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Ex-1D Member Zayn Malik Signs with RCA Records

31 Jul 2015 by Venetia Sng

Fans of Zayn (Zayners? Malikers?) rejoice! The ex One Direction member has signed a global recording deal with RCA Records. We can’t wait for his solo album to be out already!

Zayn Malik Signs Global Recording Deal With RCA RecordsCredit: Getty Images

Ever since his departure from 1D in March this year, we’ve all been wondering when this heart breaker will make a solo comeback. Well, it seems like the wait is over! RCA Records and Syco Music announce today that Zayn Malik will release his debut solo album on RCA Records. No news as to when the album will be out but now that he’s signed with a label, we hope it means that it’ll be out soon!

“With RCA, Zayn has the perfect label to work with on his solo career. They are excited about working with him and I am sure whatever they release together will be special.”

Simon Cowell of Syco Music

“Zayn’s a genius songwriter with an incredible voice, and we are proud to have him join our roster of iconic superstars. We are thrilled he has entrusted us to deliver his personal artistic vision to millions of his fans across the globe.”

Peter Edge and Tom Corson of RCA

Exciting much? Let us know what you think about Zayn’s solo debut by commenting below!

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Entertainment News Recap

28 Jul 2015 by Venetia Sng

Celebrity spats, one more couple revealed and who’s pregnant now? We present to you a recap of the juiciest entertainment news. 

Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah confirmed to be dating

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Cue hearts breaking. Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah are dating, agencies from both sides have confirmed the reports! The 26-year-old actor and 31-year-old actress were spotted by Korean media, Dispatch, meeting up in secret. According to Dispatch, Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah became friendly as the endorsement models for fashion brand Giordano, which they shot for early this year in January. It’s rumoured that they’ve been dating for around two months now. A source told Dispatch that they started becoming interested in each other in February and started a relationship in May. Though fan boys and girls (including us) all around are weeping, we still wish them all the best!

Nicki and Tay Tay having it out on Twitter

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Earlier last week, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to express her disappointment that ‘Anaconda’, which broke video streaming records when it was released last August, wasn’t up for Best Choreography and Video of the Year at this year’s VMAs.

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Taylor Swift, whose ‘Bad Blood’ video broke the streaming record set by ‘Anaconda’, took the tweet personally and responded.

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Minaj said that Swift was misinterpreting her comments.

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 Taylor tried to smooth over the whole situation with this but we ain’t having it!

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(Obviously) Katy Perry got involved and Minaj favourited her tweet.

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Swift later apologised which Minaj accepted with grace.

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Kim Kardashian, Ed Sheeren and Bruno Mars got somehow dragged into this and you know how these things go.. but all is well now, so lets head back to our daily lives.

Jun Ji Hyun is pregnant with her first child

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Top Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun (34) is pregnant with her first child! The ‘You Who Came From the Stars’ and ‘My Sassy Girl’ star is currently 10 weeks pregnant after 3 years of marriage to husband Choi Joon Hyuk. Her agency stated, “It’s still the beginning of her pregnancy, so they’re being very careful. Currently, Jun Ji Hyun plans to focus on her health and the baby. We sincerely thank everyone for their interest.” Congrats to Jun Ji Hyun and her family!

iKon debut date confirmed

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YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk had let it slip through an interview about his thoughts on Tablo’s label ‘HIGHGRND’ previously that iKON will be debuting on 15th September.

Officials from the agency have also recently confirmed the news, stating, “We have finalised iKON’s debut date for September 15. They’re currently preparing diligently.”

So after sunbaes BIGBANG wrap up their promotions, iKON will be up next to take the torch! We can’t wait to see what iKon has in stores for us!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 official trailer is out

Lionsgate has finally revealed the full-length trailer for the highly anticipated ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’, featuring the half-human-half-lizard-like sewer monsters! Finnick and Katniss were featured in the video, fighting these creatures as they attempt to enter the city. President Snow has also rigged the entire Capitol as a Hunger Games substitute – someone has Hunger Games withdrawals. Are you as excited as we are for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’?

Tao’s solo MV taken down by SM Entertainment

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Tao (Z.Tao) has revealed the dark, moody and trippy music video for his Chinese solo debut song, ‘T.A.O’ on the 23rd July. However fans have noted that it’s been taken down one day after “due to a copyright claim by SM Entertainment“. This has been grabbing a lot of attention amidst the feud that appears to be going on between Tao and agency, yet no word from either. Only time will tell we guess.

