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Material Queen to land on CTS in March

Their ratings might show the contrary, but CTS somehow managed to make a profit for the first time in seven years. The network announced their big plans for 2011 at a year-end banquet earlier this week. In addition to the TV adaptation of “Monga”, Angie Cai (aka the Godmother of Idol Dramas) will be developing a prime-time series.  And that’s not all. Nextmedia’s much-anticipated “Material Queen” is tentatively scheduled to premiere on CTS in March.

The Queen's cast and crew were filming in a Taichung marketplace on the 16th. Van Ness Wu and his costar Lynn Xiong met with the media in which she was bombarded with questions about her love life. She was reluctant to answer anything Aaron Kwok-related, so Wu came to her rescue by revealing that he is the one who’ll be spending Christmas in Hong Kong. Lynn Xiong thanked him saying she must buy him dinner later. Unfortunately both actors have packed on some pounds and were ordered by the director to watch their weight.

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Last hope of F4 2010 reunion is dashed

Written by: Zahra on 12/04/2010 @

After The Little Tiger's reunion on CCTV's annual Spring Festival Celebration program for their twentieth year, there were rumors and speculation that perhaps F4 would also reunite on the show for their tenth anniversary. While that plan to bring together Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Van Ness Wu, and Ken Chu didn't fall into place, CCTV gave it one more shot by mailing out formal invitations in hopes that the four would attend the New Year's Eve celebration in Shenzhen on the 21st this year. Alas, Vic thought that the New Year's Eve celebration would actually, you know, be on New Year's Eve (the 31st), and so he had already made vacation plans for the 21st.

Unlike in Taiwan, Mainland's CCTV holds their New Year's Eve party earlier. On the night of the 20th, they hold the red carpet event, a press conference, and the dress rehearsal. Then on the 21st, they officially film the show. Had the reunion of F4 been successful, they would have been Taiwan's sole representatives.

The "mother of F4", Angie Chai, has deemed it "Mission Impossible" to bring the four together due to their different management companies. And since Vic will be doing promotions in Tokyo for "Black and White" near the Spring Festival date next year, chances are slim that the four will be able to reunite for the occasion. However, it can't be completely written off yet. Perhaps Hunan TV, who has offered to provide them with planes for transfers for Hunan TV's Spring Festival show, will be able to finally bring them back together again. Even Jerry's manager has stated that the four have a consensus on reuniting, but it will all depend on their schedules.

In the meantime, we can look forward to other big names coming to the CCTV New Year's Eve party, such as the Four Heavenly Kings consisting of Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, and Aaron Kwok.

Source: Appledaily

Van Ness Wu injured during commercial shoot

TAIPEI : Taiwan singer-actor Van Ness Wu was hit in the head by a rock while filming an eyewear commercial on Monday.

Wu was hitting a metal drum in one scene and a rock, which was wrapped in cloth, reportedly bounced off the barrel and hit the back of his head.

The 32-year-old started bleeding and was whisked off to a nearby clinic.

"All I felt was a BUNK! Then I rubbed my ouchie. When I saw my hand afterwards there was blood," Wu wrote on his blog.

Doctors had wanted to shave off part of Wu's hair to get to the wound but were stopped by his manager. Instead, a hairstylist was called in to cut the his hair, revealing a three-centimetre-long cut.

Wu returned to work after doctors treated the wound and stopped the bleeding temporarily.

To be safe, Wu went to get an X-ray on his head after filming wrapped and fortunately, no stitches were required but the star was advised to avoid engaging in any vigorous activities.

- CNA/il

Vic Zhou sells oden*, meets hyperactive kids who makes him weak in the legs

Vic Zhou sells oden*, meets hyperactive kids who makes him weak in the legs
Saturday November 20, 2010 Taiwan

Translated by sytwo at VIC/ AF

Vic Zhou (Zaizai) returned to Taiwan the other day to film an ad for a convenience store, traveling to Taichung and Ilan sceneries. He met with 3 hyperactive child stars who made his weak in the legs.

Vic (Zaizai) was overseas filming Virginia Liu's drama "Return Home" in Shanghai, but specially took leave to return to taiwan to shoot a new ad. First day was in Taichung's rainbow village which took him down memory lane as this was the same place for his movie "Love you ten thousand years" last year. The 2nd day was in Ilan his hometown, but he did not have time to go home.

Vic Zhou (Zaizai) has a 4 year old nephew and he loves playing with kids. But this time for the ad, he met with 3 child stars who are super energetic, making him speechless.

While playing with them, Vic was thinking "By night time 7.00pm, you should be out of battery." But who would have thought that even by late night past 11pm, the 3 of them were still bouncing around and glued to him, making him unable to escape.

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* Oden is a food made from fish and vegetable and boiled in a soup, and is sold widely in Taiwan convenience stores, in this case it is Family Mart

Vic Chou refuses stunt double for explosion scenes

Sources: UDN, 163 for photo
Written by: Zahra @

After the disastrous accident for Selina during filming, many actors are becoming more cautious and using more stunt doubles. However, this is not the case with Vic Chou. For his newest drama "回家 (Returning Home)", Vic insisted on not using a stuntman even during a scene with explosives going off right under his feet. The crew were all impressed by his dedication, however, they admitted to breaking out in cold sweat over worrying for him.

With the Sino-Japanese War as the background for "Returning Home", there has already been five straight days of filming with explosives. As the filming location is fairly large, there were more than a hundred explosion points setup. One wrong step could set off the explosives and cause great damage. Despite this, whenever there was down time, Vic and Li Li-Ren (Vic's older brother in the series) chatted and laughed away.

According to Vic's manager, it's not that Vic doesn't understand the dangers as he was required to attend a class demonstrating the power of the explosives. It was because he wanted to be professional about it. Due to Selina's tragic accident, not only was Vic insured for up to NT$100million, an explosives expert was brought in to demonstrate the powers of the explosives to all the actors and every actors was tested multiple times about where the explosives were placed before actually turning the explosives on.

To create a realistic Chinese version of the "Normandy, France airdrop", the production went all out and bought multiple kinds of explosives. In one scene, Vic had loose soil at his feet that would be scattered as the explosives went off. But not to worry, it didn't hurt, it was just dirty.

Vic even joked that there was no need to act during the explosion scenes since there was a natural reaction of panic and desire to run away as soon as the sound of the explosion went off. It was completely instinct. Even the crew complimented him as they had originally pegged him as a "flower boy idol," and didn't expect him to personally "go into battle" or feel that the makeup artist didn't make him dirty enough. Before filming, Vic would take the dirt on the floor and smear it onto his face and neck, letting the dirt fill up even his fingernails for the sake of a realistic effect.

Van Ness Wu's 'clean' living

Members of hit boybands who go solo either spin off a successful individual career or find out that they cannot step out of the group's long shadow.

F4 (now called JVKV) member Van Ness Wu has certainly done the former.

He and the other three members of the group - Vic Chou, Jerry Yen and Ken Chu - shot to fame in 2001, thanks to hit Taiwanese idol drama Meteor Garden which is based on Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango.

The group were renamed in 2007 to avoid confusion because Japan had filmed its own TV series in 2005 based on the same manga, and had its own F4.

The F4 name comes from the manga.

