DATE: 10 JUNE 2012
ANDY CELEBRATED BB FULL MONTH WITH HIS FANS
A PICTURE OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER HANDS WERE SHOWN
Andy had a fans gathering last night, this is to fulfill the promise made before. At the end of the gathering, every member was given a gift, a picture of hands of Andy, Carol & BB together.
SOURCE: MING PAO
MICHAEL MUI ASKED ANDY TO KEEP HIS DAUGHTER COMPANY MORE
Michael Miu is in Malaysia for the promotion of foot massage gadget which he endorses. He said he has not seen Andy’s daughter yet, but had received the full-month 'il Rice', a tradition in Malaysia to replace the ginger rice.
Michael said Andy must be v busy taking care of his daughter, so much that he has no time to step out of his house. Having a daughter at his age, he must be carrying the BB everyday, smiling to the BB, & the BB smiles back to him, father & daughter smile to each other blissfully.
Will he give BB presents? He said Mrs Lau is very meticulous, those needed by the BB must have been bought already, the couple had probably stocked up a store of BB products, so the best thing to give is red packets. As father himself, he shared his views with Andy: cherish the days when the kid is growing, they need a lot of company during this period of time, once over it is impossible to take back.
HK Sudden weekly reported yesterday that Andy will bring his wife & daughter back to Malaysia at the end of this month to celebrate BB's full month with his wife’s family.
The family of three will stay in the luxurious house that he bought with HK$60 million, (NT about 230 million). This is a big gift to Carol.
He is willing to forgo Cathy Paific Airlines as its flight details is easy to trace, he will rather choose an airlines that is not so hot. He even lets out news that he is bringing his daughter to stay in Canada, such that he can privately bring his wife & daughter back to M'sia.
The luxurious houses in Ampang that he bought a month over ago are two adjoining units that cost NT 230m million.
Andy has plans to break down the wall & make it into a big residential house. The construction workers revealed that from outside one can see a big & beautiful BB room on the second floor.
Recently Andy has donated a sum of HK$10 million to Kaohsiung Fo Guang Shan temple for blessings on his daughter.
After the birth of his daughter, he is almost not an inch away from his wife & daughter, to prevent them from being exposed. HK media could only waited at his Kadoorie house, they did not see Andy at all, unexpectedly they saw his elder sister & younger brother Liu De Sheng who came to vist their parents.
Big sister Lau's dress is simple, she usually goes about by bus or walks, she stays in an old style house (shape of a Chinese character ‘well’) , completely without the look of relatives of a superstar.
His younger brother is also a workaholic, everyday at 9 am, he takes a bus to work, back only at 10pm.
Sudden Weekly had recently tried to send flowers to Andy’s new residence, Manhattan Hill top floor, the sharp-eyed guards declined to disclose if the owner’s surname is Chu or Lau, apparently they have been reminded not to disclose any information.
SOURCE: MING PAO
FANS WILL GIVE ANDY PLEASANT SURPRISES
CONGRATULATING HIIM ON LITTLE DRAGON MAIDEN FULL-MONTH TOMORROW
ANDY GIVES OUT VINEGAR GINGER AND OIL RICE TO RELATIVES & FRIENDS
Andy’s daughter will be one month-old tomorrow, a group of fans from AWC is arranging a full month feast, ‘ Lo Han inviting Guangyin’ for Andy, a feast that has more hosts than guests. They are congratulating Andy for being a father. Andy’s wife gave birth to their daughter on May 9, Andy who became a father gives both mother & BB full attention, stopping all work for a month. Tomorrow night he will be at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre Star Hall for AWC Jubilee Show, with his AWC fans.
As both Andy & Carol are staunch Buddhists, they ordered vegetarian dish to be given out to friends & relatives, there is no pork or egg, the main ingredients are ginger, sweet vinegar, flour sticks, & sweet potatoes. Andy has also arranged for full month ‘Oil Rice’ to be given to them, also vegetarian, different from the normal which has pork, dried shrimps, a big drum sticks & red eggs.
He gives the food out one after another, with his low profile nature, those who received them did not made it open to others.
Carlo Ng Ka Lok in his blog yesterday thanked Andy for the full moon rice, he wishes BB good health. Fans envy him on seeing the photo, they had studied the characters written on the gift box, Ka Lok name was written in a different way, they guess that Andy must be v busy, the words are not written by him. Sharing Oil rice is a tradition in Taiwan, to celebrate BB's one month old.
Tomorrow night is the anniversary celebration of AWC, it is a big annual event, Andy has a date with fans earlier, this is his first appearance after becoming a father. Thew date falls on the full month of the BB, fans are taking the dinner as full month celebration for Andy, other than giving gifts to Andy & BB, there will be surprise programmes.
Those who attend have to wear 2012 AWC uniform, they can go early, as there is a section, Charity photo taking with Best Actor trophy. Fans give a donation to have photo taken. The proceeds will be doated to Andy Lau Charity Foundation.
It was rumored that Andy will hold a full month celebration in Malaysia, he will bring his wife & BB to visit the girl’s family. News have it that he has bought two adjoining houses, with HK$60 million measuring 8,000 sq ft houses, it comes with a beautiful baby’s room.
Andy’s wife had on the 9th of last month delivered a baby via caesarean section. Since the beginning of last week Andy has started to give out vinegar ginger to friends & relatives. As both of them are staunch Buddhists, they ordered it from a vegetarian restaurant, without pig trotters. The dish includes sweet potatoes, flour sticks, eggs, ginger & sweet vinegar. To keep wife & daughter company, he is taking 4 week before & 6 weeks off after delivery.
It is coming to one month after Andy is promoted to a father, many friends have suggested that he hold a one month or a hundred-day dinner, to share his happiness with them & at the same time let them see his daughter. But as usual, Andy prefers to be low-keyed, he chooses not to hold any celebratory banquet, he is worried, after all the baby is still very small, also he does not like too many people to see his baby, least they circulate the photo online.
Though not holding any celebration, he is still very happy to be a father, he had called his company to help him order vinegar ginger. To bring blessings to the baby, he chooses to give the vegetarian version, since last week, his friends & relatives have one after another received the gifts. As there are not many people, in the next 2 days the shop will continue to give out the gifts for Andy.
As for those who wishes to see the baby, at this stage one can only see her in his house, but Andy is very selective, only a very few good friends are invited to his house.
To take care of his wife & daughter, Andy just like the pregnant woman, is taking 4 weeks before & 6 weeks off after delivery.
Actually Johnnie To has asked for a additional shots for the movie on The Blind Cop, but as Sammi has frequent attacks of vertigo & unfit for work, Andy is to take a longer break, ever since Andy has a baby girl, he who always like working is almost at home everyday to be with his daughter, he turns down all the invitations.
Carol is breastfeeding the baby, even there is a nanny she takes care of most of the things.
6 days after the birth of his baby, Andy announced the good news at his official website. He said he will be a good father & a good husband, even it is not easy to be one, the happiness he gets is immeasurable, ings like learning how to change diapers, bath the baby, when his daughter smiles at him he feels so blissful!
