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Beauty queen from slum is crowned Miss Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The title of Miss Venezuela went Thursday, December 13 to a woman from the country's largest slum after a ceremony that traded glitz for frugality reflecting an acute economic free fall. The new beauty queen in a country that loves this kind of pageant is Isabella ........»»

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‘Is this the real life?’

THEY SAID it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ emerges as the most streamed song of the 20th century

Fans and music enthusiasts are elated when Universal Music Group announced that British rock band Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is officially considered the most streamed song on the internet from the 20th century. UMG noted that Queen broke records when it surpassed a whopping figure of 1.6 billion streams for a song and its official video […] The post ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ emerges as the most streamed song of the 20th century appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 13th, 2018Related News

The Vixen Cancels Herself with Tweet to Manila Luzon plus – I Made Up with Alexis Stone!! – Manila Video

THE MOST DIFFICULT AND PERSONAL VIDEO I HAVE EVER MADE! Sorry for all of the jump cuts. This was very hard to film! Yesterday RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 drag queen The Vixen cancelled herself with an insensitive and inappropriate tweet to All Stars 4 Manila Luzon. The tweet was about Manila’s boyfriend, Sahara Davenport… link: The Vixen Cancels Herself with Tweet to Manila Luzon plus – I Made Up with Alexis Stone!! – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Manila Luzon Is an All-Star Forever – Jezebel

Manila Luzon Is an All-Star Forever  Jezebel Manila Luzon, the Los Angeles-based drag queen who came this close to winning RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, is back this Friday for her second appearance … Source link link: Manila Luzon Is an All-Star Forever – Jezebel.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

‘The Favourite’ leads film nominees for Critics’ Choice

LOS ANGELES --- "The Favourite" leads the field of films with 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards. "Black Panther" was close behind with 12 nominations. Three TV series are tied with five nominations each. The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominees Monday. Nominations for "The Favourite" include: best picture; best actress and best actress in a comedy for Olivia Colman; and best-supporting actress for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The film is about two cousins vying for the attention of Queen Anne. "The Americans," ''The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Stor...Keep on reading: ‘The Favourite’ leads film nominees for Critics’ Choice.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 11th, 2018Related News

Pantene Philippines praised for ad with trans beauty queen - PinkNews PinkNews

The ad is titled "Strength knows no gender." The post Pantene Philippines praised for ad with trans beauty queen appeared first on PinkNews ......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Hitmakers and Ai

Love and laughter is a perfect combination to an endearing relationship. Come February 15, set your heart to a night of love songs and a dose of fun with your favorite OPM Hitmakers: Hadji Alejandro, Rey Valera and Marco Sison, together with comedy concert queen Ai-Ai delas Alas at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. You’ll… link: Hitmakers and Ai.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Tabal, Poliquit rule National Milo Marathon anew | The Manila Times Online

LAOAG CITY: Olympian runner Mary Joy Tabal seized her sixth straight crown while Rafael Poliquit reclaimed the title as the two emerged as the queen and king of the 42ndREAD The post Tabal, Poliquit r.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Catriona Gray looks straight ahead – The Manila Times

Catriona Gray looks straight ahead  The Manila Times As competition day draws near, super fans of Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray are worrying about the beauty queen after a barrage of online bashers … Source link link: Catriona Gray looks straight ahead – The Manila Times.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Tabal, Poliquit top National Milo Marathon Finals in Laoag City

REIGNING Milo Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal and returning King Rafael Poliquit won the 42K National Finals men and women’s race category at the 42nd National Milo Marathon Finals in Laoag City yesterday......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Is the PSE head like Caesar’s wife?

THE simmering Miss Earth controversy has called to mind “Beauty Queen,” a storyline I wrote way back in the 1980s as a ride-on to “Burlesk Queen,” which swept all but…READ The post Is the PSE head like Caesar’s wife? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Queen, Adam Lambert announce Rhapsody tour | Inquirer Entertainment

Following the success of Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", founding members of Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor are joining Adam Lambert on a North American tour next year. The 23-.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

DOC VOLLEYBALL: A Battle of Generations

At long last, perhaps the most anticipated finals match in PVL history has been set. Showing dominance and proving why they are the defending champions despite some minor stumbles, the Creamline Cool Smashers barged their way into the Finals uncontested by dispatching a gritty dark horse in the Petro Gazz Angels. On the other hand, proving that their modern approach to the sport can trump experienced veterans, the Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles are proving to be one of the most formidable collegiate teams in the country under the helm of a new head coach. While old and new fans of the Ateneo community will be torn between cheering for the former Queen Eagles Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano and the current Queen Eagles in Bea De Leon, Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston, it is also of particular interest how Creamline head coach Tai Bundit will defend his trophy from his Ateneo successor Oliver Almadro. While Bundit has laid the foundation for a modern approach to the sport during his stint in Ateneo, Almadro on the other hand has taken it a step further in terms of intricacies in attack strategy. The dream finals match couldn’t be more interesting from a technical point of view as it is an arms race of volleyball modernization stemming from similar schools of thought. Creamline Cool Smashers: The OG New School Ever since coach Tai Bundit took the reins for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, the local volleyball scene has been introduced to numerous innovations that inarguably helped ALE seize a pair of crowns in the UAAP. Modern strategies such as the Setter-Open-Middle rotation, libero getting second ball when setter digs, fast pin plays, to name a few. For a good couple of years, the advancements brought about by Bundit have been a bane even for perennial champion coaches in the collegiate scene. As expected, most teams followed suit in order to adapt and challenge the new system introduced. Though the Bundit riddle has been challenged and conquered in the collegiate scene, Tai’s system still holds an iron grip in the professional scene despite everyone else following suit and that is primarily because of his connection with long time apprentices Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado coupled with supplementation of astounding players in Jema Galanza, Kyla Atienza and Melissa Gohing to name a few. Despite a surprising upset to start of their PVL Open Conference journey, the Creamline Cool Smashers continued to defy odds in exerting dominance given a handicapped line-up for the most part of the season. Regardless of key players like Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato, and Pau Soriano missing action for a number of games, the trio of Valdez, Morado and Galanza have been sufficient in holding off the competition as shown by the team’s performance in serve, passing, setting, and attack – skill departments that are highly influenced by the aforementioned trio. On the other hand, the absences of Sato, Gumabao and Soriano have definitely influenced their sub-par blocking performance since these three players have the major responsibility of setting up the net defense. It is of no surprise that in order to compensate the block, the Cool Smashers have intensified their serving to at least disrupt opponents' attack strategy. Coupled with exceptional floor defense by Atienza in transition, Morado had little difficulties in setting up counter attacks throughout the tournament.   With a full force line-up coming from the semis into the finals, the Creamline Cool Smashers are at their deadliest and all set to defend their crown. With few attack options on the right side as both middles rarely prove threatening with a slide attack, it is expected that the Creamline offense would still be heavy from the left pins care of Valdez and Galanza. The Lady Eagles would certainly load up their tallest players Madayag, De Leon, and Kat Tolentino to shut down the left pin. As such, the most crucial performance that could spell the difference in the finals series would be from opposite player Gumabao. Though Morado usually opts for combination x-plays in the middle to ease off some burden from the left, the Lady Eagles have proven disciplined enough with their block that combination plays rarely work against them. Should Gumabao exert significant threats from the right and if Bundit can develop her right back row attack in time, the Cool Smashers can circumvent one of Ateneo’s strongest suit which is their block and capitalize on their sub-par floor defense to eventually defend the crown. Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles: Paving Their Own Path Just when the future of the Ateneo Lady Eagles went uncertain with the exit of Bundit, Almadro’s takeover proved to be a major step in the right direction as witnessed in their remarkable performance for their first major tournament. For a team with a good mix of veterans and rookies, going toe to toe with top club teams in the country bids a bright future for the team as well as making them a significant contender in the upcoming collegiate league. The match-up against their predecessors, the Creamline Cool Smashers, is not just a treat for the fans but for volleyball analysts as well since it will be highly interesting how Almadro has brought about innovations to the framework established by his predecessor and how he will use it to his advantage. Right off the bat, the best change Almadro implemented upon his succession is relegating Kat Tolentino to the opposite position. The right wing couldn’t be a more perfect position for Tolentino since she can maximize her height and power advantage to rack in the points while minimizing burden on her weakness which is floor footwork and defense. While it’s true that we have seen some players shine in the opposite position in the past, Tolentino’s height, power, and ability to be a significant threat even from the back row makes her a cut above the rest. Almadro’s approach of having a tall, dominant, hitter from the right is a step to a modern approach employed even by top foreign teams. Another noticeable shift in Almadro’s system is the lack of reliance on combination x-plays. While some teams employ such strategy as a bread and butter on offense, the Lady Eagles have moved on from the outdated strategy and have only utilized such attack to break monotony. With a tall, dominant hitter from the right and deadly middles given a good pass, setter Deanna Wong is rarely forced to bunch up the attack in the middle in the hopes of confusing the block when she can separate the defense with fast sets to the pins. Almadro’s inclination towards safe and consistent pin play instead of fancy combination plays proves that he is taking the team to a more modernized approach. While the Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles have been stellar in both net defense and attack, a glaring limitation too hard not to notice in the sub-par passing and floor defense. No matter how threatening Madayag and De Leon are from the middle, inconsistent passing would severely limit their output and threat imposed from the middle. With Creamline notably deadly from the service line and having a full force line-up that can finally establish a decent wall on the net, it would be of utmost priority for the Lady Eagles to slow down the serve with high passes and consistent distribution of back row and pipe attacks. In a similar way, the Lady Eagles are pressed to be aggressive with the serve as the main advantage of Creamline is consistency in passing care of Gohing. Ateneo-Motolite cannot afford to be lax or careless with the serve as a good pass almost always converts for a point for Morado and company. Though the Lady Eagles have proven formidable with the block, Valdez is still expected to plow and muscle through with her attacks hence Almadro’s ability to quickly adjust the floor defense pattern would spell the outcome of the game for the Lady Eagles. Catch Game One of the PVL Open Conference Finals on December 5, Wednesday, 6 PM on LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant and via livestream......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Adam Lambert: Solo career, Queen gigs can coexist

