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GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED HBO MOVIES STREAMING ON HBO GO

Holiday bingeing on HBO GO just got interesting with  seven HBO favorites  nabbing  15 Golden Globe Awards  nominations. The historical drama “Chernobyl” le a d s  the pack with four nominations including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television;  Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Jared Harris); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Stellan Skarsgård) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Emily Watson).

TAYLOR SWIFT PUTS YOU IN TRANCE AS BOMBALURINA IN “CATS”

From cat lover to actual cat, superstar recording artist Taylor Swift becomes Bombalurina in Universal Pictures’ epic musical  Cats  (in Philippine cinemas January 8).

NEW LATINO ACTOR LANDS VILLAIN ROLE IN “BAD BOYS FOR LIFE”

British born Latino actor Jacob Scipio (upcoming  Without Remorse ) portrays the main villain in Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller  Bad Boys for Life , opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

“An enchantingly soulful and angelic voice that is uniquely Shaniah’s”

Shaniah LLane Rollo has a pristine, soulful voice that can change the landscape of the music industry as we know it. She first captivated the hearts of millions at the young age of 13 when she sang a riveting rendition of True Colors at “Ireland’s Got Talent.” The judges and viewers worldwide held their breath, enthralled by her heavenly, angelic voice. At the onset of her surprising debut, she received nothing less than a standing ovation and performed a noteworthy pitch perfect performance. Without a doubt, Shaniah’s phenomenal voice will grace the world in the years to come.   Her youthful innocence, striking humility, and charming intelligence makes her graceful presence more riveting, and her songs more inviting and heart-warming. As she sets her own unique mark in the world, she recognizes her parents and older siblings as the first people who opened her world to the love of music, amplified by her other major influencers - Shaniah Twain, Ariana Grande, Billie

MARKUS TONES IT DOWN WITH LATEST SINGLE “BEST WISHES”

He may have gotten into people’s radar by portraying the bully (and eventual victim) Chuck Santos in first Filipino Netflix Original film “Dead Kids,” but Markus Paterson is poised to let the world know more about his other passion—singing—as he dropped his latest single “Best Wishes” right after Christmas.  Deviating from his usual upbeat and electronic sound, “Best Wishes” is a stripped down song that highlights Markus’ mesmerizing vocals and raw emotions. Produced under Tarsier Records, it presents a vulnerable and honest demonstration of one’s attempt to find light in the thick of moving on from a painful breakup.

Champion kindness this holiday season when you PayMaya It Forward

Spread kindness in your own little ways with PayMaya! With the holiday season upon us, it often means spending time to finish work deadlines before the Christmas break, racing to complete our shopping for gifts, and enjoying Christmas parties with friends and family. But it is also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving, to share our blessings and to pay it forward to our fellow Filipinos. 

LOUIE OCAMPO AND FR. MANOLING FRANCISCO, SJ’s “ALL ABOUT LOVE” CONCERT RETURNS WITH VALENTINE PERFORMANCE

Martin Nievera, Bituin Escalante and more to perform Two of the country’s premier composers, Maestro Louie Ocampo and Fr. Manoling Franciso SJ, come back to stage their successful back-to-back concert last September, “All About Love,” with Martin Nievera, Bituin Escalante, Arman Ferrer, Lian Kyla as main performers on February 9, 2020 at the Meralco Theater.

JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS “MEMORY” AS GRIZABELLA IN THE JOYFUL MUSICAL “CATS”

Two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Academy Award®-winning actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) stars as Grizabella in Universal Pictures’  Cats , the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. In the film, Grizabella the Glamour cat is isolated and alone, but she possesses an inner grace and strength. She is mocked by the other cats and has been excluded from the tribe, so she dreams of bygone days when she was young and adored.

JOHN CHO, BETTY GILPIN PLAY A COUPLE WHO MUST REVERSE “THE GRUDGE”

John Cho ( Searching, Star Trek  films) and Betty Gilpin (Netfix’s  GLOW, Masters of Sex ) star as husband and wife who encounter a terrifying curse in Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller  The Grudge  (in Philippine cinemas January 15).

