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Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch gallery– museum director

Mar 30, 2020 - 10:46 PM

(UPDATED) The 1884 painting, titled the 'Parsonage Garden at Neunen in Spring" has been taken during a pre-dawn break-in at the Singer Laren Museum near Amsterdam

This handout picture released on March 30, 2020 by the Groningen Museum shows Vincent van Gogh's 1884 painting "Parsonage Garden at Neunen in Spring" which was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in Laren, about 30 kilometres southeast of Amsterdam, closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum's director said Monday. - The painting has an estimated value of between one to six million euros, local media said. The criminals entered the museum at around 3.15 am (0115 GMT) by breaking open a front glass door, police and Dutch news reports said. (Photo by Marten de Leeuw / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / GRONINGER MUSEUM / MARTEN DE LEEUW" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - NO ARCHIVES - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Activist investor wants to oust Twitter chief Dorsey – media

Feb 29, 2020 - 1:36 PM

Elliott Management, founded by billionaire Paul Singer, has acquired a stake in Twitter and wants to remove CEO Jack Dorsey, CNBC says, citing an unnamed source

JACK DORSEY. In this file photo taken on September 05, 2018 CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Jung Yong-hwa of CNBLUE to perform in Manila

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:28 AM

CNBLUE's lead vocalist Jung Yong-hwa is returning to the Philippines for a solo concert in March 2020

Placido Domingo says harassment accusations 'a nightmare'

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The opera singer has been accused by at least 20 women of forcibly kissing, grabbing or fondling them in incidents dating back to at least the 1980s

PLACIDO DOMINGO. In this file photo, the Spanish tenor gives a press conference in Moscow on October 15, 2019. Domingo, who faces multiple accusations of sexual harassment, tells a Spanish publication that the accusations have been 'a nightmare.' File Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP

Pop star Lizzo: America's spicy poster girl of self-love

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Known for her pop-rap blend and classical flute riffs, self-love warrior Lizzo now makes it difficult to envision the music world without her effervescent stage presence

Singer Sia reveals neurological disease, urges those in pain to ‘keep going’

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:44 PM

The 'Chandelier' singer reveals her battle with Ehlers-Danlos, a neurological disease that causes chronic pain

Opera star Placido Domingo withdraws from all future Met performances

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:56 AM

'I strongly dispute recent allegations made about me, and I am concerned about a climate in which people are condemned without due process,' says the Spanish opera singer

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 28, 2019 Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performs during his concert in the newly inaugurated sports and culture centre 'St Gellert Forum' in Szeged, southern Hungary. - Domingo, the legendary opera singer facing myriad sexual harassment accusations, is withdrawing from all future performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera, both he and the institution announced on September 24, 2019. The 11th-hour decision comes just one night before the 78-year-old Spaniard dubbed the "king of opera," who denies all allegations, was scheduled to perform in the Met's production of "Macbeth." (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Singer Billie Eilish urges fans to join climate change protests

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:08 AM

'Take it to the streets,' Billie Eilish urges her fans, calling them to join the youth-led demonstrations in New York this September

Kang Daniel is coming to Manila

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The former Wanna One member is set to meet his Filipino fans

KANG DANIEL. The K-Pop star is set to meet his Filipino fans. Screenshot from

Taylor Swift celebrates love in all its chaos with new album 'Lover'

Aug 24, 2019 - 2:47 PM

'Lover,' in all its lovestruck, honeyed glory, is the first album Taylor Swift owns

Opera's Placido Domingo faces sexual harassment probe, shows canceled

Aug 15, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The singer is accused of pressuring women into sexual relationships

PLACIDO DOMINGO. The opera singer faces sexual harassment allegations.File photo shows Domingo in Los Angeles, California in May 2014. Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

Ed Sheeran breaks record for highest-grossing tour in history

Aug 03, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Ed Sheeran's global 'Divide' tour is now the highest-grossing tour of all time, bumping off U2 from the number one spot

Cha Eun-woo is coming to Manila

Jul 25, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Another oppa is headed to town!

