Part 1 of The Blue Whisper is titled Our First Encounter 驭鲛记之与君初相识 and stars Dilraba as Ji Yunhe, the most powerful demon controller in the valley. She is ordered by Princess Shunde to tame the beautiful merman Changyi (Ren Jialun) and have him do three things: speak the human language, transform the tail into a pair legs and stay absolutely loyal to the princess. Unfortunately, their difference in social status and race leads to several misunderstandings, and their romance takes a melodramatic turn.Continue reading
Photos, stills, and posters that caught our eyes this week. What caught yours?Continue reading
All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.
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Jin Shijia plays a locksmith recruited by the police to solve a series of locked-room mysteries in The Locked Room 上锁的房间, a loose adaptation of the Kei Enomoto series . Joined by police officers played by Chuo Ni and Chen Yilong, he’ll fight against Xiao Shunyao in the latter’s first antagonist role. The Youku exclusive concluded filming this spring and is set for a 2019 release on Youku.
Wu Xiubo was such a big fan of his family in The Advisor’s Alliance that he signed management deals with all the main male characters. That’s right, in addition to Wang Dong (who plays his brother and who you might remember opposite Dilraba in Diamond Lover), Wu Xiubo’s two sons in the series – M.I.C. boyband’s Tan Jianci and Xiao Shunyao- now have acting management deals! Don’t worry, they’re still managed by Taihe music-wise.
During the press conference for the drama on June 8th, Wu Xiubo said that they had looked at many actors for the role of the brothers, but none of them had chemistry with each other. Watching Jianci and Yaoyao eat before their audition, Wu Xiubo was struck by how close they were. “Even by looking from the side, the way they ate and interacted with each other were so much like real brothers. I thought it was so strange,” Wu said. He then gave them a script to read and hired them on the spot. So happy to know that M.I.C. still loves each other (especially given the recent Top Combine fallout).
Following playing Sima Zhao, Jianci stars as the Emperor to the Sima family, Cao Pi , in Tangren’s new Three Kingdoms drama. Meanwhile, post his Sima Shi gig, Yaoyao is currently filming an idol drama with Fan Shiqi.
Congrats, boys! Now please go record your group album already. IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS.
As the boyband with the most racecars per MV, M.I.C. boyband finally landed a car spokesperson deal with Lannia. I’m Young and Possible (Although I keep wanting to sing “I’m Kim Impossible” ) is the third version of the song, following the album version and a magic school
bus version . The MV is so pretty that I’ll forgive the fact that they haven’t released a new group dance song in three years.
two years forever, M.I.C. boyband finally came back as a group for Only One. The gorgeous future bass r&b song is once again produced by themselves. This song is so much better than I expected, and really shows how much they’ve matured musically. It perfectly shows off their perfect voices (Yuehan and Yaoyao’s voices won my heart in this song). Even the MV is so clean and beautiful and not filmed while they’re drunk in a club.
The song will be released as a part of their album SOLO, which will be the gift item of their photo book. My inner Chinese music industry fan died a little on the inside when I read that, and then pre-ordered two copies of their photo album in retail therapy even though I never buy photo albums.
But all the perfection of their voices and faces aside, the real question is … Does Tan Jianci have a U.S. driver’s license or can we blackmail them with this MV?
Celebrities flocked to Weibo this week in order to call followers’ attention to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Ya’an on April 20th. Whether it was sharing ways to help, urging fans to donate their money or time, or simply posting words of comfort, a bunch of stars made noteworthy Weibo posts. We unfortunately can’t reproduce all of them, but hopefully we’ve gotten some of the more memorable ones.
Please keep the people of Ya’an in your thoughts!
Not sure who first came up with the idea for this photo, but He Jiong posted it on his Weibo, along with a message of support:
I just saw this picture, and want to share it with everyone. Let’s jiayou for the beautiful Sichuan!