Fan Bingbing is China most influential celebrity

Actress Fan Bingbing is crowned China’s most influential celebrity in 2012/2013 according to Forbes China, which takes into account the income and media exposures of the celebrities.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing

The top 10 are Fan Bingbing, Jay Chou, Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Eason Chan, Yang Mi, Huang Xiaoming, Jolin Tsai and Lin Chi-Ling.


Kobe Bryant works with Jay Chou in new song

NBA All-Star MVP Kobe Bryant and Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou have recorded a song, The Heaven and Earth Challenge, which will be used commercially by the soft drinks company Sprite.

Jay Chou and Kobe Bryant

All proceeds from the online ring-tone downloads of the song will go to Project Hope, a charity dedicated to helping improve educational facilities in poverty-stricken areas in China.


Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai dance again

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou kicked off his world concert tour on June 11, the same day of the South Africa World Cup. It’s Chou’s fourth concert tour since he entered the entertainment circle 10 years ago.

On the third day of his Taipei stop, Chou invited his ex-girlfriend singer Jolin Tsai to be the guest singer.

Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai concert

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Jackie Chan tops Forbes China Celebrity List

Hong Kong actor Jackie ChanHong Kong movie star Jackie Chan ranks number one in the recently released Forbes China Celebrity List of 2010.

Taiwanese musician Jay Chou and Hong Kong singer-actor Andy Lau are in hot pursuit in 2nd and 3rd.

The two standards for ranking celebrities are personal income and media exposure rate which is judged from 28 popular newspapers, 18 nationwide TV programs and cover stories in 29 magazines.

4th to 10th are Yao Ming, Zhang Ziyi, Zhao Benshan, Jolin Tsai, Donnie Yen, Liu Xiang and Fan Bingbing.


Jay Chou is going to Hollywood

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou is going to make his Hollywood debut in The Green Hornet.

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou

Chou has been cast as Kato, the main character’s sidekick, previously played by the legendary Bruce Lee in the original drama in the 60s.

Hong Kong actor Stephen Chow was previously cast but he pulled out of the production; Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo was once tipped as hot favorite to take the role, but it’s Chou that was chosen.

The movie is scheduled for summer 2009 release; the filming should start pretty soon.