁原味转移至新加坡室内体育馆。之前飞轮海在新加坡担任师姐们S.H.E演唱会的表演嘉宾,对于这次再度踏上新加坡室内体育馆的舞台举办自己的首场世界巡回演唱会,他们都异常的兴奋,并且表示自从上一回在新加坡担任S.H.E演唱会的表演嘉宾后,一直都希望有一天能像师姐一样踏上室内体育馆拥有自己的演唱会,如今可以说是美梦成真!四人非常重视这次的首个巡回演唱会,还扬言一定要让新加坡的观众有一个难忘的夜晚!嘉宾部分他们邀请了师妹刘力扬现身站台。

这场演唱会是由华研国际音乐及飛凡娱乐联合主办,Music & Movement 协办,新电信与Sony Ericsson联合呈现。

演唱会细节
飞轮海『想入飞飞』世界巡回演唱会 2008
Fahrenheit’s Fantasy World Tour
日期: 2008 年12 月 19 日 (星期五)
时间: 晚上 8 点
地点: 新加坡室内体育馆
票价: S$168*, S$138*, S$108*, S$78* (未包括SISTIC 收费)
SISTIC 订票热线: 6348 5555 或上网 http://www.unusual.com.sg

冰冷的音乐

乐器是人类最早的娱乐器材,简单的节奏和旋律往往有一种莫名的力量触动情绪。

挪威一群人,在冰天雪地之中就地取材,用冰制造了好几种乐器,然后在冷冰冰的夜晚,制造出暖人心弦的音乐。

Wall-E:用机械诠释情感

要迎合男人对机械的热衷,女人对情感的反应,孩子对卡通片的兴趣,还要能够让通俗惹笑,同时让思想者对电影有更深一层的探讨,Wall-E,办到了以上的几点,几乎可以说是男女老少通吃。

当动画技术正不断的向着诠释有机体(Organic)挑战,用最先进的软件制作出更生动的头发飘扬和肌肤纹理,Wall-E其实在技术层面并没有太大的看头。

这部片子的主角是冷冰冰的机器,场景是黑沉沉的太空,没有生动的眼神,没有太多的言语沟通。不过,生动的角色设计,广大的场景空间,深刻的故事情节,精彩的剧情发展,让人觉得这是部合情合理去买票支持的动画片。

发人深思

故事简单来说,就是地球因为堆积了太多垃圾,人类决定出发到宇宙进行5年的旅行,许许多多的Wall-E在这期间负责将地球“清理”干净。但是不知何故计划失败,垃圾问题不能解决,于是这个5年的宇宙航程,一直进行了700年。人类在太空船上延续生命,也不断“进化”,最终发展成过渡依赖科技,甚至连走路都不会。

地球上,仅存的一台Wall-E,日复一日的清理着堆积如山的垃圾,直到一台由人类派来侦查地球环境的机器人Eva到来…

好片,高度推荐!

奥运健儿的“课外”活动

国际奥委会可以考虑将男欢女爱纳入奥运活动当中。今日报的一片文章,概述了奥运会中血气方刚的年轻男女,在赛场外的另类“发挥”,似乎已经成了一种定律。

其中有一些重点值得让人玩味:

  • 悉尼2000年,每名运动员都被分配到51个安全套,但是当局后来还要再紧急进货20000个应付“需求”。
  • 游泳比赛最先结束,游泳健儿将会是第一批“获得解放”的男女。
  • 美国女泳手Amanda Beard曾担任花花公子杂志模特儿,因为全裸替反皮草组织拍摄了海报,成为众男健儿的目标。

文章节录自今日报

Bubbling in Beijing …

Athletes ready to swing once therigours of competition come to an end:

Friday • August 8, 2008

BEIJING — The International Olympic Committee ought to seriously consider adding hanky-panky as an official sport.

No argument from Kid Dynamite, who’s ready to explode.

“I’m constantly like, ‘Wow, she’s nice, I’d like to meet her’,” said 18-year-old Jake Deitchler, whose US Greco-Roman wrestling team-mates made permanent the nickname coined by a Sports Illustrated writer.

Deitchler is one of a number of athletes who chuckled, blushed, grinned and dished dirt when asked about the amorous atmosphere inside the athletes’ village.

“You’ve got a lot of young athletes who’ve got a lot of energy,” said one of Kid Dynamite’s team-mates, Brad Vering. “That’s just the way it is.”

The organising committees must be aware of the canoodling, as condoms are made available. In Sydney 2000, each athlete was given 51 condoms upon arrival. Another 20,000 were ordered when the supply dwindled.

Four years ago, US swimmer Brendan Hansen won gold, silver and bronze medals before turning his attention to other pursuits. As he said then, the women tend to flock when you’re half-naked and shaved.

At Beijing’s Water Cube the other day, swimmers and divers were going through their practice paces. There were more six packs on display than at one of those wholesale beer warehouses.

Quipped a wag, the athletes were “so hot it’s a surprise the water wasn’t bubbling”.

Some rudimentary polling of athletes suggested that swimmers, indeed, have the most active social lives. Besides the favourable body-mass index requirements, the Olympic schedule also works in their favour.

Swimming is one of the first events at the Games. When the last medal is awarded, it’s party time.

The athletes say this isn’t just hormones gone wild. Olympians subject themselves to years of intense training. Much is sacrificed. In a blink, it’s over. There’s an exhilaration, relief and sadness that only a fellow athlete can understand.

“You’ve spent so long training and focusing — you keep a lid on it,” said Andrew Schacht, an Aussie beach volleyball player. “Then, all of a sudden, the lid is off. People are human. They will act.”

Some Olympic romances become love affairs.

Take former US figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and hockey player Bret Hedican, who met at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France. They’re married with kids.

India’s tennis player Leander Paes is the product of an Olympic moment. His mother played basketball and his father field hockey at the 1972 Munich Games, which were marred by the murder of Israeli athletes.

During the hostage standoff, there was a lockdown at the athletes’ village. No newspapers. No TV. No radio. No leaving the room. Nothing to do. Well, almost nothing. “So I guess there was me,” Paes said.

US swimmer Amanda Beard has bright blue eyes, a swimmer’s physique and a Playboy magazine pictorial on her resume. Naturally, she’s received her share of gentlemen callers with a variety of passports at the village.

“Just the normal attention,” said Beard, whose attire in a new Peta ad consists of just goggles.

It remains to be seen what kind of attention awaits Deitchler, who wants the ladies at the athletes’ village to know that he’s all business until Aug 13, when the wrestling competition ends. After that, he’s free.

“That gives me plenty of time to, uh, make contacts,” he said. “For my Facebook page, I mean.”

Social networking, indeed.