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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"So You Think You Can Dance" - Top Ten Solos

The top ten dancers dance to a pro-peace themed solo routine ("Waiting on the World to Change") choreographed by Wade Robson.

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Dominic
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Sara
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Pasha
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Lauren
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Neil
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Sabra
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Kameron
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Lacey
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Danny
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Personal Note: Actually thought that Sara danced quite well for being a b-girl.... :)

Really liked Sabra's solo! Her scream was very powerful! :D

"So You Think You Can Dance" - Sara & Neil

Sara and Neil dance a disco routine choreographed by Doriana Sanchez.

"Knock on Wood"
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"So You Think You Can Dance" - Lauren & Pasha

Lauren and Pasha dance a hip-hop routine choreographed by Shane Sparks.

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Personal Note: Ha ha.... The robotic dance sequence in the beginning reminds me of Aaron Kwok's "Temptation of the Iron Curtain". :)

Pasha can do hip-hop! :D

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Kelly Chen: Queen of Legs


Kelly Chen was voted as "Hong Kong's Female Artist with the Most Attractive Legs" in a web poll. The poll total was 1,500 votes. Kelly had 298 votes (18%), becoming crowned "Miss Legs". The first runner-up was Theresa Fu with 219 votes (13%), and the second runner-up was Fala Chen with 157 votes.

"Miss Legs" Final Voting Results
01. Kelly Chen
02. Theresa Fu
03. Fala Chen
04. Linda Chung
05. Kathy Chow
06. Miki Yeung
07. Stephy Tang
08. Joey Meng
09. Kary Ng
10. Tavia Yeung

With a frame of 173cm, Kelly's 42-inch slender legs have always been a symbol for her. Kelly tends to wear shorts and hot pants to show her legs.
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The soon-to-be 37-year-old Joey Meng placed at number eight. Her unforgettable character, Ma Siu Ling, in "My Date With A Vampire" is always wearing short skirts and showing off her beautiful legs, granting her an evident placing in the top ten. Joey is only 170cm, but her legs are 42 inches long. Of the top ten female artistes, she is the oldest one.

Due to the popularity of "Heart of Greed", Linda Chung placed at number four, while Tavia Yeung took the tenth position.

Shall We Talk: "Love is Difficult" - Jay Chou

戀愛很難 周杰倫
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閱報學中文,我意思是《自由》、《民生》、《中時》等等台報。台灣人有個形容詞,「他很屌嘛」,是從看周杰倫報道中學到的,意思是「他好串」;另一個形容詞是,「他擺臭臉」,也是從周杰倫新聞中看到的,即是香港人說的「黑口黑面」。

周杰倫近年很少做專訪,不太清楚他現在脾性如何,訪問他之前,已作好心理準備,他有可能擺臭臉,也有可能耍屌,尤其當侯佩岑蔡依林等名字宣之於口的時候

這天訪問,他為首次執導的電影做宣傳,周董榮陞周導演,不知他會否像波蘭斯基在康城發脾氣罵記者問題沒水準並拂袖而去,唯有用摸貓手法順毛撫。

由puppy love談起,再說到現在談戀愛的難度,當中有哈哈笑聲,小眼睛瞇得更小,雖然聽得出表達能力不太好,但總算平易近人,沒有耍屌也沒有擺臭臉,請他坐在地上拍照也沒問題,一切在小心翼翼中進行。

希望重遇中學女友

周杰倫拍《不能說的秘密》,回到唸了三年高中的淡江中學取景,他在那裏談過兩次戀愛,雖然最後都是女孩子提出分手,但現在回想起來,都是美好的回憶。

「談戀愛的時候,總是躲在琴房裏面,跟這部電影有點像,低聲的談情,聽到有老師來,就躲起來。那個學校很保守,校內的風氣是男生女生不可以走在一起,放學男生一排、女生一排,不能走在一起,你要談戀愛,你要到校外去,在校內被發現,你會被訓導主任罵。」

