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Monday, November 30, 2009

Marian Rivera gustong makatambal ulit ni Dingdong Dantes

PARA kay Dingdong Dantes, naging magandang ehemplo ang presidential bet na si Sen. Noynoy Aquino sa kanya kung kaya hindi siya nahirapang magpasiyang ito ang i-endorso sa mga kandidato ngayon sa pagkapresidente.

Sa panayam namin kay Dong, sinabi ng aktor na ba-ta pa lang siya at isang mag-aaral noon ay naging idolo na niya ang pamilya-Aquino kung kaya hindi naging hadlang ang pagiging Kapamilya nila ni Kris Aquino nu’ng gagawin na ang isang campaign ad for Senator Noynoy na si Dingdong ang endorser.

“Hindi na kailangang sabihin ni Kris na iendorso ko ang kuya niya. Ako na mismo ang lumapit sa kanila at willing na sumuporta,” wika ni Dingdong.

Usap-usapan din ang mga proyektong gagawin ni Dong sa 2010.

Siya na nga ang napiling host na ipapalit kay Richard Gomez sa Family Feud, at carry naman ito ng aktor. Intelihente si Dong kung kaya hindi mabo-bore ang audience sa kanya, plus warm din siya sa mga tao, hindi antipatiko ang dating.

‘Yan ang isa sa mga susi ng successful na game shows, ‘yong marunong makipag-communicate ang host with his/her guests and audience.

Tinanong namin si Dingdong kung ano pa ang gusto niyang gawin bilang isa sa mga pinaka-busy na talent ng GMA7.

Gusto pa rin daw niyang gumawa ng proyekto kasama si Marian Rivera. Sumikat ang tambalan nina Dong at Marian sa Marimar hanggang sa pinagpa-hinga muna sila matapos ang ilang proyektong pinagsamahan nilang dalawa.

Well, hindi malayong muli silang pagsamahin sa isang teleserye pagkatapos ng Stairway to Heaven ni Dingdong at Darna ni Marian.

Nami-miss na ba ni Dong na makatrabaho si Marian kahit in real life, nagkikita naman silang madalas?

“Oo naman,” bulalas ni Dingdong.



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Richard and Heart find peace in Prague

They sealed their sojourn in Prague with a kiss in Old Town Square and came home with statuettes of the Sto. Niño of Prague as pasalubong for folks back home.

“My mom kept reminding me to bring one for her,” said Richard Gutierrez of Annabelle Rama who is so devoted to the Sto. Niño that she would go to Cebu early in the morning just to hear Mass at the Sto. Niño Shrine and fly back to Manila right after.

“How I wish we had time to see more of the city,” said Heart Evangelista. “I’ll never forget Prague (Czech Republic). It was my first ever trip to Europe. It’s such a peaceful place that I could hear my heart beating.”

Richard stayed for eight days in that city and Heart for four days (only because she had to fly to Beijing for Mano Po 6: My Mother, Regal Films’ 2009 Metro Filmfest entry in which she plays Sharon Cuneta’s pasaway daughter) to shoot some of the romantic scenes (included that tender outdoor kiss in Old Town Square) for Full House, the Filipinized version of the hit Koreanovela topbilled by Jung Ji Hoon (a.k.a. Rain who now stars in Ninja Assassin, his second Hollywood film) which premieres tonight at 9:20 on GMA replacing the timeslot of the just-concluded telenovela Rosalinda.

Directed by Mark A. Reyes, Full House is the second TV team-up of Richard and Heart, after Asero which was also partly filmed abroad (in Dubai). It also stars Isabel Oli, Patrick Garcia, Keempee de Leon, Epi Quizon, John Lapus, Rainier Castillo, Sheena Halili, Raquel Villavicencio, Chariz Solomon and Marky Lopez, plus Ronaldo Valdez and Pilita Corrales in special roles.

Richard plays Justin, a famous actor scheduled to shoot an international movie in Prague. Heart plays Jessie, a struggling writer who wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Prague. They find themselves seated beside each other on the plane. Guess what happens next.

They say that you will know a person better only when you travel with him. That’s when a person’s real character surfaces.

“Richard and I got to talk more about life,” admitted Heart who is loveless in contrast to Richard is, well, “love-full” (even if Richard refuses to reveal the identity of his loved one who is a gem of a girl). “It helps that his mom happens to be my manager.”

After breaking up with Jericho Rosales and moving from Kapamilya to Kapuso, Heart never looked back, refusing to listen to even the mildest “echo” from the past.

“My career hit rock bottom and I’m glad that I was able to recover after I put my priorities in order,” said Heart who goes out on “friendly” dates but has refrained from going into another commitment. “I’m happy with my life now.”

After Asero, Richard said that Heart has become more open with him.

“She’s more free-spirited now, more outgoing,” he added. “The shoot for Asero was our getting-to-know-each-other period. With Full House, we are more comfortable with each other, we can talk freely about anything.”

Asked what advice he could give Heart where affairs of the heart are concerned, Richard said, “Mas marami siyang pinagdaanan. She should be the one giving me advice.”

Year 2009 was full of changes for Richard.

“Maraming ups, marami ding downs,” said Richard. “What’s important is that I survived the trials. You know what I mean.”

Away from the maddening crowd and even when he and Heart were busy with the Full House shoot, Richard had time to take stock of things while in Prague.

“I should say that I was able to retrieve a lost part of myself when I was there.”



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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vic Sotto stockholder na ng TV5?

Sa paugong na paugong na balitang baka partner na ng TV5 si Vic Sotto dahil sa dalas ng mga appearances niya sa channel at sa mga events nito gaya noong nakaraang Ad Congress sa Subic, madadagdagan pa ito dahil siya ang special guest sa show na produced ng anak ng kumpare niyang si Joey De Leon sa Front Act with Mike & Stanley ngayong Linggo.

At home naman kasi talaga si Bossing sa special interview na ito dahil kasama niya ang mga stand-up comedy artists na sina Mike & Stanley na avid fans niya, not to mention ang anak ni Joey na si Jako, na siyang producer ng show.

Abangan ang special guesting na ito ni Bossing sa episode na Mike & Stanley presents The 21st Advertising Congress in Subic, at alamin ang sagot sa Tambytes Question of the week: “Ano sa Tagalog ang advertising?”

May interviews din sila with Rey Langit, Troy Montero, at ang grupo ng Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famer na Tribal Dancers.

Lahat ng iyan ay matutunghayan sa Front Act ngayong Linggo, 6:00 PM sa nag-iisang ka-shake ng bayan, TV5.



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Saturday, November 28, 2009

GMA 7 gives away brand-new car

Nerissa Villegas of San Miguel Corp. (second from left) became the proud owner of a brand new 2010 Nissan Sentra 1300 GX Auto after winning the grand raffle prize at the GMA Night of the 21st Philippine Advertising Congress held last Nov. 20 at the Subic Bay Convention Center.

GMA 7, which is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, also raffled off six cash prizes of P60,000 each and gave away other cash prizes to delegates who won in the network’s trivia and All About 60 games.

With Nerissa are (from left) Paolo Bediones, GMA Films president Anna Teresa Gozon-Abrogar, and Eugene Domingo.


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Friday, November 27, 2009

Regine Velasquez passes legacy to Sarah Geronimo

WHEN Regine Velasquez gave her favorite pearl necklace to Sarah Geronimo at the latter’s recent jampacked concert at the Ara-neta Coliseum, many said that it’s a sign that the Songbird is already passing her crown to the Pop Princess.

“Well, if that’s how people interpreted it, it’s just fine with me. I’m certain she’ll make it,” she states.

Interestingly, Regine gave Sarah her necklace impulse.

“It’s because I felt proud and happy for her. It’s public knowledge that she started in‘ Star for a Night’ which I hosted so she’s my original baby. And Sarah is one gracious and thoughtful gal. She always sends me text messages asking if I’m okay. She’s sweet. How can you not love her?

Originally, she intended to give Sarah flowers.

“But I wasn’t able to buy (flowers). So, I decided to just give her my necklace instead. Actually, I saw myself in her during my initial days in showbiz. That necklace, it’s important to me. Although it’s not that costly, I always wear it everywhere I go. I think I bought it in the States or Hong Kong. I told Sarah to take good care of it.”

According to the Songbird, in spite of the observation that she’s gradually handing over her throne to her successor, she’s still very much around.

“I still have lots of projects like my latest movie opposite Aga Muhlach whose tentative title is ‘Of All the Things.’ I’m also scheduled to have my own drama show over at GMA-7 titled ‘Diva’ slated for next year. Then there’s the reformatted‘ SOP’ and plans for a new album. My schedule is still pretty much the same,” Regine says.



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Richard Gutierrez prepares for topless scenes

RICHARD Gutierrez is happy to be portraying a normal guy in his latest soap for GMA7, the remake of the hit Koreanovela “Full House.”

Asked if he is pressured when it comes to the ratings, the handsome matinee idol explains:

“It’s always the case whenever I have a new program. I’m blessed that all my prime time projects from ‘Mulawin’ to ‘Zorro’ became certified top raters. With ‘Full House,’ I feel confident that it would also become a hit since it has a strong recall among viewers. The cast is great and we even shot the key scenes in Prague."

After “Asero,” it’s his second project with leading lady Heart Evangelista.

“She’s a nice gal. We became closer when we shot in Prague. Here in “Full House,” we already reached that point where we share opinions on life and love,” Richard continues.

Interestingly, the popular actor shares that during the initial tapings, he was restless.

Many are curious if he’ll also go topless in one key scene popular to the viewers which Korean superstar Rain did in the original.

“All I can say is for the people to just wait. I’ll make sure that I’m physically prepared for that,” Richard ends.



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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Claudine Barretto, now a Kapuso

Pumirma na kahapon ng dalawang taong exclusive contract sa GMA 7 si Claudine Barretto. Yup, certified Kapuso na ang aktres na ma­tagal na panahong kapamilya ng ABS-CBN.

Ayon kay Claudine, originally ay pelikula lang ang gagawin niya sa GMA Films as co-producer ng Viva Films pero naging mabilis daw ang negotiations kaya agad nag-pirmahan ng kon­trata.



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La Diva Concert

If Il Divo comes, can La Diva be far behind?

Make way for Jonalyn Viray, Aicelle Santos and Maricris Garcia, champions of the GMA talent search Pinoy Pop Star (1, 2 and 3 respectively) who sang the National Anthem with such passion during the recent Pacquiao-Cotto bout in Las Vegas that, according to the trio’s mentor, the respected award-winning composer Danny Tan, “Tumayo ang balahibo ko.”

La Diva was the personal choice of Manny Pacquiao for the event.

“It was the first time that a trio sang Lupang Hinirang,” noted Danny. “First time na three voices ang kumanta ng Lupang Hinirang. The crowd went wild; maski ‘yung taga-kabila nagpalakpakan. Akala nila unison ang pagkanta n’ung tatlo; they didn’t expect three different voices singing the National Anthem. When La Diva reached the line ‘Ang mamatay nang dahil sa’yo,’ naghiyawan na sa tuwa ang mga tao.’ Kinilabutan talaga ako.”

You might also feel your hair “standing on end” when you watch La Diva’s first solo concert titled Only La Diva on Nov. 28 (Saturday) and Dec. 5 (also a Saturday) at the Music Museum.

It wasn’t easy for Danny to organize the three champions into a trio.

“They were regulars on S.O.P. where they would perform individually until Darling de Jesus (a GMA executive) thought of making them perform together,” said Danny (known to televiewers as one of the judges of Celebrity Duets). “Then we thought of calling them La Diva.”

The three have so far won in other competitions — Jonalyn a gold medalist at World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA); Aicelle at a song festival in Kazakhstan and Best New Female Recording Artist at the Awit Awards; and, recently, Maricris Best New Female Artist at the Star Awards for Music of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).

They blend beautifully well.

“Jonalyn is a belter, Aicelle has a soulful voice na parang Negrang-Negra while Maricris is more into ballads na parang Barbra Streisand In the beginning, medyo nahirapan kami dahil nga iba-iba ang boses nila, but as we went along naging maganda ang blending nila; nag-gel sila.”

Each of the girls has a solo album and they have just come up with their first album together consisting of three originals and the rest revivals, to be released by Sony Music.

(Note: Tickets to Only La Diva are priced at P1,500 and P800. Call Ticketworld at 891-9999.)



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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Joel Cruz shares winning

A Joel Cruz party is always worth attending because of the festive mood. His victory party at his rest house in Canyon Woods, Laurel, Batangas for being the grand winner in the Celebrity Duets Season 3, was incomparable. The place was star-studded and the set-up was grandiose.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the Buganda drummers, and it was evident that the color of the day was green being the favorite color of Joel Cruz, which symbolizes the "going green" campaign of his Joel Cruz Signatures.

From the start, Joel had second thoughts joining Celebrity Duets. Although he can dance and play the piano, he is not a singer like the rest. When he joined Celebrity Duets, what he had in mind was doing it for charity. He has been helping a lot of charitable organizations since February 2009. Joel Cruz’s beneficiaries include Hospicio de San Jose (P75,000), Tahanang Walang Hagdanan (P75,000) while the the following received P50,000 each: Asilo de San Vicente de Paul, PGH pedia wards 9 & 11, Missionaries of Charity and Charities of Mother Theresa, Kids Foundation, Jesus Love Little Children Foundation, Wish Ko Lang-GMA7, Quiapo Church girl sampaguita vendors, Verrie Santua (a cancer patient), Pandacan United Methodist Church, Kapuso Foundation-GMA7, St. Paul Seminary Foundation, St. Ignatius Parish Church (Zamboanga), UST High School, UST Hospital Charity Ward, a sexually-abused seven- year-old-girl from Batangas, Master Showman, and the Atimonan Parish church.

Aside from the fun, we really felt the spirit of Christmas with all those classy Christmas tree, reindeer, Belen, bells, lights, flowers, fireworks and gift-giving. We can say Santa Claus is not a myth as it was portrayed by Joel himself, a true Santa in a flesh.



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La Divas, nakademanda na rin?

GAANO kaya katotoo na nakademanda na rin ang La Divas na kinabibilangan nina Aicelle Santos, Maricris Garcia at Jonalyn Viray da-hil sa pagbabago ng tono ng Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas sa nakaraang laban ni Pacquiao.

Kahit sabihin pang humakot ng paghanga ang La Diva trio dahil talaga na-mang napakagaling ng kanilang rendition ng Pambansang Awit, ididemanda pa rin sila dahil may isyung ini-ba rin nila ang tono ng Lupang Hinirang.

Ayon sa grupong magde-demanda sa La Diva nakasulat daw sa batas na maaa-ring awitin ang Lupang Hi-nirang sa iisang paraan lang at ito ay sa tono ng pagkaka-areglo ni Julian Felipe, ang taong nag-compose ng ating Pambansang Awit na Lupang Hinirang. Isa raw itong sagradong awitin na dapat ay hindi bini-bigyan ng bagong tunog.

Ang tanong, si-no ba ang may kasa-lanan, ang kumanta o ang nag-ayos ng bagong tono ng kanta? Siguro, ang dapat idemanda ay kung sino ang nag-areglo ng bagong bersyon ng Pambansang Awit.



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Monday, November 23, 2009

Jinkee handa na sa ‘giyera’ vs Krista Ranillo

NAGDESISYoN nang ipaglalaban ni Jinkee ang asawa niyang si Manny Pacquiao against Krista Ranillo na natsitsismis ngayon sa People’s Champ.

Mula sa pagdating nila sa airport noong Biyernes ng madaling araw hanggang sa pag-almusal sa Renaissance Hotel ay katabi niya si Manny. Nagsimba rin sila sa Quiapo Church na mag-kasama, pati sa pagpunta sa grand victory party ng GMA7 para kay Pacman sa SM Mall of Asia hanggang sa paggawad mismo ni PGMA kay Manny ng Datu award sa Quirino Grandstand.

All this time ay panay ang halikan nilang mag-asawa na ikinatuwa nang husto ng mga tao at media.

Wala ring makapagta-nong na reporter about Krista kay Manny dahil bina-walan ang media na ungkatin ang intrigang ito.

Anyway, diumano ay may nasabihan na ilang ma-tatalik na kaibigan si Direk Dominic Zapata na naghiwalay na nga sila ni Krista. Hindi lang malinaw kung sino ang nakipag-break kanino at kung si Pacquiao nga ang dahilan.

Pero marami ang nang-hihinayang dahil 9 years na palang magkarelasyon sina Direk at Krista.



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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dingdong Dantes won't run for public office

WALANG balak kumandidato si Dingdong Dantes o tumanggap man lang ng anumang posisyon sa gobyerno kung sakali mang mahalal ang kanyang presidential bet na si Noynoy Aquino. Kasi, iniintriga na nga-yon pa lang si Dingdong bu-hat nang lumabas siya sa political ads ni Noynoy.

Idagdag pa ang bagong movement niyang sinalihan, ang Ayos Na! isang youth movement para isulong sa mga kabataan ang kabutihan ni Sen. Noynoy Aquino kaya karapatdapat itong ihalal sa 2010 elections. Ma-ngangalap si Dingdong ng at least 500,000 supporter na mga kabataan para sa Ayos Na!

Ani Dingdong: “Tumu-tulong ako kay Noynoy dahil naniniwala ako sa programa niyang pang-edu-kasyon. Pangunahing pa-ngangailangan iyan ng mga kabataan.”

Walang anumang kapa-lit ang pagtulong na ito ni Dingdong.



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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dingdong Dantes updates

Tuwang-tuwa tiyak ang kampo ni Sen. Noynoy Aqui­no dahil ginagawa ni Dingdong Dantes ng buong puso ang trabaho niya bilang spokesperson ng AYOS NA! o Advocates of Youth and Students for Noynoy Aquino. Sa Nov. 22, pangungunahan niya ang isang big youth gathering na gagawin sa Risen Garden sa Quezon City.

Ang manager na si Perry Lansigan ang itinuro ni Dingdong na makakasagot kung totoong may nag-offer sa kanya ng P30 million para mag-endorse ng pulitiko, pero ayaw magsalita ni Perry. Ang ikinatutuwa ni Dingdong ay ang dumaraming lumilipat sa Liberal Party, kabilang sina Mayor Sonny Belmonte at Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista ng Quezon City.

Samantala, masaya si Dingdong na lumabas din ang totoo sa isyung panunulak diumano ni Marian Ri­ve­ra sa isang bata sa isang mall. Sumama ang loob ng GF niya sa maling balita at nakiusap na bago mag­­labas ng mga ’di siguradong balita ay alamin muna.

Going strong ang relasyon nina Dingdong at Ma­rian at nakatulong ang trip nila sa Malaysia, Singa­pore at Hong Kong. Sa tanong kung nagkakakanti­yawan sila dahil ilang gabi ng mas mataas ang rating ng Stairway to Heaven sa Darna ni Marian, hindi ang sagot nito.

“Gusto kong linawin na hindi ka-compete ang Darna sa akin dahil for me, si Darna ay number one sa puso ko. ’Pag mag­kasama kami, ’di namin pinag-uusa­pan ang trabaho,” sabi ng aktor.

Tama rin ang desisyon ni Dingdong na piliin ang Family Feud sa StarStruck V dahil up to April next year ang game show at sa Nov. 24, na ang first taping day niya. Ang StarStruck V ay 14 weeks lang at magtatapos sa February.



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Manny Kisses Jinkee Pacquiao on Homecoming Concert Party

Manny Kisses Jinkee Pacquiao on Homecoming Concert Party.

Newly-crowned WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao shared a much-applauded kiss with wife Jinkee after singing Born For You in the ongoing Homecoming Victory Party at the SM Mall of Asia.


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Does Krista really drive Pacman crazy?

Is it for reel or for real?

In the beginning, showbiz-watchers suspected that the ties that bind Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Krista Ranillo were connected to the promo (read: gimmick) of their movie Wapakman which is included in next month’s Metro Filmfest. You know how it goes in local showbiz: During the promo period, the lead stars are supposed to be in love with each other, the better to whet the public’s appetite for gossip. The “romance” is usually co-terminus with the release of the movie... unless further evidence proves otherwise.

Now, is everything we’ve been hearing about Krista and Manny for real? Could it be true that Krista, who graduated with honors from Ateneo (Interdisciplinary Studies with tracks in Communication and Psychology), is driving Pacman crazy and Pacman’s wife raging with jealousy? If so, what kind of pound-for-pound treatment is Krista giving Pacman?

Of course, it’s not the first time that Krista, who is in her mid-20s, is being linked to a married man. When she was sweet sixteen, Krista’s name cropped up as one of the reasons behind the break-up of Gina Alajar and Michael de Mesa. I asked Michael about it then and he answered only with an enigmatic smile. In last Sunday’s The Buzz, hosts Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino quoted what Gina wrote in her Facebook
, something like “If I were Jinkee, I won’t give up on Manny; Krista is not worth it.”

I heard that Gina cried “Foul!” and took The Buzz to task for not asking her permission to quote from her Facebook. In the first place, if Gina had a piece of advice for Jinkee, why did she not just call or text Jinkee and not do it via her Facebook which can be accessed by your “friends” (one of whom could tip off a movie writer or a TV host)?

The rumor involving Krista and Pacman persists because of their public visibility together, to wit:

• Several weeks ago when Pacman and company took a vacation in Hong Kong, Krista was also there with Pacman’s (female) hairstylist who is said to be the “bridge” between the two;

• When Pacman distributed relief goods among the Ondoy victims, Krista was also with him. Take note: It’s not at all connected with their movie’s promo;

• When Pacman was training in Baguio for his fight with Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto, Krista was also there, reportedly giving Pacman, ehem, “moral” support, and that she exchanged “loaded” words with a sexy actress once also linked to Pacman; and

• When Pacman fought Cotto last Saturday (Sunday, Manila Time) in Las Vegas, Krista was there, seated at the far end with her father, Mat Ranillo III (also seen in some of the Krista-Pacman “sightings,” maybe acting as chaperon because the family is said to be “conservative”), and other members of the family; while Jinkee, with her twin sister, and their friends were at the ringside.

As Funfare reported the other day, Pacman’s two women crossed paths at the Chanel Shop in Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The eyewitness said that “sparks nearly flew” when the two groups threw snide remarks at each other.

During Pacman’s post-fight concert at Mandalay Bay, he ignored a request to acknowledge and thank Jinkee onstage, making people conclude that, yes, there must be some trouble in the couple’s marriage, especially when Jinkee cried during the thanksgiving Mass for Pacman where the homily was about the importance of keeping the family intact at all costs and preventing anything that would break it.

Krista confirmed only to Funfare that she did see Manny in Hong Kong. That was the only time she ever talked about the “reel” romance that has become...so “real”?

But Krista, who was on the same flight with Pacman to Hong Kong, said that it was all coincidence just like when she bumped into Pacman at a mall in Hong Kong. Again “by coincidence,” they were on the same flight back to Manila, and she and her friends accepted Pacman’s invitation for them to ride in his car from the airport to where Solar Entertainment boss Wilson Tieng was celebrating his birthday. That was during the start of their “being seen together.” Since that admission, Krista has never answered calls and text messages. (Hi, Krista! The line is open anytime you want to tell the truth, er, to air your side.)

There are side bars to the story, to the effect that Krista’s dad is running (for congressman again?) in 2010 and he badly needs the support of Pacman who himself is again jumping into the political arena, undaunted by the TKO he got from Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the 2007 congressional race in South Cotabato.

The plot is getting thicker and thicker.

Pacman is arriving with Jinkee today from L.A. Can Krista be far behind?

After winning his seventh title in seven different weight divisions, can Pacman emerge with gloved right hand raised in triumph in what might be his eighth “title”?

Dejado or llamado?

You can place your bets now.



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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kuya Germs inungkat ang mga tampo sa GMA-7

Nagpa-thanksgiving party si German Moreno sa mga taong laging sumusuporta sa kanya noon at hanggang ngayon.