Fan responses range from amusement to disbelief and from agreement that this was the right course of action that SM Entertainment would get in the way. What are your thoughts about this?

Catch us next week for more entertainment news and celebrity gossips!

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5 Life Lessons We Learned From Koda Kumi

23 Jul 2015 by Chew Hui Ling

Koda Kumi is one of the hottest personalities in showbiz, and why not? The J-pop bombshell boasts a stage presence that can only be outshined by her sultry vocals, but when it comes to assets – it’s undeniably her voluptuous bod, honed from 15 years of donning risque costumes. So it struck us as a surprise when we realised just how inspirational the real Kumi is. Greeting the media at the press conference for her first ever solo concert in Singapore (like, finally!), the 32-year-old opened up about her insecurities, inner beauty, and female-empowering ideals.

1. Feel confident in what you wear.

“I like to pick stage costumes that flatter my body shape, typically one-piece outfits that’s one-of-a-kind and not typically seen on anyone else. I’d usually take into consideration the era [of my concert] and what trends are popular during the time of the year.”

2. Embrace your insecurities.

“Actually, I’ve never thought of myself as sexy. I do have low self-esteem sometimes, and there are some parts of myself that I don’t feel confident about at all. When that happens, I turn to fashion to cover up my flaws and boost my confidence.”

3. Who run the world? Girls.

“Rather than having guys associate me with the word ‘sexy’, I’d prefer to be viewed as a cool, strong and independent figure from the female crowd instead.”

4. Express yourself, impress everyone.

“Personally, I feel that summer is a season where I could freely express myself and be comfortable in my own skin, so I’d pick tracks that best reflect the summer image. As an artiste, I was proud to have achieved the ‘Koda Kumi voice’ back in 2006, which is why I selected songs after ’06 to be included in my summer compilation album.”

5. Be yourself and you can be anything.

“As I age, I put more emphasis on inner beauty rather than what’s on the outside. After 15 years in the industry, I realised that being yourself is the most important thing. People can say what they want to say, but you should always maintain your stance and be yourself no matter what.”

Photo credit: Avex Singapore

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Entertainment News Recap

21 Jul 2015 by Venetia Sng

More scandals, summer comebacks and BIGBANG in Singapore! Here’s a recap of what happened in the entertainment world last week.

Tao to make a solo comeback

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We are trying to remain optimistic regarding Tao’s status as an EXO member but a flurry of social media activity seem to point out that all hope is lost. Everyone noticed that Tao went on an unfollowing spree and unfollowed everyone on his Instagram account. And to make matters worse, Baekhyun and Chanyeol unfollowed Tao on their Instagram accounts too. Tao also deleted the phrase “EXO member” from his Weibo account.

Meanwhile, Tao, aka Z.TAO, revealed more details of his upcoming solo debut, which has been scheduled for July 23. While we can always hope for the best but it looks like Tao will not be part of EXO any longer.

Super Junior drops MV for ‘Devil’

Time to sell our souls to the ‘Devil’ as we swoon at this hot new MV from Super Junior! With a dramatic, action-packed, film noir-inspired theme for the MV, is it getting hot in the room or what? Each member looking smoking hot in suits and sunglasses whether they’re wielding guns, riding a motorcycle, playing poker or interrogating a pretty lady.

1D’s Louis Tomlinson is going to be a Dad

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Briana Jungwirth, a stylist, is having a baby with One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, 23! She has been spotted out for the first time since the pregnancy news was revealed earlier last week. The 23-year-old looked casual as she emerged from a shop after picking up some food.

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The twosome, who are now close friends, had a brief fling in May this year, around two months after he ended his long-term relationship with girlfriend Eleanor Calder. It has been reported that the 1D pop star, who rose to fame with the successful boy band back in 2010 on The X Factor, is intending to support Briana every step of the way throughout pregnancy and motherhood. 

A Pink comes back with ‘Remember’

A Pink has done it again! They’ve released another sweet song for their summer comeback with their signature 90’s sound. ‘Remember’ starts off with a nice music box instrumental and simple vocals before erupting into their bubbly, cheery style of music. We’ve got this down as one of our summer anthems already.

