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Gawad Tanglaw awards for Inquirer

GERALD Anderson, Best Actor in a Single TV Performance.

Awardees turn up for their Gawad Tanglaw citations, screenwriter Ricky Lee said, “because it’s a thoroughly happy occasion.”

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Nora’s 9 lives

AEGIS. The group’s hit songs are featured in Peta’s popular jukebox musical. file photo

Raymund Baclayo, nurse: “Thank you, Ms Rina Jimenez-David, for your wonderful piece about Nora Aunor’s contributions to our society. The actress’ life reflects our own struggles, humble beginnings, successes and failures. The diminutive star seems to have a cat’s nine lives. Every time she stumbles, she manages to make a spectacular comeback. More power to you, Ms Nora Aunor!”

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TV ‘talents’ who shouldn’t win awards


Our occasional notes on dubious TV awards have elicited the ire of some readers, who see nothing wrong and everything right in viewers’s groups citing what they feel is good work on the tube. Great, but why do the many new TV awards groups’ verdicts vary so much? Whatever happened to objective, reliable and consistent standards for outstanding performance?

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Multi-platform Oscars

Water from heavy rain is swept off the floor in front of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood amid ongoing preparations on March 1, 2014 for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO FREDERIC J. BROWN

On Monday, Inquirer Entertainment will cover the 86th Academy Awards on Twitter (@InqEnt), online (INQUIRER.net) and radio (Inquirer Radio).

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Bieber bodyguard and driver arrested in Atlanta

Justin Bieber. AP FILE PHOTO

A security guard and driver for pop singer Justin Bieber have been arrested near Atlanta and charged with stealing a photographer’s camera.

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CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show

In this May 7, 2013, file photo, honoree Piers Morgan poses at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Los Angeles Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. CNN said Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, that the prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end and that the show's final airdate has yet to be determined. AP

WASHINGTON – CNN president Jeff Zucker has decided to end television host Piers Morgan’s show after its ratings plunged, sources at the television network said Sunday.   The former British tabloid editor – who irked conservative Americans after launching somewhat of a crusade for greater gun control measures – struggled after stepping into the shoes [...]

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E! Entertainment apologizes to Fox

Tracy Pollan, left, and Michael J. Fox arrive at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

The E! Entertainment network is apologizing to actor Michael J. Fox for an online graphic during its Golden Globes coverage that listed his Parkinson’s Disease as a “fun fact.”

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SHOW BITS: Steady as they go

Elisabeth Moss arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

Show Bits brings you Sunday’s 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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GMA 7 execs cleared of grave coercion charge

SARAH Lahbati

Saying that actress Sarah Lahbati had no proof she was threatened into signing a contract, the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the grave coercion charge she filed against seven officials and employees of TV network GMA 7, including its chair and chief executive officer Felipe Gozon.

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Oprah back to ‘newsmaking’ mode again

Oprah Winfrey  AP file photo

Don’t look now, but the once-quiet Oprah Winfrey is suddenly all over the media these days—a big shift in terms of visibility that we attribute to her belated realization that even certified global icons like her could eventually be forgotten if she stopped constantly making her presence felt—and reminding everyone of her stellar existence!

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Esquire names Scarlett Johansson ‘sexiest’ again


Seven years after being named Esquire magazine’s sexiest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson has earned the title for a second time.

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Distracting irritants weigh down newscasts

Residents clean their submerged belongings in Noveleta, Cavite on Wednesday following the onslaught of Typhoon Maring.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

We kept close tabs of the TV coverage of last month’s Tropical Storm “Maring’s” rains and floods to see if our broadcast journalists’ work has improved since similar extended weather disturbances last year.

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