Are Adam Lambert's singing duties for Queen getting in the way of his solo career?   Because the singer hasn't released a new album in three years, not a few fans are wondering if touring with Queen has been hindering his personal growth.   That's not the case, Adam insisted. "I have never felt like working with Queen has put a damper on my solo work. I don't feel as though we can compete with each other," he told Schon Magazine. "They have actually coexisted very well, timing-wise."   "The collaboration with Queen is little chunks of time that I go on the road with them, and then I'm done, so it's left me plenty of time to sort of flip-flop into my s...Keep on reading: Adam Lambert: Solo career, Queen gigs can coexist.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Tabuena is king of Queen s Cup

Tabuena is king of Queen s Cup.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Lalamove, the Biggest Same-Day Delivery App in Southeast Asia, Is Now in Cebu!

After gaining strong presence in Metro Manila in the past 2 years and moving items 24/7 since their arrival, the biggest same-day delivery app in Southeast Asia is finally in Cebu! The company, which started in Hong Kong and is present in more than 100 cities, expands its horizons to the Queen City of the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 1st, 2018Related News

Jessy Mendiola reveals ‘fat memo’ led her to depression

Jessy Mendiola revealed another tidbit of information about her reason for getting back in shape, a "fat memo." Around one or two years ago, the self-proclaimed "Pata Queen" said she received a "fat memo" from her management due to her weight gain at the time, reports Push. "It's a proof na you can't get work if you gain weight. That's how society works," said the actress. Although Mendiola now understands the reason for the memo, back then she said the incident pushed her into depression. She recalled, "I got very depressed. Parang dumating ako sa point na, 'Ah ito na lang pala din talaga 'yung halaga ko. Kung hindi ako sexy, wala akong projects or hindi nila ako makikit...Keep on reading: Jessy Mendiola reveals ‘fat memo’ led her to depression.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

Kim Atienza channels inner Freddie Mercury, belts out to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The worldwide release of biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" sure saw many Queen fans at their happiest as the film brought to life the flamboyant, meteoric Freddie Mercury and bandmates Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon through stars Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello. The tremendous hype was much anticipated and so were the glimmering reactions of fans---including television host Kim "Kuya Kim" Atienza, among others--who just could not get enough of Queen . Atienza seemed to still be on a high from the film as he took to his social media last Nov. 25 to share a picture of him and wife, Felicia, wearing Mercury's iconic skin-tight white tank top and signature moustache....Keep on reading: Kim Atienza channels inner Freddie Mercury, belts out to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News