Sunday, May 5, 2019

ABS-CBN Dominates 4th Golden Laurel Media Awards, Wins Station of the Year for 4 Straight Years

ABS-CBN earned another nod of approval from students and academe, earning its 4th Best TV Station award from Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU-Batangas) at the 4th Golden Laurel Media Awards.

 

The Kapamilya network also dominated the categories, winning 20 out for 30 awards in various categories.

 

"Halik" won Best Primetime Series while "Kadenang Ginto" got the award for Best Daytime Drama Series.  "Maalaala Mo Kaya" was named Best Drama Anthology while "It's Showtime" won Best Entertainment Show.  "Gandang Gabi Vice" (GGV) won Best Celebrity Talk Show while host Vice Ganda was declared Best Celebrity Talk Show Host.  "Wansapanataym" earned the award for Best Values Oriented Show. 

 

"Halik" star Jericho Rosales was named Best TV Actor while "Ngayon at Kailanman" star Julia Barretto won Best TV Actress. "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" stars Jhong Hilario and Susan Roces won the awards for Best Supporting TV Actor and Actress, respectively. 

 

In the news category, "TV Patrol" was declared Best News Program while two of its anchors Ted Failon and Bernadette Sembrano won Best Male and Female Newscaster, respectively.  Students and employees chose "Umagang Kay Ganda" as the Best Morning Show while weekend current affairs program "Tapatan ni Tunying" won Best Public Affairs Program. "Salamat Dok" was declared Best Public Service Program. 

 

Students also chose Kapamilya personalities Alex Gonzaga as Influencer of the Year and loveteam James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine) as Loveteam of the Year.

 

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Jollibee Honors All Loving Mom in the Newest Inpising Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day Video

From the moment mothers feel a heartbeat inside their womb, to the first time they see and hold their newborn, they have made a promise to remain strong and shower their children with eternal love and support throughout their life.   

This May, Jollibee and creative agency McCann World Group Philippines honor all loving moms as they release a special Kwentong Jollibee Mother's Day special that will remind everyone of the power of a mother's unwavering affection and nurturing love. 

Directed by Sheron Dayoc, 'Schoolboy' follows the story of a young boy as he overcomes his insecurities in his new school and achieves his dream with the help of his mother's care and encouraging words that gave him the confidence he needed. 

"There are many types of love in this world - one we share with friends, relatives, and significant others. But we know that it is the love that we receive from our mothers that make us feel more confident to embrace ourselves," said Francis Flores, Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head.

For a child, there is no greater gift in life than having a mother who is there by their side and cheer them on as they grow up. "This Mother's Day, we want to showcase the unique bond that a mother and child have and how this encourages the child to love themselves and live their life with a purpose no matter their personal condition," adds Flores. 

As the guiding light of every Filipino household, mothers play an inspiring figure in the life of each member of the family. Last year, Jollibee touched the hearts of netizens with its successful Mother's Day trilogy - Amor", "Tess", and "Helen" - which reached over 27 million views in Facebook and YouTube and touched hearts of over 65.8 million netizens, Jollibee once again celebrates the red-letter day with a new heartwarming Kwentong Jollibee Mother's Day special. 

 

This year, Jollibee aims to once again shine the spotlight on moms as a fitting tribute to the person who never fails to provide encouragement and support every step of the way. Watch the 'Schoolboy' Kwentong Jollibee Mother's Day special on Jollibee's official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 

In time for this year's Mother's Day celebration, everyone is invited to bring their beloved mother and the whole family for a langhap-sarap feast at Jollibee. From May 10 to 12, customers who purchase a 6-pc Chickenjoy Bucket will get a free sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti as a treat for the special day. Meanwhile, every purchase of an 8-pc Chickenjoy Bucket comes with two free Jolly Spaghetti. Promo is also available for take-out, drive-thru, and delivery.

iWant Streams 8 New Original Digital Series and Tons of Movies this Year

  

In November last year, an original Filipino digital movie broke the internet after its trailer earned more than six million views in 24 hours. That movie was "Glorious," an original offering from streaming service iWant and whose story about a risqué May-December love affair featuring Angel Aquino and Tony Labrusca piqued netizens' curiosity.

  

Since then, iWant has been changing the landscape of Filipino entertainment and digital content as it enlisted different creators and filmmakers to produce more original series and movies of different genres released month after month.

  

Last March, iWant also launched the series "Bagman," whose engaging showcase of politics, drama, and action topped off with Arjo Atayde's effective portrayal of a barber-turned-henchman for a governor has generated praises from users.

  

As the first streaming service developed by Filipinos for Filipinos, iWant has launched free original titles, including the intergalactic romance-drama series "Jhon en Martian," teen-fantasy series "Spirits Reawaken," and the live variety show "iWant ASAP" headlined by the country's hottest artists and stars. 

  

iWant will release new original offerings this May such as the romance-drama series "Past Present Perfect," starring Shaina Magdayao and Loisa Andalio, ang Dreamscape Digital's exclusive original series "Sino Ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa." 

 

This year, users can also expect new additions to iWant's diverse line-up of original content, including "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3" featuring Eugene Domingo's return to her iconic role as a fictionalized version of herself, "Mga Batang Poz," which tells the story of four Filipino teenagers with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as the sexy comedy "Don't Call Me Tita," "Kargo," "She's Into Her," and "Taiwan You Love."

  

Aside from its original titles, iWant also boasts the biggest library of blockbuster Filipino movies such as "Barcelona: A Love Untold," "My Ex and Whys," "One More Chance," "Kita Kita," "No Other Woman," and "Sukob," among others – which can accessed for free.

  

On top of that, iWant users can also livestream their favorite sports events and revisit the highlights of the games of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Premier Volleyball League (PVL), Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), Alab Pilipinas, Pinoy Pride, boxing events, and national tournaments in its one-stop iWant Sports section. 

  

The streaming service also allows Filipinos to catch up on currently airing ABS-CBN teleseryes, as well as rewatch their favorite shows such as the 90s teen drama series "Tabing Ilog" and the phenomenal hit "Be Careful With My Heart."

  

More subscribers can also get their iWant craving in the comfort of their own homes as they can already connect the streaming service to their TVs via Chromecast and Apple Airplay. Filipinos can also get access to more shows and movies without breaking the bank by availing Smart Communications' and Globe Telecom's respective promos. 

  

With iWant, which is available on iOS and Android or via web browser on iwant.ph, users can get their entertainment and information fix by watching truly Filipino content that they want for free, whenever and wherever they are.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Charo Santos-Concio Receives FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Award

Multi-awarded actress and film producer and ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos Concio was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 67th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards on Sunday (April 28) for her contributions to Philippine cinema.

FAMAS recognized Charo and female Filipino directors Laurice Guillen and Marilou Diaz-Abaya for "breaking glass ceilings and developing Philippine cinema to where it is today."

In a statement by FAMAS, Jury Head and multi-awarded screenwriter Ricky Lee said the winners "pushed Filipino cinema forward, not only through their efforts in front and behind the cameras, but through their dedication to create new platforms that would usher and nurture a new generation of Filipino filmmakers."

Through her Instagram account, Charo thanked one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies for film in the Philippines for her newest accolade. "Thank you for appreciating my craft. I hope to be able to contribute more to the industry the best way I can. Mabuhay ang pelikulang Pilipino!" she said.

Charo entered the film industry as a production assistant, getting her breakthrough acting role in Lino Brocka's "Itim" and going on to star and win recognitions in films like "Tisoy," "Kisapmata," "Kakabakaba ka ba?" "Gumapang Ka sa Lusak," "Hindi Mo Ako Kaya Tapakan," and recently in "Ang Babaeng Humayo," which won her a Best Actress nomination at the prestigious Asian Film Festival Awards in 2017.

Aside from acclaimed on-screen portrayals, she was also part of iconic films such as "Himala," "Oro Plata Mata," and "Kisapmata" as producer.

Charo was also cited for championing the restoration and preservation of classic Filipino films with the ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project. She was also previously the president and CEO of ABS-CBN, the country's leading entertainment and media company.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The 25th James Bond Movie Set to Start Principal Photography

James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed the start of principal photography on the 25th official James Bond film begins on 28 April 2019.  From Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007. 

 

Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release the 25th James Bond feature film domestically through their United Artists Releasing banner on April 8, 2020; through Universal Pictures International and Metro Goldwyn Mayer in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.

 

Director, Cary Joji Fukunaga confirmed the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and introduced Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.

 

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. 

