DATE: 12 AUG 05
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
Kenix Kwok, Qiu Kai Min, Shen Xue, designers Ranee K, Cecilia Yau, etc were @ Admiralty yesterday for 'The Most Charismatic Female' awards ceremony, sponsored by skin-care products La Prairie. When asked if she feels that she is lady-like, Kenix replied, "On different occasions one has different appeal, I feel Rosamund Kwan is the most lady-like among all the female artistes, other than her external beauty, nice figure, she has a cheerful character." She praised highly of Alex Fong, Andy Lau, Leo Ko, saying they exude the charm of man, said, "By just looking at Alex's photo can tell, don't count his voice, Andy is all rounded, both inside & outside, I take him as my dream lover, my husband will not be jealous when I praise Andy." ….
Andy attended the 8th anniversary of Cha Xiao Xin Tea Pot Talk Show on Aug 1. They stamped their handprints on a board. Suddenly from behind Andy planted his hand prints on Cha's body, taking care not to touched the vital parts. Cha was both shock & happy, she took revenge & touched his chest. Andy raised his eye brow, Cha was v excited.
There is fairness between male & female, from their expressions, you can tell who enjoys more..
[News on the new Issue #524 coming out later... ]
Andy with his new album was in Beijing 2 days ago. A grand press con was held @ Beijing Da Guan Yuan. The record co threw a sum of one mil rmb to book the famous tourist attraction as site, 4 hundred over media from all over China & other countries were invited. It was a fresh new idea. Andy quipped it was to reflect his Chinese appeal.
Andy met Matsa in TW, the typhoon followed him to Beijing. Beijing has the biggest typhoon in history, luckily it had not affected the activity. The rain stopped before it began & rained again when it was closing. Commented happily, said, "The strong typhoon followed me all along, helping me with the promo, I have confidence the album will be the best Mandarin album seller of the year!"
The reporters were transported to the garden at 9pm to take vantage spots. Outside of the garden were heads of those who heard the rumor of Andy's arrival. As only the media was allowed in, the fans had to wait outside.
The ceremony kicked off at abt 1030pm. The specially designed screen with waterfall backdrop played Andy's career life in the circle, from his love of movie, to charity & love of fans. It was attractively done. Andy in a crimson cheongsum, & a small boat, as used by Jia Bao Yu in the Dream of The Red Chamber, escorted by 12 maids, cruised round the pond once, greeting all.
At the same time, a gp of Beijing opera wusu artistes carrying big flags bearing the surname Liu performed acrobat on the stage. The atmosphere was raised a notch higher.
After warming up, Andy appeared onstage with the emcee Li Xia. The song 'A Cruel Lesson' was played. Li Xia announced Da Guan Yuan was chosen as it has rich historical & cultural value. Da Guan Yuan was where love blossomed in The Red Chamber, it corresponds to the pristine love of Andy's new album.
2 actors enacted a scene from the classic, the lady in the story Lin Dai Yu presented token of love to Andy, who quipped luckily it was not the same era, otherwise Jia Bao Yu would not stand a chance.
6 couples who had pre registered their names at sina.com played games with Andy. The girls had their eyes blind-folded, Andy mingled among the boys. The girls had to feel the mans hands to identify their partner. Though quite a tough game, all were able to find their partner. One of the girls held Andy's hands. Never had she thought it was Andy, after removing the blind-fold, she screamed in excitement. When the emcee asked if she would pick Andy, the bf looked on anxiously, luckily she did not say 'yes'.
The couples shared their love stories. Andy was v touched by their stories & extolled the greatness of love.
The atmosphere was engulfed in romantic love, on the screen was then shown fans coming from all over mainland expressing their love for Andy with their own language. Though it was simple I Love You, it encompasses the sincere wish of the fans to Andy. Andy in the excitement, on the few feet long white cloth wrote Say I Love You One More Time for all the fans who could not come & the couples.
He said he was tied by a woman & explained she is her mother. He has no intention to be tied at the moment, when the time is ripe he will make it known to all.
Recently Andy has dubbed a radio drama in HK with the same title as his movie, All About Love which will hit the street only in Oct in Asia. The drama will be on air from Aug 15 over The Sound of Taipei, Hit FM joint broadcast, etc 50 stations in Asia. Of these 2 stations in TW will reap in a total commercial fee of 84 mil, Andy has hit the jackpot!