Wu's bandmates are also active in the TV drama scene in Taiwan, with Chu in Momo Love (2009), Chou in Black & White (2009) and Yen in Down With Love (2010).

But of the four, it is Wu - better known for his dancing - who scored the biggest ratings with his 2009 drama, Autumn's Concerto. It was one of the top-rated dramas in Taiwan, hitting 8.2 per cent ratings at its peak.

In it, the American-born, Taiwan-based actor- singer played a lawyer who loses his memory and forgets his long-suffering girlfriend.

Wu looks set to repeat the feat with his new drama, Material Queen, helmed by Autumn's producer Chen Yu-shan and director Chen Hui-ling. The cast finished filming in Paris recently and the show is in production in Taiwan.

Lynn Xiong, who is Hong Kong singer Aaron Kwok's girlfriend, stars as his love interest. Even the crew is star-studded as the stylist is Patricia Field from American TV series Sex And The City.

Wu, 32, says: "I play a violinist and it's a love story between the struggling musician and a gold-digging model (Xiong). Because of the styling, the look of the drama is very different from what audiences have seen."

He was in Singapore last weekend to perform at Ion Orchard's first-anniversary outdoor concert. He sang Soldier, his latest Japanese single, and Do It, a song from his new Mandarin album to be released next month.

Speaking to Life! in the presidential suite at Royal Plaza On Scotts hotel the day before, the former bad boy is a picture of zen, punctuating his sentences with words such as "blessed" and "praise".

His pious streak gels with the renewal of his Christian faith in 2008, after which he famously swore off pre-marital sex. Currently single, he wants the world to know that he does not wish to make out with any actress in movies.

He says: "Who do I want to make out with? I want to make out with my wife, that's real."

1 How can you be a party animal and still remain celibate?

I go partying, clubbing, karaoke-ing till the sun comes up. I just don't drink or smoke but I still love to party.

It's about real joy and laughter from the relationships we have, and we tell jokes and stuff like that.

Granted, some people don't think the way I think and feel the way I feel, but they are still my friends - people I care about, love and cherish.

It's not about the alcohol, it's not about getting wasted. So to me, when I laugh, I am truly laughing and that makes it 10 times more wonderful than anything.

2 Would you rather stay permanently in Taiwan or America?

I'm based in Taiwan but I'm moving my way into America as well. I hope to be based in America next year or in 2012 because my family (Wu is the youngest of three children and his parents are divorced) is in America. That's why I'm always moving back and forth.

3 What is the one trait you deplore most in yourself?

Hmm... that I'm a perfectionist? Well, I come down hard on myself a lot. It's my best and worst trait.

4 What is the one thing you hate being asked about by reporters and what would you do if I asked you right now?

That's okay because you haven't asked it yet. If you ask it, then I'm not going to like it.

No, I'm joking.

Relationships. I don't like talking about them because it crosses the boundary of just talking about me. It's not because I want the limelight on me but it's to honour and respect the other person and her privacy.

5 If you saw an attractive girl in public you like, what would you do?

Nothing. I don't know what there is to do. If I see a really pretty girl, I would admire her from a distance and praise God for creating such a beautiful woman.

If I get introduced to her... then that's a different story (laughs).

6 Do you fear that your career is going to be like a meteor and flame out some day?

I believe everybody's career is like that. And that's what makes it exciting and lets you learn, grow, love, appreciate and cherish.

7 Being no stranger to Singapore, what do you love about it?

Food, no doubt. I love the curry in Singapore.

Also, I've been to the Ion mall several times and I love its architecture. I'm very excited to be part of the opening of the rooftop (which has an observation deck called Ion Sky at 218m high).

For me, I love rooftops because the scene and view you get from up there is amazing.

8 Complete this sentence: If you could live your life all over again...

I would live it the way Jesus did, from the very beginning.

3rd Wave Music “I Will Be There” Project

3RD Wave is a music group that promotes the worth of God and rallies worshipers to the Great Commission. KAvenyou is not here to preach about religious believes, but purely supports that charitable act and purpose their projects contributes to.

The 3rd Wave project album, ‘I Will Be There’, featuring Taiwanese urban music icon Van Ness Wu, Korean R&B balladeer Brian Joo, and K-Pop boyband sensation Choi Siwon of Super Junior, has been released worldwide on iTunes music stores on October 10th, 2010.

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It should be noted that the “I Will Be There” digital album is released on the iTunes music store worldwide. Below are some details on the recently released deluxe edition of the album.

3rd Wave I Will Be There (Deluxe Edition)
Release Date: 1st Nov 2010

Album includes:
1) Digital booklet with the lyrics and exclusive photos
2) 2 HD video interviews totalling 12 minutes
This is the FIRST HD video from Asia available on iTunes worldwide.

Highlights on the videos:
Behind-the-scenes stories of
1) “I Will Be There” Project (Interviews by Lenny LeBlanc, Brian, Van Ness, John Lee (3rd Wave Executive producer, and more)
2) “IWIN Campaign” (Beneficiary project)

Album track previews are available on the official Facebook page (Tracks tab) and iTunes.

Do note that actual CDs are available for purchase on the official website. There will be a Christmas Sale starting 15th Nov 2010. Please check back on their official website for more regular updates.

3rd Wave’s Official Sites:

Credits: 3rd Wave Digital Rep

Three cheers for disposable underwear

Van Ness Wu on road trips, lost luggage and wedgies

SINGER, actor and pretty boy Van Ness Wu, who was in town last weekend to perform at the Ion Fashion Concert, has trotted the globe so much, he's clocked more miles than the Pony Express.

The 32-year-old citizen of Los Angeles, Taipei and everywhere in between had been in Paris prior to his Singapore stop, working on his television drama, Material Queen, and was still missing the Parisian je ne sais quoi.

However, the former member of Taiwanese boyband F4 was planning to take comfort in his favourite Indian curries, which he enjoys every time he visits Singapore. MAY SEAH

Where's your favourite travel destination?

Van Ness Wu: It doesn't really matter where - it's the people that I'm with. I love taking road trips, driving along the coast. I love beaches, sandy spots and all that. Bali's great. East Java, too - I love going to Surabaya and hanging out with people there.

When was the last time you went on a road trip?

July. We drove down to Las Vegas from LA, and it was a really good trip overall. I don't drink, so it wasn't like a party - crazy, Hangover type of deal. For me, it was just really being able to get out there and relax by the pool, get a tan, get some sun, enjoy the food, the shows, and spending time with friends and family. We did a little bit of gambling, too.

I guess one of my best travel experiences is being able to travel by myself, to a place I've never been before. That's always fun.

Where would you go?

How long do I have? An indefinite period of time? I'd definitely go to Europe, then. I'd walk the whole continent before ending up in a tropical spot like the Caribbean.

What's your worst travel experience?

Losing my luggage. That's always kind of scary. It's happened once. It was in Japan. I showed up, I was all excited, then I found out my luggage got delayed, or was gone. It came back the next day, but it was a bit freaky.

What has been your biggest packing mistake?

Winter clothes in the summer time, or summer clothes in the winter time. This time in Paris, I didn't expect it to be so cold. It was freezing. It got down to zero degrees. I had no gloves the whole trip and no real big windbreaker type jacket.

