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THE LATEST BUZZ: Lollipop brings you the freshest entertainment news with a distinct Asian focus, in English.


    Jul 26, 2013

    Your front seat to the world of showbiz

    THE life of a celebrity is filled with thrilling highs and devastating lows.

    Just ask Singapore-born singing sensation JJ Lin.

    Two weeks ago, the 32-year-old confessed to having a longstanding crush on Hebe Tian of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. at a stadium packed with cheering fans in Taiwan.

    Just two days later, he was in tears as he boarded a plane to return to Singapore, after his beloved grandmother - who had cared for him when he was a child - died from liver cancer.

    From shocking tragedies to eye-popping scandals, Lollipop puts you in the front seat to showbiz news as it unfolds - so you'll never miss a dramatic moment.

    With Lollipop's strong focus on Asian entertainment news, you can read the latest headlines from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and much more at the one-stop entertainment-news portal.

    Learn about the time gongfu veteran Donnie Yen was down to his last HK$100 in his bank account, and the time a young, upcoming stuntman named Jackie Chan feigned injury so that the legendary Bruce Lee would take notice of him.

    Be entertained by quirky triumphs like South Korean celebrity gymnast Shin Soo Ji's stunning 360-degree spinning baseball pitch, which has to be seen to be believed.

    Devotees of Hollywood need not fear, as Lollipop brings you the latest highlights from Tinseltown too.

    One story that caught many Singaporeans by surprise was the death of Glee star Cory Monteith, who was found dead in his hotel room on July 13.

    The news was made all the more heartbreaking by the fact that the 31-year-old - best known for playing Finn Hudsen - had been due to marry co-star Lea Michele, his girlfriend in both real and reel life.

    Seventy-eight per cent of readers clicked on the "so sad" category of the story's mood meter. They discussed details of his untimely death.

    Other readers shed tears of mirth over some of the unlikely hopefuls at this year's Manhunt Singapore.

    Amid a line-up dominated by bronzed, chiselled beefcakes, pallid and slim model Benjamin Khoh and pint-sized 47-year-old retail assistant Eric Koa were bound to raise eyebrows.

    While their physique left much to be desired, their plucky, gung-ho attitude towards the contest certainly left an impression.

    Make sure you never miss out on the latest celebrity buzz again - head to Lollipop for the latest news today.