Lee Lai Shan & husband became parents in 2007. At the radio interview Be My Guest, they were presented with a bottle of vegetarian vinegar ginger.
Deanie Ip at the Chinese Media Film Awards was honored Best Actress the 7th time, she was also given Outstanding Chinese award, a total of 9 awards with the same movie!
She said the honor comes from effort of many people, behind & on the screen, in addition of positive media reporting. It is the result of concerted effort, she will not because of this feel proud of herself.
She actively told the reporters that she has not seen Andy’s daughter yet, though she wishes to see the BB, but she is understanding, she will give Andy & his wife private space. She said BB after a feed smiles contently this is most adorable, after three months this smile is gone, so she is thinking of making a prearrangement with Andy to see the BB
FELIX WONG REVEALED THAT ANDY WILL HOLD A HUNDRED-DAY BANQUET
IDY CHAN IS EAGER TO MEET LILLTE DRAGON MAIDEN
Idy Chan attended Le Parady Celebrity Dinner 2 nights ago, on Andy being promoted to father, she complained that Andy is yet to tell her the good news personally,
"He did not call me, we are friends so many years. but he is not with practices of normal people, his thoughts & practices are beyond the ordinary." Idy Chan is looking forward to see the Little Dragon Maiden!
"I look forward to seeing them, I will be very happy! Hope Andy can bring BB to see me, not I visit them, as I am more senior! "
Felix Wong said he had sms Andy to congratulate him 2 days after the BB was born, he received Andy’s message, 'Had given birth, both mother & child safe.' He hinted that Andy will hold a hundred-day dinner, "Waity till BB is 100 day-old, there is a chance of seeing her!"
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
FELIX WONG REVEALED THAT ANDY WILL HOLD A HUNDRED-DAY CELEBRATION FOR HIS DAUGHTER
Patrick Tse, Idy Chan, Felix Wong, Irene Wan, Wilfred Lau, Cheung Siu Fai & others were at a charity dinner 2 nights ago. Kimmy Shuen & wife Money Lo as hosts attended to the guests.
Felix Wong & Andy are considered good friends, but until now he still has no chance to see Andy’s daughter. He had sent congratulatory messages to Andy & Andy had replied him. Did Felic gave Andy pointers on child-care? Felix said Andy had read up before the baby was born & is proficient. He added later that he will have a chance to see the baby when she is 100 day-old. When asked if Andy si going to hold a banquet on the 100th day, Felix was quite taken aback, answered, "I think if ever he hold one, it will be a p rivate matter, he always prefers to be low-keyed. "
Idy Chan congratulated Andy on becoming a father, she is yet to call him.
DEANIE IP NAMED BEST ACTRESS THE SEVENTH TIME
The 12th Chinese Media Film Awards, organized by Nanfang Daily was held in Haikou, Hainan, last night.
Lau Qing Wan & Deanie Ip were named Best Actor (Life Without Principle) & Best Actress (Tao Jie) respectively.
Deanie Ip with Tao Jie was named Best Actress the seventh time. This award is the first she got in mainland China, she smiled & said she had prepared a script beforehand, if ever she won, it reads: 'This is the first time gotten an award in my Motherland, I feel very happy & honored. '
Ann Hui indicated the success of Tao Jie has given her quite a bit of pressure, as it is difficult to have a breakthrough after this. As for Best Director award which goes to Giddens Ko of You Are The Apple Of My Eye, she quipped that she already has won awards two times. & hoped that it is not her this time.
The trailers of Fuchun Mountains for the European market was released in the recent Cannes Festival.
Chiling appeared in 10 over looks, including classical elegance, seductive, pristine, provocative & others. Outsiders all agree this is her most gorgeous performance.
Lin had in this movie sacrificed herself to act in a bathing scene, she played one who sunk deeply in an emotional entanglement, when faced with her enemy she had her upper body bare, socked in bubble bath, laced with rose petals, there was even a tattoo at her fair smooth back, she looked back to give a smile, it is sure to charm many men.
In another scene, she played a pregnant lady, exuding blissfulness of motherhood.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
No matter how far, there is nothing unreachable for Hong Kong Golden Forum, it has created many goddess, babes. The child actor in A Lucky Guy, Maggie, she is able to be side by side with Jess Sum Cheuk Ying, Fala Chen, Angelababy & others. as voted by netizens. Graduated from an famous America school, she was signed up by Ricky Wong, chairman of City Telecommunications. ....
She worked with many superstars as a child, one of them is Andy Lau, whom she worked several times. Once at a Mooncake Festival, she & a group of children boldly paid him a visit. Andy showed them some magic tricks.
A news report recently said that Andy & Mini Yang will be acting in Ironman 3.
Ironman 3 producer, DMG DMG Entertainment Group CEO, Dan Mintz, admitted to sina.com that they had contacted Fan Bing Bing, Liu Hua & Yao Cheng, they did not however contact Andy Lau & Mini Yang, but that does not exclude any possibility of collaboration.
Dan admitted in Ironman 3 many Chinese actors will be included, this is for the audience to feel more at home, the theme this time will incorporate lots of Chinese elements & its specialties, hopefully Chinese actors can be pushed to Hollywood with shooting of this movie. If there is any confirmed news it will be released in their official website
SOURCE: SING TAO
ANDY'S LOOK FOR FUCHUN MOUNTAINS EXPOSED
The leads of Fuchun Mountains, Andy & Chiling Lin are not at the Cannes Festival. Director Shun Jian Jun & one of the actors Tong Da Wei however attended the event together.
The European version of Fuchun Mountains has fashionable luxurious feel, on top of element of Eastern fantasy, this wins high praise at the Cannes Festival.
Andy, Zhang Jing Chu & Tong Da Wei played hero, agent heroine & a perfectionist villain respectively. But the most startling beauty is Chiling who played the assassin, she comes with 24 looks, she was most eye-catching in the trailers shown yesterday.
It was rumored that Andy & Mini Yang will act in Ironman 3 , yesterday a mainland website @ the special interview with the producer, revealed that they had only contacted Fan Bingbing, Yao Cheng & Liu Hua. They had not contacted Andy & Yang Mi, but that does not exclude any possibility of collaboration.
SOURCE: MING PAO
On Andy having a baby girl, Carina said she had congratulated in the blog, said, "I think he really enjoys being a father. I have no plan to have baby, this is not following fashion, it is to see suitable or not."
Jacky Cheung through media congratulated Andy for having a baby girl. Said, "Late marriage tends to result in having girl, there is scientific evidence, I had read on this before I have children. Girl or boy is natural, just that the chance of having girl is higher. "
Deanie Ip was in Elements shopping mall two nights ago for The HK Salento HK International Film Festival.
She was again with movie A Simple Life, honored with Salento Award. Other than the trophy, she was presented with a handmade plate of a famous brand.
She said frankly on the stage, "Actually I really wih Andy can be here to sahre the joy, but he has just become a father & has to take care of the baby, but I really feel very happy for him. "
Are her hands tired after receiving so many awards? Smiling said, "Please don’t say like that, even if hands are lamb must receive, many thanks to the Italians for liking this movie."
Has god-grandma Deanie visited the baby? Said, "No, give them more space, not easy to have a baby, but I have sms him, I dare not call him, afraid that he might be attending to the baby.
She praised that Andy is a good father,
"He is really good with preparation, he reads up on anything, even something to do with DNA he bothers to read, just like a specialist, he can be a very good father, really hard to find one like him."
Will Deanie ask Andy to have a few more babies? Deanie said it has to see how the mother is doing, smiling, said, "Wait a little later, ** Ling Ling at age was able to give birth before, needs to have both energy & mind. " Carol at 46 indeed has chance to add babies for Andy.
The reporters asked Deanie again if Andy has sent picture of the baby for her to see, she said no, & also hopes he won’t , "Just in case it leaks out, I don’t wish him to blame me. "
Has Deanie prepared ginger & vinegar? On hearing this she yelled she is afraid, "I don’t take, I always don't encourage mothers to eat this, people in the old days believe this can dispel wind, after birth mothers lose a lot of calcium, vinegar & ginger is bad for teeth. Actually people always believe mothers after giving birth cannot bath or stay in air-con room, like that poor mothers will be perspiring the whole day!"
Andy has just become a father, his wife Carol gave birth to a 7 over lb baby the new addition indeed brings lots of fortune to the family, just born she has brought the first Hollywood role for Andy, in Ironman 3, Andy is playing a Chinese scientist, in charge of giving powerful gadgets to the Ironman, who comes to BJ. This is the first A-listed Hollywood movie collaboration with mainland, it is believed that such Sino-America collaboration will continue to come.
This is a first Hollywood movie for Andy. He will play an old friend of Robert Downey Jr from China. A well known scientist in charge of improving weapons for Ironman, making him more powerful, to counter villain The Mandarin, played by the actor Ben Kingsley, made famous by acting lead role in Gandhi.
Andy has quite a important role in it, the news has made audience in China excited, mainland actress Fan Bing Bing & Mini Yang, play Andy’s wife & assistant respectively, this boosts familiarity level of the audience, & set to increase the box office in China.
The film will have scenes taken in Shanghai & BJ mainly, it is about the daughter of Robert Dodney’s friend being kidnapped to China. To save her, Rodney flew fom America to China to seek help from Andy.
Robert Downey will have scenes flying across The Great Wall, Forbidden City & other places in SH. The movie is estimated to be out in May next year. Scenes will be taken in SH middle of next month, Downey will bring his Ironman accessories to start work with Andy in SH.
In the original story, The Mandarin is a Chinese wizard who is well verse in Chinese gongfu, In order not to spoil the relationship between China & America, the background of the villain will be lightened, & less of the vicious profile on Chinese flavor.
It is the first Sino-America collaboration, the film has to go through Film Bureau of China for approval before filming. Any scenes that will tarnish the image of China will be cut. This explains the villain has some differences from the original story, & why mainland actresses are being used.
Robert Downey is like having a rebirth, he has declared ‘till death he will continue filming’ , refuses to let this superhero from being played by other actors, in actual fact, he has reaped a lot of profit, The Avengers hit HK $ 780 million box office worldwide, , Robert can at least bags a fee of HK$ 3.9 in addition to bonus.
Andy’s parents left their Kadoorie Hill early in the morning yesterday, as usual brought a copy of Apple Daily, went for morning tea. Though they did not answer questions from the reporters, they smiled cheerfully, more than usual the whole time, trust they have seen & cuddled their cute granddaughter.
The first Salento International Film Festival is being held from today till May 16, to May 20 in HK, @ the the Grand theatre in Elements shopping mall.
A forum will be held today. Italian Consulate in HK honored a trophy to the female lead of Tao Jie, Deanie Ip. Deanie will have a dialogue session with the audience at the forum, to talk on the joy & hardship in acting.
Salento Film Festival comes from a town in Italy. In this festival 5 foreign-language movies will be introduced during these 5 days, including those coming from Italy, Switzerland & Jamaica.
EXECUTIVE DIARY—MILLION RENOVATION TO WELCOME THE LITTLE DRAGON GIRL
BABYS ROOM BUILT IN PENTHOUSE
Ever since news was out that 50 year-old Andy has become a daddy & his 46 year-old wife has given birth to a baby girl, Andy was able to keep everything p-rivate, away from prying eyes.
But in March this year, with 136.8 million he bought an apartment on the 65th floor penthouse @ Manhattan Hill, this has not escaped the eyes of the media. According to the latest issue of East weekly, the luxurious mansion for bringing up the baby, measures 5,000 over sq ft, has a master room, pink colored baby’s room, & a sky garden, inclusive of a p-rivate swimming pool. It took a full 2 months costing millions to renovate, tobe in time for Carol to go home & rest after her delivery.
Andy has stayed in Kadoorie Hill many years, for his doting girl, he chooses to stay in Mobil mansion, Manhattan Hill top level duplex house. (two-story houses having a complete apartment on each floor, or side-by-side apartments on a single lot that share a common wall).
Sitting right at the top, there is guaranteed privacy, no chance for any illegal photography.
According to sources, the penthouse lower level has a ceiling height of 14 ft 7 inches, there are 6 rooms, the garden & swimming pool occupy 2,500 sq ft. The renovation is based mainly on simple & comfort, recycled material was also used. To be in time for his wife after she delivered, Andy had started renovation work 2 months ago, it was rumored that the master & baby room was side by side, in the master room there is Jacuzzi.
Andy’s Tao Jie has a bountiful returns, it is indeed a double happiness for Andy.
Bona Film Group who is also one of the investors, had listed itself at NASDAQ stock market, ever since the movie gains fame internationally, receiving awards one after another, its shares keeps rising. The boss of the company is the 41 year-old Yu Dong, graduated from BJ Movie Academy.
The master room has arc-shaped ceiling to floor glass panel, with a good view
baby room is next to master room
A week after the birth of Andy & Carol’s precious girl, & new father Andy getting a week of training as a father in hospital, at his official website yesterday at around 5:44pm, he finally released the good news to fans, with a title ‘All's well’ he announced that his wife Carol Chu & baby girl who was born last Wednesday, May 9, are now home safely.
In his blog, he also left a message for the media, thanking them for their tolerance.
In the past one week, he has 4 big trials & a big insistance, he apologized for keeping his ‘family members’ waiting, said, 'Big Boss has become a father, a week of trials as a father, is over. Discharge today, home safely, back home, back to reality. With days of blessings from family members, mother & child all safe & sound, happy!
During this period of time,
Try: make myself not as one in the entertainment circle,
Try: not to be distracted, to reply to this, to that..
Try: be very concentrated, to be a responsible husband
Try: with patience, to learn responsibilities of a father.
Even though, to be a good Boss, husband, father, it is tough!
There is much happiness, comfort within!
I am not posting any photo!
Family members should understand. The rest, we shall talk about it face to face!
At the same time he assured fans all is safe & sound, he was not being pursued due to the tolerance & understanding of all to him, all the concerns & well wishes he received them all, as he was busy, he was not able to give media news at the very first hour, he is sorry for the delay, ma-king everyone working hard! He thanks all for not hurrying him or forcing him, he is very grateful & touched.
