Ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner undergoing gender transition

Former Olympic medalist and TV personality Bruce Jenner is undergoing a gender transition into a woman.  

Speculation has been rife for months about the changes to Jenner's physical appearance.

Now, a source close to the family has confirmed that the rumours are indeed true. 

"(Jenner) is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing," said the source, according to People. 

"He's in such a great space. That's why it's the perfect time to do something like this. 

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star married Kris Kardashian in 1991 but split in 2013.  

Together, the couple had two daughters - Kylie and Kendall. 

 

 

When questioned in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, step-daughter Kim Kardashian said: "We support Bruce no matter what.

"I will say I think Bruce should tell his story his way... everyone goes through things in life... I think he'll share whenever the time is right."

She also believes that Jenner is at his "happiest".

Jenner is set to air his gender transformation journey as a docu-series on E! later this year.

Source: The San Fransisco Globe, PEOPLE

 

Teens who use cellphones often at night are prone to depression, scientists say

When it's time to sleep, it's time to sleep. 

According to research by the University of Basel in Switzerland, teens with smartphones tend to spend more time online especially at night, leaving themselves at risk of depression. 

The study, which was conducted on 300 students, analysed digital media consumption between teens with smartphones and teens with conventional phones.   

Results showed that only 17 per cent of smartphone users switched off their phones or left it on silent at night compared with 47 per cent of teens who owned conventional phones. 

Additionally, teens with smartphones spend an average of two hours on the Internet on weekdays - an hour more than those who own conventional smartphones.

Smartphone users also sent a whopping 85 messages a day on average. 

"Due to wireless Internet connections and cheap flat rates, teenagers with smartphones spend more time online and communicate with their peers for less money - for example via WhatsApp - which has changed their digital media use pattern profoundly," the research noted.  

Risk factor

Scientists claimed that the increased use of digital media at night have put teens at risk of poor sleep and depression.

"Sleep disturbance is an important risk factor for the development of depression during adolescence," said researchers.

"Excessive electronic media use at night is a risk factor for both adolescents’ sleep disturbance and depression."

The findings have been published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Source: Mirror Online, Times of India

S'pore DJ calls dead mum's phone as she misses her

Missing her: DJ Rosalyn Lee wrote on Instagram that she lost her mum to cancer 11 years ago on Feb 4, which is World Cancer Day.

Feb 4 is World Cancer Day.

To increase awareness for the fight against this deadly disease, 625 worldwide events are taking place, according to the World Cancer Day website.

On the local front, DJ Rosalyn Lee's touching Instagram post has prompted many of her followers to reminisce about the loved ones they have lost to cancer.

Let's take a moment today to remember as well.

 

 

 

4th Feb - its World Cancer Day today. its also my mom's 11th death anniversary. its a funny coincidence, isnt it, that cancer took her life on world cancer day? here with my #innercircle and paying respects to mom. i always feel silly doing this cuz i dont believe in life after death. i believe that once you die, everything just fades to black and thats it. finito. so i dont believe that shes "up there" somewhere looking down on me and guiding me through life. but i love coming here cuz i get to spend more time with my brother @lahyen and the people i love @officialstar @justinvanderstraaten and @chewsoowei, which is always nice. that said, i do miss mom. not just today, but every single day. i miss hearing her voice, of which i have no record of. i miss seeing her move and i miss her smile. she was sad for a very long time cuz she had a pretty rough life, and her smiles though rare, were the most beautiful flashes of pearly whites ive ever seen. not recording videos of her was my biggest regret. but we didnt have smartphones back then, and we couldnt afford a handycam. sibeh sian. maybe this is why i take so many photos and videos and shit cuz lesson learnt. if you're on the verge of losing someone you love today, or have lost someone you love, my thoughts and heart's with you. the pangs of pain and the feeling of loss never goes away, but i promise that you'll still be strong enough to go about living life to the fullest. ima share with you this quote by William Penn that soothes me whenever the feeling of loss gets a lil rough: "they that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. death cannot kill what never dies."

A photo posted by ROSALYN LEE (@heyrozz) on

 

 

On her post, Lee shared how she grieved for her mum: "I called her mobile number on a few occasions over a few years after her death, just to hear the ringtone, and imagined the possibility of her answering. And I would hang up after a few rings so that I can continue imagining that.

"Dunno who took over her number, dunno why it kept ringing.. and despite missed calls, no one ever called back. haha pyscho right? ive since stopped doing it."

 

Remembrance: Rosalyn Lee (right) with her mother Lee Kim Geok. 

 

Fifty Shades of Yellow featuring SpongeBob

Here's a teaser you may or may not be happy to see. 

The SpongeBob Movie twitter account decided to spice things up by releasing a very creative poster

And it has little to do with their movie, well, not really anyway. 

With the Sponge Bob movie and Fifty Shades of Grey coming out soon and within a week of each other, they decided to combine both movies into one poster. Here's the original poster and the edited one. 


Photo: Focus Features

 

 

Not something you can unsee. Hopefully the Sponge Bob movie isn't anything like Fifty Shades of Grey! 

Sources: Twitter, Buzzfeed

 

 

Girl, 17, pours acid on boyfriend's genitals after their sex tape is leaked

A 17-year-old girl in South Africa poured acid on her boyfriend's genitals after she found out that their sex tape had been shared online.  

The youth - who is not named for legal reasons - was unaware that her boyfriend, Humphrey Khoza, 25, had been filming the whole act from his laptop.

The video soon ended up on socal media and went viral, leaving the girl fuming,    

The youth marched into a pub to confront Khoza before pouring battery acid on him. 

The burning liquid has severely affected his penis and he has been told by doctors that it will never function the same again and he now has to urinate through a tube. He is also due to go for a surgery. 

Khoza told Citi FM Online: "Everything happened in a blink of an eye because I saw her when she was coming with a bottle, but I didn’t realise that she was carrying acid."

 He added: "She just angrily called me a dog. She asked how in the world I could have done such an evil thing to her.

"It was only then that I realised that she was talking about the video that I took while we were having sex."

Khoza claims he had no idea how the video ended up online.

"We agreed to have sex, but she was not aware that I was filming it using my laptop computer," he said.

"I did not intend to show anyone the video and I still don’t know how it got onto social media."  

Pointless

Khoza feels it is pointless to press charges against his attacker. 

"Even if I press charges, it is useless because it won’t bring back my manhood. Her being in jail will just ruin her future because she is still young and I do not have the energy to attend court,” said Khoza.

Source: Metro, Citi FM Online

 

M'sian mum has baby girl while in coma, her hubby says...

Nor Laila Razak, 33, was five months pregnant when she fell into a coma last October due to encephalitis - an inflammation of the brain.

But last month (Jan 15), doctors at a Terengganu hospital in Malaysia managed to successfully deliver her baby girl while she remained comatose.

The delivery was performed via caesarian section, according to Harian Metro.

Her husband Rusili Usof said:

"She (the baby) is a bit underweight, but is healthy and was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
"But I am sad for my wife who is still in a coma."

Despite suffering heartache over his wife's condition, Mr Rusili was still elated over the birth of his daughter, Noor Shafikah, and praised doctors for saving her life.   

Concerns about her aside, he is also worried about not receiving welfare aid despite applying for it months back.

Every day, the 33-year-old fisherman continues to travel about 90km by motorcycle to visit his wife in hospital.

Source: The Star Online

Have you seen this man? Call the police if you have

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 30-year-old Giam Kia Heng.

He was last seen in Redhill Market on Jan 30.

He was wearing a red and white t-shirt, brown short pants and black sandals with a yellow wrist band, the police said in a statement.

Anyone with information can call the Police Hotline at 1800–255 0000.

Information can also be submitted online via the Crime Stopper portal at www.police.gov.sg/CrimeStopper.

 

Unsmiling for 40 years just to keep those wrinkles away

Tess Christian, 50, hasn't smiled for 40 years to prevent wrinkles from forming on her face.
Tess Christian, 50, hasn't smiled for 40 years to prevent wrinkles from forming on her face.

If all it takes is not smiling to have a youthful face till I'm old, then I'm gonna be trying that now and chucking all my night creams away.

I'll learn all that I have to from Tyra Banks and smile with my eyes. 

Brit Tess Christian, 50, has gone without a smile or a laugh for 40 years.

It's not because she's miserable but becaause she does not want wrinkles on her face.

She has not smiled since she was 10. 

And it all boils down to discipline.

She has practised and perfected the art of being expressionless when she's with friends and even when she was basking in joy during her daughter's birth.

Her belief? That this is the only way to maintain her youthful visage.


Tess Christian has trained herself to not smile no matter what the circumstance.

She told the Daily Mail:"I don’t have wrinkles because I have trained myself to control my facial muscles. Everyone asks if I’ve had Botox, but I haven’t, and I know that it’s thanks to the fact I haven’t laughed or smiled since I was a teenager. My dedication has paid off, I don’t have a single line on my face."

The divorced mother of one added: "Yes, I am vain and want to remain youthful. My strategy is more natural than Botox and more effective than any expensive beauty cream or facial."

Call her crazy but she isn't the only person who refrains from smiling, frowning or expressing any kind of emotion as a Botox substitute.

Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, 34, have also admitted to trying not to smile or laugh "because it causes wrinkles".

According to the Daily Mail, some skin experts say that this neat trick actually works.

Dermatologist Nick Lowe said:"It can be an effective anti-ageing technique. Undoubtedly, there are some actresses who have retrained their facial expressions to this end. Wrinkles happen because of the constant creasing of smile and forehead lines by the muscles in your face, which fold the connective tissue under the skin. If you can train yourself to minimise your facial expressions, you won’t get as many lines."


Ms Christian (right) when she was younger. Photos: Twitter

Ms Christian, who insists she isn't miserable but instead loves life, said she stumbled upon this anti-ageing technique when she attended a strict religious school in her youth.

"The joyless nuns there didn’t like children to smile. I was always told to wipe the smile off my face so I learnt to smirk instead."

Her friends, daughter and ex-husband have apparently also never had an issue with her lack of smiles. 

"I am engaging company. If you spent a day in my presence, you wouldn’t even notice."

Source: Daily Mail

WATCH: Plane hits bridge & crashes into river in Taiwan, dozens dead

Twitter screengrab of a TransAsia airplane in the river.

UPDATE (MIDNIGHT): Dozens feared dead after the TransAsia Airways airplane crashed into a river in Taiwan.

Reports said at least 22 people were killed.

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UPDATE (4.50pm): At least 11 people are believed to have died after the TransAsia Airways airplane crashed into a river in Taiwan reported Reuters. 

The number of missing is currently at 19.

Miraculously, 28 passengers appeared to have escaped from the crash unhurt. 


 

UPDATE (2.20PM): BBC news reported at least eight have died in the TransAsia Airways plane crash this morning.

The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to the outlying Kinmen islands, just off the coast of south-east China.

Flight controllers lost contact with the plane at 10:55 local time (02:55 GMT).

Footage of the plane apparently filmed from inside passing cars showed it banking sharply, hitting a taxi and clipping the bridge before crashing into the river.

Out of the 58 people on board 53 are believed to be passengers and five are crew.

BBC News reported that 31 of the passengers are tourists from mainland China.

Sources: YouTube, BBC News

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12.30PM: A TransAsia Airways plane crash-landed in Keelung River in Taipei, capital of Taiwan, today (Feb 4).

Local television reports said more than 10 people were injured.

Initial cable reports said there were over 50 people onboard.

Pictures on social media show a partially submerged  plane, sticking belly-up, in a river.

Television footage also showed some people - including a woman with blood pouring down her nose - clustered around the plane.

 

 

 

 

 

Online Taiwanese news site and the national Central News Agencysaid that the plane had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport.

It was bound for Kinmen Airport, just off the coast of southeastern China.

Sources: Reuters, Twitter, YouTube

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Coming to F1: Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and Spandau Ballet to perform in Singapore

Maroon 5 will be jamming in Singapore come September.
Pharell Williams will be bringing his happy feet at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Clap your hand and do a little dance for the man who made the word "Happy" go viral in 2014.

He's performing in Singapore in September.

Singer-producer Pharrell Williams will be strutting his stuff at the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

While we can't confirm whether his signature oversize hat will make an appearance, the official word's out: He'll take to the stage on Sep 18.

Just in case you need some help identifying that hit song he was responsible for, let us jog your memory with his official music video.

 

 

Another global superstar to take to the stage at Asia's only night-time street circuit is pop-rock group Maroon 5.

They set aside some time in their calendar of "crashing people's weddings" (in their latest music video) to perform here on Sep 19.

Yes ladies, Adam Levine will be in town again. 

 

We are cheering too. 

 

Those with longer memories will recall Spandau Ballet: That popular 80s band which spawned hits such as "True" and "Gold."

They will perform at Village Stage on Sep 19.

The band staged a comeback after reuniting in 2009 and they have been on a roll ever since.

 

 

Early-bird tickets for the race are on sale until April 30 at www.singaporegp.sg and other authorised ticketing agents.

You can also buy tickets via  ticketing hotline at +65 67386738

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