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Friday, October 30, 2009

Jomari Yllana, rest muna

Ayaw munang mag-isip ng next project si Jomari Yllana after Rosalinda and Celebrity Duets 3 dahil gusto munang magpahinga.

Parehong November ang ending ng dalawang shows, kaya buong December, magpapahinga siya para fresh-looking sa January.

Sa Camsur gustong magbakasyon ni Jomari kasama ang anak na si Andrei na lagi niyang kasama ’pag umaalis.

Ang ikinatutuwa ni Jomari, napatunayan niyang kaya niyang kumanta sa Celebrity Duets 3 at sa reaction ng viewers ng Rosalinda na ’di alam kung magagalit o matutuwa sa kanya na balakid siya sa relasyon nina Rosalinda at Fernando Jose.

Kinumusta namin ang negosasyon ng Fearless Productions sa Black Eyed Peas na kukunin sana nila for a concert in November. Hinihintay pa rin daw nila ang availability ng grupo at kung matuloy, baka ma-move to another date.

Samantala sa Rosalinda, mag-aaway sina Rosalinda at Fernando Jose dahil kay Alex (Jomari) at papiliiin ng lalaki ang asawa sa kanila ni Alex, pero makikipagbati rin ito kay Rosalinda.

Makikilala ni Florencio (Roderick Paulate) si Veronica (Jackielou Blanco) na malaki ang kinalaman kay Fernando Jose.

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Rhian Ramos thankful

Pasalamat si Rhian Ramos na finally tinanggap ang tambalan nila ni Dingdong Dantes sa Stairway to Heaven at patunay dito ay ang magandang rating ng soap. Sabi ni Rhian, baka na-curious sa kanila ang viewers at binigyan sila ng chance kaya tumaas ang viewership.

Mas komportable na si Rhian kay Dingdong ngayon at nakakapagbiro na hindi na niya kailangang mag-lipstick sa kissing scene nila dahil mahahaba ang eksena at mabubura rin lang kung magre-retouch siya ng lipstick.

“Happy ako kung anumang working relationship namin ni Dingdong, hindi lang siya friend, food buddies din kami. Kung sa mall ang taping namin, ‘pag breaktime, hanap kami agad ng restaurant na makakainan. Thai food ang gusto ko at siya’y Persian food, magkasundo kami’t pa­reho naming love kumain,” kuwento ni Rhian.

Samantala sa Stair­way to Heaven, magi-guilty si Jenna (Rhian) at biglang yayayaing magpakasal si Charlie (TJ Trinidad). Kaso, malalasing si Charlie the night before the wedding
, late siyang magigising at siya na lang ang hinihintay sa huwes. Sa halip na si Charlie, si Cholo ang darating sa kasal ni Jenna.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chynna Ortaleza tuloy ang pag-aaral sa UP

Si Chynna Ortaleza, ang latest endorser ng Sisters Feminine Napkins at Pantyliner, na naging katuwang ni Aileen Go, vice president ng Megasoft na maker at distributor ng Sisters, para sa pamamahagi ng mga certificates at packs sa may 30 estudyante ng Halang Elementary School sa Calamba, Laguna na ginanap kamakailan sa Sioland Wholesale Mart.

Pahayag ni Ms. Go, “GMA 7 talent Chynna Ortaleza is a positive role model for the youth due to her professionalism, her intelligence and her good moral values. We really like her a lot. She is a brilliant host, a very good dancer and very good singer. She relates well to the students. We at Sisters are committed to excellence and our advocacy is encouraging young students to excel in school.”

Kasalukuyang nag-aaral si Chynna sa University of the Philippines (UP) Open University dahil kahit busy sa showbiz, alam niya ang kahalagahan ng edukasyon. Bukod sa Sunday noontime variety show na SOP, pinaghahandaan na ng aktres ang indie film na Ukay-Hukay.

Nagpaunlak si Chynna na samahan ng mga student awardees sa kanyang dance number sa Korean hit song na Nobody nang magpunta sa Calamba. Natuwa rin ang mga mag-aaral sa mga exciting na games na may premyo mula sa Sisters Feminine Napkins at Sioland.

Kahit naapektuhan ang mga pabrika at warehouse facilities ng Megasoft dahil sa bagyong Ondoy, masaya sina Chynna at Ms. Go dahil sa mataas na sales pa rin ng mga high-quality pero affordable products nila. Sa katunayan, naging No. 3 best-selling brand sa mga feminine napkins na ang Sisters.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

StarStruck V pang-buong mundo na

Sa nalalapit na pagsisimula ng pinakamalaki at pina­kabigating season ng StarStruck (V) sa GMA 7, ilu­lunsad sa unang pagkakataon ang international auditions ng original reality-based artista search para sa lahat ng Pinoy sa labas ng bansa.

Inaabangan na ang pagbubukas ng panglimang season ng StarStruck dahil mas pinainit, mas pinatindi at mas pinabongga ang talent search ng GMA Network.

Magkakaroon ng auditions sa mga sumusunod na araw at lugar: Singapore (Oct. 30 and 31 in 7107 Restaurant Marina Square); Tokyo, Japan (Nov. 3 and 4); Middle East: Bahrain (Nov. 3 and 4 in Orbit Showtime Sales Showroom, Old Palace Rd., Manama, Bahrain), Abu Dhabi (Nov. 5 in Trianon Sports Club Hotel, Abu Dhabi), and Dubai (Nov. 6 in Orbit Showtime Sales Showroom, Bur Dubai); Los Angeles (Nov. 3 and 4), San Francisco (Nov. 5 and 6), and New Jersey (Nov. 7 and 8).

Lahat ng aplikante na may Filipino lineage, may edad 16-23 years old, lalaki o babae, at may natatanging talento sa pag-awit, pagsayaw at pag-arte ay inaanyayahan na sumali sa talent search.

Kinakailangang magdala ng original at photocopy ng kanilang birth certificate, at whole body at close-up photos. Lahat ng may edad 18 years old pababa ay dapat magdala ng written consent mula sa kanilang magulang at original at photocopy ng kanilang valid ID para makapasok sa audition.

Iaanunsyo ang iba pang venues sa Japan at US sa iba’t ibang GMA shows na mapapanood din sa GMA Pinoy TV at GMA Life TV.

Ang pinakamagaling na StarStruck aspirants sa bawat bansa na mapipili ay ipapadala sa Manila na may libreng accommodations at travel expenses.

Iniimbitahan din ang lahat ng aplikante na i-e-mail ang kanilang pangalan, edad at contact number sa starstruck@gmanetwork.com.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Richard Gutierrez conversations

"Conversations" let Richard Gutierrez play The Alphabet Game and unveil whatever little “mystery” is left of him.

A — Of course, Annabelle (Rama), my mom. People think that she controls the lives of us her children when in fact she doesn’t. She gives us space.

B — Basketball, my No. 1 favorite sport. I take time to play basketball with friends. It’s a good way of relieving stress.

C — I love Cars. My first car was a Lexus. My dream car is Bugatti Veyron which is quite expensive. I’m saving for it...Cristine Reyes. May chemistry pala kaming dalawa. See for yourself in Patient X.

D — It’s strange that everytime I do something good, like saving my Patient X leading lady Cristine Reyes from the roof of her flooded house in Marikina, my Detractors immediately initiate a smear campaign against me. Go ahead if that’s what pleases them. Mas lalo tuloy ako na-e-encourage to do better. All I can say is that I pray for my detractors. Isinasa-Diyos ko na lang sila... Diamonds? When I see a diamond, I remember my mom because she’s into selling diamonds. ‘Yan ang fallback occupation niya kapag madalang ang kita sa showbiz.

