Zhao Liying Feng Shaofeng marriage announcement
Hot off weibo is a surprise announcement from two people whom we all suspected were dating anyway. After endless rumors and repeated sightings, Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng finally confirm that they are indeed together. Not only that, their confirmation also serves as a wedding announcement as they shared their marriage certificates on Oct. 16 which also happens to be Zhao Liying' s birthday. 

While it's taken them a long time to become a reel-to-real couple, the two have known each other and worked together in at least 6 projects way back when Feng Shaofeng was already leading man material and Zhao Liying was simply starting out. They played a couple in Monkey King 3 two years ago and again in The Story of Minglan which they finished filming this year. Now, we really need to watch that. A huge congrats to the happy couple! 
Ivy Chen New York Fashion Week
Slender is not quite the definition for pregnant women. Well, maybe except for Ivy Chen (Romance with the Star). The soon-to-be mother is looking as youthful as ever in recently released photos from New York Fashion Week Spring & Summer 2019. 
Chinese Business Drama Entrepreneurial Age
Lately, c-dramaland is filled with reruns on TV which leaves us with only a handful of dramas on the weekly list. Entrepreneurial Age starring Huang Xuan and Angelababy replaced the time slot taken by Age of Legends. It premiered last Saturday to extreme lows of 0.2%/0.3% according to both CSM52 Cities and CSM Nationwide. Mother's Life continues to lead while The Years You Were Late which airs on Hunan TV continues to lag. The latter had a shorter week due to the Golden Eagle Awards. 

Extreme Youth which is a new car racing drama led by Elvis Han premiered on the 10pm slot, yet it seems to be suffering the same fate with CSM52 ratings at 0.3% and CSMNationwide at 0.1%. 

While Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace retains the lead in web rankings, a number of dramas shifted places within the top 10. Age of Legends and Mother's Life moved up to second and third place. After months in the top 10, the summer hit drama Ashes of Love is replaced by Martial Universe Season 2
There is one episode left for Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace 如懿传. Throughout the journey, the cast and their characters seem to be a hot topic on social media, sometimes for the most random things. Zhang Yuxi appeared in the later episodes as Shui Linglong, a courtesan that becomes a source of conflict between Ruyi and Emperor Qianlong. Apparently, viewers started to pick on her appearance for looking too stiff and implied that she had her face done.
Golden Eagle Awards 2018 Dilraba Li Yifeng
After being chosen as the Golden Eagle Goddess, Dilraba Dilmurat's star proceeded to shine at the 12th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival. She along with Li Yifeng brought home two awards each during the 29th China Golden Eagle Awards. Dilraba won Audience Favorite Actress for Pretty Li Hui Zhen and Most Popular Actress. Li Yifeng won Audience Favorite Actor for Sparrow and Most Popular Actor. 
Story of Yanxi Palace Nie Yuan Qin Lan modern day
Can't get enough of Emperor Qianlong (Nie Yuan) and Empress Fucha (Qin Lan) from the hit Chinese historical drama Story of Yanxi Palace? The two are reunited in the recent issue of Cosmopolitan China.

Emperor Qianlong has many women in his harem, but for me, he and Empress Fucha are the real pair. Lady Fucha is the emperor's first wife from before his ascension. Several historical records mentioned the emperor's great favor of Empress Fucha, even dedicating poems to her name. Sadly, this couple is destined to part due to Empress Fucha's early death. Let's just imagine these photos as the depiction of the royal couples' meeting in modern times.
Zhou Jieqiong Miss Truth Filming
Web dramas have really become an experimental ground for new talents. So many get made every year, and there's always a few that stand out. As I think back to last year's The Eternal Love and this year's Oh My Emperor and Cinderella Chef, one thing that all three have in common is time-travel as a theme. 

Miss Truth 大唐女法医 is an upcoming Youku web series based on the novel The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor. It follows a present day forensic examiner who is reborn in the Tang Dynasty. Zhou Jieqiong takes the lead in her very first drama. With her traditional good looks and skills playing the pipa, it seems natural that she'd be casted for a drama set in ancient China where she'll be getting into some crime-solving action. Taiwanese actor Toby Lee will be playing her leading man. 
Chinese remake Cantabile Youth
Nodame Cantabile is coming to China! The latest adaptation of the original Japanese manga by Tomoko Ninomiya has just started filming. The Chinese drama is titled Cantabile Youth 让全世界都听见 and it stars Steven Zhang Xincheng (My Huckleberry Friends) and Jelly Lin Yun (Battle Through The Heavens). 
Entrepreneurial Age 2018 Chinese TV Series
A geeky programmer and an investment analyst join forces on a technology venture in Entrepreneurial Age 创业时代, a 40-episode Chinese drama directed by An Jian.
First Impressions Korean Drama The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Another remake for the year, and this time it's an adaption of an unconventional and unique Japanese drama.
Dilraba Dilmurat 12th Golden Eagle Festival
I would feel like I'm shortchanging you guys if I didn't report this, so here goes. Dilraba Dilmurat was officially introduced as the new Golden Eagle Goddess of the 12the China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival. Following the bi-annual tradition, she had a flashy entrance as the opening act for the night on a stage that is of course, glittering in gold. 

Thank goodness for weibo and dedicated studios. It was hard to find pictures of the winners from a few years back, there are a lot of pics to see now and a video too. 
Age of Legends Poster
For its series finale, Age of Legends garnered CSM2 ratings of 0.842% and 0.375% on Dragon TV and Zhejiang TV. It has also reached 2 billion views online after 25 days of airing. In this day and age when the numbers game is getting harder to play, it seems that best effort will have to be good enough and the most that one can hope for. Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace and Mother's Life are also ending soon, which should clear the way for some new dramas. 

The New Version of the Condor Heroes Tong Mengshi Mao Xiaohui
Do you remember the casting call for the newest version of Return of the Condor Heroes 新神雕侠侣? There's been quite a few unofficial reports about the cast that's been made official today now that the cast has been introduced. The three main leads are Thomas Tong Mengshi as Yang Guo, Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and Vicky Wen Qi as Guo Xiang. 

Yang Rong I Am An Actor
Yang Rong participated in the Chinese reality show I Am The Actor where contestants are judged for their acting skills. 
The Lost Tomb Chong Qi Cast
First, there was the official announcement of Zhu Yilong's as the new Wu Xie in The Lost Tomb Chong Qi 盗墓笔记重启 which tells another chapter from the tomb-raiding books by Nan Pai San Shu 南派三叔. At this point, I have lost track of how many number of adaptations are out there just because there have been so many. While I am not a fan of the genre, this cast may be too tempting to miss.
6th Golden Eagle Goddess Dilraba Dilmurat
With the 12th Golden Eagle Festival just one day away, the internet debate comes to an end now that Dilraba Dilmurat has been announced as this year's Golden Eagle Goddess. To be honest, it doesn't seem like the honor has anything to do with the candidate's achievements, but rather a prestigious club for a chosen few. 
Typhoon Teens TF Entertainment
Following TFBoys, five trainees have debuted under TF Entertainment as a new boyband called Typhoon Teens. They performed their debut single "Wake Up" in Chongqing this October 7th. TFBoys members Karry Wang, Jackson Yee and Roy Wang congratulated their juniors in support of their new journey. 
Yang Zi Fantasy Genre

Hailed as one of the Four Dan actresses in 2016, Yang Zi is an actress who rose to fame as a child star in Home with Kids, earned praise for Battle of Changsha and starred in notable dramas like Ode to Joy. Yang Zi is at the peak of her career after the success of Ashes of Love that it seems hard to imagine that she experienced many lows before getting to where she is now.