• Dante Basco Wants to Make a Rufio Prequel

    Dante Basco Wants to Make a Rufio Prequel

    More than 25 years after his Lost Boy, Rufio, stole the show in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Dante Basco wants to tell the rest of the character’s story. And he’s asking for your help. Basco and his team of “hungry and seasoned filmmakers” have launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $30,000 to fund(…)

  • Las Vegas Filipino Called “Orange” By Racist Neighbor

    Las Vegas Filipino Called “Orange” By Racist Neighbor

    Since moving to the United States from the Philippines when I was twelve years old, I’ve been called some very… creative… things by certain people. This is a new one, though. On New Year’s Eve, Las Vegas resident Dexter Manawat filmed his neighbor – irate about leaves, I’m guessing? – calling him an “orange savage”(…)

  • ICYMI: Jollibee Is The Best Place On Earth

    ICYMI: Jollibee Is The Best Place On Earth

    Jollibee – the Filipino fast food chain (like I needed to tell you that) – opened it’s first location in Chicago back on December 22nd after opening its first Illinois location in Skokie last summer. I’m guessing that’s what prompted this A.V. Club post about the new eatery and describe it as “irrepressibly happy.” It’s sort(…)

  • We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

    We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

    Salo series Chef Yana Gilbuena continued her whirlwind tour of tasty last night as she brought her pop-up kamayan dinner to Sacramento. For dessert, she collaborated with Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow and Desserts to create a delicious deconstructed halo-halo. We were there to get our hands messy and snap some pics.

  • Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

    Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

    Vanessa Hudgens – she of High School Musical/Springbreakers/Dating Zac Efron fame – is set to headline the new Superhero-flavored sitcom Powerless on NBC. This will mark the Filipino-American actress’ first full-time TV gig since her run on High School Musical ended. However, she recently dipped her toe in the small screen waters as Rizzo in(…)

Vanessa Hudgens Gets Exposed (Again)

Vanessa Hudgens Gets Exposed (Again)

A second round of private – and mostly nude – photos belonging to celebrities were leaked over the weekend, and among the names of those who fell victim were Filipino-American actress Vanessa Hudgens. Hudgens, who rose to fame thanks to Disney’s High School Musical series, is not a stranger to having her private photos leaked(…)

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White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford is a CNN Leading Woman

White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford is a CNN Leading Woman

A few months ago, we wrote a post about President Obama making a point to thank Fil-Am White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford during a state dinner at Malacanang for the lumpia and adobo his family occasionally enjoys. This week, CNN profiled the first female and the first person of Asian descent to be named(…)

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Watch ‘The Real’ Manny Pacquiao Sing ‘Let it Go’

Watch ‘The Real’ Manny Pacquiao Sing ‘Let it Go’

Manny, Manny, Manny. Is this part of yet another career change for Manny Pacquiao? Comedian Manny? So, in case you missed it, at the ESPY’s this year, Rapper and eyebrow holder Drake hosted the show and did his best Manny impersonation for one of his skits in which the boxer sings “Let it Go” from(…)

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Manny Pacquiao Sings About…the NFL?

Manny Pacquiao Sings About…the NFL?

I’m starting to worry about Manny Pacquiao’s focus for his November 22nd fight against Chris Algieri. First, he decides to coach a PBA basketball team, then he drafts himself (!) in the 2014 PBA draft. Now he’s moved on to another sport: football. Yes that’s American football. As in the NFL. We all know everyone(…)

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9/6: AJ Rafael’s Final Show, San Diego, CA

9/6: AJ Rafael’s Final Show, San Diego, CA

Fil-Am musician and YouTube sensation AJ Rafael will be playing his final show this Saturday, September 6th, at Queen Bee’s in San Diego before he takes an indefinite hiatus from performing live. Rafael announced via a letter to newmediarockstars.com that he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from live performances – a hiatus which could(…)

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Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson signs with LA Lakers

Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson signs with LA Lakers

Jordan Clarkson, the guard from the University of Missouri who was drafted in the second round of the recent NBA draft, has been signed to a contract by the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2014-2015 season. The Lakers acquired the rights to Clarkson in a draft day trade with the Washington Wizards which sent the(…)

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Watch Shay Mitchell’s Short Film ‘Immediately Afterlife’

Watch Shay Mitchell’s Short Film ‘Immediately Afterlife’

While Shay Mitchell already has quite a following thanks to her hit ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars” (including someone over at Buzzfeed), the model/actress with a Filipino mother and an Irish/Scottish father is starting to pop up more and more. You might see her palling around with Joel McHale in the E! Network’s The(…)

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Lea Salonga Gets Drenched for ALS, Challenges Darren Criss and apl.de.ap

Lea Salonga Gets Drenched for ALS, Challenges Darren Criss and apl.de.ap

As the list of celebrities accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge grows, the multi-talented Ms. Lea Salonga uploaded her video on Wednesday showing her husband, Robert Chien, dumping a bucket of ice on her. Before giving her husband the go-ahead, Salonga explained that her husband’s uncle recently passed away from ALS and so this had(…)

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‘Guardian’ Dave Bautista Takes Ice Bath, Challenges Donaire

‘Guardian’ Dave Bautista Takes Ice Bath, Challenges Donaire

Filipino-American “Guardians of the Galaxy” star and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista posted a video of himself going above and beyond for ALS. Bautista was challenged by his Guardians costar Chris Pratt as part of Pratt’s Ice Bucket Challenge video which was posted on Saturday. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for those who are(…)

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Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

On Sunday, August 10th, Fil-Am teen Jade Archer’s Jade Against Bullying foundation held the 1st Annual United We Jam benefit concert at the Avalon Hollywood – a free concert aimed at spreading the foundation’s anti-bullying message. Los Angeles radio personality DJ Nel hosted the event which featured local bands Signal City, False Puppet, Galvanized Souls,(…)

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