Jerry Yan releases biography

Taiwanese star Jerry Yan has released a biography, titled 9314 Man and Boy, which details his dreams and reveals his secrets of growing up.

Taiwan actor Jerry Yan

More than 200 pictures of Yan, shot in Adelaide, Australia, are included. The number 9314 in the title refers to the distance between his home town Taipei and Adelaide.

“It symbolizes the distance to my dream, which takes a long time to cover,” he said. That dream is to live in the bucolic surroundings of Adelaide, where he would be surrounded by family and barnyard animals on a farm.


Ready for Hot Shot?

Taiwanese drama Hot Shot has started showing in Taiwan. With the strong cast of Jerry Yan, Show Luo and Wu Chun, the drama is arguably the most anticipated drama of the year.

Taiwan drama Hot Shot

The drama is rumored to start showing in some South East Asia countries in September.

F4’s Wish to See You in Taiwan Press Party in Seoul

Taiwanese boyband F4 held a press conference in Seoul to promote Taiwan tourism on September 21. F4 is the ambassador for Taiwan tourism under the Wish to See You in Taiwan project.

F4 was in Seoul to attend the Asia Song Festival, and took the chance to promote Taiwan as well. Some pics from the press conference…

F4 press conference in Seoul

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F4 to formally disband in October

Taiwan’s popular boy band F4 will become history as the lead singer Jerry Yan will leave the current company soon, the Fujian-based Southeast Express reports on Friday.

The pop singer and actor’s contract with Wu Fu Long Production Company will come to an end in October, and it has been confirmed that he will not renew the contract. Jerry Yan launched his own studio “Star Jerry” back in 2005.

In order to develop his market in Japan, he signed in secret with Japanese Top boy group SMAP’s agent Johnny and Associates to act as his new manager in June, thus becoming Kimura Takuya’s junior colleague.

The other members of the group, including Ken Chu and Vanness Wu, will also face decisions regarding their contracts soon. Vanness Wu has already decided that he will not renew his contract at the end of this year, while Ken Chu also admitted that he was considering leaving.

Only Vic Chou will continue to work with the current agency, says the report. [Cri]

Update Sep 21 – F4’s agency has denied the rumour; stating that F4 will still be intact and will hold a concert in Japan next year.

Jerry Yan might star as ancient hero

Taiwanese heartthrob Jerry Yan is rumoured to star as an ancient hero in his next TV drama.

Taiwanese artist Jerry Yan

The drama is based on China’s Qing Dynasty. Jerry is rumoured to take the role of a famous general. Other stars that have been linked to the drama include Hong Kong veteran actors Anthony Wong and Eric Tsang.

Jerry’s agency haven’t confirmed the rumours yet, but didn’t deny it either; normally when the agency chose not to deny it, the rumours are likely to be true. We will have to wait for the official announcement before 100% sure about it though.