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DATE: 15 NOV 02
DIARY 14/11

Andy : Filming progress is v smooth today, I finish my part v early.

SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY/ APPLE DAILY/ SING PAO/ MING PAO/ TA KUNG PAO
TITLE: ANDY OPENS SHOW TO CELEBRATE 20 YRS IN CIRCLE. FANS SCRAMBLE FOR TICKETS

To celebrate 20 yrs in the showbiz, & to share his happy moments with fans who love him all these years, Andy & his record company Catchy is holding a ‘U Are My Pride’ concert on the 6th Dec @ Q Elizabeth Stadium. Due to time & place constraint, there will be only one show.

Tickets to the concert are not opened for sale to the public. All fan club members are eligible for free tickets. Those who purchase products from Catchy before 31st Oct & apply to become its member stand a chance to win free tickets. As there is only one show & E Stadium cannot accommodate too many audience, it is not enough to satisfy tens of thousnads fans of Andy.

This has resulted in fans scrambling for tickets.

Catchy had already received more than 100 % nos of application forms. The chance is v slim. Many are calling the co daily to ask how they can get tickets.

Abt 40 fans gathered outside Andy’s house to protest, with the hope of catching Andy’s attention & get tickets for them.

Many more called up the concert organiser to ask for tickets. Mnay asked the organiser if there will be additional show. This makes the workers who are already v busy ,busier.

Thr record co has assured fans that the lucky draw for tickets will be fair & square. It will be done under supervision of the senior staff. The whole process will be recorded to prove authenticity. The concerned section hopes that fans will not disturb Andy any more with the rash act.

Andy is now filming in Beijing clarifies that he is unable to help & urges them to calm down.


DATE: 14 NOV 02
DIARY 13/11

Already into the 3rd day of shooting, all goes on v smoothly, also get along v well with the other actors !

SOURCE: THE SUN

A member of the girl band 3 T, Yumiko, was inteeviewed by the radio stn yesterdy. On rumor that Peter Lam had dropped their roles in the movie Cat & Mouse, she said that it was because she has 3 commercials to do & has no time. She will lose more money if she accepted the role. In a way she has deprived the other 2 members from filming , she said they too have other things to do.

She added it is a pity she cannot film this time, as she likes Andy Lau a lot.


DATE: 13 NOV 02
SOURCE: APPLE DAI:LY/ TA KUNG PAO/ THE SUN / ORIENTAL DAILY / SING TAO
TITLE: ANDY ENCOURAGES SMALL CHILDREN TO WORK HARD CONTINUOUSLY

A radio prg of Commercial Radio launched an activity to get children involved in the functioning of the stn & its work , so as to cultivate their confidence & abilities in expressing themselves. 16 children were selected after some stringent interviews. They will receive a series of training & be groomed by the djs themselves.

Recently Andy paid them a visit & posed as an interviewee for them despite his busy schedule. He was v impressed by them.

They asked him if he had ever encountered hardhip. Andy replied, “ Of course I have . I had just settled some problems. If one can take his friends, his work, his career with full responsibility, it will make the people around him most willing to help him. I have many friends who are willing to help solve my problems. “

“Is there anything that inspire u to work so hard ?”

Andy replied nothing is perfect in this world, but by working hard one can get closer to perfection. He has used this to inspire himself to work hard all this while.

He revealed an ugly incidence when he dropped the mike. He said, “Once a fan carried a toy to me when I was singing. She droped my mike accidentally. Due to time linit, I was lip-synch. Even when I picked up the mike, the singing continued. Everyone knew I lip-sync, it was so embarrassing.” He said from then on he worked harder so he can sing live as much as possible.

Another incidence that made him unforgettable was the first fan who sought autograph from him. He said, “ At that time I filmed my first tv serial, I acted as a triad called Ah Long. At a public appearance, a female fan asked autograph from me, my hands were treambling badly.” He urged the fan to let him see the signature again how badly he had signed.

Andy reminded them to take care of their health. He said before he entered the circle he thought he will be abt 6’1” . But after entering the showbiz he did not take proper meals, sometimes even had no time to eat, his growth was affected , he is not tall enough !

SOURCE: MIN SHEN PAO

Tony Leung had completed recording 2 songs for his upcoming album, one of which is the theme song for I A. Recording of this song was done separately.Tony said actually they were to do it together, but he felt he is not a professional singer. He is worried that if he needed to repeat recording he will drag Andy down, so decided to record seaprately.

‘Off Target Gun’ [ literal translation ] has been nominated at Golden Horse Awards. The director worked with Ling Po’s son to film the movie. It depends solely on the investment by Andy Lau’s Team Work with HK $ 2.5 . Though touted to have some semblence to Made In H K, he considered himself luckier this time. Boss Andy other than giving money gave pointers on the time & events in the movie.

NEWS DATED 12 NOV FROM THE SUN/ MING PAO

The dispute between Andy & CCT Group was on for sometime. Recently both parties have reached an agreement. Yesterday CCT made an announcement to confirm he had let go all his shares in Teamwork. It said the deal was done commercially & has nothing to do with any other person. There is no more relationship between them, any matters considering Teamwork will have nothing to do with CCT.


Dear friends, sorry that I am late in news update these 2 days ! I went to my home town in M'sia to accomapny my father home from the hosp. He is now well. Thanks for your kind concern.


DATE: 11 NOV 02
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY dated 11/11 TITLE: ANDY SELF PREPARED BAG TO COLLECT GIFTS

Yesterday Andy was at the airport, accompanied by his assistant, He was setting off to Beijing for the filming of the Chinese New Year movie, A Mouse Loves A Cat. As he will be away for a while, abt 50 fans came to send him off.

Lugging luggage on one hand, Andy’s held another big bag on the other. Actually it is for him to contain all the gifts & red packets given to him by his fans. How long will he stay in Beijing ? He said , “Abt a month.”

On the finding by Sudden Weekly on his gf Zhu Liqian & the little girl, he did not give any response.

The court case of him & CCT had come to a conclusion. Andy placed an announcement on the newspapers today that Teamwork Corporation Limited, owned by him , the subsidiary co Ablegate Group Limited has taken back all the shares previously owned by CCT .

SOURCE: SING PAO dated 11/11
TITLE: HALF OF A HUNDRED FANS SENT ANDY TO BEIJING

Andy set off to Beijing at abt 10 am yesterday morning, half a hundred fans who heard the news came to the airport, they swarmed around him, giving him red packets & gifts, it was a bustling sight.

Andy in sports gear was with his asst Ka Lie. As the temp in Beijing is abt 3 to 4 drg C, it is v cold. Andy had someone to help him with checking in, it is not sure how much luggage he took with him.

Andy’s fans are always v warm, they ganged up to send him off & presented him with lots of gifts & red packets. He was seen v busy with collecting. When he was at the customs, in a rush , one of the fans fell on to the floor. When the reporter took photo, Andy told the reporter not to take photo of the fans who fell to the ground.

Andy met Anthony Wong at the airport, they had a photo taken with one of the fans.

The reporter took the opportunity to ask Andy on the report of Zhu Liqian buying $ 50 shoes for a child, & on Zhu Liqian, Andy did not give any answer, as if he did not hear it at all. He took big steps & walked into the customs. Fans yelled, “ Andy take care ! Kalie take care !” They are v warm indeed.

DIARY 10/11

This morning after waking up, see that the weather in Beijing is v good. Not too cold. Just nice for my filming today. Guess what I have filmed today ? It is a bathing scene ! But it is not the usual bathing pose, it was v fragnant, but v cold bath in milk ….. everyone on seeeing that thought I am v comfortable, but actually it is v chilly !

DIARY 9/11

Just came to Beijing today, the weather is v good, not too cold, feel v good !

A pity, on arrival some unpleasant thing happened …. As some Beijing fans are not too obedient, did not bother abt safety, chased after our nanny car. If everyone really wants to support me, please do not do this again , I will be v worried !

After coming down from the car, I immediately went to the production co for meeting, to duscuss on filming matters tomorrow. After that went back to hotel for rest, to get ready filming work for tomorrow.


DATE: 11 NOV 02 @ 0030 hrs
DIARY 8/11

Tomorrow I have to fly to Beijing for a month of filming, so tonite must have enough rest !

SOURCE: SUDDEN WEEKLY
TITLE: ANDY's GF ZHU LIQIAN

Andy always stresses on family life. He used to say, ' going home is the highest enjoyment in life' . Lately he has released his Karodie Hill house for sale, he hopes to house his parents & the little girl who is growing fast in a bigger & more comfortable place .

As the little girl in the house is growing up, to avoid media exposure, Zhu & the little girl has moved back to stay in Penang. Recently when the court case with Mak was over, Zhu came back to HK to visit Andy & his parents.

The tour agaency in KL owned by Andy's friend other than dealing with tours to HK involvs with staging concerts too.

This big house in KL high-class residential area is said to be Andy's house. It has swimming pool & a backyard, also have sun panels.

Zhu Liqian or Carol is 36 this yr. She was born in Penang , M'sia. Her father is a local property businessman. In '85, Zhu was 2nd runner-up to a beauty contest. She was introduced to Andy in '86 , love blossomed from there. For 16 yrs, she is ever willing to be the lady behind Andy.

Despite her more rounded body, she looks younger than 36. Her dressing is still simple. A sparkling diamond was found adorning her middle finger . [ see 2nd pic on 9 Nov] . Not coming singly but in pairs, lately when Andy attended Media Asia press con, his left index finger was found to have a sparkling ring.

Andy is now staying at Kadorie Hill, his house is filled with items & photos of a little girl. Lau family takes this little girl just like a pearl on the palm. Though her identity is a mystery, from details of the daily activities , Andy & Zhu is meticulous with care of this little girl.

Andy always uphold simplicity in clothes, his body is seldom loaded with branded items, His suits is mostly tailored. Usually he will buy in bulk when there is a sale. In March this yr, he bought many US$10 ( HK$80) tees. His thrifty virtue has influenced Zhu greatly.

When Zhu went shopping, what she bought were sale items. Even buying for the little girl & herself the dancing shoes, she picked from the roadside stall , woth $50 each.

Andy pays much importance to his mother's stewed soup. In days when he is not working, he will be home to have meals with his parents & the little girl. Even when he has work, he brings soup & chicken wing from home. He is a real family man.

Lately Andy has become more & more home-staying, even when he invites friends for meals, he chooses to eat at the coffee shop at Majesty Hotel close to his house, for convenience.

The layout & furnishing of his Kadorie home is plain & simple. It can see that he is one with no high demands, he stresses on feeling of 'home' .

In '99, when Zhu was found coming out of his house, it proved that they have built a love nest there. His is selling his house now in order to give the little girl more moving space.

Though he cannot take care of Zhu & the little girl personally in open, he will always arrange for his driver & his nanny car to bring them around. The nanny car is spacious , safe, & homely.

In April 01, Zhu took this nanny car to watch kiddie movie Lao Fu Zhi with the little girl.

In Oct '02, when he was interviewed by radio stn, when the topic on marriage & children was brought up, he quipped, "Every minute & every second I am thinking of it, as it is time to have children !"

Everytime when he sees chidren, Andy will inundate the child with fatherly love, he hugged & doted, can see that he really wishes to be a father.

Accordingly, the little girl stidied in a famous kindergarten in Kowloon Tang, (not a noble school ). Usually the little girl took a school bus to school . Andy's father will send personally. But since she has entered primary school, Zhu has brought her back to study in Penang.

