Monday, August 31, 2009

ABS-CBN Holds 3rd Star Magic Ball

Continuing a grand tradition that started three years ago, ABS-CBN once again organized a Star Magic Ball to mark the 17th anniversary of its talent management and development arm on August 30 at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-La Makati.

Photographers lined the red carpet as dozens of celebrities wearing formal gowns and suits paraded before them. They kept snapping their photos as the stars made their way up the grand staircase leading to the Rizal Ballroom. There were photo booths set up in the lobby of the Rizal Ballroom where stars could have their candid photos taken while waiting for the program to start. Wine glasses were offered to the celebrities as they reached the end of the red carpet. And the venue was decorated with photos of marble statues reminiscent of classical Greek sculpture.

By 9:45 pm, event hosts Piolo Pascual, Bea Alonzo, and John Lloyd Cruz started giving away the coveted trophies to the stars whose fashion styles were exceptional that night. They are:

Couples of the Night: Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion tied with Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson

Most Stylish Star of the Night: John Lloyd Cruz

Most Elegant Award: Bea Alonzo

Most Glamorous Person of the Night: Anne Curtis

Classic Chic Pair: Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil

Classic Chic Couple: Zanjoe Marudo and Mariel Rodriguez

Best Dressed Couple of the Night: Maja Salvador and Rayver Cruz

Fashion Forward: Yeng Constantino

Among the couples spotted that night were Claudine Barretto and husband Raymart Santiago, Rica Peralejo and fianc� Joseph Bonifacio, John Estrada and fianc�e Priscilla Meirelles. Real-life couples Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsey, Diether Ocampo and Rima Ostwani, as well as Mariel Roriguez and Zanjoe Marudo who hardly separated from each other that night.

Loveteam couples Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, Melissa Ricks and Matt Evans, and Shaina Magdayao and John Prats also appeared on the red carpet together.

For the first time, Gretchen was able to attend a Star Magic Ball and she talked about an upcoming teleserye with her sister Claudine. Later that night, Gretchen was seated together with Pops Fernandez; Ruffa Gutierrez dropped by their table to say hello. Ruffa was accompanied by her brother Raymond Gutierrez, one of the hosts of GMA-7's talk show Showbiz Central.

Another first-timer at the Star Magic Ball was Maricar Reyes, who refused to talk about Hayden Kho and the issues surrounding his sex-video scandal.

Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto walked the red carpet while holding hands, causing a flurry of excitement among photographers. Later on, Kristine separated from her date to grant a photo op with her ex-boyfriend Jericho Rosales.

Another ex-couple, Sam Milby and Anne Curtis, also arrived at the event together, fueling speculations that they might have gotten back together.

Rafael Rosell showed up with his date, Aze Sasaki, who was FHM's Girlfriend of the Year in 2004. The two clarified that they are just friends.

Mother Lily Monteverde attended the celebrity event with her daughter Roselle Monteverde-Teo and talent manager Arnold Vegafria. Also in attendance were Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, Robinsons Retail Group; Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Summit Media President; and Jo-Ann Maglipon, YES! and PEP editor-in-chief.

Keren Pascual organized the third Star Magic Ball.

Watch the video below:

Video courtesy of TV Patrol World

Robin Padilla Covers FHM Collections September 2009

FHM Philippines' September 2009 issue includes a special edition magazine called "FHM Collections" featuring men�s fashion with Robin Padilla on the cover.

Robin Padilla is photographed by ace lensman Jun de Leon looking dangerously sharp in a suit.

Also featured in FHM Collections are 20 Pinoy Men of Style which includes Dolphy, Eddie Garcia, Richard Gomez, Rico Blanco, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Raymund Marasigan,, among others.

Joem Bascon Covers Men's Health Philippines September 2009 Issue

23 year-old Joseph Emmanuel Bascon, better known in showbiz as "Joem" Bascon, is on the cover of Men's Health Philippines September 2009 issue.

Joem's break through to showbiz was when he got noticed because of his resemblance to ultimate hunk Piolo Pascual. However, he has since tried to create his own image.

"To be compared with Piolo is really flattering especially when I was just starting, but I want now to be known as myself, as Joem Bascon, to finally have my own identity," he said.

Joem was last seen in the just concluded ABS-CBN�s afternoon soap "Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers".

Carla Abellana Covers Cosmopolitan Philippines September 2009 Issue

Carla Abellana is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines September 2009 issue.

Cosmo hails the Kapuso actress as the new "IT" girl who is a triple "S": Sexy, Smart and Sassy.

The 23-year-old actress is slated to host Starstruck 5, replacing former host Jolina Magdangal. She is also scheduled to shoot three movies for Regal films namely Nieves, Ang Nanay Kong Aswang and The Other Man.

Cristine Reyes Covers FHM Philippines September 2009 Issue

Cristine Reyes, FHM Philippines Most Sexiest Woman for 2009, is "Queen of the Road" in FHM Philippines' Special Collector�s Double Issue for the month of September 2009.

This is Cristine's second cover for FHM Philippines, the first one was on the August 2007 issue of the leading men�s magazine.

The 20-year-old actress just renewed her contract with ABS-CBN and her current show is a month-long episode of Your Song Presents entitled "Babalik Kang Muli". She is also slated to do a primetime program entitled "Bedspacer" and a drama special attributed to her name, and a horror movie titled "Patient X" opposite Kapuso star Richard Gutierrez.

Robert Pattinson is OK Magazine's Most Beautiful Star

OK Magazine selected 20 most stunning faces in Hollywood and Twilight star Robert Pattinson topped the list.

Also in the list are Emma Watson, Chace Crawford and Angelina Jolie. Check out the September 2009 issue of OK Magazine Philippines for the full list.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Us Girls August Awards 2009 - Winners

Studio 23�s "Us Girls" with hosts Iya Villania, Megan Young and Angel Aquino recognized this year's most fashionable women, the best make-up artists, the stylists of the year, and the faces of the year through their very first Us Girls August Awards.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Make Up Artists of the Year

Jigs Mayuga
Bobby Carlos
Krist Bansuelo

Stylists of the Year

Rey Ilagan
Pam Qui�ones
Liz Uy
Bianca Santiago

Most Fashionable Women

Anne Curtis
Divine Lee
Marie Lozano
Bea Soriano
Bianca Valerio

Faces of the Year

Kim Chiu
Isabelle Daza
Tweety de Leon

US Girls Icon of the Year
KC Concepcion

The very first "Us Girls August Awards" was held on August 20 at the New Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City. And the telecast will air on August 30, 7 pm on Studio 23.

Marian Rivera's "Tarot" Graded A by Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB)

Regal Films� latest horror movie "Tarot" starring Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo received an "A" grade from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

Tarot centers on Cara (Marian Rivera) who has a unique gift. As a child she was able to predict two deaths in her family by reading her grandmother�s tarot cards. Cara soon realizes that the tarot cards may have unleashed a cursed. And in order to prevent the onslaught of misfortune, Cara must unlock the secret behind the tarot�s deadly powers.

Showing in more than 100 theaters nationwide, "Tarot" also stars Roxanne Guinoo, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez, Nina Jose, Susan Africa and Alwyn Uytingo. The film is directed by Jun Lana.

Tarot - Full Trailer:

Gerald Anderson Leads 2009 Cosmo Centerfolds and 69 Bachelors

Gerald Anderson lands on the cover of Cosmo Men, the supplement accompanying the September 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan. He is one of the 10 Cosmo Centerfolds who are expected to grace the much anticipated Cosmo Bachelor Bash that will take place at the NBC Tent on September 10, 2009.

Aside from showcasing the men in provocative poses, the supplement also contains interesting tidbits about the chosen Cosmo Centerfolds and the 69 bachelors who earned a slot in this elite list.

The other Cosmo Centerfolds are ABS-CBN stars Joem Bascon, Sid Lucero, Xian Lim, and Ejay Falcon, as well as GMA-7 talents Phil Younghusband, JC Tiuseco, and Aljur Abrenica. Two models also made the cut: Akihiro Sato and Brazilian-Japanese model Daniel Matsunaga.

Listed among the 69 bachelors are actors Edgar Allan Guzman of indie film Astig and Andrew Miguel of the indie film Bayaw.

The September 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan will be available starting Friday, August 28.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (August 21-24): "Only You" Ends With a Modest Rating; "Dahil May Isang Ikaw" Enters Primetime with a Good Start

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from August 21 to 24, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

August 21, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 29%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 21.5%
3. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 18.7%
4. Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha(GMA-7) - 18.4%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
6. Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
7. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
8. Lalola (GMA-7) - 14.8%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7) - 14.5%
10. Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 13.7%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 39.4%
2. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 32.8%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 31.2%
4. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 29.6%
5. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 27.8%
6. Survivor Philippines: Palau (GMA-7) - 27.2%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.3%
8. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 25.7%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
10. Boys Over Flowers (GMA-7) - 20.4%

August 22, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 31.6%
2. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 19.8%
3. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 18.4%
4. Cinema FPJ (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
5. Startalk (GMA-7) - 13.5%
6. Art Angel (GMA-7) - 13.3%
7. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
8. Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) - 12.7%
9. Maynila (GMA-7) - 12%
10. Black Jack (GMA-7) - 11.8%

1. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 30.5%
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 29.1%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 28.4%
4. Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 19.7%
5. Midnight DJ (TV5) - 18.7%
6. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 18.4%
7. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (TV5) - 18.2%
8. Are You The Next Big Star? (GMA-7) - 18.1%
9. Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat Ni Ramon Revilla - Tiagong Akyat (ABS-CBN) -18%
10. XXX (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%

August 23, Sunday

1. SOP (GMA-7) - 16%
2. Pokemon Specials (GMA-7) - 15.9%
3. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
4. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 14.7%
5. ASAP �09 (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
6. Dear Friend Presents "Karibal" (GMA-7) - 14.2%
7. Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) - 13.2%
8. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 12.9%
9. Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
10. Black Jack (GMA-7) - 10.4%

1. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 25.9%
2. All Star K (GMA-7) - 23.5%
3. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 23.3%
4. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 21.5%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 21%
6. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
7. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
8. Power of 10 (GMA-7) - 18.7%
9. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
10. George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%

August 24, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.5%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 24.5%
3. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 19.7%
4. Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) / Pilipinas, Game KNB? 9ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
5. Miss Universe 2009 (ABS-CBN) / Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
7. Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 15.4%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 43.9%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 35.2%
3. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 31%
4. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 28.9%
5. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 28.8%
6. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 28%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.9%
8. Survivor Philippines: Palau (GMA-7) - 26.3%
9. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
10. All My Life (GMA-7) - 21.1%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez Wins Miss Universe 2009

Miss Universe 2009 Winners

Miss Universe 2009:
Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez

1st Runner-up:
Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz

Second Runner-up:
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha

Third Runner-up:
Miss Australia Rachael Finch

Fourth Runner-up:
Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos

Special Awards:
Miss Congeniality - Miss China Wang Jingyao
Miss Photogenic - Miss Thailand Chutima Durongdej
Best National Costume - Miss Panama Diana Broce

Miss Universe 2009 - Top 10 Evening Gown Competition; Top 5 Finalists Announced

Miss Universe 2009
Top 10 in Evening Gown Competition:

Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz - 9.428
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha - 9.250
Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos - 9.050
Miss Australia Rachael Finch - 9.039
Miss Venezuela Stefan�a Fern�nde - 8.869
Miss France Chlo� Mortaud - 8.650
Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar - 8.040
Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovsk� - 8.010
Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy - 7.890
Miss USA Kristen Dalton - 7.550

Miss Universe 2009
Top 5 Finalists:

Miss Australia Rachael Finch
Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha
Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos
Miss Venezuela Stefan�a Fern�ndez

Miss Universe 2009 - Top 15 Swimsuit Competition; Top 10 Finalists Announced

Miss Universe 2009
Top 15 in Swimsuit Competition:

Miss Australia Rachael Finch - 9.264
Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz - 9.189
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha - 8.790
Miss Venezuela Stefan�a Fern�ndez - 8.760
Miss France Chlo� Mortaud - 8.640
Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy - 8.611
Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos - 8.533
Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar - 8.460
Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovsk� - 8.350
Miss USA Kristen Dalton 8.060
Miss Albania Hasna Xhuki�i - 7.900
Miss Belgium Zeynep Sever - 7.870
Miss Sweden Renate Cerljen - 7.830
Miss Croatia Sarah Cosic - 7.811
Miss Iceland Ingibj�rg Egilsd�ttir - 7.730

Miss Universe 2009
Top 10 Finalists:

1. Miss Australia Rachael Finch
Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha
Miss Venezuela Stefan�a Fern�ndez
Miss France Chlo� Mortaud
Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy
Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos
Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar
Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovsk�
Miss USA Kristen Dalton

Miss Universe 2009 - Top 15 Semifinalists

Live blogging on Miss Universe 2009 Pageant from the Islands of The Bahamas.


The Official Top 15 are:

Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos
Miss Iceland Ingibj�rg Egilsd�ttir
Miss Albania Hasna Xhuki�i
Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovsk�
Miss Belgium Zeynep Sever
Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz
Miss Sweden Renate Cerljen
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha
Miss Australia Rachael Finch
Miss France Chlo� Mortaud
Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy
Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar
Miss USA Kristen Dalton
Miss Croatia Sarah Cosic
Miss Venezuela Stefan�a Fern�ndez


About 85 candidates will come together in the Bahamas to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2009. They are:

Miss Albania Hasna Xhuki�i
Miss Angola Nelsa Alves
Miss Argentina Johanna Lasic
Miss Aruba Dianne Croes
Miss Australia Rachael Finch
Miss Bahamas Kiara Sherman
Miss Belgium Zeynep Sever
Miss Bolivia Dominique Peltier
Miss Brazil Larissa Costa
Miss Bulgaria Elitsa Lubenova
Miss Canada Mariana Valente
Miss Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson
Miss China Wang Jingyao
Miss Colombia Michelle Rouillard
Miss Costa Rica Jessica Uma�a
Miss Croatia Sarah Cosic
Miss Cura�ao Angenie Simon
Miss Cyprus Kielia Giasemidou
Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovsk�
Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz
Miss Ecuador Sandra Vinces
Miss Egypt Elham Wagdi
Miss El Salvador Mayella Mena
Miss Estonia Diana Arno
Miss Ethiopia Melat Yante
Miss Finland Essi P�ysti
Miss France Chlo� Mortaud
Miss Georgia Lika Ordzhonikidze
Miss Germany Martina Lee
Miss Ghana Jennifer Koranteng
Miss Great Britain Clair Cooper
Miss Greece Viviana Kampanile
Miss Guam Racine Manley
Miss Guatemala Lourdes Figueroa
Miss Guyana Jenel Cox
Miss Honduras B�lgica Su�rez
Miss Hungary Zsuzsa Budai
Miss Iceland Ingibj�rg Egilsd�ttir
Miss India Ekta Choudhry
Miss Indonesia Zivanna Letisha Siregar
Miss Ireland Diana Donnelly
Miss Israel Yulia Liubianitzki
Miss Italy Laura Valenti
Miss Jamaica Carolyn Yapp
Miss Japan Emiri Miyasaka
Miss Kazakhstan Olga Nikitina
Miss Korea Ree Na
Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha
Miss Lebanon Martine Andraos
Miss Malaysia JoannaBelle Ng
Miss Mauritius Ana�s Veerapatren
Miss Mexico Karla Carrillo
Miss Montenegro Anja Jovanovic
Miss Namibia Happie Ntelamo
Miss Netherlands Avalon-Chanel Weyzig
Miss New Zealand Katie Taylor
Miss Nicaragua Indiana S�nchez
Miss Nigeria Sandra Otohwo
Miss Norway Eli Landa
Miss Panama Diana Broce
Miss Paraguay Mareike Baumgarten
Miss Peru Karen Schwarz
Miss Philippines Pamela Bianca Manalo
Miss Poland Angelika Jakubowska
Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos
Miss Romania Elena Bianca Constantin
Miss Russia Sofia Rudieva
Miss Serbia Dragana Atlija
Miss Singapore Rachel Kum
Miss Slovak Republic Denisa Mendrejov�
Miss Slovenia Mirela Korac
Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar
Miss Spain Est�baliz Pereira
Miss Sweden Renate Cerljen
Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy
Miss Tanzania Illuminata James
Miss Thailand Chutima Durongdej
Miss Turkey Senem Kuyucuoglu
Miss Turks & Caicos Jewel Selver
Miss Ukraine Kristina Kotz-Gotlib
Miss Uruguay Cintia Dottone
Miss USA Kristen Dalton
Miss Venezuela Stefan�a Fern�ndez
Miss Vietnam V� Ho�ng Y?n
Miss Zambia Andella Chileshe Matthews

The coronation ceremony will be hosted by Billy Bush and Claudia Jordan. The pageant will be aired live on ABS-CBN on August 24 at 9:30AM with a primetime telecast the same day via Velvet (SkyCable channel 53) at 8:00PM. Replays will be aired also on Studio 23 on August 25 at 8PM and on ABS-CBN on August 27 at 10PM.

Francheska Farr and Geoff Taylor Win GMA-7's "Are You the Next Big Star?"

Francheska Farr and Geoff Taylor named the next big female and male star respectively in the grand finale of GMA-7�s "Are You the Next Big Star?"

Camille Cortez competed with Francheska Farr in the final 2 of the female category, while Alex Castro competed with Geoff Taylor in the final 2 of the male category.

Patient X - Movie Posters

GMA Films and Viva Entertainment revealed two movie posters of highly-anticipated Yam Laranas horror movie "Patient X".

Patient X is a horror movie which stars Richard Gutierrez and Heart Evangelista.

"And I Love You So" Showing Online

ABS-CBN Interactive and Star Cinema join forces as they break new grounds for the very first online streaming of a local film. And I Love You So Worldwide Online Premiere will run for a week starting August 28, Friday, until September 4, 2009.

In its efforts to share the story of Lara (played by Bea Alonzo) with more Filipinos globally, anyone from anywhere across the globe can now watch the full movie by simply logging on to More details about the first-ever online screening can also be found on the website as well as affiliate sites, and teamkapamilya multiply sites.

Star Cinema, the country�s premiere film production company, has been known in the industry for its landmark movies that have touched the lives of millions of audience here and abroad.

With its latest offering � "And I Love You So", ABS-CBN�s film production arm sets more hearts afire with the stirring story of a young widow going through the emotional process of moving on.

The lead character, Lara Cruz, portrayed by Alonzo has been touted by critics as the young actress� best performance yet.

Also starring Derek Ramsay, Sam Milby Ms. Coney Reyes and under the direction of Laurenti Dyogi.

Log-on to for more updates and information.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

In My Life - Full Trailer

Check out the full trailer of Star Cinema's latest movie "In My Life" starring the Box-Office King John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano and the Star for All Seasons, Vilma Santos.

In My Life is helmed by Olivia Lamasan, director of such hits as Got 2 Believe and Milan. It will mark the comeback of Vilma Santos in the silver screen since the 2004 film Mano Po 3: My Love. It�s also the first time that Vilma is working with his son Luis Manzano.

In My Life also marks as first major gay-themed film from Star Cinema since "Ang Lalake sa Buhay ni Selya" in 1998 starring Rosanna Roces. John Lloyd Cruz and Luis anzano will play a gay couple in the movie, their first role as such. And one of the higlights of the film is the controversial "kissing scene" between the two actors.

In My Life is set to hit theaters nationwide on September 16, 2009.

In My Life - Full Trailer:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart S-x Tape Scandal

Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are on the cover of Australia�s Famous Magazine with a shocking headline "Exclusive! The Twilight Sex Tape".

The magazine even describe in details how the video was taped and how it was leak.

The sex video tape was said to be a part of Robert and Kristen's steamy scenes from the movie "Twilight" but were deleted to eliminate an X-rating for the movie.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin Break-Up, Confirmed!

It�s confirmed: Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin have broken up almost two weeks ago but neither of them is talking just yet.

Was there a "third party" or have they just fallen out of love like what usually happens between showbiz couples? Or did somebody pressure them into breaking up?

Let's wait until the two decided to speak up.

Yes! Life Stories: Dingdong Dantes

Yes! Magazine is about to release its first "bookazine" called "Yes! Life Stories". And unfolding his most private realities, deepest dreams, and darkest fantasies on its maiden issue is the country's hottest matinee idol of today - Dingdong Dantes or Jose Sixto Gonzales Dantes III in real life.

"This book contains my most private realities, my deepest dreams, and my darkest fantasies," writes Dingdong Dantes before issuing a severe warning: "If you're not ready to handle my truth...then don't turn the page."

Adding more voices to the bookazine are some of the closest people in Dingdong's life like his Manager Perry Lansigan and rumored girlfriend Marian Rivera who will share their most valuable insights about the actor.

And aside from the juicy revelations and never-before-heard confessions, Yes! Life Stories will also feature some of Dingdong's artistic images taken by ace photographers Massimiliano Cori, Jay Tablante, and Lon Liwen.

Presented in four segments: Reality, Dreams, Fantasy, and Perception - the pictures capture Dingdong in various roles and scenarios as conceptualized by the upcoming Stairway To Heaven lead star himself.

Dingdong unleashes his perfect physique while basking on the ranch, assumes the role of a decorated soldier, and takes on the legendary Spartan warrior Leonidas. He portrays these characters with much gusto and with his usual intensity.

The image of Dingdong - arms outstretched on a wooden cross with blood gushing on the side - emulating Jesus Christ's crucifixion is perhaps the most disturbing photo of the 29-year-old actor.

YES! editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon edited Dingdong's bookazine, Andrew Paredes wrote the stories, and Nat Clave served as art director.

YES! Life Stories: Dingdong will be launched on August 25.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (August 14-17): "Survivor Philippines Palau" Debuts at No. 5; "May Bukas Pa" Drops to 9th Place

"Survivor Philippines Palau" premiered last Monday night registering a strong 30.8% to finish 5th in Mega Manila primetime race. However, it failed to match the pilot episode of the 1st season last September 15, 2008 which scored 31.8%.

While GMA-7 started to regain its primetime supremacy, ABS-CBN's lead primetime program "May Bukas Pa" dropped to 6th place last Friday and dropped even lower to 9th place last Monday.

Here are the Top 10 programs from August 14 to 17, 2009 based on the survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila TV households:

August 14, Friday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.6%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 20.6%
3. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 18.7%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
5. Daisy Siete: Kambalilong (GMA-7) - 16.9%
6. Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 16.7%
7. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
8. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 12%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) / Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
10. Chil Princesses (GMA-7) - 11.5%


1. Darna (GMA-7) - 39.2%
2. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 30.1%
3. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 28.8%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.3%
5. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 26.3%
6. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
8. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
9. Cruel Love (GMA-7) - 20.8%
10. All My Life (GMA-7) - 19.9%

August 15, Saturday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 29.7%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 22%
3. Joey�s Quirky World (GMA-7) - 20.5%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%
5. Cinema FPJ (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
6. Startalk (GMA-7) - 13.3%
7. Maynila (GMA-7) - 12.4%
8. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 12.1%
9. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
10. Art Angel (GMA-7) - 9.7%


1. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 30.3%
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 29.2%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 26.7%
4. Bitoy�s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 21.4%
5. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 18.6%
6. Are You The Next Big Star? (GMA-7) - 18.1%
7. Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat Ni Ramon Revilla - Tiagong Akyat (ABS-CBN) -17.9%
8. Midnight DJ (TV5) - 17.8%
9. XXX (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
10. Vilma: A Woman For All Seasons (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%

August 16, Sunday


1. Pinoy Power 2: Donaire vs. Concepcion (GMA-7) - 29%
2. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 15.7%
3. SOP (GMA-7) - 15%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
5. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
6. ASAP �09 (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
7. Joey�s Quirky World (GMA-7) - 10.9%
8. Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
9. Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) - 8.9%
10. Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%


1. Kap�s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 27.9%
2. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 25%
3. Power of 10 (GMA-7) - 23.9%
4. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
5. All Star K (GMA-7) - 18.6 %
6. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
7. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
8. George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
9. Goin� Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%
10. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%

August 17, Monday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 27.1%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 20.8%
3. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 19.5%
4. Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) - 18.1%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
6. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) / Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 15.2%


1. Darna (GMA-7) - 43.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 34.4%
3. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 33%
4. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 31.2%
5. Survivor Philippines: Palau (GMA-7) - 30.8%
6. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 29%
7. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 27%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.77%
9. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
10. All My Life (GMA-7) - 21.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mar Roxas - Korina Sanchez Wedding on October 23, 2009

Senator Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez' wedding will finally push through.

The Date. The wedding is set in the afternoon of October 23, 2009.

The Church. It's a toss-up between Sto. Domingo Church and the Manila Cathedral.

"Mar and I want to hold it at the Sto. Domingo Church which has a long walk and a beautiful entrance with beautiful stained glass all over it. There are wonderful, wide corridors and a garden in the middle. The Manila Cathedral is also an old church which has beautifully gilded cornices and a beautiful ceiling and is very regal aside from it already being air-conditioned. There may be another church we are looking at, like San Sebastian Church and Quiapo Church. We will decide which one this week." according to Korina.

The Reception. The reception will definitely be held at Bahay na Puti (in Cubao, Quezon City), the home of Mar�s lolo and lola and the venue of the reception for the wedding of Mar�s parents, former Sen. Gerry Roxas and Judy Araneta, and his aunt Baby Araneta and Dr. Raul Fores.

Korina said, "In a big way, we are following tradition. There may be more than a thousand guests although we have yet to finalize the list. Mar has relatives in Negros, Iloilo, Capiz and Bulacan; while mine are from Pampanga. Some of my relatives will come from New York."

The Entourage. Korina and Mar have yet to finalize the list of ninongs and ninangs and secondary sponsors. But all the rest of the entourage are already in placed.

"I think I will have 12 bridesmaids. I have called my best friends from my childhood until today. I�ve lost touch with some of them so I had to look them up and call them. They were all thrilled and so am I. These bridesmaids make this special event very real for me as these are women who had been there to share my lowest moments and my highest throughout my life so far. I will have six flower girls one of whom is my niece Saila. Of course, Baby James is our ring bearer, Dyan Castillejo�s son Matthew is the Bible bearer and I am hoping I can make my nephew Miguel walk as the coin bearer. My two nieces, Tyra and Maya, will be junior bridesmaids along with Mercedes, Mar�s niece." she said delightfully.

Other Wedding Details. Kris Aquino will anchor the ABS-CBN coverage of the wedding. Korina�s gown will be designed by Pepito Albert and those of the entourage by Patrice Ramos-Diaz and Randy Ortiz. Mar�s cousin Margarita Fores has drawn up the menu and, in fact, they have set up a mock of the reception dinner tables.

"Ang ganda! It�s exactly how I would want a wedding dinner table to be. Beautiful! Mar keeps reminding me, 'Not too much,' so it�s great that my contacts all gave me discounts and friends lent me old things to use for the decor. It is turning out so well." exclaimed Korina.

Korina calls their wedding a "People�s Wedding" because she and Mar are not keeping anything secret. Every detail will be documented and shown as a two-hour special on Channel 2.

"So, makikita ng tao ang lahat ng detalye ng kasal. We are thinking of a way to accommodate people who would like to be at the church and be part of this special moment between myself and Mar. Mar has helped so many people and everywhere I go, people ask, 'Kailan ang kasal? Imbitado ba kami?' They want to go. It is very heartwarming and I wish we could invite the whole country. Hahahaha! So I guess television is the best way to make them part of it."

The Honeymoon. Korina didn�t say where. But are they going to show that, too, in the TV coverage?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nina - Renditions Of The Soul

Nina has just released her new CD called "Renditions Of The Soul" under Warner Music Philippines.

Renditions Of the Soul is a selection of tracks taken from Nina's Wave 89.1 acoustic show that is being aired live every Friday night at 7 pm. Being a top staple of Wave 89.1's playlist created a show especially for the Soul Siren. Fans can look forward to hearing Nina render her own version of all-male hits from this special weekly radio show.

The 17-track album is a reflection of who Nina is at the moment. "I can say that the songs I sing in my albums very much represent who I am... Because when I sing songs, I try to make it my own even if it was done originally by another artist." The melancholic yet powerful expression of feelings in the songs shows her unique talent as a singer.

Her singing perfectly renders the message ofevery selection: love, longing and the purity of emotional surrender. Thus, the first single from her album is "She's Out of My Life," that was originally sung by Michael Jackson. When asked what made her choose this as the first single, she said,"Almost all of the songs in the album would qualify as the first single however "She's Out of My Life" was the one that got the warmest reception."

The rest of the songs in the CD repertoire include: "Can't Find the Words to Say Goodbye," "Cold Summer Nights," "Half Crazy," "Home," "Is There Something," "One Last Cry," "Why Can't It Be," "Go The Distance," "7 Days," "Never Again," "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Lost Without You."

Sunday, August 16, 2009

1st Star Awards for Music 2009 - Nominees

The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) will hold its very first Star Awards for Music on October 29, 2009 which aims to pay tribute to the best and geniuses in Philippine Music scene.

Nominees in this year's Star Awards for Music are those with album relased from January 2008 to May 2009.

Here are this year's nominees:

Album of the Year

a) Biyaya - Bayang Barrios
b) Buhay - Rivermaya
c) Captured - Christian Bautista
d) OPM - Sarah Geronimo
e) Self Titled - Itchyworms
f) Rebirth - Gary Valenciano
g) Your Universe - Rico Blanco

Song of the Year

a) Hanggang Kailan - Jolina Magdangal, Jolina Destiny (GMA Records)
b) Ikaw - Sarah Geronimo, OPM (Viva Records)
c) Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap - Martin Nieverra, Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap (EMI Records)
d) Ikaw Na Nga - Willie Revillame, Ikaw Na Nga (Star Records)
e) Now - MYMP, Now (Ivory Records)
f) Paano Na Kaya - Bugoy Drilon, Paano Na Kaya (Star Records)
g) Your Universe - Rico Blanco, Your Universe (Warner Music Phils)

Male Recording Artist

a) Billy Crawford, Groove (Universal Records)
b) Gary Valenciano, Rebirth (Universal Records)
c) Jed Madela, Songs Rediscovered 2 (Universal Records)
d) Martin Nieverra, Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap (EMI Records)
e) Ogie Alcasid, Great Filipino Song Book (Universal)
f) Richard Poon, For You (Universal MCA)
g) Rico Blanco, Your Universe (Warner Music Phils.)

Female Recording Artist

a) Aiza Seguerra, Open Arms (Star Records)
b) Bayang Barrios, Biyaya (Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios)
c) Lea Salonga, Inspired (Sony BMG)
d) Lani Misalucha, Reminisce ( Universal Records)
e) Rachel Ann Go, Falling In Love (Viva Records)
f) Regine Velasquez, Low Key (Universal Records)
g) Sarah Geronimo, OPM (Viva)

Duo/Group Artist of the Year

a) Cueshe, Driven (Sony BMG Music)
b) Itchyworms, Self Titled (Sony BMG Music)
c) Kamikazee, Long Time Noisy (Universal Records)
d) MYMP, Now (Ivory Records)
e) 6 Cyclemind, Fiesta: Magsasaya ang Lahat (Sony BMG Music)
f) Sponge Cola, Self Titled (Universal Records)
g) Rivermaya, Self Titled (Warner Music Phils.)

Music Video of the Year

a) And I Love You So, Director: Treb Contreras II, Performed by: Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

b) Antukin, Director: Treb Contreras II, Performed by: Rico Blanco (Warner Music)

c) Happy, Director: Paul Soriano, Performed by: Sam Concepcion (Universal Records)

d) Ikaw, Director: Paul Basinilio, Performed by: Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)

e) Pambansang Kamao, Director: Ace Villena, Performed by: D'Coy (Wika Records)

f) Sexy Mama, Director: Milos Curameng, Performed by: Janno Gibbs (GMA Recording)

g) When I Hear You Call, Director : Luis Tabuena, Performed by: Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)

Dance Album of the Year

a) Let's Dance, Streetboys (Star Records)
b) Delisciosa, Mocha Girls (Viva Records)
c) Giling Giling, Willie Revillame (Star Records)

Pop Album of the Year

a) Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap, Martin Nieverra ( EMI Records )
b) Ikaw Na Nga, Willie Revillame (Star Records)
c) Inspired, Lea Salonga (Sony BMG)
d) OPM, Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)
e) My Inspiration, Charice Pempengco (Star Records)
f) Captured, Christian Bautista (Warner Music Phils.)
g) Invitation To A Wedding, Gary Granada (M2K Music)

Male Pop Artist of the Year

a) Christian Bautista, Captured (Warner Music Phils.)
b) Gary Valenciano, Rebirth (Universal Records)
c) Jan Nieto, Self Titled (Universal Records)
d) Jed Madela, Songs Rediscovered 2 (Universal Records)
e) Martin Nieverra, Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap (EMI Records)
f) Ogie Alcasid, Great Filipino Song Book (Universal Records)
g) Richard Poon, For You (Universal/MCA)

Female Pop Artist of the Year

a) Charice Pempengco, My Inspiration (Star Records)
b) Lani Misalucha, Reminisce (Universal Records)
c) Lea Salonga, Inspired (Sony BMG)
d) Nina, Nina Sings The Hits (Warner Music Phils.)
e) Regine Velasquez, Low Key (Universal Records)
f) Rachel Ann Go, Falling In Love (Viva Records)
g) Sarah Geronimo, OPM (Viva Records)

Alternative Album of the Year

a) Biyaya, Bayang Barrios (Star Records)
b) Driven, Cueshe (Sony BMG Music)
c) Fiesta! Magsasaya Ang Lahat, 6 Cyclemind (Sony BMG Music)
d) ItchyWorms, Itchyworms (Sony BMG Music)
e) Rivermaya, Rivermaya (Warner Music Phils.)
f) Sponge Cola, Sponge Cola (Universal)
g) Your Universe, Rico Blanco (Warner Music Phils.)

Revival Album of the Year

a) Falling In Love, Rachel Ann Go (Viva Records)
b) Great Filipino Song Book, Ogie Alcasid (Universal Records)
c) Groove, Billy Joe Crawford (Universal Records)
d) Low Key, Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)
e) Nina Sings The Hits, Nina (Warner Music Phils.)
f) Reminisce, Lani Misalucha (Universal Records)
g) Songs Rediscovered 2, Jed Madela (Universal Records)

New Female Recording Artist

a) Bea Alonzo, The Real Me (Star Records)
b) KC Concepcion, Aka Cassandra (Sony BMG Music)
c) Laarni Lozada, Kung Iniibig Ka Niya (Star Records)
d) Maricris Garcia, Mahal Kita (GMA Records)
e) Martha Joy, Self Titled (Viva Records)
f) Pokwang, Album Na May Puso (Star Records)
g) Sabrina, I Love Acoustic (MCA Music/Universal)

New Male Recording Artist

a) Bugoy Drilon, Paano na Kaya (Star Records)
b) Jmore, Self Titled (LDG Prod.& Ent.Recording Co.)
c) Lemuel Santos, Mahal (Concorde Records)
d) Ramil Omusura, One Minute (Concorde Records)
e) Simon Wood, SW (Viva Records)
f) Sundalong Bata, Sundalong Bata & Miss Ganda (Warner Music)
g) Vince Kamua, Spells of a Young Crooner (Viva Records)

