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5 biopics bringing history to the big screen this fall

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A feminist plays tennis with a misogynist, a vice-president takes over in the wake of the assassination of JFK, an inventor and an engineer battle to electrify the United States, a showman resorts to fakery to draw a crowd to his circus, and a father makes his son’s teddy bear a household name for decades to come. Sometimes real life stories are more dramatic than fiction: a fact that has not escaped the producers of these biopics to be released this fall. 

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TV host Laura Lehmann takes Miss World PH crown

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Laura Lehmann, a TV host who was once a national softball player, scored a home run on Sunday night, Sept. 3.

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Beautiful animals’ reunite

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Theirs were the heavenly bodies that sparked the 1970s cinema trend, dubbed as the “wet look” craze. Gloria Diaz and Elizabeth Oropesa were handpicked by filmmaker Celso Ad. Castillo to portray rival beauties in the 1974 classic, “Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa.” Or as it is known on IMDb.com: “The Most Beautiful Animal in the World.”

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Queens, together again

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At long last, the certified queens of Philippine movies got to share the same stage again.

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Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America

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ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night, Sept. 10, in Atlantic City.

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Jamie Rivera, 30 years later

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For Jamie Rivera, who’s marking her 30th anniversary in the industry this year, her show biz career lasting for as long as it has is one thing, but making a mark is another.

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World’s deadliest martial art from PH goes to Hollywood

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It used to be a closely-held secret among Filipino families that was passed down through generations. Originally used to repel foreign invaders, the skill was kept hidden among clans for centuries, and it was strictly forbidden to share it with outsiders.

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Pope movie to star Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce

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“City of God” helmer Fernando Meirelles has been selected to direct Anthony Hopkins and “Game of Thrones” star Jonathan Pryce in Netflix’s feature film “The Pope”, centered around two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church.

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PH film wins in women’s fest in Japan

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A Filipino movie won the top plum at a women’s film festival in Japan. Maricel Cabrera-Cariaga’s “Pitong Kabang Palay” bagged the grand prize, the Golden Owl Award, at the 22nd Aichi International Women’s Film Festival, held in Nagoya, last Sept. 10.

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Filipino actors to play young Simba, young Nala in ‘The Lion King’ in Manila

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Six Filipino children will be included in the cast of Disney’s “The Lion King” for the Manila staging in March 2018, which opens the show’s first international tour, associate director Anthony Lyn has confirmed to the Inquirer.

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