周杰倫讀音樂班,學術成績一般,彈鋼琴的成績比較好,副修大提琴也不錯。當時他是班中的籃球代表,會彈琴又會運動,雖然年少時被認為性格怪異,但也不乏女孩子喜歡。

「音樂班打球的男生並不多,我小時候已開始打,音樂班跟其他班比賽,我代表出賽,雖然輸但輸不多,已經很好,起碼不會給人感覺學音樂的男生,看起來都傻 傻的,不會運動,改變大家對學音樂的人的印象。」他很早談戀愛,初戀發生在初中,十三歲加入合唱團,喜歡了鄰班一位女孩子,後來開始拍拖,還作歌送給她, 當時張學友的《吻別》紅遍台灣,他就摹倣籲寫曲作詞,歌名叫做《天長地久》,現在想起也覺得可笑但純真。

淡江中學是百年老校,校友包括李登輝,學校一帶是荷蘭人最早定居的地方,校舍是歐洲式古蹟,校內有墓地。「學校的鬼故事很多,放學不回家,在琴房裏面練琴,每次都要找朋友留下來。」其實也是跟女朋友見面的藉口,他又會爬牆出去蹺課。「感覺很好玩,好像冒險一樣。」

珍惜美好時光

若可時光倒流,他希望重遇高中時的女朋友,不是對她們念念不忘,而是想把對愛情懵懂的謎團搞清楚。

「人沒法回到過去,如果可以返回學生時代,碰見以前的女朋友,我會問候她:『好嗎?』因為都是女生先提出分開,我會問她為什麼講這個話,為什麼不要我, 是不是喜歡別人,我哪裏做得不對,其實當時分手到現在,還是不太明白。如果可以把話說清楚之後,我們才分手,這樣會好多了。高中的時候,比較年輕,很多時男生女生沒有說清楚就分開了。」

周杰倫第一次做導演,他想拍一部電影,表達珍惜青春、珍惜純情這個主題,於是有了這部《不能說的秘密》。

「有可能我很喜歡一個人,但是最後我並不是跟這個人結婚;有可能我結婚的對象,並不是我真正最愛的人。錯失了某些機會,你可能一輩子也無法挽回。我覺得 當你是學生的時候,不用接觸社會的複雜,人與人的關係最單純,每個人都應該珍惜讀書的時光,珍惜青春的歲月,有可能有些機會來了,你沒有把握,這個人就會 從你身邊離開。我想表達的是,要珍惜你身邊的一切,不然時光很快消逝。我覺得自己老了,今年二十八歲,離開學生的生活十年,我想回到學生的時候,但是回不 去,我有沒有錯失一些應該珍惜的人?當然有,在這部電影裏面,美好的時光一去不返,每個人都會感同身受。」

處理感情仍不太好

他和侯佩岑的戀情去年劃上句號(女孩子單方面承認),一向對戀情封嘴的周杰倫說:「讀書時不懂處理感情,不明不白跟女朋友分開;長大一點,已經比較會處理感情的事情,但其實現在仍處理得並不是很好,哈哈,所以有很多問題。」

說到這裏,他笑了,像說到自己的糗事(台灣人指的瘀事),忍不住笑了出來。

「主要問題是外間的壓力、媒體的壓力,我覺得自己在談戀愛,並不是很單純的談戀愛,要為了很多人的想法,包括周遭的親朋好友,你要成為所有媒體注意的焦點,要克服很多人對你的愛情的好奇,會不會長久?會不會結婚?會不會怎樣怎樣,所以我覺得很煩。」

他承認自己是一個喜歡戀愛的人,如果沒有成名,談戀愛是很浪漫的一件事,但現在為了外界的壓力,暫時不敢拍拖。

「會很辛苦,所以拍拍戲就好。有時兩個人個性不太一樣,相處之後才知道,走到某個位置就bye bye啦。現在太忙了,談戀愛很花時間、很花精神,不是很隨便的事,我還沒有準備好去談戀愛。」

成名之累是沒戀愛空間,拍拖彷彿要向全世界交代,所以他常說回不到過去。

「最懷念以前的生活,比較自由一點,不是說不喜歡現在的生活,兩個要比較的話,當然比較喜歡以前。現在太不自由,當然得到的東西也很多,掌聲呀、支持 呀,所以我想比較平衡一點,讓我在這個圈待久一點時間,可能會進步。我出道大概八年,一開始當然不太能調適,現在已經好多了。」

