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Lisa of BLACKPINK named CELINE’s global ambassador

Thai rapper, singer and dancer Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa of BLACKPINK, is now the global brand ambassador of French fashion house CELINE. Image credit: Hedi Slimane
Image credit: Hedi Slimane

Thai rapper, singer and dancer Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa of BLACKPINK, is now the global brand ambassador of French fashion house CELINE.

Lisa is CELINE’s first global ambassador since Hedi Slimane took the helm in 2018 as Artistic, Creative and Image Director. Founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana, CELINE has been owned by LVMH since 1996.

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BrightWin wins in LINE Thailand People’s Choice Awards

Win Metawin (left) and Bright Vachirawit, better known as BrightWin, won for Best Couple. Image credit: GMMTV Co., Ltd. Facebook page
Win Metawin (left) and Bright Vachirawit, better known as BrightWin, won for Best Couple. Image credit: GMMTV Co., Ltd. Facebook page

Thai actors Vachirawit Chivaaree (better known as Bright Vachirawit) and Metawin Opas-iamkajorn (better known as Win Metawin), whom their fans call BrightWin, were named Best Couple last night at the LINE Thailand People’s Choice Awards 2020.

BrightWin starred in the boys’ love Thai TV series “2gether: The Series” and its sequel “Still 2gether”. The immense popularity of “2gether: The Series” helped put an international spotlight on the boys’ love genre, with Netflix also acquiring the streaming rights for the show and its sequel.

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Entertainment, Gaming

Garena announces Free Fire partnership with KSHMR

Garena ​has announced that music producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar -- better known by his stage name ​KSHMR ​-- is ​Free Fire’s new brand ambassador.​

Garena ​has announced that music producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar — better known by his stage name ​KSHMR ​– is ​Free Fire’s new brand ambassador.​

Signed to Warner Music Group’s iconic dance label Spinnin’ Records, KSHMR is renowned for his innovative and pioneering approach to producing. The partnership unites one of the world’s most popular battle royale mobile games with one of the world’s most famous DJs, and continues Garena’s rollout of exciting new content for players.

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MNL48 sub-unit Baby Blue releases 1st music video

Baby Blue, the first MNL48 sub-unit formed by Hallohallo Entertainment in partnership with Tower Records Japan, has released the music video of their debut single "Sweet Talking Sugar".  Image credit: Hallohallo Entertainment
Image credit: Hallohallo Entertainment

Baby Blue, the first MNL48 sub-unit formed by the Philippines’ Hallohallo Entertainment in partnership with Tower Records Japan, has released the music video of their debut single “Sweet Talking Sugar”.

Composed of MNL48 members Jan, Amy, and Coleen, the girl group Baby Blue is the first MNL48 sub-unit. The trio will deliver all-original songs and highlight R&B and hip-hop. MNL48, the first Filipino idol group, is an international sister group of the famous Japanese idol girl group AKB48.

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The future is BLACKPINK, ELLE says on October cover

"BLACKPINK is the revolution," the K-pop girl group declared when they debuted on August 8, 2016. Now, as they continue their success story, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are appearing on the October 2020 cover of the US edition of ELLE, which has declared that "the future is BLACKPINK". Image credit: ELLE
Image credit: ELLE

“BLACKPINK is the revolution,” the K-pop girl group said when they debuted on August 8, 2016. Now, as they continue their global success story, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are appearing on the October 2020 cover of the US edition of ELLE, which has declared that “the future is BLACKPINK”.

Apart from the group cover, each member will have her own individual cover for the October 2020 issue.

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Arashi releases Bruno Mars-written 1st all-English song

Japanese boy band Arashi today released their first English song, “Whenever You Call‘, which is written and produced by Bruno Mars. Image credit: Arashi Twitter account
Image credit: Arashi Twitter account

Japanese boy band Arashi today released their first English song, “Whenever You Call‘, which is written and produced by Bruno Mars. The popular boy band had the world’s best-selling album in 2019, beating Taylor Swift.

The digital single is available for streaming and download, and a music video has been uploaded to the official YouTube channel of Arashi.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment

Cookie Monster: C is for cookie, change, and creativity

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You know that All That Matters is a special event when the world-famous muppet Cookie Monster is one of the keynote speakers.

Branded is holding Asia’s leading entertainment industry conference 100 percent online this year from Sept. 14-18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All That Matters has turned this challenge into an opportunity to embrace change and display even more creativity. Going virtual has enabled All That Matters to bring together a diverse — and unconventional — lineup of speakers. These include Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster and Elmo, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, rapper Chuck D, and playwright David Mamet.

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Entertainment

Park Seo Joon to appear in ‘Record of Youth’

Remember when Park Bo Gum made a cameo in "Itaewon Class"? Well, now "Itaewon Class" star Park Seo Joon seems to be returning the favor, as he is set to make an appearance in Park Bo Gum's "Record of Youth". Image credit: Awesome ENT Co., Ltd.
Image credit: Awesome ENT Co., Ltd.

Remember when Park Bo Gum made a cameo in “Itaewon Class”? Well, now “Itaewon Class” star Park Seo Joon seems to be returning the favor, as he is set to make an appearance in Park Bo Gum’s “Record of Youth”.

According to Cosmopolitan Philippines, Park Seo Joon will be a special guest in a future episode of “Record of Youth”, which is streaming on Netflix.

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Entertainment, Gaming

PUBG Mobile collaborating with BLACKPINK?

With the latest teaser posted on its official Twitter account, PUBG Mobile has apparently confirmed it is collaborating with BLACKPINK.

Have you seen the latest teaser posted on PUBG Mobile’s official Twitter account? PUBG Mobile has apparently confirmed a collaboration with the popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK.

PUBG Mobile tweeted “‘New color’ is on the way.” The tweet was accompanied by a teaser image of four people inside a pink vehicle. Dangling from the rear view mirror is a tiny version of the BLACKPINK official light stick.

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Entertainment, Technology

‘Oneiric Theater’: IZ*ONE dazzles in 1st online concert

"Oneiric Theater', the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).
We are still recovering from IZ*ONE’s stunning rendition of Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi’s “Monster” in “Oneiric Theater”. How about you?

“Oneiric Theater’, the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).

More than the virtual effects, however, it was the real talent of all 12 members that shone through. They took their fans — dubbed WIZ*ONE — on a magical journey across different thematic stages, performing tracks not just from their comeback EP “Oneiric Diary”, but also their previous albums.

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