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Jamie Dornan hints at a musical project

LOS ANGELES---Jamie Dornan was pretending to be embarrassed. With a smile, he was turning his back halfway on me. I had just told him that I recently heard again his short version of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" from the "Fifty Shades Freed" soundtrack. I said he has a good voice.   I also told the actor that I Googled him as a singer and got to watch him croon "Fairytale" in a video back when he had a folk band named Sons of Jim with his friend David Alexander and his acting career hasn't taken off yet.   "Don't make me sing that song now," he said with a laugh. Wearing a gray wool sweater with sleeves rolled up and dark pants, the Irish actor sat amid t...Keep on reading: Jamie Dornan hints at a musical project.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 14th, 2018Related News

BDSM in the time of ML

BENEDICT MIQUE, Jr. the writer and director of the acclaimed Cinemalaya Festival entry ML (which stands for Martial Law) uses the popular framework of the standard teen slasher horror thriller to get his message across. It is an inspired choice. In that revered form, a bunch of attractive young people are inadvertently trapped somewhere, then one by one they meet a gruesome end. The good or virtuous teen is spared. As in fairy tales with a moral lesson to tell, the youths who die deserve it. They are usually fatally flawed to begin with: obnoxious bullies, disrespectful of their elders or of authority, criminally inclined or sexually promiscuous — generally all of the above. A recent local example was Topel Lee’s Bloody Crayons (2017) based on a popular wattpad novel, which unexpectedly had the audience ROFL. For Mique’s film though, any elicited laughter is nervous and hollow because of the dark seriousness of his subject......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 12th, 2018Related News

Special Report: After disrupting oil industry, Dennis Uy now wants to disrupt telco

Sometime this year, a convoy of sleek and shiny dark vehicles entered the gates of Malacañang......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 11th, 2018Related News

Celebrate all things sweet with a decadent pastry flight. Indulge in our best-se…

Celebrate all things sweet with a decadent pastry flight. Indulge in our best-selling Paparazzi tiramisu, raspberry tart, and Malagos cake (72% dark chocolate) with a shot of espresso. The pastry flight is available at the Lobby Lounge from November to December. #EdsaShangriLa #MyUrbanOasis Source link: Celebrate all things sweet with a decadent pastry flight. Indulge in our best-se….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

Galleria opens digital playground

A GROUP of children in school uniforms face each other as they stand on an underlit floor. Seconds later, they run and scatter — hiding under tables, climbing a rainbow tree, or attempting to camouflage themselves with the dark room’s walls. All of them find a hiding place except one child, who runs around searching for his friends......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 8th, 2018Related News

Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

NEW YORK --- Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans. Springsteen, a vocal critic of several White House policies, avoided politics completely at the Stand Up for Heroes show, instead offering a few off-color jokes and four songs, including "Dancing in the Dark," ''The Hard Land" and "If I Should Fall Behind" with his wife, Patti Scialfa. The Boss, in jeans, a white shirt and a jean jacket, was returning to the event now in its 12 year, having been the musical guest ...Keep on reading: Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 6th, 2018Related News

Battered by battery

Nasty pictures on cigarette packs intend to discourage smokers from smoking. Images of a deformed tongue or dark gums and decaying teeth warn that smoking can cause oral cancer. But gory cigarette pack photos pale in comparison to the actual sight of a bloodied, burned and swollen mouth and face of a teen smoker as […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2018Related News

Nicholas Hoult talks about going from a ‘Boy’ to a dad

LOS ANGELES---It's almost hard to believe that Nicholas Hoult, who made a splash at the age of 11 in "About a Boy," is now 28 and the father of a boy. "I'm loving it," the English actor said about fatherhood in our recent interview at the JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan.   "It's a bizarre transition," admitted Nicholas, looking fit in dark Yves Saint Laurent shirt and pants. The boy became a dad in April 2018 when his girlfriend, model Bryana Jolly, gave birth to their son. "Your time becomes much more precious. Also, there's more of a standpoint because you see this little person growing so quickly. So what would've been an easy decision to jump on a movie for six mo...Keep on reading: Nicholas Hoult talks about going from a ‘Boy’ to a dad.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 31st, 2018Related News

Naomi Watts to star in ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel—report

The "Game of Thrones" prequel has a cast member in Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts. The British actress, 50, will play "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret," reported Variety today, Oct. 31. Watts has gained two Oscar nominations for "21 Grams" and "The Impossible." She starred in the 2005 remake of "King Kong" and horror drama series "Twin Peaks." Unsurprisingly, the prequel from HBO remains untitled and shrouded in secrecy. What could be revealed in the show, according to The Wrap last June, includes how Westeros fell from the Age of Heroes to its "darkest hour," as well as the origin of the White Walkers. Screenwriter and producer Jane Goldman is the prequel's show...Keep on reading: Naomi Watts to star in ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel—report.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 31st, 2018Related News

Electrolux Dishes for Beer Pairing Recipes

Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce 1 hour | Good for 2 Ingredients: 46 g Tomato Sauce – 34 g Sweet Chili Sauce – 1 dollop Worcestershire Sauce – 1 dash Tabasco® Pepper Sauce – 7 g Honey – 15 mL Dark Soy Sauce – 2 g Fresh Cayenne Pepper – 2 cloves Crushed, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Enrile apologizes to Martial Law victims, blames ‘unlucid intervals’

Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile has apologized to victims of atrocities during the dark days of martial law and attributed to “unlucid intervals” his controversial disclaimer of arrests and killings of suspected dissidents in his recent interview with the son and namesake of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2018Related News

Karma, skin woes and Duterte’s other reasons for his darkened face

President Rodrigo Duterte in a recent speech quipped that the dark spots on his face are probably his “karma.” Duterte in a speech at the Philippine Quality Award Conferment Ceremony said that he became “conscious” of the spots below his eyes. “Conscious kasi ako sa itim ko na mukha,” he reportedly said at the speech. “Matagal na […] The post Karma, skin woes and Duterte’s other reasons for his darkened face appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 25th, 2018Related News

Why the dark spots on Duterte’s face? ‘Baka karma na rin,’ he says

“Masama ugali ko. Killer ako, mas lalo na.” Source link link: Why the dark spots on Duterte’s face? ‘Baka karma na rin,’ he says.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 24th, 2018Related News

Magic, dark mischief converge in ‘Sabrina’s’ tantalizing reboot

  The live-action series "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is out to prove that Baxter High's teenage witch is no one-trick pony---and it comes just before Halloween!   If you think the 10-episode show is nothing but sugar and spice and all that hooey, scenes from the series like the one showing a witch killing a sibling for getting on her bad side will quickly change your perception about the adult sensibility of the new series.   In another episode, four spellbound troglodyte bullies are caught smooching with one another to "teach them better manners."   The visually sumptuous latest incarnation of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," which premieres...Keep on reading: Magic, dark mischief converge in ‘Sabrina’s’ tantalizing reboot.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 23rd, 2018Related News

Michael Caine looks back in ‘Blowing the Bloody Doors Off’

LONDON --- Michael Caine has been looking back, and on the whole he likes the view. Regrets? He's had few. The 85-year-old star of "Alfie," ''Get Carter" and "The Dark Knight" --- among many, many others --- reminisces fondly in "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off," whose title adapts a line from his 1969 heist caper "The Italian Job." Being published Tuesday in the United States by Hachette, it's part memoir, part advice manual for aspiring actors and anyone else nursing an elusive dream of success. Most of the advice is resolutely old-fashioned. Learn your lines. Work hard. Be nice to people. And be lucky. Caine knows he has been extremely fortunate. "The luck I've had, you coul...Keep on reading: Michael Caine looks back in ‘Blowing the Bloody Doors Off’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 23rd, 2018Related News

Consumers caught in franchise dispute

THE PANAY Electric Co. asked us on Sept. 26 for space to explain its predicament – that it stood to lose, unfairly, its power distribution franchise over Iloilo City to a newcomer, potentially leaving consumers caught in the dispute literally in the dark by 2019......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2018Related News

Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told NBA.com. “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

In photos: Halloween bash to launch ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Halloween came early as streaming giant Netflix Philippines hosted a dark and scary good party for the 16th birthday of Sabrina Spellman, the leading lady of its upcoming series this Halloween......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Duterte on dynasty and dark skin, shrinking fish in the market, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte talks about being 'forced' into a political dynasty and his aversion towards sunscreen.  Philippine fish now more expensive, smaller – survey. Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman. {module 3998}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Mel Turao’s Ill Low Ill Low

By: Henry Dark WRITING about a place can work both ways—as celebration and as censure. Mel Turao’s second book of poems does the latter.   Then there’s  writing from a distance and writing from the trench. Mel Turao’s second book of poems does that, too. And there’s hyper posterized writing for social media posts and glamourizing writers.  […] The post Mel Turao’s Ill Low Ill Low appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News