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Rappler Talk Entertainment: Karen Gallman

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The first Filipino Miss Intercontinental titleholder drops by Rappler

DOJ affirms dismissal of another estafa complaint vs Okada

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:35 AM

But tycoon Kazuo Okada is still facing another $3.1-million estafa case

CASE DISMISSED.Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, rides his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila on January 23, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Bungie splits from publisher Activision, retains 'Destiny' IP

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:40 PM

'With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects,' Bungie says in a statement

Parañaque court orders arrest of Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The tycoon says the allegation that he committed estafa is 'absolutely absurd'

This photo taken on Janaury 23, 2017 shows Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, getting into his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

All our favorite Live Jam performances from 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:01 PM

From new discoveries to music icons, these are the artists we listened to and loved on the Live Jam stage this year

UNIQUE SALONGA. The 18-year-old musician performs on Rappler Live Jam as a solo artist. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The top entertainment newsmakers of 2018

Jan 02, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Weddings, babies, and pageants dominate the headlines here and abroad in 2018

Achieve your New Year resolutions with the help of these apps

Jan 02, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Whether it's to improve your fitness, mental health, or crazy spending habits, we've got a list of apps to help you get your life together

12 best Filipino films of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives a run down of some of the best Filipino films for 2018

A year in makeup: The best Filipino beauty collabs of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which makeup products by your favorite celebs became your newly-found beauty essentials in 2018?

The year in pageants: Philippines' highs and lows

Dec 31, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The Philippines continues its winning streak, but suffers some heartaches along the way

How to start achieving common New Year's resolutions

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New year, new you? It’s time to do something about those resolutions.

NEW YEAR. What are your resolutions this 2019?

LIST: The 10 best shows of 2018

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

What shows did you binge on this year?

LIST: The 10 best Filipino albums of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM

We highlight the most exciting, meaningful and technically proficient releases from local musicians over the past year

LIST: The 15 best movies of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Rappler rounds up the year’s most noteworthy moments in Philippine cinema, Hollywood, and beyond.

Sea Entertainment deal lets Garena publish more Tencent games

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Garena now has the right of first refusal to publish Tencent’s mobile and PC games in Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore

BTS' management apologizes over Nazi hats controversy

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:23 AM

'Big Hit bears all responsibilities for not providing the necessary and careful support to our artist that may have prevented these issues,' the company says in a statement

BTS CONTROVERSY. The K-pop group finds itself in hot water over a shoot from years back. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

Sony patent teases Playstation controller with a touchscreen

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The patent describes a controller with a similar design to the DualShock 4 for the Playstation 4 but replaces the existing touchpad with a touchscreen.

A DIFFERENT PS4 CONTROLLER? Will Sony come out with a touchscreen-enabled controller? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Voltaire Tayag on what it takes to win a crown

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Why do pageants matter and what do they bring into the conversation?

No casinos in Boracay as island reopens

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra wants President Rodrigo Duterte to issue an executive order banning casinos in Boracay

RESORT. The rock formation on the left is part of the property that Leisure & Resorts World bought in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, where the rumored casino will be built. Photo by Adrian/Portugal

Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'World of Warcraft' executive producer J. Allen Brack will take over as Blizzard's president

MIKE MORHAIME. Blizzard Entertainment's Mike Mohaime at the 2011 Video Game Awards. File photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Kean Cipriano launches O/C Records

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The Callalily frontman goes behind the scenes with his new record label, a collaboration with Viva Entertainment's Vic del Rosario

KEAN CIPRIANO. The Callalily frontman starts his own record label with Viva Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Wolfenstein series of games is deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal code, which bars any depiction of so-called 'anti-constitutional' symbols, including Nazi swastikas

HITLER REPRESENTATIONS. The uncensored and German censored versions of Hitler and the Nazi flag. Screen shots taken from Censored Gaming YouTube video.

