Dear friends, news will be temporarily put on hold, as my exam, GDFM (Graduate Dip in Family Medicine) is coming up....see you again sometime early July! Bye2!
Life has not been easy... In any way, your kindness these years is deeply ingrained in my heart.
Without this, Andy Town will not be here, you touch me greatly. Sincere Thanks.
NEWS DATED JUNE 25
ANDY UPLOADED PICTURES OF HIM EATING BBQ FOOD
ON DIET FOR HIS BATHING SCENE IN THE NEW MOVIE
In his blog recently, Andy posted pictures of himself having BBQ.
He wrote, It was said Boss is immortal, does not eat human food. Dont be silly, allow me to quash this rumor.
In addition, he indicated that as he has a bathing scene in the new movie, he has been very stringent with diet these few months in BJ, so as to keep body slim. This BBQ is only an exception, so fans need not have to worry for him.
NEWS DATED JUNE 16
SECRET VISIT TO ANDYS FILMING LOCATION
GRAND SIGHT OF CAR & BODY GUARDS
It is now rumored that the female lead is now changed to Fang Bing Bing.
A few days after camera rolled, the reported learnt that shooting had changed to a new site. Early in the morning the reporter was there, the set was seen getting ready to film in a simple bar. Outside the bar was a car, it was said Andy was having makeup in it. Actress Hu Jin was spotted having make up in the bar, she has short hair, & was wearing a skirt of unique design.
Andy was seen coming out from the car, accompanied by a few body guards.
Andy changed into a casual jacket, coming out from the car
He left the site
Andy came down the car to make a survey
this condo has many stars staying, the price is high
NEWS DATED JUNE 15
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
RATHER BE AN ACTOR THAN DO BUSINESS
ANDY DID NOT SEE GONG LI DURING FILMING OF THE NEW MOVIE
Andy, Mr & Mrs Charles Heung, Haken & others were at Tims Kitchen moving opening ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday (june 14). The Cantonese restaurant is ranked 4 star under Michelin Guide for Hk & Macau.
Andy had once invested in HK Tian Tian Fish Harbor, it is not sure if he made or loss money. In actual fact he did not have much of idea, he had ever tried to invest in business but he lost money, so now he does not wish to partner with anyone in business. Said, Partnership is out, it is better to be alone! When asked if he has confidence to invest again, he smiled, Better just be an actor!
After the activity, Andy rushed back to BJ to continue filming the new movie, it was rumored the female lead will be Gong Li, but according to Andy, after 3 weeks of filming he has not a single scene with her. He only had scenes with his screen wife Hu Jin.
In the coming month, he will stay in BJ filming. Temporarily he only shoots in the day, as such, it will not affect his time in watching World Cup. Personally he likes Lionel Messi & also likes Argentina, he is worried that this team may not reach the final. The other team he likes is England, but he thinks there is some problem with the team. Germany may be one of the top 4.
Gallants, a movie invested by Andy will be out soon n China & HK, for days Andy led the actors in promotional activities in China.
At an interview by mainland media recently, he talked on his life with his wife ZLQ. When asked if he wishes to have a baby, he admitted, Yes, I do.
Is he considered to be a responsible husband? He replied smiling, This has to ask her, see if she thinks so. On if he quarrels with his wife, he said they are just like any other couple, added, Most of the time I have to bow my head & say sorry.
As he is the target of the media, he can only date his wife at home, he admitted he always forgets anniversary dates, when he has time he watches TVB TV serials at home.
FILMING OF I KNOW A WOMANS HEART STARTED ON JUNE 2
PARTNER OF ANDY & GONG LI CAUGHT MUCH ATTENTION
MAINLAND CHINA REMADE WHAT WOMEN WANT
According to overseas report, Chen Da Ming who had directed a movie... in China before, is remaking a movie by Mel Gibson & Helen Hunt ,What Women Want. The movie is re tilted I Know Hearts of Women. The main leads are Andy & Gong Li. It is said the storyline is as in the original.
The movie, Gallants, (literally translated Boxing Ring) is invested by Andy, with Lam Ka Tung as executive producer.
