DATE: 27 MARCH 2011
ANDY IN CONCERT
Date: May 7 2011
Place: Shanghai Sports Stadium
SOURCE: CHINA PRESS
IS ANDY BACK TO MALAYSIA FOR THE QING MING FESTIVAL?
Malaysian son-in-law Andy Lau accompanies his lovely wife back to Malaysia yearly for Qing Ming festival, this year is without exception.
Andy's f-i-l passed away in August 09, Andy was seen openly on the first 7th day, Ďofficiallyí announcing his Malaysian son-in-law status. Accordingly to sources, since 2009 Andy had been to the graveyard twice, other than the first 7th day, he accompanied his wife to pray to his wife parents last year during Qing Ming.
Qing Ming falls on April 5 this year, Andy happens to be in KL this Sunday (today March 27) at for an activity, trust he will do the same to go with his wife to pay respects to her parents.
Andy was in Singapore yesterday, after the activity he took land transport to KL.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
Kenneth Choi, under the encouragement of good friend, Lu min Yi, was back to the stage again. He holds a slew of 3 concerts at the Exhibition Hall in Kowloon yesterday. It was a ful house.
Andy Lau, Vivian Chow, Leo Ko & others sent bouquets to show support.
ANDY SYMPATHISES THE PLIGHT OF BIG S
HIS FRIENDLY STYLE WON HEARTS OF ALL
Andy was in Taiwan yesterday for the promo of UDivine massage chair.
On the wedding of Big S in Hainan Island recently, he was asked if he too is worried he might get scolded left & right just like her.
He replied, "Donít worry, I will not hold wedding ceremony, a simple dinner will do!"
As for mother of Big S crying at the airport, he said, "She looked miserable, after all, people should not make her so miserable! "
When he was asked if he had pre agreement with Carol his wife on the wedding plan, he was alerted & immediately said, "I donít know how to answer you, just take it as I never said anything!"
Andy was asked if his fee for the heavenly chair was a heavenly figure, he smiled, "Of course, I am Heavenly King, for me to be spokesman, the fee obviously is heavenly. "
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
AVOIDED TOPIC ON WEDDING
ANDY WAS ASKED TILL HE BEGGED TO BE EXCUSED
Andy was in TW yesterday for an activity.
When asked what sort of wedding he will be holding, he replied, "I have never thought of it, there is no special arrangement. If I were to hold any now, it will be very simple. Perhaps when I am 80 I become high-keyed, it is hard to say, so letís not talk about it now. "
When asked the reason for him to avoid talking on it, he replied, "I am afraid, I donít know who is good & who is bad. "
On seeing media kept harping on the topic, he begged for excuse, "Donít talk about it now, is it ok?"
He indicated whether he has gf or wife, media will keep asking him this topic, he is used to it. Said, "Donít think too much, you will be unhappy, it is better to talk less."
Andy is quite secretive with his private life, when asked if his wife will massage for him, he answered, "Anything concerning human body massge I will not answer. "
The media again asked if his wife likes to use the massage chair he endorses, he kept mum on it.
When asked to compare this brand with other types of massage chair, he answered, "They cal theirs massage chair, mine is called Heavenly Chair. "
Recently Andy was in Thailand to film a new commercial for Dao Ti green tea. He sauntered with them. The African penguins came from Chengmai zoo, by nature they should be used to human contact, but perhaps due to their first appearance on camera, they were somewhat hard to control. Do not think they are very tamed, in actual fact they have their own nature.
During filming they got impatient with the director's requestd, they protested, put up a strike & left the scene. The weather in Chiangmai was unpredictable, to get filming going, Andy used many ways to communicate with these penguins. Other than body language & voice to get their attention, of course he used food to lure them, to let down their guard & obediently listen to him.
After coming in contact with them for a few days, Andy feels that they are very cute & lovely, as the penguins look similar, the staff responsible for shooting invietably got confused, Andy carefully came up with 4 names using special characteristics of 4 of them, namely Adventure King (the penguin which is curious), Big Boss (The one which is most steady), big White Tummy (this penguin has no black lines on the tummy), Queen Actress( The most arrogant) so they can be easily identifiable.
Other than filming with the penguins, Andy became a tea specialist, a section required him to used tea sets to prepare tea. Andy did not drop any tea leaves on the floor indeed skillful.
During filming of the friend brown rice scene he entertained himself, he used rice to create different words, the workers were all drawn by his actions.
Heavenly King is coming to SG next Saturday 26 March for the promotion of Heavenly chair!
On this 30th anniversary, Osim invited Andy to be the spokesman for its Heavenly massage chair, uDivine. It was also Andy's 30 year in the circle, he accepted the offer readily & is coming to SG next week for the promotion!
Andy had held 20 concerts in HK end of last year, he was in SG for the promo of the movie after that, & is again back to filming, indeed hardworking.
It is said his only open activity & press con will be on Saturday 2:20pm @ VivoCity Central Court B.
Donít miss if you want to catch a glimpse of the superstar!
Shaolin, featuring Andy has been screened for 7 weeks in HK, box office is now at 20 million, while that of mainland box office exceeds 200 million.
In the other South East Asia countries, including Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam the market is equally hot. The movie broke Andy's overseas market record, there were times when too many went online to book tickets that the service came to a halt. The director feels relieved now that the movie sells well.
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
SHAOLIN'S WORLD WIDE BOX OFFICE IS LOOKING AT 400 MILLION
On this 7th week of screening since launched on January 27, box office for Shaolin has accumulated 20 over million in HK.
