Sam Smith cancels his Manila show + more things you might have missed today

A meteor shower is happening this week, a Lino Brocka film returns to Cannes, and more.


( Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.


1. Sam Smith cancels his Manila concert

British singer-slash-songwriter Sam Smith has cancelled his Manila concert, less than a week before his slated performance. In a statement on his Facebook page, Smith said he felt "horrible" to have to reschedule his tour and cited "serious issues" with his vocal cords. New tour dates have yet to be announced.



2. Gerald denies rumors of romance with Janice De Belen

Gerald Anderson on Sunday denied rumors of a romance with Janice De Belen, saying, "Hindi ko nga alam kung papatulan pa 'yan. Nakakahiya sa pamilya ni Ate Janice." He also clarified that he saw Janice as a mom and added, "Ako na lang ang i-bash, huwag na madamay 'yong ibang tao."


3. Lino Brocka's Insiang is returning to Cannes

Lino Brocka’s Insiang will be reshown at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival under the Cannes Classics section. The 1976 film was first shown at Cannes in 1978, under the Section Parallèle/Directors’ Fortnight section, and stars Hilda Koronel and Mona Lisa.


4. Avengers sequel is second biggest U.S. opener of all time

Avengers: Age of Ultron earned a whopping U.S. $187.7 million in its debut weekend, cementing its place as the second biggest opener of all time in America. The first Avengers film is currently in the top spot, and Iron Man 3 sits in the third position.



5. DOJ working with Indonesia against drug syndicate

According to the Palace, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is working with Indonesia’s Attorney-General to build a case against the drug syndicate that led to Filipina migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso's conviction. The Palace also hoped that the case will help convince the Indonesian government to spare Veloso's life.


6. Expect a meteor shower on May 5 or 6

The state weather bureau is advising residents to look to the skies this May 5 or 6 for the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, as Earth passes close to the orbit of Halley's Comet. PAGASA added that it is best to observe the meteor shower a few hours before dawn.


7. PCGG chief Bautista named new COMELEC chair

Presidential Commission on Good Governance chair Andres Bautista has been appointed as new chief of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Bautista was reportedly P-Noy's second choice, and was previously nominated as Supreme Court chief justice in 2012. Bautista will replace former COMELEC chief Sixto Brillantes Jr., who retired last February.



8. Quiz: What's Your Signature Lip Color?

If you've ever had trouble choosing your signature lipstick shade, Female Network is here to help! Take their quiz to find out what lip color is perfect for your personality. Plus, we show you how you can match your outfit with your lipstick.


9. Social Media Roundup: How Celebs Spent Labor Day Weekend 2015

From Laboracay to flying abroad, we show you where your favorite celebrities spent the long weekend.


10. 10 Emotional Stages of Being on a Crash Diet

Who hasn't gone on a diet? You know, the bad kind where you try to lose a certain amount of weight in a short amount of time. We document this all-too-familiar experience.

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