Fearless Drama Huo Yuanjia Vincent Zhao
Vincent Zhao (The National Hero Qi Ji Guang) and Nikita Mao Linlin (Red Rose) are teaming up to reboot a new drama, Fearless 霍元甲
Hu Ge's manager fired
It was revealed recently that Hu Ge's agent, Yao Yao, was let go from Tangren Film Co Ltd. for violating company rules and regulations that caused serious damage to the reputation of the company and their talent, Hu Ge
Network Traffic Meteor Garden Destiny of White Snake
Despite being the last to premiere among the dramas on this list, Meteor Garden and The Destiny of White Snake are catching up quickly. Both are among the top 5 dramas airing online and recent numbers seem to be indicate that the two shows are in it for the long haul. 
Meteor Garden 2018 Episode 7-8 Recap
Last week, all of us were left hanging when Thomas suddenly visited Shan Cai in school. How will Dao Mingsi react when he sees Shan Cai with another guy? Surprisingly, not as bad as I thought. His love for Shan Cai really is something else.
Zhao Liying take break due to health problems
You might remember that we recently wrote about Zhao Li Ying taking a break to recharge since there wasn't any news of new projects lately. 
Ady An and Chen Ronglian
It's been over a year since Ady An got married to Chen Ronglian in Hawaii, but before their big day, there were reports claiming that Ady An had cheated on him and that their wedding had been called off. Furthermore, the truth was allegedly covered up due to payments made amounting to RMB 80 million. 

On July 17, 2018, Ady An's lawyers issued a statement to say that Ady An has won the libel suit. It has been proven that the rumors were mere fabrications to malign the actress.  
Zhang Yixing Sand Sea The Lost Tomb sequel


With the premiere of Sand Sea 沙海 just days away, another exciting addition to the cast has just been announced. Zhang Yixing who initially played Er Yue Hong in The Mystic Nine guest stars as Jie Yuchen. Both dramas thrive in the same universe based on novels by Nan Pai San Shu 南派三叔, but the connection runs deeper than a simple cameo because Jie Yuchen is in fact the disciple of Er Yue Hong.
Most young celebrities are all-around these days in that they go into acting, singing, dancing and more. For Huang Zitao, he successfully completed a hosting gig for the Chinese version of Producer 101. It looks like he's got one more thing to add to his list of accomplishments now that he's decided to start up his own company - L. Tao Entertainment. 
Dying to Survive Chinese Movie Summer 2018
China is experiencing something of a seismic tremor at the box office ...
Hu Yitian (A Love So Beautiful) and Elaine Zhong Chuxi (Youth) attended the booting ceremony for their new drama Youth Should be Early 青春要早为 on July 15, 2018 in Shanghai.  It is based on a novel by Li Xingjian 李行健 that was published only late last year. The story is about a girl who proposes to her boyfriend on graduation day but gets rejected because the boyfriend wanted to establish himself first. He then goes on to make a career for himself. 
Spy drama Mask continues the strong performance from last week with CSM52 ratings that have not once dipped below 1% since it premiered. Sweet Dreams garnered CSM Nationwide ratings of 2.2% which counts as another series high. After months of inactivity, tv shows at the 10pm slot are starting to show signs of life. Both Meteor Garden 2018 and Legend of Fuyao have managed to break CSM52 ratings of 1%. 

Online rankings continue to be led by Legend of Fuyao and Sweet Dreams. Third place goes to cop drama The Drug Hunter. For a drama that is led by Yu Hewei aka Cao Cao of Advisors Alliance, I expected more in terms of viewership ratings, but it looks like the numbers game really isn't so easy to predict. Meteor Garden 2018 and The Destiny of White Snake come in fourth and fifth place. Both premiered on July 9 and are on their first week.  
Meteor Garden Episode 6 Highlights

With Lei in Paris, Dao Mingsi pulls all the stops to get Shan Cai's attention and it seems to be working. But what if Shan Cai sees someone who resembles Lei? Will she start to realize that her unrequited crush still lingers?
A recent excerpt from a talk show has been circulating lately of a father, Mr. Lee, who's talking about his famous daughter. In the video, the host asked the 65 year old man about his daughter. He claims she is a popular 30 year old actress with over a hundred million net worth but she has refused to meet him or support him financially. 

So what's a father to do when his daughter ignores him completely? You might say move on with your life but Mr. Lee chose a different path. He went on a talk show to air his grievances and to ask his daughter for 50 million yuan in monetary support! 

Some facts that were revealed on the show was that he was separated from his wife when their daughter was only 2 years old and the child went on to live with the mom. It was also revealed that, for a while, he received a monthly stipend from the wife for a year and that he has been 6 months sober.

This has piqued the interests of many and there have been many guesses but t
he netizens have narrowed it down to Mao Xiaotong. Neither she nor Mr. Lee have confirmed this as of writing, but a netizen has also leaked back in March that Mao Xiaotong's father Li Chao was preparing to sue his daughter for abandonment. The production has purposely kept the details of the actress secret to protect her identity. 
Peace in Palace, Peace in Chang An postponed
Peace in Palace, Peace in Chang An 天下长安 which stars Qin Junjie (Spy Hunter) and Zhang Hanyu (Against the Light) was all set to premiere as a primetime drama beginning July 16 on CCTV8. On July 15, an announcement was made to inform viewers that the premiere has been postponed. 
Spiderman Tom Holland F4
So it's really F3 when you think about it. Dylan Wang, Darren Chen and Caesar Wu headed to England for Wimbledon and they ran into Tom Holland aka Spider-Man (uhh.. I love Tom!). This is so random that I never would've imagined a Marvel and Meteor Garden crossover, but it's such a treat. Tom Holland shared their selfie moment on his official weibo page. 
Fan Bingbing racy pictures not her
Fan Bingbing who is engaged to Li Chen has been the victim of recent tabloid headlines like "Fan Bingbing and xxx??" and "Alleged Fan Bingbing intimate pictures exposed."' There were even pictures to back the claim that the actress was indeed sexually involved with another man. Gossip such as this can spread like wildfire and her studio has been quick to issue a response. 
Meteor Garden Episode 5 Recap
If in the last episode, everyone was shy to profess their love, well they sure garnered up doses of courage in episode five. Not only does Lei realize how far he is willing to go for Jing, Dao Mingsi also finally admits that he is hopelessly crushing on Shan Cai. 
The Rap of China Season 2
The Rap of China 中国新说唱 Season 2 premiered with the original coaches and one sparkling addition to the team. In the days leading up to the premiere, there was skepticism on whether it would actually be able to air due to the show's controversial nature, but it seems like the show has managed to clear all hurdles after all.