Umesh Bhagchandani

Umesh Bhagchandani

Umesh Bhagchandani is a lifestyle and entertainment journalist from Jakarta, where he spent the better part of his life writing for Indonesia Tatler. Currently, he still writes film reviews on his blog (meshthemoviefreak) and is developing Jakarta Veg Bible along the way.

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Bling Empire 2’s shock showdown: Anna Shay vs Christine Chiu compared, from their net worths and designer wardrobes, to their multimillion-dollar LA mansions – which Netflix diva reigns supreme?

As the frenemy feud continues, we take a look at the two stars and how they compare in fashion, net worth, property and philanthropy

As the frenemy feud continues, we take a look at the two stars and how they compare in fashion, net worth, property and philanthropy

23 May 2022 - 7:00PM
Meet Camille Vasquez, Johnny Depp’s feisty lawyer: the legal mastermind is a fan favourite after her Amber Heard ‘objection’ video went viral – but is she really dating her famous client?

She captured the internet’s attention with her questions to Amber Heard and challenges to Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, while the paparazzi are obsessing over her closeness to Depp …

She captured the internet’s attention with her questions to Amber Heard and challenges to Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, while the paparazzi are obsessing over her closeness to Depp …

20 May 2022 - 6:00PM
Inside Jennifer Aniston’s luxury car collection: the Friends star owns Range Rovers, an Audi, Porsche, Bentley – and a Toyota Prius recommended by Leonardo DiCaprio?

As one of the highest-paid actresses of all time, Aniston’s spends a lot of her fortune on cars – here’s a glimpse of her collection, from Porsches to Range Rovers

As one of the highest-paid actresses of all time, Aniston’s spends a lot of her fortune on cars – here’s a glimpse of her collection, from Porsches to Range Rovers

20 May 2022 - 1:00AM
5 ways Benedict Cumberbatch is a real life superhero: the Doctor Strange star took in Ukrainian refugees, saved a Deliveroo rider from getting mugged and stands up for LGBT rights

The Sherlock star made headlines in 2018 when he saved a Deliveroo driver from being mugged near London’s Baker Street – and even did the Ice Bucket Challenge six times to raise money

The Sherlock star made headlines in 2018 when he saved a Deliveroo driver from being mugged near London’s Baker Street – and even did the Ice Bucket Challenge six times to raise money

19 May 2022 - 3:00AM
Where is Dr Donald Cline from Netflix’s Our Father now? In his 80s, he’s still alive and lives in Indiana where he inseminated female patients – but he still hasn’t confessed to a motive

Netflix’s new documentary exposes the shocking plot that Dr Donald Cline implemented in the late 70s and 80s – but where is he now?

Netflix’s new documentary exposes the shocking plot that Dr Donald Cline implemented in the late 70s and 80s – but where is he now?

17 May 2022 - 12:10AM
Meet Yeo Yann Yann, Amazon Prime’s Modern Love Mumbai star – the Malaysian-Singaporean actress is married to a Hong Kong action choreographer and will appear in Netflix’s Havoc with Tom Hardy

From her theatre background to starring in productions by Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and more, here’s everything you need to know about the Singaporean-Malaysian actress

From her theatre background to starring in productions by Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and more, here’s everything you need to know about the Singaporean-Malaysian actress

13 May 2022 - 12:44PM
Is Lesserafim K-pop’s most controversial band? 5 scandals revealed, from Kim Garam’s bullying accusation to Source Music’s alleged lack of support for Gfriend

Lesserafim debuted officially on May 2 with its music video Fearless – but Hybe’s girl group has already faced controversies

Lesserafim debuted officially on May 2 with its music video Fearless – but Hybe’s girl group has already faced controversies

16 May 2022 - 12:11PM
Meet Kourtney Kardashian’s soon-to-be stepchild, Alabama – Travis Barker’s teen daughter is a reality TV star with a million Instagram followers who works with fashion brand PrettyLittleThing

From her close relationship with the Kardashian-Disick clan to her budding social media career, here’s everything you need to know about Alabama, daughter of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker

From her close relationship with the Kardashian-Disick clan to her budding social media career, here’s everything you need to know about Alabama, daughter of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker

8 May 2022 - 4:21AM
5 male celebrity best friend pairs you didn’t know, from Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly, and Andrew Garfield and Jamie Dornan, to Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

These actors have seen each other through thick and thin, from the early days of their careers to memorable red carpet moments

These actors have seen each other through thick and thin, from the early days of their careers to memorable red carpet moments

12 Apr 2022 - 10:00PM
Meet Lee Yo-won, star of Netflix’s Green Mothers’ Club with Choo Ja-hyun: she’s acted opposite Bae Doona and appeared in K-pop music videos, but rose to global stardom in period K-dramas

How much do you know about 42-year-old Lee Yo-won, the lead actress in Netflix’s new K-drama series, Green Mothers’ Club?

How much do you know about 42-year-old Lee Yo-won, the lead actress in Netflix’s new K-drama series, Green Mothers’ Club?

11 Apr 2022 - 12:06PM
Is Baahubali star Rana Daggubati an investment king? His metaverse venture Ikonz just got funding from Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates and he has an impressive business and real estate portfolio too …

Ambitious producer-actor-entrepreneur Rana Daggubati has amassed millions thanks to his savvy projects and investments, and is now reaping the rewards with his new wife Miheeka Bajaj

Ambitious producer-actor-entrepreneur Rana Daggubati has amassed millions thanks to his savvy projects and investments, and is now reaping the rewards with his new wife Miheeka Bajaj

10 Apr 2022 - 8:00AM
Bruce Willis’ most iconic acting roles: from era-defining movies Pulp Fiction and Die Hard, to his breakout comedy role in Moonlighting and even guest-starring in Friends

From era-defining movies Pulp Fiction and Die Hard, to his breakout comedy role in Moonlighting and even guest-starring in Friends, we celebrate the surprising versatility of Bruce Willis’ momentous screen career

From era-defining movies Pulp Fiction and Die Hard, to his breakout comedy role in Moonlighting and even guest-starring in Friends, we celebrate the surprising versatility of Bruce Willis’ momentous screen career

6 Apr 2022 - 6:00AM
What really happened to Gerald Cotten? Netflix’s new true crime documentary, Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, looks at the millionaire’s mysterious death

From living a lavish lifestyle with a yacht and a private jet to his mysterious death and reportedly stealing millions, Netflix’s new documentary investigates the truth behind Gerry Cotten

From living a lavish lifestyle with a yacht and a private jet to his mysterious death and reportedly stealing millions, Netflix’s new documentary investigates the truth behind Gerry Cotten

1 Apr 2022 - 11:00PM
Inside the crazy rich life of Aaron Kwok’s wife, Moka Fang: the Canto-pop star showers the former model with luxury gifts and she loves Chanel, Dior and lavish dinner parties

Meet the lucky Mrs Aaron Kwok and former model who enjoys a lavish lifestyle with her Canto-pop star husband and two adorable daughters

Meet the lucky Mrs Aaron Kwok and former model who enjoys a lavish lifestyle with her Canto-pop star husband and two adorable daughters

31 Mar 2022 - 12:00PM
Meet Simone Ashley, newest cast member of Netflix’s Bridgerton Season 2: the Tamilian-British actress turned down Bollywood, got her breakout role in Sex Education, and loves Fleetwood Mac

Meet the newest addition to the hit period drama: the Tamilian-British bombshell who plays Kate Sharma, starred in Sex Education, and turned down Bollywood for ‘unexpected roles’

Meet the newest addition to the hit period drama: the Tamilian-British bombshell who plays Kate Sharma, starred in Sex Education, and turned down Bollywood for ‘unexpected roles’

