Taiwan Stars Out in Force for the 2019 Taipei Film Awards

The Taiwanese acting contingent may be smaller than their expansive Mainland colleagues but it’s always nice to see so many familiar faces stepping out in tandem to support a good cause. This weekend was the 2019 Taipei Film Awards, a more indie offering that suits the Taiwan film industry which has been more indie focused for two decades now. This wasn’t a true big awards red carpet so the fashion ran the gamut from fun pant suits to full ball gowns but nothing stood out for me beyond a lot of exposed backs and legs and many of the ladies having very messy hairstyles and too shiny makeup. It almost felt like a rehearsal run through than the real deal. All that aside, all the big names made an appearance including Ariel Lin, Alice Ke, Ivy Chen, Sonia Sui, Wallace Huo, Vivian Sung, Vivian Hsu, and many more. Continue reading

Chinese Oscars the 2018 Golden Horse Awards Gets Star-studded Attendance and Teary Best Film Win for Young Deceased Director

The last few years have been meh with the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language film equivalent of the Oscars, due to flagging star-studded movies and creativity that also connects with the mass public. This year the ceremony staged a revival … Continue reading

Taiwan and Chinese Top Actresses Aging Beautifully with Success and Happiness Under their Belts

There are always going to be younger and fresher faces in the entertainment industry, not to mention how annoying it is for fans or media to obsesses on actresses aging and/or not getting married. I like to dedicate a post … Continue reading

TVBS Magazine Releases Top-10 Most Powerful Star Ranking in Taiwan

Given that this is just the subjective assessment of one major Taiwanese entertainment publication TVBS Magazine, it’s still pretty darn accurate in my estimation. The power rankings are out for the top Taiwanese entertainers of 2013 with ten selected from … Continue reading

Charity Photo Exhibition Reveals Taiwan Stars Transformed Into Iconic Images

Today was the unveiling of the Da Ren Wu Charity Photo Exhibition in Taipei (da ren wu literally means big person and here it refers to someone famous), where nearly forty of Taiwan’s biggest entertainers participated in an edgy and … Continue reading

Red Carpet Pictures from the 2011 Golden Horse Awards

Taiwan’s most prestigious awards show came and went, and thankfully the results caused no sputtering outrage and mud flinging the way the Golden Bells did last month. Last night’s Golden Horse Awards was a rather muted affair, with some viewers … Continue reading