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A new series on the National Geographic Channel will delve into the Philippines’ undying love for the sport of basketball. Pinoy Hoops is presented by Rafe Bartholomew, author of the best-selling book Pacific Rims, who will guide viewers on a journey to the very heart of a basketball-obsessed nation to uncover why the sport has been embraced wholeheartedly by Filipinos from all walks of life.
By Nestor U. Torre
It’s too bad that the sports docu-bio, “Linsanity,” wasn’t as warmly embraced by local viewers as it should have been when it played here earlier this month. The film was an inspirational viewing treat for us, because it showed how an Asian could overcome racist and other harrowing hurdles to become a top basketball star in the States.
In a secluded health resort in Batangas, Inquirer ran into Robin Padilla and his son Ahmad Ali.
By Allan Policarpio
An athlete crossing over to show biz isn’t exactly a rare phenomenon. And with the surge in popularity of volleyball in the country over the past few of years, it didn’t really come as a surprise that Ateneo Lady Eagles’ Gretchen Ho, one of the most charming and popular players in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), is starting to get offers to do stints and guestings on TV—more so after ABS-CBN actor-host Robi Domingo recently revealed that he’s exclusively dating the 22-year-old volleybelle.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
When show biz and sports merge, it’s headline material. Some instances are when PBA cagers end up with actresses or when Manny Pacquiao ventures into yet another TV show. Lately, the newest sensation is UAAP Women’s Volleyball. The championship battle between De La Salle Lady Spikers and Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles were always jampacked. The players of both teams have gained movie star-like popularity. The charming spiker of Ateneo, Gretchen Ho is exclusively dating TV heartthrob, Robi Domingo.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
A true child of the ocean, actress Mara Lopez collects swimsuits and surf boards.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
I will spend eternity thanking the esteemed deans and professors from various universities who comprise Gawad Tanglaw, especially Jaime Ang, Teresita Bagalso, Norman Llaguno and Flaviano Lirio for my Hall of Fame Award (best entertainment columnist for five years in a row). Kudos to them for a well-attended affair at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna. I must say it feels great to be a “Teacher’s Pet,” the Gawad Tanglaw way.
John Prats will mark his 20th year in show biz by organizing a golf tournament scheduled Friday at the Eastridge Gold and Country Club in Rizal. “I’ve been an avid fan of the sport for the past three years. It’s what I love right now,” he told media recently. Although he initially found [...]
Lance Armstrong’s life story is headed to the silver screen, US media reported Monday on the heels of the disgraced athlete’s doping admission.
By Behn Cervantes
The Philippines, like Venezuela, is addicted to international beauty pageants. In 1953, Armi Kuusela of Finland, the first Miss Universe, conquered the country when she came for a surprise visit.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson said Monday he wants to take his one-man stage show on the road internationally, to countries including Saudi Arabia and India, if they’ll let him in.
Former women’s tennis greats Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport will guest star in an episode of popular US television drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in January, the CBS network said Friday.