Currently 31 weeks into her first pregnancy, Nadine Samonte did what almost every mom-to-be wants: immortalize this stage in her life. Over the weekend, the Starstruck alumna posted photos from her maternity shoot with husband, immigration officer Richard Chua. The photos were taken by Nice Print Photography at the The Forest Barn in Cavite. Nadine looked lovely in a white off-shoulder dress that showed off her growing baby bump. She looked as ethereal in her other four outfits. Nadine and Richard are expecting a baby girl, whom they will name Heather Sloane, in October. (pep.ph)
2. Ogie Alcasid overcomes fear of height to play with son Nate
In an Instagram video, Regine Velasquez reveal her husband's fear during a visit to the play gym with their son Nate. The singer, actress TV host, and now cookbook author praised Ogie for not complaining about how hard it is to keep up with a toddler. "#MyWonderfulHusband Unlike other parents, medyo hirap na kami to keep up with Nate because we are older. But my wonderful husband with hingal, masakit na tuhod, pagod, not to mention fear of heights, did this!" Regine wrote as caption. In the video, you can hear her teasing Ogie not to look down as he and Nate tackled a hanging bridge. Afterwards, she reported Ogie quipped that he "should work out more." "Honey, you're such a great dad! Kahit busy at pagod, you would always find time to be with your girls and play with Nate," Regine added. Go Daddy Ogie! (gmanetwork.com)
3. Batang Gilas coach seeks "puso" support from schools As a country who is passionate about basketball, our youth national team is seeking a little bit of "puso." Batang Gilas coach Mike Oliver is asking support from top Philippine schools to lend their players to the Philippine team for the next FIBA Asia Under-18 Championships. The youth national team had problems forming the best team because the top players were not allowed by their schools to participate. "We can only improve if we can convince all our schools to really support our youth program," Oliver says, adding the tournament this year had been a learning experience for the squad, now led by former FIBA World Under-17 championship campaigner Jolo Mendoza. (spin.ph)
Just last week, we saw the very first trailer for the stand-alone Wonder Woman movie. Just before the week ended, Hollywood star Gal Gadot shared how absolutely thrilled she was about Barbie getting a Wonder Woman makeover. "This is absolutely extraordinary — the #WonderWoman @Barbie is here! Who got theirs at #SDCC this year!?" she tweeted. The Wonder Woman Barbie doll is based on the Gadot's version of the character which debuted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It features the sword-and-shield clad Amazonian Princess wearing a gold tiara and a matte blue cape over plated armor, and will also carry a gold lasso as seen in the new trailer. Wonder Woman hits cinemas in June 2017. (ew.com)
5. We want The Tale of Peter Rabbit commemorative stamps!
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It was announced a few months back that the characters from the classic children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit will have stamps to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its author's birth. British author Beatrix Potter is one of the most celebrated children's authors of all time. Potter has over 23 books, plus a recently discovered 24th story set for release in September. U.K.'s Royal Mail introduced ten new stamps featuring Potter's iconic characters Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny. This collection has our stamp of approval! (mashable.com)