The film adaptation of Xiao Ding’s xianxia novel of the same name, Jade Dynasty 诛仙 stars Xiao Zhan (The Untamed) as the ordinary protagonist who gets embroiled in the battle between good and evil.Continue reading
After over ten years of being in love, Tang Yixin and Zhang Ruoyun finally held their fairytale wedding this weekend at the Adare Manor in Ireland. Joining them were bridesmaids Li Qin, Shen Mengchen, and Victoria Song Qian, groomsmen Liu Haoran, Jing Boran, and Guo Qilin, and emcee Ma Sichun. Jing Boran caught the bouquet but gave it to Ma Sichun. Not sure what’s the proper superstition here, so we’ll have to wait and see which one of them gets married first.Continue reading
Rom-com couple Zhang Ruoyun and Tang Yixin will finally tie the know on June 27th. The two met ten years ago when Zhang Ruoyun was driving and stopped at a traffic light. Tang Yixin was crossing the street and Zhang Ruoyun immediately fell in love. The two have been together ever since. Tang Yixin’s stage name is even a couple name with Zhang Ruoyun (艺昕 and 若昀 both have 艹 and 日). Congrats!
Tang Yixin plays a newbie fashion buyer to Zhai Tianlin’s fashion designer in upcoming rom-com Miss Buyer 买定离手我爱你. Li Yuan plays Tang Yixin’s mentor and Zhai Tianlian’s ex. The story seems to follow a pretty generic Cinderella mold, but it’s written by one of my favorite scriptwriters, Zhang Wei (The Legend of Lu Zhen, The Legend of Ban Shu, Grow Up ), so it could be really good. Plus I’ve recently discovered Zhai Tianlin actually does really well playing slightly psychotic but mostly adorable uptight boss types, so I’m actually excited he’s doing more idol dramas.
Trailer below and character posters below the cut.
Out of all the subplots in The Advisors Alliance 2, I’m probably most excited about the showdown between Zhuge Liang (Wang Luoyong) and Sima Yi (Wu Xiubo), as well as the Sima family’s descent into darkness and coup against Cao Wei (that just made me sound sadistic).Growling Tiger, Roaring Dragon will begin airing tonight on Youku.
Character Teasers (playlist):
Tang Yixin (The Advisors Alliance) plays Dong’ge, the most beautiful woman in the Jurchen tribes who gets involved in a love triangle with Nurhaci and his sons. She’ll fall in love with Daishan, played by Zhang Rui, and then his younger brother Huang Taiji (who was actually still a kid at this point in the original novel), played by Raymond Lam, and also gets caught up in a dangerous game of politics.
(Turn on CC for subs)
The guests at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Charity Gala is a who’s who of Chinese actors this year. Here are some of the stars on the red carpet, including Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Lu Han, Angelababy, Yao Chen, Chris Li Yuchun, Ni Ni, Jing Boran, Zhang Ruoyun, Tang Yixin, Zhang Lanxin, Jiang Xin, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden, Wang Ziwen, Li Xiaolu, Jia Nailiang, Ying’er, Aarif Lee, Zhao Liying, Qiao Xin, Zhang Yunlong, Zhang Binbin, Li Yundi, Chen Xuedong, Ruby Lin, Wallace Huo, Ady An Yixuan, Shawn Dou Xiao, etc. There were a lot more stars (like Fan Bingbing’s boyfriend Li Chen, Angelababy’s husband Huang Xiaoming), but their outfits were boring.
Clothes identification from : Starstylefashion@Weibo , clothes from the Bazaar Weibo or the star’s own Weibo’s (this is fair because both are PS’ed anyways) .
Michelle Chen, Shen Mengchen, Jiang Xin, Tang Yixin, Victoria Song, law student Xu Jiru, and a random white woman are in Up Idol 我们来了2, but more importantly, the amazing director Peng Youlun filmed them. Here are the two most visually stunning ones:
Episode 3, scene X: Yang Xiu , the ambitious antagonist in the first few episodes, had just kicked off a dying Sima Yi into the river. He is relieved, proud of what he has accomplished.
When he is left alone , he turns to see his hands in the dimming night. There’s blood on his hands. He realizes what he has done, betraying his father’s trust and hope for a Han alliance, murdering at least two men. He screams into the night.
The scene is representative of how The Advisors Alliance 军师联盟 has so far treated its characters – as complex and contradicting human beings.
With a rich set of characters, a fast-paced plot, thoughtful but colloquial dialogue, and just the right amount of romance and humor mixed in, The Advisors Alliance is probably the best scripted ancient drama in the past couple of years. Continue reading
The Advisors Alliance takes viewers to the ever-popular Three Kingdoms era, and this time the entire story will be told from Sima Yi’s (Wu Xiubo) perspective. Liu Tao (Ode to Joy 2) plays his fierce wife Zhang Chunhua while Janine Chang (Midnight Diner) plays Bai Lingyun, a spy from the Cao faction and Sima Yi’s concubine. Xiao Shunyao and Tan Jianci from M.I.C. costar as sons Sima Shi and Sima Zhao.
On the other side we have the Cao household, led by Yu Hewei (I Am Not Madame Bovary) as warlord Cao Cao and Li Chen (variety show Keep Running) as Cao Pi. Tang Yixin (Psychologist) and Zhang Zhixi (Three Heroes and Five Gallants) star as the latter’s consorts.