Ranz and Niana, SB19, other creators to headline first-ever Philippine TikTok Awards

TikTok, one of the go-to online platforms of Filipinos during the pandemic, hosted an award show on July 4. The first-ever TikTok Awards in the Philippines had the theme “Ipakita Mo.” It recognized users or content creators who showcased their amazing talent and creativity on the mobile video-sharing platform. The awards show was streamed on TikTok Philippines’ pages on TikTok, …

After BTS like, AC Bonifacio gets Cardi B approval

AC Bonifacio keeps on impressing international stars with her dance covers of their hits. Star Magic tweeted that their talent has earned the approval of Cardi B, singer of “UP.” This was after Bonifacio uploaded her cover of the rapper’s song on her YouTube channel. Cardi B shared a screenshot of AC’s dance cover on her Instagram story. AC is …

South Korean band SEVENTEEN show more mature sound in new EP

K-pop stars Seventeen say their latest EP “Your Choice” and lead single “Ready to Love” show off a more mature concept and sound but the motivations behind their music remain the same. Formed in 2015 in South Korea, the band has racked up more than two billion streams worldwide, and is best known for hits such as “HOME;RUN” and “Left …

‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot welcomes 3rd ‘wonder girl’

Hollywood actress Gal Gadot gave birth to her third child with husband Jaron Varsano. In her Instagram account, the Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star posted a photo of her family including daughters Alma and Maya and their newborn Daniella. The 36-year-old Gadot wrote, “My sweet family. I couldn’t be more grateful and happy (and tired) we are all so …

Catriona Gray gives tips for lookalike Olivia Rodrigo if she joins Miss Universe

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray shared tips for lookalike Olivia Rodrigo should the international singer decides to join Miss Universe someday. At her recent virtual press conference for her single “R.Y.F.,” Catriona said Olivia should invest time and effort if she wants to become a beauty queen. She shared, “[With] regards to Miss Universe…you need to be invested in it. …

In The Heights takes a look at the American dream

In The Heights, the Tony Award-winning musical turned motion picture, looks at the American dream. This is an early work by Hamilton sensation Lin Manuel Miranda, directed by Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians fame. It focuses on Latino immigrants who remain hopeful even if their dreams are becoming elusive. Usnavi de la Vega’s father was so caught up …

Ed Sheeran plays vampire in ‘Bad Habits’ music video

YouTube was abuzz with pop singer Ed Sheeran’s latest music video “Bad Habits” officially released Friday. “Bad Habits” is the first single release of the Grammy-award winning artist in four years. According to Billboard, it is part Ed’s yet-untitled fifth studio album. For this track, he seems to express his regrets over the bad decisions he made due to his …

‘Appalled’ Billie Eilish apologizes for racial slur in resurfaced video

Billie Eilish apologized after a video surfaced appearing to show the American singer mouthing a racial slur and putting on accents. In a statement posted on Instagram, the multiple Grammy Award winner said she was “appalled and embarrassed” by the edit, which she said was from when she was 13 or 14 years old and in which she can be …

Isko Moreno chosen to play Andres Bonifacio in film

Producers behind what is described as the “ultimate Bonifacio film” have found their lead star. Film director Erik Matti, producer Dondon Monteverde and Susan Meyer, great-granddaughter of hero Andres Bonifacio, announced they have handpicked Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to portray Bonifacio in a legacy film project to be produced under Regal Entertainment. According to Matti and Monteverde, …