怎解釋花心

他跟侯佩岑和蔡依林的緋聞傳得最盛時,狗仔隊不放過他,在馬路上開車追逐,他曾發怒跑下車向狗仔隊豎中指,而後來也公開道歉不該教壞小孩。

「太過分的話,我仍會發火,張學友歌神都會(到學校接女兒時發怒追趕記者),哈哈,人是有限度的。」

這個笑聲,也別有含意,他第一次作曲以張學友歌曲為學習對象,對狗仔隊發火,也是以歌神為榜樣。

「我的旁邊只要有女孩子,很有可能就會被人家寫是女朋友,所以很麻煩,我沒有地方解釋,通常八卦的人看了都會相信,我愈解釋愈模糊,很多時候我就選擇不解釋,不解釋就給人感覺你是一個很花心的人,我的愛情就是活在媒體的筆下,他們怎樣寫我就是怎麼樣。」

我跟他說,在這個訪問,他可以澄清,也可以解釋,假如要澄清外界對他最大的誤解,那是什麼?他欲言又止:「如果我要澄清的話,我就會說我已經很難去反 駁,大家都覺得我花心,有很多誇張、嚴重的指控,即使有機會讓我說,我也會說,我不想傷害別人,所以我沒辦法澄清,有些緋聞要澄清的話,你會傷到別人,所 以就算吧。這方面我看得比較開。過去跟我談戀愛的人,我想壓力都蠻大,她們對我認識都很真實,才會談戀愛吧。」

喜歡控制別人

在《不能說的秘密》中演他父親的黃秋生說,周杰倫拍電影比演電影好,有一點劉偉強的風格。

這樣的評論不知是讚他拍戲好,還是彈他演戲差。周杰倫也同意:「當一個演員,要聽導演的話,我未必喜歡那種表演方式;做導演,我很清楚要什麼,所以比較有自信。當演員要做一顆很好的棋子,給人家下棋,而我比較喜歡控制別人。」

故事他想了很久,找來一位香港女編劇替他寫劇本,由於語言問題,溝通上花了不少時間。現在戲拍出來了,他很滿意。

「我在戲中因為一首曲子,認識一位女生,後來這個女孩子秘密消失了,是有一點懸疑的校園愛情故事。

「有人以為我在拍自己的故事,其實不是。我還未到拍自傳的年紀,應該老一點、更有成就,我現在還在起步。」

他剛在內地拍完《灌籃》,又推出自導自演的新片,工作重心好像向電影發展多一點。

「我分配得剛剛好,很快又要做專輯,很多人擔心我不做音樂,歌迷朋友不用擔心。我拍戲的興趣由拍MV而來,其實我最有自信依然是音樂。」

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眾多舊緋聞女友中,以蔡依林知名度最高,一段雙J戀經常被翻出來談論。
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在《滿城盡帶黃金甲》首次演古裝,戲分比周潤發更多。
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在《頭文字D》演拓海,為他贏得金馬獎和電影金像獎最佳新演員。
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Jay接受東風女主持侯佩岑訪問,後來被拍到兩人在日本拍拖旅遊,去年因抵受不住巨大輿論壓力分手。
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少年周杰倫樣子戇直,而且是小胖子。
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他現在仍非常聽從母親意見,不但由她管理財政,也擔任半個經理人,他曾以母親名字葉惠美作專輯名字。
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周杰倫小時候是個圓臉男孩,剪冬菇頭,有點像小柏林。
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周杰倫在單親家庭長大,父母自小離婚,由母親獨力撫養成人,最大影響是四歲讓他學彈琴。

後記

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周董即是周董,跟他一起來的有十多廿人,但因談話在過千呎的禮堂中進行,眾人分布很廣,談話聲不大,就不怕經理人監聽發問內容。

但奇怪的是,當問題出現「侯佩岑」三個字時,經理人公司職員就走過來阻止﹕「對不起,Jay不能深入講這些,他在台灣也不講,要是他在香港講,會有很大問題。」

其實也不太明白是什麼問題,可能是被媒體「詐型」、封殺等問題吧。我只是注意到,周杰倫手上戴籲一隻鑽石戒指,他一邊說話,一邊把弄籲戒指。當問題問到「你對上一位女朋友」時,他把戒指除下來,經理人方面就自動過來阻止發問了。

雖然無法證實,但可以解釋經理人為何有順風耳,估計應該是因為看到「魔戒」訊號,的確是不錯的安排。我想說的是,這個訪問中,周杰倫溫文有禮,假如他遇到不想詳談的內容,用暗號請經理人出來阻止,也是很有禮貌的做法,其他藝人不妨倣傚。

*Credits to mingpao

Friday, July 20, 2007

Andy + Ox = Andox

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In order to accommodate the release of his latest Mandarin album, Andy Lau has created a toy he named "Andox" which is the combination of Andy and Ox.

