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
01 Dec 2019

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

This week, we saw an influx of our local celebrities dressed up in period costumes, as well as many more gatherings and dinner dates. In more somber news, both local and Taiwanese celebrities mourned the untimely passing of a star who unfortunately left our world way too soon.

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Frozen 2 hit theatres earlier this week, and these celebrity kids are more than ready for it
Frozen 2 hit theatres earlier this week, and these celebrity kids are more than ready for it
01 Dec 2019

Frozen 2 hit theatres earlier this week, and these celebrity kids are more than ready for it

Alyssa Chia’s two daughters, Bubu and Bobo, as well as Yvonne Lim’s AJ and Alexa sure look mighty cute in their best Frozen outfits, don’t they?

Photos: Alyssa Chia/Instagram, Yvonne Lim/Instagram

Andie Chen and Kate Pang celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary
Andie Chen and Kate Pang celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary
01 Dec 2019

Andie Chen and Kate Pang celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary

On the couple’s special day, Andie posted a touching dedication to Kate on his Instagram, writing, "6 years ago, I nonchalantly decided to get married. That moment is a turning point in my life. This marriage and family have taught me, self-worth, Loyalty, kindness, compassion, duty, generosity and much more.”

"Every year on this day, I am reminded that I would have only been a fraction of the man I am today without you. Thank you for enabling and empowering me with your actions and blind faith. I promise to always put you as my priority and I will never stop improving as a husband and father.”

Happy anniversary you guys!

Photos: Andie Chen/Instagram

Dennis Chew introduces Rui En to the world of ‘branded steamboat’
Dennis Chew introduces Rui En to the world of ‘branded steamboat’
01 Dec 2019

Dennis Chew introduces Rui En to the world of ‘branded steamboat’

Nothing beats the winning combination of good food and good company, we bet. But of course, a heaping serving of freshly-pulled noodles can’t hurt either.

Photo: Dennis Chew/Instagram

An early bedtime? Nope, not Shen Momo’s thing, apparently
An early bedtime? Nope, not Shen Momo’s thing, apparently
01 Dec 2019

An early bedtime? Nope, not Shen Momo’s thing, apparently

As Alfred Sim shared in his caption, little Momo’s the most energetic right before his bedtime every night. The cherry on top is definitely the video Alfred added, which shows the two-year-old rocking out to ‘Baby Shark’ in his Woody cowboy pyjamas.

Photos: Alfred Sim/Instagram

Ella Chen and her son join our list of dancing toddlers this week
Ella Chen and her son join our list of dancing toddlers this week
01 Dec 2019

Ella Chen and her son join our list of dancing toddlers this week

There’s nothing a little dancing can’t fix, and watching Ella and her son Jinbao’s little dance-off was the perfect mood lifter.

Photos: Ella Chen/Instagram

Godfrey Gao passes away aged 35, after collapsing during filming
Godfrey Gao passes away aged 35, after collapsing during filming
01 Dec 2019

Godfrey Gao passes away aged 35, after collapsing during filming

The actor collapsed in the wee hours of the morning on Nov 27 while filming a new episode of Chinese variety show Chase Me. It was reported that his “heart had stopped for 3 minutes” after his collapse. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he could not be resuscitated upon arrival, and he passed away later that day.

Since then, there has been an outpouring of tributes to the actor on social media, with celebrities who’ve worked together with Godfrey praising his kindness and professionalism. Local actress Sheila Sim also shared a picture taken together with Godfrey on her Instagram, expressing her devastation.

Local actress Sora Ma then reposted a picture calling for more regulation when it comes to filming hours in the entertainment industry, pushing for a maximum of 12 straight hours of filming. Reports had shared that Godfrey had worked for “17 straight hours” prior to his demise, with other celebrities making posts calling out the unsafe working hours that are common in the industry.

Photos: Sheila Sim/Instagram, Sora Ma/Instagram

James Mao posts a touching tribute to Godfrey Gao
James Mao posts a touching tribute to Godfrey Gao
01 Dec 2019

James Mao posts a touching tribute to Godfrey Gao

Godfrey was set to be a groomsman at his good friend James’s wedding on Friday (Nov 29). Even though the late actor was unable to make it in person, a stunning rainbow showed up in the sky on the day of James’s wedding, which the groom took as a sign of his presence.

