Wednesday, December 27, 2006

[Ta Kung Pao 28/12/06]

Kenny Wong is Shocked by the Earthquake

The stage production "Missing Sight" held a promotional event yesterday at the Causeway Bay Trade centre and theatre first-timer Kenny Wong joined the other stars such as Chan Man Kong and Rosa Maria Velaso at the event. Young pianist Colleen Lee, who won the 6th Prize at the International F Chopin Piano Competition will be writing and arranging the title music for this show.

As Kenny introduced his character, the MC suddenly asked him to sing a song, leaving him rather embarrassed as he was holding a guitar. In the end, with Colleen accompanying him on the piano, he sung a children's song, but he couldn't help laughing with embarrassment. As for being labelled as a 'veteran', Kenny says that he is just a newcomer and this is the first time he has performed in theatre. While was rehearsing on Tuesday in Tokwawan, Kenny says he felt a shake and he thought he was just feeling nauseous after doing a handstand. It was only later when he heard the calls from the police vehicles telling citizens to return to their homes, did he realise that there had been such a serious earthquake in Taiwan. He says that he was a little shocked about this and he was worried that the buildings would fall down. Asked who he thought about at the time, he smiled and said no-one because it was not a life or death situation.

Colleen has returned to Hong Kong for the vacation and she will be heading back to Germany later to continue her studies. Asked if she is being paid for her composition, she smiles that this was a voluntary work and just for her own interest. She feels that composition is quite hard and is different from performance. At the moment, she will not take part in any more competitions as she will be concentrating on her studies.

Em's Note: There is a promotional clip on the show here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHaFc5Zu2g


[Ta Kung Pao 28/12/06]

Cindy Au Wants Three Babies in Three Years

Vinci Wong, Cindy Au and Heidi Chu took part in recording for TVB's new entertainment quiz show "Questioning Showbiz" and asked if she would be embarrassed if asked about husband Roger Kwok's gossip, Cindy said openly that her husband never has much gossip, so there is nothing for her to fear and she hopes that she can win some money because she has heard it is as much as $10,000.

With Christmas just gone, Cindy and her husband have both been busy so they were not able to celebrate together. Cindy had to be a bridesmaid at her good friend May Kwong's wedding and husband Roger is busy filming, so even their time together at home is minimal, but they keep in touch with each other by SMS. Cindy says: "Don't worry, we will never grow apart!" Cindy also says that she will continue to keep her skin and figure beautiful, because she is only 27 years old and she can have babies. She smiles: "If I can have three children before I am thirty, that would be the best thing."

Cindy also says that as her birthday falls on December 16th, her husband and family all just buy her one gift for her birthday and then did not bother with a Christmas gift, so she says that this is unfair. For the new year, she has invited her family to her home for a barbecue.


Ratings Drop for TVB Series over Festive Season

Affected by the festivities of Christmas week, ratings fell for all three TVB Prime Time series this week. Bobby Au Yeung and Bosco Wong's "Dicey Business" averaged at 29 points, falling by 2 points. Sitcom "Welcome to the House" averaged 24 points, falling 3 points on the previous week and the premier of "The Conquest" gained only 25 points, a huge drop of 8 points on last week's finale of "Glittering Days". Lydia Shum's reunion show "Where are they now?" maintained steady ratings of 25 points.


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