Friday, March 09, 2007

[Ta Kung Pao 10/03/07]

Kevin and Aimee Rehearse Musical for Pok Oi Show

Aimee Chan, Kevin Cheng, Kenny Bee, Nancy Sit and Kate Tsui were rehearsing yesterday for tonights Pok Oi Charity Show as they will be performing together in a musical song and dance act. As this year's Miss Hong Kong winner, Aimee is usually full of poise and elegance, but this time she will be playing a rather ditzy character, with some very exaggerated actions, such as grabbing hold of Kevin's arm but she is pushed away by him.

Aimee indicates that when she was at school, she has appeared in drama productions, but this is her first time performing on such a scale. She smiles that her character is very crazy, exaggerated and funny and this is a great challenge and opportunity for her to learn a lot of things. The reporters say that her voice is too high pitched and she smiles that she is worried that the audience will not hear her. In order to perfect her performance, she has been practising her expressions in front of the mirror and has asked for help from her friends to help her rehearse.

Asked if this is the first time she has been pushed away so cruelly by a man, Aimee smiles: "Let me think! It should be the first time. (Do you push people away more?) No, I won't."

After winning the "Best Actor" award, Kevin's workload has increased significantly as has his income. Recently, he has been spotted wearing many different designer watches, each one worth several tens of thousands of dollars and he has been pointed out as being extravagant. Kevin responds to this saying: "I have heard about this from my friends, but I have not seen the report."

Kevin indicates that this is just his own interest, like some people like to buy cars or apartments, he just likes to buy watches. He says that he sees it as an investment because some are limited editions, so they will keep their value and may even make a profit over time. He sas that he is buying the watches with money he has made himself and he feels there is no problem with this. Asked how many he has in his collection, he says: "I only have a few, the most expensive is a few tens of thousands of dollars. Everyone has their own interests and there is a lot of background behind collecting watches and I only know a little." Asked if he has made any money from his watches, Kevin laughs that he has not needed to sell his watches and he loves every one of them.


[Ta Kung Pao 10/03/07]

Ada Choi Promotes "On the Road"

Ada Choi is a devoted Christian and given the opportunity to visit Israel and the birthplace of Jesus in TVB's travel show "On the Road", she was very excited and enthusiastic, but when she had her own experience of carrying a cross and the suffering of Christ, it moved her to tears.

Ada says: "It took three or four attempts before we were finally able to set off, because the timing was not right, so this is the first time I have visited the birthplace of Jesus in person. My cousin joined me and it was like a dream, each step was very touching, especially as the Holy mountain is not somewhere that the public can go to, but I was able to go there and film, so I was moved to tears on several occasions. Then we visited the area where the miracle of the fish and the bread took place and I imagined the feeding of the five thousand many years ago. My cousin and I were crying like crazy, because I thought that I am not very skilful and not very beautiful, but I am still able to work in something that I am interested and love and to have made some progress in it. I also felt thankful for my dear friends and family and this in itself is a miracle." Asked if she will be inviting her friends together to watch the show, she says that they have mentioned it before, but she is busy filming for "Jewels Splendor" at the moment, so she may not have the time to watch it.

Talking of her good friend Flora Chan's recent wedding, did Ada give her a gift? She avoids the question saying: "I'm not saying! Please don't ask me about this any more. (Would you like to receive a wedding ring?) Are you going to give me one? I will take it off anyone!" As she has just mentioned that she has a lot of family and friends, is there no-one she can develop a relationship with? Ada says: "Dating is all about understanding, if you make a fuss about it, then it just complicates things, so I will not say whether or not I am dating, but if I get married, then I will let everyone know."

Another travelling star Liu Wai Hung is currently developing his organic foods company in the mainland and was asked whether he is interested in coming back to film series for TVB. He says that he does not have enough time, because he has been named as 'Organic Ambassador' for the government to promote organic foods and he has also joined the local government in Yunfu. Doesn't he have to go to Beijing for meetings? He says that he will do in three or four years time. The other inspirational journeys in this series of "On the Road" include Eric Tsang travelling to Brunei, Gigi Leung visiting a 'Female Country' in Yunnan, Liza Wang going to Kyoto in Japan and Sammul Chan's journey to the Huangtu Plains. Through their journeys, they share their feelings and experiences and Gigi tells of how she will not ask or think too much when she enters into a relationship and Liza remembers when she went to Kyoto to learn to dance, her father gave her $8000 and she recalls all her memories of the things that happened then.


(File Photo)

[Ming Pao 10/03/06]

Roger Kwok Says that wife Cindy is Not Pregnant Yet

After Roger Kwok and Cindy Au's marriage, there have been plenty of rumours of a baby for the couple, but recently there have been reports that have suggested that Cindy is now two months pregnant and they have been to visit a pre-natal clinic. On a radio interview yesterday, Roger denied that his wife is pregnant, but they are ready at any time to welcome in a new life.

Roger says that the doctor in the report was actually his brother-in-law, who works in a foetal health centre, so it is very convenient for them to go for checks. He has decided to go for blood checks to see whether they are suited to have children as birth is not an easy thing and it would be terrible if the child had any problems. On that day, he and his wife were only there for blood tests, but the reporter appeared, giving them a fright. He also explains that he has bought a few cans of nutritional milk powder for himself and Cindy. The most annoying thing is that he has given the product some free publicity as he says if he had known about this, he would have gone to buy his own health product instead.


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