Nagmistulang December in November ang okasyon dahil nagpa-raffle ng appliances at cash si Kuya Germs. Inaliw din niya ang mga press at iginagalang na personalities tulad nina Madam Precy, owner ng Teatrino at bagong itatayong Music Museum sa Greenhills; Joel Cruz, big boss ng Aficionado at Celebrity Duets 3 champion, at maraming iba sa performance ng ilang singers.

Enjoy ang kapatid natin sa panulat lalo na nang kumanta ang Mabuhay Singers na kahit may mga edad na ay hindi pa rin nagbabago ang magandang tinig.

Of course, present ang mga alaga ni Kuya Germs na napapanood sa Walang Tulugan every Saturday sa GMA-7. Umakyat ng stage si Kuya Germs para magpasalamat sa lahat ng dumalo at nagulat kami nang sabihin ang mga tampo na matagal na niyang kinikimkim.

Ayon pa kay Kuya Germs, naging tapat daw siyang Kapuso at hindi nagawang umalis kahit may alok sa ibang network dahil ganoon daw niya kamahal ang GMA-7. Pero dahil lang sa isang tao na ngayon ay tsugi na sa GMA-7, nawala lahat ang shows niya sa GMA-7.

“Marami ang nagtatanong at humihikayat sa akin na ibalik ko raw ang That`s Entertainment dahil dito galing ang mga sikat na artistang tulad nina Lea Salonga, Vina Morales, Billy Crawford, Ara Mina, Piolo Pascual, Isko Moreno, Sharon Cuneta, Gretchen Barretto, Lani Mercado, Mariz at maraming iba pa.

“Ibabalik ko ang That`s Entertainment, hindi ko lang masabi kung kailan at kung anong network. Abangan na lang natin kung kailan at sana nandiyan pa rin sila na sumusuporta sa akin,” pahayag ni Kuya Germs.

Marami pang sinabi si Kuya Germs at nakiusap na huwag nang isulat dahil wala naman siyang sama ng loob sa network.



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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

That's Entertainment ibabalik sa TV

LAST Monday night ay naghandog si German Moreno ng “Thank You” party sa press na ginanap sa Teatrino Theater sa Prominade, Greenhills.

Bongga ang party dahil maraming putahe ang inihanda ni Master Showman at host ng variety show ng GMA-7 na Walang Tulugan.

Ayon kay Kuya Germs, nagpapasalamat siya dahil nasa top 5 program sa abroad, lalo na sa North America, ang kanyang Walang Tulugan.

Dahil sa pagiging popular ng Walang Tulugan sa abroad, madalas ipadala si Kuya Germs ng GMA-7 para magdala ng mga artista sa iba’t ibang panig ng Amerika at bilang promo na rin sa Pinoy TV.

Dahil na rin sa kasikatan ng Walang Tulugan sa Amerika, maraming nag-iimbita kay Kuya Germs para mag-show sa abroad at msitulang na-revive ang hosting career ni Kuya Germs.

Happy din si Kuya Germs sa dalawang natanggap na acting awards. Una sa Star Awards for Movies at ikalawa sa FAMAS, bilang Best Supporting Actor para sa pelikulang Paupahan na idinirek ni Joven Tan.

At ang pinakamagandang balita na nagpasaya sa kanya ay ang sinabi ng GMA-7 management na ibabalik sa telebisyon ang kanyang That’s Entertainment. Hindi pa alam ni Kuya Germs kung kailan ito pero ma-lapit na raw.

May mga na-discover siya sa Walang Tulugan na lumalabas na rin sa shows ng GMA-7 tulad ni Jhake Vargas, ang bagets na magaling na kumanta at tumugtog ng gitara. Nakilala nang husto si Jhake sa Stairway to Heaven bilang batang Tristan (TJ Trinidad), na lihim na nagmamahal kay Jodi (Rhian Ramos).

Lumabas na rin si Jhake sa Joaquin Bordado at Gagambino at big break sa kanya ang maging brother ni Kris Bernal sa soap na Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?, ang first hit soap ng love-team nina Kris at Aljur Abrenica.

Ngayong January, bida na si Jhake sa teenager primetime soap na First Luv at makakasama ang mga batang lumabas sa Stairway To Heaven. Bago mag-Ene-ro ay featured din sila sa Christmas special ng Dear Friend.



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Marian Rivera nagpaliwanag sa batang itinulak

Nadadalas ang Asian trip ni Marian Rivera dahil pagkatapos bumisita sa Singapore at Malaysia, sa Tokyo, Japan naman siya pupunta. Aalis siya sa November 21 para pagbigyan ang mata­gal nang request ng mga Pinoy ‘dun na makita siya ng personal at mag-promote na rin ng Darna.

Maka­kasama niya si Mark Anthony Fernandez na kapareha niya sa series at si Arnell Ignacio at sa Nov. 23, balik-‘Pinas at balik-taping na siya ng Darna.

Matutuwa ang mga nagtatampong fans nina Marian at Dingdong Dantes na wala pa ring project together ang dalawa sa GMA 7 for 2010 dahil from a source, nalaman naming may gagawin sila next year at abangan n’yo na lang kung TV o movie ito. Hintayin n’yo rin ang bago nilang TVC ng San Mig Light.

Nilinaw na rin ni Marian ang isyung panunulak daw niya sa isang 12-year-old girl na gustong magpa­pirma sa kanya. Hindi niya itinulak, kundi ina­lalayan palabas ng store ang bata dahil may oras ang kanyang autograph signing. Akala yata ng bagets at ng ina nito, pinalabas at itinulak pa ni Marian ang bata kaya umiyak.



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Manny at Krista video?

Wala talagang sikreto na hindi nabubunyag. Nang matapos ang laban nina Manny Pacquiao at Miguel Cotto, saka lu­mabas sa Youtube ang video nang mag-guest si Manny sa show ni Jimmy Kimmel.

Hindi ang video ng pagkanta niya ng Some­times When We Touch ang tinutukoy ko ha? Ang video ni Manny habang nagmamaneho siya ng sa­sakyan na nakunan ng isang fan ang hottest issue ngayon.

Bakit kamo? Isang mystery girl na nagtatakip ng mukha ang katabi ni Manny sa upuan habang papa­labas sila sa parking lot ng TV network sa Amerika.

Kamukhang-kamukha ni Krista ang babae at kung talagang wala siyang itinatago, bakit tinatakpan niya ang kanyang mukha.

Kitang-kita ang ebidensiya. Totoo ang mga tsismis na nakarating sa Pilipinas na naroroon sa US si Krista at ang kanyang pamilya, courtesy of you know who!

Hindi puwedeng sabihin na niretoke ang video dahil malinaw na malinaw ito. Hindi nga raw nagpa-picture si Manny sa fans na naghi­hintay sa kanya sa parking lot dahil sa girl na kasama niya. Patakip-takip pa kasi ng mukha, hmp!

At ang nakakaloka, negang-nega si Krista dahil minumura siya ng mga nag-post ng comment. Masasakit na salita tungkol sa kanyang pagka­babae ang comment ng mga nakapanood ng video. Bato na lang si Krista kung hindi siya maa­pektuhan ng mga below-the-belt na pang-ookray sa kanya.

Sometimes When We Touch Theme Song Nina Manny At Krista

Ang Sometimes When We Touch ang pabo­ritong kantahin ngayon ni Manny. Ang duda ng mga intrigera, ‘yon ang theme song nila ni Krista.

Palala nang palala ang mga balita tungkol kina Manny at Krista. Kuhang-kuha ni Jinkee ang sim­­­­patiya at respeto ng mga tao.

Naaawa sila kay Jinkee at sa apat na anak nila ni Manny. Damay naman si Mat Ranillo at ang kanyang asawa sa mga pang-ookray ng madlang-bayan dahil kinukunsinti raw nila ang maling gawa ng kanilang anak.

Below-the-belt na ang mga banat sa Ranillo family. Ewan ko lang kung paano nila iha-handle ang malaking kontrobersiya. Kung mababasa at mari­rinig nila ang mga sinasabi ng mga tao, mahi­hirapan sila na makatulog nang mahimbing.

Pamilya Ni Krista Magma-Migrate Na Sa Amerika, Magnenegosyo Na Lang

May balita na plano raw ng mga Ranillo na mag-migrate sa Amerika at magtayo dito ng negosyo.

