Emmys fashion 2017: What were they thinking?!

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Pageant correspondent Voltaire Tayag tells us which stars at the Emmys missed the mark.

No hint of threat to 2018 Olympics – Bach

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:49 AM

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach downplayed security fears surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics

NO HINT OF FEAR. "There is not even a hint that there is a threat for the security of the games in the context of the tensions between North Korea and some other countries." Photo from PyeongChang Olympics 2018

No 'Plan B' for 2018 Winter Olympics – Pyeongchang chief

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:04 AM

The head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics says there is no plan B to move the Games as nuclear tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula

This photo taken February 4, 2017 shows a big banner at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, a venue for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

A more mature Michael Christian Martinez guns for Olympics slot

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:31 PM

Martinez is working hard to make his dream of competing in the Winter Olympics again a reality He aims to qualify via the Nebelhorn Trophy this September

WISER, MORE MATURE. Michael Christian Martinez, seen here during the 2017 World Championships, aims for another Winter Olympics ticket, this time as a more mature person and skater. Photo from ISU World Figure Skating Championships Helsinki 2017 Facebook page

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Apr 03, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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Apr 03, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Michael Christian Martinez's 2018 Olympic stint not yet certain

Apr 02, 2017 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED The International Skating Union confirms via email that Martinez did not qualify for the 2018 Games via the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships

UNCERTAIN. Michael Christian Martinez's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics is uncertain due to a technicality. File Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Northeastern U.S. dodges worst from Winter Storm Stella

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:16 AM

3rd UPDATE The National Weather Service revises its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York saying that the storm had moved across the coast

'STELLA' This NOAA/NASA GOES East satellite handout image taken on March 13, 2017 at 1400 UTC shows storm activity in the eastern United States. Handout / NOAA-NASA GOES Project

North Korea urged to join 'peace' Olympics in South

Feb 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Anyone who loves peace should participate have the right to participate There is no exception North Korea is not the exception

The emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is seen on an advertisement board outside the city hall in Seoul on January 26, 2016. Jung Yeong-Je/AFP

Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:59 AM

A raft of stories of NHS failure have hit the newspapers over recent years as it struggles to cope with a growing and ageing population and austerity policies Brexit campaigners made it one of their main campaign themes promising to channel it funds hitherto earmarked for Brussels

File photo of Big Ben and the UK Parliament from EPA/ Facundo Arrizabalaga

4 Russian skeleton athletes suspended

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF suspends 4 Russian competitors as the fallout from the expose into state backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics takes another twist

SUSPENDED. This file photo taken on February 14, 2014 shows Russia's Elena Nikitina reacting after finishing her run during the Women's Skeleton 4th and final Heat of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Nikitina, who was a bronze medalist in women's skeleton at Sochi, is claimed to be among those suspended. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:53 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

PAGASA: Dec 21 longest night of 2016 due to winter solstice

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Expect longer nights ahead too with the onset of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere

The sun rises over boats in Panglao island in Bohol on October 18, 2013, the area where a 7.1 magnitude quake struck on October 15. The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 172 as authorities warned it would probably climb even higher. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years – official

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The peak is due to the combination of emissions from vehicles and from domestic wood fires as well as near windless conditions – meaning pollutants have not been dispersed

PARIS AIR POLLUTION. A picture taken on December 5, 2016 from the Montparnasse tower shows a view of Paris in the smog. Photo by Thomas Samson/ AFP

Globe Telecom choir bags awards at international choral festival in HK

Dec 07, 2016 - 3:54 PM

The Globe Voices @ Work choir brings home several awards at the 7th Winter Choral Festival in Hong Kong

ALLELUIA. The Globe Voices @ Work corporate choir celebrates their win at the 7th Winter Choral Festival. Photo credit: Globe Voices @ Work

Greased-up Tongan flag bearer at Rio Olympics turns to Winter Games

Dec 07, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Tonga s muscle bound Rio Olympics flag bearer who went viral a few months ago is now switching to cross country skiing to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea

Tonga's flagbearer Pita Nikolas Taufatofua leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. File Photo by OLIVIER MORIN / AFP

South Korea seeks foreign athletes for 2016 Winter Games

Dec 02, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The influx of foreign athletes has led to criticism that the country is trying to buy medals and stripping Koreans of their chance to compete

ICE RACE. German luge racer Aileen Frisch is on the path to becoming a dual citizen of South Korea, joining two Russian biathletes and 6 foreign-born members hockey players who will represent South Korea. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP

South Korea prosecutors quiz former vice sports minister

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:36 PM

South Korean prosecutors questioned a former vice sports minister as their probe into the corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun Hye spreads to preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics

The emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is seen on an advertisement board outside the city hall in Seoul on January 26, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Olympics: Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing – report

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Richard McLaren: The Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes within a state dictated failsafe system

ANTI-DOPING. Richard Pound (C), head of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and members of the commission Richard H. McLaren (L), and Guenter Younger, hold a press conference in Unterschleissheim, Germany, January 14, 2016. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale scores record ratings

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Nielsen says that 8 9 million people watched the 10th and final episode of Game of Thrones season 6 on HBO

Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale recap: Shocking revelations galore

Jun 27, 2016 - 10:11 AM

Revelations dragons and more in the explosive Game of Thrones season 6 finale The Winds of Winter

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

[IN PHOTOS] 'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale: Sneak peek

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:29 PM

What happens after the fateful events last episode in Winterfell and Meereen? What s going on back in King s Landing?

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO, courtesy of HBO Asia

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May 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Russia denies state-run doping at showcase Sochi games

May 13, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Russia denies what it called unsubstantiated claims of a vast state run doping program during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seen by many as a triumph for Vladimir Putin

DENIAL. Gold and silver medalist at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia's cross country skier Alexander Legkov speaks during a press conference on May 13, 2016 in Moscow. Photo by Vasily Maximov / AFP

George RR Martin posts excerpt from new 'Game of Thrones' book

May 12, 2016 - 10:04 AM

You want to know what the Sand Snakes Prince Doran Areo Hotah Ellaria Sand Darkstar and the rest will be up to in Winds of Winter? asks Martin The excerpt from Winds of Winter gives readers a taste

DORAN MARTELL. The new excerpt from 'A Song of Ice and Fire' gives readers a taste of what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, and Darkstar are up to in 'Winds of Winter.' Above, Alexander Siddig plays Doran Martell in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones.' Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

South Korea's head of 2018 Winter Olympics resigns

May 03, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Cho Yang Ho the chairman of Hanjin Group and Korean Air resigned with immediate effect due to the critical financial issues facing Hanjin Shipping

In this file photo, Cho Yang-ho speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2016. YNA/EPA

'Captain America' bromance: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie on Cap's 'greatest love'

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Who really is Captain America s BFF – Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier or Sam Wilson Falcon? Stars of Captain America: Civil War weigh in

Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

WATCH: Jessica Chastain feeds Jimmy Kimmel durian

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:48 PM

They call it the blue cheese of fruit explains Jessica who tried the fruit during her press tour for The Huntsman: Winter s War

'BLEU CHEESE OF FRUIT.' Jessica Chastain makes Jimmy Kimmel try durian, a fruit known for its strong smell, on his show. Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

A visit to Grace Poe’s former US Home

Apr 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

I came I saw I took photos on my iPhone I observed the community too

WATCH: Team Iron Man takes on the Winter Soldier in 'Civil War' clip

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Bucky Barnes goes mano a mano against Iron Man Agent 13 Black Panther and Black Widow

'The Huntsman: Winter’s War' review: Tolerably ever after

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:24 PM

The spectacle’s initially entertaining but when the eyes get used to all the trickery it all becomes a drag – tolerable but essentially empty writes Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

WATCH: The return of Charlize Theron's beautiful baddie, Queen Ravenna

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

I think she s a bit of a lost cause Charlize says about her character the unapologetically evil Queen Ravenna

QUEEN RAVENNA. Charlize Theron talks about reprising her role as the evil Queen in 'The Huntsman: Winter's War. Rappler screengrab

WATCH: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain talk betrayal and second chances

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Chris and Jessica talk about the themes in The Huntsman: Winter s War their favorite and most challenging scenes and what makes this movie s set different from the others