“BAD BOYS FOR LIFE” BRINGS BACK BADDEST CRIME-FIGHTING DUO

The first two  Bad Boys  films introduced Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, who each had previously headlined a hit television series, to motion picture action-comedy fans. Now, everybody’s favorite crime-fighting duo is back on their beat – and they’re as fun, dangerous, and unpredictable as ever. In Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller  Bad Boys for Life , Smith and Lawrence return in two of their signature roles, Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. In the film, just as Marcus is trying to step back and spend more time in his family, a dangerous threat will emerge to endangers Mike’s life – pulling Marcus back in… after all, Mike is family too, and he’s not going to let Mike go on that mission alone.

ABS-CBN UNLEASHES BIG AND NEW TV OFFERINGS AS 2020 OPENS

Featuring the much-awaited topbilling of LizQuen, MayWard, Gerald, and Carlo ABS-CBN will unleash a bounty of fresh and exciting offerings, including teleseryes starring the biggest names in the industry, the return of well-loved reality singing competition, and the premiere of the biggest Asian dramas.

KIANA RELEASES NEW SONG “HIDE MY LOVE,” BREWS LARGER SURPRISES FOR 2020

Kiana Valenciano ends 2019 on a high note while simultaneously setting her sights on bigger things this 2020, starting with the release of her latest single “Hide My Love,” produced under ABS-CBN Music’s Tarsier Records. The track, a chilled out tune perfect for laid back listening, showcases the singer-songwriter’s soothing voice complemented by the record’s slow jam and soft beats. Its lyrics, however, present a realized sense of love, in which a person embraces the beauty of letting his/her love out for the world to see.

Champion kindness this holiday season when you PayMaya It Forward

Spread kindness in your own little ways with PayMaya! With the holiday season upon us, it often means spending time to finish work deadlines before the Christmas break, racing to complete our shopping for gifts, and enjoying Christmas parties with friends and family. But it is also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving, to share our blessings and to pay it forward to our fellow Filipinos.  In celebration of kindness this holiday season, PayMaya launches its "PayMaya It Forward" campaign to inspire Filipinos to “pay it forward” by doing random acts of kindness towards their fellow Filipinos, in the spirit of digital and financial inclusion. 

GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE MAKING OF TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Monica Barbaro and Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films Real flying. Real G-forces. Pure adrenaline. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of  Top Gun: Maverick  with Tom Cruise and watch the film in Philippine cinemas June 24, 2020.

Look back at all the Jolly Hotdog “todo sarap” ads from the year!

Starring the “Todo Toppings, Todo Sarap” Jolly Hotdog! Whether you’re the over-the-top one in your  barkada  or another friend is, you can always be sure of one thing: Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog can match you or your friends’ “todoness” with an abundance of extra cheesy dressing, ketchup, and a generous sprinkling of grated cheese on top of an extra meaty sausage. The “todo” or all-out nature of Jolly Hotdog is exemplified in all its online commercials this year, where there’s always someone who can turn an ordinary activity into an extraordinary one, going over-the-top compared to everyone else. Here’s a look back at these wacky videos that have made fans like, laugh, and share on social media: The  Todo Drama  Jolly Hotdog commercial, the first one of 2019 starring popular local actor Joshua Garcia, explores the namesake concept of going all out in dramatic acting. Garcia emotes heavily in front of his friends, who seem to have eaten their Jolly Hotdog sandw

EMMA WATSON ANNOUNCES THE BOOK FAIRIES’ WORLDWIDE “LITTLE WOMEN” ACTIVITY

Emma Watson has announced that starting today, book fairies around the globe, including the Philippines, are hiding over 2,000 copies of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, “Little Women.”

WATCH THE TRAILER OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S NEW ACTION EPIC “TENET”

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the official trailer of Christopher Nolan’s new film “Tenet.”

“A QUIET PLACE: PART II” UNVEILS TRAILER TEASE, POSTER

Step into a new unknown.  Watch the trailer announcement clip for Paramount Pictures’  A Quiet Place Part II  starring Emily Blunt.  

