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Catch Qi Yuwu in his upcoming movie, and also on TV – as a movie star

By on January 6th, 2010 | newsfeed, Singaporean Entertainment

If you’ve been suffering withdrawal symptoms since Qi Yuwu last appeared on our TV screens in the 2008 hit drama Little Nyonya, you can officially stop sulking because you’ll be getting a double dose of the actor this month. Besides a new movie 14 Blades which opens in cinemas here later this month, he’s also back on TV with a brand new show, a telemovie series, to be exact.

It’s a guest appearance on the show but we’re sure no one’s complaining. Especially since Yuwu plays a dashing, foreign movie star – who comes to Singapore with his girlfriend (played by Jessica Tan) to get married in secret, while being hounded by an ex-lover (Apple Hong) who won’t give him up.

The man, however, says he “doesn’t know how to play a movie star.”

Really? We find that hard to believe, coming from someone who craved a successful…

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Real becomes reel: Joanne Peh’s role in new TV show dates an ang moh

By on December 31st, 2009 | Singaporean Entertainment

Art imitating life-or the other way round-pretty much sums up Joanne Peh’s newest role in the forthcoming Ch 8 telemovie.

Slated to air in Jan 2010, the local starlet plays a bodyguard whose love interest is an American.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you would know by now that the actress is dating fellow actor Bobby Tonelli, who is based here and hails from Las Vegas.

The two were co-stars in the blockbuster drama Little Nyonya back in 2008, but their respective characters barely crossed paths in the plot. Incidentally, Bobby played the love interest of Jeanette Aw’s Yueniang, whom she later married towards the end of the hit serial.

Both parties initially dodged rumours of them dating, and it was only after being photographed together with a group of friends (see pic, Bobby is on the extreme right)…

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Zoe Tay: I’m not afraid of pulling down Chen Hanwei!

By on December 31st, 2009 | Singaporean Entertainment

29 Dec, 2009

Local artistes Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei will do their part for charity by painting a picture together at the upcoming Ren Ci Charity Show 2010. The actress said that while she is unafraid that she might drag Hanwei, she joked that Hanwei has to rely on her for expertise!

After 3 years, the Ren Ci Charity Show returns once more to Channel U. Due to telecast on the 24th of January 2010, the show returns with a full force of local and overseas artistes including Zoe Tay, Guo Liang, Kym Ng, Dasmond Koh, Michelle Chong, Michelle Chia and Constance Song.

Painting within Painting: Zoe Tay, Chen Hanwei and 4 other artistes

Following their Indian dance in the Tai Ho Guan Charity show in 2006, Zoe and Hanwei collaborate once again in this painting segment. Not only they are required to draw on a revolving…

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Singapore Idol winner Sezairi Sezali: “It’s a dream come true”

By on December 30th, 2009 | Singaporean Entertainment

Sezairi Sezali can be quite the cynic. Since speaking to the 22-year-old from the start of his Singapore Idol path, the man has always kept his fingers crossed and “expected the worst” to happen. Now that he’s won the title last night at the Grand Finale at the Indoor Stadium against competitor Sylvia Ratonel, perhaps it’s time he’s gonna turn a little more optimistic in his outlook?

The answer from the newest Singapore Idol is a resounding yes. “The Idol journey for me has been in stages. At the start, you feel that people hate you, and I start to doubt myself. Then I get [mentally] stronger and think, ‘Yes, I can do this.’ And then you’re at this stage where I think that it doesn’t matter if I win or lose. I’m [living] in the now. I’d like to do this for myself. So it’s like…

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