Tolak tepi gosip dengan Hady

30 Jan

PELAKON serta pengacara rancangan MTV Jus, Fazura, lebih selesa membiarkan pihak media mahupun peminat membuat andaian mereka sendiri ketika ditanya mengenai gosip hubungan beliau bersama pemenang Singapore Idol, Hady Mirza.

Sebelum ini, ada peminat Fazura mendakwa pernah melihat Hady Mirza menghantar Fazura di Lapangan Terbang Changi.

Ketika dihubungi minggu lepas untuk mendapatkan kepastian daripada mulut Fazura sendiri, Fazura hanya mampu menjawab: ‘Saya tidak akan kata ya atau tidak mengenai gosip itu.’

Meskipun gadis tersebut cuba mengelak ketika diasak pertanyaan mengenai gosip tersebut, beliau sempat memberitahu Freda:

‘Biarlah kisah peribadi saya menjadi rahsia saya Freda. Inilah yang tak dapat saya kongsi bersama dengan orang lain.’

Fazura yang turut terlibat untuk musim kedua drama bersiri Gol & Gincu terbitan Red Communications ini telah pun tamat menjalani penggambaran drama-drama berjudul Datin Diari dan Kasih Suci, baru-baru ini.

Freda: Dengar-dengar Fazura berusaha merealisasikan impiannya menjadi penyanyi juga seperti rakan baiknya, pengacara Cheryl Samad.


‘They’re madly in love

6 Jan

Hady Mirza and M’sian actress-host said to be an item. Source says:
‘They’re madly in love
By Jeanmarie Tan

January 06, 2007

A SPECIAL someone has given Hady Mirza his wings.

The 26-year-old Singapore Idol 2 winner, who has consistently stressed that he’s unattached to concentrate on his career, reportedly has a new woman in his life.

She is none other than Malaysian actress-host Nur Fazura Sharifuddin, 23. Three separate sources confirmed to The New Paper that the two are dating.

According to them, Hady and Fazura met at the MTV Hip Hop Party at the Ministry Of Sound club on 30 Nov and exchanged numbers.

One source said: ‘He’s very much into her. They are madly in love and they talk practically every day on the phone.’

Since then, the couple have been seen around town together. Hady was even spotted sending her off at the airport two weeks ago, wearing a ski cap in a vain attempt to prevent detection.

Fazura commutes regularly between Kuala Lumpur, where she’s based, and Singapore, where she films her show MTV Jus.

The up-and-coming starlet, who won the Most Promising Actress Award at last year’s 17th Malaysia Film Festival, shot to fame in the 2005 football film Gol & Gincu, and can be seen on its TV sitcom spin-off of the same name now airing on Suria.

Hady recently ended his two-year relationship with ex-girlfriend Nur Farhana, a 2003 The New Paper New Face finalist, to pursue Fazura.

Now, things between the former lovers are ‘not on a very comfortable level’, said the 22-year-old model.

Farhana told The New Paper: ‘Our relationship was still going well, but he changed after Idol. Somebody saw (Hady and Fazura) together and told me about it, and I’ve heard things in the industry.

‘But I’m not sure if he would find someone else that soon, because he’s at the peak of his career. But if they’re really dating, then good for them.’

However, the rumoured lovebirds are keeping their lips sealed.

An MTV Asia spokesman said that Fazura is ‘currently travelling’, but she managed to reply via SMS: ‘While I am pretty open about my life and work, I really hope to keep my personal life private. I would rather not comment on speculations…’

When contacted, Hady claimed he heard ‘the same rumour going around’, but would only confirm that they ‘met through friends’ at the MTV Hip Hop party and ‘that’s about it’.

On Fazura, he said coolly: ‘She’s not bad. She’s not based here, so I don’t really see her.’

On the possibility of them being an item, he replied: ‘I’m not sure… I haven’t thought about that.’

Hady declined to comment on his break-up with Farhana because ‘it’s a bit too personal’.

But he insisted that ‘relationships are too far off at the moment’ because he’s too busy focusing on the repackaging of his self-titled debut album, which will be in stores at the end of the month.

100PLUS team is futsal champ

25 Jul

CAN any of the ever-so glamorous-looking cast members of Gol & Gincu play futsal? Or is it just make-believe TV, with fantastic acting and great camera angles to disguise any shortfalls in sporting talent?

These were the questions the cast of Gol & Gincu, the TV series
currently aired on 8TV, aimed to settle in the absence of any special effects video cameras and make-up kits on demand as they got all-geared up for some real-life futsal challenges during the one-day fun-filled tournament recently.

In pursuit of futsal glory, the Gol & Gincu cast were ready to stand
tall against other teams including 8Team (which consists of 8TV
personalities), EMI, Hot.FM 1, Hot.FM 2 and 100PLUS.

The G&G (Gol & Gincu) team were also prepared to rein in strong competition from players such as 8TV’s chief executive officer Ahmad Izham Omar, the ‘‘no-nonsense’ Paul Moss of One In A Million Show, Hot.Fm deejays Aleya, Fara Fauzana and Faizal and other celebrities who have
also signed up for the tournament.

G&G series’ executive producer Lina Tan said: “How could we say no to the chance of spurring our great supporters and sponsors to greater heights at futsal?

“We are all-geared up for a great time and hope that this will also entice fans and viewers to take up futsal as one of their favourite activities,” she declared.

Tapping into the height of the World Cup football fever, the event also aimed at bringing loyal fans of the show closer to its cast, crew and friends.

Apart from being able to catch their favourite actors displaying their futsal skills on the field, there was an opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with them during the rare occasion.

Ahmad Izham cheekily said: “Being such good sports, it does not matter which of our teams win or lose. Although I am confident the 8TV team will be in the finals.

“What’s important is for everyone to have fun and continue supporting this series. We are having a great season so far and I am looking forward to what’s in store for this production,” he added.

The 100PLUS team emerged as champion while the EMI team was first runner-up and Hot.FM, second runner-up.

There were also other awards; the Hottest player — Vince (male) and Fazura (female), the Most Outstanding Player: from 100PLUS team 2, The Most Energetic Player — Radhi OAG and the Most Stylish Player: Faizal, Hot.FM deejay.


The Gol & Gincu TV series is a collaborative creation between Tan, scriptwriter Rafidah Abdullah, film director Bernard Chauly and is a production of Red Communications.

It boasts stars such as Nur Fazura, Mohd Pierre Andre, Sazzy Falak, Rafidah Abdullah and other familiar faces seen from the 2005’s successful movie.

Apart from new character Ayu, the TV series also features another new character, Haikal (played by Razif Hashim Natt) and celebrity guest stars including Que Haidar, Jit Murad, Vanidah Imran and Elaine Daly.

Only eight more episodes remain before Gol & Gincu, the TV series wrap up its debut TV season on Aug 27.

The upcoming episodes will treat viewers to more drama and comedy as the sweet, free-spirited Putri continues on her life’s journey with her family, friends and even foes.

Cover Story: The world according to Ashraf

22 Jul

-by Terrina Hussein –

Ashraf Sinclair shares his views on life, love and little green men.

How do you combine a love of acting, image consulting and environmental awareness? According to Ashraf Sinclair, however you chose to do it, do it with style.

The handsome and (if you’re lucky), cheeky actor/host/ex-model environmentalist is all about living life to it’s fullest.

And, as is too often ignored in the entertainment industry, he balances the glitz and glam of the limelight with the integrity of defending and protecting our environment.

Sure, he’s the current co-host of the music show Beat TV. Naturally, he’s been chosen as the new host of Mentor Season 2. And of course, he’s the absolute epitome of eye candy in 8TV’s new series, Gol & Gincu.

But, he’s also about to embark on an even bigger task, as the emcee of the TUNZA International Children’s Conference on the Environment, to be held in Putrajaya at the end of August.

There, Ashraf will leave the big stage and bright lights of the media world and take up his position as emcee of an event that plays host to 250 young environmental activists from over 60 nations.

“TUNZA ICCE is a chance for these kids to discuss environmental problems and come up with solutions together,” Ashraf explained, with a different kind of gleam in his eye.

“The Agenda of Rio De Janeiro states that all world leaders must listen and pay heed to the children of their countries, because it’s them who inherit the earth,” he said.

“That’s why these discussions and forums are so important, plus I’ll also be in charge of making sure that the participants from all over the world have fun while they’re in Malaysia … I’ll be their comic relief!”

Ashraf’s duties will include coming up with games and more discussions for the 250 participants (all of whom are between 14 to 17 years old), and also to be the mediator between them and the adult organisers.

Which proves there’s still a lot of ‘kid’ left in Ashraf too.

“Myself, as well as a few others have been charged with being the big brothers and sisters of the participants while they’re staying here. We have to keep things energetic and lively for them at all times, and ensure that there’s no down time for them, that shouldn’t be hard to do. I’m really looking forward to it!”

If his current hosting skills are anything to go by, these kids are in for a real treat.

Buzz caught up with Ashraf recently to get the low down on his high on life:

If I was Prime Minister of Malaysia for a day, I’d …

I would ask my secretary to call all the other Prime Ministers around the world and find out who’s free for coffee, and I’d make an impromptu, spontaneous visit to the ones that weren’t too busy. And I’d ask them what it was like to be them, what it was like when they were a child, and growing up. I’d have a conversation with all these world leaders about what moulded them into who they are today, which I think is something they’d never speak about.

Your biggest fantasy girl is …

Siti Nurhaliza.

Your worst nightmare girl is …

Siti Nurhaliza! No, my worst nightmare is leaving [this world] without leaving anything behind.

Your perfect date would be …

Siti Nurhaliza! Okay, okay. It would be anonymous without knowing where we’re both from, or who we both are and spontaneous, without any labels or social expectations placed on us.

Boxers or briefs?

Boxers! Sometimes plastic bags.

What is your dream Hollywood role?

Brad Pitt in Fight Club.

If I could change one thing about the way I look it would be …

I want to be six feet, bold head, African American … I want to be Michael Jordan! I’m into basketball, I’m into Futsal, I’m into competitive sports. But, if I just become Michael Jordan, would I inherit his skills too? It’s his skills I want.

What is your worst personal trait?

I’m a perfectionist.

What does the world need more of?

Gravity! The world doesn’t need more of anything. If I have to chose something, I think it needs more books, and more people who actually read books.

You’re going to rock Mentor because …

I’m going to bring everything I have to the show, all that I am. I’m not just going to host, but I’m going to be there, in the present, to connect the viewers at home with the energy in the studio. It’s a live show, and I’m going to make it feel like a live show.

You were voted Cleo’s 2006 Bachelor with the Coolest Character … what’s so cool about your character then?

I don’t know. Maybe it was my Batman impersonation. I had to get on stage and do a whole Batman monologue. I guess it worked. It’s nice to have walked away with a consolation award.

Which is better, acting or hosting?

Acting is harder, and I feel like I’m not up to par just yet with the standards I’d like to achieve. I’d have to say I like acting more, because it’s a challenge. But hosting is great too, because I get to be completely present in that moment, it’s just me being me.

What would you do with RM1 million?

I would invest some in a trust fund, give 10 percent to charity, and I’d go completely crazy with the rest. I’d spend it on clothes, travelling and would go anywhere I wanted to, eat, sleep, and tip everyone who gave me a service … any service. I’d live doing everything spontaneously. When it’s over, I’ll just go back to work.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve done to impress a girl?

The strangest thing I’ve ever done is attempted an eight-month long distance relationship that spanned Thailand, Malaysia, Sweden and London. It was a mutual understanding that we break up. I believe you can’t be committed to a relationship like that if you’re both just seeing how it goes. In order for a relationship like that to work you have to both be aiming at something like marriage.

What’s the strangest thing a girl’s done to impress you?

She was the female version of a player … a playette. She didn’t play me, but I was seriously impressed with how nonchalant and unemotional she was towards me. I was thinking that I need to have that! So I played the game back, as you should, only if you’re in that situation. And the psychological warfare was … well, let’s just say it was an intense trip.

But it didn’t last?

I don’t know … [smiling coyly].

Most bizarre experience with a fan?

A fan once kidnapped my mobile phone. I even received a ransom demand! [laughs]

Life is beautiful because …

Life is beautiful because everything works. You can live life in any way you want. You can challenge life and, most importantly, you can always have choices – that’s the key. You always have a choice.


His cheeky side…

by Zuhaila Akmar Mohd Sedek

Being eye candy doesn’t seem to bother this stud.

Have you ever met a guy who admitted he has a feminine side? Ashraf Sinclair has absolutely no problem embracing that other side.

“I’ve always been in touch with both my masculine and feminine side, in fact everyone should. In Gol and Gincu, it stresses a lot on issues of women’s rights and I am honoured to be able to apply my feminine side in this show. The dynamics of being able to know when to flip to the side needed is a great thing,” Ashraf said.

In the movie version of Gol and Gincu he plays the childish Eddy who dumps his girlfriend for another girl. His role has evolved into a whole different Eddy in the series version.

“Eddy has actually grown up in the series. He realises that he has made a mistake dumping Putri [played by Nur Fazura] for another girl. His personality has changed tremendously in the series.”

Even though he doesn’t have an issue with his feminine side, make no mistake, Ashraf is every bit a man’s man.

“I had a crush on Ezlynn the first time I met her and I have no problem at all working with her!” Ashraf smiled cheekily.

Plus, his crush on Ezlynn will boost the chemistry between the two co-hosts.

“Seeing the talented contestants we have this year, I’m so excited to be a part of the outcome of this show. And with it being a live show, it allows me to actually feel the constant adrenaline rush of it.”

*Catch Mentor Season 2 live concert on TV3, every Sunday, at 9pm

Lim Kok Wing University College of Technology

20 Jul



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Gol & Gincu The Series “Jerangkung Dalam Almari”

9 Jul

The college is a buzz with gossip about Shasha and Zie’s unnatural relationship spread by an anonymous gossip monger. This causes Shasha to be kicked out of her own futsal team Ballbusters. Things get out of hand when Haikal abuses Zie because of the gossip. Meantime, Marwan worms his way into Aina’s home and Aina resorts to desperate measures to get rid of him. Finally Reza’s past catches up with him and he is forced to unveil a shocking secret about himself to Putri.

Cast: Nur Fazura, Ashraf Sinclair, Sazzy Falak, Mohd Piere Andre

Fazura-Fasha ‘Ratu Kampung’

4 Jul

04-07-2006 02:15:22 PM
Radin Sri Ghazali

Fazura dan Fasha kini bersetuju untuk menyertai ‘Ratu Kampung’
(The Star)

Ratu Kampung adalah satu judul yang unik bagi sebuah filem Melayu. Menurut penerbit eksekutif Yong Rahimah atau lebih mesra sebagai Kak Yong, beliau tidak gusar menamakan filem pertama syarikat D’Julang Pictures sebagai ‘Ratu Kampung’.

“Unik, kan? Belum ada filem di Malaysia yang menggunakan judul ini. Malah, ianya merupakan satu kisah benar mengenai sesetengah golongan wanita di dalam masyarakat kita,” kata Kak Yong yang pernah melibatkan diri dalam pembikinan filem box-office seperti ‘Selubung’ dan ‘Mira Edora’.

Skrip Ratu Kampung yang ditulis dan akan diterbitkan oleh pelakon Ridani Abdul Ghani mengisahkan tiga orang rakan karib iaitu Joyah, Timah dan Kiah yang mengambil keputusan untuk berhijrah ke bandar demi mengejar cita-cita mereka untuk menjadi artis popular.

Setelah bermastautin di bandar, ketiga-tiga sahabat tersebut terpaksa mengharungi pelbagai onak duri di dalam dunia seni yang penuh glamor dan cabaran dan mereka juga dapat menyelami erti sebenar sebuah cinta.

“Kisah ini memang pernah terjadi di kalangan wanita di mana ada yang sanggup berhijrah ke Kuala Lumpur untuk menjadi artis.

Malah, ada juga sesetengah artis menggunakan teman lelaki mereka yang kaya raya untuk menaja produksi drama mereka,” ujar Kak Yong mengenai realiti kehidupan yang ingin dipaparkan didalam filem yang akan menelan belanja sebanyak RM1.5 juta itu.

Filem yang bakal memulakan penggambaran pada bulan Oktober ini di Pahang akan membariskan pelakon popular tanahair seperti Fasha Sandra, Nur Fazura, Hairie Othman dan Saiful Apek.

“Kami masih menunggu keputusan daripada Rita Rudaini untuk memainkan watak Timah. Manakala Fazura dan Fasha sudah pun bersetuju untuk memegang watak Joyah dan Kiah,” jelas Kak Yong lagi.

Afdlin Shauki pula diberi mandat untuk mengarah filem yang berunsur komedi dan cinta itu.

“Kami akan membuat sesi brainstorming bersamanya sejurus selepas pembikinan Sumo-Lah,” jelas Kak Yong mengenai pembabitan pengarah kreatif Afdlin Shauki.

Tidak gusar dengan kehadiran barisan pelakon yang ‘bermasalah’

Bagi Kak Yong, tindakan mengambil pelakon seperti Fasha Sandra, Nur Fazura, Hairie Othman serta Saiful Apek yang seringkali menjadi sasaran gosip kerana masalah disiplin, bakal menjadi cabaran bagi pasukan produksinya.

“Saya selalu mendengar gosip dan desas-desus mengenai perangai mereka namun saya tidak menghiraukannya,” ujar penerbit yang berusia 41 tahun itu.

“Saya pernah berkata kepada Hairie yang saya ingin beliau mengubah penampilannya dan Hairie bersetuju,” ujar Kak Yong mengenai pelakon tampan Hairie Othman yang terkenal dengan sikap degilnya kerana enggan mengubah imejnya di lokasi penggambaran.

“Apa-apa pun khabar angin mengenai Apek, dialah salah satu daya penarik untuk menarik penonton ke panggung wayang,” ujar Kak Yong lagi mengenai pelawak tersohor negara yang merupakan salah seorang tunggak lelaki utama dalam filem ‘Ratu Kampung’.

Radja sebagai pelakon

D’Julang Pictures turut menampilkan buat pertama kalinya kumpulan rock popular dari Indonesia, Radja sebagai pelakon.

“Radja tidak membawa watak cameo tetapi adalah antara pelakon utama dalam filem ini,” ujar Kak Yong mengenai salah satu keunikan filem ‘Ratu Kampung’ berbanding dengan filem yang lain.

Pemilihan Radja adalah berdasarkan penggunaan lagu yang dianggap relevan kepada jalan cerita filem ‘Ratu Kampung’ seperti ‘Jujur’ , ‘Cinderella’ dan ‘Takkan Melupakanmu’ yang bakal digunakan sebagai soundtrack kepada filem tersebut.

Malah, Radja akan merakamkan sebuah lagu baru untuk dijadikan tema untuk ‘Ratu Kampung’.

Vokalis utama Radja, Ian akan memegang watak seorang hartawan muda dari Indonesia yang mempunyai konflik kerjaya di antara perniagaan keluarganya dan bidang muzik.

“Semasa konsert Radja di Malaysia baru-baru ini, kami sempat meluangkan masa bersama mereka. Kumpulan Radja sendiri begitu teruja dengan produksi ‘Ratu Kampung’ dan tidak sabar untuk memulakan penggambaran,” jelas Kak Yong.

Malah, Kak Yong turut mengakui bahawa penampilan kumpulan tersebut diharap dapat membantu ‘Ratu Kampung’ menembusi pasaran filem Indonesia.

‘Ratu Kampung’ juga akan menampilkan beberapa nama besar dalam industri hiburan tanahair sebagai artis undangan seperti Aziz Sattar, Datuk Rahim Razali, Yusni Jaafar, Zahida Rafiq dan ramai lagi.