18.11.08

Heart Evangelista tops TV Ratings

Heart Evangelista
The Heart Evangelista starrer, Luna Mystika premiered strongly landing at a formidable no. 2 in the coveted Weekdays Primetime programming stakes. The gossip surrounding her may have helped to make some splash and buzz on the newest Kapuso star. Those were one of the most talked about on Philippine Showbiz for the past weeks. Well in any case, here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from the period November 14 to 17 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

November 14 (Friday)

Daytime:

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.7%
2. Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) - 19.9%
3. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17.9%
4. Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 17.6%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
7. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
8. El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
9. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 14%
10. Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%

Primetime:

1. Gagambino (GMA-7) - 32.6%
2. Codename: Asero (GMA-7) - 32.5%
3. Survivor Philippines (GMA-7) - 32.2%
4. La Lola (GMA-7) - 30.8%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.2%
6. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 24.8%
7. Dyosa (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
9. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
10. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 21.9%

November 15 (Saturday)

Daytime:

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.9%
2. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 22.3%
3. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
4. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 19.3%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.3%
6. One True Love: The Making (GMA-7) - 14.6%
7. Startalk (GMA-7) - 11.6%
8. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%
9. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
10. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 8%

Primetime:

1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 30.8%
2. Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 27%
3. Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 26.7%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
5. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 24.1%
6. Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
7. Banana Split (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
8. XXX (ABS-CBN) - 15%
9. Nuts Entertainment (GMA-7) - 12.2%
10. Sine Totoo (GMA-7) - 7.6%

November 16 (Sunday)

Daytime

1. SOP (GMA-7) - 15.3%
2. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 14.3%
3. ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) 14.2%
4. Your Song Present My Only Hope (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
5. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 13.2%
6. Dear Friend (GMA-7) - 12.3%
7. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
8. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%

Primetime:

1. All Star K (GMA-7) - 26.1%
2. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 25.6%
3. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
4. Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 21.3%
5. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.8%
6. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
7. Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 20.2%
8. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 18%
9. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%

November 17 (Monday)

Daytime:

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.5%
2. Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) - 24.4%
3. Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 20.4%
4. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 20.1%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
7. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 13%
8. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 12%
9. La Traicion (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
10. SiS (GMA-7) - 10.6%

Primetime:

1. Gagambino (GMA-7) - 39.3%
2. Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 38.9%
3. La Lola (GMA-7) - 36.3%
4. Survivor Philippines (GMA-7) - 34.2%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.2%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
7. Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) - 24.2%
8. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
9. Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) - 21.7%
10. Dyosa (ABS-CBN) - 20.7%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

26.10.08

Angel Locsin Armpits Commercial

Angel Locsin underarm
Angel Locsin is the newest endorser of Rexona deodorant and in the commercial and print ads for ad campaign, sexy Angel Locsin will show you her silky white underarms courtesy of the leading deodorant brand. The Angel Locsin Rexona ad campaign will not be shown until November yet so consider yourself first in looking at these Angel Locsin underarm photos.
Angel Locsin Armpits
This newest Angel Locsin ad is one of the many commercials/ad campaign she has done over a short period of time among them:

1.Ricky Reyes
2.Posh Colognes
3.Greenwich
4.Coca-Cola
5.Maxi-Peel
6.Globe
7.CD Jeans
8.Century Tuna
9.Petit Monde
10.Animax
11.Johnson Johnson
12.Cream-O
13.Axe
14.Hapee Toothpaste
15.Mcdonalds Ice Coat
16.Rubitussin Liquid Gel
17.Head & Shoulders
18.Eskinol
19.Jag Skinny Jeans
20.Converse Shoes
21.W.L Foods
22.Lotus Ballpen
23.Smart Buddy
24.Belo Medical Group
25.Avon Cosmetics
26.Timex Watches
27.San Mig Coffee 3 in 1
28.Priston Netplay
29.Centrum
30.Calayan
31.Avon Wish of Happiness
32.New Era Head & Shoulders
33.Jag Black
34.Angel Active
35.Magnolia Health Tea
36.Mcdonalds Summer Colors of Love
37.Avon Wish of Love
38.Avon Berry Collections
39.Myra-E Lotions
40.Cathy Valencia Skin Care
41..Folded & Hung Apparels
42.Guess Eyewear
43.Met Tathione
44.Avon Wish of Peace

18.10.08

Zanjoe Marudo in Altar

Zanjoe Marudo
Zanjoe Marudo stars in the Cinema One Originals digital film Altar, now showing at Cine Malaya Film Festival. It can also be considered as Zanjoe Marudo's first leading role in a film, although his film debut is last year's big hit "You've Got Me" with Toni Gonzaga. Altar is a horror-suspense film that Zanjoe Marudo stars with actress Dimples Romana.

"Horror-suspense ito tungkol sa isang boksingero na nag-retiro sa States dahil nakapatay siya ng kalaban niya. Pagbalik niya sa Pilipinas nagtrabaho siya sa isang bahay bilang karpentero at sa bahay may basement na mayroong multo na ang pwede lang makapatay sa demonyo ay isang tao na may malinis na puso na nakagawa na ng kasalanan," Zanjoe said. Translation (hehe): Altar is a suspense-drama-thriller film that tells the story of Anton (Zanjoe Marudo), a professional boxer in the United States who accidentally killed an opponent in the ring.

He returns to the Philippines and finds himself jobless. He is hired as a carpenter by a mysterious foreman named Erning, who assigns him and a man named Lope to renovate a creepy, old house on the border of the city.

They soon discover that the place is haunted by the apparition of a young girl, and that the basement carries a strange wooden altar for an unknown deity. Truly blood-curling events followed one after the other, snowballing into a deeply disturbing and violent climax.

"Dark siya malalim at saka first time ko pa lang makakita at makarinig ng ganyang istorya, so kakaiba," added Zanjoe. Zanjoe Marudo said it was a bit difficult to shoot the film since in real life, he is scared of the unknown, "Wala akong experience na nakakatakot pero matatakutin ako sa mga ganyan, nahirapan ako kasi parang first time kong gagawin. Malakas siyang makakuha ng energy kasi iba ang acting na kailangan dito hindi siya nakakatawa o ma-drama ‘yong takot, kailangang mapaniwala mo ang tao na mayroon talaga."

Altar has been too film festivals abroad. It was screened in the 2008 Vancouver Film Festival in Canada and the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy earlier this year. Altar is directed by Rico Maria Ilarde and has been shot for 8 straight days. Zanjoe hopes that he could win an award for it.

Dennis Trillo Fit in Gagambino


Dennis Trillo stars in Gagambino, as in ala Spiderman. And since it is a superhero role again for him, Dennis Trillo is wearing a skimpy outfit.. But don't get me wrong, the new fantaserye is for kids! But then again, we can't blame other viewers. Added to that fact is that Polo Ravales is also in Gagambino, and what do you expect from the young actor, expect some as well!

Gagambino is from the creative mind of director Carlo J. Caparas. Gagambino is about the unique friendship between an orphan Bino, played by Dennis Trillo and his faithful friend, a giant spider. Bino will use his newfound powers to fight crime and promote peace and order in the city. Prompting the people, because of his spider-like abilities,to call him the superhero, Gagambino.

Gagambino also stars Raymart Santiago, Katrina Halili, Polo Ravales, Nadine Samonte, Isabel Oli, Glaiza de Castro, Glydel Mercado and Jean Garcia. Supporting cast are Leo Martinez, Benjie Paras, Jennica Garcia, Mart Escudero, Jan Manual and Krissa Mae Arrieta with the special participation of Zoren Legaszpi, John Arcilla, and Bernadette Alysson. Gagambino airs over the time slot left off by Dyesebel which is after Codename: Asero every weekdays.

Photo Credits: ThirstyTrooper

11.10.08

Sexbomb Dancer Cheche wins Ballroom Dancing

Sexbomb Dancer Cheche wins an international Ballroom Dancing competition. Watch how and what Ballroom Dancing competition did Sexbomb CheChe won. Cheche is a regular in the Sexbomb Dancers main staple afternoon soap opera, Diasy Siete, every weekdays after Eat Bulaga.

10.10.08

Bugoy Drilon Coming Out Story


Will Bugoy Drilon finally comes out of the closet? Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 First Star Dreamer Bugoy Drilon from Camarines Sur will have his life story featured on ABS-CBN’s longest running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.

The Bugoy Drilon Story will feature Bugoy Drilon's struggle from being a school janitor to reality TV stardom. Mark Bautista plays the role of Bugoy Drilon. And at the end of the hour-long drama anthology, Bugoy Drilon himself will appear personally.

Bugoy Drilon has hinted something revealing about himself will be included in the MMK episode. “Happy po ako pero hindi ko alam kung ano ang magiging reaksyon ng tao at saka pamilya ko,” he said.

Pinoy Dream Academy mentor Monet Silvestre and Bugoy's fellow PDA scholars Hansen Nichols, Liezel Garcia and Chivas Garcia will also appear in the Bugoy bio TV episode.

8.10.08

Judy Ann Santos Box Office Success


Despite the succession of bad publicity and image for Judy Ann Santos, Box Office Success surprisingly smiled to Juday this time. Her latest movie, Mag-ingat Ka sa Kulam, raked in an estimated 40 Million Pesos on its first week. The figure though came from Noel Ferrer, the PR of Regal Films. Mag-ingat ka sa Kulam is also highly acclaimed by the Cinema Evaluation Board giving it an A Rating. It’s the fifth movie and the only horror fantasy movie this year to receive the highest grade of A. Only Caregiver, A Very Special Love, Urduja and another Judy Ann Santos movie and Philippine Entry to the Oscar Awards, Ploning, had been given an A Rating this year.

Mag-ingat Ka Sa Kulam aside from Judy Ann Santos also stars hotties Dennis Trillo and TJ Trinidad! Must see, if only for the cutie TJ Trinidad. Watch the trailer to Mag-ingat Ka Sa Kulam below.

ABS-CBN Animation Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa

Super Inggo
ABS-CBN has just formed a new department called ABS-CBN Animation Department. And it is producing the first animation series on Philippine television called Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa. The animated TV series is expected to be shown not only in the Philippines but internationally too. Lending their voices to the animated tv series Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa are characters in the original Super Inggo fantaserye like Makisig Morales (Budong), Jairus Aquino (Jomar), Kathryn Bernardo (Maya), Joshua Dionisio (Ken), and Andrew Muhlach (Teg.

4.10.08

Laarni Lozada and Bugoy Drilon - Asian Star Entertainment Awardees

Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 Grand Star Dreamer Laarni Lozada and 1st Runner Up, Bugoy Drilon will receive on October 4, a recognition from the Asian Star Entertainment Awards as the Most Promising Female and Male Performers of 2008 respectively. The Asian Star Entertainment Awards ceremony will be held at the Mandarin Suites in Gateway Mall. “Sobrang proud po ako. Salamat po talaga sa pagtitiwala. Excited na ako. Pag-iigihan ko talaga. Ibibigay ko ang best ko para mapasaya ang mga tao,” Laarni said.

Laarni Lozada recently signed a one-year recording deal with Star Records as part of her prize for winning as Grand Star Dreamer in PDA 2. Laarni Lozada looks forward to performing songs from various genres to prove her musical versatility. “Belter, classical singer, OPM, opera, iba’t iba pa. Hangga’t maaari gusto ko pong maging versatile singer. Doon po ako nakilala ng mga tao. Kahit ano po okay lang sa akin. Gusto ko pong ipakita sa mga fans ko ‘yung versatility ko.” Incidentally, Laarni’s debut single is “Manalig Ka” and is enjoying good airplay on local AM and FM stations.

Laarni Lozada is the first PDA scholar from PDA Season 2 to get a record deal but she is not affected with the comparison with Bugoy Drilon. “Normal lang po ‘yun, meron siyang sariling fans, ‘yung relationship namin sa loob (ng academy) hindi matatawaran. Kahit anong intriga or pagsubok ang pagdaanan namin okay pa rin ‘yung friendship namin, lahat kaming scholars.”

Laarni Lozada is also being compared to PDA Season 1 Grand Star Dreamer, Yeng Constantino. Yeng Constantino has two hit albums under herbelt so far after winning the First Season of PDA. But Laarni Lozada is also unfazed, she said, “Normal lang po ‘yun (na i-compare kami) kasi siya ang Season 1 Grand Star Dreamer. Pero kasi iba po si Yeng, iba po ako. Iba po ‘yung goal ko as a singer. Nasa akin na po kung magiging successful ako. ‘Yung mga opportunities na naibibigay sa akin iniingatan ko talaga. Blessing ito kaya dapat pagtrabahuan ko ng maiigi.”

30.9.08

Janina San Miguel withdraw from Miss World

Janina San Miguel, the Philippines bet to the 2008 Miss World Beauty Pageant has withdrawn from the Miss World competition and she cited personal reasons. Janina San Miguel is to be replaced by Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner Up, Danielle Castano.

Janina San Miguel became the subject of ridicule when she won as Bb. Pilipinas - World (Miss Philippines World), eventhough her answer in the Q and A portion of the Bb. Pilipinas Pageant was not well received as she spoked in Carabao English.

Here is a transcript and a recap of what Janina San Miguel has answered in the Bb. Pilipinas Pageant Night Q and A Portion:

Paolo Bediones (Host): Janina, how are you?
Janina San Miguel: I'm fine.
Paolo Bediones: Alright, so you won two of the major awards - Best in Long Gown, Best in Swimsuit, do you feel any pressure right now?
Janina San Miguel: No, I don't feel any pressure right now.
Paolo Bediones: Confident! Alright! Please choose a name of the judge.
Paolo Bediones: We have Miss Vivienne Tan.
Vivienne Tan: Good Evening.
Janina San Miguel: Good Evening.
Vivienne Tan: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilinas?
Janina San Miguel: Well, my family's role for me is so important b'coz there was the wa- they're, they was the one who's... very... Hahahaha... Oh I'm so sorry, Ahhmm... My pamily... My family... Oh my god... I'm...
(Paolo Bediones: Pwede ka magtagalog,ok lang) Ok, I'm so sorry... I... I told you that I'm so confident... Eto, Ahhmm, Wait... Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever b'coz I'm only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the taf 10. Hmmm, so... but I said dot my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you.

27.9.08

Upcoming GMA Kapuso Shows

The GMA Kapuso Network announced their upcoming beefed up programming via a presscon that involved their GMA-7 Power Women executives like, GMA SVP for Entertainment Wilma Galvante, Marivin Arayata, Butch Raquel, Lilybeth Rasonable and Darling de Jesus. What was exciting in the announcement are the future projects of GMA Kapuso Network. These are their future projects:

* On February 2009, Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera will star in the TV adaptation of the 1980 drama, Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang, which starred Vivian Velez and the late Eddie Rodriguez.

* Richard Gutierrez will don the mask of Zorro as his next project after Codename: Asero. And Full Haus is also in the lineup for Richard with a yet to be announced leading lady. Full Haus would have been a Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera vehicle but they may face conflicting schedules, but GMA is still considering them for the project subject to the two stars availability. Captain Barbell Meets Darna, is also in the lineup but it was not announced who will play Captain Barbell and Darna.

* The TV adaptation of Totoy Bato, which starred Fernando Poe, Jr. In the new version, the title role will be portrayed by action superstar Robin Padilla with possibly boxing champ Manny Pacquiao in the cast. Robin’s leading lady is Regine Velasquez.

* Koreanovela remake of All About Eve. A story of two rival journalists, All About Eve will star Sunshine Dizon and Iza Calzado, who have worked together before in Impostora.

* Coffee Prince is also another Koreanovela that GMA will do but the stars who will play the title roles are yet to be chosen.


These are the upcoming GMA Kapuso shows:

PRIMETIME TELEBABAD SHOWS:

La Lola - A hit comedy series that originated in Argentina. This Rhian Ramos-JC de Vera starrer will premiere on October 13 replacing Regine Velasquez’s Ako Si Kim Samsoon.

Gagambino - Another Carlo Caparas classic featuring Dennis Trillo in the title role. It will premiere on October 20 replacing Dyesebel starring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.

Luna Mystica - Mark Anthony Fernandez and Heart Evangelista will team up for the first time in this romance-fantasy series. This is scheduled to premiere on November 17 and will replace Richard Gutierrez’s Codename: Asero, in which Heart is also the leading lady.

DRAMARAMA SA HAPON:

Saan Darating Ang Umaga - Based on a 1983 Viva films movie directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, the TV version will star Lani Mercado in the role of Nida Blanca and Yasmien Kurdi playing the role originally portrayed by Maricel Soriano. It will replace Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan in mid-November.

GAME SHOWS:

Family Feud - One of the longest-running game shows around the world. The game show’s return to the Philippines will be hosted by Richard Gomez. This will premiere on October 13. Family Feud will occupy the timeslot of Arnell Ignacio’s Gobingo.

Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? - This Janno Gibbs’s educational game show will be back for its second season on November 15. It will take over the timeslot of Celebrity Duets, which will have its finals on November 8.

My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad - A franchise of the reality TV sports show created by Survivor’s Mark Burnett. In this show, a number of dads will be paired with their kids and they will compete in each episode playing stunts and answering questions. GMA-7 is still on the lookout for the show’s host, but it is already set to premiere on November 23 after the second season of Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok ends.

Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson MMFF Entry

Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson
Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson otherwise known as KIMERALD, is set to star in Regal’s 10th installment of Shake, Rattle and Roll called Shake, Rattle and Roll X. Kimerald is in the episode called, “Class Picture.” It will be an entry, as usual, in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in December.

The other two episodes are 'Nieves: The Encanto Slayer' starring veteran comedienne Eugene Domingo, James Blanco, Marco Alcaraz, and Jennica Garcia. And 'Emergency' starring JC de Vera, Wendell Ramos, Roxanne Guinoo, and the very much pregnant Mylene Dizon.

Mother Lily Monteverde, the Regal matriarch, is ecstatic of the cooperation and lending of stars by ABS-CBN to Regal Films.

26.9.08

Star Magic Catalog

Star Magic Catalogue
The 2009 Star Magic Catalog showcases beauty and fashion shots of Star Magic artists like Piolo Pascual, Claudine Barretto, Shaina Magdayao, Diether Ocampo, Anne Curtis, Jake Cuenca, Matt Evans, Melissa Ricks, Kimerald, the PBB Teens and many others..

This Sunday, September 28, two simultaneous events in celebration of the launch of the 2009 Star Magic Catalog will be held. One is a private formal gala at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Lobby and the other one is open to the public, which means you get to see and meet your favorite Star Magic stars! It will be held at the SM Megamall. The catalog will be available for sale on that day for only P130.00 and so with this affordable price, be among the first 250 buyers so you get a chance to meet and have your Star Magic Catalogue signed by your favorite Star Magic talent. In the SM Megamall launch, Blow-up photos of Star Magic artists shall be on display and there will also be games and raffles.

Last year's Star Magic Catalogue launch was also a star-studded affair that was also a two-event affair, with the one in the TriNoMa Mall as the public affair while the private gala was at the 9501 Restaurant, ELJ Building, ABS-CBN compound.

20.9.08

Sharon Cuneta Chronicles

Sharon Cuneta
ABS-CBN will air a two-hour documentary special, more like a Sharon Cuneta Chronicles really, called Mega Tatlong Dekada. Mega Tatlong Dekada will chronicle Megastar Sharon Cuneta's life and how it shaped her own persona and those around her and most especially her impact on the Filipino people, being on top of her career consistently from her very first single to her very first movie which became blockbusters when she was just a teenager up to the present when her recent movie, Caregiver was the third biggest earning movie of 2008. Incidentally, one of the movies that broke Caregiver's box-office record is the one which starred the Megastar's daughter KC Concepcion.

“Mega Tatlong Dekada” will be shown on September 21, Sunday at 8:45 PM on ABS-CBN.

50 Cent in Manila

50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent will do a concert in Manila at the PSC Multipurpose Arena (formerly ULTRA) on October 3, 2008. The 50 Cent concert is dubbed as "50 Cent Live In Manila." Tickets to the 50 Cent in Manila concert are at 8,240 pesos; 5,150; 4,120; 3,605; 2,060; 1,545; 824; and 515 pesos, wow at all the hiphop fans who will be able to afford the front seats. For more info you may want to call TicketWorld at (02) 891-9999.

50 Cent recently released his third album Curtis, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Charts, selling 691,000 units in its first week, behind Kanye West's Graduation, whom he had a sales competition with, as both albums were released on the same day. On September 10, 2008, 50 Cent confirmed TRL that his fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct, will be "done and released in November".

19.9.08

Sarah Geronimo and Howie D duet in I'll Be There


Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo and Backstreet Boys member Howie D (Howie Dorough) duet is called "I'll Be There" and is included in Sarah Geronimo's latest CD called Just Me. Just Me is now out in all local music stores for only Php250. Howie D will be in Manila with a special appearance on the album's promotional tour at the Mall Of Asia on September 28.

Sarah Geronimo fans, it's time once again to promote your idol's singing career where it all started. Help promote Sarah Geronimo and Howie D's new single I'll Be There by text voting in the MYX Daily Top 10 and the various FM stations in the Philippines and vote to make it to number 1 song and to be the most requested song for weeks.

On MYX music channel, just type in MYX VOTE I'LL BE THERE then send it to 2366, remember, each texter's SIM card number is only allowed 9 times to vote, per day.

Vote thru Radio Stations:

Loveradio 4k title of song & send to 2299
4Lifesong title & send to 2366
iFM - iFM REQUEST title send to 2299
Homeradio - HOME title send to 2333
Yesfm - YESFM REQUEST title send to 2299
Star - KMSTAR title send to 29765
Energy - ENERGY title send to 2299

TO VOTE/REQUEST THROUGH PHONE

WRR(101.9) - 924-2684/415-1111
Loveradio(90.7) - 832-6171
iFM(93.9) - 671-5622
Homeradio (97.9) - 633-9183
Yes FM(101.1) - 832-6162
Star (102.7) - 552-0392
Energy (91.5) - 928-4085

And of course, buy the album!

13.9.08

Judy Ann Santos Mag-ingat Ka Sa Kulam

Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos film, “Mag-ingat Ka Sa…Kulam” is Regal Film's featured film in celebration of its 48th Anniversary. “Mag-ingat Ka Sa…Kulam” is a horror flick and is about a married woman played by Judy Ann Santos who starts behaving unpredictably as she recovers from a car accident. It also stars Dennis Trillo, TJ Trinidad, Mart Escudero, Kris Bernal, and Sharlene San Pedro. The film is written and directed by Jun Lana and opens October 1 in theaters nationwide. Regal matriarch Mother Lily, Producer/Owner of Regal Films, actually made a hasty decision to make “Mag-ingat Ka Sa…Kulam” its 48th Anniversary presentation believing in the bankability of Judy Ann Santos giving it only two weeks for promotions before it is shown.

One of the twist in the movie's promo is that Judy Ann Santos has been allegedly duped by ABS-CBN into signing a voucher that says 6 Million Pesos as her talent fee for the controversial Meralco infomercials when she was just actually paid 4 Million Pesos. Okay, no wonder she did the infomercials, 4 Million is 4 Million.

9.9.08

PDA2 Scholars Sing Cayabyab

Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 Headmaster Ryan Cayabyab and the Top 10 PDA2 scholars have released an album entitled “Pinoy Dream Academy Season Two Scholars Sing Cayabyab” under Star Records. It also includes PDA2 theme, Yeng Constantino's Awit ng Pangarap.

Pinoy Dream Academy Season Two Scholars Sing Cayabyab Track List:

Awit ng Pangarap - Yeng Constantino
Paano na Kaya? - Bugoy Bogayan
Ganun Ba? - Inaki Ting
Another Goodbye Song - Van Pojas
Manalig Ka - Laarni Losala
I’d Rather - Liezel Garcia
Hero - Miguel Mendoza
Bakit Ganyan? - Cris Pastor
Narito Lang Ako - Bunny Malunda
Wala Kang Katulad - Apple Abarquez
Limang-Dipang Tao - Sen Nichols

Beyonce Five Million Dollar Engagement Ring


Beyonce showed off her $5,000,000 dollar engagement ring at Fashion Rocks in New York City. The five million dollar engagement ring that Beyonce was sporting was an 18 carat flawless diamond by Lorraine Schwartz. Of course the five million dollar ring was given to Beyonce by then fiancee Jay Z. Jay Z and Beyonce secretly wed last April.

6.9.08

Charice Pempengco on Oprah again

Singing wonder Charice Pempengco will be on Oprah in an hour long feature story about her. This will be Charice Pempengco's second time to have a guest appearance on Oprah. The first time she performed was just a segment of about her because the show was about kids with great talent and abilities. Reportedly, this time Charice Pempengco's appearance will be a special all about her! Amazing! Watch the tv plug about Charice Pempengco's guest appearance on Oprah below:

Derek Ramsay Abs Photos

Derek Ramsay
Derek Ramsay abs is firm! wala lang, LOL..I am just surprised that there seems to be a back to back shirt less Derek Ramsay in magazines out with the month of September. Considering that Derek Ramsay does not have a new television project yet. Anyway, those Derek Ramsey magazine covers/photoshoots will do. Derek Ramsay is in the cover of Cosmo Men and Men's Health September 2008 issues. Check out photos of Derek Ramsay in the Cosmo Hot Hunks Centerfold 2008 and in the cover of Men's Health magazine.
Derek Ramsay

ABS-CBN Closing In On GMA7

ABS-CBN is closing in on the TV ratings game with GMA-7 in the Mega Manila Area and surrounding areas. In the latest ratings released by AGB Nielsen for the Mega Manila area, several ABS-CBN programs figured prominently in the top ten. Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 shows from September 2 to 4 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

September 2 (Tuesday)

Non-Primetime:

SiS (GMA-7) 11.2%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 6.8%

Marimar (GMA-7) 17.5%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 15%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 23.2%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 16.7%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 20.4%; Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) 13%

Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) 21.5%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 15.1%

Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) 21.8%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 10.1%



Primetime:

Gobingo (GMA-7) 16.4%; Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 14.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 33.3%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 22.2%

Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 35.5%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 28.4%

Dyesebel (GMA-7) 40.1%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 26.6%; Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) 25.4%

Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) 31.8%; My Girl (ABS-CBN) 22.7%;

My Husband's Wife (GMA-7) 20.4%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 22.6%

World Records (GMA-7) 14.5%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.9%; Saksi (GMA-7) 9.3%



September 3 (Wednesday)

Non-Primetime:

SiS (GMA-7) 13.5%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 7.7%

Marimar (GMA-7) 22.1%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 16.5%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 24.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 18.2%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 17.5%; Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) 13.4%

Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) 18.5%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 16.6%

Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) 20.2%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 10.5%



Primetime:

Gobingo (GMA-7) 16.5%; Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 13.8%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 32.3%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 24.1%

Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 33.7%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 27.3%

Dyesebel (GMA-7) 39.9%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 27.8%

Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) 31.1%; Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) 26.5%; My Girl (ABS-CBN) 28.7%;

My Husband's Wife (GMA-7) 22.1%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 21.8%

Masquerade (GMA-7) 17.5%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 9.8%; Saksi (GMA-7) 10.1%



September 4 (Thursday)

Non-Primetime:

SiS (GMA-7) 10%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 9.3%

Marimar (GMA-7) 17.8%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 16.4%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 23.6%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19.2%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 20.4%; Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) 15.4%

Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) 19.5%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 17%

Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) 17.7%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 10.2%



Primetime:

Gobingo (GMA-7) 13.2%; Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 16.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 29.8%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 26.1%

Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 36.5%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 30.1%

Dyesebel (GMA-7) 41.4%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 27%; Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) 26.6%

Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) 32.2%; My Girl (ABS-CBN) 26.5%;

My Husband's Wife (GMA-7) 23.6%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 19.6%

Obra (GMA-7) 19.1%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 9.5%; Saksi (GMA-7) 9.9%

2.9.08

Piolo Pascual Down Under

Piolo Pascual
Oops, prepared to be dissapointed if you are looking forward to opening this post and thinking of Piolo Pascual 's 'down under," LOL, what Piolo Pascual is excited about is his upcoming movie with Angel Locsin entitled “Land Down Under.” Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin will be shooting in Bukidnon and in Darwin, Australia for the movie, that's why it is called Land Down Under, Bukidnon being down under in the Southern Philippines and of course the other moniker for Australia is Down Under. The Lobo couple are cowgirls and cowboys in the movie. And since this is about cowboys and cowgirls, expect hot outfits from the two sexy actors.

Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin are now training for horseback-riding under Olympian Vic Barba and actress-equestrienne and Asian Games Gold Medalist Mikee Cojuangco at the Manila Polo Club. (shushal!)

Land Down Under is under the helm of Direk Rory Quintos. Meanwhile, don't you know that papa Piolo Pascual has a coffee table book entitled "Piolo: Believing" that showcases his career highlights and is actually already out! Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN.

29.8.08

Zorayda Sanchez succumbs to breast cancer

Popular 80's comedienne Zorayda Sanchez succumbed to breast cancer yesterday at age 58. I was actually surprised that Zorayda Sanchez is already 58. She was also a broadsheet columnist for the Manila Bulletin and a television and film scriptwriter.

Reportedly, after being diagnosed with breast cancer just last year, Zorayda immediately underwent chemotherapy and other treatment but to no avail, cells already reached her liver, bones, and lungs.

Cosmo Centerfold Hunks


Cosmo mag Philippines has revealed its much awaited 69 Cosmo Hunks and 10 Centerfold Hunks list. And the 10 Centerfold Hunks are Derek Ramsay, Geoff Eigenmann, Bruce Quebral, Ron Morales, Rocky Salumbides, Jon Avila, Akihiro Sato, Macky Escalona, Paolo Contis and Billy Crawford. As the name implies, these 10 hunks will be on the September issue of Cosmo Philippines in their annual centerfold issue where sexy hunks from showbiz, modeling and sports world are featured in the buff.

These is a developing story, so check back soon from the Cosmo Philippines September issue when it is released.

27.8.08

Kahit Isang Saglit Trailer


Kahit Isang Saglit will soon air in a television near you. Kahit Isang Saglit stars Jericho Rosales and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo. Kahit Isang Saglit is an international co-production venture between ABS-CBN and a Malaysian company. Watch the trailer of Kahit Isang Saglit below:

Aiza Seguerra Number One in Singapore

Aiza Seguerra is now an international jazz artists and her debut international album is now available in most of Asia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan. The album is also out now in the Philippines through Star Records. Her international debut album is entitled "Open Arms." "Open Arms" is produced by an international music firm S2S from Singapore and was first released there. "Open Arms" is now number one in Singapore's jazz charts.

Aiza Seguerra in an interview said that although feeling weird, she's really happy now that she's being recognized as an international jazz artist.

"Nakakatuwa ‘yon kahit weird, jazz eh."

Aiza Seguerra said she only had 17 days to record the 10-track album, which features revivals of old hits such as "Open Arms," "Time After Time," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "At last," "Vincent," "Smooth Operator," "Home," "Journey," and "Longer."

"Home" is the carrier single of her album in the Philippines but Aiza says she really likes the songs "Vincent," "Open Arms" and "Journey."

25.8.08

Betty La Fea Fever

Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz
I love Betty La Fea is in fever pitch promotion and the promo so far is a good strategy by tempting the viewing public bit by bit with small info about the show. In The Buzz, viewers held their breath as John Lloyd Cruz was announced to play the role of Armando. Actually, even the announcement of who will play Betty La Fea was also a guessing game and the role almost even caused Regine Velasquez to go Kapamilya if not for a better offer. The Betty La Fea role was eventually won by Bea Alonzo.

I Love Betty La Fea also stars Ruffa Gutierrez, Vhong Navarro, Ronaldo Valdez, Sam Concepcion, Sheryn Regis, newest Kapamilya Alessandra de Rossi, and Ms. Ai-Ai Delas Alas in a special participation. It is showing soon on ABS-CBN as a replacement for My Girl.

