Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu break up

High-profile Taiwan celebrity couple Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu has broken up.

Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu

Hsu confirmed the split via her assistant during an activity in Hong Kong on Monday, while Zhou’s agent also confirmed the news. Both have declined to make further comments.

Barbie Hsu’s mother told the media the couple parted amicably.

Barbie Hsu, 31, and Vic Zhou, 26, gained wide popularity through the 2001 hit television drama Meteor Garden. They collaborated in another series, Mars, in 2004, and officially began dating in July 2005.


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.

Vic and Patty in Beijing

Taiwanese stars Vic Zhou and Patty Ho were in Beijing on Saturday (May 26) to promote their TV drama Delicious Relationship; the drama is acting debut for Patty who is a popular news anchor.

Vic Zhou and Patty Ho promote drama in Beijing

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