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MSI CEO Charles Chiang dies at 56

Jul 08, 2020 - 5:14 PM

MSI CEO Charles Chiang dies after falling from the 7th floor of a building in Taipei's Zhonghe District

MSI CEO CHARLES CHIANG. Image of CEO Charles Chiang from MSI.

'Star Wars: A New Hope' concert is postponed to 2021

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The event would have featured a screening of the 'Star Wars' film set to a live performance of its iconic score by John Williams

POSTPONED. The live concert film for 'Star Wars: A New Hope' is put on hold for 2021. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

LOOKBACK: When the PBA All-Stars mattered

May 15, 2020 - 11:24 AM

True to form, legendary coach Baby Dalupan orchestrated a play that would go down as one of the most iconic sequences in PBA history

STAR POWER. Robert Jaworski (right) banners the Veteran squad while Alvin Patrimonio headlines the Rookie-Sophomore team in the 1989 PBA All-Stars. Photo from PBA Throwback and Trivias Facebook (@pbaarchive)

Taika Waititi to direct new 'Stars Wars' film

May 05, 2020 - 9:57 AM

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi is set to direct a new 'Star Wars' film and write it alongside '1917' screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns

WATCH: Sports stars salute frontliners in music video

May 01, 2020 - 4:18 PM

Jimmy Alapag, Mika Reyes, Ricci Rivero, Pauline Lopez deliver words of encouragement to frontliners in the music video 'Fly High'

TRIBUTE. Virtual Playground athletes and artists recognize the efforts of frontliners during the coronavirus crisis. Screengrab from Youtube/@Virtual Playground PH

Female-centric 'Star Wars' series in works – reports

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Hollywood reports say that the upcoming TV series for Disney+ will be a 'female-driven action thriller' with martial arts elements set in an alternate 'Star Wars' timeline

WATCH: Star Magic artists sing 'When You Believe' cover

Apr 01, 2020 - 7:47 PM

Some of Star Magic's biggest stars join in singing the 'The Prince of Egypt' song

'Star Wars' actor Andrew Jack, 76, dies of coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The British actor and dialect coach died two days after he was diagnosed with the disease

WATCH: Star Magic stars sing 2020 version of 'Hawak Kamay'

Mar 09, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Amid threats of a shutdown, ABS-CBN's biggest stars sing a song of hope and community

Star Magic artists lead campaign against ABS-CBN franchise threat

Feb 18, 2020 - 11:04 PM

#StarMagicStandsWithABSCBN as the media giant faces threats against its legislative franchise

Kawhi dedicates All-Star MVP to Kobe: 'This one's for him'

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard wins the first-ever Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award after helping Team LeBron topple Team Giannis

MAIDEN. Kawhi Leonard captures his first NBA All-Star Game MVP plum. Photo from Instagram/@nba

NBA stars agree: New All-Star Game format 'pretty damn fun'

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The new format, which pays tribute to late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, sets up a highly competitive match that is decided by one possession

CELEBRATE. LeBron James and Team LeBron are all smiles after beating Team Giannis for back-to-back years. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

WATCH: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis in All-Star Game to remember

Feb 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The NBA All-Star Game becomes more than just a showcase of dunks and long bombs with its format tweaked in honor of the late Kobe Bryant

FALLING SHORT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis still could not get over the hump against LeBron James and Team LeBron. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Team LeBron nips Team Giannis in All-Star Game honoring Kobe

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:34 PM

A tweaked format paying homage to the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant turns the All-Star Game into an ultra-competitive match

REPEAT. LeBron James and Team LeBron frustrate Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis anew. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Team Giannis, Team LeBron chill in All-Star practice

Feb 16, 2020 - 6:25 PM

NBA superstars head to the Windy City all bundled up as they gear up for the All-Star spectacle

WATCH: Derrick Jones tops All-Star dunk delights

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Heat forward Derrick Jones bags the Slam Dunk crown while Kings guard Buddy Hield emerges as Three-Point king

INSANE. Derrick Jones Jr soars and finishes through the legs in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

NBA names All-Star MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo describes Kobe Bryant as the 'Michael Jordan of our generation'

ICONIC. The NBA continues to pay tribute to league legend Kobe Bryant. Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson caught in first All-Star whirlwind

Feb 15, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Teen sensation Zion Williamson rocks the Rising Stars game, quite literally, as his rim-rattling dunk bends the backboard

BIG JAM. Pelicans star Zion Williamson puts on a dunk show. Photo by  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

No missing Trae Young in busy All-Star action

Feb 15, 2020 - 4:42 PM

It isn't exactly an All-Star break for young Hawks star Trae Young as he sees action in all 3 days of the annual NBA spectacle

HAMMING IT UP. Trae Young shares a laugh with fellow sophomore sensation Luka Doncic. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

Team USA rallies past Team World in Rising Stars contest

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Team USA overpowers Team World in the NBA's Rising Stars showdown that virtually turns into a dunk contest

WORLD'S TARGET. Team USA star Zion Williamson (center) gets ganged up on by Team World's (from left) RJ Barrett of Canada, Rui Hachimura of Japan and Brandon Clarke of Canada. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

LOOK: NBA young guns gear up for Rising Stars duel

Feb 15, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic banners the World Team going up against the US Team of Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson

HOTSHOT. It's going to be a busy weekend for Mavs sensation Luka Doncic as he sees action in both the Rising Stars and All-Star games. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA All-Stars, rookie phenom Zion marvel at fan Obama

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:27 AM

'He said I was playing great. I kind of zoned out after that,' says 19-year-old star rookie Zion Williamson after meeting former US President Barack Obama

STARSTRUCK. Zion Williamson says he's surprised that Barack Obama follows his games. Photo by Sean Gardner / Getty Images North America/AFP

Kobe tributes abound at NBA All-Star Game in Chicago

Feb 14, 2020 - 10:54 AM

Tributes to 18-time All-Star Kobe Bryant take center stage as the annual league spectacle honors the late NBA icon

Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Booker to replace ailing Lillard in All-Star Game

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Suns star Devin Booker gets a last-minute All-Star call-up as streaky Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard suffers an injury

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

No bull! D-Rose, LaVine didn't get nod but show must go on

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:31 PM

This season’s All-Star showdown heads to Chicago minus resident Bulls star Zach LaVine and hometown hero Derrick Rose

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 23: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: 10 Philippine adaptations of famous K-dramas

Feb 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Which adaptation is your favorite?

LeBron, Giannis pick their NBA All-Star teams

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'There's no wrong choice,' says LeBron James after assembling his All-Star team bannered by Lakers teammate Anthony Davis

SALUTE. LeBron James and the All-Star cast are set to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in the NBA weekend showcase. Photo from 2020 NBA All-Star

Walt Disney Co. results lifted by 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen'

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Aside from 'Star Wars' and 'Frozen,' the company also had a strong 1st quarter thanks to the launch of Disney ++

More Baby Yoda? 'Mandalorian' back in October as spin-offs mulled

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:38 PM

Disney is ramping up Baby Yoda content with season two of 'Mandalorian' in October and 'potential spin-offs' in the works

Dwight Howard returns to Slam Dunk event at NBA All-Stars

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Best remembered for wearing a Superman cape in one slam jam spectacle, Dwight Howard returns to the All-Stars slam dunk contest after 11 years

STUNT MAN. At 34, Dwight Howard still hopes to put on a show. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

'GirlDad' LeBron James picks Gianna Bryant's number for All-Star Game

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:49 AM

LeBron James is set to wear Gianna Bryant's No. 2 as he is also a proud 'Girl Dad' like Kobe Bryant

REMEMBERING KOBE. LeBron James speaks during the Los Angeles Lakers pregame ceremony to honor Kobe Bryant before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on January 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

'Star Wars: A New Hope' in concert is coming to Manila

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Enjoy the movie that started it all – with a live full orchestra

STAR WARS IN CONCERT. The iconic first movie in the franchise gets a full orchestra treatment. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

Zion, Hachimura named to NBA Rising Stars teams

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Wizards forward Rui Hachimura is the first Japanese player selected for the Rising Stars event

JAPANESE STAR. Rui Hachimura will try to help Team World reassert its mastery over Team USA. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA-EFE

NBA All-Star jerseys to sport Kobe and Gianna's numbers

Feb 01, 2020 - 9:19 AM

The NBA All-Star uniforms will feature special patches and numbers as tribute to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna

MAMBA AND MAMBACITA. The lives of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna will be honored in the NBA showcase this February. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Paul highlight NBA All-Star reserves

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Traded for each other in the offseason, Houston's Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City's Chris Paul headline the All-Star reserves

NBA All-Star game format to honor Kobe Bryant

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:36 AM

The All-Star weekend in Chicago next month looks to feature multiple tributes to NBA legend Kobe Bryant

GREATNESS. Kobe Bryant, here with Pau Gasol during the NBA All-Star Game in 2016, was an 18-time All-Star selection. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Giannis highlight NBA All-Star starters

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM

For the second straight season, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo take on the All-Star captain role

ONE MORE. It's going to be Team LeBron versus Team Giannis again in the NBA All-Stars. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA-EFE

SLEX, STAR now toll-free for Taal Volcano eruption relief vehicles

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:36 PM

Vehicles bringing aid for people affected by the Taal Volcano eruption may stop at inspection sites to claim free single exit passes

RELIEF VEHICLES. Members of Manila Police District on January 19, 2020, load relief goods to be distributed to the people affected by the eruption of the Taal volcano. Photo KD Madrilejos

LeBron stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:09 AM

After trailing Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic in the early tally, LeBron James surges ahead to virtually clinch the overall lead

Once more onto the bridge: Captain Picard returns to 'Star Trek'

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the new 'Star Trek series 'Picard'

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 13: Sir Patrick Stewart places his handprints and footprints in cement at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on January 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California. David Livingston/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron leaps Doncic, Giannis into NBA All-Star vote lead

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Early fan voting in the NBA All-Stars shows LeBron James overtaking young hotshots Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo

epa07942031 LA Lakers forward LeBron James during the opening night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 October 2019. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

Luka edges Giannis for early NBA All-Star voting lead

Jan 03, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and last season's top rookie Luka Doncic edge LeBron James in the initial NBA All-Star voting results

TO GUNS. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) slightly trails Mavs' young sensation Luka Doncic in the fan votes. File photos from AFP

LOOK: John Boyega pokes fun at Kylo Ren and Rey's 'Star Wars romance'

Jan 01, 2020 - 3:24 PM

The shade is strong with this one

STAR WARS ROMANCE. Actor John Boyega pokes fun at the Kylo Ren-Rey romance. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm

'Star Wars' stays atop North America box office

Dec 31, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The last movie of the 'Skywalker Saga,' still remains on top the box office despite mixed reviews

'Star Wars' TV series 'Mandalorian' confirmed for season 2

Dec 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The show hits Fall of 2020

What next for 'Star Wars' after 'Rise of Skywalker' grand finale?

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:15 PM

A fear of franchise fatigue has already led Disney boss Bob Iger to signal a slowdown in future 'Star Wars' releases

Here’s where you can cop ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ merch

Dec 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The force is strong with these cute 'Star Wars' fan items!

HIGHLIGHTS: The MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Both fans and stars endure the afternoon heat for the Metro Manila Film Festival's annual opening spectacle

FOR THE FANS. Vic Sotto, Maine Mendoza, and Pokwang were among the celebrities that joined the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ review: A disappointing epilogue

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The events of 'The Rise of Skywalker' renders the entire Star Wars saga into an overwrought fairy tale

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm

LOOK: Coco Martin's Paloma returns at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Coco stuns in his orange-and-pink drag look!

PALOMA. Coco Martin dresses up as his female alter-ego for the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler