Kristofer Purnell
Kristofer Purnell

Kristofer is a content producer for Philstar.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment section. As of May 2023, Kristofer is also the sub-section editor for Movies under Entertainment. He previously served as a social media producer for two years at Philstar.com before shifting to Lifestyle and Entertainment.

A graduate of AB Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2018 — with tracks focusing on journalism and film studies —, Kristofer was also a Best Thesis nominee with his study that focused on masculinity and heteronormativity in Philippine films.

Kristofer previously worked at Manila Bulletin in the Digital Lifestyle and Lifestyle sections, writing articles and covering events related to Arts & Culture and Youth.

You can follow his blog (mrsummerpurns.wordpress.com) for film reviews and film-related articles, among others, and his Letterboxd account (letterboxd.com/mrsummerpurns).

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Anne Curtis, Gary Valenciano on how UNICEF roles changed their parenting outlook
by Kristofer Purnell - June 7, 2023 - 2:22pm
In an exclusive interview, Philstar.com asked Gary Valenciano and Anne Curtis how being UNICEF national ambassadors have changed their parenting styles.
'Dama Ko, Lahi Ko': Collective encourages celebrating culture through 5 senses
by Kristofer Purnell - June 7, 2023 - 2:17pm
The Filipino Culture Collective created the "Dama Ko, Lahi Ko" grassroots initiative to spread awareness on the uniqueness of Filipino culture, particularly, how the body perceives it.
Anne Curtis, Gary Valenciano renew commitments as UNICEF national ambassadors
by Kristofer Purnell - June 7, 2023 - 2:00pm
Kapamilya celebrities Anne Curtis and Gary Valenciano renewed their commitments as national ambassadors for UNICEF Philippines.
'May loyalty, malaking utang na loob': Alden Richards expresses support for Tito, Vic, Joey amid 'Eat Bulaga' mess
by Kristofer Purnell - June 6, 2023 - 4:57pm
Kapuso host-actor Alden Richards has expressed his support for fellow "Eat Bulaga!" hosts Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon — collectively known as TVJ — following their recent departure...
TVJ's 'Eat Bulaga' to announce new home; theme song not played in TAPE's new 'Eat Bulaga'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 6, 2023 - 4:50pm
Former senator and long-time host of "Eat Bulaga!" Tito Sotto has announced the noontime variety show may have a new home next month.
Kris Aquino's gift for Josh's 28th birthday to be delivered by 'super special person'; 5 autoimmune conditions confirmed
by Kristofer Purnell - June 6, 2023 - 4:34pm
Television host and actress Kris Aquino marked the 28th birthday of her eldest son Josh last June 4 with a lengthy celebratory message.
Taylor Swift, The 1975's Matty Healy split; Fall Out Boy, Hayley Williams in vault songs of 'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 6, 2023 - 12:36pm
Rock band Fall Out Boy and lead singer of Paramore Hayley Williams are the two featured artists on some of the unreleased songs of "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)" coming out on July 7.
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld open to playing their 'Spider-Verse' characters in live-action
by Kristofer Purnell - June 4, 2023 - 10:50am
Actors Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld are more than open to the possibility of reprising their animated characters from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and its newly-released sequel in a live-action ada...
Filipino scientist leads international study on 'dark' quantum matter
by Kristofer Purnell - June 3, 2023 - 3:23pm
Physicist Dr. Jayson Cosme from the University of the Philippines – Diliman College of Science National Institute of Physics led a research team to develop a special type of "dark" matter that...
Trailer for '1521' starring Bea Alonzo, Danny Trejo, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan finally drops
by Kristofer Purnell - June 3, 2023 - 3:05pm
The release of "1521" coincides with the 125th anniversary celebration of Philippine independence.
Tom Holland says first 'Spider-Verse' is the best 'Spider-Man' movie
by Kristofer Purnell - June 3, 2023 - 1:32pm
British actor Tom Holland has named what he believes is the best "Spider-Man" movie, and it's not any of the Marvel ones that he has appeared in.
Tito Sotto explains TVJ's 'unplanned disengagement' from TAPE
by Kristofer Purnell - June 3, 2023 - 12:44pm
Former senator Tito Sotto revealed that his departure along with fellow longtime "Eat Bulaga!" hosts Joey de Leon and brother Vic Sotto from TAPE was an "unplanned decision."
Anne Curtis, Gary Valenciano joke about possible joint concert
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 7:48pm
Gary Valenciano and Anne Curtis are entertainment powerhouses in their own distinctive ways, but is a joint concert on the table in the foreseeable future?
Asiana Airlines to resume daily flights between Incheon and Clark
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 6:11pm
South Korea’s second flag carrier Asiana Arlines will resume daily flights from Incheon International Airport to Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
The Philippines ranks 27th in cybersecurity literacy
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 4:47pm
Even at 27th place, the Philippines earned 66 points, a point higher than the global average. The country is behind Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.
Paris Hilton releases new version of 'Stars Are Blind' with Kim Petras
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 3:36pm
Socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton has released a new version of her debut single "Stars Are Blind" with trans singer-songwriter Kim Petras, 17 years after the song first came out.
Tom Hanks reveals he hates some of his movies
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 2:26pm
While many people generally love the work that Tom Hanks does in film, the actor admitted that he does not like some of his movies. 
Robert De Niro congratulates Al Pacino on becoming a dad again
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 2:04pm
Actor Robert de Niro congratulated his colleague Al Pacino as the latter is expecting another child at 83 years old.
'Kami 'yun, hindi TAPE': Tito Sotto says Tito, Vic, Joey own 'Eat Bulaga!' trademark
by Kristofer Purnell - June 2, 2023 - 12:45pm
Long-time host and former senator Tito Sotto claimed that he and his fellow main hosts on "Eat Bulaga!" Joey de Leon and brother Vic Sotto are the rightful owners of the noontime variety show's trademark.
Anne Curtis praises 'Eat Bulaga!' amid mass departure of hosts from TAPE
by Kristofer Purnell - June 1, 2023 - 7:35pm
Host-actress Anne Curtis offered words of support for the hosts of "Eat Bulaga!" as the noontime variety show sees the exodus of numerous hosts from Television and Production Exponents Inc.
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