A LITTLE bird has told Ad-lib that soul diva Whitney Houston will be making an appearance in Hong Kong on New Year's Eve - unfortunately, unless you're Richard Li Tzar-kai's friend or business associate, you won't be watching her belt out her new hits. The diva will be performing only at the private New Year's Eve dinner hosted by the tycoon and will also be throwing the switch to launch the Cyber-Port project a couple of hours before the countdown. Also appearing at that concert will be the crooners All-4-One. But Ricky Martin fans can start shaking their bon-bons because the Latino idol is scheduled to wiggle those hips at the Hong Kong Coliseum in April (date to be confirmed). It's good that his appeal is finally being recognised here. Diving accident robs Law of hearing COMMISERATIONS to actress Jacqueline Law Wai-kuen . . . the one-time girlfriend of Stephen Chiau Sing-chi has lost most of her hearing after going diving recently. Law, who now lives in Singapore, told reporters she was deaf in her right ear and had only about 20 per cent hearing in the other, and that doctors did not have high hopes of a complete recovery. Law said diving was not to blame for her dilemma: she was unaware her eardrums were unusually thin and hence more susceptible to water pressure. Wang caught up in bedroom scene FORMER 1960s swashbuckling hero Wang Yu provided a bit of excitement for the Taiwanese media last week when he kicked down a door to find his estranged wife in another man's bedroom. Although Wang (father of Canto-pop singer Linda Wong Hing-ping) and his wife were separated, friends said he was hoping for a reconciliation. Nothing untoward was happening when he bashed down the door but strangely enough, the wife said she had just gone into the room to chat with the man, while the man said he was asleep and had no idea what she was doing in his room! Kingly role Chow's big breakthrough CHOW Yun-fat's latest Hollywood offering Anna And The King has been winning a lot of plaudits for him in the United States. The film has done for him what the action vehicles, The Replacement Killers and The Corruptor, failed to. Reviewers have raved about his commanding performance as King Mongkut and test-screening audiences cannot seem to get enough of him. Twentieth Century Fox has certainly grabbed the bull by the horns and have signed him for another Hollywood movie.