During the wedding dinner, a video celebrating the memory of Godfrey was also shown.

"Needless to say, he touched more hearts than one video can show, but we wanted last night to include a tribute to G, and that this would bring tears of joy that we celebrated such good times with our brother. May this video touch your hearts as much as it has ours,” James wrote in his caption, sharing the video in full on his Instagram page

Photos: James Mao/Instagram

Donnie Yen announces that he will be bidding goodbye to kungfu films
Donnie Yen announces that he will be bidding goodbye to kungfu films
01 Dec 2019

Donnie Yen announces that he will be bidding goodbye to kungfu films

Has it really been 11 years since the release of the first Ip Man movie? Sadly, we’ve since come to the end of the franchise, with the release of the final movie, Ip Man 4: The Finale, later this month. The martial arts star announced his retirement from kungfu films at the press conference for Ip Man 4: The Finale, sharing his desire to try his hand at other genres in the future.

Photos: Donnie Yen/Instagram

Chen Yixi heads off to the Philippines to experience the SEA games firsthand
Chen Yixi heads off to the Philippines to experience the SEA games firsthand
01 Dec 2019

Chen Yixi heads off to the Philippines to experience the SEA games firsthand

Yixi landed in the Philippines earlier this week to cover the SEA games as part of Team Singapore. We’re definitely looking forward to more updates as the games progress over the next week!

Photo: Chen Yixi/Instagram

Bryan Wong, Jeffrey Xu, Carrie Wong, and Xu Bin start filming in Hengdian, China
Bryan Wong, Jeffrey Xu, Carrie Wong, and Xu Bin start filming in Hengdian, China
01 Dec 2019

Bryan Wong, Jeffrey Xu, Carrie Wong, and Xu Bin start filming in Hengdian, China

Despite the cold weather, our local celebrities look perfectly at home even as they don their period costumes for filming all the way in Hengdian, China. We feel like we’ve been instantly transported back in time just by looking at their pictures.

Photos: Carrie Wong/Instagram, Bryan Wong/Instagram

Qi Yuwu spends his birthday filming for A Quest to Heal in Hengdian, China
Qi Yuwu spends his birthday filming for A Quest to Heal in Hengdian, China
01 Dec 2019

Qi Yuwu spends his birthday filming for A Quest to Heal in Hengdian, China

The actor sure looks regal in his Ming Dynasty outfit, doesn’t he? Though he made no mention of his birthday in his Instagram post, the comments section was soon filled with fans and fellow celebrities alike wishing Yuwu a happy 43rd birthday (his birthday falls on November 28).

Photos: Qi Yuwu/Instagram

Eleanor Lee marks the release of her single, ‘I'm Happy’
Eleanor Lee marks the release of her single, ‘I'm Happy’
01 Dec 2019

Eleanor Lee marks the release of her single, ‘I'm Happy’

The Mandarin single, which features lyrics written by the 20-year-old, is now available on all major streaming platforms.

Eleanor shared that the song is essentially a record of her growth over the past few years, and her journey to find happiness once more.

Photos: Eleanor Lee/Instagram

Christopher Lee and Zed have a teary reunion
Christopher Lee and Zed have a teary reunion
01 Dec 2019

Christopher Lee and Zed have a teary reunion

As Zed hugged his papa after Christopher’s return from a work trip, the five-year-old could be heard mumbling tearfully, “I was so bored”, a quiet admission of just how much he missed his dad.

Awww…​​​​​​​

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram

Cecilia Cheung tries out glow-in-the-dark dining in Singapore
Cecilia Cheung tries out glow-in-the-dark dining in Singapore
01 Dec 2019

Cecilia Cheung tries out glow-in-the-dark dining in Singapore

The actress is in town for a holiday with her sons. Apart from heading out to the usual tourist attractions, Cecilia also took the time to try out a truly unique dining experience, complete with glow-in-the-dark food and the most gorgeous aquarium view.

Photos: Cecilia Cheung/Instagram

Jeanette Aw holds a successful solo art exhibition in Tokyo
Jeanette Aw holds a successful solo art exhibition in Tokyo
01 Dec 2019

Jeanette Aw holds a successful solo art exhibition in Tokyo

The actress held an art exhibition and book launch in Tokyo earlier this week, promoting her book, Sol's World: Somebody to Love.

The exhibition was a great success, with fans flying in from various countries in order to view the special exhibition, as well as to get their hands on the Japan edition of Jeanette’s book.

Photos: Jeanette Aw

Michelle Chong shares that she was invited to be a juror for this year’s International Emmy Awards
Michelle Chong shares that she was invited to be a juror for this year’s International Emmy Awards
01 Dec 2019

Michelle Chong shares that she was invited to be a juror for this year’s International Emmy Awards

"Honoured to have been invited and served as a juror for the 2019 International Emmys. Watched so many riveting international drama series that my German, Polish, Dutch, Turkish, Spanish etc accents have improved tremendously (sic),” she joked in her caption.

The International Emmy Awards is an award bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of the best television programs initially produced and aired outside the United States.

Photo: Michelle Chong/Instagram

Joanne Peh holds a Thanksgiving gathering
Joanne Peh holds a Thanksgiving gathering
01 Dec 2019

Joanne Peh holds a Thanksgiving gathering

"They were the Last to arrive and Last to leave. I guess this group really paid tribute to Last Madame. They couldn’t bear to go. And even though one of them didn’t even bother making it, we still saved a spot for him anyway. That’s how much we love you (sic),” Joanne wrote in her caption. 

We’ve got to admit though, we only realised that Jeff was actually edited into the picture after reading Joanne’s caption. 

Photo: Joanne Peh/Instagram

Myolie Wu, Nancy Wu, Elaine Yiu, Selena Lee, and Paisley Hu’s “sister vacation”
Myolie Wu, Nancy Wu, Elaine Yiu, Selena Lee, and Paisley Hu’s “sister vacation”
01 Dec 2019

Myolie Wu, Nancy Wu, Elaine Yiu, Selena Lee, and Paisley Hu’s “sister vacation”

The actresses have always had a close relationship, often turning up at each other’s houses for gatherings and to celebrate birthdays.

This time, after more than a year of planning, the busy bees were able to align their schedules in order to jet off to the Maldives for a much-needed ‘sister vacation’. Unfortunately, fellow “sister” Mandy Wong was unable to join due to work.

"I feel like I’m still dreaming being in this magical place. We planned this trip to One of my favorite places on earth for almost a year. You can imagine how hard it would be to fit the busy schedules of these gals altogether, though it’s a pity that one is still missing, could someone please photoshop Her next to Nancy? (sic)” Myolie wrote in her caption, sharing that they were missing Mandy.

Photos: Myolie Wu/Instagram

Paige Chua reconnects with nature in Australia
Paige Chua reconnects with nature in Australia
01 Dec 2019

Paige Chua reconnects with nature in Australia

The actress went for a hike at the Porcupine Gorge National Park in Australia this week, where she set up camp for a night.

Sharing that the gorge is usually full, with strong currents during the rainy season, Paige revealed that she was able to see ”the gentle side of nature that is all embracing and beautiful,” as it’s currently the dry season.

Photos: Paige Chua/Instagram

Felicia Chin and Herman Keh try their hand at baking in preparation for an upcoming drama
Felicia Chin and Herman Keh try their hand at baking in preparation for an upcoming drama
01 Dec 2019

Felicia Chin and Herman Keh try their hand at baking in preparation for an upcoming drama

The duo, who is set to play the children of a baker in upcoming drama All Around You, paid a visit to a bakery to try their hand at making bread from scratch earlier this week.

Although Herman reported that the final product did not always end up quite as they expected, they seemed to have fun during the process — which is what’s most important anyway.

Photos: TCA/Instagram

Dee Hsu is brought to tears after receiving her daughter’s thoughtful gift
Dee Hsu is brought to tears after receiving her daughter’s thoughtful gift
01 Dec 2019

Dee Hsu is brought to tears after receiving her daughter’s thoughtful gift

The host’s second daughter, Lily, had a dinner celebration for her birthday last week… but Dee also received a present from the birthday girl.

“My second daughter gave me a carnation on her birthday, because she said that without me, she won’t exist! How did I manage to give birth to such a filial daughter!” Dee wrote in her caption.

Photo: Dee Hsu/Instagram

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