Move to kill ABS-CBN’s franchise bid damages trust in gov’t- Archbishop Soc Villegas

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The House franchise committee’s decision to deny ABS-CBN Corp’s bid for a new broadcast license has “damaged people’s trust in the workings of the government,” Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said on Saturday. In a statement, the former chief of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said that members of […]

13.07.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Multimedia, News, Philippine News ·

Models to follow on social media this fashion month

From Snapchat and Twitter to Instagram, social networks give models greater visibility, helping them raise their profiles and catch designers’ eyes. They also regularly treat online followers to a glimpse backstage at the biggest events in the fashion calendar, notably fashion week shows. Here’s a look at some of the models to follow on social […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

By: Ray Andres As fate would have it, destiny closed the door to sports artist Jun Aquino years back when he was being recognized as one of the most talented artists while working at the now defunct Free Press Magazine. The publication closed shop but it was not the end for the talented artist with new and […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish to celebrate Silver Jubilee Sept 17

The month of September promises to be an exciting time for St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, presenting two memorable nights of celebration, to commemorate their 25th Silver Jubilee as a parish. On September 17, they will present a musical play entitled Lorenzo Ruiz: the First Filipino Saint. This play will star Mat Ranillo III, a Filipino […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Music ·
New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One have signed on to finance the next adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” book series. The feature, titled “The Silver Chair”, will take place after the events of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, when Prince Caspian has become King Caspian, with “Life of Pi”and “Finding Neverland” writer David […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tom Cruise-starring ‘Mena’ given new name and delayed release date

Tom Cruise-starring ‘Mena’ given new name and delayed release date

Universal has announced that Doug Liman-directed drug thriller “Mena” has been renamed “American Made” and given a new release date. The film stars Tom Cruise as real-life American pilot and hustler Barry Seal who ran drugs for cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and was recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in US […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bloomsbury announces tie-in books for Potter prequel movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Bloomsbury announces tie-in books for Potter prequel movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

The publishing house Bloomsbury Children’s Books will release several tie-in books on the release day of the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on November 18. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: the book and the movie Inspired by JK Rowling’s 2001 book of the same name, the movie (also known as […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

Live Nation has partnered with HBO Global for a series of live “Game of Thrones” concerts in the US. The immersive “Game of Thrones” Live Concert Experience will feature live music and scenes from the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning show, with the series’ composer Ramin Djawadi at the helm of a full orchestra, choir and […]

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Shazam, the smartphone app that can identify full songs and tracks from short clips, is at the center of a new game show ordered by US network Fox. Just like the app itself, TV show “Beat Shazam” has contestants trying to identify the name and artist or group credited for an untitled track. The episode’s […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Multimedia, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Noel Gallagher to headline Pure & Crafted Festival 2016

Noel Gallagher to headline Pure & Crafted Festival 2016

The second Pure & Crafted Festival, August 12-13 in Berlin, will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with Mando Diao and Tricky’s Skilled Mechanics project also prominent. Presented by BMW Motorrad, the 2016 Pure & Crafted festival makes for a last chance to see both Noel Gallagher and Mando Diao before the end […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music ·
Countdown to the release of Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

Countdown to the release of Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

Publishers Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) announced the book’s August 16 launch date back in March, and now the wait is nearly over for Schumer’s large fan base. An award-wining comedian… Amy Schumer first came to the public eye in 2011-2012 when she came fourth on the reality TV competition “Last Comic Standing,” having been […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
3-minute preview: ‘Nine Lives’

3-minute preview: ‘Nine Lives’

Get your claws into the comedy tale of Tom Brand who is turned into a cat and has one week to make things right with his family in “Nine Lives.” – Who’s in it and what’s it about? – Kevin Spacey plays famous business magnate Tom Brand, who’s built his empire on hard work, long […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Anne Hathaway tributes ‘The Princess Diaries’ on anniversary

Anne Hathaway tributes ‘The Princess Diaries’ on anniversary

Fifteen years ago on August 3, 2001, teen comedy film “The Princess Diaries” released to North American cinemas, and lead actress Anne Hathaway hasn’t forgotten its impact on her life or that of countless others. “It’s been 15 years (say it with me) SHUT UP!!!!!” Anne Hathawaywrote on Instagram, quoting one of the film’s best-known […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

A televised tribute to American singer Tony Bennett is set to take place on December 20. Celebrating Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday on August 3, 2016, NBC’s TV broadcast tribute is to take place December 20. Among the stars booked to appear alongside the 19-time Grammy award winner himself are Stevie Wonder, Elton John, k.d. Lang, […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Coco Martin hopes to do remake of ‘Utol’ with Montano

Coco Martin hopes to do remake of ‘Utol’ with Montano

Actor Coco Martin wants to do a remake of the 1996 action movie “Utol,” which starred Cesar Montano and Victor Neri. The “Ang Probinsyano” star told reporters that he hopes to do a movie with his idol, Montano, who recently joined the cast of the hit primetime series. “Sabi ko (sa kanya), ‘Kuya Boy, sana […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Luxury house Bulgari to showcase heritage collection as part of exclusive Australian exhibition

Luxury house Bulgari to showcase heritage collection as part of exclusive Australian exhibition

Luxury jewelry brand Bulgari is set to showcase some of its spectacular heritage collection, worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, as part of an exclusive new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The exhibit, titled “Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style,” will run from September 30 to January 29, […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” will kick off Hollywood’s annual awards season as presenter of the 2017 Golden Globes, organizers announced on Tuesday. Fallon is a veteran of the glittering event, having handed out awards in a variety of categories, most recently in 2014. He also hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. The […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Summer on location: discover London through five movies

Summer on location: discover London through five movies

Travel the world from the comfort of your sofa this summer with six destinations to discover through the art of cinema. For this stop on our film-based voyage, we visit the British capital London, seen through five international must-see movies. Recent flick: London Has Fallen After saving Washington, the US President, played by Aaron Eckhart, and […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ben Wheatley-helmed action thriller ‘Free Fire’ chosen to close the London Film Festival

Ben Wheatley-helmed action thriller ‘Free Fire’ chosen to close the London Film Festival

Ben Wheatley’s period action thriller “Free Fire” has been selected as the closing night gala film for the 60th BFI London Film Festival, with the occasion also marking the movie’s European debut. Set in late 1970s Boston, the film boasts Martin Scorsese as its executive producer, with an all-star cast, including Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, in addition […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Hopes fade for ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

Hopes fade for ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

The chances of seeing Tim Burton’s eccentric ghost return to the big screen keep getting slimmer as the years go by. According to Michael Keaton, who played the legendary Beetlejuice, the much-rumored follow-up could already be dead and buried. “It’s possible that ship has sailed,” came Michael Keaton’s metaphorical reply when asked about the long-awaited […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

Renowned author J.K. Rowling has confirmed Harry Potter’s story will not continue, with the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” marking the end of the road for the character. The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Mexican inmates use tattoo skills for purse designs

Mexican inmates use tattoo skills for purse designs

Sitting in a Mexican prison’s library, murder convict David Guzman tattooed a skull on a leather patch for a designer handbag to be sold in a luxury shop.   Guzman, 34, took drugs and stole at a young age, falling into a “nefarious” world that landed him in prison, but five years into his murder […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style ·
Myrtle Sarrosa releases album

Myrtle Sarrosa releases album

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress and cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa still could not believe that her album is finally out. The album, titled “Now Playing Myrtle,” is under Ivory Music and Video and is now available in record bars nationwide. “Truly a dream come true to find so many people who believe in my songwriting skills. Still […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Meryl Streep in talks to join cast of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Meryl Streep in talks to join cast of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Actress Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda for Disney’s upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns,” reports Variety. Streep is rumored to take the role of Topsy, a supporting role that was absent from the 1964 classic, while Blunt will take on the title character. Manuel-Miranda will play new character Jack, a street […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

Venice Film Festival 2016 announces lineup

Venice Film Festival 2016 announces lineup

The films in contention at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival were announced on Thursday in Rome, with a group of English-language features on the docket. Opening the festival is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma stone in a nod to the Golden Age of American musicals. In Mel […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” will feature a half hour of footage from the band’s memorable Shea Stadium concert from 1965, reports Variety. The Shea Stadium concert was one of the first times a rock concert took place in a stadium setting. More than 55,000 people attended the […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in ‘Final Score’

Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in ‘Final Score’

Pierce Brosnan is joining Scott Mann’s action-thriller “Final Score” reports Deadline. He will join “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista on the project, along with Alexandra Dinu (“Red Valentine,” “Island”) and Julian Cheung (“The Grandmaster”). The story takes place at a major sporting event when the stadium is suddenly seized by a group of heavily […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Gary V talks about changes on ‘ASAP’

Gary V talks about changes on ‘ASAP’

Gary Valenciano, one of the senior members of ABS-CBN’s Sunday show “ASAP” waxed philosophical describing the show’s journey through the years, comparing “ASAP” to a beach and competing shows to waves. “With regards to the other show, what they have created was a huge wave and every body rode on that wave but it has […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For the crispiest Buffalo […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘Pretty Woman’ director Garry Marshall dies at 81

