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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

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

Youth-oriented flick shines light on millennials

  Ace filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes is one of my fave interviewees because he never gives "show bizzy" answers. He tells it like it is, and I totally enjoy our off-the-record chats. If only we could write a book about the explosive stuff that both of us are privy to. Direk Joey is at the helm of Regal Entertainment's "Walwal," which opens on June 27. It is topbilled by heartthrobs Elmo Magalona, Jerome Ponce, Kiko Estrada and Donny Pangilinan. Walwal is a slang term derived from the phrase "walangpakialam" and its English translation is "to get wasted," from drinking too much booze. It reminds me of one of my fave quotes by Charles Baudelaire, which goes, "One should alwa...Keep on reading: Youth-oriented flick shines light on millennials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Here’s how Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona warm up before performing

Here’s how Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona warm up before performing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

From Small to Gravity-Defying: Royal Wedding Hats that Almost Stole the Show

Let's pause from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's gushy moments for a bit and talk about another highlight of the Royal Wedding: the guests' hats. The Cut notes that it's a must for women to wear some sort of headwear---commonly a fascinator---or face ridicule when attending the royal wedding. Tiaras are allowed, but if the bride wears one (and she did), you should forgo it. It'll also cause quite a scandal if the hat is way too small, like what happened with Prime Minister David Cameron's wife back in 2011. Before this year's Royal Wedding started, we already spotted notable headwear from the guests. We listed them down below and also separated by design themes. The gravity-d...Keep on reading: From Small to Gravity-Defying: Royal Wedding Hats that Almost Stole the Show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

WINDSOR, United Kingdom – Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elba were among the celebrities in the pews at St. George's Chapel for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. Winfrey, the US talk show queen, was seen strolling through the grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Royal campers spending night on Windsor streets

Royal fanatics camped out overnight in Windsor near London ahead of Saturday's royal wedding, while people sleeping rough on the town's streets have moved away as part of a security crackdown. Windsor's homeless have been in the spotlight after the local authority leader sought a police clampdown on beggars and their detritus ahead of the wedding. The local authority has offered to store the possessions of Windsor's homeless population to stop them being repeatedly searched in the security clampdown on the town west of London. But those who have hung on are now outnumbered by a dedicated band of royal well-wishers who have staked out spots along the carriage proces...Keep on reading: Royal campers spending night on Windsor streets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

WATCH: Elmo Magalona, Donny Pangilinan are the young and the reckless in Walwal teaser

Can a group of four college boys live life to the fullest while also living on the edge? In the film 'Walwal', viewers get a glimpse of that, as Elmo Magalona and Donny Pangilinan show us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

In Focus: Maxene And Elmo Open A New Resto, Find No Prob Mixing Business And Family Together

The actors shared with us the latest on their family resto, Milky ‘n Sunny.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Jameson hurt by fans, director

JAMESON Blake admits he feels sad when he’s bashed by fans of the Janella Salvador-Elmo Magalona love team now that he’s the one paired with Janella in Regal’s “So Connected” that opens in theaters on May 23. “What hurts the most is being called a user,” he says. “Ginagamit ko….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Miss Eco Int’l 2018 Cynthia Thomalla says rival beauties now fear Filipina bets

  Global pageantry has indeed been very fruitful for the Philippines as proven by the country's notably increasing title holders. Because of this, other nationalities already fear Filipina candidates.   This was revealed by newly-crowned Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla during her homecoming press conference on Friday after she won the coveted title.   In fact, she experienced it for herself.   "I've heard some people saying, kasi I'm close to Miss USA, Canada, South Africa, and Thailand and they've told me that some of the girls told them na 'why are you always hanging out with Miss Philippines, she's stealing your spotlight,"...Keep on reading: Miss Eco Int’l 2018 Cynthia Thomalla says rival beauties now fear Filipina bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018