Promo Round-up: Challenges at Midlife

Challenges at Midlife 相逢时节 stars Lei Jiayin and Yuan Quan in a Romeo and Juliet-esque story minus the tragic ending. Costars include Zhang Yixing as Yuan Quan’s younger brother, Jia Nailiang as Lei Jiayin’s best buddy and Luo Haiqiong as his older sister.

The 38 episode drama airs daily on Zhejiang TV / Dragon TV.

Melodramatic trailer, BTS

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Harper’s Bazaar Charity Gala red carpet round-up

Can you imagine how photogenic Jing Boran and Ni Ni’s babies would be. 

The guests at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Charity Gala is a who’s who of Chinese actors this year.  Here are some of the stars on the red carpet, including  Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Lu Han, Angelababy,  Yao Chen, Chris Li Yuchun, Ni Ni, Jing Boran, Zhang Ruoyun, Tang Yixin, Zhang Lanxin, Jiang Xin, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden, Wang Ziwen, Li Xiaolu, Jia Nailiang, Ying’er, Aarif Lee, Zhao Liying, Qiao Xin, Zhang Yunlong, Zhang Binbin, Li Yundi, Chen Xuedong, Ruby Lin, Wallace Huo, Ady An Yixuan, Shawn Dou Xiao, etc.   There were a lot more stars (like Fan Bingbing’s boyfriend Li Chen, Angelababy’s husband Huang Xiaoming),  but their outfits were boring.

Clothes identification from : Starstylefashion@Weibo , clothes from the Bazaar Weibo or the star’s own Weibo’s (this is fair because both are PS’ed anyways) .

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Weibo Wednesday: April 13, 2016

A quick Weibo roundup this time, but with a good share of celebs getting silly, celebs getting hitched, and one celeb getting mistaken for his spouse’s parent.

Zhao Liying channeling her inner dragon

赵丽颖: 我是龙的传人

Some of you have probably heard of the song “Descendants of the Dragon” (龙的传人), originally written by Hou Dejian and later covered by several artists including Wang Leehom. Well, it seems being a descendant of the dragon also means having a voracious appetite, as adorably depicted by Zhao Liying.

I’m a descendant of the dragon

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War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang to air

I guess it will be refreshing to see a war drama now.

War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang is going to be released today, December 24.  Starring Zhu XiaoyuYan DanchenYu RongguangNi DahongLi LiqunHe BingShao FengJia NailiangYu Zhen, and Kenichi Miura, the story follows the story of the historical general during the Ming dynasty and his fight against the Wokou pirates.

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Michelle Chen, Yuan Shanshan, Li Xiaolu, and Jia Nailiang for Trendshealth

Michelle Chen, Yuan Shanshan, Li Xiaolu, and Jia Nailiang for Trendshealth’s breast-cancer awareness photoshoot. More here.

Michelle Chen will be starring in romantic comedy Bonjour, Paris 早安巴黎  opposite boyfriend Chen Xiao soon.  Li  Xiaolu and Jia Nailiang are currently filming a detective romantic comedy Housewife Detective 煮妇神探 from the team of Destined to Love You.
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Chen Qiao’en, Zheng Shuang switch places in “Destined to Love You”


Guess which three of these seven people fight over a “kiss” in the trailer? (hint: Chen Qiao’en is not one of the three)

Tonghua seems to have hit the sweet spot for goofy and fun romances once more with Destined to Love You 偏偏喜欢你, this time starring Chen Qiao’en she tries to put order into the unruly military class of Jia Nailiang, Bosco Wong, Li Zifeng, Zhang Yunlong, Gao Weiguang, Zheng Shuang, etc.

I feel weird about making romantic comedies about the Republican era, but it does look right up my alley.

Chen Qiao’en will make a man out of you

Can you tell who is the  owner of the original body for the six identically-bodied men?

Can you tell who is the owner of the original body for the six identically-bodied men?

Shen Tai may be ready to defeat the Huns, but  Chen Qiao’en will make men out of the of  currently-filming Republican series Destined to Love You.   Character posters were released on Friday featuring Chen Qiao’en, Jia Nailiang, Bosco Wong, Zhang Yunlong and Gao Weiguang from Ancient Sword/Yang Mi Workshop, newbies Li Zifeng and Zheng Long, and guest star Zheng Shuang.

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Weibo Wednesday: kids special



The popularity of “Where are we going? Dad” have made all celebs more willing to show off their kids. Kids-based weibo’s of  Han Han, Vicki Zhao Wei, Yao Chen, Li Xiaolu and Jia Nailiang, and Tian Liang and Zhang Liang.

First up is actor Jia Nailiang, of the currently-airing Best Time,  celebrating the 1-year-old birthday of his daughter with Li Xiaolu.

My goddess, my baby is a year old today, and I feel more happy than I would feel with a hundred of my own birthdays. The birthday of the child, a tiring day for the mom, Lulu, thank you for everything, I love you two.

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Modern dramas round-up

Round-up of recent modern series we haven’t had time to post on, including Love Shine, One Karat of Dreams, Little Daddy, Love on Tiptoe, Fiancée, and Best Time.

Cast: Kim Jeonghoon, Yao Di, Emma Pei Bei, Wu Diwen

Cast: Kim Jeonghoon, Yao Di, Emma Pei Bei, Wu Diwen

Love on Tiptoe  踮起脚尖吻到爱
Aspiring manager (Yao Di) finds a distraught former model (Kim) at her doorsteps, causing a string of events that shockingly ends in love. If nothing else, model Pei Bei is gorgeous here. The series airs 3 eps on weekdays and 2 eps on weekends. Continue reading