Entertainment Update: Dramas, movies, music, and fashion

Hey everyone! I’m back since I only have one exam and it’s 2 weeks away. This will be my first entertainment update in awhile.

FIRST THINGS FIRST, dramas

  • The Brightest Star in the Night Sky is an upcoming musical drama starring Huang Zitao (Chinese Odyssey, The Negotiator). His female lead is rumoured to be Janice Wu (My Amazing Boyfriend). It is the first Chinese musical drama, which will feature Tao’s songs. Filming begins June 2017 (after Tao’s Promise Tour) and will take place in Los Angeles and Beijing. This drama is the story of a young girl (Janice Wu) who joins an entertainment agency to pursue her dreams. It’s there where she meets and falls in love with the CEO (Tao). To be broadcast on Hunan TV as it’s one of their productions. Last year, Princess Agents was their summer production. This year, this drama is.

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  • Meteor Garden is getting a remake (to be filmed in 2018)! The original Taiwanese drama (2001) starred Jerry Yan, Barbie Hsu, Vic Chou, Ken Chu, and Vanness Wu. No names are attached to this remake yet

  • Ode to Joy 2 is to be released May 11th!! Here are some stills to tide you over until then…

  • Operation Love is to be released on April 24th and released new stills ahead of its release! I’m highly anticipating this romance/fantasy/time-travel drama, it’s Lay‘s first drama as the lead. He starts off as a baseball player

  • Fighter of the Destiny will be released April 17th! This drama is Luhan‘s first ever drama and his female lead is Gulinazha (The Classic of Mountains and Seas, First Love). Wu Qian also stars as his best friend

  • Flowers Withering Flowers Flying Covering the Sky starring Peter Ho, Viann Zhang, Zhu Yilong, and Zhu Zixiao released new stills today

  • One of the new remakes of Madame White Snake starring Yang Zi and Ren Jialun released new stills

And now, MOVIES

  • Brotherhood of Blades II starring Chang Chen, Yang Mi and Zhang Yi is slated to hit theatres August 11th and has released stills! It only started filming April 3rd

  • Edge of Innocence is to be released May 27th. Although Tao has had 2 movies released this past year, this is his first as the lead. It’s a thriller with some romance

His female lead is Yang Caiyu whose godfather is also Liu Yifei‘s godfather

MUSIC

The 17th Top Chinese Music Festival (音乐风云榜), the equivalent of the Billboard Music Awards, took place April 9th. This year, its spokesperson was Tao.

Guests included Chen Xiang, Shang Wenjie, SNH48, YH Boys, Xu Song, Ouyang Nana, and Tao

Chen Xiang

Ouyang Nana (on the right)

SNH48

Xu Song

Tao won All-Around Artist

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Huang Zitao (TAO) announced his 2017 tour and its first four stops. Its official name is the Promise Tour based on the yet-to-be released theme song that is also titled Promise. The single will be released April 21st.

Street fashion

Zhang Ruoyun

Ren Jialun

Mark Chao

Huang Zitao at Jackie Chan’s 63rd birthday party

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Airport fashion

Zhao Liying (cause I miss her! I hope she has a nice break, then films a drama!!)

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10 thoughts on “Entertainment Update: Dramas, movies, music, and fashion

  1. Hold up, does this mean Ode to Joy 2 is out already? Where can I watch it?

    A musical drama? sounds interesting

    There are already enough remakes of Meteor Garden, no more please

    What the hell did they make Zhang Ruo Yun wear?

    I miss Liying too, also I need to get my hands on one of those teas she is endorsing with Yang Yang, the bottles are adorable. Why can’t my dream OTP be in a drama together? Somebody better make it happen.

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    • May 11th! I made a mistake, it’s corrected now 🙂

      I am intrigued, hopefully it’s good. Fingers crossed!

      Haha, who knows?! It’s hard keeping up with the latest fashion trend

      I miss her so much!! I want to film another drama so I will be able to see more of her. Yang Yang and Liying is my dream OTP too!!! Let’s hope that they get cast in a drama together. Liying has said that she would like to work with him!

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  2. Taiwan is remaking Meteor Garden? It is actually a welcome addition, if they pull it off well. I don’t mind seeing some fresh faces. I do hope that they removed some of the most cliched tropes and breathe new life into this proven formula!

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  3. Am i in the minority when I say the more Meteor Garden remakes the better? It’s just such an enjoyable watch, I’d look forward to see what the new cast can do.

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    • I saw that! Super excited for the drama!!! 😄

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      • SO EXCITED! I loved the first season of Ode to Joy. Although if they are following the novel, this season will be very sad…

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        • Oooh did not know that this was based off of a novel. Interesting.
          The trailer looks very emotional already…CAN’t WAIT!!
          It’s been awhile since I’m this excited for a drama! Hahah

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