August 14, 2014 Conversation Starters: We Have Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera WEDDING News + More!

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 Did Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera reveal their wedding date already? Well, not quite. But Dingdong did admit that they're getting married THIS YEAR. "Standby na lang, pero we will make an announcement for that. But definitely, mangyayari 'yon sa taon na ‘to," he said. Oh, and about the actor's proposal on national television? Well, let's just say that was the second time he did it. In 2012, Dingdong proposed to Marian in Macau, but kept it very private. "Hindi naman sa isinicret namin. Tulad ng sabi ni Dong, siguro naghintay kami ng tamang panahon, tamang tiyempo na sabihin ‘to nang tama," Marian said. (

2 Manny Pacquiao will not be retiring from boxing anytime soon! Even if the champion fighter is set to coach the Kia Motors team in PBA this October, Manny assures his fans that he can juggle training and coaching. "Naku, kapag natuloy tayo [sa retirement], wala ng magre-represent sa bansa natin. Gusto ko pang ipagpatuloy ang pagbo-boxing ko." Right behind ya, Manny. (

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3 Gwyneth Paltrow has moved on from Chris Martin. Yep, the actress is reportedly dating Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk! The two were spotted having a quiet dinner in Los Angeles—with a source telling Us Weekly, "It was flirty." We're crossing our fingers though, because we're still on #TeamChris! (Us Weekly)

4 In case you were wondering why there was a crazy traffic jam along EDSA yesterday, an MRT train crashed into a concrete barrier at a Pasay City terminal, and then jumped off the tracks and stopped at the intersection of Taft Avenue and EDSA yesterdayinjuring at least 36 passengers. (Philippine Star)

5 Thalia was 100% kidding when she admitted she had her ribs removed. The soap superstar posted an Instagram video of herself holding a clear jar containing a couple of ribs, saying, "My Famous Ribs, I kept them with me all these years." Two days later, she posted THIS photo, admitting it was a practical joke. Okay, people, time to carry on with your lives.

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