As we enter the new year, let’s take a look back upon the biggest news that rocked the Hong Kong entertainment industry in 2011! The past year was marked by turbulence in many celebrity relationships, where many long-time lovers separated. Fans were shocked when underground relationships suddenly went public. Despite the outbreak of the love scandals, many celebrities also chose to get married and have babies.
JayneStars.com analyzed the most popular news stories this year (measured by the total number of pageviews at our site for a news story arc, which may include multiple articles pertaining to the same topic). Let’s relive some of the most scandalous and touching moments of 2011 together!
Top Ten Biggest News of 2011
1. Raymond Lam and Mavis Pan Bed Photo Scandal (306,323 Pageviews)
Fans were shocked when bed photos of Raymond Lam and ex-girlfriend, Mavis Pan, circulated online in March. Many people speculated that Mavis had released the photos herself for publicity, which immediately led to betrayal claims of Raymond’s love and trust! Mavis was severely blasted by Raymond’s friends and his fans. Mavis Pan achieved instant infamy overnight, while her sexy photos became one of the most highly searched topics online!
Mavis sold her romantic tale to the tabloids: Mavis slept on Raymond’s bed in their first date, his family’s disapproval of her, and her love-hate relationship with Raymond. Meanwhile, Raymond admitted to crying many times over his heartbreaking relationship with Mavis.
Perhaps Mavis Pan’s heart was not the only one broken by Raymond Lam amdist the bed photo scandal. Many fans’ earlier perceptions of Raymond being a virgin were dashed too!
2. Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse’s Divorce (242,895 Pageviews)
Divorce rumors in Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse’s 5-year marriage first circulated in May, after Cecilia ran into ex-flame, Edison Chen, at the airport and asked for a photo to be taken together. Rumors surfaced that Cecilia’s controlling nature led her to demand her name to be added to Nicholas’ real estate properties. Nicholas’ mother and father expressed their continuing discontent over Cecilia’s irrational behavior. Cecilia blasted Nicholas for spending his free time playing video games, ignoring their children and herself. Nicholas revealed the reasons behind his divorce decision and stated publicly that he still loved Cecilia, but did not know how their marriage can continue in its current state. After signing divorce papers in August, the pair continued to see each other due to joint custody over their children.
Since Cecilia is Nicholas’ biggest love in his life, recent rumors claimed that the couple may be headed for a reconciliation! Cecilia and Nicholas’ relationship may show us that true love deserves a second, third, fourth, and endless chances!
3. Rose Chan Groped and Kissed by Benny Chan and Joe Ma (240,895 Pageviews)
The world was shocked when photos first surfaced in which 19-year-old Rose Chan was forcibly groped and kissed by Benny Chan, in which Joe Ma appeared to be a blase witness. Rose claimed that she was disgusted by Benny’s behavior (he reportedly reached his hands inside her shirt), while Joe was excused for conducting any inappropriate touching.
Rose cried at her press conference detailing the incident, while Benny Chan had an even more tearful public apology with his heavily pregnant wife in tow! Tabloids then published photos of a smiling Rose during the groping incident in Hengdian, leading some to speculate that perhaps Rose was a willing partner after all! A police report was never filed in mainland China and new father, Benny, was forgiven by Rose and given another chance in life again!
Benny Chan and Joe Ma were initially bashed to a pulp by the public for their lecherous ways, however the scandal was not as simple as initially meets the eye and may make you feel emotionally cheated in your initial beliefs!
4. Shirley Yeung, Gregory Lee, and Andy Ng’s Love Triangle (228,171 Pageviews)
Fans were shocked when Shirley Yeung unilaterally announced breaking up with boyfriend of 9 years, Gregory Lee, in June (especially since it was leaked that the pair intended to get married). Gregory was in shock and the Lee family angrily scolded Shirley as a big liar and cursed her for breaking Gregory’s heart. Shirley told Gregory that she was pregnant with another man’s baby, upon which it was quickly exposed that her new love interest was ex-Olympic diver, Andy Ng. Shirley revealed the true reasons for ending her relationship with Gregory although she still loved him.
Shirley faded from the TVB scene and in December, she was spotted heavily pregnant in Los Angeles, allegedly ready to give birth any time and will get married with Andy Ng next year. Shirley’s breakup drama was indeed like a TVB soap opera: from the pregnancy, cheating rumors to the family scolding. No one kept quiet over this scandal and indeed everyone had something to say about it!