‘Pretty Woman’ director Garry Marshall dies at 81

Hollywood director, producer and comedy giant Garry Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 81, leaving a legacy that includes “Happy Days,” “Pretty Woman” and countless other iconic hits. The mogul died of pneumonia after suffering a stroke in hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, according to his publicist. Directors Guild of […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

‘Aliens’ 30th anniversary celebration in store for San Diego Comic Con

‘Aliens’ 30th anniversary celebration in store for San Diego Comic Con

With James Cameron’s movie set to celebrate its 30th birthday in a few days, San Diego Comic Con is the ideal opportunity to reunite the film’s director and cast at a reunion panel, July 23. “Aliens” – the second movie in the “Alien” franchise following Ridley Scott’s 1979 film – turns 30 July 18. Twentieth Century […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Hollywood, CA   – As Straw Productions presents the World Premiere of As Straw Before The Wind, a new play that offers a window into the life experience of a Filipina nurse who survives the trauma of World War II, only to discover that her war is not yet over. Written by Felix Racelis, under the direction of Lesley Asistio, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
Foods to eat for heart health by celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber

Foods to eat for heart health by celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber

In her latest book, “Yogalosophy for Inner Strength“, Mandy Ingber, yoga teacher to Jennifer Aniston, looks at how the practice of yoga, along with meditation, self-care, nutrition, and even music, can help everyone maintain optimum wellness and find resilience even during the most stressful and trying times.  Here Mandy shares her top tips on how to nourish […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness ·
‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmys field with 23 nominations

‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmys field with 23 nominations

Fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” led the field for television’s coveted Primetime Emmy awards Thursday for a third straight year, with nominations in 23 categories. HBO’s fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne will compete for the prestigious outstanding drama series trophy for the fifth year in a row, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Warner Bros unveils new details of fresh ‘Wonder Woman’ feature film

Warner Bros unveils new details of fresh ‘Wonder Woman’ feature film

Warner Bros has unleashed further details on the upcoming “Wonder Woman” feature film, and released the names of the duo who have penned its screenplay. As Collider reports, originally, there were five writers brought in to elaborate Wonder Woman‘s story for film, with Jason Fuchs initially selected, however — a press release issued directly from Warner Bros has […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

At the tender age of 26, Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, pulling in a whopping $170 million over the past year, Forbes magazine said Monday. The pop diva’s take from June 2015 to June 2016 is the highest total of her young career, the magazine said, more than doubling her previous record of […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Tommy, Miho to topbill first film

Tommy, Miho to topbill first film

A new film starring celebrity couple Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida, whose love story began inside the “Pinoy Big Brother” house, is in the works. Esgurra and Nishida will topbill the Regal Entertainment-produced movie titled “Never Been Touched, Never Been Kissed,” alongside Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca and singer Angeline Quinto. Other details about the film […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For foolproof burgers this […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Re-enter the dragon: Hong Kong’s movie new wave

Re-enter the dragon: Hong Kong’s movie new wave

Shoot the film you’ve always wanted on a shoestring budget or sell out and make a blockbuster? It is a dilemma Hong Kong directors frequently face as mainland China’s lucrative movie industry beckons. Now, with concerns growing about Beijing’s increasing influence on Hong Kong, some film-makers are defying commercial and political pressures to produce homegrown […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

To promote the upcoming release of a totally rebooted take on the film “Ghostbusters” Sony is partnering with Snapchat and adding ‘busting’ and sliming features to the popular app Through sponsored lenses that for the first time allow Snapchatters to use front and rear cameras to the same effect, you can picture yourself busting a […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
James Franco to be honoured at Outfest Awards

James Franco to be honoured at Outfest Awards

Outfest have announed that James Franco and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper are to receive this year’s honorary awards reports Variety. Franco is to recieve the first ever James Schamus Ally Award, created to recognize an individual’s efforts in bringing LGBTQ stories to the forefront, which will be presented to him by director Gus Van Sant on July 16. Cooper, […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The YouCam Makeup app now comes with extra Kardashian

The YouCam Makeup app now comes with extra Kardashian

One of the world’s most popular augmented reality apps for virtually testing new makeup looks now supports Kardashian Beauty products. Starting with the new “Fierce” collection, users can snap a selfie and then test each element in the line from lip glosses to eye shadows, or even go one further and apply a full custom […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

Carson, CA – The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay will hold its second entrepreneurial workshop on Monday, July 11 at the Double Tree by Hilton Carson Hotel at 2 Civic Plaza Drive at 6:30 pm. The hotel is right across Carson Community Center. The business workshop will be conducted by Sweeney Mae, a […]

09.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Local News, Science & Technology ·
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

A cosmic family adventure light years beyond your expectations First-Ever West Coast National Tour Debut Blasts Off July 14th – August 7th Throughout Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) – Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch.com is teaming up with Apple on a new music channel reports WWD. Set to launch Tuesday, the new channel will see Farfetch feature two playlists of Apple music on its website and mobile devices. The playlist “Songs From the Shoot” will be created by the Farfetch team and as the name implies, will […]

Sundance Institute announces Riley Keough, Jena Malone movie ‘Lovesong’ as NEXT FEST opener

Sundance Institute announces Riley Keough, Jena Malone movie ‘Lovesong’ as NEXT FEST opener

The Sundance Institute has announced that the Riley Keough and Jena Malone movie “Lovesong” will kick off the Sundance NEXT FEST next month in LA.  The news of the opener and lineup for the festival, which will take place August 12-14, was announced by the Sundance Institute on Thursday. Directed by So Yong Kim, “Lovesong” […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Traditional Japanese artwork will be celebrated at the annual Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains, on in Tokyo from July 1 to August 7. Arita/Imari Porcelain Made in the town of Arita (northwestern Kyūshū) since the 17th century, the pottery was exported principally from the port of Imari, Saga, hence the two names. Early Arita ware can be […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced on Wednesday in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity. The record number of invitees include rising young stars John Boyega of “Star […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Brad Pitt narrates the first reel of footage from Terrence Malick’s grand vision of the universe, “Voyage of Time.” The documentary film, which has been ruminating in Malick’s mind for some three decades, examines the story of the universe from its beginning to end. First announced in 2008, there are two editions of “Voyage of […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
The Oscars in 2017: Academy announces dates

The Oscars in 2017: Academy announces dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed a slate of dates for the Oscars in 2017, with the 89th Academy Awards ceremony to take place on February 26th, 2017. The lead up to the 2017 Oscars starts on November 12, 2016 with the Governors Awards — Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, and Debbie […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ release date delayed

‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ release date delayed

The release of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ has been delayed by three months. The fifth installment of the vampire / werewolf franchise will now debut on January 6 2017 instead of this October, Variety reports. Starring British actress Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies and Charles Dance among others, the Screen Gems production is being directed by German […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mat Relox, a Mangyan artist, known for his impassioned portrayal of the bucolic Mangyan life and culture, will hold his fourth one-man art exhibit 7 p.m., July 2, at the La Habra Art Gallery, 215 N. Orange St., La Habra, Calif. The exhibit runs through August 2. Guest artists at the ribbon cutting and opening reception are Ed Gumamit […]

30.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik has teamed up with illustrator Mark Wilkinson, known for his work with Iron Maiden covers, on his latest fashion-forward merchandise collection. The former One Direction star has debuted his 23-piece collection of clothing to commemorate his first solo album “Mind Of Mine.” Featuring bold graphic t-shirts, hoodies and vests, some of which are […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Olga Kurylenko signs up to ‘Salty’

Olga Kurylenko signs up to ‘Salty’

French actress Olga Kurylenko has signed up to appear in the upcoming action-comedy movie “Salty.” The star will share the screen with the film’s lead, Hollywood legend Antonio Banderas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kurylenko will play the part of Sheila Enry, the supermodel wife of the rock star Turk Enry, played by Banderas. The story […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ dominates worldwide weekend box office

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ dominates worldwide weekend box office

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ shot to the number one position this weekend, according to ComScore’s official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 26. The action-packed movie, which stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Charlotte gainsbourg, hits the screens 20 years after its predecessor, ‘Independence Day’. It took $143.7 million worldwide over the […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Legendary Pictures nets ‘Bad Blood’ film, starring Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary Pictures nets ‘Bad Blood’ film, starring Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary Pictures has won the battle for hot Hollywood project “Bad Blood,” written and directed by Adam McKay, and with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. The film focuses on Elizabeth Holmes (Lawrence), founder of the controversial blood-testing start-up company Theranos which came under investigation for inaccurate testing that took place at their California labs. Deadline reports that […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Washington exhibit honors Filipina suffragists

Washington exhibit honors Filipina suffragists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “It is worth noting that Philippine society has always been blessed with strong and powerful women who shape the course of our history. Filipinas are active in diverse fields, pouring their talents, skill, and passion into many areas of human endeavor. It is therefore no wonder that the Philippine Suffrage Movement in the […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Janice de Belen shoots lesbian scenes for indie film

