Entertainment and lifestyle magazines 8 Days and i-Weekly will stop their print editions by the end of September and continue publishing through only their digital platforms, said their publisher Mediacorp on Thursday (12 April).
Every month, we’ll tell you about new TV shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. Science fiction seems to be the theme for the month, with “Westworld”, “Legion” and “3%” returning for their second seasons this month. Procedural buffs will enjoy the return of “Code of Law”, while Korean comedy-drama “Confidence Man JP” sits on the opposite side of the law.
Every month, we’ll tell you about new TV shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. Pop culture fans can rejoice (then again, are we ever not rejoicing in this time and age?) with the premieres of Jessica Jones (for Marvel fans) on Netflix and Krypton (for DC fans) on Warner TV. If you like Korean dramas, then Viu has four new ones — Queen of Mystery 2 among them — for you to while away your hours on.
Every month, we’ll tell you about new television shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. February brings more interesting offerings to the screen, with “The Tick” continuing its run on Amazon Prime and “Altered Carbon” debuting on Netflix.
Leave it to Sherry Tan to remind BFF and local actress Hong Huifang that she can still be young at heart at the age of 58 and have a pajama party. Tan, also known as Chen Xiuhuan, threw a surprise themed birthday party for Hong over the weekend, rounding up close friends Aileen Tan, Chew Chor Meng, and of course, Hong’s hubby Zheng Geping, for the celebration.
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. ...
Another local actress will be leaving Mediacorp, and this time it’s Sharon Au. After spending 22 years with Mediacorp, Au said that her resignation was a “hard decision” to make. On Thursday (5 January), Au shared a throwback photo on Instagram of herself when she first started acting.
Veteran Singaporean actress Zoe Tay had an early 50th birthday celebration at Enbu restaurant on Wednesday (3 January). Don’t we all want to look as youthful as Zoe Tay when we turn 50? The veteran actress, whose birthday falls on 10 January, had an early birthday celebration on Wednesday (3 January) with celebrity friends and members of the press at Enbu restaurant in Suntec City.
Singapore singer Aisyah Aziz performed a rendition of “Symphony” by UK group Clean Bandit and Swedish singer Zara Larsson. The performance was accompanied by violinist Shalynn Tsai and electronic duo Rave Republic. Let’s face it, Singaporeans are savage when it comes to criticising others on social media – and the latest victim of this behaviour is local singer Aisyah Aziz.
Singaporean actress Joanne Peh to launch ‘creative children’s programme’ and write a book in 2018. It’s going to be a busy year for Singaporean actress Joanne Peh, who shared her 2018 plans on Instagram just two days before ushering the new year. Additionally, Peh will be working on a book and return to acting.
Local actress Cheryl Wee and husband Roy Fong are expecting a baby boy in 2018. The couple revealed the gender of their first child at a party on Wednesday (27 December) before announcing the news to the public on Instagram the day after. “It’s gonna be a little roy fongster!!” 30-year-old Wee said in her latest post, along with a photo the couple had taken during a shoot for Singapore Tatler. it’s gonna be a little roy fongster!! . . . . . pic credits @sgtatler @roy_fong styling @monkiepoo photog @darrengabrielleow A post shared by Cheryl W. ...
‘Tis the season to go on a vacation! As Christmas draws near, many in Singapore – including celebrities – are taking the opportunity to travel and bask in new scenery. Let’s see where stars such as Fiona Xie, Mark Lee and Zoe Tay are off to this year.
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.
Nat Ho is Bobii Frutii Singapore’s creative director and brand ambassador. Are you ready for another bubble tea chain in Singapore? Actor Nathaniel Ho, better known as Nat Ho, will be bringing in popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand, Bobii Frutii, to Clementi Mall this month, with prices ranging from $4.90 for kiwi green tea to $6.90 for yogurt and milk blends.
Local singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu, 23, impressed the judges and audience on live talent show “Taiwan Hopestar” on Saturday (2 December), when she performed “Stranger in the North” by Malaysian hip hop artist Namewee and Chinese-American singer Wang Leehom. Boon sang and rapped to the ballad and received loud applause from the audience at the end of her three-minute performance.
Singapore actress Jaime Teo remains very much involved with “Twelve Cupcakes” after selling the business to an Indian tea company in January this year. On Monday (4 December), the winner of Miss Universe Singapore 2001 announced the cupcake chain’s launch of a new range of chewy cookies that will come in six flavours. According to her post on Instagram, they will be available at chain’s outlets in Bugis Junction, Changi City Point, Jurong Point, Nex and Orchard Gateway.
Singaporean filmmaker Jack Neo is best known for producing hit films such as the “Ah Boys To Men” franchise as well as “Long Long Time Ago”. But very few young Singaporeans remember the “comedy king” during his Channel 8 “Gao Xiao Xing Dong” days.
Remember the actress who dominated all those Channel 8 girl-next-door roles in the 90s? Evelyn Tan is back in the spotlight as the first Singaporean celebrity ambassador for German skincare label, frei öl (pronounced 'fry-ool'). The label is known in its home country for the massage oils it produces for pregnant women.
The President’s Star Charity (PSC) remains the biggest charity event in Singapore and this year will be no different. This year’s show will take place on 10 December and will see performances by local celebrities such as Rebecca Lim, Paige Chua and Kym Ng. It will also be the first PSC to see President Halimah Yaacob as its guest-of-honour.
Singaporean actor-singer Daren Tan has tied the knot. Singaporean actor and singer Daren Tan tied the knot with doctor Nadia Lum over the weekend at the Grand Hyatt Singapore hotel. The wedding was attended by various celebrities, including actor Alaric Tay and Project Superstar mate Alfred Sim.
Singaporean actor Mark Lee will be starring in the upcoming biopic about Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei. The comedic actor attended the press conference of the movie “Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend”, that was held on Thursday (9 November) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Singaporean actresses Zoe Tay and Felicia Chin have been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at this year’s Asian Television Awards. The actresses have been nominated for their appearances in Mediacorp’s “You Can be an Angel 2” and Toggle’s “2589 Days Apart”, respectively. Popular South Korean drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” – better known as “Goblin” – has also been nominated for Best Drama Series. These are just a few of the 267 nominees at the awards, which will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2017 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. ...
Singaporean actress-turned-radio DJ Melody Chen has come a long way since starring in “The Teenage Textbook Movie” back in the ’90s. Over the weekend, the “newly-minted” 40-year-old celebrated her birthday weekend with a photoshoot together with husband and actor Randall Tan, as well as her prematurely-born twin babies – Reuben Michael Tan and Maegan Riley Tan. The mini-photoshoot took place at Singapore General Hospital and saw Chen and Tan posing with their adorable twins against a colourful backdrop.
Singapore actor Xu Bin held a wedding with his girlfriend of three years on Friday. Channel 8 actor Xu Bin tied the knot with his girlfriend of three years at Orchard Hotel on Friday (3 November), according to reports by local entertainment site Toggle. Xu’s wife, Evelyn Wang Yifei, 27, was spotted in photos wearing two separate bedazzled white gowns with plunging necklines.
Many Singapore celebrities have been leaving Mediacorp in the last several years. In the past month alone, we've seen three of them announcing their departures from the local media company: celebrity couple Andie Chen and Kate Pang as well as Jeanette Aw. Here's a look back at all of the stars who have moved on.