By Lea Salonga
Oh, the things you find in Facebook! Not long ago, I found myself in the midst of some interesting online conversation with very passionate local theater folks about the state of lighting design in our country (I didn’t join in until late, so there might have been a few things deleted before I got [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Even if they were having problems with their roaming cell phone service, Filipino filmmakers Senedy Que, Jun Robles Lana, Chris Martinez and Alemberg Ang flooded Facebook and Twitter with updates on the 7th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on Monday night. Thanks to these intrepid indie directors, the Inquirer and the rest [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Even families with celebrity-members celebrate this season of good cheer like ordinary Filipinos, wherever they are, as shown in numerous photos posted on Facebook.
YOUTUBE diva Zendee Rose Tenerefe posted on Twitter twice: “I love Philippine Daily Inquirer.” She also wrote on Facebook: “I consider it a big achievement to come out on the front page of the Inquirer two days in a row. Thank you for the carabao stuffed toy and the framed front page. I felt how proud you were of me.”
Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin said she has been unable to obtain records of her Facebook conversations with American actor Alec Baldwin that would help clear her of stalking charges.
By Nestor Torre
Once in a rare while, a new movie topbills relatively unheralded talents who do so well in the production that they not only make it a big hit—they also use the film as a springboard for their own eminently successful careers. Past examples include “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Star Wars,” which helped launch the careers of some durable stars; “Grease,” and the “High School Musical” franchise.
The social networking site won the Special Recognition Award at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 23rd annual Media Awards.
An Australian music festival promoter has served a damages claim against American rapper Flo Rida via Facebook, after a court allowed the social networking site to be used.
On Twitter, Zsa Zsa Padilla said she bought lots of lanzones—partner Dolphy’s favorite. And since she’s free from shooting Unitel’s “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” this week, she wondered: “Saan kaya makalakwatsa (Where to go)?” Her fave place to visit is Sitio Remedios, a seafront resort designed like a 1950s village, in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. “Can’t wait to vacation there again.”
Award-winning actor Coco Martin says social networking sites distract him from work.
LOS ANGELES — It seems like such a quaint notion: Folks would go to the movie theater, buy their tickets at the box office, then sit down, shut up and pay attention for two hours to what was on the screen. Now, the piercing glow of cell phones lights up the darkness like so many [...]