Palace: Nora Aunor will be National Artist in ‘God’s perfect time’

MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday expressed optimism that Nora Aunor, known in Philippine cinema as Superstar, will receive the coveted National Artist award “in God’s perfect time”. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after the actress from Bicol was excluded from the new list of National Artists conferred by President Rodrigo Duterte in a ceremony … Read More

Filipina filmmaker named Global Alumni Awardee for Social Impact

MANILA — Award-winning filmmaker and Chevening alumna Baby Ruth Villarama was named as one of the three outstanding global winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards initiated by the British Council. Villarama, director of the highly-acclaimed “Sunday Beauty Queen” was awarded the Global Alumni Award for Social Impact, citing her contributions to the society through her … Read More

‘Black Panther’ is top grossing Feb movie ever released

LOS ANGELES — Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” has grossed a spectacular USD400 million in North America through Sunday and is the highest grossing movie ever released in the month of February. The superhero film continued to dominate North American box office with an estimated USD108.04 million, becoming the second-highest second weekend of all-time behind … Read More

BIR files new tax raps vs actor Richard Gutierrez

MANILA — The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed another criminal complaint before the Department of Justice against actor Richard Gutierrez. In its complaint, the BIR specifically accused Gutierrez with one count of “knowingly using or submitting falsified annual income tax return for 2012 and six counts of knowingly using or submitting falsified quarterly value added tax … Read More

Jennifer Lopez is an icon for me — Jenna Dewan Tatum

LOS ANGELES — Jenna Dewan Tatum says she looks up to actress-singer Jennifer Lopez. The 36-year-old actress, who is the host-mentor of dance reality TV show “World of Dance”, says the “Shades of Blue” star inspired her as an artist, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “For me growing up as a dancer and becoming an … Read More

James Bond actor Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON — British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”, passed away on Tuesday in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that … Read More

Joanna Lumley to donate her organs after death

LONDON — Veteran actress Joanna Lumley has decided to donate her organs after her death. The 71-year-old actress has pledged to give away her vital organs after she passes away to those in need of transplants. “I’ve got one of those donor forms that says ‘take anything you want’ so I’m not sure what they … Read More