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| Friday, October 31, 2008

Carol Zhu Liqian had been Andy Lau's "invisible girlfriend" for 22 years, their relationship seems to come to light this year. However for Andy whom declared during his concert that he's delighted to be an idol forever had maintained a "rather be know than be seen" attitude as he kept the woman behind him well-wrapped.

Carol whom kept a low profile is adored by Andy as she had keep her status as "invisible girlfriend" well, thus they went to France for a secret holiday.

A reader revealed that that he/she personally saw Andy and Carol in the first class of the same flight to Hong Kong from France on 18 October. When reporter approached Andy to rectify this allegation, his face turned black and refuse to reply, a major difference from his usual friendly self.

(Texts in picture) In 1986, Carol whom participated in a Malaysia's beauty pageant, came over to Hong Kong to learn facial, introduce to Andy through a good friend, they become a couple. There's allegation that they got married in Canada in 1992.

(Texts in picture) In 2000, our magazine reporter managed to take photographs of Carol entering and leaving Andy's apartment in Kandoorie, she also drove Andy's nanny car. It was told that Carol stay there for 5 years, keeping a low profile thus never been found out.

(Texts in picture) In April 2001, our reporter manage to spot Carol with a 5-years-old girl, they went for a movie. At the end of the same year, Carol who was in Malaysia was being spotted by the local media bring a 5-years-old girl to watch Andy's concert.

(Texts in picture) In June 2006, Carol had a dinner date with her friend. When reporter went up to take photograph, as her car had not arrived, she quickly hailed a taxi. Upon spotting the presence of reporters, Andy's driver use his vehicle to block the reporters allowing Carol to leave.

(Texts in picture) In 2008, Carol was spotted in the last night of Andy's concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

(Texts in picture) In May 2008, Andy attended Carol's sister wedding dinner. He sang a song and sat in the host table.

(Texts in picture) In Andy's Australia concert, he express his intention of getting married, he quipped: "I brought my girlfriend along for this concert tour, I hope when she appeared you can address her as 'dai shou' (his wife)" However, it was the female dancers that appeared on the stage.

news from: ent.tom.com

| Wednesday, October 29, 2008

East Asia - Capital Records Concert will be staged from 13 - 15 December 2008, a press conference was held yesterday to announce that Capital Records had become part of eSun. Holdings. Limited.

Most of the singers under East Asia which includes Andy Lau, Denise Ho, Ivana Wong, Andy Hui, Bosco Wong Chung Chak and Jill Vidal attended the press conference.

Sammi Cheng, Miriam Yeung and Richie Ren were absent due to work commitments.

At the press conference, Ivana and Jill represent Sammi and Miriam to give their master tape in Capital Records to East Asia, whereas Andy gave a diamond album to East Asia boss Peter Lam, to symbolize that the classics will continue.

Respective singers talked about their feelings of Capital Records and their performance in the upcoming concert.

Denise was all excited when talked about Capital Records as Andy Hui quipped that she's long-winded as she stop talking immediately. Ivana expressed that she would like to sing the song 'Re Li Jie Pai Wou Bom Va', Andy Hui and Denise immediately burst into laughters, Andy Hui then tell her that it's a song from Polygram, Capital's version is 'Huo Re Dong Gan La La La'.

Andy Lau was once a singer under Capital Records for a short while but he still had unreleased songs as he was being put into cold storage.

With East Asia bought Capital Records with $8 million, this is good news for him.

As Andy will be staging his concert in Singapore on 12 and 13 December, thus he could only attend the 15 December concert.

When talked about the current financial crisis, Andy quipped that being signed on to a record company has its advantage as he still could release albums unlike being own boss would require him to rethink.

Andy exclaimed that he did not invest in stocks but he still holds some old stocks from HSBC which his father asked him to buy many years ago. All his HSBC stocks were bought at low price, thus he did not get his fingers burnt, just making less profit but he still hope that the stock will rise slowly.

However, he pointed out that he would not buy the current stocks at low price as he know nothing about stocks as he maintain the attitude of "I don't move when the enemy don't move", he would rather invest in properties.

However he was currently very busy thus no time to buy new property, he had not bought any new property for 5 years as he don't buy property when their price is high. He only considered buying when the price is low. The current estates that he owned were bought many years ago thus he was not affected.

He quipped that his investments are managed by professionals, other than properties, nobody knows he had investments. He remind people whom tries to seize to purchase properties at this moment not to take things easy as one need to get their figures right.

With regards to the allegations that he will be cast in the Chinese version of The Host sequel directed by Ning Hao, Andy said that it's still in the initial stage, there's still no script, he would like to collaborate with Ning Hao and currently discussing some projects with him, shooting will start at the end of the year after they inked a contract.

Due to the Sichuan earthquake, Andy's concert tour in Mainland China had been postponed till next year, this allow him an additional month of holiday.

news from: Ta Kung Po, Ming Pao, HK Headlines, Sing Pao, Apple Daily News, Wei Wen Po, Sing Tao News, yule.sohu.com, tom.com

Korean Music MegaSale

| Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's common for artistes to be in commercials, as there are commercials everyday, especially in Dongguan, Mainland China. Recently Andy Lau became the spokesman for a Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) clinic in Dongguan, Lin Chiling became the clinic's painless abortion spokeswoman and Joey Yung became the clinic's magazine cover girl...

With such image infringements, a lawyer firm in Guangdong had suggestions to Andy, Joey and Yumiko Cheng that the firm could be their representing lawyers helping them to seek compensation of between 50,000 - 50,000.

Recently, Andy's management replied that they would passed the information to Joey and Yumiko and would seek the right chance to investigate on the clinic. The lawyer said the magazine had disclaimer message of "this magazine is printed as if it's an entertainment magazine, all beautiful printing is to accommodate the love story in between with the clinic's services", this is just internal magazine without any issue number.

news from: Sina.com

Korean Music MegaSale

Ever since East Asia Record bought Capital Records over, it will be holding a East Asia-Capital Records All Stars Concert in December, the list of singers includes Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Andy Hui, Denise Ho, Miriam Yeung, Richie Ren, Ivana Wong, Wilfred Lau, Charles Ying, Fama, Jill Vidal, Charmaine Fong, Terence Yin, Cherry Wong, Chet Lam, 24Herbs, at17, Pong Nan and new recruit Bosco Wong Chung Chak.

news from: Apple Daily News, Ming Pao, Ta Kung Pao

Korean Fashion MegaSale

| Thursday, October 23, 2008

When Korean movie The Host opened in 2006, it broke several records, the box office collection was as high as $13 million, it also won several local awards, it can be considered as a great film in South Korea, its film investor had decided to shoot two sequels at the same time. The Korean version's shooting had already started in south Korea, at the same time, Mainland China director whom director whom directed Crazy Stone had started discussing with the film company for a collaboration and start the shooting of The Host 2 China Version. The film company wanted to shoot a China version for the audience of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, thus it decide to forgo the Korean version male lead Song Kang-ho and opt for Andy Lau.

In recent years, Korean movie industry is suffering a downturn, in order to save the industry, the movie company decided to try out collaborating with film companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, in hope to revive the industry. With the Host 2 as their first try, they hope the Chinese audience love to films of scientific elements can be a successful one. For the Chinese market, the story of The Host 2 will be based in Mainland China, director Ning Hao once thought of using the same sighting of the first film's monster in the Han River, part of the special effects will be passed to experts in Hong Kong and New Zealand. In this new film, the Han River monster will be spotted in a tourist spot in Mainland China, tourist Andy whom brought his family members there will meet up with the monster whom hurt his family members, thus Andy will try all means to kill the monster. The production fee of the movie is expected to be around US$12 million, the production will be handled by Ning Hao's company, other than Andy in the cast, several others actors from Mainland China and South Korea will also be added.

When reporters called Ning Hao to rectify this news, he answered in a long-distance call: "Correct, I'm indeed collaborating with the Korean film company to shoot this monster film, I've intention of casting Andy Lau in this film, but currently it's still early, if he wish to take part in this project, I'll be delighted, as we're still in the initial stage for this film, I can't reveal any more details." When asked if he will go to Xinjiang with Andy to shoot another movie, Ning Hao avoid the question as he replied: "This film is still in the process of being approved in China, thus I cannot say anything about it."

Ever since Andy invested in Ning Hao's Crazy Stone, they had become good friends, although Ning Hao's films are not expensive productions, but with a good script, Andy is willing to lower his asking fees to be cast in them, he also wanted to help out with new directors. With a huge branding in The Host 2, Andy would be interested when invited by Ning Hao, but he's a busy man with a tight schedule, it would not be easy to allocate a slot. When reporter contacted Andy's representatives on this matter, there is no reply from them till press time.

While Andy is in the midst of being cast in The Host 2, his A Moment of Romance will be re-shoot by the Koreans. It will be a collaboration between South Korea, Mainland China and Hong Kong, it will be directed by The Perfect Couple's Kim Jung-woo, the cast had yet been decided. The film distributor hoped that Jay Chou would be involved in the movie's soundtrack album, a press conference in Hong Kong is planned next month where Kim Jung-woo and others will attend, the original cast of A Moment of Romance Andy and Jacquelline Wu are also scheduled to attend to show their support. When the cast is decided, another press conference will be held in South Korea.

news from: Apple Daily News

Korean Music MegaSale

| Friday, October 17, 2008

The anticipated Beijing Olympic Games had successfully ended on 24 August, as people around the world slowly cooled down on the Olympic fever, there's another fever boiling up at the National Stadium a.k.a the Bird Nest. It's because many superstar are looking forward to become the first singer to stage a concert in the Bird Nest.

Earlier there was reports that Japan's X-Japan hope to be the first to perform in the Bird Nest, but the authorities would like a Chinese to be the first, among the favorites are Faye Wong, Jacky Cheung, Jay Chou, Andy Lau and others. Andy whom is popular in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan has become the top favorite, if he's willing, he will surely become the first to stage concert in the Bird Nest.

According to sources, Andy seems interested to become the first to stage a concert at the Bird Nest, not only for the name and status, it would also help in Mainland China developments. If the rent is going to be lowered, I believed there will not be much loss. If the concert is successfully held, Andy's name will 10 times known around the world, if he's willing collaborate, he will get to hold his concerts in Mainland China, he will earn even more. It seems that after performing in the Olympic Games closing ceremony, he has a high chance of becoming the first to perform in the Bird Nest.

news from: tom.com

| Monday, October 13, 2008

Barbie Hsu's acting in the latest movie Connected may be debatable, when she's promoting this movie in Hong Kong, she surprised all by saying she would like to be the wife of Andy Lau as he cares a lot for his lover. Her dream will come true as director Wong Jing and arts director Ching Siu-Tung will collaborate a new film currently titled as Future Cop which will pair Andy and Barbie as lover of different dimensions.

The film will have a budget of $1.5 billion renminbi, the script was changed 19 times before Andy take up the offer, he also hand-picked Barbie to be cast in the film as he said that he was interviewed by her before and feel that there will be sparks when they collaborate for the first time on the silver screen. In the film, Andy will be a police inspector from 2085 whom accidentally returned to 2010 to smash an international group of criminals.

It is heard that after busy with the Olympic Games, Ching Siu-Tung had already thinking of the high risk stunts that Andy and Barbie could do. The film is scheduled to start shooting next month, there will be location shooting in Dubai, shooting will complete at the end of the year. In early 2009, the film will be passed to the team whom did the special effects for The Dark Knight, it will be ready to open in the cinemas during 2009 Chinese New Year holidays.

news from: yule.sohu.com, Sina.com

| Sunday, October 12, 2008

| Friday, October 10, 2008

Earlier Andy Lau was shooting a brand new music video for the theme song for Ronald McDonald House Charities, 'Mei You Chi Pang De Tian Shi'. He activated Andox and Blackie and Lam Hoi Fung Jan as the music video director.

Although the music video aim is to express the message of showing concern to others, but Andy did some stunts of high difficulties, as he was raised 5 meters off the ground as he sing and strike poses.

A group of children also joined in the shoot, despite being a heavenly king, but his popularity is not as good as Andox and Blackie as the children hugged and took photographs with the two characters, leaving Andy in the cold. Andy expressed: "I'm delighted to be able to continue as its Prestigious Guardian, hope that my song, guardian angels Andox and Blackie will bring out the correct message thus encouraging more citizens to help sickly children and their families."

news from: Ming Pao, Sing Tao News, Ta Kung Po

After the end of the Beijing Olympic Games, the Bird Nest Stadium will be undergoing revamping works and several entertainment companies hoped to stage concert for their artistes at the stadium, but to become the first singer to stage a concert at the Bird Nest is not easy because of the 80,000 seating capacity, daily rental of $4500,000, in addition to securities fees, it will be expensive, even X JAPAN is not considering their budget as they had submitted their application to be the first artist to perform in the Bird Nest Stadium in May or June 2009.

On experienced concert organizer whom was interviewed said: "Actually I feel that this venue is unsuitable for concert, because of the high budget! If we include the rental fee, singer's fees and production fee, it would be very high, how we can earn? Even Madonna or Michael Jackson would be hard, unless the rental fee is reduced!" Staging a concert in the Bird Nest has many restrictions, like the venue too big, after the concert the audience would need to walk for 30 minutes before catching a bus, it's too troublesome, the securities would be expensive, but X JAPAN would like to give it a try.

According to inside news, Mainland China would like to have a Chinese concert to be the first concert in Bird Nest Stadium, Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung had been approached but they does not wish to stage their concert there. Jacky's manager express that his concert tour in Mainland China had ended in February this year, so not considering staging a concert in the Bird Nest in the next 2 years, thus rejected the Bird Nest offer.

news from: Apple Daily News

| Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Andy Lau held his world tour concert Andy Lau Wonderful Concert Tour 2008 in Sydney Entertainment Centre on 4th and 5th October, it had been seven years since he staged a concert in Australia, those more than 20,000 fans came to support him. When Andy touched down at the Sydney Airport, many fans came to see him as they prepared presents for him, delighting Andy.

Andy expressed that it had been a long time that he had met and perform for Australian fans, thus he must make it an unforgettable night for the fans. The concert kicks off with Andy appearing as an astronaut singing 'Zhong Guo Ren', then the stage's See-through LED screen showed outer-space, Great Wall of China, landed on the moon, Andy lead the audience on a space walk and creating a magical scientific journey.

Andy exclaimed: "Friends of Australia, I'm back."

The audience replied with loud cheers and applause, the dances and songs followed drove the fans crazy, winning loud applause. Andy added some new dances in this concert, he had close body contact dance number with 2 sexy female dancers which left the audience screaming.

Andy picked some classical songs to sing for the audience for them to enjoy.

Andy also brought his two sons Andox and Blackie to meet the Australian fans, they lead the fans to dance together and get high!

The last song of the concert is 'Zhen Yong Yuan', the screen behind Andy has a pair of wing that perfectly fit onto his body, Andy ended the concert by "flying away".

The production fee of this concert is high and Andy's concert is the organizer's 200th concert, the organizer is delighted that Andy is their 200th concert.

After the concert, the organizer and crew members arranged post concert celebration at the backstage with Australia's famous abalone served. Andy's world tour next station is Taipei.

news from: Ta Kung Po, Headline Daily, Wei Wen Po, Ming Pao, Apple Daily News, tom.com