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Netflix, makers of 'Crazy Rich Asians', team up for Thai cave rescue production

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Netflix strikes a deal with the producers of 'Crazy Rich Asians' to tell the real-life story of 2018's gripping Thai cave rescue

Women, minorities make modest gains in Hollywood - report

Feb 22, 2019 - 10:27 PM

The annual 'Hollywood Diversity Report' is released before the Oscars on Sunday in the US

[OPINION] Time for crazy rich change

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Musing on a blockbuster film amid greater China-Philippine engagement

IN PHOTOS: Touring the Singapore of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

See the chapel where Colin married Araminta, walk on the same steps as Eleanor Young, eat at the same restaurant as Rachel and Peik Lin, and more – all without having to be crazy, rich, or even Asian.

Behind the scenes: Kris Aquino as Princess Intan in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Cornerstone Entertainment releases photos and videos of Kris and actress Constance Wu on set

Imported rice, Gilas heartbreak, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:19 PM

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'Crazy Rich Asians' had the biggest opening for a foreign rom-com in PH

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The movie's opening shatters two box office records in the Philippines

BREAKING RECORDS. 'Crazy Rich Asians' continues to make waves worldwide, particularly in the Philippines. Still courtesy of Warner Bros Philippines

Kris Aquino says she's far from being a 'crazy rich' Asian

Aug 25, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The queen of all media responds to a post that names her as among the top individual taxpayers in the country

HONEST TAXPAYER. Kris Aquino says she will never be corrupt if she ever enters politics. File photo by Vernise Tantuco/Rappler

Warner Bros moves forward with plans for 'Crazy Rich Asians' sequel

Aug 23, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Jon M. Chu is planning to return as director

MOVING FOWARD. A sequel for 'Crazy Rich Asians' is being developed. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros/Ratpac-Dune Entertainment

LOOK: Artist paints Kris Aquino as Princess Intan

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The actress appears in 'Crazy Rich Asians' as Malay royalty

ROYALTY. Artist Denver Balbaboco paints Kris Aquino as Princess Intan, the role she plays in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' Screenshot from

LOOK: Kris Aquino almost wore this gown to the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Hollywood premiere

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Also, see photos of her and Bimb pre-emerald carpet

HOLLYWOOD GLAM. Kris Aquino poses in a Michael Leyva creation before heading to the Hollywood premiere of 'Crazy Rich Asians.' All photos courtesy of SweetEscape

After US hype, Asia greets 'Crazy Rich Asians' with a shrug

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The first Hollywood production since the Joy Luck Club in 1993 to have a majority-Asian cast, the movie has generated frenzied publicity in the US and has generally been well reviewed

NOT EVERYONE'S CRAZY ABOUT IT. While 'Crazy Rich Asians' is making waves in the US, back in Asia, the enthusiasm isn't quite as pronounced. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC

'Crazy Rich Asians' author wanted in Singapore for allegedly skipping mandatory service

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:46 PM

The author was conspicuously absent from the Singapore red carpet premiere of the movie

SKIPPING SERVICE? Kevin Kwan, author of the hit novel 'Crazy Rich Asians' is wanted in his home country of Singapore for apparently skipping mandatory service. Rappler file photo

Time in Manila bar, Ampatuan, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

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'Crazy Rich Asians' review: On the money

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:49 PM

'Crazy Rich Asians' is fabulously clever, writes film critic Oggs Cruz

ON THE MONEY. 'Crazy Rich Asians' is both tender and light. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC

Security guards, Michelle Yeoh's own ring: The costumes and gems of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

There's no scrimping when you're shooting a movie about Asia's wealthiest and best-dressed

CRAZY RICH WARDROBES. Peik Lin briefs Rachel Chu on the intricacies of Singapore society. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC

HOAX: Kris Aquino wears ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Kris Aquino had previously denied that the necklace she wore to the APEC Summit dinner belonged to Imelda Marcos

More than music: The 'Crazy Rich Asians' soundtrack hits all the right notes

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:30 AM

From big band glamour to contemporary pop romance, the film's soundtrack tells a story in itself

CRAZY RICH SOUNDTRACK. The wedding reception scene – like most of the film – is enriched by the carefully curated soundtrack. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros

How Neil Felipp's craft and charm got him a spot in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Rappler catches up with Cebu-based Neil Felipp to talk about his craftsmanship and how his designs ended up in the highly-anticipated 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie

INTRICATE DESIGNS. Neil Felipp's minaudieres aren't just fashion pieces – they're works of art. Images courtesy of Neil Filipp

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at North America box office

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The movie, adapted from Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same title rake in $34 million since its August 15 opening in the US

Representation and coming home: Nico Santos on his ’Crazy Rich Asians’ experience

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:06 AM

The Fil-Am actor recounts how the film allowed him to reconnect with his homeland in more ways than one

NICO SANTOS. The Fil-Am actor plays Oliver T'sien, the designer-clad, flamboyantly gay cousin of the main character, Nick Young. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment/ RatPac-Dune Entertainment

Heart Evangelista among 'real crazy rich Asians' in Harper's Bazaar

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:41 PM

In a video, the actress goes around the Paris couture shows with 'Crazy Rich Asians' author Kevin Kwan

HEART EVANGELISTA. The actress is dubbed a 'real crazy rich Asian,' by Harper's Bazaar. Screenshot from

'Crazy Rich Asians' touted as Hollywood watershed

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The movie is the first to feature an all-Asian cast in a quarter of a century since 1993's 'The Joy Luck Club'


National ID, Federalism Budget, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:57 PM

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Here's the Filipino team behind Kris Aquino's 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Designers, makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists from all over the country come together to help the 'Queen Of All Media' transform into 'Princess Intan'

HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE. Kris Aquino plays Princess Intan in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' Photo from

IN PHOTOS: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ stars shine at Hollywood premiere

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The much-awaited film is premiering in the US on August 15

CRAZY RICH ASIANS. The cast pose with director Jon Chu and author Kevin Kwan on on the Emerald Carpet. All photos courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

LOOK: Kris Aquino dazzles in yellow at 'Crazy Rich Asians' premiere in Hollywood

Aug 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Kris is accompanied by son Bimby

Photo from

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:35 PM

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This is how Kris Aquino bagged her role in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 06, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The 'Queen of All Media' pulled all the stops to bag a role in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Kevin Kwan says Kris Aquino 'a highlight' of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Kris shares the author's interview with business leader Curtis Chin where he describes her role in the film

KRIS AQUINO. The star is set to appear in the upcoming film 'Crazy Rich Asians.' File photo by Vernise Tantuco/Rappler

SWS survey on house, Robredo on human rights, Kris Aquino | Midday wRap

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:33 PM

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FIRST LOOK: Kris Aquino goes glam in still from 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Jul 29, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Kris is seen holding the hand of Rachel Chu, played by Constance Wu

Kris Aquino invited to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Hollywood premiere, but…

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Kris needs the permission of 'super big food brand' to make it to the film's red carpet event

KRIS AQUINO. The actress gets invited to the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Hollywood premiere. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: The first full trailer for 'Crazy Rich Asians' is here

Apr 23, 2018 - 11:55 PM

(UPDATED) Kris Aquino plays a princess in the film

CRAZY RICH ASIANS. The film stars Henry Golding and Constance Wu. Screenshot from

Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan on Filipinos, film, and his future plans

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:07 AM

The writer says the Philippines rich and famous know how to have fun

CRAZY RICH ASIANS. Kevin Kwan says he was struck by the warmth and friendliness of Filipinos. Rappler screenshot

5 things Kevin Kwan would buy with the Young-Shang-T’sien fortune

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Crazy Rich Asians author s shopping list includes something from the Philippines

KEVIN KWAN. 'Crazy Rich Asians' author answers a series of questions inspired by the books and the characters. Rappler screenshot

LOOK: Kris Aquino posts photos with 'Crazy Rich Asians' stars, director

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:36 PM

UPDATED See photos of Kris in Singapore with Constance Wu Gemma Chan and director Jon M Chu

Filipino comedian Nico Santos joins 'Crazy Rich Asians'

May 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Nico is known for playing Mateo in the hit show Superstore

Constance Wu to star in 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Constance Wu known for her role as Jessica Huang in Fresh Off the Boat is in talks to star in the Crazy Rich Asians movie

CONSTANCE WU. The actress is in talks to star in the upcoming 'Crazy Rick Asians' movie. Screengrab from Instagram/@wonstancecoo

WATCH: 'Crazy Rich Asians' author Kevin Kwan on Asian upbringing, movie updates

Aug 15, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Kevin Kwan gives an update on the Crazy Rich Asians movie tells us what lines are inspired by real people and more

KEVIN KWAN. The author of 'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'China Rich Girlfriend' talks to Rappler about his books. Photo by Paulo Abad