1. Mariel Rodriguez assures fans her sudden hospital trip is no-biggie
"I rushed myself to the hospital thinking something was wrong because it was a feeling I have not felt before," Mariel wrote on her Facebook yesterday, referring to 'abdominal pains'. "Turns out, my baby is just really playful. It was the baby's movements I was feeling!" she explained. Mariel admits that she got a little paranoid because of other people's (unsolicited) advice, including that she should not travel (she and husband Robin Padilla just got back from a trip to the Netherlands). "Truth is, I won't do anything that would harm my baby and I'm not going to let comments affect me anymore. I am sensitive, hormonal and paranoid as it is. What I need from people... their prayers, not unsolicited advice," she added. Mariel was relieved to hear the baby's heartbeat, but was told to take it easy. She's taking a leave from the noontime show It's Showtime to "relax now and enjoy my pregnancy and pray for a healthy baby." (pep.ph)
2. Nadine Samonte expecting a baby girl!
The actress took to Instagram to announce that she and non-showbiz husband Richard Chua are having a girl -- and they already have a name. Nadine posted an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby and captioned it, "Now it’s official: we are having a baby Girl. Presenting our baby Heather Sloane Chua #HeatherSloane. Me and daddy @rboy_chua can’t wait to see you." Nadine is already in her third trimester, and is busy prepping for baby Heather Sloane's arrival. On her Instagram, she previously shared that she's reading a lot about pregnancy and the first year of life, and had so much fun learning about breastfeeding from lactation consultant Joyce Martinez at The Parenting Emporium. (pep.ph)
3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expecting Baby Number 2!
There's another baby on the way for the That 70's Show alums, their reps exclusively confirmed to People. "Ashton genuinely lights up when talking about Wyatt and the little one on the way," a source close to Ashton said. "Everything about being a father is natural to him." In an in interview with Mila in October last year, she shared that she's definitely excited about expanding their family-of-three. The two are already parents to 20-month-old Wyatt Isabelle. Congratulations! (people.com)
3. ABS-CBN's YEY! Channel launches own children's show!
ABS-CBN TVPlus launched yesterday the first-ever locally-produced kids’ show on digital TV entitled Team Yey that featuers six kids sharing their talents and skills, encouraging "kids to have fun while exploring possibilities that they may excel in. One activity and one Team Yey member will have the spotlight for each day. "Galaw Go" featuring Dance Kids finalist AJ Urquia is on Mondays. Tuesdays will have Goin’ Bulilit star Mitch Naco in the all-about-food segment "Snaks Naman". Young actress Hannah Vito takes over Wednesdays with "Artstig," while Thursdays will be for "Game? Play!" hosted by young athlete and former The Voice Kids contestant Sam Shoaf. Friday is storytelling day with model Raven Cajugurian, while Saturday will have "SoundCheck" led by Luke Alford, also a former The Voice Kids contestant. On Sundays, everybody gets to play and participate in challenges in "Sunday Funday". Team Yey premieres on June 19 on the Yey! channel, exclusively available to ABS-CBN TVPlus viewers. (abs-cbn.com)
4. Disney x Coach launches Mickey Mouse-inspired collection
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American luxury leather goods company Coach, in collaboration with Disney, released a new limited-edition collection of bags, sportswear, and sneakers inspired by the iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse -- also in celebration of the brand's 75th anniversary. The collection includes leather purses, backpacks, cross-body bags, and wallets, in black, red, yellow, and white stamped with a tiny Mickey, or comes with adorable Mickey ears attached. For clothing, there are bandanas, charms, tees, sneakers, leather jackets, dolls, and luggage tags, and more! The Disney x Coach 1941 collection is now exclusively available at the Coach store in Soho, New York, and at Colette, in Paris, but they will be available on coach.com and Coach stores worldwide starting June 17. (instyle.com)