'WINTER'S WAR.' Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain talk about their favorite scenes, the challenges they faced, and the themes in their upcoming movie, 'The Huntsman: Winter's War.' Rappler Screengrab

Judi Dench sets record at Olivier Awards

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Judi Dench becomes the most successful actor in the history of Britain s top theater awards the Oliviers with her 8th win

British actress Dame Judi Dench arrives for the 40th annual Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House in Central London, Britain, 03 April 2016. The annual theatre awards is named after British actor Laurence Olivier. EPA/WILL OLIVER

What we know about Grace Poe’s former house in Virginia

Mar 08, 2016 - 5:43 PM

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Her husband Neil Llamanzares purchased the 4 bedroom house at 2809 Winter Oaks Way in 1999 The couple sold it before they returned to the Philippines in 2006

FORMER HOUSE. Presidential candidate Grace Poe does not deny that this house at 2809 Oaks Way, Herndon, Virginia, used to be hers and husband Neil Llamanzares'. They sold it in 2006 before returning to the Philippines for good. Image from

East Timor makes debut in Winter Youth Olympics

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Alexi Gonclaves Goutt the Southeast Asian country’s lone representative to the Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games 2016 is the first Timorese to compete in the youth event

TIMORESE PRIDE. Alexi Gonclaves Goutt is set to compete in 4 events in Alpine Skiing. Photo by Pallavi Prasad/ Youth Information Service

VLOG: Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympics kicks off

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:32 PM

King Harald V of Norway opens the winter games which happens 22 years after he declared open the 1994 Winter Olympics in the same city

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT. The Youth Olympic flame is lit by Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Photo courtesy of Alexander Eriksson/ YIS

'Game of Thrones' to be released before 6th 'A Song of Ice and Fire' – George RR Martin

Jan 02, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Author George RR Martin says that the 6th book The Winds of Winter is not finished

'THE WINDS OF WINTER' UNFINISHED. Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark on 'Game of Thrones.' With its upcoming 6th season, the TV series will overtake its source material, George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Europe's winter warmth puts nature in tailspin

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Across Europe unseasonably warm winter weather leaves the natural world in a spin with plants insects and animals convinced Spring must be just around the corner

HOT WINTER. Spring temperatures in the month of December in Turin, northern Italy, December 27, 2015. Italy and many other countries in Europe face one of the hottest beginnings of winter. Photo by Alessandro di Marco/EPA

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Artificial summers chase away the winter doldrums

DARKNESS ONCE AGAIN. This file photo taken on November 12, 2015 shows the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminating the night sky near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

New York warm winter weather sets record

Dec 14, 2015 - 8:28 AM

Some people who dressed as Santa Clause in the city s annual SantaCon show up with only a t shirt and red trousers or even go bare chested

WARMEST WINTER. Patricia Burck, who performs in Times Square as the Naked Cowgirl, dresses in a bikini thanks to 60 degree weather on December 10, 2015 in New York City. Temperatures have been unusually warm despite the winter season. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Martinez finishes 7th in skating tourney despite leg injury

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:04 PM

Martinez finishes with a total of 202 82 points

General Motors recalls 70,000 autos from Russia

Oct 05, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Tests have shown the cars hydraulic assisted steering system could develop cracks in temperatures below minus 40 Celsius 40 Fahrenheit

Michael Martinez wins 2015 Asian Open Figure Skating tourney

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:38 AM

Martinez scores 72 14 points in the short program and 116 39 points in the free skating program

Beijing wins vote to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Jul 31, 2015 - 6:53 PM

Beijing will become the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics after defeating Almaty Kazakhstan by a narrow margin for the rights to stage the 2022 Winter Games

HISTORY. China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong speaks during the bid presentation to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Chinese city of Beijing, at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Vincent Thian/Pool/AFP

Lausanne to host 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Jul 31, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The International Olympic Committee has chosen its home city in Switzerland to host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (L) welcomes Swiss Minister of Defense and Sport Ueli Maurer (R) prior to their bid presentation to host the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

WATCH: Michael Martinez puts on figure skating exhibition

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:42 PM

Watch as Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez skates up a storm at SM Megamall

Japan, China, South Korea agree to boost tourism – reports

Apr 12, 2015 - 4:51 PM

The initiative comes amid simmering territorial rows between the three countries