Hindi malayo na matupad ang kanilang balak dahil kaliwa’t kanan ang mga banat sa kanila ng media at ng mga ordinaryong tao.

Kung nasa malayong lugar sila, hindi nila masyadong mararamdaman ang galit ng mga tao laban kay Krista at sa kanilang pamilya.

May filmfest movie sina Manny at Krista. Dahil negang-nega ang mga balita, imposible na hindi maa­pektuhan ang box-office result ng Wapakman. Hindi ako magtataka kung nag-iisip ng damage control ang Solar Films para ma-save ang filmfest movie nila pero mahihirapan si Wilson Tieng dahil galit na galit ang mga tao kay Krista. May nagkomento pa nga na hindi dapat Krista ang name ni Krista.

Video: Manny Pacquaio with Krista Ranillo in the Car?



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Monday, November 16, 2009

La Diva - National Anthem - Pacquiao vs Cotto fight

La Diva sang the Philippine National Anthem on Pacquiao vs. Cotto fight last night.

Video after the jump.


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Fans ni Marian nire-reklamo si Rhian

May reklamo ang fans ni Marian Rivera - gamit na gamit daw ang kanilang idolo sa promo ng Stairway to Heaven.

“Please stop using Marian Rivera’s name for the promotion of STH especially for the promotion of herself. (Rhian Ramos). If you are really a good person inside and out and very close to God how come even if Dingdong is taken already you don’t stop flirting and talking (w/ details talaga ha)! As if your kinikilig. STH deserves a high rating because of a unique unconditional love between Cholo and Jodi not Dingdong and Rhian, ur making illusions ha, and it doesn’t mean na you need to be in partn­ers in real.”

Hataw daw kasi ang rating ng STH sa kasa­lukuyan.

Based on overnight TV ratings data from AGB Nielsen Philippines’ for Mega Manila last November 12, Stairway to Heaven led all primetime programs with a household rating of 36.4%. Ipinalabas sa nasabing episode ang reunion ng mag-sweethearts na sina Cholo and Jodi who have been separated for a long time.

This week, mas bongga raw, maraming mapa­pa­nood na shocking twists and revelations in the love story of Cholo and Jodi.

Pero bakit ba nagtatarayan ang mga fans eh mukhang hindi naman apektado ang kanilang mga idolo.

Besides parehong Kapuso stars ang dalawa kaya suportahan na lang nila.



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

StarStruck V begins tonight

After the worldwide anticipation and excitement for its return, GMA 7’s StarStruck comes up with its biggest season yet as it premieres tonight.

StarStruck V invades Filipino homes with a new breed of aspirants who will soon become GMA Network’s next batch of TV sensations.

The network’s grandest, most ambitious StarStruck season got an overwhelming number of dreamers who auditioned not just in the Philippines but also in the US (L.A., San Francisco, New Jersey), Japan, Singapore and Middle East (Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai). Those who passed the auditions will be flown in to Manila, with all expenses, including airfare and hotel accommodations paid for by the show.

The fifth season will be hosted by Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana and Raymond Gutierrez. Dennis and Carla will host the live Sunday episodes while Raymond takes over all Saturday episodes with StarStruck alumni Mark Herras, LJ Reyes, Arci Muñoz and Paolo Avelino as segment hosts.

For 14 weeks, StarStruck V ups the ante of the competition with surprising twists and revelations. The hopefuls will try to outdo each other in painstaking tests sub-divided into four major performance
categories: Singing, dancing, acting and imaging under the scrutiny of the high-profile and formidable StarStruck Council composed of director Floy Quintos, Iza Calzado and Lolit Solis.

The aspirants’ fate lies on the council and the audience’s votes. Elimination is conducted weekly until only four survivors remain.

The aspirants who will snatch a spot in the Final 14 will go through grueling talent tests, workshops, and trainings under five StarStruck mentors who will ensure that they would utilize their entire potential in every performance. The season’s mentors are Gina Alajar for acting, Douglas Nierras for dancing, Jai Sabas-Aracama for singing, Abbygale Arenas-de Leon for imaging and Barbie Chan for makeup.

The survivors are expected to showcase their versatility, give their best performances and improve their talents and personalities each week as they try to convince the council and viewers that they deserve to become stars. The aspirants will experience the biggest surprise twist dubbed, FACTOR V, which includes five of the most rigorous challenges and the most shocking twists in the history of the talent search.

Two winners will be proclaimed this season — The Ultimate Male and Female Survivors — in a two-hour Final Judgment Night to be held live at the Araneta Coliseum. At stake are millions of pesos in cash prizes and a management contract with GMA 7.

To provide updates on the hopefuls as the show progresses is Shout Out: The Starstruck Dailies will air starting Nov. 23 to give viewers behind-the-scene footage and highlights including the drama and struggles in the life of aspirants and the real issues they encounter as they take their dreams to the StarStruck stage. It will air daily with 15-minute updates before Family Feud.

StarStruck V airs Saturdays after Pinoy Records and Sundays after Kap’s Amazing Stories starting tonight with Shout Out: The Starstruck Dailies airing Mondays to Fridays.



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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jolina Magdangal mag-iiba ng image

Mahabang panahon ang rehearsal para sa re-launch ng S.O.P. sa November 22, dahil Thursday pa lang, nagre-rehearse na ang mga kasama sa show. Closed-door lang yata ang rehearsal dahil hindi nasilip kung sino ang mga nagre-rehearse.

Ang tiyak ng aming source, may mga bagong muk­ha at dati ng mainstays ng show ang nagpa­papawis mag-rehease. Balitang may mga maalis na mainstay ng show, either tuluyang ma­alis, pagpa­pahingain o ililipat sa ibang show ng GMA 7.

Isa sa mga pangalang lumutang na mawa­wala sa show ay si Jolina Magdangal bilang pakiki­simpatiya raw sa manager niyang si Perry Lansigan na nag-resign sa GMA-7. Pero ang balita, ibabalik din si Jolina sa S.O.P. sa January next year. Baba­guhin lang daw ang image nito para iba na ang dating sa pagbabalik.



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Manny in fine shape; Cotto still struggling?

After a light workout and a hearty meal, Manny Pacquiao tipped the scales at 146 lb, and should have no problem, none at all, for Friday afternoon’s official weigh-in at the Grand Garden Arena of the MGM.

A group of scribes from Manila bumped into Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, just outside The Noodle Shop of Mandalay Bay Thursday evening, and his big, round eyes gave away all the excitement in him.

“Perfect. Everything is perfect,” he said.

He was asked how much Pacquiao weighed on the eve of the Friday-the-13th weigh-in, and he responded by saying the reigning pound-for-pound champion was at 146 lb “after a meal” inside his $15,000-a-night suite.

Earlier, at the IBA Gym, where he trains when he’s in Vegas, Pacquiao said the weighing scale that he has inside his suite is as “accurate” as it can get. How much he weighs in there, is how much he’ll weigh at the MGM.

It only meant one thing: that Pacquiao is in perfect shape for the 145 lb contest, and that everything’s going on as planned, in that he can weigh in Friday at 145, or even a shade under, and climb the ring at 149 the next day.

Ariza said he doesn’t want Pacquiao to go over 150 for the fight because it could slow him down a bit.

Ariza said Pacquiao will go out for a brisk run in the morning, can have some fruits and a couple of hard-boiled eggs, and make it to the official weigh-in at 3 p.m. safe and sound, smiling as he’d done all camp long.

There were unconfirmed reports reaching Team Pacquiao Thursday that Miguel Cotto may be struggling with his weight, and that there were efforts to keep the temperature high inside the Top Rank Gym when he trains.

“It’s a hundred degrees (37 degrees Celcius) inside the gym when he trains,” said a Pacquiao assistant.

But in Wednesday’s final press conference, the 29-year-old Cotto assured everyone that his weight is in check, contrary to insinuations he’s starving himself to death just to make weight.

Members of Team Pacquiao, however, have their own thoughts, and as Pacquiao wrapped up his last day at the gym Thursday, there was some discussion regarding the schedule of the official weigh-in.

Pacquiao’s adviser, Mike Koncz, assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez, and Ariza were overheard discussing the 3 p.m. weigh-in, when in the past, the fighters for the main event are weighed an hour earlier than that.

This should give the boxers a longer period to recuperate and replenish. But in this case, it seemed that the time was pushed an hour late to give Cotto extra time to reduce.

“Baka nahihirapan kunin ang timbang (Maybe he’s having difficulty making weight),” said Fernandez, adding that they don’t really mind tipping the scales at 3 p.m.

“Kahit alas-sinko pa kung gusto nila (If they want, we can do it at 5 p.m.),” he added.

If Cotto makes it, he has 24 hours to replenish, and based on previous reports, the WBO champion from Puerto Rico is planning to climb the ring at around 160 lb for the fight.

“Maganda yun sa kanya (That’s good for him),” said Fernandez.

“Tingnan natin (Let’s see).”



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Friday, November 13, 2009

Gelli makes family time memorable

Because of a fast-paced lifestyle, time has become a valuable and cherished commodity. Time spent with family and loved ones has become a warm, delightful refuge from our hectic world.

Gelli de Belen recognizes this truth in her own life as her days can get as hectic as they come: Host of Sis, product endorser, actress, wife to riel Rivera, and mother to Joaqui and Julio. These are the roles Gelli plays on a daily basis. So she and Ariel really try to set aside time to bond with their two boys.

“Everytime we are together, it’s bonding time. Whether we are eating out, watching movies or just watching TV at home, it’s family time we cherish,” says Gelli.

Like the typical Pinoy family that they are, Gelli’s brood equates fun times with good food. “Any activity we do always involves food. We obviously love to eat.“

According to Swift’s manager for Research and Development Ellen Almendrala, “The major change in the formulation — from pork to a combination of beef and chicken — was a real challenge because we had to make sure that the taste and quality of the hotdogs will remain the same. And we were able to achieve this.” So now, not only are Swift hotdogs healthier but they also retain the same taste and flavors we’ve always enjoyed.

The reformulated Swift Hotdogs are now also Halal-certified. Halal is Arabic for “permissible” and most frequently relates to food that is allowed according to Islamic Law (or Shariah). In order for food to be considered halal, it must not be, or contain, any forbidden substances and must be prepared according to traditional Islamic guidelines. Swift Hotdogs, aside from being pork-free, are prepared in the first and only Halal-certified hotdog manufacturing plant in the Philippines. This means Swift Hotdogs are prepared and put together with an extra measure of care for health and quality.



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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Marian, Katrina mapapatalbugan na naman

JOIN the Kapuso stars as they join forces in bidding 2009 adieu and welcoming 2010 sa SM Mall of Asia on December 31 for the New Year’s Eve Countdown.

Ushering the New Year is a bevy of drama and telefantasya programs that will surely speak of GMA7’s commitment in giving qua-lity entertainment to all TV viewers around the globe.

Sa Enero 11, magsisi-mula na ang romantic telefantasya, The Last Prince starring the country’s hottest loveteams Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal.

Sina Joshua Dionisio at Barbie Forteza, kasama sina Jake Vargas at Joanna Marie Tan, ang mga bida sa First Love na magsisimula ang airing sa Jan. 18 kapalit ng Ikaw Sana.

Ang mag-inang Jean at Jennica Garcia magsasama sa weekday afternoons sa GMA Sine Novela’s Ina Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Magsisimula ito sa Enero 25. Ang movie version nito noon ay pinagbidahan ng yumaong si Rita Gomez at Lorna Tolentino.

Isa pang heavy drama, Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak ang magsisimula naman sa Feb. 8, 2010.

Sinabi rin ni Ms. Wilma na mayroong re-launching ang SOP sa Nov. 22.

Siyempre, nandiyan pa rin ang icons pagdating sa pagkanta.

Mayroong matsu-tsu-ging hosts at may mga papalit na bagong mukha at abangan kung sinu-sino ang mga ito.

Sa Darna , papasok ang bagong character na si Serpentina na gagampanan ni Katrina Halili. Matatandaang naging kontrabida rin ang kontrobersyal na aktres sa nakaraang Darna ni Angel Locsin.

Muling magsasagupa sina Marian Rivera at Katrina sa bagong Darna.

Ang dalawa’y nagkaro-on ng hidwaan sa Marimar kung saan bida si Marian at kontrabida naman si Katrina. Dito nagsimula ang pag-iinarte ni Katrina at gusto na niyang maging bida.

Pinagbigyan si Katrina sa isang soap pero hindi ‘yun gaanong nagklik at parang mas tanggap siya ng publiko bilang kontrabida.



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New GMA shows, new pairings

GMA exec Wilma Galvante called for a press briefing to announce their new shows for the rest of 2009 and in the coming new year. She answered all questions with amazing candor, but still careful enough to request the writers present to make some ticklish issues off the record. Starting November 15 is "Starstruck V" hosted by Raymond Gutierrez with new co-hosts Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo. "I've seen the initial batch of hopefuls and they're very promising," says Wilma. "Magaganda talaga at talented so we're excited about it."

"Rosalinda" ends on November 27 to be replaced by "Full House" on November 30. Stars Richard Gutierrez and Heart Evangelista are going to Prague this weekend to tape important scenes there for 10 days. "We want to give viewers the chance to see new things, new places, and the Czech Republic is something very different," adds Wilma.

"Stairway to Heaven" ends December 11 on a triumphant note since they're now rating 34 to 35%, disproving earlier allegations that a Dingdong Dantes-Rhian Ramos teamup won't work. In fairness to Rhian, she's superb in that episode where she finally regained her memory that rated so high. Replacing it will be the first GMA Christmaserye tentatively titled "Sana Ngayong Pasko," starring Susan Roces as a mom suffering from dementia, with Christopher de Leon, Gina Alajar, TJ Trinidad, Maxene Magalona, JC Tiuseco, Yna Asistio and JC de Vera. This will run until the New Year to be replaced by a big-budgeted telefantasya, "The Last Prince," starring Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal with a powerhouse supporting cast. "This is the first of the big original concept telefantasyas we're launching next year kasi kilala kami for telefantasyas," adds Wilma. "We also have 'Odessa,' 'Animos' and 'Encantadia, The Second Saga'."

Also slated as a Christmas special on December 13 is "After the Rain," with Regine Velasquez paying tribute to the heroes of the recent typhoons and inspiring viewers to share and spread the love this holiday season. Since Bong Revilla will run for re-election, he'll be replaced by his youngest son Ram Revilla as host of "Kap's Amazing Stories" that will be a kid's edition with Ram having two female co-hosts.

GMA is building up the new teen love team of Joshua Dionisio and Barbie Forteza, who gained lots of fans when they played the young Dingdong and Rhian in "Stairway to Heaven." They will first star in a special episode about young love in "Dear Friend" for all the Sundays of December. On January 18, they'll topbill "First Luv," a teen romance co-starring another teen pair, Jhake Vargas and Joanna Marie Tan, that will replace "Ikaw Sana" on the 6 p.m. slot.

Two new Sinenovelas to replace "Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit" and "Tinik Sa Dibdib" are TV remakes of "Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?" that originally starred Lorna Tolentino and the late Rita Gomez.(this will now star the mother-daughter team of Jean and Jennica Garcia, to start on January 25) and "Gumapang Ka sa Lusak," a political drama-thriller, originally megged by the late Lino Brocka starring Christopher de Leon and Dina Bonnevie, to start February 8.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Carla Abellana maraming 'di puwedeng gawin

May mga ipinangako pala si Carla Abellana sa sarili niya, lalo na sa lola niya, ang veteran actress na si Delia Razon, bago siya pumasok sa showbiz.

Una rito ay hindi siya magbabago sa pakikitungo sa mga tao, sa mga kasama niya sa trabaho, at sa mga fans. Kaya ang sinasabing nagmamaldita na siya, walang katotohanan iyon dahil she tries her best to be nice to everyone dahil ayaw niyang makagalitan siya ng lola niya.

Naniniwala siyang part na ng pagiging artista niya ang naiintriga, at hindi maiiwasan na kahit wala siyang ginagawa ay may nasusulat sa kanya.

