Nanjing Girls: Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Yang Zishan, Mei Ting, Bonnie Chen

Actresses Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Yang ZIshan, Mei Ting, and model Bonnie Chen brings us to their childhoods in Nanjing in this series of photos by Nanjing-born photographer Yin Chao.

I only really made this post for this cute BTS photo of Ni Ni eating watermelon.

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Promo Round-up: The Rise of Phoenixes

The Rise of Phoenixes tells of the heart-wrenching romance between the descendants of two royal families who are destined to become enemies, and the political machinations that are bound to push them further apart.

Starring Chen Kun, Ni Ni, Zhao Lixin, Ni Dahong, Yuan Hong, Wang Ou and Bai Jingting, the 70 episode drama airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight. Raw episodes will be uploaded by Croton, and it may also appear on Netflix US.

Updated Character Introductions and Extended Synopsis

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The Rise of Phoenixes confirms air date, releases new previews and stills

Chen Kun and Ni Ni’s The Rise of Phoenixes has released two TV spots, a bunch of new stills, and also gotten itself a new native title of 天盛长歌 (lit. The Golden Age of Tiansheng). The 70 episode drama is confirmed to air as a daily drama from August 14th.

I am 95% confident the drama has a sad ending in store for us just based on the last line: “I swear upon my father’s grave that regardless of the circumstance I am in, I shall never marry Ning Yi.”

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Ni Ni and Jing Boran are both now single

The most separately photogenic couple, Jing Boran and Ni Ni, have just announced on Weibo they broke up in May. I don’t usually post break-up news but I’ll take any opportunity to put up  pictures of either of them.

Here are some gifs of Jing Boran in Geneva and a minivideo and photoshoot aka car ad starring Ni Ni and Jin Dachuan. It’s a part of series that also has minivideos/ads starring Gao YunyuanYang Mi, Zhou Dongyu, and Zhong Chuxi.

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Photoshoot Round-up: Gardens and blossoms

Li Qin did a prettier if less creative botanical photoshoot in the same garden as Yang Caiyu. Meanwhile, birthday girl Dilraba not only went to a garden, but also dressed in florals.  Ni Ni and Li Yuchun are decked out in Gucci in a garden in  France.  Banana Culture trainees and Tang Yan go on picnic, Finally, while not in a garden, Wang Junkai celebrates the last of spring with a kite on a hill.

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Under the cherry blossoms with Yang Mi and Ni Ni

Yang Mi and Ni Ni did separate photo shoots in Kyoto, and Chen Man was the photographer for both. They’re also starring in period romance dramas Legend of Fuyao and The Rise of Phoenixes respectively, and both shows are tentatively scheduled for a Summer broadcast.

Which photo shoot do you like more?

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