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‘Aswang’ swoops down on American TV, grabs No.1 spot

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THE ASWANG  made its debut on US television last week.

Arguably Philippine folklore’s most frightening creature, the “Aswang” has swooped down on American television screens and provided the Filipino-brand of scare, with NBC’s “Grimm” grabbing the no. 1 spot of scripted shows in the US on the evening of March 7.

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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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Meet the real Philomena

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JUDI Dench and Steve Coogan in “Philomena”

Talking to the real-life Philomena Lee, played by Judi Dench in “Philomena” in a performance that earned her Oscar and Golden Globe Best Actress nominations, was as moving and inspiring as the film itself. Philomena, a lovely woman at 80, was sweet and gracious throughout our interview in London, bearing no bitterness despite the heartache and struggles she went through.

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Hollywood press donates $100,000 for PH victims

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Fil-Am star Vanessa Hudgens proudly holds the check for $100,000 donated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) represented by its members, Inquirer columnist Ruben V. Nepales (left), Janet Nepales and HFPA president Theo Kingma. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Rick Gavino.

Hollywood star Vanessa Hudgens recalled the first time she saw heart-rending images of the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

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PDI man to keynote 3rd TOFA-NY Awards

Filmmaker Roman Polanski with the columnist, Ruben Nepales, in Paris. PHOTO BY RUBEN V. NEPALES

Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist in Hollywood Ruben Nepales, Philippine Consul General to New York Mario de Leon Jr. and US District Judge for the Southern District of New York Lorna Schofield will keynote the third annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards Saturday night at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall—the official venue of the TOFA-NY Awards ceremonies for the past three years.

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‘Amigo’ actor, now Hollywood hottie, loves Bohol

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Dane DeHaan, who shot his first feature film in Bohol as part of the cast of John Sayles’ “Amigo,” is suddenly a hot Hollywood actor. Acting opposite Daniel Radcliffe (they’ve become best friends) in “Kill Your Darlings,” Dane has many critics raving and writing the same line, “You cannot take your eyes off him when he’s on screen.”

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Inquirer man in Hollywood names favorite stars

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RUBEN Nepales being interviewed by Radyo Inquirer’s Jay Dones and Chito de la Vega. photo by EMMIE VELARDE

Taking a break from hobnobbing with Hollywood stars, Los Angeles-based Inquirer Entertainment columnist  Ruben V. Nepales is in town for vacation—which, in his case, also means he spent a lot of time checking out the films shown at the recently concluded Cinemalaya indie festival.   In between catching up with friends and attending screenings, Nepales [...]

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Good day Mr. Nepales!

I read your March 3 article in the Inquirer about the Fil-Am student who handed out trophies at the Oscar awards. As we watched the replay of the Oscars here in Abu Dhabi, most of us were convinced he was, indeed, Filipino, but weren’t quite sure if he had been introduced as such.   Your [...]

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Oscars hangover: Philippine Daily Inquirer was there

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Our man in Hollywood, Ruben V. Nepales, described the Oscars red carpet in four words: “Crazy … pandemonium as usual.” And he took us all there, to the front row.

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PDI at the Oscars: From the red carpet to backstage scenes

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Ruben Nepales, our man in Hollywood, reports on the 85th Academy Awards Monday for the PDI media group via Twitter, Inquirer SMS Alert Service, INQUIRER.net, Radyo Inquirer and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Nepales is among a select group of international journalists  accredited for coverage of the proceedings,  from both the red carpet and backstage . [...]

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Nepales wins 2012 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards

PDI man in Hollywood during the Manila launch of “The Philippines in Hollywood” at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4 early this year. ALANAH TORRALBA

Inquirer Entertainment columnist Ruben Nepales won the Best Print Award at the 2012 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards for his book titled “My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood” published by Anvil Publishing early this year.   The book, a compilation of success and inspiring stories of talented Filipinos, Filipino–Americans and Filipino-Canadians who made it [...]

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Ruben Nepales wins two journalism awards in LA

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Philippine Daily Inquirer Hollywood columnist Ruben V. Nepales won two prizes in the 2012 National Entertainment Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club, his wife Janet Nepales announced.

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