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8 Bizarre Oscars 2017 Moments That Made The Internet Go ?!?!

1 Mar 2017 by Germaine Cheah

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have seen or heard about that major flub at the 89th Academy Awards. But apart from that shocker of an ending, we recap the other moments that left us scratching our heads.

#1 And The Oscar For Best Picture Goes To…?

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In the most epic of fails that will outlive us all (yes Steve Harvey, your Miss Universe snafu is finally overshadowed, you can breathe a sigh of relief now), the wrong film was announced as the winner for the prestigious Best Picture award. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were apparently given the wrong envelope and initially announced La La Land as the winner, – and the producers only realised the mistake while the cast and crew were in the middle of their thank you speeches. La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz then announced that Moonlight had actually won the top honour, and that was how we were gifted the most historic Oscar blunder of all time. 

In case you missed it (or just want to relive the moment), watch the video of the mixup below:

Cringe, right? We gotta give props to the La La Land team for handling it with such grace, but Moonlight was way more deserving of the Oscar, and we’re super glad it went their way. 

#2 Nicole Kidman’s Seal-like Clapping

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Some of the best viral memes circulating the web comes from award shows, and the Oscars did not disappoint when Nicole Kidman was filmed applauding for her peers with a bizarre clap looking like a circus seal. It was unsettling to say the least, but perhaps she was trying to clap in a way that would avoid hurting her fingers from the rings she wore? We need answers, Nicole! 

#3 That Tour Bus Gambit

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Perhaps one of the most head-scratching moments of the show was when Jimmy Kimmel brought a group of random tourists into the Dolby Theatre to meet some of the biggest names in Hollywood. What followed was a painfully awkward few minutes where it felt like we were looking at a ‘zoo exhibit’ with the A-listers on display. However, we loved that the celebrities took the awkwardness in their stride and gave these tourists perhaps one of the best days of their lives! 

#4 Jimmy Kimmel Not Knowing How Twitter Works

President Donald Trump was the butt of many of Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes throughout the award show, but the highlight would have to be when the host sent a couple of tweets to the Commander-in-Chief – including one that said “#merylsayshi”, mocking Donald Trump’s comments about Meryl Streep’s acting career and her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. But the hilarious moment was quickly followed by an awkward one when the host was looking at Trump’s Twitter account and questioning why his tweet didn’t appear on the feed – oh Jimmy, do you not understand how Twitter works? 

#5 Suicide Squad Is Now An Oscar Winning Film?

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Look, we’re not trying to diss Alessandro Bertolazzi and his team for the wonderful makeup and hairstyling that was done on Suicide Squad, but let’s face it – it’s totally weird that the film (which was subpar if we’re being totally honest) can now be introduced as an “Academy Award-winning film”. 

#6 Candy Dropping From The Ceiling

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Keeping with the tradition of feeding his award show audiences food during the ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel decided to parachute little bags containing candy and popcorn (it was an award show dedicated to the movies after all) down from the rafters. It was a novel idea, and it was fun seeing the celebrities freak out over the food, but albeit unnecessary – send the candy our way perhaps?

#7 Casey Affleck’s Undeserving Oscar Win

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This was the second time after the Golden Globes that Brie Larson had to hand Casey Affleck an award, and she was not having it. Brie, who had won an Oscar for her portrayal of a sexual abuse survivor, refused to clap for Casey (who was accused of sexual harassment) as he gave his acceptance speech. Supermodel and resident Twitter queen, Chrissy Teigen was also caught snoozing on hubby John Legend’s shoulder during his speech. 

#8 That Lion King Reenactment 

While it may have seemed cute on paper, Jimmy Kimmel received a great deal of flak when he lifted Lion star Sunny Pawar in front of the entire audience in an effort to recreate the iconic scene when Rafiki lifts Simba up into the air in The Lion King. We all know how adorable Sunny is, but it definitely was a move that didn’t sit right with the rest of the Internet. 

What were some of your most shocking moments of the Oscars? Did you approve of the winners or were the other nominees more deserving? Sound off in the comments below!

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10 Movies You Should Watch In March

28 Feb 2017 by Germaine Cheah

Between action packed films to ’90s classics reboots to heartwarming animations, we take a look at the highly anticipated blockbusters coming out this month.

Logan

In Theatres: 02 March 2017

Set years after X-Men: Days of Future Past, the fearsome Wolverine’s regenerative abilities are weakening – with greying hair and scars leaving telltale signs all over his battle-ravaged body. A mysterious girl, Laura, appears with similar powers as the Wolverine and it becomes Logan’s responsibility to help the girl escape from mysterious forces who want her dead. This last instalment takes on a darker, more poignant tone as it explores the finality of a superhero’s inevitable last days. With Logan also marking the end of Hugh Jackman’s 17-year stint as the genetically enhanced mutant, will you be be ready to say goodbye to the best Wolverine ever?

A Dog’s Purpose

In Theatres: 02 March 2017

Who says only cats have nine lives? Just a puppy when he was rescued by a young boy,  follow Bailey’s story as he navigates life (and death) through his doggy reincarnations over the years, to find his one true purpose. 

