• Top of the Morning: Pinoy Fan Makes Miss Universe 2015-inpired Doll

    There are not just one but a total of four Pia dolls! Plus, dad-to-be is pregnant, Chinese star gives birth, and more!
  • 1. Pinoy fan created a Miss Universe 2015-inpired doll

    Ian Mendajar is such a fan of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach that he made a doll in her image and likeness. His most recent creation is a doll depicting Wurtzbach's coronation night, wearing the blue evening gown and the Miss Universe crown. We say most recent because Mendajar had previously created three dolls with The Miss Universe 2015 as his inspiration. There's a one where she's wearing her Binibining Pilipinas national costume, another wearing the crown and dress she wore when she won Binibining Pilipinas Miss Universe, and a third doll recreating her Star Magic Ball appearance. This is not the first time Mendajar made dolls in the image and likeness of Pinay beauty queens; he has made dolls inspired by Miss Universe 2012 runner up Janine Tugonon and Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Colis. (abs-cbn.com

     

    2. Actress Zhang Ziyi welcomes baby girl

    Zhang Ziyi, best known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon had welcomed a daughter with musician fiancé Wang Feng. “December 27th, 2015, you, me, her … With the birth of this little life, we have our own family. Everything went safely and smoothly. Infinite gratitude!” she wrote on social media when she announced the news. Zhang and Wang were engaged in February, when Wang delivered her engagement ring via a drone. This is Zhang's first child, while Wang is already a dad to two daughters from a previous relationship. Congratulations! (people.com

     

    3. "Father-to-be" carries baby for transgender partner
    When Ecuador's Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, it was a unique and the first of its kind in South America. See, Rodriguez was born Luis and Machado was born Maria, and of course Machado/Maria is the one carrying their first baby to term. Both of them take hormones but have not undergone gender reassignment surgery. The LGBT couple said they let everyone in on their baby news "to break myths about transsexuality," Rodriguez told the Associated Press. So far, the church leaders over in their side of the globe have remained silent, which Rodriguez says is a good surprise. (foxnews.com

     

    4. Ultrasound may help test for breast cancer
    A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute claims that ultrasonography can help diagnose cancer in women with dense breasts. The researchers looked at data from almost 3,000 women across the U.S., Canada, and Argentina, who each had three screenings over three years via mammography and ultrasonography. Both tests identified around the same number of cancers. Mammography detected non-invasive cancers. On the other hand, the ultrasound was better at detecting invasive ones but also had the most false alarms. Doctors would have to rely on their own judgment, or use both screening tests to give them more data to base a patient's treatment going forward. (gmanetwork.com

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    3. Ryan Philippe is engaged! 
    Actor Ryan Philippe and his longtime love Paulina Slagter are engaged. The two have been together for four years. He proposed to the 24-year-old law student over the Christmas holidays and the two will be welcoming the New Year together in Miami. Philippe is the father of Ava, 16, and Deacon, 12, his children with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon. He also has son, Kai, 4, with ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp. Congratulations! (people.com

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