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Why Kate Upton loves Boracay

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KATE says her family has a fun dynamic. photo by RUBEN NEPALES

“It was my first-ever Sports Illustrated (SI) shoot,” said Kate Upton, perky as she is lovely in person. The model who has 1.35 million followers on Twitter alone was telling us why Boracay, an island paradise in the Philippines, was special to her. “It took two boat rides to get there after the plane ride. It was so beautiful; I loved it.”

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‘Sweetie’ sitcom plays pregnancy card too soon

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John Lloyd Cruz’s latest weekly sitcom, “Home Sweetie Home,” is only a few months old, but its April 5 telecast already played its “pregnancy” plot card.

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Story time on the road

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ST. LOUIS, Missouri—On this tour, we spend many hours traveling, by plane or by car (for the crew, by bus).

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Let a hundred creative flowers bloom

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QUEEN Latifah (right) looks awed by yoyo prodigy Alex Hattori    photo:queenlatifah.com

Thanks to TV program hosts like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres for guesting precocious child performers on their shows, thus reminding everyone that all talented kids should be encouraged to develop their creative abilities.

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Tribute to Mr. C: ‘I will just watch and enjoy it’

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MR. C SAYS a great musician is “discplined, knowledgeable, intuitive.”
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Musician Ryan Cayabyab and I hit it off instantly during the “OPM Fair” in Cebu held last November. I fondly call him “Your Eminence,” because of his Papal Award.

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Letterman hangs up his trusty ol’ mic

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David Letterman threw his legions of decades-long-addicted viewers for a loop early this month when he announced that he had decided to hang up his trusty microphone and retire as a talk-show host. He wasn’t the first late-night TV icon to do that (Jay Leno beat him to it last year and has been replaced by Jimmy Fallon), but Letterman’s retirement was still breaking news, because his small-screen persona is idiosyncratically unique unto itself.

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The end of the road for My Chemical Romance

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At the pinnacle stage of their twelve years as a band from 2001 to 2013, the members of My Chemical Romance found themselves in the position of being the most popular band in the world at the time their third studio-release ‘The Black Parade’ was released sometime in 2006.

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Easter musings

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RYAN Cayabyab thinks his past is unique.

Sincd Easter is a time for new beginnings, I asked some celebs: If they could go back in time and rewrite their past, what would they have done differently?

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Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts

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As we feared, the “Mini-Me” kiddie tilt on “It’s Showtime” sometimes turns out to be less than spot-on because the child talents don’t really look and act significantly “like” the celebrities they say they’re patterning themselves after.

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Awarded TV couple brings Jesus’ life to the big screen

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SCENE from “Son of God”

Happy Easter, dear readers! On this special day, I bring you the story of the couple behind “Son of God” and “The Bible.” He’s the Emmy-winning producer of “Survivor,” “Shark Tank and “The Voice.” She’s a Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress best known for playing an angel in “Touched by an Angel.”

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Mommy-daughter adventure continues

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About a few hours ago, as I write, a fellow school mom (our daughters are classmates in grade school) sent me this message on Facebook: “We are following your tour online. What a fantastic, enriching experience for Nicole.”

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Radio’s values should be defended, upheld

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We’ve been listening to our trusty and hopefully not rusty radio much more after this month, to find out how the medium is faring in this age when television reigns supreme. The good news is that local radio stations are as busy as ever, and are not about to be rendered passé by TV’s current phenomenal popularity, since they’ve worked out an implicit arrangement of appealing to separate audiences.

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