SINGER Leon Lai Ming has been embroiled in a slanging match with certain air stewardesses who called a television programme to complain about him being rude to them during a recent flight. His excuse was original, to say the least. Lai said that for Hong Kong to be prosperous and successful, the stewardesses had to face tests and undergo trials before they could do their jobs properly. And, he was only doing his part to test them. No matter who was right or wrong, maybe Lai should also look into the possibility of 'tests' for singers in chivalry. Foster parent DON'T be surprised if you see Chow Yun-fat wandering around the SAR over the Lunar New Year holidays with someone who looks like Hollywood actress/director Jodie Foster. The two met for a cosy dinner for the first time in Beverly Hills recently and Chow was very impressed with Foster's intelligence. During the course of their dinner, Foster mentioned plans to spend three days in Hong Kong before flying to Malaysia to start filming on Anna And The King, so naturally Chow offered to be her tour guide. It won't be Foster's first time in the SAR, however. Last year she made a secret stopover here after a three-week holiday on the mainland. Happy Maggie AD-LIB knows quite a few men who will be most disappointed to read the following: yes, folks, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk has done the deed. Back in town to start work on Wong Kar-wai's new movie, Cheung has admitted she and French director Olivier Assayas have tied the knot in a simple and very private ceremony in Paris on Boxing Day. The actress, who is confirmed for Steven Spielberg's coming Memoirs Of A Geisha, now sports her wedding band on her right thumb. No, it is not a French custom, it is just that the family heirloom is a bit too big for her finger, and they did not want to have it resized. A new focus TVB's infotainment programme Focus On Focus is coming to the end of its road after all. The programme, which has often given the paparazzi a run for its money, will air for the last time after Easter and will give way to a new programme. Station officials say they are hoping to try something new with the time slot. There is no word yet on whether the hosts of the programme, such as Dodo Cheng Yue-ling and James Wong, will be keeping their jobs on the new programme. But, no doubt, many feel that, after four years of Focus On Focus, it is time for a change of format.