Be it in box office or reputation it has an outstanding result. Other than HK, overseas such as mainland China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, to as far as Australia it caused in a 'Shaolin wave'. Cumulative box office world wide is now looking at 400 million. Both directors & actors were very delighted.
Good news comes one after another, other than box office, winning critical acclaim, it has broke some old records. As all know, Andy's movies always maintains at a certain standard, the movie has set a new record for Andy in Singapore! With such an outstanding result, both movie company & distributors are extremely happy. Andy of course is elated.He thanked fans from overseas for the support, together with director Benny Chan.
Andy is presently in BJ filing Ann Hui's movie Sister Peach. He played a movie maker, in order to make him look more realistic, he sought the help of Tsui Hark & Sammo Hung to play cameo roles. They had worked together in Detective Dee before, as both of them were also in BJ now, he requested them to play themselves, as director & action director. In a scene, they drank & had local mutton hot pot.
Those who were not aware would think they were having a get together session.
The next day Andy went to Hui Zhou studio for dubbing of the movie, The Founding of A Party, where he played general Cai Er. Andy said he always hopes to use his own voice in every movie, "My Mandarin however is very rotten, even I myself has no confidence to do the dubbing if there is a lot of dialogue, luckily this movie I have very few lines." The one who played Xiao Feng Xuan is Angelbaby who met earthquake in Japan recently.
ANDY, TSUI HARK & SAMMO HUNG CHATTED MERRILY
DURING FILMING AT A SMALL EATERY IN BJ
Last Saturday, Andy was in a small eatery in one of the residential areas in BJ filming. It was a get-together of 3 big shots in the movie industry, with him were Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung. They were seated close to a window. The food served on the table was the famous local BJ hot pot with 'instant boiled mutton'.
Tsui Hark who is always behind the screen was seen in front of the camera this time, he was seen smoking a cigar relaxingly, no less imposing than Andy or Sammo Hung. The 3 big stars drew a big crowd to the eatery, who all came to catch a glimpse of them
ANDY DUBBED FOR THE FOUNDING OF A NATION
ALL The 4 SCENES PRESERVED
Cheung Tat Ming held the last of his concert @ Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night. On this last show he had the support of many of his good friends from the circle. Sandra Ng came with her husband Peter Chan.
During concert time, Andy made a surprise appearance to send his congratulations! Tat Ming was pleasantly surprise, the two of them made fun of Sandra Ng's photos on the stage. Sandra who was irked went up the stage to protest. The two quickly claimed it was in the name of fun & that was to prove to all that she is actually prettier in person than on camera. The three of them had a good laugh.
Andy's visit to Elizabeth Stadium was to fulfilled a promise he made 10 years ago. In 2000 when Tat Ming & Sandra held a talk-show, Andy was present, he had indicated to Tat-Ming that if he ever held concert again 10 years later he would come as guest, the trio again on the same stage, it was a promise made & kept
A lot of work is put in to make mochi. 2 men must coordinate well, one use the mallet to pound the rice in the mortar, the other with bare hand to wet & turn it
That was close..
end product, eaten with bean paste
the end product is also eaten after wrapping with bean paste inside
Thick snow looking like icing on cake
Montbetsu is located at the far-most North Eastern part of Hokkaido, it is on Sea of Okhotsk. Main economy is fishing. The crab is said to be the best in Japan.
A 10 m tall sculpture of a crab claw at the waterfront.
Okhotsk Seal Center, a conservation center where rare seals are kept
Oh so cute..
Sea ice drifting southwards from Siberia is unique to Mombetsu. There is a Sea Ice Museum that research of sea ice. In it, there is a Low temp simulation room of minus 20 degree & a "frozen aquarium" of various fish preserved in ice.
Okhotsk Toweris built out in the bay, where one can observe sea ice from both high above, and from below the ocean, through glass panels.
How drift ice was formed
Cilone, called Hokkaido sea-angel
They are small & agile, swims vertically, flapping the Ďwingsí, looking like Angels. Found in cold & temperate ocenic waterss
Simple body parts of Cilone
This sight seeing icebreaker ship, called the Garinko II, breaks its way through the Sea of Okhotsk when it is covered with drift ice.
Sheets of ice through observatoion tower
Drift ice that is 40 to 50 cm thick
Beautiful sunset on way back
Dinner.. crab, & more crabs, raw & cooked, hot potÖ
The 20th anniversary Screenplay Awards ceremony, organized by HK Screenwriters Guild was held yesterday to commend the top 5 outstanding screenplays from 1991. The 5 being named are Summer Snow, Running on Karma, Comrades: Almost a Love Story, Infernal Affairs & Everlasting Love.
7 awards were presented, other than the above 5, Infernal Affairs was also named Screenplay Most Loved by the Audience.
Wai Ka-Fai who was commended with grand Best Screenplay award with Running On Karma was absent, as he was busy promoting his new movie with Johnnie To in BJ yesterday.
The late Wong tin Lam, father of Wong Jin was awarded with Creativity Contribution award. Wong Jin received the award for his father. He was limping from pain due to gout, & was with a walking stick, he said the arthritis was due to too much climbing from filming in China, he is careful with his diet.
2 days ago Andy, Yu Wen Shi, mainland actor ... & director Ann Hui were at Sai Kung shooting movie Sister Peach in a private house.
It was about Andy who had migrated overseas with his family came back to HK during the lunar new year. There were many new year couplets pasted in the house. Deannie had no scene on her that day, she was present to meet the media.
This is another collaboration between Andy & Deannie after 10 over years, they last filmed Black Horse Prince. Their mutual understanding has not change, as they still keep in touch privately all thsi while.
Andy praised that the movie has strong HK sentiment. He filmed a scene taking the private bus recently. The last time he took a bus was in 1997 when he had to take a bus in a bad traffic jam to cross the tunnel to be in time for the show on HK handover to China.
Did he employ maid at home? He said he has foreign maids, he is not afraid of privacy infringement. "There is no pint suspecting people, there is nothing I can do if the person wants to say."
Deannie Yip played Sister Peach, she will played till aged 70 over, in the later part of the role she developed Parkinson Disease.
The backdrop of the story was when many migrants from mainland came to HK to work as maids, when HK was peaceful. Sister Peach came at the age of 10 +, had gone through several generations in the house, she chose to stay in Old Folks Home in order not to trouble the master when she had stroke. The story was too touching for her. She revealed that when she know Andy will also be acting she was quite worried as Andy was too high & mighty for her.
Ann Hui indicated 2/3 of the filming has been done. As filming started during CNY period, she had to pay workers thrice the amount of pay, said,
"I too feel it is expensive, but they all said it was a long time they needed to rush with shooting like that."
It was her first collaboration with Deannie she feels Deannie's acting is very good, & hopes for more collaboration.
There was a news report saying that Andy hopes to win Best Actor award by working with Ann Hui. On this, Andy did not deny, said,
"Actually the story main character is Sister Peach, the story is very light, the most I can get is to be nominated as Supporting Actor, if people say as such I have no control, I do not think about this.. but you can say so too."
ANDY TOOK SMALL BUS
THe DRIVER WAS EXCITED
2 days ago Andy was spotted taking the small private bus. At about 3pm, Andy was found sitting on a green small bus heading towards Cheung Sha Wan. He was actually filming the movie by Ann Hui.
Said Andy, "The bus driver was excited, he immediately called somebody, saying Andy Lau taking his bus!"
The snowy mountain came right to the back of Hotel
Sounkyo Gorge + National Park
100m tall Ryusei-no-taki Falls & Ginga-no-taki Falls ( Shooting & Mily Way) all frozen
We then travelled to the far North East of Hakkaido ..
The road was covered with powdery white snow.. the 2 arrows are to indicate margins of the road
Finally.. reached this very interesting place called Mombetsu
After lunch... we set off to a very beautiful town called Otaru. Once a port, it has many historical buildings, a ca nal runs through it, on both sides of the ca nal are old stone warehouses.
Water in canal became frozen
Century old warehouses, clearing snow on rooftop
White Loverís Chocolate Tower
So romantic with snow flying in the air
Loving snow couple, hope this can cheer Maya up a little as she toiled with the snow
Free afternoon tea was served in a tea house, the drink was served in a cute porcelain cup, of which tourists can bring home as souvenir for free, I chose one with pic of Otaru
Post office, neatly nestled in the middle of the town
Arrived Sounkyo at night, Hot springs hotel
Snow & more snow
Always see this in K drama.. looked fun slidding down the snow..
Vicky Zhao, Huang Xiao Ming & Huang Po were in Qing Dao earlier on for a Movie Association meeting. Vicky kept asked Huang Xiao Ming to be her daughter's godfather, it was so funny.
Her manager disclosed that Vicky will most probably costar Andy & Lin Zhiling in her comeback movie.
The movie will start filming in April, the script is still being written. The cast has not been not confirmed, according to the movie company, other than Vicky, the others invited are Andy & Lin Zhiling.
Andy & Deannie are a classic screen 'son & mother ' pair after their movie The Unwritten Law. Their relationship remains deep as mother & son, this year they again joint hand to act in a touching movie titled Sister Peach, which is based on a true real life story.
The shooting has begun & it is directed by Ann Hui. Ann Hui is looking forward to work with Andy again & hopes working with Deannie can spark chemistry.
Sisiter Peach touches on the heart-tugging relationship between a young master Roger born to a rich family & his nanny who took care of him since he was young.
Through this movie, Deannie hopes that people can give more love & concern to the elderly people. She was touched when Ann Hui showed her the script, said,
"As I read, with some imagination, I became so touched. In my impression, there is yet to be a movie based on the relationship between master & servant in HK, this is a real life story, indeed very meaningful. This is going to be fun acting with Andy again."
To play their roles well, the two had done enough homework, they visited Old Folks hoe, as arranged by Ann Hui, to meet some of those who had worked as house maids before, so as to understand their work in their earlier days better. Andy too met with the master Roger, they talked on the life of Sisiter Peach, he hopes to grasp the role well, & present a good show.
Deannie not only took a step further to understand the character of Sister Peach, she stopped dying her hair 2 months, so that she can look naturally aged, she also came with self prepared prop, a walking sticks for shooting, indeed meticulous.
Deannie walked with a limp, Andy on seeing her praised,
"My mother is indeed marvellous!"
Deannie was flattered, "I shot a scene at the market before, no one recognized me! I went to the front of a vegetable seller, loking to the right & left, she asked me, 'Nanny, what do you want to buy?' Really interesting."
"Meeting Andy in our place, are we going to have good luck this year?"
ANDY & DEANNIE IP SET ANOTHER MASTER & SERVANT SENTIMENT
Andy & Deannie Ip are reunited in another collaboration after their movie The Unwritten Law, in the latest Ann Hui's movie, Sister Peach, they bring a real life story of the sentiment between master & the servant to the big screen.
On the day of filming, Andy & Deannie were strolling warmly in the building roof balcony. At first the neighbors thought the two were just another pair of mother & son taking a walk, until Andy's fans recognized him, all of a sudden the entire balcony was packed with people.
The 17th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards ceremony was held last night @ Sai Wan Ho. Johnnie To presented awards to Best Actor Ted Robin Kwan, who clinched the award with Gallant & Mirium who won Best Actress award with movie Perfect Wedding.
Johnnie To also presented award to Best Film, Gallant, to Lam Ka Tung who was the executive director.
Robin at the interview commented that those who picked him are people who value good products, said,
"In Taiwan & mainland, I had gotten Best Actor before, this is the first time in HK for me, perhaps people took it as I was behind the scene, but I had filmed quite many movies, at least 20 over all these years, this award is precious to me, as it is from those who have valued me, unexpectedly, boss Andy said he will give a treat. "
Entry to shrine, smell good with trees around, & so beautiful with everything white
we were reminded everyday that to us snow is beautiful, but to the local it is a headache, & nobody likes snow
White Loversí Chocolate factory
Welcome-- these 2 girls are good at posing, they are tourists
workers with full-body dress
Those small squares are the famous biscuits of Hokkaido, a must-try, they are oh-so-thin & crunchy, in between is a thin layer of chocolate, each individually wrapped, v nice
30 com thick snow
Snowmobile, an hour of exciting fun riding in the snowy wilderness, each one took one bike... but I was too scared to ride.. the instructor had to take me in his bike
Only by riding you can reach this idyllic spot
a photo is a must !
Lunchóvery delicious seafood hotpot
2 nights ago, Andy was seen with wife Carol & 2 other female friends having dinner @ The Pacific Club. When the reporter arrived they were bidding goodbye.
In blac & white chequered gown Carol with head lowered swiftly went up the white 7-seater
Andy's assistant used his body to shield Andy to get up the car swiftly, Andy who always does not wear socks had his foot photographed.
Andy is very low-keyed with his love life, be it before or after marriage. he was seldom seen having dinner together with Carol in HK. Not until 2 nights ago when for the most unusual thing occurred, they were seen having dinner at The Pacific Club Horbour City @ Tsim Sha Tsui.
At about 11pm, Andy, Carol & two other female friends were spotted at The Pacific Club, which opens only to club members, having dinner. As it was past meal time, the Chinese dinning hall had only one table for the couple, probably to avoid being spotted, they purposely chose to have dinner later.
The reporter arrived at 1145pm, it was seen Andy & wife had finished with their meal & were ready to go home. Carol was in chequered gown while Andy was in black down, after bidding goodbye to their friends, the male assistant of Andy opened the car door for Carol, who had head lowered & darted up the 7-seater.
When Andy's assistant discovered the presence of the reporter, at the very first hour informed Andy & used his body to shield Andy up the vehicle, the curtain was drawn & the car left swiftly.
It was rumored that Carol was pregnant in October last year, but Andy denied. Andy has revealed that he will let nature takes its course.
Overnight new snow!
Hokodate morning market, which sells all types of seafood!
sea urchin, crabs, big fresh scallops, etc
piping hot crab soup
Thick snow all the way
lunch at a fresh seafood market, where you can pick any type of seafood! We had 2 big scallops & a crab which was prepared & brought to the table.
Lake Toya, looking serene... but actually, it is encircling a vocalno
This volcano is so unique that it is called a red pimple
Walked through sulphurous valley Hell Valley in Noboributsu
Arrived Sapporo late at night, walked through Ramen Street, did not stop to try
Sapporo being a busy city, it is hard to park, visited Daimaru & Tanukikajo Shopping mall.
We took an internal flight to Hokkaido after a 4-hr transit in Haneda Tokyo.
Hokkaido, here I come!
Once stepped out of the airport.. it was snow all the way!
Hokodate is a quiet, peaceful town
Hokodate, 'Han Guan' in Mandarin
First visited Goryokaku Park & Tower
The Park has a fort which is star-shaped, used for defending the place in the ancient days.
The river was frozen
Birdís eye-view of the park, from the Tower
Visited the old Wharf, the godowns were all turned into shopping arcade.. v cold.
At night ascended Mt Hohodate, graded as having Worldís third most spectacular view
It is exceptional beautiful, the gulfs are on both sides of the city, there is water & land
Of late, Andy has been busy with the promo activities of movie What Women Want. He said it was interesting to experience the life of working from 9 to 5.
He always heard about the sinister of workplace from his friends, this time he had finally got a chance to experience it.
Said, "It was suit & shirt & go to the same company to work everyday, in fact, it is quite interesting, I always heard about the ills of work place, about the villain in power, & the like but really I had never experienced it. This time with the special ability of mind-reading I was able to apply it in daily life, I have a chance to experience what my friends told me, it is full of freshness."
APPLE DAILY/WEN WEI PO
ANOTHER CHALLENGE TO CROSS DRESS
ANDY KEEPS FIT FIRST
The movie What Women Want starring Andy & Gongli is being screened today on Chinese Valentineís Day or the 15th Day of first Lunar month.
Andy who had not filmed love movie for a long time looked forward eagerly to this theme of movie. When he heard it was a remake of Western movie by Mel Gibson he agreed readily without a second thought,
"I really like this movie, though it was quite a while I have a deep impression of it. In the movie basically I was a big man, be it with the ex wife, daughter, or the ladies met in the office, I have a desire to control their mind. After meeting boss played by Gongli, & after acquiring the extraordinary ability to listen to their thoughts, I have a big change."
When asked if he referred to the acting of Mel Gibson, he said he did not, he was worried it would be a counter-productive.
One of the most noteworthy thing in the movie was his cross dressing, again he challenge himself,
"The first thing to do is of course to keep fit, as I have a bathing scene, I have to be at top form. Actually it is not easy to play a woman, external look is important, the disposition & fine movements are important too, so before filming I observed women & had read some books on women, in the hope of understanding them better, so it can be more convincing."
2 nights ago Andy & Yuan Li were at the premiere of What Women Want in HK. In this movie, Andy acquired an ability to listen what a womanís want in her heart, in reality he however does not wish to have such an ability, said,
"It is better not to have such an ability, it is happier to find out ourselves, by knowing what women think, it is like knowing your own fate. "
His fans took this opportunity to give him flowers on this day. He was asked if he would have a romantic evening with his wife after the premiere, he said,
"I have made arrangement, but tomorrow early morning I have to work, I need to rest early. "
Did he give flowers to his wife? He indicated that he is very low-keyed, he does not give V Day gift, & he is also not worried his wife will be unhappy.
Does it mean that nowadays they need more heart to heart interaction instead of materialistic means? He refused to talk more,
"We are ok, many thanks to all!"
On being boycotted by Cable TV after he insisted on talking in Mandarin when he was interviewed, but spoke in Mandarin when interviewed by 'now', he said, "I donít know, initially I thought it was just some trivial gossip, but after reading so much news report, it was like a big issue, I need to understand more of it. "
Under what circumstances will he spoke in Cantonese when he is interviewed by Cable TV? He quipped, "No condition! After I understand more I shall tell you, all along I am used to talking in Mandarin!"
Though Cable TV still sent reporters there, there was no interview with Andy, but Andy politely greeted Cable TV reporters.
Yuan Li had kissing scene with Andy, she praised Andyís lips are soft, even before kissing she was electrified by his handsome look.
What Women Want was premiered in HK last night, maln leads Andy & Yuan Li were present.
Andy caused a stir when he came onto the stage, as in addition to the suit he was wearing, he wore an additional coat, making him looked like Batman. This look indeed was electrifying. Yuan Li came in a se xy deep V skirt, showing off her figure to the fullest.
SOURCE: MING PAO
GONGLI COUNTERED SMALL SHUQI PAN SHUANG SHUANG
Andy, Gongli & Pan Shuang Shuang, nicked Small Shu Qi were in BJ recently for the press release of What Women Want, Gongli & Pan SS both came decked in low-cut evening dress, on the degree of attention, Pan obviously lose to her senior Gongli.
Pan played a secretary in the movie, one of the beautiful ladies surrounding Andy, her figure was the hottest, her golden statistics plus her seductive eyes make her the most outstanding among all the beautiful ladies. Though she has little scenes opposite Andy, Andy gave good marks to this se xy lady.
Andy sharing his scarf with his female fans, making them 'tipsy-turvy'
It is Valentineís Day today, Andy said he is not into celebration, he will also not give V Day presents, will he then give himself as present to his wife? He quipped he will not do such mushy thing.
He went alone to attend the premiere ceremony for the movie What Women Want at a shopping mall. Hundreds over onlookers were drawn to the site.
214 flowers girls & boys arranged by the organizer presented him with red roses. Andy went on the stage with 2 of them, he kept teasing the children, showering them with fatherly love. He played games with female fans, at photo taking he even wrapped the scarf around them, the female fans were charmed by him.
Andy had never attended an event with so 'many children before, faced with such a big group, does not have intense' feeling? Pointed to the reporters he told them they were too nosey.
During the CNY period, Andy has only 3 days holidays. He went for visits & had a fans gathering. On the 4th day of CNY he started filming the movie with Deannie Ip, titled Sister Peach
It is V Day today, when asked if he showed any love signs to his wife, taking it as something private he declined to talk on it.
He said he is attending the premiere that night, he was again asked if he would book seats to celebrate with his wife, he replied, "No. (Isnt it sweet?) Please do not ask. (Not celebrating? So low-keyed?) Yes, very low-keyed."
On what was his most unforgettable V Day present received in his past, he indicated he has none, he had however gave a most unforgettable V Day gift before in his school days, it was self-made dried flowers. Did he successfully dated the girl? He smiled, "Of course." Did he give V Day gifts all these years? He closed the 'backdoor' by saying he did not buy any V day gift since he joined the circle.
The reporters commented without any V Day gifts yet he was able to have a lover is indeed terrific. He self revealed his method of wooing, "I donít need to buy during V Day, but I always buy, it works. (Giving yourself as gift?) I do not do such mushy thing."
But on the other hand he revealed that between him & his wife they do other mushy things but they will not tell others. He told the reporters off when they wanted to prob further.
Andy has always wishes to be a father, he is yet to disclose the good news, on the advice that by adopting a child he may have one easier, he said,
"I already has an adopted daughter, I donít bother about all this rumor, I leave all to destiny."
On the news that because of using Cantonese in the interview by 'now', but used Mandarin in the interview by Cable TV he was being boycotted, he answered, "I donít know, there is no boycott too."
Yesterday it was seen that Cable Tv still send reporters to interview Andy, but they do not put up mike label nor individually interviewed Andy.
ANDY LET NATURE TAKES ITS COURSE ON HAVING BABY
DOES NOT PURPPOSELY CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY
At the movie promo event, Andy indicated that as long as one gives his wife things often on normal days, there is no need to give presents on Valentineís Day. Said,
" We will only do mushy things but we will not tell others."
On his rumor disagreement with Cable TV, he explained that he did not use Cantonese at the interview was because he being originated from TVB, did not want to make himself a heart-grinding source for others.
He revealed that when TVB truly changes hands he will use Cantonese,
"I myself respect (Sixth Uncle, or Mr Run Run Shaw), TVB is just like my parents, I donít wish to degrade them. As for his using Cantonese when interviewed by 'now' he explained that 'now' is the subsidiary of TVB.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
FAN BING BING TALKS ON HER MALE SCREEN PARTNERS
Fan Bing Bing was in SH for an Valentineís Day activity, she at 29 hopes to find a lover this V Day or before she is 32. The man must be one that can melts ice. (Bing)
When host asked her to use fruits to describe her screen male partners, she said Ge You was full of twists & turns, his humor can made one recalled fondly, Andy is just a Hawaiian macadamia nut it is sweet on first bite, after that the fragrance is full of taste, Nicholas Tse is like green tea, he pursues perfection at no cost, the final product is he gives sweetness to others but bitterness to himself.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
THE ROMANCE THAT ANDY FINDS IT HARD TO SPLURGE
In the previous movie Andy was full of Zen philosophy, in the current one he however created romance. But to one whose work is bigger than sky, a change to romance is some luxury he cannot afford to splurge.
Andy has always enjoy work more than Valentineís Day, he said,
"I will be very busy with movie promo, & I have to attend movie premiere, actually as longas I spent it with friends that like me it is already a romantic thing. "
Andy revealed that till today he never has an unforgettable Valentineís Day, as he always spent it on his work. He even indicated work is his Valentine, a group of them spending the day together is enough to make him happy.
He has a chance to work with Gongli this time, someone he had only met once 21 years ago, it is a destiny, he said,
"In that year, she was in HK filming Terracotta Warrior, I met her just once, she treated me to wanton timsum, after that we never had chance to work together, this time the opportunity is hard to come by, she had filmed with many HK actors just that I had no chance. "
On Gongli who is 100 % womanly, Andy enjoyed every minute of working with her, smiling, said, "Her every move exudes that special charisma, just by looking at her makes one's heart beats faster, but I am afraid her fans will not like it, there is no big scenes with her. She is undeniably the dream mate of many men. "
An all new CEN, or i-CABLE Entertainment Channel, previously called Cable TV HK has a new face in 2011, with new personnel, new look. The former mainstay of Cable Supernatural Show have a chance to return. According to sources, the executive director Hu Yung-Ching will retired this month, the post will be taken over by Zheng Chang Chang in March.
The former is a Christian, when she took over she chopped all the signature programmes that talked on supernatural happenings & other feng shui related programme, the station was like having a 'clean- up'.
Under this cleaning up, large sum of money was spent in employing Eric Chang Tat Ming, Wong Jing & others as hosts, the viewer rating was just average, it was even said the programme by Eric Cheung Tat Ming 'Johnny B Good' has zero rating. The scenes broadcast was also filtered, scenes on artistes' traditional praying with joss sticks were cut. For new programme pastors were invited to the opening ceremony to pray.
The new executive director has loose ends to take care of, the station is on bad terms with Andy, when Andy had promo activities on Shaolin, it was censored. It was said because Andy used Cantonese in other station interview but not Cable TV. Andy has no contract with TVB, when he was interviewed by Cable TV he insisted on talking in Mandarin, they respected his wish but indeed did not give face to the station. CEN was at Andys promo activity, they interviewed the director & other actors simply refused to interview Andy.
When asked how he will handle this situation,the new director smiled,
"Asked Andy! In actual fact, even if there is contract with TVB, he can still speak in Cantonese. There is no permanent enemies in the entertainment circle, be more open & generous, donít grit the teeth!"
Andy & Gongli always admire one another, for years they had not have a chance to work together. This time they finally came together in the Emperor Group's new movie, I Know What Women Want.
The duo were viewed as a fantasy pair, they developed mutual understanding swiftly. Andy had not filmed comedy for quite a long time he was too happy to film this movie, he went to work relaxingly everyday, after work he joined others for food, because of this he put on some weight.
Though it is her first collaboration with Andy, Gongli already knows Andy is always meticulous, despite having much experience, at the beginning she had some stress. She frankly admitted that because she had not in contact with Andy before, only after working with him she got to know other than being meticulous, Andy likes to joke, She praised that Andy always find pleasure in work, & learnt a different approach to acting.
Said, "It is different from what I learnt from academy. Actually there are always different ways in acting, there is no fixed method, acting opposite such a good actor, we are able to reach idealistic standard, I feel very happy, & indeed honored to act with him."
As for Andy he does not denied he had waited very long to work with Gongli, for many years he had not filmed comedy, so it was quite a strange yet familiar feeling, said,
"By working with a new partner, the audience can have a fresh new feel, this was out first collaboration, we took some time to get used to one another, but we get along well & sparks flew very fast."
Andy disclosed some jokes that happened during filming, the feeling working with the crew was relaxing, he had lots of time to go feasting with them & had put on some weight.
The 30th HKFA announced its nominations in the afternoon of Feb 8. Nicky Cheung announced the list of names. Detective Dee, Reign of Assassins are in contest for Best Film, Not only that, in the other categories these 2 movies are in hot pursue for awards, of which, Detective Dee was named in 13 categories, while Reign of Assassins is named in 11. Ip Man 2 & The Stool Pigeon are named in 10 & 8 respectively.
Nominations for Best Film include
Gallant, Detective Dee, Ip Man 2, Rain of Assassins & The Stool Pigeon
The other caterogies that won nods for Detective Dee are:
Best Director (Tsui Hark)
Best Actress (Carina Lau)
Best Supporting Actor (Deng Zhao )
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Audio Effect
Best Visual Effect
Best Action Design
Best Original song
Best Original Score
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
STARS WITH FUNNY FACIES
In circle 30 years, Andy is always loved by fans. Not sure if it was due to the cold save, he was caught in a suit not warm enough to shield him from cold, he tried to exercise but the way he shivered makes one laughs!
HK HEADLINE NEWS
ANDY WROTE NEW YEAR COUPLETS
NEWS DATED JAN 28
BANNY CHEN AND ANDY HAD EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN I KNOW WHAT WOMEN WANT
MORE PICTURES from the movie
NEWS DATED JAN 28
'I KNOW WHAT WOMEN WANT' PREMIERED IN SH
NEWS DATED JAN 27
I KNOW WHAT WOMEN WANT PREMIERED IN BJ
ANDY: I HAD NOT ACTED IN BED SCENE FOR A LONG TIME
ZHU ZHU AS SECRETARY TRIED TO FLIRT WITH ANDY
Andy, Nicholas Tse, Fan Bing Bing Yu Shaoqun & others were present @ the premiere of Shaolin 2 nights ago in HK.
The movie released on the 19th in mainland crossed box office of a hundred million rmb, indeed very encouraging. Boss Albert Yeung led singers under his belt, Vincy Chan, Deep Ng, Kenny Kwan to render support, Patrick Tse came personally to show support of his son.
On hearing the good box office in mailand China, Andy is delighted, he hopes similar good results can happen in HK, but he has no wish to beat those movies screened at the same time.
Smiling said, "This movie is on Buddhist philosophy, not on winning or losing (Will there be a sequel?) The storyline is very complete, if ever there is one, it will not be within this one to two years.
Fan Bing Bing was dressed in a black dress & red lips, from blogs she knew many were moved to tears by the movie, she was so touched & cried too. She had quite a lot of fighting scenes, in one scene it took 2 days to complete, she sustained many bruises from there.
Andy too suffered quite a lot in shooting, Benny Chan had added more grey hairs now, everyone worked hard.
Andy, Fan Bing Bing & Nicholas Tse were present at the premiere in Wanchai Exhibition Hall last night
The movue has broken 100 million box office record in mainland, in HK it however meets head on with a few other movies, Fan Bing Bing quipped the movie is on Buddhist philosophy, so she is not going to mind win or lose in box office.
ANDY'S TEARS CAN DRAW AUDIENCE
SHAOLIN TOPS AT BOX OFFICE IN TW
UNITED DAILY NEWS
Shaolin, which opened last Friday in TW, became the top box office movie just 3 day after opening. The box office was a good 13 million, audience who had watched the movie gave good comments online, the distributor is optimistic that it will get better.
Andy the main lead was in Taiwan last week for the promo, on the day of opening, despite being a working day, crowds were seen, it was probably also because of the school holidays.
Andy's Detective Dee also had good results, indeed, the charm of actor close to 50 year old is no less than the yougsters nowadays.
Andy attended premiere of Shaolin, martial art monks from Songshan performed with him.
Andy & director Benny Chan were at the movie Shaolin promotion yesterday. 9 martial art monks from Songshan kicked off the show with performances. The youngest 8 year-old performed standing on one leg, when Andy lifted him up to walk 2 steps, it made him unstable, it was very funny.
At the activity, other than broadcasted the song sang by Andy, Andy talked on the tough side of filming. To him, the most difficult thing is to film movies with small children & animals, as for director he feels the toughest part is to film movies in the cold weather.
After that, Andy had game session with fans. One female fan on seeing Andy flew for a bite, holding onto his hand for a photo shoot. When the game was over she refused to leave the stage.
Andy had gone to promo activities in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan & mainland, in mainland there were Fan Bing Bing & Nicholas Tse, but in HK yesterday he was the only one. On this, said Andy, "I donít know, (Do you find it tough to do promo alone?) On premiere day Nicholas Tse & Fan Bing Bing will come, actually we have all gone to different places, as I seldom go to M'sia & SG, I chose to go there, as for Nicholas he went to Chengdu alone. "
He said the promo activity was initially set to be during Xmas, but due to his concert it was changed to after his concert, this has affected his plan of taking 3 weeks off after his concert, he thought perhaps it was because there were too many movies screened during xmas, screening of Shaolin was thus pushed back.
Now that he ahs to work, will he be giving les time to his family member? Andy immediately got the hint, smiling , said, "No.. many thanks."
He indicated he can only take off on CNY eve now, as he has accepted a melodrama movie acting with Deannie Ip, that has to include the atmosphere of CNY, so even on New Year days he has to get dressed up to try out screen looks.
When asked if he has not accompanied his family members many years during CNY? He said actually he takes time off every year, it is only this year he has to work. When asked if his family will be affected.. , he answered only a word 'ya' without saying other thing.
He was again asked if he is used to having a family, he admitted, "Yes used to it, but I donít wish to put my family member on my lips all the time."
The reporter pointed out that he is biased, when he was in BJ he talked on his family, Andy denied being partial, all those who knows him understands, he really did not say anything, said,
"It was an activity in GuangZhou, the emcee asked I have been working hard in the last 30 year, what will I do in the next 30 years? I answered in the next 30 years I will still be good, I only wish to pass my time with my family member, they just wrote the way they want, I have told media from all over the area that I cannot talk, as others will blame me, I have to take care of media from all the regions across the straits, it is tough."
On Kelly Chen's conceiving twins, Andy said he congratulated her on hearing it. When asked if Kelly is brave to admit it, he retorted, "I dare not comment, please do not ask me this, I dare not answer you, so sorry."
When asked if he is interested to try artificial insemination, he avoided talking, asked the reporter not to ask. When asked if he has plan on family planning, he smailed, "Let nature takes its course, (Working hard?) Always working hard.
Recently Tam Swee Man distort MV of Andy's new song, (I Don't Wanna Say Goodbye)
Andy said he does not mind, as long as they are happy. When told the lyrics are vulgar, he replied intensely,
"With vulgar words is no good, many have told me but I have not heard it yet. But I can accept." Since he can accept, will he sing vulgar song? , he changed, "I cannot say I will do, I do not bother, as internet is a stage for the public, I trust he is a responsible person to the society, he will control well."
Recently director Benny Chan was kept very busy leading the cast of Shaolin in a series of publicity blitz in mainland, Taiwan, Singapore & Malaysia.
Benny Chan is famous for using difficult stunts as selling point, in this new movie other than a series of explosions & burning of the temple, there are the fighting scenes of Andy & Nicholas Tse in mid-air at the main hall of the temple.
In it, Nicholas Tse had to be hung upside down for more than 5 minutes. He revealed, "I tried this action for a whole half day, the waist was suspended upside down in mid air, it was too long, I saw halos & felt dizzy, the director specially called in a doctor to stand by. Though I like to perform death-defying stunts nowadays, I dared not play a fool this time, so after every 5 minutes of suspension, I gave a shake before I continued. Believe me, shooting of this scene is tougher than shooting that of a speeding car."
Said Benny, "To prevent people from pointing finger at me for ill treating my actor, I let them take a breather before I continue."
Though Andy did not have to be suspended upside down, when he shot the scene of being beating up by Nicholas till he dropped onto the arms of Buddha, he had to slid down the 9.9 m tall statue of Buddha His body hit the statue, as the director wanted a scene of having position of his body in the arms of Buddha, he had to use his body to balance himself, it was not easy, Andy withstood the bruise & pain was flung a few times to reach the position.
He said it was indeed was an amazing feeling, "If it was not for the shooting, there will never be such a stirring scene. As I flew passed the Buddha statue, I was so close to it, I felt sp peaceful, perhaps I am a Buddhist, my feeling is very deep. "
ANDY MEET CARINA LAU WHEN HE HAD HOT POT IN TAIPEI
Andy met Carina Lau at the restaurant, Carina had just watched her good friend Faye Wong's concert at the Egg
Andy met Carina at the Hot pot restaurant, they did not interact much, before he left he told the reporter to pass words to Carina
New Shaolin premiered in Taiwan. Andy was in Taipei Hsimenting yesterday for the press meet, he exhibited some gongfu moves.
Andy while in SG for the promo of New Shaolin accepted interviews by SG media, when he was asked how he handled his secret marriage to Carol Chu when it was discovered, & how he felt being called 'Lying King'. Andy responded generously that he does not mind being called by that name.
On his interest on acquiring the multi-million massion at Sentosa Cove, he replied coolly, "There is no such a thing."
In this live 30 years by having no chance to go Hollywood, is it a bit defective? He felt this is not a defect at all, he was invited before, but rejected due to time or the role gave him no chance to express himself, he said it all depends on destiny in future.
Kelly Chen has successfully conceived with twins after artificial
Andy had admitted that because of wanting to go through artificial insemination he had to register his marriage.
ANDY IN TAIWAN NOT TALKING ON WIFE
Andy always shuns topic on his love life, but he had admitted generously that he is the s-i-l of Malaysia. Just when everyone thought this is the beginning of the opening up of the deadlock , who knows when he was in Taiwan the topic is again a taboo. Andy self disclosed that the first day he joined the set he took Fan Bing Bing as wife, he called her 'wife' all the time at the site, when the emcee asked if someone will get jealous, he immediately pretended to be fierse, yelled, "Hey! " Then laughed.
ANDY BROUGHT OUT SPIRIT OF ZEN IN FIGHTING
Andy returned evil with love to protect Nicholas, he finally lay in the arms of Buddha finally, receiving the benovelence light of Buddha
The fight between Andy & Nicholas is very exciting. but it encompasses zen principles that evokes much thought
Yan Neng sacrifices all to die with Xiong Xuan Xuan
Nicholas Tse evil look is all expressed fully
Fan Bing Bing used weapons to protect family membersv
The explosive & martial art scenes incorporated much philosophy
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
ANDY CHANGED HIS WIFE
SELF RICULED HE IS LECHEROUS
At the premiere in Taiwan, Andy & Benny Chan were received by 18 ' copper men', 300 over fans cheered at the top of their voice to welcome them.
When a 3 year-old girl was dressed as Bunny Girl went up the stage, Andy happily lifted her up for a photo, buy only for a fee minutes, his arms were tired, quipped, "A little tired, can I put her down? " As a father he needs to train harder.
Andy said Nicholas Tse fought hard, in many scenes he did not use cushion at all, he reminded audience to tell him to take care when they see him.
His movie will meet Jay Chou's us Green Hornet, when asked if he has thought of going to Hollywood, he smiled, "There is a chance!"