I heeded ya’ll advice and didn’t cram as much into this batch. Blame the Chinese entertainment of never sleeping!
=======> ♦ Press conference for Fan Bing Bing‘s massive historical drama, Win The World (赢天下), based on the story of a Qing Dynasty widow who was named the most successful and richest entrepreneur of the time, Widow Qing. Google tells me her ancestors became rich for digging “elixir.” She was even once rewarded by Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Anyone have more details on this lady? Anything that involves Fan Bing Bing will have to be rich. XD
Beautiful ladies and gentlemen. Main cast includes Gao Yun Xiang, Yan Kuan, Ma Su, Liu Xiao Hu, and Dai Ding.
=======> ♦ Ode To Joy 2 Team B wrapped up filming on the 8th! Congratulations! The ladies together. 🙂
=======> ♦ New stills of Love Lost In Times (醉玲珑) with William Chan and Liu Shi Shi.
=======> ♦ Great Expectations with a line of veterans, followed by Chen Si Cheng, Tong Li Ya, Yuan Hong, and Liu Hao Ran released new stills and a trailer for the epic combination of new and old actors.
=======> ♦ The Journey (寻找前世之旅) has an opening themesong and a few more stills. Starring Ma Ke, Fu Xin Bo, and Zhou Yu Tong. See it on January 16th!
=======> ♦ New stills for Jing Tian‘s Glory of the Tang Dynasty (大唐荣耀) with Allen Ren Jia Lun, Shu Chang, Qin Jun Jie, and Mao Zi Jun. They show a quick scene of the leads sharing a sweet kiss. Aww. So cute.
=======> ♦ After wrapping up The Legend of Cat Demon, Huang Xuan jumps immediately into another movie, Fang Hua (芳华), directed by Feng Xiao Gang (I Am Not Madame Bovary) about a young dancer in the military troupe and his romances with the ladies. Yep, Huang Xuan majored in dance before.
=======> ♦ Yan Kuan‘s Love and Passion (万水千山总是情), a remake of TVB drama invites Damian Lau and Patrick Tse, the latter was the main in the original back in 1982. Yep. Handsome Yan Kuan, along with Qin Lan and Lawrence Wang Guan Yi, Vengo Gao, Yuan Ling Yan and Zhang Bai Jia.
=======> ♦ Longing stills of 10 Years of Spring Wind Can’t Compare to You (春风十里，不如你) with Zhou Dong Yu and Zhang Yi Shan. Ah, very moody and wistful. Approve!
=======> ♦ Rebellious Youth (谁的青春不叛逆) confirms Alan Yu Meng Long, Rachel Mao Xiao Tong, and Liang Da Wei as the leads. Filming to begin 2/10/17. Posters below.
=======> ♦ New stills and new trailer for Song of Phoenix (思美人) with Ma Ke, Qiao Zhen Yu, and Viann Zhang.
=======> ♦ Wallace Chung‘s song for General and I has been subbed by Tranzgeek! Thanks a lot dear! 🙂
=======> ♦ First revealed Themesong to The Legend of the Condor Heroes is sang by Shang Wen Jie, champion of the third season of Super Girl. Listen to it below.
=======> ♦ So You’re Still Here will get a drama adaptation. The movie one has Liu Yi Fei and Kris Wu. Guli Nazha is rumored as the female lead.
=======> ♦ The Ming Brothers from The Disguisers – Hu Ge, Wang Kai, and Jin Dong, will sing a song together at CCTV Spring Festival. Something to look forward to for new year!
=======> ♦ Hawick Lau is attached to a new drama called Beauty’s Game (三个女人一台戏) to begin filming in 3/2017. His rumored leading ladies are Xu Lu, Jiang Yi Yan, and Joyce Jian Ren Zi.
=======> ♦ Ratings for Drama: General and I still reigns (highest is 1.341 on the 9th), followed very closely by Guardian of Beauty (steadily increasing) with Li Xiao Lu and Zhang Yi. A lot of controversies about this project, from using doubles, to high fees, to Angelababy and Wallace Chung only filming together for just 10 days, leaving their scenes to have heavy copy-and-paste green screen stamp. Netizens are unhappy about the poor editing and unprofessional attitude but the production crew says they will proceed according to the law if these untrue rumors persist. Angelababy was 2-month pregnant while filming General and I, hence she filmed less action scenes. Besides filming for other works, both leads were always present to do their scenes. Also, their fees are of normal market price, not skyrocketing like the rumors suggested.
=======> ♦ Despite already wrapping up, Princess Wei Young receives plagiarism complaints from 11 authors. The author replies simply, “The details were created by me. Any similarities to other works are all coincidences.”
=======> ♦ HK media reports that Hu Ge has been declining drama scripts left and right because he wants to study directing in America and want to direct his first drama upon completion of study. Who knows. Why is HK media reporting about Mainland stars? Lol.
=======> ♦ Tina Tang Yi Xin is reported the only female character in the testosterone-fueled movie, Eight Hundred Heroes (战争启示录之八百壮士). Directed by Guan Yu, other big names include Li Yi Feng, Ethan Ruan and Jackson Yi.
=======> ♦ Li Yi Feng becomes the representative for China Children and Teenager’s Fund Foundation under Spring Bud Project. Yi Feng has donated to this foundation on numerous occasions, citing back to 2008. Charity work is always appreciated!
=======> ♦ A new wuxia will begin filming: New Dragon Gate Inn (新龙门客栈) with Ma Ke and Shen Meng Chen. Filming to begin on 1/8/17.
=======> ♦ The New Legend of Madame White Snake has a rumored casting in Yang Zi (White Snake), Mao Xiao Tong (Green Snake), and Allen Ren Jia Lun (Xu Xian).
=======> ♦ Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo‘s baby girl arrives safely on January 6th. Already potential son-in-laws are lining up with Michelle Chen and Chen Xiao‘s baby boy wanting to pay a visit to the little princess. LOL. You pretty people.
For the airing dates of Cdramas in 2017, please visit my master post.
=======> ♦ After Tong Li Ya left the hotel room, her husband, Chen Si Cheng, was caught with two ladies entering his hotel room. They did not leave and he only left the day after…. From Li Ya’s fans, this isn’t his first offense. O_O
=======> ♦ Li Ying’s CFs.
=======> ♦ Li Ying enjoying free time and bicycling with fellow cast members, on her right is with Feng Shao Feng.
=======> ♦ Do you remember this actor by Li Ying’s side? He was Sha Jie Jie’s right hand man in Hua Qian Gu. Actor Ruan Sheng Wen (real name: Ruan Wei Jing) And who would have thought to become very close to Li Ying, close enough for her to recommend him the role in Princess Agents, as well as gave him his new nickname (Ruan Sheng Wen). He says that working side-by-side with her made him understand that fame doesn’t come accidentally (meaning: hard work is put in.) “She was born to become a top actress.”
=======> ♦ Such a cute picture of the “evil” sect doing the cutest thing, teaching Qing Long gege how to do the heart sign.