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  • #IbalikAngABSCBN: Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano hopeful for Channel 2 comeback
    by Miguel Dumaual, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    “More people need to know what’s going on. A lot of people were stripped of their happiness, their everyday joy.”

  • ‘It’s Showtime’: Tearful wedding proposal has profound impact on Ruffa Gutierrez
    by Miguel Dumaual, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    “Parang na-realize ko at that moment, parang gusto ko rin ikasal ulit,” Gutierrez says. 

  • John Arcilla overwhelmed by inclusion of 'On the Job' sequel at Venice film fest
    by Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    John Arcilla could not contain his joy at the official announcement of the 78th Venice International Film Festival Monday that his film “On the Job: Missing 8” has been selected as a competing entry against 20 other international titles.

  • Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano on the ways they keep family ties stronger than ever
    by Iza Iglesias on July 26, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    As a multi-hyphenate actress, television host, singer, entrepreneur and mother, Toni Gonzaga-Soriano has a lot to keep up with: from hosting online shows to being on top of her varied pursuits and hobbies, and most importantly, taking care of her son Seve with director-husband Paul Soriano.It's a lot, yet she manages well with the help of their strong connection as a family at home amid these challenging times. "Kami ni Paul, we're really home buddies. This is such a gift for us na we're able […]

  • Ryan Bang's very Pinoy values
    by Ronnie Carrasco 3rd on July 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    A LOT of young, single Filipinos can easily identify with Ryan Bang in more ways than one.Having established a career in the Philippines, he shares a lot of traits with us Pinoys as far as family values are concerned.Like a typical OFW away from his family back home, Ryan's priority has always been his immediate kin making sure their needs are met on time.It was in 2010 when Ryan finished runner-up in "Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash." His purpose of coming to the Philippines was to evade joining […]

  • Erik Matti’s ‘On the Job’ sequel to compete in Venice Film Festival
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Erik Matti’s “On the Job” sequel has been selected as a competing entry in this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

  • Liza Soberano channels ‘Trese’ in pictorial to mark a decade in showbiz
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Liza Soberano channeled her title character in the hit animated series “Trese” in her latest pictorial, which marks her first decade in showbiz.

  • WATCH: Morissette sings national anthem at Duterte’s final SONA
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Kapamilya singer Morissette performed on Monday the Philippine national anthem at the final State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte.

  • Marian, Dingdong matindi harutan sa socmed
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Ang daming kinilig sa Instagram post ni Marian Rivera ng mga larawan nila ng mister na is Dingdong Dantes. The post Marian, Dingdong matindi harutan sa socmed first appeared on Abante.

  • Impersonator ni Sharon pumanaw na
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Isa na namang stand-up comedian ang pumanaw. Ang pinakakilalang impersonator ng Megastar na si Sharon Cuneta na si Marvin Martinez a.k.a. Ate Shawee. The post Impersonator ni Sharon pumanaw na first appeared on Abante.

  • Maymay nakabili na ng bahay sa Japan
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Ang bongga ni Maymay Entrata, na nakapagpundar na pala ng bahay sa Japan para sa ina niyang overseas worker. The post Maymay nakabili na ng bahay sa Japan first appeared on Abante.

  • Heaven masaya kay Kiko Estrada
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Walang problema sa Kapamilya star na si Heaven Peralejo kung bumigat man ang kanyang timbang dahil mas ine-enjoy daw niya ang buhay niya ngayon matapos niyang magka-COVID nitong taon. The post Heaven masaya kay Kiko Estrada first appeared on Abante.

  • Toni itutulong kay Hipon Girl ang kita sa YT
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Mahigit 2.8M na ang nakapanood ng interview ni Toni Gonzaga kay Herlene ‘Hipon Girl’ Budol sa YouTube channel niyang Toni Talks, sa loob pa lang ng isang araw. The post Toni itutulong kay Hipon Girl ang kita sa YT first appeared on Abante.

  • K-pop: EXO's D.O. drops first solo EP
    by Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 9:03 am

    D.O., whose real name is Do Kyungsoo, wrote lyrics for the title track "Rose" and "I'm Fine."

  • Claudia dinedma b-day message ni Dennis
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Ika-22nd birthday ni Claudia Barretto nitong July 26. The post Claudia dinedma b-day message ni Dennis first appeared on Abante.

  • ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘The Throne’ nakakakilabot
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Makapanindig-balahibo na movie experience ang hatid ng dalawang Korean blockbuster movie, ang ‘Metamorphosis; at ‘The Throne’ sa Vivamax. The post ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘The Throne’ nakakakilabot first appeared on Abante.

  • Britney binuyangyang boobs sa IG
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Nag-viral ang pinost na topless photo ni Britney Spears sa Instagram. The post Britney binuyangyang boobs sa IG first appeared on Abante.

  • Rabiya ‘sinaktan’ ng boylet
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Ang daming rebelasyon ni Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo tungkol sa buhay niya na ibinunyag niya sa kanyang YouTube channel, ang ‘24 Facts About Me/Get To Know Rabiya Mateo More’. The post Rabiya ‘sinaktan’ ng boylet first appeared on Abante.

  • Bela, Sarah todo rampa, chikahan sa Switzerland
    by Abante News Online on July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Nasa London na nga si Bela Padilla, kuwento sa akin ng BFF (best friend forever) na si Sarah Lahbati. The post Bela, Sarah todo rampa, chikahan sa Switzerland first appeared on Abante.

  • ‘The Boy Foretold By The Stars’ series to stream on iWantTFC on August 16
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 8:23 am

    The series sequel of the boys’ love (BL) movie “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” is set to stream on iWantTFC this August 16.  

  • Leanne & Naara collaborate with international heavyweights August Rigo, Ricky Tillo in new single
    by Jeff Fernando, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Leanne & Naara collaborates with international music heavyweights August Rigo and Ricky Tillo in ‘Anticipation’

  • Sharon Cuneta impersonator Ate Shawee dies at 45
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Comedian Ate Shawee, known for her impersonation of music icon Sharon Cuneta, passed away on Monday, a family member announced. She was 45.

  • Robi Domingo, inaming nagselos ang nobya dahil sa 'Aja Aja Tayo sa Jeju!'
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Inamin ni Robi Domingo na kinilig siya nang magselos ang kanyang nobyang si Maiqui Pineda matapos mapanood nito ang katatapos lang na programang "Aja Aja Tayo sa Jeju!" 

  • LOOK: Andi Eigenmann's daughter Lilo turns 2
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Lilo, the daughter daughter of actress Andi Eigenmann with surfing champion Philmar Aipayo, is now 2 years old.

  • WATCH: Sneak peek of 'The Broken Marriage Vow' taping in Baguio
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 6:10 am

    ABS-CBN on Monday shared a behind-the-scenes look as cameras started rolling on the upcoming series "The Broken Marriage Vow," the Philippine version of the hit BBC Studios drama “Doctor Foster.” 

  • Maymay Entrata, nagpasalamat sa mga tagahanga sa ika-5 taon sa showbiz
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Hindi binigo ni Maymay Entrata ang kanyang mga tagahanga na nag-abang sa kanyang pagbisita sa "Magandang Buhay" nitong Lunes para sa pagdiriwang ng kanyang ika-5 anibersaryo sa show business.

  • LOOK: Sam Pinto glows in maternity shoot
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Actress Sam Pinto looked radiant as she posed for her pregnancy shoot as she prepares to welcome her first child with husband Anthony Semerad.

