“Kong: Skull Island” tops Chinese box office

BEIJING — American blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” saw 500 million yuan (USD72.6 million) in earnings for the week ending March 26, the clear box office winner for the week, China Film News reported Tuesday. Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” landed in second place for the week, taking in 195 million yuan. It … Read More

Proud of my body: Lady Gaga slams trolls

LOS ANGELES — Pop star Lady Gaga has responded to body shamers by saying she is proud of her body. The 30-year-old music icon took to Instagram, slamming the trolls who had commented on her appearance during her explosive halftime performance during the 51st Super Bowl. “I heard my body is a topic of conversation … Read More

Cagayan celebrates national arts month with a theater workshop

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Cagayan province, through the Cagayan Historical Research Center, Cagayan Museum, organized a three- day “Basic Integrated Theater Arts Workshop.” The activity was held this week at Pampangueña Pensione in Caggay, Tuguegarao City and was participated by employees of the Provincial Capitol. Jennifer T. Junio-Baquiran, officer-in-charge of the Museum Division, said the activity … Read More

Palace welcomes survey results on deepening bilateral relations with China and Russia

MANILA– Malacañang on Saturday lauded the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey showing that many Filipinos support the Philippines’ thrust to deepen its bilateral relations with China and Russia. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Filipinos now have a deeper understanding of the current socio-political reality. “Masaya po tayo that lumalawak ang paningin ng ating … Read More

Sushmita Sen to judge Miss Universe 2017 pageant

MUMBAI — Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has confirmed that she is on the judging panel of 65th edition of the pageant here. The 41-year-old model-turned-actress was crowned Miss Universe in Manila in 1994 and she said she is excited as well as overwhelmed to return to the pageant 23 years later. “Getting ready with … Read More

First Beatles manager dies at 86

LIVERPOOL — Allan Williams, the first manager of the iconic pop band The Beatles, has died at the age of 86, according to an announcement Friday night. Williams, born in 1930, was also the promoter of the band just before it became a global sensation. In the early days of the Beatles, Williams personally drove … Read More