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Solaire Resort & Casino Brings Back Rick Astley!

During the mid ‘80s, the music of this popular English singer songwriter named Rick Astley, ruled the airwaves with his catchy melodies, cool ensemble and, patented dance moves, which are all now part of global pop music history.   Fast forward more than two decades later and his Filipino fans will again get to relive the vibrant sound that enabled the hit singles “Together Forever” and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up” bust the charts in the 80’s. The English sensation is set to hold a one-night-only show at The Theatre at Solaire on  Nov. 30  featuring the so-called “Astley canon.” Aside from the two songs, these are the dance floor classics “My Arms Keep Missing You,” “It Will Take A Strong, Strong Man,” “Take Me To Your Heart,” “She Wants To Dance With Me,” “Whenever You Need Somebody,” and many more.   Even the usual “down” time in a show becomes special with Astley in the house. Some of his mid-tempo and ballads were smash tunes in their own right, including his remake of “Wh

ABS-CBN LAUNCHES PERFECT EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR UAAP STUDENTS

ABS-CBN and UniSilver present an early Christmas gift for UAAP students for them to let their school spirit shine even brighter in time for the holidays with the launch of the official UAAP Season 78 university pendants and timepiece collection.  Manufactured and licensed by UniSilver, the UAAP pendants and timepiece collection feature stylish necklaces and watches with cool yet classic designs showcasing the logos of the Adamson Soaring Falcons, Ateneo Blue Eagles, FEU Tamaraws, NU Bulldogs, UE Red Warriors,  UP Fighting Maroons, and UST Growling Tigers that serves as the perfect accessory to complete a campus outfit.  “ABS-CBN is proud to showcase a timeless collection of pieces that very-well represent the premiere university sports league, UAAP, which students and fans will surely love.  We are happy to be in partnership with UniSilver, one of the country's leading brands of jewelry and watches," Karen Coloma, Head of ABS-CBN Licensing said.  Jayson Chan

Actor Elmo Magalona lands record deal with Universal Records

Young actor/singer Elmo Magalona has signed a record contract with Universal Records taking on his legendary father, Francis Magalona’s influence on him and his own music style. Elmo, the sixth son of the late Master Rapper, will hit the studio to work on his debut release slated early 2016 and first single is expected to drop by the end of the year. Universal Records is also planning to include a collaboration of Elmo and his brother, Frank Magalona. The contract signing was also attended by Elmo’s mom and manager Pia Magalona, Universal Records’ Operations Manager Peter Chan, Universal Records’ General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go and Universal Records’ A&R Manager Ito Rapadas. The 21-year old actor-rapper joins a high-profile Universal Records roster that includes Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcacid, Sam Concepcion, Nikki Gil, Rico Blanco, Sponge Cola, Aiza Seguerra, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Parokya ni Edgar and Callalily to name a few. For more information

“BOY NEXT DOOR” RYAN GUZMAN IN “JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS”

  Ryan Guzman, lead star of the hit thriller “The Boy Next Door” and TV's new toprater “Heroes Reborn,” lends a masculine presence to Universal Pictures' female-oriented musical-adventure “Jem and The Holograms.” In the film, as Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples), a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar as her alter ego Jem, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Jerrica's musical journey, there is one person in her new Hollywood home that she’s slowly growing to trust. His name is Rio, and he is portrayed by Ryan Guzman. The music-intern son of Erica Raymond, founder and CEO of Starlight Music, Rio is tasked with helping Jem and the Holograms navigate through their newfound stardom. His job would be easier, however, if he wasn’t falling for one of its members... Guzman discusses his role: “While Erica is all about making money, Rio is mor

MONICA BELLUCCI, LEA SEYDOUX: STRONG WOMEN OF “SPECTRE”

James Bond, of course, is always drawn to women and Columbia Pictures' new 007 action adventure SPECTRE proves that he can still woo them. Italy's Monica Bellucci (“Malena,” “The Matrix” sequels) and France's Lea Seydoux (Cannes Palme d'Or winner “Blue is the Warmest Color”) play the new women in Bond's life. In the film, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Italian Monica Bellucci is an actress that producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli had tried to recruit in the past, denied only for scheduling conflicts. “We’re delighted to finally get her,” says Wilson. “She is terrific in the role.” Bellucci, meanwhile, says that she was delighted to finally j

Marvelous mirrors and perfect table presentations on ‘MLTV’

“Modern Living TV” (MLTV) continues to serve up interesting segments that are useful in enhancing lifestyle from dining, fashion and even interior design.   In this week’s episode, behold the mirror. Espejo ni Pinggoy’s exquisite pieces made of deconstructed antique found objects turn heads and could make anyone give them a second look. Lend an air of opulence in any room in your home with mirrors and you might even realize they are some of the fairest home accessories after all.   Want to elicit “oohs” and “ahhs” the next time you invite friends and family to dinner? It’s not just about the food: presentation should be perfect! Learn about DIY table setting by Paire guided with lots of creativity and love. Yet another design superstar appears as guest on the show. Exciting Pinoy designer Ito Kish welcomes the MLTV team to his splendid showroom for some great conversation about design, Filipino ingenuity, craftsmanship and the global appeal of his works. In his world, i

Cinema One Originals Mark 2.0 - KAKAIBA KA BA?

Ten years is a good round number to wrap up an era. For its first ten years, Cinema One Originals has produced some of the most unique, diverse, adventurous independent films in Philippine cinema.  On its eleventh year, it is ready to level up. Welcome to Cinema One Originals Mark 2.0. As exemplified by its new tagline “Kakaiba Ka Ba?” Cinema One Originals continues to uphold diversity and uniqueness in Philippine Cinema, an exhortation and an affirmation for both filmmakers and film-goers. This year marks the first of another ten years and beyond and promises more of the same only bigger, better, bolder. Starting everything off are our nine Originals 2015. Joel Ferrer’s cross-generational screwball rom-com “Baka Siguro Yata” which stars Valerie “Bangs” Garcia, Dino Pastrana, Ricky Davao, and Cherie Gil.  Sheron Dayoc’s religious horror gothic “Bukod Kang Pinagpala” featuring real-life mother and daughter Bing Pimentel and Maxie Eigenmann as a mother and daughter in th

Bamboo Mañalac says “Bless This Mess” to sophomore album, New album in stores October 30 via PolyEast Records

PolyEast Records and one of the country’s most prominent names of OPM, Bamboo Mañalac announced the release of the sophomore album “Bless This Mess.” The album was officially launched on October 26 at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub in Makati City. Nearly four years after beginning a solo career with the brilliant  2011 “No Water, No Moon,” Bamboo ease into his second phase with the new album “Bless This Mess” released by PolyEast Records. Taking subtle risks such as the bluesy but energy-boost kick-off single “Firepower”, Bamboo said the song was written at the time of his 2011 “No water, No Moon” but didn't think it matched the tone of the other songs in his first solo album. He added, “ So it was shelved and developed and was ready for this new album. I think listeners have to figure out for themselves what the songs means. I wanted folks to feel the music, the kick, then they'll get the lyric ”. “Firepower” was officially heard on digital platforms like Sp

“THE GOOD DINOSAUR” – A COMING-OF-AGE, “BOY” AND “DOG” STORY

  In a world where dinosaurs never became extinct and humans roam the wild, Disney-Pixar's “The Good Dinosaur” features a simple, relatable story in which an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. “It’s the story of a boy and his dog—only in our story, the boy is a dinosaur and the dog is a boy,” says director Peter Sohn. “It’s also a coming-of-age story,” adds Sohn. “Arlo is afraid everything. But his father, Poppa, is always there for him, encouraging Arlo to step out of his comfort zone, to confront his fears, to make his mark.” “Arlo is young and vulnerable,” says character art director Matt Nolte. “He’s so unsure of himself and we wanted to capture that in his look. He’s smaller and thinner than his siblings.” “Poppa is powerful and capable,” adds Nolte. “He has perfect posture and he walks in a straight line—he knows where he’s going—whereas Arlo actually zigzags.”

“AMERICAN ULTRA” MASHES UP COMEDY WITH VIOLENCE, ROMANCE

L.A. Weekly describes it as  “A bloody valentine attached to a bomb. It's violent, brash, inventive and horrific, and perhaps the most romantic film of the year.” Boston Globe calls its stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart,  “Tender, forgiving, and sexy, they're the hottest couple on screen at the moment.” They're talking about Buena Vista International's new dark comedy “American Ultra,” the trippy story of Mike (Eisenberg), a convenience store clerk and his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart) whose sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. "The script is funny and scary and violent and sweet," producer Anthony Bregman says. "It makes you swing in so many directions emotionally, which makes for a great movie experience. [Screenwriter] Max Landis knows the action genre well, which allows him to make fun of it while living up to the conventions an

All-Filipino Girl Group 4th Impact and Filipino-British Singer Sean Miley Moore Make it to The Final 12 of The X Factor UK

4TH Impact (formerly 4TH Power), the all-Filipino girl group, and Filipino-British singer Seann Miley Moore are now two of the Final 12 acts who have made it through to the LIVE shows of The X Factor UK. Judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini called on 4TH Impact as the first act she was putting through in yesterday’s show.   4TH Impact flew to Rome for the Judges’ Houses round where they gave a powerful performance of Rihanna’s hit “Love The Way You Lie.”  “Wow! I was choked, I got goose bumps, I feel weird,” Cheryl told guest mentor Jess Glynne after the performance. Filipino-British Seann Miley Moore in the Boys category also made it through to the LIVE shows after being selected by judge Nick Grimshaw.  For this round held in Cotswolds, Seann chose “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush saying that he was thinking about his mother for this performance. “You did your mom proud.  That was amazing,” said Nick. 4TH Power is made up of sisters, Mylene, Celina, Irene and Alm

Of Love and Chance Encounters in "Single/Single"

Recently, the whole country experienced a violent storm and an earthquake. This week in Single/Single, things get shaken up a bit too when the two housemates find themselves in situations they don’t expect to be in, and with people they never think they’ll encounter again, but they do, and Joey and Joee—and their friends Ranee and Benny—feel the effects of the switch too. What do they do about it? Who are Single Dad, Motorbike Guy, SportsDad30, and BigBen, and how do they figure in the daily lives of the two housemates and their friends? What lessons are there to be learned about relationships, chance encounters, responsibility and being open to new experiences? Are new experiences dangerous, or risky? When there’s a chance to find love, or form something meaningful with someone, is it always worth the risks? Also in this week’s episode, find out what happens when Joey has a surprise encounter with someone from his past, someone he never expected to see. He is shocked, to s

BOND VILLAINS EXECUTE SINISTER PLOT IN “SPECTRE”

Certified screen baddies Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”) and Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) prove to be formidable villains for Daniel Craig's James Bond, in Columbia Pictures' new 007 action adventure SPECTRE. In the film, Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE and he comes face to face with an enigmatic and chilling character – the organisation’s leading man, Oberhauser, played by two-time Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz. “ In this film it’s the classic, and the classical, protagonist/antagonist dynamic,” Waltz says. “The dynamic is that the hero’s major existential quest needs to be thwarted, and every obstacle needs to be set up to the degree that endangers not just the achievement of this quest but endangers the existence of the hero himself. “ Everybody was very aware that this dynamic is, to say the least, very desirable in this context,” Wa

“KRAMPUS” IS COMING TO TOWN IN DECEMBER

“He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake…” goes the classic Christmas carol, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” But what if the lyrics were about something even more terrifying than a large bearded man with a sack of gifts? That’s the basis of new film which will more likely fill you with festive fear than cheer. Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Krampus,” a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday. Directed by Michael Dougherty, “Krampus” stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Allison Tollman, David Koechner, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks l

Classic combinations versus non-traditional pairings at Let’s Eat TV

When it comes to the "epicurious," some things just go well together and are even considered basic in Pinoy setting: adobo and rice, siopao and mami, salt and balut. In this week’s episode of “Let’s Eat,” show hosts Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi and Spanky Enriquez feature with zest the perfect pairing of something more sublime, that is food and fine spirit. Catering to those with discriminating preferences, the show will have everyone raising a toast for good food, good times. “Some things are really just made for each other, epicurean soul mates that the universe brings together in that perfect bite and sip. There is nothing more amazing when things go from delicious to divine because of that perfect marriage between food and beverage,” noted Stephanie   They recommend several stops to get your fill, including The Bottle Shop with Jim Araneta, touted as the ultimate tour guide into the crafty world of brews; and Nobu, which has gained renowned for Chef William Mahi

TEEN ACTRESS-SINGER TAKES THE LEAD IN “JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS”

Most widely known for her role as the love-to-hate Layla Grant on ABC’s beloved series, “Nashville,” teen actress Aubrey Peeples takes on the lead role of Jerrica and her alter ego Jem, in Universal Pictures' musical-adventure “Jem and the Holograms.” In the film, as a small-town girl (Peeples) catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your destiny lies in finding your own voice. When recruiting and casting the actress who would portray both Jerrica and Jem, director Jon M. Chu and his fellow producers had quite a task at hand. They needed to find someone who could embody both small-town girl Jerrica, who has been living the unexceptional life up until the time she dons a secret identity inspired by her music, as well as Jem, the bol

Nadine Lustre Kissed James Reid At OTWOL Spread The Love Tour

Waah this is so kilig!

James Reid and Nadine Lustre version of "Say You'll Never Go" at OTWOL Spread The Love Tour

How do you like JaDine's version their version of "Say You'll Never Go"? 

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Sing "On The Wings Of Love" at OTWOL Spread The Love Tour

If you felt the JaDine kilig, don't forget to share the video.

James Reid sexy Nae Nae dance at OTWOL Spread The Love Tour

James Reid  is just so adorable while doing the Nae Nae. Isn't he?

OTWOL Spread The Love Tour: Full of Kilig

OTWOL Spread The Love Tour was just full of kilig as James Reid and Nadine Lustre sang one of the most beautiful covers they had "Say You'll Never Go."

James Reid birthday wish to Nadine Lustre: Sana matupad ang wish mo!

Nadine Lustre celebrated her birthday with her family in the hit teleserye, On The Wings Of Love during its "Spread The Love" Tour which was well attended by JaDine and OTWOListas at the Market, Market today, October 25, 2015. Here's the video where James stated his  birthday wish to Nadine and it ended with a sweet kiss (Look at the reaction of Bianca Manalo...kilig!)

Maine Mendoza describes #AlDubEBTamangPanahon episode with Alden Richards as magical