Album Cover Design

a) "Complicated" Cover Concept - Andrew Castillo, Artist-Gretchen Barretto (Star Records)

b) "Groove" Cover Concept - Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy, Artist-Billy Crawford (Universal Records)

c) "Long Time Noisy" Cover Concept - Three Floors Up, Artist-Kamikazee (Universal Records)

d) "Lovelife" Cover Concept - Andrew Castillo & Kevin Cabrera, Artist - Boy Abunda (Star Records)

e) "Low Key" Cover Concept - Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy, Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

f) "Reminisce" Cover Concept - Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy, Artist- Lani Misalucha (Universal Records)

g.) "We Are 1" Cover Concept - Annabelle Regalado- Borja, Artist- Kris Aquino & Baby James (Star Records)

Compilation Album of the Year

a) Best of Pinoy Folk Rock, Various Artist (Universal)
b) Face Off, Erik Santos & Christian Bautista (Star Records)
c) Lovelife, Boy Abunda (Star Records)
d) OPM 1, Various Artist (Star Records)
e) Pinoy Sound Trip, Various Artist (Viva Records)
f) Platinum Ballad Collection, Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)
g) Senti Dos, Various Artist (Vicor Records)

Acoustic Album

a) Back to Basics, Paolo Santos (Ivory Music)
b) Heartstrings, Nyoy Volante (Vicor Records)
c) Now, MYMP (Ivory Records)
d) Open Arms, Aiza Seguerra (Star Records)

Acoustic Artist

a) Aiza Seguerra, Open Arms (Star Records)
b) MYMP, Now (Ivory Records)
c) Nyoy Volante, Heartstrings (Vicor Music)
d) Paolo Santos, Back to Basics (Ivory Music)

Rock Album

a) Journey, Yeng Constantino (Star Records)
b) Long Time Noisy, Kamikazee (Universal Records)
c) Markus Hi-Way, Marcus Hi-Way (Warner Music Phils.)
d) Sulit, Ram Chaves Band (GMA Records)
e) Tersera, Mayonaise (Viva Records)

Rock Artist

a) Kamikazee, Long Time Noisy (Universal Records)
b) Mayonaise, Tersera (Viva Records)
c) Markus Hi-Way, Markus Hi-Way (Warner Music Phils.)
d) Ram Chaves Band, Sulit (GMA Records)
e) Yeng Constantino, Journey (Star Records)

R & B Album

a) Groove, Billy Joe Crawford (Universal Records))
b) Heart 2 Heart, Kyla (Poly East Recording)
c) Soul In Love, Jay R (Universal Records)

R & B Artist

a) Billy Crawford, Groove (Universal Records)
b) Jay R, Soul In Love (Universal Records)
c) Kyla, Heart 2 Heart (PolyEast Records)

Lifetime Achievement Award

APO Hiking Society (Danny Javier, Jim Paredes, and Buboy Garrovillo)

The awards night will be held at the SM North Edsa Skydome at 7 p.m. under the direction of Louie Ignacio.

Iza Calzado - SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Rowena Joy

Iza Calzado will be the lead star in the next featured story of SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Rowena Joy.

Iza will be portraying a role of Rowena Joy, a gay who undergone a sexual reassignment surgeries.

Also in the cast are Paolo Ballesteros as the gay Rowena Joy and TJ Trinidad as their ultimate love interest.

SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Rowena Joy is written by Jun Lana and under the direction of Soxie Topacio.

SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Rowena Joy - Trailer:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Celebrity Duets Season 3 - Trailer

After the Socialite Tessa Prieto Valdez on Season 1 and MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando on Season 2, who will become this season's biggest celebrity turned concert artist on tv?

The Philippine edition of Celebrity Duets is a interactive reality-based singing competition airing on GMA Network jointly hosted by singer-comedian Ogie Alcasid and singer-actress, Asia�s Songbird, Regine Velasquez. The show is produced by Fremantle Media and Simon Cowell through Syco Television which also produced the original version in the United States.

Season 3 of Celebrity Duets Philippines begins on August 29, 2009.

Watch Celebrity Duets Season 3 Teaser Trailer below:

Celebrity Duets 3 Contestants:

Gina Alajar
Nicolo Cosme
Nonito Donaire
Jomari Yllana
Akihiro Sato
Maxi Cinco
Joel Cruz
Janina San Miguel

Dante's Peak: The Dingdong Dantes Birthday Special

Dingdong Dantes celebrated his birthday on August 2 and his home studio GMA-7 will be given him a TV special that will feature his life, career, and lovelife.

The 3 part TV special will have his post-birthday special on the first part. The launching of his Dingdong's Dream Drive Foundation on the second part. And lastly, the TV special will show us a glimpse of his latest TV project "Stairway to Heaven" opposite Rhian Ramos.

Watch Dingdong Dantes Birthday Special TV Plug below:

Project Runway Philippines Season 2 - ETC

It's sew time once again on ETC as the hit fashion reality series Project Runway Philippines returns for a second season starting this month and seen every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Runway Philippines and ETC will again showcase what real Filipino talent and ingenuity about. Thirteen new designers all over the country compete against each other for a chance to break into the Philippine fashion scene. They are:

Cherry Veric - The Glam Queen, 27 years old

Hanz Conquilla - The Small Wonder, 27 years old

Hazel Sta. Ana - Tiny but Feisty, 23 years old

Jas Cristobal - Ms. Congeniality, 35 years old

Manny Marquez - The Magician, 37 years old

Meann Santos - The Chic Chick, 21 years old

Patrick Galang - The Prodigy, 25 years old

Pau Geronimo - The Drama Queen, 23 years old

Randy Lea�o - The Diva, 32 years old

Richie Bondoc - The Preppy Charmer, 29 years old

Russell Villafuerte - The Fashion Rebel, 25 years old

Santi Obcena - The Smooth Talker, 24 years old

Tracy Dizon - Spunky Momma, 26 years old

Every week designers face design challenges that will test their creativity, resourcefulness, and attitude. Who will rise above the rest and earn a spot in the Philippine Fashion Week? The winner will get P500,000 cash, an editorial in Preview Magazine, sewing machines from Brother International, designer package from Mannequin Inc., and summer scholarship from School of Fashion and The Art�s European partner school Instituto Marangoni.

International model and host Teresa Herrera returns to the show with fashion designer Jojie Lloren as the designers� mentors. Joining them for the second time are supermodel Apples Aberin and designer Rajo Laurel as judges.

ETC also airs on UHF Channel SBN 21, SkyCable Channel 16, Destiny Cable Channel 30 and Cable Link Channel 48.

CBCP Wanted Blanktape's "Banana" and Dagtang Lason's "Magmahal Ako ng Bakla" Banned; Alpha Music Pulled-Out Rapper Blanktape's Album

The Catholic Bishops� Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked the public and radio stations to ban some pop songs particularly the song "Banana" by Blanktape and Dagtang Lason's "Nagmahal Ako (Ng Bakla)."

Caloocan Bishop Deogracias I�iguez, who also heads the Committee on Public Affairs of CBCP said that the lyrics of those songs have double meaning. "
Kailangan itigil na ang paglabas ng mga ganitong uri ng musika. Those should be banned. Dinudumihan nito ang isip ng mga kabataan instead of promoting the concept of morality."

As of latest update, Alpha music decided to pull out rapper Blanktape's album and apologizes to those who were offended by "Banana".

