- Keith Urban crosses the Atlantic to show his love
- Educate yourself with 988
- The Star’s radio station Red FM breaks out with Living It!
Posted: 10 Mar 2013 09:33 PM PDT
Country star and current American Idol judge Keith Urban would fly to the UK just to say "hello" to his family.
The country singer is currently busy working as a judge on American Idol but delights his wife Nicole Kidman - who is currently based in London with their daughters Sunday Rose, four, and Faith Margeret, two, while filming Before I Go To Sleep - by jetting across the Atlantic to demonstrate his "crazy" love for her.
Nicole says "Keith comes and goes. He'll fly in for 24 hours just to say hello and give us all a hug, or he might stay a couple of days. He's busy over in Nashville and LA. But once I've finished filming, I'm going to be the wife by his side because it's family time.
"I love it that he's crazy enough to get on a plane and come over here for 24 hours. But that craziness is rooted in a love and a friendship for each other. The friendship is just as important as the love, and it builds over time. I know how lucky I am."
At this year's Oscars, Nicole wore a low-cut L'Wren Scott gown and admitted she chose it to please her spouse. She told the Daily Mail newspaper, "It had all the bells and whistles for men. You know what men like in a dress, and that's what I wore. It was for Keith."
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 02:46 AM PDT
With the 13th general election coming soon, why not learn more about the Parliament? The Parliament is the legislative authority for Malaysia that formulates laws applicable to the country as a whole, so every citizen needs to understand how things work.
Mandopop's rising star, Taiwanese singer-songwriter Bai An, has been compared to acclaimed vocal powerhouse Singaporean songbird Stefanie Sun and British songstress Dido. Who do you think she sounds like?
During our school days, many of us would have had to participate in some extra-curricular activities or join a uniformed unit or club. Some of us enjoyed the experience while there are also those who didn't care much for it. Let's find out from a few passionate people who have continued to be a part of uniformed groups like Scouts and marching band units after they've left school.
Singaporean singer Tanya Chua made history when she won the best Mandarin female singer award in the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards three times (in 2006, 2008 and 2012). The singer-songwriter's passion for music is simply wonderful and inspiring.
Music Gets Crazy
In Stars Guide this week, happily married Los Angeles-based Hong Kong singer Coco Lee Wen takes a dig at herself. She says it's all worth it just to get a laugh from her fans. Also, Hong Kong heartthrob Raymond Lam Fung and Taiwanese singer Ocean Ou De Yang will also be featured.
For more information, log on to www.988.com.my. 988 is owned and operated by The Star.
Posted: 10 Mar 2013 05:57 PM PDT
PETALING JAYA: Embracing the zest for life is Red FM's new direction as the radio station jumps out of the box with its new logo and tagline Living It! today.
"The new Red FM is about going out there, seizing the moment and being different," said Kudsia Kahar, The Star Radio Group deputy chief broadcasting officer, about Red FM's fresh vibe, sense of adventure and people-centric outlook.
"We want to be the station that empowers listeners and this attitude is reflected by the wide-ranging passions of our deejays and listeners.
"In a radio climate where the uniformity of music and programming can be stifling, Red FM wants to break out," she added.
The Living It! tagline and rebranding exercise was planned last December to coincide with the arrival of celebrity deejays JJ, Adam C, Papi Zak and Kavin, who have muscled up Red FM's stable of presenters, as well as given the station a surge of new listeners since they made their debut on air, starting Feb 4.
In terms of impact, the all-new The Red Breakfast WTF? has hit the ground running with the "Kings of Radio", which features funnymen Lil' Kev and JJ.
The injection of humour has also spread to the increasingly popular afternoon slot Really Really Late Breakfast Show, which is hosted by comedians Papi Zak and Kavin.
Popular football pundit Adam C is also the life of the party on the evening The Red Rush segment with his sports-centric views.
The station's target audience is those aged between 18 and 34, which reinforces its energetic new outlook. Its social media profile has also grown with Red FM's Twitter followers numbering 11,000 and Facebook followers nearing 47,000.
"Radio isn't only about music now. At Red FM, we want to give voice to an array of passions, interests and issues. The aim is to reinvigorate listeners with meaningful programming," said Kudsia, who mentioned charity, adventure, technology, football and lifestyle as some of the topics associated with the Living It! tagline.
"It can also be Living It Now! Living It Loud! Living It Large! It's about presenting a better version of ourselves. We're lucky to have all the presenters on the same page – the new additions and existing names.
"All of them embody positive energy, and we want that energy to reflect the station's values – we want to be a station that lives the same lives as the listeners."
With the changes, Red FM is poised to show strong ratings growth in the upcoming Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) Malaysia survey by The Nielsen Co on April 15.
Red FM is owned and operated by The Star.
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