Andox was created by Andy with his own hands when he was on location filming in Dunhuang. The official birth date of Andy's "son" was on May 11, 2007 on Mother's day.

The 300 limited edition Andox set of five were sold out within minutes of its release (July 7) in Taipei. Andy explained, "The production company is in the process of making more, but there isn't enough time for production. I'm thinking it would be best to launch about 30, 000 or 300,000 of them. Thus, I hope Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and other areas' fans will give me more time, and everyone will get their hands on one".

Personal Note: For some reason, Andox reminds me of TVbuddy.

*Pictures from andylau.com and tungstar

蔡少芬戲弄粉絲 自嘲「國際豬星」

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"Never thought that I, I would be called a superstar. Very cool!"
Ada Choi and others were in Qingdao filming "The Gem of Life", and outside a restaurant, there was a banner that read, "Welcome International Superstars Ada Choi, Maggie Shiu, Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, and Wong He". The playful Ada instantly posted an entry in her blog titled "Qingdao - International Superstars".
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"Handsome Kenny, thank you for your support (sorry, hahaha)!"
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"No, you're in here to???... (Just kidding, we are all international pig stars) Thank you for your support. Thank you for browsing, thank you pig heads.

蔡少芬(Ada)日前到青島拍攝無線長劇《珠光寶氣》外景,鬼馬的Ada寓工作於娛樂,看到當地人掛起橫額「歡迎國際巨星蔡少芬、邵美琪、林保怡……」, 她興奮在blog上自誇作「青島~國際巨星」,在橫額下擺出神氣甫士,抵死寫籲﹕「沒想過我竟然當上國際巨星,超Cool…」

她又拉籲黃德斌做媒扮支持者,笑說﹕「靚仔德斌,謝謝你的支持!」之後又自嘲其實是「國際豬星」,又戲弄看的粉絲是豬頭。

Personal Note: Ada is so funny! "International Pig Star"...only Ada can come up with this.

*Credits to mingpao and Ada Choi's blog

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wang Lee Hom 《Change Me》

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In Leehom's past two albums, "Heroes of Earth" and "Shangri-la", he had successfully fused hip hop and Chinese traditional music into a musical style he called "Chinked-out". In music, Leehom always seems to find ways to challenge himself, to be creative, and to make breakthroughs. This is why, in his latest album, he presents a new image and takes on new musical projects. The songs will take on a cleaner feel and will sound more mellow, just like the song from Ang Lee's movie, "Lust, Caution", titled "Falling Leaf Returns to Roots".

The concept for 《Change Me》 is "Environmental Safety". Leehom believes that music can touch people's hearts and there is no issue that cannot be addressed through music. Through "Change Me" (track 1), the song's fast tune, easy humming melody, and interesting lyrics, allow music fans to sing along and pass on the positive message, "Save the Environment". Just like a seed, it will one day grow to a big tree. Leehom spreads the love and changes himself and anticipates a more beautiful world.

In the title track, "Change Me", one cannot help but emphasize the world's most concerned problem such as "Environmental Safety". The lyrics go, "I wake up this morning with a headache, and it is probably because there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, and not enough oxygen". Just like that, he slightly points out global warming. For this problem, Leehom starts off by changing himself first. He insists on making the packaging for this album as simple as possible. The plastic wrap is replaced with recyclable paper. Leehom wants to start off a trend and hopes that others will follow. The album also comes with a specially made pair of chopsticks as a reminder to fans to start changing and get rid of the bad habit of using disposable plastic utensils.

Not only does Leehom have full control of the album's production and composition, but he also wrote the lyrics to nine of the songs. You can see Leehom's Chinese literature gradually improving.

"Falling Leaf Returns to Roots" (track 3) is a Chinese saying: "Tree grows to one thousand yards high, falling leaf returns to roots", which simply means a person should never forget and remember their upbringings and return to their roots. To Leehom, the title is especially meaningful to him. He also directed the MV for this song.

"Incomplete Melody" (track 9) is a musical experiment for Leehom. He combined incomplete melodies for this song to express love that is incomplete. Although the melody is incomplete, Leehom has created an easy-listening to the song. Through the song, Leehom wants to get the message that incomplete love is also a type of beauty as long as you look at it in a different perspective. In "Saturday Night" (track 12), you can hear Leehom express regret and sorrow.

The fast songs in this album are full of support and encouragement, just like the song "Love's Encouragement". By simply adding "Hey!" and "Ho!" to the song, it gives it more energy to listen to. In the love song "Our Song" (track 5), Leehom cleverly adds the song titles "Forever Love" and "Kiss Goodbye" and takes on the perspective of a small character. He actually sings out a feeling everyone can relate to. The song "In My Heart, You Are a Song" (track 6), Leehom sings with S.H.E.'s Selina. The lyrics in the song switch off from Mandarin to Taiwanese, which is quite interesting.

Through the process of always improving and changing, Leehom does not leave out his "Chinked-out" style. "Cockney Girl" (track 8) is a song about a Chinese-speaking girl he saw in London. He observed that more and more people in the world are learning and speaking Chinese. Even in an unfamiliar place like London, you can run into Chinese-speaking people. In "Long Live Chinese People", Leehom specially made it for the participants in 2008's Beijing Olympics as an encouragement. Since this will be the first time that the Summer Olympics will be hosted by the Chinese people, the meaning will be extra special. You can say it is the Chinese's pride.

《Change Me》《改變自己》

Track List:
01. Intro
02. 改變自己 Change Me
03. 落葉歸根 Falling Leaf Returns to Roots
04. 創作前言 Creation's Foreword
05. 我們的歌 Our Song
06. 你是我心內的一首歌 In My Heart, You Are a Song
07. 愛在哪里 Where Is Love
08. Cockney Girl
09 .不完整的旋律 Incomplete Melody
10. 愛的鼓勵 Love's Encouragement
11. 華人萬歲 Long Live Chinese People
12. 星期六的深夜 Saturday Night

My rating: 8/10
Compared to the previous two albums, this one is a regular album...a good regular album. It is not really a change for Leehom because he has had mellow songs before like "Only". The songs I really enjoy are "Change Me", "Falling Leaf Returns to Roots", "Our Song", "Love's Encouragement", and "Long Live Chinese People".

"Falling Leaf Returns to Roots"
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Get your copy of Wang Lee Hom's 《Change Me》!

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Monday, July 16, 2007

The Making of "The Drive of Life"

Part 1
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Part 2
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*Credits to 雪子

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"So You Think You Can Dance" - Sara & Pasha

Sara and Pasha dance a West Coast Swing routine choreographed by season two winner Benji Schwimmer.

"The Rockafeller Skank"
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Personal Note: Nice to see Benji back! :)

Definitely a fun routine to watch! Love the assisted cartwheels and sliding! :P

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Shall We Talk: "Modern Progressive Form" - Miriam Yeung

現在進行式 楊千嬅
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懷緬過去常陶醉,有人說,楊千嬅過了東亞,新歌不及金牌時代好聽;又有人說,金牌時代不及華星時代。時勢所趨,或許是因為集體回憶作祟,但的確很多人愛彈
舊調。

她的新戲《每當變幻時》是回歸電影,原名《阿妙的十年》,只是讓人回想換旗後的十個寒暑,改名後記憶更延到三十年前,薰妮姐姐唱歌廳的歲月。
反而烈女楊千嬅愛向前望,入行十一年是加「ed」的過去式,她覺得最重要籲眼「-ing form」的現在進行式。

與黎明拗撬?與Sammi不和?

「要是揀傳緋聞或不和,我寧願揀不和。」

負面化正面,是她的生存之道。

記者問她是否走光?她就說﹕「走光是福氣。」意即有身材。

打個哈哈,沒有什麼不怕說。

沒時間相睇

世界很細,楊千嬅的《每當變幻時》上畫,同期有前度男友鄭中基(《老港正傳》),又有他現任緋聞女友阿Sa(《戲王之王》),與她在《每當變幻時》中有一段十年愛情的,是初出道的緋聞男友陳奕迅。

感情關係如蜘蛛網,兜兜轉轉,不看開一點,就會思想困獸鬥,幸好她還懂得笑。今天訪問,楊千嬅比平日笑少了,時間急趕,連續做幾個訪問,換衫換鞋,失驚無神喪笑的時間也沒有。

她說,曾有一段時間朋友關心她的愛情生活,會擺大龍鳳介紹男孩子給她認識。最近轉會後,工作排到年底,也無暇去相睇了。

「現在這個年紀,對象選擇少了很多。大過我一截的又有,我覺得他們很主觀,『我講o也,你一定要聽』;細過我的又有,但我又覺得他任性,我不想花時間包 容。整整_你會覺得什麼條件都無所謂,鍾意就得了,已經skip了結婚那個point,如果那個人可以一起的話,就是一個經歷,沒有再諗一定找個人結婚, 現在沒有了。」

她說,已三年沒嘗過浪漫,鄭中基之後,跟一個圈外人拍了半年散拖,但因對方在外地工作,她自己天天拍兩組戲,連電話也關掉,忙到談句情話也沒空。

「試問日日都搵唔到人,是不是很沒安全感?」結果她覺得合不來,主動提出分手。

曾為愛浪費青春

做了單身女性代言人好幾年了,開口埋口女兒當自強的潮州女性主義,好像缺了一點溫柔。

「我不想這樣,太tough真的嫁不去。你都驚我啦,如果有人說介紹個女仔你識,楊千嬅喎,你去到現場唔心臟病呀?好多人喜歡投射這些性格在我身上,我 不知為什麼別人覺得我可以做她們的代言人,只不過我倔強,承受得起壓力,但女人太強有時不是一件好事,人應該堅強,亦應該有被需要的時候。」

《每當變幻時》中的愛情不能結果,是因為女主角定下太多條件,連感性也被理性凌駕,最後錯失機會。

「我廿幾歲時都會plan,應該幾多歲結婚,找個怎樣的人結婚生仔……那時覺得自己有籌碼,呢個人行埋來,我覺得唔得喎,sorry呀。到現在,死喇, 條件適合的男人結了婚生了仔,點搞呢?別人已經不會揀我了,我要揀,可能要揀個廿歲的;原來到了某個年紀,是別人揀我囉,咁就領o野喇。

「我試過花了時間在一個人身上,而且日子不短,最後不能結果,浪費了青春。但有些人要在生活中學東西,我很慶幸學到。原來在我人生當中,有一段這樣的歷 史,是美好的,對artiste來說,當作儲存經歷,這是我的collection。做戲唱歌都需要經歷,幫自己將情緒帶出來,有時我們的工作是賣情緒, 不會太計較得失,你會去感受,但不會聲討。」

寧跟黎明傳不和

不知她所說的浪費青春,是不是指鄭中基,千嬅說話有時像騰雲駕霧,理論多於實例。

當楊千嬅遇上黎明,一個是硬頸烈女,一個是金句王,火花自然來。傳聞黎明要她唱悶歌,又有老氣的《每當變幻時》,她已澄清這首歌不關黎明事,是杜琪峰和羅永昌的選擇。

「現在娛樂圈人人都要找一些好hot的話題,我轉會,只有兩個話題,一個是和老細鬧交,一個是與Sammi不和,緋聞又不輪到我,唔知點解。如果有緋聞就大件事了,我寧願揀不和。轉會費沒減價是對的,要包埋這些是非,娛樂圈要包埋gossip這service。」

她過去幾張唱片自己做監製,大家都驚訝她將製作權,完全交給黎明。

「首先新鮮感很重要,我過往十一年,做唱片以自己想法行先,來到新公司,在人生新階段,不如讓別人explore自己可以怎樣,這可以是一個突破,不一 定突然穿低胸衫才是突破。如果有一首歌,別人覺得我唱不到,而我可以deliver個威力出來,那是另一種滿足感。

「我見黎明做Janice的唱片,揀歌很合身,歌曲真的 hit到巿場上的年輕人,他一定有自己的計算方法,我想試一次,如果我耳朵封閉,我的演藝路可以終結了。」

高風險跳槽東亞

當時傳她以四千萬過檔東亞,黃柏高付不起那麼多錢,只好放人,她亦在人情與金錢之間掙扎了一段時間。

「離開Paco,錢的因素不大,我有可能去到一間大公司,俾完一大楂錢你,原來是標尾會,以後無得再賺。我在Paco那裏,他給的數目,係,不及東亞 多;其實如果我不收錢去簽Paco,但他能make sure我有potential賺錢,事業發展機會大些,我也會考慮。人情是重要,但生活更實在。

「轉會的原因,我想多拍戲,金牌專注音樂,但我想找一間在電影上supportive的公司,寰亞的確是一個expert投資電影的地方,亦有一個海外巿場,我知道自己在香港工作的潛力發展得差不多,是時候發掘一下外面的巿場。」

她說對金牌仍有感情,不久將來會請金牌藝人一起做電台音樂會。

「你會覺得被報紙煲到我跳槽是為了錢,講真這是風險問題。Gold Label是低風險,簽他們回報和以前差不多,主要做唱片;東亞可能是高風險,轉新環境有危險,但回報可能不在錢,而在將來發展。」

她在沙士期間買了富豪海灣三千萬獨立屋,當時人人都說她蠢,現在豪宅樓價狂升,又有人說她投資有慧眼。她跳槽東亞,暫時惹來不少是非,長遠有沒有人讚她聰明,尚未可知。

「我試過唔恨錢去推job,又試過好恨錢想去做,後來我發現這樣生活沒方向。如果我make sure有賺錢能力,我不用擔心現在賺幾多,因為我還有能力去搵,這重要過我戶口有幾多個零,因為賺錢能力是『-ing form』,戶口有幾多個零是past tense。」

要輸得起

她想多拍電影,由最初的喜劇《新紮師妹》,到現在加入寰亞,看得出有心磨練演技。

「拍《餃子》時,我想挑戰自己,那時很多人話我,但我不是做給外界看,我想先試試極限,楊千嬅夠不夠膽接這種戲?如果我連這些戲也不夠膽接,我做純歌手算數了,因為我衝破不到自己,每次拍戲都是那些。

「我以往演喜劇都是做自己,拍《餃子》是去演別人的性格,我用來學習方法,時間很短,十多組而已,拍完之後,我發現自己還可以做演員,我就接其他戲。

「《餃子》未必是我演得最好的一部戲,但問題不大,別人會相信我是一個肯試的演員,所以爾冬陞導演給機會我演《千杯不醉》,或者杜Sir請我拍羅永昌的 《天生一對》,和現在的《每當變幻時》,這些都是我自己試出來的。我每一分鐘的心態都是nothing to lose,才可以行多一步;如果我好驚輸一蚊,做娛樂圈這樣好難搞,每一鋪都all in,那是沒可能。跌了,我會反省原因,如果我這些也不去想,我就好失敗。」

唱live失準大挫折

楊千嬅認為自己的谷底是○四年開完《開年大典演唱會》之後,觀眾彈她唱現場水準差,現在想起來也猶有餘悸。

「好慘呀真係,我唔開心了一年多,你見我三年沒有開演唱會,因為上次準備做得不好,如果只為生意,我寧願不做。

「那次恐懼到呢,五號開show,四號睡醒,感冒失聲,每日打類固醇針,但這些別人不會原諒你,你是藝人,病也不應該,自己很大壓力。食完那些藥,原來 O.D.(服藥過量)了,半年之內成個人腫晒,每次出來都瘦不到,後遺症發晒出來,卒之吃了很久中藥。到現在才叫做穩定些,人精神好一點,好傷呀, SARS時也是用類固醇醫病,好大鑊。」

別人批評她唱現場技巧大不如前,她自我檢討。

「以前我上台,見到個fans笑,我個focus就會去了那邊,很容易出錯。原來我忽略了一樣東西,叫做集中力,如果我在錄音室唱到歌,為什麼live唱 得不好?因為集中力不夠、心散,以前的歌手沒有ear mon,幾惡劣的環境也要集中精神唱,我要學習。自從大病一場之後,我有去練歌。去年世界盃期間在內地拍《武十郎》(已改名《相約在擂台》),在南方走了 六場大陸演唱會,一part part四十五分鐘,環境很惡劣,但走完場之後,我克服到恐懼感,要信自己集中精神,我現在已經不用聽ear mon,今年再開演唱會,我肯定可以唱得好。」