I loved Paris. It's very beautiful. I love French people. Everybody I met, they were really nice. Even the ones that weren't nice were still interesting. I love the language. I miss hearing the language.

What's your best travel tip?

Disposable underwear. I'm serious. I went to Paris for two weeks and I bought 15 pairs of disposable underwear. Wear 'em, throw 'em away. Works great. You don't have to go home and wash your clothes and all that stuff.

Don't they give you wedgies?

No. Not me. My ... Uh ... No. (Laughs)

Van Ness Wu in Singapore

This event celebrates the one-year anniversary of ION Orchard—yes! It’s been a year already!—and it’ll be held at ION2, Level 1, ION Orchard at 7pm. It’s free, so all you Van Ness fans have no reason not to go down and catch his performance.

“I’ll be performing about six songs. It’ll be from my new Japanese single album and some from my old albums and some mixed together,” Van Ness told Showbiz Sista as we lounged around Royal Plaza On Scotts’s Presidential Suite.

The former F4 band member—who could forget those rebonded locks?—said he loves Singapore’s curry and Singapore’s weather, but as for Singapore girls, well, that’s a toss-up. Now that he’s broken up with Singaporean socialite Arissa Cheo, is he currently single and available?

Van Ness laughed. “Umm… I’m single. Am I available? I don’t know. ‘Cos I’m not looking. I’m just going through the emotions of trying to figure out what it is that I want for myself. So I don’t know if I am available. I am single though!”


Van Ness thanks God for no bed scene in "Material Queen"

Source: UDN
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As reported previously, Van Ness Wu and Lynn Xiong were filming in Paris for their upcoming drama, “Material Queen”. Van Ness has been trying his best to avoid intimate scenes due to his Christianity, but he and Lynn had a bed scene in the drama. Fortunately, due to the cold weather in Paris, the bed scene was cancelled and changed to a kissing scene instead. Feeling relieved, Van Ness expressed, “Thank God!”

Van Ness broke up with his now ex-girlfriend Arissa just before he left Taiwan for Paris. He revealed to the media that he has already recovered from it, “Regardless of love relationships or work, God is the one giving me strength and power. Whether it’s good or bad, I have to face them all.” There were rumors that the couple broke up because Arissa had a new love interest and/or because of a dissatisfying sex life. Van Ness continued to thank God and did not disclose any further details of the break up to the media.

It’s Van Ness first time working with Lynn Xiong and he complimented her, saying that she’s very cute, “She’s completely different from her appearance. She’s like a kid, very easy to get along with.” Since Lynn is 179cm tall, whenever the two have to be filmed standing together, Lynn would take off her high heels right away. Van Ness laughed, “The director wanted me to stand on a box, but I refused.”

Golden Bell is airing on Friday, but Van Ness won’t be attending as he will be performing in Singapore. He didn’t forget to congratulate his good friend and director Chen Hui-Ling and Jian Man-Shu for their Best Director and Best Actress nominations for “Year of the Rain” respectively, “Hurry and go get your awards! You guys have to win!”

Vic Zhou teaches mentally-challenged child to steal the spotlight, Amber Kuo lends strength to t-shirt sales

Vic Zhou teaches mentally-challenged child to steal the spotlight, Amber Kuo lends strength to t-shirt sales [MBMJ Giving Love Charity]
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Taiwan

Zai Zai Vic Zhou specifically returned to Taiwan to for a charity event organized by Marc by Marc Jacobs (MBMJ) in cooperation with the Foundation for mentally challenged children, and together with Amber Kuo, attended the charity bazaar press conference. Talking about the good feelings of “returning home”, he (Zaizai) said "I hope after working hard, everyone has a home to return to. "

Previously, Zai Zai had specifically returned to Taiwan to film the Miss Marc charity cookie bazaar video together with Amber Kuo, and both of them said in unison that while making cookies with the mentally challenged children, they found that each other has a focused and serious attitude towards work. Having not met with media for quite a while, at the press conference Vic Zhou was constantly whispering into the ears of the mentally challenged child, teaching her how to pose to steal the spotlight. Zai Zai said: "Because I am a shy person myself, I am especially sensitive to the body language of people who are shy, and will try to help them. "

Charity T-shirts and cookies to help mentally challenged children become independent

MBMJ has been cooperating with the Foundation of mentally challenged children since last year, and a t-shirt was specially designed by Marc Jacobs for this event with a limited edition of 600 pieces throughout Taiwan, with 10% of profit donated to the Foundation for the mentally challenged children. Starting from Nov 30th, all MBMJ sales point will be selling Miss Marc cookies made by mentally challenged children, and donation boxes will also be set up, with all collections donated to the foundation.

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VanNess Wu'a Soldier MV

Vanness-2010/09/21-5th Jap EP- Soldier

Vanness in Singapore - October 23

Vanness will be having a Fashion Concert in Singapore on 23 Oct 2010 @ ION shopping centre!!
Date: 23 Oct 2010
Time: 8pm to 9pm

it wil be a sing and fashion parade, concert is FOC

Logon to OnlyF4 for more details

thanks to Michi@onlyF4

United Daily News - Movie selling hot 10 million box office actor> Zai Zai is thrilled


Zai Zai Zhou Yumin’s movie "Love you ten thousand years" box office in Taiwan exceeded NTD10million, and he finally becomes a "10 million box office boy actor". Zaizai who is now working in Mainland China thanked audience, and said: "I am really very happy."

Taiwan film "Love you ten thousand years" box office from August 6 to September 30 surpassed NTD 10 million in total Taiwan. Amidst many strong films, the movie continued to show hotly in cinemas for 55 days and created 10 million box office, mainly relying on good word-of-mouth by audience who have seen it, and proved the quality of film from producer Peggy Chiao, Zai Zai's touching performance and other overall entity success. Japanese Director Kitamura who has been in Taiwan for many years excitedly said: "I feel like a 98-year-old who still has a job with an annual salary of one million dollars ah."

Zaizai who is now filming “Home” drama in Shanghai, says thank you to audience’s support through his manager. In the film, Zai Zai played a rock band lead singer, wore tacky suits and enthusiastically performed a “making love” dance, all done with no effort at all, and even acted with a slight feminine taste. Zai Zai boldly makes new attempts, personally created new eye expressions and actions to increase the flavor of performance. Compared to his image in the idol dramas he acted in, it’s as if they are 2 different people, proving that Zaizai has chosen the right road.

“Meteor Garden" and "Black and White" made Zai Zai popular throughout the television circles, and if he “madly” accepts idol drama roles and acts in commercials, the money to be earned is endless. But Zai Zai takes into account making movie, he values the script and the director plus crew, and whether the roles are interesting and allows him "to experience a life he has never experienced before" in the film. Although “Love you ten thousand years" did not get him nominated for Golden Horse Award, Zai Zai did not mind because he has never acted so "youthful" before. Zai Zai enjoyed performing the role very much, and now he is even getting audience’s affirmation, making him feel that it is very worthwhile.

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First still of Lynn Xiong and Van Ness Wu in Material Queen

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Producer Chen Yu-Shan’s upcoming drama, “Material Queen”, was filming on location in Paris regardless of the recent bomb threats.

Early in the morning in the cool temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, Lynn Xiong wore a custom designed dress by Sex In The City stylist Patricia Field; She showed off her shoulders and long legs while walking on the Pont des Arts. Costar Van Ness Wu kept Lynn entertained by making silly poses for other tourists to snap pictures. The actress was full of smiles and laughter despite shivering under the cold weather.

The drama crew had prepared some hot packs for Lynn to put inside her dress, but she said, “I’m afraid it will make me look chubbier. It’s okay to shiver a bit, I have to look pretty even if it’s cold.”

Van Ness did not forget to update his micro blog. He wrote, “So tired! It’s already difficult to read the script in Chinese, and now there are French dialogues…so stressed. On top of the time difference, I haven’t been able to sleep for 48 hours. (I) guess I can only joke around to decrease my stress.”

Vanness Wu Moves on to Golden Bell Director Chen Hui Ling

Source: UDN
Translations by: xbunnylicious @ AsianFanatics

When Vanness Wu and Singaporean girlfriend Arissa broke up, rumors have it that the reason they broke up was because of Vanness's chastity pledge against premarital sex.

Vanness Wu and Chen Hui Ling will be collaborating in new drama "Material Queen" (拜金女王). When Chen Hui Ling went to Paris for filming, she responded for the first time about her relationship with Vanness, "If people ask if I love him (Vaness), then yes, I love him. He is very cute, but it's like family love."

Chen Hui Ling said that she knew she would be dragged into this after news surfaced about Vanness and his girlfriend breaking up. She even used this to joke with Vanness, but she also said, "People in the entertainment circle think our scandal is a joke. My boyfriend also thinks it's a joke. All three of us even went to see Toy Story 3 this summer."

She described her relationship with Vanness not like a young brother, but more like a son. "He is very naive and likes to cry even more than I do." The scandal of them spread for almost 9 months after rumors said the two of them were very close on the set of "Autumn's Concerto." However, Chen Hui Ling believes that their friends will know their true relationship.

During the press conference of "Material Queen", the media caught the two of them wearing similar styles of Casio watches. Chen Hui Ling felt accused as she said, "It was a birthday present Vanness gave me back in March. He was recording his album in Japan and he chose the purple color we both like. He really likes it himself too and was very reluctant to give it to me. When he was in America for a function, his friend gave him the same watch. He was very excited and wore it that day to show it to me. I was dumbfounded when I saw it and asked why he had to choose that day to wear it. Vanness is just like that. He doesn't think too much about whether people will misunderstand or not. It was really just a coincidence.[/url]

When Vanness Wu and Singaporean girlfriend Arissa broke up, rumors have it that the reason they broke up was because of Vanness's chastity pledge against premarital sex.

Vanness Wu and Chen Hui Ling will be collaborating in new drama "Material Queen" (拜金女王). When Chen Hui Ling went to Paris for filming, she responded for the first time about her relationship with Vanness, "If people ask if I love him (Vaness), then yes, I love him. He is very cute, but it's like family love."

Chen Hui Ling said that she knew she would be dragged into this after news surfaced about Vanness and his girlfriend breaking up. She even used this to joke with Vanness, but she also said, "People in the entertainment circle think our scandal is a joke. My boyfriend also thinks it's a joke. All three of us even went to see Toy Story 3 this summer."

She described her relationship with Vanness not like a young brother, but more like a son. "He is very naive and likes to cry even more than I do." The scandal of them spread for almost 9 months after rumors said the two of them were very close on the set of "Autumn's Concerto." However, Chen Hui Ling believes that their friends will know their true relationship.

During the press conference of "Material Queen", the media caught the two of them wearing similar styles of Casio watches. Chen Hui Ling felt accused as she said, "It was a birthday present Vanness gave me back in March. He was recording his album in Japan and he chose the purple color we both like. He really likes it himself too and was very reluctant to give it to me. When he was in America for a function, his friend gave him the same watch. He was very excited and wore it that day to show it to me. I was dumbfounded when I saw it and asked why he had to choose that day to wear it. Vanness is just like that. He doesn't think too much about whether people will misunderstand or not. It was really just a coincidence."

Vic Chou will be "returning home" with Janine Chang in new drama

The big news yesterday at the 2010 Taipei Television Festival was most definitely GTV’s adaptation of “Hayate the Combat Butler”. But not to be outdone, local idols led by Vic Chou also proved to be very popular with participants from the TV industry. His upcoming wartime drama “回家 (Returning Home)” quickly caught the media's attention with the announcement of Janine Chang (張鈞甯) as his costar.

The two will reunite for a third time after last year’s hit “Black and White” and the movie “Tea Fight (鬪茶)”. Although Vic Chou has long been attached to the project, Janine Chang came as a surprise since there hasn’t been any news of her involvement previously. Due to its sensitive subject matter, the big-budget production is still pending approval from the mainland. (Read more about Vic Chou’s role in “Returning Home” here.)

There was another piece of interesting news concerning Vic Chou at the festival – His name was mentioned for “The Taipei Shop of Coffee Prince” (yes, it’s a remake) which Jerry Yan was said to have dropped out earlier. Unfortunately this could be purely a case of who the producers want rather than who they are able to cast.

There were other (failed) casting news at the festival -- Producer Shen Shi Hua (沈時華) had hoped to cast Van Ness Wu and Vivian Hsu in the drama “瑰寶 (The Artifacts)”, but was turned down for obvious reasons. Two other dramas listed rumored ex-couple Tammy Chen and Li Wei as the leads. Chen’s manager responded on the pairing, “Not possible.”

Source: Appledaily, Chinatimes

Vic Chou studying Japanese for latest drama role as doctor

Written by: Pauli on 9/19/2010 @

After declining the chance to continue his role for the movie version of previous hit drama "Black & White", and losing out on the lead role for the production-troubled "Killer Never Kills", things are looking bright again with production beginning for Vic Chou's latest drama "Returning Home / Pacific 1949".

In Vic's latest drama, he will play a Taiwanese-Japanese military doctor during the tumultous East Asian conflicts of the mid-20th century. According to reports, the singer-turned-actor will shorten his idol haircut even more to fall in line with the military hair style required for the role. Vic hopes that his latest acting role will once again bring redemption to his acting ambition.

Since the completion of hit Taiwanese police drama "Black & White", Vic vowed not to do purely romantic idol dramas, and has only filmed for the Chinese movie "Love you Ten Thousand Years" within the past half year. To further his commitment for the drama "Returning Home", Vic has declined roles for approximately twenty dramas from both mainland China and Taiwan.

Vic's role as a medical doctor in his latest drama required knowledge of the practices performed by Japanese military doctors during the mid-20th century. In order to fully capture the accuracy of the role, the film crew arranged training for Vic in the use of medical equipment such as stethoscopes and scapels. Furthermore, Vic has been studying up Japanese in order to portray the fluency of Japanese by Taiwanese whom were drafted into the Japanese military during the time period.

Source: UDN

Ken Chu vs. Jerry fans, Vic Chou afraid to get involved

Posted 27/09/10

Source: UDN
Written by: Zahra @

As some may have already heard, Ken Chu is embroiled, once again, in a fight against Jerry Yan fans. A few nights ago, Ken decided to provoke Jerry fans on his Weibo*, causing them to retaliate back. When asked about this subject at his Pert shampoo activity, Vic Chou was very hesitant to step into the mess and only hurriedly replied, "I don't even dare to pick up their phone calls. It's best to avoid communication."

