Tencent’s new acting variety show releases stills of contestants

Peng Xiaoran (Goodbye My Princess) reenacting Chen Kaige’s Legend of the Demon Cat

Tencent’s upcoming big-budget acting variety show Attention, Actors 演员请就位 (lit.) has hired directors Li Shaohong (Palace of Desires, Dream of Red Mansions 2010), Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, Legend of the Demon Cat), Guo Jingming (Tiny Times, L.O.R.D) and Zhao Wei (So Young) as judges who will assemble their own team from a group of 58 actors.

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Friday Photos

Wang Kai as an economics crimes detective in Hunting. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, everyone!

Magazine spreads, photo shoots and stills that recently caught our eye.

Aaron Yan as Prince Jing of Nirvana in Fire for an upcoming variety show. How does he compare to Wang Kai’s original version?
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Promos Round-Up : Please Give Me a Pair of Wings

Follow Ju Jingyi as she first breaks out of prison and then tries to clear both her own and her wrongly convicted father’s names while hiding from the law.

Prison break drama Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀 airs on Tencent today. Starring Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat, and Wang Yitong, the series airs every Tuesday-Saturdays on Tencent here today (so far not region blocked) . More stills, trailer, and a weird official plot that seems to have nothing to do with the drama here.

OP by Aaron Yan, ED by Ju Jingyi ; Insert song by Hu Shasha:

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Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat break out of prison in new drama

Prison break action flick or inspirational female educational-attainment film? Either way, it’ll probably end up being mostly a romance.

In what looks like Prison Break meets Orange is the New Black,  Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, and  Merxat star in Republican-era  Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀.  There are two versions of the plot, both from very official sources, so I’m not sure which one is real, but one that the Baidu Baike and the trailer seem  to suggest the series features the female lead hanging out and eventually teaming up with other prisoners to break out of jail after being accused of murder while her friends try to clear her name from the outside.

Trailer, alternate plot,  and lots of stills below

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Promo Round-up: Memories of Love

Wallace Chung plays Lu Fei, an up-and-coming director who returns from the US to film a movie based on the story of his first love Xin Chen (Jiang Shuying), as well as rekindle their relationship after discovering that a small misunderstanding has kept them apart for a decade. Aaron Yan costars as a university friend who has a secret crush on Xin Chen.

Blooming Flowers Shall Send Us On Our Way / Memories of Love will run for 30 episodes (hooray for a drama with <50 episodes) beginning tonight.

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Teaser collection:

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Wallace Chung, Jiang Shuying’s romance drama confirms air date, releases theme song

Blooming Flowers Shall Send Us On Our Way is an upcoming healing romance drama starring Wallace Chung and Jiang Shuying as first loves who reunite after ten years, and has confirmed an air date of February 7th. An extended synopsis can be found here.

Supporting lead Aaron Yan sings the theme song The Longest Moment 最长的瞬间:

4 min trailer that requires dubbing

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YinYueTai’s 1st Awards Show

Look! It's Chinese, It's English, it's bilingual logo!
Look! It’s Chinese, It’s English, it’s bilingual logo!

Yinyuetai have been steadily gaining love from fans since it’s opening in 2009 due to its high definition MVs and reliance. The legal music video promotion site have also gained much support from music professionals; not only are the MVs legally uploaded by the company, but fans can also use the site to share fancams of their favorite eye-candy. After realizing the popularity of the weekly/monthly V-Chart ranking among fans, yinyuetai decided to have a REAL award show (where artists actually go on stage and perform and accept awards in front of fans!)

In a music award show the performance is always the best part! So let’s start off with some cute and pretty fluffs:

Popu Lady, who were probably present to represent their shijie S.H.E (Best Group Award for TW/HK region) performed Lady First from their debut EP. The performance by the ladies is followed by the equally pretty boys from TimeZ and the party boys from MIC. (more…)