Liza Soberano reacts to Enrique Gil's drunken incident + more things you might have missed today

Sam Smith releases a new music video, the Playgirls controversy, and more.

Photo via Liza Soberano's Instagram account


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

 

1. Liza Soberano reacts to Enrique Gil's drunken incident

Weeks after Enrique Gil made headlines for a figuring in a drunken incident aboard an airplane, Liza Soberano is now revealing why she stood by him. "To be honest, [it's] because I know who he is. I was with him the whole time," she told reporters over the weekend. "I'm always with him every day. I know who the real Enrique Gil is. I know what happened."

 

Although Enrique admitted to being drunk and causing a scene, neither he nor Liza admitted to reports that said he shouted expletives at her and Jessy Mendiola. Liza thanked fans for their support, saying, "I'm thankful that they did that for Quen during the time that he needed it." The two are set to star in an upcoming movie called Everyday I Love You with Gerald Anderson.

 

2. Antoinette Taus and Epy Quizon join Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical

Here's some awesome news for theater fans! Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical is returning to the stage after its successful first run in July. Most of the cast members are confirmed to reprise their roles, with some notable changes. Antoinette Taus will play alternate to Cris Villonco's character, Lavinia Arguelles. Epy Quizon will also join the cast as alternate for Jon Santos' character, "Auntie."

 

The musical returns to the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila from October 8 to January 2016.

 

3. Screening of INC's Felix Manalo breaks two world records

The biographical film Felix Manalo broke two world records on its Sunday night premier screening at INC’s Philippine Arena in Bulacan. With 43,000 attendees, the event broke the record for the largest audience at a film screening and the largest indoor film screening. The film stars Dennis Trillo, Bela Padilla, Albert Martinez, Gabby Concepcion, and Snooky Serna.

 

4. There is now an app for rating people

"Peeple" is a new app that lets users rate humans, the same way we typically rate restaurants and accommodations online. The ratings are based on personal, professional, and dating aspects. The app is set to be available for free on Apple iTunes in November and there are also plans for an Android version. Peeple has already ignited a lot of backlash online—and we can imagine why. There's still no word on whether this will be available in the Philippines.

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5. Sam Smith releases the music video to his Bond theme song

Sam Smith has finally released the music video to his theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. The video to "Writing's on the Wall" is full of intriguing scenes from the new movie, which should make Bond fans even more excited. The track is reportedly the first Bond song to hit number one on the U.K. singles sales chart.

 

6. NASA just released thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos

NASA’s Project Apollo Archive has just added more than 8,000 hi-resolution photos to their Flickr account. The photos were taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon from 1969 to 1972. The Johnson Space Center started the process of re-scanning the original Apollo film rolls in 2004. The person who runs the program, Kipp Teague, uploaded the entire cache in spectacular hi-res due to the demand for more high-quality photos from the project’s website. 

 

7. De Lima to resign from DOJ on October 12

Hello, senate run? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed to reporters on Monday that she will be resigning from her post on October 12—the start of the period for filing certificates of candidacy. However, she didn't directly address rumors that she would be running for senator. Earlier, de Lima told reporters that presidential bet Mar Roxas informed her that she was part of the Liberal Party's senatorial slate. 

 

8. Playgirls were asked to dress sexier, says manager

On Saturday, the Playgirls' manager Michael Tupaz said that the girls were asked to change their leggings to “sexier” clothes. The group performed last Thursday at the birthday party of Laguna 4th District Rep. Benjamin Agarao. Tupaz also claimed that it was unfair that only part of the sexy dance circulated online, when it would have been a different story if they showed the whole performance. He said that even the kids had fun with some of their games, and no one in the event complained. 

 

9. 13 Celebrities with Healthy Lifestyles

Who says it's too late to get fit? FemaleNetwork.com doesn't think so! They round up a list of celebrities who make having healthy and active lifestyles look so easy. 

 

10. 10 Swoon-Worthy Love Teams of 2015

It’s undeniable that Filipinos are crazy for anything that makes them kilig. Here are 10 love teams that have perfected the formula of good chemistry with a catchy monicker and an insanely loyal fan base.

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