DATE: 30 JUNE 03
Continued to shoot missing parts of the new movie. Today most parts involved fighting, need to be suspended on wire, quite tiring, hope can go home early to rest.
No one in HK is not aware of Andy's professionalism & fighting spirit, the so-called 'Extraordinary Bull Hua spirit' .
Last week the reporter followed him to Shenzhen when he went to shoot a commercial for a local electrical product. To keep his 29" waist, flabless tummy, he survived only on breakfast. The facilities & sanitation @ the filming site was poor, he controlled his bladder for 8 hrs without easing himself. He was not tired working a long 12 hrs . Whenever he was free he stretched his muscles/tendons, practise leg splitting. When the crew was quiet, he became a clown cracking jokes to make others happy. Any time he was at his beat, & he was most adaptable to any unfavorable situation ! 'Bull Hua spirit' can overcoming all the impossible ! With this sprrit HK will sure boom !
The location was dusty, with insects flying abt, the crew used sanitizing papers, spirit to clean the makeup room for him. The toilets looked horrible, but he did not make any comment. He controlled for a long 8 hrs.
When the crew had meals, he walked away , with a chair he stretched his muscles. This scene is seen in almost all locations, he said he is aiming to do a split !
In the hotel before the commercial persons arrived, when he saw TV showing one of his 87 movie with Chow Yin Fat. He pointed happily to himself in the pic, saying his hair was not gel properly !
At 6, everyone looked tired. But he was still full spirited. On seeing everyone quiet, he wanted others to guess riddles,"Do u know what photo the panda bears like to take the most....color photos lor !" He asked,"'Gong Xi Fat Cai', guess a country name .... Netherlands, [=Bei Lai Xi in Chinese]. This made everyone laughed. The crew member shook his head & had to respect such a person.
With de-listing of HK from SARS, students from HK Chinese U & other tertiary educational institutes organized a youth group comprising 500 over volunteers to promote image of HK & to re build the country. Andy & famous comic artist Wang Yu Lang were invited to this 628 Brighten Up HK activity @ Tsim Sha Tsui Ocean Building yesterday. They demonstrated warming up exercises on the stage. His comical acts were entertaining & made everyone v happy.
Andy has cancelled his concert this year, he will apply for slot next month for next summer. He hopes he can does his bit to improve tourism as the tourists can come to HK as package to see his concert. He does not mind going all the 19 districts to hold mini concerts.
A duo boy group, Double R, by Liang Yi Lun & Fan Zheng Feng , held a Give U A Double R musical 2 nights ago. As Andy¡¦s god daughter Ellis Teng was invited as guest, Andy went to support. He had planned to come 1 hr after the start of the show, but instead he was early arriving at 8 pm. Everyone had a happy surprise. His presence caused a stir, fans rushed to ask for his signature, he accepted all. The musical turned to another of his autograph session. After more than 5 mins, the security seeing the chaotic situation, came to chase the fans away. The duo did not even mind, of them was moved to tears to have Andy¡¦s presence.
At backstage, Andy praised highly of Ellis, said her dancing was good but she was nervous, she can dance better than himself. Andy said she was his god daughter since age of 8 or 9, while she was watching him filming a movie ¡K, her brother was adopted by Yu Yang Ming.
Ellis said if she knew Andy will come, he told her to work hard, when she was adopted she didn't know he was a big star.
TITLE: ANDY DOES NOT MIND HIS FATHER BEING TEASED
Haken Li & Alan Tam held their first concert 2 nights ago. Many well-known figures & stars were targets of their jokes.
They suggested Andy could partner with Juno in a 'Andy, Juno spark initiated concert'. Haken even suggested to get his father to sponsor. The guest reminded them not to talk on the father, else they get a letter asking them to aoplogise later. Haken deadpanned, "I am not talking on Juno's father, Imean Andy¡¦s father.. Andy also has a father , don¡¦t every time think only he has a father ."
After the show, they read an apology letter openly. Haken said he pretended to be Andy¡¦s father to accept aplogy, Alan teased that he already knew his mistake, just say sorry will do.
On his father being teased , Andy said , "It is alrite ! Talk on him is ok, but dont disturb him. My father taught me to be magnanimous since I was young, ! Maybe I will bring my father to see how they tease him "
The concert organizer after the show sent him an apology email. Andy said he hasn¡¦t read but he is sure to accept.
Today chaired the launching ceremony of the animated version of Return of The Condor Heroes. V happy to sing the theme song , hope I can join dubbing next time. Wish to know if there is any similarity between this animated Ynag Guo & the present day I Yang Guo take note of the telecast date.
2 nights ago there was shooting of Running on Karma in Kwan Tung, both Andy & Cecilia were not on the set. A female actress Teng Bao Ru was acting in a road accident scene, she was covered with blood after hit by a van.
Andy was not wearing his macho suit. He was seen practicing with a long spear, actions were swift . When he realized the reporters were taking photos, he went behind the black screen put up by the co to prevent exposure of his look.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/ O D/ SING TAO/TA KUNG PAO/ SING PAO/WEN WEI PO
TITLE: ANDY RE UNITED WITH THE RETURN OF THE CONDOR HOREOS
Andy who had acted as Yang Guo in The Return of The Condor Heroes before was invited by TVB to attend a press con of the animated serial of the story yesterday @ TsimSha Tsui Shangri Hotel. The TV serial is a collaboration between TVB & Nippon Animation, an investment involving astronomical sum & took one yr to made.
The serial will hit the small screen from July 12 & is divided to 2 sections. The theme song, sung by Andy, & footage of the serial were played at the press con. Andy was presented with a memento by TVB . Author of the book Louis Cha presented him with a board bearing the title of the serial. Andy too displayed his calligraphic skill by writing Condor Heroes.
Andy had wanted to dub for the male lead initially but due to delay, TVB had arranged another person, he was quite disappointed. But in the second part of series he will try to lend the voice.
TITLE: WILLING TO CAMEO FOR SAMMI
Andy admitted he was approached to act in a comedy new year movie which also stars Sammi & Jerry Yan. He will playa a cameo role as Sammi's bf. He will decide to act after reading the script. He said because of shooting Running on Karma, he does not have enough time to play a bigger role.
Andy denied rumor that he was unhappy with Johnnie To's delay in filming of Running of Karma. It was because of sars that nobody knows when shooting can finish . Now it is confirmed that they will set off to Shan Xi on the 5th of July.
TITLE: HARMONIOUS WITH LL
Andy laughed at the report that he & LL were not talking at rehearsal in a recent performance. He said there was no reporter present at the rehearsal. When LL arrived while he was singing The Chinese, he came down to greet him when he forgot the lines LL pointed to him at the rehearsal. There is no problem between two of them. Andy indicated some media for years always like to make use of him & LL to create news.
Today filming some missing shots for Running on Karma. I think may take 1 to 2 days. After shooting is completed in HK, we will set off to Mainland continue with more shooting.
On 13 June 2003 Sudden Weekly Issue No.#411 an interview report on Mr.Lau Tak Wah was published, regarding the comment published in the article, Mr.Lau Tak Wah wishes to clarify here that he has no intention to let others come to an unfavorable conclusion on Mak Shou Tang, any unfavourable conclusion derived from the report has no basis . To avoid others from deriving any unsuitable conclusion from the comment given by Mr. Lau Tak Wah in the report, Mr. Lau Tak Wah now withdraws the comment that may lead to any embarrassment, uneasiness or harm on Mak Shou Tang. Mr.Lau Tak Wah wishes to express regret & apologise.
Lau Tak Wah.
Love affairs in the circle are messy, the only exception is Andy Lau who is like a clear spring in the murky water. In an interview by C Radio yesterday , for the first time he makes his true-love declaration, "Let me have 2 life times I will still choose her !" Though Andy did not call 'her' by name, this 'she' Zhu Liqian is already on the lips !
For 17 yrs, Andy & Zhu Liqian names are linked together. Zhu is known by all to be the lady behind. Admitted frankly, he said, " Yes , we accept our present way of togetherness v well, because it comfortable, natural, don't need to bother a lot. Even my fans know I have a love life, they too feel I don't have to be open with it. At first I thought if I don't say, they wont know, but actually all of them know, know better than me !"
Is it because he is worried abt his status if he disclosed his love ? He denied, saying what he has chosen today he wont know what will happen tomorrow, "Not that I have no confidence, life is unpredicatble, if ever there is unexpected event, or if the other person does not exist( die) , what will happen to the other ? I hope everything is within my means & control. In all, give me a next life, I will still chose her !"
Andy has made many appearances in the station lately, was even staff for a day. Since the relationship is mended , will he attend musc awards on 1 Jan next yr ? He appeared to have some reservations, he will stil not attend, "There are some problems , on my part this is an odd day for me !
"My fans feel that the stn has not supported me enough. If I attend the awards ceremony, what if some one yelled to me to 'save my skin' (retire), how ? ( U can pretend not to hear ) I am not God ! Even if I pretend not to hear, newspapers will write , I can still see . ( Will that affect u ?) Of course ! Previously the high officers have talked to me on this, I said I am 'not able to do it' as I have my own yardstick."
On his earlier financial woes, he did not deny he is one who does not know how to calculate. "I thought the more I invest, the more the reward. But it is not. The one I lost the most is movie Forever & Ever. Luckily China Star signed me up with 3 years salary scheme, now I am 'debtless' !"
Andy has his true self revealed & was sentimental in the interview, even in his love life which is a taboo previously he was natural, though the name was not mentioned, he has indeed taken a big step.
On his love declaration, not sure after hearing will Zhu Liqian feel sweet in the heart ?
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: ANDY & JERRY YAN FIGHT TO HAVE SAMMI FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR
Andy & Sammi this screen couple will appear in a love comedy for the Lunar New year. The other male lead is said to be a member of F4 Jerry Yan. The movie by Media Asia to be directed by Li Zhi Yi who majors in filming comedy movies. The story centered around 3 persons. Andy & Sammi have confirmed filming.
Today filmed a promotional movie clip for the govt. Mainly to urge everybody take care of own hygiene & that of the house. If everyone has good hygiene, less germs will flourish . If u want to see this clip, take note of the TV broadcast.
This is me & my retriever Hazel who is one over year old now ! Another year has passed ! Hasn't she grown a lot since I last shown u last year this day ? Thank you for helping to keep Andy Town busy & bouncy all these years ! Thank you for accomodating with the mistakes I made. Let's love & support Andy together in more days to come !
Andy & Sammi filmed a short promotional movie clip for HK govt yesterday. The theme was based on hygiene , urging citizens to wash their hands clean. The scene was taken in a house located @ Mc Donald lane. Filming started from afternoon till 8 pm. Only Andy & Sammi were involved.
At 8 pm, Andy dressed casually & wearing a duck-billed cap left the place. He declined interview saying he was rushing for time.
HK Administrative Secretary Cheng Yin Chuan paid a visit to the filming site as support, carrying a crate of oranges with him.
SOURCE: O D
TITLE: ELLIS LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER
Like her god father Andy, Ellis Tang inherited the diligence & willingness to improve. Though terribly busy lately, working 14 hrs a day, she set aside 6 hrs to practise dancing to take part in a performance. Her commercial deals come one after another due to her good looks.
Sun Plan organized by RTHK has enlisted singers to help in the musical part. Those invited include F4, Andy, LL, Eason, Twins, Joey, Boy'z, Nic Tse , Faye Wong etc.
SOURCE: MACAU DAILY DATED 25/6
TITLE: BEATEN UP BUT DARE NOT MAKE A NOISE
Mama teaches her child: When u small kid makes a mistake, apologizes to the person. When the child grows up, he begins to realise what his mother taught is different from reality. Actually things adult hates to do most is to aoplogise, the opposite of what mama said.
Apology becomes a taboo among adults, esp when lawyer is brought in. The first principle in law is not to apologize or to admit mistake, otherwise u will be pushed to a corner & let that fellow beat u up to his content.
A lady freind asked me : Andy had already apologise that Mr. Mak, why Mak stil wants him to make an announcement. The notice is empty & boring.
The author thinks this announcement cannot be said as not important & can go without, in asking Andy to aoplogise to me again, its meaning is great. Andy apologised that day, not everybody may have noted, now let him announces it again, is like pushing him to the corner of the wall, again .... get beaten up by people , dare not make a sound.
Today filmed a new series of commercial for Baleno. As we have colloborated many times, filming progressed smoothly.
2 nights ago, Andy attended 'Newcomers Promotion Show' of Catchy New Talent Academy at TVB studio in Tseung Kwan O as one of the judges. 22 students took part in the selection. They tried their best, acting like Andy as a policeman in IA, imitating Andy classic advice 'At this present moment your working attitude in not enough !', making Andy v pleased. Finally 12 males & 1 female were selected. Those who failed appeared disappointed.
Andy encouraged them saying actually all of them after training have shown marked improvement. He wishes all of them could continue with the course too. He had given them the same marks, the decision was made by the other 5 judges. He told thme not to be despair, said," I graduated at the same time as Leong Ka Fei, though he never went thro TV , he was Best Actor earlier then me. Just continue to work hard, one day the opportunity will come." He promised to recommend them to the media.
He joked that those who completed the course he will sign them on , if they don't he will kill them, after so much investment.
Andy sang his new songs If One Day & 17 Year Old as entertainment.
After the recording they went for celebration dinner at TsimSha Tsui. He drank tea instead of wine.
TITLE: HAPPY HK IS TAKEN OUT OF SARS LIST
Andy is happy that HK is finally taken off WHO list of sars infected area. He said HK citizen are v adaptive , such as in weating of masks, Hongkongers are No 1 in unity.
Come early July he will go to Shan Xi foe 2 weeks filming the new movie. The co had planned to film in HK but some scenes need to have big river , waterfall, jungle , which cannot be found in HK. He will set off with Cecilia & others . He will shave bald & has mentally prepared for a long time !
Tonight has "Newcomers Promotion Show' , as Disciplinary master of course must go to support the new students. After a series of contests, some were selected to enter the school. Actually the perfromance of every student was not bad , standard quite high. Those who were not selected dont be despair, this is only a small test, there will be more chances in future. Work hard together .
32 deg C, humidity 96%, Andy with 70 lb load of muscles ran about in HK Central naked. Using a towel to cover the lower part, hiding here & there, still everyone screamed on seeing him. Cecilia stared at him all the time, he could only smiled in embarrassment. Buttocks & muscles were fake, but the sweat was real & non-stop...
SOURCE: EASOURCE: EASYFINDER ISSUE NO.595
TITLE: GAVE DAD ‘GOLDEN BULL?ANDY : HAVE GOLD HAVE HEART
Andy is one of the most filial in the circle. On Father's Day, he made a card for him, the card haa 10 golden bulls forming the shape of ‘lucky flower?to wish him good health.
Attended 'Kindness Children Assistance & Adoption' activity.[literal translation]. There are many children living in the poor countries of the world needing our help. Through this adoption plan, we can give them warmth. The activity is v meaningful. Hope everyone can support .
CCT announced to the media yesterday on the outcome of the recent dispute between its chairman & Andy, saying Andy will publish his apology notice on Sudden Weekly this Friday 27 June. Andy who is busy filming gave no reply when contacted.
CCT annnounced both parties have reached the following agreement:
1.Andy had on June 19, last Thursday, through his lawyer actively suggested he will apologize on a particular magazine to dissolve the matter.
2.We had held a press meet on June 19 to indicate that as long as the contents reach our requirement, we will not pursue the matter.
