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PBB OTSO BATCH 3, READY FOR LIFE IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD

After overcoming Big Brother’s tough challenges, “PBB Otso’s” Batch 3 Teen Big 4 and former housemates are now ready to face tougher battles in the outside world with the lessons they learned while staying in the “PBB” house.

PhilPop Bootcamp 2019 kicks off in Batangas

Smart powers nationwide workshops for aspiring songwriters The country’s premier songwriting competition is back again to shine the spotlight on the Philippines’ next generation of OPM stars. To kick off this year’s events, Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop), in partnership with Smart, is headed to Batangas for the first leg of the PhilPop Bootcamp 2019. The four-day workshop for upcoming songwriters will be held on May 27 to 30 at Club Balai Isabel.

PARANORMAL MEETS CRIME IN BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT’S NEWEST THRILLER THE INBETWEEN

Enter the unknown in new American drama series premiering May 31 at 10:35PM express from the U.S. Justice can be painfully slow in a cold-case murder, but what if the victim can reach out from beyond the grave? In the upcoming crime series, The InBetween, airing on Blue Ant Entertainment this May 31, the unhappy dead provide clues to help unravel the mystery of their demise and even help solve the most challenging cases through supernatural means.

Shopee reveals Sarah Geronimo as new brand ambassador in time for Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

Filipinos can stay tuned for Shopee and Sarah Geronimo’s first television commercial airing on June 1 Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo as their new brand ambassador in time for the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from June 3 to July 7. On June 1, Filipinos can stay tuned for the first-ever television commercial of Shopee with Sarah Geronimo.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN BALI FOR THE “MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL” FAN EVENT

Chris Hemsworth (Agent H) takes hundreds of selfies at this fun fan event in Bali, Indonesia for  Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure  Men in Black: International. Check out the fan event’s highlights here and watch  Men in Black: International  in Philippine cinemas June 12.

STORY OF A BOY’S STOLEN LIFE REVEALED IN “THE GOLDFINCH” TRAILER

Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios have released the first trailer for their highly anticipated film adaptation of the globally acclaimed best-selling novel, “The Goldfinch.” Check out the trailer here and watch “The Goldfinch” in Philippine cinemas this October.

ACER KICKS OFF BACK TO SCHOOL PROMO

Acer Philippines offers an irresistible back to school promotion with a complimentary Adidas voucher for every purchase of any eligible and registered laptops and desktops. Whether it is technology or fashion, millennials are always at the center of things. They know what’s hot and what’s not. Thanks to technology, the youth is always updated on style, trends, current events and anything viral. 

ELLA CRUZ, GETS RAPED BY STEPFATHER EPI QUIZON IN “IPAGLABAN MO”

Jacqueline “Jack” Manuel’s (Ella Cruz) life gets sidetracked when she gets maltreated and raped by her own stepfather Edgar Laserna (Epi Quizon) and when her mother, Doray Manuel’s (Ara Mina) sides with him this Saturday (June 1) in “Ipaglaban Mo.”      The boyish and rebellious Jack often gets the ire of her family because she seldom helps at home, which causes tension between her and Doray. She gets a spark of hope when Edgar, Doray’s live-in partner, comes into their lives, thinking that she will finally have the father figure she always craved for. But she gets maltreated and raped three times by Edgar. When she tells Doray of her ordeal, Doray sides with Edgar, pushing her to abandon her own home and become a household help.

AN UNHOLY NIGHT AWAITS IN THE NEW “ANNABELLE COMES HOME” TRAILER

The sinister doll Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the Warrens’ home in the  official trailer 2 of New Line Cinema ’s “Annabelle Comes Home.” Check out the trailer here and watch  “Annabelle Comes Home”  in Philippine cinemas on June 26.

MICHAEL FASSBENDER AND FELLOW MUTANTS FACE GREATEST THREAT IN “X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX”

The emotional story of a divided hero, a divided family and a divided world, X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain. The film was written and directed by Simon Kinberg and produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Hutch Parker, p.g.a., Lauren Shuler Donner and Todd Hallowell.                        The culmination of a superhero saga nearly two decades in the making, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is the spectacular new blockbuster is part science-fiction thriller, part character-driven drama, posing intriguing questions about identity and destiny.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, MAGIC DEBUTS TOP 3 SHORT FILMS

The Top 3 content creators of Lights, Camera, Magic, Star Magic’s first-ever video-making competition, are now all set to showcase their visual ingenuity for the first time through their culminating short films at the LCM Celebrity Screening today. After receiving a grant from Star Magic to develop their 2-minute video entries into 15-minute short films while being mentored by esteemed directors Mikhail Red (“Eerie” & “Birdshot) JP Habac (“I’m Drunk I Love You” ) & “Sakaling Maging Tayo”) and Victor Villanueva (“Kusina Kings” & “Patay na si Hesus”).

#ICYMI: ALTERNATIVE POP BAND ROOM FOR CIELO BRINGS A WAVE OF NOSTALGIA WITH A SONG ABOUT MOVING ON

“Promise bukas, malakawa meron na ako’ng iba,” sings ROOM FOR CIELO , an alternative pop band hailing from the south of the metro. In their newest single , the band narrates the ups and downs of nursing a heartbreak. “Bukas, Makalawa” pulls at the listeners’ heartstrings as the protagonist reminisces a lost love and his journey of moving on. With its relatable and honest lyrics, “Bukas, Makalawa” is the newest hugot song to dominate music listeners’ sawi playlist.

UNCOVER THE BEST-KEPT SECRET IN THE UNIVERSE IN “MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL”

The Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe, but so have the scum of the universe. And to keep us safe, decorated Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and determined rookie M (Tessa Thompson) are partnered – an unlikely pairing that just might work. As they face a new alien threat that can take the form of anyone, including MIB agents, they must join forces on a globetrotting adventure to save the agency and ultimately the world, in Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure  Men in Black: International.

Angel Guardian and Kelvin Miranda are Beauty and the Hypebeast in GMA's One Hugot Away

For the second offering of GMA Public Affairs online series "One Hugot Away," GMA Artist Center's young stars Angel Guardian and Kelvin Miranda will bring life to Cat and Joe in "Beauty and the Hypebeast," a story about love and friendship. This short film will be available on June 8 in GMA Network's Youtube and Facebook accounts, while snippets will be aired in between GMA-7 programs throughout the day. Kelvin has appeared in several Kapuso shows like "Ang Forever Ko'y Ikaw" and is in the cast of upcoming movie "Dead Kids." Angel has recently signed with GMA Music. She was part of the hit teleserye"Onanay" and will be seen in the upcoming film "Black Lipstick." Check out our interview with Angel and Kelvin below.

BATIT, TAN, ASHLEY AND YEN COMPLETE BATCH THREE BIG FOUR

Ashley Del Mundo, Tan Rocal, Batit Espiritu, and Yen Quirante complete the batch three big four of "PBB Otso" last Saturday (May 25). Batit and Tan already secured the first two slots after winning the Big Jump challenges of Kuya.  Meanwhile, the fate of the last two housemates making it to the big four was in the hands of the viewers. Ashley got the highest number of votes with 56.45% followed b y Yen with 22.7% of the votes. 

MARIS COLLABORATES WITH RICO BLANCO FOR NEW SINGLE “ABOT LANGIT”

Maris Racal is extra thrilled that she got the chance to work with OPM icon Rico Blanco for her new single entitled “Abot Langit,” produced under Star Pop. “I was just very vocal on Twitter that I wanted to meet him. A few weeks later, a fan tagged him when I tweeted that I was looking for someone to work with on my music,” said Maris during her “Abot Langit” media conference.

Joshua Garcia is back with another Jollibee #TodoSarap commercial!

Featuring the “Todo Toppings, Todo Sarap” Jolly Hotdog How clingy is  todo- clingy? In the new Jollibee ad featuring young actor Joshua Garcia, the script gets flipped as his friends show their acting chops and go all-out, just like the  todo  toppings , todo sarap  Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog!

