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Falcao and Rooney can save Man United's season

GOAL-GETTERS: With Robin van Persie out injured, Manchester United need Radamel Falcao (left) and Wayne Rooney to knock in the goals in the crucial matches coming up. 

"No, don't you remember we were 13th, and in spite of the tough games we had, we were third. That was on Nov 22. You remember?" - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (above) on whether he was worried about their upcoming fixtures.

Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney need to get to know each other really, really well fast, because they are going to be spending a lot of time working together, writes Gary Lim.

The two footballers of considerable reputation must develop an understanding and mesh their striking talent as one to spark Manchester United, who face a torrid run of fixtures against the cream of the English Premier League over the next couple of months.

They will be without injured Dutch ace Robin van Persie for at least four weeks, and by then, the Red Devils will probably know if they can finish in the top four and play Champions League football next season.

Falcao and Rooney must blossom very quickly, starting with their Premiership clash against Newcastle at St James’ Park tomorrow morning (Singapore time).

Five days later, the Red Devils host Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, and Old Trafford will desperately hope that the Colombian and Englishman can help keep their dreams of a trophy alive.

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Hugh Jackman goes from nicest guy in Hollywood to bad guy in Chappie

Hugh Jackman.
BADASS: (Right) Hugh Jackman with co-star Dev Patel (in green). The two share a hostile relationship in sci-fi thriller Chappie.
Hugh Jackman.

No more Mr Nice Guy.

That's what Hugh Jackman is aiming for this year.

"It's time for me to delve into my shadowy side...that's where I'm heading!" he declared, chuckling.

The 46-year-old Australian actor was speaking to M via Skype from Berlin, where he was promoting his new movie Chappie.

In writer-director Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi thriller, Jackman is the mean, vicious and aggressive antagonist who has no qualms about killing anyone - and anything - that stands in his way.

"It's awesome to play an Aussie villain...this is the real me, this is my time. My kids always think I'm the Aussie villain, well, most of the time!" said the father of a 14-year-old boy and nine-year-old girl, with a laugh.Read the full report in our print edition on Mar 4.

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New Singapore Girl wax figure modelled after yummy mummy chosen out of 4,500 SIA stewardesses

DOUBLE: Ms Nur Surya with her wax figure (right).
IDENTICAL: Ms Nur Surya (fourth from right) and her family posing with her wax figureat Madame Tussauds Singapore last week.

Singapore Airlines flight stewardess Nur Surya Mohamed Ambiah was chosen out of 4,500 female cabin crew members as a model for the wax figure of the iconic Singapore Girl.

The 31-year-old's likeness was launched by Madame Tussauds Singapore and Singapore Airlines yesterday.

The wax figure, which will be on display at the museum from today, took about three months to complete in London.

When she and her family got a "private" sneak peek last week, her four-year-old daughter thought she was seeing double.

Ms Nur Surya said: "(She) was very shocked to see that she has two mothers now. She was a little confused at first, but after some time, she realised that I am the real mummy, and the wax figure is the mummy doll."

This is the second Singapore Girl wax figure to be produced by Madame Tussauds. The first was modelled after Ms Lim Suet Kwee back in 1993.

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