8 things we learned about Sandara, Nam Joo-hyuk during their PH visit

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

From Dara’s fashion style to the secret behind Nam Joo-hyuk’s fitness, here’s what learned from the two Korean stars when they visited the country

The Linggo ng Wika performance that ‘changed’ Sandara Park’s life

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Dara also says she wants to work with fellow Penshoppe brand ambassador Nam Joo-Hyuk in a drama or a movie

LINGGO NG WIKA. Dara says a performance for Linggo ng Wika in highschool "changed" her life and helped her be where she is now. Photo courtesy of Penshoppe

RAW Deal: Evolution is no longer a mystery

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

WWE finally decides to feature an all-women pay-per-view event

GIRL POWER. The launch of the WWE all-women championships proves that the ladies of wrestling should be taken seriously. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

It's a shame that the WWE stint of local wrestling queen Crystal didn't push through as it would have been historic

QUEEN. Top female wrestler Crystal would have been the first Filipino to compete in WWE. Photo from Crystal’s Facebook account (@CrystalPWR)

Want to do movies? Directors Gino Santos, Carl Chavez teach you how

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The two filmmakers share what it takes to make good films during a masterclass for aspiring filmmakers

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Getting started with genre fiction

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Are you a fan of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi? We’ve got some literary recommendations for you

Stan Lee drops $1 billion lawsuit against company he started

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The comic legend drops his complaint against POW! Entertainment

Executive producer/comic book writer Stan Lee attends the world premiere of "Spider-man: Homecoming" at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Party games to keep your barkada off their phones

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:52 PM

First one to use their phone treats everybody!

K-pop group WINNER to hold concert in Manila

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is one of the stops in the Asian leg of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour'

2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR. Manila is one of the stops of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour.' Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

RAW Deal: The post-Money in the Bank landscape

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The title could have gone to someone who needed the quick, powerful impact of a cash-in

GUARANTEED CONTRACT. Braun Strowman rules the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. Photo from WWE.com

Local is the new premium for ‘Brand Pilipinas’

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The movement aims for Filipinos brands to go global

SHOW OF STRENGTH. local brands came in the hundreds to support the 'Brand Pilipinas' initiative. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asked to reinvestigate Okada estafa complaint

Jun 17, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated files two motions before the Department of Justice, seeking a new probe and the junking of resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor's Office

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, continues its legal battle against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.

'Ghost of Tsushima,' 'Cyberpunk 2077' may be most visually stunning of E3 2018

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:34 AM

See for yourself and watch their trailers here

TSUSHIMA. Tsushima is an island in Japan that the Mongols were trying to invade in the 1200s. Screenshot from Sony

That Disney charm remains strong in 'Kingdom Hearts 3'

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:18 AM

The mega-popular Square Enix-Disney mashup is still a charmer

TOY STORY. 'Kingdom Hearts 3'  is set to feature Pixar worlds. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Recapping Sony's PlayStation Showcase at E3 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from the Sony Playstation E3 showcase at this year's E3

Resident Evil 2 gets a remake

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The Resident Evil 2 remake is coming on January 25, 2019

New gameplay trailer drops for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Check out this new gameplay trailer for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Ronda Rousey set to be first female inducted in UFC Hall of Fame

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The WWE superstar hopes she's just the 'first of many' female fighters who will receive the distinction

PIONEER. Ronda Rousey earns the honor for elevating women’s MMA to new heights. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Blizzard working on 'unannounced Diablo project'

Jun 06, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Job postings indicate that Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a Diablo dungeon artist and environment artist, among other positions

DOJ asked to probe 'leaked' resolution in Okada estafa case

Jun 03, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Tiger Resort claims Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac's investigation into the matter would be 'whitewashed' since Paduac himself is involved

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, blames Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac for supposedly leaking the resolution involving its $10 million estafa complanint against Kazuo Okada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

This is the E3 2018 press conference schedule

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Here's a full schedule of press conference times for this year's E3 at Los Angeles, along with a shareable Manila timezone graphic

E3. E3 2018 promises its own brand of surprises. File photo of E3 2017 by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Parañaque prosecutor asked to inhibit from Okada estafa complaint

May 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Tiger Resort blames the prosecutor for the supposed leak of a resolution involving its estafa complaint against its ex-chairman Kazuo Okada

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, is the complainant in the estafa case, accusing ex-partner Kazuo Okada of embezzling over $10 million of the firm's funds between early 2016 and June 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Korean singer Psy to start own talent management agency

May 15, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker leaves YG Entertainment after 8 years

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Recording artist PSY attends the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA/AFP

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The move to reopen cinemas is part of a modernization drive by reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is seeking to balance unpopular subsidy cuts in an era of low oil prices with more entertainment options

CINEMA. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 18, 2018, shows Saudi Information Minister Awwad Alawwad giving a speech at the AMC cinema in Riyadh. Photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP PHOTO / Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Italian-born superstar is the longest-reigning WWE Champion in history, holding it for over 7 years

SAMMARTINO. Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino died on April 18, 2018. He was 82. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

SWS Survey, Casino operator on Boracay, Sung Kim on EDCA | Midday wRap

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:01 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO