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Singer-songwriter Maia Estianty says she prefers going to the gym to shopping malls in her spare time.

“When I’m not singing, or recording, or managing the girl band, I usually go to the gym and try to have enough rest because we tend to work overtime in this job,” Maia said.

In addition, she said, she did not like going to the malls, as it would only make her a consumptive person.

“I will go the malls if I really need to buy something there, like buying clothes for my job, or sometimes to hang out with his three sons,” Maia said.

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Bjah, former vocalist of the band The Fly, is facing prison after being named a suspect in a narcotics case.

“He is charged under Article 127 Law. No. 35 on Narcotics, which carries four years’ imprisonment,” said Brig. Gen. Armand Depari of the narcotics crime division of the National Police Criminal Investigation Directorate (Bareskrim).

Bjah, whose real name is Muhammad Hamzah, and his friends were arrested by the police on Wednesday night at a nightclub in the Harmoni area, Central Jakarta.

The police are currently investigating the case to determine whether to treat the suspects as alleged users or distributors.

“We haven’t decided yet, it is still being investigated, but we are detaining the suspects for now,” he said.


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Vocal group B3, formerly known as AB Three, will hold a concert at Teater Jakarta in Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) in Central Jakarta on Nov. 3 to mark their 20th anniversary.

“The concert is to mark their 20-year journey in Indonesia’s music industry,” Baldy Mulya Putra, the concert’s producer, said.

Baldy said noted local composer Andy Rianto would be involved in the concert.

He said the group — consisting of Riafinola Ifani Sari (Nola), Widi Mulia and Cynthia Lamusu — would start rehearsals in July.

“The concept for the concert is 75 percent complete. Next, we will start vocals and choreography rehearsals,” he said, adding they had prepared a grand concept for the concert.


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Girlband Cherrybelle has started to scale down its performing schedule before the start of the Muslim fasting month.

“Not really limiting our schedule, but it’s just not like our usual busy schedule,” said one of the members, Cherly.

Cherly said that during the fasting month, the nine-girl band, famous for its song “Love Is You” would focus on activities that did not require much energy.

“According to the schedule that we have received, the upcoming activities are not too heavy,” Cherly said.

“Annisa [another member] is fasting, so we have to be tolerant,” Christy said.

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Designer and comedian Robby Tumewu has been hospitalized at the Pondok Indah Hospital in South Jakarta after having a stroke.

“Since he was brought here on Thursday, he has been unconscious,” Robby’s nephew, Andre, said as quoted by

Robby, the star of the Lenong Rumpi comedy show, underwent brain surgery a week before he was hospitalized.

“Om Robby underwent surgery because of a brain hemorrhage. The doctor said he would be in a critical period for a week, but even before a week had passed, he has suffered another attack,” Andre said.

Robby suffered similar stroke attack two years ago.


Police say that they are revising their naming actor Ari Wibowo a suspect in the accident that led to the death of an 80-year-old street cleaner in Kebayoran Baru on Wednesday night.

“We’ll investigate further. Mas Ari is not a suspect,” Jakarta Police law enforcement section chief Adj. Sr. Cmr. Hindarsono said at police headquarters on Thursday.

Ari was likely not at fault at the accident based on the initial investigation (TKP), according to the police.

“It’s still under investigation. We already have the evidence. Mas Ari is like a victim. We will investigate further,” Hindarsono said.

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Actress and former None Jakarta Maudy Koesnaedi says she is influenced by her surrounding to speak Javanese during the filming of her latest movie, Soekarno.

“Because everyone speaks Javanese here, so I automatically speak Javanese, too. But I’m actually a Sundanese,” she said.

As the filming process of Soekarno takes place in Yogyakarta, Semarang and Ambarawa in Central Java, many crews speak Javanese on the set.

In the movie, Maudy will play as Inggit, the second wife of Indonesia’s first president Soekarno.

“But lucky me, I can still speak Sundanese with crews who are Sundanese people,” she said.

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