• Top of the Morning: Look! Toni Gonzaga's Growing Baby Bump!

    Plus, Zsa Zsa Padilla's family express support, netizens want Elsa to have girlfriend, and more!
  • 1. Toni Gonzaga shows off her growing baby bump!

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    On Instagram, celebrity stylist Kim Yap shared a peek of the infanticipating TV host and actress' growing baby bump with a black-and-white photo that was taken during a shoot. (The photo has since been taken down by the stylist.) When Toni finally confirmed her pregnancy on Sunday noontime show ASAP last April 17, she promised to still fulfill her commitments despite her condition. She also said that she'd eventually be taking time out and just enjoy the moment. (pep.ph


    2. Zsa Zsa Padilla's family and friends express full support 

    When news broke that the singer and her fiance, architect Conrad Onglao, have called off their engagement, family and friends of Zsa Zsa Padilla expressed their all-out support for her. Daughter Karylle said in an interview with GMA 7, "Siyempre dumadaan tayo sa magandang part ng buhay minsan may malungkot pero ang importante naman her family and friends are behind her," she says. Kris Aquino showed her support by posting on Instagram a photo of Zsa Zsa with Josh and Bimby with the caption, "We've been friends for 20 years. We [love] her. I hold dear to my heart the saying, 'Friends are the family we got to choose for ourselves.'" The Divine Diva has yet to issue a statement other than the short one she sent the press via her handler: "We tried it. It didn't work out." The caption of her latest post on Instagram reads: "When I am quiet, that is when I hear God talking to me. Thank you Jesus for blessing me and my family." (gmanetwork.com)


    3. Five-year-old boy honored for saving lola from fire

    Edmund Jon Nipay from Jones, Isabela was one of the 33 awardees at the 17th Gawad Kalasag Awards: Search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance, an honor given by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. When Edmund was three years old, a sudden surge of electricity after a power outage caused a fire in their home. His parents weren't around, so even though he was scared, Edmund searched for his Lola Adoracion, then 60, and pushed her wheelchair outside the house. He even went back inside their house to get her eyeglasses and cell phone, so he could ask for help. "'Pag nangyari ulit iyon, gagawin ko pa rin ang ginawa ko para sagipin ang lola ko,” he was quoted as saying. Good job, Edmund! (inquirer.net)


    4. Frozen fans want Queen Elsa to have a female love interest

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    In an effort to be more LGBT-inclusive, a group of Frozen movie fans started a campaign to give Elsa a girlfriend. Twitter user #lexi4prez a.k.a. 17-year-old Alexis Isabel Moncada started the campaign, telling NBC, "A lot of us see [Frozen] as a metaphor for coming out and accepting who you are," she said. She started the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend on Twitter, and several netizens are joining her cause. Twitter user Jeffrey Marsh said, "#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them," while @FemmeDarling (a.k.a. Zara) said, "#GiveElsaAGirlfriend LGBT love isn't explicit or sexual, it's beautiful just like all love is. Show children that." Disney has yet to respond. (mashable.com)


    5. Chinese baby born with 31 fingers and toes

    Baby Honghong from the rural Hunan province in China was born with 15 fingers and 16 toes. Doctors say he has an extreme case of polydactyly, a medical term that means having extra fingers and toes, which was undetected even though his mother, who also has the condition (she has 12 fingers and 12 toes), had undergone several prenatal scans, including an advanced four-dimensional ultrasound. Surgery for Honghong might be difficult, but it’s possible. Back in 2010, doctors operated on a six-year-old boy who also had 31 fingers and toes. The procedure, however, could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and local media have been calling for donations for the family. (mashable.com)


    6. Jessica Alba's Honest Co. defends its organic formula milk
    Honest Co., founded by Hollywood actress Jessica Alba and former nonprofit CEO Christopher Gavigan, is set to defend yet another lawsuit on their organic infant formula allegedly containing eleven "synthetic substances that are not allowed in organic products." In their blog post, the company's founders released a statement: "The time and care that we took to create and develop our Organic Infant Formula reflects a personal and professional commitment to giving families an option worthy of their confidence." Honest Co. reiterated that their product has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has met the "at least 95-percent organic ingredients" required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (fortune.com

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