CHA EUN WOO. The Korean star is coming to Manila. Photo courtesy of Wilbros Live

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dead at 88

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'My father has passed,' says the musician's son Joao Marcelo

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 24, 2008, Brazilian musician Joao Gilberto, 77, acknowledges the audience during his presentation at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. - Joao Gilberto, the legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter who was a pioneer of the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died, his son Joao Marcelo announced Saturday on Facebook. He was 88. (Photo by Ari Versiani / AFP)

Gary Valenciano says he's now cancer-free

Jul 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

'I am cancer free. God is good,' Gary V shares on Instagram, a year after his diagnosis

Jazz singer Jacqui Magno dies at 65

Jun 21, 2019 - 8:49 PM

She is best known for being a part of The Circus Band in the early 70s

Missy Elliott inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:27 AM

She is the first ever female rapper to receive this honor

R. Kelly hit with 11 new sex crime charges

May 31, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Three of the charges are for the sexual abuse of a minor

Pitbull takes on 'UglyDolls', bullying and self-acceptance

May 05, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The American rapper talks about lending his voice to the animated film, plus how music saved him from the tough times

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2019 Pitbull attends STX Films World Premiere of "UglyDolls" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles. - An animated film about misfit toys seems an unlikely fit for a smooth reggaeton rapper, but Pitbull is front and center in "UglyDolls" and he loves the message it sends. (Photo by Rich Fury / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Female singer shot dead in front of Ilocos Sur church

Apr 28, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Ruzziel Pagaoa Lomibao is shot while driving her motorcycle along the national highway in front of Our Lady of Piat Shrine in San Juan, Ilocos Sur

Ariana Grande shares photos of brain scans, reveals PTSD

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:29 PM

The 25-year-old singer opens up about PTSD, sharing on Instagram photos of her 'PTSD' brain scans

Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Sugar, spice, and everything nice? Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year is both a bubblegum pop teen idol and a symbol of female empowerment

Philippines' Darren Espanto to guest on China's 'Singer 2019'

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The episode will air in China on April 12

SINGER 2019. Young Filipino singer Darren Espanto will be guesting during the finals of the popular Chinese show. Photo from Star Magic's Instagram

R. Kelly speaks up to deny sex abuse charges

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

R. Kelly dismisses the sexual abuse allegations made against him, saying that they're all 'rumors' and 'not true'

Ariana Grande drops new album amid Grammys spat

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:30 AM

What do you think of the pop superstar's latest album, 'Thank, U, Next'?

LOOK BACK: James Ingram's memorable hits

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The singer's hits include duets with Patty Austin and Linda Ronstadt

Singer James Ingram dies at 66

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:02 AM

'I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,' says his friend Debbie Allen

'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer responds to new sex abuse allegations

Jan 25, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Bryan Singer is accused of having had sexual encounters with men who were underage then, among other similar allegations

WATCH: What does Jose Mari Chan do after December 25?

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The unofficial voice of the Filipino Christmas season stars in a cheeky ad for Netflix Philippines

AFTER DEC 25. Jose Mari Chan stars in a new – and cheeky – Netflix Philippines ad. Screenshot from the Netflix Philippines Facebook page

Civil society groups condemn ban on colleagues at COP24

Dec 09, 2018 - 10:09 AM

'People are demanding climate action from our governments and should be supported for doing so. The Polish government is afraid to see the reality that also they need to act,' says CAN Europe director Wendel Trio

COP24. Protesters are pictured during a march for the climate on sidelines of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit on December 8, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

'Crazy Rich Asians' director working on movie about Journey's Ariel Pineda – report

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Arnel Pineda's rise to fame as the lead singer of the iconic rock band is about to be turned into a full-length movie

HIS JOURNEY. Arnel Pineda's inspiring story is about to hit the big screen. File photo by Rappler

