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
14 Jun 2019

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

Over the past week on social media, we saw: Old is Gold stars Chantalle Ng and Edwin Goh making a cute wedding couple, Carrie Wong and boyfriend Boris Lin jetting off for a romantic holiday, Jackie Chan and Jay Chou being the epic combination we never knew we needed, Jayley Woo being a very brave girl, and much, much more.

Benjamin Heng's wife passed away
Benjamin Heng's wife passed away
16 Jun 2019

Benjamin Heng's wife passed away

 

On June 16, the local actor and FLY Entertainment artiste uploaded a post on Instagram sharing that his wife Michelle had passed away in her sleep the previous morning. He also added the wake will be held at 510 Bukit Batok Street 52 until the morning of June 18, after which the cortège will proceed to Mandai Crematorium at 8am, followed by the cremation at 9am at Hall 3.

"You're in a better place now... But you will always hold a special place in [our daughter] Sophie's & my heart... We love you & miss you dearly! Our princess keeps asking why? Come visit in her dreams... Meanwhile rest well... Sophie said u appeared in her dreams last night! Don't stop okie? (sic)" he wrote in his caption.

Many people, including other celebrities, flocked to leave their condolence messages in the comments section, including JJ Lin, Zoe Tay, Michelle Chong, Zhu Houren, Florence Tan, and more.

Our deepest condolences to Benjamin and his family.

Photos: Instagram/Benjamin Heng

Chantalle Ng and Edwin Goh got hitched
Chantalle Ng and Edwin Goh got hitched
14 Jun 2019

Chantalle Ng and Edwin Goh got hitched

In their new drama Old is Gold, that is (don’t worry, Chantalle didn’t deliberately disobey her mum Lin Meijiao). The young actors filmed a wedding scene for their characters earlier this week and received a barrage of congratulatory comments on their respective posts despite their cheeky captions and hashtags for the show (although we’re quite sure their fellow artistes were just kidding as well). Either way, the two of them do make a cute couple, don’t they?

Photos: Instagram/Chantalle Ng, Edwin Goh

Jay Chou wished success for Jackie Chan’s new album
Jay Chou wished success for Jackie Chan’s new album
14 Jun 2019

Jay Chou wished success for Jackie Chan’s new album

Now this is an epic combination we never knew we needed until now. Jackie has released his first album in 17 years, and the new record contains a track that was composed by Jay. The latter shared a photo of the two of them drinking tea earlier this week, and wished Jackie’s new album great success.

Photo: Instagram/Jay Chou

Kate Pang revealed how Andie Chen convinced Aden to let them kiss
Kate Pang revealed how Andie Chen convinced Aden to let them kiss
14 Jun 2019

Kate Pang revealed how Andie Chen convinced Aden to let them kiss

According to the actress, her son used to get angry whenever she and her hubby Andie dared to smooch in front of him, and would try to come between them or block Kate’s mouth with his hand. So how is this photo possible? Well, it’s all thanks to an obviously very convincing conversation Andie had with Aden that went something like this:

Andie: Do you want mum and dad to divorce?

Aden: What is “divorce”?

Andie: It’s when we no longer love each other and no longer want to be together.

Aden: I don’t want that.

Andie: If mum and dad stop hugging and kissing, we will eventually get divorced.

From then on, not only did Aden allow his folks to lock lips, he seems extremely pleased to see them do it, judging from the hilarious little grin on his face here. Good job, Andie.

Photo: Instagram/Kate Pang

Joanne Peh rubbed shoulders with Yang Mi in Milan
Joanne Peh rubbed shoulders with Yang Mi in Milan
15 Jun 2019

Joanne Peh rubbed shoulders with Yang Mi in Milan

Joanne left her hubby and kids at home to enjoy a night of glitz and glamour at a beauty event in Milan, Italy, where she got to meet and snap a pic with Chinese actress Yang Mi.

Photo: Instagram/Joanne Peh

BTS shared #throwback photos to mark their 6th anniversary
BTS shared #throwback photos to mark their 6th anniversary
14 Jun 2019

BTS shared #throwback photos to mark their 6th anniversary

It’s been one insane ride for the K-pop super-group ever since their debut on June 13, 2013, and while they are frequently labelled as the world’s biggest boy band these days, that certainly has not stopped them from looking back at their humble beginnings and sharing it with the world, no matter how unglamorous the pictures might be. Happy anniversary, BTS!

Photos: Twitter/BTS

Zoe Tay holidayed with her family in the Maldives
Zoe Tay holidayed with her family in the Maldives
15 Jun 2019

Zoe Tay holidayed with her family in the Maldives

Ah Jie has been filling her Instagram (both the main feed and Stories) with gorgeous shots from her vacation in the picturesque Maldives since last week, but this one of her smooching her youngest son Nathan, in front of blue skies and crystal clear waters, is definitely our favourite.

Photo: Instagram/Zoe Tay

Constance Song jetted off somewhere with her daughter…
Constance Song jetted off somewhere with her daughter…
14 Jun 2019

Constance Song jetted off somewhere with her daughter…

Just a month after their getaway in Australia, the actress and her little girl found themselves at Changi Airport again, ready to embark on their next big adventure overseas.

Photo: Instagram/Constance Song

… while Carrie Wong jetted off for a holiday with her boyfriend
… while Carrie Wong jetted off for a holiday with her boyfriend
14 Jun 2019

… while Carrie Wong jetted off for a holiday with her boyfriend

It’s been a while since we saw updates from the actress or her beau Boris Lin ever since that saga we shall not elaborate on, but earlier this week, that short social media hiatus was broken when the latter posted a photo of him and Carrie getting comfy in business class, about to be transported to a then-unknown location.

We eventually learned that the lovebirds had gone to Australia, where they visited various landmarks, chilled out at cafes, and went for K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s concert.

Photos: Instagram/Carrie Wong, Boris Lin

BLACKPINK’s Rosé thanked Melbourne fans for the warm welcome home
BLACKPINK’s Rosé thanked Melbourne fans for the warm welcome home
14 Jun 2019

BLACKPINK’s Rosé thanked Melbourne fans for the warm welcome home

BLACKPINK’s tour stop at Melbourne, Australia was extra special to member Rosé as the New Zealand-born star grew up in the city. After the show ended, she took to Instagram Stories to share about how touched and “all teary eyed” she was to be welcomed back home. “I love you a trillion times to the moon and back… and I am so grateful to have u (sic) guys as my fans”, she gushed.

Photos: Instagram/Rosé

Romeo Tan posted a glittery, nostalgic #throwback
Romeo Tan posted a glittery, nostalgic #throwback
15 Jun 2019

Romeo Tan posted a glittery, nostalgic #throwback

OMG, remember when neoprints were all the rage!? Those garish colours, blinding sparkles, outrageous stickers, and of course, a bunch of friends squeezing inside a booth happily sporting early-to-mid-2000s makeup and fashion. Good times.

The actor also shared a less glamorous passport picture of himself wearing glasses that pretty much everyone owned back then, which also provided a hefty dose of nostalgia.

Photos: Instagram/Romeo Tan

Desmond Tan settled into his new [temporary] home in Taipei
Desmond Tan settled into his new [temporary] home in Taipei
14 Jun 2019

Desmond Tan settled into his new [temporary] home in Taipei

Filming for Taiwan-Singapore co-production All is Well may have wrapped, but Desmond and the city Taipei clearly have not seen the last of each other. Earlier this week, the actor shared some photos of what he called his “home for the next [three] months”, plus a “survival kit” of various necessities from his good friend.

As for what it is exactly he’s there for… well, guess we’ll just have to wait to find out.

Photos: Instagram/Desmond Tan

Elvin Ng transformed into a period drama-esque "oppa" in Seoul
Elvin Ng transformed into a period drama-esque "oppa" in Seoul
15 Jun 2019

Elvin Ng transformed into a period drama-esque "oppa" in Seoul

Is it any surprise that the actor looks good in traditional Korean attire? Elvin was in Seoul to film Hokkien variety show Happy-Go-Lucky this week and met with acclaimed hanbok designer Park Sul Nyeo, who has dressed many celebrities.

Photos: Instagram/Elvin Ng, Park Sul Nyeo

Charmaine Sheh unveiled her new swimsuit collection
Charmaine Sheh unveiled her new swimsuit collection
14 Jun 2019

Charmaine Sheh unveiled her new swimsuit collection

Following the launch of her own cosmetics brand Sh, the entrepreneurial Story of Yanxi Palace actress went on to venture into fashion as she collaborated with Hong Kong athleisure brand Gourami to release a line of very cute swimsuits. Don’t they look perfect for some A-game poolside #OOTD shots?

Photos: Instagram/Charmaine Sheh

Jayley Woo plucked up the courage to watch Aloysius Pang’s last drama
Jayley Woo plucked up the courage to watch Aloysius Pang’s last drama
14 Jun 2019

Jayley Woo plucked up the courage to watch Aloysius Pang’s last drama

A private screening for From Beijing to Moscow was held on Tuesday, and Jayley was among those who managed to get a first look at the upcoming Toggle Originals series, the last project her late boyfriend Aloysius filmed before his passing earlier this year.

