Promo Round-up: Queen Dugu

Queen Dugu chronicles the life of the titular empress Dugu Qieluo, played by Joe Chen (Big Brother). Chen Xiao (Red Rose) costars as her husband Yang Jian, who would later found the Sui Dynasty.

The 50 episode drama will release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Youtube, Youku, Tencent and iQiyi beginning tonight. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.

Theme song by Joey Yung:

 

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Wang Kai, Joe Chen, Joe Cheng, Bosco Wong hit the runway for new fashion drama

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If we  replace Joe Cheng with someone from Macau, we would get a happy Greater China family.

  1. Joe Chen and Joe Cheng are finally collaborating! Cfensi gold stars for every time you catch us mixing their names.
  2. Leave Me, Catch Me 放弃我抓紧我 features Joe Chen as a fashion designer who all of a sudden lost her memories after the age of 23, is now engaged  a man who she doesn’t know, and competitors with the man who she thought was her boyfriend.  Can she rebuild her life and find her lost dreams?  The male cast includes Wang Kai, Bosco Wong, and Joe Cheng.
  3. Filming begins next month in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Milan, and Paris.  OMG Wang Kai in Paris in those gorgeous winter coats!  I’m going to be thinking about Ming Cheng’s college days during all those scenes.  Can we please have a scene where the girl leaves him so he runs out and then kneels in the snow while wearing only a white shirt?  I’m probably expecting too much …
  4. The drama has already been picked up by Sohu, so we won’t have to worry about death-in-the-storage-room .  The drama is produced by Tonghua (BuBuJingxin, Cloud Song, Desert Melody) of Dream Stardom  (Perfect Couple, Destined to Love You )   Continue reading

Photoshoot Friday: June 5, 2015


Zhao Liying is a bride you don’t want to mess with – she’s adorable in this new photoshoot for Bazaar. Meanwhile, Sun Li looks like she could be one of Bai Zihua’s sect sisters, with all the white she’s wearing (p.s: the Legend of Flower is being released June 9), and Du Juan is wonderfully elegant in black and white for Elle. Joe Chen, meanwhile, brings a little more sunlight into her look for L’Officiel. Look below the cut for more pictures.  Continue reading

Weibo Wednesday: January 28, 2015

Ni Ni with a koala for Wonderful Friends show

倪妮V: 下周六首播,我和我“奇妙的朋友”,等的好捉急@奇妙的朋友官微

It’s Ni Ni with a koala! Beautiful + cute, no? If you want to see her interact with more animals, check out Hunan TV’s new reality show Wonderful Friends (奇妙的朋友). The first episode, which you can watch on YouTube, aired on January 24.

Other celebrities on the show include Li Yuchun, Myolie Wu, Du Haitao (the Happy Camp host), Huang Xuan, and Calvin Tu (Wei Hai in the Tiny Times movies).

Next Saturday, watch me and my “wonderful friends,” I’m so anxious with waiting

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Weibo Wednesday: December 31, 2014

Happy last day of the year! We hope that 2014 wraps up well for all of our Cfensi readers, and that 2015 will be an even better year! No earth-shattering news in this Weibo Wednesday round-up, but there are some cute animals and the usual pack of cute kids.

Crystal Liu Yifei with baby elephant

刘亦菲: 它太萌了我受不了

Crystal Liu Yifei hung out with a baby elephant at the beginning of the month. So adorable! Have another photo below the cut:

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Photoshoot Friday: Nostalgia


This Photoshoot Friday is late, but…doesn’t Rhydian Vaughan make up for it? He’s in a shoot with Qi Xi. Also, there’s Zhang Meng and Du Ruoxi rocking the crimson lipstick, and Yang Rong looking adorable in all black. Zhang Xinyi is as stylish as ever, sporting various daring outfits; meanwhile, and Joe Chen is the “cute” type of retro (she has crimson lipstick too, oops). There’s also Yuan Shanshan in black and white, and Wang Fei (p.s, she’s kind of back together with Nicholas Tse?) making a magazine cover. Continue reading

Weibo Wednesday: February 19, 2014

Even though it’s been three weeks since our last round-up, there’s not much to report from the Weibo front. I guess all of our favorite celebs have been too busy having fun during the Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival to waste time on Weibo… which is how the holidays should be spent, amirite?

Anyway, for those of you wondering whether or not you’re a famous Chinese celebrity, here’s an easy litmus test: turn on the TV during the Chinese New Year season and see if you see yourself on the screen. If yes, you’re probably famous, like Vicki Zhao Wei, whose Princess Returning Pearl (还珠格格) has been a Hunan TV staple since it originally aired in 1998. This is reportedly the 15th time the channel has rerun the series.

Vicki Zhao Wei in Huan Zhu Ge Ge

赵薇: 我能说打开电视一惊嘛?这节过得好逗

Can I say that I was startled when I turned on the TV? Very amused this holiday

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The Monkey King in 3D releases trailer, character posters

Making exciting-looking posters has become stuffing as many copies of the Monkey King as we can on it while also preferably using a battle scene as a background.

Much delayed and highly anticipated film The Monkey King in 3D starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok, Joe Chen, Peter Ho, Zhang Zilin, among others has released production goodies, hopefully signifying that this newest release date will actually be the real one.  The Monkey King is yet another spinoff of Journey to the West without the actual journey, this time focusing on the Monkey King wrecking havoc in the heavens.

Trailer below, second trailer here, behind-the-scenes here, and character posters below the cut.

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Wallace Huo is handsome and Yu Zheng needs a spellchecker for Sword(s)man

“No, you absolutely cannot add an s after sword…but you can change the font.”

Maybe I do so many posts on this because it’s so easy to make fun of it. As the broadcast date of Sword(s)man, Yu Zheng’s rendition of Jin Yong’s novel Proud Smiling Wanderer, the stills released reveal the upcoming drama as increasingly game-like. After a brief stint involving make up and a mirror, Wallace Huo becomes manly again as Linghu Cong, ranging from silly to hurt to romantically good at playing a zither under extremely video game-like  lightning (here). Between this and all of the gender-bending twists that Yu Zheng has thrown in, we’re in for an amusing (though possibly painful) ride. Continue reading