TODAY’S HEADLINES

Miss World Organization awards Philippine franchise to talent managerMonday, Jan 16, 2017, 9:59 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com

Reese Witherspoon says ‘things have to change’ for Hollywood womenSunday, Jan 15, 2017, 10:26 PM | Agence France-Presse

Comedy king Judd Apatow worried about Trump’s lack of humorSunday, Jan 15, 2017, 4:46 PM | Agence France-Presse

Miss World Organization awards Philippine franchise to talent manager17-Jan-16, 9:59 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comPrior to Vegafria's announcement, Cory Quirino said she had relinquished the license for Miss World Philippines 'for personal and business reasons.'

‘Hidden Figures’ prevails as ‘Monster Trucks,’ Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ bomb17-Jan-16, 9:39 AM | By Brent Lang, ReutersThe historical drama about African-American NASA workers during the early days of the space program retained its box office crown in its second weekend.

Reese Witherspoon says ‘things have to change’ for Hollywood women17-Jan-15, 10:26 PM | Agence France-Presse'I've just had enough. Things have to change. We have to start seeing women as they really are on film.'

Comedy king Judd Apatow worried about Trump’s lack of humor17-Jan-15, 4:46 PM | Agence France-Presse'Laughing shows you're connecting, you're listening and understanding. Someone who doesn't laugh, who doesn't enjoy that connection is deeply troubling.'

Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event17-Jan-15, 10:27 AM | By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters'I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgment, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history.'

Bato rocks ‘Rakrakan’ concert with surprise song number17-Jan-15, 10:02 AM | By Yummie Dingding and Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comThe PNP chief sang 'Darating' with Banda ni Kleggy and Dello as he appealed to the crowd to support the government’s war on drugs.

BREAKING NEWS as of 17-Jan-16, 10:48 AM

KZ Tandingan, Bullet Dumas lead pullout of five ‘Rakrakan’ performers17-Jan-14, 9:08 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comOther performers who have withdrawn from the show, set for Saturday at the MOA Concert Grounds, are BP Valenzuela, Taken by Cars and Techy Romantics.

Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints17-Jan-14, 8:15 AM | ReutersThe makers of the British series 'Urban Myths' said they never intended to cause any offense after complaints from the later singer's daughter.

Michael Jackson daughter ‘wants to vomit’ seeing white actor as ‘King of Pop’17-Jan-13, 8:36 AM | ReutersParis Jackson is angry over Joseph Fiennes' portrayal of her late father in the trailer for a British series, which she found to be intentionally insulting.

‘Seklusyon’ to release R-16 director’s cut, gets rave review from Variety17-Jan-13, 8:11 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comVariety's critic called the film a 'skillful reworking of the 'Omen' conceit, in the elegant, nostalgic style reminiscent of Spanish horror films like ‘The Devil’s Backbone’.'

Vin Abrenica stakes claim as new romantic leading man for 201717-Jan-12, 8:16 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comThe 25-year-old actor plays dual lead roles in the romantic comedy-drama 'Moonlight Over Baler,' which opens February 8 in theaters nationwide.

George Lucas’ $1 billion ‘Star Wars’ museum finds Los Angeles home17-Jan-12, 9:02 AM | ReutersThe museum will feature exhibitions of Lucas' collection of paintings, illustrations and digital art from the blockbuster 'Star Wars' movie franchise he started in 1977.

Eric and Rona Tai look forward to more amazing adventures this year17-Jan-12, 8:54 AM | By Jill Tan Radovan, InterAksyon.comThe husband and wife tandem may have placed third in 'The Amazing Race Asia,' but they certainly feel like winners.

PAWS sues ‘Oro’ makers for violation of Animal Welfare Act17-Jan-11, 6:06 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.comFour respondents were named: director Alvin Yapan, production manager Arianne Dulay, and producers Mark Shandii Bacolod and Jane Bondoc Gonzales.

Maxine Medina emerges as early frontrunner for Miss Universe17-Jan-11, 2:42 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comWill Pia Wurtzbach pass on the crown to the hometown candidate?

Tom Hiddleston apologizes to aid workers for speech at Golden Globes17-Jan-11, 7:57 AM | By Luke Mintz, ReutersThe actor was accused of being a 'white savior' after saying medics in South Sudan told him they 'binge-watched' his series 'The Night Manager' while holed up.

UK singers Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson snub Trump inauguration17-Jan-11, 7:41 AM | By Estelle Shirbon, ReutersThe rejections follow other apparent snubs by celebrities including Elton John.

‘La La Land’ leads nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards17-Jan-10, 7:48 PM | By Marie-Louise Gumuchian, ReutersThe musical secured 11 nominations. 'Arrival' and 'Nocturnal Animals each received nine, while 'Manchester by the Sea' got six.

‘Rakrakan Presents OPM Against Drugs’ concert not in support of EJKs—organizers17-Jan-10, 7:01 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comThe organizers are keen to avoid a repeat of the ill-fated 'Closeup Forever Summer' which resulted in the deaths of five people reportedly due to illegal drug use.

Nickelodeon to build underwater theme park in Palawan17-Jan-10, 6:42 PM | Agence France-PresseThe resort will open in 2020 and feature restaurants and lounges 20 feet below sea level, according to an executive of Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt to use private judge in divorce: media17-Jan-10, 6:26 PM | ReutersThe agreement will keep all divorce documents and proceedings under seal in order to 'preserve the privacy rights of their children and family.'

Disney to offer seven event films in 201717-Jan-10, 8:13 AM The formidable slate for this year kicks off with 'Beauty and the Beast' on March 15, followed by 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on April 26.

U2 plans tour to mark 30 years since ‘Joshua Tree’17-Jan-10, 7:53 AM | Agence France-PresseThe tour will mark the first stadium-size shows by U2 since the group's 2009-2011 '360' concerts, which remain the highest-grossing tour in music history.

Golden Globes ratings rise; host Jimmy Fallon gets mixed reviews17-Jan-10, 7:35 AM | By Tim Baysinger and Jill Serjeant, ReutersThe three-hour show drew 20 million viewers, up 8 percent from last year.