Alan Menken, 'La La Land' lyricists to write music for live-action 'Aladdin'

Alan Menken, 'La La Land' lyricists to write music for live-action 'Aladdin'.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 17th, 2017

Aladdin cast takes first selfie

(As released) BURBANK, California – Casting for “Aladdin,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, is complete.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2017

Disney announces cast for 'Aladdin' live-action film

Disney announces cast for 'Aladdin' live-action film.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

‘Ang Pag-uusig,’ ‘Ibong Adarna,’ ‘Gala,’ ‘Newsies’ lead 2017 Gawad Buhay 3rd-quarter citations

  Ang Pag-uusig," Tanghalang Pilipino's production of a new translation (by Jerry Respeto) of "The Crucible," Arthur Miller's classic play about socio-political paranoia, grabbed 13 citations to take the lead in Gawad Buhay's third-quarter citations for this year. The world premiere of Ballet Manila's "Ibong Adarna," featuring choreography by Gerardo Francisco and music by Diwa de Leon, received 12 nods, in a tie with Ballet Philippines' retrospective show "A Gala Celebration." 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live's "Newsies," meanwhile, garnered 11 citations, making it the runaway lead in the musical category for the quarter. (See complete list of citations below.) ...Keep on reading: ‘Ang Pag-uusig,’ ‘Ibong Adarna,’ ‘Gala,’ ‘Newsies’ lead 2017 Gawad Buhay 3rd-quarter citations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 29 min. ago

Leni calls for unified action for Marawi

  Pictures of Marawi's destruction came to life for Vice President Leni Robredo when she visited the city's so-called Ground Zero for the first time after it was declared free from Islamic State (IS) terrorists, a tour that she said was "somewhat overwhelming." "Of course we have seen pictures, but actually seeing it is different," Robredo said in a statement released by her office on her trip to Marawi. "I was even asking: If this is what I feel as a nonresident, what more those people who really live here?" Robredo said. President Duterte last month declared Marawi liberated from IS after five months of fighting between terrorists and government forces.   ...Keep on reading: Leni calls for unified action for Marawi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Rusty Machines

MANILA, Philippines – Rusty Machines is playing at Rappler Live Jam! The band’s members – Iggy San Pablo on vocals and guitar, Joshua Andres on guitar, Miko Miso on drums, and Leandro Fabregas on bass – have been sharing a passion for music since they were kids. Cut to 2017, the band ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers

I FIND it unpatriotic when Filipino partisan writers write articles in foreign papers that are indisputably biased against President Duterte, and which badmouth the country as a land where the rule of law has collapsed. Such articles are not only in very bad taste, they reflect the fact that nationalism in this country has all [...] The post So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting have been allowed to return home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were on a plane back to Los Angeles that was due to land late Tuesday afternoon after a 12-hour flight from Shanghai. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the matter "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities." The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the 23rd-ranked Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai as part of the Pac-12 China game. The rest of the UCLA team returned home last Saturday. A person with knowledge of the Pac-12's decision said any discipline involving the trio would be up to UCLA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference doesn't plan any sanctions. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the school is weighing its options. "I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law," he said in a statement. "In this particular case, both Athletics and the Office of Student Conduct will review this incident and guide any action with respect to the involved students. Such proceedings are confidential, which limits the specific information that can be shared." There was no immediate word on the trio's status for the team's home opener Wednesday night against Central Arkansas. The school said the three players, along with coach Steve Alford and athletic director Dan Guerrero, will make their first public comments about the matter at a campus news conference Wednesday, but won't take questions. Scott thanked President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called "the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China." He indicated that UCLA made "significant efforts" on behalf of its athletes. It wasn't clear under what terms the players were freed to return to the U.S. "We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university," Scott said. Trump said Tuesday he had a long conversation about the three players' status with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Ball, Hill and Riley were expected to have an immediate impact as part of UCLA's highly touted recruiting class. Instead, they are being talked about solely for their actions off the court. Ball, a guard whose brother Lonzo is a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaged 33.8 points as a high school senior. The elder Ball played one season in Westwood and left early for the NBA draft. The Balls' outspoken father, LaVar, was in China at the time of the incident. He spent some time promoting the family's Big Baller Brand of athletic shoes with his youngest son, LaMelo, while his middle son was detained. Forwards Hill and Riley, both four-star recruits, figure to bolster 7-foot senior Thomas Welsh in the frontcourt. The Bruins traveled to China as part of the Pac-12's global initiative that seeks to popularize the league's athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year's edition. The game is sponsored by Alibaba Group, the Chinese commerce giant that both UCLA and Georgia Tech visited before the shoplifting incident occurred......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Land Nessie reported by dog walker in Scotland

