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HKTV dramas compete with TVB

By on November 26th, 2014 | Uncategorized

The Election

We’ve added a new section for HKTV Dramas – the newest Hong Kong television station that has scoped out a lot of former TVB artistes. It’s great to have to more competition as TVB was pretty much monopolizing the TV series scene in Hong Kong since ATV productions usually can’t compete in ratings. HKTV’s dramas appear to look more gritty (versus TVB’s bright and colorful filming), stylistically more like movies, and deals with darker themes.

HKTV’s current dramas are “The Election” and “The Borderline”. “The Election” in particular resonates with Hong Kong’s youth of today as it is highly relevant to the protests going on right now in Hong Kong.


Ethan Ruan in Gap Ad

By on October 8th, 2014 | Uncategorized

Ethan Ruan for Gap

Ethan Ruan @ Gap

Ethan Ruan is spotted in a Gap advertisement for a Fall 2014 collection. Great leather jacket and look!


Upcoming TVB Dramas 2014

By on August 15th, 2014 | Hong Kong Entertainment, TVB

Here’s the lineup of upcoming TVB Dramas for the rest of 2014. Check back here for updates as we add new dramas!

Line Walker poster

Line Walker
Chinese title: 使徒行者
Cast: Michael Miu, Charmaine Sheh, Raymond Lam, Sharon Chan, Elena Kong
Broadcast: August 25 – October 3

All That is Bitter is Sweet

All That is Bitter is Sweet
Chinese title: 大藥坊
Cast: Linda Chung, Ruco Chan, Raymond Wong, Natalie Tong, Pierre Ngo, Sammy Sum, Shirley Yeung, Samantha Ko, Susan Tse, Poon Chi Man
Broadcast: September 8 – October 17

Battle of Tomorrow

The Battle of Tomorrow
Chinese title: 再戰明天
Cast: Lawrence Ng, Kate Tsui, Kenny Wong, Vincent Wong, Tracy Chu, Jacqueline Wong, Josie Ho, Jade Leung
Broadcast: October 6 – October 31


My Love From Another Star Causes Lipstick Shortage [EDITED]

By on April 30th, 2014 | Korean Dramas, Korean Entertainment

My Love From Another Star

Korean drama “My Love From Another Star” spawned a shortage in Yves Saint Laurent’s (YSL) Rouge Pur Couture No. 52 Rosy Coral color lipstick when female fans from all over the world clamored to get the same shade that Jeon Ji Hyun wore in the drama.

It is in such demand that right now you can buy the coveted item on sites like for prices as high as $150. This lipstick typically costs $35 retail.

EDIT: It has been noted that Jeon Ji Hyun did NOT actually wear the YSL brand in the drama, and that it was mistakenly reported to be YSL, causing this confusion of worldwide frenzy for the lipstick. So does that still make you want the YSL lipstick?

Source: Daily Mail

Source: NYMAG


“The Heirs” episode 12 preview

By on November 13th, 2013 | Korean Dramas

Choi Young Do and Eun Sang's meeting

The love triangle continues in “The Heirs”. Choi Young Do finally finds out about the identity of Eun Sang’s mother in episode 12.


The Heirs Korean Drama Episode 11 Preview

By on November 11th, 2013 | Korean Dramas

The Heirs

The latest hot teen Korean romance drama “The Heirs” episode 11 preview. Which camp — Lee Min Ho or Kim Won Bin — are you on?

See synopsis and cast list here.


Fala Chen won’t renew TVB contract despite 8 figure offer from TVB

By on April 8th, 2013 | Chinese Entertainment, Hong Kong Movies

It was reported that TVB actress Fala Chen will not renew her contract with the company, stating that she will be taking an acting class in New York instead.

According to Popular Asians, with her contract with TVB deemed to expire in May, rumour has it that TVB has offered her an 8-digit sum. However, the actress has determined not to renew her contract.

When asked whether she has set her sights outside of TVB once her contract expires, Fala declined to elaborate but stated, “At this stage, nothing is settled yet. I’ve been at TVB for 8 years, and I hope we will maintain a good relationship. There were no unhappy circumstances. It’s just that I’ve filmed so many dramas, and I want to use this time for a break.”

About her decision to take acting class, Fala revealed, “I hope to gain a new perspective in the acting field. In recent years, I discussed acting with co-workers and read many books. However, reading and actually filming are very different.”

“I’ve always wanted to leave the film set and watch different performance platforms to improve myself. I’ve mentioned this to the company before. I’ve planned this for several years and have mentioned this to the company before, so I want to take this chance to refresh myself,” the actress concluded.



Ada Choi welcomes new baby girl

By on March 28th, 2013 | Chinese Entertainment, Hong Kong Entertainment

Ada Choi and husband Max Zhang recently welcomed their second new-born, another baby girl, to the world.
According to Asianpopnews, on 26 March, the actor updated his Weibo with the news of Ada’s delivery, stating, “The Zhang family has a new member! My wife, Ada gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl on 25 March 2013.”
“The Grandmaster” actor added, “It’s not easy for a woman to deal with 10 months pregnancy. Life is such a miracle. Thank God!”

Max also uploaded a photo together with the post, showing his two adorable daughters and lovely wife.
“The Legend Of Zhen Huan” actress later responded jokingly, “A family of three beauties. Max Zhang is the happiest man!”
Ada married Max in 2008 and had their first daughter in May 2011.


Fan Bing Bing to play Blink in upcoming X-Men movie

By on March 18th, 2013 | Hollywood Movies

Director Bryan Singer could not wait to express his excitement for the latest cast of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” as he recently announced that Chinese actress Fan Bingbing will be joining the sequel of the Marvel superhero film prequel, “X-Men: First Class” according to MTV UK.

After making appearance in this year’s summer superhero blockbuster “Iron Man 3″, the Qingdao-born actress got herself another shot in Hollywood by playing teleporting mutant Blink in the film alongside the original cast of “X-Men” (2000) which includes Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, and the stars in “X-Men: First Class” (2011) such as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

Furthermore, Daniel Cudmore will reprise his role as Colossus and “Twilight” star Booboo Stewart has been recruited to play a yet-to-be-announced character in Singer’s directorial effort.

Fan was previously seen in box-office record breaking Chinese films like “Double Exposure” and “Lost In Thailand”. This year, the 31-year-old will be shooting “The Lady In The Portrait”, “The Moon And The Sun” and Empress Wu Ze Tian”. It was also reported that the 2006 Golden Horse Award winner is in talks to star in the sequel of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Singer’s most recent box office success is “Jack The Giant Slayer”, a loose adaptation of “Jack And The Beanstalk” about a farmer boy named Jack who tries to save the princess from the race of giants but unfortunately triggers a war between the humans and giants.

Set in the 1970s, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is set to start production on 18 July 2013.



Kim Tae-hee Confirms She Is Still with Rain

By on March 13th, 2013 | Korean Entertainment

Kim Tae-hee has officially admitted she is in a relationship with superstar Rain, who is currently serving the mandatory military service. Their romance was first reported in early January.

Asked about her relationship with Rain during the press junket for her new SBS series,” Kim said, “We have just started dating and are getting to know each other better, and not much has changed. I was concerned and felt sorry for the crew as news broke on the first day of the new year, prior to shooting of the drama. But Rain told me that my hard work will pay off.”

Earlier this year, Rain was grounded for a week after it was revealed that he had been bunking off military duties to meet up with Kim.