Double Exposure: Yao Chen in White for Cosmopolitan

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Side note: I remember thinking that this photoshoot was gorgeous the first time I posted it, and love that I have a chance to post it again! 
JUNE 19, 2012 | POSTED IN MAINLAND CHINA,PHOTOSHOOT, TAGGED YAO CHEN In addition to participating in a breezy summer shoot for Cosmopolitan, Weibo queen Yao Chen recently flew to Hong Kong to participate in a memorial for refugees and other activities related to World Refugee day. Yao Chen being famous for her charity work and June 20 being World Refugee day, this should be no surprise. There, she attended the opening of an exhibition of pictures of the UN Refugee Agency’s “The African Dream of Home” and renewed her contract as a spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency. (Source) Look under the cut to see the rest of Yao Chen’s shoot for Cosmopolitan. Her new movie with Mark Zhao and Gao Yuanyuan, “Caught in the Web”, is coming out on July 6. Continue reading

Double Exposure: Artists come together to promote water conservation with Elle

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JUNE 18, 2012 | POSTED IN PHOTOSHOOT, TAGGED JING BORAN, LI QUAN, MARK ZHAO, TIAN YUAN, ZHOU DONGYU, ZHOU XUN

After being asked what her favorite water-related activity was, Wanda replied: “Doing ballet in the water, swimming like a mermaid.”

It turns out that Sun Li wasn’t the only artist who featured in Elle’s July “water” issue. Other artists also joined the cause to promote water conservation, each artist  expressing one aspect of water. Adorable sisters Wanda and the incredibly poetic Linda Li are featured above; Zhou Dongyu and Zhou Xun showed off how pretty rain is. Courtesy of Mark Zhao and Tan Yuanyuan, we were reminded of how essential water is to maintaining good hygiene. Jing Boran, is your secret to such nice looking skin drinking lots of water? Li Quan and Tian Yuan chose to enjoy the simple pleasures that water can bring, while sculptor Xiang Jing expressed the other emotional side of water, tears. Synchronized swimmer Tian Tingting was quite at home as she submerged herself in the water.

Linda Li was able to quote this phrase from Tao Te Ching on the spot (how many eleven year olds do you know who can do that?) – “The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain.” (Translation by Steven Mitchell)

Throwback: Sun Li takes a swim for Elle

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JUNE 10, 2012 | POSTED IN PHOTOSHOOT, TAGGED SUN LI

Lead actress of popular Qing drama Inner Palace – The Legend of Zhen Huan, Sun Li, recently made it onto the cover of Elle. She and husband Deng Chao recently celebrated their second anniversary (the two were married on June 7, 2010). Both are presumably busy taking care of their new son, but watch out Deng Chao’s new movie with Crystal Liu Yifei, The Four Great Detectives. Look under the cut for the rest of Sun Li’s aquatic shoot.
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Yang Yang, Zhang Jiani fight against biological weapons with martial arts

JULY 15, 2012 | POSTED IN DRAMA,MAINLAND CHINA,TELEVISION, TAGGED ULTIMATE CONQUEST, YANG YANG, ZHANG JIANI

Actor Yang Yang finally gets another good lead role?

After both falling for the wrong person in upcoming idol series When Summer Ends, actors Yang Yang and Zhang Jiani come together to play a pair of lovers in The Ultimate Conquest 终极征服,  a Republican period piece with a wuxia flair.

Our favorite under-utilized young actor Yang Yang plays a martial arts hero who is forced out of recluse when his Buddhist abbot is suddenly murdered.  idarklight really hope they get a good choreographer who can show off the classical dance major’s grace through martial arts.   Faced with the task to guard the treasures of the temple, Yang Yang’s Niansheng leaves his home in order to protect it . Zhang Jiani comes into the story when he saves the daughter of a commander, who later becomes a key player in the aiding him, along the way. Soon, the two gets involved with preventing the use of biological weapons at the onset of the Japanese invasion.    The drama began filming around half a month ago.

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FREAKOUT opens eeMedia’s “Adolescent Diaries” series

JULY 13, 2012 | POSTED IN MAINLAND CHINA,MOVIES, TAGGED CHEN XIANG, CHEN YIFU, DL GROUP, LIU XIN, WANG YUEXIN, XU WEI, ZHOU NAN

eeMedia = pop company? Think again. Pushing the envelope with topics like condoms and school violence, eeMedia is taking full advantage of the so-far restriction-free microfilm industry.

Following the condom microfilm, eeMedia joins hands with director Zhou Nan for another edgy mini-movie that completes eeMedia’s new hardcore image set by its mostly rock-related albums out so far this year.

FREAKOUT 爆走, Part 1 of eeMedia’s microfilm series Adolescent Diaries starring Liu Xin (girl), Wang Yuexin, Chen Xiang, Xu Wei, and DL Group was released on Sohu. Wang Yuexin plays a student who’ve just recently returned from jail (I wonder if he got the role because of his crew cut or if he got the crew cut for this role) for a supposed assault, while Liu Xin plays his best friend who’s been waiting for his return. Yet what landed him in jail three years ago isn’t gone, and when his little sister (Xu Wei) receives a threat, the class mobilizes to defend themselves. Chen Xiang plays Wang Yuexin’s foil, a model student and the class president who’s determined to keep his vow of protecting his classmates .

Wang Yuexin’s new song of the same name is also featured in this episode. Joining Zhou Nan is director Chen Yifu, who has previously worked with Zhou Nan on microfilm Miejue in Love.

Watch the first half of FREAKOUT below (part 2 is delayed) and see character posters below the cut. IR

Lu Yi and Bao Lei for Cosmopolitan Bride

JULY 13, 2012 | POSTED IN PHOTOSHOOT, TAGGED BAO LEI, LU YI

Another C-celeb couple shows off their love in a photo shoot, this time Lu Yi (New Three Kingdoms) and his wife Bao Lei for Cosmopolitan Bride. This couple started dating in their college years and have been married  since 2006; you can read their love story here.  The rest of the shoot is below the cut. Continue reading

Painted Heart MV for Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection

JULY 11, 2012 | POSTED IN MAINLAND CHINA,MOVIES, TAGGED JANE ZHANG, PAINTED SKIN 2, PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION

Jane Zhang sings a re-arranged version of Painted Heart for film Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection that has so far had a box office of 530 million RMB, with hopes of overtaking Tangshan Earthquake (630 million RMB) as the top grossing Chinese film.

Watch the MV in HD below from @YouTube

https://web.archive.org/web/20120717071331oe_/http://www.youtube.com/v/EttJMXBAhRk?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0

 

Zodiac Mystery releases character posters for the zodiacs

JULY 11, 2012 | POSTED IN MOVIES, TAGGED DU HAITAO, GAN WEI, KIMI QIAO RENLIANG, LIU YAN, QIN HAO, TONG DAWEI, ZODIAC MYSTERY

“Your star sign is the scene of your crime.”

What does a star sign determine about a person’s weaknesses? A lot, in the upcoming movie The Zodiac Mystery十二星座离奇事件, starring Tong Dawei, Gan Wei, Kimi Qiao Renliang, Du Haitao, Liu Yan, and Qin Hao.  The plot of this thriller revolves around a novel, in which characters are thrown into a strange story because of Achilles’ heels, defined by their star sign.  The movie begins with Gan Wei, a novelist who has been grappling with writer’s block for several years. Yet, a book written under her name – The Zodiac Mystery – appears in markets. Even more strangely, the people in the book bear the names of her childhood friends and experience situations that really happened to them. What’s worse is that the book writes of a mistake that the friends have kept secret for years. As her other friends turn on her and the events of the novel begin to invade reality, only Tong Dawei’s character stands by Gan Wei…

The film will be released on the thirteenth. More stills from the rather dark movie can be seen below the cut.

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In this world’s circus, Chen Long’s wife is his ringmaster

JULY 10, 2012 | POSTED IN PHOTOSHOOT, TAGGED CHEN LONG, ZHANG LINGZHI

He would dress up like a clown for her, and let her throw daggers at him. No, really, look below the cut.

2012 is definitely the year of love for C-celebs. Not to be outdone by Jia Nailing and Li Xiaolu (the former kissed the latter’s foot in a series of photos from their wedding), newlyweds Chen Long (All men are brothers, Young Warriors of the Yang Clan)and Zhang Lingzhi (My Sassy Girlfriend)  posed for their own photo shoot, in honor of their recent marriage.  Instead of flowers and soft white dresses, Chen Long and Zhang Lingzhi went for a brighter, more comical scheme. Look below the cut for more pictures from their circus-themed shoot together. IR.