When ask for reaction, rapper Blanktape said, "
Alam ko na malinis ang kanta ko. Hindi ko intensiyon na gawin siyang bastos. Kung yung chorus part lang ang pakikinggan nila, talagang mag-iisip sila, pero 'pag buong kanta ang maririnig nila, malalaman nila na banana talaga yung tinutukoy ko."

Natuwa din ako kasi mas lalong napansin ang 'Banana.' Sabi nga nila, good or bad publicity, still, publicity 'yon. Marami nga ang nagkainteres sa kanta. Mas lalo tuloy nakilala," he added.

Sing-along with Blanktape's Banana below:

Kung ayaw mong nabibitin sa taste
I-try mo itong banana ko babe I'm selling today
Ito ay long 'di ka magsisisi sa size
Masarap, malaki at mahaba at panalo pa ang price

Sige i-try mo aking banana
'Pag natikman mo 'to di magsasawa
Dahil malaki ang aking banana
At ubod pa ng sarap aking banana

Kaya i-try mong aking banana
Para malaman mo kung bakit ba
Paborito ng bakla at dalaga
Pinagkakaguluhan ng may asawa

Watch Dagtang Lason's "Nagmahal Ako ng Bakla" Fan-Made Video below:

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin

Sinisubulan ang puso ko laging sugatan
Sineseryoso ko bakit ako ang iniwanan
Kaya ngayan nagising na ko sa
Katotohanan na lolokohin lang kami
Ng mga kababaihan

Kaya ngayon napagpasyahan
Na bakla ang aking iibigin
At ipapadama ko na himig na aking
Damdamin sa kanya
Oo nga! At hindi sa isang babae
Dahil ang puso ko ay kanilang sinabutahe
Para bang ako'y isang laruan

Na tinapaktapakan pagkatapos
Pagsawaan kanilang tatalikuran
It's so unfair kaya bakla na lang
Ang iibigin kaya ngayon pakingan niyo
Para sa inyo 'tong awitin.

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin

Hinanakit sa babae ang dahilan
Kung bakit nagmahal ako ng tulad niya
Kahit siya ay pangit
At di niya pinagkait at sakin di lumapit
Kyan hanggang ngayon virgin pa ang aking pwit
At alam ko naming wala akong kahati

Di ko siya mabubuntis
Pagkat pareho kami ng ari. Grabe!
Buong buhay niya ay sa akin binigay
Lahat-lahat kanyang inalay
Basta wag lang akong mawalay sa kanya
Di na kita iiwan kahit na ika'y bakla
Basta tiwala mo sa akin sing kinang
Ng tala at totoo.
Relasyon natin ay parang ginto
Mahal kita wag lang sana kong magkatulo.

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin

Na sulat ko ang kantang to dahil sa galit
Pagkat sa tuwing nagmamahal
Puso ko'y napupunit
Ginawa ko naman ang lahat
Sa kanya inilaan
Binigay ang nais na luho
Pati ang aking katawan.

Pero kapalit nito ay isa palang kataksilan
At nagawa pa niya na ako'y pagtawanan
Kaya ngayon si Len Jack
Ay labis ang pag-iyak
Puso ko'y parang nasagasaan
Ng limang milyong truck.

Siya ay simpleng tumatak
Ang sakit ng natamo
Kaya nagdesisyon tuloy ang puso na laging bigo
Na bakla na lang ang iibigin ko
Di na ko masasaktan nagkapera pa ako.

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin

Isang bakla ang iibigin habang buhay
Sa kanya ko lang inalay ang puso kong makulay
Siya ang nagbigay ng tawa at saya
Pag-ibig kong ito sa kanya lang
Lumigaya kesa sa GF ko
Na wala namang pake

Nagmahal ako sa kanya ng wala ng silbi
Kaya sa isang bakla ako ay nagmahal
Kahit sa ibang girl pag-ibig ko ay matumal
Kahit karumaldumal pa ang kanyang pagmumukha
Basta wag niya lang akong gawing kaawaawa
Kaya sa bigo, sa mga babae diyan
Umibig ng bakla nakakalat lang yan diyan

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin

Ayoko ng umibig ng kahit na sino pa
Kasi ako sa'yo ay okey na
At ako'y sa'yo na
Basta yung responsibility ay wag limutin
Wala kang ibang gagawin
Kundi ako'y pasayahin, ako sa'yo ay happy
Kasi lagi akong busog
Hindi mo ako ginugutom

'Cause takot kang mabugbog
Sa buhay ko ikaw ang pumapapel na yaya
Pero kahit ganun hndi pagpapalit sa iba
Pero wag kang umasa na sa'kin ka maka-isa
Bago tayo magtabi sa kama magpa-opera
Oh di ba hi-tech?
Tayo ay modern na lover
Pag dumukit ka sa'kin sisigaw ako holdaper!

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin

Mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
May mga babaeng manloloko
Pineperahan lang kami
Kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
Masarap magmahal ang bakla
Ohh kay sarap... damhin.

Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme - Full Trailer

Piolo Pascual and Joyce Bernal's Spring Films will have Eugene Domingo as the lead star in their first movie venture titled "Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme.

Kimmy Dora also stars Dingdong Dantes,Zanjoe Marudo as Kimmy Dora's love interests, Baron Geisler, Ariel Ureta, Miriam Quimbao, Archie Alemania, and Gabby Eigenmann.

Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme - Full Trailer:

Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme will be shown in theaters starting September 2 and will be released under Solar Films.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (August 11-13): Darna Flies Even Higher on Primetive TV

After a remarkable debut last Monday, Darna hit an even higher rating in Mega Manila last Wednesday and Thursday night. Last August 12, the episode when Marian Rivera made her first appearance as Narda, Darna garnered 44.7%. And last Thursday, Darna peaked early to reach 46.7%, its highest rating so far.

Darna�s sterling performance helped other GMA programs to climb in the primetime ladder, specially the telenovela Rosalinda. From its usual 6th place in Mega Manila, Rosalinda climbed to 3rd place and it even hit the 30% bracket for the first time.

Last Thursday night when Darna hit its highest rating so far, Rosalinda garnered 31.6%, the first time the Carla Abellana-starrer surpassed the 30% bracket since its debut last month. Other kapuso programs are also beginning to regain its ground after getting trumped by kapamilya programs in the past weeks.

Here are the Top 10 programs from August 11 to 13, 2009 based on the survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila TV households:

August 11, Tuesday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 21.5 %
3. Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) - 19.3%
4. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 19.2%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
6. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%
7. Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 13.1%
8. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 11.8%
9. Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
10. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 11%


1. Darna (GMA-7) - 42.9%
2. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 29.4%
3. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 28.8%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28%
5. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 25.9%
6. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 25.4%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 22.1%
9. The Wedding (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
10. Cruel Love (GMA-7) - 17.9%

August 12, Wednesday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.7%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 20.8%
3. Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) - 20.5%
4. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 19.8%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15%
6. Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 14.6%
7. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
8. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7) - 11.2%
10. Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%


1. Darna (GMA-7) - 44.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.6%
3. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 29.4%
4. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.1%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26%
7. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 25.7%
8. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 25.1%
9. The Wedding (ABS-CBN) - 20.7%
10. All My Life (GMA-7) - 20%

August 13, Wednesday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 20.2%
3. Daisy Siete: Chacha Muchacha (GMA-7) - 19%
4. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) / Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 18.6%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
6. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
7. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 14.1%
8. Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) - 11.8%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7) - 11.5%
10. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%


1. Darna (GMA-7) - 46.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.1%
3. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 31.6%
4. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 29.6%
5. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 28.5%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
7. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 25.3%
8. All My Life (GMA-7) - 22.9%
9. The Wedding (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
10. Cruel Love (GMA-7) - 19.3%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines via Starmometer

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SM Cinema Management Issues Statement About "And I Love You So"

SM Cinemas issued a short statement behind the reason for not showing of Star Cinema's "And I Love You So" from any of their cinemas. (Click HERE to read related story.)

Here is the statement of SM Cinema Management through its Senior Vice President, Mr. Edgar Tejerero:

"It is unfortunate that we are unable to show And I Love You So in our cinemas today. We remain committed to the continued growth of the Philippine Film Industry by providing our customers with wholesome family entertainment in our movie theaters."

"And I Love You So" opened yesterday, August 12, in about 100 theaters nationwide, but not in SM Cinemas.

According to source, "And I Love You So" reportedly grossed Php3.4 million on its first day nationwide.

Meanwhile, Bea's last movie with John Lloyd Cruz, One More Chance (2007), grossed Php5 million on its first day in SM Cinemas alone. But this is probably because Bea was paired with John Lloyd.

According to a report by YES! Magazine, SM Cinemas sell 45% of all movie tickets sold in the country.

Katrina Halili Covers MEGA Magazine August 2009 Issue

Perfect timing. Perfect Editorial issue. Perfect Cover page. Perfect Cover Lady.

Katrina Halili is truly the perfect face for MEGA Magazine�s "scandalous" issue.

Inside Mega�s August 2009 issue, Katrina shares how�s her life has been since she became an accidental porn star.

Other features include "Back Track: 5 Things to Tell Your Younger You", "Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Features Shot in Spain", "Fall�s Notoriously Electrifying Fashion", "Over 200 Tips on Colors, Silhouettes and the New Trends", plus more!

MEGA Magazine August 2009 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

"And I Love You So" Graded B by Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB)

Star Cinema�s latest offering "And I Love You So" received a B grade from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

For getting the second highest grade for quality filmmaking, the film outfit will get a 65% amusement tax rebate from the government.

This is a good thing for Star Cinema knowing that they needed the tax rebate specially now that the movie is not showing at all SM Cinemas which account for 45% of all movie tickets sold in the whole Philippines.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Star Cinema's "And I Love You So" Banned on All SM Cinemas?

Star Cinema's latest offering "And I Love You So" starring Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay and Sam Milby had a very successful premiere night at the Trinoma Mall Cinema in Quezon City last night, August 11, 2009.

In the past, SM Megamall Cinemas (particularly Cinema 10) was the venue for all Star Cinema movie premiere nights. The cinema can accommodate a large number of viewers, aside from its location accessibility. But why Trinoma Cinema this time?

SM Megamall Cinema 10 was supposedly the venue for the movie's premiere night as announced by Star Cinema through its multiply site but the site's content says otherwise (see Google search result below). There must be something wrong going on here. Don't you think so?

My intuition was confirmed by last night's SNN report. According to the show's hosts Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino, the Star Cinema movie "And I Love You So" will be in theaters starting tomorrow, August 12, in more than 100 theaters nationwide except SM Cinemas.

Watch the report below:

Can anyone from Star Cinema explain the reason behind this? If this continues, it will be a great loss for both parties, as Star Cinema movies guaranteed to be a hit while SM Cinemas prove to mount a large number of viewing public. Wasn't it that SM Cinema's top-grossing film of 2008 is a Star Cinema produced film "A Very Special Love"?


Channing Tatum Scandal

Before he charmed Hollywood casting directors with his work in the movies "Step Up" and "Stop Loss", G.I. Joe star Channing Tatum made a living in a Chippendales-style dance revue called "Male Encounter".

Channing was 18 when he joined the troupe in 1999. According to US Weekly, Channing performed under the alias Chan Crawford and worked the gig for just under a year at a now-defunct South Florida nightclub.

"He was really shy at first, but he really knew how to work a stage," the club�s former owner, London Steele, told the magazine.

"The women went crazy for him making him earned $50 a night plus tips." he added.

That gig eventually led to him being "talent spotted" and made him appeared as featured dancer in Ricky Martin�s video for "She Bangs" -
his first big showbiz break.

See Channing Tatum chippendale stripper pictures below:

Watch Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video below (Channing Tatum is the guy in the 2:59 minutes frame):

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (August 10): "Darna" Regains GMA-7's Primetime Supremacy

Just when everybody thought that everything seemed to be a losing battle for GMA-7 primetime programs, along came Darna saving the day and proving that the Kapuso network can still give a good fight.

After almost a year of getting a "so-so" standing in the ratings game, the Kapuso network has finally gained back its primetime supremacy when the new "Darna", with Marian Rivera in the title role, generated a whopping 44.1% ratings on its pilot episode last night, August 10, 2009.

Aside from leading the primetime programming last night, Darna also posted a significant margin of 11.8% over second-placer "Tayong Dalawa" which only generated a rating of 32.3%.

For those keeping an eye on Marian's ratings value, Darna's 44.1% pilot rating is Marian's second highest primetime-series opening, after Dyesebel's 44.9%. While Marimar got 36.6% and Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang with 32.9%, respectively, on their pilot episodes.

However, the pilot episode of Marian's Darna is still 3% lower than Angel's Darna in 2005 when the latter's generated a 47.1% rating, making it the highest pilot episode of GMA-7 primetime series in the last 5 years.

During Angel's time, GMA-7 was already lording the ratings game in Mega Manila. But it cannot be denied that Angel's Darna made history when it reached 52.1% on its fourth episode, where Angel appeared in a Darna costume for the first time.

That figure was also the highest rating achieved by any GMA-7 show at that time. It was only broken in 2008 when the final episode of Marimar, topbilled by Marian and Dingdong Dantes, achieved 52.6%.

It should also be considered that Marian's Darna came at this time where ABS-CBN is giving a very strong competition in the ratings game. Also, Darna is pitted against May Bukas Pa, considered the No. 1 program of the Kapamilya network, which also topped the primetime race for a number of times.

Last night, May Bukas Pa slipped to sixth place with 24.6%. Aside from May Bukas Pa, Darna's pilot episode, which ran for over an hour, was also pitted against Only You, which came in seventh place with 24.5%.

Here are August 10, 2009 Top 10 Daytime and Primetime programs based on the survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila TV households:


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.5%
2. Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) - 22.4%
3. Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) - 21.6%
4. Daisy Siete: Kambalilong (GMA-7) - 18.3%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%
6. Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
7. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) / Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
8. Chill Princesses (GMA-7) / Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) - 11.9%
9. Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
10. Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%


1. Darna (GMA-7) - 44.1%
2. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 32.3%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 31.9%
4. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 28%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 27%
6. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
7. Only You (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
8. Adik Sa �Yo (GMA-7) - 22.7%
9. The Wedding (ABS-CBN) - 20.7%
10. All My Life (GMA-7) - 19%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines via PEP