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Meteor Garden actors use Vivo smartphones in 2018 reboot

Hit TV series Meteor Garden has made a comeback this 2018 after a successful and highly popular run 17 years ago, in 2001. Set in the city of Shanghai, the series reboot centers around the story of an ordinary girl, Dong Shancai who enters a prestigious university where she later encounters the well-known F4, an exclusive circle of four boys celebrated in school for their good looks and wealthy background. A string of events brought Shancai with the boys, particularly with the handsome Daoming Si and soft-spoken Huaze Lei. In the Philippines, the local fans were crossing their fingers that a Filipino version of the beloved Chinese series would materialize, calling for their favorite celebrities to earn a spot in a local series re-make. When  rumors surfaced in 2017 that Meteor Garden would be resurrected, the anticipation was also met with uncertainty that the reboot with series darlings Shancai and Daoming Si would not be as good as the original, some even calling that the origi

MARIAH CAREY: THE BUTTERFLY RETURNS TO MANILA

Brand NEW SHOW. Brand NEW TOUR. The one and only, MARIAH CAREY – the butterfly is coming back to Manila for a special one-night concert on October 26th at the Araneta Coliseum . The pop diva is set to perform her number ones and more, bringing a new and bigger tour for her Filipino ‘lambily’.

AWARD-WINNING YOUNG ACTOR JACOB TREMBLAY TRIGGERS RETURN OF “THE PREDATOR”

From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in director Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

MAYMAY SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDSHIP AND KEEPING PROMISES IN “WANSAPANATAYM”

Despite having troubles with their friendship, Espie's (Maymay Entrata) love and care for Vincent (Edward Barber) will still prevail as she finally exposes to Vincent’s mother the truth behind his sudden disappearance in “Wansapanataym Presents: Ikaw ang GHOSTo Ko” this Sunday (September 2). After a series of disagreements, Espie and Vincent finally decided to forget their feelings for each other. However, this will not hinder Espie from fulfilling her promise to Vincent as she finds her way to Vincent’s mom and reveals that Charlie (Luis Hontiveros), the young man’s trusted uncle, is the mastermind behind the tragedy.

JOROSS AND ROXANNE REUNITE IN “MMK”

Joross Gamboa and Roxanne Guinoo reunite in an inspiring story of a father who proudly provides for his family independently despite the difficulties of life but will swallow his pride to ask for help for his sick child on this Saturday’s (September 1) episode of “MMK.” Hercules (Joross) is a man of simple means who tries his best to provide for his wife Jucel (Roxanne) and children. He works hard at any job just to be able to put food on the table and send his kids to school.

“BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE” LATEST TRAILER DROP

 Drew Goddard, known for his string of highly-successful and acclaimed feature films and series (“Cabin in the Woods,” “The Martian,” “Lost” TV series) helms the latest mystery thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale” set at the backdrop of 60’s retro cool style.  

The Philippines Can Now Experience 5-minute Charge, 2-hour Talk with the New OPPO F9

Experience the revolutionary OPPO F9 at the SM MOA roadshow on September 1-2 After the pre-order period of the much anticipated OPPO F9, thousands of customers have taken opportunity to claim their new smartphone in various stores nationwide. This weekend, September 1-2, smartphone users can see what the in-demand F9 is all about during OPPO’s roadshow at SM Mall of Asia. As a global leader in technology innovation, OPPO presents breakthrough smartphone features in the F9 such as the VOOC Flash Charging, Waterdrop Screen, 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Camera, and beautiful gradient body finish, which redefine the definition of value for money in its price segment. OPPO positions the F9 as among the most competitive and fashionable smartphone in its price range.

Korean Period Zombie Thriller “Rampant” Releases Explosive Teaser Poster and Trailer

The newest Korean zombie movie “Rampant,” from the same company behind the 2015 blockbuster hit “Train to Busan” just unveiled its teaser poster and trailer weeks before its worldwide release including the Philippines.