23.8.08

Eraserheads Reunion Concert Cancelled

The Eraserheads Reunion Concert has been canceled by Marlboro because the Department Of Health refused to issue a permit. Marlboro, the cigarette maker, is the sponsor of the event and reportedly each Eraserheads band member were paid 1 million pesos for the concert. In my opinion, the intentions of the Eraserheads Reunion Concert are good, to have their countless fans enjoy them perform live together, again in one concert. After all, alot of Pinoys grew up to their songs.

But, and is the major boo boo is why on earth did any of the brains behind the reunion concert let it be sponsored by a cigarette manufacturer. It could have easily gotten all the major (wholesome) companies to sponsor the event. If they are after the money, with all the buzz and hoopla about their reunion concert, do you think any company in the Philippines would not consider a sponsorship?! They would jump at the chance anytime! And the DOH is right about this one, there is a law against such a sponsorship by a company who sells alcohol or cigarettes. period. walang comma!

Plus, at their ages now, the former Eraserheads members should know better. And lest they deny that Marlboro sponsored the event and was not open to the public. Anyone can register for the event on their website provided they show proof they are 18. That was the only requirement.

22.8.08

Sarah Geronimo VS Rachelle Ann Go VS Kyla

There was an article in Pep recently about Rachelle Ann Go also wanting to do acting after Sarah Geronimo's successful debut in the movies with A Very Special Love. She was also asked if she felt a little jealous about Sarah Geronimo since they are basically rivals in the singing department. In some concerts, Rachelle Ann Go has been reported to have mocked Sarah's singing style. So let's check out their singing prowess of late here. Check out Rachelle Anne Go belt out Mariah Carey's Butterfly below and Sarah Geronimo singing Healing.





But sabi ng iba, Kyla sings better than them all daw, check this out!

Jericho Rosales and Briana Evigan | I Love You Virus

Jericho Rosales and Briana Evigan
As you all know, Jericho Rosales and Hollywood up and coming star Briana Evigan is starring in the movie, I Love You Virus, story revolves around that computer malware that gripped the world in the 90's spread by a Filipino. And Jericho Rosales ex-girlfriend, Heart Evangelista even suspected an affair between the two. But the question now is what happened to that movie? When will it be shown? Someone sent me this pic on the set of the movie, apparently the movie was mostly shot in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Jericho Rosales has been tapped to play Anne Curtis leading man in the Viva Films official entry to the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), Baler. This is probably the reason why Anne Curtis and rumored boyfriend Sam Milby had a "lovers quarrel" in a public event recently. You see, Sam Milby was very vocal in the past that he wants to star in a film like this na mala-indie film.

This will be Jericho Rosales purely Filipino project of late after that Hollywood film with Briana Evigan and an upcoming TV Series with Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

20.8.08

David Chua and Regine Angeles of My Girl

David Chua and Regine Angeles are Jeffrey and Sheila in My Girl. David Chua is actually a looker! and could even give Gerald Anderson a run for his own money. In fact, some of my teenage cousins are head over heels over him. It's a pity he is being relegated to supporting roles. David Chua is Filipino Chinese and is 19 years old and a UST Fine Arts student before starring in My Girl.

David Chua, Regine Angeles
David Chua, Regine Angeles

Anyway, the pair of David Chua and Regine Angeles or Jeffrey and Sheila is a scene staeler in My Girl and their talents have really shone in the show. They also look good together on or off cam. Just check out these photos. Unfortunately, the cast had a final taping day last week for their hit television series “My Girl.” But don't fret or be sad about it. ABS-CBN has lined up a new series for most of the same cast of My Girl like Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Regine Angeles, David Chua and Nina Jose. The new show will be shown every Sunday before The Buzz. The show is yet untitled.

19.8.08

Sam Milby and Anne Curtis Lovers Quarrel

Anne Curtis
In their guesting for the 3rd anniversary of Wow! Ang Showbiz!, Ogie Diaz daily radio show in DZXL from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Could it be that Sam Milby and Anne Curtis had a "Lovers Quarrel?" Anne Curtis and Sam Milby was guest when the radio show was held in SM North Entertainment Center, August 17. The rumored sweethearts Sam Milby and Anne Curtis had the cold shoulder treatment of each other.

The dressing rooms in the backstage of SM North were a witness to their 'dedmahan.' Anne Curtis and Sam Milby arrived separately and each directly went to their respective dressing rooms. Anne Curtis arrived first and then Sam Milby a little later.

When Sam Milby arrived, he knows that Anne Curtis is in the adjoining room and he even saw Anne. He just ignored Anne and then stayed in his dressing room, coming out of it only when it was his time to go to the stage for the guesting. They were on separate segments. They also left separately.

Mukhang may "LQ" or lovers quarrel daw sina Anne at Sam, all kibitzers could only agree.

16.8.08

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera Birthday Concert irks Annabelle Rama

The Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera double birthday concert is to be held on August 27 at the Araneta Coliseum. This date is also the first showing day of For The First Time, the first movie of KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez, son of Annabelle Rama. So, all hell breaks loose when Annabelle Rama learned that the Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera double birthday concert is to be held on that date. Annabelle Rama sarcastically said that, "Hindi ako papatol sa mga isyu na ‘yan. Luma na ‘yan. Tapos na yung mga birthdays nila (Dingdong and Marian), ang tagal-tagal na. Sinasadya talaga at pinagplanuhan."

Annabelle Rama

Annabelle Rama could not also contain herself when asked if she is mad at the GMA Kapuso Network for the scheduling.

"Wala, okey lang sa akin yun. Natutuwa ako sa kanila, tuwang-tuwa ako. Natutuwa ako sa ginawa ninyo, hindi ko alam kung bakit ninyo ginawa ‘yan pero okey lang sa akin. Wala tayong magagawa kasi nandiyan na ‘yan. Maraming salamat sa lahat."

"Tsaka sa akin ang importante ay yung dalawa (Richard and KC), nagtatrabaho sila, tinatapos nila yung pelikula nila at maganda yung movie. Sinisigurado ko yun, lahat ng tao manonood nito. Kasi unang-una, bagong chemistry, first time nila nagsama. Magandang-maganda yung pelikula kaya lahat talaga magugustuhan nila ito."

Annabelle Rama left a message to fans of the KChard Loveteam:

"Sa mga fans nila KC at Richard, sana suportahan nila yung For The First Time kasi napakaganda ng pelikulang ito. At ‘pag napanood na nila, puwede nilang ulit-ulitin kasi napakaganda."

14.8.08

Angel Locsin covers Preview Magazine

Angel Locsin covers Preview Magazine fashion shoot. Angel Locsin looked like a high fashion beauty in the August 2008 issue of Preview Magazine. Popular Tokyo, Japan-based fashion blogger/editor Martin Webb wrote in the chic blog, Tokyo Numero, about her recent "Philippine Fabulousness" visit, referring to Angel Locsin.

Kim Chiu Anorexic Beauty

For once, i agree with Pete Ampoloquio's commentary about Kim Chiu but only on the skinny part. Kim Chiu still looks good, although if you take a look at the photo below, and takes a closer look at her arms and shoulder, Kim Chiu looks like an anorexic beauty. She should gain a little more weight. It's not like that when she was in the PBB Teen Edition house. Pete-Tik this time is in a really constructive criticism mode which could help Kim Chiu in the long run beauty-wise and most importantly, health-wise. In the commentary he said that Kim Chiu looks very thin like a person afflicted with tuberculosis and compared to more voluptous actresses Shaina Magdayao and Maja Salvador, Kim Chiu looks very frail and sickly. He also wonders why, to think that Kim Chiu is one of the highest paid young actresses today, if not THE highest paid young actress what with a hit primetime show and concerts, that she can eat whatever she wants to eat and buy whatever she wants to buy. And Kim Chiu does not seem to have a personal problem and not certainly when she is on top in Philippine Showbiz and to have a problem with that. Anyway, here's what Pete had to say:

Kim Chiu

PARANG MAY TB SI KIM CHIU!

What’s happening with Kim Chiu these days?

Sa totoo, parang afflicted na siya with pulmonary tuberculosis dahil sa kanyang anorexic look these days.

I don’t know what she’s going through or what she’s up to, but there is something very wrong with her health of late.

Dati naman, napakaganda ng katawan niya nu’ng time na nasa loob pa siya ng bahay ni Kuya. Pero nito ngang lumabas na siya, bigla na lang siyang nangayayat gauung wala naman dapat siyang problema.

Sa ASAP tuwing Linggo, halatang-halata ang kanyang kapayatan lalo na’t tumatabi siya sa bilugang si Shaina Magdayao o kay Maja Salvador kaya.

In all honesty, ‘di na kagandahan ang kanyang itzu, she looks very frail and sick to me, something should be done about it.

‘Di ba dapat ay nagkalaman na siya dahil bongga na ang kanyang earning capacity and she now can afford to buy everything she hankers for?

E, bakit para na siyang kalansay? Dati naman medyo bilugan at shapely ang kanyang katawan.

Baka naman she’s taking something na hindi hiyang sa kanya.

Hahaha! Period walang comma!

10.8.08

The many Children of Gabby Concepcion

In his self-titled music album, Gabby Concepcion, yes dear you heard it right, Gabby Concepcion has an album too and not just that, Gabby Concepcion will also have a concert at the Music Museum soon, Gabby Concepcion in the "Acknowledgement" portion of the said album all accounted for his children from different women. The "Acknowledgement" said:

Gabby Concepcion

“My talented daughter (KC by Sharon Cuneta) who manages to make me laugh with her one liners; my supportive and thoughtful daughter (Garie by Grace Ibuna) who turns on all the TV at home so my Iisa Pa Lamang teleserye gets high ratings; my lovely daughter (Chloie by Jenny Syquia) who I miss so dearly; my youngest daughter (Samantha Alexis by current wife Genevieve) who makes me forget all my aches and pains after a long day’s work.”

The carrier single of the Gabby Concepcion album is "Iisa Pa Lamang." Iisa Pa Lamang the single, also has a music video. Iisa Pa Lamang is also the comeback primetime TV series where Gabby Concepcion also stars.

Gabby Concepcion Track Listing:

1. Iisa Pa Lamang

2. Nakapagtataka

3. When I Met You

4. Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga

5. Come What May (feat. Nina)

6. Ako Pa Ba?

7. Just Once

8. Give Me A Chance

9. Kung Kailangan Mo Ako

10. Hanggang

11. Please Forgive Me

12. Manila- Awitin Mo...Isasayaw Ko

And yeah, Gabby Concepcion will be having a two-night major concert at the Music Museum on August 15 & 16.

Pinoy Idol Finale

Pinoy Idol will be holding their finale next Saturday and Sunday, August 16 (Saturday) will be the Final Performance Night while August 17(Sunday) is D-Day, the announcement of the very first Pinoy Idol. Jayann Bautista, Gretchen Espina, and Ram Chaves are the three challengers to the Pinoy Idol title. Cuties Kid Camaya and Daryl Celis were eliminated tonight. It is the first time that an Idol show will not be a two-way fight but a three way fight for the Idol title.

Announced guest performers of the Pinoy Idol Finale Nights are Itchyworms, Cueshe, South Border, Freestyle, Pupil, Callalily, Luke Mijares, Duncan Ramos, Jay R, Jet Pangan, Vernie Varga, Hajji Alejandro, Basil Valdez, and Regine Velasquez.

5.8.08

Philippine delegates to 2008 Beijing Olympics

The Philippines is sending 15 athletes in 9 different disciplines to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The President has upped the stake with a prize of 15 Million Pesos for the first Filipino who will take home the elusive Olympic Gold. The 2008 Beijing Olympics will start this Saturday August 8, 2008 in what is dubbed as China's Coming Out Party being an emerging Economic Power in the world. The good thing is one need not wait in the wee hours of the night or very early morning or whatever time to watch the colorful Opening Ceremonies or any sport spectacle because Beijing's time is also Manila time! hurray!



The 15 Filipino Olympians are:

1. Mark Javier (Archery)
2. Henry Dagmil (Athletics)
3. Maristella Torres (Athletics)
4. Henry Tanamor (Boxing)
5. Miguel Molina (Swimming)
6. James Wlsh (Swimming)
7. Ryan Arabejo (Swimming)
8. Daniel Coakley (Swimming)
9. Christel Simms (Swimming)
10. Rexel Ryan Fabriga (Diving)
11. Sheila Mae Perez (Diving)
12. Tshomlee Go (Taekwondo)
13. Mary Antoinette Rivero (Taekwondo)
14. Eric Ang (Shooting)
15. Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting)

Let's hope and pray that we will get the elusive Olympic Gold this time in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To get to know the Filipino Athletes who are the Philippine Delegates to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, don't forget to watch ABS-CBN tonight in The Correspondents after Bandila.

3.8.08

For The First Time Official Music Video

KC Concepcion sings the theme song "For the First Time" of the movie For The First Time, her first movie. The movie, For The First Time, pairs off KC Concepcion with one of GMA Kapuso's hottest male star Richard Gutierrez. "For the First Time" was shot both in Manila and in Greece and is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. "For the First Time" opens in theaters August 27, 2008.

Watch the "For the First Time" official music video below, directed by Jojo Saguin.

29.7.08

Miley Cyrus does Cyndi Lauper

Miley Cyrus can totally sing, and i mean that. But before you pass judgment on my "excellent musical taste" because you think that only alternative music is cool, think again. I said Miley Cyrus can sing, she has that husky voice, and an actually alternative rock/classic rock feel to it..I do not meant she can sing the Christina Aguilera way. And being just 15, of course, no one expects her to be singing something hardcore, although her scandalous pics are getting pretty hardcore by the minute. I just like it that Miley Cyrus sings things that any one at her age level can totally relate to. And let's leave it at that.

In her recent album release, Breakout, Miley Cyrus unearthed the 80's classic, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Before i listened to it, I was like, This is gonna be a disaster waiting to explode on every little girl’s iPod! But to my surprise the Cyndi Lauper cover is actually good, I love the original too but I like this one a bit better. Amazingly very now. Totally very 2008.

Charlie Green in the Philippines

Charlie Green is in the Philippines. Charlie Green reached the Semifinals in Britain's Got Talent. His father is British and his mother is from Cebu, Philippines. Watch Charlie Green in The Buzz below with Ruffa Gutierrez:




Watch Charlie Green in Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 Uberture with Billy Crawford below:

26.7.08

Anne Curtis Dyosa


Anne Curtis stars in Dyosa. Dyosa is ABS-CBN's newest primetime fantaserye, wherein Anne Curtis will also do a mermaid role, surely to compete with the no. 1 show in GMA, Dyesebel, where Marian Rivera portrays a mermaid. Anne Curtis leading men in Dyosa are Zanjoe Marudo, Sam Milby, and Luis Manzano. Enjoy!

24.7.08

Diether Ocampo still in love with Kristine Hermosa

Kristine Hermosa, Diether Ocampo
In an interview with PEP, Diether Ocampo professes his undying love for Kristine Hermosa by saying he will never marry again unless it is with wife Kristine Hermosa. Kristine Hermosa and Diether Ocampo are still married under the law as their marriage annulment suit is still not yet final. In the interview, Diether also revealed that it was Kristine Hermosa who filed for the marriage annulment and he did not cooperate with the proceedings, wanting to keep his marriage with Kristine Hermosa intact.

Diether Ocampo has been rumored to be dating bombshell Ellen Adarna and rather hush hush, a prominent gay socialite. He stars opposite Gabby Concepcion and Claudine Barretto in the ABS-CBN primetime soap, "Iisa Pa Lamang."

Kristine Hermosa

Below is the excerpts from his Pep interview:

Ano na ang development ng pagpapawalang-bisa ng kasal nila ni Kristine?

"Hindi ko alam. Sila [Kristine] ang nakakaalam ng status noon dahil sila ang petitioner. Ako, hindi naman ako nakikipag-cooperate. Non-participating ako. Si Kristine lang ang puwedeng mag-asikaso kasi siya yung nagsampa ng kaso. Kaya hayaan mo sila. Kayo na ang bahala."

Gusto ba niya na tuluyan nang ma-annul ang kasal nila ni Kristine?

"Hindi, kahit ano pa ‘yan, kung ikaloob ng Diyos na matapos na ngayon o hindi muna, ayaw kong maano, e... Pero sa lower court kasi, wala na, tapos na.

"Ngayon, nasa Court of Appeals na. Dahil umapela yung solicitor general. Trabaho lang ng solicitor general yun. May technicality ‘ata siya na nakita. Pero approved na sa lower court, e. Null and void na [ang kasal]. Pero nag-appeal ang solicitor general. Trabaho ng solicitor general na i-preserve ang sanctity ng marriage.

"Lahat [ng annulment] dumadaan sa solicitor general. ‘Pag hindi umapela yung solicitor general, ibig sabihin kumbinsido siya sa lower court pa lang na walang bisa talaga. Or nakikita niya na talaga baka pinapalabas lang na walang bisa, aaralin niya yun.

"Mahabang proseso ‘yan. Sabi ko nga, sa tanang buhay ko, isang babae lang ang papakasalan ko. Nagkataon na siya [Kristine] naman, di ba?"

Ibig sabihin hindi na siya magpapakasal ulit?


"Hindi ko na nakikita ang sarili ko na magpapakasal ulit ako, e. Kaya nga iisa pa lamang ang pinakasalan ko," tapos ni Diet.

Kapamilya Deal or No Deal returns with Kris Aquino

Kapamilya Deal or No Deal returns to Philippine Television due to popular demand. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal will still be hosted by Kris Aquino and so does the 26K Girls with new members in tow. The 26K Girls held an audition for that purpose in the last week of June for a search for new 26K Girls. Watch the video plug below.



Kapamilya Deal or No Deal will air its Season 2 premiere on July 28, and will have Gabby Concepcion as guest.

Charice Pempengco and Andrea Bocelli duet

It was time for the Italians to hear Charice Pempengco and become a convert to her amazing voice. Charice Pempengco made the Philippines proud once again by performing a duet with Andrea Bocelli. Charice Pempengco and Andrea Bocelli sang "The Prayer."



Every year, Andrea Bocelli succeeds in bringing together great artists who are known for their great voices at his birthday concert. Andrea Bocelli is a famous Italian operatic pop tenor Andrea Bocelli. He celebrated his 50th birthday cum concert last Sunday, July 20 in Italy.



Charice Pempengco has so far wowed the likes of Oprah, Ellen De Generes, Paul O'Grady, and Star King in South Korea.

22.7.08

Pierce Brosnan win Governor of Philippine Region

James Bond Pierce Brosnan won as Governor of a Muslim Autonomous Region in Southern Philippines. The Pierce Brosnan win is only of the mock election made in order to test the computerization of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Elections.

Several Hollywood big stars were up for the ballot but it was Pierce Brosnan who won hands down in the mostly Muslim electorate. Diva Celine Dion won narrowly as Vice Governor against Mariah Carey. Although only a mock elections, it was significant in so many ways.

Firstly, it was the first time a computerized and automated election in the history of the Philippines was held, and those who voted in the elections are actual voters who are definitely allowed by law to vote in the actual General elections. Several provinces and cities actually voted in the mock elections. So, i guess if they have a choice, Pierce Brosnan would have actually won, lol, and Celine Dion! lol.

Some of the Hollywood stars also up for the mock election ballot were Al Pacino and Leonardo de Caprio.

20.7.08

KC Concepcion Garnier Commercial

KC Concepcion latest TV commercial for Garnier Light Cream. As always, KC Concepcion looked pretty and fresh. This is the resulting tv commercial from what i have reported in the past where KC Concepcion was chosen by the French cosmetic company, L'oreal to be its image model for its line, Garnier.



KC Concepcion is now in Santorini, Greece to shoot some scenes of her movie with Richard Gutierrez.

19.7.08

Iza Calzado Soap Star

Iza Calzado is one of the first Philippine based actress to star in a Hollywood movie. But that Hollywood movie is yet to be widely released. The film is called "The Echo" starring Jesse Bradford. Meanwhile, Iza Clazado's Philippine career is still going strong, she just starred in two successful primetime soaps in GMA and she is soon appearing on the local big screens with Ruffa Gutierrez and Marian Rivera in Desperadas 2.

Iza Calzado

Iza Calzado facial features are not your typical Asian-Filipino mix but of the Spanish or Latina looks. She comes off sexy but has a sweet and timid image in Philippine showbiz.

12.7.08

Heart Evangelista replaces Angel Locsin

Heart Evangelista is the new face behind a multi-vitamins TVC. Heart is the newest endorser of Centrum multi-vitamins. Heart Evangelista replaces Angel Locsin in the Centrum Complete commercial. This is not the first time Angel Locsin has been replaced as image model by a GMA Kapuso star, recently she was edged out from a Jag Jeans commercial by rival Marian Rivera. Until Angel Locsin striked back with an even bigger endorsement via fledgling Filipino Fashion brand, Folded and Hung.

Back to Heart Evangelista, she is set to star opposite Richard Gutierrez in GMA's Codename: Asero. Watch Heart Evangelista in the new Centrum Complete commercial below:

11.7.08

KC Concepcion album tops the Philippine Charts



A.K.A. Cassandra, the debut album of KC Concepcion released a month ago, topped the Philippines album sales charts and also on total album sales of all Odyssey branches nationwide. The album is titled “a.k.a. Cassandra” culled from KC Concepcion's real name, Kristina Cassandra. a.k.a. is a fusion of original compositions and a host of remakes, done in completely different arrangements.

KC Concepcion

80’s hits “Melt With You” by Modern English and “I Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode were cuts from her album. Imagine these songs being guitar-based harmonized with percussions which KC herself played live with Pinikpikan during the recording, creating a unique World Music sound.”

KC Concepcion

The original compositions in a.k.a. Cassandra contains collaborations with seasoned songwriters and arrangers for songs that she wants to be remembered for, and that she could claim her own. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab contributed a soon-to-be classic anthem in “Ngiti Lang,” while funnyman Joey de Leon threw-in some serious Tagalog lyrics for “Doo Be Doo,” an adaptation of an original South African hit song.

The alternative contributions came from ex-Eraserhead and Sandwich lead vocalist Raymund Marasigan who has written and produced two originals “Breathe” and a surprise hidden album cut. Pinikpikan’s Sammy Asuncion has produced majority of the songs together with Angelo Villegas, which explains the album’s World Music beat, including Joey Ayala’s “Agila (Haring Ibon)” that showcases KC’s vocal capabilities.

The complete track listing of “a.k.a. Cassandra” is as follows:

1. Imposible
2. An Updated Version of Me
3. Agila (Haring Ibon)
4. Doo Be Doo
5. Ngiti Lang
6. Melt With You
7. I Just Can’t Get Enough
8. Breathe
9. Imagine
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Umbrella

“a.k.a. Cassandra” is now out in CDs under Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

6.7.08

Jenny McCarthy Revealed

Jenny McCarthy is a former Playmate of the Year in the June 1994 issue of Playboy Magazine. Jenny McCarthy later began a career in television, with MTV's Singled Out and The Jenny McCarthy Show, and on film such as Scream 3 and Scary Movie 3. Jenny McCarthy has recently started writing books such as nher autobiography, Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy's Open Book, an autobiography.

In recent years, McCarthy has written a successful series of four books about her experiences with pregnancy and raising her son, Evan..

In December 2005 McCarthy began dating Jim Carrey. They did not make their relationship public until June 2006. She announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2, 2008 that she and Carrey are now living together, but have no plans to marry, as they do not need a "piece of paper."

This week, Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey were photographed together on a beach with Jenny McCarthy wearing a revealing and skimpy swimsuit and a rare appearance of Jim Carrey shirtless. What was funny is Jim Carrey also donned the same swimsuit that Jenny McCarthy wore this week.

