JJ Lin Writes Song ‘I Pray For You’ For Water Park Explosion Victims

This isn’t the first time JJ Lin has gone out of his way to send his condolences to a grievous disaster by writing a song dedicated to the victims. In 2008, upon hearing about the devastating earthquake that shook Sichuan, he took 2 days without sleeping to compose a beautiful ballad ‘Love And Hope’ in his studio, which he performed with the children of Sichuan.

Last weekend at a water park in Taiwan, a mysterious substance caused a massive fireball to ignite and consume the stage, resulting in the death of one person and the injuries of 500. While many celebrities took to Weibo to send their messages of hope, JJ teamed up with Taiwanese singer and guitarist Wing to compose a beautiful three minute ballad called ‘I Pray For You’ to give encouragement and strength to those affected in the explosion. With both men being Christian, the song ends with a prayer from JJ who asks God to help give strength and ease the suffering of the people. Even to those who aren’t Christian, it’s truly an emotional and touching song, and reminds us all that in times of desperation and injury, we can always turn to music to ease our sufferings.

Lady of the Dynasty releases trailer and stills

Fan Bingbing really does have a thing for famous Tang dynasty women.  This is the second time she’s played Yang Guifei.

Lady of the Dynasty has released a trailer and is set to release on July 30th.  This rendition of Yang Guifei stars Fan Bingbing, Leon Lai, Wu Chun, Joan Chen, Ning Jing, and random white guy Steve Boergadine.

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Music Monday: June 27, 2015

This is the first time where the leader kept switching places. It went from Zhang Bichen’s Nianlun to M.I.C.’s theme for the drama that is still never going to air before settling on Zhang Jie‘s Truth.    Also, I really need someone to convince me that Wang Hao is not planning to host drug parties because everything about his store from their slogan to logo to the trap music screams Chinese-entertainment-ban-for-life.

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WuXin cast has killer looks for modern posters

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Tangren’s best (aka first good) modern poster in years? Yes, please.

Might a drama this year actually have a good plot AND a gorgeous cast? Tangren’s latest drama, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师, looks so good that I don’t even mind not caring for any of the cast.      The drama airs in a web on Sohu. Fingers crossed.

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Photoshoot Friday: June 26, 2015

How do you like to relax (away from your computer?) Are you like Ni Ni, who plays with a goldfish, read on her roof (or porch?), and enjoys her garden in a new photoshoot for Trendshealth? Are you like Fan Bingbing, who reads while drinking milk in her photoshoot for Grazia? Liu Shishi, lounging about a tropical island? Gao Yuanyuan, putting on lipstick, ready to go out? A photographer like Song Jia?

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Zhang Huiwen is a ballerina again in Forever Young

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Fun fact: Zhang Huiwen portrayed an (ex)ballerina in her debut film (Coming Home), and again in this upcoming youth film, but she actually majored in folk dance.

Rising actress Zhang Huiwen (Gong Li and Chen Daoming’s daughter in Coming Home) is co-starring with Li Yifeng in a new movie, Forever Young (literally The Gardenia Blooms). Xu Nuo (Li Yifeng) and Yan Qi (Zhang Huiwen) are a greatly admired couple in college. Xu Nuo is famous for being the lead singer for the band “Gardenia,” while Yan Qi dreams of dancing. She has the opportunity to leave the country and dance abroad, but reality becomes an obstacle, and Xu Nuo tries to cheer her up by preparing a surprise…yet this “surprise” forces these impulsive youths to pay a significant price.

The theme song was sung by Angela Wang Shiling (Dad, Where Are You?) and the director of the movie, He Jiong! Look below the cut for more pictures. Li Yifeng also lends his voice for two theme songs.  Continue reading