‘Christmas in Our Hearts’ almost never happened

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner. And whether they are blaring mall-wide from speakers while you plunge into your holiday shopping, or being “sung”...

More than deserving

AFTER 40 years and almost 200 movies in the acting business, the much-loved Dexter Doria is finally starring in her first lead role. The 60-year-old...

GMA wins lion’s share of PMPC TV awards

IN a world where people are spending more time watching, streaming and consuming media than ever, traditional television is still king. Ninety years after the...

Sad succulent songs for November

It is good to think of songs for November before Christmas carols overpower all other sounds and other kinds of music. November is the...

The girl and her crush

SHE was only a girl, not even 18, when she developed a crush on an older guy, who should have respected her being a minor....

Different destinies

ONE dream.  Two paths. Every step is a decision. When Cogie Domingo, once a stellar name in show business, recently figured in a drug-related offense,...

The future looks bright for Mariella Munji-Laurel

Being the daughter of noted thespians Franco and Ayen Munji-Laurel can mean added pressure for a promising young artist, like Mariella Munji-Laurel. But she...

More movie gems awaiting discovery

Armie Hammer is surely one delicious human being. I’d gladly have his babies. If for some bizarre reason his name suddenly appears in our...

Having fun with ‘Kingsman’ (For that’s all there is to it)

I CAUGHT one of the last screenings of Kingsman: The Golden  Circle and the moviehouse was still full. The secret of its success: unbridled,...

Blind Spot

Not into each other DURING a recent event, everyone was surreptitiously looking at a popular loveteam because they’re known for their overt displays of affection....

Married and at 32, Heart relishes fans’ support for ‘My Korean...

MY Korean Jagiya star Heart Evangelista was near tears after finishing the duet with her leading man Alexander Lee. It was late in the afternoon...

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tanks, ‘Saw’ sequel No. 1 with $16.3M

By Jake Coyle / The Associated Press NEW YORK—George Clooney’s Suburbicon notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween...

Gabbi Garcia is empowered in debut single ‘All I Need’

GMA Artist Center star Gabbi Garcia is in her element as she releases her self-produced debut single, titled, “All I Need.” The song, which is...

Two third-generation talents

THEY say it must be in the blood, and the lovely Janine Gutierrez and Max Eigenmann are proving that they certainly got more than...

Models and milestones

We braved the heavy downpour and drove through the flooded streets amid the expectedly horrible payday-Friday traffic to attend the grand reunion of the...

Strong Philippine delegation in Busan

THE 2017 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is ongoing, and the Philippine flag is definitely flying high. There are seven films from the Philippines...

Boy Abunda, book author

AT a time when celebrity books have become a dime a dozen, Boy Abunda’s It’s Like This is a welcome treat because it was...

Premium. Precious. Pilita.

IN the local entertainment scene, Pilita Corrales is longevity personified. The legendary icon started singing professionally way back in the 1950s. To go over her...

First time

THE first, they say, is always memorable. After 14 years in the business, Jordan Herrera has bagged his first-ever acting award. Herrera was announced as...

Eigenmanns prepare for patriarch’s big show

Third-generation actors Sid Lucero, Max Eigenmann and Andi Eigenmann are all looking forward to September 23, when their grandfather Eddie Mesa will be featured...