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Ariel Lin withdraws from Extravagant Challenge (translation)
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Posted 3/18/09 , edited 3/18/09

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Ariel Lin withdraws from acting in Extravagant Challenge; manager angry about unfair treatment

The fate of GTV's [Extravagant Challenge] is filled with many obstacles, earlier having to cease filming due to problems with the Japanese management, then, after negotiation, GTV has just recently announced they would begin to film again, when the news breaks out that the main female lead Ariel Lin has decided to withdraw.

Ariel Lin and GTV have collaborated for a very long time, with a very good tacit understanding and interaction; many of GTV's idol dramas have had her as the emergency rescue squad. Other than helping the then newbie Wu Zun become famous in [Tokyo Juliet], later she also disregarded her status and took over Da S' abandoned role in [Love or Bread].

Promises like bounced checks; collaboration in crisis
However, GTV idol dramas have been [regarding males as superior to women], therefore having events happen like [Hot Shot] not finding a female lead, and the situation of Da S withdrawing from [Love or Bread]. According to this understanding, this time Ariel Lin withdrawing, the main reason is also because the conditions that GTV put out are solely favouring Jerry Yan, yet one after another, the promises for Ariel Lin are like bounced checks, causing her manager to be extremely angry, using withdrawing from acting to protest the unfair treatment by GTV.

GTV responds; only salary is different
Regarding this, Choustar Entertainment manager Zhou Mei Yu expressed without a choice: "GTV has always been taking good care of Ariel, but this time GTV, in the process of dealing with [Extravagant Challenge], not just to Ariel, but has also caused other artists from the company to feel wronged, so now we will just let Ariel concentrate on taking good care of her music and movies."

GTV's vice president Lai Cong Bi said: "Apart from the salaries of male and female leads being different, the other treatment is all the same. We have many things where the first one we think of is Ariel, and in this time with some misunderstanding, we will do our best to communicate; the other parts we will not respond to."

Marching into the music business; will visit Japan to receive training
Apart from this, Ariel Lin is going to be signing into Avex with onscreen lover Joe Cheng (Xiao Zhong), and has already quietly begun to collect songs, officially marching into the music business! After Cyndi Wang left Avex, they have been actively searching for an adequate substitute to be Avex's top female star, and has even arranged for Ariel Lin to have dance lessons, with plans to take her to Japan for training in the near future, advancing towards becoming an all-round goddess. Regarding this, Avex has loosened their mouths and acknowledged their collaboration with Ariel Lin, and as for Xiao Zhong expressing that he is still in active contact with them, they do not rule out the possibility of a collaboration.



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i'm for equal rights..

dang.. i was excited for this one..
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Posted 3/18/09
ooo i was looking forward to this drama too
Posted 3/18/09
mee tooo...sad he refused to act in it...i heard that she is joing avex ...and becoming a singer
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Posted 3/18/09
Yeah I heard about that. This really sucks, I was so looking forward to her and Jerry.
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Posted 3/18/09
wow..that sucks...i was really going to watch it too b/c of her.....but i kno y she's doing this....
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Posted 3/18/09
Well if they were abusing her rights (and of course they're not goign to admit everything they've done wrong and look bad! What business would??) then more power to her, it's their loss. hope it all works out for her
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Posted 3/18/09
THATS BAD..
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Posted 3/19/09

cuteberry1 wrote:

mee tooo...sad he refused to act in it...i heard that she is joing avex ...and becoming a singer




yeah.. i heard that one too.. but have you heard her sing??

i have all her songs in my ipod.. she has a cute voice..
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Posted 3/19/09
i hope they book a great actress like aya ueto xDD
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Posted 3/19/09
Laaame. I too was looking forward to this.
But good for you Ariel. Better things will come your way.
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Posted 3/19/09
Haha... No comment!
Posted 3/19/09
aww...so sad! i lov her
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Posted 3/19/09
aww... no 'Skip Beat'?... awww.... *sigh*....
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Posted 4/1/09
then now who will be the female lead?
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Posted 4/1/09
yea i was also looking forward to this drama :[
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