5.7.08

The Gary Valenciano Story


Beyond Sibling Rivalry
If your siblings are married to huge celebrities and you’ve just lost your chance of marrying one, would you still strive to surpass their feat?

But how could you beat being married to an award-winning actress whose mother is a beautiful actress and whose father is the original Agent X-44 of Philipine movies?

Or being the wife of Mr. Pure Energy?

Or being Mr. Megastar?

Now, aren’t you glad that you’re not among thePangilinan siblings?

Former Penthouse Live co-host and newspaper columnist Anthony Pangilinan married Maricel Laxa, an excellent actress who is the lovechild of circa 60s actress Imelda Ilanan and action star Tony Ferrer. She is also the half-sister of 1990 Miss Asia runner-up Mutya Crisostomo Laxa.

Anthony’s brother, Senator Francis Pangilinan, was a campus figure in UP Diliman. He was the chairman of the UP Student Council in 1986. He married no less than the megastar, Sharon Cuneta.

Their sister, Angeli Pangilinan, was a campus beauty and brain while she was a student at the UP School of Economics in Diliman. Angeli married Mr.Pure Energy himself, Gary Valenciano.

REWIND:

In the early 80s, teenager Edgardo Jose Martin Santiago Valenciano or Gary V. to most of us, fell deeply in love with a teenage girl who eventually became his girlfriend. Gary’s true love, they said. And they really looked perfect together.Their friends said that they were truly meant for each other. They were the picture of pure bliss. But not for long. Few weeks before Gary’s first major concert in 1984, a female singer became pregnant. And Gary was the alleged father. Gary did not deny it. At 19, Gary joined the growing list of unwed teenage fathers. Gary’s former girlfriend was shocked upon hearing about Gary’s indiscretion. She felt betrayed by Gary and the female singer. Gary’s former girlfriend was devastated.The pregnant singer who bore Gary’s child was a former Camay girl who joined the ultra exclusive league of several generations of Camay beauties from the first Camay girl Paquita Roces to her two daughters, Maritess Revilla (Ang lahat ay napapalingon¦ At muling napapalingon) and Rosie Revilla to actress Rosa Rosal’s daughter Toni Rose Gayda (Kutis porcelana) to concert pianist Ingrid Sala Santamaria’s daughter Crispy Santamaria to a few others. The female singer indeed looked devastatingly beautiful in her memorable Camay TV commercial. But there was a teeny weeny objection among his friends: She was too old for the teenage and vibrant Gary whose popularity was just beginning to zoom up. Everybody knows that the female singer who became pregnant with Gary’s child was Maria Anna Elizabeth Nepomuceno Pangilinan. In 1985, Gary exchanged vows with the female singer who is more popularly known by her nickname: Angeli. Angeli retired from her singing group, Music and Magic. Angeli sacrificed her flourishing singing career and leftbehind her fellow Music and Magic members led by jeepney driver’s daughter-turned-nurse-turned-singer Kuh Ledesma, tenor singer-turned-Music and Magic co-founder-turned-musical director Jet Montelibano and singer-turned-comedian-turned TNT-turned- bogus political asylum seeker-turned-Michael Garfinkel endorser Fe de los Reyes. Angeli decided to become a full-time wife to Gary, baby Paolo’s Mom and Gary’s talent manager. Meanwhile, the pain of losing Gary has left Gary’s former girlfriend in deep shock. Gary and his new bride tried to comfort her but Gary’s former girlfriend was inconsolable.

PLAY:

Gary Valenciano’s most inspired and most popular composition was first heard as the theme song of a Vilma Santos movie before it became the title of an Aga Muhlach-Lea Salonga flick and later, the title of a Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson TV soap opera.The haunting melody and melancholy lyrics of this beautiful song make one wonder where Gary drew the passion and longing for lost love which every line of this song clearly evokes.

Listen:

Sana maulit muli

Ang mga oras nating nakaraan

Bakit nagkaganito

Naglaho na ba ang pag-ibig mo?

Sana’y maulit muli

Sana bigyan pansin ang himig ko

Kahapon, bukas, ngayon

Tanging wala ng ibang mahal

Kung kaya kong iwanan ka’

Di na sana aasa pa

Kung kaya kong umiwas na’

Di na sana lalapit pa

Kung kaya ko sana

Ibalik ang kahapon

Sandaling ‘di mapapantayan

Huwag sana nating itapon

Pagmamahalna tapat

Kung ako’y nagkamali minsan

Di na ba mapagbibigyan

O giliw, dinggin mo ang nais ko, oooh…

Kung kaya kong iwanan ka

Di na sana aasa paKung kaya kong umiwas na

Di na sana lalapit paKung kaya ko sana

Ito ang tanging nais ko

Ang ating kahapon sana maulit muli

Kung kaya kong iwanan ka

Di na sana aasa pa

Mahal pa rin kita

O giliw, o giliw ko, oooh…

This song was originally written by Gary in English.

Ironically, the one who translated it to Tagalog was Gary’s wife, Angeli.

FAST FORWARD:

Now, Gary has three grown-up children with Angeli. On the other hand, Gary’s former girlfriend is now known as Mrs. Buizon. She occasionally hosts a show on TV.The pain has eased. Somehow. Even if the former lovers get to see each other regularly. They meet at her Mom’s house during important occasions: Christmas. New Year. Birthday of Mrs. Buizon’s mother. Mrs. Buizon’sbirthday. Gary’s birthday. Holidays. Easter Sunday. Every Sunday, in fact.Gary’s equally famous in-laws were witnesses to the former lovers’ meetings. But they do not mind at all.Gary’s wife, Angeli, does not make a fuss over it. Even the family matriarch, retired public school teacher Mommy Emma, is not bothered by it.But the truth is, they could not prevent the formerlovers from seeing each other. Because Gary’s former girlfriend has to join hermother, siblings and in-laws during important family occasions.And because Gary’s former girlfriend was FelichiBuizon.And because before she got married, Gary’s formergirlfriend was known as Felichi Pangilinan.And yes, because Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon is the younger sister of Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano.And none of us would probably ever know the rest of this intriguing triangle’s story.

2.7.08

Riza Santos Pictures

Riza Santos
Riza Santos
Riza Santos, former Miss Earth Canada and former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2nd season is slowly but surely embarking on a fruitful Philippine Showbiz career and a Hollywood career to boot albeit only in a B-Movie. Riza Santos is of pure Philippine roots but grew up and is of dual Canadian and Philippine citizenship. She is said to be in a relationship with actor/model Will Devaughn. Riza Santos is the image model of the new fashion brand, Mint.

23.6.08

John Lloyd Cruz happy with Sarah Geronimo

John Lloyd Cruz turns 25 this coming Tuesday, June 24. John Lloyd considers as a new source of happiness Philippines Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo. "Kasi talagang si Sarah OK kami, nag-click kami. So we are very happy together kapag nasa set kami gumagawa ng eksena," John Lloyd said.

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo

He is all all praises for his new leading lady in the movie "All About Love." He is also unfazed of the reported boycott by fans of his loveteam with longtime movie and tv partner, Bea Alonzo. "Well may takot may kaba pero mas higit yung excitement kung paano at kung tatanggapin ba ng totoong taga-suporta ko yung pelikula."

John Lloyd Cruz

He added: "Yun nga ang parang somehow parang challenge ko sa mga talagang tunay na susuporta sa akin. Kasi magandang chance ito para makita ko na pwede mo akong iparehas sa iba at pwede pa din akong suportahan."

"Maganda din itong move--medyo daring lang in a sense na yung iba ay nagbabanta na boboykotin, hindi susuportahan. Pero ako naniniwala na yung mga taga-suporta namin ni Bea they know better than that," John Lloyd Cruz said.

John Lloyd Cruz at 25 is contented and happy with real life sweetheart, Magazine Editor Liz Uy but has no plans of getting married yet. "Ako wala pa po sa (isip ko) wala pa, hindi ako nagse-set ng edad. Kasi baka sabihin ko 30 pero baka halimbawa next year mangyari. Walaa kong sini-set kumbaga kung kailan siya dumating kung kailan dapuan 'yon na 'yon.

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