TODAY’S HEADLINES

Elton John to wed after 21 years with partner14-Dec-21, 6:59 PM | Agence France-Presse

Julio Diaz plays ruthless governor of fictional Mindanao province in ‘Maratabat’14-Dec-21, 6:51 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com

N. Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack14-Dec-21, 9:55 AM | By Park Chan-Kyong, Agence France-Presse

Furious Madonna releases songs early, calls leaks ‘artistic rape’14-Dec-21, 9:38 AM | By Shaun Tandon, Agence France-Presse

Elton John to wed after 21 years with partner14-Dec-21, 6:59 PM | Agence France-PresseAlthough known for his flamboyance, the ceremony is expected to be 'a small, intimate do' for the singer and his longtime boyfriend, David Furnish.

Julio Diaz plays ruthless governor of fictional Mindanao province in ‘Maratabat’14-Dec-21, 6:51 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comThe actor cuts an imposing figure in Arlyn de la Cruz's debut film with his cool and calculated interpretation of a despicable Mindanao warlord.

N. Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack14-Dec-21, 9:55 AM | By Park Chan-Kyong, Agence France-PresseA foreign ministry spokesman in Pyongyang threatened 'grave consequences' if the U.S. continued to discuss retaliations against North Korea

Furious Madonna releases songs early, calls leaks ‘artistic rape’14-Dec-21, 9:38 AM | By Shaun Tandon, Agence France-PresseThe six tracks show Madonna going further in a hip-hop direction and include a collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj.

‘Norte’ misses Oscar shortlist for foreign language film14-Dec-20, 1:39 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comDespite the numerous accolades, Lav Diaz's 'Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan' has bowed out of the Oscar race.

Obama warns N. Korea over Sony hack: ‘We will respond’14-Dec-20, 8:35 AM | By Susan Stumme, Agence France-PresseAddressing reporters after the FBI said Pyongyang was to blame, Obama said Washington would never bow to 'some dictator'.

BREAKING NEWS as of 14-Dec-21, 9:27 PM

George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in Sony cyber attack14-Dec-20, 7:17 AM | ReutersThe Oscar winner said no one would sign a petition he and his agent circulated to top Hollywood figures supporting the film's release.

Stars fill the stage as Stephen Colbert closes his ‘Report’14-Dec-19, 7:44 PM | By Chris Michaud, ReutersGuests like Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Bryan Cranston, George Lucas, Big Bird, and James Franco joined the starry send-off.

Bank robber-turned-singer Herbert Colanggo honored by PMPC last September14-Dec-19, 3:39 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comHerbert C., as he is billed on his debut album, was named Best New Male Recording Artist by the Philippine Movie Press Club.

Forget politics, Sony execs say North Korea comedy ‘desperately unfunny’14-Dec-19, 1:16 PM | By James Pearson, ReutersLeaked emails shows that studio executives were concerned 'The Interview' would not translate to a foreign audience.

U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film ‘Selma’14-Dec-19, 1:02 PM | By Jill Serjeant, ReutersThe connection to current events could help the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic become a serious awards contender.

Sasha Grey, Lil Jon, Basement Jaxx power Asia’s largest music fest at sea14-Dec-19, 10:42 AM | By Eric T. Cabahug, InterAksyon.comThe recent five-day bacchanalia onboard Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas was dubbed Asia's largest music festival at sea.

Author Paulo Coelho offers $100,000 for rights to ‘The Interview’14-Dec-19, 10:22 AM | Agence France-Presse'I offer @SonyPictures 100k for the rights of 'The Interview' I will post it free on my blog,' the author of 'The Alchemist' posted on Twitter.

Pinoy musicians power world-class Manila performance of ‘Chicago’14-Dec-19, 9:29 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comFourteen Filipino musicians led by guitarist Lester Demetillo compose the orchestra led by the musical's longtime conductor, Robert Billig.

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling ‘The Interview’14-Dec-18, 9:04 PM | By Piya Sinha-Roy, ReutersBen Stiller, Steve Carell, Rob Lowe, Jimmy Kimmel and Judd Apatow criticized the decision made by movie theaters and Sony.

Ara Mina, politician welcome baby daughter14-Dec-18, 4:13 PM | InterAksyon.comAmanda Gabrielle Meneses was born Wednesday morning, weighing 7.4 pounds.

’7th Heaven’ star Stephen Collins admits sexual contact with young girls14-Dec-18, 12:27 PM | Reuters'Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since,' Collins told People magazine.

Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ as U.S. determines N. Korea behind cyber attack14-Dec-18, 11:34 AM | By Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine, and Piya Sinha-Roy, ReutersWashington may officially announce soon that the North Korean government was behind the attack, a U.S. government source said.

GALLERY | TV5 celebrates watershed year with ‘Happy Pasko Christmas Party’14-Dec-18, 11:04 AM | By Edwin P. Sallan; Photos by Bernard Testa/InterAksyon.comTV5 executives and employees poured on the Yuletide cheer at the SM Convention Center of SM Aura Premier on Tuesday.

‘Norte’ earns nomination from London critics group14-Dec-17, 11:16 PM | By Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.comIts fellow nominees for Best International Film are Oscar frontrunners 'Ida', 'Leviathan', 'Two Days, One Night' and 'Winter Sleep'.

Robin Padilla says Andres Bonifacio biopic a passion project14-Dec-17, 9:24 AM | By Arnel Ramos, InterAksyon.com'Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo' also marks his screen reunion with former sweetheart Vina Morales.

As hackers invoke 9/11, U.S. officials downplay threat over Sony movie14-Dec-17, 7:18 AM | Reuters, Agence France-PresseThe hackers published what appear to be more internal emails on Tuesday and promised a 'bitter fate' for those who would see 'The Interview'.

Ringo Starr, Lou Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class14-Dec-17, 6:49 AM | ReutersAlso to be inducted in April are Green Day, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Bill Cosby’s daughter Evin joins mother in defense against sex claims14-Dec-17, 6:34 AM | ReutersEvin Cosby, 38, said in a statement that Cosby 'is the father you thought you knew', echoing the statement of her mother, Camille Cosby.