To settle Zhu & the little girl, Andy has bought a luxarious house for them to stay. Andy set up property there just because of the good school nearby.

[ The End ]


DATE: 10 NOV 02
SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY

Cecilia was spotted shopping at Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. She was buying warm clothings as Beijing is v cold now. She is going to Beijing to film Cat & Mouse, movie directed by Andrew Lau.

SOURCE: SUDDEN WEEKLY
TITLE: ANDY'S GF ZHU LIQIAN [ Part II ]

The love affair between Andy & Zhu Liqian has been on for a long 16 yrs. For 10 over yrs Andy would not talk on his love life. But lately not only he did not avoid the topic on love, he had even actively said once, " I will marry within 3 yrs."

Zhi Liqian always leads a reclusive life. But last year she even attended Andy's concert. She is always seen coming in & out of Andy's Kadorie Hill's residence, meticulously taking care of Andy's parents & the little girl who stays in the house.

Though recently Zhu has gone back with the little girl to stay in M'sia , she still come to HK for a short stay.

When spotted by Sudden Weekly reporter recently shopping at the busy shopping center, she is still her simple self. She still prefers to buy economical stuff. The most special is she bought 2 pairs of dancing shoes with the same design, one for the little girl, one for herself, is Zhu going to learn dancing with the little girl ?

In Nov last yr, Zhu was photographed watching the movie Lao Fu Zhi with the little girl & a gp of friends. She was cautious & kept a distance from the girl.

Actually Zhu is v afraid to be on the news. She has moved back to Penang with the little girl. Andy has to shuttle between M'sia & HK to suit them. Once Andy admitted that he goes to M'sia whenever there are festivals.

A mag ever reported that Zhu has a tour company called Jin Shin in HK . Whenever Andy goes outstations, Jin Shin helped to book tics & hotels. But the company was closed 1/2 a yr ago.

Andy owing land & house in M'sia is an open secret to the locals. Other than Penang, at Petaling Jaya in KL he has property. But it is said that he had moved out of P J's house. His neighbour said they used to see him once in 2 to 3 mths. The last time was 4 to 5 mths ago.

The reporter had been to his P J'shouse, a Chinese man aged abt 40 was seen occupying the place. The person is actually owns a tour comapny, in charge of trips to HK. The nature of business is abt the same as Zhu's family business.

The boss is seldom in. Its secretary Eliana disclosed that she knew who Andy Lau is, & said Andy is friend of her boss, her boss always send letter to Andy.

After closure of her tour comapny, Zhu concentrates on taking care of the family. This present trip back to HK, even at shopping, she did not forget to buy things for the little girl. It is such an loving act .

When Andy was interviewed by Next Mag earlier, he said, "I always like to introduce to others who my family members are since birth, the only thing lacking now is I would not tell others this is my wife, this is my son, this is my daughter."

When topic on family was raised, he will changed, but at least now he touches on 'wife', 'daughter', as to if he is giving himself an outlet, he has never denied existance of Zhu Liqian.

[ Part III---to be cont]


DATE: 9 NOV 02
SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY
TITLE: ANDY & TONY SANG A DUET FOR INFERNAL AFFAIRS

Andy & Tony are both male leads in I A. Both are suited to sing the theme song. Who is to sing then ? Just when Andrew Lau was having a headache as to get who to sing so as not to belittle the other, the duo have no intention of a tussle. They indicated since it is their first cooperation after 10 yrs, they volunteered to sing the theme song together, leaving a good memory for thmeselves.

The final prepararory waork of I A is going on at full speed. Andrew said everyone is satisfied with the preview. To make it more perfect, he will set off to Beijing soon to rope in a hundred-person orchestra for dubbing of its background music. He hopes the effect is special to the movie.

SOURCE: SUDDEN WEEKLY issue # 380
TITLE: ANDY's GF ZHU LIQIAN BUYS $50 SMALL GIRL'S DANCING SHOES
[ Part I ]

Last Friday, on 1 Nov, at 3:20 pm, Zhu Liqian & her elder sis together with a male friend were spotted by the reporter shopping . The trio were at Tong Lor Wan Li Yuan shop Chanel shopping. Though Zhu appeared to be more rounded , without makeup, she still appears soothing & demure . As their dressing was v simple, only in tees & demin skirt, no outsiders or anyone on the street discovered she is actually Heavenly King Andy's gf.

The 2 sis picked & chose, whispering to one another, finally selected 3 small all black handbags. The bill was settled with HK$20,000 with some change. Zhu's sis took the change.

They bought this metal-chained bag, costing abt $5,000 over.

They wanted the salesgirl to wrap it up separately, as if to be given as presents.

At 4:45pm, After buying the handbags, the 2 sis & the male friend roamed Lane Crawford [ ?] & Sogo. On the way Zhu entered boutiques, but just to look-see, did not even tried.

Most of the time it was Zhu's sis buying, mainly gift items, such as Hermes scarf. Zhu bought 2 old pattern Esprit sale item short-sleeved tee shirts, as if buying back to M'sia for herself.

At 7:10pm
After Sogo, they roamed Time Square, visiting stalls by the roadside too. Zhu turned in to behind [? ] street where some old stores are. Zhu seems to have the most interest with children shoes. When they passed by a shop selling cloth shoes, Zhu was attracted by a pair of pink dancing shoes. She immediately bought a kiddie pair, sized 13 , suited for kida aged 5 to 6. In addition, she bought another pair of the same pattern & color & tried it out on herself. Each pair is $50, totla $100. After that, she & her sis left hurrily in a taxi.

They spent a total of 4 hrs. They didnot stop for drink, but in between they buy drinks from convenience stall to quench thirst.

Finally she picked a pair of pinkish dancing shoes. She too bought a pair of the same pattern & color.

[ Part II-- To be continued]

SOURCE: SUDDEN WEEKLY issue # 380
TITLE: JACKY CHAN WEIRD TACTICS , ANDY & LEON BECAME BACKDROP

On 31st Oct, Media Asia held a press con to announce its plans for the coming year. Many stars including Jacky Chan, Andy Lau , Sammi ,Leon Lai & others attended. It was as tar-stud occasion.

But the more the people, the more it become obvious who is first & who is second, esp one like Jacky who is supposed to be the 'Righteous star' , & 'Police in movie circle'. Wherever he goes he like to show he is the big brother.

At closing time, when all the stars & units went up the stage to have a gp photo taken, Big brother with 9.9 sec speed palnted himself at the front row center seat. But with 50 over people on the stage it was v messy. On seeing this, Big Brother stood out to 'maintain order', yelled to the camera taking reporters, "Is it too wide for all to go in ? Divide to another row."

Then he actively be the 'Ah Si', from all corners he moved chairs to the front to form another row, then he re-arranged everyone positions, "The tall ones behind, females frist row ! " When he saw Peter Lam's father was at the 2nd row, he held him to sit at the center front row. After taken care of elder, he arranged Sammi & Mirium to sit at front row, he did not forget to give a better seat to his JC Gp artist Edison Chen. Andy & Leon who were at the front row at first were forced to 2nd row & became backdrop.

After settling with seats, he sauntered to beside the elder Lam, Sammi who was seated beside understood & moved over to another seat, giving up the seat to him. Big Brother is really a Big Brother, he knows which is the best seat.

Andy coerced by the reporter, actively invited Leon for a photo. But as quick as possible, when Jacky saw the 2 having a photo shot, he again took the limelight.

SOURCE: NEXE WEEKLY
TITLE: Andy close discussion with Li Jing

At abt 6pm last Sunday, Andy suddenly appeared at an Italian Restaurant , Sweet , at He Wen Tian street. Actually it was the 2 chiefs of [ ? telecoms ] Li Jing & Hu Xue Ju who had invited Andy for a close talk.

As the table they had chosen was at the central lower portion, it was more exposed to surrounding tables . This resulted in customers forgetting abt food, those with food wont eat, those with soup wont drink, everyone attracted by Andy’s charisma. Some even took out camera to take photo of their idols.

At abt 7 pm, more & more people came, Andy & the others changed to sit at a corner . Maybe now had less people watching, the more Andy talked, the more merry he became, waving arms & legs.

What are they talking abt ? It was said the other party wanted to get Andy to do a play, maybe signed up with them. Andy with no more worries, seems to have changed of luck .


DATE: 8 NOV 02
DIARY 7/11

V happy to meet 2 top-level persons, flying male runner Tim & flying female runner Jones. Both of them are v witty & humorous. Tim even taught me how to do deep breathing ! I gave them the vcd of my movie, as they like to watch movies. I am really happy to know these 2 flying persons, hope there is a chance to give them a treat later.

hip hop lion's roar...

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/ SING PAO/ ORIENTAL DAILY/ MING PAO / SING TAO
TITLE: ANDY PRESENTED WITH EXPENSIVE WATCH

Ysterday Andy was at Wanchai for ‘TAG Heuer Ultimate Performance’ press meet, together with world’s renowned woman sprinter Marion Jones.

A watch worth HK$35,000, Tag Heuer link C 36, was presented to him. It was to commend his sprited enthuthism in his personal career & in charity services. Another person that was given the watch before was Tiger Woods. After Merion had put on the watch for him, he jested, “I’m Lion Andy .”

During photo taking, he pretended to get intimate with her, holding her by the waist, & held his hands to show their watches. Marion’s bf in turn pretended to be jealous.

Andy commented Marion is a v nice person, has good features, beautiful & has style of her own. Her bf, another famous sprinter, is however rather shy.

Andy has high respects for them . They have devoted their lives to sports. They wake up at 5 am everyday to start training. Both like singing, but Marion likes slow songs whereas her bf likes fast songs. Her bf likes fishing & play electronic games. Andy will take him to buy some games.

Andy had lunch with them yesterday, he invited them for a game on bowling.

When asked if he dares to have a race with Marion’s bf , scratching his head, Andy said, “ Need a lot of courage to race with him , as it is a sure lose. He said he can run 100 m with 9.6 sec. When I was a teenager, the best I could was 11.6 sec. Now I cant even beat my record, how to race with him ?”

Andy teased if Marion’s bf goes to pub to chase girls. He replied he will conserve his energy to sports.

Andy has finished recording the theme song of I A with Tony. He is going to beijing to film Cat & Mouse.

It was reported that Li Jing had sought Andy to do a play. Andy admitted Li thro’ record company invited him for lunch to discuss on a play but it has not beeen confirmed. He denied being roped in by Music Nation.


DATE: 7 NOV 02
DIARY 6/11

Stay in the office the whole day for meetings to discuss work for next year. Plan well for work in future.

SOURCE: SING PAO/ APPLE DAILY/ ORIENTL DAILY/ MING PAO/ TA KUNG PAO
TITLE: ANDY DARES NOT GO TO MASSAGE PARLOUR

Metro Radio Love Songs Musical was held 2 nights ago, with Andy singing at curtain closing. Due to perhaps closure of his long-troubled courtcase, he was in high spirits. Many fans turned up to support, they sang along with him, gave him presents such as scarfs, pins & flowers. It was a busy sight.

Andy will film a movie When A Mouse Loves A Cat with Cecilia Cheung soon, Cecila is one who likes pubbing. Andy said, “ I have no conrol on this matter. ( Cecilia is one who can get agitated easily ? ) I lost temper easily before too. Now I regret a lot. I ever gave deadly oath, I was so stupid. One has to learn himself, no point telling.” But he indicated if there is a chance , he will still talk to her. He added maybe because of their young age, they are not able to endure pressure, unlike his time, when one become famous at a later age of 26 or 27.

Sandra revealed that in her movie Golden Chicks, she as prostitute will give special service to her customer Andy . On this , Andy laughed, “Everyone has the service, not only I special ! She did not give me eatra, her mouth is terrific ! “ Andy said he acted as one who is v sleepy always. He falls asleep every time Sandra massage for him . He is just an ordinary customer, not out to seek sex. Sandra is just making use of the media .

Does he go for massage ? He said he went long ago, but not nowadays. He wont dare. He said he will only allow females to massage for him, he will get goose pimples if a man were to do for him !

During his concert period, he will get female masseurs to the hotel to massage for him, as he will be photographed if he goes out. Which type of masseur he prefers ? He said, “ The older the better, the bigger the size the better, most important is the hands. “ He said now he is catching up with age & should not do too much. Nowadays he seldom go out, he prefers to stay at home to watch TV. He avoids controversial spots to prevent troubles.

He sang many love songs, ended with Lian Xi. He said this yr he just practises, maybe he laments he has no opportunity to do much this yr.

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: JUNO: ANDY IS NOY A MEAN PERSON

Juno at the premiere of God of Gambler 2002 said he does not believe Andy will ssy he wont include him in fiming of movies. He said the Andy he knows is not so petty, he wont say like that. Even if he did say he wont mind either. Andy is still the artiste he admires the most. He said he has many opportunity to act in movies in the coming days.


DATE: 6 NOV 02
DIARY 5 /11

Attended Metro Radio Love Songs Musical tonite, many fans turned up to support, for a long time have not sing in public in HK, not sure how u like my performance ? I feel your performance tonite is v good la ! Do u all like my new look tonight ?

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: ANDY LEFT AS SOON AS IT WAS DONE

2 days ago Cecilia Cheung was spotted at Kwun Tuing Gong Yue Building for the trial make-up of the new year movie, Cat & Mouse.

While Apple Daily reporter was waiting for her at the building, at abt 4:30pm, Andy appeared. He had already finished with the make-up. On seeing the reporter, he smiled, “ Yee ? I had finished mine !”

SOURCE: SING TAO
TITLE: ANDY TOUGH-BODIED NOT SCARED OF CECILIA’S MOOD SWING

Andy was filming some prg footage yesterday. He disclosed he will go to Beijing to film a new year movie with Cecilia soon. Cecilia was noted to have mood swing lately & is also often not punctual, is Andy worried that the progress may be hampered ? Andy said, “Not worried ! After so long in the circle nobody can affect me because of his/her mood. Also one has to be professional during filming, should not be influenced by mood ! Further more the movie will be shot at the same studio, no possibility of being late ! “

After this movie, Andy has another to film. Will he attend the year-end music awards ? Answered, “ Not sure ! ( Have any hope of getting awards ? ) Not sure ! I have a movie in Jan & Feb, not sure if it will clash with the dates of awards.”


DATE: 5 NOV 02
DIARY 4/11

Time soon after this, I will be in Mainland filming. Today tested the make-up for the role, everyone praised full of style, I too fell v satisfied.

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY / SING PAO/ SING TAO/ O D
TITLE: LEARNS MASSAGE TO LURE HU JUN, SANDRA NG EXCLUSIVE BED SKILL TO BENEFIT ONLY ANDY

Sandra Ng is presently filming a movie called Jin Ji Zheng Chuan. The movie is directed by her bf Peter Chen. The story is abt a masseur, acted by Sandra herself, met Hu Jun who acts as a bandit. Tony Leung Ka Fei & Andy Lau play cameo roles as her customers.

Sandra wears sexy outfit of orange tee & ultra-short skirt, with the undies exposed. She has several wigs to have her look changed.

To act more like a masseur, Sandra attended a few lessons on massage. She jested that male partners in this movie will benefit from it.

She said Andy who act as her customer is given special service on the bed, in addition to massage, see to believe ! It will be first ever for Andy too.


DATE: 4 Nov 02
DIARY 3/11

Today attended a gathering to condemn Eastweek for publishing the naked photo of an actress. Seeing those in the circle is all of one heart, I feel v consoled. Hope the gathering can ring a bell to the media to abide to their occupation, dont ever abuse news liberally, just to increase sales & harm the the society with an unethical report.

DIARY 2/11

Today recorded a radio drama for Commercial Radio, the name of the drama is called 'The Angel that decended to the World'. Hope through this drama, can wake up the long lost hearts of many. I have a role to play. V soon can hear over the radio, this drama is full of love, everyone remember to listen.

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/ SING PAO/ SING TAO / MING PAO
TITLE: ANDY PRAISED CARINA LAU'S COURAGE & INYELLIGENCE

Andy gathered at Central with many other artistes yesterday for an acticity to condemn East Week mag for publishing a naked photo of an actress, said to be Carina Lau. Carina made a surprise appearance. Her brave act was supported & praised by all.

Andy said, ?I respect Carina’s courage & her intelligence in facing odds, it is v touching. " As a man, he asked himself if the same thing were to happen on him, he may not have the courage to face it.

He added, "Carina’s appearance not only shows her courage, it gives society a ray of light, a new hope. Her courage is a good example. I hope everyone understand that when u face defeat, those around u, your friends, family members, even the society will not forsake u. There is justice in this world, warmth among mankind, there is assistance. As long as u face the tough situation with courage, nothing cannot be over, no wound cannot heal. ?

Andy said though the mag is wrong & will be closed down, many of its staff would face job loss, but they have done no wrong, hope they can find a new job soon & be good reporters.


