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More ‘democratic’ ways to get discovered

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PINEDA. His “blind” gambit paid off

Talent discovery used to be a process controlled by the TV-film studios, which would periodically announce casting calls or talent competitions for unknowns with potential celebrity in their stars. In the ’50s, for instance, Sampaguita Pictures held its “Mr. and Ms No. 1” search, and it launched the careers of Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez.

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Billy Crawford posts bail for malicious mischief, disobedience to authority raps

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Charges were filed on Monday against ABS-CBN television host Billy Crawford, a day after he was arrested for going berserk in a police station at Taguig City while he was drunk and breaking one of its sliding glass doors.

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Announcing engagement ‘liberating’ for Dingdong

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Dingdong Dantes. PHOTO by Oliver Pulumbarit

“It was very liberating because it was something that I really wanted to share with the public,” said actor Dingdong Dantes of his televised second engagement to girlfriend Marian Rivera four weeks ago.

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Mark Gil’s thespic legacy lives on

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GIL. Embodied the best attributes of one of local show biz’s most gifted families.

We join Mark Gil’s family, friends and fans in mourning his demise at only 52 years old. In our view, he was one of the best actors in the land, aside from being a good and kind person and a great looker who embodied the best attributes of one of local show biz’s most gifted families, the exceptional Eigenmanns.

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5 of Joan Rivers’ top zingers

This April 30, 2012 file photo shows comedian and TV host Joan Rivers from the show "Fashion Police" and her daughter Melissa Rivers at an E! Network upfront event in New York. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

  When it came to insults, Joan Rivers aimed everywhere: Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Bieber, Michelle Obama and Michael Jackson. Even celebrity babies weren’t safe. And sometimes the target was Joan Rivers Here are five memorable zingers by the comedian, who died Thursday at age 81: —”Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.” —”I’ve […]

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