• Top of the Morning: Michael Bublé's 3-year-old Son Completes First Round of Cancer Treatments

    Plus, President Duterte wants elementary and high school students to visit Malacañang, Cai Cortez teases baby’s arrival in new baby bump selfie, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Michael Bublé son Noah "well enough" to be home for Christmas

    The Canadian crooner and his family will be able to celebrate Christmas at home this year with three-year-old son Noah, who has been undergoing chemotherapy session in the U.S. According to reports, Noah has completed the first round of treatments and is well enough to be home. However, the family will not be spending the holidays in Vancouver, like they used to, but in Los Angeles, California, and members of both sides of the family will fly in to join them, including Bublé's sister Brandee who is gifting Noah with a Hatchimal. According to Gente, a news outlet in Argentine, Noah is being treated for liver cancer. In November this year, Michael announced that their firstborn son was diagnosed with cancer without revealing other details. (huffingtonpost.ca)


    2. Cai Cortez teases baby’s arrival in new baby bump selfie

     

    "Soon" was her simple caption, plus a heart emoji, to another baby bump selfie she posted on Instagram. Cai has kept quiet about when she and husband Wissem Rkhami will welcome their first baby, a boy. Based on her Instagram posts, she has already done a maternity shoot and a baby shower thus far. Back in July, a month after getting married, she announced her pregnancy. "We were planning to just have a small ceremony. Just you, me, my immediate family, your adopted family in the form of your friends, chosen witnesses, and of course the very important guest who had a front seat in my belly... I couldn't ask for a better man to be the father of my [baby]. You will be a great father because I know that you are an amazing husband," she said.


    3. President Duterte wants to open Malacañang to elementary, HS students
    President Rodrigo Duterte had said he wants to open Malacañang Palace to the public, particularly to elementary and high school students. "[The Malacañang Palace] is not really intended for me... Inyo 'yan, pasok kayo... wag lang masyadong marami," he said in a speech during the Belenismo Awards 2016 in Tarlac City. "Kokonti lang, especially students. Gusto ko 'yang mga bata — grade school, they should be allowed first [pati] high school, gusto ko sila muna," the president added. The Malacañang Palace has been conducting tours of the Presidential Museum & Library which were open to the public even before President Duterte took office (you may click this link for more information). It is not clear if there will be changes, but President Duterte says the public can also schedule a tour of the Palace through the President's Hotline at 8888 or by visiting the Malacañang Palace website. (gmanetwork.com)


    4. Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'
    New research says the increase in C-section childbirth cases is resulting to an evolutionary change: more mothers are now needing surgery to be able to deliver their baby due to their narrow pelvis size. The estimated cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s, to 36 in 1,000 births today. "Without modern medical intervention, such problems [i.e., fetopelvic disproportion or that the baby not being able to fit through the maternal birth canal] often were lethal and this is, from an evolutionary perspective, selection. Women with a very narrow pelvis would not have survived birth 100 years ago. They do now and pass on their genes encoding for a narrow pelvis to their daughters," says Dr. Philipp Mitteroecker, of the department of theoretical biology at the University of Vienna. (bbc.com)


    5. In photos: Suits and Pretty Little Liars stars' bohemian wedding

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    Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario have tied the knot and it's the perfect bohemian California wedding. Guests spent the wedding weekend in glamorous camping tents that were set up at the venue. The ceremony was set in an intimate area surrounded by trees. Paths were marked with candles to guide guests towards their vintage wooden theater seats. The couple exchanged their vows in front of two old oak trees. Troian wore a white Cortana gown, headpiece by Amaroq and a veil, according to Hello, while Adams wore a navy blue three-piece Ralph Lauren suit. Some of the Hollywood celebs who witnessed their I-do's were Troian's co-stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Sasha Pieterse, Keegan Allen, Ian Harding and Adams’ friend Chris Pine. Congratulations! (people.com)

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