A premiere in apm 2 nights ago at apm. Actors including MC Jin, Wang You Nam, JJ Jia Xiao Chen, Bruce Leung Siu Lung, Teddy Robin & others were present.
Andy led them all to walk the red carpet, he even hugged Teddy as he walked, & seemed to be very happy. Guests attended included Timothy Tsun Ting Fok, Ti Lung & wife Taur Ming Ming, Willie Chan & Law Lan & others.
At the ceremony the organizer arranged 8 competitors for a Rap. The winner got a chance to rap with MC Jin on the spot. As boss, Andy made a promise on the stage, If this movie has a box office of more than 6 million, I will film a movie for free for you all. The crowd cheered on hearing this.
This promise initiated first time executive director Lam Ka Tung to make another promise, If box office is less than 5 or 6 million, I shall not film movie in future. Andy teased if he can keep to his words, Ka Tung took the cue, said, There is you, there are seniors, kins also has support of Timothy Tsun, I estimated it should be around 5 to 6 million. Andy consoled him, Even if it is elss than 5 or 6 million, must you continue to make movies." Timothy on the stage indicated that this movie looks set to collect not just 6 million.
At the interview, Andy was asked if 5 to 6 million is his lowest, he admitted, 5 to 6 million is considered high, (more than 10 million?) Impossible! Gallant knows where it stands, there are no big names, only some seniors & some new faces, an initial estimate is 2 to 3 million. As this movie can be screened in the mainland, in the Southern part we will screen the Cantonese version, in BJ & Shanghai there will be Cantonese version, I dont believe the audience in the mainland will not reciprocate with jokes in Cantonese, as there are words to go with it. Box office in mainland is estimated to be 20 million. "
Andy who is used to having low box office with new movies, did not deny that if box office is not 6 million in HK, the loss is at the most one million, there are still 5 million to balance out.
Is he able to withstand the loss? Smiling he said, Not this problem, it is the problem of what should be done.
World Cups is around the corner, many Western & Chinese movies tend to give way, is he worried box office will be affected? He admitted the effect will be small, said, Even there is no World Cup, there is no 20 million box office. Andy quipped that Ka Tung is lucky, the lead is played by MC Jin, who is the host of JSG, there will boost his popularity.
On Tang Bei Shi who stirred up debates onbuying of Bonsai cats , Andy avoided talking on this, I do not wish to express anymore opinion. Everyone has his own measurements. "
MC Jin said the collaboration with Ka Tung & Andy gave him opportunities to communicate with them, he praised Ka Tung's effort.
Wang You Nam said during filming he always go to AWC office to practice wushu, he complimented that just by looking at Andys posters is enough, indeed good at pleasing boss.
Andy & Mirium demonstrated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Andy & Mirium were in RTHK yesterday for the press con of of release of a new radio drama, stories of which are of true life persons , Drug Rehabilitation (literally, Poison Abstention).
Andy & Mirium lent their voices for the radio drama recording, Andy who has not recorded the radio drama for quite long revealed that he played the role of a first aid rescuer.
In the activity, the organizer arranged for them to demonstrated cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a dummy. Mirium who was once a nurse tried artificial respiration several times but failed, on this she laughed, I cannot do it on a dummy, I am used to real person! She made everyone laughed.
Recently Stephen Chow assumed the post of non-executive director of an international listed company, of which Andy once was, but he denied, I am never the director of listed companies. Has he got any comment that Stephen Chow is a director? Andy indicated he really does not know. Previously he went to court with Juno Maks father, Clement Mak, is it because of this that he has the phobia?
Said Andy I feel that to get listed it is better to do it alone, if it is collaboration with another person or partnered with another, some of the things may not be within our control I read from news that Stephen has 30% stake, he should be able to have a say & the control. If the company is functioning, by oneself it is able to control, be happy & do it well.
Ever thought of getting his company listed? Said Andy, I do not have such a plan, as a listed company main aim is to make money, but the movies I film are non commercial ones. (Do you make money from movies filmed previously?) Have lost & gain, it is even out, on average it is not making bug money, after all there are risks, I am a very sure-footed person. "
Tsui Harks new movie, Detective Dee, in a short span of 3 days, sold release rights to 7 countries in Asia & 4 countries in Europe, indeed selling like hot cakes! The pre-sale of Feng Xiao Gangs Tangshan Big Earthquake however is far from ideal.
After the trailer of Detective Dee was out in China, at Cannes F F, a brand new poster for international release was revealed. With its showy design concept, it unfolds an exciting story This,coupled with dazzling stunt & unique Eastern taste has sparked a hot sale at the festival. Said Tsui Hark, Detective Dee holds an important place in the world of detectives, I hope that the movie will expose to audience of different cultures, so they can appreciate the extraordinary investigation technique & incomparable charm."
CANTONESE VESRION OF FIGHT TO WIN TO BE SCREENED IN MAINLAND
ANDY SHOWS HIS SUPPORT
The comedy gongfu movie produced by Andy, Fight To Win, will be out on June 4, May 31st is set for a premiere in BJ. Other than Andy who will be present personally, executive producer Lam Ka Tung, the 2 directors, & lead actors will also attend. The main thing is, the movie to be screened in China will be in the original Cantonese, exactly the same as in HK. Fight To Win is hitherto the only movie released in China which is purely in Cantonese, not only we screen it concurrectly in HK & China, we retain the original taste, this is the best return we can give to the audience. Said the CEO of Polybona, the movie distributor.
PICS BY MY DEAR FRIEND, TQ!
Andy as the producer of gongfu comedy movie, Fight To Win, was in BJ yesterday for the very first press con with media in Asia.
Andy has in the last few years searched & nurtured new directors, for this he was called the God Father of the New directors by the media. But on hearing this, he immediately declined humbly the title.
On the investment in this movie, he said, After watching the script I was really very touched. Perhaps it was because I am in this circle. The feeling on this movie is like we, the actors, or anyone in this circle. After fighting in HK, we fight to Korea, because HK is really such a small place, in our whole lives we continue to be in the fighting arena. To Taiwan, Japan, Korea, in between we had once thought earnestly to fight to America, now we are back to mainland for the competition. People always said in Chinese movie, gongfu never dies, in actual fact it is our feelings & attitudes that never die. "
From Made In HK, to Crazy Stone, to Fight To Win, 10 over years, Andy Lau productions has become a commodity gradually. Because of this, in the eyes of the new directors he is like a god father. When the host conferred this title to him, Andy exclaimed that he dared not accept the title.
God father, oh no, better call me Andy Lau. I am fortunate to be of help to these new directors, something I am already satisfied with. Be it Fruit Chan, Ning Hao, or Guo Zi Jian or Zheng Sijie, even without my help, I trust they will be recognized sooner or later. Doing movie is a test of endurance.
The 2 new directors besides him were quick to differ, He is fit to be called a God Father, many thanks, Mr Lau.
Though it is a product of the new directors, actors included Teddy Robin Kwan, Chen Kuan Tai & Liang Xiao Long, & others.
On getting these group of actors, said Andy, It is a good movie, the storyline is very commercial. It is only by using Liang Xiao Long & other old actors that we can bring out the taste.
The director added, Even before the script is finalized, we have fixed the actors would be Chen Kuan Tai & Liang Xiao Long, the roles are specially written for them, Terry is my teacher, for him to agree to be on the stage again after so many years, of course the role is specially tailored for him, Had worked with Shao Yin Yin before, she said she must played a role in this movie! As for the others, whoever can still fight after 60 are all invited! Lo Yong Chang is suggested by Lam Ka Tung. Really excellent!
Andy disclosed that most of the scenes are played by actors themselves, the audience can see the charisma of these actors then!
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
IS TSUI HARK MAKING A NEW DONGFANG BUBAI
Tsui Hark was in Japan 2 days ago for the promo of Detective Dee, but Guo Chao was the only actor present. Male & female leads Andy & Carina were absent.
Tsui Hark praised highly of Carina at the press meet. Said, The role Wu Ze Tian played by Carina is very charismatic, romantic, wise but she was also one who lacked security & was a lonely person. All in all, a terrific person.
