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THE RIOT RISES IN NEW “VENOM” TRAILER

The world has enough superheroes. Make way for Venom and the Riot.

KYLE ECHARRI LAUNCHES “PANGAKO” SINGLE, MUSIC VIDEO

Former “The Voice Kids” contestant, now a Star Pop artist Kyle Echarri is the latest recording artist to join Star Pop—Star Music’s record sublabel for the younger market— and is currently making waves with the successful launch of his “Pangako” single followed by its music video premiere on MYX last Monday. A Top 6 contestant in “The Voice Kids” season 2 under Team Sarah, the now fifteen-year-old soloist reached the top spot on iTunes PH’s Top 100 Songs Chart when he first introduced his latest pop hit.

OGIE CELEBRATES 30TH MILESTONE WITH “OA” CONCERT

OPM hitmaker Ogie Alcasid marks his 30 th  anniversary in the industry with one of the biggest musical events this year —his concert dubbed “OA: Ogie Alcasid 30 th  Anniversary with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra”— happening on August 24 (Friday) at the Araneta Coliseum. “We will have a big fiesta atmosphere during the opening number, with 80 to 100 people [performing] on stage,” shared the ultimate singer-songwriter. “We wanted to celebrate everything that’s Filipino.”

DISNEY BRINGS A-GAME TO “HALL D,” DAZZLES FANS WITH SURPRISES

Kenneth Cobonpue, TWDC PH Country Manager Veronica Cabalinan, Legendary Disney artist Mark Henn, and TEDC SEA Media Networks Marketing Director Daniel Tan The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) Philippines took the AsiaPOP Comicon 2018 by storm when it presented “what’s now and what’s to come” from its powerhouse brands. "Mickey has brought nine decades of smiles, laughter, hope and happiness to fans all over the world, and to mark this milestone year, we are so pleased to bring Hall D at AsiaPOP Comicon," said Veronia Cabalinan, Country Manager for The Walt Disney Company Philippines. "It’s amazing to see so many Disney Fans gather for the first-ever Hall D in Southeast Asia."

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY IN MANILA

Grammy winner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is scheduled to perform at the Mall Of Asia Arena on September 5, 2018 produced by Ovation Productions. The popular American hip-hop group worked their way into the music industry from the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced rapping style and harmonizing vocals. In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song, "Tha Crossroads". Since its conception in the early 1990s, the group has been honored with other numerous awards. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is also the only artist to do collaborations with Eazy-E, Mariah Carey, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and Big Pun. This legendary rap group is broadly recognized as one of the most successful hip-hop acts selling more than 50 million records worldwide.

Love takes on all forms on GMA Network’s newest primetimes series ‘Onanay’

Beginning  August 6 , love takes on all forms as GMA Network debuts its newest heart-warming primetime series,  Onanay . Onanay  tells the unique story of Onay, a woman born with  Achondroplasia  or a bone growth disorder which impeded her growth. Because of this, she is often the subject of ridicule but she chooses to remain positive in life. She gave birth to two beautiful daughters—Maila and Natalie—who cannot be more different from one another. Despite a tragedy and traumatizing events, Onay’s motherly love remains pure and unconditional, the way every mother is to her child. 

MORE CHOICES FOR FILIPINOS WITH FIVE NEW ABS-CBN TVplus CHANNELS

More entertainment choices await Filipino families as ABS-CBN TVplus, the country’s pioneering digital terrestrial television (DTT), launches five new channels in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, and Metro Cebu on Monday, July 30 .     Adding to its current channel line-up are two new exclusive channels—Asianovela Channel and Movie Central—plus MYX, Jeepney TV, and O Shopping. O Shopping, a home TV shopping channel, will be accessible permanently free of charge, while the other four new channels will be on free trial until Dec 31, 2018.

SHANTI DOPE CELEBRATES OVER 20 MILLION VIEWS AND STREAMS OF HIT SONG ‘NADARANG’; LOOKS FORWARD TO UPCOMING PROJECTS

Just seven months after its release on Spotify and five months on YouTube, Shanti Dope’s certified hit song ‘Nadarang’ has hit over twenty million views and streams on the respective platforms. This is a phenomenal feat for the 17-year old new generation rapper-songwriter who celebrates a number of achievements to this date.

ABS-CBN, NEW ERA PH COLLABORATE FOR FIRST-EVER UAAP CAPS

ABS-CBN and international lifestyle brand New Era unveiled its first-ever collection of UAAP caps, showcased at the SM Mega Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City, in support of the upcoming University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81. The Kapamilya Network—UAAP’s licensing representative— inked its first collaboration with New Era, the official headwear provider of the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G-League.

GET THE SIGNATURE LOOK OF CELEBS IN RB CHANCO’S MAKEUP BOOK

Erich, Julia, Loisa, Ronnie, and Vice Ganda on “RBeautified” cover  Discover the secrets behind the signature looks of Kapamilya stars Charo Santos, Bea Alonzo, Liza Soberano, Maja Salvador, and more in the new book “RBeautified” by top celebrity make-up artist RB Chanco under ABS-CBN Publishing. Kris Aquino, RB’s esteemed client for seven year now, wrote the foreword in “RBeautified,” citing the author’s ability to use her skills to enhance one’s gifts. “My makeup with RB has always looked like me—just a better, more polished, softer, and prettier version of me,” shared the “I Love You Hater” actress.

Vivo X21 is an eyecatcher at the Mobile Fest 2018

Global smartphone brand Vivo has made a good impression on tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018. To explain all the goods on Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone—the X21, the brand tapped respected tech experts Mark Macanas of TechPinas and Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu. The experts discussed Vivo X21’s unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi, performance, and design. Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu and Mark Macanas of TechPinas had nothing but praises for Vivo X21

“JOHN EN MARSHA” MADE MARICEL FEEL PART OF A ‘COMPLETE’ FAMILY

"'John en Marsha' made me feel I belonged to a complete family."  This was how Maricel Soriano explained her great love for Dolphy and the cast of “John en Marsha” as she graced the special screening of the digitally restored and remastered “John en Marsha ’85 sa Probinsiya” last July 26 at Cinema Centenario, which was held in honor of Dolphy’s birthday on July 25.

KYGO TO PERFORM IN MANILA

The hottest electronic dance musician in the world will finally play on the Manila stage on October 25 as part of his Kids In Love World Tour. His latest song Born to Be Yours with Imagine Dragons has been a consistent No.1 on iTunes for over five consecutive weeks. Kygo is a world-renowned Norwegian producer, songwriter, DJ and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in a span of three short years. He was crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James),” which was certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries, helped him become the fastest artist in history to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Kygo’s first album, Cloud Nine, debuted at #1 on iTunes Dance Albums Chart and at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Electronic Albums chart. 

Catch the OPPO4U Anniversary Last Wave with the best-selling OPPO F7 at PHP 14,990

On its 4th year anniversary in the Philippines, OPPO, the No.2 international brand in the country, is delighting all customers with the last wave of the OPPO4U Anniversary Sale. The highly competitive and well-received OPPO F7 is now more affordable at PHP 14,990, giving customers PHP 3,000 in savings. The OPPO F7 offers the best selfie experience with its 25MP Sony IMX576 front camera, assisted with A.I. Beauty Technology 2.0 and Sensor HDR. Featuring a big 6.23” FHD+ Super Full Screen display for an immersive visual experience, the OPPO F7 comes together in a beautifully packaged, unique body design in colors of Solar Red, Moonlight Silver, and Diamond Black.

Aiai delas Alas Remains A Reliable Endorser; Inks 4th Year Partnership with HOBE

The Comedy Concert Queen Aiai delas Alas remains as one of the country's reliable endorser as she inks her 4th year endorsement deal with HOBE noodles whose sales have grown three times since she got onboarded. She has set the image of a doting mom who prepares delicious mom to her household whom mothers can relate to. She believes that being a good cook is also crucial in maintaining a good relationship with her husband but of course she acknowledges that it goes beyond that. Her husband has been proud of her cooking skills that he shares the feedback and food to his friends. On her 4th year, expect Aiai to be visiting cooking demos that the brand will organize and hopefully they could launch a new TVC soon that has been a hit in provinces for the past years.  They might be doing some webisodes and she would love to have dancing/cooking show in the future with her "kambal" Ms Marian Rivera. Apart from HOBE, she's busy with her upcoming Cin

Anthony Vincent Bova back in Manila to provide workshops for GMA Artist Center stars

The learning continues for the talents of GMA Artist Center as international acting coach Anthony  Vincent Bova returns to the Philippines to provide a new round of workshops.  After his visit last February, the New York City professional acting teacher and his co-teacher, actress Anna Feleo, will be conducting the 'Empowerment’ training, which focuses on the "emotional  and psychological alignment for peak performance" of the artists. Bova will come back on January 2019 to conduct the culminating activity, which will showcase what the artists have learned throughout the year from his training program. Also an actor, writer, and artistic director, Bova is a protégé of famed acting coach Eric Morris, who has taught some of the best actors in the Philippines, including Laurice Guillen, Johnny Delgado, Leo  Martinez, Michael de Mesa, and Joel Torre among others. 

