Twitterworld exploded with celebrity quips on The Verdict last Tuesday. GMA 7 actress Maxene Magalona remarked on the popular site: “I loved watching the different senators speak—from Lapid’s honest-to-goodness and humbling speech to Legarda’s sophisticated delivery. Win!” She wondered: “Did you see Legarda’s eyebrow go up? Hahaha! Love it!”
By Pocholo Concepcion
Radio station Magic 89.9 acted real fast in suspending three of its DJs—Mo Twister, Tin Gamboa and Mia Bayuga—for posting the hashtag #charicepempengcosextape on the microblogging site Twitter.
An Australian music festival promoter has served a damages claim against American rapper Flo Rida via Facebook, after a court allowed the social networking site to be used.
By Nestor U. Torre
For a long time now, celebrity bashers and haters have been having a field day lashing out and vilifying stars whom they happen not to like. The growing popularity of social networking sites has given faceless and nameless unknowns the power to “level up” to celebrities by cutting them down with their personal attacks, often [...]
By Marinel R. Cruz
More and more people are calling for a dialogue between filmmakers and the executives of the annual Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, as a result of the disqualification of one finalist in this year’s New Breed category.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
IT was the year that social networking sites figured prominently in show biz scandals.
“Dear KC Concepcion: Been there. Done that. Love, Carmina Villaroel.”
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
Gabby Concepcion is ecstatic to be working with Maricel Soriano again after so many years. “I remember when we started in ‘Underage,’” he muses. “Dapat gumawa ng sequel and call it ‘Overage’ (laughs). A ‘Pepe and Pilar Part 2’ would be a good project, too.”
Simon Cowell doesn’t use Twitter but he wants “X Factor” fans to use the site to vote for their favorite contestants.
By Kate Evangelista
Former child actor Tom Taus is trending in the Philippines over micro-blogging site Twitter.com on Wednesday after news of his success as a DJ in Hollywood was posted.
By Pocholo Concepcion
TODAY’S concert crowd rely on the Internet to check out the buzz on who’s coming here to perform. More often than not, news of artists’ tours or performance dates are first announced online. That’s how it happened for the recent gig of Irish band The Script at the Araneta Coliseum. Weeks before the show, tickets [...]
By Julie M. Aurelio
MANILA, Philippines – A warning to “tweeps” or those with Twitter accounts: that “tweet” may just cost you a libel case. For not submitting his answer despite opportunities given him, comedian Chokoleit faces a libel charge for allegedly maligning talk show host Cristy Fermin in his Twitter account. The case against Chokoleit (Jonathan Aguilar Garcia [...]