1. In Photos: Toni Gonzaga's baby shower!
The TV host, actress, and soon-to-be mom just had a baby shower. The nautical-themed pre-mommy party was sponsored by ABS-CBN's Star Studio magazine and attended by some of Toni's closest friends in and out of showbiz. Of course, her husband Paul Soriano and sister Alex Gonzaga were present. Young moms Sarah Lahbati with son Zion, Jolina Magdangal and Beauty Gonzales with daughter Olivia, another mom-to-be Mariel Rodriguez, Iza Calzado, Julia Barretto, Martin Nievera, designer Rajo Laurel were also there to celebrate. Toni and Paul announced last April that they're expecting a little one, and that it's going to be a baby boy! She's due to give birth in late September or early October. (abs-cbn.com)
2. Scarlet Snow says "I love you" in the sweetest way!
Dad Hayden Kho and mom Vicki Belo were teaching their adorable daughter to address her fans and say "I love you." She was able to say it in her own way -- and it's just sooo cute! Scarlet has demonstrated her growing vocabulary as Hayden taught her the names of the different veggies in another post. Aside from her lessons, she's also being taught how to walk like a flower girl by her Ate Cristalle Belo in time for her wedding. That part, she needs help with as she tends to run rather than walk. We're positive she'll learn soon enough.
3. Palace pushes for mandatory ROTC
College students, male and female, may soon be required to undergo the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). According to presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo, the revival of the mandatory ROTC for college students is to instill discipline and patriotism among the youth, and a ploy to keep the youth away from illegal drugs. The proposal was drafted by the Commission on Higher Education chairman Patricia Cunanan, and when it was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte, he nodded in agreement. If ROTC becomes mandatory again, Panelo also assured the public that this time, there would be provisions to prevent abuse. In 2001, the ROTC was made optional under the National Service Training Program due to incidents of fatal hazing activities. (inquirer.net)
4. Watch: Legends of the Hidden Temple first trailer
Another revival for the '90s kids! The hit Nickelodeon game show Legends of The Hidden Temple that's getting a revival movie of the same name, released its very first trailer. The teaser shows the Hidden Temple Park, of course, where siblings Sadie, Noah, and Dudley find themselves in a trap and work together to escape the temple. There are many throwbacks to the game's famous challenges, such as the moat, the Mayan guardians, Dark Forest and the Silver Money Puzzle. Dee Bradley Baker returns as the voice of Olmec, the guide of the temple. Original host, Kirk Fogg, also reprises his role. Legends of the Hidden Temple will debut as a TV movie on Nickelodeon around mid-September to early November this year. (ibtimes.com.au)
5. Moms walk out on Bad Moms movie screening
About 50 moms organized a trip to the cinema to see Mila Kunis and Kristin Bell's movie Bad Moms in Fort Myers, Florida. When the theater manager refused entry to two moms Juliana Valverde and Brooklynn Cahill who both brought their purely-breastfed newborn with them, more than 50 moms walked out in protest. They were told they could exchange their tickets for another movie's screening, but still joined their mommy friends. That's when they were asked to leave, even if they spotted other kids ages 3 to 5 inside the theater. Children under age 6 are not allowed to see R-rated film, even with parent's consent, according to the cinema's policy.
"Yes the movie was rated R but my baby is 4 weeks old, in a wrap, facing my chest, and asleep- where is the common sense?" Cahill wrote in a post. Valverde said in an interview, "There's obviously an issue here, and it's not the fact that the babies are watching a rated-R film, and it wasn't that they were noisy because the one baby was sleeping... they didn't say anything to the other moms with children." As they were arguing with the manager, Velverde's baby became fussy and needed to nurse in public. The manager looked at her in disgust and ordered her to cover up -- even if she had a blanket on -- or leave. Florida state laws allows women to breastfed in public with or without a cover. The moms demanded a refund and left. (people.com)