Johnson Lee In Feud with Louis Yuen and Wong Cho Lam?

By on June 2, 2013 in NEWS

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With his reality prankster show Office of Practical Jokes <玩嘢王> raking in consistently high weekend ratings, it is of no surprise that Johnson Lee (李思捷) is getting rumors for having a cocky diva behavior. But could all of this nonsense gossip actually be true?

According to Sudden Weekly’s sources, Johnson has been acting arrogant towards his Fook Luk Sau (福祿壽) buddies, Louis Yuen (阮兆祥) and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍). Their rumored feud actually began last year while prepping up for their comedy concert; Johnson indirectly admitted himself that there was team discord, “There were some arguments, but [the problem] is about our work, not each other.”

Fook Luk Sau temporarily separated after completing their Hong Kong Coliseum concert last year, but the trio recently teamed up again to film a commercial ad for Hong Kong’s Wellcome supermarket. It has been reported that the trio was hired for at least $5 million HKD to film the ad, in which each member would pocket up to $1.7 million HKD.

In the ad’s original storyboard, Johnson was required to cross-dress as a woman for comedic effect. However, sources say that Johnson insisted to keep his facial hair and refused to dress up as a woman. Allegedly, the trio were almost fired from their jobs due to Johnson’s demanding behavior, but Wellcome finally agreed to give in to Johnson’s request.

A source said, “Louis and Cho Lam are not very happy with Johnson’s fussy attitude. He is very difficult to work with, which is why Louis will not invite Johnson to his own concert this year. He was planning to invite Cho Lam, but because Cho Lam is a managed TVB artist, the commission is expensive, so Louis will just fly solo with his show. It will be like performing at his own Fook Luk Sau concert.”

The reporters of Sudden Weekly visited Cho Lam on the set of Gilded Chopsticks <食為奴> at TVB Studios to ask for his response on his rumored feud with Johnson. Cho Lam admitted, “Johnson insisted to keep his mustache and didn’t want to dress up as a woman. He’s always been like this, so Louis and I decided to dress up instead!” Cho Lam added, “[Honestly], we looked much better than him! We don’t want the audience to throw up at his look!”

Will Fook Luk Sau team up again in the future? “We will be performing together at Lydia Shum’s (沈殿霞) memorial concert on June 1, but Louis has his own big project to do afterwards. I have to shoot a movie, and Johnson has his new drama. We will be preoccupied.”

Louis also confessed that a future Fook Luk Sau reunion will not happen in the near future, “We have our own projects to do.” Louis will be preparing for his own comedy concert, which will be held at the end of the year. “I originally wanted to hold a stand-up comedy show, but it was decided that the show would be better off as a concert. I’ve been in this industry for over 30 years, so I really want to do something for myself.”

Louis confirmed that Cho Lam and Johnson will not perform at his concert. “I want Fook Luk Sau to be like Hong Kong’s own SMAP (Japanese boy band) – to still be together but we each get to do our own thing.”

Is it true that Johnson refused to dress up as a woman in a recent commercial? Louis said, “I don’t know! I just know that I will try my best to coordinate to the clients’ demands.”

Johnson could not be reached for comment.

Source: Sudden Weekly #931 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

32 comments to Johnson Lee In Feud with Louis Yuen and Wong Cho Lam?

  1. Gar says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this rumour was true.

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  2. pandamao says:

    Johnson – lose the attitude or lose the friends.

    Your office prank show will last for a season.

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    • bear replied:

      it’s funny how he start putting up his ego after he been dressed as a women so many times. he’s fame made him stop being a drag queen! GOOD JOB!

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      • Michael replied:

        He ended up dressing as a woman and losing his mustache in the latest Office prank.

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      • pandamao replied:

        @Michael – that show was probably filmed before he got any recognition from Office Pranks.

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      • MW replied:

        @Michael,
        Maybe Johnson is “stealing” ideas for his own reality prankster show Office of Practical Jokes ? Don’t expect to see anything new in the trio acts (if anymore).

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  3. Larry 3 says:

    egos.

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  4. lol says:

    cholam always has smart comments to make

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  5. Exo jern says:

    such a shame! johnson does look like the diva in the group. good on louis for having his own show!

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  6. Puff says:

    I think Johnson have been spoilt, given that he’s from a wealthy family.

    Louis Yuen on the other hand looks like a genuine nice, happy go lucky guy. I like his positive attitude. He is such a gentleman and offered to eat Nancy Sit’s wasabi sushi on Super Trio Maximus ep2.

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    • bear replied:

      Drag Queen —> Whiny Princess

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Is he rich?

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      • Puff replied:

        Apparently his dad is a shipping tycoon? I read it many years ago so my recollection may be wrong.

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    • Victoria replied:

      Hmm are you saying all rich kids are spoiled? That’s a pretty darn big assumption/stereotype.
      I do agree that Louis Yuen seems very nice though. He neither confirmed nor denied the rumors whereas Wong Cho Lam took the chance to bash Johnson. Wong Cho Lam’s last comment was particularly harsh.

