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Hawkeye gets premiere date; Florence Pugh reprises role in Black Widow

"Hawkeye" finally has a date. On November 24, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) get to see how Clint Barton a.k.a Hawkeye crosses paths with rumored predecessor Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld in the series set to premiere on Disney+......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJul 31st, 2021

Kamala Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff to be first ‘second gentleman’

When Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and first Black US vice president, her husband Doug Emhoff will break his own new ground: as the original “second husband.” Media and entertainment lawyer Douglas Emhoff is seen here with his wife Kamala Harris after she took part in the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 27, 2020; he will make history as America’s first “second husband” (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) Harris and Emhoff, who married in 2014 — she for the first time, he for the second — will also be the first mixed-race couple to occupy their positions. He is white while she is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants. Both are 56. The contours of Emhoff’s new role as the nation’s “second husband” — some prefer “second gentleman” — have yet to be determined; he has been vague about his plans so far.  Traditionally, the spouses of presidents and vice presidents have been expected to forge a careful balance of supportiveness and independence. Many pick a charitable cause to promote. Emhoff, who was credited as a “secret weapon” on the campaign trail for his wife — even earning his own following on social media — is an accomplished lawyer specializing in media, sports and entertainment law. He took leave in August from the multinational DLA Piper, which has lobbying offices in Washington. That could raise prickly conflicts of interest with Harris’s work. Emhoff has been publicly vague about whether he will stay with the firm, though he ha stold interviewers he might want to pursue pro bono legal work. Emhoff marks another milestone: he would be the first Jew to be part of America’s first or second families. Friends have described him as a less-than-observant Jew but one who identifies strongly with, and is deeply shaped by, Judaism.  The Jewish publication Forward embraced him as the “Second Mensch.” When its reporter asked Emhoff’s mother Barbara about his religious upbringing, she was coy, but offered: “He was bar mitzvahed in New Jersey, I can tell you that.” Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, he is said to have happy memories of Jewish summer camp, where he won athletic awards. While in high school, his father moved the family to Los Angeles. Emhoff earned a law degree at the University of Southern California, then worked at other law firms before reaching DLA Piper. When Emhoff met Harris on a blind date arranged by friends, it was “love at first sight,” he later said.  His children by his first marriage — Cole, named after John Coltrane, and Ella, named after Ella Fitzgerald — have embraced their stepmother as “Momala.”  Emhoff’s ex-wife Kerstin Mackin remains friendly and even joins the family at Thanksgiving. The “second husband-elect,” incidentally, shares one thing with Donald Trump: both are avid golfers.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Pagtakbo ni Coco sa Eleksyon 2022 hindi tuloy; Julia mala-Black Widow ang training para sa ‘Probinsyano’

NABALITA kamakailan na kakandidato si Coco Martin sa 2022 na sa tingin namin ay hindi totoo dahil kasalukuyan pa rin siyang nagte-taping para sa “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” sa Ilocos Sur. Hindi binanggit ng aming kausap kung saan ang saktong location pero mahabang lock-in shoot daw ito na kung hindi siya nagkakamali ay aabutin ng isang […] The post Pagtakbo ni Coco sa Eleksyon 2022 hindi tuloy; Julia mala-Black Widow ang training para sa ‘Probinsyano’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for breach of contract over Black Widow release

Scarlett Johansson is reportedly suing Disney on alleged breach of contract for the release of her much anticipated solo starrer "Black Widow.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

KC, Apl.de.Ap nahuling ‘magka-date’ sa US

SPOTTED umano ang showbiz personalities na si KC Concepcion at Black Eyed Peas member na si Apl.de.Ap na nagde-date sa isang Japanese restaurant sa Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Nag-post kasi ang Filipina chef sa Instagram na si Vallerie Castillo ng photos kasama ang dalawa. Umugong pa nga ito nang malamang nasa parehas na lugar […] The post KC, Apl.de.Ap nahuling ‘magka-date’ sa US appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Marvel& rsquo;s & lsquo;Black Widow& rsquo; sets new pandemic box office record

New Disney superhero film Black Widow took just over $80 million in North American theaters this weekend —a pandemic-era record that highlights the continuing lure of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Marvel at crossroads with Black Widow big-screen return

Marvel at crossroads with Black Widow big-screen return.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Control Z Season 2, Netflix reveals premiere date | Video

Will there be a new intruder in Z . control? Will Sophia’s secret be revealed?, are some unknowns that will be solved in The second.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Disney delays including & lsquo;Black Widow& rsquo; dampen movie theater hopes

