Some know Jeremy Chan as a comedian, host and, sometimes, Mr Jesseca Liu. But he wants to make a name for himself as a serious actor. "Previously, I thought I could do only comic roles. But with my role in the drama, My Teacher Is A Thug, I have more confidence to challenge myself with various roles," says Chan, 36. "I want to film more dramas in future." He has been in the news mostly for his romance with Channel 8 leading lady Liu, whom he wed in a beach wedding in Langkawi in July.
Local celebrities' offspring are making a splash in the entertainment scene here, starring in Channel 8 dramas and commercials and getting signed to talent agencies. The second-generation stars are Chantalle Ng, actress Lin Meijiao's daughter; Shalynn Tsai, former actress-host Chen Xiuhuan's daughter; Joel Choo, actor Zhu Houren's son; and Marcus Guo, host Guo Liang's son. Some of them even come in twos.
Actress Jeanette Aw, 38, is leaving her long-time talent agency Hype Records-Artiste Network to be her own agent. Speaking to The Straits Times, she says: "This decision not to renew my contract with Hype and Mediacorp has been a thought I've had for quite some time. I guess at times I feel like I've hit a plateau in my career and I need new challenges. And I believe that when the right moment comes, you will know when it is time to move on."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".