Mr. and Mrs. Smith are back + more things you might have missed today

Customizable Kit Kats, Elizabeth Ramsey suffers stroke, and more.


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



1. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are back...sort of

We've waited 10 years for this, and it's finally here! The trailer for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt's new drama, By The Sea, has been released. It's not a spy movie, sadly, but it tells the story of a married couple who go through a lot of relationship drama while on vacation. The film is written and directed by Angelina herself.


2. Jackie Forster tired of waiting for sons Andre and Kobe

In an interview on the August 6 episode of Aquino and Abunda Tonight, former actress Jackie Forster admitted that she was still not on good terms with her sons, Andre and Kobe Paras. "Well, we’re still not talking. And the last time I spoke to them, or [tried] to speak to them, what they asked me [for was] space," she said.


She also clarified that she did not "leave" her sons and said that she was willing to let them get to know her. "At this point, I ask for forgiveness for whatever it is," she said. "I will never stop loving them. But, you know, it’s just tiring."


3. Former GMA weatherman Amado Pineda passes away

He was known as the "Original Weatherman." Seventy-seven-year-old Amado Pineda passed away due to cardiac arrest on August 6, several months after he underwent operation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He and his weather reports were household names in the '70s and '80s.



4. Harrison Ford's plane crash was caused by worn-out engine part

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the plane that Harrison Ford crash-landed in March lost power because of a broken, worn-out carburetor. The 72-year-old actor was seriously injured in the crash and spent months out of the limelight, recovering. He's fine now, though! He made his first public appearance during July's Comic-Con.


5. You can customize your Kit Kats in Australia

Here's something Manila needs...stat! Sydney, Australia has a create-your-own Kit Kat studio! The pop-up store commemorates Kit Kat's 80th anniversary, and lets you make your own Kit Kat flavor which you can also name! It even comes in a cool personalized box.


6. Veteran comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey suffers stroke

Elizabeth Ramsey is currently confined in the hospital after suffering a stroke Thursday night. In a Facebook post, her daughter, Jaya thanked fans for their prayers and promised an update on Elizabeth's condition "soon." The 83-year-old comedienne and singer is also known as the "Queen of Rock and Roll."


7. Miriam dares 2016 bets: Back anti-epal, anti-dynasty bills

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday challenged presidential bets in 2016 to push for the passage of three pending measures she called "sincerity bills." She said Filipino voters can test candidates' "sincerity" by asking them about their position on the Anti-Political Dynasty Bill, the Anti-Premature Campaigning Bill, and the Anti-Epal Bill.


None of the three bills have been identified as priority measures in Congress.


8. Honasan, Villanueva, others face graft raps over pork scam

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday formally filed graft complaints against government officials allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan III, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva, Cagayan De Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing, La Union Rep. Victor Ortega, are among the names listed by the NBI.

The NBI said all the respondents were guilty of allocating their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the fake foundations allegedly owned by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.


9. Vlog: Suplado in the City answers: Ano ang gagawin mo kung mas malaki ang sweldo ng GF mo kesa sa sweldo mo?

Ask and he shall answer. Certified funnyman Stanley Chi is an expert in all matters of the heart. This time, it's all about money...or maybe, the lack of it.


10. 10 Cool Backpacks for Dudes

Who says backpacks are only for school? We found 10 cool backpacks perfect for any dude.

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