2015 Forbes China Celebrity Power Ranking: Fan Bing Bing Followed by Many Idol Flower Boys Making the List

C-actress Fan Bing Bing starred in the boobtastic mega hit period C-drama in 2015 called The Empress of China, which makes it even more fitting that she tops the just released 2015 Forbes China Celebrity Power List. Even more impressive is this being her second year in a row at the number one spot, bringing the girl power to the yard and schooling all the men. Right behind her in the power play is singer/actor Jay Chou, who got the most news in the past year for marrying his much younger model girlfriend, followed by actor/chef/entrepreneur Nicholas Tse, who also got the most publicity for getting back together with his much older first love Faye Wong (she also made the Forbes list a bit further down than Nic). Other than the usual suspects on this year’s list, the media is buzzing over all the fresh meat, i.e. young Chinese flower boy singers and actors, that made the list starting with Li Yi Feng through Luhan and Kris and rounded out with William Chan and Lin Geng Xin. Check out the full 1-100 rankings below to see who is a mover-and-shaker in the C-entertainment industry in 2015. Continue reading

TV Report Releases Industry PDs Vote on Best Dramas in Recent Years

I often get asked to recommend dramas but its so hard to gauge what others like or are in the mood for, whereas I watch what floats my boat sometimes in line with the consensus on quality and other times … Continue reading

TV Report Publishes 2015 Industry Insider Power Rankings of K-drama Actors and Actresses

T he 2015 TV Report drama actors and actress power list is out, an annual survey the publication has done since 2013. The survey is compiled by the vote of the Korean drama industry’s top 30 PDs at the main … Continue reading

Korea CF Power Rankings for January 2015 Provide Popularity Snapshot of the Year So Far

I thought the three long haired ladies would remain 1-2-3 for the foreseeable future but already one very well-loved variety superstar has wedged himself between them to start of 2015. The rankings are out for the month of January 2015 … Continue reading

EXO, Kim Soo Hyun, and Kim Yuna Top Forbes Korea Celebrity Top 40 Power Ranking for 2015

The annual Forbes magazine ranking of the top 40 Korean celebrities has just been released, fresh out of the oven and piping hot for perusal. As always, try not to get too worked up if your favorite oppa/unni or bias … Continue reading

Ranking of the Most Buzzed About Stars in China in 2014

I’ve noticed that over the years I’ve been writing about C-dramas, and C-entertainment more and more due to the rise of both the quality as well as the increase in cross-border collaborations. Some folks new to C-dramas, or haven’t even … Continue reading

K-tourism Bureau Polls Japanese Ladies Favorite Korean Entertainers and Dramas in 2014

Most of the attention on exporting K-dramas have shifted to Mainland China in the last two years and for good reason. It’s the largest audience market by size and K-dramas are more naturally digestable due to the similar Asian entertainment … Continue reading