Former MediaCorp Actor Acquitted of Cheating

Former MediaCorp Actor Acquitted of Cheating: A former MediaCorp actor was acquitted of charges of cheating two men of donations totalling $195,000 in connection with a charity football match he organised three years ago.

Delivering her judgement on Wednesday, District Judge Wong Choon Ning said that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against Lim Aik Seng. The 47-year-old, better known as Lin Yi-sheng, had been accused of deceiving the men into believing that cash donations received from a charity match – minus expenses – would be donated to the Metta Welfare Association. Continue Reading…

Don Cornelius Soul Train Creator Dies of Suicide

Don Cornelius Soul Train Creator Dies of Suicide: Don Cornelius, the creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,” shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home, police said. He was 75.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

“I am shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden passing of my friend, colleague, and business partner Don Cornelius,” said Quincy Jones. “Don was a visionary pioneer and a giant in our business. Before MTV there was ‘Soul Train,’ that will be the great legacy of Don Cornelius. His contributions to television, music and our culture as a whole will never be matched. My heart goes out to Don’s family and loved ones.” Continue Reading…

Touch Premiere Review Kiefer Sutherland And The Magic Numbers

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Touch Premiere Review Kiefer Sutherland And The Magic Numbers: The earnest new drama Touch has its heart in the right place and its mind drifting off into unknown areas. Kiefer Sutherland stars as Martin Bohm, a New Yorker whose wife died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and who’s raising his 11 year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz). Jake, who narrated much of the pilot episode on Wednesday night, actually hasn’t spoken since he was born, and cannot stand to be touched. He spends a lot of time working out elaborate series of numbers.

Touch was created by Tim Kring, who also did Heroes, and there’s some of that show’s grand-design ambition here. Jake seems autistic, although Kring and Sutherland have given interviews saying the character is not, but the kid is clearly both immensely gifted and poignantly disabled in his dealings with his immediate surroundings. SPOILER ALERT FOR A FEW PLOT DETAILS FOLLOW.

Danny Glover appeared as an only-apparently odd professor, the actually-wise Arthur Teller, who was there to tell us that some people possess amazing gifts to figure out patterns, and indeed, we saw that Jake’s abilities ended up connecting people, via phone numbers and cell phones and what only seemed like coincidences, to solve a number of folks’ problems and avert at least one very dangerous situation. (When that bomb timer clicked down to “1,” I have to admit I wasn’t exactly sweating with fear — no way was that thing going to explode, right?). Continue Story…

The Kardashian Brand Is A Wrap!

The Kardashian Brand Is A Wrap: Kim Kardashian and her band of equally ubiquitous sisters may have finally sucked what was left of their 15 minutes of fame dry! People are really done with Kim K after she deceived us most with a publicity stunt marriage to Kris Humphries! Somehow four talentless ladies (including mom, Kris Jenner) have over saturated the market to the point that we not only want them off TV but kind of just want them removed from the history books completely.

Why Aren’t You Watching Justified

Why Aren’t You Watching Justified: At first glance, Justified looks like the illegitimate love child of The Dukes of Hazard and Law and Order. Being a fan of neither show, I skipped the first season. Earlier this year, I saw a playful promo for the show where the main character was discussing the Han Solo vs. Greedo “Who shot first?” debate. This ad said, “Alright, give it a shot.” On the recommendation of the commercial, I borrowed the first season from a friend and gave the show a shot. Gripped by the backwoods antics of Deputy US Marshall Raylan Givens, I watched the entire season in only the matter of a few days.The show opens with legendary US Marshall Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) delivering a dramatic ultimatum to the Miami crime lord that shot his partner. In typical Western fashion, the criminal is given until noon to leave town and never come back. Noon strikes and Givens, as promised, shoots the man in plain sight. Despite the findings that the shooting was “justified”,Rayland and his trademark cowboy hat are sent to Lexington, KY and he soon returns to his old stomping grounds — the coal mining, country music-playing Harlan County. Having grown up the heir apparent of the local crime family, he is somewhat infamous in Harlan County and is quickly pulled into the internal politics of his hometown. Givens brings a slightly different kind of justice one might find from Law and Order or CSI and is more along the lines of Jack Bauer or Vic Mackey with a cowboy hat; conducting himself much like a old school frontier sheriff. Continue Reading…

People’s Choice Awards 2012 Katy Perry Harry Potter Big Winners

People’s Choice Awards 2012 Katy Perry Harry Potter Big Winners: Katy Perry and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Hallows part 2” are the big winners on the night of the people’s choice awards. 38th Annual show held Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, celebrating the selections made by the voters of 40 million.

Absentee Perry is venerated in five categories including favorite female artist, tour Headliner, song of the year for “E.T.” by Kanye West, the music video for “last Friday night” and TV guest star on ‘ How I met your mother. ”

Although originally touted by the organizers of the show among the candidates who are expected to attend, Perry told fans on Twitter earlier this week that it will not show it, but that “I want to thank u for voting for me, crossed fingers!” it would have marked the first public appearance of Perry as British actor-comedian Russell Brand Filed for divorce from Perry last month after 14 months of marriage. Continue Reading…