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
18 Nov 2017

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

It was a week full of happy milestones and celebrations for celebrities on our social media feeds, with weddings, births, anniversaries and other cool accomplishments making us smile. Read on for more!

Daren Tan ties the knot
Daren Tan ties the knot
19 Nov 2017

Daren Tan ties the knot

Over a year after his elaborate proposal in Japan, the local actor and his girlfriend, doctor Nadia Lum, finally became man and wife yesterday (Nov 18) in a lovely, intimate outdoor ceremony attended by close friends and family. According to their wedding photographer's album description, they were "blessed with glorious sunshine" for the occasion.

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Photos: John Lim Photography/Facebook

Daren Tan ties the knot
Daren Tan ties the knot
18 Nov 2017

Daren Tan ties the knot

The #tangowithlum hashtag gives glimpses of what went down at the wedding banquet later that evening, held at the Grand Hyatt. Many of Daren's fellow artistes were at the evening banquet, including Dennis Chew, Shane Pow, Alaric Tay, Alfred Sim, Cheryl Wee, Hossan Leong, Julian Hee and more.

The couple made their first march-in after a slideshow featuring their love story, and they sang popular wedding song, 'Lucky' by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, while walking down the aisle together for their second march-in.

Congratulations, Daren and Nadia!

Photos: Dennis Chew/Instagram, Alaric Tay/Instagram, Cheryl Wee/Instagram

Local singers rub shoulders with Ed Sheeran
Local singers rub shoulders with Ed Sheeran
18 Nov 2017

Local singers rub shoulders with Ed Sheeran

“There's a perfectly good explanation to this picture, I swear”, wrote Nathan Hartono on his hilarious, cheeky-looking picture. Well, whatever it is, he is a very lucky guy. Also, is that a tattoo of the British crooner on his leg? We approve.

Kelly Poon was also fortunate to score a much tamer-looking shot with Ed. In her caption, she teased that “something is brewing”. Hmmm, would a collaboration between them be too much to wish for?

Photos: Nathan Hartono/Instagram, Kelly Poon/Instagram

Joanne Peh gears up for a family vacation
Joanne Peh gears up for a family vacation
18 Nov 2017

Joanne Peh gears up for a family vacation

Awww, would you look at how adorable – and slightly cheeky – Baby Qi looks (also, does her tiny red bag have her name – which was blurred out by her protective mama – on it?). The Qi’s were finishing up with some last minute packing before jetting off on a family vacation, and Joanne admitted to having butterflies in her stomach, “looking forward to the adventure of taking two very young children on the plane and seeing the world through their eyes”.

Jiayou, Joanne, and have fun!

Photo: Joanne Peh/Instagram

RBKD celebrates its 9th anniversary
RBKD celebrates its 9th anniversary
18 Nov 2017

RBKD celebrates its 9th anniversary

One of the most dedicated local celebrity fanclubs turned 9 earlier this week, and Rui En herself left a sweet message to her devotees, which was shared on her official Facebook page.

“Thank you once again for always having my back. This hiatus of mine has been long, yes, but here’s to bigger and better things in the future”, she wrote in her message to them, which also included a voice recording that said, “So happy birthday and uh, hope you guys have a good celebration. Bye!”

Many other local stars, such as Romeo Tan and Elvin Ng, also dedicated their well-wishes to the fanclub. So cute, right?

Photo: Rui En/Facebook

Bonnie Loo gears up for her very first showcase
Bonnie Loo gears up for her very first showcase
18 Nov 2017

Bonnie Loo gears up for her very first showcase

Four years after winning Campus SuperStar, Bonnie is finally set to hold her own unplugged concert early next month. Her gig takes place on December 9, 3pm at 2mm TalentHub and admission is free, so do drop by to show your support!

Photo: The Celebrity Agency

Kang Gary welcomes first child
Kang Gary welcomes first child
18 Nov 2017

Kang Gary welcomes first child

The rapper and former Running Man star dropped a bombshell on social media on Friday (Nov 17): he is now a dad! “I’d like to share with everyone; this is my son! Please give Gary junior your blessings!”, he wrote alongside a photo of a pair of tiny baby feet. Congrats, Gary! Post more pics!

Photo: Kang Gary/Weibo

Rebecca Lim and her fanclub spread the love
Rebecca Lim and her fanclub spread the love
19 Nov 2017

Rebecca Lim and her fanclub spread the love

Yesterday, Rebecca and The Beckers Team spend their annual fanclub gathering packing and giving away 300 bags of basic necessities to the needy residents of Jalan Kukoh. In addition to their door-to-door distribution, they also paid a visit to the Senior Activity Centre to interact with the elderly folks there. Now that's a meaningful way to spend time together.

