Ariel Lin and Zhang Bin Bin Start Filming Period C-drama Legend of Hua Bu Qi

I’m thrilled that TW-actress Ariel Lin is making her first period drama in 5 years after Prince of Lan Ling in 2013. I wrote about her reported casting for this drama earlier and now filming has started for Legend of Hua Bu Qi (literal title translation I am Hua Bu Qi). The earlier casting reports did not name a male lead but it will be C-actor Zhang Bin Bin (Vin Zhang) who was a supporting actor for the hit Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms as the Ghost Lord. Hua Bu Qi is about a pair of marriage swindlers in modern day who fall off a cliff and time travel to the past where she becomes a beggar girl and he’s the heir to a powerful family. They meet again 13 years later and fall in love against the backdrop of their new identities. I’m super stoked for this drama and casting so here’s a great big yay for Ariel’s period drama return in 2018! Continue reading

Top Stars Attend 2017 Golden Horse Awards and Shu Qi Wins the Fashion Red Carpet Yet Again

Taiwan’s biggest movie awards night was this weekend with the 54th annual Golden Horse Awards, feting the best of cinematic achievements in 2017. I haven’t watched a lick of Taiwan or Mainland awards worthy movies this year so I was … Continue reading

Ady An’s Wedding Party of the Year Moves Back to Taiwan for Star-studded Banquet

The festivities have moved from Hawaii back to Taiwan for the final stop in TW-actress Ady An‘s wedding extravaganza of the year. Celebrity weddings can be lavish and over-the-top and Ady’s definitely is up there in terms of how much … Continue reading

Hu Ge Wins Big at the Golden Eagle Awards and Reunites to Present with Former Costar Ariel Lin

The current roster of It Chinese drama stars were present at this past weekend’s 11th Annual Golden Eagle Awards in Beijing, the event started off with this year’s Golden Eagle Goddess Tang Yan striking the same pose as the statuette … Continue reading

Top Stars Attend Michelle Chen and Chen Xiao’s Beijing Wedding

The Beijing wedding of C-actor Chen Xiao to TW-actress Michelle Chen was indeed as star-studded as fans expected considering how well liked and sociable the newlyweds are in the Chinese-speaking entertainment industry. Closest friends like Joe Cheng and Wilbur Pan … Continue reading