Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

by Javier Tovar with Leo Mouren in Washington Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world’s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a number of illnesses in recent […]

NET 25, wagi sa Sinebata 2018

(Eagle News) — Siyam na entry mula sa iba’t ibang TV network at pribadong indibidwal ang pinarangalan sa katatapos lamang na Sinebata 2018. Tampok ang mga maiikling dokumentaryo at pelikula na kung saan mga bata ang bida at para sa kabataan ang tema ng programang kapupulutan ng mga aral. Kabilang sa mga nag-uwi ng parangal ay ang “Kid Kuwento: Everyone Can Be A Hero” na entry ng Net 25 na nanalo sa Professional Non-Fiction under […]

Japan TV station cancels K-Pop stars BTS over nuke bomb shirt

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese television station has cancelled a performance by the wildly popular Korean boyband BTS, after controversy erupted over a shirt worn by a member appearing to show the mushroom cloud created by an atomic bomb. The international superstars were due to perform on TV Asahi on Friday, but the station abruptly cancelled the show after a photo of member Jimin wearing the shirt went viral. “BTS’s appearance scheduled for the […]

Three Miss Earth 2018 contestants accuse sponsor of sexual harassment during pageant run in PHL

(Eagle News) — Three Miss Earth contestants have come forward and accused a pageant sponsor of sexual harassment during the contest run in the Philippines. In a social media post, Miss Guam Emma Mae Sheedy identified the sponsor as Amado S. Cruz. Apart from Sheedy, Miss Earth Canada Jaime VandenBerg, Miss Earth England Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown took to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment. “He showed up to almost all of my events telling […]

Actor Michael Douglas gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, CA (AFP) — Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday in honor of his 50 years in show business. The megastar was joined at the ceremony by his 101-year-old father and Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas as well as Jane Fonda, who starred with him in the 1979 drama “The China Syndrome,” about an accident in a nuclear power plant. Also attending was Douglas’s wife, the actress […]

Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour details

LONDON, United States (AFP) — The Spice Girls on Monday released details of a 2019 UK reunion tour which will see them play Wembley Stadium, Britain’s biggest venue, but all without Victoria Beckham. The 1990s pop phenomenon will take the stage in six British cities next year, including Manchester on June 1, the Scottish capital Edinburgh a week later and culminating at Wembley on June 15. All five former bandmates announced plans earlier this year […]

Rapper Mac Miller died of drug overdose: coroner

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Rapper Mac Miller was killed by a deadly mix of drugs and alcohol, the Los Angeles medical examiner’s office said on Monday. The 26-year-old performer, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on September 7 and the cause of death was deferred pending a probe. The coroner’s office said McCormick died “from mixed drug toxicity,” with the powerful opioid fentanyl along […]

Camila Cabello sweeps MTV Europe awards

BILBAO, Spain (AFP) — US singer Camila Cabello swept the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, winning best song with her hit “Havana” as well as best artist and best video. “This year has been the best of my life,” the 21-year-old Cuban native said at the event in Bilbao, northern Spain. Cabello had opened the show hosted by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld with a rendition of her Latin-influenced “Havana”. She is fresh […]

Entertaining twists as EBC Films’ “Hapi ang Buhay,The Musical” imparts lesson on “fake news”

by Emily Manuel Contributor Eagle News and Features NET 25’s “Hapi ang Buhay” takes to the big screen with “Hapi ang Buhay, the Musical,” the second movie release of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s film outfit (EBC Films). Originally developed as a sitcom, the musical features the original cast joined by veteran actors Victor Neri, Antonio Aquitania, and Mike Magat. The movie is written and directed by acclaimed director Carlo Jay Ortega Cuevas who has won international awards […]

OPM legend Rico Puno passes away at 65

(Eagle News) — Filipino singer and OPM legend Rico Puno passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, at the age of 65. Puno underwent open heart surgery in 2015, and underwent angioplasty in December last year. His sister-in-law, Anna Puno, expressed her grief in an Instagram post. “Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans to stop for a moment and say a […]

Independent filmmakers find their “place in the sun” at Excellence In Visual Media Awards International

LOS ANGELES, California (Eagle News Service) – In less than a week, the Excellence in Visual Media (EVM) Awards International of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) will arrive at the iconic Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. On Monday, October 29, 2018, the festivities will kick off with the VIP Red Carpet Arrivals at 4 p.m. followed by doors opening at 5 p.m. Ticket holders, film directors, producers, actors, cast, and crew, are […]

Canadian rapper dies after falling from plane

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — A Canadian rapper died after falling from the wing of a flying plane he was walking on during a music video shoot, his management team said. Jon James, 33, died instantly in the “wing-walking” accident in Vernon, British Columbia, on Saturday, according to a statement. “He had trained intensely for this stunt but as Jon got further out onto the wing of the plane, it caused the small Cessna to go […]