The movie will be out on Sept 23 in China & HK. For quite a long time Tsui Hark has not filmed period movie, he has put in a lot of effort in this, he jested that many people after watching Li Bingbing will said she looked like Dongfang Bubai, but actually she is not, said,
Shang Guan Wan Er role can be said to be a miniature Wu Ze Tian, good in martial art & has wisdom, BingBing has a handsome disposition, in this movie she personally asked to be in instead of getting a stuntman, the aftereffect made Sammo Hung very impressed.
5 VICTIMS FROM WENZHOU EARTHQUAKE CAME TO HK FOR TREATMENT HAD LUNCH WITH ANDY
The day before Wenzhou Big Earthquake 2nd anniversary, 5 of the victims came to HK for treatment. In addition, they had lunch with Andy, sharing with him their experiences & aspirations for the future. 2 of the victims hope to be outstanding sportsman.
The 5 of them indicated they will continue to strive for the future, to thank all those who care so much fro them.
The recovery center in Chengdy will be completed in 21012, by then it will improve the standard of care & treatment.
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Andy attended the opening ceremony of completion of Lam Tin redevelopment project yesterday. He who had resided in Lam Tin in his younger days was invited to write a calligraphy on the outer wall of the place, which will be the iconic sign for Lm Tin.
Andy recalled when he was aged 12 or 13 for the first time he had a chance of going 'uphill' when he family shifted to Lam Tin. They stayed there for 7 years. After that he moved out when he joined TVB training school, when he rented a place @ Broadcast Drive.
Said Andy, At that time my parents liked to eat the roasted pork from a shop so much, later I used my income of filming a movie to buy over the shop, as a birthday for my father. The business of that shop was very good, after sometime my father also resale it to someone else, I dont know how much my father made, as he did not give me.
Andy has a strong emotional attachment to Lam Tin, previously he used to come back to look at the shop, whenever he stepped onto the sloppy road where his house was he would look at the unit he stayed before. Half a year ago he was back because of shooting a movie, he found out that the place has changed so much.
When asked if the palce where he stayed before had good feng shui, he said, It has been pulled down, the most painful thing is the dragon carving outside block 15 outer wall was not preserved. They told me I could keep it, but where am I going to fine such a big place to put? That dragon carving was not flat but raised."
When asked if he had left any romantic story in Lam Tin, he quipped, smiling, I am vert outgoing, all my gfs were outside this place, nothing happened in Lam Tin.
Andy who is very filial on the stage wished all a Happy Mothers Day. As he has recording to do at night, before he attended the activity he had celebrated with his mother. He said he did not buy any gift, every year he gave her a red packet, (What is the figure?) 8888, for a good omen, every year is the same.
Andy who has just been conferred honorary doctorate degree by a Canadian university, was present at JSG recording 2 nights ago, together with Singapore twins girl group By2 & The Voice newcomers.
By2 was once rumored to be Andys illegitimate daughters, Andy was happy to meet them, he said it was a misunderstanding of the media, not the fault of the girls, both of them are already 18, he hopes they continue to do well.
Andy was in a good mood, on his recent doctorate conferment, he said happily, Actually I was informed long ago but I dared not say out. I was not able to attend the ceremony due to work, they had got someone to give me the outstanding Chinese award, many thanks to them! (Do u feel the pressure?) They look at my previous record to give the award, hope be it in career, or social contribution I can maintain, in future I will spend more time on disabled persons.
A news report said that he shaved his hair so that his initial role as a bad guy became a good one, Andy too fell puzzled, as being bald can be both good & bad person. Said, I do not talk to talk for myself, please ask the director Benny, when I received the script it was from bad guy to good, as I have to film a modern movie later on, I had even asked the director if I could go without shaving.
By2 said they had seen Andy in Expo before, they praised that he is a friendly good guy. They were a little embarrassed on being labeled as Andys illegitimate daughters, both of them Miko & Yumi both said they never thought their pictures when they were 12 were made use of online, they were both shocked by the news. Will they call Andy daddy? They said their surname is Bai, their father is 10 years older than Andy, so thye have never thought of this, they feel they have some gap with Andy.
ANDY IN WHITE SUIT & CANVAS SHOES WAS AT THE RECORDING
BY2 WERE EXCITED TO HAVE PHOTOS TAKEN WITH HIM
Andy was at the recording of Jade Solid Gold last night. There was a report some time ago in mainland China saying the girl group from Singapore, comprising of a pair of twins, By2, were his illegitimate twin daughters. Andy finally had a chance to have a reunion with them, they generously had a photo taken together.
