TODAY’S HEADLINES

Escape with ‘La La Land’ or time to get real? Oscars face choiceMonday, Feb 27, 2017, 3:46 AM | By Jill Serjeant, Reuters

Syria’s White Helmets rescuers will not attend Oscars after allSunday, Feb 26, 2017, 3:43 PM | Agence France-Presse

‘Moonlight’ tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of OscarsSunday, Feb 26, 2017, 10:46 AM | By Frankie Taggart, Agence France-Presse

Escape with ‘La La Land’ or time to get real? Oscars face choice17-Feb-27, 3:46 AM | By Jill Serjeant, ReutersThe biggest question may not be who will win but how much politics will rain on the 'La La Land' Oscar parade.

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in ‘Big Love,’ ‘Titanic,’ dies at 6117-Feb-27, 1:29 AM | ReutersThe actor died after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday.

Syria’s White Helmets rescuers will not attend Oscars after all17-Feb-26, 3:43 PM | Agence France-PresseRaed Saleh cancelled his trip due to a heavy workload while Khaled Khatib's passport was rejected despite a valid U.S. visa.

‘Moonlight’ tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of Oscars17-Feb-26, 10:46 AM | By Frankie Taggart, Agence France-PresseThe movie -- made for just $1.5 million -- took best film as well as best director for Barry Jenkins and best screenplay, cinematography and editing.

Foreign Oscar contenders denounce ‘fanaticism’ in U.S.17-Feb-26, 8:47 AM | ReutersThe directors of all five foreign language film nominees voiced out their 'disapproval of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism we see today in the U.S...'

‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Hillary’s America’ win Razzie ‘worst’ films17-Feb-26, 8:23 AM | ReutersThe superhero ensemble and the anti-Hillary Clinton documentary won four Razzies apiece and tied for worst film of 2016.

BREAKING NEWS as of 17-Feb-26, 9:11 PM

Indie director Mike Sandejas to helm new season of ‘Philippines’ Next Top Model’17-Feb-25, 4:16 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comTen years after the local franchise of Tyra Banks' show premiered on Philippine television, the show returns, this time on TV5.

Stars recall real-life pain seen in ‘La La Land’ auditions17-Feb-25, 2:32 PM | By Veronique Dupont, Agence France-Presse'People would look up at me and look back at their paper and not look at me again. I remember feeling very insignificant,' Emma Watson recalls one audition.

Oscars so divided: Hollywood still struggles with race17-Feb-25, 9:20 AM | By Piya Sinha-Roy, ReutersCritics say the real test will be when the movie industry, like television, casts more actors of color in roles that are not defined by their race.

‘La La Land’ set to win big at Oscars17-Feb-24, 3:50 PM | By Frankie Taggart, Agence France-PresseAnalysts are backing the musical but expect it to fall just a bit short of the record 11 statuettes achieved by 'Ben-Hur' and 'Lord of the Rings 3.'

Warner Bros. names new ‘Batman’ director, mum on Ben Affleck17-Feb-24, 11:11 AM | InterAksyon.comMatt Reeves ('Cloverfield) will direct 'The Batman,' the new standalone Batman movie that will probably no longer star Ben Affleck.

Before You Exit: ‘Social media key to developing major rapport with fans’17-Feb-24, 10:20 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comBrothers Riley, Toby and Connor McDonough will kick off their Asian tour with a concert at the Kia Theatre on Friday.

Beauty Gonzalez ready to do go back to work but not keen on sexy roles17-Feb-24, 10:07 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comWith her daughter Olivia now a year old, the talented actress says she’s now ready to focus on her career again.

Bowie wins as Brit Awards pay tribute to George Michael17-Feb-24, 8:50 AM | By Jacques Klopp, Agence France-PresseBowie won best British make solo artist and best album, becoming the first artist to win posthumously at the Brit Awards.

Croatians charged over ‘racial insult’ to Jamie Foxx17-Feb-24, 8:27 AM | Agence France-PresseThe 49-year-old star is currently in Croatia's southern resort of Dubrovnik shooting a new adaptation of Robin Hood

Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites17-Feb-24, 8:08 AM | By Jill Serjeant, ReutersAward watchers say the battle between Casey Affleck ('Manchester by the Sea') and Denzel Washington ('Fences') is going down the wire.

‘T2 Trainspotting’: Looking back at the landmark original film17-Feb-23, 1:58 PM Two decades ago, 'Trainspotting' transcended its modest indie roots, made a star out of Ewan McGregor and became a bona fide cultural phenomenon.

Harvard names Rihanna its humanitarian of the year17-Feb-23, 7:35 AM | Agence France-PresseThe singer joins an illustrious roster of past recipients that includes former UN secretary general Ban ki-Moon and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Jay Z the first rapper named to Songwriters Hall of Fame17-Feb-23, 7:02 AM | Agence France-PresseThe hip-hop mogul, 47, heads a class of inductees that also features Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and R&B crooner Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds.

Brit Awards to honour George Michael, maybe Bowie too17-Feb-23, 5:44 AM | By Robin Millard, Agence France-PresseThe ceremony that is also giving greater recognition to minority artists after a backlash last year.

Netflix brings back Instagram contest for ‘Chef’s Table Season 3′17-Feb-22, 9:21 PM Each of the chosen Instagrammers will get to travel to one of the six exclusive restaurants featured in 'Chef’s Table Season 3.'

‘The Voice Kids PH’ champ joins Steve Harvey’s children’s talent show17-Feb-22, 7:55 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comElha Nympha is one of 13 young contestants on the new season of 'Little Big Shots,' which premieres on NBC in the U.S. on March 5.

Tom Hanks turns writer with new collection of short stories17-Feb-22, 5:19 PM | PNA/PTI'Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks' will be published in October this year both in hardcover and as an ebook.

Jake Macapagal enjoys playing ‘Halfworlds’ character based on Pinoy folklore17-Feb-22, 1:19 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comThe actor plays the cigar-smoking kingpin Kaprey in the second season of HBO's dark fantasy series, which features an ensemble cast of Asian actors.