Saturday, May 12, 2018

MYX and Twitter Partner for Myx Music Awards’ Customized Emoji



The 13th MYX Music Awards, happening for the first time at the Big Dome on Tuesday (May 15), has gotten even bigger as it now has the MYX customized Twitter emoji as a unique initiative between MYX, the Philippines' number one music cable channel, and Twitter, one of the biggest social media networks worldwide.

"We're happy and thrilled with the kind of reception that the MYX Music Awards 2018 Twitter emoji has been getting. People have been enjoying the conversation, discussing, and showing their love and support for their favorite music artists involved in the MYX Music Awards," said MYX channel head Andre Alvarez.

He also shared that this is a first among music awards in the country and that MYX is excited to have this initiative with the social media network. "This is the first time music awards in the Philippines is having a customized Twitter emoji, that's why we're happy with our partnership with Twitter and that they were able to do this together with us," he added. 

Users can unlock the colorful emoji using the hashtags #MYXMusicAwards2018 and #MMAs2018, and join the cable channel in celebrating today's hottest performers and hailing this year's nominees and awardees.  

MYX, with the handle @myxphilippines on Twitter, already has 6.39M followers to date, and is included among the top 10 accounts in the country with the largest audience according to socialbakers.com. It is also the second leading non-celebrity account and the most followed local media network on Twitter. 

Join the MYX Music Awards' Twitter conversation now using the hashtags #MYXMusicAwards2018 and #MMAs2018 and try the exclusive emoji. For more updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com. 


Erceflora ProbiBears, a Yummy Chewable 2-in-1 Priobotic Supplement for Kids, Arrives in PH


There is nothing worse than having your child get sick with painful tummy problems. Kids tend to have a higher risk of getting digestive health-related diseases such as diarrhea and constipation from harmful bacteria. A stomachache isn't only uncomfortable; it alters the child's mood and his or her attitude for the day.

As a parent, this definitely causes emotional stress because we don't want to see our kid experiencing any kind of discomfort. 

Experts say probiotics may help ease your child's digestive disorders and make potty training more manageable1.

What are probiotics, which have been showing up in a lot of kids' products lately? As a mom, you want to know what probiotics are and which one to choose for your child.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract.It works like this: A human digestive tract has about 100 trillion healthy bacteria. Bacteria aid in digestion and help the body defend itself against illness2. Thus, probiotics can aid with immunity and help protect you from common colds and flu.

Every person, child or adult, needs a balance of good bacteria in the body. However, this balance is easily upset by a number of factors such as a poor diet, stress orby taking antibiotics and other medication.

Children can get probiotics from eating yogurt and beverages that contain probiotics. However, the amount and quality of probiotics in those food and beverages maynot be enough.

 

It's a good thing there is Erceflora ProbiBears, a yummy tummy supplement with the combined 2-in-1 PROBIO-BOOSTER of not just Lactobacillus acidophilus, but also Bifidobacterium lactis – good bacteria that help prevent gut problems such as diarrhea, upset stomach, and other digestive illnesses to help keep kids happy and healthy everyday. It's the delicious and healthy way to strengthen your child's tummy in yummy chewable bears!

Lactobacillus is good bacteria that are present in a lot of food. A study has shown that Lactobacillus was an effective treatment against infant colic and even helped improve immunityBifidobacterium, on the other hand, helps ease digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence. It also has a longer shelf life4.

From the makers of the World's #1 Probiotic, ProbiBears will reassure moms that their kids stay healthy in the tummy! Moreover, their kids will love it because it comes in fun and yummy chewable bears!

Erceflora ProbiBearis the 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement(Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) that will help improve your child's digestion.

Erceflora ProbiBears will be available in Mercury Drug by June for only Php540SRP per Box of 20s

13 Reasons Why Katherine Langford Loves Simon

                
Australian actress Katherine Langford has garnered global recognition and critical acclaim as 'Hannah Baker' in Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" which became a worldwide phenomenon shortly after its 2017 release on the global platform.  

Katherine plays Leah, best friend to her secretly gay friend whom she also has feelings for in her latest, most talked about movie within the young adult sphere "Love, Simon" that also stars Nick Robinson in the title role along with Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Keiynan Lonsdale.  

 
                
"Love, Simon" is based on Becky Albertalli's book "Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda" where  not openly gay Simon Spier starts a secret email flirtation with another closeted classmate. But when one of his emails falls into the wrong hands, Simon's secret is at risk of going public.  And if Simon won't agree with his clasmate… well, his sexual identity might just become public knowledge. Worse, the privacy of 'Blue', the pen name of the boy he's been emailing, will be public too.

 Here's why Katherine has so much love for "Love, Simon" and the rest of her co-stars:

1.       It kind of encompasses a lot about what it felt like what being in high school is about.
2.       The movie encourages people to be brave. 
3.       From her first TV show (13 Reasons Why) to her first film "Love, Simon", being so different yet united it the sense that both stories are  authentic, truthful and meaningful.
4.       The set of "Love, Simon" was really lighthearted, but with passion and real focus. 
5.       The journey of seeing someone realize that they need to truly be themselves by admitting their sexuality is a fairly universal thing today.  
6.       The film is a John Hughes meets John Green – a great mix of classic and contemporary relatable high school characters and issues. 
7.       This is a big studio making a pro-LGBTQ film, which is very cool. 
8.       Movie is based on the award-winning bestselling beloved book by Becky Albertalli "Simon vs The Homo Sapien's Agenda"
9.       The movie is something new and different and fresh that feels like it hasn't been done before.
10.   Her character Leah is very creative that manifests in her daily choice of fashion, depending on her mood. 
11.   Director Greg Berlanti - "He was the perfect person to direct this for a number of reasons, he has such a vision that is kind of nostalgic whilst also being current."
12.   Her role as Leah resonated well with that feeling in high school wanting to really be your authentic self.
13.   "I think it is something you will go into and come out of feeling better but also take away a really important message from."
                
Jennifer Garner who plays mom to Simon says, "This movie is about a number of things, including family.  The family you are born in to and the family that you create for yourself with friends.  Especially that precious group when you are in those teenage years and they mean everything to you.  It's also about having the courage to really stand up for yourself and say what you need to say."

"Love, Simon" is now showing in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox. 

ABS-CBN Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Dazcon Inc. in Canada for Copyright Infringement

Acting on reports from its own customers, ABS-CBN, the leading Filipino media and entertainment company in the world, served today a Statement of Claim issued in Canadian Federal Court against Dazcon Inc. arising out of set-top boxes that enabled buyers to illegally access hundreds of ABS-CBN's copyrighted movies and TV shows.

 

The suit filed by ABS-CBN against Dazcon Inc. seeks damages of CAD 5 million for copyright infringement, trademark infringement and enabling and inducing copyright infringement of ABS-CBN's copyrighted works.

 

Dazcon Inc. is located in a popular shopping area in Kennedy Square Mall at 50 Kennedy Road South, Unit 60D, Brampton, Ontario.

 

"We are very thankful that concerned ABS-CBN customers notified us of Dazcon's illicit activities that we were able to confirm," saidABS-CBN's AVP & Head of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence. "Beware of these operations that are not licensed or affiliated in any way with ABS-CBN. If you have any suspicions of other boxes being sold that are not affiliated with ABS-CBN, please call the ABS-CBN office in the U.S. or Canada to verify.  We will continue to protect customers by shutting these operations down."

 

"The best way to really fight piracy is a partnership among us, the customers and the community," said ABS-CBN Canada Country Manager Raymund Abog. "This case is a clear example of proactive ABS-CBN customers acting on what they witnessed first-hand as illegal activities of piracy in the community.  Their action will help prevent content pirates from profiting illegally on unsuspecting consumers."

 

David Lipkus, counsel for ABS-CBN in Canada, said, "The dangers associated with using illegal set-top boxes are real, because they may not have been tested pursuant to Canadian safety standards.  I urge all Canadians to be careful and not put their homes and family at risk by plugging in a potentially dangerous set-top box."

 

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Richard Guiterrez Signs an Exclusive Contract with ABS-CBB


Actor Richard Gutierrez and singer KZ Tandingan signed their respective exclusive two-year contracts with ABS-CBN on Thursday, May 10. 

 

Fans of Richard can expect the actor to star in a Star Cinema film and is set to do a TV project. KZ's followers, on the other hand, will continuously see her in the Sunday noontime variety show "ASAP." She is also busy preparing for her major concert entitled "Supreme KZ Tandingan."

 

"I am very excited and very thankful for the trust and the opportunities that will come my way as a Kapamilya," shared former "La Luna Sangre" star Richard when asked how he felt upon signing the contract.


Present in the signing were ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, head of finance for broadcast and news and current affairs Cat Lopez, and  Star Magic head Johnny Manahan. They were joined by Richard's mother and manager Annabelle Rama.

World Famous K-Pop Group BTS to Perform World TV Premier of New Single at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” on Blue Ant Entertainment

dick clark productions announced that global sensation and reigning Top Social Artist winners BTS, will perform the world television premiere of their new single at the "2018 Billboard Music Awards."

 

The Korean pop band, who just announced their highly anticipated new album, "Love Yourself: Tear," will join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes on a night filled with music's biggest names.

 

Hosted by "The Voice" coach Kelly Clarkson, the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, 21 May at 8:00AM on Blue Ant Entertainment. The three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year's hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.

 

BTS Billboard Chart Facts:

 

·       Billboard Music Award-winning BTS, who are nominated for Top Social Artist this year, scored its first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart in October with "Love Yourself: Her" -- earning both the highest-charting album ever on the chart by a K-pop act, and the genre's biggest salesweek. Since then, the seven-membergroup tallied its first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Mic Drop," featuring Desiigner. BTS has also spent more than 70 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, which ranks the most popular music artists across theworld's social networks. Collectively, BTS'albums have earned 1 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and the group's catalog of songs have collected nearly 2 billion on-demand streams.


 

Nominations for the "2018 Billboard Music Awards"were announced earlier this month on NBC's "Today" and on a livestream from Billboard's New York office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.

 

Voting for the two fan-voted categories — Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist — will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

 

"Billboard Music Awards" nominees are based onkey fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

 

Tickets for the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" are on-sale now. To purchase tickets online, fans should go to www.axs.com.

 

The "2018 Billboard Music Awards" produced by dick clark productions will air LIVE, first and exclusive, on Blue Ant Entertainment. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

 

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow Blue Ant Entertainment on https://www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment@BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram, and @BlueAntEnt on Twitter. Join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

 

Blue Ant Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

New Character Posters Unveiled for “SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY”

Barely four weeks out before Han Solo's origin tale opens, Lucasfilm has unveiled new official character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

 

The one-sheets individually showcase the titular Han Solo and key characters such as Lando, Qi'Ra, Chewbacca, Beckett and Dryden.

 

Check out the character posters below and watch Solo: A Star Wars Story in Philippine cinemas May 25.

 








About Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a seres of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

 

Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany. 

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).  

 

Josh Brolin Sheds Thanos Skin, Inhabits Highly-Anticipated “DEADPOOL 2” as Cable


After breaking box office records, Ryan Reynolds returns as "Deadpool" and this time the Merc with the Mouth's movie is bigger and more badass than ever.

 

"Deadpool" debuted in February 2016 with the biggest R-rated opening of all time and went on to be the highest-grossing R-rated film in history with more than $750-million globally. "Deadpool" was also honored as the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category, and Ryan Reynolds was also nominated as Best Actor.

 

Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin has starred in a slate of films, ranging from "No Country For Old Men" and "Sicario," all the way back to the now-classic "Goonies." In "Deadpool 2," Brolin stars as one of the most highly-anticipated screen personas in recent history: the time-traveling Cable, a warrior infected with the techno-organic virus that renders him cybernetic. 

 

"One of the things that made "Deadpool" popular was that, while it was silly and irreverent, it also had a heart and real angst and grounded emotions," says writer/executive producer Rhett Reese. "Wade Wilson is someone who leads a pretty tormented life and lives on the edge of society. We wanted to carry that into "Deadpool 2," and we worked in some pretty serious, dark plots. Deadpool is still on the fringe, he hasn't really made much of his life and he is still scrounging to get by – which is always endearing. The Cable character has also lost a great deal. He has lost his wife and daughter at the hands of a mad man, and he's doing anything in his power, including traveling back in time, to solve that issue and bring them back. In this, there is an undercurrent of real emotion and depth that counterbalances the humor. It's not just farce or a romp. It has real emotional underpinnings and I think the combination is where we like to live."

 

                "Cable is a stalwart of X-Force," says writer/executive producer Paul Wernick. "Deadpool is the gateway into the X-Force world, and an essential part. Cable is the straight man to Deadpool's madness. He provides an almost parallel emotional core. Despite them being very different, they're very similar in that they're both broken. They've both lost something and are in search of something. Ultimately, they find each other."

 

                "Josh is a treasure and one of the great actors of our generation. We're just privileged to have him," says Wernick. "Josh is incredible," adds Sood. "He personifies this character that's been a fan favorite for years. I think it's going to be really exciting for everybody to see it on the screen. It was great for us, because we got to look at all those wonderful Cable - Deadpool stories and try to get the essence of what that relationship was and translate it to the screen. They are incredibly strong-willed personalities. Sparks fly between them. The movie is not a buddy movie in any way, but you can see the beginnings of a partnership that may yield even bigger results in the future."

 

                "Deadpool" creator Rob Liefeld, also created Cable. He says, "Josh Brolin could not be more perfect for the role. He's one of the most talented actors of all space and time!" Liefeld recalls meeting Brolin on set and thinking, "I'm meeting Cable! How awesome is this!?! I dare anyone to meet one of your own creations and not get umpteen butterflies in your stomach."   To morph into the fighting machine Cable, Brolin worked out diligently for months and was also extremely disciplined in his dietary habits. He was very proud of getting into what he calls, "the best shape of my life."

 

Rated R-16 by the MTRCB, "Deadpool 2" opens in Philippine cinemas on May 16from 20th Century Fox – with early previews on May 15 starting 5:00pm at selected theaters nationwide (check cinemas near you!).   

 

Follow 20th Century Fox (PH) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates on Deadpool 2. 

Love and Revenge Collide in ABS-CBN’s Newest Asianovela “DOCTOR CRUSH”


ABS-CBN's newest  Asianovela "Doctor Crush" proves that love is life's greatest doctor as it premieres its much awaited kilig story on primetime beginning this Monday (May 7).

 

Topbilled by three of the biggest Korean stars--- Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung-Kyung and Park Shin Hye--- the show features a delinquent-turned-doctor who is being wooed by her former high school teacher and now colleague in a hospital.

 

Ever since high school, Giselle always gets into a fight with her rebellious attitude. This is brought about by the hardships in life she has to go through at an early age. She finds it hard to trust people and only trusts her grandmother whom she loves very much.


One day she meets her Biology professor Nico, who devotes his time and commitment to put her back on track. Nico had a rough life as a teenager that is why he feels for high school students going through difficult times like Giselle. 

 

The two are getting along well as friends until a nasty rumor about them having an indecent relationship spread on campus. Giselle confronts Sherry, the source of the rumor, and their confrontation lead to an accident that burned part of an establishment.

 

How will she escape this predicament? What will her grandmother do to save her? How will Giselle react knowing that Sherry's father is the surgeon to her grandmother's upcoming surgery? Was there really a medical malpractice? What will happen when Giselle and Nico reunited after 13 years? Can they finally give a shot at love?

 

Don't miss the premiere of "Doctor Crush" this Monday (May 7) after "Since I Found You" only on the first and true home of Asianoveas, ABS-CBN. 

 

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

“Teen Wolf” Tyler Posey Plays a Twisted Game of “TRUTH OR DARE”


He became a household name when he starred as Scott McCall on the long-running MTV series Teen Wolf, which aired its 100th and final episode in September 2017.  

 

Now, Tyler Posey joins Lucy Hale (TV's Pretty Little Liars) as college seniors Lucas and Olivia  in Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). 

 

In the film, a group of college friends heads to Mexico for one last getaway before they begin their post-grad lives and head their separate ways.  As with any core crew, long-brewing romances and allegedly buried conflicts begin to emerge as they prepare to say goodbye.  When a handsome stranger cons Olivia into getting her friends to play a supposedly silly game of "Truth or Dare," they awaken a trickster demon that is hell-bent on getting them to share their darkest secrets or confront their deepest fear…and if they don't, they'll pay the ultimate price.  

 

Ultimately, the trickster forces the group to decide how far they are willing to go to protect their friends.  "Olivia and Markie's relationship is the central one in the film, which is why it has to be tested," shares director Jeff Wadlow.  "Both of them are in love with Lucas, and he's the third point of that triangle.  They have to learn what it is like to sacrifice everything for the ones you love, if they want to make it out alive."

 

Lucas is not simply Markie's boyfriend, but he shares an unspoken crush with Olivia.  They've known each other since they were freshmen, and have made peace with the idea that they're just going to be friends.  A good guy with a strong heart, Lucas can be tough when he needs to be.  That makes for quite the compelling character, because he's about to be in a situation where he's got to make some life-or-death choices.  The first person to believe that Olivia is telling the truth is Lucas, because he gets his turn after her.  When you get a turn, you realize that this is not a hoax.  This is not a joke.  This is happening for real.  

 


Posey reflects that Lucas is just as unbelieving as the rest of his group that the events are going down…until the game burns the question into his forearm.  "Even though Lucas doesn't know how to handle everything that's coming at them, he's good at calculating and being methodical.  If Olivia's the brains of the group and the leader, he's the idea guy.  He's trying to maintain peace in the group as they learn to deal with what's happening."

 

The actor particularly loved Lucas' trip back to Rosarito—alongside Markie and Olivia—to find the root of evil and stop the game once and for all.  "Our characters return to Mexico to talk to this woman and survived a massacre, and try and figure out a way to break the curse," explains Posey.  "While we're at it, we're trying to convince the same creep that brought us out to play 'Truth or Dare' to begin with to cut his own tongue out!"

 

Already a recognizable television star due to the tremendous fan base of Teen Wolf, Posey has begun to establish himself on the big screen as well.  In 2016, Posey starred in Kevin Smith's feature comedy Yoga Hosers.  

 

In Philippine cinemas May 9Truth or Dare is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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