Tuesday, October 12, 2010
►Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛 Xú Xīyuàn) as Shan Cai (杉菜)
►Jerry Yan (言承旭 Yán Chéngxù) as Dao Ming Si (道明寺)
►Vic Zhou (周渝民 Zhōu Yúmín) as Hua Ze Lei (花澤类)
►Ken Chu (朱孝天 Zhū Xiàotiān) as Xi Men (西門)
►Vanness Wu (吳建豪 Wú Jiànháo) as Mei Zuo Ling (美作玲)
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Vic Zhou 周渝民 is currently busy with promoting his new film 爱你一万年 (literally translates to Loving You for Ten Thousand Years). He and his Japanese heroine went ton Patty Hou’s 侯佩岑 daytime talk show “AZIO” as guests. Patty was Vic’s leading lady in “Sweet Relationship”. She teased Vic relentlessly and said Vic was her first onscreen kiss. Patty also talked about Vic’s eccentricities. “He hides during filming and hardly speaks to anyone. But when it comes to kissing scene time, he would go to your dressing room and start becoming chatty. He’ll chat about anything from his personality, family background to this F4 days”.
Taiwanese idol drama series Down With Love which stars two mega idols, Jerry Yan from F4 and Ella Chen from S.H.E will be making its debut on television screens this weekend. To instill some hype amongst viewers, the production team aired a special episode which consisted of trailers and exclusive interviews with the cast last Sunday.
The ratings for the special trailer episode raked in a meager 0.59% as compared to Jerry’s fellow F4 band member Vanness Wu’s ongoing drama series, Next Stop Happiness, which pulled in a healthy number of 7.15% in ratings.
The four members of F4 have been separately participating in various drama productions lately with Vic Zhou starring in Black & White and The Late Night of Madam Chin, Ken Zhu in the recently-concluded Momo Love, Vanness Wu in the ongoing Next Stop Happiness and Jerry Yan’s soon-to-debut Down With Love.
Due to its similar timeslot, the drama series starring both Vanness and Jerry are expected to compete head-on with each other. Next Stop Happiness is currently the leader of the pack with its strong ratings of 7.15%.
The television station broadcasting Down With Love defended themselves and explained that the special episode cannot be considered as the show’s debut episode. They remain confident that their drama series will perform well when it airs this coming Sunday.
Barbie Hsu attended the press conference of her new movie “Hot Summer Days”「全城熱戀熱辣辣」in Hong Kong with co-star Nicolas Tse. Barbie reportedly hurt herself during the filming as she was practicing her sword fights scenes. She requested the Director to loan her a sword so she can practice more on her own but was reminded that she won’t be able to on the plane at the airport. So instead, Barbie has been practicing anything she can grab a hold of – newspaper, book etc. Other cast of this movie Daniel Wu, Vivian Hsu who were in Beijing for the same press conference that occurred simultaneously.
Barbie Hsu appeared in jet black outfit that sent fans screaming. She added that this “Smoky” style was the most daring she ever tried. She plays the role of an assassin in the movie. I wonder if she’d be as cool as the assassin in IRIS, So-yeon Kim. Doubt it.
The Director revealed shared at the press conference that Barbie wouldn’t come out of the changing room, because she was wearing too little, “Da S told me that she never wore that few clothes!”
The movie will premiere in February 2010.
Patty Hou exposed that Vic Zhou was overly possessive of his ex-girlfriend, Barbie Hsu, demanding that she accompanied him whenever he is home and restricting her freedom to meet up with her friends. This resulted in their breakup.
The couple of two years called it quits last year with neither revealing the true reason for the breakup, leaving people to their own conjectures.
Recently, the famous Taiwanese host, Hou, friend of Hsu and co-actor with Zhou in a drama of sweet relationship, revealed the reason for the couple's breakup over an interview session with the latter.
Hou said, "Whenever I call to ask Barbie out, she would tell me in a hush hush tone: I can't, Vic is around."
She added that Zhou would demand that Hsu refrain from talking to him whenever he was gaming or watching DVDs. Hou asked of Zhou, "Why do you keep watching the same DVD over and over again? And you have to make her watch it with you, keeping her away from her friends?"
The question made the F4 member embarrassed and he asked, "Who told you all these?" When he found out that his ex-girlfriend was the revealer, he laughed, "Don't rack up the past. I was too obstinate then. I take pity on my ex-girlfriend."
In a survey "Which ex-couple do you wish to see reconciled?" Hsu and Zhou were at top position with 54,000 votes, gaining 18,000 more votes than Hou and Jay Chou at second position.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
the most handsome guy ever.Vic Zhou comes to Jerry Yan's defense; tacit understanding with Da S kept in heart
Translation: Sarah @ http://asianfanatics.net
Yesterday afternoon, Vic Zhou (Zai Zai) attended a ‘Spread Love To Si Chuan’ charity event in Hong Kong. Someone mentioned that out of F4, only he can be nominated for the Golden Bell Awards, but he stuck up for Jerry Yan. When asked whether ex-girlfriend Barbie Hsu (Da S) has congratulated him yet, Zai Zai said it’s fine to keep these things in one’s heart.
Zai Zai has been nominated for ‘Best Actor’ for Taiwanese drama ‘Black & White’ in the Golden Bell Awards, but he is optimistic for his senior Zhang Shi instead. He feels that he has already achieved his goal by being nominated: “To me, this is already a very good confirmation, I hope my work in the future will be successful.” When asked whether his ex-girlfriend Da S has congratulated him yet, Zai Zai replied: “I don’t like congratulations and praises, it’s fine to keep these things in one’s heart, saying it out feels very fake.”
Although Jerry Yan is also filming dramas, but someone at the event said that amongst the Taiwanese F4 members, only Zai Zai can be nominated. But he said: “I want to speak in Jerry’s defense, I’ve participated in the most dramas. I really treasure the time us 4 spend together, without them, there wouldn't be me today.”