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Friday, March 25, 2011

Huayi Brothers discussing a series of projects with Charmaine Sheh

[Ent.163 24/3/2011]

HK Filmart (annual television fair) was held from March 21st to 24th. Tianyi TV, who previously produced popular works such as [Soldiers Sortie], [Soldiers and Their Commander] exhibited their upcoming grand production for year 2011.

During interview with Ent.163, Tianyi TV CEO Mr Wuyi announced that they will be investing in a grand production series titled [Cao Cao] in September. Actor Sun Hong Lei is casted as the male lead and will be portraying new version for Cao Cao. Mr Wuyi also revealed that they are currently liaising with Charmaine Sheh, and if the contract discussion is successful, Charmaine will be portraying major characters in [If You Are the One] and [Model].

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Calvin Choi sees Charmaine Sheh as his 'bra strap'

[Oriental Daily, Apple Daily, Mingpao 24/3/2011]

Last evening Ekin Cheng, Eric Kot, Charmaine Sheh and Fala Chen attended the [All Glam Star Exam] show hosted by The Grasshopper. The studio was tickled pink when Calvin Choi introduced Charmaine as his 'brother', mishearing him as saying 'bra strap'.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Charmaine Sheh considering the drama version of [If You Are the One]

Exclusive revelation from Tianyi TV: Waiting for contract to be signed

[Nanfang Daily 22/3/2011]

The management contract of TVB Dongka Fadan Charmaine Sheh is rumored to be expiring in April this year. There were rumors of Mainland China production companies offering ten million to attract her. Yesterday, the CEO of Tianyi TV Mr Wu Yi exclusively revealed to Nanfang Daily that they are interested in inviting Charmaine to star as lead actress in their grand production series [If You Are the One]. They are currently at final stage of contract negotiation. He expressed: "Firstly, we have sincerity, secondly she is willing. However we have not officially signed the contract yet." The reporter attempted to contact Charmaine to verify, however her manager has not responded at the moment.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Schedule: [All Star Glam Exam] recording

Charmaine will be recording the [All Star Glam Exam] show tomorrow. Since the show is hosted by her close friend Calvin Choy (Grasshopper), it's bound to be a lot of bantering! Hehe...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Charmaine Sheh absent from TVB new artistes pictorial

[Singtao 20/3/2011]

For the last two days, netizens circulated the upcoming cover of TVB magazine, featuring the pictorials of their 44 contracted artistes. With the exception of Roger Kwok, artistes showed off their new images by revealing their bare skins. However, artistes who are rumored to leave the company such as Charmaine Sheh, Joe Ma, Bowie Lam and the 'freezed' Amigo Chui were not included. On the cover, TVB featured 12 of their most promoted siusangs and fadans. It was speculated that TVB released the pictures earlier in weibo to quell the rumors of artistes leaving in batch.

Before this, there were rumors indicating that Charmaine and TVB were unable to reach an agreement in her contract renewal. With the current release of TVB artistes' pictorial, it seems that her relation with TVB has worsened. Netizen 'Jump' said: "The first thing I noticed is that there are no Charmaine Sheh, and also Bowie Lam." Netizens also point out the difference between the 'In' and 'Out' group.

Charmaine denies worsening relationship with TVB

Regarding her absence from TVB magazine, Charmaine expressed in telephone interview: "I coincidentally injured my arm during the time when TVB is shooting for the pictorial. Miss Lok (Virginia Lok) did ask me to shoot and said that she will arrange for me to take pictures later. However, since the other artistes have finished shooting, there's no reason to have everyone wait for me. Therefore I didn't shoot the pictorial. This has nothing do to with my contract with TVB."

On the other hand, TVB spent over 7 figure sum to shoot the pictorial for their management artistes, inviting professional stylist SK to design the new images for their 150 artistes. TVB executive Virginia Lok explained that as they did not shoot any pictorial last year, they kept using old pictures for their artistes. She revealed that SK had 5 days for the shoot; therefore TVB tried their best to accommodate their artistes' schedule to fit in. They will be arranging a second batch later. (Does the first batch represent the most promoted artistes?) Virginia replied: "This has nothing to do with it. 150 artistes is a lot, therefore we shoot the ones with available schedule first. Previously Tavia Yeung, Kevin Cheng, Charmaine Sheh and Bowie Lam were not in Hong Kong, we will definitely have arrangement for them."

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TVB is sure realistic...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Charmaine related news update (March 15-17)

Charmaine's weibo reached 1 million followers! Congrats Charmaine :) If you have a weibo account, you can follow hers at:

Note: I only translated parts related to Charmaine

Kevin Cheng hopes to collaborate with Charmaine Sheh again

[Oriental Daily 15/3/2011]

Regarding the news of rumored ex-girlfriend Charmaine Sheh not renewing her contract with TVB and intention to expand in Mainland China, Kevin Cheng wishes her luck: "She must have considered it thoroughly. She most probably will sign per series contract and continue filming TVB series. She will be working in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. I hope for the opportunity to work with her again. I wish her dream come true, earn more money!"

Wayne Lai supports Charmaine Sheh, doesn't believe to be faking injury

[ 15/3/2011]

While attending an event, Wayne Lai was asked to comment on the allegations that Charmaine Sheh faked her injury in order to withdraw from filming [Forensic Heroes 3]. At this, Wayne supported Charmaine: "Not necessary. With her current status in TVB, she don't need to fake injury. She can decline any series directly."

Raymond Lam bed pictures with girlfriend exposed, Charmaine Sheh’s support is in the heart

[The Sun 17/3/2011]

The handsome siusang Raymond Lam is famous for his 'Chok' look has rumors with plenty of fadans in the past. Regarding his 'bed pictures' being exposed, Charmaine Sheh said: "In my impression, Raymond is a little kid, he really wants to find a good girl to date and marry. (He was being used?) Can only focus on work and try to pacify emotions. (Will you comfort him?) He is very strong, doesn't want to trouble other people. In summary, we are good friends; will keep it in the heart!"

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

[Female Constables] character demo previews

Charmaine Sheh as Lau Ming Yuet

Bobby Au Yeung as Au Yeung Dong

Jiang Hong and Wang Xiang Hong as Au Yeung Shing Nam and Jin Chew

Jiang Hong as Au Yeung Shing Nam

Charmaine Sheh and Bobby Au Yeung as Lau Ming Yuet and Au Yeung Dong

Credit to 郭潇Jason weibo.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Charmaine Sheh: Leaving because of no award is too shallow

[Mingpao 12/03/2011]

Yesterday Charmaine Sheh accepted an interview on Eileen Cha's radio show and talked about her contract with TVB. She directly said there are a lot of choices; and she is going to finalize whether to renew contract; or sign with a Mainland China company or even as a freelance agent in the next two months. She denies the losing TV Queen award as the reason for leaving TVB: "Don't label me as so shallow! I hope to achieve another peak in my career. The most ideal option is to spend half of my time in Hong Kong, and the other half in Mainland China. My final decision will be based on growth opportunities, quality of the job and also sense of security. Both TVB and outside agencies have shown immense sincerity. Virginia Lok understand my viewpoint, just that she is worried people will be taking advantage of me out there. Of course I feel a bit reluctant leaving TVB, but the world is round. Me staying or leaving is just the matter of a year or two."

In recent years, plenty actresses met their husband while filming series in Mainland China. At this, Charmaine said it depends on fate and joked that she will abandon her career after finding Mr Right. Regarding the allegations of her dating a wealthy, 24 years old Mainland China business heir, she unconcernedly replied: "If this is true, then I won't be working anymore. This is made up! I prefer my other half to be older and taller than me, someone who could guide me in solving problems and connect emotionally." Mentioning rumored ex-flame Moses Chan, Charmaine frankly said they have not been in contact. As they have known each other for a very long time, they do not have romantic sparks and therefore will not pursue a relationship. She revealed that she once missed out on a suitor because she was worried if he liked her for her fame and money. Now, she won't be too wary anymore.

