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By Julliane Love de Jesus
MANILA, Philippines—No matter how long the procession is, it will head nowhere else but the Church. Proving the Filipino proverb right, celebrity couple Iya Villania and Drew Arellano took their 10-year relationship to the next level and finally tied the knot on Friday. The television hosts exchanged their lifetime vows in a private [...]
By Rito P. Asilo
It was such a treat to see Ryzza Mae Dizon work her way out of what she described as “nosebleed” moments when the Brit Award-winning vocal trio, Blake, graced the precocious tyke’s GMA 7 morning show six days before Christmas—a visit that marked the UK crossover-pop group’s fifth trip to the Philippines. The dashing [...]
By Nestor U. Torre
As we start a new entertainment year, we wish only the best for stars who, in 2013, enhanced their careers with inspired and savvy moves. What should they do for an encore? Last year, Eugene Domingo distinguished herself by winning thespic honors both here and abroad. But, she concluded the year with yet another “Kimmy [...]
By Nestor U. Torre
We’ve been watching GMA 7’s Saturday game show, “Picture! Picture!,” for some weeks now, but the program has failed to come into its own, in our view—for a number of reasons. The choice of guests is a factor, also the questions asked and images shown. Some guests try too hard to make a ditzily “fun” [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Against all odds, the indie film “Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir” made it to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival. When director Francis O. Villacorta heard that his movie was in the magic circle of eight entries, he was speechless. “I just prayed and thanked God for the opportunity,” he said. Now, [...]
By Allan Policarpio
The hip-hop-dance movie “Kaleidoscope World” had little publicity prior to the opening of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). And with unheralded actors leading its cast, the Francis Magalona-inspired production is arguably one of the underdogs in this year’s showcase of Filipino movies, usually dominated by industry giants and their stables of popular stars. [...]
By the Entertainment staff
Remember Controversial Celebrity, who lost millions to Glib Personality? GP padded the cost of a property that CC bought, setting the latter back by at least a hundred million.
We asked the stars: Why should we celebrate Christmas this year after a string of disasters? Mimi Juareza We should always celebrate Christmas in spite of the catastrophes that we encounter in life. We should remember that Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. We should always put Jesus [...]
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
Solemnity surrounded us at the conferment of the Vatican’s Papal Award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice on the inimitable Ryan Cayabyab, held at the Villa San Miguel Chapel last December 21. It felt like we were a few steps away from heaven with the awesome rendition of Mr. C’s liturgical masterpieces by the Philippine Madrigal Singers, [...]
By Jon Andrew Sison
Popular actor and artist Alexander Xian Cruz Lim, more popularly known as Xian Lim, who got the attention and won the hearts of the viewing public is currently etching his name in the showbiz industry.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Estranged show biz couple Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano faced off Thursday morning in two courtrooms just days after she sued him for emotional, physical and sexual abuse in the city prosecutor’s office.
By Allan Policarpio
Usually cast as the girl next door, the trustworthy best friend, and later on in her career, the doting mother, Kaye Abad didn’t really need to break out of her real-life persona to portray such roles. But in an attempt to show range and versatility as an actress, Kaye made a stab at being a [...]