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'The Buzz' moments that are seared into our collective memories

Feb 29, 2020 - 1:30 PM

We think it's high time ABS-CBN brought this show back

THE BUZZ. Nothing like the celebrity talk show has been done since. Screenshots from ABSCBN Entertainment and The Filipino Channel on YouTube

One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) NASA plans to return to the Moon to test technology for Mars by 2024

Apollo 11 space mission US astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen conducting experiments with the Passive Experiment Package (PSE) on the moon's surface on a picture taken by Neil Armstrong after both climbed down the ladder of the lunar module "Eagle" on July 21, 1969 to become the first men in history to set foot on the moon's surface. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo by - / NASA / AFP)

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Dec 09, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Buzz Aldrin discharged from New Zealand hospital

Dec 09, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Aldrin 86 the second man to walk on the moon is the oldest person to reach the South Pole before being evacuated to a hospital in the New Zealand city of Christchurch

GETTING BETTER. This handout photo from Christina Korp taken on December 5, 2016 and received on December 7 shows former US astronaut Buzz Aldrin (L) in a Christchurch hospital talking with Dr David Bowie. Photo courtesy of Christina Korp/ AFP

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Dec 04, 2016 - 1:54 PM

He still has some congestion in his lungs so has been advised not to take the long flight home to the States and to rest in New Zealand while it clears up

In this file photo, NASA Apollo XI astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks at the Humans to Mars Summit on April 22, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin stable after South Pole health scare

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:35 PM

UPDATED Aldrin was visiting Antarctica as part of a tourist group when his condition deteriorated according to a statement from the tour operator White Desert

BUZZ ALDRIN. Buzz Aldrin speaks during WE Day Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on September 20, 2016 in St Paul, Minnesota. File photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for WE /AFP

KathNiel, Twitter bots, polls: Quality, not just buzz

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Yes there are bots tweeting about the presidential candidates But not always for the reasons you might assume

Kris Aquino on 'The Buzz': 'Honestly, I am to blame'

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:26 PM

I own up to it she says

KRIS ON THE BUZZ. She says that she's the one to blame regarding the show going off the air after 16 years. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'The Buzz' to take a break after 16 years on air

Apr 05, 2015 - 7:23 PM

The entertainment talk show goes off air after 16 years

Moon mementos found languishing in Neil Armstrong's closet

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:08 AM

The objects include a 16mm camera that was mounted on the window of the Eagle lunar module to record the historic landing and Armstrong s one small step

A NASA handout photo dated 20 July 1969 shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong working at the base of the lunar module on the moon. NASA/Handout/EPA

Singer Billy Crawford explains Taguig arrest

Sep 14, 2014 - 11:46 PM

The television host says he was neither drunk nor under the influence of drugs when he was arrested and clarified he did not physically assault police officers

Webhits: Neil Armstrong's lunar heartbeat used for a John Lennon cover

Aug 01, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Berlin based songwriter Louise Gold honors the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by using Neil Armstrong s heartbeat as a bass line for a John Lennon original

Charice celebrates coming out day via social media

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:09 PM

The singer advised those who are afraid to come out to be strong

ONE YEAR AFTER. Charice told those who are afraid to come out to be strong Photo from Charice's Instagram

Vice Ganda speaks up on Terrence Romeo

May 25, 2014 - 10:33 PM

The actor comedian says though he will never say anything bad against the PBA player he still feels hurt over the issue

Vice Ganda on breakup: 'It was mutual'

May 18, 2014 - 10:02 PM

I believe that the only way to keep him is to let him go

JUST FRIENDS. Comedian and entertainer Vice Ganda says decision to break up with boyfriend was 'mutual.' Photo from Official Facebook Page (

Grandfather to Deniece Cornejo: Time to surrender

May 05, 2014 - 12:17 AM

He believes she s telling the truth

NOTHING TO HIDE? The grandfather of Deniece Cornejo believes she has nothing to hide and should surrender to authorities. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Vhong Navarro denies attempted rape allegation

Jan 26, 2014 - 9:26 PM

UPDATED In an interview on Buzz ng Bayan Vhong Navarro vehemently denied attempted rape allegations from the police blotter that was previously obtained by media

SPEAKING UP. Vhong Navarro has spoken out about his side of the story and denies attempted rape allegations. Screen grab from his official Facebook account

The buzz on ‘Kung Fu Divas’ director Onat Diaz

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:16 PM

‘The Buzz’ director Onat Diaz is himself a buzz topic of late thanks to his maiden movie

BONGGA KAYO, ’DAY. Writer-director Onat Diaz flanked by his peacock-haired ‘Kung Fu Divas’ lead stars Marian Rivera and Ai Ai De Las Alas. Photo: Raymund Isaac

Gossip: An appreciation

Aug 19, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Notes on celebrity gossip and its stepsister political gossip

TALK IS CHEAP? IT'S UNIVERSAL. Alyssa Milano, 'In Bed with Joan.' Photo from the show's Facebook

Ruined class in Woody's new film

Aug 02, 2013 - 9:38 PM

And Cate Blanchett fulfills dream of working with acclaimed director in Blue Jasmine

SOCIALITE IN DISTRESS. Woody Allen writes up another superb female character study. Image from 'Blue Jasmine's' Facebook page

Domestic violence no laughing matter

Jun 29, 2013 - 10:50 PM

Intimate partner violence is when one person in a relationship purposely hurts another person physically emotionally and sexually

Bishops on Charice: 'We'd rather not pre-judge'

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:53 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines calls on the international singer s family and friends to guide her as she undergoes an identity crisis regarding her sexual orientation

CHARICE COMES OUT. 'We would rather not pre-judge her,' comments CBCP on her coming out interview with Boy Abunda. Screen grab from 'The Buzz'

Charice: 'Opo, tomboy po ako'

Jun 02, 2013 - 7:33 PM

After a long period of silence Charice opens up about her family her career and her sexuality

CHARICE BARES ALL. The international Filipino singer admits in a television interview she's a lesbian. Screen grab by Jessica Lazaro

Buzz Aldrin: US must colonize Mars

May 09, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The 83 year old said the United States should apply what it learned decades ago by reaching the moon toward building a new colony on the Red Planet

This computer-generated images depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

A Filipino in space by 2014

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED American astronaut Buzz Aldrin kicks off an online contest that will send 22 civilians to space

COULD IT BE YOU? Sign up and we'll find out! #PinoyPride. Image from the AXE Philippines Facebook page

Captain's log: Real space chat for Star Trek crew

Jan 08, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Fact and fiction blurred this week when a real life astronaut boldly went where no man has gone before and conversed from orbit via Twitter with the crew of the famed Star Trek media franchise

Rappler's 10 viral videos of 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Rappler picks 10 out of the Buzz Feed list of 50

CATCHY VIRAL TUNE. 'Call Me Maybe' is also number two in Billboard's Hot 100 Songs of 2012. Image from the Carly Rae Jepsen Facebook page

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012: First man on the moon

Aug 26, 2012 - 10:23 AM

With one small step off a ladder Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20 1969 making him the most lauded American of the Cold War space race

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, inside the Lunar Module as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of his historic moonwalk, July 20, 1969. Image Credit: NASA

Ruffa Gutierrez, talk shows and the social media world

Jun 24, 2012 - 6:00 PM

The issue? A birthday tribute gone wrong