Achieved as what was wished for !! Haken, “You have got it ? I think everyone in HK feels happy for him .
DATE: 6 JAN 03
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY / SING PAO/ ORIENTAL DAILY / MING PAO / WEN WEI PO
TITLE: HAKEN LI & MIRIUM YEUNG CLINCHED MOST POPULAR MALE & FEMALE SINGERS AWARDS
20th TVB JSG Top 10 Best Awards cermony was held last night at HK Coliseum. The ceremony lasted 4 hours. Most Popular Male Singer was Haken Li who had waited 17 years, & Most Popular Female Singer was Nirium Yeung. Headmaster Alan Tam gave out the awards to them.
Asia Pacific Most Popular Male & Female Singers were Andy Lau & Kelly Chen . Infernal Affairs's Tony Leung presented them the awards. Andy thanked all those who have supported him 22 years since ?0 . Eric Tsang teased that he has no more feelings on receiving awards. He corrected him , “I have feelings…” For once he sang live the song Mushy Love Song.
Eric Tsang tickled that Metro Radio was like dividing meat, Commercial radio was a kid’s game with no heavenly kings & queens attendng. In introducing singers, he teased the front row singers. On Andy, he said, ?Only 1 out of 4 Heavenly Kings come.?He patted on his shoulder, “Hua ge, your aim not this one, you are above all others.?
Andy won another award with Tian Shen Tian Yang , one of the 10 Gold Songs.
Edwin Hsiao won Beat Newcomer award ( Gold) , beating Juno who won Silver. Juno was jeered whenever he was onstage. Jeering was loudest & most intense when he won Most Popular Re-composed Song . Eric Tsang commented it was the song with the gretest response.
The late Roman Tam was conferred title Honarary Award. Alan Tam & Anita Mui sang 2 of his songs , followed by another sang by all the singers.
Today went to Coliseum for JSG awards rehearsal. I think Haken Li stands good chance to win Most Popular Male Singer award. His result this year is obvious, either in singing or acting he is accepted & acknowledged by all .
Today recorded songs for the new Mandarin album. Li An Siew came to HK specially for the production of album. V happy the last album was praised by all, it gives me confidence to try songs of different styles, hope to bring better quality music to all .
DATE: 5 JAN 03
SOURCE; APPLE DAILY / SING PAO / WEN WEI PO / THE SUN / TA KUNG PAO / MING PAO
TITLE: ANDY ADMITTED HE WILL GET ASIA-PACIFIC MALE SINGER AWARD AGAIN
TVB Jade Solid Gold music awards will be held tonight . Andy attended the rehearsal yesterday. At the rehearsal, he & Haken rolled up their hand-outs & held them high , as if the trophies were already on their hands. It was funny. Andy did not get Most Popular Singer award for many years, instead he was given A-P award many times. He thinks Haken Li will get Most Popular Male Singer award this year. When asked if he will get Asia Pacific Male Singer Award, he answered, "Yes la."
It was said Tony Leung will give out this award & Alan Tam Most Popular Male Singer award. From the guest presenters, it is not difficult to guess the winners.
TITLE: ERIC TSANG REFUSED TO TALK ON SON'S INJURY, ANDY REPRIMANDED HE DESERVED BEATING & NEEDED NO PITY
After the prayer ceremony, Andy was seen chatting to Eric Tsang all the time. When he was asked by the reporters if he was showing concern to Eris's son who was involved in a fight & was beated up. Andy gave an unexpected reply, " If the kid is naughty he needs some beating, nothing to pity or to show concern." His reply stunned the reporters , who quickly change topic to the box office of I A .
Andy said if box office of I A hits 60 mil, he will give treat to all to Japan, his new year wish is for I A to hit 60 mil.
Aaron Kwok had not produced much work last one year & had applied long leave to be absent from all music awards. Andy was asked on his absence, he smiled, " No comments." But he still said, " Whenever I have time I will attend but there are times when I am busy. Holidays is good, can relax."
TILLE: ON BIAN NIAN ( FACE-CHANGING ART )
For many years , Andy has wanted to learn the art of changing-face or bian nian. Lately he was barred from learning. On this , Andy, appeared helpless, said half of the people will feel he is sincere in learning, the other half will think he is out for propaganda. It is enough , he urged them not to talk on it again. Even if he cant learn bian nian, he can still learn other arts such as hidding knief or blowing fire etc.
TITLE: HEARD CECILIA NEW-FOUND IS HANDSOME GUY IN THE CIRCLE, ANDY: COULD IT BE ME ?
Cecilia was rumored to have a new-found love, a handsome guy in the circle. Andy laughed, " Could it be me ! If it is , I will sure admit !" Andy said he did not feel Cecilia has any new love . Did Cecilia give him present ? " No !" On the movie , Cecilai has to depend on Andy to be popular again,Andy said there is no such thing, it all depends on the movie.
