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
23 Nov 2018

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

Love was in the air on our social media feed over the past seven days, with everything from a 22-year wedding anniversary to a couple of onscreen weddings to a long-awaited wedding shoot. We also enjoyed some really cool star collisions, birthday bashes, plus an exciting – and humorous – announcement from a cheeky Mandopop king.

Read on for more!

Carrie Wong’s first time in a wedding gown
Carrie Wong’s first time in a wedding gown
23 Nov 2018

Carrie Wong’s first time in a wedding gown

Before anyone freaks out at another surprise romance announcement, Carrie and Elvin Ng are decked out in bride-and-groom garb for their new drama Hello Miss Driver. According to Elvin’s caption, Carrie told him that this is her first time in a wedding dress, and he has the honour of being the groom for the “milestone”.

Photo: Instagram/Elvin Ng, Starstylistmediacorp

Chen Xiuhuan celebrates 22nd wedding anniversary
Chen Xiuhuan celebrates 22nd wedding anniversary
23 Nov 2018

Chen Xiuhuan celebrates 22nd wedding anniversary

On Tuesday, the actress shared two lovely photographs from her and her husband’s wedding shoot in Taiwan 22 years ago, and mused about the storms they’ve weathered and bittersweet moments they’ve shared as a couple.

It’s always so nice to see a love that’s going strong, especially after knowing that they faced some difficulties along the way. Congrats to Xiuhuan and Mr. Tsai, and here's to many more happy years ahead!

Photos: Instagram/Chen Xiuhuan

Rui En rocks a wedding gown again
Rui En rocks a wedding gown again
23 Nov 2018

Rui En rocks a wedding gown again

Also looking stunning in bridal attire - although not for the first time - was Rui En, who was a vision in white for her onscreen wedding shoot with James Seah for Hello From The Other Side.

Photo: Instagram/Starstylistmediacorp

Alyssa Chia, Xiu Jie Kai share their wedding photos
Alyssa Chia, Xiu Jie Kai share their wedding photos
23 Nov 2018

Alyssa Chia, Xiu Jie Kai share their wedding photos

Bubu and Bobo's parents are finally set to have a proper wedding ceremony in Bali today (Nov 25), over three years after they registered their marriage.

On Thursday, the couple shared two lovely pictures from their wedding photo shoot in France, writing, “[At] this stop, we have chosen to capture our most beautiful moments in Paris which is filled with sweet memories… [We’ve] once said we are always working hard on creating beautiful memories! We have done that in Paris and the next stop is…”

Photos: Instagram/Xiu Jie Kai

Local stars hang out with David Beckham in Singapore
Local stars hang out with David Beckham in Singapore
23 Nov 2018

Local stars hang out with David Beckham in Singapore

The soccer legend was in town to attend a luxury watch brand event, and several of our own artistes were fortunate enough to be invited to take a picture with him. Needless to say, their followers and commenters were extremely green with envy.

Photos: Instagram/Shane Pow, Tong Bingyu, Xu Bin

Chew Chor Meng spends his birthday doing good
Chew Chor Meng spends his birthday doing good
23 Nov 2018

Chew Chor Meng spends his birthday doing good

“It is more blessed to give than to receive”, wrote the veteran actor and food empire towkay, who spent a meaningful 50th birthday (nope, not 51st like it says online, apparently) on Tuesday at Anglican Care Centre with his 888 Mookata team distributing food and spending time with the residents there.

Of course, Chor Meng was on the receiving end of love as well when a big bunch of his friends and co-stars gathered to celebrate his birthday with a cake, balloons, and one huge bottle of booze.

Photos: Instagram/888 Mookata, He Ying Ying

Charlene Choi gets smothered in birthday kisses
Charlene Choi gets smothered in birthday kisses
23 Nov 2018

Charlene Choi gets smothered in birthday kisses

Also getting lots of birthday love was the Twins singer, who turned 36 on Thursday. The day before her actual birthday, she received a cake from her pals Joey Yung, Kenny Kwan, Yumiko Cheng and Steven Cheung. Judging from her police uniform and lanyard, Charlene looked to be in the middle of filming a drama, most likely Police Tactical Unit.

Photos: Instagram/Charlene Choi

Kevin Cheng, Grace Chan expecting first child
Kevin Cheng, Grace Chan expecting first child
23 Nov 2018

Kevin Cheng, Grace Chan expecting first child

It looks like the couple got busy not long after their Bali wedding. On Thursday, Kevin and Grace posted the same photo on their respective Instagram pages with statements in Chinese and English, announcing that they are having a baby. “Though we have so much to learn about being parents, we promise to do our very best to take care of the newest addition to our family!” wrote Grace.

Congrats!

