2019 Weibo Awards Ceremony red carpet round-up

Yang Mi, Liu Yifei, Angelababy, and Tong Liya all being gorgeous

Here’s a round-up of pretty people in outfits that range from gorgeous to questionable. Select list of attendees: Crystal Liu Yifei, Dilraba, Ouyang Nana, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Zheng Shuang, Zhao Liying, Zhang Xueying, Li Bingbing, Deng Enxi, Zhou Dongyu, Tong Liya, Zhang Tian’ai, Victoria Song Qian, Zhang Ruonan, Yang Zi, Song Zu’er, Jing Boran, Li Xian, Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo.

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Promo Round-up: Crocodile and the Plover Bird

Traditional culture meets sustainability in this architecture-themed drama

Crocodile and the Plover Bird 鳄鱼与牙签鸟 stars Zhang Tian’ai as Li Nan’en, a small town girl on exchange in France who has a passion for traditional Chinese culture and buildings. Chen Bolin costars as Zhou Erwen, a stone-faced genius architect who is an advocate for high-tech sustainable architecture. The series airs two eps weekdays on Hunan TV. You can watch it on Youtube here.

Extended synopsis here. Playlist of trailers:

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Held in the Lonely Castle releases more stills

Ren Min in this painting-like photo as the princess Zhao Huirou

Song dynasty drama Held in the Lonely Castle 孤城闭 released a new set of stills to celebrate its five months so far of filming.

Directed by Zhang Kaizhou (The Story of Minglan) , the historical drama is about the Emperor Renzong of Song’s struggle to balance the factions both within and outside his palace while trying to push through new reforms. The series stars Wang Kai, Jiang Shuying, Ren Min, and Bian Cheng.

Ren Min playing a fengshou konghou.

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Zhang Tian’ai, Cao Xiwen, Wu Yue join the cast of Held in the Lonely Castle

Zhang Tian’ai joins the cast as one of the concubines of the Emperor Renzong of Song

Song dynasty drama Held in the Lonely Castle 孤城闭 announced its latest round of cast members, including Zhang Tian’ai, Cao Xiwen, Wu Yue, Xu Lingyue, Zhang Benshuo, Wen Yanbo, and Ding Jiawen.

Directed by Zhang Kaizhou (The Story of Minglan) , the historical drama is about the Emperor Renzong of Song’s struggle to balance the factions both within and outside his palace while trying to push through new reforms. The series stars Wang Kai, Jiang Shuying, Ren Min, and Bian Cheng.

Ding Jiawen plays the princess’ first love.

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