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NEW OPM RELEASES FROM MCA MUSIC

MCA Music, the number one music company in the Philippines, keeps on championing local acts as it presents its new releases. Fresh from the airing of her international TV debut at US show Little Big Shots, Elha Nympha comes out with a single she performed in the show, “Chandelier”. The track is the second single from her debut album “Elha” after her rendition of Beyonce’s “Love On Top”. Her version of “Chandelier” stunned host Steve Harvey and even garnered a tweet from the original singer herself Sia calling the performance “Incredible”.  Nympha is also a part of the ABS-CBN show “Your Face Sounds Familiar”.

The Kings and Queens of OPM Come Together For One Special Concert

For the first time, the Pinoy music icons of the ’70s are coming together to relive the days when OPM dominate the music scene in the country. On April 29 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila,  Rico J. Puno ,  Hajji Alejandro ,  Marco Sison ,  Claire Dela Fuente ,  Eva Eugenio , and  Imelda Papin come together for a concert that will help the audience understand why they are the so-called  the Kings and Queens of OPM.

L.A. Santos Debut Album Launch

Now happening: #LASantosAlbumLaunch from @starmusicph A post shared by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Mar 27, 2017 at 9:51pm PDT I'm delighted to see a young man who is full of dreams and is very enthusiastic to achieve it. That is  LA Santos (Lnard Antonio) who recently launched his debut album by way of a big luncheon party at a Chinese restaurant in Quezon City recently. At his early age, he was diagnosed with autism then ADHD and now he's a normally functioning individual full of talent and zest in life.  LA. Santos is touted the “Singing Idol” and has been tapped as guest performer or front act of concerts of international artists like Stylistics,  Air Supply  and Patti Austin that were held in Solaire Resorts and Casino. Last December 2016, he signed singing contract and album  with ABS-CBN Star Music for a 9 tracks on CD and Digital  format . He will join the Kings and Queens of OPM  for a concert at Resorts World Manila on April 29, 2017.

PIA AND MARLON IN EXCLUSIVE TELL-ALL WITH VICE IN “GANDANG GABI VICE”

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurztbach and racer Marlon Stockinger sit down in an exclusive tell-all interview with Vice Ganda this Sunday (April 2) on the second part of  “Gandang Gabi Vice: The Royal Haha Highness Birthday Special.” For the first time on television, Pia and Marlon go no-holds-barred as they reveal ‘kilig’ details about their love story and share how the universe conspired to make their paths and hearts meet.

HOW A REBEL SON FACED LIFE AS AN ORPHAN IN “MMK”

Witness the inspiring story of a rebel son, to be portrayed by Mccoy de Leon, who learned to stand up on his own feet and faced life alone after suddenly becoming an orphan this Saturday (April 1) in “MMK.” Being the only child, Mon (Mccoy) literally had it all. Everything he wanted was handed to him by his parents Lino (Christopher De Leon) and Mila (Tetchie Agbayani), which was why he grew up arrogant and very dependent on them.

MATT DILLON, ON THE TRAIL OF BANK-ROBBING SENIORS IN “GOING IN STYLE”

Oscar-nominated actor Matt Dillon ( Crash, There's Something About Mary ) stars as an FBI Agent on the case of the elderly bank robbers in New Line Cinema's a fun and fast-paced comedy  Going in Style. In the film, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Albert, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

HORROR THRILLER “IT” UNLEASHES OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER

New Line Cinema has unleashed the official teaser trailer of the horror thriller “IT,” based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. View the trailer here and watch “IT” in Philippine cinemas on  September 7, 2017 .

DO YOUR OWN VIRTUAL CAR STUNT IN “F8 GREENSCREEN EVENT”

Ever wondered how car stunts in  Fast & Furious  films are made? You may stop imagining now, and experience it instead! To mark the  April 15  release of  Fast & Furious 8  in the Philippines, Universal Pictures will mount the “F8 Greenscreen Event” – a playful and highly shareable initiative that celebrates the FAST franchise and allows the fans to become part of the FAST family.