‘TNT Boys’ serenade Meralco scholars

The ‘TNT Boys’ perform during the awarding ceremonies of the 2018 MVP Academic Achievement Awards (MVP AAA) at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City. The singing trio of Francis Concepcion, 11, Mackie Empuerto, 12, and Kiefer Sanchez, 13, also known as the “TNT Boys,” wowed a jam-packed theater at the MVP Academic Achievement Awards (MVP AAA) held recently at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City. The group, which caught the attention of TV audiences in the U.S. when they performed in the hit talent show “Little Big Shots,” serenaded close to 300 awardees of One Meralco Foundation’s annual recognition program, which rewards the academic achievement of children and siblings of qualified employees of Meralco and its subsidiaries.

Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day is Back: The Biggest Annual Shopping Event in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, kicks off its biggest annual regional shopping event, Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day. After last year’s successful 9.9 event which saw a three-fold uplift in orders and a five-time increase in traffic, Shopee is upping the ante this year with a 11-day mega shopping event from 30 August to 9 September . With over 500,000 sellers, around 800 brands and more than 60 partners onboard, users can expect up to 99% off from the largest collection of deals and massive giveaways worth over ₱15 Million. “Shopee has grown tremendously in the past year. We now boast around 160 million users across the region, including over 16 million in the Philippines. At the same time, the number of sellers on Shopee has more than doubled to over 500,000 in less than a year, showing how we are quickly becoming the online shopping destination of choice for both shoppers and sellers in the region. To thank all our users for their cont

KAPAMILYA CHILD STARS LEAD PANEL OF JUDGES IN “THE KIDS’ CHOICE”

Viewers’ weekend family bonding will get more fun and exciting as “The Kids’ Choice,” ABS-CBN’s newest talent-reality competition, gives the power to five kiddie celebrities who will judge the performances of the contestants beginning this Saturday and Sunday (September 1 and 2) on ABS-CBN. “The Kids’ Choice,” hosted by Robi Domingo and Eric Nicolas, is an original concept that features for the first time a panel of celebrity child stars called The Just Kids League, who will critique talented non-celebrity families called “Fam-bato.”

Vivo Hints Fast Charging?

Vivo, one of the leading global smartphones in the world, is set to re-unleash an innovative feature to aid everyday life. Will it be a feature that allows efficient battery charging to ensure better communication, web browsing, and long-lasting apps usage to keep up with day-to-day tasks? Battery life and charging time are two of the important features that tech savvy and heavy smartphone users look at when they search for smartphone. What good is a smartphone if it does not have battery anyway? Vivo’s latest flagship model in the Philippines, the X21, for instance, has non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery with fast charging. The Vivo NEX was also supported by fast charging but its Li-Ion battery capacity is up to 4,000 mAh. With a slogan of “daring to pursue true perfection, while continuously creating the surprising”, we can’t wait for what’s next for Vivo. About Vivo A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photogra

“THE CRAWL” SEARCHES FOR SEXY FOOD IN SPAIN

Experience Europe with the ever-charismatic Nico Bolzico, Bistronomia co-owner Dani Aliaga, and Chef Willy Trullas Moreno as they bring their appetite to the streets of Spain in search of ‘sexy food’ in the two-episode feature of Metro Channel’s travel-food show “The Crawl” this September.  The Spain expedition is sure to be filled with fun as the food lovers trio tests out the local cuisine and explore inspiring sight-seeing spots and restos in three cities—Barcelona, Madrid, and Logrono.

“SEARCHING” ANCHORED BY DRAMATIC MYSTERY, UNPREDICTABLE TWISTS

Columbia Pictures’ new critically acclaimed film  SEARCHING  began when two young filmmakers (writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and writer/producer Sev Ohanian along with veteran producer Timur Bekmambetov) sought to tell a hyper-modern thriller told exclusively via gadget screens.

VIVO Endorsers tease new flagship

Are these photos a hint of Vivo’s next flagship smartphone? These photos may give a hint on Vivo’s next flagship smartphone Vivo endorsers are dropping hints on next flagship Vivo’s Filipino endorsers have been throwing hints on their social media accounts that something new is coming soon. Teen King Daniel Padilla posted a photo of himself with a gradient pink and blue background and the words “Go Beyond,” tagging Vivo Philippines' account.

17 Y/O International Artist Andreah is Poised to Launch Her Music in Her Mom’s Homeland – Philippines!

Born in Manila August 2001 to a Filipino Mum and an Irish Dad, music has played an everyday part in  ANDREAH ’s life from a very early age. Inspired by her mother and singing in the local church choir, she participated in school music events and joined her first band in Year 6, performing during graduation.  ANDREAH  took up piano at the age of eight, began singing lessons at ten and starting to write songs with friends ‘for fun’ at thirteen.

Crazy Rich Asians' Lead Henry Golding Stars Opposite Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick In “A Simple Favor”

Fresh from his phenomenal blockbuster hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” Henry Golding stars in the latest love triangle thriller “A Simple Favor” with Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.   A Simple Favor”” is a stylish post-modern suburban noir directed by Paul Feig that centers around Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily Nelson's (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Golding) in this modern-day thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

UP & COMING ACTOR MYLES TRUITT STARS AS UNLIKELY HERO DESTINED FOR GREATNESS IN “KIN”

14-year-old African-American Eli (Myles Truitt) lives in Detroit with his adoptive father Hal (Dennis Quaid), a compassionate yet strict construction site supervisor and widower who senses Eli falling into delinquency. While exploring an abandoned building site looking for materials to scrap for extra money, Eli happens upon the aftermath of an otherworldly shoot-out. In the debris, he finds an unusual-looking metallic box and takes it home. He doesn’t know what it is, but holding it seems to activate it, and Eli decides to guard it preciously.

IRON MAN 3 DIRECTOR SHANE BLACK HELMS LATEST “THE PREDATOR” MOVIE

The hunt has evolved in the latest action-thriller “The Predator” where a young child named Rory (Jacob Tremblay, “Room”) unknowingly triggers alien technology in their basement sneaked out by his estranged father, Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) from a military mission in Mexico.   

“POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU” MOVIE REVEALS OFFICIAL TITLE LOGO

At the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company, along with its partners from Legendary Entertainment, unveiled the official title and logo for the first-ever live action Pokémon movie,  POKÉMON Detective Pikachu .

Vivo ready to wow the world with an all-new screen design

Global smartphone brand Vivo has been known for its high-technology innovations that have wowed the world several times over. But it has also been a pioneer of various consumer-centric smartphone designs.   Starting August 20, the fastest growing smartphone brand has teased tech savvy followers with a series of mysterious videos posted on its social media pages. The latest was a video of the moon with its shape emphasized by a curved line, a hint of the look of the next flagship smartphone.   “The galaxies coalesced. Prepare for something greater. #GoBeyond,” Vivo wrote in its latest post.

GET TO KNOW “SISSUMS” ALEX AND TONI IN NEW BOOK

Gonzaga sisters reveal rules for strong sisterhood  Celebrity siblings Alex and Toni Gonzaga divulge the many roles they have played in each other’s lives in “Sissums: the 18 Rules of Sisterhood,” a new book under ABS-CBN Publishing where they revealed how Toni became a role model, a critic, and even a bully to Alex, while the latter became Toni’s lawyer, cheerleader, and more when they were growing up. “We’ve realized we have different roles in each other’s phases in life, and we share them in this book. Whether positive or negative, these are the roles that helped us grow individually and as sisters.” explained the “Sissums” co-authors who were at first surprised that many tagged them as #sistergoals.

Aaron Carter Brings the LØVË Tour to Manila

    Kbeam Events officially announces the upcoming concert of 90’s teen sensation, Aaron Carter dubbed as “Aaron Carter LØVË Tour Live in Manila” on  Sunday, November 18, 2018  at the Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City. The singer, songwriter, and producer who has taken the 90’s and early 2000s by storm with hit singles “I Want Candy,” “I’m All About You,” and “Crush on You,” will be featuring his latest album release LØVË. One of his hit singles in the album “Sooner or Later” went Gold in several countries in Europe and is now enjoying multi-million streams on Spotify.

Catch ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Nico Santos and Ken Jeong on Sony Channel’s sitcom series!

Superstore Find Nico Santos from the hit movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ familiar? He steals all the scenes as Mateo Liwanag on ‘Superstore’!   Superstore is a sitcom about an odd and colorful mix of store employees. Current season airs every Sunday at 8pm first and exclusive on Sony Channel. 

“TAWAG NG TANGHALAN” GRAND CHAMPION JANINE BERDIN SHARES LIFE STORY IN “MMK”

Get to know the inspiring story of the Millennial Kontesera Janine Berdin before she emerged as the second “Tawag ng Tanghalan” grand champion, featured on this Saturday’s (August 25) episode of “MMK.”

Pre-order your OPPO F9 with VOOC Flash Charging this August 24 and revolutionize your smartphone experience

Get freebies worth Php1,500 for every pre-order nationwide Global smartphone innovator OPPO Philippines’ recently announced that the game-changing OPPO F9 is now available for pre-order starting  August 24 until August 29, 2018 . Customers simply have to pay a Php1,000 security deposit to secure a unit and pay the full amount upon claiming on August 30  onwards. Customers who pre-order from all authorized OPPO stores nationwide will get a free game holder, ring phone holder, and Bluetooth headset worth Php1,500.

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3” INTRODUCES THE VAN HELSINGS TO THE MONSTER MASH

Two new pivotal characters are introduced in Columbia Pictures’ adventure comedy  Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation  (now playing in Philippine cinemas). They are Ericka (voiced by Kathryn Hahn) and Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan).

NEW ACTOR Y’LAN NOEL HEADLINES EXCITING CAST OF “THE FIRST PURGE”

Thrillers, horror and action films help audiences explore the darkest sides of our world in a safe manner—surrounded by friends and like-minded strangers up for a good scare.  In Universal Pictures’ new suspense thriller  The First Purge , it was critical to cast friends and foes that take us back to the very beginning—complex characters who run the gamut of emotions as they deal with pain, vengeance, love and compassion.  They ask themselves “Should we Purge?  Should we stop this madness?  How hard do we fight to protect what we love?”

AIAI DELAS ALAS kwinento kung paano niya nalaman na part ng past life niya sina Marian at Sharon

Aiai delas Alas with her son Chef Sancho The bloggers recently had a memorable chikkahan over lunch with Cinemalaya 2018 Best Actress Aiai delas Alas as she shares to us the new name of her restaurant - from Ai Sarap to Chang Ai Express. Ms Aiai decided to change its name because of updates on their menu and faster service that they will provide. She also added that people get lost when they search their restaurant through Waze and it's being pinpointed to their old location.  Chang Ai Fried Chicken with Siomai Fish and tofu with eggplant Cauliflower with green beans Apart from managing her restaurant which she co-owns with her son Sancho, she's also busy as judge in the singing competition "The Clash" and soon will be doing a movie with Ex Battalion. During our chikkahan, she shared that she had a reading with a fortune teller who told her that she was close already to her peers Marian Rivera and Sharon Cuneta on her past life. Tre

KRIS BERNAL opens a Korean restaurant and lipstick line, talks about non-showbiz bf

KYLINE ALCANTARA stages 16th Bday Concert; nanligaw ba sa kanya si Jeric Gonzales

GMA Artist Center star Kyline Alcantara marks another milestone in her career as she celebrates her 16th birthday with her first major concert dubbed as 'Kyline TAKE FL16HT’ at the SM Skydome on  September 8.  The young Kapuso performer is also set to launch her single "Fake Love" on the same day, under her first  self-titled album from GMA Records. The album 'KYLINE,’ which contains 6 songs and minus one versions of them, will be released on September 18 via iTunes, Spotify and over 180 digital stores worldwide. Pre-selling of "Fake Love" on iTunes begins on Sept. 1 while pre-selling for "Kyline" the  album begins on Sept. 8.  Kyline expressed her excitement for her latest feat and thanked her fans, whom she calls her  ”Sunflowers” for their unwavering support.  ”Sobrang happy and overwhelming at the same time kasi isang pangarap lang ito dati. Pinagdasal ko talaga ito kay God. Para ito sa mga Sunflowers ko kasi sila naman ta

GARIE CONCEPCION bibida sa THE LEASE; shares how Michael Pangilinan makes her "weak"