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Detours from home: Yes, I'm a proud KPop stan

Jun 24, 2020 - 2:41 PM

KPop can teach you new skills and dare you to dream

3 more Chinese men nabbed for sex trafficking at Clark Freeport

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:46 AM

Nine Chinese women are rescued from a room at ON Pool Villas during the sting operation. They are at the regional social welfare office as authorities coordinate with the immigration bureau.

K-pop fans are creative, dedicated and social – we should take them seriously

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Contrary to common perception, most fans are not socially withdrawn nerds – because the social aspect of K-pop fandom is central to being a true fan

DEDICATION. Fans of Korean pop music attend a convention, called Kcon, that brings together some of the most popular pop bands from Korea on June 23, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Two Pinoy artists win James Gunn’s global 'Brightburn' fan art contest

May 24, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Out of 600 entries, winners Jaye Atienza from Pampanga and Dennis Radaza from Rizal were hand-picked by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' producer James Gunn himself

Elle Fanning faints because of 'tight dress'

May 22, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The actress says she fainted after wearing a tight dress during a gala dinner at the Cannes film festival

US actress and member of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival Elle Fanning arrives for the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

She's back: Chinese star Fan Bingbing reemerges after tax scandal

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The actress walks down the red carpet at a Beijing party for Chinese online video platform iQiyi

Goodbye, Captain: Fans pay tribute to Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Fans all over the world pay tribute to Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg

Momoland coming back to Manila

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Get ready to go 'BAAM' and 'BBoom BBoom' once again

WELCOME BACK. K-pop group Momoland is set to come back to the Philippines in 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nudist beach surfer punches shark to escape attack

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:00 AM

'As soon as I did that he latched onto my arm and all I could do was punch it until it let go,' says Australian surfer Paul Kenny

BITTEN. Surfer Paul Kenny was bitten by a shark. Screengrab from ABC Local

Red October, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fan Bingbing | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:35 AM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing breaks silence on tax case

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:23 PM

'Without the Party and the state's good policies, without the love from the people, there would have been no Fan Bingbing,' the actress says on Weibo

Disappeared Chinese star Fan Bingbing ordered to pay $129M over taxes

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The actress has been inactive on her social media accounts since May

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses as she arrives on May 11, 2018 for the screening of the film "Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)" at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Davao student wins global 'Venom' poster contest

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:48 PM

22-year-old Jeuz Sumangil’s work stood out among 3,600 contenders from all over the world

7 Filipino artists among contenders in worldwide 'Venom' fan art contest

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

7 Filipino talents were shortlisted by Talenthouse and the Venom Team, including Tom Hardy himself

Here’s your chance to meet 'Prince Ian' of Thai 'Princess Hours' in PH

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Thai actor Sattaphong 'Tao' Phiangphor is heading to Manila

An electrifying WrestleMania: My New Orleans experience

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:45 PM

A lifelong WWE fan gets to experience the visual feast that is WrestleMania

Daniel Bryan makes his first in-ring TV return at Smackdown Live in New Orleans days after WrestleMania.

LOOK: Ginebra fans brave rains for championship celebration

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Instead of the usual meet-and-greet, Ginebra players get up close and personal with the fans

CELEBRATION. The Gin Kings join their die-hard supporters in a victory party.

WATCH: How not to behave as a fan

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Celebrities may be public figures, but they aren’t public property

NAM JOO-HYUK. The 'Weightlifting Fairy' star attends a FanCon for clothing brand Penshoppe on July 29, where he is later hounded by fans. Photo courtesy of Penshoppe

Alden Richards thanks AlDub fans on 3rd year anniversary

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:11 PM

'Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng mga patuloy na nagmamahal sa amin,' says the actor

#RP612fic: Netizens imagine PH heroes on Independence Day 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Filipinos use jokes and memes to visualize Philippine historical figures in modern or alternative settings

Ricci Rivero apologizes for shouting at female fan

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The 20-year-old could not hide his frustrations and shouted at a fan asking for a photo with him

SORRY. Ricci Rivero says what he showed when he shouted at a fan was 'unacceptable behavior.' Photo by Rappler

Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie reunite for Disney's 'Maleficent 2'

May 30, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also part of the sequel

Get to know Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero, Pinoy YouTube stars on the rise

May 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The siblings talk to Rappler ahead of their YouTube Fan Fest 2018 appearance

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Renee Dominique

May 07, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Catch the singer-songwriter as she plays at Rappler HQ!

Jameson Blake appeals to ElNella fans: Give 'So Connected' tandem a chance

May 05, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Janella Salvador, Jameson's partner in the movie 'So Connected,' says that onscreen partner Elmo Magalona has no issues that she's paired with another leading man

Jameson Blake. Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

'Tongue-tied' NBA star JJ Redick in racial slur storm

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Redick of Philadelphia 76ers responds to the controversy on Twitter, blaming a verbal slip for his use of the word

RACIAL SLUR. File photo shows JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Ji Soo gets up close and personal with Filipino fans

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:51 PM

During his fan meeting, Ji Soo serenades his fans, plays games with them, and shares interesting tidbits about his life and career

JI SOO IN MANILA. Korean actor Ji Soo greets his Filipino fans. All photos from Ted Orsenado

Korean actor Ji Soo on his favorite Filipino food and ideal Valentine's date

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:19 AM

Ji Soo hopes to make memories with his Filipino fans ahead of Valentine's Day

BACK IN THE PHILIPPINES. Korean actor Ji Soo greets members of the media during a press conference on Friday, February 9. Rappler screenshot

From Korean idol group to Duterte Supporters on Facebook?

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:05 PM

A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.

Korean actor Ji Soo returns to PH to meet Filipino fans

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'I will be so excited to see all of you. Let’s get to know each other more and better and have a gorgeous time,' says the Korean actor to his Pinoy fans

Vote for Katarina Rodriguez in Miss Intercontinental 2017!

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Help Katarina get into the Top 6 via the Miss Sunrise Resorts award

Rachel Peters, Chanel Thomas, and Katarina Rodriguez is sent-off to their respective pageants on November 6, 2017 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City.

Vote for Katarina Rodriguez in the Miss Intercontinental 2017 pageant

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Help Katarina enter as a semi-finalist in the pageant to be held in Egypt in January

Rachel Peters, Chanel Thomas, and Katarina Rodriguez is sent-off to their respective pageants on November 6, 2017 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City.

Maine Mendoza asks fans for 'freedom' in open letter

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:05 AM

'I feel like I’m living in box,' the dubsmash queen writes in a blog post, where she also says that she and Alden Richards are just friends

MAINE MENDOZA. The actress gets honest in a blog post addressed to fans. File photo shows Maine at the Jolly 20th anniversary where she is introduced as the brand’s ambassador. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Deretan Youtuber yang memeriahkan acara Youtube Fanfest 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Acara Youtube Fanfest akan digelar hingga 12 November

YOUTUBER. Deretan pengisi acara Youtube Fanfest 2017 yang akan berlangsung hingga 12 November. Foto oleh Brian Arga Wana/Rappler

Daftar harga tiket fan meeting Wanna One

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Wanna One akan menggelar fan meeting perdana di Indonesia pada 21 Januari 2018

FAN MEETING. Grup asal Korea Selatan Wanna One akan menggelar fan meeting perdana mereka di Indonesia pada 21 Januari 2018. Foto dari akun Instagram @mecimapro

‘The Beguiled’ review: Elegant and searing feminist satire

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:20 PM

In a way The Beguiled feels like a searing mockery of the expectations and constraints society imposes on women

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

FOTO & VIDEO: VIXX tiba di Indonesia

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

VIXX tiba di Jakarta jelang ‘fan meeting’ pada Sabtu malam

VIXX gelar 'fanmeeting' di Jakarta pada Sabtu, 29 Juli.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 12 Juli 2017

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:05 AM

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

Samsung confirms launch of refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

Jul 02, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The refurbished version called the Galaxy Note Fan Edition FE will hit shelves in South Korea on July 7

NOTE 7. Samsung finally reveals their findings on the Note 7 explosions. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: Japeth Aguilar visits wake of avid fan who passed away

May 29, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The Barangay Ginebra big man is seen at the wake of Jusper Soriano affectionately known as Little Japeth by those close to him

'LITTLE JAPETH'. Japeth Aguilar poses with his fan Jusper Soriano, dubbed 'Little Japeth' by his family. Screengrab from Aguilar's Instagram account

'For My Dear': Melewati malam dengan tawa serta pelukan hangat Sang Grim Reaper

May 21, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Setelah 10 tahun akhirnya Lee Dong Wook kembali ke Indonesia dan menggelar fan meeting untuk kali pertama

Selama 3 jam, penonton dibuai dengan sambutan hangat dari Lee Dong Wook di gelaran fan meeting 'For My Dear' di The Kasablanka Hall, Jakarta. Foto oleh Mecima Pro.

FOTO: Dari gelaran '2017 Lee Dong Wook Asia Tour In Jakarta For My Dear'

May 21, 2017 - 9:51 AM

Lee Dong Wook menggelar fan meeting di The Kasablanka Hall Sabtu 20 Mei

Lee Dong Wook menggelar fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear', Sabtu, 20 Mei. Foto dari Mecima Pro.

Lee Dong Wook: Saya senang bisa kembali ke Indonesia!

May 19, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Setelah 10 tahun akhirnya aktor K drama Lee Dong Wook kembali menjejakkan kakinya ke Indonesia

Lee Dong Wook, pemeran Grim Reaper di serial 'Goblin' hadir di gelaran press conference, Jumat, 19 Mei, jelang fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear'. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler.

FOTO: Lee Dong Wook tiba di Jakarta!

May 19, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Sang Malaikat Maut akan siap menyapa penggemar lewat gelaran fan meeting Sabtu 20 Mei

Lee Dong Wook tiba di Jakarta, Kamis, 18 Mei. Ia akan menggelar fan meeting apda Sabtu, 20 Mei mendatang. Foto dari Mecima Pro.

Vietnam coach finds Filipino crowd 'clever' for fake shot clock countdown

May 18, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Gilas Pilipinas fans create their own form of entertainment at SEABA 2017

'CLEVER.' Vietnam's coach Donte Hill thinks the Filipino crowd is clever for goading his team into early shots with a fake countdown. Photo from

5 hal tentang sang Grim Reaper, Lee Dong Wook

May 18, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Bintang serial Goblin Lee Dong Wook akan menyapa penggemar setianya di The Kasablanka Hall Kota Kasablanka Sabtu 20 Mei

Lee Dong Wook bersiap menyapa penggemarnya lewat gelaran fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear', 20 Mei mendatang. Foto dari Mecima Pro.

Lee Dong Wook menanti partisipasi penggemar di Indonesia

May 02, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Aktor pemeran Grim Reaper di serial Goblin akan menggelar fan meeting di Jakarta 20 Mei mendatang

Diwawancara media Taiwan, Gong Yoo teringat pada penggemar Indonesia

May 01, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Sabtu 29 April lalu pemeran serial Goblin ini menggelar fan meeting di Taipei Taiwan

SAKSIKAN: Lee Dong Wook menyapa penggemar di Indonesia

Apr 24, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Sang Grim Reaper akan menggelar fan meeting bertajuk For My Dear di Jakarta 20 Mei mendatang

Aktor Korea Selatan, Lee Dong Wook akan menggelar fan meeting bertajuk 'For My Dear' di Kasablanka Hall, Kota Kasablanka, Sabtu,20 Mei. Foto dari Mecima Pro.