Dilraba Dilmurat is Mikimoto's New Brand Ambassador
Ever since they opened their first store in Ginza in 1899, Mikimoto has been synonymous with pearls for over a century. This luxury creator of cultured pearl recently unveiled the new face of Mikimoto and it's none other than Dilraba Dilmurat.
Yang Shuo Wang Liwen wedding Sep 25, 2018
Yang Shuo and Wang Liwen held a grand wedding ceremony in the island of Flores in Indonesia (and not Bali as previously reported) on Sept 25, 2018. The couple have already been married for eight years so I would say this is more a recommitment ceremony than a wedding. 

Veteran actress Cecilia Yip is back in Legend of White Snake after more than a decade. A big hit in the 90's, she took upon the role of Xu Xian, and it's not even a female character but the male leading role. Now in the remake, she's coming to us as Xu Xian's mom.
Hu Xianxu Always With You
Hu Xianxu may not be a household name, but you've probably seen him as the kid actor in this drama and that. He played a student in Always With You, Liu Ye's son in Old Boy, the teenage King in Nirvana in Fire 2 and Emperor Qianlong's son in Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace. These are just the ones off the top of my head.  

Empress of the Ming Tang Wei
Empress of the Ming 大明皇妃孙若微传 has dropped a sneak peek into the next female-empowered historical drama. The main character, Sun Ruowei is played by international star Tang Wei. She witnesses the rise and fall of an empire as she lives through six emperors, helping each and every one of them rule the country.
Four Great Scholars Hunan TV
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Depending on which time zone you're in, this greeting may come a day late but I hope you had a healthy serving of mooncake and other scrumptious goodies. Hunan TV held their annual Mid-Autumn Night celebrations and being a tv addict, among my favorites were the actor crossovers from their respective dramas. 

Leo Lu Yunxi, Joe Xu Haiqiao, Ma Ke and Jeremy Tsui prepared a song and dance number as the four great scholars of ancient China. Really, it seems more like an excuse to fangirl.
Second Time Is A Charm Olivia Wang
Olivia Wang has been quite busy with a number of new dramas none of which have aired this year while Zhang Luyi's Patriot just aired recently to decent ratings. Their new drama, Second Time is a Charm 第二次也很美, is the first time they will be collaborating together. It's a story of second chances between a single mom and a single dad. 
Zhou Xun Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace
With no substantial competition just yet, Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace has been leading online for several weeks, and I hear that the drama's getting good. All Out of Love climbs to second place on its first week of airing. Age of Legends which premiered on the same day is not doing nearly as well though it also makes the top 10 dramas online. The leading men for both shows are neck and neck with William Chan in 8th and Wallace Chung in 9th. 

Ever since Mother's Life's Director spoke up against fake viewership ratings, it seems that TV ratings have stayed perpetually low and the lack of transparency has caused some parties to hold off on reporting the numbers. Even without a complete list for the weekMother's Life is a clear winner as the only drama to break past 1%. Martial Universe spends its final week with CSM52 ratings around 0.4%. 
lET's Shake It Season 2
IET's Shake It 2 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 is a 26-episode Chinese web series that tells the story of Tang Qing Feng when he wakes up 100 years after he sacrificed his life for earth and reunites with the alien girl A Bu Cha Cha.

It stars Zheng Ye Cheng (An Oriental Odyssey), An Yue Xi (Granting You A Dreamlike Life), Xu Jia Wei, Xu Mu Chan (Lost Love in Times Spinoff), Lu Feng, Wu Pei Rou (God of Lost Fantasy), Jackal Gao Yi Qing (Lost Love in Times), Su Hang (Customize Happiness) and Mao Fang Yuan (Long-Distance Relationship).  
Fan Bing Bing missing
Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing's whereabouts have been a mystery since June but more so after news of her alleged arrest for tax evasion broke out early this month.  The arrest has not yet been publicly confirmed so no one really knows where she is.
Dilireba Dolce Gabbana
Now that she's a brand ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana, it seems that Dilireba's set to become a permanent fixture at Milan Fashion Week in the same way that Yang Mi attends New York Fashion WeekDilireba walked the runway for the second time and compared to her first time last year, she seems less restricted and more like her adorable self. The clothes make a difference tooI'm not a fan of the ruffles, but the flowing dress suits her. There're a lot of things going on with all the heavy accents but just the right amount of extravagance that befits fashion week. Then she goes on the runway and instantly turns into a sophisticated model. I love it. 
The Meg movie
The Meg is that kind of film that is loved and loathed in modern summer blockbuster film making: a full course buffet of everything from action, suspense, romance, comedy and everything in between.  You can argue that a much better film would apply only some of the above themes or use them with more panache.  If you are this kind of viewer, then avoid this film at all costs, unless you can enjoy at least laughing at the film's excesses.
Wu Lei Battle Through The Heavens
There's been recent changes to a few dramas that some of you may be watching, and it's mostly Hunan TV churning out more episodes. Next week, Battle Through The Heavens will be releasing two episodes every night from Monday to Friday. It airs at 10pm on Hunan TV. 
Hawick Lau Yang Mi A Clear Midsummer Night
Hawick Lau and Yang Mi had two dramas together, A Clear Midsummer Night and As You Wish. The couple confirmed their relationship back in 2012 and got married in 2014. However, rumors have long circulated that their marriage was on the rocks. 

Hawick Lau was caught in a cheating rumor while filming Legend of Jade Sword with Angel Wang in Hengdian. While the married couple still seemed united in spite of the rumors, interactions between them have indeed become few and far in between all while both have chosen to remain quiet on the topic. 
Hi! I'm Saori Zheng Shuang
Hi, I'm Saori 我的保姆手册 is a new romantic drama that tells of how the AI personnel, Saori, becomes a full-time nanny to a celebrity, Su Dahao. It stars Zheng Shuang, God Itthipat ThanitZheng Chengcheng and Yu Yijie.
All Out of Love First Week 400 million
While numbers were quite close between the two shows that premiered this past Monday, subsequent days seem to have widened the gap. All Out of Love has reached 400 million views 5 days after premiere. 

Xu Kai Once Upon A Time, There Was A Spirit Blade Mountain
Xu Kai returns to costume dramas for his next project, and it is a live-action drama based on the Chinese xianxia novel There Was Once A Spirit Blade Mountain 从前有座灵剑山 by Guowang Bixia 国王陛下. The novel also came out on Tencent comics and was subsequently made into an anime titled Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage. 

I had never heard of it before, but the fact that Tencent is pushing this franchise must mean something and it's come full circle now with the live-action drama adaptation. Fantasy wuxia seems to be a rite of passage for young stars, so I'm not at all surprised that Xu Kai would take on the role. He plays the hero Wang Lu, a young genius from the future who starts on a path of cultivation. 
First Impressions The Guest Korean Drama
Horrific and disturbing, OCN's latest drama delves into the dark depths of possessive demons and the occult world.