Before I Fall

In Theatres: 02 March 2017

If you’re destined to relive the same day over and over again, would you do anything different? When high school senior Samantha Kingston wakes up the next morning following a fatal car accident, she sets about trying to change the events of that day. But with her fate intertwined with another person in danger, will she be able to end the time loop?

Kong: Skull Island

In Theatres: 09 March 2017

A modern reboot to the King Kong franchise, Kong: Skull Island follows a group of adventurers and soldiers who are brought together to explore the depths of an uncharted island. As they unwittingly venture deeper into the untouchable territories of the mythical Kong, the expedition turns increasingly perilous and the group’s numbers are decimated through gruesome encounters with the many monsters living on the island.

Beauty And The Beast

In Theatres: 16 March 2017

In exchange for her father’s freedom, Belle (Emma Watson) finds herself imprisoned within an enchanted castle by a fearsome Beast. Despite her fears towards her captor, she learns to look beyond appearances, realizing that beneath the ghastly exterior is a young prince who just wants to love and be loved. PS: super attentive potterheads have spotted a Harry Potter reference within the trailer, who knows if there will be more in the movie? 

Rock Dog

In Theatres: 16 March 2017

When he hears a rock song by legend Angus Scattergood, Bodi’s heart is opened to a whole new musical world. Fearing he doesn’t have the passion to live up to the expectations of being the next village guard, the wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff sets off into the big city to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, with hilarious consequences.

Power Rangers

In Theatres: 23 March 2017

In the reboot of the ’90s childhood classic, five high school misfits are brought together by destiny to become the latest generation of the Power Rangers. When they learn that the world is at the mercy of Rita Repulsa, a powerful witch and a former Ranger, the gang must overcome their personal issues, learn to harness their superpowers and band together as a team in order to save the world.

Life

In Theatres: 23 March 2017

While studying a sample from Mars for signs of extraterrestrial life, a group of scientists and astronauts soon discover that the organism is actually a rapidly growing life form. When the creature attacks one of the crew members, the team must figure out how to kill it before it becomes a threat to everyone on Earth.

Ghost In The Shell

In Theatres: 30 March 2017

In a world where technological advancement has allowed the transfer of one’s consciousness into an entirely new body, the citizens find themselves vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals. That’s where special ops field commander Major comes in, leading an elite task force in thwarting those threats. But their toughest mission yet will see them facing The Laughing Man, a cyberterrorist whose singular goal is to wipe out the technology responsible for Major’s existence.

The Boss Baby

In Theatres: 30 March 2017

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton finds his life as an only child turned upside down with the arrival of his new baby brother. When he tries to win back his parents’ affection, he uncovers a secret corporate conspiracy that his coffee-loving, briefcase-carrying baby brother is a part of. But will Tim help him or expose him? 

Want to know what else you can watch, read and spin this month? Go grab your March issue of Teenage Magazine out on newsstands now!

Rave Republic channels The Chainsmokers’ influence on new single ‘Leave My Mind’.

We always knew Ming Bridges was a star destined for great things the moment she won our Teenage Icon competition back in 2006, and she proves as such in her musical comeback with her new feature on local DJ/producer duo Rave Republic’s radio-friendly single ‘Leave My Mind’. 

Alongside producer Fulses – who adds a dash of dancehall influence on the track – Ming seductively sings over a catchy dance pop beat , before the song fading into a piano outro. 

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‘Leave My Mind’ marks Rave Republic’s foray into embracing a more pop sound, following their previous heavy EDM releases, and seems to set the tone for the future. “We’ve always wanted to create memorable experiences, whether it’s through our performances or our music. The track is very poignant and moving, yet darkly uplifting; therefore creating a very interesting juxtaposition in the tune.”, says Rave Republic.

Listen to ‘Leave My Mind’ below.

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FTISLAND Hongki Powers Through Singapore Concert Despite Heartbreak

22 Feb 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

“Don’t worry about me, I’m fine!” FTISLAND’s Lee Hongki announced midway through the K-band’s concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With news of Hongki’s split with Han Bo Reum just a few days before the show, Primadonnas couldn’t help but feel concerned. However, it seemed like there was nothing to worry about as the hype machine trailblazed his way through the two-hour set.

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Together with fellow members Jonghun, Jaejin, Seunghyun and Minhwan, the fivesome treated fans to an electrifying medley of hard-rocking bangers and nostalgia-drenched favourites from their decade-long catalog. The audience lapped it up, especially during the acoustic segment where they transformed the stage into a jazz bar setting and performed a stripped-down remix of songs from their debut album.

Ah, the good old days.

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Things got a tad emotional when FTISLAND went full-on emo rocker mode – stage draped in veil, psychedelic visuals and strobe lights on full display. “This is a song that reflects my mood,” Hongki began, inciting unified chants of “It’s okay!” from the crowd as he launched into tearful renditions of ‘Crying In The Rain’ and ‘Walking Dead’.

