Teacher’s Entertainment Posts: How “Entertainment Tonight” make Hollywood News Fun and in Good Vibes?

It’s one thing for reporters to ask celebrities about a few sensational tidbits—breakups, pregnancies, maybe some harmless gossip—to drum up interest for a simple promotional story; it’s another when they start asking questions that put the hapless star in a “bad light.”

Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier

Many famous personalities from actor Robert De Niro to pop singer Justin Bieber have had their share of cringe-worthy interviews that they’ve claimed to have made them feel upset. While it’s sometimes unclear why celebrities go on an outburst or walk out of an interview, there have been instances when questions got way too personal or were just plain provocative.

Bad celebrity interviews offer a valuable lesson in prudence: the best questions are perceptive, not intrusive. Let’s take a look at a few awkward moments that stars had to endure due to an interview gone astray:

Nicki Minaj

Hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj shut down an interviewer after the latter suggested that the singer “thrived on drama.” The remark followed the “ghostwriting feud” between co-label Drake and now ex-boyfriend Meek Mill, as well as the growing tension between rappers Lil Wayne and Young Thug.

Minaj was not having it: “What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama?” The furious songstress lashed out calling the interviewer “disrespectful” for “put(ting) down a woman for something that men do” before cutting the session short. The interviewer herself acknowledged her mistake: “Even though I had no intention of putting her down as a small-minded or a silly woman, she was right to call me out.”

Robert Downey Jr.

A promotional interview for the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron went awry for Robert Downey Jr. when questions started plumbing into the superstar’s supposed “dark periods.”

The reporter cited Downey’s past interviews where the actor had opened up about his relationship with his father as well as his former bout with substance abuse. By then Downey looked quite distressed in his seat, but the interviewer went on: “I just wondered whether you think you’re free of all that, or whether that’s still something…”

Downey didn’t let him finish: “I’m sorry, what are we doing?” He ended the interview abruptly then walked out saying, “It’s getting a little Diane Sawyer in here,” much to the reporter’s regret.

Cara Delevingne

A morning show began an interview on a shaky note with British fashion model and rising star Cara Delevingne after introducing her as “Carla”—twice—during a promotional segment for the movie Paper Towns.

The awkward start got worse after one of the anchors asked her if she had been “too busy” to read the book before taking on the role. Delevingne initially responded with a bite of sarcasm: “Uh, no I never read the book, or the script. I kind of winged it,” before saying she did read the book and thought it was amazing.

A second host then asked if she would have found it easier to focus if her schedule wasn’t so hectic. Visibly confused, the actress replied: “No, I don’t know where that comes from,” then saying “I love what I do . . . I’ve wanted to do this since I was young, so it’s not too hard.”

Things soon fell south when the anchors blasted Delevingne’s attitude by saying she looked “more excited” in other interviews and seemed a little “irritated,” eventually suggesting she “go take a little nap, maybe get a Red Bull.” In the actress words, that just went “too far.”

Balancing curiosity with tact

Interviews need not be provocative to spark excitement. Celebrity news like Entertainment Tonight show how this is done by delivering the hottest scoop while maintaining a fun vibe to keep the atmosphere light and the story flowing.

For the latest on the today’s most talked-about celebrities, catch the Entertainment Tonight first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment, Mondays to Fridays at 8:30PM, express from the U.S.

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Teacher’s Entertainment Post: What Makes a Winning Mentor at The X Factor UK?

Success isn’t always solely about talent or hard work. For aspiring singers at The X Factor UK, winning is also a matter of mentorship.

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From left: The X Factor UK Host Dermot O’Leary with Judges Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, and Louis Walsh

As mentors in their respective categories, judges play a huge part in guiding X Factor hopefuls from song selection to performance style—ultimately so contenders can play the game to their strengths and win the crowd.

The UK’s most talked-about talent show has given us judges who’ve not only brought excitement to audiences worldwide for the past 13 seasons, but have also raised contestants to the top of the competition. Here we list down some of the crucial factors that set a winning mentor apart from the rest of the judging panel.

Firm, honest criticism

The truth may hurt, but an X Factor mentor must be willing to evaluate singing performance without watering down facts: vocal weaknesses, poor song choices, lack of originality, and strengths that can be honed and exploited. A little kindheartedness is always appreciated, though it shouldn’t get in the way of good, honest feedback when it’s needed.

An artist by their own right

Being an accomplished performer is an advantage that can give X Factor judges an edge when it comes to mentoring. Whether it’s about singing technique or the choreography, a top-charting artist with plenty of experience on stage and on camera would definitely have much to contribute to creating a performance worthy of a standing ovation.

Years in the music industry

A winning mentor doesn’t always have to be a singer to know what makes or breaks a performance. Years of working with recording artists and entertainers would allow an X Factor judge to build a wealth of knowledge needed to assess talent and help aspirants flourish as performers. A background in music production is definitely a plus.

Unwavering support

In a contest that stirs a lot of nerves, emotional support goes a long way to helping X Factor hopefuls feel confident in their talent as well as the hard work they’ve put in to advance in the competition. Even the slightest encouragement from a mentor can inspire contestants to believe in themselves more and do their best even in the face of an enormous audience.

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This Season 14, who among our judges—Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, and Louis Walsh—will bag the title of “winning mentor” and raise the next biggest artist to the top of the charts? Catch The X Factor Season 14 every Sunday and Monday at 10:30AM with primetime encore at 9:00PM, same day as the UK, first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment.

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Teacher Movie Picks: Jollibee hosts cheesy JoshLia film, “Love You to the Stars and Back”

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia’s latest film “Love You to the Stars and Back” has started showing today in cinemas nationwide. Jollibee celebrates the cheesy opening day by treating hundreds of JoshLia and Cheesy Yumburger fans to an exclusive block screening in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.


The film, written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, is a fresh take on fate, young love, and life.  

Jollibee endorsers Joshua and Julia shared that the cheesy kilig moments in the movie are the best paired with the new and improved Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger, now made cheesier because of its new creamy cheddar cheese melted right on top of the Yumburger’s signature 100% beef patty!

JoshLia_ Cheesy Yum

Enjoy the new JoshLia starrer and the super cheesier, langhap-sarap Cheesy Yumburger, now available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Prices start at 45php.

You will definitely love the movie and the Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger langhap-sarap experience….to the stars and back!

The “Love You to the Stars and Back” is still on showing nationwide and don’t forget to eat your heart out with langhap-sarap Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger on the side. 

Sounds and Performances: Pinoy Talents Who Wowed Simon Cowell at X Factor UK

An X Factor UK judge as uncompromising as Simon Cowell may be very difficult to please, but even the reality television icon will admit that many of the Filipinos who’ve joined his contest are talented beyond doubt.

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No matter where they go, Filipinos leave an indelible mark on the music scene. The X Factor UK has proven this yet again with Filipino contestants who have shown a deep passion for music, as well as undeniable prowess in singing. Here we list down remarkable Filipino acts and how they’ve won audiences worldwide on top of Simon Cowell’s attention.

Ivy Grace Paredes

The X Factor 2016 - London Day 2

Powerhouse Ivy Grace Paredes had mesmerized The X Factor UK judges since her heart-stopping audition. The songstress eventually earned herself a seat in Season 13’s Six Chair Challenge following a deafening standing ovation for her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” before her unexpected withdrawal due to visa issues. In Cowell’s words: “Is it the most original thing we’ve ever heard? No. Is it exciting? Yes! Should you be in a chair? Yes!”

4th Impact

London Auditions Day 6

First introduced as 4th Power, Cercado sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene, and Celina became the most anticipated act of The X Factor Live Tour 2017, despite finishing Season 12 in fifth place. Their secret? To sum up the girls’ polished choreographs and jaw-dropping vocals, Cowell remarked the following after the quartet performed Christina Aguilera’s “Show Me How You Burlesque” for the Six Chair Challenge: “I am thrilled that you’ve chosen this show, this country, to compete in, and I think the British public are going to fall in love with you.”

Seann Miley Moore

London Auditions Day 1

Seann Miley Moore might have been eliminated early on in Season 12, but the Filipino-British talent nevertheless captivated judges and audiences alike with his sultry voice, as well as his fearless sense of style. After Moore sang Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” on his audition, Cowell could only say: “I always, always wanted to find an artist on this show that you can’t compare with anybody else, who’s got originality. And most importantly, you’ve got to remember somebody.”

New and exciting musical acts are coming to TV this September as The X Factor UK returns with Season 14. Catch the season premiere on Sunday, September 3 at 10:30AM with primetime encore at 9:00PM, same day as the UK, first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment.

*** MANDATORY BYLINE TO READ: Syco / Thames / Dymond ***<BR/>.Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell. The X Factor Live Finals - 26 November 2016.<P>.Pictured: Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell.<B>Ref: SPL1400036  261116  </B><BR/>.

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Sounds And Performances: Coca-Cola Colabs with OPM Artists For Coke Studio

OPM Music is indeed one of the music I love to grow up with together with my future children and grand children. Despite of all the international songs out there, nothing beats the stories and the tunes Filipino Music can bring to a lot people; Filipinos and foreigners alike.  Now the sounds of Pinoy music will get a refreshing taste as Coke Studio opens in the country, bringing a fresh experience for the local music industry.

Coke Studio Logo

The first of its kind in the country, Coke Studio is a music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists – bringing together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. Coke Studio is a celebration of the rich diversity in OPM and the central unifying role of music among Filipinos.


“Coke has always been about encouraging personal expression among the younger generation of teens, and what better way to unite them but through a universal language, which is music. This is what Coke Studio is all about. We are making music our tool of choice to connect with teens,” said Stephan Czypionka, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing.

The band behind the song “Torete” and “Sulat,” Moonstar88
Jensen and the Flips
Jensen and the Flips

Coke Studio also serves as a stage that will showcase and highlight the wonderfully surprising new music that comes out from the collaborations between OPM legends and upcoming artists: Noel Cabangon, Curtismith, Moonstar88, Jensen and the Flips, Sandwich, BP Valenzuela, Gabby Alipe and John Dinopol of Urbandub, The Ransom Collective, Abra, Gracenote, singer-composer Ebe Dancel, Autotelic, Franco, and singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan.

The Ransom Collective
The Ransom Collective


Gab and John of Urbandub
Gab and John of Urbandub.

Coke Studio is hosted by OPM powerhouse Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, both from Eraserheads – one of the country’s most iconic rock bands. More than just a TV show, Coke Studio brings the viewer to the real experience – giving a first-hand, front seat view of the collaboration and how each artist bares their soul in the performance.



“As soon as they started playing their instruments, they just forgot about everything else,” said Marasigan on the experience inside the Coke Studio. “And a great artist will really come out with something, will produce something! Some artists may have come unprepared, but once they were in there, they just brought it out.”

BP Valenzuela
BP Valenzuela

But the Coke Studio experience does not stop there. An interactive Coke Studio truck will roam around the country to give university bands an opportunity to perform and interact with the artists.

Ebe Dancel
Ebe Dancel

Coke Studio is also joining some of the biggest fiestas and festivals nationwide with the Coke Canreaoke – an interactive installation loaded with OPM hits for anyone who wants to showcase their singing prowess.

Noel Cabangon
Noel Cabangon

Coca-Cola Philippines recognizes the strong influence of music in the lives of Filipinos – a unifying thread that goes beyond language and dialect, political views and boundaries, and even religion.

Reese Lansangan
Reese Lansangan


With Coke Studio, Coca-Cola Philippines brings a new taste to the sound of Pinoy music. You can check their episodes and performances at their YouTube Channel  or check their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cokestudio for more updates and news.