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Inside the Industry: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Advancing to the semifinals on NBC's World of Dance, UPeepz coaches Chips Beltran and Phim Villanueva tell us what it takes to impress J. Lo on the big stage

[OPINION] Pinoy BL, censorship, and problematic LGBTQ+ representation

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:40 PM

'Content producers of Pinoy BL series still have a responsibility to be more inclusive'

LOOKBACK: 5 wrestlers' careers The Undertaker helped boost

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:22 PM

Here are 5 wrestlers whose careers flourished thanks to some help from the Undertaker

CAREER-MAKING. The Undertaker (right) faces John Cena in WrestleMania 34. Photo from WWE

After 3 decades, The Undertaker retires from WWE

Jun 22, 2020 - 4:35 PM

The Undertaker, Mark Calaway in real life, says he has 'no desire to get back in the ring'

ICON. The Undertaker draws the curtain on a legendary wrestling career. Screengrab from Instagram/@wwe


BTS, Big Hit Entertainment donate $1 million to Black Lives Matter

Jun 07, 2020 - 1:02 PM

'We stand against racial discrimination,' the group earlier said in its Twitter account

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (Top) Lil Nas X (C) performs with Jin, V, SUGA, Jimin, RM, J-Hope and Jungkook of BTS onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

WWE Network launches free version

Jun 02, 2020 - 6:08 PM

WWE opens up its action-packed content library in its free version of WWE Network

MONDAY NIGHT MESSIAH. Don't miss out on Monday Night RAW in the WWE Network which comes in a free version. Photo from Seth Rollins' Twitter

[Science Solitaire] Avatars and the performing arts

May 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What if your favorite performing artist showed up in your house through some abracadabra of digital technology? How will that change the quality of your day?'

Wrestler Shad Gaspard found dead, hailed as hero for saving son

May 20, 2020 - 11:41 PM

(UPDATED) The body of former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been found dead on the shores of Venice Beach, California

'Save my son first': Ex-WWE star Shad Gaspard goes missing at sea

May 19, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Gaspard and his son are among a group of swimmers who got caught in a strong sea current

MISSING. Shad Gaspard gets caught in a sea current in Venice Beach, California. Photo from Instagram

Australian media group wants tech giants to pay $400 million a year

May 14, 2020 - 12:44 PM

In an initiative being closely watched across the world, the Australian government is due to unveil in July details of the mandatory payments as part of a code of conduct for the tech giants' dealings with news media

SM Entertainment opens global auditions for aspiring K-pop stars

May 07, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Do you think you have what it takes to be SM Entertainment's newest star?

WATCH: 'That's Entertainment' love teams reunite for music video

May 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Manilyn Reynes, Tina Paner, and Sheryl Cruz reunite with their on-screen partners to perform 'Nothing Is Gonna Stop Us Now'

Cornerstone artists pay tribute to frontliners in Easter Sunday online show

Apr 09, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Catriona Gray, Rachelle Ann Go, and Sam Milby will be performing during 'KanTAHANAN, Isang Pagsaludo sa mga Mahal Natin Frontliners' on Easter Sunday

WWE brings new series, movie to Netflix this April

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:47 PM

WWE partners with Netflix in streaming 'The Big Show Show' and 'The Main Event'

COMEDY SERIES. The Big Show, aka Paul Wright, gets his own show on Netflix. Photo from release

PH movie companies suspend film production

Mar 14, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The film studios suspend shootings due to the coronavirus advisory

E3 video game conference canceled due to coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:54 AM

The Entertainment Software Association says the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo would not take place, becoming the latest in a growing list of canceled conferences

E3 CANCELED. In this file photo a gaming fan plays during E3 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by David McNew/Getty Images North America/AFP

Sarah Geronimo's former bodyguard gets P200,000 settlement

Mar 04, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Jerry Tamara initially ask for P1.5 million in damages and an apology from actor Matteo Guidicelli

Anne Curtis pays tribute to Viva Entertainment

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:12 PM

'Sending light and love to my Viva Family whom I know have been feeling down lately,' says Anne, who has been with Viva since she was 12 years old

Black Sheep, Regal join forces for Bob Ong's 'Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan' adaptation

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The movie will star Joshua Garcia

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Underrated shows from 2019 you may have missed

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Do yourselves a favor and give these artists a listen

LIST: The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Filipino films aren't dying

Fame, infamy, and everything in between: Philippine showbiz newsmakers of 2019

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here's a roundup of Philippine showbiz news in 2019

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

IN MEMORIAM 2019: Farewell to the veterans

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Their legacy lives on forever

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:02 PM

8 history-makers in politics, climate and humanitarian activism, music, and astronomy who were unknown in 2018

THE BRAVES. This file photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows a protester throwing a brick back at the police after they fired tear gas in Wong Tai Sin during a general strike in Hong Kong, as simultaneous rallies were held across7 districts. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

LIST: 8 new international restaurants that Filipinos lined up for in 2019

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM

2019 was definitely a year of food for Manila's most rabid, patient foodies – the lines for these international food chains say it all

Notable deaths around the world in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here are some of the notable deaths of 2019

MERCI. This photograph taken on October 5, 2019, shows a portrait of late French President Jacques Chirac at the "Musee du President Jacques Chirac" (President Jacques Chirac museum), the museum opened to public, free of charge on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Sarran, central France. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

2019: A year in showbiz kalat

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Or the year that made us all wish we still had 'The Buzz'

Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:59 PM

A look back at 10 new records in the year about to end

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

BTS, EXO most tweeted about K-pop groups in PH for 2019

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:22 PM

In 3rd place is BLACKPINK! Did your favorite group make it to Twitter Philippines' list?

