Chinese Teen Actor Wu Lei Headlines First Drama Lead Role in Wuxia Epic Fights Break Sphere with Jelly Lin

C-ent’s puppy love for teen actor Wu Lei will get a treat and a test at the same time when his first major leading role in wuxia C-drama Fights Break Sphere (斗破苍穹) comes out later this year. It’s yet another nth adaptation of a wuxia novel and this one sounds just like Louis Cha‘s bread and butter of a young martial arts master on his hero making journey, with plenty of ladies, rivals, sage masters, and one true soulmate along the way. Wu Lei is only 17 years old and is currently on the Yoo Seung Ho trajectory, but if he doesn’t show that he can hold down the fort in a major epic drama then it’s going to be a huge letdown for folks who have him in such high hopes. His leading lady in Fights Break Sphere is 20 year old movie actress Jelly Lin (Lin Yun) who got her big break as one of Stephen Chow’s leading ladies that he shoots into the stratosphere by casting in his hit movies, and in this case it was the 2016 box office smash The Mermaid. This drama looks visually solid from the character stills, and maybe it’s the layers but Wu Lei has morphed from scrawny teen to substantial young leading man. Continue reading

Kris and Zhao Li Ying Crowned King and Queen of the 2016 Weibo Awards in Beijing

Nothing looks as good as having a hottie doting fiancee by one side, and the star couple of Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen were definitely the major standout at the just held Weibo Awards in China. I feel like K-ent … 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

Stars and More Stars Descend on China’s Fun and Fab iQiyi 2016 Award’s Show

Now this is how I call throwing a fun awards show shindig. One of China’s top streaming sites iQiyi hosted the 2016 All-star Carnival this past weekend and it appeared all the It Stars showed up, and then some. There … Continue reading