Disney Studios will release another sequel to Simba's story, "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar." The movie will set up the Disney Channel series of the same title, which tells the story of Kion, Simba and Nala's second son. Kion is set to lead The Lion Guard, a team that protects the pride lands. The new movie is set to premiere in November this year, while the new series is slated to air next year. (mashable.com)
2. Billy Joel is a dad again! The singer/songwriter and his wife Alexis welcomed their new daughter, Della Rose, yesterday, August 12. Della, who weighed 7 lbs., 6.5 oz at birth, is the singer's first child with the accomplished equestrian. Billy is thrilled to be a dad again at 66 years old. The couple announced that they were expecting last April. Congratulations! (people.com)
3. Empress Schuck and Vino Guingona excited for baby At the baby shower thrown for her by entertainment talk show "Startalk" last Sunday, August 9 at the Makati Sports Club, the 22-year-old actress and her boyfriend Vino Guingona shared that they are excited for the arrival of their baby girl, whom they will name Athalia, a Hebrew name which means "God is great." Empress shared that the baby must also be excited to come out, as she's moving a lot in her womb now. "At the same time, kinakabahan na rin ako kasi first time ko, hindi ko alam kung ano ang mangyayari. Sana lang safe talaga. Sana normal lahat." (pep.ph)
4. Three-year-old nails mayor gig in Minnesota James Tufts of Dorset, Minnesota is the newest and youngest mayor in town -- and he has a good idea on how to be a good leader: "Being nice and no poopy talk," he said. Just like his brother before him, his name was the lucky pick drawn to serve as the ceremonial head of the small town at its annual Taste of Dorset food festival. Robert, now 6, served for two terms at three and four years old (he was two days older then James when he was elected). (time.com)
5. Early egg retrival may boost IVF chances According to a new study, retrieving a woman's egg at an early stage in her menstrual cycle boosts the chances of conceiving via in vitro fertilization, especially for older women. Aging eggs used to be the culprit for the unsuccessful IVF rate in older women, but the study, which was published in the Journal of Endocrinology, shows that the egg's aging environment that may be to blame. (nydailynews.com)
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