Andy Lau Tak-wah kicked off his series of concerts last Saturday on a high note, despite the absence of Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo. The Inter-Milan striker failed to show up at the Hong Kong Coliseum, citing security reasons. Lau had splashed out $30 million for the production, while each member of the audience received a free VCD about preparations for the concerts. There was a huge cheer when the Canto-pop star invited Rosamund Kwan Chi-lam, Deanie Yip Tak-han, Nat Chan Pak-cheung and Or Sau-leung to the stage. Lau said he had suffered from heatstroke during a rehearsal, but it had not affected his performance. Rumour has it that Shirley Kwan Suk-yee is in debt. She has moved out from her flat in Happy Valley and is now estimated to be worth only about $1 million. At one time, the singer's assets had topped the $30 million mark. EEG managing director Lee Chun admitted his company had stopped negotiations with Kwan. But he said money had nothing to do with the rift, adding that the main issue was a difference of opinion about her direction in music. Chan Po-chu attracted thousands of fans at a charity cake sale. A popular actress in the 70s, Chan - who appeared in Sentimental Journey - said she would consider acting again if she was offered a good script. Actress Suen Huen, actor Law Ka-leung and singer Mir iam Yeung Chin-wah have opened a shop in Sha Tin which sells fresh fruit juice. The trio said they would open another shop in Central soon. There was such a big crowd for William So Wing-hong's Taiwan concert that seats had to be removed to let people in. More than 5,000 watched the show at the 3,000-seat stadium.