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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

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

WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

MANILA, Philippines – Annyeong Fantasies! Fresh from their 2018 SF9 [Be My Fantasy] in Manila show on January 6, Rappler puts SF9 in the spotlight as they take on the cute Baby Shark Dance challenge and guess What's in the Box. (READ:  SF9 to perform in Manila for 'Be My Fantasy' tour ) Sensational Feeling 9, most commonly known as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

From Capes to Bows: The Celebrity Wedding Gowns We Love

With the number of celebrity weddings that took place last year, we saw a lot of great moments and beautiful gowns. So much so that we thought we'd pick out some of favorites and highlight the details we loved the most. Read through our list and let us know which ones were your favorite too. Most modern rendition: Maxene Magalona A post shared by MARK BUMGARNER (@markbumgarner) on Jan 15, 2018 at 3:17am PST Maxene Magalona wore a Vera Wang gown to their outdoor ceremony in Boracay but she had on something different at the intimate church wedding. In front of their immediate families and principal sponsors, Maxene looked stunning in a creation by Mark Bumgarner. It ha...Keep on reading: From Capes to Bows: The Celebrity Wedding Gowns We Love.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Billy at Coleen, inuna ang bahay kesa kasal

Sylvia, first time gumanda sa screen BUWENA mano sa kasalan ngayong buwan sina Maxene Magalona at Robby Mananquil. Ginanap ang wedding nila sa Boracay. Sumunod kina Max at Robby ang mga artistang sina Desiree del Valle at Boom Labrusca. Sa Lake Tahoe sa California naman ginawa ang wedding ng dalawa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Megan Young catches bridal bouquet during Maxene, Robby wedding

Netizens were on a roll after 2013 Miss World Megan Young posted a video of her snatching the bridal bouquet during the ceremonial tossing of the bouquet at the weddingThe post Megan Young catches bridal bouquet during Maxene, Robby wedding 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

Celebrity guests share photos of Maxene Magalona s beach wedding

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Maxene Magalona tied the knot with musician Robby Mananquil in a beachfront ceremony at the Shangri-La resort in Boracay on Jan.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Maxene Magalona honors dad Francis M in beach wedding

Maxene Magalona honors dad Francis M in beach wedding.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona s Vera Wang wedding gown

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Maxene Magalona wed musician Robby Mananquil on Thursday, January 11 in a classic, elegant Vera Wang wedding gown.  The figure-hugging strapless dress featured a low back and a short train, and was paired with a long sheer veil edged in lace. The veil covered Maxene's long ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil get married in Boracay

Actress Maxene Magalona and musician Rob Mananquil got married today in Boracay. Television host Tim Yap, who was also a guest at the wedding, documented the occasion that took place at Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa. Yap posted in Instagram a photo of the groom, beaming with his parents. His mother, Millet Martinez Mananquil, is a known newspaper editor. The groom is ready @robmananquil #irobyouverymaxx A post shared by Tim Yap (@officialtimyap) on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:18am PST Yap also took a video of Magalona walking down the aisle, all set to become Mrs. Mananquil. She stunned everyone in an Odelle bridal dress from the Iconic Wedding Dress collection of...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil get married in Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil s pre-wedding dinner

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona, Robby Mananquil s pre-wedding dinner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil Take Paris For Prenup Shoot

The new year just started and we're already hearing more wedding bells. Maxene Magalonarecently shared photos from their prenup shoot in Paris. Shot by Pat Dy (aka, every celebrity's favorite wedding photographer), Maxene and fiance Robby Mananquil posed in various locations. This included the Arc de Triomphe, a spot overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and the Muse du Louvre. A post shared by Pat + IG patdytravelsandeats (@patdy11) on Jan 1, 2018 at 8:05pm PST A post shared by Pat + IG patdytravelsandeats (@patdy11) on Jan 1, 2018 at 8:02pm PST A post shared by Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona) on Jan 2, 2018 at 4:58am PST Maxene and...Keep on reading: Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil Take Paris For Prenup Shoot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Angels welcome Ohtani, plot course for 2-way Japanese star

GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels. When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor. Ohtani has inspired strong reactions ever since the world became aware of the Japanese star's formidable talent as both a pitcher and a hitter. Now that the Angels have landed such a coveted prize, they can't wait to see who else he can knock over. The Angels formally introduced Ohtani on Saturday, one day after the franchise won the baseball-wide competition for his services. A lively crowd gathered in front of Angel Stadium cheered when Ohtani donned a red No. 17 jersey and hat on stage with team owner Arte Moreno, manager Mike Scioscia and Eppler. Ohtani doesn't speak much English yet, but he stepped to the podium and addressed the fans confidently: "Hi. My name is Shohei Ohtani." Ohtani already knows how to work a crowd, too: He had the perfect answer when asked whether he was more excited to get his first pitching victory or his first homer in the big leagues. "Hopefully, if I can pull it off, maybe both in one game," he said through a translator. Ohtani's grand experiment with the Angels is off to an entertaining start. The league-wide courtship ended Friday with his decision to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in Orange County. The 23-year-old former Japanese MVP is attempting to become the majors' most significant two-way player in several decades, and he will have every opportunity to fill two prominent roles with the Angels. Ohtani is expected to join the Angels' starting rotation next season, and he will be their designated hitter on many days when he isn't pitching, Scioscia said. Ohtani won't play in the outfield "at the outset" of his career, which likely includes at least his first season in Anaheim, Eppler said. Ohtani's decision was the culmination of years of hard work for the scouts and personnel executives led by Eppler, who has been traveling to Japan since 2013 to see Ohtani. "There was a wow factor to him," Eppler said. "He was a little bit of a show-stopper. Big fastball. The ability to throw three off-speed pitches for strikes. And have the presence in the batter's box that we gravitated to. He fits a lot of our offensive philosophy." Although Eppler felt Ohtani would be an ideal fit with the Angels, he had no idea whether Ohtani would agree. Moreno led the Angels' presentation to Ohtani on Monday after he selected them as one of seven finalists, and they waited nervously for four days before getting the news. Ohtani didn't reveal all of his reasons for choosing the Angels over the Mariners, Rangers, Dodgers, Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox and every other club. "I just felt a strong connection with the Angels," Ohtani said through a translator. That's enough for the Angels, who believe they can provide every opportunity for Ohtani to cultivate the two-way skills that have inspired comparisons to a young Babe Ruth. The Angels believe Ohtani has the intensity and focus to do something unprecedented in recent baseball history. "This guy consumes all things baseball," Eppler said. "There is not a lot else going on in his world but baseball (and) training. He does like to read a lot." Eppler also described Ohtani as "very humble," and compared his mental makeup to that of Trout, whose video phone call to recruit Ohtani apparently went quite well. Trout, on the East Coast for his wedding this weekend, called Eppler late Monday night after the meeting to ask: "What's he like? What's he like?" "He's like you," Eppler replied. "He's simple, humble, and he wants to be great." Ohtani took a moment during his news conference to send good wishes to the two-time MVP for his wedding. And when asked why he had chosen No. 17 after wearing No. 11 in Japan, Ohtani quipped: "I actually wanted No. 27, but somebody else (Trout) was wearing that number." About 200 media members were on hand for Ohtani's arrival, including dozens from Japanese news outlets. Ohtani and the Angels realize his every move will be chronicled on a daily basis with likely the same fervor around Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui in their heyday, but judging by his confident performance in his first major appearance, it's nothing Ohtani can't handle. Ohtani's performance on the field is more important, and the Angels expect him to be an immediate hit there as well. Angel Stadium's team shop already was doing a brisk business selling large piles of Ohtani jerseys and T-shirts on his first full day with the club. "I think it's going to be something very, very special for our fans," Scioscia said. "Every player, to a man, is so excited about this acquisition. Our job is to see exactly how you get a multidimensional, two-way athlete like Shohei to bring his talent on the field often enough where he leads us to that championship." ___ More AP MLB: www.apnews.com/tags/MLBbaseball.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Sandara lives in the spotlight

A few hours before Sandara Park's awaited Penshoppe fan meet at the Kia Theater, the local fashion powerhouse's brand director, Jeff Bascon, enters the waiting room. "I'm so excited for this!" is his greeting. "I'm such a fan of Dara and watching her rehearse these past three days, I realized why they're called superstars in the first place," Jeff says. No one in that room had any doubts that the former "fresh vocals" of girl group 2NE1 can pull of a show on her own. She beams brightly the second the lights reveal her on stage. Sandara knows how to start a show with the fierce and upbeat medley of "Fire" and "Do You Love Me." And yes, of course, they love her. As Sanda...Keep on reading: Sandara lives in the spotlight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

8 of the sweetest moments from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first interview as a couple

After months of speculation and over a year of dating, Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement with a wedding set for spring of 2018. Their first interview as couple with BBC's Mishal Husain was composed but peppered with candid moments. The pair weren't afraid to show their affection as they sat close to one another, held hands for the entire 20 minutes, and looked longingly at one another while they spoke. Here are some of the sweetest moments that reveal why they're perfect for one another, and as they put it, are "a fantastic team": On their simple and romantic proposal Prince Harry, 33, popped the question a few weeks back while they were home in N...Keep on reading: 8 of the sweetest moments from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first interview as a couple.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander marry in private ceremony—report

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are reported to have tied the knot in a private ceremony in Ibiza, Spain. According to People, sources confirmed that the wedding took place at the sprawling La Granja Farmhouse. The Daily Mail reports that the blissful pair was seen Sunday on the Mediterranean island with wedding bands on their fingers. Pictures from the Daily Mail show the couple gathered with family and friends in a restaurant on the beach. The "Assassin's Creed" actor is seen constantly smiling, and one shot shows them kissing. Both were dressed casually, with Fassbender, 40, wearing a floral polo and shorts and Vikander, 29, in a ruffled blue dress. They met in 2014 on...Keep on reading: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander marry in private ceremony—report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Joe Jonas, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner engaged

Wedding bells will soon ring for "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner and DNCE frontman and former Jonas Brothers member Joe Jonas. The pair revealed that they are engaged via separate Instagram posts. I said yes. A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Oct 15, 2017 at 10:39am PDT The 21-year-old actress, best known for her portrayal as Sansa Stark in the HBO hit series, said "yes" to the proposal of her 28-year-old beau. The two have been dating since late 2016. Both pictures show Turner's hand, engagement ring present, holding her fianc's. Jonas' brothers and former bandmates, Nick and Kevin, sent their respective congratulations to the couple on Twitter. Ah...Keep on reading: Joe Jonas, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner engaged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Morata making the most of his time in the spotlight

em>By Steve Douglas, Associated Press /em> Alvaro Morata was only a few weeks into life at Chelsea when some of the vulnerability that has cropped up during his career appeared to strike again. 'They're already killing me,' Morata said of his perceived critics following his miss in Chelsea's penalty shootout loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield. They were worrying words from a player who was about to start the season as the undisputed No. 1 striker at a top club for the first time. Could he handle filling the boots of the larger-than-life Diego Costa, a title-winning striker who would become estranged from Chelsea? How would he adapt in a new country following his move from Real Madrid? Could he live with his club-record transfer fee, an initial 58 million pounds (now $77.5 million)? It turns out there was no need to worry. Morata has been one of the revelations in the early weeks of the Premier League, scoring six goals in six games and showing with his movement, aerial ability and turn of pace that he can be the heir — albeit a different, slicker version — to Costa and Didier Drogba before him. On Wednesday, Morata scored the equalizer to spark Chelsea's comeback in its 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid and next faces leader Manchester City in the biggest match of the Premier League season so far. 'I think he is showing,' Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said, 'that he is a really complete player.' Conte suspected as much three years ago. Then the Juventus coach, it was Conte who set up the transfer of Morata to the Italian club from Madrid in July 2014, only to resign a few days before the move was completed to take over as Italy coach. Conte has finally got to work with the Spain striker, and likes what he sees. At 24, Morata is making the most of his belated time in the spotlight. In two spells at Madrid (2010-14 and 2016-17), he was popular and proved to be an opportunistic finisher but never established himself as the first-choice striker ahead of Karim Benzema. At Juventus from 2014-16, Morata had an impressive first season — the best of his career, during which he scored twice in the 2015 Champions League semifinals to help eliminate Madrid — before a dip in his second and an eventual move back to Madrid on a buy-back option. Still, Morata only started around half of the league matches during his time at Juve and the club's goalkeeping great, Gianluigi Buffon, said the striker had 'negative thoughts in his last period' with the team. Morata has spoken in other interviews of his mental fragility and frustration at not being given a real chance at club level to prove his worth. To many, Morata is regarded as a so-called 'super-sub,' clearly a natural finisher and a danger in the final minutes to swing results but someone who mostly excels as a back-up. He scored 20 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season, despite having just 14 starts in La Liga and one in the Champions League. 'Alvaro, don't forget, in his previous experience didn't play a lot at Juventus or at Real Madrid,' Conte said after Morata's hat trick against Stoke in the Premier League last weekend. 'Now he has a great chance to show that he is a really good striker.' Costa's drawn-out transfer to Atletico Madrid was sealed this week, only serving to confirm that Morata really is the main man up front at Chelsea. It's time to see how a player with just 54 top-flight league starts can cope in a grueling, intense season in the Premier League. Sitting atop the Premier League scorers' chart with Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero, it hasn't been a bad start. Here's what else to watch out for this weekend: ___ strong>STUBBORN CITY /strong> Morata will need to break down a Man City defense that has conceded just one goal in six games this month, and three goals in nine games all season. City's attack has been getting plenty of plaudits with the team averaging four goals a game this month, but the defense is holding up even without injured captain Vincent Kompany and its full backs playing virtually as wingers. Left back Benjamin Mendy will be unavailable this weekend, however, while he awaits the results of tests on a right knee injury sustained last week. ___ strong>UNBEATEN STARTS /strong> The Manchester clubs are the only teams yet to lose in the league. While City's unbeaten start will be put under severe pressure at Stamford Bridge, United is expected to have an easy afternoon on Saturday against Crystal Palace — a team with the unwanted English top-flight record of having no point and no goals after six matches. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2017

Janella Salvador, itinangging tinik sa relasyon nila ng inang si Jenine si Elmo Magalona

Janella Salvador, itinangging tinik sa relasyon nila ng inang si Jenine si Elmo Magalona.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Janella Salvador, itinangging ayaw ng kanyang ina kay Elmo Magalona para sa kanya

Janella Salvador, itinangging ayaw ng kanyang ina kay Elmo Magalona para sa kanya.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017