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Kristofer Purnell
Kristofer Purnell

Kristofer is a content producer for Philstar.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment section. As of May 2023, Kristofer is also the sub-section editor for Movies and for Events under Entertainment. He previously served as a social media producer for two years at Philstar.com before shifting to Lifestyle and Entertainment.

A graduate of AB Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2018 — with tracks focusing on journalism and film studies — Kristofer was also a Best Thesis nominee with his study that focused on masculinity and heteronormativity in Philippine films.

Kristofer previously worked at Manila Bulletin in the Digital Lifestyle and Lifestyle sections, writing articles and covering events related to Arts & Culture and Youth.

You can follow his blog (mrsummerpurns.wordpress.com) for film reviews and film-related articles, among others, and his Letterboxd account (letterboxd.com/mrsummerpurns).

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Lee Jae Wook's agency warns legal action following relationship news
by Kristofer Purnell - March 2, 2024 - 4:04pm
The agency of Korean actor Lee Jae-wook threatened legal action against individuals spreading malicious rumors after it was confirmed the actor is dating Aespa member Karina.
Tom Rodriguez 'seeing someone' 2 years after divorcing Carla Abellana
by Kristofer Purnell - March 2, 2024 - 3:16pm
Actor Tom Rodriguez revealed he is back on the dating scene after two years since his marriage to Carla Abellana ended.
'A whole snack': R'Bonney Gabriel creates golden outfit from chocolate wrappers
by Kristofer Purnell - March 2, 2024 - 3:03pm
Miss Universe 2022 and Filipino-American model-designer R'Bonney Gabriel has created a new outfit made out of chocolate wrappers.
Baby no more: Justin Bieber celebrates 30th birthday with wife Hailey
by Kristofer Purnell - March 2, 2024 - 11:35am
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has reached another milestone in his young decorated career, his 30th birthday.
Jon Jon Briones, daughter Isa join Broadway's 'Hadestown'
by Kristofer Purnell - March 2, 2024 - 10:32am
Homegrown Filipino-American stage actor Jon Jon Briones and his daughter Isa have been tapped to join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hadestown" on Broadway.
Sarah Lahbati officially confirms split with Richard Gutierrez
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 9:23pm
After months of speculations, celebrity couple Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati have indeed broken up.
Fil-Am twins amaze on 'The Voice' with One Direction cover
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 4:09pm
The 25th season of reality competition show "The Voice" had quite the premiere following the participation of teenage Filipino-American twins Justin and Jeremy Garcia from California.
Liza Soberano pens touching letter for dog Yuna
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 4:06pm
Actress Liza Soberano may be making waves in Hollywood, but she hasn't forgotten the love of one furry friend who has gotten her through the past few years.
Seventeen leader S.Coups exempted from military service
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 4:04pm
Korean artist S.Coups, the leader of the boy band Seventeen, will not be required to undergo mandatory military service.
This warrior is 59: Gary Valenciano, predicted to die at 44, recalls winning over illnesses
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 4:00pm
Gary Valenciano reflected on his health issues through the years to pediatric cancer patients who graduated from chemotherapy.
Next Attraction: Movies, series showing this March 2024
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 2:22pm
With blockbuster franchises returning, Korean content galore, and loads of series on streaming, March definitely looks to be more than promising.
Dimples Romana celebrates daughter Callie becoming licensed commercial pilot
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 2:17pm
Actress Dimples Romana is one proud mother after her daughter Callie officially became a licensed commercial pilot.
Gloria Diaz, Isabelle Daza reiterate opinions on new Miss Universe rules
by Kristofer Purnell - March 1, 2024 - 2:10pm
Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz and her daughter Isabelle Daza firmly believe only biological women should compete at Miss Universe.
Justin Timberlake confirms *NSYNC on new album
by Kristofer Purnell - February 29, 2024 - 6:15pm
Boy band *NSYNC will appear on a song on Justin Timberlake's upcoming album "Everything I Thought It Was," set for release next month.
Song Kang to enlist in April
by Kristofer Purnell - February 29, 2024 - 4:22pm
Actor Song Kang will enlist as "an active duty soldier" of South Korea's Army in April, his agency confirmed.
Blackpink's Jennie sizzles in Calvin Klein Spring campaign
by Kristofer Purnell - February 29, 2024 - 4:14pm
Calvin Klein has once more tapped Korean artist Jennie of the girl group Blackpink for its Spring campaign.
'Itaewon Class' star Ahn Bo Hyun to hold 1st Manila fan meet in May
by Kristofer Purnell - February 29, 2024 - 3:18pm
Korean actor and model Ahn Bo-hyun will be visiting the Philippines for the first time to meet his Filipino fans.
Jessy Mendiola wore 7 bridal outfits at Palawan church wedding with Luis Manzano
by Kristofer Purnell - February 29, 2024 - 12:48pm
Celebrity couple Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola marked their third anniversary since tying the knot by holding a church wedding at a resort in Coron, Palawan.
LIST: Concerts, events this March 2024
by Kristofer Purnell - February 28, 2024 - 6:27pm
March will carry over the excitement from 2024's early concerts and productions to ensure the year's first quarter ends with a bang.
Jodi Sta. Maria adopts another pet, a black puppy named Lily
by Kristofer Purnell - February 28, 2024 - 5:09pm
The family of actress Jodi Sta. Maria just got bigger following the adoption of a black puppy named Lily.
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