Photoshoot Friday: May 31, 2013 (Black and White edition)

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Yao Chen squeals over the existence of a purely black and white photoshoot round up, but she should be more excited about a post with more men than women.

I need to publish this post before we end up with more girls than boys again, and I need to think of a new caption. Note: These photos were often black and white selections from shoots with a wider variety of color. Take a look!

Yao Chen takes the cover of this round-up, embodying the elegance that oozes out of old black and white photographs. Jing Boran peaks out from behind bars, and Yu Haoming reposes like an old world count. Han Geng‘s expression is Gothic and gloomy. Zhang Ziyi looks like she could be in a shampoo commercial in her two shoots, and Hu Jun – like all the men in these shoots, actually – suits up for his set.  (more…)

Photoshoot Friday: May 31, 2013 – Dreamland edition

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There’ll be two parts to the photoshoot round up this week; part two will be out shortly. Yao Chen was married a few months ago, but now she’s sharing lovely stills from her wedding (preparations?) with us.  Eva Huang Shengyi seems to be competing with Snow White; elegant with white and red lips. Fan Bingbing‘s shoot with Aarif Lee is so sugary and pink that it could give you diabetes – thought some people might argue that the mother and daughter photoshoot Che Rao and Wang Li are showing us is even sweeter. (more…)

Engaged/Married: Zhang Xinyi, Yang Shupeng;Zhang Nan, Zhao Yunlei

杨树鹏:那么,一起来打怪兽吧。 @张歆艺 [酷]

Yang Shupeng: Then, let us fight the monsters together. @Zhang Xinyi

Director Yang Shupeng and actress Zhang Xinyi (above) have announced that they have tied the knot with a cute weibo on Sina.

Meanwhile, badminton players Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, who became the only couple to have won the summer olympics together when the won the Mixed Doubles in 2012, finally moved their couples ring from their middle finger tho their ring finger. The shift was noticed during this year’s Sudirman Cup this week, when the couple helped China to its fifth consecutive win.   Congrats to the lovely pair both on and off court!

Zhao Yunlei (R) and Zhang Nan(L) at the Sudirman Cup. Photo by 鸭梨山大Wang

Music Monday: May 27, 2013

Here to make Monday a little easier =)
Here to make Monday a little easier =)

You know you’re getting old when half of the singers on your playlist are younger than you. This week’s Music Monday features a total of 7 post-90s groups/singers. But first Bibi…

Vase and Flower 花樽与花”, the bonus track on Bibi Zhou‘s new album UNLOCK, is the Cantonese version of her single “Secret Friends 密友”. The MV is produced by Bibi’s newly established studio, Begins Studio.

This week I’m trying out soundcloud for the first time for recently released mp3 (more…)

Li Bingbing Adopt Elephants

Baby elephant following mommy Li Bingbing around

It seems like the norm of Hollywood to visit Africa in order to adopt babies or to have babies. Li Bingbing, confirmed to join the cast of Transformers 4, seems to have picked this up. She is now the proud mother of two children of Africa – two African baby elephants that is.
Li Binging took a trip to Kenya as an UNEP Goodwill Ambassador. She visited the Samburu National Reserve and a baby elephant orphanage in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where she adopted two baby elephants “Ajabu” and “Barsilnga”.