However, when he heard from reporters that Ken had described Jerry fans as "Evil Spirits" and even wrote "May the Heart Sutra bring salvation to you," inciting the fans, Vic could not help but laugh out loud. "That would be Ken. If he didn't do that, he wouldn't be Ken Chu. He has always been the most daring speaker out of all of us, his speech is quite extreme, and he is brave enough to accept outside criticism."

Vic stated that he was not a member of Weibo, so he would most likely not go online to look at the comments. However, a friend has sent him things regarding Ken versus Jerry fans, "(I) have only seen an incomplete picture, (I) am not sure under what circumstances he wrote it in." He said that the private relationship between Ken and Jerry wasn't bad before, that for something like this to happen was also in accordance with Ken's personality. Vic also revealed that Ken has scolded him in front of the cameras before, but said, "These things can't hurt me because a friend wouldn't care and will only believe that he is just joking."

As for Ken describing Jerry as very shrewd, Vic thought about it for awhile before saying, "(He) could consider his terminology again, being deciphered as something else by others isn't a good thing."

This year marks the tenth year of the formation of F4, and many outsider wish for them to come together once again. When he was asked about his views on Jerry dropping out of "Material Queen" and having Van Ness Wu picking it up afterward, Vic widened his eyes and said, "We are all in different companies now, I can't speak for them. They probably have their own thoughts on it."

Vic does not deny that he is still battling depression, and still regularly sees a psychologist. He says, "Not seeing a doctor when you are sick will cause it to worsen. I am revealing this because I wish for everyone to have the correct idea." He emphasized that he was currently very normal and has started shooting for the TV series "Return Home 回家" that was originally slated to start shooting at the end of last year.

*Weibo is the name of a Chinese micro-blog, a combination of a blog and twitter.

Vanness Wu splits from Singapore girlfriend

TAIPEI: Former F4 member Vanness Wu has admitted that he has split from his Singapore girlfriend Arissa Cheo, according to Taiwan media reports.

"Indeed, [we have] broken up, but we still keep in contact with each other. We are still friends," said Wu through his manager on Sunday.

The 32-year-old singer's relationship with 28-year-old Cheo became public after he was photographed with her on numerous occasions in April earlier this year.

Wu had previously said they were "dating with marriage in mind" and appeared to be very happy with Cheo.

Speculation has been rife about what caused their separation, with some believing that it was the incompatibility between Wu's relatively quiet lifestyle and Cheo's fun loving character that drove a wedge between them.

However, Wu's manager declined to comment further on the matter saying "it is not convenient to talk about these things" when pressed by the media.

"He (Wu) feels that the other party (Cheo) is not from the entertainment industry, and hopes to respect her privacy" Wu's manager also said. -CNA/ha

Brian Joo, SuJu’s Siwon, and Van Ness Wu collaborates to help African children

Artists Brian Joo, Van Ness Wu, and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon have come together in an effort to help children in Africa through the sales of a Christian CD.

The three artists, along with several others, are currently promoting their new CD titled, “3rd Wave: I Will Be There” to benefit the less fortunate. With regards to the new CD, Brian tweeted, “My new CD for helping African children is on sale right now (at) We can change the world together!”

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Monday the 13th of Sept 11am Taiwan time:)

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Sep. 10 2010 Apple Daily - F4 Reunion - CCTV 2011 Spring Festival Gala Invites F4 On the 10th anniversary of F4

CCTV Spring Festival Gala is reportedly working on reuniting F4 on stage for its 10 billion audiences. There are also reportedly similar talks among the fans in Taiwan and all around Asia to push for a F4 concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Taiwanese 80s popular boys’ band - Little Tiger’s (Nicky Wu, Alec Su and Julian Chen) received very positive response at last year’s gala. The program now targets another Taiwanese group F4 on the group’s 10th anniversary. The timing seems perfect. F4’s agents didn’t deny the report yesterday. However details still need to be worked out. The agents are reportedly back in Taiwan to work out the scheduling. It is said that Vic Chou, Van Ness Wu and Ken Chu are all happy to see the deal go through. However the most difficult one to schedule will be Jerry Yan who has been having health issues. This will increases the uncertainty of the deal. Vic Chou is currently shooting “Returning Home”. Van Ness Wu will start shooting “Material Queen”.

Ken Chu wrote a song that is said to mark the closure of his relationship with actress Kelly Lin. F4 – Then and now
Jerry Yan ~ then a hunk on screen but a shy boy in private, now having health issues due to work related stress Van Ness Wu ~ then believing in easy life, now a devoted Christian
Vic Chou ~ then had difficulties in pronunciation, now fighting depression
Ken Chu ~ then over cocky, now active in stage shows and weird blogs

Jerry Yan steals Vanness Wu's limelight

F4 hunk overshadows fellow boyband member with his sudden appearance at drama's press conference

One pretty boy steps down, in comes another.

Days earlier, Taiwanese idol drama Material Queen found itself in a dire state when original male lead Jerry Yan pulled out from the show, citing scheduling conflicts.

However, the crisis was quickly solved when fellow ex-boy band F4 member Vanness Wu stepped up to accept the role.

At the press conference yesterday, however, Jerry Yan surprised the crew when he made a sudden appearance, stirring media frenzy.

Clad in casual clothes, the strapping hunk made a speedy exit after presenting a bouquet of flower and accepting a photo-call.

Looking scruffy, the star expressed his regrets on declining the role at the last minute, "Because of my weak health, I'd have to pass on the chance to work with a good crew, it's such a pity."

According to reports, a hefty TWD 120,000,000 (SGD 6,000,000) has been invested in the production of Material Queen.

In the drama, Vanness Wu plays the role of a violinist from a humble background, acting alongside supermodel Lynn Hung.

Vanness also appeared to have no qualms about replacing his good buddy Jerry's role in Material Queen.

"I've always wanted to act (in this drama), but I didn't insist on it. Perhaps God heard my wish, it's all fate," he said.

The devout Christian also had no problems with co-star Lynn who stands at 1.79m.

"Even Jay Chou dared to act with Lin Chi-ling, what should I be afraid of?" he laughed.

Vann takes over the lead role after Jerry pulls out due to clash in work schedule

Vann takes over the lead role after Jerry pulls out due to clash in work schedule - Material Queen/Bai Jin Nu Wang

Drama facebook site:!/2011Queen

credits to michi@onlyf4

Kim Hyun Joong, Vanness Wu to help Philippines via charity event

It will be some sort of F4 reunion as "Boys over Flowers" star Kim Hyun Joong and "Meteor Garden" star Vanness Wu will be participating in a charity event in Japan to help children in the Philippines and Cambodia.

Hyun Joong and Vanness will be appearing in the charity event dubbed "Message! To Asia." The event is part of Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (KnK) or Children Without Borders and Japanese TV station DATV's joint venture, "Project Smile".

The two together with hallyu actor Bae Yong Joon, Japanese singer GACKT and other stars from Japan, Korea and Taiwan will be holding a charity show on Dec. 14 at Tokyo Dome in Japan.

The proceeds of the project will help poor children in the Philippines and Cambodia.

