In case you missed it, Max Eigenmann had casually revealed that Jake Ejercito is the biological father of half-sister Andi's daughter, Ellie, during a guesting on Mo Twister's radio podcast last September 22 (read more about it here). Andi or Jake has yet to release a statement on Max's revelation. But soon after news outlets picked up the story, Andi's former boyfriend, Albie Casiño, posted a "Thank You" on his Instagram. When Andi's pregnancy became known, Albie was rumored to be the father, but he denied it and alleged that Andi had "many boys." A heated exchange ensued between the former couple and their respective parents. Last night, Albie exclusively told Pep.ph, "I just feel relieved [upon hearing the news]." He also stated to Cosmo.ph, "I’m just happy that the truth is out, I can finally relax now." 2. Tricia Centenera has new cryptic posts in social media.
After Angeli Valenciano released a statement on the marriage woes of her son Gab and his wife Tricia Centenera, saying "not everything you read is true," (read her statement here), Tricia turned to Twitter to seemingly vent. We wondered if this was in reaction to her mother-in-law: "The truth really does hurt. But it will set you free. Now all you have to do is pick up the pieces." A more recent tweet read: "You'd think considering he wanted this, he'd be more cooperative... Please stop making my life difficult and have some integrity to respond." Was she talking about Gab, and was this in response to reports that Gab is pushing for divorce? (pep.ph)
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3. Idina Menzel is engaged!
Just in time for the release of her new self-titled album, the singer-actress, who voices Elsa in the hit Disney movie Frozen, is engaged to fellow actor and singer Aaron Lohr. Idina took to Twitter to announce the good news. "As if this week couldn't get any better, I have wonderful news... my man and I are engaged! We are so happy. It's a beautiful time," the 45-year-old Tony Award winner posted. Idina and Aaron have kept their romance hush-hush, but Variety reports they moved in together last year. In 2014, her divorce to Broadway star Taye Diggs was finalized, roughly a year after they announced their separation. Idina is also already a mom to 7-year-old son Walker with her ex-husband. Congratulations! (people.com)
4. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan want to cure all diseases.
After pledging to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charitable causes when their daughter Max was born, Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan just announced Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's first major investment in science. With a US$3 billion pledge, the initiative's goal is to "cure diseases to advance human potential and promote equality." Dr. Chan said, "We want to dramatically improve every life in Max’s generation and make sure we don’t miss a single soul. We’ll be investing in basic science research with the goal of curing disease." Mark added, "That doesn’t mean no one will ever get sick. But they should be able to treat it and manage it." In a Facebook post, Mark thanked everyone who supported the new science initiative. "We believe it's possible to cure all diseases in our children's lifetime, and that it's worth fighting for. If we do this together, it will be one of the greatest gifts we all leave for our children and generations to come," he wrote. (nytimes.com)
5. Yahoo confirms data of 500 million user accounts stolen. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently investigating Yahoo's data breach that happened in late 2014. According to Yahoo's statement, it believes that large data hack was an individual acting on behalf of a government. "The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers," the company said. The good news is no financial data, such as bank account numbers and credit card data, were included in the stolen information. Still, if you have a Yahoo account, you should change your passwords, security questions, turn on two-factor authentication (when you log in, you will be asked to enter a code which will be sent to your phone) and review their accounts for suspicious activity. (cnn.com)