Posted on 06 November 2013.
Posted on 02 June 2013.
Charice gave an exclusive interview to Boy Abunda.
Boy: Everybody is talking about you…Let’s start here. Why have you avoided the media?
Charice: When there are big issues that come out, of course I’m afraid because I’m still human. I’m very careful to the point that I don’t know anymore what I should say just so people’s reaction to it will be neutral. I don’t want to suddenly say something and then everything will be negative. I gave myself a break to think what I should do, what next steps I need to take so that everything will get better. This is why I am facing you today.
Boy: Why are you breaking your silence now? Why are you speaking up now?
Charice: I’ve asked for a lot of signs; it’s really true when you feel it…I’ve done a lot of things for the ones I love, for my family for many years, I did it for them. Now I feel that this time I’d like to do things for myself.
Boy: These signs, the signs which are the reasons why we are talking today…
Charice: Yes, we had a fight, I have to understand her because if she hurt me, I know she was hurt more because she’s a mother. As of now, we’re not fighting. We’re still in that stage trying to understand each other, but I have to give her credit for trying to understand the situation, so yes we fight but that is normal.
Boy: Your grandmother – you and your “Lola,” are you quarreling?
Charice: The truth is, no. I’ve seen her interview but we’re not quarreling. In the first place, we didn’t have a chance to talk yet. Perhaps because she has her own opinion and I accept that, I’ve seen her interview and I understood that that’s how she felt but we’re not fighting.
Boy: Who is Robert Yberra?
Charice: He is my godfather. I’ve seen a lot comments from him, things that he said to the media and to some people. I respect him as a person. As my godfather, I owe him a lot.
Boy: You’re not mad at him?
Charice: I don’t know why I’m not mad at him. Even if I think I should be mad at him for the things he’s been saying, but I don’t. We stayed at his house…the small things…he’s the one who taught me how to drive. As long as he knows me as a person and I know him, I respect him, I owe him a lot. That’s all.
Boy: There were rumors that you left your house without telling anyone. Is it true? What are the reasons? Tell us the story.
Charice: No, I don’t know what to say about that. I left home, yes, but I think Mom knew that it would get to that point. I left not because I don’t want to be there; I left because that was what I needed to do.
Boy: Charice, everyone’s asking now, where are you now? Where do you live here in the Philippines? Who do you consider your family now, especially at these times that you are going through a lot in your life?
Charice: I am staying right now in Cabuyao, Laguna. I am staying with a family that I didn’t expect will take a chance….
Boy: Gamble (taking a chance)?
Charice: Gamble, as in they will take a bullet for me. That’s why on my birthday…I am lucky there are people like that, I didn’t expect that. It’s hard to trust, it’s hard to find people like that, but I left it to God to give me a sign of who can help me. They are here in Laguna – Mommy Ina, Daddy George, and older brother Glenn. I’ve known them for a long time since I was young, so when I got to their house that day, I felt comfortable already.
Boy: You’re home here, in this house?
Boy: This is what you call home. What do you want to tell them, your new family?
Charice: I would like to thank them but I don’t feel that it’s enough to just say that. I’ve been here a month but it feels like years. I would like to say in front of all of you that I thank them very much. I hope people don’t think bad things about them because if it weren’t for them, I won’t be here today. I’d be so depressed so I am very thankful.
Boy: Are you hoping that you, Grandma, Mommy, and Obet will sit down and talk?
Charice: Maybe, I always think that everything will be ok.
Boy: Another rumor – your career is over and you are just sitting around in Cabuyao, Laguna doing nothing.
Charice: You know people here call me homeless?
Boy: Why homeless?
Charice: Homeless. I laughed because I realized that it is difficult. You try to be down to earth, and people still comment. People see me walking around – that’s me. I’d rather do that than be seen as a high society person who doesn’t go out (in the streets). I watch basketball tournaments which what I like to do now – this is what I want to do.
Boy: Let’s talk about your career. What happened to your career?
Charice: My US manager is still Marc Johnston, nothing changed. Glenn Aldueza here in the Philippines. It’s nice to have people who know your likes and dislikes. I’m going to have a recording, which will be featured in a big project. There are also TV shows but I can’t talk yet. If I am allowed to talk, I will.
Boy: In other words, there are things still happening in your career?
Charice: For my fans here in the Philippines, we are working on a third album, just for you.
Boy: This is what the Filipino people are waiting for, the most controversial thing. I am thankful that you are brave and you trust me in telling your story. When your pictures appeared in social networks, there were many questions and theories on your change in appearance, hair, clothing and your mannerisms. Why the change? There are speculations that you’re rebelling, you’re looking for attention. What do you want to say?
Charice: I don’t know how to explain. I was being truthful. I had a hair cut – all the choices that I made I know are very risky. I’ve done them because I want to, not because I was rebelling, not because I was hurt by a person or family, not because I am emotionally depressed. I did them because I wanted to.
Boy: This a hard question. I don’t know how to phrase this, only because I believe that we don’t owe anybody an explanation. I believe that sexual orientation and gender identity don’t have anything to do with talent, but I need to ask you, are you a lesbian?
Charice: Uncle Boy I have a chance to do this internationally…
Boy: Charice, you mean this conversation didn’t have to happen here?
Charice: I chose to do it here because I owe it to the Filipino people. I felt that they should be the ones to know what I am and who I am. Yes, I’m a tomboy. I don’t know why that’s a problem? Because for me, it’s not a problem. Now I want to ask forgiveness to those who don’t understand, to those who can’t accept me. I’m sorry. I can understand. For those who will accept and can accept me, thank you very much. And for what I have done I just want to say that I feel that a heavy weight has been lifted from me now (tears up voice slightly breaks). That I can leave the house without hiding anything, nor putting anyone down because I’m not hiding anything. Sorry Mommy, Carl…but this is me. I’m proud of myself, I love myself. That is why I’ve done this. To my fans, I know a lot of you are disappointed, some of you will probably leave me. Sorry. You know I’m a sincere person. From the bottom of my heart, sorry. I understand.
Boy: Charice, I would like to clarify, you’re sorry not because you’re a lesbian, you’re sorry because….
Charice: I know that all of them got hurt.
Boy: They got hurt because you came out and they never expected this and in our culture this is not the normal and usual way and most of the time remains hidden so that the public and fans stay happy. But you chose to tell the truth because it was the right thing to do. Do you hope one day that you could work overseas in a world, in an industry, that won’t look at gender but talent?
Charice: I believe that someday, it will come. It’s just difficult at the moment. I believe that someday, we will come out and work as equals. That’s why sometimes they say: Are you gay? (And I answer) what, are you straight? It’s all the same.
Boy: How do you feel? Do you feel free?
Charice: Yes, of course. I can’t tell who, but yes, I’ve experienced it.
Boy: But you needed to hide?
Charice: Yes TNT (laughs). (TNT means “tago nang tago” or always hiding.)
Boy: The last time I saw you, you were with Cheesa. Did you have a relationship with her?
Charice: Oh yes! No, it’s a joke! Because I remember we posted a picture captioned “my baby girl.” Then we saw on our Twitter timelines, jowa/jowaers (bf or gf gay lingo for girlfriend), things like that, but no.
Boy: You’re so cute you can do that now.
Charice: (laughs) It’s not true, Cheesa is like a sister, a big sister.
Boy: Here is another question people are waiting for. Who is Alyssa Quijano in your life?
Charice: Wait, I’ll wipe my perspiration first….Uhm…We’ve known each other for a long time now. We met when she was 9 and I was 10. In singing contests, we used to compete with each other. We met again when we saw each other on X-factor. All I can say is, she is an inspiration in my life. She’s one of the people who gave me strength. At the moment, she’s a very special person.
Boy: You love Alyssa?
Charice: Sorry! I wish you could open my heart and see the answer.
Boy: If I could open your heart, is it a yes or no?
Charice: It beats strongly.
Boy: A strong heartbeat…Is Alyssa the reason why there is a misunderstanding between you and your family?
Charice: Maybe we could say it’s one of the expected reasons.
Boy: They’re saying she’s the one you are spending your money on, that your family don’t like her.
Charice: All I can say is that they don’t know her. They don’t know how amazing she is but I know she understands.
Boy: Did the two of you elope?
Charice: Uncle boy? Am I like a teenage boy?
Boy: Do you plan to get married someday?
