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Sarah Lahbati shares her True Beauty in a book

Beauty is not just skin-deep. Just ask Sarah Lahbati, one of the most beautiful stars in Tinseltown. Better yet, get a copy of her first book, True Beauty: How To Glam Your Life Inside And Out. In it she details all the difficulties, struggles, and hardships she has gone through from her awkward childhood days to her tentative teen years and beyond. And she shares all the triumphs she has had in overcoming self-doubt as well as the lessons she has learned that helped her become the confident young woman that she is today.

MASCULADOS’ ORLANDO SOL DEBUTS SOLO ALBUM, STARS IN ONLINE DRAMA SERIES

Actor, model and singer Orlando Sol, a member of the Masculados group, is now embarking on a solo career as an artist as he launches his first-ever album and takes the lead in an online romantic-drama series. His album entitled “Emosyon” features five original  hugot  love songs composed by Jerwin Nicomedez. This will be distributed under Star Music.

MAYWARD STAYS AFLOAT FOR “MATANGLAWIN” CHALLENGE

Kim Atienza challenges Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 Teens Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, more popularly known as “Mayward,” with a pop quiz while on the largest floating playground in Asia this Sunday (April 30), 10am on “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN. 

ANC WINS BIG AT THE 15TH GAWAD TANGLAW, NY FESTIVALS

 ANC team with ABS-CBN CorpComm head Kane Errol Choa at Gawad Tanglaw ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, brings pride to the country after winning in the prestigious New York Festivals while also dominating the news categories in the academe-based 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards this year, further stamping it’s  mark as the gold standard in Philippine news.  ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs head Ging Reyes accepted the Bronze Medal for the ANC documentary “Warmer,” which won a Bronze Medal in the climate change and sustainability category in this year’s New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards, a day after ANC’s six trophy-haul in Gawad Tanglaw last April 25. 

VICE AND COCO’S “SUPER PARENTAL GUARDIANS” PREMIERES ON SUPER KBO THIS LONG WEEKEND

Star Cinema’s “Super Parental Guardians,” the massive box office hit of 2016 that made Filipinos laugh out loud, will finally premiere on ABS-CBN TVplus and mobile platforms this long weekend via ABS-CBN’s Super Kapamilya Box Office (KBO).       Fresh from its successful theatrical release, “Super Parental Guardians” is set to bring loads of fun and laughter this coming long weekend of families who will be spending time at home.  

Matters of the heart surround teleserye “Langit Lupa’s” finale

Love is in the air in the ABS-CBN family-oriented series  Langit Lupa  (Heaven and Earth) as it airs its final episode which will be seen in the Philippines via ABS-CBN and outside the homeland via TFC with streaming simulcast its Philippine airing via TFC online (TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide.

TFC continues to bring cheers to Filipinos in Asia Pacific with 2017 offerings

After a string of successful  Kapamilya  events in Japan and Korea; to content-based fans’ day in Hong Kong and Malaysia; to movie premieres in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore; ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (“TFC”) in Asia Pacific continues to bring more reasons for Filipinos in the region to celebrate and feel connected to home. Ailene Averion, ABS-CBN Global Ltd. managing director for Asia Pacific shares: “TFC has been bringing pieces of home to the region through its programs and live events.  This year, we continue to serve more  Kapamilyas  as we expand in Asia Pacific and bring new programs and experiences that inform, entertain and hopefully inspire.”

iWant TV FEATURES AWAITED TELESERYE MOMENTS FOR THE LONG WEEKEND

The most awaited television events last week—The Greatest Love finale and new episodes of teleserye Pusong Ligaw—and 80s classic movie Working Girls lead the line-up of features that are now on iWant TV for your binge-watching pleasure this weekend.  

Myx TV GM Miguel Santos Named Among StudioDaily 50 Honorees for Creativity and Innovation in Media and Entertainment

StudioDaily  announced recently its 50 honorees on its second-annual list of the  StudioDaily 50  — key creatives and technologists whose leadership and influence are breaking new ground in media and entertainment. Miguel Santos, general manager for Myx TV , a channel owned and operated by  ABS-CBN International , was included in the list, under the  category of Independents .  The list includes honorees from the likes of Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and Encore.

