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.

19.6.08

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncilo Wedding

Judy Ann Santos has scored a PR coup after the disastrous Meralco endorsements by announcing today of a confirmation of her engagement to Ryan Agoncillo published in “YES!” magazine . Ryan's "dream" proposal took place during Juday's birthday-cum-vacation last May 11 at the Antalung Beach Resort in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.. At exactly 12 midnight of May 11, Ryan Agoncillo kneeled before Juday saying, "Will you marry me?" He then gave a diamond ring he bought in Hong Kong. The stunned Judy Ann Santos simply replied, "Of course!"

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncilo
Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncilo
Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncilo

THE PRECIOUS DIAMOND RING. Ryan admitted that he really sought the help of Juday's best friend, Beth, and her husband, Chinese businessman Johnny Wong, in obtaining the controversial diamond ring for Judy Ann.


When she knew about it, Beth said that she got upset because they were keeping it a secret from her. "Kasi, feeling ko, asawa naman kita, di sana niligwak mo na sa akin. E, ang bilin kasi ni Rye, kahit sa akin, 'wag sasabihin."

Later on, Ryan realized that he also needed the help of Beth—assess the quality of the diamond he had chosen and know the exact size of Judy Ann's right ring finger.

Ryan called Beth to make sure that the ring he wanted was a good buy. After he gave the specs, Beth referred to a G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America) paper that was included in one of her rings.

When all the needed information was gathered, Ryan purchased the ring in Hong Kong with the help of Johnny's Hong Kong-based cousin, Cindy Kung. When it arrived in Manila, Beth kept the ring until the day Ryan proposed to Juday.

Ryan explained, "Hindi ko muna siya hinawakan, kasi baka hindi ako makatiis, e. Parang at any given moment, nasa highway kami, nagmamaneho, papunta kung saan, maisip ko na, ‘Yayain ko na 'tong magpakasal!' Ganoon na, e."

THE SECRET PLAN. Ryan kept everything about his plans for the proposal to himself. Even their close friends had no idea how he was going to propose to his girlfriend.

However, Ryan gave a slight hint about it during a dinner with friends. Out of nowhere, he talked about his dream proposal. Beth remembered Ryan describing, "Tipong nasa cliff, 'tapos, magpapagawa daw siya ng chapel na puro pillars, ganyan-ganyan. 'Tapos, nakalagay lang sa isang plank ng kahoy yung date, 'tapos 'yong date, 'tapos 'yong pangalan ng babaeng pagpoproposan niya at saan siya nag-propose."

After a few days, Judy Ann was set to celebrate her birthday during a three-day vacation at the Antalung Beach Resort, which was actually a surprise birthday gift from her best friend Beth.

In the early evening of May 10, everybody started to party in time for welcoming the first hour of Juday's May 11 birthday. They had no idea about how Ryan would propose that night. 

THE MOST-AWAITED MOMENT. When the right moment came, Ryan went down on his knees before Judy Ann, uttering these exact words: "Will you marry me?"

Then, he remembered exactly how he felt at that exact moment. Ryan said, "Nakakatawa, e. Alam mo, ang daming nagsasalita, e. Noong nilabas ko na 'yong singsing, ang daming nagsasalita. Pero 'yong naririnig ko lang, parang, ‘Nyowowo' [mimicking the garbled sound from a tape recorder being played when the battery is low]."

What was Juday's reaction?

She answered, "Ang una kong sinabi actually, no'ng 'binigay niya 'yong singsing, ‘Seryoso ka ba?'"

Later on, she finally replied, "‘Of course!' Dapat ang sasabihin ko, ‘Of course! Absolutely!' Pero hindi ko nagawa. ‘Of course lang ang lumabas sa bibig ko.'

During this moment, Beth said, everyone was blinded with tears. "Lahat kami, umiiyak kami nang sabay-sabay."

