Qi Yuwu gets all lovey dovey in column about Joanne Peh

A still from the local TV series C.L.I.F. 2 starring the married couple, Qi Yuwu (left) and Joanne Peh.

To Chinese actor Qi Yuwu, his wife Joanne Peh is "like a mirror in which he sees his faults and merits".

The usually private Qi, 37, spoke up about the couple's relationship in a column published in Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao

He wrote: "I must have done something right all these years, to have all this."

Though the couple have confirmed they had a private wedding ceremony earlier this month, the wedding has still not convinced some of the couple's love for each other. 

That is partly due to rumours about Qi's previous relationships.


In the column, Qi makes it very clear how he feels about the 31-year-old Peh. 

The pair dated for a year before getting married, and Qi claims he knew she was the one when he realised, through her, he sees all aspects of himself.

He said: "I seem to have found a mirror and through her, I see the good and the bad in me. It makes me feel inferior and proud. I can be myself and grow up."

He claims it was something he never would have expected to happen when he moved to Singapore from China after his studies at Guangzhou Physical Education Institute.

About 40 guests turned up to celebrity couple's wedding at the Movenpick Heritage Hotel in Sentosa. PHOTO: MediaCorp

The couple started dating almost immediately after Peh split with ex-boyfriend and Class 95 DJ, Bobbi Tonelli, whom she dated for four years.

PHOTO: Singapore Press Holdings (TNP: Gavin Foo)

However, he admitted it wasn't all rainbows and butterflies as he made the decision to tie the knot. Qi said he was worried that he wasn't ready but realised that "in the face of life, no one can be fully prepared".

Now that Wu has done the big deed, he describes the accumulated experiences of hitched couples as a "profound philosophical text".

"I will find my own answers, continue to learn to love myself, learn to love others, and continue to grow through constant adjustments."

Sources: Lianhe ZaoBao, Instagram and MediaCorp

Check out Friends 20th Anniversary tribute video and a list of 5 classic moments

Friends are celebrating their 20th anniversary since the pilot episode aired in 1994.
Friends are celebrating their 20th anniversary since the pilot episode aired in 1994.

Pivot, smelly cat, Unagi.

If any of those words or phrases made you smile, I have one question for you: Could you be any more of a Friends fan? 

No, Friends will not come back as a movie.

But the TV series about a group of six friends living in Manhattan just celebrated their 20th anniversary.

The first episode of the now-classic sitcom aired on Sept 22, 1994.

Warner Brothers, which produced the series, has come up with a 236-second long video to celebrate the series and it's nothing short of fantastic.

Is your favourite moment inside?



If the short video wasn't enough, here are some of the classic moments in full:

1. The one where Ross tries to 'pivot' a couch



2. The one where Rachel and Ross were on a break!



3. The one where they bet on Rachel and Monica's apartment



4. The one where Joey does a Chandler



5. The one where Unagi is a state of total awareness



WATCH: NFL player injures himself while celebrating

Stephen Tulloch, a Detroit Lions linebacker will be remembered for all the wrong reasons in seasons to come.

While celebrating his team's great defensive play in the first quarter of the game against Green Bay, Tulloch suddenly clutched his leg and fell down. He the immediately got up and walked out of the pitch.

He had apparently suffered an ACL injury during his celebration and will not be able to play for a while.

Tulloch isn't the first to suffer from this kind of an unfortunate situation. Former kicker Bill Gramatica also suffered the same twist of fate.



You feel their pain and want to honestly feel bad for them, but you have to admit that it is pretty hilarious. Poor guys.

For our previous report of a goal celebration in Brazil that saw a footballer leap over the hoardings into a hole, click here.

Sources: Huffington Post, SPR/Vine

Tags: NFL, injury, acl and celebration

Woman tried to kill her ex-girlfriend by stabbing her in Geylang hotel, court hears

A woman, 25, who faces a charge of attempting to murder her former girlfriend, 23, is in the High Court today (Sept 23) for the start of her eight-day trial.

She is accused of stabbing the victim twice in the chest with a knife on July 22, 2012, at the Golden Star Hotel in Geylang.

To protect the identity of the victim, the accused cannot be named

The prosecution is expected to call a total of 43 witnesses. 

Read the full report in our print edition on Wednesday (Sept 24).

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Twilight's RPattz officially (and finally) moves on with British singer FKA twigs

Fans caught Robert Pattinson holding hands with British singer FKA Twigs.
Fans caught Robert Pattinson holding hands with British singer FKA Twigs.

Could they be the kookiest couple out there?

Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame was seen holding hands with British singer FKA twigs, a singer who was recently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.

While there have been rumours swirling around of a possible relationship for the past few weeks, there was no confirmation... until now.

Fans saw the cute pair enjoying the Californian sunshine at Venice Beach in Los Angeles as they held hands.

If you're wondering, FKA WHO?

Don't worry, we've got the lowdown on her.

If you didn't already know, FKA stands for Formerly Known As. 

She became known as twigs for the way her joints crack. 

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter's real name is Tahliah Barnett and she released her critically acclaimed debut album LP1 in August.



The multi-talented Barnett is also a dancer and has appeared in Jessie J's videos.

She's definitely a little different from Pattinson's last real girlfriend, Kristen Stewart.

But we approve!


Arrested: Captain Planet and a polar bear

Police officers arrest demonstrators on Broadway following the Flood Wall Street protest after asking them to disperse on September 22, 2014 in New York City.

Yes, Captain Planet and a polar bear were arrested in New York during a demonstration to denounce Wall Street's contribution to climate change early on Tuesday morning (Sept 23, Singapore time)

Well, to be more accurate, the New York Police Department arrested two people dressed up as Captain Planet and another in a polar bear costume during the demonstration. 

Think we're making this up?


Police arresting the polar bear. Photo: Twitter screengrab/@benjaminnorton

And the two Captain Planets. Photo: Twitter screengrab: @willdizard

These three, together with 100 other protesters, were arrested by the police during a demonstration on Monday that at one point blocked the streets near the famous stock exchange.

Called the "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, it came after 310,000 people flooded the streets of New York on Sunday ​in the P​eople’s Climate March,  which was touted as the single largest environmental rally in history. . 

While this protest only attracted "hundreds" of protesters according to Reuters, it did manage to stop traffic along Broadway.

Police later broke up the gathering, ordering remaining protesters to disband.

A core group of a few dozen activists, however, decided to staged a sit-in just steps away from Wall Street and police officers then handcuffed and walked them away one-by-one

People on social media expressed their outrage over the arrest of the  cartoon superhero and an endangered animal.



Flood Wall Street organisers said that they hope their actions will draw a link between economic policies and the environment, accusing top financial institutions of “exploiting front-line communities, workers and natural resources” for financial gain.

The event is part of Climate Week, which seeks to draw attention to carbon emissions and their link to global warming, and it comes ahead of the UN Climate Summit.

Source: Reuter, Twitter

Lady Gaga sheds quirky image for jazz album with Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett launched a jazz album on Monday that lets the pop diva put aside her wacky image to sing sweet harmonies with the elder statesman of cool.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett launched a jazz album on Monday that lets the pop diva put aside her wacky image.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, bridging a 60-year age gap to form one of music's unlikeliest pairs, launched a jazz album on Monday that lets the pop diva put aside her wacky image to sing sweet harmonies with the elder statesman of cool.

Cheek to Cheek features jazz standards by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and others a distant world away from Lady Gaga's 21st century.

"When I began writing music for the music industry, I became known as the quirky girl from downtown New York," she told a news conference at the 15th-century city hall.

"So I tailored my music to be that way, to get noticed, to be able to travel more and play more shows," said the 28-year-old artist known to many as much for startling costumes - like a robe made of meat - as for her innovative music and stage shows.

But swathed in blue velvet with a two-metre train, Lady Gaga this week was more 19​50s Hollywood star than 2014 Queen of MTV, although still easily young enough to be Bennett's grand-daughter.

"I feel liberated," she said, holding the hand of her fellow Italian-American New Yorker.

"It's been over eight years and I've not been singing out. But Tony will not accept any less than all of me."

The two first met in 2011 at a charity concert in New York and a short time afterwards, recorded a version of The Lady is a Tramp for Bennett's album Duets II.

"I was overjoyed that he had heard that I'd been singing jazz for so long, perhaps I was even afraid that I had lost that part of me," Lady Gaga said.

