Promo Round-up: Midnight Diner

The C-remake of Midnight Diner stars Huang Lei (A Love For Separation) as the owner of the late night restaurant, and will comprise of 24 heart-warming stories. The full cast list can be found here.

The 40 episode drama begins airing tonight.

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Chinese remake of Midnight Diner releases trailer

Here’s a trailer for Midnight Diner, the official remake of Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe. Huang Lei (variety show Happy Life) takes on the role of the mysterious Master, the owner of a restaurant that only accepts customers between midnight and 7am.

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Weibo Wednesday: October 21, 2015

Tang Yan with moon cake

唐嫣: 今天你们都吃了什么口味呀?[色][馋嘴][耶]

During this past round-up, our favorite celebrities celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (aka the Moon Festival) and got up to some other shenanigans. Kicking us off is Tang Yan and her picture-perfect moon cake. She’s currently filming the movie Bounty Hunter (赏金猎人) and will follow that up with the drama The Princess Weiyoung (锦绣未央). As always, keeping busy.

What flavor [of moon cake] did you all eat today?

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“Bu Bu Jing Xin” Movie Reveals First Look at Princes

Ivy Chen and Tony Yang in Time to Love/Bu Bu Jing Xin

I’m sorry, even Tony Yang can’t pull off the Qing queue that well.

The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心), officially titled Time to Love, unveiled a new trailer and some new stills recently, with the highlight being our first close-ups of Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, who play Fourth Prince and Fourteenth Prince respectively.

Unlike the previously released preview, which suggested that female lead Zhang Xiaowen (Ivy Chen) traveled back in time after a failed suicide attempt, the new trailer shows her accidentally slipping in the bathtub and awakening in the Qing Dynasty as Maertai Ruoxi. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of her burgeoning romances with the logical and reliable Fourth Prince and the romantic and fun-loving Fourteenth Prince.

Time to Love opens in theaters on August 20, just in time for the Qixi Festival (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”). Trailer and more stills below.

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Divas Hit the Road releases promos

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Suitcases , the preferred method of timetravelling.

Traveling reality show  Divas Hit the Road released posters and cast of  Zheng Shuang, Jing Boran, Yang Yang, Ivy Chen, Xu Qing, Ning Jing, and Mao A’min.   A set of photos of the crew pillow-fighting in London was also released after a fanvideo of them circulated.

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Ivy Chen and Yang Yang clearly did not communicate on the theme of the photo.

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Zheng Shuang, Jing Boran, Ivy Chen, Yang Yang Hit the Road

Don't try this at home, kids.  Strings are not edible, and stabbing yourself definitely does not lets you timetravel.

Don’t try this at home, kids. Strings are not edible, and stabbing yourself definitely does not let you timetravel.

Love Across Time‘s  Zheng Shuang and Jing Boran reunite once more in Season 2 of Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年. Joining them will be Ivy Chen,  Yang Yang (male),  actress Ning Jing, singer Mao Amin, and Season 1’s Xu Qing.  The cast has been rumored for a while, but was only confirmed this week as filming begun in the U.K.

Season 1 was a drama-fest, and Season 2 definitely promises to be no less than that, especially with not only a major ship coming on board, four young singles, and the return of drama princess  Xu Qing.

While you’re waiting,  Sisters Over Flowers has begun airing with Aarif Rahman, Victoria Song, Ma Tianyu,  Lin Zhiling, Wang Lin, Xu Fan, and Xi Meijuan in Turkey.

Weibo Wednesday: April 11, 2015

Apologies for the really short round-up this time, but quality over quantity, right? Also, cats.

Hu Ge with cat

胡歌: 《伪装者》第四十一天—-你以为不下来就是猫头鹰了吗 你飞一个我看看[喵喵]

Hu Ge, who is currently filming for the suspense/spy drama The Disguiser (伪装者), shared a funny conversation with this cat. Keep in mind that the first character in “owl” (mao tou ying) is the same character for “cat” (mao).

Day 41 of The Disguiser—- Do you think that just because you won’t come down, that makes you an owl? Try flying, let me see.

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“Bu Bu Jing Xin” Movie Unveils First Stills

Ivy Chen stars as Maertai Ruoxi in movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin.

Our first look at Ivy Chen as Maertai Ruoxi.

The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心) finally released its first set of stills, as well as a short preview, giving viewers their first glimpse of female lead Ivy Chen, who plays Zhang Xiaowen, a lonely young woman who accidentally time travels back to the Qing Dynasty.

The preview of the film, officially titled Time to Love, gives off an interesting fairy-tale-like atmosphere, complete with pretty lights and shiny carousels. Unlike the original novel by Tong Hua and the previous drama adaptation, Zhang Xiaowen’s trip to the Qing Dynasty appears to be triggered by a deliberate drowning in the bathtub, rather than an accidental traffic incident and electrocution.

Time to Love began filming in November of last year and recently wrapped up filming. The movie also stars Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, though still no word has been given on which characters they will portray. Currently in post-production, Time to Love is expected to open in theaters in the second half of 2015.

Check out the preview below, as well as more stills and posters behind the cut.

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Weibo Wednesday: January 7, 2015

Happy 2015! A quick round-up this week — I expect that the next Weibo Wednesday will be several weeks from now, so enjoy your fill while you can.

Gao Yuanyuan, as posted by Mark Chao

HERO趙又廷: 別差評了 this is my wife

Mark Chao used the last few hours of 2014 to post a photo of his wife, Gao Yuanyuan. The couple officially got married at the end of November. Also of note is that Mark’s post was #1314 on his Weibo, which is significant because “1314” sounds like “all my life” in Mandarin.

Don’t criticize her. This is my wife.

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