Accordingly, expenditure of Carol hospitalization & baby’s confiment lady comes up to half a million, the hospital staff who has seen the baby girl, all agreed that she has the characteristic nose of her father, while the eyes & mouth resemble her mother. In the past one week, Andy has never left an inch away from his wife, & helped with taking care of the baby, with the special training, he has become quite an expert!
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY ANNOUNCED WIFE AND DAUGHTER ARE BACK HOME
WANTS TO BE A GOOD HUSBAND AND FATHER
SOURCE: SING PAO
It was mother’s day yesterday, many artistes through their blogs sent well wishes to their mothers. For Carol Chu who gave birth to a baby girl last Wednesday for her husband, the day was special, many in the circle & fans left words online to congratulate Andy, it is no wonder ‘Andy has a baby girl’ resulted in 7.8 million blogs posts & messages, it tops discussion topic online.
Anthony Wong disclosed that he had sent sms to Andy, said, "He replied me, I congratulate him for having a girl, he wished me back in having more & more girls!"
For days it is rumored that Carol Chu has given birth, but Andy has not officially confirmed the news, even his good friend Eric Tsang does not know the details. Sandra was at the broadcast station 2 nights ago, said,
"I did get a reply, I congratulated Mrs Lau, she replied me, I know she must be very busy, so I did not talk long to her. "
Sandra said she gets a headache wanting to buy present for Andy’s baby, said, "From news out till now I have not thought of what to buy, as products used by BB are very personal, baby pram, baby chair I think he already has, not to say baby clothes. My daughter still has a lot of unopened clothes in the cupboard. I think I would give something for remembrance. "
As for when she will visit, she said, "Must wait till they are convenient, Andy has not announced yet. Just sms is not enough, he has to confirmed first."
SOURCE: MING PAO
SANDRA NG GOT A THANK YOU REPLY FROM CAROL CHU
Said Sandra, "I got a reply! I congratulated Mrs Lau, she replied me, we had sent sms before, but Andy did not give me a reply, sms by Mrs Lau is short, no details. "
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY HK/ TW
CAROL THANKED SANDRA, CONFIRMING GIVING BIRTH TO BABY GIRL
ANDY WAS SAID TO HAVE NATURALLY CONCEIVED THE BABY
SANDRA NG CONGRATULATED MRS LAU AND GOT A REPLY
According to HK Ming Pao Weekly, the baby girl is not as rumored conceived by artificial insemination, it is naturally conceived.
The baby presently stays in a rivate baby room. In mother Carol Chu’s room there is a screen, so that parents to see baby's every movement.
Andy continues to be mysterious yesterday. Before the Little Dragon girl is shown to the world, she has already received many gifts, but all were turned down by Andy, including many commercials for baby products from HK, TW & mainland China.
Andy’s parents as usual went for morning tea yesterday morning, Grandma Lau read newspapers on news of Andy, Andy will be back to work at the end of this month.
To protect his family, Andy is always very low-profile, he kept mum about his marriage a few years before it was discovered, his wife gave birth days ago, at age 50 he met little dragon maiden, he has heightened his protective measures.
Today is baby is 4 days old, Andy still keeps the good news sealed. He advised his parents & relatives not to come to the hosp, while he himself stations in the hosp round the clock.
His parents who have not gone to see the newborn in hosp, as usual went for morning tea, at 7:15 in a 7-seater they went to Ho Man Tin Street Paramount Restaurant for morning tea.
The friendly couple have quite many friends in the eatery, instead of sitting by themselves, they joined the others.
Grandpa Lau is an ardent reader of Apple Daily, 2 days he has already read in detail about his son during his morning tea, Grandma Lau was seen chit-chatting with other, but yesterday, it was Grandma Lau turn to read Apple Daily, while Grandpa Lau turned to the Sports section. The two had tea for 2 hours before they left. They just smiled as reply to the questions posed by the reporters.
After the birth of the Dragon girl, Andy’s managerial company & movie company received a lot flowers, fruit baskets, baby products from friends, fans, sponsors, but all these are turned down by Andy. He has also declined 10 over baby product commercials , he will accompany his wife 2 weeks, at the end of the month he will shoot a movie by Johnnie To’s.
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY APPEARED AT OFFICIAL WEBSITE
DID NOT ANNOUNCE GOOD NEWS TO ‘FAMILY MEMBERS’
Andy can be said to be a most mysterious daddy, since the birth of his baby, he keeps all silence about it, simply refuses to say a single word, even his fans whom he takes as ‘family members’ are yet to get a personal confirmation from him.
Yesterday morning, he was spotted by his fans that he appeared once at his AWC official website, but he did not leave any word. His good friend Eric Tsang had sent congratulatory sms to him, but yet to get a reply from him.
Even since the news was out he was not spotted at all. It is said he is in the hosp all this while to keep his wife & daughter company. Fans were waiting for him yesterday as it was the birthday of the cartoon toy created by him, Andox. Some fans spotted him surfing the net yesterday morning, though he did not leave any words. Fans were very happy & greeted him good morning.
Yesterday morning Andy’s parents as usual went for morning tea at 7:15 am, they were all smiles, still not talking a word.
Eric Tsang had sent him congratulatory messages but yet to receive a reply, he is thus not sure how the bay is. Said, "Andy had temporarily stop work this period of time, I had guess the baby will be born during this time."
Eric got to know the news from newspapers, he is not sure how Andy felt before delivery, "I don't wish to disturb him during this period, shall visit him later.” Eric added it is natural to be anxious with the first born, also Andy is always low-keyed.
Sammi Cheng in her blog posted a picture of her with Andy in a movie, sending congratulatory words, 'Congratulations! The whole world is happy for you! Heehee!’
At the phone interview yesterday, Deanie said she has not visited Andy's baby yet.
Said, "I am so happy to receive sms from Andy, really very, very, happy!" So happy that she forgot to congratulate him, she just replied him "Very good!"
Now it is not the time to visit, as it is exhausting after delivery, esp for the first one, mother takes time to recover. Most important is both mother & child is healthy!
To give Carol has enough time to rest, she plans to visit her 3 months later, she has prepared a gif, said, "I had bought a yoga book for the baby, shall bring it when I go visit."
MICHELE REIS HAD STAYED IN THE LUXURIOUS SUIT BEFORE
Good view at the living room
The ward on the 28th floor where Carol stays is famed for being luxurious, other than p rivate toilet, HD TV & other basic hospital ward facilities, there is a living room, dining room for the guests to take meals.
The hosp also provide security measures to the newborns, the entrance & exit has electronic surveillance facilities, the baby's foot has a band, bleeping sound is heard when he goes in & out of the unit, to ensure taht the baby is not taken away by strangers.
Daily charge for the ward is 7,000, Michelle Reis & Suki Chui are said to have stayed before during their deliveries.
Even though media was earlier than Andy to announce the arrival of Little Dragon Girl on May 9, & many artistes have continuously sent him congratulatory messages, Andy is yet to announce it formally to all, this really makes everyone anxious, how come Andy is not willing to share the good news?