"Bae Yong Joon and Kim Hyun Joong willingly decided to take part in the project by considering that the project is a long term project to help children under difficult situations to smile again. Two people expressed the thought that they wish more smiles could be spread to more children, and that the children will be able to smile again with renewed hope in their lives through this event," KBS quotes a Keyeast Entertainment agency spokesperson.

Yong Joon and Hyun Joong belong to Keyeast.

Both Kim Hyun Joong and Vanness Wu starred in "Boys over Flowers" and "Meteor Garden" respectively, the TV adaptations of the Japanese manga "Hana Yori Dango."

Ken Zhu and Kelly Lin split up

The rumoured couple is said to have broken up after five years in a relationship, citing personality differences

They say love can conquer all.

But in Ken Zhu and Kelly Lin's case, their love was not enough to overcome their differences.

According to reports, the pair has split up and Kelly has moved out from their home. Close associates of the couple revealed that their differences in personality were the cause of the break-up.

While Kelly is cool-headed and reserved, Ken is panicky and easily irritated. This difference in attitude led to many quarrels - even over trivial matters such as watching television.

Even though Kelly was said to be hopeful that their love can overcome all at the beginning, the pair eventually gave up after a five-year run, deciding on an amicable split.

The couple met in 2005 when working on a movie and their relationship was kept under wraps until the two were caught wearing couple outfits at their home in 2007. The lovebirds were even reported to have registered their marriage in Taiwan last year.

When both were quizzed about the split, neither one confirmed the news.

Kelly, who is currently busy with filming in Xi An, China, only replied that Ken and her were "only friends" before hanging up on the phone.

Ken was in Hangzhou, China when reporters asked him if he has broken up with Kelly.

Ken first asked if they had asked Kelly, and the reporters replied in the positive, Ken said, "Then it's whatever she told you."

Even as reporters probe, Ken repeated the same line, saying that it is "whatever she said".

Ken Films New Drama

Ken filming new drama 《富二代》 @ Hang Zhou

thanks to Michi @ OnlyF4

Love You 10,000 Years (愛你一萬年)

Love You 10,000 Years (愛你一萬年)
In “Love You 10,000 Years,” local heartthrob Vic Chou is hilarious while Japanese beauty Kato Youki is slightly over the top and amateurish in places. (Courtesy of Arc Light Films)

A light-hearted spin on Taiwanese cinema, “Love You 10,000 Years” is created by Japanese director Toyo Kitamura (北村豐晴), starring Vic Chou (周渝民), Taiwan's answer to Tony Leung (梁朝偉).

Kitamura directs the film that co-stars Japanese beauty Kato Youki (加藤侑紀), whose undertaking of her first Mandarin-speaking role meant she received Chinese lessons in order to learn her lines.

This is an unusual romantic comedy and it will likely prove a hit amongst the teenage fans of its heartthrob local star Vic Chou and the romance that ensues between himself and Kato.

The story is a tale of two sides. A Japanese girl Sakurada decides to visit a foreign country with a friend after going through a painful break-up. They choose to visit Taiwan for a few months and soon after arriving she chances upon a local rock band led by Wu Qifeng (Chou). The pair is an unlikely couple as there is an unpleasant chemistry in the air due to Sakurada's despising of Wu's disheveled, yet, striking looks. That and a low tolerance to alcohol results in a less-than romantic first meet as she crashes the bands' gig in her own dramatic performance.

Later on, they run into each other again, but this time there's nowhere to run; they're stuck on a bus together. They discover the softer side of each other through a fight and a bicycle ride. Soon comes the realization that Wu, having never dated anyone for longer than three months, could be an ideal match for Sakurada, who only has 3 months in the country. It might seem like destiny is at play here, but they are total opposites in reality.

Here Wu is seen with a decadent, unkempt appearance, unlike Chou's usually well-groomed look. This sets the stage for an altogether different impression from the way his fans know him best.

The film's theme song, of the same name, has been sung by many, but Chou offers a different vibe as he belts it out for all to hear while fashioning an outrageous pink suit and some ludicrous dance moves. Chou's performance is hilarious while Kato's is slightly over the top and amateurish in places.

The movie has a lot of humor and certainly an original style. Its zany game-show style actually works well for the film, on a weird level. Jokes aside, the satire is supported by an earnest thespian substance that keeps the audience grounded with the weight of a slightly serious undertone added into the ridiculous mixture.

Unfortunately this doesn't always have the desired result as it leaves a false air about the film, where we're not sure if what we're hearing is realistic or just put in place for comedy effect. As most of the humor is local, foreigners watching the film may find that some of the jokes go over their heads, and a few are also lost in translation. But this shouldn't necessarily put you off watching it, though it may help if you have knowledge of Taiwanese pop culture.

Comedy is the driving force of “Love You 10,000 Years” and an ideal movie for those wanting a little humor during the summer.

► Directed by Toyo Kitamura / With Vic Chou, Kato Youki, Huang Teng-hui and Born Li / Drama / Taiwan / 2010 / 108 min. / Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles / ★★★☆☆ / Now Showing

Aja Asianovela on ABS-CBN

Watch out for Jerry Yan's Down with Love and Vanness Wu's Autumn Concerto at ABS-CBN.

Van Ness Wu Birthday Party - House of Glam



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Vic Zhou shows his vulnerable side

Even a hunk like Vic Zhou has confidence issues.

In a recent interview when promoting his new movie Ai Ni Yi Wan Nian (loosely translates to Love You for Ten Thousand Years), Vic revealed that there are times when he feels insecure and stressed in a relationship.

"The one thing my last relationship taught me is this: if the guy is not earning as much as the female, he no longer has any say in the family."

"He will feel the need to earn more money and this causes him to sacrifice his principles to take on jobs that he doesn't want to."

Vic added that when a man really loves a woman, appearances are the last thing he'll care about; he will only be concerned about his ability to shoulder the responsibility of supporting the family.

Reports suggest that these heartfelt confessions from Vic appeared to be referring to his last relationship with actress Barbie Hsu.

Back when the two stars went public in 2005, rumours were rife that there were tensions between the two due to differences in financial status.

When they finally broke up after a four-year romance, many speculate that it was due to Barbie being the higher-earner and that Vic could not stand being the weaker one in the relationship.

New Shows on Philippine Television

Ken Chu's Legendary Knight on QTV and Vic Chou's Black and White on TV5
I am still confirming Legendary Knight's schedule. While BW is on July 26, time to be confirmed too.

Vanness Wu's relationship with girlfriend shaky

Long distance relationships are difficult to maintain and it gets worse when your boyfriend is Vanness Wu.

The former F4 member recently revealed that he has patched up with ex-girlfriend Arissa. The two used to date for a year. Marriage was on the cards since their reconciliation.

However, with Vanness based in Taiwan and Arissa in Singapore, the relationship has not been easy to maintain.

Last week Vanness was seen at a cinema together with a dark-skinned babe. The two quickly disappeared into the crowd when Vanness realized he was being followed.

The sighting of Vanness with another female casts doubts over his current relationship with Arissa.

According to his manager, Vanness and the dark-skinned babe are "just friends". When asked if the relationship between Vanness and Arissa has been going well, the manager hesitated before replying in the positive.

Vanness was in China yesterday when he told reporters that the relationship is still going strong.

He also revealed that his new single, No More Tears, will be released in Japan at the end of the month and that he will be busy with filming in subsequent months.

Sammi's new MV[Forgiveness] , featuring Van Ness

'The Haunting Lover' to Open at the End of July

The romantic horror film "The Haunting Lover" ("Deng Zhe Ni Hui Lai") starring Li Xiaolu and Vanness Wu will hit Chinese mainland cinemas at the end of this month, the Beijing Youth Daily reports.
The film is inspired by an urban legend from Singapore that prevailed in Southeast Asia during the 1930s. A young man (Vanness Wu) suddenly disappears, and his girlfriend (Li Xiaolu) is found dead in her bathtub. The police investigation turns vain, and the man and his girlfriend seem to both appear again 10 years later.

Taiwan-based actor Vanness Wu, an American-born Chinese, rose to fame after starring in the 2001 TV hit "Meteor Garden." He has also appeared in such films as "Star Runner" (2003) and "Kung Fu Fighter" (2007).

Mainland actress Li Xiaolu, also known as Lu Lu, starred in such films as "One Night in Supermarket" (2009) and "Blood Brothers" (2007).

"The Haunting Lover" is helmed by Hong Kong director Ken Yip.

Love U A Thousand Years (Vic)

Mark Chao and Vic Zhou faces off again

Mark Chao and Vic Zhou faces off again
The two actors are in the running for the Best Actor Award for this year’s Golden Horse Awards

Source :

Vic Zhou and Mark Zhao's rivalry just got bigger.

Ever since the two stars faced off in last year's Golden Bell Awards for the Best Actor Award for their roles in the television drama Black & White, many have been keeping their eyes on the two hunks.

According to recent reports, the two actors will be facing each other a second time, but on a much bigger stage. The duo will be vying for the Best Actor Award in the Golden Horse Awards.

Vic Zhou's performance as a decadent rocker in the comedy Ai Ni Yi Wang Nian (loosely translated as Love You For Ten Thousand Years) led renowned producer Peggy Chiao to remark that he is the next Tony Leung.

Mark's turn in the sleeper-hit Monga, received positive comments from many; with director Doze Niu praising him as a natural born actor. Monga's impressive haul in box office sales was also proof of Mark's performance.

As of now, Monga seems to be the biggest competitor in the Golden Horse Awards - both veteran actors Ma Ju-lung and Wang Shixian are also in the running for the Best Supporting Actor award.

Clash of the idols

Jerry Yan and Vanness Wu, members of the now-defunct F4, went head-to-head earlier this year in their own respective idol dramas.

Now, the two are headed for another faceoff; this time, for the coveted Best Actor Award.

Having received positive reviews for both dramas, GTV have submitted both actors' names to the organizing committee for the Best Actor Award in the upcoming Golden Bell Awards, which is the Taiwanese equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Due to their pretty-boy looks, members of F4 have been terribly limited in the roles they could take on. It was only recently that the boys started showing promise, with Vic Zhou receiving a Best Actor Award nomination for Black & White last year while Jerry and Vanness proved their acting chops in Down With Love and Autumn's Concerto.

Jerry's turn in Down With Love received positive reviews, with critics saying that that was his best performance in recent years.

Vanness' Autumn's Concerto garnered record-breaking viewership as the second-most viewed idol drama in the history of idol dramas, making him a hot favourite for the award.

With other veteran actors like Wu Nian Zhen and James Wen also vying for the award, Jerry and Vanness's run for the award will not be an easy one.

21st Taiwan Golden Melody Award - Vanness and Ken

credits:, onlyf4, asianfanatics

UDN news : Zai Zai, Eddie, Lee Hom fight it out on big screen during summer vacation

credit thank : Sytwo @VIC & @AF

Pix : Zaizai in LY10000Y acts very "taiwanese" (tai-ke)

During summer vacation, a big number of taiwan films will be released. Male idol star will become a new strength for local movies. Zaizai in "Love you ten thousand years" change from a ruffian policeman into decadent youth, Eddie Peng and Ming Dao in "Close at hand" display flesh and emotions (not sure of this), Lee Hom in "Love affair notice" change clothes/ disguise and display martial skills, waiting for fans to examine the results.

Zaizai transformed his image in "Love you ten thousand years", doing the taiwanese cha-cha dance and even try to figure out the youth invention of a hot-blooded "call for making love" dance. Also practiced hard on the guitar, and many times went to the recording studio with Huang Deng Hui and Li Boen for rehearsal, and during the actual filming day, he personally played the guitar and sang from beginning to end. F4 idol's smooth and outstanding performance in singing and playing really startled director Kitamura, "Originally when I first heard that Zai Zai was willing to take up the role, I feel like it was a dream, and now he really gave me a big pleasant surprise!".

4th Japanese Single

4th Japanese Single
June 14, 2010

Hittin the shelves July 21~! At your local Tower Records, or HMV… in JAPAN~! God bless~


通常盤 / 普通版 価格:¥1,300(税込)

1. No more Tears
作曲: JOONIO / 作詞: ADYA / 編曲: PLASMO’

2. That Girl
作詞 / 作曲: HIRO (Digz, inc)

3. Supafly
作詞 / 作曲: Van Ness wu and terrytyelee / 編曲: terrytyelee

4. No more Tears (Instrumental)
作曲: JOONIO / 作詞: ADYA /編曲: PLASMO’

5. That Girl (Instrumental)
作詞 / 作曲: HIRO (Digz, inc)

6. Supafly(Instrumental)
作詞 / 作曲: Van Ness wu and terrytyelee / 編曲: terrytyelee

初回限定盤 (DVD付き) / 首批限定版(附有DVD) 価格:¥1,850(税込)

1. No more Tears
作曲: JOONIO / 作詞: ADYA / 編曲: PLASMO’

2. That Girl
作詞 / 作曲: HIRO (Digz, inc)

3. No more Tears (Instrumental)
作曲: JOONIO / 作詞: ADYA /編曲: PLASMO’

4. That Girl (Instrumental)
作詞 / 作曲: HIRO (Digz, inc)

VIDEO CLIP 「No More Tears」

Vanness starts shopping website, Sun Ying Ying's boutique open only for regulars

Source: China Times
Translation: casablanca-- @ Do not repost without credits!

Vanness Wu and heiress Sun Ying Ying were both present at a good friend's coffee shop opening, and were in deep discussion about their experiences running a business. Vanness thought more outside of the box, and thought of starting an online shopping website; while Ying Ying plans to open a private boutique catered to regular customers.

Vanness plans to run a shopping website catered to Chinese people, which will sell items ranging from clothing and accessories to beauty products. He will also allow buyers to download coupons off of the website.

At the moment, he is busy recording for his new EP, and is also busy with filming a short film in the United States, but will be releasing his plans online in the near future. With his unending work schedule, he even had to turn down a leading role for the movie "The Killer Never Kills". When reporters brought up his girlfriend Arissa Cheo, he said, "She is not an entertainment circle artist, so I don't want to talk about her anymore, all you have to know is that I love her very much."

Other than running a food blog, Ying Ying is also busy preparing to open a boutique catered just for regulars, without any promotions or signs. She only wants to sell items that she would want to buy herself, and if customers want to browse the shop they will have to have advance bookings with her first.

