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Bye dyed hair, hello volunteer work: China's Idol Producer 2 heralds in new era of 'socially responsible' idols

Now you see it, now you don't. Popular Chinese survival audition show Idol Producer suddenly went off air midway through this second season. When it returned the following week, gone were the colourful dyed hair of its many contestants competing to be China's next big thing. Filling the screens were now black and dark brown hair, with eagle-eyed viewers spotting other editing tricks they believe… → Read More

Don't do it, say young fans after trying K-pop idols' extreme diets

K-pop stars look picture perfect - slim, stylish, and flawless. Some fans aspire to look just as slender as their idols by emulating the stars' extreme diets - and it appears to be an emerging trend on social media. Over the past year, many teenage fans have uploaded videos of themselves trying out the diets of K-pop stars on YouTube, which have garnered up to millions of views and thousands of… → Read More

Hawker and single mum credits Chow Yun Fat for turning her business, and life, around

Celebrities often wield influence over our lives, be it positive or negative, and in the case of Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat, his is one example of how stars can use their influence to do good. Often praised by the public for being an amicable and approachable person who tries his best to help the needy, Chow or 'Fat Gor' (brother Fat) as he is popularly known, was in the spotlight recently for… → Read More

5 meaningful tattoos inspired by K-pop idols

Many K-pop fans have taken their love for K-pop to a whole new level by getting tattoos related to their favourite idols inked on their skin. While these tattoos may seem like a passing fad - people get them because it is 'trendy' these days - that's not all there is to it. More often than not, tattoos tell a story; and in this case, they tell the story of a fan's appreciation towards an idol… → Read More

Jeff Wang splashes $450k on new house in Taiwan for son

Former Mediacorp actor Jeff Wang has revealed that he bought a house worth $450,000 for his 12-year-old son last year. After the Taiwan-born actor divorced his Singaporean wife back in 2013, he returned to his home country with his son. The pair share parenting duties, with the boy making trips to Singapore, otherwise, his ex-wife flies over for visits. → Read More

Jasper Liu, Annie Chen personally thank Singapore fans of More Than Blue, Entertainment News

Stars of hit Taiwanese movie More Than Blue, Jasper Liu and Annie Chen, specially held a "Thank You Tour" in Singapore yesterday (Jan 24) to celebrate its success. Released here last month, the film has been crowned Singapore's top-grossing Asian movie of 2018, after crossing $1.8 million at the box office. It also holds the strongest opening weekend for a Taiwanese movie here since 2016, having… → Read More

Singapore father's explanation on why he allowed daughter to convert to Islam will warm your heart

It is truly the case that there is nothing like a father's love for his daughter. This heartwarming story of a supportive father who wants nothing but happiness for his daughter will surely touch your hearts. A Singapore-Chinese woman by the name of Li Jinghan took to Facebook on Tuesday (Jan 22) to share her father's conversation with a Malay man, where her father revealed the reason why he… → Read More

Overweight passenger forces EVA Air flight attendants to wipe his backside

Several female flight attendants were allegedly coerced by a male passenger to 'help' him remove his underwear and wipe his backside after he took a dump. The incident occurred enroute a long-haul flight from Los Angeles to Taiwan on Taiwanese airline EVA Air on Jan 19, and made headlines after a man named Jeff Lin posted about the incident on Facebook. One of the flight attendants, known by her… → Read More

Too hot to handle? Twice, Seventeen almost set on fire by BTS at Seoul Music Awards

The awards season is, without doubt, the busiest period of time for the K-pop stars, with many awards shows being held left and right. And K-pop sensation BTS literally blazed its way on stage at the 28th Seoul Music Awards on Tuesday (Jan 15). As the opening notes to the boy band's 'Fake Love' played at the Gocheok Sky Dome, fireworks were fired along the stage aisle. → Read More

Singapore celebrities jump on #10yearchallenge bandwagon

It has been a really hectic month for social media users with many viral challenges popping up. → Read More

5 things to do in Nagoya

The holidays have just ended, and you are already planning your next trip to Japan. If you are wondering which city to visit next, why not go to Nagoya? Although it's not well-known for being a tourist hub in Japan, this city is home to some of the iconic landmarks of the country and has its own distinctive local cuisine that can only be found here! Read on for our picks on the five things you… → Read More