Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and more winners at the Brit Awards + more things you might have missed today
A Godzilla-themed hotel, edible coffee cups from KFC, and more.
(SPOT.ph) Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.
It was an exciting night at the U.K.’s Brit Awards. Madonna fell down some steps, Kanye West performed a new song, and there were plenty of winners. Ed Sheeran bagged awards for MasterCard British Album and British Male Solo Artist. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, won for International Female Solo Artist. Sam Smith also continued his award-winning streak, bagging the trophy for British Breakthrough Artist. Other winners also included One Direction and Pharrell.
If you’ve ever wanted to get some shut-eye with Godzilla watching you, now you can. Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery will feature two Godzilla-themed rooms, with one of them featuring a giant mutant lizard head peeking into your room window. The other room lets you sleep with Godzilla’s claws hovering over your bed.
The fictional titular superhero in the Oscar-winning film Birdman now has its own action figure! Well, a fictional one. Production company Fox Searchlight celebrated their recent win with this commercial right out of the ’80s. Producers created these action figures as promotional items for the press earlier in the year, so we may have collector’s items soon enough.
...in the U.K., at least. The fast-food chain is planning to serve coffee in a cup that costumers can eat. The cups will be made from wafers lined with "heat-resistant white chocolate and wrapped in sugar paper."
Custodial officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters Support Service, including its head Chief Superintendent Alberto Supapo, have been fired for allegedly allowing detained Senator Bong Revilla Jr. to attend the birthday celebration of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile inside Camp Crame. On Thursday, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas said charges will be filed against the officials.
According to the PNP, Enrile was rushed to Makati Medical Center before dawn on Thursday "due to pneumonia." The senator was "not responding well to his medication," explained PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo.
Senate President Franklin Drilon is now looking at passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by June, instead of the previously planned month of March. "Sa akin po, realistically, hindi kayang ipasa ng Marso kaya sa Hunyo po ang aming target," he said. He clarified, however, that it could still be "modified."
The Palace announced on Thursday that Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles and Chief Negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer "will not be asked to vacate their posts," adding that the President has "full confidence" in them. The statement was in response to Senator Chiz Escudero's suggestion to replace the peace panel amid the Mamasapano probe.
It was great being a movie-goer in the ’80s. From blockbusters to coming-of-age films, we’ve rounded up 10 unforgettable movie lines from the decade.
We’ve made a list of 10 memorable ads that had some racy taglines, hands painted black, a tax ad that was called out for "outright bullying," and others that stirred controversy.