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A weekly roundup of what celebs did the past week
A weekly roundup of what celebs did the past week
09 Nov 2018

A weekly roundup of what celebs did the past week

Get up to speed with the latest happenings in the local – and regional – celeb-o-sphere this week. After an eventful and fun filled trick or treatin’ week, things have quieten down, but not for some celebrity kids who stepped out in their best Diwali outfits to celebrate the festival of light in school with their classmates.

And while most Singaporeans were snug in beds and slept in on the PH (public holiday) on Tuesday, the cast and crew of Hello From The Other Side were slogging their hearts out on set in an industrial complex for what—we think—looks like their biggest and most complicated scene with the green walls and stunt wire rigging.

In other news, it has come to our attention that there are fake news circulating about Ah Ge Li Nanxing’s windfall from dabbling in bitcoin – and he has rubbished claims about him making a few million dollars from it on social media, so take note and don’t fall for it! 

Read on for more.

PSA: Li Nanxing clarifies fake news about his sudden windfall from Bitcoin
PSA: Li Nanxing clarifies fake news about his sudden windfall from Bitcoin
09 Nov 2018

PSA: Li Nanxing clarifies fake news about his sudden windfall from Bitcoin

In case you’re wondering or came across this piece of fake news – no, Li Nanxing did not make millions of dollars after investing in Bitcoin as alleged in this fake article. The Ah Ge’s agency clarified in an Instagram post that they “have no idea what it does, how it works nor [is] anyone interested [in it].”

Do not be taken into it. The biggest giveaway in this bogus article, if you asked us, is the comma in “$4,7 million”. Nice try for passing off the article as a news piece from ‘First Look Asia’. We don’t think he’s ever guested on the same-name weekday breakfast news programme by Channel NewsAsia (CNA) too.

Photos: Instagram/lnxglobal

888 Mookata goes to the east
888 Mookata goes to the east
11 Nov 2018

888 Mookata goes to the east

East siders have a new mookata place to check out now -- and you may very well bump into some celebs while grilling chicken slices and seafood. Celebrity couple Jeremy Chan and Jesseca Liu were some of the first few celeb pals who turned up in support of Chew Chor Meng and Dennis Chew's food establishment, and we expect to see more celebs swing by over the next few days.

Photos: Instagram/Jesseca Liu

Babies stepping out in their best Diwali outfits
Babies stepping out in their best Diwali outfits
09 Nov 2018

Babies stepping out in their best Diwali outfits

It was the Deepavali festival aka the festival of lights earlier this week and school-going toddlers such as Zed Zed and Azalea were all dressed up in ethnic costumes for the special occasion.

Speaking of which, doesn’t Zed’s outfit remind you of something his dad Christopher Lee wore on his wedding day nine years ago…?

Photos: Instagram/Fann Wong, Candyce Toh

The battle of the twins feat. Jarrell Ng and Kunhua, and Christopher Lee and Zed Zed
The battle of the twins feat. Jarrell Ng and Kunhua, and Christopher Lee and Zed Zed
09 Nov 2018

The battle of the twins feat. Jarrell Ng and Kunhua, and Christopher Lee and Zed Zed

An unintended ‘twinning’ post featuring SPOP SING! winner Jarrell Ng and his mother from another brother – YES 933 DJ Kunhua, and Christopher Lee and Zed Zed ins same-same-but-different outfits.

Drama producers should seriously consider casting Jarrell and Kunhua as brothers – or even fraternal twins in the same show. The two boys (although unrelated in real life) can easily pass off as blood siblings when they’re in specs. No kidding. This is one picture we cannot ‘un-see’.

Photos: Instagram/YES933, Fann Wong

Zed gets a hair makeover
Zed gets a hair makeover
11 Nov 2018

Zed gets a hair makeover

According to Christopher Lee, this shaved hairstyle was specially requested by Zed. He sure looks like a fresh recruit! 

Photo: Instagram/Christopher Lee

Azalea Ang’s many facial expressions
Azalea Ang’s many facial expressions
09 Nov 2018

Azalea Ang’s many facial expressions

Now, back to the babies… Azalea’s mummy Candyce Toh posted pictures of the toddler and her drama-mama expressions to commemorate her first ever LRT ride. We don’t remember her parents being this dramatic and we wonder who she inherited her funny genes from…

Photos: Instagram/Ang Junyang, Candyce Toh

Hannah Quinlivan can pass off as her kids’ big sister…
Hannah Quinlivan can pass off as her kids’ big sister…
09 Nov 2018

Hannah Quinlivan can pass off as her kids’ big sister…

… or at least that’s what her fans on Instagram seem to think so in the picture of Hannah holding hands with Hathaway and Romeo at Meiji Jingu Gaien – and further confirmed by Hannah herself when the actress shared a picture of her donning a pair of bunny ears ala Stella Lou in Tokyo Disneyland.

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan

Here’s what Hannah’s really doing in Tokyo, Japan
Here’s what Hannah’s really doing in Tokyo, Japan
09 Nov 2018

Here’s what Hannah’s really doing in Tokyo, Japan

Looks like Jay Chou’s not alone in Tokyo (remember his Halloween shenanigans in Shibuya last week?). Apart from meeting up with friends and visiting art galleries with her husband, Hannah also had something else on her to-do list – photoshoots for the newest collection in her self-created fashion label.

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan

Joanne Peh’s take on outdoor sensory play for kids
Joanne Peh’s take on outdoor sensory play for kids
09 Nov 2018

Joanne Peh’s take on outdoor sensory play for kids

With filming work done and dusted, mama Joanne’s focus is back on the kids. This week, we have some headshots of baby Qi and Qi Didi indulging in some good ol’ make-believe play on the sandy ground. That pot of round and dried up Angsana seeds are supposedly baby Qi’s ‘mushroom’ porridge while her younger bro joined in the fun by crushing the leaves and pouring sand over a pot of dried up and fallen leaves. 

Photos: Instagram/Joanne Peh

Nick Teo, Hong Ling indulge in some healthy fun on Deepavali
Nick Teo, Hong Ling indulge in some healthy fun on Deepavali
09 Nov 2018

Nick Teo, Hong Ling indulge in some healthy fun on Deepavali

Celeb couple Hong Ling and Nick indulged in a different kind of ‘outdoor fun’ and decided to spend Deepavali by going on an early morning hike with their hair and makeup stylist friends. The duo’s openness when it comes to sharing snippets of their three-year-and-counting relationship, after keeping their romance underground and multiple denials, is very refreshing.

Photos: Instagram/Hong Ling

Joakim Gomez posts a sweet pic of his girlfriend and him
Joakim Gomez posts a sweet pic of his girlfriend and him
09 Nov 2018

Joakim Gomez posts a sweet pic of his girlfriend and him

987FM deejay Joakim made things Insta-official with his non-celebrity girlfriend this week when he posted a picture of them on the social media platform. The private personality explained that he’s “not a fan of sharing too much” about his private life because of the “people and the unnecessary problems they bring”. Still, thisis something worth celebrating about and we can’t resist sneaking in one more congratulatory post and message -- congratulations, Joakim!

Photo: Instagram/Joakim Gomez

Vic Zhou and his wife celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary
Vic Zhou and his wife celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary
11 Nov 2018

Vic Zhou and his wife celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary

These pictures may have been taken three years ago, but this is the first time the couple have shared any photos of their wedding or photoshoot. The only pictures they shared back then were of them posing with their rings after registering their marriage.

Photos: Instagram/Reen Yu

Grace Chan says 'thank you' for 520k followers on Instagram
Grace Chan says 'thank you' for 520k followers on Instagram
09 Nov 2018

Grace Chan says 'thank you' for 520k followers on Instagram

By posting this picture of her and her husband Kevin Chen taking a slow stroll in the rain. Awww.. In case you didn't know, 520 means 'I love you' in Chinese. 

Photo: Instagram/Grace Chan

Happy belated birthday, Priscelia Chan!
Happy belated birthday, Priscelia Chan!
09 Nov 2018

Happy belated birthday, Priscelia Chan!

Pris celebrated turning 4-0 (on Nov 6) a couple of days ago and kept the occasion simple and cosy. There was cake, of course, and an outing to the Botanic Gardens with her family, loved ones and friends. Happy birthday, Pris! Sending lots of love and good thoughts your way, and we hope to see you back soon!

Photos: Instagram/Priscelia Chan

No Monday blues for Elvin Ng, Joanne Peh
No Monday blues for Elvin Ng, Joanne Peh
09 Nov 2018

No Monday blues for Elvin Ng, Joanne Peh

Earlier this week on Monday we were treated to a series of funny pictures of Heart to Heart co-stars Elvin Ng and Joanne Peh re-enacting cliché modelling poses also known as cheesy actions one’d do when they’re suffering from a neck ache, headache or back ache… you get the drift. Looks like they had fun time on set filming 2019’s Chinese New Year music video!

Heart to Heart debuts December 24 on Channel 8 at 9pm.

Photos: Instagram/Elvin Ng

Hello from The Other Side’ films one of its biggest scenes to date
Hello from The Other Side’ films one of its biggest scenes to date
09 Nov 2018

Hello from The Other Side’ films one of its biggest scenes to date

The cast and crew of the upcoming Channel 8 drama series filmed in a huge warehouse filled with green screens and sand bags earlier this week, and some of the actors were even on board a classic cable car-looking bus for the scene too. With a bullish-looking Chen Tian Wen on board too, we can only assume the passengers were on a one-way ticket ride to hell.

Hello From The Other Side debuts Mar 7, 2019 on Channel 8 at 9pm.

Photos: Instagram/Shaun Chen, RBKD

Shaun Chen gets all wired up for his stunt scene
Shaun Chen gets all wired up for his stunt scene
09 Nov 2018

Shaun Chen gets all wired up for his stunt scene

Thanks to Shaun’s Instagram video, we were given sneak peeks at the preparations for the aforementioned ‘big’ scene in the drama. Shaun had to be all rigged up with wires too and with veteran stuntman tak gor around, guess we’ll be seeing Shaun execute some flying action stunts in the show?

Hello From The Other Side debuts Mar 7, 2019 on Channel 8 at 9pm.

Photos: Instagram/Shaun Chen

A sneak peek of Rui En and Shaun Chen’s underworld cafe in ‘Hello from The Other Side’
A sneak peek of Rui En and Shaun Chen’s underworld cafe in ‘Hello from The Other Side’
09 Nov 2018

A sneak peek of Rui En and Shaun Chen’s underworld cafe in ‘Hello from The Other Side’

Remember when the two actors were making lattes in the Mediacorp office two months ago? Well, it looks like their newly-acquired skills will be put to the test on set as filming for their café scenes (with Ann Kok! Who is the lady boss of the café) begins.

Hello From The Other Side debuts Mar 7, 2019 on Channel 8 at 9pm.

Photo: Instagram/Ann Kok

Rui En gifts RBKD a profiterole tower for their 10th anniversary
Rui En gifts RBKD a profiterole tower for their 10th anniversary
11 Nov 2018

Rui En gifts RBKD a profiterole tower for their 10th anniversary

Earlier this week, RBKD sent boxes of handmade cookies to the media to thank them for supporting Rui En all these years, as part of the fanclub's 10th anniversary. Yesterday they had a celebration of their own -- and the icing of the cake was this beautiful profiterole tower from Rui En herself. 

Speaking of sweets...

Photo: Instagram/RBKD

Tanya Chua’s filming around Paris
Tanya Chua’s filming around Paris
09 Nov 2018

Tanya Chua’s filming around Paris

Baker extraordinaire Tanya spent eight days playing tourist and filming a new variety TV show called Sweet Tooth, which shares about the French “art de vivre”, according to Parisitour, the company that loaned the crew their cute dusty blue Celestine Citroen car for filming purposes.

Photos: Instagram/Tanya Chua

Sheila Sim and her ‘budget’ way of washing hair
Sheila Sim and her ‘budget’ way of washing hair
09 Nov 2018

Sheila Sim and her ‘budget’ way of washing hair

Being a celeb is not all glitz and glamour, as demonstrated by Sheila, who had to wash her hair at a nearby tap faucet in a wedding gown worn for the finale scene of dialect drama series How Are You? (or Ho Seh Boh?). Well, you got to do what you gotta do.