Accordingly, Andy is thinking if he should be open with the picture of his daughter, to share it with his fans, but he has to respect the wish of his wife. He is thus waiting till everything is more settled before he made the announcement.
Yesterday his parents as usual went for morning tea, they wore big smiles on their faces, as sweet as lotus paste, indeed the sweetness is deep down to the heart!
The media all gathered at the hosp as soon as the news was out, but there was no sight of Andy or his relatives/friends, esp his 5 Tigers buddies. It seems that his friends understand his character, know that he is going all out to protect his wife & daughter, they will not send congratulations early.
Accordingly, Carol Chu stays in the private maternity ward on the 8th floor, there are bodyguards on 24 hour duty, this is to prevent the baby from being photographed.
These 2 days Andy is too busy taking care of the mother & baby, though he stresses ‘family matter to be told in the family’, to share with his fans whom he takes as his family members, but until today there is no any movement.
Though the fans are anxious, they understand Boss is busy, they have to wait patiently. Some fans think that Andy may even wait till AWC 24th anniversary on June 9 for him to share the good news, if he were to announce when the baby is one month old, everyone will be waiting till their necks are long!
ANTHONY WONG WAITING FOR ANDY TO ANNOUNCE THE GOOD NEWS
On the news that his good friend Andy has a 6 lb baby girl, Anthony indicated that he does not know, he is waiting for Andy to inform him, he will not actively ask, said,
"This is secretive, there is no need for me to divulge, the media knows more than me. "
Will he pay a visit to the baby? He answered, "I don’t even know, how to pay a visit? If he wants to let me know I will know, if he inform me, of course I will congratulate him."
CHIU CHUNG YU CONGRATULATES ANDY WHO FINALLY MEETS LITTLE DRAGON MAIDEN
Chiu Chung Yu congratulate Andy for being a father, said,
"Yang Guo has waited for 50 years to finally met his Little Dragon Maiden, indeed romantic & serious, very touching."
CHERIE CHUNG CONGRATULATES ANDY
DAUGHTER WILL BE VERY DOTTY TO DADDY
Cherie Chung admitted she just got to know Andy baby girl was born the day before, said,
"Really wan to congratulate him, very happy, girl will be very dotty to daddy, he will be very happy!"
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER
REPLICA OF CAROL CHU
Andy’s wife Carol Chu 2 days ago gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7 lb, the two are still warded in the hospital for observation, Andy has been keeping his wife company & has not gone home.
Yesterday when his wife woke up, he quickly asked the staff to bring the baby girl to the ward. The staff who has seen the baby girl all told Andy that the baby looks as beautiful as the mother, the smile is very sweet.
Andy who has just become a father is opening up a new page in life, he is still very excited & tired. Many friends & relatives have all wish to visit to the baby girl, but to avoid chaos & affecting other patients, he thanked them all & rejected their visits. Even his parents, he suggested that they do not come to hosp these few days, he would prefer when the family of three is home then friends & relatives come to visit.
Those who work in the hosp & have seen the baby girl all feel that the baby resembles her mother Carol Chu, has the facies of a star, very fair, vey cute & lovely, smile is very sweet, whenever Andy & wife see the baby, they are overwhelmed with happiness.
Andy has always wanted to keep arrival of his baby girl a secret, it was rumored that the baby is named Liu Yun Shan , until yesterday a big group of reporters still staked out in the hosp, Andy has not appeared at all.
Security is very tight outside the ward. Andy has accordingly gave instructions to his staff & relatives to keep mum, the office continues not to response to the news that Andy has become a father.
CHERIE CHUNG MISSED CHANCE TO HAVE BABY
ADMIRED ANDY FOR BEING A FATHER
ANDY’S BABY BRINGS SMOOTH-GOING LUCK & PROSPERITY TO DADDY
FANS HAPPY TO BE PROMOTED TO AUNTIES
Fans of Andy are always very loyal, many called him Big Boss.
2 days ago when the news of him becoming a father broke out, many left words at his official website to congratulate him, they take the new baby as their niece.
Some left words, "Big brother, congratulations of your promotion, I too am promoted to an auntie, everybody is promoted!"
Other said, "Congratulations to AWC, we have a new member! AWC from high to low are all promoted to aunties uncles..."
Some fans after receiving the news, waited throughout the night for Andy to personally announce the news.
They left words, "Andy Daddy, is Small Dragon Girl born? The news has been out half a day, this makes us sleepless, quick, leave us a word! So we can go back to sleep, quick, ok?"
Some even said, "Congratulations to Emperor for having a dragon girl." It can seen the high esteem Andy has in the hearts of fans.
Andy is yet to announce the good news, his parents as usual went for morning tea today. When the reporters asked if they have visited their granddaughter, & if she has been named, they just smiled, without saying a word.
Ti Long happened to be eating at the same restaurant, he asked not to give Andy too much pressure, as this is the normal path of man.
ANDY’S PARENTS HAPPY TO HAVE GRAND-DAUGHTER
SMILING BROADLY BUT STILL HAVE LIPS SEALED
Andy at age 50 has a daughter, all in the Lau’s family are elated. Though Andy’s parents have not admitted to the news, when the reporters congratulated them, they smiled broadly, it is simply beyond words.
At 7:30 this morning, Andy’s parents who reside in Kadoorie Hill, as usual, went for their morning tea, sent by the driver. When the reporters went forward to congratulate them, they smiled broadly, but refused to say a single reply. When asked if the granddaughter has been named, they did not reply. They went in to the restaurant to join friends for tea & a chit-chat.
While waiting at the car park, Tommy Tam (Ti Long ) happened to pass by, he told the reporters nicely, "Don’t give them too much pressure."
Will he share pointers on child care with Andy? He answered, "No such need, Andy’s parents are good enough, give them some space!"
About 2 hours later, a female relative appeared , a group of them with 2 bags of goods on hand, went back to Kadoorie Hill.
At the age of 50, Andy has become a father! His 46 year-old wife Carol Chu has given birth to Small Dragon Girl, after checking to a hospital 2 nights ago. The newborn was rumored to be 6 over pounds. Both mother & child are healthy. iAndy who becomes a father is elated & very excited, he takes full care of his wife $ daughter, & has tight security to prevent the exposure of his precious girl & unnecessary disturbance.
When news broke out yesterday afternoon, a large group of media rushed to Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital ( one of the famous p rivate hosp in HK) . Andy was however not spotted at all. Until late last night before stop press he is yet to confirm the good news. Fans & friends in the circle have all left congratulatory words, all feel happy for Andy on becoming a father!
Andy's wish of becoming a father came true last year, his wife Carol Chu was successfully pregnant after artificial insemination. On Nov 28 last year after being conferred Best Actor at Golden Horse, he announced the good news. Andy who loves his wife dearly gives his wife full day attention, he employed body guards to accompany her around, buy luxurious house & car, stopped work in total recently, it was also rumored that he donated 10 million to build a temple, for blessings of his wife & baby.
