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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Eat, Bulaga! turns 30

GMA 7’s Eat, Bulaga! caps its 30th year celebration today.

Now on its 30th year, the noontime show which showcased the hosting careers of Tito, Vic and Joey has accomplished worthwhile projects this year aside from the daily entertainment fare on lunchtime. Through EB, the country saw the birth of 30 EB scholars coming from the less fortunate families nationwide. To date, the show continues to support the education of 30 high school students. The noontime show likewise selected EB Heroes that featured the civic accomplishments of our fellow Filipinos who have been helping the underprivileged from far-flung faces. Also as part of its education program, a town in Quezon was the beneficiary of its first EB Classroom.

Just recently, Bulaga launched its segment Juan For All, All For Juan hosted by Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. The segment caters to the residents of barangays in and out of Metro Manila who are the latest recipients of Eat, Bulaga! blessings.



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Friday, July 30, 2010

Alcasid sings Canseco - Album

Reminder for everybody who intends to listen to Ogie Alcasid’s latest album, Ngayon At Kailanman A Tribute To George Canseco. Please tell yourselves, over and over, if need be, that this is not Basil Valdez, this is not Basil Valdez and this is not Basil Valdez. This is because Basil’s recordings of the compositions of George Canseco have become icons of an earlier time, that hearing them performed by somebody else, in this case, Ogie can be quite unsettling.

This is not to say Ogie is a lesser artist. No, the guy is a tested singer. It’s just that we have gotten so used to hearing Basil do Ngayon at Kailanman and Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo and long thought of his interpretation as perfect. Once you have gotten over that idea though, like I did, you will also find much to enjoy in Ogie’s new album.

AMB Junior’s Yakap opens the set and is a very good choice for a first single. Lighter than Canseco’s usual dramatic fare, the song puts the CD in a pop mood, as though to say that this whole collection is something new. After that it is easy enough to set Basil aside for a while even when listening to his memorable Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Kastilyong Buhangin and Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan by Ogie.

I like Ogie’s rendition of Kaibigan best. So full of pent-up emotions despite the laidback arrangement. If I am not mistaken, this is the first time that this collaboration between Canseco and Vic Villafuerte has been covered since the Anthony Castelo original many years ago.

Given its association with his lady love Regine Velasquez, I am sure that fans will also love his version of Ikaw. I am sure many will also agree that Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan, first done by Kuh Ledesma is always beautiful. The other songs included are Siya Na Ba? Kapantay Ay Langit, Dito Ba? Langis At Tubig, Kahapon Lamang, Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo and Ngayon At Kailanman.

Next up perhaps for Ogie, a Tribute To Canseco Volume 2. Why not? The late composer left behind a veritable treasure trove of works. There are still plenty of Canseco songs out there just waiting to be covered and I am sure Ogie will also be able to do justice to them.

What about Sinasamba Kita, Dear Heart, Salamin Ng Buhay, Hiram, Nasaan Ka Man, Kailangan Kita, Saan Ako Nagkamali, Paano, Rain, Saan Darating Ang Umaga, Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan Ang Ating Nakaraan, Wakas and many others.

Also available is George Canseco Works, a compilation album of some of Canseco’s best by various artists. Among the contents are the original version of Langis At Tubig by a 16-year-old Sharon Cuneta; Hiram from the soundtrack of Palimos Ng Pag-ibig by Zsa Zsa Padilla; Nasaan Ka Man, his last song composed with Louie Ocampo, by Joey Albert; Saan Darating Ang Umaga by Raymond Lauchengco; Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan by Didith Reyes; Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo by Basil Valdez and others.

The three-volume series of albums also includes the Works of Willy Cruz and the Works of Vehnee Saturno. In case Ogie wants to continue making tributes to great Filipino composers, he can simply take a look at these CDs and pick out the songs he wants to do.

Works of Willy Cruz includes Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas and Kumusta Ka by Sharon Cuneta; Let The Pain Remain by Basil Valdez; Mahawi Man Ang Ulap by Jun Polistico; May Minamahal by Hajji Alejandro; Doon Lang by Nonoy Zuñiga; Sana’y Maghintay Ang Walang Hanggan by Zsa Zsa Padilla; Kadenang Bulaklak by Donna Cruz; and Kahit Na by Willy Cruz on the piano, among others.

Works of Vehnee Saturno has Be My Lady by Martin Nievera; Isang Lahi by Regine Velasquez; Nais Ko by Miguel Vera; Nag-iisang Ikaw by Louie Heredia; Mula Sa Puso by Zsa Zsa Padilla; Forever’s Not Enough by Sarah Geronimo; Dahil Tanging Ikaw by Jaya; From The Start by Rachelle Ann Go; Til My Heartaches End by Ella May Saison; Para Sa ‘yo by Randy Santiago plus others.



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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ilumina to Replace Diva

REPLACING Diva on Monday is “Ilumina”, GMA-7’s new telefantasya with a powerhouse cast led by Christopher de Leon as Frederico, Cesar Montano as Romano, Jean Garcia in the dual role of Elvira and Melina, Ara Mina as Elsa, Rhian Ramos as Romana, Aljur Abrenica as Iñigo, Jackie Rice as Krisanta, Paulo Avelino as Antonio, Jake Vargas as Eliseo, Bea Binene as Evelina, and introducing Lexi, daughter of Maritoni Fernandez.

Directed by Mark Reyes, it’s about black and white sorcerers who compete in possessing the powerful Book of Magic called Ilumina that gives great powers to whoever owns it. Cesar is a simple farmer who, along with wife Ara, gets caught in the fight between good and evil sorcerers. They have conjoined twins, Rhian and Jackie, who get separated. Rhian has telekinetic powers and Jackie becomes envious. Their rivalry becomes more intense when they both fall for Aljur, a rich young man longing for the love of his philantropist dad, Christopher, who paid for the operation that separated Rhian and Jackie.

The mysterious Jean, second wife of Christopher, keeps track of the twin sisters because they might lead her to where the Ilumina or Book of Magic is hidden. One of the twins will join Jean, who turns out to have a secret dark past, while another one will continue to stay good and clean. Filmed with stunning special effects, beautiful sets and costumes and an engrossing story that will keep you hooked from start to end, “Ilumina,” will brighten up your nights starting August 2, after “Endless Love.”



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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rhian Ramos paborito ng Siyete kaya maraming shows?

After mapanood sa sitcom na Kaya ng Powers, pinaghandaan naman daw ng prime artist ng GMACC na si Rhian Ramos ang bago niyang Kapuso primetime series na Ilumina, with Aljur Abrenica and Jackie Rice.

May kabog daw sa dibdib si Rhian sa kanyang bagong soap dahil naglalakihang artista ang makakasama nito sa Ilumina, tulad nina Christopher de Leon, Jean Garcia, Ara Mina at ang balik-Kapusong si Cesar Montano.

“Masayang-masaya ako kasi nu’ng nalaman ko na makakasama ko si Ara Mina, natuwa ako. Tapos si Christopher de Leon pa then si Jean Garcia, siyempre masa-yang-masaya lalo ako.

“And to top it all, nandoon pa si Cesar Montano na sa buong career ko, hindi ko akalaing makakatrabaho ko. Akala ko kasi, strictly nasa ABS-CBN na siya, pero mali ’yung akala ko at makakatrabaho ko pala siya. Ang saya ’di ba?

“Masaya lang talaga ako dahil hindi lang top actors and actresses ang makakasama ko, nawa-widen pa ’yung range ng mga taong puwede kong makuhanan ng lessons sa pag-arte,” kuwento ni Rhian.

At dahil sa sunud-sunod na trabaho, hindi pa rin nakakaligtas sa puna si Rhian na kesyo paborito daw siya ng GMA7.

“Hindi naman, medyo matagal din akong nabakante. Bale last regular show ko pa ’yung Stairway to Heaven, after that wala pahinga na ako at ngayon lang ako ulit nag-karoon ng show.

“Pero, eversince naman, ang mga tao ang nagdesisyon kung ano ang ibibigay na label sa akin. Pero ewan ko. Siguro naman noong time na ’yun, hindi mo naman masasabi na favoritism, ’di ba?

“Hindi naman ibig sabihin na may trabaho ako ulit, huwag naman natin baliktarin ’yun. Kasi ’yun naman talaga ang mangyayari. Magpapahinga ang tao, magi-ging busy. Siguro, mawawala ulit, ganoon. Tanggapin na lang natin kung paano ang kalakaran sa showbiz,” mahabang komento ni Rhian.



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Eugene Domingo -- Oo, ’di na ako virgin

COMEDIAN Eugene Domingo is now considered a box-office star. She proved that the success of “Kimi Dora” wasn’t a fluke when every movie that followed also made it at the box-office (maybe, not as big as “Kimi” but still quite satisfactory for their producers), especially her latest, “Here Comes the Bride.” In fact, we learned that all the money that its producer, Atty. Joji Alonzo (she co-produced the movie with Star Cinema), lost in the past have all been recovered because of “Here Comes...”

Now, it’s a wise move for Mother Lily Monteverde to celebrate the 50th year of Regal Films with a movie starring Eugene. Titled “Mamarazzi,” it’s about a middle-aged woman who bears triplets, and how she struggles to bring them up, in a funny yet sensible way.

Eugene admits it’s hard to play a mom as she has never been one. But frankly, does she have a boyfriend right now? “Lahat na ng suwerte nasa akin ngayon, may mahihiling pa ba ako?” she replies.

The 39-year-old actress says having a boyfriend isn’t the be-all and end-all of happiness. “At saka, I get to kiss all the hunks in my movies, what else could I ask for? Kulang na lang sa listahan ko, si Piolo (Pascual). Dito sa “Mamarazzi,” napagsamantalahan ko si Diether (Ocampo). Siguro, sa susunod, Brazilian-Japanese hunk naman, baka si Fabio Ide (her co-host in the Saturday night show, “Comedy Bar” on GMA7).

Is she still a virgin?

“Sa edad kong ito, siguro, hindi na nakakahiyang umamin: Hindi na,” she says bluntly.

Kailan nangyari?

“When I was in my 20s,” she admits. “Naku, mababasa ng nanay ko ito.”

Hindi mo ba nami-miss?

“Naku, para-paraan lang ‘yan,” she replies, eliciting laughter.

Gusto mo rin ba magkaanak?

“Oo naman, sa edad kong ito, gusto ko na nga sana bago mahuli ang lahat, pero wala nga, eh.”

Is she willing to have a baby even with a gay man?

“Why not?”

Well, any volunteer for the Mamarazzi?



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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Diva huling linggo na!

Engrandeng kantahan, kuwentuhan at kasiyahan ang matutunghayan mula sa Diva, ang kauna-unahang kantaserye sa telebisyon, na magpapaalam na ngayong linggo.

Pinangungunahan ni Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, ang Diva ay isang phenomenal at ground-breaking na programa mula sa Kapuso network na napa­panood sa GMA Telebabad. Bumirit ng todo ang Diva matapos nitong maka­pagtala ng matataas na ratings sa primetime sa loob halos ng limang buwan. Pinag-usapan ng buong bansa ang kuwento ng buhay ng pangit pero talented na si Sam/Melody (Regine Velasquez).

At sa huling linggo ng Diva, hindi dapat palagpasin ang iba pang rebelasyon at kakaibang twists ng kwento sa buhay ng pangit pero lovable na si Sam! Ma­tapos ibulgar ni Tifanny (Glaiza de Castro), ang alalay-turned-singing star na karibal ni Sam/Melody sa lahat ng bagay, ang tunay na pagkatao ni Melody, magpapaalam na ang diva sa kanyang mga fans.

Ang hindi inaasahan ni Sam ay ang reaksiyon ng kababata at best friend niyang si Gary (Mark Anthony Fernandez) dahil nagalit ito nang husto sa dalaga nang inilihim nito ang kanyang pagkatao. Sa kabilang banda, tanggap naman si Sam ng kanyang pamilya pero isang dagok na naman ang darating sa buhay ni Sam dahil malalaman nila na may sakit na cancer ang tatay niyang si Elvis (Buboy Garovillo).

Samantala, sa pagbabalik ng Birit Records sa pangunguna nina Martin (TJ Trinidad
) at Barbra (Jaya), susuyuin ni Martin si Sam para bumalik rito. At sa unti-unting pagbalik ng hindi kagandahang mukha ni Sam, mapapayag pa kaya ang singer na makabalik sa pagkanta?

Tuloy pa ba ang matinding showdown sa pagitan nila Sam at Tiffany? At sino ang magwawagi sa puso ni Sam, si Gary o si Martin?

Kasama rin sa powerhouse cast ng Diva sina Rufa Mae Quinto, Gloria Diaz, Randy Santiago, Jaya, Mark Herras, Ynna Asistio, Caridad Sanchez at Chariz Solomon mula sa direksiyon ni Dominic Zapata.

Huwag palagpasin ang huling linggo ng Diva pagkatapos ng Endless Love sa GMA Telebabad.



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The Bulaga 'graduates'

Like what Joey de Leon said in his column for this paper last Sunday, Eat, Bulaga! turns 31 this July 30. But for some reason, the celebrations aren’t held until the last quarter of the year. Let’s just put it this way: Eat, Bulaga! is a fun show to watch and every episode is a celebration.

This noontime show — still on top and ahead in the ratings game — had been around so long that a sizeable fraction of the current showbiz population had tried their luck in one of the show’s long list of contests. For some, that became their passport to stardom, but for the others, they took side trips and still ended up in showbiz.

Here are some of the entertainment celebrities who took part in some of Eat, Bulaga!’s past competitions:

* Alice Dixson was a fresh-faced balikbayan from Staten Island in New York when she joined Reyna ng Santacruzan, a daily beauty search that even had a talent competition. The contest was so named because the coronation day was held in May, the month of Santacruzan, and the grand finals had the participants parading on stage like the Empress Helena (basically the Pinoy depiction of the saint who found the missing Cross of Jesus) — complete with Constantinos.

Alice was among the finalists, but failed to win the crown. Shortly after, she joined the Binibining Pilipinas, won one of the major titles, and was sent to Tokyo, Japan for the Miss International pageant, which again proved to be uneventful for her.

A year later, she became a TV sensation with her soap commercial where she says: “I can feel it.” She was cast as the first Faye in Okay, Ka Fairy Ko! (Tweety de Leon took over when Alice left the show and the role of the wife of Enteng Kabisote, as played by Vic Sotto, was portrayed by different other actresses on the movies, among them, Kristine Hermosa, now Bossing’s soon to be daughter-in-law.)

Alice also became Regal Films’ Golden Girl and her Dyesebel screen version (with Richard Gomez as Fredo) was one of the most successful incarnations of this Mars Ravelo komiks material. She is semi-retired now and is based in Canada where she is wife and mother. In 1998, she was hailed Metro Manila Filmfest Best Actress.

* Dennis Padilla tried his luck and joined Mr. Pogi. He was turned down in the auditions, but in time made a name for himself as a comedian and, later, as a local politician. The Mr. Pogi reject landed one of the pretty Barretto sisters (Marjorie) and raised a family with her until the time they decided to call it quits.

* It was the dream of a whole generation of little girls to join the Little Miss Philippines contest. Some of them may not have won the title, but still ended up in show business just the same. Here’s a short list of female celebrities who tried their luck in Little Miss Philippines and how far they reached in the annual search:

Gladys Reyes — Little Miss Philippines runner-up

Donna Cruz — Little Miss Philippines runner-up

Geneva Cruz — Little Miss Philippines semi-finalist

Maybeline de la Cruz — grand finals level

Pauleen Luna — daily search winner

Camille Pratts — daily search winner

Dindin Llarena — Little Miss Philippines runner-up

Aiza Seguerra — Little Miss Philippines runner-up

* Among the Mr. Pogi winners who ended up in showbiz were Jericho Rosales, Danilo Barrios and Edgar Allan Guzman, who established a career as an actor in indie movies.

* Makisig Morales was a That’s My Boy winner.

* Michael V. and lady rapper Lady Dianne joined the Check 2,000 singing contest (Check was a soap brand) and they reached the finals level.

* Rachelle Ann Go as a little girl was a Birit Baby winner.

* Rico Barrera, who was in the first batch of Pinoy Big Brother, was a semi-finalist in Mr. Sexy.



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Monday, July 26, 2010

Regine kayang mag-babu sa showbiz para kay Ogie

Umamin si Regine Velasquez na nag-audition pala siya noon para sa Miss Saigon pero sinubukan lamang niya.

For fun lang ang audition ni Regine dahil hindi ito sure kung talagang gusto niya na umarte sa stage.

Si Lea Salonga ang napili na gumanap bilang Kim sa Miss Saigon. Walang regrets na naramdaman si Regine dahil tinanggap nito na hindi para sa kanya ang role.

Blessing ang hindi pagkakapili kay Regine dahil kung ito ang nakapasa sa audition, baka iba ang naging takbo ng kanyang career sa music. Maraming baka. Baka hindi siya nagkaroon ng title na Asia’s Songbird. At baka hindi niya nakarelasyon si Ogie Alcasid.

Marami nga pala ang kinilig sa sinabi kahapon ni Regine sa Showbiz Central na willing siya na talikuran ang kanyang career, alang-alang sa pag-ibig.

Can afford na si Regine na magpahinga sa showbiz para harapin ang kanyang personal na kaligayahan dahil maayos na ang buhay ng pamilya niya. Bihira sa mga sikat na celebrities na tulad ni Regine ang magagawa na mag-goodbye sa showbiz dahil sa mhin na kanyang minamahal.



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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Illumina Teaser Trailer Released

“Illumina” (formerly Romana Santa, Lumina) is the highly-anticipated GMA-7 fantaserye marking the first TV pairing of Aljur Abrenica and Rhian Ramos. The primetime series will also serve as the first TV project of Cesar Montano on the Kapuso network since his transfer. It will also star Jackie Rice, Jean Garcia, Ara Mina, Paulo Avelino and Jhake Vargas.

Illumina revolves around the story of Romana and Santa, two opposing witches, one is black and the other one is white. Ara Mina and Rhian Ramos will play the white mother and daughter witches while Jean Garcia and Jackie Rice will take the roles as Black witches. Cesar, however, will be Ara’s husband.

The fantaserye is under the direction of Mark Reyes and will hit primetime television on August 2, 2010.



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Friday, July 23, 2010

Regine Velasquez namudmod ng iTouch at iPad!

Muntik daw mapa-tumbling sa tuwa ang writers at brainstormers ng Diva sa regalo sa kanila ni Regine Velasquez sa nalalapit na pagtatapos ng kantaserye na one week na lang ang itatakbo sa ere.

Sa brainstormers pa lang, iTouch na raw ang gift ng Songbird at sa headwriter ay iPad.

Hindi pa namin nadidiskubre kung ano ang regalo niya sa mga writer ng show.

Tiyak na may gifts din from Regine si Direk Dominic Zapata at co-stars niya sa Diva at kung may farewell party, magpapa-raffle ito para sa production staff at crew.

Sobrang maalaga si Regine sa kanyang mga nakakatrabaho, kaya mahal na mahal siya lalo na ng maliliit na manggagawa.

Ngayon pa lang, marami na ang gustong mapabilang sa staff at crew ng susunod niyang soap sa GMA-7.

Samantala sa Diva today, babalik na si Melody (Regine) sa bahay ng mga magulang at ayaw na nitong kumanta.

Darating si Martin (TJ Trinidad) asking for another chance at gusto pa rin niya ito kahit pangit na.

Madadaanan ni Gary (Mark Anthony Fernandez) na magkayakap sina Melody at Martin.



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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Patricia Javier hosts show for GMA Pinoy TV

She may have been out of the showbiz spotlight after she moved to San Diego, California and got married, but sultry actress and singer Patricia Javier never stopped performing at all. Though she enjoys being a housewife to her chiropractor-hubby Dr. Robert “Rob” Walcher III and mom to their now three-year-old son Robert “D’4th” Walcher IV, Patricia just couldn’t say no to invitations for her to take center stage.

I saw for myself how restless Patricia was; she hates being idle. Three years ago when my nephew Raymond de Asis Lo (this paper’s L.A.-based Hollywood correspondent) visited Patricia and Rob at their San Diego home (which was threatened by a wildfire two years ago), she told us that she and Rob were planning to do a reality-TV featuring themselves. What a pity that it wasn’t pushed through. Since then, Patricia has done many other things, including joining a beauty contest for married women in which she finished second runner-up.

Luckily for Patricia, Rob has always been supportive.

“Siguro nga totoo ‘yung saying na once an entertainer, always an entertainer, ” she told Funfare in a recent long-distance interview. “But I always make sure hindi ko napapabayaan ang family ko even if I accept a gig or a project.”

Interestingly, after being crowned Mrs. Asia USA California in 2009 and placing second runner-up in the succeeding Mrs. Asia USA tilt (where she also bagged the Miss Congeniality and People’s Choice awards), Patricia got more and more involved with projects tied with charity or community service.

Just last June 26, she headlined a fund-raising dinner show to benefit the Paradise Valley International Medical Mission. The annual medical and dental mission is headed to the provinces of Cavite, Bulacan, Pangasinan, and Patricia’s home town in Antipolo this October.

Patricia will be taking part in the mission for the first time to see for herself how volunteer doctors and nurses carry out their challenging task of providing free medical care to thousands of Filipinos in need.

“This is a worthy community service at maraming Filipino and magbe-benefit kaya it really deserves our all-out support, ” she said. “I want to see how it is done and how we can help further.”

Her successful benefit show called Genesis: A New Beginning (Genesis is Patricia’s real name) was held at the popular Jasmine Seafood Restaurant in San Diego. She was supported by some local artists including the funny Ronny B, a finalist in America’s Got Talent.

Meanwhile, Patricia is seen every week all over the US via GMA Pinoy TV’s new magazine show called Now in LA, aired every Saturday afternoon and co-hosted by Rogel Aragon, Jason Dallas and immigration lawyer Jemela Nettles.

“Basically we interview and feature successful Filipinos in America and show what’s going on in Hollywood,” said Patricia, who has left the newly-formed group Asian Dolls. “It’s a light show but informative, inspiring and entertaining. I’m enjoying it and I’m learning a lot.”

In between her busy schedule, Patricia managed to squeeze time to take formal training to become a professional aesthetician (skin care specialist) at the famous Marinello Schools of Beauty. She recently passed the state board exam with flying colors and is now thinking of putting up her own clinic in San Diego in the near future.

“The good thing here is I would be able to share with others my beauty secrets and rituals, how to stay young and fit, and at the same time all the things that I’ve learned from my training at Marinello, ” she points out. “This is my new passion and I hope to succeed in my new venture.”



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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mga anak kay Dina natuwa sa hiwalayang Vic at Pia

Marami ang tumutok sa Showbiz Central nung Linggo dahil nagbalik na from abroad si Pia Gua­nio kung saan ay nagkaroon siya ng com­mercial shoot last week. Matagal na siyang hini­hintay para magbigay linaw sa kumakalat na isyu na diu­ma­no’y hiwalay na sila ni Vic Sotto. Ito ay maka­ra­ang tumagal ang relasyon nila ng limang taon.

“We’re okay,” bungad na salita ni Pia na idinag­dag pa na never niyang tinaguan ang kanyang mga problema o maging ang isyu tungkol sa kan­ya. May trabaho siya sa abroad at hindi totoong nagtatago.

Itinulad ni Pia ang relasyon nila ni Vic sa isang gusali na kasalukuyang naga-undergo ng re-cons­truction, I forgot her exact words pero sinigunda­han ito ni Vic sa isang phone conversation with SC na katulad ng isang relasyon, hindi palaging smooth ang sa kanila, nagkakaroon din ito ng prob­­lema kung kaya nagkakatampuhan din sila, nag­kakagalit pero hindi ito dahilan para masira ang relasyon nila. May ngiti namang namumutawi sa labi ni Pia habang nagsasalita ang kanyang nobyo pero kasabay nito ang hindi niya mapigilang pag­patak ng luha sa kanyang pisngi.

Sabi ng isang kasamahan sa bahay na kasa­bay kong nanonood ng SC, kung okay sila ni Vic, bakit daw umiiyak si Pia? Isa lamang ang gustong sabihin ng mga luhang ‘yun, hindi sila totoong okay, may problema sila na puwedeng inaayos nila pero kung hindi maayos ay magtutuluy-tuloy na sa hiwalayan?

Sayang naman, matagal na panahon din ang limang taong ipinagsama nila pero hindi pa nila nagawang plantsahin ang relasyon nila. Ilang taon pa ang kailangan para sila maging totoong okay?

Sa isang pakikipag-usap kay Dina Bonnevie, ang nag-iisang babae na pina­kasalan ni Bossing Vic, nagulat pa ito nang malaman ang balitang pag­­­hi­­hiwalay ng dalawa. Sinabi niyang okay na­man sa kanya si Pia at nababaitan siya rito. Pero hin­­di niya nagawang sabihin kung ano ang maa­a­ring maging dahilan ng pag­hihiwalay nila.

May posibilidad ba na magkabalikan sila? Hindi ito iniisip ng magaling na aktres pero sinabing ang mga anak niya ang unang-unang matutuwa kapag nangyari ito.

Sa kasalukuyan ay wala ring karelasyon si Dina pero sinabi niyang nag­hahanap siya.



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Monday, July 19, 2010

Vic Sotto ‘ginamit’ lang ni Pia Guanio

HINDI namin malaman kung ano ang dahilan at sinasabi nilang maykinalaman si Daiana Menezes sa break-up nina Vic Sotto at Pia Guanio.

Siguro, ganoon nga lang ang naisip nila dahil asawa ni Vic si Daiana sa kanilang sitcom sa TV5. Pero, wala kang ipagdududa kasi, minsan ay nakikita pa sina Daiana at Pia na nagbibiruan sa Eat Bulaga, na supposed to be ay off cam at nahahagip lang ng camera.

Iyan namang split-up na iyan nina Vic at Pia, naniniwala kaming totoo iyan, pero pinili nilang huwag na munang magsalita dahil papaano nga naman kung magbalikan sila, eh, ‘di nakahihiya pa. Isa pa, aminin naman natin na tumaas ang value ni Pia si-mula nang maging girlfriend siya ni Vic. Kaya ang paniwala namin, hindi siya talaga magsasalita riyan hanggang hindi nababalitang may bago na si Vic.

Tingnan ninyo iyong ibang nakarelasyon ni Vic, sikat na sikat noong sila pa, pero nang maghiwalay sila naglaho na rin ang career ng babae.

Actually, napakahirap ng sitwasyon ni Vic. Hindi natin maikakaila na may mga babaing gusto mismong ma-ging syota niya, dahil alam nilang sisikat sila bilang GF ni Vic. Kaya siguro nga ang dapat makuha ni Vic ay iyong wala sa showbusiness, para masiguro niyang mahal siya talaga at hindi ang kasi-katan lang niya ang habol.

Napakahirap na sitwasyon niyan, sa totoo lang.

Samantala, tama lang naman kay Pia na ‘wag nang umimik -- iyong huwag na munang magsalita -- dahil oras na mag-comment siya sa anumang rason ng kani-lang break-up baka makasama pa sa kanya.



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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mega Manila TV Ratings

(July 13 to 14, 2010; AGB Nielsen People Ratings)

July 13, Tuesday


Danz Showdown (GMA-7) 1.9%; Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 3.8%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 4.7%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 7.3%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 4.9%
Trudis Liit (GMA-7) 6.7%; Rosalka (ABS-CBN) 4.1%
Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) 6.3%; Impostor (ABS-CBN) 3.9%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 3%
Wiepout (GMA-7) 3.9%; Panahon Ko ‘To! (ABS-CBN) 4%
Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) 6.6%; Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) 5.5%


Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) 9.5%; Momay (ABS-CBN) 8.5%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 14.1%; TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 12.2%
Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) 12.9%; Noah (ABS-CBN) 12.2%
Endless Love (GMA-7) 11.7%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 11%
Diva (GMA-7) 11.1%; Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) 9.8%
Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 8.7%; Rubi (ABS-CBN) 8.6%
Saksi (GMA-7) 5.2%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 2.3%

July 14, Wednesday


Danz Showdown (GMA-7) 1.4%; Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 2.2%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 3.6%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 6.6%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 3.9%
Trudis Liit (GMA-7) 6%; Rosalka (ABS-CBN) 3.5%; Impostor (ABS-CBN) 3.3%
Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) 5.9%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 2.3%
Laf En Roll (GMA-7) 3.1%; Panahon Ko ‘To! (ABS-CBN) 2.9%
Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) 3.8%; Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) 3.4%


Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) 6.6%; Momay (ABS-CBN) 6.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 12.4%; TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 9.8%
Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) 13.3%; Noah (ABS-CBN) 11.3%
Endless Love (GMA-7) 14%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 12.2%
Diva (GMA-7) 12.8%; Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) 11.8%
Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 10.3%; Rubi (ABS-CBN) 8.9%
Saksi (GMA-7) 5.8%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 4.5%

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from July 12 to 14 among Mega Manila households:

July 12, Monday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 7%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) / Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) – 5.5%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 4.7%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 4.5%
5. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) – 4.4%
6. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) – 4.1%
7. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) – 3%
8. Impostor (ABS-CBN) – 2.8%
9. Panahon Ko ‘To (ABS-CBN) – 2.7%
10. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) – 2.6%


1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) – 15.4%
2. Noah (ABS-CBN) – 15.2%
3. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) – 14.2%
4. Endless Love (GMA-7) – 14%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 13%
6. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 12.1%
8. Diva (GMA-7) – 11.6%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) – 10.4%
10. Momay (ABS-CBN) – 8.3%

July 13, Tuesday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 7.3%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) – 6.7%
3. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) – 6.6%
4. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) – 6.3%
5. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) – 5.5%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 4.9%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 4.7%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) – 4.1%
9. Panahon Ko ‘To! (ABS-CBN) – 4%
10. Impostor (ABS-CBN) / Wipeout (GMA-7) – 3.9%


1. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 14.1%
2. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) – 12.9%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Noah (ABS-CBN) – 12.2%
4. Endless Love (GMA-7) – 11.7%
5. Diva (GMA-7) – 11.1%
6. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) – 11%
7. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) – 9.8%
8. Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) – 9.5%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) – 8.7%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) – 8.6%

July 14, Wednesday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 6.6%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) – 6%
3. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) – 5.9%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 3.9%
5. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) – 3.8%
6. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 3.6%
7. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) – 3.5%
8. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) – 3.4%
9. Impostor (ABS-CBN) – 3.3%
10. Laf En Roll (GMA-7) – 3.1%


1. Endless Love (GMA-7) – 14%
2. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) – 13.3%
3. Diva (GMA-7) – 12.8%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 12.4%
5. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) – 12.2%
6. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) – 11.8%
7. Noah (ABS-CBN) – 11.3%
8. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) – 10.3%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 9.8%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) – 8.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.


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Cesar Montano posibleng ipa-ban ng PAMI

Hayan at nag-react na ang manager ni Cesar Montano nu’ng pumirma ng kontrata sa GMA7 ang aktor na wala ito. Ang grabe pa, hindi raw alam ng manager niyaang ginawang pagpirma ng kontrata ng alaga.

Maging ang inyong lingkod ay nagulat sa natanggap naming email na contract signing ni Buboy at wala sa picture ang mana-ger ng aktor na si Norma Japitana.

Lumalabas na ang business manager ni Cesar ang parang tumayong manager nu’ng pumirma ng kontrata ang aktor.

Nagtatanong lang po, kai-lan pa nagkaroon ng karapatan ang isang business manager para makapirma ng kontrata ang isang artista?

Ang alam namin, kung hindi kami nagkakamali, kailangan kasama ng isang artista ang kanyang manager sa pagpirma ng kontrata.

Pero may nakarating sa aming tsika na matapos ang contract signing ni Cesar sa Kapuso, sinabi raw nito sa press na alam umano ng kanyang manager ang ginawang pagpirma.

Kaya nakakagulat ang na-sagap din naming balita na wala raw kaalam-alam si Norma J na pipirma ng kontrata ang alagang si Buboy (tawag kay Cesar Montano).

