Celebrities turned up at the CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition held at No. 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong, on Friday (12 Jan).
A new radio station was launched for Chinese-speaking listeners in Singapore on Monday (8 January). Owned by SPH Radio, 96.3好(Hao)FM offers new infotainment programmes and classic hits by Wan Fang, Winnie Hsin, Faye Wong or Jacky Cheung. The station targets listeners aged 45 years and above. Radio DJs Jing Yun, Carine, De Ming and Jie Qi will host the morning drive-time show from 6am to 10am to deliver the news and current affairs discussions; Anna Lim will host a health and lifestyle segment from 10am to 1pm; and Li Yi and Guo Xian will host the evening show from 4pm to 8pm. ...
Disney has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to star in its live-action version of “Mulan”. The past few years have seen an increasing number of Asian stars making it big in Hollywood, with Singapore’s very own Chin Han having been signed on by Creative Artists Agency in the United States, an American talent agency that manages the likes of Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, and Will Smith.
Former Japanese AV star Sola Aoi announced her marriage on Weibo. Congratulations are in order for former Japanese adult video star Sola Aoi, who just announced her marriage on her Weibo account on 1 January (Monday). Aoi, who is known to have a large following of fans in China, uploaded a photo of herself wearing a wedding ring, along with a message in Mandarin to her fans.
“The New Legends of Monkey”, a recent TV adaptation of the Chinese classic “Journey To The West”, has drawn flak online ever since the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) released the trailer on Tuesday (1 January). The show, inspired by the popular 16th Century Chinese novel, will air on 28 January and is directed by New Zealand director Gerard Johnstone.
More than a year after their last performance on stage, popular Mandopop trio S.H.E finally performed together again at the Zhejiang Satellite TV concert on 30 December. The three-member group, made up of Selina, Hebe and Ella, performed several of their hit songs, including “Flowers Have Blossomed”, “Genesis” and “SHERO”. Known for being one of the longest-running groups in the Mandopop scene, S.H.E recently celebrated their 16th anniversary together in September 2016.
Chinese online video platform iQiyi is set to launch a new talent survival reality show, “Idol Producer”, which will feature several top K-pop stars from China and Hong Kong. In addition to Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao and Chinese-American rapper MC Jin, “Idol Producer” has also gotten several Chinese K-pop idols to appear on the show as ‘mentors’. GOT7’s Jackson Wang, EXO’s Lay, Cosmic Girls’ Cheng Xiao, Pristin’s Jieqiong are all slated to appear on the show, which will start airing on 19 January.
Relive the misadventures of Phoebe, Monica, Rachel, Ross, Joey and Chandler as Netflix adds all 236 episodes of Friends on Tuesday (2 January). The online video streaming platform made the announcement on its Facebook page on New Year’s Eve, just in time for fans to get started with their binge-watch calendar for 2018. All 10 seasons of the popular American ‘90s sitcom, which tells a story about six friends and their trials and tribulations living in Manhattan, are currently available on the site complete with a “Skip Intro” function for each episode. ...
2017 already saw the return of popular TV shows such as “Twin Peaks”, “Prison Break” and “Star Trek”. Taiwanese producer Angie Chai, who helmed the original 2001 drama, announced that a 48-episode reboot is slated for release in 2018. According to Mingpao, Chai shared that she wanted to bring “Meteor Garden” back on the small screen after the popular manga’s creator completed the whole story.
Popular K-pop girl group Miss A have officially disbanded, their management company JYP Entertainment announced on Wednesday (27 December). Miss A was known from 2010 to 2017 for their catchy dance-pop hits such “Bad Girl Good Girl”, “Hush”, “I Don’t Need A Man” and “Only You”. The four-member group was made up of Chinese members Fei and Jia, and Korean members Min and Suzy. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
This decade will probably long be remembered as the golden age of television, and 2017 was no exception. With streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime heating up the scene, the quality of TV shows across all platforms has grown exponentially. Some quality series were favourites with our team, winning deserving places on Yahoo Singapore’s Top 5 list this year.
