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LOOK: Natalie Cole’s last PH performance; Artists mourn over singer’s death

Artists mourn on Saturday as news about the death of 65-year-old Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole spread worldwide. Natalie, daughter of jazz legend Nat “King” Cole, died in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve due to “longstanding health issues, including complications from a kidney transplant.” She has previously toured Asia for a concert series, but was forced to stop performing further due to health problems. Natalie visited the Philippines for The Hitman: David Foster and Friends Asia Tour  last August 18, 2015 with Foster, Charice, Boyz II Men, Ruben Studdard, and X-Factor Philippines’ Mark Mabasa, held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   Charice Pempengco, a good friend of Natalie, took her grief to Instagram on Saturday, saying “Breaks my heart, Natalie. I will always remember you. Always. I am glad to have known you. Thank you for …

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IN PHOTOS: Leren Mae Bautista’s Miss Tourism Queen of the Year Int’l journey

Before 2015 ended, another beauty queen from the Philippines was crowned in an international pageant held in Malaysia during New Year’s Eve. Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific Leren Mae Bautista was recently hailed as Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015, besting more than 50 candidates from around the world on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Putrajaya Marriot Hotel & Spa Grand Ballroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. READ MORE: PH beauty bags another crown before 2015 ends The 22-year-old part-time model from Los Baños, Laguna began her journey in the 2015 Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty contest in August, where she also bagged special awards such as Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Bautista is also a marketing management graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. In competing abroad, Bautista previously mentioned …

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WATCH: Celine Dion covers Adele’s ‘Hello’ during New Year’s Eve show

Joining the list of artists who covered Adele’s Hello in 2015 is Celine Dion, who, during a New Year’s Eve concert held in Las Vegas on December 31, 2015, serenaded her audience with her rendition of the 2015 heartbreaking hit song. Las Vegas concert-goers received a year-end treat as their favorite singer surprised them with a tweaked ballad containing her own messages for the crowd. Dion even admitted that the British singer was one of her favorites. Before singing her own rendition of Hello, the vocal superstar told her audience “So tonight, if I may, I would like Adele to be part of our New Year’s Eve.” The crowd cheered as they thought Adele will be joining Dion on stage, but the singer immediately chimed “Don’t panic, she’s not in the building.” Afterwards, Dion …

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VIRAL: Colombian burns Pia Wurtzbach effigy on New Year’s Eve

The Miss Universe 2015 fiasco continues to spread as a video of a Colombian burning a Pia Wurtzbach and a Steve Harvey dummy on New Year’s Eve has gone viral on Facebook, Saturday, sparking frenzy in the online Filipino community.   COLOMBIAN SINUNOG SI PIAPunyeta talaga tong mga taga Colombia na 'to sinusunog si Pia Wurtzbach! Mga 'di maka move-on! Pwe!!! Posted by Senyora Santibañez on Friday, January 1, 2016   Taken by Noider Almanza Barraza on January 1, 2016, the video depicts the Colombian setting fire to a dummy dressed in blue with a made-up crown, and Philippines sash, alongside Harvey’s dummy dressed in a tuxedo. Photos of the Colombian with the life-sized stuffed dummies were also posted on his Facebook page, baring the face of Wurtzbach and Harvey. The effigies were allegedly burned due to …

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LOOK: Birthday messages for the ‘Pambansang Bae’ Alden Richards

The whole Aldub Nation, Aldenatics, and fans of Alden Richards worldwide are extending the New Year festivities as the "Pambansang Bae" is celebrating his 24th birthday on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Richards, born Richard Faulkerson, Jr. on January 2, 1992 in Laguna, has become a popular name in the showbiz industry in 2015 after being paired with Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, forming noontime show Eat Bulaga’s  Kalyeserye loveteam called "AlDub". As the boy-next-door actor of GMA turns 24, family and fans have flocked to social media sites to greet and give well wishes to their idol, making the hashtag #ALDUBHappyBAEdayALDEN dominate the Philippines Trends on Twitter Saturday morning, with over 2.2 million tweets as of this posting. His father, Richard Faulkerson, Sr. also tweeted with the said hashtag and a simple yet heartwarming …

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