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Cult movie ‘Heathers’ gets TV makeover, Doherty cameos

PASADENA, Calif. — The 1988 cult movie “Heathers” and the title characters get makeovers in a new TV series. In the big-screen dark comedy, the queen bees who shared the name Heather were three white high school students by played by Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk and Kim Walker. A girl of colour and a boy …

Dolores O’Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46

LONDON — Dolores O’Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, “No further details are available at this time,” …

Books and looks: Jodi Sta. Maria on life as student, actress

From clutching all kinds of books not knowing when all words written will sink in the mind, to spending hours in front of the lights and cameras, portraying and projecting the mildest to the most extreme emotions, being a student and actress is not an easy feat. Jodi Sta. Maria who finds herself in the …

Robin regrets nothing over remarks on PGT contestant

After days of being roasted online by netizens offended by his behavior in a Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) episode, Robin Padilla stays firm with his views and gains a foreign supporter. Online users have been feasting on Robin ever since the PGT episode about a Korean contestant named Kim Jiwan aired on their television screens. …

Actor Spanky Manikan passes away

The world of theater and showbiz lost another star as actor Spanky Manikan passed away on Sunday. He was 75. According to an ABS-CBN report, Spanky’s wife, actress Susan Africa, confirmed in a text message to her manager Ed Instrella that her husband peacefully joined his creator at 11:41 a.m. “Please pray for his eternal …

PETA’s ‘night, Mother is an entertaining and truthful look into mental health

MANILA, Philippines—Actress Eugene Domingo is back on stage with Ian Lomongo’s Filipino adaptation of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘night, Mother, a “timely” play that Domingo said is not only entertaining but also educational. Domingo plays Jessie, daughter of Thelma—played by Sherry Lara—who, in one evening, announced to her mother her plan of killing herself before …

Margaret Atwood takes to Twitter to defend herself after #MeToo op ed

Margaret Atwood has taken to Twitter to defend herself after writing a controversial op-ed in which she wondered if she was a “bad feminist” for questioning the tactics of the #MeToo movement. In a piece published Saturday in The Globe and Mail, Atwood called #MeToo “a symptom of a broken legal system”. The op-ed drew …

Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday for a traffic violation. Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed. She says he …

Offred is on the run as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns in April

PASADENA, Calif. — The wrenching loss of an infant to a totalitarian society is explored in season two of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” star Elisabeth Moss and the show’s producers said. The drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel begins with Moss’ character on the run when it returns April 25 on streaming service Hulu. …

Expletives dot the weekend TV comedy, sports landscape

PASADENA, Calif. — Expletives dotted the weekend television landscape. On “Saturday Night Live,” guest host Sam Rockwell let one slip during a skit. He was playing an increasingly frustrated TV science host trying to lead two clueless students through an experiment. “You can’t be this (expletive) stupid!” Rockwell exclaimed, immediately putting his hand to his …

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