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‘Single's Inferno’ star Oh Jin-taek on fashion, acting and Cebu adventures
by Jerry Donato - July 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Cebu is a popular getaway destination for locals and foreigners. One of its recent visitors is South Korean reality star Oh Jin-taek.
For Yassi Pressman, being part of ‘Black Rider’ has been a rollercoaster ride
by Jerry Donato - July 16, 2024 - 12:00am
“It’s been a roller-coaster ride.”
Benjamin Alves and Rafael Rosell take on short yet intriguing stints in ‘Widows’ War’
by Jerry Donato - July 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Rafael Rosell and Benjamin Alves portray the well-off and well-groomed Palacios men, Paco and Basil, respectively, in “Widows’ War.” The latter are husbands to Sam and George (Bea Alonzo and Carla...
Veteran actresses Jean and Jackie Lou share bits & pieces about working on ‘Widows’ War’
by Jerry Donato - July 8, 2024 - 12:00am
A multi-layered, nuanced whodunit drama needs established stars who can hold the audience’s attention and keep them thinking instead of guessing.
How Jed Madela stays relevant without compromising his core
by Jerry Donato - July 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Jed Madela mounts his pre-birthday concert, “Welcome to My World,” tonight at 8 at the Music Museum. With the title as a preview, the Original Pilipino Music singer is inspired and thrilled to share...
Why Zig Dulay hesitated before accepting ‘Widows’ War’
by Jerry Donato - July 3, 2024 - 12:00am
After helming fantasy and sci-fi series (“Maria Clara at Ibarra” and “My Guardian Alien”) and the magic realism film (“Firefly”), Zig Dulay tries his hand at the murder mystery...
Bea and Carla’s first collab fuels ‘Widows’ War’
by Jerry Donato - July 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The drama about two women named Sam and George begins to unfold tonight in “Widows’ War” on GMA Prime. They are best friends who are unaware that they marry men who belong to the Palacios fami...
Jed Madela poised to show his vulnerable side in birthday concert
by Jerry Donato - June 29, 2024 - 12:00am
For his birthday this year, Jed Madela will treat family, friends, fans and music enthusiasts to an intimate showcase that allows him to tell his story and bare his vulnerable side through a well-crafted lineup of...
Why Migui Moreno enjoys the theater audience’s spontaneous reaction
by Jerry Donato - June 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Migui Moreno is a TV-film actor who has successfully crossed over to theater. His latest play is “Ka.SEEN.halaga (HPV, Out!),” presented by Frontline Production, Inc., with Rotary Club South San Francisco...
Search for startups with innovative ideas is back on TV
by Jerry Donato - June 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Pinoys are accustomed to reality TV, and one of which is “The Final Pitch,” dubbed as “the pioneering business reality show” in the country.
Jayda on P-pop and why it’s a good time to be an ‘original’ artist
by Jerry Donato - June 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Jayda Avanzado belongs to the new crop of young Pinoy singer-songwriters who define and shape the ever-evolving Filipino pop. It’s not surprising since her parents, Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragoza, have...
Dingdong Avanzado works with established and new names in ‘Prince of Pop’ at Solaire
by Jerry Donato - June 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Like any Filipino artist, Dingdong Avanzado commits to his craft and carries on the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) tradition.
Jon Lucas reflects on first award after over a decade in acting
by Jerry Donato - June 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Starring in the GMA full action series “Black Rider” is a manna from showbiz heaven for Jon Lucas. Prior to it, the actor considered the possibility of taking a break from the spotlight because work tends...
Dingdong feels ‘very proud’ of what daughter Jayda is trying to accomplish
by Jerry Donato - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
When talks lead to and touch on Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and the genre Pinoy Pop, the name Dingdong Avanzado will come up and surface. He has made a name for himself as a singer of hits, original compositions...
Jon Lucas has fun playing the villain in ‘Black Rider’
by Jerry Donato - June 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Jon Lucas successfully essays Calvin Magallanes, the villain to Ruru Madrid’s Elias Guerrero, in the GMA full action series “Black Rider.”
‘Ningas’ tackles dilemma at Virgin Labfest
by Jerry Donato - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
“Ningas,” whose possible English translations are “spark” and “fire,” graces this year’s Virgin Labfest as among its featured plays in its 19th year. It belongs to “Set...
Hero marks his ‘independence’ with empowering single Asa Ka
by Jerry Donato - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
The hip-hop and rap artist Hero has come up with a new single, Asa Ka, described by his team as a bold and empowering anthem. It also marks his being an independent Original Pilipino Music (OPM) talent.
Sparkle’s Pokwang and Boobay share their wish lists of projects
by Jerry Donato - June 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Pokwang and Boobay form part of the Kapuso comedy department. They will continue to regale audiences with their own brand of antics, humor and wit as part of the Sparkle GMA Artist Center. In the latter’s event,...
Gary Estrada, Winwyn Marquez excited to reach new career heights with Sparkle
by Jerry Donato - June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Seasoned actor Gary Estrada and versatile actress Winwyn Marquez remain a Kapuso as they were recently welcomed to the Sparkle GMA Artist Center family. It was made official through the talent management arm’s...
Gel Aquino sings about loss and moving on in Kinakaya
by Jerry Donato - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
After composing and writing the emotional ballad Ang Nais Ko, GMA Music artist Gel Aquino has once again trodden the same creative path in her latest single, Kinakaya. This time around, she shares her story of personal...
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