August 5, 2014 Conversation Starters: Derek Ramsay Sued By Ex-Wife + More!

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 Derek Ramsay is being sued by his ex-wife Mary Christine Jolly, a Filipino-Indian model whom he married in a civil ceremony back in 2002. Their son was born a year later. Derek has denied the existence of the marriage and the child, which has prompted Mary Christine to sue him for Violation of Republic Act No. 9262, otherwise known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004, according to gossip site The blog also revealed photos of Derek and Mary Christine during their civil wedding ceremony. (

2 You go, Emma Watson! The 24-year-old actress and newly-appointed U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador laughed at Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinct’s statements about protecting the moral values of Turkey, in which he said, "The woman should have chastity…She should not laugh in front of everyone and not be inviting in her behavior. She should protect her honor." Emma cheekily responded by posting this adorable photo on Twitter. LOL! #YesToWomensRights (

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3 And the highest paid actress in Hollywood is…Sandra Bullock! The 50-year-old actress has topped Forbes’ annual ranking of highest paid female movie stars after making $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Woah! (Full story here!)

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4 No one was spared from yesterday’s terrible traffic armageddon around Metro Manila yesterday, including Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. The senator was fuming after being stuck in traffic for four hours, and has filed a resolution questioning the legality of two circulars issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that was being blamed for the gridlocks along Katipunan Avenue and parts of C5. "I'm calling for a Senate inquiry of these LTFRB issuances because they prejudice public transport safety to benefit only a few. It seems that these issuances violate the Aquino administration’s policies for economic development,” she says. (

5 Did you know that Kim Kardashian almost adopted a Thai orphan? She revealed on last night’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she fell in love with a 12-year-old girl named Pink while visiting an orphanage in Thailand earlier this year, and considered raising her as her own daughter. (Full story here!)

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