“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

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