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idarklight believes that entertainment is a window to culture and a bridge to understanding. She secretly wants to brainwash the world through entertainment, but mostly spends her time looking at pretty things.

The Four cast promotes with modern shoot

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Are their outfits really yellow and white? Or is it blue and black?

Why don’t we have a major “historical” detective transplanted in modern China yet? Because they would look so good, as shown by them in this post-modern (judging by the holographic yellow tape at the crime scene) photoshoot of The Four leads Zhang Han, William Chan, Yang Yang, and Mao Zijun.  The series is set to air next month once RoCH is over.   Also, since Yang Yang is in here, can we make it a musical, too?

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Six faces of Fan Bingbing for Grazia

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If Fan Bingbing on the left and Fan Bingbing on the right acted opposite each other, it would be a pretty awesome show.

From childish to sexy to classy to  androgynous, Fan Bingbing shows  six faces of herself for  Grazia China’s 6th anniversary.    My only complaint is that the androgynous Fan Bingbing this time is not as hot as when she fought droids in the Unfollow ad, but it’ll do. Photos by Chen Man, who also did the Elle cover shoot with Fan Bingbing.

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M.I.C. Jianci, Li Xiangxiang head Tiny Times the Musical

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Can you guess who’s who?

It’s ridiculous how good-looking even the musical cast for Guo Jingming‘s  Time Times is.

The male cast features M.I.C. Jianci, Chinese Idol winner Li Xiangxiang, singer Li Weifeng (Coke Lee), BangBangTang ex-member Wu Sixian, lead of Jin Sha the musical Zhang Qiyuan, China is Listening Third Place Ayunga (he’s my bet for Gongming),  and Chinese Idol contestant Zhang Jie. H.I.T.’s Duan Huangwei will also be in this.

Female leads include Nan Quan Mama‘s Lara, Super Girl Pan Chen (the first actual Shanghainese to play a Tiny Times lead),  and a bunch of Chinese Idol  contestants like Liu Sihan.

Oh, and they also with you a Happy Chinese New Year:

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Holiday Wishlist by Bei’er

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Did you know the choreography for their song was mostly designed by Bei’er?

Bei’er‘s Holiday Wish List via Happy Camp and Youku. Also watch Lu Yi, Bao Lei, and Bei’er’s performance on the Spring Festival Gala below.

  1. When I grow really old, my parents still won’t be old.  When I’m old, they’re only 11. When I’m their age, they’re only 4. When I’m 100, they’re only born, and then they’ll grow up and give birth to me again, and we’ll continue to live together.
  2. Marry a prince
    He Jiong: Are there any princes on Where are we going? Daddy?
    Bei’er: My dad
  3. Always be with the prince and my parents
  4. I want my mom to say I have to wear long dress.
  5. My hair to grow longer all the time and can’t even be cut
  6. When I grow up, I can wear lipstick and climb mountains and go on Where are we going? Dad with the prince.


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“God of War: Zhao Zilong” wishes you a Happy New Year

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Chinese-Korean collab God of War: Zhao Zilong 武神赵子龙 released its first few stills hidden behind a New Year’s Greeting. The cast stars Lin Gengxin as Zhao Zilong, SNSD’s Yoona as made-up character, Gao Yunxiang as Lv Bu, Gulinazha as Diao Chan, Jia Qing, Kim Jeonghoon, and Zhao Hanyingzi.

I’m not sure how I feel about this at all given that the latest Korean collaboration has Zheng Shuang’s outfits looking like they came from Korea 300 years ago instead of Han dynasty China. …

Live on YouTube: CCTV Spring Festival Gala

For the first time ever, you can now watch the CCTV Spring Festival Gala live abroad on YouTube.

Watch it here at 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Beijing Time

Featured artists include Li Yuchun, G.E.M., David Tao, Lu Yi and family, Chang Chen, Wu Jing, Andy Lau, Karen Mok, Liu Tao, Yu Quan, Zhang Fengyi, Duan Yihong, Zhu Yawen, Phoenix Legend, Chopsticks Brothers, Na Ying, Sun Nan,Han Lei, Cai Ming, Pan Changjiang, Feng Gong, Ma Li, Wang Sheng, Miao Qu.  Full program here.

Lu Yi, Bao Lei, Bei’er are too cute

If you haven’t watched Lu Yi‘s Growing Up 长大 yet, you should, because his righteous, sharp-tongued, soft-hearted doctor is ridiculous hot there for some reason, and this is coming from someone who’s never found him super good-looking in the half a dozen dramas I’ve seen with him.

In unrelated cuteness, my heart melted when Bei’er said on Happy Camp she wanted to marry a Prince, but the only Prince she’s met was her dad.

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Li Yifeng, Zhang Huiwen, Jiang Jinfu star in latest youth film

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Ancient Sword lead vs. Xuanyuan Sword lead, who would win in a pillow fight?

 

Li Yifeng, Coming Home‘s Zhang Huiwen, Jiang Jinfu, The Rooftop‘s Li Xin’ai, Yang Mi Workshops Zhang Yunlong, Tiny TimesDu Tianhao, and  Summer of Bubbles the film‘s Zhang Yuxi make a star-studded  cast for the latest youth-themed film – Bloom of Youth  栀子花看 2015.

Hoping to distinguish itself from all the other youth-themed films  reminiscing on the innocence of youth and first love, this film by He Jiong instead going the Disney channel route.  No longer will we see the young loves fall apart and meet years later only to find out the main girl has had an abortion (because seriously, birth control exists),   but instead  the young leads live out the fullest of their lives.

Filming started this month in Thailand.