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Veteran actor Bai Yan dies aged 100, Entertainment, Singapore News

Well-loved local veteran actor Bai Yan has died. He turned 100 this year. The China-born artist passed away Monday morning (Aug 19) at about 3am, Lianhe Zaobao reported. The actor had celebrated his 100th birthday in May with a guest list of more than a hundred people, including A-list local celebrities such as Zoe Tay and Aileen Tan. Bai Yan made his name as a TV actor when he was already in his 60s, but honed his craft in his early life as a member of a stage performance troupe.  He…

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Top Singapore photographer Chuando Tan, 53, has sex scene in first lead role in movie, Entertainment, Singapore News

Fans of Chuando Tan, 53, have seen his impressive abs. Now they may be able to see the Singaporean – whose photos of his physique and youthful looks went viral in 2017 – bare his buttocks. He appears in a movie – a murder drama – which requires him to strip for a shower scene. But in an interview with 8days.sg, he said he is not sure how much skin viewers will get to see though it is quite certain that there will be no frontal nudity. Tan, who continues…

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Kang Daniel the reason ‘pink’ was trending on Twitter yesterday, Entertainment, Singapore News

His album may be called Color On Me, but the colour that best represents Kang Daniel is, ironically, black. If you’re wondering why the hashtag ‘pink’ trended yesterday on Twitter in Singapore, the 22-year-old pop star may be the reason. During a media conference at the Intercontinental Hotel yesterday afternoon, Daniel stated that he’d like fans to wear pink for his first solo fan meeting to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium tonight (Aug 16). When asked to identify the tracks on his album by colour, he explained that…

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South Korean rock band Day6 staging first concert in Singapore in October, Entertainment, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Rising South Korean rock band Day6 will stage their first concert in Singapore on Oct 5 at The Star Theatre. The five-member K-pop group – comprising Sungjin, Jae, Young K, Wonpil and Dowoon, all in their 20s – entered the Korean music scene in 2015, and are known for their heart-tugging alternative rock songs. They have five EPs and three studio albums to their name, and their songs include the groovy Shoot Me and the catchy Congratulations. Their fifth EP, The Book Of Us: Gravity, released last month,…

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5 spooky tales from Singapore film sets that will give you the chills this Hungry Ghost Festival , Lifestyle, Entertainment, Singapore News

If you’re interested in the dead, don’t be surprised to find out that the dead are just as interested in you — especially if you work in the entertainment industry. Anyone who has ever worked on the set of an Asian movie will tell you that there are rituals and ceremonies that precede the official filming in order to precipitate a smooth shoot. According to one producer I spoke to, film sets are often haunted because spirits in the area are drawn to these sites of entertainment since they lead an otherwise mundane…

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JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun perform 2002 NDP song We Will Get There in Instagram livestream, Entertainment, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Home-grown Mandopop singers JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun performed a live duet of We Will Get There, the theme song for the National Day Parade in 2002, live online on Friday afternoon (Aug 9). Lin, who is in Hong Kong, took to Instagram in a live session to wish the nation a happy birthday. He invited Sun to be on the livestream with him, after seeing that she commented on the video. We Will Get There was composed by Dick Lee and originally performed by Sun. As it was…

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Thirstdays episode 7: Where we get real about Singaporeans, Entertainment, Singapore News

Why Singaporeans queue for everything? How come people love to wear slippers to Orchard? Is it kind to chope seats with tissues? If you’ve ever found yourself perplexed by these uniquely Singaporean behaviours, then you’re sure to enjoy this episode of Thirstdays where our hosts celebrate National Day by getting real about its people. This week, Le En and Bryan will be examining some typical behaviours of Singaporeans and giving their take on whether it’s ‘lit’ or ‘cancelled’. Stay a while and listen, because their answers might surprise you. And while Singapore…

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The Try Guys to perform in Singapore in September, Entertainment, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Internet phenomenon The Try Guys, who have over 6.2 million subscribers on their Youtube channel, are bringing their Legends of The Internet comedy world tour to Singapore. The Sept 28 show at The Star Theatre is the four-man group’s only South-east Asian stop. Tickets went on sale on Wednesday morning (Aug 7) at 10am, with prices ranging from $98 to $298 for VIP tickets that include a meet-and-greet session. A check by The Straits Times around 2pm on Wednesday showed that VIP tickets are available only in limited…

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5 times local drama Kin was just too #relatable for Singaporeans, Entertainment, Singapore News

When it comes to local long-form dramas, there are plenty that we remember with much fondness – Tanglin, 118, and some others that fall a little short. So what next?  In comes Kin, a drama that aims to flip expectations on their heads.  For the uninitiated, what exactly is Kin? To put in the briefest of briefest summaries, two girls born on the 9th of August were swapped at birth, causing them to live very different lives. But little do they know an accident is about to turn their lives…

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The White Storm 2: Drug Lords crosses $1 million in takings in Singapore, Entertainment, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The crime thriller The White Storm 2: Drug Lords has just passed the $1 million mark at the Singapore box office, making it the third high-grossing Asian title this year. Since its opening on July 11, the story of two men on opposite sides of the law in Hong Kong, starring Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Karena Lam and Michael Miu, has been the highest-earning Asian film for the last three weekends. With its earnings of $1,000,415 across 31 screens as of July 31, the film is now the…

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