By Joseph R. Atilano
The sudden death of Paul Walker has left a lot of us longtime fans of the film franchise wondering about its future. And one of the most commonly asked questions is: “How will the ‘The Fast and the Furious’ continue without him ? I have always found Paul Walker to be one of the cool factors in the ’The Fast and the Furious’ [...]
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Colleagues paid their final respects to director-actor-activist Behn Cervantes, who passed away after a valiant battle with diabetes on Thursday morning.
Cory Monteith’s addiction-related death will be addressed in the “Glee” episode bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson, a Fox executive said Thursday.
A bag of uncooked ziti in the driveway, a “reserved” sign at the ice cream parlor booth where the series abruptly ended, and a framed photo at a strip club were among the tributes paid to James Gandolfini in the northern New Jersey communities where his TV character Tony Soprano lived, loved and whacked people.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
In a string of text messages to the Inquirer, acclaimed actress Chanda Romero paid tribute to her uncle, National Artist (for Film and Broadcast Arts) Eddie Romero, who passed away on Tuesday.
Puppeeteer Wanlu, above, commissioned famous US-based craftsman Scott Land to make this Dolphy marionette. “It took months of planning and brainstorming,” Wanlu said. The special marionette was unveiled at the Cultural Center of the Philippines during the recent National Theater Festival. Apart from paying homage to the late Comedy King, Wanlu hopes the miniature Pidol [...]
By Nestor U. Torre
LAST Sunday, we stayed up way past our bedtime to watch the “Alay Tawa” tribute to Dolphy on ABS-CBN. It was a noteworthy production because it involved the talents of all three of our leading TV networks, who were finally brought together by their shared love and respect for the local entertainment scene’s recently departed King Comic.
The day before Dolphy’s remains were interred, ABS-CBN’s “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” honored him by replaying “Bisikleta,” a dramatic piece that the master comic did for the long-running TV drama anthology.
So far the best tribute to comedy king Dolphy that we’ve seen is the one aired last July 22 on GMA News TV. The tribute titled “Habilin ng Hari,” consisting of crisp vignettes alongside interviews and film clips and hosted by Carla Abellana, was straightforward and sentimental, informative and enjoyable in equal parts. [...]
The death of comedy king Dolphy taught us one thing: Something good can be derived from adversity. His passing united his 18 children, who have different mothers. His colleagues from competing TV networks didn’t mind being in the same room to grieve with his family, from the start of the wake up till the time he was laid to rest on Sunday. Even in an otherwise dark hour, Dolphy’s reminder for everyone to “smile through your fear and sorrow” was dutifully heeded.
By Ken Miller
Woody Guthrie’s hometown will celebrate the folk singer’s 100th birthday this weekend, even though a local state lawmaker said Guthrie was “probably not one of the favorite sons” while he was alive.