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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Carla Abellana as Rosalinda

Showbiz is in her genes. Her grandmother is Delia Razon, the still-glamorous LVN actress who played a princess in the ’50s fantasy-adventure flicks. Her father is Rey “PJ” Abellana who, in his own right, was a soap prince in the ’80s. Her mother is Ria Reyes, daughter of Delia.

That’s why even if Carla Abellana kept what she thought was a safe distance from showbiz, politely saying no to tempting offers, she has to give in in the long run. Showbiz is her destiny; she was to the profession born.

On July 8, Carla will take a formal bow as the title role in the new GMA soap Rosalinda, the Filipino adaptation of the hit telenovela topbilled by Thalia who is also famous for Marimar, from another telenovela remade by the same channel, catapulting Marian Rivera to stardom.

How did Carla, 23, a La Salle B.S. Psychology graduate who worked as a pre-school teacher for a few months at the Creative Beginners in Green Meadows, Quezon City, before she decided to go “corporate” (as a human-resources associate for a real-estate company) land the role?

“I auditioned,” said Carla. “I didn’t know for what role until they called me one day and said, ‘You are Rosalinda.’ All I could say was, ‘Really!?!’”

Entering showbiz was never in her plan.

“But showbiz has been knocking on our door for so many years already. This year, another opportunity came, so I said, ‘Why not?’ I want to achieve something on my own and earn so I can give back something to my mom.”

Carla was in grade school when Rosalinda was airing and she followed it religiously, not knowing that someday she would be “it.”

She realized that everything wasn’t just a beautiful dream when she started shooting two weeks ago.

“All I did for the first scene was run and run,” she laughed, thankful that her co-stars were very helpful and supportive, among them Geoff Eigenmann (leading man), Katrina Halili (the kontrabida), Sheryl Cruz, Gary Estrada, Jessa Zaragoza, Sheena Halili, Ariel Rivera, Gian Magdangal, Jennifer Sevilla and Roderick Paulate. “I really studied what kind of character Rosalinda is by reviewing the telenovela. The characters are basically the same but the situations have been ‘Filipinized’.”

In the soap, Rosalinda is api-apihan, something which Carla is not.

“But there’s a ‘Rosalinda’ in me. I see a lot of similarities between us. Like Rosalinda, I can say that I am simple, mapagmahal at handang ipagtanggol ang aking pamilya. I see myself in her in so many ways.”

This early, Carla is already being pitted with Marian Rivera, all because they both have a “Thalia” identity.

“I’m actually flattered being compared to her,” Carla echoed Marian’s reaction to the intriga. “Wow, of all people si Marian Rivera pa! It’s a compliment.”

What pointers did she get from her Lola Delia (who has been taking care of Carla and her older sister since their parents separated)?

“Palaging may bitbit na advice sa akin si Mama everytime we see each other.”

Said Delia, “I always remind her to be professional and punctual, and to be nice to her co-stars and, especially, the crew members.”

Delia added that Carla is a quiet girl — “Tahimik lang ‘yan. Kapag tinanong mo, kung hindi kilay ang isinasagot ay tatango-tango lang ‘yan. I was surprised why she decided to now enter showbiz.”

Carla and her sister communicate with their father regularly.

“He calls naman often. He fetches us during special occasions so we can spend time together in his house. At first, nagulat siya when I decided to finally join showbiz and now he is excited.”

His advice to Carla?

“Be nice to people and be careful who to trust. Always be humble. Mahirap daw ang showbiz because we don’t really know what will happen next.”

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dennis Trillo naghahanap na ng mapapangasawa

WALA pang balak mag-asawa si Dennis Trillo kahit 30 years old na siya ngayon.

Mayroon naman daw kasi siyang magdadalawang taong gulang na anak (si Calix) na nagpapasaya at inspirasyon niya sa pagtatrabaho. Kontento rin si Dennis ngayon sa buhay kahit loveless. Enjoy daw siya sa pagiging single.

Hindi nawawalan ng trabaho si Dennis. Kasama siya tuwing Sunday sa SOP, bukod pa sa may regular soap siya nga-yon, ang Adik Sa ‘Yo na isang comedy. Akala ni Dennis ay pang-drama lang siya. Puwede rin daw pala siyang magpatawa.

Balak ni Dennis mag-asawa kapag siya ay 40 years old na. Sa ngayon daw ay nakikipag-date muna siya sa iba-ibang babae para makakilala siya ng karapat-dapat pakasalan.

Naging ugali na ni Dennis na kapag nagkahiwalay sila ng kanyang girlfriend, never na niya itong binabalikan. Tulad nang nangyari sa kanila ni Carlene Aguilar. Kahit may anak na sila, si Calix, walang balak si Dennis na makipagbalikan. Kaya nang tanungin ng press kung babalikan niya si Cristine Reyes, natawa na lang si Dennis at nagsabing: “Never kong binabalikan ang dati ko nang nakarelasyon.”

Sa Adik Sa ‘Yo, inamin ni Dennis na never pa niyang niligawan sa set si Jennica Garcia, ang partner niya, kasi sa tingin niya kay Jennica ay kaibigan lang. Basta masaya raw siya sa set kapag kaeksena si Jennica dahil jolly person ang dalaga ni Jean Garcia. Wala raw dull moment kay Jennica.

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GMA's 59th anniversary special airs on SNBO tonight

Heralding the network’s almost six decades of superior broadcasting leadership and excellence, GMA Network celebrates its 59 glorious years of TV modernism with a glittering and grandiose pageantry of star force bearing the anniversary theme One Glamorous Night: Greater and Grateful at 59.

An evening of high style and glamour, the two-hour special highlights the grandest parade of Kapuso stars and programs in a flamboyant fashion show at the Araneta Coliseum. It will showcase the network’s ever-evolving ideals and innovations through the glitz of its own artists. The special also delves into the 10 elements of TV (color, moves, style, image, heart, sound, numbers, power, soul, and reach) interpreted through flashy performances, music, choreography, lights and fashion.

Festive and modish, the television element of COLOR is represented thru a grand opening number featuring the massive pool of 100 Kapuso stars, professional ramp models and air dancers

The force that radiates emotion into artistic action, MOVES will be interpreted by GMA’s Dance Royalties through hip-hop and ballroom face-offs.

A glamorous portrayal behind the network’ image, Style will be represented by GMA Kontrabidas as they introduce the nostalgia of hi-glam.

Upholding its vision of transparency, the element of IMAGE presents the most respected personalities of GMA News and Public Affairs who exemplifies hard work in delivering a comprehensive and balance reportage of the truths of the times.

The force that embodies the station’s achievements and downfalls, HEART features the ensemble of GMA’s top- comediennes headed by the comic duo of Yaya and Angelina.

Driven by its passion for excellence, SOUND encapsulates the network’s formula of trendsetting and producing cutting-edge programs to Filipinos. GMA sexy stars will perform various dance number s

Playing a major role in revolutionizing the history of Philippine TV, the element of NUMBERS gives a chronological narration of GMA’s 59 years in the industry. The network’s brides and grooms will parade around the stage.

GMA resident athletes and sports enthusiasts stand for the element of POWER that radiates truth and beauty in modern times. Kapuso stars will perform a tai-chi and capoeira production number.

The element of SOUL is the force that symbolizes GMA’s principle of enriching Filipinos’ lives through superior delivery of news and entertainment. GMA’s winged gods and goddesses strut the catwalk with prestige and sophistication.

The element of REACH marks GMA’s growth and development as it connects Filipinos across the globe through its international channels, GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV. Its expansion worldwide signals the network’s winning strategy as the Filipinos' top choice in quality programming abroad.

GMA 7’s One Glamorous Night: Greater and Grateful at 59 is slated to air 10 tonight to 12 midnight on SNBO.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Good signs for Brennan

Pinoy Pop Superstar Season 1 first runner-up Brennan has always relied on signs. The day before he joined the GMA 7 talent search, he asked for a sign to let him know if he’ll audition or not. Brennan’s voice was hoarse and he wasn’t sure he can face the panel of judges.

Lo and behold! His throat cleared; his voice returned to its clear, silky tone the very next day he stood before the microphone to try his luck for Pinoy Pop Superstar. He passed auditions with flying colors.

If he depends on Divine guidance so much, it’s because Brennan maintains strong ties with his parish church in Project 4, where he is worship leader for many years now. In fact, before Pinoy Pop Superstar, his world revolved around school, church and home alone.

After the search, Brennan’s life was never the same again. He appeared on GMA shows like S.O.P., signed a contract with GMA Records and its talent arm, GMA Artist Center. Brennan’s soulful R&B style didn’t escape the critics. Gary Valenciano presented Brennan a trophy as 2009 Best Male Artist of the Philippine Digital Music and Short Film Festival Awards.

Now that his GMA Records contract has expired, Brennan recently met with Belhaus Entertainment Inc.’s Jeff Tan (son of the late Bella Tan). Brennan must have impressed the young recording executive to the max. He wasted no time offering Brennan a three-year-three-album deal with Belhaus, sister company of Universal Records.

Brennan’s first album under his new recording outfit is self-titled, with R&B written all over its eight tracks made up of revivals (Side A’s Forevermore among them) and an OPM song, the plaintive Di Nagpapaalam (heard over GMA 7’s Koreanovela Chill Princesses).

“I can give any song an R&B twist,’ says Brennan with confidence. Forevermore, for instance, slows down a little bit more. Di Nagpapaalam, Brennan’s favorite track, takes the listener on a wild, exciting ride to the ups and downs of emotion as Brennan’s voice rises, falls, twists and turns with every line.

Techniques aside, it‘s the feeling that counts most.

“I don‘t mind singing other types of songs,“ Brennan relates. “What‘s important, after all, is for singing to come from the heart and soul.”

This, no class on singing technique can teach you. Brennan learned it first-hand from his father, a combo member who toured Olongapo with his band. Dear Dad taught Brennan the basics of singing with one‘s heart at age four. The wide-eyed boy would tag along with his father in some of his tours. Thus did Brennan grow up listening to and loving oldies but goodies from Matt Monroe and even Regine Velasquez.

Being born and bred with music at home makes it easy for Brennan to write songs for fellow artists. But won‘t it be easier to start with himself?

No way, Brennan replies. He‘s harder on himself; demanding nothing short of perfection in every song he writes or sings.

“That‘s why I can‘t write songs for myself,” he explains.

Brennan would rather sing other people‘s songs — solo or in a group (he learned the art of blending in when Ryan Cayabyab oversaw him as member of Kaya band). He doesn‘t even mind doing back-up vocals for other artists.

His talent however, remains too big to languish in back-up stints, even in venues as huge as Araneta Center. It shines, freely, naturally, on its own.

Promo tours, like the ones Brennan is doing at SM malls till August come in handy, though. That‘s why Brennan kicked off the first leg of his promo tour at SM Bacoor.

All these, because Brennan — he of strong faith and firm belief — asked for, and got a sign that his is a fate bigger and better than what he had ever dreamed of.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Aljur Abrenica at Kris Bernal sobra pa sa halikan ang ginawa

Obvious na kung magpapatuloy pa ang pagsa­sama nina Aljur Abrenica at Kris Bernal sa mga proyekto ng GMA at maski na sa Regal na kung saan ay may gagawin silang pelikula, they will end up more than the super close friends that they are now. Pero baka maging mortal din silang magkaaway na siyang nangyayari sa mga magka- ka-loveteam kapag naghihiwalay na sila.

Kay Aljur mismo nanggaling na nanliligaw nga siya kay Kris pero hindi pa sila ganun kaseryoso. Mas nakatuon ang pansin nila pareho sa kanilang loveteam, kung paano pa nila ito mapapalawak.

“Nakakahiya kung tumagal ang aming pagsa­sama tapos wala kaming natutunan, hindi kami nag-improve. Sa aking parte, I take advantage of every project that we do. Sa Dyesebel, natuto akong mag-drama, sa Zaido, napasabak ako sa action. Dito sa All My Life, araw-araw binabasa ko ang script, para mailagay ko na ang sarili ko sa character na dapat kong gampanan. Hindi na ako si Lito dito na siyang ginampanan ko sa Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? ako na si Jules, isang dating mayaman pero ngayon ay mahirap na, at mai-in love sa isang babaeng mayaman.

“Kumpara sa Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin, hindi ganun karami ang kissing at love scenes namin ni Kris sa All My Life pero, mas kikiligin ang manonood sa amin dito. Kung kami nga, nadadala. Dun sa presscon namin dapat smack lang ‘yung gagawin namin pero ewan ko ba, na-carried away kami, siguro dahil it was supposed to be a wedding scene na after the vows that we made, kailangang mag-kiss kami but we did more than kiss,” pag-amin ng aktor.

Okay lang naman kay Aljur kung wala pang nangyayari sa panliligaw niya kay Kris, na pinapahirapan pa siya gayung obviously, ay mahal siya nito.

“Ayoko namang mag-presume na mas higit pa rito ang nararamdaman niya. Basta ako masaya kapag kasama ko siya araw-araw. Sa ngayon, pareho na kaming masaya sa aming sitwasyon,” dagdag pa ng aktor na kamakailan lamang ay nalagay sa isang sitwasyon na ikinagulat niya. Isang babae ang nagdemanda sa kanya at sinabing sinamantala niya ang pagiging malapit nito sa kanya.

“Ayaw ko nang mag-elaborate pa, basta sinagot na ng aking abogado ang lahat ng charges. Ang importante, ipinaglaban ko na ang sarili ko sa mga walang katotohanang mga paratang niya. Nun lang kami nagkakilala at marami akong kaibigan na makakapagpatunay nito.

“Kasama ko rin dun ang buong pamilya ko, walang pagkakataon na maganap ‘yung ibinibintang niya,” pagtatanggol niya sa kanyang sarili.

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Overwhelmed naman si Kris Bernal sa nangyayari sa career nila bilang magka-loveteam ni Aljur. Hindi pa man siya nakaka-recover sa success ng kanilang first team-up sa TV na kung saan ni minsan ay hindi nawala sa pangunguna ang kanilang serye. Eto ngayon at may kasunod agad ang kanilang team-up pero nasa early primetime na ang All My Life at may titulo na silang Royal Couple of Afternoon Drama.

Hindi maiwasan ni Kris ang mapaiyak habang pumapasok sila ng bulwagan na kung saan maraming media ang naghihintay sa kanila during the presscon for their newest series.

“Masaya ako, pero at the same time ay kinaka­bahan din dahil papasok ang series pagkatapos ng 24 Oras. Paano kung mabigo ‘yung mga nagtitiwala sa aming tandem, paano kung hindi kami suportahan ng manonood?

“Kuntento na kami sa afternoon slot, pero talagang nakakatakot ‘yung mga nangyayari ngayon. Meron pa kaming titulo na dapat ma-maintain. Hindi madali ito,” paliwanag ni Kris na may karagdagan pang pressure dahil sinasabing sila ang ipangtatapat ng GMA sa tandem nina Kim Chiu at Gerald Anderson ng ABS-CBN.

“This is too much. Ayaw ko munang isipin. I’ll take it one at a time. But I have to thank GMA for their trust, the fans for all their support. At sana hindi magbago ang relationship namin ni Aljur for the longest time. Sana magpatuloy ang blessings namin as a tandem at kahit hindi pa kami ay tinatanggap na kami ng lahat bilang magkapareha. Sa ngayon, we’re more than okay, nakakatakot na baka kapag dinala namin ang aming tandem to a higher level ay may mangyari pa. Kaya okay na muna kaming ganito, super friends,” sabi ni Kris.

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Marian Rivera busy as usual

‘Katuwa si Marian Rivera, naligaw on her way to Annabel’s Restaurant para sa presscon/ unveiling ng cover ng Yes! 100 Most Beatiful Stars issue. Sa ibang resto sa T. Morato siya nagpunta at agad umalis at pumunta sa Annabel’s Resto na venue ng presscon. Ha-ha-ha!

Nadulas na naman si Marian at nabanggit na kasama sa cast ng Darna si Paolo Contis bilang isa sa kanyang mga makakalaban. Napilitang umamin ng actor na ka-join siya sa cast. Bukod kay Paolo, may makakalaban din si Marian na babaing tuod, babaing linta at babaing impakta.

This Thursday ang fitting ni Marian ng Darna costume at mali ang nasulat na ang costume na ginamit ni Angel Locsin ang kanyang isusuot. Sabi’y Singaporean designer ang gagawa ng costume ni Marian dahil ‘yung gawa ni Pepsi Herrera ay sa cinema plug shoot lang ginamit.

Busy si Marian dahil sabay ng training niya sa Darna ang pag-aasikaso sa lilipatang condo unit sa Makati City. Tsika nito’y tumutulong siya sa pag-aayos at nagsa-suggest si Dingdong Dantes gaya ng anong right size ng TV ang dapat niyang bilhin at kung saan ilalagay.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Marian Rivera itinangging galit kay Katrina

Si Marian Rivera ang cover ng July issue ng Yes! Magazine’s Most Beautiful issue for 2009 at para walang intriga’t walang magreklamo, walang ranking ang this year’s choice of 100 Beautiful Celebrities at ayaw ding sabihin sa amin kung pang-ilan si Marian sa listahan.

Sa July na magti-taping si Marian para sa Darna o Narda na August naman ang premiere. Mukhang handa na ang actress dahil tuluy-tuloy ang training ng wushu at harness at pati si Dingdong Dantes ay tumutulong sa kanyang workout.

