Wednesday, May 7, 2008

'Kung Fu Panda' OST to be Performed by SAM CONCEPCION

Fifteen-year-old pop star and theater actor Sam Concepcion will be collaborating with Dreamworks and United International Pictures to sing the theme song of their newest animated comedy, Kung Fu Panda. This makes Sam the first Filipino to work with Dreamworks for this project.

"Sam Concepcion has been chosen to sing the theme song 'Kung Fu Fighting' for the Philippine release of the Dreamworks-United International Pictures Kung Fu Panda. It will be screened in the Philippines this June.

"Dito sa Pilipinas, yung particular track na iyon na papatugtugin sa credits, sa Sam ang kakanta. In addition to that, may kasama pa siyang music video, which will be directed by Marie Jamora," explains Oliver Oliveros, Senior Public Relations Officer/Consultant of STAGES.

"They had several artists in mind before tapos si Sam ang nakakuha ng part. For the region, iba-ibang artists ang kakanta ng 'Kung Fu Fighting,' which was originally released in 1974. Sam was asked to audition to make sure that Sam fits the role. His song will be used for the promo here in the Philippines."

Ceelo Green, an America hiphop/R&B artist, sings the theme song for the original U.S. Kung Fu Panda soundtrack. Korean pop icon Rain, best remembered by Filipino audiences in his drama series Full House, will also record the same song in his native language.

Kung Fu Panda is about Po the Panda (voiced by comedian Jack Black), a waiter in a noodle restaurant who is a kung-fu fanatic. The panda is considered as the laziest animal in ancient China's Valley of Peace. But through a sudden twist of fate, he is named as the "Chosen One" who must battle evil warrior Tai Lung (voiced by Ian McShane) who escapes from prison and threatens their way of life.

A kung-fu master named Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) helps Po the Panda by training him along with the legendary Furious Five. They include Master Monkey (voiced by Jackie Chan), Master Tigress (voiced by Angelina Jolie), Master Viper (voiced by Lucy Liu), Master Crane (voiced by David Cross), and Master Mantis (voiced by Seth Rogen).

Watch for Sam's new video for "Kung Fu Fighting" and the animated comedy Kung Fu Panda when it hits theaters this June.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

AMERICAN IDOL 7: Top 4 - 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' Performance Night

Theme of the Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Songs

David Cook - �Hungry Like the Wolf� - (Watch here)
David Cook - �Baba O�Reilly� (Watch here)

Syesha Mercado - �A Change is Gonna Come� (Watch here)
Syesha Mercado - �Proud Mary� (Watch here)
Syesha Mercado - Randy makes her cry (Watch here)

Jason Castro - �I Shot the Sheriff� (Watch here)
Jason Castro - �Mr. Tambourine Man� (Watch here)

David Archuleta - �Stand By Me� (Watch here)
David Archuleta
- �Love Me Tender� (Watch here)

BEA ALONZO Chosen to Play 'Betty La Fea'

Bea Alonso will play the lead role in ABS-CBN�s adaptation of the Mexican telenovela "Betty La Fea."

The confirmation was made by television director Wenn Deramas during Anne Curtis' first taping day for 'Dyosa' in Calatagan, Batangas.

"Yes, gagawin na nga 'yung Betty La Fea," said Deramas.

Deramas said he will be meeting today with other network officials to discuss the series.

"May meeting nga ako kasi gusto na nila na simulan 'yung Betty La Fea. Mayroon pang "Dyosa" kaya pag-iisipin ko din kung paano," Deramas added.

Betty La Fea is the story of a not-so-pretty but intelligent woman who falls in love with her boss and decides to have a makeover.

Prior to Deramas' confirmation that Alonso will play Betty La Fea, there were other actresses being considered for the role.

They were "Lobo" star Angel Locsin and "Maging Sino Ka Man" mainstay Anne Curtis.

Earlier reports had said singer Regine Velasquez was also considered for the series.

In February, Velasquez appeared on the entertainment show "The Buzz." She said she was the one who broached the idea to "someone" that she wanted to play the role of "Betty La Fea", or Ugly Betty, in the Philippine edition of the popular TV series. The show was first aired in Mexico and it later had a successful US version.

The singer said that her interest in doing "Betty La Fea" and her excitement over the subsequent offer from ABS-CBN first made her decide to say good-bye to GMA-7.

Velasquez emphasized that she was genuinely interested in doing the series. She pointed out that she would not have risked employment at GMA-7 and her good relations with the station if she was merely creating a ruse to get better terms for her new contract.