SOURCE: SING PAO
TITLE: WESTERNER'S VIEW ON ASIAN MOVIES
Popular American website Ain’t It Cool News had a poll on 2002 movies lately. 10 best foreign movies, 10 best HK movies & best HK actor & actress, best newcomer & worst actor were selected by a group of movie critics. In the foreign movie category, a few HK movies were selected.
Best actor chosen was Jacky Cheung in Male At 40, & Anthony Wong in movie Want To Fly. Best actress is Angelica Li & Gigi in Fat Choi Spirit. Best new comer is Shawn Yue, & worst actor Eason Chan .
Fat Choi Spirit is one of the top 10 best movies.
4 HK movies are in top 10 foreign movies. Infernal affairs was one of them, touted to be comparable to Western cop-villian movie.
DATE: 4 Jan 03
SOURCE: SING PAO
TITLE: ANDY TAKES GOOD CARE OF CECILIA
Cecilia is always embroiled in love affairs . In the movie Cat & Mouse she was also involved in a love triangle. She fell in love with the Cat acted by Andy, who already has an arranged-marriage partner. The duo in the movie are from enemies to falling in love. There are quite many fighting & emotional scenes .
Filming was done at the outskirts of Beijing under temp of below zero. Andy was v caring to Cecilia who is v afraid of cold. Filming was v smooth & cheerful .
SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY
TITLE: ANDY TAKES CECILIA AS DISCIPLE
Cecilia Cheung always goes pubbing in HK, but when she was filming Cat & Mouse in Beijing, there was a 180 degree change. After work everyday she enjoyed herself within the limits of the hotel.
She had decided to be a good girl for a while in Beijing , as she was not familiar with the place. She brought along many books on computer but when she saw Andy playing bowling everyday, she joined the fun.
Andy said, " My lifestyle in Beijing is v healthy, after work I stayed in hotel bowling, Cecilia was my disciple, her skill has now improved a lot." She practised hard to challenge Tu Wen Kai & Lin Zhi Chong.
There was another new game discovered by this gp of people. There was no real ball but it was a test of skill. Andy always beat Lin Zhi Chong, but when Lin grasped the skill to kill, Andy refused to play with him from then !
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: CECILIA DEPENDS ON ANDY TO WIN
Cat & Mouse opens on Valentine's Day, 14 next month. It will be the 2nd batch of New Year movie. The date was chosen as this movie is a love comedy. The male lead is Andy whose I A box office is nearing 50 mil. Female lead Cecilia is losing in popularity, whether she could recover from it depends on this movie ...
SOURCE: MING PAO
TVB Jade Solid Gold music awards will be held this Sunday at Coliseum. The most coveted awards heavily contested are Most Popular Male & Female Singers & Asia Pacific Male & Female Singers . As both Aaron Kwok & Sammi are not attending, it is easier to arrange the awards winners.
Accordingly, Most Popular Male & Female Singers will be Haken Li & Mirium , whereas Asia Pacific Male & Female Singers will be Andy Lau & Kelly Chen.
Andy's Tian Shen Tian Yang is among the Top 10 Gold Songs.
Today spent the whole in the office having meetings, to plan & get ready for work in the new year.
DATE: 3 JAN 03
SOURCE: SING PAO/ SING TAO
Jordan Chan held his concert 2 night ago at Coliseum. Tu wen Kai, Ku De Chao & Chang Tat Ming performed a cross-talk onstage. Tu said he was Andy Lau & pretened to he him singing Infernal Affairs. Andy who was in the audience seat clapped & laughed.
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
TITLE: TOTAL XMAS MOVIES COLLECTION 110 MILLION
Box office takings of Xmas movies are now finalised with the beginning of a new year. Below are some figures on the first day of the year.
Top on the list is Infernal Affairs, with 46.76 mil box office collection in 21 days. This movie leads with 60 screens opening at the same time . Not until release of Golden Chicken it let out 20 over screens, it was then collection dropped. Even then, it still grossed 2 mil daily, till Xmas day it grossed 2.13 mil, can be said still going strong.
H P continues to open 60 screens, collected 32.72 mil in 14 days. Takings remain stable at abt 2.5 to 2.6 daily.
Hero has 22.15 mil in 14 days, opening in 40 over cinemas. The nos of cinemas has affected its box office takings. I A no doubt is excellent, if not for its opening 13 days earlier, it is difficult to reach such a high figure. Its distributor is indeed far-sighted, worth a word of praise .
Golden chicken collected $994,000 in 7 days.
Western movies used to monopolise the market in previous years, this year Chinese movies seem to hace overtaken Western movies.
On promotion, I A is far lacking compared to Hero. Hero ads is found everywhere, esp in tube stations, walkways, all big billboards, an amazing sight. I A did not splurge as much as Hero, but it has enough time to gather momentum & looks like it will be the top movie for this holidays season.
SOURCE: MING PAO
TITLE: HK MOVIES LOW DECLINE IN A YEAR
2002 HK movies face a serios decline. Total collection dropped from 456 mil in 2001 to 347 mil in 2002, by abt 1/4 . 10 yrs ago in '92 it was 1 bil 20 mil.
Less movies were produced, only few tens were screened, not more than 50 movies are worth mentioning. Many were left unnoticed even after screening. The lowest box office movie Wild Undercover collected HK$330, less than 10 tickets were sold, only one cinema screened the movie.
Luckily another undercover movie I A has a bumper harvest at year end, surpassing Western movies, is the champion of all movies with 40 over mil....
DIARY 1 /1/03
Entering new year, first of all, wish all a Happy new Year, may your wishes all come true. Back from Taiwan this afternoon, got ready to enjoy Jordan Chan's concert at night. From a dancer to a singer, Jordan's effort is not wasted. His performance was excellent, the audience response was v enthusiastic. I too was influnced by the atmosphere.
DATE: 2 01 03
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: ANDY SANG AT COUNTDOWN PARTY
Andy, Sun Yan Zhi, Angelica Li & F4 2 nights ago performed at different countdown parties in Taiwan.
Andy performed @ the sqaure in front of Presidential Office. [News as reported yesterday].
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY / MING PAO
TITLE: ANDY ABSENT AT COMMERCIAL RADIO MUSIC AWARDS
2002 Commercial Radio music awards was held last night. Andy & Cecilia Cheung were both absent. They went to Coliseum for Jordan Chan's concert, giving no face to the station.
Andy Lau with his album A Better day won Besat Album of The Year, an award conferred by the joint-4 stations.
Until now Eason Chan with a total of 8 awrds takes the lead , followed by Candy Lo . Andy Lau & Twins both have 7 awards.
[ The news is aplenty today ~~ I hope u enjoy reading , as much as I enjoy translating & writing. It is a real busy start at Andy Town ! Many Thanks for your visits ! ]
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
TITLE: ANDY LAU--- WORLD'S NO.1 FANS SANG ALONG
The only Heavenly King that came to Taiwan this year to welcome New Year is Andy Lau. Even before he came onto the stage there was a stir, many had come wanting to welcome new year with him.
The atmosphere reached its climax as soon as he appeared. After singing Practise, he prepared a game section. Many fans wanted to go to the stage to shake his hand & hug him . At the peak, Andy sang World's No 1. The scence was like a giant karaoke , everyone sang along with him !
Andy's wish : Before year end, I have plans for my album & movie. But with the 2-yearly World Concert Tour I am still blank ! So the thing I hope the most is to come up with some ideas for the concert, to hold a concert where fans can party with me !
SOURCE: CENTRAL DAILY NEWS
TITLE: COUNTDOWN PARTY @ PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE SQUARE
A countdown party was held last night in front of Presidential Office. 11 djs , 30 over artistes had a count down with thier presidents.
At 11 pm, vice-president gave a speech. Followed by performance of Chen Yi Chen, Guang Liang & Andy Lau who sang Practise & World's No.1 . Andy held a loud speaker to voice out his new year wishes, he wishes he can sing better & better, & all those present can go to his concert !
SOURCE: SING PAO / APPLE DAILY
TITLE: RTHK TOP 10 CHINESE SONGS MUSIC AWARDS BEST POP SINGERS
RTHK had a count-down party @ Tong Lor Wan Grand Plaza last night with a group of singers attended. The higher-ranking officers announced winners of its 25th Top 10 Chinese Songs Pop Singers .
Nos of singers has increased to 15 this year. They are Eason Chan, Haken, Joey, Andy Hui, Mirium, Jay, Andy Lau, Sammi, Kelly, Candy Lo, Twins, Jacky Cheung, Gigi, Jordan & Salleh Yeh.
The last 5 contenders for Most Popular Male Singer are Eason Chan, Andy Lau, David Tao, Shun Nan & Jay Chou.
Top 5 songs for Chinese Songs category are : He Is Sure To Love U, Next Year This Day, Practise, Angel & My Way.
Nic & Faye who did well last year are not on the list. Aaron Kwok is outlisted completely, the other Heavenly King that is insurmountable is Andy Lau, who is nominated in several categories.
SOURCE: THE SUN
TITLE: TO CONGRATULATE INFERNAL AFFAIRS NO1 @ 2002 BOX OFFICE, ANDY PRESENTED ANDREW WITH $200,000 FARMER'S CAR
Movie filmed by Andy for Media Asia, I A, has reaped big returns, with box office of 43.3 mil 2 days ago. Another celebration party will be held next week. Male lead Andy of course is in good mood. In the recent celebration party he threw out $10,000 for use as lucky draw & helped other actors with cash contributed. This shows how happy he was.
In private, Andy is even more generous. He has given his black Toyota Farmer's car which he bought in '01 with HK$200,000 + to Andrew. But the car plate AL was not given away. The reporter noted @ Saigon Andrew's house , the car has chnaged its nos plate. Andrew did not use his name to register the car, & it was parked at neighbour's house.