Itinanggi pala ni Marian ang nasulat na ayaw niyang makasama sa Darna o Narda si Katrina Halili dahil na-involved sa video scandal. Bukod sa hindi nakikialam sa casting, wala siyang karapatang mamili kung sino ang makakasama dahil ang GMA Network ang mag-dedesisyon. In fact, hindi pa niya alam kung sino ang gaganap sa role ni Valentina sa Darna.

Nagkasama sa stage sa GMA anniversay show na One Glamorous Night: Greater and Grateful at 59 sina Marian at Carla Abellana at napansin ng press na may hawig sila. Isama pa si Alexa Ortega ng Are You The Next Big Star? at puwede na silang gumanap na triplets.

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Aljur and Kris Hits Primetime with ‘All My Life’

All My Life, starring Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal, is an upcoming romantic Drama series from GMA Network which is set to premiere on June 29. The premise revolves around young lovers Jules (Aljur Abrenica) and Romina (Kris Bernal), with their romance shrouded by their families’ conflict.

Main cast

* Aljur Abrenica as Jules Antazo
* Kris Bernal as Romina Silverio

Supporting cast

* Manilyn Reynes as Linda Antazo
* LJ Reyes as Maricar Guillen
* Jay Manalo as Danilo Antazo
* Gelli de Belen as Olivia Silverio
* Zoren Legaspi as Marlon Silverio
* Lani Mercado as Sydney
* Gladys Guevarra as Angelique
* Chris Cayzer as Donald Fermo
* Stef Prescott as Staycie
* Jade Lopez as Fushia May
* Bryan Termulo as Edward
* Moymoy Palaboy as Kilabot Boy
* Jay Aquitania as Arkin
* Krissa Mae Arrieta as Fernanda
* Byron Ortille as Toby

The theme song of All My Life is “Friend of Mine” which is sung by Aiza Seguerra. All My Life is created by Aloy Adlawan and directed by Mac Alejandre. It will take the time slot of Totoy Bato beginning June 29, 2009.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Patrick Garcia wants to ‘reconcile’ with Jennylyn

PATRICK Garcia swears he and “Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin” co-star Glaiza de Castro are just friends although both admitted they dated in the past. No chance to link the two as Patrick is paired with Maxene Magalona in his return to the Drama Rama sa Hapon block of GMA Sine Novela this Monday.

Now more open in talking about his son by Jennylyn, Patrick reiterates that he never denied Alex Jazz as his own. Asked why he never initiated a visit to the child, Patrick promises to visit him one day if and only if he and Jennylyn are talking again. They are still not in good terms but Patrick hopes everything will be okay in due time.

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Marian at Dingdong nag-argumento sa tattoo

Magkasama sina Marian at Dingdong na dumating sa wake ni Douglas noong Thursday. Sinalubong kami ng aktres na may pabirong pakiusap na ’wag naming aawayin si Dingdong (may isyu kami sa pagdi-deny niya sa kanyang tattoo) at siya raw ang makakaaway namin.

Sinagot namin si Marian na hindi namin inaaway “ang boyfriend mo” na ikinaloka nila pareho ni Dingdong. Hanggang pag-uwi ng dalawa, isyung tattoo pa rin ang usapan, pero ’di sinagot ni Marian kung saang part ng katawan niya naka-tattoo ang name ni Dong. Makikita ba ito ’pag naka-costume siya ng Darna o Narda?

“Sa akin na lang yun, pero wala kayong makikita’t mataas ang boots ko at iba ang costume ko,” say ni Marian.

Pasasaan ba’t malalaman din namin kung totoong “JSD” ang naka-tattoo kay Marian na ang ibig sabihin ay Jose Sixto Dantes, ang real name ni Dingdong.

Samantala, disappointed ang mga fans na nanood ng One Glamorous Night: Greater and Grateful at 59 anniversary celebration ng GMA 7 dahil hindi siya lumabas na naka-Darna costume. Ang tsika sa amin, ibabalik ang istoryang pilay si Narda na wala sa Darna ni Angel Locsin. Tumutulong si Dingdong sa workout ni Marian para mas maging firm ang muscles nito.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

What's with Marco Alcaraz's sexy image?

Marco Alcaraz never planned to take the bold route, not even if he has the body for it. None of his films, among them, Aishite Imasu 1941, Manay Po and Shake, Rattle & Roll 2K5 so much as hinted on it.

So why did he agree to two eye-popping love scenes with leading lady Paloma in the indie film Pitik Bulag?

“I want to explore acting some more,” he replies. “I want to be a true actor. You see, my role is only 20 percent bold. It’s 80 percent drama.”

Sex in the Gil Portes film happens to be the icing on the cake. The real deal is the story of a bank heist that cost the lives of innocent people. The story is real, with Portes and a friend seeing the crime happen right before their eyes.

And Marco is no sexy stud in the film. He is a downtrodden movie stuntman who accidentally stumbles upon a bagful of millions taken from the bank heist. Paloma is Marco’s wife. Hence the love scenes, get it?

Marco knows accepting the role might mean getting tagged as a bold actor for a good part of his career. But he’s not scared and he disagrees. All he knows is that he’s playing the role, not just because he wants to show off those rippling muscles and to-die-for abs. He’s doing it because he believes in Pitik Bulag’s story (by Palanca awardee Eric Ramos).

Direk Gil liked what he saw in his male lead.

“Marco will surprise the audience here,” the director predicts.

Even with such encouraging words, Marco won’t be pushed into playing more sexy roles for now. He’s not keen on taking the gay-themed movie route like other sexy actors have either. Marco doesn’t want those who see him in Zorro, and soon in Rosalinda, to get the shock of their lives.

Variety, for him, is the only way to go. And character roles will take him there. After all, character actors last longer in showbiz than leading men/matinee idols.

Away from the cameras, Marco’s low profile and intrigue-free life hardly jives with a matinee idol image. Yes, he keeps Isabel Oli company, now that she has broken up with his friend, Paolo Contis. But Marco swears he doesn’t ruin her trust by giving their group dates a romantic meaning.

“Isabel is in a sticky situation these days,” muses Marco. “It’s hard for her to jump into any relationship.”

They’re close, yes, but only as friends. And he’s happy keeping things that way.

Marco always stayed out of trouble. He’d rather play basketball or work out in the gym than squire lonely ladies who just broke off from their boyfriends.

It’s hardly your image of a ladies’ man who does everything – including flaunting his physical assets and exploiting a lonely woman’s feelings, to attract her. Oh yes, Marco the person is poles apart from Marco the new sexy actor in town.


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Friday, June 19, 2009

Katrina Halili wants Belo clinics closed

Actress Katrina Halili filed yesterday an administrative complaint at the Department of Health (DOH) seeking the nullification of the license of the Belo Medical Group Inc. (BMGI), owned by Dr. Vicki Belo, for allowing controversial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hayden Kho to practice surgery although he was not qualified to perform the operation.

In a two-page complaint, Halili asked the DOH to revoke the license to operate as ambulatory surgical clinic of BMGI located at Suite 901 Medical Plaza Building, Amorsolo corner De la Rosa street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Halili and Kho became embroiled in a sex scandal when videotapes of their intimate moments circulated on the Internet and in pirated DVDs sold by sidewalk vendors nationwide.

The camp of Halili had accused Belo, Kho and several others of uploading the sex videos on the Internet.

Halili’s lawyer Raymund Palad said that BMGI, owned by Kho’s ex-girlfriend Dr. Ma. Victoria Belo-Henares, had violated the DOH’s Administrative Order No. 183 when it allowed Kho to practice cosmetic surgery, especially a liposuction on Halili, although he “lacks the qualification, training and specialization” to do so.

“He passed the Medical Board examination sometime in February 2007 but the liposuction surgery on Katrina was done in August 2007,” Palad told DOH reporters.

Palad said this means that Kho has not met the minimum four-year training as a “diplomate” or resident to be able to conduct surgical procedures, especially liposuction.

“This complaint is against the clinic in particular. This should be a wake-up call to all clinics to hire only competent, qualified and well-trained doctors and medical personnel,” he added.

Halili said she did not know that Kho was not qualified when the procedure was performed and it was only lately when she was informed about this. The actress appeared hesitant to answer questions.

The complaint showed that BMGI has failed to “maintain the standards and technical requirements as provided for under AO No. 183 or the Rules and Regulations Governing the Licensure and Regulation of Ambulatory Surgical Clinics of the DOH.”

“Dra. Belo’s reckless acts failed to meet the standards and technical requirements under Administrative Order. No. 183 s. 2004 which requires that BMGI appoints and allocates personnel who are suitably qualified, skilled and/or experienced to provide the service and meets the patients’ needs,” it further stated.

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Patrick Garcia ayaw ipagpilitan ang sarili

“Hindi ko maiwan ang showbiz, nakaka-miss at kailangang magtrabaho,” ang sagot ni Patrick Garcia kung bakit nakumbinse siyang tanggapin ang TV remake ng Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin. Hindi siya napi-pressure dahil may teamwork sila ng mga kasama at si Topel Lee ang kanilang director na tinalikuran pansamantala ang pagdidirek ng horror.

Dahil inaming tumigil na siya sa panliligaw kay Glaiza de Castro, nasentro kay Jennylyn Mercado at kay baby AJ ang mga tanong kay Patrick at may ma­ganda itong balita sa press.

“I’ve been hearing lately na okey na kay Jennylyn na makita ko ang anak ko. I’m planning what move I will do in order to see my son. I just wanna make sure na okey na talaga at baka maintriga na naman,” sabi ni Patrick.

Sa sinabi ng press na ang interview niya sa The Buzz na nagdududa siya na siya ang ama ni AJ at mga pahayag ng mom niya ang ikinagagalit ni Jen.

“I was asked a question sa The Buzz, hindi ko alam kung paano nila in-edit at pinalabas na nagdududa ako kung sino ang ama ni AJ, pero alam kong sa akin ‘yun. I never denied it kahit sa simula pa lang. As for my mom, she was hurt. After inviting her to the house, mapapanood siya on TV saying bad things about us, sino ang ‘di masasaktan?”

Magwa-one year old na si AJ sa August, dadalo ba siya sa birthday party nito?

“If invited ako, why not! Baka mamaya paalisin ako, nakakahiya naman. Ayaw kong ipagpilitan ang sarili ko. Curious akong makita ang anak ko para malaman kung ano ang namana sa akin.”

Paulit-ulit na sinabi ni Jennylyn na wala na siyang feelings kay Patrick at ganu’n din ang actor. “But she’ll always be in my heart as a friend and the mother of my son. Wala na akong galit sa kanya, “ sabi ni Patrick.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Hayden Kho, Maricar Reyes sex video kalat na

May bagong version ng sex video si Dr. Hayden Kho, Jr. kasama ang aspiring actress na si Maricar Reyes na nagkalat ngayon sa cellphone.

Mas luma ito kesa sa mga naunang sex video ng dating magka-relasyon. Mas bata pa si Maricar at parang pango pa ang ilong ni Hayden.

Pero mas grabe, wild ang mga eksena.

Mas malala pa sa porno film ang nasabing video.

Grabe ang frontal at actual love making.

Painit nang painit ang mga eksena. With matching audio.

Pinag-uusapan nila ang pagbili ng laptop ni Maricar sa simula na naging paraan ni Hayden para ma-set up ang camera ng laptop kaya frontal ang lahat ng frame.

Kawawang Maricar. Wala na siyang naitago sa nasabing video.

Sino kaya talagang nagkakalat ng sex video?

Obviously hindi pa siya natatakot.

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Ogie Alcasid, tumataas ang boses pag tungkol sa kasal ng ex-wife ang topic

Gaya nang inaasahan, hindi nagsalita si Ogie Alcasid sa nasulat namin kahapon na November wedding ng ex-wife niyang si Michelle van Eimeren sa fiancé nitong si Mark Murrow. Tumataas ang boses nito ‘pag tungkol doon ang tanong ng press sa first shooting day ng Spoiled Brat (Whatever Yaya) movie nila ni Michael V. sa direction ni Mike Tuviera at co-produced ng APT Entertainment at GMA Films.

“Hindi ko alam ang tungkol d’yan, narinig ko lang. Kung may in-announce man siya sa Facebook, para sa friends niya ‘yun. Hayaan n’yo na sila, private sila at respetuhin na lang natin, but I’m very happy for them, of course,” sabi nito.

Ang mga sumunod na tanong, gaya nang kung susunod na silang magpapakasal ni Regine Velasquez, kung dadalo sila sa kasal nina Michelle at Mark Murrow at kung payag silang kumanta sa kasal ng dalawa ay ‘di nito sinagot at puro “sana puwede akong sumagot” ang reaction dahil bawal nga siyang mag-comment sa relasyon nila ni Regine.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Michelle van Eimeren magpapakasal na sa Australia

Sa kanyang Facebook account, isinulat ni Michelle van Eimeren na nakabili na siya ng wedding gown. Ibig sabihin, magpapakasal na siya, altho’ wala siyang binanggit na buwan at petsa kung kailan sila ikakasal ng fiancé niyang si Mark Murrow.

Nagtanung-tanong kami at nalamang November this year ang kasal nina Michelle at Mark, aabangan uli namin ang announcement niya sa Facebook ng exact date ng kanilang kasal.

Ngayong magpapakasal na sina Michelle at Mark, sana sumunod na ang annulment ng church wedding nina Michelle at Ogie Alcasid para makapag-pakasal na sina Ogie at Regine Velasquez para everybody’s happy.

Dahil magkakaibigan sina Michelle, Mark, Regine at Ogie, hindi nakakagulat kung dumalo sina Regine at Ogie sa kasal nina Michelle at Mark. Remember, isinama rito ni Michelle ang fiancé last year para manood ng 20/20 concert ni Ogie sa Araneta Coliseum.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Q-11 shows win in international fest

Q-11 continues its winning streak as two of its shows won in the recent US International Film and Video Festival (USIFVF).

Emerging as one of the top programs among 1,100 entries from 22 countries, Rajo Red: The Business of Elegance won the USIFVF Silver Screen Award and Reunions, hosted by Jessica Soho, was cited with a Certificate for Creative Excellence, both in the Documentary: Motivational, Inspirational category. The Los Angeles-based USIFVF, established in 1967, attracts the world’s biggest networks and creators of Business, Television, Documentary, Educational, Entertainment, Industrial and Informational productions.

Produced by Q’s Entertainment TV Group, in partnership with the House of Laurel, Rajo Red is a special docu on the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Rajo. The program featured the evolution of Rajo’s masterpieces, a gala fashion show for a cause, the designer’s journey to success and his inspirations and dreams.

Reunions’ Multiple Reunions episode, on the other hand, featured three reunion stories, that of 63-year-old Josefina Ramirez, the Barbuco family and Sgt. Douglas Holcomb. Ramirez had been searching for her siblings for 50 years; the Barbuco family fervently prayed to see their 33-year-old, mentally challenged son; and Fil-Am Sgt. Douglas Holcomb, who was born in the Philippines but supposedly abandoned by both his parents, wanted to trace his roots.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pia Guanio walang pakialam sa leading lady ni Vic

Ang international model/TV and movie star na si Paula Taylor ang leading lady ni Vic Sotto sa pelikulang LOL o Love OnLine na showing sa August 19, at co-produced ng kanyang M-Zet TV, OctoArts Films at APT Entertainment at sa direction ni Tony Reyes.

Pinuri ni Vic si Paula dahil kahit sikat na endorser, TV and movie star sa Bangkok, walang arte, professional, cowboy at lahat kinakain pati sisig at dinuguan. Ang ayaw lang kainin ay balut dahil na-trauma nang unang kumain, tuka ng sisiw ang nakain.

Inalam ng press kung hindi ba kinabahan, nagselos o na-insecure si Pia Guanio kay Paula?

“Wala siyang mga ganu’n. ’Pag pinadama mo ang pagmamahal mo, hindi siya kakabahan. She’s also not the type na mai-insecure, she’s very secure. We see to it na blameless ang relationship namin at ’pag sinabing blameless, ibig sabihin, ’wag gagawa ng isang bagay na makakainis, makakasakit o makaka-selos sa partner mo.

“Dapat maayos ang kilos mo para walang prob-lema. Hindi siya nagtata-nong about my leading lady, she’s more concerned of how I am at ’pag trabaho ko, ’di siya nangungulit,” sabi ni Vic.

Kasunod nito, itinanggi ni Vic na nagkaroon sila ng problema ni Pia. Hindi na raw siya si Richard Gutierrez at ’di na sila mga bagets para magka-lovers quarrel.

Samantala, may entry sa Metro Manila Film Festival si Vic na solo niya, pero hindi muna sinabi dahil sa June 19 palang ang submission ng entries at ayaw niyang i-preempt. Two weeks, after the submission, puwede na siyang magkuwento.

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Bong Revilla binayaran ng P50M para manahimik sa Katrina-Hayden sex scandal

HINDI nagtatago si Senador Bong Revilla, at lalong hindi siya nananahimik ngayon tulad ng gustong palabasin ng kanyang detractors.

Sa SNN special report, ipinalabas ang pa-nayam kay Sen. Bong at sinabi niyang tuloy pa rin ang laban niya para sa kaso ng Katrina Halili-Hayden Kho sex scandal.

May intriga kasing binayaran daw si Sen. Bong ng kampo ni Dra. Vicki Belo ng P50M para manahimik na lang.

Ito ay mariing itinanggi ni Sen. Bong on national TV. Pagdidiin ng senador, tuloy pa rin ang laban niya sa sex scandal na ito.

Aniya pa: “Hindi pa, rin natin titigilan ang kasong ito. Mananagot ang dapat managot.” Matapang pang pahayag ni Sen. Bong na desididong ipakulong kung sino man ang nagpa-upload ng mga nasa-bing malalaswang video na hanggang ngayon ay nagkalat sa lansangan.