"Always remember to treat everyone you meet with respect, the way you want to be treated. Don’t judge too quickly, cause you don’t know the battles they are fighting. Love your parents, be patient with them. Smile, even when you don’t feel like smiling", Rebecca urged her fan club (and followers) on Instagram. "Today is a baby step. But at least it’s a step in the right direction. Don’t belittle baby steps cause they will eventually lead to big leaps."

Photos: The Celebrity Agency

BTS hits 10 million followers on Twitter…
BTS hits 10 million followers on Twitter…
18 Nov 2017

BTS hits 10 million followers on Twitter…

The wildly popular idols became the first Korean celebrities to surpass the 10 million follower mark on the social media site earlier this week, and the hashtag #LoveBTS10M (complete with its own little icon) became the number one worldwide trending topic.

To thank fans for helping them achieve this milestone, each member posted looping gifs of them making adorable gestures and expressions, followed by two group shots of them doing what we guess we could call a cute victory dance.

Photos: BTS/Twitter

…before embarking on their whirlwind American trip
…before embarking on their whirlwind American trip
18 Nov 2017

…before embarking on their whirlwind American trip

Wow, it certainly was a big week for the boys. A few days after being recognised for the social media milestone, BTS jetted off to the United States, where they made appearances on several top talk shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel Live. They will also make their debut American TV performance at the American Music Awards on Nov 19 (which will be Nov 20 Singapore time).

We can only imagine how proud Army (their fandom) must be of the boys.

Photos: BTS/Twitter, Access Hollywood/Twitter, Denny Directo/Twitter, Jimmy Kimmel Live/Twitter

Baby Nellie gives us serious shoe envy
Baby Nellie gives us serious shoe envy
18 Nov 2017

Baby Nellie gives us serious shoe envy

At first glance, this looks like just another sweet family photo of Shaun Chen with his wife Celine and their two [adorably sleeping] girls, but then our eyes fell on their older daughter Nellie’s fashion-forward (especially for a toddler) gladiator sandals, and now we feel a sudden urge to go shopping.

Clearly, we weren’t the only ones. The comments section was flooded with folks asking where to get a pair for their own kids, and Celine helpfully responded with another post, asking interested parties to drop her a private message for more details.

Photo: Celine Chin/Instagram

Jay Chou shows his support for Eason Chan
Jay Chou shows his support for Eason Chan
18 Nov 2017

Jay Chou shows his support for Eason Chan

The Voice of China judges may have been constantly bickering on the show, but in real life, we all know they’re super tight buddies. A few days ago, Jay shared a photo with Eason and urged his followers to support the latter’s new album (because that’s what friends are for).

Photo: Jay Chou/Instagram

SM stars celebrate Asia Artist Awards wins
SM stars celebrate Asia Artist Awards wins
18 Nov 2017

SM stars celebrate Asia Artist Awards wins

A number of SM Entertainment idols walked away trophies at this year’s Asia Artist Awards (AAA) earlier this week, such as Super Junior (the Legend Award and Fabulous Award) and EXO (Grand Prize, Fabulous Award, Popularity Award). Girls’ Generation member YoonA also won the Popularity Award and Best Artist Award, while EXO’s D.O. picked up a Popularity Award of his own.

Congrats to all the winners!

Photos: SMTOWN/Instagram

Charlyn Lin’s son is one cool birthday boy
Charlyn Lin’s son is one cool birthday boy
18 Nov 2017

Charlyn Lin’s son is one cool birthday boy

The TV host’s oldest child Caleb had an army-themed party in school, and he dressed for the occasion in a camo-print shirt and military dog tag chain. Why don’t we remember ever getting this kind of treatment on our birthdays in school?

Photos: Charlyn Lin/Instagram

Amber Liu and Henry Lau are adorable together as usual
Amber Liu and Henry Lau are adorable together as usual
18 Nov 2017

Amber Liu and Henry Lau are adorable together as usual

Hilarity and hijinks seem to ensue whenever the two K-pop stars get together. f(x)’s Amber shared two pictures of her and the Super Junior-M member in matching sneakers: the first (“Expectation”) had them sitting peacefully side by side, while the other (“Reality”) featured Amber mercilessly bullying Henry by pushing him in the face. #Friendshipgoals, no?

Photos: Amber Liu/Twitter

Godfrey Gao and Vanness Wu meet Pharrell
Godfrey Gao and Vanness Wu meet Pharrell
18 Nov 2017

Godfrey Gao and Vanness Wu meet Pharrell

“Been a huge fan of [Pharrell] since [N.E.R.D] days, meeting him last night was surreal”, gushed Godfrey in his caption of a picture with the R&B superstar, who was in Shanghai for an event. Vanness also had the chance to rub shoulders with Pharrell, whom he dubbed a “man of our times”.

Photo: Godfrey Gao/Instagram

Angelababy’s birthday wefie with Huang Xiaoming
Angelababy’s birthday wefie with Huang Xiaoming
18 Nov 2017

Angelababy’s birthday wefie with Huang Xiaoming

“Today is a good day”, wrote the actress (it was Xiaoming’s 40th birthday on Nov 13), as netizens rushed to leave their well wishes in the comments section. We’re not exactly sure why Angelababy looks like she’s face-palming in this photo with her husband (and why he’s making that face as well), but it’s still a pretty cute picture nonetheless.

Photo: Angelababy/Instagram

Julian Cheung snuggles in bed with his family
Julian Cheung snuggles in bed with his family
18 Nov 2017

Julian Cheung snuggles in bed with his family

The actor’s photo, which was uploaded the day after his son Morton’s 11th birthday, is simple but too sweet for words. Doesn’t the good-looking family look so comfy, cuddly and contented under the sheets together like that?

Photo: Julian Cheung/Facebook

Elvin Ng creates art for charity auction
Elvin Ng creates art for charity auction
19 Nov 2017

Elvin Ng creates art for charity auction

Last night (Nov 18), Elvin attended a charity auction to raise funds for Autism Association (Singapore), for which he is an ambassador. Despite his hectic filming schedule, the actor specially created a colourful painting and put it up for auction together with his book, garnering an impressive $1,500.

Elvin explained the meaning of his artwork in a quote, saying, "What I'm trying to say through my painting is, 'When you're able to truly open your heart, you'll see myriad colours of limitless possibilities and potential.'" He also said that it warms his heart to know that the time and effort he spent on the painting was all worthwhile, and hopes that his efforts have inspired others to give "a little of what we have, regardless [if] it's in time, action of money".

Photos: The Celebrity Agency

Desmond Ng records the theme song for 'Gifted'
Desmond Ng records the theme song for 'Gifted'
19 Nov 2017

Desmond Ng records the theme song for 'Gifted'

On Friday (Nov 17), Desmond shared a few photos of him in the recording studio, but did not reveal what he was singing for. As it turns out, he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recording the soundtrack for upcoming drama Gifted, which he worked on with singers Yang Xibin and Wu Jiahui.

Photos: The Celebrity Agency

Dennis Chew makes a new friend…
Dennis Chew makes a new friend…
18 Nov 2017

Dennis Chew makes a new friend…

We are squealing at this utter adorableness! According to Dennis’s caption, the baby elephant (whom he encountered at Bangkok’s Safari World) tried to use his trunk to stop his new human friend from going away. We wouldn’t be able to walk away from that cutie!

Photo: Dennis Chew/Instagram

…and reminds us again that he was a SUPER cute kid
…and reminds us again that he was a SUPER cute kid
18 Nov 2017

…and reminds us again that he was a SUPER cute kid

It’s easy to see why Dennis was scouted for TV commercials when he was a kid (he’s the one on the right, and his godson Jovan is on the left). Wasn’t he one adorable little lad?

Photo: Dennis Chew/Instagram

Yvonne Lim’s kids being super cute (as usual)
Yvonne Lim’s kids being super cute (as usual)
18 Nov 2017

Yvonne Lim’s kids being super cute (as usual)

Oh move along, nothing to see here, just AJ and Alexa stealing our hearts in their firefighter and policeman hats on their tiny toy cars. Squee!

Photo: Yvonne Lim/Instagram

Chantalle Ng spots herself on a bus
Chantalle Ng spots herself on a bus
18 Nov 2017

Chantalle Ng spots herself on a bus

“Still surreal”, wrote the up-and-coming actress on Instagram stories, as she filmed a bus with her Sunsilk ad on it zooming past. We can only imagine how that feels like!

Photo: Chantalle Ng/Instagram

Barbie Hsu joins Instagram
Barbie Hsu joins Instagram
18 Nov 2017

Barbie Hsu joins Instagram

What do you do when a fake account claiming to be you leaves unpleasant comments on someone else’s page, getting you into trouble for it? Well, you open a [legitimate] new account to clear up any further misunderstandings of course, which is exactly what Barbie did just a few days ago.

Photo: Barbie Hsu/Instagram

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