When Andrew was contacted , he admitted Andy has given him the car, "Andy has given me a lot more ! We change cars readily ! ( Is it because of I A that Andy gave u the car ?) No, this was given before, nothing to do with this movie. ( Are u v happy ? ) Like that la ! Most happy is the cooperation is a success, now I use the car myself. ( Why u didnt park the car park in your house ?) I have many cars. Actually I too had used the car for I A. As I have too many cars, not enough lots , I have to park at my brother's house ! "
I A is the top HK movie in 2002. HK Movie Industry Association had announced Top 10 HK movies, in order of merit: I A, Married A Rich Man, My Left Eye Sees Ghost, Hero, Fat Choi Spirit. etc
SOURCE: TA KUNG PAO
TITLE: SHOULD NOT SCOLD OTHERS IN SUPPORT OF OWN IDOLS
A row broke out on the night of Metro Hit Awards , Juno's fans scolded Andy 'Old Cake King' . Wang Ka Chiang had observed the whole process of award ceremony. He feels that fans should restrain their behaviour. When the other singer is on stage, one should not booed.
He feels that it is natural to be older in age. Everyone ages, does that mean u can ridicule others. How can u call another person Old Cake King. The reporter said it was Juno's fans creating trouble that night. Wang replied that even if he had won Newcomer King shld not have scolded other Old Cake King, eveyone can have a chance to reach this stage. Who will agree Andy is Old King, only those few.
SOURCE: MIN SHEN PAO
TITLE: ANDY DESERTED GOOD FRIEND DICKY ?
Andy & Dicky Cheung have knwon each other 15 years. They are v supportive & helpful to one another in their acting & singing career. Lately there is a rumor that this brotherly pair has broken up .
It was reported that in 01 Aug, Andy had personally persuaded Dicky to join Topman which was a subsidiary of Teamwork , so as to promote Dicky fully. Their relationship continued to be v good. In July this year, when Andy was embroiled in lawsuit with CCT, Dicky had voiced & taken action in support of Andy.
But 2 mths ago, after Andy had found movie mogul Peter Lam , he began to forsake Dicky & forgot his promise to promote Dicky.
Yesterday when Andy arrived in Taiwan, he was asked on this rumor. He replied, " I would not answer this matter ! " He believes with their relationship , should there be anything, he would let Dicky know personally. With the passage of 2002, he wants to leave all bad news behind.
Dicky's younger bro Henry is Dicky's manager. He quipped, " Their relationship is v good !" He said HK is lacking in gossip lately so they turned to Andy & Dicky. He said both of them had called one another the moment the rumor was out & promised not to bother with it. A few co have given high price to sign up Dicky, he will settle the matter early 2003.
Took an early flight to Taiwan this morning, to attend a count down party to receive year 2003. Stepping into the new year, wish everyone be healthy, smooth-sailing & happy, see u next year !
Tonight specially took time off to visit a good friend, he will hold a big event on the New Year day, who is he ? He is the one holding concert for the first time in HK , Jordan Chan. Jordan is one of the singers I admire. His singing & dancing all outstanding. Tonite specially went to Coliseum to adimre his rehersal, give him support, here I wish success in his concert.
DATE : 31 DEC 02
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: TOP 10 MOVIES IN HK 2002
No 1 ---Infernal Affairs, $42,770,000 in 18 days , still screening
No.2---SpiderMan, $28,566,325 in 62 days
No.3---Harry Pottter , $28,100,000 in 11 days, still screening
No.4---Monsters Inc , $25,777,870 in 49 days
No.5---Spirited Away, $25,353,168 in 56 days
No.6---The Lord of the Rings Felloship of The Rings , $24,293,462 in 92 days
No.8---Marry A Rich Man, $21,684,484 in 44 days
No.10--- Fat Choi Spirit $19,218,000 in 43 days
With the downturn of HK economy , movies & 2 TV stations did not do too well in 2002. Final count at box office shows at top position 2002 is the on-going movie by Andy Lau & Tony Leung, Infernal Affairs . This movie finally gives pride to HK movies, with box office of 43 mil. Top 10 highest viewers rate of TV prg all belonged to TVB. Lowest 10 all goes to ATV.
Movie market was v low till Xmas this year. Compared to last year there is some difference. Shaolin Soccer collected 60 mil. I A looks set to reach 50 mil with the present trend.
7 out of the Top 10 movies are Western movies. Only I A, Marry A Rich Man & Fat Choi Spirit are HK movies. Hope next year more local movies can be on the Top 10.
Top 10 worst movie at No1 spot collected only $330 in one week. No2 collected abt $1,900 in 2 weeks.
SOURCE: MING PAO/ A D / SING TAO
TITLE: FANS QUARRELED AFTER HIT AWARDS
After Hit Awards 2 nights ago, the organiser arranged 10 over security guards outside the place where the celebration party was to be held to prevent fans from getting near to the singers. Even then a row broke out among the fans.
The happiest person that night was Andy Lau with 5 awards.