BEN&BEN BRINGS NEW FLAVOR TO BREAD’S “MAKE IT WITH YOU”

The theme song of LizQuen’s much-awaited comeback series… Indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben lends their unique musicality for a touching rendition of the song “Make It With You,” which will be used as the official theme song of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s return to television in 2020. Originally sung by American soft rock band Bread, “Make It With You” reflects on the freshness and beauty of finding someone that you want to be with despite the uncertainty of love. It also evokes hope of togetherness, of wanting to be with a special person through thick and thin.

CHRISTMAS WITH KUH: SAMA-SAMA SA HACIENDA ISABELLA

Kuh Ledesma believes that there’s nothing quite like spending Christmas with people you hold close to your heart. That’s why she and her team at Hacienda Isabella came up with a fun, unique way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This year, you can bring your family and friends to Hacienda Isabella (a sprawling bed-and-breakfast resort in Cavite owned and operated by Kuh herself). If you avail of Hacienda Isabella’s special overnight Christmas Eve package, you and your loved ones can join the Pop Diva on a holiday celebration like no other. Dubbed Sama Sama sa Pasko, the package includes a scrumptious dinner (“the Krunchy Buffet”) and a Noche Buena buffet comprised of various Filipino delicacies. The morning after, guests will be treated to Hacienda Isabella’s signature breakfast on Christmas Day. And as if all that wasn’t enough, those who avail of this package will also get the chance to watch a Christmas Eve concert featuring Kuh herself, her talented daughter Isabella, and som

Cross-border shopping to benefit from seasonal Ecommerce spike—PayPal

Digital payments giant outlines three tips on how local enterprises can reach out to global consumers this holiday season The holiday shopping season is in full swing, bringing with it an ecommerce frenzy. The spike in online purchases during this time of the year also offers a unique opportunity for Filipino retailers: cross border shopping. “There is a definitely a real opportunity for Filipino entrepreneurs to connect with global consumers. Chinese consumers are particularly promising, given the Philippines' improved bilateral relations with the world’s second largest economy,” said Nagesh Devata, General Manager for Cross Border Trade, Asia Pacific, PayPal.

DONNY PANGILINAN RELEASES SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP

Donny Pangilinan has just dropped his debut self-titled EP, featuring two new tracks that fans will surely swoon over and dance to. After releasing multiple singles over the course of two years, the 20 year old singer-actor will bring together five tracks in the EP, featuring two new tracks, the kilig-worthy Tagalog ballad "Ngiti Mo," and "Walk With You," a song that Donny wrote himself. 

BRIA Homes releases “Upa,” a film that gives ordinary Filipinos a wake-up call

BRIA Homes affirms a lesson in its newly released film, “Upa”: why rent a tiny dwelling when, like the happy couple in the film, the family that moves into a beautiful BRIA home can be you? If you live in a tiny rented room, put up with nosey and noisy neighbors, or worry about your family’s safety in a congested neighborhood, you know how it is to be an ordinary Filipino. Yes, the hapless Filipino wage earner whose dream to own a home is often quashed by the daunting task of paying for food, utiities, and life’s other obligations.

Director Lee Hwan-kyung and producer Kim Min-ki of the original “Miracle in Cell No. 7" very pleased with the Filipino adaptation starring Aga Muhlach

So many people are already counting the days to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for them to finally see “Miracle in Cell No. 7” , the official entry from Viva Films.  This is Aga Muhlach’s first movie to be included in the MMFF after 26 long years, his last being “May Minamahal” (1993). The overwhelming support is not just from Filipinos alone.   Korea’s very own Lee Hwan-kyung , the director of the original “Miracle in Cell No. 7 ”, and Kim Min-ki , the producer of the said record-breaking movie, are both very pleased that a Filipino adaptation has been made.   In fact, they are even coming to the Philippines to show their full support of this Pinoy version helmed by director Nuel C. Naval. Apart from creating the highest grossing Korean film in 2013, what else makes Lee Hwan-kyung and Kim Min-ki such great filmmakers?

BOYBANDPH DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR SWOON-WORTHY TRACK “PA’NO BA”

All-male singing quintet BoybandPH—composed of Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, and Tristan Ramirez—is back to teach a lesson or two about boldly professing love for one’s special someone with the music video of their sweet track “Pa’no Ba,” produced under Star Music.

#THEWITCHERINMANILA WOWS FANS!

Henry Cavill , who stars as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher , and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich celebrated the upcoming release of the fantasy series with Filipino fans in Manila. Henry and Lauren participated in a press conference, a special #TheWitcherInManila event followed by a screening of episode one. 

NEW TRAILER OF “TOP GUN: MAVERICK” FLIES TO THE DANGER ZONE

Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’  Top Gun: Maverick  starring Tom Cruise - in Philippine cinemas  June 24, 2020.

COCO DEFENDS COUNTRY FROM WAR IN “FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO’S” FOURTH YEAR

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s” Cardo has endured unimaginable threats to his job, community, and family. But in the fourth year of the country’s longest-running drama-action series, primetime TV’s everyday hero is facing his biggest mission: to protect the whole Philippines against its gravest conflict yet. “Next year, our story will be the story of the world. A big, big war will happen. It will be packed with more action, more drama, and more intense scenes. It won’t just be about Cardo and his family, but the entire country,” said Coco Martin, who serves as the lead star, creative head, and one of the directors of the program.

13 KAPAMILYA STARS STAY WITH ABS-CBN

Jake Cuenca to star in a new teleserye Thirteen notable artists remain Kapamilyas as they sign their respective contracts last Friday, December 13.

“EVIL DEAD” CREATOR SAM RAIMI REVIVES “THE GRUDGE” FOR TODAY’S AUDIENCES

Fifteen years have passed since one of Hollywood’s most successful producer/directors, Sam Raimi ( Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell ), first introduced worldwide audiences to  The Grudge . Now, the creator of the  Evil Dead  series is excited to return to world of  The Grudge  in an R-rated version.

STAR MAGIC ARTISTS ENDING THE DECADE WITH THANKSGIVING IN STAR MAGIC GIVES BACK 2019

Gift-giving started early once again with the brightest Star Magic artists as Star Magic, marked the annual charity event Star Magic Gives Back last December 1. Proving that the Yuletide Season is always better when you share your blessings and your heart, Star Magic has chosen four institutions this year with whom the artists shared their time, talent, laughter and gifts with.

“CATS”: THE NEW YEAR’S FIRST CINEMATIC EVENT ARRIVES IN PH JAN 8th

Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper ( The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Gir l) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical  Cats  into a breakthrough cinematic event — a spectacular, fun, funny, moving, family-friendly film for all generations. (Watch the film’s new spot at  https://youtu.be/yvn4_wPk2TQ . )  

CLINT EASTWOOD DIRECTS THE CAUTIONARY TALE OF “RICHARD JEWELL”

On July 27, 1996, in the middle of the Atlanta Olympics, security guard Richard Jewell discovers a suspicious backpack, hidden under a bench, that is soon found to contain an incendiary device.  With little time to spare, he helps evacuate the area, saving many lives and minimizing potential injuries.  He is hailed a hero.  But just three days later, the humble savior’s life unravels when he—and the world—learn he is the FBI’s prime suspect in the bombing.

Order your favorite langhap-sarap meals online via the Jollibee Delivery website

Jollibee makes ordering one’s favorite food faster and more convenient with the relaunch of the Jollibee Delivery Website! Starting now, customers from all over the country can simply use their smartphones, laptops or tablets to order Jollibee meals online by visiting JollibeeDelivery.com .

FIRST LOOK | Lana Condor, Noah Centineo and Jordan Fisher Star in TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU

Are you Team Peter or Team John ? Check out the official first look at TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU , releasing globally on Netflix February 12, 2020. Synopsis   It’s a new year and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) are no longer pretending to be a couple. They ARE a couple. And, as Lara Jean navigates a trove of official firsts with Peter — her first real kiss, her first real date, her first Valentine’s Day — she finds herself leaning more on Kitty and Margot (Anna Cathcart and Janel Parrish), Chris (Madeleine Arthur), and an unexpected new confidant, Stormy (Holland Taylor), to help her manage the complex emotions that come with this new chapter of balancing a relationship and figuring out her authentic self. But when John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), another recipient of one of Lara Jean’s old love letters, enters her life again she must rely on herself more than ever as she’s confronted with her first real dilemma: Can a girl be in love with two

Vivo’s Shoot for the Stars promo makes NBA fans’ Christmas wishes come true

This Christmas season, Vivo is playing Santa and is giving its smartphone fans the chance to finally live their dream of watching their favorite NBA superstars battle it out for supremacy, live, in a weekend full of highlights! With its Shoot for the Stars raffle promo, the brand is giving Vivo and NBA fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a trip for two (2) to Chicago, USA to watch and experience the NBA All-Star 2020. The winner and his/her companion will also get free passes to various NBA All-Star events, and hotel accommodations.

Shop online and pay using only your mobile number with ‘Pay with PayMaya’!

Faster and more secure way to pay online plus get better than cash rewards Whether it’s ordering food, buying the latest makeup craze, or availing of government services, it’s now faster, easier, and more secure than ever to shop online as PayMaya introduces 'Pay with PayMaya', its latest feature that allows you to pay with just your mobile number. By clicking on the Pay with PayMaya button in the checkout page of partner merchants, online shoppers no longer need to memorize and type in long and complex credit or debit card numbers, because all they have to do is log in to their PayMaya account by entering their mobile numbers upon checkout.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” TRAILER TURNS UP THE VOLUME OF YOUR DREAMS

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.”

NEW HBO ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES THE OUTSIDER DEBUTS 13 JANUARY EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO AND HBO

Based On Stephen King’s Bestselling Novel Of The Same Name, Cast Includes Jason Bateman,   Ben Mendelsohn And Cynthia Erivo Watch new official trailer  here Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, THE OUTSIDER is a new drama series that explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case. Debuting same time as the U.S. on Monday, 13 January at 10am with two episodes back-to-back on  HBO GO  and HBO  with an encore telecast on the same day at 10pm on HBO, new episodes of this ten-episode series will premiere every Monday at the same time. The series follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gib

CATRIONA GRAY VENTURES INTO WRITING WITH ABS-CBN BOOKS

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is set to pen her pageant journey and beyond in a book to be launched next year as ABS-CBN Books proudly welcomes the beauty queen into its roster of inspiring authors.

NETFLIX RELEASES FINAL TRAILER FOR THE WITCHER

A journey to find one another results in a quest for truth SECOND AND FINAL TRAILER  HERE Just over a week away from the anticipated premiere of The Witcher , Henry Cavill surprised fans with a look at the second and final trailer at a fan event in Manila, Philippines while promoting the series with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. 

Issy & Co.celebrates success with Alex Gonzaga

An emerging make-up and self-care brand in the Philippines is currently making waves due to its promise  of quality yet affordable and socially relevant, wearable products that help young Filipinos achieve their  beauty goals effortlessly. Issy & Co. first resonated with the “woke” Filennials or Filipino Millennials with its claim of  manufacturing make-up products that are proudly vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, and gluten free; and  has now captured the imagination of the beauty-conscious consumers looking for an affordable yet  quality make-up brand.

YEO JIN GOO ‘MEMORY LINE’ FIRST FAN MEETING IN MANILA

Korean actor  Yeo Jin Goo  will be coming to Manila for the first time and will be staging his first fan meeting tour, Memory Line. The multi-awarded actor is excited to meet his local fans and create memories with them on  Saturday, February 1, 2020  at the  New Frontier Theater . Fresh from the huge success of his latest television series,  Hotel del Luna  – currently airing on Abs-Cbn and is one of the highest rated Korean drama in cable television history, Yeo Jin Goo wants to thank his supporters and share valuable memories with them who have been with him through the years.