ABS-CBN PUBLISHING RELEASES “MY JOURNEY: THE STORY OF AN UNEXPECTED LEADER” BY CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO

Charo Santos-Concio pens a story fit for the big screen with “My Journey: The Story of an Unexpected Leader.” Using her personal journey as guileless country lass to beauty queen, from award-winning actress to one of the most powerful women in Philippine media, Santos-Concio merges memoir with leadership advice. How does she do this? By relating, with endearing honesty, the stories throughout her life that called for a certain self-awareness, made her realize her failings, and imbued her with a sense of purpose.

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2” CHARACTER POSTERS PROP UP THE MISFITS

Your favorite space scoundrels are featured their in individual posters for Marvel Studios'  Guardians of the Galaxy  out in the Philippines on  April 26  and in the US on  May 5 . Get a new look at Peter Quill and his band of unlikely heroes in 10 new cosmic character posters here.

SPIDEY SHOWS OFF NEW TECH AS VULTURE ATTACKS IN NEW “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING” TRAILER

Does the suit make the man? The brand new trailer for  Spider-Man: Homecoming  has been launched by Columbia Puctures. Witness all the action as Spidey faces off against the Vulture, learns some hard lessons from Iron Man himself, and generally does whatever a spider can. Watch the all-new #SpiderManHomecoming trailer here and make sure to see it in Philippine cinemas this July.

Pop Icon Britney Spears Is Coming To Manila

Breaking News: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon  Britney Spears  is coming to Manila on  June 15, 2017  at the  Mall of Asia Arena  for her first-ever and much-awaited concert in the Philippines.

Xia Vigor joins growing Jollibee family

Viral sensation is the latest endorser for the sweet- sarap  Jolly Spaghetti “Whenever I hear ‘Jollibee,’ I think of being happy,” said the seven-year-old Xia Vigor, the newest celebrity endorser joining the ever-growing Jollibee family. “And the Jolly Spaghetti,  kasi  sweet -sarap eh .” The actress and performer, seen in TV hits such as  Langit Lupa  and  Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids  ( YFSF Kids ), is also the star of the latest Jolly Spaghetti TV commercial that began airing last March 26, 2017. The ad shows the adorable Xia enjoying her favorite sweet -sarap  Jolly Spaghetti.

ABS-CBN’S ONE MUSIC PH TO LAUNCH ITS OWN RECORD LABEL THIS YEAR; singer-songwriter Volts Vallejo Signs Contract With ABS-CBN

Director Alco Guerrero, One Music PH editor-in-chief Joy Mesina, producer Rox Santos, Star Music head Roxy Liquigan, Volts Vallejo, and ABS-CBN digital content publishing head Richard Reynante Filipino music lovers can look forward to new, exciting things from ABS-CBN’s music portal One Music PH – initially launched to offer Filipinos the total music experience with audio and video streaming, music news, and exclusive digital concerts featuring the brightest Filipino talents – as it introduces its very own record label this year.

THE EMPOWERED AND INSPIRING WOMEN OF ABS-CBN TELESERYES

Stories have the power to affect how we see ourselves, and as female viewers, we are often drawn to characters whose qualities we find endearing and relatable. This explains the success of ABS-CBN teleseryes, which prominently feature strong female leads with characteristics, struggles, and journeys we can identify with, but inspire us to be better and empower us to achieve our full potential. To commemorate National Women’s Month, let us take a look at some of the women in Kapamilya teleseryes who serve as positive role models to viewers of all ages: 1)     Lola Flora of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” ​ Filipinos have strong family ties and would do everything for their loved ones – a cultural Filipino  value that is clearly exemplified in the family of Lola Flora (Susan Roces) in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Tough but compassionate, “Lola “Kap”  heads not only her own family, but also their whole community as the captain of their barangay. Despite having faced different advers

CHARLIZE THERON IS CIPHER, LETHAL VILLAIN OF “FAST & FURIOUS 8”

Mad Max: Fury Road 's Furiosa herself, Oscar®-winner Charlize Theron joins the cast of Universal Pictures'  Fast & Furious 8 for a ride of a lifetime. When it came to developing another worthy villain who could make Dom (Vin Diesel) betray his team, the filmmakers had an ace up their sleeves. Namely, the globally popular actress Charlize Theron, whose on screen cred alone would bring a new pedigreed threat to the team, while interweaving more of the “holy #%$@” plot twists that smack of the Fast franchise reveals.

A MOTHER’S LOVE IS “THE GREATEST LOVE”

Mothers would do everything to protect their children, just like Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) in “The Greatest Love” as she finally revealed her long-kept secret to Amanda (Dimples Romana), which moved and captivated viewers last Tuesday (Mar 21). Gloria impressed viewers with her strength as a mother after she admitted to her daughter Amanda that the latter was conceived after Amanda’s very own father Andres raped Gloria.

CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II LUX LEATHER: TEXTURED LEATHER AND CHUCK II COMFORT

The Chuck Taylor All Star II Lux Leather has an embossed polka dot leather upper —a subtle touch for those who like to pay attention to detail that’s worth a second look. Per usual, this Chuck II sneaker features a Lunarlon insole for cushioning, a padded non-slip tongue but also has a micro-perforated leather lining for that extra touch.

HEROES COME TOGETHER IN “JUSTICE LEAGUE” OFFICIAL FIRST TRAILER

Warner Bros. Pictures has just debuted the official first trailer for its event movie for 2017, the action-adventure  Justice League. View the trailer here and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas starting Nov. 16, 2017.

HANG ON FOR THE “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING” TEASER POSTER

Tom Holland as Spider-Man hangs from the Avengers Tower in the newly released teaser poster of Columbia Pictures'  Spider-Man:   Homecoming. Check out the poster here and and watch  Spider-Man: Homecoming  when it opens in Philippine cinemas this July 2017.

‘Groufie’ era begins with the new OPPO F3 Plus

Selfies will never be the same now with the whole gang in the picture! Mobile technology brand OPPO just launched its flagship dual selfie camera phone, the F3 Plus—the first-ever smartphone with a wide-angle dual front camera to easily accommodate ‘groufies’ in a single shot. The new phone will be out in Philippine stores as well as in India, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia beginning April 1. “Since OPPO started the Selfie Revolution in the Philippines with the F1 Series, we’ve gone through incredible growth especially when we became the country’s second best-selling smartphone in 2016,”  OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng  said. “We are very excited to see the F3 Plus start a new trend in groufies and reinforce our position as the Selfie Expert.”

Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia join the Jollibee family

Joining Jollibee to welcome Joshua Garcia and Julia Baretto are Jollibee Philippines’ Marketing Team (L-R):   Brand PR and Engagement Manager Cat Triviño, Brand Communications and Digital Director Arline Adeva,  Assistant Vice President for Flagship Category Kent Mariano, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Philippines Head of Marketing Francis E. Flores, Brand Manager for Burgers Mathew Whang, Assistant Brand Manager Beatriz Cruz, and Brand PR and Engagement Specialist Celina Tan. Jollibee, the Philippines’ top fast-food chain, welcomes two young and dynamic teen stars to its growing family. Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, stars of a recent blockbuster teen romance film, are featured in Jollibee Yum Burger’s latest TV commercial that aired last March 5, 2017.

9-Year Old “Boses” the movie opens the 2017 ASEAN Film Festival

With over 500 screenings nationwide and abroad, 9 year-old  Cinemalaya  Film Festival 2005 entry,  Boses , continues its journey as it represents the Philippines and opens the 2017 ASEAN Film Festival in Geneva in commemoration of the 50th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN.  The festival will run from  March 27-April 7  at the Palais des Nations. Other films  include:  “Cahaya dari Timur: Beta Maluku” (Indonesia), “Adam Eve Datsa” (Myanmar), “My Magic” (Singapore), “Yellow Flower in Green Grass” (Vietnam), “Redha” (Malaysia), “Yasmine” (Brunei Darussalam), “Only Love” (Lao People's Democratic Republic), “Vanished” (Cambodia), and “Best of Times” (Thailand).

MEET THE GUYS OF “SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE”

Your favorite Smurfs buddies – Hefty, Brainy and Clumsy – and rivals Papa Smurf and Gargamel, are back in Columbia Pictures Animation's  Smurfs: The Lost Village , the fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs. Learn more about their characters and the actors playing them in the following descriptions. Hefty (Joe Manganiello)  is that guy who hits the gym twice a day and will make sure you know about it. But just when you think he’s hard core, he shows you that he’s just a big softie inside. “True Blood” and Magic Mike’s Joe Manganiello voices the role of the blue hunk. “Hefty is the coolest, strongest Smurf in Smurf Village,” says Manganiello. Manganiello was excited to be a part of the movie in order to share it with his young family. “What I love about this movie is that it returns to the look that my generation all remember as kids, so it’s nostalgic for adults – but it’s also going to usher in an entire new generation, including my two-year-old niece, who loves

HOOQ’D ON ALDUB? BINGE-WATCH “DESTINED TO BE YOURS” ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

HOOQ , Asia’s largest Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service, recently announced its acquisition of the exclusive SVOD rights to the catch-up episodes of Aldub’s first-ever teleserye, Destined to Be Yours , in the Philippines. “With this new partnership, AlDub fans in the Philippines can stream the latest episode of Destined to be Yours 24 hours after its telecast on GMA Channel 7, plus they can also catch up on all the previous episodes they missed,” says Jane Cruz Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ. 

NEW “BAYWATCH” TRAILER PUMPS UP THE ACTION AND COMEDY

The new trailer for Paramount Pictures' highly awaited raunchy comedy  Baywatch , the big-screen adaptation of the iconic beach lifeguard show of the '90s, is now online and may be viewed here.

“FAST & FURIOUS 8” STARTS FRANCHISE'S FINAL TRILOGY

Universal Pictures has confirmed that the upcoming  Fast & Furious 8  is   the first chapter of the studio's record-smashing homegrown franchise’s FINAL trilogy. In 2015,  Fast & Furious 7  proved to be an emotionally charged culmination of the beloved franchise built on speed. Not only were the filmmakers and cast looking to pay homage to the legacy of Paul Walker, who was inarguably the heart of the films, but also to the very best of what  The Fast and the Furious  sparked in film audiences more than 15 years ago…and continues to do with another generation of fans.

Angelina Cruz's rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love" now available digitally!

Sunshine Cruz's eldest daughter Angelina Cruz releases her rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love" which is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon and Spinnr. The 15-year old stunner's rendition of James Arthur's "Say You Won't Go" caught the attention of netizens when her video quickly went viral. Angelina's latest cover was originally recorded by Elvis Presley and later covered by A-Teens, F4, Corey Hart and recently Daniel Padilla. "Can't Help Falling in Love" is produced by award-winning producer Ito Rapadas and released by Universal Records. Follow us on Instagram @universalrecordsph, Twitter and YouTube @universalrecph and Facebook @universalrecordsphfanpage

CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO ON ANC’S “THE BOSS”

Award-winning international news anchor Cathy Yang interviews ABS-CBN executive adviser to the chairman, chief content officer, ABS-CBN University president Charo Santos-Concio on this Thursday’s (March 23) edition of “The Boss,” on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel. Charo, who is launching her book “My Journey – The Story of an Unexpected Leader,” will open up to Cathy about her experiences as a young girl in a small town in Mindoro to becoming one of the Philippines’ finest actresses, and finally being regarded as one of the most respected female media executives in Asia.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON, A CYBER-ENHANCED PERFECT SOLDIER IN “GHOST IN THE SHELL”

Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson leads the highly diverse cast of Paramount Pictures'  Ghost in the Shell , the live-action adaptation of the internally acclaimed Japanese manga.

CHARLIE HUNNAM, JUDE LAW STARE DOWN IN NEW “KING ARTHUR” POSTERS

Charlie Hunnam's Arthur and Jude Law's Vortigern square off with their individual one-sheets for Warner Bros. Pictures' sweeping fantasy action adventure  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The film is Guy Ritchie’s adrenalin-fueled epic fantasy take on the Arthurian legends. Check out the new posters here and watch  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword  in Philippine cinemas starting  May 11, 2017 .

PRESS STATEMENT ON “DARNA” MOVIE WITH ANGEL LOCSIN

ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and Angel Locsin have mutually arrived at a final decision that she will no longer pursue the “Darna” movie due to her medical condition. We gave Angel our full support during and after her treatment in hopes that she would portray the iconic Filipino heroine. Because of Angel’s passion and dedication, she resumed training for the movie after undergoing surgery and therapy for the disc bulge in her spine. Unfortunately, Angel experienced back pain twice during training, prompting her doctor to advise her not to participate in strenuous activities to avoid permanent damage on her spine. We would have loved to see Angel fly again as Darna and take our hats off to her for the gargantuan efforts she has put in for the project. We wish her well as she will begin working on other projects, like a special role in “La Luna Sangre” with John Lloyd Cruz, a movie with James Reid, a movie with Coco Martin, and a teleserye.

Sister Act The Musical Comes To 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.

“THE DARK TOWER” TEASER POSTER LEADS YOU TO OTHER WORLDS

“There are other worlds than these,” proclaims the tagline of the teaser poster of  The Dark Tower , based on Stephen King's most ambitious and expansive story. The long-awaited big screen adaptation stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick. Check out the newly-released poster here and watch  The Dark Tower  in Philippine cinemas soon.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SETS BOX OFFICE RECORDS GLOBALLY

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast charms its way to the hearts of audiences in Southeast Asia, taking in a remarkable cumulative box office of USD$14.9million across the region on its' opening weekend. The live-action adaptation of the beloved classic tale opened to the number one position at the box office charts globally.

MAIN POSTER UP FOR TEEN ROMANCE “EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING”

The main one-sheet art of Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures new romantic drama  Everything, Everything  has just been unveiled online and may be seen below. Directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon,  Everything,   Everything  stars Amandla Stenberg (Rue in The Hunger Games ) as Maddy and Nick Robinson ( Jurassic   World ) as Olly. The film also stars Ana de la Reguera ( Sun Belt Express ) and Anika Noni Rose ( Dreamgirls ).

FOR JAKE GYLLENHAAL, SEARCHING FOR “LIFE” ON MARS MAY BE GOING TOO FAR

In Columbia Pictures' terrifying thriller, Life, Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal stars as astronaut David Jordan who has the distance and remove of a man who has spent over 473 days on the International Space Station.

KRISTEN BELL, THE EX-WIFE YOU'D LOVE TO HATE IN “CHIPS”

Frozen  and  Bad Moms  star Kristen Bell dives into the role of Karen, the undeserving object of rookie cop Jon Baker's (Dax Shepard) self-improvement efforts, in Warner Bros. Pictures' new action-comedy  CHIPS.

SARAH, DARREN, AND GLOC-9 BAG MAJOR WINS AT THE MYX MUSIC AWARDS 2017

Popstar royalty Sarah Geronimo led this year’s winners at the MYX Music Awards held on Thursday night at the Kia Theatre. She earned three recognitions namely Favorite Music Video and Favorite Song for her hit “Tala” and Favorite Collaboration with the band Hale for the song “The Great Unknown.”

Mang Inasal launches first ever National Halo-Halo Sarap Day

Celebrates Filipinos’ shared love for halo-halo The country’s number one Pinoy branded eat out is making Filipino dessert history as it unveils the Philippines’ first ever National Halo-Halo Sarap Day on March 19. “Filipinos love  halo-halo ,” Mang Inasal Brand Manager  Paygee Anne Palmos  said. “And this love is rooted in various reasons—from cultural to heartwarming personal stories and memories associated with family and loved ones. With our well-loved Pinoy Halo-Halo, we wanted to pioneer a celebration that everyone could easily relate to. And with the hot Philippine summer settling in, we decided to launch a nationwide celebration of our love for  halo-halo .

A GIRL HERO RISES IN NEW “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” PREVIEW

Meet the young heroine, Izzy (Isabela Moner) in this special new preview of  Transformers: The Last Knight , which Paramount Pictures has just released and may be viewed here. Watch  Transformers: The Last Knight  in Philippine cinemas starting  June 21, 2017 .

REBECCA FERGUSON MUST CONTEND WITH AN ALIEN CREATURE IN “LIFE”

Coming off  The Girl on the Train  and  Mission: Impossible  – Rogue Nation, Rebecca Ferguson now stars as a feisty scientist in Columbia Pictures' terrifying thriller,  Life .  Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,  Life  is about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

SEE OUR HEROES STAND TOGETHER IN NEW “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2” CLIP

You only get one chance to save the galaxy, twice. Our heroes, the “Gardens,” unite once more with your latest look at Marvel Studios’  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. See each of our heroes–both old and new–show their stuff in the new spot here. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  is written and directed by James Gunn. The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana as Gamora; Dave Bautista as Drax; Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket; Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot; Michael Rooker as Yondu; Karen Gillan as Nebula; and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.

MARVEL STUDIOS FOUNDER AVI ARAD PRODUCES “GHOST IN THE SHELL”

As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and founder of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad has been a driving force behind bringing many of Marvel’s most famous comic book characters to the screen, with a track record that has been nothing short of spectacular, including a string of No. 1 box office openings.  As a producer or executive producer, his credits include  Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man  (Columbia Pictures);  X-Men, X2: X-Men United  and  X-Men: The Last Stand  (Twentieth Century Fox) and  Iron Man  (Paramount Pictures).

TRAVEL TO THE LAND OF THE DEAD IN FIRST “COCO” TRAILER

Disney-Pixar has just released the first trailer of the animated adventure  Coco  which follows a young aspiring musician and a charming trickster on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Check out the trailer here and watch Coco in Philippine cinemas starting  November 22, 2017 .

Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista has renewed his contract with Universal Records

Christian Bautista signed the contract with Universal Records executives on March 14, 2017. Present during the contract signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan and Christian's manager Carlo Orosa. Christian signed with Universal Records in 2009 and the partnership has produced bestsellers like the Diamond Record "A Wonderful Christmas" and 4x Platinum certified "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan" Christian is currently working on new materials for his upcoming album which will be released very soon. The Kapuso star was last seen on GMA's Superstar Duets and will also be part of Jennilyn Mercado-starrer My Love From The Star. Christian was also handpicked to sing the 50th Anniversary ASEAN theme.

ACOUSTIC SOUL ARTIST, KAYE CAL, SOARS FOR HER BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM

From joining Pilipinas Got Talent to We Love OPM, Kaye Cal has come a long way and is now ready to unleash her acoustic soul as she launches her first solo album under Star Music. Kaye initially went mainstream as the lead vocalist of Ezra Band, a Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 grand finalist. She has eventually emerged as a solo performer, doing covers in her Youtube channel, recording singles for Star Music’s OPM Fresh and Himig Handog, and being part of Nyoy Volante’s team in We Love OPM.

KIMERALD REUNITE IN “MMK”

Before their highly anticipated teleserye reunion, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson team up this Saturday (Mar 18) in “MMK” to portray lovers who are separated by fate, only to be reunited in each other’s arms at the wrong time. Bernard (Gerald) already knew that it was love the moment he laid his eyes on Cze (Kim). When they were young, Bernard secretly sent handmade love letters to Cze to express his admiration for her.

GRU HAS A TWIN BROTHER, DRU, IN NEW “DESPICABLE ME 3” TRAILER

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have unveiled the second trailer of  Despicable Me 3  which introduces Gru's long lost twin brother, Dru.  View the trailer here and check out  Despicable Me 3  in Philippine cinemas on  June 14, 2017 .

RYAN REYNOLDS BACK WITH “DEADPOOL” WRITERS FOR NEW THRILLER “LIFE”

Deadpool  himself Ryan Reynolds stars in Columbia Pictures' new terrifying sci-fi thriller  Life  as astronaut Rory Adams, an engineer and specialist in space walking. “This script had such a degree of reality and a feeling of constant tension,” says Reynolds, who stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson.  The film reunites Reynolds with his  Deadpool  writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and his  Safe House  director Daniel Espinosa. “It begins with an air of discovery that turns to a tension that permeates the whole film as we learn more and more about this thing that we’ve put on board the ISS,” he says.