AARON Kwok Fu-shing may have lost out to Leon Lai Ming on a lucrative endorsement deal for a bank credit card, but his record company has made up for it in a big way. Kwok just extended his recording contract with Warner Music for a reported eight-figure advance. Warner, in keeping with its title for him as 'Asia King', put on a celebratory feast at the swank Regent Hotel that its Asian office heads and more than 160 guests attended. It did set back Warner an extra $5 million. Guests spotted the glitter of tears in Kwok's eyes as he toasted the crowd. It is nice to be wanted! Thieves target funny man's motor FORMER DJ and comedian Eric Kot Man-fai must have car-thief magnets in his cars. Kot had a car of his stolen last Tuesday night, the second to be pinched. He had apparently parked it in a lot near his North Point office but discovered at about 11pm that it had been stolen. Luckily for him, police noticed it abandoned in Sha Tin in the wee hours. The $600,000 Japanese-made Aristo was none the worse for wear but Kot lost his mobile telephone and about $1,000 in cash. Nothing else in his wallet was stolen, but he might like to avoid leaving his wallet in his cars in future. A year or so ago, thieves made off with his luxury sports car. Actress loses fight against cancer THERE is sad news about actress Kan Wai-chun. She died in hospital on Monday afternoon after fighting a brain tumour for 22 months. Kan, 32, who was said to be in remission, suffered a relapse last week and reportedly fell into a coma, despite doctors' efforts. Her father told reporters of her bravery. An operation this year was said to have helped, but she suffered seizures last month. She first discovered she had a tumour in 1997 after suffering from migraines. Shutterbugs swarm for jailbird's release FORMER beauty queen Amy Chung Wai-yee is expected to be released from San Bernadino Jail in Los Angeles on September 2 after serving time for credit-card fraud. Even though that is more than a week away, Chinese paparazzi are already staking out the jail to catch her walking out of the gates. Chung, however, well used to the ways of the Hong Kong media, is trying to avoid them. She is even said to have applied to the prison's board for help and protection, and requested that she be released either a few days earlier or later. But knowing the paparazzi, Ad-lib does not think that is going to help. They will stay at their posts until they get those pictures.