Halata namang pani-nira lang laban kay Sen. Bong ‘yong sinasabing binayaran siya ng P50 milyon para manahimik. Unfair ‘yon sa isang tulad ni Sen. Revilla na gusto lang makatulong sa kapwa artista, tapos ngayon ay siya pa ang nalalagay sa masamang usapin.

Mukhang desperado na ang kampo ni Hayden Kho, Jr. Ginagawa nila ang lahat ng moves para ‘wag maging masama sa mata ng mga tao ang po-ging doktor.

Habang tumatagal, may mga nagsasabing kay Hayden na raw ang simpatya nila dahil lumalabas na willing victim si Katrina.

Ang masasabi namin, ke alam ng isang babae o hindi na kinukunan siya ng video, hindi pa rin ta-ma para sa isang lalaki na i-video ang isang priba-dong gawain. So unbecoming of a gentleman.

Abangan na lang natin kung saan papunta ang kasong ito. Kung may makukulong ba talaga o may makalulusot pa?

Well, diyan natin ma-kikita kung talagang justice still prevails.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Echo & I had a very peaceful talk — Heart

KAHAPON ay tumulak si Heart Evangelista patungong San Francisco, California, para sa isang promo activity ng GMA Pinoy TV. Kasama niyang bumiyahe ang inang si Cecile Ongpauco at isang matalik na non-showbiz friend.

Isang linggo ring mawawala sa bansa ang aktres at para makasiguro, nagpaturok silang mag-ina ng anti-flu at pneumonia vaccine.

Pagbalik, magse-self-quarantine rin sila gaya ng iba pang nangingibang bansa dahil sa kinatatakutang A H1NI virus.

Isang araw bago umalis, pormal na pumirma si Heart bilang bagong celebrity endorser ng Nisce Skin ’N Face at N2 Derm + clinic.

Sa naturang okasyon, na idinaos sa For Members Only Embassy Club sa The Fort at dinaluhan din ng mag-inang Nisce owners na sina Dra. Edna at Atty. Blaise Nisce, Mommy Cecile at Tita Annabelle Rama (managers ni Heart), naging open ang aktres sa pagkumpirmang nagkaayos na nga sila ng ex-boyfriend na si Jericho Rosales.

Ayon sa kanya, ang chance encounter ay naganap sa isang restaurant sa Serendra kamakailan lamang.

Nagkataon raw na naroon din ang dating manager niyang si Angeli Valenciano (current manager ni Echo) habang nagdi-dinner sila ni Mommy Cecile sa Abe at sinabi ng una na parating at ka-meeting niya ang aktor.

Simpleng “hi” lang daw ang pinakawalan nila ni Echo sa isa’t isa at magalang ding nag-hi ang aktor sa madir niya.

Matapos ’yon, nagkapalitan uli sila ng text at nagkausap din sa telepono para ayusin ang kung anumang gusot na nilikha ng kanilang paghihiwalay as a couple.

“Nagpalit ako ng number, hindi ko alam kung kanino niya hiningi ang number ko. It was a very peaceful talk and at least, wala nang ilang-ilang factor.

“I’ve moved on but I’m not ready to fall in love again. I don’t want anything, I have so much to do sa buhay ko, sa career ko, and I believe na love is a choice,” sey pa ni Heart.

Samantala, isang taong malapit sa aktres ang nagsabi na nangako ito sa parents niya na hindi muna magbo-boyfriend sa loob ng isang taon.

Biro raw tuloy ng mga magulang ni Heart, she should put that in writing para maipanotaryo nila.

Ang balita pa namin, hangga’t maaari ay mas type ni Mommy Cecile ang non-showbiz boyfriend para sa bunsong anak. Someone who is stable, decent at impressionable.

Sa ngayon, mukhang wala silang dapat ipag-alala dahil tipong desidido si Heart to stay single and loveless.

“I want to be beautiful for myself,” mariing dialogue pa ng aktres sa Nisce at N2 Derm + launch, kung saan 15 months ang pinirmahan niyang kontrata bilang endorser.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jolina Magdangal, 'di cooperative sa promo ng sariling show

May nakapagsabi sa aking source na hindi raw cooperative si Jolina Magdangal para sa Adik sa ’Yo.

Madalas hindi ito available sa promo ng kanyang bagong sitcom sa GMA 7. Tuloy ang publicity ay nase-sentro lamang kina Dennis Trillo at Jennica Garcia. Kapag may promo-show si Jolens ay nagtatanong pa raw ang kanyang manager-daddy kung mayroon itong honorarium.

Magsasabi itong tatawagan sila pero kapag tumawag naman ay nagsasabi lamang na hindi puwede ang anak pero nagbibigay naman ito ng dahilan. Totoo ba ito, daddy Jun?

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Cristine Reyes, di sinipot ang Rosalinda taping

Hinintay daw si Cristine Reyes na dumating sa storycon ng Rosalinda last week dahil sa kanya raw ibibigay sana ang role ni Freda, ang kontrabida ng series, pero hanggang 6 p.m., hindi ito dumating, kaya naghanap na lang ang GMA 7 ng ibang actress na magiging kontrabida ni Carla Abellana.

Ang sabi, kahit gustuhin ni Cristine na bumalik sa Channel 7, hindi pa pupuwede sa ngayon dahil may kontrata pa itong isang show sa ABS-CBN. Kaso, hindi nito sinisipot ang taping ng Banana Split. Hindi papayag ang Channel 2 na hindi i-honor ni Cristine ang natitirang kontrata at kung patuloy daw itong magmamatigas, mapi­pilitan ang network na siya’y i-freeze.

Ang alam namin, bago pa ang presscon ng Rosa­linda, out na talaga si Cristine dahil hindi nag-work out ang negosasyon sa kampo niya at ng Channel 7 management, kaya hindi totoong walang offer sa kanya ang Siete. Hintayin na nga lang natin ang susunod na happening.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Manny Pacquiao ignoring Atienza’s advice?

EVEN if his 'tatay-tatayan', DENR Secretary Lito Atienza, has had a heart-to-heart talk with him urging him not to go into politics anymore, Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao looks deadset in running as congressman in Sarangani province. In fact, he and his family have moved to his new house in the province. He did not talk about politics, saying he and wife Jinkee are just enjoying their kids while it is vacation time, but it is obvious he is really preparing for something big.

But Secretary Atienza said he will not take it against Manny if he really wants to run. He is just confident that in the end, his wish will prevail. "Nakikinig naman sa akin 'yan," he said.

What Secretary Atienza isn't against in Manny's other activities is his love for showbiz. In fact, Manny is set to start a new movie under Solar Films which has been inactive in making local films for years. Well, we hope Manny comes up with a hit this time.

Meanwhile, Sec. Atienza filed a case against Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and his vice mayor, actor Isko Moreno regarding the continuous operation of the oil depot in Pandacan, Manila .

Why include Isko? "Siya ang presiding officer during the session (about giving the Pandacan depot a permit to continue its operation) at siya ang pukpok nang pukpok (for approval)."

Sec. Atienza even joined activists in a rally during the World Environment Day denouncing the Manila leaders for continuously putting the lives of the people in Pandacan and its neighboring areas in danger.

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Lolit Solis lambasted Hayden, Osang

ON "Startalk," Lolit Solis revealed that an audio tape is being circulated to make it appear that she's orchestrating the whole thing. She said this was taped by the lawyers of Hayden when she met with them and Hayden, along with his mom and Reli German (the PR man allegedly being paid by Dr. Belo to do damage control for him), at the home of Dr. Belo's mom on May 21. But the tape was edited to make it appear that Lolit is the culprit. "I challenge them to release the complete version para magkaalaman na kung ano ang totoo," says Lolit. "Ang gusto nilang palabasin, ako ang masama, masterminding the whole thing. Dapat, iparinig nila 'yung unedited tape recording nila so people will know kung ano talaga ang naging buong takbo ng aming pag-uusap.

Ipinayo ko noon sa nanay ni Hayden na humarap siya sa tao at humingi ng tawad para sa kalokohang ginawa ng anak niya. Hindi niya sinunod, sa halip kung sinu-sinong ibang tao ang sinisi niya. Ano ngayon ang nangyari? Nademanda siya ng libel ni Katrina at ng road manager nitong si Omar Sortijas dahil sinabi niyang drug addict sila. Hindi ako nagtatakang nagawang ikalat ni Hayden ang audio tapes ng meeting namin na inedit nila. Kung sarili nga niyang kaibigan, nagagawa niyang traydurin at agawan ng girlfriend, pati na si Vicki Belo na ang daming benefits na nakukuha niya, ako pa kaya na hindi niya pinakikinabangan? At doon sa program ni Arnold Clavio sa DZBB, nireport nilang kinakawayan at nginingitian pa ni Hayden ang mga taong nakikita niya sa Rockwell.

Ganun siya ka-obsessed na maging sikat at makilala siya. Matagal na niyang pangarap na maging popular at ngayon lang ito natupad kaya ine-enjoy niya ang bawat segundo na nakikilala siya ng mga tao. Hindi talaga siya affected ng kahihiyan sa ginawa niya. Binigyan niya ng bagong kahulugan ang salitang showbiz na showbiz. Pero sabi ng lawyer niya, hindi na raw siya lumalabas ng bahay at lagi na lang nagdarasal. E, anong ginagawa niya sa mall?"

And what can Lolit say about the remark of Rosanna Roces on "SNN" that what's happening to her and Dr. Belo is a case of karma? "Naku, dapat hindi na sineseryoso ang mga sinasabi niya kasi laos na siya, 'no? Tumigil na siya. Huwag na siyang makialam dito. Siya itong inabot ng mas matinding karma at wala na siyang career.

Kumita ba 'yung huling movie niya ("Pasang Krus") e na-pull out agad sa mga sinehan? Yun namang isa ("Aurora"), hindi pinayagan ng MTRCB na maipalabas dahil malaswa. Ha-ha-ha-ha! Kaya huwag na nating patulan ang mga patutsada ng isang has-been na siyang mas nagdurusa dahil sa mas matinding karmang dumapo sa kanya. At saka, may nakikinig pa ba sa isang laos? Wala naman, a."

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Katrina Halili inayawan ng fans ni Marian

HOW unfair naman if it’s true na inaayawan daw ng mga fans and followers ni Marian Rivera na si Katrina Halili ang gumanap na kontrabida (ni Marian) sa next series ng una sa GMA 7, Darna?

Why naman?

It doesn’t mean that just because involved siya sa sex video scandal, naapektuhan na rin ang kanyang pag-a-artista.

As an actress, walang puwedeng magsabing ’di kakayanin ni Katrina ang role na i-entrust sa kanya sa Darna bilang Valentina or whatever.

Hoy, kayong mga fans ni Marian, give Katrina a chance. Who are we (repeat, we) to judge Katrina?

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Jolina Magdangal: I trust Marvin

GMA7 spent so much at the presscon of "Adik Sa'Yo" held at Oasis Aurora Blvd. The place was designed to have a Filipiniana motif complete with bamboo arches and a drum and bugle corps with majorettes like in a Philippine fiesta. The Bayanihan dancers performed several folk dances. The stars were introduced like sagalas and consorts in a santakrusan, with Director Joel Lamangan as hermano mayor. When the trailer was shown, a lot of writers were surprised Jolina Magdangal was doing kissing scenes and a bed scene with Marvin Agustin. They've been paired in several wholesome movies and TV shows but this is the first time Jolina consented to do such scenes with her ka-love team.

"Naku, 30 na po ang lola n'yo," she jokes. "Kung noon, kahit daya, ayoko talaga ng kissing scene, this time naman siguro, it's about time na mag-mature na ako. Marami akong scenes that I'll do for the first time. Mabubuntis pa ako ni Marvin dito. I agreed to do it as Direk Joel Lamangan says dapat may ipakita naman kaming bago. Also, I trust Marvin kasi alam kong di siya magte-take advantage. Sa bed scene nga, I told him kabado ako and he said siya ng bahala at inalalayan niya ako so I'll be comfortable."

So has she moved on after her breakup with Atty. Bebong Muñoz? "Oo naman. I'm dating again but huwag nyo nang itanong kung sino, basta he's a musician at masaya ako ngayon."

Why did she break up with Bebong? "Naku, tapos na 'yun, it's very personal, huwag nyo nang itanong."

Would she accept Marvin in case he woos her now? "Hindi naman nanliligaw 'yan, hindi nagpaparamdam, so paano ko tatanggapin. Basta masaya kami ngayon sa work namin and it's nice to work together again in a primetime romantic comedy like this."

Has she met Marvin's twin sons? "Yes, sina Sebastian at Santiago. Isinama ni Marvin sa set, 3 years old na and they're so cute and well behaved."

Would she be willing to be a stepmom to them? "Ano ba namang tanong 'yan. E, ni hindi nga nanliligaw 'yung daddy nila. Siguro dapat yung mommy na lang nila (Tetet Dy) ang ligawan niya."

"Adik Sa'Yo" starts airing tomorrow after "Totoy Bato".

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin may bed scene

UMAMIN si Jolina Magdangal sa presscon ng Adik Sa ‘Yo na nagi-entertain na siya ng bagong suitors ngayon.

Sa tingin daw niya’y naka-move on na siya sa bigong relasyon kay Bebong Muñoz, although mutual decision daw ang kanilang paghihiwalay.

Balitang isinauli lahat ni Jolina ang ‘heirloom’ na bigay ni Bebong sa kanya. Katuwiran ni Jolens, ang magmamay-ari ng ‘heirloom’ ay iyong makakatuluyan na ni Bebong.

Samantala, ang masu-gid na manliligaw nga-yon ni Jolens ay isang musically inclined guy. Kaya maganda ang rapport nilang dalawa. Uma-asa ang mga dumalo sa presscon ng Adik sa ’Yo, na pinangungunahan ni-la ni Marvin Agustin, na may kahihinatnang magandang relasyon bet-ween Jolina at ng new suitor niya.

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SA wakas, ang matagal nang minimithi ni Marvin Agustin na maging mature actress si Jolina Mag-dangal ay natupad nang muling magpartner sila bi-lang love team sa bagong soap ng GMA7, ang Adik sa ‘Yo kung saan kasama ng dalawa ang bagong tambalan nina Dennis Trillo at Jennica Garcia.

Ang minimithi ni Marvin noon pa ay makahalikan si Jolens. Aba,ayon kay Marvin, after 13 years nilang magkapartner sa movies at telebisyon, ngayon lang talaga puma-yag na magpahalik sa kanya si Jolens.

Ani Marvin: “At last, nag-mature na si Jolens. Kaya nahalikan ko na rin ang lips niya. ‘Di ‘yon smuck, talagang halikan na. Hindi lang isa, dahil marami kaming kissing scene tapings. Ang siste, ang unang halikan namin ay eksenang naglasingan kami. Pa-reho kaming nakalimot na dalawa. Nangyari ang ‘di nangyari. Mistulang bed scene namin ‘yon,‘di lang halikan.”

Sa totoong buhay, kai-lan kaya muling magkainlaban sina Jolens at Marvin? Kasi, noon ay sinabi ni Marvin na super-close na sila ni Jolens. May pa-nahon daw na mag-MU na sila. Ngayong madalas na ulit magkikita ang dala-wa, three times a week na babaran sa taping, muli kayang umusbong ang pag-ibig nila sa isa’t isa? Lalo pa’t parehong loveless ngayon sina Marvin at Jolens.

Ani Marvin: “Time will tell. Basta hintayin na lang natin. ‘Di naman ako nagbibigay ng timetable sa pag-aasawa ko. Kusa lang dara-ting iyan.”

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin in Adik Sa`Yo

Finally napapayag din si Jolina Magdangal na mahalikan ni Marvin Agustin sa lips.

Salamat kay Direk Joel Lamangan na nagdirek ng Adik Sa`Yo, ang bagong teleserye na balik-tambalan nina Marvin at Jolens na magsisimula sa Lunes ng GMA Telababad.

“Mas comfortable na kami ngayon ni Jolens kumpara noon bago kami magtambal sa telebisyon. Wala nang ilangan not like before dahil mga bata pa kami,” kuwento ni Marvin

Posibleng kaya manumbalik ang naudlot nilang pagmamahal ngayon magsasama sila uli sa isang teleseryeng?

“Magkaibigan kami ni Jolens. Wala naman imposible sa ngayon. Libre ako at ganoon din siya. Who knows baka kami nga talaga ang itinadhana,” nakangiting sagot ni Marvin.

Samantala, hindi naman nagpakipot si Jolens nang tanungin kung sakaling ligawan siya muli ni Marvin ay mag pag-asa ba ito.

“Si Marvin, hindi naman nagpaparamdam ’yan. Pa-ano ko naman sasagutin ang tanong ninyo. Basta right now, masaya kami dahil muling kami nagkasama sa isang teleserye,” salag ni Jolens.

“Yes, after so many years ngayon lang ako napapayag makipaghalikan kay Mar-vin on screen at may kasama pang bedscene.

“Dati kasi ay kapag may bedscene ay nagkukuwentuhan lang kami Pero sa Adik Sa ’Yo” talagang kissing at bed scene ang ginawa namin.

“Sino ba ang makakatangi at susuway sa utos ng isang dekalidad na director na si Joel Lamangan? Dahil na rin si direk Joel ang director namin kaya ako puma-yag. Alam ko naman na kapag sinabi ni direk ay kailangan talaga,” paliwanag ni Jolens.

Kasama rin sa Adik Sa ’Yo sina Dennis Trillo, Jennica Garcia, Elizabeth Oropeza, Joey Marquez, Chanda Romero, Eugene Domingo, Pauleen Luna, Iwa Motto, John Lapuz, CEs Quezada, Luz Valdez, German Moreno,Benjie Paraz, Chariz Solomon, Mosang, Sandy Talag, Vaness del Moral, Tony Mabesa at Jim Pebangco

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Moymoy Palaboy handang tumestigo

HANGGANG sa isinusulat ang item na ito ay hindi pa rin nagpapa-interview si Aljur Abrenica kaugnay ng reklamong acts of lasciviousness na inihain laban sa kanya ng isang 15-year-old non-showbiz girl sa National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Ayon sa isang source, sa ngayo’y walang balak magsalita si Aljur dahil nakasisiguro itong wala siyang kahalayang ginawa sa babaing nag-aakusa sa kanya.

Nagkakilala si Aljur at ang menor de edad na babae sa pamamagitan ng common friend na si Moymoy (ng Moymoy Palaboy tandem) nang sabay na magbakasyon sa Puerto Galera nu’ng Mahal na Araw.

Base sa kuwento ni Moymoy sa source ng People’s Tonight, handa siyang tumestigo na walang pambabastos na naganap sa pagitan ni Aljur at ng non-showbiz girl.

Lagi raw silang magkakasama sa Puerto Galera, kaya kung may nangyari mang kalaswaan, hindi ito makaliligtas sa paningin niya at ng iba pa nilang mga kasama.

Bukod kay Moymoy, suportado raw at handa ring tumestigo para kay Aljur ang dalawang miyembro ng Mocha na sinasabing kasa-kasama rin ng grupo nu’ng mga panahong iyon.

“Mga 20 katao pa ang puwedeng tumestigo para kay Aljur,” ang sey pa raw ni Moymoy sa People’s Tonight source.

Napaka-gentleman daw ng actor sa loob ng dalawang araw (Biyernes Santo at Sabado de Gloria) na pananatili nila roon at ang non-showbiz girl pa ang napansin nilang dikit nang dikit dito.

The only time raw na nakita nilang hinawakan ni Aljur ang babae ay nu’ng humiling ito na magpa-picture kasama siya at nu’ng minsang naglalakad sa beach front at inalalayan siya.

Sa totoo lang, anang source, mas maraming dapat sagutin ang accuser ni Aljur dahil sa mga naglalabasang issue lately.

Una na rito ay kung bakit sa edad na kinse, nagtatrabaho na siya bilang promodizer ng isang brand ng beverage.

Pangalawa, kailangang patunayan ng kampo ng non-showbiz girl na hindi gimmick o panggagamit sa aktor ang pag-iingay na ginagawa para makapasok ito sa show business.

Pangatlo, kung totoong nu’ng unang gabi pa lamang ay nakaramdam na siya ng hindi kanais-nais, bakit sumama pa siya sa grupo nina Aljur nu’ng sumunod na gabi?

At pang-apat, kung totoong apektado siya sa nangyari’t wala na siyang ginawa kung hindi ang umiyak mula nu’ng Holy Week, paano nangyaring tinext pa niya diumano si Moymoy para sabihing nasa isang audition siya sa GMA-7?

Ayon pa sa source, tiwala siyang inosente si Aljur sa ipinaparatang dito. Malungkot lang dahil maging ang mga magulang ng aktor ay apektado na sa walang katotohanang bintang sa anak nila.

Kasalukuyan daw silang nakikipag-usap sa kanilang abogado para pag-aralan kung ano ang kaukulang kaso na maaari nilang isampa laban sa “naninira” sa anak na aktor.

Si Atty. June Ambrosio, kilala sa pagpoprotekta sa karapatan ng mga kabataan at kababaihan, ang tumatayong legal counsel ni Aljur ngayon.

Sa opisyal na pahayag na ipinadala ni Atty. Ambrosio sa media kahapon, sinabi nitong: “Based on the information gathered so far, the controversy involving Aljur Abrenica and the complainant appears to be a case of a misunderstanding between two teenagers, nothing remotely romantic or sexually predatory as initially reported.

“Aljur is constantly careful in his dealings with his fans, always upholding the highest standards in gentlemanly behavior, moral values and ethical conduct, as instilled in him by his parents and further honed by his home studio.

“Aljur is flying to the U.S. to fulfill his commitments that had been made long before this controversy.

“Upon his return, he will immediately attend to and clear the matter.”

Ayon sa isang kasamahan sa panulat, may natanguang independence day event si Aljur sa Los Angeles, California.

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Pacquiao pasok sa Celebrity 100 ng Forbes

Patuloy sa pagbulusok ng tagumpay ng People’s Champ na si Manny Pacquiao dahil nasa listahan na rin siya ng Forbes Celebrity 100.

Si Pacquiao lang ang tanging Pilipino na naisama sa taunang listahan ng most powerful celebrities in the world ng maimpluwensiyang Forbes.

Napunta si Pacquiao sa ika-57 puwesto sa naturang listahan para sa taong 2009 na pinangunahan ni Angelina Jolie.

Niraranggo ng Celebrity 100 ang mga film at television actor, model, chef, athlete, at musician batay sa kanilang entertainment-related earning at media exposure.

Sa listahan ngayon ng Forbes, si Pacquiao lang ang tanging Filipino at boksingerong napasama rito. Naitala ang kinita niya na $40 million. Sa larangan ng natanggap na kita, nasa ika-36 na puwesto siya - sa exposure sa internet, 55th; sa press, 59th; at sa TV at radio exposure, 80th.

Kinonsidera ng Forbes ang naging laban ni Pacquiao kina Oscar de la Hoya at Ricky Hatton, ang kasikatan niya at impluwensiya bilang endorser at plano sa pulitika.

Sa hanay ng mga atleta, sinapawan ni Pacquiao ang ibang kilala sa sports tulad ng basketbolistang si Kevin Garnett, baseball icon Derek Jeter, tennis ace Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams at Ana Ivanovic.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Marian Rivera ready to fly

MARIAN Rivera's detractors who claim her heydays are over since she doesn't have a soap now should have been at the Black Magic, the Jag Denim Fashion Show at Mall of Asia last Friday to see how countless fans trooped to watch her sashay on the ramp in their back to school collection with a sophistical tailored feel. Marian was in her element and oozing with confidence as she is no doubt the star of the show, even if there were foreign models around who're taller than her. But her fans who love watching her on TV will see her soon again in "Narda", the new title of "Darna" to differentiate from past Darnas.

"I continue to train for the role," she says. "Sanay na nga akong lumilipad on harness while hanging on the air. Masaya, I'm enjoying it. Tuloy rin ang martial arts training ko. They want my movements to be softer, kasi boyish daw, parang lalake. So gusto nila, maging more feminine ang movements ko, pati paglipad ko."

Is it true Darna will have a new costume. "I think GMA has designed something na mas bagay sa'kin at magiging comfortable ako. Kasi it's difficult to move in a costume na hindi ka comfortable."

So who'll be her leading man? "I'm not sure yet. May mga naririnig lang ako. May nagsasabi, si Mark Anthony Fernandez daw, which is fine with me kasi mahusay siyang artista. I'm not in a position naman to choose so I'll just trust the management who they'll pick for me."

The name of Mark Herras, who was linked to her before, also cropped up. "He's just fine with me. Whatever issues we had then, wala na 'yun. Naayos na. We see each other on 'SOP' at nagkukumustahan kami."

So it's just fine with her that Dingdong Dantes will also have a new leading lady in "Stairway to Heaven"? "Oo naman. But it's not clear yet also who'll be paired with him. Kung sinuman 'yun, I'm sure GMA will also make the right choice."

She won't get jealous? "Bakit naman? Trabaho lang naman ang lahat. Walang selosan."

It's also a big question mark as to who'll play Valentina to her Darna. Is Katrina Halili fine with her? "Oo naman. Walang problemang magkatrabaho kami uli. Nagkaroon kami ng issue noon sa 'Marimar' pero nagkabati kami't naging friends in the course of the show. Right now, being a woman, I really sympathize with her and I want to work with her para makabalik siya sa normal."

Dingdong is said to have her initials tattooed on his leg. Is it true she also had his name tatttooed somewhere on her body? "Naku, kung anuman 'yung mga tattoo na 'yun on whatever part of our body, sa amin na lang 'yun, please. Basta importante 'yun."

Her photos for Jag Black Denims with Will Devaughn were shot on location in Australia no less. "I enjoyed working with Will as he's an accomplished model at masayang katrabaho." Jag reinvented our looks by giving the fotos a dark edge. I'm portrayed here as a sexy temptress."

After the Jag fashion show, Marian went down the stage and shook the hands of her countless fans to disprove that she is "suplada at mataray."

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Aljur Abrenica inireklamo for acts of lasciviousness

NAKAKUHA ang People’s Tonight ng exclusive photos ni Aljur Abrenica kasama ang 15-year-old model na nagsampa ng reklamong acts of lasciviousness laban sa aktor sa NBI nu’ng isang araw.

Kuha ang mga litratong ito nu’ng nagkasabay na magbakasyon ang dalawa sa Puerto Galera nu’ng Mahal na Araw.

Sa pakiusap ng pamilya ng menor de edad na babae, tikom ang bibig ng mga taga-NBI tungkol sa nilalaman ng naturang complaint.

Pero, isang taong malapit sa dalaga ang nagtsika sa People’s Tonight ng ilang pangyayari nu’ng mga panahong iyon.

Ayon sa kanya, dalawang beses nagkasama sa tinutuluyang resort si Aljur at ang non-showbiz girl.

Sa isang bahay tumuloy ang grupo ng nakilala ni Aljur habang ang actor at ang pamilya nito’y nag-check-in sa hotel.

Biyernes Santo umano sila nagkakilala sa pamamagitan ni Moymoy (ng Moymoy Palaboy duo), na unang nakilala ng non-showbiz girl sa isang mall show dalawang linggo bago nagtungo sa Puerto Galera.

That time, nag-aalok ng isang brand ng flavored water ang grupo ng babae.

Kinagabihan daw ay nagkayayaan ang barkada nina Aljur at Moymoy (kasama ang kapatid ng aktor na si Vince) at ang grupo ng babae (kasama ang nakatatandang kapatid at isang anak-anakan ng kanilang madir) na magkuwentuhan sa tabi ng dagat.

Doo’y inalok umano ni Aljur ang menor de edad na uminom, una, ng San Mig Light, pagkatapos, Bailey’s at isa pang klase ng alak.

Nu’ng gabing iyon pa lang daw, nahalata na ng girl ang pagiging sobrang “kumportable” ni Aljur sa kanya.

Panay daw ang hawak nito sa kamay niya at akbay sa magkabilang balikat.

Nasundan ang “tsikahan” at bonding portion na iyon the following night, kung saan sinasabing nangyari ang “pinag-ugatan” ng reklamo.

Ayon sa source, sina Aljur at Vince lang ang nakainom noon.

Dahil dito, nagawa umano ng aktor ang “panghihipo” sa maseselang parte ng katawan ng bagets.

Ayaw nang idetalye pa ng source kung saang parte hinawakan ni Aljur ang dalaga dala na rin ng pakiusap ng pamilya.

Bahala na raw si Aljur kung patuloy pa rin itong magdedenay sa mga nangyari sa Puerto Galera.

Sa ngayon, hihintayin na lang daw ng girl kung ano ang kahihinatnan ng reklamong inihain niya sa NBI.

Samantala, kahapon ay nagpadala ng opisyal na pahayag ang GMA Network through e-mail kaugnay ng iskandalong ito.

Ang nilalaman nito ay: “GMA Network understands that the NBI is conducting its investigation of the complaint filed against Aljur Abrenica.

“The Network wants to assure the public that the company will not tolerate the acts of which Aljur is being charged.

“GMA Network on its own is looking into the veracity of the complaint.

“Until the results of the NBI’s and the Network’s own investigation are known, it is only fair to Aljur for the Network not to pass judgment on the truthfulness of the complaint.”

As of presstime, nakatanggap kami ng balitang na-serve na ang subpoena ng NBI para kay Aljur kahapon ng umaga.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Sheena Halili nakipagbalikan na kay Rainier Castillo

MULING na-rekindle ang sweetness nina Sheena Halili at Rainier Castillo simula nang mu-ling magsama ang dalawa sa “Bakasyonista” episode ng Dear Friend.

Sa set, ayon sa aming source, hindi maghiwalay ang dalawa.

Kahit off camera, ay nahuhuling masinsinang nagkukuwentuhan ang dating mag-dyowa.

Eh, ano naman ang masama?

Dalaga’t binata naman sina Sheena at Rai-nier.

Noong kasagsagan ng StarStruck Batch 1, noong 2005 ay inseparable ang dalawa.

Aminado naman daw ang dalawa noon na na-ging mag-MU sila.

Kaya lang nagkahiwalay sina Rainier at Sheena dahil mas pinili ni Sheena na magbalik-school.

Si Rainier naman ay itinuluy-tuloy ang kanyang acting career.

Pagkatapos ng dalawang taong papamamahinga, muling lumabas sa TV si Sheena.

Mas bagong outlook at mas mature-looking.

Binigyan siya ng big break sa Marimar bilang tanga-tangang kaibigan ni Katrina Halili.

Naging comedienne din siya sa Ako si Kim Samsoon.

Tapos kinuha siyang regular roving host ng Pinoy Records at regular ding napapanood sa SOP every Sunday.

Sa muling pagiging sweet nina Sheena at Rainier, matutunghayan ito two weeks from now dahil isusunod ang “Bakasyonista” episode pagkatapos ng “Madrasta” na magla-last airing this Sunday.

Hindi malayong mag-kabalikan sina Rainier at Sheena, kasi pareho naman silang loveless.

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Monday, June 01, 2009

GMA Network denies meddling in Yasmien-Baron controversy

GMA Network is not meddling in the sexual harassment case of Kapuso actress Yasmien Kurdi against actor Baron Geisler. GMA Network also strongly disputes accusations made by the actress’ lawyer Ferdinand Topacio in a letter sent to GMA executives and in his interview published in the Inquirer.net last May 28.

Topacio had written GMA Entertainment TV vice president Marivin Arayata and assistant vice-president Lilybeth Rasonable complaining, among others, about the airing in GMA - 7 News of the story that his client “had withdrawn her complaint against Mr. Geisler”.

GMA Network through its vice president for legal affairs Attorney Dick Perez said that it stands by the news report which was aired on May 27 with a taped interview of Ms. Kurdi. If Ms. Kurdi is still pursuing her complaint, that means that she had changed her mind after the said interview. Atty. Topacio has no right to blame GMA for airing what Ms. Kurdi had said at that time.”

Atty. Perez also said: “We take strong exception to the allegation Atty. Topacio made in an interview with Inquirer. net that undue pressure was being exerted by certain persons connected with GMA to reconcile Ms.Kurdi and Mr. Geisler. This allegation is simply untrue and is rather reckless.”

Atty. Perez added: ” Contrary to what Atty. Topacio claimed, GMA never encouraged any face-to-face meeting between the parties, nor did we ask (or force) Ms. Kurdi to talk to Mr. Geisler’s lawyer.”

Atty. Perez asked Atty. Topacio to refrain from making baseless accusations and from spreading rumors against GMA and its officers, “otherwise we will be constrained to file such appropriate actions against you in order to protect our interests”.

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Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera and Will Devaughn love triangle

LALONG nag-bloom ang beauty ni Marian Rivera nang makabakasyon siya matapos ang tapings ng soap niya sa GMA7 titled Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang.

Humanga kami sa shi-ning beauty niya nang mapanood namin siyang rumampa with Will De-vaughn sa fashion show ng Jag Black Magic show sa Atrium ng Mall of Asia last Friday night.

Super-sexy at ang ganda-ganda ngayon ni Ma-rian. Panay kasi ang exercise niya, pagte-training at enough beauty rest bilang paghahanda sa kanyang bagong assignment sa Kapuso network, ang Darna.

Nang iniabot ni Will Devaughn ang bouquet kay Marian, natameme ang binata. Halatang labis na humanga sa magnetic beauty at kaseksihan ng co-endorser ng Jag Black. Kaya nang hu-miyaw ang fans ng “kiss” nakatulala lang si Will habang iniaabot ang flo-wers kay Marian.

By the way, hindi lang hit sina Marian at Will bilang endorsers ng Jag Black print at commercial ads, maging sa movie ay napakalakas din ang appeal nila bilang magka-tandem. Napatunayan ito sa Desperadas 1 and 2 kung saan sila ang magka-love interest. Kung wala si Dingdong Dantes sa buhay ni Marian, ma-develop kaya sila sa isa’t isa? Tanong ng marami. Nagkataon pang loveless ngayon si Will dahil nagkakalabuan sila ng girlfriend na si Rizza Santos mula nang umuwi ang dalaga sa Canada. May nagbulong sa amin na malapit nang ma-buo ang isang mainit na love triangle sa pagitan nina Dingdong Dantes, Marian at Will.

Samantala, obvious na mayroon nang superstar status si Marian. Kasi, nang rumampa siya ay naghiya-wan talaga ang bu-ong audience kahit marami ring kasing ganda ni Marian sa mga modelo ng Jag Black. May models pa ngang galing sa South America tulad ni Arianna Barouk na taga-Cuba. Si Ms. Barouk ang nag-represent ng Cuba sa Miss Earth 2007.

Rumampa rin ang mga kababayan ng Brazilian na si Daiana ng Eat Bu-laga. Pero, iba talaga ang appeal ni Marian habang nakasuot ng Jag Black jeans, super-sexy at super-ganda siyang mag-dala ng jeans.

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