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Magic 2020 playoff preview: What home court advantage?

Jun 26, 2020 - 12:50 PM

A champion will be crowned in Orlando, but that almost certainly won’t be the Magic

INCONSISTENCIES. Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic need to deal with their inconsistent performances. Photo from NBA

Not like Mike: NBA stars who suffered ill-fated returns

May 11, 2020 - 8:02 PM

Several NBA stars tried their best for another shot at basketball glory, but their stories simply were not as sweet the second time around

ROBBED. Injuries prevented Brandon Roy from carving out what could have been a significantly better NBA career. File photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

Magic Johnson hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite coronavirus

Apr 10, 2020 - 12:26 PM

NBA legend Magic Johnson says players will adjust to playing in empty stadiums for the sake of determining the best team in the league

LOYALTY. Magic Johnson says he looks forward to the Lakers winning the championship. File photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images/AFP

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

Jazz plane used by Magic, Grizzlies before Gobert virus news

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The Grizzlies and Magic are placed under monitoring after boarding the plane that also carried COVID-19 positive player Rudy Gobert

PRECAUTION. Memphis players like (from left) Ja Morant, Marko Guduric, Dillon Brooks need to self-quarantine. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

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

Raptors escape Nets to extend club-best winning streak

Feb 09, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The reigning champions stay on a roll as the Raptors stretch their winning run to 14 games

IN CHARGE. Fred VanVleet (right) takes over in the final quarter. Photo from Toronto Raptors

NBA fines Magic coach over outburst

Feb 08, 2020 - 12:18 PM

Magic coach Steve Clifford barks at officials after he tried unsuccessfully to call a timeout with a chance to win against the Knicks

FRUSTRATED. Steve Clifford says referees, just like players and coaches, should have awareness in late-game situations. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Fultz erupts for triple-double as Magic shock Lakers

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Markelle Fultz and Aaron Gordon take over as the Magic snap the Lakers' nine-game winning streak

STUNNER. Aaron Gordon and the Magic upset LeBron James’ side as the Lakers play minus Anthony Davis. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Magic, Jordan among NBA stars 'devastated' by Stern's death

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,' says six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 'I wouldn't be where I am without him'

ICONIC. In this file photo taken on May 21, 1996, NBA commissioner David Stern congratulates Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan during the 1996 MVP trophy presentation. Photo by Brian Bahr/AFP

New Lazada features: image scan product search, augmented reality make-up

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:54 PM

A new tool lets users take photos to search for a product

LAZADA. A slide shows the new image scane feature at a Lazada event. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Kisses Delavin leaves Star Magic, signs up with Triple A management

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Kisses Delavin's career is now being managed by the team which handles the likes of Marian Rivera and Maine Mendoza

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook passes Magic for career triple-doubles

Oct 27, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Russell Westbrook posts his 139th career triple-double to bump off Magic Johnson at No. 2 in the all-time list

Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: All the looks from Star Magic's 2019 Halloween party

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:56 AM

From superheroes to 'White Chicks,' the Star Magic artists went all out (well, most of them did)

Magic 'Dream Team' jersey among items in sports auction

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The No. 15 USA jersey Magic Johnson wore for the 1992 Olympic 'Dream Team' may fetch the biggest bid

Photo by Jesse Grant/AFP

8 beauty looks we loved at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM


BEST IN BEAUTY. Jodi Sta. Maria, Ylona Garcia, Nadine Lustre, and Julia Barretto were just some of the celebs who nailed the hair-and-makeup game at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Judy Ann Santos to auction off ABS-CBN Ball gowns for Bantay Bata

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Here's your chance to own at least one of the gowns Judy Ann wore to the ABS-CBN Ball!

DE LA RENTA. Judy Ann Santos in a Oscar de La Renta gown during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

FULL LIST: ABS-CBN Ball 2019 Awardees

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez win the Metro Best Dressed award

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach serves fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Truth be told, all her looks were on point

TIME TO SLAY. Pia Wurtzback at the ABS-CBN 2019 ball. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Maja Salvador attends ABS-CBN Ball 2019 with boyfriend Rambo Nuñez

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'The Killer Bride' actress is glowing in her Filipiniana number

LOOK: Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil go understated glam at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:47 AM

LizQuen look stunning as always

LIZQUEN. Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano walk the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla turn heads at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:44 AM

How'd you find your idols' looks for the night?

Kathniel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones are fun and fierce at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The power couple are back on the red carpet together

Jericho Rosales Kim Jones. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Angel Locsin skips ABS-CBN Ball 2019, donates directly to Bantay Bata

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The actress instead directly donates to Bantay Bata 'the amount that [she's] supposed to spend in the ball'

SHARE THE LOVE. Angel Locsin during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Nadine Lustre and James Reid channel the Philippine flag at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:56 PM

JaDine slay the red carpet yet again

JADINE. Nadine Lustre and James Reid strike a pose on the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Piolo Pascual escorts Charo Santos to ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Piolo never fails

Piolo Pascual and Charo Santos. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Kim Chiu is a vision in white at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:53 PM

The Chinita Princess has come a long way from her first Star Magic Ball outing

CHINITA PRINCESS. Kim Chiu walks the red carpet at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Julia Barretto goes feminine at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Julia walks the red carpet solo this year

Julia Baretto. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Bea Alonzo is a stunner at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:45 PM

What do you think of Bea Alonzo's red carpet look?

LOOK: Cristine Reyes walks the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet with her date, daughter Amarah

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Cristine and Amarah wore matching gold dresses by Neric Beltran

MOTHER-DAUGHTER. Cristine Reyes and daughter Amarah walk the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Couples and love teams at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:27 PM

It's kilig overload at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 red carpet! Which look do you like best?

LOOK: Ylona Garcia is literal gold at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Ylona is a stunner in this perfectly-styled look

ALL THAT GLITTERS. Ylona Garcia shines on the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Maymay Entrata's look at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019 is giving us life

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:49 PM

That headdress though

COMING UP ROSES. Maymay Entrata walks the red carpet with loveteam partner Edward Barber in a Furne One terno and a rose headdress. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All the looks at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Which look is your favorite?

GLITZ, GLAMOUR. The ABS-CBN Ball is among the most-anticipated events in Philippine show business. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Here's how the stars got their glow on for the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 14, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Skin clinics Belo and Aivee bring out the big guns to pamper the stars

IN PHOTOS: The ABS-CBN Ball looks of Jericho Rosales

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Echo has style down pat

IN PHOTOS: Maymay Entrata's ABS-CBN Ball looks

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Which Maymay look is your favorite?

SERVING LOOKS. Maymay Entrata attends the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball with her loveteam partner Edward Barber. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Looking back at Jessy Mendiola's ABS-CBN Ball looks

Sep 12, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Are you looking forward to seeing Jessy Mendiola's ABS-CBN Ball 2019 look?

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

ABS-CBN Ball 2019: The couples and tandems we can't wait to see

Sep 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

KathNiel, JaDine, LizQuen, and MayWard are just some of the tandems expected to attend the ball

LOOK: Viral post shows scenes from the first ever Star Magic Ball

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The internet never forgets

THROWBACK. A viral post shows old photos from the first Star Magic Ball in 2007. Rappler file photo/ Screenshot from

IN PHOTOS: The ABS-CBN Ball looks of Coleen Garcia-Crawford

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Coleen has grown up before everyone's eyes

'Modern Filipiniana': Fashion expectations for the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball

Sep 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

This year's ball puts the spotlight on the modern Filipiniana

Maymay Entrata to wear Furne One to ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:55 PM

It'll be Maymay's third time to attend the ball!

MAYMAY ENTRATA. The actress and fashion darling reveals who she is wearing to the ABS-CBN Ball. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Ball for a cause: 5 things you need to know about the ABS-CBN Ball 2019

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

ABS-CBN's biggest stars are giving back on a night of glitz and glamour

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Kawhi wants Magic-Buss Lakers chat in NBA talks

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard reportedly only wants to meet with former Lakers executive Magic Johnson and team owner Jeanie Buss

FREE AGENT. Kawhi Leonard's next destination remains a guessing game. Photo by AFP

Russo brothers to spearhead 'Magic: The Gathering' animated series on Netflix

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:38 PM

An animated series – the first of its kind for the franchise – will stream on Netflix

SOON ON NETFLIX. The popular card game – which has spawned in other forms of media – will stream on Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix