Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

We round up the top celebrity snaps from the past week

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
28 Jul 2017

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

With the International Champions Cup taking place in Singapore and NBA star Jeremy Lin’s charity basketball game in Taiwan happening over the past week, sports icons take centre stage in our latest celebrity social media #roundup, as do babies (newborn, unborn and otherwise), birthdays and star-studded gatherings. Read on for more!

Elvin Ng and Ian Fang rub shoulders with Chelsea FC stars…
Elvin Ng and Ian Fang rub shoulders with Chelsea FC stars…
28 Jul 2017

Elvin Ng and Ian Fang rub shoulders with Chelsea FC stars…

Elvin and Ian became the envy of soccer fans everywhere when they managed to score selfies with the players from Chelsea FC, who were in town for the 2017 International Champions Cup Singapore.

Elvin, whose love for the sport is well-documented, was particularly excited. “Fanboy mode on!!! Omg omg omg!!! Up close and personal with my favourite @chelseafc players today!!! I can't believe it!!! (sic)” he gushed on Instagram. While we’re used to seeing others fangirl/fanboy over Elvin, this is quite an interesting change of scenery.

Photos: Elvin Ng/Instagram, Ian Fang/Instagram

…while Joakim Gomez meets players from FC Bayern
…while Joakim Gomez meets players from FC Bayern
28 Jul 2017

…while Joakim Gomez meets players from FC Bayern

Also lucky enough to have the chance to hang out with football icons was the 987FM DJ, who snapped a pic with James Rodriguez, David Alaba and Thomas Müller of FC Bayern.

Photo: Joakim Gomez/Instagram

Jacelyn Tay’s son serves as the Chelsea FC captain’s player escort
Jacelyn Tay’s son serves as the Chelsea FC captain’s player escort
28 Jul 2017

Jacelyn Tay’s son serves as the Chelsea FC captain’s player escort

However, the experience that truly takes the cake is that of Jacelyn’s little boy Zavier Wong, who served as the proud player escort for Chelsea FC captain Gary Cahill at the July 25 game.

According to Jacelyn’s caption, Zavier told her that he had “always wanted to hold the captain’s hand”, and that after he did so, he reported that Cahill’s hand felt “huge and British”, which translates to “smooth and nice”. Ha! How adorable is that?

The family also got to pose for a photo with the trophy, which Jacelyn said she “didn’t dare” to touch.

Photos: Jacelyn Tay/Facebook

Charlie Goh meets Singapore’s very own football legend
Charlie Goh meets Singapore’s very own football legend
28 Jul 2017

Charlie Goh meets Singapore’s very own football legend

There was some local pride on our feed too! “I finally had a chance to take a picture with the Singapore legend”, Charlie proudly announced on Instagram next to a photo of himself with our very own football icon Fandi Ahmad.

Photo: Charlie Goh/Instagram

Lucky local stars gets Cristiano Ronaldo’s autograph
Lucky local stars gets Cristiano Ronaldo’s autograph
28 Jul 2017

Lucky local stars gets Cristiano Ronaldo’s autograph

Oh, to have friends in all the right places! Chor Meng and Dennis were fortunate enough to get a signed piece of paper (with their names on it, no less) from the famed football star with the help of a friend.

Ronaldo was in town last Friday to visit Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim and his daughter, socialite Kim Lim, who gave birth to a baby boy last week.

Photo: Chew Chor Meng/Instagram, Dennis Chew/Instagram

Celebs get their game on at charity basketball match
Celebs get their game on at charity basketball match
28 Jul 2017

Celebs get their game on at charity basketball match

Loads of Taiwan’s top stars showed up to dribble and dazzle at the Hoops for Hope charity basketball game (which was organised by Taiwanese-American NBA star Jeremy Lin during his visit there), including Vanness Wu, Jay Chou, Godfrey Gao, Blackie Chen and more.

Also, we thought Jeremy would be the tallest of the lot, but it looks like Godfrey still has a few inches on him!

Photo: Vanness Wu/Instagram, Blackie Chen/Instagram, Godfrey Gao/Instagram

Jeremy Lin games with Jay Chou and JJ Lin
Jeremy Lin games with Jay Chou and JJ Lin
28 Jul 2017

Jeremy Lin games with Jay Chou and JJ Lin

Besides organising the star-studded charity match and beating Jam Hsiao’s team in a round of basketball, Jeremy Lin also met up with Jay Chou and JJ Lin (what’s with all the J’s?) for a night of gaming during his visit to Taipei. “I’m very sad because [JJ Lin] bullied Jay Chou and I. He beat us in Dota!” Jeremy lamented on his page. It looks like “#JayJJJLin” still had tons of fun, though!

Photo: Jeremy Lin/Instagram

Darren Wang and Chen Bolin shoot hoops together
Darren Wang and Chen Bolin shoot hoops together
28 Jul 2017

Darren Wang and Chen Bolin shoot hoops together

Is it just us, or did anyone else almost not recognise Bolin with that facial expression, hairstyle and lack of distinct facial fuzz? Still looking good though, boys (even in that picture of you pulling weird faces on Bolin’s feed)!

Photo: Darren Wang/Instagram, Chen Bolin/Instagram

Jessica Jung hangs out with Stephen Curry in Korea
Jessica Jung hangs out with Stephen Curry in Korea
28 Jul 2017

Jessica Jung hangs out with Stephen Curry in Korea

It looks like this was the week of sports superstars taking over various parts of Asia! NBA star Stephen Curry was visiting Seoul for the first time as part of his Asia tour and found time to hang out with former Girls’ Generation member Jessica between games, workshops and a guest appearance on variety show Infinity Challenge.

Photos: Jessica Jung/Instagram

Derrick Hoh catches a game with his dad
Derrick Hoh catches a game with his dad
28 Jul 2017

Derrick Hoh catches a game with his dad

Awww, Derrick definitely deserves an award for being such a filial son. In his caption, he wrote that despite being a Liverpool fan, he bought tickets to the International Champions Cup because he knew that his father would be interested in the line-up. He then called this his “precious selfie of the year” and that it was the “best decision I made this month” (besides the release of his new single, of course).

Photo: Derrick Hoh/Instagram

Aden Chen: a star behind and in front of the lens
Aden Chen: a star behind and in front of the lens
28 Jul 2017

Aden Chen: a star behind and in front of the lens

Could Kate Pang and Andie Chen’s son be shaping up to be the next big celebrity photographer? Although it looks like he’s just as suited to be a model as well.

Photos: Kandie Family/Instagram, Andie Chen/Instagram

Elvin Ng speaks out against secretly-taken photos
Elvin Ng speaks out against secretly-taken photos
28 Jul 2017

Elvin Ng speaks out against secretly-taken photos

The actor has a PSA (public service announcement) for all you sneaky shutterbugs out there: don’t secretly snap photos of celebrities! “When you meet an artiste in public, please just go up to them and ask [for a photo], we won’t bite and we usually won’t turn you down, so don’t secretly take a photo ok”, he wrote. “You also wouldn’t like it if there was a camera pointed at you while you’re going about your daily activities.”

Still, he managed to make light of the “ordeal” by quipping, “This photo was secretly taken, but I still look not bad, thank you!”

Fans, you heard the man.

Photo: Elvin Ng/Instagram

Christopher Lee celebrates his birthday with his family
Christopher Lee celebrates his birthday with his family
28 Jul 2017

Christopher Lee celebrates his birthday with his family

The actor turned 46 last Sunday (July 23), and his wife Fann Wong threw a surprise birthday party for him with what appears to be the cast of their upcoming drama Doppelganger, complete with a really cool beer-themed cake. Oh, and of course their adorable son Zed was there too!

Photo: Christopher Lee/Instagram

Filming for ‘Gifted’ is well underway
Filming for ‘Gifted’ is well underway
28 Jul 2017

Filming for ‘Gifted’ is well underway

Whoa, the cast of upcoming Channel 8 drama Gifted is looking fabulous and stylish (especially Fiona Xie, but that’s probably to be expected).

Photo: Fiona Xie/Instagram

Henry Golding nabs another Hollywood role
Henry Golding nabs another Hollywood role
28 Jul 2017

Henry Golding nabs another Hollywood role

Singapore-based British-Malaysian Henry has been cast in another international flick following his lead role in Crazy Rich Asians. This time, he’ll be sharing the screen with Hollywood beauties Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in Ghostbusters director Paul Feig’s new film A Simple Favor. His wife Liv Lo posted a wefie of them “quietly celebrating” the good news, writing, “Second film with my idols Blake, Anna, and dream director too! Congrats my man! I fully support you and couldn't be happier”.

Photos: Henry Golding/Instagram, Liv Lo/Instagram

Celebrity offspring Tay Ying nabs an ambassadorship deal
Celebrity offspring Tay Ying nabs an ambassadorship deal
28 Jul 2017

Celebrity offspring Tay Ying nabs an ambassadorship deal

We can only imagine how proud Zheng Ge Ping and Hong Hui Fang must be of their daughter, who has signed an artiste contract with celebrity hairstylist Addy Lee’s 3X Media Production. Tay Ying met the media for the first time as a signed artiste earlier this week at the grand opening of Addy’s new salon, which was also attended by a bevy of other local celebrities showing their support.

Photo: Hong Hui Fang/Instagram

Another week, another amusing Janet Hsieh pregnancy post
Another week, another amusing Janet Hsieh pregnancy post
28 Jul 2017

Another week, another amusing Janet Hsieh pregnancy post

Janet gave her followers an update on her physical plights as an expectant mother, with the end of week 29’s being “terrible leg cramps at night” and “the beginning of lower back pain”. “George is trying to be a good husband and sympathize (I think)”, she wrote about her husband George Young, who is seen trying to replicate his pregnant wife’s pose.

A little later, George shared the hilarious results from what looks like a programme that generates baby names based on the parent’s names. “Well that's brought up some interesting ones... ‘Go Again?’”, to which Janet replied in a comment, “Go. Again. Now. Please.” With odd suggestions like Bronislaw, Zbigniew and Pelagia, we can’t say her reaction is surprising.

Photos: Janet Hsieh/Instagram, George Young/Instagram

Tay Kewei posts a #pregnancyupdate
Tay Kewei posts a #pregnancyupdate
28 Jul 2017

Tay Kewei posts a #pregnancyupdate

It seems like just yesterday when we were speaking to Kewei about her newly-announced pregnancy, and now, the first-time mama-to-be is already 31 weeks along and feeling her unborn baby stretching in her belly. They’ll be meeting their little one any time now!

Photo: Tay Kewei/Instagram

Jamie Yeo's got a bump to show off too
Jamie Yeo's got a bump to show off too
29 Jul 2017

Jamie Yeo's got a bump to show off too

Also sporting a growing bun in the oven is the Gold 905 DJ, who is 30 weeks into carrying her second child, a son. In her caption, Jamie wrote that her oldest daughter Alysia was born premature at a little under 30 weeks so everyone made sure to be extra careful with her current pregnancy. Thankfully, they've crossed the mark and can breathe easy now as they wait for the baby boy to be born in another two months' time or so.

Photos: Jamie Yeo/Instagram

Shaun Chen welcomes a new member to his brood
Shaun Chen welcomes a new member to his brood
28 Jul 2017

Shaun Chen welcomes a new member to his brood

One yummy mummy who has already popped is Shaun’s wife Celine Chin, who gave birth to their second daughter, nicknamed “Obedient Baby”, earlier this week. The proud parents shared two lovely family pics to announce the good news, with Celine writing, “Thank you for not making me suffer too long”, referring to the short labour she was lucky enough to endure before safely delivering her baby.

Photos: Shaun Chen/Instagram, Celine Chin/Instagram

Little AJ may be growing up too fast
Little AJ may be growing up too fast
28 Jul 2017

Little AJ may be growing up too fast

Yvonne Lim’s son AJ may only be two-and-a-half years old, but it looks like he may already be displaying an interest in the opposite sex! According to Yvonne’s very defeated-sounding caption, the little boy stopped playing with his basketball as soon as he spotted a girl. “I’m not even prepared to teach him about the birds and the bees!” he exclaimed. They really do grow up really fast, don’t they?

Photo: Yvonne Lim/Instagram

Wefies from the stars of ‘Have a Little Faith’
Wefies from the stars of ‘Have a Little Faith’
28 Jul 2017

Wefies from the stars of ‘Have a Little Faith’

Rui En may be one of the rare unicorns without a social media account, but at least we have her various friends and co-stars to rely on for updates like this!

Photos: Jayley Woo/Instagram, Jeffrey Xu/Instagram

Fann Wong’s gift from Charlie Young and family
Fann Wong’s gift from Charlie Young and family
28 Jul 2017

Fann Wong’s gift from Charlie Young and family

Remember the box of egg rolls Charlie was preparing to send out as gifts to celebrate her twin boys’ 100th day? It looks like Fann received a box too! Thanks to her Instagram stories post, we get a clearer look at the present and the message inside, which touches on how Charlie and husband Khoo Shao Tze’s “prayers have been answered” because of their sons Ignatius and Aloysius.

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram

Nathan Hartono thanks fans for their birthday wishes
Nathan Hartono thanks fans for their birthday wishes
28 Jul 2017

Nathan Hartono thanks fans for their birthday wishes

Nathan was flooded with a barrage of lovely messages and well-wishes for his 26th birthday on July 26, which he screenshotted and shared on Instagram stories to thank them. He also had a celebration with his The Great Wall co-stars and crew.

Photos: Nathan Hartono/Instagram

Quan Yifong’s daughter has chosen her college
Quan Yifong’s daughter has chosen her college
28 Jul 2017

Quan Yifong’s daughter has chosen her college

It’s official: come September, up-and-coming starlet Eleanor Lee will become a student of the prestigious Beijing Film Academy. She was accepted into the school – which boasts an illustrious list of alumni including Huang Xiaoming, Zhao Wei, Liu Yifei and many more – as well as the Central Academy of Drama earlier this year, and it looks like she has made her final decision. “You can try, but there’s only one of me”, she wrote on Instagram.

Mama Yifong is, of course, as proud as can be. “Congratulations Eleanor, mum definitely believed in you, and I support your decision. The #BeijingFilmAcademy welcomes you. In September you will be a university student! Mum is already singing, dancing and setting off firecrackers”, she wrote.

Congratulations, Eleanor!

Photo: Eleanor Lee/Instagram, Quan Yifong/Instagram

Expectation vs. reality: Super Junior
Expectation vs. reality: Super Junior
28 Jul 2017

Expectation vs. reality: Super Junior

It feels a bit strange seeing only six members out of what used to be a 13-piece group (a long, long time ago), but with army stints and other more controversial issues in the way, this is what we have to settle with for now. Not that anyone’s complaining of course, especially now that Eunhyuk and Donghae are back!

While they may look cool on stage and in Heechul’s photo on the right, Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung exposed a completely different side of them in her Instagram stories: of them screaming and trying to fit as many people as possible into a lift. Ah, never change, you silly bunch!

Photos: Heechul/Instagram, Sooyoung/Instagram

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri’s leg injury
Girls’ Generation’s Yuri’s leg injury
28 Jul 2017

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri’s leg injury

Ouch! Poor Yuri pulled a ligament in her ankle and shared a painful-looking picture on Instagram. But don’t fret, she reassured everyone that she’s going to be fine and asked fans not to worry about her too much.

Photos: Yuri/Instagram

Filming for ‘Ramen Teh’ comes to an end
Filming for ‘Ramen Teh’ comes to an end
28 Jul 2017

Filming for ‘Ramen Teh’ comes to an end

And it’s a wrap! Filming for Eric Khoo’s new film Ramen Teh, which stars local artistes Jeanette Aw and Mark Lee, as well as Japanese actors Matsuda Seiko and Saitoh Takumi, has finally finished. “From the beginning to the end, it was a great experience”, Jeanette gushed on Instagram. Who can’t wait for the final product to hit theatres?

Photo: Jeanette Aw/Instagram

Michelle Tay’s #throwback with Dennis Chew
Michelle Tay’s #throwback with Dennis Chew
28 Jul 2017

Michelle Tay’s #throwback with Dennis Chew

Whoa, talk about “same same but different”! Michelle shared this photo (from what she believes is the 90s) of herself with Dennis, lamenting in a hashtag about how she wants to go back to this size. All Dennis could comment, on the other hand, was “Omg!”

Photo: Michelle Tay/Instagram

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