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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Bitoy’s Funniest Videos by Michael V

Kakaibang episode ang nakatakdang matunghayan ngayong gabi sa Bitoy’s Funniest Videos, hosted by Michael V. Anu-anong gimik na naman kaya ang ipapamalas ni Bitoy (Michael V.) ngayong gabi sa Bitoy’s Funniest Videos?

Siya rin kaya ang ‘multong’ kinakatakutan sa isang lumang bahay na sinasabing may lumalabas na multo?

O baka naman na- Yari Ka! lamang ni Bitoy?

RATED A Ni Aster Amoyo
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/30/2006

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Vic Sotto at Joey de Leon at Willie Revillame

PinagrI-resign na nina Vic Sotto at Joey de Leon si Willie Revillame.

Siyempre, idinaan lang sa biro ng dalawang hosts ng Eat Bulaga, kung saan last Tuesday ay nagsalita si Bossing na mag-resign na raw kung magri-resign.

Hindi man binanggit kung kanino ito patungkol, wild guess ng lahat ay para kay Willie since ito lang naman ang may isyung nagbantang magri-resign sa Wowowee dahil sumama nga ang loob sa The Buzz nang talakayin ng programa ang hiwalayan nila ng asawang si Liz Almoro.

Kaso, mukhang hindi matutuloy ang bantang pagbibitiw dahil balitang nahimasmasan na si Willie.

HOT N SPICY
by : Vinia Vivar

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Regine Velasquez, not a virgin anymore

IN the mood si Regine Velasquez nang humarap sa press para sa promo ng pelikulang Till I Meet You kung saan balik-tambalan silang dalawa ng Bad Boy ng Philippine Cinema na si Robin Padilla.

Magiliw ang Songbird sa pagsagot sa mga tanong na ipinupukol ng press. Ke personal o tungkol sa kanyang showbiz career. Game siya sa pagsagot. Pero higit na interesado ang press sa kanyang lovelife.

“We live in a world, like I said, you know, akala mo ito na ‘yung para sa iyo. Biglang may makikita kang iba pala. Iniiwasan ko na parang makita ko ‘yung madami. Hindi pala ‘yun ‘yon. That’s why I want to make sure,” umpisang kuwento ng Asia’s Songbird.

Common knowledge sa showbiz na pagkatapos ng relasyon niya kay Ariel Rivera, wala na ta-yong narinig tungkol sa kanyang lovelife. May mga isyu sa kanila nina Ogie Alcasid at Janno Gibbs at kung kani-kanino pa pero tila wala namang makapagpatunay kung totoo ba ito o gawa lang ng imahinasyon.

She made sure ba after Ariel, ‘yung guy na makikilala niya will be for keeps at magiging forever na ang relasyon niya rito?

“’Yun na ‘yon,” agad na sagot nito. “Kasi parang ang hirap to keep moving on, to keep… parang mag-start ka na naman uli from scratch. Di b a parang ang hirap nu’n? Tsaka feeling ko kasi parang lugi, parang may nawawala sa iyo. Hindi ko alam.”

Masyado bang mataas ang standard niya sa pagpili ng lalaking iibigin niya? Ito rin ba ang rason kung bakit hanggang ngayon wala pa rin siyang boyfriend?

“Eh, bakit ninyo naman nasabi na wala pa akong boyfriend?” lahad niya. “‘Yun lang ang alam ninyo. Seriously, I’m very happy. I hope, kayo naman naiintindihan n’yo naman ako kapag hindi ako nagsasalita. Sinasabi ko sa inyo na hanggang dito lang ‘yung kaya ko pang sabihin kasi meron akong mga reason how public my life has been.

“You all know my story. And the very little privacy that I have, parang I wanna treasure. Just keep it for myself. Tutal hindi n’yo naman ako nakikitang… nagde-deny, pero I’m flirting around or what. Or I’m kissing somebody in public, di ba?

“Hindi naman ako ganu’n eh. I’m very discreet naman pagdating diyan. I think ‘yun naman ang ayaw ninyo, ‘yung deny nang deny tapos nakikita ka naman in public,” pagtatapat ni Regine.

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SERYOSO si Regine sa pagsasabing, “Hindi na virgin ang lolah ninyo!” At sinundot ito ng follow-up question kung talaga bang seryoso ang Songbird sa sinabi niya.

Inulit muli niya ang sagot. “Hindi na virgin ang lolah ninyo! Dapat may lolah, bakla!”

Apat na taon nang itinatago ni Regine ang lala-king nagpapatibok ng kanyang puso. Isang non-showbiz guy na ayaw na niya munang sabihin ang totoong identity nito.

“Medyo matagal-tagal na rin kami. Magaling lang talaga akong magtago ng secret. Kasi nga parang gusto ko naman na parang sa akin na lang muna ito. I’m sure naman na maiintindihan ninyo ako eh. “One day, I will definitely announce whom the guy is. Ganu’n lang naman ‘yon. At alam ko namang nirerespeto ninyo ako,” paliwanag ng singer-cum-actress.

So kailan ba ang announcement?

“Mga 10 years from now,” biro ni Regine. “Basta, ang alalahanin na lang ninyo, hindi na virgin ang lolah ninyo! May experienced na. Hello?” at nagkatawanan uli.

Nagtapat nga si Regine na itong “secret boyfriend” niya ang nagpapasaya at nagbibigay inspirasyon sa kanya sa ngayon.

“And this person that I am right now is making me so happy. He’s making my life so colorful. Masarap naman talaga na you have somebody to share whatever success you have. To share life with him, di ba?” pahayag pa ni Regine.
HOT SOURCES
by : Lito Mañago

People's Taliba
9/28/2006 16:58 PM

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Angel Locsin and Dennis Trillo kissing scene

Inamin ni Angel Locsin na nalulungkot siya sa pagtatapos ng Majika kung saan nagkaroon sila ng bonding ng mga kasamahang artista sa fantaserye.

Noong wala pa sa cast ang boyfriend na si Oyo Boy Sotto ay nagseselos din pala ito laluna kapag may kissing scene sila ng leading man na si Dennis Trillo.

"Tinatakpan ko ang mga mata niya kapag nanonood kami ng TV na may kissing scene kaming dalawa ni Dennis," ani Angel.

Pero ayon sa magandang aktres, hindi naman nagkailangan ang dalawa nang magkasama sa Majika at naging mabuti pa ngang magkaibigan.

Sa kabilang banda, excited na rin si Angel dahil may kasunod na siyang show kung saan makakasama nito si Robin Padilla.

SUNTOK SA BUWAN Ni Emy Abuan-Bautista
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/27/2006

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Sexbomb Jopay Paguia: update

Maraming nakakapansin na magaling sa fight scene si Jopay Paguia ng Sexbomb. Para raw lalaki kung kumilos ito at tipong hindi patatalo kahit isa siyang babae. Minsan nga, may pinuntahan silang out of town show. Palibhasa pulos sila babae, kaya’t hindi maiaalis na may magbiro sa kanila.

May isang lalaki na nakainom yata, kaya’t binubuska sila. Nagpipigil daw ang grupo dahil ayaw nila ng gulo. Subalit sumobra na ang pagbibiro nito sa kanila kaya, inupakan ito ni Jopay at nagkagulo.

Nagalit ang mga tagahanga sa bastos na lalaki kaya’t kinuyog nila ito at dinala sa presinto.

Alam n’yo bang pagiging isang policewoman ang ambition ni Jopay, kaya nag-aaral siya ng karate at taekwondo? Madalas ngang tinutukso siyang tomboy dahil kahit lalaki, hindi pwede sa kanya.

May nagtanong nga kay Jopay kung bakit hindi niya gusto ang kulay na pink.

"May policewoman bang nangangarap ng kulay pink? Syempre, pang lalaking kulay ang gusto ko. Pero hindi ako tomboy, babae ako," sabi ni Jopay.

– VIR GONZALEZ

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Jen Rosendahl on Magpakailanman

Matangkad, kutis-porselana ang balat at tisay kaya naman marami ang humahanga kay Jen Rosendahl ng Viva Hot Babes at marami rin ang naiinggit.

Isasalaysay ni Jen ang kanyang buhay sa Magpakailanman bukas ng gabi, pagkatapos ng GMA-7 telenovelas. Siya ang gaganap ng sariling papel kasama sina Anita Linda (lola), Jaclyn Jose at Dante Rivero (mga magulang), Shyr Valdez (tiya) at Mon Confiado (tiyo).

Malalamang di madali ang maging half breed na tulad ni Jen. Pinay ang kanyang ina at Aleman naman ang ama. Nagsimula niyang maranasan ang racial discrimination nang umuwi siya ng Pilipinas para makapiling ang kanyang lola. Kinainggitan at inintriga siya sa campus. Nakatikim din siya ng hirap dahil ang perang sustento ng mga magulang ay pinakialaman ng kanyang tiyo at tiya. Namatay pa ang kanyang lola.

Panoorin ang MKM upang makilala ninyo ang tunay na Jen Rosendahl.


Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/27/2006

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Twilight Dancers Update

SHOOTING pa lang ng Twilight Dancers sa Adonis gay bar, eh, naikuwento na sa amin ni Direk Jerry Si-neneng na gagawin niya ang remake ng Flordeluna sa ABS-CBN.

Si Direk Jerry na may ca-meo role sa Twilight Dan-cers at that time, eh, nagsa-bing kami pa lang ang na-pagkuwentuhan niya na ga-gawin niya ang Flordeluna, ang classic drama series ni Ja-nice de Belen na namayagpag noong 80’s sa Channel 9, kalaban ang Anna Liza na-man ng yumaong si Julie Ve-ga.

Two decades later, host na ng GMA-7 si Janice and heto’t nakuha ng ABS-CBN ang rights to remake the said soap. Balita pa ni Direk Jerry sa amin, baka raw magpa-audition for the lead role na Flordeluna of the year 2006.

Heto na ang update news: Nai-offer din pala ang lead role sa anak ng mag-asawang Janice and John Estrada, pero nag-beg off ang mga ito.

Maayos naman ang pagtanggi nina John and Janice na junak nila ang gumanap na Flordeluna dahil gusto nila umanong mag-concentrate muna sa pag-aaral ang kani-lang anak (‘yung panganay yata ang in-offer-an ng Dos).

Samantala, pasok si John sa cast ng bagong Flordelu-na, pati na si Albert Martinez na humahataw sa Dos with a continuous work (currently, he’s in Komiks: Da Adventures of Pendro Penduko), among others.

Ang nakalolokang twist, eh, ang original Flordelu-na, na ex-jowa ni John na si Janice, eh, nasa kalabang is-tasyon ng magre-revive nito.

by : Mell T. Navarro

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'Atlantika' malaking challenge kay Dingdong Dantes

KAPAG ang isang artista ay nagkakapangalan na, marami na siyang pangarap na papel na gustong gampanan. Matatandaang noong papasikat na ang Star for All Seasons na si Vilma Santos, minsan rin niyang pinangarap na gampanan ang isang madre. Natupad ito ni Ate Vi sa pelikulang Sister Stella L.

Kahit ang premyadong aktor na si Christopher de Le-on, nangarap din na gampa-nan ang mga papel ng kanyang idol na si Eddie Garcia, natupad ito ni Boyet at nga-yo’y isa na siyang de-kalibre at multi-awardee actor.

Sa bagong henerasyon ngayon, marami rin sa kani-la ang nangangarap na gampanan ang iba’t ibang papel sa pelikula at telebisyon.

Tulad na lamang ng aktor na si Richard Gutierrez, matagal din niyang inasam na gampanan ang paborito niyang character na si Captain Barbell, natupad ito kaya hanggang ngayo’y ang ta-wag sa kanya ng mga bata ay Captain Barbell.

“Inaamin ko, nanghina-yang ako na hindi sa akin na-punta ang papel ni Captain Barbell. Noon kasing nagsi-simula pa lamang akong mag-artista, inasam ko na sa-na’y gawin ito ng GMA at sa akin ibigay ang role na ‘yon. Ginawa nga nila ito, pero hindi sa akin ibinigay ang role kundi kay Richard.

“Magmula noon, nawa-lan na ako ng pag-asa na ga-gampanan ko ‘yon dahil alam kong hindi na ito mauulit pa. Nangarap na lang ako na balang araw may ibigay sa aking papel na hindi ako makalilimutan ng tao.

“Sa awa ng Diyos, eh, nangyari nga ito sa pelikulang Moments of Love na pinagtambalan namin ni Iza Calzado. Matapos itong mag-klik, sinundan pa ng isang pelikula na si Iza uli ang ka-pareha ko, ito ‘yung Eternity na nag-hit uli. Bale ang da-lawang pelikula ito ang naging kapalit nang pinanghinayangan kong Captain Barbell na hindi sa akin na-punta,” dirediretsong pagku-kuwento sa amin ni Dong.

Dahil sa success ng dala-wang pelikulang ginawa ni Dingdong, bigla siyang ipinatawag ng GMA management para gawing bida sa pi-nakabagong telefantasya ng Kapuso Network, ang Atlantika.

Mula ito sa mga lumikha ng Encantadia, phenomenal at pinakaengrandeng production ng GMA-7 ang Atlantika na siguradong aabangan ng viewers dahil ngayon pa lamang sila makakakita ng isang telefantasyang sa ilalim ng tubig maglalaban ang magkakaaway na characters tulad nina Dindong, Paolo Contis at marami pang iba.

“Malaking challenge para sa akin ang Atlantika,” wika ni Dingdong du-ring the presscon ng nasa-bing telefantasya. “Mara-ming aktor ang puwedeng lumabas dito, pero ako ang napili. Isang malaking ka-rangalan para sa akin ito, kaya naman ang lahat ay gagawin ko para rito. Titiisin ko ang lahat na hirap, ang ilang oras na pagbabad sa karagatan para makipaglaban sa ilalim ng tubig sa mga kaaway, ito’y para lang mapaganda ang mga eksena namin kung kaya ginawa naming perpekto ang bawat tagpo.

“Dahil ako ang bida rito, kumuha pa ako ng trainor, mga scuba divers para maging makatotohanan ang underwater scenes ko.

“Ayoko kasing mapahiya sa mga director ko. Kinuha akong bida rito dahil ini-expect ng GMA na ako ang pag-asa ng Atlantika.

“Sa akin nakapokus ang istorya nito, at siyempre dahil ako ang pangunahing tauhan rito, aabangan nila ang bawat tagpo para i-judge nila kung papasa ako,” ani Dingdong.

Sa trailer pa lang ng At-lantika ay mababakas na agad na ambisyoso ito.

Talagang binusisi at pinaganda ang paggawa nito ng apat na direcktor na sina Mark Reyes, Mike Tuviera, Zoren Legaspi and Dingdong mismo. Ito ay mula sa konsepto nina Jun Lana at Renato Custodio, Jr.

“Ang lihim ng karagatan ay magsisimulang mapanood sa October 2.

“Ito ang oras para sa pag-ahon ng panibagong daigdig.

“Mag-handa na kayo sa pag-angat ng Atlantika at siguradong gugulatin ka-yo nito,” panghuling mensahe ni Dingdong para sa televiewers.
People's Taliba
9/26/2006 18:19 PM

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Jackie Rice at Iwa Moto case

Pinagkukwentuhan ng press ang kaso nina Jackie Rice at Iwa Moto dahil after their suspension, ang huli pa lang ang talagang nakabalik. Ang feeling ng press, mas grabe ang nagawang kasalanan ng una dahil hindi na siya ibinalik sa Fantastikids.

Si Iwa nga nama’y may Love to Love (Jass Got Lucky), Bakekang, Nuts Entertainment at Posh sa QTV 11. Si Jackie na Ultimate Female Survivor ng StarStruck 3, naggi-guest lang sa mga show ng GMA-7. Aba’y nasulat lang siya dahil sa diumano’y sila na ni Biboy Ramirez at pagkatapos noon, nanahimik na naman siya (magkasama pala ang dalawa na dumalo sa birthday party ni Jun Nardo last Sunday sa Zirkoh Timog).

Kung nasa presscon siya ng Till I Met You, tatanungin namin ito sa nararamdaman sa nangyari sa kanyang career. Malapit na ang StarStruck 4 The Next Level at wala pa siyang naipapakitang galing at impact sa tao maliban sa pagiging pasaway. Baka, hindi pa man sikat ay laos na siya.

ABOUT SHOWBIZ Ni Nitz Miralles
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/26/2006

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Philippines’ Next Top Model: hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas

Ngayong araw na ito ang alis ni Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas pabalik ng Istanbul, Turkey.

Isang linggo lang si Ruffa rito sa ‘Pinas dahil pumirma lang siya ng kontrata sa Solat Entertainment ni Mr. Wilson Tieng para sa Ngayong araw na ito ang alis ni Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas pabalik ng Istanbul, Turkey.

Isang linggo lang si Ruffa rito sa ‘Pinas dahil pumirma lang siya ng kontrata sa Solat Entertainment ni Mr. Wilson Tieng para sa The Philippines’ Next Top Model.

Nag-renew rin si Ruffa ng endorsement contract para sa Calayan Surgicentre Corp. nina Drs. Manny at Pie Calayan.

Tuwang-tuwa si Ruffa sa billboard layout na ipinakita sa kanya ni Dr. Manny noong isang gabi sa contract signing nila sa Le Souffle sa The Fort.

Pantay na kasi ang laki ng litrato nila ng nanay niyang si Annabelle Rama at wala nang magsasabing para lang siyang "langaw" sa tabi ni Bisaya.

Naikuwento rin sa amin ni Ruffa na okey na sa kanya ang second draft ng script ng Desperada ng Regal Entertainment. Okey na rin daw ang script kay Gretchen Barretto.
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Nag-renew rin si Ruffa ng endorsement contract para sa Calayan Surgicentre Corp. nina Drs. Manny at Pie Calayan.

Tuwang-tuwa si Ruffa sa billboard layout na ipinakita sa kanya ni Dr. Manny noong isang gabi sa contract signing nila sa Le Souffle sa The Fort.

Pantay na kasi ang laki ng litrato nila ng nanay niyang si Annabelle Rama at wala nang magsasabing para lang siyang "langaw" sa tabi ni Bisaya.

Naikuwento rin sa amin ni Ruffa na okey na sa kanya ang second draft ng script ng Desperada ng Regal Entertainment. Okey na rin daw ang script kay Gretchen Barretto.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pia Guanio: Maraming naaartehan at naiinis

NOONG isang araw, habang kumakain kami sa isang restaurant ay napanood namin ang Eat Bulaga. Ang inabot naming portion ay yung Pinoy Henyo kung saan kapag hindi nasagot ang pinahuhulaan sa host ay nahuhulog sa tubig ang isang host na napiling mag-sacrifice.

Napansin lang namin, noong mahulog sa tubig si Pia Guanio, biglang may nagsabi na “mabuti nga.” Tapos nagtawanan ang mga nanonood. May narinig pa kaming nagsabi na “maarte naman kasi iyan, eh.”

Noon lang namin na-realize na marami palang fans ang naiinis kay Pia Guanio. Hindi namin alam kung bakit ganu’n na lang ang comment ng mga taong nasa restaurant nung mahulog siya sa tubig.

Tapos napag-usapan namin iyon ng ilang kakilala namin, noon lang din namin nalaman na maski pala ang ibang mga kakilala namin ay inis kay Pia Guanio. Sabi nga namin baka naman unfair sila dahil hindi nila kilala nang personal ang newscaster, pero lahat sila ay nagsasabing mukhang masyado nga raw kasing maarte ang dalaga.

Hindi namin alam kung ano ang mali kay Pia Guanio. Eh, ano ba naman kasi kung maarte siya, kung iyon ba ang natural na kilos niya eh. Eh ano rin ba kung umaarte siyang parang bata in spite of her age? Eh, kung ganoon na talaga siya eh.

Pero marami pala ang ayaw sa kanya at natutuwa pa nang mahulog siya sa tubig.

May isa pa ngang nagsabi sa amin, mas tataas pa raw siguro ang ratings ng Eat Bulaga kung araw-araw nilang inihuhulog sa tubig si Pia kaysa sa pinaiiyak si Sugar.

Ewan, pero may mga tao talagang ganyan, eh. ‘Yung wala namang ginagawang masama pero nakakainisan ng iba. Sa kaso ni Pia Guanio, dahil lumalabas siya sa TV lalo nga siyang nagiging punahin kaya ganyan.

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Yasmien Kurdi Update

ISINASABAK ng GMA- 7 sa iba’t ibang dramatic roles si Yasmien Kurdi. Sexy na siya at nag-mature na rin dahil turning 18 na siya next year. Lalong gumanda ang partner na ito ni Rainier Castillo. Mas dumami ang manliligaw ng dalaga ngayon, pero hindi pa rin siya handang makipagrelasyon.

Bukas ng gabi sa Mahiwagang Baul ay tampok ang tambalang Yasmien at Rainier. Samantalang, si Nadine Samonte ay maki-kiagaw sa pag-ibig ng da-lawa. Ang episode ay pinamagatang Prinsesang Walang Ganda.

Si Agnes de Guzman ang sumulat ng script nito at sa direksyon naman ni Argel Joseph at Don Michael Perez. Mapapanood ito pagkatapos ng S-Files.

People's Taliba
9/23/2006 17:06 PM

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StarStruck 1 Avenger na si Tyron Perez: Twilight Dancers

In all fairness ay nagustuhan namin ang StarStruck 1 Avenger na si Tyron Perez dito sa Twilight Dancers. Para sa isang baguhan ay tamang-tama lang ang akting na ipinakita niya. Alam ni Tyron na siya ang bida ng pelikula pero hindi namin siya kinakitaan ng pressure.

Natural at komportable siya sa kanyang mga eksena, nakadamit man siya o kapirasong tela lang ang suot.

Bagay na bagay sa Tarlac boy na si Tyron ang papel ng bagitong macho dancer na si Dwight dahil nasa mukha niya ang pagiging inosente at vulnerable.

Bukod doon ay ang galing niyang gumiling. Ang kinis ng balat at ang puti ng kutis ni Tyron kaya kaaya-aya siyang panoorin na nagma-macho dancing.

Hindi pinutol ang matinding laplapan scene nila ni William Martinez, ang galanteng bading na si Bruno na OFW galing Saudi.

Mas gusto namin si Tyron sa mga normal at quiet scenes niya kesa sa mga eksenang masyado siyang pinagda-drama. Mukhang marami pang mahuhugot kay Tyron kaya sana ay mabigyan pa siya ng magagandang project pagkatapos nito.

Agaw-eksena sa Twilight Dancers si Direk Joel Lamangan bilang pamhintang warlord na si Mayor Manibog. Kuntodo-mujer ang ayos at outfit niya sa kanyang birthday party scene na sing siya ng ‘Happy birthday to me!’

Ang landi-landi ng Direk Joel sa nasabing eksena na pinaghihipo niya ang mga bukol nina Tyron, Allen Dizon at Lauren Novero na nagsisigiling sa harapan niya. Nag-lips to lips pa sila ni Lauren!

Sa gay bar scenes ay may isang macho dancer na babad ang puwet sa screen. May butt exposure din si Allen Dizon at sa ending ng pelikula ay ibinuyangyang ni Tyron ang kanyang maputi at makinis na puwet!

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Dingdong Dantes at GMA Atlantika: update

Ang gandang pagmasdan ni Dingdong Dantes sa ilalim ng tubig na animo’y isa siyang isda na lumalanguy-langoy sa bagong telefantasya ng GMA na Atlantika (magsisimula sa Oktubre 2 sa GMA Telebabad).

Siya ang bidang si Aquano, isang matapang na binatang may dugong bughaw. Sa kanya nakasalalay ang tanging pag-asa ng misteryosong daigdig na nasa puso ng karagatan na kung tawagin ay Atlantika.

"Mahirap siya! It was harder than I expected, lalo na ‘yung underwater scenes namin. Kakaiba siya. Kailangan talaga, may espesyal na pagsasanay para doon gaya ng diving," bulalas ni Dingdong nang makausap namin sa press launch ng Atlantika nu’ng Martes ng gabi sa Studio 3 ng GMA Network.

"To be a diver, may tinatawag na ‘intro dive’ na about 7 sessions. Per session, sinasagad mo ‘yung buong araw. Bukod doon, ang pinakapraktis talaga na feeling ko eh, effective is ‘yung sumasabak na kami sa taping.

"Kasi, iba ‘yung praktis sa pool, iba ‘yung actual taping. Hindi talaga ako diver. Recently lang ako nag-aral ng diving para rito sa Atlantika. I trained under SDI (Scuba Divers International) kay Dr. Mike Perez.

"Ang importante sa diving is ‘yung breathing kasi, bababa kayo ng more than 20 feet sa tubig. Tapos, iiwanan na kayo roon na wala kayong diving apparatus.

"Syempre, if you’re down there, hindi ka naman pwedeng bigla ka na lang aahon! Ang tagal namin sa tubig. Nu’ng unang shoot namin, inabot kami ng 12 hours sa ilalim ng tubig!

"Umaahon lang kami para kumain. Ang pinakamatagal ko sa ilalim na walang ahunan eh, mga oras din ang binilang. Kasi, may regulator din kami sa ilalim, eh. Kaya tuluy-tuloy ‘yon buong araw. Tinatanggal lang ang aparato pag magti-take na," masiglang kuwento ni Dingdong.

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Ogie Alcasid update!

Lumipad kahapon si Ogie Alcasid patungong California para sa kanyang solo concert na gaganapin sa Pechanga Theater sa Pechanga Resort and Casino malapit sa San Diego, California. Magaganap ang concert ngayong araw.

Iniintriga ngayon si Ogie dahil sa mga naglalabasang balita na kesyo annulled na ang kasal nila ni Michelle Van Eimeren. Ayaw magsalita si Ogie tungkol dito. Pero hindi niya ito itinanggi or dineny.

Pati yung pagkuwento ni Aiai delas Alas na separation of properties nila ni Michelle ay dedma si Ogie. Mabuti na lang, patuloy ang swerte ni Ogie sa career niya.

Kakapanalo lang niya ng Aliw Awards bilang Entertainer of the Year. Pangalawang beses na ito ni Ogie kaya masasabing kahanay na siya nina Martin Nievera at Gary Valenciano sa pagiging Entertainer of the Year. Nagwagi rin siya bilang Most Popular Male Concert Artist of the Year.

Bukod dito, may concert si Ogie sa Cebu sa October 12 kasama ang mga ispesyal na panauhin niya tulad nina Michael V. at ang fast rising young star na si Lovi.

Sa October 28 naman ay nasa Japan siya para sa GMA Pinoy TV. Nasa Middle East siya sa Nobyembre at may mga series of shows din siya sa December. Wala na talagang panahon si Ogie sa intriga. Para sa detalye, tumawag sa 877. 711.2946 o sa online www.pechanga.com. - Rodel Fernando

Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/22/2006

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Philippine Next Top Model and Ruffa Gutierrez

Pumirma na ng kontrata sa Solar Entertainment si Ruffa Gutierrez bilang host ng Philippine Next Top Model na mapapanood sa Channel 9.

Ayon kay Wilson Tieng, presidente ng Solar Entertainment, personal choice nila si Ruffa dahil bagay ito sa bagong show dahil isa ring ramp model, beauty queen bukod pa sa pagiging magaling na aktres. Mayroon din itong Fashion TV sa Turkey.

Nagsilbing inspirasyon para makuha ang format rights nito sa America’s Next Top Model na likha ni Tyra Banks na isa ring modelo at kauna-unahang African-American model na naging cover ng GQ at Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue at Victoria’s Catalog. Siya rin ay naging producer, sikat na talk-show host, TV celebrity at isang pilantropo.

Nagkakatulad sina Ruffa at Tyra di lang sa kagandahan ng mukha at katawan kundi gayundin sa pagkakawanggawa. Kung merong The Tyra Banks Scholarship na tumutulong sa mga African-American girls sa pamamagitan ng kanyang self-funded charitable foundation si Tyra meron ding Roof-A Child Foundation si Ruffa at patuloy na tumutulong sa mga children with cancer sa pamamagitan ni Ricky Reyes.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Regine Velasquez and Robin Padilla

HOW true is it that Regine Velasquez rejected to be kissed on the lips by Robin Padilla in her latest movie “Till I Met You? In their previous movie together (a big hit), they engaged in a number of passionate kissing scenes.

Likewise, heard that Regine frowned when Robin expressed his willingness to marry Regine. We all know that Robin, a Muslim, is entitled to have four wives.

Some quarters say that Ogie Alcasid has something to do with Regine’s decision.

How true?

CHECK IT OUT
by : Bong De Leon

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Till I Met You ng GMA Films

HINDI big deal kung nagre-shoot man ang Till I Met You ng GMA Films dahil para sa ikagaganda naman ito ng movie.

Ang hindi na dapat patulan, sinagot pa rin ni Joey Abacan of GMA Films and Direk Mark Re-yes who directed the Robin Padilla-Regine Velasquez movie na ipapalabas this Oct. 11.

Ginagawa kasing issue ang pagrire-shoot ng movie dahil daw sa defocused scenes.

Sabi ni Direk Mark who wants to be quoted, common practice naman kahit sa Hollywood na panoorin ang buong movie bago ang final edit to check on the quality. They saw a sequence they had to re-shoot, they did it.

Sabi nga ni Joey, kung hindi sila after the quality of the fi-nished product, puwede nga na-man nila itong pabayaan na lang at ba-ka hindi mapansin ng ordinary vie-wer. But since they care about their pro-ject, hindi ito pinalampas ng GMA Films at nire-shoot ito according to the high standard of the production company. Kaya nga very proud ang GMA Films for this movie and the interest is very high dahil as of last Thursday, over a hundred theaters na naka-book ang pelikula as per theaters bookers’ request.

DAILY INSIDER
by : Dinno Erece

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Andrew Wolff vs. Alvin Aragon

PINAGTULUNGANG bugbugin ni Andrew Wolff and his non- showbiz friend si Alvin Aragon early Friday sa isang Internet café.

Biglang nagulantang ang regular clients of an Internet café sa Tomas Morato nang sumugod si Andrew and a non-showbiz friend by name of Larry daw. Thinking magi-Internet, dumiretso sila kung saan nakaupo si Alvin at hinatak/kinalakadkad ito palabas kung saan pinag-tulungan nilang bugbugin ang StarStruck boy. Na-kabagsak na sa sahig si Al-vin, hindi pa rin niluluba-yan ni Andrew na sobra ang galit kay Alvin at one point, sinunggaban ito at binitbit against the wall.

Walang magawa ang gustong umawat including some well- meaning friends Alvin was with that night dahil napakainit ng ulo ni Andrew and friend. It has something to do with a girl daw by the name of Mitch na sa side ni Andrew ay pinuwersa raw ni Alvin an hour before sa katabing bar. Mitch, it was said, is Andrew’s girlfriend daw at sa sumbong nito kung kaya’t sinugod nila si Alvin. Alvin is now sporting a very big black out and a cut in his lips, kind of shocked after the incident.

There is a second side to this story dahil balitang nagpa-blotter na rin daw ang Mitch laban kay Alvin, so this will not be the end of it.

DAILY INSIDER
by : Dinno Erece

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Yasmien Kurdi at Hokus Pokus

HINDI naman pala totoong aalis si Yasmien Kurdi sa Hokus Pokus, in favor of Bakekang (role niya sa soap bilang si Charming, isa sa dalawang anak ni Sunshine Dizon na bida sa soap).

Tama ang sapan taha na-min nung una pa man na kasama sa ‘publi-city play’ ang ku-nong pag-alis ni Yas-mien sa Hokus Pokus. Sa totoo lang, sa istorya lang ng HP mag-kakagalit sina Rai-nier Casatillo at Yasmien. Tapos, pagpipi-lian ni Rainer sina Nadine Samonte at Cristine Reyes bilang kapalit sa puso niya sa istorya.

Nasa HP pa rin nga-yong Sabado si Yasmien. Iba naman ang istorya ng show ngayon dahil guest nila ang promdi na si Manilyn Reynes. Magka-karoon ng pa-ligsahan sa HP ng mga kaugaliang ginagawa sa pro-binsiya ni Mane tulad ng pagsisibak ng kahoy, pag-igib ng tubig at ang pagbiyak ng niyog.

CUT!
by : Noel Asiñas

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Alessandra de Rossi vs. Jennylyn Mercado

TALAGANG pinanga-tawanan ni Alessandra de Rossi ang pagdedma kay Jennylyn Mercado nang nagkita sila sa taping ng Now Na! (ipapalabas ang episode na ito sa Sept. 20). ’Di kasi plastic si Alex, kapag galit siya ay talagang galit siya.

Samantala, kaibang Alessandra ang matutunghayan sa Mahiwagang Baul ngayong Sunday. Siya’y si Sibuyan, ang babaing mahilig gumawa ng kuwento na ikinagagalit ng kanyang mga kasama sa barangay. Minalas siya nang ginawan niya ng maling kuwento ang isang babaylan. Isinumpa siya. Kaya napunta siya sa ilalim ng lupa. Paglabas niya’y isa na si-yang sibuyas.

Ang episode ng Alamat ng Sibuyas ay sinulat ni Din-no Erece at sa direction ni Argel Joseph at Don Michael Perez. Mapapanood ito pagkatapos ng S-Files.

CUT!
by : Noel Asiñas

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Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas: update

Parating sa araw na ito si Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas galing Istanbul, Turkey minus her two kids at anim na araw lamang siyang mananatili rito. May nakatakda siyang pirmahang kontrata for endorsement at diretso sa pictorial. Pero nakatakda siyang bumalik sa Oktubre 4 at isang buwan naman siyang mamalagi rito dahil dalawang commercial ang kanyang gagawin at kung saka-sakali ay baka simulan din niya ang pelikula sa Regal Films na pagsasamahan nila nina Dawn Zulueta, Gretchen Barretto at Pops Fernandez with Rustom Padilla na ididirek ni Erik Quizon.

— ASTER AMOYO

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Showbiz Stripped

Sina Angel Locsin, Katrina Halili, Camille Prats, Angelica Panganiban, Maui Taylor, Katya Santos, Marky Cielo, Gian Carlos, Mark Herras and Dingdong Dantes.

Sila nga ba ang may maamong mukha ng mga gumagawa ng tama?

At kapag sinubok na ng pagkakamali makakaiwas ba sa pagkakasala?

Oras nang harapin ang katotohanan!

Ngayon aalamin ang kasagutan.

Sabay-sabay nating Hubaran ang Huwaran! sa Showbiz Stripped ngayong gabi hosted by Ricky Lo sa GMA 7.

BABY TALK Ni Salve V. Asis
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/16/2006

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jennylyn Mercado at Mark Herras sa Love to Love

Papasok nga ang love team nina Jennylyn Mercado at Mark Herras sa Love to Love Season 12 nina Lovi Poe at Cogie Domingo, pero ipinaliwanag ng isang source na guest appearance lang ’yun, hindi regular.

Kabaligtaran daw ’yun sa impression ng iba na additional cast sina Jen at Mark para tumaas ang rating nito.

Sa totoo lang daw, hindi naman ganu’n kababa ang rating na tinamo nito last Sunday at katunayan, umabot pa ng 11.5 percent, samantalang ang kalabang programa ay 11.7 percent lang, or a difference of .2 percent.

Gahibla lang ang lamang. Malaking improvement na raw ito sa pilot episode na five points ang talo sa Love Spell.

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Si ‘M’ ang dapat na Bakekang

HINDI siya maramot sa project. Nang lapitan siya ng GMA-7 para hingin ang Bakekang ay hindi niya nakuhang pahindian si Wilma Galvante,” says writer/director Carlo J. Caparas who opened the presentation for the press of the new TV series, referring to his wife, the still ravishing Donna Villa who is considered the quintessential Darling of the Press.

In fact, Bakekang was supposed to be the Christmas offering, if not the film entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival, of Golden Lions Film Productions which the husband and wife own. It is among the hundreds of serialized komiks material of Carlo J. during the late 70s. Its popularity inspired a major studio to adapt on the screen with no less than Nora Aunor in the title role.

Whether it was a hit movie was a different story.

What prompted Carlo to shift from action heroes to a tale of an ugly girl who allowed herself to be pregnant just to have a beautiful baby?

“Kinausap ako ni Don Ramon Roces, may-ari noon ng Atlas Publications na gumawa ng isang nobela tungkol sa babaeng inaapi pero lumalaban. I liked the idea and I was sure many women can relate to the theme. Nagkataon pa na ang women’s empowerment is more felt nowadays than when I wrote Bakekang. Hindi naluluma ang ganitong tema at sa bawa’t Pinoy ay may Bakekang na makikita,” the megman, who is popular in his dark shades and cap, says. “At ang totoo, hindi Bakekang ang original title ng story ko. Ang working title niya noon ay Starlet at Jacoba ang tunay na pangalan ni Bakekang.”

The Caparas couple is pleased with the choice of Sunshine Dizon as the title roler. Her face (in prosthetics) and shapeless figure as she walked down the stairs that night escorted by Jay Manalo became her. In the story, she bore two daughters, the pretty one played by Lovi while the ugly one is portrayed by Yasmien Kurdi.

Sunshine sung the very playful song, “Movie Fan” as theme and we are just wondering how its original singer Celeste Legaspi would react on her (Sunshine’s) version.

Incidentally, there are jokes sent through text about Bakekang. One of them reads:

“Hindi po si Sunshine ang dapat gumanap ng Bakekang kundi si M…(known newscaster of GMA-7).

Bakekang now airs weeknights.

A LITTLE BIT
by : Remy Umerez

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Promo ng sariling movie arm sinisira ng Siyete?

“ANG haba ng hair ni Regine Velasquez!” tili ng isang baklitang kasamahan sa panulat, nang marinig ang news report sa Chika Minute ng 24 Oras tungkol sa “holding hands” issue nila ni Ogie Alcasid.

Sumulpot ang naturang isyu sa kasagsagan pa naman ng promo ng movie nina Regine at Robin Padilla, ang joint venture ng Viva Films at GMA Films.

Sa tv guestings ng dalawa’y “obligado” silang maging sweety-sweety kunwari sa harap ng kamera upang magkaroon ng kiliti ang kanilnag 2nd team-up.

“Kaya nga nagtataka ako kung bakit ginawang isyu ng GMA-7 ’yung diumano’y nahuling magka-holding hands sina Regine at Ogie sa isang okasyon kamakailan, at ibinalita pa ito sa news program ng Siyete.

“’Di ba parang lumalabas na sinisira ng GMA mismo ang promo ng movie ng sister company nila?” litanya ng baklesh, na feeling affected sakaling magkaroon ng negative effect ang box-office results ng pelikula dahil sa pagsingit ni Ogie sa eksena nina Binoe at Regine.

“Ayoko rin yata ang ganitong gimik para sa idol kong Songbird,” hirit pa ng bading naming kausap. “Paano mo naman maipagmamalaki na ma-link ka sa dalawang lalaki, eh, parehong may mga pamilya na sina Binoe at Ogie? At take note, pareho ring problemado ang dalawa sa kani-kanilang mga misis, huh!”

MISMO
by : Ernie Enrile

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Jennylyn/Mark, tutulungan ang Cogie/Lovi loveteam na talunin ang Kim/Gerald duo!

"Wow, nakakatakot naman, kasi hindi pa ako artista, nasa Cebu palang ako, idol ko na sina Mark Herras at Jennylyn Mercado, tapos ngayon, makakatapat na namin sila? Unbelievable but true!" ito ang pahayag ni Kim Chiu nang hingan namin ng reaksyon tungkol sa pagpasok nina Mark at Jen sa Love to Love nina Cogie Domingo at Lovi.

Hindi na raw kasi kaya nina Cogie at Lovi na talunin sa ratings game ang Love Spell nina Kim at Gerald Anderson kaya ipinasok na ang pinakasikat na loveteam ng GMA-7.

Naaliw lang kami dahil survivor talaga sina Mark at Jennylyn, imagine ang Love to Love naman nina Cogie at Lovi ang susubukan nilang iligtas.

Going back to Kim ay very honest siyang hindi niya alam ang resulta ng ratings game ng Love to Love at Love Spell dahil nga super busy siya sa tapings at shooting ng First Day High na first movie nila ni Gerald under Star Cinema.

And speaking of First Day High, walang nagawa ang GMA-7 dahil pino-promote sa kanila ang nasabing pelikula ng Star Cinema dahil bayad sila ng Unilever na major sponsor ng Rexona ‘no?

Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/12/2006

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Metro Manila viewers find GMA Network most credible

LEADING broadcast company GMA Network has maintained the highest trust rating among Metro Manila viewers, according to a recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia.

Pulse Asia’s July 2006 “Ulat ng Bayan” survey reported that GMA Network registered a high trust rating of 70% in Metro Manila, followed by its biggest rival which posted a rating of 59%.

The network’s overall trust rating across the country also slightly improved, with Mindanao posting the most significant gain of 13 points. More impressively, according to the survey, public distrust for the Network significantly declined across the country to a mere 7%.

Meanwhile, Pulse Asia’s probe on GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs programs revealed that 7 out of ten Filipinos nationwide find the programs credible. As in the case of its perceived trustworthiness, Pulse Asia reported that GMA Network registered its highest credibility rating in Metro Manila at 81%.

GMA News and Public Affairs top rating programs include primetime newscast 24 Oras, Saksi I-Witness, Reporter’s Notebook, 100% Pinoy, Debate, Emergency, Imbestigador, Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho, among others.

According to Pulse Asia, the country’s urban centers deliver a higher credibility for the Network’s news and public affairs programs at 75% than the rural areas taken as a whole, which posted 63%.

It is also interesting to note that the younger age groups appear to have a more positive view of GMA Network’s news programs. GMA Network recorded a 76% credibility rating among the 18 to 34 years old age group.

GMA Network also posted a higher credibility rating among college graduates at 76% than among those with an elementary education at best (64%).

Pulse Asia also reported that across the country, television is most cited by the respondents as their primary source of news at 85%.
Peoples Journal
9/10/2006 18:16 PM

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'Eternity' director aping Hitchcock

THE Iza Calzado and Dingdong Dantes tandem gives another glowing performance as the star-crossed lovers, Milagros and Crisanto, in “Eternity”, which got a B rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board.

Direk Mark is aping Alfred Hitchcock in that he does cameo roles in his own films. Here, he plays a passerby that Iza bumps into in the streets of Vigan.

“Eternity” is grand romance done on an epic scale, something we haven’t seen on local screens for quite sometime. If you enjoyed “Moments of Love,” no doubt you will also like this film that has great commercial appeal. Here, it’s not only Iza and Dingdong who give competent performances as sweethearts who face various trials and tribulations during the Spanish regime. Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras are equally good as their counterparts in the present. They get great support from Hilda Koronel as Iza’s mom, Jaclyn Jose as Dingdong’s mom who puts a curse on Iza that affects future generations, Jaime Fabregas as the Spanish priest who is accidentally killed by Dingdong, and Bobby Andrews as the guardia civil commandant desperately in love with Iza and tries to rape her, with tragic results. Also appearing in guest roles are Richard Gomez as the fencing master and Bibeth Orteza as the medium who discerns the link of Mark and Jen to Dingdong and Iza.

HIlda and Iza look so good on screen as mother and daughter. Bagay silang mag-ina. We can’t help but think that they’d be perfect in a remake of “Insiang,” with Hilda now doing the Mona Lisa role as the randy mom and Iza as the beleaguered Insiang.

Production values are definitely better than the usual, particularly the period production design. But the film is a bit overscored, the music swelling and intruding even in scenes that could have been more moving and effective if they were silent.

Mario Bautista
Peoples Journal
9/10/2006 18:14 PM

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Eat Bulaga EB Babes

MGA ‘fresh looking’ ang mga member ng bagong dance group ng Eat Bulaga na kilala bilang EB Babes.

Mga bata sila at magagandang lahat. Ito ay sa opinyon ko. Sa akin kasi, wala akong salitang ‘pa-ngit’ basta sa mga kababa-ihan. Kasi, mahina raw ang aking mata, hindi ko raw nakikita ang pangit sa new dance group.

Sabi ko nga, kanya-kanya tayo ng opinyon! Eh, sa Sex Bomb nga, marami ring pangit, pero never kong si-nabing pangit sila.

May sarat ang ilong, may maluwang ang bibig at iba pa, pero never ko silang tinawag na pangit. Ti-yak din kasi na para sa ka-nilang mga nanay, sila ay magaganda.

At least, walang nanay na magagalit sa akin. Ang kainaman lang sa EB Babes, mga bata pa sila, puwede pang baklasan ng sungay. At nakatulong ‘yung kanilang training bago isinabak sa trabaho.

SCREEN TALK
by : Letty G. Celi

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Enteng Kabisote 3 ni Vic Sotto sa MMFF

Kasabay ng Karma, first shooting day din ng Enteng Kabisote 3 ni Vic Sotto na hinuhulaang mangunguna na naman sa box office ng MMFF.

Halos ganu’n pa rin ang cast na involved pero bumalik dito si G Toengi bilang Ina Magenta.

May surprise daw si Vic Sotto sa pelikulang ito kung saan meron pang isang Ina Magenta na lalabas pero ayaw pa niyang sabihin kung sino ang gaganap.

Tiyak na pag-uusapan daw ang bagong cast nila na isa pang Ina Magenta.

Taga-Eat Bulaga ang isang clue na ibinigay sa amin ni Bossing at bahala na raw kami mamili roon kung sino sa mga co-host niya sa Bulaga ang gaganap sa role na iyun. Malakas ang kutob naming si Pia Guanio ang tinutukoy ng aktor pero ayaw niyang pag-usapan namin ang tungkol kay Pia.

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Friday, September 08, 2006

Rhian Ramos of Captain Barbell: Update

Malaki ang paghanga namin sa bagong nag-aartista na si Rhian Ramos (leading lady ni Richard Gutierrez sa Captain Barbell).

Masuwerte si Rhian na napasama sa isang programa na marami ang sumusubaybay gabi-gabi mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes.

Pero ano itong nabalitaan namin na nag-iinarte raw si Rhian sa taping nu’ng isang araw?

Nag-iiyak daw si Rhian dahil ayaw gawin ang ipinagagawa sa kanya ng direktor.

Pagsasayaw lang ang gagawin niya sa eksena at hindi nila maintindihan kung bakit ayaw gawin iyon ni Rhian.

Kung ayaw niyang gawin, sana ay hindi na lang siya nag-rehearse o nag-ensayo ng sayaw na iyon bago kunan para alam ng direktor at ng mga taga-production na hindi niya type magsayaw sa eksena.

Nasigawan daw si Rhian dahil nabuwisit ang direktor sa pag-iyak-iyak niya.

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Dingdong Dantes Update

Nakausap namin si Dingdong Dantes pagkatapos ng kanyang mga eksena sa Eternity ng Regal at ayon sa kanya, nag-enjoy siya sa syuting nito.

In fact, nag-aral pa siya ng horseback riding at fencing.

Pero dalawang eksena sa Eternity ang nagbigay ng tensyon sa kanya, ayon kay Dingdong. Two most difficult scenes sa pelikula, sabi niya.

Naalaala namin ang sinabi sa amin ni Dingdong nang nanood kami ng pelikula. Ang eksenang ipinahila siya sa kabayo. at ang love scene nila ni Iza Calzado.

Matagal ang mga take ng hinihila siya ng kabayo. Apat na takes at nilagyan pa siya later ng karton sa ilalim habang nakadapa na siya.

At ang love scene -- for the first time, siya ay naka-topless at bareback -- tatlong oras kinunan sa Fort Santiago.

Totoo pala ang balita na mas kumita pa ito kesa previous movie nila ni Iza under the same director, ang Moments of Love early this year.

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GMA-7 Bubble Gang

Sandamakmak pa rin po ang mga ka bulastugan at katuwaan na hatid ng Bubble Gang ngayong gabi sa GMA-7.

Sa KSP EXTREME HOTSHOTS ay may anim na bersyon ang patalastas ng KFC Extreme Hotshots.

Ang DEBATE W/ PARE AND PARE ay spoof ng Debate sa pagho-host nina Bitoy at Paolo Contis.

Sa IBONG ADARNA, may sakit ang hari (Wendell Ramos) na ama ng prinsipe (Antonio Aquitania). Ang makagagamot lamang sa hari ay ang pag-awit ng ibon na kung tawagin ay Adarna. Kaso, ang ibong ito ay tila kalahi ni Darna…

Sa D’ ADVENTURES OF BOY DAGA, magde-daydream si Boy Daga tungkol sa pagiging mahusay na aktor.

Sa BLOOMBERG, sasagutin ni Mr. Sosimo Bakya ang iba’t ibang tanong sa pamamagitan ng telepono.

Sa 7 DEADLY SCENES, ipakikita ni Maureen Larrazabal ang pitong mapanganib na sitwasyon na dapat iwasan upang humaba ang iyong buhay.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Captain Barbell at Richard Gutierrez

Isang common friend nina Dingdong Dantes at Richard Gutierrez ang nag-confirm sa amin na yes, may konting sama ng loob si Dingdong kay Richard.

“Kasi, originally, ’yang Isang common friend nina Dingdong Dantes at Richard Gutierrez ang nag-confirm sa amin na yes, may konting sama ng loob si Dingdong kay Richard.

“Kasi, originally, ’yang Captain Barbell, eh, kay Dingdong talaga. Sobrang gusto ni Dingdong ‘yan. ’Yung Atlantika naman, ’yun ’yong kay Richard. Pero ang lolo mo, ayaw niya, dahil hindi niya feel mag-underwater chuva, kaya ipinalakad niya sa management na mapunta sa kanya ang Captain Barbell.

“At ’yung Atlantika, ’yun ngayon ang napunta kay Dingdong. Pero ayos lang, wala na siyang magagawa, dahil hindi naman powerful sa Siyete ang mommy ni Dingdong!”

Gano’n?

Pero honestly, bagay kay Richard ang Captain Barbell, in fairness. At malay natin, bagay rin kay Dingdong ang Atlantika.

May sinabi sa aming pinakamatinding dahilan ang kausap namin kung bakit ayaw ni Richard ang Atlantika, pero ’wag na, hindi na namin sasabihin., eh, kay Dingdong talaga. Sobrang gusto ni Dingdong ‘yan. ’Yung Atlantika naman, ’yun ’yong kay Richard. Pero ang lolo mo, ayaw niya, dahil hindi niya feel mag-underwater chuva, kaya ipinalakad niya sa management na mapunta sa kanya ang Captain Barbell.

“At ’yung Atlantika, ’yun ngayon ang napunta kay Dingdong. Pero ayos lang, wala na siyang magagawa, dahil hindi naman powerful sa Siyete ang mommy ni Dingdong!”

Gano’n?

Pero honestly, bagay kay Richard ang Captain Barbell, in fairness. At malay natin, bagay rin kay Dingdong ang Atlantika.

May sinabi sa aming pinakamatinding dahilan ang kausap namin kung bakit ayaw ni Richard ang Atlantika, pero ’wag na, hindi na namin sasabihin.

by : Ogie Diaz

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Alessandra de Rossi: update

NAGKAROON ng tension sa taping ng Now Na! nu’ng Martes ng gabi dahil parehong guest sina Jennylyn Mercado at Alessandra de Rossi.

As if you don’t know na ang ugat ng kanilang alitan ay si Jeremy Marquez, boyfriend ni Alex. ’Di talaga nagbatian ang dalawang aktres sa dressing room at sa game proper.

Bale ito ang kauna-unahang pagkikita nina Jen at Alex pagkatapos ng balitaktakan sa print at TV noon.

Nahalata ng Now Na! staff na iritable si Alessandra nu’ng gabing ’yon, kaya kinabahan silang lahat. Buti naman daw at nangibabaw pa rin kay Alex ang pagiging mahinahon.

Dahil member ng A-Three-Bida group si Alex, na siyang mang-ookray sa contestants gaya ni Jennylyn, minabuti na lang ng sister ni Assunta na manahimik at ’di magtanong.

Pinabayaan na lang niya sina Joy Viado at Butch Francisco na mang-okray kina Jen.

Mabuti na lang. Kasi kinabahan ang staff na baka si Jen naman ang mag-walkout ’pag inokray siya ni Alex.

Mapapanood nga pala ang nasabing Now Na! episode sa susunod na linggo, Miyerkules, 8:30 p.m., sa QTV 11.

by : Noel Asiñas

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Yasmien Kurdi, kinunsinti

PANG-ELEVEN na palang branch ng Forever Flawless ang binuksan noong Tuesday sa Petron Bel-Aire Square, Makati.

Gaya ng usual opening at blessing ng iba pang Forever Flawless clinic, star-studded ang nasabing affair.

Of course, nanguna sa guests ang maganda pa rin at seksing si Lorna Tolentino, na siyang itinuturing na signature endorser ng skin care center.

Dumating din ang iba pang GMA-7 stars na sina Pauleen Luna, Ryza Cenon at Alyssa Alano. Halos tapos na ang blessing nang dumating si Mark Herras.

No-show naman si Yasmien Kurdi, na baka ninamnam pa ang encounter nila ng Westlife member na si Shane. Nabalitaan kasi naming binigyan siya ni Vincent del Rosario ng pagkakataon na pumunta sa backstage para ma-meet nga ang kinababaliwang si Shane.

Si Vincent ay anak ni Vic del Rosario, may-ari ng Viva Concerts, na nagdala sa Westlife sa ’Pinas.

Pero Yasmien, next time, you behave kapag nanonood ng concert para ’di ka masabihan ng “shame on you.” Artista ka, kaya you should always behave in public, lalo pa nga’t sa isang concert tulad ng nasa Araneta Coliseum.

Si Nina Jose, former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition housemate, ang latest endorser ng Forever Flawless for the teen market. Nina turned 18 last August 26. Forever Flawless, headed by PR manager Francis Liboro and marketing manager Eileen Marcelo, treated Nina and family to a blowout at Florabel’s sa Podium, Ortigas.

It turned out that the priest who blessed the new branch ng Flawless ay kakilala ni Nina. Fr. Edwin Soliva is a priest sa Don Bosco Chapel. Chaplain din yata siya ng Assumption College, Makati, where Nina finished prep and high school.

She also exchanged pleasantries with fellow Assumption College alumni Cristalle Henares, Dra. Vicki Belo’s 23-year-old daughter. Cristalle has an elder brother, Quark Henares, one of today’s most in demand young movie directors.

He is currently doing Super Noypi for Regal Entertainment. May tatlo pang assignments si Direk Quark, according to Cristalle.

Direk Quark’s first movie was Kokak under Viva Films.

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Richard Gomez, Arnold Clavio, magkalaban sa pagiging gobernador ng Bulacan

Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 09/07/2006

Maraming mga celebrity ang interesadong lumahok sa pulitika sa darating na eleksyon.

Nangunguna rito si Richard Gomez na ang puntirya ay ang pagiging gobernador ng Bulacan. Katunayan ay ipinaayos na nito ang ancestral home ng kanyang lola at umiikot na si Goma sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Bulacan. Kahit si Arnold Clavio yata ay interesado rin sa pwestong ito kaya magiging mahigpit niyang kalaban ang broadcaster sakaling kumandidato rin itong gobernador ng Bulacan.

Sa Maynila ay dalawang malaking celebrities ang magbabanggaan sa vice-mayoralty race—sina Cesar Montano na ka-tiket ni Ping Lacson at Manny Pacquiao naman para kay Ali Atienza na anak ni Mayor Lito.

Para congressman naman sina Isko Moreno at Cita Astals. Gaano rin katotoo na papasok din sa pulitika si Vic Sotto at pinag-iisipan pa rin kung siya’y tatakbong congressman ng Pasig City.

Si Marco Sison na Board Member ng Laguna ay magiging ka-ticket ng gobernadorang si Ningning Lazaro para maging vice-governor nito.

Kahit si Ara Mina ay pinag-iisipan pa kung tatakbong konsehal sa Quezon City.

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The Bakekang in Sunshine Dizon

Some things happen unexpectedly which may either be good or bad, happy or sad like what Sunshine Dizon experienced. She was overwhelmed when she was tapped to portray the role of Bakekang, a character played by Nora Aunor in the 1978 movie version of Bakekang.

Tears of joy welled in Sunshine’s eyes when she received the good news. "I thought I did a mistake upon learning that Ms. Wilma Galvante wanted to talk to me in her office. It never crossed my mind about the role and I wished before to be cast in Atlantica since my co-stars in Encantadia are there. That’s why I’m happy upon hearing the news."

Bakekang is GMA 7’s latest tele-drama offering to premiere on Sept. 11. Created by Carlo J. Caparas, the tele-drama is a comics classic serialized in Bondying Komiks which was popular in the ’70s. The story is about a woman with a kind heart who has experienced mockery since childhood because of her ugly face. But she is not the type who will wallow in pity and be trampled upon as she is determined to change the course of her life and aims to be impregnated by an American in the hope of having a beautiful child.

She gives birth to twin daughters who did not look the same as one turns out to be beautiful. Bakekang takes good care of beautiful daughter Kristal, whom she later pushes to be an actress while she neglects the other child, Charming. Through Kristal, Bakekang will feel the kind of attention she longs for.

Although Sunshine and Bakekang differ in appearance, they share many things in common like being a fighter and someone who can rise above the odds. Sunshine cleared the rumor that she walked out in one of her tapings. The truth is she was hospitalized and had a second epidural shot of steroid for her spine problem before the taping started. People didn’t know about her lower back problem and Sunshine already talked to the management and production people to allow her to tape not exceeding 12 hours. "That might be the reason why they misinterpreted that I walked out. My spine problem might lead to something more serious like I may be paralyzed if I take chances not to rest but I do try to tape for my part as long as I can. I’m glad the production people understand my situation," says Sunshine. Luckily, no operation is needed for her back.

Sunshine considers Bakekang her most challenging TV role which requires more acting effort and concentration. She studied the character and prepared physically and emotionally. It takes a lot of patience to sit some time for her prosthetics and exert some force in atrocious scenes like the slapping, hair-pulling and pushing faces to the ground so as to make the story more realistic.

It is inevitable to compare her to Nora who played the role in its movie version. However, Sunshine deserves the part as she has seen in award-winning performances which earned her accolades like the FAMAS Best Child Actress award in Kahit Butas ng Karayom, Papasukin Ko with Fernando Poe Jr., Star Awards Best Dramatic Actress for TV for Magpakailanman, Golden Screen Awards Best Drama Actress and Gawad Amerika Best Drama Actress for her portrayal as Pirena in Encantadia.

Without a doubt, the 23-year-old actress has bloomed not only in looks but also in talent. She says drama is her forte and comfortable crying on screen. She admires Maricel Soriano and Cherie Gil’s acting skills.

Off cam, Sunshine is not conscious of her physical looks even in going out to the malls. She loves to wear plain white shirt and jeans with her hair in ponytail.

"I may not be as good as the Superstar but I’m trying my best to play the role to give televiewers worth their time watching the show. I also wish to achieve even half of Nora Aunor’s acting ability," says Sunshine.

Although she’s playing the lead, Sunshine is not taking all the pressures to her shoulders as her co-stars are important in the story. It will not be interesting without them, she says.

The cast includes Sheryl Cruz, Manilyn Reynes, Lovi Poe, Yasmien Kurdi, Jay Manalo, Victor Neri, Cogie Domingo, Tyron Perez, Gladys Reyes, Julia Clarete, Nadine Samonte, Iwa Moto, Marky Cielo, Dion Ignacio, Arci Muñoz and Vangie Labalan.

"Like a chain, me and my co-stars complement each other’s acting to be effective in touching the hearts of the televiewers and in delivering the story," Sunshine ends.

By Bot Glorioso
The Philippine Star 09/07/2006

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Body Talk with Tyron Perez

Starstruck since he was a kid, Tyron Perez grew up a farmer’s son in Concepcion, Tarlac, with the rice fields as his playground. He’s the youngest among six children.

"My father and I would rise with the sun," said Tyron (real name: Jojo) who quit his Fine Arts studies (freshman at the Bulacan State University) when he joined the GMA star-search StarStruck (first batch, with Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado). "There, on top of the carabao, I would dream showbiz. I would imagine myself acting with Kris Aquino, my crush and my idol. Until I was in high school (at the Benigno Aquino National High School), my dad and I would milk our carabaos early mornings and sell the milk. Sometimes, we would sleep in the middle of the rice fields when we had to water the seedlings (nagpapatubig ng palay)."

He dreamed. He believed. And he survived the StarStruck challenge, finishing among the finalists and thus taking his first step toward his dream of stardom.

"Besides being an actor," said Tyron, 20, "I’m also fond of painting scenery, that’s why I decided to take up Fine Arts."

Asked who he would like to paint in the nude, he smiled, "Kris Aquino, of course!"

After a brief role ("So brief that I appeared only in one sequence") in OctoArts Films’ Malikmata, Tyron was cast in Regal Films’ Happily Ever After. And now comes his biggest break as the lead in Centerstage Productions’ Twilight Dancers, fourth in a series by Ricky Lee, after Lino Brocka’s Macho Dancer, and Sibak: Midnight Dancer and Burlesk King, both directed by Mel Chionglo who also directed Twilight Dancers which will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (starting this weekend).

Together with Chionglo, Lee and co-star Allen Dizon (who play the aging dancer together with Lauren Novero; with Kris Martinez and Terence Baylon also as the new macho dancers), Tyron is leaving tomorrow for Toronto, his first trip to that part of the world (he has been to Japan and Singapore before on pleasure trips). Also in the cast are Cherry Pie Picache, Ana Capri, Arnell Ignacio, Joel Lamangan, Jerry Sineneng, Glaiza de Castro, J.E. Sison and I.C. Mendoza.

"I’m nervous," said Tyron (who plays a kontrabida in the new GMA soap Bakekang). "Toronto is very scary."

Tyron stands 5’11", weighs 155 lbs., has a 33-inch waistline, and wears small-size underwear/shirt and size-11 shoes.

What was your first reaction when you were offered the role of a macho dancer?

"I trusted my manager, Tito Dougs (Douglas Quijano). He told me that the role required a butt exposure, frontal nudity and a torrid love/kissing scene with William Martinez (playing a gay). The script is good, the director is a respected person in the industry and the co-stars are good. So, why not?"

How did you feel during your love scene with William?

"Nakaka-nervous. It was the last scene to be shot, so I really prepared for it. Matagal ‘yung kiss namin. It was the first time for a guy to kiss me. I am, you know, ‘innocent.’ I haven’t tried it even with a girl."

How else did you prepare for the role?

"We had a workshop. Real macho dancers taught us how to dance. We also toured the gay bars."

Did you work out?

"I did. I had to be slim because I’m supposed to be a beginner macho dancer, bagito. I used to weigh 170 lbs. After working out, I lost several pounds. I also had to slim down for the Bench show (at the Araneta Coliseum last June)."

What workout did you do?

"I work out at home, not in the gym. I used the exercise gadgets of my cousin – dumbbells, etc."

Favorite sport?

"I used to play basketball. But my favorite sport is arnis de mano which I studied for two years with an expert. We usually practised at the Quirino Grandstand. Our team was even invited to do an arnis exhibition at Ateneo. I won a silver."

What part of your body is your favorite?

"My cheeks, pisngi."

And what part do you think needs improvement?

"My legs. They’re thin."

What turns you on in a girl?

"The butt, mala-Jennifer Lopez. I like sexy girls."

How’s your love life?

"I have a girlfriend – Charee Pineda. She was with me in the Holiday Cheesedog commercial. (My other commercial is for Head & Shoulders.) She used to be a kontrabida in (GMA’s) Ikaw sa Puso Ko. Now she’s on Let’s Go (ABS-CBN). She’s only 17. When we go out on dates, her mother comes as her chaperone."

Who’s your favorite fantasy?

"Kris Aquino."

If stranded on an island with Kris, what would you do?

"I would be speechless at first. Then, I would ask her, ‘If we were of the same age, mata-type-pan mo kaya ako?’ She’s also from Tarlac, di ba?"

What diet did you follow?

"I didn’t eat rice; I ate practically only tuna every day and bread. I’ve maintained that diet, although every now and then I eat rice, but only very little."

What’s your favorite food?

"Sinigang na baboy, tuyo and dilis. I should get used to eating more vegetables. But I try to eat lots of fruits. My favorite is grapes, ‘yung medyo nalalamog na."

What vitamins do you take?

"Only vitamin C."

How much liquid do you take?

"Not much water. Sometimes I forget to drink. I should drink more."

Hard drinks?

"Not much. Social drinking lang when there’s an occasion."

Are you clean-living?

"Yes, I am."

Do you smoke?

"No, I don’t."

Have your tried drugs?

"Never!"

How much sleep do you get per night?

"Not much if I have work. Otherwise, I sleep for hours. I’m usually asleep at 9 p.m. I’m not fond of gimik. My friends would say, ‘Tyron, come with us; ikaw na lang ang hindi namin nakakasama sa gimik, a.’ Sorry na lang, I’m not gimikero."

How do you unwind?

"In the province. I go to the fields with my old friends."

What’s your favorite sleep wear?

"Boxer’s shorts, without shirt."

What’s the last thing that you do before you go to sleep?

"Wash my face."

And the first thing that you do when you wake up?

"I wash my face."

Do you apply anything on your face?

"Moisturizer."

Favorite perfume?

"Cartier."

Name three guys you think have nice bodies.

"Andrew Wolfe. Richard Gomez. Wendell Ramos."

And three women...

"No. 1 is Kris Aquino, of course! Lucy Torres-Gomez. Dawn Zulueta."

Using body language, how would you make a girl know that you admire her?

"I would wink at her. And then I would look at her eye-to-eye."

FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo
The Philippine Star 09/07/2006

(E-mail reactions at rickylo@philstar.net.ph)

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3

DO you want to be the next Pinoy Pop Superstar? This may be your last chance to make your dream come true as the search for the next singing sensation, Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3, stages its grand audition on September 5 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. For the first and possibly the last time this year, Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3 will hold its grand auditions in one big venue that can house thousands of

young Filipino hopefuls who must possess first-class singing ability as well as versatility and whose age range is between 15-23 years old. Applicants must bring a copy of their birth certificate, photos and a minus-one CD they can use to showcase their talent.

Unlike the usual auditions held in various satellite areas, the grand auditions will be held inside the Premiere Cinema of SM Mall of Asia starting as early as 10 a.m. Making the grand audition truly distinctive is the presence of Pinoy Pop Superstars Jonalyn Viray and Gerald Santos with the show’s judges, namely, Danny Tan, Director Floy Quintos and Director Ronnie Henares. Applicants will also get tips from session mentors in charge of dancing, stage presence and personality development: Director Louie Ignacio, Andrew Ferraris, Director Freddie Santos and Sushi Reyes.

Glittering gowns, wardrobes and standees of Regine and Pinoy Pop Superstar grand finalists will also be displayed in the lobby of the cinema to provide further inspiration to the aspirants.

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by : Mario E. Bautista

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Angel Locsin mas kilig kay Alvin kesa kay Piolo Pascual

Huh? May gano’ng isyu? Na parang hindi na nahiya si Angel Locsin kay Piolo Pascual nu’ng dumating si Alvin Patrimonio sa launch ng San Mig Coffee nila at hindi siya nakapagpigil at kilig na kilig pang sinabi na fan na fan siya ni Alvin?

We don’t think na na-offend si Piolo Pascual doon. Juice ko, malawak naman ang pang-unawa ni Papapi para hindi maintindihan ang isang batang damdamin na nailabas lang ang labis na paghanga nu’ng makita ang kanyang idol.

Ninerbiyos nga si Angel, eh. Halatang nanginginig nu’ng makita si Alvin. Hindi kaya nasobrahan siya sa pag-inom ng SanMig Coffee, kaya hindi namalayang si Piolo pala ang leading man niya sa naturang coffee in sachet commercial at hindi si Alvin?

BADING
by : Ogie Diaz

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Long queues for Starstruck Auditions

“STARSTRUCK,” THE ORIGINAL HOMEgrown artista search, launches its fourth season today on GMA 7’s noontime variety shows “SOP” and “SOP Gigsters.”

The shows will have satellite programs in Cebu, Iloilo and Davao, portions of which are expected to interrupt the airing of “SOP” and “SOP Gigsters” live from the GMA 7 main studios in Quezon City.

But the main action is expected outside the studios nationwide when application forms for auditions are distributed.

Remote telecasts


“We expect thousands to come to the studios and the other locations on Sunday,” said Janine Nacar, “Starstruck” program manager.

Last year, about 15,000 people lined up for the application forms as early as 4 a.m. The number is expected to swell as the age requirement for candidates has been raised from 15-17 to 16-21.

Remote telecasts will be held in SM City Cebu entertainment plaza, SM Davao entertainment plaza and at the lower ground floor entertainment plaza in SM City Iloilo.

Hosting the Cebu telecast are singers Karylle and April Aryana, with the talent search’s season one runners-up Ranier Castillo and Yasmien Kurdi, season three’s Ultimate Female Survivor Jackie Rice and finalists Bugz Daigo and Rea Nakpil.
In Davao, Rufa Mae Quinto and KC Montero frontline the show that also features finalists Iwa Moto, Janna Roxas, Kristine Reyes, Vivo Ouano, Vaness del Moral and CJ Muere.

Updates

Jay-R and Kyla are the main hosts in Iloilo, with Ultimate Survivors Mike Tan (season two) and Marky Cielo (season three) and finalists Christian Esteban, Jade Lopez, Mike Tan, Sarah Larson and Gian Carlos.

Hourly updates on the status of application form distributions and various “Starstruck” trivia will be aired all day today starting with “Love 2 Love” until “Mel and Joey.” The updates will be hosted by Jolina Magdangal.

By Nini Valera
Inquirer
Last updated 09:48pm (Mla time) 09/02/2006

Published on page F1 of the September 3, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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GMA StarStruck The Next Level Auditions

TODAY, September 3, GMA Network stages a grand Kapuso Nationwide Invasion as it invades key cities to launch StarStruck The Next Level, the fourth wave of the original reality-based artista search. Airing live on SOP this Sunday is the simulcast of StarStruck The Next Level’s launch in several points all over the country: SM Cebu, SM Iloilo and SM Davao. Viewers will also get a chance to win one of seven cellphones to be given away on the same day by texting hosts DINGDONG, JOLINA, or RAYMOND to 4627.

Yes, it’s time again for showbiz hopefuls to chant the popular “Dream, Believe, Survive” mantra. StarStruck The Next Level Open to aspirants aged 16 to 21.

Having a talent scout or agent is now no longer a limitation as survival is the
key to this one-of-a-kind StarStruck season. Applications will be given away at StarStruck The Next Level’s launch in the SM malls in Cebu, Iloilo and Davao as well as in GMA Network’s 11th Jamboree entrance for Manila-based applicants.

Audition schedules and requirements will be announced in the live SOP launch as well as in the live updates within the GMA shows: Love to Love, S Files, Ang Mahiwagang Baul, Pinoy Meets World, and Mel and Joey.

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Eternity: Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado, Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado

MOTHER Lily and supervising producer Manny Valera have nothing but praises for the four major stars of “Eternity”: Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado, Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado. “They didn’t give us any headaches during the shooting,” says Mother Lily. “Even when their shooting was in far off locations like Ilocos and Batangas, very professional sila.”

“And they’re all so cooperative when it comes to promoting the film,” adds Manny.

“They appeared in all the mall shows we scheduled for them and they also appeared in GMA sitcoms to plug ‘Eternity’ kahit wala silang bayad doon. Really, wala kang mairereklamo sa kanila.”

But more than that, Elaine Carriedo, the line producer of “Eternity” who was mistaken by a writer as the wife of Robin Padilla at the Urian rites, says the
film is of superior quality. “Panlaban sa international festivals ito,” she gushes.

“If viewers enjoyed Direk Mark Reyes’ ‘Moments of Love’, all the more they would love this as the twin love stories of the two pairs of lovers will hook them from start to finish. Talagang matatangay ka sa sweep ng kuwento. This is also more superior technically, lalo na ang musical score ni Alan Feliciano who used a choir headed by Bayang Barrios for the most touching moments. The cinematography naman by Jay Ilao is so polished as the film was even brought to Thailand for kinescoping to make sure malinis talaga ito. All those who’ve seen the final film agree this is the cleanest local film they’ve seen on screen. The entire post-production is seamless so it can really compete abroad. Add to that the fine acting of the entire cast, including Hilda Koronel and Jaclyn Jose whose confrontation scenes really sizzle dahil pareho silang award-winning actresses na hindi matatawaran ang galing. The film has so many highlights everybody has his or her own moment to shine.”

“Eternity” will have its premiere at SM Megamall on Monday, September 4, and opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 6.

FREEHAND
Mario Bautista
People's Journal

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‘Love To Love’ to end with a bang

AFTER two years, highly-rated Love To Love bids the air waves adieu via a lavish musical/magical event, featuring today’s newest screen partners Lovi and Cogie Domingo.

For this month, Love To Love presents Jass Got Lucky, a funnier and more romantic love tale about Jasmine (Lovi), a handicapped orphan who works in the school canteen.

Marami siyang pangarap, pero dahil sa kanyang kapansanan, hindi ito nagkakaroon ng katuparan. Until one day, when a mysterious lady gives her a pair of magical high-heeled shoes na kapag isinusuot niya’y nagbabago ang kanyang kaanyuan. She then becomes Angel, ang bagong Crush ng Bayan.

Kay Jass/Angel iikot ang istorya, hanggang makilala niya si Rico (Cogie), isang frustrated rocker.

Kung may bida sa istorya, mayroon ding kontrabida: si Paris (Bianca King), who’ll do anything para huwag mahirang si Jass na Campus Queen.

Veteran actor/comedian Joey Marquez plays Coach Gabby. Also in the cast are Alyssa Alano, Ryza Cenon, Iwa Moto, Nikki Bacolod, Vaness del Moral, Arci Muñoz and Chuck Allie.

Sa direksyon ni Mark Reyes, Jass Got Lucky features original compositions of OPM hitmaker Ogie Alcasid. Likewise, Lovi gets the chance to promote her Lovi: The Best Of My Heart album under the Sony/BMG label.

By Ben Dela Cruz

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