Want to learn more about the richness of the Filipino culture? MYX's newest series, Monster Makeup follows 13 mythical creatures popularized in Philippine folklore and urban legends. Be prepared to look good getting scared as the series banks on engaging storytelling through make-up.
Mysterious and horrific encounters told by make-up influencers as they transform to the featured mythical creature. It's a creative spin on telling stories about Philippine mythical creatures through beauty and art. Dive deep into the stories you've heard as make-up artists take it to the next level.
Catch the first two episodes now!
With a new season of All American, there will also be new characters. In Season 5, viewers meet Gia played by Ashley Argota Torres, an assistant to Keating records who is underestimated by her current job. Layla recognizes her potential during a quick chat about how she finds working at the record label. Ashley Argota Torres may be a guest role in this season as she landed the position as Head of PR under ForMonica Records with Layla.
Gia is an ambitious individual with fresh ideas on how to market artists during this digital generation. She meets Olivia and Patience to talk strategy on how to approach Patience's new album and revamp her image to match the mature new sound. Olivia and Gia get off on the wrong foot because of differences in views, but it's not personal. Patience likes the new direction that her brand can go and agrees with Layla to make her part of the team.
Be sure to watch this season and catch more of Ashley Argota Torres as Gia only on All American.
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The Philippine mythological creature, Kapre is making an international debut on Hulu's horror anthology, Bite Size Halloween. The tree-dwelling giant is featured in the short film, "The Kapre," which is one of the 20 episodes in the spooky series' third season.
Directed by Carlo Ledesma, “The Kapre” stars Tippy Dos Santos and Nico Locco as “two unsuspecting Americans [who] awaken a large and legendary creature while camping in an enchanted Philippine forest.”
“And thanks to an amazing dream team cast and crew, we were able to bring our hundred foot giant to life. So world, meet The Kapre. The Philippine version of Bigfoot. He’s nice once ya get to know him,” he wrote. We look forward to seeing more Philippine mythology and representation on-screen.
Cover Photo Credit: Tippy Dos Santos Instagram
Last season on the Netflix series, Bling Empire viewers saw Dorothy Wang make the move to New York City in search for love. Bling Empire: New York follows another group of wealthy, socialite, and hilarious Asian-American from the Big Apple where real estates is based on address.
The empire expands and is ready for your viewing. This season, there's more parties, fun, and new faces. One of the episodes you'll want to catch is Episode 9 where a Filipino-inspired party is attended by Kane Lim and friends. A familiar face you might recognize is Filipina artist, vlogger, and influencer Heart Evangelista.
Her cameo on the show was first confirmed by Lim himself, "Philippines, you asked for it, you got it! Guess who will be [in] ’Bling Empire’ [season 3]. Tune in tonight!” he earlier said."
The series is produced by Jeff Jenkins Productions with Jenkins, Russell Jay-Staglik, Elise Chung, Lenid Rolov, Ross Weintraub, and Reinout Oerlemans exec producing.
Cover Photo Credit: Heart Evangelista Instagram
If you caught the latest episode of Monarch, then you saw the duet between Ace and Ana played by Inigo Pascual and Emma Milani. They sang an acoustic version of Harry Style's hit, "Watermelon Sugar." The full video isn't out yet, but the Monarch social channels have released a snippet that will leave fans wanting more.
Catch Inigo on the guitar and vocals while we see how well their voices mesh together. We can't wait to see how their characters' relationship grows throughout the season and hope this is the first of many duets.
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The Spider-Man: Homecoming actor reminisces on his early acting days at drama school and walking the streets of New York with friends. Jacob shared he used to walk around Manhattan hoping one day to be on a show like The Tonight Show and now here's here. Jimmy Fallon calls him family and says only good things coming the young actor's way.
While sharing a snippet of his new series, Jimmy asked how his journey has been so far and how he's dealing with being in box-office breaking films. Jacob shared how the Spider-Man cast like Tom Holland and Zendaya are now family as they started the journey together so young. He was even roommates with the web-slinger himself for the first film. We're so excited to see the series and what else is in store for Jacob!
Cover Photo Credit: Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Twitter
Huge congratulations are in order to Fil-Am actor Eugene Coredero as he was upped to a series regular for the Disney+ series, Loki. The timey-wimey series starring Tom Hiddleston, Cordero plays the Time Variance Authority employee "Casey" and is set to reprise his role in Season 2.
The Easter Sunday actor brought some comic relief to the series with his confusion of what a fish is and how he uses the powerful infinity stones as office paperweights. A twist at the end of the season is how another variant of himself is shown as "Hunter K-5E" and not his original TVA character.
Eguene Cordero also stars in Broken Lizard’s TruTV series Tacoma FD with credits also as “Stokez’ in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, NBC’s The Good Place, the Focus Features’ dramedy The High Note, and more! Can't wait to see what twists come in Season 2.
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Singer and songwriter, Jayda can now add actor to her resume as she will be one of the stars of the upcoming Black Sheep series, Teen Clash. The Wattpad title will also star young stars, Markus Paterson and Aljon Mendoza. The trilogy book series is finally being adapted on-screen at iWantTFC following after the success of another Wattpad novel, He's Into Her.
Based on the book by Ilyn Anne Danganan, the school-set “Teen Clash” will feature Paterson as Jude, Avanzado as Zoe, and Mendoza as Ice. All three actors are excited to bring the characters to life.
“I remember having major writer's block while working on my second album when I first got wind of ‘Teen Clash’ then while shooting something different for RISE. We had the chance to read some of the script and it got me so excited to begin the project,” Paterson shared after Monday's announcement.
While Mendoza had been familiar with the source material before he was given the project as he may have borrowed his sister's copy of the books. He tweeted, "...Who would’ve thought? Grateful and so excited for this.”
Jayda is excited for fans to meet Zoe, “...I am pretty nervous but all the more excited for this new adventure that I’m embarking on with Direk Gino Santos, Aljon and Markus to bring life to this story!” There's not many details yet released regarding its premiere, but stay tuned with us for more info coming soon!
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Let the blood, sweat, tears, and fabulousness overflow! Drag Race Philippines is the latest international offshoot spin-off of the original, RuPaul's Drag Race that is now available to stream Stateside on WOW Presents Plus. To kick off this premiere, the streaming network debuted two episodes for fans to enjoy.
The ten-part series is hosted by the multi-awarded Filipino actor, model, and drag artist, Paolo Ballesteros who took the internet by storm by his make up skills and transformation to some of the biggest stars. His co-star is none other than Drag Race alum, Jiggly Caliente who'll be a judge alongside Filipina writer, TV personality, and activist KaladKaren.
Check out the official sneak peek below!
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The multifaceted dancer, Gabe De Guzman takes his skills back onscreen as he was a guest choreographer recently on So You Think You Can Dance All Star. The Fil-Am actor, dancer, musician is helping this season's contestants in making sure they'll be able to perform their best. Another Fil-Am who's also part of this All Star season is season 16 contestant, Bailey Munoz. The two friends tag teamed this week as it became a full circle moment.
This was the first time Gabe presented his work on the show as a choreographer alongside many talented artists. The experience was surreal as he watched the show growing up and to now have a direct impact was something he was grateful for. Gabe stepped into this role and definitely shared with the world his insane talent.
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It looks like more secrets are going to be exposed in this HBO Max reboot of the Freeform series, Pretty Little Liars with another group of teens being haunted by "A" in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. From the creators of Riverdale, you know the series is branching on the side of spooky and mystery. As the new generation also navigates through high school, it's the secrets of their mothers' pasts that they try to understand.
We mentioned before that the series stars 3 Filipinas with Lea Salonga, Malia Pyles and Sharon Leal. Ms. Salonga is casted as a series regular playing "Elodie, Minnie’s (Pyles) mom. A bit overbearing, Elodie works overtime to keep her daughter safe following a trauma that occurred when Minnie was just a little girl." Also part of the cast is one faves, Alex Aiono!
Check out the official trailer and get ready for this next chapter of the Pretty Little Liars saga. Will the girls not only survive high school, but also out run the danger lurking in Millswood.
"Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago...as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars."
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The true crime series from Peacock, A Friend of the Family just shared that Fil-Am and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) actor Ella Jay Basco joins the cast as a recurring role. No details have yet been shared, but the series is based on the true story of the Broberg family. It follows the daughter, Jan (Hendrix Yancey) who was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by Robert “B” Berchtold (Jake Lacy), a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.”
According to Variety, "The Brobergs are devoted to their faith, family and community." Their lives were forever changed when their charismatic neighbor drove their family apart with manipulated tactics, turning their own daughter against them. The limited series will portray how the family survived these events.
Ella Jay Basco has also appeared in episodes of “Veep,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Teachers,” “Superior Donuts” and “Happyland.” Also a musician, one of her most recent tracks, “Bubble Tea” came from the EP “Middle School.”
Cover Photo Credit: Ella Jay Basco Instagram