Barbie Forteza is on the right track

Barbie Forteza has gone a long way in local tinseltown. Her metamorphosis into a fine actor is one that we’re watching from the sidelines,...

The musical side of Ian Veneracion

THERE is another side of actor Ian Veneracion not many know about. Most of us recognize him as an actor. Some know him as...

Hope and renewal

EASTER signifies hope and renewal. Show business abounds with inspiring stories that have everything to do with starting over, never giving, never losing hope. If...

‘60 Minutes,’ Stormy Daniels get big ratings, some pushback

By Lynn Elber | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—An interview with Stormy Daniels delivered for 60 Minutes, giving the long-running CBS news magazine its highest...

Max Eigenmann is all set to fly high

IN Ned’s Project, Cine Filipino 2017’s Best Film winner, a young woman, fresh from heartache, strikes a different kind of friendship with the town’s...

Why Gabbi is your new favorite girl

Gabbi Garcia is living her best life right now. Following her self-produced single “All I Need” and starring alongside Ruru Madrid in the GMA...

Cesar Montano has high hopes for tourism in cinema

Outstanding local films that showcased the beauty and natural wonders of the Philippines were recognized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) in a well-organzied...

How does Madonna remain ageless? Think sheep.

Madonna is in the news again, and it’s not because of any sex-induced controversy the music goddess has become famous—or infamous—for.  It’s because she’s...

Celebrity books: Choose wisely

THERE was a time when celebrity books meant biographies, either commissioned work or unauthorized volumes written by celebrity biographers. Older film fans remember having...

Spotlight on women in Philippine cinema

MARCH is Women’s Month and the spotlight of “Cinema Centenario” is on the unforgettable women characters in Filipino films. Included in lineup are the bravura...

The awards season is on

It’s almost summer and in the local entertainment scene, that can only mean that the awards season is upon us. As we go to...

Hitting his mark

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. Singer-actor Mark Bautista stayed for a time in Seattle, Washington, last year for the United States...

Eugene Domingo reaffirms her love for theater

SIX years after winning raves and awards for her performance in the stage adaptation of the Lino Brocka movie Bona, Eugene Domingo returns to...

In the company of Timothée Chalamet

THE celebrated Call Me by Your Name is a seductive slow burn of a movie set one lovely summer somewhere in northern Italy, depicting...

Much ado about Maja—and rightfully so

I’m truly happy for the success of Maja Salvador’s ABS-CBN soap Wildflower.  Maja has worked extremely hard to do a show that she can...

Remembering Spanky Manikan

Spanky Manikan has always been uncomfortable with big crowds. He preferred the company of his intimate circle of friends and people he trusted and...

Gina Lopez taps ABS-CBN stars to promote the environment

GREW up in Antipolo and back then, it was a small rural town. We had a house that faced a lot of trees and...

Some good things never last

Prior to becoming a rising star in the crazy jungle called Philippines show business, JC Santos has never had to deal firsthand with the...

Contra Mundum: ‘Ang Larawan The Movie’

Against the world. Contra mundum. The filmmakers behind the film Ang Larawan are, indeed, against the world of commerce and bad taste. They defy...

Filipino cinema continues to create ripples overseas

THE new year is very young, and already we have been receiving one good news after another about independently produced local films that have...