FAN BINGBING IS FORBES’ FIRST CHOICE

Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) replaced Jay Chou… (周杰倫) to come in first on Forbes’ China Celebirty 100 list this year. Released on Tuesday, the China Celebrity 100 is an annual list which ranks the influence of Chinese celebrities based on factors such as income, search engine

ZHANG ZIYI’S EYE FOR TALENT QUESTIONED

Songbird Na Ying (那英) recently criticized actress Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡), who is currently on the judging panel of The X-Factor – China’s Strongest Voice — for her lack of credibility as a singing mentor. “I can only say I’ll give her my blessings,” said Na Ying,

ZHANG ZIYI WELCOMES CELEBRITY COUPLE’S BABE INTO WORLD

Celebrity couple Ada Choi (蔡少芬) and Max Zhang (张晋) happily welcomed their second baby girl into the world on Monday. The 39-year-old actress experienced severe bleeding in October last year. Luckily the fetus was safe and sound. Zhang Ziyi …(章子怡) posted a photo of her holding

NEW STARS OR METEORS CRASHING TO EARTH?

The Central Academy of Drama, which has produced megastars such as Gong Li (巩俐) and Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡), started its three-day auditions for aspiring starlets on Sunday. Around 9,700 students signed up for the Acting Department’s exam. Only 50 potential talents will be selected. Can you

DODGY ZHANG ZIYI AVOIDS LEE-HOM’S HUGS

Pop singer Wang Lee-hom (王力宏) was extremely embarrassed after his two attempts to hug actress Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡) were publicly rebuffed. Not unnaturally (or is it!) his very public display of heterosexual attention was seen as a desperate attempt to pour smoke over the rumor

THEY LOVE ZHANG ZIYI EVERYWHERE BUT CHINA

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) is listed among the “100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century” by GQ magazine. The 33-year-old actress is the only Chinese celebrity on the list. She shares the honor with the United States’ First Lady Michelle Obama…, the newly crowned Golden Globe

TONY LEUNG SUPER PISSED AT WONG KAR-WAI :-(

When award-winning Hong Kong actor Tony Leung (梁朝伟) discovered his role in The Grandmaster (一代宗師) was CUT to give co-star Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡) more screen time he threw a wobbly. The 50-year-old is believed to be super pissed and has stopped talking to director and former friend

SA BEINING FINALLY ADMITS IT’S LOVE WITH ZHANG ZIYI

Popular CCTV host Sa Beining (撒贝宁) has finally admitted to his love affair with actress Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡). At the studio recording of a TV program recently, a member of the audience asked the 36-year-old anchorman if three of his fellow hosts and Zhang Ziyi

TAIWAN AND MAINLAND POP STARS UNITE FOR MUSIC

Mainland and Taiwan pop stars staged a first concert together on the island yesterday. Dubbed “China’s Grammy Awards” some 60 bands and singers from the mainland were led by Jay Chou (周杰倫) and Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡) in the musical celebration organized by the Chinese Music Chart.

ZHANG ZIYI IS A TOTAL BUST

Actress Zhang Ziyi…‘s (章子怡) naked bust has been selected as among China’s top 10 ugly sculptures, according to an online poll organized by Sohu.com. The eye-catching statue was installed at a hot spring in Chongqing’s Yongchuan to boost local tourism. Topping the list as the

ZHANG ZIYI AND CAST FEEL THE PAIN

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) and her fellow actors in The Grandmasters (一代宗师) say they now truly understood the motto, “No pain, no gain.” The film’s production company released photos of Ziyi, Tony Leung (梁朝伟) and Chang Chen… (張震) learning martial arts before they started shooting the

SA BENING TOLD TO KEEP HEAD DOWN

Popular CCTV host Sa Beining (撒贝宁) has reportedly received warnings from his employers to be low-key about his romance with controversial actress Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡) and concentrate on work. Beining’s popularity has surged after news spread that he has successfully proposed to Ziyi. The pair

Zhang Ziyi has yet another notch in bedpost

Popular CCTV host Sa Beining (撒贝宁) has become the latest name on Zhang Ziyi…‘s (章子怡) long list of lovers. Rumors of the two secretly being in love have been doing the rounds for some time but no solid proof was garnered until the two

ZHANG ZIYI DATING SINGER?

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) has been dating singer Sun Baoqi… (孙宝奇) for three years, according to various websites. The story originates from an unidentified Hong Kong showbiz reporter. The reports claim Baoqi was seen frequenting one of Ziyi’s luxury apartments in Beijing recently and that he

ZHANG ZIYI SUES OVER PROSTITUTION CLAIMS

Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡) has sued Hong Kong’s leading newspaper, Apple Daily, its sister weekly Next Magazine and the US-based Boxun website over reports that she prostituted herself to senior Chinese officials. The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍) star  presented her suit to the Hong Kong High Court on Monday, saying

BINGBING BEHIND ZHANG ZIYI RUMOR

Actress Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) stands accused of starting the rumor that Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) bedded Bo Xilai (薄熙来) for cash. The revelation was made by Chinese playwright Bi Chenggong… (毕成功) on his microblog, but the post, which did not directly mention Bingbing’s name, has been removed. The

TIDE TURNS FOR ZHANG ZIYI?

Zhang Ziyi…‘s (章子怡) strong denial that she’s a high-class hooker and threat to sue those who published the allegations — such as Apple Daily, and Boxun.com, which broke the “news” – appears to have muddied the waters somewhat. Boxun, the Chinese-language website that operates in

ZHANG ZIYI

Loved abroad more than she is at home. A sell-out. That’s the feeling many Chinese have about one of their few Hollywood stars. Hence the tag “International Zhang” (国际章). On the other hand, it could be just bitter jealousy because the Beijing-born daughter of a…

TOP TWEETS

A tearoom in Hangzhou and a sacked (or not!) TV anchor are among the most talked-about topics on China's Twitter clone, Sina Weibo microblog, on Wednesday.

ZHANG ZIYI INSISTS SHE’S NO HOE

Actress Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) has fought back at claims she is a high-class prostitute by issuing a formal statement… threatening to sue media organizations which publish the news. Her team singled out Apple Daily, which cited the news from Boxun, reporting that Ziyi has allegedly

MEMOIRS OF A HOE

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) is accused of being a high-class hoe. But did she do the horizontal mambo with Bo Xilai… (薄熙来)? They’re both from Beijing and mix in the same circles. Both have previous form for cheating on their significant others. Xilai is known to

ZHANG ZIYI PIMPED OUT TO BO XILAI

Actress Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) has allegedly been barred from leaving China after it was determined that she had sex with former top government official Bo Xilai… (薄熙来) more than 10 times. She is said to be under investigation by the Bo Xilai government and police

THREE’S A CROWD

Wang Lee-hom (王力宏), Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明) and Zhang Ziyi… (章子怡) have been pictured together. The trio gathered in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Monday, with other actors, to start shooting Wu Wen Xi Dong (无问西东). The NT$400 million (13.7 million) film is to commemorate the 100th

NI NI

Ni Ni (倪妮) was selected from tens of thousands of wannabes to win the lead role in famous director Zhang Yimou…’s (张艺谋) epic The Flowers of War (金陵十三钗). As the film’s box office receipts hit more than 600 million yuan ($95 million) in 2011,
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