Charice: One day, one day. Not at the moment but one day.
Boy: Where is God in your life now?
Charice: In my heart always but some people think I’ve have forgotten Him. But everyday I’m always say ”Lord, I leave everything up to You” because I know that He is the “One” guiding me.
Boy: What is your prayer to God?
Charice: My prayer is that people will accept me, that my family accept me.
Boy: Charice, from all of these, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
Charice: To Mommy and Carl… I wish I were more open, more honest because the most important (thing) in the relationship between parents and their kids is to be open to one another, whatever the reaction of the other will be. To all young people my age, people undergoing the same thing – be true to yourself. We know in ourselves who we are. Life is too short to play games. Just be free.
Boy: Again, for your fans.
Charice: Chasters, this is it! New chapter. Welcome, welcome to my crazy life. Enjoy the ride.
Boy: If there is a song that will capture what you want say to the world, what is that song? Sing me that song!
Charice: (Sings “F***ing Perfect” by PINK)
Boy: What was that favorite song you used to sing in most of the contests that you used to join? The one you and your Mom chose?
Charice: I might cry again.
Boy: I would love to hear you sing that song now that you’re free!
Charice: (sings Maghintay ka Lamang)
Boy: I love you Charice and thank you.
Translations: Mingfan, Bbelj, Mooffin
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com
Posted on 16 March 2013.
A picture of Charice writing a letter has been released via Twitter last March 13th. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 February 2013.
MARCH 6th UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED
Charice is one of the artists who participated in the United Nation’s theme song “One Woman” which will be released on International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Video description: “On 24 February 2011, the celebration of the launch of UN Women in New York concluded with the performance of the song “One Woman.” It was written for the occasion, with lyrics by Beth Blatt, and music co-composed by Graham Lyle and Clay.”
List of participating artists:
Jane Ana Bacalhau
“From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are “One Woman”.”
To be launched on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the song is a rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women’s rights and gender equality. “One Woman” was written for UN Women, the global champion for women and girls, to celebrate its mission and work to improve women’s lives around the world. This year, International Women’s Day will focus on ending violence against women — a gross human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women and a top priority for UN Women. As people everywhere prepare their commemorations, “One Woman” reminds us that together, we can overcome violence and discrimination: “We Shall Shine!” Join us on 8 March to help spread the word and enjoy this musical celebration or women worldwide.
Source: Official Website,UN Women
Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com
Posted on 06 February 2013.
After weeks of lying low and having a well-deserved rest, Charice has been spotted in Japan! Charice arrived in Tokyo last February 4th and is in talks with her label Warner Japan for a project that is being kept under wraps for now. In the meantime, Warner Japan has been posting pictures on its Twitter account @wmj_intl. We don’t know how long Charice will be in Japan so follow Warner Japan for possibly more pictures!
This was posted last February 5th, with a short description saying “Hello everyone in Japan! I’m back after having been gone for a while.” It’s a little dark, but we’re not complaining. It shows Charice at the Warner Japan office wearing a hat which she usually does when she is in Japan.
Another picture was posted the next day, February 6th, showing Charice with a bamboo stick! What’s in it Cha? They usually put steamed rice in bamboo but the caption says “Enjoying dinner at a Japanese restaurant after a staff meeting…Also drank sake (Japanese wine) since I’m already 20 years old.” (Note: The legal age in Japan is 20.) Sake in bamboo sounds good!
This last picture was also posted but has been erased. Luckily we have super fast “nin-chas” who managed to save the picture.
So what do you think she is up to? Will it be another album? A concert? Whatever it is, we can’t wait!
Posted by Mooffin, charicemania.com
Posted on 07 January 2013.
This post is for all of those who are quick to judge @OfficialCharice
Everybody in the entertainment industry knows that being in the spotlight at a young age can take away precious moments of one’s childhood. Child stars are pretty much forced to grow up faster because of all the extra work, pressure, ethics and environment. Then there is also the part of them having to maintain an image that is marketable in the eyes of their label / management. Imagine having to juggle between school, practice, and work while also trying to squeeze in time for family and friends. Yes, they trade those moments for fortune and fame, but deep down inside I truly believe that there are always times when a kid just wants to be a kid. Other big name stars have experienced the same dilemma, and many of them eventually break down or decide to leave the entertainment industry to pursue a more personal and private kind of lifestyle.
