China Tax Authority Summons 17 Top Stars to Meeting with mid-December Deadline to Repay Owed Taxes

The list is out and there are 17 names on it. The good news is that if a star’s name is on it that means said star is an A-lister and one of the top earners in C-ent. The bad news is that the stars on the list were just summoned by the Chinese tax authorities for a meeting and given the deadline to repay owed taxes by December 15th. That’s two weeks ago and the owed taxes are reported in the billions of RMB. The names are on the list are: Yang Mi, married stars Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming, married actors Deng Cao and Sun Li, Zhao Li Ying, Kris Wu (Wu Yi Fan), Zhao Wei, Dilraba Dilmurat, Zhang Zi Yi and her rocker husband Wang Feng, Luhan, veteran actors Xu Zheng and Huang Bo, director Wu Jing, Chen Si Cheng, and actress Tong Li Ya. At this point it’s clear Fan Bing Bing was not the only one misreporting her income and with so many A-list names on this list it’s time to just accept that all the top-earning stars are tax evaders and move on after they pay their penance. Continue reading

Fierce Battle Between C-actresses Yang Zhi and Dilraba Dilmurat to be the 2018 Golden Eagle Goddess

The battle is fierce to be the 7th member of the exclusive Golden Eagle Goddess ranks, even if it means being decked out in enough gold, sparkles, and sequins to blind good taste. The biennial Golden Eagle Awards celebrates China’s … Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … Continue reading

Fashion Goes Playful as Does the Prize at the 2017 C-star Awards

I love self-deprecation especially in the entertainment industry since it can get too pompous and self-congratulatory. The 2017 C-star Awards were a blast to watch because it was just stars being sincerely thankful to be popular and having fun being … Continue reading

C-stars Mostly a Miss at the 2017 Elle Style Awards with Standouts Being Ni Ni and Liu Wen

It’s a rarity for C-ent to miss this broadly across the board, with only a few standouts, but I guess percentage wise it’s impossible to always be on point even with fashion. At the 2017 Elle Style Awards which took … Continue reading

Production Team of Three Lives Three Worlds Readies New Period Drama with Vic Zhou and Dilraba Dilmurat

With so much well-deserved love for the C-drama adaptation of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms, the production team behind that beautifully filmed fantasy drama is already filming it’s next colorful period piece. With the Chinese title Fiery Flames … Continue reading

Yang Mi Shines in First Drama Stills of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms

I’ve always preferred traditional wuxia dramas over the skewing younger fantasy wuxia with more special effects that come across like an RPG visual. It’s pretty telling that many of the recent years fantasy wuxia dramas have been adopted from popular … Continue reading

Yang Mi and Mark Chao are Stunning in Official Stills from C-drama Version of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms

Now this is what I call looking good for a fantasy wuxia conceptual character posters. The first official goodies are out for the C-drama adaptation of popular fantasy period novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms. This is … Continue reading

Stars Descend on the 2015 TV Drama Awards Honoring the Best of Mainland Chinese Dramas

This weekend in Beijing was the 7th Annual TV Drama Awards, showcasing the splashiest and buzziest Mainland Chinese dramas of 2015. I would say best of the bunch but so many award categories seem to be based on popularity even … Continue reading