Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung divorce

Hong Kong celebrity couple Nicholas Tse and Cecilia CheungThe Nicholas Tse & Cecilia Cheung soap opera is coming to an end after weeks of speculations, as divorce seems inevitable for the Hong Kong celebrity couple.

Cecilia on Friday morning accused Nicholas of acting like a good dad but in reality never care much about their children. The actress also claimed that Nicholas is using media to discredit her, spreading false rumours that she’s a gold digger etc.

Nicholas released a statement hours later that he will start to deal with family matters, and thanked Cecilia for her “contribution” in the past five years while wishing her all the best in future – setting the tone that they are finally heading for splitsville.

Nicholas and Cecilia started their on-off relationship in 1999 before getting married in June 2006. Their marriage suffered a turbulence in 2008 with the infamous Edison Chen sex photo scandal, with Cecilia under the spotlight alongside a few other female celebrities. They overcame the ordeal and stayed together.

Ironically Edison is involved again this time. There may be plenty of other factors involved, but it’s generally attributed that the over-friendly encounter between Edison and Cecilia during a flight last month has triggered the breakup. Though from Cecilia’s point of view, it’s probably just a lame excuse for Nicholas to close the curtain.

30th Hong Kong Film Awards (2011)

Hot favourites Nicholas Tse and Carina Lau were crowned the best actor and actress respectively at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, while dark horse Gallant won the best film gong. Photos from the red carpet, the weather was a bit unkind. Image via Sohu [Cn]. Winners’ list after the images.

The cast of Gallant
Best film Gallant at Hong Kong Film Awards 2011

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47th Golden Horse Awards (2010)

The 47th Golden Horse Awards – Chinese equivalent of American Oscars – were presented on Saturday in Taipei. Some red carpet pics and major winners below…

Ethan Ruan (best actor)
Ethan Ruan at Golden Horse Awards 2010 red carpet

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Shaolin (2010) movie trailer

Trailer for Chinese movie Shaolin (新少林寺), starring Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Jackie Chan, Wu Jing and Fan Bingbing; to be released in December…

The movie is branded as a remake of Jet Li’s debut film The Shaolin Temple from 1982, but not really related. It’s just that both stories are based on the famous Shaolin Monastery, about its martial arts and more importantly its philosophy.

This trailer was released months earlier when the filming was still in progress; another final trailer is expected soon, but this one looks interesting enough.

29th Hong Kong Film Awards (2010) winners

Winners of the 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards

Best Film: “Bodyguards and Assassin”
Best Director: Teddy Chen, “Bodyguards and Assassin”
Best Screenplay: Alex Law Kai Yui, “Echoes Of The Rainbow”

Best Actor: Simon Yam, “Echoes Of The Rainbow”
Best Actress: Wai Yin Hung, “At The End Of Daybreak”
Best Supporting Actor: Nicholas Tse, “Bodyguards And Assassins”
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Ye, “Accident”

Best New Performer: Aarif Lee, “Echoes Of The Rainbow”
Best New Director: Cheung King Wai, “KJ”

Best Cinematography: Arthur Wong Ngok Tai, “Bodyguards And Assassins”
Best Film Editing: Kong Chi Leung & Chan Chi Wai, “Overheard”
Best Art Direction: Ken Mak, “Bodyguards And Assassins”
Best Costume & Make Up Design: Dora Ng Li Lo, “Bodyguards And Assassins”
Best Action Choreo.: Stephen Tung & Lee Tat Chiu, “Bodyguards And Assassins”

Best Visual Effects: Ng Yuen Fai, Chas Chau & Tam Kai Kwan, “Storm Warriors”
Best Sound Design: Steve Burgess & Wu Jiang, “Red Cliff II”
Best Ori. Film Score: Chan Kwong Wing & Peter Kam, “Bodyguards And Assassins”
Best Original Film Song: “Echoes Of The Rainbow”, “Echoes Of The Rainbow”
(Composer: Lowell Lo – Lyricist: Alex Law Kai Yui – Singer: Aarif Lee)

Best Asian Film: “Departures” (Japan)
Professional Merit Award: Cho Lam
Lifetime Achievement Award: Liu Jia Chang