“KING ARTHUR” STARS INVITE PH FANS TO WATCH THE EPIC ADVENTURE

Charlie Hunnam and Judel Law, stars of Warner Bros. Pictures' new epic action adventure  King Arthur: Legend   of the Sword, greet “Mabuhay Philippines!” as they invite Filipino fans to watch the film. Directed by Guy Ritchie,  King Arthur: Legend of the Swoerd  stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Oscar nominee Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by Joby Harold.

GIRLFRIENDS HAVE A “ROUGH NIGHT” IN TEASER POSTER

“ The best nights never go as planned,” or so declares the teaser poster of Columbia Pictures' new comedy  Rough Night , starring Scarlett Johansson. In  Rough Night , an edgy R-rated comedy, five best friends from college (played by Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite  10 years later  for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to figure out what to do,their night takes some hilariously unexpected turns, ultimately bringing them closer together when it matters most.

“CARS 3” HERO GETS BACK ON TRACK WITH NEW TRAILER

One last chance. One more dream. View Disney-Pixar's new  Cars 3  trailer here and watch the comedy adventure in Philippine cinemas on August 23, 2017. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

NIETES AND NANPATECH DUEL ON PINOY PRIDE 40 DOMINATION ON SKY PAY-PER-VIEW

An explosive weekend awaits SKY Pay-Per-View subscribers as they get a ringside view of one of the most anticipated fights of the year, the Donnie "Ahas" Nietes—Komgrich Nantapech duel, a fight for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Championship this  Saturday, April 29, 6PM .

JUDY ANN STAGES CUTEST COMEBACK ON TV VIA NEW SEASON OF “BET ON YOUR BABY”

The queen is back. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo returns to television this May as ABS-CBN brings back the cutest game show on Philippine television, “Bet On Your Baby,” for another exciting and cuteness-filled season. “I’m so excited to be working on TV again. I was gone for more than a year so it feels good to do a show again that is close to you heart. I hope one of your kids can join us in the Baby Dome,” said Juday.

JAKE EJERCITO & LAUREN REID LEAD AS STYLE STARS AT THE 2017 ZALORA STYLE AWARDS

ZALORA, Asia’s top online fashion destination, is proud to celebrate five years of changing the way consumers shop for fashion in the region. Throughout the month of March, several anniversary activations will be rolled out across Asia – in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines. This year, ZALORA has partnered with local tastemakers and talented creatives to launch a campaign, titled #ZALORAICONS, to commemorate this significant milestone.

Members Get More at Watsons

Shopping for the best beauty and health products just got even more exciting and satisfying as Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, today launched its “Members Get More” campaign where members get more savings, more points and more value in more than 500 Watsons stores nationwide. Members Get More gives shoppers more reasons to come back to Watsons by giving more rewards and exclusive privileges to card-bearing customers.

Sarah Geronimo Speaks Up

Last April 21, 2017, Kamillosan launched its latest campaign with a new endorser at Discovery Primera. This was also the venue where Kamillosan launched its Speak Up advocacy – in the hopes of making the brand mean more to the market beyond just providing relief from sore throat.   While waiting for the event to start, guests were requested to participate in the Kamillosan video booth, and record their answers to the question, “How do you encourage people with the power of your voice?” These videos were then shown at the end of the program and uploaded on the brand’s official Facebook page, Kamillosan PH.

“BAYWATCH” CAST STRIKES LIFEGUARD POSES IN NEW POSTER

Paramount Pictures has just released the new poster for its highly awaited raunchy comedy  Baywatch , the big-screen adaptation of the iconic beach lifeguard show of the '90s. Opening in Philippine cinemas on  May 31, 2017 ,  Baywatch  is directed by Seth Gordon ( Horrible Bosses ) and stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera.

“KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD” LAUNCHES PROPHECY TRAILER

The born king will come… it is inevitable. Warner Bros. Pictures has just launched a new trailer of its epic fantasy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, from director Guy Ritchie. Check out the Prophecy Trailer here and watch  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword  in Philippine cinemas starting  May 17, 2017 .

KIM, GERALD FIGHT FOR LOVE AND DREAMS IN TV COMEBACK “IKAW LANG ANG IIBIGIN”

Viewers are set to witness the story of two people who will strive   to reach for   their dreams and fight for their true love in ABS-CBN series “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin,” featuring the most-awaited   television   reunio n of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. From “Sana Maulit Muli,” “My Girl,” “Your Song,” “Tayong Dalawa,” and “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo,” KimErald will once again grace the television screens as they play new roles that will surely leave a mark in viewers’ hearts. Fans should also watch out for the newest tandem of Jake Cuenca and Coleen Garcia set to add more excitement in the series.

Jolly Spaghetti: Timeless sweet-sarap goodness

New Jollibee TVC captures the  tamis-linamnam  deliciousness of a classic favorite Jollibee, the Philippines’ number one fast-food brand, has always been the dining destination of choice among Filipino kids and kids-at-heart. The latest TV commercial for the best-selling Jolly Spaghetti, which began airing on March 26, 2017, features the British-Filipino child star Xia Vigor enjoying the product and how its timelessly appealing  tamis-linamnam  flavor will always bring out the jolly kid in everyone.

SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL IN MANILA

The blissfully silly heavenly hit show and much acclaimed Broadway musical comedy Sister Act premieres on  June 27  at The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City. Touted as America’s new musical comedy classic, Sister Act brings to the musical theater scene a stage re-creation of the music and general story of the hit 1992 film comedy of the same title, but with an all-original score and script and spectacular production design. The show is part of the Asian leg of the American production’s Asian tour for 2017. The musical will run for only two weeks with no extension.

EMPOWERED LADIES ROCK THE "GALAXY" IN “GUARDIANS” SEQUEL

The women of Marvel Studios'  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 –  Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) are ready to rock the galaxy in the year's highly anticipated sequel. In the film, reformed assassin Gamora hopes that her heroic deeds with the Guardians will help her atone for the sins of her past. Gamora must grapple with her own demons and the consequences of her flight from Thanos’ employ when confronted by her adoptive sister Nebula.

SUSPENSE THRILLER “THE BEGUILED” BEWILDERS WITH FIRST TRAILER

Universal Pictures and Focus Features has premiered the first trailer for director Sofia Coppola’s new suspense thriller  The Beguiled  starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Dunst and Elle Fanning. View the trailer here and watch  The Beguiled  in Philippine cinemas this July 2017.

NIK QISTINA RELEASES AN ACOUSTIC VERSION OF HER FIRST SINGLE- YOUNG HEARTS (STRIPPED FT. DARREN ESPANTO)

Nik Qistina duets with Filipino – Canadian singer, Darren Espanto whose debuted album is now a certified platinum album. The two talented singers have teamed up to release a stripped down version of ‘ Young Hearts’ through Universal Music Malaysia and estimated to be released on the  21st April 2017  on all digital music platform. ‘ Young Hearts ’, originally produced by Kieran Kuek of Universal Music Publishing, initially took the internet by storm, and has gathered more than 932,000 plays on Spotify, and 525,000 views in total on her VEVO channel.

IT’S GAME ON AS SHOOTING BEGINS ON NEW LINE CINEMA’S “GAME NIGHT”

Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night,” starring Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, TV’s “Arrested Development”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”). Filming began on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, marking their second film as co-directors following “Vacation.” Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies,” TV’s “American Crime Story”), Sharon Horgan (Amazon’s “Catastrophe”), Lamorne Morris (TV’s “New Girl”), Jesse Plemons (“Black Mass,” TV’s “Fargo”), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s “Pitch,” “Under the Dome”), Michael Cyril Creighton (“Spotlight”) and Kyle Chandler (“Manchester by the Sea,” TV’s “Bloodline”).

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS: JUAN KARLOS LABAJO RELEASES COMPOSED TRACK “DEMONYO” AUTOTELIC OUT WITH THIRD SINGLE “LANGUYIN”

Still in the cast of ABS-CBN’s “A Love to Last”, in which he plays aspiring musician Lucas Noble, MCA Music Artist Juan Karlos Labajo releases his second single “Demonyo” from his sophomore album “JKL”. Composed by Juan Karlos himself, you will be amazed how the song is not really about evils but being opposites with lyrics like “Ikaw ay anghel na napadpad sa impyerno. Ako ang demonyong gagabay sa iyo. Pabalik sa langit. Habang tayo ay paakyat akoy napaibig.”

GABBY ALIPE PAYS IT FORWARD

With the success of his debut solo EP A New Strain, former Urbandub frontman Gabby Alipe is riding high these days. “Visions,” his first single as a solo artist, became a radio hit—and its successor “Paalam” is poised to do the same.             Since so many good things have come his way lately, Gabby and his record label MCA Music decided to pay it forward by supporting School-in-a-Bag, a program run by Smart Communications. The program aims to make learning easier for students in disadvantaged areas by giving them digital learning tools. Those tools include a solar panel for electricity, a laptop, a tablet, a mobile phone, a pocket WiFi with starter load, an LED TV, and a wide variety of study modules.

HOOQ celebrates success with new partners, new TVOD service and a slew of new Asian and Hollywood shows

HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia—has had a productive and successful two years since its inception, delivering the best of both Asian and Hollywood entertainment to homes across Asia.  HOOQ has subscribers in the millions, all of whom can enjoy over 30,000 hours of quality entertainment, and this will be increased with new partnerships from Paramount Pictures, BBC Worldwide and Endamol Shine.  Further to this, HOOQ today announced a new service that delivers movies fresh from the cinema to your home – Transactional VOD (TVOD).  This allows blockbuster movies to hit the service within three months of their theatrical release.  To top it all off, customers subscribing to the current Subscription VOD (SVOD) service will be able to enjoy one movie from the TVOD library each month as part of their SVOD subscription at no additional cost! “Securing new partners such as Paramount pictures, BBC and Endemol Shine are a testament to the fact that HOOQ ha

KZ REIGNS SUPREME IN ONE MUSIC PH DIGITAL CONCERT ON SUNDAY

Singer KZ has proven herself to be one of the music industry’s most inventive artists, earning the title Soul Supreme, proving her mettle in different genres, and collaborating with the most respected OPM artists in the country. It is now her turn to reign supreme and show off her unique singing voice to prove she can make any song her own as she headlines her first digital concert for ABS-CBN’s music portal One Music PH, “One Music Presents KZ Tandingan: Soul Supremacy”  this Sunday  ( April 23 ) at  6PM .

Xia Vigor leads Jollibee’s Jolly Spaghetti’s sweet-sarap dance in new made-for-digital video

The best tasting, sweet- sarap  Jolly Spaghetti has been known to bring out the joyful kid in both kids and the kids at heart.  Jollibee recently uploaded a made-for-digital video featuring its newest endorser, multi-talented child star Xia Vigor, leading the Jollibee sweet- sarap  dance.

ABS-CBN LAUNCHES AFTERNOON TV’S NEWEST FACES IN “PUSONG LIGAW”

A story of love and pursuing dreams… ABS-CBN gives afternoon television a whole new look as it premieres a powerful story about love and ambition in “Pusong Ligaw” beginning this Monday (Apr 24). Produced by Star Creatives, “Pusong Ligaw” is led by a fresh ensemble of talents that viewers will surely watch out for every weekday afternoon --- Diego Loyzaga, Sofia Andres, Enzo Pineda, Beauty Gonzales, Bianca King, Joem Bascon, and Raymund Bagatsing.

