Taiwanese boy group “SpeXial” is so popular at the moment that some members — including Wayne, Sam, Evan and Ian — have been invited to star in this year’s KO-3AN-GUO, a Chinese adaptation of a hit TV drama with a budget of NT$300 million. Their new look in the drama, revealed early this month, as students of an Eastern Han Dynasty academy immediately got fans talking.
On Feb. 9, the group released its second photo book, “SpeXial Okinawa.” The members were overwhelmed by the beautiful Okinawan beaches. Their book signings are already taking place.
However, on the eve of the release of the book, Simon, one of the more popular members, announced on Facebook his intention to pull out of the group. He is reportedly to sue his management company over payment irregularities, seeking to extract himself from his contract.
(Liberty Times, translated by Eddy Chang)
1. adaptation n.
2. photo book n. phr.
(xie3 zhen1 shu1)
3. book signing n. phr.
(qian1 shu1 hui4)
4. pull out v. phr
5. contract n.