Local comedian Mark Lee and his wife, Catherine Ng, have warned on Facebook that there is someone trying to raise $200,000 on the social media platform by using his daughter Calynn Lee’s photo. In a post uploaded on Thursday (30 August), the couple asked Facebook users who have come across the scam post to send it to them immediately, so that they can report it to the police.
While Crazy Rich Asians is not the first big budget Hollywood production to be filmed in Singapore, it has a special status: it is based on a bestseller written by a Singaporean, and the story, populated by a cast of Singaporean characters, largely takes place in the Republic. Ironically, none of the main roles are played by Singaporeans - but the local actors cast in the movie still felt the pressure of representing the country.
Mediacorp actresses Pan Lingling (left) and Hong Huifang in February 2018. Channel 8 actress Hong Huifang apparently has had bitter feelings towards her longtime colleague and friend Pan Lingling for some time – and things came to a boil during the past week when Hong sent an angry text to colleagues saying she had renounced her friendship with Pan. According to reports in Chinese-language newspapers, Hong’s text message rant said that Pan had said and done hurtful things towards her family in the past.