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

We round up the top celebrity snaps from the past seven days

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
04 Feb 2018

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

Some of the highlights we spotted on stars’ social media this past week include weddings (both hush-hush and over-the-top), a couple of double birthday celebrations, amusing antics from children and animals, and cool celebrity encounters (hey, famous people can fangirl/fanboy too!). Click through for more:

BIGBANG’s Taeyang is now a married man
BIGBANG’s Taeyang is now a married man
04 Feb 2018

BIGBANG’s Taeyang is now a married man

Those of us that weren’t invited to Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin’s hush-hush wedding yesterday (Feb 3) got a first look at their gorgeous nuptials – fun fact: they engaged the same designer who created the forest wedding scene in Twilight – via Suzan Lee, a designer and friend of the couple’s Instagram.

We love the look on Taeyang’s face: he looks absolutely proud and thrilled to be marrying the love of his life and the inspiration for his mega-hit song ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’. Congrats!

Photos: Suzan Lee/Instagram

Zoe Tay shows her scantily-clad self from the 90s
Zoe Tay shows her scantily-clad self from the 90s
04 Feb 2018

Zoe Tay shows her scantily-clad self from the 90s

We guess we wouldn’t be afraid to wear a bikini top as a “shirt” in New York if we were half as stunning as Ah Jie was in 1996 (or even right now at the fabulous age of 50). Zoe shared these #throwback pictures from her time in the Big Apple with celebrity stylist Jeremy Tan and Johnny Khoo, and briefly reminisced on all the good memories they shared there.

Photos: Zoe Tay/Instagram

Dennis Chew wishes his “little sister” happy birthday
Dennis Chew wishes his “little sister” happy birthday
04 Feb 2018

Dennis Chew wishes his “little sister” happy birthday

Rui En turned 37 last Monday (Jan 29) and her “big brother” Dennis shared a lovely pic from what looks like their New Zealand trip along with his well wishes. “Little sister! Wishing you a happy birthday! You are the most beautiful and most outstanding angel, which many people already know about”, he wrote, urging her to continue lighting up the world with her sunny, positive outlook on life. Awww, isn’t he the sweetest?

Photo: Dennis Chew/Instagram

Xu Bin shares extravagant wedding video
Xu Bin shares extravagant wedding video
04 Feb 2018

Xu Bin shares extravagant wedding video

No wonder the China banquets needed to take place three months after the one in Singapore: just check out how over-the-top the décor and everything else is! But you know what they say: if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And yes, we certainly did not miss out the brief glimpse of their gigantic sparkly rings at the end of the clip. Very shiny.

Photos: Xu Bin/Instagram

Aden Chen: expert spotlight stealer
Aden Chen: expert spotlight stealer
04 Feb 2018

Aden Chen: expert spotlight stealer

Who else laughed out loud at these hilarious screenshots of Aden – in a pink headband, no less – doing…whatever it is he’s doing while his clearly unimpressed dad Andie Chen is “just trying to game in peace”? Werk it, boy.

Photos: Andie Chen/Instagram

Jay Park meets Jay Z and Beyonce
Jay Park meets Jay Z and Beyonce
04 Feb 2018

Jay Park meets Jay Z and Beyonce

When we caught up with Jay Park at the Asia’s Got Talent judges’ reveal last year, the hip-hop star revealed that he had yet to meet Roc Nation boss Jay Z, despite having signed with the entertainment company a week earlier. But it was only a matter of time before their inevitable encounter, which finally happened last Sunday (Jan 28).

“The most swagged out man I've ever seen in my life (sic)”, wrote Jay in the caption of a photo of him looking chummy with the music mogul. Besides that, he also got to rub shoulders with Jay Z’s wife Beyonce, whom he rightfully dubbed “The Queen”. Needless to say, the snapshots caused a stir in the comments section among netizens.

Photos: Jay Park/Instagram

Desmond Ng activates his #fanboymode over Bii
Desmond Ng activates his #fanboymode over Bii
04 Feb 2018

Desmond Ng activates his #fanboymode over Bii

There was more fanboying on Desmond’s page when he met Korean-Taiwanese singer Bii. But wait a minute, this looks like it was taken at last year's Asian Television Awards in December, where Desmond was a presenter and Bii was one of the guest performers. What took him so long to post this?

Photo: Desmond Ng/Instagram

First-time nominees express their gratitude
First-time nominees express their gratitude
04 Feb 2018

First-time nominees express their gratitude

The nominations for this year’s Star Awards were released last week, and there are quite a number of new faces in various categories. After the news broke, some of the contenders took to their Instagram pages to express their thankfulness. “I'm a late bloomer but your encouragement made this journey more bearable”, wrote Desmond Tan, who is up for Best Actor for the first time in his decade-long career.

All the best, everyone!

Photos: Carrie Wong/Instagram, Desmond Tan/Instagram, Romeo Tan/Instagram, Shane Pow/Instagram

Jolin Tsai dresses her dog up
Jolin Tsai dresses her dog up
04 Feb 2018

Jolin Tsai dresses her dog up

We’re not sure what Jolin’s fluffy Bichon Frise did to deserve this, but we’re laughing along with the singer anyway. She even wrote in a hashtag, “I need to call the police, I can’t breathe!” We think the poofy pooch looks like it’s enjoying itself, though?

Photos: Jolin Tsai/Instagram

BTS’s Suga’s (reluctant?) cosplay
BTS’s Suga’s (reluctant?) cosplay
04 Feb 2018

BTS’s Suga’s (reluctant?) cosplay

As punishment for losing a game in a previous episode of their reality web series Run BTS!, rapper Suga had to dress up as Chimmy, a character from the K-pop group’s collaboration with LINE Friends, for the most recent episode. After the show was aired, this photo of him sitting gloomily in a corner was uploaded on their social media, drawing tickled responses from their amused followers.

Spoiler alert: he’ll have to dress up as another character, RJ, in an upcoming episode as he had to be punished again for losing another game. Just make Suga the official BT21 mascot already.

Photo: BTS/Twitter

Tabitha Nauser clubs with Seungri and Alan Walker
Tabitha Nauser clubs with Seungri and Alan Walker
04 Feb 2018

Tabitha Nauser clubs with Seungri and Alan Walker

The local singer was in Hong Kong to attend the launch of Liquid State, a new electronic dance label under Sony Music and Tencent Music, and was lucky enough to get to hang out with special guests, DJ Alan Walker and BIGBANG member Seungri, who also posted a picture on his own page with Alan, Nicholas Tse (whom he hashtagged as “#nicolelastse”, whatever that is) and Li Yuchun.

Hmmm, would it be too far-fetched to hope for a collaboration between all of them?

Photos: Tabitha Nauser/Instagram, Seungri/Instagram

SHINee’s Key shares tear-jerking picture
SHINee’s Key shares tear-jerking picture
04 Feb 2018

SHINee’s Key shares tear-jerking picture

The idol shared this heart-breaking photo with “a precious gift from Korea”, which was none other than his late bandmate Jonghyun’s posthumous album Poet | Artist. “Hyung (big brother), I love you so much, I miss you so much,” wrote Key. Sobs.

Photo: Key/Instagram

Bryan Wong and Zhu Hou Ren’s double birthday celebration
Bryan Wong and Zhu Hou Ren’s double birthday celebration
04 Feb 2018

Bryan Wong and Zhu Hou Ren’s double birthday celebration

The actors and Reach for the Skies stars share the same birthday of January 30 (Hou Ren turned 63 and Bryan turned 47), and their co-stars and managers threw them a joint celebration on their first day in the new studio with an enormous – and very delicious-looking – cake.

Photo: Kym Ng/Instagram, Zhu Hou Ren/Instagram

Sharon Au officially leaves Mediacorp
Sharon Au officially leaves Mediacorp
04 Feb 2018

Sharon Au officially leaves Mediacorp

After 22 years with Mediacorp, Sharon had her last day at the company on Thursday (Feb 1). “Thank you so much for sending me to school and seeing me through university. I cannot say enough how grateful I am for your scholarship. This is not goodbye never say never I believe I will be back again”, she wrote.

