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Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 8th, 2018

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

NEW YORK, USA – Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner La La Land and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations. In a Tinseltown landscape largely dominated by superheroes, 2017 still saw La La Land , The Greatest Showman , and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News17 hr. 45 min. ago

LeBron scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Dazzling from the start, James scored the game's first 16 points and had 29 at halftime, dominating the way he has in so many previous postseasons. But in a season in which nothing has been easy for the Cavs, Cleveland was lucky that Indiana's Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open three-pointer that would have tied it with 27 seconds left. Kevin Love scored 15, but Cleveland's All-Star center injured his left hand, the same one he broke earlier this season, with 3:43 left. Love's status could affect the remainder of this series — and perhaps Cleveland's season. Kyle Korver added 12 points, all on three's, and made several hustling plays for the Cavs. Oladipo scored 22 — he was in early foul trouble — and Myles Turner 18 for the Pacers, who shocked the Cavs with an overpowering win in Game 1. Indiana clawed back from an 18-point deficit and was within 95-92 when Oladipo, who scored 32 in the opener, somehow came free but missed maybe his easiest shot in two games. James grabbed the rebound and made three free throws over the final 22 seconds as the Cavs avoided falling behind 2-0 on the series. Game 3 is Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Indianapolis. The 33-year-old James was expected to be more aggressive than in Game 1, when he was unusually passive, deferred to teammates and suffered the first playoff-opening loss of his career. But James was his unstoppable self again, and there wasn't a whole lot the Pacers could do about him in the first half. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue shook up his starting lineup, going with Korver and J.R. Smith over Jeff Green and Rodney Hood. Green didn't score in the opener and Hood only started because Korver was dealing with a sore right foot. While the changes weren't that surprising, Oladipo leaving after 62 seconds was stunning. Indiana's lightning-quick guard picked up an offensive foul and then got his second when he knocked over James, who was setting a screen. With Oladipo off the floor, the Pacers didn't have an offensive answer to James. Nobody does. The three-time champion was in attack mode from the start. After not attempting his first shot in the opener until 1:52 remained in the first quarter, he dropped a short jumper just 16 seconds into Game 2. And he was just getting started. James made his first five attempts and scored Cleveland's first 16 points, making a pair of 3-pointers and then picking up assists on three's by Love and Korver. James outscored the Pacers 20-18 in the first 12 minutes. TIP-INS Pacers: Shot 6-of-22 on three-pointers. ... Oladipo became the fourth player in Pacers history with at least 30 points and six three-pointers in a postseason game in the opener, joining Reggie Miller, Chuck Person and Paul George. ... Dropped to 22-22 in Game 2s, including 6-18 on the road. Cavaliers: Improved to 40-0 when leading after three quarters. ... It was the 20th time James has scored at least 40 in the playoffs. ... Lue refused to reveal his lineup changes two hours before tip, saying by doing so he would give the Pacers — or any team in the postseason — and advantage. "Being strategic in the playoffs, if you tell your lineup, they can see what matchups they want to do and who's going to guard who, what matchups they want to guard," Lue explained. ... James needs 56 rebounds to become the seventh player in league history with 2,000 in the playoffs. UP NEXT Game 3 is Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Even monkeys need a spa day, Japan study finds

TOKYO, Japan – A relaxing soak in a hot tub is a time-honored stress reliever but the advantages are not confined to humans – with monkeys also benefiting from spa time, researchers in Japan say. Japan's "snow monkeys" are known for their love of hot springs in the country's northern Nagano region, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Magnolia should stop playing catch-up ball vs San Miguel, says Jalalon

MANILA, Philippines – If Magnolia wants to slay the giants in San Miguel for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup title, they have to stop falling in love with playing catch-up basketball.  That is what Jio Jalalon learned in the first two games of the best-of-7 All-Filipino ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Real lovers JaDine on the downside of making romantic films

  Being real-life lovers makes working on romantic movies easier for James Reid and Nadine Lustre for the most part. The only downside? Pretending that they're falling in love with each other for the first time. "It's hard to act as if [what we have] is new love, because we're so comfortable with each other already; we're so close. Acting like it's our first kiss ... it gets hard," James said at a recent press conference for his and Nadine's new movie, "Never Not Love You," which opens in cinemas on March 31. Nadine agreed, adding that, her mannerisms and tendencies when interacting with James do betray her at times. "I would get too touchy and I had to be reminded b...Keep on reading: Real lovers JaDine on the downside of making romantic films.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Acclaimed Greg Berlanti Behind Riverdale & Arrowverse Directs Latest Ya Movie “Love, Simon”