3.Both parties on June 20 have reached an agreement on the content of the apology notice. Andy has promised to publish the notice on a particular magazine on June 27 2003 , Friday. The matter will come to a conclusion fron here.
CCT thanked the media for the attention given to the matter.
Attended Operation Unite activity to pay tributes to every Hongkongers who had helped in the fight against sars. I am v touched by the solidarity given by all the HK citizens .
Yesterday as 'Ambassador of Love'?Andy went to Tsim Sha Tsui Ocean Building open mall for the launching ceremony & press meet of 'Neway Kindness Children Assistance'?
When asked abt singing the duet with LL, he gave a simple ans ,"It is good." On the news that Mak will not pursue the matter anymore nor demanding an apology, he replied, "Wont talk , no comment !" On the help given by Mrs Heung & many other good friends, including Alan Tam, he said, "Many thanks , I still wont talk." When he was told Alan Tam gave him a golden piece of advice of saying sorry three times , he said comically," Thanks Thanks Thanks, wont talk wont talk wont talk."
He had designed a greeting card to sell for the charity. Few hundreds were drawn to the scene. 150 fans q to get his autograph. He also wrote calligraphy & presented it to the organizer. The card sale raised $10,000.
Andy has adopted 40 over children, presently abt 10 over children from different countries are still under him. He had met an Indonesia girl adopted by him, they couldn't communicate on the first visit because of language barrier, on 2nd visit ,the girl's English has improved & could communicate with him. He was v happy , He received father's day cards from his adopted children calling him daddy.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/ SING TAO
TITLE: NEW SONG TOP COMMERCIAL RADIO CHART
The rumor that Andy's relationship with Commercial radio is no good seemed non-existant after many collaborations, Andy'¦s new song If One Day tops the CR pop chart . Andy said it is not the first time his song tops the chart, Born Natural was No. 1 before.
On his nude run on the street, he said he was v embarrassed though the private part was not put on. He didn't need to paste the leaf actually, but he was afraid the onlookers will keep looking at it, so he put up the leaf. The fake part will be pasted on when he wears swimming trunk. Everyone keep an eye ! On the news that Cecilia was greeted with some vulgar words that night, he quipped many yrs ago, during shooting a TV serial, when his car stopped at a light junction, he smiled to the driver next to him, but he got a rude reply, he had to shut the window in embarrassment.
Andy & LL were once arch rivals in the music industry , Their fans were unaccommodating with one another. Whenever Andy sang on the stage, LL fans would jeer. The situation took a 180 degree change 2 nights ago at the Coliseum.
Andy & LL gave a buddy hug on the stage before singing. During singing they had eye contacts , wrapped arms around each other at the waist & on the shoulders as they sang. The fans cheered on seeing them. When LL was singing, Andy¡¦s fans sang along & waved , similarly for LL fans when Andy sang. It was a harmonious sight.
Of all the fans, Andy had the most supporters. It spread all over Coliseum. Next in strength was Kelly's fans.
SOURCE: SING PAO
TITLE: ALAN TAM ASKED ANDY TO SAY ¡¥ SORRY !¡¦ THREE TIMES
At Operation Unite 2 nights ago, Alan Tam was asked abt the matter between Andy & Mak. He expressed difficulty in answering , Before he said anything he will always say ¡¥sorry ¡¥ first. [ But some body said one word of ¡¥sorry¡¦ cannot patch up the hurt] Then say three times lor ! Mrs Tung also say sorry 3 times ! ¡§ He pointed out this is the golden advice to be given to Andy. Has he pointed out to Andy? He said talk abt it next time.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: I AM NOT ACTING AS YOUNG AH HU
Vanness said he had watched A Fighter's Blue , he is not afraid of being compared with Andy in filmin gof The Young Ah Hu ,as the story is based on a u student joining boxing , not acting as the young version of Ah Hu.
