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.
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.
Celebrity couple Andie Chen and Kate Pang have left Mediacorp. Singaporean actor Andie Chen and his wife Kate Pang are the latest talents to leave Mediacorp. The news comes just weeks after local actress Jeanette Aw announced her departure from the local media giant.
Singapore stars Jeanette Aw and Mark Lee are in Tokyo to promote filmmaker Eric Khoo’s new movie, “Ramen Teh”, according to a post by the movie’s official Instagram page. [moviche. ...
Wong Li-lin is now executive director of the Public Hygiene Council. Former actress Wong Li-lin, known for fighting crime on television in police drama “Triple Nine”, is now leading the fight to keep Singapore clean as a different kind of public servant. Wong’s newest job is that of executive director of the Public Hygiene Council (PHC), which is part of the National Environment Agency.
Ex-Mediacorp actress Apple Hong got married at 39. Former Mediacorp actress Apple Hong managed to keep her wedding under wraps for a week until she announced on Wednesday (18 October), that she had gotten married last week. Hong, 39, who got engaged to her mystery beau back in 2015, would only reveal that her Singaporean businessman husband is a “very private person”, according to local media reports. The pair met at a work event and dated for 10 years before getting married.
Viu gives you a slew of seven Korean dramas this month to follow, which means you can watch a different one every day of the week! The Arrowverse completes its line-up on Warner TV with “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Arrow”, so superhero fans can get their fix as well. Channel 5 debuts a new road trip drama with a provocative title, “BRA”, that promises to bring an interesting premise to life on screen.
Christopher Lee and wife Fann Wong. Lee plays a closeted gay man in the Taiwanese telemovie “The Long Goodbye”. Former Mediacorp star Christopher Lee has been nominated for the Best Actor award at Taiwan’s prestigious Golden Bell Awards.
Every month, we’ll tell you about new television shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore! We’ll also highlight shows that you’ve got to be home (or on your phone) to catch every month. Despite fewer new shows, Netflix is on a roll in August with the American remake of the “Death Note” movie and “The Defenders”. National Day also brings a new season of “Lion Mums”, while Viu has a slate of unique Korean dramas for the month.
Mediacorp actors and real-life married couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee will be acting in the same drama for the first time in 14 years, after “Always On My Mind” in 2003.