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‘Come Together’ on top as Beatles start streaming

New York – The Beatles are reaching a new audience through streaming and listeners have an early verdict – “Come Together” is their favorite song from the Fab Four. The best-selling band in history on Thursday ended a long boycott and made its catalog available through streaming, the fast-growing sector of on-demand online music. Spotify, the largest streaming service, said that fans in the first three days had streamed Beatles songs 70 million times – which means that on average every user of the site listened to one Beatles song around the Christmas holiday. “Come Together” was well ahead as the most popular song, with more than 2.3 million streams as of early Monday on Spotify. While the company did not offer analysis, the bluesy rock song from 1969 was the opener on “Abbey …

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Thrilling sea adventure

Disney’s “The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history in the US. On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on anything caught in its destructive path, including two 500-foot oil tankers: The SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer. Bound for Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine, respectively, the tankers were both ripped in half, trapping their crews inside. First assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck), the senior officer aboard the Pendleton, quickly realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and encourage them to work together to keep the ship afloat for as long as possible.  Meanwhile, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana), the recently-appointed …

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JaDine proves drawing power in thanksgiving show

The loveteam of James Reid and Nadine Lustre, fondly called JaDine by fans, proved once more its drawing power when they topbilled the thanksgiving concert “Taste Forever Love” held recently. The hottest loveteam made their fans feel the “kilig” of forever love via songs and sweet gestures of affection toward each other. The well-loved tandem made waves through their blockbuster movies starting with “Diary Ng Panget,” followed by “Talk Back And You’re Dead,” and “Para Sa Hopeless Romantic.” They also headline the romantic-comedy TV series “On The Wings Of Love” on ABS-CBN. Among the other talents who performed with JaDine included Sam Concepcion, Tippy dos Santos, The Juans, and Thyro and Yumi. By the way, the concert was presented by Jollibee whose Burger Steak the two stars love. The food item is made …

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Kean Cipriano ties knot with Chynna Ortaleza

Celebrities Kean Cipriano and Chynna Ortaleza publicly disclosed through social media that they are already married to each other. The two of them posted on their respective Instagram accounts the same photo showing their hands, both bearing rings, around the eve of new year, January 1, 2016. Cipriano and Ortaleza used the same text to caption the photo. The quoted the Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, and thanked their families. Ortaleza changed her Instagram account name to "Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano". According to ABS-CBN, quoting PEP.ph, the two were married weeks before 2015 ended. The two are also planning to hold a church wedding in the future, reports said.

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Tributes to the queen

The buzz around Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach goes past the new year with admirers paying tribute to her in one way or another. In the Philippines, an avid fan of the Filipino-German beauty has made a Miss Universe-inspired doll. On his Instagram account, Ian Mendajar posted a photo of the “Pia Doll,” complete with a replica crown. “Hello Universe! Please welcome MISS UNIVERSE DOLL, a doll version of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach wearing an @albertandrada creation (amazing creation) made by me,” said Mendajar. It’s Ian’s fourth Pia Doll. The first one wore a copy of Pia’s evening gown and the next wore what looks like an imitation Albert Andrada-designed Filipiniana which the beauty queen wore at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas pageant. The third doll wore replica of Pia’s outfit …

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