Maine Mendoza, Maymay Entrata most tweeted about PH celebs of 2019

Dec 12, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The two are followed by Kisses Delavin and Alden Richards

Catriona Gray back in Manila, plans to pursue music career

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Catriona will be under the management of Cornerstone Entertainment

Entertainment City firms slam DOTr order to transfer flights

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

City of Dreams Manila, Solaire, and Resorts World representatives say transferring flights to Sangley Airport will inconvenience their VIP guests

TRANSFERRING FLIGHTS? Entertainment City firms said that transferring their charter flights from NAIA to Sangley Airport would be 'unreasonable'. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP)

Momoland's Taeha and Yeonwoo leave group

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Taeha ends her contract with their agency MLD Entertainment, while Yeonwoo remains with them as an actress

NEW START. Momoland's Taeha, seen here at a press conference in Taguig City in August 2018, is leaving the group and terminating her  contract with their agency, MLD Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘StarCraft II’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Justin ‘NuksPH’ Santos and Caviar ‘Enderr’ Acampado of Sibol Philippines, the national esports team for the 2019 SEA Games, share their tips on how you can step up your game in StarCraft II

SIBOL STARCRAFT II. Justin 'NuksPH' Santos (L) and Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado (R) are the Philippines' aces for StarCraft II in SEA Games 2019. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


‘StarCraft II’: What you need to know

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The popular science-fiction strategy game will be a medal event for the 2019 SEA Games

STARCRAFT II. Series anniversary art from Blizzard shows key characters in a rare moment of non-conflict. Illustration from Blizzard


‘Hearthstone’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Dustin ‘WaningMoon’ Mangulabnan and Jacinta ‘Jia’ Dee share their tips on how you can get better at 'Hearthstone'

SIBOL. Dustin 'WaningMoon' Mangulabnan and Jacinta 'Jia' Dee will be representing the Philippines in the Hearthstone tourney of SEA Games 2019. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


'Hearthstone': What you need to know

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Videogames are coming to the SEA Games. In case you haven't played Hearthstone, here's a quick explainer

Photo from Blizzard press site

Multiple sources say Diablo 4 will be announced at Blizzcon

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:01 PM

An industry insider's tweet and an alleged mention of 'Diablo 4' on promotional material for a Diablo artbook spur speculation of a new game announcement

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

LOOK: 'That's Entertainment' stars reunite to celebrate late mentor Kuya Germs' birthday

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:01 PM

They also celebrate Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's electoral victory

BTS label to hold global auditions for K-pop girl group

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Big Hit Entertainment is scouting for new members for their upcoming 2021 K-pop girl group – why not give it a shot?

Hasbro to buy 'Peppa Pig' owner for $4 billion

Aug 23, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Toymaker Hasbro acquires Entertainment One, the studio behind the popular cartoon series 'Peppa Pig' and 'PJ Masks'

Police raid K-pop agency over alleged illegal gambling

Aug 17, 2019 - 3:55 PM

South Korean police went to YG Entertainment as part of an investigation into music mogul Yang Hyun-suk's alleged illicit gambling

Pinoy wrestlers have 'no reason' not to reach WWE, says Sheamus

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Four-time world champion Sheamus thinks Filipino wrestlers have a shot at making it to the WWE

IRISH SUPERSTAR. Sheamus visits the country to promote the WWE Live Manila show on September 20. Photo by ALvin S. Go/Rappler

WWE Live Manila 2019: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan face off for WWE title

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The live wrestling show gets even better with two more championship matches from the SmackDown brand, a Street Fight match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, and more

MAIN EVENT. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston will rekindle their feud for the WWE Championship in the main event of WWE Live Manila on September 20, 2019. File photo from WWE.com

3 Pinoy wrestlers join WWE tryout in China

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Crystal, Jake de Leon and Ken Warren are among the 40 wrestlers from Asia who tried their luck in WWE's search for its next wrestling superstars

WWE TRYOUT. Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren of Philippine Wrestling Revolution joined other wrestlers from Asia in the WWE tryout held in Shanghai, China this year. Photos from WWE.com

FULL LIST: Winners, Eddys Awards 2019

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Kathryn Bernardo wins Best Actress for 'The Hows of Us,' while 'Liway' wins Best Picture

Catch all your favorite Viva stars at Vivacon 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Viva's very first entertainment convention is happening on August 3 and 4, their most star-studded event yet