Thursday, April 19, 2007

[Ta Kung Pao 19/04/07]

Myolie Wu's Touching Trip to Lanzhou

As an ambassador for Oxfam, Myolie Wu visited Lanzhou earlier and at the press conference yesterday, she shared her experiences. On her first visit to Pengliang City, she had barely stepped off the plane when she saw the rolling yellow plains and the weather there was minus one degree, making her feel like she was filming for "Dance of Passion". As well as visiting the children in schools on her trip, she also spent time with the farming community at the ox farms.

The most moving moment for Myolie on this trip was when she held hands with a group of children for a photograph. They were all only six or seven years old, but their hands looked like they were fifty or sixty because the dry weather there and the lack of moisturiser available meant that the children's hands suffered from the elements. Originally, Myolie had planned to take a lot of toys for the children and had even packed them into boxes, but the charity does not encourage gifts in great volumes because they hope that the communities will become self-sufficient. As a result, Myolie has kept the toys at home for now and she will be auctioning them off later to raise money instead.

As for the recent magazine reports that rumoured boyfriend Bosco Wong has moved his affections onto Fala Chen, making Myolie let herself go and shoot sexy photos, she says that there is nothing to respond to because the photos were shot at the end of last year. As for Bosco and Fala, she says: "I don't want to respond to this now, the most important thing is that the photos are beautiful and that will put my mind at rest. (You are letting yourself go?) It is just the headline, just don't read it and look at the photos." As for the modern version of "War of In-Laws", which is planned to start filming in June, Myolie is happy that the original cast can be reunited. Also, filming a modern series in the summer will be much more comfortable.


[Ta Kung Pao & The Sun 19/04/07]

Bosco and Moses Centre of Jokes at 'Heart of Greed' Promotion - Linda Accidentally Reveals Herself

TVB series "Heart of Greed" announced its ratings yesterday and held a promotional event in a Sai Kung Watersports Centre, attended by cast members including Moses Chan, Ha Yu, Bosco Wong, Fala Chen, Lai Lok Yi, Linda Chung, Raymond Lam and Tavia Yeung. Moses and Bosco were once again the brunt of everyone's jokes and when Ha Yu asked Moses who he liked the most, everyone shouted out "Bernice Liu", leaving him very embarrassed. When Bosco mentioned that in the series, his favourite was Tavia Yeung, she jokingly pointed out that her name also has the word 'Yi'. When Louis Yuen called out to everyone: "We have invited Myolie here today!", Bosco was very shocked and looked over, making everyone laugh.

Although they were playing beach volleyball, all the artistes were fully clothed and only Tavia appeared in a strap top, looking quite sexy. She smiles: "Yes, because Fala would not take her [top] off." When she heard this, Fala said: "I will let her do it!" Tavia replied: ""Thank you, big sis Fala." When she was asked by reporters whether she would follow Fala and go down the sexy route, Fala interjected: "She can if she increases her 'cup'." Fala also explained that she kept herself covered up because she was avoiding the sun.

When the competition got underway, the red team's Bosco and Tavia and the yellow team's Raymond and Linda had to race to collect a ball from the sea on the watercycles, but the rather vicious competition led them to have some knocks and crashes along the way. After this race, the volleyball started and each team sent out one male and one female representative to play. Although their skills were very mediocre, they were well matched and in the end, they had to decide the winners by splitting the teams into a men vs women contest. Thanks to a little skill from Linda, the ladies emerged victorious. Although Linda was careful with her outfit, there was one point where she accidentally revealed herself when she was sitting on the watercycle. Asked why she chose the clothes she did, she says that she knew that they would be playing ball, so she decided to keep covered up: "I do like playing volleyball, but I didn't play my best today, maybe because the court was too small."

For Moses and Linda who both celebrate April birthdays, the crew prepared some birthday cakes for them after the event and with his birthday on 16th, Moses says that his age is a secret and on his birthday this year, he visited Disneyland with his family. Ha Yu suggested that the birthday girl and boy should share a kiss, but Moses refused and just patted his shoulder, arguing that he was not afraid of Bernice being jealous, just that among the ABC's, he is rather conservative. Linda also refused to kiss Moses, saying that this is too intimate.

With his tall build, Lok Yi has been photographed with a girl who is just five feet tall and they have been described as 'A Ratbox on a Lamp-post' [Chinese colloquial saying for a small girl dating a tall man]. Asked about this at the event, he clarified that she is not his girlfriend and not someone he is courting. There were a big group of friends out barbecueing that day and he joined his female friend to help her buy provisions at the supermarket. He said a little impatiently: "Let them write, I don't mind and I have not read it. The most important thing is not to bother my friends." He says that of course there are men and women among his friends and if he is actually dating, then he will not actively hide it, but there is no need to make a big announcement either because he is not a very famous star or idol. Asked who is girlfriend actually is, he laughs out loud and says: "What? It is Yoyo [Mung]! (You are fighting with Ekin?) I often fight with Ekin! Haha!"

Raymond attended the event sporting an injury and at first, he joked that he was bitten by a 'snake' when he was filming in China, but later he explained that he was filming a scene with Charmaine Sheh where he had to chase her car, but he sprained his left ankle in the process. Asked if this was caused by lack of exercise, he denied this and said that he does a lot of sport, such much that his bones have loosened now. He says: "I am not very good at volleyball though - I belong to the International Amateur Don't-know-how-to-play Volleyball Team!"


[Ta Kung Pao 19/04/07]

Anne Heung Sings to Promote Miss Hong Kong Pageant

Anne Heung, Marsha Yuen, Priscilla Chik, Aimee Chan, Janet Chow and Koni Lui took part in a Miss Hong Kong 2007 Promotional Event in Causeway Bay earlier, sharing their experiences of entering the pageant. As members of the Wai Yin Society, Anne, Priscilla and Marsha all sang songs at the event and also promoted the 25th Anniversary of the society events, including a large charity primary school singing contest, which will include entries from 50 schools, singing over 80 songs.

Anne perfomed a song 'Need You Every Moment' at the event and this is a song she often performs on stage, so she knew it well. Asked if she will be encouraging her friends to take part, she says that she knows of someone, but some of them are too young and still do not want to take part. Her cousin took part in the contest a few years ago, but she only found out recently, otherwise she could have passed on some tips.

Marsha says her friends are already too old now and have missed their chance to take part. She has just finished her concert and plans to study music in Shanghai so that she can move into the field of musicals. She has been invited to take part in a musical in New York, so she will be heading out soon to discuss this, however if there are any offers to film series, then she has to take these too. Given the choice though, she would much prefer working on the musical.


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