It’s been almost a year since Halsey released her sophomore effort, but it looks like the hopeless fountain kingdom era has only just begun. On 26 March midnight, the ‘Now Or Never’ songstress dropped the announcement of her 2018 world tour dates – which sent all the local fans into a frenzy as Singapore is included as one of the few Asia stops!

Halsey World Tour

Having performed as the headlining act at the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix, this will be Halsey’s first solo concert in Singapore. But this time round, she wouldn’t be a one-woman show anymore. The singer will be sharing the spotlight with a strong ensemble of female supporting acts throughout the tour, including Kehlani, Jessie Reyez and Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui. Indonesian R&B artiste Nicole Zefanya aka NIKI will be accompanying her for the Asian leg of the tour.

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HALSEY “HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM WORLD TOUR SINGAPORE 2018”
Date:
8 August 2018
Time:
8pm
Venue:
The Star Theatre
Ticket prices: 
$158, $138, $118 and $88

Tickets will go on sale 13 May, 12pm via www.apactix.com. StarHub customers will enjoy a one-day priority sale on 12 May, from 12pm to 11.59pm.

Meanwhile, here’s Halsey’s hopeless fountain kingdom album on repeat:

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Meet The Superstar Mentors Of The Upcoming Produce 101 China!

26 Mar 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

After the overwhelming success of Produce 101, Mnet announced that they’ll be teaming up with Tencent for the official Chinese version of the popular survival programme known as 创造101. And they certainly wasted no time in pulling out all the stops for the show – just looking at the star-studded panel of mentors, we know it’s going to be a hit.

Meet the mentors

Not to be confused with iQIYI’s Idol Producer – which features prominent K-pop stars such as EXO’s Lay, GOT7’s Jackson and PRSTIN’s Kyulkyung – the brand new Produce 101 China boasts an ensemble of judges that’s just as impressive.

Produce 101 China Mentors

In an awkward twist of fate, former EXO member Tao is revealed to be the main host of the show. S.H.E’s Ella and Chinese pop singer Jason Zhang will be appearing as vocal trainers, Chinese singer-songwriter Tiger Hu will be in charge of composing, while Mandopop dance king Show Luo and UNIQ’s Wang Yi Bo will be taking on the roles of dance instructors.

The next I.O.I in the making?

While Idol Producer will be debuting an all-male lineup, Produce 101 China is all about the girls. The first season of Produce 101 witnessed the birth of nation’s girl group I.O.I, and only time will tell if the Chinese trainees will be able to do their seniors proud. Notable contestants include WJSN’s Mei Qi and Xuan Yi, Taiwanese girl group A’N’D’s Lucia and Sunnee, and more. We can’t wait to see who will be picked to be the first ever centre for the new ‘Pick Me’!

Filming has already commenced on 22 March and trainees have started moving into the dorms on 25 March. The series is set to premiere on 21 April.

Produce 101 China Set

Will you be tuning in to Produce 101 China? Let us know in the comments below!

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Try Not To Fall In Love With Harry Styles After Watching This Clip

22 Mar 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

When it comes to the fan service game, Harry Styles is hard to beat. Everybody knows that the Brit heartthrob is one ridiculously attractive man, but what makes him such a steal is his unwavering love for his dedicated fans. While it’s normal for celebrities to show appreciation to their supporters, our beloved Hazza always makes sure to go above and beyond in his fan interactions – from calming a fan down after she had a panic attack, to standing up for his legion of devotees in front of a nosy reporter.

As we countdown to his upcoming show in Singapore, we rounded up 5 of his most heart-fluttering moments to date. Watch our compilation video below and try not to fall in love!

How lucky are these fangirls? But fret not, your dream of meeting Harry Styles is soon about to come true! Come 3 May 2018, he will be coming back to Singapore to perform for a full-fledged concert – and if these moments didn’t manage to convince you to go watch him live, we don’t know what else will. Limited tickets are still available at www.sportshubtix.sg.

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It’s been barely a year since Fifth Harmony last performed in Singapore, but on their return for the long-awaited PSA Tour, the ladies are showing that it’s still worth it.

Swiftly kicking off their mid-week gig with a simple ‘PSA’ flashing on a backdrop screen, Lauren, Normani, Ally and Dinah Jane strided onto stage just past 8pm to thunderous applause that could fill a theatre. Impressive, considering that those cheers came from a relatively smaller crowd at the [email protected] event space.

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour Live in Singapore

While the turnout might be a stark difference from the girls’ first showing at The Star Theatre last year, it didn’t stop the quartet from shimmying, sashaying and strutting about the minimal stage. Launching into their breakout smash ‘Worth It’, the fierce foursome whipped everyone in attendance into full focus, as they captivated all eyes by nailing every choreographed dance move to a T. From then, they tore through familiar hits like ‘BO$$’ and ‘Reflection’ from their first album.

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour Live in Singapore

But the forefront of the night’s setlist belonged to their latest self-titled album, which was released last year following Camila’s departure. They performed every song off the record – from the sassy ‘Deliver’ to the uplifting ‘Make You Mad’ – and pleasantly elevated the tracks to new levels with their flawless vocal deliveries. On ‘Lonely Night’, a chair was brought onstage for a mystery guest… which turned out to be a lucky male member of the audience!

Fans were left envious as the starstruck Harmonizer was flirtatiously led across the stage by the girls, before ending the performance with individual hugs. It was a nice, spontaneous moment that allowed 5H’s personalities to shine through, fitted nicely in the middle of an otherwise regular show.

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour Live in Singapore

While all four ladies were looking their flawless selves for the sea of phone cameras that were recording their every move, they also let their music do most of the talking instead. There were no inspiring speeches given here, just empowering hit after hit with songs like ‘Down’ and ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’, the latter of which only served as a prelude to their massive finale of ‘Work From Home’.

But the positive vibes didn’t stop there. As soon as they bowed out of stage for what seemed to be the end of the night, the screen lit up with a video montage as their live band began playing the opening instrumental to ‘Bridges’. The empowering track welcomed them back for one more sing-along together, as they held up a rainbow flag – symbolising the freedom to love – painted with the lyrics ‘Bridges Not Walls’ and waved it to the adoring love of their fans.

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour Live in Singapore

It was a testament to the brand Fifth Harmony has built over their six years together, as one would observe their fans of different ages, races and backgrounds trickle out of the concert hall together, still humming the hits.

With Fifth Harmony’s recent announcement of their indefinite hiatus, we can’t help but to be thankful that we were at least treated to one final farewell before they each take on their solo careers full steam ahead. And while the end of an era marks an uncertain yet exciting future, the unforgettable memories and music built between 5H and Hamonizers will surely, last a lifetime.

Image credits: Aloysius Lim / Alvin Ho for LAMC Productions 

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Remember when the Our Times craze practically swept the nation and all of Asia back in 2015? If you’re one of those who can’t get enough of the romance between Lin Chen Hsin and Hsu Tai Yu in the Taiwanese coming-of-age flick, here’s some good news: the Chinese media has recently confirmed that a sequel will be in the works! 

A nostalgic love story between a nerdy high school lass and the school’s resident troublemaker, Our Times (我的少女时代) went on to become a major box office hit, catapulting Taiwanese rising stars Vivian Sung and Darren Wang to instant fame. The film ended on a fairytale-esque note with the estranged lovers reuniting almost two decades later at an Andy Lau concert, but is it happy ever after for our favourite couple? Looks like we’ll find out soon enough.

Here’s what we know so far:

It will not be called Our Times 2.

Our Times Movie Poster

Due to copyright issues, it’s been reported that the highly-anticipated sequel will not be named Our Times 2 (我的少女时代2) – but instead taking on a totally different title. Which understandably caused many to be concerned about the series losing its original essence, considering how it’s already such a recognisable piece from the name alone. But we think fans have nothing much to worry about, as director Frankie Chen and screenwriter Tseng Yu Ting will once again be helming the production.

Will Vivian Sung and Darren Wang be in it?

Initial reports stated that Darren Wang will be making a comeback as Hsu Tai Yu, but we might have to burst your bubble right here: the Taiwanese actor has stepped out to clarify that although he has plans to work with Frankie Chen in the future, he will not be taking part in the upcoming production. And neither will Vivian Sung, who’s currently busy with other filming commitments.

Frankie Chen Darren Wang

What a blow for fans of the onscreen lovebirds, but guess that’s something else to look forward to as well. Besides, rumour has it that the female protagonist is quite the A-lister so we’re excited to see whether the new cast will be able to match up to the chemistry of our OG OTP. Even better, just imagine how epic it’d be if Joe Chen and Jerry Yan, who acted as the grown-up counterparts of Lin Chen Hsin and Hsu Tai Yu, reprised their roles? You never know!

Our Times Joe Chen Jerry Yan

When will it be released?

The series is reportedly still in the casting stage, with director Frankie Chen aiming to begin filming this summer. Based on the previous timeline, Our Times started filming in October 2014 and wrapped up in April 2015, before hitting the big screens two months later in June. There’s no definite release date for the sequel yet, but chances are it’s likely to make its debut sometime next year. Keep your eyes peeled!

Are you excited for the sequel? Meanwhile, hit us up with your dream casting suggestions in the comments below!

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