The story has been re-written, made into 10 episodes of 15 min each. The female lead Angelica Lee replace Charlie in the movie.
The movie will unveil the storyline of the movie, on this, Andy retorted that movie & Radio drama are 2 different things, said, "This is a v good promo, after listening to the drama, the audience will want to go to the cinema even more."
Actually it is a v good publicity, the drama will be on air from mainland, even those in Mongolia, Xinjing, Helongjiang, to HK, Spore, Malaysia, a total of at least 80 mil can receive the airwave.
Other than the touching story, Andy's song will be played, he has get a free advertisement.
The manager of Taipei Sound said Andy's name is a product guarantee, though it is the first time, he has the strong ability.
Angelica said she is v happy to work with Andy, but she was anxious at first as Andy is a superstar, after the cooperation she discovered that Andy is v friendly, he will actively talks to the workers, plays magic to entertain others, the working atmosphere is v cordial & she can get into the role easily.
Andy's concert in Wu Hu will be held on Sept 10 @ the Anhui Wu Hu City Olympia Stadium. The organizer promised a concert of world class standard, it has the renowned Japanese co to design the stage. The stage with a length of 85m, invested at 40 mil, will be shipped in 44 containers to Wu Hu.
The 10 concerts held last yr in China was a sold out, Wu Hu is one of the 9 cities chosen this yr for concerts. This is the first time Andy comes to Wu Hu, it will be an excitement for the residents. This will be the biggest investment, best production & most popular in the history of the city.
SOURCE: THE SUN
Today is the day of Sec school exam result release in HK! The artistes render their advice to the students, even Andy in Beijing sent in a message to encourage those who do not have good results, telling them to study hard, the future will be bright for them!
Andy who was in the science stream with good result of 1A, 2B, 2 C gave the advice, "If u do not get good result this time, tell yourself to do better next time, you have priceless time, do not feel despair because of bad result, do not think that is the end, make good use of the time to learn & enter the exam again."
The Sounds of Taipei, Hit FM Joint Broadcast & Hitoradio.com launched an activity called 'The Dream of Angels---Guardian of Love', invited many singers to autograph on the soft toy angels, each for sale @ NT$800. This is to raise fund for the Red Cross in aid of single-parent family, to give them care & love. There is no auction, the toys will be sold till the last piece. Among the signatures, Andy's signature is the most in demand.
The charity sale has raised awareness of the public to the care of single parent family. Andy had signed only one piece, many fans were asking when his will be up for sale, the website is keeping them in suspense, "The activity will continue, everyday different singer's toy will be up for grab, you have to be on the look out!"
SOURCE: CHINA TIMES
Yesterday Aug the 8th is Father's day in Taiwan, Andy wrote 'Love Live Daddy!' For the paper. Said, "I wrote Love Live Father, as I hope all the fathers can live up to thousands of years." He added his father is his role model, as he has worked hard all his life, starting from scratch to take care of the family, he feels his father is the greatest, as father, the responsibility is heavy, he is the pillar of the family, economically & spiritually.
This afternoon on Aug 8, Andy was @ The Beijing Peoples Great Hall, to become the official endorser of Glec Electronics, media from many places were attracted to catch the Heavenly charisma.
Andy in white top & black pants appeared amidst a barrage of cameras, he gave his usual friendly smiles & greeted everybody. In fielding questions, though talking little, he was witty. When asked on his impression with the products, he said the products are just like himself, advancing step by step towards betterment & finally accepted by all.
Also, he expressed his carefulness in choosing products to endorse, there will be a gp of people making a survey beforehand, to understand the market reputation before he decides to promote the product.
At the recent Mandarin music awards, Andy was the big winner. When asked if his win was because of his charisma or music, he quipped, "I am in the circle for so long, I feel it is of emotional factor." His words led to thunderous applause from the house. The press meet ended under his heartwarming smiles & sincere dialogue.
Andy was in Kaoshiong yesterday for the promo of his album, as he has to go mainland China for more promo, he had to rush back to HK, only fans who were given coupons had a chance to get his autograph, those who failed to get his signature , cried, "I want Andy Lau!"
Due to the attack of Matsa typhoon earlier on, the southern part of TW was extreamely hot, before he arrived there was some rain, but it stopped as soon as he arrived. The weather was too hot, he asked an ambulance to stand by nearby.
To those who could not get his signature , he is very apologetic , "I am very sorry, I know many of you cannot get my signature, if I have time I shall come to compensate you, if the sale exceeds 200,000, I will come to hold concert."
Andy who has not been to Kaoshiong for a long time held an autograph session today. The organizer closed road to receive him. More than a thousand fans packed the scene to the full to catch a glimpse of him. Some even chartered bus to follow him from the North to the south, some Q since 6 am in the morning.
The sun in Southern TW was evilly hot, but to see the idol who cares abt the weather, all squeezed into the 10m-road.
Man & woman, young & old were seen, what a sight it was! Said Andy, "V anxious! (the weather was not good), yet the fans supported me passionately warmly!"
Lucky the weather was not too bad, fans can say I Love You one more time to Hua Zai, who is so touched that he promised after his heavy work load, he will definitely come to Kaoshiong for concert!
2 nights ago at Metro Broadcast post award bash, Andy presented the love packages that he got from the temple to Twins, so thoughtful! He has become good friends with Ah Sa after shooting All About Love. Is it to wish Twins a fruitful & smooth love ? He explained, "Actually the love package blesses one with love, good health & wealth." Of course he hopes they have good marriages, but good health is also v important. He thinks Ah Sa is too thin, & hopes she can be a bit fatter.
Does he asked one for himself? Of course he did. At the temple the workers told him he is getting on with age & is time to settle down. One said he can get his other half this yr, he quipped, "So fast ?!"
Andy was back in TW on Aug 6 for more promo of his new album. Though the weather was v hot, more than a thousand fans came to the autograph session at Xi Men Ting in the afternoon. Wearing a white tee & jeans, & perspiring profusely, he sang the theme song of the album, to much enjoyment of the fans. Some fans came as early as 2:30 am to Q. A 21 yr old young mother with 8 mth old BB came to see her idol!
The workers fan for him continuously to cool him down. He had prayed for red threads for his fans, these were given out to them.
In the MV Say I Love U One More Time, Andy acted in 2 roles, one as the dr who married Ah Sa, & one as the hairdresser who married Charlie.
Do not think the love with Chalie looks v romantic, the location at Race Course Rd cemetery after after the heavy rain was filled with worms on the ground, it was an eerie sight.
Charlie had once appeared in Andy's Cantonese song MV Love Is So Silly 15 yrs ago, at that time she had just entered circle & had some baby fat, now she had the praise from Andy, "Charlie is more matured, more lady-like & outspoken."
The movie with the same title will be out in Oct. The love was actually not as romantic as it appeared to be, as the filming site was at the cemetery area. After the heavy rain, mosquitoes , insects & worms abound. At the high temp of 30 deg, they prepared a big fan. Never had they known this made it worse, as the bad smell dissipated all the over the place. The workers held their nose, but the 2 in front of the camera had to bear with the stench.
The pics shown Charlie handed a handkerchief to Andy for him to wipe the tears, Andy gave back to her, it was blown away.
Andy visited his wife's grave after the rain.
Metro Broadcast Mandarin Music Awards was held last night at Wanchai Exhibition Hall. Andy swept 5 awards was the big winner of the night. Jolin with 4 awards was the best among the female singers. [The Sun/Ming Pao: Jolin won 5 awards]. Joey with 3 was best among the HK singers. Mirium who had shown dissatisfaction & said she wont attend was absent.
Andy's song, Actually I Have Love, was one of the Best Mandarin Songs, won Top Hot Broadcast Song, Andy & Join shared Best Stage award, Andy also won Globe Best Singer Grand Award & Asian Singer Award, total of 5.
The singers were arranged to enter via Avenue of Stars. Nicholas Tse, Joey, Twins, Vivian Hsu, Jolin & others were among those who walked. Vivian with the low-cut V caught the most attention, Nic exposed his well-toned chest…
Andy left TW for HK in the morning, 20 over fans braved the storm to send him off. He was v touched & told them to be careful on the way home.
