Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the World releases trailer

Gender equality means it’s time for the guys to have sexy period baths.

Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the World has released more stills and a trailer, starring Han DongjunGulnazar, Zheng YuanchangXiao Caiqi, and Jin Chen.  Remember that this drama is supposed to be based on the RPG Chinese Paladin 5 (The Legend of Sword and Fairy 5).  Trailer of the original game for comparison.

More stills below the cut.
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Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the World begins filming

Compared to previous Tangren RPG dramas, I think I see improvements in costuming…

Chinese Paladin 5: Clouds of the World has released its first stills.  Starring Han DongjunGulnazar, Zheng YuanchangXiao Caiqi, and Jin Chen,  here is to another Tangren RPG-based drama.

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China’s New Variety Show ‘Real Hero’ To Air July 10th

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Which one of those is not a noun?

Real Hero 真心英雄,’ China’s newest variety show to air July 10th, is a spin-off off of South Korea’s ‘Infinite Challenge’ and ‘X-Man’, where a team of celebrities are given strenuous physical and mental challenges to complete in a short amount of time. Watching the trailer, it seems that the challenges include diving through a pool of plastic balls, parachuting into the sky, a giant tug of war, hamster ball fighting, wrestling, and lots of good ‘ol variety show style drama.

This season’s team features Chen Xuedong, Joe Cheng,  Zhang Jie, Zhu Yawen, Tong Dawei, and Yang Kun,  with Guo Jingming as a guest star in ep 1. The theme of this show, according to the show creators at Jiangsu TV,  is to show the audience what it takes to be a real hero, and how we can be them in our everyday lives.

Take a look at the trailer for the show:

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The Queens releases Tarot card posters

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Singer Annie Yi makes her directorial debut with The Queens 我是女王, which follows the lives of three best friends (Song Hye-kyo, Joe Chen, and Wu Junmei) as they try to gain control of their own lives. The film also stars Shawn Dou, Joe Cheng, Jerry Yang, Jiang Wu, and guest stars newly-weds Annie Yi and Qin Hao. The film is set for a November 6th release. Trailer below and character posters below the cut and here.


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Tsui Hark and Zhang Yuqi attend Joe Cheng’s Play

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I apologize up front for calling Design for Living Joe Cheng’s play, but he is probably the draw for a lot of people, and probably the person most people know, at least for those who come to this site. For the famous people in attendance however, the big draw was mostly Sylvia Chang, a veteran director in Taiwan. The director and one of the lead actresses of “Not All Women are Bad” were spotted attending the play Design for Living in Beijing. Taiwanese music mogul Jonathan Lee (Fusion’s management), and Chinese sixth generation director Tian Zhuangzhuang were also in attendance.

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Looks Like Someone Won Something at the Golden Bell Awards

Would you rather get a kiss from Joe Cheng or win Best Television Actress at the Golden Bell Awards? Some lucky people can have both. Yes, Ariel nabbed the highly competitive prize this year against the likes of Joe Chen Qiao En(heavily favored), Rainie Yang and Angela Chang.

Kind of lazy to post the pics, but more are here

Joe and Ariel’s Press Conference for New Drama

Joe and Ariel had a little press conference for their new drama, “My Love Bread”, which was formerly known as Trillionare Bread, which I think I had translated as something totally off before. Whatever. They had finished all of the shooting in Taiwan in the last months three months, and have gone to the mainland for a 3-day shoot, in Hangzhou, so this may actually be airing quite soon.

Wu Jianfei, who got famous through the 2006 “My Hero” competition in China is going to be part of the cast as well, playing Ariel’s character’s ex. Wu Jianfei already has a budding career in Taiwan, with his latest CD being released there and having Selina (of SHE)’s sister star in his MV but to be honest, it’s not sold that well, and hopefully this will give him some more exposure. Unfortunate that he doesn’t act as well as he sings.

The curious thing about this is that Taiwan has, or at least had, a policy banning mainland actors being in Taiwanese movies or dramas. I wonder if this has changed gradually since Ma Ying-Jou has stepped into office and what this means for the future of collabs between the two. I think it would do both places some good actually because mainland dramas can be a little too serious at times, and Taiwan’s a little too silly.

Joe Cheng and Ariel Lin Brave Typhoons for Filming

Joe Cheng and Ariel Lin of It Started With A Kiss fame have teamed up again for a new drama, My Millionare, where no one is actually a millionare it seems. The plot details are still a little fuzzy for me. They showed how hard actors need to work to reach deadlines by filming recently in the middle of Typhoon Jang Mi, which has already cost hundreds of millions of property damage for Taiwan. Maybe that’s why no one is a real millionare in the series.