Celebrity couple Zhang Ziyi and Sa Beining have recently announced their split after being in a relationship for nearly a year.
As reported on LETV website, rumours have it that the two of them have called it quits after the CCTV host was spotted checking into a hotel room with a mysterious woman, who is believed to be his new love interest.
It was also reported that Sa has been depressed about the split and spent most of his time working to distract himself from thinking about the actress.
But while the TV personality is miserably searching for a new love to replace Zhang Ziyi, the 34-year-old actress on the other hand, was all smiles at the promotional event of her upcoming movie, “My Lucky Star”.
The actress brushed off questions about her ex-boyfriend and cheerfully talked about her handsome co-star Leehom Wang instead. She enthused, “If we ever got together, I’m sure our children will be so good-looking!”
When urged to talk about Sa Beining, Ziyi simply answered, “I will talk again about it if the movie passes the RMB 500 million mark.”
Zhang Ziyi successfully beaten her “Hero” co-star, Maggie Cheung, and recently named the wealthiest actress in the Greater China.
As reported on Hunan TV, a ranking of the 10 wealthiest actresses from Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan based on their income from advertisements, music records, films, and media appearances was published.
According to the ranks, Zhang Ziyi was named the wealthiest actress of them all. The Chinese actress, who rose to stardom through Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in 2000, has since starred in various other hit movies that include “House Of Flying Daggers” and “Memoirs Of A Geisha”, making her annual income RMB 120 million (app. USD 19.6 million).
Meanwhile, the second place goes to early ’90s biggest star, Maggie Cheung (RMB 110 million), who only lost to Ziyi because she has been less active in recent years. The same goes to Ziyi’s “Memoirs Of A Geisha” co-star Gong Li (RMB 90 million), who has been less prolific these past few years.
Meanwhile, “Bends” actress Carina Lau claimed the fourth spot with RMB 90 million, not only for her movie works, but also her numerous property investments that include high-end dwellings in Beijing and Chongqing.
Ziyi’s “Dangerous Liaisons” co-star, Cecilia Cheung came in fifth with RMB 75 million, while first time director, Vicki Zhao placed sixth with RMB 56 million.
Other actresses in the list include actress-producer Ruby Lin in seventh (RMB 45 million), mainland actress-businesswoman Liu Xiaoqing in eighth (RMB 32 million), “Journey To The West” star Shu Qi in ninth with RMB 30 million and Zhou Xun in 10th with RMB 15 million.
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Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @10:40 p.m. PST
The China Post news staff–Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi denied yesterday media reports that she had allegedly “interacted” with Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party boss of China’s Chongqing City in exchange for “huge” monetary gifts.
Zhang, who is currently shooting a new film in southern China, said on her personal microblog that many people “can take wind as rain” using their imaginations.
Her statement was taken as a denial of the media allegations about the sex scandal.
U.S.-based Chinese-language news website Boxun, the Apple Daily published in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and other Chinese-language media reported that the 32-year-old actress slept with Bo at least 10 times between 2007 and 2011.
Zhang was allegedly under investigation by the Chinese government for being paid to have sex with Bo, who was removed from his powerful political position after coming under investigation after the incident involving Wang Lijung, a former Chongqing vice mayor. Wang allegedly “defected” to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu City, of Sichuan province, in February.
The media reports said that Zhang and Bo were first introduced by Bo’s associate, Xu Ming, 41, who is the founder and chairman of Dalian Shide Group when Bo was party boss in Dalian City.
Unconfirmed reports said that Xu confessed to paying Zhang 6 million Chinese yuan in 2007 to personally have sex with her for the first time.
Xu later negotiated a deal for Bo to have sex with Zhang for 10 million yuan.
The Chinese media reports estimated that Zhang’s sexual transactions with various rich and powerful figures have netted her 700 million yuan over the last 10 years, including 180 million yuan in cash from Xu alone.
Her wealth accumulated from prostituting herself was not taxed mainly due to intervention from Xu and some senior Chinese government officials, said the reports.
In 2009, Zhang was accused of cheating a married businessman of a huge sum of money, with whom she was alleged to be sexually involved with, while still engaged to an Israeli billionaire.
The Chinese media also reported in April that wealthy businessman Xu introduced more than 100 women to Bo for sex and that the women included household-name celebrities.
According to the uploader:
– Zhang Ziyi Prostituted Herself To Bo Xilai
– She Is Under Investigation By China Intelligence Service
– She Is Barred From Leaving China (To Attend Cannes Film Festival)
– She Is Expected To Be Prosecuted For Tax Evasion