March 17, 2014: Marian Rivera Engaged to Dingdong Dantes? + More Conversation Starters This Morning

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 Is Marian Rivera engaged to Dingdong Dantes? We're still not sure of this, but the Kapuso actor told the entertainment press, "If you ask me about specific plans, wala pa. Sabihin na lang natin na sino ba'ng hindi gustong mag-settle down, especially [with] someone like her." While Dingdong admits that Marian is "The One," he knows they can't tie the knot yet because of Marian's showbiz commitments, adding, "She has endorsements. Maraming tao ang umaasa sa kanya sa ibang bagay, which hindi pa siya ina-allow to engage in such long-term commitments." (Signs That Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera Could Already Be Engaged OVER HERE!)

2 Actor Gerald Anderson denies rumors that his mom, Evangeline Opsima, doesn't like Maja Salvador. In an interview on Buzz ng Bayan on March 9, Sunday, Evangeline admitted that while she doesn't interfere with her son's love life, she wishes that Gerald would be more careful when it comes to his relationships. Gerald says, "She's a very strong woman, napaka-strong niya, at ganun talaga siya magsalita. Pero hindi naman siya nakikialam. Okay naman sila [his mom and Maja], steady, they're doing good. (

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3 It's confirmed: The missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hijacked—Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the jetliner's communications were "deliberately disabled." The plane disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand and carried 239 passengers and crew. (

4 Congrats to the Ateneo Women's Volleyball team! The Lady Spikers won the championship title, after they crushed archrivals De La Salle in the do-or-die Game 5 at the UAAP finals. The Blue Eagles played in front of 1,000 people at the SM Mall of Asia Arena—sweeping the Lady Spikers, 25-23, 26-24, and 25-31 to seal their first-ever UAAP title! #HeartStrong (ABS-CBN)

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5 McDonald's is giving away free McMuffins to the first 1000 people in line in over 300 stores nationwide for National Breakfast Day! Even host Bianca Gonzales woke up extra early for this! BRB ditching work for now.

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