DATE: 3 Nov 02
SOURCE: TA KUNG PAO / SING PAO /WN WEI PO/ MING PAO
TITLE: ANDY LAMENTS THERE IS NO GUARANTEE IN LIFE

Yesterday Andy recorded a radio drama titled ?The Angel Which Deceended To The World ? [ literal translation] .

The case of East Weekly which published a nude photo of an actress while she was allegedly being held against her will has led to heavy criticism & protest in the circle & the society. Andy voiced his suport & commented Anita Mui has handled the situation well.

Many organisations will gathered today for an activity. Those who will attend include Anita, Jacky, Er Dong Shen, Liu Tian Lan , representatives from different companies, including Andy Lau from Teamwork, Cecilia , Jordan from China Star…etc An estimated thousand will be present.

Andy was asked if he thinks the entertainment circle is dark . ?There is darkness in everything, it is how one handles it.?He beieves the mag had careful consideration before it did such a thing, it is not a rash act, this is definitely not acceptable.

Would he reject interviews by the mag in future ? He said it will learn its lesson, he is not one who wont give others a chance to repent. He said he has not contacted the victim, so he does not know how she felt. The victim did not report the case to the police. On this Andy said each has his own way of handling a situation.

It was rumored he was forced to film at gun point before. With a sure tone he said there was definitely no such thing, but admitted he was ever threatened with bad words. He admitted he had helped the police in the investigation of infiltration of the gangland to the entertainment circle. On the circulation of nude photo on the net, Andy said the net is the most irresponsible media. There is no guarantee in life. He hopes the appropriate dept will look into the matter.


DATE: 2 NOV 02
DIARY 1/11

Today is the first day since after filming Infernal Affairs that I started work again in filming . I believe everyone knows Peter Chen & Sandra Ng. They are filming a movie. They tried all ways & means to give me a role in the movie. That's how I ended up acted in a cameo role for them today. The result is v funny, everyone remember to give support !

SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY / MING PAO
HEADLINE: ANDY WILL DEFINITELY NOT INCLUDE JUNO IN FILMING, CLEAN CUT WITH MAK'S CLAN

Andy was interviewed by dj Cha Xiao Shuan @ a radio station. He with ?no official post' is now all relaxed . He used the word ‘de yi?, or self -complacent to describe his happy mood. Andy said he is always the chairman of Teamwork, but just that earlier on Teamwork had another partner. Now Teamwork’s boss & chairman is all him. He will seek the artiste fee of 15 mil from Teamwork still, sum he hasn’t received yet. As to how much he had spent on lawyer fee, he said he hasn’t calculated it yet, but it should be less than 5 mil , as the case was settled before court hearing, it was only letter communication.

It was rumored that one of the conditions of settlement was to include Mak’s son Juno in filming of movies. Andy revealed that there is definitely no such a thing. He has severed all ties with Mak, he said, ?That clan has no relationship with me in work, I would not think of filming movie with him. Before the rumor, I had never thought of it either. ( Was Peter Lam invloved in the settlemnt ? ) As friend of course asked abt it. He was v worried with the movie Infernal Affairs . ?

SOURCE: MING PAO
TITLE: DOTCOM FEVER ROOT OF TROUBLE

Andy had reached a settlement with CCT Mak. Regardless of the conditions of settlement, it is a good thing.

If the case was to continue it would affect Andy’s work greatly. Before the settlement, those in the circle were v worried if the movie acted by him I A could be screened as scheduled.

He will continue to film Chen Jia San’s new yr movie. If the case was not settled, it would definitely affect these 2 movies & the progress of his other work.

Andy’s Teamwork had sought artiste fee of 15 mil from CCT, CCT in turn sought 150 mil from Andy.

The cooperation between CCT & Andy proceeded at time of dotcom fever.

At that time CCT set its eye on Teamwork’s asset & andylau.com's market value. Clement Mak bought 50 % of shares of Teamwork.

Later the dotcom bubble burst, entertainment industry too plumated, this indirectly affected the relationship of the cooperation.

Andy had ever announced plans for movie production & future development of Teamwork to the public, but many did not materialise due to the turn of events.

He could only worked with the other movie companies, such as filmed a few good –selling movies for China Star, including LOAD, Fat Choy Spirit, etc, with Media Asia D O A D & I A.

He wanted Teamwork to continue functioning, but Mak main business is not in entertainment , he was not sure of investment, it is understandable.

If dotcom bubble did not burst, if net entertainmnet was as beautiful as 2 , 3 yrs ago, both parties would not have problems.

With dream shattered, many plans were called off, much income evaporated away. Local entertainmnet is affected by the aftermath.

HK movie sproduction declined rapidly, many cable stations shrunk. Income from movies, TVs & singing took a downturn. The most valuable dotcom of the star reverted to norm, it is only used to connect with fans, there is no way of using it to generate money for investment .

The working relationship between Andy & Mak came to a full stop from here. Luckily all was settled before the court case began, it came to a perfect end.


DATE: 1 NOV 02
DIARY 31/10

Feel so relaxed on waking up this morning , because the court case that I was entangled for sometime had finally come to a perfect close. Afternoon attended Movies Grand Parade 2003 press con. Seldom was there a chance to see such a big turn out recently. Guests attended plus the reporters added up to over a hundred. V happy to see colleagues in the movie circle, all are v supportive to HK movie production. In addition, Mr. Lam indicated he will invest in a few big projects, I believe in the coming years everyone can see more movies of high quality.

