Janice Vidal declined interviews from TVB for "silent treatment", Monday January 25, 2010
Jan 25 2010, 09:52 PM
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Source: Oriental Daily
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Janice Vidal declined interviews from TVB for "silent treatment"
Janice Vidal and her junior Aarif Lee are both TVB contracted singers, but yesterday they were "going against" (jok fan) TVB as they rejected their interview, leading to TVB's dissatisfaction. It was rumored that their record company Amusic was unhappy that both Janice and Aarif failed to get awards at <JSG Awards>, so they are giving the "silent treatment" to TVB.
Amusic's artists Leon Lai, Miriam Yeung, Janice and Aarif all attended three different public events last Saturday. Leon and Miriam accepted both TVB and iCable's independent interviews at the events, however Janice and Aarif who are not under the Big 4 record companies, but are TVB contracted singers suddenly declined to both TV station interviews. That day when the TVB reporter requested for an independent interview with Janice and Aarif, an Amusic staff member came and pulled them away: "We are not doing television interviews today, we will have an explanation for you." The TVB reporter was also shoo-ed away, as Janice and Aarif were kept backstage looking embarrassed.
"Don't know how to talk " as a reason
Yesterday the media contacted Amusic's CEO (Wong Hoi Man), he admitted that it was just Jancie and Aarif who did not accept any interviews by the TV stations. He explained: "The Big 4 and TVB are currently having problems, attracting many sensitive questions. Both Janice and Aarif do not know how to talk, to avoid them from suffering unnecessary pressure, the company decided to not let them do interviews." He stressed that Janice and Aarif's contract with TVB have not changed, Janice is even taking part in a TVB program this week.
Learning the "real reason"
TVB's General Manager of Production Department (Pang Jai Choi) expressed that TVB immediately contacted Amusic to get an understanding of what is happening. That day the reason why Amusic refused to do interviews is because: "Janice and Aarif did not know how to speak correctly, so they did not accept the TV stations individual interviews. TVB will closely monitor the situation and see if that is really the real reason." As for the rumors that Amusic was unhappy with no awards for Janice and Aarif, he said that the award presentation/variety show department is responsible for that: "I don't know." Asked if he will tell the reporters to temporarily not interview Janice and Aarif? He expressed that he will have to see how the situation is first, TVB will not force people.
Also, if the Four Station "Media Music Award" will be presented, the decision will be announced today. It was said that RTHK will still present the award because the other three media stations have not received a notice of any change.
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