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Police visit ‘Saturday Night Live’ star after Instagram post

New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote “I don’t want to be on this earth anymore” on Instagram. And they visited the “Saturday Night Live” star to make sure he was OK. A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande’s ex-fiance on Saturday. But his Instagram …

Filipino-Australian Catriona Gray is crowned the country’s fourth Miss Universe

Twenty-four-year-old Catriona Gray is officially the fourth Filipina to bring the Miss Universe crown back to the Philippines as she reigns victorious at the 67th Miss Universe coronation night that happened Monday morning, December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand. Many Filipino pageant fans gathered at the Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani to watch Catriona be crowned …

Supermodel Tyra Banks gives Catriona Gray recognition for her viral ‘lava walk’

In anticipation for the finale night happening on the morning of Monday, December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand, the Philippines’ representative for the 67th Miss Universe pageant Catriona Gray continues to generate headlines with her viral ‘lava walk’ that she hinted during the preliminary competition last December 13. Her most recent admirer is supermodel and creator …

Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie

NEW YORK — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her producing muscles. “I find that I really love everything about film and film-making,” the multiplatinum-singer said in a recent interview. “I just really love movies, whether TV or anything …

Filipino designers dress up numerous Miss Universe 2018 candidates for preliminaries

Although Philippine candidate Catriona Gray made noise because of her ode to mythical bird Ibong Adarna through her Mak Tumang evening gown during the Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries last Thursday, December 13, six other candidates showcased the talents of Filipino designers by competing in evening dress creations by local artists. Miss Ecuador, who was formerly …

PH Miss Universe representative Catriona Gray delivers stunning performance during preliminaries

Twenty-four-year-old Catriona Gray from Albay easily became a crowd favorite during the Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries that occurred in Bangkok, Thailand last Thursday, December 13 as she wowed pageant fans worldwide with her performances during both swimsuit and evening gown portions. One particular highlight of Catriona’s performance included her “slow-mo twirl” while sporting a pink …

Miss USA issues apology over viral video allegedly mocking other Miss U hopefuls’ English

After receiving backlash, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers issued an apology over her viral video supposedly mocking other Miss Universe candidates’ ability to speak English language. The video that recently surfaced on social media showed Sarah commenting and imitating the way Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie responds in an English conversation. “She’s so cute, and she …

Vancouver animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse’

VANCOUVER — The animation team behind the new movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” knew it had to be different. “I think we all knew that the first question we’d be asked out of the gate is why are we making another ‘Spider-Man?”’ said Joshua Beveridge, head of character animation at Sony Pictures Imageworks, with a …

With blockbuster effects, Peter Jackson brings WWI to life

NEW YORK — Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and King Kong’s 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War. Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow …

Survey suggests Canadians still feel warmth for ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

TORONTO — A new survey suggests most Canadians have warm feelings for the holiday song “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” despite controversy over its lyrics. The national poll by Campaign Research found 72 per cent of respondents disagreed with radio stations that pulled the song from airwaves because some listeners found the lyrics upsetting. Canadians older …