Zheng Shuang becomes the first artist to be publicly blacklisted by regulators

Zheng Shuang

Controversial actress Zheng Shuang, best known for her roles in Meteor Shower, Mural and Love O2O, has been condemned and banned, in writing, from future onscreen appearances by television and film regulator NRTA (formerly SARFT). The actress has been making headlines over the past few days for the use of surrogacy in the US (China has a de facto ban on all forms of surrogacy) and allegedly planning to abandon her children, who are currently in the US with her ex-husband.

The regulators have their own double standards when it comes to blacklisting artists, though this is the first time they have published an official editorial. Her upcoming dramas A Chinese Ghost Story (opposite Hou Minghao) and Masked probably won’t be able to broadcast unless they use AI to replace the actress, much like what The Message and The Glorious Era did after Zhao Lixin was quietly blacklisted.

Flashback: Celeb cosplay photoshoot for Sohu series

A flashback to one of my favorite photoshoot series, the Sohu Tribute series that has celebrities cosplaying various famous characters. I still remember totally falling in love with Yang Yang’s twirl here.

Playlist of the videos:

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Happy Chinese New Year! The Round-Up

Rocket Girls

Wishing you a safe and joyous new year! Here’s a round-up of celebrities and casts wishing you (yes, you!) a very happy new year.

May all your biases get cast in the best dramas, all your ships get to collab again, and all the dramas you anticipate air as scheduled!

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Weibo event photoshoot

A set of photoshoots for Weibo’s red carpet event. It seems like all the major fashion awards this year are doing photoshoots and I love them.

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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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Celebrity Schedules: December 2019

Zhang Tian’ai

Round-up of celebrity Decembers schedules put out by their workshops and what drama/film they’re working on right now, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo.

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Huang Xiaoming, Zhou Dongyu, and 15 celebs act out a decade of a Chengdu teahouse for microfilm

Glimpse into a decade of a Chengdu teahouse in this microfilm starring Huang Xiaoming, Zhou Dongyu Wang Ziwen, Zheng Shuang, Wang Kai, Qin Lan, Hu Yitian, Nazha, Ni Ni, Wu Xuanyi, Yamy, Wu Lei, Liu Yanchi, Li Xiaoran, Chen Zhengfei, Liu Xijun, and Jane Zhang.