Malaysian rapper Namewee has been arrested by the local police amid controversy over his dog-theme video that was released for the Chinese New Year holiday. A post on Namewee’s Facebook page said that the rapper will continue to cooperate with the police in their investigations. The post did not mention the date of Namewee’s arrest or details of the police investigations.
Korean pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 got the crowd screaming during their performances at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night (21 Feb). They were part of Stargram’s 2018 Launch K-Pop show, together with violinist Eugene Park, classical singer Kwak Dong-hyun and dance group Optical Crew. Stargram coin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase selected content, such as certain celebrity-related fan items. Fans can purchase tickets, special albums, items from affiliated shops and enjoy concert and fan-meeting privileges using these coins. For more photos, check out this slideshow: K-pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 rock crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Do you have what it takes to become Singapore’s first MasterChef? The popular competitive cooking show is finally coming to Singapore and is calling for aspiring celebrity chefs to submit their online applications by 25 March via the MasterChef Singapore casting call site. “For the very first time MasterChef is coming to Singapore! And we are looking for the best, brightest and tastiest chefs that the ‘Little Red Dot’ can muster – all of whom will battle it out in the MasterChef kitchen to be crowned Singapore’s first ever MasterChef!” said the page.
Elton John will perform in Singapore in late 2019 as the British pop star brings his 50-year glittering career to a close with a 300-date world tour. According to a media release by local concert promoter 19sixtyfive on Friday (9 February), the singer will visit Asia in November and December next year with stops in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul as well. The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” three-year tour will kick off in the US on 8 September 2018 and take place across five continents – North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australasia. ...
Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun Yanzi held a press conference on Friday (9 Feb) at the Arts House to promote her 13th album, "A Dancing Van Gogh". The 39-year-old singer also shared an anecdote about teaching her son to keep her pregnancy a secret before her official announcement. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Visitors can catch more than 60 extravagant lantern displays at the upcoming River Hongbao festival, which will return to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February. The largest lantern display – named “Prosperous Nation Flourishing People” – measures 50 metres and 15 metres in length and height respectively, and is inspired by the Singapore skyline. Meanwhile, the tallest display stands at 18 metres in height and depicts the God of Fortune.
Star Awards 2018 will feature holograms. The upcoming Star Awards show is poised to become another memorable celebration for local Mandarin television with the addition of holograms. On Monday (5 Feb), Mediacorp’s Channel 8 gave a sneak peek at local stars Joanne Peh and husband Qi Yuwu, as well as Lin Nanxing and Bryan Wong getting ready for the show’s special segment, which will take place as part of the opening act.
Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee delivered an exciting performance of viral hits, crude humour and more at his “4896” world tour on Saturday (3 February) at the The Star Performing Arts Centre. For the uninitiated, “4896” in Hokkien means “very powerful”, which is the feeling 34-year-old Namewee – a.k.a. Wee Meng Chee – was hoping to convey to his audience at his first-ever concert in Singapore.
New K-pop group IN2IT recently celebrated the first 100 days of their debut during a showcase in Singapore on Friday (2 Feb). Ahead of the showcase at SOTA, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore met with the eight lively members for an exclusive interview. IN2IT took turns sharing how they would ask someone out on Valentine's Day and Malaysian member Isaac also shared who was his best language student. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Singapore singer Nathan Hartono will be releasing his first-ever Mandarin song entitled “爱超给电” on 7 February. According to a media release by Warner Music Singapore (WMS) on Monday (5 Feb), the latest song is the Mandarin version of his 2016 English single “Electricity”, and will be released exclusively via China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group. The upcoming release is also one of five tracks to be featured in the 26-year-old’s full Mandarin EP, which is slated to drop later this year.
American hip-hop artiste Ms. Lauryn Hill will be headlining the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2018. Famously known as the female lead of ’90s hip-hop group The Fugees, American singer-songwriter Ms. Lauryn Hill will be performing in Singapore for the first time this April as part of the headlining act for the annual Singapore International Jazz Festival. The event will return to Marina Bay Sands from 6 to 8 April and will also see other acts such as English jazz-pop artiste Jamie Cullum and American singer Lalah Hathaway, the daughter of music icon Donna Hathaway.
The annual “Oscars” for Singapore’s Mandarin television industry will return on 22 April at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp. This year will see about 60 nominations across at least 10 categories, with stars Desmond Tan and Pierre Png as well as Zoe Tay and Rebecca Lim being nominated for Best Actor and Actress, respectively. Not forgetting the most popular artiste category, the 24th Star Awards will also see the return of the “Top Ten Most Popular Male/Female Artiste” award, which uses a voting system. ...
[UPDATE on Tuesday 6 February 2018, 11:18am: This show has been postponed until further notice. According to organiser LAMC Productions, the sudden change is caused by Schneider’s filming commitments]
After more than 20 years of being in the industry, Singapore actress Ann Kok finally plucked up the courage to star in an English drama. Airing on Channel 5 on 12 February, the 15-episode series entitled “Missing” will see the 45-year-old playing the role of Anne Tham, a distraught mother who loses her child in Bangkok, Thailand. The show, which is inspired by true stories and revolves around a search for a missing brother, is also Mediacorp’s first collaboration with a production crew in Thailand, and features local celebrities Pierre Png and Rebecca Lim acting alongside Thai acts such as Arak Amornsupasiri (Pae) and Pleng Chontida Asavahame (Pleng).
For many fans in Singapore, crossing the Causeway to attend concerts or fan meetings in Malaysia is not an uncommon thing to do. According to Malaysian media reports, some fans in the 5,000-strong crowd at the Stadium Negara fainted because of the overcrowded environment, while others were injured because of the pushing which occurred in the first 10 minutes of the band’s performance.
South Korean actress Kim Yoo-jung is set to make a much-anticipated return to the small screen with an upcoming drama tentatively titled “Clean With Passion For Now”.
Mandopop singer JJ Lin has just announced a new tour called “Sanctuary” via Facebook on Monday (22 Jan), which will kick off in Shanghai on 17 March. The 36-year-old Singaporean, who has released his 13th album “Message in a Bottle”, will then proceed to Wuhan, Shenzhen, Zhengshou, Dalian, Beijing, Jinan, Nanjing, Chongqing, Changsha, Chengdu, Tianjin, Hefei, Nanning, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. More stops might be added to his tour later.
Taiwan’s biggest music streaming company, KKBOX, held its annual music awards show on Saturday (20 Jan) at the Kaoshiung Arena, where it honoured the most popular singers in the past year. The 13th KKBOX Music Awards show saw Mandopop royalty such as A-mei, JJ Lin and Rainie Yang perform a number of their hits on stage, with popular Hong Kong singer Eason Chan rounding off the show with a 15-minute medley of over ten of his songs. Nicholas Tse was another Hong Kong celebrity that made a special appearance at the show, marking his on-stage return as a musician. Malaysian singer Namewee also had a special duet with Hong Kong-based singer G.E.M Tang for his hit song, “Stranger In The North (漂向北方)” All photos courtesy of KKBOX. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK performed their biggest show on Saturday (20 Jan) at the Indoor Stadium, in front of a 6,500-strong crowd.
Would your older sibling open a cafe for you? South Korean singer Seo Eun-kwang (Eunkwang) did just that with his new Korean dessert cafe in Singapore, which he opened together with two friends. Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Thursday (18 January), the leader of K-pop group BTOB shared that his younger brother was one of the reasons for the cafe’s existence.
BTOB's Eun-kwang with his brother, Eun-chong, at his new cafe, PLUSEIGHTTWO in Singapore. Take a look inside the cafe here: PHOTOS: Inside BTOB Eunkwang's new cafe in Singapore Find out why the cafe's owners decided to set up shop here in our exclusive interview here . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .