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
09 May 2019

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

In this week’s celebrity social media roundup, we have: Stefanie Sun making an important clarification (plus an exciting announcement), BTS’s Jungkook turning Ariana Grande into a gushing fangirl, the first EXO member being sent off for his mandatory military service, Xu Bin giving us a glimpse of what bedtime is like with his baby son, and more.

Stefanie Sun reassured fans she’s not quitting showbiz
Stefanie Sun reassured fans she’s not quitting showbiz
09 May 2019

Stefanie Sun reassured fans she’s not quitting showbiz

Stef deftly killed two - actually, three - birds with one stone with this adorable wefie of her and her hubby Nadim van der Ros on May 9: she casually commemorated their 8th wedding anniversary, clarified that she is not leaving the entertainment scene, and announced that she’s doing her 20th showbiz anniversary concert next year. Take that, rumourmongers!

Photo: Instagram/Stefanie Sun

Super Junior welcomed Kyuhyun back from his military service…
Super Junior welcomed Kyuhyun back from his military service…
09 May 2019

Super Junior welcomed Kyuhyun back from his military service…

The day ELF have been waiting for is finally here: all members of Super Junior have officially completed their mandatory military service stints with the discharge of their youngest Kyuhyun on May 7. To celebrate his return to civilian life, his bandmates shared some affectionate shots with the singer, and Kyuhyun himself posted a selfie to happily announce his plans to sleep until noon, and then laze around for two hours (we envy him).

Welcome back, Kyuhyun! We can’t wait to see you in action with the rest of the group again.

Photos: Instagram/Donghae, Heechul, Kyuhyun, Siwon

… while EXO’s Xiumin enlisted for his
… while EXO’s Xiumin enlisted for his
09 May 2019

… while EXO’s Xiumin enlisted for his


Sadly, while the last of Super Junior completed his service, the first of EXO embarked on his (on the very same day of the former’s discharge, no less). On May 6, Xiumin shared two selfies of himself with his freshly shaven head, and fans’ reactions could more or less be summed up in his bandmate Chanyeol’s comment: a bunch of crying emojis.

The next day, Chanyeol, Suho, and TVXQ’s Changmin shared a few adorable pics of them and others, including staff and EXO members, sending Xiumin off to the army.

Have a safe service, Xiumin! And don’t worry, EXO-L, all the boys will be gone and back again before you know it, just like with their seniors.

Photos: Instagram/Xiumin, Chanyeol, Changmin

Jamie Yeo’s son took his first amusement park ride
Jamie Yeo’s son took his first amusement park ride
09 May 2019

Jamie Yeo’s son took his first amusement park ride

We can’t stop laughing and going “awww” at this ultra-cute video of Luke holding on to his mother’s arm for dear life as he embarks on his first “proper amusement park ride” at Universal Studios Singapore. Or is he actually trying to protect her, judging from that determined-looking little frown on his face?

Photos: Instagram/Jamie Yeo

We can almost hear BTS’s Jin’s scream here
We can almost hear BTS’s Jin’s scream here
09 May 2019

We can almost hear BTS’s Jin’s scream here

Another hilarious amusement park ride shot comes courtesy of BTS’s Jin, who took some time out of his group’s ongoing Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour in the United States to enjoy a day at Six Flags. You’ve got to admire the fact that instead of wanting to burn his photo, he happily posted it online for their 19.7 million followers to see.

Photos: Twitter/BTS

BTS’s Jungkook attended Ariana Grande’s concert...
BTS’s Jungkook attended Ariana Grande’s concert...
09 May 2019

BTS’s Jungkook attended Ariana Grande’s concert...

While Jin got his adrenaline pumping, his youngest bandmate’s entertainment of choice on their day off was to rock out at Ariana’s Sweetener show, after which he even got to venture backstage to meet the singer herself, who couldn’t help but to fangirl over him. “screaming. thank u soooooo much for coming to my show, Jungkook. it meant so much. love u sm (sic)”, she gushed on Instagram next to a photo of the pair together (which she even made into her phone lock screen).

Jungkook also shared his thoughts on attending the concert, writing in English on Twitter, “I felt and learned a lot after seeing her stage. I am really challenged by her stage and will try harder!”

Photos: Twitter/BTS, Instagram/Ariana Grande

… while BTS’s Suga took in a baseball game
… while BTS’s Suga took in a baseball game
09 May 2019

… while BTS’s Suga took in a baseball game

These boys sure made full use of their free time! Rapper Suga certainly looked like he had a ball (pun intended) at a Braves-Dodgers game on May 7. He even got to meet and snap a pic with Los Angeles Dodgers player Hyun-jin Ryu, which the official Dodgers Twitter account shared with the caption, “Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait.”

Photos: Twitter/Los Angeles Dodgers

Ella Chen celebrated her 7th wedding anniversary
Ella Chen celebrated her 7th wedding anniversary
09 May 2019

Ella Chen celebrated her 7th wedding anniversary

Last Sunday (May 5) marked seven years since the S.H.E member tied the knot with her businessman husband Alvin Lai, who surprised her with a bouquet of flowers in the morning. In the hashtags in the caption, Ella also wrote that an anniversary dinner is “a must”.

Photos: Instagram/Ella Chen

Elvin Ng met his new nephew
Elvin Ng met his new nephew
09 May 2019

Elvin Ng met his new nephew

Say hello to the newest addition to Elvin’s family: his baby nephew Reyner, who was born on April 23. According to the doting uncle, Reyner “looks a fine young man, gentle demeanour with a bit of a slight frown”. Congrats!

Photos: Instagram/Elvin Ng

Xu Bin shared a glimpse of bedtime with his son
Xu Bin shared a glimpse of bedtime with his son
09 May 2019

Xu Bin shared a glimpse of bedtime with his son

“This is how we fall asleep, together”, reads the actor’s caption. Hmmm, we wonder what “Xiao Mumu” was trying to achieve by grabbing his dad’s face (probably admiring the features he hopes he will one day inherit?), but it doesn’t change the fact that this is one adorable series of pictures.

Photos: Instagram/Xu Bin

Tracy Lee paid tribute to her late husband
Tracy Lee paid tribute to her late husband
09 May 2019

Tracy Lee paid tribute to her late husband

On the morning of May 9, the former actress took to Instagram to post eight photos from her September 2017 wedding that had not been made public before, as well as a touching and emotional tribute to her husband Ben Goi, who passed away in February this year.

“I really miss you very much, and I wish I could hear you call me ‘wife’ one more time, and to feel you holding me tight again”, she wrote. Sobs.

Photos: Instagram/Tracy Lee

Henry Golding attended his first Met Gala...
Henry Golding attended his first Met Gala...
09 May 2019

Henry Golding attended his first Met Gala...

Fashion’s biggest event, the annual Met Gala, took place on May 6 in New York City, and the Crazy Rich Asians heartthrob had the honour of gracing the famously over-the-top, star-studded extravaganza for the very first time. Although Henry’s sequined Versace suit wasn’t exactly as eye-catching as, say, Katy Perry’s chandelier dress or Lady Gaga’s multiple outfit changes (to be fair, it’d be really hard to top those), we think he still shone in his own way (literally and otherwise).

Photo: Instagram/Henry Golding

… and so did EXO’s Lay Zhang
… and so did EXO’s Lay Zhang
09 May 2019

… and so did EXO’s Lay Zhang

Also making his Met Gala debut was Lay, whose quirky tux was custom-made by the creative director of Valentino himself, Pierpaolo Piccioli. To top it off, Lay got to walk the red carpet with other Valentino-dressed heavyweights including Naomi Campbell, Julianne Moore, and Joan Collins. Slay!

Photos: Instagram/Valentino, Lay Zhang

Ya Hui posted a throwback shot from her Star Search days
Ya Hui posted a throwback shot from her Star Search days
09 May 2019

Ya Hui posted a throwback shot from her Star Search days

The self-deprecating actress may have written “Have a good laugh to chase Monday blues away (sic)” in the caption of this 12-year-old video, but we have absolutely no right to even giggle because we did our eye makeup exactly like that in 2007 too.

In any case, the point of Ya Hui’s post was to encourage people to take part in this year’s Star Search talent contest. Her own hashtagged words of encouragement include “dare to chase your dreams”, “looks [are] not everything”, and “rely on hard work and perseverance”. Oh, and having thick skin helps too, apparently.

Photos: Instagram/Ya Hui

Mei Xin acted with her niece for the first time
Mei Xin acted with her niece for the first time
10 May 2019

Mei Xin acted with her niece for the first time

Mei Xin's precious baby niece Gemma (would you just look at her!) makes several appearances on her famous Ah Yi's Instagram account, but upcoming Channel 8 drama My One in a Million will mark the duo's first time acting together.

“We all know that it’s not an easy task coordinating with animals or babies on set. so I asked my niece to help out. I count my blessings and got really lucky that my Niece was so well behaved that day (sic)”, she wrote. It looks like someone could potentially may be offered more roles in the future!

Photos: Instagram/Mei Xin

Aileen Tan got her Instagram account back
Aileen Tan got her Instagram account back
10 May 2019

Aileen Tan got her Instagram account back

Two Fridays ago, the actress received this e-mail asking her to verify her account to prevent it from being permanently deleted. She did so, only to discover that it was an unscrupulous trick that caused her social media accounts to be hacked.

Fortunately, she managed to get her Instagram back on May 10 thanks to the miraculous efforts of her “angels” from the radio and The Celebrity Agency digital teams. Whew! Stay vigilant, guys, and don’t simply click on links!

Photos: Instagram/Aileen Tan

Jacelyn Tay warned her followers against a fake news article
Jacelyn Tay warned her followers against a fake news article
10 May 2019

Jacelyn Tay warned her followers against a fake news article

It looks like yet another local public figure has fallen victim to being the unwilling topic of fake news.

On May 10, the actress-entrepreneur posted screenshots of some bogus article claiming that she has “revealed her fat-destroying secret which dissolves 3.5 kg of fat every week without diet or exercise”, and clarified that she is “against nonsense Keto products or anything that says you do not need to keep a clean, healthy diet”.

Like she said, be wise and don’t be fooled, folks.

Photos: Instagram/Jacelyn Tay

Romeo Tan ran into Jayley Woo in Taiwan
Romeo Tan ran into Jayley Woo in Taiwan
09 May 2019

Romeo Tan ran into Jayley Woo in Taiwan

“This is not a coincidence, this is fate”, wrote Romeo in his caption of this wefie he took with Jayley when they happened to bump into each other in Ximending. Though to be honest, we don’t think it’s very difficult to run into another Singaporean while holidaying in Taipei...

Photo: Instagram/Romeo Tan

Chantalle Ng gave us a sneak peek at ‘Old is Gold’
Chantalle Ng gave us a sneak peek at ‘Old is Gold’
09 May 2019

Chantalle Ng gave us a sneak peek at ‘Old is Gold’

The set of upcoming Channel 8 long-form drama Old is Gold looks to be a very happy place, judging from the grins on the faces of stars Rui En, Richard Low, Teddy Tang, Hazelle Teo, and Lin Ruping. Who’s excited for the series to premiere on May 28?

Photo: Instagram/Chantalle Ng

Bai Yan celebrated his 100th birthday
Bai Yan celebrated his 100th birthday
09 May 2019

Bai Yan celebrated his 100th birthday

The retired actor’s 100th birthday bash was a star-studded one indeed, with local celebs such as Zoe Tay, Christopher Lee, Pan Ling Ling, Zhu Hou Ren, and many more in attendance. In Zoe’s Instagram post, she shared that although Bai Yan could not remember everyone present, he was still in good health and was able to eat by himself.

Happy birthday, Bai Yan shu shu!

Photos: Instagram/Zoe Tay

Jolin Tsai shared steamy shots from her new music video
Jolin Tsai shared steamy shots from her new music video
09 May 2019

Jolin Tsai shared steamy shots from her new music video

Ooh la la. The Mandopop queen is set to release a music video for her upcoming single ‘Karma’, and it looks like the clip will be all sorts of sexy.

Photos: Instagram/Jolin Tsai

What do you think of this Singapore version of ‘Avengers: Endgame’?
What do you think of this Singapore version of ‘Avengers: Endgame’?
09 May 2019

What do you think of this Singapore version of ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

A couple of weeks ago, a series of collages depicting what it might be like if Marvel Cinematic Universe characters were played by local actors started making its rounds online, and now, it looks like some creative soul has stepped up to edit the Endgame poster to reflect that reimagining (with a few cast changes, we’ve noticed).

Photo: Instagram/Edmund Chen

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