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

Johnny Depp visits children’s hospital as Jack Sparrow

LONDON — Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp brightened the day of child patients of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital by dressing up in his “Pirates Of The Caribbean” character Captain Jack Sparrow. The actor chatted up with the young patients in his movie avatar, which is very popular with kids. Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose was successfully treated … Read More

Jonah Hill involved in car crash

LOS ANGELES — Actor and funnyman Jonah Hill has been reportedly involved in an intense car crash here. The 32-year-old was driving his black Audi Downtown when his car collided with another vehicle, reported TMZ. Photos obtained show both cars were badly damaged in the accident. They were towed away from the scene. However, no … Read More

Warner Bros’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ tops box office

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” debuted at first place this weekend in Northern America. “Fantastic Beasts” opened at 4,144 locations in U.S. and Canada this three-day weekend and grossed USD75 million. As a Harry Potter related franchise, “Fantastic Beasts” attracted older audience. Statistic shows that only 18 percent … Read More

Ivatan young artists receive copyright certificate from IPOPhil

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Two Ivatan young artists received a copyright registration certificate for musical compositions “Tara Na Sa Batanes” and “Masayang Awit ng Batanes” by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil) after their works garnered many likes and shares in the social media. Reynato “Arsy” E. Cabizon, 32 and Joshua “Balong” G. Diaz, … Read More

PLDT partners with Roku Inc. to bring better entertainment for Filipinos

MANILA — Telecommunications provider PLDT has partnered with California-based home digital media products manufacturer, Roku Inc., to provide better entertainment for Filipinos. This is because the company sees a growing demand for internet-delivered TV series, said Oscar Reyes Jr., PLDT HOME operations head. Reyes described Roku as the best partner for this initiative, as Roku … Read More