Flurry of Activity as C-stars Can Correct Taxes by 2018 Year End and Not be Penalized

The case of top C-actress Fan Bing Bing getting smacked down by the tax hammer neatly fits the Chinese saying about the nail that sticks out the most. For many years running she’s been the top earning Chinese celebrity (by far) so when the Chinese authorities finally decided to crack down on tax fraud of course they were going to start with her. But there’s plenty of other big fish in the pond and reportedly everyone is scrambling right now to avoid the type of high profile negative press that’s sunk Fan Bing Bing. The Chinese tax authorities have announced a “self-report, self-pay” directive that all entertainment stars are to look at their tax filings and if there are any incorrect reporting and associated tax payments, to self-correct and pay the government. This must be done by year end and if so then all will be forgive, i.e. just pay the owed taxes and the government won’t levy an additional penalty. All the top celebs earn money from their own production companies and CF contracts in addition to their day job salary getting paid for acting in dramas and movies so there is a lot to sort through and fix. Time to get some good accountants line up peeps. Continue reading

Charismatic Tropical Themed Official Character Posters for Meteor Garden 2018

The good promo trend continues as pretty official character posters are out for the soon-to-arrive 2018 Chinese and Taiwanese joint production remake of Meteor Garden from 2001. I love these tropical colored posters with the vibrant green and everyone looking … Continue reading

Li Chen Comes to the Rescue of Fiancee Fan Bing Bing’s Epic Drama Win the World After Leading Man Legal Troubles

This isn’t a case of the #MeToo movement but is instead an alleged crime that was reportedly in real life, but the entertainment world consequences are right up the same alley. C-actor Gao Yun Xiang, who is married to C-actress … Continue reading

Meteor Garden 2018 Wraps Filming and Releases Awesome First Look at the Drama

I’m so in! The first teaser is out for Meteor Garden 2018, the TW/C-drama latest adaptation of the perennially popular shoujo manga Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers), and it looks like the ideal summer guilty pleasure drama watch. The … Continue reading