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:


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.

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