Vivo launches Vivo V15 Blossom Pink and new celebrity endorser, Maine Mendoza

Vivo Philippines held a fun and fabulous launch for the Vivo V15 Blossom Pink and its newest endorser, Maine Mendoza, at the SM Megamall Activity Center. The leading smartphone developer chose the TV host and actress for her determined spirit – one that overcomes challenges and rises up from expectations.

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN LEADS CAST OF “GODZILLA II: KING OF THE MONSTERS”

To give the monster apocalypse “Godzilla II: King of the Monsters” a human face, writer-director Michael Dougherty enlisted an acclaimed, international, culturally diverse cast to bring to life the team of scientists, soldiers and civilians banding together against the monster horde, led by Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, as Mark, Emma and Madison Russell, respectively.

Does Dia Nicole Magno has what it takes to become Miss Universe Philippines 2019?

Butuan, Caraga region shows pride on their representative in the upcoming Bb Pilipinas 2019 in Binibini 39, Dia Nicole Magno.  This 25 years old stunner is a graduate of Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University. It's not new for Dia to represent our country as she competed as a  national player for badminton in the doubles category during the XXVI Southeast Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia last 2011. Her competitive spirit has drove her to join the Bb Pilipinas even if she's a newcomer to the pageant world. She believes that her causes and determination will put that Bb Pilipinas crown on her head. While I was browsing through her photos, I can't help but see her resemblance to Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. Do you agree? Check out our interview with her as she bares her heart out and shares perspectives on current issues. The 40 contestants are vying for six crowns: Miss Universe Philippines, Binibining Pilipin

KEVIN HART VOICES `CAPTAIN’ SNOWBALL IN “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2”

Crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (voiced by Kevin Hart) develops some serious delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas, in Universal Pictures and Illumination’s new comedy adventure  The Secret Life of Pets 2 .

TEEN GIRL & YETI EMBARK ON AN EPIC QUEST IN FIRST “ABOMINABLE” TRAILER

Getting home can be the greatest adventure of all.  Check out the newly-released first trailer of DreamWorks Animation’s  Abominable  below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas this September.

ABS-CBN’S “QUEZON’S GAME” TO PREMIERE IN CINEMAS

The multi-awarded period film “Quezon’s Game” directed by Matthew E. Rosen is set to hit Philippine cinemas this May 29, 2019. Inspired by true events, “Quezon’s Game” pays tribute to former Philippine president Manuel Quezon’s heroism of rescuing around 1,200 Jews seeking refuge from the Holocaust. The film is a joint venture production of Star Cinema, ABS-CBN’s streaming service iWant, and Kinetek Productions, and it stars Raymond Bagatsing, Rachel Alejandro, and Kate Alejandrino.  

Jam freely at the Malaya Music Festival in Okada Manila this June

This June 15, celebrate Philippine independence in the most awesome way—rock out with local music’s hottest acts at the Malaya Music Festival at the Garden in Okada Manila. Jam in the name of freedom with OPM icons Ebe Dancel, Urbandub, and Mayonnaise, as well as modern sensations Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Gracenote, and December Avenue in this very special Independence Day celebration

DONNY TESTIFIES AGAINST THIEVES IN ''IPAGLABAN MO"

Philip’s (Donny Pangilinan) sense of duty is ignited after he fights against goons who robbed a jeepney at gun-point this Saturday (May 25) in “Ipaglaban Mo.”

MAYONNAISE STAGES FIRST MAJOR CONCERT

One Music concert series kicks off this June… Veteran OPM band, Mayonnaise,  is staging its first major show and opening this year's One Music concert series with a blast with the "Akalain Mo Yun: Mayonnaise Live at the Music Museum" on June 29 (Saturday).  Fresh off the  band’s recently released album, “Gusto Ko Lang Kasama Ka Palagi Pero Hindi Pwede,” and nationwide tour, the pop-rock group culminates its  17th anniversary in the industry with a headliner concert filled with their greatest hits and other musical surprises.

Jane Oineza, Jerome Ponce open up about their alleged past relationship

Jane Oineza finally breaks her silence regarding the alleged relationship that she and Jerome Ponce had in the past. The two are now top-billing the Regal Entertainment, Inc., film Finding You.  “Masaya ako kasi nabigyan ulit kami ng opportunity na mag-work together, ang last nga namin ay Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (NKNKK)." referring to the 2015 afteroon teleserye in ABS- CBN."  Jane continued, “Hindi ko akalain na mabibigyan kami ng chance kaya masaya ako  The young actress then shed light to claims that she and Jerome became an item.

McJim holds first Get Reel mobile shorts film fest

WORLD-CLASS leather brand McJim Classic Leather invites filmmakers— students, amateurs, and professionals—to submit entries to the first-ever Get Reel Mobile Shorts Film Festival 2019, a competition that celebrates the values, aspirations, and vision of the modern Filipino gentleman. 

WELCOME TO “ROCKETMAN”: THE BIRTH OF AN EPIC MUSICAL ODYSSEY

Fresh from its successful premiere in Cannes where it was greeted by a wild, standing ovation, Paramount Pictures’  Rocketman  is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

PH FILMS WIN BIG AT ASEAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS

Christian Bables in "Signal Rock" The Philippine delegation for the fourth ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA) bagged three (3) major awards during AIFFA’s Red Carpet Gala Night held last April 27, 2019 at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia. This year, eight (8) Filipino films were shortlisted, and among these, the multi-awarded film “Signal Rock” directed by Chito Roño produced by Regal Entertainment took home the Best Film. “Signal Rock” was also featured in Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 and won the Critics’ Choice Award.

MOIRA TO LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL ALBUM, FIRST CONCERT AT THE BIG DOME

Spotify’s Most Streamed Local Artist is on a roll… Moira dela Torre has revealed two big projects coming her way this year—her first-ever concert at the Big Dome and an exciting new album slated for international release. “I know that God allowed me to reach this stage in my musical career to give inspiration to all of you, that nothing is impossible, that there is so much hope. I am just so grateful,” Moira enthused, thrilled about her upcoming album to be released under ABS-CBN Music International.

STAR MAGIC LAUNCHES 2019 STAR MAGIC CIRCLE

New faces to watch out for… The Star Magic Circle 2019 are now all set to take on the Spotlight! In celebration of its 27 th anniversary, Star Magic fulfills its ultimate promise of scouring the country for the crème de la crème of the newest and freshest talents continues with the launch of the latest 2019 Star Magic Circle. Composed of trusted and rising commercial and ramp models, Star Magic workshoppers, acting newbies, a budding host, a “Halik” actor, a political scion, a former boy group member, a young dramatic actress, a grand daughter of a celebrated 50s actress, a “Pinoy Big Brother” hopeful , a “The Voice Kids” season 2 alu mni and a promising “Eerie” actress. This lot has undergone rigorous and necessary trainings in order to be fully equipped to for the entertainment industry.

BIGGEST, BADDEST MONSTERS BATTLE IT OUT IN “GODZILLA II”

With Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla II: King of the Monsters,” director/co-writer Michael Dougherty brings together some of the biggest, baddest monsters in big-screen history, realized without limits for the first time in the modern age, in an epic, globe-spanning battle royale for the future of the planet that links the fates of monsters and man.

2019 Bb. Pilipinas hopefuls vie for the first-ever Bb. Poten-Cee Gandang Palaban

40 of the country’s pride visit official vitamin partner Poten-Cee’s plant and Family Members “I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I'm capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people…” – Catriona Gray, Bb. Pilipinas 2018 and Ms. Universe 2018   Beautiful. Strong. Confident. These are the traits that  Poten-Cee,  the official vitamin partner of the 2019 Bb. Pilipinas, is looking for in its first ever  Bb. Poten-Cee Gandang Palaban .  Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (PascualLab), makers of the #1 Adult Vitamin C brand Poten-Cee (based on the latest IMS Report), recently announced its search for the  Bb. Poten-Cee   Gandang Palaban  through its subsidiary, Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp (PCHC).  The lucky winner will be chosen from among this year’s Bb. Pilipinas candidates and will be awarded during the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night.

“SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” REVEALS CHARACTER POSTERS

Columbia Pictures has just shared the character posters for  Spider - Man :  Far   From   Home ,  shining the light on Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, Zendaya as MJ and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

FILMING IS UNDERWAY ON “TENET,” A NEW FILM FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Tenet,” being directed by Christopher Nolan.   “Tenet,” which is being filmed on location across seven countries, is an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage.

POKWANG PLAYS IGOROT WOMAN WHO FIGHTS FOR HER DREAMS IN “MMK”

Pokwang will once again show her acting prowess as she portrays an Igorot woman who breaks with tradition and fights for her dreams to have an abundant life in “MMK” this Saturday (May 25). Growing up poor, Diana (Pokwang) desires to finish her studies to give her family a bright future. But her parents think otherwise, believing marrying a man from a family of farmers would give her a comfortable life.

Banal: Overtures of Reality and the Supernatural

Tales of haunted houses and ghosts abound as materials for books and films.  But seldom do we encounter tales that are sourced from what exist as elements of nature. From the newspapers to the internet, there have been various articles that talk about strange experiences when one goes mountaineering.  In the Philippines alone, there are certain mountains that are revered as sacred by mystics and healers while some are feared as cursed and should never be visited.

“ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD” REVEALS BRAND NEW TRAILER

In this town, it can all change…like that. Watch the brand new trailer of  Columbia Pictures’  Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood , the 9th film by Quentin Tarantino.

Sharon Cuneta, John Arcilla, stars of hit thriller Kuwaresma urge audience to #PlayItRight

Since the latest horror movie  Kuwaresma  premiered, Globe Studios and Reality Entertainment has given the Filipino audience a new take on thriller narratives. Top-billed by the country’s own megastar Sharon Cuneta and multi-awarded actor John Arcilla, under the direction of critically-acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, Kuwaresma  has garnered praise and recommendation with people flocking to the cinemas to get in on the surprising twists and turns of the movie.

Realme Philippines launches Mobile Legends Epic Weekend – Exclusive Promos for gamers on May 25 and 26

Exclusive gaming-centric offers to Mobile Legend Players after successful Realme 3 Pro Launch The Philippine mobile gaming industry lands a big win with the very first gaming smartphone and a grand Mobile Legends tournament care of realme Philippines. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang players battled it out on the launch stage of realme Philippines’ latest smartphone, the #RealGamingPro realme 3 Pro. With enemies slain, Team Mortal Godz, led by Nik Anoche, emerged victorious, winning a cash prize of PHP 25,000, six units of realme 3 Pro and 1,800 in-game diamonds each player.

HOLLAND, GYLLENHAAL START GLOBAL TOUR FOR “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME”

The  global press tour for Columbia Pictures’   Spider - Man :  Far   From   Home  kicked off in Mexico  recently.   T ake an inside look with Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal  in the video below and watch   Spider-Man: Far From Home  in  Philippine  cinemas July 3 rd .

PAOLO SANDEJAS RELEASES GROOVY NEW SINGLE 'SWAY'

Fresh from the success of his rendition of the Michael Jackson classic 'Rock With You,' singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas brings back the retro feels with his new original 'Sway.' The groovy track is a product of Sandejas' inspiration from Rock With You, (which is about to reach 2 million streams on Spotify), as well as an imagined situation involving him and an ex-flame. Talking about the track, he says 'it's about that moment when you're at a party and you see your ex, and you both decide to pretend things were like they were before, even just for the night.'

SINGER-SONGWRITER TIMMY ALBERT SIGNS WITH MUSTARD MUSIC; RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'lovebug'

mustard music proudly presents its latest signing, 19 year-old singer-songwriter Timmy Albert.  Timmy is no stranger to the music scene. The singer-songwriter credits his parents as his main source of inspiration, as their guidance in his learning to play instruments, writing songs, and taste in music growing up were vital in becoming the artist he is today. Since then, he has discovered his sound, performed around different school gigs and events around the metro, and has even released several songs prior to signing with mustard music. One of which, emotions away, has already garnered more than 1 million streams on Spotify.