HEADLINE/SOURC: ANDY LOVES TO DO BUSINESS WITH ART ( APPLE DAILY)
ANDY WILL ENTER BUSINESS ANYTIME. MAKES TEAMWORK INTRENATIONALLY RENOWN, THUS CONFERRED AWARD AS ENCOURAGEMENT ( ORIENTAL DAILY)
ANDY HAS SOME RESERVE, TEMPORARILY WILL NOT DO BUSINESS ( MING PAO)
ANDY RECOGNISES TARGET & CONCENTRATES ON BEING AN ACTOR ( SING PAO)
ANDY WANTS TO PLAN FUTURE OVER TIME ( TA KUNG PAO)
ANDY TO PLAN BEFORE ACTION ( WEN WEI PO )

2 nights ago Andy was conferred with an exclusive award by an international business magazine, Forbes , Outstanding Achievement Award. 50 awards were given out at the ceremony to commend small & medium businessmen. Andy was the 51th to get the special award. The trophy was the same as the cover of the magazine. He was arranged to be the last recepient, & he appeared to be v happy. All the guests rushed to take photos with him , showing he is v popular. A man held him by his waist to take photo, he did not refused.

The award is to commend his success in introducing Teamwork to the world. Within a short period of 2 yrs, Teamwork is well known in Asia, Europe & America. The award is an encouragement, is he going to do business again ? He answered that he will concentrate to be an actor first, after all, acting is still his main interest. He is taking a rest now with TW & will think carefully what the next step will be . The adage ‘No business without evil? is he having some reserve because of this ?

He smiled, ?U cannot say like that, are all these entrepreneurs here like that ? Everyone has different aims, actually what I did before contained more artistic views, less of commercial . ( Is this going to be an end point ? ) Not end point, I will think carefully before I act, temporarily rest firat. ?

He added he was extremely happy that day, as all the matters had been settled. It was rumored Peter paid 50 mil to CCT , on this, he said, ?No, Peter did not give money ! Nothing to do with Lam.?( It was said u paid CCT 40 over mil ? ) I cannot tell, CCT wants me to keep the secret. ( is it only he can say first ? ) If he wishes then do so ! I am v satisfied with the outcome, I can now do what I like to do ! ?

One of the condition was rumored to be Andy has to include Juno Mak in his movies. Juno replied that he thinks the director will get him to do if it is suitable for him, he wont dispel working with Andy.

TITLE: MEDIA ASIA SHOWCASED MOVIES FOR 2002-2003

Media Asia Group chairman Peter Lam held a grand press con yesterday at Wang Po to showcase upcoming movies for year 2002 & 2003. Stars attended include Andy Lau, Jacky Chan, Tony Leung Chiu Wei , Tony Leung Ka Fei, Cecila Cheung, Sammi, Leon Lai, Francis Wu, Maggie Q, Mirium Yeung, Edison Chan, Yu Wen Le, An Ya, etc. Few hundreds reporters were attracted.

Arrival of Andy & Cecilia caused a stir.

Future plans for Media asia was announced, the main movie to be shot is the new year movie is titled, ‘A Mouse Falls In Love With A Cat?starring Andy & Cecilia. Andy will act with Mirium in another movie in the next half 2003. Andy was seen whispering to Peter Lam most of the time.


DATE: 31 OCT 02
Smart & Cool ....

DIARY 30/10

The court case that I was entangled with for a few months was finally over with a perfect outcome. I feel extremely happy, also wish to sincerely thank all of you for the concern & support given to me these few months. This yr I will mainly film movies for the other movie companies. Though Teamwork does not produce any movie this yr, the attention is all on AWC & andylau.com, but I hope with the remaining two months, I can give all some happy surprises & compensation.

HEADLINE/SOURCE: : ANDY POPPED CHAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT ( APPLE DAILY)
CHAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE DOUBLE HAPPINESS (OREIENTAL DAILY)
ANDY DENIED SELLING HIMSELF TO PETER LAM, COURTCASE WITH CCT SETTLE OUT OF COURT (MING PAO)
ANDY TOOK BACK TEAMWORK, DENIED SELLING HIMSELF TO PETER LAM ( SING TAO)
ANDY GETS BACK ALL THE SHARES OF TEAMWORK ( SING PAO)
DOUBLE HAPPINESS FOR ANDY ( TA KUNG PAO)
WIN THE CASE ! ANDY WINS BACK TEAMWORK ( CHINA TIMES )
WAHHAHA ! ANDY SNATCHED BACK SHARES OWNERSHIP OF TEAMWORK ( LIBERTY TIMES)

The court case between Andy & CCT’s Clement Mak was to be heard in court yesterday, but as both parties had reached an agreement privately, there was no court hearing.

Yesterday not only Andy had won beautifully the case with CCT, he was conferred by the highly reputable international economic magazine Forbes with the Outstanding Achievement award at night. It was a double happiness for him. Fans gathered outside the hotel, popped champaign with him to celebrate. Andy said ,”I ‘m v happy , all the matters that worried me had been settled fairly , the lawyers are handling the settlement now.?Andy has taken back all the shares ownership of Teamwork, Mak had withdrawn from Teamwork completely.

For days there were many speculations on the method of settlement, It was said Andy has won back Teamwork which worth a market value of 320 mil withot paying a cent, CCT which invested 100 mil before, now takes back only 40 over mil worth of Teamwork asset. Andy took back his due share of artiste fee of 15 mil, all shares of Teamwork, 10 copyrights of good-selling movies , andylau.com & AWC assets. It was also said Jacky was busy filming outstation, & was never involved, & Peter Lam did not pay the 50 mil.

Andy said negotiations went on for 2 to 3 months. As the other party requested conditions to be kept secret, with contents not to be revealed, he wont give any details.

When he was asked on artiste managerial contract, he said he belongs to Teamwork forever, but he can work with any other movie companies, such as with Peter Lam’s, the cooperation is not limited to only Mediaasia. There is no detail negotiation with Peter yet.