Andy is flying back to HK today to attend Metro Broadcast Mandarin Music Awards. He is not sure if the plane will take off in time, "Even if the flight is cancelled, it is God's will, it is for me to stay back to do more promo." He will give the red threads to the first 200 fans, & hopes they will find their true love soon & have kids, then they can bring the chubby BB to see him! He wishes to get married after his fans, & quipped he does not need the small shoes yet, whoever needs it can take from him.
If he gets married soon after, he will be back to the temple to thank the Moon God. When interviewed by C R thro phone yesterday, he was asked if he has a illegitimate child, he insisted there is no such thing, the host teased if it is because of condom, he alertly avoided the topic, "Ya, how come no one ask me to be the spokesman?"
On the alleged assault on Dou2, Andy flatly refused to answer.
....Metro Broadcast requests all the singers to sing live. Said the CEO, "Some record co asked if it is true lip sync is not allowed. Andy's side said the lyric of the new song is hard to remember, & asked if he can lip sync? But I think he is just joking, Andy will sing live."....
Despite the thunder storm in Taipei in the morning, a hundred over media & fans gathered at the old Xia Hai Cheng Huang Temple waiting for Andy. This is a popular temple in Taipei where singles pray to Moon God for good marriage. The rain had not stopped Andy from canceling the trip. But he got himslef wet during the praying ceremony.
Said, "I am v happy with the rain today, almost all the time when I come to TW to promo my album I meet with rain, the album sale is always good, more than a million! There was only once with no rain. That was 3 yrs ago when my album could not be out ! Water signifies wealth, now there is even typhoon, it sure is to be terrific! Haha."
First time to the temple, he was taught how to pray. After lighting the incense, he prayed sincerely. He prayed for a thousand over red threads for his fans. With that he circled the incense container 3 X outside the temple. It was quite a chaos when he was outside as there were too many onlookers.
The thread will be given out to fans on Sat 2pm at Xi Men Ting autograph session. Smiling, he said, "Those who are married do not take, please give the chance to the unmarried, but still must buy the album!"
He kept one for himself, but he said he wont wear it, he will keep it in the bag.
The temple person i/c also gave him a pair of small shoes, to wish him good fortune & have BB. Holding the shoes, he quipped, "I am not married yet, not so soon I have BB."
The reporters asked him on the rumor that he was married with a child, why did he still come to the temple? He said he came not to prove anything. But maybe this is just right to tell others that he is not married, & is not a father, "I had said a thousand times & you wont believe me."
At TVBG e news, the host specially prepared 2 long bamboos & requested Andy to perform bamboo dance. Andy never resisted & did a good job!
Ah Ya who always admires him pretended to be his manager, & wanted others to call her Mrs Lau. She proved that she was married to him 4 yrs ago with a photo. Andy did not exclude child adoption & wishes to have both girls & boys as his children.
He sent a get-well msg to Lin Chiling who gave him a hug last yr at the GH awards, "I really wish to give you a hug, but I am afraid this will cause u pain as I will hug u v hard, hope you get well soon & we can be on the stage again together."
Andy has a working philosophy, he likens work to fishing, that is how he maintains his heavenly status all these 26 years.
He was interviewed by GQ mag & graces its cover. Though the photo-shot was done under the hot sun, he maintained his smile. How does he find happiness in work? Said, "You are all chased after by work, I have is to chase the work myself."
To him, everyday is weekend life.
Faced with the endless amount of work, outsiders feel that he is working hard, but he is enjoying Said, "Work is like fishing, the rod is on my hand, how can I feel tired? If you keeping thinking when u can keep the rod, then u will feel tired." He even takes work as form of holidays, it all depends on ones mental status.
Whike working overseas he can take the opportunity to visit the place, it is just too good. Even having a holiday in a 6 * hotel, he never thinks it is better than his won home. If he has nothing on, he prefers to stay at home the whole day, & prepare own food. Said, "In the morning I can have oriental porriage, afternoon I can have soup & fried rice. Talking on housework, I am better than many girls." On mid-life crisis, he quipped, "To many young girls, they already feel my age is big! Previously I am afraid of getting old & fat, now I have passed that stage, now is the best time of my life."
SOURCE: CHINA TIMES
TITLE: ANDY TO ACT AS APE MAN
Andy has acted as fatso, The Big Guy, now in Wait Till U Be Older as an 80 yr-old man, What is his next step, "Hei Hei Hei," eyes brightened up, he quipped, "This is a big secret!
The next movie has a brave new concept, that is to be a primitive ape man, the story is abt the love between an ape man & a lady, a love between civilized & non civilised . They communicate with body language, but the ape man show of love is to give the other person a punch!
They have thought of the story for 3 yrs, it is still being worked on. He said the look is not the ancient ape man, but close to civilized era, it will be hairy, the eye-brow protruding, as long as it looks like ape man will do!
The story is abt a lady working in a big co as high officer who likes nature a lot, she likes to fly, when she has stress, she will go to the top floor to play 'sky-flying'. Once she dropped to a deserted island & met the ape man....
Touted to be the replica of Andy, Sichuan actor Tu Yi Hen or Dou Dou was picked to play the role of YKX ex bf Andy as he is said to resemble Andy. He was rumored to have a love affair with YKX. But this 'Andy' because of his semblance to the real person led him to a mishap, he was assaulted in a bar in Guangzhou, he bled profusely & was hospitalized.
According to eye witnesses, on Aug 1 night, Dou 2 was pubbing with his friends. Suddenly someone in the bar shouted, "Andy Lau is here!" This resulted in a chaos, hoards of people swarmed to him asking for his autograph, but Dou2 rejected them all, he kept explaining that he was not Andy & was a misunderstanding. The rowdy gp wanted him to sing songs on the stage. He too obliged & sang many of Andy's songs. He went back to continue chatting with friends.
Never expected there was an argument suddenly among his friends, 7 to 8 persons broke out into a fight, Dou2 was hit on the head by wine bottles. Blood shot out in all directions. It was a scene of screaming, crying, & fighting. Dou 2 was covered in blood & sent to the hosp.
The reporter tried to contact the person i/c, he said in despair, "He is now in the hosp, I am so worried, he is holding a launching ceremony for his album, but how to meet the press with the look! The worst is Ocean Love Starry Nite is shooting soon, one day delay incurs few tens of thousands loss, not sure when he can get well again, where to find a substitute..."
Asked why was he attacked, he said, "I'm not at the scene, though after the incidence I had heard something but I will not say, when Doe 2 is conscious, let him answer." The movie co indicated it was a gathering among the workers & actors before camera opening on that night, the local mistook Doe 2 as Andy, & asked for his autograph, leading to the outbreak.
LL is releasing his new album A Story end of this month, he has the full support of his producer & old comrade Lei Song De, even Jonathan Lee was roped in to write 3 songs. The MV invited Chou Ke Tai to film a 2 hr long music story. The combination has arouse interest in TW.
But for a month, the co has negotiated with LL co in HK to launch a big publicity in TW, LL lacks the interest. He adopts the attitude 'If the music is good, there is no need for promotion' & 'previously had done much promo & had never reached the result' as reasons, refuses to take part in the promo activity. He appeared in the police uniform used in MV at the premiere of Seven Swords. The record co feels v disheartened, even if there is cooperation, the sum invested will be less.
In comparison, Andy who releases album today, has already done one round of publicity in the e news. After going back to HK to attend music awards tomorrow, he will come back for 3 rounds of autograph sessions. Indeed he has v good professional attitude.
Yesterday he attended Complete Entertainment prg, Pong Cha Cha went there personally to block him & told him to come to his prg in Golden Nite Club, he agreed readily, very friendly and approachable.
The interesting thing being both MVs of Andy & LL have music movie style, will it be the doctor or the police to win, we shall know next month.
TITLE: ANDYS THE SOUND OF LOVE
Andy releases his latest Mandarin album Say I Love U One More Time, as it has been 3 yrs since the last release, he is extra anxious, other than extensive promo coverage in HK, he went to TW yesterday to promote the album.
He was seen in tuxedo for press con, something he rarely does. Perhaps he thinks white is his lucky color, he was in an all white ensemble, looking v smart. He sang at the press con, he said he will let the song sink deep in the mind of the audience & let them say this to the people around them. His singing was v captivating.
