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Top of the Morning: Rica Peralejo Focuses on Healing After MiscarriagePlus, first Disney Frozen theme-park ride, Starbucks pledges to be parent-friendly, and more!
1. Rica Peralejo healing after miscarriage
After announcing last February 29 that she and her sister Paula Peralejo are expecting a little bundle of joy at the same time, Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio revealed in a blog post entitled "Pain and Peace" on March 2 that she had lost the baby. "It was good while it lasted, it was good even when it ended," she started her post. She shared that she's in great emotional pain and that she has a long way to go to heal. "Believe it or not, what I truly feel right now is that despite of everything that happened, this is still God’s mercy upon our family. I don’t know how I am able to say this, but I really truly believe this is still His mercy in action and I can’t help but be grateful for so much" she said. Read the rest of her blog post here. (pep.ph)
2. Look! Disneyworld's new Frozen ride!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The first Disney World Frozen ride is nothing but magical! The "Frozen Ever After" attraction, which will first open in Epcot in Orlando, Florida this year, was designed by a team that did similar research in Norway, like what filmmakers did when they designed the world of Elsa in Ann in the films. "We actually brought some craftsmen back who helped us create the original Norway Pavilion,” Theron Skees, executive creative director of Walt Disney Imagineering, said at a press conference. Other new attractions include "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" in Hollywood Studios, "Rivers of Light" at the Animal Kingdom, and more. (buzzfeed.com)
3. Starbucks signs charter to support parents
Starbucks in the U.K. had signed up to the National Childbirth Trust's Parents Friendly Places Charter to support breastfeeding moms. By signing this charter, the international coffee shop franchise pledged to provide a parent-friendly environment in their 800 stores in the U.K., particularly to make sure that parents feeding their kids, whether by bottle, breast, or in a high chair, don't feel ashamed or judged, and are assured that the staff will be available to them in case they need help. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
4. The Harry Potter universe will feature two more films
J.K. Rowling just confirmed that the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts is a trilogy -- that means two more movies to get excited about! While not a sequel to the Harry Potter's story, Fantastic Beasts is based on one of Harry's textbooks Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander, who is played in the movie by award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne. It's set 70 years before Harry's time. However, the most-awaited sequel comes in the form of a play and a script book, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, which will debut in July in time for Harry Potter's (and J.K. Rowling's) birthday. (candymag.com)
5. Watch the first Ghostbusters trailerADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! The first ever full trailer for the 2016 reboot of the franchise did not disappoint. Headlined by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the new movie presents a new take on Ghostbusters by having female leads, while still retaining the cosmic energy the previous films had in terms of the laughs. And there's slime! Ghostbusters will premiere in theaters in July this year. (ew.com)