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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 and for Events 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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'Manila we love you!': Jonas Brothers enjoy Pinoy food, perform hits at 2024 concert
by Kristofer Purnell - February 23, 2024 - 7:49am
Fans were speechless, over the edge, and breathless seeing the Jonas Brothers back in the Philippines to play several of their best songs throughout the years.
Honor releases 'world's thinnest foldable phone' yet
by Kristofer Purnell - February 22, 2024 - 4:09pm
Electronics brand Honor released the second unit in its Magic V phone series, the thinnest foldable phone in the world at the moment.
BTS' Jungkook fronts Calvin Klein Jeans for Spring 2024
by Kristofer Purnell - February 22, 2024 - 3:06pm
Calvin Klein launched the Spring 2024 campaign for its jeans line with the help of its global ambassador, Jungkook from the Korean boy band BTS.
'Magbayad ka': Michael Cinco calls out Pinoy celebrities demanding free outfits
by Kristofer Purnell - February 22, 2024 - 12:56pm
Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco called out Filipino celebrities and influencers who ask fellow local designers for free outfits.
Blackpink's Jisoo launches solo label for individual projects
by Kristofer Purnell - February 22, 2024 - 12:32pm
Korean singer Jisoo is the latest member of the girl group Blackpink to establish a label that will handle her solo projects.
WATCH: Jonas Brothers arrive in Manila ahead of concert
by Kristofer Purnell - February 22, 2024 - 12:09pm
Pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers landed in Manila during the late hours of February 21, a day before the band's much-awaited concert in the Mall of Asia Arena.
WATCH: Melai Cantiveros invites 'Avatar' fans to Philippines
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 5:30pm
A new promotional video for Netflix's "Avatar: The Last Airbender" features host-comedienne Melai Cantiveros-Francisco as a flight attendant.
Filipino-Canadian Gordon Cormier shares favorite 'Avatar' moments, becoming Aang
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 4:54pm
Gordon Cormier is more than excited for the world to finally see Netflix's live-action series adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and his portrayal of the titular character Aang.
Dallas Liu compares Philippines to Fire Nation, reflects on Zuko's redemption arc
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 4:08pm
Dallas Liu joked that the Philippine humidity rivals that of the Fire Nation in "Avatar: The Last Airbender."
More new original K-dramas arriving in 2024
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 12:00pm
Disney+ unveiled its 2024 slate of Korean series, hoping to continue the success of original shows like "Moving" and "Big Bet."
BTS' J-Hope dance docuseries, 'special album' releasing this March
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 11:43am
Prime Video will release the documentary series "Hope on the Street" featuring BTS member J-Hope this March.
Cambodian entrepreneur recycles plastic bottles into brooms
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 9:37am
An entrepreneur in Phnom Penh, Cambodia purchases empty plastic bottles from trash collectors and garbage depots to recycle them as brooms.
National Arts Month: Ambeth Ocampo shares lesser-known Juan Luna facts
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 9:17am
In an exclusive interview with Philstar.com, celebrated historian Ambeth Ocampo shares some lesser-known facts about revered artist Juan Luna.
Shaira Diaz, EA Guzman open up on 11-year celibacy before marriage
by Kristofer Purnell - February 21, 2024 - 8:57am
Celebrity couple Shaira Diaz and EA Guzman opened up about practicing celibacy during the course of their decade-long relationship.
Dominic Roque addresses issues on condo, gas station, prenup with Bea Alonzo
by Kristofer Purnell - February 20, 2024 - 5:05pm
Actor Dominic Roque issued a statement to address several issues brought up by veteran showbiz columnist Cristy Fermin.
Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes witness Senate pass Eddie Garcia bill, honor 'Rewind'
by Kristofer Purnell - February 20, 2024 - 3:19pm
The Eddie Garcia bill passed the Senate on final reading with several celebrities present, including Iza Calzado, Ricky Davao, Randy Santiago, Tirso Cruz III, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, celebrity couple Marian...
Kim Chiu, Paulo Avelino in 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim' teaser
by Kristofer Purnell - February 20, 2024 - 3:16pm
The first teaser for the upcoming Filipino adaptation of "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" dropped exclusively on Viu.
Manila Luzon joins Madonna for 'Vogue' performance
by Kristofer Purnell - February 17, 2024 - 3:40pm
Filipino-American drag queen Manila Luzon saw another dream come true after performing with the "Queen of Pop" Madonna.
WATCH: Barbie Imperial, Jasmine Curtis-Smith in '3 Days 2 Nights in Poblacion' trailer
by Kristofer Purnell - February 17, 2024 - 3:15pm
Barbie Imperial and Jasmine Curtis-Smith lead the cast of the upcoming film "3 Days 2 Nights in Poblacion" by RC Delos Reyes.
'Hindi tita, ate lang': Leren Bautista, Ricci Rivero dismiss age gap criticisms
by Kristofer Purnell - February 17, 2024 - 12:50pm
Beauty queen-politician Leren Bautista and basketball player Ricci Rivero just laughed at comments about the age gap in their relationship.
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