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Malaysian wins big, 2 Filipinos runners-up in Asia’s Next Top Model

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JODILLY Pendre

Malaysian bet Sheena Liam won the coveted Asia’s Next Top Model title Wednesday night, to the disappointment of Filipino fans rooting for Jodilly Pendre and Katarina Rodriguez who finished first and second runners-up, respectively.

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Teleserye plots thicken–and ‘quicken’

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Anne Curtis makes a splash as the adult Dyesebel

The big news on “Dyesebel” late last month was the long-delayed, and thus much-awaited, appearance of the series’ adult stars: Anne Curtis, Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby and Andi Eigenmann. Previously, the new series bided its time and twiddled its thumbs with excessive focus on its child characters.

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A ‘Philippines Day’ at HK int’l film fest

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FDCP chair Briccio Santos and acting Philippine Consul General Rosanna Villamor-Voogel (1st and 2nd from left, respectively) accept the donation from HKIFF executive director Roger Garcia and actress Catherine Deneuve (1st and 2nd from right, respectively).
 Photo courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Organizers of the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) marked its first “Philippines Day” on March 30 by donating HK$25,000 (P145,132.25) to the Philippine Red Cross for the rebuilding of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

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Ex-Navy SEAL meets match in PH jungles

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Joel Lambert is a fan of the Philippines but not of its forests. “But the Scout Rangers were awesome. They were good fighters.”

Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt,” a reality series putting a new spin on the game of cat and mouse, stars Joel Lambert, former US Navy SEAL, as he visits various countries around the globe. He challenges different elite military and law enforcement tracking units to hunt him down within a 48-hour period. This tests Lambert’s vast evasion, misdirection and survival skills, while the local hunter force agents treat him as a criminal-like target to be contained and captured before he reaches his extraction point.

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Honeymoon stage

Iya VILLANIA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Sobrang saya! I didn’t know it was possible na tumindi pa ’yung pagmamahal namin . Sobrang saya lang to just be able to do things together all the time— cooking, cleaning the house, or going for an early-morning bike ride.”

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Raya Martin film in UP

Raya Martin wins Best Director for “How To Disappear Completely”. INQUIRER file photo

Raya Martin returns to his alma mater UP Diliman, with “How to Disappear Completely.” The film debuted at Locarno (Switzerland) and was shown in Hamburg (Germany) San Diego (California) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

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Melai, Jason share photos of first baby

Screencap of the Instagram post

Real-life couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco welcomed their first child on Thursday by sharing her pictures on Instagram.

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Discovery Channel launches ‘Manhunt’ with Joel Lambert

A Manhunt behind-the-scene shot of former U.S. Navy Seal and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert

The all-new Discovery Channel series “Manhunt with Joel Lambert,” pits former U.S. Navy Seal and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert in a real-life, extreme version of hide-and-seek against some of the globe’s most elite military and law enforcement tracking units – the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, South Korean National Police SWAT, Panama’s anti-drug trafficking unit Servicio Nacional de Fronteras, Poland’s border guard, the Straz Graniczna, and more.

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Unfaithful hunk meets match in gritty wife

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE  Karylle (left) and mom Zsa Zsa Padilla, during the car ride to the church. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Sporty Hunk had countless flings before he married Bawdy Wife, his absolute match. Then SH met Sultry Siren in a bar out of town. SH and BW almost split up because of SS, who proceeded to join show biz using SH to get one foot in the door! Miraculously, BW prevailed.

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6 PH films in Singapore

VILMA Santos in “Ekstra”

Six Filipino films will be screened at the 4th Southeast Asian Film Festival, set at the Singapore Art Museum from April 11 to May 4.

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Halle, Brad’s teacher: ‘Take risks’

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Ivana Chubbuck: “A great actor is someone who’s not afraid to look stupid.”
photo courtesy of star magic workshop

Renowned acting coach Ivana Chubbuck couldn’t stress enough the importance of having a strong work ethic if one aspires of becoming a great actor.

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Philippine pride as Oscar win caps rare quad for songwriter

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, left, and Robert Lopez accept the award for an original song in a feature film for "Let It Go" from "Frozen" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Songwriter Robert Lopez gave the Philippines some Oscars joy on Sunday as he completed a rare quadruple triumph at the 86th Academy Awards.

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