“Sa mga Kapamilya po natin, I want to share po sa inyong lahat that I have a wonderful blessing. I’m having a baby,” Cristine Reyes confirmed on ASAP, last November 16.
Reyes is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Ali Khatibi, a mixed martial arts fighter.
Prior to the confirmation, rumors about Cristine being pregnant have been circulating since September. The actress’s sister, Ara Mina, who is also on the baby way, dismissed the news by saying people assumed her sister was pregnant because she herself was having a baby. She also said that Cristine admitted wanting to have a baby, and that didn’t help dousing the rumors.
In an interview on The Buzz last Sunday, the sexy actress said she kept mum about the pregnancy first because her condition back then was delicate.
“Andito na kasi ako sa stage na I’m sure na 100% na safe ako and our baby,” Cristine said. She also shared that the baby was planned.
Cristine is expected to lay low on the limelight now, since she was told by her doctor to get a lot of bed rest because she had some bleeding during the first trimester.
Meanwhile Ali Khatibi, Cristine’s non-showbiz boyfriend, admitted he is still overwhelmed by the public’s attention.
Khatibi said he met Reyes when they were out with some friends. The latter told him she has always wanted to train jiujitsu, so he invited her over to their gym. “To my surprise, she actually showed up.”
Alyssa Milano defends breastfeeding photos
Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano responded to social media backlash against the breastfeeding photos she uploaded on Instagram, wondering on Twitter why people were offended by her pictures but not Kim Kardashian’s “amazing booty cover.”
Milano has posted two photos of herself breastfeeding her 2-month old daughter Elizabella Dylan, on Instagram. While some people commended her for being open about breastfeeding, others said the actress should not have shared the snapshots on social media.
“Wait! I don’t get it. No disrespect to Kim but… people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?,” Milano tweeted. “I mean, it really is an unbelievable ass,” she added in another tweet.
Milano, who is also a mom to 3-year old son Milo, talked about breastfeeding in public during a 2011 interview with Best for Babies.
“I wish I could breastfeed in public without feeling as though a picture would show up on TMZ,” she said. “I’ve breastfed Milo in my car numerous times and in fitting rooms and stores. But mostly, when we go out I bring a bottle of expressed milk because sadly, I’m just not comfortable feeding him in public.”
Other celebrities who took to social media to share their breastfeeding bliss include Gwen Stefani, Kristen Bell, Penelope Cruz, Pink and Hilary Duff, among others. Supermodel and actress Jamie King also Instagrammed a breastfeeding photo once and offered support to all moms, writing, “Breastfeeding should not be taboo – and bottle feeding should not be judged. It’s ALL fun for the whole family.”
Mike Nichols, award-winning director, dies at age 83
Mike Nichols, the award-winning director and pioneering comedian, died last Wednesday at age 83.
Nichols’s influence looms large in entertainment. His career spanned over six decades across all entertainment genres, but he is probably best known for his movies. His lifework includes the groundbreaking The Graduate (1967), the Oscar-nominated Silkwood (1983) and box-office hit The Birdcage (1996).
Mike Nichols, who collaborated with and influenced an array of Hollywood legends, was honored by his friends and peers through the media.
“God bless you, sir. You’re more than a great director. You’re a real artist down to your toes, because you’re insanely courageous,” Dustin Hoffman said at an American Film Institute tribute. Hoffman rose to fame through his role as Benjamin Braddock in the Oscar-winning film, The Graduate.
“An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can’t imagine our world, an indelible, irreplaceable man,” Meryl Streep said in a statement. Streep collaborated with Nichols in four films: Heartburn, Silkwood, Angels in America, and Postcards from the Edge.
His musings were like pearls; his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed; his stories were detailed and wholly entertaining; his warm embrace was where you wanted to live forever. He was my most cherished friend,” Julia Roberts, star of Nichols’s Closer and Charlie Wilson’s War, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.
“I can think of no better way to describe this extraordinary human being than call to him a masterpiece… He leaves a huge void in all of our hearts,” said former US First lady Nancy Reagan.
“Mike had a brilliant cinematic eye and uncanny hearing for keeping scenes ironic and real. Actors never gave him less than their personal best, and then Mike would get from them even more. And in a room full of people, Mike was always the center of gravity,” said Steven Spielberg.
Nichols is one of the rare air in the industry who have won the EGOT – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. He is survived by his wife, former ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, his three children and four grandchildren.
One Direction’s Harry Styles hints he may be bisexual
Harry Styles recently suggested he may be bisexual and would be happy dating men. He also added weight to those claims by telling fellow One Direction members not to dismiss the idea until they have tried it themselves.
In an interview with The Sun last week, Styles was asked along with Niall Horan about dating men, to which he responded: “Hey, don’t knock it ‘til you try it.”
The band – which also includes Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik – was also asked about the traits they look for in a potential partner. Payne was quick to say “female, it’s a good trait,” while Styles quickly replied “it’s not that important.”