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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Oyo Sotto at Angel Locsin, breaks up

HINDI na inabot pa ng bagong taon ang relasyon nina Oyo Sotto at Angel Locsin. Nag-break na ang dalawa nung Dec. 28. Sayang, ilang araw na lang ay New Year na. Pero hindi na ito nahintay ng dalawa.

Walang binanggit na matinding dahilan si Angel kung bakit sila naghiwalay ni Oyo. Hindi rin daw totoo na pinagseselosan ni Oyo ang kapareha ni Angel sa Asian Treasures na si Robin Padilla kaya sila ang-break.

Ang sinasabi lang dahilan ni Angel ay ang kakulangan nilang pareho sa time kaya nauwi sa hiwalayan ang lahat. Masyadong busy si Angel sa kanyang mga trabaho sa GMA-7 kaya wala na siyang panahon na makasama si Oyo.

Magkaganun man, kahit hiwalay na raw sila ni Oyo ay kaibigan pa ri niya ito.

“Hinding-hindi ko kalilimutan ang panahong nakilala ko siya. Magkaibigan pa rin kami kahit na ganito ang nangyari,” wika pa niya. Link to original post.

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Enteng Kabisote 3, not worthy for Best Picture?

Hindi nakadalo ang mga alaga ni Tita Becky Aguila sa ginanap na 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival Awards night sa Aliw Theater nung Biyernes ng gabi.

Ayon mismo sa staff ng GMA-7 ay may sakit si Angel Locsin at kasalukuyang naka-confine sa St. Luke’s Hospital kaya’t mag-isang dumating si Richard Gutierrez bilang isa sa representative ng Mano Po 5, Gua Ai Di.

Samantalang si Jennylyn Mercado naman ay nilalagnat na at gustong pumunta sa nasabing event, pero nanlalambot kaya’t nagpatingin din sa St. Lukes’ Hospital at na-diagnose siyang may broncho pneumonia at kailangang magpahinga ng isang buong linggo bukod pa sa bawal magpuyat kaya raw on and off ang fever ng isa sa bida ng Super Noypi.

Samantala, tsika ng mga TV reporter na naghahanap kay Angel sa awards night ay, "Iba-ibang kuwento ang narinig namin, sabi dinamdam ang break-up nila ni Oyo Boy Sotto kaya hindi dumalo, may nagsabi namang naka-confine nga kasi hindi nakayanan ang nangyari at ‘yung isa, ayaw daw kasing makita si Oyo kaya hindi dumalo, e, wala rin naman si Oyo, hindi rin dumating."

Anyway, lovers’ quarrel daw ang nangyayari ngayon kina Oyo at Angel at ang ikinatataka namin ay bakit nadadawit ang name ni Bing Loyzaga, bilang third party?
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As expected, maraming kumuwestiyon kung bakit nanalong Best Picture ang Enteng Kabisote 3 ni Vic Sotto sa nakaraang 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night dahil ni wala raw itong napanalunang minor awards kaya’t paano siya lumusot bilang best picture?

Dagdag din ni Celia Rodriguez na nagpahayag ng "You can quote me on this, I’ve seen all the movies and I can say that they’re all basura except our movie Ligalig," na ikinaloka ng mga nakarinig.

Maging si Star Cinema producer Malou Santos ay nagpahayag ding karapat-dapat na ang Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo ang Best Picture, pero nasa second place lang.

At maging ang mga taga-MMFF ay either Ligalig, Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo at Mano Po 5 ang hihiranging Best Picture, "Nagulat din kami, hindi rin namin ini-expect na Enteng ang winner, nagkatinginan nga kaming lahat, eh. Pero may criteria raw, ibinase sa boxoffice, e, di ba number one ang movie ni Vic Sotto, pangalawa kina Judy Ann (Santos) at Ryan (Agoncillo) at pangatlo ang Shake, Rattle and Roll 8?"

"So far sa Best Picture lang naman nagkaroon ng kuwestiyon, the rest of the winners ay deserving naman, di ba?" balik-tanong sa amin ng taga-MMFF. LInk to original post.

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Jennylyn Mercado at Mark Herras loveteam to be stopped

Tiyak na malulungkot ang mga fans ng dating mag-sweetheart na sina Jennylyn Mercado at Mark Herras dahil ngayong 2007 ay paghihiwalayin na sila ng kanilang mother studio, ang GMA-7.

Hindi si Mark ang leading man ni Jennylyn sa kanyang bagong teleserye, ang Super Twins na pinagsasamahan nila ni Nadine Samonte kundi si Dennis Trillo at si Mark naman ay balak isama ng GMA sa isa pang teleserye, ang Asian Treasures na pinagbibidahan naman nina Robin Padilla at Angel Locsin.

Speaking of Angel, hindi siya puwedeng pormahan ni Robin dahil may Oyo Sotto na siya at aware dito si Robin na hindi ikinakaila na maganda at sexy ang kanyang bagong kapareha sa Asian Treasures. Alam din ni Oyo Boy ang abilidad ni Robin pagdating sa babae pero hindi umano siya nai-insecure dahil may tiwala siya sa kanyang girlfriend na si Angel. LINK is here.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Top 20 ng StarStruck 4 The Next Level

Ipinakilala na sa press ang Top 20 ng StarStruck 4 The Next Level, hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Jolina Magdangal with Raymond Gutierrez.

Ang masuwerteng nakapasok ay 10 girls at 10 boys, aged 16-21: Aljur Abrenica of Pampanga, Chad Burden of Cebu, Chariz Solomon of Pasay, Dave Valentino of Marikina, Dex Quindoza of Manila, Hazel Uy of Cebu, Jan Manuel of Laguna, Jean de Castro of Mandaluyong;

Jesi Corcuera of Pasay, Jewel Mische of Bulacan, Kiko Junio of Pampanga, Kris Bernal of Quezon City, Lizzy Pecson of Pampanga, Lui Perez of South Cotabato, Mart Escudero of Cavite, Paulo Avelino of Baguio, Prince Stefan of Iloilo, Renee Lascuna of Davao, Rich Asuncion of Bohol and Stef Prescot of La Union.

Sila ang maglalaban-laban para makapasok sa Final 14. This early, maingay na sina Lizzy, Prince, Jesi at Dave dahil may mga issue at intriga na sa kanila.

Si Prince, pagpasok pa lang ay kontrobersyal na, dahil sa claim na anak siya ng Prince ng Saudi Arabia. He mentioned the name of his father, pero super-haba at mahirap tandaan. Isyu ito, dahil marami ang duda kung totoo ang claim niya.

Napaiyak siya sa presscon habang ini-interrogate tungkol sa ama and honestly, hindi pa rin namin alam kung paniniwalaan siya o hindi.

Si Lizzy naman, ang issue sa kanya’y ang pag-i-endorse ng condom na, aniya, ay last year pa. Ang explanation niya rito, nanalo siya sa isang beauty pageant at part ng premyo ang nasabing endorsement.

Pero wholesome raw talaga ang gusto niyang linyahan, kaya pumasok sa StarStruck.

Si Jesi naman, after Aiza Seguerra, ang pangalawang babae sa showbiz na umaming lesbiana. Si Dave, carbon copy ni Sam Milby ng PBBCE ng ABS-CBN. Kung tutuusin, younger version siya, pero magkahawig na magkahawig pati sa boses.

Sa Dec. 31, magkakaroon ng elimination. Gaganapin ito nang live sa Raja Sulayman Park sa Baywalk. Puwedeng mass elimination ang mangyari, kung saan ay anim ang matatanggal at ang matitira’y automatic na Final 14. Puwede rin namang dalawa o apat ang matsutsugi.

Bukod sa mga boto ng council na sina Lorna Tolentino, Louie Ignacio at Douglas Quijano, puwede ring bumoto ang publiko via text.

To vote, just text StarStruckname of survivor and send to 2344 (Globe and Touch Mobile) and 367 (Smart and Talk ’N Text).LINK is here.

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Philippines’ Next Top Model updates

Noong bisperas ng Pasko ay kasama namin ang pamilya Gutierrez sa kanilang bahay sa White Plains.

Kumpleto sila at pati si Ramon Christopher na half-brother nila ay nandoon.

Masayang-masaya sina Annabelle Rama at Eddie Gutierrez dahil kapiling nila sina Ruffa, Yilmaz Bektas, Lorin Gabriella at Venezia Loran.

Kitang-kita rin namin sa mukha ni Yilmaz ang kasiyahan dahil kasama siya ng pamilya Gutierrez noong Pasko. Masaya si Yilmaz habang pinagmamasdan niya ang mga anak na sina Lorin at Venice na nagbubukas ng mga regalo.

Dapat ay noong araw ng Pasko ang balik ni Yilmaz sa Istanbul, Turkey, pero dahil nag-enjoy siya sa ‘Pinas, aba, dito na rin daw siya magnu-New Year, huh!

Nasa Baguio ngayon ang pamilya Gutierrez kasama si Yilmaz at enjoy raw sila roon.

"Nag-enjoy si Yilmaz, kaya kinalimutan na muna niya ang business meetings niya sa Turkey at hanggang New Year na siya rito," sey ni Ruffa sa amin.

Si Ruffa naman, magtutuluy-tuloy na raw para sa pagsisimula ng taping ng Philippines’ Next Top Model sa Enero 13. LINK is here.

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Angel at Richard, perfect match

Tama si Ms. Lorna Tolentino na strong support siya sa Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di dahil halos pumantay na siya sa exposure ng mga bidang sina Richard Gutierrez at Angel Locsin.

Simple lang ang kuwento ng MP5 na katulad ng mga naunang Mano Po movies, ang basic conflict ay ang pagmamahalang Pinoy at Chinese.

Very light ang atake nito na bumagay sa young cast kesa kung ginawa itong madrama at masyadong seryoso.

As usual ay matino ang pagkakadirehe ni Direk Joel Lamangan at pawang nag-deliver ang kanyang mga artista. Okey ang timpla ng comedy at love story. Type namin ang pagtatampok sa mga pagkaing Chinese at ‘yung mga eksenang nagluluto ang mag-lolang Angel at Ms. Boots Anson-Roa, sana lang ay medyo hinabaan pa ito at mas nabigyan ng highlight.

Sobrang guwapo ni Richard Gutierrez sa screen at hanep ang moviestar aura. Cute siya bilang young veterinarian na nainlab sa hindi niya kalahi.

Perfect match sila ng ever beautiful na si Angel Locsin, na hindi lang maganda kundi mahusay pang aktres. Kwela si Ms. LT bilang purong Chinese na ina ni Angel na kontrang-kontra sa Pinoy na si Richard.

Halos lahat ng eksena ay nandu’n siya pero pinakaaliw kami sa celfone scene ni Ms. LT na kiyemeng may kausap siya, wala naman pala!

Ang ganda-ganda ng exposure ni Christian Bautista sa MP5. Tailor-made sa kanya ang role ng isang sikat na Asian singer na kababata ni Angel at naging ‘sagabal’ sa pagmamahalan nito at ni Richard.

Very sympathetic ang character ni Christian at kahit ‘panggulo’ siya sa magka-loveteam ay hindi siya lumabas na kontrabida.

In fairness ay ang laki ng in-improve ng kanyang akting. Swabeng-swabe ang dating ni Christian at never siyang nagkulang o nag-OA sa kanyang mga eksena.

Kargado siya ng tamang emosyon kaya naantig kami sa tagpong nagpapaalam na siya kay Angel at siya na lang ang lalayo at magpaparaya. Sana, mabigyan agad ng follow-up movie si Christian.

‘Katuwa ‘yung pagsisingit ni Direk Joel ng mga dream sequence gaya nu’ng well-choreographed fight scene nina Richard-Christian in full Chinese martial arts costume.

Medyo nanghinayang lang kami sa kapansin-pansing pagbabago ng kulay at texture ng pelikula sa ilang eksena dahil ang ganda-ganda pa naman ng look at color ng movie, tapos ay biglang nagkagano’n. LINK is here.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Angel Locsin update

At around this time last year, Angel Locsin was in her sickbed, reeling from a bad bout with dengue. The dreaded disease felled her in the US, where she was filming a starrer with Richard Gutierrez.

Today, however, to say that Angel is in the pink of health is an understatement. She topbills the Metro Filmfest entry with Richard, Regal Films’ Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di. That day of the presscon for the movie, she just got home at 6 a.m. from a taping of her upcoming GMA 7 reality show with Robin Padilla, Asian Treasures. Right after the late morning presscon, she was due to head straight to a mall to promote a skin product, of which she is the endorser.

