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Forgotten comedy icons deserve retroactive recognition

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danny kaye

Literally hundreds of stars have won our hearts on the silver screen, but only a few deserve to be remembered in a special way due to their unique appeal and achievements.

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Pokwang to star in new TFC family rom-com ‘Ms Edsa Woolworth’

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After winning international critical acclaim for her powerful performance in the drama, “A Mother’s Story,” which garnered 18 FAMAS nominations in 2012, actress-comedienne Pokwang will star in TFC@theMovies second film offering, “Ms Edsa Woolworth.”

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Little bro’s nutty, cosmic capers

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“STEVEN Universe” tries to be subversive in a positive way.

The new animated series “Steven Universe” looks like the trippy amalgam of 1970s anime and ’90s oddball comedy cartoons, with disparate-looking characters mingling comfortably in one kooky world.

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CBS TV comedy ‘How I Met Your Mother’ ends

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In its 208th and final episode on Monday, the CBS TV comedy “How I Met Your Mother” finally revealed the mystery contained in its title and then ended with a twist designed to reward longtime fans.

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‘Carrie’ grows up just fine in the ennobling Eighties

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TEEN Carrie, as played by Anna-Sophia Robb, is more interesting and is constantly evolving.

As evidenced by the first season of “The Carrie Diaries” last year, this prequel series to “Sex and the City” follows an altogether lighter, teen drama show format. It’s not as risqué as the half-hour sex comedy series, understandably, but what it lacks in adult situations and imagery, it more than makes up for in female-empowering scenarios.

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Kevin who? He’s the biggest African-American star since Will and Denzel

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HART. He’s no overnight success. Photo by Ruben Nepales

Variety has just crowned Kevin Hart as “one of the biggest African-American stars since Will Smith and Denzel Washington.” The comedian-turned-leading man earned the appellation based on the box-office performance of “Ride Along” (which became 2014’s first movie to gross more than $100 million), “About Last Night” (which opened to solid figures last weekend) and the hit status of his comedy tours and their filmed versions, especially “Let Me Explain” and “Laugh at My Pain.”

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Age-old battle of the sexes rages on

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EFRON. He’s now ready to essay really daring roles—and then some.

At first glance, “That Awkward Moment” looks like just another one of the “generic” rom-com flicks that Zac Efron has been grinding out of late.

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Tado Jimenez set off for Bontoc for mountain project

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Musician Isko Cordero, one of Tado Jimenez’ fellow council members in the artists advocacy group Dakila, said Friday the comedian set off for Bontoc to embark on a personal project called “40 Mountains Project.”

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Big stars up front

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AGUSTIN AND LOCSIN. Topbill “Obsession” and “The Legal Wife,” respectively.

It’s only the start of the new entertainment season, but this early, it already looks like 2014 will be one of the most keenly competitive show biz years ever.

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John Lloyd Cruz ventures into comedy

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JOHN Lloyd Cruz is thankful for costar Toni Gonzaga’s trust in him.

Award-winning drama actor John Lloyd Cruz didn’t find it hard to shift to comedy for his latest sitcom “Home Sweetie Home.”

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‘American Hustle’ wins best musical/comedy film Globe

Amy Adams, left, and David O. Russell, winners of the award for best motion picture - comedy or musical for "American Hustle" pose in the press room at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

‘American Hustle’ wins best musical/comedy film Globe.

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Leonardo DiCaprio wins best musical/comedy actor Globe

This image released by NBC shows Leonardo DiCaprio accepting the award for best actor in a motion picture comedy for his role in "The Wolf of Wall Street" during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

Leonardo DiCaprio won the best actor Golden Globe for a musical/comedy film on Sunday for his role in Martin Scorsese’s epic “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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