Lin Chi Ling May or May Not Have Performed Entire Ballet and Synchronized Swimming Performance at Lunar New Year Gala, But It Was Still Beautifully Done

Tuesday February 5th was lunar new year for 2019, ushering in the year of the pig and of course CCTV put on the Spring Gala performance that is the biggest stage of the year for C-stars. Performances are recorded beforehand though some appear to be live but the exquisite “Blossoming” titled performance with Taiwanese model Lin Chi Ling could only be filmed beforehand. The title Blossoming refers to flowers in bloom or the idea that spring blossoms from the cold winter freeze, and the thematic elements of the show were all about flowers blooming done via the performers or floral elements.

It was a ballet and synchronized swimming dance that was very skillfully choreographed and everyone was impressed at how Lin Chi Ling pulled it off. Of course the next day came word that she used a body double, and then everyone was mad at her. The third day her agency clarified that 90% of the performance was done by her personally and the rest was due to the request of the director to use a body double. I’m lulzing at the speed of praise-criticism-understanding that happens so often, I’m just park myself at enjoying this very pretty air/land/water show. Continue reading

Crystal Liu Leads Off Actress Contingent at Red Carpet at the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival

This past weekend was the kick off red carpet of the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, only in its 7th year since starting in 2011 and with plenty of catch up needed to rival the biggest Asian film festival granddaddy … Continue reading

Glamorous Stars Out in Full at the 2016 Annual Bazaar China Star Charity Night Event

Chinese-speaking entertainments best and brightest stars were out in mega force this past Friday for the annual Bazaar Star Charity Night. There were so many pretty faces and fashionable attire it’s impossible to pick a post topper so I’ll go … Continue reading

The Assassin Leads the Big Win at the 52nd Annual Golden Horse Awards

The glitz and glamour of big film awards didn’t just descend in Seoul this weekend for the Grand Bell Awards, down South a few hours Taipei hosted the 52nd annual Golden Horse Awards, the most prestigious film awards in Chinese-language … Continue reading

Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy Tie the Knot in Lavish Wedding Ceremony Attended by Bevy of A-list Stars

Money was clearly no limitation for the lavish and star-studded wedding ceremony of top Chinese stars Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy. It was as luxurious and over-the-top as Jay Chou‘s nuptials to Hannah Quinlivan last year, minus only the English castle … Continue reading