Andy Lau and Carol Chu debut public appearance

Hong Kong star Andy Lau and long-time girlfriend Carol Chu made a public appearance together for the first time on Tuesday after years of rumored relationship.

Hong Kong star Andy Lau and girlfriend Carol ChuHong Kong star Andy Lau and girlfriend Carol Chu

The couple returned to Hong Kong after attending the funeral of Chu’s late father who passed away last Tuesday in Malaysia.

After 24 years of secrecy, Carol Chu finally got the recognition she deserves. Hope that they will get married soon. Update – Lau revealed that they got married in June 2008 in Las Vegas.

Quake concert held in Hong Kong

Over 500 artiste from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan took part in a fund raising concert in Hong Kong to raise funds for Chinese quake victims.

Quake concert in Hong Kong

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Warlords top 2007 Chinese box office

Peter Chan’s new martial arts epic, “The Warlords,” has beaten Ang Lee’s much bankable “Lust, Caution” to secure the No.1 spot at the 2007 Chinese-language box-office.

Chinese movie Warlords

As of Sunday, “The Warlords” has raked in 260 million yuan (US$35.74 million), ten million more than “Lust, Caution,” the second strongest box-office winner, said a report on Web portal Sina.com.cn.

“The Warlords” is being or has been screened in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as Singapore and Malaysia. It reaped 200 million yuan on the mainland alone, making Peter Chan the second Chinese director, following Zhang Yimou, to have crossed the 200-million-yuan boundary.

The film, starring Andy Lau, Jet Li, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xu Jinglei, revolves around the story of three sworn brothers in 1860s.

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Jet Li tops Chinese star income list 2007

Chinese kung fu actor Jet Li made the most money in 2007 among China’s entertainment elite, totaling some 465 million yuan, or around 62 million US dollars, as listed by Shanghai-based Oriental Morning Post on Wednesday.

Chinese actor Jet Li

The top ten earners are as follows…

1 Jet Li 465 million yuan
2 Jackie Chan 428 million yuan
3 Jacky Cheung 300 million yuan
4 Tony Leung 290 million yuan
5 Andy Lau 230 million yuan
6 Chow Yun-fat 100 million yuan
7 Michelle Yeoh 80 million yuan
8 Zhang Ziyi 65 million yuan
9 S.H.E. 62.5 million yuan
10 Jay Chow 60 million yuan

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Andy Lau most bankable HK star

Andy Lau has contributed the most to Hong Kong’s box office in the past decade, according to a film magazine.

Hong Kong artist Andy Lau

Andy has helped generate a total of 570 million Hong Kong dollars (US$73.39 million) in box office, making him the most bankable local actor.

Sammi Cheng tops the actress list with HK$360 million, while Johnnie To is the most bankable director with HK$350 million.

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