Popular K-pop girl group Miss A have officially disbanded, their management company JYP Entertainment announced on Wednesday (27 December). The four-member group was made up of Chinese members Fei and Jia, and Korean members Min and Suzy. Speculations of the group’s future together had already started when members Jia and Min left JYP Entertainment in May 2016 and April 2017 respectively.
Congratulations are in order for BIGBANG’s Taeyang, who will be getting married to his long-time girlfriend, actress Min Hyo-rin, in February 2018. The 29-year-old singer, whose real name is Dong Young-bae, is due to serve his mandatory military service in South Korea soon.
Singapore-based Thai star Pornsak will be representing Singapore in the second season of a Chinese debate competition show, where he will be competing against 59 other Chinese-speaking contestants. According to Lianhe Zaobao, this will be the first time that Pornsak is participating in a debate show. Global Chinese Debate Contest is a competition variety show that has Chinese speakers from around the world discuss about societal, cultural and educational topics revolving around the Chinese culture.
Canadian comedy icon Russell Peters is set to return to Singapore for a one-night-only show on 24 February 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Sacred Riana might be silent, freaky and scary, but she still stole the hearts (and maybe souls) of people all over Asia, walking away with US$100,000 as the winner of the second season of Asia’s Got Talent. Both The Sacred Riana and DMX Comvalenoz also performed during the results show at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Riana’s magic act involved one of the judges, Korean-American artist Jay Park, who said, “I think I peed in my pants a little (a line he has also said about her acts in the past).” During her previous performances, the 25-year-old Riana had been known to deliberately scare another judge, Indonesian singer Anggun.
Korean-American star Jay Park premiered his first single with Roc Nation, “Forget About Tomorrow”, at the final episode of Asia’s Got Talent on Thursday (14 December). Park performed the song alongside American dance electronic artist Yultron and six dancers on stage at the results show for the competition, which saw Indonesia’s Sacred Riana taking the grand prize at the Marina Bay Sands.
Malaysian rapper and filmmaker Namewee had such a good experience shooting his new music video “Funny Action” in Singapore with local director Jack Neo earlier this year that he is hoping he can shoot his new movie in the city-state. “It’s a good place to take picture[s] and shoot [a] music video, because it’s clean. When asked whether the film could be controversial, the singer-director-actor, who first gained notoriety 10 years ago for a remixed version of the Malaysian national anthem on YouTube, replied, “I don’t think so.
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon picked up the Most-Loved Account award and was also one of 2017’s Top 5 Most Followed Accounts. Other recipients of 2017’s Top 5 Most Followed Accounts were Taeyeon from Girls’ Generation and three members of boy band EXO – Baekhyun, Chanyeol and Sehun. Chanyeol also won the Most Liked Post, with over 1.5 million likes.
K-pop star Samuel Kim was named the “Most Searched Korean New Singer” at the 2017 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards show in Hong Kong on Wednesday (6 December). In his acceptance speech, Kim gave a shout out to his fans (known as Garnets) and said he was honoured to receive a trophy in Hong Kong, his first time receiving an award overseas and his first as a solo artiste. He also attempted to speak some Cantonese, telling his fans “I love you”, and performed his songs “Sixteen” and “Candy”. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
It was a night to remember for 15-year-old K-pop starlet Samuel Kim as he picked up his first award as a solo performer on Wednesday (6 December) for Most Searched Korean New Singer.
Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue surprised fans on Tuesday (5 December) after revealing on social media that he has tied the knot with Taiwanese model Sarah Wang. The couple had an intimate wedding surrounded by close friends in Melbourne, Australia nearly a year after rumours of them dating had surfaced. The 36-year-old “Infernal Affairs” actor shared a touching post on Instagram to share the news.
South Korean boyband VIXX may have looked all serious in their black outfits, but the mood at their "Shangri-La in Singapore 2017" concert on Saturday (2 December) was anything but. The 6-member group charmed fans at Zepp @ Bigbox with hits such as "Error", "Love Me Do", "Hot Enough" and "Blackout".