Someone right smack in the throes of middle age (ouch!) will ask: How come she doesn’t get sick? Other stars her age end up in the hospital due to fatigue. But not Angel. What powers does the girl have?

"I take vitamins," she smiles, as if staying up on her toes despite a killer schedule is the most natural thing in the world.

Of course, at 20, age is on her side. But there’s something else, folks. That something is discipline.

When Robin practically babied her after someone accidentally bumped her on the set and Angel fell on her knees, she was the first to brush everyone’s fears aside.

"I’m okay," she said. As simple as that. No fuss, no ifs and buts. The extra attention the accident brought about embarrassed Angel. "Robin is very caring. But I might get spoiled," she explains. And so the show went on after Robin quickly devised a concoction of eficascent oil, Omega pain killer, etc. and applied it as poultice over the bruised part of Angel’s body.

When Richard gave up his seat for Angel on the set of Mano Po 5, she balked once more. She already told Richard to take a seat as she’d rather stand up.

"I wanted him to sit down. I didn’t want anyone to think I was so pa-girl," says Angel.

Told that she is her home network GMA 7’s fair-haired girl, Angel demurs and refuses to take credit for it.

"I think it’s just a matter of picking someone who best fits for the role," she relates.

This attitude spells the difference between a here-today-gone-tomorrow performer and someone whose star will continue to shine bright for years to come.

Angel indeed thinks in the future tense these days, with her list of preferred leading men (aside from Richard, that is) clear in her head. High on that list is Piolo Pascual, Angel’s partner in the ongoing San Mig coffee commercial.

"Working with him proved that we have rapport," she explains. "I know I will learn a lot from Piolo."

Also on Angel’s wish list of leading men are Jericho Rosales and Dingdong Dantes.

Angel would have loved working with the late Fernando Poe Jr. But all she can do now is turn green with envy whenever she sees fellow Mano Po 5 star Boots Anson-Roa in an old movie with Da King.

Angel’s regret in this area, however, is easy to ignore in the face of all the bright things lined up for her next year.

She will leave for Bangkok next month and visit Thailand for the first time to tape episodes of Asian Treasures, which will replace Captain Barbell. She still has a Valentine movie, again with Richard.

"I must work hard to pay the bills for my house," she says, referring to a P9-M mansion she is building for her family (target date of completion is February).

She can still count on her Oyo (Sotto) to be there, of course. The lovebirds are now enjoying a much-needed break in Bantayan Island (Cebu), where they will stay for three days. On the 29th, they will head straight to Loyola Memorial Park, Parañaque, to join the family in marking Miko Sotto’s third death anniversary.

"Oyo and I haven’t seen each other for weeks," Angel reveals. No wonder they’re making up for all the lost time through their Bantayan getaway.

But she has no reason to complain. When you have movie and TV assignments falling on your lap; when your face is flashed on TV every commercial break, with an avalanche of endorsements to boot, what more can you ask for?

"An acting award would be a nice Christmas gift," she replies without batting an eyelash.

That’s a wish only the Metro Filmfest judges can give come awards tomorrow night. Link is here.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Richard Gutierrez, LUPIN

Kulang-kulang na P2M pala ang nagastos ni Richard Gutierrez sa magkakasunod na Christmas parties na nag-share siya ng kanyang blessings.

Sabi sa amin ng madir niyang si Tita Annabelle Rama, kasama na roon ang Christmas party ni Richard para sa showbiz press, pati na ang Christmas party ng Captain Barbell at Nuts Entertainment.

Bukod sa sari-saring appliances at cash prizes ay hindi nawawala ang Lechon Cebu na si Tita Annabelle mismo ang umoorder.

Ideya raw ni Richard ang magkaroon ng malaking thanksgiving party para sa entertainment press na matagal na niyang gustong pasalamatan.

Kinabog ni Richard ang pa-Christmas raffle ng ibang TV network sa bongga ng mga ipinamahagi niya sa press.

Sey ni Tita Annabelle, bukod pa roon ang Pamasko ni Richard sa kanyang pamilya, mga kasambahay (20 ang kanilang katulong) at pati sa bangko ay namudmod ito ng datung dahil masyadong blessed ang binata.

Siyanga pala, ipinakita ang teaser ng bagong GMA show ni Richard na Lupin nu’ng premiere ng SRR8. Para siyang si James Bond sa kanyang suot na white suit, with matching three sexy girls — sina Katrina Halili, Ehra Madrigal at Rhian Ramos. LINK to article

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

GMA Network sinenovela

GMA Network will once again prove that it is the prime mover in Philippine television as it continues to change the landscape of local entertainment programming. This time, it makes another landmark move as it introduces the newest programming genre that would soon make waves on local TV: the “sinenovela.”

In line with its commitment to bringing innovative and superior quality entertainment, GMA-7 will soon air the TV serialization of five well-loved movies: “Saan Darating ang Umaga,” “Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin,” “Sinasamba Kita,” “Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap,” and “Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan.” Under the umbrella title “sinenovela,” five hit movie titles released by Viva Films will be turned by GMA-7 into blockbuster TV dramas through the creative genius of its pool of talented writers. GMA-7 has also enlisted the help of the most-respected film and television directors to take the helm in these sinenovelas, and plans to gather today’s biggest stars to once again bring to life the unforgettable characters in each one.

Who could forget “Sinasamba Kita,” which starred Lorna Tolentino and Vilma Santos, a compelling story about half-sisters—with the illegitimate younger daughter adoring her older sister—who later become rivals in love and life? And who didn’t fall in love with “Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin,” wherein Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion portrayed lovers who got married at a young age, whose relationship eventually collapsed but will realize later how strong their love is in the end. Also memorable was “Saan Darating ang Umaga,” a heart-wrenching masterpiece about how a child who became a family’s source of joy later unwittingly becomes the cause of all their grief, which starred the late Nida Blanca, Maricel Soriano, Nestor De Villa, and Jaypee De Guzman.

Two other star-studded blockbuster dramas—“Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan,” which is about a complex love triangle whose characters were portrayed by Vilma Santos, Dindo Fernando, and Hilda Koronel, and “Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap,” a gripping family drama which featured a powerhouse cast that included Hilda Koronel, Christopher de Leon, Gloria Romero, Eddie Garcia, Amy Austria, Michael de Mesa, and Isabel Rivas—will also soon leave audiences riveted in their seats in the TV versions on GMA-7.

The sinenovelas are surely something to be excited about, since it would be a great chance for today’s generation to appreciate the movies that once made such an impact in the country’s film industry and the minds of movie-goers—this time through a daily series on the small screen. It also means a trip down memory lane for Philippine movie aficionados, albeit with a much more extensive storyline fit for TV dramas and with different but likewise talented artists portraying the characters with which they once identified. GMA-7 is sure to create another milestone in Philippine television with these soon-to-air sinenovelas. LINK is here.

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Yilmaz Bektas watched Mano Po 5

Napanood namin sina Richard Gutierrez at Angel Locsin sa Mano Po 5 at tuwing may magaganda silang eksena ay nagpapalakpakan ang mga tao. Ang iba’y sumisigaw ng "I Love You Richard" o "I Love You Angel."

Nag-compliment ang kaguwapuhan ng aktor at kagandahan ng aktres at ang ganda nilang pagmasdan lalo na sa kanilang pag-iibigan.

Ang galing ng lahat ng artistang kasama sa movie lalo na si Lorna Tolentino kaya naniniwala ang lahat na mananalo itong Best Supporting Actor.

Maganda rin ang mensahe ng Mano Po 5 kung saan handang ipaglaban ng isang tao ang pagmamahal sa nobya kahit magkaiba ang kanilang tradisyon.

Sa kabilang banda, dumating si Yilmaz Bektas kasama si Ruffa Gutierrez para suportahan si Richard na kahit di maintindihan ang Tagalog ay tinapos nito ang palabas dahil nag-enjoy ang Turkish hubby ni Ruffa sa panonood. Link to post.

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Raymart Santiago update

IF there is anyone who is in cloud nine in GMA7’s Monday comedy show, ‘Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita,’ it is Raymart Santiago (who plays Toto). Wife Claudine Barretto is on the family way, at last. But although they will have a baby of their own, they say their adopted daugher, Sabina will remain their ‘beloved baby.’

Meanwhile, ‘Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita’ continues to reap good ratings. The production people continue to work hard to make the show even better. The cast, from Pilita Corrales, to Joey Marquez, Benjie Paras, Richard Gomez, Vangie Labalan, Bearwin Meily, Alicia Mayer and Maureen Larrazabal, would like to wish their avid viewers a merry Christmas. And may they remain loyal in the coming New Year and make ‘Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita’ their number one in the list of shows from GMA7. LINK

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Starstruck finalists

Dalawampu na ang natira sa finalists sa Starstruck pero hindi pa pala tapos iyun dahil magkakaroon na naman ng tanggalan para maging final 14.

Sa first week of January ay labing-apat na lang ang ang matitira kaya kabado pa rin ang contestants.

Pwede pa silang matanggal kung hindi sila magpapakita ng talent sa challenges na ipinapagawa sa kanila.

Karamihan sa mga napili namin ay natanggal na kaya wala na kaming ideya kung sino pa ang may karapatang maiwan sa final 14.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Renew Placenta

May ‘relaunch’ ang Renew Placenta sa Kabisayaan ngayong Sabado (Disyembre 23) sa Gimmick Restobar, Dumaguete City.

Imbitado sa event na ito sina Shekaina Lasola (Ms. Dumaguete 2006), Gennebelle Raagas (2005 Ms. Earth-Philippines) at Catherine Untalan (2006 Miss Earth-Air).

Dadalo rin dito si Rae Carrera (endorser ng Renew Papaya Fruity Soap).

Ang host ng event ay si Mark Xander Fabiliar (Hari ng Negros 2006).

Para sa mga detalye, makipag-alam sat el.# 743-2467 o cell# 0918-578-0389.

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GMA7 fundraising

Samantala, may fundraising concert ang mga empleyado ng GMA7 sa Disyembre 27, 8NG, sa Music Museum.

Pinamagatang Give Love on Christmas Day: A Benefit Concert, mabibiyayaan nito ang mga kapwa Kapuso na may breast cancer tulad ni Genevieve Torrejos, isang empleyado ng GMA na matapang na nakikibaka sa breast cancer.

Tampok sa concert si Kyla, kasama ng mga finalists ng Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3, Shamrock, 6Cyclemind, Callalily, Faith Cuneta, Protein Shake, Roxanne Barcelo, Champagne Morales at UP Manila Chorale.

Makakabili ng tiket sa Ticket World outlets (lahat ng National Bookstores, Robinson’s, Tower Records at Ayala Center. Tumawag sa 8919999 o 9280705. LINK is here.

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Enteng Kabisote 3, Okay Ka Fairy Ko: updates

Tumambad sa amin ang maraming magagandang dahilan kung bakit magiging top grosser muli ang Enteng Kabisote 3, Okay Ka Fairy Ko, The Legend Lives On and On, noong manood kami sa premiere night nito last Thursday evening.

Sa SM Megamall Cinema 10 pa lang nagbadya na kung paano dudumugin ng mga tao ang Vic Sotto starrer sa simula ng Metro Manila Film Festival sa Pasko. Umapaw sa tao ang sinehan, pati sa mga aisles, sa ibaba at itaas punung-puno. Hanggang sa mga daanan palabas, nagsiksikan ang mga taong nakatayo!

Isa sa mga puntos ng Enteng Kabisote ay ang maganda’t pampamilyang kwento nito–na ang hatid sa mga manonood, bata man o matanda, ay mga positibong kaugaliang Pinoy. Marami ngang ganito sa pelikula– kahit sabihin pang isang komedya’t pantasya–na kapupulutan ng magagandang aral.

Ang tambalan namang Vic Sotto at Kristine Hermosa, lalong napapamahal sa moviegoers, higit pa kapag napanood ang bago nilang pagsasama. Magaan ngang dalhin si Kristine, palibhasa mahusay na artista, bukod pa sa ubod ng ganda.

Marami pang mga kwelang characters na nadagdag sa bagong Okay Ka Fairy Ko na nagbigay ng ibayong saya at kulay sa ikatlong pakikipagsapalaran nina Enteng at kanyang pamilya.

Kahit nga hindi kagandahan si Allan K, na naging bagong mukha ni Inang Magenta (G Toengi) naging higit namang riot ang mga tagpo na ang karakas na ni Allan ang suot ng reyna ng Enkantasia. Daig pa kasi ang sinumpa ng pitong mangkukulam si Inang Magenta nang palitan ng mukha ni Allan K. Sa face pa lang ng stand-up comic, hagalpakan na ng tawa ang mga nanonood.

Marami ngang mga bagong comic situations sa Enteng Kabisote 3, tulad ng pinangako nina Vic Sotto at Direktor Tony Reyes. Buti na lang ang lahat ng mga kasunod kong nakaupo sa isang row ay pawang mga kabataan, na all throughout the movie ay malutong na tila chicharon ang tawanan.

Pulido naman ang pagkagawa ng mga parteng pinakita ang dalawang Vic Sotto characters, pati na ang kanilang fight scenes, hanggang bumalik sa pagkabutiki ang alien; hindi ang tunay na Enteng, ha!

Pati ang mga tagpong sumali ang mga guest stars tulad nina Joey de Leon, Pia Guanio at Tito Sotto, kwelang-kwela.

Si Pia ang gumanap sa papel na Darling, dating kakilala ni Enteng, na pinagselosan ni Faye (Kristine). Si Joey naman ang may alagang baklitang giant monster na nagbalik kina Vic at Jose sa lupa upang sagupain na nila ang alien na nagkunwaring Enteng sa kanilang tahanan ni Faye.

Pati ang mga trick shots, special effects, tiyak na papalakpakan ng masang Pinoy at matutuwa silang lahat dahil nakakagawa na tayo ng ganitong klaseng pelikula tulad ng Enteng Kabisote 3. Visit this link.

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Iza Calzado updates

When Iza Calzado was invited to host At Your Service Star Power, a service-oriented program on QTV 11, she never hesitated to take the job. She regarded it as a fulfillment of a long-time dream to be part of the network’s News and Public Affairs department, and be of service to her less-fortunate countrymen, just like her idols Jessica Soho and Vicky Morales.

Long before, she already yearned to have her own show that serves people and be able to give them hope. She confesses that whenever the staff of other service-oriented programs visit their taping, she would always wonder if she could also possibly have a similar show. When At Your Service was to be aired on QTV when the channel was launched more than a year ago, Iza became the top choice to host it.

As a constant figure in fantasy-themed series of GMA, as Amihan in Encantadia and as Cielo in Atlantika, Iza is a household name and her roles have portrayed her as a woman of power and defender of the weak.

In reality, though, she is not the superwoman who can solve our country’s major social problems. She also seeks the help of her colleagues in accomplishing the show’s mission. Iza, together with her guest celebrities, goes to poor communities around the country to give people the help they need – like a new day-care center or playground for the children or medical services. She is glad some of her guests found the experience so overwhelming they even volunteered to be in the show once again. But their powers are not enough. Thus, she also calls on some companies to help her advance the show’s causes.

Having been exposed to the poorest parts of the country in her year-long stint with the show, Iza believes the government should prioritize its housing program. For her, every Filipino family should have a decent home to protect them from humiliation, illnesses and nature’s unforgiving elements. People’s frame of minds are somehow changed when they are properly sheltered. It makes them feel more dignified to have a place to go home to at the end of the day, says Iza.

Iza always has a soft spot for children. She believes they are the most vulnerable victims of greed and indifference. With proper care, attention and education, we can somehow change their future and let them become worthy citizens of the country.

Iza is a genuine altruist. She confides that she prefers to spend her birthdays at Philippine Children’s Medical Center in lieu of showbiz parties, just to be with the unfortunate children she cares so much about. Being there for her and sharing those precious moments with these little angels give her a humbling experience worth remembering.

For Iza, Christmas is a year-round event. She embodies the true spirit of sharing even when the carols, the lanterns and the blinking lights are gone. Visit the link here.

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Richard Gutierrez plays Santa

Gauging by the prizes (a Magic Sing, a ref, aircon, DVD player, cash, etc.) raffled off and the near-perfect attendance, Richard Gutierrez’s thanksgiving get-together last Sunday with the movie press could easily romp away with the "Party of the Season" award, bigger in fact than those hosted by some companies.

He enjoyed playing Santa Claus.

"I have so much to be thankful for not only this year but in previous years," said Richard (with twin brother Raymond) who came to the party huffing and puffing from a whole-day promo for Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di, Regal Films’ 2006 Metro Filmfest entry in which he co-stars with, among others, his perennial loveteam-mate Angel Locsin, playing a light-comedy role that gave him a much-needed breather from the rigorous, very physical role he’s doing in the top-rated GMA show Captain Barbell. "What else am I wishing for this Christmas? Nothing else, except of course that the shower of blessings will continue."

Taking over the interview, Richard’s mom Annabelle Rama said, "Richard is a good son. Very kind, very obedient, very helpful and very generous not only with his brothers and sister (Ruffa) but with us, his dad Eddie and I, and even the household help that has been with us even long before he and my other children were born."

He shares his blessings – and how!

"Among my children, except Ruffa, it’s Richard who’s enjoying a boom in his career. Siya ang nakakalamang. He’s not selfish. He wants (younger brother) Ritchie Paul to succeed as a rapper, so he produced Ritchie Paul’s CD. It was Richard who opened Ritchie Paul’s mind to music."

Last year, Richard surprised dad Eddie with shares at an Alabang golf club as Christmas gift.

"Richard knew that his dad is an avid golfer, so he chose that gift for him. He knows that I’m crazy about bags, so he has been giving me all kinds of bags. Not many people know that Richard also donates to churches (St. Claire, Manaoag, Quiapo, Sto. Niño, etc.) every month. Hindi siya maramot."

The Gutierrezes usually hold a party for the household help on Christmas Eve and Richard, just like his siblings, never fails to give a gift for everybody, including the maids’ children and their relatives.

"I’ve been luckier this year than in previous years," said Richard.

Even before the GMA fantaserye Mulawin (made into a movie by GMA Films and Regal Films, an entry in last year’s Metro Filmfest) ended, Richard had already been tapped to topbill a new one, Sugo, followed by Captain Barbell which will climax early next month. Besides Mano Po 5, he starred in another film, I Will Always Love You, also with Angel Locsin.

"His team-up with Angel is like those of Susan Roces and Eddie (Gutierrez), and Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon," Annabelle pointed out. "In real life, there’s nothing romantic between Richard and Angel and yet they click onscreen."

Off camera, Richard’s girlfriend is commercial model Georgina Wilson (niece of Gloria Diaz, now studying in Australia) while Angel is going steady with Oyo Sotto.

Asked if he is, maybe unwittingly, sacrificing his love life, Richard said no.

"Georgina is busy with school and I’m busy with my career," explained Richard. "We both have our priorities. She understands the demands of my work."

For more than a year now, Richard has been living alone in his own condo unit but he hardly sleeps, often dozing off in his van as he shuttles between sets. "He hasn’t totally enjoyed his bed," said Annabelle. "In February next year, he’s taking a two-week vacation. He deserves it."

To keep up with his back-breaking schedule, Richard pumps himself with health foods and vitamins, working out as often as his schedule permits. His constant companion is Rudy, a Waray who has been with the Gutierrez family for years, starting as the alalay (factotum) of Eddie.

"Like my other children," said Annabelle, "Richard is God-fearing. The whole family hears Mass on Sundays and after dinner, we hold a bull session."

This Christmas, the whole family will be together after a long time . Ruffa and daughters Lorin and Venice arrived Sunday last week and her husband, Yilmaz Bektas, is expected from Istanbul anytime now.

What’s her usual reminder to Richard?

Said Annabelle, "Not to let success go to his head...For him to be careful with people who are out to take advantage of his generosity...to invest his money in real estate and save for the future because stardom is not forever...to be professional and show respect especially for older stars and to treat the ‘small’ workers (crew members, extras, etc.) just as nicely...to be punctual on the set so that he won’t make other people wait."

Meanwhile, let’s excuse Richard as he resumes playing Santa Claus. Visit the link here.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

GMA 7’s StarStruck, 38 finalists

As the process of selection and elimination in this year’s batch of GMA 7’s StarStruck The Next Level artista hopefuls continues, the number of aspirants is getting smaller.

The 80 aspirants selected from over 9,000 youngsters who auditioned in the reality artista search conducted nationwide underwent another round of eliminations that left only 40 good-looking and talented young men and women.

Although beauty and talent are vital in suviving the search, honesty and a sense of responbility are also plus factors. Two aspirants were disqualified after the screening committee conducted a background check on each contestant.

Randolf Stamatelaky was discovered to be overaged while Amira Bartell failed to submit one requirement come deadline time.

Their disqualification left 38 contestants who showed off their talents recently before the StarStruck council composed of Lorna Tolentino, Douglas Quijano and direk Louie Ignacio. It was the first live eliminations of the search that marked the end of the eight aspirants’ shot to showbiz fame.

As one of the council members, Douglas judges the contestants according to personality. He gives weight on looks as he believes everybody has a talent just waiting to be developed.

"If I will just base my judgment on talent alone it is better to look for someone from PETA. It’s more difficult to find those with the X-factor," he explains.

Among the remaining contestant survivors, Douglas noticed that there are many who have star potential.

Direk Louie, on the other hand, finds the contestants all good-looking but he cannot tell right now who will click with the audience. He will get to see on the coming days who among them will stand out.

"Like now, those who passed the screening gained more confidence. It only means they will try to improve some more to get the judges’ nod," he says.

Direk Louie knows whereof he speaks. As one of the StarStruck judges for the last three editions, he never judged wrongly. He and his fellow judges decided to give the likes of Mark Herras, Jennylyn Mercado and other winners of the search the chance to make it big in the biz.

But the decision does not come solely from the judges. It also comes from the management and televiewers’ text votes.

"It feels great when our (council members) bet wins which only means that we, the management and televiewers have seen a potential in him/her," Lorna says.

She, Douglas and direk Louie are one in saying that the remaining survivors are good-looking, but they have yet to see the extent of each contestant’s ability.

Since Monday, the survivors have been going through an acting challenge. Each tries his or her acting skill via a scene from Bakekang. The cast of the dramaserye like Sunshine Dizon, Yasmien Kurdi, Rainier Castillo, Manilyn Reynes, Jennifer Sevilla and Nadine Samonte act with the remaining contenders.

Through each survivor’s acting ability, the judges will determine who they will eliminate. Every night, two survivors will bid goodbye.

Who among them will make it until the finals night? Each survivor who dreams of being the next young star should believe in his ability to survive. Please visit this link.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Daisy Siete ng SexBomb

Kahit pinintasan ni John Lapus ang Daisy Siete ng SexBomb girls, hindi maipagkakailang ito ang number one afternoon show ng GMA 7.

Compared to S-Files kung saan ay segment host si John, mas nagre-rate ang Daisy Siete, lalo na ang kanilang ‘Moshi-Moshi Chikiyaki’ na madalas lampas 20% ang ratings.

At ang S-Files na kinabibilangan ni John? Naku, ilang buwan bang inilampaso ng The Buzz ang show na ‘yan?

Hindi ba’t bumagsak ang ratings ng S-Files simula nang pumasok diyan si John?

Anyway, ang sabi ni Joy Cancio (producer ng Daisy Siete), ayaw na niyang mag-react pa sa sinabi ni John na pangit ang kanilang show.

Basta pinagbubuti raw nila ang Daisy Siete at thankful si Joy na magaling ang direktor niyang si Pat Perez. Link is here.

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Ara Mina not jealous of Jennylyn Mercado

Dumating na kahapon ng umaga si Ara Mina kasama ang kapatid niyang si Cristine Reyes galing Europe.

Sinalubong agad ng mga intriga ang magkapatid dahil kasama nila sa concert tour na iyun si Janno Gibbs.

Nilinaw ni Janno na walang dapat iintriga sa kanila ni Cristine. Minsan daw ay nakakausap pa ni Bing si Cristine kapag tumatawag ito nu’ng nasa Europe sila.

Labing-apat silang nag-iikot sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Europe at nag-enjoy sila dahil nakapagbakasyon na rin.

Nagulat si Ara sa intriga kina Polo Ravales at Jennylyn Mercado. Hindi raw siya apektado sa ganu’ng intriga pero itatanong daw niya ito kay Polo kapag nagkita sila.

Tinanong ng Startalk si Ara kung pagseselosan ba niya si Jennylyn.

"Itanong ko kaya kay Alessandra kung kailangan kong magselos?" biro ni Ara sabay halakhak.

Hindi raw siya naniniwalang gagawin iyun ni Jennylyn sa kanya dahil aware itong may relasyon sila ni Polo.

Makakasama raw ni Ara si Polo sa Pasko pero hindi pa niya maisip kung ano ang ibibigay niyang Christmas gift. Link is here.

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Tanya Garcia and Governor Mark Lapid update

Itinanggi ni Senator Lito Lapid na kontra siya kay Tanya Garcia para sa anak niyang si Pampanga Governor Mark Lapid.

Sabi niya kahapon sa solo presscon niya sa Dulcinea para sa filmfest entry niyang Tatlong Baraha, walang katotohanan ‘yon dahil hindi niya pinakikialaman ang lovelife ng kanyang mga anak.

Medyo nagulat din siya nu’ng may magbanggit na inamin na ng bunso niyang si Maynard na nobya nito ang young star na si Jill Yulo.

Ani Sen. Lito, hindi niya alam ang tungkol doon at nabasa na lang niya ito sa diyaryo.

Hindi niya maiwasang mapangiti kapag tinatanong siya ng press tungkol kay Melanie Marquez.

‘Kaaliw ‘yung hirit niya na nakaapat na asawa na si Melanie, pero hanggang ngayon ay palaging siya pa rin ang itsinitsismis dito samantalang ang tagal nang tapos ng kabanata nila.

Ngumiti lang din si Sen. Lapid sa suggestion na mag-aral din siya ulit gaya ni Melanie na gumradweyt kamakailan ng cum laude.

May tatlong taon pa siya sa kanyang termino bilang senador pero wala nang atrasan ang pagtakbo niya bilang alkalde ng lungsod ng Makati.

Ayon kay Sen. Lito, may pribilehiyo ang mga senador na bumalik sa puwesto nila sakaling hindi magwagi sa anumang posisyon na tatakbuhan nila sa local elections.

Aminado ang actor-turned-senator na kahit anong gawin niya ay hindi siya makasabay sa mga kasamahan niya sa Senado dahil isa lang siyang hamak na high school graduate.

Aniya, trak-trak na libro yata ang inaral ng mga kapwa niya senador, samantalang siya ay nagmula sa mundo ng pelikula.

Nu’ng mga panahong nagpapakadalubhasa ang mga ito sa pag-aaral ay ‘yun ang panahon na sumisirku-sirko siya sa kanyang mga pelikula, kung saan nakilala siya at naging sikat na action star.

Local governance aniya ang kanyang linya kaya nais niyang maging mayor ng Makati, na ayon sa kanya ay hawak dati ng mga Yabut na Kapampangan din katulad niya. Wala raw siyang problema sa residency dahil matagal na silang may bahay sa Magallanes Village.

Si Lito at ang mga anak na sina Mark at Maynard ang mga bida sa Tatlong Baraha na dinirehe ni Toto Natividad.

Si Sen. Lito si Leon Guerrero, si Mark si Julio Valiente at si Maynard si Zigomar, na pawang nagmula sa mga karakter na pinasikat noon ni LL.

Kahit maaksyon at may mga baril-barilan ay pambata raw ang Tatlong Baraha dahil hinaluan nila ito ng fantasy element para bumagay sa Pamaskong pestibal. LINK is here.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Kwon Sang Woo, Korean actor

Dumating sa bansa si Kwon Sang Woo (‘Cholo’ sa koreanovelang Stairway to Heaven) noong Linggo at hindi napigilang kiligin ang mga babae’t bading na nakakita sa kanya dahil sa sobrang kaseksihan niya.

Nagulat siya dahil mas kilalang Cholo pala siya rito sa Pilipinas at sikat na sikat siya lalo na sa mga batang dinalaw niya sa Tondo.

Nandito si Kwon para sa launch ng The Faceshop na ini-endorse niya.

Si Kwon ang napiling Sexiest Man Alive nu’ng nakaraang June sa website ng The BeautifulMan.com at hiyang-hiya siya nang itinanong namin ito sa kanya.

Hindi raw siya aware na sexy siya. Wala na nga raw siyang gaanong panahon na makapag-workout dahil sa sobrang puno ng schedule niya.

Kapag may panahon daw siya, saka lang siya nakakapag-training.

Bale pangalawang punta na ni Cholo rito sa Pilipinas at natutuwa siya dahil maraming koreanovela na palabas dito sa atin.

Sobrang hinayang naman si Yasmien Kurdi dahil siya dapat ang mag-i-interview kay Cholo pero hindi ito natuloy dahil alas-dos nang madaling-araw na siya nakatapos ng taping sa Starstruck at meron pa siyang commitment sa Cabanatuan.

Sobrang crush pala ni Yasmien ang sikat na Korean actor. Link is here.

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Father of Paolo Contis had an accident

Naaksidente ang ama ni Paolo Contis noong Linggo nang madaling-araw habang binabaybay nito ang EDSA pauwi ng Mandaluyong.

Nasa taping sa Batangas ang aktor nang nakatanggap siya ng tawag mula sa kanyang ama na naaksidente ito.

Akala ni Paolo ay minor lang ang aksidente dahil nakakausap pa niya ang kanyang ama pero nang bumalik siya ng Maynila at nakita ang kotseng gamit ng kanyang ama, biglang kinabahan siya dahil total wreck ang kotse. Nang makita ni Paolo ang Daddy niya, lalo siyang kinabahan dahil maga ang mukha nito at meron pa itong tahi sa ulo.

Parang wala lang ito sa ama niya pero alam ni Paolo matindi ang tama na tinamo nito sa naturang aksidente.

Gustong linawin ni Paolo na hindi lasing ang kanyang ama habang nagmamaneho ito.

Nakainom daw ito pero talagang umiinom daw ito ng beer kapag kumakain. Hindi raw ito lasing na lasing, taliwas sa sinasabi ng ilang taga-MMDA.

Nagpa-test na raw ang kanyang ama at negative daw ito sa report na lasing na lasing habang nagmamaneho.

Nagpasalamat pa rin si Paolo dahil hindi ganun kalubha ang nangyaring aksidente at ligtas na ang kanyang ama. Link is here.

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Sheryl Cruz's Christmas

Ilang beses na rin namang nag-Pasko si Sheryl Cruz at ang kanyang pamilya sa New York. Doon nakadestino ang kanyang husband na isang pulis. Ngayong bongga ang takbo ng kanyang showbiz career, gusto niyang dito naman mag-Christmas. May movie kasi siyang kasali sa MMFF ang Shake, Rattle and Roll 8 ng Regal Films at di niya ito maiiwan.

Sa New York, umaatikabong lakaran ang mga tao kapag sumasapit ang Pasko, lahat nagmamadali. Wala ring Simbang Gabi kaya miss na miss ni Sheryl ang Paskong Pinoy na sa kabila ng hirap ng buhay, kahit nga barong-barong, may munting Christmas tree at Christmas lights.

Hindi akalain ni Sheryl na magki-click siya sa kontrabida role.

"Noong araw kasi, palagi akong sweet. Ewan ko ba, biglang nagbago ang papel ko," sabi ni Sheryl sa presscon ng Shake Rattle and Roll 8. Matatalim ang mga mata ni Sheryl kung makatingin kaya’t epektibong kontrabida. At tanggap na rin niya ang mother roles. Wala siyang pakialam kung mas mukha pang matanda ang gumaganap na anak niya.

Nakakaya namang sabayan ni Sheryl ang mga bagets na gumaganap bilang anak niya, kahit alangang maging anak niya. Napapansin nga niya, maraming young stars ngayon ang biglang sumisikat. Hindi kaparis noong panahon nila, na kailangang tumulay ka sa alambre para ka maging bida. Di tulad ngayon na sumali ka lang sa mga contest at kapag nanalo ka, star ka agad bigla. Link is here.

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Jolina Magdangal's wedding on hold

At 28, Jolina Magdangal is ripe for marriage, especially now that she had found the "perfect lifetime partner" in the person of lawyer Albert "Bebong" Muñoz, 33, her boyfriend of six years (on Jan. 19 next year).

But how come Jolina is putting their much-talked-about wedding "on hold"?

In an exclusive interview with Funfare Monday afternoon at Annabel’s Restaurant after she signed a one-year contract as endorser of the Sundance Direct Sales Line (clothes, shoes and bags), Jolina explained why.

"Our focus at the moment is the elections in May next year," said Jolina who looks more petite and doll-like with her new short hairstyle. "It’s hard to get married while we will be busy with the campaign. It takes time to prepare for a wedding."

Which simply means that when Bebong starts campaigning for his congressional bid (for the second district of Caloocan City), Jolina will be beside him, all right, but she won’t yet be Mrs. Bebong Muñoz, contrary to what many people are expecting.

Bebong has come back for good from the US where he worked as a lawyer for a few years, purposely to devote his time to public service.

"Politics is not an alien territory to me," Bebong once told Funfare. "Even as a student, I helped campaign for some candidates."

This early, Jolina has been accompanying Bebong on "familiarization" visits to the various barangays in Caloocan City’s second district.

"We go to wakes," said Jolina, "we attend fiestas, we get invited to the coronation of local queens including gays."

Jolina has no objections to Bebong’s foray into politics.

"We have talked about it long before," said Jolina. "I am 100 percent behind him in whatever he does."

Asked if she herself would run for any public office, Jolina smiled.

"No. I leave it to Bebong. Hanggang suporta lang ako sa kanya."

Thus, with the election campaign just behind the corner, how can Jolina and Bebong attend to wedding preparations?

"We can always do it after the elections."

Win or lose?

Incidentally, did you know that since she was 18, Jolina has done more than 60 commercials and product endorsements (starting with Sunsilk and with the Rebisco commercial as the latest)?

Monday’s Sundance contract-signing was attended by Sundance managing directors Peter Yu and Joao Pajaro, national sales manager Joseph Aguilar and marketing/operations manager Vicky Rivera.

"Sundance will keep up with Jolina’s image as a fun fashionista and trend-setter," said Rivera. Please visit link.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Jennylyn Mercado: cyst sa boobs

Inoperahan pala ng cyst sa boobs si Jennylyn Mercado noong December 11 sa V. Luna Medical Center.

Ang takot na bumuka ang tahi ang rason kung bakit ’di sumayaw sa promo ng Super Noypi sa SOP kahapon at sa dance concert ni Mark Herras kamakailan.

Nag-request itong kakanta na lang sa kanilang promo habang nagpapagaling ng operasyon. Marami raw tinanggal na cyst sa dalaga, pero okey na siya and in fact, darating siya sa premiere night ng movie sa Dec. 22, 7 p.m., sa Cinema 10 ng SM Megamall.

Gusto niyang marinig ang comments ng tao sa mga ginawa niyang stunt. Visit this link.

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Cogie Domingo, news update

WE saw a different Cogie Domingo at the presscon tendered by One Greenhills Shopping Plaza which stands at the corner of Eisenhower and Annapolis streets, just beside the Montessori School in Greenhills, San Juan. He looked tired but has maintained his macho image and ready smile for everyone.

Together with his father, Atty. Rod Domingo, a well-known human rights lawyer who handled the Ozone Disco fire victims, among other controversial cases, Cogie is part-owner of the retailing business establishment. Atty. Domingo and Cogie enjoin entrepreneurs to invest in this four level edifice that houses more than 300 stalls aimed for fashion apparels, shoes, bags, demo products, food carts, packed foods, fashion accessories, watches,jewelries, toys, novelty items, gift items, home decors, cosmetics and fragrances, health and beauty products, cellphone, electronics services and more.

One Greenhills Shopping Plaza will have its soft opening on January 8, and will formally open its doors to the public on January 12. For inquiries, call Ms. Benjie (mall manager) 09178850594, Judith – 0906369704, Letlet – 09217406764 and Wilson 7215973. Visit this Link

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Polo Ravales at I.C. Mendoza

Kahapon sa S.O.P. ay katsikahan namin sina Polo Ravales at I.C. Mendoza.

Nandoon si Polo para sa promotions ng Super Noypi. Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 naman ang ipino-promote ni I.C.

Habang naghihintay sila ng production numbers nila, tsumika-tsika muna sila sa amin.

Nalokah kami kay Polo dahil sexlife namin ang inusisa niya!

Excited naman si I.C. sa pakikinig, pero hindi namin sinagot ang ‘forbidden question’ ni Polo kung sinu-sinong taga-showbiz ang naka-sex na namin!

Mahirap na at baka maeskandalo kami!

Anyway, si Polo naman ang binalingan namin. Tinanong namin siya kung enjoy ba siya kapag nakikipag-sex at kung nagpapa-B.J. (blowjob) ba siya?

"Lahat naman yata ng lalaki, eh, nag-e-enjoy magpa-B.J. Ako, enjoy ako, pero hindi ako magkukuwento, ha!" sey niya sa amin.

Si I.C. naman ay na-excited sa dialogue ni Polo at bigla yatang nag-ilusyon ang bading na mahada si Polo!

Anyway, hindi na lumala pa ang kuwentuhan naming tatlo dahil tinawag na sila para sa kanilang promo. Visit Link

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Sexbomb, lumuha sa 'Eat Bulaga'

Noong Sabado ay tuluyang natuldukan ang gusot sa pagitan ng SexBomb Girls at ng ilang taga-Eat Bulaga.

Nag-guest nga sa noontime show ng Siyete ang mga alaga ni Joy Cancio.

Pati sina Mia Pangyarihan at Sugar Mercado na nagkaroon ng matinding away noon ay nagkaayos na rin.

Ang karamihan sa SexBomb Girls ay napaiyak sa eksenang ‘yon.

Matagal-tagal na kasing gusto nilang maayos ang gusot sa pagitan nila at ng mga taga-Eat Bulaga.

Sabi ni Joy, hindi nila pwedeng ikaila na malaki ang naitulong sa kanila ng programa.

"Sa Eat Bulaga nagsimula ang SexBomb, kaya ang luwag-luwag na ng pakiramdam ko ngayong naayos na ang gusot na ito. Very thankful ako at tinanggap ni Ma’am Malou (Choa-Fagar) ‘yung pag-a-apologize namin.

"Malaking tulong sa amin si Tito Joey (de Leon). Basta, thankful kami at nakatuntong na naman ang SexBomb sa Eat Bulaga!" sabi ni Joy.

Samantala, nilinaw ni Mia ‘yung intriga na noong unang makipag-ayos sila kay Tita Malou ay hindi siya sumang-ayon.

Masama raw kasi ang loob niya kay Sugar, kaya hindi siya sumipot sa Broadway Centrum studio ng Eat Bulaga noong unang puntahan nina Joy at SexBomb girls si Tita Malou.

"Actually, nagulat din ako sa intrigang ‘yan. Kasi may iba pang nang-iintriga.

"Ang totoo, pumunta ako ng Broadway Centrum, pero na-traffic ako. Pagdating ko roon, pababa na ang SexBomb Girls at pati si Ate Joy.

"May iba pa kaming commitment, kaya isinama na nila akong umalis. Hindi na ako nakapasok pa ng studio ng Eat Bulaga.

"Pero ‘yung sabihing ayoko kasing makipagbati dahil may galit ako kay Sugar, that’s not true.

"Bakit naman ako magkokontrabida pa? Saka sa Daisy Siete lang naman ako kontrabida, sa totoong buhay, tahimik lang ako.

"Ayoko na rin ng away, na kaya natutuwa ako na okey na ang lahat.

"Masaya ako na pati kami ni Sugar, eh, okey na rin talaga," sabi ni Mia.

Sa ngayon ay gusto nila na tuluyang kalimutan ang naging gusot nila noon ni Sugar at ng iba pang mga taga-Eat Bulaga. visit link.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

All Star ‘K’

Hataw ang videoke challenge ngayong gabi sa All Star ‘K’ sa GMA 7.

Patalbugan dito ang mga bokalista ng banda na sina Miro (ng Stonefree), Medwin (ng True Faith), Shiela (ng Frio), Joshua (ng Freestyle), Teddy (ng Rocksteddy), Monty (ng Mayonnaise) at Lougee (ng Mojofly).

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Paskong Kapuso: The GMA Christmas Special

Mabubusog ang televiewers sa masayang sorpresang nakahain sa engrandeng pagtatanghal ngayong Linggo (Disyembre 17) nang gabi, Ang Sarap ng Paskong Kapuso: The GMA Christmas Special, pagkatapos ng Daddy Di Do Du sa GMA-7.

Isa itong X-mas special na riot sa katatawanan kasama ang Kapuso stars.

Maghaharap at magpapatalbugan sina Bakekang (Sunshine Dizon) at Bakokang (Michael V).

Magkukrus ng landas ng mga bida ng Atlantika (Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado, Isabel Oli, Valerie Concepcion, at Katrina Halili) at Bahay Mo Ba ’To? (Ronaldo Valdez, Tessie Tomas, Keempee de Leon, Francine Prieto, Gladys Reyes, Mike "Pekto" Nacua, Tiya Pusit, at Dino Guevarra).

Mag-e-exhange-gift ang mga kontrabidang sina Barracud (Ariel Rivera) at Piranus (Paolo Contis) ng Atlantika; Valeria (Sheryll Cruz) at Rita (Lotlot de Leon) ng Bakekang; Commander X (Ian Veneracion) ng Captain Barbell, at maging si Valentina (Alessandra de Rossi) ng Darna.

Isasabak sa Balakubak si Santa Claus (gagampanan ni Bearwin Meily)!

Hindi rin mawawala ang sunud-sunod na kantahan ng Christmas carols at production numbers sa pangunguna nina Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, Kyla, Jolina Magdangal, Dennis Trillo, Jay-R at Gabby Eigenmann.

Makikisaya rin sina Mel Tiangco, Bong Revilla, Rudy Fernandez, Lorna Tolentino, Jean Garcia, Cherry Pie Picache at Angel Locsin. LINK

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Regine Velasquez: Concert

Si Regine Velasquez ay may repeat ng Reign or Shine bukas nang gabi sa Zirkoh Greenhills.

Bahagi ito ng bar tour ni Regine para i-promote ang soundtrack ng pelikulang Till I Met You.

Ang lahat ng bibili ng tiket ng show niyang ito ay magkakaroon ng kopya ng Till I Met You soundtrack.

Para sa mga detalye, tumawag sa Aria Productions sa tel.# 926-7868. LINK

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Janno Gibbs and Cristine Reyes, update

Isa pang patuloy na nauugnay ang pangalan kay Janno Gibbs ay ang younger sister ni Ara Mina na si Cristine Reyes.

Noon pa nagsimula ang tsismis tungkol sa dalawa at pareho na rin silang nag-deny, pero hanggang ngayon ay tila hindi pa rin ito mamatay-matay.

Malamang mabuhay na naman ang isyu sa pagitan ng dalawa dahil kasama ngayon ni Ara si Cristine sa show nila ni Janno sa Europa.

Nu’ng nasa Barcelona (Spain) sila ay tinext kami ni Cristine at nakikibalita siya rito sa ‘Pinas. Medyo nilalagnat ang dalaga nu’ng time na ‘yon dahil sobrang lamig daw doon pero ang sarap-sarap at ang ganda-ganda.

Nabanggit namin sa kanya ‘yung tsikang nasagap namin sa bakuran ng GMA na may nakahuli raw sa kanila ni Janno na naghahalikan sa dressing room ng SOP.

Text back ni Cristine, "Talaga, serious? Kumusta naman ‘yun?! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

Kinulit-kulit din namin ang bagets kung may relasyon ba talaga sila ni Janno. At alam na nga niyang natsitsismis sila, sumama pa siya sa Europe…

"Hindi, ‘no! Ang dami ngang guwapo rito, eh! At saka kasama naman namin si Ate. Wala talaga, swear! Nu’ng sinabi sa akin ni Ate na isasama niya ako sa Europe, hindi niya agad sinabi na kasama si Janno. Kaya late ko na nalaman na kasama pala siya. Promise!

"Hindi nga kami naghihiwalay ni Ate rito, eh! Promise, good girl ako rito! At saka sila nga ni Ate ang madalas magkasama, eh! Haay, naku!" text pa ng StarStruck girl.

Inamin din sa amin ni Cristine na nag-back out siya sa Asian Treasures dahil mas pinili niyang sumama sa Ate Ara niya sa Europa.

After Barcelona ay tumuloy sila ng Amsterdam (Netherlands) kung saan nag-show rin sina Ara at Janno.

Sa text sa amin ni Cristine kahapon ay nabanggit niyang pagod na pagod silang lahat dahil super-ikot sila the day before sa Paris (France).

Pagkatapos ay dumiretso sila ng Belgium na two hours daw ang biyahe. Sa Brussels ang third and last show nina Ara at Janno sa Europe. Sa Disyembre 19 daw ang balik nila rito, sabi ni Cristine. LINK

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Eat Bulaga: Sex Bomb Dancers vs EB Babes

Pinag-uusapan na ang guesting ng Sex Bomb Dancers sa Eat Bulaga bukas.

Nagkapatawaran na at nagkaayos si Malou Fagar at ang Sex Bomb lalo na ang manager nilang si Joy Cancio.

Napagkasunduang mag-guest sila bukas kung saan meron silang pinaghahandaan na isang matinding production number na makakasama ang EB Babes at isa pang sorpresa na tiyak pag-uusapan.

Nilinaw ni Ma’am Malou na guesting pa lang itong mapapanood sa Sex Bomb bukas at wala pang pinag-uusapang babalik sila sa Eat Bulaga.

Tiniyak din nitong tuloy pa rin ang EB Babes at hindi sila mawawala sakaling babalik ang Sex Bomb sa EB.

Abangan na lang natin kung ano ang magiging reaksyon ni Sugar Mercado sa pagsasama-sama nilang muli ng Sex Bomb.

Mapapanood sa Startalk ang kabuuan ng mga pangyayari sa guesting ng Eat Bulaga bukas. LINK

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Katrina Halili and Mark Herras

TINAWANAN lang ni Katrina Halili ang tsismis tungkol sa kanila ni Mark Herras. Kung totoo raw merong magandang pagti-tinginan sa kanila, eh, dapat noon pa ito nahalata ng mga tao lalo pa’t magkasabay nagsimula ang kanilang career sa unang batch ng StarStruck ng GMA-7.

Sa palagay naman ni Mark kaya sila nali-link ngayon ni Katrina ay dahil magkasama sila sa pelikulang Super Noypi ng Regal Films na intended for the filfmest this December. First time daw nilang magkasama sa pelikula kaya ini-expect na rin niyang ganito ang mangyayari.

Teka, hindi ba type ni Mark ang beauty ni Katrina kaya parang ayaw niyang ma-link dito?

Kasama rin nga pala sa Super Noypi sina Jennylyn Mercado, Sandara Park at Polo Ravales. LINK

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Polo Ravales, endorser ng Bioessence

Si Polo Ravales ang pinakabagong endorser ng Bioessence na pag-aari ni Dra. Emma Beleno-Guerrero.

Sinabi ni Dra. Guerrero na perfect umano si Polo bilang endorser ng Bioessence dahil bukod sa maganda ang skin nito, maganda pa ang built ng katawan at positibo ang dating nito sa publiko.

Nangingiti lamang si Polo kapag binibiro siya na tiyak na magri-react na naman si Borgy Manotoc kapag nakita ang kanyang mga billboards ng Bioessence na makikita early next year sa iba’t ibang strategic places ng Metro Manila.

Bukod sa service ng Bioessence, itutulak din ni Polo ang mga produkto ng Bioessence tulad ng Spa Soaps na may iba’t ibang bisa tulad ng papaya soap, orange and lemon peel, turmeric, wide carrot, mangosteen, ilang-ilang, patchouli, noni, o’le goat milk, oatmeal, honey & cow’s milk, guava at neem tea tree. – Aster A. Amoyo

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Super Twins, new telefantasy series

This Thursday ang schedule ng first taping day ng Super Twins, ang bagong telefantasy ng GMA-7. Tampok dito sina Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado, Nadine Samonte, Marian Rivera, Ian de Leon, Bianca King, Tetchie Agbayani, Patrick Garcia, Gabby Eigenmann, Mura at Camille Prats. Bida rin ang mga batang sina Ella Cruz at Nicole, na ’di namin alam ang surname.

First week ng February ang airing nito at bata ang target audience, kaya maraming special effects na gagawin si Direk Dominic Zapata. With Direk Dom at the helm, ibig sabihin, hindi siya ang director ng Lupin III ni Richard Gutierrez.

Nasulat nang twins dito sina Jennylyn at Nadine at si Dennis naman ay dual character. Ang ibang surprises at twist ng story ay saka na namin isusulat.

Samantala, last week ng January next year ang release ng album ni Dennis sa Indimusic, pero first week pa lang, iri-release ang first single niyang All Out of Love.

Ito ang napiling first single dahil may recall at naging theme song ng TV commercial ng brand ng sanitary napkin na in-endorse ng actor at French beauty na girlfriend daw ni Derek Ramsey. LINK

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Richard Gutierrez Christmas gifts to loved ones

Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 12/14/2006

Pag si Richard Gutierrez ang magbibigay ng Christmas gift kay Annabelle Rama, kailangan mamahaling bag o alahas pero, kapag si Eddie Gutierrez naman, maski ano, tuwang-tuwa na ito.

Hirap sa pag-iisip si Richard Gutierrez kung anong gift ang ibibigay niya sa mga mahal niya sa buhay ngayong Pasko, pamilya, kaibigan o mga special someones. Tulad ng kapareha niya sa Mano Po5: Gua Ai Di na si Angel Locsin.

"Si Angel madali lang regaluhan yan. Actually ang kailangan lamang niya ay tulog dahil parati siyang busy at walang time magpahinga. Kung may kapangyarihan akong ibigay ito, ito ang ibibigay ko sa kanya."

Wala pa siyang naiisip na regalo sa kanyang Ate Ruffa (Gutierrez).

"I want to be thoughtful to her, she’s been great to all of us, her family."

Ayaw din niyang sabihin kung ano ang regalo niya sa kanyang girlfriend na si Georgina. Pero sa iba pa niyang mahal, ang mga sumusunod ang mga regalo niya: Eddie Gutierrez, isang set ng putters dahil mahilig itong mag-golf.

Raymond, his twin brother- isang plane ticket to Europe because "He loves to travel."

Ruffa’s, two daughters - toys.

Richie Paul -a beautiful Brazilian model.

Mother Lily- a boxoffice hit.

At sa sarili niya, anong ibibigay niya?

Yung pinakabagong MP3 at kahit di siya ang tipong one night stand guy, gusto niyang makasama ng isang gabi si Natalie Portman.

Huling nagkasama sina Richard at Angel sa I Will Always Love You na naging isang malaking tagumpay sa takilya. Sa Mano Po 5 ay inabot ng mahabang panahon ang mga writers ng movie na makaisip ng isang magandang istorya para sa kanilang dalawa tungkol sa pag-iibigan ng isang Tsino at Pinoy sa direksyon ni Joel Lamangan.

Kasama pa rin sina Lorna Tolentino, Joel Torre at Christian Bautista.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Cogie Domingo: One Greenhills Shopping Plaza

Sa katotohanan, ang ama ni Cogie Domingo na si Atty. Rod Domingo ang tunay na nagmeme-ari ng One Greenhills Shopping Plaza na matatagpuan sa Greenhills, sa junction ng Eisenhower at Annapolis Sts., katabi ng OB Montessori School. At dito naman sa atin, kapag isa sa mga magulang ang nagmemeari ng isang lugar o negosyo, sa buong pamilya na ito.

Sa kaso ng One Greenhills Shopping Plaza, may mga ka-partners si Atty. Domingo na tumulong para maitayo niya ang nasabing shopping mall na pinakabago sa Greenhills na pinaghalo ang comfort at convenience ng isang shopping mall na mas mababa ang presyo at may ambience ng isang tiangge. Variety ang goods na mabibili rito, mula RTW hanggang electronics, personal accessories at home decor.

Magi-invest si Cogie ng kanyang kinikita sa isang stall na magtitinda ng car accessories. "Mahilig kasi ako sa gadgets ng kotse," sabi ng batang aktor na bukod sa paglabas sa Bakekang ng GMA7 ay may gagawin ding pelikula para sa GMA Films para sa Valentine’s Day.

Hindi na bago si Atty. Domingo sa negosyo ng pagtitinda. Ang mga grandparents ni Cogie ay dating may grocery sa Sampaloc na kung saan sila tumira. Nagtatakal ito ng bigas tuwing hapon. At bagaman at isa na itong matagumpay na abogado, hindi nito nakalimutan ang kanyang humble beginnings.

Bukod sa mga goods, magbibigay din ng service ang One Greenhills Shopping Plaza. Sa fourth floor rito, magkakaro’n ng beauty salon, full service spa at medical clinics. Matatagpuan din dito ang isang exclusive na parking area na kung saan ang mga sasakyan ay dadalhin ng elevators sa exclusive parking area, ATM machines, mga restrooms. Lahat ng palapag ay lalagyan ng fire escapes, ang kahalagahan nito ay nalaman ni Atty. Domingo dahil siya ang naging prosecutor sa Ozone disco fire case. LINK

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dave Valentino


Dave Valentino, the next Sam Milby?

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StarStruck and GMA looking for their own Sam Milby

IS it true the reason why StarStruck raised the age limit for the new Starstruck hopefuls is because GMA wants to discover their own Sam Milby? They will be looking for the possible rival of Sam in the auditions. And they reportedly have found one.

The guy can sing, play the guitar and reportedly looks like Sam and Piolo Pascual combined.

Some GMA people are convinced that Sam really draws the crowd in and since they don’t have someone in his league, they will be using StarStruck to find their own Sam whose career has been doing great since he got out of the PBB house.

While GMA 7 is busy looking for someone to rival Sam’s popularity, they seem to have forgotten their other young talents (mostly products of StarStruck) who are jobless and just waiting in the sidelines.

In the same manner, ABS-CBN is also guilty of neglecting their other talents who are also jobless, sidelined by the influx of wannabes from the PBB ranks. So we can’t blame the talents of both networks if they make the switch among the rival stations. LINK

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Michael V, winner Asian TV Awards

NASA winners’ archive na ang mga pinarangalan sa 2006 Asian TV Awards.

Nag-iisang winner si Michael V sa Pilipinas. Muling nakuha ng komedyante ang karangalan bilang Best Performance by an Actor para sa Bubble Gang ng GMA Network.

It was his 3rd Asian TV Awards trophy. Napanalunan na ito ni Bitoy noong 2004 at 2005. Highly commended naman si Keempee de Leon para sa Bahay Mo Ba ‘To ng GMA-7 din.

Tinalo ng The Ghost Doctor Scenario Co. Ltd., Modem Nine TV -- Channel 9 ng Thailand, -- ang Bubble Gang ng GMA-7 para sa kategor-yang Best Comedy Program.

Taong 2004 at 2005 nang parangalan ng Asian TV Awards ang Bubble Gang bilang Best Comedy Program. This year, runner-up na lang ito.

Nag-iisang nominee si Sharon Cuneta para sa Sharon ng ABS-CBN at pinarangalan ang megastar as highly commended para sa kategoryang Best Entertainment Presenter.

Bigo ang TV Patrol World na masungkit ang Best News Program. Tinalo ito ng CNN Today ng CNN International/Hong Kong at apat pang newscast sa buong Asya.

Masuwerte ang ABS-CBN sa kategoryang Best Current Affairs Program dahil pina-ra-nga-lan ang programang Juvenile Injustice bilang runner-up at highly commended ang XXX nina Karen Davila, Henry Omaga-Diaz at Julius Babao.

Ilang taon nang namamayagpag ang GMA-7 at ABS-CBN sa drama category ng Asian TV Awards, pero this year, tila naging mailap ang karangalan sa dalawang TV giants ng Pili-pinas.

Last year, nakuha ni Nonie Buencamino ang ka-rangalan bilang Best Drama Performance by an Actor para sa Magpakai-lanman at highly commended naman si Lorna Tolentino bilang Best Drama Performance by an Actress para sa Magpaka-ilanman ni Mel Tiangco. LT lost to Eula Valdez para sa performance nito sa Ma-alaala Mo Kaya ni Charo Santos- Concio. Unlucky nga ang Kapamilya at Kapuso sa Asian TV Awards this year. Saving grace si Michael V who won three years in a row.LINK

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Sunshine Garcia vs Mia Pangyarihan

Hindi napigilang hindi ibulalas ng Sexbomb girl na si Sunshine Garcia na nababalitang nagrereyna-reynahan ngayon si Mia Pangyarihan sa opisina ng E Focus. Si Mia kasi ang kinokonsiderang epektibong kontrabida sa naturang grupo ng Sexbomb manager nilang si Joy Cancio. Si Mia ang ipinalit kay Sunshine, nung magkaroon ng attitude problem si Sunshine sa taping.

Okey lang daw kay Sunshine na may ipinalit sa kanya sa Moshi, Moshi noong mag-taping sa Japan dahil super hirap ang taping nila noon kaya’t super pagod ang inabot ng lahat.

Balitang lumalaki ang ulo ngayon ni Mia. Pasable kasi sa director nilang si Pat Perez ang mga ipinagagawang papel sa kanya. Maging ang scriptwriter na si Suzette Doctolero ay masaya dahil nabibigyang buhay ni Mia ang ginagampanan niyang character.

Hindi naman patatalo si Sunshine dahil pinapalakpakan din siya habang umaarteng kontrabida. So, hindi ito pwedeng solohin ni Mia, na siya na ang bagong reyna sa Daisy Siete kapag kontrabida ang paguusapan. Totoo bang nalulunod na si Mia sa mga papuring tinatanggap?

"Ah, basta, babawiin ko sa kanya ang korona ko. Pahiram lang ito at hindi ko ibinibigay," ani Sunshine. LINK

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Richard Gutierrez wants to be an Action Star

Kahit nanggaling sa pamilya ng mga pulitiko ay never na pinangarap ni Richard Gutierrez na pumasok sa pulitika kahit may nag-o-offer sa kanya na tumakbo sa kahit anong posisyon sa Cebu.

"Gusto kong mag-concentrate sa showbiz, maging isang direktor at magbalik-eskwela balang araw. Gusto ko ring magdirek ng sarili kong movie at maging isang action star. Kung gagawa ako ng pelikula, gusto kong maaksyong pelikula para magamit ko ang mga natutunang martial arts," aniya.

Noong 15 years old lang si Richard, sumali ito sa karate kung saan miyembro siya ng isang international team sa Amerika na sumasabak sa martial arts competition.

Ngayong Pasko, magtutulog lang siya sa bahay pero tutulong sa promosyon ng Mano Po 5 katambal si Angel Locsin.

"Enjoy ako at masaya kapag kasama ko si Angel sa pelikula. Hindi kami nagkakailangan kahit meron kaming kissing scenes. Maalaga rin si Angel kapag magkasama kami sa set," dagdag pa nito. LINK

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Monday, December 11, 2006

movie: Desperadas

May mga nangungulit sa amin kung totoo bang ayaw nang ituloy ni Mother Lily Monteverde ang pagpoprodyus ng Desperadas dahil sa away nina Gretchen Barretto at Dawn Zulueta.

Well, ang alam namin, gusto pa rin ni Mother Lily na gawin ‘yon.

Kung may isa kina Gretchen o Dawn na mawawala sa cast ng Desperadas, pinag-iisipan ni Mother Lily na ipasok si Lorna Tolentino sa cast ng pelikula, ‘yun lang ay medyo maiiba na ang istorya ng nabanggit na proyekto.

Pwede rin daw si Carmina Villaroel. At sakaling hindi na ‘yon maididirehe pa ni Eric Quizon dahil busy ito sa taping ng Asian Treasures ng GMA 7, malamang na si Joel Lamangan na lang ang kunin ni Mother Lily para magdirehe ng Desperadas.

Gusto ni Mother Lily ay magsimula na ang principal photography ng Desperadas sa Enero. LINK

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Mark Herras, cannot sleep at night

Naghahanda para sa kanyang dance concert sa December 16 si Mark Herras, 20 years old na ito sa darating na December 14. Ang beneficiary ng kanyang concert ay ang Kapuso Foundation.

Ang wish niya sa kaarawan ay magkarun ng maayos na kalusugan. "Masyado akong overwork kaya nawawalan na rin ng gana sa pagkain. Dahil sa araw-araw na puyat ay nagkaroon na yata ako ng insomia dahil hindi na ako makatulog at inaantok lang ako kapag alas-tres o alas kuatro na ng madaling araw. Idinadaan ko na lang ang aking oras sa pagko-computer kapag hindi pa ako inaantok," anang aktor.

Huminto sa pag-aaral si Mark nang agawin ng showbiz at kapag libre na sa kanyang mga commitment ay desidido itong magtapos ng kurso. First year ito ng Business Management nang huminto (first semester) sa La Salle, Cavite.

"Sigurado kung hindi ako nag-artista ay di ko maaabot ang ambisyon ko sa buhay. Nagkaroon ako ng bahay at magarang sasakyan," aniya.

May nabili itong townhouse sa may commonwealth worth P6 million, kung saan magkalapit sila ng tirahan ng ex-girlfriend na si Jennylyn Mercado.

Sa SuperNoypi ay gagampanan nito ang role ni Lorenzo na leader ng SuperNoypis na lalabanan ang masasamang pwersa.

Ang nasabing pelikula ay entry sa Metro Manila Film Festival. LINK

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Kyla, ultra-old-fashioned

MAY other side pala itong singer na si Kyla (real name: Melanie Calumpad) na ’di alam ng publiko. Halimbawa, alam niyo bang ultra-old-fashioned siya?

To date, she has yet to wear a bathing suit, one-piece man or two-piece, in private man or in public.

Kaya, ’di kasama sa plano niya ang magkaroon ng swimming pool sa binabalak niyang ipagawang bahay sa Commonwealth Ave. next year.

At 25, nagkaroon ng katuparan ang isa sa mga daring experience niya. Galing siya sa rehearsal ng musical stage play na Prinsesa, Hiwaga ng Kalikasan (performance dates Dec. 14 to 17, at the Aliw Theater) at sinundo siya ng cager-boyfriend nA si Rich Alvarez.

Dahil malapit ang Aliw Theater sa Mall of Asia, kinayag siya ni Rich na mag-ice skating. Alam kasi ni Rich na matagal na niyang gustong masubukan ito.

“Ano ang nangyari? Palagi akong nau-off balance,” nakatawang sagot ni Kyla. “Pero, sa tuwina, inaalalayan naman ako ni Rich. That was one exciting moment in my life,” ani Kyla.

The stage play is the initial venture of Chester Luis Unlimited Events (CLUE). This is about the struggle of Prinsesa Kalikasan, the title role of which ay gagampanan ni Kyla.

She will try to save the world from the disasters and calamities brought about by the carelessness of men.

’Di ba, very timely ang theme ng play considering the calamities na madalas mangyari ngayon?

Joining Kyla are Rannie Raymundo, kilalang composer-singer-actor. May bago siyang talent ngayon, ang pagiging magician. In any case, Rannie plays Haring Sakim.

Kasama rin sina Beverly Salviejo, Patricia Ismael, Jeff Tam at John “Sweet” Lapus. Illusionist Herman Aquino, who will do the magical effects and illusions, is also featured.

Being introduced is young singer Rita Iringan, apo ng ngayo’y namamayapa nang komedyanteng si Teroy de Guzman (father ng ina ni Rita na si Rosanna).

Rita, named after St. Rita, is the current Pop Star Kids champ.

Rannie, together with Noel Argosino, will do the music. Direction is by George Sales.

Ano pa ba’ng ibang attraction mayroon ang play, maliban sa kanya at iba pang cast ng movie?

“Well, exciting na makita ang maraming midgets, acrobats, dancers and contortionists. Bale ba ang gaganda ng kanilang costumes,” ani Kyla. LINK to Original Post

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Tanya Garcia and Gov. Mark Lapid update

Sabi nga ba’t nasaktan si Tanya Garcia sa pagdi-deny ni Gov. Mark Lapid na galing sa kanya ang suut-suot niyang Friendship ring. Ayaw na raw magsalita ng actress at baka i-deny na naman ng binata at lalo pa siyang masaktan.

Sayang at ‘di namin natanong si Mark kung totoo ang sinabi ni Tanya na kinukuha siya nitong leading lady sa Tatlong Baraha pero, ‘di niya tinanggap dahil nauna ang offer ng Canary Films para sa Matakot Ka Sa Karma. Magagalit na siguro ng husto ang actress kung pati yun ay idi-deny ng actor-politician.

In fairness, "Di itinanggi ni Mark na exclusively dating sila ni Tanya for four months now pero, wala silang commitment. Natuwa rin ito sa nabanggit ni Tanya na ready siya maging politician’s wife dahil magandang palatandaan daw ‘yun. Kaya lang, ayaw na raw niyang umasa at baka mauwi lang sa wala. Hindi raw siya na-trauma sa nangyari sa brief relationship nila ni Kris Aquino at gusto lang talaga niyang maniguro. LINK

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Angel Locsin and Dr. Vicki Belo’s clinic

Angel Locsin has been frequenting Dr. Vicki Belo’s clinic the dermatologist was amazed at the GMA 7 star’s faith in her services. So one day, Vicki made a decision. She will add Angel to her list of celebrity-endorsers, which includes Kris Aquino, Pops Fernandez, Ara Mina, Regine Velasquez, Richard Gomez and wife Lucy.

Like the rest of the names on her list, Belo predicts Angel will do the talking for her, in the same way that the clinics’ clients testify to the effectiveness of her services.

But no one knows if it’s Angel’s face that will appear on another giant billboard Vicki plans to mount along EDSA in time to greet motorists a happy Christmas. But for sure, this Christmas will be a happy one for Belo and her staff.

She has weathered many storms, including her tiff with former endorser Rosanna Roces and rivalry with other beauty clinics. Refusing to get dragged into another controversy (e.g. the rise of new competition), Vicki declares, "All I can say is, I only compete with myself. That’s why I go abroad, to update myself on the latest trends in the field."

Next year looms as another challenging one for her and her staff. Vicki plans to open a beauty clinic for men. She also wants to expand her clinics in Tomas Morato, Quezon City and Connecticut, Greenhills.

Vicki’s big dreams are not just for her clinic though. She plans to push things Filipino through her products and services. And while she’s at it, might as well promote medical tourism, too.

Meanwhile, Vicki doesn’t have to look far where her heir apparent is concerned. She is grooming youngest child Crystalle, 23 (the eldest is director Quark Henares), in the booming business. The Ateneo Business Management graduate is currently running Forever Flawless, Belo Medical Group’s sister company, as general manager.

Crystalle is every inch a Mama’s Girl. She still sits on her popular mother’s lap and the happy mom fondly calls her "my pretty daughter" and "my baby."

What better tribute is there to give to a mother than this – for her grownup daughter to cuddle up to her and wordlessly proclaim to the world that yes, she is right there beside her mom to help her in what she loves to do best?

Crystalle has also gotten the nod of her boyfriend, who preferred to be her silent supporter, waiting patiently for her downstairs at the restaurant where Vicki met members of the press for a tete-a-tete.

Mommy Vicki is pleased. And inspired many times over to run the beauty business race, with guns fully ablaze. LINK

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Eat Bulaga, what happened to the ratings?

Kung natatandaan pa ninyo, nabanggit namin na maaaring magkaroon ng negatibong epekto sa Eat Bulaga ang over exposure ni Joey de Leon. Araw-araw siya rito. Napapanood pa siya sa Nuts Entertainment, Startalk, Mel and Joey, Takeshi’s Castle at may show pa siya sa Channel 5.

Nabanggit din namin na sa palagay namin masama ang magiging epekto ng pag-amin ni Vic Sotto ng kanyang relasyon kay Pia Guanio, kasi ang palagay namin mas gusto ng mga fans na single lamang si Vic. Noon nagkakaroon din naman siya ng relasyon, at common knowledge iyan sa showbusiness pero hindi na lumalabas. Ngayon nararamdaman na nila ang epekto noon.

‘Yong over exposure din naman ng iba pang mga talents ng show, dahil sa gabi-gabi nilang paglagare sa kung saan-saang clubs at comedy bars, nakakabawas yan ng tv audience.

Ang mga na obserbasyon naming ito ay masasabi nga sigurong malabo noon, pero ngayon mukha ngang may epekto na dahil mahirap mang paniwalaan napataob na sa ratings ng kanilang kalaban ang Eat Bulaga.

Mayroon daw reformat. May mga pagbabagong gagawin sa kanilang show para muli nilang makuha ang number one slot, pero sugal pa rin ‘yan. Ang dami nilang napabagsak na shows, siguro nga masasabing ilang dekada na silang number one, bakit ngayon lang nangyaring nalusutan sila ng kanilang kalaban? LINK

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Mark Herras, update

Hindi lang sa pelikula top earner si Mark Herras.

Naka-dalawa na siyang album sa Universal Records, not as a singer kundi dancer to the big hits.

Gold muli ang kanyang second album, Mark Herras Dance Party. Ito ang nagpauso ng dance craze na Crazy Pipe (Pump It).

Kasama ang Shamrock (nag-gold record din ang Are You Serious nila), bibigyan si Mark ng Gold Disc sa SOP sa GMA sa Linggo (Dec. 10).

Magkaroon din ng birthday show si Mark sa Zirkoh Timog sa Disyembre 16 nang 9:00 PM.

Guests sa show sina Jennylyn Mercado, Rainier Castillo, Yasmien Kurdi, Gladys Guevarra, Jose at Wally. visit link

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Walk of Fame sa Eastwood City, German Moreno's idea

Nakita namin ang isang marker doon sa Walk of Fame sa Eastwood City, kung saan sinasabi nilang doon pinararangalan ang mga artistang Pilipino. Pero napansin namin, sa marker na iyon, hindi nabanggit ang pangalan ni German Moreno. Nagtatanong lang kami, magiging ganyan kaya katagumpay ang proyektong ‘yan, o magagawa kaya ang proyektong ‘yan kung wala si German Moreno?

Totoo, may isang grupo na nagbalak niyang Walk of Fame noon, at kinuha lamang nilang consultant si Kuya Germs dahil ni hindi nila alam kung sinu-sino ang unang dapat na ilagay diyan sa Walk of Fame na ‘yan, pero wala pa mang nailalagay isa mang pangalan diyan, tila naglaho at sukat na ‘yang mga nagbalak na magsimula niyan, at ang totoo para matuloy lang ‘yang Walk of Fame na ‘yan, si Kuya Germs ang gumastos sa pasimula niyan. Siya ang gumastos sa pagpapagawa ng mga tiles na may pangalan ng mga artista, hanggang sa pagkain sa reception si Kuya Germs ang nagbayad. ‘Yong mga original organizers na ang tawag sa sarili nila ay Walk of Fame Philippines, walang ginastos diyan ni singko.

Nakalipas ang isang taon, milyon na ang gastos diyan sa Walk of Fame na ‘yan. Isipin n’yo, ngayon pala ay P30,000 na ang singil sa bawa’t isang tile, at lahat yan gastos ni Kuya Germs. Hanggang doon sa reception noong anniversary celebration nila, nakita namin si Kuya Germs ang nagbayad lahat.

Ano ang ginawa no’ng mga taong ang tawag sa kanilang sarili ay Walk of Fame Philippines? Wala. May tauhan pa nga silang isang bakla na biglang nagtatalak doon at inutusan ang mga security guards ng Eastwood na palayasin ang mga press people na nakatayo lang naman sa isang tabi. At bastos ang pagkakasabi ng bakla na sumisigaw pa sa pag-uutos na "Drive them away." Iyon ang kontribusyon noong Walk of Fame Philippines. Kung hindi nga lang nakakahiya kay Kuya Germs, talagang kukutusan namin ang baklang ‘yon eh. visit LINK

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Magpakailanman ni Mel Tiangco, matsutsugi?

Gaano katotoo na matsutsugi na raw ang Magpakailanman ni Mel Tiangco dahil hindi raw ito kumikita maski na mataas ang ratings.

Medyo mahirap paniwalaan ang tsikang ito dahil pride ng GMA-7 ang MKM ‘no lalo na’t nagpalit ng araw ang Maalaala Mo Kaya na ibig sabihin ay tinalo ng MKM at MMK.

Bale ba, bilang na raw ang araw ng nasabing programa ng kilalang tv host kaya’t yung ibang staff daw ng MKM ay inilagay na sa programang Princess Charming na airing na next year.

Kinuha namin ang side ng executive producer ng MKM na si Joseph Buncalan at ang say niya, "Ay hindi ko alam yang issue na yan, wala naman yatang ganyan. Hindi naman totoong mawawala na ang Magpakailanman."

At inamin niyang siya na ang EP ng Princess Charming at gusto pa namin sana siyang tsikahin pero nagsabi siyang nasa Singapore siya. LINK

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StarStruck batch 4 is the best so far

The StarStruck search (Batch 4) is now in full swing, but it took months and months for this most popular artista search to get underway. Below are some statistics regarding the ongoing StarStruck search.

