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One Direction Heading for Splitsville?

24 Aug 2015 by Venetia Sng

Britain’s top boy band at the moment One Direction is set to break up in March 2016! It was reported that the idols – Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – will part company for a year to focus on solo projects. First Zayn Malik leaves 1D and now this! Our world is falling apart.

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A source told British media The Sun: “The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boy band. They fully deserve to have at least a year to work on their own projects. There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100 per cent behind the decision. It is definitely not a split and they fully intend to get back together at some time in the future.”

According to British media Telegraph, the band will not be touring their fifth album, which is set to be released at the end of the year.

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We really hope that they are only parting ways for a year but if their solo careers go well, they might just stick to that. Let’s hope for the best and continue support the boys! #OneDirectionForever

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Spend A Night At G-Dragon's Place

20 Aug 2015 by Arissa Ha

No, really. Five lucky fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance of staying at G-Dragon’s second home in Hongdae, Korea! 

In a collaboration with Airbnb, G-Dragon’s second home –the Dukyang studio – will be transformed into a special Airbnb listing. One fan each from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia will be meeting G-Dragon himself and get a tour of this very intimate space before settling into a sleepover. The Korean superstar will also be showing his guests his fave spots in Seoul, and treat them to an unforgettable experience at the YG Cafeteria. 

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Check out www.airbnb.com.sg/gdragon for more information, and to take part in the competition! 

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Entertainment News Recap

18 Aug 2015 by Venetia Sng

Music videos were dropped, more break up news and who is whose brother now? We bring you the latest entertainment news you missed last week!

YoonA and Lee Seung Gi splits

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Korean media outlet Star News revealed that Lee Seung Gi and YoonA are no longer a couple. The couple have parted ways after 1 year and 9 months of dating due to their busy schedules. They couldn’t help but drifted apart the past year as they both have had various acting roles and music comeback preparations.

SM Entertainment quickly responded with this statement, “After confirming with her, we have learned it’s true she and Lee Seung Gi have recently broken up. They have decided to remain good friends.”

Though we are pretty upset that one of our favourite couples has split, there isn’t anyone to blame here but their hectic schedules. Fighting!

Frozen’s Elsa & Anna have a secret little brother

If you were unaware if it, Disney fans have many theories about how the movies’ characters and plot-lines often interlink with each other by spotting “Easter Eggs”. #NowYouKnow

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Now Chris Buck, the director of Frozen and Tarzan, has fuelled fan theories by saying Anna and Elsa’s parents never died, but were in fact shipwrecked on an island, where they gave birth to Tarzan. In an interview, Buck said that although they’re not officially linked, in his mind he sees Tarzan as being Anna and Elsa’s brother. SAY WHAT!

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“Of course Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die. Yes, there was a shipwreck, but they were at sea a little bit longer than we think they were because the mother was pregnant, and she gave birth on the boat, to a little boy. They get shipwrecked, and somehow they really washed way far away from the Scandinavian waters, and they end up in the jungle. They end up building a tree house and a leopard kills them, so their baby boy is raised by gorillas.”

Chris Buck

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Well, we don’t see a lot of similarities from the side-by-side comparison of the parents from screen-caps of Frozen and Tarzan but since it came from director, we’ll accept it!

Diplo’s track ‘Doctor Pepper’ feat. CL drops MV

2NE1’s CL, Diplo, Riff Raff, and OG Maco have finally released the official music video for their collaboration track ‘Doctor Pepper’. The collaboration was dropped earlier this year in May, giving us a first glimpse of CL’s American solo debut. But we’re less than impressed with the (IMHO) poorly produced MV, maybe we’re just too used to the mind blowing and visually captivating MVs produced by the K-pop industry. 

Though the video turned out to be meh, this song is turning out to be a successful collaboration! The track is at the number 10 spot on Billboard’s ‘Last 24 Hours’ chart, which reflects ‘the most shared songs on Twitter over the last 24 hours’. We can’t wait for CL’s solo debut already!

Cast photo of Star Wars standalone film ‘Rogue One’ released

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Star-Wars-Rouge-One-CastCredit: Lucasfilms

Lucasfilm announced that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars series, Rogue One, directed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards, has started principal photography. It tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”

Producer Kathleen Kennedy

The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. If you take a closer look, it looks like Donnie Yen’s character is blind, but do not judge a book by its cover, we’re sure he’ll kick some serious ass with that stick he’s holding.

Girls’ Generation unleash ‘Lion Heart’ MV

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for! Girls’ Generation finally release the first part of their album ‘Lion Heart’ and the MV for the title track. The lovely ladies looking gorgeous with the old retro glamour and look out for that thigh split – we can’t stop listening to this catchy track!

And teases us further with ‘You Think’

The girls have also dropped their MV teaser for their second title track, ‘You Think’! This track is the total opposite of ‘Lion Heart’, they are going for the more dance kind of feel. Is it me or does it look a bit like ‘I Got A Boy’?

Watch this space for more entertainment news and celebrity gossips! 

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Girls' Generation Teases 'Lion Heart'

14 Aug 2015 by Venetia Sng

Girls’ Generation are not done with their comeback yet! They are coming back with not one but two title tracks in their 5th album ‘Lion Heart’! The album will be released on 18th and 19th of August, with the first 6 songs on 18th and the second half on 19th.

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Judging by the comeback CF the girls previously released, ‘Lion Heart’ has a retro sound to it, while ‘You Think’ is a catchy dance track.

Can’t wait for the release already? Check out the individual teaser images for ‘Lion Heart’ where the girls look all sultry donning the pin-up look at the gallery above!

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Sheppard

12 Aug 2015 by Johanna Teo

Aussie indie-pop band Sheppard’s set to open for Kodaline’s gig in Singapore tomorrow, and we can’t decide which act we’re more pumped to catch. We chatted with Emma Sheppard, where she shared these interesting facts about the band. 

1. The band had pretty cool lives even pre-Sheppard. 
“Amy used to be a makeup artist, Jason used to have six fingers, Michael was a gardener, I can walk on my hands [and used to do gymnastics], and George used to be an actor.” Apparently Dean’s an open book, because Emma couldn’t think of anything people didn’t know about him. 

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Photo: Universal Music Singapore

2. It’s a more-love-less-hate kinda relationship within the band
 “The boys always tap – like on any surface, they tap. And I get really angry after awhile. (Laughs) But everyone’s really considerate to each other, and they make me laugh. It’s nice to be around each other.” 

 

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3. Emma has lost stuff during their travels 
“I left my bass guitar in the back of a cab in New York City. (Laughs) I never got it back.” Shame on whoever took it!

4. The band does read comments on their social media platforms, and sometimes they comment back (even to the not-so-nice ones)
“It’s getting hard to keep up with the comments and everyone else on social media. We like to reply as best as we can, even the mean ones, it’s kinda funny. So pretty recently, a girl was commenting on my shoe [and saying that] she didn’t really like it. So I replied [to her comment]. I think after all, it’s not about my shoe. It’s about the music, yeah?” 

 

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5. Emma has a creative streak! 
“I really enjoy graphic design. I did study fashion design for awhile before I was in the band, and I really enjoyed  designing stuff on computers.” Perhaps we’ll see her creations in the future? #FingersCrossed 

Here are a couple of Sheppard’s hit records (if you haven’t already heard ’em). BTW, check out our Instagram @TeenageMagazine for the deets on Sheppard and Kodaline’s show on 13 August! 

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