MMFF 2017 Gabi ng Parangal Winners

mmff 2017 gabi ng parangal winners

mmff 2017 gabi ng parangal winnersThe musical/historical/drama film “Ang Larawan” may have lost in the box office but it won the biggest award, First Best Picture, at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held on Wednesday, December 27, at the Kia Theatre. The film that was pulled out of several theaters a day after the film fest opened on Christmas Day due to reported low ticket sales also brought home the Best Actress award (Joanna Ampil), Best Production Design and the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award. Continue reading “MMFF 2017 Gabi ng Parangal Winners”

Official MMFF 2017 Entries Revealed

MMFF 2017

MMFF 2017The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the eight official entries for the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival slated to start on December 25, 2017. The annual festival, which runs from December 25 to the first weekend of January 2018, focuses on Filipino films. During the course of the event, only the 8 official entries are shown in movie theaters all over the Philippines. This year’s MMFF official entries are as follows. Continue reading “Official MMFF 2017 Entries Revealed”

South Africa is Crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2017 - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Miss Universe 2017 - Demi-Leigh Nel-PetersDemi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2017, besting 91 other contestants, during the 66th edition of the prestigious beauty pageant’s finals night held at The Axis at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on November 26, 2017. The 22-year-old model and business management graduate from North-West University is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa, following Miss Universe 1978 Margaret Gardiner.

One of this year’s crowd favorites, Nel-Peters made it to the 16 semi-finalists and eventualy went on to be on the Final 10, Final 5 and Final 3. Continue reading “South Africa is Crowned Miss Universe 2017”

Miss Universe 2017 Coronation Night Updates

miss universe 2017 top 3

miss universe 2017 top 3
Miss Universe 2017: South Africa
1st Runner Up: Colombia
2nd Runner Up: Jamaica


FINAL THREE:
Jamaica
Colombia
South Africa


FINAL FIVE:
South Africa
Venezuela
Thailand
Jamaica
Colombia


Japan wins National Costume Award.


Miss Universe Top 10:
Venezuela
USA
Philippines
Canada
South Africa
Spain
Brazil
Colombia
Thailand
Jamaica


WILDCARD Top 4:
Philippines
Venezuela
Jamaica
China


The AMERICAS Top 4:
Colombia
USA
Brazil
Canada


The EUROPE Top 4:
Spain
Ireland
Croatia
Great Britain


THE AFRICA and ASIA PACIFIC Top 4:
Thailand
Sri Lanka
Ghana
South Africa

What role is Kris Aquino portraying in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie?

Kris Aquino - Crazy Rich Asians

Kris Aquino - Crazy Rich AsiansQueen of All Media Kris Aquino has been widely speculated to have a role in the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians,” a best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan. However, there has been no confirmation of it so far because Aquino said she was obliged to keep her mouth shut due to a none-disclosure agreement she has signed.

The rumors started when Aquino announced via her Instagram account that she will be having a cameo role in a “big Hollywood studio movie about to start filming.” She may not directly confirm her involvement in the “Crazy Rich Asians” but her recent posts clearly showed that she’s with the film’s director and cast in Singapore. Continue reading “What role is Kris Aquino portraying in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie?”

Liza Soberano is the new Darna

Liza Soberano is the new darna

Liza Soberano is the new darnaIt’s official. Young star Liza Soberano was tapped by Star Cinema to play the role of Darna in Erik Matti’s upcoming film adaptation of the iconic Filipina super heroine. The film is set to be released later in the year.

Numerous actresses showed interest on the much coveted role after Angel Locsin, who was initially picked by Matti to star in the movie, had to back out following a back injury. Continue reading “Liza Soberano is the new Darna”

France’s Iris Mittenaere is new Miss Universe

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach - Iris Mittenaere

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach - Iris MittenaereIris Mittenaere, 24, of Lille, France was crowned Miss Universe 2016, besting 85 other contestants from around the globe. She became her country’s second Miss Universe after Christiane Martel who won the title in 1953. Haiti’s Raquel PĂ©lissier and Colombia’s Andrea Tovar were named first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.

The 65th edition of the prestigious beauty pageant was held at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Philippine’s representative, Maxine Medina, made it to Top Six. Continue reading “France’s Iris Mittenaere is new Miss Universe”