Now hear this — the Running Man stars will be in town soon!
Fans of Jae-Suk, Haha, Ji-Hyo, Jong-kook, Suk-Jin, Kwang-Soo, and Eye Want Candy Gary are in for a treat — the cast of Running Man is coming to Malaysia and Singapore for the Running Man Fan Meeting Asia Tour 2014!
Brought to you by leading Korean TV network in Asia, ONE HD, the stars of Asia’s hottest variety show will be officially running to us in November 2014. Further details will be released soon, so keep a lookout for this space!
In the meantime, satiate all your Running Man cravings by tuning in to ONE HD (Astro Beyond Channel 393). New episodes of Running Man premiere every Friday at 11:45 pm and repeats air on the following Friday at 7:40 PM, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:15 PM.
As fans cheer for their favourite team in the FIFA World Cup games, let us shift our focus and cheer for something else. Namely, the hot and handsome eye candies!
In case you do not know, football (or soccer for all you American speaking fellows) is regarded as The Beautiful Game. And while we know that this is due to the power, moves and strategy of the game, we can’t help but feel that there is more to that. Like say, masculine physique, glorious legs, tight abs and cute smiles.
In case you need some convincing, here is a list of footballers that we wish played The Beautiful Game shirtless. You’re welcome, ladies
Christiano Ronaldo of Portugal. Come on now, did you think we can have this list without this finger-lickin’-good fellow?
Francesco Totti of Italy. Mama mia!
Mats Hummels of Germany. We feel so conflicted between his cute smile, hot body and skilful moves…
Olivier Giroud of France. Should his football career not work out, we just want Giroud to know that he can certainly make it in the modelling biz (or as our personal bodyguard/trainer/butler/etc…).
Orestis Karnezis from Greece. This handsome goalkeeper has definitely caught our hearts!
Mario Gotze from Germany. An adorable baby face and a beach perfect body — we really want to say Guten Tag to Gotze all day, every day!
Claudio Marchisio from Italy. What can we say, he had us with his beautiful blue eyes and Italian charm!
James Troisi from Australia. Tall, handsome and good on the field. Some personal time with Mr. Troisi would be much appreciated, don’t you think so?
Ermin Bicakcic from Bosnia. While there is no denying that he is great with the football game, special mention has got to go out to his gravity-defying hair.
Panagiotis Kone from Greece. Not to be confused with the hottie above, Kone is the perfect example of how a dapper and hipster footballer would look like. And damn, look at his tattoos!
Ciro Immobile from Italy. Aww, we love you too Ciro!
Youtube sensations Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider will be crooning Malaysian fans real soon; which explains this week’s Eye Want Candy feature!
Who are Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider?
Born on May 2, 1989, in Pennsylvania (USA), Sam Tsui is an American musician and internet celebrity who shot to stardom on YouTube. Often praised for covering popular artists such as Adele, Britney Spears and Bruno Mars, this multi-talented man is best known for his covers, mash-ups, and medleys.
Moving on to his equally talented musical accomplice, Kurt Hugo Schneider an American video editor, musician, singer, and songwriter. Hailing from Maryland (USA) and born on September 7, 1988, Schneider also produces videos for various other YouTube musicians such as Christina Grimmie.
To celebrate Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider’s first live appearance in Malaysia, here are some fun facts about these Youtube Kings.
Bonded Since Young
Fate is definitely on their side. Although their music partnership formed while they were in High School, it is noted that they have been living just a street away from each other. BFFL? Perhaps…
They’re From Yale
While music is obviously their forte, these two are also gifted with great intelligence – both Kurt Schneider and Sam Tsui were from Yale University! Tsui graduated from Yale with a major in classical Greek in 2011, while Schneider in 2010 with a degree in mathematics.
Tom Hanks Approved!
During Tsui’s graduation ceremony, actor Tom Hanks gave a speech and had mentioned Sam Tsui not one, but three times. Yes, we know this point is skewed towards Sam Tsui, it was just too good to not share!
To be fair to Schneider, here is one other fact of his that blew us away – he can play the piano, guitar, percussion, vocals, synthesizer, harp, crockenspiel, recorder, ocarina, bass guitar, and keytar. Woah!