Charmaine Sheh: Don't label me as so shallow!

[Wenweipo 12/03/2011]

Yesterday Charmaine Sheh accepted Eileen Cha's radio interview and talked about her arm injury, which has to be in cast for 5 weeks. To prevent muscle atrophy (weakening of muscle), she has to do physiotherapy. Still, some tabloid accused her as faking her injury in order to avoid filming [Forensic Heroes 3]. At this, Charmaine indicate that it is her loss not being able to film a guaranteed high rating series like [FH3]. In addition, she missed out on the income of 4-5 events during this period. Luckily, TVB executive Catherine Tsang, Virginia Lok and producer Mui Siu Ching were considerate toward her condition.

Mentioning the issue of her TVB contract expiring in 2 months, Charmaine frankly said she is 'born' in TVB and sees it as her maternal home. No matter what the future holds, she will always maintain a good relationship with them. Regarding allegations of her refusing to renew her contract due to losing out TV Queen award, she said: "Don't label me so shallow; awards can be significant but not that important. Besides, I already won before. If I win both awards, does that mean other people will not renew their award as well?"

As Charmaine is TVB highest earning actress, it is true that she has to pay income tax exceeding HKD2 million? Charmaine did not reveal the exact amount, but bitterly admits that she feels painful paying a huge amount of tax from her own savings. She was asked whether it is true that a Mainland China agency is offering HKD15 million contract to her, hence not renewing her contract with TVB. Charmaine laughed and said: "Why don't they say it's HKD1 billion? Those are baseless rumors. Money is important, but I'm placing emphasize on personal development. I can choose to be a freelance agent, or sign another company or sign TVB in the future."

Reflecting throughout her career in TVB, Charmaine conquered 3 peaks in the past. The first one is winning 2nd runner up in MHK pageant, the second time is winning her first TV award and the third one as winning "Double TV Queen". Does she aspire in movie industry as well? Charmaine said that she might consider it in the next 2, 3 years – however she wishes to look for a good husband next. Afterall, a woman is more beautiful when they are in love. Is she currently dating a 24 years old wealthy business heir as rumored? Charmaine laughed and said: "If that is the case, then I won't be working anymore. Truthfully, even if this person exists, I do not need him to take care of my leaving. I've never experienced 'older woman, younger man' relationship before. Even if it occurs I hope that the age gap will be limited to 3-4 years only. I prefer someone older who can teach me in solving problems."

Mentioning that Moses Chan is a 'hot property', Charmaine joked and said that she is also a 'hot property' herself. However, since they have known each other for a long time, they do not create romantic sparks together. Charmaine revealed that she once has a good suitor, but the relationship did not develop further as she was unable to meet him for 4 months due to busy schedule. She jokingly said that nowadays she will not give up so easily if she found someone suitable. If she is getting married, she won't make it a secret, however she is not inclined to hold wedding banquet.

As for ex-flame Benny Chan who is living in the same building, Charmaine said she already sold her apartment during the high peak of real estate pricing and is currently looking to buy a new apartment. Therefore they will no longer be neighbors. However, she most probably will see him in Mainland China when she seek to advance her career there.

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For more detailed interview, you can listen to the radio clips in the post below!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Charmaine @ Eileen Cha radio interview 11/03/2011

Credit to 爱佘宣 from Charmaine Baidu Forum

* Charmaine is currently negotiating series either in late March/April or May.
(It could be Mainland or TVB series, she didn't goes into detailed mention, but earlier this year she was rumored to be offered a Mainland series with Athena Chu in April)
* She will announce her decision about TVB contract in May.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Charmaine endorses fusion tea "Fei Cha 6+1"

Yesterday, Charmaine flew to Shanghai for the photoshoot of "Fei Cha 6+1". It's a Mainland China fusion tea brand. Billy Choi accompanied her as her stylist.

The ads are scheduled for summer release, therefore Charmaine wore light clothing despite the cold weather (8 degree Celsius).

Here's some pictures of the photoshoot and press meeting, credit as labeled.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Charmaine Sheh silently acknowledge that she will no longer continue being TVB biological daughter

[Mingpao 03/03/2011]

Charmaine Sheh was rumored to be offered a two year contract worth HKD15 million by a Mainland China agency, prompting her decision to leave her management company TVB of 14 years and changing her contract to per series filming. She will no longer be TVB 'biological daughter'. Last evening, Charmaine for the first time acknowledged that she has decided to leave and admits that she is considering signing per series contract with TVB. She denies faking her injury to decline filming series (FH3), asking the media not to continue rubbing salt on her wound.

Losing 7 figure sum, stop rubbing salt into the wound

Previous month, Charmaine abruptly withdrew from TVB grand production series [Forensic Heroes 3] after accidentally injuring her arm. There were rumors saying that she is dating a wealthy Mainland China heir; also allegations that she was given a lucrative offer of HKD15 million by Mainland China production agency prompting her to leave TVB after her contract expires in May. Last evening Charmaine attended the event [Jewels of Italy], wearing a sexy tube dress and jewelries worth over HKD10 million. She expressed that this is her first job since resuming work and her injury has already recovered. However, she will need to undergo physiotherapy. Her doctor has already instructed her on the simple steps, and temporarily she will not be filming action scenes.

Regarding the rumors of her faking injury to reject the series, Charmaine said that the injury is due to accident, causing her to miss out on a high rated series [FH3]. It's her loss. In addition the injury happened during the peak period of Chinese New Year, therefore she have to cancel her jobs, losing nearly 7 figure sum of extra income. Hence she asked to stop rubbing salt on her wound.

Considering 'per series filming contract'

Is it true that she is offered HKD15 million by a Mainland China agency to leave TVB? She smiled and said first of all she thankful for everyone's concern, TVB is her maternal home where she grew up in. No matter where she headed in the future, (TVB) will always be her home. Definitely not renewing contract? She said that she will maintain a good relationship with TVB. Will she sign per series filming contract? She admits that she is considering it. What about the rumors of other companies trying to recruit her? Charmaine stressed that it has nothing to do with money.

Not responding on the rumors of wealthy boyfriend

There are rumors saying that TVB intended to air [Sister Fa] earlier in order to retain Charmaine. At this, Charmaine indicate that an actor has no control over the broadcast schedule; therefore she does not know when it will be aired. However, she will definitely take part in the promotional activities. As for the exact expiry date of her contract with TVB, Charmaine refused to reveal and only indicate it is within this year.

Does she really have a wealthy Mainland China boyfriend? Charmaine said she does not wish to respond to made up tales.

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News clips
Mingpao news
Apple Daily
Tudou interview *recommended
TVB E-News

Pictures, credit as labeled:

Sehseh: It's pretty much confirmed that Charmaine will not renew her contract with TVB as managed artist. However, given her good track record with TVB she is very likely to sign 'per series contract' and is currently negotiating the terms and conditions, hence the reply 'considering'. It's her roundabout way in acknowledging her departure without closing doors and offending any parties.

As for her future project, I believe that she is still deciding whether to be a freelance agent or signing with another management company. Tina has left TVB - but she will still continue to be Charmaine's manager. Charmaine have a lot of trust and rapport with Tina, it's no surprise that they decided to continue as a team.

On a sidenote, I wonder when TVB is going to release [When Heaven Burns]...

p.s. The voting for [NEXT TV Awards 2011] will end today (6pm HK time). Have you voted for Charmaine yet? If not, please hurry up and show your support to Charmaine. For those who have voted, Thank You for your effort!

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