OPPA Alexander Lee returns to Manila with a new music

Fans of GMA Artist Center’s resident oppa Alexander Lee are now rejoicing. The Kapuso actor is back in the Philippines to rekindle his love for music. This time, he is collaborating with fellow Korean singer Marucci, and they will be promoting their newest single entitled ‘Keep Ya Head Up.’ Their duo called AXM will be producing songs that can inspire and cheer up their listeners. Alexander shared a teaser of his latest project on lnstagram, "The reason why I’m in the Philippines: Music collaboration project <AXM> (Alexander X Marucci). ”Keep Ya Head Up" a song with meanings behind... a song to cheer you up... a song to comfort you. Never thought I'll be doing music again... Hope you'll like it. Love y’all." Fans were quick to show their support and they are excited to see and hear more of Alexander and his partner Marucci. His love for the Philippines is unwavering, making it easy for Filipinos to love him back. ’Keep Ya Head

Ahron Villena and Kakai Bautista give love another chance in Harry And Patty

Paanong ang isang love story na may not so beautiful beginning ay naging parang isang fairytale at nauwi sa isang perfect happy ending? The film is about how love brings out the beauty in a person, not just physically, but the beauty that emerges from each characters they share the virtue of life  and happiness.

STAR MAGIC Launches First Video-Making Digital Contest "Lights, Camera, Magic"

Star Magic, the local entertainment industry's premier talent management and development agency, is pushing the envelope further by formally opening its doors to a different kind of talent through the video-making contest-Lights, C amera , Magic. As a brainchild of the agency’s Chairman Emeritus Johnny Manahan, Lights, Camera, Magic (LCM) is essentially Star Magic’s very own contribution to ABS-CBN's continued exploration of the digital platform and an effort to acknowledge the presence of the growing audience online.

PhilPop Announces Top 30 Semifinalists

PhilPop Foundation announce the Top 30 Semifinalists to this year’s music festival. A non-profit organization led by Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, PhilPop Foundation reinvents itself this 2018. With the theme “Music. Powered by Pinoys,” and coming from a year-long and nationwide songwriting boot camps in 2017, the foundation adopted a grassroots approach to discover and develop the most talented songwriters in the country, and prepared them for the 2018 songwriting festival.

EMBRACING DIVERSITY IN THRILLING YA MOVIE “THE DARKEST MINDS”

“The Darkest Minds” is set in a very near future society where most of the nation’s children have perished – victims of a terrible disease. The surviving children are considered to be dangerous Enemies of the State because they possess extraordinary powers and therefore pose a threat to the government. Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games, Everything Everything) plays Ruby, who escapes from the authorities and teams up with a group of other kids, including Liam, played by Harris Dickinson. They go on the run, using their powers, wits, and friendship to stay alive.

The future of flagship smartphones lands in the Philippines with OPPO Find X

It made its global debut last June 19 in the Louvre Museum in Paris. It made international waves surpassing the limits that consumers know of smartphones. And with much anticipated hype on one of the most futuristic smartphones to date, the OPPO Find X finally makes its way to the Philippines. The launch of the OPPO Find X both globally and locally marks a massive milestone for the technology giant as it reintroduces the premium Find Series which launched its preceding model last 2014. After years of future-forward concepts, consumer behavioral research, and meticulous product development, the Find X has finally surfaced and there is nothing ordinary about it—it is geared to rival any other flagship smartphone in the industry and succeed.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS, AYDA WILLIAMS AND LOUIS TOMLINSON JOIN SIMON COWELL AS JUDGES ON THE X FACTOR UK

The X Factor UK is thrilled to announce Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson will join Simon Cowell on the new-look judging panel for the hit singing talent show. The three new judges appeared with Simon at a press conference at Somerset House in central London where they were officially revealed.

VICE, PIA, DANIEL TEAM-UP THIS WEEKEND ON KBO

The 49 th  Box Office Entertainment Awards Phenomenal Stars of Philippine Cinema Vice Ganda, Pia Wurtzbach, and Daniel Padilla join force once more as KBO brings the highest grossing of 2017, “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad” this Saturday (July 28) and Sunday (July 29).

JERICHO AND YEN’S COMMITMENT TO MARRIAGE WILL BE CHALLENGED IN “HALIK”

Sam and Yam join the most daring show on TV this 2018 Jericho Rosales and Yen Santos star in the most daring story teleserye of the year, “Halik,” featuring a story of love tested by time and temptation. It premieres on August 13 on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. Rounding out the leading cast are Sam Milby and Yam Concepcion, who play a husband, and a wife, who can’t be trusted to uphold their commitment to their respective marriages.

MOIRA, JK, AND MAYMAY BRING HOME MAJOR WINS AT MOR PINOY MUSIC AWARDS 2018

Jaya, Jessa, Jona, and more, pay tribute to Vehnee Saturno Moira dela Torre, JK Labajo and Maymay Entrata bagged the three most coveted awards at the MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2018 held last Saturday (July 21) at the Araneta Coliseum. JK, also known as juan karlos, brought home the Album of the Year award for “JKL” and the OPM Revival of the Year award for “Beautiful Girl.” Maymay won Song of the Year for “Shanawa” and thanked her colleagues and fans through a video message.

