TW-actress Ivy Chen Confirms Pregnancy and Upcoming Wedding to Director Boyfriend

Happy news out of Taiwan – petite and spunky actress Ivy Chen has confirmed the swirling rumors of the past month that she was pregnant and expecting a baby. She is indeed, and on top of that planning an upcoming wedding to her boyfriend of one year and now baby daddy Director Xu Fu Xiang. He’s most famous for directing the critically acclaimed Taiwan drama The Way We Were (16 Summers) with Ruby Lin, and was tapped to direct Meteor Garden 2018 but bowed out earlier this year due to scheduling conflicts. I found directing the weakest part of MG2018 and would have loved to see PD Xu’s take on the cotton candy confection with directorial sensitivity. But I’m thrilled he got to spend more time with his beloved girlfriend and now the couple have a double happiness coming up with wedding and baby. Congrats! Continue reading

Actresses Personify the Ancient Chinese Beauty Look to Varying Degrees of Visual Success

Chinese period story fans are have very very high standards when it comes to opinions about onscreen period beauties. There’s modern beautiful which doesn’t always dovetail with period beauty wondrous, and in between plenty of pretty actresses have flailed in … Continue reading

Top Chinese and Taiwanese Actresses When They were 18 Years Old

A post has been recently making the rounds that collects the way back when pictures of the top Chinese and Taiwanese actresses from their earliest entertainment days. For this group it’s a journey of one to two decades of star … Continue reading

Acclaimed C-actor Chen Jian Bin Nets Triple Win at Star-studded 2014 Golden Horse Awards

The 51st Golden Horse Awards took place last night in Taipei to celebrate the best of film in Greater China for 2014. It was an unprecedented triple win for Chinese actor-director Chen Jian Bin (who walked the red carpet in … Continue reading

The Chinese-language Movie Contingent Beautifully Descends on the Busan Film Festival

It’s early October which means Busan International Film Festival time! There were sooooo many K-stars in attendance my eyes crossed trying to write up something about dresses and suits. How about highlighting the small but impressive Chinese-speaking contingent attending Busan … Continue reading

Ivy Chen Visits Good Friends Joe Cheng and Janine Chang on the Set of You Light Up My Star

The upcoming FTV cable network TW-drama You Light Up My Star has started filming and with it comes the first look at the intriguing drama produced and directed by acclaimed Taiwanese director Qu Yo Ning (Director Winnie). He’s worked with … Continue reading