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Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen

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KRISTOFFER Martin

GMA 7 teen actor Kristoffer Martin admits that playing a gay man in an episode of the weekly drama anthology “Magpakailanman” (airing tomorrow) was daunting.

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Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium

Cris Villonco

Singer-actress Cris Villonco, who stars in the local staging of “Ghost: The Musical,” on doing a play adapted from a different medium: “It’s always better if a play is based on a book. If it’s from a film or a musical, there’s the possibility of being over-influenced.” Allan Policarpio

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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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Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’

Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans

The Smithsonian is documenting the everyday lives of Asian Pacific Americans in U.S. and abroad with photo shoots and videos on Sat., May 10, for an exhibition that documents the transnational scope of Asian Pacific Americans.

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What Garcia Marquez left behind

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Photo by R.WILLIAMS

Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, the inventor of the mythical town he called “Macondo,” has passed away at the age of 87.

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Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

This photo released by courtesy of Mattel shows a Barbie doll. Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll. The companies said Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the comedy will be written by Jenny Bicks ("What a Girl Wants") and produced by husband-and-wife team Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald ("Men in Black 3"). AP

Barbie is coming alive.

Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation have partnered to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic doll.

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Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’

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JUN URBANO (right) directs a scene with Leo Martinez (center) and Benjie Paras, and Lilia Cuntapay (background).

“The goal is to get as many students as possible to watch it,” said actor-director Jun Urbano of his adaptation of “Ibong Adarna.”

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Practical Phytos plans his future

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PHYTOS bakes Greek breads, like psomi, in this outdoor oven.

At the height of Tropical Storm “Ondoy” in 2009, all roads to his home were lined with the bodies of those who had drowned in the floods, recounted GMA 7 actor Phytos Ramirez.

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In love … with acting

YENG Constantino

Pop-rock artist Yeng Constantino has fallen in love with acting, following her screen debut in writer-director Siege Ledesma’s “Shift.” The indie movie, about an unlikely romance between two call center agents, won the Grand Prix award at the recent Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan.   “If I am offered another good acting project soon, [...]

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From prison to the peak of success

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If you take the jeepney daily, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Bassilyo’s hit, “Lord, Patawad.”

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Books

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Whenever I’m bored, or whenever there’s a long waiting time, I read. I like browsing in bookstores.

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