Photo: Instagram/Kevin Cheng

Donnie Yen, Jet Li wrap up filming for ‘Mulan’
Donnie Yen, Jet Li wrap up filming for ‘Mulan’
23 Nov 2018

Donnie Yen, Jet Li wrap up filming for ‘Mulan’

This is too much badassery for anyone to handle in one photo. According to Donnie’s caption, the martial arts legends finished shooting their scenes for the highly anticipated live-action version of Mulan on the same day, and so of course they had to “celebrate” with a wefie.

“Known Jet for nearly 40 years, very happy and blessed to worked together for our fourth time and wrapped on the same day!!! (sic)” wrote Donnie. Is it just us, or is anyone else even more hyped up for the release of the film?

Photo: Instagram/Donnie Yen

Gillian Chung embarks on pre-wedding weight loss journey
Gillian Chung embarks on pre-wedding weight loss journey
23 Nov 2018

Gillian Chung embarks on pre-wedding weight loss journey

With about a month to go before the Twins singer’s nuptials to doctor Michael Lai, Gillian has been working hard to ensure that she looks in tip-top shape when she officially becomes a married woman. She shared that she intends to lose 5 to 6 kilograms before the big day, which she’s been doing so by working out and eating clean. Jiayou!

Photos: Instagram/Gillian Chung

Jay Chou to join Vin Diesel in fourth ‘xXx’ movie
Jay Chou to join Vin Diesel in fourth ‘xXx’ movie
23 Nov 2018

Jay Chou to join Vin Diesel in fourth ‘xXx’ movie

The Mandopop king is set to add another Hollywood title to his filmography. On Wednesday, it was announced that Jay has joined the cast of xXx 4 alongside franchise star Vin Diesel.

Shortly after the news broke, Jay posted a screenshot of the article on Instagram and wrote in English, “Time to quit the bubble tea and hit the gym again! The movie is gonna be super exciting!” We suppose that means we can probably look forward to the return of his abs.

Photo: Instagram/Jay Chou

Liza Wang continues her trending social media habit
Liza Wang continues her trending social media habit
23 Nov 2018

Liza Wang continues her trending social media habit

It looks like the veteran actress has no intention of putting her red-inked virtual brush strokes to rest, using it on more of her updates this week, from wishing her followers a simple “good afternoon” to pointing out her recent flu jab.

Photos: Instagram/Liza Wang

Miriam Yeung, Charlene Choi pull a “Liza” on Instagram
Miriam Yeung, Charlene Choi pull a “Liza” on Instagram
23 Nov 2018

Miriam Yeung, Charlene Choi pull a “Liza” on Instagram

Earlier this week, 71-year-old Liza Wang created an online buzz with the way she “tags” people in her Instagram posts, namely, by scribbling all over her pictures. And it looks like her fellow artistes are catching on to the trend, with folks like Miriam and Charlene doing the exact same thing on their posts.

Who said you can’t be an influencer in your 70s?

Photos: Instagram/Miriam Yeung, Charlene Choi

Michelle Yeoh has a blast at the Governors Awards
Michelle Yeoh has a blast at the Governors Awards
23 Nov 2018

Michelle Yeoh has a blast at the Governors Awards

The prestigious awards ceremony, where honorary Oscars are given out, was held on Sunday night in Hollywood (which is Monday morning Singapore time), and Crazy Rich Asians goddesses Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan and Lisa Lu were invited to attend.

Michelle in particular seemed to have a whale of a time at the event, judging from the photos she shared on Instagram. There’s an adorable one of her laughing at something with the legendary Clint Eastwood, as well as pictures with Black Panther stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. Too cool.

Photos: Instagram/Michelle Yeoh

Rain embraces the pimple patch
Rain embraces the pimple patch
23 Nov 2018

Rain embraces the pimple patch

Kudos to the Korean star for #keepingitreal and not editing out the very visible acne sticker on his face. We would never dare to do the same, and we don’t even have close to a million followers like he does.

Photos: Instagram/Rain

Stars shine at Cartier event
Stars shine at Cartier event
24 Nov 2018

Stars shine at Cartier event

Just as dazzling as the jewels at the French brand's boutique opening on Friday night were the celebrities in attendance, which included Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Rui En, Rebecca Lim, Sheila Sim, and, yes, Rain oppa himself (those selfies of him with the pimple patch on the plane was taken on his flight here to Singapore).

Photos: Instagram/Hype Records, The Celebrity Agency, Zoe Tay

Cheryl Wee explains choice behind hiding son’s face
Cheryl Wee explains choice behind hiding son’s face
23 Nov 2018

Cheryl Wee explains choice behind hiding son’s face

The actress-entrepreneur may have been very upfront about her pregnancy journey, but she generally refrains from exposing her baby boy Marc’s front view too much.

In a post on Thursday, she shared that she’s been asked about this secrecy a lot, and even gotten criticised for a seemingly simple and innocuous decision. “From my humble perspective, we’re not at all trying to be atas (high class) or elusive. It’s a personal preference and choosing to be private at times”, she wrote. “Whether we choose to post or not, I find it’s up to our discretion. It’s really a personal choice of what I wanna share on my feed at that point in time, to share that moment of joy or thought. (sic)”

Her baby, her social media account, her rules. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Photo: Instagram/Cheryl Wee

Have some love from Rui En
Have some love from Rui En
23 Nov 2018

Have some love from Rui En

Awww, how cute is the actress? We are definitely digging Rui En’s more cheery and more smiley demeanour of late, which has been showing a lot on the set of Hello From The Other Side.

Photo: Instagram/Michelle Wong

Ariel Lin finally joins Instagram
Ariel Lin finally joins Instagram
23 Nov 2018

Ariel Lin finally joins Instagram

So uh, this week, we learned that the @missariellin Instagram page we have been following all this time is in fact not the actress’s official account (although it honestly makes us feel better that other celebs like Joseph Cheng and Kevin Tsai were “tricked” as well).

On Tuesday, Ariel posted her first photo on what is said to be her legit account, @linyichen.ariellin, followed by another picture (plus a declaration of “IG here I come!!!”) on Wednesday.

Welcome to Instagram, Ariel! Hope you get that coveted blue tick soon.

Photos: Instagram/Ariel Lin

Stefanie Sun shares sweet snap of kids
Stefanie Sun shares sweet snap of kids
23 Nov 2018

Stefanie Sun shares sweet snap of kids

Awww, would you look at this precious sibling moment between Stef’s son and baby daughter! “Although I haven’t been putting myself first, the smiles and hugs I get in return are priceless”, she gushed in her caption. We think a lot of other parents would share her sentiments.

Photo: Instagram/Stefanie Sun

Seungri and Jackson hang out (at the spa?)
Seungri and Jackson hang out (at the spa?)
23 Nov 2018

Seungri and Jackson hang out (at the spa?)

We’re honestly not very sure what the BIGBANG and GOT7 members are doing, hanging out in matching plain T-shirts and with towels on their heads, but it’s a pretty adorable sight nonetheless. Seungri even included a hashtag of a portmanteau of their names - “Jackseung” - in Korean.

Photo: Instagram/Seungri

Ann Kok finds a new household helper
Ann Kok finds a new household helper
23 Nov 2018

Ann Kok finds a new household helper

It’s not every day you see a kid so willing to wield a cleaning tool, but Ann’s little grandniece here seems to be having a blast with the mop. “I’ve been wanting to get a part time helper.. finally I found one (sic)”, Ann quipped. Can we borrow her to help with our chores too?

Photos: Instagram/Ann Kok

The Sam Willows member sets up record label
The Sam Willows member sets up record label
23 Nov 2018

The Sam Willows member sets up record label

The Sam Willows’ Jon Chua is launching his own record label, called Zendyll Records, with a star-studded party on December 1. In his announcement post, he looked back at his journey as a musician, from shopping for guitar tab books at the bookstore to “[bombing] so hard” in his first talent competition to meeting his band mates and beyond.

He also shared that with Zendyll Records, he aims to help a new generation of artists “grow faster, in a short period of time”. “I’m excited for how far my journey has come, and even more excited for the journey ahead with the people around me.”

The Zendyll Records Launch Party is happening on December 1, 8pm at Kilo Lounge. Tickets are $25 each.

Photos: Instagram/Jon Chua

Andie Chen, Kate Pang release statement regarding…“scandal”
Andie Chen, Kate Pang release statement regarding…“scandal”
23 Nov 2018

Andie Chen, Kate Pang release statement regarding…“scandal”

About two weeks ago, Kate alleged that someone has been telling clients that she is not available to take on jobs (when she’s actually free), thus robbing her of many potential opportunities. Although she did not point a finger directly at anyone, she tagged Mediacorp and made it clear that she and her husband are no longer managed by them (which is a pretty strong hint).

On Friday morning, Mediacorp released a statement saying, “We have investigated the allegations thoroughly. There is no evidence of Mediacorp staff misinforming others about their availability. Nevertheless, we understand Kate’s and Andie’s concerns and appreciate their eventual efforts to directly address the matter with us. We’ve had an open and constructive discussion with them and trust we’ve allayed their concerns. We have worked well with Kate and Andie on many projects through the years and look forward to our future collaborations. Andie will be appearing in an exciting pugilistic drama that starts production in a few weeks. You’ll be hearing more about the series soon!”

Kate and Andie also posted their own statements on their respective pages: “We want to thank Mediacorp’s management for taking the time and effort to understand and investigate the matter. We respect the results of their investigation and we look forward to working together on future projects.”

Er, all’s well that ends well, we guess?

Photos: Instagram/Andie Chen, Kate Pang

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