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Stealing the spotlight? Elmo, Janella show sweetness at Maxene s wedding

MANILA, Philippines — After Maxene Magalona, are Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador next in line to exchange "I do's"?.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 12th, 2018

Separation anxieties? Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona admit worries about working apart

Janella Salvador has always been together with her love team partner Elmo Magalona. But with new projects coming that tend to have them apart, does it mean that the public will be seeing less of the ElNella love team on screen? The actress is starring in the new movie "So Connected" with Jameson Blake. In connection with this, she admitted to talk show host Boy Abunda in a "Tonight with Boy Abunda" episode which aired yesterday, May 21, that she and Elmo have both been hesitant to take on projects that would set them apart. "Si Elmo kasi, he's very understanding naman," Salvador said when asked if Magalona got jealous of her pairing with Blake in the movie. "Of course at fir...Keep on reading: Separation anxieties? Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona admit worries about working apart.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Nalamog!

HALOS malamog sina Janella Salvador at Elmo Magalona bago nakalabas ng Harbor Point Subic nu’ng ganapin ang mall show para sa Valentine movie nilang My Fairy Tail Love Story last Friday. Hindi kinaya ng security ang dami ng fans na sumugod sa mall show kaya paglabas ng dalawa, hayun at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

5 questions ahead of the NBA s 2017 Christmas Day games

It's already December 25 in the Philippines, but that's still a few hours away in the United States, meaning we have to wait before holiday's best tradition will take place: the NBA's annual slate of Christmas Day games. This year's batch of games sees the 76ers head to MSG to play the Knicks, the Cavaliers go to the Bay to face the Warriors in an NBA Finals rematch, the Wizards tackle the Celtics in an Eastern Conference semis redux, the Rockets battle the Thunder, also a 2017 postseason rematch, and the Timberwolves face off versus the Lakers. While you're unwrapping gifts and munching on Noche Buena leftovers, here are five questions to ponder: 1. Will the injury bug play Grinch to this set of holiday games? The Golden State Warriors officially ruled out Stephen Curry from playing. The LA Lakers just announced that Lonzo Ball is sidelined. Chris Paul is a question mark, while fingers are crossed that Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis will be able to go long when they face off. Injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Cleveland: Shaun Livingston (sore right knee), Kevon Looney (gluteal strain) & Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are probable. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out. — Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 25, 2017 Hurt superstars are definitely the coal in an NBA fan's stocking, but let's hope that despite the absence of some of the bigger names, the games will still be able to provide plenty of entertainment. Bonus question: We may not get Curry vs. LeBron this Christmas, but how great of a consolation gift is Durant vs. LeBron? 2. Who will be the Christmas unicorn? Kristaps Porzingis is of course, the OG unicorn, having the tag bestowed upon him by Kevin Durant. The nickname refers to the mythical convergence of height, ball-handling, skill, and three-point shooting, all of which, Porzingis possesses. He's not alone though, as the 76ers' Joel Embiid has all of that in spades too, it's just that, seeing him on court has been more rare, due to an assortment of injuries that have held him back. Imagine, I suppose, if My Little Ponies could draw DNPs. When Porzingis' Knicks and and Embiid's 76ers collide, all eyes will be on the two, as they will inevitably go head-to-head against each other. As of writing, the Knicks are in the eighth seed in the East, while a 1-9 stretch in their last 10 games has the 76ers on the outside looking in at 10th place, three back of the Knicks. Therefore, it's not just pride at stake here; the East is wide open and every game will matter, as both squads harbor postseason dreams. Bonus question: Will 76ers rookie point guard Ben Simmons wind up stealing the show? 3. Who will triumph in the Wall vs. Irving point guard duel? After some strong starts to the season, the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, the two squads most picked to be potential spoilers to the Cleveland Cavaliers' march to yet another Finals, are going through some rough patches. The Celtics of course, lost Gordon Hayward and started 0-2, but eventually righted the ship through tough defense, only to finish just 5-5 in their latest stretch (though they're still #1 in the conference). Meanwhile, injuries to John Wall and some of their role players have really prevented the Wizards from taking off. They're 18-15, and occupy the seventh spot in the East right now. If someone's going to take charge for either side in this Christmas duel, it'll be each side's respective point guards. Kyrie Irving has embraced being the man for the green and white, while John Wall is an established superstar in the Chocolate City. A Christmas day win for either team could be the foundation for a lengthy run of wins if they can maintain momentum. Bonus question: Who will be the better Morris twin - Boston's Marcus or Washington's Markieff? 4. Which nu-super team will do the most damage, the Rockets or the Thunder? The two most aggressive teams this offseason in revamping their roster to take on the defending champs were without a doubt, the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. H-Town added Chris Paul and a bevy of long-limbed, rangy defenders who can nail open three's, while OKC formed their version of a big three by trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. The early returns have looked better for the Rox than the Thunder. Even with Paul sidelined, the team was able to shoot to the top of the West standings, and looked even better when CP3 was healthy alongside the Beard, James Harden. On the other hand, it's been an on-going adjustment for reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to integrate the two other established stars. Their defense has been on-point, but their offense is prone to long, fatal droughts. Chris Paul has been listed as doubtful for this one (among several other Houston players), so we may not get the full experience, but this Western Conference Playoffs rematch from last season should still be interesting, even if it's just in an offense versus defense kind of way. Bonus question: Better odds of happening in this game, Harden scores 50+ for a third straight game or Westbrook adds another triple-double to his season tally? 5. Can Kyle Kuzma carry the Lakers? One can make a pretty convincing argument that Kyle Kuzma should be the Rookie of the Year. Despite not being a lottery pick, Kuz has had a major impact on the court, his scoring prowess adding quite the punch to a Lakers team that needs some (okay, a lot). Originally, this question was going to involve Lonzo Ball too, but with the Lakers announcing that his shoulder will keep him out of this game and the rest of the week, this could be a rare opportunity for Kuzma to steal the LA spotlight. Doubly so if Brandon Ingram remains sidelined too. Sure, he'll likely need to contend with the Timberwolves placing super-stopper Jimmy Butler on him, but wouldn't that be a fun duel to watch? Bonus question: How bummed are you that we won't be having LaVar Ball Christmas shenanigans with Lonzo out? The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Bring sexy back in your everyday look with these back-baring outfits

Dresses or blouses with low-cut backs aren't just for parties or for GNOs, they can also be elegant and wearable for just about any occasion---may it be an office presentation, or any other formal event. Just look at Princess Eugenie and her back-baring wedding gown which she consciously chose to highlight the scar she got from a surgery to treat her scoliosis. We loved her fashion statement so much that we made a list of outfits you can wear, inspired by that very wedding dress. If you have a similar story as Princess Eugenie's, and was inspired enough to want to show off your scar, too---or if you just want to highlight your sexy back, here are our picks for chic and elegant back-bar...Keep on reading: Bring sexy back in your everyday look with these back-baring outfits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Dakota Johnson gave out her digits so sexual assault victims can share their story

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Dakota Johnson (@officialdakotajohnson) on Mar 13, 2018 at 9:42pm PDT The annual Global Citizen Festival took place in New York City last night (The reason why Chris Martin was absent in his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow's wedding). Aside from featuring musical performances, celebrities were also in attendance, including Chris' current girlfriend, Dakota Johnson. Fighting sexual assault and showing support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, was one of the heavy discussions during the night. To show her support for sexual assault surviv...Keep on reading: Dakota Johnson gave out her digits so sexual assault victims can share their story.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

IN CHARTS: Most Filipinos still marry before 30

MANILA, Philippines – Are you a millennial and have been frequently getting invites from friends or colleagues for wedding ceremonies? Well, you are not alone. Data show Filipino millennials prefer to get married before hitting the big 30. In the latest release of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the median ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Ed Sheeran may or may not have gotten married in secret

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Jul 5, 2018 at 10:45pm PDT Ed Sheeran is full of surprises. Before the new year, he announced that he's engaged with longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. While there aren't any news yet on the wedding planning, it seems that Ed already confirmed that they tied the knot in secret. In an interview with Access, Ed was asked about the progress of their wedding planning. He simply smiled and lifted his left hand to show off a silver band on his ring finger. The reporter congratulated him and asked how he managed to do it so privately. "I never really do anything too public anyway," he said, not giving any more details after. ...Keep on reading: Ed Sheeran may or may not have gotten married in secret.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Eight ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ moments we loved

(READ: 'Crazy Rich Asians' brings joy) That wedding scene. God, that wedding scene. We haven't seen anything like it. Unlike in the book, the Vienna Boys Choir didn't make an appearance, but that didn't matter. We won't spoil it for you. But here's a clue: Sonoya Mizuno as bride Araminta had to wear a waterproof wedding dress for it. Director Jon M. Chu is right---it was magical. The food shots. Food always gets the spotlight in Kevin's books and it's no different in the movie. "Jon Chu said to me, if people don't leave my movie hungry, I will have failed. There's gonna be so much food porn and so much fashion porn," said Kevin. Here's a tip: enjoy great Asian food before headi...Keep on reading: Eight ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ moments we loved.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Dingdong Dantes writes to ‘Ang Probinsyano’ over alleged use of wedding and family photos

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera's fans called out television series "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" for its alleged use and editing of the couple's wedding photo and their family photo during the baptism of their daughter, Zia, last Thursday, Aug. 9. Dantes, in response, sent the production team of the TV show a letter to express his "dismay and deep concern" over the matter. "Last week, the DongYanatics (Dingdong-Marian fans) has brought to my attention that photos of our family were used and altered for a primetime television show," wrote the actor in a Facebook post yesterday, Aug. 13. The actor also uploaded the video showcasing the scenes where the supposed photos were used. "In...Keep on reading: Dingdong Dantes writes to ‘Ang Probinsyano’ over alleged use of wedding and family photos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

‘Jane the Virgin’ Gina Rodriguez engaged to ‘a really cool partner’

NEW YORK --- Gina Rodriguez credits "Jane the Virgin" with many things: changing her career (she won a Golden Globe for her work on The CW series in 2015), giving her a platform for activism and humanitarian work, and leading her to the love of her life.   She is now engaged to Joe LoCicero, who she met when he guest-starred in an episode of the show in 2016.   "I never was the girl that dreamt about my wedding," said Rodriguez, 34, in an interview Tuesday.   "I did always pray that I would meet a really cool partner, whether it was going to be male or female, that I was going to have somebody that was going to uplift me and support me and want me to ...Keep on reading: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Gina Rodriguez engaged to ‘a really cool partner’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Red Charity Gala finds new home in ‘most coveted address’

I love all things about weddings---the preparations, the gowns, the flowers, the set design, the speeches, everything!   So, at the recently held "Marry Me at Marriott" bridal show, I was delighted to experience the bridal styling of different trade suppliers.   Created by Marriott Hotel Manila, "Marry Me at Marriott" has evolved in the last six years into the annual assemblage of prime movers in the wedding industry, most stylish influencers, media personalities and soon-to-wed couples.   Staged at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the event has earned its well-deserved trademark as the country's top bridal show.   The venue's foyer was turned into...Keep on reading: Red Charity Gala finds new home in ‘most coveted address’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

‘Onanay’ puts spotlight on plight of little people

In accepting the lead role of GMA 7's new series, "Onanay," newbie actress Jo Berry wishes to prove that there's more to "little people" like her in show biz than playing supernatural creatures, providing comic relief, or being used as mere variety shows props. "I hope to remove that stigma. There's nothing wrong about doing comedic roles, but I know that we have the capability to portray serious roles, too," she told reporters at a recent press conference for the show, which airs on Aug. 6. "Sometimes, when I see little people being made fun of on television, I get sad." "Although they do want to make viewers laugh, I know that they do it mostly because they have to earn money...Keep on reading: ‘Onanay’ puts spotlight on plight of little people.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

King Cup: Soon to Reign in Your Kitchen

There’s no denying the fact that Coco Martin has bagged the title, “Hari ng Primetime” with his long-running show, “Probinsyano”. The show has been airing in ABS-CBN for the past three years which is not an easy feat especially with the new and bolder shows taking the spotlight. But Martin has proven that the Filipino […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Morning Tip Q& A: Mohamed Bamba

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst They have come seemingly all at once -- new, freakish size in the NBA with the ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot from deep and block everything that moves. Kristaps Porzingis begat Joel Embiid, who begat this year’s group of young big men who have grown up facing the basket rather than with their backs to it. Among the most intriguing of the 2018 Draft class is Mo Bamba, the 20-year-old from Texas via Harlem, where he grew up -- fast, as city kids tend to do, learning the game on the hardtops around New York City, while his parents, natives of Ivory Coast, wondered what the increasing fuss was around their son. He, on the other hand, has tended to handle the attention with aplomb and a smile. In a group full of long, tall people, Bamba still stands out, with an insane wingspan of 7'10" that allows for court coverage the likes of which hasn’t been seen. Bamba has been in the spotlight for a while -- the Westtown (Penn.) High School team on which he played featured teammates like Cam Reddish, a blue-chip guard who’ll play for Duke next season -- and played against the likes of the No. 1 pick in 2018, Deandre Ayton. At Texas, he starred for Coach Shaka Smart, himself among the biggest names in the sport. After one season in Austin, where he shattered the school record for blocked shots in a season, Bamba declared for the Draft, assured he’d be a high Lottery pick. But Bamba has also shown a willingness to work on what he doesn’t -- or, at least, didn’t -- do that well. He went to California for weeks with noted player development coach Drew Hanlen, who deconstructed Bamba’s jumper from the ground up. Hanlen lowered Bamba’s shot pocket, adjusted his fingers on the ball and eliminated a hitch Bamba had before shooting. Bamba displayed much improved form before the Draft, but even if he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, he was going high -- and, he did, to the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick overall. Desperate to regain relevance in the East, the Magic hired Steve Clifford after he was fired by Charlotte to try and improve their awful defense. At the least, Clifford inherited ridiculous size on his roster, with Bamba joining 6'10" second-year forward Jonathan Isaac and newly re-signed 6'9" forward Aaron Gordon. Bamba must show he can be a killer on the floor like Embiid, and will work to make that happen. The only significant question about him coming into the Draft was the consistency of his motor at Texas. In Las Vegas this week for Summer League with his new team, Bamba is getting his feet wet while keeping them firmly planted to the ground. David Aldridge: I know you’ve spent a lot of time with Drew on the shot. What feels better now? Mo Bamba: Everything. The mechanics are so much cleaner now than they were in college. I think the difference between college and now is just a matter of just repetition, being able to change my jump shot dramatically because of how much I’ve gone in and worked on it. DA: So with time, you can basically improve anything? MB: Yeah, my jump shot is night and day. DA: He also told me that one thing he wanted to keep working with you on after the Draft was, you have a little jump to your left when you shoot? MB: Yeah, that’s a bad tendency that I have. That’s something Drew didn’t want to change. He changed a lot of things, and that’s one of the best things about working with Drew -- he knows boundaries, and he knows how much is too much. That’s one of the things he didn’t want to change right off the bat. But that’s something I’ve been conscious of and something I’ve been working on since he pointed it out. DA: Given where you played high school, was there more pressure on you playing for Westtown or playing for Texas? MB: I’d say there was more pressure playing -- well, actually, it was both, equal. My sophomore year at Westtown, there was a lot of pressure, because I was at a program that had never won a state championship, and had gotten to the finals three or four years in a row. At Texas, I was coming to a team that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament the year before. So I’d say it was pretty equal. DA: I would imagine playing on a team like that in high school, with Cam and all the others, maybe prepared you not only for college, but playing in the pros. MB: Yeah, Cam can go. He’s a really good basketball player. And I know for a fact I’ll see him here next year. DA: What was Harlem like to grow up in, day by day? MB: It was, when people ask that, I pretty much tell them that you just grow up fast. You’re making decisions at a very young age that most kids don’t even come close to making. I credit a lot of my success to being from Harlem, growing up there. DA: Harlem’s changed a little the last few years. MB: Yeah, gentrification is real. It’s real. DA: What was it like seeing that demographic shift? MB: Well, I was kind of there before gentrification kind of really hit. Obviously there was a bunch of condos that went up and it was pretty cool to see. It was every time I came back home -- I’d see a new development going up. DA: Best advice your parents ever gave you? MB: I wouldn’t say it was direct advice or a quote. I’d say the best thing my parents passed on to me was to let me make my own mistakes and figure out on my age how to kind of see the world on my own. Growing up as the youngest child, one or two years after your siblings, obviously that’s great. You’re learning without truly making the mistakes on your own. But at some point in your life, you’re gonna have to learn on your own. You’re gonna have to fall to rise. DA: Conversely, then, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve made so far? MB: I’d say that the biggest mistake I’ve made so far was not committing to Texas earlier. I think waiting was awesome. I was very methodical about waiting, very strategic about what I wanted in a university. But at the same time, if I could go back, I probably would have committed my junior year, so I could hit the ground running and build the relationships, get to know people. DA: How much freedom did Shaka give you when you were there to try things on the floor that might not necessarily be good for the team, but could be good for you individually down the road? MB: Coach Smart, he’s given me so much freedom to sort of grow into who I was. That’s been a big thing in my life -- my parents and all of my coaches. Coach Smart did a great job of just letting me come to terms with myself, as a basketball player and a person. DA: I saw in one of your interviews before the Draft that you don’t think people really understand you when you say you’re a unicorn. So define that for me as you see it. MB: Well, I mean, people kind of have a concept of what it means. To me, it’s just someone who makes plays that have never been seen before -- a seven-foot big guard, those are all unicorns to me. DA: You played against Ayton and guys like Jarrett Allen (the Nets’ first-round pick in 2017) in high school, and I know how much you’ve looked at Joel Embiid on tape. Are you guys the new normal when it comes to the next generation of bigs? MB: Yeah, I think this is becoming a theme, and you’ll see it more and more with guys coming out of high school. One of the guys you’ll see coming up is James Wiseman (the 6'11" rising senior center currently playing at East High School in Memphis, and who is considered by many to be the top college prospect in the Class of 2019). He’s younger, but he does a lot of the things that I do, that Deandre does, that Jarrett does. It’s refreshing to see so many people that can do what I do. DA: If you were six-feet tall instead of seven, what would you be doing? MB: I’d have to be around the game, like a scout or a GM, something around the game. DA: How did the basketball bug bite you so hard growing up? MB: Honestly, it’s just my competitive nature. It bleeds over into other aspects of my life. But basketball is just something that I really excelled at, and whenever I hit kind of adversity, or whenever I do something that makes me vulnerable enough to get better and to ask for help, I just took this and ran with it. DA: Since you’re a kid, I have to ask you how good you are at Fortnight? MB: I play recreationally. One of my best friends is really good at it, and whenever I play him I get Ws. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and 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 NewsJul 9th, 2018

Givenchy homage on first day of Paris haute couture shows

Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy stylist who grabbed the global fashion spotlight by designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, paid homage to the storied house’s late founder in her latest haute couture collection. Givenchy homage on first day of Paris haute couture shows Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy stylist who grabbed the global fashion spotlight by… link: Givenchy homage on first day of Paris haute couture shows.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Mbappe dismisses Pele comparison

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia — Teenage star Kylian Mbappe played down comparisons with Brazil legend Pele after stealing the show in a 4-3 victory for France that sent Argentina crashing out of the World Cup. Billed as Lionel Messi’s chance to reignite stuttering Argentina’s hopes, the thrilling Last 16 clash in Kazan instead saw 19-year-old Paris […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Proudly ‘tito,’ Direk Joey has found the fountain of youth

You read it right. Filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes has stumbled on a personal fountain of youth. Direk Joey, who also teaches Digital Film at the School of Design and Arts, De La Salle College of St. Benilde, swears that being surrounded by his bright and beaming actors and students keeps him forever young. "It's better than Botox and Thermage," he exclaims. After all, it can be a mighty challenge, trying to catch up with Tinseltown's up and coming stars---particularly, his latest film "Walwal's" "young and restless" ensemble, led by Elmo Magalona, Kiko Estrada, Jerome Ponce and Donny Pangilinan. "I was a ninong (principal sponsor) at the wedding of Maricel Laxa and Anthony P...Keep on reading: Proudly ‘tito,’ Direk Joey has found the fountain of youth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Niall appreciative of PH fans effusive show of support

This time, the spotlight was all his.--JASPER LUCENA FOR MMI LIVE Niall Horan is an adept vocalist. He writes his own songs and is a proficient guitarist. Some would even argue that among the membe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Here come the brides

WITH the imposing seven-foot wedding cake by Bruneian cake designer Faridah Yussof serving as a backdrop, a series of brides walked down the center of The Peninsula Manila’s famed Lobby for a rare fashion show that served as the highlight of the Weddings at The Pen 2018 wedding fair on June 9. The post Here come the brides appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

LOOK: Toni Gonzaga marks 3rd wedding anniversary to Paul Soriano with throwback picture

It seems uncanny if not admirable that someone like Toni Gonzaga--who has lived under the spotlight long enough--would choose to mark her wedding anniversary absent of all the pomp and noise that c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018