‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ — and North American box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Disney’s new “Ralph Breaks the Internet” dominated the North American box office over the holiday weekend, pulling in $56.2 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The animated sequel to “Wreck It Ralph” enjoyed the second-best debut ever for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, behind Disney’s “Frozen,” according to industry magazine Variety, but will need staying power to make up for its $175 million production budget. The film has title […]

Disney releases trailer for live-action “Lion King” film

(Eagle News) — Disney has released the trailer for its live-action version of the “Lion King”! The trailer shows the same characters of the 1994 classic, amid the backdrop of the song “Circle of Life.” The live-action version of the movie stars musician and actor Donald Glover as Simba, music legend Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Florence […]

Kris Aquino files cyberlibel raps vs former business partner’s brother

(Eagle News) — Actress Kris Aquino on Thursday, Nov. 22, filed cyberlibel charges against the brother of her former business partner, whom she has sued for allegedly stealing from her. Aquino filed the nine counts of cyberlibel against lawyer Jesus Falcis before the Department of Justice. Jesus is the brother of Nicardo Falcis II, who faces 44 counts of qualified theft for allegedly using the company credit card of Kristina Aquino Productions for his personal […]

PHL hosts 2nd Southeast Asia video festival for children; NET 25’s “Kid Kuwento” among finalists

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines is hosting the 2nd Southeast Asia video festival for children this November 22 to 24 where the highest honors for children’s media in the professional and amateur categories will be awarded. For this year’s competition, NET 25 Kids’ “Kid Kuwento: Everyone can be a hero” is a finalist representing the Philippines for the Professional Non-Fiction category for ages below 7. Other categories are those for Professional Non-fiction for pre-teens, […]

Promoting values through music: EBC launches E25 Records

  Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) launched its newest media platform, E25 Records, on Sunday, Nov. 18, during the EBC Fun Run concert at the Philippine Arena. E25 Records is envisioned to promote positive values and themes through original musical compositions, according to E25 Records director Ernie Magtuto. This will give opportunity to aspiring composers, songwriters, musicians and singers so their music can be heard, he said. Magtuto said that E25 Records is not limited to […]

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film casts a winning box-office spell

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Again confirming the magic touch of J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” took in an estimated $62.2 million this weekend to lead North American box offices, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. This second Harry Potter prequel came in slightly behind the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie, which earned $74.4 million in its opening three-day weekend, but it has already scored an impressive $253.2 million overseas. Warner Bros. […]

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 […]