Acclaimed filmmaker Greg Berlanti, the force behind the most inventive and acclaimed works in film and television who has been credited with being at the forefront of introducing gay characters and storylines into mainstream entertainment helms the upcoming funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

It’s okay to fall in love with your boss, labor group says

An employee falling in love with her/his boss is okay as long as it is exercised across-the-board, says labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Piano-driven ballad marks Maja’s collaboration with Thai heartthrob

Maja Salvador loves to sing. But while it may not always look like singing loves her back, she jested, she continues to work on it. For her, the most crucial step toward improving is acknowledging her limitations. "I have learned to accept my voice and tone. In whatever we do, we need to recognize our capabilities and work around them," Maja told reporters at the recent press launch of her new single "Falling Into You," a duet she recorded with Tor Saksit, a classical pianist and pop singer-songwriter from Thailand. "Falling Into You," a piano-driven love ballad originally written by Tor in a higher key, was lowered accordingly to suit Maja's range. "They encouraged me to use m...Keep on reading: Piano-driven ballad marks Maja’s collaboration with Thai heartthrob.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo

After getting married on the island paradise of Boracay, newlyweds Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil headed to Tokyo, Japan, to celebrate the city where they got engaged last year. The couple looked sweet as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, as seen in this photo Mananquil posted on Instagram. You are God's best gift to me. Thank you for your love and support, my sweet Valentine #iROBtokyoveryMAXX . . Photo by @sweet.escape A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananquil) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:18am PST Showing off his photography skills, Mananquil then took an amazing shot of the Japanese capital. Believe A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananq...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Gilas banking on the comfort of home after tough loss against the Boomers

If moral victories still count for Gilas Pilipinas, then the Australia game in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Thursday was a huge moral victory for the Philippines. Before falling late in the second half, Gilas Pilipinas engaged the reigning Asian champions in a dogfight, even taking a five-point lead against the Boomers. The Philippines lost by 16 points. For what it's worth, the national team made good account of themselves in Melbourne. "We cant complain on [our] effort. Our game could've been better but our effort is there," head coach Chot Reyes said. "We thought at least we've accounted well for ourselves to compete against this Boomers squad," he added. The focus now shifts to Gilas' hosting of Japan in three days. It is imperative for the national team to handle its business at home. Doing that means that Gilas is one step closer to the next round and in essense, one step closer to a return trip to the World Cup. And that's the goal at the end of the day. "All we wanted to do is to compete. And I felt we were able to do that, we competed, we competed hard," Reyes said. "But it's hard coming to the games when you're also thinking of the next game, that was in the back of my mind. As much as we want to go all out for the victory, we also had to make sure we're managing our minutes because we know we're gonna need fresh legs when we play Japan," he added. While Gilas is the home team Sunday against the Akatsuki Five, the Philippines will have a longer travel time compared to the Japanese. "They're just coming from Tokyo, which is a three-hour flight as against ours," Reyes said, talking about the Japanese. "The good thing is we'll be playing at home and we're hoping to get adrenaline from the home crowd to compensate for the fatigue," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Love Actually: Falling In Love In Sinulog, This Couple Would Launch Successful Businesses Together

Fitspos Keena Campos and Jude Boo of The Six Pack Chef and Filipino fast food resto Oohlam share their winning formula in business and love.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Sandino’s ‘high-school project’ goes big-time

  Singer-actor Sandino Martin recounts the journey of "Changing Partners" from stage to screen. Sandino, who was part of the original theater production, relates: "I remember falling in love with the script the first time I read it---even in its crudest form then." He recalls that the play had its start as a "reading project" in the Virgin Labfest in 2016. "It felt like a high-school project. We bought our own costumes, painted the set ... a teeny-tiny set ... but I could feel that we all believed in it." He admits that he and costars Agot Isidro, Jojit Lorenzo and Anna Luna had zero expectations that their "high-school project" would go this far. After winning eight aw...Keep on reading: Sandino’s ‘high-school project’ goes big-time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

‘Lola’s boy’ Daniel proud of his old-soul taste and sensibility

  Daniel Padilla has been setting young girls' hearts aflutter since he was 14 years old, when he began playing consort to then teen princesses, Julia Montes ("Gimik 2010") and Kathryn Bernardo ("Growing Up" and, later, "Princess and I"). The heartthrob has since come into his own, proving he's an actor worth his salt in cachet-boosting portrayals in films like "Crazy Beautiful You," "Barcelona: A Love Untold" and "Can't Help Falling in Love." But, don't let his millennial swagger fool you. When DJ isn't peppering his easygoing replies with slang words like "petmalu" and "ermat," he evinces the maturity of an old soul who doesn't mind sharing how his grandmother has hel...Keep on reading: ‘Lola’s boy’ Daniel proud of his old-soul taste and sensibility.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one

