Fri, Jun 13, 2008 - Page 14 News List

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Compiled By Noah Buchan  /  STAFF REPORTER

Kelly Lin only likes to be in the limelight when it suits her.

PHOTO: TAIPEI TIMES

This week’s Next Magazine (壹週刊) is worth its weight in gold — if you’re a feminist or sociologist and want to teach your students about Taiwan’s lurid media.

In a kiss-and-tell with the gossip rag, “Joanna,” the blatherskite ex-girlfriend of model and man-about-town Ethan Ruan (阮經天), went into explicit detail about the couple’s past sex life.

“People say Scorpios are really good in bed,” she gushed. “He’s definitely a Scorpio,” she said, explaining that Ruan was capable of performing for at least 30 minutes a time.

“He really likes anal sex and though it’s a little painful, I like it too,” she said. If that wasn’t enough to make you choke on your breakfast, Joanna went on to say that though the pair dated for nine months, Ruan never used a condom. When asked why she would allow this to happen, the love-crazed Joanna said, “Because I love Hsiao Tien and I will do anything he wants.”

She went on to describe other common-or-garden sexual acts, albeit in graphic detail.

Pop Stop wonders why Next published such run-of-the-mill tales of hanky-panky. Where’s the kinkiness?

It turns out that Hsiao Tien (小天, Ruan’s pet name, which in Mandarin means Little Heaven and isn’t, rather suspiciously, Big Heaven, 大天) is something of a lothario.

Next’s intrepid reporters caught up with Ruan and aspiring model Tiffany Hsu (許瑋甯) last summer heating up the beaches of Kenting (墾丁) and more recently apartment hunting. According to the report, Ruan had been double-dating Hsu and Joanna for three months before breaking up with the latter.

Ruan is in good company this week as he joins senior Casanova Terry Gou (郭台銘) on the pages of the nation’s tabloids. The Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) chairman was “papped” twice this past weekend with his rumored fiancee Delia Tseng (曾馨瑩).

The first time was at a wedding on Saturday. The following night, they showed up at crooners Donnie and Marie Osborne’s concert. Local paparazzi were on hand to annoy the hell out of Terry and Delia — or at least that’s how it appeared as Gou tried fruitlessly to avoid the cameras. Speculation is rife among celebrity insiders that Tseng is pregnant and has set up shop in Gou’s home.

Meanwhile, funnyman Chen Wei-ming (陳為民) just had the smile wiped off his face after a judge handed him a four-month prison sentence. Chen had taken his ex-girlfriend Hou Ju-chieh (侯如捷) to court, accusing her of applying for a credit card under his name in 2003 when they were dating.

Last year the presiding judge threw the case out of court because the bank employee who issued the card reportedly contacted the TV entertainer before doing so. Hou then set her lawyer on the TV entertainer accusing him of making a false accusation. The judge decided in her favor and now it seems likely that Chen will be yukking it up behind bars.

In other legal news, Taiwan’s Apple Daily (蘋果日報) reported that actress Kelly Lin (林熙蕾) lost her suit against the China Times (中國時報). A year ago the Times reported that Lin had secretly married former F4 boy band member Ken Chu (朱孝天) in the US and showed pictures of her life in America. Lin promptly sued the daily saying the paparazzi had invaded her privacy. Perhaps Lin lost because, as a model, complaining that photographers are taking pictures of her and publishing them seems indefensible.

The two lovebirds returned on Monday evening from Japan and were immediately chased by Taiwan’s energetic press corps. Chu tried to give them the slip — he really should know better — and drove to his assistant’s pad on Heping East Road (和平東路), after dropping off Lin at her Dazhi District apartment. When cornered by reporters and asked about his relationship, the former crooner said the pair were just friends.

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