Chen Qiao En is the Top Taiwan Star Earner Working in Mainland China Followed by Nicky Wu and Bolin Chen

K-drama fans in the last year must’ve truly understood first hand the acquisition power of Mainland China in dictating the entertainment outputs of some of it’s neighbors. Folks in Taiwan have known that for decades but it’s taken an unofficial ban on K-dramas in K-pop in the last year due to the THAAD political beef to show how much Hallyu projects succeed thanks to consumption to China. When that avenue is turned off the financial results are not pretty and it’ll be interesting to see if there’s another generation of K-stars who will head to China to expand their market reach.

For the Taiwanese stars, working in China has long been the next step in career evolution but success isn’t always guaranteed. The results are out for the top earning TW-stars in China for 2017 and it remains the stalwarts of the industry. Chen Qiao En leads the pack following by Nicky Wu, Bolin Chen, Wallace Huo, and Joe Cheng rounding out the top five. All are extremely active in filming and/or producing C-dramas and it’s nice to see a lady out earning her male counterparts. Continue reading

Wallace Huo and Ruby Lin Tie the Knot in Romantic Bali Destination Wedding

And they’re married! Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Huo, or as they are known widely in the Chinese entertainment world – Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo have tied the knot in Bali this weekend surrounded by family, friends, and a … Continue reading

Star Couples Nicky Wu-Liu Shi Shi and Wallace Huo-Ruby Lin Make Couples Appearances this Weekend

It’s double the love this weekend for two big name Chinese entertainment star couples out and about. First came TW-actor and singer Nicky Wu’s Shanghai fan meeting where his famous wife C-actress Liu Shi Shi made a surprise appearance to support … Continue reading

Reunion and Feels Abound at the Bali Wedding of Bu Bu Jing Xin Costars Liu Shi Shi and Nicky Wu

The star-studded Bali destination wedding of C-actress Liu Shi Shi and TW-actor Nicky Wu went off without a hitch this weekend and went an overflow of feels. Every single person there, bride and groom leading the way, looked bursting with … 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

C-stars Fashionably Wow at the Esquire China Man of the Year Gala

The 12th annual Esquire China Man of the Year awards took place in Beijing this week but it ended up being a lady star who stole the night. C-actress Alina Zhang (Zhang Ming) wowed in an exquisite eye-catching dress, accentuated … Continue reading

Newlyweds Liu Shi Shi and Nicky Wu Bask in Well-wishes From Friends and Bu Bu Jing Xin Cast

I caution drama fans not to get too involved with reel to real shipping since the odds are forever against anything happening off screen. It’s like being selected for the Hunger Games, expect to die but at least give it … Continue reading