• LOOK: Ian Veneracion's Kids Embrace His Fearless Hobbies

    Plus, Jennylyn Mercado meets with biological dad in South Korea, Paolo Ballesteros's Instagram post fuels "coming out" rumor, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Ian Veneracion proud that his kids love his fearless hobbies

    The then-and-now matinee idol has always kept his family life private, and fans only get a glimpse of his passions other than acting (like extreme sports) through his Instagram account. One other thing Ian's followers look forward to are photos of his children, and based on his recent post, it looks like they -- yes, including his youngest son Buccio -- have taken his hobbies as their own. 

    Last year, Ian took his teenage son Draco -- who looks as stunningly dashing as he is -- to the mountains of Sagada. They both had fun riding their motorbikes on undiscovered roads.

    Recently, Ian posted daughter Deirdre's first published article in the February issue of the Reader's Digest, where she wrote about her experience paragliding. Like her brothers, she's also into motorbikes and mountain climbing.

    Truly, like father, like children!


    Jennylyn Mercado meets with biological dad in South Korea

    The actress and her rumored boyfriend Dennis Trillo, together with her son Alex Jazz (with ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia), spent the Holy Week break in South Korea where her biological father Noli Pineda has been residing for the past few years. Jen took to Instagram to express her affection for the two men in her life. "Ang popogi naman nila," she wrote as a caption for the photo of her dad and Dennis. The pictures of Jen reuniting with her father were first posted on Instagram by @teamjennylyn. 

    According to Lhar Santiago's report on GMA 7's 24 Oras last March 30, Jennylyn said that her primary purpose for her Korea trip was to meet her dad and eventually take him back home to Manila for good. (pep.ph)


    Paolo Ballesteros's Instagram post fuels more gay rumors

    The award-winning actor and dad of one hinted at his relationship status with another man, Roland Ochoa Anog, by tagging him on an Instagram post. The photo shows two hands wearing identical rings, and with the text, "2nd. I love you." In the caption, Paolo used the kiss, heart, and rainbow emojis.


    Netizens point out that the hands belong to Paolo and dancer Roland, and that they both wear the same rings -- allegedly couple rings -- in separate social media posts. If it was indeed Paolo's way of coming out as gay, it was met only with positivity. #LoveWins. (pep.ph)


    Kris Aquino to sign Hollywood contract

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    After a year of absence from local TV, the Queen of All Media is taking her career to Hollywood. Kris took to Instagram to share the good news. Tony and Grammy-award winning producer Jhett Tolentino asked her if she wanted to submit a reel for a big Hollywood studio movie on March 23. "The pressure was I had to submit my reel in 72 hrs. I felt I had nothing to lose, so we went for it," Kris wrote. "Tonight I fly to Los Angeles to meet Chris Lee, my agent, to sign my contract. I passed 5 levels of intense scrutiny and was offered a role. It is surreal to be reading the script from a major Hollywood studio watermarked on every page with my name," she added. Kris isn't able to divulge the details, but shared the story to celebrate Easter. "I am proof that in life doors will shut & there will be heartbreaking setbacks, but FAITH in God's plan will open new, unexpected doors. We just need to trust in His Love, Provision, Restoration & Perfect Timing," she said. (pep.ph)


    Janet Jackson shares first photo of son Eissa

    The photo showed the music icon's 14-week-old baby boy as he adorably yawned while looking at the camera for a selfie. "My baby and me after nap time," she wrote as a caption to the Twitter post. Janet was 50 years old when she welcomed her first child, son Eissa, last January 3. The special mother-son moment comes as the A-list performer continues to raise her child in private amidst reports that she and husband Wissam Al Mana have split after five years of marriage. The estranged couple plans to raise their son together despite their recent split. (people.com)

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