Tuesday, March 31, 2009

KC Concepcion Covers Women's Health Philippines Maiden Issue

The maiden issue of Women�s Health in the Philippines features the sexy KC Concepcion sharing her secrets for having a sexy body despite her busy schedules in the movies, tv commercials, modeling, social environment concern and now, a tv series - a proof that you can be an actress and still be healthy.

KC is the perfect choice as the first cover girl for Women�s Health, which editor-in-chief Lara Parpan describes as "the premiere lifestyle magazine for the woman who values a healthy lifestyle and strives for balance in all areas of her life."

Read more about KC in the maiden issue of Women�s Health, available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide this April for P125 per copy.

GMA-7's "Are You The Next Big Star?" Audition Dates and Venues

Do you have what it takes to be the next big singing superstar? Do you have the artistry and the willpower to establish a career in music? Are you ready to take on the ultimate singing challenge and be a step closer to turning your dream into reality?

Are You The Next Big Star?, GMA-7's upcoming superstar search, is conducting a series of pre-screenings in several major cities in Luzon and Metro Manila throughout the month of April. The show is looking for talented Filipinos, who have the potential to create a name (or a comeback) in the highly competitive world of music.

Pre-screenings are open to all amateur and professional singers, male and female, 16-24 years old. For the first time in a singing competition, experienced singers/recording artists are allowed to join provided that they have no existing recording contract and no mainstream appearances in 2008.

Audition will begin at 10am on the following dates and venues:

April 2 and 3 at SM Baliwag

April 18 at SM Batangas

April 24 and 25 at SM Marikina.

Potential contestants need to bring with them an original and a photocopy of their birth certificate, a valid ID, 2 photos (1 full body and 1 close-up), and 2 audition materials (2 CDs in minus 1 format).

Head out to the nearest SM Mall and earn a once-in-a-lifetime shot at superstardom in Are You The Next Big Star? only on GMA-7.

"Galema, Anak ni Zuma" Soon on ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN's upcoming new show "Galema, Anak ni Zuma" will depict the story of mythical creatures known for having a two-headed snake wrapped around the shoulders. The Kapamilya Network and the creators of the original Zuma series�director Ben Yalung and writer Jim Fernandez�have already agreed to bring it to life again via television.

Galema, Anak ni Zuma is sure to heat up your nights with the beautiful and sultry Galema, which will be played by one of the most talented and stunning faces in showbiz.

The man behind the hit series Marina, Kampanerang Kuba, Dyosa and other popular fantaseryes, director Wenn Deramas will create the television version of Galema with Raymund Dizon as business unit head.

Anak ni Zuma was serialized by Aliwan Komiks from 1976 to 1984, making it one of the longest running series in Philippine komiks. In 1985, the film Zuma was shown to the public with Max Laurel cast as the evil Zuma and Snooky Serna as his kind-hearted daughter named Galema. Max reprised his role in the follow-up film titled Anak ni Zuma.

In the 1985 movie, Zuma (Max Laurel) was entombed in a buried Aztec pyramid but he was unearthed by an archaeological expedition team. The demigod wrecks havoc in the world but he is buried again in an avalanche. Years later, he resurfaces and faces his offspring (played by then child star Snooky Serna).

"Precious Hearts Romances" Soon on ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN has partnered with the leading romance pocket books publishers Precious Heart Romances in coming up with a tvserye based on well-loved romance novels.

"First time ito for ABS-CBN that we acquired lots of titles para gawing teleserye. Gagawin natin ang �Bud Brothers� na isinulat ni Rose Tan at �Kristine� na isinulat ni Martha Cecilia. Usong uso naman ngayon �yung libro na ginagawang TV series o pelikula tulad ng Harry Potter at Twilight� ang lakas ng kilig, ng romance element, kaya maraming makaka-relate." said Direk Lauren Dyogi - the head of this project.

Precious Hearts Romances Publisher Jun Matias, on the other hand said that he is honored with the trust that ABS-CBN gave to their books. "Masaya kami. Noong una pa lang, sa 18 years ng Precious Heart, nakikita ko nang may potential ang mga books namin na magawa into TV or movie."

Precious Heart Romances stories will be soon on Philippine TV soon.

Kambal Sa Uma - Trailer

Watch the trailer of ABS-CBN's new Hapontastic TV offering titled "Kambal sa Uma".

"Kambal sa Uma" stars Melissa Ricks and Shaina Magdayao.

Click here to know more about Kambal sa Uma.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Angel Locsin is Style Bible Hottest Billboard Poser for 2009

Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin was declared by Style Bible as the Hottest Billboard Poser for 2009 in Style Bible Awards 2009 Readers' Choice category of 'Battle of the Billboards'.

She garnered almost 5 million votes besting other celebrity endorsers like Gretchen Barretto, Kristine Hermosa, Anne Cutris, Carmina Villaroel and Lucy Torres-Gomez.

Angel was thankful for being chosen as the hottest billboard poser for 2009. "Proud naman ako siyempre dahil pinaghirapan namin 'yon and nagpapasalamat ako dahil naa-appreciate 'yong mga ginagawa namin."

See below Angel Locsin's winning billboard by Folded & Hung:

Sandara Park is the Latest Addition to Korea's All-Female Hit Group "21"

Good news to all Sandara Park fans out there!!!

Sandara has been officially included in "21" - an all-girl group in Korea that has been getting all the hype. The group was said to be the female counterpart to Korea's legendary all-male group "Big Bang".

Watch below LG phone commercial music video featuring the song "Lollipop" - a collaboration of the groups Big Bang and 21.

2009 Nickelodeon Kids� Choice Awards - Winners

Here are this year�s winners of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:


Favorite Movie - High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Favorite Male Movie Star - Will Smith, Hancock

Favorite Female Movie Star - Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Favorite Animated Movie - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie - Jack Black, as Po, Kung Fu Panda


Favorite Song - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) by Beyonce

Favorite Male Singer - Jesse McCartney

Favorite Female Singer - Miley Cyrus

Favorite Music Group - Jonas Brothers


Favorite TV Show - iCarly

Favorite Reality Show - American Idol

Favorite Television Actor - Dylan Sprouse, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Favorite Television Actress - Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Cartoon - SpongeBob SquarePants


Favorite Male Athlete - Peyton Manning

Favorite Female Athlete - Candace Parker


Favorite Video Game - Guitar Hero World Tour

Favorite Book - Twilight series

Dwayne �The Rock� Johnson played host at the 22nd annual slime-filled Nickelodeon spectacle held inside UCLA�s Pauley Pavilion.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Movie Trailer

Watch below Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie trailer.

In the flick, Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort�s dark past.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters on July 17

American Idol Says Goodbye to Michael Sarver

Michael Sarver who performed "Ain�t Too Proud to Beg" on American Idol Top 10 performance night was sent home tonight.

As a recap, here�s what the judges said on Sarver�s last night performance:

Paula Abdul: "For me this was a tough performance. Felt Las Vegas loungy for me. You need to be dominating that song.

Simon Cowell: "I couldn�t wait for it to end. You were screaming and shouting. You have no chance of winning based on that type of vocal. In the real world it isn�t good enough."

Randy Jackson: "The song was a little to big for you. You made it little corny. It wasn�t a great performance."

Kara DioGuardi: "We are looking for an artist. Next week you need to be an artist."

Scott McIntyre and Matt Giraud joined Sarver in the bottom three spot.

"Kambal sa Uma" Soon on ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN is set to make a television version of 1978 hit movie "Kambal sa Uma (Twins on the Farm)."

Kambal sa Uma was created by novelists Jim Fernandez and Ernie Santiago and first published on Pinoy Komiks. It was adapted to movie by well-acclaimed director Joey Gosiengfiao and stars Rio Locsin as Ella, Orestes Ojeda, Al Tantay, and Julie Ann Fortich. Introducing then were showbiz siblings Dennis Roldan and Isabel Rivas.

In the television version, young actress Melissa Ricks will play as Ella - a half-human half-rat character, Shaina Magdayao as Vira, and Rio Locsin, who plays Ella in the movie adaptation, now as Milagros - Ella's mother.

Other stars included in the cast are actors Bing Davao, Allan Paule, Nonie Buencamino, Valerie �Bangs� Garcia, Jordan Herrera, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos.

Kambal sa Uma is set to be a daily afternoon series happening only this summer on ABS-CBN.

25th Star Awards for Movies - List of Nominees

The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) has just released its the nominees for 2009 Star Awards for Movies.

Here are the nominees:

Movie of the Year

A Very Special Love (Star Cinema)
Baler (Viva Films and Bida Productions)
Caregiver (Star Cinema)
Kulam (Regal Entertainment)
Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures Co.)

Digital Movie of the Year

100 (Martinez Rivera Films Productions)
Boses (Erasto Films)
Paupahan (ATD Productions)
Torotot (Viva Digital)
Yanggaw (Creative Programs Inc./Strawdogs Studio Productions)
Sisa (Oncam Productions)
Jay (Pasion Para Pelicula Productions)

Movie Director of the Year

Dante Nico Garcia (Ploning)
Cathy-Garcia Molina (A Very Special Love)
Jun Lana (Kulam)
Mark Meily (Baler)
Chito Ro�o (Caregiver)

Digital Movie Director of the Year

Crisostomo Juan Andaluz (Sisa)
Maryo J. delos Reyes (Torotot)
Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (Boses)
Chris Martinez (100)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Richard Somes (Yanggaw)
Joven Tan (Paupahan)

Movie Actor of the Year

Carlo Aquino (Carnivore)
John Lloyd Cruz (A Very Special Love)
Allen Dizon (Paupahan)
Baron Geisler (Jay)
Ronnie Lazaro (Yanggaw)
Aga Muhlach (When Love Begins)
Jericho Rosales (Baler)

Movie Actress of the Year

Irma Adlawan (Hubad)
Sharon Cuneta (Caregiver)
Anne Curtis (Baler)
Mylene Dizon (100)
Gloria Romero (Fuchsia)
Judy Ann Santos (Kulam)
Jodi Sta Maria (Sisa)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year

Ricky Davao (Boses)
Emilio Garcia (Walang Kawala)
Baron Geisler (Baler)
German Moreno (Paupahan)
Phillip Salvador (Baler)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year

Tetchie Agbayani (Yanggaw)
Shamaine Buencamino (Ang Lihim ni Antonio)
Gloria Romero (Paupahan)
Tessie Tomas (100)
Snooky Serna (Paupahan)

New Movie Actor of the Year

Julian Duque (Boses)
Bojong Fernandez (Ploning)
Kenjie Garcia (Ang Lihim ni Antonio)
Carlo Guevara (Desperadas 2)
Sherwin Ordo�ez (Kurap)
Prince Stefan (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, �Class Picture� episode)

New Movie Actress of the Year

Precious Adona (Torotot)
Ynna Asistio (Concerto)
KC Concepcion (For The First Time)
Ni�a Jose (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, �Class Picture� episode)
Chariz Solomon (My Best Friend�s Girlfriend)

Movie Child Performer of the Year

Julian Duque (Boses)
Ashley Rhein Arca (Kurap)
Tala Santos (Boses)
Sharlene San Pedro (Kulam)
Robert Villar (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, �Nieves� episode)

Original Movie Screenplay of the Year

Roy Iglesias (Baler)
Raz Sobida-Dela Torre (A Very Special Love)
Dante Nico Garcia and Benjamin Lingan (Ploning)
Jun Lana, Elmer Gatchalian and Renato Custodio (Kulam)
Chris Martinez (Caregiver)

Digital Original Movie Screenplay of the Year

Dennis Evangelista (Paupahan)
Chris Martinez (100)
Froi Medina and Rody Vera (Boses)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Richard Somes (Yanggaw)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Eli Balce (Caregiver)
Lee MeiIy (Baler)
Charlie S. Peralta (Ploning)
Manuel Teehankee (A Very Special Love)
Moises Zee (Kulam)

Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Albert Banzon (Sisa)
Hermann Claravall and Lyle Sacris (Yanggaw)
Larry Manda (100)
Lee Meily (Lovebirds)
Romy Vitug (Paupahan)

Movie Editor of the Year

Danny A�onuevo (Baler)
Danny A�onuevo (Ploning)
Manet Dayrit (Caregiver)
Marya Ignacio (A Very Special Love)
Ria De Guzman, Renewin Alano & Mikael Angelo Pestano (Kulam)

PMPC will stage this year's awarding on May 31, 2009 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater in Ateneo de Manila University.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

American Idol Season 8 Top 10: 50 Years of Motown Performance Night

The remaining 10 American Idol hopefuls performed 50 Years of Motown on a special performance night of American Idol Season 8 (click names to watch their performances):

Megan Joy - For Once in My Life

Anoop Desai - Oooo Baby Baby

Michael Sarver - Ain't Too Proud to Beg

Lil Rounds - Heatwave

Sarah Geronimo is Sony Ericsson Brand Ambassador in the Philippines

Sarah Geronimo was chosen by Sony Ericsson as its first brand ambassador for the Philippines.

As part of the job, Sarah will take part in some exciting and innovative consumer brand campaigns this year. First in the list is the launch of Smile Shutter Technology and the new Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot phone - the first in the Cyber-shot line of phones to offer Smile Shutter.

In addition, Sarah will also be involved in some campaigns for the Walkman line of music phones from Sony Ericsson.

"1 Liter of Tears" Soon on GMA-7

1 Liter of Tears (A Litre of Tears) is a 2006 Japanese drama that tells the story of 15-year-old girl who got an extraordinary disease and how this disease changed her and the people she loves.

Also known as Ichi Rittoru no Namida, One Litre of Tears, A Diary with Tears, this drama series will be Tagalized and be shown soon on GMA-7.

Synopsis: 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya was an ordinary girl, the daughter of a family who works at a tofu shop, and a soon-to-be high schooler. However, odd things have been happening to Aya lately. She has been falling down often and walks strange. Her mother, Shioka, takes Aya to see the doctor, and he informs Shioka that Aya has spinocerebellar degeneration - a terrible disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat. A cruel disease, as it does not affect the mind in the least. How will Aya react when told about her disease? And how will Aya live from now on?

Featuring today's hottest stars of Japan: Erika Sawajiri as Ikeuchi Aya, Hiroko Yakushimaru as Ikeuchi Shioka, Ryo Nishikidoas Asou Haruto, Jinnai Takanori as Ikeuchi Mizuo, Riko Narumi as Ikeuchi Ako, and Naohito Fujiki as Mizuno Hiroshi.

1 Liter of Tears trailer:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

David Cook and David Archuleta Live in Manila!

It's confirmed! The two Davids of American Idol Season 7 will be performing live in Manila.

The one night back-to-back concert will be held on May 16, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia open ground.

Both David Cook and David Archuleta made video blogs to confirm and invite their Filipino fans on this year's most-awaited international concert event here in the Philippines.

According to reports, the back-to-back concert of Cook and Archuleta were made possible by Fearless Productions which is co-owned by actor Jomari Yllana and the Singson brothers.

Zorro's Pilot Episode Tops AGB and TNS Mega Manila Ratings

Zorro is the seventh primetime series of Richard Gutierrez on GMA-7 and its pilot episode topped both AGB and TNS Mega Manila ratings with 38.2%, his 3rd best pilot episode after Kamandag and Codename: Asero.

So far, Zorro holds the record for the best pilot rating by a GMA primetime series for 2009. The Richard Gutierrez-starrer bested Totoy Bato�s 36.7% last Feb. 23, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang�s 32.9% last Feb. 9 and All About Eve�s 26.1% last March 9.

Pilot Ratings of Richard Gutierrez�s primetime series:

1. Kamandag 42.7% (November 19, 2007)
2. Codename: Asero 40.1% (July 14, 2008)
3. Zorro - 38.2% (March 23, 2009)
4. Lupin - 37.8% (April 9, 2007)
5. Captain Barbell - 37.5% (May 29, 2006)
6. Sugo - 36.5% (July 04, 2005)
7. Mulawin - 33% (August 2, 2004)

Here are Top 10 daytime and primetime programs on March 23 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

1. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 23.4%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 21.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.5%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 16.7%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 16%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7)- 10.7%
10. Gokusen 3 (GMA-7) - 10.3%

1. Zorro (GMA-7) - 35.8
2. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 35.2%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.6%
4. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 29.3%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 29.1%
6. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
7. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
8. All About Eve (GMA-7) - 26.6%
9. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 23.7%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs on March 23 based on the overnight survey of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among Mega Manila households:

1. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 23.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 22.2%
3. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 21.2%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
5. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
6. Lalola (GMA-7) - 12.4%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7) / Gokusen 3 (GMA-7) - 9.2%
10. Slamdunk (GMA-7) - 9%

1. Zorro (GMA-7) - 38.2%
2. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 35.3%
3. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 30.6%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.5%
5. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
6. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 27.9%
7. All About Eve (GMA-7) - 27.3%
8. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.8%
9. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 25.5%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%

Source: Starmometer

Monday, March 23, 2009

3rd Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) - List of Winners; Gina Pareno Wins Best Supporting Actress for Serbis

Here are the winners of the recently concluded 2009 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF)awards night at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center:

Best Film: Tokyo Sonata (Japan, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands)

Best Director: Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Still Walking, Japan)

Best Actor: Motoki Masahiro (Departures, Japan)

Best Actress: Zhou Xun (The Equation of Love and Death, The Chinese Mainland)

Best Newcomer: Yu Shau-qun (Forever Enthralled, The Chinese Mainland)

Best Supporting Actor: Jung Woo-sun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, South Korea)

Best Supporting Actress: Gina Pare�o (Service, Philippines)

Best Screenwriter: Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Max Mannix, and Tanaka Sachiko (Tokyo Sonata, Japan / Hong Kong / The Netherlands)

Best Cinematographer: Jola Dylewska (Tulpan, Germany/ Kazakhstan/ Poland/ Russia/ Switzerland )

Best Production Designer: Daniel Lee Yan-Kong (Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragons, The Chinese Mainland / Hong Kong / South Korea)

Best Composer: Hisaishi Joe (Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea, Japan)

Best Editor: Kim Sun-Min (The Chaser, South Korea)

Best Visual Effects: Craig Hayes (Red Cliff, The Chinese Mainland)

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) aims to discover and recognize quality Asian films and supporting young film directors.