Sold Out In Malaysia
If you have not gotten tickets to Sam Tsui and Kurt Schenider’s first live appearance in Malaysia, we’ve got bad news for you – tickets are SOLD OUT.
While we do understand that some fans might be bummed out about this, that’s great news for the guys.
They Make Amusing Memes
Oh iberissaxxx, we hope you won those meet-and-greet passes because this seriously made our day!
Goodbye metrosexual, hello spornosexual!
Two decades ago, the world was introduced to ‘metrosexual’ men – young and urban males with a refined sense of taste and is not shy of vanity. Today, these fine young men appear to have left their teens, and matured into what they now call ‘spornosexual.’
This new term embodies the modern day man who’s often at the gym pumping iron and working on his wellbeing. He does not mind spending his time and money on his physical upkeep. He finds his physique to be his best asset – and is definitely not afraid from showing off his wonderful results.
In simple terms, he is the Mr. Hot we all wouldn’t mind kneeling for! (And yes, we are obviously still not over Eye Want Candy Tom Hiddleston.)
For you to have a better understanding of this newfound term, here are some visually tantalising examples of spornosexual guys.
Eye Want Candy David Beckham
Eye Want Candy Channing Tatum
Eye Want Candy Adam Levine
Eye Want Candy David Gandy
Most of these people here may be popularly known for their talent in music but their famous moniker is more often than not, not their real name!
As stated on their birth certificates, these are their real given names:
Akon – Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam
Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook
Avicii – Tim Bergling
Bruno Mars – Peter Gene Hernandez
Calvin Harris – Adam Richard Wiles
Dido – Florian Cloud De Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong
Drake – Aubrey Clark Graham
Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Gotye – Wouter de Backer
Jason Derulo – Jason Joel Desrouleaux
Jay Sean – Kamaljit Singh Jhooti
Jay-Z – Shawn Corey Carter
Katy Perry – Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Lady Gaga – Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Lana Del Rey – Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
Lorde – Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor
Marilyn Manson – Brian Hugh Warner
Miley Cyrus – Destiny Hope Cyrus
Ne-Yo – Shaffer Chimere Smith
Nicki Minaj – Onika Tanya Maraj
Pink – Alecia Moore
PSY – Park Jae-sang
Rihanna – Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Sean Kingston – Kisean Jamal Anderson
Shakira – Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Shania Twain – Eilleen Regina Edwards
Snoop Dogg – Cordozar Calvin Broadus
Sting – Gordon Sumner
Tiesto – Tijs Michiel Verwest
Tina Turner – Anna Mae Bullock
Last week, the world got to talking about that Rihanna dress at the CFDA Fashion award.
Oh you know what we’re talking about! The sparkly, see-through number that was embellished with more than 230,000 Swarovski crystals! The singer certainly left little to the imagination!
Rihanna was not the first one though to have tongues wagging with her choice of style. Many before her had observers questioning their choice of clothing. Here we have 10 of the most revealing or daring dresses of all time, starting with Rihanna of course who had set the bar way up high.
Yup, this is the jaw-dropping dress that everyone is talking about! You can understand why, right!?
Oh, we also like the fact how Family Guy gets the fashion statement… and Rihanna gets them!
Possibly, the most cleverly positioned panelled dress we’ve seen so far! Actress Jaimie Alexander stunned us in this sexy Azzaro number at the Thor: The Dark World premiere last year.
Gone are her Hannah Montana days now as Miley-tongue-Cyrus go for the shock factor these days!
This recently singled actress seemed to favour side-splitting dresses that accentuate her lithe figure.
This glam model wowed us with her plunging gold gown at the 2013’s Elton John’s AIDs Foundation Oscars gala. It appeared her Julien McDonald dress was made to flaunt her assets.
Oh, where do we even begin! Lil Kim is not one to shy from revealing outfits as you can see. The red carpet event is certainly a tad more interesting with her around!
In 2001, this singer took to the stage to accept a Grammy while dressed in this risque gown, if you can call it that.
It was probably the most memorable dress ‘Jenny from the Block’ has worn of all time. This extremely low cut Versace gown took the world by storm and everyone wondered how did she manage to keep her ‘girls’ in – double-sided tape.
This bombshell certainly knew how to seal her mark on the red carpet with this little black dress showcased at the 1997’s MTV VMA award.
