30 actresses and singers join girl group reality show

Ning Jing

Now this is my type of show! Woman Like Me / Sisters Who Make Waves 乘风破浪的姐姐 (lit. translation) is aimed at forming a mature-age girl group, and I am loving all the contestants (full list below) and producer Huang Xiaoming after watching the first episode.

The variety show airs every Friday at 12pm on Mango TV, and will be up on YouTube shortly thereafter.

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Winter Begonia releases character posters

Me looking at the sky when I learned all the March dramas I wanted aren’t airing yet

Republican era bromance drama Winter Begonia, which still has no release date, has released a set of character poster and a video of the shooting session with Huang Shengyi and Huang Xiaoming looking like they’re going out on a hunt together. I just need this drama to air now so I have something to watch.

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He Hongshan, Peter Ho’s period drama wraps up filming

Everlasting Serenity 岁岁青莲 (lit.) was originally a Qing dynasty romance drama that went by the name of Xifei’s Royal Love in the Palace. To avoid delays due to censorship, production company New Classics Media (Ruyi’s Royal Love) has changed the dynasty, though the storyline will remain intact for the most part. He Hongshan (Legend of the Phoenix) plays Luo Qinglian, a kind-hearted and learned noble lady who marries prince He Lianxin (Peter Ho).

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Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng sing and romance in new Winter Begonia stills

For a borderline boylove drama, I can’t believe we don’t even have a photo of the two male leads together yet. Huang Xiaoming looks at the top of his game , though.

Peking opera-themed Republican drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红 released its first full set of still today while announcing the full cast.   The Yu Zheng-produced series stars Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng, Charmaine Sheh , Tan Jianci,  Merxat,  Ma Su,  Bai Bing, Du Chun, Huang Shengyi, Liu Min. Gao Yu’er, Chi Shuai, and Tang Zeng.

Yin Zheng continues his obsession with beiing Leslie Cheung 2.0

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Photoshoot Friday: Bridal

Wang Luodan in her bridal getup for Cosmo Bride could have her cake…and stand on it; doesn’t she look perfect as a figurine, with those colorful balloons? No groom to accompany her in this shoot, but her sister cameos in a white dress. Meanwhile, Wallace Chung and JIa Qing promote their new drama together in wedding style. Qin Lan dons white and silver jewelry, but she’s definitely the only lady here who’s shooting with a jungle as a background. Eva Huang Shenyi is the last bride in this round-up, glamorous white sparkly silver heels (has she met anyone from the stars recently…?) (more…)

Photoshoot Round-up: Flowers

This round-up is completely different from the other Photoshooy Friday: Florals. See, it’s not even trying to disguise itself as a Friday weekly…

Tong Liya and Kitty Zhang Yuqi are completely ready for spring – the former is surrounded by pink flowers, the latter covered with them. Xu Qing wears them as earrings (so does Eva Huang Shenyi, if you look hard enough), while Liu Shishi and Wang Luodan both deck themselves with lacy flower patterns. I’m going to pass Zhang Ziyi’s black plumes off as leafy ferns.

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Photoshoot Friday: October 18, 2013

Tong Liya looks ready for Easter in her Femina shoot, and Eva Huang Shenyi alternates between an ice queen and a casual summer look. Li Yuchun is dashing as a man for Marie Claire, and Sun Li has a few vampire-looks dressed in black. Meanwhile, Ying’er is cute in a bird print dress, and Bea Hayden poses with a stone bust in white. Mickey He poses around in a busy city, suave in suits.  (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…)