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What the stars did this week
What the stars did this week
15 Apr 2018

What the stars did this week

It’s a week of milestone and anniversaries: JJ Lin commemorated his 15th year in showbiz while the Queen of Stars Avenue, Zoe Tay, marked her 30th work anniversary a few days ago. Zheng Ge Ping and Hong Huifang’s son started a new chapter in life whereby the most important three words he’ll hear for the next two years will be “book out loh!” and Chew Chor Meng and Dennis Chew finally opens their third 888 Mookata outlet in the west (about time!). Read on for more!

Plenty of familiar faces spotted at the Singer 2018 finals
Plenty of familiar faces spotted at the Singer 2018 finals
15 Apr 2018

Plenty of familiar faces spotted at the Singer 2018 finals

From Kit Chan and Coco Lee to first season winner G.E.M, it was a big reunion for former participants and fans of the reality singing competition. In case you missed it: American pop singer Jessie J claimed the trophy for this season with a hard-to-match performance that featured Coco Lee and a surprise performance by KZ. Singaporean singer Kit was also present as a guest singer for James Li.

Photos: Instagram/G.E.M, Jimmy Tan

JJ Lin celebrates 15th anniversary (and reveals the story behind his stage name)
JJ Lin celebrates 15th anniversary (and reveals the story behind his stage name)
13 Apr 2018

JJ Lin celebrates 15th anniversary (and reveals the story behind his stage name)

Five days ago on April 10, JJ commemorated his 15th year in the music industry and shared a lesser-known story of how his stage name came about. In case you didn’t know: JJ is better known as ‘Wayne’ to his close friends and loved ones, but the singer wanted a stage name that was “real” and easy to remember which was how he ended up with “JJ Lin”. According to him, the two initials were inspired by the name on his army uniform: “J.J LIN”. Now you know.

Photo: Instagram/JJ Lin

Ah Jie Zoe Tay marks new career milestone: 30 years in showbiz
Ah Jie Zoe Tay marks new career milestone: 30 years in showbiz
13 Apr 2018

Ah Jie Zoe Tay marks new career milestone: 30 years in showbiz

April 11 will always hold a special place in Ah Jie’s heart. On that very day 30 years ago, Zoe signed on the dotted line that officially kick-started her acting career in Singapore – and she never looked back. So you can imagine why Ah Jie celebrated her 30th work anniversary with a bang, from fronting a variety of entertainment and fashion mag covers to even sending out little thank-you gifts to people who have helped and supported her along the way. Here’s to 30 more years, Zoe!

Photos: Instagram/Zoe Tay, The Celebrity Agency

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BIGBANG’s Seungri’s booming ramen business
BIGBANG’s Seungri’s booming ramen business
13 Apr 2018

BIGBANG’s Seungri’s booming ramen business

BIGBANG’s maknae is a true blue businessman – Seungri received a certification lauding his Aori Ramen business venture for its good sales performance and management system. That’s no mean feat considering how young his business is – he opened his first shop in end 2016 and expanded it to 35 outlets within a year. Apart from having shops in Seoul and Busan in Korea, his ramen has also gone abroad to countries like Japan, China and Malaysia. Not bad! But what we really want to know is: when will Aori Ramen come to Singapore?

Photos: Instagram/Seungri

888 Mookata goes west!
888 Mookata goes west!
15 Apr 2018

888 Mookata goes west!

In other F&B-related news, we're happy to announce that 888 Mookata has finally expanded to the west -- something for the westies to cheer about. Congrats to Chew Chor Meng and Dennis Chew on this new milestone! 

Photos: Instagram/Ang Junyang, Candyce Toh

Romeo Tan celebrates 33rd birthday with a short getaway
Romeo Tan celebrates 33rd birthday with a short getaway
13 Apr 2018

Romeo Tan celebrates 33rd birthday with a short getaway

Romeo soaked up the sun, sand and sea with an islandic getaway for his 33rd birthday. The birthday boy spent time frolickin’ in the pool and went trigger happy with his drone which took that scenic shot of Bali (see left picture). Nothing like a quiet retreat from the city (and work) on one’s hatch day. Many happy returns, Romeo!

Photos: Instagram/Romeo Tan

Down under with Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan
Down under with Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan
15 Apr 2018

Down under with Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan

We saw a different kind of 'spousal support' from Jay to Hannah - the singer made it a point to bring his world tour in Australia because it's his wife's hometown. The couple also found time outside of work to catch a few sporting events at the ongoing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan, Jay Chou

Calvert Tay is now a full-fledged NSman
Calvert Tay is now a full-fledged NSman
13 Apr 2018

Calvert Tay is now a full-fledged NSman

Book in loh! The Singapore army has summoned Zheng Ge Ping and Hong Huifang’s son Calvert Tay to serve two years of mandatory military service. The boy reported for duty at Pulau Tekong early this week under the accompaniment of his loved ones, sporting a freshly-shaved head. See you again in two years’ time, Calvert!

Photos: Instagram/Zheng Ge Ping, Tay Ying 

No man is left behind in the Ah Boys to Men team
No man is left behind in the Ah Boys to Men team
13 Apr 2018

No man is left behind in the Ah Boys to Men team

It’s most heartening to see the team spirit and camaraderie that runs in the ABTM team. When Ah Boy Joshua Tan was missing at an event attended by his bros, the rest promptly ‘shopped him in to complete the group picture. How’s that for brotherly love?

Photo: Instagram/Tosh Zhang

Flip, flap, flop with Eleanor Lee
Flip, flap, flop with Eleanor Lee
13 Apr 2018

Flip, flap, flop with Eleanor Lee

Eleanor puts the fun in work by goofing around on the beach in a wet suit and diving flippers at the set of her upcoming idol drama series, Poseidon. You’re never too old or young to have fun!

Photos: Instagram/Eleanor Lee

Dennis Chew part-times as a mascot for Toggle Original series
Dennis Chew part-times as a mascot for Toggle Original series
13 Apr 2018

Dennis Chew part-times as a mascot for Toggle Original series

Have you seen this bear around? Don’t forget to say hi and give it a little pat on the shoulder or back the next time you see it because that’s Dennis roughing it out in a furry mascot suit for Toggle Original series Limited Edition.

Photos: Instagram/Dennis Chew

Jacelyn Tay’s son earns his own keep
Jacelyn Tay’s son earns his own keep
13 Apr 2018

Jacelyn Tay’s son earns his own keep

Welcome to the workforce, Zavier! Jacelyn’s son had a taste and introduction of his mum’s previous job (acting) when he took up a short stint in an upcoming StarHub production. That’s one way to teach your kiddo about the value of dollars and cents – by getting them to “earn” their own keep.

Photos: Instagram/Jacelyn Tay

Momo Sim’s cute parade of outfits from Disney
Momo Sim’s cute parade of outfits from Disney
13 Apr 2018

Momo Sim’s cute parade of outfits from Disney

Guess who went crazy shopping up a storm at Hong Kong Disneyland recently? Momo’s mama, Tay Kewei, went home with quite an envy-worthy kawaii haul of Duffy rompers, Tigger outfits and even a Captain America onesie from the Disney shop. We’ll be keeping a lookout for little Momo’s OOTDs in the coming weeks!

Photos: Instagram/Tay Kewei

George Young and his mini sidekick Egan
George Young and his mini sidekick Egan
13 Apr 2018

George Young and his mini sidekick Egan

Little Egan’s definitely inherited his papa’s cheeky genes. He especially looks like a carbon copy of George in the photo of them on the right, right? Looks like Janet Hsieh’s going to have a handful with these two around.

Photos: Instagram/George Young

The Tien family’s genes run strong in Yvonne Lim’s kids
The Tien family’s genes run strong in Yvonne Lim’s kids
13 Apr 2018

The Tien family’s genes run strong in Yvonne Lim’s kids

Yvonne wasn’t joking when she said husband Alex’s “Tien” family genes run strong. Apart from looking like their papa, the mama shared videos of her two babies jamming earlier this week, showing some signs of musical talent. AJ crooning into a microphone while Alexa had fun with her baby guitar. If the family forms a band, they should considering naming themselves ‘Oh My Tien’. We volunteer Yvonne as manager and groupie of the Tiens!

Photos: Instagram/Yvonne Lim

Myolie Wu’s son turns 6 months old
Myolie Wu’s son turns 6 months old
13 Apr 2018

Myolie Wu’s son turns 6 months old

Little Brendan turned 6 months old in the blink of an eye. According to his daddy, he loves looking at books and listening to music and “sleeps, feeds and sh*ts pretty well”. Well, isn’t that the most important? Good to hear that!

Photos: Instagram/Philip Lee

Choo Sarang from Superman Returns is now a big kiddo
Choo Sarang from Superman Returns is now a big kiddo
13 Apr 2018

Choo Sarang from Superman Returns is now a big kiddo

Little Sarang’s all grown up. She graduated from kindergarten recently and is currently vacationing in Hawaii with her dad and mum before elementary school starts.

Photos: Instagram/Choo Sarang, Akiyama Choo

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Cheryl Wee countdowns to arrival of her little one
Cheryl Wee countdowns to arrival of her little one
13 Apr 2018

Cheryl Wee countdowns to arrival of her little one

Cheryl’s in her 38th week of pregnancy now and her little one could come anytime! Her due date which coincides with her birthday is arriving in less than two weeks’ time (April 24, to be exact), we’re sure everyone at home’s all geared up to welcome baby Fong.

Photos: Instagram/Cheryl Wee

Lin Meijiao’s impromptu karaoke session in the hair and makeup unit
Lin Meijiao’s impromptu karaoke session in the hair and makeup unit
13 Apr 2018

Lin Meijiao’s impromptu karaoke session in the hair and makeup unit

The folks at the Mediacorp hair and makeup unit were given a mid-day treat when Lin Meijiao busted out her brand new fancy karaoke microphone and sang a few tunes with her daughter Chantalle Ng. How cute!

Photos: Instagram/Chantalle Ng

Tang Miaoling, Cassandra See open new eatery
Tang Miaoling, Cassandra See open new eatery
13 Apr 2018

Tang Miaoling, Cassandra See open new eatery

Star Army Stew sure lives up to its name – the Korean eatery which is located in Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 is apparently helmed by former actresses-turned-F&B towkay neos Cassandra See and Tang Miaoling. This is going to be the next place to spot stars after Dennis Chew and Chew Chor Meng’s 118 Mookata.

Photos: Instagram/Pan Ling Ling

Star-spotting at Ang Junyang’s Thai boat noodle place
Star-spotting at Ang Junyang’s Thai boat noodle place
13 Apr 2018

Star-spotting at Ang Junyang’s Thai boat noodle place

Currently on a world tour, JJ took time out of his busy schedule when he returned to Singapore to check out his buddy’s new F&B outlet in Changi City Point. #Sappork!

Photo: Instagram/JJ Lin

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What’s Jeanette Aw busy with?
What’s Jeanette Aw busy with?
13 Apr 2018

What’s Jeanette Aw busy with?

Fresh off the promos of Ramen Teh, we caught snippets of Jeanette filming and directing another personal project over the past two weeks. What can it be? Another short film?

Photos: Instagram/Jeanette Aw

An update from the Blessings 2 team from Malaysia
An update from the Blessings 2 team from Malaysia
13 Apr 2018

An update from the Blessings 2 team from Malaysia

We don’t blame the actors of Blessings 2 if they returned to Singapore with thicker waistlines. There’s just too much good food across the causeway! Michelle Wong chomps on an ice popsicle at work courtesy of co-star Shaun Chen while Paige Chua goes googly-eyed at the sight of some fried chicken. Eat up!

Photos: Instagram/Michelle Wong, Paige Chua

'Jay on the Hay' parties with the stars in Taiwan
'Jay on the Hay' parties with the stars in Taiwan
15 Apr 2018

'Jay on the Hay' parties with the stars in Taiwan

The Woo twins spent the night partying with a bunch of Taiwanese celebs they met at a Dior event in Taipei this weekend. They scored pictures with the ever gorgeous Sonia Sui, Jasper Liu as well as Derek Chang. Lucky 'em!

Photos: Instagram/Hayley Woo

Chen Bolin’s Kodak moment with Cuba Gooding Jr.
Chen Bolin’s Kodak moment with Cuba Gooding Jr.
13 Apr 2018

Chen Bolin’s Kodak moment with Cuba Gooding Jr.

In case you’re wondering what Bolin’s doing with Gooding Jr, it seems like he was there to catch the latter’s West End debut in the musical, Chicago.

Photos: Instagram/Chen Bolin

Belinda Lee spotted backstage with Katy Perry
Belinda Lee spotted backstage with Katy Perry
13 Apr 2018

Belinda Lee spotted backstage with Katy Perry

It’s not every day you get to hang backstage with pop stars like Katy Perry. Well, Belinda got to do just that with the help of the singer’s mum, Mary Hudson (the woman on Katy’s left in the picture). Guess who’s a convert fan now?

Photo: Instagram/Belinda Lee

Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin’s very messy meal
Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin’s very messy meal
13 Apr 2018

Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin’s very messy meal

When a guy loves you in your messiest state, you know it’s true love.

Photos: Instagram/Felicia Chin, Jeffrey Xu

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James Lye, Diana Ser and a heart-shaped crab
James Lye, Diana Ser and a heart-shaped crab
13 Apr 2018

James Lye, Diana Ser and a heart-shaped crab

James and Diana were made to take this photo together when their kiddo pointed out how their Hokkaido crab had a heart-shaped shell, and they sweetly obliged. Aww. Love is all around!

Photos: Instagram/Diana Ser

Secret cam of Wang Lee Hom in the toilet
Secret cam of Wang Lee Hom in the toilet
13 Apr 2018

Secret cam of Wang Lee Hom in the toilet

To get back at her husband for snapping a photo of her looking disinterested at his abs, Lee Jinglei went to great lengths to film a video of her husband in the toilet. Don’t worry, the video’s PG friendly because Leehom appears in a white bathrobe throughout (no sight of those washboard abs). Thanks to her video, we now know Leehom sings in the toilet (like all of us) and uses his phone and laptop while standing on a weighing scale. Totally human.

Photos: Instagram/Lee Jinglei

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