Zhong Chuxi and co. stun at Bvlgari event

Zhong Chuxi’s style is so bold and fun and I love it.

Zhong Chuxi, Nazha, Ning Jing, Song Yi, Tang Yixin, and Song Yi are gorgeous at a recent Bvlgari event. The boldness of Bvlgari jewels is a great opportunity for the actresses to stun, and this is easily my choice for best-dressed fashion event this fall yet. Which looks are your favorites?

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Live Stages Round-Up

Bai Bing, Ning Jing, Wang Likun, Yu Kewei and Wang Feifei are definitely making waves in this zhongguofeng-styled banger.

R1SE in a rendition of Roles have no big or small 角儿无大小. This is really their best style – mostly rap + some opera. Yan Xujia and He Luoluo are missing for college examinations. Yan Xujia got into Beijing Film Academy, not sure about He Luoluo. Congrats to Yan Xujia for being the final member of X-Fire to get accepted into college!

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30 actresses and singers join girl group reality show

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Now this is my type of show! Woman Like Me / Sisters Who Make Waves 乘风破浪的姐姐 (lit. translation) is aimed at forming a mature-age girl group, and I am loving all the contestants (full list below) and producer Huang Xiaoming after watching the first episode.

The variety show airs every Friday at 12pm on Mango TV, and will be up on YouTube shortly thereafter.

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Promo Round-up: The Legend of Haolan

Upcoming palace intrigue drama The Legend of Haolan stars Wu Jinyan as Li Haolan, a former noble lady of the Zhao state who is first a concubine to merchant-turned-politician Lv Buwei (Nie Yuan) before marrying the future ruler of the Qin state Ying Yiren (Mao Zijun).

The 63 episode drama will release two episodes every Saturday to Tuesday on iQiyi / MZTV beginning tonight. Members get an 8 episode head start.

Opening theme song by Lu Hu and Huang Yali
Ending theme song by Gao Yu’er

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National Treasures come alive in new CCTV program starring Tony Leung, Wang Kai and more

National Treasure 国家宝藏  will showcase 27 historical artifacts from 29 different museums across the country with the help of “protectors” (listed below), who will then present the story behind each piece in a short stage performance.

Actors / hosts featured: Zhang Guoli, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Wang Kai, Liu Tao, Li Chen, Duan Yihong, Wang Gang, He Jiong, Ma Su, Qin Hailu, Chen Xiao, Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Liu Yijun, Guo Tao, Lei Jiayin, Guan Xiaotong, Sa Beining, Cai Guoqing, Ren Zhong, Ning Jing

Theme song: A Thousand Years in One Glance 一眼千年 – Na Ying

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Lady of the Dynasty releases trailer and stills

Fan Bingbing really does have a thing for famous Tang dynasty women.  This is the second time she’s played Yang Guifei.

Lady of the Dynasty has released a trailer and is set to release on July 30th.  This rendition of Yang Guifei stars Fan Bingbing, Leon Lai, Wu Chun, Joan Chen, Ning Jing, and random white guy Steve Boergadine.

More stills below the cut.

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Divas Hit the Road releases promos

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Suitcases , the preferred method of timetravelling.

Traveling reality show  Divas Hit the Road released posters and cast of  Zheng Shuang, Jing Boran, Yang Yang, Ivy Chen, Xu Qing, Ning Jing, and Mao A’min.   A set of photos of the crew pillow-fighting in London was also released after a fanvideo of them circulated.

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Ivy Chen and Yang Yang clearly did not communicate on the theme of the photo.

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Zheng Shuang, Jing Boran, Ivy Chen, Yang Yang Hit the Road

Don't try this at home, kids.  Strings are not edible, and stabbing yourself definitely does not lets you timetravel.
Don’t try this at home, kids. Strings are not edible, and stabbing yourself definitely does not let you timetravel.

Love Across Time‘s  Zheng Shuang and Jing Boran reunite once more in Season 2 of Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年. Joining them will be Ivy Chen,  Yang Yang (male),  actress Ning Jing, singer Mao Amin, and Season 1’s Xu Qing.  The cast has been rumored for a while, but was only confirmed this week as filming begun in the U.K.

Season 1 was a drama-fest, and Season 2 definitely promises to be no less than that, especially with not only a major ship coming on board, four young singles, and the return of drama princess  Xu Qing.

While you’re waiting,  Sisters Over Flowers has begun airing with Aarif Rahman, Victoria Song, Ma Tianyu,  Lin Zhiling, Wang Lin, Xu Fan, and Xi Meijuan in Turkey.