THE WEDDING PLANS. Now that Ryan has asked the most-awaited question in his relationship with Juday, their followers are now asking: When is the wedding?

Judy Ann admitted that they have no definite plans yet. In fact, she said in the interview, "Baka nga long engagement 'to, e. Kasi magpaplano din muna kami, siyempre. 'Yon naman ang pinag-usapan namin. Bahay muna, then, ano. Madali na din naman kasi 'yong kasal. One day lang 'yon."

The only thing that is definite about the wedding is that it's going to be a simple celebration.

Ryan said, "Very simple. Very simple. Do'n kami swak din. Kaya ano, e... Wala pa. Wala pa. Basta definitely, simple siya. And then, it's gonna be very private and solemn."

Judy Ann added, "Simple lang. At ako ang masusunod..."

Ryan has just returned from a vacation in Europe with Judy Ann and some of their friends who were also with them in Antulang. Judy Ann, who chose to stay there, says that it is not their honeymoon yet, rather it is a gift for herself.

The July 2008 issue of YES! has the full details of Juday and Ryan's engagement from beginning to end. YES! is now available at all leading bookstores and magazine stands.

Jamilla Obispo wants to be a Kapuso

Jamilla Obispo, of the first PBB Teen Edition minus the Plus, wants to be a GMA Kapuso star. "I wanted to try to be a Kapuso, and I really wanted to be a Kapuso. Hopefully I will sign a contract with GMA-7. Actually my manager is fixing it. So I hope they'll (GMA-7) trust me," Jamilla said.
The 19-year-old mother from Laguna, who once worked on a girlie bar, wants to be recognized as a "kontrabida" and as a sexy actress doing serious drama roles. She once posed for a men's magazine using a screen name "Natalia" which is something similar to her second name "Natalie", that mag shoot was when Katrina Halili graced its cover.. She again posed for the May 2007 issue of FHM Philippines, this time using her present screen name, Jamilla Obispo.

Jamilla also wants to pose again for a men's magazine if there is an offer. "I want to try other magazines and if I really want the layout and all, I'll definitely go for it," Jamilla reiterated.

Jamilla also revealed that she wants to transfer to GMA because of Marvin Agustin.

"I saw him (Marvin Agustin) one time in a mall carrying his twins. It was so sweet. Rarely do I see a responsible man like him," she said.

18.6.08

Roxanne Guinoo is new Willie Revillame leading lady

Roxanne Guinoo has been chosen to be the leading lady of Willie Revillame in the Octo Arts produced film, Mr. Housewife, starring Willie Revillame in the title role.

In fact, shooting has already started June 17. The original choices for the role that went to Roxanne was Cristine Reyes and Kristine Hermosa. Mr. Housewife was originally intended to star Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo but was shelved temporarily after Juday and Ryan chose to do the sequel to their hit Star Cinema movie.

Mr. Housewife is all about a househusband forced to be such after his wife went abroad to work. Mr. Housewife is directed by Willie's close friend and former actor/singer/TV host, Randy Santiago.

Roxanne Guinoo currently stars in the afternoon soap, Ligaw na Bulaklak, which airs right after Wowowee, Willie Revillame's show.

FHM Philippines accused of irregularity

Angel Locsin
FHM Philippines is accused of irregularity in the conduct of its annual poll of the 100 Sexiest Women in the Philippines. Particularly riled are fans of Angel Locsin who accuses FHM Philippines of manipulating the voting to favor Marian Rivera who is yet to grace the cover/story spread of the men's magazine. Also, the disgruntled Angel Locsin fans are pointing out that it was announced already that Marian Rivera is to have a sexy shoot for the magazine in Australia even before the voting has ended, further fueling talk that it was rigged from the beginning.

Marian Rivera

On the other hand, FHM Digital Publisher Denis Achilles del Callar, denies the accusations that they manipulated/tampered with the results. Denis said that any result previously released online through its newsletter, specifically states that those are only partial and incomplete results, because text votes do not come into their database automatically, and they have to be tabulated and added to the database. Denis also said that they have not yet published the number of votes either on-line, through text or through the magazine.

The latest partial and incomplete results put Marian Rivera on top while Angel Locsin is only at no.4. Angel Locsin topped the previous partial and incomplete results with more than 7000 points. Fans are saying the newest results has been rigged as the release has been delayed, they even went as far as saying, 'siguro kaya na-delay, kasi nagkatawaran pa sila."

But an info we have gathered is that, the voting is fair, what is fair or unfair, depending on who's camp are you for, is that GMA is distributing e-load-cards worth 300 pesos to their employees to vote for Marian Rivera.

Voting has already ended and the winners/list of the Sexiest Women of 2008 will be announced this June and is to be featured in the July issue of FHM Philippines.

Andi Manzano Underarms


Andi Manzano, video jock of MTV Philippines and radio jock in the afternoon on Magic 89.9 WTM, has always been viewed as a sexy symbol.Andi Manzano is a niece or cousin of OMB Chair and actor/TV host Edu Manzano and of course his son, Luis Manzano.

Andi Manzano

Andi Manzano or popularly known as Andi9 in the defunct(?) Good Times with Mo morning radio show, won a nationwide and arduous search for the next MTV Philippines VJ together with Kat Alano and Sib.. unfortunately, their respective careers are going nowhere or nothing spectacularly is happening. To spark up her career, Andi Manzano should think about posing in a men's magazine soon or be left out as a has been early on..

17.6.08

Bianca Gonzales not insecure with KC Concepcion

Bianca Gonzales is shown in this photo with her sister and brother, former tv host/cutie, JC Gonzales.

Recently, Bianca Gonzales launched a charitable endeavor with Y Speak: Back2Books, a project of her Studio 23 youth talk show, Y Speak and in cooperation with KC Concepcion's stepdad, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan. "Isa siyang book drive kung saan puwedeng mag-donate kahit sinong bata na high school, college, or grade school or parents na may mga lumang libro na hindi na nagagamit.

Ibibigay dito and then kapag enough na ang books na makuha namin, ibibigay na sa
Barangay Bagong Silang, the poorest barangay in the Philippines, according to the office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan. Imagine, one million sa isang barangay at wala man lang silang public library. So, ito yung first ever na magiging public library. In a few months, hopefully, matayo na," Bianca said.

Bianca Gonzales

When Bianca Gonzales was asked that maybe its her way to again go into KC Concepcion territory, after the Lino Cayetano issue, and to also figure in a worthwhile endeavor just like KC Concepcion as a UN Ambassador. And even seek the help of KC's stepdad, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan in her project, Bianca said, Ay, hindi! Wala yun talaga sa amin. I'm sure kahit if you';ll ask her [KC], wala rin sa kanya yun. And besides, it is a worthwhile endeavor, it's for a public cause. Everyone is needed to help.

Is she willing to work with KC Concepcion on this project? Bianca said, "Of course, of course, definitely! Not a problem at all, lalo na everybody knows kung gaano kalakas ang hatak ni KC with all the young people, so definitely."

11.6.08

Madonna is to divorce husband Guy Richie

Madonna is said to be divorcing his husband of eight years, Director Guy Richie (Snatch). The supposed reason of the Madonna and Guy Richie split is simply described as "growing apart." And their relationship were said to be further strained with Madonna's adoption of a Malawi baby she named David Banda.

The divorce rumor is not yet final but Madonna reportedly hired Nicholas Mostyn QC, days ago. Mostyn is said to be the toughest divorce lawyer in the UK who was also Paul McCartney's divorce lawyer in his much talked about divorce with Heather Mills.

Other Telltale signs of a Madonna-Guy Richie Separation:

* Guy Richie didn’t show up at Madonna’s Raising Malawi fundraiser at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event was incredibly important to her.