News have it that 2 nights ago he accompanied his wife to be admitted to the hospital, & he was in the delivery suit to witness to precious moment of arrival. The baby weighs 6 over lbs, Andy was very busy in the delivery suit taking care of his wife & new born, probably because of this he has no time to leave words in his official website to inform his fans about the good news. Also, if the news was leaked out too fast, it may mess up his plan to release the news when after his wife is discharged from the hospital.
To prevent his wife & BB from being photographed, he has security guards to keep guard 24 hours outside the suit & BB’s room, m aking sure they are not disturbed at all.
Recently Andy has release a new song dedicated to her daughter to the broadcast stations, A Whole Life of Love, to convey his love for his daughter, the lyrics : ‘Love is all around’ is after all limited in time span, (I) would shortened (my) whole life of brilliance, to have you in my heart, my pace will slow down for you, my whole life of love to you is not less & not more. '
It was said Carol Cheng announced news of Andy becoming a father yesterday in her radio programme, but she denied.
Friends in the circle left congratulatory words in their blogs, Ada Choi exclaimed, 'Too good ! Idol has given birth to a girl, best wishes to the family, the baby girl be healthy, wife has speedy recovery!"
Minica Chan, Patrick Tam & others had also congratulated Andy online.
SOURCE: MING PAO
FANS LEAVE WORDS TO CONGRATULATE BIRTH OF THE PRINCESS
After news of Carol Chu has given birth to a baby girl was out, fans continue to leave words at Andy World Club website.
One said, 'Gongxi gongxi, the princess of our family has arrived!'
Some congratulate Andy for becoming a father, & send best wishes to their sister-in-law & the little princess.
Some fans because of Andy’s new addition, promote themselves to be aunties, some left words waiting for official confirmation from Andy, some said they wish to attend the full month dinner!
SOURCE: MING PAO
IMMEDIATE CHANGE OF BODYGUARDS ONCE BEING RECOGNIZED
24 HOUR FULL PROTECTION
MONTHLY EXPENDITURE MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND A MONTH
After Carol was pregnant, Andy installed more CCTV at home, to prevent wife & BB from being photographed or someone sneaked into his house & gave fright to his wife/baby. He has also employed 24 hour full day body guards, in two shifts, & 2 sections, one for the home & one for going out, The agency of body guards agency is from famous company in HK, Vigers, bodyguards for outdoor are from HK police force G4, just bodyguards alone expenditure adds up to more than 100 thousands a month.
Accordingly, once the bodyguards are being recognized & seen on newspapers, Andy will change them immediately, his nanny cars was changed many times, to prevent being spotted, indeed more stringent than that of a president or political figures.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
46 YEAR-OLD CAROL CHU HAD CAESAREAN SECTION TO DELIVER A 7-POUND BABY
ANDY WAS ALL TEARS HOLDING THE BABY
50 year-old Andy has become a father! 2 nights ago his 46 year-old wife checked into the hospital, at around 8 am yesterday morning she gave birth to a baby girl weighing around 7 lb, after caesarean section. When the nurse passed the baby to Andy, Andy was so excited that he was in tears, he kept looking at the newborn, he has waited for this day l ong enough!
According to sources, the expected date of delivery was tomorrow for Caesarean section. But 2 nights ago Carol began to have pain, Andy & his family were very anxious, immediately sent her to the hospital, & informed the main doctor to come. At around 8 am yesterday, she gave birth smoothly to a baby girl.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
LITTLE GOLDEN COW HAS THE SAME BIRTHDY AS HO CHAO LIAN
Congratulations to Andy for becoming a father! Small Dragon Girl was born in the year of dragon, is also a Taurus, indeed has a strong affinity with Andy,.
Celebrities born on May 9 are many, legendary figure in the media Mike Wallace, famous America singer Billy Joel, famous HK actor Tam Ping Man, Stanly Ho's twins by his third wife, Born on the same day as Ho Chao Lian (Hong Kong's most sought-after diamond female), it can be seen Little Dragon Girl is born with a golden key in her mouth, winning in the starting point.
Third World Buddhist Forum opened in HK last night, 26th of April. Faye Wong, in a long white skirt sang Heart Sutra at the opening ceremony held in the Coliseum. Also present were Shirley Kwan, Zhang Ming Mian and others, 14 of them sang the theme song Hope To Walk Together. Andy who had joined the recording and rumored to attend was absent. It is said that he has switched off from work to keep his wife company awaiting the arrival of the princess.
Andy who led the team in the singing of the theme song, was absent. It was quite a disappointment. Actually he has stopped all work, & had informed the organizer that he would not be attending. Through the previous video recording he sang together with the others in the venue. Indeed a devoted Buddhist.
Accordingly, Andy’s baby is due soon, a report said it can be within these two weeks. Though he did not say anything when he was asked on family matter, whenever the little princess Lau was brought up, he cannot control his happiness. Even though he did not say when his daughter will arrive, last week after attending BJIFF he has put aside all work, he is going to with his wife awaiting the arrival of the baby.
Other than changing car, bodyguards, house to welcome little dragon girl, he takes care of his wife the whole day, his mood is both excited and happy awaiting the new arrival!
Andy & Zhang Ziyi were guests in The Second Beijing International F F to announce 'Chinese Filmmaker Bole' honor. ['Bole', a good judge of talents (a name of a legendary person in the state of Qin during the Spring and Autumn Period who excelled in evaluating horses]
The two shared who are the Boles in their life. Andy thanked Ann Hui for m-aking him known to many, while Zhang called her Boles Zhang Yimou & Lee Ang. If they had not met their Boles, Andy might become a calligrapher, Zhang Ziyi might be with the children to complete her dancing dream.
The latest issue of Next Media published a news report that early last Friday morning, Andy accompanied his 8-month pregnant wife for a check up in Central. After the check up, hand in hand they went up a car. A pregnant Carol carries a big tummy, there was no sign of oedema. Andy in good mood was beaming.
The report revealed that Andy has changed specialist, car & nanny, the number og bodyguards was increased to 6, the expenses in a month comes up to NT 1.18 million. It can be seen he really loves his wife.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
RUMORED TO HAVE ACCEPTED IRONMAN 3
ANDY TO WORK WITH ROBERT DOWNEY
Andy’s screen look in Future Cops resembles Robert Downey Jr’s Ironman. Future Cops was criticized to have poor special effect.
Ironman, a science fiction movie by Robert Downey Jr, is shooting the third installment, it is a sino-American joint investment, filming will start in summer.
Rumor is rile that Fan Bingbing has a part, even Andy is said to have a role. Negotiations is underway, now talking on fees.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY TW
ANDY RUMORED TO ACT IN IRONMAN 3
AS SCIENTIST TO COUNTER THE EVIL
American media reported yesterday that Ironman 3 , slated for release May next year, will be a collaboration with China DMG Group. Other than scenes taken from Shanghai, a Chinese actor will have a role in it. The pick is most probably Andy Lau.
Ironman 3 is played by Robert Downey Jr & Gwyneth Paltrow. If Andy has a part, he will played a Chinese scientist in China, a friend of Tony. Together hey will invent new weapons to help Ironman countering the latest villain, played by Ben Kingsley, who is famed for his role in movie Gandhi.
The producer has contacted Andy, negotiation is underway amicably, there is a high possibility that Andy will have a part.
The second annual BJ Film Fest opened officially last evening. A grand opening ceremony was held @ the China National Convention Centre, main venue for the festival.
Black and white portraits of 50 outstanding artistes including Yu Yang, ** Moran, Rui Fang, Qin Yu, Zhang Yimou, Chen Kai Ge, Xue Jian, Gongli & others with extraordinary contribution were on display on both sides of the main route to the event
There are two segments to the ceremony, 'walking the red carpet' & 'going back in time'. 300 over China & overseas stars dressed to kill walked the red carpet. Zhang Ziyi in a long white red took the lead, she blessed that the young BJ F F will play a leading role in the global film festival from now.
The main leads of Tao Jie, Andy, Deanie, Ann Hui walked the red carpets, Andy holding onto the two females gentlemanly. He patiently translated every word for Deanie.
Fan Bingbing, Geng Xiao Gang & Wang Lee Hom took the finale stage.
In between were Aaron Kwok, Leong Ka Fai, Patrick Tse, Simon Yam, Jaycee, Cherrie Yin, Alec Su, & other Taiwanese & HK artistes. In addition Liu Yifei, Zhang Jing Chu, Huang Xiao Ming, Huo Siyan, mainland stars were seen. Zhang Ji Zhong, Tsui Hark, Drerk Yee & other renowned director were spotted.
The appearance of James Cameron and his wife was highly anticipated by fans in China, camera clicked continuously with their presence. Wendi Deng, So Ji Seob & other internationally renowned movie persons too took the walk.
SOURCE: MING PAO/APPLE DAILY
ANDY WROTE CALLIGRAPHY FOR HK JOCKEY CLUB
HK Jockey Club filmed a new series of promotional trailer to convey the club mission in doing charity and contribute to the society . 10 parts each lasting 30 seconds infomercials will be shown over internet & TV. Participated in front & behind the scenes in ts production is a star-studded team, including famous lyrist Lin Xi who created 10 versions of lines in doing good deeds, Andy Lau other than volunteering to act, wrote the calligraphy for the 10 lines.
William Cheng was the art director, while Suzi Wong compared with narration. ............
SOURCE: MING PAO
BIG SISTER HAND NOTES: REMEMBERING THE LOOKS OF HEAVENLY KINGS
A fashion apparel (Blanc de Chine) had an opening ceremony last night. It was attended by Andy Lau, Donald Tsang, Ann Hui, & others. Andy indicated that this brand has in all these years supported him in his oriental-look costumes in his concerts, he thus came personally to show support. When asked if he celebrated after winning Best Actor at HKFA? He just answered with only one word, "No!" & swiftly went in.
Ann Hui said she will be leaving for BJ to attend Film Festival. On the comment by Derek Yee that HKFA is not professional enough, she too felt it sometimes. When asked which actor is the Best in her mind? She quipped of course she would pick Andy, but Lau Qing Wan acted well too.
The 31st HKFA was over smoothly 2 nights ago with awards giving to deserving candidates. A Simple Life & Flying of the Dragon Gate were big winners with 5 awards each, A Simple Life is more outstanding winning 5 main awards.
A joint-celebration was held after the ceremony by Bona Film Group. Deanie Ip was naturally the focus of attention, Andy was teased by Sandra for being getting on in age & still able to get wife preganant, Andy teased that if she said more, he will punish her, but as he is still enjoying the joyful moment of the awards ceremony, he is yet to think of a method.
When asked if he had called home to inform his family the good news, he said it was late, they had slept. When asked if his baby gives him good luck, he just answered 'thank you'.
He indicated that as usual, the trophy will be displayed in his fan club.
Andy feels the results for Tao Jie is a complete ending, on melodrama, director Ann Hui still holds a strong position in the market. As the movie will take part in BJ F F later on, he has not thought of celebrating again.
Has he ever thought the movie will bring so many awards? He replied, "Ann Hui is a sure guarantee, box office is a pleasant surprise, indeed very happy. "
On Deanie who will be collaborating with Wang Jin soon, & said she is filming 'Tao Jie 38B', Andy, smiling, said, " Is it? Nor wonder she wants to thank Wang Jin, isn’t it 33D? She is getting younger & younger."
Deanie is not indulging in excessive eating & drinking as she has diabetes, hypertension, & high cholesterol, is she specially happy that she wins award together with Andy?
She replied, "HKFA to me is a glamorous event, it is like what I said on the stage, it is like my last words, I trust I have no more chance to go up again, the movie industry is reserved for the younger generation, for an aged actor to get award is almost impossible, I am grateful, I have to be contented."
She is liaising with Wang Jin for a movie, but stress that she is a cheap worker, she will not because of the win increase her fee, she said a Best Actress does not mean movie can make money.
… Ann Hui said she has discussions with Andy for future collaboration, she does not exclude another collaboration among the three of them.
...Tsui Hark who directed Flying Award of the D G praised that A Simple Life deservingly a big winner. It is difficult to be good in all aspects in a film.
31st HK FA was held @ the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui 2 nights ago. Hosts included Eric Tsang, Bowie Tsang, Angelababy, Donald Cheng, & Lam Ka Tung. Big winner of the day was A Simple Life, which was honored with five grand awards, namely Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Film & Best Screenplay.
Andy Lau & Deanie Ip were named Best Actor & Actress respectively, while Lo Hoi Pang & Su Xing Xuan were the Best Supporting Actor & Actress with the movie Life Without Principle. Flying Swords of The Dragon Gate received 5 nods, same as A Simple Life, including Best Sound Design, Best Action Choreography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, & Best Visual Effects.
Deanie Ip with A Simple Life had swept several Best Actress Awards, from Venice Film Festival, the 48th Golden Horse Awards, Estonia 15th Tallinn Night Film Festival, the 18th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards , & the sixth Asian Film Award , last night, she again named Best Actress, this made her a 6th time-Best Actress.
Deanie was congratulated by Shu Qi on the stage. She asked teasingly "Is this sterilized?" the said, "At 60 over, I trust there is no more opportunity to come up to here again, it is like giving my last words, if not for Andy & Ann Hui, I would not have this chance, also, Shi Nan sun who cried so much on watching the movie, many thanks to Wang Jin for the encouragement, & audience who likes HK movies. "
Andy who was named Best Actor the third time, was teased by award presenter Sandra Ng, who created jokes on his pregnant wife , she has always adore Andy, said, "Andy is so terrific, so powerful, at such an age he can still make someone pregnant, whenever I think of this I simply feel so crazy." Carina Lau asked her how about Peter Chan, she pretended to be disdain, "Don’t talk about him, no soul no power, hiar is all grey, I am still so hot, so it is the reverse."
When Andy was on the stage, Sandra asked if he could kiss her, now that he won an award, she wiped her lips, but Andy did not kiss her at all, it was so funny looking.