It was said earlier that Mak wanted Andy to use Teamwork to promote his son Juno but was unsuccessful thus leading to souring of the relationship. Now with his father's help, Juno had won King Newcomer award.
After the ceremony, singers left the place in separate cars. When Juno saw 10 over of his fans rushed to the road dangerously screaming, not only he did not stop them, he stopped his car, put his head out of the top window to shake hands with them & waved his trophy. He imitated Andy who did the same when he won Best Actor award at HKFA before. This created a traffic jam. Under continuous honning of cars from behind, his nanny car left in red traffic light.
When he arrived, 100 over fans from singers Shine , Gigi, Andy Lau, E-kids shouted loudly in unison: 'horse-rigging' . Juno's fans went up to Andy's fans & scolded, 'Old Cake King' . Later they had a brawl with Shrine's fans. They created a row on the street singing their idol's song.
At the party, Juno insisted he did not hear any booing, did not hear 'horse-rigging' saying his fans are v well-behaved, would not have scolded Andy.
When asked on being scolded by Juno's fans, Andy waved his hands signalling he won't answer . Later he said, "I give no reply."
SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY
As in previous years, RTHK Music Awards is viewed as the more convincing & representative of the music award ceremony. Winners of the Top 10 Singers are Twins, Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Eason Chan, Kelly Chen, Joey Yeung, Haken Li, Mirium Yuen, Andy Hui & Gigi Leung. Last years winners Aaron kwok, Jacky Cheung, Nicholas Tse, Jay Chou Faye Wong & coco Li are not on the list.
Really v happy ! Many thanks to the fans who attended . Though released only one album this year, still able to get such good results. All depends on the support from all of u. Even though the seats tonite were not so satisfactory, but I could see how hard u cheered for me down there. For the remaining Awards, hope can continue with the same good results.
***** CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDY FOR WINNING THE MOST NOS OF AWARDS, 5 IN ALL *****
DATE: 30 DEC 02
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO / APPLE DAILY/ THE SUN/ ORIENTAL DAILY / SING PAO
TITLE: ANDY LAU WITH 5 AWARDS LEADS AT METRO HIT AWARDS
The first music report card in HK for Year 2002, Metro Radio Hit Awards 2002, was held last night @ HK Exhibition Hall. A total of 66 awards were given out. It was like dividing meat, & 'chasing the ducklings', as all the awards have to be given out in 2 hrs. Many new singers sang out of tune maybe due to lack of experience. The worst was Juno, he was booed from beginning to end. The audience booed when Juno was crowned King of Newcomer after an on-spot voting.
The singer with the most awards was Andy Lau with a total of 5. Despite releasing only one album this year, he is as powerful. Fans gave him theloudest applause & clapps the moment he was on the stage. Clement Mak did not clap.
Kelly Chen, Haken Li, Eason Chan & Twins followed closely with 4 awards.
Haken Li had 3 Hit songs out of the 21 Hit Songs. The 3 Metro Hit Male Singers were Haken, Andy Lau & Eason Chan.
4 other awards won by Andy were: Metro Hit Album--- A Better Day, Metro Hit Song---Tian Shen Tian Yang, Metro Hit Asian Male Singer & Metro World Male Singer.
Music circle was once monopolised by 4 Heavenly Kings. This year Andy Lau is the only one left to pursue awards with the younger singers.
Not sure if Andy was aware of the presence of Mak, on the stage he said, " Under such circumstances, many thanks to all the friends who still encourage me . Dont worry, no matter how far away you are ( the fans ), I can still see you. Mnay thanks to Catchy Records. When I was down with no chance to produce album , it still signed on such a singerlike me. I will continue to produce good music. I will continue to live on." The words seem to have other meanings.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: ANDY JOKED FAYE WONG IS LIKE A BIG KID
Box office of I A 2 weeks after screening in HK is satisfactory, untill 2 days ago its taking has reached 41 mil. When Andy & Tony were in Taiwan for promo activity, they were interviewed by Chang Xiao Yan at Xiao Yan Window . The prg will be telecast on Jan 5 by ATV.
At the interview, Andy said after going round in circles, he is already back to the original, back to the basic of being an actor. When asked abt their feelings on Faye Wong & Maggie Cheung. Andy said he has never worked wtih Faye before, but his experience with her once at a vollyball leaves him deep memory. He said Faye likes to play volleyball so much, after the game, she just kept talking on it, just like a kid !
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: GOLDEN CHICKEN DEPENDS ON ANDY TO CATCH ATTENTION
Faced with stong opponents like H P, I A & Hero, Golden Chicken opened last weekend. Condoms were given out in addition to some other promo gimmicks. Many big stars played cameo roles , tempting viewers to watch the movie. The audience laughed thro' the show. They were still talking abt Andy Lau comical act after stepping out of the cinema.
The clients in the show are big stars like Leung Ka Fei, Felix Wong, Eric Tseng , Hu Jun etc, Andy Lau leaves deepest impression.
The audience commneted Andy's section is most comical, just that part is worth the ticket. Hero was somewhat boring. Golden Chicken laughed from beginning to end, Andy is good ! ...
I will be at my usual self facing all the awards tomorrow. I had gone through many difficult days this year, but was able to go through them smoothly, all because of having you, thank you !!
Today I spent my afternoon with a group of children. They are not the ordinary children, but are the sick ones. They really need the support & love from others. Actually every Xmas, Peninsular Hotel & Children Cancer Foundation will hold a gathering to spend time with the sick children at this festive season. Being able to take part in this meaningful activity, I feel v happy. The organiser prepared sumptious food & exciting games & presents to give to the children. Everyone had a good time together happily . In this Xmas festive season, hope they feel some warmth.
SOURCE: UNITED DAILY NEWS
Many count-down concerts will be held from the North to the South in Taiwan on Dec 31. This New Year welcoming event will begin from 6 pm at the squares in front of Presidential building , Taipei Municipal Building & Chong Zheng Memorial Hall . Chang Xiao Yan will lead the party @ Presidential Building. The line-up of artistes include Rinne Liu, May Day & Yang Li Hua , a famous Taiwanese opera singer.
Andy will appear exclusively at Presidential Building. Channel V will broadcast the event from 7 pm. The ohter stations will join in later at 9 & 10 pm.
SOURCE: MING PAO
Box ofice taking of I A has exceeded 40 mil. It is still going strong, maybe able to overtake Shaolin Soccer's 60 mil....
If it is to say that both Anthony & Eric acting surpasses that of Andy & Tony, I feel it is not fair. Actually the 4 male actors had done well. Andy is the main pillar. To act role of both good & bad is most difficult. Lately Andy's acting skill is v versatile. Funny that many people still think he is a star, not a good actor. I disagree.....
SOURCE: MING PAO
Metro Radio music awards will be held tonight. A total of 64 awards will be given out. Andy & Haken are rumored to be big winners.
SOURCE: MIN SHEN PAO
HK FORTUNE PREDICTOR SU MIN FENG FIRM & DIRECT WORDS
Heavbenly King Andy Lau after dissolving his bothersome contract lawsuit will reach a new height in the coming year. Also will have much income. For years his love life is of much concern. Su discloses in Andy's life , he will not get married. At age 25 ~ 27 he had fate to get marry. 'But even if he was married he will be divorced now'. Andy has the longest career success amont he 4 Heavenly Kings.
SOURCE: O D
TITLE: ANITA MUI --- HAVE GONE THROUGH TEST OF TIME, STILL BEST FRIEND WITH ANDY
IN my eyes, there are 3 types of friends---1) hehehaha ordinary friends 2) chit-chatting good friends 3) bosom friends you to confide with .
Many reporters have asked me abt being betrayed by friends. Friends are like destiny. To get angry or be on bad terms with someone is harmful to the body. I used to do that for 3 months before but now I will be like that for only 3 days. No mattter how, he or she may not like to betray me.
Also, many , many reporters have asked me, with much concern , how is my relationship with Andy now ? There is too much gossiping in this circle. Undeniably, I admire this person. I always said he fulfils my standard in finding a bf. I admire his character--- hardworking, responsible towards his family, sincere & serious with his workers & others. Almost flawless. If ever there is defect, it would need to understand deeply.
In D O A D, from filming to promotion, many things had happened. As Andy was the boss, mnay things were pointed at him. He had no control. I knew he had tried his best. I know him 10 over years. I wont because of this movie become not his friend again. I understand his situation. The whole issue , some people face made me hard to handle .... why point everything to Andy ? Because he is the boss.
DATE: 28 DEC 02
~~~so cold ya ~~~ Today can be considered to be the coldest day since winter begins. The added rain makes it even colder. Hide in the balnket, really don’t wish to go out. Everyone wear more clothes, take care !
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
Sandra Ng acted as the masseur Ah Kum in Golden Chiken . This movie will be a well-liked comedy. Sandra is a born comedienne , patrons of masage centers will be delighted to see the movie.
The best part however is by Andy Lau & Tony Leung Ka Fei. Andy parodise the slogon ' At this time of the day your service attitude ' , it is satisfying. Tony is a cold-blooded comical actor , well known since Black Rose days.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/ ORIENTAL DAILY/ MING PAO
TITLE: ANDY AS GUEST @ CHANG HUI MEI'S CONCERT
2 nights ago Chang Hui Mei held her first of 4 night concert in Coliseum HK. Andy was invited as guest.
After singing I'll Always Love You , Ah Mei hummed a few lines of Water Of Forgetfulness & invited Andy to the stage. Andy said he felt like running away, as it was like killing him asking him to sing because she had sang so well ! Andy would not let her go backstage to change , he wanted her to sing Practise with him. When Ah Mei said she would hold his hand the whole song, Andy said she could hugged him if she wished !
They held hands to sing, with occasional intimate actions such as cheek-to-cheek. They complete the song with a hug. Andy whispered to her ear, " You're mine." Unknowingly the words went thro' his mike & were heard loud & clear. Ah Mei appeared blushed.
When asked abt it alter, she was embarrassed, she said he told her to work hard & nothing else.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: INFERNAL AFFAIRS BOX OFFICE CLOSE TO 40 MIL
I A after 15 days of screening takes in 37.94 mil .
H P collected 22.3 mil 8 days after opening while Hero collected 15.16 mil. Golden Chicken collected 1.21 mil in a day.
SOURCE: MING PAO
TITLE: INFERNAL AFFAIRS & HARRY POTTER ARE CHAMPIONS
Xmas holidays has ended. I A , started off the race by opening early on the 12th, continues to be strong, despite 2 blockbusters Hero & H P coming up a week later. Its box office is not affected, it is still the movie with the highest collection. 15 days now till Dec 26, box office rakes in 37.79 mil , look set to break 40 mil barrier this weekend.
H P is not bad with 20.29 mil 8 days after screening. It is a fight between these 2 movies as to who the champion is this Xmas.
Chang Jian Teng had seen all the 3 movies, I A, H P & Hero. He felt I A gave him the most satisfaction, Hero is good in cinematography. In order to please the govt, to vie for Oscars, there is compromise in art, this makes the movie a grade down. He said, " Most mushy, most disgracing part was for Chin Emperor to say he was for the civilians.
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO / SING PAO
Chang Jian Teng had watched all the movies this Xmas. He likes Infernal Affairs the most, he commends Andy & Tony have both acted well. It should be an outstanding movie this Xmas. Hero is the movie he dislikes the most. He thinks Hero may be good with filming skills, but the movie is too 'calculated'. The director has exchanged politics for movie, what a waste. Golden Chicken has more local taste. Sandra is comical & tried hard, the only drawback is lacking in sexiness, but Sammi would definitely not act in such a role.
Tonite went to watch Chang Hui Mei's concert. Being able to be on tne same stage as Ah Mei on this heart-warming festival made me v excited. After singing the audience gave loud applause & cheers. Many thanks to fans who came tonite.
DATE: 27 DEC 02
Chang Hui Mei held her first concert in Coliseum last night. Andy who is her good friend, as promised, came as guest to support.
SOURCE: O D
TITLE: ANDY GOING STRONG , CAN CARRY AWAY 5 AWARDS ANYTIME
The first musical award this year, Metro Music Awards 2002, will be held this weekend @ Wan Chai Exhibition Hall. O D received info that Andy will become a big winner with 5 awards: Asia Male Singer, World's Chinese Singer, Mandarin Song & 2 Gold Songs , one of which is Practise.
Andy is doing excellent both in movie & music this year. Box office for I A continues to bring in good news, there is bumper harvest for him too in music. His new release A Better Day alone has 4 songs hitting No.1 spot at the chart, namely, Practise, Mushy Love Song, Black Bat Air Force & Born Natural ( Tian Shen Tian Yang ). He has a chance to win 4 Stations Joint Album award.
Haken Li is also going strong , he is expected to be second big winner with 4 awards.
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
Andy should be able to maintain his Asia Male Singer Award at Metro Music Awards. Winners of the 3 Metro Male Singers shold be Andy Lau, Eason Chan & Haken Li. Eason with his song 7 times at No.1 & on the chart 38 weeks should be able to win C R & RTHK Male Singer awards. Haken & Eason will get Male Singer at TVB with Andy getting Asia Male Singer award.
If these rumors turn out to be true it is is reasonable.
SOURCE: A D
Metro Radio will give out 50 over awards, 21 Gold Songs , almost sure everyone is going home with at least one award. Andy Lau, big winners these few years, is set to be big winner again this year.
Following Metro Radio, Commercial Radio will hold its Music Awards on 1st Jan, TVB on 5th Jan & RTHK on the 17th.
RTHK announced latest trend of the Top 10 World’s Chinese Gold Songs yesterday. Andy’s song Practise is one of the 10. Other singers with song selected include Salleh Yeh, Eason Chan, Sammi Cheng, Kelly Chen, Jordan Chan, Haken Li, Jay Chou, Andy Hui & Lu Qiao Yin. Mirium Yeung is not among the top 10 temporarily.
SOURCE: O D
TITLE: ANDY CONFIRMED NOT ALLOWED TO LEARN ART OF CHANGING-FACE
Yesterday Sichuan province Cultural Dept Asst Head Mr Hu at an interview told reporters that as required by Cultural dept, though Andy had enrolled officially as student of Opera School, he is not allowed to learn the art of changing-face, as it is an art of exclusive secret. All other skills he can learn. In the approval letter , it is also stated that he can learn Opera art systematically, but not art on chaging-face.
Andy can learn art of water-sleeve, hiding-knife, blowing fire etc.
When Peng Deng Huai was contacted , he said in dismay, “Actually I can understand this, there is no such course of face-changing in Opera school all along, also not every student can learn the art. Whenever it is to perform Legend of Mdm Snake, when that part involving changing to human comes, one smart student will be selected from many hundreds to learn this art??
Andy will understand the matter further to comment.
SOURCE: MING PAO
13.69 mil after 5 days screening
I A ---31,00 mil , 11 days of screening
Hero --- 8.64 mil , 5 days of screening.
Chang Hui Mei is holding 4 concerts in Coliseum HK . She is most happy that Andy will be her guest tonight .
Merry Xmas ! Does everyone have many prg lining up to celebrate ? I take this opportunity to enjoy the holiday .
Spent a v good Xmas eve today, that’s spent it with a gp of fans, v happy can spent it merrily with them. Lately busy with fiming , had not chatted with all for a long time, being able to be with all makes me feel v warm.
SOURCE: O D
Happiness abounds this Xmas. All movies are doing well at box office. Movies Hero, Golden Chick, I A are full these few days. Higher officer of Media Asia Ms Xi Nan Shen announced yesterday that I A has broken 30 mil barrier, the movie has been invited to screen at Berlin Film Fest . Congratulations !
Andrew said happily, " I've just received the news , v happy, as the movie can reach Europe & welcome by Europeans. It is easier to make movies with a bigger market."
Andy too was v happy with the news. He hopes Western market will pay more attention to HK movies & even invest in them, so can have more of big production like Hero !
SOURCE: SING PAO
Mnay HK movies are doing well this Xmas, audience in Macau however may not have chance to watch them . This is because of rampant piracy in the region. Movie distributors are not screening the movies .
Though 2 more days to Xmas, my Xmas wish has been granted early. As I heard from my movie co that not even a week after opening, box office is close to 20 mil. Also heard lots of good comments from outside . To me, this is definitely a big present this Xmas.
As for the most unforgettable Xmas gift, it is my younger brother ! He was born on Xmas, I still remember when I have this younger brother, I was so happy, so his birth year Xmas was really unforgettable !
SOURCE: MIN SHEN PAO
TITLE: LAU CHING WAN WANTS TO HAVE A BB NAMED LAU TAK WAH
Lau Ching wan was interviewed by Xiao Yan recently. During interview he said he is now married 4 years & is thinking of having BB. Said he, ?If my child is born, I am sure to name him ‘Liu De Hua? hope that he can be as good as him. ?
Work schedule today is not too packed, mainly to film photos for a commercial. Want to know which one is it ? Ha ~~ Ha~` just take note of the report here !!
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: ANDY BEING HUGGED & KISSED BY FORCE
Andy, Yuki & Na Ying were at a charity concert Lotus Nite last Saturday in Sichuan Lu Zhou. Response of fans was over-enthusiastic. During performance they rushed up the stage to kiss singers with force. Security can be said to be v laxed.
The atmosphere was v high when Andy was on the stage. When he sang The Chinese, 2 female fans rushed up the stage , one on the left one on the right clutching him tightly & planted kisses on both of his cheeks. Only when they had enough they came down merrily. The guards went up the stage only after teh incidence to protect Andy. Andy said with some bitterness, " I know all of u love me a lot, but I hope u all can be obedient."
Despite the case security was not beefen up, when Naying & Yuki were on stage, male fans went up to seek kisses too. Na Ying dropped to the floor, she got angry & told the fans to be more civilised & enjoy the music seated.
SOURCE: MING PAO
Total collection on Sunday for 3 movies adds up to 67 + mil. This is a rare occurance of late.
Considering HK$ 50 a ticket, this means more than 130,000 people patronised cinemas, this has never happened before for a long time. The happy thing is not only oner movie is selling well, I A takes the lead in breaking 30 mil margin, H P & Hero follows up behind. All 3 movies collected more than 2 mil on Sunday.
Qs seen in Mongkok again is a sight most welcome by movie makers. Less cinemas are screening I A now but the box office stands strong , now collected more than 30 mil.
Success of I A has changed the outlook of audience with HK movies. Despite minor flaws with the movie, its seriousness in production, excellent acting by the actors, & their attitude are important factors.
Audience requirement is no longer laxed. Hope the trend continues till Chinese New Year.
SOURCE: TIAN FU ZAOBAO
TITLE: ANDY LEFT SICHUAN WITH A REGRET
The recent trip by Andy to Sichuan was a packed two-days. He lfet at dawn with some regret. He was not able to meet Sichuan genius Wei Min Lun. When Andy first expressed his desire to learn art of changing-face, he was met with strong opposition. Many felt that the art is exclusive & shouldnt be imparted to a HK artiste. Just when it was to be called off, Wei Min Lun stood out to voice his views," Andy is also another Chinese, when other can learn, why cant he. Also, if such a well-known artiste is willing to learn seriously, it will help to spread the culture far & wide." His words save the day. Andy wishes to thank him personally but Wei was outstation . Wei said since Andy had enrolled in school, there will be chance to meet in future.