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  • Top of the Morning: Look! Iya Villania Back at the Gym 42 Days After Giving Birth

    Plus, Julie Andrews set to return on TV, Ryan Agoncillo finds out what daughter Yohan wants to become, and more!
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
  • 1. Supermom Iya Villania back at the gym 42 days after giving birth


    Just 42 days after she gave birth to son Antonio Primo, new mom Iya Villania has resumed her active lifestyle. A video posted on her Instagram account shows the TV host riding her bike to the gym, and captioned it, "No time to waste when you have a hungry baby boy waiting for you back home." Two days earlier, Iya seemed to be sweating it out using a rower, as posted on Instagram, while husband Drew Arellano snapped a pic of her in full workout mode. "Exercise is my feel good activity that keeps me from going insane from this new life of motherhood. It's a tough job! So I gotta keep up!" she said in another post. (pep.ph

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    2. Profound theme makes "Trolls" movie entertaining for both young and old 
    “Trolls” has a strong story, great characters and fantastic music, but at its heart, it explores the nature of happiness, a subject that fascinates its filmmakers. “We wanted to explore the idea that everyone is born with an innate sense of happiness that lives inside them,” says director Mike Mitchell. “We wanted to find out: Where does happiness come from? What happens when you get it and what happens when you lose it?,” adds co-director Walt Dohrn.        

    “Trolls” is a funny and irreverent new movie from DreamWorks Animation, which is all about happiness. Anna Kendrick stars as the voice of Poppy, the optimistic and relentlessly positive leader of the Trolls, while Justin Timberlake lends his voice to Branch, who is fearful and over-cautious. "Trolls" opens November 2 in cinemas nationwide. Watch the latest trailer below:

    3. Yohan tells dad Ryan Agoncillo: "I want to be a DJ"
    Yohan Agoncillo has got her mind set on what she wants as a career, her dad Ryan found out recently. In an Instagram post, Ryan recounts a conversation with the 11-year-old, during which she told him, "I know what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be a DJ!," adding she wants to be "like Chico, Delamar and Gino". The proud dad admits, "napaisip ako ng slight." Yohan is an athlete like her dad and has won swimming competitions earlier this year. (gmanetwork.com)


    4. Twins with conjoined heads separated through surgery


    Thirteen-month-old twins Jadon and Anias McDonald were born with craniopagus, a condition where they share portions of their skull and brain tissues. Last October 14, at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York, with a team of 40 experts and more than 20 hours of surgery, they were successfully separated. Nonetheless, the two boys are facing "a long road of recovery and rehabilitation," the Montefiore said in a statement. On Facebook, the twins' mother Nicole McDonald posted a message of relief right after the surgery: "And then there were two... :)Skull reconstruction is underway. I was told Anias "misbehaved" but now both boys are stable. Still in disbelief! God is good! What an amazing group of doctors we have!!! Way to go team! Way to go my sweet babies! Mommy and daddy are here waiting for you...We love you more than life." (livescience.com)  

    5. Julie Andrews set to return on TV 
    Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress Julie Andrews is set to make a comeback on the small screen with "Julie's Greenroom," a TV series which aims to teach children how to put on a show. This was announced at the MIPJUNIOR conference in Cannes by Lisa Henson, the creator's daughter. Together with a group of puppets created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop, Andrews, who is best known for her role as Maria in the 1965 musical "The Sound of Music" will try to teach dance, music, mime, and even circus skills to "greenies". "Julie's Greenroom" will air first online on Netflix in 2017. (interaksyon.com

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