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23 December 2012 | 11:49 am

Ladies and gentlemen, we hate to say this but it’s time to kick start another round of frenzied voting for the annual Star Awards ceremony

You have faithfully and consistently voted for your favourite idols and actors week after week, drama after drama, just to get their TV characters nominated — and in the running — for the annual Favourite TV characters awards at the annual Star Awards ceremony, since the start of 2012.

And this is the moment that you’ve all been waiting for. The first round of Facebook voting for ‘Favourite Male Character, ‘Favourite Female Character’ and ‘Favourite Onscreen Couple’ for 2012 dramas will soon conclude with the final episode of Ch8 drama series, It Takes Two.

The top five nominations in each category will then be announced before the next stage of voting for these five categories commences on Feb 21, 2013 – save the date in your calendars and diaries!

In all, there are a total of four awards that will be decided via online voting on xinmsn and they are for the Favourite Male Character, Favourite Female Character, Favourite Onscreen Couple and the Favourite Host award. Nominees in the final Favourite Host category will be selected by the nomination committee as no prior nominee voting was conducted on Facebook.

Stay tuned to xinmsn for more updates on the top five nominations in the Favourite TV Characters categories for Star Awards 2013.



1. Singapore Entertainment Awards 2013

a. Vote for Rui En as “Most Popular Local TV Artiste e乐人气本地电视演员” here:

i. Vote for Rui En for free daily at

ii. SMS “SGEAWARDS J2 NRIC NAME” to 146077877. (26c/sms)

Voting for Singapore e-Awards ends on 10 April 2013.

2. Star Awards 2013 – Online

a. Favourite Female Character

i. Vote for Rui En for free daily at

b. Favourite On-screen Couple

i. Vote for Rui En for free daily at

Voting for Star Awards (Favourite Female/Couple) ends on 21 April 2013.

3. Star Awards 2013 – Top 10

a. Vote for Rui En in “Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes” here:

i. Dial 1900-112-2032 to vote. (86c per call)

ii. Vote for Rui En for free daily at

Voting for Star Awards (Top 10) ends on 28 April 2013.

Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in EN, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, Star Awards 2013, xinmsn.

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16 December 2012 | 01:59 pm

This is your final chance to vote in this year’s Flame Awards. Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman recaps the nominees.


1. Rui En

The level-headed ice queen remained cool despite her fall-out with actor Zhang Yaodong at this year’s Star Awards Show 1 in April.

2. Jeanette Aw

It’s a golden year for this beauty as she rakes in big bucks from endorsement deals and business opportunities all over.

3. Malmunah Bagharib

She’s pretty, smart and ballsy – and she really doesn’t care what you think of her. Enough said.

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in EN, Flame Awards, Flame Awards 2012, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, The New Paper.

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10 December 2012 | 11:15 am

By Tan Kee Yun and Catherine Robert

The Flame Awards is celebrating 17 years – gosh, how time flies! – of discerning adulation and witty irreverence with a bang.

For nearly two decades, the sharp-tongued team at The New Paper has been handing out laurels to the crazy kids on the entertainment scene for adding colour to our lives.

We either praise these beloved stars or roast them with sadistic glee.

This year, expect a few new award categories that give special mention to celebrities who amused and perplexed us with their acts of impulsiveness.

But first, a classic readers’ favourite – BABE OF THE YEAR.



Two gorgeous veterans are up against a spunky newcomer. Will it be a case of youthful victory, or will experience and massive fan base win the day?

Want to find out more about these ladies?

Babe of the year

She’s icy cool over Flame nomination

1. Rui En

Staying true to her ice queen reputation, the 31-year old took in her Babe of The Year nomination coolly.

“Thanks for nominating me again,” she wrote in an e-mail reply.

“As usual, regarding any awards, I normally have zero expectations.”

The Hype Records artiste was juggling a hectic filming schedule and could not speak to us on the phone.

Rui En was nominated this year because we loved it that she kept it real at Star Awards Show 1 in April.

A comedic skit spoofing the A-list stars of Caldecott Hill mercilessly teased her about her then-highly publicised spat with actor Zhang Yaodong and she looked moody for the rest of the show.

Zhang had talked to the media about a rape scene he did with Rui En in the drama On the Fringe in August 2011. Rui En, who was working in Malaysia then, immediately posted a heated blog entry, stressing that she was against doing kissing and rape scenes.

At the Star Award Show 1, she didn’t even pretend to be happy for the cameras. In her acceptance speech, she said firmly: “We are here to film (dramas), not create news.”

Now, if that isn’t a dig at her colleagues’ – and perhaps, also the media’s – “kaypoh” chatter about her and Zhang, we don’t know what is.

In her e-mail replies to TNP, Rui En said: “All the teasing and ragging is really part and parcel of the game. Some said my face was black, only to realise afterwards that it’s my default look.

“I just honestly wish they could come up with some new material to tease me with.”

She didn’t say much about her chances against the other two nominees, labelmate Jeanette Aw and Maimunah Bagharib (Munah), but expressed concerns about her fans spending too much money on SMS votes.

“I know there has been plenty of voting going on this year for various awards, do vote within your means,” urged Rui En.

How to vote

For Babe of the Year, the keyword is TNPFLAMEBABE

Send your vote by SMS to 146077877 in the following format: TNPFLAMEBABE Answer NRIC Name

For example, if you want to vote Rui En as Babe Of The Year, SMS “TNPFLAMEBABE 1 S1234567A MIKE TAN” to 146077877

Each SMS costs 20 cents. Voting ends at 11.59pm on Sunday (16 December 2012).

RBKD: The crumpledness on page 19 is an intended effect by The New Paper and is not a compromise in scans’ quality on RBKD’s part :)

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in EN, Flame Awards, Flame Awards 2012, On The Fringe 边缘父子, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, The New Paper.

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08 December 2012 | 09:44 pm

Asian Television Awards 2012 Page 23


Rui En has acted in numerous memorable roles in her 10 years of acting. In 2011, three dramas she starred in were among the Top 6 most-watch dramas on MediaCorp Channel 8. A Tale of Two Cities debuted with a record more than 1 million in viewership and Rui En’s fresh approach of a princessy character won further praise and conviction from the audience. The role earned Rui En a nomination for Best Actress at Star Awards 2012. Her scorching popularity has further been affirmed when she was recently voted into the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste for the 7th consecutive year at Star Awards 2012, as well as the Singapore E-Awards 2012 Most Popular TV Artiste for the third year in a row.

“Thank you to the production team for giving me the opportunity and space to bring out the extremities of the role.”Hu Xiao Man” would not have existed without EP Paul Yuen and script writer Phang Kai Yee. “Hu Xiao Man” will always remain significant to me. Thank you, ATA.” – Rui En

Unriddle II
MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Channel 8
Highly Commended Debbie Goh
The Descendant
Media Prima, ntv7
Produced by Juita Entertainment

Source: Asian Television Awards, Television Asia Plus

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, Asian Television Awards, Asian Television Awards 2012, EN, Omy SG E Awards 新加坡 E乐大赏, Omy SG E Awards 新加坡 E乐大赏 2010, Omy SG E Awards 新加坡 E乐大赏 2011, Omy SG E Awards 新加坡 E乐大赏 2012, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, Television Asia Plus, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2.

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21 September 2012 | 01:24 pm
















粉丝投票压力大 瑞恩内疚










Vote for Yanzhi as your Favourite Female Character now!

Poetic Justice 微笑正义 is now airing on Channel 8, Weekdays at 9pm.

C.L.I.F 2 警徽天职 2 debuts 18 February 2013 9pm on Channel 8.

Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职 2, CH, Joys of Life 花样人间, On The Fringe 边缘父子, Poetic Justice 微笑正义, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, Star Awards 2013, The In-Laws 麻婆斗妇, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, xinmsn.

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11 August 2012 | 09:02 pm

日期: 11/08/2012 | 新闻来源: 星洲日報 | 记者: 王宗廷


询及有否想要合作的对象,黄俊雄说,“和每个人接触及擦出的火花是不一样的。”若可以选择,他希望可以和前辈如:郑惠玉、李铭顺、范文芳、郑斌辉等合作,“以前都是看他们的戏,若和他们合作,我会心跳加速。”至于,谁会是他觉得的“最佳拍档”,他毫不犹豫地选择了合作了7次,并在今年《红星大奖》一起拿了“最佳搭档奖”的瑞恩。“我们的粉丝都很喜欢我们在一起,因为我们在荧幕上有种特别的默契。” 而且,他不否认两人已算是“荧幕情侣”。

RBKD: Should be 5 collaborations instead – Love @ 0°C, By My Side, The Dream-catcher, Code of Honour & Unriddle 2.

Source: Sinchew

Categorised in CH, Ruivin, Sinchew Daily, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012.

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06 June 2012 | 05:52 pm

By Seow Tein Hee

Who is Singapore’s top actor?

It is not Fann Wong, Zoe Tay or Qi Yuwu.

According to Sarcount, a newly launched online entertainment chart which measures popularity by social media engagement, Leon Jay Williams takes the top spot.

Starcount taps the top 11 social networks to gauge a celebrity’s popularity. This includes networks such as Facebook and Twitter that are familiar here, and the Chinese-language RenRen and Weibo networks that have a far stronger presence outside Singapore.

To measure popularity, the engine looks through the number of followers and fans on a brand’s or star’s social media account. Fan engagement is also taken into consideration, depending on how many fans have shared the brand’s or celebrity’s social network updates.

Personalities are also rated by how often they engage their fans through conversations on these social networks.

On the Singapore Actors chart, Williams is followed closely by Fann Wong, Huang Jinglun, Rui En and Jeanette Aw, actors more familiar to audiences here because they feature in local productions.

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in EN, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, The Straits Times.

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31 May 2012 | 12:06 pm






性格安静 适合戴阳天










为了演好角色,瑞恩特别钻研记者行业,特别读了著名美国记者Mike Wallace的自传,准备在接下来拍摄的2个多月中好好”体验当记者的委屈”。


Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in CH, Joys of Life 花样人间, Poetic Justice 微笑正义, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, xinmsn.

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21 May 2012 | 09:36 am

日期: 21/05/2012 | 新闻来源: 联合早报 | 记者: 张慧妮

本地艺人伍洛毅参演的《糊里糊涂爱上它》目前正在8频道上映,他担任新加坡首个歌唱比赛实况节目《明星学院》(Sunsilk Academy Fantasia)的主持人,精神奕奕的伍洛毅上周六在《明星学院》海选现场谈及:近年来和自己合作过的瑞恩、郭舒贤和林慧玲皆夺得今年红星大奖的10大女艺人奖,笑说自己也到“转运”的时候了。

Source: Zaobao

Categorised in CH, Star Awards, Star Awards 2012, Zaobao.

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