By Ruben V. Nepales
We got Ricky Gervais to talk, in our recent interview, about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who succeeded him as Golden Globe hosts. But first, we had to tease him again about being a one-hit pop wonder in the early 1980s in the Philippines. Ricky was half of the pop duo named Seona Dancing, which released two singles, including “More to Lose,” that clicked only in Manila. He also cowrote the songs.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
It was Avril Lavigne’s fourth tour in Manila but nothing’s changed and she stayed youthful as ever—except she performed onstage with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, her new husband.
Phoenix frontman and singer Thomas Mars says he and fellow band members are enjoying their first visit to the Philippines and are looking forward to their concert.
By Lea Salonga
As I write, New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. I’ll be honest; it isn’t always my favorite time of the year, for very selfish, self-centered reasons.
By Allan Policarpio
Some of the floats seemed smaller, the designs a tad less striking than usual. But the crowd was as loud and star-struck as ever as their favorite celebrities rode past them during Sunday’s “Parade of the Stars,” which opened the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
By Pocholo Concepcion
No lip-synching, no vocal enhancements either—this was the promise made by the Korean pop group Infinite, whose concert will be held tonight (Sunday) at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Neri Naig on Sunday revealed that she locked herself in her room for two weeks and just wanted to disappear, after learning that a sex video involving her and boyfriend Chito Miranda was leaked online.
By Rito P. Asilo
We’re happy to announce that, after Ishmael Bernal’s “Himala” and Peque Gallaga’s “Oro Plata Mata,” film buffs will get a chance to watch Lino Brocka’s exceptional 1975 drama, “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag,” next month—when its gorgeously restored version will be screened in local theaters.
By Nestor U. Torre
Early this year, we were shocked to hear that the storied Philam Life building on UN avenue in Manila had been sold to SM.
By Aries B. Espinosa
Slash, the former lead guitarist of American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses in the ’80s and ’90s, will perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 4.
The Manila concert of American rock band Journey set this March has been cancelled, lead vocalist Arnel Pineda announced Friday, citing sluggish ticket sales.
Organizers of Psy’s concert originally set Thursday at SM Mall of Asia Arena announced that “they have agreed to postpone the event to February 2013 due to logistical issues.”