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Three heavenly kings, Andy, Aaron & Leon, together with Mirium were in Macao yesterday afternoon to take part in the celebration of 15th year of establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Many golden hits were showcased, the response was overwhelming .
Media Asia boss Peter Lam & Macao Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On went to the backstage to show support to the performers.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY KICKED OFF THE SHOW AT THE MACAO RETURN CELEBRATION
Andy at the kick off, sang a medley of songs, it raised the atmosphere to the highest.
Aaron Kwok was the closing performer. His hot songs too raise the mood of all.
Andy was the first performer, in a red cheongsum he danced & sang with the dancers. The atmosphere turned high when he took off the outer dress, showing off his bulky shoulders with only white singlet on.
Jet LI who founded One Foundation, held a charity dinner at Grand Hyatt Hotel on Dec 17.
Charles Heung being his birthday cut cake on the stage, he thanked friends for coming including Andy, Jet Li, Johnnie To & others.
Every year Andy sends Xmas cards to media friends, similarly, this year he sent a card including his picture, showing much sincerity.
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EXCLUSIVE NEWS: ANDY ACCOMPANIED HIS DAUGHTER TO K1 INTERVIEW
Andy is very protective to his daughter, Hanna, who turned two in May this year. Accordingly, Andy now on leave in HK, is busy with bringing Hanna to kindergartens in Kowloon Tang for K1 interviews.
According to parents present, Andy was there holding Hanna's hands tightly. Hanna who has never been photographed, is very adorable, has short hair, high nose, & big eyes, looking very much like her mother. This Soka Kindergarten was established in 1992, a non profit kindergarten. Almost none of the parents have complaints, but only high praises. They said teachers are very dedicated, & small children all like to go to school, Andy who dotes on daughter a lot, definitely hopes to send her to a school that puts love above all things else.
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ANDY IN A RARE OCCASION CHATTED ON DAUGHTER: ‘STILL CANNOT DRAW’
Andy appeared in Grand Hyatt Hotel 2 nights ago, in support of Jet L i’s One Foundation.
He seldom talks on family matter, but that night he disclosed that he will hold a party in his house on Xmas day, when asked if his 2 ½ year old daughter has given him a card , smiling he said, “She cannot read yet, & she still cannot draw.”
He teased that he had bought Xmas socks for Hanna, to see if Santa Claus will pay a visit.
Andy appeared at the finale of the dinner, in a simple dark suit, coupled with white shirt, he looks simple yet smart, he added mush glitter to the dinner.
He holidays will start 2 days after handover of Macao. He will spend his holidays in HK till middle of January when he will then be in China for some filming.
He will hold a xmas party at home, did he prepare Xmas present for Hanna, replied, "Definitely, but nothing special , as on normal we buy too!" He teased that he will be the Santa for Hanna's socks, & media please don’t tell her.
SOURCE: MACAO DAILY
ANDY DENIED HE WILL ATTEND NEW YEAR SHOW IN CHINA
Korean stars were all present on the first night of 2014 MNET Asia Music awards (MAMA). HK brought out heavyweight stars Andy Lau, God of songs Eason Chan & headmaster of music Alan Tam as awards presenters. Andy was the finale guest presenter, giving out Year Album award to winner of boy group EXO. EXO received the ward nervously, team leader Suho was too happy & behaved frivolously . They covered the shortcoming by apologizing for not thanking Andy Lau.
After the ceremony there were comments online saying that EXO was disrespectful to Andy when they received the award. Before the award was given out, Andy reminded the audience to keep quiet, to show respect to the next winner. But when Andy gave out the award with two hands, EXO team leader Suho received it with one hand, without even looking at Andy. Some fans expressed disgust, commenting that as public figures they don’t even know basic courtesy.
