Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Zhang Ziyi has received a marriage proposal from her musician boyfriend via a drone, Chinese media report.
At Zhang Ziyi ‘s 36th birthday party, Wang Feng sent her a white drone carrying a diamond ring before getting on one knee to ask her to marry him.
The Chinese actress said “yes” amid tears and applause from a crowd of onlookers at the event.
Zhang Ziyi is best known for her role in the hit martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The day after the proposal, Zhang Ziyi posted a picture of fireworks on a social media account with the words “I do”.
Wang Feng is a popular rock star in China and has been married twice before.
Zhang Ziyi has starred in almost 30 films, including The Grandmaster, Memoirs of a Geisha and House of Flying Daggers.
A man’s plan to propose to his girlfriend has ended with a mobile crane smashing the roof of a house and forcing the evacuation of two others in the Dutch town of IJsselstein.
The man had wanted to surprise his partner by descending in front of her bedroom to sing her a song and pop the question.
The unsecured crane he used instead toppled into a neighbor’s house.
The woman still said yes, Dutch media report, and the couple are now said to be celebrating in Paris.
Following the initial impact, more damage was done when the crane fell again during an attempt to right it.
Residents in nearby properties were evacuated but no one was injured.
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Justin Bieber broke the Make-A-Wish Foundation record by granting its 200th wish after spending time with sick 8-year-old fan Annalysha Brown-Rafanan and accepting her marriage proposal.
Justin Bieber, 19, met Atlanta born Annalysha Brown-Rafanan, who is suffering from a life threatening liver condition, over the weekend in conjunction with the charity.
Justin Bieber broke the Make-A-Wish Foundation record by granting its 200th wish after spending time with sick 8-year-old fan Annalysha Brown-Rafanan and accepting her marriage proposal
Annalysha Brown-Rafanan was greeted on Christmas Day 2012 with the news that she would get to meet Justin Bieber and attend his concert in Atlanta on August 10, so it’s been a long time coming.
“Justin Bieber makes her happy. And through all her illness and poking and all that, it just takes away from <<I’m sick>>,” said Annalysha’s mother, Contrina Brown.
“This is what it is about. Thanks,” Justin Bieber Tweeted to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“Honored yesterday. one of the best moments ive ever had. thank u. looking forward to doing more together. thanks.”
Justin Bieber is well overdue a smattering of good press after a flurry of detrimental tidbits.
David was thrown a curve ball after asking his girlfriend Jessica to marry him at a New Britain Rock Cats minor league game in Connecticut last week.
And judging by his reaction, it seems the brave Lothario wasn’t prepared for the outcome.
David was thrown a curve ball after asking his girlfriend Jessica to marry him at a New Britain Rock Cats minor league game in Connecticut
The couple were on the field answering questions when the announcer passed the microphone to David.
“Will you marry me Jessica?” he asked.
Stepping back with her hands over her mouth, Jessica stammered: “David, I’m sorry, I can’t.”
As she ran off, the announcer laughed: “Sorry, I don’t mean to laugh. David, I don’t think we’ve ever had this happen before.”
The rejected suitor turned as red as his T-shirt as he ran out of the stadium, with the mascot still dancing around the field.
The Big Lead speculates the proposal could simply be a hoax, but the Huffington Post reckons the “woman’s off-microphone reaction seems pretty real”.
A young basketball fan at a college game in Los Angeles has been embarrassingly refused by his girlfriend when he made proposal in front of a stadium of booing spectators.
The pair was captured on the stadium camera during the half-time entertainment during a game between UCLA and Richmond on December 23.
The crowd watched the scene unfold as the young man knelt down to ask for his girlfriend’s hand.
A young basketball fan at a college game in Los Angeles has been embarrassingly refused by his girlfriend when he made proposal in front of a stadium of booing spectators
Initially showing great excitement at being given the chance to kiss her partner on the big screen, she affectionately reached for his face with a big smile.
But as the young man stood up and the UCLA host came over to offer him the microphone, her smile turned into a look of mild confusion and surprise.
Her boyfriend then reached into his pocket, produced a box and said: “I knew that I was going to do this since the first day that I met you, and I figured now was as good a time as any.”
When he opened the box to present the ring, the young woman’s attitude appeared to change.
She asked him a barely audible question which could have been: “Is this a joke?” To which he quite clearly replied: “No, it’s serious.”
The girlfriend hesitated for a moment and then picking up her bag, left the scene in a hurry.
Offering words of consolation the host said: “Sometimes we get a little camera shy,” but the rejected lover departed shortly after with his head hanging low in shame.
Several blogs are now debating whether the proposal was even genuine, since couples have been known to stage such performances at basketball and hockey games in the past.
Also up for debate is whether, since what is intended to be a romantic gesture can quickly become a spectacle of public ridicule, proposing in front of an audience is a clever idea at all.
The Los Angeles Times confirmed that a UCLA spokesman had said the proposal was not staged.