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‘La La Land’ leads diverse Oscar race with record-tying 14 nominationsTuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 11:30 PM | By Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

Miss Universe opens global voting as fans gear up to vote Maxine Medina into Top 12Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 3:11 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com

Six Miss Universe candidates looking for repeat winsTuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 2:51 PM | Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com

‘La La Land’ leads diverse Oscar race with record-tying 14 nominations17-Jan-24, 11:30 PM | By Piya Sinha-Roy, ReutersThe 14 nods for the romantic musical equaled the record held by 1997 blockbuster 'Titanic' and the 1950 film 'All About Eve.'

Miss Universe opens global voting as fans gear up to vote Maxine Medina into Top 1217-Jan-24, 3:11 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comFans will be able to vote up to 10 times per day per registered account on vote.missuniverse.com starting Tuesday, January 24.

Six Miss Universe candidates looking for repeat wins17-Jan-24, 2:51 PM | Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comThese ladies are looking for another Miss Universe crown for their respective countries.

‘Last Jedi’ title reveal sends ‘Star Wars’ fans into a tizzy17-Jan-24, 7:44 AM | ReutersTheories about the plot made the #TheLastJedi hashtag the top trending item on Twitter on Monday, with some 152,000 tweets in just one hour.

‘Zoolander 2,’ Affleck, De Niro earn Razzie ‘worst’ film nods17-Jan-24, 5:49 AM | Reuters'Zoolander 2' received Razzie nominations, including for its director and star Ben Stiller, as well as co-stars Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell.

Hollywood set for Oscars picks with no big surprises17-Jan-23, 10:26 PM | By Jocelyne Zablit, Agence France-PresseCritical darlings 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' and 'Manchester by the Sea' are set to fare well when the Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday.

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Five Asian countries hoping to win first Miss Universe crown17-Jan-23, 12:54 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comCould this be the year that one among Misses China, South Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam finally bags the elusive title?

Trump makes political music great again17-Jan-23, 9:40 AM | By Shaun Tandon, Agence France-PresseTrump's campaign has set off a deluge of protest songs while a number of musicians have taken a strident role since his election.

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ dominates U.S. box office with $40.2 million debut17-Jan-23, 7:29 AM | By Dave McNary, ReutersThe psychological horror thriller stars James McAvoy as a man with 24 different personalities.

‘Trainspotting’ returns after 21 years with punchy sequel17-Jan-23, 5:37 AM | By Mark McLaughlin, Agence France-PresseReviews so far have been largely positive -- The Guardian says it 'has the same punchy energy, the same defiant pessimism, and there's nothing around like it'.

Miss Universe winners to Maxine Medina: Be a good host, get an interpreter17-Jan-22, 9:22 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comGloria Diaz, Margie Moran-Floirendo, and Pia Wurtzbach are rooting for the hometown bet but say showcasing the best of the country is more important.

Thousands march against Trump at Sundance festival17-Jan-22, 7:54 AM | Agence France-PresseIt was billed as a 'women's march,' but a crowd made up of roughly half men led by comedian Chelsea Handler waved banners decrying the new U.S. president.

Kristen Stewart says Trump was ‘obsessed’ with her17-Jan-22, 7:35 AM | By Deborah Cole, Agence France Presse'He was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me a couple years ago, which is fucking crazy,' the actress said at Sundance.

REVIEW | ‘Sa Wakas’ still painfully beautiful the second time around17-Jan-21, 10:45 PM | By Jill Tan Radovan, InterAksyon.comThe original cast members, who headlined the opening show, have certainly polished their act.

With Oscars in sight, Amazon, Netflix lead streaming at Sundance17-Jan-21, 12:11 PM | By Piya Sinha-Roy, ReutersNetflix and Amazon both plan to increase 2017 spending to create and market original movies and are being watched closely this year at Sundance.

More TV networks follow Netflix’s binge-watching model17-Jan-21, 9:45 AM | By Lisa Richwine, ReutersIn its earnings report this week, Netflix highlighted growing competition from rivals that are adopting the strategy.

Philippines vs. Colombia ‘rematch’ looms in Miss Universe pageant17-Jan-21, 9:31 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comHometown bet Maxine Medina and Colombia's Andrea Tovar are among the top 5 Hot Picks of pageant analysis site Missosology.org.

‘Brillante Mendoza Presents’ premieres on TV5 with family drama ‘Tsinoy’17-Jan-20, 10:31 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com'Tsinoy,' set in Binondo's Chinese community, is the first of 'several intertwining stories shot in different parts of the country.'

Know your fortune the Netflix way17-Jan-20, 8:44 AM The streaming giant invites you to watch shows based on your Chinese Zodiac sign.

WATCH | Gorillaz return with trippy anti-Trump track17-Jan-20, 7:46 AM | Agence France-PresseEntitled 'Hallelujah Money' the song is a collaboration with singer Benjamin Clementine and driven by a trip-hop beat and a maze of electronic effects.

Andrew Garfield embracing the Oscar hype around ‘Hacksaw Ridge’17-Jan-20, 7:25 AM | ReutersAfter struggles following his award nominations for 'The Social Network' in 2011, Garfield has learned to deal with the hoopla around awards season.

‘Lambada’ singer found dead in burned-out car in Brazil: police17-Jan-20, 7:12 AM | Agence France-PresseLoalwa Braz, 63, provided the sensual lead vocals for the international hit song released by French group Kaoma in 1989.

History’s new series ‘Six’ presents a ‘humanized’ view of Navy SEALs17-Jan-19, 8:53 PM | By Jill Tan Radovan, InterAksyon.comThe series dramatizes the lives of the Special Operations unit best known for killing Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden.

REVIEW | Bryan Adams rocks sellout Manila crowd17-Jan-19, 7:34 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comAs expected, it was the ballads that drew the loudest cheers, starting with 'Heaven,' as Adams egged the audience to sing with him.