Jet Li, Paula Abdul, Maggie Cheung to Attend Grand Opening of Universal Studios Singapore

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Grand Opening of Universal Studios Singapore is set to be one of the entertainment highlights of the year, with big names from East and West hitting the shores of Singapore to wow the audiences during the theme parks Grand Opening celebrations on 27 and 28 May 2011.

Leading the outstanding line-up of international celebrities coming together and bringing the silver screen to life with true Hollywood style and glitz are:

Chinese martial artist, film producer, philanthropist and international superstar, Jet Li;
American recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress & television personality, Paula Abdul;
One of Asias most decorated actresses and screen icons, Maggie Cheung;
Singing sensation, Broadway actress and former American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino; and
Asias well-loved TV and film personality, Vicki Zhao Wei.

Legendary for his thrilling action-packed martial arts epics, international film star Jet Li will be immersed in the celebration and excitement of this milestone event. Fans have long admired him for his role in many Chinese and Hollywood action films as well as his social entrepreneurial spirit, having founded One Foundation, which advocates broad-based participation in philanthropy and volunteerism as a way of life.

American recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality, best known for her dance prowess, choreography talent and stint on American Idol Paula Abdul brings her sweet sense of optimism with her to celebrate the Grand Opening. She was most recently announced as the latest judge to join the American version of talent show X Factor which will premiere in September 2011.

Joining her in grand style is singing sensation and former American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino. A true inspiration for her generation, Fantasia became the third American Idol in 2004, with three Grammy nominations in 2006. Most recently, Fantasia played the role of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, for which she won the Theatre World Award in 2007.

Maggie Cheung is one of Asias most renowned versatile action stars, talented comediennes and actresses. Maggie has transcended the Hong Kong film industry to become a vibrant figure in international cinema and film society. The most internationally-awarded Chinese actress in history will grace the Grand Opening evening gala party.

Joining her is one of Chinese cinemas most well-loved personalities, Vicki Zhao Wei, who continues to generate much affection with her versatile portrayal of a myriad of different roles, and the release of four pop albums. Vicki has also been an inspiration for both her fans, and younger actresses with her strong commitment to charity.

Mr. Michael Silver, President of Global Business Development, Universal Parks & Resorts, said, With the Grand Opening filled with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, this event is set to bring guests a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime experience. What excites us is that these superstars bring magic, movies and entertainment to life. And this epitomizes what Universal Studios Singapore is all about.

Set for Saturday, 28 May 2011, the official Grand Opening celebrations will be highlighted by a colourful ceremony at the signature 21-metre tall archway entrance of Universal Studios Singapore, featuring a grand and exuberant character procession of the theme parks world-renowned resident stars.

Universal Studios Singapores Grand Opening activities kick off on the evening of May 27, with the transformation of the parks Hollywood and New York zones into a glamorous Hollywood gala dinner party for 1,600 invited guests. Red-carpet arrivals will include many widely famous East and West superstars and Singapore celebrities strolling down the traditional Hollywood red walkway.

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