Huang Xiaoming’s “Cruel Romance” to Air March 3

Is it really that romantic to lay your head on your significant other’s shoulder? At least Huang Xiaoming isn’t playing piano like Hawick Lau was whenever Tang Yan did that to him in Lady & Liar.

The Republican-era romantic drama Cruel Romance (锦绣缘华丽冒险), starring Huang Xiaoming and Chen Qiao’en, has finally gotten an air date. The series will be broadcast on Hunan TV starting March 3, after The Legend of Fragrance finishes its run.

Based on the novel The Fate of Jinxiu (锦绣缘), Cruel Romance has been highly anticipated by fans of Huang Xiaoming and Chen Qiao’en, who had a brief collaboration in the movie Breaking the Waves (激浪青春). The drama is helmed by Taiwanese director Lin Helong, who is mostly known for Taiwanese idol dramas like Devil Beside You, Wish to See You Again, and Love or Bread.

Cruel Romance recently released its opening theme song, simply titled “Fate” (缘), which is sung by Huang Xiaoming. I usually like his songs because he tends to get good songwriters, but he’s definitely straining his voice in this one. *sigh* The lyrics were penned by the drama’s producers, Huan Yue and Huang Bin (who is also Xiaoming’s manager).

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Weibo Wednesday: February 18, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year! For some of us, it’s not yet February 19, but I guess that just means we’ll get an extended day of celebration. C: Treat yourself to one of Jimmy Lin‘s red envelopes featuring his son, Kimi~

Jimmy Lin with red envelope featuring son Kimi Lin

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Happy New Year. It’s time to pass out the red envelopes!

Most of our favorite celebrities are enjoying the holiday at home, which means not as many Weibo updates regarding the New Year. But here’s what some of them have been up to the past three weeks…

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Tang Yan Takes Over January with Double Drama Release

Tang Yan looking gorgeous in gorgeous dresses next to gorgeous men.

January marks the release of two highly anticipated dramas starring Tang Yan: My Sunshine (何以笙箫默) and Lady & Liar (千金女贼). My Sunshine will begin airing today, January 10, and is scheduled to finish its run near the end of the month, just in time for the premiere of Lady & Liar, which will start its broadcast on January 27.

Based off a novel of the same name, My Sunshine stars Tang Yan and Wallace Chung as ex-university-sweethearts whose paths have not crossed for seven years. The series recently unveiled its ending theme song, “Why Love” (何以爱情,) performed by Wallace Chung. It’s uploaded to Croton Media’s official YouTube channel, which will hopefully have episodes of My Sunshine available in a timely fashion.

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The Lady & The Liar brings together love rivals

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Self-claimed “love rivals (for Yang Mi)” Tang Yan and Hawick Lau join Yang Rong and Tony Yang for switcheroo Republican series The Lady & The Liar. A set of film-qualitied posters, some of the best I’ve seen recently for a drama outside of eeMedia, were released recently for the Shanghai TV Festival. A trailer also exists, but is not yet released to the public.
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Tang Yan, Yang Rong Exchange Lives in “The Lady & The Liar”

Tang Yan looks like she would fit right in with Disney’s Frozen.

The upcoming mainland drama The Lady & The Liar will take us back to 1930s Shanghai, as we follow Jiang Xin (Tang Yan) on her quest to be reunited with her family. Originally the heiress of a well-off family, Jiang Xin went missing for years. When she is discovered and on the cusp of returning home, she loses her memory in a freak accident, and her identity is stolen by female thief Du Xiaohan (Yang Rong).

Xiaohan then takes on Jiang Xin’s life, while Jiang Xin falls into the hands of mafia boss Bai Zhengji (Hawick Lau), who conceals her past in order to keep her by his side. In the meantime, Jiang Xin’s previous lover, the blind Sheng Jiewen (Tony Yang), desperately searches for her.

The Lady & The Liar is currently still filming in Shanghai, though it’s expected to start airing sometime this year. Check out a deluge of gorgeous stills behind the cut, like this one of the liar Du Xiaohan. How do you think she compares to the lady?

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