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CANNES WATCH: Adrien Brody to play Charles V

In this photo taken Monday, May 19, 2014, actor Adrien Brody poses for a portrait for the film Emperor at a hotel during the 67th Cannes international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014. Brody has signed on to play Charles V in “Emperor,” a Lee Tamahori film that explores the reign of the Roman ruler. AP

Filming hasn’t started yet, but Adrien Brody is already starting to think about how he’ll research his latest role as a 16th century emperor.

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CANNES WATCH: ‘It Follows’ scares up buzz


It can be hard to stand out amid the hundreds of screenings at Cannes’ sprawling festival. But this year, a little American indie has captured international attention with well-crafted horror.

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Party all the way at Panagbenga ’14

FESTIVAL participants (from left) Wendell Ramos (partly hidden), host Noel Escondo, Ogie Alcasid, Alice Dixson, Mark Neumann, Albie Casiño and members of vocal group Takeoff PHOTO COURTESY OF TV5

Amid the hustle and bustle on Sunday, final day of the monthlong Panagbenga Festival, TV5 stars mounted a fun show for the swarms of people doing last-minute shopping and merrymaking on Upper Session Road, the city’s main street.

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Clark international music fest opens


The Global Gateway Logistics City is a sprawling open ground expected to be teeming with thousands of revelers Saturday. At noon, the two-day 7107 International Music Festival being held here kicked off to an assembly that might be considered sparse—for an event area of about 28 hectares (including parking sections).

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‘ASAP Live in Dubai’ thrills thousands at shopping festival

(Clockwise from top left) Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano sing as 16,000-18,000 fans trooped to Dubai Festival City to watch the show; OSN Chairman and KIPCO Vice Chairman Faisal Al Ayyar, ABS-CBN Corporation Chairman Gabby Lopez and ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez announced the exclusive partnership between ABS-CBN TFC and OSN in the region as hosts Luis Manzano, Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga look on; Ana Blaza of UAE held her check after winning TFCKat ME; Angeline Quinto, Rayver Cruz, Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador and Enchong Dee perform one of the high octane dance numbers; Richard Yap, Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales had the crowd swooning. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

By way of back-to-back shows of “ASAP Live in Dubai,” ABS-CBN TFC on Jan. 24 brought Filipino sights and sounds to the 19th edition of the internationally acclaimed Dubai Shopping Festival, a 32-day festivity that drew thousands to Dubai Festival City.

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