C-actor Yuan Hong Welcomes Baby Boy with Actress Wife Zhang Xin Yi

This news totally slipped my radar but a month late isn’t that bad especially to share some happy updates from China rather than the slew of bad news coming out of K-net. Chinese actor Yuan Hong announced the birth of their first born a baby boy with actress wife Zhang Xin Yi this past February 14th. It’s a Valentine’s Day baby and the little thing is already going to break hearts what with wearing a ‘ladies, I have arrived” onesie. The couple has been married since 2016 and continue to work steadily in C-dramas and movies without a hint of scandal, sometimes flying middle of the road steady is the smartest path to longevity in a fast moving business. Congrats to the couple on their bundle of joy! Continue reading

Actresses Personify the Ancient Chinese Beauty Look to Varying Degrees of Visual Success

Chinese period story fans are have very very high standards when it comes to opinions about onscreen period beauties. There’s modern beautiful which doesn’t always dovetail with period beauty wondrous, and in between plenty of pretty actresses have flailed in … Continue reading

Yuan Hong and Zhang Xin Yi’s Reel to Real Romance Period C-drama Princess Jieyou Premieres Feburary 18th

C-dramas remain notoriously hit-or-miss for me, even with last year yielding a bumper crop of watchable ones like Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, and My Sunshine, among others. Overall it’s still mostly duds and the recently started The Imperial Doctress … 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