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Gronkowski reunited with Brady at Buccaneers

Apr 22, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Hall of Fame shoo-in Rob Gronkowski surprisingly comes out of retirement to team up again with Tom Brady

STAR POWER. Rob Gronkowski (left) and Tom Brady teamed up to power the Patriots to a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl last year. Photo by Adam Glanzman/AFP

MLB boss sorry for calling trophy a 'piece of metal'

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Major League Baseball chief Rob Manfred apologizes for his 'disrespectful' comment but still lets the Houston Astros keep the 2017 World Series crown

SCANDAL. The Houston Astros get to keep their crown amid allegations of cheating. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA-EFE

Stripping Astros of 2017 crown 'futile' – MLB chief

Feb 17, 2020 - 3:44 PM

The Astros have been fined $5 million by the MLB for using an illegal, technology-assisted system to record and decode signals from opposition pitchers

KEEP THE HARDWARE. Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros will get to keep their 2017 World Series title. Photo from Instagram/@astrosbaseball

Iran warns UK ambassador against 'interference'

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:16 AM

This comes hours after UK's foreign office had summoned Iran's ambassador in London to lodge its 'strong objections' to the arrest of Britain's ambassador Rob Macaire

(FILES) UK Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire is briefly arrested in Tehran on January 11, 2020. Photo courtesy of

Britain's Iran envoy denies attending demo before arrest

Jan 12, 2020 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) The British government calls Ambassador Rob Macaire's arrest a 'flagrant violation of international law'

ARRESTED. UK Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire is briefly arrested in Tehran on January 11, 2020. Photo courtesy of

UK ambassador to Iran arrested – British gov't

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:20 AM

UK Ambassador Rob Macaire is accused of allegedly 'inciting' protesters in Tehran angry at the military's accidental downing of a Ukranian passenger jet

UK Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire is briefly arrested in Tehran on January 11, 2020. Photo courtesy of

How Filipino silent graphic novels motivate kids to read

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'Children are highly visual learners,' says researcher Arnold Buenaflor

Photos courtesy of Avie Uy

Magic Johnson blasts Lakers GM after shock exit

May 21, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Allegations of backstabbing involving team executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka surface as the latest Lakers drama

SEVERED TIES. Rob Pelinka (right) denies the whispering campaign that Magic Johnson alleged the Lakers general manager orchestrated. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: This is where Pinoy celebrities are spending the Holy Week break

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The stars take time to travel during the break

JETSET. Erwan Heussaff and Anne Curtis are in California over the Holy Week break. Photo from

Patriots' Gronkowski retires from NFL

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The star tight end brings down the curtain on a nine-year career highlighted by 3 Super Bowl triumphs

RETIRED. Rob Gronkowski hangs up his spurs after an injury-plagued NFL career. Photo from Gronkowski's Instagram account (@gronk)

Tab Baldwin, Australia's Beveridge to lead 2019 NBTC Coaches Convention

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:59 PM

This year's NBTC Coaching Convention targets basketball mentors based outside Metro Manila

SEASONED COACHES. Former Australian juniors national team coach Rob Beveridge and multi-titled coach Tab Baldwin will take charge of the 2019 NBTC Coaching Convention. Photos by Illawarra Hawks (Beveridge) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Baldwin file photo)

WATCH: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil honor Francis M with 'Kaleidoscope World' cover

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:14 AM

The couple perform the song in remembrance of the late singer

This is what the live action Pokemon movie will be called

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Director Rob Letterman reveals the movie's official title and logo at the Pokémon World Championships

DETECTIVE PIKACHU. The live action Pokémon movie is set for release in 2019. Screenshot from

US reporters fight back with words after colleagues gunned down

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:24 PM

Thursday's shooting was one of the worst attacks ever to target journalists in the United States, and local media said police had stepped up security at other news organizations

JOURNALISTS FIGHT BACK. A reporter buys a Capital Gazette newspaper on June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

10 showbiz prenup photos that got everyone talking

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:54 PM

Whether it was held in the outskirts of Paris, exotic Thailand, nearby Subic or fan favorite Korea, these showbiz prenup photo shoots made headlines

Trump son-in-law Kushner loses top security clearance

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:35 AM

(UPDATED) The White House, including the president himself, refuse to comment on the record, but insists that the decision will not have any impact on Jared Kushner's role as senior aide

REVOKED CLEARANCE. This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Thomas Coex/AFP

White House reforms security clearances to address scandal

Feb 17, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Chief of Staff John Kelly proposed a series of tweaks intended to limit temporary security clearances, but which also seemed designed to draw a line under the Rob Porter scandal.

KELLY. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

WATCH: Maxene Magalona and Robby Mananquil's romantic Boracay wedding

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

'You are my greatest reward and blessing,' Maxene tells Robby

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(2nd UPDATE) President Donald Trump says that lives were being 'shattered' by allegations that may be false, hoping the aides are given 'due process'

CHIEF. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UDATED) White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigns in the same week, also over domestic abuse claims. He denies the allegations.

RESIGNED. In this photo taken on September 1, 2017, White House staff secretary Rob Porter looks on after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

How Pacsafe's co-founders turned an accident into an international brand

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:34 PM

From an unfortunate accident to the anti-theft bags we know today – here's how Pacsafe came to be

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil's dreamy Paris engagement shoot

Jan 03, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The shoot is done by Team Pat Dy

CITY OF LOVE. The couple is captured in various locations all over Paris. Screengrab from

The UAAP Season 80 Graduation Honor Roll

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jayjay Alejandro of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU, and Rob Manalang of Adamson conclude their final UAAP season in exemplary fashion

TOP OF THE CLASS. Rob Manalang of Adamson, Jayjay Alejandro of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU

Adamson's Ahanmisi enjoying the luxury of 2 floor generals in Pingoy and Manalang

Oct 29, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Ahanmisi credits Manalang and Pingoy for their great passing

STAR FLOOR GENERALS. Jerie Pingoy and Robbie Manalang have a knack for createing plays for their top shooter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How UP's Rob Ricafort won twice in one game

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:46 AM

Behind a standing ovation from the packed lower boxes, Rob Ricafort entered a UAAP court for the first time.

MAGIC. “When I step on the court, I just try to bring the energy, I try to motivate everybody, especially when we’re going down. I have to tell everybody that we still got this.” Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rob Ricafort to play for UP after court issues TRO on UAAP ruling

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Rob Ricafort will get to play in his first and final season in the collegiate ranks.

ELIGIBLE. Rob Ricafort will get to suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons after initially being deemed ineligible.

WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

'We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth,' says actor Morgan Freeman

Rob Ricafort continues fighting for college hoops dream

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:19 PM

‘Ball is Life’ gets thrown around pretty loosely. But for would-be Fighting Maroon Rob Ricafort, it’s more than just a saying - the sport helped save his life.

AGE ISSUES. Rob Ricafort holds out hope that his dream of playing his first and last season for the UP Fighting Maroons comes true.

Rob Gier to focus on UK coaching career after getting UEFA A license

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The former Azkals team captain keeps himself busy with his coaching stints for UK football teams

UEFA A. Ex-Azkal skipper Rob Gier continues to serve the football community as a coach. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Akomo, Ouattara given go signal to play for UST, UP

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM

UP’s Rob Ricafort was still said to be ineligible due to age requirements

GROWLING DEBUT. Steve Akomo will get to make his debut with the UST Growling Tigers this weekend. File photo by Delfin Dioquino

UST, UP players facing ineligibilty as teams await UAAP decision

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The UAAP Board of Trustees are currently debating on import eligibility and age cutoff issues

INELIGIBILE. UST's star import Steve Akomo's eligibility is under the deliberation of the UAAP board. File photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Steamroller destroys unpublished Terry Pratchett novels

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:22 PM

One lousy steamroller 10 unpublished novels and look at all the trouble I m in tweets the late author s assistant Rob Wilkins

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 19 Desember 2016

Dec 19, 2016 - 9:46 AM

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

Pemerintah Belanda tawarkan bantuan dana untuk rawat Kota Lama di Semarang

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Kunjungan PM Mark Rutte juga dimanfaatkan oleh Pemprov Jawa Tengah untuk menawarkan produk kopi khas Indonesia yang selama ini sulit tembus ke pasar Eropa

BERKUNJUNG. Perdana Menteri Belanda, Mark Rutte mengenakan kemeja putih berjalan untuk meninjau beberapa bangunan bersejarah di Kota Lama, Semarang pada Selasa, 22 November. Foto oleh Fariz Fardianto/Rappler

Berita selebriti hari ini: Jumat, 11 November 2016

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:28 AM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk mengetahui perkembangan berita selebriti pada Jumat 11 November 2016

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:42 AM

Robbers posing as police stop Lochte s taxi after leaving a party demanding money and personal belongings

HOLDUP. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is the latest victim of crime connected to the Rio Games. Photo by Patrick Kraemer/EPA

Rob Nail: Robots, designer genes, a 10-hour work week

Aug 06, 2016 - 6:18 PM

If in the future robots are making food and education is online what do we do?

Rob Nail: A sci-fi future now

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Can you imagine a world where robots do basic jobs and allow people to work only 10 hours a week?

WATCH: Florence + the Machine gives private concert for sick teen fan

May 24, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Although a 15 year old sick fan wasn t able to attend a Florence the Machine concert she gets a concert in her own hospice room care of Florence Welch and guitarist Robert Ackroyd

Screengrab from Instagram/Karinya Chen (@karinyaa_319)

Clinton, Trump must choose a VP: Who is in the running?

May 15, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Democrat Hillary Clinton s presidential bid is positively lackluster when compared to the Donald Trump spectacle but the ex secretary of state could give her campaign a jolt with an inspired choice of running mate

FRONTRUNNERS. Leading candidates Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (L) and Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R). Clinton photo by Jim Lo Scalzo, Trump photo by Cristobal Herrera / EPA

'I'm good' – Tyga speaks up after Kylie Jenner breakup

May 14, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The couple reportedly breaks it off right before the 2016 MET Gala

SPLIT. Tyga speaks about how he's doing following his breakup with Kylie Jenner. Photo from EPA/PETER FOLEY

NBA: Scott Skiles resigns as Orlando Magic coach

May 13, 2016 - 3:30 AM

Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles resigns after failing to make the playoffs in his first season

MAGIC DISAPPEARANCE. Scott Skiles has resigned his post as head coach of the Orlando Magic after one season. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Blac Chyna pregnant, expecting first child with Rob Kardashian – reports

May 07, 2016 - 3:11 AM

US media outlets report that Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are expecting their first child

Photo from Instagram/Blac Chyna

From teammates to rivals: Henderson-Niles, Dozier meet in PBA finals

May 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Former college teammates Rob Dozier and Pierre Henderson Niles will be on opposite sides when Alaska meets Rain or Shine in the Commissioner s Cup Finals

Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna are engaged

Apr 06, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Blac Chyna confirms the news on Instagram

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Mar 31, 2016 - 7:37 PM

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'He's mayor of heaven now': Toronto's Rob Ford laid to rest

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:33 AM

Ford s 10 year old daughter Stephanie: My dad was a great mayor He helped a lot of people And he s the mayor of heaven now

This file photo taken on June 30, 2014 shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he leaves his office at city hall in Toronto. Geoff Robins/AFP

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies of cancer at 46

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:49 PM

UPDATED The colorful and controversial Ford – elected in 2010 – earns worldwide notoriety in 2013 when he refuses to resign after acknowledging that he had smoked crack during his tenure

ROB FORD. Toronto mayor Rob Ford attends a city council meeting In Toronto, Canada, on May 21, 2013. File Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas apologizes for race joke

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Please understand that although it is no excuse I was completely unaware that in Australia there is a polarizing social issue happening right now involving indigenous people and alcohol says singer Rob Thomas

Blackwater Elite tops import-less Alaska Aces for second win

Feb 19, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Blackwater capitalizes on the absence of Alaska import Rob Dozier with import MJ Rhett turning in a triple double and Carlo Lastimosa dropping 24 points

Reil Cervantes of Blackwater makes his move to the rim in a win over Alaska. Photo by PBA Images