Attention Actors posters and stills round-up

Peng Xiaoran and Huang Junjie reenacts The Legend of Demon Cat

From classics like Daming Palace/Palace of Desire and Chinese Paladin to recent films like The Legend of Demon Cat and Cry Me a Sad River, Tencent’s new acting competition Attention, Actors 演员倾就位 combines the best of I am an actor and Phantastic by capturing the actors for a TV performance rather than on stage while still maintaining an one-take rule. Featuring directors Chen Kaige, Li Shaohong, Vicki Zhao Wei, and Guo Jingming, the resulting segments are on average far more watchable than the other two.

Plus, they have some great stills and posters that are better than many dramas and film posters that are wallpaper-worthy. You can watch episode two English subbed here. Zhang Yunlong and Chen Xiaoyun act out Romance in the Rain:

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Photoshoot Friday: Monochrome Clothing

Not only is this “Photoshoot Friday” not being released on Friday…Han Xue‘s pictures here aren’t actually from a photo shoot, but were so nice I didn’t realize they were stills from her new 1930s Shanghai drama Home of a Lady 淑女之家. (produced through her own studio – power to all those lady stars founding their own productions!) “Real” photo shoots in this round come from those like Fan Rui, glittering in white. There’s also Daniel Chan, handsome in black, and Jiang Hong, in various shades of purple and violet. Ming Dao plays the yang for Daniel’s yin, chalked up in white. Look under the cut for more pictures! (more…)

SOP Queen releases new posters for Taiwanese premier

Drama SOP Queen is finally airing in Taiwan in October, and along with the airing are pretty new posters of the leads Chen Qiao’en, Zhang Han, Godfrey Gao and Coco Jiang!  The drama will be airing on the prime time drama spot on Sundays on FTV, marking the first time for Zhang Han to be making it on the premier drama spot in Taiwan.  Chen Qiao’en an Godfrey Gao has also started doing promotions for the series. (more…)

News Roundup 7/25/09 – 8/2/09

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Fusion Band

After being inactive for half a year, Fusion will be back with a second album. When asked why the long absence, their company said that they’ve been concentrating on their next album which is reaching the end stages of its production. Now they’ll be starting performances again to warm up for their new release.

This is probably the best music news in this batch, the rest are just sad ones about company matters.

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Zhang Jiani and Mingdao reminds you to Always Smile!

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Even if Meteor Shower fails, which it might or might not since eeMedia is Hunan TV’s most unpredictable segment, Hunan TV is sure to keep up its quality of self-made dramas with Always Smile! Starring Zhang Jiani in her second Hunan drama lead, Mingdao in his nth drama and Ma Ke in all his funniness, Always Smile! will air on June the 27th on, surprise, Hunan Satellite TV!. You can read the synopsis here.


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Time to witness a miracle

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“And now, it’s time to witness a miracle.”

With those words, Liu Qian aka Lu Chen ends his performance like he always does.  Liu Qian, China’s favorite magician, was one of the two performers  (the other one being Xiao Shenyang) that made their big break during this year’s CCTV New Year Gala. With his popularity came the rise of magic shows all across China.

The first of those is  Hunan TV’s jin pai mo shu tuan/Golden Magic Troupe. The show, hosted by Wang Han, invites amateur magicians to come and compete for a chance to apprentice one of the four judges – Liu Qian and three magicians from Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico. Think Super Girls/Boys for magicians.

Allen Su sings and composes the theme song, It’s the Magic. Download the MP3 here.

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Chinese Celebrities When They Were Young

I said I would do a special fun post in exchange for someone making my banner when site hit 10,000. Well, here it is as promised, although nobody ever made me a banner. :( This is still incomplete…I don’t have a few people in here, and I wanted to put an after pic of everyone, but I got way too tired of that so I only put some for some people I didn’t think people would know (like all the mainland guys apparently), but eventually I will update this and make it the most comprehensive Chinese celeb baby picture list ever.

Love or hate her, you’ve got to admit Liu Yifei was one of the most adorable children ever.

More of cute adorable children behind the cut. I think it’s really rare for Chinese people to do plastic surgery (as of now) so this won’t be one of those “spot the differences” posts. This took a lot of time and effort to put together, so PLEASE DO NOT COPY AND POST ANYWHERE ELSE, w/o permission.

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