28 Mar 2022 - 12:01PM
Inside Jason Momoa and Lenny Kravitz’s unlikely bromance: the friends were both married to Lisa Bonet, Zoë Kravitz calls Momoa ‘papa bear’ and they even share matching rings

Could you be besties with your ex’s ex? That’s the norm for Jason Momoa and Lenny Kravitz, who have shared over a decade of friendship

Could you be besties with your ex’s ex? That’s the norm for Jason Momoa and Lenny Kravitz, who have shared over a decade of friendship

25 Mar 2022 - 12:10AM
Who is Soundtrack #1’s Park Hyung-sik? The ZE:A K-pop idol will appear on the Disney+ series alongside Kim Hee-won and is pals with BTS’ V and Park Seo-joon

Park has risen through the ranks as an actor, starring in a new Disney+ show – but he’s also talented in theatre and singing

Park has risen through the ranks as an actor, starring in a new Disney+ show – but he’s also talented in theatre and singing

10 May 2022 - 4:02PM
Meet Tom Hiddleston’s new fiancé, Zawe Ashton: she sported a dazzling ring before the 2022 BAFTAs and will make her Marvel debut in The Marvels alongside Brie Larson

The British multi-hyphenate sported a dazzling ring before the 2022 BAFTAs and will make her Marvel debut in The Marvels alongside Brie Larson

The British multi-hyphenate sported a dazzling ring before the 2022 BAFTAs and will make her Marvel debut in The Marvels alongside Brie Larson

22 Mar 2022 - 7:00PM
Meet model-turned-crypto entrepreneur Lauren Remington Platt: she founded on-demand beauty service Vensette, worked with Gucci and Cartier, and has now joined FTX

The model-turned-beauty-entrepreneur made millions with her brand Vensette – and her latest venture is cryptocurrency with FTX

The model-turned-beauty-entrepreneur made millions with her brand Vensette – and her latest venture is cryptocurrency with FTX

21 Mar 2022 - 6:00PM
Meet French model Thylane Blondeau, ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’ at age six: now 20 years old, she’s worked with Zendaya for Dolce & Gabbana and is pals with Brooklyn Beckham

She was recruited by Jean Paul Gaultier at age three and did her first runway show a year later – now 20 years old, she’s worked with Zendaya for Dolce & Gabbana and is pals with Brooklyn Beckham

She was recruited by Jean Paul Gaultier at age three and did her first runway show a year later – now 20 years old, she’s worked with Zendaya for Dolce & Gabbana and is pals with Brooklyn Beckham

13 Apr 2022 - 2:37PM
Meet Hrithik Roshan’s new girlfriend, Saba Azad – the Bollywood star and niece of Indian theatre legend Safdar Hashmi, who Roshan can’t stop showing love to on Instagram

Here’s what you need to know about Azad, a Bollywood actress, singer, dancer and theatre star who even his ex-wife Sussanne Khan appears to approve of

Here’s what you need to know about Azad, a Bollywood actress, singer, dancer and theatre star who even his ex-wife Sussanne Khan appears to approve of

15 Mar 2022 - 8:00AM
Who is Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian, new owner of LA’s biggest mansion? The fast fashion billionaire works with Kylie Jenner and Cardi B, and just dropped US$141 million on The One

Here’s what you need to know about the fast fashion billionaire, from his celeb collabs with the likes of Cardi B and Kylie Jenner, to how he was first to jump on the social media bandwagon

Here’s what you need to know about the fast fashion billionaire, from his celeb collabs with the likes of Cardi B and Kylie Jenner, to how he was first to jump on the social media bandwagon

14 Mar 2022 - 7:00PM
Which celebrities have the most valuable NFT portfolios? Jay-Z, tennis star Serena Williams, Paris Hilton and Korean actress Yun Songa have all gotten in on the crypto wave …

Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, YouTuber Logan Paul and tennis star Serena Williams have all gotten in on the crypto wave, but who is making the most millions?

Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, YouTuber Logan Paul and tennis star Serena Williams have all gotten in on the crypto wave, but who is making the most millions?

12 Mar 2022 - 1:00AM
Who is trans swimmer Lia Thomas? The LGBT athlete’s records have made her gender a hot topic, with the likes of Michael Phelps and Caitlyn Jenner all weighing in …

The 22-year-old athlete is triumphing in student competitions but is also a hot topic due to her gender, with the likes of Michael Phelps and Caitlyn Jenner all weighing in …

The 22-year-old athlete is triumphing in student competitions but is also a hot topic due to her gender, with the likes of Michael Phelps and Caitlyn Jenner all weighing in …

9 Mar 2022 - 7:00PM
Meet Deng Lun, star of Netflix’s Ashes of Love: the Chinese actor was picked for Gucci’s new global fashion campaign alongside Jared Leto, Miley Cyrus and Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae

How Allen Deng – as he calls himself on Instagram – overcame a modest military family background to become one of China’s top young stars, now tipped for world fame after Milan Fashion Week

How Allen Deng – as he calls himself on Instagram – overcame a modest military family background to become one of China’s top young stars, now tipped for world fame after Milan Fashion Week

3 Mar 2022 - 11:00AM
Who is Russian billionaire Yuri Shefler, who bought Angelina Jolie’s share of Chateau Miraval and upset Brad Pitt? 5 things to know, from his Victoria’s Secret model wife to his drinks empire

A business mogul with a large drinks business, he bought Jolie’s portion of Chateau Miraval to add to his group’s vineyards in Spain and Italy – upsetting Brad Pitt in the process

A business mogul with a large drinks business, he bought Jolie’s portion of Chateau Miraval to add to his group’s vineyards in Spain and Italy – upsetting Brad Pitt in the process

28 Feb 2022 - 6:00AM
5 things to know about Simon Porte Jacquemus: the French fashion designer is an advocate for LGBTQ+ visibility, has a handsome husband, and is loved by Zendaya, Rihanna and Ariana Grande

Here’s what you need to know about Jacquemus, who’s caught worldwide social media attention and drawn a celebrity cult following, with fans from Rihanna to Zendaya

Here’s what you need to know about Jacquemus, who’s caught worldwide social media attention and drawn a celebrity cult following, with fans from Rihanna to Zendaya

25 Feb 2022 - 5:00AM
Inside Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi’s picture-perfect romance: why the Stranger Things star and Bon Jovi’s son might be the hottest teen couple in showbiz right now

The pair recently celebrated Brown’s 18th birthday together – here’s everything you need to know about the showbiz world’s hottest teen power couple

The pair recently celebrated Brown’s 18th birthday together – here’s everything you need to know about the showbiz world’s hottest teen power couple

25 Feb 2022 - 3:00AM
Meet the real Vivian Kent from Inventing Anna: Jessica Pressler is the inspiration behind the Netflix hit and was also responsible for Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers movie

Before the Netflix hit, the real life journalist wrote the article that inspired Jennifer Lopez’ Hustlers and framed her email ‘scolding’ from Shonda Rhimes

Before the Netflix hit, the real life journalist wrote the article that inspired Jennifer Lopez’ Hustlers and framed her email ‘scolding’ from Shonda Rhimes

23 Feb 2022 - 4:42AM
Who is Ahn Hyo-seop, star of Netflix’s A Business Proposal? The Dr Romantic 2 actor was almost a K-pop idol in Got7 and is besties with Hong Kong’s Jackson Wang

He got noticed for last year’s performance in Lovers of the Red Sky and has already been nominated for over 14 different awards – here are six things you need to know about the rising star

He got noticed for last year’s performance in Lovers of the Red Sky and has already been nominated for over 14 different awards – here are six things you need to know about the rising star

21 Feb 2022 - 12:54PM