Entirely changing from the ruffian wind, Zaizai challenges "soft beauty" style

Monday May 17, 2010 Taiwan
Source : TVBS news
Translated by sytwo at VIC/ AF

Melancholic star Zaizai entirely changes from the ruffian wind for new movie, wearing a pink suit and acting hilarious. Not only growing a moustache, he also strike a beautiful pose for the photo shoot, very saucy (lively and cheeky). In the movie "Love You Ten Thousand Years", ZZ's role has a somewhat nervous-like (a little "mad-like") characteristic which makes ZZ want to daringly challenge it.

Face full of moustache, wearing a pink suit and acting very saucy even when taking photos, he does not forget to strike a beautiful pose wriggling his waist and exhibiting his buttock. Zaizai entirely changes from his Ruffian feel, making a big breakthrough for the movie as he wears a "kawaii" (cute) pink suit.

Actually Zaizai has always wanted to act as someone who has mental disorder, and in the new film the role of the decadent rock band singer with a nervous-like characteristic is what he wants to portray.

For the movie, he pompously put on a pink suit and act saucy, and will also have "embarrassing scenes" with lead actress Kato Yuki. Even before the movie is released it has already created topic of discussion - before the official website was established fans has already set up a website for the film.

Purposely striking a pose with his legs and looking foolish, leaving the image of melancholic youth, he lets everyone see a very different Zaizai.

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Zaizai Vic Zhou tries out a saucy and "soft beauty" image for new film

Monday May 17, 2010 Taiwan
Source : CTI news h
Translated by sytwo at VIC/ AF

After series Ruffian Hero, Zaizai Zhou Yumin once again has a major breakthrough in his image for a new film. Not only wearing a pink suit, he also put on a saucy and cute pose. But actually in the film Zaizai plays a decadent rock band member and will sing in the movie, plus have a passionate bed scene with Japanese actress Kato Yuki.

Wearing a saucy pink suit, and combining it with vulgar (俗俗) taiwanese-flavored (台客) dance steps, Zai Zai Zhou Yumin will wriggle his waist and exhibit his buttock and even sing a classic old song to show off his vocal chords in the movie "Love You Ten Thousand Years".

Saying goodbye to the masculine image in Ruffian Hero, Zai Zai has a major breakthrough for the new film, not only putting on a "kawaii" (cute) pink suit, even his pose for the photo shoot is very saucy.

Going the "cute" route, but in actual fact Zaizai plays a decadent rocker in the movie and has a passionate bed scene with Japanese actress Kato Yuki. Zai Zai Zhou Yumin is recently attempting different path in his film career, making great efforts to transform his image. From a idol male star he has now turn into an actor with real strength.

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Live chat with Van Ness Wu this Saturday,
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 1-2 PM.
Giving away 2 tickets to the APAHM 2010 Tour!

credits to VIFC

Taken using my N70, am very sorry for the poor quality.

My phone almost went dead when I got home and I wasn't able to transfer some of my files.
Phone's memory got full on the last minutes when Vanness was signing "Amazing Grace" and "Nothin' on you"

I'll try to summarize the chat transcript.

I need to rest for a while. Been so tired, I just attended an event the whole night and Vanness was surprised when he founds out that most of his fans were still 'awide awake' at 4am just to chat with him....Fans even said to 'take off his shirt' but He said, when my viewers reached '1000' then I'll take it off...

On the 2nd part of the video, watch out -- He said 'MAHAL KITA' and 'SHOUT OUT TO ALL PINOYS'


:) daomisyel

Live chat with Van Ness Wu


Live chat with Van Ness Wu this Saturday,
Date: May 15, 2010
Time: 1-2 PM.
Giving away 2 tickets to the APAHM 2010 Tour!

credits to VIFC..

Take note: time is in PST .... better check your time zones.

Van Ness Wu X The House of GLAM Charity Auction

Van Ness Wu X The House of GLAM Charity Auction: New 3.V.O.7 Jewelry Collection Launches Via Silent Text Auction to Raise Money for Qinghai Earthquake Victims

Taiwanese American artist Van Ness Wu will hold a silent auction with LA events-production company The House of GLAM of the new collection for his jewelry line 3.V.O.7. to raise funds for UNICEF relief efforts for children in earthquake-ravaged Qinghai Province, China.

LOS ANGELES, California, May 03, 2010 – In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Qinghai Province, China, Taiwanese American artist Van Ness Wu has come together with LA based The House of GLAM to hold a charity auction of two items from his new jewelry line 3.V.O.7.

Wu said about the earthquake, “First thing that came to mind was shock that it happened again so soon, the people whose lives will be forever changed by this event, and what I could do to help. I believe there is a reason for everything, God is really moving.”

UNICEF reports that thousands of children in Yushu County are without sufficient housing or clothing; much of the region’s medical and school facilities were also destroyed or severely damaged by the earthquake. The organization has focused its attention on rescue efforts, as well as providing both medical emergency supplies and school supplies for children in the earthquake zone.

The silent auction will be held via text message and will run for 5 days from Tuesday May 4 2010 to the Saturday May 8. The announcement of the winning bids will take place on May 8 at 1am at the new club Industry in West Hollywood where The House of GLAM hosts their weekly Saturday events. The items for auction will be on display on the night of the event from 11-12am showcased by two models making their way through the venue. The House of GLAM will match the donations generated from the silent auction. All proceeds from the charity event will go to support the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

Two boxes will be up for charity auction: the first box will be the 3.V.O.7 F DOLL, and the second box will be a two-ring combo set containing a 3.V.O.7 ring and a V ring. Each of the bid items will include a personal note from Van Ness thanking the winners for their contribution to the relief efforts. Winners of each bid will receive their 3.V.O.7 and will get the opportunity to personally meet and be photographed with Van Ness Wu.

China has suffered a series of severe natural disasters in the last three years, including a 6.2-magnitude quake in August of last year and a massive magnitude-8 quake in 2008 that killed 87,000 people in Sichuan.

This most recent earthquake, which took place on April 14, was measured as having a magnitude of 7.1 by the Chinese earthquake agency. The death toll has risen to over 2,000 people, with thousands more numbered amongst the injured.

Van Ness Wu is known in Taiwan and throughout Asia for his roles in several movies and television dramas, including the highly popular “Meteor Garden” and, more recently, “Autumn’s Concerto.”

He has released music as part of Taiwanese boyband F4, as well releasing three solo albums of his own. In addition to his work as an actor and singer, Wu has also directed his creativity to other entrepreneurial ventures.

Wu started his jewelry line 3.V.O.7 in 2009 in conjunction with Janet Yang of Dazzling and J-Y Fashion. When asked about the inspiration for his jewelry, he answered, “Love. Love is the inspiration I have behind all that I do. Whether it’s something that I love to do, or hate to do, I approach it with an attitude of gratitude guided by love.”

“All that I have is not mine; all that I have I cannot bring with me when I’m gone,” Wu added, “So if all that I am and have can help, whenever help is needed, I will gladly give.”

Said Wu, “I’m excited to be able to launch my new 2010 3.V.O.7. jewelry collection and contribute to UNICEF’s relief efforts in China at the same time. It’s great to see something I put my effort and creativity into being used to help those who have suffered so much because of the earthquake.”

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