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Top of the Morning: Marian Rivera Preps for Her Baby ShowerInvitations have been sent out to celebrate the coming of "Baby Maria."
1. Marian Rivera getting ready for her baby shower
Actress Marian Rivera and husband actor-producer Dingdong Dantes are already giving out invitations for her baby shower, and although Marian shared that she has no idea what’s in store during the gathering set on September 26th, she still is very excited. She mentioned that there are other groups of friends who wanted to throw her a baby shower, but she opted to have just one. “Kasi, nung bridal shower ko, ang dami. Kaya this time, isa lang”, saying that there’s still a “next time,” referring to future babies. Marian is currently 32 weeks pregnant with her first child. It’s no secret that she wants to have more kids and have a big family. (pep.ph)
2. “Normal Barbie” doll gets her period
The Lammily Doll -- also known as the “Normal Barbie” doll with realistic body proportions and comes with accessories such as pimples, cellulite, and scars -- is getting her period. Yes, you read that right. Creator Nickolay Lamm said of the doll’s milestone, “It’s just what happens in real life. We wanted to put it on the doll so it’s not a scary thing.” The Lammily Doll getting her period is a fun way to explain the menstrual cycle to kids, he added. When you buy the kit, it comes with an educational pamphlet with what to expect from a menstrual cycle, a pair of underwear, 19 colored pad, a calendar, and stickers to track periods. (time.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
3. Hayao Miyazaki is making a nature park for children
The genius animator behind the Totoro character is building a nature park for kids. Hayao retired from making animated movies recently but is investing 2.5 million dollars of his own money to open a 10,000-acre nature park for children -- a place where kids can play, read, sleep, and have fun to their hearts’ content. The nature park, “The Forest Where The Wind Returns”, is planned to rise on the island of Kume in Okinawa and is set to open in 2017. It will not have any man-made equipment or attractions. Instead, kids can run, jump and have fun in the giant natural playground. It will also have a library and sleeping quarters. (buzzfeed.com)
4. U.S. Senate blocks federal 20-week abortion ban bill
It was the first time that the U.S. Senate had voted. The 20-week abortion ban or the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure that was already approved in the lower house, was rejected at the Senate level. The bill would have prevented women from getting an abortion after the 20th week. The American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) applauds the decision, and said in a statement: “This bill would have represented a clear blow to women’s access to needed reproductive services and was an example of gross legislative interference. Leading medical groups agree that a 20-week ban on abortion, if passed, would interfere with the patient-physician relationship at a time when women are in need of quality, compassionate care.” (yahoo.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. “Viva Hot Babe” reveals baby boy’s name
Viva Hot Babe and actress Jen Rosendahl recently revealed her coming baby boy’s name in her Instagram posts. In one photo of her rocking a bikini with her baby belly, she wrote in the caption: “Love my belly! Can't wait to hold my Little Tyler.” In another photo of her with earphones and her belly with earphones, too, she wrote, “Mommy & Tyler listening & relaxing to Mozart for babies music.” It was in May when Jen announced that she’s pregnant with her first child with non-showbiz husband Jules Changco. (gmanetwork.com)