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Entertainment News (09/24/21)

WeTV Original show Pasabuy premieres today

TWO strangers trying to find themselves find each other in the middle of a lockdown in the new WeTV Original series Pasabuy. In the show, Gino Roque and Heaven Peralejo play two strangers who head out to a beach resort to escape their real lives and do a bit of soul searching. Then the lockdown happens, and they find themselves stranded. The six-episode series is written and directed by Xian Lim, based on a WeTV Original concept. The show is co-produced by Forza Productions. Stream Pasabuy for free starting on Sept. 24, 7 p.m., on WeTV. New episodes will be released every Friday.

Netflix’s Squid Game goes to the mall

ONE key figure that stands out in the Netflix series Squid Game is the huge scary doll that signals players to stop and go during the “Red Light, Green Light” game in the first episode. Squid Game is an original Korean series about cash strapped contestants who battle it all out by playing children’s games to win 45.6 billion won in the deadly nine-part series by Hwang Dong-Hyuk. That 10-foot-tall doll is now in Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall (East Wing Entrance) to monitor jaywalkers that cross the mall’s nearby street. Jaywalkers were surprised when the giant doll started moving its head and its eyes flash red. This special doll can be seen at the mall for a limited-time only. There are also some Squid Game games, surprises, and prizes at the Robinsons Galleria Facebook page. Meanwhile, joining the Squid Game craze, It’s Showtime will present Squid Game: Extra Life, an all-or-nothing game based on the show where six faces from the past — including John “Sweet” Lapus, Dante Gulapa, and the Pabebe Girls — will meet each other in a head-to-head battle for an extra life. Squid Game: Extra Life airs on Sept. 23 to 25 on It’s Showtime.

Duran Duran releases more music from new album

DURAN DURAN has released the anthemic “Anniversary,” the third song taken from their 15th studio album, Future Past, which is set for global release on Oct. 22 via Tape Modern for BMG. The song was produced by the band along with British DJ/producer Erol Alkan. In a press statement. Duran Duran bassist and founder member John Taylor said: “‘Anniversary’ is a special song for us. Obviously, we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After playing and working together for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’ can really mean, it’s not something we would have thought song worthy 40 years ago but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.” The band will be playing at the upcoming Global Citizen LIVE concert on Sept. 25. Future Past will be available on all digital platforms, as well as in a variety of physical formats: standard CD, cassette, a limited edition deluxe hardback book CD featuring three additional tracks, and colored vinyl.

Season 4 of e-sports women’s league

SMART Communications, Inc. teams up with e-sports event organizer Eplayment Entertainment to power the fourth season of Liga Adarna, the Philippines’ biggest and only all-female e-sports league. For the fourth installment, titled Race to the Top, Liga Adarna has gathered the country’s top female e-sports players to battle it out in four different games — Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Valorant, Call of Duty: Mobile, and League of Legends: Wild Rift — until Dec. 19 for a shot at the championship and prize pool of P220,000. The Mobile Legends leg runs until Oct. 17; the Valorant leg is scheduled for Oct. 22 to Nov. 14; the League of Legends: Wild Rift leg will be from Nov. 18 to 21; and the Call of Duty leg will be from Nov. 26 to Dec. 19.  Gamers and e-sports fans can catch the livestream of the games on the Liga Adarna Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ligaadarna.       

Daniel Paringit releases new single

DANIEL Paringit has released his new single, “Pahina,” about moving forward, acceptance, and facing a new chapter. “Pahina” is out on Spotify and all other digital streaming platforms under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). The official lyric video is also out on YouTube.

Lazada extends Miss Universe Philippines fan voting

BEAUTY pageant fans now have until Sept. 29 to vote their favorite Miss Universe Philippines finalist into the Top 16, on Lazada, which is the pageant’s official voting platform this year. Fans can enter up to five votes daily through the Fan Vote function and the finalist with the most votes will secure a place in the Top 16. Fans can also support their favorite candidate by purchasing special packages offered on the voting page. In addition to the Fan Vote feature, fans were also given an opportunity to get to know their candidates better through a recently concluded video contest that showcased the favorite Lazada shopping choices of each beauty queen. The Lazada voting page can be found at https://lzd.co/LazadaVoting.