Ang second na ipinangako niya sa lola niya, ay ang hindi mag-sexy pictorial sa mga men’s magazines.

Kaya iyong sa FHM, wala at hindi mangyayari iyon.

Kahit siya ay Her Bench endorser, never din siyang magpapa-sexy sa fashion show
na gagawin ng Bench.

Naka-focus lamang siya sa pagti-taping ng Rosalinda at sa bago nilang ginagawa ni Geoff Eigenmann, ang SRO Cinemaserye Presents Carinderia Queen na magsisimula na ang first Thursday episode tomorrow, after ng Shining Inheritance. Kasama nila ni Geoff ang mommy nitong si Gina Alajar at ang daddy niyang si Rey “PJ” Abellana.



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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Geoff Eigenmann at Carla Abellana ala pa ring relasyon

Friends pa rin ang status ng relasyon nina Geoff Eigenmann at Carla Abellana.

Mismong si Geoff na ang nagsabi na hindi pa rin lumalampas sa pagiging magkaibigan ang kanilang relasyon.

Matatapos na ang Rosalinda kaya akala ng iba, sila na lalo na nga’t nakipaghiwalay si Carla sa boyfriend niyang basketball player after five years.

Pero hindi naman dini-deny ni Geoff na super close sila lalo na nga’t halos everyday silang magkasama sa taping ng Rosalinda na hindi pa man natatapos ay meron na agad silang bagong programa sa GMA 7, ang SRO Cinemaserye Presents Carinderia Queen.

“’Mas lalong madalas pa kaming magkikita,” sabi ni Geoff. Though masaya man siya sa bagong show nila, pero bilang na ang araw ng Rosalinda kaya sad siya.

Kahit sana ang nanay niyang si Ms. Gina Ala­jar ay botong-boto kay Carla na maging girlfriend niya pero yun nga, pareho pa silang naka-focus sa kanilang mga trabaho at sinabi nga ni Carla na hindi pa siya ready sa panibagong relasyon after ng limang taon na pakikipag-relasyon sa basketbolista.

Anyway, metrosexual who is too slick and vain ang role ni Geoff sa Carinderia Queen habang isang saddy, unrefined yet charmingly sweet lady si Carla.

Kung medyo serious sila sa Rosalinda dahil sa rami ng mga drama, very light ang kuwento ng Carinderia Queen.

“At least dito, hindi kami magdadrama,” sabi ni Geoff.

Isa si Geoff sa mga naghahabol sa carinderia queen na sinasabi nilang ’pag sumali sa beauty contest ay walang katalu-talo.

Kasama nila dito ang nanay ni Geoff na si Gina Alajar at tatay ni Carla na si PJ Abellana (na matagal nawala sa eksena).

Magsisimula itong mapanood sa Nov. 12 right after Shining Inheritance sa GMA 7.

Si Mac Alejandre ang nagdirek.



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Monday, November 09, 2009

Jolina Magdangal reveals boyfriend

Kilig-kiligan si Jolina Magdangal at obvious na mahal niya talaga ang boyfriend
na si Mark Escueta, drummer ng Rivermaya. First time na napanood silang magkasama sa SOP kahapon, sa pagsi-celebrate ni Jolens ng kanyang birthday sa show. Tumugtog ng gitara si Chris Kayzer at sa drums naman si Mark.

Drama-dramahan naman si Marvin Agustin nang kinantahan ni Mark si Jolina ng theme song nilang Moonriver.

Happy ang mga co-hosts ni Jolina na sina Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, at Janno Gibbs dahil first time nag-open ng kanyang true feelings si Jolina at nagsabihan pa sila ng “I love you” ni Mark.



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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Carmina pushes Zoren to be with Ruffa

AFTER more than 15 years, Ruffa Gutierrez and Zoren Legaspi (who were first paired by Regal Films in such movies as "Underage Two" and "Island of Desire" in the early 90s) are together again in the "Ukay-Ukay" episode of "Shake, Rattle & Roll XI.” It's obvious that they're in good terms now as Zoren kept kidding Ruffa about John Lloyd Cruz.

"Bakit ba isinasali si John Lloyd when he's not part of our movie?" says Ruffa. "I don't want to be accused of using him for the promo of our movie. At saka ang alam ko, crush din ni Carmina (Villaroel) si John Lloyd, di ba?"

"She admires him dahil sa galing niyang umarte, not for anything else," says Zoren who has twins with Carmina.

Does he have Carmina's blessings in doing a movie with Ruffa? "Oo naman, she said Go, go, go, gawin mo 'yan, okay 'yan.. I'm sure excited din siya dahil good friends sila ni Ruffa and they really like each other."

In "Ukay-Ukay,” Ruffa plays Zoren's bride-to-be who sees a beautiful wedding gown in a second hand store and buys it without knowing it comes from a mysterious owner. Once she gets to possess the gown, strange things start happening to her and her loved ones.



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GMA Christmas 2009 Station ID

GMA 7 released their Christmas 2009 Station ID entitled “Sama Sama Tayong Mag PasaLove.”

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Pasalove: GMA 7 Christmas Station ID 2009

Ngayong panahon ng Kapaskuhan, ilulunsad ng Kapuso Network ang station ID na humihikayat, kumikilala at nagdiriwang sa kakayahan ng mga Pinoy na magbahagi ng pag-ibig. Ang kakayahan ng mga Pilipinong magbahagi ng pagmamahal sa kapwa sa kabila ng matitinding kalamidad ay isang malaking dahilan kung bakit nalalagpasan ng mga Pinoy ang mga pagsubok at lalo pang nagiging matatag pagkatapos ng unos.

“Our village was affected by the flooding. I saw how neighbors and complete strangers risked their lives to help others. I experience pasalove firsthand that’s why the message of the SID is very real to me,” ani Paul Ticzon, GMA AVP for Post Production Operations Division at Director ng proyekto.

Ang Station ID na pinamagatang Sama-sama Tayong Magpasalove, ay nagbibigay-pugay sa buhay ng mga manonood na patuloy na nagbabahagi ng pag-ibig.

Ang proyekto ay binuo ng creative team nina GMA VP program support Regie Bautista, associate creative director Armie Herrera, writer Sarah Manila, writer- lyricist Candy de los Reyes, artists Leo Alvarado and Manuel Edralin, senior project manager Hasmin Marable, at project manager Minette Lopez. Ang musika ay gawa ni Cecille Borja at inawit ng La Diva member na si Aicelle Santos.

Si multi-awarded cinematographer at GMA VP for post production Ding Achacoso ang director ng photography, si Ingrid Navarro ang producer, si Vince Gealogo ang tumayong assistant director at si Rodell Cruz ang production designer. Ang post production pool ay kinabibilangan nina Allyn de Ocampo, Javier Delgado, at John Paul Arrojado.

Ilulunsad ang Station ID sa Eat Bulaga ngayong Sabado.



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Wala raw TFC, Sexbomb super flop sa Canada

Sinabi ni Rochelle Pangilinan na ang dahilan kaya nag-flop ang palabas nila ng Sexbomb sa Canada ay dahil hindi sila napapanood sa TFC. Pero bago niya ito sinabi ay nag-isip muna siya, bago siya nagbitiw ng salita na hindi maganda para sa isang Kapuso. Dapat din siguro nag-isip muna sila ng grupo niya bago sila pumayag na mag-show sa ibang bansa.

Siguro ang unang naging konsiderasyon nila ay ang kita, hindi ang naging resulta.

Bakit niya sisisihin na walang TFC kaya hindi alam ng mga tao sa Canada kung sino sila.

Sinabi niyang mas pinagkaguluhan si Vhong Navarro dahil alam ng mga nanonood ang mga kanta nito dahil nga sa TFC.



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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Dennis Trillo matagal nang kursunada si Heart

MATAGAL na palang crush ni Dennis Trillo si Heart Evangelista kaya naman sa first shooting day nila sa Mano Po 6: My Mother’s Love ay halata ang excitement ng binata.

Halatang gigil na gigil si Dennis sa kinunang kissing scene noong araw na ’yon sa isang hotel.

“Noon pa man ay nagagandahan na ako kay Heart,” sabi ni Dennis. “Thankful ako na may pinagsamahan na kaming project. I hope this could be the start of something beautiful. Single naman kami pareho.”

Inaasahang magiging mas maganda pa ang tinginan nina Heart at Dennis dahil magkasama sa pinakabagong Mano Po movie — ang Mano Po 6: My Mother’s Love, na pinagbibidihan ng megastar na si Sharon Cuneta at ididirek ni Joel Lamangan.

Ayon sa ilang insiders, ilang maiinit pang tagpo ang isu-shoot ng dalawa.

Nang tanungin kung magkakaroon sila ng love scene, mahiwagang “secret” lang ang nasagot nito, pero maraming kissing scenes daw ang makukunan.

Gagampanan ni Heart ang papel ng suwail na anak ni Sharon (Melinda) na si Stephanie, na lumaking malayo sa kanyang ina. Samantala, si Dennis naman ang gaganap na boyfriend ni Stephanie na si Daniel.

Bukod sa mga lampungan ng dalawa, kaabang-abang din ang mga eksena nina Heart at Dennis kasama si Mega.

“Excited kaming makatrabaho si Miss Sharon,” dagdag pa ni Heart. “Nu’ng binabasa pa lang namin ’yung script, alam na namin na marami kaming magiging highlight with the megastar kaya talagang pinag-aralan namin ’yung role.”

Bukod kina Sharon, Heart at Dennis, makakasama rin sa Mano Po 6: My Mother’s Love sina Christopher de Leon, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Boots Anson-Roa, Ciara Sotto, Ryan Eigenmann at Kris Aquino sa isang espesyal na role bilang best friend ni Sharon.

Mula sa panulat ni Roy Iglesias, ang Mano Po 6: My Mother’s Love ay official entry ng Regal Entertainment sa 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.



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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Goodbye Kapuso, Paolo at Ryan pagsasamahin ng TV5

Nag-guest judge si Paolo Bediones sa Talentadong Pinoy hosted by Ryan Agoncillo at dahil ‘dun, nagka-idea ang mga taga-TV5 na pagsamahin sa isang show ang magkaibigan. Sa bilis mag-isip ng mga taga-Singko, may peg na sila ng show na babagay sa dalawang male hosts. Posible rin daw mag-host ng radio show sina Paolo at Ryan bago ang TV show.

Sobrang nagustuhan nga ng mga taga-TV 5 si Paolo dahil next year, plano siyang i-launch na co-host ni Lucy Torres-Gomez sa Shall We Dance. Hindi naman daw iiwan ni Paolo ang GMA 7 pero malapit nang mag-expire ang kontrata niya sa network and after Survivor Philippines: Palau, wala pang bagong show na ino-offer sa kanya.

Plano sana ng kampo ni Paolo, habang wala pa siyang show sa Channel 7, sa TV5 muna siya at kung matutuloy siyang mag-co-host kay Lucy, tiyak na lilitaw din ang galing niya. Isa si Paolo sa mga hosts na kahit anong format ng show ay kayang dalhin.



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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Becky Aguila ayaw magmukhang kontrabida?

Sa kanyang text brigade sa Startalk, hindi itina­go ni Becky Aguila ang kanyang pagka­dismaya sa paraan kung paano inilahad ng programa ang kuwento ni Rowena “Mel” Pulma­no, dating alalay ni Jennylyn Mercado, nitong Sabado.

Becky’s exact words were: “Ginawa n’yo na naman kaming kontrabida.”

For a 14-year-old talk show, hindi katanggap-tanggap ang perception ni Becky para masabing kumikiling kami sa isang panig, and that is Mel’s. Lest Becky forget, in recent past ay puro side nila ni Jen ang inilabas ng Startalk yet Mel never got back at us to say we made a villainess out of her.

Apparently, it appears na ang gustong mangyari lang ni Becky ay puro panig nila as this media mileage would further incriminate Mel na nakapiit na nga sa salang qualified theft at non-bailable pa!

Gusto ko ring isipin na hindi pa lubos na masaya si Becky seeing a former boot-licking staff languish in jail. It’s just too bad na ang pobreng Mel ay literal na pobre at walang ipambabayad kung sakali mang payagan siyang makapagpiyansa.

But seeing Becky react that way is far worse. Mas nakakaawa pa si Becky kesa kay Mel. Hopefully, truth will set her free.



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Monday, November 02, 2009

Glaiza de Castro gives the contravida a new face

Her Astig character fell short of the movie title after Ariel (played by Dennis Trillo) infected her with a sexually-transmitted disease. The next scene found Glaiza de Castro’s character lifeless in the pitch-black room.

On GMA 7’s Stairway to Heaven, she plays the opposite character, the scheming Eunice who doesn’t mind stepping on someone else’s toes to get Cholo’s (Dingdong Dantes) attention.

“I don’t have any intention at all to appear better than others or to upstage anyone,” clears the young actress on the observation that she makes the show’s leads pale in comparison. “I’m just doing my part.”

Many also observe that Glaiza has given her contravida roles a three-dimensional look. At the end of the day, viewers feel for the antagonist and find her an unexpected heroine. Example is Glaiza’s Gladys in Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin.

“Perhaps, it is time for viewers to understand where the contravida is coming from or to feel sorry for her,” shares Glaiza. “Usually, everyone hates the contravida. People have this predisposition to loathe her. From the start of Stairway, we wanted the viewers to sympathize with her (Eunice) and to show she has (emotional) needs.”

So far, Glaiza has given her Korean counterpart a run for her money. The Kapuso and indie star thinks the Filipino version of Stairway to Heaven is different from the original. The local actors and familiar locations contribute to that feel. That’s why people watch it religiously night after night. The viewers can relate more to the characters because of these local flavors unlike the original which looked and sounded foreign. However, it’s the universal theme of love and the Cinderella fairy tale that break the cultural barriers.

Also part of Stairway to Heaven’s success is the visual execution of the scenes. There seems to be always something new to look forward to. The Dingdong Dantes-Rhian Ramos starrer recently registered 33.4 percent audience share. It’s the highest ratings Stairway to Heaven has received. In an AGB Nielsen report, the soap earned 28.9 percent and 31.2 percent last Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

“If people are happy with what we have done for the show, it means we are on the right track,” says Glaiza. “And that I’m also on the right track. The challenge is to deliver and to offer something new.”

In the coming episodes, Cholo will convince Jena that she is Jodi, the former’s girlfriend. Charlie (TJ Trinidad) and Eunice will plot on how to break up the two.

After the Cinemalaya entry Astig, Glaiza will do another indie titled 4 to 5.

“It is a political film about the government and (the deals made by) government officials,” says Glaiza. “My character has a semblance of (that Jennifer Garner’s role in) Alias. I have a contact with the assassin. And I disguise to get information.”



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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Jolina Magdangal kumalas sa pangangalaga ng ama

SA backstage ng SM Skydome kung saan ginanap ang 1st PMPC Star Award for Music nakausap namin si Jolina Magdangal tungkol sa pagkalas niya sa ama as her manager.

Isang buwan na kasing nasa pangangalaga ni Perry si Jolens na manager din nina Dingdong Dantes, Geoff Eigenmann, Angelika dela Cruz, atbp.

Ano ba talaga ang dahi-lan at kumuha si Jolens ng bagong manager? May alitan ba sila ng ama na siyang nangangalaga ng kanyang showbiz career sa simula pa?

“Wala naman po ka-ming tampuhan or alitan ni Daddy. Hindi na kasi maka-kaya ni Daddy na i-manage ang showbiz career ko. Kailangan niya kasing mag-fo-kus sa restaurant at salon business namin. Kaya kumuha ako ng bagong ma-nager si Perry nga,” paliwanag ni Jolens.

Wala na raw ibang puma-sok sa isip niya na kukuning bagong manager kundi si Perry lang dahil magmula nang mag-start siya sa showbiz ay kilala na niya ito.

Alam din daw ni Jolens na magiging maganda ang ca-reer niya sa pangangalaga ng bagong manager. Next year ay bonggang project ang na-katakda niyang gawin. Pero ayaw niyang sabihin kung ano ‘yon. Baka raw maudlot at magkaroon pa ng problema.



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