Here's your sneak peek at #AlDub's MMFF entry + more things you might have missed today
KathNiel for Mar Roxas, UP PEP Squad takes home awards, and more.
(SPOT.ph) Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.
It's finally here, AlDub Nation! The first trailer of the viral love team's MMFF entry, My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore, has been released. Directed by Jose Javier Reyes, it stars Vic Sotto as Maine Mendoza's father and Ai-Ai delas Alas as Alden Richards' aunt. If the trailer is any indication, the plot will revolve around their blossoming relationship, which both Vic and Ai-Ai's characters oppose. The comedy hits theaters December 25.
In an interview with PEP.ph, actor Dennis Padilla admitted that he currently has zero communication with his daughters, teen stars Julia and Claudia Barretto. "Hindi ko alam kung paano ko sila tatawagan o iti-text. Actually, nagti- text ako at tumatawag pero walang reply," he explained. He also said that he gave up on his legal battle to make Julia retain his family name because she was already of age. "Advance Christmas gift ko na 'yon kay Julia," he said. When asked why his relationship with his daughters still remains strained, he replied, "I don’t know. Iyon siguro ang disadvantage kapag walang pera masyado ang tatay."
Justin Bieber broke records on November 22 when he took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, giving him his sixth No. 1 album and fifth No. 1 debut. His new album, Purpose, sold 649,000 equivalent album units (with 522,000 in pure album sales) which is the largest weekly unit total for an album in 2015 and the 21-year old's biggest sales week ever. Bieber's album bested One Direction’s Made In the A.M. (459,000 units; 402,000 in pure album sales), which was released on the same day as Purpose.
Congratulations are in order for the University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad. The team won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the Cheerleading World Championships held in Berlin from November 21 to 22. They won the silver medal for the All Female Team Cheer category, and the bronze medals for the cheerleading doubles and small groups mixed categories.
In case you missed the exciting news, GMA Network is bringing back Encantadia in 2016! Although there is no confirmation on whether it will be a reboot or continuation of the series, former cast member Iza Calzado already has some casting suggestions for her character, Amihan. "I think it should be someone like maybe Carla [Abellana] or Jennylyn [Mercado] to play Amihan," she told PEP.ph. Iza, who is now part of ABS-CBN, wished her former network luck and said that she is open to doing a movie, if given the chance.
If you've ever struggled with chunky armbands or simply holding on to your phone while you exercise, you'd probably want to get your hands on one of these! A company has created leggings with a "smart pocket" that holds your phone while you're sweating it out. It also lets you text through the "touch responsive mesh covering" and has enough space for your headphone cord. The company launched the leggings via a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of U.S. $10,000 in a little over a month.
Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas has tapped teen actress Kathryn Bernardo in his presidential campaign to reach the youth, following the lead of Daniel Padilla, who is already endorsing Roxas. Korina Sanchez-Roxas revealed the love team’s support for Roxas via her Instagram account. In the photo, the teen actors, with Roxas and Sanchez, are wearing yellow outfits and posing with the party's "Laban" sign. On a sidenote, maybe someone should tell Korina that her #PaMore hashtag is an AlDub thing.
Sen. Chiz Escudero has responded to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s opinion on the Senate Electoral Tribunal’s (SET) decision to junk the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe. Duterte stated on November 21 that he is running for president because he is “so disappointed” with this ruling, which Escudero said he respects, but disagrees with. “In fact, even the Senate Electoral Tribunal disagrees with him,” Escudero said. The vice presidential aspirant said the Mayor does not need to strike Poe and “use the decision of the SET in her favor as an excuse to run.” Poe’s camp maintains that the Senator is a Filipino and that there is not enough evidence to prove otherwise.
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