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It’s amazing how we’ve seen FTISLAND evolve from their formulaic brand of pop-rock to abandoning their roots for a sound they could call their own. The members, too, have all become bona fide performers with an energy that was born for the stage. Still, they managed to retain the signature wit that Primadonnas have grown to love. The lads had us all in stitches with their multiple attempts at one particular Singlish phrase – “Alamak, so hot!” – to hilariously painful failure.

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Wrapping up the show on a more serious note, Hongki teared up as he addressed the adoring crowd. “Thank you for coming today. It’s been quite some time since we came to Singapore so we were afraid that people would not remember us,” he confessed to the sea of yellow lightsticks. “But I promise we’ll be able to see each other again soon. When the time comes, please come and play with us again!”

That’s a promise, FTISLAND.

Photo credits: Red Spade Ventures

That’s not the end! We’ve got an exclusive interview with FTISLAND specially for you Primadonnas in the upcoming March issue, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

There’s a new Hallyu hearthrob in town, and man is this one an absolute keeper. Meet Park Bo Gum, the nation’s crown prince who kept 3,500 fans swooning for a whopping 5 hours straight at his sold-out fanmeeting. It’s hard not to fall in love with the 23-year-old, what with his famous megawatt smile, boy-next-door charm and the truckloads of crowd-pleasing fan service – not even the surprise appearance of a certain someone who descended from the sun can dull his shine that day. Looks like you’ve got competition, Captain Yoo!

#1 When he flew paper planes into our hearts

Not gon’ lie – we had a hard time figuring out whether it was K-drama paradise or real life ‘cause all of us practically received royal treatment from the actor. During the first game segment, a fan requested Bo Gum to pen a message on a paper plane and fly it to her – an unforgettable scene in Love In The Moonlight. He not only granted her the wish, the charmer then folded a couple more and sent them flying to all corners of the venue. What a sweetheart!

#2 When he took rejection like a boss

Park Bo Gum is no stranger to having his handshakes hilariously rejected by fans on more than one occasion.

Remember this awkward moment?

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Well, here’s one more to add to the list:

Backstory: A few lucky fans were picked to go up on stage and reenact iconic scenes from his hit dramas Love In The Moonlight and Reply 1988. One girl in particular had us all tickled pink when she unknowingly left the poor guy hanging and we couldn’t get over how epic his reaction was.

(P.S: She did come back up to shake his hand afterwards, so all’s good!)

#3 When he cooked up a romantic dinner for two

They say the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach, but even better when it’s Park Bo Gum preparing the meal just for you right? It was a dream come true for one very lucky fan, who was hand-fed the classic Korean dish of yubuchobap (seasoned tofu skin with rice) on stage and even received the apron the actor had been wearing as a memento – autographed and all!

#4 When he went that extra celebratory mile

Whoever gets to be his girlfriend will probably be the luckiest girl on the planet, as we’ve concluded after witnessing this aww-inducing moment. It happened to be the birthday of one fan who requested a song dedication on the piano, but she went home with more than just a serenade – our resident romantic went the extra length to surprise her with a birthday card and a pullover sweater he wore back in high school as a gift!

Bet this will be her most memorable birthday yet.

#5 When he left no man behind

Gotta say, Bo Gum’s level of dedication to his Bogum Bokjibus is pretty hard to beat. The actor must’ve been worn out after the three-hour fanmeet, but he took the time to high-five all 3,500 fans in attendance, showing no signs of fatigue as he smiled through an additional two hours of complimentary hi-touch. An anecdote that caught our eyes: the ever-so-attentive Bogummy saw an injured fan who was having difficulty going up the stage, and willingly moved out of his spot to help her out. Angel without wings indeed (Song Joong Ki’s words, BTW).

#6 When he wrote us (her?) a love letter

Call us old-fashioned, but there’s nothing like a sweet handwritten letter to cap off the night (boy was on the verge of tears while reading it). That’s not all: he even wanted to gift the letter to a special lady who was “wearing a green dress” and “looking at him warmly” when he passed her by. Unfortunately, the fan wasn’t identified – but he did promise to deliver it to her one day because he claimed to have memorised her face. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t envious…

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But of course, two is better than one!

At the end of the day, it’s the Sun and Moon brothers we’re talkin’ about and every K-Drama fanatic should’ve known by now that Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki come in a pair. After all, who wouldn’t want some double oppa goodness?

After making not-so-surprise appearances in Taipei and Bangkok, the Descendants of the Sun star made sure to support his fellow labelmate on the last leg of his Asia fanmeeting tour as well, to rapturous screams as the cheeky duo went on a full display of bromance – showing off their chemistry via a telepathy game, more skinship galore as they attempted to shoot down stuffed toys, making adorable chick figurines together etc.

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May the blossoming twosome shine even brighter in 2017!

Photo credits: UnUsUaL Entertainment

Still going through the Park Bo Gum withdrawals? Pick up a copy of the February issue for all the reasons why we love him! Also, check out our Twitter for more fun bits during the night.

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