The British actor Benedict Cumberbatch already has the planet’s females in his thrall. This week he is expanding his powers to command the universe, starring as the Sorcerer Supreme of Marvel Studios’ trippy superhero adventure Doctor Strange.
Unlike those backpackers who snuck into the MBS pool and then gleefully blogged about their law-breaking exploits, DESMOND TAN has never been a pool trespasser. In fact, Des has very little patience for badly-behaved tourists.
Ah Boy to Muscleman JOSHUA TAN exercises up to five times a week, and loves it when everything aches the day after a workout. We put him to the test by making him hit a huge tyre repeatedly with a 12kg hammer, and he laps up every sweaty minute. Inspired yet?
The Magnificent Seven opening this week is a radical spin on a western classic with an updated cast of outlaws and gunslingers — led by Chris Pratt. The actor talks about his continuing ride as Hollywood’s newest blockbuster hero.
You can’t get more New York than this. Actress-turned-film student JULIE TAN went
from Gossip Girl to Eat, Pray, Love-ing herself in the Big Apple. And she still found time to complete our New York-riffic assignments.
An army of anxious security, an imperious manager, and two seasoned 8 DAYS journalists reduced to acting like embarrassing groupies. One record-breaking, history-making Olympic gold medal later, JOSEPH SCHOOLING becomes Singapore’s biggest celebrity.
Look out, everyone! Fiona Xie is baaaack! Sorta. We think. The erstwhile Mediacorp Princess, who came home to shoot a Ch 5 drama, isn’t exactly sure how back she is, although she does say:“Now that I’m back…”
A team of dangerous criminals are in cinemas this week on a mission to save the world. And starring in the DC Comics action blow-out Suicide Squad as the arch supervillainess — a psychiatrist equally deranged and desirable — is the Australian actress Margot Robbie.
Beware, body-shamers — call someone fat and you may be the one getting shamed instead. Just ask the Playboy model who fat-shamed a naked woman at her gym. Or RUI EN, who, after putting on 7kg for a role and getting flak for looking heavier, tells us it’s time to “open a dialogue” in Singapore about body-shaming. Is 2016 the year we banish fat-shaming and accept that people come in all shapes and sizes?
Welcome to the K-ooky, K-olourful world of K-pop, where stars eat from paper cups and soak in rice wine. But in the midst of all that K-razy, there’s SHIN MIN AH, who’s so intent on keeping it real, she’s become an oddity in this bizarre realm.
Ghostbusters, opening this week, is a female update of a beloved comedy. Chris Hemsworth may be the one getting the biggest laughs, gamely spoofing himself in the gender-reverse role of the dumb blond receptionist.
More characters. More colour. More fantastical. Mia Wasikowska’s and Johnny Depp’s pair of Alice and the Mad Hatter return to wonderland this week in the trippy blockbuster sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass.