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Janina San Miguel, the Philippines bet to the 2008 Miss World Beauty Pageant has withdrawn from the Miss World competition and she cited personal reasons.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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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


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!


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.


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.


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)


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%


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)


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%


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)


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%


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%


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.

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