“Time boils everything into rainwater, soaking them, covering the brilliance of the past.” – Time Boiled Rain by Luoluo
The wind blows the rain into blossoms,
time can no longer catch the fairytales of youth
Those dreams in the palms of your youth,
are you still holding them tight?
Guo Jingming-directed film Tiny Times, based on the novel of the same name by Guo Jingming, released its theme song and MV today. The song is sung by singer Yu Kewei and penned by Guo Jingming and Luoluo, another writer under Guo Jingming’s publication company. The movie stars Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Kai Ko, Li Xuedong, Guo Biting, Jiang Chao, etc. Translations of the lyrics below the cut.
Whoever said you needed a gown to wow? Certainly not Li Yuchun.
Singer-actress Li Yuchun wore a stunning Gareth Pugh Spring 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival today for the “Cleopatra” premier. The singer was there as a spokesperson for L’Oréal, which sponsors the event.
X-Factor China is finally getting exciting, with only 12 acts left after last week’s bootcamp and judges’ house elimination. From now on X-Factor will air two episodes per week; in addition, He Jiong will be replacing Zhu Dan as the show MC. A slight spoiler for those who have not watch the bootcamp or judges’ episode, none of the currently signed/active singer made it into Top 12. You can watch the bootcamp episode here, and judges’ house episode here.
The first bootcamp performance came from the quartet now known as HOPE (Liu Yutong, Yang Chengxi, Zhao Jinyan, and Zhu Chenchen). The Berklee College of Music graduate, Liu Yutong, seems to have toned down his full capability to fit into the group dynamic. The quartet turned rock duo Power Station‘s So Be It那就这样吧 into a light upbeat ballad. Watch the cute performance below.
More performance from Bootcamp and Judges’ House below the cut Continue reading →
Li Bingbing will have an acting role in Transformers 4 according to a statement released by director Michael Bay:
“I am excited to have Li Bingbing join our cast and to be shooting portions of the movie in her native China. I have always aspired to work with the best actors and this cast is especially exciting now with the addition of Li.”
Has the fire burnt out all of Yu Haoming’s passion? Or will Spring come again to revive him?
Spring Romance 爱在春天, known as the notorious drama where Yu Haoming and Selina Ren were burnt in an explosion and left hospitalized for months, is back again. Yu Haoming, who decided to pick up where he ended last time, returns as the male lead, the Shanghai Bund jazz musician who falls for the singer Butterfly, this time played by Yuan Shanshan instead of Selina Ren.
The series is set to air on Hunan TV’s weekday nights slot after Female Prime Minister/Legend of Lu Zhen finishes. More photos below the cut. Continue reading →
This week’s playlist includes: a Sichuan all-star dedication to their hometown, a Bibi-style track from Bibi Zhou Bichang, a dance track from Vivi Jiang Yingrong, a retro pop track from Kiki Hu Ling, an English song from Jeno Liu Liyang, a hometown dedication from Ji Jie, a track from post-90s singer/songwriter Ah Qiao, and a track from returning singer Ruan Danqing. In addition, this week’s relevant OSTs include theme songs from Yu Zheng costume drama Female Prime Minister, costume action drama Hero, a modern romance drama Marriage Article 22, and upcoming movie American Dreams in China.
First, Sichuanese artists want to remind you that Sichuan is Still Beautiful. Continue reading →
Even though RTA youth is actually now the same age as many boyband members when they debut, somehow they all continue to look like tweens.
Boy group RTA Youth released a new MV, Classmate/Funny Honey. The MV is actually produced by 13N+ Studio, which is an eeMedia-affiliated visual production company who also does amazing stage visuals (New year concerts and Super Girls 2011) that we can look forward to seeing in this year’s Super Boys. I think they’ve really raised the visual standards for mainland production companies at lower budgets. Some of their other works include Super Girls’ Baby Sister, Su Miaoling’s Time Portrait, Wei Chen’s Moonlight, Zhang Jie’s First Lady, all of which are not super high budget but looks wonderful.
Left-to-right: Show Luo (host), Huang Xiaoming, Han Hong, Coco Lee, Wang Wei-chung
With last season’s American Idol ratings the lowest in the show’s history, Shanghai’s Dragon TV will be hoping the Idol format hasn’t come too late to impact China’s airwaves.
Amongst the latest in a slew of Chinese reality singing contests, the Chinese version of Britain’s Pop Idol will make its debut on Sunday evening. Hosted by Show Luo, Chinese Idol 中国梦之声 is set to feature a panel of celebrity judges, including singers Coco Lee and Han Hong, actor Huang Xiaoming, and Taiwanese television mogul Wang Wei-chung. The program is one of the few Idol productions to have hosted international auditions, so expect to see American, Canadian, and Australian contestants on the show. Continue reading →
Feng Shaofeng and Ni Ni’s future family will be the most adorable thing ever.
As a part of Huayi Brother’s free movie theaters initiative, actors Feng Shaofeng and Ni Ni visited a school in Yunnan to play with the kids at one of the theaters set up and to film a short clip focusing on the dreams of children in underprivileged regions.