Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are married!

Despite being so secretive about their plans, E! News has reported that Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are officially married.

The couple, who have been engaged for a month, is thought to have had their wedding at a sunset service on Monday night.

Diaz's Beverly Hills home had a huge white tent set up according to the pictures posted on Perez Hilton's site.

Diaz has told E! News recently that anybody can see when two people are happy.

"You can just tell when people are good partners to one another and are kind to one another and compassionate and generous and thoughtful."

Vogue reported that  Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore were at the ceremony with Barrymore and Madden's sister-in-law Nicole Richie acting as bridesmaids.

About 90 people attended the ceremony.

Congratulations to the newly weds!

Sources: E! News, Perez Hilton, Vogue

PCF removes exclusion clause from enrolment form

An exclusion clause on the enrolment form at a Jurong West PAP Community Foundation (PCF) centre has been removed, the PCF told The New Paper on Tuesday (Jan 6).

The Straits Times had reported that a parent was unhappy with the clause which excluded PCF Nanyang Student Care Centre's teachers from responsibility if the children got injured due to the teachers' negligence.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and PCF were looking into the matter.

PCF told The New Paper that after discussing the issue with MSF, and because of the concerns highlighted, they have removed the clause.

PCF said the centre opened in 1998 with about 50 students enrolled there.

Beyonce and Jay Z were in Singapore...very briefly

Passing through Singapore were power couple Jay Z and Beyonce (the big hair poking from behind Jay Z).

So Beyonce, Jay Z and their child Blue Ivy were in Singapore. Really...
 

Calm down fans, they were only here for a few hours for a layover.

One dedicated fan was on hand to document the power couple as they zipped through Changi Airport.

 

 

Twitter user @rocbeyonce even took a short video.

 

 

While we don't know where the power couple is now, we do know from Beyonce's Instagram posts that the couple were recently in Cambodia. 

 

 

 

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

 

Perhaps next time, they will actually go through Singapore customs and take a few selfies around the sights in Singapore.

One can hope.

Source: Twitter, YouTube, Instagram

Tags: Beyonce and Jay Z

National Healthcare Group announces new CEO

Professor Philip Choo is appointed CEO of the National Healthcare Group.

The National Healthcare Group (NHG) on Tuesday (Jan 6) announced that Group CEO Professor Chee Yam Cheng will hand over his leadership role to Deputy Group CEO (Regional Health) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) CEO Prof Philip Choo.

In turn, Prof Choo, 56, will be succeeded by Dr Eugene Soh, who will take over as CEO of TTSH. Dr Soh is currently chief operating officer.

Prof Choo takes over from Prof Chee, 65, who has served four years at the helm of Singapore's second largest public healthcare group.

During his leadership at TTSH from 2011 to last year, Prof Choo reshaped the 170-year-old hospital’s operations and clinical infrastructure to provide even better service to patients.

"You get great joy when you work as a doctor but the change is limited to individual patients. If you can change systems and mindsets, you broaden your reach a lot more," said Prof Choo in a statement.

"We therefore seek to continue developing leadership in our people, enhancing their skills, capabilities, building systems and teams to deliver healthcare that creates value for our patients and Singaporeans." he added.

The changes will be effective from Jan 10. 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcome first baby - probably not called Excalibur

Blake Lively at L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women Of Worth Celebration in Dec 2014

Celebrity couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are parents.

The 27-year-old actress, gave birth just before the new year near their Bedford, New York home.

While Lively delivered earlier than expected, New York Post's Page Six was told that both Lively and baby are doing well.

This is just the beginning for the couple who have made it clear that they want a big family.

 "I gotta get started," Lively told Marie Claire last year. "If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would." 

Reynolds had told Details in August: "We'd love to have a big family. "We both come from big families — my parents did four, Blake’s did five. A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know? We’ll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think."

The gender of the baby is not known. But back in October, Reynolds joked that he had the perfect name for a girl:

 “I don’t want a name that’s anything pretentious or, like, Hollywood-y. So I’m going with Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds.”

 

 

 

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

 

Happy Mum: Blake Lively (above right), in a picture she uploaded of herself heavily pregnant, with her friends, three months ago.

 

Sources: Marie Claire, People, New York Post

 

Off-duty cop accidentally shoots himself in the stomach

Dramatic footage captured from an elevator surveillance camera shows the night an off-duty policeman accidentally shoot himself in the stomach after fumbling his firearm.   

In the 2-minute clip, Kentucky officer Darryl Jouett and his wife enter the elevator in Ohio after a dinner date on Friday (Jan 2).  

Balancing boxes on one hand, Joulett removes his semiautomatic handgun from his holster and tries to re-holster it.

But weapon appears to get caught in his jacket and triggers.

The bullet hits Joulett in the stomach after ricocheting off the elevator door.

Collapses

As he collapses into a kneeling position, his startled wife tries to call the police.

Joulett eventually musters enough strength to stand up and walk.               

He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. 

"He was transitioning the holster and transitioning the gun out of his holster," said Cincinnati Capt. Michael John.  

"He was going to carry it in his hand as they walked to the car. As he was pulling the gun from the holster, a round discharged, ricocheted in the elevator, struck him in the stomach."

Joulett is currently recuperating his home, according to WCPO.

Source: Mail Online, WCPO 

Let up in bad weather allows divers to join the search for the wreck of flight QZ8501

Indonesian divers prepare their gear on the deck of SAR ship Purworejo during a search operation for passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, in the Java Sea, Indonesia January 2, 2015.
A rescue member stands on the deck of SAR ship KN Purworejo during a search operation for passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Java Sea, Indonesia January 3, 2015.

Search teams including divers took advantage of a let-up in bad weather on Tuesday (Dec 6) to try to reach the wreckage of the AirAsia jet that crashed nine days ago, and to recover bodies and find its black box flight recorders.

Indonesian officials believe they may have located the tail and parts of the fuselage of the Airbus A320-200 at the bottom of the Java Sea, but strong currents, high winds and big waves have thus far hindered attempts to investigate the debris.

“Today’s weather is friendly, the team can work,” the head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo, told a news conference in Jakarta. 

Mr Soelistyo said the multinational air and sea operation had two objectives: to recover bodies and wreckage floating in an ever-widening search area in the northern Java Sea, and to find wreckage and the plane’s black box on the ocean floor. 

The latter effort is focused on an area about 90 nautical miles off Borneo, where ships using sonar have located five large objects believed to be parts of the plane – the largest about 18m long – in shallow water.

The captain of an Indonesian navy patrol vessel said on Monday his ship had found what was believed to be the tail – a key find since that section of the aircraft houses the cockpit voice and flight data recorders – but Mr Soelistyo said that could not be confirmed.

 

 

Only 37 bodies of the mostly Indonesian passengers and crew have been recovered. Many more could still be trapped in the fuselage of the aircraft.

“Why are we trying to search the big parts of wreckage? Because there might be the possibility that there are still victims in the body of the plane,” said Mr Soelistyo.

Some divers were in action, and five ships were scouring the sea floor with acoustic “pinger” detectors designed to pick up signals emitted by the black box, he said.

Flight QZ8501 plunged into the water off Borneo island on Dec. 28, about 40 minutes into a two-hour flight from Indonesia’s second-biggest city of Surabaya to Singapore. 

There were no survivors among the 162 people on board. 

Source: Reuters

Tags: AirAsia and qz8501

One Direction tribute act 'attacked' by One Direction fans

One and Only Direction (above) have started a tribute band for One Direction.
One and Only Direction (above) have started a tribute band for One Direction.

You'd think that fans of One Direction would be happy to have as much of the band's music as possible.

But it seems the popular British group's fans take 1D matters very seriously.

Five lads from Scotland were such huge fans that they  decided to form a tribute group called One and Only Direction.

They dress, sing and even look similar to the real One Direction chaps. Well, "Harry" is fairly close, anyway.


One and Only Direction (top) have started a tribute band for One Direction (above). Photos: Twitter, Reuters

However, fans of the real band have taken to social media to attack the look-a-likes.

A hashtag  #STOPyouarenot1D was created for fans to show their displeasure. 

One fan was so incensed that there could be imitators that they tweeted that other fans should “kill anyone who tries to be like 1D”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While many have taken the angry route, some have shown support to the tribute band.

 

 

 

 

 

One And Only Direction themselves have stayed positive and have even been getting booking enquiries.

 

 

 

 

The real One Direction has also recently caused a stir.   Band member Harry Styles made a lewd comment on fellow band member Niall Horan's Instagram account.

Styles wrote the rude request  under Horan's selfie of him sticking his tongue out. This was swiflty followed by another comment: "Please?"

 

 

A photo posted by Niall horan (@niallhoran) on

 

Shocked fans commented, asking if Styles really made that comment or if his account was hacked.

Many of them though have chosen to laugh at what they saw as typical of the cheeky star's usual behaviour.

Sources: Twitter, Independent, Mirror

She's Valencia's Singaporean 'Angel'

It's not just Peter Lim that's been hailed at Spanish football club Valencia.

The club's Singaporean owner was watching the weekend match at the Mestalla with his family.

Kim, his 22-year-old daughter, was a big hit with the club's fans especially after she posted on Instagram her exuberance at Valencia having ended Real Madrid's 22-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory.

In a picture she took with Valencia skipper Dani Pajero and right back Antonio Barrangan (who scored the first Valencia goal), she wrote:

"WE WON OMG!!! & it's against Real Madrid OMG! It was a hard game. I am so happy. Well done all of you. You are the best. And our goalkeeper is amazing.  I love every single one of you!!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!!"

 

 

 

A photo posted by KimLim(@kimmylecute) on

 

Many Spanish fans sent their love back and the comments ran the gamut of "We love you Kimmy! Valencia is your home!", "Kimmy Valencia loves you, thanks for your support!" and "Amazing, you are our angel and booster!"

Another happy camper at the match was Seungri of K-pop boy band Big Bang.

Having been invited by the Lim family, the football fan had a pleasant shock when Big Bang's hit Fantastic Baby was played in the stadium.

 

 

Fantastic baby in #Valencia Thank u for ur suprise !! @kimmylecute

A video posted by Lee seung ri (@seungriseyo) on

 

He wrote to Ms Lim: "Thanks for the surprise!" and also uploaded a video of it on Instagram.

It didn't matter that few fans at the Mestella recognised the song, Seungri, 24 was just over the moon at being there.

 

 

A photo posted by Lee seung ri (@seungriseyo) on

 

In a picture he posted of him, Mr Lim and Ms Lim, he wrote: "Thank u for inviting me!"

 Source: Instagram 

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