Entertainment – International

Watch: Miss France says she was surprised to win Miss Universe

  (Eagle News) — Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittanaere said she was surprised when her name was called as the winner of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila. Mittanaere ended a 63-year old title drought for France whose last Miss Universe was crowned way back 1953, Christiane Martel. “Thank you very much, I’m very proud to bring this crown back to France. It’s true, I still can’t comprehend and realize that I am Miss […]

The most challenging part of any beauty pageant – the Q and A’s!

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 30) – The Question and Answer portion is the most crucial part of any pageant which is why it makes sense that it is also the toughest.  The trend nowadays for beauty pageants is to focus not only on the contestants’ beauty but on their intelligence as well.  As such, winning a beauty pageant is not a walk in the park. Many contestants have met their downfall with the nerve-wracking Q and […]

Miss Universe fever!

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 27) – For the third time in the history, Miss Universe is happening in the Philippines!  Filipinos are well-known for being pageant enthusiasts, that’s why there is no doubt that among all the countries in the world, we  are the ones who are  most excited and happy for the upcoming international event. Last September 2016, when the Department of Tourism finally announced that the Philippines will host the prestigious pageant, many fans […]

Elton John to turn ‘Devil Wears Prada’ into musical

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Pop superstar Elton John unveiled Thursday his return to Broadway with a musical adaptation of the blockbuster film and novel “The Devil Wears Prada.” John will write the music for “The Devil Wears Prada,” with lyrics to be penned by Paul Rudnick, a humorist who frequently writes for The New Yorker magazine. “Reimagining ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ for the musical theatre is super exciting,” John said in a statement, […]

Miss Universe preliminary competition kicks off in Manila

MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) — Miss Universe candidates kicked off the preliminary show in Manila on Thursday (January 26). Over 86 candidates are in the Philippine capital to participate in the beauty contest, which will culminate in a coronation night on January 30. Crowds packed the Mall Of Asia Arena as each candidate showcased their swimsuits, evening gowns and national costumes in front of the judges. The preliminary competition will be used to determine the Top […]

US television icon Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

by Frankie TAGGART Agence France-Presse Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore, who delighted a generation of Americans with her energetic comic performances and broke barriers with her iconic portrayal of a single career woman, died Wednesday after years of ill health. She was 80. Moore’s eponymous sitcom — set in Minneapolis — ran for seven seasons in the 1970s and was named by Time Magazine as one of 17 shows that “changed television.” She died in […]

The crowning moment – a look at the Miss Universe crown

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 26) — The transformation of the Miss Universe crown can be compared to how a caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly. Butterflies go through a very complicated life stage in order for it to unleash its unique beauty. Imagine, from a very small egg – less than a centimeter in size –  it hatches as a caterpillar. Eventually, the caterpillar will weave its cocoon and several days more, it will showcase its remarkable colors that […]

Jackie Chan teams up with Bollywood for ‘Kung Fu Yoga’

MUMBAI, India (AFP) —  What do you get when Hong Kong martial arts expert Jackie Chan collaborates with a host of Indian film actors? An action-adventure movie titled “Kung Fu Yoga” of course. Screen legend Chan was in Mumbai this week to promote his latest flick — a slapstick comedy by Hong Kong director Stanley Tong that also features Bollywood’s Sonu Sood. “Kung Fu Yoga”, which is released in China this weekend and in India […]

‘Zoolander 2’, ‘Batman v Superman’ top Razzie nods

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Zoolander 2” and “Batman v Superman” topped nominations announced Monday for the Razzies, Hollywood’s anti-awards celebrating the worst films of 2016. Leading the list is “Zoolander 2” — “the 15-years-too-late sequel” — with nine nominations including for worst picture, worst actor (Ben Stiller), worst supporting actor (Owen Wilson) and worst supporting actress (Kristen Wiig). In second place comes the superhero movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” described as […]

New Edition gets permanent spot in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, United States  (Reuters) — Former boy band New Edition received the 2,600th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday (January 23). Members Ronnie DeVoe, Rickey Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill were all on hand for the ceremony. “This moment right here, I mean I want to just take a second just to take in the moment because see, it’s not just about that what we’re doing here, […]

Tasty trolls, shape-shifting tricksters and a singing competition – 2016’s last movie offering for the young ones

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 23) – It may have its ups and downs but 2016 ended on a good note for the kids with three awesome movies which debuted on its last quarter. The last quarter of the year gave us tasty trolls, shape-shifting tricksters and a singing competition! You know the drill, beware of spoilers! First off in the list is “Trolls”! Starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, the movie was released by Dreamworks […]

“Split” tops weekend box office

(Reuters) — Bringing in 40.2 million dollars in ticket sales in its opening weekend, thriller “Split” took the top spot at the North American box office for the weekend ending January 22. “Split,” the latest film from director M. Night Shyamalan, stars James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 24 different personalities. In second place, newcomer “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” earned in 20.0 million dollars in sales, according to boxofficemojo.com. The film sees Vin […]