Entertainment News (05/03/22)

GMA releases new fantasy romcom

GMA Entertainment Group premieres the gender-switch series False Positive on May 2 after First Lady on the GMA Telebabad line-up. The fantasy romcom stars Xian Lim and Glaiza De Castro. Directed by Irene Villamore, the story follows the perfect couple, Edward (Mr. Lim) and Yannie (Ms. De Castro), who, not long after getting married, find out she’s pregnant. Their joy is gradually replaced with bickering and jealousy. After one major fight, Yannie curses into the wind hoping that Edward would understand what she was going through. A playful diwata heard her, and granted her wish — a little too literally.

New love song from Ben&Ben   

FOLK-POP band Ben&Ben has released a new single, “Paninindigan Kita.” Written by Paolo and Miguel Benjamin, the upbeat pop song captures the fearlessness of fighting for someone you love despite others’ disapproval. “It is also an ode to a lover that might be hesitant to take a step forward in the relationship,” a statement from the nine-piece band said. “It’s a heartfelt song that gives a balance between understanding where the lover is coming from, and a gentle reassurance that the one singing the song is ready and sure, after learning a lot so far about life and love.” “Paninindigan Kita” is the first song the band recorded in an actual studio since the pandemic started. The song is available on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

Martin Nievera returns to Solaire stage

AFTER a two-year break, The Theatre at Solaire is back as the venue for live shows, starting with Martin Nievera Live Again! on June 25. This one-night concert is a fundraising event to support the Rotary Club of Makati West’s Gift of Life Project. Part of the proceeds of the concert’s ticket sales will fund the heart operations of children in need. For more information, visit https://www.solaireresort.com/article/martin-nievera-live-again. As part of Solaire’s continued safety measures, The Theatre requires double-masking and presentation of vaccination cards upon entry. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at 8891-9999 or via www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Star Wars lip balm for May the 4th

MAY the 4th is Star Wars Day, and Mentholatum LipCare is celebrating with its Men’s Cool Aqua Star Wars pack. Visit the Mentholatum store in Lazada and Shopee and catch the 60% off Flash Sale on May 4 for the Star Wars lip balm. There will also be a Buy 1 Take 1 sale on May 5 to 9 also on the Men’s Cool Aqua Star Wars lip care pack. The product contains vitamin E, aloe extract and macadamia ternifolia seed oil for long lasting moisturization; and SPF15 for UV Protection. It is available in a limited Star Wars design.

GMA’s new afternoon series Apoy sa Langit 

GMA ENTERTAINMENT Group’s latest Afternoon Prime series is Apoy sa Langit, directed by Laurice Guillen. When a widowed jewelry designer and her only daughter get a second chance at a complete family, life takes a surprising twist when an estranged daughter turns out to be her new husband’s secret mistress. The series stars Maricel Laxa as the widow, and Zoren Legaspi as the new husband. Also in the cast are Mikee Quintos, Lianne Valentin, Mariz Ricketts, Carlos Siguion-Reyna, Dave Bornea, Coleen Paz, Celine Fajardo, Patricia Ismael, and Mio Maranan. Apoy sa Langit airs Monday to Saturday after Eat Bulaga on GMA Afternoon Prime.  

Ken Chan sings about his ‘Quaranfling’

ACTOR AND SINGER Ken Chan has released a new single, “Quaranfling,” under GMA Music. “It’s a love story na nabuo (that came together) during the pandemic. Alam natin na maraming nabuong pagmamahalan (we all know that many love affairs ripened) while we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nakita natin na (We saw that) in spite of what’s happening ay may magagandang bagay pa rin na nangyari sa buhay natin (that beautiful things still happened in our lives),” Mr. Chan said in a statement. “Quaranfling” was written by Lolito Go, Jr. The track is available on streaming platforms worldwide.

Jamie Miller releases debut EP

POP singer-songwriter Jamie Miller has released his debut EP, Broken Memories. The six-song EP includes the Wales-born, Los Angeles-based artist’s breakthrough hit, “Here’s Your Perfect,” along with new tracks such as “Last Call” and “I Lost Myself In Loving You.” Bad Memories is available now via Atlantic Records/Geaux Uptown Records at all DSPs and streaming services.  For music and tour details, visit www.jamiemillermusic.com.