Ma Tianyu plays baby Jin Dong in grave-robbing drama

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So much must’ve happened for the happy-go-lucky Ma Tianyu to grow up to be the equally pretty but much more somber Jin Dong in the drama version of grave-robbing series The Ghouls 鬼吹灯. That, and a lot of acting school.   Chen Qiao’en plays the female lead (previously portrayed by Yao Chen and Shu Qi).   The drama is set to begin filming next March. No information on which books it  will cover, nor whether the main character will be changed into a decent person as in the drama version of The Lost Tomb.  Come on,  Jin Dong, you just produced a drama about protecting cultural artifacts, you can turn this drama around, right?

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Yang Mi, Li Yifeng Fall in Love Like a Star


Qingxue has finally found her Tusu again!

Yang Mi and Li Yifeng fall in love again in Tony Chan’s Fall in Love Like a Star 怦然星动.  If somewhat unconvincingly given her gorgeousness, Yang Mi plays the “plain” agent who falls in love with her client, the famous star played by Li Yifeng. The film  co-stars Dilireba, Zhang Yunlong, Chen Shu, and Wang Yaoqing. See a second trailer here.

Perfect for fulfilling the fangirl(or boy)’s fantasies of falling in love with their favorite star, celebrity romances seem to be  a popular theme lately.  In addition to this film, there are also two upcoming dramas (Above the Clouds with Chen Xiao and Yuan Shanshan, Rebirth of a Star 重生之名流巨星 with Ma Ke and Zhang Xinyu).

By the way, Yang Mi and Lu Han’s The Witness is currently airing in North America and Europe. Catch it if you can! Both films are produced by Yang Mi’s own workshop.

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Chen Xuedong, Zhang Yixing has an alien baby in “Oh My God”


Showing you that married life is truly a prison.

OMG, a baby that fell from the sky?  Chen Xuedong, Zhang YIxing, Li Xiaolu, and Jiang Wen  star in a rare sci-fi comedy Oh My God 从天儿降. This first film from seasoned film editor Wei Nan is produced by Zhang Ziyi  with Guo Jingming as the art director. It’s set for a December release.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy begins the journey to a new world


One of Chinese literature’s biggest mythical world is finally being brought to life.

An universe with its own stars and creation story,  the mythical land of Novoland 九州 (you may know it as the setting of City of Hopeless Love) is finally getting its first real TV adaptation with  Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记.  The novel by Novoland co-founder Jin Hezai is the first of a series of novels of  set in Novoland to be adapted on the screen.

The story follows the brotherhood of a imprisoned half-human half-spirit prince (Huang Xuan),  an abandoned son of a general (Shawn Dou), and the heir of a slaughtered tribe (Wei Daxun?)  as they uncover the secrets of their past and seek both revenge and justice for the ones they love.

The rest of the stellar cast includes Zhang Jingchu, Wan Qian, Zhou Yiwei,   Yu Haoming, Xu Lu, Zhang Jianing,  Kan Qingzi, Peng Guanying, Gu Xuan, Jiang Qinqin, Wei Daxun, Reyizha, and Wang Qianyuan.

Centertainment Chinglish mini quiz

Does your favorite singers want to “Bang the world” or be your “Super Daddy”?

Take the mini quiz and find out how well you understand the wonderful Chinglish world of our favorite c-entertainment stars. Or just  take the poll because we’re curious.

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Sing My Song Final: At least no one cried?

I can’t believe we’re at the end of this season. Can’t they make this a regular TV program? I honestly wouldn’t mind just watching new artists come up to perform their original songs, competition or not. The winners this season are not surprising. But what’s more important is that everyone seemed to let loose and just had fun :D

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I Am A Singer Ep. 9: Jess Lee eats cherry tomatoes

Crab people, crab people. Taste like crab, talk like people.

Crab people, crab people. Taste like crab, talk like people.

Malaysian singer Jess Lee gasps in surprise as television personality, Rolling Wang (not to be confused with annoying viral chicken video songstress Rollin Wang), rolls into her hotel room with a breakfast cart adorned with breads, milk and fruit. Her eyes remain fixed on the food as he greets her and wishes her a happy new year.

Is that a plate of cherry tomatoes? Who eats just cherry tomatoes?

Is that a plate of cherry tomatoes? Who eats just cherry tomatoes?

Li Jian and his manager, Shen Mengchen, are the first to arrive on the I Am A Singer set. He flicks on the TV to inspect the competition. “Jess Lee,” Shen muses, tapping the remote to reveal her song choice. “Suffering.”
“I’ve never heard that song before,” admits Li Jian. “Have you?”
“No, I haven’t. Let’s put it on now.”
This isn’t the first time a Chinese celebrity has claimed not to know Jess Lee.

Meanwhile, in the halls of HunanTV headquarters, Han Hong examines a poster of Jane Zhang wearing a stunning white and gold dress.

Meanwhile, in the halls of HunanTV headquarters, Han Hong examines a poster of Jane Zhang wearing a stunning white and gold dress.

Some of the contestants are taking naps on their sofas. Li Jian and The One, too tall for the furniture, dangle their limbs off the side. Han Hong fits snuggly within the arm rests.

Li Jian
Bonds 尘缘 by Roman Tam

Li Jian is looking rather snazzy. He’s wearing a charcoal suit with a purple crew-neck tee and pocket square. And a watch on his right hand, oddly enough. I am totally going to steal this look for my next business casual event (I think this qualifies as business casual).

Li Jian’s performances tend to be very hit or miss. This one’s a miss. It’s slow, with no real musical or vocal climax. And that’s typical Li Jian. But it doesn’t have that unique “oomph” that makes Li Jian’s good performances good. His better songs usually come when they’re less piano-driven. Unfortunately, this one is super pianoed-up. It’s altogether a bit dull.

Hey, there’s a Caucasian dude watching the show. I bet we’ll be seeing a lot of him tonight.

It's a good thing there's a white person in the audience. Otherwise, we wouldn't know if our opinions are valid or not.

It’s a good thing there’s a white person in the audience. Otherwise, we wouldn’t know if our opinions are valid or not.

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