Sun & Sohee to leave Wonder Girls

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Although it’s already been revealed that Wonder Girls would promote as a quartet with Sunmi, Yubin, Lim, and Yenny, many still held hope that Sohee and Sun would promote with the girls at a later date.

Those hopes have now fizzled as the dreaded news was finally announced. In a brief statement to the press, JYP Entertainment wrote, “Sunye and Sohee, both active as Wonder Girls members, have withdrawn from the team. Wonder Girls will accordingly promote as a four member group with Yeeun, Yubin, Sunmi, Hyelim.” JYP explained that Sun terminated her contract to devote her time to her family. Sohee on the other hand, has not been under contract with JYP for some time, she withdrew from the group to focus on her individual pursuits.

Despite their withdrawal, both girls are very supportive of the Wonder Girls comeback preparations. We wish them all the best!

BIGBANG 2015 World Tour [MADE] in Singapore

BIGBANG made a splash on our sunny shores over the weekend with their World Tour [MADE] and we were there to give you live updates on our Instagram account (@TeenageMagazine). Just in case you missed out on all the good stuff, let us share with you some snippets we took that night!

GD and Seungri performing ‘Let’s Talk About Love’.

 

Let’s talk about love with Seungri and GD, shall we? #TeenageMagazine #TeenageHappenings #TeenageConcert #BIGBANG #BIGBANGMADEINSG

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Daesung enjoying his drum solo.

Ending the night with ‘Bang Bang Bang’.

Catch us next week for more entertainment news and celebrity gossips!

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Entertainment News Recap

14 Jul 2015 by Venetia Sng

Shocking behaviour, behind the scenes clip and tonnes of K-pop summer comebacks. We bring to you the juiciest entertainment news of the week!

Ariana Grande Was Caught Licking Doughnuts In A Shop

Media outlet TMZ got ahold of security footage in which Ariana Grande is in a doughnut shop with some friends and she starts licking the doughnuts on display.

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She then moved on to another tray and proceeds to lick another doughnut.

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When the shop employee came around, she says with “I hate Americans. I hate America.”

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The 22 year old singer has since apologised for her “poor choice of words” in this video and continued to say that she has never been prouder to be an American, given the country’s recent progressive victories.

“Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you have no idea was taken was such a rude awakening,” she said. “It’s like you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself; I, like, wanted to shove my face in a pillow and disappear.”

Special Look Behind the Scenes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed at San Diego Comic-Con

“Everything’s changed, but nothing’s changed.” With this perfect summary, Mark Hamill introduces the new short film going behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This special behind the scenes clip has reinvigorate our passion and childlike enthusiasm for the series. We sure wish we could run out and watch the movie like now!

Girls’ Generation Drops ‘Party’ MV

After a torturous 1.5 years of waiting, SNSD is back full steam ahead with their first of three summer releases ‘Party’! Read about how the members feel about promoting as an eight-member group here. Plus check out their comeback performances for ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and ‘Party’ below!

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon spotted at Chanel Casino

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Big Bang’s G-Dragon was spotted at Chanel’s special event for their couture show, the Chanel Casino.

Attending the show as one of Chanel’s special guests along side fellow stars Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore, and rubbing shoulders with Kanye West and Tilda Swinton at a couture party after. As always, G-Dragon fits right in with the fashionista crowd.

 

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INFINITE is back with ‘Bad’

The boys of INFINITE have made their long awaited return with the release of their music video for ‘Bad’. The new track is a pumping dance track infused with a dash of hip-hop. To match with the title of the song, the boys are back in the music video with a ‘bad boy’ image, a bit of a departure from their usual romantic style. 

GOT7 Releases MV for ‘Just Right’

The lads of GOT7 are back with their music video for ‘Just Right’! This single is the title track for their album of the same name and sounds like an eccentric bubble pop, yet upbeat hip hop track. We cannot help but smile while watching this video cause it’s impossible to resist their super adorable faces!

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Trailer Unveiled

After his battle with Zod in Man of Steel, Superman is a polarizing figure — not everyone trusts this alien being with the power to level a city. And right off the bat we see a skyscraper being razed by a flaming beam (Superman’s heat vision?) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) running toward the billowing cloud as the building (Wayne Financial) falls. We also finally see Wonder Woman in action, wielding her sword and creating some kind of massive energy field bubble. So much awesomeness packed in this trailer, we can hardly hold on to our pants right now.

Catch us next week for more entertainment news and celebrity gossips! 

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