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Fil-Am playwright-actor tackles fatherhood, politics-in a bathroom

The work depicts the story of a teenaged Filipino boy who locks himself in the bathroom after having seen an excerpt of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' on a television show. The boy�.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesOct 12th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Comment on Soap opera tackles mental disability and fatherhood by Why autism should be understood instead of mocked with 'BoyetChallenge - Interaksyon

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Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Alfred Vargas to star in a film about desaparecidos

These days, the actor who shares the most personal stuff about himself is the one who gets the most followers,” said Alfred Vargas, noting that a lot has changed since he took a break from show biz in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. “The industry is very different in the sense that it… link: Alfred Vargas to star in a film about desaparecidos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Alfred Vargas to star in a film about desaparecidos

These days, the actor who shares the most personal stuff about himself is the one who gets the most followers," said Alfred Vargas, noting that a lot has changed since he took a break from show biz in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. "The industry is very different in the sense that it has now become very personal as a result of social media," he observed. "I noticed that people like it if you share stuff to them that makes you appear more human and less unreachable. It's so unlike in our time when our managers forbade us to be seen in public." Alfred is currently working on an advocacy film that he said he "fell in love with because it's so well-written." "Kaputol" is b...Keep on reading: Alfred Vargas to star in a film about desaparecidos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Sharon Cuneta says she separates ‘politics from personal life’ then endorses brother

Singer-actress Sharon Cuneta asserted she knew how to separate politics from her personal relationships while she endorsed her older brother’s mayoral bid in Pasay city. Cuneta said in a post on Instagram that it was late actor Fernando Poe, Jr. who taught her this “precious lesson” when he ran for president in 2004. View this […] The post Sharon Cuneta says she separates ‘politics from personal life’ then endorses brother appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Nicholas Hoult talks about going from a ‘Boy’ to a dad

LOS ANGELES---It's almost hard to believe that Nicholas Hoult, who made a splash at the age of 11 in "About a Boy," is now 28 and the father of a boy. "I'm loving it," the English actor said about fatherhood in our recent interview at the JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan.   "It's a bizarre transition," admitted Nicholas, looking fit in dark Yves Saint Laurent shirt and pants. The boy became a dad in April 2018 when his girlfriend, model Bryana Jolly, gave birth to their son. "Your time becomes much more precious. Also, there's more of a standpoint because you see this little person growing so quickly. So what would've been an easy decision to jump on a movie for six mo...Keep on reading: Nicholas Hoult talks about going from a ‘Boy’ to a dad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Fil-Am actor-director Sara Porkalob sweeps ‘18 Gregory Awards

  SEATTLE --- Filipino American actress, director and playwright Sara Porkalob has won three 2018 Gregory Awards for her musical "Dragon Lady."   She won Outstanding Actress in a Musical for the production which she wrote and acted in. The show, which has music composed by Pete Irving, also won Outstanding Musical Production.   Winning Outstanding Sound/Music Design for the musical were Irving, Erin Bednarz and Matt Starritt.   Named after Gregory Falls, founding artistic director of A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) and a former chair of University of Washington's School of Drama, the awards are administered and produced by Theatre Puget Sound (TP...Keep on reading: Fil-Am actor-director Sara Porkalob sweeps ‘18 Gregory Awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Robin Padilla explains decision not to join politics

Kapamilya actor Robin Padilla cited his godmother, former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, as his reason for not pursuing a senate bid in the upcoming midterm elections.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Enchong Dee and the phenomenon of entertainers ‘leading’ a nation explained

Social media users admired Enchong Dee’s insight on Philippine politics being filled with a considerable amount of former entertainers and how he lamented the situation. The actor shared a news article on Vice Ganda suggesting new songs to be revised by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III after he proposed to have the last line […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

WATCH: Marian Rivera confirms Dingdong Dantes’ plan to join politics

Kapuso actress Marian Rivera confirmed that her husband, actor Dingdong Dantes, will run at the upcoming 2019 elections.  Source link link: WATCH: Marian Rivera confirms Dingdong Dantes’ plan to join politics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Benicio del Toro: Sex is more powerful than politics

LOS ANGELES ---"We can't talk about the sex in this movie," Benicio del Toro said about "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," the sequel to the acclaimed "Sicario" in 2015. "There's nothing," the actor, one of the finest of his generation, added with a laugh. "And there's also no politics in this movie, in my opinion." "Sex is more powerful than politics," Benicio affirmed his answer when asked the same which-is-more-powerful question several years ago. "You show me sex, and I'm going to look at it. You show me politics, and I'm not going to look at it (laughs). I'm not even going to listen to it." Nevertheless, "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is still a worthy follow-up. And it's also ...Keep on reading: Benicio del Toro: Sex is more powerful than politics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Eventful fusion of politics, personal triumphs at Urian

If hip-hop artist Abra would do another movie, he said it would be "either sci-fi or fantasy, and with another badass director." Abra recently bagged the Gawad Urian best actor trophy for his performance in Treb Monteras II's "Respeto." He added that the time he spent off music while working on his first big-screen project "was all worth it. The film made me discover my love and respect for acting ... Yes, I'd love to do another one if the concept fits me." He said it would have been impossible for him to finish "Respeto" if not for the help of his colleagues in the hip-hop community. "We represent a culture that was once ignored by many, but is now being recognized on the silv...Keep on reading: Eventful fusion of politics, personal triumphs at Urian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Ma-Yi wins Obie Award for innovative theater

  NEW YORK --- Ma-Yi Theater Company has won the Ross Wetzsteon Award from the 63rd annual Obie Awards.   The group was recognized at a ceremonyheld at Terminal 5, a music venue in Hell's Kitchen, along with this year's other winners for excellence in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater work.   Ma-Yi's artistic director and co-founder, Filipino American director, playwright and actor Ralph Pea, accepted the award.   The Wetzsteon Award is given to a theater company that demonstrates exceptional enterprise in its approach to classics or nurtures innovative new work. The award comes with a grant, with this year's amount at $3,000. The awar...Keep on reading: Ma-Yi wins Obie Award for innovative theater.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

ROME, Italy --- A playwright who says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her and had her massage his feet in a hotel room when she was 16 said Friday that she spent years in guilty silence and took pains to not dress suggestively in professional contexts because she assumed the incident was her fault. Playwright Cori Thomas was a classmate of Hoffman's daughter in 1980 when she says she met the actor, who invited her to his New York hotel room to wait for her mother after dinner with the teenagers. After his daughter left, Hoffman went to take a shower, Thomas said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I was just sitting there waiting for my parents. He came out of the bat...Keep on reading: Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

An immigrant’s ‘radical life’

  In the Philippines, she was Ma. Socorro Paulin Ballesteros or Soki (Suki ng Bayan). She wrote about the struggles of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and dramatized these in DZRH and DZMM radio stations. She was Teatrong Walang Bakod's (Theater Without Border's) acclaimed actor and playwright, a Catholic Mass Media Awardee '98 for Best Radio Program, an advocate against sex trafficking and activist. She survived the Marcos Dictatorship as the leader of the International Women's League, and the Mendiola Massacre under Cory Aquino. She knew immigrant and labor rights like the back of her hand having worked in various non-profit organizations. Later, when she decided to i...Keep on reading: An immigrant’s ‘radical life’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press br /> TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press br /> SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply criticized protests by NFL players for a second straight day and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday in a series of tweets that outraged football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a 'bum.' Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams. Later, Trump reiterated what he said at a rally in Alabama the previous night that NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired, prompting immediate condemnation from a handful of team executives, the league commissioner and its players' union. The Warriors said it was made clear to them that they were not welcome at the White House. They said that when they go to Washington this season they will instead 'celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.' Curry had said he did not want to go to the White House anyway, but the Warriors had not made a collective decision before Saturday. 'U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!' James tweeted in a clear message to the president — a post that Twitter officials said was quickly shared many more times than any other he's sent. 'So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!' James also released a video Saturday, saying Trump has tried to divide the country. 'He's now using sports as the platform to try to divide us,' James said. 'We all know how much sports brings us together. ... It's not something I can be quiet about.' Warriors general manager Bob Myers said he was surprised by the invitation being pulled. 'The White House visit should be something that is celebrated,' Myers said. 'So we want to go to Washington, D.C., and do something to commemorate kind of who we are as an organization, what we feel, what we represent and at the same time spend our energy on that. Instead of looking backward, we want to look forward.' Added Warriors coach Steve Kerr, after his team's first practice of the season: 'These are not normal times.' As a candidate and as president, Trump's approach has at times seemed to inflame racial tensions in a deeply divided country while emboldening groups long in the shadows. The latest sports comments come a little over a month after Trump came under fire for his response to a white supremacists' protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump later pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, who had been found guilty of defying a judge's order to stop racially profiling Latinos. Trump's latest entry into the intersection of sports and politics started in Alabama on Friday night, when he said NFL players who refused to stand for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' are exhibiting a 'total disrespect of our heritage.' Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice. Last week at NFL games, four players sat or knelt during the anthem, and two raised fists while others stood by the protesters in support. Other players have protested in different ways over the past season since Kaepernick began sitting during the 2016 preseason. 'That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,' Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired.' On Saturday, Trump echoed his stance. 'If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,' Trump wrote in an afternoon pair of tweets. 'If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!' Trump has enjoyed strong support from NFL owners, with at least seven of them donating $1 million each to Trump's inaugural committee. They include New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who Trump considers a friend. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed the players while New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said the president's comments were inappropriate and offensive. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who has supported the players who have knelt, said the country 'needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness,' and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York ripped Trump's comments as 'callous.' 'Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,' Goodell said in a statement. Plenty of other current and former stars from across sports weighed in Saturday. Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks said the president's behavior is 'unacceptable and needs to be addressed.' In his Friday remarks, Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it's 'not the same game' because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles. 'No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,' DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. 'No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.' Trump has met with some championship teams already in his first year in office. Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. North Carolina, the reigning NCAA men's basketball champion, said Saturday it will not visit the White House this season. The Tar Heels cited scheduling conflicts. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump has 'taken indecency to a new low.' 'I think that the president has forgotten that he is the standard bearer for our country, that little boys and little girls look up to the president,' he said. 'Little boys and little girls want to be like the president. They want to talk like the president. I think that the president has insulted the American people with this low level of verbiage.' Warriors forward Draymond Green said the good news was that Golden State won't have to talk about going to the White House again — unless they win another title during the Trump presidency. 'Michelle Obama said it best,' Green said. 'She said it best. They go low. We go high. He beat us to the punch. Happy the game is over.' ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in Oakland, California, and AP writer Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this story. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

US actor, playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73

NEW YORK: Sam Shepard, the preeminent US playwright of his generation celebrated for depicting a darkness to contemporary American life and Oscar-nominated actor, has died. He was 73. The actor, director and writer passed away Thursday at home in Kentucky of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed to [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 1st, 2017

US actor, playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73

NEW YORK: Sam Shepard, the preeminent US playwright of his generation celebrated for depicting a darkness to contemporary American life and Oscar-nominated actor, has died. He was 73. The actor, director and writer passed away Thursday at home in Kentucky of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, a family spokesman confirmed to [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 1st, 2017

Hugh Grant on fatherhood and working with Meryl Streep

Los Angeles – Hugh Grant, still looking boyish at 55, met us at The Conrad hotel in New York to talk about his latest comedy-drama, “Florence Foster Jenkins.” Witty, charming and always quotable, the award-winning actor was fun, candid .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 14th, 2016

Mercedes Wolff fears no-deal Brexit s effect on Formula One

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Politics, not engines or aerodynamics, is what really worries Mercedes boss Toto Wolff as his team heads into the new Formula One season seeking a sixth consecutive title. It's the looming possibility of a chaotic rupture of the United Kingdom from the European Union that would be most problematic. "That is a nightmare scenario that I don't want to even envisage," Wolff said on Monday, the opening day of preseason testing near Barcelona. "If a no-deal Brexit would happen like has been discussed, I think we would have a major impact in terms of our operations going to the races and getting our cars developed and ready." Last month, the British Parliament voted down the deal Prime Minister Theresa May had initially reached with the other 27 members of the EU. The clock is ticking toward March 29, when the U.K. is due to leave the bloc with or without a deal. That will come with F1 teams preparing for the second grand prix of the season in Bahrain on March 31. What a divorce would mean without negotiated terms to handle the legal and commercial implication is hard to predict, but most agree there would be a risk for considerable disruption to trade and the legal status of foreigners. Besides Mercedes, which has its factory 70 miles northwest of London, the Red Bull, Renault, Williams, McLaren and Racing Point teams also have facilities in the U.K. Wolff fears that an ugly Brexit will give an advantage to those teams based on the European continent. That would mean Ferrari, Mercedes' biggest challenger in recent years, but it also includes the other Italian team, Toro Rosso; Haas, based in the United States; and Switzerland-based Alfa Romeo. "Brexit is a major concern for us, and it should be a major concern for all of us who live in the U.K. and operate out of the U.K.," Wolff said. He fears the disruption affecting not just the movement of teams, but also the shipping and delivering of car parts and Mercedes' staff, which has 26 different nationalities represented. "The way we are getting parts and services is just in time, at the last minute, into the U.K., and any major disruption in borders and taxes would massively damage the Formula 1 industry in the U.K.," Wolff said. "We have a fantastic access to talent today in the U.K. Formula One has grown. What Silicon Valley is to the U.S., Formula One is to the U.K., and at the moment, there is a risk whether the U.K. can stay as a competitive location as it is today." Red Bull team principal Chris Horner is also concerned, but believes that the industry will adjust. "You can paint a doomsday scenario of Brexit or you can actually maybe see how much it will affect our daily life," Horner said. "Whether there is no deal, any deal, we will have to deal with it.".....»»

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