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Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

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In its 40th year, Havana film festival a far cry from its heyday

HAVANA, Cuba – In the good old days, Havana came to a near-standstill for 10 days for its annual film festival, with 500 movies screening in dozens of theaters. On Thursday, December 6, the 40th edition of the event will open with a vastly reduced budget – a shadow of what ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Little Mermaid’s ‘Kiss the Girl’ song criticized by student over consent issue

For anyone who spent their childhood watching Disney movies, the image of Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid" singing "Kiss the Girl" during Ariel and Prince Eric's romantic rowboat scene perhaps remains one of the most memorable. But for Princeton University student Noa Wollstein, the song, even when sung by an animated anthropomorphic crab, is "more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute." Wollstein, in a scathing op-ed for the Daily Princetonian, called on to Princeton all-male a cappella group Tigertones last Nov. 26, to stop singing the song from their lineup. Wollstein highlighted the premise of the song, which encourages Prince Eric to kiss Ariel "without askin...Keep on reading: Little Mermaid’s ‘Kiss the Girl’ song criticized by student over consent issue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

How ex-child star Kevin Zegers hit the jackpot | Inquirer Entertainment

Kevin Zegers' film career included starring in the popular "Air Bud" movies, back when he was a kid actor. He eventually grew up before audiences' eyes, and took on riskier roles, su.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

How ex-child star Kevin Zegers ‘hit the jackpot’

Kevin Zegers' film career included starring in the popular "Air Bud" movies, back when he was a kid actor. He eventually grew up before audiences' eyes, and took on riskier roles, such as the one in the acclaimed drama, "Transamerica." More recently, he appeared in "Fear the Walking Dead" as the suave villain Melvin. The 34-year-old actor, however, is unlike his most recent portrayal, as he is a happy family man---married for a couple of years already, and a father to twin kids. On Instagram, he often talks about his wife, Jaime Feld. "Lucky men find women like this: strong, loving, powerful, sensitive, successful and kind," Zegers wrote alongside one of her photos. "I'm proud ...Keep on reading: How ex-child star Kevin Zegers ‘hit the jackpot’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

7 New Pinoy Movies To Stream Right Now

By Aimee Dacanay/cosmo.ph – Staying home this weekend? Maybe you’re avoiding the dreaded Christmas traffic or you’re just in the mood to lay in bed all day. Whatever the reason may be, there are plenty of awesome reasons to stay in and watch something new. Thankfully, there are plenty of Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

YouTube shifts to make new shows, movies free

REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube plans to make all future original programing available to users for free with advertising, as the video streaming unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google seeks a bigger audience for shows and movies that had mostly been restricted to paid subscribers. The shift in strategy means that starting in 2020, a YouTube… link: YouTube shifts to make new shows, movies free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Hillenburg, 57

LOS ANGELES — SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who brought the zany cartoon marine underworld of Bikini Bottom to television, the movies, and the stage, has died at the age of 57, the Nickelodeon television network said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

YouTube shifts to make new shows, movies free

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube plans to make all future original programing available to users for free with advertising, as the video streaming unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google seeks a bigger audience for shows and movies that had mostly been restricted to paid subscribers......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Sylvester Stallone says he s hanging up his Rocky gloves

LOS ANGELES, USA – After more than 4 decades and 8 movies, actor Sylvester Stallone says he is finally hanging up his Rocky gloves. In a video he shared on Instagram Wednesday, the 72-year-old actor said he was ready to walk away from playing the iconic character, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Six Marvel movies with Stan Lee cameos

Six Marvel movies with Stan Lee cameos.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Brandon Vera wants shot at ONE light heavyweight title

MANILA, Philippines – Just minutes after Brandon "The Truth" Vera knocked out Mauro Cerilli to retain the ONE heavyweight world title at the ONE: Conquest of Champions, he has already set his sights on new projects. Yes, that includes 3 more movies, but also a challenge for the light heavyweight world championship. "When I stepped ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Yokohama plans to build moving Gundam statue by 2020

Another Gundam is set to rise in Japan as the city of Yokohama plans to build a full-sized moving statue. The project, called "Gundam Factory Yokohama," was announced during the "Gundam" 40th anniversary event livestream. The project is a product of the "Gundam Global Challenge," which outsourced ideas around the world on how to make a full-scale Gundam move. This new Gundam statue will be the third built in Japan, and has been scheduled for a 2020 summer reveal at Yokohama's Yamashita pier. The first Gundam statue was a full-scale replica of the RX-78-2 from the Universal Century franchise. It was constructed to celebrate the "Gundam" series' 30th anniversary and co...Keep on reading: Yokohama plans to build moving Gundam statue by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018
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Pinoy movies give American films exacting fight at the box office

Pinoy movies give American films exacting fight at the box office.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Zhang Yimou’s film ‘Shadow’ shines at Chinese ‘Oscars’

TAIPEI, Taiwan --- Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou's martial arts epic "Shadow" took the most gongs at Taiwan's Golden Horse film awards on Saturday, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars." Zhang, the maker of classics such as "Red Sorghum" and "Raise the Red Lantern", won best director for the film inspired by traditional ink-brush painting which also bagged three technical awards. "I've made movies for 40 years and this is my first Golden Horse (best) director nomination. I want to thank the jury for giving me the award," Zhang said at the ceremony at Taipei's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. "Shadow" led the race with 12 nominations including best film but lost the coveted...Keep on reading: Zhang Yimou’s film ‘Shadow’ shines at Chinese ‘Oscars’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Bohol hosts 3rd Shark Summit

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Nov. 10 (PIA)-Thanks and no thanks to the movies that depict the sharks as diabolical creatures of the sea, the enmity between sharks and men is mostly shown in the gory dea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Bohol hosts 3rd Shark Summit

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Nov. 10 (PIA)-Thanks and no thanks to the movies that depict the sharks as diabolical creatures of the sea, the enmity between sharks and men is mostly shown in the gory dea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Bohol hosts 3rd Shark Summit

Thanks and no thanks to the movies that depict the sharks as diabolical creatures of the sea, the enmity between sharks and men is almost shown in the gory death of a shark, almost all the time. Evil as they are depicted, sharks are indeed apex predators, but like storms, they bring new life and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Bill recalling Yamashita& rsquo;s surrender pushed

Bill recalling Yamashita& rsquo;s surrender pushed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018