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My own Top 3 songs from ‘The Fast and the Furious’ films

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The late Paul Walker and his co-stars on the poster for the movie 'The Fast and the Furious.' Photo from www.moviepostershop.com

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’ [...]

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Fans continue to remember Francis M, Julie Vega

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Francis Magalona

They will never forget.

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Bravo, Behn!

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CERVANTES was progressive, articulate, brilliant.

Colleagues paid their final respects to director-actor-activist Behn Cervantes, who passed away after a valiant battle with diabetes on Thursday morning.

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Fox: ‘Glee’ Monteith tribute to address addiction

Cory Monteith. AP Photo

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.

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Gandolfini mourned in Jersey’s ‘Sopranos’ towns

A reserved sign and flowers are seen on a table at Holsten's ice cream parlor Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Bloomfield, N.J., with a newspaper announcing the death of actor James Gandolfini. Gandolfini was mourned in the northern New Jersey towns where his TV character Tony Soprano lived, loved and whacked people. The star died Wednesday night in Italy of an apparent heart attack. AP

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.

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Chanda remembers Tito Eddie, a beloved mentor

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BEFORE they worked together, Chanda said, she would run into Eddie only in family reunions. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHANDA ROMERO

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.

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Tribute to the Comedy King

Dolphy Wanlu

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 [...]

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Hits and misses in Dolphy tribute

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QUIZON. Outstanding participation.

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.

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Dolphy’s dramatic showcase

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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.

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Best tribute to comedy king so far

DOLPHY in one of the clips in the TV special

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.   [...]

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Dark hour, shining moments

THOUSANDS of people line up to visit the comedy king during the last day of the public viewing at The Heritage Park in Taguig City. RICHARD A. REYES

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.

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Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday celebrated in US

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A sign welcomes people to Okemah, Oklahoma, the home of Woody Guthrie, in Okemah, Okla., Friday, July 13, 2012. Okemah is celebrating the Guthrie Centennial with the 15th annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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.

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