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UNCUT, UNCOVERED “FIFTY SHADES DARKER” GETS R-18 RATING FROM MTRCB

Universal Pictures' eagerly anticipated romantic thriller  Fifty Shades Darker  has been approved for exhibition by the Movie & Television Rating and Classification Board (MTRCB) with a rating of R-18 which means the movie is strictly for 18 years of age and above. The sequel to the 2015 blockbuster love story  Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker  was approved in its original US version – WITHOUT cuts, blurs and blacked-out parts.

ALODIA & ASHLEY GOSIENGFIAO TAKE PART IN “RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER”

Popular influencers and cosplaying sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao held a special private screening of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter with their friends recently at the Columbia Pictures Preview Room to celebrate their participation in the film's production.

JULIA MONTES PUTS UP A GOOD FIGHT IN “DOBLE KARA” FINALE

Daytime Drama Queen Julia Montes is thankful to viewers for their unwavering support for “Doble Kara,” after 2016’s longest-running daytime drama enjoyed an extraordinary run for more than a year. “Every day, you warmly welcome me into your homes. I am beyond thankful for the memories and the people I met throughout this journey,” said Julia. “Thank you because you made me feel that I am not alone, that I am part of one family.”

THE VENGEFUL GHOST COMES AT YOU IN “RINGS” PAYOFF POSTER

The main poster for Paramount Pictures' suspense thriller  Rings , has just been released – showing the malevolent female ghost emerging from the haunted TV set. The ominous tagline “Evil is Reborn” hints at a new beginning.

Liza Soberano Renews Contract With Mega Tuna As The Brand's Ambassador

#LizaSoberano shares that she often asks herself "pangit ba ako?" Ayy nakakalokah naman yun...oh well, palagi ko din yan natatanong sa sarili ko...buti hindi ko sinasagot! Haha #MegaTunaliciousNightWithLiza #MyExAndWhys #MegaTuna #Tunalicious A post shared by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Jan 27, 2017 at 3:18am PST Liza Soberano  renews contract as celebrity endorser.  Mega Global Corporation , a leading distributor of canned goods and ready-to-eat viand, recently renewed its partnership with teen superstar Liza Soberano as Mega Tuna’s celebrity endorser. The contract signing was held during the company’s sales conference at the Prime Hotel in Quezon City.  #LizaSoberano renews contract today as a celebrity endorser for #MegaTuna. #Tunalicious A post shared by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Jan 27, 2017 at 2:48am PST "She embodies what our brand is all about. With her natural beauty, she is always dedicated to g

LUCAS TILL BEFRIENDS MYSTERIOUS CREATURE IN “MONSTER TRUCKS”

Known worldwide as Havok in  X-Men: First Class  and  X-Men: Apocalypse,  Lucas Till now headlines Paramount Pictures' new family adventure  Monster Trucks. Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

“RESIDENT EVIL” FINALE BRINGS BACK ALI LARTER, WELCOMES WILLIAM LEVY

A returning ally and a new comrade. Joining Milla Jovovich in Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Resident Evil: The Final Chapter are Ali Larter and William Levy who play survivors of the zombie apocalypse. They reinforce Alice (Jovovich) where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike.

“LEGO BATMAN” SENDS HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETINGS

LEGO Batman joins in the celebration of Chinese New Year in the new video that's just been released by Warner Animation Group to promote The LEGO Batman Movie. Check out the featurette here and watch the film when it opens in Philippine cinemas on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Miss Universe Candidates personalizes Chucks for Charity

At least 19 candidates from the 2016 Miss Universe competition lent their time and creativity to produce customized Converse sneakers to be auctioned for the Positive Action Foundation.  A foundation supported by the Ms Universe organization, Positive Action Foundation is devoted into helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families particularly those who are displaced from their employment due to HIV phenomenon.  The candidates who participated are Ms. Angola – Luisa Baptista, Ms. Belgium – Stephanie Goldof, Ms. Belize – Rebecca Rath, Ms. Brazil – Raissa Santana, Ms. Bulgaria – Violina Ancheva, Ms. Cayman Islands – Monyque Brooks, Ms. Costa Rica – Carolina Duran, Ms. Germany – Johanna Acs, Ms. Guatemala – Virginia Argueta, Ms. Iceland – Hildur Maria, Ms. Mexico – Kristal Silva, Ms. Netherlands – Zoey Ivory, Ms. Nicaragua – Marina Jacoby, Ms. Panama – Keity Drenan, Ms. Paraguay – Andrea Melgarejo, Ms. Philippines – Maxine Medina, Ms. Russia – Yulian

The artist that is Therese "Teri" Malvar

GMA Artist Center has a gem among its roster of talents and that is the  award-winning teen actress Therese 'Teri' Malvar whose acting capabilities have been recognized here and abroad.  She currently stars in horror flick entitled "Ilawod" where she plays the character of Isla who is a malevolent water spirit that haunts innocent victims and lures them into danger. She will be seen in the afternoon series "Legally Blind" where she co-stars with Janine Gutierrez. An enjoyable chat while painting our favorite subjects with @artistcenter award-winning teen star #ThereseMalvar her film #Ilawod is currently showing and she's also part of #SakalingHindiMakarating that will open in cinemas on February 1. She will also star in @gmanetwork upcoming teleserye #LegallyBlind! A very good actress like her deserves to be given projects as we're always assured of a captivating performance from her. A post shared by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanes

“HACKSAW RIDGE” RECEIVES SIX OSCAR NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

Hacksaw Ridge, a true story of a World War II hero – Desmond Doss, a “non-combatant” medic who singlehandedly saved the lives of 75 fellow comrades, has earned its rank with a total of six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Director (Mel Gibson), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.  

Millennial moms level up their home security with PLDT Home Fibr and its suite of security devices

Denise Laurel and son Manila, Philippines – For most moms, peace of mind is a never-ending aspiration especially when they have to be away from their families. This is often the case with celebrity moms who have hectic schedules and out-of-town work commitments. The advent of digital and mobile technology has opened up opportunities for families to connect better and manage the home more efficiently, among other priceless benefits. However, when left unchecked, digital platforms can also become an unsafe space especially for children. Young and digitally savvy moms like Denise Laurel and Isabel Oli-Prats are among the celebrity moms who are strong advocates of home security in this digital age.

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING AND ICONIC R&B GROUP BOYZ II MEN TO PERFORM AT “MISS UNIVERSE®” AIRING LIVE SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, ON FOX

JUDGES LINEUP ANNOUNCED Four-Time Grammy Award-winning R&B group  Boyz II Men  will perform at MISS UNIVERSE, airing LIVE from the Philippines  Sunday, Jan. 29  ( 7:00-10:00 PM ET /PT) on FOX. The legendary musical act, known for their smooth harmonies, holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 64 million albums sold. Additionally, this year's judges who will help crown the next Miss Universe include:

‘I’M DRUNK, I LOVE YOU.’ KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE PROMO WITH A GRAND FANS DAY

Fans of the highly anticipated indie rom-com “I’m Drunk, I Love You.” will have a chance to meet, greet and spend time with stars Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Dominic Roco as the film launches its nationwide mall tour with a Grand Fans Day happening on  Sunday, January 29  at the Robinsons Galleria Mall. Registration will start at  1:00PM .

“BAYWATCH” CHARACTER POSTERS SHOWCASE BUBBLY CAST

“Don't worry. Summer is coming!” Or so herald the character posters of Paramount Pictures' highly awaited raunchy comedy Baywatch, the big-screen adaptation of the iconic beach lifeguard show of the '90s.

Jollibee, Miss Universe 2016 candidates share joy and inspiration

PH’s top fast-food brand and the universe’s loveliest women team up for an afternoon of laughter, beauty, and Chickenjoy dedicated for the girls of Concordia Children’s Service The Jollibee Marketing Team, led by Francis E. Flores, with the candidates of the 65th Miss Universe Competition The Philippines’ number one fast-food chain, Jollibee, has always dedicated its efforts to bring joy to Filipinos of all ages, wherever they are in the world. In line with this commitment, Jollibee—together with the Miss Universe Organization—brought an afternoon of joy and inspiration to young orphaned girls from the Concordia Children’s Services. Twenty-two candidates of the 65 th  Miss Universe Competition graced Jollibee’s Blue Bay branch last January 23, 2017 to get to know the Concordia girls through a shared meal of Jolly favorites. The Philippines’ very own representative was joined by Miss Australia, Miss Barbados, Miss Brazil, Miss British Virgin Islands, Miss Canada, Miss

“RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER” ENDS EXPLOSIVE SAGA IN IMAX PH CINEMAS

Every reign comes to and end, and Alice's journey concludes in IMAX! Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will open in IMAX cinemas across the Philippines on  February 1, 2017  simultaneous with the film's debut in regular theaters.

WITH 8 OSCAR NOMS, “ARRIVAL” A RARE SCI-FI BEST PICTURE CONTENDER

Nabbing a best picture nomination January 23, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry’s top prize. Reports Variety, previous to the Academy’s expansion of the category in 2009, sci-fi nominees were a rarity. The only two that come to mind are E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and Star Wars in 1979.

PLDT Home and Smart Communications Welcomes Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan and Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez

Telco leaders add glitz and glam to Miss Universe 2016.  PLDT Home and Smart Communications flew in Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan and Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez for an exclusive coverage of the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. As the official provider of world-class internet for a world-class event, PLDT Home Fibr is all set to bring the ultimate Miss Universe 2016 experience to its subscribers, with Smart as its official mobile counterpart.

THE FAIRY TALE GETS “DARKER” IN NEW SPOTS OF “FIFTY SHADES” SEQUEL

Will their love survive? The fairy tale gets darker as Christian's past won't let go in the new TV spots of Universal Pictures hotly anticipated romantic thriller Fifty Shades Darker. Check out the spots here and watch Fifty Shades Darker in Philippine cinemas starting February 08, 2017.

PLDT Home Fibr brings together Filipinos and Miss Universe 2016 candidates in exclusive gathering

Miss Universe 2016 candidates at the PLDT Home and Smart luncheon The country’s most powerful broadband PLDT Home Fibr together with Smart Communications recently organized an intimate luncheon among media partners, subscribers and some of the Miss Universe 2016 candidates at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The one-of-a-kind experience was hosted by Miss Grand International-Philippines 2016 Nicole Cordoves and TV personality Laura Lehmann.

FANS TAKE A VIRTUAL SEAT ON THE MISS UNIVERSE® JUDGES PANEL GLOBAL FAN VOTE NOW UNDERWAY

Starting today through  January 28 , the voting window is open for fans to vote for their favorite contestant and help her earn a spot in the Top 12. Fans are able to vote up to 10 times per day per registered account via  vote.missuniverse.com , the official MISS U APP, on Twitter by using #MissUniverse and the country specific hashtag found on the voting site, or by downloading the new mobile messaging app, Vodi.  Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to continue voting during the telecast. For each round of the competition, viewers will have 10 votes to distribute amongst the semi-finalists ultimately allowing them to help choose the winner of Miss Universe.  This year’s three-hour MISS UNIVERSE® special programming event is giving fans more opportunities to get to know the contestants. For the first time ever, the semi-finalists will be grouped into a Top 12, 9, 6, and 3, allowing viewers to learn more about the contestant’s accomplishments, interests, and o

“STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” IS THE OFFICIAL TITLE OF EPISODE VIII

Lucasfilm has announced the official title of the film previously known as Star Wars: Episode VIII. The studio says, “We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release  December 15, 2017 .”  

Top five premium global brand Vivo taps Stephen Curry to endorse V5 Plus, with the world’s first 20MP dual front camera

The Vivo V5 Plus is Vivo’s newest flagship model, equipped with the world’s first 20-megapixel dual front camera, and advanced selfie features.  After months of speculation and leaks on specifications of the newest and most advanced selfie phone in the market, Vivo Philippines finally launched the Vivo V5 Plus in a star-studded event last January 21 at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. The perfect selfie phone is the newest flagship model of Vivo, the top five global smartphone premium brand 1 , ideal for today’s selfie age when millennials and even adults enjoy sharing beautifully-captured self-shots with the world of social media. Basketball superstar Stephen Curry is the official endorser of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus. The NBA star earlier said he believes in the brand’s values—energy, professionalism, and pleasure—all embodied in its newest flagship model. Full specifications of the much-awaited selfie phone were released during the much-awaited laun