May 18th, 2012


Gong Li splits with Singaporean husband

Chinese actress Gong Li's ex-husband, Singaporean businessman Ooi Hoe Seong confirmed that the couple parted ways amicably three years ago.

In an interview with a China newspaper, Ooi expressed that the couple was "apart more than being together" which eventually led to their divorce.

"This is not a gimmick. We are really divorced for three years," the businessman let on, sharing that they parted on good terms and would "call each other during holidays." Ooi added that they are still good friends after the divorce.

In other related news, according to a netizen's tip-off, Gong Li was seen consciously hiding her tummy at the 2nd China-France Film Festival on May 14 and looked visibly tired. The actress, who is dating and living with a French photographer, 13 years her junior, for the past six years, is speculated to be pregnant.

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Nominees for the 23rd annual Golden Melody Awards

The GIO (Government Information Office) has announced the list of Golden Melody nominees!  (Photo on right: Tanya Chua announced the nominees for GIO)

Here are the highlights of the major categories:

Best Song of the year
Perfect Landing / Let You Replace Me
Noah’s Ark / Second Round
So After I’ve Grown Up / So After I’ve Grown Up
Speaking of Love / Sing It Out Of Love
Those Years / Those Years

Best Album
Second Round(no where ver.)
Perfect Life
My Love
No Crying
Sing It Out Of Love

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Andy to be scientist in Iron Man 3

50 years old Andy Lau who has just became a father, his wife Carol Zhu Liqian gave birth to a 7 pounds baby girl had brought luck for him as it brought him his first Hollywood role in Iron Man 3 where he would be a Chinese scientist responsible to enhance and strengthen the Iron Man armour. As the film is a joint investment between Hollywood and Mainland China, it’s believed that similar collaborations will follows.

It is said and confirmed that Andy will be cast in Hollywood film Iron Man 3, this will also be his first Hollywood film. Andy will be Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) old friend in China, a rather well known scientist, he will be responsible to strengthen and modify the weapons of Iron Man’s armour to battle the villain The Mandarin which will goes to Ben Kingsley who is fame for his role as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi. Andy will get quite a lot of screen time as his is a rather important character, this would excites the Chinese audience, in addition Chinese actresses Fan Bingbing and Yang Mi will be added to the cast as Andy’s wife and assistant respectively which brings the film closer to Chinese audience, believed it would increase the box office taking in China.

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I think this is still a rumor, but we'll see