Bayani Agbayani Video Scandal

A youtube video showing an intoxicated fuming guy in a heated argument is now circulating on the internet.

The guy is said to be comedian Bayani Agbayani and the incident was happened on March 19, 2009 in a parking lot infront of Pier One Bar at The Fort, Taguig City.

In today's Wow! Ang Showbiz radio program in DWIZ, Bayani admitted that he is indeed the guy in the video.

"Kasi ang nangyari diyan, kasi yung parking lot sa The Fort, naka-hang siya pababa. So, nung pagsakay ko sa kotse ko, 'kala ko naman 'pag automatic, 'pag nasa 'D' ka hindi aatras. Nasa drive ka na, kahit hindi mo tinapakan yung gasoline, di aatras. So, umatras. May sasakyan sa likod ko, nakaparada din.

"So, may apat na lalake na lumapit sa akin. Ang sabi ko naman, ise-settle ko kasi kasalanan ko naman and besides, aksidente talaga, e. Wala tayong magagawa, e. So nung sinabi sa akin na six thousand lahat-lahat nung babayaran... Anyway, hindi ko na tiningnan yung damage, e. Isipin mo na lang, atras na six thousand ang babayaran mo. Para makaalis na rin, kasalanan ko naman, e. Ako ang umatras, e."

Bayani also mentioned that aside from the six thousand pesos payment he also asked for an apology but one of guys still hurled profane words at him, "Oo. Kaya ang sabi ko 'Alam mo, sumasaludo ako sa 'yo, bilib ako sa 'yo. Kaya lang, yung kasama niya nung nagse-settlement na kami, minura ako,'P**nang mo, 'wag mo nang i-settle 'yan, sa Crame na lang tayo magkita!"

According to Bayani he is not aware that his actions were being recorded and there's a malice intention in putting an edited video version of that incident on the internet.

"Nung parang nag-uusap na sila, parang masyadong mahinahon na ang boses nila, yun pala kinukunan na ako ng camera. Saka the moment na talagang iyu-YouTube nila, at para ipakita, talagang may motibo na sila. Unang-una pa lang, may motibo na. Ang masama kung tinakbuhan ko. Kung tinakbuhan ko yung aksidente na ginawa ko, pwede mo akong kasuhan, pwede mo akong siraan. Kaso mo, inayos ko naman, e. kaya lang, gumawa ka pa ng paraan para masira mo yung tao komo alam ko na lumalabas sa TV, personalidad..."

"Edited din yung video kase hindi do'n ipinakita kung bakit ako nagalit, e. Ipinakita yung nagagalit na ako. In-edit nila. Talagang may masama silang motibo, kasi yung sigaw pa lang niyang 'P***na, sa Crame tayo!' Ba't tayo pupunta ng Crame, e, inaayos ko na nga?"

Bayani also clarified the news that he held a gun during that time.

"Bilang lalake naman, inaalis ko yung pagiging artista ko... Wala po akong dalang baril, ha? Wala po, ha? Nag-aral naman po ako para ipagtanggol ang sarili ko. Kasi po yung iba, ang akala porke nagpapatawa ka, kayan-kayanan ka nila. Kaya kahit papaano, iinisip ko naman yung paraan para maipagtanggol ko naman yung sarili ko."

Watch below the youtube video titled "Bayani Agbayani NAGWALA" courtesy of xyper01:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2009

ABS-CBN recently launched its Summer Station ID. The station's new station ID shows how such vigor can be used to help make the country a better place.

In the colorful music video, entertainment stars and news personalities will be seen building homes for the poor, cleaning a river and the sea, sweeping streets, feeding children, among many other community activities.

They will also be dancing to a lively song performed by the Kanto Boys Billy Crawford, John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano and Vhong Navarro. The song, written by Robert Labayen and Peewee Gonzales, is about "spreading love and care every day and everywhere." The music was composed by Star Records� Christian Martinez.

ABS-CBN chose the socially relevant theme recognizing the hard times brought about by the global recession. The creators of the summer station ID believe the scarcity of material wealth can be overcome by an abundance of generosity and concern for one another. That is also why the company�s TV channel is using the battlecry Kayang-Kaya Natin, Kapamilya for the whole year.

The summer station ID was created by ABS-CBN�s Creative Communications Management Team. The project was led by Johnny de los Santos, Danie Sedilla-Cruz, Edsel Misenas, Kathrina Sanchez and Dang Baldonado. It is directed by Paolo Ramos and Peewee Gonzales. Other members are Jimmy Porca, project coordinator; Wowie Hao, cinematographer; Sam Esquillon, production designer; Rap dela Rea, editor; Maribeth Bichara, choreographer; Rosalie David, caster; and Marvin Bragas, location manager.

Watch ABS-CBN 2009 Summer Station ID here:

Heartthrobs in Canada - Concert Dates and Venues

Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual and Acoustic Heartthrob Sam Milby will stage a 3-night concert in Canada called "Heartthrobs 2009: The Canadian Tour".

Joining them are 2008 Box-Office Jing John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, and comedienne Pokwang.

Here are concert dates and venues:

April 9 - Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver

April 11 - Massey Hall in Toronto

April 12 - Winspear Centre in Edmonton

Manny Pacquiao Cancels Tie-up Contract with ABS-CBN; Kapamilya Respects Pacman's Decision

Manny Pacquiao finally put an end to the contestation made by his decision to tie-up and broadcast his upcoming fight with Ricky Hatton on May 2 with ABS-CBN and disregard current contract with Solar Sports and GMA-7.

In a statement�which was relayed through his legal counsel, Atty. Franklin Gacal on March 21, Pacquiao chose to drop the contract he recently signed with ABS-CBN to honor the "valid and binding" agreements between Solar Sports and MP Promotions.

Here's the message of Pacquiao:

"Ang inyo pong lingkod, si Manny Pacquiao, ay nais iparating sa lahat na matapos ang masusing pag-aaral at pagtimbang-timbang namin ng Solar Entertainment Corporation. Napatunayan na ang kontrata tungkol sa TV rights ng aking mga laban ay valid and binding, at hindi nilabag ninuman.

"Dahil po dito ay taos-puso akong humihingi ng paumanhin, kung kayo man ay naguluhan kung saan ipapalabas ang aking parating na laban kay Ricky Hatton.

"Ito po ay resulta lang ng hindi pagkakaintindihan sa pagitan ng Solar Entertainment Corporation at MP Promotions.

"Sana ay maunawaan ng lahat, at umaasa po ako sa walang tigil niyong pagsuporta at dasal sa lahat ng aking laban.

"Simula sa araw na ito ay nais kong mag-concentrate nang husto na lang sa aking training para sa aking darating na laban ngayong Mayo Dos.

"Maraming salamat at mabuhay po kayong lahat."

Meanwhile, despite the earlier announcements and teaser plugs which were aired, ABS-CBN "respects" Manny's decision.

Here is ABS-CBN's statement relayed the station's Corporate Communications head Bong Osorio:

"Manny Pacquiao approached ABS-CBN to be his media partner in airing his next fights. We thank you him for trusting us.

"He signed a contract with us, but we will not stand in the way if he decides to change his mind. We respect it, wish him good luck and we wait to hear from him."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yes Magazine 50 Most Powerful in Showbiz for 2008

The YES! list of the 50 Most Powerful in Showbiz for 2008 starts with a fair advice: "Before you dive into this list, a warning: You may not like what you read."

Listing down the movers and shakers of the local entertainment scene over the past fifteen months, the country's premier entertainment magazine�now celebrating its 9th year anniversary�ranks the "industry players who took an active role in shaping the landscape of entertainment."

The list�which may not sit well with some industry players and readers�bravely covers all corners by presenting not just the entertainers constantly seen on screen, but also commanding personalities who maneuver behind the spotlight: network executives, directors, talent managers, institutions, tycoons, a cosmetic surgeon, and even a renowned scriptwriter.

Here is the complete list of Yes Magazine 50 Most Powerful in Showbiz for 2008.


On top spot is Wowowee host Willie Revillame. Revillame bested 49 others to emerge as the most powerful in his field. The controversial TV personality recently brandished his uncanny mass appeal when he propelled YES!�in which he was the cover on its January 2009 issue�to publishing milestone by selling an enormous amount of copies unheard of in the local glossy magazine market.

"But the man has mojo," the article stated. "After ABS-CBN snapped him up again and reinstalled him as king of its noontime programming in 2005, he turned his life around�image, finances, lifestyle, work ethic, even daily routine�to become the king of Kapamilya land."

His peso value: 1 million per day contract with ABS-CBN

2nd: Actress and game show host Kris Aquino. Kris may not be as controversial as she was in the past, but it certainly did not diminish her star value. Landing in second place, the self-styled "Queen of All Media" barged into the list by the sheer grit of her worth (monetary speaking, that is).

Her peso value: 3.3 million guaranteed salary per month contract with ABS-CBN

3rd: Box-Office King John Lloyd Cruz, whose stocks rose even higher brought by the back-to-back success of A Very Special Love and You Changed My Life.

His peso value: 500 thousand per movie. 80 - 100 thousand per taping day

4th: Action superstar and Totoy Bato's lead star, Robin Padilla.

His peso value: 200-250 thousand per taping day

5th: GMA-7's current prized female star Marian Rivera who, according to showbiz insiders, pockets a cool "upwards P50,000 per taping day."

Her peso value: 600 thousand per movie. 50 thousand per taping day

6th: Zorro lead star and GMA-7's most prized male star Richard Gutierrez.

His peso value: 4 million per movie. 200 - 250 thousand per taping day

7th: One of the world's most sexiest Dingdong Dantes.

His peso value: 500 thousand - 1.5 million per movie. 100 thousand per taping day

8th: Comedy concert queen Ai-Ai delas Alas

Her peso value: 2 - 3 million per movie. 150 - 200 thousand per taping day

9th: Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual

His peso value: 3 million per movie. 150 thousand per taping day

10th: King of all Media Joey de Leon

11th: Vic Sotto

12th: Megastar Sharon Cuneta

13th: Young superstar Judy Ann Santos

14th: Toni Gonzaga

15th: 2008 Box-office queen Sarah Geronimo

16th: Michael V.

17th: Ogie Alcasid

18th: Regine Velasquez

19th: Bea Alonzo

20th: KC Concepcion

21st: Pinoy Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao

22nd: Senator Bong Revilla

23rd: Ruffa Gutierrez

24th: Lady Directors Joyce Bernal and Cathy Garcia-Molina

25th: Pinoy Komiksmen Carlo J. Caparas and Mars Ravelo

26th: Sam Milby

24 Most Powerful Showbiz Executives:

Even more interesting is the Executives list wherein the power heads of the entertainment industry were unmasked for the public to know.

As expected, the top brass of the two largest networks were pitted head-to-head against each other, breaking down their enormous influence and power not commonly known to outside spectators.

Top spot: Eugenio 'Gabby' Lopez III (ABS-CBN) and Atty. Felipe Gozon (GMA-7)

2nd: Charo Santos-Concio (ABS-CBN)

3rd: Cory Vidanes (ABS-CBN)

4th: Annette Gozon-Abrogar (GMA-7)

5th: Malou Santos (ABS-CBN)

9th: Deo Endrinal (ABS-CBN)

10th: Johnny Manahan (ABS-CBN)

11th: Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN)

12th: Lolit Solit (GMA-7)

20th: Ricardo 'Ricky' Lee

Eyebrows will surely rise as the April issue likewise offered an extensive, not to mention exhaustive, summary of ABS-CBN and GMA-7's overall earnings, investor desirability, reach and advertising revenues.

"Which of these two heavyweights would win the rounds of expenditures and profits�and which would be down for the count?" YES! asked before laying down the facts as presented by an expert analyst.

Grab a copy of YES! April issue-now available at all leading bookstores and magazine stands-to see the entire list.

Source: Yes Magazine via PEP

GMA-7 and Solar Sports to File Legal Case Against Manny Pacquiao; Pacquiao Answers Back

Filipino boxing champ Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao announces his decision to tie-up with ABS-CBN and it gives Pacman's Kapamilya supporters a good reason to be jolly but not for GMA-7 and Solar sports.

Solar Sports expressed its disappointment with Pacman's decision to cut short their contract, claiming that the contract with the boxing champ is still valid.

Solar's legal counsel Atty. Enrique dela Cruz Jr added, "Naniniwala po ang Solar na ang kontrata nila kay Manny Pacquiao ay valid at binding pa. Hindi ito maaaring labagin ni Manny Pacquiao at ng ABS-CBN."

Solar has yet to hear from Pacman concerning this issue though they revealed that Pacman has sent them a letter stating that he wanted to end his contract with them.

For Solar, they are ready to file cases against anyone�be it Pacman or ABS-CBN�who would violate the contract's agreement.

Likewise, GMA-7 also released a statement early this afternoon to show their disappointment with the boxing champ's decision.

GMA network�s Corporate Communications department through Legal Affairs Vice President Dick Perez, to Pacman.

The letter reads in full:

"Dear Mr. Pacquiao,

"We refer to your televised announcement that you have decided to partner with ABS-CBN and to the report that your future fights, including your match with Hatton, will now be aired in ABS-CBN.

"Please be advised that the Agreement between you and GMA still subsists and provides as follows:

"2.2 TALENT shall not appear on any television program, show, promotion or event of any broadcast media entity other than GMA and its subsidiaries and affiliates without the written consent of GMA."

"Your unilateral action to give ABS-CBN the right to air the Pacquiao-Hatton fight violates the above-referred provision to the Agreement.

"We demand that you strictly comply with the terms of our Agreement and that you recall immediately your grant to ABS-CBN of the airing right to the fight, otherwise, much to our regret, we shall take such actions as are necessary in order to protect our interests.

"We request your response to this letter within seven (7) days from your receipt hereof. If you fail to respond within the period given, we shall assume that you have not recalled your grant of airing right to ABS-CBN."

However, Manny Pacquiao said he is not affected by the possibility of him being sued after he chose ABS-CBN to be his new media partner.

"Maluwag ang loob ko. May mga tao naman ako na nag-aasikaso ng mga bagay na yan.

"Ako ang ginagawa ko ay mag-concentrate at focus sa fight ko at sana panoorin niyo fight ko at ipagdasal ako. Mapapanood niyo ang fight sa ABS-CBN versus Ricky Hatton.

"Laban ko, laban ng lahat. Maraming salamat sa inyo," said Pacquiao.

GMA-7 is Disappointed in Manny Pacquiao's Decision to Tie-Up with ABS-CBN

Manny Pacquiao's decision to cut his ties with Solar Sports, which broadcasts his fights on TV through GMA-7, and partner again with ABS-CBN causes a big disappointment on GMA Network Management .

In this regard, GMA Network released a statement about Pacquiao's move. And it reads:

"GMA Network is very disappointed with the reported decision of Manny Pacquiao to transfer from Solar Sports to ABS-CBN the rights to broadcast his fight with Ricky Hatton on May 2, 2009 and his other fights.

"We would like to clarify the following points:

1. The existing contract for the airing of Manny Pacquiao's fights in the Philippines is between Pacquiao and Solar Sports and NOT between Pacquiao and GMA Network;

2. Solar Sports just enters into blocktime agreements with GMA Network for the airing of Manny Pacquiao's fights in the country.

"Ms. Beth Celis in her newspaper column last March 18, 2009 said that 'The network (ABS-CBN) is said to have offered Manny full media support in the next election to ensure victory in the next year's congressional elections.' GMA Network did not offer the same to Pacquiao because the Omnibus Election Code prohibits television networks from doing so. Section 95 of the code states that 'no contribution for purposes of partisan political activity shall be made directly or indirectly' by grantees of franchises such as television networks.

"It was also reported that Pacquiao favored the other network because of ABS-CBN's dominance in Saranggani and the international presence of their reporters. GMA Network's news teams and existing contributors in key areas worldwide adequately cover important events like those of Pacquiao's activities. GMA also has a superior signal in General Santos City and environs.

"Aside from his two existing programs, Pinoy Records and Totoy Bato, GMA Entertainment offered projects to Manny as soon as his schedule allows. These include his own sitcom, a drama series, concerts in Las Vegas and Los Angeles in the United States and in key cities in Canada, and boxing clinics around the Philippines. The network may have to review these now in light of the recent developments.

"Moreover, according to GMA's Legal Counsel, Atty. Dick B. Perez, Manny Pacquiao has a separate contract with GMA Network which prohibits him from appearing on 'any television program, show, promotion or event of any other broadcast media entity other than GMA and its subsidiaries and affiliates without the written consent of GMA.' GMA has not given him its consent to appear in ABS-CBN."

American Idol Season 8 Top 11: Country Music Performance and Result Nights

Regretfully, 21-year old Alexis Grace was the latest contestant eliminated from the American Idol Season 8 competition.

Charice to Star in Hollywood Film "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2"

There is really no stopping Charice to conquer the international scene.

Although her first international album is yet to be released, Charice hits another milestone in her career as she is set to appear in her first Hollywood movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2".

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 is a live action-animation production by 20th Century Fox currently shooting in L.A. and slated to be shown in the Philippines in January 2010. It�s not clear yet what role Charice is playing but she already flew to Los Angeles last Monday in preparation to her first shooting day next week.

Charice was very careful not to reveal too many details about the said movie.

"Yung story niya umiikot sa tatlong animated characters," was the only clue Charice gave to the press.

Charice is also one of the featured stars to perform in the upcoming David Foster and Friends Concert on April 25, 2009 at Foxwood Casino Connecticut and May 9, 2009 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

40th Box Office Entertainment Awards - List of Winners

Here is the complete list of winners of the 40th Box Office Entertainment Awards:

2008 Box Office King & Queen - John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo (A Very Special Love)

Film Actor of the Year - Christopher de Leon (Magkaibigan)

Film Actress of the Year - Sharon Cuneta (Caregiver)

Prince and Princess of Philippine Movies & TV - Richard Gutierrez & KC Concepcion (For The First Time)

Male Concert Performer of the Year - Gary Valenciano (Gary Live@25)

Female Concert Performer of the Year - Sarah Geronimo (The Next One)

Male Recording Artist of the Year - Martin Nievera (Milestone)

Female Recording Artist of the Year - Sarah Geronimo (The Next One)

Most Popular Recording Group - Spongecola

Most Popular Novelty Singer - Moymoy Palaboy

Most Popular Loveteam of Movies and TV - Gerald Anderson & Kim Chiu

Most Promising Male Star of Movies and TV - Aljur Abrenica

Most Promising Female Star of Movies and TV - KC Concepcion

New Male Recording Artist of the Year (Most Promising Singer) - Bugoy Drilon (Paano Na Kaya?)

New Female Recording Artist of the Year (Promising Singer) - KC Concepcion (A.K.A. Cassandra)

Most Promising Performing Group - You've Got Male (Gian Magdangal, Jan Nieto, Harry Santos, and Bryan Termulo)

Most Popular Dance Group - EB Babes of Eat Bulaga!

Most Popular Child Actor, Movies and TV - Robert "Buboy" Villar

Most Popular Child Actress, Movies and TV - Sharlene San Pedro

Most Popular Film Producer - Star Cinema

Most Popular Film Director - Cathy Garcia-Molina (A Very Special Love)

Most Popular Screenwriter - Raz Sobida dela Torre (A Very Special Love)

Most Popular Television Program - Dyesebel (GMA -7)

Most Popular TV Director - Bb. Joyce Bernal (Dyesebel)

Special Awards:

Bert Marcelo Award (for Comedians) - Eugene Domingo

Comedy Box-Office King/s - Vic Sotto & Dolphy (Dobol Trobol)

Comedy Box-Office Queen - Ai-Ai delas Alas (Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat)

Valentine Box-Office King and Queen - Richard Gutierrez & Marian Rivera (My Best Friend's Girlfriend)

Outstanding Global Achievement by a Filipino Artist - Arnel Pineda and Charice Pempengco

Outstanding/Special Merit Award for Music (posthumous award) - Francis Magalona

Manny Pacquiao Returns to ABS-CBN

Filipino boxing hero Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao renewed his ties with ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., which will air his next matches including his highly-anticipated superfight with British superstar Ricky Hatton on May 2.

"Pagkatapos kong pag-isipang mabuti nilapitan ko ang ABS-CBN. Napagpasyahan ko pong makipag partner muli sa kanila,� Pacquiao, the reigning pound-for-pound king, said via ABS-CBN's TV Patrol.

"Sarili ko po itong desisyon," he added. "Sa ABS-CBN mapapanood nyo ang laban ko kay Ricky Hatton at ang mga susunod ko pa pong mga laban."

Pacquiao and ABS-CBN have collaborated in some of his fights, including the one against Mexican Oscar Larios in July 2006. The broadcasting network also aired his matches to Filipinos overseas through ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel.

"Wala pong pagbabago. Ang laban ko rin po ay laban po nating lahat mga Pilipino, kahit saan mang sulok ng mundo."

Pacquiao also appealed for support from his fans especially in his upcoming fight against Hatton, who is considered as his toughest match to date.

"Sana po, lagi nyo po akong ipagdasal sa mga darating ko pang laban, lalung lalo na this coming May second," said the Filipino champ, who also thanked his former network GMA-7 by saying, "Nagpapasalamat ako sa aking mga dating media partner."

ABS-CBN welcomed the return of Pacquiao even as it assured its support for his campaign against Hatton.

"We are very happy with the decision of Manny Pacquiao to be his partner in future fights, including the Pacquiao-Hatton fight on May 2. As his former media partner, we shall support Manny's campaign to bring honor to the Philippines and to his kababayans here and around the world," said Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN Head of Corporate Communications, in a statement.

"To Manny, we say, 'Welcome home, Kapamilya'," he added.

Osorio said that Pacquiao has signed a letter of intent with ABS-CBN which will cover the Hatton match and possibly three or more fights thereafter.

On questions about Pacquiao's contract with Solar Sports Entertainment, Osorio said the boxer will later answer queries to explain his decision.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao has reportedly long been wanting to return to ABS-CBN according to actress and talk show host Kris Aquino.

Aquino said in her program Showbiz News Ngayon that she greeted Pacquiao's wife Jinkee through text messaging after receiving news that the boxer has reopened his partnership with the network.

"Katext ko kanina si Mareng Jinkee Pacquiao at sinabi kong 'welcome back, balik Kapamilya ulit kayo'," said Aquino.

The talk show host said Jinkee replied back with: "Alam mo mare, matagal na talagang gusto ni Manny magbalik sa ABS-CBN at siya talaga ang may gusto at gumawa ng paraan para maging Kapamilyang muli."

Watch Pacquiao Announces His ABS-CBN Comeback:

Francis Magalona Receives Presidential Medal of Merit Award

Francis Magalona, who succumbed to leukemia on March 6 at the age of 44, has received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Merit Award from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Vicente �Tito� Sotto III was the one responsible in recommending and facilitating the award to Francis due to his contribution in
promoting nationalism through his music.

The award was received by Kiko's widow Pia Magalona and their kids.

Watch Pia and the kids talk about the award:

"You Changed My Life" Grossed 199.63 Million Pesos on its 3rd Week

It�s now official!

The romantic film You Changed My Life from Star Cinema and Viva Films is now the biggest movie in Philippine history after hitting 199.63 million pesos in 3 weeks, breaking the 197 million pesos earnings of 2008 MMFF movie entry Ang Tanging Ina N�yong Lahat.

