Sunday, February 28, 2010

ABS-CBN Wins Big in the UPLB Gandingan Awards 2010

17 out of 24 citations in the recently concluded 2010 University of the Philippines Los Ba�os, Laguna (UPLB) Gandingan Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards were given to ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network including Best TV Station and Most Development Oriented Station.

Here are the complete list of citations garnered by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network:

Best AM Station: DZMM Teleradyo
Best FM Station: Tambayan 101.9 San Ka Pa
Best Youth Oriented Program: Y Speak
Best Women Oriented Program: Wondermom
Best Morning Show: Umagang Kay Ganda
Best News Program: TV Patrol World
Best Livelihood Program: Kabuhayang Swak na Swak
Best Environment Oriented Program: Matanglawin
Best Educational Program: Matanglawin
Best AM Announcer: Ted Failon
Best News Anchor: Ted Failon
Gandingan ng Kababaihan: Karen Davila
Gandingan ng Kalikasan: Kuya Kim Atienza
Gandingan ng Kabataan: Kuya Kim Atienza
Gandingan ng Edukasyon: Kuya Kim Atienza

The annual UPLB Gandingan Awards is given by the UP Community Broadcasters� Society at the UP Los Ba�os as a tribute to socially-oriented television and radio programs and broadcasters and are meant to inspire the youth.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gerald Anderson Clear Shampoo Blacklight Challenge TVC

Check out the newest Clear Anti-Dandruff Shampoo "Blacklight Challenge" TV advertisement featuring young Kapamilya actor Gerald Anderson with Alex Castro, Joan Villablanca, and Enzo Tumlos.

Check Gerald in the TV ad below:

Gerald now joins the ranks of other Clear Anti-Dandruff shampoo endorsers such as Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Dingdong Dantes, and John Lloyd Cruz.

PBB Teen Edition 3 "Teen Clash of 2010" - Audition Schedules

Pinoy teens ages 15 - 18 all over the nation who are willing to join and experience how to become a Kuya's house mate will now have the chance to be make their dreams come true.

PBB's Business Unit Head Laurenti Dyogi announces the upcoming auditions dates which will be held in some key cities outside Metro Manila this March.

They have already announced the schedule of auditions and their first stop is SM Davao on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Then on March 6, Saturday, the audition will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Auditions will also be held in Dipolog City, Tacloban City and Cebu but no dates have been announced yet.

Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition 3 "Teen Clash of 2010" is the third teen edition of Pinoy Big Brother, which will began airing this summer of 2010 only on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Friday, February 26, 2010

33rd Gawad Urian � 2010 Nominees

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) released their list of nominees in the running for the 33rd Gawad Urian which is happening on April 29, 2010 at the UP Cine Adarna.

Here is the complete list of nominees for 2010 Gawad Urian:

Best Film

The Arrival
Bakal Boys
Hospital Boat
Last Supper No. 3
Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe.

Best Director

John Steffan Ballesteros (Colorum)
Pepe Diokno (Engkwentro)
Ralston Jover (Bakal Boys)
Erik Matti (The Arrival)
Arnel Mardoquio (Hospital Boat)
Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay)
Brillante Mendoza (Lola)
Raymond Red (Himpapawid)
GB Sampedro (Astig)
Veronica Velasco (Last Supper No. 3)
Alvin Yapan (Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe)

Best Actor

Raul Arellano (Himpapawid)
Allen Dizon (Dukot)
Dwight Gaston (The Arrival)
John Lloyd Cruz (In My Life)
Coco Martin (Kinatay)
Joey Paras (Last Supper)
Felix Roco (Engkwentro)
Alfred Vargas (Colorum)
Lou Veloso (Colorum)
Jacky Woo (Walang Hanggang Paalam)

Best Actress

Irma Adlawan (Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe)
Janice de Belen (Last Viewing)
Iza Calzado (Dukot)
Rustica Carpio (Lola)
Eugene Domingo (Kimmy/Dora)
Anita Linda (Lola)
Che Ramos (Mangatyanan)
Rosanna Roces (Wanted Border)
Vilma Santos (In My Life)
Tessie Tomas (Sanglaan)

Best Supporting Actor

John Arcilla (Himpapawid)
Dennis Ascalon (The Arrival)
Soliman Cruz (Himpapawid)
Milton Dionson (The Arrival)
Jose Ma. Javellana (Colorum)
John Regala (Kinatay)
Jake Roxas (Walang Hanggang Paalam)
Ariel Ureta (Kimmy/Dora)

Best Supporting Actress

Gina Alajar (Dukot)
Glaiza de Castro (Astig)
Jea Lyka Cinco (Hospital Boat)
Maria Isabel Lopez (Kinatay)
Gina Pare�o (Baseco Bakal Boys)
Marissa Sue Prado (Himpapawid)
Miriam Quiambao (Kimmy/Dora)
Dimples Romana (In My Life)

Best Screenplay

Linda Casimiro (Lola)
Pepe Diokno (Engkwentro)
Christopher Gozum (Anacbanua)
Armando Lao (Biyaheng Lupa)
Armando Lao (Kinatay)
Erik Matti (The Arrival)
Raymond Red (Himpapawid)
Veronica Velasco and Jinky Laurel (Last Supper No. 3)
Alvin Yapan (Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe)

Best Sound

Ditoy Aguila (Himpapawid)
Mark Locsin (Bakal Boys)
Albert Michael Idioma (Kinatay)
Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong (Lola)
Mark Laccay (Engkwentro)
Andrew Millalos and Mike Idioma, (Last Supper No. 3)

Best Music

Teresa Barrazo (Kinatay)
Dan Gil (Last Supper No. 3)
Lutgardo Labad (Independencia)
Gauss Obenza (Hospital Boat)
Francisbrew Reyes (Dinig Sana Kita)
Francis de Veyra (The Arrival)

Best Editing

John Steffan Ballesteros (Colorum)
Jay Halili (Biyaheng Lupa)
Raymond Red, Dave Hukom and Jay Halili (Himpapawid)
Kats Serraon (Kinatay)
Kats Serraon (Lola)
Orlean Tan, Ralph Crisostomo and Miko Araneta (Engkwentro)
Borgy Torre and Ronald Banawa (The Arrival)
Veronica Velasco and Pablo Biglang-awa Jr. (Last Supper No. 3).

Best Production Design

Bryan Bajado (Hospital Boat)
Deans Habal (Bakal Boys)
Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay)
Brillante Mendoza (Lola)
Danny Red (Himpapawid)
Digo Ricio (Independencia)
Mic Tatad and Giselle Andres (Last Supper No. 3)

Best Cinematography

Dax Canedo (Hospital Boat)
Ruben Dela Cruz (Bakal Boys)
Neil Daza (Engkwentro)
Odyssey Flores (Kinatay)
Odyssey Flores (Lola)
Sol Garcia (Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe)
Joni Guttierez (Anacbanua)
Jeanne Lapoirie (Independencia)
Raymond Red (Himpapawid)

Natatanging Gawad Urian

Armida Siguion-Reyna

Reader's Digest "Philippines' Most Trusted Individuals of 2010"

Reader's Digest Asia reveals the result of its exclusive survey which looks at the most trusted people and professions in the Philippines for 2010.

For the first time ever, Reader's Digest have conducted a nationwide survey asking people to rate 80 influential Filipino personalities on their trustworthiness. The list was presented in random order and ratings were given as a score out of ten where one equated to "Don�t trust at all" and ten being "Trust completely".

Here�s the complete list of Philippines' Most Trusted 2010:


1. Rosa Rosal (actress and philanthropist)
2. Lea Salonga (Singer and Actress)
3. Jessica Soho (Journalist and Vice President of GMA News)
4. Tony Meloto (Philanthropist, Founder of Gawad Kalinga)
5. Beningo �Noynoy� Aquino III (senator)
6. Rafael �Paeng� Nepumuceno (bowling champion)
7. Howie G. Severino (documentary filmmaker)
8. Randy David (Newspaper columnist)
9. Mel Tiangco (TV host and Newscaster)
10. Efren "Bata" Reyes (Pool and Billiard champion)
11. Jaime August Zobel de Ayala (Businessman and CEO of the Ayala Corporation)
12. Cristeta Comerford (White House Executive Chef)
13. Miguel Castro "Mike" Enriquez (TV and Radio newscaster, Senior Vice-President of GMA news)
14. Boots Anson-Roa (Former actress, Director of Mowelfound)
15. Angel Alcala (Marine scientist)
16. Julius Babao (News anchor)
17. Vilma Santos-Recto (ctress and Governor of Batangas)
18. Von Hernandez (Executive Director of Greenpeace, Southeast Asia)
19. Archbishop Angel Lagdameo (President of Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines)
20. Michael V. (Comedian and TV host)
21. Chin Chin Guiterrez (Actress and Environmental activist)
22. Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz (Priest)
23. Arnel Pineda (Lead singer of Journey)
24. Mar Roxaz (Senator)
25. Henry Sy (Founder and Chairman of SM)
26. Sharon Cuneta (Entertainer)
27. Conrado de Quiros (Newspaper columnist and Author)
28. Kidlat Tahimik (Documentary filmmaker, Writer)
29. Antonio A. Oposa Junior (Environmental lawyer)
30. Bishop Efraim Tendero (National Director, The Philippine Council for Evangelical Churches)
31. Charice Pempengco (Singer)
32. Dr. Rey Melchor F. Santos (President of Philippine Medical Association)
33. Monique Lhuillier (Fashion designer)
34. Gloria Diaz (Actress and Former Miss Universe)
35. Dr. Lilia H. Pagtakhan-Luna (Obstetrician and Gynecologist)
36. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (Boxer)
37. Dr Eusebio Z. Dizon (Archeologist)
38. Dr. Ramon Santos (Musical composer)
39. Chris Tiu (Basketballer and TV co-host Pinoy Records)
40. Reynato S. Puno (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines)
41. Alfredo S. Lim (Manila Mayor)
42. Kris Aquino (TV personality and Actress)
43. Lorenzo "Lory" Tan (Vice-Chairman WWF)
44. KC Concepcion (Actress)
45. Jaime T. "Jimmy" Licauco (Parapsychologist, Author and Founder of the Inner Mind Development Institute)
46. Brillante Mendoza (Filmmaker)
47. Rodrigo Duterte (Davao City Mayor)
48. Senator Richard "Dick" Gordan (Politician and Chairman of The Philippine National Red Cross)
49. Roberto del Rosario (businessman and inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System)
50. Francis G. Escudero (Senator)
51. Romeo Gacad (Photo journalist)
52. Joker Arroyo (Politician and Lawyer)
53. Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral (Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development)
54. Napoleon L. Nazareno (President and CEO of PLDT and SMART)
55. Ernest L. Cu (Director and CEO of Globe Telecom)
56. Korina Sanchez (TV personality)
57. Jon Santos (comedian, gay marriage activist)
58. Billy Crawford (Musician and Actor)
59. Alfonso T. Yuchengco (head of Yuchengco Group)
60. Manuel "Manny" Villar (Senator)
61. Hon. Jesil A. Lapus (Department of Education)
62. Fidel V. Ramos (Former President of the Philippines)
63. Noli de Castro (Vice President of the Philippines)
64. Lucio Tan (businessman)
65. Gilberto Teodoro (Secretary of National Defence)
66. Lieutenant General Victor S Ibrado (Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines)
67. Marian Rivera (Actress and Model)
68. Eduardo V. Manalo (deputy Executive Minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo)
69. Carlos J. Caparas (cartoonist and filmmaker)
70. Asi Taulava (Philippines National Basketball team captain)
71. General Jesus A. Verzosa (Chief of Philippine National Police)
72. Cristine Reyes (Actress and FHM's Sexiest Woman 2009)
73. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. (Politician)
74. Imee Marcos (Politician)
75. Willie Revillame (TV host (Wowowee))
76. Katrina Halili (Actress and Model)
77. Imelda Marcos (former First Lady of the Philippines)
78. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (President of the Philippines)
79. Joseph "Erap" Estrada (Former President of the Philippines)
80. Hayden Kho, Jr. (Doctor, Actor and Model)


1. Pilot
2. Teacher
3. Surgeon
4. Farmer
5. Doctor
6. Paramedic
7. Scientist
8. Nurse
9. Chef
10. Dentist
11. Firefighter
12. Veterinarian
13. Pharmacist
14. Engineer
15. Architect
16. Musician
17. Flight Steward/Stewardess
18. Electrician
19. Software Engineer
20. Tour Guide
21. Mechanic
22. Religious Leader
23. Plumber
24. CEO
25. Domestic Helper
26. Accountant
27. Economist
28. Journalist
29. Banker
30. Financial Planner
31. Hairdresser
32. Bus/Train Driver
33. Judge
34. Member Of Armed Forces
35. Taxi Driver
36. Real Estate Agent
37. Lawyer
38. Police Officer
39. Hawker
40. Politician

Cristine Reyes Covers MEGA Magazine March 2010 Issue

Kapamilya actress Cristine Reyes looks alluring in the cover of Mega Magazine March 2010 issue.

Aside from its special Summer Fashion tips, MEGA also features "Over 60 of the Best Swimwear for Every Body Type," "Bold and Bright Accessories to Match," "Look Better Naked � Sunscreens, Tanners, Slimming Treatment for a Beach Ready Body," "Shape Up � 6 Fitness Routines So You Can Be Little and Lean," "Maximize Your Credit Without Maxing Out," "Graphic Black and White, Body Electric 80s Style," "City Chic Resort Wear," and "This Season�s Most Desirable Shoes, Bags, Jewelry"

MEGA Magazine March 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Shakira - "Gypsy" Music Video and Lyrics

Check out Shakira�s hot new video "Gypsy" featuring tennis champ Rafael Nadal.

Here's what Shakira has to say about Rafael Nadal:

"Shooting this video with Rafa was a great experience, he is very sweet and made it easy and fun. He and I have so much in common � starting out so young in our respective careers and traveling the world � I felt this would translate the spirit of the lyrics in the song and I was thrilled he wanted to be a part of it."

Rafael Nadal's response:

"It has been a great experience and I had a lot of fun doing it. I had some time in between tournaments and preparation and could not miss this opportunity. Shakira, as always, was spectacular. Working with a woman as charming as her, well, it makes it a lot easier to tell the truth. It was great, very easy, she�s really sweet and that always makes the hours go by faster."

See "Gypsy" music video below from Shakira�s latest album "She Wolf"

Broke my heart
On the road
Spent the weekend
Sewing the pieces back on

Friends and thoughts pass me by
Walking gets too boring
When you learn how to fly

Not the homecoming kind
Take the top off
And who knows what you might find

Won't confess all my sins
You can bet I'll try it
But I can't always win

'Cause I'm a gypsy
Are you coming with me?
I might steal your clothes
And wear them if they fit me
I never made agreements
Just like a gypsy
And I won't back down
'Cause life's already bit me
And I won't cry
I'm too young to die
If you're gonna quit me
'Cause I'm a gypsy

('Cause I'm a gypsy)

I can't hide
what I've done
Scars remind me
Of just how far that I've come
To whom it may concern
Only run with scissors
When you want to get hurt

I said hey you
You're no fool
If you say 'NO'
Ain't it just the way life goes?
People fear what they don't know
Come along for the ride, Oh yeah
Come along for the ride, whoo-hoo.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (February 23-25): "Kapamilya Shows Lead the Daytime and Primetime Race"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households on February 23 - 25, 2010:

February 23, Tuesday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19%
4. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 15.8%
5. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 14%
6. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 13.7%
7. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 12.7%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) / The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
9. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 11%
10. Pilipinas Got More Talent (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 33.4%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 32.2%
3. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 31.6%
4. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 29.9%
5. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 29.7%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.6%
7. Full House (GMA-7) - 28.1%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 23.8%
10. First Time (GMA-7) - 21.4%

February 24, Wednesday (No available data)

February 25, Thursday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.3%
4. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 14.6%
5. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
6. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 12.2%
7. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 12%
8. The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
9. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 9.8%
10. OC to the Max (GMA-7) / Pilipinas Got More Talent (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 34.3%
2. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 33.2%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 32.2%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 30.3%
5. Full House (GMA-7) - 29.3%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.9%
7. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 21.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Diva - Cast and Characters


Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez stars in her fifth primetime series on GMA-7, Diva. Here, she plays Sampaguita a.k.a. Sam, a hideous-looking woman who dreams of becoming a famous singer someday. Sam's singing prowess and good-natured personality will lead her to find a spot in the entertainment industry despite her unpleasant looks.

Regine was able to sympathize with her character "Sam" because of the discrimination that they go through. Even though Regine's character has an extraordinary talent in singing, she had to cover her face with clothes or even mascot costumes so as not to "scare away" the people.

Diva will also reunite the sweet comic tandem of Regine and Mark Anthony Fernandez. They first worked together in the romantic-comedy series Ako Si Kim Samsoon. In Diva, Mark plays Gary, Sam's cool and loyal childhood friend. A good lyricist and a good writer, Gary's goal is to find the woman who deserves his love.


TJ Trinidad. In her first TV project with the Asia's Songbird, TJ plays Martin, a rich, charming, boy-next-door kind of guy. He is a good composer and very passionate about his music. His parents want him to focus on classical music but he prefers pop and alternative music.

Rufa Mae Quinto. This sexy comedienne portrays the role of Lady, a model who becomes a singer despite her lack of talent. Sam will be her ghost singer and eventually her rival. Lady will make Sam's life miserable.

Glaiza de Castro. Young actress Glaiza follows up her kontrabida role as Eunice in Stairway To Heaven with another kontrabida role here in Diva. She plays Tiffany, Lady's personal assistant who will eventually become a singer also.

Jaya. The Queen of Soul finally gets to realize her dream of acting in a soap opera via Diva. Here, she plays Barbra, the know-it-all best friend of Sam.

Randy Santiago. This '90s matinee idol plays George, an executive producer of a recording company who will give Sam the opportunity to become a diva.

Buboy Garovillo. APO Hiking Society's Buboy Garovillo is Elvis, the loving father of Sam. A former musician turned taxi driver, Elvis will push his daughter to reach for her dream. He is even Sam's avid fan and will support his daughter in every step she makes to reach her dream.

Gloria Diaz. Former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz plays Paula, the mother of Sam. She is a former beauty queen and a frustrated singer/actress who blames her ugly daughter for losing opportunity in showbiz.

Mark Herras. This Starstruck alumna plays Smith, Sam's half-brother. This is the second soap of Mark with Regine. They first worked together in Forever in My Heart.

Ynna Asistio. She will portray the role of Vanessa, the neighbor of Sam who has a big crush on Smith.

This primetime series, which will premiere on March 1, is being directed by Dominic Zapata.

Regine Velasquez Stars in GMA-7's First Kantaserye "Diva"

GMA-7 presents its first-ever "kantaserye" Diva, a drama-musical starring Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and her reunion project with her former Ako Si Samsoon leading man Mark Anthony Fernandez, plus TJ Trinidad.

Aside from Regine, Mark Anthony and TJ, Diva will feature a star-studded cast composed of Rufa Mae Quinto, and Glaiza de Castro along with music icons Buboy Garovillo and Randy Santiago. It also marks the first time that the Queen of Soul, Jaya, will take part in a soap opera.

Adding color to the story are Mark Herras, Ynna Asistio and former beauty queen-turned-actress Gloria Diaz.

Synopsis: Diva is about the funny but touching life of Sampaguita a.k.a. Sam (Regine Velasquez), a hideous-looking woman who dreams of becoming a famous singer someday. Sam's singing prowess and good-natured personality will lead her to find a spot in the entertainment industry despite her unpleasant looks.

But life will not be that easy for Sam because there are pretty, sexy and talented ladies who will make life miserable for her. These include Lady (Rufa Mae Quinto), a model who aspires to be a diva and Tiffany (Glaiza de Castro), Lady's personal assistant who will eventually becomes a singer too. These women will be Sam's friends-turned-rivals.

Another character who will hinder Sam's dreams of becoming a singer is her own mother, Paula (Gloria Diaz), a former beauty queen and a frustrated singer-actress. She blames her ugly daughter for making her lose the opportunity to become big in showbiz.

Unlike her mother, Sam's dad Elvis (Buboy Garovillo), a former musician-turned-taxi driver, is very supportive of her dreams. He will push his daughter to reach for her dream. He is Sam's number one fan.

Aside from Elvis, the people who believe in Sam's talents are her best friend Barbra (Jaya), her half-brother Smith (Mark Herras), her neighbor Vanessa (Ynna Asistio), and George (Randy Santiago), an executive producer of a recording company.

Two young and gorgeous men, meanwhile, will fall for Sam. They are cousins Gary (Mark Anthony Fernandez) and Martin (TJ Trinidad). Gary is Sam's cool and loyal childhood friend. He is a good lyricist and a good writer. His goal is to find a woman who deserves his love.

Martin, on the other hand, is a rich, charming, boy-next-door kind of guy. He is a good composer and very passionate about his music. His parents want him to focus on classical music but he prefers pop and alternative music.

Who among these men will truly love Sam? Does having an ugly face automatically become an impediment to one's dreams? Is surgery the best solution to fulfill one's ambitions? When Sam gets the spotlight that she aspires for, will she manage to withstand the intrigues that go along with it?

Join Sam as she takes a humorous and awe-inspiring journey in GMA-7's first-ever kantaserye titled Diva. Under the direction of Dominic Zapata, it will air on the Kapuso Network starting Monday, March 1, right after The Last Prince on GMA Telebabad.

GMA-7 is Looking for Singles

GMA Network is calling all the single ladies and bachelors who are looking for perfect dates but simply can't find the right one. And all those who want to try new and exciting ways to meet and have a blast with just about any woman o man are welcome.

Single people, 20 to 40 years old, who are up for dating challenges full of excitement, thrill and sparks, are invited to audition for GMA Network's newest and upcoming dating game show. The auditions are held every Saturday and Sunday from 12 nn to 5 pm at the GMA Network Drive.

Applicants need to bring the original and photocopy of their birth certificate, valid ID, and whole body and close-up photos. They should bring the requirements personally and should look for Virna Ca�ete.

The chance to find the perfect match and experience a spicy dating life on TV for free is here on GMA Network.

Kapamilya Stars Lead "DZMM Takbo Para sa Kalikasan" on Sunday, February 28

DZMM�s "Takbo Para sa Kalikasan" is now on its 11th year this Sunday.

The country�s brightest stars led by Piolo Pascual are set to save the environment at the �DZMM Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan Year 11� on Sunday (Feb 28) at the Quirino Grandstand.

Pascual will race to the finish line with "Rubi" leading man Jake Cuenca, "Tanging Yaman" star Enchong Dee, "Kung Tayo�y Magkakalayo" beauty Maricar Reyes, DZMM anchors, and thousands of athletes, students, health enthusiasts, and environmentalists.

Vice President Noli De Castro is also expected to arrive to show his support for the fun run, which will benefit the rehabilitation of the Pasig River through ABS-CBN Foundation�s Bantay Kalikasan.

Aside from the earliest finishers in the 3K, 5K, and 10K categories, the youngest and oldest runners and the biggest government, non-government organization, and student contingents will be awarded in the race.

GMA News and Public Affairs "Panata sa Bayan" Premieres Tonight

GMA News and Public Affairs is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, GMA News comes up with "Panata sa Bayan," a song that will serve as the organization's official anthem.

Sugarfree and Kris Gebilaguin translated GMA News and Public Affairs' vow for unbiased reportage into "Panata sa Bayan's" powerful music and poetic lyrics. Sugarfree sings the band version, while Ms. Kuh Ledesma delivers a powerful solo version of the anthem.

Touted to be a first in Philippine television history, "Panata sa Bayan" speaks of GMA News' commitment to delivering only the untainted truth.

"Panata sa Bayan's" music video is bannered by the pillars of GMA News and Public Affairs�Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, Jessica Soho, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales, and Howie Severino with GMA-7's roster of news reporters.

Together, they vow to uphold the organization's slogan "Walang kinikilingan. Walang pinoprotektahan. Walang kasinungalingan. Serbisyong totoo lamang."

The music video premieres tonight, February 26, on 24 Oras. The song will also be heard over AM radio station Super Radyo DZBB 594 and FM radio station Barangay LS 97.1 starting February 27.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Goodbye "SOP Fully Charged"; Hello "Party Pilipinas"

After 14 years, SOP, the Kapuso channel's long-running Sunday party show will undergo a major revamp with reinforced staff, a remarkable performers, and a new title, "Party Pilipinas", starting March 21.

Party Pilipinas is now going to be an "all-party and all-positive vibes" show, according to the Corporate Communications Department of GMA-7 and the show's new production manager, Ruth Mari�as.

Director Louie Ignacio will now have a co-director and creative manager, Paul Basinillo, a seasoned music video director who helmed some projects for Sarah Geronimo and other young singers.

Four musical directors will alternate every week, two of which will be Raul Mitra and Danny Tan.

Geleen Eugenio will hand over the choreography to her son Miggy, but she will become the chief adviser of the new choreographers coming from different school organizations, which will be given the chance to show off their dancing skills.

The four main hosts Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, and Jaya are retained, along with the R&B pair of Jay-R and Kyla, plus La Diva.

New co-hosts and semi-regulars will join them in launching all-new segments, such as a revolving special number every week from one group of Telebabad stars and a high-powered number from different schools' dancing groups.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Christian Bautista's "Beautiful Girl" Music Video Feat. Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson and Solenn Heusaff

Catch the Asia�s pop idol and romantic balladeer, Christian Bautista, with Asia's four beautiful young women Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson and Solenn Heusaff in his "Beautiful Girl" music video.

Beautiful Girl - Music Video:

Beautiful girl, wherever you are
I knew when I saw you, you had opened the door
I knew that I'd love again after a long, long while
I'd love again.

You said hello and I turned to go
But something in your eyes left my heart beating so
I just knew that I'd love again after a long, long while
I'd love again.

It was destiny's game
For when love finally came on
I rushed in line only to find
That you were gone.

Whenever you are, I fear that I might
Have lost you forever like a song in the night
Now that I've loved again after a long, long while
I've loved again.

Beautiful girl, I'll search on for you
'Til all of your loveliness in my arms come true
You've made me love again after a long, long while
In love again.

And I'm glad that it's you
Hmm, beautiful girl...

Adodo Magazine's Top 10 Credible Endorsers

Adobo Magazine, the Philippine Advertising and Brand Communications magazine, releases its list of Philippines' Top 10 Credible Endorsers as a result of a survey conducted late last year by Synergy Business Consultancy among 1,000 males and females aged 15 to 60 from all socio-economic levels in Metro Manila, seven out of 10 said they purchased a product because of a celebrity endorser.

Adobo quoted JJ Henson, creative director of Publicis Manila, as saying, "Sometimes celebrities become the brand, and when something bad happens to the celebrity, the brand suffers." That�s the risk advertisers have to take.

Adobo lists the following as The Top 10 Credible Endorsers:

� Manny Pacquiao, 47 percent

� Vicki Belo, 34 percent

� Ruffa Gutierrez, 33 percent

� Marian Rivera, 33 percent

� Mel Tiangco, 22 percent

� James Yap, 22 percent

� Melanie Marquez, 21 percent

� Korina Sanchez, 20 percent

� Manny Calayan, 20 percent

� Mike Enriquez, 19 percent

Gerald Anderson Covers YES! Magazine March 2010 Issue

Read about Gerald Anderson�s journey to stardom in the March 2010 issue of YES! Magazine.

Here�s what the cover says about Gerald:

"ABS-CBN�s golden boy talks about being his mom�s kargador at 8, dealing with his parents� breakup at 14, having a home of his own at 19. From Subic Bay to Kansas City, from GenSan to Tayong Dalawa, here is the journey of the tough kid with the boy-next-door smile."

YES! Magazine March 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Sam Milby Covers StarStudio Magazine March 2010 Issue

Fil-Am Kapamilya heartthrob, Sam Milby is on the cover of StarStudio magazine for its March 2010 issue.

On this issue, Sam will talk about how he feels about living alone in the house of his own. His life in Ohio and why he misses it. He also clears the hottest issues about his lovelife including his relationships with Toni Gonzaga and Anne Curtis.

StarStudio Magazine March 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Superstar Nora Aunor is Vying for the 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade Award

Philippine movies' only Superstar, Nora Aunor, is among the 10 contenders in the Top 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade category of the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards which comprises a number of actresses across Asia, mostly from China, Japan and Korea. From the shortlisted nominees in 37 categories, she was the only Filipino who made it to the list.

Aside from the 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade, there are other award categories in the 2010 Green Globe that celebrate the Asian entertainment scene like Best Asian Film of the Decade, Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade, Best International Entertainer from Asia, Best International Actor/Actress from Asia, Best International Film from Asia, etc.

The above-mentioned categories will be voted by the public via an online poll at and it will run until March 5, 2010.

Considered as one of Hollywood�s largest film award programs, the Green Globe Film Awards will culminate on March 23, 2010. 100 Viewers� Choice Awards being selected by film lovers, critics and movie viewers from around the world will be announced.

You can help Nora Aunor be included in the 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade by voting for her and up to 9 other nominees at

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (February 17-22): "Darna Ends on Top; Panday Kids Starts with a Bang"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households on February 17 - 22, 2010:

February 17, Wednesday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.3%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
4. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 16.4%
5. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
6. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 15.5%
7. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 15.2%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 11.8%
9. The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31%
2. Darna (GMA-7) - 30.5%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 30.4%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 29.9%
5. Full House (GMA-7) - 28.5%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
7. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 26.4%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.7%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 22.3%
10. First Time (GMA-7) - 19.4%

February 18, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21.7%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%
4. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 14.3%
5. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 13.7%
6. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 13.3%
7. The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
8. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
9. PBB Double Up Uber Love (ABS-CBN) - 12%
10. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 10.5%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 34%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 32.8%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 31.8%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 30.4%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
7. Full House (GMA-7) - 28.6%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 26.8%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 21.1%

February 19, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.4%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
4. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 13.6%
5. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
6. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 11.9%
7. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 11.4%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) / The Substitute Teacher (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%
9. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 9.8%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 9.5%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 32.9%
2. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 31.4%
3. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
4. Full House (GMA-7) - 27%
5. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
6. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 26.1%
7. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 26%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
9. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.7%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 23%

February 20, Saturday (Incomplete data)

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21.5%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 21.1%
4. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 11.7%
6. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%
7. Startalk (GMA-7) - 9.9%
8. Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) - 8.9%

1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 24.5%
2. Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 23.4%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
5. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%
6. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
8. StarStruck V (GMA-7) - 15.6%
9. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 14%
10. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 13.2%

February 21, Sunday (Incomplete data)

1. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%
2. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
3. Your Song Presents Love Me, Love You 9ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
4. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
5. SOP (GMA-7) - 12%
6. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 10%
7. Dear Friend (GMA-7) - 8%
8. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 7.9%

1. Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
2. StarStruck V Final Judgment (GMA-7) - 25.9%
3. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 23.5%
4. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
5. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 20.2%
6. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 19.2%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) 18.4%
8. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 18%
9. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 12.6%
10. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%

February 22, Monday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
4. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 15.1%
5. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 14.7%
6. Melason In Love (ABS-CBN) / Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 14.3%
7. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 13%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%

1. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 34.8%
2. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 32.7%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.3%
4. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31.9%
5. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 30.3%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 27.4%
7. Full House (GMA-7) - 25.7%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 25%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 20.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Friday, February 19, 2010

Panday Kids - Cast and Characters

Panday Kids is a spin-off of the classic graphic novel "Ang Panday" that will hit primetime television on February 22.

Directed by Tony Tuviera, Panday Kids will star Robert "Buboy" Villar, Julian Trono and Sabrina Man.

The story of Panday Kids revolves around three ordinary kids prophesied to combat evil and preserve the Panday spirit. It begins after the end of reign of the evil Lizardo in the world. Flavio, the original Panday, was not heard of anymore after defeating his chief nemesis. Tasked to safe keep the sword are the "Eskrimadors," an order of swordsmen known for their exceptional sword-fighting skills.

The "Eskrimadors" are headed by a teacher who trains the rest of the swordsmen in combat. The teacher chooses Aureus (JC de Vera) as his successor which caught the ire of Cicero (Polo Ravales), another eskrimador who is a descendant of Lizardo. Cicero cut ties with the eskrimadors, starts a revolt and slays the teacher. He still, however, fails to hold possession of the sword which is now under the watch of Aureus.

In another mystical world, Maria Makiling (Iza Calzado), the Queen of the Engkantos, guards the balls representing good and evil. As Cicero carries out his wicked plan, his friend Andreas (Ryan Eigenmann), who is also Maria Makiling�s brother, steals the ball of life from his sister.

Together, Andreas and Cicero intend to resurrect Lizardo (Marvin Agustin) by using the ball. Left with no choice but to counter impending chaos, Maria Makiling instructs Aureus to find new heroes worthy enough to fight Lizardo.

Aureus prepares a ritual to separate the Panday sword into three shards. The broken shards choose their rightful heirs in the person of three ordinary kids.

First to be chosen is Oliver (Buboy Villar), a mischievous but nice kid. He grew up being constantly rejected by his mother Rosanna (Gelli de Belen). Born out of rape, Oliver bears the brunt of his mother�s bitterness.

Representing the valor of the Panday Kids is Hadji (Julian Trono), a good-looking Muslim boy gifted with skills in martial arts and sword fighting. He is also quiet, unassuming and hardworking. Hadji and his sister Fatima were exposed to the conflict in Mindanao.

Embodying the wisdom of the group is Charlie (Sabrina Man), who is a beautiful but bratty kid who comes from a well-off family. Her source of happiness is the fact that she�s adopted. She wants to find out her real identity but her grandmother Dona Guada Salcedo (Marissa Delgado) prevents her from unlocking the secret of her past.

Together, the three Panday Kids set out to continue carrying the torch once carried by Flavio.

Completing the cast are Jackie Rice, Jose Manalo, Tirso Cruz III, Pen Medina, Nanette Inventor, Bernard Palanca, Isabel Granada, Rich Asuncion, Akihiro Sato, Jolina Magdangal, Ella Cruz, Nikki Samonte, Cruzita Salcedo, Yogo Singh and Migui Jimenez. Award-winning actor Christopher de Leon has a special role as the original guardian of the sword.

Panday Kids will take the timeslot of Darna on Monday, February 22, right after 24 Oras.

Melisa Cantiveros Meets with Boy Abunda on "The Bottom Line"

It�s Pinoy Big Brother Double UP Big Winner Melissa "Melai" Cantiveros' turn in the hot seat as she shares a one-on-one interview with the King of Talk Boy Abunda in "The Bottomline".

This Saturday, a special "The Bottomline" episode is on your way as PBB Double Up 3rd Big Placer,Jason Franciso, also joins the group of bottomliners. Questions encompassing Melai�s stand on pre-marital sex, education, her dreams, her thoughts on our government system, her past relationships and her current boyfriend, Jason will all be tackled.

"The Bottomline with Boy Abunda" airs every Saturday on ABS-CBN after the primetime telecast of Banana Split.

Star Records Releases "CD-Serye" in Celebration of its 15th Year

The first CD-serye in the country will be released by Star Records in celebration of their 15 years of quality recording.

On its 15th year, Star Records, ABS-CBN�s recording outfit, proudly presents the first CD-serye dubbed as �I.Star 15 Anniversary Collection�.

The biggest and the grandest collection of songs that have invaded the radio stations through the years, "I.Star 15 Anniversary Collection", unveils its first offering via 'The Best of TV & Movie Themes' featuring the soulful rendition of Erik SantosMiss You Like crazy.

The album also includes 18 tracks from the most-loved Kapamilya shows and movies: Paano na Kaya by Bugoy Drilon, Kailangan Kita by Piolo Pascual, Got to Believe in Magic by Side A, May Bukas Pa by Kyle Balili, How Did You Know by Gary Valenciano, Ikaw ang Pangarap by Martin Nievera, Ngayong Nandito Ka by Divo Bayer, Habambuhay by Yeng Constantino, Tayong Dalawa by Gary Valenciano, Ikaw Lamang by Piolo Pascual, Pangako by Vina Morales, You Are The One by Toni Gonzaga and Sam Milby, HanggangWency Cornejo, I�ll Never Go by Erik Santos, Ikaw Lamang by Gary Valenciano, Can�t Help Fallin�, by Josh Santana and Maging Sino Ka Man by Erik Santos.

'The Best of TV & Movie Themes' is already out in the market and sells for only P99.00.

Completing the CD-serye album are the four much-awaited CDs which will be released every two months this year: Best of Novelty, Best of Inspirational, Best of Acoustic and Best of Ballad. All this will be led by performers who have made a mark in their respective music genres.

A free concert at the end of the year awaits the people who are able to complete five limited albums under the "I.Star 15 Anniversary Collection."

Zaijian Jaranilla, Kim Chiu, ABS-CBN: Big Winners in the 6th USTv 2010 Awards

ABS-CBN proved to be the best Philippine TV station among students when it once again dominated the USTv Student�s Choice Awards for the 6th straight year.

The Kapamilya network bagged 19 out of 28 awards for its outstanding and values-oriented programs and personalities.

Primetime princess Kim Chiu received her first best actress award as she was chosen the Students Choice of Actress in a Daily Soap Opera for her performance as Audrey in "Tayong Dalawa," while Zaijian "Santino" Jaranilla also had his share of firsts when he was recognized not as a child actor, but as the year's best actor by winning the Students Choice of Actor in a Daily Soap Opera.

Here are the winners of the 6th USTv Students' Choice Awards:

Kim Chiu � Best Actress
Zaijian Jaranilla � Best Actor
Sarah Geronimo � Best Local Music Video Performer
TV Patrol World � Best Local News and Current Affairs Program
Korina Sanchez � Best Female News and Current Affairs Host
Ted Failon � Best Male News and Current Affairs Host
Maalaala Mo Kaya � Best Drama Program
ASAP XV/Mel & Joey � Best Talk Variety Program
Showbiz News Ngayon � Best Entertainment News Program
The Singing Bee � Best Game Show
Boys Over Flowers � Best Foreign Soap Opera
George and Cecil � Best Sitcom
Matanglawin � Best Educational Program
Y-Speak � Best Public Affairs Program
UAAP coverage of Studio 23 � Best Sports Program
i-Witness � Best Documentary Program
Wish Ko Lang � Best Public Service Program
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho � Best Magazine Show
Bubble Gang � Best Gag Show
Survivor Philippines � Best Reality Show
Naruto � Best Animated Program
Kape�t Pandasal � Best Catholic Program
Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko � Lifetime Achievement Award
May Bukas Pa � Special Citation

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coco Martin as "Tonyong Bayawak" in The Next Agimat Series

After the success of Gerald Anderson's Tiagong Akyat and Jolo Revilla's Pepeng Agimat of the "Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla" series on ABS-CBN, here comes Coco Martin as Tonyong Bayawak.

Tonyong Bayawak also stars Alessandra de Rossi, Eric Fructuoso and Jhong Hilario.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

Taylor Swift - "Fearless" Music Video and Lyrics

Check out Taylor Swift�s newest music video for his latest single, "Fearless".

The 20-year-old Grammy winner gave viewers a chance to see footage from both backstage and from her actual shows from all over the world!

"When I wrote 'Fearless,' I wasn�t dating anyone," Taylor wrote. "I wasn�t even in the beginning stages of dating anybody. I really was all by myself out on tour and I got this idea for a song about the best first date."

"I think sometimes when you�re writing love songs, you don�t write them about what you�re going through at the moment, you write about what you wish you had. So, this song is about the best first date I haven�t had yet."

Fearless - Music Video and Lyrics:

There's somethin' 'bout the way
The street looks when it's just rained
There's a glow off the pavement
Walk me to the car
And you know I wanna ask you to dance right there
In the middle of the parking lot
Oh yeah

We're drivin' down the road
I wonder if you know
I'm tryin' so hard not to get caught up now
But you're just so cool
Run your hands through your hair
Absent mindedly makin' me want you

And I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress

So baby drive slow
'til we run out of road in this one horse town
I wanna stay right here in this passenger's seat
You put your eyes on me
In this moment now capture it, remember it

Cause I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress

Well you stood there with me in the doorway
My hands shake
I'm not usually this way but
You pull me in and I'm a little more brave
It's the first kiss,
It's flawless,
Really something,
It's fearless.

Oh yeah
And I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress

I don't know how
Oh yeah yeah.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Movie Stills

In Your Eyes - Richard Gutierrez, Anne Curtis and Claudine Barretto

Viva Films and GMA Films will make things possible for ex-sweethearts Richard Gutierrez and Anne Curtis as they share love once again in the movie "In Your Eyes".

Richard and Anne will be joined by the new Kapuso actress Claudine Barretto. In her tweet the other day, Claudine said, "I�m at GMA for our story conference and presentation ng anthology. Yes, I�m doing a movie with Anne Curtis and Richard Gutierrez. The story is beautiful so trust me co�z I am very hands on and choosy in choosing my movies and scripts very well kaya nga matagal ako bago gumawa ng movie because I really choose the best scripts. Di yung tanggap lang ng tanggap. Its really new. Basta di ko ma-explain, ganda ng script."

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (February 12-16): "Darna is Back to Top as End Draws Near"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households on February 12 - 16, 2010:

February 12, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21.7%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.4%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.1%
4. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 15.3%
5. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 15.2%
6. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 15.1%
7. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
9. Love Is Only in the Movies (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 31.9%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31.8%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 29.9%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 29.6%
5. Full House (GMA-7) - 27.6%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 27.4%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 27.3%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 26.6%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 24.4%

February 13, Saturday (Incomplete data)

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.6%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
4. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) - 10.7%
7. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%
8. Startalk (GMA-7) - 9.6%
9. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 8.4%

1. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 35.6%
2. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
3. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19%
4. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) / Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 18.7%
5. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
6. StarStruck V (GMA-7) - 15.3%
7. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 14.3%
8. Banana Split (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
9. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 12.9%
10. Cool Center (GMA-7) - 7.8%

February 14, Sunday (Incomplete data)

1. Pinoy Power 3 (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: When I Met U (GMA-7) - 21.6%
3. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
4. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 18.7%
5. Kapuso Movie Festival: Walang Kapalit (GMA-7) - 11.2%
6. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 10.6%
7. SOP (GMA-7) - 10.5%
8. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 8.6%
9. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 6.5%

1. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 25%
2. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 21.8%
3. StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 20.6%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
5. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 18.4%
6. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 17.7%
7. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
8. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
9. BandaOke (GMA-7) - 11.2%
10. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 9.2%

February 15, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.9%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
4. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 15.8%
5. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 14.8%
6. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 14.4%
7. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 13%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 12.3%
9. The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 32.1%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31.3%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 31.1%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 30.3%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.3%
6. Full House (GMA-7) - 29%
7. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
10. First Time (GMA-7) - 20.8%

February 16, Tuesday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.3%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.8%
3. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 17.1%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
5. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 15.6%
6. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 15.5%
7. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 13.9%
9. The Substitute Bride (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) / PBB Double Up Uber Love (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 34.5%
2. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 33.3%
3. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 31.9%
4. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.8%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 30%
7. Full House (GMA-7) - 29.7%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 28%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 21.6%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

American Idol Season 9 Top 24 - Official List

The official Top 24 of American Idol Season 9 have just been revealed.

Here is a list of contestants who made it to the top 24 this season:

Top 12 Female

* Didi Benami
* Crystal Bowersox
* Lacey Brown
* Michelle Delamor
* Katelyn Epperly
* Siobhan Magnus
* Paige Miles
* Ashley Rodriguez
* Lilly Scott
* Katie Stevens
* Hayley Vaughn
* Janell Wheeler

Top 12 Male

* Lee DeWyze
* Andrew Garcia
* Tyler Grady
* Todrick Hall
* Casey James
* Aaron Kelly
* Alex Lambert
* Michael Lynch
* Joe Mu�oz
* John Park
* Jermaine Sellers
* Tim Urban

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Angel Locsin, Daniel Razon Nominated in The Shorty Awards

Kapamilya actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin and Journalist Daniel Razon are the only Pinoy nominated in The Shorty Awards which is considered to be the "Oscars of Twitter."

Angel competes in the Celebrity category where Ivete Sangalo, Nathan Fillion, Claudia Leitte, Stephen Fry and David Hewlett are also nominated. While Daniel is nominated in the category Best Journalist category.

Here's the complete release from ShortyAwards:

Over 250,000 nominations have been tweeted for The Shorty Awards to determine the six finalists in each of the 26 official categories. The winners will be announced on March 3, 2010 at the TheTimesCenter in The New York Times Building, thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Shorty Awards has partnered with sponsors including PepsiCo for the Innovation category, Marketwire for the Journalist category and Porter Novelli for the Advertising category.

Some notable finalists include Haiti resident and TV presenter Carel Pedre @carelpedre, actor Steven Fry @stevenfry, Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo @ivetesangalo, personal finance TV host and author Suze Orman @SuzeOrmanShow, actor and comedian Marlon Waynes @marlonwayans and MythBuster co-host Adam Savage @donttrythis. Notable organizations that are finalists include NASA @NASA, Whole Foods @WholeFoods and Sesame Street @sesamestreet.

"This year�s diverse group of finalists shows the global impact Twitter users are having across all topics of media," said Gregory Galant, the CEO of Sawhorse Media, which created the Shorty Awards.

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, will determine the winners from among the finalists:

Advertising: Frank Adman @FrankAdman, Dave Saunders @madmain, Amy Lupold Bair @ResourcefulMom, iwearyourshirt @iwearyourshirt, Aimee Woodall @aimeewoodall, Ad Broad @adbroad

Apps: HootSuite @HootSuite, mr. unfollowr @unfollowr, COLOURlovers @colourlovers, TweetDeck @TweetDeck, MailChimp @MailChimp, AggreTweet @AggreTweet

Art: Lar deSouza @lartist, deviantART @deviantART, BZTAT @BZTAT, Jaime @wojo4hitz, BROOKLYNNNNNN! @artsySFvibe, Johanna Harness @johannaharness

Brand: Whole Foods Market @WholeFoods, Austin Prime @AustinPrime, Sesame Street @sesamestreet, aussieBum @aussieBum, Anne Agoren @izzibag, Marvel Entertainment @Marvel

Celebrity: Ivete Sangalo @ivetesangalo, Nathan Fillion @NathanFillion, Claudia Leitte @ClaudiaLeitte, Angel Locsin @143redangel, Stephen Fry @stephenfry, David Hewlett @dhewlett

Cultural Institution: Jonah Holland @lewisginter, Phoenix Zoo @PhoenixZoo, RSC @TheRSC, Editora Novitas @Editoranovitas, Reduced Shakespeare @reduced, Poetry Society @Poetry_Society

Customer Service: thinkgeek @thinkgeek, Team McLaren @McLaren_eShop, ComcastBonnie @ComcastBonnie, Shani Sammons @ShaniSammons, Mike Johansson @mikefixs, rogersmithhotel @RSHotel

Design: Smashing Magazine @smashingmag, lasertron @lasertron, Joshua Davis @JoshuaDavis, designerscouch @designerscouch, CLOCK WORK CROS @BlingCrosby, iD3sign & Co. @iD3SIGNandCo

Entertainment: MythBusters Official @MythBusters, Richard Castle @WriteRCastle, TrueBloodHBO @TrueBloodHBO, Castle @CastleTV, Unofficial M.E. @UnofficialME, Foforks @foforks

Finance: Suze Orman @SuzeOrmanShow, The Dave Ramsey Show @ramseyshow, @mint, Ashraf Laidi @alaidi, Rob Garcia @robgarciasj, bullsonwallstreet @bullsonwallst

Food: Rick Bayless @Rick_Bayless, Tyler Florence @TylerFlorence, Florentina @CiaoFlorentina, Foodimentary @Foodimentary, NoReservations @NoReservations, Amy Cao @amyblogschow

Government: NASA @NASA, Virginia State Parks @VAStateParks, Cory Booker @CoryBooker, NavyNews @NavyNews, U.S. Marines @USMC, Israel Los Angeles @IsraelLA

Health: Dr Rachael Dunlop @DrRachie, Dr. Mercola @mercola, Rebecca Joyce @bubblybex, Kevin Gianni @kevingianni, a diabetes community @tudiabetes, kristinebrite @kristinebrite

Humor: marlon wayans @MARLONLWAYANS, lil duval @lilduval, David Thorne @27bslash6, Mrs Stephen Fry @MrsStephenFry, Paula Poundstone @paulapoundstone, Kingsley @kingsleyyy

Innovation: Artfire @Artfire, Betty Draper @bettydraper, Dan Zarrella @danzarrella, Carel Pedre @carelpedre, LAGenX @LAGenX, iDUMP4U(R) Official @iDUMP4U

Journalist: William Bonner @realwbonner, jeremy scahill @jeremyscahill, Rachel Maddow MSNBC @maddow, Daniel Razon @DanielRazon, Dan Matteush @Matteush, Steven Ertelt @StevenErtelt

Literature: Neil Gaiman @neilhimself, Arjun Basu @arjunbasu, Rebecca Woodhead @rebeccawoodhead, Warren Ellis @warrenellis, Sherrilyn Kenyon @kenyonsherrilyn, David Thorne @27bslash6

Music: Hayley Williams @yelyahwilliams, Ivete Sangalo @ivetesangalo, Theodore F. Leo @tedleo, Justin Bieber @justinbieber, Britney Spears @britneyspears, MC Frontalot @mc_frontalot

News: Lei Seca RJ @LeiSecaRJ, The Diane Rehm Show @drshow, The Coast Halifax @TwitCoast, SocialBlade @socialblade, Dino DeMilio @dino101, Capitol Circle @CapitolCircle

Nonprofit: TWLOHA @TWLOHA, Frugal Dougal @frugaldougal, Shaun King @ShaunKing, Alex�s Lemonade @AlexsLemonade, The Trevor Project @TrevorProject, PETA @peta

Politics: Ali Abunimah @avinunu, David @JIDF, RayBeckerman @RayBeckerman, Politicos do Brasil @Twiticos, The Nation @thenation, Matt Laslo @MattLaslo

Science: Adam Savage @donttrythis, Twisst ISS alerts @twisst, Spirit and Oppy @MarsRovers, Grant Imahara @grantimahara, Newbury Astronomy @NewburyAS, Jen Scheer @flyingjenny

Sports: Liverpool Supporters @empireofthekop, Sao Paulo FC @spfc, Bill Simmons @sportsguy33, Arthur Muhlenberg @urublog, San Francisco 49ers @SF_49ers, Flamengo @CR_Flamengo

Tech: SoldierKnowsBest @SoldierKnowBest, Jon Rettinger @Jon4Lakers, MakeUseOf @MakeUseOf, Itsmemorphious @itsmemorphious, Thorsten Zoerner @zoernert, Mitsuteru Nishio @Mite_Nishio

Travel: Richmond Airport RIC @Flack4RIC, twitchhiker @twitchhiker, Lucy Izon / Canada @CanadaCool, NewYorkology @NewYorkology, @cruisesource, Julia Dimon @juliadimon

Weird: David McDonald @rfeastsidedave, The Llama @DoWhatITellYou, Osama Ben Marvin @benmarvin, gabfrab @gabfrab, Page Not Found @BlogPageNFound, alex kapranos @alkapranos

To learn more about the awards, vote, or purchase tickets, visit

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Since 1950, the foundation has granted more than $400 million to advance quality journalism and freedom of expression. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change. For more, visit

About Sawhorse Media

Sawhorse Media filters, curates, and makes sense of the real-time web by creating fun, engaging, and useful products. Sawhorse sites include the directory of Twitter people and lists Listorious, the leading destination for journalists on Twitter Muck Rack, and a network of more than a dozen vertical Twitter sites. For more, visit

About the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Science

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, will play a role in choosing the winners from the groups of finalists. The group includes Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargueen, novelist and public radio host Kurt Andersen, Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake, entertainer MC Hammer, Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito, actress Alyssa Milano, MIT Media Lab Director Frank Moss, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, New York Times columnist David Pogue, Columbia Journalism School Dean of Student Affairs Sree Sreenivasan and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. For more, visit