'Operation Unite', a show to pay tributes to sars fighters , organized by RTHK & TVB was held at the Coliseum last night. Alan Tam, Sally Yeh , Jacky Cheung, Andy, LL, Kelly, Nic Tse, Eason et al were invited to perform.
Yesterday afternoon the singers went for rehearsal. Andy & LL singing duet for the first time, chose to sing 'A Little Candle Light'. They appeared like buddies, talking to each other ear to ear. Actually because of busy with filming, they had not memorized the lyrics yet, so they were talking to each other closely. Many fans of Andy & LL turned up to support.
When asked if he had shown concern to Andy, LL asked the reporter ,"What is there to ask ?" He indicated that it is the habit of the circle one shd know what to say & what not to say, no matter how close u are to the other person. Further more he thinks the matter with Mak is just unimportant, not worth bringing it up. The collaboration is to pay tributes to medical staff & not to discuss other things.
In an earlier interview , Andy said he & LL had grown from idol stage to now, both had gone thro much criticism, he believe both of them can become better friends.
LL agreed with Andy. He praised that Andy is an artiste with vast experience & can learn a lot from him.
Before he left, Andy waved & went to his fans who presented him with gifts.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY /
TITLE: CLEMENT MAK TO DROP ACCUSATION , PUT A FULL STOP TO APOLOGY MATTER
Mrs Heung had openly advised Clement Mak to give a life line to Andy & said she may called him . Yesterday Mrs Heung disclosed thro phone that there is new development in the matter, she had not called him but thro friend, Mak had said he wont ask Andy to apologize on papers & wont pursue the matter anymore. She said Mak is such a successful business man & is magnanimous. She thinks Andy is one who wont advertise on papers, after this incidence he will learn , & advised both shd not spoil the relationship ! The matter put to rest will benefit everybody.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: ANDY AS AIRPORT AMBASSADOR
The HK Airport authority in support of re- launching of tourism in the country , has published a million copies of booklet to give out to those arrive in HK airport. Representatives were chosen from all industries to express words of support for HK. Andy is the representative chosen from artistic industry.
On the leaflet, Andy wrote, 'I always go overseas filming, I have been to many airports, but it is HK International Airport that gives me the most secure feeling. Without doubt, HK is safe. Everyone in HK including me warmly welcome your arrival.'
The spokesperson when contacted said Andy was chosen because he always goes overseas filming & take planes often. His image is v good, healthy & is Top 10 Most Outstanding Young Persons. They are grateful for Andy¡¦s help. He agreed readily when contacted, he wanted to write the words himself but the booklet was too small . The booklet were given out starting yesterday.
After a night of hard work, today have to shoot a few more missing parts. Though they are action scenes, there is no need to have full body make up, comparatively more relaxing.
2 nights ago Andy was filming Running On Karma with Cecilia at HK Central road junction between Mo Li Shen & Teck Bu street. With few tens of lbs of fake muscles loaded & running in the hot weather , it was a real torture for him.
Make-up started from 12 noon, shooting didnt start till 9 pm. 10 over reporters & 50 over onlookers were drawn to the site. His appearance shocked all the onlookers, as he was completely naked.
After the first secne of running, he perspired profusely, was almost fainted, looking pale.
Looking miserable, he told the crew , "I feel as if I have no more breath..." After resting for 15 min , he regained his breath.
He continued persistently running another few streets. Johnnie To on seeing him in such a state, wanted to call it a day early & continued another day. But he declined flatly, said, "Please don't, I would rather endure it at one go."
In one scene where he had to act knocking down an Indian man & giving him a punch. The temp actor no matter how he acted couldn't get the expression of being punched correct. A total of 10 over NGs. even when Johnnie & Andy taught him personally. Finally a worker was called to take the place , wearing his costume & avoided filming his face for the take to be over.
But Andy had a fall due to loss of balance as the costume was too heavy. The Indian actor only looked on to see Andy standing up slowly, didn't even lend a hand.