How Are You? is a collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Mediacorp. The drama debuts Jan 4, 2019, Friday, 11.30am on Channel 8.

Photos: Instagram/Sheila Sim

Jolin Tsai’s new ‘iguana-style updo’
Jolin Tsai’s new ‘iguana-style updo’
09 Nov 2018

Jolin Tsai’s new ‘iguana-style updo’

We’re having flashbacks of hit 90s J-drama Daughter of an Iguana with this picture of Jolin with an iguana perched on top of her head… Those claws are as vicious as they look. Jolin commented that the pose didn’t end on the right note and she made away with a couple scratches on her forehead and eyelid when they removed the lizard from her head…

Photo: Instagram/Jolin Tsai

G.E.M.’s fangirl moment with Lionel Richie at the Breakthrough Awards
G.E.M.’s fangirl moment with Lionel Richie at the Breakthrough Awards
09 Nov 2018

G.E.M.’s fangirl moment with Lionel Richie at the Breakthrough Awards

G.E.M got up close and personal with some really, really big stars at the 2019 Breakthrough Prize ceremony where scientists and celebrities are gathered together under one roof to honour the best in the field. G.E.M was there to perform an original composition and got to rub shoulders with her childhood idol Lionel Richie, Hollywood actors Orlando Bloom, Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan, to name a few.

Photos: Instagram/G.E.M

Tong Bing Yu hangs out with fellow actors at the Asia-America Film Awards
Tong Bing Yu hangs out with fellow actors at the Asia-America Film Awards
09 Nov 2018

Tong Bing Yu hangs out with fellow actors at the Asia-America Film Awards

In another awards ceremony – the 14th annual Chinese American Film Festival held a few weeks back, Bing Yu got to catch up with former colleague and Malaysian homie Lawrence Wong and Story of Yanxi Palace lead actress Qin Lan at the event. She also walked home with an award in the bag – the Breakthrough Performing Actress award for her role in A Stolen Life.

Photos: Instagram/Tong Bing Yu

Crazy Rich Asians bag its first gong for Best Ensemble Cast
Crazy Rich Asians bag its first gong for Best Ensemble Cast
09 Nov 2018

Crazy Rich Asians bag its first gong for Best Ensemble Cast

Crazy Rich Asians is on a roll – and awards season has barely begun. The cast picked up the Breakout Ensemble Award at the recent Hollywood Awards for being the coolest—all Asian—motley crew ever introduced in Hollywood (PS: we added the last bit ourselves). Congrats!

Photo: Instagram/Henry Golding

Myolie Wu’s son takes his first-ever plane ride
Myolie Wu’s son takes his first-ever plane ride
09 Nov 2018

Myolie Wu’s son takes his first-ever plane ride

Up, up, and away! For her final birthday as a 30-something-year-old, Myolie took off for the Maldives with her husband – and baby son in tow, for a weekend of R&R (rest and relaxation). Coincidentally, this is also baby Lee’s first plane ride and overseas trip (Macau’s not counted lah!)

Photos: Instagram/Myolie Wu

Former Star Search winners spotted at the SPOP SING! final
Former Star Search winners spotted at the SPOP SING! final
09 Nov 2018

Former Star Search winners spotted at the SPOP SING! final

Spotted: lovebirds Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin having a ball of time – and simple enjoying each other’s company at the Padang, where the grand finals was held last Sunday. Jeffrey promptly went back to JB afterwards, where he is currently filming the remake of The Little Nyonya.

Photos: Instagram/Jeffrey Xu, Felicia Chin

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Money No Enough actors reunite at a special screening of the movie
Money No Enough actors reunite at a special screening of the movie
09 Nov 2018

Money No Enough actors reunite at a special screening of the movie

Jack Neo, Henry Thia and Mark Lee have all gotten older, but it looks like they still have no money sense. Their wallets are just as empty—or even emptier—than before. But what really caught out eye was not the stark black leather wallets, but a comment made by a fan who had asked for a sequel of the movie to be made. Jack replied, “Of course, thank you for the support.”

Take heart, at least there’s ‘Enough Money for a Reunion’.

Photo: Instagram/Jack Neo

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