Charice has been making appearances since she was just a few years old until now. She has basically worked more hours and years then most people her age. Her style and voice has changed consistently over the years, which is a natural part of the aging process. Everybody goes through this in life. Trying to find a style that fits them, only to find out that they dislike it and try something new again and again. Maybe Charice really likes this new style and maybe she’s thinking of growing her hair back out. Whatever the case, I think she owes it to herself to make her own decisions for a change. (As long as those decisions don’t put her in any immediate danger or cause permanent injury).
Only Charice herself knows exactly what she wants in life and in which direction she wants her career to go. Our only prerogative is to decide whether or not we want to go along for the ride and support her. Everybody seems to have a different image of Charice that they prefer. Family, fans, her label, and maybe even Hollywood in general. Who knows? But I can only imagine the feeling of having everybody around you trying to dictate your life, especially fans that she has so much appreciation for. After a while it must be hard not to get annoyed or lose trust in those people. There is no possible way one person can please everybody, and there is not, JUST ONE, right look for her. There is not, JUST ONE, right look for anybody. All of the biggest stars in Hollywood change their style on a regular basis. This is also what helps them draw the attention of the viewers like us.
As for her carreer. Charice did have a busy schedule for 2012. Here is a list of guestings that I can remember. (Please forgive me if I forgot a few Cha)
- Did a photoshoot for Preview Magazine
- Had the airing of the “One For The Heart” Valentine Concert (Februrary 12, 2012)
- Infinity Tour Concerts: Dubai, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Hawaii. (March 2, 2012 – March 21, 2012)
- Won the Favorite Asian Act from Nickelodeon (April 1, 2012)
- Performed at the KababayanFest 2012 in California (June 30, 2012)
- Flew back and forth every week during the X Factor Philippines. (June 23, 2012 – Oct. 14, 2012)
- Sang live with Gary V on ASAP (Oct. 14, 2012)
- The US launch of Here Comes The Boom, which she received high praises on. (Oct. 9, 2012)
- Interview on “The Couch” broadcasted live on TV (October 10, 2012)
- Interviewed on MySpace (Oct. 11, 2012)
- Performed at TOFA Awards in NYC (Oct. 27, 2012)
- Infinity Tour Hawaii (Nov. 3, 2012)
- Appeared on The Buzz, KrisTV, and ASAP Chillout (December 2, 2012)
- And was also mentioned in various magazines and blogs throughout the year…
To me this seems like one heck of a schedule. There are many other huge celebrities out there that make only a handful of appearances every year, and the only reason why you hear about them so much is because TV shows like TMZ, Extra and ET like to have reporters follow them and shove cameras in their faces so they have something to talk about every day.
To even balance a international schedule like Charice did is absolutely amazing for a 20 year old. Give her some credit. Give her a break. Just appreciate what she has brought to the table and contributed to us. When any of you are going through hard times in life, how do you feel when your elders constantly pressure you with lectures and advices? In the end, you would really prefer being with a few close friends who will comfort and support you in making your decision regardless of what it is. If you made the right choice, you will celebrate together. If you made the wrong choice, they wil console you and find ways to make you feel better, and ready to tackle on the next obstacle in life. Nobody likes being told what to do. We are humans, not puppets.
I know some people will agree with me and some will disagree. That’s fine. It’s just how life is. There are BILLIONS of people in this world, and if we didn’t have different opinions on things life would be boring as hell. Just remember that just because you read something, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you interpreted it correctly. It is extremely easy to misunderstand messages trying to be portrayed on social media, so please take a second to make sure you understand 100% what the writer is trying to say before you bash them. I say all of this with the utmost respect for everybody. Spread love…not hate. Looking forward to a great year for Charice. Peace out~! #LeggoCharice2013
Written by NYChaster
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Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com
Posted on 05 November 2012.
UPDATE: ENGLISH SUBTITLED VIDEOS
Here are some of the amazing uploads out there for Infinity Tour Hawaii, please check these Chasters’ Youtube Channels for complete playlists.
Posted on 01 November 2012.
Charice was the special guest performer at “The Oustanding Filipino Americans in New York” or TOFA Awards Night held October 27th, 2012 at Carnegie Hall.
Here are the video performances courtesy of Lantaoislands:
Charice “The Way You Look Tonight”
Duet with Cheesa:
Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com
Posted on 12 October 2012.
Charice’s full version of Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” exclusive for Myspace.com/Myspacemusic.
Just close your eyes and relax, enjoy her soothing voice.
Posted by Schoen, Charicemania
Posted on 11 October 2012.
How about a compilation of news, interviews and videos on Charice promoting the movie “Here Comes The Boom”? Charice is busy in the US again and there are so many news coming out, if we missed something, please add a comment.
Starting with Hollywood Life’s exclusive interview talking about “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Source Link: Hollywood Life
From one international phenomenon to another, Charice apparently can’t get enough of E L James‘ racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey! “I just finished the book … and I think people would get why I love it,” she told HollywoodLife.com exclusively Oct. 9 at the NYC premiere of her new movie Here Comes The Boom. “Of course, it’s not only about the naughty stuff. … It’s a different love story, and I love it.”
Interview Video on “The Couch”
Interview from “Screen Team Media”
Video from “ClevverNews”
Interview from “OK Magazine”
Original Source Link OK Magazine Interview
From “The Insider” Two Looks One Star
An edgier Charice debuts a dramatically layered haircut at the Here Comes the Boom premiere in New York City on October 9, 2012. Last February, Charice sported long, stick-straight locks and heavy bangs at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards & Campbell’s AdDress Your Heart at Jazz event in New York City.
Source Link: The Insider.com
Thanks to the uploaders, interviewers and of course the “Chasters”.
Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com
Posted on 02 October 2012.
At last we have news about Charice! We are glad to see her again this time promoting the movie “Here Comes The Boom” starring Kevin James! Official release date in the United States on October 12th, 2012. Some lucky Chasters who had the opportunity to watch the movie’s pre-screenings in different locations reported that Charice had a wonderful role and that she was there from beginning to end. Check your local cinemas for details.
“I’m Charice and I play as Malia dela Cruz, she’s a Filipino student and she’s a brainiac, musical genius.”
Watch the full video below and listen to what Charice has to say:
Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com
Posted on 17 August 2012.
UPDATE: LISTEN TO THE SONG PREVIEW
It was reported few months ago that Charice was collaborating with Cheesa Laureta, a former contestant in the US talent show “The Voice”. The new single “I’m Not Perfect, a power ballad R&B song featuring Charice, will be available on September 6, 2012. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 June 2012.
November 5 UPDATE: Videos Added!
So after hurricane Sandy hit New York and East Coast in general, Charice finally found her way out of the Big Apple on her way to Honolulu! Hawaii, please welcome Charice with a “BOOM!” As reported, there are many Chasters flying in to the beautiful island of Hawaii just for this weekend to see this concert. We expect to get lots of videos, pictures and stories of their adventures!
Actual concert videos:
From PJ AUS:
After a successful “Infinity” concert tour in Dubai, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea last March 2012, Charice is back to do another one in Hawaii. The concert will be held at Neal S Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 3, 2012 at 7 PM. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 May 2012.
Charice is a year older and is now at a new stage in her life – her 20’s! 2012 has so far been a special year with many turning points. The year is passing by so fast that Chasters might not have noticed that she is not a kid anymore – we can now call her the “Fierce Young Superstar” of her generation. Let us have a quick review of what happened since the beginning of the year. Continue Reading
Posted on 16 May 2012.
Indeed our greatest treasure ever; Charice is back again in her home country for the X Factor Philippines.
Last May 14 Charice arrived in Manila showing yet another tattoo, which reads, “I never knew true love until someone broke my heart.” Awww!! Tissue please. Oops wait; before you guys starts to cry…sorry but Charice won’t be sharing her story. Continue Reading
Posted on 10 May 2012.
“Are you ready to rumble?” Absolutely! Especially Chasters with their matching pitchforks and torches all armed and ready to defend Charice. Well that is a bit of an exaggeration but still “To arms!”
Anyway, by now most people must have heard or read in the news lately about the controversy involving three DJs of the radio station Magic 89.9 and Charice. Guess who the DJs are? Read on! Continue Reading