CATRIONA GRAY IS ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE’S FIRST CELEBRITY GUEST EDITOR

ABS-CBN Lifestyle welcomes its first celebrity guest editor —Binibining Pilipinas - Universe 2018 Catriona Gray— as she steers the website with her inspiring insights on makeup, men, martial arts, and many more this month.   The leading celebrity lifestyle site redefines its motto "Inspiring Stellar Stories" by introducing its first ABS-CBN Lifestyle Inspo, a guest editor the site will collaborate with on a monthly basis. This July’s Lifestyle Inspo, Catriona, helps curate content on style and fashion, food and dining, health and wellness, travel and leisure, pop culture, and all other inspiring stories to guide every Filipina to live her best life.

MONSTERS LURKING IN THE DEEP

                                             Real-life sea creatures have long captured the imagination The marine world continues to be a source of folklore given that a whopping 95 percent of the planet’s oceans remain unexplored, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Unsurprisingly then, many creatures living beneath the waves have inspired monstrous fantasies, from the kraken mentioned in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel  Moby-Dick , to the Leviathan of biblical scripture.

Eat Bulaga gears up for version 4.0

LONGEST running noontime variety program Eat Bulaga (EB) kicks-off its year-long countdown for its forthcoming 40th anniversary on Philippine TV. Starting this July, the show will look back at its humble beginnings and its 39-year journey that made it a staple lunchtime companion to millions of Filipinos worldwide.  Eat Bulaga's SVP for Creatives and Operations Jeny Ferre said it's going to be a simple, nostalgic and heartwarming celebration as they prepare for Eat Bulaga version 4.0.

GRINDELWALD WRECKS HAVOC IN NEW “FANTASTIC BEASTS” TRAILER

The fate of one will change the future of all.  Behold the Official Comic Con trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures’  “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” here and watch the film in Philippine cinemas November 15.

FOSTER BOY TURNS INTO SUPERHERO IN FIRST “SHAZAM” TRAILER

If you want to save the world, say the magic word.  “SHAZAM” reveals its first trailer here and the film opens in Philippine cinemas April 4, 2019.

LONG LIVE "GODZILLA" IN “KING OF THE MONSTERS” TRAILER

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just unleashed the first trailer of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”  Check it out here and watch the film in Philippine cinemas May 30, 2019.

DC MAKES A BIG SPLASH WITH “AQUAMAN” OFFICIAL TRAILER

Warner Bros. Pictures  has just released the first trailer for its upcoming  action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”)  and starring Jason Momoa  in the title role . Check out the trailer and teaser one-sheet art here and watch “Aquaman” in Philippine cinemas December 13.

JaDine set to make hearts sing as OTWOL starts airing on HOOQ

HOOQ, the largest Video on Demand service in South East Asia, will stream the Nadine Lustre-James Reid hit teleserye ”On The Wings Of Love” starting on July 12.  ”On The Wings Of Love” was a 2015 romantic comedy about Leah (Lustre) and Clark (Reid), who enter into a marriage of convenience but fall in love with each other. The story isn’t just about romance but family and loyalty.  The series ended in 2016 with a live broadcast where Lustre and Reid publicly declared their love for each other.  OTWOL was a big hit in the Philippines and in Filipino communities abroad. People loved it because the show made them believe in the power of love.  Sheila Paul, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager said, ”At HOOQ, we aim to continuously provide our customers with fresh, innovative and entertaining content like OTWOL.”  Jeffrey Remigio, Content and Programming Head at HOOQ Philippines, said, "We are very proud to be able to bring hit shows and movies to those who can’t watch them during regular

BFC LAB LIVE WELL, FEEL BETTER TOUR KICKS OFF WITH MARK MUGEN

Asian Mixed Martial Arts Superstar, Mark Mugen, shows everyone the importance of sports nutrition in achieving fitness and health Cosmo Body kicked-off its “Live Well, Feel Better HIIT Party” tour at Anytime Fitness BGC High Street last July 20, 2018. On hand was Asian Mixed Martial Arts Superstar, Mark Mugen, who made a rare but much anticipated appearance at the event to talk about the importance of sports nutrition in achieving a healthy and fit lifestyle.  The Cosmo Body endorser also took time off from his busy schedule to lead a special High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session for a select group of Anytime Fitness members and members of the press, who received first-hand instruction from one of the most successful mixed martial arts practitioners in the world.  Anytime Fitness clients were also treated to a display of the company’s health and sports nutrition supplements that can help one achieve a fit lifestyle like Euphoriamaxx-for muscle development, nourishment and