WHAT fun when a singer gets too big for her boots - even before she gets the boots. Former Manda-pop songbird CoCo Lee released her international debut last week with the first promotional stop being Asia. Before arriving in the SAR, the Hong Kong-born singer (who now probably wants to be known as Chinese American) was already raising temperatures - not with her sexy clothes, but with her insistence on not being interviewed in Chinese, which naturally did not go down well here. Lee finally capitulated, but the visit was also marred by last-minute schedule changes because she had been 'too busy' in the US to rehearse with her band. Ads for her album may be screaming 'international superstar' but someone should tell Lee that she is not in the same league as Mariah Carey or Celine Dion. Moreover, the latter two have been more pleasant to deal with. Mega-strain case TVB's 100-episode mega-series On The Threshold Of A New Era has claimed its first victim: Flora Chan Wai-shan. The show host turned actress has buckled under the strain and developed Meniere's Syndrome, which is caused by an imbalance of fluids in the inner ear. Although a Chinese doctor has helped her keep the problem under control, TVB's script development department is scrambling to make changes to the storyline as the actress has to return to the US to recuperate. Chan was supposed to play a major part throughout the whole series but producer Tommy Leung Kar-shi says her role will now be cut down to about 60 episodes and be filmed in Hong Kong only. Here's to her speedy recovery. Off-course stars IT is hard to pinpoint the reason but the SAR has been seeing much erratic behaviour from its celebrities lately. Maybe the depressed film and music industries have played a part, but the normally scandal-filled industry has been even more colourful. First, allegations that Yammie Lam Kit-ying tried to commit suicide, then came Pauline Chan Po-lin creating a ruckus at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taipei. The end of this millennium may see the public's attention fixed on two male celebrities, however: disc jockey Hung Chiu-fung and singer Ken Choi Fung-wah. Hung has been making hilarious and rude revelations about his ex-girlfriend, socialite Po Wing-kam. Choi, on the other hand, recently held a press conference to announce that he was holding a concert tomorrow. Unfortunately, he had no registered company to do it under which made it all rather illegal. Marriage vows DESPITE attempts to keep the paparazzi away from their marriage ceremony, actress Chingmy Yau Shuk-ching and Sham Kar-wai, boss of fashion company IT, had to finally accept defeat and make their vows under the glare of the media limelight. The couple had earlier tried to throw the press off their trail by tossing out far-flung destinations such as South Africa and Europe but finally said 'I do' at Tokyo's Meridien Grand Pacific Hotel last Sunday. The $1.8 million reception was attended by their showbiz friends. Congratulations to the happy pair.