Andy has regained freedom, what are his plans for Teamwork in future ? He admitted he is not suited to do business, he would rather concentrate working in front of the screen, of course he wont delete anyone with talent, he will still support those with sincerity & good script to fim movies. He will also open some movies for himself, but not more than 2 a yr. As Teamwork ownership has changed, he will announce it within this week.

Andy was awarded ‘Outstanding Achievement?by Forbes. It was to commen his good result in management of Teamwork, has helped in the development of HK movie industry, Teamwork has allso opened up market in Europe, it has contributed to HK movies.

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: JUNO SOUGHT HELP OF JACKY CHAN

It was said Jacky Chan was the main figure in the out of court settlement of Andy & CCT case, otherwise it is v hard to believe anyone else is able to persuade Clement Mak not to go to the court to sue Andy. Though Lam said it has nothing to do with Jjacky, in in Juno’s new song mv, Jacky shouldered as advisor, this has given out a clue.

Globe record co promotor Ah May at the phone yesterday, said, “According towhat I know, the case between Andy & Mak, Jacky had rendered much help.?

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY

Chou Li Qi is tall & difficult to match her with male actors. On this she said, “I am not too tall, many male actors can match me. I had filmed comedy & ghost movies, now I hope to film a love movie. I had worked with Tony, Francis, I hope I can work with Andy in future.?


DATE: 30 OCT 02
DIARY 29/10

The whole afternoon was having meetings in the office , to discuss many important matters, to prepare & plan work for the future.

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY ( ECOMOMIC NEWS )
TITLE: ANDY WILL RECEIVE FORBES OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER AWARD

Economic magazine Forbes will hold an award ceremony tonight at Jun Yue Hotel to give awards to 200 over outstanding small & medium entrepreneurs. In HK, 12 comapnies were nominated, including Da Jia Le, Circle K trading co, Kowloon Bus co etc. The organiser said abt 40 entrepreneurs will attend. Even the writer hopes he can go, to learn from these terrific persons.

An award will be given out to an outstanding achiever. The winner is ANDY LAU, Forbes wishes to commend Andy's outstanding performance in Asia. Everbody knows who Andy Lau is, but the writer is interested to know, how does the economic mag looks at Andy's achivement ?

SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY DATED 29/10

...Outside the funeral parlour were many wreaths, but as the situation was v disorderly, cards dropped & scattered to the roadside, even the one sent by Andy Lau was no exception, all the flowers were destroyed.

SOURCE: ZHINGSHAN DAILY DATED 29/10

Andy had a v successful concert on 27/10 @ Zhongshan.

SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
TITLE: PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT WITH CLEMENT MAK. ANDY SOLD FREEDOM TO PETER LAM

The court case between Andy & CCT Clement Mak was initially scheduled for hearing today, but both parties have finally come to a peaceful settelemnt. Andy has sold himself to Peter Lam’s Mediaasia, in exchange for the 50 million paid by it to CCT.

Agreement documents have been signed. Other than thanking effort of Peter Lam, Jacky Chan is also an important figure. Accodring to sources, Lam invited both Jacky & Mak to a dinner last week, Jacky successfully persuaded Mak to accept cash of 50 mil .Accordingly this sum was paid by Lam, Andy will signed up with Mediaasia to film 10 movies in 3 years. Any other co wishes to ask Andy to film movie in future will have to be a cooperation with Mediaasia.

The reporter contacted Lam yesterday, he said, “Actually this matter has nothing to do with Jacky Chan, as to the rumor that I used 50 mil to help Andy to settle the case, & Andy signed up with my co, as long as it is one minute before it materialises, I wont answer, But after this settlement, I am v willing to collaborate with Andy on a long term basis. ?

CCT spokeswoman Ms Chang replied, ?The matter is handled by the lawyer, no comment at this moment.?

Teamwork set up by Andy has ben 10 over yrs, he set up the co with the intention of filming movies with sincerity, but for unknown reasons he was always dragged into trouble by the co, & the co once lost millions, he was foreced to ‘sell?to Taiwan’s co by Chai Song Lim to film movies, few yrs later now he again ened up the same way.

SOURCE: SING PAO
TITLE: ANDY SHAKING HANDS WITH MAK, UNCLE BA RENDERS FACE IN SETTLEMENT

Andy & Celement was to have court hearing today, but under mediation of a middle man, Andy has finally reached an agreement with CCT Clement Mak, the two do not need to go to the court, instead the good news will be announced today, the case will come to an end. According to sources the middle man was non other than the famous producer & highly respctable Uncle Ba, who is a friend to both.

Rumors were aplenty lately on the method of settlement, some said Andy had to pay 50 mil, some said 80 mil, some said Andy doesn’t need to pay, etc. But accordingly to Uncle Ba, money is not involved at all in the settlement.

He said, ?Don’t need to pay compensation, as each has his own due amt of money, money is no involved at all, it is not considered as compensation.?Asked if he is the mediator, he smiled, “U cannot say like that, both are good friends, good brothers, it is good to shake hands & say peace, actually today 30th have to go to court, we have make arrangement to withdraw the suits, there will be a public announcement today.?

Andy will have double happiness today, as tonight he will attend an award ceremony to receive an award. Settlement adds up with a prize , it is happiness upon happiness.

SOURCE: ORIENTAL DAILY / THE SUN
TITLE: ANDY WILL ACT AS ZHAN ZAO IN THE NEW YEAR MOVIE QI XIA WU YI

The new managerial & production company by Wong Jin & Peter Lam , Rich & Famous, will hold an inaugural ceremony tomorrow, at the same time, anouncements will be made on the plans for the future. One of the movies includes Qi Xia Wu Yi, a period drama starring Andy & Cecilia, to be screened during Chinese New Year. Andy will act as Zhan Zao, Cecilia as bai Yi Tang, Anthony as Bao Gong. Filming will be done in Beijing.


since 28.4.01