The original girl who set the standard pretty high or bare when she first stepped out in this safety pin dress by Versace back in June 1994 for the premiere of Four Weddings And A Funeral. Created quite the talk that have lasted till today!
We pay tribute to the guys that have won Malaysians’ hearts with their badminton skills. Here are the heroes of Thomas World Cup 2014!
On May 25, 2014, most of Malaysia pretty much had their eyes glued to the screen and were at the edge of their seats for one united reason – hoping that our national badminton players would bring back the Thomas Cup (and a public holiday).
Sadly, lady luck seemed to favour the Japanese more as Ueda smashed their way to Japan’s first win. But while we might have lost the cup, let it be known that these strong athletes will always be winners in the heart of Malaysians.
You’ve seen them play, were amazed by what they’ve got and feel ever so proud of what they represent. So now, why not get to know more about our national badminton players more.
Here are some fun facts about the 2014 Thomas Cup Heroes from Malaysia.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei
A name that needs no introduction, Datuk Lee Chong Wei has certainly contributed a lot for Malaysia. But did you know you could keep up with Chong Wei’s news through leechongwei.com?
Recently the talk of town, Daren Liew hails from Kuala Lumpur and is currently ranked as World No. 66 as of May 2014. Between training hard and making a move on the badminton courts, you can find this hero online at:
Go forth and satiate all your stalking cravings folks But while you’re at it, don’t forget to leave words of encouragement for this skillful athlete.
Chong Wei Feng
Born in Kedah and ironically having an almost similar name with another person in this list, Chong Wei Feng is actually a very random person. Specifically, his Instagram account is filled with some of the most random entries we’ve ever seen.
Nonetheless, his Instagram profile is set on private and we wish to respect his privacy — but we’re quite certain that we wouldn’t mind some extra followers. So do request and witness his randomness yourselves.
Oh, and the fact that he is pleasant to the eyes is a definite plus point too
Tan Wee Kiong — Goh V Shem
This is certainly one partnership to look out for in the badminton world.
Interestingly, the two are birthday buddies! While born in different years, V Shem celebrates his birthday on May 20, while Wee Kiong is the day after. Who knows, maybe this is a factor of their compatibility?
Tan Boon Heong — Hoon Thien How
This doubles pair was the one that put Malaysia into the Thomas Cup finals. In a match against Indonesia, Boon Heong managed to retrieve a lucky shot between his legs – yes, his legs. Talk about skills and relfexes!
Some are the biggest names around and these are their “before” pictures.
These are among the highest paid models in the modelling industry today, but before they became who they are, they were just ordinary girls trying to make it in the big bad world. From Gisele Bundchen to Cara Delevingne, these photos were taken between 2000 and 2010 by casting director, Douglas Perrett.
His collection of private Polaroids printed in a limited-edition book, Wild Things shows some of the world’s most in-demand models before they were famous. In the book, he gave an account of what he thought of each model when he first saw them and an insight of their budding career.
For example, Candice Swanepoel didn’t leave a good impression on Perrett, he found her to be “very Barbie-like” and he revealed that Miranda Kerr was continually overlooked at the start of her career, in favour of another blonde model who she attended casting with.
But look where they are now, the 15 models featured here have always been natural beauties no doubt.
(Update 10/7/14) – Mr and Mrs Wang are now proud parents of a baby girl! Read more here.
Looks like the world will be welcoming a Lee Hom junior real soon!
It was just some time ago where millions got their hopes and hearts crushed from Wang Lee Hom’s sudden engagement announcement with Lee JingLei. Then after that, rumours had it that the lovebirds got married. Turns out said rumours were true; so true that the Wang family will be welcoming a new family member in due time!
Just moments ago, Wang LeeHome shared with the public that he and his newlywed wife are expecting their first born in the end of the year. According to Apple Daily News and several sources, the Music Man announced the news during the after party of his Xi’An concert.
Lee Hom was joined by his five-months pregnant wife on stage as he thanked her for providing him with the greatest birthday gift of all this year – a baby! The moment was made even sweeter with him beaming and showering affection to Mrs. Wang.
