Outdated Gossip about Sing JaiPre 2001 gossip and news. All culled from witnesses or the HK tabloids.
From Sanney http://www.geocities.com/hkentrev/ for June 12
May 1, 2000
April 5, 2000
March 14, 2000
Oriental Daily reported Stephen Chow will appear in an Italian film
March 02, 2000
Feb 27th - Helping hand from HK's comedy king
Gun Hei Fat Choi
Stephen's New Year Picture
Jan 17, 2000
Jan 11, 2000
Jan 10, 2000 (from Neve in Taiwan)
Jan 10, 2000
Nov 1999, - JACKIE CHAN TO TEAM WITH STEPHEN CHIAU.
http://www.hkmdb.com/hkentreview/1999/news/october/1008to1009/1009.html- Fluff in Color October 9, 1999
August 1999 - assorted gossip.
Gossip from the Internet April 6, 1999: here's a news update on Karen Mok vs. Stephen Chiau issue... karen apparently is now dating singer ritchie ren and has tried to break off her relationship with chiau after finding out he is dating someone else. Chiau however had refused to break up with Karen and Karen is now hiding in taiwan, doing promotions for her new album and avoiding Stephen Chiau.
Funny guy has the last laugh
From the Internet:
HK Gossip II
Hong Kong Box Office Totals for February 22 1999
Feb 16th 1999 Gung Hei Fat Choi!
Feb.13th 1999 click here for King of Comedy real player trailer!
January 28th 1999 -; the site for his upcoming Movie, The King of Comedy!
November 16th 1998 -; My friend just got back from HK and told me Stephen was seen with Karen Mok in the front row of Sammi's concert.
October 10th 1998 -; While in Hong Kong I saw Sing Jai on TV. It seems he was drafted to be in a Chinese Opera... I did not get the whole gist of the thing but he seemed to be a guest star along with Chow Yun Fat. I was so stunned to see this I couldn't follow the interview the held with him after the clip. Not that my chinese is all that great to follow him anyhow. Anyone else who saw this in HK and has info, I'd appreciate hearing about it! I have pictures and will post them shortly.
August 17th 1998 -; Sing Jai was at Karen Mok's Concert in HK.
February 20, 1998 - PEOPLE
South China Morning Post:
Headline: Actor Chiau loses Canada abode bid Byline : Publication date (DDMMYY): 050298 Summary : Comic film star Steven Chiau Sing-chi lost his battle to emigrate to Canada. The Federal Court in Vancouver said secret evidence showed Chiau was involved in organised crime and a member of the Sun Yee On triad.
Headline: Film star evidence to stay secret Byline : QUINTON CHAN in Vancouver Publication date (DDMMYY): 220198 Summary : Evidence allegedly proving film star Stephen Chiau Sing-chi was involved in organised crime would not be disclosed for national security reasons, Vancouver's Federal Court has heard.
South China Morning Post:
Headline: Comic's triad denial Byline : Publication date (DDMMYY): 281097 Word count : 53 Summary : Comedian Stephen Chiau Sing-chi is expected to defend himself today against allegations that he is a triad member during a closed-door hearing in Vancouver. He is appealing against the Canadian Government's rejection of his application to immigrate. Former Hong Kong Canadian Commission officer ...
Headline: Nothing funny about lawyers Byline : Paul Fonoroff Publication date (DDMMYY): 150897 Word count : 577 Summary : In the early 1990s Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, the king of Cantonese comedy, churned out an average of one picture a month. Since then his salary has soared and his output dwindled. The theory was that more time spent on each production would yield a corresponding increase in quality. The theory has ...
Headline: Actor sued over film 'walkout' Byline : CLIFF BUDDLE Publication date (DDMMYY): 080797 Word count : 342 Summary : Comic actor Stephen Chiau Sing-chi has been hit with a writ for around $13 million damages over allegations he walked out on a movie.
Headline: Cooking up more comedy Byline : Paul Fonoroff Publication date (DDMMYY): 030197 Word count : 643 Summary : In the early 1990s, rarely a month went by without a new Stephen Chiau Sing-chi comedy. Twenty-five starring films between 1990 and 1992, and most of them box office hits. Since 1993, the pace has slackened considerably. The hope was that his stratospheric salary, combined with extra time ...
Headline: Stephen Chiau's lines of defence Byline : The Hong Kong actor is determined to clear his name. He puts his case to Winnie Publication date (DDMMYY): 240596 Word count : 1279 Summary : Popular comedian Stephen Chiau Sing-chi is finding it very difficult to find anything to laugh about these days. What originally began as a simple immigration application has opened a Pandora's box of allegations and insinuations of organised crime affiliations and gangster activities.
Headline: I'm not a triad, says film star Byline : ALAN MERRIDEW in Vancouver and GLENN SCHLOSS Publication date (DDMMYY): 020596 Word count : 364 Summary : Comic film star Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, 34, swears he is not a triad member, although Canada has twice rejected his applications to immigrate because of his alleged links with organised crime.
Headline: Film star appeals immigration ruling Byline : Publication date (DDMMYY): 010596 Word count : 80 Summary : Comic film star Stephen Chiau Sing-chi has lodged an appeal in Vancouver's Federal Court against the rejection by the Canadian authorities of his application to immigrate. The application was dismissed on March 26 by Hong Kong Canadian Commission officer Jean-Paul Delisle.
Headline: That sounds familiar Byline : by Paul Fonoroff Publication date (DDMMYY): 010396 Word count : 445 Summary : BEING a superstar does not necessarily translate into being a super-director. Though he has had considerable creative input in his past productions, Forbidden City Cop is the first film in which the territory's premiere comedian, Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, is credited as co-director (with Kuk ...
Headline: Chiau's film brings the house down Byline : Compiled by DENISE CHEUNG Publication date (DDMMYY): 060795 Word count : 169 Summary : COMEDIAN Stephen Chiau Sing-chi stars in the black comedy Out of the Dark. Chiau plays a mentally ill patient who turns into a wizard when he conquers the restless soul of an old woman and unveils the hideous acts of two crooks who killed their mother.
Headline: Making a monkey of Chiau Byline : John Dykes Publication date (DDMMYY): 050295 Word count : 184 Summary : SEE no, hear no, speak no mo lei tau. Hong Kong's comedy king Stephen Chiau Sing-chi underwent a startling transformation from funnyman to funny monkey in the making of his latest movie, A Chinese Odyssey - Part One: Pandora's Box.
Headline: Comedian Chiau loses ground on journey back to Earth Byline : by Paul Fonoroff Publication date (DDMMYY): 270195 Word count : 750 Summary : DURING the slow stretches in A Chinese Odyssey Part One, Pandora's Box - and there are many of them - one has more than ample time to ponder how such a promising idea could have turned into such a flimsy film. The team of director Jeff Lau Chen-wai and superstar comedian Steven Chiau Sing-chi ...
Headline: Chiau's comic shot at Bond Byline : by Paul Fonoroff Publication date (DDMMYY): 211094 Word count : 726 Summary : CHIAU Sing-chi has been absent from the screen for over six months, the comedian's longest break since his ascent to superstardom five years ago. Whether or not From Beijing With Love was worth the wait is another matter. In the old days of the early 90s, Chiau used to churn out an average of ...
Headline: SEARCHING FOR MR RIGHT Byline : Whether it's love affairs, the latest murder thriller, or revenge on Publication date (DDMMYY): 101093 Word count : Summary : IN THE wake of her stormy love affair with comedy king Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, television and film actress Jacqueline Law is ''advertising'' for Mr Right: he has to be reliable, much older (more mature, surely?) than her, good-looking but not one to fool around, and he must be able to provide ...
Headline: Movie star acquitted of speeding Byline : Publication date (DDMMYY): 220593 Word count : Summary : FILM star Chiau Sing-chi was yesterday acquitted of driving at 105 km/h.
Headline: An instinct for nonsense Byline : FIGHT BACK TO SCHOOL III, with Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, Anita Mui Yim-fong, Publication date (DDMMYY): 310193 Word count : Summary : IT'S time for Chiau Sing-chi to graduate. Two years ago, Fight Back to School not only broke box office records but also provided Chiau with an ideal role.
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