Hello! Project News Update 2008-09-28
Submitted 2008-09-28 10:48 AM
The Taiwan audition winners were announced on the 20th of September. The six chosen girls are Zhao Guo Rong (趙國蓉), Zeng De Ping (曾德萍), Wu Si Xuan (吳思璇), Gu Jun (古筠), Qiu Cui Ling (邱翠玲), and Zhong An Qi (鍾安琪). They will travel to Japan in November to start training, and will make their debut as Hello! Project members at a concert in January, releasing a mini album in Taiwan and Japan.
The members of the new unit tied to the "Shugo Chara!" anime were announced at an event on the 20th of September. The group will be called "Shugo Chara Egg!", and consists of Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon, and Saho Akari. Their debut single "Minna no Tamago" will be released on December 10th, and will be the opening theme for the newly retitled "Shugo Chara!! Doki". Buono! are also to remain active, and will provide the ending theme. Official Site
Ayaka's husband Tanihara Hideto, 29, has just won the 2008 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open with a 16-under-par. This is his second title of the year, and the eighth win of his career. He takes home the 40,000,000 yen first prize, which makes him the current highest earner in the Japan Golf Tour for this year.
Today saw the final episode of "Haromoni@". The show, which was a low budget and shorter replacement for "Hello! Morning", started on April 8th 2007 and ran for 77 episodes.
Hello! Project News Update 2008-05-25
Submitted 2008-05-25 09:36 AM
Goto Yuuki, brother of Goto Maki and former EE Jump singer was found guilty on May 21st of robbery and assault and was sentenced to 5 and a half years in prison. He was the ringleader in the crime which saw 48 reels of copper cable (worth around ¥470,000/US$4500/£2300/€2900) taken from a construction site in July 2007, and left a security guard with a broken nose. Maki was in court for the sentencing, and afterwards apologized to reporters for her brothers actions.
Morning Musume began their asian tour last night with a concert in the Taipei Nankang Exhibition Hall. They also recorded an appearance for the Taiwanese "Hello Project New Star" TV show, the auditions having started earlier that day with around 1000 girls taking part.
Hello! Project Taiwanese Audition
Submitted 2008-05-14 04:36 AM
For the first time, the Hello! Project will be holding auditions for new members outside of Japan.
The first round of "Hello! Project New Star" (早安家族New Star) auditions will take place on the 24th of May in Taipei, May 25th in Taichung, and June 1st in Kaohsiung. They will be broadcast on TTV from the following weekend in a show hosted by Taiwanese actor Blackie.
The requirements for applicants is to be a cute, lively and outgoing female between 6 and 24 years old.
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