Mariel back in ‘Showtime’

Mariel Rodriguez is back in the limelight. The bubbly host and new mother was formally reintroduced this week joining the fun and wily bunch...

Tony Labrusca is on the upswing

MUCH has been written about rising male star Tony Labrusca being the love child of an actor and a former female band member that...

Out, proud and triumphant

THE world has long come out of the dark ages when homosexuality was considered taboo, when gay people were persecuted and being true to...

Celebrities bring awareness to mental-health issues

By John Carucci | The Associated Press NEW YORK—Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar...

Blind Spot

LIKE A BUTTERFLY THEY say that “where there is smoke, there is fire.” In show business, when a rumor doesn’t stop, it’s probably true. This...

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls 65 percent in second weekend

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Solo: A Star Wars Story is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet...

’Tis the season of Anne Curtis

WHEN Anne Curtis entered the showbiz scene in the late-1990s, there was little about the Filipino-Australian newbie that could have hinted that a successful...

The rebirth of the Famas

Famas, the Philippine film industry’s oldest award-giving body, has long been regarded as having diminished credibility and significance. When it started in the 1950s,...

Half empty, half full

Heart Evangelista had been waiting for many years to get pregnant after she married politician Francis Escudero in early 2015. Just over a week...

‘Avengers’ overpowers ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party’

By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Avengers: Infinity War is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out...

McDonald’s wins big in first YouTube Ads Awards

To commemorate Father’s Day 2017, McDonald’s Philippines released a digital ad campaign, titled “Wait Lang Po” (Please, wait). The minute-and-a-half video opens with a...

The lure and longevity of Mon Confiado

Only a few can boast of a filmography of more than 300 films in less than three decades of being an actor. Maybe not...

It’s always a party for Bruno Mars

WHEN Bruno Mars goes onstage, expect a show—one that will engage you from start to finish. It doesn’t matter whether he’s wearing a suit...

Blind Spot

FIRST LOVE? SO this teenager, who isn’t in show business but is somehow connected to it, started dating a young male starlet. It seemed such...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second-best weekend 2 ever

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—After breaking opening weekend records, Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate in its second weekend in theaters,...

Shamaine Buencamino is a class act

ON May 12 Floy Quintos’s highly regarded The Kundiman Party will have a special finalé matinee show at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater of...

Loving Nick Robinson

NICK ROBINSON is a fast-rising young actor who is solidifying his status as a leading man. In Love, Simon (which opens on May 9...

Owning a piece of Matteo

Matteo Guidicelli is locked and loaded for stardom. With a new movie Single Single now out in cinemas and a prominent role in prime-time...

Enlightening wars: Churchill’s ‘Darkest Hour’

THE darkest hours for Winston Churchill, the politician, would come after the election of 1945. From then on, his popularity would go downhill, his...

Blind spot

MAKING DECISIONS A BIG deal is being made of a young star’s absence from a network’s shows. Her fans blame the network for this. The...