This is less of a Weibo Wednesday update and more of round-up of a bunch of celebrities who announced they were dating (or in one case, married) and whom we couldn’t bother devoting an entire post to. Let me know if there are any celebrities you’d like an update from, because the Weibosphere has been a little dry lately, tbh.
Eddie Peng has been enjoying major success with his movies in the past two years: LOVE (爱), Tai Chi 0 (太极1), Tai Chi Hero (太极2), and Cold War (寒战) all surpassed 100 million at the box office, and at last count, A Wedding Invitation (分手合约) brought in 180 million RMB in sales and is expected to reach the 200 million mark.
Apart from having the Midas Touch at the box office, it seems as though Eddie might have another superpower. Did Eddie travel back in time to help shape U.S. politics by becoming one of Barack Obama‘s high school basketball teammates?
新视线: # 老照片# 奥巴马和他的队友们（1977年）
Outlook Magaine: #Old Photo# Obama and his teammates (1977)
Fan: @Eddie Peng, are you sure that’s not you on the bottom left corner? Eddie Peng: Yep, that’s me.
Unfortunately, no one else in this week’s Weibo Wednesday seems to have developed any awesome superpowers, but that’s okay, we love them anyway.
I’m putting this up here because it’s an AMAZING album with contribution from all the five members which is so rare for a boyband’s first album. If they keep up the improvement since their first EP these kids will be amazing. Top Combine’s Ma Xueyang composed and wrote four tracks, and the other four members each wrote lyrics for a song. You can tell they put a lot of effort into this, and there’s a good variety of songs, from ballads to fast tracks.
Please support them if you like the album and buy it!
Tracks starting with track three (because most people have heard the first two tracks). I’d listen to all the songs though because they’re all good.
Track 3 Guang Mang – Composed by Ma Xueyang about the friendship of the five members
One of the perks of being a male star in China is that there are always opportunities to dress up as girls without people making a big fuss about it. After all, all Peking opear artists used to be male. Which one of the four pop idols do you think is the prettiest girl? Continue reading →
Hunan TV is working Jin Ensheng overtime – in just half a year Jin Ensheng has gone from being the cute, ableit Chinese deficient Korean guy in Top Combine to the cute Korean-Chinese translator for variety show Tian Tian Xiang Shang. TTXS doesn’t invite many celebs… and it continued that tradition when still largely unknown actress Kim Minji guested. Kim has only done mostly CFs, including the BOBO OPPO commercial, and had a small part in Korean Boys Over Flowers. In fact, most Chinese news portals had short blurbs announcing that “the girl in the OPPO commercial with BOBO” would be appearing in that series.
The full 1:30 min version of BOBO’s CF which I never bothered to put up before. Yes, any excuse to watch them in something.
Edited #2 A second huge picture of Top Combine (Click for bigger). I’m officially jealous now. Wang Yuexin, Yu Haoming etc didn’t get such nice pictures.
Not only are there like a gazillion boybands in China now, but there are group company MVs! EE Media, the company behind the Supergirls, Superboys and anything affiliated with that, including Top Combine is having its own New Years MV with all of its singers (except Guo Jingming who most recently signed)