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Entertainment Monday: The Power Four (F4) Where are They Now?

Liu Sing Yi ( F4 ) OST Meteor Garden

The Taiwanese band known as F4 which archived universal fame through the very famous Meteor Garden which is an adaptation of the Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango). JVKV is a popular Taiwanese boy band. The group began in the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden as F4 with members Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, Ken Chu, and Vic Zhou. They have also attained popularity in other countries in Asia, such as Japan and the Philippines. Meteor Garden 1 and Meteor Garden 2 (Meteor Rain) was followed by their fans daily including me. It was the love story between Dao Ming Si played by Jerry Yan, an extremely arrogant and rich university student who meets his match in the poor but proud girl, Shan Cai - played by Barbie Xu. But those where the story of the past where's the F4 now?

There was a notion by people that F4 had already disbanded but the truth is they are still very much intact with both group projects and solo projects. In fact the group released their third album, Waiting For You, on December 28, 2007 (CLICK HERE FOR Song Music Video).

On April 29, 2007, Meteor Garden producer Angie Chai announced that the group would no longer be known as F4. The change in name stemmed from copyright-related issues. Japanese publisher Shueisha, who owns the copyright to Boys Over Flowers allowed the group to use F4 as its band name in 2001. However, as Japan had filmed and aired its own live action versions of the popular manga, with its own cast of four, the publisher felt that there may be confusion over the name in different countries. Due to this conflict, the group was renamed JVKV using the first initials of each of the group's members. According to the producer, the members are listed in the new name by the order of their birth dates from oldest to youngest, thus Vanness Wu's name appears before Vic Zhou's.

F4 - Can't Help Falling In Love With You

So what's in store for F4 fans in 2008?

Three of the four will be acting in "Wish To See You Again." Vic Zhou and Ken Chu will be starring in it, while Vanness will have a guest appearance in a few episodes. Due to scheduling conflicts, Jerry Yan will not be starring in it and instead, Kingone Wang will be playing the part that was initially intended for Jerry. Instead, Jerry Yan is filming a series in Taiwan alongside Wu Chun of Fahrenheit and Show Luo, called "Hot Shot" which will be released in the summer of 2008. The series is based around basketball and the boys' competition on court. This series is highly anticipated due to the star status of the 3 male leads.

So there is still much to wait and see for F4 fans... and here are more of their videos and songs...

F4 - Jue Bu Neng Shi Qu Ni

F4 - Wo Shi Zhen de Zhen de Hen Ai Ni

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