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."

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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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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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Amazon Prime Video just released the latest young adult series, The Summer I Turned Pretty from the Jenny Han book series of the same name. The author who also wrote and co-created the Netflix triology, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this story introduces us to young and upcoming actors, Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, and Gavin Casalegno to play the characters of Isabel (Belly) Conklin, and brothers Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. Again, Jenny Han creates your next summer obsession and continues to show representation through her characters and music selection.

Belly and her brother spend their summers in a beach house in the fictional town of Cousins with her mom's BFF and two her sons. The kids have a close bond, but Belly hopes that the summer of her 16th birthday everyone including the Fisher boys will finally stop seeing her as the little kid they grew up with. The early 2000s book series gets an update in the series touching on topics like mental health and sexual fluidity, but still explores the story around family, young love, and summer shenanigans.

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Besides bringing these characters to life on-screen, the music in the series is one you'll have playing as your summer soundtrack. Name some of your favorite artists today, their music is probably in an episode and there is something for everyone. Jenny Han's a big Swiftie and have 5 of her tracks throughout the series, but the soundtrack has all genres including some of our favorite Fil-Am artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls.

Episode 1: Summer House
Olivia Rodrigo: "Brutal," "1 step forward, 3 steps back"

Episode 3: Summer Nights
Saweetie Feat Doja Cat - "Best Friend"

Episode 5: Summer Catch
The Pussycat Dolls: "Don't Cha"

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Ever wanted a catch up with friends on your favorite films, shows, music or entertainment in general? Netflix Philippines has you covered with their newest web series, Alas where fans can celebrate their beloved Netflix titles with their favorite barkadas. The show is hosted by besties, Jaz Reyes and Pipay where they're joined by celebrity barkadas in K-variety show-inspired games to see who's the biggest Netflix fan.

Alas will test teamwork and friendship, but also Netflix knowledge. The series is out with its very first celebrity barkada challenger - P-Pop royalty, BGYO featuring Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate. The pilot episode shows the beloved Aces of P-Pop breeze through their very first challenge. Note: Their performance will definitely BLOW you away. Exciting prizes (or hilarious penalties) await the contenders at the end of every episode.

Cheer on your favorites as they battle it out to determine if they have what it takes to emerge victorious from the exciting challenges that Netflix has in store. Watch weekly episodes of Alas Netflix every Tuesday at 7:00 PM only on Netflix Philippines’ Youtube channel.

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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.

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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.

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Fil-Am actress Netta Walker along with the cast of CW's All-American Homecoming just completed the first season and they are getting a second! It was announced that the spin-off of the hit series, All-American, which follows Simone Hicks and her friends at fictional HBCU Bringston University are coming back next fall. Netta Walker plays Keisha McCalla, best friends with Simone, resident advisor, dancer, and overall over-achiever. The series tackled each student's adjustment to college life and further finding their individuality.

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One episode during the season, Netta's Filipino culture was included in the storyline. In the episode,"Godspeed," her character Keisha lost her mother at a young age and told her friends that every year on her mother's birthday, it's Filipino tradition to still celebrate. Her friends helped put together a traditional Filipino feast, "kamayan" where the food was all laid out on a table and everyone eats with their hands. Keisha and friends wore traditional Filipino attire from Barong Tagalog and modern embroidered boleros.

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Season 1 ended in Keisha helping keep Bringston University through financial troubles by putting together a fundraiser. Now the gang are staying another semester at university, but it'll be a long road ahead in Season 2 not only keeping their athletics department going, but navigating the changes at the college. The second season is looking at a fall debut on the CW.

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An on the rise love team from PBB Kumunity Season 10: KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad are ready to take their pairing to new heights with the iWantTFC series, Run To Me premiering this month. The series focuses on two strangers living opposite lives, who share a passion for streaming, and find their way to each other in the most unexpected manner.

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Jewel (Alexa Ilacad) is on top of her game online. She has reached superstar status for capturing the niche of singing flawlessly while doing make-up tutorials.  But while enjoying the success of her virtual life, she is down in the dumps with her real family life. Her busy mother Emerald (Mickey Ferriols) has no time for Jewel, focusing instead on the family business. Jewel feels left out as her mother's attention is directed towards her younger brother, Diamond (Sean Tristan).

On the flip side, Wilson (KD Estrada) is also a music streamer but struggles for views. He hustles hard with side gigs trying to help his mother (Nikki Valdez) and pay for her hospital bills. He may not be getting fan love online, the unconditional love he shares with his mom is unmatched.

Jewel and Wilson crosses paths unexpectedly as Wilson tries to rescue Jewel from what he thought was a kidnapping. He finds out the situation was staged by Jewel to grab her mother's attention. Does Wilson play along to her scheme, playing along as her fake kidnapper or will both of them get caught in their lie?

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Start streaming Run To Me outside the Philippines May 20th on Kumu and starting May 21st, a new episode drops every Sunday on iWantTFC for subscribers on the Premium Plan. The series produced by ABS-CBN Entertainment, Dreamscape Entertainment, iWantTFC, and Kumu is directed by Dwein R. Baltazar and also stars and Malou Crisologo, CJ Navato, Karl Gabriel, Ivan Carapiet, Margaux Montana, Henz Villaraiz, Matty Juniosa, and Haira Palaguitto.

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo are gearing up for their big return to primetime teleseyre with 2 Good 2 Be True. The love team plays Eloy and Ali who could not be any more different, but deep down they have the same core values. Check out a glimpse of their characters in these two teasers that will keep you wanting more until the teleseyre premiers on May 14th on iWantTFC and May 16th on Kapamilya broadcasts.

Eloy is an aspiring lawyer who also is a mechanic on the side looking for the truth behind his love one's conviction. He's a good son and friend who stands up for those who can't fight for themselves. Eloy crosses paths with Ali and this love-hate relationship begins.

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Ali is a hardworking nurse looking to make her dreams come true as a doctor. She's also close with her family and is willing to do anything for them. When she runs into Eloy, she thinks he's try to trick her and make her fall for his charms. Maybe the more time she spends with Eloy, she'll get to know his real character.

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The singer-songwriter from Florida, Dominic Fike took Euphoria Season 2 by storm with his character, Elliot. A new member to the Rue and Jules crew, Elliot shares similar troubles and stirs the pot between the friends. With all current episodes now on HBO Max to stream, fans can also listen to the music from the season with Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series).

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The score composed and produced by Labrinth includes the track "Elliot's Song," featuring Dominic Fike, Zendaya, and Labrinth which made waves on social media after its debut on Episode 8 of the season. The score also includes loads of instrumental tracks plus other favorites like "Rue's I'm Tired," "Fez's Interlude (with Angus Cloud), and more. Fans can order the special edition box set which includes a CD and t-shirt.

Labrinth expressed his gratitude to the Euphoria fans for letting him share this experience with them and work with the cast like Zendaya and Dominic Fike on the score. "I want to thank all of you for making this music come alive much more than I could ever imagine. You make the work I put into creating even more worth the love and the grind. This is a big part of how I make music now all because of you."

Dominic Fike will be returning to Euphoria next season as Elliot. He shared the news with Jimmy Fallon before the Season 2 finale. There's some time before Season 3 kicks off, but before then check out what Dominic thinks of some of the fan theories people are cooking online.


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Although May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, it's never too early to start celebrating. The current host of the Nick Jr. show, Blues & You, Joshua Dela Cruz is the first Asian host of the series and he definitely brings Filipino pride. Viewers have seen his Lola visit in episodes like in "Blue's Big Baking Show" where they bake bibingka together and share traditions, bringing more awareness to Filipino culture.

Now, Josh and his Lola are back teaming up for a karaoke session singing about being Filipino. The catchy tune shares lyrics about what it means to be Filipino like spending time with family, joining in a song, and feeling the love whenever visiting the Philippines. The video shows different kinds of Filipino foods, the national flag, and an animated version of the picturesque beaches found throughout the islands. Blue and friends join in on the fun so check it all out below!

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The NBC sitcom series, Mr. Mayor is in its second season and there's a big Filipino representation in the most recent episode, "Sister Cities." From the creators of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the series follows fictional Los Angeles Mayor Neil Bremer played by Ted Danson. Fil-Am actor Mike Cabellon is a series regular who plays Chief Strategist, Tommy Tomas.

This week, Mike Cabellon is joined by 2 more Filipino actors, Bernadette Balagtas Batts and Marie France Arcilla who we see throughout the episode in guest roles. Not only were there 3 Filipino actors on set, the episode was also spearheaded by Filipina director Heather Jack.

Here's the episode's synopsis: Neil can't wait to show off his deal-making skills with the visiting mayors of L.A.'s sister cities, but chaos ensues when he mistakes a group of film extras for the real mayors.

Check out the behind the scenes of this fun episode.

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Bernadette hangs out with Ted Danson and cast in between filming.

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Director Heather Jack shares it was an insane experience directing a primetime series alongside Fil-Am talents.

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