E — Of course, Eddie (Gutierrez), my dad. He’s the exact opposite of my mom. He’s very quiet and my mom is...well, everybody knows what my mom is. Maingay! Hehehehe! People often ask me how much of me is Annabelle Rama and how much is Eddie Gutierrez. I always tell them, “50/50.” My brother Elvis, named after you know who is my dad’s idol...Environment. I’m serious about helping preserve the environment and I’m encouraging people to do the same. The sooner we realize the ill effects of global warming, the better for all of us. I’m glad that GMA has tapped me to host Full Force Nature, Signos, Planet: Philippines and Baha Bahay Buhay. I’m honored to have been chosen for a Fr. Neri Satur Award for “environmental heroism.”

F — In showbiz, you don’t really know who your true Friends are, do you? That’s why I’m careful about choosing friends. But I do have true friends. They know who they are. Hello, friends!

G — God. I’m as God-fearing as my mom. Perhaps not many people know that my mom, a Sto. Niño devotee, often flies to her native Cebu just to hear Mass at the Sto. Niño Cathedral. She goes there early in the morning and comes back to Manila in the afternoon.

H — Yes, I am Health-conscious. Remember the saying “Health is wealth”? I eat healthy food and I work out as often as I can. I try to get as much sleep as I can...What’s my idea of Heaven? Being with somebody you love. That’s heaven on earth. And Hell! Being thrown into the company of people you don’t like....Heart Evangelista, my leading lady in the new GMA show Full House, Filipino version of a Koreanovela. It’s our second team-up, after Asero.

I — Who is my Inspiration? I have one but I won’t tell you who. She knows who she is. Hello, my inspiration!

J — The greatest Joy in my life is being with my loved ones — my family — and my friends. Jewelry? No, I’m not fond of jewelry but my mom is. Yes, Japan. Two years ago, I was in Japan and it was one of my most memorable trips abroad.

K — I had fun doing two movies (For The First Time and Till I Met You) with KC Concepcion. We are close friends and that’s how far our relationship goes. Wow, Kare-Kare, my No. 1 favorite along with Sinigang.

L — I was in high school (Beverly Hills High) when I fell in Love for the first time. And when was the last time I fell in love? I am in love. With whom? Guess!

M — I handle Money with care. Matipid ako. I don’t spend unwisely. I invest wisely, with my parents’ guidance. It’s true that showbiz is not forever so...I think the only thing I spend big money on is cars. As I’ve said, I love cars.

N — Nightlife? Graduate na ako d’yan. I have had my share of nightlife, so I’d rather stay home and listen to music or watch DVDs.

O — I love the Ocean, the sea. That’s why I’m also into water-sport like jet-skiing.

P — Patient X, what else? I’m happy to be reunited with Yam. People ask me why a horror film for my first venture as a producer. I say, “Why not?” Who doesn’t enjoy watching a horror film and having a good scare?

Q — You know what Question pops up in my mind every time I read the newspapers and watch the newscast? Why are there so many corrupt leaders in our country? I think the clean-up should start from the top.

R — I’m happy with my name, Richard. I suppose my twin brother Raymond is happy, too, with his name...My brothers Rocky and Ritchie Paul...My sister Ruffa; she’s an ulirang ate talaga. We brothers and sisters are supportive of one another but we don’t meddle in each other’s personal life. As long as they are happy, I’m happy for them. And vice-versa.

S — Do I have a Sex Life? Hmmmmm. Secret! I’d rather keep it to myself.

T — Trust is very important. When I lose trust in somebody, ang hirap nang maibalik — kung mai-babalik pa. In this kind of business, it’s hard to trust just anybody...Toys? Yes, I have toys for big boys, such as my jet-ski and motocross bike.

U — What’s Unique about me? I don’t know. What I know is that I’m in a unique profession because it lays your life bare...Bench Underwear (and other Bench products). I go to bed wearing Bench underwear...Understanding? Yes, I am. Ask...whoever! Hehehehe!

V — Am I Vain? Di ba lahat naman ng artista ay vain? How long does it take me to fix myself? One hour. It takes me longer to fix my hair.

W — My Weakness? You guessed it — Women. Mahina ang resistance ko sa mga babae. Kapag tinitigan ako, ‘yon na yon...Inaamin ko, madali akong matukso.

X — Back to Patient X. The patient in the movie is played by Cristine Reyes. May mystery around her. What is it? That’s for the public to find out.

Y — The Youth of today are more aware than those of yesterday. Up-to-date sila sa mga bagay-bagay, thanks to advances in technology. I just hope that they would be more involved in serious issues such as those concerning the environment.

Z — How can I ever forget Zorro, the first ever Hollywood movie to be adapted by local television? I had fun playing Zorro and I’m sure other actors before me felt the same way, like Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro).

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Star­Struck 5 auditions in the US

Si Raymond Gutierrez ang ipadadala ng Star­Struck V sa auditions sa Los Angeles (No­vem­ber 5 & 6), New Jersey (Nov. 7 & 8), at New York (Nov. 9 & 10). Sa Nov. 4 ang alis niya at 10 days siya roon at kung mag-i-extend, hindi ma­ka­kasama sa buong pamilya nila na manonood ng laban ni Manny Pacquiao kay Miguel Cotto sa Nov. 14, sa Las Vegas.

Kailangan daw ang international auditions para makahanap ng fresh faces dahil karamihan sa mga bagets dito ay kung saan-saang talent search na nag-auditions.

Looks, talents, at wish ni Raymond na maru­nong mag-Tagalog ang makakapasa sa audition.

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Rhian Ramos now a recording artist

X-Play Online Games, Inc. (X-Play) and Bellhaus Entertainment, Inc. recently launched Rhian Ramos’ singing career with the Audition Dance Battle album.

Rhian showcases her singing talent with You, carrier single of the 15-track dance album of Audition Dance Battle, a popular on-line casual dance game with millions of players worldwide and published locally by X-Play, the joint venture company of GMA Network Inc.’s digital media arm GMA New Media Inc. (GMA NMI) and leading on-line gaming publisher IP E-Game Ventures Inc. (E-Games).

“It’s been such a great year for me; sobrang dami kong blessings na nakuha this year. I wanted talaga to be able to give something new to everyone who supported me. This year, singing was it,” shared Rhian during the launch of the album on GMA 7’s S.O.P., which was a double celebration for Rhian who also marked her birthday that day.

Rhian’s launch was also the premiere for the official music video of You. Directed by Jeff Tan of Bellhaus, the video featured a sophisticated Rhian in stylish party scenes along with Sheena Halili, Dominic Roco, Vaness del Moral, Brenan, and Audition’s players. Highlights of the music video included scenes of Rhian in an elegant helicopter amidst a classic skyline.

Rhian has been planning to come out with her own album this year. “We’ve all worked so hard to make this album happen, and I thank the Audition family na talagang pinaghirapan yung album,” said Rhian. Audistas, as Audition Dance Battle players are called, have chosen Rhian’s song to dance frequently inside the game that it has stayed in the No. 1 spot for several weeks now. Audition Dance Battle offers the ultimate on-line gaming experience for dance aficionados, who enjoy grooving to the beat of fun and funky dance hits. The game features fantastic dance-gaming experience that is complete with character customization, cool graphics and animations, and the hippest tunes and moves from a variety of dance genres ranging from hip hop to ballroom.

Download You to your mobile phone by texting TONE RHIANYOU (for monotones), POLY RHIANYOU (for polytones), TTONE RHIANYOU (for truetone) and send to 4627. Rhian’s You caller ringback can also be downloaded by texting RHIANYOU to 2728 for Smart, 2332 for Globe, and 2300 for Sun subscribers.

Rhian will be in a series of mall shows. The free admission mall tour will include special performances and an album signing activity with Rhian, on-site tournaments of Audition and other X-Play games, plus prizes.

Mall tour dates are today at SM Manila; Nov. 7, SM Batangas; Nov. 17, SM Baguio; Nov. 21, SM Cebu; and Nov. 29, SM San Lazaro.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

How Paolo 'cured' Lian's ovarian cyst

Now it can be told: Paolo Contis actually “cured” Lian Paz by making her pregnant.

Here’s how, according to Paolo:

Lian was diagnosed to have a fist-sized cyst in her ovary and the doctor told her that she would have a hard time having a baby or, worse, not being able to have one at all after she turned 25 (she’s 22).

“We were given three choices,” said Paolo. “One, for her to have surgery pero puede rin daw tumubo uli ‘yung cyst; two, to have her ‘menopaused,’ meaning her menstrual period would be stopped by force for one year; or third, ito na nga, ‘yung fertility.”

Late last June after doing four pregnancy tests (strips can be bought in drugstores), Lian learned that she’s having a baby. The first person she told about it was her mommy and then she asked Paolo to go home posthaste because she had “something important” to tell him.

“I was shooting at that time,” said Paolo, “and I rushed home.”

Then, the sweethearts saw Paolo’s mom to tell her the good news. It was the first time for Lian to meet Paolo’s mom.

“Okay naman kami ng mommy ni Paolo,” said Lian who is still not comfortable calling her Mommy.

“Okay rin naman kami ng mommy ni Lian,” said Paolo.

Lian might give birth in March next year, hopefully right on Paolo’s birthday (the 23rd). By first week of November, they will know the baby’s gender when Lian undergoes an ultrasound. (Lian’s ovarian cyst has become smaller after she got pregnant.)

Any wedding plan?

“There is, definitely,” assured Paolo. “We’ll wait until our baby is old enough to walk and make him either the Bible-bearer or the ring-bearer, or the flower girl.”

Asked by Funfare how she felt about Lian’s pregnancy, Paolo’s ex-girlfriend Isabel Oli said, “I’m happy for them,” adding that she and Paolo haven’t seen nor talked to each other after they broke up last year. “I saw him (with Lian) during Yna (Asistio’s) recent debut but we were in opposite sides of the room.”

Isabel was mum, though, when asked how she would react if Paolo and Lian would get her as one of their child’s godparents.

“I don’t know,” said Isabel whose claim that she has remained close to Paolo’s mom was belied by Paolo.

“Actually,” clarified Paolo, “they are not. Isabel should stop saying in interviews that she and my mom have regular communication. Hindi sila close.”

Isabel said that she hasn’t found a new love but she’s dating a businessman from Cebu.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rhian Ramos P3 million ang nai-donate

Kung mayroon mang magandang lumabas sa ma­­sa­mang bangungot ng bagyong Ondoy at Pepeng ay ang nakita ang pagkakaisa ng taum­bayan sa bayanihang ipinamalas para maipaabot ang tulong sa mga biktima.

Kaya ang mga kabataang artista ng GMA Artist Center (GMAAC) ay magkakatuwang na naki­bahagi sa ginawang relief operations ng kanilang home studio, ang GMA Network, at ang GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Katulad na lamang ni Iza Calzado na aktibo sa Gawad Kalinga at si Rhian Ramos na hindi nag-party at ang endorsement mula sa Fusion Excel na umabot sa P3M ay nai-donate niya sa Marikina at GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Ang staff ng nasabing foundation ay nakarating sa Purok 7, Brgy. Arenda sa Taytay, Rizal kasama ang GMAAC celebrities na sina Ryza Cenon, Lawrence Gutierrez, Aicelle Santos, Gretchen Espina at iba pa. Sa Ilaya St., Alabang, Muntinlupa, natoka sina Mike Tan, Rainier Castillo, Chynna Ortaleza at Ryza. Sa Barangay Polo, Valenzuela dumating sina Iza, Kris Bernal, Kaye Alipio, Samantha Gamboa, Ram Revilla, Chariz Solomon, Kiko Rustia, at Paolo Paraiso. Kasama nila ang konsehalang si Shalani Soledad.

Hindi ninais ng mga artista na makilala sila o makunan ng TV camera para sa ginawang pagtulong kundi gusto lamang nilang makiisa sa layunin ng home network na makapagbigay ng tulong sa mga nangangailangan.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cristine malapit nang ma-in love kay Richard

Sweet talaga si Richard Gutierrez sa kanyang mga nakakapareha either sa telebisyon o pelikula at hindi naiiba rito si Cristine Reyes na kanyang kapareha sa soon-to-be released horror movie na Patient X na dinirek ni Yam Laranas sa ilalim ng GMA Films, Viva Films at Gutz Productions ni Richard.

‘Di nga ba’t marami ang kumagat na may `some­thing’ na namamagitan kina Richard at KC Concep­cion nang magsama ang dalawa sa pelikula. Pero nang matapos i-showing ang dalawa nilang pelikula ay natapos din ang pagli-link sa kanilang dalawa.

Pero iba ang kay Cristine.

Nang tanungin ito kung posible ba siyang ma-inlab sa isang Richard Gutierrez, hindi raw ito imposible dahil bukod sa guwapo at simpatiko, napakabait pa ni Richard.

Samantala, ngayong malapit nang ipalabas sa mga sinehan ang unang tambalan nila ni Richard, ang Patient X, magiging busy naman si Cristine sa movie nila ni Vic Sotto na pang-MMFF.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Richard Gutierrez nahubaran sa ‘Patient X’ mall tour

Sa Entertainment Plaza ng SM North Edsa ginanap ang mall tour ng cast ng Patient X last Sunday at sa rami ng tao, muntik mahubad ang suot na jacket ni Richard Gutierrez.

Mainit na tinanggap ng fans ang tambalan nila ni Cristine Reyes at nagpapasalamat ang actor na successful ang kanilang mall tour at dinudumog sila kahit saan magpunta.

“Lalo akong na-i-energize ’pag nakikita ang maraming fans at kung paano nila kami tinatanggap, lalo na ako. Ang sarap ng feeling na marami pa rin ang naniniwala at nagtitiwala sa ’yo at sana’y tuluy-tuloy ang support nila hanggang maipalabas ang movie,” sabi ni Chard.

Inamin ng aktor na mami-miss niya si Cristine ’pag naipalabas ang movie nila dahil makulit at masayahin ang aktres at matagal uli bago sila magka-trabaho.

Pero, sisiguraduhin daw niyang mananatili silang friends at constant ang communication.

Kinakabahan at excited si Richard sa October 28 showing ng movie, pero kampante siyang masisiyahan ang makakapanood dahil talagang ginastusan at pinaghirapan.

Kahapon umalis si Direk Yam Laranas for Bangkok dahil ’dun gagawin ang mixing ng Patient X at lalagyan ng 5.1 Dolby sensurround para mas ma-enjoy ang pelikula.

Wish ni Richard na panoorin at ma-appreciate ng tao ang movie and so far, maganda ang feedback sa trailer.

Ikinatuwa rin nitong malaman na marami sa mga kaibigan niya ang nag-i-sponsor ng VIP premiere night pati ang ’di nakakaintindi ng Tagalog, gustong manood.

Gagawa pa ba siya ng horror movie after Patient X?

“Definitely! Hopefully next year, nag-usap na kami ni Direk Yam and he’s already developing another concept. Pati pala Valentine movie ko next year, kino-conceptualize na rin, pero wala pang final project,” balita ni Richard.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Marian Rivera lumamig na ang pagtingin kay Dingdong Dantes

HIndi na raw talaga naitatago ni Marian Rivera ang sobrang selos sa pagiging sweet at close ngayon nina Dingdong Dantes at Rhian Ramos sa taping ng Stairway to Heaven.

Heto pa ang isang naka-dagdag sa ‘sakit’ na nara-ramdaman ngayon ni Marian, maging pala ang fans nila (Dingdong-Marian tandem) ay kinikilig sa sweetness nina Dingdong at Rhian sa Stairway to Heaven. At pati ang staff and crew ng telenovelang ito, pagkatapos kunan ang eksenang halikan nina Cholo at Jodi, ay kinilig din at nag-comment pang bagay na bagay ang dalawa.

Kaya naman dahil ‘di na nakatiis, kinumpronta na ni Marian si Dingdong. At balita namin, pagkatapos ng said comfrontation, naging very cold na si Marian kay Dingdong. Meaning, hindi nakumbinsi si Marian sa paliwanag ni Dingdong na walang namamagitan sa kanila ni Rhian.

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Marian Rivera nag-lecture tungkol sa mga puno

Narda (Marian Rivera) is lecturing about the use of trees sa mga bata sa ampunan.

Dinidiligan nina Flora Venoma at Flora Carnivora ng dugo si Babaeng Tuod, galing daw yun sa dugo ng mga illegal loggers. Magagalit si Tuod, dahil hindi na raw natuto ang mga tao.

Aatake si Tuod sa iba pang mga illegal loggers.

Darating si Darna sa site ng mga loggers at siyempre pa ay magkakaroon ng labanan sa pagitan nila ni Babaeng Tuod. Ito na ba ang wakas ni Babaeng Tuod?

Malalaman ni Gabriel from Fr. Mateo na sinundo nina Lola Loleng, Narda at ng nobyo nitong si Eduardo si Consuelo. Sad si Gabriel nang malaman yon. Samantala, nakasilip pala si Impi, maririnig na dadalaw si Gabriel sa puntod ni Roma.

Pagkaalis ni Gabriel sa puntod ni Roma ay lalapitan ito ni Impi. Pilit tatawagin upang bumangon ngunit nang walang Romang bumangon ay huhu­kayin na ni Impi ang libingan. Makikita ni Impi na skeleton na lang si Roma.

Pupuntahan ni Valentina si Eduardo at dahil ang mga ahas daw sa kanyang ulo ang dahilan kung bakit hindi sIya kaya nitong mahalin, puputulin nIya ang mga ito sa harap ni Eduardo.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

TJ Trinidad nakunan ang 'Anino' ng mag-anak

Ayaw paniwalaan ni TJ Trinidad ang mga kuha niya sa kanyang kamera na kung saan sa isang larawan ay may silhouette ng isang mag-anak na binubuo ng isang lalaki, isang babae at isang bata.

Hindi lamang naman sa kamera ni TJ merong rumehistro. May nakunan din ang cameraman na hindi nila kasamahan sa pelikulang ginawa nila - ang Patient X na nagtatampok kina Richard Gutierrez at Cristine Reyes.

Pero sa halip na makaramdam ng takot, nagdasal na lamang ang lahat at bukod sa paminsang-minsan may sumusutsot sa kanila at kumakalabit, wala naman silang naramdamang ibang paggambala.

First time ni Richard na mag-prodyus ng pelikula sa Patient X sa pamamagitan ng kanyang kumpanyang RGutz Prductions. Co-producers niya ang Viva Films at GMA Films. Dahil tatlo naman silang producers, lahat ng requirements ng director ng pelikula na si Yam Laranas ay ipinagkaloob nila, hindi nila ito tinipid.

Si Yam Laranas din ang director ng Hollywood film na The Echo, na kung saan ay kasama rin si Iza Calzado, ang nag-iisang Pinoy na natira sa orihinal na mga artistang gumanap sa Sigaw, ang local film na ginawan ng American version at tinampukan ng isang American actor.

Palabas na ang Patient X sa Okt. 28, may premiere night ito sa SM Manila sa Okt. 25. Simultaneous ang showing nito sa Guam.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Richard at Cristine nabuko, nag-unwind sa Subic

Hindi makapaniwala sina Richard Gutierrez at Cristine Reyes na malala­man ko ang date nila sa isang beach resort sa Subic noong Miyerkules.

Para que pa na naging reporter ako kung hindi ko mabubuking ang kanilang date na nagsimula ng after lunch at nagtagal hanggang 10:00 p.m.

Ang sabi ni Richard, nag-relax lang sila ng leading lady niya sa Patient X pero marami ang puwedeng mangyari sa halos sampung oras na pagsasama nila.

Siyempre, umiral ang malisya ng mga reporter, lalupa’t walang boyfriend si Cristine.

Ang feeling nila, unti-unti nang nahuhulog ang loob ni Cristine kay Richard. Sino ba naman ang babae na hindi magkakaroon ng crush kay Richard?

Sinungaling ang babae na magsasabi na hindi nila type maging dyowa si Richard!

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Naniniwala ako na itinakda ng tadhana na magkasama sa pelikula sina Richard at Cristine.

Si Heart Evangelista ang talagang leading lady ni Richard sa Patient X pero ano ang nangyari?

Ipinalit si Cristine kay Heart dahil inoperahan ito at hindi puwedeng hintayin ang kanyang availability porke may playdate na ang pelikula. So, si Cristine ang instant replacement.

Sa dinami-rami ng artistang babae na magiging biktima ng baha, bakit si Cristine pa?

Hindi nagpabaya si Richard sa kanyang kapareha. Hindi siya nakatiis, gumawa ng paraan si Richard na ma-save si Cristine.

Naging big news sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo ang daring at death-defying rescue niya kay Cristine at nakatulong ito para lalong pag-usapan ang kanilang unang movie team-up.

May mga nagkalat ng tsismis na gimik para sa Patient X ang ginawa ni Richard .

Hindi naman ibubuwis ni Richard ang buhay niya para lang makagimik no!

Luka-luka ang mag-iisip nang ganoon as in wala silang bait sa sarili.

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Wala si Yam Laranas sa presscon kahapon ng Patient X.

May previous appointment si Yam kaya hindi ito nakasipot sa presscon.

Nag-promise ang GMA Films na dadalo si Yam sa premiere night ng Patient X sa SM Manila Cinema sa October 25.

Magpapainterbyu raw si Yam bago mag-start ang red carpet premiere ng pelikula.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Castaway sa Survivor Philippines nagwala, nag-iiyak

Wala nang makapipigil pa sa mga tumitinding eksena sa Survivor Philippines : Palau.

Talagang makapigil-hininga ang ikalawang tribal council ng Sonsorol tribe na mapapanood bukas ng gabi.

Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon sa kasaysayan ng Survivor franchise sa buong mundo, isang Cast­away ang magwawala sa kaiiyak sa Tribal Council matapos ianunsiyo ang isang hindi inaasahang twist na tunay na ikagigimbal ng lahat.

Matatandaang namayani na minsan ang alyansa ng mga babaeng Castaways na kinabibilangan nina Amanda, Mika, Jef, Echo at Justine para matanggal sa Tribal Council ang itinuturing na pinakamalakas nilang kalaban na si Marvin Kiefer.

At napagkasunduan na rin ng girls’ alliance ang kanilang mga susunod na hakbang at kung sino ang nasa listahan ng kanilang mga ibobotong miyembro ng tribo.

Ngunit sa isang twist na iaanunsyo sa Tribal Council, mababago ang lahat ng kanilang mga plano at isang Castaway ang guguho ang mga pangarap para mapanalunan ang tatlong milyong pisong premyo.

Tuluyan na kayang maubos ang mga lalaking Castaway dahil sa taktika ng girls’ alliance?

Sino ang mag-aakalang matatag ang kanyang kapit sa alyansang kanyang kinabibilangan ngunit ito rin pala ang mismong magtatanggal sa kanya sa laro?

Sino ang magiging biktima ng isa sa pinakamalaking ‘blindside’ sa Survivor Philippines?

Huwag palampasin ang pinakamadamdaming Tribal Council sa kasaysayan ng Survivor franchise bukas, Biyernes, sa GMA Telebabad.

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Kay Marian talaga, Rhian walang pag-asa kay Dingdong

Mismong si Dingdong na ang nagbigay ng assurance na hanggang Stairway lang ang sa kanila ni Rhian.

Kahit ang naunang sinabi ni Rhian na niregaluhan siya ng aktor ng kanyang favorite oatmeal chocolate cake nung kanyang birthday ay kinorek nito (Dingdong) sa isang instant tsikahan sa taping nila kahapon sa SM The Block.

“Galing sa aming lahat (meaning sa staff ang cake),” pagtutuwid ni Cholo (name ni Dingdong sa Stairway). Binigay ko after ng lunch namin sa taping,” dagdag niya. Alam naman daw ng lahat ng tao sa taping na favorite ng young actress ang nasabing cake.

Eh anong personal gift niya kay Rhian. “Wala,” mabilis na sagot uli ni Dingdong.

Naging saksi rin ang aktor sa pag-uusap nina Rhian at ng girlfriend niyang si Marian. “I can attest to that. Nagbatian sila,” pagpapatunay ng aktor bilang pangontra sa maraming naglalabasang panay ang isnaban ng dalawa sa tuwing magkakaroon ng chance encounter.

Besides wala naman daw sinasabi sa kanya si Marian tungkol sa nasabing issue. As in hindi ito affected.

At kahit si Rhian, ayon kay Dingdong, “she’s very cool about it. Saka I don’t see any reason para mag-react sila,” sabi ng aktor.

Nang biruin ang aktor na kung siya ay parang walang kilig factor sa pagli-link sa ka­nila ng partner niya sa Stairway… ang obserbasyon ng iba kay Rhian, kinikilig ito sa kanya. “May ganun ba, parang hindi ko nakikita,” sagot agad nito.

Eh paano kung pag kaharap siya, hindi halata, pero after the taping, parang may kiligness sa part ni Rhian sundot ni Gorgy R., hindi na nag-react pa ang aktor.

“Ok ang working relationship namin (ni Rhian), masaya kami sa taping. Nasa mga light moments na kami. Hindi na masyadong mabibigat ang mga eksena” katuwiran pa nito.

Eh paano kung meron silang mga intimate moments ng young actress, si Marian pa rin ba ang iniisip niya?

“Hindi mo puwedeng isipin yun. Kailangan naka-focus ka sa trabaho,” mabilis niyang sagot.

Eh nang may magtanong kung may communication or nag-uusap man lang ba sila ng ex niyang si Karylle, big no ang sagot niya.

May negosyo silang magkasosyo, paano ‘yun?

Hindi naman daw porke may negosyo sila ay kailangan na nilang mag-usap.

Investors lang silang dalawa at may mas malaking share ang ibang investor na namamahala sa operation nito ayon kay Dingdong.

Samantala, mapapanood ngayong gabi sa Stairway to Heaven : Jenna (Rhian) resigns from Cholo’s (Dingdong) company. Hindi na ito papasok.

Matutuwa si Eunice (Glaiza de Castro) na nag-resign na si Jenna. Akala niya wala ng problema.

Pero darating si Cholo sa bahay, telling her na bumalik na siya sa office.

Hihingin ni Eunice ang address ni Jodi from Badet (Karen delos Reyes), gusto niyang sugurin ang babae.

Magkakasuntukan sina Cholo at Tristan (TJ Trinidad). Cholo challenges Tristan na kung wala itong tinatago bakit nito pinagre-resign si Jenna sa trabaho.

May surprise party naman sa sa office for Cholo.

Pero mawawala si Cholo sa mood nang malaman na hindi pa rin pumapasok si Jenna.

Inis din si Eunice dahil hindi man lang na-appreciate ang efforts niya.

Jovan goes to Cholo. Hihingin niya na makita ulit si Jenna, dahil ang pakiramdam niya parang nabuhay ulit ang anak niya.

Dadalhin ni Jovan si Jenna sa bahay. Magkakaharap na sina Maita, Zoila, Eunice at Jodi!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Marian Rivera nanahimik sa closeness nina Dingdong at Rhian

Iniintriga na naman ang magandang relasyon nina Dingdong Dantes at Rhian Ramos. Idinadawit pa si Marian Rivera na dapat na raw magselos.

Poor Marian, walang kaimik-imik at busy sa sarili niyang serye na Darna na consistent ang mataas na rating pero, ayun at pinagri-react.

Hindi naman maiaalis na magkahulihan ng loob sina Dingdong at Rhian. Day in and day out, magkasama sila sa taping ng Stairway to Heaven. Tapos love story pa ang tema ng serye nila, they are supposed to be very much in love with one another. The least they can do is be close to one another. Ganun lang. Sa mga hindi nakakakilala kay Rhian, hindi ito pumapatol sa mga lalaking may sabit, yung kahit walang asawa at pag-aari na ng iba. May paggalang ito sa kung anumang relasyon meron sina Dingdong at Marian, kaya safe si Dingdong.

Napakababa naman ng pagtingin natin kay Dingdong kung iisipin nating ipagpapalit nito si Marian sa kanyang bagong kapareha.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jaya ayaw nang mabuntis

MASAYANG bumati si Jaya sa piling press na dumating sa album launching ng kanyang Real Love Stories sa Hard Rock Cafe kahapon ng tanghali.

Ang Real Love Stories bale 11th album ni Jaya at nakapaloob dito ang 14 revival love songs na one way or another ay nagkaroon ng bahagi sa kanyang buhay.

Ito rin ang follow-up ng highly successful album ni-yang Cool Change, na isa nang certified gold at ini-release ng GMA Records.

Happy din si Jaya sa pi-ling ng dalawang anak (one girl and one boy) at mapagmahal and ever supportive na asawa.

“Nu’ng kabataan ko at wala pa akong anak, baklang-bakla ako. Walang ini-sip kungdi ang sarili ko. Kahit saan puwede akong pumunta. Walang direksi-yon. Pero nabago lahat ito nang lumabas ang babies ko.

“Alam ko na may failed marriage ako. Kahit failure noong una, inamin kong lumigaya rin ako sa dati kong asawa kaya lang ayaw ni-yang mag-anak kami hanggang nagkahiwalay kami. At nu’ng makapunta siya sa Pilipinas, na-realize niyang mas marami palang maga-gandang Pinay dito. We part ways. Ngayon ay masaya na ako sa second husband ko at wala na akong mahihiling pa,” masayang pahayag ni Jaya.

Inamin din ni Jaya na next year ay turning 40 na siya kaya desidido siyang pumayat at ayaw na muna ni-yang magbuntis.

“Kahit boxing sport ay gagawin ko. Sa umaga ay jogging. Desidido akong magpapayat dahil gusto kong makapagsuot ng bra at shorts sa stage. Kakanta ako na ang costume ay mala-Beyonce.”

Carrier single ng Real Love Stories ni Jaya ay ang Hiding Inside Myself ni Kenny Rankin at may MTV na kinunan noong kabuntisahan ng singer, under Direk Milos Curameng.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Ynna Asistio handa nang magpaligaw kay Mark

Totohanin na kaya ni Mark Herras ang biro niya noon sa bagets pang si Ynna Asistio, ang beautiful daughter ng tinaguriang Brooke Shields ng Pilipinas na si Nadia Montenegro, na liligawan ito pagtuntong sa 18-anyos.

Minsan nang na-link si Mark sa young star na si Ynna noon dahil sa sobrang closeness ng dalawa at madalas daw napagkikita noon si Mark sa bahay nina Nadia, gayundin sa mga lakaran ng pamilya-Asistio.

Kaya naman hindi maiwasang tuksuhin ngayon si Mark kay Ynna dahil kitang-kita na ang kakaibang ganda ng young star.

May mga nagsasabi ngang bagay na bagay si Mark at Ynna nang mapanood ang mga ito sa debut ng young star sa SOP kung saan si Mark ang escort nito.

Kaya muling umugong ang tuksuhan sa audience at host ng nasabing programa.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Aljur Abrenica Uncovered

What else do you want to know about Aljur Abrenica who was chosen one of the Top 10 among The 69 Cosmo Men of 2009?

Let Aljur play the “Who, What, Where, When, How” game.

WHO

1. Who do you run to when you have problems?

“My mom (Amor Guiang) and my dad (Alfonso Abrenica). Open ako sa kanila. I tell them everything about me.”

2. Who is the person that you admire most, your role model?

“Also my dad. He always reminds me not to blame myself when I commit mistakes; instead daw, I should learn from them. Matalas ang pakiramdam niya. Before I commit a mistake, pinapayuhan na niya ako. Sometimes, matigas ang ulo ko at hindi ako nakikinig. He would tell me, ‘Papunta ka pa lang, pabalik na ako.’ I see myself in my dad. Like him, I don’t easily give up.”

3. Who are your favorite actors; the actress who turns you on?

“Sa local, si Dennis Trillo. He’s a good actor. Sa foreign, si Brad Pitt. Idol siya ng buong mundo, di ba? My favorite actress is Carla Abellana. She has a sexy body and a sexy face, pati dimples niya ang ganda. Malakas ang appeal niya.”

4. Who is one person that you want to meet?

“He’s not a person, he’s God. What would I ask Him? Well, kung ano ang plans Niya sa buhay ko. Up to now, I’m asking myself that question.”

5. Who has broken your heart, if ever?

“Do you mean nasa isang relasyon ka at biglang nawala? I haven’t experienced being broken-hearted.”

WHAT

1. What is the worst tsismis spread about you?

“Like every newcomer, I was also a victim of the ugly rumor that I was a callboy. Di ko kaya ‘yon! Galit daw ako sa mga bading. When I was a kid, I was really irritated sa mga bading na pinipisil-pisil ang puwet ko kapag nasa palengke ako; lagi akong pinagtri-trip-an. But when I joined showbiz, I started to appreciate them.”

2. What is your biggest fear?

“Death. Everybody is afraid of dying, di ba?”

3. What is your favorite pastime?

“I listen to music...all kinds. Jazz, pop, anything! When I like a song, I try to memorize it. Then I keep singing it.”

4. What are your pet peeves?

“’Yung nanlalamang sa kapwa.”

5. What do you like, or don’t like, most about yourself?

“My being patient and God-fearing. What I don’t like about myself? I’m usually pasensyoso pero kapag napuno ako hindi maganda. I explode!”

WHERE

1. Where is your Achilles’ Heel?

“Wala akong ganoon. I’m not pikon (onion-skinned).”

2. Where are you most comfortable?

“At home where I can do anything. I used to live (somewhere in the Morato area, Quezon City) only with my driver. But now, my family is with me.”

3. Where did you grow up?

“In Angeles City. I was adventurous. I was always out of the house; nabuhuhay ako sa labas. I would sleep over in my friends’ houses. I even experienced sleeping under a tree. I am a survivor.”

4. Where were you during the big flood?

“I was at home, over sleeping. The Morato area was flooded pero hindi umabot sa place namin ang baha. The big flood reminded me of the time when our house was destroyed; the roof was full of lahar. I volunteered to help repack relief goods. I also contributed whatever amount I could afford.”

5. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

“Still in showbiz. Sana may award na ako by that time.”

WHEN

1. When was the first time, and the last time, you fell in love?

“The first time was when I wasn’t in showbiz yet...in Pampanga. The girl was a friend of our family. I went steady with her for eight months. The last time? Secret!”

2. When did you lose your innocence?

“Ha? Kailangan bang sabihin ‘yon? Sa akin na lang ‘yon. Hehehehe!”

3. When are you happiest?

“When I achieve something...like when I do a successful show. Or kapag malakas ang business namin. It’s a bar in Batangas City called Ichiban; sosyo kami ng dad ko. My dad is a musician. He used to be a member of a metal-rock group called Smashers which played in Olongapo. They changed the name to Love Boys when they started playing mellow tunes. My mother was a member of another band. She and my dad met in Japan when their bands were performing there.”

4. When did you earn your first million?

“When I won in StarStruck in 2006, as The Ultimate Hunk. My prize was P1-million, awarded to me in 2007. I spent the money on things that we needed in the house. Some I used as downpayment for a car.”

5. When are you saddest?

“When any member of my family has a problem, usually financial. Nalulungkot ako kapag ganoon; hindi ako mapalagay.”

HOW

1. How do you cope with stress?

“Some people have a massage. I don’t. I just stay home and watch DVDs. Or I sleep. Or I eat and eat! Hehehehe!”

2. How do you know that you are in love?

“Kapag napapakanta ako. ‘Yung out of the blue bigla akong kakanta.”

3. How do you deal with showbiz intrigues?

“I realized that intrigues are really part of showbiz. If the tsismis has no basis, kapag alam ko kung ano ang totoo, I just ignore them. If I know that I’m not guilty of anything or if I’m not doing anything wrong, I’m okay. Relax lang ako.”

4. How do you handle money and stardom?

“I save. I invest some in business, katulad ng bar namin ng dad ko. My mom handles my earnings. I don’t let stardom go to my head. I know that stardom is not forever. While I’m around, I want to entertain as many people as I can.”

5. How different are you now from what you were before you joined showbiz?

“I feel that I’m still the same even if I have no more privacy. I have matured a lot in the past three years. Naging responsable ako. I know my priorities, more or less.”

(E-mail reactions at rickylo@philstar.net.ph or at entphilstar@yahoo.com)
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Regine nagluto para sa mga magko-concert kay Ondoy

Tuloy na sa November 14 ang fund-raising concert ng OPM sa pakikipag-tulungan sa mga talent manager billed Kaya Natin ‘To. Ang meeting ay ginawa last Wednesday sa bahay ni Regine Velasquez kung saan ito mismo ang nagluto. Halos plantsado na ang lahat kahit makakasabay ang fund-raising concert ni Katy Perry.

Kabilang sa nag-attend sa meeting at nagpahayag ng partisipasyon sa concert ay sina Regine Velasquez, Rachel Alejandro, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Rico Blanco, Dingdong Avanzado, Randy Santiago, Geneva Cruz, Chris Cayzer, at Ogie Alcasid. Sasali rin sina Zsa Zsa Padilla at Karylle at hahabol din si Gary Valenciano na may show yata sa ibang bansa.

Nag-commit na rin ng suporta ang talent managers na sina Boy Abunda, Wyngard Tracy, Leo Dominguez, Shirley Kuan, Girlie Rodis, Arnold Vegafria, Carlo Orosa, Vic del Rosario, at kina­kausap pa ang ibang talent manager. Si Rowell San­tiago ang director nito, script by Noel Ferrer at musical director si Marc Lopez.

Balak din ng grupo na maglabas ng album na parang We Are the World at tampok ang composition ni Ogie na Kaya Natin ‘To, at ang Panahon Na ni Ding­dong at composition ni Rico na ‘di namin nakuha ang title. Problema na lang ang recording companies kung saan naka-kontrata ang singers na gustong mag-join sa album, sana pumayag ang recording companies sa project na makakatulong sa mga bik­tima ni Ondoy.

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Louie Ang and Marvin Kiefer, the hunk and the boy

Those who have seen Temptation Island know that when the vamp is around, the virgin can’t be far behind. GMA 7’s Survivor Philippines: Palau has its version of these characters in Louie Ang and Marvin Kiefer as the hunk and the boy, respectively. Although their presence makes the island worth visiting, Louie and Marvin have their tempting Survivor stories to tell.

“It was my and my younger brother’s plan to join,” says Louie of his Manila-Palau-bound journey. “I’m adventurous in everything. Life is boring if you’re not.”

“I had no idea where Palau was,” shares Marvin when he learned that the castaways’ playing field was in this Micronesia island. “When I saw the place, (all I could say was) ‘Wow.’”

That’s expected because Palau is a paradise teeming with fauna and flora plus clear waters and sky. It is a place free from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Before they left for the island, Louie and Marvin had a life of their own. Louie worked in an IT department while Marvin did commercials and ramp modeling. To fulfill his Survivor dream, Louie resigned from his post.

“Survivor is a once-in-a-lifetime chance,” he says. “I finished college so it won’t be hard for me to find another job.”

Marvin put on hold his modeling assignments and brought out the backpacker in him.

So when the island hotties went to Palau, Louie and Marvin psyched themselves up as the possible last man standing. They were ready to face the mental and physical demands of living in a remote island and the consequences of becoming the next Sole Survivor.

“You’ve got to have a strategy,” says Louie. “You have to earn the trust of both parties. It’s difficult because you do this on top of being stressed out and hungry and having companions you cannot trust. You have to set aside your emotions and have to be mentally prepared.”

“I just want to show people that I can do it,” answers Marvin when asked of his motivation to be cast away for 39 days. “ I’m not the rich, (spoiled) kid people think. I work hard for myself. I can also apply all the camping I’ve done for past years.”

Yes, Marvin is not just the glamorous guy in chic, fancy clothes. He is into sports and traveling. The Marco Polo in him would rather hop from one place to another in a shoestring budget — checking in the cheapest place and enjoying the destination’s exotic beauty.

“Traveling means culture, people and nature,” says the half-Swiss, half-Filipino lad. “I like hiking up with the tribes and going up to the mountains.”

Louie’s adventurous side and Marvin’s backpacker attitude have helped them surpass some grueling tasks in the island.

“Pulling the carriage without wheels was challenging,” recalls Louie. “You did it against the sand and you were exposed to the scorching heat of the sun. The hugger and puller was also difficult.”

“I liked the wrestling match which I won for my team,” says Marvin. “I could show my strength unlike in previous challenges which banked on team effort.”

After days and nights in Palau, Louie lost to Justine Ferrer and it was the end of the road for him. The boy-next-door from Cagayan de Oro is halfway through in his Survivor quest and televiewers cross their fingers to see him in the face-off round.

“I will continue my work,” says Louie of life after the reality show. “I want to be more adventurous. I plan to hike and do nature tripping.”

“Let me see what happens,” shares Marvin. “I’m open to anything after Survivor.”

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Richard Gutierrez for the environment

Because of his impressive hosting work on three GMA Public Affairs documentaries on preserving the environment (Signos, Full Force and Planet Philippines), Richard Gutierrez has been tapped anew to co-host a similar docu, Ondoy Environmental Special Report, with Vicky Morales which is airing on Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:30 p.m., after Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

In the Ondoy special, Richard and Vicky dwell on the problems and tragedies brought about by the super typhoon which flooded the entire Metro Manila area and nearby provinces. They will also enumerate the do’s and don’t’s during a typhoon.

Richard will relate the complete story of how he rescued Patient X leading lady Cristine Reyes from the rooftop of her house in Provident Village, Marikina City.

Ella Evangelista-Marcelino, program unit manager of GMA News and Public Affairs, said Richard right away came to mind when the Ondoy special was planned.

Said Ella, “We’ve worked with Richard several times and we were impressed with his professionalism and dedication. He contributed so many useful ideas while doing Planet Philippines.”

Richard said it was his honor and pleasure to work with the people of GMA.

Although he’s busy working on the post-production of Patient X, he took time out to host with Vicky the Ondoy special.

“I’ll always have time for an environmental special, knowing how much benefits it gives to the public.”

Directed and written by Yam Laranas, Patient X is produced by Viva Films, GMA Films and Richard’s newly formed movie outfit, R Gutz Productions.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Phil Younghusband nakipagtalakan sa manager

Enjoy sa panonood ang mga nakasaksi sa away ng talent manager na si Joyce Ramirez at talent niyang Fil-Brit hottie na si Phil Younghusband last Monday sa GMA Network dahil English ang ginamit nila sa kanilang talakan to the max.

Ang tagal daw ng away ng dalawa na nagsimula sa waiting area ng studio, umabot sa GMA canteen at hanggang sa labas ng GMA Network. Doon narinig si Phil na uuwi na lang siyang mag-isa at magta-taxi na lang. Of course, in English ‘yun!

Ang dahilan ng latest na away ng manager at ng kanyang talent ay ang pagseselos ni Phil kay Akihiro Sato na ipinaglambing ng handler nito kay Joyce na iboto sa Celebrity Duets 3. Pumayag daw si Joyce with matching biro na ano ang kapalit ‘pag ibinoto niya si Akihiro.

Dito na nagalit at nagwala si Phil at ayaw nang ituloy ang paggi-guest sa A Sweet Life gayung naka-schedule siya. Ang kapatid na nito ang kumumbinse na bumalik sa studio at gawin ang commitment na tinanggap.

(May relasyon ba sila ateng at may selosan factor?)
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Carla Abellana: No baring for me, period

AFTER being on the cover of Cosmo's sexy men issue, is Carla Abellana now also ready to pose for the cover of a men's mag in a skimpy two-piece bikini? "Ay sorry po, no," she says. "Sabi nila, 'wag magsasalita nang patapos, but I think I can say never mangyayari 'yun kasi I promised to my mom and my lola (former actresses Rhea Reyes and Delia Razon) that I will never agree to pose sa cover of any men's magazine. I don't mean to slight those who have posed already but personal choice ko 'yun. Hindi ko kaya, e."

So she'd be wholesome forever? "Why not? Others can do it naman. Basta I'll do my best para alagaan ang career ko hopefully without resorting to going sexy. I can do kissing scenes, love scenes, like what I do in 'Rosalinda' with Geoff Eigenmann with whom I'm so comfortable na, but 'yung to show that much skin, it's another story. Parang sobra na for me kasi honestly, parang hindi na ako mukhang sexy. Anyway, kahit hindi naman ako nagpapa-sexy, may iba pang projects offered to me, like hosting 'StarStruck 5' na hindi ko talaga in-expect."

The conflict in "Rosalinda" got more intense when Alex (Jomari Yllana) called for a presscon and announced his official engagement to Paloma/Rosalinda (Carla.) Fernando Jose or FJ (Geoff Eigenmann) gets so mad and kisses Rosalinda passionately. He realizes the kiss of Paloma and Rosalinda is one and the same, so he kidnaps her. Alex reports this to the police and offers a reward to whoever can take him to FJ's hiding place. Rosalinda manages to escape from FJ, who runs after her. At a bridge, Rosalinda pushes FJ, he falls down and gets crippled. Meanwhile, Evangelina (Jessa Zaragoza) confronts Soledad (Glydel Mercado) upon learning that Beto (Mart Escudero), the boyfriend of Abril (Ryza Cenon), is her nephew. She also finds out that Soledad is the first and real wife of Alfredo (Ariel Rivera) and she's just a "kabit.”

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Annabelle Rama rumesbak!

Pinakinggan ng GMA 7 News & Public Affairs ang suggestion ng press na muling gumawa ng documentary si Richard Gutierrez tungkol sa bagyong Ondoy dahil nang mag-guest ang actor sa Mel & Joey, in-announce na mapapanood sa Saturday, October 10, ang documentary tungkol sa mga sinalanta at nabiktima ni Ondoy.

Wala pang title ang documentary, kung saan makakasama ni Richard si Vicky Morales at mapapanood after Jessica Soho Reports.

Magandang follow-up ito sa Signos at Planet Philippines na parehong hosted by Richard.

Samantala, masaya si Richard sa positive feedback sa trailer ng Patient X nila ni Cristine Reyes na showing sa October 28.

There’s more to come raw ’‘pag napanood nang buo ang pelikula sa direksyon ni Yam Laranas.

Ibang klaseng takot ang ibibigay ng pelikula na for a change, ’di tungkol sa multo.

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Nanawagan naman si Annabelle Rama sa mga naiinggit kay Richard Gutierrez at nag-iisip na gimik para sa Patient X ang ginawa nitong pagliligtas kay Cristine Reyes na tigilan na ang anak.

Hindi raw alam ng mga naninira sa anak kung ano ang naramdaman niya bilang ina na isiping baka may masamang nangyari sa anak nang ’di nila ito makontak sa cellphone.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Annulment ni Ogie Alcasid ayos na?

Si Ogie Alcasid ba yung sinasabi na magpapakasal na kay Regine Velasquez dahil nakuha na ang annulment sa former marriage niya? Abangan ito ngayong hapon sa Showbiz Central.

Mukhang nakasama pa kay Richard Gutierrez ang ginawa niyang pagsagip kay Cristine Reyes. Humanda ang lahat sa gagawing pagsagot at pagtatanggol ni Annabelle Rama sa anak, ngayong hapon sa SC rin.

May update pa rin sa bagyong Pepeng at sa mga artistang nabiktima ni Ondoy.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal, pass big-screen test

Nandito Ako, Nagmamahal Sa ’yo is a trial balloon for Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal to see if their relatively new love team could soar to cinematic heights. Their tandem may have been a smashing success on television in Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin, but the big screen is an entirely different ballgame.

So how do they fare in their first film project together as a romantic pair?

In terms of box-office success, I have no idea because in the local motion picture industry you’ll never know the truth this early since I can imagine figures are padded in the first few days. Bandwagon hogwash. Watch it because everyone else is — that is the eternal battle cry of most local producers and this is the reason why they always have to say that their movie is making a killing at the tills.

But as far as artistic achievement is concerned, Aljur and Kris have passed the test. To begin with, it’s difficult to fail given the fact that they have a major director like Maryo J. de los Reyes handling them.

Screenwriter Jake Tordesillas also gives them a decent enough blueprint to work around with and that allows them the opportunity to shine in this launching vehicle produced by Regal Films.

Nandito Ako, Nagmamahal Sa ’yo starts with Aljur and his mother Anna Capri eking out a living in Quiapo. Anna, who is ill, however, runs off with syndicate money and mother and son seek refuge in her native Bohol.

The Bohol trip is two-pronged: First, they’re far from the syndicate and second, Anna feels it’s about time Aljur met his real father, the rich Lloyd Samartino, already a widower, but left with a legal son, Baron Geisler.

Baron is about to be married to childhood friend Kris Bernal, but Aljur comes to the picture and they fall in love. Here lie the intricacies of this romance movie that is appealing to all ages and not just strictly for Aljur-Kris fans.

Nandito Ako is very likeable as a film because there are strictly no out-and-out bad people. You can’t even hate the character of Baron because to begin with, he was very cordial and welcoming toward his half-brother Aljur. They only get into a fraternal feud because a girl comes between them — and so you can’t totally blame Baron for eventually being arrogant toward the sibling, whose identity that time was still under DNA testing. And so there are no black-and-white characters here and that’s very commendable because in real life I doubt if there are really such people.

It also helps that Baron is such an excellent actor — so unpredictable, you never know what he is up to next. Of course, noteworthy performances are delivered as expected by more seasoned actors Lloyd Samartino and Anna Capri. Even newcomer Valeen Montenegro, who plays Kris’ frivolous friend and wedding planner, turns in a good acting job — and so do Carlo Aquino, who is sent to Bohol by the syndicate to run after Anna, and Gerald Madrid as Kris’ brother, who is also her father confessor, Gerald being a priest.

Surprisingly, even Aljur and Kris — despite their being new in the acting profession — both do very well. Aljur in particular manages to deliver his dramatic lines full of conviction. For sure that wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the guidance of Maryo J. de los Reyes.

Nandito Ako also gives a great boost to Bohol’s tourism as it shows all the beautiful spots in that place — with great emphasis on the Chocolate Hills. The Baclayon Church is also utilized heavily since a lot of the scenes were shot in its interiors.

Being the launching pad of a new love team, Nandito Ako naturally has kilig moments. Some can be icky, but most are basically tolerable. I’ve seen mushier sequences in other local romance films.

Aljur and Kris may not be Heathcliff and Catherine and Nandito Ako, Nagmamahal Sa ’yo is certainly no Wuthering Heights, but it succeeds as a romantic movie.

If all you want is light entertainment, Nandito Ako is here.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

A Kapuso kind of Bayanihan

Kapuso stars continue to lend their hand in helping the victims of Typhoon Ondoy by serving as operators in the Ondoy Kapuso Helpline and as volunteers in GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Operation Bayanihan: Typhoon Ondoy.

Lucy Torres-Gomez, Marvin Agustin, Iza Calzado, Mark Herras, Ryza Cenon, Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal, Isabel Oli, Benjie Paras, Arnell Ignacio, Butch Francisco, Princess Violago, Ynna Asistio, Vivo Ouano, Gino dela Peña, Jonalyn Viray, Aicelle Santos, Jay Perillo, and Mocha Unson were some of the stars who took time to be part of Ondoy Kapuso Helpline.

The Kapuso Helpline — led by GMAKF EVP Mel Tiangco with Dingdong Dantes, Dennis Trillo, Arnold Clavio, and Pia Arcangel — has already received donations amounting to more than P48-M (cash and pledges), including the P1-M donation from GMA Network.

Cash donations were also given by Richard Gutierrez, Marian Rivera, Ogie Alcasid, Rhian Ramos, Mark Herras, LJ Reyes, JC de Vera, Sunshine Dizon, German Moreno and Francine Prieto. Manny Pacquiao also donated P1-M cash.

Also serving as volunteers were boxing champ Nonito Donaire, Joey de Leon, Chris Tiu, Raymond Gutierrez, Bubbles Paraiso, Chynna Ortaleza, LJ Reyes, Michelle Madrigal, Sexbomb Dancers and Survivor Palau castaways Justin, Marvin, Charles and Jef.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

StarStruck auditions in Naga City

Bicolano hopefuls, aged 16 to 23, traveled to SM Naga recently where the auditions for StarStruck V were held.

StarStruck was first announced on GMA 7’s S.O.P. and most of the auditions were held at SM Supermalls nationwide. Casting tours, where judges screen candidates for star quality or acting talent, were held in different regions.

Among those who auditioned were a sales clerk, wedding singer, a former Little Miss Philippines finalist, a caregiving and nursing graduate, and most of them high school and college students. Applicants brought along their own CDs and minus ones, props or musical instrument like guitar and trumpet.

Dingdong Dantes, Raymond Gutierrez and Carla Abellana will host the artista search.

For those who want to try their luck to be showbiz’s new faces, they can go to GMA Network Center until tomorrow, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. onwards.

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