Archive for the Entertainment Category

Don’t es-STOP. Bel-EEEBin.

Posted in Arts & Media, Bone to Pick, Entertainment with tags , , on February 4, 2008 by Leonard

by Leonard Cervantes

This is old news, but just in case you already didn’t know —

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Legendary rock band Journey has a new lead singer and he’s PINOY! If you don’t know who Journey is, you are probably:

a) a youngin
b) too cool
c) too cool for school

The members of Journey ended up flying Arnel to America for an in-person audition and they signed him on the spot as their new lead singer. It’s the ultimate Cinderella rags-to-riches story and would have been the perfect ending — if not for the racist reactions of some Journey fans.
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Renaldo — 14 minutes and counting

Posted in Arts & Media, Bone to Pick, Entertainment, Jokes, guy. on January 23, 2008 by Leonard

It’s been a week since Renaldo Lapuz shocked the world with his infectious tune and it looks like he’s already fading from view.

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His ‘official’ website is up for auction and while he’s still ‘hot shet’ in the blogosphere, mainstream media seems to be on the next thing already.

I promise that this will be my last post regarding this unless something ridiculous happens next, but I did want to comment on a few keen observations since what I like to call “Lapuz-Gate”. Continue reading

Tarantino’s Barong is so Wrong

Posted in Bone to Pick, Entertainment, Stuff on January 3, 2008 by Leonard

by Leonard Cervantes

This news is sort of old, but worth posting anyway.Quentin’s Ba-Wrong

The Golden Globes are coming up and the latest news is that they are trying to negotiate to let the show go on via striking an independent deal with writers.

Bigger news to me was that Quentin Tarantino took to the podium before the holidays to annouce the Golden Globe noms — and he was wearing a barong tagalog. The day after, Defamer blog posted comments about Tarantino’s messy un-kept look.

All I gotta say is, don’t blame the barong! We all know Quentin Tarantino isn’t the most ‘kept’ man on the planet. In fact, aside from being a brilliant co-opter (thief) of Asian and other cult film influences, he actually nauseates me. I do have to give him props for rocking the barong though… it’s an unappreciated work of fashion art that deserves to be recognized for its elegance as formal attire.

If you look at the photos online, you can easily tell that Quentin got the barong look all wrong. I should know, I wore one at my wedding and instituted a barong style code for the men — one of the smartest moves ever, garnering compliments from all our guests. For Quentin Tarantino and any other Hollywood fashionista thinking of sporting our national garb, here are a few do’s and don’ts on wearing the Barong Tagalog:

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1. Do Wear a Shirt Underneath – No one likes nipplage showing beneath those pina fibers. Plus, your nipples don’t like rubbing embroidered patterns (do they?) Continue reading

Gimme More Chicharon

Posted in Arts & Media, Entertainment on December 31, 2007 by Leonard

happy Easter, Love Britney

By now you’ve already probably heard Britney Spears’ new single ‘Piece of Me’. If you haven’t, you don’t know that Britney actually bigs up the Philippines in the song. BRRAP BRRRAP!Represent! Continue reading

First Bombas, now Bombays

Posted in Entertainment, Politics on December 31, 2007 by Leonard

Philippines Tourism Invests in Bollywood

Holy Cow, it's Jollibee

The film industry in the Philippines has been on the decline in recent years, that’s no secret.

I’m not sure how tourism is doing in the motherland, but I do know that the country can’t be doing that well — last time I visited, it seemed that it was little by little being sold off to rich foreign investors.

I suppose the latest plan by the Dept. of Tourism is meant to address both the ailing film biz and the need to sell off pieces of the land? Continue reading

Yessss, we’re cool.

Posted in Arts & Media, Entertainment on December 31, 2007 by Leonard

Time Magazine rated the Cebu Thriller Jailbirds in the Top 10 Viral clips of the year.  That’s almost as good as Balut being rated the #1 World’s Grossest food earlier this year.

 Wow.. we really represent, yo! 

look at this video