Austin Butler is Cast as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's Film About the Global Icon

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that, after an extensive search, Baz Luhrmann has cast Austin Butler as Elvis Aaron Presley in the director’s upcoming film about the seminal legend.  The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
In the movie, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) will explore the life and music of Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”).  The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.


ABS-CBN TFC gets exclusive broadcast rights to Pacquiao-Thurman fight in the Middle East and North Africa

After the wild and crazy NBA Free Agency and the amazing Women’s World Cup victory of the U.S. women’s soccer team, another event hogging international sports headlines this summer is the much anticipated “welterweight supremacy” fight between undefeated WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman and WBA regular welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-division world boxing champion in history.
The fight is slated for Saturday, July 20, Pacific, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once again, ABS-CBN TFC reinforces itself as a key player in the pay-per-view landscape when it acquired The Filithe exclusive broadcast rights to the Pacquiao-Thurman fight in the Middle East and North Africa.  The PPV event will be carried on TFC live on various platforms in the region on Sunday, July 21, 4AM in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and 5AM in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Fans in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the fight on the following authorized distributi…

"Cats" Unveils First Trailer and Behind-The-Scenes Video

Take for a first look at the teaser trailer for Universal Pictures’ new epic musical Cats and go behind the scenes for an inside look.
Check out the videos below and watch Cats in Philippine cinemas January 2020.
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Fresh beats, new treats await at the “35th London Barrio Fiesta”

A mix of Filipino and U.K. based artists will be performing at the biggest two-day Summer event in London on July 20 and 21 at the Apps Court Farm in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey near Hampton Court Palace
Be part in making history as the first-ever Filipino food and music festival in London, the Filipino Beats x Bites, happens at the “35th London Barrio Fiesta” on July 20 and 21 at the Apps Court Farm in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey near Hampton Court Palace.

Through the years, “London Barrio Fiesta” was organized by Philippine Centre in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest and leading Filipino-owned media and entertainment company in the Philippines, through TFC, the flagship brand of ABS-CBN’s subsidiary ABS-CBN Global.
“London Barrio Fiesta” is the biggest two-day Summer festival in Europe, which showcases Filipino culture and talents through the various activities, booths, and performances.

RIDGID Club: Upgrading tools and skills for property boom

There is a massive construction boom in the Philippines; many of the projects are of a grand scale, and need to be completed within often impossible timeframes. These factors contribute to making upgrades in the capabilities of contractors, both in terms of equipment and skills absolutely vital.  This is why RIDGID, a manufacturer of innovative tools for professional artisans and contractors formed RIDGID Club Philippines, the first club its kind in the region.

Mike Shinoda Of Linkin Park Announces Asian Tour Dates For September 2019

Following his widely-acclaimed world tour earlier this year, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park announces Asian tour dates for this September, in support of his debut solo album, Post Traumatic.
He will make stops in Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan for a performance at WIRED Music Festival. Tickets will be available for purchase at, with a special fan pre- sale for Linkin Park Underground (LPU) starting Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00AM. A detailed itinerary can be found below.
Shinoda states, “It has been a long time since I played Taipei, Manila and Jakarta! I’m thrilled to bring the Post Traumatic Tour to fans in these very special cities."
The raw and inspiring solo album Post Traumatic garnered a slew of positive reviews and profiles in RollingStone, Complex, Time , Pitchfork, Forbes, GQ, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, and more since its release on Warner Records late last year. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the album’s release thi…

"13th of September" Fun-Raising Show Set On August 31 and Sepetember 1

Be Our Guest Theatricals, in partnership with BGC Arts Center and Erehwon Center for the Arts, brings you the Fundraising Show of Eljay Castro Deldoc’s “13TH OF SEPTEMBER” A reimagination of Lanie Robertson's "The Insanity of Mary Girard", directed by Riki Benedicto.
The play is the Philippines’ official entry to the 9th Festival International de Théâtre de Mont-Laurier in Quebec, Canada which will be held from September 5 -11, 2019. Only 25 companies from over 20 countries are selected to join and present their plays during the said biennial theater festival. The Philippines is the only country from Southeast Asia who was selected to join the festival since its launch in 2003.
Any play can, practically, be “based on true story” but “The Insanity of Mary Girard” is one of the few that took real-life events into a haunting and highly theatrical piece. Mary Girard (1758–1815) was committed to an asylum in 1790 where her husband declared her legally insane. During her confine…