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Celebrities Light: Message From Me!

Hi all, come to think of it, I have decided that I am temporary stopping Celebrities Light, it may return again but definately not to continue at this moments.

Because to think of it, writting about a artiste, I have to do alot of research on it and make sure every single details is not missed out and I don’t know if there anybody reading it. Plus writing about a celebrities takes alot of times, in which I could use it to produce more reviews, episodes write-up to my readers. Hence, for those Celebrities Light fans, I am sorry (although I don’t know is there any) but hopefully this changes would do G.E.C good. πŸ˜€

And with regards to why this blog have no updates for 1 whole week, I am sorry but I am busy with my own personal commitment. πŸ™‚

I will write a few new entries in my upcoming few posts, do look out for it. πŸ˜‰

Celebrities Light: Dawn Yeoh

Last week Celebrities Light featuring Fiona Xie was a success, that entries itself is the numerous hits and it a entries that bring in people to Green Entertainment Cafe through google search engine.

The sudden leave of Fiona Xie may be a surprise or a expected happenings to some or many, this week, we have decided to feature Dawn Yeoh, the 7 Princess of Mediacorp who is at the moment, no one knows her action and well-being after the involvement of Daddy At Home.

Dawn Yeoh first appear in The Shining Star as the main lead of the drama, the drama talks about how dawn as a blind girl in the drama, the people revolving around her and the things happen in her life and how do she react. At the of 19, she became popular in just one night due to The Shining Star.

Her role in The Shining Star gains her a entry to Star Awards 2006 with the nomination of Most Popular Newcomer, however she lose the award to Kelvin Tan (Chen Weilian), whom is nominated in the same year.

Dawn apperance in Star Awards 2006 earned her the label of 7 Princesses alongside with Jeanette Aw, Joanne Peh, Jesseca Liu, Felicia Chin, Rui En and Fiona Xie, the title still exist to them to date with the removal of Fiona Xie.

Dawn next appear in High Budget Production, The Peak, the show revolve around engineering, in the same drama, she paired with Qi Yuwu and Christopher Lee, in this drama, Dawn is playing the main lead, her role in this series was bigger than her “senior”, Jeanette Aw, whom often seen in first lead, however Jeanette although being the second lead manage to steal the attention of Dawn, at the same time, Dawn in this series was heavily criticise for her bad acting, high-pitching voice and lacks of chemistry with co-stars.

She next appeared in army-base high budget/blockbuster series, Honour and Passion, where she is seen being a smaller role that her appearance in the show is not more than half, she played Bryan Wong love interest with walking disability in this series.

In the whole of 2007, Dawn acting have been heavily criticise, compared to how likeable and popular she was when she acted in The Shining Star, in Star Awards 2007, Dawn was nominated for Top 20 Most Popular Female Artiste, in the same year, all the 7 Princesses gotten nominated, however being Dawn first year in nomination, she didn’t clinch the award and was out when the Top 16 was annouced.

In 2008, Dawn was heavily groom with many dramas, when I-Weekly released the shows for 2008, the promotion tactic they uses is similar to another 7 Princess, Joanne Peh. Whom have the same number of dramas in 2007, which Dawn has in 2008.

Dawn appeared in the first drama of 2008, Taste Of Love the drama is a food-theme drama, where it stars a few taiwan celebrities, the currently hot rising stars, Dai Yangtian is seen in the dramas with Dawn Yeoh as love interest. Although it touted as a idol drama, however viewership failed big time and it doesn’t appeal to many audience.

At the same time when TasteΒ  Of Love is seen on TV, Channel 8 aired a co-production with NTV7, Beautiful Scent, which it film in 2007, Malaysia, where many Malaysia artiste is seen in the drama, alongside with MCS artiste, Pan Lingling and Zheng Geping, Beautiful Scent is a remake of 2005 Mediacorp drama, My Lucky Charm. In this series, Dawn is playing Jeanette Aw original character with heavy body odour. This series wasn’t well-received in Singapore based on the Malaysia accent from the Malaysia artiste and how this series spoilt the original, My Lucky Charm.

Dawn was later seen in a series with mostly younger generation group of actor/actress, namely Jeanette Aw, Christopher Lee, Jesseca Liu, Elvin Ng, Zzen Zhang, which form up as the main cast of the series, in this series, Dawn is seen playing a rebellious girls who wear revealing outfits all the time, her love-interest in this drama is Zzen Zhang, whom later tangle in a three-triangle relationship with Jesseca Liu. This drama was seen with 2 of the 7 Princess alongside with Dawn, namely Jeanette Aw and Jesseca Liu. Dawn acting in this drama was well-received, many commented that she have make improvement in it.

Later on, she is seen in 2008 volleyball theme drama, Beach Ball Babes with the cast of Christopher Lee, Jesseca Liu & Joanne Peh. This drama also stars another two princess, Joanne Peh and Jesseca Liu. In this series, Dawn love-interest is Christopher Lee. Although there isn’t much comments of Dawn acting in this series, this series is heavily criticise based on the storyline, plot, pairing and the rush ending seen in last episode.

She next appeared in a mystery drama, Crime Busters x2, alongside with MCS Ah-Ge Tay Pinghui, their pairing in this series was heavily criticise based on the huge age difference between them, this drama also seen as a copy of TVB drama, To Catch The Unbeatable based on the storyline.

In 2008, Dawn is seen in a total of 5 drama, 3 of them as the main/first lead, which include Taste Of Love, Beautiful Scent, Crime Busters x2. Whereas Beach Ball Babes and Rhythm Of Life is 2nd and 3rd lead respectively. All dawn characters was nominated for Vivo City 2009 Countdown Party, Top 8 Favourite Character, however none of the character won the voting award.

Dawn is later seen in 2009, engineer based series, The Dream Catcher, in this drama, Dawn is playing a rebellious girl who work hard for her dream, which is to be a dancer, her love-interest in this drama is Nat Ho. The chemistry of them make both side of fans like this pairing. This drama seen another 2 princess member namely Jesseca Liu and Rui En, as first and second lead respectively, where Dawn is seen playing a supporting role.

In the same year, Dawn is originally scheduled to be in 180 episodes long mega drama, Your Hand in Mine. However, her manager rejected for her the role, as she is preparing for her debut album.

Star Awards 2008 postpone to April 2009, the nomination list of Acting Awards annouced in Feb 2009 with Dawn zero entries to the nomination list, Popularity Awards annouced in Mar 2009 with Dawn entering the category of Top 20 Most Popular Female Artiste, however Dawn being 1 of the 2 princess didn’t make it to the award winning list, as she is seen being opted out in Top 16 again, as history repeated what happening in 2007.

Dawn later on what schedule to malaysia to film a 8TV co-production series, with the theme of food, the drama is not schedule to broadcast on Malaysia and Singapore yet.

Dawn later appeared in Channel 8 series, Daddy At Home, she is seen being the 3rd lead after Ann Kok and Cynthia Koh, in this series, she played a kindergarden teacher, whom is Adam Chen love interest.

At the same time when Daddy At Home debut, Dawn spread news by saying she wanted to leave her artiste management company, Future Stage Artiste. As she wanted a different environment and make MCS the official management.

In Nov 2009, I-Weekly wrote a article on newcomer, Kola Zhou hot-rising journey which makes her likely to kick out Dawn Yeoh from the 7 Princess position, as Dawn popularity doesn’t rise through the years as a actress.

Dawn is also one of the rare artistes, who have her own pictorial book released in 2006, beside leaving audience the impression of being a 7princess or playing roles in TV Serial. Dawn also participated in many shows/newspaper competition when she a teen. One of the memorable one being Singapore Next Top organised by back-then Mediaworks in 2004.

The comparation of Dawn between the rest of the princesses always bring down Dawn Yeoh, as she have the least popularity, experience among the rest, especially when comparation come between.

Earlier on 2010 Dramas List, Dawn is seen playing Jeanette Aw sister in Funeral and Wedding dramas, New Beginnings. However, Dawn role is being replaced by new unknown stars, Tracy Tan. Just what happen in between? Is Dawn planning to leave Mediacorp, just like Fiona Xie?

In short span of 3 years, Dawn is seen in a number of series, which one is your favourite? Which male artiste match well with Dawn Yeoh? Feel free to discuss.

The Celebrities Light for this week ended here, which celebrities do you wish to see next? πŸ˜‰

Celebrities Light 1: Fiona Xie

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Celebrities Light: Fiona Xie

I have mentioned in my previous post that the first Celebrities Light is none other featuring, the talk-of-the-town princess, Fiona Xie. πŸ™‚

We have seen Fiona in many different roles such as a genie in My Genie, her bikini strip in The Champion and the recent tomboy in Just in Singapore, besides acting, she has also try out hosting different kinds of programme.

Fiona first appeared in 2000 as a calefare in Channel 5 (english channel) hit drama, Growing Up, in the same year, she also make a small appearance in PCK Pte Ltd.

After that in 2001, she was seen in Channel 5 (english channel) drama, War Diary (the VCD is available in laserfair), she was later seen in Channel 8 (chinese channel) comedy, My Genie. This comedy later rose Fiona to fame, up to date, Fiona is still remember for her role in My Genie. She was later nominated for Best Comedy Performer in Star Awards 2001 and eventually won Most Popular Newcomer and Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste.

In the same year (2001), Fiona was heavily groom, we could also see her in variety programme such as City Beat and her LIVE hosting in PSC Nite.

In 2002, My Genie released the sequel, My Genie II, audience get to see Fiona every weekends in this relaxing comedy, however it came as a surprise when Fiona lose out in Star Awards 2002 without winning any awards.

Continue to work harder, in 2003, she was seen in Channel 8 doing minor roles in dramas such as (Health Matters and a Nokia release short film) and not forgetting variety programmes such as (Tiger Food Adventure Tiger and Innocent Moments). The most memorable one in the same year would be Home in Toa Payoh, where Fiona pair with Li Nanxing in this drama, someone whom is older than her in the show and reality. In the same year, Fiona lose out again in Star Awards 2003.

Fiona continued to major in Channel 8 in 2004, although mandarin isn’t her best (as minority/majority groups of audience complain) about that.

She was seen in Room In My Heart as the main lead, being Qi Yuwu and Pierre Png love interest but married to Chen Hanwei in the drama.

Later on, she was seen in Mediacorp Idol Drama, The Champion. In this drama, Fiona was seen doing a bikini strip with Jeanette Aw and Felicia Chin after losing a bet in the show. When doing the bikini strip, Fiona was seen in many news commenting about how big her boobs is.

She is later being label as a “sex symbol” after being seen in the bikini strip, many man magazines such as FHM got Fiona on the cover. The “sex symbol” icon became what the media/audience/fans describe today instead of her first fame as a genie in My Genie.

In the same year (2004), it became her 3rd consecutive years going home empty-handed in Star Awards 2004.

In 2005, Fiona is more on Channel 5 with programmes such as Coffee Talk & Hawker Woks with a total of 2 seasons in the same year. The only drama Fiona have in 2005 is Love Concierge, where she plays the sister of Jacelyn Tay and Ann Kok, in the same year (2005), it became her 4th consecutive years of not winning any awards in Star Awards 2005.

In 2006, Fiona is more on Channel 5 with the 3rd season of Coffee Talk & Hawker Woks, together with a drama, Maggie & Mee. The only Channel 8 programme she was involved in is An Enchanted Life, in this drama, Fiona is seen being a rebellious younger sister of Yvonne Lim, where she could do anything to get what she want on her hand, this drama became the first and only drama, Fiona being a baddie.

In 2006, Fiona won Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste in Star Awards 2006 after losing for many years, her popularity was stable throughout the whole votings.

Her winning and appearance in Star Awards 2006 led her the label of 7 Princess being label with Jeanette Aw, Jesseca Liu, Felicia Chin, Rui En, Dawn Yeoh, Joanne Peh. This labels have been existing from 2006 till now, comparation/competition have been made throughout the years.

After winning her long awaited Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste in Star Awards 2006, Fiona was seen in a modern period drama, Happily Ever After, that is the only Channel 8 drama Fiona have in the whole of 2007.

The success of Maggie & Mee in 2006, the sequel was released in 2007, Fiona role in it gotten her a nomination in Asian Television Actress under Best Comedy Performer Actress.

She was also seen in Channel U variety such as Campus Superstar 2, Hey! Gorgeous. However, all these didn’t earn Fiona a winning in Star Awards 2007.

In 2008, Fiona was seen in Channel 8 light-hearted comedy, Just in Singapore. In this series, Fiona played a tomboy/getai singer/pasar malam seller, the response of this show was good, the peak of the viewership even hit 30%, Fiona gotten many positive remarks based on her acting in the show.

After Just in Singapore, Fiona appeared in the big screen, as she starred as the main lead in HK movie, Rule #1.

Next, Fiona was seen in Channel U variety programme, U Are The One, which she host against variety queen, Quan Yifeng and Kym Ng. After that, she was seen in Channel 5 drama, Calefare.

In 2009, Fiona became the queen of the news, as she says no matter how hard she try, people just doesn’t give her the chance, she also say that she lost her passion in acting.

Things got better later, as Fiona receive a role in Channel 8 mega blockbuster, Together and a movie named Dragon Fist.

News spreaded out in July 2009 saying that Fiona have rejected her role in Together, Fiona stayed low profile and have been trying to run away from the media during the period of times.

She was later seen hosting Channel U food travelogue, Singapore Flavours and even being offered a few travelogue programme.

In Dec 2009, Fiona says in 8DAYS & I-Weekly that she would be leaving Singapore and go to HK with her new found boyfriend giving on the emotional support, her boyfriend can give her.

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Throughout these years Fiona being a actress and host, what is your favourite shows of Fiona? Who do you think bland well with Fiona?

PS: We have finally done with the first Celebrities Light, who do you wish to see being featured next and why? πŸ˜€