Win preview tickets to The Girl On The Train
Emily Blunt stars in the psychological thriller The Girl On The Train.

Based on Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train stars Emily Blunt as Rachel, who is devastated by her recent divorce.

She spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. 

Rated M18, The Girl On The Train opens here Oct 6, and also stars Luke Evans, Haley Bennet, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, and Edgar Ramirez.

Stand a chance to win a pair of preview tickets to the psychological thriller The Girl On The Train, courtesy of UIP Singapore.

The screening is on Oct 5, 7pm, at Shaw Theatres Lido. Tickets collection will be at the UIP redemption table (located at Shaw Theatres Lido, level 5 foyer) from 6pm onwards on the day of the event.  

To win, simply watch the trailer and name the lead actress of the film.

Contest closes Oct 2, 2pm.

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Win Hacken Lee & Joey Yung concert tickets

Two of Cantopop's hottest singers, Hacken Lee & Joey Yung, will perform together for the first time in Singapore at the Resorts World Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre, on Oct 9 (Sunday) at 8pm.

The duo, who impressed many viewers with their excellent performances on Chinese reality TV show I Am A Singer Season 4 earlier this year, will sing each other's hits, giving new twists to their classics such as My Pride and No Delay.

We have three pairs of tickets (each ticket worth $248) to the concert to give away, courtesy of Unusual Entertainment.

To win, answer the question below.

Contest closes Oct 3, 2pm.

Win Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children movie goodies

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based  on Ransom Riggs' best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience.  

When Jake (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realises that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies.

Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is. 

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children opens here Sep 29. It also stars Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench and Ella Purnell.

We have 10 sets of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children movie hampers to give away, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.

Each set includes a pin badge, a keychain, a mug and a T-shirt. In addition, there are three sets of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set (worth $47.95​ each) to be won too.

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN ©  2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All rights reserved.

To win, answer the question below. 

The contest is now closed. Thank you for participating.

Miss Universe Singapore 2016 - Shona Woo

Shona, who is passionate about education, was a part-time private tutor a few years ago.

During her second year as a chemistry undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University, she visited a village school in Cambodia to teach English.

She said: "It was one of the most humbling and enriching life experiences I have had. I saw for myself how precious education is to the children, and the extent they would go to just to learn more."

What is one cause you would champion if you become Miss Universe Singapore 2016?

I would champion the anti-bullying cause. In this day and age when bullying is rampant, whether offline or online, I want to let fellow victims know that we will never walk alone in this. We can only grow stronger and more confident when we encounter such hurdles.

Which influential living person would you like to meet?

(Chinese business magnate and founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group) Jack Ma, as I really admire his strength to overcome challenges in life to get to where he is today.

I would ask him, "What is one thing you say to yourself when you face rejection or failure?"

What is one food you cannot resist and why?

I love roti prata. When I was a child, I ate my prata with curry and sugar. Eating it brings back lots of fond memories.

Why was the trip to Cambodia fulfilling for you?

I showered with buckets of water from the river and taught in classrooms with no electricity. I came back feeling so grateful for the education system we have in Singapore, and felt even more spurred to pay it forward.

What is it about coding that attracts you?

I like the simplicity behind the complex nature of coding. It is like learning an entirely new language that is only comprehensible to computers and machines.

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U2 criticise Trump at festival show

Irish rock band U2 are not keeping quiet about their disdain for Donald Trump.

At the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, they took the chance to criticise the controversial US presidential candidate.

During their performance of the song Desire, their accompanying visuals were intercut with a clip of the politician saying: "What do you have to lose?"

The words were used by Mr Trump to address black voters in his speech last month.

Frontman Bono then asked the audience: "Are you ready to gamble the American Dream?"

The comment lines up with what Bono had earlier mentioned on US talk show Charlie Rose: "I think he's trying to hijack America... Wise people of conscience should not let this man turn your country into a casino."

Jung Joon Young probed for sexual assault

South Korean singer-actor Jung Joon Young is having his worst week ever.

On Friday, news broke that a sexual assault complaint had been filed against the 27-year-old last month by an ex-girlfriend who claimed he filmed the two of them having sex without her consent.

She has since dropped the charges.

But Jung's case was re-opened the next day because sexual assault is a chargeable offence even without formal complaint.

During the second investigation, he revealed that while he did film the act, he had deleted the footage and failed to surrender his phone because it was broken.

In response to the incident, Jung said: "Should there be additional investigation into the case, I plan on cooperating with it truthfully and sincerely."

Magnificent showing at box office

The Magnificent Seven is living up to its title.

Produced for US$90 million (S$122.6 million), the Western action film starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt raked in US$35 millionover its opening weekend in the US.

It surged ahead of animated flick Storks, which snagged second place with US$21.8 million.

It also knocked Clint Eastwood's Sully, which held the top spot for the past two weeks, to third place with US$13.8 million.

Robbie Williams to release new album

Through an advertisement on British reality TV singing show The X Factor on Sunday night, English singer Robbie Williams announced he will be back with a new album, Heavy Entertainment Show.

To be released in November, it will be his first album since 2013's Swings Both Ways.

Williams is said to be collaborating with younger artists, such as British singer Ed Sheeran and US rock band The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.


I don't hate Los Angeles, but I'm nervous about becoming one of those people who has a ferocious interest in how films did at the box office that weekend and, you know, would want to meet for egg-white omelettes in the morning.

- English actor Hugh Grant does not identify with the Hollywood lifestyle

Hacken Lee: No shame in losing to younger contenders

Veteran Cantopop singer Hacken Lee said that there is no shame in losing to younger contestants on reality singing competition I Am A Singer 4.

Veteran Hong Kong singer Hacken Leehad initial reservations about joining I Am A Singer 4, where he had to compete week after week to stay on the show and be judged by a 500-strong live audience.

In a separate phone interview with The New Paper yesterday, the 48-year-old father of two boys aged six and eight said: "I'd be lying if I said I didn't have my concerns. But once we started filming, the competition element wasn't so important anymore.

"Every singer who joins I Am A Singer is talented and impressive in his or her way. Besides, singing is pretty subjective, it's hard to say who's good and who's bad. All of us who competed are specialists in our different genres. Like Shin and Zhao Chuan are rockers, whereas I'm more pop-oriented."

Lee stressed there is "no shame at all" in losing to younger singers.

"Look at the Olympics. It doesn't mean that every gold medallist is the oldest contestant with the most experience," he said.

"Ultimately, no matter who won I Am A Singer, we enjoyed the competition process greatly."

Losing voice made Joey Yung feel like "the end of the world"

Hong Kong singer Joey Yung says losing her voice is the worst thing for a singer

PALS:(Above) Hong Kong singers Joey Yung and Hacken Lee are holding a joint concert in Singapore next month.
PALS: Hacken Lee flies during his concert with Joey Yung.

Cantopop diva Sammi Cheng made headlines two weeks ago when she lost her voice during the first show of her eight-night concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

According to Apple Daily, the 44-year-old veteran was battling a bout of flu and struggling with cough and a bad throat.

After butchering several songs, Cheng broke down on stage and told her audience tearfully: "I'm in pain. I still have seven shows to go. Can I give all of you a refund?"

Fellow Hong Kong singer Joey Yung, who was at one of Cheng's concerts last week, understands the anguish.

"Losing one's voice is the worst thing that can happen to an artist. It's what I fear the most before every performance," the 36-year-old told The New Paper in Mandarin over the phone from Hong Kong yesterday.

"If I sprain my leg, I can quickly get an injection and feel better.

"But losing my voice would make me go crazy. I don't want my fans to come to my concert just to take in the bright stage lights and nothing else."

Yung, who will be holding a joint concert with her good friend, Cantopop crooner Hacken Lee, in Singapore next month, praised Cheng for handling the situation well.

"Watching Sammi at her concert, I was very touched," said Yung.

"It must have been a huge disappointment for her, as she has spent months preparing for the show. But she displayed professionalism, experience and determination."

Yung herself encountered a similar scenario three years ago when she fell ill during her 2013 concert tour.

"My voice was in a horrible condition and I was so depressed. I felt like it was the end of the world," she said.

"It was a very vulnerable moment.


"Thankfully, my fans were really forgiving. They'd joke with me that I had, for once, given them a 'limited edition' concert, one where I showed my imperfect side."

Yung takes setbacks in her stride.

In April, she and Lee took part in the hit Chinese reality TV singing competition I Am A Singer 4, which pits professional singers against one another. Chinese-American vocal powerhouse CoCo Lee was crowned the champion that season based on votes cast by the studio audience.

Yung came in seventh out of 14 contestants, finishing behind younger stars such as South Korean rookie Hwang Chi Yeol (third) and Taiwanese singer-songwriter Lala Hsu (sixth). Lee placed fifth.

"Of course, there can only be one champion, but despite losing, I feel proud of myself for having the courage and confidence to join this competition," said Yung.

"I went into I Am A Singer without any expectation of my eventual placing and I had a lot of fun singing alongside all these other great singers. I think through the competition, I've improved too."

Fans can look forward to sizzling chemistry between her and Lee at their double-bill gig - just don't expect her to wipe off the latter's perspiration.

"I used to do it because Hacken gets very sweaty when he sings," said Yung with a laugh.

"But I've stopped helping him because he once complained, 'Hey, don't wipe my face so hard. You're wiping off my make-up.'

"It hit me then that Hacken is rather vain."


WHAT: Hacken Lee & Joey Yung Live Around The World In Singapore

WHERE: Resorts World Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre

WHEN: Oct 9, 8pm

TICKETS: $128 to $288 from Sistic (6348-5555 or

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