These zombie-fied Disney princesses will amaze you + more things you might have missed today
Obama to visit PH in November, a U.S. $23,000 cracker, and more.
(SPOT.ph) Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.
A makeup artist named Shonagh Scott has made headlines for her amazing makeup series where she imagined Disney princesses dying gruesome deaths. For instance, Snow White would have suffered from chemical burns after eating the poisoned apple; Ariel would have her vocal chords ripped out by Ursula; and Belle would have been mauled to death by the Beast. If you need some Halloween costume inspiration, you can find the rest of her macabre series on her Instagram account.
If you were worried whether Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones predecessor would be able to match the original, here's some good news. Producer Frank Marshall told Total Film they haven't even sat to talk about the new casting yet, saying, "We're not doing the [James] Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones...we have to figure this out." Although the project is definitely happening, he added that they have yet to work on a script.
After her three-year hiatus, Adele finally released a new single, "Hello," last October 23. In less than 72 hours after its release online, the song is already breaking records. According to NME magazine, "Hello" ranked number one on iTunes in over 109 countries, and her album 25 is number one in pre-order sales. It doesn’t stop there. The music video's views reached 27.7 million on Vevo—the highest recorded number of views in a 24-hour period—beating Taylor Swift’s record with 20.1 million views for Bad Blood. The singer will perform on Saturday Night Live on November 21.
Despite controversial runs back in 2010 and 2012, it looks like the Golden Globes want Ricky Gervais back as host. Although Gervais previously vowed to never host again, multiple reports have already announced his return. His hosting stints have gone viral, with TV ratings increasing during his time. NBC has already released teaser posters of his return.
The last surviving cracker from the Titanic just became the "world's most valuable biscuit," after it was sold to a Greek collector for £15,000 (approximately U.S. $23,000) at a British auction on October 26. "It is incredible that this biscuit has survived such a dramatic event—the sinking of the world's largest ocean liner—costing 1,500 lives," auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told the Salisbury Journal. The 103-year old cracker came from a survival kit from the sunken ship and was kept by James Fenwick, a passenger aboard the SS Carpathia, which helped survivors of the Titanic in 1912.
In an interview with ANC's Headstart on Tuesday, former senator Ping Lacson explained why he is backing Liberal Party's standard-bearer, Mar Roxas. "Siya lang 'yong walang corruption issue, and I can personally vouch for his integrity. Second, siya lang 'yong walang disqualification case na hinaharap. Third, siya lang 'yong walang health issue," he said. Although Lacson is running as an independent candidate, he said he is ready to campaign for Roxas as he "believes in his integrity and advocacy."
President Benigno Aquino III announced that he is not interested to run for public office after his six-year term. "The deadline has passed to file a certificate [of candidacy]," Aquino said at the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines’ (FOCAP) annual presidential forum in Parañaque City. However, P-Noy said that his 2019 plans are still indefinite. He mentioned that one of the reasons for his apprehension to run for an elective position again is his staff and their sacrifices since he started as a congressman to being the President. "I make a decision like that and I have to bring all of these people," he said.
U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to the Philippines to attend the culminating event of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in November. He will also visit Turkey to participate in the G20 summit, and Malaysia to attend the U.S.-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit. His last state visit to the Philippines was in April 2014.
Infamy aside, politicians in the Philippines have ways to make people smile—or laugh—whether intentional or not. From campaign jingles to “souvenirs,” they somehow manage to entertain. Here are 10 hilarious statements from our public servants.
These days, all you need for a night of binge-watching is a decent Internet connection and your laptop...or phone. If you don't know where to begin, we give you a handy list of features from three of the biggest streaming sites in the country.