  • PRRD's last SONA on ABS-CBN's cable and online platforms
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:42 am

    Filipinos may watch the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the state of the country this pandemic through ABS-CBN's "SONA 2021" special coverage on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), TeleRadyo, ABS-CBN News Digital, and Kapamilya Channel today.Leading the special on ANC are journalists Karmina Constantino and Christian Esguerra who will mount the network's wall-to-wall coverage of the event from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ANC viewers will also get the insights and […]

  • Kanye West unveils new album
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session, but he still had attendees standing while hanging onto his new project.West unveiled his 10th album, "Donda" in front of a packed crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and was livestreamed on Apple Music. His album was named after his mother, Donda West, who died following plastic surgery complications in 2007.Unlike West's typical high-energy concerts, he appeared mellow. He let his music do the talking, wherein the […]

  • 'Agimat ng Agila' airs action-packed finale tonight
    by The Manila Times on July 24, 2021 at 8:49 am

    GMA Network's top-rating fantasy drama series "Agimat ng Agila" will air its final episode tonight with the biggest and most gripping battle yet between the bearers of the Agila and the Bakunawa's mystic powers.The original series marks the television comeback of well-loved and versatile actor Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. as Major Gabriel Labrador. He is joined by the stellar roster of cast including Sanya Lopez as Maya Lagman, Elizabeth Oropesa as Nanay Berta, Roi Vinzon as Alejandro Dominguez, […]

  • Angeline Quinto talks about adoptive mother, new found family
    by Ricky Calderon on July 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Angeline Quinto became a little bit emotional when she talked about her departed mom at the contract signing cum presscon of her latest endorsement Ayesha Beauty Products at Romulo's Café in Quezon City.The singer admitted being deeply affected when she lost her mom (who is actually her aunt) who died last year."But I told Mama that her mission here on earth is already finished and that is to make sure I have a good life. Mama is more peaceful where she is right now and I had to let go of her […]

  • The 'legit' plays of the Virgin Labfest
    by George Vail Kabristante on July 24, 2021 at 8:44 am

    The word "legit" has taken upon a much more layered connotation appropriated like a novel street lingo among the Gen Z gamely stalking past the Millennials like robots stuck to their gadget- orientated world.Referenced here are those born between 1997 to 2012, now between the age of 7 and 22 according to US Pew Research Center. Anything less original, authentic, and sincere is deemed fake; as in fake news, brand, or character for that matter, and far from "legit."Said word has always been […]

  • Miss Universe pageant set to make history in Israel
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 23, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. The Philippines' next opportunity to win the Miss Universe crown will be historic for the pageant will mark its 70th anniversary as the world's most prestigious beauty contest on that fateful night, as well as its very first time to be held in the proud Jewish nation of Israel.The Manila Times Entertainment broke this exciting news Wednesday online, shortly after the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) released a brief that the pageant's 2021 […]

  • Nico Antonio headlines 'Magpakailanman' tonight
    by The Manila Times on July 23, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Gifted actor Nico Antonio finally gets to strut his stuff in his first-ever lead performance for a TV drama anthology tonight on GMA Network, via "Magpakailanman." Playing the role of a regular Filipino male who falls in love with a beautiful Russian model, he headlines a fresh episode of the weekly drama program, titled "From Russia With Love: The Eric Baylosis/Anna Rabtsun Baylosis Story."A familiar face among the biz's most capable supporting actors, Antonio says of his #MPK experience, […]

  • Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen to release book; The Rolling Stones relaunch US tour; Billie...
    by Associated Press on July 23, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Obama-Springsteen book Renegades coming in OctoberNEW YORK: Renegades: Born in the USA is a bound edition of the popular "Renegades" podcast featuring conversations on various topics between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. To be released on October 26, the book will include rare photographs, handwritten Springsteen lyrics and annotated Obama speeches."In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this [country]. Trying to chronicle the […]

  • Up all night to get 'Loki'
    by Karen Kunawicz on July 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. I'm not about to pretend I am a super nerd and say I completely understood Marvel's latest series on the Disney+ streaming platform, "Loki." In fact, I can't even begin to ask to questions beyond, "what just happened?" at regular intervals within each episode.Loki dances and traipses about the notions of time travel, timeline branches, alternate universes, multiverses, alternate timelines, parallel universes - that sort of thing. Just when you […]

  • Another movie for #KimJe
    by The Manila Times on July 22, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Twenty twenty-one is definitely the year of #KimJe, as theater stars-turned-movie stars - not to mention real-life sweethearts - Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles team up for their second headliner, "Ikaw at Ako ang Ending." Fresh from their successful team up in the Vivamax original, "Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam," Molina and Napoles collaborated with no less than romantic movie hit maker Irene Emma Villamor for Movie No. 2 of the year. Villamor, of course, is best known for such blockbusters […]

  • Alamat grows stronger with new single 'kasmala'
    by Mark Bonifacio  on July 21, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. The boys of Alamat have shifted to high gear. With the success of their debut single "kbye" now neatly tucked under their proverbial belts, members Taneo, Jao, Mo, Tomas, Valfer, R-Ji, Gami and Alas are ready to level up with the release of their new single titled "kasmala.""kasmala" is a disjointed word play on the Tagalog word "malakas" which means strong.This eight-member Pinoy pop group have kept busy and have been working hard since their […]

  • Vinyls pa more!
    by The Manila Times on July 21, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Good news for vinyl record collectors and OPM fans. After a slew of amazing albums reissued from its storied catalog, Vicor Music's classic vinyl series has released a new set of titles fans and audiophiles alike will love.New vinyl reproductions of classics such as Pinoy rock's Mike Hanopol, Resty Fabunan's "Maria Cafra," Yoyoy Villame's comedy album and Gary Valenciano's early hits were recently released and are now available on independent record stores and audio specialty shops across the […]

  • American artist ASTN makes a 'Serious' comeback
    by The Manila Times on July 21, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    It's no secret that Filipinos love music and are always in the pursuit to find something new to discover. Today, the spotlight falls on Florida-native ASTN. Philippines is one of the top locations of his streams in South East Asia.The 22-year-old has wooed his listeners with his sultry, indie-R&B pop style of music. His debut EP "Tell All Your Friends" amassed a loyal and engaged fanbase which has now blossomed into 500 thousand monthly listeners in Spotify and has received over 19 million […]

  • The latest from the world of music
    by Associated Press on July 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett reuniteTony Bennett and Lady Gaga will team up at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga" will open on Aug. 3, Bennett's 95th birthday, with the second performance on Aug. 5. Promoters say the concerts will be Bennett's last New York performances of his career.Lady Gaga and Bennett collaborated on the song "The Lady Is a Tramp" for Bennett's 2011 "Duets II" album and their collaborative album "Cheek to Cheek" […]

  • Miss Universe goes to Israel; Chance the Rapper releases concert film
    by Associated Press on July 21, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Miss Universe competition will be held in Israel in DecemberNEW YORK: Miss Universe is heading to Israel for its 70th competition this December in the resort city of Eilat.Steve Harvey will return as host.The three-hour event will end with the current Miss Universe, Mexico's Andrea Meza, crowning her successor.Meza, a former software engineer, has advocated for women's rights and is encouraging people to get the vaccine from Covid-19. Soon after she was named Miss Universe, Meza invited the […]

  • A lecture from Direk Joel Lamangan
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 20, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.An extremely bold and timely movie written by Troy Espiritu and directed by film master Joel Lamangan is set to stream worldwide beginning July 23. Titled "Lockdown," it stars young and determined actor Paolo Gumabao in a story that is both compelling and disconcerting, as it brings to light what many Filipinos are forced to endure in reality in order to survive this crippling pandemic.Lockdown sees Paolo as Danny, an Overseas Filipino Worker […]

  • 'Falling Into Your Smile' – the most watched C-Drama of July
    by The Manila Times on July 20, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    More and more viewers are getting hooked on the trending Chinese drama "Falling Into Your Smile" and with the global release of its anticipated OST (official sound track) album just around the corner, the ongoing show's popularity will surely be on the rise.Produced by NSMG and Youku, this rom-com drama stars main leads Xu Kai and Cheng Xiao. It is currently receiving lots of love from fans around the world for its portrayal of romance, friendship and camaraderie, sprinkled with just the right […]

  • Iza, Shamaine raise mental health awareness in 'MMK'
    by Christina Alpad on July 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Finding something relatable from the characters they portray is nothing new for award-winning actresses Iza Calzado and Shamaine Buencamino. But their upcoming episode for long-running drama anthology "MMK" hits even closer to home what with an advocacy they both hold dear - mental health awareness.On July 24, the audience will meet Julie (Heaven Peralejo) who sees her mother, Caridad (Calzado), as her protector from her abusive father. But her life gets upturned when her mother develops […]

  • What's happening in the music scene
    by The Manila Times on July 20, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett reuniteTony Bennett and Lady Gaga will team up at New York's Radio City Music Hall."One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga" will open on Aug. 3, Bennett's 95th birthday, with the second performance on Aug. 5. Promoters say the concerts will be Bennett's last New York performances of his career.Lady Gaga and Bennett collaborated on the song "The Lady Is a Tramp" for Bennett's 2011 "Duets II" album and their collaborative album "Cheek to Cheek" debuted […]

  • Good vibes all around in Lolit, Cristy and Mr. Fu's talkshow
    by Ronnie Carrasco 3rd on July 19, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    A LATE riser, rarely do I catch the noontime digicast of "Take It Per Minute, Me Ganu'n" which streams live on Facebook every Tuesday.A tabloid-produced showbiz-oriented talk show, TIPMMG is hosted by Lolit Solis, Cristy Fermin and Mr. Fu.Why the strange title? It actually gathers broken up words are associated with the three hosts.All three TIPMMG personalities hosted separate shows in the past. It's Cristy though who had the most number of regular TV exposures since the late '80s.There's […]

  • The latest on 'Space Jam,' Madonna, and Prince Harry and Meghan
    by Associated Press on July 19, 2021 at 7:50 am

    'Space Jam' dunks on 'Black Widow' to take box office No. 1"Black Widow" ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad.LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the stars of Warner Bros.' "Space Jam: A New Legacy" defied expectations and won the box office this weekend. It grossed $31.7 million in North America, while "Black Widow" took in $26.3 million.Not many expected "Space Jam: A New Legacy" to pull off this win, as it's also streaming on HBO Max.Not […]

  • Cristine Reyes and Diego Loyzaga team-up for PH version of 'Encounter'
    by Ricky Calderon on July 17, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Cristine Reyes and Diego Loyzaga topbill the Philippine adaptation of "Encounter," the much celebrated Korean series about a May-December romance. The two give life to the roles popularized by Song Hye-ko and Park Bo-gum.This is the first team-up Cristine and Diego for the big screen although they are also the lead stars of "Encounter" series being sshown on TV5 every Saturday at 9 p.m.When asked what they would consider as memorable moments in their lives, Diego said that meeting his dad Cesar […]

  • 'Pepito Manaloto' prequel hits casting jackpot
    by Christina Alpad on July 16, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.One of the biggest challenges whether in pre-production for TV or film is to cast the perfect actors who can bring to life a series or movie. When it comes to prequels, the challenge is doubled because the casting director will have to find actors who resemble the original cast both in looks and character delivery.This was the case searching for the lead actors who could pull off "Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kuwento" for GMA Network - the prequel of […]

  • Cinemalaya bares 13 shorts for 2nd virtual edition
    by Iza Iglesias on July 16, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    WITH the global health crisis still gripping the country, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival keeps the premiere movie exhibition alive as it unfolds anew on the digital platform.Banking on the know-how built-up from last year's edition, the country's biggest independent film festival presents its second online edition with 13 short films competing for the prestigious Balanghai trophies."Once again, the shorts take the limelight as the full-length filmmakers are given more time […]

  • Finally, Natasha Romanoff tells her story
    by Karen Kunawicz on July 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.Scarlett Johansson has been in eight Marvel movies since 2010 where she first appeared as Black Widow in "Iron Man 2." Last weekend, after the pandemic delayed the release of the movie by a year, the world finally got to see the Natasha Romanoff "Black Widow" movie, which is also the first Marvel movie to come out in two years! Pre-pandemic, there were some years we even got to have three Marvel movies out, so needless to say, I missed this sort of […]

  • Now a wife and mom, Max Collins renews ties with GMA Network
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 15, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Drama TV star Max Collins is back to work just a little over a year since giving birth to son Skye Anakin with husband and fellow actor Pancho Magno. Her return coincides with her contract renewal as a loyal Kapuso artist of GMA Network, which has been her professional home for the last 10 years.Quite emotional during the media roundtable that followed the formalities, Collins recalled a time before she joined GMA where an industry veteran discouraged her from pursuing an acting career."That […]

  • ETC Channel marks 17th anniversary with all-time high ratings
    by The Manila Times on July 15, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    ETC Channel, a general entertainment channel seen on both digital free TV and pay TV in the Philippines, marks its 17th year with the highest ratings in ETC's history.ETC was established in 2004 as a local cable channel. Since then, it has transitioned to free TV and now digital free TV, growing its audience as it caters to a wider market of viewers.The entertainment and lifestyle channel greatly takes pride in selecting shows for its viewers."Since we started, ETC has always been focused on […]

  • 'Animezing' exhibit
    by The Manila Times on July 15, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Mallgoers enjoyed a well-curated experience of Japanese Pop Culture at the "Animezing North" exhibit in SM City North Edsa. Besides the life-sized display of popular anime characters, visitors safely enjoyed the socially-distanced spread of toy-collections, food and delicacies and fashion from the Land of the Rising Sun. A joint project of the country's renowned toy collector Yexel Sebastian and the mall's events team, the event transformed The Block Atrium into an anime world, featuring […]

  • Piolo and Alessandra declare 'Through the Fire' a BFF song
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 15, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.Chaka Khan hit is the perfect theme for new Netflix Filipino original, 'My Amanda' Through the fireTo the limit, to the wallFor a chance to be with youI'd gladly risk it allThrough the fireThrough whatever, come what may...Right down to the wireEven through the fireThank goodness for movie theme songs. Otherwise, I'd have to break my own declaration that Thursdays are strictly devoted as music days for The Manila Times Entertainment.You see, today's […]

  • This Band paces itself for next big hit
    by Mark Bonifacio  on July 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    The biggest band of 2019 is back with a new single titled "Wala Ka Nang Magagawa." Said single was released a couple of weeks ago and is doing well. Par for the course for a band whose memorable break out hit "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na" has an estimated 140 million streams on Spotify and YouTube combined.This Band - which is comprised of Andrea Manzano, guitarist songwriter Euwie Von Loria, keyboardist Melvin Carson, lead guitarist Raymart Gubat, bassist Miccael Galvan and drummer John Macaranas - has […]

  • The music of Janine Teñoso in new EP
    by The Manila Times on July 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    She shot to fame with her enthralling cover of the Itchyworm's hit, "Di Na Muli" in 2018, but this year, Janine Teñoso is making music all on her own.The lovely 22-year-old discovery of singing contest, "Born to Be a Star," Teñoso just released her very first EP titled, "Kwento Sa Silid." Released under Viva Records, the set includes five originals (and a bonus track), most of which the singer wrote, with a couple in collaboration with Euwie Von Loria of This Band and singer-songwriter Arthur […]

  • Charlie Dizon - fearless anew in 'My Sunset Girl'
    by Iza Iglesias on July 13, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.AFTER successfully breaking into showbiz for her gripping portrayal as a starstruck high schooler in "Fan Girl," Metro Manila Film Festival and Entertainment Editors' Choice (Eddys) Best Actress award winner Charlie Dizon is playing another fearless character in her latest project.Call her "My Sunset Girl" this time, the title of her original series for iWantTFC, where she plays a hopeless romantic in search for true love, even if it kills […]

  • Camille Prats goes strong on health
    by Christina Alpad on July 13, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    At 36, actress-host Camille Prats appears to be at her strongest physical state. Proudly showing the body she achieved through exercise and proper diet, the mom of three is now an inspiration for other women to commit to a healthier lifestyle every day."Apart from taking all the supplements that we need and eating healthy, it's also important to be physically fit and be able to take care of our bodies - reason why I started really focusing and commit to working out," Prats said at her launch as […]

  • Refreshing all-day comedy in BuKo
    by The Manila Times on July 13, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Direct-to-home satellite provider Cignal and TV and film production company APT Entertainment have teamed up to create Buhay Komedya, or BuKo, the first-ever 24-hour local comedy channel that brings the best of Filipino entertainment to Cignal subscribers nationwide.Set to be launched on August 2, BuKo offers a refreshing lineup of continuous TV amusement - from treasured comedy classics, hit sitcoms and gag shows, to all-new original programs featuring some of the country's most sought-after […]

  • TM kicks off 20th anniversary with star-studded show
    by The Manila Times on July 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Fans were delighted as a local telecommunication brand TM made this year's Independence Day extra special with a star-studded online show, "TM Doble Dekada Tambayan LIVE Pinoy Fiesta." The event kicks off the countdown to the brand's 20th anniversary in September.Its supporters tuned in to the TM Tambayan Facebook page as they welcomed its new 'ka-TMs' - Seth Fedelin, Andrea Brillantes, and Alden Richards.The virtual stage was also filled with OPM artists The Juans, SB19, Riva Quenery, Parokya […]

  • 'Tawag ng Tanghalan' winners make music with Star Magic
    by Iza Iglesias on July 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.Along with other contest winners and musical discoveries, ABS-CBN's top talent management arm welcomes a bevy of power singersFurther steeling the strategic partnership which Star Music, Polaris and the A Team - managed by multi-awarded singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid -mounted to open doors for deserving talents, the public's much-loved discoveries from the iconic singing contest "Tawag ng Tanghalan" (TNT) now have promising careers they can truly […]

  • Francine Diaz thriller goes to Bucheon
    by The Manila Times on July 12, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Placing a huge, unexpected but incredibly thrilling check mark on her bucket list was what promising 17-year-old actress Francine Diaz did as soon as she learned that her first ever suspense thriller film, "Tenement 66," has been selected to participate at the ongoing 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifan) in South Korea."Napakalaking blessing, napakalaking opportunity," she enthused just before the festival opened on July 8.Diaz plays the quiet but angsty and dominant Lea […]

  • Will the MMFF chime in December?
    by Ronnie Carrasco 3rd on July 12, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    CAN WE look forward to the Metro Manila Film Festival this year?Quite convincingly, a digital showbiz-oriented program presented certain facts that would most likely stymie the conduct of this annual event much to our seething disappointment.By conduct we refer to the MMFF's previous exercises until 2021 when all 10 entries had to contend with digital showing. Last year proved to be every participating film producer's nightmare, failing to laugh his way to the bank.This year, no producer will […]

  • Paolo Gumabao bares it all for launching film 'Lockdown'
    by Ricky Calderon on July 10, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Paolo Gumabao earned the praise and admiration of the invited media who watched the special preview of the Director's Cut version of "Lockdown," his first solo starrer, held last Saturday at Sine Pop.The upcoming actor was very impressive in his role of an OFW who was forced to enter the world of cybersex to support his family during the lockdown."I am proud and happy of my launching film and I am very grateful to be given this opportunity to show what I can do as an actor," Paolo told the […]

  • Not exactly like his father Dennis Roldan
    by George Vail Kabristante on July 10, 2021 at 1:42 am

    The resurging variants of the Covid-19 virus have not totally sent all stake players of the local movie industry into an indefinite lockdown, whether self-imposed or mandated.Into the height of the pandemic a daring couple of first-time indie film producers, former "That's Entertainment" talent Joed Serrano and talent manager Lyn Carillo have come out with "Anak Ng Macho Dancer and" "Silab," respectively.These two indie films were megged by Joel Lamangan; the first one cashed in on the theme of […]

  • Puregold Channel launches 'GVBoys' with Jerome, Nikko and Dave
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 9, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. /p>When times are difficult, people usually look at the lighter side of things and what makes them happy - the very same reason why keeping people of all ages entertained is the heart and soul of Puregold Channel on Facebook and YouTube.Puregold Channel was conceptualized with an aim to provide quality entertainment to millions of Filipino families staying at home because of the pandemic. The concept of "Shoppertainment," as pioneered […]

  • Jason Paul Laxamana returns for 'Anitu 2'
    by The Manila Times on July 9, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Set in the land of the Kapampangan, Jason Paul Laxamana's Anitu comic book series tells the adventure of a team of natives seeking the help of powerful ancestral spirits so they can defeat the conquistadores, the colonizers who are out to enslave the people to enrich themselves and expand their power. Anitu, by the award-winning director of "100 Tula Para Kay Stella," and "The Day After Valentine's" became an instant hit to Pinoy comics enthusiasts when it was launched in August 2020. […]

  • BTS needs no 'Permission to Dance' in new single
    by Sophia Castillo on July 9, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Months after dropping their chart-topping "Butter," global superstar BTS marks the eighth birth-day of their fanbase - called Army - with the release of their new single "Permission to Dance." A feel-good and retro-pop track, the gives a powerful message and a peek to the post-pandemic world.Pop superstar Ed Sheeran co-wrote the single with Snow Patrol's Johnny Mcdaid, Steve Mac, and Jenna Andrews."Permission to Dance" celebrates a hopeful future that brings together people in a mask-free […]

  • Arjo Atayde on the lessons of iWant's compelling socio-political series
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 8, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition."Yes po, it's finally on Netflix," boomed a deep yet gentle voice on the other end of a Viber call early this week. It was Arjo Atayde's - the young and gifted actor who made history for the Philippines in 2020 with his huge triumph at the Asian Academy Creative Awards for his riveting role as family man-turned-henchman in iWant's original socio-political series, "Bagman." It was the country's first-ever Best Actor win in the prestigious regional […]

  • Silab - a fiery debut for newcomers
    by Christina Alpad on July 8, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Save for Jason Abalos, the two other stars of "Silab" - Cloe Barreto and Marco Gomez - are playing their first lead roles through the new Vivamax original movie. But make no mistake, these newbies have what it takes to be in the biz. After all, no less than the meticulous and award-winning director Joel Lamangan attests to the caliber of their performances."Na-shock ako dahil sa mga unang araw ng shooting, nakitaan ko na agad ng kahusayan si Cloe Barreto. Nakita ko na meron siyang ibubuga, na […]

  • Robert Downey Sr.'s passing, Jodie Foster's Cannes return
    by Associated Press on July 8, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. dies at 85Countercultural filmmaker, actor, and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr. has died. Downey Jr. confirmed on Instagram that his father died late Tuesday (US time) in his sleep at home in New York. The filmmaker had Parkinson's disease for more than five years.The actor wrote on his post, "He was a true maverick filmmaker, and remained remarkably optimistic throughout,"Robert Downey Sr. was a Hollywood journeyman who made a name for himself with […]

  • Newly minted hitmaker makes his mark with 'Paraluman'
    by Mark Bonifacio  on July 7, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    ADIE is a singer-songwriter who knows his way around the small and significant nuances of music and its purpose as an art form and as a tool for expression. All these allow him to create heartfelt songs that draw in listeners and capture their hearts with such compelling stories that leave them wanting more.Hailing from Biñan, Laguna, Adie is an incoming first year college student, having just graduated high school at University of Perpetual Help-Laguna. His passion for music first emerged […]

  • A fresh talent to watch out for
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 7, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Some musicians are born into it either by nature or the environs they grow up with. Such is the case for Enzo Brillantes otherwise known as "RobotModeActivated," who said that being born into a family of musicians has somehow molded him into the kind of artist that he is now.The 23-year-old budding musician recently launched a new original single called "Different Lies," an emotive hip-hop/emo rap anthem - the kind of bounce you want perhaps when you're driving and having that kind of happy […]