On the rumor they took it with a laugh.
ANDY GOING TO BJ FOR THE PROMO OF 'FIGHT TO WIN'
SAID HIMSELF HE IS ON THE RING ALL THE TIME
Andy is the producer of gongfu movie, Fight To Win, (Literally, The Boxing Ring".
The movie will be out on June 4. Andy had helped to invite old time buddies HK actors Teddy Robin Kwan, Chen Kuan Tai & Liang Xiao Long to act in it. They will all be present at the media con, so is Andy, which will be on May 11 in BJ.
On this movie, the thing that touches Andy the most is the emotions involved. "The movie makes you feels it is just what we are, the actors, or any other people in the circle, all our lives we are like in a boxing ring, fighting to Japan, Korea, at one time we even thought of fighting to America. " Andy who has witnessed the highs & lows of HK movies, said thoughtfully.
As to why he did not act in it, he expressed, I am afraid to spoil the taste of movie, I had asked the director, it is up to them to get me if they need me."
The movie not only brought up the 2 new directors Guo Zi Jian & Zheng Si Jie, Lam Ka Tung too becomes executive producer for the first time. Lam Ka Tung is the first executive producer I supported, the 2 directors are also newcomers I supported. Many actors may have been forgotten, but as long as they stand in the boxing ring, be it win or lose, it is worth the while." Said Andy.
The World Chinese Businessman Investment Foundation set up World Outstanding Chinese Award in 2003, till this year it was held 11 times, a hundred over people have received the accolade. All these years award winners come from different speciality, representing outstanding persons in each, they have won extraordinary achievement with their outstanding contribution, including those coming from political circle, business circle, scientific research field, education circle, media & so on.
At the 12th annual Outstanding Chinese Award, 12 Chinese are honored, Andy is one of them. Andy has at the same time been conferred Honorary Doctorate degree by Canada New Brunswicks Lansbridge University. Andy has thus ascended to a doctorate.
In his blog he wrote that he wishes to write a few words to thank his supporters. He feels honored & is a little nervous, World Business Investment Foundation has given him such a big honor, he really is excited! He thanks the organization & the members who voted for him. He will not because of this become proud, he will continue to do better. Whenver he is honored with an award, he will think of all those who have supported him all these years, so many of them that it is impossible for him to thank one by one, without these people, how can he come to this stage today? He is just a commoner, when he wins he enjoys the applause, when he is down he needs encouragement even more, lucky that he is always surrounded by Angels, he has never lack of any in walking this path, he feels very satisfied & convey his thousands of thanks.
LIU DE HUA VERSES LIU DE HUA
Hen Tai made an announcement yesterday that they have not issued any legal letter or filed any lawsuit against the duck shop or its management. The company follows China Trademark law & made enquiry to China Trademark Appraisal Committee on commodities including the duck store products bearing the trademark Liu De Hua , it is believed that Trademark Appraisal committee will manage according to rules.
Though Heavenly King Andy Lau has only secondary education, he was honored with HK Top 10 Outstanding Youth & Outstanding Youth in the World before. Recently he was honored with World Outstanding Chinese title & Canada Brunswick University Honorary doctorate degree, a double recognition. In his blog with the title 'Honor' , he revealed his feelings, saying that he is just a commoner, when he receives awards he enjoys the applause, but when he is down he needs encouragement even more, luckily he is always surrounded by Angels.
In circle 30 years, he has received numerous awards, this time he received the12th annual World Outstanding Chinese title, he is on par with Nobel price winner Li Zheng Dao, indeed glorious. Though his highest education is up to Ke Li secondary School, his image is always healthy. His reputation took a downturn last year when his marriage was exposed, but with his sincere attitude, & steadfast support from the mass he went through the storm.
Being conferred with double honor, he said he was nervous, deeply feel the honor, whenever an honor is conferred onto him, he will think of everyone who has supported him all these years. Interestingly, when fans got to know about this accolade, they kept spreading it online, & set up a congratulatory thread for him, People mistook that his wife was pregnant.
At his previous interview with Aple Daily, he said for the past 2 years he is not as busy as before, when asked about his next plan, it is still that of Ironman. He will start recording of his Mandarin album, which he has stopped last 2 years. He will film the remake of Mel Gibson movie in BJ at the end of the month. World concert tour will start at the end of the year in HK Coliseum. Such hardworking person, it is no wonder he is conferred the title Outstanding Chinese in the World.
This award was set up in 2003 by World Chinese Businessman Foundation to commend the outstanding Chinese around the world who has made contributiosn to the society or country, In this 12th selection, there are 23 people, other than Andy, world famous tenor Mo Hua Lun is also included.
HK ARTISTE ANDY LAU: HAVE NOT FILED ANY LAWSUIT AGAINST DUCK SHOP OWNER
HK artiste Andy Lau in his blog yesterday announced that his company had entrusted Intellectual Property Right Proxy company which sent enquiry letter to the duck shop, they have not filed any lawsuit.
In the message with a title "The World outside is getting quite messy! He pointed out that the company Who can tell the truth! Does that mean we cannot go systematically in doing things!!
He pointed out his company has always entrusted intellectual property rights proxy company to supervise the trademark issue, whenever there is an unnecessary connection with any other trademark, the proxy initiative will send letter to the registration of trademark' consultation committee, every month there is such an enquiry.
He added the committee of 'The registration of trademark will made a thorough investigation, it will make a comprehensive appraisal, give them a reply. This is the way how the whole process of inquiry consultation was done. This takes time, from beginning till now, they have made enquiries to several trademarks, until today not a single process has been completed.
Back in 2009, Intellectual Property Right proxy company had followed the same enquiry process, until now half a year later they are still waiting for a reply, the company has been waiting silently.
He added on April 29 there was wide publicity by the media on this matter, the duck shop suddenly became focus of attention, 68 year-old man, the long standing trademark, has came under spotlight through the media, the news report even said prosecution process is going on, all this is all made up. The process of the inquiry is not even completed, how the prosecution comes about.
The elder Liu De Hua has been selling duck 30 years in his howm town, his business is getting better, using his won name as trademark, but because of having the same name as HK Andy Lau,, he was being investigated.
SOURCE: TA KUNG PAO
LAM KA TUNG AS LOW-KEYED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Lam Ka Tung, You-Nam Wang & M C Jin were in Mobil Roadshow to promote the movie, Fight To Win yesterday. This is his debut shot in being an executive producer, he has not played any role in the movie, he has remained low-keyed throughout, & had not made any publicity before filming, said,
"This movie is filmed in HK, it is about the neglect of the older actors, in actual fact older actors are all treasures, the movie bring out the message of not losing out to the vast majority.
This movie is invested by Andys movie company, said Lam, The movie took 8 million to make, it is hard to judge how to use this sum of money, it is easier to be an actor. " When asked if Andy came to supervise, he said no, but Andy told him to try his best, not to bother what others say, he even said lightly that he estimated a rock bottom box office. Lam said he feesl the pressure on hearing this. He has invited many of his friends to help out in the movie.
On May 2, the last day of BJ automobile exhibition, the one that everybody was eagerly looking forward to, Andy Lau, finally appeared at Acura exhibition area.
His glitterati appearance created a steaming hot moment at W1 Exhibition Hall where Acura exhibition was held. This set the last of high tide to BJ International Auto's show
The appearance of Andy created chaos at the scene
Andy' presence can be said to ignite the highest security of the day
SOURCE: MING PAO/CHINADAILY
ANDY SUED SICHUAN LI DE HUA DUCK FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
REQUESTS TO REMOVE SIGNAGE
SICHUAN LIU DE HUA: ANDY IS TOO GOOD A MAN
A restaurant named 'Authentic Liu De Hua Pressed Salted Duck Shop' in Sichuan ChongZhou was severely damaged during 512 Sichiuan earthquake.
later, a legal letter from artiste Andy Lau to this shop caused quite an impact in the samll town. The owner, a 70 year-old man named Liu De Hua, said angrily, "Andy Lau is too good a man, but not his flagship company staff, they are simply too wicked." Andy Lau spokesman in HK indicated he is not convenient to comment on this matter, but will take note of the progress.
The flagship company of Andy Lau had issued a legal letter to the restaurant for infringement of copyright, & defamation of Andy Lau.
The reporter made a special trip to Sichuan to interview this elderly Liu De Hua. The restaurant is situated along a road, with 10 over other simple shop houses. One double-storey shop house has a eye-catching signage painted with red & gold, 'he Authentic Liu De Hua Duck Restauran', on the window is certificate bearing national registration.
During lunch time, the shop was packed & all in the family were busy tending to customers. A grey-haired boss, in military suit, was the busiest of all. Many years of hard work has made him looking strong, he moved swiftly among the patrons, working non-stop.
According to the children, ever since the latter was received, the old man has been feeling down, he is talking little, but just continues working the whole day. The impact of the legal letter was too much for the old man.
The children continued that there are 10 over restaurants selling duck in this small town, every restaurant is registered under the name of the boss, & it is use it as the signage. Old man Liu had in 1980 opened this shop using his won name. The shop name bearing their fatherfs name Liu De Hua has nothing to do with HK Andy Lau, they have no intention to make use of Andy's name to bring business.
A girl's eyes sparkled when HK Andy Lau was mentioned, she said they all like to watch his movies, listen to his songs. They trust it is not the idea of Andy Lau, the idea comes from other people, said, gAndy is such a nice person, he has done so much for the disaster, we all respect him.h
The second son said there was a second letter saying Andy Lau has many other properties, using the name will affect Andy's reputation.
After the busy lunch hour, the Liu family sat dwon for their meal. On the questions posed by the reporters, he flatly refused to answer, but said indignantly, "Andy is too good, just that those in his company is too wicked."
HK Spekesman for Andy said as the lawyer is handling the case, he will not give any comments. It is understood that Andy has NO intention to sue others, he will understand the situation first before making a decision.
World Expo Shanghai opened yesterday, Goodwill Ambassador Andy & mainland singer Han Wei sang the theme song together. Though he had took some time off to tour the exhibition area after the rehearsal, he still hopes to have enough time to visit the whole place again.
After attending the fundraising charity activity on April 26, the next day he flew to Shanghai to get ready for the opening ceremony on May1. For the grand occasion he had specially tailored a formal suit.
When Andy sang The World Meets Here with Han Wei holding hands, he stirred up the mood of all in sharng this moment of glory & excitement. As soon as the ceremony was over in half an hour, tens of thousands of people rushed into the area, adding much vibrancy to the place.
Andy flew to BJ after this to get ready his next work project.
He is very happy with his visit to Shanghai this time & had an expected bonus. He thought he would not get a chance to visit Expo, but after his rehearsal at night, he took a car to roam around.
He was so elated, he stopped at China Hall, Taiwan Hall, HK Hall, Macau Hall, Expo Atrium. As excited as a child, he took out his camera & kept snapping photos. He was so enchanted by the place. When he was back at the hotel he never stopped bragging his fruit of work.
Said, "Though I do not have enough time to admire the place, as it was night time, many places were lighted up, I am satisfied. At night the area is really very beautiful. Never thought it has become like this, last month when I visited the place to film the video, many places were still under construction, now it has all been completed. Such magnificent buildings, it is so awesomely beautiful."
There was an occurrence before he flew to BJ. As the heads of states from various countries were in SH, the security is very tight in the hotel, the road Andy going took was to be taken by an VIP, all the cars had to stop by the roadside. So he walked back to the hotel instead. After some rest & changed he immediately set off to the airport.
When he left SH, he said, "I hope to have enough time to take a good look at Expo again."
As Goodwill Ambassador of Shanghai Expo, Andy got ready for the opening ceremony at Yuanyi. At the ceremony, Andy & mainland famous singer Han Wei sang a duet The World Meets Here. The two had actually sang with other singers at the opening ceremony of 2008 BJ Olympics before.
At 6 this morning Andy set off to Yuanyi from the hotel, after stringent security check he reached the Expo. When he got yo know that many workers worked throughout the night without even resting he was awed & full of respect for them. When he saw a police dog he quipped, This one is also terrific, these few days must have work very hard checking for explosions & security, maybe he can't even take a bath."
WORLD EXPO HELD OPENING CEREMONY AT YUAM YI ANDY & HAN WEI SING SONG
(Video) This morning, Shanghai Expo official opened. An opening ceremony was held @ about 8:20am, international Expo person i/c & China heads of states gave speech, together they swith on the button officially. At the ceremony, Andy & Han Wei sang a song.
The boss of a clothing shop dealing with gown made of down in Hengdian recently disclosed that Andy once custom-made loverfs suit in his shop. Andy even specially brought along sample clothes. The boss praised that Andy is very loving, & is good to his wife.
Andy is always earnest with public welfare, he has taken part in many charity activities, including making dream of the thousandth child, Edmond, came true in April last year for him to go to Japan. On April 29, a press meet will be held, Andy is invited as the special guest to witness the result of the thousandth wish. It is going to be a touching sight.
In actual fact, Wish Comes True was set up 30 years ago, with the aim of furnishing the dream of the sick children, hope that the little support can spurt them to overcome their sickness. The date April 29 is set internationally as Dream Comes True day. HK will continue to observe the day this year.
SOURCE: MING PAO
2010 FORBES CHINA CELEBRITY CHART
JACKIE CHAN IS NO.1
2010 Forbes China Celebrity chatty was made known yesterday. Jackie Chan in the combination category comes out top, he has an income of over 200 million RMB. Following behind are Jay Chou & Andy Lau, taking up 2nd & 3rd places. Jay Chou with many occupations & made 120 million is top among the singers in this region. Zhang Ziyi who has a slew of negative news with exceeding high exposure rate, made her at No 5.
Andy due to exposure of marriage made him focus of the media, in addition to his close work schedule, collected a total of 86.2 rmb is at No. 3. Other Heavenly Kings are in the top 100, Aaron Kwok No 15, income of 36 million, Jacky Cheung is at No 32, with 32.5 million, while Leon Lai is at 76, with 6.75 million.
The 'Artistes 414 Fund Raising Campaign' was held in HK Coliseum last night. It was a big gathering of 300 over artistes from 3 areas across the straits, with the common aim to raise fund for the victims in Qinghai Yu Shu which was hit by earthquake on April 14. A total of HK$35.06 million was raised, including the 10 million from Sir Run Run Shaw, 2 million from Peter Lam. Lisa Wang represented Ren Bai Ci Foundation, Ba He & others donated 0.8 million, Joey, Twins & Emperor Charity Foundation donated a total of 1 million.
Other than raising fund, the artistes had a rare opportunity to work together in performing at the show.
The activity is a collaboration of the 8 major digital media, the programme started at 6 pm, 300 over artistes kicked off the show by singing the theme song, Heart To Heart, on the stage. This was followed by a children choir, & so on.
At 7 pm when the show was telecast live, 300 artistes again went onto the stage. Together with some VIPS, they observed one minute of silence. Video clips on the disaster was shown as the famous pianist played a song.
Shun Nan & Andy were first to gave speech, Andy urged all put up their hand, hoped that the victims could feel the link between them & the artistes. After that he led all the artistes to sing Heart To heart one more time.
Andyfs new movie Shaolin Temple has completed filming, because of a scene on burning of the temple, he was not able to come back on time for the recording of the song, but he has in BJ found a recording studio & recorded the song himself to be included in the choir.
As the vice executive officer of the Chinese Disabled Person Welfare Foundation , he had a meeting in BJ earlier on, & had discussed on how to help the victims in the aftermath of the disaster, the Foundation had donated the money, but he is not sure how much it was.
As he has to be involved in Shanghai Expo later on, he is not able to visit the disaster-hit area temporarily, but of there is any organization or any means of visiting, he is willing to go, but he hopes people can visit the place later, it is no point going in a rush.
On the theme song of Expo being plagiarized from a Japanese singer, he has it has not been confirmed, but the organizer response is swift & apt, they had took out the Japanese singerfs version for comparison, & had bought the copyright of the song from the female singer. This gets to shows their knowledge on protection of the intellectual property right & are ever willing to hold responsible.