* Guy Richie did not attend Madonna's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dinner.

Despite her seeming to be a smart and in control woman, reports are that the reason Madonna hired a good lawyer in Mostyn is because she did not have a Pre-Nuptial agreement with Guy Richie. Which if true would entitle Guy Richie to half of Madonna's fortune. Which in turn is very sizeable, last year alone, Madonna earned more than US$100 Million Dollars..uh..owh..

Nevertheless, Madonna has a new film entitled, I Am Because We Are, which premiered in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France. Btw, Guy Richie showed up with Madonna in that recent event.

8.6.08

Cesar Montano running for Governor of Bohol in 2010

Cesar Montano, host of The Singing Bee, is reportedly mobilizing his political infrastructure to plan his candidacy for Governor of his home province of Bohol in the elections of 2010, because he has learned his lessons in politics when he lost in his Senate bid in 2007, by being indecisive and not being prepared financially for a national campaign. Cesar Montano is reported to have now activated a group that formerly worked for him in his botched senatorial bid. Some sectors are even blaming his estranged wife, actress Sunshine Cruz for the indecisiveness.

Cesar Montano

League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Bohol chapter President Jagna Mayor Exuperio Lloren confirmed that Cesar Montano met some mayors from the third district of Bohol last May in Peacock Garden, a luxury mountain resort in Laya, Baclayon, Bohol.

Last May 25, Cesar and his showbiz personality friends organized with the help from DYRD a basketball tournament which is to help indigents, which some sectors also saw as an early mobilization for the 2010 Gubernatorial elections.

Meanwhile, in the personal home front, Cesar Montano issued a statement about the rift between his wife Sunshine Cruz and his sister Ched Manhilot.

5.6.08

Judy Ann Santos used



Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante Jr., said Judy Ann Santos may have violated the Consumer Act of the Philippines by what he described as her “irresponsible statement.”

In the House, Abante said Article 110 of the Consumers Act might be applied to Judy Ann Santos likening the systems loss to ice melting in transit from one store to another.

Article 110 states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to disseminate or to cause the dissemination of any false, deceptive or misleading advertisement by Philippine mail or in commence by print, radio, television, outdoor advertisement or other medium for the purpose of inducing or which is likely to induce directly or indirectly the purchase of consumer products or services.”

“Nauunawaan po kaya ni Judy Ann ang kanyang sinabi? Kitang kita po na kanyang kinampihan ang Meralco laban sa mga consumers na siguro karamihan ay kanyang mga fans din, mga kaibigan [Does Judy Ann understand what she said? I myself saw her defend Meralco against the consumers, most of whom probably are also her fans, her friends],” Abante said in his personal and collective privilege speech.

“Judy Ann may not realize the consequence of her action. I am concerned that Judy Ann was blindly convinced [to take on] her role for reasons only known to her and Meralco,” he said.

Even if the systems loss includes losses to pilferage, Abante said Santos’ advertisement remained deceptive and misleading because melting ice is an act of nature while theft or pilferage is a “voluntary, intentional and criminal act.”

“Therefore, one could not, as it should not be, compared with the other,” the Manila solon said.

“I am afraid that Article 110 of the Consumers Act may be applied to the irresponsible statement of Judy Ann Santos. Her statement is clearly against public interest,” Abante said.

Meanwhile, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita indirectly acknowledged Judy Ann Santos popularity, cautioning the public: "Uulitin ko, taumbayan ang maghuhusga. Tayo ba ay maapektuhan ng nagsasalita in behalf or Meralco dahil magandang dalaga o lalaki ang nagsasabi, o iyong katotohanan pa rin pagdating ng resibo? Bumaba ba o tumaas ang electricity? Iyon ang mahalaga [Let me repeat, the people will judge. Shall we be swayed by the one who speaks on behalf of Meralco because the speaker is beautiful or handsome, or by the truth that arrives with the bill? Is electricity cheaper or more expensive? That is the important thing]."

ABS-CBN bothered by Kris Aquino guesting in Showbiz Central

Ruffa Gutierrez relates that ABS-CBN big bosses were shocked and bothered when Kris Aquino guested in Showbiz Central last Sunday. But Kris Aquino pointed it out in the interview that she is doing it because it was John Lapus 15th Showbiz Anniversary or to put it simply, Kris did it because of her friendship with John Lapus.

Kris Aquino in the interview even related that John Lapus cared for her son Josh when the boy was only 1. So they have been friends since then and she was only giving a nice gesture to a true friend.

Kris Aquino

Still, even Ruffa Gutierrez was shocked when she saw Kris on the other station, a rival of the show, The Buzz, where Kris Aquino even hosted just recently.

Ruffa Gutierrez then just shrugged it off saying she cannot argue if its for a lifelong friend like John, and then invited Kris to guest on The Buzz in its month long 9th Anniversary Celebration.

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo movie to be boycotted by Bea Alonzo fans

Fans of the loveteam of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz plans to boycott the movie of Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz entitled, A Very Special Love. But in an interview, Bea Alonzo promised to support the movie.

The last time that Sarah Geronimo appeared in a movie was in the action-fantasy movie “Lastikman” with Mark Bautista which didn't really do well in the box office. So A Very Special Love is Sarah's biggest break to date and a sort of a comeback movie for her too.

Sarah and John Lloyd’s teamup would have been realized in the planned remake of the Sharon-Gabby blockbuster, “Dear Heart,” but it was shelved until “A Very Special Love” was conceived. The movie is a romantic comedy and is the second time John Lloyd and Sarah are playing with a love interest angle, but their first was in an episode of Maalala Mo Kaya only.

In the movie, John Lloyd Cruz plays a magazine publisher, while Sarah plays a fresh graduate who loves her job and enjoys going to work because of her crush with her boss John Lloyd.

The movie is in its finishing stage and will be shown shortly. The loveteam of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz, each of them actually but based on a movie starred by them, were the Box Office King and Queen of 2007 in the 38th Box Office Entertainment Awards by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

1.6.08

Marian Rivera vs. Angel Locsin

Angel Locsin
Or should the billing be Angel Locsin vs. Marian Rivera? Controversial star Marian Rivera replaces Angel Locsin in the new Jag Jeans commercial further weakening whatever star power Angel Locsin still has.

Marian Rivera

Angel Locsin is the previous endorser of the jeans brand at the height of her career. Marian Rivera is branded to be Angel Locsin's replacement in GMA 7 and is said to be in the peak of her career with two back to back no.1 Primetime TV shows.

Marian Rivera replaced Angel Locsin too in "Marimar." Marian Rivera's camp recently accused a fan of Angel Locsin as the one behind the Marian Rivera Nagtaray Video Part 1 and Part 2..

Marian Rivera

The campaign for the jeans brand is called “Sexier and Hotter” with PBB Celebrity Edition Season 2 runner-up Will Devaughn.

When asked why they did not renew Angel Locsin's contract with them, Jag's AVP, Dondi Manlulo said, “We just wanted to have a new face.”

..Aww.. One of the photos courtesy of Pep.ph.

Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers Edition

ABS-CBN is also holding a Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers Edition possibly incorporated into Season of Pinoy Dream Academy as announced tonight. Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers auditions are going to be held soon (dates below) and it is open to kids aged 6-10 years old who can sing and is witty and smart.

Pinoy Dream Academy

These move is in line with the stars they made out of Makisig Morales, Sam Concepcion and Charice Pempengco of the previous kids singing tilt, Little Big Star, years ago.

Auditions for Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers are to be held in the PBB Eviction Hall on the following dates:

Time: 9AM to 2PM on

June 2 - Monday

and

June 5 - Thursday

Requirements are:

Photocopy of birth certificate
Close up and full body pictures
Biodata
School ID

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