Oh, the excitement! A big congratulations to our Eye Want Candy Wang Lee Hom and his pretty wife, Lee JingLei We wish the both of you great health and happiness.
After we talked about Attachment Parenting and Extended Breastfeeding post-Mother’s Day, we decided to ask a couple of our favourite celebrity mothers what they thought about those issues. Read on to find out what model Amber Chia, 30 and TV personality Daphne Iking, 33, have to say, as well as their tips on motherhood.
Amber: When it comes to being attached to my son, I have trained him to be an independent boy. I had to stop breastfeeding him after four-months due to a busy schedule and all the traveling that I do. These days I make sure that I’m not stuck to him 24-hours, so he gets used to the idea of not seeing Mummy and doesn’t start crying everytime I’m not around.
It does take a while, but I’ve noticed after a month or two that he has started to understand whenever I tell him “Mummy has to go work now” and so it’s always important to keep repeating and explaining to them.
Hitting children or using violence is something the older generation prefers to do to discipline children but I don’t think it’s a good way to teach kids. If they do something wrong, teach them to say sorry, or say please, thank you – tell them what’s right.
Daphne: With my first child, Isobel, I only managed to breastfeed her for less than a month due to some turbulence in my personal life at the time. I was a single mother, and thankfully she grew up to be very independent and not clingy. This was probably due to the fact that she had to spend time with my parents, and a nanny as well – but she’s a good girl, and she listens.
After I remarried and had a second daughter, Iman, she was a little harder to let go – but it wasn’t a case of child being clingy, it was the opposite! I don’t know whether it has anything to do with being genetically different or if it is due to the deeper attachment due to breastfeeding, but she does require more attention than the first child.
Daphne: I know it’s healthy and it’s natural, but something about a child who already has teeth growing and still wanting to breastfeed feels a little weird!
I would give breastfeeding a maximum of two years, because it is a very tiring process that takes up a lot of your time. It’s not about not loving your child – but you need to recognise that sometimes it’s more a comfort thing than an actual need for milk, so this is the time to find other ways to comfort them besides breastfeeding so that they grow up to be more independent.
Amber: Personally, I don’t think that kids get any extra benefits or nutrients after breastfeeding for over a year – there’s only so much that breastfeeding can give, and after a while and it’s better for them to get benefits from other types of intake.
3 Tips for Mothers
Daphne: As a career woman who has to divide herself equally between work and home, I do have to stress on having quality time with your children. 24-hours is not necessary, but you do need to set aside alone time with each of them for about two to three hours at least.
There’s no point spending quantity time with them, if you’re only getting angry and annoyed at them which is only natural when you’re trying to juggle a few things at once – the last thing you want is to put more anger into the relationship.
Amber: This is especially true with children these days, quality time is so important. Most kids today don’t get the chance to talk to their parents who are busy working, which often leads to depression or feelings of abandonment. They really need someone to share their feelings or just talk about things that are happening in their lives.
It is my hope to become my son’s best friend when he grows up, so in order for that to happen I can’t be too strict with him.
Daphne: I think mothers should also remember not to neglect themselves and other people in the family. Most mothers often put so much emphasis on their children that they often forget about themselves and their spouse. No matter how tired, exhausted, or unsexy you may feel – always remember about the other ‘baby’ in the house. The role of a woman is such that you need to be able to balance everything in the family and not let anyone feel neglected – especially yourself!
Amber: A lot of mothers tend to overpamper and be overprotective of their kids – making them too dependent and needing their mothers to be everywhere with them!
Let them be independent, while still looking after them and don’t forget to pamper yourself whenever you have some time to yourself. Balance the love!
Daphne: The final tip would be, not to stress yourself out to be the “perfect” mother. A lot of times you’ll hear other mothers asking you “Have you put her in ballet, is she in this school, etc etc..”. Just remember that it’s all right not to go along with the Joneses, but just to encourage your child to be the best they can be.
Amber: As a first time mother, I have to agree – don’t be too nervous or think too much! A lot of mother’s get too ‘kancheong’ and overstress themselves! I learn from my son, because each child has a different personality.
The most important thing is that they’re healthy and for you to enjoy motherhood, and be a fantastic mom!
Both Amber and Daphne are part of the judging team of the Glowing Youthful Mother Contest 2012.