Ge You and Zhang Ziyi’s period noir film set for release

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Set in 1930s Shanghai, The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史 stars Ge You (Gone with the Bullets) as Mr. Lu, a powerful and murderous gangster who embarks on quest for revenge after his wife and children are killed by Japanese officials.

N.B.: Some of the dialogue is spoken in the Shanghai dialect.

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Photoshoot Friday: Leading ladies for Vogue


Ten of China’s leading ladies graced Vogue, and each of them individually posed for 2 – 3 pictures (included inside the shoot). This makes for some thirty photos total, featuring actresses Zhao Wei, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Tang Wei, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, models Liu Wen and Du Juan, and singer Li YuchunContinue reading

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

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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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Photoshoot Friday: July 31, 2015

Shu Qi rocks such an amazing “nv xia” (female knight-errant, female paladin) look in this new photo shoot for Bazaar – must have something to with her upcoming movie The Assassin (Nie Ying Niang – she plays the titular character). Bai Baihe chills at the beach, while Zhang Ziyi wears brightly colored furs. Fan Bingbing stuns a her self for Self magazine. Look below the cut for more pictures.  Continue reading

Zhang Ziyi designs for I Pinco Pallino, also engaged

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Actress Zhang Ziyi, who is not marrying a drone but singer Wang Feng, was a guest designer for Italian children’s fashion brand I Pinco Pallino. Pictured is a dress she designed. Who looks cuter in the dress, her or the girl?

The actress is currently filming The History of the Disappearance of Romance 罗曼蒂克消亡史/浮生如梦 with Ge You, Wallace Chung, and Yuan Quan. She’s also co-producing sci-fi comedy Baby from the Universe 从天儿降  with Guo Jingming.

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Wang Feng proposed to Zhang Ziyi in front of family and friends, including Wang Leehom, Guo Jingming, Chen Xuedong, Han Geng, Na Ying, etc .

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Photoshoot Friday: December 19, 2014


With her side-parted red hair in that photoshoot for L’Officiel, super model Sui He reminds me of Jessica Rabbit. She’s surrounded by superstars this week: Zhang Ziyi looks like she’s ready for an evening party, while Ni Ni seems like she just wants to cuddle with a book. Gao Yuanyuan looks like she’s having fun, stuns for Elle, while Fan Bingbing looks as glamorous as ever. Look below the cut for more pictures.  Continue reading

Republican-era coming of age film, Forever Young, releases stills

Is this really Sun Quan from Red Cliff? He looks younger, now that almost two millenium have passed..

Upcoming film Forever Young无问西东 doesn’t go easy on the star power. In the exact opposite of what usually happens during Photoshoot Fridays, Zhang Ziyi is outnumbered by males, aka Huang Xiaoming, Wang Leehom, Chang Chen, and Chen Chusheng in what appears to be a Republican era movie.

Here, four youths with different experiences and paths come to walk on the same path (surprise, surprise). Chen Chusheng’s character starts off principled and strong willed, but quickly becomes lost; Wang Leehom’s character carries heavy luggage, bearing the hopes of others with each step he takes. Meanwhile, Huang Xiaoming’s character’s steps are stopped by love, for there are people who must be taken care of. The more troubled Chang Chen’s character feels, the calmer he appears. All of them seek to find their ideal self, and on their journey, they experience love/hate/etc, life and death, numerous struggles…

All in all, Forever Young 无问西东 offers the promise of another coming-of-age story (but…a pretty one, woohoo!) The film is directed by Li Fangfang; more stills below the cut.

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Zhang Ziyi for Bazaar

Zhang Ziyi is as elegant as ever in stylish long dresses for Bazaar (Gong Li, you’re not the only one who pulls off Instagram filters). Watch out for her upcoming movie Forever Young无问西东 with Huang Xiaoming, Wang Leehom, Chang Chen, and Chen Chusheng, and her role in John Woo’s film The Crossing. Look below for more pictures; look forward to more stills and details from us in the future.  Continue reading

Fan Bingbing is still China’s biggest star

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Fan Bingbing tops the Forbes China Celebrity List for the second year in a row, which means I get to reuse the same photo as last year.

Riding on her foray into Hollywood, actress Fan Bingbing has retained her top-ranking position on the Forbes China Celebrity List. The list, which ranks the top 100 Chinese celebrities based on media exposure and income, sees more Mainland stars this year than ever before, with 60 (or so) of the listees basing their careers in Mainland China. Aside from a handful of actors, however, the biggest A-listers were overwhelming from Hong Kong or Taiwan, with 14 of the top 20 hailing from either of the two islands.

According to Forbes, Fan raked in nearly $20 million last year, putting her on par with Jennifer Aniston and Kanye West. The celebrity with the deepest pockets, Jay Chou, banked $25 million, around the same as Ben Affleck or Buffy creator and Avengers director Joss Whedon.
Despite the success of China’s biggest stars (this year’s top 10 took home $20 million more than last year’s), the overall earnings of the Celebrity 100 decreased for a second consecutive year, accumulating $65 million less wealth than the year before. However, the celebrities still managed to bring home more than half a billion dollars between them.

Actors and actresses made up the bulk of the list, accounting for 72 of the celebrities. It is common for celebrities to both sing and act in the Chinese entertainment industry, however, and several were identified as both.
Of the 29 singers and musical groups on the list, only six were from Mainland China. Of those six, five were involved in reality television singing competitions, with the exception of Hong Kong-launched Faye Wong.
Mainland Pianists Lang Lang and Li Yundi maintained their presence on the list, with Li (ranked 56) overtaking Lang Lang (57) for the first time.

New entrants to the list include Tiny Times author Guo Jingming who debuted at 27, model Zhang Liang of Where Are We Going, Dad? fame, and I Am A Singer runner-up G.E.M and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko just sneaking onto the list at 91 and 97 respectively.

Meanwhile, notable dropouts include Taiwanese film director Ang Lee (previously ranked 29), Hong Kong funnyman Stephen Chow (24), Jet Li (41), Nobel laureate Mo Yan (16), Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang (31), former Super Junior member Han Geng (87), and Super Girls Chris Li (15) and Jane Zhang (45).

Rank Name   Income (million RMB) Income (million USD) Income rank
1 Fan Bingbing 范冰冰 122 19.5 4
2 Andy Lau 刘德华 89 14.2 5
3 Jay Chou 周杰伦 156.5 25.0 1
4 Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明 66.5 10.6 10
5 Zhang Ziyi 章子怡 56 9.0 14
6 Yang Mi 杨幂 52 8.3 18
7 Lin Chi-ling 林志玲 60 9.6 13
8 Li Na 李娜 141.5 22.6 2
9 Nicky Wu 吴奇隆 67 10.7 9
10 Jackie Chan 成龙 54 8.6 17

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