 

The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and on location in London, Italy, Jamaica and Norway.

 

Wilson and Broccoli commented, "We're thrilled to return to Jamaica with Bond 25, Daniel Craig's fifth instalment in the 007 series, where Ian Fleming created the iconic James Bond character and Dr No and Live And Let Die were filmed."

 

Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, other members of the creative team are; Director of Photography Linus Sandgren, Editor Tom Cross and Elliot Graham, Production Designer Mark Tildesley, Costume Designer Suttirat Larlarb, Supervising Stunt Coordinator Olivier Schneider, 2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Visual Effects Supervisor Charlie Noble. Returning members to the team are; 2nd Unit Director Alexander Witt, Special Effects and Action Vehicles Supervisor Chris Corbould and Casting Director Debbie McWilliams.

 

Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, was a global box office hit, opening #1 in 81 territories around the world, including the U.S., and earning $880 million at the global box office. The film broke a new all-time box office record in the UK with the biggest seven-day opening of all time at $63.8 million. Skyfall, the 23rd film in the series, earned $1.1 billion worldwide.

 

The start of production launch of Bond 25 was streamed live on the official James Bond channels: 007.com, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and the video is now available on demand on all of these sites.

 

NOTES:

The announcement took place at GoldenEye in Jamaica, once the home of Ian Fleming where he created the James Bond character in 1952. Ian Fleming wrote 12 novels and two collections of short stories on the island. GoldenEye is owned and operated by Island Outpost, founded by Chris Blackwell who formerly owned Island Records. 

GoldenEye will not be used as a filming location for Bond 25.

 

James Bond is the longest running, and one of the most successful franchises of all time, with twenty-four films produced and the twenty-fifth about to commence principal photography. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and have produced the past eight Bond films together, including the highly successful Skyfall and Spectre. All of the James Bond films have been made in collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios or United Artists, its predecessor.

 

Bond 25 will distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/.


MayWard Inks 2-Year Network Contract with ABS-CBN

 

Love team MayWard, consisting of Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, officially inked their respective two-year network contracts with ABS-CBN. 

 

Edward currently top-bills the recently launched fantaserye "Hiwaga Ng Kambat" which replaced "Wansapanataym." "Everybody works doubly hard on the set. You may see them tired after a long day but everything's worth it just to make our Kapamilyas happy," shared Edward.  

 

Maymay, who also appears on the said program, is busy taping for the Kathryn-Alden movie "Hello, Love, Goodbye." "I was very nervous on the first few days of the shoot. But I've already adjusted and have learned to be more comfortable especially, now, that I've seen how caring they can get with their colleagues," Maymay remarked. 

 

Present in the signing were ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, head of treasury, investor relations, business decision support & finance operations cluster 2 Rick Tan, Star Magic head Johnny Manahan, and Edward Barber's father Kevin.

Biggest Kapamilya Stars Converge this Summer in the 2019 BAS-CBN “Summer is Love” Station ID

 

The biggest stars from our favorite Kapamilya shows are joining forces to spread good vibes and brighten up the season as they dance to the country's new summer anthem in the 2019 ABS-CBN "Summer Is Love" Station ID.

 

Sing and dance along with the likes of of Coco Martin of "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," Angel Locsin of "The General's Daughter," and the cast of "Kadenang Ginto" in the premiere of the star-studded summer video this Saturday (April 27) on "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN. 

 

"Idol Philippines" host Billy Crawford and judges Vice Ganda, James Reid, Moira Dela Torre, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid will also perform the song live tomorrow, together with "It's Showtime" family led by Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Amy Perez, and Ryan Bang.

 

Also featured in the video, which takes us to different sets and locations of Kapamilya programs, are the "ASAP Natin 'To" family of Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Erik Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Edward Barber, Donny Pangilinan, Robi Domingo, TNT Boys Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion, Janine Berdin, Yeng Constantino, KZ Tandingan, Morissette, and Boyband PH Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, and Ford Valencia; "World of Dance" host Pia Wurtzbach with judges Gary Valenciano, Maja Salvador, and Billy Crawford; and "Minute to Win It" host Luis Manzano with Negi.

 

Joining them are the cast of "Los Bastardos" led by Jake Cuenca, Albie Casino, Joseph Marco, Joshua Colet, Marco Gumabao, Jane Oineza, Gloria Diaz, and Ronaldo Valdez; Paulo Avelino, Arjo Atayde, JC De Vera, Ryza Cenon, Cholo Baretto, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Tirso Cruz III, Janice De Belen, Albert Martinez, and Maricel Soriano from "The General's Daughter;" Sophia Reola and RK Bagatsing of "Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit;" and Dimples Romana, Beauty Gonzalez, Adrian Alandy, Francine Diaz, Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri, and Seth Fedelin of "Kadenang Ginto."

 

The stars of the new afternoon teleserye "Mea Culpa Sino Ang May Sala" Bela Padilla, Tony Labrusca, Kit Thompson, Ketchup Eusebio,  Sandino Martin, Ivana Alawi, and Jodi Sta. Maria will also show their dance moves, same as Atty. Jose Sison of "Ipaglaban Mo," and Yassi Pressman, Empoy Marquez, Bassilyo, and Smugglaz of "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," who were with Coco in Japan.

 

Getting in on the fun are "Magandang Buhay" hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal-Escueta, and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, "Tonight with Boy Abunda" host Boy Abunda, the kiddie comedians of "Goin' Bulilit," and their older counterparts in "Banana Sundae" led by Angelica Panganiban, John Prats, Jason Gainza, Jobert Austria, and Pooh.

 

Not to be left behind in the newest dance craze are "PBB Otso" Teen Batch 1 Big Four Lie Reposposa, Kaori Oinuma, Karina Bautista, and Jelay Pilones, and the "PBB Otso" Adult Big Four Yamyam Gucong, Fumiya Sankai, Andre Brouilette, and Lou Yanong.

 

Following ABS-CBN's hit Christmas campaigns "Just Love" and "Family is Love," this year's summer theme also bears a message of love, emphasizing how life is more meaningful and fun when shared with loved ones like family and friends, whether in good or bad times.

 

The "Summer is Love" station ID is produced by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management division. Words were composed by Robert Labayen and Lloyd Oliver Corpuz with music and additional rap lyrics by Yumi Lacsamana and Thyro Alfaro. The "Summer is Love" dance, meanwhile, was choreographed by Edsel Misenas and the Autonomicass Crew.

 

Don't miss the live performance and premiere of the 2019 ABS-CBN "Summer Is Love" Summer Station ID this Saturday (April 27) on "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN. It can also be watched on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit abscbnpr.com

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” Cast Invites Pinoy Fans to Watch the Movie on May 9

 



Kumusta, Philippines! Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton invite Filipino fans to watch "POKÉMON Detective Pikachu" in a new video released by Warner Bros. Pictures. 

 

Check out the greeting below and watch "POKÉMON Detective Pikachu" in Philippine cinemas May 09.

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/warnerbrosphils/videos/vl.360675458026455/385621632163136/?type=1 

      

YouTube:  https://youtu.be/L76WELL8i9k 

 

"POKÉMON Detective Pikachu" is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Park Bo Gum Manila Tour Postponed

The Park Bo Gum "May Your Everyday Be a Good Day" Tour in Manila, slated on April 27 (Saturday), is postponed and rescheduled to June 22 (Saturday) upon request of Blossom Entertainment due to the recent earthquakes that happened in the Philippines.

ABS-CBN and Ovation Productions apologize for any inconvenience caused by this decision. The safety of the fans, staff, and artist is our top priority. We appreciate your kind patronage and we are grateful for your understanding.

All tickets sold with the original date will be honored on the new fan meet schedule.

For more inquiries, please call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or email customercare@smtickets.com.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Search for “Idol Philippines” Starts this Easter Sunday on ABS-CBN

 

The Filipinos' world-class singing talent will once again take centerstage as the country's biggest singing competition "Search for the Idol Philippines" begins its search for the country next singing idol this Sunday (April 21).

 

The idol hopefuls from all over the world are now ready to impress viewers nationwide with their immense vocal talent and inspire everyone with their unique stories of perseverance. bringing laughter, tears, and inspiration to audiences every week.

 

Viewers are also up for more surprises as four of the country's most prominent OPM stars —Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Moira Dela Torre, James Reid, and Vice Ganda — join forces for the first time in finding the next vocal superstar.

 

For over three decades, Regine has proven that she is an OPM icon, with songs that touched millions and who inspired a whole generation of singers. As her first stint as judge in a reality-talent competition, the Asia's Songbird will share her experience as one of the well-respected Pinoy divas to hone and ready each contestant for stardom.

 

Moira Dela Torre, on the other hand, defines the current sound of OPM as she made hits after another with her heartfelt tunes and soothing vocals. She was also hailed the most streamed Filipina artist of 2018 by Spotify, making her the hottest OPM star today. As judge, she will use her distinct voice to let the aspiring singers shine and reach their dreams.

 

From being a TV and movie actor, James is also now a multi-awarded singer-songwriter. He has also built his own record label Careless Music Manila, proving that he can also work behind the scenes as a producer. Having the total package, the Multimedia Prince will inspire the singing aspirants to be an all-around artist to make a mark in the industry.

 

A record-breaking concert performer, the Unkabogable Phenomenal Box-Office Star Vice Ganda has proven his star power in the concert scene with his yearly sold-out concerts. He has also recorded a slew of hit novelty songs that brought good vibes and became anthems of madlang people. Aside from bringing happiness every afternoon, Vice will also impress viewers every weekend with his on-point comments that will test the singing hopefuls' determination to win the competition.

 

They will also be joined by the international RnB sensation Billy Crawford, who will highlight the inspiring stories of the idol hopefuls that will touch the hearts of viewers.

 

Tune in to the idol hopefuls' journey on "Search for the Idol Philippines" starting this Sunday (April 21) on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

ABS-CBN Stays on Top in March

ABS-CBN remained unbeatable as the most watched network in March as nine Kapamilya shows continue to entertain and empower viewers, leading it to record an average audience share of 47%, or 17 points higher compared to GMA's 30%, according to data from Kantar Media.

Still leading the list of most watched programs is "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" (42.4%) which remains undisputed as the top program nationwide with its adrenaline-pumped action in March. It is followed by "The General's Daughter" (32.3%), which has triumphed over a new rival program with almost double the viewership.

Talent show "World of Dance Philippines" (31.5%)is the leading program on Saturdays and Sundays as it consistently topped weekend programming last month, while "TV Patrol" (30.9%) stayed as the Filipinos' newscast of choice for relevant news and information.

 "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (28.7%) kept viewers in March inspired, while "Halik" (24.5%) had viewers' hooked on the fierce confrontations of its lead characters.

Also part of the top ten list are the magazine show "Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo?" (22.2%), the values-laden series "Wansapanataym" (21.9%), and the relevant sit-com "Home Sweetie Home Walang Kapares" (21.6%).

Meanwhile, the Kapamilya network kept its lead nationwide, particularly in Metro Manila where it hit an average audience share of 44% versus GMA's 24%, and in Mega Manila where it got an average audience share of 38%, compared to GMA's 30%. ABS-CBN also topped in Total Luzon where it registered 41%, beating GMA's 33%; in Total Visayas where it scored 57%, compared to GMA's 23%; and in Total Mindanao where it garnered 56% versus GMA's 25%.

ABS-CBN also won across all time blocks, particularly in the primetime block (6PM to 12 MN) where it garnered an average audience share of 50%, or 20 points higher than GMA's 30%. The primetime block is the most important time of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investments in to reach more consumers effectively.

Likewise, the Kapamilya network also reigned supreme in the morning block (6 AM to 12 NN), where it registered 38%, compared to GMA's 28%; in the noontime block (12 NN to 3 PM), where it hit 48% versus GMA's 29%; and in the afternoon block (3PM-6PM) with 49%, beating GMA's 30%. 


Global audience measurement provider Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

Global K-Pop Sensation ‘BTS’ Joins Forces with ‘Halsey’ for WorldTV Premiere Performance on the “2019 Billboard Music Awards”


 

dick clark productions announced today that global superstars BTS will take the stage with chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey for the worldwide collaborative debut of their brand-new track "Boy With Luv" at the "2019 Billboard Music Awards." BTS and Halsey join previously announced performers Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani, plus a special performance by 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey. The "2019 Billboard Music Awards," with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand GardenArena in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 2 at 8:00AMon Blue Ant Entertainment available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channel 37, and will feature this year's hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

 
Two-time Billboard Music Award winners BTS last performed at the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" with their top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single "Fake Love." They also walked away with the Top Social Artist trophy in both 2017 and 2018, and are nominated in the Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist categories this year. Three-time Billboard Music Award winner Halsey took the Billboard Music Awards stage in both 2017 and 2018, first performing her hit "Now or Never" and then joining The Chainsmokers the following year to pay tribute to Avicii. Halsey is nominated this year for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Song for "Without Me."  
 
Billboard Chart Facts:
 
BTS
In the past year, BTS scored its first two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart with Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer. The act also claimed their first top 10 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Fake Love." So far, the South Korean pop phenom has seen its catalog of albums earn 2.6 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, while their collected songs have tallied over 4.2 billion on-demand streams. Additionally, BTS remains an incredible force on social media thanks to their fans ARMY, as reflected on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The group has racked up over 100 weeks at No. 1 on tally, which ranks the most popular music acts on social media.
 
Halsey
In 2015, Halsey launched at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with her debut studio album Badlands. A year later, she scored her first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, as featured on The Chainsmokers' "Closer." She tallied her first Billboard 200 leader, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, in 2017, while 2019 brought her first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist, "Without Me." She has earned four No. 1s on the Pop Songs chart, with her latest, "Eastside," with Benny Blanco and Khalid, replacing "Without Me" directly at the summit.

"Billboard Music Awards" nominees and winners are based on key 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 awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. 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.
 
The "2019 Billboard Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
 

For the latest news on the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), exclusive content and more, be sure to follow Blue Ant Entertainment on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment/@BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram and @BlueAntEnt on Twitter.

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” Reveals Final Trailer

"X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX" FINAL TRAILER REVEAL




With Jean Grey aka Phoenix (played by Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner) out of control in the final trailer reveal of "X-Men: Dark Phoenix", her fellow mutants unite to save her from wreaking havoc on earth and to the rest of the X-men force.  "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" is adapted from the classic storyline during the 1980s when the X-men were on a rescue mission in space and when Jean was struck by a powerful solar flare and returned to earth unknowingly transformed into the most dangerous lethal weapon.  Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

""X-Men: Dark Phoenix" also stars Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Andrew Stehlin as Red Lotus, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler and Kota Eberhardt as Selene with Jessica Chastain in a mysterious role. 

"X-Men: Dark Phoenix" opens in Philippine cinemas on June 5 from 20th Century Fox.  

Follow 20th Century Fox to check out latest trailer reveal - Youtube - 20thcenturyfoxph , Facebook - 20th Century Fox (PH)

“The Curse of La Llorona” Holds Sneak Previews in PH Cinemas on April 22 and 23


The curse comes to life sooner than you think as New Line Cinema and producer James Wan's "The Curse of La Llorona" holds special, whole-day sneak previews on Monday & Tuesday, April 22 & 23 in selected cinemas nationwide.

 

This gives horror fans an early treat as the suspense thriller is due to open wide across the Philippines on May 1st yet.

 

Tickets to the sneaks will be at regular admission prices.  Moviegoers are advised to check the social pages of their favorite cinemas for the screening schedule.

 

"The Curse of La Llorona" is rated R-13 by the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).  The film contains depictions of horror, frightening scenes and occasional gore, that may not be suitable for children below thirteen (13) years of age.

 

"The Curse of La Llorona" is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #LaLlorona

 

 

About "The Curse of La Llorona"

From New Line Cinema and producer James Wan, "The Curse of La Llorona" brings the iconic Latin American legend to terrifying life in an original horror film, marking the feature directorial debut of Michael Chaves, the innovative filmmaker behind the award-winning short "The Maiden."   

 

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children.  Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.  Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.  

 

Produced by James Wan ("Aquaman"), Gary Dauberman (screenwriter "IT" and "Annabelle" franchises) and Emile Gladstone ("Army of One"), "The Curse of La Llorona" stars Linda Cardellini (the Oscar-winning "Green Book," Netflix's "Bloodline"), Raymond Cruz (TV's "Breaking Bad," "Training Day") and Patricia Velasquez (TV's "Arrested Development," "The Mummy" films), along with Marisol Ramirez (TV's "NCIS: Los Angeles"), Sean Patrick Thomas (the "Barbershop" films, "Halloween: Resurrection"), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ("Selfless") and newcomer Roman Christou.

