Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sarah Geronimo, Enchong Dee, and JC de Vera are Bench Daily Scent Endorsers

Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo and Enchong Dee and Kapuso hunk actor JC de Vera bring us together the latest product of Philippine's number one clothing apparel - Bench.

Sarah, JC and Enchong are the endorsers of Bench Daily Scent cologne with six variants - Indian Summer, Nine to Mine, Lazy Afternoon, Sunday Morning, Spring Break, and Happy Hour.

Bench Daily Scent colognes are now available in all Bench stores here and abroad.

Watch the TV advertisement below:

Karylle Launches "Time For Letting Go" Album on ASAP '09

After 3 years of waiting and wanting, Karylle has finally released her new album under Polyeast Records.

Time For Letting Go has 11 tracks including the carrier single "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me" by Dianne Warren. Other 10 songs are as follows:

Almost Over You
Wala Na Ba Ang Lahat
The Best Of Me
Minamahal Kita
Hulog Ng Langit
Touch Me In the Morning
You've Made Me Stronger
Something New In My Life
Live For Your Love

Watch Karylle below as she performs I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me:

Friday, February 27, 2009

Charice Performs Her First International Single "Fingerprint" at Oscars After-Party

Charice performed her new song and her first international single "Fingerprint" from her upcoming US debut album in the Oscars after-party at Mr. Chow in Los Angeles last Feb. 22, 2009. However, she wasn�t able to sing the whole song because of some technical problems.

Here are parts of the lyrics:

How can I be sure
When everything is so confusing
I�m old enough to learn
That I�m too young to know what I�m doing
Gotta break free
From what used to be
It no longer makes sense for me
How do I stand out
In a world that�s all about fitting in
I�m certain of my doubts
But I wouldn�t be me for no reason
My identity
Right in front of me
There�s nobody else I wanna be like
I�m just trying to find
Find my fingerprint

MYX Music Awards 2009 - List of Winners

Sarah Geronimo was the big winner in the just concluded MYX Music Awards 2009.

Sarah was voted as the Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ, Favorite Female Artist, and Favorite Artist. She also went home with the Favorite Remake Award, Favorite Mellow Video, and Favorite Media Soundtrack all for the song "A Very Special Love".

Young belter Charice Pempengco and Journey's new frontman Arnel Pineda were given the MYX Special Citation awards for giving honor to the Philippines because of their talents.

Legendary Pinoy Rock band The Eraserheads was also honored with the MYX Magna Award for their exceptional contribution to the Philippine music industry.

Here is the list of other awardees:

Favorite MYX Bandarito Performance: Astrojuan

Favorite MYX Live Performance: Aiza Seguerra

Favorite International Music Video: "Crush" by David Archuleta

Favorite Collaboration: Christian Bautista and Sitti for "Captured"

Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video: Karylle ("Only Hope" by Gary Valenciano)
Favorite Indie Artist: Paraluman

Favorite New Artist: Rico Blanco

Favorite Rock Video: "Ang Pusa Mo" by Pedicab

Favorite Urban Video: "Shake That Thing" by Dannie Boi featuring Beatmox

Favorite Group: 6cyclemind

Favorite Male Artist: Erik Santos

Favorite Song: "Betamax" by Sandwich

Favorite Music Video: "Procrastinator" by Sandwich

The MYX Music Awards is a yearly event started by the MYX Music Channel in 2006 to honor the biggest hitmakers in the local music business. MYX viewers from all over the Philippines decide on the winners of the awards and send in their votes through texting.

Catch the premiere airing date of the 4th MYX Music Awards on March 1, Sunday, with its complete coverage starting at 8:30 pm with the Red Carpet Special, 9:00 pm for the MYX Music Awards 2009 and at 11:30 pm for the post-event and after party.

Britney Spears - If U Seek Amy (Music and Lyrics)

Britney Spears reveadled the cover of her latest single "If U Seek Amy" on her official website.

"If U Seek Amy" is the third single to be released from Britney's 6th studio album "Circus". The track was co-written and produced by Max Martin, who also wrote previous hits for Brit Brit, including "�Baby One More Time" and "Oops!� I Did It Again".

Earlier this month, Brit shot the music video for the song.

Hear the music and see lyrics of "If U Seek Amy" below:

If U Seek Amy
(Britney Spears)

La la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la (2x)

Oh baby baby have you seen Amy tonight?
Is she in the bathroom? Is she smokin up outside? Ouuh
Oh baby baby does she take a piece of lime
For the drink that I�ma buy her
Do you know just what she likes so?
Oh oh tell me have you seen her
Cuz I�m so-oh oh
I can�t get her out of my brain
I just wanna go to the party she gon� go
Can somebody take me home?
Ha ha he he ha ha ho

Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy
Love me, hate me
But can�t you see what I see?
All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy
Love me, hate me
Britney Spears lyrics on

La la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la (2x)

Amy told me that�s shes gonna meet me up
I don�t know where or when and now their closing up the club Ouuuh
I�ve seen her once or twice before she knows my face
But its hard to see with all the people standing in the way ouuuh

Oh oh
Tell me have you seen her cause I�m so oh
I can�t get her off of my brain
I just wanna go to the party she gon� go
Can�t somebody take me home
Ha ha he he ha ha ho

Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy
Love me, hate me
But can�t you see what I see?
All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If You Seek Amy
Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me
Oh but can�t you see what I see
Yeaaah say what you want about me (about me, about me)

So tell me if you see her
(if you knew what she was wearing and what she was like)
Cause I�ve been waiting here forever
(if you knew if she was going out of line)
Oh baby baby if u seek Amy tonight
Oh baby baby we�ll do whatever you like
Oh baby baby baby
Oh baby baby baby

La la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la (2x)

Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy
Love me, hate me
But can�t you see what I see?
All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy

Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me yeaah
Love me, hate me
But can�t you see what I see
All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If You Seek Amy
Love me, hate me
Say what you want about me
Oh but can�t you see what I see
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert Make it to American Idol Season 8 "Top 12"

The three additional American Idol hopefuls who will be part of the Top 12 were named on last night's AI episode. They are:

Allison Iraheta who sang Alone by Heart

Kris Allen who sang �Man in the Mirror� by Michael Jackson

Adam Lambert who sang �Satisfaction� by the Rolling Stones

Competing next week in the last batch of the Top 36 semi-finalists are:

Ju�Not Joyner
Scott MacIntyre
Nathaniel Marshall
Jorge Nu�ez
Von Smith
Alex Wagner-Trugman
Arianna Afsar
Felicia Barton
Kendall Beard
Kristen McNamara
Lil Rounds
Taylor Vaifanua

ABS-CBN to Investigate Allegations of Wowowee Winner Nena Santos

ABS-CBN through its Corporate Communications head Bong Osorio, issued an official statement regarding the allegations of Mrs. Nena Santos, a house and lot winner of Wowowee's "Bigtime Pera O Bayong" game segment (read full details here).

The short statement read: "ABS-CBN together with Globe Asiatique is in the process of investigating the claims of Mrs. Nena Santos about the prize she won in Wowowee. We will make sure that Mrs. Santos gets the prize due her as soon as the important details are ironed out.

"To date, Wowowee has given out 19 houses without any problem. This is the first time we are encountering a problem like what Mrs. Santos has raised."

Maggie Wilson Covers FHM Philippines 9th Anniversary Issue

Maggie Wilson joins the bandwagon of beauty-queens-turned-sexy-covergirls of FHM Philippines on their March 2009 issue.

Margaret �Maggie� Nales Wilson (born March 15, 1989 in the Philippines but raised in Saudi Arabia) is a British-Filipino model-actress from Bacolod City and was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-World at the 43rd Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on March 3, 2007.

She represented the Philippines in the 57th Miss World pageant on December 1, 2007. She is presently an MTV VJ, the first Philippine beauty queen to become one.

For the 9th year anniversary of FHM Philippines, Maggie reinvents herself as a sexy vixen from being a demure beauty queen.

FHM Philippines March 2009 edition is now available at magazine stands nationwide.

Arnel Pineda and the Journey Band Will Perform Live in Manila on March 14

World-renowned rock band The Journey is coming to the Philippines for their much-awaited concert on March 14 at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds.

This comes at the heels of the band's well-publicized performance at the 2009 Super Bowl 43rd pre-game in Tampa, Florida last February 1, 2009. The American band Journey is composed of Neal Schon (guitars), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass) and Dean Castronovo (drums), and of course, Philippines very own Arnel Pineda (vocalist). The former vocalist of local cover band Zoo was recently given his own segment on ABS-CBN's variety show ASAP '09 titled Rock Express.

