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  • Pregnant Maricar on Being Spoiled by Friends: 'Aabusuhin Ko Na!'

    Plus, Toni proves Baby Seve looks like his dad Paul Soriano, Jennylyn Mercado reveals best and toughest parts of being a single mom, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Pregnant Maricar de Mesa loves being spoiled by friends!

    "'Yung pagiging spoiled ng lahat ng friends, ng family, ng father na mas lalo pang na-spoil ako. Sabi ko, aabusuhin ko na 'to, ilang buwan lang naman," the mom-to-be told Pep.ph during her baby shower. Maricar said she loves it when her friends check up on her or bring her any food she's craving at the moment. 


    This is going to be Maricar's first baby with her non-showbiz boyfriend. When they confirmed she was indeed along the family way -- they got the email when they were about to go inside a church to pray -- Maricar admitted she was so excited, while her partner even cried. In about a month's time, they will be welcoming their child. She plans to give birth in the Philippines since it's her first pregnancy and because her family is here. 

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    Maricar chose to be private when it comes to her new relationship. She said she has learned a lot from her separation and annulment from her ex, former basketball player Don Allado. The pretty mom-to-be said, however, that she'll introduce her new beau to the public when he arrives in the country. (pep.ph)

    Baby Seve is the spitting image of dad Paul Soriano


    If not for the vintage colors of the first photo, you would think that the two babies pictured are the same, or they could be twins -- but they're not. The first one is a photo of Paul Soriano as a child, while the second one is his and wife Toni Gonzaga's son Seve, who's nine months old. 



    Toni has been posting shots of her little boy in an attempt to freeze time. "Stay in my arms a little longer please," the new mom wrote as a caption for one of the photos. In another post, she wrote, "Let me love you a little more before you're not little anymore." Aww. Time flies by so fast! (pep.ph)

    Jennylyn Mercado reveals best and toughest parts of being a single mom


     When she gave birth, one of her fears was whether or not the public would still accept her. Jennylyn wasn't sure if she still had a career to go back to. But now, the sexy single mom feels so proud in seeing her almost-nine-year-old son Alex Jazz (with actor Patrick Garcia) grow up into a fine young boy and "the feeling of pride that I raised him single-handedly," Jennylyn told Inquirer.net. The hardest part of being a single mom, she says, is time management. "Especially when shooting takes me out of town, I miss some of Jazz’s school programs due to the demands of my job, but he understands that I’m working hard for his future," she added. (inquirer.net)

    WATCH: First look at Big Hero 6 The Series

    Baymax and the rest of the gang are headed to the small screen. At the D23 Expo held over the weekend, the opening sequence with a new animation style and a superhero theme song for Big Hero 6 The Series was unveiled. The series stars Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Jamie Chung (Go Go), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Ryan Potter (Hiro), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Khary Payton (Wasabi), Brooks Wheelan (Fred), Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), David Shaughnessy (Heathcliff), and Stan Lee (yes, the original Stan Lee returns as Fred’s Dad). Big Hero 6 The Series is set to premiere on Disney XD later this year. (ew.com)


    Cartoon Network characters promote coding for kids
    Turner Asia Pacific launched its "Code the Future with Cartoon Network" campaign to teach kids basic computer programming in a fun and interactive way. It includes an in-school adventure camp, a young ambassador initiative and a website packed with coding tutorials, videos and concepts from Cartoon Network. The company also enlisted two young and talented Filipino coders Nico Jorge, who enjoys creating ang playing games, and Faith Khoo, who develops games for school projects.

    The three-month Code the Future workshops will start this month at ten Metro Manila schools. Kids aged eight to ten will learn the fundamentals of coding through a free programming language and an online community that provides easy access for anyone who wants to create and share interactive stories, games, and animation. Plus, Cartoon Network’s characters Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears will also help! (rappler.com)

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