Bennett said he enjoyed the simplicity of a jazz setting.

"I started the very same way as she did, with thousands of people cheering," he said.

"Later on I said I want to keep it in a simple way. Instead of the big stadiums, I'd like to play in fine acoustical homes."

For the concert to launch the album, the two chose a grand but intimate outdoor location, setting up stage on the Grand-Place, a site of pomp and pageantry down the centuries:

"I know that when Lady Gaga comes out you will hear a reaction that's never been heard in this great city," Bennett said. "People love her, and she loves them back."

Here are some of Lady Gaga's toned down looks that actually remind you of how stunning she really is:

Photos: AFP, Reuters, Instagram

Sources: Reuters, AFP, Instagram

US woman smashes windshield to save stranger's baby trapped in hot car

Angela Radtke smashed a windshield to save a stranger's baby that was trapped in a hot car.
Angela Radtke smashed a windshield to save a stranger's baby that was trapped in a hot car.

​A woman smashed the windshield of a locked car. No, it wasn't because she was going to steal the car.

Angela Radtke was trying to save a baby that was stuck inside the hot car. 

Radtke risked a potential arrest to save the baby that was trapped in the late summer heat.

Security guards yelled out to bystanders and asked them to sit tight and wait for the police or the car's owner.

But that did not deter Radtke.

She said she told bystanders: 'I dont care if I get arrested, I'm going to save this baby."

Radtke then broke the windshield, crawled into the car and opened the door to get the baby out. 

“It scraped up my arms and legs and back a little bit,” she told Kens5 TV station. “I felt like it was worth the risk.”

The baby was said to have been left in the car for about 40 minutes while the father and his 12-year-old daughter shopped for groceries.

The child was taken to Children's Methodist Hospital, where he was treated for possible dehydration.

The baby's father has since been arrested and charged with child endangerment.

This year alone, 26 children have died after they were left in hot cars in the United States.

Source: New York Daily News, Kens5 TV



Watch: Floundering bald eagle gets rescued by passing fisherman

A young eagle getting rescued by a passing fisherman in Canada.

Don Dunbar's day took an unexpected turn when he rescued a young eagle which was floundering in the water just off the coast of Vancouver, Canada.

The fisherman chanced upon a visibly tired-looking eagle floating just a few metres away from his boat last Saturday (Sept 20) reported local Canadian news outlet, The Province. 

Recording the whole encounter on video, he called out to the poor bird and amazingly the bird can been seen paddling its way towards the boat using its wings.

Dunbar then lifted the bird from the sea and into the boat using a net.

As he lifted the poor bird he can be heard chuckling and then asking himself: "Well who is going to believe this now?"

Well, Don, lucky for you you captured the whole thing on camera.

The bird shakes off its initial reservations by coming on board and spreading its wings, probably in an attempt to dry itself.

The eagle getting some sun on the deck. YouTube screengrab/irsrugby1

Dunbar sailed back to shore with his new friend and then he alerted the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, which has been trying to care for the stricken bird.

In an interview with The Province, the society said that while it remains "guarded" over the bird's prognosis, the eagle  was at least able to eat on its own again. 

Source: The Province, YouTube


Tags: Eagle and rescue

Another novel from Fault in Our Stars author to hit big screens

John Green is set to have another novel hit the big screens. This time, it's a short-story collection Let It Snow, written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

US author John Green - the guy behind teen hit The Fault in Our Stars - is about to have yet another novel of his hit the big screens.

Deadline reported that Universal optioned the film rights to the 2008 young-adult short-story collection Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances which comprises The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green, and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle.

The separate interconnected stories follow teens during a huge Christmastime blizzard, The Hollywood Reporter wrote

Green tweeted his excitement:

Even the series' co-author Johnson was excited about the news:

Fox premiered the adaptation of his well-received novel The Fault In Our Stars in June this year. 

The 2014 film was produced on a US$16 million (S$20.2 million) budget and is approaching US$300 million at the global box office.

Paper Towns, Fox’s second Green-based feature adaptation, will be released in June next year. The LA times revealed that high-fashion model Cara Delevingne, 22, is set to play the female lead character Margo Spiegelman in Green's upcoming adaptation of the young-adult romance novel.

Sources: Deadline, Twitter, The Hollywood Reporter