Arnel was discovered by Neal through the video sharing site YouTube, paving the way for the Filipino singer to replace Journey's former vocalist Steve Perry.

Journey will definitely rock the local concert scene with their first performance in the Philippines after their successful tours in Europe and the United States. Arnel's powerful voice is featured in the band's 11th album titled Revelation, a certified-platinum album in the United States. Tracks include "Open Arms," "Only The Young," "Don't Stop Believing," and "Separate Ways."

Tickets to the March 14 concert are available at Ticketnet (Tel. No. 911-9999).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wowowee Facing "Bigtime Pera O Bayong" Scam Controversy

ABS-CBN noontime show Wowowee is again facing another controversy. This time on their "Bigtime Pera O Bayong" game segment where the show supposedly gave a house and lot, car, and P1 million cash as grand prize, a house and lot as second prize, and P1 million as third prize.

In last night's PEP article titled "Wowowee winner complains about the "repossessed" house-and-lot prize" by Nerisa Almo, a certain Nena Santos - second prize winner of Wowowee's "Bigtime Pera o Bayong" on July 7, 2008, complaint about what she's been through to claim her supposedly brand new house and lot which, to her dismay, turned-out to be a re-possessed house not yet ready for occupancy.

Read PEP's full article below:

"Laging sinasabi ni Willie na ang Wowowee, programa ng walang pag-asa. Kaya asang-asa talaga ako na 'yong bahay na mapapanalunan ko, tulad ng bahay na nakikita namin sa TV at saka may laman," lamented Nena Santos, winner of Wowowee's "Bigtime Pera o Bayong"on July 7, 2008.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) got an exclusive interview with Santos, who resides on Banlat Road, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, with regard to her complaint about the house and lot that she supposedly won in that segment of the noontime show.

As the second-prize winner, Santos said, she's supposed to get a house and lot from the real estate developer Globe Asiatique. The first prize winner won a house and lot, a car, and P1 million cash; while the third prize winner got P1 million. After seven months, however, Santos claims she still has not received her prize.

Santos said that she's been going to Wowowee every month to follow up her prize. But on her every visit, a certain Wowowee staff named Abby would only tell her: "'Antay-antay lang po tayo, tingnan na lang natin,' ganun lagi ang sinasabi."

Until her last follow up early this February, another staff told her to follow up the house and lot herself at the Globe Asiatique office in Ortigas. She told PEP in disappointment, "Parang nainis pa sa akin na, 'Sige na nga, nanay, pumunta na lang kayo sa Wowowee bukas. Hanapin ninyo si Ellen, bibigyan kayo ng certification at kayo na lang ang makiusap sa Globe Asiatique.'"

The 56-year-old Santos said that after receiving the certification, she thought everything would be smooth and easy in getting her "dream house," which is located at Santa Barbara Villas II in San Mateo, Rizal.

To her dismay, she still could not move into the house after waiting for seven months.

"Pagdating namin doon sa San Mateo, hinanap namin si Engineer Lalaine. Sabi niyang ganun, may laman pa raw 'yong bahay dahil na-repossessed yung ibinibigay sa akin at may laman pa. Hindi na brand new, repossessed ang bahay at may laman pa," said Santos, who only has a "permit to occupy" in her hands.

She continued, "Ang ginawa ng isang tauhan niya, tinanggalan lang ng isang jalousy, sinilip namin doon sa loob. Nandoon pa nga lahat ng gamit dahil naremata nga daw."

The complainant was really disappointed especially when she recalled what Wowowee host Willie told her during the day she won as the second-prize winner of "Big Time Pera o Bayong." She said, "Sinabi pang ganun, 'Naku, nanay, magandang bahay 'yan sa Saint Monique Valais, kaloob ng Globe Asiatique, kumpleto ang gamit."

When she asked a staff of Globe Asiatique, she learned that the house that was shown to her would cost only P550,000�half the price of the house she supposedly won and worth less than the third winner's P1 million prize.

Santos added that the house was probably the prize of the winning contestant of Wowowee's "Want More, No More" segment, which replaced "Bigtime Pera o Bayong."

Globe Asiatique allegedly told her that she still has to wait for 10-15 days to give the former occupants time to take their things out of the house.

"Ano ba naman ako, kawawa naman ako. Hindi na nga natupad 'yong walang gamit, 'tapos luma pa ang bibigay. Kaya nga nagrereklamo ako. Bukod na sa luma na, repossessed lang, hindi pa fully furnished," commented Santos.

The complainant said that she could not be wrong about the house and lot that was promised to her because the "Bigtime" winner on July 1, 2008�which was only a week before Santos won�had shown her brand new, single detached, and fully furnished house in an episode of Rated K last August 2008.

Hence, she questioned the staff from Wowowee by saying, "Bakit po si Mary Ann, nanalo noong July 1, pinakita sa programa ni Korina Sanchez 'yong bahay na napanalunan?' sabi ko. 'Etching lang po 'yon,' sabi ni Ivy. 'Hindi po talaga 'yon ang bahay na binibigay, nakiusap lang po sila sa Globe Asiatique.'"

The same Wowowee staff allegedly told her, "Hindi naman porke nanalo kayo ng house and lot, mansion na ang mapapanalunan n'yo. Pasalamat pa nga kayo, nanay, may house and lot kayo. Ang dapat ninyong ginawa, nagsimba kayo, nagpasalamat kayo at may house and lot na kayo.'"

Nena Santos is now planning to seek help from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to be able to own the house that she won in Wowowee.

She also took this opportunity to call the attention of Wowowee contestants who may have the same fate as hers. She suspected that she's not the only winning contestant who experienced this kind of treatment.

Santos narrated, "Kasi tinanong ko sa Globe Asiatique, 'Ako lang ba ang nagrereklamo?'"

The Globe Asiatique staff allegedly replied, "Hindi po, kasi marami rin ang nagrereklamo."

She continued telling the staff from the real estate developer, "'Ang akala ko kasi 'yong makukuha ko katulad ng sa Rated K.' The staff replied, 'Oho, 'yon ang pagkakamali, dapat ipakikita nila kung ano ang ibibigay nila.'"

Santos also told PEP that her family has lost interest in watching their favorite noontime show. "Kaya nga sabi ko, hindi naman pala totoo 'yan. Kaya ngayon, hindi na kami masyado nanonood ng Wowowee. Dati talagang tutok kami sa Wowowee," she ended.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN lady boss Charo Santos-Concio already issued a statement regarding the "complaints" yesterday, February 24, via "Flash Report."

"You Changed My Life" Grossed P18 Million on its Opening Day

The on-screen tandem of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo proves its power on ticket sales once again. Their second movie team up, You Changed My Life, was reported to have raked P18 Million nationwide gross on its opening day alone last February 25 according to Star Cinema Booking and Distribution. This surpasses the P14 Million nationwide opening day gross of A Very Special Love, which premiered last year.

A Very Special Love�s box office success earned John Lloyd and Sarah the recognition as Box Office King and Queen from the SM Cinema management. The warm reception for their team up gave birth to the idea of having the sequel, You Changed My Life, which was also helmed by AVSL director Cathy Garcia-Molina and produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films. Although it�s still early to say, John Lloyd and Sarah are already projected to claim the Box Office King and Queen title once again this time around for You Changed My Life.

Although there�s a big reason to celebrate, both John Lloyd and Sarah admitted to Showbiz News Ngayon that they�re a bit sad that the whole movie experience is now over. The Pop Star Princess will go on a concert tour in North America this March and April while the award-winning actor will return to the taping of his hit teleserye I Love Betty La Fea with his ka-love team Bea Alonzo.

Sarah reveals the kind of friend she found in John Lloyd through the course of the shooting of their two films. "In this business madalang makahanap ng taong ipaparamdam sa �yo na hindi ka lang basta ka-trabaho. Hindi ka lang babatiin kasi magkatrabaho kayo, papakitaan ka ng maganda dahil may nakakakitang ibang tao. Kay John Lloyd nabura �yung perception na �yun. Nagpapasalamat ako kay Lord na binigyan niya ako ng pagkakataong makilala ang isang John Lloyd Cruz."

On the other hand, John Lloyd talked about what he will miss most about Sarah. "Meron siyang special power. She has this endearing quality to make people feel very special. Parang magic. Papasok siya ng kwarto and everyone biglang magla-light up �yung face. Instantly lahat nahahawa sa aura niya."

