1 Former Pinoy Big Brother housemates McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson have amazing chemistry, but their relationship status is still up in the air. In a recent interview with PEP.ph, McCoy finally came clean about his desire to court Elisse. "Nandoon pa rin po kami sa point na... Kasi dati po nagkakahiyaan. Ngayon, si Elisse, medyo kumportable na nga po, pero nando'n pa rin sa point... Hindi pa rin pwede," he explained. "Inuunti-unti pa rin namin sa ngayon. Syempre may mga bagay, dapat 'yung tamang way." And what's the right way, according to the hottie? "Siguro po 'yung mas proper way… kung anuman, na ligawan muna, ganoon po."~*AWW*~ Go, McLisse!
2 ICYMI, Cosmo.ph celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8th. We saw several posts about women empowerment on social media, including one from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. But we have to say that the cutest post might just have to go to Enrique Gil—his message to Liza Soberano is ADORABLE. <3
3 In an interview with PEP.ph, Luis Manzano opened up about the possibility of settling down with lady love Jessy Mendiola. "Our love story is very, very steady, but I'm not forgetting the fact she's only 24. So, para sa akin, I completely understand the fact that she still has so many responsibilities for herself, for her family. And I will never take that away from her." Luis continued, "I respect her timetable, the same way she respects my timetable. But when she's ready, I'm definitely right by her side. [We're] definitely taking our time."
4 Last Monday, March 6th, actress Gretchen Barretto celebrated her 47th birthday in Niseko, Japan. If the place sounds familiar, then it's because the It Girls and their boys hit its snowy slopes at the same time. The actress had a blast, and posted an audio of daughter Dominique Cojuangco's version of the Disney classic "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes." The girl can sing!
5 There is a new live-action film to obsess over! The film is NOT based on Disney’s animated movie, but rather puts a twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous 1837 tale. The film takes place in the Deep South, following two siblings (William Moseley and Loreto Peralta) who visit a circus in Mississippi in order to find the real-life Little Mermaid (Poppy Drayton).
Meanwhile, Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid–which Lin-Manuel Miranda will be writing new music for–is still in early development.