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By Pocholo Concepcion
For a moment, Gary Lising was speechless, quite a departure from his usual loquacious self. He was recalling how astonished he was when Robin Padilla sent him P100,000 after the action star heard of his distressing condition, which was reported widely on TV recently.
By Maureen Manuel
When you’re driven by passion, you go all out in your endeavors. You gamble, and fear of failure hardly bothers you. That’s how Paulo Avelino describes himself.
By Jean Lee
The heart of this city, once famous for its Dickensian darkness, now pulsates with neon.
By Eric S. Caruncho
So far, being typecast as a “hot Korean babe” has been working out incredibly well for Jinri Park. The 24-year-old model, radio disc jockey and now multimedia celebrity first made a splash posing in a bikini for FHM magazine a couple of years back.
By Armin Adina
MANILA, Philippines–Fifty Binibining Pilipinas aspirants for the 50th edition of the pageant were formally presented to the media at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La yesterday in the search for the successor to 2012 Miss Universe first runner-up Janine Tugonon. Donning Colombian-made swimsuits, the 50 young women sashayed onstage in front of fans, [...]
Cover StoryBy Eric S. Caruncho
Word up: “Salarin,” Gloc 9’s duet with Bamboo off his 2012 album “Mga Kuwento ng Makata,” is a guttural cry of anguish straight from the Pinoy underbelly: a work of Tagalog poetry as authentic, as fully realized and as powerful as “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” or “Isang Dipang Langit.” Gloc 9 credits the [...]
An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants, in New Line Cinema’s 3D fantasy, action-adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer” from director Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “The Usual Suspects”).
Away from the bright lights of show business, some stars choose to retreat to a silent sanctuary where they can contemplate and shake off the pressures of work. After all, celebrities have to make sure that they have healthy glowing skin from head to toe.
By Pocholo Concepcion
The idea of having pioneering reggae star Jimmy Cliff and outstanding soul singer Joss Stone perform in a music festival with a mountain as backdrop is not farfetched in Europe or the United States. But if it will happen in the Philippines, that would be mind-bending.
Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller “Savages,” featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.
By Mark Sablan
The local entertainment scene is thriving, with the following young stars showing promise in their respective fields. From reality show winners (and losers) to networks’ prized finds, here are the names that we’re confident will make waves this 2013.