CONVERSE UNVEILS FOREVER CHUCK A FILM CELEBRATION OF CHUCK TAYLOR

New content debuts diverse collective of people brought together by Converse who are driving and redefining youth culture Rooted in youth culture, Chuck Taylor has been and will continue to be, an ever-lasting symbol — never a trend. Chuck is 100-years old, and still brand new. To bring the street style icon to today’s generation, the “Forever Chuck” campaign launched this past February as the first global initiative to serve the encapsulating spirit of youth. Taking over social media feeds, retail displays and digital commerce with engaging stylized images, the videos all told stories of Chuck’s rich history and bright future as a cultural mainstay.  Today, Converse officially debuts the most pinnacle piece to the story of Chuck. The  “Forever Chuck” content  is a film that punctuates the campaign by taking a stand for the community of Chuck fans worldwide. It exudes a youthful energy and spirit for the next era of Chuck by bringing together a collective of bold

CHRIS PRATT SLAYS AS STAR-LORD IN “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2”

Chris Pratt inhabits Peter Quill aka Star-Lord anew in Marvel Studios'  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , as he faces a family issue that he is compelled to resolve—his true parentage. Pratt reprises the role that propelled him into Marvel fandom and leading-man status. Having now saved the galaxy once, the half-human intergalactic adventurer known as Star-Lord is newly famous and keenly aware of it. When the Guardians’ newfound notoriety brings Quill’s long-lost father back into his life, his bond with the other Guardians will be put to the test.

13 Reasons Why I Love "Can't Help Falling In Love"

The latest KathNiel movie is not just being adored by its fans but I have some friends who are not fond of the love team but is starting to like them because of their portrayal in the film "Can't Help Falling In Love." If you haven't watch it, let me convince you by sharing to you the 13 reasons why I can't help but fall in love with KathNiel and their latest rom-com movie. 1. The versatility of KathNiel as they showcase their comic skills that you would wish they'll come up with a sitcom someday. 2. The way the film showed the beauty of Cebu as a tourist destination. 3. I am made to believe that Daniel and Kath will really make a beautiful married couple. 4. The make-up and styling of Kathryn Bernardo. So perfect! 5. That summer body of Daniel. Who says you need to have abs? 6. The way it tackles marriage and annulment. A post shared by STAR Cinema (@starcinema) on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:12pm PDT 7. The way the movie subtly

MayWard Keeps Your Summer Cool With McDo's Creamy McFreeze

A month after the newest love team produced by the latest PBB edition "MayWard" (Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber) came out of the most famous house in the country, the two has a commercial already from one of the top global food chain, McDonald's. Maymay and Edward are showing their bubbly and cool personalities in the commercial as they make a catwalk on the streets with their signature pouty lips going to McDonald's to try   the newest summer sensation from McDo: the Creamy McFreeze. I'm sure more brands will trust the two as MayWard starts appearing more on TV and in the movies soon.

The LG G6 experience: Fit the universe in your handNewest smartphone powerhouse now in the Philippines

Newest smartphone powerhouse now in the Philippines Last year, global technology innovator LG Electronics blew away the Mobile World Congress with its G5 smartphone, garnering the most awards among all the other mobile powerhouses. Because of its worldwide success, expectations of tech experts were high in this year’s MWC run, which launched its successor LG G6. Today, two months after its global unveiling—where global tech experts Wired, Android Authority, Digital Trends, PCMag and TeachRadar hailed the G6 as the best smartphone of MWC 2017, the multi-award-winning device officially opened its doors to the Philippine market through a massive event at SM Mega Fashion Hall. Consumers, media partners and celebrities gathered together to experience LG’s latest flagship, which projects itself as the ideal social media smartphone for any digitally-savvy user.

SHOOTING STARTS ON “A STAR IS BORN,” STARRING BRADLEY COOPER AND STEFANI GERMANOTTA (LADY GAGA)

Filming begins today on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) is helming the film, marking his directorial debut.