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Remember "Sa-sa-Saddam?"
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, one thing’s for sure: When it comes to one hit wonders, there’s no denying that you, at least, know them. There have been plenty of lists done about international artists achieving massive popularity with one song and ...
 
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The popular epic fantasy series that premiered in 2011 is coming to a close.
The eighth and final season of the hit television series Game of Thrones will debut in Asia on Monday, April 15, at 9 am (the same time as the premiere in the U.S.), which is just a few days away from now.But ...
 
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Here's the true story behind the grifter who created the biggest boy bands of the late 20th century.
Before Lou Pearlman was exposed as a grifter of the finest degree and an orchestrator of one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, he was a star-maker. He put together acts like Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, and O-Town and transformed Orlando ...
 
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Winter is here: These bars will accommodate our 2-year pining for GoT’s final season.
Every Game of Thrones fan knows that the season finale of the hit series is serious business that needs serious preparation. Thus, private Game of Thrones watch parties have been in the planning stage ever since HBO announced the premiere date of ...
 
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For all its shortcomings, 'Bagman' deserves support because its success will open the door for more projects with ambition.
In a way, the iWant-exclusive Bagman is comparable to Breaking Bad, in the sense that it follows an average, decent man spiraling deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld—except this time, with a distinctly Filipino flavor. Instead of becoming a meth baron, ...
 
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Many of the women featured were rarely brought up in our history classes.
If you’re one of the thousands who ply C-5 daily, the eyecatching murals in Pasig City may have caught your attention. Last month, commuters were delighted when pillars of a flyover on the national highway were painted with colorful depictions of female ...
 
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DC's superhero movie Shazam is also about the relationship between parent and child, a love letter to foster parents everywhere.
Shazam!, the newest superhero movie from Warner Bros studios, is so bright, hopeful, and funny that it is essentially the antithesis to everything director Zack Snyder tried to build.For the better part of the last six years, the DC extended universe has ...
 
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The trio gives us a behind-the-scenes look at memorable moments from the show.
You could hear Tan France’s laugh echoing through the speakers in the room. Queer Eye’s resident fashion maven France, food expert Antoni Porowski, and grooming (and Game of Thrones) guru Jonathan Van Ness were available for a phone interview with us following ...
 
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It was a collaboration with the local Buscalan village people.
Buscalan is a small village in the province of Kalinga, 180 kilometers north of Baguio. In a tiny house on its southern end lives Apo Whang-od, the last mambabatok (tattooist) of her generation. She uses a small wooden tool tipped with a ...
 
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The series firmly establishes Netflix’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of streaming content by adapting existing sci-fi short fiction.
The Netflix anthology of animated short features Love, Death + Robots is the spiritual, if not actual, successor to 1981's and 2000’s Heavy Metal films that were based on the periodical comic anthology of the same name. Helmed by Deadpool director Timothy ...
 
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Captain Marvel is made for your daughters, your wife, and a new generation of (deliberately female) fans, and you should still watch it.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson famously said that she didn’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell her what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. That film wasn’t made for him, she explained, saying that she wanted to know what it ...
 
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The actor was just 52.
Luke Perry, who starred in Beverly Hills, 90210, and Riverdale, died Monday morning, a spokesperson for the actor confirmed. The actor had suffered a massive stroke last week and did not recover. He was 52 and died at a hospital in Burbank."He ...
 
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And what he thinks of young composers and Filipino music today.
The thing is, people on top of their game, such as National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, never feel they know it all. In fact, they're always studying the world around them in order to learn more.Every step Cayabyab has taken in his very ...
 
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See the super-gang here.
Mondays are soul-crushing, so much so that you'd rather a powerful god snap his fat purple fingers and do away with half of the universe than face another day with Linda, your very slow computer.  Oh, wait that was the climax of last ...
 
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The insatiable craving at the heart of the Netflix thriller is unpacked by its Korean stars.
Of course Kingdom has zombies, but the latest Netflix scarefest is more than just a horde of supernaturals who refuse to die. As its stars and creatives expressed during its launch in Seoul, the show carries a distinct flavor and, more important, possesses ...
 
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Tom Epperson captures Pepe Smith deep in thought.
Pepe Smith, the inimitable icon of Filipino rock 'n' roll, passed away today at 71 years old. Part of the iconic Juan dela Cruz band, together with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol, he leaves behind a catalogue of unforgettable anthems, including “Himig Natin,” ...
 
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Here are the books you must buy now.
News that local publishing house Visprint Inc., the home of Bob Ong and Manix Abrera books, among many others, is closing down made the rounds on Facebook last week. On January 14, the company confirmed the news in a statement released on its ...
 
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Its creator describes the process as “trying to do a Rubik's cube in your head.”
How did you find your experience of watching Blackmirror: Bandersnatch, the interactive choose-your-own-adventure movie by Netflix? Was it thrilling, confusing, tiring, mind-blowing, or was it all of the above? How many of the more than a trillion permutations did you come across? And which ...
 
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There are risks when audiences no longer share experiences, even when they're watching the same show.
Though it’s a dizzying achievement, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the newly released choose-your-own-adventure installment of the popular Netflix series, is more gimmick in search of a home than a fully-realized example of storytelling in gaming, film, or whatever intersection of the two it ...
 
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Maybe she learned a thing or two from Littlefinger.
Going into the final season of Game of Thrones, fans certainly know one thing: No one is safe. And even though Tyrion, Jon, Daenerys, Cersei, Arya, and virtually every other main character is on the chopping block, fans noticed that one character ...
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