Be sure to catch You Changed My Life now showing in theaters nationwide.


Judy Santos Stole Items at Japan Airlines

SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon featured an interesting story about what's inside the bag of this famous young Pinay actress...and guess what they've found out?

A stolen airline items.

And would you believe who this young actress was?

It's Judy Ann Santos.

But Judy Ann made a very practical reason why she did that....sayang nga naman ang mahal na bayad sa business class kung 'di mo naman susulitin. Afterall, libre naman yung mga items.

And even host-actress Kris Aquino pledge guilt of stoling candies and tostillos during her Dra. Vicki Belo and Willie Revillame interview.

Watch the very entertaining SNN video below:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dr. Manny Calayan Issued a Statement in Defense of Boy Abunda Against Dra. Vicki Belo's Comment

Dr. Manny Calayan of Calayan Surgicenter, where Boy Abunda and his talents are the major cliet-endorsers, issued a formal statement in defense of Boy Abunda against Dra. Vicki Belo's comment (read related article here) on Abunda's looks and to question Belo's business ethics.

The full statement reads:

"We are behind Boy Abunda, 101 percent. We understand his feelings and reactions to the ridiculing and insulting remarks he sustained from Dra. Belo. Promoting one's business or services by stepping on someone was uncalled for. Besides, Dingdong Dantes used to be our endorser and part of what he has become came from our services, and so did other of her big named endorsers: Claudine Barretto, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Katrina Halili.

"There's a simple reason for our 'TO C TO BELIEVE' campaign and that's more about inner beauty that's from a good and sincere heart like Boy Abunda, which transcends outward a person's life and touches other people's lives. And through that inner beauty, we see and believe in the beauty of other people and we believe in their goodness! We accept whoever you are, we make you feel good. That's the Calayan experience and that's TO 'C' IS TO BELIEVE!"

ABS-CBN Shows Dodged Totoy Bato's Punch on TNS Survey

ABS-CBN shows still rule the ratings game as far as TNS National Survey is concern despite the premiere of GMA-7's powerhouse cast' Totoy Bato.

The Robin Padilla, Regine Velasquez, and Manny Pacquiao starrer failed to rock the nationwide competition despite its very high rating in Mega Manila. Totoy Bato only came in fifth place with 30.9 percent rating.

May Bukas Pa still in the lead Monday night with 39.7 percent. Followed by another Kapamilya programs I Love Betty La Fea (37.2 percent), Tayong Dalawa (32.7 percent), and TV Patrol World (31.2 percent) in second, third, and fourth spot.

Kapuso shows Luna Mystika (28.2 percent), 24 Oras (23.8 percent), and Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (23.1 percent) places at sixth, seventh, and eigth.

Completing the Top 10 are Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino's SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon with 20.6 percent, and GMA-7's Koreanovela Fated To Love You (18 percent).

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 20 to 23 based on the overnight ratings conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among National households:

February 20, Friday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
2. Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 21.3%
3. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 19%
4. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
5. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
6. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 16.7%
7. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.4%
8. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 16 %
9. La Traicion (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
10. Be Strong Geum Soon (GMA-7) - 12.2%

1. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 40.5%
2. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 38.9%
3. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 38.5%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 33%
5. Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 28.7%
6. Gagambino (GMA-7) - 28%
7. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 27.1%
8. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 24.2%
9. Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
10. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22.2%

February 21, Saturday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
2. Komiks Presents Flash Bomba (GMA-7) - 20.3%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.3%
4. Cinema FPJ: Da King On ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
5. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. Pilipinas, Game KB? (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
7. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 11.6%
8. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) / Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 10.4%
9. Maynila (GMA-7) - 9.7%
10. Lovely Day (GMA-7) / Startalk (GMA-7) - 9.6%

1. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 34.4%
2. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 21.8%
4. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 21.6%
5. Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 21.2%
6. Banana Split (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
7. Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 15.8%
8. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 13.6%
9. XXX (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%

February 22, Sunday

1. ASAP �09 (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
2. SOP (GMA-7) / Your Song Presents Feb-Ibig (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
3. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
5. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 11.1%
6. Dear Friend (GMA-7) - 10.7%
7. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 10%
8. Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) - 8.5
9. Bakugan Battle Brawlers (GMA-7) - 8.4%

1. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
2. The Singine Bee (ABS-CBN) - 26.2%
3. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 23.3%
4. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
5. My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad (GMA-7) - 20.9%
6. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
7. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 19.6%
8. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
9. All Star K (GMA-7) - 16.5%
10. Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 15.1%

February 23, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.4%
2. Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 19.9%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
4. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 18.8%
5. Pokemon (GMA-7) / Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 16.4%
6. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
7. Slamdunk (GMA-7) 15.7%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 15%
9. Doraemon (GMA-7) - 14.3%
10. 81st Oscar Awards (ABS-CBN) - 13%

1. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 39.7%
2. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 37.2%
3. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 32.7%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 31.2%
5. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 30.9%
6. Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 28.2%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.8%
8. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 23.1%
9. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
10. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 18%

Source: TNS via PEP

Totoy Bato Knocked-out all ABS-CBN Shows on Its First Night According to AGB Nielsen Philippines

Action superstar Robin Padilla returns to primetime television via his new action-drama series in GMA-7, the TV remake of Carlo J. Caparas's Totoy Bato. The show, which premiered last night, February 23, knocked out the competition and topped the primetime race with a very impressive 36.7 percent.

Totoy Bato boasts a stellar cast that includes Regine Velasquez, Eddie Garcia, boxing champ Manny Pacquiao among others.

Former No. 1 Luna Mystika slipped to second place with 33.8 percent; followed by fellow Kapuso shows Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (29.9 percent) and 24 Oras (29.7 percent).

Meanwhile, the inspirational drama May Bukas Pa leads ABS-CBN's campaign with 29 percent to take the fifth spot. Tayong Dalawa and I Love Betty La Fea took the next two slots.

Completing the Top 10 are: Fated To Love You, TV Patrol World, and Showbiz News Ngayon.

GMA-7 telefantasya Gagambino's final episode last Friday, February 20, managed to score second place with its 34.7 percent, behind Luna Mystika's 36 percent.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 20 to 23 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

February 20, Friday

1. Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 25.1%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 23%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.4%
4. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 19.8%
5. Be Strong Geum Soon (GMA-7) - 15.7%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.3%
7. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
8. Love At The Corner (GMA-7) - 14.9%
9. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 14%
10. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%

1. Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 36%
2. Gagambino (GMA-7) - 34.7%
3. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 33.3%
4. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 31%
5. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 30.6%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.3%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 29.8%
8. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 27.3%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.9%
10. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 23.7%

February 21, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.2%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
3. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 15.3%
4. Takeshi's Castle (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
5. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 14.6%
6. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
7. Startalk (GMA-7) - 13.1%
8. Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Flash Bomba (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
9. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 9.8%
10. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%

1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) -29%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 27.1%
3. Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 24.4%
4. Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 20.2%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 19.8%
6. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
7. Kapuso Sine Festival (GMA-7) - 16.6%
8. Banana Split (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
9. XXX (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
10. Sine Totoo (GMA-7) - 10%

February 23, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 25.3%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 24.2%
3. Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 23.5%
4. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 18.1%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
6. Lalola (GMA-7) - 15.8%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
9. 81st Oscar Awards (ABS-CBN) - 11%
10. SiS (GMA-7) - 9.5%

1. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 36.7%
2. Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 33.8%
3. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 29.9%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.7%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 29%
6. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
7. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 26.6%
8. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 25.7%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.9%
10. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines via PEP

Monday, February 23, 2009

Boy Abunda's Message to Dra. Vicki Belo: "Walang Sinuman ang May Karapatang Manlait sa Aking Pagkatao!"

Boy Abunda strikes back on Dra. Vicki Belo!

When Dra. Vicki Belo took the hot seat of Showbiz Central's "Gimme Mo" (read article and watch video here) segment Sunday afternoon, she was asked to comment about Calayan's (her biggest rival) claim that they have better-looking endorsers than Belo Medical Group. She said, "Well, first of all, I feel kinda bad. Kasi, ako naman ang nag-umpisa ng mga bati-bati ng mga artista. I feel bad, kasi parang ginagaya lang nila ako. Sana naman, maghanap naman sila ng unique marketing� And I�d like to say, if you want to look like Boy Abunda, then go to Calayan. But if you like to look like Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual, come to Belo."

