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Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie

Everything you need to know about Regine Velasquez’s transfer to ABS-CBN

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:23 PM

By the looks of it, Regine is hitting the ground running

KAPAMILYA. Regine Velasquez joins ABS-CBN. Screenshot from Instagram.com/reginevalcasid

The many times Ethel Booba threw shade as aspirants filed their COCs

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'Kuha po kayo NBI Clearance (Get an NBI Clearance),' she tells Bong Revilla

CHAROTISMS. Ethel Booba doesn't hold back on the commentary as hopefuls file their COCs. Screenshot from Twitter.com/IamEthylGabison

LOOK: Megan Young is ambassador for #ZeroHunger

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The actress and former Miss World titleholder lends her support to the Department of Agriculture and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization

Musicians to hold benefit gig for Juan dela Cruz band founding member

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Super Jam for Wally Gonzalez to give fans great music, for a great cause

LIST: These celebrities are seeking elective posts in 2019

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:40 PM

These showbiz figures are hoping to enter – or stay in – politics

RICHARD YAP. The actor, pictured here at the ABS-CBN Ball in September, makes a bid to enter politics. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Lady Gaga engaged to Christian Carino

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:17 AM

The singer refers to the talent agent as her 'fiancé' in a speech

THE STAR IS ENGAGEG. Lady Gaga attends a red carper premiere for 'A Star Is Born.' Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

Kapuso to Kapamilya: Regine Velasquez joins ABS-CBN

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:17 AM

The star's verified Facebook page posts: '#TheSongbirdisNowAKapamilya'

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. Regine Velasquez signs an exclusive contract with the Kapamilya network. Image courtesy of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications

WATCH: Maine Mendoza, Vic Sotto, Coco Martin are cops on a mission for 2018 MMFF entry

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:03 AM

What happens when top stars from the Kapuso and Kapamilya networks collaborate? Tons of laughs and action, of course.

COP MOVIE. The 3 powerhouse stars collaborate for an MMFF entry. Image from Coco Martin's Instagram account

Ring goes, pig stays: A world post-Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:52 AM

...and why people seem to care so much about this celebrity split

ENGAGEMENT OFF. Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande have called off their engagement. File photo from Peter Davidson's Instagram

JC Santos, Angel Aquino star in 'Motel Acacia'

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The Filipino actors will be joined by an international cast for Bradley Liew’s sophomore feature

MOTEL ACACIA. Bradley Liew's sophomore feature stars Filipino actors JC Santos and Angel Aquino. Photo courtesy of Motel Acacia

Is an 'Exes Baggage' sequel in the works?

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The crowd-favorite 90's love team gets candid and talk future projects

LOOK: TNT Boys wow in Singapore charity ball

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The talented trio does it again!

No less than Singapore President Halimah Yacob was in the audience. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity stylist Kimi Yap and Jarvis Sy's fairy-tale wedding

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Congratulations to the happy – and very glamorous – couple!

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson break off engagement – reports

Oct 15, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Citing sources close to the couple, U.S. media says it was a case of 'too much too soon'

'WRONG TIME?' The pop star and comedian have reportedly called off their engagement. File photo from Ariana Grande's Instagram account

New Angry Birds television series being hatched

Oct 14, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Its Finnish creators Rovio are planning to expand its hit TV shorts into a full-length series based on characters from the game

NEW SERIES. Angry Birds will be having a new television series. Photo by Rovio.com

Rajo Laurel asks Maymay Entrata to walk in his show

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The designer says he is even creating a piece especially for the young star

FASHION MUSE. Maymay Entrata shows off her modeling skills as she strikes a pose with Edward Barber in an elaborate Furne One gown on the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Knocked out: Marvel’s 'Iron Fist' gets the ax

Oct 13, 2018 - 3:44 PM

'Iron Fist' is the first Marvel show to be canceled by streaming giant Netflix

CANCELED. Iron Fist, which stars Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick, will no longer be renewed by Netflix for a third season. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Kapuso no more: Regine Velasquez leaves GMA-7

Oct 13, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The singer says goodbye on the anniversary episode of cooking talk show 'Sarap Diva'

SONGBIRD. Regine Velasquez is leaving her home network for 20 years. Screenshot from Regine Velasquez's official Facebook page

Kris Aquino files theft complaint in 7 cities against unnamed party

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Kris had earlier opened up about being financially betrayed by someone close to her

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul files a theft complaint against an unnamed person. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Why 'X Factor UK' contestant Maria Laroco was denied a US Visa

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Filipina teen was unable to perform at the Judge's House in the US because she wasn't able to get a US visa

NOT QUITE THE END. Maria Loroco says she'll be returning to 'The X Factor UK' – after all, no less than Simon Cowell said so himself. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

LOOK: Zia Dantes is adorable in Filipiniana for her school's U.N. Day

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Trust actress Marian Rivera to make sure her daughter is always dressed well at school events

PINAY PRIDE. Zia Dantes rocks a Filipiniana outfit for her school's UN Day. Screenshot from Instagram.com/marianrivera

WATCH: First live-action 'Aladdin' trailer is shining, shimmering, splendid

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The film is set to hit theaters in May 2019

ALADDIN. Mena Massoud takes on the title role. Screenshot from YouTube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers

NY judge dismisses one sex assault charge against Weinstein

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Weinstein, an international pariah after being accused by more than 80 women of sexual misconduct, is still charged with rape in March 2013 and a forced act of oral sex in 2006

ONGOING TRIAL. In this file photo taken on June 5, 2018 Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan criminal court in New York. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP Photo

Kanye West hugs Trump, muses on presidential run

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:07 AM

"I love this guy right here," the serial Grammy-winning artist declared in the Oval Office, before taking the president in his arms

MAGA. US President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. Photo by Sebastian Smith/AFP

Kris Aquino on autoimmune disease diagnosis: 'Being brave is part of my DNA'

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Kris opens up about her diagnosis – she has Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria – and thanks her fans and followers for their support

Gary V back in concert after health scare

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Proceeds of the concert will go to a fund for retired Xavier School teachers and underprivileged Xavier School scholars

HE'S BACK ON STAGE. Gary V stages a benefit concert following a mid-2018 health scare. Image courtesy of Chuck Gomez

Taking Back Sunday is coming to Manila in 2019

Oct 10, 2018 - 1:21 PM

They'll be singing their debut album 'Tell All Your Friends' in full

Image from Pulp Live World's Facebook

This is how GP Reyes and Andi Manzano revealed the gender of their second baby

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM

It may just be the most extra gender reveal ever done in the history of modern parenting

EXPECTING. GP Reyes and Andi Manzano's family of 3 is about to get bigger. Screenshot from Instagram.com/oliviamreyes

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Why you should watch 'Liway,' a film based on real Martial Law experiences

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'A prominent personality said, ‘Name one martial law victim,’ I can name you several in the film'

TRUTH-TELLING MATTERS. The 'Liway' director and cast celebrate the film's success. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Sunshine Cruz opens up on turbulent marriage to Cesar Montano

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:48 PM

In a tell-all interview with Pep, the actress shares the last straw that made her decide to end her 13-year marriage

FREE. The actress is granted an annulment from her marriage to Cesar Montano. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

How 'Liway' became Cinemalaya's highest-grossing film ever

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:32 PM

'Liway,' an entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya film festival, will be released commercially beginning October 10

LIWAY. The film, based on the true story of Martial Law survivors, is the highest-grossing movie in Cinemalaya history. Screenshot from the movie trailer

WATCH: Katarina Rodriguez's transformation in 'The People’s Queen'

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The show premieres on October 24

Taylor Swift gets political, endorses Democrats in U.S. midterms

Oct 08, 2018 - 12:02 PM

T-Swift finally airs out her political beliefs after being mum about it in the past

Kris Aquino on Herbert Bautista: No 'happily ever after,' but no 'the end'

Oct 08, 2018 - 10:15 AM

'He wants me to regain my health and he supports my priorities,' says Kris of her one-time flame

NO 'THE END.' Kris Aquino opens up once against about her relationship with Herbert Bautista. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Instagram

'Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson dies

Oct 07, 2018 - 12:13 PM

He was 76

REST IN PEACE. Scott Wilson was best known for playing rural farmer Hershel Greene on 'The Walking Dead.' Image from The Talking Dead twitter account

Lawyer says text messages in Gretchen Fullido complaint taken out of context

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Lawyer Evalyn Ursua says the story behind Fullido's 'baseless charge of sexual harassment' is a complex one, and involves 'personal, professional, and political matters'

'BASELESS.' Lawyer Evalyn Ursua defends her clients against a sexual harassment complaint filed by reporter Gretchen Fullido. Rappler screenshot

Ces Drilon says Gretchen Fullido's allegations against her 'unthinkable'

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:02 PM

'As a victim of sexual harassment once before, it is unthinkable for me to say what Gretchen Fullido alleges I did,' the ABS-CBN executive says

CES DRILON. The ABS-CBN executive faces libel complaints from reporter Gretchen Fullido. Screenshot from Instagram.com/cesdrilon

Gretchen Fullido files sexual harassment, libel complaints against ABS-CBN execs

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The entertainment reporter accuses two executives of sending her text messages with sexual innuendos and requesting sexual favors

GRETCHEN FULLIDO. The entertainment reporter, pictured here at the 2014 Star Magic Ball, files criminal cases against her colleagues at ABS–CBN. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

AFP's red-tagging a threat to freedom of expression – artists, directors

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The military claims the Communist Party of the Philippines is recruiting students through martial law film screenings on campus

RED-TAGGING. Members of the film community are up in arms after the military claimed students are being recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines through film screenings. Photo courtesy of Dakila

Chris Evans wraps up role as Captain America

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor,' Chris tweets

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

Romnick Sarmenta, Harlene Bautista announce separation

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The couple were married for 19 years

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The awards is scheduled in Bilbao, Spain on November 4

Ben Affleck gets honest about alcohol addiction

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:12 AM

'Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,' Ben Affleck says in an Instagram post

BEN AFFLECK. The actor speaks about his latest battle with alcohol addiction. Photo from Shutterstock

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing breaks silence on tax case

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:23 PM

'Without the Party and the state's good policies, without the love from the people, there would have been no Fan Bingbing,' the actress says on Weibo

Erik Matti out as 'Darna' director

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Star Cinema says the company and the director have mutually decided to part due to creative differences

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Showing in Hong Kong: Documentary on Filipinos who moderate social media content

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'The Cleaners,' a documentary by German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, is part of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hong Kong

‘Fisting’ changes title to ‘Never Tear Us Apart’

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:49 PM

The title of Whammy Alcazaren's Cinema One Originals entry has already raised some eyebrows

NEW TITLE. Whammy Alcazaren's upcoming film is now called 'Never Tear Us Apart.' Screenshot from Cinema One Originals on YouTube