Janice de Belen shoots lesbian scenes for indie film

Fans of Janice de Belen are in for a shock after the veteran actress revealed that her upcoming movie “Ringgo, The Dog Shooter” features the most daring scenes she has ever done in her entire showbiz career. In the indie film, which is one of the six finalists in the Filipino New Cinema section of […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Snapchat and used the platform to announce her upcoming appearance on James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment. Michelle Obama will join the the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in one of his drives about town and in all likelihood show off her singing chops […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lynda Carter accepts presidential role in ‘Supergirl’

Lynda Carter accepts presidential role in ‘Supergirl’

“Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter will be back on primetime TV, having accepted a recurring role in the second season of “Supergirl.” After a couple of lower profile parts, Lynda Carter became a household name when she became the lead as Diana Prince, superpowered Amazonian princess in disguise, over a four-year run (1975-9) as Wonder […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Netflix nabs DiCaprio’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’

Netflix nabs DiCaprio’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’

We’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio survive a savage winter in “The Revenant.” Now the Oscar winner is making “The Outlaw Ocean,” a true story about a poacher that goes on the run for 110 days. Through his production company Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio is producing “The Outlaw Ocean” for digital subscription film and TV service Netflix. […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Instagram announces 500 million users worldwide

Instagram announces 500 million users worldwide

In a blogpost on June 21, Instagram announced that its community of Instagrammers around the world has surpassed 500 million. The Instagram community has more than doubled over the last two years, with more than 80% of users living outside the US. An infographic produced by the company reveals that, on an average day, the platform sees over […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Dreamweaver,” the Philippines’ entry to the closing night of the 2016 Euro Asia Short Film Festival, garnered admiration and generated discussion from the panelists and audience on 10 June 2016. Film and movie enthusiasts gathered at the Embassy of Italy for the 5th and closing night of the film festival which featured nine short […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Legal Matters, Local News ·
Actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident

Actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident

Anton Yelchin, a rising young actor who starred as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” film, was killed early Sunday in an automobile accident, his publicist confirmed. He was 27. “The news is so sad and true,” Jennifer Allen said in a statement. Yelchin “was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy,” the publicist said. Born in Russia, he came to America […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Zac Efron in talks to join Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman On Earth’

Zac Efron in talks to join Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman On Earth’

Zac Efron is in talks with Fox to join Hugh Jackman in “The Greatest Showman on Earth” reports Variety. The film is a biopic of the P.T. Barnum, with Jackman already confirmed to play the showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum had a talent for hoaxing the public and gained fame as a 19th century impresario with […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return for a ninth season

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return for a ninth season

HBO announced on Tuesday that hit comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will be returning to the network for a ninth season reports The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement will be good news for fans of the beloved Larry David comedy, with the show lasting airing an original episode back in September 2011. First premiering as a special in […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Is Angel Locsin still playing ‘Darna?’

Is Angel Locsin still playing ‘Darna?’

Angel Locsin still won’t say whether she will reprise the role of “Darna” in the remake project slated to be produced by Star Cinema. “As long as naniniwala ka,” was the actress’ response to one follower on Instagram when she was asked if she will still play the iconic Filipino character created by Mars Ravelo. […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

The world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts has been broken. Hundreds of fans have descended on the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in ghost costumes. The event, organized by Sony to promote the film franchise’s upcoming reboot, was adjudicated by Guinness World Records representative Rishi Nath who […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Speeding up Apple Watch reaction times, and adding more channels and live video feeds to Apple TV will be welcome additions to Apple’s devices, but it is the decision to set Siri, its virtual assistant, free of the iPhone and let it land on the desktop and work with other developers’ apps that is the […]

Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Fashion designer Laurel DeWitt has teamed up with makeup and beauty app Perfect365 on two new makeup looks. Titled ‘MetalChic’ and ‘Queen’, the looks will allow users to virtually try on makeup and crowns seen during DeWitt’s New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 collection, including a crown worn by Beyoncé in her recent music video […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style ·
Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Box office assistant Mazie Gordon-Phillips is to get her own miniseries as Helena Bonham Carter produces and stars in a film adapting “Saint Mazie,” based on the real-life heroine to New York’s homeless. “Mazie is a restless, independent woman who embodies the essence of 1930s New York,” fellow producer Faye Ward told Deadline. “Our story […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Supergirl’ series to recruit new Superman

‘Supergirl’ series to recruit new Superman

TV series “Supergirl” is moving into a second series and Superman will appear in the first two episodes, the show’s executive producer has said. A new actor will play Superman, who is portrayed by Henry Cavill in DC’s ongoing film franchise, with show exec Andrew Kriesberg saying that he and his team “cannot wait to […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Isabelle finds it hard to play ‘bad’

Isabelle finds it hard to play ‘bad’

ISABELLE De Leon won several best child actress awards for her role as the paraplegic sister of Jiro Manio in the internationally-acclaimed movie, “Magnifico”, in 2003. She stayed with GMA7 for many years as a child star as one of Vic Sotto’s daughters in “Daddy Di Do Du.” As a teen star, she did a […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in 10 of its cities. In Bordeaux, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Here’s a look at a few things awaiting fans of […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Kate Upton lands contract with Next Models

Kate Upton lands contract with Next Models

Kate Upton’s modeling career is going from strength to strength, with the US beauty signing up to Next Models agency. The 23-year-old model-slash-actress will continue to be represented by WME and LBI Entertainment for her onscreen projects, WWDreports. Upton carved out a name for herself as a swimsuit model when she was featured by Sports Illustrated […]

‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

by: Rey Andres The field is ripe for harvest but unfortunately there are not too many people to do the harvesting because the act of doing so requires a lot of sacrifice, commitment and dedication. It has always been that since centuries ago when Jesus walked the face of the earth when he told His […]

‘Unreal’ TV series renewed for Season 3

‘Unreal’ TV series renewed for Season 3

The show about the surreal world about reality TV “Unreal” has been renewed for a third season. Cable network Lifetime made the announcement ahead of its Season 2 premiere June 6. The series stars Shiri Appleby as the TV producer of a reality dating show “Everlasting” who is tasked with manipulating the contestants to create […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jericho soap airs in Peru

Jericho soap airs in Peru

Jericho Rosales is going places – particularly South America. Currently making waves in Peru is his starrer retitled “Puentes De Amor,” which originally aired in the Philippines as “Bridges Of Love.” The soap, also starring Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador, has been acquired for syndication in South America early this year by 7A Media, a […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Gwen Stefani has dropped a new video from her latest album which explores the pain of her divorce and her new relationship with current partner Blake Shelton. The latest video “Misery” from her March album “This is What the Truth Feels Like” features a stylized Stefani in a selection of couture dresses, an assortment of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is being eyed to bring one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes to life on the big screen.   According to Variety, Larson, who just won the best actress Oscar for her role in “Room,” is the frontrunner for the role. The film script is being penned by “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Johnny Depp, facing abuse allegations from his estranged wife Amber Heard, has received prominent backing from his daughter and former partner Vanessa Paradis, with others also rushing to his defense. Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week and appeared in court with a black eye, has accused the Oscar-nominated Hollywood star of […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
John Lloyd wants to venture into directing

John Lloyd wants to venture into directing

John Lloyd Cruz hopes to direct a movie in the future. Cruz said he realized that he wants to give directing a try when he attended the Berlin International Film Festival last February. Cruz was among the stars of Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” which won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Andi Eigenmann wants to try theater

Andi Eigenmann wants to try theater

After starring roles in TV and film, Andi Eigenmann wants to also try theater. Eigenmann admits that she has stage fright, which she hopes to conquer. “Stage will show how good you are and how dedicated you are as an artist,” Eigemann said. “And I’m all about just always getting over my fear and trying […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Vogue releases new 60s-inspired coloring book

Vogue releases new 60s-inspired coloring book

British Vogue has announced that Vogue is to release its second fashion-inspired coloring book, “Vogue Goes Pop.” The news continues the trend for adult coloring books and follows the success of Vogue’s first coloring book released last year, which featured hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the fashion magazines of the Fifties. This time around the book takes on […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books ·
Why Dawn is worried about ‘Love Me Tomorrow’

Why Dawn is worried about ‘Love Me Tomorrow’

Dawn Zulueta admitted that she was worried about how moviegoers would react to her role in “Love Me Tomorrow” as Piolo Pascual’s love interest considering their age gap. However, she felt relieved when she started receiving positive feedback on social media when the teaser of the upcoming Star Cinema movie was finally released. “Baka mag […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Vin Abrenica is now a Kapamilya

Vin Abrenica is now a Kapamilya

Actor Vin Abrenica is now a certified Kapamilya. On Instagram, Abrenica posted a photo of him with Star Creatives head Malou Santos and his manager Noel Ferrer. Mico del Rosario of Star Creatives also took to Instagram to welcome Abrenica to ABS-CBN. Last October, Abrenica appeared in an episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” which marked his […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Jamie Bell as James Bond? New rumors on the next 007 surface

Jamie Bell as James Bond? New rumors on the next 007 surface

The rumor mill is turning again regarding who will be the next James Bond, with Jamie Bell’s name now added to the list of possible contenders for the role. Daniel Craig’s future as 007 is still uncertain, with the actor reporting that he is not keen to return to the role, although he is still under contract […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Action-adventure platform video game “Mirror’s Edge” will be adapted and reformatted into a female-centered action series for television, following its acquisition by Endemol Shine Studios. Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, “Mirror’s Edge” centers around main character and heroine Faith — a courier in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. While […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches Wednesday in Singapore, the app’s first Asian market, reports TechCrunch. Singaporeans can now download Uber’s standalone food delivery app and order from around 100 of the city’s restaurants. Although deliveries are at the moment limited to Singapore’s Central Area, the city’s main business and commerce center, Uber has promised that it will be expanding its […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Noémie Schmidt named as the face of upcoming Rochas fragrance

Noémie Schmidt named as the face of upcoming Rochas fragrance

Interparfums, which owns the Rochas brand, has named young Swiss actress Noémie Schmidt, as the face of the fashion, beauty and perfume house’s latest women’s fragrance. Although Interparfums is yet to unveil the name and composition of its upcoming fragrance, it has already revealed the face of its new scent. Noémie Schmidt will front the […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Lifestyle ·
‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

Sacramento, Calif.— On Wednesday, May 25, “Books Across America” launches with “The Dr. Oz Show,” UPS, Scholastic, and the National WIC Association (NWA), a nationwide book drive and week-long campaign, May 25 to May 31. The drive aims to get books into the hands of children across the country ages 0 to 5. The campaign […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·
Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer record

Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer record

Disney’s minute and a half clip for “Beauty and the Beast” has proven itself a masterclass in no-spoiler scene setting, and has been rewarded for its efforts with over 90 million views within its first 24 hours of availability. A reimagining of both a classic fairytale and a previous Disney movie — the third in […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ straight into the number one spot at the global box office after opening weekend

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ straight into the number one spot at the global box office after opening weekend

“X-Men: Apocalypse” has gone straight to the number one spot at the global box office after opening in several territories ComScore reports. The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise, which opens this week in North America, sees director Bryan Singer again at the helm with James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult all reprising their […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna came under fire late Sunday for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself. Wearing a shimmering lilac-colored suit, Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang “Nothing Compares 2 U” followed by “Purple […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Here are the winners from the 2016 Cannes film festival, as chosen by a jury led by Australian director and “Mad Max” creator George Miller: Palme d’Or: “I, Daniel Blake” British Director Ken Loach won over the jury with his moving tale of a carpenter (Dave Johns) who suffers repeated humiliations as he seeks welfare […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Josh Duhamel returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Night’

Josh Duhamel returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Night’

Having appeared in the first three of Michael Bay’s “Transformers” films, “All My Children” graduate Josh Duhamel is back — along with Mark Wahlberg — for fifth film “Transformers: The Last Night.” Duhamel appeared as army officer William Lennox in “Tansformers” (2007), “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011) […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN has revealed it is adding “The Nineties” to its decades-apart documentary series. Following its recent series “The Sixties,” “The Seventies” and “The Eighties,” the channel will explore the major events of the last decade of the 20th century through an eight-part series, Variety reports. Issues such as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and the development […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Wanda Sykes joins the cast of ‘Mother/Daughter’

Wanda Sykes joins the cast of ‘Mother/Daughter’

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are getting a new co-star for their upcoming movie “Mother/Daughter,” in the form of Wanda Sykes. The actress will play the part of a hotel worker who offers advice to the mother-daughter duo played by Hawn and Schumer,Deadline reports. Scripted by “Ghostbusters” writer Katie Dippold and directed by Jonathan Levine, the […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said Friday as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. The injection was the “single largest investment the company has ever received,” said Didi, which dominates the car-hailing sector in China and says it has […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Honours for De Niro, tears from legendary boxer Duran in Cannes

Honours for De Niro, tears from legendary boxer Duran in Cannes

It has been a while since legendary boxer Roberto Duran had a crowd on their feet chanting his name, but they did in Cannes on Monday after a screening of a film on his life starring Robert De Niro. Both De Niro and Duran had tears in their eyes as they embraced to a standing […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Streisand teams up with film stars for Broadway album

Streisand teams up with film stars for Broadway album

Barbra Streisand, one of the most enduring US entertainers, on Monday announced a new album featuring duets of Broadway musical numbers with Hollywood stars. Streisand revealed the album, entitled “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” as she scheduled a tour of North American arenas throughout August in which she will perform some of the songs. The […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Julia Roberts hailed for ‘unthinkable’ barefoot walk in Cannes

Julia Roberts hailed for ‘unthinkable’ barefoot walk in Cannes

She may be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but deep down Julia Roberts is like every woman: dying to kick off her high heels. The 48-year-old actress is known for going barefoot at awards ceremonies and even at her wedding to country singer Lyle Lovett. But America’s sweetheart went one naked step further by risking […]

Undone beauty rules the red carpet at Cannes

Undone beauty rules the red carpet at Cannes

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is finally here, and it looks like a sassy, slightly undone approach to glamour is going to be on the menu this season. Here are some of the most glamorous beauty looks from the opening ceremony and photo calls. Kristen Stewart unveiled a fresh, pretty look that managed to look […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Nicola Peltz joins star Thomas Mann in “Our House’

Nicola Peltz joins star Thomas Mann in “Our House’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicola Peltz has joined the cast of “Our House,” a film by Anthony Scott Burns that stars Thomas Mann. The 21-year-old actress played a girlfriend to Norman on the A&E television show “Bates Motel,” based on Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho.” She had a leading role in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Friends, colleagues and former students of Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVM Gonzalez will remember him at a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Echo Park Branch Library located at 1410 W Temple Street, Los Angeles from 2-5 p.m. NVM was born […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Happenings, Local News ·
Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

A rundown of key events during the first week of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, May 11. Wednesday, May 11 – Opening Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival hosted by Laurent Lafitte – Screening of “Café Society” by Woody Allen (Out of Competition – opening film) Thursday, May 12 – Screening of […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Filmmakers will be bringing the failed assassination attempt of Margaret Thatcher in 1984 to the big screen. Based on the book “High Dive” by Jonathan Lee, the film will recreate the IRA bombing of Thatcher’s Brighton hotel, the most audacious attack on a British government since the 1605 plot to blow up the British Parliament. […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Johnny Depp to star in film based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal

Johnny Depp to star in film based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal

Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard are set to star in a film based on the real-life scandal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp will star as a French diplomat who is accused of sexual assault and placed under house arrest in “The Libertine.” Strauss-Kahn was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund until […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone will produce Netflix’s first reality competition show for the online streaming network. To be called “Ultimate Beastmaster,” the show will have six national versions — American, Mexican, Brazilian, German, South Korean and Japanese. Each country will have nine episodes, with each episode being made available globally on Netflix. Each country will have 18 […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
New release date for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

New release date for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

The release date for “Pitch Perfect 3” has been moved up a month from August to July 2017. According to Variety, the third installment of the film about an all-girls a capella singing group will hit theaters July 21, 2017, instead of its original release date of Aug. 4. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

A new US study has found that playing ‘serious’ video games can help encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.   Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital used a serious video game, “Squires Quest! II: […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Online ·
‘Captain America’ bests Mowgli to grab US box-office lead

‘Captain America’ bests Mowgli to grab US box-office lead

The latest rock-’em-sock-’em “Captain America” film has vaulted past Disney’s “The Jungle Book” at the North American box office with a strong debut weekend take of $181. 8 million, industry data showed Sunday. “Captain America: Civil War,” starring Chris Evans, is built around a seemingly no-lose formula: Marvel comics superheroes — including Iron Man, the […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Basketball fans flocked to the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 28 April 2016 to witness the US launch of the book, “The Maestro of Philippine Basketball,” which chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. “Coach Dalupan was not only a coach but a mentor, and an inspiration […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Is Michael Fassbender ‘Entering Hades’?

Is Michael Fassbender ‘Entering Hades’?

