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Compiled By Catherine Shu  /  Staff Reporter

She’s 17, he’s 32.

Photo: Taipei times

Jay Chou (周杰倫) congratulated ex-girlfriend Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) on her “foreign affair” when she was first linked to mixed-race model Vivian Dawson (錦榮) several months ago. Now gossip rags are buzzing that Chou may have a hapa love of his own.

According to Next Magazine (壹週刊), the Godfather, 32, is dating model Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌), who is just 17 years old and of Taiwanese and Australian parentage. A late-night date last month at a nightclub supposedly resulted in the underage Quinlivan breaking “the Cinderella law,” which bans minors from nightclubs after midnight. Her manager denied that the two are romantically involved.

Chou’s love life is competing for media attention with the upcoming wedding banquet of Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛, aka Big S) and Chinese multimillionaire Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲), even though the two eloped back in November.

The couple arrived in Taipei last week and were immediately set upon by paparazzi at the airport. The media also caught up with the newlyweds when they went out for a Valentine’s Day eve dinner with Barbie’s sister Dee Hsu (徐熙娣, aka Little S), Dee’s husband, the sisters’ mom and family friends including model Makiyo Kawashima.

As soon as Wang saw the crowd of photographers, he took cover behind his wife like a “little man” (小男人), chortled The Apple Daily (蘋果日報).

According to rumors, the Wang-Hsu banquet will take place on China’s Hainan Island, but Mama Hsu wasn’t giving anything away when asked to confirm the location. With a Mona Lisa smile, she said only that an announcement would be made later.

The establishment where the Hsu family ate, Kitcho (吉兆割烹壽司) on Zhongxiao East Road Section 4 in Taipei, must have bad luck with tipsters or an overeager publicist.

The Japanese restaurant was the scene of another celebrity ambush earlier when moneybags Winston Wang (王文洋) dined there with his family.

The outing gave the world its first peek at Wang’s granddaughter Elizabeth Wang (王思涵). The baby’s parents are Winston Wang Junior (王泉仁) and wife Lee Ching-ching (李晶晶).

Once tipped as the most likely successor to the Formosa Plastics (台灣塑膠公司) empire, Wang senior is now the chairman of the Grace T.H.W. Group (宏仁集團). He is probably just as famous for being involved in a string of political and personal scandals, not the least of which was siring a now-teenaged son, Wang Chuan-li (王泉力), with his much younger lover, Annie Lu (呂安妮). Wang senior bought a television station last year, sparking rumors that he is preparing to run in the 2012 presidential election.

Despite being just eight months old, little Elizabeth is already being put under the same microscope as the rest of her family. She might want to call Suri Cruise or the Pitt-Jolie brood for media management pointers. The Apple Daily decided that Elizabeth gets her eyes from her mother, but the shape of her mouth and forehead are just like her dad’s. The newspaper included a handy chart containing all the information you need to know about Elizabeth, including that she was delivered by Caesarean section.

Pop Stop readers may remember the marriage in November of actor Ku Han-yun (顧瀚畇), better known as A-tan (阿丹), to businesswoman and footwear fortune heiress Carol Wang (王曉萍).

Ku was roundly mocked in the press for being a gold digger, especially since his reputation as a small-time Lothario best known for flings with several female stars superseded his acting resume. At the time, Ku announced that he planned to retire from show business and work for his wife’s company as a fashion buyer.

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