In the end, Velasquez decided to stay with GMA-7.


Ginanap noong April 30 ang Ika-10 Gawad Pasado (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) sa The Fort, Taguig City.

Tatlong indie movies ang napili ng Gawad Pasado bilang Pinakapasadong Pelikula: Ataul For Rent, Endo, at Foster Child.

Si Judy Ann Santos ang hinirang nilang Pinakapasadong Aktres para sa pagganap niya sa pelikulang Ouija, samantalang si Joel Torre naman ang Pinakapasadong Aktor para sa Ataul For Rent.

Bukod sa Pinakapasadong Pelikula at Aktor, nagwagi rin ang Ataul For Rent sa mga sumusunod na kategorya: Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktor (Ronnie Lazaro at Pen Medina), Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktres (Irma Adlawan), Pinakapasadong Direktor (Neil "Buboy" Tan), at Pinakapasadong Musika (Nonong Buencamino).

Narito ang kumpletong listahan ng mga nanalo sa Ika-10 Gawad Pasado:

Pinakapasadong Pelikula: Ataul for Rent, Endo, Foster Child
Pinakapasadong Aktor: Joel Torre (Ataul for Rent)
Pinakapasadong Aktres: Judy Ann Santos (Ouija)
Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktor: Ronnie Lazaro & Pen Medina (Ataul for Rent)
Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktres: Irma Adlawan (Ataul for Rent)
Pinakapasadong Direktor: Neil "Buboy" Tan (Ataul for Rent)
Pinakapasadong Dulang Pampelikulang: Aloy Adlawan (Ouija)

Pinakapasadong Sinematograpiya: Monchie Redoble (Batanes)
Pinakapasadong Editing: JD Domingo (Endo)
Pinkapasadong Istorya: Ralston Jover (Foster Child)
Pinakapasadong Tunog: Ditoy Aguila (Ouija)
Pinakapasadong Musika: Nonong Buencamino (Ataul for Rent)

Pinakapasadong Guro: Ms. Malou de Guzman
Pinakapasadong Kabataan: Sam Concepcion & Shaina Magdayao
Pasado Lifetime Achievement Award ("Dangal ng Pasado"): Ms. Gina Lopez
Natatanging Bituin ng Pelikulang Pilipino sa Taong 2007: Cherry Pie Picache (Foster Child)
Natatanging Direktor ng Pelikulang Pilipino sa Taong 2007: Dante "Brillante" Mendoza (Foster Child)
Pinakapasadong Pelikula sa Paggamit ng Wika: Batanes
Pasado Aktres ng Dekada: Jaclyn Jose

BATMAN: The Dark Knight - New Trailer

A new trailer for The Dark Knight was released this past weekend, giving us a slightly bigger look into what is coming on July 18th.

While we�ve seen a lot of Heath Ledger�s Joker, the latest trailer gave us a little more on Aaron Eckhart�s Harvey Dent, who ultimately becomes Two-Face.

�I can tell you that, basically, when you look at Two-Face, you should get sick to your stomach,� Eckhart told the LA Times of his Two-Face appearance. Being the guy under all that, well, that was a lot of fun for me. It�s like you would feel if you met someone whose face had pretty much been ripped off or burned off with acid. I can�t talk about it beyond that because I don�t want to give away too much of the plans by Chris [Nolan].�

To me, this film is about how Batman feels about justice, how he takes care of the city, how he feels about the Joker when he meets him and sees what he is capable of doing. How he feels when Harvey Two-Face takes matters into his own hands. It�s not simple, and it gets ugly. I think people will be surprised.�

Famous Hollywood Stars Graces Magazine Cover

:: MARIAH CAREY is a VIBE Bikini Babe

Mariah Carey heats up the pages of Vibe in its June 2008 issue.

The inside photo spread features the 39-year-old diva modeling some of the season�s hottest swimwear, which was shot on-location on Eagle�s Landing, a private Caribbean island, where the mag joined the singer for her big 38th birthday bash.

For outtakes of Mariah�s cover shoot, visit

Last week, Mariah tied the knot with actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas.

It�s crazy right! We�re definitely happy. Well wishes!� said Gabriel, Nick�s brother. �I�m trying to be like him and I love him very much.�

Call her Mrs. Cannon!

:: KATE HUDSON at the Pinnacle of PEOPLE's Beautiful

Kate Hudson is cover girl of the People magazine�s issue containing its latest �Most Beautiful� list.

Editors chose Kate from among the 100 celebrities who made the list. Senior Editor Galina Espinoza says Kate �just embodies such an incredible natural beauty that is in vogue right now. We�ve gotten so accustomed to celebrities getting breast implants and nose jobs, and she will talk about being flat-chested and having a little bit of an offbeat look.�

I was a tomboy,� Kate tells People. �I had three brothers. I was the girl with the dress on that always came back in the house filthy with scrapes and bruises. But I was always very girly. I had to be able to twirl so that my underwear showed.�

Other celebs such as Salma Hayek, Carrie Underwood, Vanessa Hudgens, Rumer Willis, Jason Taylor, and the cast of the Gossip Girls populate the list.

To check out the slideshow of People�s Most Beautiful, visit


Taylor Swift graces the June 2008 cover of Seventeen, on newsstands May 6th. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter opened up to the mag about dealing with bad friendships, being cheated on and where she gets inspiration for her songs. Here are a few of the interview highlights:

On being famous in her hometown of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania: �I was actually playing a sold-out show in my hometown, and I was signing autographs afterward. And I saw those girls who didn�t invite me to their parties and didn�t invite me to hang out with them. They waited in line for three hours to say hi to me. That�s where I have to look at this situation and say, �We were kids.� At some point, you have to forget about grudges because they only hurt.

On turning painful real-life situations into good songwriting: �Well, I wrote �Should�ve Said No,� about a guy who cheated on me. There�s always that moment where you�re like, �He says he�s not gonna do it again, he says he�s sorry, and, oh, look how sorry he is!� But they�re not sorry. If they cheated on you, then you didn�t matter enough for them to be thinking about you while it was happening. So what does it matter if he apologizes after the fact? And at some point, you realize that you do not deserve to be treated like that. I decided I didn�t want to be that girl.�

On why she�s proud to be unique: �Everybody looks in the mirror and is like, �I wonder why her eyes are huge and mine are smaller.� But I realized that if you�re lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don�t change.�

For a video of Taylor�s behind-the-scenes cover shoot, visit


Vanessa Hudgens (in Gucci) models six of the season�s most adorable party looks in the latest issue of Glamour. Here�s what she had to say about having fun with fashion:

On her shoe obsession: �[I�m a] Christian Louboutin freak.�

On her current obsession, the moderately priced line Free People: �If something�s cool and funky and I like it, it doesn�t matter how much it costs.�

On her favorite style-setters: �Mary-Kate Olsen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie. [They] have fun with fashion.�

On how a great dress makes her feel: �Feminine and sexy�just how a girl should!�

To view the rest of season�s most adorable party looks, visit


Grey�s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is the cover girl for this week�s En
tertainment Weekly.

Here�s all the drama that creator Shonda Rimes has packed into the show�s final four hours: Newly single mom Bailey (Chandra Wilson) tries to keep up a game face at work; McSteamy (Eric Dane) will be forced to follow a new hospital-wide �date and tell� policy at Seattle Grace after his trysts with various nurses catch up with him; Izzie becomes Alex�s (Justin Chambers) confidante as he tackles new complications with Rebecca/Ava (Elizabeth Reaser); the Chief (James Pickens Jr.) will attempt to reconcile with Adele (Loretta Devine); and Cristina (Sandra Oh) will be faced with the ghost of Preston Burke when news of his career achievement rocks her world. Meanwhile, George will lean on the Chief for support and Callie (Sara Ramirez) will find love in the arms of someone completely unexpected.

To read the full article on Grey�s, visit

:: RIHANNA Covers "ELLE" June 2008

Rihanna takes the June 2008 cover of Elle.

She addresses those pesky rumors about a romantic relationship with her and Jay-Z, who is married to Beyonce now!

RiRi says, �Well, it�s crazy that you ask me that. People know that it�s not true,� she says. �I think it�s kinda a cliche question, and people know it�s not true, so I don�t even know why it�s still addressed to this day. I get asked about it all the time and I�m like, You�re asking, but you know the answer. I don�t even like to address it anymore.�


Jessica Simpson gushes about boyfriend Tony Romo in the new issue of Glamour, on newsstands next Tuesday.

This article could come out and Tony and I could be broken up, but he still deserves all the accolades for bringing me back to who I am,� Simpson said.

Jessica, 27, also talks about how worried she was when she met Tony, admitting she �wanted to puke in a cup holder� because she was so nervous.

And here�s a fun bit of Jessica addressing her acting: �It�s fun to do a small film that might be released to DVD not because it�s a horrible film, but because it�s an independent film. For people to say Employee of the Month was a flop is ludicrous. We made the money back�that�s not a flop. For people to say The Dukes of Hazzard was a flop�it opened to $30 million! If these movies are flops, why would I still make them?

To read the full interview, visit


Here�s your sneak peek of Amanda Peet on the June 2008 cover of Lucky Magazine, hitting newsstands on May 6th!

Peet, who plays an FBI agent in the new X-Files movie, needed less than half an hour in hair and makeup, and then announced she�d be happy to wear anything, as long as there was a belt involved. �An outfit is so much cleaner when you can see your waist,� she explained.

�I�m not big into experimenting,� says the 36-year-old actress added. �Preppy works for me, and I stick with it.� And it�s true: She has a talent for combining classic, clean-cut items in a way that always looks great.

Register to win Amanda Peet�s cover look at

:: ASHLEE SIMPSON'S Bikini is in Grat "SHAPE"

With rumours circulating that Ashlee Simpson is pregnant, and everyone talking about her engagement to Pete Wentz, it's easy to forget that she has a new album out. It's easy to forget because no one cares about Ashlee Simpson's music. I know I definitely don't care about Ashlee's music, or whether she's pregnant or not, except that if she is, these Ashlee Simpson bikini pictures from Shape magazine might be the last time we see her looking this good.


John Mayer is crazy about Jennifer Aniston. In Touch and US Weekly have the photos to prove it!

Mayer flew to Miami on April 23 and checked into the Four Seasons hotel, but that�s not where he spent most of his time!

The 30-year-old musician instead spent most of his time in the $3,000-a-night presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental, where Aniston has been staying while shooting the movie Marley & Me.

The pair were inseparable over the long weekend, cuddling poolside and sharing meals together. They even had dinner together at Miami�s Caf� Sambal on Saturday, April 27.

When asked how he was doing, after spending four days with his new love, John smiled and said, �My weekend was good.�

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Monday, May 5, 2008

PINOY BIG BROTHER Teen Edition Plus 5th Nomination Night

In the 5th nomination night of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus, Josef, Nikki and Rona received the most nomination points and are in danger of eviction this coming Saturday, May 10.

Nan will enjoy his immunity this week courtesy of her Mommy Love.

Although Josef was nominated by the guardians, he also received the most number of points from other teen housemates. Following Josef is his better half (?) Nicole with 8 nomination points. While, Rona received 4 nomination points.

Here�s the complete tally of nominations:

TV RATINGS: May 2 - 4

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GOSSIP GIRLS Stars Lead TV Guide's 2008 Sexiest Stars

Stars of the fun drama series about the scandalous life of Manhattan's wealthy kids - Gossip Girl, that is, dominates this year's TV Guide Magazine Sexiest TV Stars.

In its second annual Sexiest Stars issue (May 2008), TV Guide highlights twenty-four television personalities who exude hotness. Check out the complete list below:

TV Guide Sexiest Stars of 2008:
Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl)
Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl)
Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl)
Patrick Dempsey (Grey�s Anatomy)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer)
Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty)
Peter Krause (Dirty Sexy Money)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
Olivia Wilde (House)
Josh Holloway (Lost)
Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica)
Taye Diggs (Private Practice)
Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Yunjin Kim (Lost)
Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)
Justin Chambers (Grey�s Anatomy)
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives)
Zachary Levi (Chuck)
Yvonnne Strahovski (Chuck)
Omar Epps (House)
Alex O�Loughlin (Moonlight)

Sexiest Pout: Blake Lively (Gossip Girl)
Sexiest Cast: Friday Night Lights
Sexiest Dancing Pro: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Sexiest Sci-Fi Guy: Alex O�Loughlin (Moonlight)
Sexiest Sci-Fi Gal: Erica Durance (Smallville)
Sexiest CSI: Gary Dourdan (CSI)
Sexiest Reality Star: Matt Grant (The Bachelor)
Sexiest Foodle: Todd English
Sexiest Man-Mane: Patrick Dempsey (Grey�s Anatomy)
Sexiest Siblings: Sam and Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
Sexiest Badass: Jack Bauer (24)
Sexiest Curmudgeon: Dr. Greg House (House)
Sexiest Lawyer: Peter Krause (Dirty Sexy Money)
Sexiest Marrieds, or Former Marrieds We'd Love to See Get Back Together Like Yesterday: Coach and Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
Sexiest Smart Chick: Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU)
Sexiest Nerd: Chuck Bartowski (Chuck)
Sexiest Cad: Mark Sloan (Grey�s Anatomy)
Sexiest Sidekick: Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Sexiest Secretary: Pam Beesly (The Office)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

DR. MANNY CALAYAN's Response to P26M Lawsuit Filed by Fil-Am LOUEM MARTINEZ

Fil-Am Louem Martinez, who undergone a penile enlargement operation at Calayan Surgicenter filed a P26-million against Dr. Manuel Calayan, who is known as �doctors-to-the stars�.

Martinez filed charges of estafa, reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries and obstruction of justice against the Calayans before the Makati City Prosecutors Office (MCPO).

He is also seeking from the Calayans P20 million in actual damages and P6 million for moral and exemplary damages for the alleged injuries his private organ sustained after the operation last year.

The complainant said the "aqua gel" Manny inserted in his organ as "derma filler" did not result in the enlargement of it but instead caused severe deformity and pain.

Martinez filed charges of estafa, reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries and obstruction of justice against the Calayans before the Makati City Prosecutors Office (MCPO).

He is also seeking from the Calayans P20 million in actual damages and P6 million for moral and exemplary damages for the alleged injuries his private organ sustained after the operation last year.

The Calayans denied the charges in the separate counter-affidavits they filed before Makati 3rd Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Rafa last Wednesday.

Dr. Mannny, who performed the operation, said he had sufficiently informed Martinez about the risks of the procedure and that he advised the patient to refrain from having sex until he recovers from the operation.

Watch the full story here:

AIZA SEGUERRA to Record an Album in Singapore

Bago matapos ang taong ito ay baka ma-base sa Singapore si Aiza Seguerra dahil may nag-alok nga sa kanya na maging isang recording artist doon.

Ayaw pa ngang masyadong pag-usapan ni Aiza ang tungkol sa balitang ito dahil kasalukuyang inaayos pa lang ang lahat, kasama na roon ang materyales ng magiging first album niya na ire-release sa Asian market. Pero di pa rin nya napigilang magbigay ng konting impormasyon tungkol dito, "Hindi lang naman ako ang naiprisinta sa recording company sa Singapore. Marami rin kami na sinubukang pakinggan. Pinadalhan sila ng mga CDs namin at hinintay yung magiging sagot nila kung sino ang pumasa sa panlasa nila."

Nagulat nga raw si Aiza nang sabihin sa kanya na siya ang napili ng naturang recording company sa Singapore. Pinaghahanda na raw siya agad para sa recording ng album niya roon na may 13 songs ang laman.

"Mostly mga cover versions ang laman ng album. Nagustuhan daw nila ang boses ko at madali raw nila akong maima-market. Yun naman ang habol ko. Yung maka-penetrate sa Asian market ang album ko. So, nakakatuwa dahil matutupad na rin ang isa sa mga pangarap ko."

Nilinaw ni Aiza na wala siyang balak na tumira sa Singapore in case na ipatawag na siya roon. Mas gusto pa rin daw niya rito sa Pilipinas dahil nandito ang lahat ng mahal niya sa buhay. Kung mag-i-stay siya sa Singapore, baka ang pinakamatagal daw ay isang buwan lang.

"Doon siguro ang magiging work base ko, pero hindi ako titira roon," diin ni Aiza. "Nami-miss ko ang mga kaibigan ko rito lalo na ang pamilya ko. Ayokong malayo sa kanila. Kaya dito pa rin ako titira."

Walang regular na TV show ngayon si Aiza dahil mas gusto raw nito ang mga live gigs at ang paglabas sa teatro. Ayaw na raw niya yung maghintay sa set nang matagal.

"Time out muna ako sa mga TV shows. Maraming nasasayang na oras kapag matagal ang hintayan sa set. Mas gusto ko na itong mga live shows kasi after kang isalang, tapos na at uwian na. Kapag may regular show ka kasi, wala kang choice kundi maghintay hanggang madaling-araw.

"Sayang ang mga oras na dumadaan sa paghintay, �di ba? Marami ka pang puwedeng gawin na productive kesa sa naghihintay ka ng take sa iyo. Kaya pass muna ako sa mga TV shows."

CHARICE Launched 'It Can Only Get Better' on ASAP '08

Charice launched her first single �It Can Only Get Better� off her first major self-titled solo album from Star Records on ABS-CBN�s ASAP '08. The launch coincides with her 15th birthday celebration.

Check it out!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sharon Cuneta "CAREGIVER" Movie Preview

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: Senior Year Poster & Teaser Trailer

Check out the newly released High School Musical 3 poster with Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and the rest of the HSM3 gang!

Hitting the theaters on October 24th, it�s senior year for the Wildcats!

: Senior Year finds high school seniors Troy (Efron) and Gabriella (Hudgens) facing the prospect of separation as they head off to different colleges. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about the future. With incredible new music and exciting dance numbers designed to take maximum advantage of the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers plenty of high-energy entertainment from East High�s talented ensemble.

See teaser trailer below:


Time magazine has come out with its 2008 list of the world�s 100 most influential people.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie top the list of people within Entertainment at No. 21.

The top ten are: 1. Dalai Lama 2. Vladimir Putin 3. Barack Obama 4. Hillary Clinton 5. John McCain 6. Hu Jintao 7. George W. Bush 8. Jacob Zuma 9. Anwar Ibrahim 10. Kevin Rudd.

Others include: Oprah Winfrey came in at 22, Mia Farrow at 24, Lorne Michaels at 58, Miley Cyrus at 59 and Robert Downey Jr. at 60.

See complete list below:

Leaders & Revolutionaries
Heroes & Pioneers
Scientists & Thinkers
Artists & Entertainers
Builders & Titans
Source: timedotcom

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT - David Cook vs. Vincent Bueno

DAVID COOK (American Idol Season 7)

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Friday, May 2, 2008

It's Confirmed! RICHARD GUTIERREZ is KC CONCEPCION's Leading Man in Her First Movie

Tuloy na tuloy na ang pagtatambal nina Richard Gutierrez at KC Concepcion sa pelikula. Ito ang kinumpirma ng Star Cinema sa report ng TV Patrol World.

Si Richard ang pumirma ng one-picture contract sa Star Cinema kahit exclusive GMA Films star ang young actor. Present sa contract signing sina Ms. Malou Santos at Roxy Liquigan ng Star Cinema; ang ina at manager ni Richard na si Ms. Annabelle Rama; at ang OIC ng GMA Films na si Noel Ferrer.

It should be emphasized that this movie is indeed an exclusive Star Cinema production and not co-produced by GMA Films. (Click here GMA Films press release.) The movie that will star Richard and KC is to be directed by Ms. Joyce Bernal, and will be released later this year.

Nagsimula ang usap-usapan tungkol sa pagtatambal nina Richard at KC nang pumirma ng three-picture deal si KC sa Star Cinema last Wednesday, April 30. Hindi man siya nagbigay ng kumpirmasyon, nagbigay ng pahiwatig si KC na si Richard ang magiging leading man niya sa una niyang pelikula.

Nang tanungin kasi siya tungkol sa kanyang first leading man, ito lang ang binitawan niyang salita: "Siguro po ang masasabi ko riyan, ipinaglaban naming dalawa." (Click here to read full story.)

Marami ang nagsasabi na imposibleng magkatambal sina Richard at KC dahil nakakontrata sila sa magkalabang networks at film companies; si Richard sa GMA-7 at GMA Films samantalang si KC sa ABS-CBN at Star Cinema.

Pero dahil na rin siguro sa matinding clamor mula sa mga tagahanga nina Richard at KC na pagsamahin sila sa isang pelikula, nagkaroon ng katuparan ang maitututring na "dream project" na ito.

Hindi nagbigay ng detalye ang TV Patrol World tungkol sa negosasyong naganap sa pagitan ng kampo ni Richard at ng Star Cinema, o kung gagawa rin ba ng pelikula si KC sa ilalim ng GMA Films. Pero matatandaang nagbigay ng feelers ang GMA Films sa Star Cinema na willing silang makipag-co-produce para sa proyektong pagsasamahan nina Richard at KC.

Sa contract signing ni KC ay sinabi niya na sobrang excited siya sa mga naka-lineup na pelikula niya sa Star Cinema dahil marami raw silang sorpresang ihahandog sa mga manonood. Ang pagtatambal nila ni Richard, na balitang nanliligaw rin kay KC, ang tinutukoy na isa sa mga sorpresa ng young actress.

Kinumpirma rin ng managing director ng Star Cinema na si Ms. Malou Santos na isa si Richard sa pinagpipilian nilang maging leading man ni KC.

Sisimulan ang shooting ng pelikula nina Richard at KC sa June, pagbalik ng young actress mula sa pagbabakasyon niya sa Paris, France.

KC CONCEPCION Graces "Preview" Magazine's Cover for May

On a busy afternoon, a pretty young girl sips her coffee in a lush condominium. Quite by accident, she spills the drink and the hot liquid runs through the rug. The household help rushes in with a sponge and a bowl of water in hand, ready to clean up the mess. To everyone's surprise, the pretty young girl takes the bowl and sponge, gets down on her knees, and begins to scrub away at the stain. Despite pleas for her to just leave it be, she insists on scrubbing away at the stain until the rug is finally clean.

It is a simple story of a girl who decided to show her respect to the home's owner by cleaning up after her own mess. That is, until you find out that the pretty young girl is KC Concepcion and the lush condominium was the makeshift dressing room for the cover shoot for the May issue of Preview magazine, which took place at the rooftop of a condominium building.

The entire Preview team was caught by surprise when KC got down on her knees to clean up the stain; after all, they had been treating her like the celebrity that she is all afternoon. But in that simple act of humility, KC proved that behind all the glitz and glamour is a girl who is just like everyone else�she just happens to be in show business.

As KC's star shines brightly in all forms of media, it's hard to believe that she spent much of her childhood not wanting to be in show business. "It's a dance," KC tells Preview, "Everything�fashion, acting, music�melds and works together, and that's the beauty of what we in showbiz do; it's that we can do many things all at the same time."

As KC concentrates on music and acting, she acknowledges that she could even be doing a lot more, especially since she entered showbiz to fill a personal, creative need. "But it would have been crazy!"

Watching KC as she prepared for the Preview cover shoot, one would think that her life is moving at such a dizzying speed, it is almost crazy. The Preview team paints a picture of a multi-tasking KC: as she was being dolled up on the makeup chair, she studied a script on her lap and talked to her manager, her mobile phone tucked between her ear and her shoulder.

The pressure is clearly on, and KC knows it. "I don't think people realize that there's double the pressure for me compared to others who've been in the industry for a long time and have learned the ropes here. In my case, all eyes are on the work and if you mess up, you're dead," she says, "And this makes me work doubly hard."

But she is quick to add that her mom, megastar Sharon Cuneta, has taught her a thing or two about being in this business. "My mom reminded me that at the end of the day, it is work, and that you shouldn't drown in it," she shares, "Just do your work because people will always say whatever they want about you�good or bad."

KC simply soldiers on through showbiz and tries to apply as much of her Paris education as she can. With a degree in International Corporate Communications from the American University in Paris, KC explains that many of the things she learned have fueled her fascination with brands. "I love brands!" she says excitedly. "And in my work as an actor, I'm my own brand. And I'm also my own corporation, with my own product lines. I have my music, TV, endorsements, and hopefully a movie�and they're all under my brand. It's cool!"

KC is a sight for sore eyes as she wears Bayo's ultra magnetic brights in Preview magazine this month. The May issue of Preview is now available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands at P125 per copy.

Source: pep


Top-selling diva Mariah Carey and popular rap singer and actor Nick Cannon �secretly� married this week at her home in the Bahamas, according to several media reports and blogs.

The New York Post cited a source close to Mariah as saying the pair wed secretly in front of a few selected friends and relatives at the diva�s house in Eleuthera., the Web site for Latina magazine, on the other hand cited a source near Cannon as saying the nuptials took place on Wednesday, and In Touch Weekly said Cannon had designed a $2.5 million ring he gave to his new bride.

These reports are not yet confirmed as representatives for both Carey and Cannon are still mum about the issue.

38 year-old Mariah Carey, has just released the No. 1 single �Touch My Body� off her latest album �E=MC2,� which also debuted on record charts as the best-selling album in mid-April. She has enjoyed tremendous success as a recording artist starting in 1990 with her self-titled debut album and starred on such films as �Glitter� and �Wise Girls� (regarded as two of the worst films ever). Mariah will star in an upcoming road-trip movie �Tennesse�.

27-year-old Nick Cannon, has acted on television and in films such as 2002�s �Drumline� and �Shall We Dance?� and he made his singing debut with a self-titled album in 2003 and followed up in 2006 with �Stages.�

The pair met when Cannon directed a video for her recent single, �Bye, Bye,� and have been dating for several weeks, according to reports.

Mariah was previously married to record executive Tommy Mottola, but they divorced in 1998. For Cannon, It�s his first marriage.

Article source: starmometer

Thursday, May 1, 2008

NIKKI GIL Performs at Hong Kong Disneyland

ASAP host and MYX VJ Nikki Gil did the country proud when she was chosen to sing the Filipino version of It�s A Small World at the launch of the classic boat ride at Hong Kong Disneyland. Other pop stars from Asia were also on hand to perform the song in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean.

Nikki felt privileged to be chosen to represent the country in a positive way. �For me, to have been able record it (the song) in Filipino is a different feeling. Ang sarap ng feeling. This has given me an opportunity to represent the country in a good way and I�m very proud that we--the Philippines--are represented in this global concept,� explained the singer. A bahay kubo has been included in the design of the It�s A Small World attraction as a representation of the country.

Nikki�s appearance at Hong Kong Disneyland is her second stint with the Walt Disney Company. She previously recorded two songs in the Asian version of the High School Musical soundtrack.

WHEN LOVE BEGINS Graded "B" by CEB; First Day of Showing Grossed to Php10M

Sobrang saya ng atmosphere sa ABS-CBN compound dahil sa success ng pelikulang 'When Love Begins' na produced ng kanilang movie arm Star Cinema at Viva Films.

Dagdag pa dito ang balitang nakakuha ng "B" rating ang movie mula sa Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

Tatlong pelikula ang sabay-sabay na ipinalabas kahapon, April 30: ang starring Aga Mulach and Anne Curtis, ang Hollywood movie na When Love BeginsIron Man, at ang pelikula ni Judy Ann Santos na Ploning. Ayon sa report ng Star Cinema, ang When Love Begins daw ang pinakamalakas sa mga sinehan dahil naka-P10 million daw ito on its opening day.

Wall Street Journal's 10 Most Admired Company in the Philippines Revealed

The Wall Street Journal Asia has just released the result of their 2008 survey �Asia�s 200 Most Admired Companies�.

The survey was conducted by research firm Colmar Brunton on behalf of the renowned business paper and covered 2,477 executives and professionals as respondents.

Here is the list of Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the Philippines this year:
1. Ayala Land Inc.
2. Jollibee Foods Corp.
3. Ayala Corp.
4. Globe Telecom
5. San Miguel Corp.
6. Bank of the Philippine Islands
7. ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.
8. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.
9. SM Prime Holdings
10. Banco de Oro Unibank.

In the Innovation Award Category, recipients are as follows:
1. Jollibee Foods
2. Globe Telecom
3. ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. (Internet TV services on TFC Now)
4. Banco De Oro Universal
5. Ayala Land
6. Ayala Corporation
8. Universal Robina
9. Bank of the Phil. Island
10. SM Prime Holdings

KATE HUDSON Leads 100 Most Beautiful People of 2008

29-year-old actress Kate Hudson, from the movies Almost Famous, Skeleton Key, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and endorser of our local apparel �Kamiseta�, is People Magazine�s top pick for their list of this year�s 100 Most Beautiful People.

The complete list will be revealed in People�s most anticipated issue coming in newstands this Friday. However, their website revealed some celebrities who made it to this year�s list and they are:

Carrie Underwood
Salma Hayek
Mary J. Blige
Rumer Willis
Sarah Silverman
Christina applegate
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
Isla Fisher
Amanda Beard
The Cast of Gossip Girl
Julianne Moore
Vanessa Hudgens
Taylor Swift
Zoe Salda�a
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Jayson Taylor

Previous �Most Beautiful� are:
2007: Drew Barrymore
2006: Angelina Jolie
2005: Julia Roberts
2004: Jennifer Aniston
2003: Halle Berry
2002: Nicole Kidman
2001: Catherine-Zeta Jones
2000: Julia Roberts
1999: Michelle Pfeiffer
1998: Leonardo diCaprio
1997: Tom Cruise
1996: Mel Gibson
1995: Courteney Cox
1994: Meg Ryan
1993: Cindy Crawford
1992: Jodie Foster

Article source: starmometer

4 Instead of 3 Girls Chosen for the New Girl Group �Girlicious�

Girlicious is a girl group/quartet formed by Robin Antin, on the reality television series The Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious. The group consists of Nichole Cordova, Tiffanie Anderson, Chrystina Sayers and Natalie Mejia. Unlike The Pussycat Dolls , Girlicious has no lead singer, and all of the girls showcase their vocals in most of their work.

On last Friday�s finale, the world premiere of their first music video �Like Me� was shown right after the winners were announced.