1 For the first time since a 5-year-old photo of him and Yaya Dub co-star Maine Mendoza surfaced, Alden Richards finally speaks up, explaining that it was all pure coincidence. “I’ve been part of that Candy Fair five years ago, that was in 2010. And at that moment, hindi ko pa po alam na mag-aartista ako. May mangilan-ngilan pong nagpa-picture, pero I really didn’t remember. So, nagulat ako na may ganun palang photo.” How cool is that? P.S. The AlDub love team has become such a hit, that their duo has amassed more than 3.3 million tweets—more than those of the Papal Visit last January. (PEP)
2 Proud girlfriend alert! Jessy Mendiola shows boyfriend JM De Guzman some love online, announcing how proud she is of his comeback teleserye, All Of Me.
Alam kong pinaghirapan mo ito kasama ng mga taong bumubuo ng napakagandang show na ito. Isa kang inspirasyon. Simula pa lang ito ng marami pang bagay na karapatdapat para sayo. Proud ako sayo. Idol. Ikaw na ikaw yung title, dahil alam ko lahat ibibigay mo para sa passion mo sa pag-arte. Sa staff at production ng show na ito, saludo ako sainyo. Mas lalo na sayo Juan Miguel, Mahal kita. Congratulations!ðŸ‘Œ #allofme pagkatapos po ng #doblekara mamaya na. ðŸ’™
3 Nicki Minaj threw some serious shade at Miley Cyrus at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. A source tells PEOPLE that it was all a joke, however. “You could see her laughing toward the end,” the source said. Really? It sure didn’t look like it. (PEOPLE)
4 Speaking of Miley Cyrus, the Parents Television Council in the US was not happy about her hosting gig at the MTV VMAs this year. Council President Tim Winter said, “MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization—much of it self-inflicted by the artists—and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs. In the end, the network succeeded in what it wanted to do: Stir up controversy without regard to its impact on an entertainment environment that is increasingly toxic for children.” Check out some of Miley’s choice of outfits this year: (Cosmopolitan)
5 Billy Crawford is obvs proud of girlfriend Coleen Garcia’s debut movie, Ex With Benefits. Check out this cute photo of Billy being silly with the poster: