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LOOK: Actress Yassi Pressman meets sister after 22 year...

LOOK: Actress Yassi Pressman meets sister after 22 year........»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 19th, 2017

Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in Australia

By John Pye, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation. "I play down my chances just because I don't think a 36-year-old should be a favorite of a tournament," Federer said Sunday on the eve of the year's first Grand Slam tournament, "It should not be the case. "That's why I see things more relaxed, you know, at a later stage of my career." The 19-time major winner can afford to relax slightly longer, given the half of the draw that he shares with Djokovic doesn't start until day two. Top-ranked Nadal will get under way Monday night against Victor Estrella Burgos on Rod Laver Arena, where he lost the final in five sets to Federer last year. All four singles finalists were 30 or older here last year in what became a tournament for the ages, and three of them are back. Serena Williams beat her older sister Venus Williams in the final to capture an Open era-record 23rd major here last year but decided against defending her title because she didn't have enough time to recover from health issues after a complicated childbirth in September. Venus Williams is seeded fifth and is second match scheduled on center court to get her 77th major under way with a challenging opener against Belinda Bencic. She's 4-0 in career head-to-heads against 20-year-old Bencic — who reached a career-high No. 7 ranking in 2016 and who helped Federer win the Hopman Cup title for Switzerland earlier this month — but is coming off an abbreviated preparation that included a loss in the second round to eventual champion Angelique Kerber at the Sydney International last week. At 37, Venus Williams among the top contenders at Melbourne Park. Others in action on Monday include seventh-seeded Jelena Ostapenko, who meets Francesca Schiavone in a match featuring current vs. former French Open champions, No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, who opens against Mihaela Buzarnescu, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens against Zhang Shuai. Simona Halep is the No. 1 seed in the women's draw, and one of six women who can hold the No. 1 ranking at the end of the Australian Open. Halep, who has had back-to-back first-round exits on her last two trips to Melbourne Park, opens on day two against Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava. Only two men can hold the top ranking in the first week of February — Nadal or Federer — regardless of what No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov or No. 4 Alexander Zverev or anybody else does in Melbourne. Federer returns in contrasting circumstances to his appearance in 2017, when he was coming off a six-month break for an injured left knee and had low expectations about ending a Grand Slam title drought that dated to Wimbledon in 2012. "This year I hope to win the first few rounds and get rolling hopefully, whereas last year I was just hoping to win," a match, Federer told his pre-tournament news conference Sunday. "It was more of a 'let's see what happens' kind of tournament, maybe similar to what Novak or Stan (Wawrinka) or others are going through this year." Six-time Australian Open winner Djokovic has been sidelined for six months with an injured right elbow, returning with a remodeled service motion, and 2014 champion Wawrinka has also been out of the game since Wimbledon after surgery on his knee. Nadal, who won the French and U.S. Open titles last year, has also had a limited preparation restricted to couple of exhibition matches last week as he recovers from a sore knee. None of that makes them any less of a threat to Federer. "Rafa, with the year that he's had, and Novak with the six titles he's had here, even if it's unknown how he's feeling, they could very well be the favorites, too," Federer said. "If you're in the draw, you give yourself a chance. That's what happened for me last year — all ended up way better than I thought it would, as you know.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

LOOK: Rachelle Ann Go meets Keira Knightley

MANILA, Philippines  – After meeting Emma Stone weeks back, singer and actress Rachelle Ann Go got the chance to meet British actress Keira Knightley after her a performance of Hamilton in London. "What a way to end the year [Hamilton West End] with Keira Knightley in the crowd! I have to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Yassi Pressman admits breaking down because of bashers

MANILA, Philippines — If she is not in the front of the camera today and enjoying the spotlight of showbiz, actress Yassi Pressman said she will probably at.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2017

Meet the first Filipina endorser of 106-year-old skincare brand

Congratulations are in order anew for Yassi Pressman whom The Manila Times reported to have celebrated her 10th year in show business just last week. Shortly after her feature article was published, Pressman’s talent management, Viva Artists Agency, announced that the 22-year-old had been chosen by iconic skincare brand Nivea as its very first Filipina [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 30th, 2017

Proud daddy s girl: Yassi Pressman on being raised by single dad

MANILA, Philippines — It is no secret how actress Yassi Pressman loves her father Ronnie, just like every “daddy’s girl” out there......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2017

Meet Issa Pressman, Yassi's "napaka-talented" sister

Meet Issa Pressman, Yassi's "napaka-talented" sister.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 14th, 2017

‘Ang Probinsyana’: Yassi Pressman on glamour and beauty

MANILA, Philippines — “Ang Probinsyano” lead actress Yassi Pressman does not keep her glamour and beauty to herself......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2017

Yassi Pressman on rumor linking her sister to Gab Valenciano: 'Ay, naku, naloka lang po ako!'

Yassi Pressman on rumor linking her sister to Gab Valenciano: 'Ay, naku, naloka lang po ako!'.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

KC Concepcion s half sister joins Miss Universe-Sweden

MANILA, Philippines - Cloie Skarne, the 21-year-old half sister of actress KC Concepcion is one of the candidates of Miss Universe-Sweden 2016......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

Yassi Pressman does not want to be branded as sexy actress

Yassi Pressman does not want to be branded as sexy actress.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

Agot Isidro on sexuality, why she’s single: ‘Wala akong dyowa kasi dense ako!’

hushed calls, flirty exchange of text messages, the mandatory flowers and candlelit fine wine-and-dines. But for actress Agot Isidro, who turns 52 this year, these trivialities seem to hold no water f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Agot Isidro on sexuality, why she’s single: ‘Wala akong dyowa kasi dense ako!’

hushed calls, flirty exchange of text messages, the mandatory flowers and candlelit fine wine-and-dines. But for actress Agot Isidro, who turns 52 this year, these trivialities seem to hold no water f Source link link: Agot Isidro on sexuality, why she’s single: ‘Wala akong dyowa kasi dense ako!’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Coleen Garcia on why Billy Crawford changed management: ‘He misses the performer in him’

The soon-to-be Mrs. Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia, shared her thoughts on why her fianc decided to change management, leaving his previous talent arm after staying with them for a decade. Crawford signed with Viva Artists' Agency and Viva Entertainment on Tuesday, striking a five-year deal to manage him. He was previously associated with ALV Talents' Circuit under the eye of talent scout Arnold Vegafria. Speaking her thoughts on his move, Garcia said that Crawford "misses the performer in him." "Kasi ngayon, he's very focused when it comes to hosting (Because now, he's very focused when it comes to hosting)," the actress told Philippine Entertainment Portal. Before Crawfo...Keep on reading: Coleen Garcia on why Billy Crawford changed management: ‘He misses the performer in him’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Fil-Am Brian Viloria to fight for vacant WBA world title

Filipino-American boxer Brian 'The Hawaiian Punch' Viloria gets another crack at a world championship when he meets unbeaten Artem Dalakian of Ukraine for the Vacant WBA flyweight world championship.  The Viloria-Dalakian showdown will be one of three world title bouts on the upcoming HBO Boxing After Dark SUPERFLY 2 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on February 24th.  The 37-year old Viloria (38-5, 23 KO) is riding a two-fight winning streak, with his last loss coming in a WBC world title challenge against former pound-for-pound king Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales.  The native of Waipahu, Hawaii is no stranger to world title gold, having previously held the WBC and IBF light flyweight world championships.  Standing opposite Viloria on fight night will be a hungry contender in the 30-year old Dalakian, who comes in with an unbeaten 15-0 professional record.  Dalakian is coming off a sixth-round KO win over Luis Manuel Macias and will be fighting for a world title for the first time in his career.  Fighting on the same card will be reigning IBF flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, who has trained with Viloria before. Nietes will be defending his title for the first time against former champion Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina.  Also on the card will be a WBC super flyweight world title defense for champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand, who meets challenger Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Arellano U stakes unbeaten record vs. dangerous JRU

Games Tuesday: (FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 9:30 a.m. -- AU vs. JRU (m) 11:00 a.m. –- AU vs. JRU (w) 12:30 p.m. –- SBC vs. CSB (w) 2:00 p.m. –- SBC vs. CSB (m) 3:30 p.m. –- SBC vs. CSB (jrs)   Defending champion Arellano University stakes its unbeaten record and hold of the solo lead against the surging Jose Rizal University Tuesday in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 11:00 a.m. before the clash of other unbeaten teams San Beda College and College of St. Benilde at 12:30 p.m. The Lady Chiefs are on a roll after three games in a share of the top spot with the Lady Red Spikers and Lady Blazers. Arellano U is coming off a quick work of Letran, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12, last Friday for their third win in a row and 15th straight since last year. Rookie Necole Ebuen has been solid in her debut season, averaging 10.6 points per game and adding depth to an already stacked lineup of head coach Obet Javier. Veterans Regine Arocha, Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and skipper Mary Ann Esguerra are also expected to provide firepower for the Lady Chiefs with setter Sarah Verutiao orchestrating the flow of offense. But Arellano U is facing a team looking to ride the momentum of its two-game winnings streak. The Lady Bombers defeated Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16, last Friday behind league-leading scorer Shola Alvarez’s 24 points. Alvarez is averaging 23 points per game for JRU, which sport a 2-1 slate tied with University of Perpetual Help. But aside from Alvarez, the Lady Bombers also have reliable scorers in Dolly Versoza and Karen Montojo. Meanwhile, San Beda College is fresh from a 28-26, 25-18, 29-27, win over Perpetual while CSB survived a five-set showdown against Lyceum of the Philippines University last Thursday. In men’s division, Arellano U (2-0) challenges JRU (0-3) at 9:00 a.m. while repeat-seeking CSB (2-0) meets SBC (1-1) at 2:00 p.m.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Venus Williams, US champion Stephens out in 1st round

MELBOURNE, Australia --- In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018. Venus lost last year's final at Melbourne Park to younger sibling Serena, who clinched an Open era-record 23rd major but hasn't played a Grand Slam tournament since because of her pregnancy and the birth of her first child. The 6-3, 7-5 loss for Venus Williams was her first in five career meetings with Bencic, who lost to Serena Williams in the first round here last year. It was a bleak opening day for American women, with U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, No. 10-se...Keep on reading: Venus Williams, US champion Stephens out in 1st round.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Even without Serena, Aussie Open women s field still tough

By Justin Bergman, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there's certainly an opportunity for another player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion. Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did it last year. Just don't describe the first Grand Slam of the year as "more open" than usual. "Whenever I get asked that question, it always comes across in really kind of an almost negative way instead of acknowledging how many great players we have," Johanna Konta, who reached the semifinals of Wimbledon last year, said in her pre-tournament news conference Saturday. "The depth in women's tennis, I really do believe in the last few years, has gotten so strong," she added. "There's no straight sailing to the quarters or semis. It doesn't exist." Stephens agrees the Australian Open field is still extremely tough, even without Williams, the 23-time major winner. Williams withdrew from the tournament to recover from health issues after a complicated childbirth in September. "There's a lot of great players," Stephens said. "It's up for grabs." A new face will be holding the trophy at Melbourne Park in two weeks. The No. 1-ranking changed seven times in 2017, with five different women assuming top spot — three for the first time. Top-ranked Simona Halep is looking to finally break through and win her first major after twice finishing runner-up. She won the season-opening Shenzhen Open in China, but has mixed results at Melbourne Park, losing in the first round the last two years. "I don't feel pressure. I feel OK. I feel fit. I feel ready to start," Halep said. "I have one more goal: to win a Grand Slam." Stephens made a stellar run to the U.S. Open title after missing several months with an injured left foot. She's struggled to adjust to the sudden stardom that's come with being a Grand Slam champion — losing seven straight matches since September — but believes she can find her game again in Melbourne. "I think it's always a tough transition when you go from not playing tennis for 11 months to winning a Grand Slam," she said. "I like to just stay in my own little bubble and do my own thing. ... It's kind of been what I'm trying to do." There are plenty of other contenders. Ostapenko, now 20, rocketed up the rankings after her stunning win at the French Open. Venus Williams is a threat at 37 years old after finishing runner-up to her sister last year. Angelique Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open winner, won the Sydney International title on Saturday. Garbine Muguruza is the reigning Wimbledon champion, though her health has been in question at the start of the new year. Caroline Wozniacki had a career-reviving 2017 season and could return to the No. 1 ranking for the first time in six years with a strong showing in Melbourne. Maria Sharpova, the 2008 winner, returns after missing last year's Australian Open because of a drug suspension. And then there's Elina Svitolina, who earned her 10th tour title last week at the Brisbane International. She has a shot at No. 1 during the Australian Open. "I had a great week in Brisbane. Of course, I'm confident," she said. But she added that isn't enough in the constantly shifting, ultra-competitive women's game. "Everyone wants to win a Grand Slam," Svitolina said. "So, I try to find my way, what can help me to be there, to be ready for the fight.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Maxene Magalona weds musician boyfriend in church, beach weddings

Actress Maxene Magalona got to marry musician Robby Mananquil twice in the same week. Magalona and Mananquil got engaged during their vacation inTokyo, Japan during Valentine’s Day last year afterThe post Maxene Magalona weds musician boyfriend in church, beach weddings appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil s church wedding

MANILA, Philippines – Three days before their beach wedding in Boracay, actress Maxene Magalona and musician Robby Mananquil married in a private church ceremony in Manila. This was disclosed by Robby's sister, Happy Skin cosmetics co-owner and model Rissa Mananquil-Trillo on Instagram on Friday, January 12. "1.8.18. The newlyweds requested ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Kailangan natin lumaban kasi pride natin to -- Racraquin

Games Friday: (FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 8:00 a.m. –- AU vs Letran (jrs) 9:30 a.m. -- AU vs. Letran (m) 11:00 a.m. –- AU vs. Letran (w) 12:30 p.m. -- EAC vs. JRU (w) 2:00 p.m. -- EAC vs. JRU (m)   San Beda College team captain Cesca Racraquin gathered her teammates moments before the Lady Spikers took center court to face University of Perpetual Help Thursday afternoon at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Narrowly escaping Jose Rizal University in a five-set opening day duel, the team captain gave her team a short pep talk. She reminded them of San Beda pride. They will leave the arena with nothing but victory “Sabi ko sa kanila before mag-start, sabi ko talaga, 'Guys kailangan nating maging aggressive sa lahat ng gagawin natin sa game today, sa offense, sa defense, sa lahat, kasi kailangan nating lumaban kasi pride natin ito,'” said the Queen Lady Red Spiker. And SBC responded with a resounding 28-26, 25-18, 29-27, win for their second straight win in as many games and a share of the lead with repeat-seeking Arellano University and College of St. Benilde in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition.   The Lady Red Spikers showed composure down the stretch in the third set to stave off the comeback attempt of Perpetual. Racraquin had an all-around performance for the Mendiola-based squad with 10 attacks, including the match-clinching back-to-back hits, two aces a kill block for 13 points. She spiced it up with 11 excellent receptions and eight digs. But it was her leadership in crunch time that fueled the Lady Red Spikers to victory.    "Kasi napansin ko noong first game namin sa JRU, medyo malamya 'yung mga teammates ko. Hindi lang sila, pati ako,” said Racraquin of SBC’s 23-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-19, 15-9, win over JRU last Friday. “And alam naman natin na Perpetual, malaking dagok din sa amin 'yun. Malaking bump din sa road na dapat nating pagdaanan,” added the Season 92 rookie of the year, who also finished with 13 points in her season debut. “We went through that, nalagpasan namin 'yun, I'm so happy.” Nieza Viray posted 20 points, Sattriani Espiritu got 11 while Nieza’s twin sister Jiezela had nine for SBC.   “Iba 'yung level ng play na ginawa namin as a team today,” said Racraquin. “As a team, hindi lang kami umasa sa isang tao. Hindi kami individual today, we played as a whole.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018