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Here’s the most popular ‘deity’ during CNY

The God of Wealth is here, The God of Wealth has arrived at my main door … These are the first two lines of a popular song that’s sung and played during Chinese New Year. The Chinese love this festive song about the popular deity aka Money God or Choy ...

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Daniel Wu wants to play a variety of roles be it in Asia or Hollywood

“I’m not 100% sure if my daughter is aware of what I do for a living,” says actor Daniel Wu over the phone about his four-year-old daughter, Raven. “I asked her the other day if she knows what my job is and she said, ‘Yeah. You are working (to pay) ...

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Exclusive new series: What chefs cook at home, featuring Malcolm Goh

Star2.com exclusive: This is the first in our online series documenting what food chefs prepare at home. Malcolm Goh has just come off a surgical procedure, but when I meet him, he is all smiles and says, “No lah, I’m fine!” to my anxious queries about the state of his ...

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Hong Kong filmmaker Chapman To awarded Osaka Asia Star honour

Hong Kong filmmaker Chapman To will receive the 2018 Osaka Asia Star Award, as announced by the 13th Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF2018) on Feb 20. To said on Facebook: “I  am thankful to Osaka Asian Film Festival for the Asia Star Award, and I will be attending the award ...

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Model, fitness trainer, award-winning actor – John Tan is all set for good fortune

It’s hard to believe Malaysian actor John Tan Wei Jun wasn’t practising to be a model his entire life. During the photo shoot for Star2, he strikes perfect poses with everything the photographer asks of him. Jump? No problem. He’s all too familiar with serving the right expression as the ...

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Helen Mirren says ‘Winchester’ is a ghost story in the spirit of Japanese ghost films

Helen Mirren says her new film Winchester isn’t a horror flick, but rather a ghost story with foreign roots and a distinct American element – the psychological impact of gun deaths. Mirren plays the real-life Sarah Winchester, a 19th-century heiress who inherited a massive fortune from her husband’s creation of ...

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Legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi dies at 54

Sridevi Kapoor, best known by her mononym Sridevi and a major Bollywood star, died Saturday night in UAE of cardiac arrest. She was 54. Her brother-in-law confirmed the news to the Indian Express. Sridevi and her family were in the United Arab Emirates for a wedding, and she was reportedly with ...

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Actor Farouk Hussain is back after quitting showbiz 6 years ago

“I’ve been around,” says funnyman Farouk Hussain, sporting a wide smile and a buoyant personality, in an interview with Star2. “It’s just that I haven’t been appearing on television.” The 51-year-old has carved an illustrious career as a host on shows such as the 1990s talent search programme Sinaran Pasport ...

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Don’t be a bystander: If you’re aware of abuse and do nothing, you are part of the problem

By the time Adelina Lisao received help, it was too late. The 26-year-old domestic worker passed away barely a day after she was rescued. Adelina was abused, allegedly by her employers, within the confines of their home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Abuse often lurks in the shadows, behind closed doors ...

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‘I don’t go to bed alone’: Michelle Williams isn’t waiting for Prince Charming

Michelle Williams was relatively unknown at the time, though a respected actress, when actor Heath Ledger ended his life in January 2008. Suddenly, she was caught up in the hysteria surrounding his death, being the mother of his only child. They weren’t married but were sharing custody of Matilda, then ...

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