Wednesday, June 14, 2006
[The Sun 15/06/06]
After playing the agreeable character of Chun Fen in "Dance of Passion", Charmaine Sheh has become the target of many sponsors for their advertising campaigns and has filmed two skincare ads in a row. For Charmaine's convenience, the sponsors arranged for the ads to be shot at the studios, so little wonder that Charmaine was prepared to risk life and limb riding a bike with no brakes on a ten foot platform.
Charmaine has been finishing off filming for new series "Pearl of the Orient" and originally the sponsors had arranged two days location filming for the ad, but because of the rain and Charmaine's tightly packed schedules, the shoot was moved to the studio instead and Charmaine was quite touched by this. The sponsors then paid for a Swiss street set to be built in the studio as well as mountains and a waterfall scene.
During filming, Charmaine had to ride a bike from a ten foot high platform, but it was quite dangerous as the bike had no brakes. At first, she was quite worried and the sponsors changed the scene to her pushing the bike, but Charmaine felt that the results weren't as good and insisted on taking the risk and riding the bike. Although there were eight 'human' brakes ready to catch her, she still nearly fell off during rehearsals and it frightened her a little, but finally it was all completed successfully.
Charmaine's fee for this ad has doubled from the last one, rapidly approaching seven figures and making her very happy. When it was mentioned that she would have to pay twice as much tax, Charmaine says that she nearly fainted, but it just means she has to work even harder to make more money.
[The Sun 15/06/06]
Since the rumours broke that Deep Ng has been dating model Jacqueline, this has quickly been followed by reports of his break up with girlfriend Nancy Wu, but deep has been hoping that he will see Nancy on his birthday. As he turned 23 on Tuesday, he did not take the day off to spend with his girlfriend, but instead spent the day filming his new music video in Happy Valley.
Maybe Nancy had read the reports, but at 10 minutes to midnight, she arrived at the studio with Deep's assistant with a cake that she had made herself to wish him a happy birthday. When they noticed the press were present, they seemed a little wary and awkward, but after much persuasion, they agreed to pose for a photograph together.
When the staff brought the heart-shaped cake out, Deep was very happy and gave Nancy a kiss on the cheek, that surprised her a little. Afterwards, she stayed to watch Deep continue filming, staying for over an hour before leaving. Afterwards, then the press called Nancy, she refused to comment, but said: "Our relationship has not been affected by anything, we are still the same! Work is the most important thing at the moment, but a birthday only happens once a year, so I made him a special cake."
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