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Man in a hurry: Ely Buendia's unflagging heart

Feb 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Ely Buendia's life has crossed decades and bent genres, but not without a few close calls

Is it too late now to say sorry?

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'The question remains: is it enough to say sorry, now that the physical and psychological damage has been done?'

And they all fall down

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:50 AM

The Hollywood men accused in 2017 of sexual misconduct

Binge worthy: Something old and something new on 'Stranger Things 2'

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Family and friendship are at the heart of 'Stranger Things 2,' with monsters and alternate dimensions thrown in for some terrifyingly fun viewing

Why 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' is essential viewing in a post-Duterte/Trump world

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Just call him mother RuPaul’s Drag Race is a living breathing testament to the tenacity of the world’s outcasts

The Beauty of the Husband: What makes 'Madam Secretary' so compelling to watch?

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The not so subtle gender politics at play in Madam Secretary will make you realize that there is no such thing as work life balance

How Wenn Deramas stays on top

Oct 21, 2013 - 12:25 PM

Box office filmmaker of Bekikang and Sisterakas says he has no formula likes taking risks

BOX-OFFICE DIRECTOR. Wenn Deramas thrives on spontaneity. Photo: Mark Quimpo-Demayo/Rappler

Tom Rodriguez' education in showbiz

Oct 19, 2013 - 9:45 AM

My goal is to become an actor and not just another celebrity

FAST LEARNER. Tom remains fascinated by his milieu. Photo: Mark Quimpo-Demayo/Rappler

Judy Ann Santos: From child wonder to hands-on mother

Oct 13, 2013 - 7:05 PM

Actress TV host shares lessons on time management as celebrity mom

TIME MANAGEMENT, AND SMILING THROUGH. Juday in relaxed mode. Photos: Marga Deona

Tony Mabesa: A lion at work

Oct 07, 2013 - 2:35 PM

78 year old actor director presents for 2013 Jacobean drama The Duchess of Malfi and Megastar tawa serye Madam Chairman

FROM STAGE TO SERYE. Tony Mabesa (R) with Joel Lamangan. Photo by Leanne Jazul

Awakening us in the dark (For Roger Ebert)

Apr 08, 2013 - 1:16 PM

Even if Ebert thought a film sucked hey he made the effort to sit through it and he took the time to articulate what he thought

REST IN PEACE, MR CRITIC. Roger Ebert in an E! News video when news of his cancer's recurrence broke on April 3. Screen grab from YouTube (enews)

Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths dies

Mar 29, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Richard Griffiths the British actor who played Uncle Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter dies

Remembering my 'BASUBS!'

Mar 21, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Actress Cherie Gil remembers her dear friend Subas Herrero

BASUBS AND CHICHI. Subas and I at our last Champoy reunion with him! He was still full of the same spirit and glow even when he was already in his wheelchair after a mini stroke. Photo courtesy of Cherie Gil

Oil and water: Complexity of Danny Zialcita

Mar 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM

An appreciation of some of the finest work by the late Filipino director

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Dindo Fernando and Laurice Guillen in ‘Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi.’ Photo from the Danny Zialcita Facebook fan page

Troian Bellisario on Twitter and the spotlight

Mar 05, 2013 - 6:29 PM

Watch our exclusive video interview

SUNNY, SASSY, CENTERED. Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings in 'Pretty Little Liars.' Photo courtesy of ETC

VIDEO: Patrick J. Adams suits up

Feb 27, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Mike Ross is in Manila

MUCH LIKE MIKE ROSS. Patrick J Adams may not have Mike Ross's eidetic memory, but he has Mike's positivity and love for family. All photos and video by Kai Magsanoc


Dec 12, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Get to know one of today s most promising — and sexiest — young actresses

SHE'S AFRAID OF HEIGHTS. But Lovi Poe says she may just give in to peer pressure and give anything that defies her fear a try

SPOTLIGHT: Patti Grandidge and Kim Jones

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Let us get to know these two girls in less than 5 minutes

SWEET, BUBBLY AND SMART. Kim Jones and Patti Grandidge at the Etcetera Spa Party last November 29. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

Tom Cruise, Scientology deny auditions

Sep 06, 2012 - 12:37 PM

Did they or didn t they? Only the actresses can reveal the truth

IMAGE FROM THE TOM Cruise community page in Facebook

Why, Tony Scott, why?

Aug 22, 2012 - 3:18 PM

The prolific Hollywood director’s life story ended differently from those of his box office hits

DIRECTOR TONY SCOTT. Screen grab from YouTube (BBCNews2012)

The diet of the stars

Aug 10, 2012 - 9:49 AM

Gourmands and celebrities came together for an afternoon of talk cleansing and healthy food — courtesy of 3 sexy chefs

RACHEL ALEJANDRO, MOM MYRNA Demauro and sister, chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck, happy and glowing at their event. All photos by Girlie Rodis

Pretty (and freaky) in pink, isn’t she?

Jul 29, 2012 - 5:00 PM

The eccentric Nicki Minaj flew in via ‘Starships’ armed with her ‘Superbass’

RAUNCHY RAINBOW. The album 'Roman Reloaded' finds Nicki Minaj colorful and coarse as ever. Image from the album cover

Bigger than 'Slumdog,' Boyle tackles the Olympics

Jul 25, 2012 - 7:52 AM

The man behind several cult films is putting together his biggest project yet

OSCAR WINNER DANNY BOYLE, director. Image from Facebook

IN PHOTOS: A solemn farewell to Comedy King Dolphy

Jul 15, 2012 - 10:29 PM

The country s King of Comedy Dolphy was laid to rest on Sunday July 15 in a solemn ceremony and amid fine weather

Online campaign: Dolphy as National Artist

Jul 15, 2012 - 3:47 PM

An online petition calling on the government to declare the late comedian Rodolfo Dolphy Quizon as National Artist is now gaining ground

HIGHLIGHTS: Goodbye, Comedy King Dolphy

Jul 15, 2012 - 9:00 AM

Rodolfo Vera Dolphy Quizon Sr is laid to rest today

Dolphy burial may be delayed to next week

Jul 13, 2012 - 3:41 PM

Family members are considering delaying the burial of Dolphy to allow more fans to pay their respects

IN PHOTOS: Stars, fans at Dolphy's wake

Jul 13, 2012 - 12:27 AM

Stars and fans alike converge at Dolphy s wake

'Buhayin mo ang mata'

Jul 12, 2012 - 1:02 PM

The award winning director designer and advertising genius is one of the many who experienced the comedy king s kindness

DOLPHY WITH SONS EPY and Eric in the poster of 'Markova' shot by Raymund Isaac

Family and friends remember Dolphy

Jul 12, 2012 - 3:22 AM

His sons and friends share their promises and messages to the king of comedy

DOLPHY PINS FOR P35 sold outside Heritage Park. Photo by Geric Cruz

Zsa Zsa sings for Dolphy

Jul 12, 2012 - 1:25 AM

What they ve been through wasn t easy she says But it was worth it

DOLPHY AND ZSA ZSA'S last photo together, according to Philippine TV Ratings in Facebook

Genius that is grounded and true

Jul 12, 2012 - 12:57 AM

THE EPITOME OF HUMILITY — that is Dolphy, the king of comedy. Photo by Milo Sogueco

Waiting for Dolphy

Jul 11, 2012 - 10:20 PM

The first day of comedy king Dolphy s wake begins at the Heritage Memorial Park and ends at the theater built in his name

The first of Dolphy's fans attempt to catch a glimpse of the Comedy King's wake. 11 Jul 2012. Photo by Geric Cruz.

Lotis Key: Dolphy was the 'sunshine of my life'

Jul 11, 2012 - 3:18 PM

What was it like to have Dolphy as best friend? The former actress tells us

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER. Dolphy and Lotis Key. Screen grab from YouTube (TFCBalitangAmerica)

The death of comedy

Jul 11, 2012 - 12:34 PM

An artist s tribute to Dolphy

ENGLAND HAD CHARLIE CHAPLIN, we will always have Dolphy. Screen grab from YouTube

Jim Libiran on Dolphy's humility

Jul 11, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Jim Libiran on Dolphy s humility


Celebrities mourn the #ComedyKing's death

Jul 10, 2012 - 10:51 PM

Celebs turn to Twitter to express their sadness over Dolphy s death

It ain’t over ‘til the Cat lady sings

Jun 28, 2012 - 1:38 PM

The moment you believe everything is finished that is just the beginning

GOING BACK TO ZERO, DIY musician Cattski Espina’s first and latest solo album

[Music] Ann Maree's 'Fallin' Too Fast'

Jun 12, 2012 - 9:18 AM

Ann Maree Bowdler collaborates with RAPPLER for a fresh version of her Fallin Too Fast music video

NOT JUST A BEAUTY. Ann Maree is also a singer-songwriter, actress and model. Oh, and she's a beauty queen, too.

[Music] Daniel Ross' 'Can't Get Over You'

Jun 11, 2012 - 12:47 PM

A RAPPLER original: Australia based Filipino R B singer songwriter Daniel Ross and the RAPPLER team collaborate for the music video of his latest single Can t Get Over You

MUSIC TO GROOVE TO. Daniel Ross' latest single will set the mood right.

Mig Ayesa stars as Stacee Jaxx in 'Rock of Ages' Manila

Jun 08, 2012 - 10:04 AM

We knew him as the symbol of Filipino pride in the reality talent show Rockstar INXS 7 years ago

ROCK STAR, CERTIFIED. Mig Ayesa is perfect as Stacee Jaxx in "Rock of Ages" the musical. Catch him in Manila until July 8.

[Music] Lady Gaga is pure entertainment

May 26, 2012 - 2:49 PM

She came for the second time we watched she conquered

STRONGER THAN WE THINK. They say that behavior — not beliefs — makes one a better person. With her honesty and advocacies, Lady Gaga gets better each time. All photos by Portia Carbonell

On Lady Gaga and the RH Bill

May 20, 2012 - 4:27 PM

In what universe do Lady Gaga and the RH Bill exist on the same plane? Welcome to the Philippines

[Music] The importance of seeing Morrissey

May 18, 2012 - 10:57 PM

The former frontman of The Smiths loosely nicknamed “Moz ” finally performs to Pinoy fans

AFTER 16 YEARS, Morrissey finally meets his fans in Manila. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

Sorry, girls: Greyson Chance is already ‘married’

May 15, 2012 - 10:36 AM

The pop star ably shows smarts as an artist and as a sensible young man

NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Greyson Chance is constantly surrounded by girls but says he's already 'married.'

Goodbye, New York. Hello again, Manila!

May 12, 2012 - 5:45 PM

Rachel Alejandro blogs in RAPPLER about returning to Manila

Greyson Chance: More than alright

May 01, 2012 - 10:14 PM

His tween popularity aside Greyson Chance shines as an astounding musical talent

A GIFTED PERFORMER. Greyson chance is one significant musical talent we'd like to watch grow up. Photo by Bert Sulat Jr.

William & Kate: The happy ever after goes on

Apr 28, 2012 - 8:51 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary on April 29

YEAR THAT WAS. It seemed like the 1st year of William and Kate's marriage just flew by, and the fairy tale that surrounded their wedding won't soon be forgotten. Photo from The British Monarchy's flickr account.

Sabrina Orial: Asia's acoustic sweetheart

Apr 22, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Filipina singer hits gold and platinum in at least 4 Asian countries

ONLINE AND BEYOND. RAPPLER dedicates this feature to all Sabrinarians, online or not.

Pop star Camryn Raps

Apr 21, 2012 - 8:48 PM

Tween pop superstar Camryn dropped by Rappler today to talk about her music

SHE'S A STAR. 12-year-old Camryn glows with the energy and innocence of a genuine musical talent.