August 27, 2014 Conversation Starters: Tom Rodriguez Admits He's Courting Carla Abellana + More!

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 It's not like we didn't see this coming, but Tom Rodriguez finally admitted he's courting Carla Abellana! "She's the one that inspires me the most right now. Mas lumalalim yung samahan naming dalawa. That’s a big thing," he gushed, adding, "She’s so down to earth. Grabe, this woman only wishes the best for other people. Never ko siya narinig na may sinabing masama o nakakasakit or negative tungkol sa kapwa niya." (

2 Former congressman and actor Dennis Roldan has been found guilty after he helped kidnap a Filipino-Chinese boy in 2005. Judge Rolando Mislang of Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 167 sentenced Dennis—and two of his companions, Rowena San Andres and Adrian Domingo, to reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment. (ABS-CBN News)

3 If you like watching time lapse videos but don't have the necessary equipment (or the patience!) to make one, Instagram just made life easier. Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app that captures high-quality time lapse videos. It's simple, cool, and makes taking instavids 100x cooler. Check it out below!

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4 Is Atom Araullo leaving the news beat to purse a career in showbiz? Well, not really. But the reporter did admit he's interested in doing celebrity-oriented shows. "I just feel like there are so many things going on in this life and it’s fun to explore all of them. So hindi naman na bago sa akin kung meron akong gawin na labas sa news. [But] first and foremost, I’m a preacher of news, so that’s my mandate," he says. (

5 Breaking Bad was a BIG winner at the 2014 Emmy Awards, as the show took home the Outstanding Drama Series award, and Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Bryan Cranston! Well-deserved, you guys! (Check here for the full story!)

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