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Entertainment News (05/07/21)

PumaPodcast wins human rights award

PUMAPODCAST’S groundbreaking podcast documentary series, the six-part Tokhang sa Tokhang, is a winner at the Human Rights Press Awards handed out by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. Tokhang sa Tokhang was one of two winners in the audio category, given a Merit Award for its dive into the War on Drugs, Extra Judicial Killings, and the lingering effects the bloody campaign has had on families, children, communities, media, artists, and even the police and agents waging the war on the ground. Listen to the Tokhang sa Tokhang playlist on Spotify here: https://spoti.fi/3eVJvlc. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. Tokhang sa Tokhang, along with PumaPodcast and its news pods, Teka Teka, are also among the very first podcasts out of Asia to be curated for inclusion in the US Library of Congress Podcast Preservation Project.

HBO releases first official images from House of the Dragon

HBO has released the first official images from the upcoming drama series, House of The Dragon. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. House of The Dragon recently began production and will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO GO in 2022. Featured cast include Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born child and a dragonrider; Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros; Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms; and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. All eight seasons of Game of Thrones are now available for streaming or download on HBO GO.

Pusong Pinoy Sa Amerika is now on GTV

TO EDUCATE Filipinos on US migration policies, GMA Pinoy TV has premiered the magazine program Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika in the Philippines on GTV. The program has been airing on GMA Pinoy TV since 2006 and has educated many Filipino immigrants on the right way of processing their visas. Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika Season 16 now  airs in the Philippines on Sundays, 11:30 p.m. on GTV. Viewers abroad can watch it on GMA Pinoy TV. For more information on how to watch GMA programs overseas, visit gmapinoytv.com/subscribe.

He’s Into Her on iWantTFC

BELLE Mariano and Donny Pangilinan star in ABS-CBN Entertainment, iWantTFC, and Star Cinema romantic series, He’s Into Her. Directed by Chad Vidanes, the series will start airing on May 30 on A2Z and the Kapamilya Channel. Based on the popular Precious Pages-LIB novel by Pinoy author Maxinejiji, the story follows young Maxpein (Mariano), who agrees to live in Manila upon the request of her father who helped her pay for her grandmother’s hospital bills. Maxpein ends up studying at the prestigious Benison International School. As she tries to fit in, she also clashes with Mr. Popular — Deib Lohr (Pangilinan). Her life soon turns upside down as Deib gets their entire batch to prank and bully her. He’s Into Her will air on iWantTFC on May 28, two days ahead of its premiere on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and on Kapamilya Online Live via the YouTube channel and Facebook page of ABS-CBN Entertainment.   

Paulo Avelino, Janine Gutierrez star in ABS-CBN teleserye

ABS-CBN Entertainment has announced the team up of Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez in its latest light family drama Marry Me, Marry You which marks the actors’ first TV project together and Gutierrez’s first teleserye on ABS-CBN. The series, which goes into production soon, will highlight the challenges that couples face together, particularly the traditional expectation that when a person marries someone, they are also marrying their entire family, friends, and everyone close to them. Marry Me, Marry You will also be the first ABS-CBN teleserye of award-winning actress Sunshine Dizon and of Jake Ejercito, who will figure in the love triangle between Avelino’s and Gutierrez’s characters. The series’ cast also includes veteran actors Cherry Pie Picache, Vina Morales, Teresa Loyzaga, Lito Pimentel, Joko Diaz, Jett Pangan, and Edu Manzano. The series is directed by Jojo Saguin and Dwein Ruedas Baltazar. Produced by Dreamscape Entertainment, Marry Me, Marry You will air soon on ABS-CBN platforms.

DJ Khaled drops new album

GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum artist, mega-producer DJ Khaled unveils his 12th full-length album, KHALED KHALED, via We The Best Music Group/Epic Records. Khaled and co-executive producers (his sons) Asahd Tuck Khaled and Aalam Tuck Khaled assembled the tracklist. The album’s songs include “Just Be” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “We Going Crazy” (featuring H.E.R. & Migos), and “I Did It” (featuring Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby & DaBaby). KHALED KHALED is available on Spotify,

The Kid LAROI joins Miley Cyrus on ‘Without You’

THE KID LAROI has tapped the multi-platinum recording artist/songwriter Miley Cyrus on the remix of his smash single, “Without You.” The star-studded release also comes with an accompanying music video that features the “Wrecking Ball” singer getting cozy with The Kid LAROI in various locations: on the hood of a car, beside a fireplace, and on a giant mushroom. The wistful music video is also directed by Ms. Cyrus, who lends her bluesy vocals to the viral tune. The song is part of The Kid LAROI’s recently released mixtape, F*CK LOVE, which music publication NME praised for its versatile artistry and exploration on “adolescent views on love, loss, and heartbreak with a penchant to let things get a bit gnarly here and there.”