All the best in your future endeavours, Sharon!

Photo: Sharon Au/Instagram

Shaun Chen begins training for ‘Blessings 2’
Shaun Chen begins training for ‘Blessings 2’
04 Feb 2018

Shaun Chen begins training for ‘Blessings 2’

Filming for the sequel of Blessings is set to kick off very soon, and lead actor Shaun is already busy with the necessary preparations for his baker character. It looks like twisting and kneading the dough can be quite a workout – just look at how it brings out his biceps!

Photos: Shaun Chen/Instagram

Egan, the coolest celeb baby around
Egan, the coolest celeb baby around
04 Feb 2018

Egan, the coolest celeb baby around

Another week, another collection of adorable snapshots of Janet Hsieh and George Young’s son. “When you’re in (sunny) LA and remind your husband to make sure the baby is protected from the sun”, wrote Janet. He certainly looks protected…in style.

Photo: Janet Hsieh/Facebook

Sheila Sim parties with friends after her wedding
Sheila Sim parties with friends after her wedding
04 Feb 2018

Sheila Sim parties with friends after her wedding

A couple of days after she tied the knot with banker Deon Woo last weekend, the newlywed posted a bunch of chummy-looking snapshots with her celebrity friends at her wedding night party, which took place after the lunch banquet. Everyone certainly looks like they’re having a whale of a time, especially the bride herself.

Photos: Sheila Sim/Instagram

Are you in this picture?
Are you in this picture?
04 Feb 2018

Are you in this picture?

Super Junior finally posted the big group shot they took at last week’s Super Show in Singapore a few days ago. Can any of you ELF spot yourselves in the photo?

Photo: Super Junior/Instagram

Girls’ Generation reunites for Sooyoung’s birthday
Girls’ Generation reunites for Sooyoung’s birthday
04 Feb 2018

Girls’ Generation reunites for Sooyoung’s birthday

It honestly hadn’t really occurred to us that it’s been a while since we saw the whole of Girls’ Generation gathering together until we were blessed with these group shots on some of the member’s Instagram pages. The girls gathered for what appears to be an advance birthday celebration for Sooyoung, who turns 28 on February 10. Can you say #squadgoals?

Photos: Sooyoung/Instagram, Yoona/Instagram, Taeyeon/Instagram

Chen Yixin celebrates her dad and grandpa’s birthdays
Chen Yixin celebrates her dad and grandpa’s birthdays
04 Feb 2018

Chen Yixin celebrates her dad and grandpa’s birthdays

How cute is it that there gets to be a double celebration in the Chen family every year? While Yixin’s grandpa’s birthday falls on February 3, her dad Edmund Chen’s is on February 4, but we don’t see why they shouldn’t have two cakes on one day.

Photos: Chen Yixin/Instagram

Yvonne Lim’s daughter celebrates her lunar birthday
Yvonne Lim’s daughter celebrates her lunar birthday
04 Feb 2018

Yvonne Lim’s daughter celebrates her lunar birthday

It’s been barely a month since baby Alexa’s actual first birthday, but as her mummy Yvonne said, “Finding any excuse to celebrate [with] a cake!” The occasion was the little girl’s lunar birthday, but it looks like her big brother AJ is more attracted to the cake than she is.

Photo: Yvonne Lim/Instagram

Diana Ser shares sweet family shot
Diana Ser shares sweet family shot
04 Feb 2018

Diana Ser shares sweet family shot

This heart-warming picture of James Lye and their daughter having a splashing good time in the pool is just too adorable not to include here. Also, is it just us, or does James appear to not have aged a day since we last saw him on television?

Photo: Diana Ser/Instagram

Filming for ‘Life Less Ordinary’ comes to an end
Filming for ‘Life Less Ordinary’ comes to an end
04 Feb 2018

Filming for ‘Life Less Ordinary’ comes to an end

After six months of hard work, shooting for long-form drama Life Less Ordinary has come to an end, and it looks like the cast and crew celebrated with a few well-deserved glasses of wine.

Photo: Cynthia Koh/Instagram

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