Game of Thrones leads Emmy noms + more things you might have missed today

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


1. Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

The Emmy nominations have been unveiled and as expected, the year's biggest TV show, Game of Thrones, leads the pack. The former earned 23 nominations (including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress). The Emmys also embraced some much-needed change, nominating the critically acclaimed The Americans and newcomers Mr. Robot and Master of None for the first time. The awards show airs September 18.



2. Kim Kardashian isn't done calling out Taylor Swift

In June, Kim Kardashian made headlines for a GQ interview where she claimed Taylor Swift "approved" Kanye West's controversial lyrics about her in his track, "Famous." In an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kardashian was shown explaining her decision to talk about Swift in the interview. "It’s like, she legitimately says, 'As soon as I get on that Grammy red carpet, I’m gonna tell all the press I was in on it,'" she said. "[It's] just another way to play the victim. Definitely got her a lot of attention the first time."



3. Rocco Nacino confirms breakup with Lovi Poe

In an interview with, Encantadia star Rocco Nacino finally confirmed his breakup with Lovi Poe after months of speculation. He declined to go into detail about the breakup, but stressed that no third party was involved. "It was a good two years. [It] was a relationship full of love, definitely," he said. "I wish her good luck sa mga endeavors niya."


4. Would you try donut-flavored soda?

Cheerwine, a U.S.-based soft drink company, has unveiled Krispy Kreme-flavored cherry soda. (We're not exactly sure how that would taste, but we're already feeling a toothache just thinking about it.) Don't go rushing into grocery stores looking for it, though; the product is only available in North and South Carolina.


5. Blow a bubble and drink it too

BubbleLick, a new line of edible bubbles, allows you to make your own bubble liquid from coffee, milk, or even tequila. Unlike pre-flavored edible bubbles, BubbleLick bottles come with 25 ml of bubble solution which you can mix with any beverage of choice. They ship internationally.

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6. Terror attack kills 84 in France

A gunman killed 84 people and wounded many more after barreling a truck two kilometers through a crowd while they were watching the fireworks at Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. It was the evening celebration of Bastille Day, July 14, which is "a symbolic day in a symbolic place" according to Eric Ciotti of the National Assembly of France. The attacker was shot dead by the police.


7. "Anak" hitmaker to lead culture and arts agency

Staunch Duterte supporter Freddie Aguilar revealed in an interview that the president's executive assistant Christopher Go asked him to lead the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. "Tinawagan ako ni Bong Go at sabi sa akin, 'Sir Freddie, hangga't wala pa po iyong department of culture and the arts na hinihingi po ninyo sa presidente ay puwede po bang kayo po muna ang mamahala sa NCCA?... Sabi ko, 'Sige, kung iyon ang ia-assign sa akin ng presidente, gagawin ko iyon muna," he said.



8. Application for gun permits to be processed for one day only

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa said on July 14 at the 24th Defense and Sporting Arms Show in Mandaluyong City that they are now streamlining and automating the application process for getting a gun permit. Requirements for a license to own and possess firearms have been reduced to just four from 10 clearances. Applications filed by 11 a.m. should be finalized by the Firearms and Explosives Office before the 5 p.m. deadline.


9. 10 New Restaurants You Need to Try This July

You will never run out of something new to eat in Manila. This month, it's all about comforting ramen, a dinner with a view, and Asian-inspired comfort food. Happy eating!


10. Promdi Projects will show you who the promdi really is

Promdi, short for "from the province," is often used as a derogatory term for people living outside Metro Manila. Read about the Cultural Center of the Philippines' newest exhibition, Promdi Project, and how it appropriates this connotation.

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