More than 10,000 youngsters (ages 16 to 21) applied in the various StarStruck auditions conducted all over the country.

The most northernmost audition was conducted in Dagupan, in the province of Pangasinan. This was where applicants from Baguio, Cagayan and other Ilocos provinces converged.

In Mindanao, people from down south went to the auditions conducted in Davao and Cagayan de Oro.

There was a female applicant from Tawi-Tawi who traveled four days to be able to make it to the auditions.

It was observed that a lot of applicants this year came from the really depressed areas – with these youngsters looking forward to stardom as their way to financial salvation.

There were a lot who went with just exact pocket money. One only had enough for a one-way fare. Heaven knows how he got back home.

There are more half-breeds who joined StarStruck this year. There’s a half-Dutch, half-Israeli and a lot of half-Americans.

Among those born and raised in this country, it’s Cebu that has the biggest delegation this year. This is not surprising because the most number of applicants came from this province.

The most orderly auditions were conducted in SM Cebu.

Singing, dancing and acting are still the usual talents displayed by the applicants.

Other talents/skills displayed were taekwondo, arnis, kickboxing, baton twirling and playing the guitar, saxophone and violin.

There was a Korean girl who joined the audition conducted in GMA 7 EDSA. She rendered a Korean dance wearing her very colorful national costume.

StarStruck lifted this year the ban on applicants who already have managers. Some of them even came from agencies.

There were some who – as usual – didn’t want to join auditions, but were dragged there by stage parents.

Some have already appeared in commercials – with one of them endorsing a toothpaste brand.

There are applicants who are already pasaway this early. They don’t follow requirements and ignore instructions from audition masters.

There are also would-be divas, but like the pasaway, I doubt if they’ll get far in this search. A change in attitude is in order.

There are applicants who are siblings of movie stars. One is the half-sister of Charlene Gonzalez. Then there’s the sister of Dennis da Silva – plus the brother of Katarina Perez.

There is a KC Concepcion look-alike, except that Sharon’s first-born has finer features.

There is a Cristine Reyes look-alike, but more voluptuous and with a fuller-body than the sister of Ara Mina.

Somebody also looks like Gian Carlos, but fairer.

Most interesting is the Sam Milby look-alike because his surname is Gonzaga, the last name of Toni, who is being linked to the popular matinee idol.

There was one who looks like writer-comedian Chito Francisco, who appears as Bro. Jocel in Ang Dating Doon.

It is predicted that this batch will produce quite a number of sex symbols because the age limit was raised to 21.

While there were applicants who – if you’ll ask the audition masters – should never have considered applying at all, this is still considered to be the best batch so far in the four-year history of StarStruck. LINK

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A jazzy Christmas for Jay-R

A new label logo sits proudly beside the Universal Records logo usually found in albums by Jay-R. It is that of JAYRS Music and it belongs to Jay-R, the Pinoy R ’n B artist famous for the hit tune Bakit Pa Ba? He is making his bow as producer with his own label and the first album produced and manufactured by JAYRS Music and recorded in Jay-R’s own studio is Christmas Away from Home. Take note, he also did the album cover with pictures taken in his house.

Jay-R’s first for the holiday season, the album is also his most personal ever in his entire career. Jay-R loves Christmas and the idea that it is a time for extra doses of love and togetherness among friends and family. Because he will be working here on Christmas while thinking of his family and friends out there in the US, he titled the album Christmas Away from Home and filled the cover with his favorite snap shots of his loved ones.

Something else Jay-R loves even more about Christmas is the music. He even plays Christmas songs during the off-season just to enjoy the music. A great thing about producing the album himself is that this gave him the chance to compose and record his own Christmas song. It’s a very special one about remembered Christmases in LA and he named it after his beloved Tito Reny.

This is the first Christmas when Jay-R and his family will be without their uncle Reny whom they lost to cancer a few months ago. Reny’s job was building airplanes but to the boy Jay-R he was the first and best music mentor he ever had. In fact, it was Reny who introduced him to Frank Sinatra’s light swinging jazz music. His local fans expect Jay-R to sing R ’n B. He has no problem with that but because this one is a Christmas album dedicated to friends and family and particularly his Tito Reny, Jay-R decided to try out his jazz chops.

You read that right. Jay-R, known hereabouts as the Prince of R ’n B now does jazz on vocals, keyboards and as producer. It is a total departure from his usual stuff and might not sit well with his admirers, but I admire him for staking his own money and career for something he believes in. Indulge him this one and he promises to return to R ’n B soon.

Cuts in Christmas Away from Home are an intro of O Tannenbaum with Jay-R on the piano, Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, This Christmas with friend Kris Lawrence, Santa Baby, Little Drummer Boy, Tito Reny, Spread the Love featuring Amber, featuring Jhing and instrumental versions of Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song and This Christmas. Jay-R does well of them with a light, easy hand throughout.

Those of you interested in hearing Jay-R perform these songs and his other hits live can catch him in his Christmas Away from Home tour of local malls. He will be at SM Sucat on Dec. 10; Salt ‘n Pepper in Makati on Dec. 20, SM San Lazaro on Dec. 22 and SM Pampanga on Dec. 23.

Since Jay-R has put us in a Yuletide mood, I’d like to mention again the Christmas albums by Filipino artists which I make it a point to listen to during this season. Christmas in Our Hearts by Jose Mari Chan remains a big favorite after so many years and as I am sure you have found out by now, the shopping malls agree with me. You hear Jose Mari singing Sing a song of sadness and cheer for the time of Christmas is here... when you walk into the stores.

Then because Filipino Christmas carols can be truly beautiful, there are also the two volumes of Pasko by the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra and the San Miguel Master Chorale, which was produced, arranged and conducted by Ryan Cayabyab. This one has the newer works like Payapang Daigdig and Pasko Na Sinta Ko and the more traditional songs like Pasko Na Naman and Mano Po Ninong, Mano Po Ninang.

And my new addition this year, The Christmas Album by The CompanY with its heartfelt version of Isang Taong Lumipas and varied treatments of well- loved Christmas tunes that go big band, funky, R ’n B or the simple but always effective ballad. This includes It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve, Noche Buena and a surprise cut, The Party’s Over. LINK

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez partnership

Bale pang-apat na taon na ito na may filmfest movie si Angel na kapareha si Richard. Una ay Mano Po 2: My Home (2003), sunod ay Sigaw (2004), tapos ay Mulawin: The Movie (2005).

Taun-taon din ay may katapat din siyang pelikula ng nobyo niyang si Oyo Sotto, na palaging kasama sa cast ng filmfest entries ng ama nitong si Vic Sotto.

"Palagi namang ganu’n, eh! Kaya pinagtatanggol niya ‘yung movie niya (Oyo), pinagtatanggol ko rin ang movie ko. Pagandahan na lang kami ng pelikula! Ha! Ha! Ha!" tawa ni Angel.

Sa kanya-kanyang bahay daw sila magpa-Pasko ni Oyo pero plano nilang mag-out-of-town after Christmas.

Ayaw na nilang mag-Boracay dahil napakarami raw tao roon kaya baka sa Cebu sila magbakasyon for three days.

Pamilya ni Oyo ang makakasama ni Angel. ‘Rest’ ang gustong matanggap na Christmas gift ni Angel dahil halos wala na naman siyang pahinga sa kakatrabaho.

Wala na siyang gustong material gift dahil may kotse na raw siya at sariling bahay. Ani Angel, baka Marso next year pa siya makalipat sa kanyang 5-bedroom P16M house sa Don Antonio Village sa may Commonwealth Ave., QC.

Pinapinturahan lang niya ang labas nito pero wala raw siyang pinabago sa nasabing bahay dahil sobrang in good condition ito. LINK

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Polo Ravales on Borgy Manotoc

Dumating na naka-costume ang cast ng Super Noypi sa general presscon ng pelikula kabilang si Polo Ravales na mala-Keannu Reeves sa Matrix ang dating. Natuwa ang cast nang palakpakan ng press ang trailer ng movie na in fairness, maganda talaga ang dating.

Naikuwento ni Polo na pinakamahirap niyang eksena ang rain effect na kinunan ni direk Quark Henares mula 12 midnight hanggang 5:30 a.m. the next day. Ginaw na ginaw na sila’t nababad sa tubig pero, nang makita ang rushes, naalis lahat ang kanilang pagod.

Hindi na pinatulan ni Polo ang comment ni Borgy Manotoc na worst billboard ang billboard niya ng Folded & Hung. Abangan na lang daw nito ang bago niyang billboard na lalabas bukas, December 6 at ‘di computer generated at totoo ang kanyang six-pack abs.

Incidentally, contrary sa nababalita, going strong pa rin ang almost six months relationship nila ni Ara Mina. LINK

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Bing Loyzaga and Janno Gibbs have been separated

The cat is out of the bag, straight from, so to speak, the horse’s mouth.

Yes, Bing Loyzaga has confirmed during the presscon for Enteng Kabitoste 3 (joint venture of OctoArts Films and M-Zet TV Production for the 2006 Metro Filmfest, in which she plays the villainess Satana) and in TV interviews what the public has been suspecting all along – that she and husband Janno Gibbs have been separated for a long time now but remain married to each other.

It’s a unique kind of separation. Bing and their two daughters are staying in a condo unit across from Janno’s bachelor’s unit in the same building, and, according to Bing, they have remained friends.

"But we don’t mind each other’s business anymore," clarified Bing who can now talk about their separation openly.

What broke the proverbial camel’s back was supposedly Janno’s "womanizing," culminating middle of last year amidst the rumor that Janno was having an affair with Cristine Reyes, Ara Mina’s younger sister.

No, Bing again clarified, she doesn’t have any plan to cart off her daughters to Australia even if the girls are Australian citizens. The rest of the Loyzagas are living Down Under.

At this point, I can’t help pointing out an interesting parallelism between Janno and his good friend Ogie Alcasid. Like Ogie (despite his vehement but not-so-credible denial), Janno was romantically linked to Regine Velasquez. Also, Ogie’s wife Michelle van Eimeren and two daughters are from Australia (where the family of Robin Padilla – who, incidentally, was also linked to Regine during the promo for their latest movie, Till I Met You – is now based).

Janno is now linked to Gladys Guevarra, his Eat, Bulaga! co-host. A Gladys defender said, "In fairness to Gladys, she came into Janno’s life after he broke up with Bing. Otherwise, hindi naman papatol si Gladys." But the two are said to have broken up, while Janno is rumored to be "eyeing" pretty dancer Lian, a member of the EB Babes.

Last Sunday night, Janno, Bing (with two daughters) and Lian found themselves under one roof. Did sparks, uh, fly? Nope! The occasion was Janno’s show at Zirkoh (Greenhills), with the EB (Eat, Bulaga!) Babes as backup dancers.

"If looks could kill," joked the Funfare DPA, "Bing could have ‘killed’ Lian on the spot!"

Guess what Janno gave Lian that night – yes, a Hello Kitty watch (not some Sanrio items...he, he, he!) and an Abercrombie shirt.

Ah, love!

The DPA didn’t say whose number Bing gave her loudest applause to – Janno’s singing or Lian (and the EB Babes’) dancing? LINK

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Lupin III: Richard Gutierrez's next project

Palaki nang palaki ang mga project ni Richard Gutierrez sa GMA-7 dahil after Captain Barbell, gagawin niya ang Lupin III, isang anime na binili ng network ang rights sa Japanese producer. Kundi end ng January ay early February siguro ang taping at sa March, eere na. Ayaw pa nitong magkuwento sa presscon ng Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di at hintayin na lang ang paglabas ng teaser sa Metro Manila Film Festival. Pero, lumabas din ang magandang balita at nagka-casting na para rito.

Samantala, noong Sabado, December 2, natapos ang shooting ng MP 5 nina Richard at Angel at sa halip na 17 days, 16 days lang tinapos ni direk Joel Lamangan ang movie considering na marami itong big scenes. Pinaaabangan sa amin ng supervising producer ng movie na si Manny Valera ang fireworks scene mala-Brokeback Mountain at ang four seasons fight scene nina Richard at Christian Bautista mala-Hero.

Dahil sa patuloy na pagdating ng blessings, sa birthday nila ni Raymond Gutierrez sa January 21, 2007 isang benefit concert ang kanilang io-organize in cooperation with RockEd Philippines. Sa halip na mag-regalo, they will ask their guests to donate school supplies and reading materials for the less fortunate children.LINK

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