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  • Andrea Torres talks about love and commitment
    by Iza Iglesias on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.It's been more than a decade since Andrea Torres started out as a young and promising talent in GMA Network's defunct youth-oriented magazine show, "Ka-Blog!." Now in full bloom as one of the most sought-after leading ladies of today's generation, she is firmly staying put where her dreams of becoming a star came true.For a second time, Torres officially signed a 10-year contract to remain and thrive with her beloved Kapuso family with whom she went […]

  • Jane de Leon's 'Darna' finally gets going
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    After all the stops and stars, Jane De Leon is finally flying high as iconic Filipino superhero Darna, as she begins taping for "Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series" this September.The erstwhile unknown actress' biggest break, besting more senior artists who auditioned for the role, de Leon, who currently appears in Coco Martin's "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," is already wrapping up the remaining scenes of her character, Capt. Lia Mante.Nevertheless, Probinsyano's producers promise that viewers can […]

  • Maine Mendoza's 'Giga'-sized homecoming
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    TV host, actress social media darling Maine Mendoza happily had a homecoming at Smart Communications who invited her anew to join them for a collaboration with PayMaya. Officially the face of GigaPay, which allows seamless transactions between Smart and PayMaya via the former's GigaLife App, Mendoza is a perfect fit for the new service given her multi-platform presence and lifestyle."We've all run out of data while doing something important, and we know it's such a big hassle. GigaPay […]

  • Ivana Alawi may hirit sa mga tumatawag sa kaniyang ‘retokada’ at ‘bold star’
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Hindi pinalagpas ng aktres at vlogger na si Ivana Alawi ang mga negatibong komentong natatanggap niya sa social media katulad na lamang na ‘di umano’y pagpapagawa nito ng ilong at pagiging "bold star". 

  • Former MTRCB head Manoling Morato dies at 87
    by Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Manuel “Manoling” Morato, former head of the Movie and TV Review and Classifications Board (MTRCB) and board director of the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), passed on Friday at 87. 

  • Julia Montes bagong leading lady ni Coco Martin sa 'Ang Probinsyano'
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    It’s official: si Julia Montes ang bagong leading lady ni Coco Martin sa ika-6 na taon ng "Ang Probinsyano." 

  • Liza nagdiwang ng 10th anniversary sa showbiz kasama ang fans online
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Ipinagdiwang ni Liza Soberano ang kaniyang ika-10 taon sa showbiz sa pamamagitan ng virtual fan meet. 

  • WATCH: Ben&Ben, Moira release moving music video of new single ‘Pasalubong’
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 11:09 am

    As expected, the music video of Ben&Ben and Moira dela Torre’s collaboration “Pasalubong” set off sentimental feelings among viewers and listeners.

  • Juan Karlos Labajo ends hiatus with new single ‘Boston’
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Juan Karlos Labajo has returned from his indefinite hiatus with a new single “Boston” which has a laid-back, stripped-down approach in terms of songwriting and production. 

  • Bakit hindi aktibo si Daniel Padilla sa social media
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 9:57 am

    “Maraming tao na naninirahan na realidad nila ay social media."

  • LOOK: Vice Ganda, Ion Perez share sweet moment in Boracay
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Comedian and host Vice Ganda and his boyfriend Ion Perez took a short break from work as they travelled together to Boracay. 

  • ‘Akala ko ready na ako, hindi pala’ John Lloyd umamin sa pagkukulang kay Elias
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Inamin ni John Lloyd Cruz sa naging podcast niya kay Karen Davila na hindi niya plinano ang pagiging Tatay. Na hindi pa siya handang maging ama nang dumating sa buhay niya ang anak na si Elias Modesto. The post ‘Akala ko ready na ako, hindi pala’ John Lloyd umamin sa pagkukulang kay Elias first appeared on Abante.

  • Gimik pa more: Baho ni Chito nilantad ni Neri sa ‘Tulfo’
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Kaloka lang na ang simpleng mga post ng mag-asawang Chito Miranda at Neri Naig ay umabot na sa programa ni Raffy Tulfo, ha! The post Gimik pa more: Baho ni Chito nilantad ni Neri sa ‘Tulfo’ first appeared on Abante.

  • ‘Ang Probinsyano’ napapanood sa 45 bansa Julia mahiwaga ang papel sa buhay ni Cardo Dalisay
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Mangyayari na nga ang pinakahihintay na balik-tambalan sa telebisyon dahlia mapapanood na si Julia Montes sa “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” bilang ang bagong leading lady ni Coco Martin sa ikaanim na taon ng longest-running action-drama series sa bansa. The post ‘Ang Probinsyano’ napapanood sa 45 bansa Julia mahiwaga ang papel sa buhay ni Cardo Dalisay first appeared on Abante.

  • Gabby hindi kinopya ni Rayver
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Malaki ang tiwala ni Gabby Concepcion na mabibigyan ng hustisya ni Rayver Cruz ang kanyang role sa GMA adaptation ng ‘80s blockbuster movie na ‘Nagbabagang Luha.’ The post Gabby hindi kinopya ni Rayver first appeared on Abante.

  • Ruffa binantaang sasampalin ni Janice
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Sumakit na naman ang panga ni Vice Ganda sa katatawa dahil sa chikahan at tuksuhan niya kasama sina Janice de Belen, Ruffa Gutierrez, at Amy Perez sa “Reinanay” segment ng “It’s Showtime.” Noong isang araw, ang love life naman ni Janice ang napag-usapan nila. The post Ruffa binantaang sasampalin ni Janice first appeared on Abante.

  • John Prats ‘di kayang mabuhay nang wala si Isabel
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Going strong pa rin ang relasyon ng mag-asawang John Prats at Isabel Oli na nag-celebrate lang kamakailan ng ikaanim na wedding anniversary nila. The post John Prats ‘di kayang mabuhay nang wala si Isabel first appeared on Abante.

  • Enchong naka-relate kay Hidilyn
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Nanawagan ng sapat at nararapat na suporta si Enchong Dee para sa mga atletang Pinoy pagkatapos mag-uwi ng weightlifter na si Hidilyn Diaz ng gold medal kamakailan mula sa Tokyo Olympics. The post Enchong naka-relate kay Hidilyn first appeared on Abante.

  • BINI pinahirapan, pinagsayaw sa bundok
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Pagod at pawis ang tiniis ng bagong P-pop sensation na BINI noong nag-shoot sila ng music video para sa unang nilang single na “Born To Win.” Nag-hike pa raw kasi sila sa bundok parang ma-shoot ang isang eksena na akala ng ibang fans ay kinunan lang sa studio. The post BINI pinahirapan, pinagsayaw sa bundok first appeared on Abante.

  • Matindi depresyon, anxiety: Ritz Azul humagulgol sa Abantelliling
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Matindi ang pinagdaanan ni Ritz Azul kaya bigla itong naluha sa interview ng Abantelliling sa kanya nitong nakaraang Martes. The post Matindi depresyon, anxiety: Ritz Azul humagulgol sa Abantelliling first appeared on Abante.

  • Kahit halos hubad na: Kim hindi bastusin ang dating sa mga barako
    by Abante News Online on July 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Ayaw paawat ni Kim Chiu sa paglalantad ng alindog. Aba, sunod-sunod at iba’t ibang klaseng swimsuit ang dini-display niya na kuha sa Balesin, ha! At oo nga, pinaninindigan talaga niya ang pagiging modelo ng bikini, o swimsuit. At siyempre, dahi endorser nga siya, normal na siya muna ang magsuot ng mga bikini, na dini-display niya sa social media, at nagiging mabenta nga dahil bet nilang gayahin si Kim. The post Kahit halos hubad na: Kim hindi bastusin ang dating sa mga barako first appeared […]

  • James Reid, Nadine Lustre reunite to launch new smartphones
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 6:35 am

    One of the country's popular love teams Nadine Lustre and James Reid are set to reunite.

  • Inigo Pascual, bumili ng farm sa Rizal
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Tinupad ng mang-aawit at aktor na si Inigo Pascual ang pangarap na magkaroon ng sariling farm.

  • Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney
    by Associated Press on July 30, 2021 at 3:57 am

    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over 'Black Widow' releaseLOS ANGELES: Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.Johansson said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release.Johansson's potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which the company released simultaneously in theaters and on its streaming service Disney+."Disney […]

  • LISTEN: Janine Berdin releases new song 'The Side Character'
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 3:54 am

    Kapamilya singer Janine Berdin released her new single "The Side Character" on Friday, July 30.

  • Alice Dixson marks first birthday as a mom: 'My life has just begun'
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Actress Alice Dixson celebrated her first birthday as a mother as she turned 52 on Wednesday, July 28.

  • JM de Guzman releases 5-track EP of songs he wrote in rehab
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 3:31 am

    Actor JM de Guzman released on Friday his debut extended play (EP), “Convalescence,” featuring his own original compositions, under ABS-CBN’s Star Music.

  • Julia Montes makes TV comeback, joins Coco Martin in 'Ang Probinsyano'
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Julia Montes is making a television comeback as the newest leading lady of actor Coco Martin in the sixth year of the action-drama series "Ang Probinsyano." 

  • New York judge finds Cuba Gooding Jr liable in rape accuser's civil lawsuit
    by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters on July 29, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - A US judge on Thursday found Cuba Gooding Jr liable in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused the Oscar-winning actor of raping her twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, after Gooding failed to respond to the accusations in court.

  • Life can get ugly for beauty queens too
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on July 29, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.They are easily the envy of women everywhere, but sometimes, life can get pretty ugly even for beauty queens. The T-Zone had back-to-back opportunities, all in a single day, to meet with a promising hopeful to this year's Miss World-Philippines contest, and a former Binibining Pilipinas queen, on the rise in showbiz, who both find themselves refuting wrongful accusations at defining crossroads in their careers.* * *Miss World-Philippines Candidate […]

  • Cindy Miranda, the lady lead
    by Christina Alpad on July 29, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Eight years after she was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2013, Cindy Miranda is ready to embrace a new title wholeheartedly - that of a lead actress in a movie.To be sure, "Nerisa" - the new Viva Films movie which starts streaming today - is not her first foray in acting. Miranda stunned audiences in 2019 when she starred in the thought-provoking erotic thriller, "Adan," and even snagged an acting nomination on her big screen debut.This time, however, Miranda plays the titular role of […]

  • The journalist as a romantic
    by Karen Kunawicz on July 29, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    I was wondering what to watch last Sunday night. I decided to open up my Instagram and picked up musician and writer Niki Colet's IG Stories. She was watching a new Netflix movie called "The Last Letter from Your Lover" on her laptop. She captured the opening of the film which showed a Hemingway quote: "Why, darling, I don't live at all when I'm not with you." Katja Vujić of The Cut called this movie "a total yearn extravaganza."The Last Letter from Your Lover tells two stories. The main one […]

  • Filipino music creatives have what it takes to go global - music executive
    by Iza Iglesias on July 28, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. From vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs through to the download era and streaming - the way music is made and heard persistently evolves, keeping its recording and production industries around the world always on its toes.This was the jump off point of Warner Music Philippines Managing Director Ian Monsod's well-received presentation at the highly successful The Manila Times' Creative Industries Forum on July 15. A Facebook Live event […]

  • Raven soars high
    by Mark Bonifacio on July 28, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Like the bird he's named after, 21-year-old singer-songwriter and producer Raven continues to spread his wings and soar high.His flight all started with his debut single "Paraluman" under Sony Music Philippines which became part of Spotify's Viral 50."I am so full of joy because I didn't expect that I will be a part of it on my first release," Raven said in an interview with Music Geek, "That is why I am thankful to all who streamed my song."Written as a tribute to the muse that inspired his […]

  • Top OPM acts headline 'Rico Blanco Songbook' streaming event
    by The Manila Times on July 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    As concerts continue to unfold on the virtual space, a brand-new streaming event featuring the music of prolific singer, songwriter and rock idol Rico Blanco is raring to unfold.Produced by Viva Live, the virtual concert will celebrate the singer-songwriter's most memorable hits, from his time with Rivermaya up to his breakthrough years as a solo artist. Aptly titled, "Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories by Rico Blanco," the online event will also see the talented artist's work from the […]

  • The latest in music: Kanye West, a Central Park concert and Bleachers
    by Associated Press on July 28, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Kanye West living in Atlanta stadium to work on new albumA representative said that Kanye West planned to remain inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete "Donda," his 10th studio album. West held a massive listening session at the stadium in front of a sold-out crowd after he announced two days before that the first public listen of his highly-anticipated album would take place."Donda," which was slated to release last Friday, is now due Aug. 6.The Grammy winner's […]

  • 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' unveils zombie plague origins
    by Iza Iglesias on July 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    The "Kingdom" series - which showed the world the might of Korean filmmaking in 2019 - returns with "Kingdom: Ashin of the North," a new 92-minute special episode now available on Netflix.On its debut last July 23, Kingdom created a new worldwide phenomenon by marrying the fast-paced craze of K-zombie with the serene beauty of Joseon thereby featuring the royal palace, traditional costumes and the elegant headgear gat.Lauded by viewers and critics alike, both seasons of the series ranked in The […]

  • Crazy love in 'The Other Wife'
    by The Manila Times on July 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Crazy love takes a different meaning in Viva Films' No. 1 streaming movie of the month, "The Other Wife," available on the Vivamax app.Starring award-winning actors Lovi Poe and Joem Bascon, and featuring Rhen Escaño, The Other Wife revolves around the story of husband and wife Janis (Poe) and Ronnie (Bascon), a troubled couple trying to fix their marriage. To make it work, they decide to spend time alone in their secluded beach house.Luisa (Escaño), Ronnie's childhood friend, suddenly shows […]

  • 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

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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