Dec 31 2012
Taiwanese singer Wilber Pan has been pushed by buddy Blackie on Weibo to get married.
The host who has been friends with Wilber for more than 10 years lamented on Weibo that among the four buddies, which also includes Nick Li and Jason Tang, Wilber is the only one that has yet to walk down the aisle.
In response, the 32-year-old singer replied that he hopes to find someone who understands the reason behind all his hard work in his career.
"Height and looks are not important. It would be great if she has a job, ambition and is filial to my parents, even better if she loves wearing sneakers. But I realise I have a particular fondness for girls with either really big eyes or really small eyes," he said on Weibo.
Dec 31 2012
Jerry Yan's sincerity in wishing ex-girlfriend Lin Chiling a blissful marriage in the future has been interpreted by the Chinese media as being finally able to let go of the celebrity model.
"A really great girl like her must have a lot of pursuers. I hope she will meet someone who will treat her well, who is good enough for her to settle down with and have children," the actor said at the Taiwan premiere of "Ripples of Desire".
The Jerry-Chiling-Qiu Shikai love triangle has never ceased being the topic of the media, even after it has been confirmed that Jerry and Chiling have long broken up.
Chiling has been rumoured to be dating businessman Shikai as well as having an on again-off again relationship with Jerry, causing the whole fiasco to be a never-ending story.
But things seem to be able to finally come to a stop with Jerry professing his best wishes to his ex.
Dec 31 2012
TAIPEI: Thousands of music fans packed a Taipei stadium to watch the island's first concert staged by Chinese singers and rock bands, reports said, in the latest sign of warming cross-strait relations.
The concert organised by the Chinese Music Chart, dubbed China's Grammy Awards, saw some 60 bands and singers from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan perform before screaming fans Saturday, but also drew dozens of anti-China protesters.
They chanted pro-independence slogans and waved anti-Beijing banners outside the stadium, television reports showed, but were unable to interrupt the concert which included performances by Chinese singer Han Geng and actress Zhang Ziyi.
Without the prior approval of Taiwanese authorities, organisers of the Chinese Music Chart unilaterally announced in November that an award ceremony would be held in Taipei for the first time after it was set up in 1993.
The plan drew fire from the opposition, prompting the Chinese award organisers to change the award presentation ceremony to a concert at the demand of Taiwanese authorities.
But ties with China have improved markedly since Ma Ying-jeou of the China-friendly Kuomintang came to power in 2008 on a Beijing-friendly platform. He was re-elected in January for a second and final four-year term.
Dec 31 2012
Fans claimed that the Taiwanese singer sharply resembles her boyfriend's mother after the actor posted a photo on his microblog
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko recently caused a commotion among the online community after he uploaded a photo of his mother and himself on his microblog. In the picture, his 50-year-old mum smiled blissfully while she leaned on his shoulders and fans have pointed out that Kai's girlfriend Elva Hsiao has the same crescent-shaped eyes when she smiles.
Sharp-eyed netizens made another observation on his mother's youthful looks. Some fans commented that she looks like an 'older sister' beside him and Elva herself once openly praised Kai's mum's well-maintained appearance.
Due to recent comments made by netizens, some zealous Elva fans are worried that the songstress will be pressurized to take extra care of her looks.
However, it seems like Elva, who is on close terms with her 'future mother-in-law', is not 'stressed' at all. The 33-year-old even revealed that she specially bought a birthday gift for Kai's mum and was not willing to share about the details of the present.
Emphasising that it is the thought that counts, she said, 'I prepared something small. It's a very practical gift!'
Dec 31 2012
The Taiwanese boy band is slated to perform in Jiangsu TV's Spring Festival Gala next month
After much anticipation, F4 fans will finally get their dream come true: the popular Taiwanese boy band is reuniting onstage after four years. The four members, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu will be performing at Jiangsu TV's Spring Festival Gala at the end of next month.
The boys will croon to a rendition of their hit tracks, such as 'Meteor Rain,' that night. It is believed that they will be travelling to Beijing soon, and they are receiving a potential earnings of approximately RMB600million (S$1.17million) for this golden reunion.
F4 could have made a comeback at CCTV's Spring Festival Gala earlier this year. However, the members could not coordinate their work schedules at that time, thus giving it a miss.
The boy band rose to fame after filming Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden in 2001. They became a popular icon in Asia's entertainment scene and have since released three albums, which include the Mandarin cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love".
In 2008, F4 became preoccupied with their solo careers in acting and music, thus reducing group work assignments. They were last seen together performing at their concert in Japan in the same year.
Vic's manager refused to comment on the reunion. On the other hand, Ken's manager confirmed this good news indirectly, expressing, '[F4] has always received such invitations from the television stations.'
Dec 29 2012
Selina Jen of S.H.E has been learning to be a good wife since she got married in 2011 while recovering from her burn injuries, and now the pop singer has started to think about having a baby in the upcoming year of snake, according to iFeng.com.
"I'm imagining what it feels like being a mother and how our child will look like. I have mixed feelings about this," said Selina, who married lawyer Richard Chang one year ago.
Selina and Richard had also been planning to have their honeymoon and celebrate Chinese New Year in the United States.
It was reported that Richard had already bought a TWD 200 million mansion for the couple in one of the more famous rich housing areas in Taiwan.
Selina said, "We are looking forward to moving in but it's still very messy in the house. I told Richard that I guaranteed him that everything is going to become neat the moment we move into it."
Dec 29 2012
Rumour has it that Da Mouth vocalist Harry Chang is seeing someone new, nearly four months after his separation with actress Cheryl Yang.
As reported on Groove Asia, last week, the singer was seen shopping at a lifestyle store in Taipei and reportedly bought a comb shaped like a handgun and a coaster worth NTD 780 in total – purchases believed to be gifts for his new girlfriend.
However, the singer's manager Katie debunked the rumour, stating, "Harry is still single. He was just buying presents for a gift exchange with the filming crews."
Meanwhile, Cheryl Yang revealed that she spent Christmas Eve with good friend, Elva Hsiao. Asked if she received any gift from her ex-beau, Cheryl replied via her manager, "I received many presents, but none from him."
The former couple, who denied ever being in a relationship prior to their breakup, reportedly went their separate ways due to differences in priorities. It was rumoured that the 35-year-old actress wanted to get married while Harry only wanted to focus on his career.
Romance is in the air for the Taiwanese actor and his rumoured new beau Tracy Chang
Taiwanese artiste Sunny Wang and Chinese model Tracy Chang were spotted having a vacation together in Bali, earlier this month. Tracy recently uploaded photos of Sunny and herself in the hotel room, which include pictures of them hugging, hinting of a close relationship between them.
Sunny reportedly travelled to the island as a groomsman for his friend's wedding while Tracy tagged along on the five-days-four-nights trip as his partner. The duo even stayed in the same room throughout the vacation.
Although Sunny and Tracy are rumoured to be dating for a few months now, both sides have maintained a 'just friends' stance.
Last week, Sunny was seen fetching the 20-year-old model from the Taoyuan airport and accompanied her to shop at the branded stores in Taipei, the two eventually returned to his place at the end of the day.
The rumoured lovebirds also celebrated the festive season together this year. On Christmas, Sunny brought Tracy to a luxury hotel for a spa session where they enjoyed the hot spring together. Before they left, the actor was said to have checked the surroundings for five minutes before his new beau boarded the car.
Sources revealed that Sunny has formally introduced Tracy to his buddies and that he is planning to bring her to his parents, sparking marriage rumours between the pair.
Sunny's manager responded to these rumours and claimed that he was purely hosting a friend from Beijing and that he has no plans for marriage at the moment.
Similarly, Tracy's manager commented that it was just an arrangement between friends to spend Christmas together in Taiwan.
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Dec 28 2012
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Jerry Yan (Yin sing Yuk) and top Taiwan model Lin Chiling's rumor has been lingering for years.
Earlier he attended the film RIPPLES OF DESIRE (FA YEUNG)'s Taipei premiere. When asked about Lin Chiling again, he said, "I hope she will be able to meet someone nice, get married and have children.
(She once expressed that her wish for 2013 is for the media to stop asking her about you?) I feel that's great, because she is a good girl she should have many suitors. If everyone keeps on mentioning me she would be misunderstood."
Dec 27 2012
Rumoured lovebirds Vic Zhou and Reen Yu are allegedly cohabiting after the actress was spotted around Vic's place on many occasions. The media's most recent sighting of the couple took place last Thursday when Vic was yet again, seen fetching Reen to a supermarket near his place. The duo returned to his apartment after the grocery shopping.
When asked, Vic's manager refused to comment on the actor's personal issues and expressed that assumptions are unnecessary.
Similarly, Reen's manager denied the cohabitation rumours and said, 'This is normal behaviour between friends. She goes shopping with her other friends too.'
Vic and Reen first met on the set of Taiwanese drama Black & White in 2009 but they were not romantically linked until the next year when the model-actress was frequently seen shuttling in and out of Vic's place. Though both sides have repeatedly refuted dating claims, Vic celebrated his 31[sup]st[/sup] birthday with Reen this year, where the pair reportedly went to a massage centre together.