SOURCE: MING PAO
At the promo activity in TW, on the lyric of the song, Heartless Lesson, he said the thought came from the demise of Anita & Leslie. Said, "I knew Leslie before I became well known, he & Anita both left the world, this makes me think Heaven is reminding us the importance of friends, & it reminds me to treasure my fans"...
more news coming up later in the day...
TITLE: TOURING IS LESS RELAXING THAN COOKING A MEAL AT HOME. ANDY ADMITS HE IS BETTER THAN GIRLS DOING HOUSE WORK
TITLE: FAKE ANDY BEATEN UP BY 8 MEN
Andy is now in TW for the promo of his new album. At the press con yesterday he was asked on love & marriage. Even though he has been rumored to be married to Ms Zhu & has a child, he insisted, "I am not married, I do not have a child."
For the new album Andy had himself tied with the red thread, prayed to the Moon God, bestowed with the good health & money gold coin, said, "Even the Moon God knows without good health & money there is no complete love." Does he who already has both has a complete love? He joked, "What has that got to do with you!"
In his MV he was a married dr too occupied with work, when his wife died he was left with regret. Is this his real life situation? He quipped everyone please do not follow him. Said, "Once I am married, I will not allow such a thing to happen."
He was being called papa by a 3 yr-old at an activity 2 days ago, he said, "Even Aaron Kwok called me papa in the movie Lei Lok." He laughed & said half-teasingly, "It was rumored I have a girl, one day it may be so!" He again leaves the media a puzzle to solve!
He attended ASOS 100% Entertainment last night. On seeing Andy, Small S took the chance to gain benefits for her unborn BB, she asked him if he can be the BB god-daddy. He teasingly agreed & had finger hooked with her. What can a god-dad do? After thinking, she told him to send 500 K to his god-son every month! Though he escaped from being groped by her he could not run away from being forced on marriage, "Even a kid like me is engaged & has BB, when is your turn?"
He smiled with embarrassment, "Let nature takes its course, soon! Soon!" All was like what he said at the press con, when he said he had prayed to Moon God, Moon God has arranged for him, does it mean he will soon announce?
He teased, "The reason why I do not want to get married is because I like to be an idol!" He is fully aware that when he comes over to TW he will be pressed on the topic of love, as the album is all love songs. Even before the media asked, he declared his status.
"After marriage, people will not call me to act in many movies, such as Needing U, how can I act in it, the most I can act are some art house movies." He understands what is in the entertainment circle, "Once I am married, I will decrease my acting, others will automatically do so for me." He is past 40, why is he still so involved, the media asked, How long more you want to sustain yourself as an idol? He retorted, "Why used the word 'sustained'?"
Though he has not come to TW for a long time, in his home he has watched TW prg such as Here Comes Kangxi. "When I knew she is pregnant, at the interview with Tsui Hark, she was moving here & there, I am so worried she has abortion!" Now in TW he wishes to tell her not to wear high heeled, when asked why he knows so well, if he has the experience as a father, he quipped, "This is common sense, I know it since young."
Lin Chiling gave him a hug at the GH Awards, will he visit her now she is hospitalized after falling from horse, he said if ever he goes it will be private & will not be a news.
[In the pic, Andy helped to remove the flower pot that was obstructing the media. He played magic tricks with the coin.]
TITLE: ANDY WISHES TO BE BEST ACTOR AGAIN
Though it has been half a yr after GH awards 2004, he still feels the sweetness on winning the Best Actor award, he was so moved at the moment, "Hope this yr I can be nominated!"
Last yr he has filmed 2 movies, All About Love & Wait Till You're Older, he hopes in the latter movie where he acts from age 10 + to 70 over he can have a breakthrough, & recognized by the judges, & stands a chance. He will try his best to attend even though he will be fully involved in concert tour.
SOURCE: THE SUN
Metro Broadcast Mandarin Songs music awards will be held on Aug 5, accordingly to sources, Andy will continue to be the big winner, sweeping Globe Best Singer award, together with Jolin , SHE become the Asian Singer award, all together he will win 5?The CEO of the station indicated the singers will be called to sing live.