1 GMA-7 officially announced that Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young will be playing Marimar, alongside Tom Rodriguez—slated to be her Sergio—in the series remake. No deets yet on who'll be playing Marimar's antagonist Angelica Santibanez, but isn't this all so exciting? (SPOT.ph)
2 Confirmed! Senator Chiz Escudero said he and wife Heart Evangelista plan to renew their wedding vows in 2016. It won't be as lavish as their 2015 nuptials in Balesin though, as the senator said they'll probably do it in their Quezon City home—in front of Heart's parents Reynaldo and Cecile Ongpauco. "Mas mahalaga masaya si Heart dahil matagal na niyang binibitbit at pinapasan ito. Malaking tinik ang nabunot sa kanya, 'ika nga, kaugnay nga ng pagkakabati-bati at pagkakaayos," he said. (PEP.ph)
3 Will Marian Rivera leave showbiz after she gives birth? "Mahirap pangunahan," she said in an interview. “Sabi ko nga, kung ang kapalaran mo nasa showbiz, kahit anong mangyari, ‘yan ang kapalaran mo.” (PEP.ph)
4 Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is slated to star in a Harry Potter prequel called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The actor will be playing Newt Scamander, “the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist.” David Yates, who has directed four Potter films, will be back to helm this flick, while the book's author J.K. Rowling will be writing the script. Exciting times! (CNN.com)
5 What happens when two Broadway groups get stuck in an airport during a six-hour delay? They do a sing-off, obvs. Actors from The Lion King and Aladdin were stuck at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, so they just decided to treat passengers to an impromptu concert!