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

We round up our favourite 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
22 Jun 2019

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

In this week’s celebrity social media roundup, we have: two heartthrobs from different countries setting hearts aflutter all the way from Paris, one S.H.E member celebrating her birthday in a big way, a local actor thanking everyone for their support during a very tough time, three A-listers pulling double duty as crew members on the set of their ongoing drama, and more.

Benjamin Heng shared more pictures of his late wife
Benjamin Heng shared more pictures of his late wife
22 Jun 2019

Benjamin Heng shared more pictures of his late wife

Last weekend, the actor revealed the sad news that his wife Michelle had passed away. Since then, he has continued to post more photos of them with their daughter Sophie. He also shared a note thanking everyone for their condolences and support during this tough time, and apologised for not returning anyone’s calls.

“Do allow some time for me to get back on my feet!” he wrote. “I’m just trying to be strong [and] keeping [tabs] on Sophie’s [wellbeing].

Sending lots of love and light his way.

Photos: Instagram/Benjamin Heng

Rui En, Chen Liping, and Chen Hanwei pulled double duty on the set of ‘Old is Gold’
Rui En, Chen Liping, and Chen Hanwei pulled double duty on the set of ‘Old is Gold’
22 Jun 2019

Rui En, Chen Liping, and Chen Hanwei pulled double duty on the set of ‘Old is Gold’

“The amount of pressure working with a crew like this,” wrote Edwin Goh in the caption of this epic picture showing the long-form drama’s three biggest A-listers turning into part of the behind-the-scenes crew (and appearing to take their new jobs very seriously, at that). We guess his deeply furrowed brows are actually genuine.

Photo: Instagram/Edwin Goh

Eddie Peng and Lee Minho gave us handsomeness overload
Eddie Peng and Lee Minho gave us handsomeness overload
22 Jun 2019

Eddie Peng and Lee Minho gave us handsomeness overload

Where are all the heart eye emojis? The two heartthrobs were in France to attend Berluti's Paris Fashion Week showcase, and sat in the front row next to each other, looking dapper and sharing laughs (we're sure we're not the only ones who would love to know what they were talking about). From the looks of these snapshots, they also hung out with Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault, the CEO of Berluti himself.

Photos: Instagram/Eddie Peng

Alyssa Chia’s daughter celebrated her birthday
Alyssa Chia’s daughter celebrated her birthday
22 Jun 2019

Alyssa Chia’s daughter celebrated her birthday

Angel Sun, Alyssa’s daughter from her first marriage to businessman Sun Zhihao, turned 14 on Wednesday and had a cosy celebration at her aunt’s house. In her caption, she thanked several family members, including her mum, stepfather Xiu Jie Kai, and aunt Novia (Zhihao’s current wife), for taking care of her. She also thanked singer Jam Hsiao, who was at the party, for her birthday present that “she really likes”, and shared that there is another party coming up.

Shortly after, Alyssa uploaded a post sharing her own thoughts on her eldest growing up so fast, along with a photo of Angel on her 2nd birthday. “How can a child grow up in just the blink of an eye? The best present I can give you is the company that you love so much. I will give that present to you every year.”

Photos: Instagram/Angel Sun, Alyssa Chia

Romeo Tan visited London for the first time
Romeo Tan visited London for the first time
22 Jun 2019

Romeo Tan visited London for the first time

The actor is enjoying a well-deserved vacation in the British capital, and can you guess what he had for his very first meal there? Burger & Lobster. We wonder if he had to queue for as long as the patrons at the Jewel Changi Airport branch usually have to.

Photos: Instagram/Romeo Tan

Carole Lin forgot her own wedding anniversary
Carole Lin forgot her own wedding anniversary
22 Jun 2019

Carole Lin forgot her own wedding anniversary

According to the former actress, she and her husband David were going out for a quick dinner yesterday (Jun 22) when he asked if they wanted to eat at a certain place “for the anniversary”. Confused, she responded, “What anniversary?” and promptly got an eye roll from him.

“5 years… feels like we’ve been married for 50 years!” she mused on Instagram. “You never stopped amusing [and] amazing me.” Happy anniversary, you two! Hope Carole made it up to David for letting such an important occasion slip her mind.

Photos: Instagram/Carole Lin

Janet Hsieh and George Young attended Ella Chen’s birthday show
Janet Hsieh and George Young attended Ella Chen’s birthday show
22 Jun 2019

Janet Hsieh and George Young attended Ella Chen’s birthday show

S.H.E’s Ella decided to usher in her 38th birthday with a bang by putting together her own full-fledged showcase, which took place over two days with choreographed performances and everything (she and her poor hubby even lost sleep trying to plan the event).

To fans’ surprise and delight, her bandmates Selina Jen and Hebe Tien were able to make it to the second night of the show. Also present were George and Janet, who shared a picture taken with the birthday girl backstage and wrote, “Ella, you are the best! Today’s party was so wonderful! [It was] funny, touching, fun, [it] sounded great and it was awesome! You deserve nothing but the best.”

Photos: Instagram/Ella Chen, Janet Hsieh

Shaun Chen shot a new commercial with his wife
Shaun Chen shot a new commercial with his wife
22 Jun 2019

Shaun Chen shot a new commercial with his wife

It looks like the actor and his missus, Celine Chin, are set to appear in a TV commercial together, although it’s unclear for now what exactly it is they will be promoting.

Netizens appeared to be impressed with Celine’s good looks, leaving many comments that praised her beauty. Could acting be the next big step for her?

Photos: Instagram/Shaun Chen

Yoon Jisung posted his first update since his military enlistment
Yoon Jisung posted his first update since his military enlistment
22 Jun 2019

Yoon Jisung posted his first update since his military enlistment

It’s been over a month since the former Wanna One leader reported for his mandatory two-year army duties, and to reassure fans that he’s doing well, he shared a selfie of himself in uniform on Wednesday, which would’ve been not long after he completed his four weeks of basic training. Don’t worry, fans, he will be out before you know it.

Photos: Instagram/Yoon Jisung

Joanne Peh showed us a first look at new Toggle drama ‘Last Madame’
Joanne Peh showed us a first look at new Toggle drama ‘Last Madame’
22 Jun 2019

Joanne Peh showed us a first look at new Toggle drama ‘Last Madame’

If only we looked half as good in a cheongsam as the mother-of-two does. Joanne is currently in the midst of shooting new Toggle Originals series Last Madame, and offered a glimpse at her character in costume. She also shared about working with her “new co-star”, Catwalk artiste and model Jeff Chou, and revealed that they were “thrown into the toughest scenes of the series on the first day”, something she dubbed “the microwave method”. Well, at least they look like they’re having fun?

Photos: Instagram/Joanne Peh

Michelle Wong was the happiest train passenger we’ve ever seen
Michelle Wong was the happiest train passenger we’ve ever seen
22 Jun 2019

Michelle Wong was the happiest train passenger we’ve ever seen

It’s not every day you see someone grinning from ear to ear on public transport. Then again, we reckon a key difference is the fact that this is the sky train that passes right beside the spectacular Rain Vortex in the middle of Jewel Changi Airport, offering a completely different view of the attraction.

Photos: Instagram/Michelle Wong

Henry Golding launched his own production company
Henry Golding launched his own production company
22 Jun 2019

Henry Golding launched his own production company

Doors have been opening left and right for the actor ever since his breakthrough role in Crazy Rich Asians: earlier this week, it was announced that Henry has set up his very own production company called Long House Productions (the name is a nice nod to his Iban roots, as a longhouse is the traditional home of the Iban people).

“Can't wait to start creating and telling global stories. Movies that will enthrall audiences all around the world,” he wrote on Instagram. His wife Liv Lo also congratulated him with a post, saying, “Now you can produce the films you’ve always dreamed of. So excited for what’s in store.”

Photos: Instagram/Henry Golding, Liv Lo

Ruco Chan says his daughter’s Chinese name isn’t the one reported by the media
Ruco Chan says his daughter’s Chinese name isn’t the one reported by the media
22 Jun 2019

Ruco Chan says his daughter’s Chinese name isn’t the one reported by the media

On Monday, the actor and new daddy posted two super-sweet shots of himself and his princess Quinta, whom he and his wife Phoebe Sin welcomed into the world in April. However, after we were done squealing over the baby girl’s round cheeks, we noticed a comment that Ruco had written in addition to his original caption, which clarified that his “darling’s” name is not “Yu Rou”, which seems to have been widely reported by Chinese language news outlets.

We guess only time will tell if either Ruco or Phoebe will choose to disclose Quinta’s true Chinese name, but to be honest, we don’t think it matters. We’ll still be cooing over her adorable photos.

Photos: Instagram/Ruco Chan

Grace Chan shared a belated Father’s Day post
Grace Chan shared a belated Father’s Day post
22 Jun 2019

Grace Chan shared a belated Father’s Day post

Speaking of adorable babies - would you just look at little Rafael! We’re not sure why Grace’s Father’s Day online dedication was posted four days later than everyone else, but we suppose it doesn’t really matter, because everyday can - and should be - a day to celebrate and show gratitude to dads.

Photos: Instagram/Grace Chan

Super Junior’s Yesung shared a #throwback photo to mark Ryeowook’s birthday
Super Junior’s Yesung shared a #throwback photo to mark Ryeowook’s birthday
22 Jun 2019

Super Junior’s Yesung shared a #throwback photo to mark Ryeowook’s birthday

Remember when K-pop stars used to look like that, and it was totally acceptable (in fact, it was cool)? For his birthday shoutout to his bandmate Ryeowook (who turned 32 on Friday), Yesung shared this ancient picture of them that was taken in 2005 - which, by the way, is the year Super Junior debuted. Ah, time sure flies, doesn’t it?

Photo: Instagram/Yesung

Tracy Lee did some painting therapy on her birthday
Tracy Lee did some painting therapy on her birthday
22 Jun 2019

Tracy Lee did some painting therapy on her birthday

The former actress, who turned 34 on Wednesday, shared some photos of her work of art that was created during a painting therapy session. Although she was the birthday girl, she revealed in her caption that her cute dinosaur drawing is actually a gift for her “baby at home”, namely her son. The character looks perfect for a kid’s book, don’t you think?

Photos: Instagram/Tracy Lee

Tay Ping Hui and Carole Lin caught up over cake
Tay Ping Hui and Carole Lin caught up over cake
22 Jun 2019

Tay Ping Hui and Carole Lin caught up over cake


It seems like both actors have not changed much since they knew each other years ago. Ping Hui praised Carole for being “as positive as ever” and for still looking “exactly the same as 10 years ago”, while Carole reported that Ping Hui’s “cool facade” and “tender soul” are “still the same”, to which he cheekily responded in the comments, “I not gentle to everyone one hor!!! (sic)”

Photos: Instagram/Tay Ping Hui, Carole Lin

Sheila Sim asked her grandma to hold on for a little bit longer
Sheila Sim asked her grandma to hold on for a little bit longer
22 Jun 2019

Sheila Sim asked her grandma to hold on for a little bit longer

In a touching post dedicated to her Ah Ma, who appears to be unwell, the model-turned-actress called her “the most respected, most important person” in her life, as well as her “only constant through life’s ups and downs”. “You’ve given me love and care since I was young, and I still have yet to repay you. Please give me more time to love you, to be filial to you.”

Jiayou, Sheila’s grandma!

Photo: Instagram/Sheila Sim

Cynthia Koh showed us the effects of ageing
Cynthia Koh showed us the effects of ageing
22 Jun 2019

Cynthia Koh showed us the effects of ageing

What happens when you put “a bunch of over 40s folks at a restaurant without their reading glasses”? This hilarious picture of them struggling to read the words on the menu. “Lucky the waitress was very helpful, we could have starved,” Cynthia quipped in her caption. We honestly don’t know whether it’s rude to laugh, but we're doing it anyway.

Photo: Instagram/Cynthia Koh

Heads up: Lawrence Wong is giving away a $1,000 travel voucher to one lucky fan
Heads up: Lawrence Wong is giving away a $1,000 travel voucher to one lucky fan
22 Jun 2019

Heads up: Lawrence Wong is giving away a $1,000 travel voucher to one lucky fan

You read that right. The Story of Yanxi Palace actor is holding his first ever fan meeting in Singapore on June 28, 7.30pm at Chinatown Point, and has prepared many little gifts to show his appreciation to his ardent supporters. The grand prize? A $1,000 travel voucher to encourage one lucky fan to go on vacation with their loved ones. How sweet is that!?

If you’re wondering how to get your hands on such an irresistible present, well, you have to be a member of Lawrence’s newly launched official fan club, The Lawves, in order to qualify to play the game at the fan meeting which will bring you one step closer to winning.

For those who will be participating: may the odds be ever in your favour.

Photos: Red Dot Artistes

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