The reporter asked if he apologizes to Mak ? He just smiled. A fan asked him for autograph, maybe he was too hot, he rejected, hurried back to the bus to cool down.
At abt 2 am, China star lady boss Mrs Heung paid a visit. On seeing Andy, she yelled, " Why did u keep saying I am a wicked business person in your interviews ah ?" Andy laughed, "Ya ! I talked abt you all the time !" Both of them laughed.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/ OD/ SING PAO/
TITLE: CLEMENT MAK UNRELENTING: CLARIFICATION WORDS VAGUE
CCT Chairmna Clement Mak ,accompanied by his lawyers & PR, held a press meet of abt 5 mins in his office yesterday afternoon. But no time was allocated for reporters to ask questions.
He said he had seen the apology note, he felt the other party has made a right move, as Andy is obviously wrong, so he has to swiftly apologise. Said," But, in his apology note the words are vague, 'If the report led to misunderstanding', this sentence is to give himself a chance, indicating it was the media wrongly reported his words. Of course we have proof of what he had said before we sent out lawyer letter, I believe Andy also realize this.
¡§ Andy is an experienced worker, his every action can become learning object, so he has to be responsible for his actions . When one makes a mistake, it is not just a word of sorry or apology to solve the hurt given to another party. Human is human, the readers after reading would think the same, so the comment was unfair to CCT & myself, esp on our side we respect agreement. Everyone can see Andy immediate apology & can come to a conclusion."
Makfurther disclosed Andy thro lawyer letter has agreed to apologize on newspapers. He said as long as the content reach their reasonable requirement, in principle they will accept the apology & would not pursue the matter.
Juno in an open activity commented he does not like somebody use media to talk on his family , this makes him unhappy, but denied he talks on Andy.
Resumed shooting of Running On Karma today , after 10 over hours of make-up, the part shot was all walking about on the road. After this scene, shooting in HK will end temporarily.
DATE: 19 JUNE 03
TITLE/SOURCE: ANDY APOLOGISES TO CLEMENT MAK ( APPLE DAILY/MING PAO)
ANDY MAKES CONCESSION TO PACIFY, APOLOGISES IMMEDIATELY ( O D )
ANDY CLARIFIES TO CLEMENT MAK ( THE SUN)
ON CLEMENT¡¦S REMARK, ANDY ANNOUNCES HIS CLARIFICATION ( SING PAO )
ANDY GIVES CLARIFICATION (WEN WEI PO)
Andy was embroiled in a court dispute with CCT previously. Both parties reached an agreement finally. One of the conditions on the agreement was both parties cannot openly talk on the matter. On 16 June Monday CCT chairman Clement Mak accused Andy openly for bringing up the matter in parts of his media interviews, this has affected his & his company's reputation, demanding an open apology from him within 7 days.
In a matter of 2 days, at 8 pm last night, Andy swiftly gave a reply.
A clarification notice by Andy was announced through his assistant. The content is as follow:
'Regarding the interview reports on Sudden Weekly issue no.411 & other media interview reports, I have no intention of causing any undesirable effect on Clement Mak. If the reports had led to misunderstanding & had caused embarrassment , bad effect, or harm on Mr. Mak, I express regret & apologize. I hope the matter can come to a conclusion from here.'
When asked if the clarification is considered as an apology to C M ? Thro his asst Andy indicated he will not add or explain on it further.
CCT when contacted thro phone, said the lawyers have been informed on the 'clarification' . They will study the details. As it was after office hour , there was no reply from the lawyers. The 'clarification' was indirectly received , there is no direct reply or mail from Andy, CCT was unable to give any response at that moment.
In an outdoor activity yesterday, Juno when asked, replied, "Don't know,not sure, wont answer."
Interviewed by Lydia earlier on, I believe everyone can see it these few days. I like this style of interview, feel v relaxed.
Ex-share holder of Teamwork C M in a press con recently opened fire at Andy, accusing him of not complying to the agreement, demands an apologize from Andy for criticizing him. At TVB press con yesterday for an upcoming charity show , Haken felt sorry for Andy, he said, "Seeing a good friend like that, I can only dare to breathe, dare not express any views or say anything. As a friend, I will always support him." He added he will be v careful in the cross-talk in his concert with Alan Tam, they will only talk on those they are familiar.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/MING PAO /SING TAO/TA KUNG PAO
TITLE: LESLIE'S SONG 'WEI NI ZHONG QIN'
Andy was interviewed recently by Nancy Seet & Li Xiao Tian. The latter apologized to Andy . He had wrote the song 'Wei Ni Zhong Qin' [ Loving You] initially for Andy, but did not give him because Andy had problem of contract with TVB, it was thus given to the late Leslie to sing. Andy felt no one could be blamed, fate is always like that. He felt if the song sung by him may not be so successful.
He had planned to create a East meets West style for his concert , wearing ancient costume with long feather head gear to sing hip-hop, 20 Mainland dancers were employed but his concert this year is postponed because of sars. Fans have to wait !
A downpour in the morning led to cancellation of shooting . But after cancellation the weather turns sunny. Thus have an extra day of holiday .
The dispute between CCT chairman Clement Mak & Andy lasted for quite sometime but came to an agreement last year. Yesterday Mak again sent Andy a lawyer letter, demanding an apology from him for his recent remarks & wants him to keep silence from now on. The letter was sent out in the afternoon, a press con was held in the evening. He said the press con was held to avoid media getting information from a 3rd party, which may be a false one. The press meet lasted for ?an hr. He called Andy by his name throughout. He said,. “In the past 1 week, Andy had expressed his opinion on himself & Teamwork . I am v surprised, irritated, & lost. When we came to the agreement, we agreed not to talk on the cooperation on Teamwork in future, in addition to not to defame each other & his family. Andy has violated the agreement, he had spoken to defame my company.
”Because of this, I have no choice but through legal means to issue him a letter to stop talking on it Within 7 days he has to apologise on papers to retrive all he had said in all the major media co . I don’t wish the matter to get worse. But if he does not do it, I will play with him till the end. I will think of other legal means.?
He said, “Andy keeps saying there is Heaven , if he thinks he had done no wrong , why did he agree to the agreement ? Heaven law is to be decided by Heaven, not like him talking abt it everyday, no human can take Heaven’s position to say anything. Even the highest revered monk cannot say it. I am forced . I don’t wish to have a battle of the tongues. It is irritating like kids playing sands. I am a businessman, he has been in the circle 20 over yrs, he shd have learned the failure of Teamwork. He is already 40 over yrs, don’t play sand anymore. He is famous, yet he behaves like a kid . What he says will affect the image of HK.?
His lawyer indicated him to stop talking, he continued, “He can also critise me.
Andy through his spokesman said he wont give a response , it will be handled by the lawyer.
SOURCE: SING PAO /TA KUNG PAO
TITLE: ANDY ACTED AS HANDICAPPED PERSON
Andy had recorded 12 prg for Commercial R earlier, two of which are radio dramas 'Ma Ha La Ji Ta' , which is Filipino language meaning 'I Love U' & If One Day.
In 'I Love U' drama, he acted as a straight-talking photographer who is easy-going & warm. Once he filmed touring documentary with his female colleague on a Philippine island. But the model didn't turn up, his conservative colleague ended up wearing a bikini to take her place. In If One Day he acted as a cheerful dumb who recovered the voice one day & went to karaoke to sing happily.
Andy rushed from one studio to another as the schedule was tight. there was no confusion, he is real professional. He feels society shd not look down on the disabled persons.
On Father's Day, Andy took a 1/2 day leave, his sis came back from overseas, his mother cooked the meal, it was 4 generation under one roof. Andy gave cash to his parents but refused to say the amt. He said they played mahjong to let their parents win.
After my 10 looks in my new album, today I appear in another look, i.e Chef Lau. I demonstrated how to make French toast , my culinary is not bad ! Think what food I can show you all next time.