EBC, Mexican Embassy tie up to promote animated children’s films amid pandemic

(Eagle News) – The Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines, in partnership with Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, will be presenting three short animated movies for children in celebration of Mexico’s National Film Day in August. The three films, which belong to the collection of movies prepared by the Mexican Institute of Cinematography, will be aired on NET 25 this Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM: • El Trompetista (The Trumpeteer), a 10-minute […]

Keanu Reeves brings sunny ‘Bill & Ted’ sequel to ‘darker’ world

by Andrew MARSZAL LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Featuring a young Keanu Reeves, a madcap time-travelling plot and a supply of the most bodacious catchphrases, 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” has become a cult comedy classic. Three decades on, the hit that launched Reeves’ career is back for a third movie — and its air-headed, good-natured heroes’ message to “be excellent to each other” is needed now more than ever, its creators told […]

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas says he tested positive for coronavirus

MADRID, Spanish (AFP) — Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on his 60th birthday Monday that he was in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus but was feeling “relatively well”. “I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease,” Banderas, known for roles in such films as “The Mask of Zorro” and “Philadelphia”, said in a statement posted on social media which was accompanied with a […]

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ to skip big screen with September streaming launch

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Disney’s much-delayed blockbuster “Mulan” will skip the big screen and premiere on streaming platform Disney+ next month, it was announced Tuesday, as coronavirus keeps theaters shut across much of the United States. The unprecedented decision — described by CEO Bob Chapek as a “one-off” for a Disney blockbuster — is the latest major blow for movie theater chains already reeling from the pandemic. “Mulan,” a mega-budget live action remake […]

NET 25’s TAGISAN NG GALING Grand Finals:  Winners bring home over 4M in cash prizes

By Caesar R. Vallejos, Open For Business Granting the dreams of Filipinos to showcase their talents on national television and win the biggest cash prizes in talent search competition in the Philippines, NET25’s Tagisan Ng Galing ended its Part 1 in a glitzy grand finale last July 27, 2020, with the following top winners: Grand Champion: Jonacris Bandillo 1st Runner up: Power Duo 2nd Runner up: Edrien Oclarino 3rd Runner up: Cosmic Angels 4th runner […]

TAGISAN NG GALING:  How the judges chose the Top 5 and how YOU can vote in the final judging

Top winners to be judged by the public via text and online voting   The Tagisan Ng Galing judges have decided.  The Final Five finalists who will compete on July 27 grand finals (Monday, 7:30 PM) of NET25’ biggest talent search competition are: Angel Nicole Francisco Cosmic Angels Edrien Oclarino Jonacris Bandillo Power Duo Here is an exclusive interview of EBC Director for Sales and Marketing Caesar Vallejos (CRV) with the Tagisan Ng Galing’s Board […]

Actor Michael V says he is COVID-19 positive, asks public to heed gov’t protocols

  (Eagle News) — Philippine actor Michael V, known for his character “Bitoy” and various impersonations of popular personalities, said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The comedian said that his COVID-19 test results released on Saturday, July 18. He said that he had experienced flu-like symptoms and lost his sense of smell, but did not experience high fever.  He then had a swab test for COVID-19 a few days later after experiencing COVID-19 […]

Tagisan Ng Galing Top 15 revealed, judges to choose Final Five on July 19

Imelda Papin, Marco Sison, and Vina Morales to select Final Five, with the Grand Winners to be chosen by the public via online and text votes By Caesar Vallejos, OPEN FOR BUSINESS Tagisan Ng Galing’s (TNG) panel of judges recently announced the Top 15 contestants in NET25’s biggest talent competition as the Part 1 of the nationwide search for the country’s best performing acts nears its grand finale. TOP 15 Imelda Papin, Marco Sison, and […]

‘Glee’ actress death ruled accidental drowning as tributes paid

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The death of “Glee” actress Naya Rivera in a California lake last week was ruled an accidental drowning by medical examiners Tuesday. Rivera, 33, disappeared during a boating trip with her four-year-old son last Wednesday, and her body was found floating in Lake Piru on Monday. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office formally confirmed Rivera’s identity using dental records, it said in a statement. No traumatic injuries or evidence […]

‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera missing, feared drowned

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and feared drowned at a California lake, local officials said, with rescuers to continue a search for her on Thursday. The Ventura County Sheriff’s office earlier tweeted it was looking for a “possible drowning victim” at the lake, and said a dive team was being deployed to the area. Rivera, 33, is best known for her role as high school cheerleader Santana Lopez […]

Harry Potter star Emma Watson joins board of fashion giant Kering

PARIS, France (AFP) — Emma Watson, the actress and activist who made her name as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” films, joined the board of the French fashion giant Kering Tuesday, in a major coup for the world’s second biggest luxury group. The British star, who was born in Paris, is the face of the Good On You app, which rates fashion brands on their ethical and sustainability credentials. Although Kering is seen to […]

Hollywood Foreign Press Association starts official screening of EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos”

  (Eagle News) — The prestigious Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is set to start official screening of EBC Films’ Guerrero Dos Tuloy Ang Laban (The Fight Continues). The screening is scheduled at June 5, 7 pm in Los Angeles, which is June 6 at 10 a.m., Manila time.  It will last for two weeks. The HFPA is a group of over 90 members of journalists responsible for Golden Globe Awards every January. Despite the […]