Ticket prices for Madonna's concert will make your jaw drop + more things you might have missed today

A cool travel jacket, Comelec still undecided on voting machines, and more.

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


1. Ticket prices for Madonna's concert have been announced

If you thought Ariana Grande's ticket prices were staggering, wait till you see Madonna's. The Queen of Pop is slated to hit the stage at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 24, 2016. Ticket prices are as follows: P57,750 (VIP), P52,500 (Patron VIP and VIP Floor), P42,000 (Patron), P33,600 (Lowerbox VIP), P29,400 (Lowerbox), P8,400 (Upperbox), and P3,150 (General Admission).


Tickets go on sale July 26. 


2. Camille Prats to wed non-showbiz boyfriend in 2017

Princess Sarah is engaged! She and non-showbiz boyfriend John "VJ" Yambao have set 2017 as their target wedding year, which they are already slowly starting to prepare for. He proposed to her on July 18 at the Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Balete, Batangas. This is Camille's second marriage. Her first husband, Anthony Linsangan, passed away in 2011 due to cancer.



3. More celebrities join Marian and Ai-Ai's new show

Marian Rivera and Ai-Ai delas Alas are set to host a new weekly variety show entitled Sunday Pinasaya! No airing date has been set just yet, but they will be joined by other celebrities, including Alden Richards, Julie Anne San Jose, Jose Manalo, and more.


4. Matt Bomer shuts down stereotypical LGBT question

While doing interviews for Magic Mike XXL, a reporter from Hola Hollywood asked the openly gay Matt Bomer a question on gay stereotypes, which the latter politely but eloquently shut down. The reporter asked, "This is a movie to please women, but also the gay community. Are they harder to please?" Matt then replied, "I don’t know. Why would I ever try to boil down an entire community into a yes-or-no question? Would you feel comfortable if I said ‘Are women harder or easier to please?’"

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He continued, "One of the things, I think, you learn from this movie is that everyone is different. It’s all about communication and a dialogue between individualsget rid of the labels, get rid of the shame, get rid of the stigmas and just be your most authentic self."



5. A travel jacket with 15 built-in gadgets has been funded on Kickstarter

This sounds pretty nifty: Someone has invented a travel jacket that doubles as...well, everything you could possibly need for your next trip. BauBax's awesome jacket features 15 useful travel gadgets, including a drink pocket, earphone holders, hand-warming pockets, and even a built-in neck pillow and eye mask. The product has already been funded for about U.S. $900,000 on Kickstarter.


6. Claudine opens up about reunion with sister Marjorie

The famously feuding Barretto siblings have reconciled...sort of. Claudine and Marjorie reunited over the former's birthday dinner on July 20. In an interview with ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe, Claudine called her reunion with her older sister "surreal," saying, "Hanggang ngayon ang nararamdaman ko happiness pa rin kasi nakita ko talaga yung saya sa mga mata ng mga magulang ko na magkakasama kami ulit. Priceless iyon."


7. Hackers threaten to leak data of Ashley Madison clients


Hackers are threatening to release valuable details such as names and credit card information of as many as 37 million users of Ashley Madison. The website, which caters to cheating spouses, confirmed the breach in its systems and has since secured the site. The company also noted that someone who had access to their internal network may have something to do with the breach.


8. Comelec still undecided on voting machines 

We're only 10 months away from the presidential elections and it seems the Comelec is still undecided on the machines that will be used for the polls. The Comelec will have to check the results of the second bidding for the repair of old PCOS machines, valued at P3.1 billion. If this fails again, they will enter into a direct contract for the refurbishment of old machines or for the purchase of new ones. The latter will reportedly cost over P7 billion.



Whatever they decide, Comelec chairperson Andres Bautista said they are firm on automated elections come 2016.


9. 10 Pretty Nude Lip Shades for Any Skin Tone

It's not just red lipstick anymore! If you've always wanted to try nude lip colors, we show you where to find the perfect shade for your skin tone.


10. 10 Surprisingly Great Dishes You Never Order at Your Favorite Restaurant

No matter how many new restaurants open in the metro, you will always go back to your tried-and-tested favorites. The same goes for dishes. Then again, there's nothing wrong with trying something new. You'd be surprised at the great dishes served in your staple restaurant.

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