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Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey lend voices for film about first Christmas

MANILA, Philippines — Pop divas Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey make their marks this Holiday season in Sony Pictures Animation's "The Star," a family film a.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarDec 7th, 2017

‘Amazing gift’ for Mariah Carey

Twenty-three years after it was released, Mariah Carey's ubiquitous holiday classic, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," has finally cracked the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10, placing ninth last week. The pop star, who cowrote and coproduced the song, described the recent feat as an "amazing Christmas gift." "As a songwriter. I feel so honored to have this song reach the Top 10 for the first time. I honestly never thought we would be talking about this happening," she told Billboard. "But I'm so thankful to everyone who embraces this song as part of their holiday tradition." "All I Want" is Mariah's 28th Top 10 entry, joining Stevie Wonder in the fifth place of Billboard's list of...Keep on reading: ‘Amazing gift’ for Mariah Carey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

WATCH: Mariah Carey’s ‘The Star’ video released

A new video for "The Star" finds Mariah Carey singing in front of a starry sky while key scenes from the new animated film play out. The movie "The Star" was released on Friday in the United States and takes its story inspiration from the Nativity of Jesus, with a voice cast that features Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Kristin Chenoweth, Oprah Winfrey and many more stars. Mariah Carey lends her voice to the role of Rebecca the hen and performs the movie's title track, a ballad with a swelling arrangement and a message about keeping one's faith. The soundtrack for "The Star" was released in October and also features contributions by Fifth Harmony and a number of country, pop a...Keep on reading: WATCH: Mariah Carey’s ‘The Star’ video released.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

WATCH: Mariah Carey drops 3 never-before-seen Christmas videos

WATCH: Mariah Carey drops 3 never-before-seen Christmas videos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

WATCH: Mariah Carey, Adele, and more in special Christmas 'Carpool Karaoke'

WATCH: Mariah Carey, Adele, and more in special Christmas 'Carpool Karaoke'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Sarah G, Lea, Bamboo, and Sharon lend voices for ABS-CBN Christmas station ID theme song

Sarah G, Lea, Bamboo, and Sharon lend voices for ABS-CBN Christmas station ID theme song.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

Musical time machine is coming to Manila

INTERESTED in hearing Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” sung as Ella Fitzgerald would? Or Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” performed as if it came out in the 1960s? Or Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” done 1950s prom style? You can thanks to Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ), a vintage minstrel band which currently has over one billion views on YouTube and almost 3.5 million subscribers. The post Musical time machine is coming to Manila appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) --- Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the point across. Not that she needed to do a repeat performance. The concept was made instantly famous through her Oscar speech earlier this year and it proved to be a recurring theme of the evening, which saw Brie Larson making a plea for more diversity in film criticism and ABC president Channing Dungey advocating for diverse voices not just on screen but behind it too. Larson, who w...Keep on reading: Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

The secret of Kelly Clarkson s slimmer bod

Wearing a slitted black gown, Kelly Clarkson showed off her slimmer physique on the red carpet of the recent CMT Music Awards. And it's not because of exercise. In an interview with Extra, the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Travolta family’s mob film to finally hit the screen

A long-awaited biopic of the notorious New York mafia boss John Gotti starring John Travolta is slated to premiere at Cannes, the film festival said Tuesday. The movie --- which is being shown at a "private presentation" on May 15 --- traces the epic rise and fall of the Gambino crime clan, one of America's most powerful mafia gangs in the 1980s. The film is very much a family affair, featuring Travolta's wife Kelly Preston as Gotti's wife Victoria, and his daughter Ella Bleu as Gotti's daughter Angel Gotti. "We're hoping to use Cannes as our launching pad," the film's marketing and distribution chief Dennis Rice told the Hollywood Reporter. The project first to...Keep on reading: Travolta family’s mob film to finally hit the screen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Jennifer Laude film debuts in Tribeca

No, it's not about that Ganda, the star of "Gandarrapiddo." The Ganda in the title of PJ Raval's documentary "Call Her Ganda" refers to the nickname of slain transgender woman, Jennifer Laude. "Beauty" was the term of endearment coined by Laude's mom Julita, one of three unshakeable voices that resonate loudly in Raval's docu, along with activist lawyer Virgie Suarez and transgender journalist Meredith Talusan. Raval recalled that the responsibility of chronicling the life and death of Laude had fallen on his lap by chance. In 2014, the US-based filmmaker visited his parents' homeland, to screen his docus "Trinidad" and "Before You Know It" at the QC Pink LGBTQ+ Film Fest...Keep on reading: Jennifer Laude film debuts in Tribeca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Bucks Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

By Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that many in each of the last two playoff contests for the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s an old coaching adage that tells players to stay ready, because they never know when their chance to make an impact has arrived. Maker is proving that axiom to be correct. “Just trying to be there for my teammates, playing aggressive,” said Maker, the Bucks’ backup center. “It’s the playoffs. These are the moments everybody plays for. You’ve got to find a way to win, you’ve got to find a way to impact the game. I try to do that every single time.” Maker is almost an out-of-nowhere story for the Bucks, who’ve pulled even with the Boston Celtics four games into their Eastern Conference first-round series in large part because of a defensive resurgence by the bench. His offense has helped, too: Maker scored 14 points in a Game 3 victory, his highest total since a 16-point effort on New Year’s Day (Jan. 2, PHL time). There have been some big games from reserve players in these playoffs already: Miami has gotten games of 28 and 25 points from Dwyane Wade and a 26-point effort from Kelly Olynyk, Philadelphia has seen Marco Belinelli reach 21 points twice so far, and Boston saw Greg Monroe get a double-double against the Bucks in only 23 minutes. Backups can find themselves in the spotlight quickly if they get hot. “When we step on the floor, we need to be assertive with what we do,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “We can’t be a step behind.” Even the greatest players need help. LeBron James said everyone on the Cavaliers’ roster — himself included — needed to play better after falling behind Indiana 2-1 in their series. So in Game 4, James was great with 32 points, and Jordan Clarkson had 12 of the bench’s 32 points to help Cleveland tie the series . “I’m supposed to come and give a spark off the bench,” said Clarkson, who scored just two points in Game 3. “That’s what I’m supposed to do, change the game in that way.” Toronto had one of the top bench units in the NBA during the regular season, ranking fifth in the league with a combined 41.8 scoring average. But in the East’s No. 1 seed’s first-round series, the Raptors’ reserve scoring down to 34.5 points. They’re tied at 2 in the series with the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards, whose bench scoring is up in the series by about the same margin to 34.3 points. The Wizards were just 16th in bench scoring this season. A big reason for Toronto’s problems has been the absence of backup point guard Fred VanVleet, who has an injured right shoulder and played just three minutes so far, sitting out three of the four games entirely. Raptors coach Dwane Casey blamed his team’s high turnover totals — 37 over Games 3 and 4, both losses — in large part on his reserves, who he also thought were not as productive with the ball as they could have been. “The second unit turned down some shots that they normally take,” Casey said. “I thought that group started the turnovers. The levee broke on those guys. I’ve got to do a better job of putting them in the right situation where they don’t turn it over.” The Wizards tinkered with their rotations to try to keep the Raptors’ reserves in check. “Our bench has done a good job and we’ve kind of tried to change things up and throw maybe a starter or two with our bench,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said. As for the Celtics, they’re back in Boston to get ready to host the Bucks on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) for Game 5. Their frontcourt reserves of Monroe and Marcus Morris were dominant in the series’ second game last week, when it looked as if Boston might pull off a sweep. Milwaukee’s reserves have pushed back with active, physical play — matching Boston’s intensity. “As soon as [we] see that,” Maker said, “we start to get aggressive as well on the defensive end.” ___ AP Sports Writers Howard Fendrich and Michael Marot contributed to this story......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder

LOS ANGELES — Pop singer Mariah Carey revealed on Wednesday that she suffers from bipolar disorder, telling People magazine that she was diagnosed in 2001 but had only recently been taking medication. Ms. Carey told People in an interview that she got the diagnosis when she was hospitalized following an emotional and physical breakdown around […] The post Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Mariah Carey admits to suffering from Bipolar disorder

Superstar singer Mariah Carey revealed that she is suffering from Bipolar Disorder. In her Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop diva shared the latest People magazine issue, wherein she opensThe post Mariah Carey admits to suffering from Bipolar disorder appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Mariah Carey on Her Battle with Bipolar Disorder

For years and years, we have listened to Mariah Carey's music and even got super excited for her one-night concert in Manila this coming October. But no one knew, until now, that she was actually suffering in silence. Mariah was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder back in 2011 when she was hospitalized for her physical and mental breakdown. "I didn't want to believe it," she said to People magazine. And believe it or not, she only sought treatment now after what she described as the hardest couple of years. "Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," Mariah said. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that ...Keep on reading: Mariah Carey on Her Battle with Bipolar Disorder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Are the Sixers too young for playoff success?

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The learning curve of the Philadelphia 76ers has taken on a new, more direct and simpler geometric shape. It’s now a straight line, pulled and yanked that way by an impatient team determined to take the expressway from now on. And so this is where The Process has led them, to the NBA playoffs, a place exclusively reserved for Big Boy Basketball, where we get to see if the Sixers will skip another floor in their rapid developmental rise or if youth is about to get served a lesson. Hey, if nothing else, it beats wiping away the stench of losing, which is what coach Brett Brown was doing this time the last few years before this club finally grew up and as we now see, blew up. "This year we exceeded 50 wins and when you do that, you get into NBA elite territory which is something different for us,” he said. “But what’s interesting is we want more. We have more room to grow and we want to do that now.” Yes, the Sixers, finally sprung free of the dark ages, have crashed the annual spring show and are doing so rather emphatically in addition to surprisingly. Surely you saw this coming this quickly, no? On Christmas Eve they were 14-18. Their sensational big man, Joel Embiid, was getting the kid glove treatment, rarely playing extended minutes or consecutive games because of his brittle injury history. Their top draft pick, Markelle Fultz, was out with a bad shoulder and a broken jumper. Obviously, they’d just emerged from their four years of Tankapalooza with the trepidation of a chick stumbling from the nest. And quite simply, four months ago they just weren’t good enough to be lumped with the lead pack. Yet. But since then, what the hell just happened? “This group has come together from a toughness standpoint, a spirit standpoint,” Brown said. To say the least. The Sixers are 50-game winners, with a strong Kia Rookie of the Year candidate in Ben Simmons and a top-10 talent in Embiid, whose orbital injury that cost him the final eight regular season games should be healed for the playoffs at some point. Everything has fallen into place to make Philly a basketball destination once again, and these Sixers find themselves in a unique situation heading into the weekend. That’s because the playoff landscape in the East is favorable for someone like Philly to pull a surprise or two. Can they last a round? Of course; they’ll be a favorite initially. How about reaching the Eastern Conference finals? That’s trickier, and it’ll come down to matchups, but stranger things have happened. And, the NBA Finals? Well. Consider that there’s no true beast taking up space in the East and sending shivers everywhere. All of the contenders are showing a scratch or two: Toronto brings a blah playoff history; some of LeBron James’ supporting cast in Cleveland is untested; the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving, not to mention Gordon Hayward. The Sixers are the wild card in the playoff picture. Their wart is their inexperience in these matters. And so: Are they too young to be taken seriously? “I understand why people might think that, but I think we’ll be fine,” said JJ Redick, the resident senior citizen at age 33. “I don’t expect any of us to play differently than we have lately. These young guys are all gamers.” The Sixers are uniquely built; their twin core of Simmons and Embiid has played a combined three NBA seasons. Redick is the only starter with playoff experience and is also the only player in the rotation who ever played a major role in the playoffs. The Sixers are cubs compared to most of the East, even those teams below them. Essentially, the veterans on the Sixers orbit around the youngsters, instead of vice versa. Brown regularly takes the temperature of his players and has yet to pause at the results he’s seeing. For the most part, this has worked out better than he and they expected. “At this stage you figure how you deliver a team to the playoffs, how do you arrive at the playoffs,” Brown said. “Well, you can check three boxes: Their health, their spirit and their form. And finally: Are they playing good basketball? They’re all very interconnected, they’re all closely intertwined. Those things rule my day when I watch film and see how hard and long we’re going to go in practice. These guys have embraced and improved in those areas. Our defense has been excellent and we’re regularly getting 30 assists as a team, another example of a team enjoying each other’s company.” This makes for an interesting postseason baptism. There’s hope in Philly that Simmons and Embiid and Robert Covington and Dario Saric won’t know the difference between March basketball and May basketball. “We’ll just come and play the same way we’ve been doing,” Simmons said. The other advantage for Philly is Simmons appears well beyond his years. His expression is stoic, no matter the game circumstances, and his poise has yet to shatter memorably and cost the Sixers when it counts. He’s giving 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists a night and had at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in 58 games, second only to Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. He is the first rookie in NBA history to average eight assists on a 50-win team. It remains to be seen how a 56-percent free throw shooter will respond if he’s put in that situation with the game on the line. Otherwise, his court direction and ability to reach the rim should not suffer from springtime stage fright. “Ben sits behind a glass wall and watches everyone else on the other side,” Redick said. “There’s nothing that affects him. He plays with the same demeanor and purpose no matter what’s going on around him. He brings a calm presence, and the maturity he plays with is beyond his years. Impressive.” Brown said: “He’s the stone cold Rookie of the Year and to me it’s not even close.” Philly’s best player is Embiid, though, and he’ll play with a mask once he does return, perhaps sometime in the first round. If he doesn’t suffer any lasting effects from the facial injury (vision, lack of balance), he’ll be the premier big man on the floor in the East. This allows the Sixers to exploit their low-post advantage over the Celtics, Raptors and Cavs should Philly meet any of those contenders along the way. The Sixers are also working with a pair of bonuses in Fultz and Ersan Ilyasova, two players they didn’t anticipate being in the playoff mix just a few months ago. Fultz is finally free of his shoulder woes and his shooting is starting to come around, to the point where Brown says he’ll find a role for Fultz in the rotation. Basically, the Sixers feel safe enough to put him on the floor, something that would’ve been a reach before he was activated, when he showed a nasty mechanical hitch in a jumper that somehow went south on him. “We don’t feel we’re going to be caught off guard with him,” Brown said. Ilyasova was gift-wrapped to Philly by the Hawks at midseason and has since been a solid source of scoring (17 points in a two-point win over Cleveland last week) and deepened the Sixers’ bench, allowing Brown to use a variety of different lineups and strategies. In all, the manner in which the season has come together is paying off at the right time for Philly. “We didn’t have this level of maturity in November and December,” Redick said. “If you look at some of our losses early in the season I felt they were immature losses. We’re more focused, more together, developed a mental toughness. Sometimes in life and in this league you have to go through things and experience things to grasp how to do them. There’s no better learning tool than the actual experience. So blowing a lead or coming back from a large halftime deficit, you have to do those things to understand that you can do it. Having those lessons early in the season has prepared us to have a great run since Christmas; we have the second best record in the league since then. This is better than what I expected or even hoped for. It’s been a long sustained growth period.” What does it all mean? Well, even though they’re entering the playoffs with the force of a hurricane, this isn’t the NCAA tournament. This is best-of-seven basketball, which means a team must prove itself worthy of moving on, instead of hoping to get lucky or hot. In the case of Philly and others in the East, that means beating LeBron four times in a series, and that hasn’t happened since 2010. You could also make the case the Sixers are playing with house money at this point, no matter what happens; after enduring The Process and painful progress, this is a blessing, a reward. The Sixers aren’t seeing it that way, though, not after growing up in a hurry. They want to seize the opportunity now, and any playoff success will largely depend on how they handle this as first-timers. Your guess is as good as Brown’s. “You really don’t know what to expect,” Brown said. “There’s no body of work. I will give our guys the benefit of the doubt. The poise they have shown in the regular season, the poise they’ve shown in big games and key moments, gives me tremendous confidence that we will handle this stage with a greater level of poise than what I might have guessed in October, or what I might have guessed not so long ago if you asked me questions about how will rookies and young guys handle this very different part of the season.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

‘He’s Funny That Way’: Bob Dylan, Kesha lend voices to LGBT songs

LOS ANGELES — Bob Dylan, Kesha and Valerie June are among the musicians and singers reimagining classic love songs as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender anthems in a new album released on Thursday. The six-song Universal Love album is meant to give the community songs that reflect their own gender identity by flipping pronouns or […] The post ‘He’s Funny That Way’: Bob Dylan, Kesha lend voices to LGBT songs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Mariah Carey returns to Manila in October

AMERICAN chanteuse Mariah Carey is coming back to Manila for a one-night engagement on Oct. 26 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The concert one stop on the Number 1’s Tour, which will see Ms. Carey performing her iconic hits in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Originally scheduled for February, the tour was […] The post Mariah Carey returns to Manila in October appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

7 of Mariah Carey s most extra moments

When it comes to being extra, no one does it quite as well as the inimitable Mariah Carey. With her 5-octave vocal range, glitter-drenched stage presence, and tendency to stir up all kinds of drama, it’s no wonder that Mariah is a legend not only in the music scene, but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Mariah Carey to return to Manila for one-night concert

American pop star icon Mariah Carey is coming back to Manila for a one-night concert at Smart-Araneta Coliseum on October 26. The announcement was made by concert promoter Wilbros Live on Friday. Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by the Guinness World Records due to her five-octave vocal range and signature use of the whistle [...] The post Mariah Carey to return to Manila for one-night concert appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

This is not a drill: Mariah Carey is coming back to Manila!

MANILA, Philippines – Pop diva, “songbird supreme,” and queen of being extra Mariah Carey is coming back to Manila for a one night concert at the Araneta Coliseum on October 26. The iconic singer is the 5-octave voice behind songs such as “Hero,” “Always Be My Baby,” “We Belong Together,” “Honey,” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018