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Insider Roundup: Song-Song Wedding & More

Entertainment fix, satisfied!

November proves to be one exciting month even with just a week in! From our favourite East and West celeb couples, new exciting fashion releases and exits, here are the scoops to satisfy your entertainment news fix just in time for the weekend. 

Song-Song couple wedding

While some people are busy fussing over Halloween, K-fans all over the globe can't keep their eyes off social media for updates on the star-studded wedding of reel-to-real dream couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo from the hit drama Descendants Of The Sun

Early of October 31st, paparazzi photos spread like wildfire on the internet as the couple and their K-star friends arrived at the venue, but under 24 hours after the ceremony, official wedding photos were released by both the bride and groom's talent agency, causing the fans to cheer and gush.  

All the best wishes to the lovely couple!

SK-II Change Destiny Pop-Up

From 1 November 2017 to 2 January 2018, you can find SK-II's Change Destiny Pop-up store outside Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road.

This experiential pop-up  houses three immersive light and sound installations on the first level, where visitors are taken on a sensorial journey: step into a world of wonder as you come face to face with a two-storey high Waterfall LED wall that also reveals the SK-II campaign message “Change is in all of us”; discover more about the Power of Pitera™, which is an exhibit dedicated to SK-II’s signature ingredient and the secret to crystal clear skin; and lastly enjoy the limited edition display of the brand's iconic Facial Treatment Essence undergoing a dramatic makeover with a refreshingly vibrant design this season.

But that's not all! On level 2, there will also be complimentary services and refreshments for the visitors to enjoy. The pop-up is open to the public and is free to access. 

Abelena is over because Jelena is back?

Rumours about The Weekend (Abel Tesfaye) and Selena Gomez's break up started to blow up after a series of Instagram unfollows, sneaky Snapchat photos by fans, and Justin Bieber written all over the situation made rounds on the interweb in a span of 48 hours. 

It all started when fans spotted Selena and Justin having breakfast together after attending church service, which escalated from blurry Snapchat photos to HD paparazzi ones, making Jelena shippers hope for a rekindling romance.

Since then, The Weekend has unfollowed some of Selena's closest family members, friends, and even Abelena fan accounts, all similar to the time he broke up with then-girlfriend Bella Hadid. Soon after, news of the break up has been in several news outlets, but neither Abel nor Selena confirmed or denied it. 

As of 2nd November, Justin and Selena were spotted being more cuddly with each other, with Selena even sporting Justin's jersey after a hockey game, suggesting that the two are already back together. 

Scalp botox

Have you ever woken up a couple of minutes early to blowout your hair to give it that nice volume and body, only to be ruined with frizz due to inevitable sweating? Well, don't fret because apparently, getting botox on your scalp is the solution! 

You read it right! This method is now being used to help stop your scalp from sweating by controlling the on-off switch of your scalp's sweat glands, helping keep your blowout stay in place longer. It can also be a remedy to help stop excessive sweating the drips from your scalp to your face during a hot day or during a gym session — the question is, are you willing to try it?

Pharell x Chanel x adidas

On the lookout for new kicks this month? Well, it's time for your 'Happy' dance because Pharell is in for another collaboration with adidas with this Chanel-inspired Hu NMD Trail as part of Chanel's month-long collette takeover. It's still not clear whether the announced 21 November release is international or just the U.S., but hey, it's a collab worth the wait, don't you think? 

Beyonce goes Disney

Beyonce joins cast of Disney's remake of The Lion King as Nala, Simba's feisty childhood friend and eventually his love interest. She, along with Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones — who voiced Mufasa in the original 1994 film as well as in this adaptation — are just some of the few big names included in the production, which will officially be released in the theatres in July of 2019.

Christopher Bailey exits Burberry

After 17 years with the brand as its former creative director then CEO, Bailey bows out of Burberry, and is expected completely cut ties with the brand by the end of 2018. Due to several investor conflicts and other impending issues, Burberry stated that Bailey would step down by March of next year to take new creative venutures and to be replaced by luxury goods veteran Marco Gobbetti.

Triple H Fun Agency on E!

With the success of various K-pop groups internationally, didn't it ever pique your curiosity as to how much work goes into having them debut? There's no immediate ticket to stardom and it's what E! Asia's new reality series is about. 

Triple H Agency follows the newly formed K-pop group – Triple H – consisting of Cube Entertainment's megastar artist HyunA (Wonder Girls and 4Minute), and Hui and E'Dawn (Pentagon) in their quest to launch a new, hit album. HyunA is building on her previous successful album launches, but will rookie band members Hui and E’Dawn be able to bring their A-game to the group? 

Make sure you stay tuned to all twelve episodes, made available first on E! Zone to StarHub Go subscribers in Singapore from Wednesday, 22 November and premiering on the E! Asia linear channel (Starhub Ch 441 and Singtel Ch 328) on Saturday, 25 November at 10:30PM with weekly episodes to find out.

Nam Joo Hyuk for Penshoppe

Whether it's from the East or the West, Penshoppe has never failed to get some of the hottest stars and personalities on board their brand. From Gigi and Bella Hadid to Mario Maurer and Sandara Park, Weightlifting Fairy and Bride Of The Water God's  Nam Joo Hyuk is the brand's newest endorser.  From athleisure to casual wear, we can't wait to see the clothes the K-drama actor and model is sporting on the store's shelves asap!

(Cover photo from Blossom Entertainment and UAA)

News from earlier this week rounded up here!