11/15/2000, during a recent radio interview, Tony said he would let Carina leave if it's what she wanted. Also, he said it would a nightmare to fall in love with two women at the same time. He would never do that. More gossip: Tony has been spotted leaving May Tower in a van yesterday. He hided himself behind a curtained window in the van. The report speculates Tony hasn't moved out of May Tower. (I am a little suspicious on that claim. If he hadn't moved out, why hide? Why not make himself visible to the photographers, so the rumor would die down? Oh well, gossip is what sells. Let the game go on.)
11/13/2000, returning from Taipei, Tony was greeted by HK press in the airport. (They must have parked themselves permanently on the spot.) His silence on the probable breakup had only fueled the rumor. Tony appeared to be quite fatigue and exhausted with all the traveling and questioning. He hadn't gotten over the flu he caught earlier. Despite the weariness, he mingled and chatted with a group of fans who've been waiting for him. Still he refused to say a word in regards to the breakup or his relationship with Carina in general. (I doubt this silent treatment would quiet the rumors. After all, HK media is well-known for its fabrication of ridiculous stories and juicy tales. Only Time will tell the true story. As a fan, I really don't care whoever he chooses to be with, or without. It's his life, none of our business.)
On 11/11/2000, Tony went to Taipei celebrating the hot selling album "tony leung in the mood for love." The album sold 30,000 copies within three days. He signed autographs for more than six hundred fans. Prior to the autograph session, his relationship with Carina was again the center attention. Apple Daily reported Tony had moved out of May Tower about a week ago. Again, Tony declined to comment on the matter. (A Known Fact: May Tower was a flat where Tony and Carina lived, Tony paid the down-payment and mortgages, but the title of the property is under Carina.)
11/9/2000, Universal Music hosted an elaborate party for Tony's new album "tony leung In the Mood for Love." Tony's good friend, Jacky Cheung attended the party as the special guest. Jacky made fun of Tony, "People buy my album because they like the songs. But they would go out and buy Tony's album just to get his pictures." In return, Tony said," No, not for the pictures, they are buying the feeling I created." Again, he talked about how his childhood shaped up his personality today, insecure, reserve, and withdraw.
More rumors on Carina and Sherman Lee. HK tabloid reports that Carina took Sherman home on the Halloween night while Tony was away touring in Japan for ITMFL. Tony declined to respond to the rumors, and repeated his old line of "total trust in Carina." If you are interested in reading more of the gossips, go to Next Media.
I don't know about you guys, but I am very weary of reading the endless rumor mills. Whether they are true or not, it doesn't matter to me. We don't have to live under the same roof with Carina. If Tony is totally happy with whatever that's going on, so be it. After all, it's their lives together. Enough said.
11/4/2000, Tony, Maggie and WKW returned to Hong Kong last night from Japan. Despite the flight was delayed postponing their arrival until midnight, they were in a cooperative mood posing pictures and chatting with reporters. Again, questions centered on the rumors of Maggie & Tony romance. Are they, or aren't they? Maggie won't speak on the matter, while Tony's busy chatting about his new EP. Yes, he heard the MTV was banned from Taiwan, and perhaps it would be banned throughout the world, with the exception of France. Universal Music is planning to release another edition of EP, including the MTV as a bonus package. (Geez, I've just placed an order on this EP, does it mean I have to buy another version of it to get the MTV? What a Rip-off!)
11/2/2000, reports from Japan, in the ITMFL press conference, Tony and Maggie were told they had been nominated for the Best Actor and Best Actress of Taiwan Golden Horse Award. Both of them were quite excited with the news. ITMFL had 9 nominations, including best film and best director. However, it's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON that had the most nomination, 13. Interested Fans interaction with Tony in Japan? Make sure to read Nancy's Tony in Japan 2000.
11/2/2000, Tony is definitely on a roll. He's named one of the PEOPLE Magazine's most sexiest man alive! Well, we know that long time ago. PEOPLE Magazine's recognition is just frosting on the cake! Check out this year's sexiest men from PEOPLE.
Quote from PEOPLE: In Asia, where he has starred in more than 50 movies and recorded several Top 10 pop hits, Tony Leung can't walk the streets without being mobbed. And once Americans catch his starring role in the Hong Kong export In the Mood for Love -- for which he won this year's best actor award at Cannes -- strolling may prove equally problematic over here. Yet Leung, 38, is a reluctant star. "I'm shy," he explains. "I'm not sociable. I'm very insecure." Besides crowds, the 5'8" actor professes to hate parties, though his live-in girlfriend of 10 years, actress Carina Lau, 35, sometimes drags him along. Leung's quiet demeanor just adds to his magnetism, says actress-director Joan Chen: "His restraint makes you feel that there is a fire beneath the surface." The Hong Kong resident attributes his intensity to a rough childhood -- he was 8 when his father left the family, and as a teenager he sought emotional release in acting. "Fans say Ihave a lot of sorrow in my eyes," he says. "It's true."
10/28/2000, After reviewing Tony's MTV (titled 'tony leung in the mood for love'), the taiwanese government official placed a ban on the MTV. It has no explicit sexual, or violent scenes, but apparently it's got too much smoking scenes. More than three-fourth of the shots on Tony smoking a cigarette, it's against government regulation. In response to that, Universal Music cut an alternative version, slicing out all the smoking scenes. Eventhough the original MTV is now banned from TV, you can download the MTV from Universal Music through its website.
Note: There are the 5 sec, 15 sec commercial and the MTV in its entirty. QuickTime Player Required.