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STEVEN YEUN IS BO, A SMALL DONKEY WITH BIG DREAMS IN “THE STAR”

He's best known for his starring role in the AMC smash hit  The Walking Dead  as Glenn Rhee, a role which he originated and developed into a pivotal character, becoming a favorite for both fans and critics alike for seven seasons. Now, Korean actor Steven Yeun lends his voice to Bo, a pint-sized donkey who wholeheartedly believes he is destined for a bigger purpose, in Sony Pictures Animation's  The Star  (in Philippine cinemas  December 6 .)

ABS-CBN REVEALS NEW SHOWS FOR 2018 IN “JUST LOVE” TRADE EVENT

New and returning loveteams and captivating stories of love and family will add color to ABS-CBN’s programming in 2018, as revealed during the network’s “Just Love: The ABS-CBN Trade Event” held last Tuesday (Nov 28). Leading the Kapamilya network’s new offerings is “Bagani,” which marks the TV comeback of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, with Sofia Andres, Matteo Guidicelli, and Makisig Morales.

12 Days of Christmas bring the Filipino touch to homes around the world through Christmas carols

TFC, in partnership with  Remitly , presents  “Namamasko Po!”  (We Wish You a Merry Christmas), the first-ever digital caroling experience around the world! TFC ,  the world’s largest and leading Filipino news and entertainment brand, and   Remitly ,  the easy, fast, and affordable way to send money to the Philippines from a computer or mobile device, have partnered to bring Filipinos all over the world the first-ever digital Christmas caroling experience,  Namamasko Po! The Kapamilya Christmas Carols.  The project will   bring the Filipino Christmas spirit to Kapamilyas   around the world. “I came to realize that in countries like the U.S., you get more trick-or-treaters than you get Christmas carolers ,”  said  Head of   Global Events Ricky Resurreccion ,  a migrant who has   lived away from the Philippines for many years.  He adds:   “ Mas maraming nananakot, kaysa sa nangangarolling.” (There are more people trying to scare you, than those bringing good cheer through car

13th Philippine Feng Shui Convention at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila (The year of the Earth Dog)

General Manager Frank Reichenbach and Marites Allen Contract Signing Learn about the predictions that your destiny chart will say about your year 2018 as International Feng Shui expert, Marites Allen, holds the 13 th Philippine Feng Shui Convention, at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, this January 6, from 10 AM to 3 PM.   2018 Horoscope Books by Marites Allen The International Feng Shui Convention (IFSC), launched in 2004 with the support of the International Feng Shui Association, is a regular annual conference that the Feng Shui expert, Marites Allen, facilitates. For the third time, the much-anticipated event will be held at the halls of the Forbes Five-Star Award Winner, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s grand ballroom. The partnership has been sealed last September 27, with General Manager Frank Reichenbach, at the Continental Club Floor.   Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Director of MarComm Judith Los Banos, Frank Reichenbach, Marites Allen and husband Nick Allen Know what

Shopee Makes Gift-Giving Merrier this Christmas Season

Celebrate 12 days of Christmas with attractive deals and free shipping No Christmas season in the world is as fun and festive as that in the Philippines, and Shopee is here to make Paskong Pilipino even merrier. In addition to celebrating Filipino traditions centered around the themes of family and sharing, Shopee Philippines aims to make festive gifting more convenient and fuss-free.   “Christmas is a special occasion in the Philippines, but it’s also one of the busiest and most hectic times of the year, especially in Metro Manila. At Shopee, we offer both savings and convenience for Filipinos when it comes to completing their festive shopping online, so that they can spend more time with their families and friends,” said Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer of Shopee. This Christmas, Filipinos can check off their Christmas shopping lists from the comfort of their homes with Shopee’s free delivery and cash on delivery options. To add to the festive cheer, from 11

“JUMANJI'S” LARGER-THAN-LIFE CHARACTERS IN SOLO POSTERS

The character posters for Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  are now online, individually revealing the lovable ensemble. In the brand new adventure  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle , starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

VIVO’s Newest Local Ambassador Julie Ann San Jose and Ashley Rivera Led the V7 launch at SM North EDSA.

Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country today, held a re-launch of its latest offering from the V series. The Vivo V7, was first unveiled in a grand launch at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing last November 18 with Vivo influencer Boyband PH headlining the event.

Japanese Actor Kento Yamazaki to Star in the Highly-Anticipated Drama Series “Kiss that Kills”

The Japanese king of romantic films, Kento Yamazaki, will star in the highly-anticipated drama series, “ Kiss that Kills ”, which premieres same time as Japan on January 7, 2018 at 9:00pm (8:00pm JKT/BKK). Kento Yamazaki plays the role of Otaro, the most sought-after host at a nightclub whose only passion is fearless pursuit of money and power. When Otaro is kissed by a mysterious woman, he dies but quickly comes back to life. What is the true identity of this mysterious woman? Can Otaro unravel the mystery behind the deadly kiss and the time loop?

XIAN HOLDS “KEY OF X” SPECIAL SHOW THIS SUNDAY

An early Christmas treat from Xian After his sold out album tours in different parts of the country, Kapamilya heartthrob Xian Lim gives back to his fans this Christmas as he stages a special show dubbed “Key Of X Live” at the Eastwood Open Park this Sunday (Dec. 3) at 7pm. The chinito singer is on a roll this year with the launch of his third album “Key of X” under Star Music as it amassed sold out album tours in Bulacan, Bataan, Batangas, and Laguna and other key cities in the metro since it was launched in August this year.

“STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” REVEALS “HEROES” SPOT

For the first time, Finn (John Boyega) has something to fight for, in the newly released TV spot “Heroes” for  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  which may be viewed at  http://youtu.be/znKxu09P_H8 . In the new footage, Finn wakes up, and we hear his first words. Or rather, word. And he’s picking up where he left off.

#FREESKYCHANNELS FEATURES ENTERTAINMENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

SKY serves up a multi-cultural feast as it opens 25 international channels, including India’s Star Bharat, Taiwan’s TVBS ASIA, TVE from Spain, and Korea’s TVn via #FREESKYCHANNELS until  December 8 .     Learn more about India’s caste system in the offbeat comedy-drama series “Nimki Mukhiya” on Star Bharat. It tells the story of a fun-loving and opinionated woman with a penchant for Bollywood movies and how she becomes the mukhiya or leader of her village. Follow Nimki’s adventures weekdays at  10:30 PM  on Star Bharat.

Vivo and Robinsons officially seals long-term partnership

Two big-name brands recently came together to seal a long-term partnership. Leading smartphone brand Vivo and big-ticket mall operator Robinsons Malls formally announced the tie-up in a press conference held last November 27 at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas. The partnership commences with a promo perfectly timed for the holiday season. Inspired by the Filipino Christmas custom of giving, Vivo and Robinsons Malls will be mounting a 200 Vivo phone giveaway exclusive to shoppers of select Robinsons Malls. This limited offering from Vivo and Robinsons Malls is a perfect uplift to the holiday spirits.

THE MISCHIEF ESCALATES IN NEW “PETER RABBIT” TRAILER

Rabbits are the perfect creatures... or are they? Watch the new  Peter Rabbit  trailer now at  https://youtu.be/ufWkvhY6upM  and see the movie in Philippine cinemas this February 2018. Sony Pictures Animation's  Peter Rabbit  brings all of the audience-favourite Beatrix Potter characters to the screen in a brand-new, modern adventure.

Stay connected with Del Monte Kitchenomics via www.lifegetsbetter.ph

The Filipino cooks’ trusted culinary partner Del Monte Kitchenomics makes meal times easier and more fun with new episodes beginning December 10, 11:55 a.m.  on GMA7.    Hosted by Kapuso leading lady Carla Abellana and multi-awarded pastry chef Jackie Ang-Po, the new episodes will continue to showcase family-tested, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable recipes that are perfect for family get-togethers, just in time for the holiday festivities.  And because Del Monte Kitchenomics is committed to making life better for Filipino home cooks, their all-around handy website www.lifegetsbetter.ph  is now accessible 24/7 to ensure a convenient and hassle-free culinary experience. The website provides easy access for exciting and useful features that will surely elevate your kitchen expertise with every visit. Under the Kitchenomics section, you may sign up for free to unlock the  Meal Planner  function and effortlessly plan up to a month’s worth of menus and shop for all yo

MOMSHIES AND ANAKSHIES EXPLORE HONG KONG DISNEYLAND IN “MAGANDANG BUHAY”

Join  momshies  Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada, and Jolina Magdangal as they go around the happiest place on earth with their  anakshies  when ABS-CBN’s morning talk show “Magandang Buhay” goes to Hong Kong Disneyland this Tuesday (Nov 28). Melai will be bringing Mela, Karla will be with Lelai and Jordan, and Jolina will have Pele with her when the  momshies  take their fun and insightful conversations to the next level at the theme park’s famous rides and attractions.

This Christmas, here’s one sure way to bring joy to your loved ones!

New Jollibee Christmas TVC stars the Legaspi family as they bring joy to their loved ones this holiday season Jollibee, the Philippines’ number one fast-food brand, is on a mission to bring more joy to Filipino families this Christmas. That’s why its latest heart-warming and mouth-watering video for Chickenjoy, launched last Nov. 19, 2017, features the celebrity Legaspi family: Carmina, Zoren, Mavy and Cassy, sharing joy with family and friends by giving them buckets of  crispylicious, juicylicious,  and  gravylicious  Chickenjoy.

Things I Like, Making Gift-Giving More Fun

If there's a must-have mobile application that should be on your phone now, then it's the "Things I Like" that makes gift giving a lot more fun and efficient. Who wouldn't want to receive the gifts that we wished for? With this app, you will be able to enlist the things that you've been rooting for and may even suggest to your potential gift givers where they could purchase it. You will also save them the hassle of giving the same gifts or providing you gifts that you may not find useful.  This is very easy to use and is straight-forward as to why this is developed in the first place. Just sign-up or use your Facebook credentials as log in then voila, you'll have your dashboard available already and start putting the gifts you wished to receive. You could also view what's on the wishlist of your favorite celebrities and give them gifts to make them feel extra special. If you share the same wishlist, then you could simply repost it to yo

BFF5 OPENS UP STYLE-WISE AND LIFEWISE IN “SUGAR & SPICE BOOK”

Get to know Andrea, Kira, Loisa, Maris, and Ylona… They may be powerful onstage and as closely-knit as sisters, but the sweet and sassy BFF5 girls -- Andrea Brillantes, Kira Balinger, Loisa Andalio, Maris Racal, and Ylona Garcia -- have different personalities, tastes, and style, which they divulge in their book “Sugar & Spice” by ABS-CBN Publishing. Readers will be inspired with how today’s It Girls have overcome their insecurities and have strived for their dreams in the photobook that also uncovers great fashion steals and the must-read 25 things to know about each member.

GIBSON & WAHLBERG: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON IN “DADDY'S HOME 2”

Mel Gibson plays Kurt, the alpha male father of Mark Wahlberg's character, in Paramount Pictures’ comedy sequel,  Daddy’s Home 2  (in Philippine cinemas  November 29 .) (Watch the TV spot `Grand-Dads Are Coming at  http://youtu.be/j4dMnAPZu70 .)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET INTO BULL’S TRIAL SCIENCE TEAM?

Main protagonist Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) of legal drama  Bull  no doubt shines as he fronts every episode with his snooty brilliance. However, none of his courtroom strategies would have been possible if it weren’t for an equally brilliant team. With experts in various fields from neuropsychology and litigation to hacking and even fashion, Bull’s Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) is television’s dream team we could only hope to join. But if such a fictional team were real, what would get us recruited?

“TITIBO-TIBO” IS THE HIMIG HANDOG 2017 BEST SONG

Moira and composer Libertine Amistoso, this year’s Himig Handog winners “Titibo-Tibo,” the feel-good song about a boyish girl who finds herself getting more womanly after falling in love with a guy composed by Libertine Amistoso and interpreted by singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre, bagged the Best Song and was announced the grand winner in the largest Filipino songwriting competition, Himig Handog 2017, during the finals held on the “ASAP” stage on Sunday. Amistoso, who took home the P1 million cash prize, beat the other nine song grand finalists chosen among almost 7,000 entries. Her happy song served as her lucky charm. ”It’s not like the other songs which are about ‘hugot’ or pain. This is a happy song, with a happy ending,” said the composer in a recent interview.

“TWBA” CELEBRATES 2ND YEAR WITH SPECIAL WEEKLONG “2 BE HONEST” EPISODES

Jessy-Luis, Julia-Erich, Maris- I nigo, and Sharon-Robin, take hot seat together Get twofold of fun and exciting revelations  beginning this Monday (Nov 27) as the only showbiz talk show on Philippine primetime TV today, “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” doubles its guest stars for its weeklong special, “2 Be Honest: The TWBA 2nd Anniversary Special.” Watch out for the first and exclusive sit down interview of real life couple Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano as they share updates  on  their relationship and recent getaways with the country’s King of Talk, Boy Abunda.

Hit Indonesian Horror Film “Satan’s Slaves” to Haunt Philippine Cinemas on November 29

Joko Anwar, the multi-awarded director from Indonesia is back with another critically acclaimed horrifying film  “Pengabdi Setan,” “Satan’s Slaves”  in English. The film tells the story of a family of four who must take evil head-on after their mother dies. Featuring plenty of scares and a shocking plot twist, the film is set in 1981, one year before the classic horror movie was set.

JBJ 1st Fan Meeting in Manila “Come True”

The PRODUCE 101 fever continues to run hot! Dubbed an “idol group miracle” by both the media and fans alike, JBJ has announced they will be making their first visit ever to Manila on  January 14  to spend the New Year with their Filipino fans! JBJ 1st Fan Meeting In Manila “Come True”  tickets going on sale  November 29th  at  ticketnet.com.ph   . JBJ was dubbed an “idol group miracle” in Korea, because, even though members Kenta, Longguo, Sanggyun, Taehyun, Donghan, and Hyunbin didn’t make it to the top 20 in Season 2 of PRODUCE 101, they were still able to gather huge support from fans, who decided to create their own “dream group”, purchasing expensive billboard ads at the bustling Samseong Subway Station in Seoul, and posting their wishes on hoping for the members to officially debut.

ESCAPE WITH MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS ON THE SAME DAY AS US TELECAST WITH HOOQ

Marvel’s ragtag band of teenage superheroes battle angst, hormones, abuse and (quite literally) their parents, in HOOQ’s latest same day telecast offering HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia – is proud to announce a new exclusive Marvel offering: the 1 st 3 episodes of Marvel’s Runaways will debut on Nov 21 st with brand new episodes coming every week to HOOQ, same day as the US telecast. Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, Jennifer Batty said, “We’re very excited, Runaways ticks all the boxes that we are looking for in a comic book Entertainment series!  Everyone thinks their parents are evil when they are a teenager BUT what happens when you find out they really are evil!?! With showrunners like Josh Schwartz  and  Stephanie Savage , producers of The O.C . and Gossip Girl, also available on HOOQ,  we can expect t he series to break away from some of the conventions and tropes that muddle teenage dramas.  The 1 st 3 episodes of Runaways drop on HOOQ

STRONG WAVE OF FEMINISM IN “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” ON DECEMBER 6 AT AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

It was a match that entered the history books, changing the game for women and men around the world. The highly publicized, much hyped and hugely entertaining “Battle of the Sexes” was one of the most watched sporting events ever. But its impact extended far beyond tennis and the sporting arena. Taking us back 44 years, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, helmed by gifted directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris bring the 70s alive with vitality, comedy and poignancy, relating the build-up to the match that was viewed on TV by an unprecedented global audience of 90 million.   

SPONGE COLA RELEASES NEW SONG “TEMPURA"

Sponge Cola is back with an interesting pair of songs to close out 2017. Fresh off their latest hit “Bahaghari," which just recently entered Magic899's Hall of Fame list, the band is set to release “Tempura" and “Kunwari." According to frontman Yael Yuzon, “Tempura" is "Basically a compilation of text messages from a friend, who was going through some relationship problems at the time." When asked about the title, he says "It is so personal and almost biographical, that the title is almost begging the listener to detach from the song's specifics. But at the same time, invites anyone who could lend an ear." So is it a rant? "I guess it is," Yuzon adds.

ABS-CBN AIRS 66TH MISS UNIVERSE LIVE THIS MONDAY

Will Rachel Peters bring home the country’s 4 th  Miss Universe crown? The most beautiful day in the universe happens again exclusively on ABS-CBN as the much awaited 66 th  Miss Universe pageant airs on Philippine free-to-air television live from The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this Monday (Nov 27), 8 AM. The country’s bet Rachel Peters is all set to compete against 90 other beautiful women from across the globe to get the coveted Miss Universe crown.

ABS-CBN’S ADOBERS TAKEOVER FANFAIR GATHERS ONLINE STARS AND FANS THIS SUNDAY

Meet-and-greet and concert with Lloyd Cadena, AC Bonifacio, Cong TV, Riva Quenery, and more Fans of the biggest online stars and sensations in the country will have a chance to get to know and watch their favorites beyond their computer and mobile screens at the first-ever Adobers TakeOver Fanfair happening  on Sunday  ( Nov 26 ) at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City. Organized by Adober Studios, ABS-CBN’s multi-channel network that nurtures online content creators and famous YouTubers known as ‘Adobers,’ the event will gather fans for exclusive meet-and-greets with Lloyd Cadena, AC Bonifacio, Cong TV, Riva Quenery, ThatsBella, Pamela Swing, Caleon Twins, Jomie Hospital, LuiZel, Emman Nimedez, Rei Germar, and many more.

Grand launch of Vivo V7 in Bacolod City emerged successful with Boyband PH

The Vivo V7 launch was a big success as it brought the topnotch brand closer to its audience with a grand unveiling last November 18 at the S M City Bacolod Event Center North Wing. The V7 launch was headlined by the hottest boy band in the country and Vivo celebrity influencer Boyband PH. Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, Ford Valencia graced the stage with their upbeat performances at the much-anticipated launch of the latest pride from the global smartphone brand.

Gear Up for a GEM-Packed Holiday!

Cheer for a team of underdog players in the sports drama Baseball Brainiacs. Join a group of university students as they make their dreams come true in the relationship drama Sea Side Blue. Attend the reunion of two estranged friends in the mystery special Miman City 2017. Test your general knowledge in the game show Burning Questions! SP1. Finally, end the year with sightseeing and delectable dishes in the cooking travel show MOCO’S Kitchen In Kyoto , and start the next one right with life lessons from We’re Millennials. Got a problem? Special .

YETI OR NOT, HERE COMES THE “SMALLFOOT” TEASER TRAILER

Warner Animation Group has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy adventure “Smallfoot,” featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common and LeBron James. Check out the “Smallfoot” trailer below at: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ warnerbrosphils/videos/ 1878835455479320/ You Tube:  https://youtu.be/J3_I7HrTryE

VINA PLAYS LEGAL WIFE LIVING WITH HUSBAND’S MISTRESS IN “MMK”

Can the legal wife and the mistress live under one roof? Watch Vina Morales in a powerful portrayal of a mother who will endure anything for her family, even if she is forced to share her home with her husband’s mistress, to be played by Louise Delos Reyes, this Saturday (Nov 25) in “MMK.”

“PITCH PERFECT 3” CAST, “THE VOICE” TOP-12 IN MASH UP MUSIC VIDEO

NBC’s The Voice Top-12 Artists and the stars of Universal’s upcoming  Pitch Perfect 3  has just debuted the first-ever full length music video in the history of The Voice during the November 21 episode, highlighting the signature styles of each vocalist. Pitch Perfect 's franchise-building song “Cups” and George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90,” the anthem of  Pitch Perfect 3 , are seamlessly mashed-up in the video.

ABS-CBN LAUNCHES “DARNA AT ANG NAWAWALANG BATO” CARD GAME

Darna comics fans rejoice as the Kapamilya network releases “Darna at ang Nawawalang Bato” (Darna and the Missing Stone), a thrilling, uniquely Filipino card game in the theme of the Pinoy pride lady warrior, through its recently launched Ravelo Komiks Superheroes brand. Before “Darna” hits the big screen, ABS-CBN brings to life its iconic and well-loved characters such as Ding, Narda, Valentina, and Darna herself through the exciting deck of cards.

HAVE A FAMILY FUN-FILLED NIGHT WITH SKY LIFE’S NIGHT SKY CINEMA IN NUVALI

Escape to a fun-filled night under the stars with the entire family this  Saturday, November 25  as SKY Life brings the Night SKY Cinema experience to Nuvali in Sta Rosa, Laguna. The entire family will get to experience carnival booths and activities, interactive games, food booths, and prizes, as well as screenings of “Avatar” and “Pitch Perfect 2,” at the Lakeside Multi-purpose Field in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa.