Category Archives: News

YouTube sensation Maria Aragon is no Baby Gaga

by Nickie Wang

Fil-Canadian singer Maria Aragon is overwhelmingly grateful to Lady Gaga for giving her the opportunity to be noticed by the world after the pop superstar promoted her cover of the single “Born This Way.” Continue reading

Why Diether remains single

by Nickie Wang

Kapamilya star Diether Ocampo celebrated his 37th birthday last month through a benefit golf tournament participated by his close showbiz and non-showbiz friends. The proceeds went to Knowledge Channel and Kids Foundation, which has been the actor’s major charity for the less fortunate. Continue reading

Newsmakers: 10 Trending Searches on Yahoo! Philippines from August 8 to 14

  1. Cultural Center of the Philippines: The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is being criticized for housing the controversial Kulo art exhibit which includes Mideo Cruz’ mixed-media collage, Poletismo. The exhibition features election campaign posters, photos of national heroes and movie idols, religious images with condoms and Jesus Christ with a movable wooden penis. The CCP eventually closed down following a public outrage and vandalism. Continue reading

Spotlight: Superstar Nora Aunor and Drama Queen Judy Ann Santos in a grand showbiz comeback

by Nickie Wang

Two prominent showbiz names are making a big comeback on television. The first is hailed as the country’s lone superstar, who was out of the country for eight years, and the other is touted as soap opera queen, who took a short break after giving birth to her first child. Continue reading

Top Trending Topics on Yahoo! Philippines from August 1 to 7

Yahoo! saw searches spiking for young and old movie idols, Philippine sports team’s victory, the national language month, and the driver of a floating car. Continue reading

Television: Sizzling series from Kapamilya and Kapuso stations

After a very long wait, Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee starrer Maria la del barrio will finally air on primetime. The local adaptation of the popular Mexican series that originally starred Latin superstar Thalia, will take the timeslot of Mula Sa Puso. Continue reading

Cinemalaya 2011: Eugene Domingo no longer a second best

by Nickie Wang

A comedy about misguided ambitions, the art of making art and the romantisizing of poverty, that is what Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank ia all about and these are the same reasons why the jurors at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival chose the comedy feature as this year’s best full-length film, a misnomner, since it’s only a video.

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank was also the big winner in the annual indie film event that took place at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater on July 24. And the brightest star of the night was Eugene Domingo who won her first Best Actress award for the title role in the comedy feature. Continue reading

Tama ‘no?: Adel Tamano makes talk shows more intelligent by hosting ANC’s Tamano Perspective

The former senatorial candidate of the Nacionalista Party and ex-opposition spokesman has found a new way to express his thoughts. The noted lawyer and educator is bringing something new to our table by hosting ANC’s newest addition to its roster of intelligent talk shows. Continue reading

Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband are exclusively dating only

by Nickie Wang

In this day and age when young people can easy get a boyfriend or a girlfriend even just after a few encounters on social networking sites, it’s quite hard to believe that young star Angel Locsin and Philippine Azkals most identified member Phil Younghusband are just simply dating. Continue reading

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo movie part 3

Any positive report about Sarah Geronimo is a beautiful music to the ears of Popsters, the official name of her fans club. And if the news that Sarah and John Lloyd Cruz movie were a song, it would have been a fast track ditty that calls for a celebration. Continue reading

Perfect dance from a dancer’s imperfections

by Nickie Wang

You have already seen the movements such as turned-in knees, sideways shuffling, and rolled shoulders in Beyoncé Knowle’s “Single Ladies” music video, which achieved great success and spawned numerous parodies from people all over the globe, including the wacky versions of Justin Timberlake and Joe Jonas.  Continue reading

11 Filipino businessmen join Forbes Magazine’s elite list of billionaires

Eleven richest Filipinos joined the elite billionaire’s list compiled by Forbes Magazine. For the fourth year in a row, Sy remained the Philippines’ richest man with a net worth of $7.2 billion,  up from $5 billion last year. Continue reading

Sitti embraces new sound

by Nickie Wang

Sitti Navarro is still the first name that comes into our head when we talk about Bossa Nova, but when she launched an album last week, the sultry singer surprised her fans for she seemed to have embraced a new sound.  Continue reading

Everybody lilly lilly likes Ryan Bang

After a number of consecutive hosting stints and TV appearances, in different shows on the Kapamilya network, Ryan Bang has already become one of the most loved and awaited young stars on Philippine television today. And now, he is indeed ready to completely break into the world of show business with the release of his self-titled album. Continue reading

Kate Winslet stars in a five-episode miniseries on HBO

The much-anticipated HBO Original Miniseries, MILDRED PIERCE, starring Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet in the title role, will premiere in Asia on Thursday, June 9, with a special 2-hour premiere starting 9pm on HBO / HBO HD. Continue reading

Manila Symphony Orchestra celebrates 85 years of music

by Nickie Wang

The Manila Symphony Orchestra’s reputation as one of Asia’s first orchestras has two faces, the first is its rich history having trained highly gifted musicians and the other one is its struggle to convince its corporate sponsors to put art as one of their top priorities.  Continue reading

Proudly Green: De La Salle’s history in song and dance

by Nickie Wang

One of the country’s premier universities is celebrating its centennial anniversary, and the key people behind the festivity want to highlight the school’s colorful history in a grand musical that will feature more than 70 talents and performers. Continue reading

Charice’s new single is another singer’s reject

by Nickie Wang

At last, Charice is going to sing an original song in the two-part season finale of the hit US series, Glee. The 19-year-old Filipino singer will perform “As Long as You’re There.” But this is not the reason why Chasters (the nickname of Charice’s fans) have been busy online defending their idol. Continue reading

Can MYMP make their mommas proud again?

This is not a post Mother’s day message, this is about Make Your Momma Proud or simply MYMP’s attempt to resurface on the local music circuit. Continue reading

Sarah Geronimo’s songs of heartaches

After one-and-a-half years since the release of the now multi-platinum record Music and Me, pop star and concert queen Sarah Geronimo is ready to deliver. She is finally back on the music scene with a more mature sound and a more personal CD.

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