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By the Entertainment staff
It was inevitable. This pretty pair is headed straight to spiltsville. Could it be because of conflicting schedules and combustible personalities? Stunning Star has been cranky as of late. Cute Sweetheart acts cool, like nothing is the matter. Are they still together? A mole claims that the breakup rumors are false, that SS [...]
DAVAO CITY—The first Davao Blues Festival kicks off on March 14 despite a lack of big sponsors, organizers said. Blues Society of Davao said participants agreed to play “pro bono.” “The important thing is to educate people about blues music,” said Pio Valdez, one of the prime movers. Valdez, formerly of Tropical [...]
“Starting Over Again” director Olivia Lamasan reveals her box-office secret: “Malaki ang input ng mga artista. I always tell them, ‘I don’t know everything. You’re here to help me figure out the best way to do things.’ When I was new, I was more controlling. I’ve reached a point in my career where I’ve realized [...]
TV host Luis Manzano on what makes his relationship with actress Angel Locsin click: “They say it’s because we’re both alpha—parehong matapang. But when we’re together, you’ll see our tender [sides]. We’re both affectionate. We always hold hands or dapat magkadikit ang kahit ano’ng part ng katawan namin. She told me: ‘I like it when [...]
Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” won the Audience Award at the Murcia International Film Festival, held in southeastern Spain from March 3 to 9. Now on its fifth year, the Murcia fest was formerly known as the Ibn Arabi Film Festival or IBAFF. “Norte” will have three more screenings in Ayala cinemas (at Ayala [...]
Joseph Israel Laban’s “Nuwebe” won honorable mention for best director for a narrative feature at the Queens World Film Festival, held in New York City from March 4 to 9. Bayani San Diego Jr.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
Cooky Chua and I are soul sisters. I fondly call her “Norah Jones” because she can give the Grammy awardee a run for her money. Aside from her iconic (25-year-old) band, Color It Red, Cooky has joined forces with equally acclaimed singer/songwriters Lolita Carbon (of the legendary folk band Asin) and Bayang Barrios [...]
By Nestor U. Torre
TV5’s recent TV movie, “The Replacement Bride,” entrusted its two lead roles to the relatively inexperienced Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Daniel Matsunaga. The channel’s readiness to give big breaks to new talents is commendable, but the two tyros weren’t up to the challenge, so the entire production suffered from their insufficiency, more’s the pity. [...]
By Allan Policarpio
Some of his contemporaries may have achieved more in a much shorter span of time, but Sam Concepcion isn’t bothered one bit.
“Confessions of a Torpe” star Alice Dixson on being single after 13 years of marriage: “I’ve been divorced for a year. At first I was sad; now I get cards, flowers… guys ask me out. There’s someone out there for everyone.” Allan Policarpio
By Marinel R. Cruz
“It’s my choice to be single for two years,” said actress Cristine Reyes. But she admitted that she has a new admirer in Gilas Pilipinas basketball player Kevin Alas.
By Digs Ramos
For his fans, Richard Yap will always be “Papa Chen” and “Ser Chief” regardless of the role he is playing.