TOKYO -- A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and scores stranded up a mountain, officials said. Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks sliding down the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one

TOKYO: A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and scores stranded up a mountain, officials said. Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks rolling down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards [...] The post Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

  A Japanese soldier was killedTuesdayand several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.   Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks rolling down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards a ski slope.   Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters that one of eight members of the Self Defense Forces who had been on a trainingmission on Mt. Kusatsu Shirane, northwest of Tokyo, had died after being hit by volcanic rocks.   "His lungs were damaged" because ...Keep on reading: One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Angelica Panganiban on falling in love again: ‘May kaba lang’

After being heartbroken from her previous relationship, actress Angelica Panganiban said she is ready to open her heart again to someone new. "Kaya na. May kaba, may kaba lang talaga na 'Ito na! Ito na naman!' (I can. There's just jitters, like 'Here we go! Here we go again!)" she told talk show host Boy Abunda on "Tonight with Boy Abunda". "The past few relationships, hindi naman ako kinabahan eh. 'Yung mga huli, sige, game! Laban lang 'yan(With the past few relationships, I wasn't nervous. With the recent ones, okay, game! Fight on)!" Panganiban exclaimed. But now, she shared that she has mellowed and is being more careful. Asked if she was dating again, she answered, "Lum...Keep on reading: Angelica Panganiban on falling in love again: ‘May kaba lang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Fil-Am pro cyclist tells kababayans to just keep riding

It’s Coryn Rivera’s third time in the Philippines. However, this time is just the first time the now professional cyclist took her bike out to ride around in her native land. What she saw was nothing but a pleasant surprise. “I didn’t know too much (about the cycling scene) when I got here. I was surprised because I saw around 300 cyclists in Tagaytay,” she told reporters. She then continued, “I was really impressed by that.” Along with that, the 25-year-old, said to be the only cyclist with Filipino roots to be taking part in the European circuit, is nothing but glad to see big cycling events like the one she will be participating in over the weekend. “It’s good that Pru Life UK is doing this. This is a step in the right direction for cycling as a sport here,” she said. Rivera will be riding in the upcoming PRUride PH 2018 from January 11 to 14 in Subic, Zambales. Backed by British life insurer Pru Life UK, PRUride PH 2018 is expected to be one of the biggest cycling events in the country as it will be spread over two areas and span two weekends. These kinds of events, in the professional cyclist’s view, will do nothing but ignite Filipinos’ passion for the spot – just like how her love affair with cycling began when her father would bring her along in group rides as a kid. “When I was 10, I already loved the thrill of speed. Then, I was doing group rides with my parents and their friends,” she shared. Indeed, it was riding their bikes together that was the origins of what is now a successful career for Rivera. “We rode regularly on the tandem (bike) before. Then on our group rides during weekends, she was always drafting on us,” father Wally said. He then continued, “She fell down many times, but she got up many times and just kept following us.” From there, it was clear that cycling was going to be a big part of Coryn’s life. So much so that the five-foot-three American cyclist with Filipino blood has her sights set on the biggest competition of them all. As she put it, “Definitely, my eyes are on the Tokyo 2020 (Olympics).” Together with that high hope, Rivera said she will also make it a point to help her kababayans share her passion for the sport. Asked if she’s planning to visit the Philippines more frequently, she answered, “For sure, especially after seeing how many cyclists there are here. It’s just really exciting to see that.” She then continued, “That’s why I want to continue inspiring people to ride more. The weather here is so nice so it’s a great place to ride.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Angel Locsin, Neil Arce pen special messages for each other on Instagram

MANILA, Philippines – They may have yet to really confirm the status of their relationship, but Angel Locsin and Neil Arce posted sweet messages to each other on Instagram on Monday, January 1. "Falling in love with you was the best part of my 2017 [Neil Arce]  excited to share ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Japanese single men protest against romantic Christmas Eve

In face of the pressures of having a special someone during the holidays, it looks like a group of Japanese men who are unlucky in love just could not take it anymore --- they took to the streets of Tokyo to protest. The group, which calls itself the Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men, rallied on Christmas Eve, a day in Japan where couples go out to the streets as well, local media Hachima Kiko via SoraNews24 reported. Holding placards and a huge banner that read "Destroy Christmas," the 15 demonstrators let out their ire by shouting, "Explode people with active social lives!" and "Repent couples!" In a YouTube video uploaded by noxx710, the men could be seen walking th...Keep on reading: Japanese single men protest against romantic Christmas Eve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017