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Charice Pempengco scraps Christmas concert

December 9th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Singer/actress Charice Pempengco has pulled out of a Christmas concert in her native Philippines due to vocal problems.

The former Glee star had been booked to perform as part of the ABS-CBN TV network's annual holiday bash in Quezon City on Tuesday (10Dec13), but the 21 year old took to her blog on Sunday (08Dec13) to reveal that she would no longer be part of the line-up, which includes Filipino Journey singer Arnel Pineda.

She retweeted a post from her manager, Glenn Aldueza, which read: "(Pempengco) can't make it for ABS Xmas special. Dr. advice to rest her voice (sic). Ge...

Charice Pempengco remembers Cory Monteith in moving letter

July 23rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Filipino singer/actress Charice Pempengco has shared her memories of late Glee co-star Cory Monteith, thanking the actor for his "kindness" in marking her birthday during a long day shooting the hit show.

Monteith died in Canada on 13 July (13) after taking a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol, and Pempengco admits her "body felt cold" when she heard news of his passing.

The star, who played exchange student Sunshine Corazon on the series, has now penned an open letter for, detailing her pal's generosity of spirit as they worked together.

Recalling the time she spent her bi...

Charice Pempengco is gay

June 3rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Filipino singer/actress Charice Pempengco has 'come out' as gay.

The star, who shot to international fame with appearances on Glee and Oprah Winfrey's talk show, confirmed she is a lesbian in a TV interview with The Buzz, which aired in her native Philippines over the weekend (02Jun13).

Rumours about her sexual orientation have been swirling ever since the 21 year old debuted an edgier look and was photographed holding hands with another woman.

After her big reveal, Pempengco said, "Now I feel free. I can go out of the house without fear and certain that I'm not stepping on anybody's toe...

Suspect In Death Of Charice Pempengco's Father Surrenders

November 3rd, 2011 12:32pm EDT
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The man suspected of killing Charice Pempengco's father has surrendered himself to police in the Philippines.

The Glee actress' dad Ricky Pempengco was hacked to death at a store in the town of San Pedro on Monday. Cops subsequently launched a manhunt, while Pempengco appealed for help in catching her father's killer.

Construction worker Angel Capili, Jr. turned himself in to officials in the township of General Trias on Thursday and allegedly claimed he had acted in self-defense, according to the Associated Press.

Capili is said to have told reporters, "I had really planned to surren...

'Glee' Star Charice Pempengco's Father Stabbed To Death

November 1st, 2011 8:08am EDT
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A manhunt is underway in the Philippines after Charice Pempengco's father was stabbed to death with an ice pick.

The Glee star's dad Ricky Pempengco, who was estranged from his famous daughter, is said to have been killed after brushing past a drunk man while shopping in a store in the town of San Pedro, Philippines on Monday.

Pempengco was stabbed in the back and chest with an ice pick and died at the scene.

Police officers have now launched a massive search to find the culprit, even offering a reward in return for information, according to the Associated Press.

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