The John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo starrer topped Philippine Box-Office for the 3rd consecutive week beating the Hollywood movie Race to Witch Mountain last weekend.

You Changed My Life also registered the all-time highest one-day gross by a Pinoy movie, a whopping P27 million last March 1, 2009.

The GMA Valentine movie When I Met U, on the other hand, concluded its 5-week run with P64,281,900.

(for the Weekend March 11-15, 2009)

1. You Changed My Life - P22.2 M
2. Race to Witch Mountain - P15.49 M *
3. Watchmen - P9.75 M
4. Taken - P4.51 M *
5. The Unborn - P3.83 M *
6. The International - P2.0 M
7. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li - P1.95 M
8. Confessions of a Shopaholic - P1.68 M
9. Shaolin Girl - P0.74 M
10. Push - P0.64 M

* New Movies

Figures courtesy of Box Office Mojo

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo Topbill ABS-CBN's New Sitcom "Rocky and Cecil"

Real-life sweetheart Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo will star in a new TV sitcom ala-John and Marsha titled "Rocky and Cecil".

Juday will play a policewoman named Rocky and Ryan as a teacher named Cecillio.

Joining them are Tessie Tomas and Dino Imperial and will be directed by Jose Javier Reyes.

Rocky and Cecil will hit your TV screen soon from ABS-CBN.

Jerico Rosales and Kristine Hermosa Star in ABS-CBN's "Dahil May Isang Ikaw"

Jerico Rosales and Kristine Hermosa will again reunite in primetime TV via "Dahil May Isang Ikaw".

Joining them in the main cast is Karylle.

Watch "Dahil May Isang Ikaw" soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Monday, March 16, 2009

ABS-CBN Receives 10 Awards at Ateneo de Davao�s TAO Awards 2009

ABS-CBN, the leading television station nationwide, has won 10 awards in the recently concluded TAO Awards 2009.

Here are ABS-CBN's awardees:

Favorite National Female Anchor - Korina Sanchez

Favorite National Male Anchor - Julius Babao

Favorite Documentary Show - XXX and SOCO

Favorite Current Affairs Program - TV Patrol World

National Newsmaker - Charice Pempengco

Favorite Noontime Show - Wowowee

Favorite TV Reality Show - Pinoy Fear Factor

Favorite Soap Opera - Betty La Fea

Favorite Game Show - Pilipinas Game Ka Na Ba

Makatao Award - Alex Santos

"Boys Over Flowers" Soon on ABS-CBN

Boys Over Flowers is an upcoming tagalized Koreanovela on ABS-CBN based from the popular Japanese manga "Hana Yori Dango".

The 25-episode Korean adaptation is said to be equivalent to the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden and the Japanese series Hana Yori Dango.

Aside from Korea, the filming locations of the said tv series includes Macau, Las Vegas and New Caledonia in the US.

The cast of Boys Over Flowers are Koo Hye-sun as Geum Gan Di, Lee Min-ho as Gu Dyun Pyo, Kim Hyun-joong as Yun Ji Hoo, Kim Bum as So Yi Jeong and Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin. Also starring are Han Chae-young, Kim Hyun-joo and Kim So Eun.

Synopsis: Geum Jan Di is from a poor family and is admitted to the prestigious Shinhwa High School after stopping a student who was being bullied from committing suicide. Shinhwa High was established by Shinhwa Group, the biggest conglomerate in Korea, and is attended by the scions of the wealthiest families. At Shinhwa, she finds that a group of rich and good-looking boys called �F4? (�Flower 4? or �Flamboyant 4?) who enjoys tremendous popularity. The F4, however, thinks nothing of humiliating others, and often issues a �red card�. Whoever finds the dreaded red card in his or her locker subsequently becomes the target of bullying by the entire student body. Jan Di detests all this circus, but receives a red card herself and is bullied, after she stands up for one of her fellow classmates. Eventually, she begins to have feelings for one of the F4, Ji-hoo, but also discovers that the leader of the group, Jun Pyo, is falling for her, too. A love triangle thus develops among Jun Pyo, Jan Di and Ji Hoo.

"Hot Shot" Starring Jerry Yan, Wu Chun and Show Luo on ABS-CBN

Asian heartthrobs Jerry Yan, Wu Chun and Show Luo team up for Taiwan's most expensive television series titled "Hot Shot".

Dubbed by ABS-CBN as the all-star basketball asianovela, Hot Shot is believed to take Philippines by storm just like what Meteor Garden did in 2001.

Synopsis: In a school where academic reigns supreme and sports are relegated to a dusty corner of the campus, Li Ying vows to revive the basketball team by volunteering to be the head coach. Her first member is Yuan Da Ying, a country boy who is passionate for basketball but has no skill. Their recruitment goes into high gear when Dong Fang Xiang, a legendary basketball player, transfers to their school.

Around the same time, Yuan Da Ying falls for Zhan Jie Er, a scholarship student who reminds him of his childhood friend. Things are complicated by the fact her family works for Dong Fang Xiang, who she also grew up with. Their encounter may just rewrite the school�s basketball history.

At the left side is Jerry Yan, the star of Meteor Garden and member of the boyband F4. On the center is Show Luo, a Taiwanese pop star and tv host. At the right is Wu Chun, star of Hana Kimi and Romantic Princess, and member of the boyband Farenheit.

The tagalized version of Hot Shot will start airing on March 30, 2009.

Watch "Hotshot" full trailer below:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Metro Magazine's 20 Smoking Hot Men of Summer

Brace yourselves for testosterone overdose as Metro Magazine listed down the 20 Smoking Hot Men of Summer. Define as men oozing with brains, brawn and everything in between.

JC de Vera

Rayver Cruz

Manuel Chua, Jr.

Paolo Avelino

JC Tiuseco

Hansen Nichols

Jiro Shirakawa

Jose Sarasola

Peter Norrdell

James Zablan

Jayson Fulgencio

Ryan Chester

Luke Landrigan

Van Victor Lea�o

Winston Llamas and William Llamas, Jr.

Bryan McClelland

Adrian Racho

Robert Rapadas

Marx Topacio