LOOK: Aaron Carter arrives in Manila for November 18 concert

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:32 AM

The '90s sensation will perform at New Frontier Theater on Sunday, November 18

Victoria's Secret CEO resigns amid flagging sales and model controversy

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The resignation quickly comes after VS brand director's comments against including transgender or plus-size models in their show

Regine Velasquez tells haters: 'Lumipat lang ako ng network, hindi ako pumatay ng tao'

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:51 PM

After her switch to the Kapamilya network, Asia's Songbird finally addresses her 'bashers' through an Instagram post

Rico J Puno's legacy through the years

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:57 AM

The 'Total Entertainer' will be forever cherished for his impact in both the music and entertainment industry

Celebrities pay tribute to Rico J Puno

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:14 AM

The 'Macho Gwapito' singer died at the age of 65

LOOK BACK: Rico J Puno's greatest hits

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Which Rico J Puno song is your favorite?

ICONIC SINGER. Rico J Puno sings his last song. Image from Rico J Puno's Facebook

Singer Rico J Puno dies at 65

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Celebrities and fellow Makati officials mourn the passing of the OPM icon

RICO J. Rico J. Puno has died, his family confirms on Tuesday, October 30. Photo from Puno's Facebook page

WATCH: Indie-folk singer Vincent Eco on #MoveSessions

Sep 06, 2018 - 6:17 PM

#MoveSessions is an online live jam for up-and-coming artists from schools and communities. Bookmark this page to catch Vincent Eco's performance on Thursday, September 6.

Celeste Legaspi: Aging isn’t a dull lens, but a prism

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The concept of aging seems anathema to the entertainment industry, which makes the existence of Mamang all the more radical

MAMANG. Denise O’Hara’s critically-lauded entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya festival, is a compassionate exploration of aging and dementia. Photo courtesy of Dee Nermal

Ebe Dancel takes break from music scene, public performances

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'I've decided to stop doing public performances unless I really, really feel like it. But right now, I really, really don't feel like it,' says singer Ebe Dancel

TIME FOR A BREAK. Ebe Dancel says he's taking a break from public performances. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'A rare treasure': outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Musicians, political leaders, and activists remember the Queen of Soul following her death on August 16

QUEEN OF SOUL. Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, and Barack Obama are among those who paid tribute to Aretha Franklin. Photos from Molly Riley/AFP,,, and

After heart bypass surgery, Gary Valenciano also had cancer scare

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The singer tells Korina Sanchez he also had kidney cancer

Yook Sung-jae of 'Goblin' and BTOB is coming back to Manila

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:06 PM

He'll be meeting fans on July 13 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City

HE'S BACK. Yook Sung-Jae returns to Manila for a fan greet. Image courtesy of Viu Philippines

Claudia Barretto wants you to know she's more than just her family name

May 27, 2018 - 8:29 PM

'I knew I wanted to be a singer. I wanted to make music but I didn’t know what I was fit for or what kind of music I wanted to do or what kind of sound I wanted to portray.'

WATCH: KZ Tandingan performs ‘Bang Bang’ with Jessie J and Coco Lee

Apr 14, 2018 - 1:55 PM

KZ channels her inner Nicki Minaj as she shows off her rap skills

SINGER 2018. Kz Tandingan performs with Jessie J at the finals of the Chinese singing competition. Screenshot from

Mariah Carey opens up about bipolar disorder

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:25 AM

'Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,' says the pop star

This is not a drill: Mariah Carey is coming back to Manila!

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The diva is performing in Manila in October!

MARIAH CAREY. The diva is coming back to Manila. Photo courtesy of Wilbros

Demi Lovato causes stir with sensual concert romp

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Demi gets a kiss on the lips from singer Kehlani during a performance of 'Lonely' at the 'Tell Me Your Love Tour' in Newark

KZ Tandingan is eliminated from 'Singer 2018'

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:39 PM

KZ Tandingan performs Lorde's 'Royals' during the episode