Goodbye My Princess 东宫 is a Chinese drama based on a novel by Fei Wo Si Cun 匪我思存 that runs for 55 episodes. Hopefully, that will be enough to satisfy us drama addicts because the few shots of the main couple are very captivating.
The Family Dong Jie Li-Chun Lee
Quite a few dramas have ended or are ending this weekend. The Family has surpassed 500 million views according to Vlinkage. The total will be higher as the show also streams on iQiYi where views are not accounted for. 

Although the show is on the lower end in online rankings, it has been a consistent ratings leader on TV as it leads up to its series finale this weekend. I don't know anyone watching this though family-oriented dramas seem like the type of show that can resonate with domestic audiences in China. 

Wrap Filming Novoland: Castle in the Sky 2
Novoland: Castle in the Sky 2九州·天空城II has officially wrapped filming. Jeremy Jones completed his scenes a few days earlier while his leading lady Uvin Wang Yuwen only wrapped today. 
What drama is this
We get these types of questions once in a while, but these ones have us completely stumped. Any kind soul who knows, please comment below... thank you:) 
Victor Huang Legend of Kaifeng
Victor Huang in Legend of Kaifeng
I could get used to this trend of actors being casted for the same roles as they're usually tried and tested actors with solid experience. Just like how the 90's Justice Bao got a second life through a remake with the same cast almost twenty years later, Victor Huang Wei-de (Anti-Terrorism Special Forces II) who played the younger Bao Qingtian in the TV series Legend of Kaifeng also reprises his role. 

He is the titular lead in the movie adaptation of Justice Bao 新包青天 produced by Mango Entertainment and Transcend Pictures. It is expected to stream exclusively on Mango TV.
Aaron Yan thanks fans
Last month, Aaron Yan was pushed into the spotlight due to reports that he allegedly cheated on 3 different men. Regardless of the truth, it's a horrible way to be outed to the public, but he truly proved to be a class act in the way he dealt with it. Last night, the singer-actor took to Instagram to write a long message to thank his fans saying that without them, he wouldn't have been able to survive what happened. Translation below.
My Fair Princess 1998 cast
My Fair Princess 1998 Cast
The third remake of My Fair Princess 还珠格格 is back in the headlines after alleged casting requirements for the new Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Zi Wei, Fu Er Kang, Qing Er and Xiao Jian were leaked online. According to the requirements, production is looking for candidates over the age of 18 with good mental health, hardworking and no vices. They must possess - good looks, acting background and the ability to spark trending topics. According to reports, production is leaning towards casting rookies. 

Xu Xiyan Zhu Hanjing Our Glamorous Time
Xu Xiyan in Our Glamorous Time
Things seem to be getting even messier for Our Glamorous Time 你和我的倾城时光 as another actress Xu Xiyan speaks out about the show's real life drama. There were complaints that the story focused too much on the characters Grace and Ning Weikai. Grace is not in the original books by Ding Mo. 

After actress Cao Xiwen who plays Grace typed a long rebuttal to deny that she hogged the screen time for herself, another cast member took to weibo to contradict her. 
X Love Guan Xiaotong Johnny Huang
X Love 月半爱丽丝 is a new movie led by Guan Xiaotong (Sweet Combat) and Johnny Huang (Moonshine and Valentine). Darren Chen (Meteor Garden 2018) who stars in his very first movie is listed as making a special appearance. I'm not sure if that means that he won't be in as many scenes, either way, it seems our resident Huaze Lei will have to settle for second lead again. 
Mao Xiaohui Xiaolongnu
The New Version of the Candor Heroes 新神雕侠侣 has dropped more stills of Thomas Tong Mengshi and Mao XiaohuiI saw it earlier today and decided to post it here in case all you've seen were the posters from yesterday. Those actually caused quite a stir online. Expectations were high for Xiaolongnü to begin with. It's a character described as 'beautiful and elegant beyond convention' in the Jin Yong novels, so it came as a shock when the first look at the new Xiaolongnü was of her beneath layers of heavy shading applied to her photo.

Because of it, Mao Xiaohui was trending no. 1 on weibo despite being a completely rookie. She's only starred in two dramas and both have not yet aired. Now, I'm half-convinced that this was a clever gimmick. The latest batch of stills show that Mao Xiaohui does have some of that ethereal air of confidenceComparisons will be always be made to actresses from previous adaptations, but at least there's hope for this remake. And yes, I'm loving the new Yang Guo.
Yang Mi reach 100 million fans on weibo
After Happy Camp TV hosts Xie Na and He Jiong, Yang Mi is the third person in the world to reach 100 million fans on weibo. She's been on weibo since 2009 and has been acting way before that. Having a long career does not translate to popularity, but it does help in building a strong fanbase. In fact, many of the celebrities close to hitting 100m include Chen KunZhao WeiYao Chen and Ruby Lin, all of whom have been in the industry for many years whereas newer actresses like Dilireba are at 57m followers.
The Family Roy Chiu Dong Jie
CSM52 Cities + Online

The Family and Our Glamorous Time are down to their final weeks. The Family reached yet another series high with CSM52 ratings of 1.451% and finally made it to the top 10 online dramas. Our Glamorous Time is still in second and third on TV though numbers have stayed in the same range. 

The City of the Family and The King of Blaze are Hunan TV's new evening lineup that air back to back. Both had weak premieres that only drew in 0.3%. The King of Blaze ratings gradually increased to 0.6% in subsequent days and the show has earned 7th place online.  

Meanwhile, we are seeing changes to the top 3 online dramas led by Our Glamorous Time. Hi, I'm Saori climbs to third after bumping The Eternal Love Season 2 down by one place. Youth idol dramas seem to be cropping up more often and two of those - The Demon Master and When We Were Young also made the top 10. The weekly celeb list seems quite reflective of real-life happenings. Following his new drama, Neo Hou ranks in third just after Zhao Liying and Jin Han. Hu Ge and Jiang Jinfu are in 7th and 8th. 

CSM Nationwide

It's still a tight race between The Family and Our Glamorous Time nationwide with each reaching a high of 1% and 0.94% respectively

Yang Guo Xiaolongnu The New Version of the Condor Heroes
The newest remake of The Return of the Condor Heroes 新神雕侠侣 has dropped posters of the cast led by Tong Mengshi (The Taoism Grandmaster), Mao Xiaohui (The Twin Flower Legend) and Wen Qi (Eagles and Youngster). I was onboard with the idea of a rookie cast staving off pressure from this being the 9th (or is it 10th?) version of the same story. 
Our Glamorous Time leads lack screentime
Our Glamorous Time 你和我的倾城时光 has been trending lately for the wrong reasons. Many viewers have been complaining about the lack of screen time for the main leads Zhao Liying and Jin Han and pointing out that too much screen time has been given to supporting characters played by Cao Xiwen and Zhang Junning.  
Kris Wu Luhan same table iQiYi Scream Night 2019
iQiYi Scream Night 2019 was held last night on Dec 1, 2018. An awards show hosted by a streaming media service may be far from being the most esteemed, but the event came together with all the glitz and glamour of c-ent. Many attendees went onstage to accept their awards and off-stage interactions also became trending topics. 
Memories of the Alhambra k-drama first impressions
One of the most anticipated fantasy series of the year finally premieres! It's all about teleported magic, virtual reality, and love in Granada, Spain.
Hu Ge Jiang Jinfu domestic violence
Hu Ge's comments on social media following Jiang Jinfu's arrest for domestic violence started a chain reaction from celebrities who knew Jiang Jinfu personally and spoke of him online. Some even openly expressed support for the actor and later apologized for their words. 
Unrequited Love Cast
We're only missing the official announcement now as Hu Yitian (Handsome Siblings), Hu Bingqing (Twenties Once Again) and Zhang Yijie (The King of Blaze) were spotted yesterday at a function to commence filming for Unrequited Love 暗恋橘生淮南, a drama based on another book from Ba Yue Chang An's 八月长安 trilogy