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A water pipe mishap threatens Golden Globe’s red carpet

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This image released by NBC shows Bryan Cranston accepting the award for best actor in a TV series, drama for his role in "Breaking Bad" during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

What an eventful 71st Golden Globe Awards, and it had nothing to do with “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston winning his first Globe after five nominations.

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Bruno Mars kept ‘em rocking from start to finish

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Imagine my excitement when my friend Tina Liu called to say she scored two VIP tickets to the Bruno Mars concert at the Prudential Center here.

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In a limo with Dayanara Torres who plugs “200 Cartas”

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Twenty years after her crowning moment as Miss Universe, Puerto Rican Dayanara Torres is still one striking beauty.

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Jessica Sanchez is Frida Romero in “Glee”

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Jessica Sanchez. Photo by ELTON LUGAY

Scoot over, Sunshine Corazon. Frida Romero is the new “frenemy” in “Glee” as Jessica Sanchez steps into the TV series as the lead singer for a rival glee club.

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The Golden Globes: Sidelight cheers to the Filipino artist

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This image released by NBC shows Anne Hathaway with her award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in "Les Miserables" during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

Talk about clichés. When television host Mario Lopez saw me, he hollered, “Pacquiao will rise again!” Actress Glenn Close said she wanted to learn the “tinikling.”

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3 days after ‘Les Miz’ review, I met Anne Hathaway

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It felt like an out-of-body experience. Not that I’ve had one, but it was weird in a nice kind of way.

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Why ‘Les Miserables’ brought tears to my eyes

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Did “Les Miserables” bring tears to my eyes because it is the holidays and I’m missing someone in my life or was Anne Hathaway’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” pure rapture?

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Why ‘Les Miserables’ brought tears to my eyes

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Anne Hathaway as Fantine: Hooker sings the blues

Did “Les Miserables” bring tears to my eyes because it is the holidays and I’m missing someone in my life or was Anne Hathaway’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” pure rapture?

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Filipinos in ‘Bourne Legacy:’ Very patient, always punctual

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FilAms cast as factory workers. Luis Pedron is second from left in front row wearing yellow shirt. Photo by Troi Santos, who is also among the performers together with his wife Mapet Santos, Victor Palmos and Richard Reyes.

Who coulda known? That just days after he rented the “Bourne Trilogy” on Netflix, Luis Pedron would get a casting call for him to appear in “The Bourne Legacy.” Luis would get to play two roles, that of an airline passenger and a factory supervisor.

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Kris Lawrence excited about being a dad

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Singing sensation and soon-to-be-a-dad Kris Lawrence was all about celebration.

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‘We’re not cool enough for New York’— Rachel Alejandro

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Rachel Alejandro and husband Carlos Santamaria. Photo by Elton Lugay

NEW YORK CITY—How many people would bravely admit that while New York may be ‘state of mind’ to many, the city may not be for them? Pop singer and actress Rachel Alejandro is one of them. And so after a year of apartment living in the Upper East Side, she and husband, Spanish journalist Carlos [...]

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Jessica Sanchez defends ‘American Idol,’ says protest ‘not necessary’

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A wave and a tired smile. Photos by Elton Lugay

“It was completely fair. Phil deserved to win.” With those words, “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez brushed aside a protest by a Filipino-American community group. Migrant Heritage Commission, which is based here in D.C., is asking Fox TV to disclose “in the interest of transparency” how the voting was counted and how much of the 132 million votes went to the young singer.

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