Gary Valenciano reacts to Gab saying showbiz made him feel "worthless" + more things you might have missed today

A butt-shaped lamp, Cayetano bats for Duterte, and more.


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


1. Gary Valenciano reacts to Gab's "showbiz made me feel worthless" statement

In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Gary Valenciano revealed his feelings on his son, Gab's earlier Facebook post that said showbiz made him feel "worthless." He admitted that he felt partially responsible for Gab's sentiments, saying, "I know I played a fault at that. Siyempre as Gary Valenciano, as his father, there are things that I could have done para maiwasan 'yon."


He added, "I always told him, Gabriel, 'I don't expect you to talk, walk, sing, dress-up, sing like me, dance like me. You have your own set of wings, use those wings to fly. I'll fly with you but I will not fly for you."


2. Jennylyn Mercado denies rumors of bad encounter with JM de Guzman

In an interview, Jennylyn Mercado denied rumors that said JM de Guzman was dropped from the MMFF entry Walang Forever because she was scared of his behavior on set. "Hindi naman ako natakot. Basta maayos kami," she said. "Ayoko nang i-explain pa kasi wala namang problema. Wala namang intriga."


When asked about her reaction to JM's sudden departure, she admitted she was saddened because they apparently went way back. "I think wala naman ako sa position para magsalita kung ano ba ang nangyari," she said. JM was replaced  by Jericho Rosales.


3. Pastillas Girl's mom denies that she is "pimping" her daughter on It's Showtime


It was another tearful episode on It's Showtime on Tuesday when the mother of Angelica Yap (a.k.a. Pastillas Girl) said she is not "pimping" her daughter on the show. "Nasa kanya ang desisyion, kung ano ang pasya niya, doon lang din ako," she said. "Pero ako, 'yong sinasabi nila na binubugaw ko 'yong anak ko, hindi nila alam kung gaano ko kamahal 'yong anak ko. Hindi ko kayang gawin 'yon."


She also admitted to feeling hurt about the negative comments her daughter received. "Sobra akong nasasaktan. Sana 'yong mga taong humuhusga sa anak ko, tignan muna nila ang sarili nila. Wala namang perpekto."

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4. A butt-shaped lamp actually exists

Here's a great gag gift for a friend. Slap It is a new lamp that is shaped like a human derriere...but that's not even the fun part. In order to switch the light on, you have to slap, pinch or squeeze the butt. Each butt can also light up in 10 different colors...just in case you get bored of it.


5. The Eiffel Tower turns pink for a good cause

On Monday, the Eiffel Tower lit up to a rosy pink to symbolize support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pink October, a month-long campaign against breast cancer. The Eiffel Tower isn't the only landmark participating for Pink October; the Cape Byron Lighthouse in New South Wales, Australia will also be joining in.


6. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano bats for Duterte

On Wednesday, Sen. Cayetano said that he and his "entire family" are backing calls for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016. He also noted that he and Duterte share the "same core values." In the same interview, he confirmed that he will not be running as vice president to Mar Roxas "due to difference on opinion" on some issues.



7. Tito Sotto says AlDub helped improve his survey ratings

Sen. Tito Sotto said the AlDub phenomenon boosted his ratings in a recent senatorial preference survey by Pulse Asia, which he topped with 63.6%. He added, "I'd like to think that my 100-percent perfect attendance and participation in most Senate debates is also a factor."


Sen. Tito Sotto appears on Eat Bulaga during the KalyeSerye segment.


8. NAIA X-ray screeners suspended over alleged "laglag bala" scam

Four Ninoy Aquino International Airport X-ray screeners were suspended from their post after complaints of extortion by allegedly planting bullets in passengers' baggage. According to the Office of Transportation Security, 3,325 bullets were found in passengers' baggage at NAIA from January to August 2015.


9. Top 10 Most Unforgettable James Bond Songs

Sam Smith just released his theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre, so we decided to look back at the 10 most unforgettable songs from the franchise.


10. 10 Must-Try Face Masks to Make You Look Fresh

Face masks are perfect for stressful, pick-me-up days when all you want to do is relax. Here are 10 must-try face masks that will keep your skin fresh and hydrated. Bye-bye stress!

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