First stills for Sun Li’s Nothing Gold Can Stay

Stills have been released for the upcoming historical romance drama Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 starring Sun Li (Legend of Mi Yue) as the richest female merchant of the Qing Dynasty and Chen Xiao (Three Heroes and Five Gallants) as her love interest.

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Sun Li, Chen Xiao pair up for historical drama

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Seems like Sun Li isn’t afraid of being typecast just yet.

The success story about Qing Dynasty’s richest female merchant is titled Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆, and stars Sun Li as the main protagonist Zhou Ying. The female-centric story should be familiar territory for the actresswho was most recently a powerful Empress Dowager in Legend of Miyue.

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Chen Xiao returns in The Three Heroes and Five Gallants

… and another drama joins the sudden diarrhea of drama releases… and of course they release the better-looking stills now so I have to give this a chance… RIP sleep…

The Three Heroes and Five Gallants is set going to air tomorrow, February 17th.  Starring Chen XiaoYan YikuanZheng ShuangLiang GuanhuaLiu DekaiXie ZhuMa Shuliang, and Zhang Zhixi, this is weird for me since I’m usually complaining about not having anything to watch or click through.  Now there’s simply too much!

More stills and goodies below the cut.

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The Three Heroes and Five Gallants set to air

Just joining the sudden flood of everything and their mother being released…

The Three Heroes and Five Gallants is set to air on February 17th.  Starring Chen XiaoYan YikuanZheng ShuangLiang GuanhuaLiu DekaiXie ZhuMa Shuliang, and Zhang Zhixi, the story follows the novel of the same name and is set during the Northern Song dynasty.

More stills below the cut.

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Chen Xiao, Yuan Shanshan crossdress for Above The Clouds

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I want to melt in Chen Xiao’s eyes.

These stills of Chen Xiao and Yuan Shanshan in white for upcoming drama Above the Clouds are photoshoot-worthy. The pair looks so much in love, and the choice of Yuan Shanshan painting Chen Xiao’s eyebrows is especially a genius move.

The stills portray a show-in-a-show-in-a-show , where  Chen Xiao plays a modern-day actor playing an Republican era opera actor playing Consort Yuji to Yuan Shanshan’s actress playing an opera actor playing the warlord Xiang Yu.

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Weibo Wednesday: September 23, 2015

This is less of a Weibo Wednesday update and more of round-up of a bunch of celebrities who announced they were dating (or in one case, married) and whom we couldn’t bother devoting an entire post to. Let me know if there are any celebrities you’d like an update from, because the Weibosphere has been a little dry lately, tbh.

Chen Xiao dating Michelle Chen

陈晓: 总有一天,你会跟我姓 [鲜花][兔子][兔子][兔子]@陳妍希michelle

Michelle Chen dating Chen Xiao

陳妍希michelle: @陈晓 [心][心][心][兔子]

Whether you loved or hated The Romance of the Condor Heroes (神雕侠侣), you gotta admit that the way leads Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen went public with their real-life relationship is pretty cute.

Chen Xiao: There will be a day when you will share my surname.

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Song in the Clouds may actually be releasing soon

My main gripe with idol dramas and lots of Yu Zheng’s dramas is that at some point, I start singing “If I Only Had a Brain” nonstop… let’s hope that doesn’t happen again… even if I end up only clicking through this one… >.<

Song in the Clouds looks to be having a possible release on September 13th.  Starring Angelababy, Lu YiChen Xiao, Yang Rong, Du Chun,  and Su Qing, those who are still waiting for this drama will hopefully finally be able to see it air.  Stills, promotional trailers, music, and Yu Zheng’s usual barrage of promotional materials have been released.

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“Tabloid stills” released for upcoming drama “Love, Up in the Air”

The annotations/"headlines" on the poster reveal little bits of the plot - does Chen Xiao love Yuan Shanshan or Meng Jiangjie? (Yuan Shanshan, because she's the main character).

The annotations/”headlines” on the poster reveal little bits of the plot – does Chen Xiao love Yuan Shanshan or Meng Jiangjie? (Yuan Shanshan, because she’s the main character).

Given that Love, Up in the Air/Above the Clouds/CLOUDS (云巅之上) is a drama about the drama between two people as they film drama(s), the new promo stills are rather fitting. The characters of the drama have been introduced, à la tabloid style: Chen Xiao (the in-universe star), Yuan Shanshan (the in-universe wannabe star), Meng Jiangjie (another in-universe star), Guo Xiaodong (a teacher at the institute for stars), Zhang Zhehan (a star singer), Merat (a manager), Zang Hongna (Yuan Shanshan’s in-universe manager), He Hongce (Chen Xiao’s in-universe manager), and Cai Wenjing (a second generation star). (At first glance, I didn’t realize Zhang Zhehan and Merat were featured in the stills).

Asides from the ridiculous premise that sparks the filming of the in-universe “Dong Xian” drama, the drama will feature a story in the modern day, and (so it seems) in the Republican era. Look below the cut for more pictures.
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Chen Xiao and Yuan Shanshan to star in new drama Love, Up in the Air

“Another point for heteronormativity! A fake gay lover is 100% the only way to ignore your wife! “

Source: Yu Zheng’s Weibo
I thought it couldn’t get any worse when Yu Zheng decided to make Lv Zhi and Xiang Yu lovers…but he continues to shock us all. No doubt inspired by Love Across Time, Yu Zheng is also putting together a “story within a story” drama (sans the time travel). Welcome to Love, Up in the Air 云巅之上, where Yuan Shanshan is an aspiring actress (Jian Xi) pitted against Chen Xiao’s cocky A-list celeb. (Oh yeah, she’s also looking for her birth mother in Beijing).

According to the synopsis, archaeologists find the grave of Dong Xian  in 2016, and within it, the truth behind Emperor Ai of Han’s “passion of the cut sleeve.” A famous director reads about the findings and decides to film a movie based off of this story, selecting the big name Tang Fei (Chen Xiao) and the new face Jian Xi (Yuan Shanshan) to play the lead roles. Tang Fei is a guy; Jian Xi is a girl – how do Dong Xian and our meta-story come in? Continue reading