5. Edison Chen and Cammi Tse’s Love Scandal (123, 467 Pageviews)
When kissing photos of 31-year-old Edison and 16-year-old Cammi Tse surfaced, the public was shocked and enraged due to the couple’s age gap. Edison was quickly labeled as a predator by dating the young student, causing wide speculations as to whether he may even have violated the law and slept with her before she turned the legal age of 16! Cammi admitted to filming an erotic video for Edison and having numerous dates in his home, on his bed!
Edison continues to have a photography fetish, with his intimate sexual preferences revealed in great detail publicly with each love scandal–details that readers may be secretly fascinated with!
6. Ron Ng and Viann Zhang’s Bed Photo Scandal (110,835 Pageviews)
When Ron Ng attended Toby Leung’s wedding and allegedly partied all night with best buddy, Raymond Lam, his busty mainland girlfriend, Viann Zhang “mistakenly” posted a fully clothed bed photo of herself on Ron’s Weibo blog! Whether it was truly an accident or an action driven by jealousy or anger, Ron quickly forgave Viann and their love grew stronger. Meanwhile, Ron’s fans were angered by Viann’s actions and urged him to break up with her before it was too late!
Viann’s bold actions made Ron appear to be a patient and mature lover in comparison. This couple has survived the odds this year despite strong fan backlash! What will 2012 have in stall for them?
7. Bosco Wong’s Nude Photos Exposed (90,237 Pageviews)
The world was shocked when Bosco Wong’s nude photos, taken through his home window by the “peeping tom” paparazzi, were exposed. Fans were shocked (and perhaps delighted) to see his fully nude backside. Bosco was a nudist at home, bold enough to display his fully nude body before the window! Artists were enraged and demanded for greater protection of their privacy at home and complaints were filed at the Privacy Commission in Hong Kong.
Whether Bosco may be considered an exhibitionist or not, certainly the world was full of interested voyeurs! The best thing that resulted from Bosco’s nude photo scandal? Boscolie fans were delighted to learn that Bosco and girlfriend, Myolie Wu, had a healthy and sexy relationship at home after 7 years together!
8. Vincent Wong and Yoyo Chen’s Wedding (89,209 Pageviews)
Vincent Wong and Yoyo Chen may be considered TVB’s most desirable young couple (with his and hers hot bodies), if JayneStars’ statistics were indicative of fans’ interests! Vincent and Yoyo have long been one of the hotly searched couples on this site and their November wedding climbed to the #8 spot as one of the hottest news stories this year!
Yoyo became pregnant earlier, sparking the couple’s rushed wedding. Nevertheless, Vincent gave Yoyo a very memorable marriage proposal, by begging on his knees before a massive theater-going crowd and asking her to marry him!
9. Bernice Liu and Moses Chan’s Breakup (84,495 Pageviews)
Bernice was photographed with Alastaire Lam (billionaire, Richard Li’s younger cousin) earlier in the year. The public was stunned to learn that favorite TVB couple, Bernice Liu and Moses Chan, had broken up! Tabloids quickly painted Bernice as a gold digger and Moses as the heartbroken lover.
Bernice revealed that she and Moses had already broken up in 2008, due to his refusal to publicly acknowledge her as his girlfriend! Thus allegations that she left Moses for a richer man did not hold true!
Perhaps due to TVB’s handling of Bernice and Moses’ breakup and negative publicity, Bernice chose to leave TVB. A favorite couple among TVB fans were no longer together, causing further rift among Bernice versus Moses fans. Do we have to choose sides when a couple breaks up?
10. Joel Chan’s Romance with Rich Heiress, Florinda Ho (73,713 Pageviews)
In March 2011, 34-year-old Joel Chan incurred massive bashing when he was accused of leaving his 40-year-old wife for Macau casino, Stanley Ho’s 22-year-old daughter, Florinda Ho. Immediate speculations arose that Joel may have cheated with Florinda while still married, as the pair had celebrated Valentine’s Day together, in which Joe had wooed Florinda with flowers and designer shoes.
After announcing his divorce, Joel disappeared from TVB for lengthy periods. Rumors circulated the Joel took a leave of absence due to family matters, while tabloids painted him as willing to leave his wife and career for his new lover, Florinda Ho! In August, Florinda finally admitted publicly that she has been dating Joel Chan.
Joel was bashed for leaving his wife for a younger woman (and for money) while possibly cheating in marriage. Despite serious allegations that could have easily destroyed his career, Joel’s recognition levels soared in 2011, which may be dubbed as “The Year of Joel Chan”!
The past year was a remarkably scandalous year for Hong Kong entertainment news. Thanks for joining us in recounting the last several months’ biggest news stories! Which news story did you personally enjoy or hate the most in 2011?