One Music Brings Back “One Paradise” to La Union

 

One Music PH teams up with ABS-CBN Lifestyle, MYX, and L.U. Soul and returns to La Union for "One Paradise," a gig for a cause happening along San Juan beach this April 26 (Friday)

 

A movement to inspire the youth to save and protect the environment through music, "One Paradise" brings together artists from different genres—Sue Ramirez, AC Bonifacio,Cane City, brwn, Quacid, Tanakuta. Jason Fernandez, Miro Valero, Dotty's World,Agsunta, Migz Haleco, and Parokya ni Edgar—all on one stage. 

 

Don't miss the ABS- CBN Lifestyle Hotshots of 2019, this year's batch of hunky actors and heartthrobs who will add heat to the event.


Also joining are MYX VJ Samm and Sports and Action host Vince Velasco who will serve as hosts of the benefit gig, which is now on its second year.


The "One Paradise" movement aims to help educate La Union locals and Metro Manila's urbanites on the perils of single-use plastics and promote responsible beach partying. Aside from the show, it includes a eco-brick teaching session spearheaded by L. U. Soul, a community-driven ecotourism movement that promotes sustainability of the world's fifth longest shoreline, the La Union coastline.

 

Last year, the movement brought together more than 3,500 attendees to the gig and also encouraged participants to support the clean-up drive that was done, which was replaced by the eco-brick this coming year. 

 

One Music PH is ABS-CBN's music portal that offers Filipinos the total music experience with audio and video streaming, music news, and exclusive digital concerts featuring the brightest Filipino talents. It also allows aspiring musicians a crack at stardom by allowing them to upload their work on the website.


Head out to La Union this April 26 (Friday) and support the "One Paradise" cause. For updates follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Jollibee welcomes Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as its Newest Ambassador

Jollibee, the country's number one fast-food brand, has added no less than the most beautiful woman in the universe to its stellar roster of endorsers: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

 

The fast-food brand officially welcomed Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray in an afternoon filled with joy, laughter, and endless servings of the new and improved Jolly Twirl.

 

An iconic queen for an iconic brand

"I feel incredibly honored to be part of the Jollibee family and this successful homegrown brand that makes me proud to be a Filipino," shared the 25-year-old reigning queen. "Being able to associate the new and improved slow-melt Jolly Twirl with my own slow-mo twirl makes this opportunity a great fit, and it's a bonus that I absolutely love this dessert!

 

Catriona also shared how excited she was for the experience of having filmed the commercial with Twirlieone of Jollibee's friends who gracefully mimicked her famous lava walk right after her victory. In a twirling showdown, Miss Universe even graciously commended Twirlie's moves.

 

"Twirlie and I have our own special twirls, but I must say—the best twirl ever is now the Jolly Twirl!" Catriona said.

 

"We at Jollibee feel very honored to have Catrionajoin our family," said Francis Flores, Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer"She has shown incredible grace, empathy, and Filipino excellence in the world stage, brought home the most coveted crown, and continues to help and inspire Filipino children through her advocacies. She called us iconic, but she's an equally iconic figure—an iconic queen that captured our nation's heart."

 

'The best twirl ever'

Catriona shares that she has simple tastes and her favorite menu item when she has a sweet tooth is the Chocolate Sundae Twirl.

 

"I like to enjoy Chocolate Sundae Twirl whenever I can. Whether you're craving for something indulgentor having a celebration, its perfect for all occasions talaga," she said. "This new and improved Jolly Twirl is the best twirl ever, because it's now thicker, creamier, and slower to melt so we can enjoy it longer – together!"

 

Like Miss Universe 2018 herself, give yourself the joyful twirl of the Jolly Twirlavailable in four variants.Go for the timeless classic Vanilla Cone Twirl (PHP 10.00*), with the thicker, creamier vanilla soft-serve ice cream twirled perfectly into and on top of a crispy cone. Indulge your chocolate cravings with the Chocolate Cone Twirl (PHP 15.00*), with the chocolate-dipped soft-serve giving a new dimension of deliciousness. Go all out with the Chocolate Sundae Twirl (PHP 30.00*) or Mini Chocolate Sundae Twirl (PHP 24.00) and revel in the irresistible combination of thick, creamy vanilla ice cream and generous drizzling of glossy, sweet chocolate syrup.

 

Try out the new and improved Jolly Twirl in any Jollibee branch nearest you!

 

*Prices may vary across different locations

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