Lea Salonga, Charice perform 'Defying Gravity'

World-class Filipina artists Lea Salonga and Charice took the "ASAP 18" stage on Sunday with their first-ever collaboration.

Influential British comedian Mel Smith dies

LONDON - British comedian Mel Smith, who became a household name in Britain for a series of television sketch shows in the 1970s and 80s which colleagues said had inspired a generation of comics, has died of a heart attack, his agent said on Saturday.

Bea surprises birthday boy Zanjoe

MANILA -- Bea Alonzo surprised her boyfriend Zanjoe Marrudo during the latter's birthday celebration on 'Banana Split Extra Scoop' on Saturday.

Sarah, Apl in all-out clash over 'Voice PH' 4-chair turner Klarisse

MANILA -- In a show-stopping clash on "The Voice of the Philippines" in its episode aired Saturday, coaches Sarah Geronimo and Allan "apl.de.ap" Pineda made desperate pleas to convince four-chair turner Klarisse de Guzman to join their respective teams.

'Sarah G' shows proof The Voice PH judges change clothes

Banana Split Extra Scoop's Gretchen Fundido interviews 'Sarah G' on the nagging question of whether The Voice Philippines judges change clothes. -- Banana Split Extra Scoop, July 20, 2013

Ex-South Border member joins Team Sarah on 'Voice PH'

Maki Ricafort, a former guitarist of local band South Border, is looking to earn a spot under the limelight. Motivated to join "The Voice of the Philippines" to support his family, the 34-year-old singer said his Blind Auditions bid is also his way of starting a career as a solo artist.

Ex-'Ang TV' star fails to get slot on 'Voice PH'

Nicole Judalena may be familiar to those who grew up watching "Ang TV." Now 22, this singer from Quezon City was one of the kiddie gag show's cast members 12 years ago. She was even part of the Claudine Barretto-Aga Muhlach film "Kailangan Kita" in 2002.

Vice Ganda explains illness

Amid his "sick leave" from his daily noontime show, Vice Ganda made an appearance Friday night at an awarding ceremony where he was named Comedian of the Year.

Coco Martin denies being secretly married

"Juan dela Cruz" star Coco Martin addressed speculations about his supposed civil status, which, tabloid reports claim, is reflected in his passport.

Where Kim Chiu draws strength

Amid challenges in her personal life that end up in the public eye, Kim Chiu said she draws strength from the people who surround her with love, including her on-screen partner, Xian Lim.