Entertainment

Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar’s best picture fiasco

NEW YORK –Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar’s best picture winner. Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was stalling for effect. Dunaway read “La La Land” as best picture winner rather …

Caitlyn Jenner talks of suicide, secrets in new book

NEW YORK –Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday about her frank new memoir detailing her now 2-year-old transition and the bumps along the way, including her three failed marriages, thoughts of suicide while she was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi and, finally, freedom to be her true self. And, yes, contrary to the thoughts of many in …

“The fate of the Furious” tops North American box office for second weekend

LOS ANGELES–”The Fate of the Furious”, Universal’s latest film, unsurprisingly held the top spot for the second week in a row, adding an estimated 38.7 million U.S. dollars to its total in North America. The eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise continues its record-smashing run around the world with an international weekend …

Chinese film festival starts in Budapest with movie star Jackie Chan

BUDAPEST–The 2017 Chinese Film Festival started here on Sunday with presence of world famous film star Jackie Chan and five movies, one of which is Jackie Chan’s latest production, Kung Fu Yoga. “We, Chinese and Hungarians and Europeans have a common language, and that language is no other than the language of culture, which we …

Shakespeare’s birthday celebrated at Westminster Abbey, Globe Theater

LONDON–The anniversary of the birthday of playwright William Shakespeare was celebrated on Sunday with a performance of his sonnets in Westminster Abbey and new season of plays at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The Globe Theater on the South Bank of the Thames is a modern-day replica of Shakespeare’s Globe playhouse, complete with thatched roof and …

Nicole Scherzinger in talks to star in ‘Wicked’ film

LONDON–Singer Nicole Scherzinger is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the musical, “Wicked”. If things work out, the 38-year-old songstress will play Elphaba in the big screen version of the stage play, reported FemaleFirst. “Nicole has held early discussions with film bosses who think she’s perfect for the role of Elphaba. “She’s …

Heart Evangelista-Escudero steps out of her comfort zone in Follow Your Heart

How far can relationship goals stand the ultimate test when real or reel celebrity couples find themselves in an unfamiliar world? Beginning April 23, Sunday afternoons will be extra fun and challenging as Kapuso actress-host Heart Evangelista-Escudero joins celebrity couples as they step out of their comfort zones in Follow Your Heart. Follow Your Heart …

ABS-CBN apologizes to SSS for erroneous reporting on TFC’s Balitang Global report

MANILA—The Social Security Commission (SSC), the governing body of Social Security System (SSS), over the weekend, took umbrage over the erroneous news reporting of ABS-CBN’s Balitang Global on the pension fund’s proposal for the mandatory SSS coverage of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). “The malicious innuendos in the commentary following the erroneous news report is unfair …

Retirement for O’Reilly? He’ll have other options

NEW YORK — Chances are you haven’t heard the last of Bill O’Reilly. He’ll have options, and retirement seems unlikely. At least three conservative news outlets are eager to speak with him. O’Reilly, the top cable news personality for two decades until Fox News Channel fired him this week following harassment claims by women, would …

Kapuso Network colors the season with hottest program offerings

Summer has never been this vibrant as GMA Network brings viewers new programs that are sure to add more color to the season. Kicking off the Kapuso Network’s string of offerings on a feisty note is the sexy dramedy series D’ Originals. The show, which debuted last April 17 in North America and April 18 …