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Entertainment News (05/14/21)

Final two weeks of ABS-CBN’s Almost Paradise

ABS-CBN and Electric Entertainment’s crime drama series Almost Paradise is in its last two weeks on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z. The drama follows the story of former US secret agent Alex Walker (Christian Kane), who was drawn back to his old life after retiring in the island paradise of Cebu. Almost Paradise airs every Sunday, 8:45 p.m., on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, iWantTFC, and Kapamilya Online Live (KOL) on Facebook and YouTube. Viewers in the Philippines can re-watch the latest episode for seven days after it is streamed on KOL. They can also watch all previous episodes, in English or Filipino, on iWantTFC.

Cast of Doctor Foster Filipino adaptation announced

ACTRESS Jodi Sta. Maria is the lead star in the Filipino remake of the BBC’s global hit Doctor Foster which will be known locally as The Broken Marriage Vow. Ms. Sta. Maria will play Dra. Jill Ilustre, the Filipina counterpart of BBC’s Gemma Foster. A loving wife and mother with an accomplished medical career, Jill begins to see cracks in her picture-perfect life when she discovers that her husband is having an affair with a younger woman. Zanjoe Marudo plays David Ilustre, the Pinoy version of Simon Foster. The mistress Lexy Lucero (the Pinay Kate Parks) will be played by Sue Ramirez. Completing the main cast is Zaijian Jaranilla, who will be playing Gio Ilustre, the Filipino Tom Foster. Directed by Concepcion “Connie” Macatuno, The Broken Marriage Vow is the sixth local adaptation of Doctor Foster following its adaptations in France, Russia, Turkey, India, and South Korea. The Broken Marriage Vow will be produced by Dreamscape Entertainment.  

Two dog’s fall in love in Sponge Cola’s ‘Labis-labis’ music video

TWO puppies fall in love in Sponge Cola’s “Labis-labis” music video. Showcasing romance from the perspective of pets, the video steps into the world of meet-cute and courtship of two-year-old poodle, Alex and six-year-old aspin, Jamie. The music video of “Labis-labis” is directed by Robin Estargo. Having experienced shooting several video projects involving dogs, Mr. Estargo and his production team knew how challenging it is to pull off a compelling narrative that features pets as main cast. The music video of “Labis-labis” is out now on YouTube via Sony Music Philippines.

Reality shows on hayu in May

HAYU offers reality shows on housewives, dating, and surgical transformations this May. Take a peek into the drama-filled but luxurious lives of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 11 and get more of the glamorous lifestyles in The Real Housewives of New York Season 13. For some medical action, Botched offers a glimpse into the lives of Drs. Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow in another season of patient transformations.  Wondering where the rich are snapping up properties with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis changing the New York real estate scene? Catch Million Dollar Listing and follow a group of real estate brokers as they work with high-end clientele. Learn what modern dating is all about with Dating New Filter UK Season 1. Access unlimited shows with a subscription plan or prepaid pass. Sign-up via hayu.com to a weekly plan for P49 or a monthly plan of P149 with a free trial of seven days; or get a hayu prepaid pass.

Julie Anne San Jose drops new music video

FIVE days after Julie Anne San Jose dropped “Free,” her first single for this year, she released a fierce music video which showcases her singing prowess and her flair for dancing. “Free” was featured in Spotify’s New Music Friday and OPM Rising playlists and YouTube Music’s New Releases section. It also landed the No. 2 spot on iTunes Philippines Chart just a few hours after its official release last week. The song is produced by Herdy Casseus, Andrew Gonzales, Carlisle Tabanera, and Ito Rapadas. Ms. San Jose also co-wrote the song with Eduardo Gonzalez and Denise Pimping. Stream “Free” on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records. Directed by Miggy Tanchanco, the official “Free” music video is now available on YouTube.

Pinoy Big Brother alumni join The Squad Plus

PINOY Big Brother Connect alumni Andi Abaya, Kobie Brown, Haira Palaguitto, and Kyron Aguilera join The Squad Plus, Dreamscape Entertainment’s teen show, to further develop their talents as they wait for their next big projects in showbiz. Get to know the four better by liking the videos and subscribing to The Squad Plus’ YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TheSquadPlus), which regularly uploads vlogs and games featuring all the squadmates. With three million subscribers and 274 million views, The Squad Plus is one of ABS-CBN’s most subscribed and most followed channels on the video-streaming platform. For updates, follow @thesquadplus_ on Tiktok and Instagram.  

iQiyi International’s first original K-drama series

THE LEGENDARY Korean creature Gumiho (Nine-tailed fox) falls in love with a girl 977 years younger than him in iQiyi’s first K-drama series My Roommate Is a Gumiho. Adapted from a popular Korean webtoon, the upcoming series features Jang Ki-yong as Gumiho. The series tells the story of a Gumiho, Shin Woo-yeo, that has lived in the human world for hundreds of years. Right before he can permanently turn into a human, his fox beads are swallowed by Lee Dam in an accident. Forced to live together for a solution, they set many rules for cohabitation to live their lives. It becomes a new romance between human and non-human. My Roommate Is a Gumiho premieres on May 26, 9:30 p.m. SGT, with new episodes dropping on Wednesdays and Thursdays simulcast with Korea.

HBO Max releases original film Let Them All Talk on HBO GO, HBO

DIRECTED by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, the HBO Max Original feature film Let Them All Talk features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, Gemma Chan, Lucas Hedges, and Dianne Wiest. Let Them All Talk, which premieres on May 22, 9 p.m., exclusively on HBO GO and HBO, follows a celebrated author (Streep) who boards an ocean liner with old friends (Bergen and Wiest) to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew (Hedges) comes along to wrangle the ladies as well as her new literary agent (Chan).