Freeform is set to drop its newest pilot, AZNBBGRL which takes place in SoCal's Little Saigon community. The leads are played by Cathy Bui, Kim Lynn Do and Jazelle Villanueva, three Asian American teenagers looking for their coming-of-age moment. Their want to break away from generational expectations and set their own goals for themselves comes when a street gang offers them a way out.
This was Jazelle's first tv/film audition for the year and she is stoked to be portraying Dang-Dang. She says on social media, "There is so much to say on how I even got to this point. This was my first actual tv/film audition of 2022 and ever. I just wanted to bring it all."
According to Deadline, "Bui will play Anh, who’s focused on getting into a top college — a dream that’s derailed when she and her best friend Jenny are forced into a scheme that leads them to a street gang. Do plays Jenny, who’s part of a well-off family but feels constrained by her parents’ expectations. After a traumatic event, she enlists Anh in a dangerous scheme. Villanueva plays Dang-Dang, who can’t seem to escape her troubled past. Initially at odds with Jenny, she forms a surprisingly deep connection with her and Anh."
Other cast members include Quentin Nguyen-Duy, who plays Richie, rising gang member and former nerdy classmate to the three friends. Alejandro Akara plays Gabriel, Anh's ex-boyfriend while Audrey Huynh plays Bella, Jenny's younger sister. Cat Ly portrays Anh's aunt, a Chinese Vietnames restaurant owner who gets schemed.
Stay tuned for more info on the show and any important upcoming dates!
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Spider-Man and Reginald the Vampire actor, Jacob Batalon is set to take on another thriller project with Screen Gems and Alloy Entertainment's Horrorscope. Based on a novel with the same-name, Deadline shares it follows a group of college friends who begin dying after getting their horoscopes read. Their fates are connected to their fortunes, but can they change the future?
The film also includes Alana Boden, Adain Bradley, and Avantika as co-leads alongside Jacob. Look out for the project to start in the fall with Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton producing through Alloy with Ground Control's Scott Glassgold. Stay tuned for more updates!
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The Wildcats are heading to camp in the official trailer for Season 3 of High School Musical The Musical the Series! Get a glimpse of the camp shenanigans happening soon and a snippet of songs from Frozen and Camp Rock. Olivia Rodrigo is set to reprise her role is Nini, however she is scaling back as a recurring character.
We catch a glimpse of what Nini's up to this season that may lead to something big. All we know for now is Nini continues to create music and she's ready to take the next step. Olivia's character storyline could mirror her real life soaring career and is on the brink of stardom. So pack your bags, grab your friends, and tune in on July 27th for the premiere on Disney+.
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Looking for a new comedy to binge on this summer? Prime Video's series, The Lake will having you laughing along and quoting some of your favorite rom-coms and teen films like Mean Girls. It follows Justin, played by Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black) who after a breakup with his partner looks to reconnect with his biological daughter, Billie played by Madison Shamoun (All-American) who he gave up for adoption in his teens. Think family high jinks mixed with summer camp, so you know chaos is going to happen.
The comedy series includes 10 Things I Hate About You actor Julia Stiles, Terry Chen, Declan Whaley, and Fil-Am Jared Scott. The 23-year old model and actor plays Killian Lin, Billie's love interest who's also her step-cousin and the lake's junior lifeguard. They strike up a friendship and go on some of the summer adventures you can think imagine. He's also previously been seen on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and Facebook Watch's Turnt.
Catch Jared on his upcoming project, Monsters of California premiering this year. See the teaser below!
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"Da baddest" is back! Bretman Rock is gearing up for season 2 of his hit reality show with MTV. An official trailer dropped last week, and the gang is back with more fun and some drama to spice things up. We also see a new face in the trailer, so it looks like a new cast member will officially be introduced soon.
Check out this caption on YouTube that gives us a inside look at what we can expect from this season and check out the trailer below:
Filipino-born online celebrity, Bretman Rock, works to save his fracturing relationship with his little sister, but past traumas, his budding business empire, and emotional exhaustion stand in his way. Will Bretman be able to repair his life or will the demands of stardom tear him down?
“MTV’s Following: Bretman Rock” premiers Monday, June 27, at 4 p.m. ET on MTV YouTube.
The Careless Music family is growing. New signees, Liza Soberano and Issa Pressman are looking to venture into a new part of their careers. The independent record label is a force of nature in fostering fresh unknown talent from all over the Philippines, but also encourages artists to step into the unknown and encourage new journeys.
Liza Soberano said she is looking forward to working with the record label known for taking care of “young talent.” The young actress says, “The fact that they work with young creatives -- I’m currently 24 -- so it’s very exciting and encouraging to see a lot of people pursuing their dreams and passion at a very young age in a way that they wanna do it.” She's at a turning point in her career where she'd like to have more control over the projects she does and meeting James Reid's team boosted her confidence in trying new things. “I also wanted to work with people my age to be honest … and when I met James and his team it really made me even more excited to work with because their team is so young, so creative and they are so fearless to take risks and try to chase after things that we would think is impossible,” she added.
Issa Pressman, another talented actress, and artist is another addition to the Careless team. She looks to lean more towards her singing career and trusts the team to carry her forward. “It’s something that I could focus on and I want something that my heart had. (At first,) I don’t wanna show it but my heart was in it, my soul was in it and I’m happy doing it. So, I needed help and growth and I think I could do it with them,” Issa says.
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Crazy Rich Asians and Superstore actor Nico Santos is heading into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he joins the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. As in usual Marvel-style, the cast, plot, and visuals have been kept on lockdown since they began filming this installment of Guardians in November of 2021. As the movie wrapped last month, we are slowly getting to see who is added to the cast. Nico shared his excitement in a post on Instagram as Deadline reported the news.
Nico joins cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Will Poulter, Chuk Iwuji, Maria Bakalova, and Daniela Melchior in Vol. 3. The movie is set to release on May 5th, 2023, and is set to be the last of filmmaker James Gunn's series of the Guardians films.
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Guapdad 4000, aka Guap, has been going non-stop and continues to move the needle on his career, leveling up each time. The multifaceted artist shared on his Instagram that he was excited to be back on TV, but this time in a scripted show. Guap shared the trailer for Issa Rae's latest project on HBOMax, Rap Sh!t, and in the trailer, we see Guap on screen in a party scene.
The new show is roughly based on the hit group the City Girls. The show follows Shawna and Mia, who are two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group. The show is set to release on July 21st. Besides making TV moves, Guap continues to make sure he drops some new heat for his fans. Recently Guap teamed up with Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y on the new track Pose. You can stream the track here and watch the music video below!
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Jo Koy is making his return to the Philippines this August! Live Nation announced that the Filipino-American comedian will be taking his “Funny is Funny World Tour” to the Mall of Asia Arena on August 31st.
Back for more! 🤣— Live Nation PH (@livenationph) June 5, 2022
JOKOY: FUNNY IS FUNNY WORLD TOUR LIVE IN MANILA! August 31 at SM MOA Arena. Tickets available on June 14 (10AM) via SM Tickets.
Ticket Prices at 8,000 / 7,500 / 7,000 / 6,500 / 6,000 / 5,500 / 5,000 / 3,500 / 3,000 / 1,750#JoKoyIsBack#BackToLive#LNPH pic.twitter.com/O4kgOn2ZUQ
Ticket prices range from, 1750 PHP to 8,000 PHP and will be available for presale starting Monday, June 13 before going on sale officially on June 14. Tickets can be purchased here.
Not only will Jo Koy be returning to the Philippines this August, but his movie will also hit theaters during the same month! Easter Sunday is slated to hit the big screen this summer on August 5th!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Jo Koy's Instagram
The upcoming Netflix series, Entergalactic inspired by Kid Cudi's latest album is an adult-animated music series. It'll follow Jabari, a young artist voiced by the rapper who's a creative visionary who doesn't take himself too seriously and is the definition of cool. Kid Cudi is joined by a talented cast that includes many well-known actors and musicians like Timothée Chalamet (Dune), Ty Dolla $ign, Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jaden Smith, and Fil-Am Vanessa Hudgens. Check out the new teaser and get a feel for the series.
Deadline revealed the voice cast list and their roles. Jabari looks to balance his career and love life as he moves into a dream apartment and meets his new, cool-girl neighbor, Meadow played by Jessica Williams. With a new location, there's new characters Jabari meets including Meadow's trustworthy and pregnant BFF Karina voiced by Vanessa Hudgens.
Entergalactic will include music from Kid Cudi's album of the same name, the series will be a cross of art, music, and fashion all set in the dynamic location of New York. Watch out as it premieres this fall on Netflix.
Cover Photo Credit: Vanessa Hudgens Instagram
Star Magic is the premier talent management agency in the Philippines, and they are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. As they continue to celebrate this great accomplishment, they are extending that celebration stateside by bringing some of the brightest Filipino talents of this generation to the U.S for a few shows.
Star Magic artists will be turning up the summer heat with their concert series Beyond the Stars slated to happen in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The stacked lineup includes some amazing artists, and we can't wait to see what they bring to the stage.
The Beyond the Stars lineup includes:
Zanjoe Marudo; Belle Mariano; Donny Pangilinan; Andrea Brillantes; Gigi De Lana; AC Bonifacio; Kyle Echarri; Angela Ken; Sab; Lian Kyla; Janine Berdin; Eric Nicolas; Maymay Entrata; Edward Barbers; Alexa Ilacad; KD Estrada; Maris Racal; Charlie Dizon; Carlo Aquino; and Kim Chiu.
The shows are made possible through the collaboration of Star Magic with iWantTFC and TFC. Beyond the Stars is co-presented with World Remit with Tancinco Law as a major sponsor. Tickets are already available for purchase at mytfc.com/StarMagic30.
Last year the news broke that Inigo Pascual was cast into a new U.S. show on FOX called "Monarch." This marks Inigo's first major debut on U.S. television and is a huge step in diversity and casting and showcasing Filipino talent on a global platform. The show is a multi-generational musical drama that centers around the Romans, America's first family of Country music.
The all-star cast includes Oscar-winning Susan Sarandon and country star Trace Adkins. Inigo has been sharing some behind-the-scenes photos on his socials during the time the show was shooting, and now Fox has finally announced a Fall release date for the highly anticipated show. So get ready to meet the Romans on "Monarch," September 11th after the NFL!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Inigo Pascual Instagram