• JUST IN: Pauleen Luna-Sotto Has Given Birth!

    Plus, Charlene and Aga celebrate twins' 16th birthdays, Kris Aquino reveals waiving child support from James Yap, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • JUST IN: Pauleen Luna-Sotto has given birth!

    Viewers on Eat Bulaga today, November 6, watched as Vic Sotto gave a shoutout to his wife Pauleen and announced she had just given birth to their first baby. At first, co-host Allan K. joked that it was her birthday, but Joey de Leon clarified that it was not Pauleen's birthday. "May birthday pero hindi sya," Joey said. "Nanganak na ba? Weh," Allan K asked. Vic nodded to confirm their "bouncing baby girl" had arrived.

    As of press time, Pauleen has yet to post on social media a photo of Baby T, but Vic promised they would share a photo soon. The baby also comes just four days before Pauleen's 28th birthday on November 10. Congratulations to the couple! (Read more how Pauleen and Vic found out about her pregnancy and prepared for the baby's arrival here.) 

    Charlene and Aga's  twins celebrate 16th birthday

    Charlene and Aga marked their twins' birthday by posting throwback photos and videos of them when they were younger. "Happy Birthday, Atasha & Andres. You have given your dad, and I complete happiness and joy through the years, and we are truly blessed to be your parents," mom Charlene wrote on her Instagram birthday greetings for her kids. "As you turn 16 today, we wish for you to reach for your dreams, spread the love and continue to find true happiness with God’s grace and kindness. Thank you for the 16 years of love and compassion. We are truly proud of you, Ate & Kuya. Know in your heart your Dad & Mama will always be here for you no matter what," she added. 

    In his birthday message for the twins, Aga wrote on Instagram, "Just wanted to share a few of the million moments we experienced with our wonderful crazy duo! You have given us so much laughter, love, and happiness and you continue to do so! There are no words to describe how much your mom and I love you both. Happiest of birthdays to you both!" Happy birthday Atash and Andres! (pep.ph)

    Kris Aquino reveals waiving ex-husband James Yap's child support for Bimb
    The Queen of All Media confirmed in a comment on her Instagram post that she had waived child support from James for their son Bimby. The revelation came after a netizen asked about their son's school arrangements. The user second-guessed that James thought homeschooling Bimb is Kris's way of keeping the father from visiting his son in school.

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    "You know, at this point Care Bears (which we take that Kris means, 'I don't care anymore') na. It hurt Bimb deeply when his dad said nakakawalang ganang magpaka-ama sa kanya... so anyway custody was granted to me, and I waived child support regardless of compromise agreement from our very fair family court judge," the single mom wrote. "So we'll live our lives peacefully — mantra ko yun — I cannot control how others will behave or react but I can control myself and be the best mom possible," Kris stressed. 


    Last August, after eight months of not seeing Bimb, James was granted visitation rights to see his son every Friday. But the father lamented to Pep.ph that "mahirap pilitin yung sarili mo na ayaw naman sa'yo." Since then, the two met a few times through the initiative of Michela Cazzola, James's girlfriend, but the relationship was rumored to be troubled again became when Bimb didn't attend his half-brother MJ's first birthday. (pep.ph)

    Happy birthday, Nataleia Martine Valenciano!

    The daughter of Paolo Valenciano and Samantha Godinez turned 1 year old last November 2, and her birthday party was had a Star Wars theme. "Leia using the force.....and just like that, she's [one]. Happy 1st bday Sungs! Papa, mama, and troops love you so so much!" wrote doting mom Samantha wrote on Instagram. "Our baby girl turned [one] today. Papa will always be here for you," wrote Gary Valenciano's eldest son.

    As one of the trueest daughter of Star Wars' fans, the little girl's party looked like a comic convention for the sci-fi franchise's little fans. May the force be with her, indeed! Happy birthday, Leia! 

    Did you know that Disney Pixar's animator for its upcoming movie is Pinay?

    Another Filipino talent takes the center stage, this time for Disney Pixar's full-length animated feature Coco. Gini Santos happens to be the film's supervising animator. Born in the Philippines and raised in Guam since she was three, Gini had gone back to the Philippines to attend the University of Santo Tomas where she graduated with a fine arts degree in advertising arts.

    After receiving her master's degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York city, she worked in the advertising industry and joined Pixar in September 1996. She worked on Toy Story 2 as a character animator. She then went on to become part of A Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Up. Gini also served as lead animator on Pixar’s short film Lifted. Coco opens in theaters on November 22. 

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