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Will it rain on the Oscar parade?

The Oscars trophies. AFP FILE PHOTO/Landov

Hollywood is ready for its closeup as stars gather (Monday morning, Manila time) for the most fiercely contested Oscars show in decades, but organizers hope the weather doesn’t rain on their glamorous red-carpet parade.

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Kapuso telethon Sunday

KAPUSO stars Diva Montelaba and Mark Herras take donors’ calls.

GMA 7 holds “Tibay ng Pusong Pilipino,” a telethon for supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims, today from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

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Nat’l Artists’ film opens CineFilipino

“WALLS of Hell: Intramuros” features FPJ.

The 1964 WAR movie, “Walls of Hell: Intramuros,” opens the CineFilipino Film Festival.

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ABS-CBN acquires rights to FPJ film library

Fernando Poe, Jr. FILE PHOTO

ABS-CBN recently acquired the rights to the late Fernando Poe Jr.’s exclusive movie library—a collection of classic movie titles that the actor had starred in, written, directed and produced.

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Two Filipino-American contestants, Bryant Tadeo and Bridget “Jett” Hermano, were eliminated during the Las Vegas sudden-death round of the reality talent search “American Idol.” Tadeo and Hermano failed to impress the judges. But last week, another Fil-Am, Adriana Latonio, made it to the Top 10 girls, who will compete with the Top 10 boys for [...]

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‘ASAP’ in hot water

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The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned “ASAP 18” representatives to attend a gender-sensitivity investigation over the “provocative outfit” of Anne Curtis—a long gown with a slit that bared the top of her thigh last Sunday. An ABS-CBN official said they will attend today’s MTRCB investigation.

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apl.de.ap rumored fourth coach

APL.DE.AP. Photo by RUBEN NEPALES

Filipino-American rapper apl.de.ap is said to be the fourth coach-judge of the coming ABS-CBN reality show “The Voice of the Philippines.” A Kapamilya blog site quoted apl.de.ap.’s Huffington Post interview in which he said he had received an offer for a TV show. A highly placed source said the fourth coach is “a music industry bigwig…as in hebigats.

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Did you know…

“I do Bidoo Bidoo” will compete at the Far East Film Festival to be held in Udine, Italy from April 19 to 27. The movie musical, directed by Chris Martinez, is also vying for top honors at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, set in Japan next month. The Osaka website described “I Do Bidoo” as “exuberant.” “With pleasant pop tunes (of the Apo Hiking Society), the film colorfully depicts the families’ mixed feelings” over the impending marriage of teeners.

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‘Seoul Invasion’ postponed

seould invasion poster

“Seoul Invasion,” the K-pop concert set yesterday (Saturday) at the Aliw Theater has been moved to March 22. The promoters, CNI Productions, are finalizing negotiations for another group to join the concert. All purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. Tickets on special promo rates are available at all SM Ticket outlets. For detailed inquiries and reservations, call 470-2222.

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MMFF New Wave extended

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino and the executive committee (Execom) of the Metro Manila Film Festival announced that the New Wave section has been extended untilDec. 24 at Glorietta 4.

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New MTRCB head

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LAWYER Eugenio “Toto” Villareal is the new chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). In an interview with the Inquirer on Wednesday, Villareal said his mission is to make the board more relevant and responsive. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Did you know…

BRILLANTE Mendoza

Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Thy Womb” is now an official entry in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, Wilson Tieng, head of Solar, the film’s distributor, told the Inquirer.

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