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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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


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!


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.


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.


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.

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