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Comedian Kim Idol, 41, dies

Jul 13, 2020 - 1:13 PM

Kim's friend, comedian Allan K, confirms the sad news

Fil-Am contestant Francisco Martin finishes in 'American Idol' Top 5

May 18, 2020 - 4:13 PM

Just Sam wins the competition

WATCH: Lionel Richie sings 'We Are the World' with 'American Idol' contestants, alumni

May 18, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Lionel, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan are joined by the current crop of 'American Idol' contestants and past winners

Filipino-American Francisco Martin enters 'American Idol's' Top 7

May 11, 2020 - 7:28 PM

The San Francisco native performs two songs during the show's Sunday episode

'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Idol Philippines' top Google PH's lists of most searched movies and TV shows in 2019

Dec 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards' 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' was also highly searched in 2019

'AVENGERS: ENDGAME.' The highly-anticipated conclusion to the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe unsurprisingly topped Google's movie searches in the Philippines in 2019. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Recap: 'Idol Philippines' grand finals

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Zephanie Dimaranan is the first 'Idol Philippines' winner

Who is Zephanie Dimaranan, the new 'Idol Philippines' winner?

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Third time's a charm for the 16-year-old

Zephanie Dimaranan wins 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The 16-year-old from Laguna wins the title

Miguel Odron, Dan Ombao eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Lucas Garcia, Zephanie Dimaranan, and Lance Busa will battle it out for the top prize

Jessica Sanchez visits Manila for 'Idol Philippines' finale

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The 'American Idol' star is here!

Elle Ocampo bids goodbye to 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

5 contestants will now battle it out to be the champion

Recap: 'Idol Philppines' is down to 6

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Morissette Amon mentors the Top 8

Fatima Louise, Sheland Faelnar eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The contestants are now down to 6

Recap: 'Idol Philippines' is down to 8

Jul 08, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The contestants sing the songs of Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino for week 2

Trish Bonilla, Renwick Benito bid goodbye to 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:17 PM

From 10, the contestants are down to 8

Recap: What went down during the 1st elimination night of 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 01, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The contestants interpret the songs of National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab

Matty Juniosa, Rachel Libres eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:32 PM

From Top 12, the 'Idol' hopefuls are now down to 10

Meet the Top 12 of 'Idol Philippines'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Top 12 are set to battle out in the Live Shows

Bituin Escalante: Only Regine Velasquez would pick me if I joined 'Idol Philippines'

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:31 PM

And the singer says she'd be okay with that

BITUIN ESCALANTE. The singer talks about 'Idol Philippines.' Screenshot from

Jake Zyrus' ex-girlfriend Alyssa Quijano joins 'Idol Philippines'

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Alyssa sings 'Araw Gabi' by Regine Velasquez

First episode of 'Idol Philippines' draws mixed reactions

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Some say the judges could do better with their comments, while others say the focus was more on the back stories of contestants rather than their singing talent

Meet the judges of 'Idol Philippines'

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Vice Ganda, Moira dela Torre, James Reid, and Regine Velasquez comprise the show's panel of judges

BTS' 'Idol' breaks record for biggest music video debut on YouTube

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Idol' breaks a YouTube record previously held by a Taylor Swift music video

RECORD BREAKERS. Korean idol group BTS shatters even more records. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

Online reality show hopes to train the next Filipino K-pop idol

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Viu original reality show 'Hello K-Idol' will feature 10 Filipino trainees who will go through a 10-week challenge

HELLO K-IDOL. The 10 Filipino trainees pose with Korean singers Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae at the launch of Hello K-Idol on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

Jung Joon-young, Yook Sung-jae on what it takes to be a K-pop idol

Jul 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The two singers also answer the question: Can Filipinos become K-pop idols?

K-POP. Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae talk about being part of the K-pop industry on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: PWR Wrevolution X 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Ralph Imabayashi retains the PWR Championship and retires Miguel Rosales, Ken Warren regains the PHX Championship, plus more action at PWR's biggest annual event

STILL THE CHAMP. PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi defeats Miguel Rosales in a 'Title vs Career' Match at PWR Wrevolution X at the iAcademy in Makati City on May 20, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PWR suspends wrestler after dangerous spot at 'Wrevolution X'

May 24, 2018 - 11:22 AM

James 'Idol' Martinez gets sanctioned for doing a fiery stunt that wasn't cleared with PWR officials

SUSPENDED. James 'Idol' Martinez is suspended by Philippine Wrestling Revolution after a fiery, dangerous spot at Wrevolution X on Sunday, May 20. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

'American Idol' recap: Top 24 perform solos and duets

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Who's in and who's out?

Jessica Sanchez coming back to Manila in May

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The former 'American Idol' runner-up is a guest in Jake Zyrus' concert

Menjadi idola lewat ‘Indonesian Idol’

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:41 PM

‘Indonesian Idol’ telah melahirkan banyak bintang yang masih eksis hingga kini seperti Judika dan Gisella Anastasia. Tak hanya bagi para finalis, 'Indonesian Idol' juga menjadi dorongan bagi Anji, Afgan, dan Sammy Simorangkir untuk memulai kariernya sebagai penyanyi. Akankah 'Indonesian Idol 2018' kembali melahirkan idola Indonesia yang baru?

First phase of OFW ID implementation starts

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the OFW ID will still be given for free

Setelah 3 tahun vakum, ‘Indonesian Idol’ kembali hadir

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:57 PM

‘Indonesian Idol’ musim ke-9 akan diwarnai oleh kehadiran Armand Maulana, Ari Lasso, Maia Estianty, Bunga Citra Lestari, dan Judika sebagai dewan juri

DEWAN JURI. Judika, Armand Maulana, Maia Estianty, Bunga Citra Lestari, dan Ari Lasso ditunjuk sebagai dewan juri dalam ajang pencarian bakat 'Indonesian Idol' musim ke-9. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

De Lima seeks Senate probe into OFW ID

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Senator Leila de Lima criticizes the Department of Labor and Employment for launching the OFW ID without clear guidelines

OFW ID. Sample OFW ID card launched Wednesday, July 12. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

FOTO: Dari gelaran 'VIXX Fan Meeting in Jakarta'

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:55 PM

N Leo Ken Ravi Hongbin dan Hyuk menyapa para Starlight Indonesia

FAN MEETING. Untuk pertama kalinya, grup asal Korea Selatan, VIXX, menggelar fan meeting di Jakarta, Sabtu, 29 Juli di The Kasablanka Hall, Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta Selatan. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Berita selebriti hari ini: Jumat, 21 Juli 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

DOLE clarifies: website for OFW ID registration not yet ready

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III clarifies the website www idole ph intended to receive the applications for the ID is still not active contrary to word going around online

Lack of guidelines on newly launched OFW ID causes confusion

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:03 PM

OFWs slam the agency for announcing the IDs without clear guidelines

OFW ID. Sample OFW ID card launched Wednesday, July 12. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Katy Perry to be a judge on 'American Idol'

May 17, 2017 - 11:43 AM

ABC confirms that Katy is set to be one of the judges on the show s revival

Katy Perry akan jadi juri di ajang 'American Idol'

May 17, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Untuk kali pertama Katy Perry akan duduk sebagai juri di ajang pencarian bakat ini

Katy Perry dipastkan akan duduk sebagai juri di tayangan program pencarian bakat 'American Idol' versi terbaru. Foto dari akun Instagram Katyperry.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 10 Mei 2017

May 10, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

'American Idol' returns to TV after two years

May 10, 2017 - 12:18 AM

The popular singing competition is set to be back on air though the judges and host have yet to be announced

Duterte approves special OFW card

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte decided on the iDOLE OFW Identification Card System during a Cabinet meeting says Malacañang

CONCERN FOR OFWS. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III during the 12th Cabinet meeting on February 8, 2017. Malacañang photo

PWR delivers with WWE officials in attendance

Feb 06, 2017 - 5:00 AM

With WWE officials and local wrestling fans watching it is make or break time for the superstars of Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Wrestling 'reboot' at PWR Live: Bagong Yugto

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution heads to Quezon City for the first time seeking to write a new chapter in its first show of 2017

Poster and images from PWR

SHORT FILM: POPcorn Dreams

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:40 AM

What does it take to be a pop idol?

Highlights: 'American Idol' ends with star-studded finale

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The original judges Simon Cowell Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul – along with former contestants Carrie Underwood Kelly Clarkson Ruben Studdard Clay Aiken and more – make appearances at the season finale

ORIGINAL JUDGES. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowel reunite on the 'American Idol' stage during the last episode of their final season. Screengrab from Twitter/YO_RANDYJACKSON

Trent Harmon wins final season of 'American Idol'

Apr 08, 2016 - 10:32 AM

La Porsha Renae places 2nd in the 15th and final season of American Idol

TRENT HARMON. Trent wins the 15th and final season of 'American Idol.' Screengrab from Facebook/AmericanIdol

WATCH: Kelly Clarkson's performance brings 'American Idol' judges to tears

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Kelly chokes up in the middle of the performance but finishes the emotional number to thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the Idol judges

KELLY CLARKSON. The first 'American Idol' winner chokes up onstage and brings the judges to tears with her performance of 'Piece by Piece.' Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol

Hits and Misses - PWR Live: Road to Vendetta

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:37 AM

In an action packed show PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi triumphs against the formidable Apocalypse but it was ex champ ‘Classical’ Bryan Leo who gains the upper hand

GET READY TO FLY. PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi goes up top to take out The Apocalypse at PWR Live: Road to Vendetta on Sunday, January 31. Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: Kanye West's awesome 'American Idol' audition

Jan 05, 2016 - 1:29 PM

The spoof includes supportive wife Kim Kardashian waiting outside the audition room

NEXT AMERICAN IDOL? Kanye West auditions for the show in a spoof for its upcoming season. Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol