Filipino-Americans Bruno Mars, Olivia Rodrigo lead MTV VMAs 2021 winners, highlights

Filipino-American singing sensation Olivia Rodrigo made a strong debut at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, bagging Moonmens from her five nominations. Her “Driver’s License” was named Song of the Year and Push Performance of the Year. It was the first song released from her debut album “Sour.” Olivia was also named Best New Artist. She was nominated for Best …

‘Black Widow’ screening rolls out the red carpet for London film fans

Film fans, some dressed as their favorite “Avengers” characters, walked and posed on a red carpet in London’s Leicester Square for a special screening of superhero story “Black Widow.” The Marvel Studios movie, starring Scarlett Johansson as Russian-born spy Natasha Romanoff-turned-Avenger Black Widow is among a slate of upcoming major releases postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

‘It’s JulyNa Magdangal!’ Fans welcome month of July with Jolina Magdangal posts

It’s that time of the year again. Memes featuring television host Jolina Magdangal surfaced as fans greeted the first day of July with online posts attributed to her. While its origins are unknown, online users welcomed the seventh month of the year with memes and pictures featuring the showbiz personality whose name sounds close to the Filipino phrase “July na.” …

Filipino Swifties unite to support fellow fan, Binibining Pilipinas bet Karen Mendoza, in pageant journey

Filipino fans of Taylor Swift rallied behind a Binibining Pilipinas candidate who earlier shared that she is a fan of the award-winning artist. Binibining Pilipinas candidate no. 15 Karen Laurrie Mendoza expressed her admiration for Swift when she was introduced on the Facebook page of Araneta City. During Mendoza’s “first” experience in Araneta, she recalled watching Swift’s “Speak Now Live …

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. …