Last night on Boy Abunda's late showbiz program SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, he tearfully answered Belo�s fiery statement on Showbiz Central. And he said, "Nang magkabati sina Kris at Vicki, tinanong po ako ni Kris, how did I feel. At ang sabi ko po mga kaibigan, I missed her. That came from the bottom of my heart, I missed Vicki.

"Off-cam, sinabi ko po kay Kris na nakaka-miss din dahil noong mga panahon na nag-uusap at hindi pa nagpapahinga yung aming pagiging magkaibigan, everytime she gets into problems, she'll call me for advice. Sabi ko dito sa Hayden controversy, siyempre tahimik ako dahil hindi nga kami nag-uusap.

"Kahapon right after The Buzz, my first caller po was Ruffa Guttierez, na sinasabi sa akin kung narinig ko na yung sinabi ni Dra. Vicki Belo sa [Showbiz] Central, sa kabila. Hindi pa. That was the first time I was hearing it.

"Hanggang may mga text messages na pumasok po sa akin. At sinabi kong hindi naman siguro sasabihin sa akin ni Vicki ito. Baka nagkakamali lang dahil malalim naman ang aming pinagsamahan at matagal ang aming pinagsamahan. At sabi ko nga, wala naman kaming pinag-awayan ni Vicki.

Nasindak po ako, na-surprise po ako, di po ako makapaniwala nung luminaw na lahat ng mga sinabi nya�kaibigan ko pong matalik si Dra. Vicki Belo for years. Vicki if you�re watching alam mo na kahit kailan hindi ako namuhunan sa gandang panlabas dahil alam ko wala ako masyado nun. Alam mo na namuhunan ako ng lakas ng loob, sipag at tiyaga, dasal, at Vicki wala akong ilusyong gumanda. At wala ring ninumang may karapatan na manlait sa aking pagkatao."

Boy narrated that his mom called him late Sunday night from Samar and asked him if he did something wrong to Vicky and why the lady doctor made fun of him on national tv. Boy assured her mom that he did not do anything against the famous cosmetic doctor.

"Vicki if you�re watching, you know i did not do anything bad to you to deserve this insult. Wala akong ginawa sa �yo. And Nay, if you�re watching, wala po akong ginawa. Narating ko po ang maliit na espasyo ko dito sa industriya na wala po akong tinapakan. At mga kaibigan, hindi po tayo kinakailangang kasing-ganda o kasing-gwapo ni Dingdong Dantes para maging masaya at para maging mabuting tao." he added.

Watch Boy Abunda's video below:

Dra. Vicki Belo Answers Questions About Calayan Surgicenter, Katrina Halili, Kris Aquino and Hayden Kho on "Gimme Mo"

Dra. Vicki Belo was the guest personality in last Sunday's "Gimme Mo" segment of GMA-7's Showbiz Central. Questions from Regine Velasquez, Lorna Tolentino, Lolit Solis, Butch Francisco and Richard Gomez were selected for Mo Twister to ask.

Mo is the one closest to Dra. Vicki and Hayden when they were still together so the interview, according to Mo, is the hardest he would have done so far.

"Hi, Mo, are we friend or foe?," the lady doctor asked Mo after she was introduced by him.

Mo replied back, "I'm your friend. Kaya nga, I'm very, very nervous now. Siyempre, we're so close, tapos I'm gonna grill you. Kaya lang, no exception. Dapat matindi talaga."

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Most Wanted Question No. 5: Sa lahat ng mga artista, kanino ka pinakanahirapan dahil sa dami ng dapat baguhin sa katawan niya?

"Number one, never na nahihirapan ang Belo Medical Group dahil napakagaling namin at kumpleto kami sa mga laser. Number two, kahit meron man artista na ganoon, hindi ko rin masasabi dahil sa patient-doctor confidentiality."

Pero ano ba ang napi-feel niya ngayong dumarami na ang competition ng Belo Medical Group? And, of course, their greatest rival is Calayan Surgicentre. Paramihan din sila ng artistang endorser. How does she feel 'pag sinasabi ng kabila na ang artista ko, mas maganda sa artista mo?

"Well, first of all, I feel kinda bad. Kasi, ako naman ang nag-umpisa ng mga bati-bati ng mga artista. I feel bad, kasi parang ginagaya lang nila ako. Sana naman, maghanap naman sila ng unique marketing... And I'd like to say, if you want to look like Boy Abunda, then go to Calayan. But if you like to look like Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual, come to Belo,"

"Joke lang yun ha... Pero Boy is the main endorser of Calayan, right?" said Dra. Belo.

"Dingdong is one of your main." added by Mo.

Most Wanted Question No. 4: Sa tingin mo, kaya tumututol ang anak na si Cristalle sa dating boyfriend ni Vicki na si Hayden Kho ay dahil si Cristalle ang unang niligawan ni Hayden?

"You know, I'd like to clear that kasi it's so maling information. Ang nangyari kasi, nag-meet kami ni Hayden sa isang UST [University of Sto. Tomas]
contest, Mr. and Ms. Medicine. Pareho kaming doctor, pareho kaming judges. Dumaan siya, nagpalakpakan ang mga tao. Napaka-popular niya sa UST. Naintriga naman ako na sino itong taong ito.

Anyway, I've found out na he's an intern at Makati Med. Nasa age na 25 to 26, and my daughter then was 23. So, sabi ko, 'Ay, bagay 'to. Naghahanap na ako... My daughter was taking pre-med, and then, hindi niya type, nag-quit. So, sabi ko, 'Sino kaya ang magte-takeover ng clinic ko ngayon?' The only thing that can happen is for Cristalle to marry a doctor, but hindi sila magkakilala ha, not at all.

"So, noong umuwi ako sa bahay, I told her, 'Cristalle, I've found na someone you can marry!' Cristalle was, 'Mommy, ano ba 'yang sinasabi mo?' So, I said, 'I've found this doctor, guwapo siya, matangkad, matalino, charming. So, 'yan, marry na lang a doctor kasi ayaw mong maging doctor.' And she said, 'Mommy naman, may boyfriend ako, si Jeff,' na we love very much. Pero sabi ko, 'Still, you meet him na lang kasi kailangan ko talaga ng doctor.' Sorry, Jeff, ha..."

So, ikaw ang nag-matchmaker?

"Ako ang nag-matchmaker. It's not that they don't like each other, it's because my daughter is very faithful. And Hayden had a girlfriend naman at that time. Hayden will visit the clinic. So ako, 'Cristalle, what do you think?' So, she said, 'Mommy, he's cute but I have a boyfriend.' So, I'm proud of you, Cristalle, because you have the right values."

May suspetsa ka ba noon pa na hindi magiging tapat sa 'yo si Hayden?

Alam mo talaga, most of the time, talagang wala. For such a long time, wala. Because he's the most caring, thoughtful boyfriend. And he's always with me. We're together at work, we're together at night.

Pero one time, I went to Joyce Jimenez's wedding because I'm one of the ninangs. I was in the States and I only went there for four days, tapos six days supposedly. Parang may kutob lang ako na may nangyayari. So, binola-bola ko lang si Hayden na uuwi ako in six days, tapos umuwi ako in four days.

"Galing sa airport, alam mo naman ang flight, di ba, dumarating ng six in the morning? So, dumiretso ako sa condo niya [Hayden]. Tapos yung puso ko, parang ganoon pa...akala ko may mahuhuli ako run. Pero pagpasok ko, nag-iisa lang siya. At saka he was so happy to see me. He was hugging me like, 'I'm so happy you came back early!' So, nawala yung doubt ko."

Talk about the very infamous video circulated. Meron daw siya nito as evidence. So, once and for all, can she tell if there's really a video with Hayden and another girl?

"Yes, there's a video, but it's not what you think. No, what I saw was a video that Hayden was taping Katrina [Halili]. Like, asking her a question, 'Do you love me?' Si Katrina naman, 'Mahal na mahal kita.' So, that's enough evidence, di ba?"

What were the other lines she heard from the video?

"The line that was painful... Actually, there's many painful, but the most painful video, the one that was masakit was: 'Girlfriend mo lang naman siya, e. Ako, asawa mo.' That was what Katrina said."

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Most Wanted Question No. 3: Yun bang pagbabati n'yo ni Kris Aquino, sincere at bukal sa puso or imbento lang dahil gusto niyang mag-rate ang bagong show? (Kris interviewed Dra. Belo recently for the former's new show in ABS-CBN, Showbiz News Ngayon).

"Well, I did the interview kasi tinawagan ako ni Deo Endrinal, yung manager ni Kris. Tapos sabi niya, 'It's the chance also for you guys to bury the hatchet, so to speak.' Talagang ako, sincere ako sa desire na matapos na yung mga bad memories, etc., at maging okey kami ni Kris. And I'd like to really believe na sincere na rin naman si Kris na makipagbati sa akin."

Did you apologize to her or did she apologize to you? May expectation ba na kailangang mag-apologize?

"Hindi, walang nag-apologize, kasi wala naman kaming ginawang masama sa isa't isa. It's just circumstances that were beyond our control."

Most Wanted Question No. 2: Napatawad mo na ba si Katrina Halili?

"Alam mo, Kristiyano ako at sa buong buhay ko naman, palagi akong nagpapatawad. Pero kung tinatanong mo ako kung nasaktan ako? Sobra! Kung upset? Medyo. Kasi, of all people, malapit na malapit ako kay Katrina, at akala ko...

"Besides, Mo, when you're angry and bitter, nakakatanda yun."

Regardless of the denial na Dr. Hayden Kho gave at denial ni Rufa Mae Quinto, feeling ba niya, in her opinion, may nangyari ba talaga between Hayden and Rufa Mae?

"Opinion ko lang 'to? Gut feel ko lang 'to? Yeah, I really think something happened between them. I really think they had something, like a fling."

Do you base this feeling on feeling lang or, kahit paano, may konting evidence?

"Hindi naman evidence, as in sobrang evidence. Pero may evidence na hindi naman yung inaakala mong evidence."

Most Wanted Question No. 1: Kung hindi ka naging successful, sa tingin mo, mamahalin ka pa rin ni Hayden?

"Alam mo, medyo mahirap 'yang question na 'yan, kasi kasama na rin sa package, di ba? Kasi, that's what I am. So, how can I say if that wasn't me? I don't know, di ba? Kasi, hindi na ako yun kung wala ako nun."

Did you ever feel that Hayden, or any of your past boyfriends, was a gold digger?

"Definitely not Hayden. Because he didn't ask for anything. He never took advantage of me, which he could have done a lot. And he never did. And, in fact, he was trying to match me, di ba? If I give him something, he will. Actually, siya talaga yung nagbibigay ng regalo, palaging nagsu-surprise. So I will never say Hayden is a gold digger. Pero yung past boyfriend ko, bago si Hayden, oo, aaminin ko, gold digger siya."

Does Hayden deserve a second chance?

"Mo, I don't know... What do you think?"

Kaya mo ba na magbigay ng second chance?

"I think everybody deserves a second chance. All I can say is... and I think it's a lesson to everybody. In my life, it became successful because I always give it all to God. It's like, 'God, bahala ka na sa akin.' And it always comes out well, except sa lovelife ko. Dun matigas ang ulo ko. Dun gusto ko palagi, ako ang namimili. Ako ang nagde-decide kung sino at medyo palpak ako dun. So ngayon, sinasabi ko na, in front of everybody, 'God, bahala na po Kayo na maghanap ng tamang lalaki para sa akin."

What's the worst part of being Vicki Belo?

"The hardest part of being me is that, many people... Hayden was not part of them ha, but many people want to take advantage of me. And I feel really, really bad kasi naman, nandito ako para tulungan ang mga tao. To be the best they can be and to be the best version of themselves.

"And I'm sincere in wanting to make the Philippines as the cosmetic surgery capital. To make people fly here and medical tourism. At naniniwala akong lahat ng tao ay mababait at walang gagawing masama sa akin. Pero maraming beses akong nasasawi... Tama ba yung word ko? Kasi medyo talaga, yung you think ang mga tao sincere, tapos nagte-take advantage sa 'yo."

Videos courtesy of

Sunday, February 22, 2009

81st Oscar Awards - List of Winners

Here is the complete list of nominees and winners (in bold slant font) as they are announced at the 81st Academy Awards on February 23, 2009.

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader

Best Director
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry - The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant - Milk

Best Actor
Sean Penn - Milk
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Best Actress
Kate Winslet - The Reader
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Amy Adams - Doubt
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

Best Foreign Language Film
Departures - Japan
Revanche - Austria
The Class - France
The Baader Meinhof Complex - Germany
Waltz With Bashir - Israel

Best animated feature film
Kung Fu Panda

Best Adapted Screenplay
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader

Best Original Screenplay
Milk, Dustin Lance Black
In Bruges
Frozen River

Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Original Song
Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire
Down To Earth - Wall-E
O Saya - Slumdog Millionaire

Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader

Costume Design
The Duchess
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road

Best Documentary Feature
Man on Wire
The Betrayal
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Trouble The Water

Best Documentary Short Subject
Smile Pinki
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

Film Editing
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Live Action Short Film
Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Auf der Strecke (On The Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig

Best Animated Short Film
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
This Way Up

Sound Editing
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire

Sound Mixing
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

2009 Razzie Awards - List of Winners

The Razzie Awards is the least-anticipated awards show in Hollywood because it dishonors the worst in the movie industry kinda like the opposite of the Oscars. This year, Paris Hilton and Mike Myers received the dreaded Golden Raspberry trophies.

2009 Razzie Nominees and Winners (in bold slant font)

Worst Picture
The Love Guru
Disaster Movie
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Meet the Spartans
The Happening
The Hottie & the Nottie

Worst Actor
Mike Myers - The Love Guru
Eddie Murphy - Meet Dave
Al Pacino - 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill
Mark Wahlberg - The Happening and Max Payne
Larry the Cable Guy - Witless Protection

Worst Actress
Paris Hilton - The Hottie & the Nottie
Jessica Alba - The Love Guru and The Eye
Cameron Diaz - What Happens in Vegas
Kate Hudson - Fool�s Gold and My Best Friend�s Girl
The Entier Cast of �The Women� - Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Meg Ryan.

Worst Supporting Actor
Pierce Brosnan - Mamma Mia!
Uwe Boll, Postal
Ben Kingsley, The Love Guru, War, Inc., The Wackness
Burt Reynolds, Deal and In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Verne Troyer, The Love Guru and Postal.

Worst Supporting Actress
Paris Hilton - Repo! The Genetic Opera
Carmen Electra - Disaster Movie, Meet The Spartans
Kim Kardashian - Disaster Movie
Jenny Mccarthy, Witless Protection
Leelee Sobieski - 88 Minutes, In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Worst Screen Couple
Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Jorel David Moore, The Hottie And The Nottie
Uwe Boll and Any Actor, Camera and Screenplay
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, What Happens In Vegas
Larry The Cable Guy and Jenny Mccarthy, Witless Protection;
Eddie Murphy In Eddie Murphy, Meet Dave.

Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake Or Rip-Off
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Disaster Movie
Meet The Spartans
Speed Racer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Worst Director
Uwe Boll - Tunnel Rats, In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale And Postal
Jason Friedberg And Aaron Seltzer - Disaster Movie And Meet The Spartans
Tom Putnam - The Hottie And The Nottie
Marco Schnabel - The Love Guru
M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening.

Worst Screenplay
Mike Myers and Graham Gordy, The Love Guru
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer - Disaster Movie And Meet The Spartans
M. Night Shyamalan - The Happening
Heidi Ferrer - The Hottie And The Nottie
Doug Taylor - In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Worst Career Achievement
Uwe Boll - �Germany�s answer to Ed Wood�

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jommy Teotico is the First El Ultimo Participante of Pinoy Fear Factor

24-year-old model Jommy Teotico was declared El Ultimo Participante after beating 18-year-old Janna Dominguez in the final stunt of Pinoy Fear Factor.

In the final stunt called El �ltimo Duelo, Jommy Teotico and Janna Dominguez must drive a car very fast towards a slanted ramp which causes the car to flip over. The stunt is called Volcando el Auto (Car Roll Over). The one who lands the car farthest from the starting line becomes the El �ltimo Participante.

Jommy landed the car farther at 22.5 m. while Janna's at 17.1 m. He was therefore deemed "El �ltimo Participante" winning P2 million pesos and a house and lot from Avida Ayala Land Company.

Watch Pinoy Fear Factor "El Ultimo Duelo" below:

Rihanna's Beaten Face Revealed

Here is the shocking photo of Rihanna taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her during an altercation in Los Angeles on Feb. 8.

Annabelle Rama's Word War with Wilma Galvante Over JC de Vera

Ang balita na galit na galit si Annabelle Rama sa SVP for Entertainment TV ng GMA-7 na si Wilma Galvante ang headline sa column ni Alfie Lorenzo sa Abante ngayong araw, February 19.

Isinulat ni Alfie sa kanyang column na nagpupuyos daw sa galit si Annabelle noong Lunes ng gabi, February 16. Kausap ni Annabelle ang mga magulang ng kanyang talent na si JC de Vera dahil nagsumbong diumano ang batang aktor sa ama at ina nito na tinakot daw siya ng lady executive ng GMA-7. Diumano, binantaan ni Ms. Galvante si JC na idedemanda ito kapag lumipat siya sa ABS-CBN.

ANNABELLE RAMA'S SIDE. Nakipagkita si Annabelle kay Alfie Lorenzo noong Lunes ng gabi at naglitanya ng sama ng loob niya laban sa GMA-7 executive. Ito ang eksaktong report ni Alfie sa column niya tungkol sa sinabi ni Annabelle sa kanya:

"Maliwanag ang pakiusap ko kay Wilma Galvante na habang wala pang trabaho si JC pagkatapos ng Lalola ay pagbibigyan ko ang request mo [Alfie] na ipahiram muna si JC sa Nurserye ni Juday at pagkatapos ay babalik siya sa GMA-7 kung pipik-apin nila ang option sa kontrata ni JC pag natapos na ang kontrata niya sa March.

"Maayos naman ang usapan namin. Ewan ko kung hindi naiintindihan ni Wilma ang sabi ko na tatapusin muna ni JC ang kontrata niya sa Siyete hanggang sa Marso. At bago kami pipirma sa renewal ng option kung kukunin pa nila si JC, pakiusap ko pa nga na gagawa muna si JC sa Nurserye ni Juday bilang pagbibigay ko sa iyo [Alfie] as my friend for life.

"Biglang binigyan ng bagong show si JC, pero hindi naman siya ang bida kundi support lang ni Marvin Agustin! Ano ba yun? Apat na linggo siyang nagbida sa Obra, tapos ngayon gagawin ng re�gular ang Obra, biglang ibinaba ang kategorya ni JC, supporting na lang! Eh, bida siya sa Lalola, ang taas ng ratings nun, tapos susuporta na lang siya kay Marvin Agustin?

"Eh, gusto pa yatang sirain ang career ni JC. Nagbida na, ibabalik sa supporting! Hummphh!!!!"

Argumento naman ni Alfie, "Eh, bakit nga ipinagdadamot ng GMA ang talent na sa kanila dinala in the first place ng manager niyang si Annabelle Rama? Buti sana kung under contract sa Artist Center ng GMA si JC de Vera at hawak nila sa leeg. Eh, hindi naman nga! At ang manager ni JC na si Bisaya ang nagdedesisyon. Bakit nga naman ikinulong sa office ni Ms. Wilma Galvante si JC at pinagalitan at ayon kay Bisaya eh, 'tinakot-takot pa'? Kaya nag-iiyak sa nerbiyos tuloy ang binata! "

Ayon pa kay Alfie, "Gusto rin kasi naming tulungan ang talent ng kaibigan namin. Feeling namin, mas lalaki ang image ni JC kung maipa-partner siya kay Juday. At kapag tumodo na ang liwanag ng status ay mas mapapakinabangan pa siya ng GMA-7."

THE STORY CONFERENCE. Para maging malinaw ang isyu, hiningi ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ang panig ni Ms. Wilma sa pamamagitan ni Angel Javier ng Corporate Communications ng GMA-7. Ito ang paliwanag na natanggap namin:

"Last Monday, may story conference po ang new season ng Obra sa 7th floor concept room. Isa sa mga featured stars dito ay si JC de Vera. Conducting the said story conference were Ms. Redgie Magno, Senior Program Manager, and Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable, AVP for Drama. Naroroon po ang ibang mga Kapuso talents na gaganap din sa istorya. Nakita ko sina Marvin Agustin, Bianca King, Maxene Magalona na kasama ang mom niya [Pia Magalona].

"Ms. Wilma Galvante did not attend the meeting and was just in her office, adjacent to the concept room.

"After a few minutes, Redgie and Lilybeth entered the office of Ma'am Wilma saying that JC was crying. They said Joseph Boncalan, Obra's EP [executive producer] got a call from Annabelle Rama saying that she was pulling out JC from Obra. Redgie asked JC if he was aware of this. JC said, 'Wala po akong alam.'

"So Redgie said, 'Mukhang hindi mo muna gagawin ang Obra. Mag-usap muna kayo ng manager mo.' This was when JC broke down and told them, 'Hiyang-hiya na po ako sa mga write-up na lumalabas. Nahihiya na nga rin ako kay Ma'am Wilma, gusto ko nga siya na kausapin kaya lang, nahihiya ako.'

"This was when they asked JC to go to Ma'am Wilma's office so the other people will not hear nor see him crying."

WILMA GALVANTE'S SIDE. Nagbigay rin ng kanyang pahayag si Ms. Wilma kung ano ang pinag-usapan nila ni JC sa loob ng kanyang opisina.

"We talked only for a few minutes. I asked him how he was and he said he was sorry for everything that is happening. Hindi raw niya gustong umalis sa GMA at masaya siya dito, pero hindi niya alam ang mga plano sa kanya ng manager niya at natatakot siya.

"I told him that we cannot interfere with his contract with his manager but what we can do is implement our contract with him. And that he will always have a place in this network. When I said that, he started to cry again.

"That's when I got a text message from Annabelle. Di ko na sasabihin ang laman ng text kasi puros pambabastos lang at pagmumura. Di talaga maganda. JC said he also received a text message just then. And then he cried again.

"Apparently, may kasamang alalay si JC na naiwan sa labas. Siya ang kumausap kay Annabelle sa phone at sinabing pinasok ni Redgie at Lilybeth si JC sa office ko. Kasalukuyang nasa labas din si Kuya Germs [German Moreno] kaya naririnig niya ang mga nangyayari.

"Malinaw na walang nangyaring pananakot kay JC. He was very much aware that the story conference was for Obra and he was not forced nor coerced to come here. Alam din ng manager ni JC na may meeting siya at may kasama pa nga siya na alalay niya.

"I was informed na ang reason kung bakit pinu-pull out ni Annabelle si JC sa Obra ay dahil sasapawan daw ng acting ni Marvin at bakit daw may show na naman si Bianca King? Si Marvin at si Bianca ay parehong GMA exclusive talents kaya may obligasyon ang network na bigyan sila ng mga programa. Higit sa lahat, bagay na bagay sa kanila ang roles na gagampanan nila sa Obra."

Dagdag ni Angel, "Ma'am Wilma also said that she and Ms. Annabelle Rama never discussed about lending JC to Nurserye and that she only knew of this through Tito Alfie's column today.

"Furthermore, the network has sent a letter to JC which he received and signed last January 2009 wherein the network expressed renewal of his contract until March 2010 based on item 4.5 of his original contract that says TALENT grants to GMA the exclusive and irrevocable option to renew this Contract for a period of one (1) year under the same terms and conditions. The agreement is deemed renewed upon the service by GMA of a written notice of renewal to the Talent prior to the expiration of this contract.

"Ms. Annabelle Rama was also sent a copy of said letter."

Hindi ito ang unang pagkakataon na nagkaroon ng hindi pagkakaunawaan sina Annabelle at Ms. Wilma. August of last year ay itinuro ni Annabelle si Ms. Wilma na may kagagawan sa pagkakasabay ng first-day showing ng pelikula nina Richard Gutierrez at KC Concepcion na For The First Time sa concert nina Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera sa Araneta Coliseum.

Nagkaayos ang dalawa last December nang magkita sila sa U.S.

Source: Jojo Gabinete, PEP

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ABS-CBN and Studio 23 Bag 17 out of 25 Trophies in 5th USTv Awards

University of Santo Tomas (UST) once again awarded ABS-CBN 2 and its sister station Studio 23 with 17 out of 25 trophies in the 5th USTv Students' Choice Awards.

The winners from ABS-CBN are:

Students' Choice of Educational Program: Matanglawin

Students' Choice of Female News and Public Affairs Host: Bernadette Sembrano

Students' Choice of Public Service Program: Salamat Dok

Students' Choice of Drama Program: Maalaala Mo Kaya

Most Popular Entertainment News Program: The Buzz

Most Popular Variety Show: ASAP '08

Students' Choice of Reality Show: Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2

Students' Choice of Local Daily Soap Opera: I Love Betty La Fea

Students' Choice of Documentary Program: XXX

Students' Choice of Magazine Program: Rated K

Students' Choice of Situational Comedy: That's My Doc

Students' Choice of Actor in a Daily Soap Opera: John Lloyd Cruz

Students' Choice of Actress in a Daily Soap Opera: Anne Curtis

Popular Talk Variety Program: Boy and Kris

Students' Choice of Full Animated Program: Naruto

Students' Choice of Foreign Soap Opera: They Kissed Again (It Started with a Kiss 2)

Most Popular Local Music Video: A Very Special Love

Most Popular Local Music Video Performer: Sarah Geronimo

The winners from Studio 23 are:

Students' Choice of Public Affairs Program: Y Speak

Students' Choice of Religious Program: Family Rosary Crusade

The 5th USTv awarding ceremony was held on February 19, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the UST Medicine Auditorium.

GMA-7 Receives 6 Trophies at 5th USTv Awards

GMA Network was awarded with 6 trophies at the 5th USTv Student's Choice Awards.

Students' Choice of News Program: 24 Oras

Students' Choice of Magazine Program: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho

Students' Choice of Documentary Program: I-Witness

Most Popular Gag Show: Bubble Gang

Students' Choice of News and Public Affairs Host: Mike Enriquez

Speculim Veritatis Award: Arnold Clavio

The USTv Students' Choice Awards honors the television programs and personalities that promote artistic excellence and Christian values in TV programming.

Heart Evangelista Answers Back Reminder Letter Issued by GMA-7

Annabelle Rama sent a letter to GMA Network in response to the reminder letter (read article here) issued by the TV station to her talent Heart Evangelista.

Here is the content of letter sent through Atty. Agnes Maranan of Rivera Santos and Maranan Law Offices on February 18, 2009:


"For and behalf of our client, Ms. Annabelle Rama-Gutierrez, we reply to your letter dated 10 February 2009 addressed to Ms. Love Marie Ongpauco a.k.a Heart Evangelista, copy furnished to Ms. Gutierrez as manager of said contract artist.

"Firstly, our client has instructed us to correct the allegation in your letter that Ms. Ongpauco's managers were turning down a program assigned to her by GMA because of restrictions in her endorsement contract with Centrum.

"During the meeting with GMA representatives, Ms. Ongpauco's managers, including our client, did turn down the network's proposal to have Ms. Ongpauco appear in the television series "Muling Buksan Ang Puso", but their refusal was based NOT on any contract restriction imposed by Centrum, but because the role offered would adversely damage and prejudice Ms. Ongpauco's public image and reputation.

"Ms. Ongpauco is only 23 years old, and enjoys a reputation for appearing in wholesome, family-oriented roles and programs. The role offered by GMA could hardly be described as "wholesome." It would include kissing scenes, bed scenes, dialogue and scenes depicting the proposed character as a mature woman competing with another for the affections of a man. In short, the role was perceived by Ms. Ongpauco's managers as being too mature for their artist. If this role was accepted, it would tarnish her image with her fan base, and would ultimately prejudice her highly-successful career.

"Indeed, Ms. Ongpauco's managers were disappointed and upset that GMA was willing to risk their artist's career and reputation on such a controversial role. Ms. Ongpauco is one of the lead artists in "Luna Mystika," a top-rated, primetime and very wholesome television program. GMA should have known, or at the very least should have considered, that having Ms. Ongpauco appear in a role in direct contrast to her current show would not be well received by the viewing public.

"We reiterate and underscore therefore that your representatives clearly misrepresented the deliberations, since the mature nature of the offered role was the principal reason for its rejection.

"Secondly, we have reviewed Ms. Ongpauco's contract with GMA, and take this opportunity to highlight issues in relation to specific contractual terms:

"a. On the obligations of the Talent detailed in Paragraph 2 and its sub-paragraphs: These paragraphs clearly spell out the projects that the Talent would be assigned in the first year, and these were limited to: (I) Lead actress role in "Asero", (II) Lead actress in "Saan Darating Ang Umaga", (III) Lead actress in a Koreanovela, (IV) Host/performer of SOP, and (V), guestings in programs and specials.

"The contract was executed on 30 May 2008, hence the parties are still in the first year of the contract. The role that was offered and refused was not among the projects that the Talent agreed to do in the first year. Further, it is GMA that has not complied with the contractual terms, since Ms. Ongpauco was not the lead actress in "Saan Darating Ang Umaga", nor has she been given the Koreanovela project. It is our client who must now insist that GMA comply with its obligation to have Ms. Ongpauco appear as lead actress in a Koreanovela series.

"b. Taping days and hours: Paragraph 3.6 of the talent contract provides that Ms. Ongpauco's taping day would be only up to 3:00 am per day.

"Records will confirm that this provision was violated on several occassions, with taping days running as late as 8:00 0r 9:00 am, hence an excess of as much as six ( 6 ) hours on taping days. In a letter dated 04 February 2009 addressed to GMA's Ms. Sally de Castro, Ms. Ongpauco's manager Ma. Cecilia Ongpauco called the network's attention to the fact that the Talent was being made to work beyond the 3:00 am deadline with no overtime pay paid, and Ms. Cecilia Ongpauco provided documents evidencing the release of the Talent beyond the contracted deadline on numerous taping days.

"For and or behalf of our client, we reiterate the demand for payment of overtime pay, and further, put the network on notice that paragraph 3.6 of the contract is being continuously violated.

"c. Endorsement agreements - The contract does not bar or restrict the Talent from endorsing products, neither does it require the Talent to furnish GMA with a copy of endorsements agreements. Hence, Ms. Ongpauco has absolutely no legal obligation to furnish the network with a copy of any contract which she may have executed to promote specific products or services.

"We trust that this reply sufficiently addresses the issues and concerns you raised in your letter dated 10 February 2009. Thank you for your attention."

GMA Network Issues Reminder Letter to Heart Evangelista

GMA-7 through its VP for Legal Affairs Atty. Dick Perez, issued a reminder letter to Heart Evangelista (Love Marie Ongpauco in real life) due to Annabelle Rama's (Heart's Manager) decision to turn down an afternoon soap titled "Sine Novela Presents: Muling Buksan ang Puso" which supposedly his first team-up with Actor Dennis Trillo.

According to Heart, aside from its afternoon timeslot, it will interfere with her Centrum endorsement contract which states that she cannot accept a mother role in any of her movie and TV projects.

Below is the copy of reminder letter sent to Heart on February 10, 2009:

"Dear Ms. Ongpauco,

"This pertains to the agreement for talent services between you and GMA Network. We were informed that your managers are turning down a program assigned by GMA to you owing to some alleged restrictions contained in your endorsement contract with Centrum.

"May we remind you of relevant provisions of the Agreement, as follows:

"1. Talent hereby warrants and represents that: (a) she has full power and authority to enter into and perform this agreement; and ( b) she has no other contract with any other person, firm, corporation or other entity which will or might interfere with the execution or performance of this agreement (Emphasis: ours).

4.2. In case of breach by TALENT af any provision of this Agreement or of any of Talent's warranties and representations, GMA may in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedy, recover liquidated damages from TALENT in the amount equivalent to TALENT's Minimum Guarantee for the first year (Php15M) of this Agreement.

"We have not been furnished a copy of the Centrum contract. If such restrictions do exist, and if you cannot perform the talent services for the program assigned to you because of such restrictions, you would be in clear breach of your warranty under the Agreement. In that event, we shall proceed to avail of legal remedies in order to protect our interests. We trust you will understand our position on this matter."

Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver Make it To American Idol Season 8 "Top 12"

Church music director Danny Gokey, young mother Alexis Grace and roughneck worker Michael Sarver are the first 3 finalists of American Idol Season 8.

Danny Gokey outsang the rest of the contestants Tuesday night through his soulful rendition of the Mariah Carey Olympics anthem "Hero" (watch it here). While, Alexis Grace sang "Never Loved a Man" by Aretha Franklin and Michael Sarver performed Gavin DeGraw's "I Don't Wanna Be".

The three will next compete on March 10 along with the 9 other finalists, which will be known on the next episodes.

The other 9 eliminated contestants, however, will still have a chance to become one of the Top 12 through the wildcard competition happening on March 5. They are:

Ricky Braddy
Anne Marie Boskovich
Casey Carlson
Anoop Desai
Tatiana del Toro
Stephen Fowler
Brent Keith
Jacklyn �Jackie� Tohn
Stevie Wright

On February 25 and March 3, two more groups composed of 12 contestants each will compete to get a slot in the Top 12:

Group 2 (on February 25)
Kris Allen
Matt Breitzke
Matt Giraud
Kai Kalama
Adam Lambert
Nick Mitchell
Megan Corkrey
Mishavonna Henson
Allison Iraheta
Jesse Langseth
Jasmine Murray
Jeanine Vailes

Group 3 (on March 3)
Ju'Not Joyner
Scott MacIntyre
Nathaniel Marshall
Jorge Nu�ez
Von Smith
Alex Wagner-Trugman
Arianna Afsar
Felicia Barton
Kendall Beard
Kristen McNamara
Lil Rounds
Taylor Vaifanua

Martin Nievera Releases New Album Titled "For Always"

Martin Nievera marks his 27th year in the music industry with an all-covers album titled "For Always". The Concert King is set to bring listeners a string of timeless classics from the �80s to the �90s with his new album from PolyEast Records.

Just recently, Martin was reunited with the Concert Queen, Pops Fernandez, for a one-night event at the Araneta Coliseum titled Missing You.

Aside from performing together for this much-anticipated reunion concert, the two recently collaborated with each other for the song "Reunited." This is just one of the 15 songs included in Martin's new album, which was formally launched with a press conference earlier today, February 17.

For Always has the carrier single "Maybe This Time," which is a Michael Murphy song about two friends who meet again. Martin's soothing voice gives life to the love-is-sweeter-the-second-time-around hit that became popular during the �80s.

This album features Martin's own rendition of songwriter-singer Richard Marx's "Now and Forever" as well as a very familiar song titled "All My Life" from legendary group America. Listen, ponder and sing along with Martin's revival of the songs "Old Photographs" popularized by Jim Capaldi; "All At Once," a Whitney Houston hit; "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill; "I'll Always Love You" by Michael Jansen and all-time favorite Peter Cetera hit "After All." Two songs come from Bryan Adams: "Heaven" and the anthemic "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You." Not to be missed is Martin's interpretation of Rick Price's "Heaven Knows" and Eric Benet's "The Last Time."

Take a trip down memory lane with Martin Nievera and take time to read of the liner notes in this album where he shares a personal thought about every song.

For Always is now available in all record bars nationwide.


1. Now and Forever
2. Maybe This Time
3. All My Life
4. Old Photographs
5. All At Once
6. Sometimes When We Touch
7. I'll Always Love You
8. Come What May
9. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
10. After All
11. Heaven
12. Reunited (duet with Pops Fernandez)
13. Heaven Knows
14. The Search is Over
15. The Last Time

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"When I Met U" Grossed 75.58 Million Pesos on its 1st Week

GMA Films and Regal Entertainment's Valentine offering 'When I Met U' ended its first week run with a whopping 75.58 million pesos according to Box Office Mojo.

The Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion starrer opened amazingly in SM City North EDSA cinema with an estimated 1.3 million pesos, marked the second biggest opening day income of all time next to Star Cinema's 'Ang Tanging Ina N�yong Lahat'.

In the weekend-gross report, however, When I Met U has reportedly earned 32.46 million pesos. It is not clear however if the figure represents Friday to Sunday gross or if opening day on Wednesday and Thursday gross were included.

GMA Films reported earlier that the movie earned 25 million pesos on Valentines Day alone. This means that the possible first week gross of the movie is in the 70M to 80M bracket. Thus, the total gross-to-date according to Box Office Mojo is $1,598,750 or P75.58 M.

In comparison to Richard and KC�s first movie �For the First Time�, When I Met U is significantly behind because the Star Cinema movie registered 78.9 million pesos on its first 5 days.

Top 10 Philippine Box Office
(February 11-15, 2009)

1. When I Met U - P32.46 M
2. Valkyrie - P12 M
3. Underwold: Rise of the Lycans - P10.73 M
4. The Pink Panther 2 - P6.61 M
5. Push - P4.99 M
6. Marley and Me - P2.89 M
7. Inkheart - P1.41 M
8. My Bloody Valentine 3D - P0.78 M
9. Status: Single - P0.74 M
10. Bride Wars - P0.64 M

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nina Filed Estafa Case Against Nyoy Volante

Soul Siren Nina finally speaks about what really happened between her and acoustic singer Nyoy Volante. How did they started? What causes the break-up? And the shocking revelations about the estafa case she filed against Nyoy Volante.

Watch the video below for Nina's version of the story courtesy of SNN:

Pinoy Big Brother Season 3 Audition Dates and Venues

ABS-CBN and Dream Big Productions recently announced the schedules and venues of auditions for Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) and Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 3.

February 27 - PDA Concert Hall

March 1 - Batangas

March 6 - Laoag

March 8 - Pampanga

April 17 - Bohol

April 19 - Roxas City

April 24 - Butuan City

April 26 - General Santos City

May 8 - Camarines Sur

Check video below for more details:

Kapuso Shows Still Dominate the Daytime and Primetime Mega Manila Ratings for Feb. 13 - 16

Five new shows debuted yesterday, February 16; three from GMA-7 and two from ABS-CBN.

From the Kapuso network, the shows that premiered yesterday were Sine Novela Presents Paano Ba ang Mangarap?, which reunites the pair of Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras with Hero Angeles; the subbed original Argentinian series Lalola; and the new Taiwanese romantic series Fated To Love You.

ABS-CBN, on the other hand, had the new morning talk show Ruffa and Ai hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez and Ai-Ai delas Alas, and the primetime showbiz talk show SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, hosted by the tandem of Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino. Boy and Kris used to host the daily show Boy & Kris, which was replaced by Ruffa and Ai.

Paano Ba ang Mangarap? placed third in the daytime race on its pilot episode with 21.9 percent; behind leaders Saan Darating ang Umaga? (a whopping 28.1 percent!) and Eat Bulaga! (23.2 percent).

Lalola, which took the timeslot of the Mexicanovela Rosalinda, took the sixth spot with 14.7 percent; behind fourth-placer Daisy Siete (18 percent) and fifth-placer Wowowee (15.5 percent).

Although Ruffa and Ai failed to squeeze in the Top 10, it slightly edged out rival show SiS. The pilot episode of Ruffa and Ai got 8.8 percent while SiS posted a rating of 8.7 percent.

SNN, which acquired a 26.2 percent rating on its premiere, managed to take the No. 8 spot in the primetime race where six shows reached the 30-plus mark. These are Luna Mystika (37 percent), Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (33.2 percent), Gagambino (32.4 percent), May Bukas Pa (31.6 percent), 24 Oras (30.3 percent), and Tayong Dalawa (30.3 percent).

Three other Kapamilya shows occupied the rest of the Top 10: I Love Betty La Fea (No. 7), TV Patrol World (No. 9), and Pinoy Fear Factor (22.6 percent).

Overall, Kapuso shows still dominate the daytime and primetime race. Luna Mystika, Saan Darating ang Umaga?, and Eat Bulaga! leading the pack among weekday programs while SOP, Mel & Joey, Imbestigador, and Eat Bulaga! were the topraters among weekend shows.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 13 to 16 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

February 13, Friday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.1%
Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 22.7%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 18.3%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.8%
Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 15.4%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%
Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
SiS (GMA-7) - 7.3%

Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 35.5%
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 32.3%
Gagambino (GMA-7) - 32%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
Money War (GMA-7) - 30.7%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.8%
I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 27.1%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 27%
Pinoy Fear Factor (GMA-7) - 24.7%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 21.3%

February 14, Saturday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 22.7%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 21.2%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
Startalk (GMA-7) - 15 %
Takeshi's Castle (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Flash Bomba (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%
Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%

Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 35.8%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) -34.5%
Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 29.2%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 22.3%
Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 19.9%
Kapuso Sine Festival (GMA-7) - 18.9%
Banana Split (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
XXX (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
Sine Totoo (GMA-7) - 11.2%

February 15, Sunday

SOP (GMA-7) - 17.1%
ASAP �08 (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 14.8%
Dear Friend (GMA-7) - 13.9%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 12.8%
Your Song Presents Feb-Ibig (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%
Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 6.4%

Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 28.4%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 27.5%
My Dad Is Bettr Than Your Dad (GMA-7) - 26.3%
All Star K (GMA-7) - 24.2%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 19.9%
Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 19.7%
The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%

February 16, Monday

Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 28.1%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.2%
Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 21.9%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 18%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
Lalola (GMA-7) - 14.7%
Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
La Traicion (ABS-CBN) - 10%

Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 37%
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 33.2%
Gagambino (GMA-7) - 32.4%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.6%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 30.3%
I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 28.7%
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 26.2%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.1%
Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) - 22.6%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines via PEP