Kim Bum and Kim So-Eun Dating?

Hot off the Popseoul presses – evidence strongly suggests that Kim Bum and Kim So-Eun are a campus couple! Heeee!!!! You know, I adored them both in Boys Before Flowers, but I wasn’t a rabid fan until after the drama, when looking back they were one of the highlights of that addicting mess. It would be too adorable for words if this is true:) Also, they’d hands-down win the award for most photogenic young couple ever(apart from Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu, of course…).


and, because I love em-


Summer of Bubbles update

I am sad to announce(somewhat belatedly), that my hopes for a Vic Zhou/Barbie Hsu reunion in her upcoming drama Summer of Bubbles have proven to be groundless, although they will both have a drama airing in 09 – it just won’t be the same one 😦  Vic, as we know, will be appearing in Black and White, which will begin airing April 11 on PTS, while Barbie has indeed taken the lead role in Summer of Bubbles(also known as Summer’s Bubble, Summer of Bubbles, and Pao Mo Zhi Xia – most confusing drama ever, but ). The original casting of the male leads was  Peter Ho(who starred with Barbie in her early drama Phantom Lover) , who is also the producing the drama, as Luoxi and Dylan Guo(of The Outsiders) as Ou Chen, but investors apparently complained to Peter Ho about the casting of Dylan so he was replaced with Huang Xiaoming.

Original casting:


(Dylan Guo is on the left). Huang Xiaoming apparently liked the script so much that he agreed to be paid a fraction of his worth just to be in the drama.

So, in summary-

Yin Xia Mo (尹夏沫) – Barbie Hsu

Luo Xi (洛熙) – Peter Ho-


Ou Chen (欧辰)- Huang Xiaoming-


Barbie’s character, I am told, gets together with Ou Chen(Huang) in the end 😦 I’d prefer Peter.

There’s supposed to be a “huge press conference to be held for ‘Summer Bubbles’ on March 15th, with ‘big brand’ actors Da S, Huang Xiaoming and Peter Ho being the female and male main leads of the show. It will also star Zhang Guozhu (张国柱), Fang Si Yu (房思瑜), Kris Shen (沈建宏), Patina Lin (沈建宏), Coco Jiang (蒋怡), Christine Ke (柯奂如), Wu Ya Xin (吴亚馨) and others. The investor, GTV Station has received many offers for the broadcasting rights of the show.”

(Source: Asianfanatics)

Summer of Bubbles is based on a book by Ming Xiaoxi,  who is apparently characterized by beautiful, fairytale-like prose. Cover art of book, which is being made into a manga as well:


You can read the complete novel here, but in Mandarin only 😦 (at least I think it’s Mandarin)

Ke Huan Ru, who also played a supporting role with Barbie in Meteor Garden, will also be in it.

Se7en, and a Barbie Hsu/Vic Zhou reunion?

The mystery surrounding the timing of Se7en’s U.S. debut continues, although his myspace page apparently states that it will happen sometime this year. You’ll forgive me if I don’t run screaming into the streets as the news, since Se7en has been “debuting” in the U.S. for quite some time now.

In other, much more exciting rumours, Barbie Xu, also known as Da S, might team up with previous castmate and former boyfriend of 3 years, Vic Zhou, in another drama!! The drama in question is called Summer of Bubbles / Bubbles’ Summer/Pao Mo Zhi Xia, is based on a best-selling novel, and will apparently come out in 09, although there’s precious little news beyond that. Barbie I believe is highly likely to star in it, while the male lead is less certain…unfortunately, I have difficulty believing that a couple who were together for three years and broke up only 6 months ago would be willing to work together(at all, much less this soon), which is perhaps why it’s only a rumour and not confirmed…:( If it were only true though – Vic and Barbie have such incredible, deep, amazing chemistry, and Mars was so dark that I’ve always wanted to see them in another role together – they could be so adorable.

Synopsis of the plot of Summer of Bubbles/Pao Mo Zhi Xia-

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