When Andy was named Best Actor, Deanie was so elated that stood up to clap. Though the 3rd time winning, Andy was still very excited, eyes brimming with tears, said, "Fan club has some worries, maybe this time I will go home empty-handed, I think this time it is due to my contribution to HK movies that people give me more marks, many thanks to the jury. "
Host Eric was quick to shoot, "Hua ge, it is the good luck brought by the baby!"
Andy continued, "Actually Best Editing should be us, as a lot of parts that I did not act well was cut."
At the back stage, Deanie was asked if she feels it is a complete ending, smiling she said, "I have not thought of this award, it is indeed a good completion." Andy too never thought of this award. he too feels that it is a complete ending, asked if he would thank his wife, he avoided the topic, "Don’t talk on this. "
Ann Hui was named Best Director the 4th time, when her name was announced, Andy as movie investor was moved to tears.
Andy was in charge og giving out Best Supporting Actor award, he was in high spirit & discuss the 4 nominees, he seldom talks on his family, but he told Lo Hoi Peng, "Previously I always like to be a son, but at home now I can only be a daddy." After talking he could not control himself, he laughed heartily....
HKFA is coming up middle of this month, Andy had because of 7-month pregnant wife, intended not to attend but now he has taken leave from his wife, together with author Ni Kuang, who is named with Life Time Achievement Award, attend the occasion.
HK news reported had it than Andy had earlier on informed HKFA committee that he will be absent, but after some persuasion, & told that Tao Jie may win big this time, Andy who is one of the investors was moved, he decided to attend yesterday, taking leave from his wife.
ANDY BOUGHT PROPERTY FOR WIFE ALWAYS
CAROL CHU NOT LESS A 'PROPERTY QUEEN'
Carol Chu is rumored to have many luxurious houses in Malaysia, bought for her by Andy .
The 31st Hk Film awards will be held on the 15th this month at the HK Cultural Centre. A press was held yesterday. A group photo of the nominees was also released.
The attendees included Deanie Ip, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Shiga Lin, & Karena, who were invited to the launch of HKFA special edition.
At the group taking, Andy & Deanie who has been winning awards all this while got the limelight. Assuming a hot fave style both of them took the front row centre seats, looking contented. They were flanked by nominees of best actor & actresses, including Tang Wei, Shu Qi, Sean Lau, Zhao Xun, Gao Yuan Yuan. Kenneth Tsang Kong was the only supporting actor nominee seated at the front row. Those absent in the picture included director Johnnie To, Nicholas Tse, Su Xin Xuan, Carina Lau, Jing Wen & Ge You.
A Simple Life won Viewer’s Choice Award for Peace category & jury- picked Golden Stone Lion Award at the 4th Okinawa F F, indeed a pride to be reckoned with, a pity Andy & Deanie were not present to receive the awards.
Both Andy & Deanie were very excited with the news, said Andy yesterday, "The happiest thing is this movie moves people around the World," while Deanie said, " I am not sure what the jury commented on this movie, but I feel honored, I trust there must be somewhere that touches them. This movie is based on a very insignificant old worker, it gets to show the bold moves of the director & the investors. "
The 4th Okinawa F F which lasted 8 days came to a close yesterday.
The organizer announced list of winners for the at the Okinawa Convention and Exhibition Center last night. As the two themes of the film festival is "laughter" and "peace", the audience choice award was based on this two characteristics.
Ann HUi’s A Simple Life starring Andy & Deanie represented HK, it beat mainland film Love Is Not Blind & Taiwanese movie Joyful Reunion & others to win Peace Award, it too clinched Golden Stone Lion Award picked by the jury. As for Laughter Award it went to Thailnad’s film SuckSeed.
In a low-cut dress, Gong Xue Hua (who played the manager of the Old Folks Home in ASL) was interviewed by ATV yesterday, in the programme 100 Celebraties, hosted by Gan Kwok Leung.
She indicated she wishes to do stage drame the most, & recommended herself to work with Andy, said, "I understand Andy stresses on investing in stage play, I wish he will get me to play a Shanghai star in the 30s, but I have no courage to tell him, he is a heavenly superstar. "
The commercials for the tea drink endorsed by Andy had backdrops based on nature & animals all this while. Recently, a new series was filmed, it differs from those before, the scene has beckdrop of European style buildings. During filming, he was in suits, strolling along a wall with width that can only accommodate only one person, & 10 over feet above the ground. Despite being at such a height, he continued to execute dangerous moves that frightened the workers, indeed very naughty.
He was asked to run up & down different types of staircase, To him, it was like a piece of cake, the director was very satisfied & wanted to call it a day. But being meticulous, to make it looks more perfect, he asked to do more of the action, finally in two days he ran close to a thousand steps of stairs. His working attitude won the respect of all.
Lately Andy is into the current trend in taking pictures of 'zero gravity drifts'. In the pictures he appear cool & calm, with full essence of 'picture without gravity'.
The director on seeing Andy is so good in front of camera, gave him a test, asked him to come out with 18 'chok' looks, but have to be natural & not overdoing. An experienced Andy was of course able to do them all well, one after another!
Deanie Ip has been named Best Actress five times with Tao Jie. Box office in HK now is heading towards 200 million. At the celebration party 2 nights ago, the two male & female leads were both present. Deanie came decked out with sponsored jewellery costing close to 3 million. It was rumored that there will be prequel of the movie. On this, Andy clarified that there has never been such a thought, he will not make use of Ann Hui to make more money.
Deanie is very happy that boss Andy has sealed loss with box office rushing to 200 million. She feels that Hongkongers actually like to watch HK movie, but action movie is perhaps preferred. She is grateful that Tao Jie can make excellent result. Perhaps the audience has been hungry for too long for movie of this genre . It gets to proves Andy's foresight. She is so happy that she is going to drink two glasses of brandy in celebration. Also present were Anthony Wong Queenie Chu, Elena Kong, Tam Ping Wen or brother Ping, Liang Tian, & other actors in the movie, it was very lively sight.
On the rumor on prequel, Deanie said, "Good idea, but the prequel will be on younger people. One cana act old, but to play young is very ugly, better get another person! " Personally she thinks one should knows when to stop, after all, she does not know how about business, so she will not involve in decision making.
Deanie has just been named Best actress @ AFA, she had taken some vegetables as celebration. Andy has told her not to take carbohydrates at night, Is she confident to win Best Actress the 6th time? She said the chance is average, she is taking it lightly.
Will she be celebrating as god-grandma next? She told reporters not to ask as Andy does not like this topic.
As boss, Andy is obviously happy with the good result. He thanks the audience, media & support from all the reviewers. All these are a positive energy in these years. He has been investing in movies, he stresses that he will not because of this case change his mindset or direction, even not making money he will still film movies. There must be a direction.
He clarifies that he has never planned to film the prequel of Tao Jie. He will also not make use of Ann Hui to make more money, he believes Ann will be able to get sponsor easier now. He wishes to discover more directors.
On Kelly Chen a mother again, Andy said he had congratulated her & feels happy for her. Is he going stop work now to keep his wife company? He passed it off lightly, "OK lah! All has been arranged, the mood is calm!" Will he accompany his wife till the last minute of delivery? He smiled & indicated with his hands, "Alrite, alrite!" tellign them not to ask further.