Disney delayed  Black Widow  and multiple other superhero films and animations Tuesday, dampening hopes of a swift recovery for US movie theaters that have only just reopened after a year’s pandemic-mandated closure......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

US director Spike Lee will head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in July, organizers said Tuesday, making him the first black person to take on the role......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

ONE Championship reveals premiere date, all 16 candidates for & lsquo;The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition& rsquo;

Singapore --- The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), on Thursday announced the official premiere date for “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” and introduced all 16 candidates competing on the debut season of ONE’s unique take on the global hit reality TV show......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

‘Black Panther’ TV series in development for Disney+

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 28, 2018 actor Chadwick Boseman at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.  Disney is developing a “Black Panther” television series set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda as part of a massive new five-year content deal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Tony, JC bagay maging magdyowa; game mag-date sa Valentine’s day

DAHIL sa success ng series noong 2020 na “Hello Stranger” nina Tony Labrusca at JC Alcantara ay ginawa na itong pelikula, mula sa ABS-CBN Films at Black Sheep na idinirek ni Dwein Baltazar. Napanood na namin ang trailer nito at bagay talagang maging magdyowa sina JC at Tony at kung sakaling pareho silang gay, ipu-push […] The post Tony, JC bagay maging magdyowa; game mag-date sa Valentine’s day appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Cobra Kay on Netflix: Season 4 has a premiere date

Direction + Everything you need to know Cobra Kai on Netflix: Season 2 already has a release date. DrSince the first two seasons were uploaded.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Acer Opens its First Flagship Store in the Philippines

The first Acer flagship store in the Philippines has finally opened its doors to consumers on January 15. It is the largest in the country to date and is located at the SM Megamall Cyberzone. This new tech haven will house the best products from Acer and Predator brands, intricately displayed for an elevated shopping experience. It is interactive and much more customer-friendly.  A sure eye-catcher for gamers and tech enthusiasts alike, the store is divided into two sections, dedicated for Acer and Predator products. Acer sticks to its minimalistic personality and is designed with light earthy tones with a long table and shelves where the products are displayed. On the other hand, the Predator comes in a striking sleek black interior all throughout.  In observance of the existing health protocols in the country, Acer requires each customer to wear a face mask and face shield, undergo a temperature check upon entrance, and fill up a health declaration form. Appropriate social distancing will be strictly followed as well. “We are very excited for gamers and tech enthusiasts to come and experience what the Acer flagship store has in store for them. It’s our first opening this 2021, and definitely not the last. We are optimistic that it will allow consumers to get to know our products better and eventually find the perfect device fit for their needs,” said Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong. The event was a success, attended by executives from the ICT giant and its esteemed partners. Following the grand launch, Acer will throw in premium items to the first 10 customers who will purchase an Acer or Predator laptop. But it doesn’t stop there! Watch out for huge discounts and freebies across both brands from January 15 to 24, 2021! Visit Acer’s Official Social Media Pages for more details: Facebook – @AcerPH, Instagram – @acerph, Twitter – @acerphils, www.acer.com......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Season 2: release date, trailer, and everything we know about the Netflix series

“Lupine” became the first big success for the premiere Netflix In 2021, it took only five episodes to achieve it. Of course, fans of the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

BL series ni Adolf Alix sa GagaOOLala sumabay sa opening ng 2020 MMFF

NAKIKIPAGLABAN ngayon sa Magic 10 ng 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival ang BL o Boy’s Love series ni Direk Adolfo Alix, Jr. na “Happenstance.” Kasabay nitong nag-premiere kahapon, Dec. 25, ang nasabing pelikula sa streaming platform na GagaOOLala. Paliwanag ni Direk Adolf, ang GagaOOLala ang nag-schedule ng release date ng “Happenstance” kaya wala siyang kontrol […] The post BL series ni Adolf Alix sa GagaOOLala sumabay sa opening ng 2020 MMFF appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

LG celebrates World TV Day

Building on the success of their recent livestream events, LG Philippines will be hosting an online event, this time to celebrate World TV Day. The wide anticipated international date was conceptualized by the United Nations 24 years ago. It was to commemorate the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996. TV plays an important role in communication and globalization. That’s why each year, LG makes sure to celebrate TV and its contributions to society......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement released by Georgetown on Monday. No details were disclosed. “Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on but, most importantly, off the basketball court. He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else,” the statement said. “However, for us, his greatest legacy remains as a father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. More than a coach, he was our foundation. More than a legend, he was the voice in our ear everyday.” One of the most celebrated and polarizing figures in his sport, Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it in his unique style into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by center Patrick Ewing in 1984. Georgetown reached two other title games with Thompson in charge and Ewing patrolling the paint, losing to Michael Jordan’s North Carolina team in 1982 and to Villanova in 1985. At 6-foot-10, with an ever-present white towel slung over his shoulder, Thompson literally and figuratively towered over the Hoyas for decades, becoming a patriarch of sorts after he quit coaching in 1999. One of his sons, John Thompson III, was hired as Georgetown’s coach in 2004. When the son was fired in 2017, the elder Thompson -- known affectionately as “Big John” or “Pops” to many -- was at the news conference announcing Ewing as the successor. Along the way, Thompson said what he thought, shielded his players from the media and took positions that weren’t always popular. He never shied away from sensitive topics -- particularly the role of race in both sports and society -- and he once famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCAA rule because he felt it hurt minority athletes. “I’ll probably be remembered for all the things that kept me out of the Hall of Fame, ironically, more than for the things that got me into it,” Thompson said on the day he was elected to the Hall in 1999. Thompson became coach of the Hoyas in 1972 and began remaking a team that was 3-23 the previous season. Over the next 27 years, he led Georgetown to 14 straight NCAA tournaments (1979-92), 24 consecutive postseason appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT), three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985) and won six Big East tournament championships. Employing a physical, defense-focused approach that frequently relied on a dominant center -- Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were among his other pupils -- Thompson compiled a 596-239 record (.715 winning percentage). He had 26 players drafted by the NBA. One of his honors -- his selection as coach of the U.S. team for the 1988 Olympics -- had a sour ending when the Americans had to settle for the bronze medal. It was a result so disappointing that Thompson put himself on a sort of self-imposed leave at Georgetown for a while, coaching practices and games but leaving many other duties to his assistants. Off the court, Thompson was both a role model and a lightning rod. A stickler for academics, he kept a deflated basketball on his desk, a reminder to his players that a degree was a necessity because a career in basketball relied on a tenuous “nine pounds of air.” The school boasted that 76 of 78 players who played four seasons under Thompson received their degrees. He was a Black coach who recruited mostly Black players to a predominantly white Jesuit university in Washington, and Thompson never hesitated to speak out on behalf of his players. One of the most dramatic moments in Georgetown history came on Jan. 14, 1989, when he walked off the court to a standing ovation before the tipoff of a home game against Boston College, demonstrating in a most public way his displeasure against NCAA Proposition 42. The rule denied athletic scholarships to freshmen who didn’t meet certain requirements, and Thompson said it was biased against underprivileged students. Opposition from Thompson, and others, led the NCAA to modify the rule. Thompson’s most daring move came that same year, when he summoned notorious drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III for a meeting in the coach’s office. Thompson warned Edmond to stop associating with Hoyas players and to leave them alone, using his respect in the Black community to become one of the few people to stare down Edmond and not face a reprisal. Though aware of his influence, Thompson did not take pride in becoming the first Black coach to take a team to the Final Four, and he let a room full of reporters know it when asked his feelings on the subject at a news conference in 1982. “I resent the hell out of that question if it implies I am the first Black coach competent enough to take a team to the Final Four,” Thompson said. “Other Blacks have been denied the right in this country; coaches who have the ability. I don’t take any pride in being the first Black coach in the Final Four. I find the question extremely offensive.” Born Sept. 2, 1941, John R. Thompson Jr. grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was always working — on a farm in Maryland and later as a laborer in the city — and could neither read nor write. “I never in my life saw my father’s hands clean,” Thompson told The Associated Press in 2007. “Never. He’d come home and scrub his hands with this ugly brown soap that looked like tar. I thought that was the color of his hands. When I was still coaching, kids would show up late for practice and I’d (say) ... ‘My father got up every morning of his life at 5 a.m. to go to work. Without an alarm.‘” Thompson’s parents emphasized education, but he struggled in part of because of poor eyesight and labored in Catholic grammar school. He was moved to a segregated public school, had a growth spurt and became good enough at basketball to get into John Carroll, a Catholic high school, where he led the team to 55 consecutive victories and two city titles. He went to Providence College as one of the most touted basketball prospects in the country and led the Friars to the first NCAA bid in school history. He graduated in 1964 and played two seasons with Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics, earning a pair of championship rings as a sparingly used backup to Bill Russell. Thompson returned to Washington, got his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of the District of Columbia and went 122-28 over six seasons at St. Anthony’s before accepting the job at Georgetown, an elite school that had relatively few Black students. Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Thompson sheltered his players with closed practices, tightly controlled media access and a prohibition on interviews with freshmen in their first semester -- a restriction that still stands for Georgetown’s basketball team. Combined with Thompson’s flashes of emotion and his players’ rough-and-tumble style of play, it wasn’t long before the words “Hoya Paranoia” came to epitomize the new era of basketball on the Hilltop campus. Georgetown lost the 1982 NCAA championship game when Fred Brown mistakenly passed the ball to North Carolina’s James Worthy in the game’s final seconds. Two years later, Ewing led an 84-75 win over Houston in the title game. The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. Success allowed Thompson to rake in money through endorsements, but he ran afoul of his Georgetown bosses when he applied for a gambling license for a business venture in Nevada in 1995. Thompson, who liked playing the slot machines in Las Vegas, reluctantly dropped the application after the university president objected. Centers Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo turned Georgetown into “Big Man U” under Thompson, although his last superstar was guard Allen Iverson, who in 1996 also became the first player under Thompson to leave school early for the NBA draft. “Thanks for Saving My Life Coach,” Iverson wrote at the start of an Instagram post Monday with photos of the pair. The Hoyas teams in the 1990s never came close to matching the achievements of the 1980s, and Thompson’s era came to a surprising and sudden end when he resigned in the middle of the 1998-99 season, citing distractions from a pending divorce. Thompson didn’t fade from the limelight. He became a sports radio talk show host and a TV and radio game analyst, joining the very profession he had frustrated so often as a coach. He loosened up, allowing the public to see his lighter side, but he remained pointed and combative when a topic mattered to him. A torch was passed in 2004, when John Thompson III became Georgetown’s coach. The younger Thompson, with “Pops” often watching from the stands or sitting in the back of the room for news conferences, returned the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. Another son, Ronny Thompson, was head coach for one season at Ball State and is now a TV analyst. ___ Joseph White, a former AP sports writer in Washington who died in 2019, prepared this obituary. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Japeth flashes old grit as Gin Kings stay clean

Japeth Aguilar scored 20 points for his best outing so far inside the bubble. (PBA Images) Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio showed signs of slowly regaining their form Sunday night as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel rolled past Meralco 105-91 for its third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Struggling since entering the bubble days before the start of the season, Aguilar and Tenorio played important roles in Ginebra taking control of the first meeting with Meralco since winning the Governors’ Cup crown last January. Aguilar scored 20 points as coach Tim Cone opted to field him even when the game was already in the bag while Tenorio scored all six points in the second quarter while dishing out four assists as the Kings rejoined the TNT Tropang Giga and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on top of the standings. Stanley Pringle continued his consistent showing for Ginebra with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists, Jeff Chan had 12 points and four assists while rookie Arvin Tolentino posted a season-high 11 points in a starting role. It was only the second time that Ginebra started a conference with a 3-0 record since coach Tim Cone took over in the 2015-16 season. Like in the Governors’ Cup Finals, Ginebra was able to take control against a Meralco squad that fell to 1-2 which Cone cited for the way his team’s defensive effort. “I just think that it was really a great defensive effort tonight,” said Cone, who also thought that Ginebra “created a lot of our offense up on our defense.” The lopsided nature of the contest also allowed Cone to insert veteran Mark Caguioa to make his bubble debut and in the process set a PBA record. Caguioa played more than six minutes and scored a basket in the game that made him break the record for most seasons by a player for one team. The 40-year-old officially played his 18th season for Ginebra, breaking his tie with Purefoods legend Alvin Patrimonio and current TNT forward Harvey Carey. Allein Maliksi scored 18 points and Reynel Hugnatan had 16 points and seven boards for Meralco in the loss. Raymond Almazan, whose knee injury during Game 3 contributed to Meralco’s defeat to Ginebra in the Finals, had six points and two rebounds in 12 minutes. The scores: GINEBRA 105 — Aguilar J. 20, Pringle 16, Chan 12, Tolentino 11, Mariano 8, Thompson 7, Tenorio 6, Devance 6, Dillinger 5, Balanza 3, Caguioa 2, Salado 0, Aguilar R. 0. MERALCO 91 — Maliksi 18, Hugnatan 16, Amer 10, Newsome 10, Almazan 6, Jackson 6, Hodge 5, Black 5, Quinto 4, Jamito 4, Jose 3, Pinto 2, Caram 2, Salva 0. Quarters: 20-20, 51-39, 74-60, 105-91......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Revisiting Black Panther & colonialism

When beloved actor Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away on Aug. 28, he left behind a significant imprint on film history — most significantly perhaps, for his titular role in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Today, we celebrate Boseman’s life by revisiting Coogler’s film......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020