Media Asia boss Peter Lam was present, EXO in compensation said that they were v excited to win many awards, but the happiest was to receive the award from Andy. They view Andy as target of life, never thought they received it from their idol, in the excitement they forgot to behave. One of the members was in tears, Lay & Chen consoled him by locking shoulders, as such they forgot to thank Andy. After the ceremony they had photo taken with Andy at the backstage. When they got to know Andy was coming they contacted their manager to meet Andy at the rest room.
On the comments online, the reporters checked the trailers, actually all the members bowed to Andy & shook his hand the moment they went up the stage. As for Suho when he received the award, there was no eye contact, fans explained that Suho used his left hand to support the right hand when he received the award, it is Korean way of showing the respect to elders, & not being disrespectful.
EXO team leader after going back to Seoul, immediately gave an explanation, “At the moment of winning, it was all thanks to the love & trust by all to EXO, feeling of being one.. because of fortune of all & teacher Andy for giving us the award, it has become a more glorious moment. “ Trust he hopes show his sincerity in clearing the misunderstanding.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY HOPES TO GET AWARD NEXT YEAR
Andy indicated that he has participated in 30 years of awards ceremony, this time he came as presenter, he hopes next year he too can take part in MAMA.
Korean stars gathered in HK for MAMA awards presentation last night.
As arranged by Media Asia, present at dinner time were Kwon sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo & Song Seung Heon, Andy as host was there to welcome them. He had a photo taken with all the three stars.
Song & Choi gave thumbs up to Andy, the picture was posted online, fans exclaimed good!
Song wrote: "With my hero Andy Lau!" Indeed a praise from the heart.
At age 53, Andy has been in the circle 30 over years, he has also become a father, exuding charm of a mature man.
In giving back to fans, he filmed a series of calendar pictures recently, with the theme Child Innocence . Dressed like a hot cowboy riding a horse, but the horse he was riding was that of slot machine played by children with a token, suave & funny, other than cowboy look, he played an artistic youth, with paper cuttings. At the last part he went fishing at the icy cold winter, his look was both nostalgic & mischievous .
The calendar is only available for fans to buy at the fan club.
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ANDY AS PAPER DOLL AND PLAYED KENNY IN HIS NEW CALENDAR
Andy released his 2015 calendar yesterday, the pictures are those of childhood days, at one moment he played the boy friend of Barbie doll, Kenny, at the other he changed to paper doll, well-liked by small girls, the pictures make one thinks after having a daughter, he is even more childlike.
In January he played monopoly game & in December he went fishing.
He once said, "Previously it was child who accommodate parents, nowadays it is parents that accommodate child. “ Unknowingly revealing that he has been extremely doting to his daughter. The change now perhaps is due to his love for his daughter.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY SANG FOR A P RIVATE MEET IN SHANGHAI
Andy will be guest of Alan Tam 's 4oyj anniversary concert in February next year.
Recently he was in Shanghai & sang at a p rivate function. He was the focus of attention at the meet, & had good interaction with the audience. He promised them he will have a concert in HK.
In her blog 2 days ago, Chen Qian shared a picture of her with Andy Lau, a heavily pregnant Chen was in a tight fitting purple dress, her face was all that of blissfulness.
Said, "Very thankful for being surrounded by good friends to give me positive energy, thankful that on this thanksgiving day I met my idol, & had lunch together. My baby was even more excited than me, he kept kicking, this afternoon I am full of gratitude, I treasure this a lot & hopes the love positive energy continues. "
Netizens showed their admiration.
TVB Awards was held in Malaysia last Sunday. As the emcee of the event I gave myself ample time to prepare, I was in Genting 2 days before the date & work was smooth. I had a surprise, I was involved in an added Star Achievement Awards, in recognition of two predecessors Roland & Liu Jiang, & Awards presenter had to be someone of weight, but I was not told beforehand, just to give all a surprise, it was finally revealed the mysterious guest was Andy Lau!
The idea at first was for Andy to send congratulatory messages on video, they dared not trouble him to come to Malaysia. But when Andy heard that he was to give the award, he felt there is a lack of sincerity if he was not present in person. When he flew to Malaysia, a group of artistes were on the same flight, but none knew he was attending the ceremony, they thought he was visiting relatives!
Just before the ceremony then I got to know Andy would come, I was a bit disappointed, as he being so low-keyed, he would not steal the limelight, he would just appeared to give awards, after interview at backstage he would leave. I thought I would not have a chance to collect a photo with him.
In the middle of the event, the executive said secretively that I was not needed on stage, the work will be taken over by my partner. I was puzzled at first, actually it was Andy who requested to meet me for a chit chat, to rehearse what to say later onstage. He hoped the interaction would be 2 ¡Vway instead of just emcee talking. I had finally met him, of course very excited, I too had successfully added my collection of photos with the stars.
Andy is a very p rivate person, when I asked if I could jokingly said that he was back to Malaysia to visit relatives, son-in-law of Malaysia, etc,, he readily said no problem. The atmosphere when we were on the stage was particularly good.
TVB Star Awards was held 2 nights ago in Genting, Andy was the mysterious guest of honor, giving out Achievement Awards to Roland & Liu Jiang.
According to media in Malaysia. Andy brought his wife & his 2 +r year-old daughter during this trip, and even brought them to the venue, after the ceremony they left Genting in a low-keyed manner. Andy went back to HK yesterday, minus wife & daughter, not sure if they are still in Malaysia visiting relatives.
Andy & the two winners were interviewed at the back stage after ceremony, Andy said the committee had wanted him to send in congratulatory video clips, but he was too eager to see the two seniors, if he could be present in person, everyone would be happier. Liu Jiang commented when he saw Andy he was almost moved to tears. He remembered playing the role of uncle to Andy in Emissary, he wanted to tell the son they met again! Roland was all smiles saying she was happier than any other Best Actress awards.
Andy cannot forget time working together with Roland, he had waited for a long 6 hours for her to take a scene, the scene was just for her to face the camera & shoot out some nut from her mouth, all the others must have been very impatient, but she never complained, Andy learnt from her ethics of an actor. He respected them a lot, different generation sees different positions, this is what the young should learn.
Andy had said he would like to go back to film TV drama on the stage, at the interview, he said if he were to collaborate with Roland & Liu Jiang, this adds points & he can reduce the fee. He promised Liu Jiang he is sure to give him 8 hours of sleep daily!
TVB Star Awards Malaysia was held in Malaysia yesterday , touted to be a precursor of TVB Awards coming up in the middle of next month, it caught much attention. This event had the attendance of super star Andy Lau as awards presenter to boost the morale.
Winners of Star Achievement Award were Roland & Liu Jiang. Andy, mysterious guest of honor to the ceremony, presented awards to the two winners. The floor all stood to pay tribute to the two as Andy presented awards to the achievers.
Andy indicated that he had been in TVB many years before & had worked with the two seniors, he had thus wished to be present to present the awards to them. He has not filmed TV drama for a longtime, on seeing so many happily vying Best Actor , Best Actress titles, he is moved & is thinking of going back to TVB too to film TV drama, but he has not chance to vie for Best Actress award.
The host further confirmed if he is serious to film TV drama, he quipped he has to look at the money.
NEWS DATED NOV 22
SOURCE: MING PAO
STARS MOURNED THE LOSS OF HUA SHENG
Boss of Win Sheng movie company , Heung Hua Sheng passed away at the age of 64 on the 20th this month of organ failure due to end stage oesophagus cancer at the Beijing hospital . Once very popular in the 80s, boss Heung was very sharp & had filmed many movies which became classics, including God of Gamblers, Fight Back to School, Flirting Scholar, & others. He had made famous many actors/actresses including Stephen Chow, Cheng Mian, & had collaborated with Chow Yin Fat, Andy Lau many times.
Chow Yin Fat, Stephen Chow, Andy, Zhang Min & Zhang Yu Shan all expressed regret, all quipped that he was sharp, passionate with movie, swift in action & had contributed a lot to the HK movie industry.
Media Asia has a new project coming up middle of next year to remake a Japanese classic released in 1976, Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare (君よ憤怒の河を渉れ?) starring Ken Takakura & directed by Junya Satō.
It will be set in the modern era, stars could most probably be Andy & Takashi Kaneshiro., while Shu Qi is said to play the female lead. Production cost is estimated to be 100 million. Andrew Lau has been invited to be the director.
When Andrew Lau was contacted he admitted to Media Asia’s invitation.
Andy & Takeshi Kaneshiro had worked in 2007 epic movie The Warlords. It has been 7 years since they last acted together. Ken Takakara has been idolized by many mainland moviegoers. Media Asia feels the movie will be a hit in China.
Dai Yun Hui is of grandmother status in the entertainment circle, she has a grandson at the age of 45.
On her 46th birthday yesterday, she posted pictures at her blog showing her mother, younger sister & Andy Lau at her birthday celebration. Calling Andy 'elder brother disciple', said, "Hua Zai treasure the old days & sentiment the most & he remembers my mother, few days ago I celebrated my birthday with my family . At 12 midnight yesterday, I saw elder brother disciple celebrated for me online. Since the passing away of my father, Andy has always asked me about my mother, showing much care to an elderly, indeed a truly man of words & one who treasures old relationship. This dinner is my best present of the year, many thanks to elder brother. "
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ANDY ACCOMPANIED DAI YUN HUI ON HER 46TH BIRTHDAY
Andy has learnt singing with Dai Si Cong before, though 4 years has passed since the demise, he does not forget the teacher.
At phone interview of Dai Yun Hui yesterday, she said, “Andy gave a treat to my mother, on knowing it was my birthday, he called some birthday buns. After my father passed away, he still showed much concern. Faye Wong, Kent Tong, too always asked about my mother. "
The movie, My Voice, My Life, has no star to add color, it is tough for it to be propagated, luckily there is Andy Lau who is always enthusiastic. Lately it is not uncommon to see Tony Leung Ka Fai, Sandra Ng, Sammy Leung, Jonhnny To, & Andy involved in the movie propaganda trailers. In the trailers they share views on what constitute a ‘bad student� & encourage youngsters not to look on they themselves.
At the interview, filmmaker Ruby Yeung said she was very grateful to Andy for the help, said,
"Two months before editing of the movie was completed, Andy ‘s company showed keen interest, they contacted the distributor to help out. I am very surprised by Mr Lau’s enthusiasm. He personally penned the calligraphic writing, & gathered many artistes to film trailers to render a hand. Perhaps he thought he ws not a good student before, one needs a mentor, so he gives his full support. All the ideas on advertising comes from him, he is really very helpful. "
Andy was in Incheon recently for the 2014 Paralympics Games, as the vice-chairman of the HK Paralympic committee. For the past few days he enjoyed several games, including archery, running, boccia & others.
Andy has always like Latin dance, on watching the wheelchair dance competition, he was so immersed that he began to dance as he cheered, it was like he was participating, said excitedly, "I am in a holiday mood, for the first time as the vice chairman, I can see everyone is so intensely participating, I am very moved."
Andy shown much concern to the athletes, in one field event, after HK athlete Chen Yong Sen finished running on the cold raining day, wearing only a thin singlet, he went forward immediately & draped him with his own windbreaker, it was a heartwarming sight.
Su Hua Wai also took part in field event, though did not win any medal, he won the praise from Andy for his will power, effort & hard work, Wherever Andy went he was warmly welcomed by participants & staff, they all wanted to have photo taken with him, he granted everyone's wish.
For the first time as the vice chairman of HK Paralympics Games committee, Andy attended Incheon 2014 Asian Paralympics Games opening ceremony. He led competitors to the Games yesterday, showing full support to the disabled athletes.
Andy has quite many fans in Korea, when he reached Incheon airport, many of them came to receive him. He was dressed in a red jacket, as soon as he appeared at the gate, fans screamed his name. They presented him with flowers, indeed very passionate. The route from gate to his vehicle, fans walked along & tailed him closely, it was chaotic at times.
For this Paralympics Games, HK has sent 119 representatives to participate in 14 events. Andy was invited by the organizing committee to be award presenter for wheelchair fencing, dancing, & field events. Andy will thus stay for a few more days after these 12 events are over.
To encourage HK participants, Andy advised them to be easy, said, “On them, I have 100 % confidence, as to if they can snatch a gold it depends on destiny, the most important thing is to enjoy the process of participation, everyone is number one in my eyes. Friends, I will take you all as my role model, waiting for the world to witness your diligence & perseverance. �
People’s CE of HK, Andy Lau, other than showing concern on student protest in HK, it was reported that he will be going to Korea this Saturday, to attend 2014 Incheon Asia Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
He will also be Awards presenter to wheelchair fencing, athletics & wheelchair dance competitions
According to the organizing committee, Andy had initially planned a non-public visit to Incheon by just visiting the sportsmen, but he has decided to extend the visit recently.
For years Andy has been very active with Paralympics games, he is the committee member of China Paralympics since 2010, in 2012 he went to London to visit the athletes from China. The organizer indicated that his visit to Incheon will help to change people's perception of the disabled in the society.
2 days ago, a big group of protestors set up camp on the streets of Mong Kok, a clash broke out between them & the peaceful protestors, the occupants were hit till heads were bleeding, some female protestors screamed molest.
At his official website yesterday, Andy left words pleading with the police to handle the situation properly, & protect the safety of students.
Said, "The most fearful thing has really happened, conflicts between own people has intensified, this is what Hongkongers most wish not to see, . Students, protestors, you all have to protect your own self , pleading with the authority to be handle it rightfully, with the best ability protect the safety of students, protestors & the general public, so HK can be a safe place. "
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ANDY AGAIN VOICED SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
After People Chief Executive of HK Andy Lau had posted in his website 2 days ago, “Don’t use tear gas, don’t use force�.
On the clash between the clash between protestors, he again posted message with title, 'Protecting the peace of HK'.
Andy admitted that he is worried about the safety of students, he pleaded the authority to handle the situation properly.
For days Andy pays much attention to the situation, one who always treasure the young, he is upset that the students were attacked and not properly protected, he thus post another message for the authority.
Sammo Hung has completed Old Guard, the movie acted & directed by he himself after 4 months of shooting.
Before shooting of movie, Andy ¡¥click me¡¦ handpicked Sammo Hung to play lead role, he had read the script & thought the protagonist fits Sammo just too well. Andy played the role of a father, calling himself a 'beast father', when both were asked how was the collaboration like this time compared to before, Sammo said with a laugh, "I was 20 year- old, now I am 60!"
Andy said the admires the perseverance of Sammo, his dedication & passion with work, & never gives up attitude, he learns new technology from the staff at the filming location, Summo said he adopts non-retiring attitude, he keeps up with the rhythm of the society, so as not to be eliminated. After staying in America for a while, after coming back he found out he was unable to keep up with work during shooting of Detective Dee & Three kingdoms. It was tough for him.
Andy too adopts the attitude of not afraid to lose, he said many time one needs to be bold to try out to know whether it was successful, "The path is to be worked out by oneself, even defeated, it is alright."
In this movie, Andy played a cameo role, but is the most among all the stand-ins. Andy said Sammo is full of topics during shooting, his wife knowing that Sammo is a vegetarian, purposely prepares food for him, he eats corn the most, & was always seen with a corn.
It was Andy’s 53 birthday on Sept 27 . He uploaded pictures of fans who celebrated birthday with him at his official website. Now a father, in a checkered shirt & jeans he continues to look cool.
At cake cutting, he had many funny poses. The title of his posting was 'Self satisfaction'. Other than saying the cake is very sweet, he added,
"Because I am handsome, those who come to celebrate are all girls, no problem, wish to carry on just like this !"
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Andy in show of support to Sammo Hung’s new movie, The Bodyguard, went all the way to Russia Vladivostok yesterday to play a cameo role . He was to jump from second floor & to land on top of a vehicle.
He was in a very relaxed mood being out of town, when usually he avoided topic on his daughter, & seldom keen to talk about her, here he said that he wishes her daughter to lead a normal life, & will definitely not allowing her to be on camera.
Sammo Hung revealed that she has very good memory, always called him Big Brother whenever she saw him.
Recalling previous collaboration with Sammo, Andy said, "I was very young then, filming the movie Summer Lucky Star, with him, I had long hair, now my stamina is still ok. This time I filmed an escape scene from a hotel, an action segment. "
At the scene, Andy after jumping & landing on top of a vehicle, appeared to be in pain, he clutched the stolen diamond & ran away.
Andy has fans all over the world, even in Russia, fans came to ask for his autograph,
Andy indicated the first time he set foot in Russia was with Rosamund Kwan to film a music Special, 'Travelling Together in Red-wall Days'. He lamented, "Now even filming music mvs, there is no local broadcast. Nowadays we have to shift to filming Grandpa goes places. The audience has a change of taste."
As for Where Does Daddy Go, is Andy interested in filming a part? He teased, "I am still not ready, I shall ask if my father will take me." The reporter pressed him further if he will bring his daughter. Andy replied, "Of course this is not ok! "
Faye Wong has rekindled her love with Nicholas Tse, Andy said he learnt it from his colleagues, on the dramatic reunion, said Andy, "Life is like that, most important is to be happy, I wish them well!"
SOURCE: MING PAO/SKYPOST
ANDY: BAD IN STUDY MEANS BAD ?
My Voice, My Life, a movie directed by Michelle Yeoh, is a true story of a group of high school students who are not doing well in school.
After a half year of musical training, they showed a complete life transformation in this documentary film.
The recent promo at Causeway Bay attracted big stars including Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, & others, they praised youngsters are truly fighting hard.
After watching the movie, Andy commented that outsiders have a skewed opinion on this group of students, "What is the difference between good & bad? Does it mean if one is bad in study he is bad? For as long as they are being acknowledged by people, people showing hope in them, they will become good, & will live a life to live up to!"
Nicky Cheung expressed his view, "Wrong doing , it is not whether one has help or not, there is only one solution, it has to be your own self, to do good, to succeed is not saying buts by doing it!"
Deanie Ip commented the youngsters in the movie changed her view on them, "I am disappointed with some youngsters, after watching this show, it change my view point."
Charles Heung ¡¥s wife, Tiffany Chen had recently criticized Stephen Chow openly in a magazine, Andy's name was brought in.
She said, "Andy Lau told me he is not a friend of Stephen Chow , Mr Chow has never show respect for Andy, when his fee is increased to 20 million, he gave Andy only 1.2 million when he asked Andy to film. ¡§
Andy had worked with Chow twice in God of Gamblers 2 & Tricky Brains.
Yesterday Andy was in Causeway bay for the promo of movie My Voice My Life (Make Effort ) together with Deanie Ip. He came fully prepared, asking the reporters, "What do you want to ask me about ?¡¨ Appearing high-spirited & all ready to talk.
Said Andy, " When we were filming previously, we were both very busy, we did not get to understand each other well. I read from papers a lot about my filming, I want to clarify that I did not said I am not his friend, I meant Mr Heung was my past, present & future good filming boss & friend, perhaps I did not express myself well, & caused a misunderstanding with Mrs Heung, this matter that I am not his friend was not said by me personally, the fee was just a rumor, we both had tried to work together in movies, but we had both courteously turned each other down ."
It was said they had a tiff with script, said Andy, "I am a good pleaser, however the script is changed, it is fine with me, be it from now, in future , I am always a fan of Stephen."
"Are two of you good friends?"
Replied Andy, "For friends I dare not say so. "
As between Mrs Heung & Stephen, continued Andy, "This is between the two of them, trust they have ways to solve it.