August 7, 2013: 5 Conversation Starters this Morning

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

And it's official: Ogie Alcasid transfers to TV5—after 18 years in GMA-7—as the network's music business unit head. "At this point, [I'm in charge of] basic content, which includes recording, and what kind of songs will be included in movies and teleseryes. I can create it, I can assign it. This is a creative post." (PEP)

Good job, boys! Basketball team Gilas Pilipinas won over Japan with a final score of 90-71 during the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship on August 6, Tuesday, at the SM MOA Arena. (Digital Journal)

What?! A 100-pound African rock python killed two boys, Connor, 6, and Noah, 4, while they were sleeping in a family friend's apartment. The snake, which was from a pet store downstairs, crawled through the vent and broke through the ceiling where the two boys were sleeping. Scary! (CNN)

Is Chris Brown quitting the music industry? Looks like! The singer tweeted, "Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album." Chris admitted he's "tired of being famous" for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009. Uhm, whatever. (Read more here!)

Well, whaddya know? There's actually a real-life Hunger Games camp in Florida! Don't worry, kids enrolled in the program don't have to kill each other with arrows and knives. Instead, the children will grab as many flags as they can from each other, and whoever has the most flags after 60 minutes, wins! (TIME)

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