IF the Loch Ness Monster is spotted on land rather than in the water, is it still a tree stump? If Nessie can live out of the water and travel around Scotland on land, who gets to give it a new name? Those are just some of the questions being….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Ahead of Trump visit to PH, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

SUBIC, Philippines – Veteran James Goodman, 51, has owned six bars during his 13 years in Subic. His latest venture, “Sit-n-Bull”, has bar games, live sports and rock music that competes with the lively chatter of tattoo-clad patrons in tank tops. Once home to one of the biggest U.S. naval facilities in the world, Subic […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy

SAN FRANCISCO,USA (UPDATED) – Disney on Thursday, November 9, announced plans for a new Star Wars film trilogy and a live-action TV series as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. "We have big ambitions for the Star Wars franchise," Disney chief executive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Eduard Folayang will be defending more than just the lightweight championship come fight night

For the first time in ONE Championship history, two reigning titleholders will be going head-to-head in a champion-versus-champion superfight at ONE: Legends of the World in Manila.  The two divisional kings chosen for the history-making clash: lightweight champion Eduard 'the Landslide' Folayang and featherweight champion Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen.  And while both of them will be parading their belts when they walk down to the cage on fight night, only Folayang's belt will be on the line, meaning that he has more to lose. A lot more.  For the reigning lightweight king, this upcoming championship superfight isn't just about defending the lightweight title, rather it's also about defending the entire lightweight division.  Being the titleholder means that Folayang is the top guy in the division. The lightweight division 'is his kingdom', as he said, and it's his duty to defend it from a challenger from a different weight class.  "Papasukin yung division ko eh, so as much as possible, you are not only defending your own name, but also your division," Folayang said. "[Ako] yung champion doon eh." ("He's coming into my division, so I'm not only defending my name, but also my division. I'm the champion there.") The responsibility, so to say, has helped fuel the Baguio-based champion as he heads into this historic encounter against a very game challenger in the Vietnamese-Australian Nguyen.  "It’s a lot of motivation for me to do my part in my training camp and of course most especially during the fight." Aside from also defending his division, the Team Lakay superstar will also be defending his home turf, as he'll be fighting in front of what should be a partisan pro-Filipino crowd. "It’s always been a joy for me to represent my country and my hometown, and may kwento pa siya kasi champion-versus-champion, so it will give a lot of motivation for me." ("It's always been a joy for me to represent my country and my hometown, plus theres the champion-versus-champion backstory, so it will give a lot of motivation for me.")   Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reigning ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Eduard Folayang s ONE Championship title reign has been about inspiring others

Nearly a full year removed from his shocking upset win over Shinya Aoki to win the ONE Championship lightweight world title in Singapore, Eduard Folayang has simply been on top of the world.  The Baguio City native has established himself as the face of Philippine MMA and has often been identified by ONE Championship CEO and chairman Chatri Sityodtong as a prime example of a hero.  (READ ALSO: ONE CEO Cui: 'Folayang is gonna be a fantastic champion') Surely, life has changed for 'The Landslide' since becoming a world champion, but if you ask him what stands out, he says it's about how he has impacted others.  " p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} Madami [magbago], as a world champion, yung kwento ng buhay mo, maraming naiinspire," Folayang shared with the media. (A lot has changed. As a world champion, your life story inspires a lot of people.") Folayang's inspiring story of triumph has been told time and time again. From humble beginnings, Folayang fought through adversity - be it in life or inside the cage - and persevered until eventually he became a world champion.  Now that he's at the top, he hopes that his journey can inspire others who are looking to reach certain goals and aspirations.  "Nakakabigay ka ng kaunting motivation for them not to give up, but to persist and follow the dreams that they have deep within them." ("You're able to give them a bit of motivation for them not to give up, but to persist and follow the dreams that they have deep within them.") Right now, Folayang is indeed living his own dream of being a world champion, and on Friday, November 10th, he hopes to keep the dream going as he defends his title against Martin Nguyen at ONE: Legends of the World at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.    Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