Versatile Oscar-nominated actor, Michael Fassbender is in talks to play real-life serial killer, Jack Unterweger The film, “Entering Hades” is based on John Leake’s book about Unterweger, an Austrian journalist who led a secret double life – when he wasn’t investigating crimes, he was committing them. He murdered 11 people before being caught. According to Variety, the […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

A virtual reality film which will take viewers inside Anne Frank’s secret annex has been confirmed reports The Hollywood Reporter. The possibly controversial new film, “Anne”, will tell the story of Anne’s experience inside the annex whilst hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The film’s technology will give viewers the chance to be “immersed […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke set to star in Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke set to star in Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Jack Huston and “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke have been confirmed to star in the Philip Noyce thriller “Above Suspicion” reports Deadline. The film will be based on the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey, which tells the true story of a newly-married FBI agent who after been assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky starts […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Julie Anne becomes sexier as she celebrates 10 years in showbiz

Julie Anne becomes sexier as she celebrates 10 years in showbiz

Julie Anne San Jose is turning 22 on May 17 and her gift to her loyal fans is a big birthday concert, “In Control”, that also celebrates her 10th anniversary in showbiz. Produced by Dreamstar Events, this will be held at the Kia Theatre in Cubao on May 14, 8 p.m. Last seen on TV […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
‘The Good Wife’ wraps up May 8 with series finale on US TV

‘The Good Wife’ wraps up May 8 with series finale on US TV

Sunday, May 8, the small screen bids farewell to esteemed attorney, Alicia Florrick, in a series finale titled “End.” After seven seasons following her legal affairs and tumultuous personal life, TV viewers will soon find out what fate CBS has in store for the series heroine, who brought her own touch to the world of […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Jungle Book’ tramples competition at the US box office

‘The Jungle Book’ tramples competition at the US box office

Three new movie releases failed to best Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” which trounced the competition at the US box office during its third weekend with $42. 4 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. With a domestic total of $252 million and a global take of more than $685 million, the live-action “Jungle Book” continues Disney’s hugely […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kim Rodriguez ready for challenging roles

Kim Rodriguez ready for challenging roles

After portraying protagonist roles in her previous television shows, Kim Rodriguez will try her hand on a new role, and for the first time as a “kontrabida” in the newest GMA afternoon show. The pretty actress admitted that it’s not easy to portray a kontrabida, underscoring the need for intense emotion in majority of the […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Stephen Merchant joins Hugh Jackman for ‘Wolverine 3’

Stephen Merchant joins Hugh Jackman for ‘Wolverine 3’

The British actor Stephen Merchant is set to star alongside Hugh Jackman in “Wolverine 3”, according to Deadline. The co-creator of the original “The Office”, “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “Life’s Too Short”, Stephen Merchant has joined the cast of “Wolverine 3”. He will join Hugh Jackman in the title role, Richard E. Grant and Patrick Stewart, among […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Whitney Houston documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar-winning director to helm

Whitney Houston documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar-winning director to helm

A documentary on the life and career of deceased songstress Whitney Houston is in the works, with Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald at the helm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The as-yet-untitled film has reportedly been dubbed “The Voice” by those close to the project, and would be the first film to be officially authorized by […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

Prince had prescription opioid medication on him and in his home when he died last week, US media reported, although autopsy results have yet to indicate why the pop icon died. CNN reported late Wednesday that the pills were found both on Prince’s person and at his Paisley Park compound, citing a law enforcement official. […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Actress turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba and US First Lady Michelle Obama were among celebrities and technology titans honored Tuesday with Webby Awards for “excellence on the Internet.” The winners were announced ahead of the 20th Annual Webby Awards ceremony that will take place in New York City on May 16. The awards show is portrayed […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tulip Fever’ gets summer release date

Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tulip Fever’ gets summer release date

The period drama starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz will open in theaters on July 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”, “The Danish Girl”, “Ex Machina”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) will play a married woman in 17th-century Amsterdam who falls in love with the character of DeHaan (“Kill your […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When icons die, the outpouring of public grief can easily be written off as mass hysteria. There are snide terms for it. “Mourning sickness” describes supposedly ostentatious group grieving, while “grief porn” is used to describe the voyeuristic media coverage of that collective angst. But psychologists said Friday the emotional pain of “losing” a star […]

21.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Music ·
Lonely Planet releases guide to national parks of America

Lonely Planet releases guide to national parks of America

Lonely Planet has released a new title in honor of the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service this summer, covering all 59 parks in a single guide. Lonely Planet’s “National Parks of America” is a hardcover edition that features landscape photography and original wildlife illustrations of the country’s 59 national parks. The book […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Travelling exhibit for  victimized women opens in LA

Travelling exhibit for victimized women opens in LA

By Abner Galino A MULTI-RACIAL feminist organization has opened a travelling art exhibition over the weekend in a gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles to honor women who were victimized in the society in different ways. Titled  Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, would be the “first traveling art exhibition […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Shakespeare compilation that saved ‘Macbeth’ put on sale

Shakespeare compilation that saved ‘Macbeth’ put on sale

A rare compilation of Shakespeare’s complete works was shown off before sale by Christie’s auction house on Tuesday in the week that Britain celebrates the 400th anniversary of the legendary playwright’s death. The “First Folio” was published in 1623 — just seven years after Shakespeare’s death — preserving “Macbeth” and 17 other works that were […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment ·
Batman and Superman attractions coming to theme park in Abu Dhabi

Batman and Superman attractions coming to theme park in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will be the set of a new $1 billion theme park that will feature popular superhero characters such as Batman and Superman, as well as the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel. The Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park will be built on Yas Island, already home to the world’s first Ferrari-branded […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lily James is new face of My Burberry fragrances

Lily James is new face of My Burberry fragrances

British actress Lily James has landed her first beauty campaign as the new face for My Burberry fragrances. James, best known for her roles in “Cinderella” and “Downton Abbey,” has been chosen to front a fragrance that’s said to be inspired by a London garden at dusk. The campaign for My Burberry Black will be […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

By Abner Galino A campaign to attract North American tourists, dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” was recently launched in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, which emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location, strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Online, Promotions ·
Production now underway on Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Production now underway on Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have confirmed that production has now started on the upcoming film adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell.” Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series, the comics were previously brought to the big screen by Mamoru Oshii in his iconic 1995 Japanese anime film. This new adaptation sees Rupert Sanders of “Snow White […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chef Ferran Adrià creates Disney-inspired recipes for kids

Chef Ferran Adrià creates Disney-inspired recipes for kids

What do you get when you cross legendary Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ferran Adrià with fictional and animated Disney characters? Recipes like chickpeas and spinach, fit for a Jedi, eggplant padawan, and The Jungle Book juice. It’s an unlikely and surprising partnership. Kind of like a storyline about a Paris rat cooking at a fancy, gastronomic […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining ·
Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Millions across Asia will sit down this week for the finale of a hit South Korean drama series that has triggered relationship health warnings in China, a thumbs-up review from Thailand’s junta chief and a trans-regional passion for its two young stars. “Descendants of the Sun” tells the story of an army captain sent on […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
VR in the OR

VR in the OR

On April 14, Medical Realities will host what it claims is the first live Virtual Reality stream of a surgical procedure. The company describes the operation – the removal of a tumour – as a standard surgical procedure. And, to watch it in 360-degree, immersive video, all that is needed is the free Medical Realities […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Hugh Jackman named Montblanc’s US ambassador

Hugh Jackman named Montblanc’s US ambassador

Award-winning Australian actor and stage performer Hugh Jackman will be promoting and representing the European luxury brand in North America. Jackman has been the Maison’s global brand ambassador since 2014 and as the company marks its 110th anniversary, the actor will be turning his attention and his considerable charm to the US where he will […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow lovers and haters are likely keeping an eye out for her latest cookery book, this time aimed at the health-conscious, “super-busy home cook.” “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” published by Grand Central Life & Style, features 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes which she claims can be made […]

The Hollywood Vampires hit the road

The Hollywood Vampires hit the road

The rock supergroup boasting Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Johnny Depp among its members, is embarking on an initial 23-date tour of the US and Europe. Kicking off on May 24 at the Turning Stone Casino, New York the band is then set to play dates in Portugal, Germany, Sweden and Denmark before returning […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
‘Star Wars’ wins big at MTV awards

‘Star Wars’ wins big at MTV awards

Space Opera “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking best film and breakthrough performance for its star Daisy Ridley. It also scooped best villain for Adam Driver’s turn as the nefarious Kylo Ren, although Ridley lost out in the best hero category to Jennifer Lawrence, […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch combine in MTV ‘Civil War’ excerpt

Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch combine in MTV ‘Civil War’ excerpt

A minute’s worth of footage from May’s Marvel outing “Captain America: Civil War” aired during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, offering a glimpse at how Cap, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch will be teaming up in the action film. The trio of superheroes combine for around half of the clip, which checks in at just over […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to reunite for American Revolution movie

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to reunite for American Revolution movie

The two actors and friends could be set to reteam for a historical movie about the American Revolutionary War, reports Deadline. Ben Affleck is apparently tipped to direct this big-screen reenactment of the Battle of Bunker Hill, with Matt Damon on the cast. The upcoming feature film, in development at Warner Bros., is inspired by […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

‘Batman v Superman’ flies high at top of box office

‘Batman v Superman’ flies high at top of box office

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the blockbuster superhero flick, leapt for a second straight week to the heights of the box office — although with greatly diminished ticket sales, industry estimates showed Sunday. The movie, which pits two iconic superheroes against one other, earned $52.4 million in its second weekend, according to estimates from […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jim Parsons cast in “Hidden Figures”

Jim Parsons cast in “Hidden Figures”

Actor Jim Parsons, known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in “Big Bang Theory”, will be joining director Ted Melfi’s “Hidden Figures” for Fox 2000, reports Deadline Hollywood. The film is based on the story of a group of African-American female mathematics geniuses that worked with NASA during the space race. It stars Octavia Spencer, […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

Worldwide studio network and video game publishing giant Ubisoft is opening a new studio in the Philippines. Could the addition of a second South East Asian team improve Filipino representation in video games, just as Ubisoft Singapore designed a locally inspired high-rise for another Ubisoft game? So far, Filipino characters and locations have been most […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Online ·
Obama’s tango partner dances to lofty record

Obama’s tango partner dances to lofty record

An Argentine tango dancer who made headlines for a sultry dance with US President Barack Obama has set a Guinness world record for tangoing on a platform suspended 60 meters (200 feet) in the air. Perched at eye level with the downtown Buenos Aires skyline, Mora Godoy took a whirl on a platform hanging mid-air […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, U.S. News ·
Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

The American Baseball league has struck a deal with Apple, providing iPad tablets and devices to teams and coaches to facilitate and develop in-game tactics. The tech giant’s devices will be on-hand to assist with the analysis of various game statistics, from player performance to weighing in on pitcher-versus-hitter matchups and possible outcomes as well […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney releases epic new trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

Disney releases epic new trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

The new trailer for Tim Burton’s sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” features cast from the original film and some new faces. This summer’s upcoming 3D blockbuster reunites Johnny Depp as the notorious Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Entertainment source Deadline reveals that the sequel introduces Sacha Baron […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
European consumers catch the video streaming bug

European consumers catch the video streaming bug

The popularity of Over The Top (OTT) video is growing fast particularly in France and the UK. According to new data released by Parks Associates on Tuesday, over half of UK and French (55% and 51%, respectively) broadband internet households are now turning to online channels for their TV and video fix. Until now, it […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Batman v Superman’ pows box office with $170.1 mn debut

‘Batman v Superman’ pows box office with $170.1 mn debut

Two iconic superheroes zapped the opposition as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” leapt to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend with $170. 1 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. That mammoth haul made it the best March launch ever and the sixth-biggest domestic opening weekend of all-time, the industry […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

By Abner Galino POPULAR rapper Apl. deap has earned a “spotlight” at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrity charity wall for leading a campaign against blindness among children in the Philippines. Apl. deap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, came to the CHLA at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on Thursday and took […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Music, Services ·
Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Donna Cruz was only 21 years old and at the peak of her career when she surprised everyone by marrying Dr. Yong Larrazabal and settling down for good in his native Cebu. Now 39, Donna is making a comeback after 18 long years with a Star Music album, “Now and Forever”. Any regrets that she […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Kenan and Kel to reunite for an ‘All That’ anniversary special

Kenan and Kel to reunite for an ‘All That’ anniversary special

1990s US comedy duo Kenan & Kel are set to reunite for a special anniversary episode of “All That” reports NME. Kenan and Kel — full names Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell — originally found fame back in the 90s on the Nickelodeon comedy show. They later went on to film the 1997 movie “Good Burger” based […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hits the big screen, catch up on the main trailers

Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hits the big screen, catch up on the main trailers

With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” rolling out the week of March 25, we sift through six of the superhero film’s biggest trailers; the adventurous can see if they can correctly piece together the film’s true plot, despite Warner Bros’ apparent trailer-cutting cleverness. Official Teaser Trailer – April 17, 2015 Who is Superman – […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emma Stone To Play Kennedy Sister In Upcoming Film

Emma Stone To Play Kennedy Sister In Upcoming Film

Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone has been tapped to star in “Letters to Rosemary” – a film based on the final days of John F. Kennedy’s sister. According to Variety, Stone is set to play Rosemary Kennedy in the biopic, which will explore the life of the eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy who suffered from […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean capital will be crawling with anonymous Michelin inspectors, who possess the power to pronounce which restaurants […]

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ big winner at the Empire Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ big winner at the Empire Awards

Empire magazine hosted its annual awards ceremony in London last night, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” the night’s big winner. The most recent “Star Wars” installment picked up five prizes in total, including Best Newcomer Awards for John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, and Best Director for JJ Abrams. “Mad Max: Fury Road” wasn’t far behind […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Margot Robbie tipped to play discgraced ice skater Tonya Harding in biopic

Margot Robbie tipped to play discgraced ice skater Tonya Harding in biopic

Actress Margot Robbie has reportedly signed on play disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in a movie which will explore her connection to the infamous 1994 attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. The script for the film, titled “I, Tonya”, was penned by Steven Rogers – also responsible for “Kate & Leopold” and “Love the Coopers” – […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Entry-level iPhone and new iPad expected at Apple keynote, March 21

Entry-level iPhone and new iPad expected at Apple keynote, March 21

Tim Cook and Apple have summoned the press to another keynote on Monday, March 21, 2016. These Apple events see the American manufacturer unveil new products and innovations, with an entry-level iPhone and a new iPad expected at the upcoming edition. A new 4-inch iPhone? The main announcement at the March keynote is expected to be […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The date for the pontiff’s debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium was chosen by the 79-year-old himself as it marks the third anniversary of his […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Foster, Clooney, Roberts thriller ‘Money Monster’ set for Cannes

Foster, Clooney, Roberts thriller ‘Money Monster’ set for Cannes

The Julia Roberts and George Clooney thriller, “Money Monster,” directed by Jodie Foster, is to be shown at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival in May. Clooney plays Lee Gates, the host of a talk show specializing in stock market matters, and Roberts is his producer, Patty Fenn. After one of Gates’ recommended purchases turns […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Spielberg, Ford on for fifth “Indiana Jones”

Spielberg, Ford on for fifth “Indiana Jones”

Franchise mainstays Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will once again reprise their respective roles behind and in front of camera in a fifth “Indiana Jones” film set for July 2019. Lucasfilm owner Disney made the announcement on March 15, 2016, setting a release date of July 19, 2019 for the continuation of what will by […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennifer Beals signs up to ‘Taken’

Jennifer Beals signs up to ‘Taken’

Jennifer Beals is the latest star to join the cast of the TV remake of “Taken”. The actress will play the part of Christina Hart, the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the NBC prequel to the popular movie franchise, Deadline reports. Beals will be joined on screen by Clive Standen, who will take on the […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Barbie, no warts and all, comes to Paris

Barbie, no warts and all, comes to Paris

For decades, Barbie has encouraged girls to reach for the stars, showing them through her endless reinventions that anything is possible. Now the girl who beat Neil Armstrong to the Moon has brought a lifetime of fine outfits and accessories to Paris to show them off to the world at the city’s Musee des Arts […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya

Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya, with the singer changing her screen name to Jona. Her first project is to interpret the theme song of the upcoming ABS-CBN series “We Will Survive”, which started last February 29 before “TV Patrol”. The soap stars Melai Cantiveros and Pokwang. “Siyempre very happy at kinakabahan […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
New comedy coming from Jennifer Aniston and Jason Batemen

New comedy coming from Jennifer Aniston and Jason Batemen

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman have teamed up to develop a comedy about a couple in which the wife is a high-powered business woman and Bateman plays a stay-at-home husband. Bateman will star, direct and produce the film titled “Significant Other” while Aniston will also star and executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Zayn Malik has released the tracklist for his upcoming album “Mind of Mine.” The former One Direction member released the tracks from his debut as a solo artist on Twitter. His first single “Pillowtalk” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album drops March 25. Here’s the final tracklist, with its creative spelling […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Film adaptation of ‘Downton Abbey’ possibility: producer

Film adaptation of ‘Downton Abbey’ possibility: producer

While the British period drama “Downton Abbey” may have come to an end, there’s already talk that the series could come back to life on the big screen. The final episode of the wildly popular series aired Sunday in the US, wrapping up the story lines of different members of the Crawley household after six […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini has landed a new role as the latest muse for the beauty house Lancôme. The Italian actress, director and style icon is teaming up with the French cosmetics brand on a mission to “spread the brand’s particular vision of femininity to the four corners of the earth”. The news marks the second act […]

BlackBerry Priv now available

BlackBerry Priv now available

BlackBerry Priv is now available for purchase on the Verizon online store. The Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android device, which has a total storage capacity of 160 GB. The company also has plans for additional devices in the future. The handset is selling for a full retail price of $720. It can also be purchased in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Philippines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone. Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Offers, Online, Promotions, Services ·
JK Rowling working on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trilogy

JK Rowling working on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trilogy

JK Rowling has confirmed on her Twitter account that she is working on a trilogy of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” films. The three films are a spin-off of her “Harry Potter” series. The “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” trilogy is set in New York City and takes place 70 years […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were announced Wednesday as headliners of South by Southwest, the celebrated showcase of cutting-edge technology and music. Obama will be the first sitting president to appear at the closely watched annual conference in Austin, Texas, famous for providing early exposure to platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare […]

Production of ‘The Dark Tower’ begins

Production of ‘The Dark Tower’ begins

Production on the film version of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” has begun, reports Entertainment Weekly. The movie version of King’s eight-novel series has been in the works for some years now. Actors Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey have been confirmed as having lead roles in the movie by writer Stephen King on hisTwitter account. […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden of Westlife are set to join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife reports The Sun. The duo will tour the UK as Boyzlife later this year, and could see other members of Boyzone and Westlife joining them in the future, “We all had a chat, the lads. We said it […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Scherzinger is set to join the cast of ABC/Lionsgate TV’s remake of “Dirty Dancing,” reports Deadline. Scherzinger will star as Penny, the dance partner of talented instructor Johnny in ABC’s three-hour “Dirty Dancing” remake. Johnny is set to be played by Cole Prattes in a role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film. […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

The ABC TV network said Monday 34. 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Oscars, the lowest ratings in eight years for the glitzy culmination to Hollywood’s annual awards season. Despite headlines generated by a race row embroiling the 88th Academy Awards, the audience was six percent down on last year’s 36.6 million in the same […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans have announced that they are to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a series of music concerts around the world, with acts such as Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Nas, and Jamie XX all taking part. The events will take place later this month between March 16 and 19. A full list of acts and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music ·
Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Adele has kicked off her first world tour in four years with a concert in Belfast that received overwhelmingly positive reviews despite the bestselling singer’s bout of pre-gig nerves. The show in Northern Ireland’s main city late on Monday was sold out months in advance and fans came from as far as Japan and South […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Piolo recalls meeting with Meryl Streep

Piolo recalls meeting with Meryl Streep

Actor Piolo Pascual shared his experience meeting Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep at the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival. His movie with John Lloyd Cruz, “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” directed by Lav Diaz, won the Silver Bear in the 2016 festival, where Streep is a jury member. Aside from their meeting on the red carpet […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Xian Lim wants superhero role

Xian Lim wants superhero role

After the success of his latest movie with Vilma Santos and Angel Locsin, “Everything About Her”, Xian Lim said there are still many other roles that he wants to portray. He said, for one, that he has always wanted to play a superhero role. “Isang napakalaking opo,” he said. “Isa po ‘yan sa mga pangarap […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

“Spotlight,” a searing portrait of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture on Sunday at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie, which has picked up a string of honors on its way to Oscars glory, beat rivals “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged Oscars gold on Sunday for his grueling star turn in “The Revenant,” 22 years after his first Academy Award nomination. DiCaprio edged out Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) to take the best actor statuette. DiCaprio won a […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fifty Shades’ dishonored at anti-Oscar Razzie awards

‘Fifty Shades’ dishonored at anti-Oscar Razzie awards

Erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” triumphed Saturday at Hollywood’s hall of shame, the annual Razzies anti-awards show. The steamy romance — described as a “warped, disturbingly abusive adult fairy tale” by movie website The Film Stage — took the Golden Raspberry Award for joint worst picture alongside superhero flick “Fantastic Four.” The big screen […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress, the sector’s biggest trade fair which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated this year by the arrival of virtual reality, advances in the development of ultra-fast 5G networks and connected objects. ROBOT-TELEPHONE THAT READS YOUR MESSAGES: Japanese firm Sharp presented a tiny prototype robot called RoBoHon that doubles as […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Oscars voters: thousands of white men… and a nun?

The Oscars voters: thousands of white men… and a nun?

The question of who votes for the Oscar nominations and awards used to be shrouded in secrecy, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently opened up about the process. This is a rundown of who gets a say, how they cast their ballots and how the prizes to be handed out […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Affleck linked with ‘Batman v Superman’ script

Affleck linked with ‘Batman v Superman’ script

Not just an actor, nor merely a director, it’s now being suggested that Oscar-winning writer Ben Affleck was involved in shaping the final screenplay for “Batman v Superman.” It might be easy to forget — some would say convenient to do so — that Ben Affleck in fact won his first Oscar for co-writing “Good […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Bamboo Flowers’ charms US audiences at 8TH Bridges to the World Film Fest

‘Bamboo Flowers’ charms US audiences at 8TH Bridges to the World Film Fest

Washington, D.C. – “Bamboo Flowers,” a critically acclaimed film by multi-awarded director Maryo J. delos Reyes, charmed audiences during the 8th Bridges to the World Film Festival held at six separate venues in Maryland. The Bridges to the World Film Festival is an annual flagship event organized by the World Artists Experiences (WAE), a non-profit organization […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings ·
Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Two of the most sought after young Filipino actors, both on screen, cinema and singing sensation, Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby – along with comedian extraordinaire, ‘Pokwang’ and budding male actor Darren Espanto, in one of a kind performance ever will lead the pack of performers live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on March 26 at 8p.m. and March 27 at 5pm. Pechanga Resort & Casino […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

The British music industry gathers for the annual Brit Awards on Wednesday, with performances by Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay and Justin Bieber and an all-star tribute to late rock star David Bowie. Pop superstar Adele is up for four awards, including in the best solo female artist category, in which soul singer Amy Winehouse is also […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Washington, United States | AFP   – A majority of Americans support the US government’s efforts to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, a poll showed Monday. The Pew Research Center survey found 51 percent of respondents supported the effort to require Apple to help unlock the iPhone, […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Demi Moore set to make a TV comeback

Demi Moore set to make a TV comeback

Demi Moore is set to return to TV with a role in the new series “10 Days in the Valley.” The Hollywood star will play the role of Jane Sadler, a single mother whose 5-year-old child goes missing in the night, Deadlinereports. The series, written by writer-producer Tassie Cameron, is being made by Skydance Television and […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Scarlett Johansson narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’ audio book

Scarlett Johansson narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’ audio book

Scarlett Johansson has lent her voice to an audio version of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The Hollywood star teamed up with Audible.com and her sister, narrator and director of the project, Vanessa Johansson, on the audiobook. “Having grown up loving the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and reading many books aloud with […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

After making fashion history to become the first transgender model to get a Vogue spread, Andreja Pejic now holds bragging rights to becoming the first transgender model to land a fashion magazine cover with Marie Claire Spain. Pejic graces the March cover of Marie Claire Spain, in a knit slip dress that shows off her […]

Disney details more ‘Star Wars’ Land features

Disney details more ‘Star Wars’ Land features

A new “Star Wars”-themed land, being prepared for Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, was teased with some extra information during TV retrospective “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” which aired Sunday night. The new theme park attraction is being modeled after a “remote, outpost planet” where it will be possible […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sam Milby records new album

Sam Milby records new album

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sam Milby has returned to his first love. On Instagram, Milby shared that he is back to making music and will soon release a new album under Star Music. Milby released his last album “Be Mine” five years ago. According to his manager Erickson Raymundo, Milby’s album will include “Tunay Na Pag […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
The red lip makes a comeback at the BAFTAs

The red lip makes a comeback at the BAFTAs

If the BAFTA Awards on Sunday taught us anything, it is that the classic red lip is back on point. We have been seeing less of the red lip over the past few seasons, as softer pinks and rich browns came back into fashion. But as the stars at the 69th edition of the British […]

“ISTRUKTURA 2” 3rd Solo Show

“ISTRUKTURA 2” 3rd Solo Show

“ISTRUKTURA 2” 3rd Solo Show By: Jose Johann Bitancor Mar 1- April 2, 2016 Recep: March 12 (Sat) 6:30- 9pm Jack London Square Realty 311 Oak Street, Suite 116 Oakland CA 94607 Biography: Jose Johann Bitancor is a Filipino painter and graphic designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Prior […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings ·
Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, “multisensory” David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the famously experimental rock legend. The music industry’s biggest night takes place Monday barely a month after the shocking death of Bowie, who over his half-century career became one of the most influential figures in pop […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Arron Villaflor shares real score with Yen Santos

Arron Villaflor shares real score with Yen Santos

Actor Arron Villaflor finally talked about the real score between him and his “All of Me” co-star, Yen Santos. In an interview on Friday, Villaflor admitted that he and Santos reached the point of being “more than friends.” But he was quick to add that they never became a couple. “Naging sweet-sweetan kami. Umabot doon. […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Hidden Figures:’ Taraji P. Henson follows Golden Globe with NASA biopic

‘Hidden Figures:’ Taraji P. Henson follows Golden Globe with NASA biopic

Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson is being linked with a lead role in an upcoming film adaptation of “Hidden Figures,” the story of a team of NASA mathematicians who proved essential to the Space Race. Few may have known her name until recently, but NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson was an integral part of the […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

The age-old quest for love is moving inexorably online for young and old Americans alike — whether this means swiping on their phone for a hot date, or using matchmaking sites to find the perfect mate. The 18 to 24 crowd has warmed to smartphone apps like Tinder that help them spot a match among […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Lifestyle, Online, Science & Technology ·
Can smartphones actually make you more active?

Can smartphones actually make you more active?

(Relaxnews) – New research suggests that using a smartphone can be an effective way of motivating people to get moving and can even decrease unhealthy sedentary behavior. The US-based pilot study brought together researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the American Cancer Society, and the technical expertise of the e-Health Technology Program […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

 (Relaxnews) − In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

(Relaxnews) – It has been confirmed that Taylor Swift will perform at this year’s Grammy awards, due to take place later this month. Swift joins a list of artists who have already been confirmed including Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd. Lamar is the artist with the most nominations this year, with 11 in total. Swift […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jed more than just a voice

Jed more than just a voice

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For Jed Madela, there is more to singing than just having a beautiful voice. He believes a true artist bares his heart and soul with every performance. This is why, after being in the business for over a decade now, the 38-year-old singer continues to learn and improve his craft. “I’m always […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Asian Film Awards nominations rack up for ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Port of Call,’ ‘Mountains May Depart’

Asian Film Awards nominations rack up for ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Port of Call,’ ‘Mountains May Depart’

(Relaxnews) – Hou Hsaio Hsien’s first martial arts film “The Assassin” goes into the Asian Film Awards with nine nominations, including ones for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. Also favorably elevated by the selection process are Philip Yung’s crime thriller “Port of Call” (five nominations), Jia Zhangke drama “Mountains May Depart,” Guan Hu […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Luis admits problems in relationship with Angel

Luis admits problems in relationship with Angel

Luis Manzano neither confirmed nor denied that he and Angel Locsin have already broken up, but admitted that they are currently going through a rough patch. Manzano made the admission after the premiere screening of “Everything About Her” on Tuesday, which stars Locsin and his mother Vilma Santos. However, Mazano refused to go into details […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Keira Knightley in talks to star in ‘Colette’

Keira Knightley in talks to star in ‘Colette’

(Relaxnews) – Keira Knightley could be set to star in the upcoming biopic “Colette”. The UK actress is in talks to play the role of the famous French writer in the biopic of her life set in the 1900s, Deadline reports. “Keira is impeccably suited to step into the role of the iconic Colette in the early […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dolce & Gabbana reveals new fragrance campaign starring Sophia Loren

Dolce & Gabbana reveals new fragrance campaign starring Sophia Loren

(Relaxnews) – Sophia Loren’s full new beauty campaign Dolce & Gabbana has been revealed. The Oscar-winning Italian actress stars in a video by the Sicilian fashion house to mark the launch of its new fragrance ‘Dolce Rosa Excelsa’. The video is divided into three acts, “Rinascita”, “Festa” and “Meravigliosa.” The story sees silver screen legend […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘The Birth of a Nation’ wins top prizes at Sundance

‘The Birth of a Nation’ wins top prizes at Sundance

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “The Birth of a Nation,” a drama about a 19th century slave revolt in Virginia, swept top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The movie, acquired earlier this week by Fox Searchlight for a record-shattering $17.5 million, won the grand jury prize and the audience award at the prestigious festival […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

(New York-AFP) – Rock legend David Bowie asked for his ashes to be spread in Bali in a will submitted following his shocking death, a report said Friday. The New York Post, citing Bowie’s will which it said was filed in a Manhattan court, said that the British rock star wanted his ashes scattered in […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

(Relaxnews) – Architectural fashion was the name of the game at the Spring 2016 Haute Couture shows in Paris this week, where bold structures and exaggerated silhouettes dominated the runways. There were asymmetric hemlines, cut high at the front to reveal sizeable flashes of thigh, before billowing out into floor-skimming trains at the back for […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Dingdong reacts to critics bashing daughter Jayda

Dingdong reacts to critics bashing daughter Jayda

Dingdong Avanzado is not taking the criticism his daughter have been receiving lightly. The Filipino hitmaker responded to people bashing her daughter Jayda over posting a “selfie” with teen actor Bailey May on her Instagram account. “As a parent, it saddens me to see my daughter be a victim of this. Especially when she did […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Martin Nievera: Still a huge draw

Martin Nievera: Still a huge draw

He’s been known as The Concert King for decades now and he looks far from relinquishing the title. Martin Nievera can still fill big venues here and abroad. In fact, even with little promotions at times, his concerts are still almost always sold out. In an interview, the singer downplayed his ability to command huge […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Holidays, Music, Valentine's Day ·
Hips don’t lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

Hips don’t lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Zuhair Murad put on a romantic show in Paris on Wednesday as he debuted his Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection. The Lebanese creative put the focus on female sensuality with a collection of structured dresses that protruded bell-like at the hips, sculpting exaggeratedly womanly curves. The effect was compounded by the […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

(Relaxnews) – There was pomp and ceremony on the catwalks of Paris on Monday night, as some of the biggest couture houses showed off their starry collections for Spring 2016. First up was the UK-based house Ralph&Russo, whose fairytale extravaganza of cocktail dresses and ball gowns was as enchanting as it was on-point. A sweet […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 – 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings, Home & Garden ·
Watch: New trailers for ‘Batman v Superman’

Watch: New trailers for ‘Batman v Superman’

(Relaxnews) – A series of new trailers has dropped on Twitter revealing more clips of the epic cinematic showdown between Batman and Superman. Warner Bros. released two teasers giving both heroes airplay to state their case: Superman describes Batman as a “bat vigilante” and “one-man reign of terror” while Batman describes Superman as a threat […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity at Oscars

Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity at Oscars

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Following an outcry over the all-white roster of actors nominated for this year’s Oscars, the president of the film academy said Monday she was heartbroken by the lack of diversity and working to implement change. “This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theatre is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organisers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theatre company Shochiku said it would present the “Japan Kabuki Festival” in May, including a […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Following the success of Vice Ganda’s “Beauty and the Bestie,” lead actor Coco Martin said he is open to revisiting his role as a cop for a sequel to the comedy. The 34-year-old Martin hinted: “Sa ganda po ng kinalabasan, sa ganda po ng proyekto namin – baka, baka. Kahit kami na-in love kami sa […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

For 2016, Sam Concepcion would like to focus not just on acting but on music as well. Following his successful stint on the second season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Concepcion, who is is part of the ABS-CBN series “You’re My Home,” revealed that he will release his new album this year. Concepcion said the […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

(Relaxnews) – Music publication NME has announced that Coldplay are to receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016. The awards will be held next month on February 17, with the band confirming that they will not only pick up the award in person, but will also perform an exclusive set of their greatest […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

(Relaxnews) – High school love story “Pretty in Pink” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and a special two-day showing planned for US theaters. Directed by John Hughes, and co-starring Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton and Jon Cryer, 1986 release “Pretty in Pink” pleased reviewers and audiences alike with its story of tumultuous high school […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

(London-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday with a street party for 10,000 people outside Buckingham Palace, her grandson said Friday — although tickets will not come cheap at £150 ($215, 200 euros). Peter Phillips, the queen’s eldest grandchild and son of Princess Anne, is organising the Patron’s Lunch, which he said […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, World News ·
Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

(Taipei-AFP) – A giant blue stiletto heel dubbed Taiwan’s “shoe church” is bringing a touch of oversized glamour to the island’s southern coast. The shoe is not a place of worship but its creators hope it will attract enamoured couples as a backdrop for their wedding photos, hence the name. It is the latest bid […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

(New York-AFP) – David Bowie’s music has returned to stage after his death, with stars including Madonna and Elton John dedicating emotional tributes to the legend — by singing his songs. The British rock legend’s death on Sunday at age 69 after an undisclosed battle with cancer has triggered an outpouring of grief from fans […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

(Relaxnews) – US actress Amber Heard appears to be next in line to join Jason Momoa in 2018 superhero movie “Aquaman.” Heard is said to have been approached for an ongoing role in Warner Bros’s DC Comics adaptations, starting with “Justice League Part One” in 2017 and then “Aquaman” the following year. The DC Extended […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·

KC reveals sister Frankie wants to be a singer

Frankie Pangilinan seems to be following the musical footsteps of her mother Sharon Cuneta. According to Pangilinan’s sister, KC Concepcion, the 15-year-old is very passionate about music. “Nakikita ko na mahal na mahal niyang kumanta. She loves composing, singing, playing guitar. I would never want to clip someone’s wings. I think everyone deserves to shine […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Martian’ win big at Golden Globes

‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Martian’ win big at Golden Globes

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Epic survival thriller “The Revenant” and space blockbuster “The Martian” won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday, boosting their chances for Oscars glory next month. “The Revenant” — the story of 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio — won three top awards at the star-studded gala, for […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Stallone, Damon, Winslet winners at Golden Globes

Stallone, Damon, Winslet winners at Golden Globes

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A-listers Kate Winslet, Matt Damon and Sylvester Stallone all took home prizes at the Golden Globes on Sunday at a star-studded gala that kicked off Hollywood’s annual awards season. But all eyes at the annual gala held in Beverly Hills were on which movie would win the coveted award for best motion […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

(Relaxnews) – Apple’s streaming service Apple Music has surpassed 10million subscribers. The paid-for platform has acquired the users in the six months since its launch in June 2015, NME reports. The service is still playing second fiddle to Spotify, which allegedly boasts more than double that number of subscribers. Other competitors include Jay-Z’s platform Tidal. Apple Music, […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Music, Online ·
David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

(London-AFP) – From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and Aladdin Sane, David Bowie was rock’s definitive chameleon. A master of reinvention whose career spanned two generations, he dazzled millions with his taste for experiment, taking on everything from glam rock and soul to electronica and punk. He marked his 69th birthday by releasing […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga to drop a new album in 2016

Lady Gaga to drop a new album in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Lady Gaga is planning to release a new album in 2016. The pop star announced the news at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Billboard reports. She allegedly told reporters: “You know, I am putting out an album this year. I won’t tell you when.” The singer and actress, who took home a Golden Globe […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·