Double Exposure: Yao Chen in White for Cosmopolitan

Cfensi is currently, gradually working on uploading posts from the dramaaddicts site to our current WordPress platform (you can find these recovered posts by looking at cfensistaff posts here). Most will be filed under their original publish date, but some photo shoots are pretty enough to warrant a “re-run.”

Side note: I remember thinking that this photoshoot was gorgeous the first time I posted it, and love that I have a chance to post it again! 
JUNE 19, 2012 | POSTED IN MAINLAND CHINA,PHOTOSHOOT, TAGGED YAO CHEN In addition to participating in a breezy summer shoot for Cosmopolitan, Weibo queen Yao Chen recently flew to Hong Kong to participate in a memorial for refugees and other activities related to World Refugee day. Yao Chen being famous for her charity work and June 20 being World Refugee day, this should be no surprise. There, she attended the opening of an exhibition of pictures of the UN Refugee Agency’s “The African Dream of Home” and renewed her contract as a spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency. (Source) Look under the cut to see the rest of Yao Chen’s shoot for Cosmopolitan. Her new movie with Mark Zhao and Gao Yuanyuan, “Caught in the Web”, is coming out on July 6. Continue reading

The Classic of Mountains and Seas releases stills again

Posture 1 in the book of “How To Get Executed By An Emperor In Court.”

The Classic of Mountains and Seas has released stills again, starring Zhang HanGulinazha, Kenny Kwan, Lan Yingying, Li Chao, Gao Weiguang, Gao Junxian, and Wu Lei.  Keeping fingers crossed that we will get word of a release soon.

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Posters of Zhao Liying and Kimi Qiao Renliang released for Our Ten Years

Remember this photoshoot, where Zhao Liying sported the short bob and Kimi Qiao taunted Chen Xiao? The two will be starring in the upcoming movie Days of Our Own 我们的十年. The movie is supposed to tell of the best ten years of a person’s life – you have the “poser” played by Zhao Liying and the “engineer boy” (or rather, STEM major) played by Kimi Qiao Renliang, together with the “piano goddess” (Wu Yingjie) and a “career man” (Van Fan). A toast to another youth story!

The film will be released on September 2. A short trailer, and more stills underneath the cut.
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The many faces of Yang Guifei

This post may be an excuse to post this picture – another one of the promo photos that Sun Jun took for Lady of the Dynasty.

Xi Shi of the Spring and Autumn period, Wang Zhaojun of the Han dynasty, Diao Chan of the Three Kingdoms era, and Yang Guifei of the Tang dynasty are considered the Four Great Beauties of China. Of these four, Yang Guifei is famed for being quite plump. If we skip all the actresses (and actors) who played her in the iconic opera Gui Fei intoxicated, we’re still looking at some ten different renditions of her character.

The historical Yang Yuhuan (Yuhuan being “Jade Ring”) was born during the Tang dynasty, and was initially married to a Tang dynasty prince. Coincidentally, this prince’s mother had once been a highly favored consort of Tang Xuanzong, and was unable to become empress because she was from the Wu clan, and the Tang court was still shaken from the memory of Wu Zetian’s rule. Tang Xuanzong became enamored of the beautiful Yang Yuhuan, and sent her to a Taoist nunnery so he could marry her instead. Thus, she became Yang Guifei (where Guifei is a title, the highest rank a consort of the Tang dynasty could be without actualy being the empress).  When the An Lushan rebellion broke out, she and the emperor fled, but the soldiers blamed her for the chaos, and she died. Xuanzong later abdicated from the throne.

Which actress do you feel portrayed the famous beauty the best?
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Zhang Xinyu and Zhu Yilong star in Border Town Prodigal

Zhu Yilong is finally on the better end of a love triangle!

I’ve had a soft spot for Zhu Yilong ever since he wooed Yang Rong in Love for Three Lifetimes, and now he’s starring with Zhang Xinyu in upcoming drama 边城浪子 (Border Town Prodigal).

The leader of the Divine Knife sect, Bai Tianyu, was mysteriously ambushed and killed in the border town Plum Nunnery.  Twenty years later, Fu Hongxue (Zhu Yilong), leaves the western regions and returned to the central plains (China) in order to investigate his adopted father’s death. At the same time, Bai Tianyu and Hua Baifeng’s biological son, Ye Kai (Ye Qingbin), also left for the border town. The two find that it was Bai Tianyu’s sworn brother, Ma Kongqun (Qiu Xinzhi), who organized the assassination. (As luck would have it), Ma Kongqun’s beautiful daughter, Ma Suling (Zhang Xinyu) falls for Fu Hongxue, while Ye Kai falls for her…together, they will face Ma Kongqun. Look under the cut for more stills.

Other members of the cast include Chai Biyun, Vincent Jiao Enjun, Gong Mi, and Zhang Junning.

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Ni Ni, Adam Brody star in Andy Tennant romantic comedy

This is great and all, but when are you going to star as Disney's Mulan?

It’s great and all that you’re shooting in New York, but when are you going to star as Disney’s Mulan?

And here’s something different. It already has its first production in the works:Manhattan Love Story, a romantic comedy starring Adrien Brody and Chinese star Ni Ni and directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch). Brody’s Fable House production company, itself a Chinese co-venture, will also produce, and the pic is set to start shooting next month in New York with a $15 million budget. Tennant wrote the script with Rick Parks and Brody.

Read more from Deadline.  I’m jealous of New Yorkers who’ll catch sight of her beauty.

Music videos for Nirvana in Heaven are as gorgeous as the rest of it

In which everyone is obsessed with Hu Ge, and for good reason.

I think that there’s no drama I’m looking forward to more than Nirvana in Fire – Hua Xu Yin, this is how you tastefully add fur to your costumes (it’s Hu Ge who wears the fur, not the other way around!) There’s such a quiet elegance to all of the costumes and the gorgeous filming. It helps, too, that the cast (Hu Ge, Wang Kai, Liu Tao) are amazing, and Hu Ge fits perfectly into his role as a calculating strategist with a major vendetta (and uh, gorgeous face).

Hu Ge is set to sing the (as of now) unreleased theme song, while Wang Kai (Blood, Eternally Crimson 赤血长殷)and Liu Tao (Beauty Bygone 红颜旧)  have both contributed an insert song.  They’re absolutely gorgeous. The drama will be released on September 18th. 

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Double Exposure: Artists come together to promote water conservation with Elle

Cfensi is currently, gradually working on uploading posts from the dramaaddicts site to our current WordPress platform (you can find these recovered posts by looking at cfensistaff posts here). Most will be filed under their original publish date, but some photo shoots are pretty enough to warrant a “re-run.” What were your favorite stars doing 2-3 years ago?


After being asked what her favorite water-related activity was, Wanda replied: “Doing ballet in the water, swimming like a mermaid.”

It turns out that Sun Li wasn’t the only artist who featured in Elle’s July “water” issue. Other artists also joined the cause to promote water conservation, each artist  expressing one aspect of water. Adorable sisters Wanda and the incredibly poetic Linda Li are featured above; Zhou Dongyu and Zhou Xun showed off how pretty rain is. Courtesy of Mark Zhao and Tan Yuanyuan, we were reminded of how essential water is to maintaining good hygiene. Jing Boran, is your secret to such nice looking skin drinking lots of water? Li Quan and Tian Yuan chose to enjoy the simple pleasures that water can bring, while sculptor Xiang Jing expressed the other emotional side of water, tears. Synchronized swimmer Tian Tingting was quite at home as she submerged herself in the water.

Linda Li was able to quote this phrase from Tao Te Ching on the spot (how many eleven year olds do you know who can do that?) – “The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain.” (Translation by Steven Mitchell)

The Gods releases teaser and stills

Did not hear our request for less golden swirlies in stills…  >.<

Korean-Chinese collaboration The Gods has released more stills and a teaser.  Starring Luo Jin, Wang LikunTang Yixin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang Bo, strap yourself in for another drama in the Chinese fantasy genre.

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