The latest issue of TVB Weekly (Issue 717) certainly caused a buzz in the HK entertaiment scene. 44 TVB contracted artistes were feature with bare shoulders giving the illusion that they may be naked. Artistes with rumours of them leaving TVB such as Charmaine Sheh, Joe Ma and Bowie Lam were not part of the photoshoot.
With rumours circulating about Charmaine's impending departure from TVB, fans and netizens are quick to jump to the conclusion that Charmaine's crisis with TVB has reached another level seeing that she is not part of the photoshoot.
It was revealed that TVB spent a 7-figure sum to hire professional designer, SK to take these artsy shot. TVB Executive, Virginia Lok explained that TVB did not take any new photos for their artistes last year. As such, they decided to take new photos this year to avoid having to re-use the dated photos.
As SK only has 5 days of "free time" TVB has to accomodate this schedule by rescheduling their own artistes' schedule. Virginia Lok also revealed that later on there will be a second batch of artistes who will get their turn. She says TVB has a total of 150 artistes and the number is huge. She adds that people such as Tavia Yeung, Kevin Cheng, Charmaine Sheh and Bowie Lam who were not in Hong Kong when the first round of photoshoot took place will have theirs taken at a later time.
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Source: Oriental Daily with translations by aZnangel @ AsianUniverse.net