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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2009 Pinoy Showbiz Predictions: Angel Locsin Will Regain Stardom, Marian Rivera's Falldown, and Other Showbiz Hula

Psychic and Feng Shui Consultant Madame Suzette Arandela predicts that Angel Locsin will have a brighter 2009 ahead of her.

"Babalik ang dating ningning ng kanyang bituin. Makakabawi ang kanyang career ngayong 2009." Madam Suzette shares to Abante-Tonite.

When it comes to her lovelife, Angel will also have a stable relationship with current boyfriend Luis Manzano.

How about this year's hottest star - Marian Rivera?

According to Madam Suzette, if Marian (who was involved with so many intrigues this year) will not change her attitude, her career in 2009 will just be average.

"Kapag hindi nagbago ang attitude niya, magiging average lang ang kanyang career sa 2009. Malamang na mag-slow down ang kanyang career dahil sa kanyang ugali. May isang babaing sisikat ngayong 2009 na masasapawan siya.� she said.

On People's Taliba, it has also been reported that Marian Rivera's career in 2009 will not be as lucky as in 2008.

Quoting from the said article, "Marami ang nagsasabing kahit na nagpakawala ng 'sandosenang appliances si Marian Rivera sa mga entertainment press bago mag-Pasko, hindi pa rin daw ito susuwertihin sa taong 2009. Sabi ng ibang showbiz manghuhula, sasabit daw ang kamalasan kay Marian sa taong 2009 dahil sa mga taong natapakan niya at nasaktan nitong 2008. Dahil nasa personality na raw ni Marian ang pagiging mataray at mapang-api, marami raw ang magwi-wish sa kanyang downfall sa dara-ting na taon."

Other predictions, according to Madame Suzette, includes reconciliation between Sam Milby and Anne Curtis, blockbuster movie for KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez, another woman in between James Yap and Kris Aquino, health problems for Joey De Leon and Willie Revillame, more awards for Anne Curtis and Bea Alonzo might get pregnant if becomes careless.

Here are Madame Suzette's predictions for 2009 on some other showbiz personalities:

WILLIE REVILLAME: "Mananatili ang pamamayagpag ng kanyang Wowowee show, pero dapat niyang ingatan ang kanyang kalusugan dahil nakikita kong maoospital siya. Malamang na magkaroon siya ng surgery. Prone pa rin siya sa scandals at mai-involve siya sa ilang mga artistang babae. Magkakaroon siya ng bagong pag-ibig."

RICHARD GUTIERREZ: "Mananatiling pataas ang career niya kahit sino pa ang itambal sa kanya. Dadami pa ang kanyang endorsement. Mag-iingat lang siya sa pagmomotor. Ingatan niya ang kanyang left leg. Pagdating sa kanyang lovelife, wala siyang seryosong makakarelasyon, pero mas magki-click ang tambalan nila ni KC Concepcion. Mas madadalas ang kanyang pagta-travel. Mas magiging ok ang kalusugan ng nanay niyang si Annabelle Rama, pero mas dapat pang mag-ingat ang tatay niyang si Eddie Gutierrez sa kalusugan nito."

KC CONCEPCION: �"Mas magniningning pa ang bituin. Magkakaroon ng regular TV show. Maghi-hit ang pelikula nila ni Richard (When I Met You). Malamang na mag-aral uli siya. May kinalaman sa art ang pag-aaralan niya. Mas gaganda ang relasyon nila ng amang si Gabby Concepcion, pero prone to sickness ang ama."

SHARON CUNETA: "May darating na family problem, pero pagdating sa career, mananatiling nasa top pa rin, pero may slow month siya sa kanyang career sa buwan ng July at August. Mas magta-travel pa. Malamang na mag-soul searching."

RUFFA GUTIERREZ: � "Hindi pa tuluyang natatapos ang istorya nila ni Yilmaz (Bektas). Madalas pa rin silang magko-communicate dahil sa mga anak nilang sina Lorin at Venice. Tungkol sa lovelife, may isang politician na maghahabol sa kanya. Career-wise, mas magiging ok siya at magkakaroon ng bagong pelikula at bagong TV show sa ABS-CBN."

KRIS AQUINO: "Hindi tuluyang matatahimik ang relasyon nila ng mister na si James Yap. Mai-involve si James sa ibang babae, pero hindi sila maghihiwalay. Nakikita kong mahal siya ni James, pero madali itong matukso sa ibang babae. Ingatan niya ang anak na si Joshua dahil prone ito sa sickness.�

DENNIS TRILLO:� "Magiging ok ang kanyang career. Babalik ang dating sigla ng kanyang career. Magkakaproblema lang siya sa babae. Isang showbiz girl at isang non-showbiz girl ang mai-involve sa kanya. Dapat na mag-ingat siya dahil malamang na makabuntis uli siya."

HEART EVANGELISTA:� "Mas gaganda ang lovelife. Hindi na talaga sila magkakabalikan ni Jericho (Rosales). �Mas magki-click pa kung ibabalik ang tambalan nila ni Richard (Gutierrez)."

JC DE VERA: "Mas aangat pa ang career this 2009. Mas gaganda ang relasyon nila ni RhianMagkakaroon pa ng maraming investments. Magta-travel din siya. May isang babaing galit pa rin sa kanya hanggang ngayon."

VILMA SANTOS: "Malamang na magkaroon ng surgery na may kinalaman sa uterus, kaya dapat mag-ingat."

NORA AUNOR: "Hindi pa rin makakabawi sa kanyang career. Marami akong nakikitang negative sa kanya. Tungkol sa pera, hindi pa rin maganda ang dating sa kanya at magpapatuloy siya sa paglipat-lipat ng tirahan."

VIC SOTTO:� "Mananatiling maganda ang relasyon nila ni Pia (Guanio). Patuloy na mamamayagpag ang kanyang career. Malamang na magpakasal ang isang anak niya at magkaroon uli siya ng anak."

JOEY DE LEON: "Dapat careful siya sa kanyang health, lalo na sa kanyang heart. Kikita siya ng malaki sa pagpe-painting. May isang anak na naman siya na papasukin ang showbiz.�

RUFA MAE QUINTO: "Mababawasan ng intriga ang kanyang buhay at tatlong pelikula ang gagawin niya. Hindi pa rin niya mahahanap ang kanyang Mr. Right sa 2009."

OGIE ALCASID: "Magpapatuloy ang kanyang tagumpay at mas gaganda ang relasyon
nila ni Regine."

REGINE VELASQUEZ: "Malamang na magkaroon siya ng accident sa isang malayong lugar. Malamang na ma-hospital sa August o September."

GRETCHEN BARRETTO: "Puro problema sa pag-ibig, pero hindi pa rin sila maghihiwalay ni Tonyboy (Cojuangco)."

PIOLO PASCUAL:� "Hindi pa rin siya magkakaroon ng serious love relationship. Mas magta-travel."

SAM MILBY: �"Ingatan niya ang kanyang left leg. Malamang na magkabalikan sila ni Anne (Curtis)."

ANNE CURTIS: � "Tatanggap pa ng award. Magiging maganda ang lovelife."

JOHN LLOYD CRUZ: �"Magkakaroon ng bagong girlfriend."

BEA ALONZO: � "May poor health problem. Mai-inlove sa isang non-showbiz guy,
pero mag-ingat at baka mabuntis."

Monday, December 29, 2008

ABS-CBN Denies 'Twilight' Local TV Adaptation

ABS-CBN said there is no truth to the rumor that they are doing a local television version of the hit novel and movie 'Twilight'.

Last week, abs-cbnnews.com reported the local television adaptation but according to ABS-CBN Corporate Communications� Bong Osorio "There is no truth to the Web reports, particularly in the Perez Hilton blogsite, that ABS-CBN is doing a local adaptation of Twilight. ABS-CBN will be the first to announce if it is, in fact doing so."

The so-called local television adaptation was supposed to be called 'Takipsilim' with Shaina Magdayao and Rayver Cruz as the lead stars. According to the report by abscbnnews.com, the rights for the tv remake of Twilight was bought by ABS-CBN for the price of 1 million US Dollars with Ignite Media as co-producer.

It was also mentioned in the article that the taping of Takipsilim will begin in February 2009 with Cathy Garcia-Molina as the director.

After the rumor was published in the popular Perez Hilton blog, Twilight fans all over the world reacted negatively with 7,600 entries in the petition against the Filipino version of the vampire film.

Fil-Am Michael Copon to Play Jacob Black in Twilight�s Sequel 'New Moon'

Fil-Am actor Michael Copon is reportedly replacing Taylor Lautner for the role of werewolf Jacob Black in the highly anticipated sequel of the box-office hit Twilight entitled �New Moon.�

The Twilight sequel has a new director following news that 53-year-old Catherine Hardwicke had been axed and replaced by Golden Compass helmsman Chris Weitz for New Moon.

Now, another replacement is about to happen. 15-year-old actor Taylor Lautner won�t be reprising his role as the werewolf Jacob Black in favor of the Filipino-American actor and model Michael Copon.

Michael is probably best known for his role in the tv series One Tree Hill and the movies Scorpion King 2 and Elevator. The Fil-Am actor was also the grand winner of VH1�s reality competition �But Can They Sing?�

Also lobbying for a New Moon role is Spanish actor Ben Barnes, best known for his title role in this year�s Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The 27-year-old is said to be eyeing the role of the mind-reading vampire Aro.

Filming on New Moon is scheduled to begin in February 2009.

Carlene Aguilar Covers FHM Philippines January 2009 Issue

Beauty queen-actress Carlene Aguilar graces the cover of FHM Philippines January 2009 issue.

It�s all in believing in yourself and years from now kapag may edad na ako, I can always look back at the FHM cover that I did and be proud to say that I was hot!� said the 26-year-old hot mom on the reason why she finally said yes to pose for FHM.

Carlene guested in the MMFF 2008 entry �Iskul Bukol� 20 Years After�. She will be seen next in the Kapuso tv series �Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang� topbilled by Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.

MMFF 2008 Box Office Gross as of December 28; Top 20 Pinoy Films of 2008

The Star Cinema MMFF entry �Ang Tanging Ina N�yong Lahat� is still in the lead raking 73.7 million pesos in 4 days.

The Ai Ai delas Alas movie is now placed at no. 9 in the list of biggest pinoy movies for 2008. It is expected to surpass the 100 million pesos mark on its first week of screening, making it to be the no. 4 biggest movie of the year.

2008 MMFF BOX OFFICE GROSS
(as of December 28, 2008)

1. Ang Tanging Ina N�yong Lahat - P73.7 M
2. Iskul Bukol� 20 Years After - P57.3 M
3. Shake Rattle and Roll X - P35.4 M
4. Desperadas 2 - P22 M
5. Baler - P18.9 M
6. One Night Only - P4.2 M
7. Dayo - P3.2 M
8. Magkaibigan - P1.4 M

TOP 20 PINOY FILMS FOR 2008

1. A VERY SPECIAL LOVE - P179.23 million
(Star Cinema/Viva Films)

2. CAREGIVER - P139.54 million
(Star Cinema)

3. FOR THE FIRST TIME - P134.7 million
(Star Cinema)

4. MY BESTFRIEND�S GIRLFRIEND - P101.24million
(GMA Films/Regal Films)

5. DOBOL TROBOL GET REDI 2 RAMBOL - P90.51 million
(Octoarts Films)

6. WHEN LOVE BEGINS - P89.38 million
(Star Cinema/Viva Films)

7. MY ONLY U - P79.18 million
(Star Cinema)

8. MAG-INGAT KA SA KULAM - P76.6 million
(Regal Films)

9. ANG TANGING INA N�YONG LAHAT - P73.7 million*
(Star Cinema)

10. MY BIG LOVE - P68 million
(Star Cinema)

11. SUPAHPAPALICIOUS - P66.98 million
(Star Cinema)

12. ONE TRUE LOVE - P62.47 million
(GMA Films/Regal Films)

13. ISKUL BUKOL�20 YEARS AFTER - P57.3 million *
(MZET/APT)

14. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL X - P35.4 million *
(Regal Films)

15. MANAY PO 2: OVERLOAD - P30.4 million
(Regal Films)

16. MY MONSTER MOM - P 29.2 million
(Regal Films)

17. SCAREGIVERS - P 26.07 million
(APT Entertainment)

18. IKAW PA RIN, BONGGA KA BOY! - P 24.66 million
(Viva Films)

19. I.T.A.L.Y. (I Trust and Love You) - P 23.7 million
(GMA Films)

20. DESPERADAS 2 - P 22 million *
(Regal Films)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Leaving the Top 20 are:

URDUJA - P 11.51 million
(APT Entertainment)

PLONING - P 10.77 million
(Panoramanila)

LOVING YOU - P 5.55 M
(Regal Films)

TOROTOT - P 2.13 M
(Viva Films)

* Not yet final. Still screening in theaters

2008 Top 10 Philippine Television Ratings

With the conclusion of the last major television event for 2008 which is the �Dream Match: Pacquiao vs Dela Hoya�, check out our exclusive ranking of the Top 10 TV programs in Mega Manila and NUTAM ratings.

The ranking was based as per single broadcast of the programs mentioned, either a special or a series, and not in average in the case of tv series.

Please take note that this is not yet the final tally for 2008 as the December NUTAM ratings are not yet released by AGB Nielsen Philippines.

NUTAM Top 10 - Daytime

1. Unfinished Business: Marquez-Pacquiao II (GMA 7) - 48.6%
2. Lethal Combination: Pacquiao vs. Diaz (GMA 7) - 46.0%
3. Paalam Daboy 1952-2008 (GMA 7) - 26%
4. Marimar Memories (GMA 7) - 25.9%
5. El Cuerpo del Deseo (July Episode, ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
6. El Cuerpo del Deseo (June Episode, ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
7. The Challenge: Casamayor Vs. Marquez (ABS-CBN) -23.4%
8. De La Hoya vs. Forbes: Homecoming (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
9. Wowowee (April Episode, ABS-CBN) - 23%
10. Paalam Daboy (ABS-CBN) - 22.9%

NUTAM Top 10 - Primetime

1. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus: Big Night (ABS-CBN) - 42.4%
2. Pinoy Dream Academy Season II Grand Dream Nights (ABS-CBN) - 40.4%
3. Marimar (March Episode, GMA) - 38.1%
4. Pinoy Dream Academy Little Grand Dream Night (ABS-CBN) - 37.5%
5. Kung Fu Kids (January Episode, ABS-CBN) - 37.1%
6. Marimar (February Episode, GMA) - 36.9%
7. Lobo (January Episode, ABS-CBN) - 36.3%
8. Dyesebel (April Episode, GMA) - 35.7%
9. The Singing Be (September Episode, ABS-CBN) - 35.2%
10. Kung Fu Kids (February Episode - 34.1%)

MEGA MANILA TOP 10 - Daytime

1. Lethal Combination: Pacquiao vs. Diaz (June 29, GMA) - 63.8%
2. Unfinished Business: Marquez-Pacquiao II (March 16, GMA) - 48.5%
3. Lethal Combination: Primer (June 29, GMA) - 46.4%
4. The Dream Match: Pacquiao-De La Hoya (December 7, GMA) - 45.6%
5. Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan? (July 31, GMA) - 27.2%
6. Eat Bulaga! (Sept. 6, GMA) - 25.5%
Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan? (Sept. 19, GMA) - 25.5%
7. Eat Bulaga! (August 2, GMA) - 25.2%
8. Pinoy Records (August 2, GMA) - 24.9%
Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (Sept. 16, GMA) - 24.9%
9. Magdusa Ka (August 15, GMA) - 24.7%
10. Una Kang Naging Akin (Sept. 19, GMA) - 24.6%

MEGA MANILA TOP 10 - Primetime

1. Marimar (March 14, GMA) - 52.6%
2. Marimar (March 7, GMA) - 47.9%
3. Marimar (Feb. 26, GMA) - 47.8%
4. Marimar (Feb. 13, GMA) - 46.7%
5. Marimar (Feb. 27, GMA) - 46.6%
6. Marimar (March 11, GMA) - 46.1%
7. Marimar (Feb. 28, GMA) - 46.0%
Marimar (Feb. 15, GMA) - 46.0%
8. Marimar (March 12, GMA) - 45.9%
Marimar (March 6, GMA) - 45.9%
9. Marimar (Feb. 7, GMA) - 45.4%
10. Marimar (Feb. 12, GMA) - 45.2%

The final Top 10 Philippine Television Ratings for the year 2008 will be revealed on January 2009 after the release of NUTAM and MEGATAM results for December 2008.

2008 Pinoy Gold and Platinum Record Awardees

ASAP '08 honored the Filipino artists (singers, dancers, instrumentalists and bands) whose albums attained Gold and Platinum status from December 2007 to December 2008.

Some interesting tidbits this year: Sarah Geronimo made a record-breaking 4 Platinum awards in one year; Marian Rivera is now a platinum awardee; Jay-R�s Soul in Love album (dubbed as the best album of 2008) did not achieve Gold status; Marian Rivera is the only kapuso star to have won a Platinum award in 2008.

Gold Award is given to the artist whose album sells 12,500 units and more. When it reaches 25,000 units, the artist will be given the highly coveted Platinum Award.

Here are the winners of Gold and Platinum Awards in the local music industry for the year 2008:

GOLD

6Cyclemind - Home
Aiza Seguerra - Para sa �Yo
ASAP Supah Dance
Boy Abunda - Love Life
Blush - Imago
Charice - Charice
Claire dela Fuente - Something in Your Eyes
Claire dela Fuente - The Christmas Album
Gabby Concepcion - Gabby Concepcion
Gary Valenciano - Rebirth
Gretchen Barretto - Unexpected
Jed Madela - The Voice of Christmas
Jump Around (Kids Dance Album)
KC Concepcion - a.k.a. Cassandra
Kim Chiu - Gwa Ai Di
Kris Aquino - The Greatest Love
Kyla - Heartfelt
Lani Misalucha - Reminisce
Nina - Nina Sings the Hits of Diane Warren
Ogie Alcasid - Great Filipino Song Book
Parokya ni Edgar - Solid
Rachelle Ann Go - Rachelle Ann Rocks Live!
Regine Velasquez - Low Key
Richard Poon - I�ll Take Care of You
Ronnie Liang - Ang Aking Awitin
Sitti - Ngayong Pasko
Sugarfree - Talaarawan
Urbandub - Embrace

PLATINUM

Bamboo - Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday
Claire dela Fuente - Something in Your Eyes
Gary Valenciano - Relevance
Jed Madela - Songs Rediscovered
KC Concepcion - a.k.a. Cassandra
Marian Rivera - Marian Rivera Dance Hits
Martin Nievera - Milestones
Nina - Nina Sings Barry Manilow
Nina - Nina Live!
Sarah Geronimo - Taking Flight
Sarah Geronimo - Just Me
Sarah Geronimo - The Other Side (DVD)
Sarah Geronimo - Sarah in Motion (DVD)
Sharon Cuneta - Isn�t It Romantic
Sitti - My Bossa Nova Live!
Sponge Cola - Transit
Sugarfree - Dramachine
Willie Revillame - Willie Sings Camo and Saturno

SPECIAL AWARDS

Arnel Pineda, lead singer of the American rock band Journey, received the ASAP 24K Golden Voice Award.

Gary Valenciano was given the ASAP Elite Platinum Circle Award for his contribution in the local music industry for 25 years. During his career as a singer and songwriter, Gary has been awarded five Platinum albums, four double Platinum albums, three triple Platinum albums, and two sextuple Platinum albums.

2008 Google Top Searches in the Philippines

Youtube and international singing sensation Charice Pempengco has topped Google's list of Top 10 Most Searched Celebrities in the Philippines for 2008. Followed by another Youtube star and Journey lead vocalist Arnel Pineda.

This year's hottest and controversial Kapuso star Marian Rivera ranked 10th. But this time, Marian has scored higher than Angel Locsin, who was the most searched female actress in the Philippines last year.

In Google News (Philippines), it's a knockout victory for Manny Pacquiao.

This 2008, Charice and Manny Pacquiao are the only celebrities from the Philippines who managed to penetrate global Google Searches (www.google.com) at least for a particular day. Charice was in Top 100 (53rd) last September 19 when she guested on Oprah while Manny was Top 33 last December 6, the day he destroyed Oscar de la Hoya in the ring.

Here are this year's Most Searched Keywords or Terms in google.com.ph:

Fastest Rising (Global)
1. Sarah Palin
2. Beijing 2008
3. Facebook Login
4. Tuenti
5. Heath Ledger
6. Barack Obama
7. Nasza Klasa
8. Wer Kennt Wen
9. Euro 2008
10. Jonas Brothers

Fastest Rising (Local)
1. Cabal
2. y8.com
3. PSP
4. Comments
5. Emo
6. Friendster.com
7. Naruto
8. Multiply
9. Mozilla
10. Realize lyrics

Most Popular
1. Lyrics
2. Friendster
3. You
4. Games
5. Yahoo
6. Youtube
7. Love
8. Google
9. Mp3
10. Map

Google News Local Searches
1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Pacquaio-Marquez Fight
3. Pacquiao-Diaz Fight
4. RCBC Bank Robbery
5. Ces Drilon
6. SONA 2008
7. Reproductive Health Bill
8. Earthquake Philippines
9. Rudy Fernandez Death
10. ZTE Broadband Deal

Celebrities
1. Charice Pempengco
2. Arnel Pineda
3. DJ Montano
4. Wu Chun
5. Jonas Brothers
6. Heath Ledger
7. miley cyrus
8. Chris Brown
9. Mike He
10. Marian Rivera

Filipino-Related
1. Florante at Laura
2. Ibong Adarna
3. Pinoy Jokes
4. Noli Me Tangere
5. El Filibusterismo
6. Bugtong
7. Tula
8. Filipino Scientist
9. Alamat
10. Talumpati

Local Travel Destinations
1. Pangasinan
2. Cebu
3. Palawan
4. Baguio
5. Sagada
6. Bohol
7. El Nido
8. Plantation Bay
9. Tagaytay
10. Punta Fuego

2008 Yahoo! Philippines Top Searches

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords or Terms on Yahoo! Philippines (http://ph.yahoo.com) arranged in alphabetical order:

CELEBRITIES
� Angel Locsin
� Angelina Jolie
� Anne Curtis
� Hayden Panettiere
� KC Concepcion
� Marian Rivera
� Piolo Pascual
� Vanessa Hudgens
� Wu Chun
� Zac Efron

TV SHOWS
� Amazing Race Asia
� American Idol
� Dyesebel
� Gossip Girl
� Hannah Montana
� Heroes
� Marimar
� PBB
� PDA
� Prison Break

MUSIC
� Arnel Pineda
� Avril Lavigne
� Charice Pempengco
� David Cook
� Eraserheads
� Jonas Brothers
� Ramiele Malubay
� Regine Velasquez
� Rihanna
� Sarah Geronimo

NEWS
� Barack Obama
� Brian Gorrell
� Ces Drilon
� China Milk Scandal
� Cory Aquino
� MV Princess of the Stars
� Rice Shortage
� Rudy Fernandez
� Seven Wonders of Nature
� ZTE Scandal

PINOY FLAVOR
� Ako Si Kim Sam Soon
� Deal Or No Deal
� Mall of Asia
� Moymoy Palaboy
� PEP
� Pinoy Channel
� Pinoy Fear Factor
� Survivor Philippines
� Troy Bisaya Version
� Urduja

TECH/INFO
� eeePC
� Friendster
� iPhone
� Jobs
� Pag-asa Weather Forecast
� Board Exam Results
� SSS
� Wikipedia
� Yahoo! Messenger
� YouTube

LEISURE
� Chris Tiu
� Grand Theft Auto
� Lotto
� Manny Pacquiao
� Maria Sharapova
� NBA
� Olympics 2008
� PBA
� Rubik Cube
� UAAP

BYAHE
� Baguio
� Batangas
� Bohol
� Boracay
� Cebu
� Davao
� Manila
� Palawan
� Puerto Galera
� Siargao

SARI-SARI
� Currency Converter
� Diet Recipes
� High School Musical 3
� Naruto
� Philippine Newspapers
� Online Games
� Philippine Holidays
� Ran Online
� Transformers
� Work Abroad

Sunday, December 28, 2008

ASAP That's Christmas

ASAP '08 stars prepared and performed a very special Christmas presentation called 'That's Christmas' which was the show's Christmas gift offering to its loyal televiewers.

The concept of the presentation was based on ABS-CBN's core values like teamwork, camaraderie, teaching, learning, and a true quality bonding experience amongst the stars of ABS-CBN.

ASAP �08 stars were divided into three groups to perform ala �That�s Entertainment� style.

Group 1 decided to perform a 60�s inspired �Hair Spray� presentation with a twist - the guys played a female role and the girls played the male role. They danced to the tune of Low and Disturbia. The group composed of John Prats, Shaina Magdayao, Sheryn Regis, Rafael Rosell, Zanjoe Marudo, Gabs Valenciano, Toni Gonzaga, and Gary Valenciano among others.



Group 2 was led by Vhong Navarro. They performed the Michael Jackson hits. This group was composed of Sam Milby, Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Gerald Anderson, Anne Curtis, Erik Santos, Rayver Cruz, Jericho Rosales, and Vina Morales.



Group 3 was headed by Billy Crawford. They performed a school-movie musicals inspired number. To complete the group were Piolo Pascual, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Karylle, Mark Bautista, Maja Salvador, Kim Chiu, Nikki Gil, Ronnie Liang, Arnel Pineda, Melissa Ricks, Jed Madela and John Lloyd Cruz.



Group 3 was declared the winner, at the end of the show.

"I Wanna Die!" - Anne Curtis, on Her Very First Acting Award

Another Kapamilya actress has received her first Best Actress award after Angel Locsin had it last month.

If Angel proudly uttered "Aktres na ako!" on her acceptance speech, Anne said "It's my first acting award! I wanna die!"

Anne Curtis, female lead of Viva Films' Baler, was adjudged Best Festival Actress in the 34th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Awards Night held last Saturday night, December 27, 2008 at the Harbor Tent, Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City.

In Baler, Anne essayed the role of Feliza Reyes, a young, sweet and wholesome Filipina who fell in love with a Fil-Spanish soldier played by Jericho Rosales.

Anne competed against other worthy contenders such as Ai-Ai delas Alas for Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat, Dawn Zulueta for Magkaibigan, and Marian Rivera for Shake, Rattle & Roll X.

Baler took home a total of 10 awards including Best Picture, Best Director and the much coveted Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

MMFF 2008 Opening Gross; Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat Currently in Lead

By all indication, this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) could surpass last year's gross.

On its opening day alone, this year's movie entries already break the two days gross sale of last year's by 37 percent.

At the end of the festival screening last year, all 9 entries collectively received 380 million pesos in ticket sales. Star Cinema's Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (SSS) lead the race with 122.9 million pesos. In second place was M-ZET and Octo Art's Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko The Beginning of the Legend with 104.7 million. Followed by Regal Films' Shake, Rattle, & Roll 9 with 68 million. Regal Film's Desperadas with 35.5 million was in fourth place; and last year's Best Festival Picture winner Resiklo of Imus Productions, with 21.7 million.

In an unofficial report, Star Cinema is again leading the race for the 3 consecutive years with this year's entry Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat starring Ai-Ai dela Alas.

Here is the unofficial first day gross of this year's 8 movie entries:

1. Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat (Star Cinema)- 20.9 million pesos.
2. Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After (OctoArts, M-Zet, and APT Entertainment) - 18.9 million pesos
3. Shake, Rattle & Roll X (Regal Films) - 13.2 million pesos
4. Desperadas 2 (Regal Films) - 7.1 million pesos
5. Baler (Viva Films) - 5.3 million pesos
6. One Night Only (Octo Arts Films) - 1.6 million pesos
7. Dayo (Cutting Edge Production) - 1.3 million pesos
8. Magkaibigan (Maverick Films) - .62 million pesos

Star Cinema's 2009 Movie Line-Up

Star Cinema, ABS-CBN�s film outfit, has released their movie line-up for 2009.

Apparently, this line-up was shown during the premiere screening of Land Down Under in the US. Please take note that titles, casts, and schedules can be changed anytime as approved by Star Cinema management.

JANUARY

Love Me Again (Love Down Under)
Starring Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual

FEBRUARY

You Changed My Life
(A Very Special Love Part 2)
Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo

MARCH

Estrella (teen horror movie)
Starring Shaina Magdayao, Maja Salvador, Jake Cuenca, Geoff Eigenmann

APRIL

And I Love You So
Starring Sam Milby, Bea Alonzo and Derek Ramsay

MAY

Amnesia
Starring Bong Revilla and Toni Gonzaga

JUNE

The Man I Loved
Starring KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual

AUGUST

T2
Starring Maricel Soriano and Mika dela Cruz

SEPTEMBER

A Mother�s Story
Starring Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano and John Lloyd Cruz

OCTOBER

Priest
Starring Angel Locsin and Aga Muhlach

NOVEMBER

A Love Affair
Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales and Carmen Soo

The following projects have no tentative date and/or working title yet:

1. RPG - first 3-D animated movie
2. Claudine Barretto movie
3. Judy Ann Santos romantic drama movie
4. Angelica Panganiban/Gabby Concepcion movie

MMFF Awards 2008 Winners

Here are the winners of the recently concluded 34th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2008 awards night held at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila.

Best Picture: Baler
2nd Best Picture: Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat
3rd Best Picture: Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After
Best Festival Actor: Christopher de Leon (Magkaibigan)
Best Festival Actress: Anne Curtis (Baler)
Best Supporting Actor: Phillip Salvador (Baler)
Best Supporting Actress: Manilyn Reynes (One Night Only)
Best Festival Director: Mark Meily (Baler)
Best Festival Screenplay: Roy Iglesias (Baler)
Best Festival Original Story: Jose Javier Reyes (One Night Only)
Best Festival Child Performer: Robert Villar (Shake, Rattle & Roll X)
Best Festival Musical Score - Jessie Lasaten (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Festival Theme Song - �Lipad� by Jessie Lasaten and Artemio Abad Jr., performed by Lea Salonga (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Festival Cinematography - Lee Meily (Baler)
Best Festival Makeup: Noli Villalobos (Desperadas 2)
Best Festival Visual Effects: Robert Quilao (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Festival Production Design: Aped Santos (Baler)
Best Festival Sound Recording: Albert Idioma and Wally Dellosa (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Festival Editor: Danny Anonuevo (Baler)
Gender Sensitive Award (for promoting equality of men and women through film): Baler
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Baler

The awards night will be aired tonight, December 28, on RPN-9 at around 9 p.m.

Friday, December 26, 2008

2008 Ten Best TV Programs - AFI

The American Film Institute also released a top 10 list of Television shows for 2008.

In no particular ranking, here�s AFI�s list of 10 Best TV shows for 2008:

Breaking Bad
In Treatment
John Adams
Life
Lost
Mad Men
The Office
Recount
The Shield
The Wire





2008 Top 10 Movies of the Year - AFI

The American Film Institute has released their annual list of the year�s 10 best movies.

Superhero movies like The Dark Knight and Iron Man were among the critical favorites of the American Film Institute in their annual list of the 10 Best Films. Take note that this list has no ranking whatsoever.

The 10 Best Films in Alphabetical Order:

Frost/Nixon; Frozen River


Gran Torino; Iron Man

Milk;
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight;
The Wrestler

Wall-E;
Wendy and Lucy

The top 10 list were chosen by 13-member panels. Members included writer Mark Harris, filmmaker Robert Towne, and critics Leonard Maltin, Elvis Mitchell and Richard Schickel.

2008 Top 10 US Shows in TV Ratings

For the nth time, American Idol remains the no. 1 tv program in America by topping the latest survey of Nielsen�s Year-End TV Ratings list.

According to Nielsen, Season 7 of American Idol is first among primetime programs that saw the biggest total gain in audience from households that watched live to households that watched within seven days. The performance show averaged a gain of 2.2 million households while the results show every Wednesday got 1.9 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 shows were: NBC�s Heroes and ABC�s Lost (an increase of 1.8 million); Fox�s Fringe (1.6 million); Fox�s House (1.5 million); CBS� The Mentalist, CBS� Survivor: Gabon, and ABC�s Grey�s Anatomy (1.4 million); and Fox�s Bones (1.3 million).

TOP 10 SHOWS of 2008

1. American Idol Performance Night (Fox)
2. American Idol Results Show (Fox)
3. Heroes (NBC)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Fringe (Fox)
6. House (Fox)
7. The Mentalist (CBS)
8. Survivor Gabon (CBS)
9. Grey�s Anatomy (CBS)
10. Bones (Fox)

Nielsen also released a Top 10 list of the prime-time shows that saw the biggest percentage increase in household rating when comparing its live audience to the audience watching it within seven days. Here are the Top 10:

Top 10 Shows with Biggest Percentage Increase

1. Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi) - 53%
2. Burn Notice (USA) - 37%
3. Heroes (NBC) - 35%
3. 90210 (CW) - 35%
3. Sanctuary (Sci Fi) - 35%
4. Eureka (Sci Fi) - 34%
5. My Boys (TBS) - 32%
6. Psych (USA) - 29%
7. In Plain Sight (USA) - 28%
8. America�s Next Top Model (CW) - 27%
9. Fringe (Fox) - 27%
10. The Starter Wife (USA) - 27%

2008 Top 10 Viral Videos

Time.com has once again compiled the Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008. Some will make you laugh, some will warm your heart. Check it out! A must-see!

Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008

1. Where The Hell Is Matt? (2008)
Matt Harding is a 32-year-old videogame designer who quit his job in 2003 to travel around Asia. Along the way, he recorded and posted a short video of himself doing an elbow-intensive jig in Hanoi. That clip got passed from one person to the next and eventually got the attention of Stride Gum, which decided to sponsor two more of his trips. In his latest video, Harding visits 42 countries over 14 months and invites the locals to join in the fun. That includes everyone from some Huli Wigmen in Papua New Guinea to a group of school kids in the Solomon Islands. The sheer silliness and joy of Harding's adventures will keep you smiling long after you've watched them � and give you a serious case of wanderlust.



2. Western Spaghetti



3. Christian the Lion



4. Hamster on a Piano (Eating Popcorn)



5. Obama�s Loss Traced To Nonvoter (click link to see video)

6. Super Mario Rescues The Princess



7. How To Pretend You Give A Sh*t About The Election (click link to see video)

8. Star Wars according to a 3-year-old



9. Spoofs of T.I.�s Whatever You Like music video (click link to see video)

10.
MadTv No Frills Airlines (click link to see video)

2008 Top 10 Movies of the Year - TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine released it�s own list of the Top 10 Movies of the Year, and it�s quite interesting. Disney�s Wall-E topped the list while the box-office flop Speed Racer made it to their Top 10 and snubbed the critically acclaimed Dark Knight.

A total of 6 Hollywood and 4 non-US films comprise Time�s Top 10 Movies for 2008:

1. WALL-E


2. Synecdoche, New York


3. My Winnipeg (Canada)


4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Romania)


5. Milk


6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


7. Slumdog Millionaire (India)


8. Iron Man


9. Speed Racer


10. Encounters at the End of the World (Germany)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

2008 Hollywood Teen Queens

A decade ago, the Spice Girls championed "girl power," and in 2008 a slew of talented young ladies seemed to take that message to heart. From Miley and Demi to Dakota and Kristen, teen girls ruled the charts as well as the big and small screens. Here, we look back at the young women who made this the year of the teen queens.



Miley Cyrus
In 2008, Miley survived the controversies of a couple of photo shoots; turned 16 and threw herself a huge bash; found love with an underwear model; and managed to do it all while acting in a few hit movies, getting nominated for a VMA and a Golden Globe, starring in a successful TV show and putting out a hit album.

Taylor Swift
She came on the scene singing about a boy named Drew in her VMA-nominated song "Teardrops on My Guitar," and she finished the year releasing a million-plus-selling record, Fearless, and singing about a more famous ex-love interest, Joe Jonas. The 19-year-old doesn't like being called a crossover artist, but she has definitely crossed over from being an up-and-coming country singer to a full-fledged pop star who isn't afraid to share her feelings about the guys she's dated. Maybe in 2009 she can finally make that hip-hop collaboration happen.

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale
They may play frenemies in a trio of wildly popular Disney movies, but thanks to the success of the third installment of "High School Musical," both Hudgens and Tisdale are willing to let bygones be bygones as they graduate from their onscreen personas, Gabriella and Sharpay. These two have also managed to find time to have careers in music and shoot non-"HSM" movies set for release in 2009.

Demi Lovato
"Camp Rock" introduced everyone to Demi Lovato, who somehow managed to go from being "the next Miley Cyrus" to being the one and only Demi in just a few months. Her album, Don't Forget, made a splash on the charts, debuting at #2, and she got to work on her upcoming Disney Channel sitcom, "Sonny With a Chance," set to air in 2009. She also hooked up with fellow teen queen Selena Gomez for the movie "Princess Protection Program," but she swears she's never kissed a Jonas Brother. Miley who?

Selena Gomez
She plays a wizard on the Disney Channel, and for this 16-year-old, 2008 was magic. Selena talked about starting a band, and then she stirred the pot when she accidentally revealed to MTV News plans for a "Wizards of Waverly Place" movie. She made a cameo in the Jonas Brothers video for "Burnin' Up" and then reportedly found time to date the youngest JoBro, Nick. On top of all that, Selena and BFF Demi fended off rumors of a feud with Miley.

Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning has grown up right before our eyes. Now the Jodie Foster-approved actress is seamlessly making the transition from kid star to grown-up thespian. Despite some controversy for her role in "Hounddog," Fanning made her way back on the scene in "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Winged Creatures." The latter co-stars Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, who can't stop singing the actress' praises. Miranda Cosgrove
She may not have had the chops to join the band in 2003's "School of Rock," but she somehow managed to find her voice on Nickelodeon, singing the theme to her hit show "iCarly." On the program, Cosgrove's character has her own successful Web show, and like so many performers of her generation, Cosgrove spent part of 2008 working on an album, poising herself to jump on the singing-actress bandwagon.

Emma Roberts
You may know her dad, Eric, or her Aunt Julia, but Emma is out to make it on her own. She's had her own "Unfabulous" TV show, and she played Nancy Drew on the big screen. In 2008, she was busy shooting movies, so her hard work should pay off next year, when we'll see her in "The Winning Season" and "Hotel for Dogs."

Kristen Stewart
Playing "Twilight" heroine Bella has put this indie-film star on the map. She's become a hero to young girls everywhere with her quiet onscreen persona. And her real-life relaxed attitude is landing Stewart in some big roles for 2009: She's been tapped to play rocker Joan Jett in the Runaways biopic, and of course, she and Robert Pattinson will be heating up theaters again in the "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon," on November 20.

Jordin Sparks
The singer was nominated for a VMA for her track "No Air" (with Chris Brown), and she placed herself right in the middle of the Russell-Brand-versus-Jonas-Brothers purity-rings scandal of 2008 by declaring her abstinence in the middle of the live broadcast. "No Air" earned a Grammy nod too, so we may get a chance to see the "American Idol" winner's feisty side onstage come February.

Source: Jocelyn Vena, MTV

2008 Person of the Year

TIME Magazine introduces 2008's Person of the Year. See below who made it to the prestige list:


1. Barack Obama
In one of the craziest elections in American history, he overcame a lack of experience, a funny name, two candidates who are political institutions and the racial divide to become the 44th President of the United States. (Click here to know why TIME chose Obama)

2. Henry Paulson
When he arrived in Washington as Secretary of the Treasury in the summer of 2006, Henry M. (Hank) Paulson Jr.'s top priority was to make certain that his department would have independence and clout. If he was giving up the top job at Goldman Sachs, he wasn't doing it for a sinecure. (Read full article here)

3. Nicolas Sarkozy
There are times when Nicolas Sarkozy resembles a force of nature rather than a conventional political leader. He has energy, ideas and vitality in abundance, as he showed in such matters as his handling of the Georgia crisis and the global economic downturn. Of course, as with any new leader, 18 months � Nicolas was elected President of France in May 2007 � is insufficient time to make a final judgment. But certain elements are already clear. (Read full article here)

4. Sarah Palin

In the beginning, she winked. "I was just your average hockey mom," she told us by way of introduction, which was a charming diversion from the reality of the most astonishing political debut in modern times. Sarah Palin did indeed show she could play politics as a contact sport; her motherhood did become central to her message. But average? Not in your wildest dreams. (Read full article here)

5. Zhang Yimou

On the eighth day of the eighth month of 2008, 2 billion TV viewers and thousands in attendance in the now famous Bird's Nest were treated to an unforgettable spectacle at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games. (Read full article here)

2008 Hollywood Celebrity Weddings

1. Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z wed in a secret rooftop ceremony on April 4, 2008 in New York City. The music superstars waited for weeks to confirm their marriage to the press.

2. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon eloped at Carey's private estate on Windemere Island in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008. Their marriage caught many by surprise, since they hadn't been seen in public together very often prior.

3. Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson tied the knot in an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed wedding at the Simpson family home on May 28, 2008.

4. Jessica Alba married Cash Warren on May, 19, 2008, while she was eight months pregnant with his child. The two met on the set of "Fantastic Four" in 2004.

5. Charlie Sheen wed Brooke Mueller, wife no. 3, on May 30, 2008. Charlie divorced Denise Richards in 2006, but they continue to feud very bitterly in public.

6. Ruben Studdard wed Surata Zuri McCants outside his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama on June 28, 2008. The "American Idol" winner did not serenade his bride during the ceremony, leaving the music to a string ensemble.

7. Country singer Jewel wrangled up professional bull rider Ty Murray in matrimony on August 7, 2008. The couple married in the Bahamas after ten years together.

8. The California Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional in May, legalizing gay and lesbian marriages. After going back and forth on having a large, star-studded wedding, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi decided on an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home. The two were wed in front of 19 guests on August 16, 2008.

9. Deborah Lin wed "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini in her native Hawaii on August 30, 2008. Talk about being married to the mob!

10. George Takei married Brad Altman, his partner of 21 years, on September 14, 2008. Takei's "Star Trek" costar Walter Koenig ("Chekov") was his best man, and Nichelle Nichols ("Uhura") was the Matron of Honor.

11. Shock jock Howard Stern showed off her softer side while romancing model Beth Ostrosky. The two wed on October 3, 2008 at Le Cirque restaurant in New York City.
Source: OMG

2008 Hollywood Top 10 Entertainment Stories

Heath Ledger�s death was voted 2008�s top entertainment story by US newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by The Associated Press.

The Top 10:

1. HEATH LEDGER DIES: When the Australian actor was found dead Jan. 22 at 28, shock and confusion over the circumstances of his death followed. The autopsy concluded Ledger�s death was accidental, the result of a toxic combination of prescription drugs. His legacy continued, though, in a roundly acclaimed performance as the Joker in the year�s biggest box office hit �The Dark Knight.�

2. WRITERS STRIKE ENDS: The Writers Guild of America took to the picket lines Nov. 5 of last year. The strike played havoc on the industry, from award shows to network TV schedules, and didn�t conclude until Feb. 12. When an agreement was finally reached, the Academy Awards were saved and scripted television slowly returned to the airwaves.

3. BOFFO BOX OFFICE FOR �DARK KNIGHT�: As the release of Christopher Nolan�s second Batman installment �The Dark Knight� neared, anticipation over Ledger�s performance mounted. The film went on to gross $528 million domestically, second all-time only to �Titanic.� Unlike most blockbusters, it also appeared on many critics� top 10 lists.

4. POLITICAL COMEDY SHINES: The long campaign was highlighted by late-night hosts (David Letterman chastising John McCain for missing his scheduled guest appearance), satire veterans (Tina Fey�s Sarah Palin impression on �Saturday Night Live�) and new media sensations (�Obama Girl�). �SNL,� �The Daily Show� and �The Colbert Report� all charted their best ratings.

5. BRITNEY SPEARS� DOWNWARD SPIRAL: Though by year�s end Spears had rebounded with a new album and successful TV appearances, her 2008 started at a low point. After a custody dispute with Kevin Federline, Spears was hospitalized and held for psychiatric evaluation. The chaos eventually subsided and in November she released the aptly titled album �Circus.�

6. PAUL NEWMAN DIES: Newman, one of the most beloved actors of the 20th century, died Sept. 26 at 83 after a fight with lung cancer at his longtime home in Westport, Conn. In the days after, tributes were paid to the charismatic actor in his various worlds: theater, movies, auto racing and philanthropy.

7. TV NETWORKS EMBRACE THE WEB: Online video turned pro in 2008. Networks increasingly embraced the Web, making many of their most popular shows available to stream online. News Corp. and NBC Universal banded together to created Hulu.com, while ABC and CBS continued to beef up their sites.

8. GEORGE CARLIN DIES: The truth-telling comedian � widely considered one of the greatest ever � died June 22 at 71. �He was more than just a comic,� said Paul Rodriguez. �His routines became part of the American lexicon.�

9. TIM RUSSERT DIES: Reaction to the unexpected June 13 death of Tim Russert at 58 was widespread and felt throughout Washington by Republicans and Democrats. Tom Brokaw delivered the news live on NBC, and would later temporarily take Russert�s spot on �Meet the Press.� David Gregory recently became the full-time moderator for the show, the longest-running on TV.

10. JENNIFER HUDSON�S FAMILY TRAGEDY: Days after the release of her film �The Secret Life of Bees,� tragedy befell the family of the �American Idol� finalist. Her mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting at their Chicago home. Police have charged William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson�s sister Julia, with the murders.

Source: Associated Press

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

GMA-7's New Shows for 2009

Timeless Tales that You�ve Never Seen Before.

These are the five new shows on GMA for the first quarter of 2009:

PAANO BA ANG MANGARAP?

Starstruck 1st season winners Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras will be reunited as a love team in this GMA soap and remake of the classic movie. They will be joined by Star Circle Quest 1st season sole winner Hero Angeles. Supporting casts include Tirso Cruz III and Bing Loyzaga under the direction of Joel Lamangan.

ANG BABAENG HINUGOT SA AKING TADYANG

This could be the last project of controversial and top-rater love team Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Based on a graphic novel by Carlo J. Caparas, �Tadyang� will be helmed by Bb. Joyce Bernal (Dyesebel, For the First Time).

ALL ABOUT EVE

Another Philippine remake of the hit koreanovela, All About Eve will feature PMPC Star Awardee for Best Supporting Actress Sunshine Dizon and International Emmy nominated Iza Calzado. Their leading man could have been Diether Ocampo but later replaced by Richard Gomez. Supporting casts include Pangako sa �Yo stars Jean Garcia and Eula Valdez. The other male lead will be revealed soon.

TOTOY BATO

Another Carlo J. Caparas classic, Totoy Bato will be adapted to television and will be played by none other than Robin Padilla. The who will be the bad boy�s leading lady? Regine Velasquez as he requested. Manny Pacquiao will also star in this tv series to be directed by Mac Alejandre.

ZORRO

GMA bought the rights to adapt the Mexican legendary fencer for Philippine television. And who play the lead role? None other than GMA top leading man, Richard Gutierrez. His new leading lady will be announced soon.




ABS-CBN to Do a Local Adaptation of Twilight

Twilight, the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephanie Meyer, has earned more than Php180 million to be the no. 1 Hollywood movie at the Philippines Box Office for 2008.

The success of the movie doesn�t end there. ABS-CBN recently announced that it bagged the exclusive rights to make a local television series based on the best-selling vampire novels of Stephanie Meyer.

According to reports, ABS-CBN acquired the rights for 1 million US Dollars, or around Php48 million pesos, with co-producer Ignite Media for the local tv version of the series.

Local version will have a tentative titled �Takipsilim� (the tagalog word for Twilight), and will star Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao.

Taping for the series will start February under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina.


Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion in ABS-CBN's Lovers in Paris

Piolo Pascual will have a new love team in 2009.

After the success of his pairing with Angel Locsin, he will now be teamed up with the mega-daughter KC Concepcion.

Piolo and KC will start taping the Philippine version of the hit koreanovela �Lovers in Paris.� Piolo will play the role of Carlo while KC will play the role of Vivian.

Lovers in Paris is a successful Korean drama series broadcast by SBS in the summer of 2004. The show won the prize for best television drama in the Baeksang Art Awards, held on May 20, 2005. The show was the first of three romantic dramas set in Europe. The second drama is Lovers in Prague. The third, and last one is simply titled Lovers.

Lovers in Paris is one of the most successful tv series in Korea with a record of 51.8% peak rating. It was also a hit in the Philippines when it was shown on ABS-CBN in 2006.

Aside from the said television series, the new love team will also do a movie together.

Hopefully a movie before ipalabas iyong soap, but of course sa January ipapalabas muna ang movie namin ni Angel (Locsin) and come February or March naman ay ipapalabas iyong independent movie ko na �Manila,�� Piolo said.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Karylle versus Marian: The True Story

The Buzz aired a special report entitled �Karylle Versus Marian� highlighting the controversial issue of the year.

It was very clever of Boy Abunda, or the writer of The Buzz for that matter, when he asked Karylle if Marian is pregnant. That�s when the love triangle controversy between Karylle, Dingdong Dantes and Marian exploded. In a span of one week, it became the biggest news in pinoy showbizlandia. And the Buzz made a special report chronicling the issue as it started on their show last Monday, to the Desperadas 2 press conference (when Marian Rivera broke into tears) to interviews on the stars involved.

The videos below presented both sides with special emphasis about the negative perception of the press towards Marian Rivera. It was pointed out that the hottest kapuso star is perceived as �gimikera�, �magaspang ang ugali� and �paawa effect.�

But during the show's POV segment, hosts Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino, and Ruffa Gutierrez made their remarks coming from a very reliable sources - Kris as bestfriend to Marian's manager Popoy Caritativo, and Ruffa as Marian's co-star in the movie Desperadas 2 and also present during the presscon where Marian answered the pregnancy issue.

Watch videos below:






ASAP Kanto Boys Perform the Hits of Spice Girls

They may not be as hot as Jake, Jon, Rafael, Victor, and Zanjoe...but they made this Sunday afternoon's viewing as hot as.....the Spice Girls!?!?!?!

Who are they? They're Luis, Billy, Vhong, and John Lloyd - ASAP's very own Kanto Boys.

See proof below:




ASAP Beauties Perform Shontelle's 'T-Shirt'

The ASAP Beauties together with their newest recruit - Karylle, perform their rendition of Shontelle's T-Shirt on ASAP '08, Sunday, December 21.

See ASAP Beauties video and T-Shirt lyrics below:



(Verse 1)
Try'na decide Try'na decide
If I really wanna go out tonight
I never used to go out without ya
Not sure I remember how ta

Gonna be late Gonna be late
But, all my girls gon' have to wait 'cause
I dont know if I like my outfit
I tried everything in my closet

(Chorus)
Nothin feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Takin them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin you

Imma step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on

(Verse 2)
Hey

Gotta be strong gotta be strong but Im
Really hurtin now that you're gone
I thought maybe I'd do some shopping
But I couldnt get past the door and

Now I dont know, now I dont know If Im
Ever really gonna let you go
And I couldnt even leave my apartment
I'm stripped down, torn up about it

(Chorus)
Nothin feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Takin them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin' you

Im'a step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
('cause I missed you, 'cause I missed you)
With nothing but your T-shirt on
(said I missed you ... baby)

Im tryna decide, tryna decide,
If i really wanna go out tonight.
I couldnt even leave my apartment I'm stripped down, torn up about it

(Half Chorus)
Nothing feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Taking them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin you

Imma step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

(Chorus)
Nothing feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Taking them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin you

Imma step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on

(Song Ending)
nothing but your t-shirt on
ooh let me tell you no
nothing but your t-shirt on
ooh let me tell you no
nothing but your t-shirt on

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat Predicted to Top 2008 MMFF

The first Tanging Ina movie was a certified blockbuster that broke all box-office records, installing Ai-Ai de las Alas as Box-Office Queen five years ago.

What happened to everybody�s "ina" since then?

"The concept of this Tanging Ina movie actually began taking shape five years ago," said direk Wenn. "There was a demand for a sequel. Many people were wondering and asking whatever happened to �ina� after all that she has been through, single-handedly raising a dozen kids by different men."

Ang Tanging Ina N�yong Lahat is predicted to top the 2008 Metro Filmfest and a shoo-in for awards.

Except fort Heart Evangelista, the latest addition to the Tanging Ina franchise retains the original cast including Carlo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco (the bading member of the family), Shaina Magdayao, Serena Dalrymple, Jiro Manio, Yuki Kadaoka, and Bianca and Janelle Calma.

"So what happened to �ina� and her children after all these years?," added direk Wenn. "Some of her children have gone abroad, some are leading stable lives, all of them are successful."

Left almost alone, �ina� thinks of a way that will make her children even more proud of her. Because her children don�t need her anymore, �ina� embarks on a journey once again that leads her to, hold your breath, Malaca�ang Palace as Ina ng Bayan, proving to one and all that she can be a beloved president just as she is as a mother.

But in the long run, �ina� is faced with a dilemma: To continue being �ina� to millions of Filipinos or to simply be the �ina� of her own children?

Said Ai-Ai (who also starred in one �ina� movie in-between, Cute ng Ina Mo which was also a hit), "The movie is for every member of the family � para sa mga tatay, sa mga nanay, sa mga anak, sa mga kamag-anak, sa lahat! Doing it is even harder than doing the first one or the one in-between. What inspired me, direk Wenn and other members of the cast is the thought na lalabas ang lahat sa sinehan na may mga ngiti sa labi at tuwang-tuwa."

Opening on Dec. 25, Ang Tanging Ina N�yong Lahat also stars Eugene Domingo still as Rowena, the looney best friend of �ina.� The new members of the cast are DJ Durano, John Prats and Gloria Diaz as Pres. Hilarry.

See "Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat" movie trailer below:



Vicky Belo and Hayden Kho Break-Up : The True Story

Kumpirmado nang hiwalay sina Dr. Vicki Belo at Dr. Hayden Kho matapos ang tatlong taong relasyon.

Unang nakatawag pansin ang romansa ng dalawa dahil sa laki ng pagkakaiba ng mundo nila. Si Vicki ay isang multimillionaire doctor, hiwalay sa asawa, at may dalawang anak. Maliban sa galing sa mayamang pamilya, naitayo nitong mag-isa ang Belo Medical Group, ang pinaka-commercially successful cosmetic dermatology and surgery clinic sa bansa. Ilang linggo na lang, sa Enero 25, si Vicky ay 53 years old.

Si Hayden naman ay isang struggling doctor, single, tubong Marinduque, at galing sa pamilyang may sapat lang na pamumuhay. Noong naging empleyado ito sa Belo Medical Group ay saka siya nakapagdalubhasa sa ilang dermatological procedures, at nang maging boyfriend ni Vicki ay naging celebrity. Siya ay 28 years old noong May 20, 2008.

Ang dahilan ng kanilang paghihiwalay ngayon ay walang opisyal na paliwanag. Bagamat nangyari ang breakup noong December 10, walang nagsasalita hanggang ngayon alinman kina Dra. Belo at Hayden�ang pamilyar na tawag sa dalawa ng press at ng publiko.

Gayunpaman, ang lumalabas na pinakadahilan ng breakup ay ang pagkakadiskubre raw ni Dra. Belo sa pagtataksil ni Hayden. At dawit raw sa breakup ng dalawa ang sexy stars na sina Katrina Halili at Rufa Mae Quinto.

What Causes the Break-Up?

Ayon sa ilang showbiz at non-showbiz sources, noong December 17, Miyerkoles, nag-host si Dra. Belo ng birthday party para sa kaibigang si Anton San Diego, editor ng Philippine Tattler, sa magarang bahay ng doktora sa Dasmari�as Village, Makati. Dito sa party, nailabas ni Dra. Belo sa ilang guests ang kanyang saloobin.

Isang guest sa naturang party, na nakikisimpatiya kay Dra. Belo at masama ang loob kay Hayden, ang nagkuwento ng mga sumusunod na detalye:

Umalis noong November 24 sina Dra. Belo at Hayden papuntang Amerika para sa show ng Wowowee�ang host nitong si Willie Revillame ay endorser ng Belo Medical Group�sa San Diego, California, at para manood ng laban nina Manny Pacquiao at Oscar de la Hoya sa Las Vegas, Nevada. Tinataya ng guest na ang buong biyahe ay sagot ni Dra. Belo.

Bumalik ang magkasintahan noong December 9, madaling-araw ng Martes. Kinagabihan ng Miyerkoles nangyari ang breakup.

Noong araw na 'yon ng December 10, hinihintay raw ni Dra. Belo ang kasintahan sa condo unit ng huli upang maghanda para sa lakad nila. May katagalan si Hayden dahil nag-shower pa raw ito. Sa pagkainip, naisipang mag-Internet ng doktora gamit ang laptop ni Hayden. Doon na nagsimula ang gulo. Sa laptop, nadiskubre raw ni Dra. Belo ang mga intimate o sex videos ni Hayden na kasama diumano ang maraming babae, mapa-showbiz at hindi.

Meron daw sumasayaw para kay Hayden ang babae, merong nakikipagtalik, at merong mga preserved text messages ng mga flirtations ni Hayden sa ilan pa. Malinaw raw na hindi alam ng mga babae ang pagkaka-video sa kanila. Mistulang dokumento nga raw ng sex life ni Hayden ang laptop nito.

Sinasabing may mga malalaking pangalan pa sa showbiz ang nasa laptop. Ang ilan daw dito ay hindi talaga maiisip ni Dra. Belo na papatol kay Hayden dahil mga bata pa at wholesome ang image. Naroon din daw ang ilang sexy stars, kasama na raw sina Katrina Halili at Rufa Mae Quinto. (Sa tabloid report noong December 16, pinangalanan si Katrina; sa radyo nang sumunod na araw, pinangalanan si Rufa Mae Quinto.)

Agad raw kinumpronta ni Dra. Belo si Hayden. Hindi na raw maipagkaila ni Hayden dahil siya mismo ang nagdokumento ng kanyang pagtataksil. Noon din daw ay nakipag-break ang doktora sa kasintahan. Ang pinakatanging rule pa raw ni Dra. Belo nang mag-umpisa ang relasyon nila ni Hayden ay huwag na huwag ito magkakaroon ng ibang babae. Kapag nangyari raw ito, hinding-hindi raw ito mapapatawad ni Dra. Belo.

Hayden Kho's Alleged Suicide Attempt.

Hindi raw nagtapos diyan ang kuwento. Matapos makipag-break sa kanya si Dra. Belo, nagtangka diumanong magpakamatay ni Hayden. Nag-overdose raw ito ng Valium, isang gamot na pampatulog. Isang kasamahan daw ni Hayden ang tumawag kay Dra. Belo at ipinaalam ang nangyari rito.

Nang matagpuan daw si Hayden, may nakasulat sa kanyang dibdib na: "I LOVE U, I LOVE U VICKI!"

Si Dra. Belo pa raw mismo ang nagdala kay Hayden sa Makati Medical Center. Drug overdose ang naging diagnosis ng mga duktor kay Hayden, na in-admit nung Lunes, December 15, at matapos ma-detox ay dinischarge ng kanyang duktor noong Huwebes, December 18.

Dagdag dito, habang nakaratay si Hayden ay naitanong pa raw nito kay Vicki: "Can I go back to Belo?" Ang ibig tukuyin ni Hayden ay ang Belo Medical Group, kung saan empleyado siya.

"No," ang sagot daw ni Dra. Belo.

May source namang duktor ang PEP sa Makati Medical Center na nagsabing nakita niya mismo si Hayden sa "basement" ng ospital. Ayon sa source, dinadala raw dito ang mga "psychiatric patients needing rehabiliation and suicidal patients needing close watch." Nakita rin daw niya roon si Vicki noong December 18, ang araw ng paglabas ni Hayden sa ospital.

Nang araw ding iyon, ayon sa source, may kasamahan siya na nagsabing natanaw nito si Vicki sa Medical Plaza, isang building sa tabi ng Makati Med kung saan maraming doctors' clinics, kabilang na ang kay Dra. Belo.

"She was crying in the parking lot," pag-quote ng source sa kasamahan. "She was walking to her car and crying. She was in an orange dress."

Sa pag-analisa ng duktor, na may ibang specialization at hindi kasama sa mga tumingin kay Hayden: "I don't think Hayden really meant to kill himself. As a doctor, he knows the lethal dosage. And many males, if they really want to commit suicide, they would succeed."

Rufa Mae Denies Involvement in the Belo-Kho Break-Up.

Yesterday, December 20, nahingan ng reaksiyon ng Startalk sina Rufa Mae Quinto at Katrina Halili.

Direktang pinabulaanan ni Rufa Mae ang kanyang pagkakadawit sa breakup nina Dra. Belo at Hayden.

"Ha? Ano namang kinalaman ko dun?" sagot ni Rufa Mae. "Wala, hindi lahat ng nagbi-break, kailangang ma-involve o ma-link ako. Breakup ng iba, pati ako madadamay! Ano ba �yan?"

Itinanggi rin ni Rufa Mae ang tungkol sa sex video.

"Talaga? Grabe na iyan ha! Todo na ba iyan? Talaga? Sigurado ba kayo, ako? Basta wala akong kinalaman diyan, malayo po, wala akong koneksiyon," sunud-sunod na sabi niya sa panayam ng Startalk sa premiere night ng Desperadas 2 noong Biyernes, December 19.

Diin ni Rufa Mae, "Hindi naman ako guilty, kasi hindi naman ako magpapa-involve sa isang tao na may involvement na."

Nabanggit din ni Rufa Mae na nagsimula silang ma-link ni Hayden nang biruin sila ni DJ Mo Twister sa birthday presentation ng huli sa Showbiz Central this year. "Nung nag-birthday si DJ Mo, niloloko kami ni DJ Mo, siguro inaasar, ganun... Something like that," ani Rufa Mae.

Pero ayon sa isang showbiz insider na nakausap ng PEP, totoong niligawan ni Hayden si Rufa Mae. Ang hindi malinaw sa insider ay kung nagustuhan si Hayden ni Rufa Mae.

Katrina Confirms 1-Year Relationship with Hayden Kho?

Naging matipid naman si Katrina Halili sa kanyang pananalita nang ma-interview siya nang live nina Butch Francisco, Ricky Lo, at Lolit Solis, na isa sa pinakamalapit na kaibigan ni Dra. Belo sa showbiz at manedyer din ni Hayden.

"A, masasabi ko po...wala po!" may hagikhik pang sinabi ni Katrina sa Startalk. "Kasi po, ayoko na pong... Kaya po ako nandito ngayon, ayoko pong palakihin yung isyu. Kasi nag-usap po kami ni Dra. Belo. Okay naman po kaming dalawa. Kung magsasalita po ako, hahaba lang po siya nang hahaba. E, wala naman pong problema." Halata ang pag-iwas ni Katrina sa tanong.

Dahil kilalang endorser ng Belo Medical Group si Katrina, tinanong siya ni Lolit kung endorser pa rin ba siya ng Belo at ng sister company nitong Forever Flawless. Umoo naman si Katrina, at pinasalamatan pa nga niya ang mga ito.

Pero ayon sa isa pa ring showbiz insider, "bilang na ang mga araw" ni Katrina bilang endorser ng Belo Medical Group.

Samantala, sa mga oras na ito, pagbukas ng belomed.com, ang website ng Belo Medical Group, ang una pa ring tumatambad ay ang litrato ni Katrina, naka-undies. Ang pangalawa ay ang litrato nina Katrina at Hayden, hubo't-hubad at nakaback-to-back sa sahig, na ginagamit pa rin sa advertising campaign ng clinic.

Nagsimulang ma-link sina Katrina at Hayden pagkatapos nilang magkasama sa Celebrity Duets, isang GMA-7 singing contest na kinatatampukan ng isang celebrity at isang singer. Sa unang season nito, noong 2008, si Hayden ay isa sa mga contestants, samantalang si Katrina ay isa sa celebrity guests na naka-duet niya.

Parehong idinenay noon nina Katrina at Hayden na may namamagitan sa kanila. Maging si Dra. Belo ay mariing pinabulaanan ang isyung ito, lalo pa't kinuha niyang maging endorser ng kanyang clinic si Katrina.

Bukod sa paglabas nila sa Celebrity Duets, nagkasama na nga sina Katrina at Hayden sa pictorial ad ng Belo Medical Group, kung saan pareho silang nude.

Sa interview kay Dra. Belo noong May 19, sa birthday party na ibinigay niya para kay Hayden, ito ang sinabi niya tungkol sa pagkakaugnay nina Hayden at Katrina: "I know Katrina so well. She's our baby... Aliw na aliw kami kay Katrina kasi she makes her own career, di ba?"

Natsismis din noon na madalas nakikita si Hayden sa condo unit ni Katrina. Muli ay ipinagtanggol ni Dra. Belo si Katrina. Aniya, "Hindi, a! Sa clinic pumupunta siya palagi. Si Katrina kasi, yung clinic niya sa Morato. Si Hayden din, clinic niya sa Morato. So, nagkikita sila."

Samantala, kinumpirma ng showbiz insider ang sinabi ni Katrina na nagkausap na sila ni Dra. Belo. Kaya lang, mas "kumprontasyon" itong matatawag, sabi ng insider. Naganap ito noong December 16, anim na araw matapos makipagbreak ni Dra. Belo kay Hayden at isang araw matapos itakbo nito si Hayden sa Makati Med.

Sa kanilang pagtatagpo, inamin diumano ni Katrina kay Dra. Belo ang relasyon nila ni Hayden. Ngunit sinabi raw ni Katrina na minsan lang may namagitan sa kanila ni Hayden.

Pero ayon sa isang GMA-7 talent, bagamat totoong matagal nang walang relasyon sina Katrina at Hayden nang madiskubre ito ni Dra. Belo, totoo ring nagtagal ang kanilang ugnayan ng halos isang taon. Ang ibig sabihin daw nito ay isinabay ni Hayden ang relasyon kay Katrina sa pangalawang taon ng relasyon kay Dra. Belo.

Sa sinabi ni Katrina na okay sila ni Dra. Belo, tiniyak naman ng showbiz insider na hindi ito totoo. Labis daw nasaktan si Dra. Belo dahil pakiramdam niya ay trinaydor siya ni Katrina, na itinuring na niyang anak at kinuha pa niyang endorser ng Belo Medical Group.

On and Off Relationship.

Hindi ito ang unang pagkakataon na napabalitang nag-break sina Dra. Belo at Hayden. Na-report na nung September 3 na kumpirmadong nag-break ang dalawa noong gabi ng August 30, pero nagkabalikan din sila nang madaling-araw ng August 31. Samakatuwid, ilang oras lang ang itinagal ng kanilang paghihiwalay.

Sinasabi ngayon sa PEP ng isang non-showbiz female friend ni Dra. Belo na marami nang beses nag-break sina Vicki at Hayden. Yun nga lang daw, hindi na ito naibabalita. Gayunpaman, napakarami na raw ng bali-balitang nakakarating kay Dra. Belo tungkol kay Hayden.

Pero dito sa recent breakup lang nila nagkaroon ng ebidensiya na may ibang babae nga si Hayden. Ang naging kundisyon lang daw ni Dra. Belo kay Hayden, ayon sa non-showbiz female friend ay: "If she ever finds out that he is having an affair, whoever that is, if it should happen, she would leave." At iyon na nga raw ang nangyari.

Ayon sa isa pang source, "naaawa" si Dra. Belo kay Hayden ngayon. Pero gusto raw linawin ng beauty doctor na sa simula pa lang ay alam na niyang hindi magtatagal ang kanilang relasyon ni Hayden dahil sa age gap nilang 25 years.

Dalawa ang naging anak ni Dra. Belo sa dating asawang si Atom Henares, isang businessman: si Quark Henares, na nagdidirek sa TV at pelikula, at si Cristalle Henares, na namamahala ng Belo Essentials, ang cosmetics line ng Belo clinic. Pareho silang nakatira sa bahay ni Dra. Belo.

Bagamat sinabi ni Manay Lolit sa Startalk na nalulungkot si Cristalle dahil malungkot ang mommy niya, open secret na hindi kailanman natanggap ni Cristalle si Hayden para sa mommy niya.

Sa ilang kaibigan, naikuwento ni Cristalle ang isang insidenteng nagpatigas sa paniniwala nitong hindi mahal ni Hayden si Dra. Belo, kundi ginagamit lang ito. Ito ay noong binigyan ng mommy niya si Hayden ng kotse bilang birthday gift.

Ganito raw ang naging dialogue sa pagitan ni Cristalle at ni Hayden noon:

Hayden: Why are you against my relationship with your mom?
Cristalle: I don't know if I can trust you.
Hayden: You think I'm just using her?
Cristalle: Yeah, you're using her car.
Hayden: Why, does it bother you that I use the car?
Cristalle: Yes, I do.

Pagkatapos nito, inasahan ni Cristalle na isosoli ni Hayden ang kotse para mapatunayang mahal nito ang kanyang ina, at hindi lang naghahabol sa anumang mapapakinabangan sa mayamang duktora. Ngunit hindi ito nangyari. Hanggang sa mga araw na ito, na kay Hayden daw ang kotse.

Showbiz Too Hot To Handle.

Nagsisisi diumano si Dra. Belo na in-encourage niya si Hayden na pasukin ang showbiz.

Dapat kasi ay si Dr. Belo ang kasali sa Celebrity Duets last year. Pero dahil ayaw niya, si Hayden ang pinasali niya. Todo ang suportang ibinigay ni Dr. Belo kay Hayden, to the point na ikinuha pa niya ito ng voice coach para sa pagsali niya sa Celebrity Duets, at ginastusan ang lahat ng iba pang logistics ng paghahanda para sa contest. Bukod pa rito ang text votes na itinulak niya para kay Hayden.

Ito na rin ang nagbukas ng pinto para kay Hayden na pasukin ang showbiz. Nagkaroon siya ng papel sa mga teleseryeng Marimar at Ako Si Kim Samsoon.

Ayon sa isang kaibigan ni Dr. Belo, dito na raw nagsimulang gumulo ang kanilang buhay. "Hayden couldn't handle the fame and the fortune," sabi pa ng aming source.

Vicky's Life After Hayden.

Noong Biyernes, December 19, ay host si Vicki sa Christmas party ng Belo Medical group. Napansin ng isang non-showbiz friend ni Dra. Belo, "Pumayat siya, but she looked all right, she seemed happy."

Pero ayon sa isa pang guest, nang kumustahin niya si Vicki, tugon nito, "I'm a walking zombie." Ito rin ang sinabi ni Manay Lolit sa Startalk, na pakiramdam daw ni Dra. Belo ngayon ay para siyang "walking zombie." Dagdag ni Manay Lolit, "Parang walang laman yung utak niya. She feels sad, she feels at loss. Ganun."

Ayon pa rin sa isa pang showbiz insider, pinalitan na rin daw ni Dra. Belo ang number ng kanyang cell phone.

"Ang hiwalayang Vicki-Hayden ay final na." Ito ang pagkumpirma ng non-showbiz friend ni Vicki. Sa kanya sinabi raw ni Dr. Belo na "tapos na ang lahat sa kanila ni Hayden, hindi na babalik si Vicki kay Hayden, it's over."

Ito ay sa kabila ng sinabi ni Manay Lolit sa Startalk, "Pagkakasalita ni Vicki, sabi niyang ganun, pag humingi ng tawad sa kanya si Hayden, magsu-soften up siya. Kaya, as of now, ayaw niya munang makausap si Hayden."

Subalit umaasa ang karamihan ng mga kaibigan ni Dra. Belo na final na nga ang decision niyang huwag nang makipagbalikan kay Hayden.

Plano ni Dra. Belo na rito sa Pilipinas mag-celebrate ng Pasko, although nababalitang aalis siya ng bansa para mag-recuperate mula sa breakup.

As for Hayden, balitang magpapahinga muna siya sa bahay ng kanyang ina sa Marinduque. Titigil na rin daw sa pag-aartista si Hayden, na incidentally ay hina-handle ni Manay Lolit. Sa katunayan, ayon sa aming source, tinanggal na siya sa cast ng upcoming GMA-7 soap na All About Eve.


Source: Erwin Santiago, PEP