Two words: Pacquiao-Mayweather. These two won the weekend that was in a cathartic culmination of years of negotiation for this generation's two best boxers. The fight, slated for May 2, is a fight on the scale of seeing Michael Jordan's '96 Bulls go up against the early 2000s Shaq-Kobe Lakers—in spite of whatever you might hear about the two fighters being past their prime.
The exciting news, however, ain't the only object of interest that took place during the weekend. Here we've picked 10 more for FHM's Best Of The Weekend, which we hope will be enough to knock out your Monday blues for good!
1) ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES: Bicol leader has a "penance" task list for Xian Lim
Image via Pep.ph
Last week, Albay governor, Joey Salceda (pictured above) took to Facebook to decry Xian Lim's inability to accommodate his request to wear a promotional Bicol shirt. Xian apologized. Now, as reported by ABS-CBN, Salceda has prepared a list of tasks that Xian must do as a form of penance—as though the actor has offended Jesus Christ himself.
In order to finally be forgiven, Lim has been tasked to do the following things:
a) Visit all the tourist spots in the province, including Lake Danao, Cagsawa Ruins, Ligñon Hills and Vera Falls, among others.
b) The actor has to take pictures in these tourist spots.
c) Lim must eat popular Albay delicacies like sili ice cream and tabios.
Sounds like a pretty sweet vacation, actually!
2) BOYFRIEND OF THE WEEKEND: Leonardo Di Caprio throws huge party for Rihanna
If you're wondering why Leo wasn't at the Oscars this year (aside from the fact that the Oscars love snubbing him), here's why: He threw a huge birthday bash for Rihanna on February 21, and is still probably hung-over up to now.
The singer, who's currently Leo's flame, turned 27 and celebrated at a mansion in Beverly Hills rented out by Leo and populated by stars such as Bill Murray, Jay Z, Beyonce, and Mick Jagger. Man, we'd kill for an invite to that one!
3) SO LONG, SONY: Say goodbye to the Xperia
Like the Xperia Z3? Hold on to it because that's the last Sony flagship smartphone you'll see in a while. Forbes has reported that Sony is waving the white flag in the smartphone wars, and will be abandoning its smartphone division. The move follows Sony's decision to sell off its TV division in 2014.
Currently, the electronics giant will focus on its three remaining assets: the Sony Pictures division, the PlayStation division, and the division that supplies the image sensors for Apple's iPhone.
4) INTERNET SCANDAL OF THE WEEKEND: Ex-WWE star Chyna has a bizarre twerking video
No dirty parts in this one. But we do have ex-wrestling diva Chyna trying to do her best Miley Cyrus impersonation, and failing miserably:
5) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: Diana Zubiri is now engaged
A moment of silence, FHM Nation. Diana Zubiri is getting married as her boyfriend (who's apparently a model) has proposed to her.
Unfortunately for all of us, she said yes.
Check out the ring:
A photo posted by Diana Zubiri (@dianazubiri_) on
A photo posted by Diana Zubiri (@dianazubiri_) on
6) SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY: Bionic Boots allow you to run speeds of up to 25 mph
We take another step into the generation of cybernetic enhancements with this pair of bionic boots that allow regular Joes to reach unprecedented running speeds.
The boots were invented by Keahi Seymour, and it has an added bonus: You get to be taller!
Video via Keahi Seymour
7) DON'T MESS WITH OUR COVER GIRL: Angelica Panganiban admonishes Tadhana pirates
It's because it could've earned more if people didn't watch illegal versions of it that found their way to torrent sites and YouTube. Angelica, to no one's surprise, was quite unhappy with it and she made it known on Twitter:
Gusto kaya nila wala ng gawing pelikula ang mga artista? Dahil mawawalan na kami ng trabaho sa pag suporta nila sa piracy..— Angelica Panganiban (@IamAngelicaP) February 19, 2015
Bat kaya nil ko tina tag? pic.twitter.com/u1P3xl0nen— Angelica Panganiban (@IamAngelicaP) February 19, 2015
Eto nakakatuwa. Nag share pa 😢 pic.twitter.com/CIYRCUciem— Angelica Panganiban (@IamAngelicaP) February 19, 2015
Agh!!! D ko gets yung nanonood ng pirated tapos t-tag pa ko.. Alam ba nilang iligal yung ginagawa nila??— Angelica Panganiban (@IamAngelicaP) February 19, 2015
8) JUST AS AWFUL TO HEAR: The Razzie Awards honor Michael Bay and Megan Fox as some of the year's worst in movies
Forget about the Oscars! It's more fun to poke fun at the very worst in filmmaking as the Raspberry awards (the Razzies) have done this year.
Here are the winners (losers?):
Worst Picture: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
Worst Director: Michael Bay, Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Worst Actor: Kirk Cameron, Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
Worst Actress: Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Worst Supporting Actor: Kelsey Grammar, The Expendables 3, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Think Like a Man too, Legends of Oz
Worst Supporting Actress: Megan Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Razzie Redeemer Award: Ben Affleck: From Razzie "Winner" for Gigli to Oscar darling for Argo and Gone Girl
9) BEST BRIDAL OWNER-JEEP EVER: Check out this owner-type-jeepney-turned-bridal-car!
Top Gear Philippines posted this photo last Friday on their Facebook page:
Since then, the photo has garnered over 41,000 likes—the vehicle being the rare nod to the Pinoy automotive industry during a moment as special as a wedding.
10) WAIT, WHAT? MOMENT OF THE WEEKEND: Cesar Montano denies performing lewd acts in front of kids