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  7. cloud9 says:

    Johnson Lee lucky having Louis Yuen and Wong Cho Lam in Fook Luk Sau or else nobody take note on him.
    Johnson good for K-Lei-Fei role

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  8. Hannahh says:

    Good on Louis for having concert!

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  9. Funn Lim says:

    I think the rumours are true. He has always been teased about his wealth (true?), his womanising ways and his diva-ish behaviour. But doesn’t mean the group is over, not for as long as there is still money to be made.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      And between the 3, Johnson is actually the one who can impersonate the best. His Andy Lau, Leon Lai and the such were spot on.

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      • pandamao replied:

        Yes – but impersonation isn’t the gulp of their acts. The witty lines are much more needed than the repetitive impersonations. I think the witty lines may be Louis and Wong Cho Lam more though.

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      • MW replied:

        Saw the trio act at Lydia Shum’s (沈殿霞) memorial concert. It was Wong Cho Lam’s impersonation that received the loudest/most enthusiastic applause from the audience.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        He has comedic timing but he is not well liked. Most comedians are problem people, you know?

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      • pandamao replied:

        @ Funn Lim –

        Likely all comedians are problem people since they tend to use a sector of people and mock at them.

        I’m sure there are folks out that in Mainland that hate WCL for his Inbound Troubles.

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  10. aaronkwokfusing says:

    Johnson Lee = IDIOTS FACE and UGLY Looking.

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  11. Meiyi says:

    Fame has gotten into Johnsons head! Seriously, without Cho Lam & Louise, he wouldnt have been famous! His fame is going down the drain soon, with these atttitude, & womanising!

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  12. Yen says:

    Johnson at times reminded me of Stephen Chow Sing Chi!

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Not quite but he is probably TVB’s best impersonator of stars. Never failed in his impersonation, especially Andy Lau. The face may not match but the voice, the mannerisms. He can sing, he can dance, he can play music and sometimes he can act too. It is true however of the 3, Louis Yuen is most loved because he was on TV the longest, second is Wong Cho Lam and Johnson the least most probably because well quite frankly he has this very egoistical arrogant face that you can’t help but slap but you can deny, of the 3, he is actually the most potential as comedian and impersonator.

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  13. DwightLinToTheRightTeam says:

    I always felt J.Lee looked out of place. King Kong would be a better fit given he makes people laugh like the other 2.

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    • pandamao replied:

      What King Kong? He is who I question the most. I find his sense of humor, or lack of, to be inappropriate. He lets go of all his dignity and lets Eric Tsang beat him around.

      If I had to pick a replacement for Johnson Lee on the Trios it would be Sum Mei but the distance b/w Johnson and Sum Mei are soooooo far apart. Johnson, albeit arrogant, has talent that the industry lacks.

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      • Clementine replied:

        I like your thought of Sum Mei-and I also agree, if we can compare Johnson and Sum Mei, in terms of comedic talent and skills, I think Johson takes the baton for comedic performances.

        For Sum Mei, his comedic skills, although audiences can get a good laugh out of his performances, it’s more subtle (mainly by the witty remarks he makes so eoffrtlessly and naturally!

        imo, Johnson is a real talented artist.

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    • Clementine replied:

      There is a difference between laughing WITH and laughing AT. In Johnson’s case, most times the audience is laughing with him with the humour he creates. As for King Kong, he makes the audience laugh AT his behaviour and personality. At times I feel rather pitiful for him, whether he does it intentionally or naturally, most times people laugh at the way he makes a fool out of himself. Not saying it’s a completely negative thing since he actually does bring laughter to people, but watching him being humiliated and toyed around by Eric etc. on variety shows is quite sad to realise sometimes. I’m sure he’d find it a lot better for his confidence and dignity if he made others laugh in other ways besides humiliating himself or being playfully bashed by others.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I agree. With King Kong, it was almost as if laughing at him for being a fool but with Johnson, like his impersonation, I laughed because it was very accurate and almost like as you rightly should in a parody.

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  14. Clementine says:

    Out of all three, I’ve always had quite a liking for Louis Yuen as an artist and performer. I think he is the most genuine in the trio. I wouldn’t say Cholam and Johnson are not genuine, but Johnson does give out a rather ‘too-cool-for-you’ vibe, but to me I think reporters claims are a bit exaggerated as usual…once something/someone gets attention, news and rumours just suddenly appear to stir up talks lol.

    Whether or not these rumours are true, the trio was quite a succes together. It is in a way sad to see them go separate ways and not continue, but it’s understandable that they can’t forever be a trio and neglect their own personal aspirations or build upon their own development. But can’t imagine they wouldnt have any arguments whilst working with each other…each of them has their own distinct personality and style so a clash with dfferent opinions would be inevitable.

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