“I finally plucked up the courage to see you today,” she wrote in a moving tribute on her Instagram page. “I really love you, you know that? I really want to hold you, see you, and tell you so many things that I can’t tell anyone else… Wait for me, I know we will see each other again one day.”

Photo: Instagram/Jayley Woo

Edmund Chen tried to replicate that famous ‘The Sound of Music’ scene
Edmund Chen tried to replicate that famous ‘The Sound of Music’ scene
14 Jun 2019

Edmund Chen tried to replicate that famous ‘The Sound of Music’ scene

Edmund and kids Chen Yixi and Chen Yixin embarked on a European tour earlier this week and their journey has brought them to history-rich cities like Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg, where the classic movie The Sound of Music was filmed. It looks like Edmund couldn’t resist replicating the famous opening scene where Julie Andrews spins around in an open field with those gorgeous mountains in the backdrop before going, “The hills are aliiiiiive…”

Photos: Instagram/Edmund Chen

Romeo Tan celebrated his nephew’s birthday…
Romeo Tan celebrated his nephew’s birthday…
14 Jun 2019

Romeo Tan celebrated his nephew’s birthday…

Romeo’s nephew Skyler celebrated his 8th birthday on Monday, and the adoring uncle dedicated a short and simple but super sweet post to him. Doesn’t that picture of the actor planting a kiss on the little boy’s cheek make you go “awww”?

Photos: Instagram/Romeo Tan

...while Elvin Ng just proudly showed off his nephew
...while Elvin Ng just proudly showed off his nephew
14 Jun 2019

...while Elvin Ng just proudly showed off his nephew

Is it just us, or does Elvin’s caption “Hey #Pehpeh, I’ve been out for more than a month now but I can count the number of times I’ve seen you with my little fingers! (sic)” sound like a subtle lament about not getting to see #BabyReyner more often? Can’t say we blame him though, look at that tiny handsome fella! And well, Elvin has been busy travelling for work a lot lately.

Photos: Instagram/Elvin Ng

Alyssa Chia’s eldest daughter had her graduation ceremony
Alyssa Chia’s eldest daughter had her graduation ceremony
14 Jun 2019

Alyssa Chia’s eldest daughter had her graduation ceremony

Angel Sun, a student at Concordia International School Shanghai, graduated from middle school last Wednesday, and it was nice to see her mum Alyssa, stepdad Xiu Jie Kai, and biological father Sun Zihao (whom Alyssa divorced in 2010) all being there to celebrate the happy milestone together with her.

“The mix of emotions that I felt today was really overwhelming,” Alyssa wrote on Instagram. “14 years ago, my eldest daughter was born and my life changed dramatically. I learned what unconditional love is because of her (…) Today is Angel’s graduation ceremony! Unconditional love gathered all of us here today. I’m thankful to my past, which has given me the beautiful life that I have now.”

Congrats, Angel!

Photos: Instagram/Alyssa Chia

Lai Guan Lin and Park Ji Hoon were reunited
Lai Guan Lin and Park Ji Hoon were reunited
14 Jun 2019

Lai Guan Lin and Park Ji Hoon were reunited

The 2019 Asia Model Awards ceremony was held in Seoul last week, and who should it bring together but the two former Wanna One members, who were each conferred different awards. What’s more, Ji Hoon shared that he and Guan Lin both miss their ex-bandmates during his acceptance speech. We’re sure Wannables are looking forward to the day they get to see their boys all together again.

Photo: Instagram/Lai Guan Lin

Yvonne Lim and her gal pals celebrated Fish Leong’s birthday
Yvonne Lim and her gal pals celebrated Fish Leong’s birthday
14 Jun 2019

Yvonne Lim and her gal pals celebrated Fish Leong’s birthday

Fish’s actual birthday is today (happy birthday!), but the singer’s dear friends, including Yvonne and Christine Fan, already got together to celebrate the occasion with her last Wednesday. “When you are well liked and loved, everyone makes an effort to celebrate your birthday (sic)”, Yvonne wrote on Instagram. Awww...

Photos: Instagram/Yvonne Lim

2PM sent Chansung off to the army
2PM sent Chansung off to the army
14 Jun 2019

2PM sent Chansung off to the army

Yet another male idol has enlisted for his mandatory military service. On Tuesday, 2PM’s Chansung became the latest and last member to join the army after Taecyeon (who was discharged in May), Jun. K, Wooyoung, and Junho (Nichkhun was exempted from serving in his home country Thailand).

On the day of his enlistment, the official 2PM Twitter page and Nichkhun’s Instagram account were updated with two adorable picture of Taecyeon, Jun. K, and Nichkhun sending their group’s youngest off to the army. Have a safe service, Chansung!

Photos: Twitter/2PM, Instagram/Nichkhun

Goo Hara updated Instagram for the first time since her hospitalisation
Goo Hara updated Instagram for the first time since her hospitalisation
14 Jun 2019

Goo Hara updated Instagram for the first time since her hospitalisation

KARA may have disbanded, but June 11 remains an important date to the group and their fans as it was officially declared as Kamilia Day (Kamilia is the official fandom name) in 2011. To mark the special day, Hara took to social media to post a simple handwritten message for her followers. This was the first time she had updated Instagram since being hospitalised following a suicide attempt last month.

While we - like many fans - were glad to hear from her again, we are really hoping that she’s getting all the help and support she needs during this period.

Photo: Instagram/Goo Hara

Jay Park and Yuna hung out in the studio
Jay Park and Yuna hung out in the studio
14 Jun 2019

Jay Park and Yuna hung out in the studio

Malaysian singer Yuna is set to drop her new album Rouge next month and the record will feature a long and exciting list of collaborations, including a track called ‘Does She’ with the K-pop bad boy. Earlier this week, the pair posted photos of themselves in a recording studio, and although they didn’t really specify what they were up to (Jay commented, “What are we scheming? The world will never know”), it’s safe to assume that it probably has something to do with that new song of theirs. Who’s excited?

Photos: Instagram/Jay Park, Yuna

Kim Jong Kook was surprised by Paul Pogba
Kim Jong Kook was surprised by Paul Pogba
14 Jun 2019

Kim Jong Kook was surprised by Paul Pogba

Manchester United player Paul Pogba was in Seoul recently to attend an Adidas event, and Jong Kook had the chance to meet and take a very happy-looking wefie with him. In the Running Man star’s caption, he couldn’t help but marvel over how “surprisingly” humble and down-to-earth Paul was in person, and seemed impressed with the fact that he travels with his mother too (which seems like a surefire way to get into Jong Kook’s good books).

Photo: Instagram/Kim Jong Kook

Pan Ling Ling fed animals in Bangkok
Pan Ling Ling fed animals in Bangkok
14 Jun 2019

Pan Ling Ling fed animals in Bangkok

Ling Ling and hubby Huang Shi Nan were holidaying in Bangkok this week and part of their itinerary involved feeding lion and tiger cubs, as well as very hungry giraffes, at Safari World. “Why don’t you ever get full?” the actress wrote in the caption of her giraffe-feeding clip. With two teenage sons, you’d think she’d be used to creatures like that by now.

Photos: Instagram/Pan Ling Ling

Sonia Chew announced her first F&B venture
Sonia Chew announced her first F&B venture
14 Jun 2019

Sonia Chew announced her first F&B venture

The 987FM DJ has teamed up with the owners of Roast Paradise and IZY Dining and Bar to launch IZY FOOK, a new modern bar and restaurant that serves local hawker faves in the Japanese izakaya style.

“This is my first F&B venture. I’m excited, yet nervous - but THRILLED. You know how particular I am when it comes to food, drinks and hangout spots. Months of planning and refining have come down to this. Expect delicious local favourites paired with killaaaa cocktails and sake (sic)”, she wrote on Instagram, adding that she will be visiting the joint as often as she can (so you know where to go if you want to say hi to her).

Photo: Instagram/Sonia Chew

Shaun Chen’s wife showed off her strength
Shaun Chen’s wife showed off her strength
14 Jun 2019

Shaun Chen’s wife showed off her strength

Don’t let Celine Chin’s slim physique fool you: she can easily give her hubby a piggyback ride and still keep a grin on her face while doing it. “My wife is a power girl!” Shaun gushed in his caption, clearly super proud of his superhero-like missus.

Photos: Instagram/Shaun Chen

Janet Hsieh gave us a glimpse of #mommylife
Janet Hsieh gave us a glimpse of #mommylife
14 Jun 2019

Janet Hsieh gave us a glimpse of #mommylife

We’re sure parents - and “paw-rents” - everywhere can relate to this phenomenon of waking up to discover your kid - furry or otherwise - splayed across your face. It may not be very pleasant for them, but it’s highly amusing and adorable to the rest of us watching.

Photos: Instagram/Janet Hsieh

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