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小時學芭蕾舞,但現在上台唱歌,甚少邊唱邊跳。
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身為大家姊,家庭責任是她拚搏工作的最大動力,她說這是潮州女人性格使然。
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入行前當過護士,最近獲理工大學醫療及社會科學院頒贈「榮譽院士」。
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○四年的《開年大典演唱會》失聲,注射類固醇引發後遺症,令她沮喪一年多。
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拍《餃子》是測試自己演戲的可能性,如果連這部戲也接受不到,就打消拍戲念頭只唱歌。
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和陳奕迅拍《每當變幻時》,相隔多年再合作,她覺得有了妻女的Eason不像以前那麼自我中心。
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這是華星時代的少女楊千嬅,現在她是烈女,很難看到她抱籲毛公仔扮清純了。
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初出道時曾被指和鄭秀文相像,早前Sammi新歌唱「楊千嬅,並未像你吧。」她笑說被唱是榮幸。
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過檔黎明主理的A-Music,因看到對方做衛蘭的唱片好成績,願意交出唱片製作主權。

後記

任性
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楊千嬅一天工作十八小時,這天早上,十時開始理髮,然後連續做了五個訪問,直至晚上七時,接籲就返公司開會,為拍MV討論細節,直至十時;家住南區赤柱,回途車程遙遠,她就趁機瞌一瞌。回到家裏十一時,卸妝洗頭上殭睡覺,這樣又過了一天。

「沒有後悔搬咁遠,爹d媽咪開心就得啦,空氣好又靜。現在努力事業,最大推動力是家人,始終長女身份永遠放不低,我責任感很強,家人最重要,我願意以他們行先。」

今年初,她一個人到東京大阪旅行,當作一個透氣位,可以清醒想想事情,其實是為了下半年拚搏。

「我去了看電影、坐咖啡室、望人、去剪頭髮,我以前沒試過,很高科技,一躺下_個蓋就洗完頭。」

很多年前,她也曾因不開心,不交帶一句就獨自飛到倫敦散心。

「現在人大了,afford不到這麼任性。」

的確,跟她談了這麼久,她一次喪笑也沒有,如此拚搏的楊千嬅,連率性開懷也奢侈不起了。

*Credits to mingpao

Thursday, July 5, 2007

《少年四大名捕》 "The Four" Costume Fitting Pictures

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Ron's costume fitting from May, 24th 2007
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Officially confirmed:

- Raymond Lam as 無情 Wu Qing (Mo Ching) - Emotionless
- Kenneth Ma as 鐵手 Tie Shou (Tit Sau) - Iron Hand
- Sammul Chan as 追命 Zhou Ming (Jui Ming) - Life Snatcher
- Ron Ng as 冷血 Leng Xue (Lang Huet) - Cold Blooded
- Dominic Lam as 諸葛神侯 Zhuge Shenhou (Jue Got San Hau) - The master of the four constables

Pairings:

- Raymond and Kate Tsui
- Kenneth and Selena Li
- Sammul and Vivi Li
- Ron and Cilla Kung
- Dominic Lam and Kristal Tin

Kenneth and Selena will play an arguing couple. Selena is sassy fighter whose weapon is a leather whip.

Since Raymond is crippled in the series, most of the fighting scenes will go to Kenneth and Ron. Sammul will mostly film wire scenes.

Kate will play a doctor.

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A little interview of Kenneth and Selena on the day of the costume fitting:

Selena: He is an actor with principles and is very punctual. he is never late, so I don't have to worry about him never showing up. He always reads his lines and prepares ahead of time".

Kenneth: "I will definitely take you out for supper".

Selena: "And he is a little.... Never mind. Ha ha ha...."

Kenneth: "What is it that you are trying to say?"

Selena: (Still laughing) "Nothing, nothing, nothing...."

Kenneth: "Just say it".

Selena: "Nothing, nothing really".

Kenneth: "What do you want to say?"

Selena: "No, I think he is a very tall and handsome 'siu sang' (actor) who is being promoted right now. That is why he will quickly rise to the next level. After receiving the 'Most Improved' award, the next one should be the 'Male Lead' award".

Kenneth: (Embarrassed) "Okay, you should be getting the next 'Most Improved' award".

Selena: " 'Male Lead' award!" (She punches him slightly on the shoulder.)

Kenneth: "You're getting the 'Most Improved' award".

Related post: 《少年四大名捕》 "The Four" Costume Fitting

Personal Note: I kind of guessed that Selena wouldn't pair up with Ron. From the start, it doesn't seem that Ron's character is that big. Funny because when they first started filming "The Master of Tai Chi", we didn't know who was going to pair up with Kenneth. My first reaction was, "I'm only going to accept Selena to be paired up with him". Later, we knew that Selena was confirmed to be in the cast.

*Pictures from the magazine, newspaper, hkimage, and BAPEangel