Kaya naman humingi ng tulong si Norma J sa PAMI, ang organisasyon ng mga manager, kung ano ang ga-gawin sa ginawang pagpirma ng kontrata ng alaga na hindi ipinaalam sa kanya.

May ibang miyembro ng PAMI na gustong ipa-ban si Cesar at mayroon din naman na gusto munang marinig ang dahilan ng aktor kung bakit hindi nagpaalam sa manager.

Kapag nagkataon at nagkaisa ang PAMI na ipa-ban si Cesar, hindi puwedeng makasama ng aktor ang mga alagang artista ng miyembro ng naturang samahan.

Ang magiging problema lang ng PAMI, sasang-ayon kaya sa kanila si Lolit Solis, na member din ng PAMI?

Baka kasi hindi pumayag si Manay Lolit sa gustong mangyari ng mga kasama-han sa PAMI na pagbabawalan ang kani-kanilang alaga na isama sa anumang magiging project ni Cesar.

Anyway, humingi na ng appointment ang PAMI kay Cesar para makausap ito at malaman ang dahilan ng aktor sa pagbalewala sa manager.

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Kay Cesar pa rin.

Wala kaming masasabi sa kabaitan ng aktor na laging itong open sa press kapag kinailangan ng tulong. Kaya naniniwala kami na may dahilan si Cesar kung totoo nga na hindi niya ipinaalam sa manager ang ginawang pagpirma ng kontrata.

Sa tsikang ipinarating sa amin nang ma-interview si Buboy, inamin daw nitong wala siyang offer na natatanggap sa Dos para gawin siyang permanenteng host ng Wowowee.

Nilinaw din ng actor ang naging kontrobersiyal ni-yang pahayag na ikina-react ng fans ni Willie Revillame na hindi niya kailangan na humingi ng permiso sa TV host para tanggapin ang hosting job sa noontime show ng Dos.

Say daw ni Cesar, hindi dapat magalit sa kanya ang fans ni Willie dahil hindi daw niya responsibility na magpaalam kay Willie dahil hindi naman niya manager ang controversial TV host.

May nakarating daw kasing mag balita kay Buboy na parang kailangang magpaalam muna kay Willie ang sinumang artistang tatanggap para mag-host ng Wo-wowee.

Lumalabas tuloy na parang pag-aari na ni Willie ang ABS-CBN, na hindi naman.

Inamin din ni Buboy na puwede siyang magpaalam kay Willie dahil kaibigan niya ito at alam niyang maiintindihan siya ni Willie.



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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Manager ni Cesar, naghain ng reklamo sa PAMI

Ang makagawa ng epic movie ang isa pang rason kung bakit lumipat si Cesar Montano sa GMA-7.

May dalawang movie projects siyang niluluto at sa tulong ng GMA Films, gusto niyang matuloy na ang mga pelikulang Francisco Dagohoy at Sakada na tungkol sa first Filipino OFW mula sa Ilocos at nagtrabaho sa Hawaii.

In-offer din niya sa TV5 ang dalawang movie projects kung ’di magagawa ng GMA Films dahil libre siyang gumawa ng movies kahit saan.

Ang TV offer lang ng TV5 ang hindi niya natanggap dahil mas pinili ang offer ng GMA Network.

Hindi sinagot ni Cesar ang tanong tungkol sa talent fee niya sa GMA-7 at nagbirong tumawad ang Siyete sa hininging tf.

Posible raw sumunod sa kanya si Sunshine Cruz sa Channel 7, pero ang anak na si Diego na nasa kanya ay mag-aaral muna bago pasukin ang showbiz.

Sina Iza Calzado, Carla Abellana, Rhian Ramos, Jackie Rice at Marian Rivera ang mga binanggit ni Cesar na ilan sa Kapuso stars na gustong makatrabaho. Ang description nga nio kay Marian ay “one of the most beautiful faces in the industry.”

Natutuwa si Cesar na makakasama sa teleseryeng ginagawa ngayon si Christopher de Leon at isinama na rin si Maricel Soriano sa mga gustong makatrabaho, pero wala pa siyang nababalitaan sa Andres de Saya na balitang gagawin nila ng aktres.

* * *

KAUGNAY ng balitang pagpirma ni Cesar sa Kapuso channel, nag-issue ng official statement ang Professional Artists Managers, Inc. (PAMI) tungkol sa diumano’y reklamo ni Norma Japitana, manager ni Cesar ng 26 years, laban sa aktor.

Ayon sa PAMI, “The PAMI had an emergency meeting with one of its members, Ms. Norma Japitana, after she officially filed a complaint with the organization.

“Cesar Montano entered into a contract with GMA-7 without the knowledge of Norma Japitana, his manager of 26 years.

“Last night (Huwebes ng gabi), we personally invited Mr. Cesar Montano for a dialogue with the organization sometime next week.

“We are waiting for his confirmation.”



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Friday, July 16, 2010

Cesar Montano maayos ang paglayas sa ABS-CBN

Bukod kay Cesar Montano, pumirma kahapon ng renewal ng kontrata sa GMA Network si Heart Evangelista, pero nag-request ito ng no TV coverage at pinagbigyan ng network.

Nagtataka lang ang mga taga-Channel 7 kung bakit ayaw malaman ng aktres ang pagre-renew niya ng kontrata.

Baka naman may valid reason siya para hindi muna ipaalam ang muli niyang pagpirma ng contract dahil sigurado naming lalabas din ang balitang ito.

* * *

SPEAKING of Cesar’s contract signing kahapon, isang taon na exclusive network contract ang pinirmahan nito kasama ang Kapuso executives na sina Atty. Felipe Gozon, Jimmy Duavit at Wilma Galvante.

Papalitan na pala ang title ng unang show ni Cesar sa Siyete, ang Romana Santa, pero ayaw pa muna nitong sabihin kung ano ang ipapalit.

Nakatakda rin siyang gumawa ng isang sitcom at bukas sa lahat ng trabahong ipagkakatiwala ng bagong home studio.

Sey ni Cesar, maayos siyang nagpaalam sa ABS-CBN bago lumipat sa GMA. Tinawagan daw niya sina Linggit Tan at Cory Vidanes.

Wala raw concrete plan ang Dos para sa kanya at ang tanging nakalinya lamang ay ang Singing Bee na after Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba? pa iere.

Dahil dito, tinanggap niya ang alok ng GMA dahil “kailangan ko ng trabaho.”

Happy si Cesar sa pagbabalik-Kapuso, isa itong malaking karangalan at “impeccable timing” ang description sa pangyayaring ito.



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Cut 24 Oras for Pilyang Kerubin

THIS is an unsolicited advice to GMA. If they want “Pilyang Kerubin” to have a better fighting chance against its rival, then they should make sure it starts on time. What happens now is that “24 Oras” always runs 10 to 15 minutes overtime. When “Kerubin” finally starts, its rival show has already had a good head start. All their efforts to beef up the show by guesting top stars like Maricel Soriano would be useless if it’d always start late. It’s okay if “24 Oras” were reporting earthshaking news but most of the time, as someone told us, “kung anik-anik lang” to lengthen the show.


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

New hosts, VJs brighten up Kapuso shows

Beauty and personality matter much when it comes to hosting. The Kapuso network sees the need to deal well with such requirement. Thus, they have fielded in some of the brightest faces and upcoming stars into their shows, digging deep into the roster of GMA Artist Center to ensure it is always favorably addressed.

A new crop of hosts/VJs is lighting up the TV screen brighter than ever, comprised of one hot mama, a boy-next-door catch, and four It girls. These six add to the good mix that anchor high-rated programs such as Unang Hirit, Party Pilipinas and The Sweetlife.

Regine Tolentino is back in the 10-year-old Unang Hirit, now the longest-running morning program on Philippine TV. She first joined the Arnold Clavio-led line-up in 2004 and has now rejoined the team to the delight of early-risers.

Character actress Luanne Dy, who last year played support-role Vivien for the Anne Curtis-starrer series The Wedding, has likewise joined the UH gang of hosts, along with Pia Arcangel, Connie Sison and Monica Verallo.

Bella Padilla, on the other hand, has shown her hosting ability in Party Pilipinas. She excels in hosting, dancing, and acting, being the niece of Robin Padilla. She is part of the cast of the new drama series Endless Love which has gathered the troika of Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo in one romantic primetime tear-jerker.

Meanwhile, prominent Korean expatriate Grace Lee is now a fixture of Pinoy TV, having landed her first hosting job in 2007 when she began segment-hosting for Q-11’s The Sweet Life. Recently she replaced Andi-9 to join in Mo Twister and Mojo Jojo in the controversial FM radio program Good Times with Mo.

In addition, she now handles the Chika Minute airtime for the weekend presentation of 24 Oras, so does the Showbiz Silip portion of News On Q.

Nicely rounding up the pretty six are two personalities that have become familiar through the PLDT MyDSL campaign. Steph Henares and Gino Dela Peña are two techie celebrities invited by PLDT to serve as models for its product and the chic lifestyle it is elevating.

Now, their tandem banners once again as hosts of Q-11’s X-Life which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Together with JC Tiuseco, Steph and Gino enjoy on-cam the X-life, experiencing extreme sports challenges with the prime objective of promoting healthy and fit lifestyle.

Gino, who gained initial TV exposure in a McDo commercial, sums up the journey of all six of them. “I wanna live life in a way that I would be the best in what I do,” he said.



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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lovi Poe Biglang Lumalim ang Akting

MAY lalim na talaga ang acting ni Lovi Poe. Tulad na lang sa role niya sa bagong indie film na kalahok sa Cine-malaya sa CCP ngayon, ang Mayohan. Siya si Lilibeth, laki sa baryo na nangangarap umalis sa probinsiya para makapag-aral sa Maynila. Idinirek ang movie ni Dan Villegas at kinunan entirely sa Infanta, Quezon, kung saan isine-celebrate ang taunang Mayohan Destival.

Umikot kay Lovi ang istorya na naghahanda ang preparasyon sa pasayaw ng Mayohan at nahirang na presidente ng mga kabataang organizer ng pasayaw. Role dito ni Lovi ang isang graduating high school student.

Impressive ang acting ni Lovi bilang inosente pero sensitive na estudyante, malayo sa modern at bubbly girl na napapanood weekly sa Party Pilipinas at Show Me Da Manny.

Samantala, tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang tambalan nila ni Rocco Nacino ng StarStruck V sa episode ng Lovebug na kukunan sa isang probinsiya sa Pilipinas. Hindi sila natuloy sa Cambodia dahil nagkaroon daw ng problema.



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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wish ni Claudine na makatrabaho si Anne natupad na

MALAKI na ang ipinayat ni Claudine Barretto nu’ng nakita namin sa In Your Eyes presscon recently.

Naikuwento ng aktres na tumaba siya noon dahil sa kanyang pagbubuntis.

At dahil nakapanganak na, balik na raw siya sa dating diet at pagiging vegetarian. Plus exercises tulad ng pilates at iba pa. Kaya naman biglang balik sa dati ang katawan ni Claudine.

Say ni Claudine mara-ming firsts ang movie niyang In Your Eyes. Una, kapartner niya si Richard Gutierrez at may love and kissing scenes pa sila. First time din niyang nakasama si

Anne Curtis na matagal na niyang pangarap na maka-trabaho sa movie maski noong nasa ABS-CBN pa siya. Happy siya kasi natupad na ang kanyang wish.

Sa Los Angeles, California pa kinunan ang pelikula sa ilalim ng direksi-yon ni Mac Alejandre.Cut



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Saturday, July 10, 2010

‘Survivor Philippines’ celebrity contestants ayaw pang pangalanan

This Saturday ang alis ng second batch ng celebrities/castaways ng Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Edition at kahit mukhang successful ang paghihigpit ng staff ng reality show dahil walang masyadong spoiler na nakalalabas kung sinu-sino ang mga castaway at kung may nakakaalam man, hindi pinapangalanan sa pakiusap na rin ng staff.

Kabilang sa female castaway ang mestisa actress na galing sa Starstruck, pero kung anong batch, ’yun ang hulaan ninyo. Fragile ang dating sa amin ng actress at ’di namin akalaing sasali siya sa Survivor.

Nag-backout naman ang actor na galing din sa Starstruck sa ’di pa namin alam na dahilan. May mga kasali raw na reporters-journalists. Sino kaya sila?



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Friday, July 09, 2010

GMA leader pa rin sa Mega Manila

Patuloy na nanalasa sa TV ratings sa viewer-rich Mega Manila nitong ikalawang quarter ng 2010 ang GMA 7. Ito ay ayon sa kinikilalang TV ratings data supplier na Nielsen TV Audience Measure­ment.

Nasa Mega Manila ang 55 percent ng total urban television households sa buong bansa. Binubuo ito ng Metro Manila at suburbs - parte ng Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna at Rizal. Ang Cavite suburbs ay bumubuo sa 94.7 percent ng total TV households sa buong lalawigan ng Cavite; samantalang ang Laguna suburbs naman ay bumubuo sa 66.4 percent ng total TV households sa lalawigan ng Laguna. Ang Rizal suburbs naman ay bumubuo sa 96.6% ng kabuuang TV house­holds sa lalawigan ng Rizal.

Ang malalaking bahagi ng Cavite, Laguna at Rizal, na bahagi ng Suburbs sa Mega Manila, ay bumubuo rin sa tinatayang 60 percent ng South Luzon coverage sa National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM). Patuloy na lumalamang ang GMA Network sa Mega Manila Suburbs, kung saan kabilang ang nasabing key areas.

Mula Abril hanggang Hunyo 2010 (figures mula Hunyo 27 hanggang 30 ay base sa overnight data), nagtala ang GMA ng average total day audience share (6:00 a.m. to 12:00 mn) ng 34.6 percent.

Ang Nielsen TV Audience Measurement na ginagamit ng GMA Network ay ginagamit din ng hindi bababa sa 23 iba pang local companies kabilang ang isa pang TV Network (hindi ABS-CBN). Ang mga top media agency kasama ang anim na regional clients ay pawang nagsu-subscribe sa Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.



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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Cristy Fermin on Marian Rivera

After calling Angel Locsin “Ilusyonada” a few weeks ago, columnist/host Cristy Fermin is now very vocal about her feelings of aversion towards the kapuso primetime queen, Marian Rivera.

In her showbiz oriented program Juicy! Wednesday night (July 7), Cristy Fermin reacted with antipathy when the topic of discussion went to Marian Rivera. The original topic was about Karylle’s lovelife until Alex Gonzaga, one of the hosts, shared a rumor about Marian Rivera.

“Alam niyo, may chika ako sa inyo. Si Miss Marian Rivera pala kapag sinasabi niya, kapag nagmemake-up siya sinasabi niya sa make-up artist ‘Hay naku huwag nila akong iniinis ha baka iwanan ko itong showbiz naiinis ako saka naku gusto ko na talaga magka-anak kay Dingdong gusto ko na talagang magpakasal kasi alam ko naman na hindi magtatagal, parang hindi naman ako magtatagal dito sa showbiz,’ so talagang in love na in love talaga siya kay Dingdong,” Alex said.

Cristy Fermin added more details to the story: “At may karugtong iyon. Magdadalang tao siya sa ibang bansa. Pagbalik niya dito ‘akin na ang lahat ng gatas na iyan at ang mga diapers na iyan.’

The feisty showbiz talk show host remarked: “Ano naman kung aalis siya sa showbiz? Para namang hihinto ang ikot ng ating mundo kapag nawala siya.”

The panel which includes Shalala, IC Mendoza and DJ Mo Twister immersed more about Dingdong and Marian, the alleged secret wedding of the couple, Dingdong’s alleged tattoo on the left thigh and the real age of the couple.

DJ Mo then said to Cristy: “Eto kung galit si Shalala kay Bianca King ikaw naman galit na galit kay Marian.”

Cristy Fermin replied, “Alam mo si Marian kailangan niyang matuto na makipag-meet halfway. Hindi pwedeng puro ikaw Marian. Kailangan pupunta ka sa gitna, pupunta ‘yung kabila sa gitna, magkita kayo sa gitna.”

Alex Gonzaga asked Cristy, “Di ba nagkita kayo sa Bambi Fuentes one time?”

Cristy responded: “Nagkita kami one time. Ako natural lang, inaayusan ako ni Maya Jones…siguro akala niya hindi ako magpapaalam kay Bambi na inaayusan siya. Daldal siya ng daldal ‘you know what i want this one’ chuchu, nung dumating ako gumanun [yumuko]. Sabi ko, ‘Bambi salamat ‘ lumapit talaga ako sa kanya kasi para sa akin anong dapat kong ikatakot sa kanya e ako naman ang trabaho ko ay mag-opinyon at pumansin kung may mali.

“At saka marami nang pagkakataon na isinulat ko rin siya nang maayos. Bago ka matutong magalit Marian, matuto ka munang magpasalamat. Yun lang. Kasi hindi mo natatandaan ang mga panahon ang daming umuupak sa iyo, panahon niyo yon ni Mark Herras, sinasabing matanda ka na, lola ka na, tiyahin ka na lang, anong sinasabi ko? Ang puso walang nananalo diyan. Pero nakapagpasalamat ka man lang ba sa akin? Wah,” said Cristy.

Alex asked her, “So hindi kayo nagpansinan ni Miss Marian?”

Cristy replied, “Ay hindi, alangan namang ako pa ang…sa edad na lang naman di ba? Pero ine-expect ko na hindi niya ako papansinin kasi ugali niya iyon e, siya ‘yun e.”

Shalala speculated, “Baka naman nahihiya rin.”

Cristy finished the discussion by saying: “Dapat lang siyang mahiya, sa ugali niya!”



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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Claudine: Nakakailang ka-love scene si Richard

CLAUDINE Barretto admits she felt ill at ease when she did an intimate love scene with Richard in “In Your Eyes.” “I saw him and his brother Raymond as kids dahil we used to go sa bahay nila sa White Plains at naghahanda pa ng food si Tita Annabelle for us, tapos ngayon makaka-love scene ko na, so nakakailang talaga,” she says. “Ganun din naman si Anne (Curtis). I saw her as a child star, ngayon sisters na kami. But I really enjoyed working with both of them. Pareho silang magaling, very professional and both dedicated to their craft kaya confident ako na we have a very good film that will surely please viewers.”

Richard himself confesses that he wasn’t that comfortable with Claudine at first. “But she reached out to us ni Anne so we felt more at home with each other’s company in no time at all,” he says. “Naging maganda ang bonding naming tatlo especially when we shot key scenes in the States for more than a week.”

Claudine requested that no question about her sister Gretchen be asked during the “In Your Eyes” presscon and her wish was granted. “I’m confident maaayos din whatever problem we have at kung may magsasalita pa, it’ll only worsen things so huwag na lang.”

She said she’s done films similar to the story of “In Your Eyes” before and she mentioned “Dubai” and “Kailangan Kita,” but the movie that really resembles this one is “Soltera,” where she and Maricel Soriano fought for the love of Diether Ocampo. That time, she played the younger woman. This time, she’s now the older one.



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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Claudine at Richard, may mainit na love scene

ANG pagbabalik sa pagiging pesco-vegetarian ang sinabing rason ni Claudine Barretto sa kanyang pagpayat na agad napuna ng press sa presscon ng In Your Eyes. Saturday and Sunday lang siya kumain ng chicken and the rest of the week, seafood lang ang kinakain.

Hindi lang sina Richard Gutierrez at Anne Curtis ang sobrang thankful sa pagkatuloy ng movie na collaboration ng Viva Films at GMA Films, happy din si Claudine dahil matagal na nilang gusto ni Anne na magkasama sa project at sa In Your Eyes ’yun natuloy.

“Kaya excited kami ni Anne dahil natuloy na rin finally ang dream namin to work together at malaking bonus si Richard. Hindi ko inisip na makakatrabaho ko siya, he’s a revelation here, he’s a brilliant actor. Masaya ang shooting namin sa Los Angeles, sobrang fun at nakapag-bonding kaming tatlo, kay Direk Mac at sa staff,” ani Claudine.

Last Sunday kinunan ang love scene nina Claudine at Richard na sabi ng aktres ay more passionate and more intense. Sa August 18 na ang showing nito sa direction ni Mac Alejandre.


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Sunday, July 04, 2010

24 Oras, Saksi top surveys

GMA 7’s 24 Oras and Saksi are still the viewers’ leading source of news information based on the April to June 2010 (until June 24) Mega Manila individual ratings data and audience share data from AGB Nielsen Philippines.

24 Oras topped TV Patrol World from April to June 24 with an audience share lead of 1.2 percent and 0.7 rating points.

Based on the individual audience share data, 24 Oras led TV Patrol World with 1.1 percent last April; 1.5 percent last May; and 0.8 percent up to June 24.

Saksi, on the other hand, clearly dominated Bandila from April to June 24 with a total of 2.4 rating points. Last April, it posted a two-rating points lead over the competing station’s newscast. The following month, Saksi posted 5.7 rating points against Bandila’s 2.9, a commanding lead of 2.8 rating points.

From June 1 to 24, Saksi clearly bested the competition with 2.5 rating points according to the individual ratings data from AGB Nielsen, the widest-subscribed and the industry’s recognized ratings provider.

Individual ratings — also called People Ratings — is the key information that advertisers look into because individual data measures the actual “eyeballs” or the number of people watching.

The April to June 24 individual ratings and audience share data, like the rousing success of Eleksyon 2010, GMA 7’s election coverage which clearly outclassed the competition — further affirm the status of GMA News and Public Affairs as the most preferred and most trusted broadcast news organization in the country.

24 Oras has been the top primetime newscast since taking the lead in the period of Nov. 22 to Dec. 31, 2004. Saksi, on the other hand, is the leading late night newscast for almost seven years now.

The latest available partial data for June individual ratings from AGB Nielsen continue to show that both 24 Oras and Saksi are ahead of the competition.

Bannered by the most formidable and credible names in local broadcasting today — broadcast journalists Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco for 24 Oras and Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales for Saksi — and powered by the country’s most respected news team that has won both local and international honors, GMA 7’s evening newscasts continue to work tirelessly to earn the trust of the viewers.



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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Jennylyn Mercado: Dennis is 'good influence'

Finally, after almost three years, Patrick Garcia had a chance to kiss and hug his love son Alex Jazz (AJ) with Jennylyn “Jen” Mercado. The two are having a long-running ELQ (Ex-Lovers’ Quarrel) that has remained unresolved.

The occasion was the birthday party of Kendra, daughter of Patrick’s sister Cheska (now Mrs. Doug Kramer), last Sunday. Jen was there but she and Patrick didn’t go beyond swapping tentative “Hi’s!” Jen is now into a “special relationship” (more than friends but not sweethearts, understand?) with Dennis Trillo who himself is the unwed parent of a two-year-old boy, Calyx, with ex-girlfriend Carlene Aguilar (now happily married to a non-showbiz guy).

“Dennis is a good influence in my life,” admitted Jen at last Thursday’s presscon for Rosario, a 2010 Metro Filmfest entry directed by Albert Martinez in which she co-stars with Dennis, together with Phillip Salvador, Ricky Davao, Yul Servo and Isabel Oli. “It was he who convinced me to let AJ see his father. Happy ako na nagkita na rin ‘yung mag-ama. I’m sure ‘yon na rin ang hinihintay ng family nila, na ‘yon na rin naman ang gusto ng family namin.”

The ex-lovers’ misunderstanding was caused by Patrick’s careless (insensitive) remark in a TV interview in which he gave a vague answer that seemed to imply that he was “doubting” that he was the father of the baby Jen was then heavy with. Hurt, Jen stopped talking to Patrick and refused to let him see their son.

But Jen said that she and Cheska, along with the rest of Patrick’s family, are okay.

“Cheska and I talk on the phone or send each other text messages every day. Palagi niyang kinukumusta si AJ,” adding, “It feels good na wala nang samaan ng loob at wala nang problema.”

Jen’s son and Dennis’ son have become playmates since their first meeting several weeks ago, with the blessing of Carlene.

The kiddie party was not the right time for Jen and Patrick to discusss the nitty-gritty, such as Patrick’s sustento for AJ.

“I guess we will eventually talk at the right time.”

What other pieces of “positive” advice is she getting from Dennis?

“Dennis is a good man. Tahimik lang. Mahaba ang pasensya niya. He has taught me how to be patient.”

“I understand what Jen and Patrick, especially Patrick, are going through dahil pinagdaanan ko rin ‘yon,” said Dennis who had similar issues with Carlene after Calyx was born. “So I gave Jen (pieces of) advice based on my own experience.”

Jen and Dennis were first cast together in Blue Moon, a Regal romance-drama shown at a Metro Filmfest a few years ago. They were committed to other partners then. They became close while doing the GMA soap Gumapang Ka sa Lusak which ended recently.

Although they have been spending private moments together (such as a vacation in Hong Kong last Holy Week), Dennis confirmed what Jen said that they are still getting to know each other.

“We have known each other for only several weeks and yet close na close na kami,” said Dennis who has been linked to a few other actresses including Cristine Reyes and Pauleen Luna.

Asked if Dennis is faithful, Jen laughed, “Don’t ask me, ask him!”

Asked if he is, Dennis blushed a bit, “Oo naman!”

What friendly, if unsolicited, advice would he give Patrick if they met?

“Just to keep the communication line between him and Jen open. At pag-usapan nilang mabuti kung ano man ang dapat nilang pag-usapan, and to always take their kid into consideration.”

Happy with herself, her love life and the world around her, Jen has become more understanding and more “giving.”

Asked when Patrick may see AJ again, Jen said, “It depends on him. He’s now welcome to see or visit AJ anytime he wants to.”



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Friday, July 02, 2010

Nadine Samonte Plans Wedding With BF

NADINE Samonte's name was not in the opening credits of "Endless Love" when it was previewed but she didn't throw a tantrum because of that. "I just hope maalala nilang ilagay sa actual telecast," she says. "But I really like my role as Shirley, the real sister of Dingdong Dantes na accidentally separated from their family at napalitan ni Marian Rivera as Jenny nang ipanganak kami in the same hospital. May pagka-kontrabida ang role ko rito kasi naiinggit ako kay Marian. Second time ko na ito to support her after I played Babaeng Tuod sa kanya in 'Darna'."

Nadine has been on with her lechon magnate BF Emerson Chua for five years now. Her German dad has met her BF and approves of him. "At first, my dad was against him kasi alam lang niya, Chinese, so I was hurt. But when he came home last May, nagbakasyon kami lahat sa Cebu and my dad got to know Emerson better so okay na sila as he saw mabait talaga ang BF ko. He even asked kung kailan ang wedding. Gusto ko, two years from now pa, 2012, kasi enjoy pa ako sa career ko at sa pagiging dalaga. Pareho kaming church wedding ang gusto para solemn."



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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Raymart at Claudine, ’di nagkakausap

NILINAW sa amin ni Raymart Santiago na wala silang proplema ng asawang si Claudine Barretto.

Ang paglilinaw ay bunsod nang kumakalat na balita na nagkakalabuan sila at ang dahilan ay ang dating ka-loveteam ni Claudine na si Mark Anthony Fernandez.

Ang isyu: Dinalaw ni Claudine sa taping si Mark Anthony.

“Totoo ’yun, nagpunta si Claudine sa taping pero hindi si Mark ang dinalaw ni Claudine kundi ang kaibigang director na si Dominic,” ang natatawang bungad ni Raymart.

“Bago pa man nagpunta ru’n si Claudine, alam ko na dahil nagsabi siya sa akin. Kaya tinatawanan ko lang ang isyung ’yan. At saka nandu’n din si Randy (kapatid ni Raymart) dahil guest siya sa taping,” patuloy pa niya.

Naibalita tuloy sa amin ni Raymart na si Randy ay nagge-guest na rin sa mga programa ng GMA.

’Di ba taga-ABS-CBN si Randy? Tanong namin.

“Di ko alam ang estado ng kanyang pagiging Kapamilya,” aniya.

Baka sumama na rin sa inyo ni Claudine ang utol mo? Pabirong tanong namin sa kanya.

Natawa si Raymart.

’Di naman imposible. E, kung si Claudine, nakuha mo mula ABS-CBN, si Randy pa kaya ang hindi.

Natawa siyang muli. Di na nag-comment.

Binalikan namin ang paksa tungkol sa kanilang ni Claudine.

Inamin niyang may mga pagkakataon na halos ’di sila nagkakausap ni Claudine sa loob ng 24 oras. Kasi nga, nagkakasalisi ang sked nila ng taping.

Dumarating nga raw ’yung mga sandali na darating siya sa bahay, tulog na si Claudine at aalis si Claudine na tulog pa siya.

Baka naman ’yan ang dahilan kung bakit nagkakaroon kayo ng problema.?

“A, hindi mangyayari sa amin ’yun,” paniniyak niya. “’Pag wala si Claudine, ako ang yaya ng mga bata. ’Pag ako naman ang wala, siya lahat ang bahala.”

Linggo ng gabi nang kausap namin si Raymart.

“E, kahapon lang, magkakasama kami ng pamilya ni Claudine at pamilya ko. Every Saturday, nagsasama-sama kami ng aming mga pamilya.

“Ewan ko nga kung bakit may mga taong parang gustong guluhin ang mga nananahimik na pamilya? “Noon nga lang mag-shooting sa abroad si Claudine, marami nang nagtatanong kung may hidwaan daw ba kami.

“Tanong ko, bakit? E, kasi raw, ba’t hindi ako kasama?

“Asus, ano ba ’yon. E, trabaho ’yon. Pero ang totoo, isasama sana namin ang mga bata. Tutal, limang araw lang ’yon, kaso, naisip namin, mapapagod lang ang mga ’yun,” paliwanag pa ni Raymart.

“At saka meron din naman akong taping. Apat na araw sa isang lingo, nagte-taping ako. Sayang din daw ’yung abala kung sasama pa kami ng mga bata sa abroad.

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Nagpahayag din si Raymart ng pasasalamat sa management ng GMA dahil sa magandang trato sa kanilang mag-asawa.

’Di kaya pati si utol mong Rowell ay lumipat na rin sa Kapuso network?

“’Di ko alam. Nasa Hong Kong siya (Rowell) ngayon, nagbabakasyon,” aniya pa. “Si Randy naman ay nasa Europe,” aniya pa.

Inamin din ni Raymart na isa siya sa naging dahilan kumbakit nasa GMA na ang kanyang asawa, kung sa anong paraan, ’di na siya nagdetalye.

Magugunitang medyo natengga si Claudine sa Kapamilya channel kung kaya ’di nagtaka ang marami nng lumipat ang kanyang asawa sa GMA-7.

Pero iba ang hinala ni Raymart.

“Na-mimis n’ya lang siguro ako. Ha-ha-ha!”



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Rachelle Ann Go joins Diva

RACHELLE Ann Go is thankful that GMA7 is giving her a chance to try acting as she's now part of the cast of "Diva.” She plays Demi, a variety show host and she's paired with Carlo Aquino. In the story, Regine Velasquez as Melody and Glaiza de Castro as her arch rival Tiffany, are both tapped to be part of the TV show but they refuse to be in the same program as they're tough competitors.

"I'm really so happy dahil kaeksena ko si Ms. Regine," says Rachel. "She was the host when I won sa 'Search for a Star' dito sa GMA7 kaya comfortable ako in her company. Talagang she encourages me sa acting ko. Sabi niya, 'kaya mo 'yan, girl.' May eksena ako rito na mahihimatay ako while performing. 'Yun pala, pregnant na ako kay Carlo at gusto kong ipalaglag ang baby para hindi masira ang career ko. Sana nga, masundan pa ng more acting assignments kasi nag-enjoy ako rito."

About her rumored affair with Kean Cipriano of TV5, she says it's not true. "We're friends but he's not courting me. Kung kami nga, aaminin ko naman. Inamin ko before 'yung kina Christian (Bautista at Gab Valenciano), di ba?"



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