Results from a test screening of The Corrupter in Hollywood recently have shown that local heart-throb Chow Yun-fat's ratings have improved. Audiences have given Chow the thumbs-up in his second Hollywood outing (starring opposite Mark Wahlberg) because the film has a stronger plot and Chow is more impressive in his role as a New York City cop. The film is scheduled for release in the United States and Hong Kong at the end of the year. Chow's commercial for a local telecoms service has been so well received they have invited him to 'star' in a new commercial next month. After that he should be able to get some rest in Hong Kong before publicity rounds start for his film. Shooting for his third Hollywood movie, The King And I, will start next year. Musical aiming for teen vote Jackie Cheung Hok-yau seems to have started a new trend in original musicals with his snow.wolf.lake last year. Retired singer Sam Hui Koon-kit has announced he will put together a stage musical for the Lunar New Year starring Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan Siu-chun, Gigi Leung Wing-kei and Miriam Yeung Chin-wah. Given that these four are known more as teen idols than for their live singing, Ad-lib believes the musical will be highly challenging for Hui. Cheung will no doubt be able to tell him the importance of having good singers with stamina, but then it is obvious Hui is only aiming for the teenybopper market. Love rivals still in the running Whatever public sympathy Miss Hong Kong runner-up Vivian Lee Ming-wai might have got for supposedly having her man stolen from under her nose has been wiped clean by revelations that she received $1.2 million as a 'breakup payoff' from businessman James Wu. However, that has not put TVB off either Lee or her alleged love rival, Yung Ka-shui. A top studio official said the studio would still be interested in getting either or both of them on contract if they were right for the roles. That should be small consolation for Yung, however, who has lost out on several commercials. 'I've got it,' says jubilant Lau We are happy Andy Lau Tak-wah has finally managed to land his longed-for mobile-phone commercial. As of last month, Lau was the only one of the four Canto-pop kings (Leon Lai Ming, Jacky Cheung and Aaron Kwok Fu-shing being the others) still to appear in one of these million-dollar outings.