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Home (as usual) for Christmas

Did you know that Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas has lost more than 30 pounds in the last eight weeks? “How did I do it?” Alfred repeated Funfare’s question. “All I do is intermittent fasting, work out and follow a low-calorie diet. I’m still following the program every day. Hopefully, …

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The magic of Jen-Derek tandem, The beauty of Vic-Dawn team-up

Curtain-raisers: Congratulations to Jose Mari Chan (photo) whose Going Home to Christmas album has reached double platinum in sales. It’s a sequel to the 27-year-old Christmas In Our Hearts album, the unprecedented Double Diamond Record awardee of PARI (Philippine Association of the Recording Industry). In the spirit of the season, …

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': 12 fun facts you need to know

MANILA, Philippines — In Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of “The Force Awakens” join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam …

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Seagal to spend first Christmas in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood A-lister Steven Seagal of End of a Gun and Perfect Weapon fame has been in the metro since early November this year but it was only last Dec. 9 that the cast and crew of General Commando, a nine 45-minute episode American series that tackles drug …

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Nonie on playing his opposite in Ang Larawan

MANILA, Philippines — Ang Larawan — the musical based on Nick Joaquin’s play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino ­— has many things going for it. For this viewer, the film is a good introduction to the powerful, if, well-nuanced libretto of Rolando Tinio (now National Artist for Theater) …

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It’s a ‘go’ for Alden-Maine movie

Rejoice, AlDub Nation! The movie of your idols, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, will be pushed through next year. Funfare got this first-hand information from APT head Antonio “Mr. T” Tuviera himself over lunch yesterday at Mario’s with a few editors. “We plan to produce five movies next year and …

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe queens shine in Mindanao fabrics

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Philippines and top 10 finalist Rachel Peters and other pageant representatives modeled Mindanao fabrics and designs by Filipino designers in a fashion show on Saturday. During the runway show held as part of the Women of Significance gala night at the …

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Joreen home from UK to celebrate 18th birthday

MANILA, Philippines — Joreen Bautista, the Kim alternate in the United Kingdom tour of Miss Saigon, returned home recently, but only for five days, to celebrate her 18th birthday with her family and closest friends. Little did she know she was in for a big surprise when she was treated …

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