Million Dollar Money Drop Goes To Square 2!

Raise your hands if you want to win a Million Dollars!

No, we’re not kidding! Sign up to be a contestant of Channel 5’s Million Dollar Money Drop and you can walk away with up to SGD $1million cash prize!

The enthusiastic crowd who turned up at our roadshow at Square 2 last Sunday are the first to hear about the identity of the host of this brand new game show. He is none other than the up-and-coming half Greek, half Chinese actor and model –George Young.

George Young, host of Million Dollar Money Drop

Host of Million Dollar Money Drop, George Young

George, together with our emcee Shawnrick, gave the crowd a quick heads up on how the game is played. A few lucky audience were also chosen to participate in the Game Section, walking away with a crisp $50 note and a special Channel 5 goodie bag.

So you want to be a millionaire? Here’s how the game goes:

1. A pair of contestants start off with a million in hard cash.
2. Answer 8 MCQ questions by physically putting the money on trap doors representing the options.
3. Win a million dollars if you get all the questions right!

Here’s a video of how the game is played in the U.S.

Looks easy? Have a go at the game by joining our walk-in auditions! Just show up with a partner at the MediaCorp Reception with both your entry forms completed on Sunday 19 June, from 2pm to 4pm.

Find out more about the show here!

All the best to all you potential future-millionaires!

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Jade Seah meets the cast of GREEN LANTERN!

Channel 5 is the official TV channel for GREEN LANTERN and I, Jade Seah, had the wonderful opportunity to be sent to LA to meet the cast of GREEN LANTERN! 

I was excited to not only be one of the first to watch the show, I was also super psyched that I will be meeting Blake Lively (sorry, Reynolds)!

All Green Lantern-ready, we headed down to The Oasis, a lovely area of the hotel where the interviews were to be held. 

  They’d really gone all out with the decor; the area was all decked out in Green Lantern stuff.  Fan boy heaven, I say!

Trying (and failing miserably) to do the Green Lantern ‘arrrrgh!’ pose.  Ryan Reynolds looks all fierce and cool; I look like an auntie carrying imaginary plastic bags, very pleased that I’d just snagged a bargain at the local supermart. Ah well. We try.

Just ‘hanging out’ with ma pal, Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern…

The whole gang!

Right. Lest you think all I did was play, enough goofing; I really did meet the man himself, Mr Ryan Reynolds!

He’s a lot taller than I expected, with a slightly kooky sense of humour.  When I asked him to say “hi” to Singapore, instead of addressing the camera with a “hey there, Singapore”, or something similar, he looked me straight in the eye with an emotionless expression and simply said, in a deadpan voice, “hello, Singapore”. I really wasn’t sure how to take that!

Also, perhaps he was tired that day, or it was a case of art mirroring life (or really spot-on casting?), but almost like his character in the film, Hal Jordan, is a somewhat unwilling hero; so too Ryan Reynolds seemed a little the reluctant movie star who longed to be doing something else instead of talking about himself and the movie he made.

Also, Peter Sarsgaard, who plays an extremely convincing Hector Hammond in the show. Yes, he actually looks very normal (pretty good, actually) and when I told him this he joked that that was a perk in playing an ‘ugly’ character; that people are always pleasantly surprised at his looks – “I probably get told how handsome I am a lot more than Ryan does!”.

Very, very sadly, I didn’t manage to get a picture with Blake Lively (her manager flat-out said “NO”; boo to you) but here’s a screengrab of Blake from our interview and I can tell you that she is even more stunning in real life (and yes ladies, her hair gives new meaning to ‘crowning glory’), and very chatty and warm, to boot. 

Check out what rating Ryan Reynolds gave Blake Lively for their on-screen kiss below!

And find out what goes into the making of GREEN LANTERN with Ryan Reynolds!

About GREEN LANTERN

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries.  Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps.  But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).   A gifted and cocky test pilot, Hal have not harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before.  With the encouragement his childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax and become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

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WWE Experience! Fridays, 11pm only Channel 5

 

WWE Experience! Fridays, 11pm only on Channel 5!

 Did you know………

 

Well that’s all we have for you! Hope we manages to surprise you with these interesting facts about your favourite WWE Superstars:)

Anyway, be sure to catch WWE Experience every Friday at 11pm only on Channel 5!


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Box Office Showcase: Twilight, This Sunday, 12th June, 10pm!!!

Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer, Twilight revolves around an ordinary girl named Bella and a not so ordinary boy/man/really-old man named Edward (p.s. he doesn’t age). Then you throw in some hot vampires, a hint of werewolves, some gripping action scenes and a love story and voila! You have Twilight!

It never fails to amaze us how the movie managed to garner such a huge fan base and made vampires cool again. Gone were the days where vampires freaked you out like Count Dracula! Nowadays, they seem to charm people and sweep us off our feet. Plus, look at how many vampire-related shows have sprouted out since [e.g. The Vampire Diaries, The Gates (showing on Saturdays, 10pm on Channel 5 by the way) & of course, the spoof Vampires Suck]

In Twilight, you have the good vampires and the bad ones. We wonder… if we were vampires, would we rather not drink human blood like the Cullens? Or would we rather be bloodthirsty vampires like James and his coven? Hmmm…

The Cullens:

From left to right: Jasper Hale & Alice Cullen, Rosalie Hale & Emmet Cullen, Carlisle & Esme Cullen, Edward Cullen & Bella Swan

James’ Coven

From left to right: James, Laurent, Victoria

And just a fun fact before we sign off, did you know that there’s actually a scene in the movie that makes reference to the original book cover? Look out for it!

So, be sure to catch Twilight in your Box Office Showcase this Sunday, 10pm!

Plus, 3 lucky viewers can stand to win a brand new camera worth $399 each!

Click here for more details

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Brooke Elliott, “Jane Bingum”, Drop Dead Diva

Brooke Elliott – the bubbly star of television’s Drop Dead Diva — is as effervescent as an uncorked bottle of champagne.  Never mind that playing Jane – a brilliant attorney carrying around the soul of a deceased model named Deb inside of her – could drive a lesser thespian to drink, the 35-year-old Broadway musical vet  is juggling song and dance routines on the show while cooing over Deb’s  former beau who could have eyes for Jane – some day. Elliott’s fingers are crossed.

How do you keep those dueling divas in line?

In some ways it’s easier because I’ve lived with them longer, and in other ways it’s challenging because Deb’s not new anymore into Jane’s body. The first season was a lot of news and firsts and a lot of things were happening to Jane. Now it’s challenging to keep her moving and keep her interesting and to keep her developing and keep the audience still wanting to see that.

Well what fans really want to see is Jane with Grayson (played by Jackson Hurst).

I hope it happens!  (laughs)

So, you’re rooting for them, too?

I aaam! I aaam! Well, partly because I play Deb-Jane, so I know how it feels. (laughs) I know how much Deb loves Grayson.

 But wouldn’t Grayson have to fall in love Jane, not Deb, for it to really work?

It’s one of the things that I believe is a huge crux for Deb. She came from such a shallow place and such a place of judgment on people who didn’t look a certain way. Now that she doesn’t fit what her mind believes is perfect, that’s a huge thing to change the way you think about something — and Grayson’s going to have to develop in the same way for (he and Jane) to actually really belong together in the end.

From the very beginning, the show has had plenty of A-list guest stars. Was there anyone who left you star struck?

I was really star struck with Liza Minnelli, and yet she was so warm that that kind of like came down very quickly and I was astounded that I was just sitting there talking to Liza Minnelli like I would talk to anybody! And Delta Burke, I was a little bit like, Delta Burke! With all of them I’ve been a little star struck I have to admit. Gregory Harrison was so fun, and I used to have the biggest crush on him when he was Trapper John MD. We were sitting in the hair and make-up trailer, and I was like, I was really in love with you when I was ten. (laughs)

Your background is in musical theater. How different is it doing song and dance numbers for TV?

It’s been incredibly different because in theater you rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse, and then you put up that show polished. In TV it’s so funny the little rehearsal time. At first I was like, Oh nooo, we rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse! (laughs) But it’s been fun to learn the differences.

Of course, no diva is complete without her wardrobe – do you have input on Jane’s drop dead gorgeous looks?

Actually, I do hold very strong opinions about what she wears, and there are certain places where I want her to be sexier and so we lower the cut on things. On her blazers, I like little ruffles on the skirts. We have this one, I call it the kicky skirt, and it’s got a little billowing thing in the back —  I looove my kicky skirt! And I like her to have those little embellishments that make her Deb in Jane’s body, and not just Jane because Jane was rather plain in her choices and so while I still need to wear suits because I’m a lawyer, I like Deb’s influence on that.

And your fashion influence as well?

I’ll admit I am a girly-girl. I like my makeup and my hair things and my fun little girl thing. So that’s a part of Deb that I’m completely one-on-one with.

Catch Brooke as Jane with Deb’s soul in Drop Dead Diva; it airs on Thursdays at 11:00pm. Live love and love life as the show takes you on a journey called life!

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Drop Dead Diva Season 2!

The critically acclaimed hit series, Drop Dead Diva, returns tomorrow with all-new episodes featuring unbelievable storylines and surprise guest appearances. 

Named by USA Today as one of the ‘fabulous female performers of 2009’ and by Entertainment Weekly as a ‘breakout TV star, Brooke Elliott will capture your heart with her winning performance as a shallow model-in-training, Deb, who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane.

At the close of last season, Deb was ready to let go of her past and embrace her new life as Jane. But the unexpected arrival of Jane’s “secret” husband Ethan at her doorstep left her with more questions than ever. To make matters worse, Jane may be disbarred after breaching client attorney confidentiality when, against the firm’s advisement, she reported her client for fraud.

Faced with a new love triangle and the uncertainty of her career, Jane must, once-again, chart out a new future for herself. Why must life be so unfair to the beautiful people?

Catch the premiere of season 2 tomorrow at 11:00pm and feel free to unleash your inner diva!

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Live to Dance with Paula Abdul!

We have all seen Paula Abdul perform her sultry dance moves in her music videos including to her hit song Opposites Attract. Ok, there are plenty of people that would say that she was out danced by an animated cat but the good people of CBS have seen fit to let Paula judge their latest reality television show, Live to Dance.

She will be joined by fellow judges Travis Payne and Kimberly Wyatt. Travis is famous for working on Michael Jackson’s, This is It, while Kimberly is known for her stint with the larger than life girl group The Pussycat Dolls. Kimberly also has had some panel experience on the UK series of Got to Dance, which is a similar format to the upcoming show. Australian Andrew Gunsberg will host the show after he appeared on Australian Idol, Take 40 Australia and The ConTest in his homeland.

Get ready for more Paula Abdul kookiness along with some great dance performers. Live to Dance premieres tomorrow at 10:00pm. 

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