NBA and Intel announce multiyear technology partnership

NBA press release NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Intel today announced a multiyear technology partnership making Intel an authorized provider of virtual reality with Intel® True VR technology and 360-degree volumetric video with Intel® freeDTM technology for official NBA broadcast partners globally.   As a part of this partnership, Intel will deliver live VR content for marquee NBA on TNT matchups beginning with NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. The NBA and Intel will also work together to produce 360-degree volumetric video and will explore other potential collaborations to enhance the creation and delivery of NBA content.   “We are thrilled to partner with Intel to provide virtual reality and 360-degree video content to our fans around the world,” said Jeff Marsilio, NBA vice president, Global Media Distribution. “We are committed to bringing the most innovative and immersive experiences possible to our fans.”    Working with Intel, the NBA will make 360-degree volumetric video available to global league broadcast partners, which collectively deliver games in 215 countries and territories. In the future, Intel plans to integrate Intel freeD technology into the virtual reality experience to enable fans to freeze a moment of game action and view it from the player’s point of view as if they were on the court. The technology can also be incorporated into game broadcasts allowing commentators to pause key moments in the game and view the action in 3D from any angle.   “Intel is working with leagues and sports organizations all over the world to develop and deliver the most cutting-edge immersive media experiences that will make sports more engaging for the next generation of fans,” said James Carwana, vice president and general manager of Intel Sports. “This unique partnership with the NBA will enable us to work with official league broadcasters, including Turner Sports, to take their broadcasts to an unprecedented level and create new ways to immerse viewers in the game.”   Beginning with NBA All-Star 2018, every virtual reality game experience will be available through the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app on Samsung GearVR and Google Daydream headsets for download via the Oculus and Google Play stores......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Time na niya mag-champion : Joshua Pacio proud of training buddy Danny Kingad

A little over a year ago, ONE Championship strawweight contender Joshua Pacio got the biggest opportunity of his young career so far, when he challenged champion Yoshitaka Naito after just two fights under the ONE banner.  And while Pacio ultimately fell short in his first shot at world title gold, it was still invaluable experience for the 21-year old.  Helping Pacio every step of the way was his close friend and Team Lakay training partner Danny Kingad, who said that he too hopes to walk the same path. "Siya yung partner ko palagi, kaya gusto ko din na maging ganun, tulad ni Joshua, kaya pinag-iigian ko lagi yung training." Kingad said in an interview back in November of 2016.  ("He's always my training partner, that's why I want to be like that, like Joshua. That's why I'm always doing my best in training.") Fast forward about a year later, and Kingad finds himself in nearly the exact same situation.  After just three fights under the ONE Championship banner, the 21-year old Kingad will be facing his biggest test so far in his young career when he challenges reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes at ONE: Legends of the World at the Mall of Asia Arena, Friday. This time around, it's Pacio who's doing the supporting and the cheering.  While the two Team Lakay young guns are around the same age, Pacio as a bit more experience, and he knows about the pressures of challenging for the top prize in the game. "Of course, against kay Moraes, co-main event siya, may pressure, lalo na’t dito sa Pilipinas, talagang may pressure yun." Pacio shared with the media. "Pero sinasabi ko nga, pag lumalabas na siya papunta sa cage, hindi na niya maiisip yung pressure kasi maiisip niya, time na niya yun," ("Of course, against Moraes in the co-main event, there's going to be pressure. Especially since the fight's going to be in the Philippines. But I keep telling him, once he walks out to the cage, he won't be feeling the pressure because he'll be thinking that this is his time.") Pacio has nothing but faith in his training partner.  "Alam ko time na niya maging champion." he added.  ("I know that it's his time to become champion.") Kingad's title shot comes somewhat as a surprise, especially after the Team Lakay flyweight had back-to-back fight cancellations.  In the end however, the wait was worth it for Kingad and camp, as it opened up an even bigger opportunity.  Joshua couldn't be any happier for his Team Lakay brother.  "Proud na proud ako kasi kaibigan ko siya, dalawang beses na-cancel yung laro niya, grabe yung training namin dun, tapos napunta lang sa wala yung training namin. Ngayon worth it naman kahit hindi natuloy yung dalawa, kasi title shot naman." ("I'm really proud because he's my friend. His fight got cancelled twice, and we trained so hard for those fights, but it was for nothing. Now, it's all worth it, because while those two fights got cancelled, he ended up getting a title shot anyway.") If all goes according to plan, Kingad could become the third ONE world champion that Team Lakay has produced, joining former featherweight champ Honorio Banario and current reigning lightweight champion Eduard Folayang.    Danny Kingad challenges Adriano Moraes for the ONE Flyweight World Championship at ONE: Legends of the World on Friday,  November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines.  Catch the action LIVE starting at 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Beyoncé joins cast of Disney s live-action Lion King

Beyoncé joins cast of Disney s live-action Lion King.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

The Journey So Far: Eduard Folayang

From humble beginnings in Baguio city, to world champion status, Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang has had quite the journey, and it's far from over. The champ's next stop: Mall of Asia Arena on November 10, as he puts his ONE Championship lightweight world title on the line against reigning ONE Championship featherweight king Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen in ONE's first-ever champion-versus-champion superfight.  Before that goes down however, take a quick look at the timeline of 'The Landslide's" career so far.    Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

[OPINION] Araw ng Pinatay 2017

I live near the Manila South Cemetery. During All Saints’ Day, it’s a literal fiesta in our place.  Every November 1, out come the buntings and loud music. The sidewalks outside and inside the cemetery become a street hawker’s paradise. Nowadays it’s not only flowers, candles, and street food. They also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Beyonce joins Disney s live-action The Lion King

LOS ANGELES, USA – Beyonce is set to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King," the singer and studio announced Wednesday, November 1. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumored role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Beyoncé on board for ‘The Lion King’ remake

Pop star Beyonc will enter the Circle of Life as she joins the cast of the "The Lion King" live-action remake. Disney announced on Twitter the complete cast for the star-studded movie. She will take on the role of Nala, the love interest of the main character Simba, who will be played by Donald Glover. Variety first reported that the singer scored the deal earlier this year as she was director Jon Favreau's top choice for the role. It was also reported that he and the studio will do whatever it takes to accommodate her busy schedule. James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa, as he originally voiced back in 1994. Also on board is British comedian and talk show host John Oliver, who...Keep on reading: Beyoncé on board for ‘The Lion King’ remake.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Team Lakay stars headline stacked ONE Championship card in Manila

The Philippines' top mixed-martial arts stable will be represented well when ONE Championship returns to Manila for ONE: Legends of the World this November 10th.  Headlining the card will be a superfight for the ONE lightweight world championship, as Team Lakay superstar Eduard 'The Landslide' Folayang puts his title on the line against reigning ONE featherweight world champion Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen.  In the co-main event, unbeaten Team Lakay rising star Danny 'The King' Kingad will be getting his first shot at a world championship when he challenges reigning titleholder Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes for the ONE flyweight world championship.  Also on the card, a couple of former world championship contenders from the Baguio-based stable step back into the ONE Championship cage, as bantamweight contender Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon meets undefeated Kevin 'Oldboy' Chung of the United States, while strawweight contender Joshua 'The Passion' Pacio looks to bounce back against fellow Pinoy Roy Doliguez.   ONE: Legends of the World Fight Card Lightweight Championship: Eduard Folayang vs. Martin Nguyen Flyweight Championship: Adriano Moraes vs. Danny Kingad Kevin Belingon vs. Kevin Chung Alex Silva vs. Hayato Suzuki Gina Iniong vs. Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol Anatpong 'Mak' Bunrad vs. Reece McLaren Zhao Zhi Kang vs. Yohan Mulia Legowo Joshua Pacio vs. Roy Doliguez Xie Chao vs. Kelvin Ong Peng Xue vs. Phat Soda   ONE Championship: Legends of the World happens on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.  Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017