March 19, 2014: Marian Rivera Reacts to Engagement Rumors + More Conversation Starters This Morning

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 Sorry DongYan fans, Marian Rivera said she hasn't said yes (yet) to longtime boyfriend Dingdong Dantes, after rumors spread that the actor proposed during their recent trip to Vietnam. The Kapuso actress told the entertainment press that she wants to do a lot of other things before she gets married. "Hindi siya showbiz. Bilang tao, gusto ko lahat ready ako. Paano ko ba i-explain? Gusto ko mag-culinary rin. Gusto ko maging chef. Siyempre pag nag-asawa ako, nabuntis ako, nagkaanak ako, paano ko magagawa 'yon? So, gusto ko muna i-try ang mga bagay-bagay. Hindi ko naman sinasabi na, ‘Ay, siguro mga 10 years pa.’” (

2 Is porn banned in the Philippines already? The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has filed for a memorandum that requires all internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunication companies to filter out and automatically block any pornographic sites in the country. Don't worry though, they're just banning websites containing child pornography. (

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3 We can't wait for this to happen! Apparently, the Department of Transportation and Communications is proposing to build a 12-kilometer subway that will connect Bonifacio Global City, Makati Central Business District, and the Mall of Asia in Pasay City! (ABS-CBN)

4 Kanye West was given two years probation and ordered 240 hours of community service, after he pled no contest to a battery incident involving a paparazzo in 2013. The rapper allegedly attacked a photographer who was taking photos of him at the Los Angeles International Airport. Aside from his probation, Kanye is required to complete 24 sessions of anger management. (E! Online)

5 The Little Mermaid remake, anyone? The Bling Ring director Sofia Coppola is reportedly on board to direct a live-action version of the fairytale! Caroline Thompson, who wrote Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride, was also allegedly picked to write the new script. (The Guardian)

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