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Carlo sees the light
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Carlo Aquino wakes up each morning with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. And that’s not just because the actor-musician’s real last name is Liwanag, or light.
Andrea Brillantes: I’m too young to join 'Darna'
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - July 23, 2019 - 2:23pm
“People have no expectations. I’m super excited,” Andrea added.
Anton Diva’s time to shine
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Anton Diva is proof you can endure in an industry that sees stars come and go, without losing yourself.
Rannie takes up the cudgels for songwriters
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Decades after he composed the hit song Tatlong Beinte Singko (popularized by Dingdong Avanzado), singer-songwriter Rannie Raymundo is still having the time of his life as a musician.
New kids on the pageant block
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The dusky Lovely Dinah Baeshen dared strut around in a purple two-piece during the press presentation for the new beauty pageant Bikining Pilipinas 2019. Lovely is a Muslim, raised in the conservative belief which...
Gelli now an empty nester
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The loneliness of an empty nest can be overwhelming.
Maymay Entrata: Me, a beauty queen?
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - March 4, 2019 - 4:11pm
“Hindi ito habambuhay,” she muses, “Tatanda rin ako.”
'Familia Blondina’s' half-Filipino stars recall funny moments with Pinoy moms 
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - February 26, 2019 - 2:17pm
But Awra had no complaints. He knows it was his mom’s way of showing tough love.
Karylle says yes to more collaborations
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Being married to a songwriter for years can squeeze your creative juices to the max.
KZ & TJ are talking about marriage
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Four years is a long time to be in love. Yet for singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, four years is too short a time to spend with his girlfriend, KZ Tandingan.
Empoy recounts his Sapporo moments
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The multitudes who saw Kita Kita, still the highest-grossing indie film so far, remember Sapporo as the word emblazoned on the beer can a lovelorn Tonyo (Empoy Marquez’s character) sought solace from.
ABS-CBN Christmas special: Family is love
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
You know an event is successful when people come in droves to see it even if there are no announcements outside the venue itself.
Aliw keeps up with times
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Before he shot to fame with his own version of The Way We Were, Kapalaran, Macho Gwapito and others, organizers of the Aliw Awards already saw a gem of a performer in the late Rico J. Puno. They named him Most Promising...
She pushes the right showbiz buttons
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
RDL Pharmaceutical, Inc. vice president for operations Mercedita “Mercy” Lim knows how to push the right buttons in business and showbiz. The family-owned business is 23 years old, a victor in the highly-competitive...
Sharon Cuneta finds KC’s boyfriend perfect
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - November 29, 2018 - 5:44pm
Thanks to Pierre, Sharon said her command of French is getting better “even if I nosebleed at times.”
Richard Gomez admits to being ‘super wild’ when still dating Sharon Cuneta
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - November 28, 2018 - 3:42pm
The actor-politician confessed he was “super wild” during his younger days, while he and Sharon, then in their early 20s, were dating. 
Jed Madela almost quit showbiz; gives advice for singer wannabes
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - November 28, 2018 - 11:40am
Like all singers who pay their dues, Jed had his fair share of down-and-out moments.
Kathryn Bernardo shares her ‘three words to forever’ for Daniel Padilla
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - November 23, 2018 - 10:28pm
For the actress, Daniel (DJ to Kathryn, his family and friends) is not just a boyfriend.
JM de Guzman recalls life after rehab
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - November 23, 2018 - 1:20pm
At 30, JM is a battle-scarred warrior of life who refuses to say die.
Fil-Am ‘American Idol’ runner-up Jessica Sanchez to debut as actress 
by Maridol Rañoa-Bismark - November 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez was recently trending on Twitter when she sang the soulful “Another Silent Christmas Song” with balladeer Christian Bautista at her presscon.
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