‘Eurovision’ is Coming to America

One of the world’s most popular singing competitions is headed to the United States of America. The team behind the Eurovision Song Contest has announced “The American Song Contest,” scheduled to take place during the 2021 holiday season. The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition that pits singers from participating countries against each other. To be eligible, contestants must …

What Filipinos Watched During The Lockdown

The most popular show for Filipinos during the lockdown from mid-March to May was Netflix’s Money Heist, the Spanish series about a group robbing the Royal Mint in the first season and the Royal Bank of Spain in the second season.  It just released the second part of its second season during the lockdown, which iPrice, a Southeast Asian e-commerce …

72nd Emmys: A Lineup Made for the Internet Age

Emmy voters came up with a roster of selections as diverse and eclectic as the current face of television, reaching out to new shows and services and nominating numerous people of color. In the past, the Television Academy has often been slow to recognize quirkier or off-the-beaten-track fare. Not so in the 72nd annual edition of its awards, which might …

Gaga, Grande Top MTV VMA Noms, 2 New Categories Added

Gaga and Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their number one dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop song, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, the second-most nominated acts with six each, are also up for video …

ICYMI: ‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Has Already Been Filmed

Just days after “The Kissing Booth 2” debuted on Netflix on July 24, the streaming giant has announced that the hit teen romance will become a trilogy next year. And it turns out that the third installment in the series won’t be jeopardized by the Covid-19 pandemic — because it is already in the can. The original “Kissing Booth,” released …

Disney Delays Blockbuster Films Due to COVID-19

Walt Disney has postponed the release of three major films, dealing a fresh blow to cinema operators struggling amid the pandemic. The new Avatar and Star Wars films have been delayed a year, while Mulan has been removed from schedules completely. Mulan, already delayed because of cinema closures, was scheduled for release at the end of August. A rise in …

‘Glee’ Creators Set Up College Fund for Naya Rivera’s Son

The creators of “Glee” are setting up a college fund for Naya Rivera’s four-year-old son. The actress’ body was recovered from Lake Piru in California on July 13, days after she went missing during a boating trip with her son, Josey. An autopsy ruled she died from drowning. “Glee” producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan described the former …

Emma Watson Joins Board of Gucci

British actor and activist Emma Watson has joined the board of French fashion giant Kering, owner of the Gucci label, which has faced criticism over its sustainability record. The Harry Potter star, a well-known supporter of eco-friendly fashion, will chair Kering’s sustainability committee after shareholders backed the move. A former Credit Suisse boss and the head of Chinese ride hailing …

Netflix CEO Donating $120 Million to HBCUs

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, announced they are giving 120 million dollars to support scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. The donation, the largest of its kind, will be split among Morehouse College, Spelman College and the United Negro College Fund, and will be enough for both universities to support 200 students each over the …