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Star Wars fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Star Wars fans with sleeping bags and portable movie projectors are waiting outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre for the 'Rise of the Skywalker' premiere

IN PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ stars hit the red carpet in Tokyo fan meet

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Several droids also join in on the fun!

TOKYO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Katherine Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Daniels with Star Wars characters Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and D-O pose for photos at the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Roppongi Hills on December 11, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy can’t get enough of PH ad about the franchise

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The two-minuter, by local telecom and media giant Globe, shows just how imaginative fans of the Star Wars franchise can be

'STAR WARS' AD. A simple Philippine-made ad gets raves from Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy. Screenshot from Globe

'Star Trek' actor Rene Auberjonois dies at 79

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Rene Auberjonois, who was known for his TV roles on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and sitcom 'Benson,' died after a battle with cancer

A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The adorable green creature from Disney's live-action series 'The Mandalorian' has stolen millions of hearts around the world

Displaced Star City workers get P4.8-M aid from DOLE

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:32 PM

The workers are getting help under DOLE's emergency employment program

AFTERMATH. The amusement center Star City and the Manila Broadcasting Company in Pasay City after being gutted by fire after midnight, October 2, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Famous Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro dropped of its Michelin stars

Nov 27, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Jiro Ono's Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant has earned 3 Michelin stars every year since 2007, but will not be receiving any in 2020 after it stopped accepting reservations from the general public

Past meets present in NCAA All-Star Games

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Unlike the previous seasons, the All-Star Games this year will feature two current players as well as one alumnus for each and every member-school

ALL STARS. Newly crowned NCAA champion Jerrick Balanza will star for Team Saints in the All-Star Game. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel get Hollywood stars

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Queen Elsa and Princess Anna of 'Frozen' finally receive their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Thai cuisine restaurants get two Michelin stars for first time at home

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:15 PM

This is the first time the leading guide has awarded the accolade to local establishments offering Thai cuisine

TWO STARS. Thai chef Chumpol (third from left) holds the two Michelin stars award during a ceremony in Bangkok on November 11. Photo by Stephane Delfour/AFP

Kisses Delavin leaves Star Magic, signs up with Triple A management

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Kisses Delavin's career is now being managed by the team which handles the likes of Marian Rivera and Maine Mendoza

Japan's kabuki harnesses the Force for Star Wars performance

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The performance on November 28 features key moments in the recent instalments of the series

Michelle Dy shades Jeffree Star: 'Call me trash all you want, but not the products'

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Michelle Dy takes to Twitter after Jeffree Star called her new brush line 'trash'

IN PHOTOS: The force is strong in this Star Wars-inspired Adidas collection

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Which pair of shoes is your Chosen One?

GALACTIC KICKS. The Adidas Star Wars collection features pieces inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Photo courtesy of Adidas

Jeffree Star on Michelle Dy’s makeup brush line: ‘Trash’

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:26 PM

'I don’t have time to review trash on my channel,' Youtube celebrity Jeffree Star says about local beauty vlogger Michelle Dy's new make-up line

'Game of Thrones' creators withdraw from 'Star Wars' trilogy

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:54 AM

David Benioff and D.B Weiss say they want to focus on their Netflix work – a deal signed after they agreed to work on the 'Star Wars' trilogy

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: D. B. Weiss (L) and David Benioff present the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year onstage at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BAFTA LA/AFP

NBA selects Salt Lake City to host 2023 All-Star Game

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The NBA All-Star showcase returns to Utah 30 years after it last hosted the event

TRADITION.The All-Star action has been an annual tradition for players like Stephen Curry and James Harden. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Are you ready for 'The Rise of Skywalker?'

LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Television 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'The General's Daughter' wins Best Primetime TV Series

WATCH: Aftermath of the Star City fire

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The once vibrant Star City amusement park is now dark and lifeless

SKELETONS. Majority of the Star City structures are now mere skeletons of the  rides and attractions they used to be. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Tenants eyed as suspects for possible arson of Star City

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) The owners will be summoned along with the tenants as part of the investigation

GASOLINE TRACES. Investigators of the Star City fire already consider it as a case of arson due to the presence of gasoline in an attraction that does not require it. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

DOLE allocates P5.5-M aid for Star City workers

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The aid will be provided for two months, but the workers' displacement may last 6 months

DISPLACED. Around 500 workers, who mostly performed administrative jobs, will be displaced for as long as 6 months. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ballet Manila's 'Giselle' moves to CCP Main Theater after Star City fire

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The show's original home, the Aliw Theater, was damaged in the blaze

On 55th birthday, Lisa Macuja Elizalde reminisces on 'gifts' destroyed in Star City fire

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Star and Aliw theaters are among the locations damaged by the fire

Char pattern hints arson as possible cause of Star City fire

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:56 AM

The Pasay City fire marshal says they were still looking at other angles

ARSON? Pasay City fire marshal Supt. Paul Pili said the char pattern and irregular bend of metal elements inside the structure could have been a result of arson. Photo by Ben Nabong

FAST FACTS: Things to know about Star City

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:12 PM

From its giant ferris wheel to signature roller coaster ride, the amusement park to many, will remain as one of the most fun places to be

'It's our happy place': Netizens recall favorite memories of Star City

Oct 02, 2019 - 1:25 PM

One of Metro Manila's most beloved attractions is in ashes, and Filipinos take to social media to mourn and reminisce

LOOK: Fire guts Star City complex in Pasay City

Oct 02, 2019 - 7:47 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The dawn blaze guts 80% of the Star City theme park

Firefighters ward off the extreme heat emanating from one of the buildings being gutted by the Task Force Bravo blaze inside an amusement park in Pasay City on Wednesday, October 2. Photo by Ben Nabong

Marvel's Kevin Feige to produce new 'Star Wars' film

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Feige joins the Lucasfilm team alongside studio president Kathleen Kennedy for a new chapter of the 'Star Wars' franchise

US director and Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige arrives for the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” World premiere at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood on June 26, 2019. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

Milliam, Maneja to represent PH in WTA Future Stars

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Alexa Joy Milliam and Justine Hannah Maneja rule the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls' Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament

UP-AND-COMING. Alexa Joy Milliam (left) and Justine Hannah Maneja will don the national colors in the WTA Future Stars. Contributed photo

8 beauty looks we loved at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM


BEST IN BEAUTY. Jodi Sta. Maria, Ylona Garcia, Nadine Lustre, and Julia Barretto were just some of the celebs who nailed the hair-and-makeup game at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Judy Ann Santos to auction off ABS-CBN Ball gowns for Bantay Bata

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Here's your chance to own at least one of the gowns Judy Ann wore to the ABS-CBN Ball!

DE LA RENTA. Judy Ann Santos in a Oscar de La Renta gown during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

FULL LIST: ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Awardees

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez win the Metro Best Dressed award

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach serves fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Truth be told, all her looks were on point

TIME TO SLAY. Pia Wurtzback at the ABS-CBN 2019 ball. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Maja Salvador attends ABS-CBN Ball 2019 with boyfriend Rambo Nuñez

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'The Killer Bride' actress is glowing in her Filipiniana number

LOOK: Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil go understated glam at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:47 AM

LizQuen look stunning as always

LIZQUEN. Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano walk the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla turn heads at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:44 AM

How'd you find your idols' looks for the night?

Kathniel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones are fun and fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The power couple are back on the red carpet together

Jericho Rosales Kim Jones. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Angel Locsin skips ABS-CBN Ball 2019, donates directly to Bantay Bata

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The actress instead directly donates to Bantay Bata 'the amount that [she's] supposed to spend in the ball'

SHARE THE LOVE. Angel Locsin during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Nadine Lustre and James Reid channel the Philippine flag at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:56 PM

JaDine slay the red carpet yet again

JADINE. Nadine Lustre and James Reid strike a pose on the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Piolo Pascual escorts Charo Santos to ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Piolo never fails

Piolo Pascual and Charo Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Kim Chiu is a vision in white at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:53 PM

The Chinita Princess has come a long way from her first Star Magic Ball outing

CHINITA PRINCESS. Kim Chiu walks the red carpet at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Julia Barretto goes feminine at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Julia walks the red carpet solo this year

Julia Baretto. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Bea Alonzo is a stunner at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:45 PM

What do you think of Bea Alonzo's red carpet look?

LOOK: Cristine Reyes walks the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet with her date, daughter Amarah

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Cristine and Amarah wore matching gold dresses by Neric Beltran

MOTHER-DAUGHTER. Cristine Reyes and daughter Amarah walk the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Couples and love teams at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:27 PM

It's kilig overload at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet! Which look do you like best?

LOOK: Ylona Garcia is literal gold at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Ylona is a stunner in this perfectly-styled look

ALL THAT GLITTERS. Ylona Garcia shines on the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler