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Friday, October 30, 2009

"Hindi Ka Nag-iisa", A Love Offering for Senator Noynoy Aquino

Watch the full video of "Hindi Ka Nag-iisa", a love offering video produced by showbiz and advertising professionals for Senator Noynoy Aquino.

The "Noynoy anthem" music video was brilliantly directed by Onat Diaz with an all star cast including both Kapamilya and Kapuso talents such as Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda, Ogie Alcasid, Bea Alonzo, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Aiai delas Alas, Mariel Rodriguez, Bianca Gonzales, Eric Santos , James Yap , PBA Players and more. With Regine Velazquez singing the Noynoy anthem.

Hindi Ka Nag-iisa - Music Video:



Video source: ericjohnsalut on youtube

Sarah Geronimo Covers METRO Magazine November 2009 Issue

Philippine's Popstar Princess and 2008 Box-office queen Sarah Geronimo is dubbed as the "Next Big Thing" on the cover of the November 2009 issue of Metro Magazine.


Metro Magazine November 2009 issue also features articles like "Let the Stars Be Your Guide: 60 Gift Ideas According to Your Sign", "Escape Special: 20 Must Do Experiences for the World Traveler", "Holiday Haute: Steal the Spotlight This Season", "Bite Size Beauty: Travel Friendly Makeup", "The Secret Lives of Flight Attendants", and many more.

Metro Magazine November 2009 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Jennylyn Mercado Covers FHM Philippines November 2009 Issue

After sexy celebrity mom Valerie Concepcion graced the cover of FHM Philippines last month, it's another hot momma's turn to scorch the readers of the leading men's magazine, and it's no other than Jennylyn Mercado.


The cover story on Jennylyn has the subtitle: The versatile star unleashes a howler of a comeback. This is the second time that the Starstruck winner graced the cover of FHM Philippines. The fist time was last January 2008 when she was 1 month pregnant.

FHM Philippines November 2009 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Marga and Bea Valdes Cover MEGA Magazine November 2009


World-famous Filipina designers Marga and Bea Valdes cover the November issue of Mega Magazine.

Mega Magazine November 2009 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

PBB Double UP Update: Cathy Remperas Swaps with Kattlin Laas of Big Brother Finland

Straight from Big Brother Finland, sexy Estonian-born Kattlin Laas will be arriving to Manila tomorrow (Oct 31) for the Big Swap of "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up."



Despite weather forecasts about a coming storm, Big Brother is pushing through with one of the biggest twists of the season where a housemate from Finland will trade places with a local housemate, which happens to be Cathy Remperas, the Charming Babe of Bohol.

The 22 year old Finnish housemate admitted to the Finnish Big Brother that she is not fluent in English. A food processing worker, Kattlin describes herself as a positive and cheerful person. Her weakness, meanwhile, is her short temper. She hates people with oversized ego, people who lie a lot, and people-pleasers.

Will Kattlin be able to relate to the Pinoy housemates? Will she be able to adjust to the culture and language? What foreign traits and culture will she introduce to the housemates and the Filipino audience?

Find out how Cathy will do in Finland by following Big Brother�s secretary on Twitter. Just search PBBSecretary and click follow. Don�t miss Kattlin�s first days inside the PBB house this Saturday (Oct 31) after "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and Sunday (Nov 1) after "George and Cecil" on ABS-CBN. See the highlights of the past week at "PBB Weekend Primetime" at 6pm every Saturday and Sunday on Studio 23.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sarah Geronimo is The Newest Globe Endorser

Sarah Geronimo is the newest addition to Globe�s talent roster which has featured Luis Manzano and Richard Gutierrez.

Sarah enthuses, "I�m so happy to be with Globe. Dati pa akong Globe user and now that I�m with Globe, I really feel like a part of the family."

Bunny Aguilar, Globe�s head for Convergent Communication Channels, says, "Sarah is a great fit for Globe. She exemplifies the typical youthful Globe customer, with her spirit, charisma, intelligence and the drive that keeps her moving on to the next level. She is real role model for people her age, and it�s a pleasure to have her with us."

Watch Sarah G.'s Globe TVC below:



Video Source: sarahgeronimo.com on youtube

1st Star Awards for Music - Winners

Here are the winners in the 1st Star Awards for Music held last night, October 29, at Skydome SM North Edsa:

Female Recording Artist of the Year
Regine Velasquez
Low Key, Universal Records

Male Recording Artist of the Year
Ogie Alcasid
Great Filipino Song Book, Universal Records

Album of the Year
Your Universe,
Warner Music Phils.
Artist: Rico Blanco
Album Producer: Rico Blanco
Executive Producer: Jim Baluyot

Song of the Year
Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap,
Star Records, appears courtesy of EMI Philippines, Inc.
Performed by: Martin Nievera from the album Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap
Composer: Ogie Alcasid
Arranger: Arnold Buena

Female Pop Artist of the Year
Sarah Geronimo - OPM, Viva Records

Male Pop Artist of the Year
Jed Madela - Songs Rediscovered 2, Universal Records

Pop Album of the Year
Ikaw Na Nga, Star Records
Artist: Willie Revillame

Duo/Group Artist of the Year
MYMP - Now, Ivory Records

Music Video of the Year
Pambansang Kamao, Wika Records
Directed by: Ace Villena
Performed by: D'Coy

Dance Album of the Year
Delisciosa, Viva Records
Artist: Mocha Girls

Alternative Album of the Year
Biyaya,
Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios
Artist: Bayang Barrios

Revival Album of the Year
Low Key, Universal Records
Artist: Regine Velasquez
tied
Falling In Love, Viva Records
Artist: Rachelle Ann Go

New Female Recording Artist of the Year
Maricris Garcia - Mahal Kita, GMA Records

New Male Recording Artist of the Year
Bugoy Drilon - Paano Na Kaya, Star Records
tied
Jmore - Self Titled, LDG Prod. & Ent. Recording Co. & Galaxy Records

Album Cover Design of the Year
Complicated, Star Records
Cover Concept: Andrew Castillo
Artist: Gretchen Barretto

Compilation Album of the Year
Lovelife, Star Records
Artist: Boy Abunda

Acoustic Album of the Year
Back to Basics, Ivory Music
Artist: Paolo Santos

Acoustic Artist of the Year
Aiza Seguerra - Open Arms, Star Records
tied
Sabrina - I Love Acoustic, Universal Music International/MCA Music Inc.

Rock Album of the Year
Long Time Noisy, Universal Records
Artist: Kamikazee

Rock Artist of the Year
Kamikazee - Long Time Noisy, Universal Records

R&B Album of the Year
Groove , Universal Records
Artist: Billy Crawford

R&B Artist of the Year
Billy Crawford - Groove, Universal Records

Lifetime Achievement Award
APO Hiking Society


Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford are The Hosts of "Pilipinas Got Talent"

ABS-CBN will tour around the nation to find the Philippines' best acts that will compete in its biggest primetime talent-reality search Pilipinas Got Talent.

Actor Luis Manzano and singer Billy Crawford have been selected to host the new talent competition that will see singers, dancers, musicians, and other notable acts regardless of age and gender.


"Luis and I will serve as the contestants' big brothers here. We will get to know them and their stories, which I think is something the audience should and will really look forward to," said Billy, who admitted that he was a fan of the Got Talent search in the U.S. before coming to Manila last year to host Pinoy Dream Academy last year.

Luis and Billy will be the Philippine counterpart of Britain's Ant and Dec. They will be using their wit, humor, and charm as they guide Got Talent hopefuls throughout their journey and perform before a set of judges.

"I am really excited to host Pilipinas Got Talent and of course to work with Billy on a show for the first time. We do Kanto boys in ASAP '09, we hang out outside of showbiz, and I think our chemistry is something everyone should watch out for, we are going to spice up the show with our antics," said Luis.

Pilipinas Got Talent will feature Filipinos in different acts. The show is open to all�regardless of age; be it solo, duo, or group�who got the talent in singing, dancing, acting, or even unique skills such as doing magic, juggling, and stand-up comedy.

Filipinos like Madonna Decena and Charlie Green already proved that Filipinos are talented as they made it to the semi-finals of Got Talent's most popular format Britain's Got Talent.

"Filipinos are very talented and these talents can be at par with the rest of the world. The burden on deciding who among the hopefuls lies on the judges now. It will not be an easy task for sure," Billy said.

"And our judges' credentials are impeccable. They have an eye for talent and the contestants will surely learn and grow as they go through the different stages of the competition. They just need to give it their best and enjoy what they will be doing," added Luis.

If you think you got what it takes and if you got talent, catch the first leg of Pilipinas Got Talent auditions at the Lyceum of the Philippines in Batangas on November 6, 7, and 8. Auditions will also be held on Cebu on November 11, 12, and 13; Baguio on November 19, 20, 21; Cagayan De Oro on November 25, 26, and 27; Davao on November 30, Dec. 1 and 2; and Manila on December 5, 6, 12, and 13.

Watch Billy and Luis in ABS-CBN's nationwide reality and talent search Pilipinas Got Talent, airing soon on the Kapamilya Network.


"Darna" Continues To Fly High

The fever brought about by today's number one primetime program, Darna, continues as viewers remain glued on television every night to catch the breathtaking adventures of the classic Pinay superhero.

The original Mars Ravelo comics classic, has been soaring heights since its premiere. The viewers� interest in Darna�s electrifying story has been translated into high TV ratings.

Based on data from AGB Nielsen Philippines, Darna posted an average household rating of 35.1% from September 1 to October 16 in Mega Manila while its competition logged an average of 26.9% for the same period.

Darna's success is not only due to its powerhouse cast led by Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, multi-awarded actor-director Eddie Garcia, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Iwa Moto and others, but also because the action-packed and emotionally-gripping scenes have appealed to viewers of all ages.

In the story, Darna has overpowered the supervillains who wrecked havoc in their town � Babaeng Impakta (Nadine Samonte), Babaeng Lawin (Ehra Madrigal) and Babaeng Tuod (Francine Prieto).

It can be recalled that Darna was about to kill the evil Impi (Mura) when the latter�s twin sister Roma a.k.a. Babaeng Impakta jumped from the church tower to end her life. Roma's body was buried but Impi�s was seized by Dr. Morgan (Ricky Davao) for experimentation.

Then, Armida a.k.a Babaeng Lawin arrived and attacked people. She wanted to get even with her brother, Father Mateo (Eddie Garcia), the town�s parish priest. During her fight with Darna, Babaeng Lawin accidentally hit herself with her own feather blades. But instead of expressing gratitude for once again saving the town, Darna was condemned by Father Mateo and his supporters for killing Babaeng Lawin. This caused the young superheroine to feel reluctant in her mission to save the world.

But when Babaeng Tuod (Francine Prieto) came in to sow terror and asked for Darna, Narda decided to save the world again. To destroy the giant driftwood, Darna set Babaeng Tuod on fire and threw her in a volcano.

Unknown to Darna, Babaeng Tuod did not die, but rather changed to her human form named Lucifera. She went to the orphanage where Narda lives. Impi, meanwhile, managed to escape the laboratory and went back to the orphanage to kill Narda.

More thrilling action and suspense await viewers in the coming episodes because more than the supervillains, Darna will be facing Kobra (Paolo Contis) and his evil children � Valentina (Iwa Moto), Serpentina (Sabrina Man) and Zandro (also played by Paolo Contis).

Darna airs weeknights after 24Oras on GMA Telebabad.


"Kulilits" - A New Kiddie Show on ABS-CBN

Children will once again look forward to Saturday mornings as ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs introduces its newest kiddie show "Kulilits," featuring the brightest child stars in the nation today.


The "Kulilits" are "Goin' Bulilit" kid Cha-cha Ca�ete, 2009 Star Circle Grand Kid Questor Bugoy Cari�o and his runner-up, the five year-old Izzy Canillo.



The three will be hanging out in a playhouse where they will learn different lessons every week from basic reading and mathematics to new songs and dances. More importantly, they will also learn good values because a true "kulilit" does not only have a sharp mind but also a kind heart.

This Saturday (Oct 31), Cha-cha, Bugoy, and Izzy will appreciate the value of helping one another as they create a halloween costume for Cha-cha. The "Kulilits" will also do the rounds for some trick or treat and will even learn a secret magic trick!

So mommy and daddy, join your kids as they count down the days to their first bonding with the "Kulilits" this Saturday (Oct 31), 9:45 am before "Showtime" on ABS-CBN.


TNS National TV Ratings (October 27): "13 Out of 20 Shows Belong to ABS-CBN"

Kapamilya shows dominate the Top 20 programs last Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Here are the Top 20 programs(Click image to enlarge):

Source: TNS


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chris Brown - "I Can Transform Ya" Music Video and Lyrics

Check out Chris Brown's "I Can Transform Ya" music video and lyrics.

The music video which was directed by Joseph Kahn, features Swizz Beatz and Lil Wayne. The song is off his new album Graffiti, out December 15.

I Can Transform Ya - Music Video and Lyrics:



[Lil Wayne]
Hey Lil Mama,
I can transform ya,
i can�t dance but I can dance on ya,
Swiss on the beats, Chris move ya feet,
and baby I can transform ya him to a me,
I can change you life, make it so new,
make you never want to go back to the old you,
Ciroc and lime, give it a lil time,
and she can transform like Optimus Prime,

[Chris Brown]
Need a ride I can Range you up,
money i can change you up,
you can ride your own, no longer be the passenger,
swag low I build you up,
knees we can stand you up,
red lips, red dress, like em like a fire truck,

What you need, you can have that,
my black card they won�t decline that,
see potential in ya,
let me mould that,

I can transform ya like a transformer,
I can transform ya,
I can transform ya,
Anything ya want, i can get it for ya,
your my baby girl shoulda know I did it for ya,
I can trans, I can trans, I can transform ya,

Shoes you got it (got it)
Bags you got it (got it),
cars you got it (got it),
money still got it (got it),
I can transform ya, I can transform ya,
Anything you want I can (i can) get it for ya,

See me in the video you can have it really though,
iced out everything, like an eskimo,
wanna fly, we can go, anywhere you wanna go,
Jimmy Choos in Italy, Louie V in Tokyo,

something like Pinnochio,
if you lie down imma grow,
wanna see me do it big,
i can show you how it goes,
take you from an amateur to being professional,
(I can have you swag surfing - autotune)

What you need, you can have that,
my black card
see potential in ya,
let me mould that,

[Chorus]

[Lil Wayne]
Ok,
I can transform ya like a transformer,
i can turn you from a human to a Carter,
take you off the bench and turn ya to a starter,
then take you home and put you on a charger,
then (then) my cars transforms to a charter,
and we can fly to wherever you ever thought of,
hehe, i take you to wherever its warmer,
then i gotta rip off your dress like a warm up,
hehe, but Im just getting warmed up,
so tell your man he better get his voltron up,
i transform her to a Ducati and then I transform me to a Bugatti,
cos her form puts me in a trance,
i transform smaller and she puts me in her pants,
Swiss on the Beat, Chris move ya feet
and we can transform a good girl to a freak,

[Chorus]
[End]



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (October 23-26): "Talentadong Pinoy is Still the Most Watched Talent-Reality Show"

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from October 23 to 26 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

October 23, Friday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.9%
2. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) - 18.2%
3. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 17.7%
4. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) - 16.5%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
6. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 14.5%
7. Last Romance (GMA-7) - 13.6%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 12.4%
10. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%

Primetime:
1. Darna (GMA-7) - 32.5%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.3%
3. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 28.9%
4. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.9%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.4%
6. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26%
7. Lovers in Paris (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
8. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 25%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 24.1%
10. Survivor Philippines: Palau (GMA-7) - 21.9%

October 24, Saturday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.8%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 16.4%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
4. Cinema FPJ: Dito Sa Pitong Gatang (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
5. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 14.2%
6. Startalk (GMA-7) - 13.1%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
8. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 10.8%
9. Art Angel (GMA-7) - 10.1%
10. Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) - 9.6%

Primetime:
1. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 23.8%
2. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 20.3%
3. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19.4%
4. 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) - 19%
5. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%
6. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 17.9%
7. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 17.5%
8. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 17.4%
9. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 17%
10. Tiagong Akyat (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%

October 25, Sunday

Daytime:
1. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
2. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
3. SOP (GMA-7) - 11.6%
4. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 11.2%
5. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 10.9%
6. Your Song: Someone To Love (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
7. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
8. Team Galaxy (GMA-7) - 8.1%
9. Chess Master (GMA-7) - 7.9%
10. Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) - 7.8%

Primetime:
1. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 24.7%
2. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 23.7%
3. Power of 10 (GMA-7) - 19.7%
4. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 19.2%
5. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 19.1%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) -18.7%
7. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
8. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 14.9%
9. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
10. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%

October 26, Monday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.2%
2. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 15.2%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
4. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) - 14.2%
5. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 13.9%
6. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) - 13.6%
7. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 12.4%
8. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) / Last Romance (GMA-7) - 11.9%
9. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
10. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%

Primetime:
1. Darna (GMA-7) - 31.8%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.4%
3. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 28.9%
4. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 28.6%
5. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 27.4%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 25.1%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.9%
8. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 23.7%
9. Survivor Philippines: Palau (GMA-7) - 21%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas: The Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez Wedding Special

At last, the much awaited wedding of the year, at least in the world of Pinoy Showbiz and Politics, was witnessed by thousands of well-wishers, followers, and fans this afternoon, October 27, 2009.

Senator Mar Roxas and premium broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez exhanged "I Do's" at the Sto. Domingo Church at exactly 4:00pm.

Watch the Mar-Korina wedding below:



The full coverage of this grandiose wedding will air at ABS-CBN on November 8 with a title "Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas: The Mar and Korina Wedding Special".

TNS National TV Ratings (October 23-26): "ABS-CBN 2 Rules Daytime and Primetime Ratings"

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from October 23 to 26 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households:

October 23, Friday

Daytime:
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.4%
2. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.9%
4. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
5. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
6. Banana Split Daily Sevings (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Big Brother Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 14%
7. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 13.4%
8. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
9. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 11.3%
10. Bleach (GMA-7) - 11.2%

Primetime:
1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 33.9%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 33.3%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 30.7%
4. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
5. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
6. Darna (GMA-7) - 25.5%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
8. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 22.4%
9. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.7%
10. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 19%

October 24, Saturday

Daytime:
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
2. Cinema FPJ: Dito Sa Pitong Gatang (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.5%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 12.8%
6. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 10.9%
7. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
8. Startalk (GMA-7) - 8.6%
9. Art Angel (GMA-7) - 8.5%
10. Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) - 8.3%

Primetime:
1. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 28.4%
2. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
3. Tiagong Akyat (ABS-CBN) - 25.2%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
5. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 22.6%
6. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 21.4%
7. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 19.1%
8. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 17.5%
9. Celebrity Duets (GMA-7) - 16.6%
10. 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) - 16.5%

October 25, Sunday

Daytime:
1. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 16%
2. Your Song Presents "Someone To Love" (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
3. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
4. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
5. SOP (GMA-7) - 9.8%
6. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 9%
7. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) / Dear Friend: Specials (GMA-7) - 7.9%
8. Chess Master (GMA-7) - 7.8%
9. Hana Kimi Crazy In Love Again (ABS-CBN) - 7.4%
10. Team Galaxy (GMA-7) - 7.2%

Primetime:
1. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 28.6%
2. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
3. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
5. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 19.2%
6. George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
7. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 17.9%
8. Power of 10 (GMA-7) - 17.2%
9. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 14.5%
10. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%

October 26, Monday

Daytime:
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.4%
2. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 19%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.8%
4. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 16%
5. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
7. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
9. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 12.8 %
10. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) - 12.1%

Primetime:
1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 33.2%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 32.6%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 32.1%
4. Darna (GMA-7) - 30%
5. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 29.3%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.3%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.6%
8. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 24.5%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%
10. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 20.6%

Source: TNS

Ang Tanging Pamilya (A-Marry-Go-Round) - Full Trailer

Watch the full trailer of much anticipated movie of the season, "Ang Tanging Pamilya (A-Marry-Go-Round)".



This latest movie offering from Star Cinema stars Former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby and Dionesia Pacquiao in her first movie project.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Is Aga Mulach Transferring to Kapuso Network?; JC de Vera Leaving GMA-7?

Latest Buzz: Aga Muhlach together with manager Ethel Ramos met with GMA-7 executives last Thursday. Rumors has it that Aga will have projects in the Kapuso network.

And to add to the rising list of "ober da bakod" stars is Kapuso young star JC de Vera, who is also rumored to be transferring on ABS-CBN because of lack of projects from his mother network.

In 2008, JC de Vera emerged as one of the most promising young actors to look forward to this 2009. He has been named as GMA Network's Drama Prince after his highly-rated and praised drama series like Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso, Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig and Babangon Ako�t Dudurugin Kita, where he was paired with Yasmien Kurdi. He also joined the elite group of Bench endorsers.

But since the word war between JC�s manager Annabelle [Rama] and GMA executive Wilma [Galvante] started earlier this year, JC has noticeably left without a new primetime series. His last primetime series was LaLola opposite Rhian Ramos and his last afternoon soap was Ngayon at Kailanman opposite Heart Evangelista.

Because of this, rumors about his alleged transfer to the kapamilya network started to spread. But as far as JC is concerned, he wanted to remain a Kapuso. But what if his manager decides otherwise when his contract with GMA expires?


PBB Double UP Eviction and Nomination Updates: Jimson Ortega is Evicted, Princess Exits, 5 Were Nominated on 2nd Nomination Night

FIRST EVICTION NIGHT. Houseband ng Spain Jimson Ortega became the first evictee of Pinoy Big Brother Double UP.

During the First Eviction Night, Princess was the first nominee to be taken off the chopping block. The next person to breathe easy was Carol.

Melai's love interest, Jason Francisco, received the most number of votes among the four nominees while Jimson Ortega, on the other hand, was the lowest votegetter. Kath, Jim�s wife, was teary eyed after knowing that her husband was evicted.


The percentage of votes are as follows:

Jason Francisco � 46.85%
Carol Batay � 24.16%
Princess Manzon � 18.79%
Jimson Ortega � 10.20%

It was also revealed that there�s going to be another "Big Brother Swap" this year. In what country and which housemate will be selected for the Big Brother Swap? The answer will be revealed in the upcoming episodes of Pinoy Big Brother.

PRINCESS EXITS VOLUNTARILY. After Jim left the house last Saturday night, Princess Manzon followed last night by invoking "voluntary exit" from the house because of a violation.

5 ARE IN DANGER OF EVICTION NEXT WEEK. One automatic nomination and four nominees for eviction are what transpired during the Pinoy Big Brother Double UP 2nd Nomination Night.

Yhel received an automatic nomination for violating the "don�t discuss the nominations" rule. While four other housemates, selected by the majority via voting process, are also in the chopping block in danger of eviction this Saturday. They are Carol, Tibo, Delio and Marielle.

It was just last Saturday night that Carol Batay was able to breathe a sigh of relief after hearing that she was safe from eviction. She believed that many did vote for her, and she expressed her gratefulness for their support. Little did she know that she would be calling on this support yet again, as she joins the list of nominees for the second time. Her inability to control her emotions proved to be her downfall, as it came to the point that she allowed this to rule her actions. The other housemates viewed this as a sign of immaturity, something that had already caused friction within House B. Tension between her and Hermes was a concrete example of this. Carol seems to be growing up, though, as she accepted her second nomination with a smile, a total shift from last week?s tears.

Yhel Punzalan and Mariel Sorino were given automatic nominations by Kuya. Like Princess (who has opted for a Voluntary Exit after Kuya called her attention on a violation), they committed a major violation about discussing the nominations. Marielle casually told Yhel about not voting for someone, and Yhel made the mistake of repeating this information to someone else. Their housemates were informed of this and were given the chance to perform a task in exchange for the safety of one of them. Finally, House B was successful in their task, and they chose to save Marielle, leaving Yhel with the automatic nomination. This action was overturned by the housemates themselves, as their votes led to Marielle being nominated anyway. They felt that she had committed too many violations, even involving Yhel in the process. With her tough personality, they also believed she would be able to handle the stress of the nomination with ease. For their last words, both remained perky as they asked for another chance to show the world what they have to offer.

Tibo Jumalon was, surprisingly, part of the list of nominees. Aside from the fact that his housemates felt he would rather be with his family, his change of decision regarding last week�s task was what cost him points. Delio Dimaculangan was also nominated. Apparently, Princess was not the only one who felt his tough act was getting old. Quite a number of the housemates felt that he was difficult to talk to, being too self-righteous and egoistic by refusing to consider the opinions of others. Both housemates remained calm upon hearing their fate, believing that everyone had to experience it at some point. They kept their message short and sweet, both asking for support from their kababayans and sending an "I love you" to their respective families.


The polls are now open to receive your votes! Who do you think deserves another shot to stay in the house? Make your vote count by texting BB (housemate�s name) and sending it to 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless Landline users or 231 for Smart and Talk n Text subscribers. You may also cast your vote online by logging on to www.pinoybigbrother.com/vote.


Manny Pacquiao is Included in ESPN Magazine�s Body Issue

Manny Pacquiao was selected by ESPN Magazine as one of the athletes with the best bodies in their "Body Issue".

In the magazine's "Bodies We Want" section, athletes were either pose in the buff (with private parts strategically covered) or with minimal clothing. They dubbed the section as "the best bodies in sports."

Here is Manny Pacquiao�s photo in the "Bodies We Want" section of ESPN Magazine:


Here are some of the Athletes included in the Body Issue:

* Adam Nelson / TRACK & FIELD / SHOT PUT
* Alex Solis / JOCKEY
* Bryan Clay / TRACK & FIELD / DECATHLETE
* Byamba / SUMO
* Carl Edwards / NASCAR
* Casey Hampton / NFL / STEELERS
* Cheryl Haworth / WOMEN�S WEIGHTLIFTER
* Claire Bevilacqua / SURFER
* D.C. United: Chris Pontius, Bryan Namoff, Clyde Simms, Jaime Moreno, Santino Quaranta, Ben Olsen / SOCCER / MLS
* Edmonton Oilers: Sheldon Souray, Ethan Moreau, Andrew Cogliano / NHL
* Gina Carano / MMA
* Ivan Rodriguez / MLB / RANGERS
* Jenn Stuczynski / TRACK & FIELD / POLE VAULT
* Johnny Weir / ICE SKATER
* Ken Schrader / NASCAR
* Kevin Robinson / BMX
* Kristi Leskinen / FREESTYLE SKIER
* Laird Hamilton / SURFER
* LPGA: Sandra Gal, Anna Grzebien, Christina Kim / GOLF
* Malliciah Goodman / COLLEGE FOOTBALL / CLEMSON
* Mark Martin / NASCAR
* Metal Mulisha: Todd Potter, Colin Morrison, Ronnie Faisst, Brian Deegan, Beau Manley, Nixey Danielson / MOTOCROSS
* Michelle Carter / TRACK & FIELD / SHOT PUT
* Natasha Kai / USA SOCCER
* Nelson Cruz / MLB / RANGERS
* Oguchi Onyewu / USA SOCCER
* Patrick Kerney / NFL / SEAHAWKS
* Poker: Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth
* Randy Couture / MMA
* Ryan Guettler / BMX
* Ryan Lochte / SWIMMER
* Sarah Reinertsen / TRIATHLETE
* Scott Jurek / ULTRAMARATHONER
* Shane Proctor / BULL RIDER
* Steph Davis / ROCK CLIMBER / BASE JUMPER
* Stephane Robidas / NHL / STARS
* Susan Francia / ROWER
* Torry Holt / NFL / JAGUARS
* USA Softball: Natasha Watley, Cat Osterman, Jessica Mendoza, Lauren Lappin
* Zdeno Chara / NHL / BRUINS

Unfortunately, other big names in the world of sports like Tiger Woods refused to appear in the special issue.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

'La Diva' to Sing "Lupang Hinirang" in Pacquiao-Cotto Bout

Jonalyn Viray, Aicelle Santos and Maricris Garcia also known as 'La Diva' will sing the Philippine national anthem in Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao�s much anticipated showdown with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto on November 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The people�s champ confirmed that 'La Diva,' dubbed as the "Destiny�s Child of the Philippines," will sing "Lupang Hinirang" in the Pacquiao-Cotto "Firepower" clash.

Pacquiao said the three auditioned in the early part of this year. Other artists from networks ABS-CBN and GMA 7 also took part in the audition, he said. The boxer cited Jolina Magdangal as one of those who wanted to sing the national anthem.

The Filipino boxing icon was particularly impressed by the 'La Diva' when he saw them perform. He added that he believes 'La Diva' will do justice in singing "Lupang Hinirang" next month.

The boxing champion also admitted that he was told that international singers Charice and Lea Salonga were interested in singing the national anthem for the fight.

"Pero hindi ko naman sila nakausap. Kung nakausap ko, siguro sila. Pero iyong 'La Diva' kasi, na-oo-han ko na. Mahirap naman at baka masabi wala akong isang salita," Pacquiao explained


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

John Mayer - "Heartbreak Warfare" Music Video and Lyrics

Check out the new John Mayer music video for his second single "Heartbreak Warfare", off his new album "Battle Studies".

The video is the first to feature "augmented reality", which according to Wiki, is a term for a "live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery - creating a mixed reality."

Heartbreak Warfare - Music Video and Lyrics:



Lightning strikes
Inside, my chest to keep me up at night
Dream of ways
To make you understand my pain

Clouds of sulfur in the air
Bombs are falling everywhere
It's heartbreak warfare
Once you want it to begin,
No one really every wins
In heartbreak warfare

If you want more love,
why don't you say so?
If you want more love,
why don't you say so?

Drop his name
Push it in and twist the knife again
Watch my face
As I pretend to feel no pain

Clouds of sulfur in the air
Bombs are falling everywhere
It's heartbreak warfare
Once you want it to begin,
No one really ever wins
In heartbreak warfare.

If you want more love,
why don't you say so?
If you want more love,
why don't you say so?

Just say so...

How come the only way to know how high you get me
is to see how far I fall
God only knows how much I'd love you if you let me
but I can't break free at all.

It's a heartbreak...

I don't care if we don't sleep at all tonight
Let's just fix this whole thing now
I swear to God we're gonna get it right
If you put your weapons down
Red wine and ambien
You're talking shit again, it's heartbreak warfare
Good to know it's all a game
Disappointment has a name, it's heartbreak warfare.


"Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida

After 5 years, Kris Aquino will soon star in the new ABS-CBN teleserye titled "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo".

Kris' last teleserye was the 2004 hit "Hiram" opposite Dina Bonnevie, Anne Curtis and Heart Evangelista.

Also in the cast of "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" are Kapamilya's hottest loveteam of this generation - Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu who will play as Kris' daughter.

When asked why she agreed to do the role, she answered "because Kim and Gerald are the number one young stars of their age bracket."

Directed by Erick Salud and Trina Dayrit, KTM will start shooting on November 16 and with a tentative date of airing either on January 25 or February 2010.

Latest Update: Robin Padilla joins the cast of Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo. This will be Binoe's
comeback project on Kapamilya network.


"The Naked Japanese Fan Dance" on Pinoy Big Brother Double UP

Pressure and tension continue to rise inside the Pinoy Big Brother House after Kuya pits the two houses against each other in a daring and challenging weekly task called the "TakFan" Dance.

Inspired by the Youtube hit "The Naked Japanese Fan Dance," housemates have to showcase good choreography and coordination as they dance naked or semi-naked with only fans to cover their private parts.

To get additional points, all girls in House A, including the Transpinay Rica, will wear Tback, while the boys- except Jason, will dance nude. On the other hand, all boys in House B agreed to go all-the-way, while Carol backed out from wearing T-back due to her strict Christian morals, giving her house a 20 point disadvantage.

Watch the "The Naked Japanese Fan Dance" below:



Be sure to catch this exciting episode of Pinoy Big Brother tonight right after "Dahil May Isang Ikaw" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


10 Icons and 10 Inspiring Stories on Lifestlye Network�s 1st Decade

The Lifestyle Network, on its 10th Anniversary pays tribute to 10 outstanding women who have made exceptional marks in the fields that they�ve chosen and have touched the lives of people around them as they live out their passion.

You can catch them wearing the channel�s most vibrant colors in its newest logo in the mini-plugs aired in between the programs. This is in celebration of their 1st decade on Philippine television and will be highlighted through a week-long photo exhibit which will be held at the Archaeology Wing, Powerplant Mall, 2nd Floor from October 23 through the 31st.

The channel prides itself in its top 10 picks of outstanding women : Singer-Actress Lea Salonga who�s a world-class persona and lived large on the world stage; Host-Actress Donita Rose who has found out that the center and happiness is simply being a mother and having a quiet life whilst active in other things like her advocacy; model and former model lifestyle Network host Isabel Roces who�s an outspoken advocate of animal rights and a strong supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals); Fashion Designer Hindy Weber-Tantoco who�s a fashion designer, mother and supporter of causes all rolled into one; Stage Actress Menchu Lauchengo-Yulo who�s a supporter of the Culture and the Arts.

(Standing, L-R: Gina Lopez, Kara Alikpala, Margarita Fores)
(Seated, L-R: Lisa Macuja, Menchu Yulo)

Completing the list is cancer survivor and advocate Kara Alikpala who bravely faced the challenge of defying cancer; Chef and Entrepreneur Margarita Fores who best represented the channel�s food EQUITY; Former President and CEO of Mc Cann Phils and Chairman of CCP Emily Abrera who has accomplished many things and believed that a woman can; Managing Director of ABS-CBN Foundation Gina Lopez who�s continuously extending her hand in her charitable works especially with her concern on the country and children�s future; Ballet dancer Lisa Macuja who�s a world class performer and very dedicated to the Arts and her craft .

(Standing, L-R: Donita Rose, Hindy Weber-Tantoco, Emily Abrera)
(Seated, L-R: Lea Salonga, Isabel Roces)

Lifestyle network�s loyal viewers who are as important and has been regularly following the channel�s daily offerings, various events and promos are just as valuable. As such, they are making known to everyone 10 inspiring stories of people who inspire our viewers. There is a call to send in their narration on these people they look up to and the top 10 will be aired as well as be featured in the said photo exhibit.

For more surprises and treats, continue to tune in to the Lifestyle Network the channel where life and style blend and visit www.thelifeyoulive.tv for more details.


Rihanna - "Russian Roulette" Music Video and Lyrics

Sing with Rihanna's first single titled "Russian Roulette" off from her fourth original studio album "Rated R".

Russian Roulette - Music Video and Lyrics:



Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I�m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go

[Chorus -- JustJared.com]
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I�m terrified but I�m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he�s here means he�s never lost

(Chorus)

As my life flashes before my eyes
I�m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won�t get the chance to say goodbye
But it�s too late too pick up the value of my life....

Russian Roulette was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo and the Anthony Mandler directed video will premiere on ABC primetime.


Adam Lambert - "Time For Miracles" Music Video and Lyrics

Check out the music video of Adam Lambert's new song "Time for Miracles" which is included in the OST of upcoming film 2012.

Adam's debut album "For Your Entertainment" is set for a November 23rd release.

According to his twitter post, "Yes it's true. I spent yesterday in the studio with the insanely talented and creative Lady Gaga recording a song that she wrote! I love her. Gaga wrote the song a while ago and she thought it would be a good fit for me. It's a solo track. I feel so honored and lucky to be asked."

Time For Miracles - Music Video and Lyrics:



It's late at night and I can't sleep
Missing you just runs too deep
Oh I can't breathe thinking of your smile.

Every kiss I can't forget
This aching heart ain't broken yet
Oh God I wish I could make you see
Cause I know this flame isn't dying
So nothing can stop me from trying

Baby you know that
Maybe it's time for miracles
Cause I ain't giving up on love
You know that
Maybe it's time for miracles
Cause I ain't giving up on love
No I ain't giving up on us

I just want to be with you
Cause living is so hard to do
When all I know is trapped inside your eyes

The future I cannot forget
This aching heart ain't broken yet
Oh God I wish I could make you see
Cause I know this flame isn't dying
So nothing can stop me from trying

Baby you know that
Maybe it's time for miracles
Cause I ain't giving up on love
You know that
Maybe it's time for miracles
Cause I ain't giving up on love
No I ain't giving up on us

Baby can you feel it coming?
You know I can hear it,
Hear every soul,
Baby when you feel me feeling you

You know it's time...

Baby you know that
Maybe it's time for miracles
Cause I ain't giving up on love
You know that
Maybe it's time for miracles
Cause I ain't giving up on love

You know I ain't giving up on us
You know I ain't giving up on
Oh I ain't giving up on us.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It is Finally Over Between Rachelle Ann Go and Gab Valenciano

Rachelle Ann Go has finally confirmed that she and Gabriel "Gab" Valenciano are no longer seeing each other but she declined to elaborate what caused the break-up.

But rumors has it the Rachelle initiated the break-up after she caught Gab communicating again with his former girlfriend through social networking Web site Facebook.


"Ayoko na pong pag-usapan. Ayoko ng hungkatin kung ano man �yon. Pero masaya na din po siya. So, okay po kami ngayon," Rachelle told the press.

Since the break-up, Rachelle admitted that the two of them have yet to talk to each other. She quickly clarified that it is because they are both busy with their respective careers.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Malaysian Fathin Amira Sang Jessa Zaragosa's "Bakit Pa?" on Singapore Idol

Fathin Amira, a seventeen-year-old Malay finalist in the season 3 of Singapore Idol sings Jessa Zaragoza's "Bakit Pa?" on the reality show's Asian Week theme and dedicates it to the Ondoy and Pepeng victims.

In her pre-performance video interview, Fathin said that she's very fond of Filipino culture due to its melodious style in music which is somewhat close to Malays'.

Watch Fathim Amira sings "Bakit Pa?" on Singapore Idol below:



Singapore Idol Season 3 is a production of MediaCorp TV Theater.


57th FAMAS Awards 2009 Winners

Here is the partial list of winners in the 57th FAMAS Awards:

Best Picture:
Baler, Viva Films

Best Actress:
Heart Evangelista, Ay Ayeng

Best Actor:
Allen Dizon, Paupahan

Best Supporting Actress:
Snooky Serna
, Paupahan

Best Supporting Actor:
German Moreno
, Paupahan

Presidential Award:
Carlo J. Caparas and Donna Villa

Circle of Excellence Award:
Gov. Vilma Santos

Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award:
Senator Bong Revilla

German Moreno Youth Achievement Award:
Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson
Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica

Golden Artist Award:
Sarah Geronimo

Posthumous Award:
Roland Dantes


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Scream 2009 Awards - List of Winners

It was a night of "T" last Saturday, October 17, when Spike TV honored sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comic-inspired films and TV shows through its 2009 Scream Awards.

Twilight, Transformers, True Blood and Trekkies are the big winners dominating 12 out of 18 awards, with Star Trek getting takes home the top honor, grabbing The Ultimate Scream Movie title.


Here is the complete list of winners of the 4th Scream Awards:

Most Anticipated Fantasy Film: Alice in Wonderland

Best Sci-Fi Actress: Megan Fox, Transformers 2

Breakout Performance, Female: Isabelle Lucas, Transformers 2

Breakout Performance, Male: Taylor Lautner, Twilight

Best Villain
: Alexander Skarsg�rd, True Blood

Best Comic Book, Writer: Jeff Jones

Best Comic Book, Movie: Watchmen

Rock Immortal Award: Keith Richards

Best Horror Movie: Drag Me to Hell

Best Horror Actor, Male: Stephen Moyer, True Blood

Best Horror Actor, Female: Anna Paquin, True Blood

Best Fantasy Actor, Male: Robert Pattinson, Twilight

Best Fantasy Actor, Female: Kristen Stewart, Twilight

Best Director: J.J. Abrams, Star Trek

Best TV Show: True Blood

Best Fantasy Movie: Twilight

Scream Mastermind Lifetime Achievement Award: George A. Romero

Comic-Con Icon Lifetime Achievement Award
: Stan Lee

Ultimate Scream: Star Trek


RC Cola TVC Featuring Kim Bum ang Maja Salvador

RC Cola officially launches its new TVC featuring Korea's hottest star Kim Bum (Boys Over Flowers) and Filipina actress Maja Salvador.

Watch the TVC below:




Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Bangon" - Rico Blanco's Composition for Typhoon Victims

Bangon, a song composed and recorded by Rico Blanco for free in dedication to typhoon victims is his own little way of getting support and donations to hep the victims of Ondoy and Pepeng who recently destructed millions of properties and making a lot of Pinoy homeless.

"I did this in the hopes of helping out lahat po ng Pilipino ay tumutulong in their own ways and ako naman po sana in my own little way ay makatulong po as a musician. Hopefully maka-inspire yung song ng mga tao na naapektuhan ng typhoon at dun din sa maraming tumutulong, may this hopefully give them strength, ang hopefully po makapag-raise ng konti pang donations," Rico said.

So how "Bangon" could help raise more donations?

Simply download the song through http://www.ricoblanco.com.ph and choose your choice of organizations. You can also
donate by texting Bangon to 5677.

Rico Blanco - "Bangon" music video (as performed on ASAP '09):




Sandara Park�s Brother Cheon Dung Joins Korea's All-Male Group MBLAQ

While Sandara Park continues to conquer the entertainment scene in Korea as part of hot girl group 2NE1, her younger brother Park Sang Hyun (now known as Cheon Dung or "Thunder") has launched his own singing career as part of the newest Korean all-male group MBLAQ (pronounced as M Black), which stands for Music Boys Live Absolute Quality. A lot of fans have already taken interest in Sang Hyun who was first seen in an online video jamming with 16-year-old singer I.U. a few months back. Amateur videos of their acoustic duets have been circulating the net before word got out that he would be replacing one of the original members of MBLAQ.

Though this is his first venture into the entertainment industry, Sang Hyun has been training for a while under the Loen talent agency (the same one who handles I.U.) before he recently transferred to J. Tune Entertainment�a company owned by no less than the ultimate Korean heartthrob, Rain. Aside from being the producer, the latter also took charge of MBLAQ�s dance choreography in the music video of the carrier single of their mini-album, �Oh Yeah� which has already earned lots of praise when it was released just last October 13. Rain is reportedly very proud of his first batch of talents and is confident that they would make it in the biz especially after their well-received debut performance as guests in his recently-concluded concert in Seoul.


MBLAQ - "Oh Yeah" music video:




Pinoy Big Brother Double Up 1st Nomination Night - Results

Jason Francisco and Princess Manzon of House A and Jimson Ortega and Carol Batay of House B are the first four nominated housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Double Up.


Jason got 7 votes from their housemates while Princess received 6 votes which put them in the risk of getting evicted next week in the Big Brother house. Carol who became so emotional after hearing the bad news got 5 nominations while Jimson's nomination didn't became a surprise. One considerable reason might be being inside the Big Brother house with his wife Kathy making them an obvious target for nomination.

Relive the PBB nomination which happened Saturday night by watching the videos below:





And here's the reason why they nominated their chosen housemates:



To vote for your favorite housemates:

Text BB (NAME OF HOUSEMATE)
Send to 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless Landline and 231 for Smart and Talk N' Text

P2.50/text for Globe, TM, Bayan Wireless Landline, Smart and Talk N' Text
P2.00/text for Sun Cellular

To vote ONLINE, go to http://www.pinoybigbrother.com

To vote in UAE, text PBB to 4200

To vote in Saipan and Guam, text PBB to 7840

To vote in Smart Prepaid International Roamers, Dial *133# and go to International VAS to vote.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Janine Ramirez and Nel Gomez Win MYX VJ Search

Marketing specialist Janine Ramirez and theater performer and student Nel Gomez are the two new VJs of MYX music channel. The announcement was made last night at the MYX VJ Search 2009 finals held at the Activity Center of the SM Annex in North Ave., EDSA, Quezon City.



Janine and Nel were part of the eleven finalists who went through intensive challenges and tests to vie for the two open spots in the MYX VJ roster. The other nine finalists were: Andi Eigenmann, 19, actors Jaclyn Jose and Mark Gil's daughter; Ant Santos, 22, a young chef from Oklahoma, U.S.A.; Jade Sison, 18, a model student; Kevin Lape�a, 19, Lipgloss actor and student; Lana Roi, 21, a Canadian-born singer-performer; Miko Morente, 19, a student and part-time model; Miki Hahn, 20, a budding recording artist and student; Sarah Gaugler, 22, a visual artist, musician and tattoo artist; and Toff Tiozon, 25, a former Batibot cast member and graphic artist.

Except for VJ Nikki Gil, the other MYX VJs were present during the show. Celebrity VJs Iya Villania and Luis Manzano, shared hosting duties with VJ search alums Andrei Felix, Robi Domingo, Chino Lui Pio, Monica Yncierto and Bianca Roque. Last year's finalists were also there to share what they gained from the experience of being in the MYX VJ Search.

MYX also announced at the end of the finals night that two present VJs will be leaving MYX. They will make the announcement on November.

2009 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) - Winners

Here is the complete list of winners in the 31st Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held last Wednesday, October 14, at San Carlos Seminary in Makati.

RADIO:

Best Counseling Program - Talk to Papa, dzBB
Best Drama Program - Maalaala Mo Kaya Sa dzMM, dzMM (tied) Nagmamahal, Manay Gina, dzBB
Best News Program - Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Syete, dzMM
Best News and Commentary Program - Pasada Sais Trenta, dzMM
Best Business News or Feature - Sikap Pinoy, dzMM
Best Educational Program - Sidewalk, ABS-CBN Cebu
Best Radio Ad - AVS-CBN Cebu

TELEVISION:

Best Adult Educational/Cultural TV Program - I-Witness "Batang Langoy", GMA-7
Best TV Talk Show - SIS, GMA-7
Best Entertainment TV Program - SOP, GMA-7
Best Children's Program - Kid's on Q, Q Channel 11
Best Public Service Program - Reunion, Q Channel 11 (tied) Wish Ko Lang, GMA-7
Best Public Service Program - Wish Ko Lang, GMA-7
Best Sports Program - Sports Unlimited, ABS-CBN
Best Drama Series - May Bukas Pa, ABS-CBN (tied) Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN
Best News Magazine - Wonder Mom
Best Special Event Coverage - Kidnap, ABS-CBN
Best TV Special - Kwento ng mga Peligrino, ABS-CBN
Best Business News - Start UP, ANC
Best News Program - TV Patrol Baguio, ABS-CBN

Miracle boy Zaijian Jaranilla and the priests of Barangay Pag-asa attended the event to receive the special award for their inspirational TV series May Bukas Pa, which was given by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales.

CMMA Hall of Fame:

Sports Unlimited, ABS-CBN
Wish Ko Lang, GMA-7
Radyo Negosyo, dzMM

Posthumous Serviam Award - President Corazon C. Aquino

Established in 1978, CMMA aims to "pay tribute to those who have promoted Christian values in an outstanding way, in radio, press, advertising, television, and film." The CMMA, which is composed of bishops, is considered as one of the most credible award-giving bodies in the Philippines.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dingdong Dantes to Star in the Movie Adaptation of "Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat"

Dingdong Dantes will star as Andong Agimat in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel "Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat".

"Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat" is a popular graphic novel by prize-winning author/illustrator Arnold Arre. Tony Gloria of Unitel Pictures has bought the rights to adapt the comic character into television or the big screen.



The movi
e adaptation of the action-fantasy graphic novel will be directed by Mark Reyes for Viva Films, Unitel Pictures and GMA Films.

The original choice of Tony Gloria for the title role was Robin Padilla but the former Kapuso star signed a movie deal with Star Cinema. Dingdong Dantes took the role afterwards.

Marian Rivera was supposed to be Dingdong�s leading lady in "Andong Agimat" but she begged off due to her busy schedules in Darna. Rhian Ramos, Dingdong�s leading lady in Stairway to Heaven, took the role.

Andong Agimat has an estimated budget of P50 million and targeted to be screened at the American Film Market, running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

Nina is The First Female Artist to Receive Diamond Record Award

Nina's third album "Nina Live!" already sold an incredibly 200,000 copies after its released on February 25, 2005 making Nina the first Pinoy Female singer who was awarded with a Diamond Record Award.

"Nina Live!" consists of love songs from the 1970s to the 1990s, all of which Nina has covered live. After a week from its commercial release, the album reached Gold record and Platinum after three weeks. It is considered to be the biggest-selling album by a female artist in the Philippines, which reached a certification of 10x Platinum (Diamond). It is also the fourth biggest selling album of an OPM artist, only behind Eraserheads' Cutterpillow (10x Platinum) and Jose Mari Chan's Christmas In Our Hearts (20x Platinum) and Constant Change (10x Platinum).

The award was absolutely a big feat considering the rampant music piracy here in the Philippines making any artist so difficult to achieved even a gold record status.

In an interview, Nina said "Sobrang overwhelming, sobrang saya. It�s just like a dream� Siguro, ito �yong pinaka-favorite ng lahat ng tao, that I sing live. Siguro kaya nagustuhan nila, kaya tinangkilik nila ito. Sobrang big achievement for me."

The award was handed to Nina last Sunday on ASAP '09.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gay Lover and Married Couple Face Tough Tasks on "PBB Double UP"

"Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" is only in its first two weeks, but the housemates seem to be having a hard time with their personal tasks.

New housemates Rob and TransPinay Rica were challenged by Big Brother to make their housemates believe that they are lovers. Their subtle and intentional slip-ups induced curiosity among other housemates, like taking a shower together.



The two seem to be winning the challenge, but Big Brother recently leveled-up the task. The new challenge: Rob to propose to Rica. Though shocked and embarrassed, Rob courageously took Kuya�s new challenge.

On the other hand in House B, real-life couple Kath and Jimson had to temporarily separate as Kath was tasked by Big Brother to pretend that she is married to Patrick.

The past few days had been emotionally tough to manage for Kath and Jim, especially when Big Brother had Kath and Patrick celebrate their "anniversary" with Jimson as their waiter. The houseband had already been dying to get close to his wife, secretly trying to get a hug at times. Meanwhile, mock husband Patrick, was missing his own wife too, who was left in the outside world. Their housemates, clueless of the task, meanwhile, adored the "romance" between the fake couple.



Jimson�s couldn�t contain his yearning for his wife and had a heated exchange with her in an attempt to express his feelings. Jimson showed signs of giving up and eventually admitted to the group that he is Kath�s real life husband.

Will the housemates continue to fight, or will they finally give in to their emotions? Get a glimpse of the latest events tomorrow afternoon (Oct 15) with Mariel Rodriguez in "Uber," after Banana Split. Get the full story on "PBB Double Up" on Primetime Bida with Toni Gonzaga after "Dahil May Isang Ikaw," and more news with Bianca Gonzalez on "PBB Double UPLate" after midnight.

Gerald Anderson Does a Death-defying Stunts in Tiagong Akya

Gerald Anderson (in purple) defines guts and courage as he prepares for the jump of his life. This is one of the most difficult stunts Gerald had to confront according to the production team of Agimat: Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla presents Tiagong Akyat �to jump off from the second floor of a building down to the ground.


Don�t miss the much-awaited stunt done by Gerald himself in the upcoming episode of Tiagong Akyat.

Agimat: Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents Tiagong Akyat airs every Saturday afternoon only on ABS-CBN.