This week on the TAYO Hot List!
1. Nadine Lustre Kiana and Ruby Ibarra bring the Kumu KUMUnity together.
Earlier this week the kumunitystage on the kumu app was blessed by an appearance from Nadine, Kiana V, and Ruby Ibarra!
Ruby did a great job taking the reigns as Host and interviewing and catching up with Nadine and Kiana live in front of thousands of their fans.
From BFF Games to Nadines Anime Spotify playlist, the live stream was definitely a good time.
Check out the @myxglobal Instagram page to see some highlights of the kumu Livestream.
2. Disclosure and Kelis throw Pinoy party in their new music video.
We’ve all been to that one family or community party at our local hall where the line dancing gets competitive and there are endless amounts of lumpia and pancit on deck.
Thanks to Toronto-based Kid Studio we get to relive those moments in the new Disclosure and Kelis music video for “Watch Your Step.”
The video was filled with vibes reminiscent of the 2001 cult classic “The Debut” and even had a cameo by non-other than Dante Basco himself.
Check out the video now on Disclosure's Youtube Channel and help run those numbers up so we can show that representation does matter!
3. Crocs becomes latest fashion craze with Bretman Rock and P-Lo putting their own style to them.
Crocs in the shower, Crocs while painting, and Crocs cruising down the street! It’s now @bretmanrock’s duty to rock the Crocs every he goes!
Bretman is officially part of the Crocs Family as a newly crowned ambassador. He made his debut in true Bretman form on their Instagram page.
But Bretman isn’t the only one keeping it comfy. P-Lo’s rocking them too. He recently dropped a Jibbitz Pack on his merch store which has recently sold out!
4. Meet the New Internet Star: Baby Byron.
Byron James Bucao was born on November 30th of this year and three days later he took the internet by storm!
His Father, Dancer, Choreographer, and Founder of @aliasdancefam Byron Bucao shared his new bundle of joy to the world on Twitter and the internet did its thing.
Is Byron James the world’s youngest Influencer?! Keep up to date with him on his new Instagram @byronjamesbucao to see what he’s up to next.
5. Critically acclaimed “Yellow Rose” is streaming soon.
If you missed the critically acclaimed “Yellow Rose” in theaters, don’t worry because here is another chance to check it out!
On December 22nd you can catch “Forbes 30 Under 30” actor, Eva Noblezada starring in “Yellow Rose” On Demand and Digital and you can now pre-order your very own Blu-ray on sonypictures.com ahead of its official release on January 5th.
“Yellow Rose” is certified fresh on “Rotten Tomatoes” and being able to catch it at the drive-in theater the other month I can definitely vouch for these great reviews and ratings!
This week on the TAYO Hot List!
1. Inigo Pascual’s got a new twist on his smash hit “Catching Feelings” with Moophs.
Grammy-nominated producer Bimwala breathes new life to Inigo and Moophs’ island pop hit. The remix features an all-new verse written by one of reggae’s most internationally-known Samoan artists, J Boog.
The song is now out on all streaming platforms, is the first collaboration that spans three continents, mixing sounds from the Philippines, Pacific Islands, Africa, California and Hawaii.
To celebrate it’s premiere, DJs and radio stations across the world played it during their kumu & Twitch livestreams or on the radio.
2. Let's help each other through COVID.
Let’s send some well wishes to our very own Nino. After contracting Covid-19 from a small gathering, he’s opened up about his recent bout with the virus.
He says his physical symptoms were mild, and the experience has taught him that even if you think you’re in a safe bubble with just a small group of quarantine friends, you should always keep your guard up.
As we all get through this pandemic together, one FilipinX health worker made history Across the Pond.
May Parsons, a registered nurse in the United Kingdom, administered the first non-clinical trial Covid-19 vaccination earlier this week to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan.
3. McDonald’s, in partnership with TFC and Myx are giving away “Archcards” to Filipino Health Workers around the country.
As frontliners continue battling the Covid-19 pandemic, one company is making sure they get a happy or in this case, a “salamat meal”.
The cards will be given out by a few influencers, as well as the health care workers themselves.
McDonald’s is definitely coming in clutch for all our hardworking healthcare workers.
4. Patrick Starrr took home a major accolade at this year’s American Influencer Awards.
He won the biggest honor of the evening, Makeup Influencer of the Year. Patrick beat out notables like James Charles and Jacyln Hill.
The award was announced by Kris Jenner.
The 3rd annual event went virtual this year and was hosted by Broadway performer and older brother of Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande, along with beauty influencer Kandee Johnson.
5. Fil-Canadian Eric Bauza is the voice behind Looney Toons.
If you’ve caught some of the new Looney Toons, or the Animaniacs reboot on Hulu, you might find some extra pride knowing that the voice behind those Warner Brothers characters is Fil-Canadian Eric Bauza.
Bauza took on the role of Bugs Bunny earlier this year, and is gearing up for the upcoming Space Jam Movie.
If you’re looking for some holiday entertainment, you might want to check out “Bugs Bunny’s 24 Carrot Holiday Special” that just launched on HBO Max.
This week on the TAYO Hot List!
88 Rising radio becomes the very first Asian music channel on SiriusXM, AJ Rafael is serving up some pretty fun and viral Disney duets, plus we are recapping all of the impressive moves from our community over on the basketball court.
A big week for Asian music in North America with 88 Rising.
This past Wednesday, 88 Rising held its “Double Happiness Winter Festival” featuring a variety of Asian talents from throughout the world including Ylona Garcia, Careless Music’s Massiah, Kiana V, and Guapdad 4000.
If that wasn’t big enough, on Thursday, 88 Rising Radio became the first 24-7 Asian music channel on SiriusXM, with Inigo Pascual, Sosupersam, and Manila Grey taking part in a 24-hour radio takeover.
2. AJ & ALYSSA’S WFH DUETS GO VIRAL
AJ Rafael, along with his girlfriend Alyssa Navarro have been going viral for their Disney duets from home! Good Morning America recently highlighted the couple’s work from home performances including songs from High School Musical, The Little Mermaid, and Hercules.
You can catch more of AJ as part of “Crazy Talented Asians Holiday Edition” on December 13th taking place on East West Players’ Youtube and Facebook accounts. He can also preview his new song, "Miles Apart, Still Together" in collaboration with Xoom.
3. HIFI KITCHEN SERVES UP APL’s SECRET ADOBO
Here’s an opportunity for our L.A. fam to get some delicious adobo all while supporting a great cause!
On Saturday, the Apl.de.Ap Foundation International is partnering with HiFi Kitchen for “Unbreakable: Adobo in Action”.
This one day pop-up will sell special orders of Apl.de.Ap’s adobo family recipe which he’ll be serving himself.
Proceeds will go towards nonprofit group PeDRO, which helps with typhoon relief in the Philippines. View & share photos here from the event here by Sthanlee Mirador.
4. RMHC AMBASSADORS GET SURPRISE FROM JOHN & CHRISSY
Ever since the birth of their daughter Justine, who has a seizure disorder, the Jao family from Chicago had been raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
For their dedication, the family got a very unexpected surprise from one of Hollywood’s most iconic couples, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen!
In an effort to create awareness and support for the RMHC, McDonald’s will be donating $100 in your name for posting a supportive message on social media with #HereForRMHC through December 31. Visit myx.global/frontliners for more info.
5. COLLEGE HOOPS RETURNS, FILIPINOS SCORE BIG IN BASKETBALL
Lots of playmakers in our community took to the basketball court this week and made big waves on the NCAA D1 level.
Coach Mike Magpayo at UC Riverside became the first coach of Asian descent to coach in NCAA Division 1, and he scored his first win with a major upset over Washington State.
Arizona State University’s Remy Martin has embarked on his senior year with a big 26 point eruption.
Rutgers star Ron Harper Jr, son of former NBA champ Ron Harper, has started his junior season at Rutgers by dropping 21 points a game in his first three games of the season.
On the women’s side, freshman Vanessa De Jesus became the first Asian player at Duke University, and kicked off her career with a 13 point performance, followed up by a 17 point performance in her second game.
That’s a look at all the stories we have for you this week on the TAYO Hot List. Thank you so much for joining us. Be sure to follow us over on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for more content. Please take care of yourself and one another and we will see you right back here again next time!
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The full 9-minute interview talks about Lipa's writing inspirations, latest collaborations, and her upcoming digital concert, "Studio 2054".
Anne posted her interview with the "Levitating" star on her Instagram page.
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