Leon Lai father at age 51

Famous Cantopop singer and actor Leon Lai is always remembered for his golden era as one of The Heavenly Four Kings though he was recently in the tabloids for secretly dating his assistant, Wing Chan, who is 19 years younger than him (he's 51, that's quite the age gap there). She reported directly to Leon and often went to his home at odd hours for business meetings. Their working arrangement has provoked considerably gossip, especially when she was reported to be 6 months pregnant! 
Character Poster From Survivor To Healer Shawn Dou
Sadness abounds in the latest posters of From Survivor To Healer 爱上你治愈我 which brings together Shawn Dou (Tears In Heaven) and Miao Miao (Youth). Shawn Dou describes the drama as one of the most difficult to film, and here I'm thinking, when can Shawn Dou move on to happier roles? A rom-com would be nice.

Character posters Spy Hunter
I am having mixed feelings towards Spy Hunter 天衣无缝 after hearing about it for the first time today. I like Qin Jun Jie (Summer's Desire) and Xu Lu (Tribes and Empires) from their previous costume dramas and find that having both of them dressed up as the mysterious spies may be their best look aesthetically, but do we really need another spy drama in all its patriotic glory? 

The drama seems to be selling itself as a grand production as it introduces a gigantic ensemble cast - 39 to be exact. Among the actors in supporting roles are Lu Yi who makes a special appearance, Hu Hai Feng, Zhang Zhi Xi, Zhugang Riyao and veterans like Ding Hai Feng, Wu Gang, Zhang Kai Li and Tan Kai.  
Hot-Blood Dance Crew Chinese reality show
Since Hot-Blood Dance Crew premiered last week, the show along with Idol Producer and Street Dance of China have been topping the Vlinkage daily rankings for online variety shows, taking turns in first, second and third for most of the week. Here's a little something about each one. 
Almost everything is tentative for now, please check back for updates. 

The King of Blaze April 2018
The King of Blaze (April 2018 Hunan TV)
A story revolving around the Fire God, the Wind God and the ensuing romance between them as they risk their lives for the sake of their homeland. Starring Bolin Chen and Jing Tian. 
Tree in the River 2018 Sohu web drama
Tree In The River 动物系恋人啊 is a 20-episode romance drama revolving around two childhood friends who meet again as adults. Guy habors a longtime crush on girl back when he was still a chubby kid. Chubby kid matures into the handsome Mike He (Cambrian Period) and he becomes roommates with his dream girl played by Gillian Chung (Zhao Ge). The show seems to be really selling the animal concept to match its Chinese title which translates to Animal-Type Lovers, though I'm not sure of its actual relevance to the story.
My Robot Boyfriend wraps filming
My Robot Boyfriend 我的机器人男友 seems like it could take the love story between human and robot in a couple directions, and I'm hoping for something more cute than melodramatic. Filming has wrapped and along with it comes pictures of the cast led by Jiang Chao, Mao Xiao Tong, Li Xiao Ran, Liu Tian Zuo and Ning Li
The Eternal Love Behind The Scenes
The Eternal Love 2 双世宠妃II has started sharing updates of the cast on their first week of filming. We get a sneak peek of Xing Zhaolin and Liang Jie as the 8th Prince and the 8th Princess and their chemistry seems to crackle even more the second time around. And then there are pictures of everyone on their phones behind the scenes, and the contrast is just funny. 
Old Boy c-drama ratings
After hovering for weeks, Old Boy finally breaks past 1.0% in CSM52 ratings, further closing the gap with the current ratings leader which still goes to Wonderful Life. Old Boy already leads by a wide margin in CSM Nationwide rankings, so it may end up seeing a double win should the momentum continue in the coming weeks.  
Zhang Yixing wants 5-6 kids
During an interview for the Chinese reality show Idol Producer, Zhang Yixing or Lay, as he is known in Korea, enumerates his wish list for when he becomes a father. He would like to have around 5 to 6 children but… only 1 daughter! (Why? Girls are full of love!) 

According to him, he would be supportive and inspirational if any youngster wishes to join the entertainment world, however, he wouldn’t be so accommodating if it were his own children, even less if it were his daughter!
Go Go Squid Dt Hu Yi Tian
There was a time when Hu Yi Tian (A Love So Beautiful) and Janice Wu (Fighter of the Destiny) were rumored to be the leads of Go Go Squid! 蜜汁燉魷魚!, which is the drama adaptation of Stewed Squid with Honey by Mo Bao Fei Bao 墨宝非宝. 

Li Xian (Sword Dynasty) and Yang Zi (The Destiny of White Snake) eventually confirmed as the leads though it looks like Hu Yi Tian's connections to the drama does not end there. He is listed to make a special appearance as Dt. Being the clueless non-novel reader, I don't know what that means. Is Dt not a major character? Because I did some digging and he seems to belong to a different novel. He is described as the youngest world champion and the god's left hand.

In addition to Hu Yi Tian, Taiwanese actor Lee Hong-Chi has been confirmed to play Xiao Mi of Team Solo while Li Ze Feng plays Solo, aka the team captain himself.
Nirvana in Fire Hu Ge in 2018
Gosh, I miss Nirvana in Fire 琅琊榜. It's been almost three years since this masterpiece of a drama, and nothing has changed, it is still my number one. It's a nice coincidence to be seeing updates on the cast in recent days, and here's a quick look at each one. 
Xing Zhaolin Happy Camp 2018
Good news for Xing Zhaolin fans as their idol seems contently busy in recent days. The Happy Camp 快乐大本营 episode where he appears as part of the up and coming young stars that include Sophie Zhang (Summer's Desire) and Zhang Xin Cheng (My Huckleberry Friends) aired on March 17.

C-drama My Coach Fitness begins filming
Okay, which title do I use because I'm pretty sure they meant to say My Fitness Coach 我的健身教练 😅. That aside, Jiro Wang shows off his enviable biceps that would probably make anyone agree that he's been perfectly casted. He introduces himself as the new fitness trainer and the titular lead. Zhang Li who plays his leading lady responds, "Heard that for chubby-cute types like me, the trainer doesn't really take fees."

Behind The Scenes Chinese TV Series
Behind The Scenes 幕后之王 is an upcoming drama that tells a story about the people behind the camera. We get to have our first look at the ensemble cast as they are presented in red carpet attires. As the main couple, Zhou Dongyu (Sparrow) and Luo Jin (Love's Lies) play the aspiring producer who meets the top-notch producer. My first thought was that the show may be trying to rip off the k-drama Producers, but a closer look at the characters and it seems completely standalone. If you are interested in the ins and outs of the Chinese entertainment industry, then this might be an interesting watch. 

The rest of the cast includes Wayne Liu Rui Lin, Wu Li Peng, Wang Xiao, Zhong Dan Ni, Tse Kwan Ho and Chen Ran with special appearances by Kitty Zhang Yuqi (Legend of Demon Cat) and Chen Shu (Peace Hotel). 
Panda Impressions
I only managed to squeeze in one new drama this week. It's an older web drama from early last year, and I might just stick around.

Cambrian Period
Alyssa Chia Xiu Jie Kai bday
Alyssia Chia shared photos from her baby daughter Bo's birthday bash, and it's a picture of familial bliss as the three ladies and their man Xiu Jie Kai gathered around the cake to blow the candle. But hold up, isn't that Mark Chao I see? 

Pacific Rim 2 Presscon Jing Tian
The Fate of the Furious actor Scott Eastwood, the beautiful Jing Tian and Director Steven S. Deknight attended the press conference for Pacific Rim 2 held on March 12 in Beijing. I saw Pacific Rim and it was awesome, heavily influenced by the mecha genre that is popular in Japanese anime and manga. The first movie introduced Asian actors like Rinko Kikuchi and the Luu brothers