Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing has been released from custody and is back in Beijing following her detainment.
As reported yesterday, Bingbing was arrested sometime this summer by Chinese authorities after it was discovered the actress had been committing tax evasion. She was accused of signing multiple contracts for the same job and evading taxes by claiming only the lesser valued contact, allowing her to avoid paying taxes on the larger sum of money she actually signed for, known as “yin-yang” contracts.
Early this week, Bingbing was fined and ordered to pay upwards of $129 million in fines and penalties for her crimes. Given the news of her release, it is believed the actress and the Chinese government have reached an agreement, although it would appear the three-year ban Bingbing received will be upheld, meaning she won’t be able to act until sometime in 2021
According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, following her stay in “residential detention” Fan returned to Beijing where she’ll wait for authorities to complete their investigation. It’s believed that Bingbing stayed at a “holiday resort” in a suburb of Wuxi in the coastal Jiangsu province during her detainment.
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24. The Once & Future King
When we first meet Charles Xavier in X-Men: Apocalypse, he’s reading a passage from T.H. White’s The Once and Future King to his class. This is the same book that Magneto is seen reading in his prison cell in X2: X-Men United and what’s more, it’s even mentioned by Xavier during another lesson in the same movie. The title of White’s book is a reference to the alleged headstone marking the grave of King Arthur and in the comics, it’s one of Xavier’s favorite books. In fact, Xavier sees himself as a Merlin figure as opposed to Arthur, given his relationship as trainer and mentor to his students. It’s safe to assume that Magneto probably sees himself in more of the “once and future king” variety.