Taiwan Stars Gather to Bid Farewell at Shone An’s Touching Memorial Service

It’s hard to write about the sad events in entertainment, and nothing is as sad than the death of an entertainer. It’s so final, turning the reel enjoyment into a real sadness that seeps through the screen even if the viewer never knew the entertainer in real life. Taiwanese actor-singer Shone An (An Jun Can) passed away last week at the young age of 31 years old of fast onset liver cancer, which is itself not an indictment of his drinking or even non-drinking lifestyle since even non-smokers can get lung cancer and plenty of non-drinkers find the liver failing regardless.

Shone wasn’t an A-lister in the Taiwanese entertainment industry by any means, but he was very well-liked in general and specifically had a very tight knot group of girl friends who are all A-listers now. His best friends Ady An, Chen Qiao En, Bianca Bai, Esther Liu, and many more were at hand for his memorial service this past weekend in Tainan, Taiwan. Chen Qiao En basically held the hand of a barely hanging in there Ady An to get through the event, and even living abroad Da S and the recovering from illness Xiao S showed up with their respective husbands. As Shone’s family and friends bid farewell to this kind and talented young man, apparently his one wish before dying was not to be forgotten so hopefully his memory will be preserved. Continue reading

Apple Daily Ranks the Top Ten Money Making TW-actors in 2011

Apple Daily released its list of the top ten money-making Taiwanese entertainers in 2011, five from each gender. The results are interesting purely from a curiosity perspective, since how much I like an actress or actor has no correlation to … Continue reading