Saturday, July 31, 2010

Iya Villania Performs for Princess Rashidah Sa�adatul Bolkiah of Brunei

Iya Villania flew to Brunei to sing for the birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Rashidah Sa�adatul Bolkiah, daughter of Brunei Sultany Hassanal Bolkiah Mu�izzaddin Waddaulah, at the Istana Sports Club.

With mostly family members, the intimate barbecue dinner party was also attended by the Crown Prince HRH Al-Muhtadee Billah (successor to the Sultan) and his wife HRH Princess Sarah. Also present were the husband of Princess Rashidah, HRH Yang Amat Mulia and the sultan�s other younger son, HRH Prince Malik.

"I am so overwhelmed with this experience. This is the first time I�ve come face to face with real prince and princesses. They treated us so well. I had so much fun and they are genuinely nice people. I will never ever forget this weekend I had with the royal family for the rest of my life." says Iya.

Iya�s rendition of Love Song, Bad Romance, Love Story, Money Honey, Smile and Last Dance was warmly received. The evening�s program also had group numbers by the children of the royal families. Other invited celebrities were two popular film actors from Indonesia � Joshua and Dimas, who sang famous Bahasa songs.

Iya also enjoyed a short tour around the city with members and friends of the royal family at the Empire Hotel, the famous Water Village and some of the malls and mosques.

Jake Cuenca and DJ's Andi 9 and Jessica Covers MEG August 2010 Issue

MEG Magazine, the Fashion and lifestyle magazine for the young Filipinas, released their August 2010 issue with Jake Cuenca and DJ's Andi 9 and Jessica on the cover. The tagline for their latest issue is "Chart-Toppers".

Other exciting topics discussed in this latest issue of MEG are "How to be the next big thing in music," "Talk Points: A hard look at teen beating," "310+ must-have add-ons," "Country Dressing," "Pop + Fashion" and many more inside.

MEG Magazine August 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

"Yogi Bear" Movie Poster and Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the movie poster and trailer for their newest animated film"Yogi Bear" in 3D live-action, CG-animated hybrid.


Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors � and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they�ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is �smarter than the average bear� as he and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.

Yogi Bear - Trailer:

Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake lend their voice for Yogi and Boo Boo respectively. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller and Andrew Daly are also among the cast ensemble to play live-action characters.

Sarah Geronimo, Sam Milby and Coco Martin Star in "Idol"

Aside from singing, the Kapamilya network is cooking a new primetime program for Sarah Geronimo that could showcase what she can also do good - acting.

After starring in two musical-drama series, "Bituing Walang Ningning" and "Pangarap Na Bituin", Sarah once again in another musical teleserye ala-Glee titled "Idol".

But unlike the first two series which are a remake of Sharon Cuneta's previous movies, Idol is an original project especially written for the Popstar Princess.

Acting as her love interests are Sam Milby and Coco Martin. Also part of the cast are Matteo Guidicelli, Sam Concepcion, K Brosas, Jon Avila and PGT grand champion Jovit Baldivino.

Idol is set to premiere on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida by September 2010.

Angelina Jolie New Scandal: The Photos That Will Tear Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Apart

Star Magazine has revealed a shocking old pictures of Angelina Jolie which were allegedly sold to Star by Jolie's former drug buddy.

With the nude Angelina on the cover, Star bravely predicts that these scandal will surely shake the blissful relationship of the most influential couple in the world - Brangelina. Star even featured other 8 scandalous pictures of Angelina that can be found in the mag.

Angelina and Brad Pitt are yet to react on the said scandal pictures.

Photo credit: Star Magazine

Eugene Domingo Stars as "Jejemom"

Eugene Domingo is one of the most bankable comediennes today, juggling her time among her numerous showbiz commitments for both television and film.

Despite the lack of an exclusive contract with GMA-7, Eugene is most visible on the Kapuso Station where she has three programs at present: Wachamakulit, Comedy Bar, and the upcoming weekly comedy series Jejemom.

In Jejemom, the box office comedienne plays Gigi, a single mother who works as a Barangay Secretary. A text-addict dressed up in multicolored outfits, Gigi manages to keep their household running while fulfilling her civic duties at the same time. Her life will turn upside down after she gets involved in a kidnapping incident and becomes the star witness of the case.

Under the direction of Dominic Zapata, the program features the modern Filipino family and uses the "Jejemon" culture as backdrop. It also stars Wendell Ramos, Ricky Davao, Gelli de Belen, Jennica Garcia, Buboy Villar, Chariz Solomon, Carl Guevarra and Bayani Agbayani.

Jejemom will premiere this August on GMA-7.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Priscilla Meirelles Covers FHM Philippines August 2010 Issue

Priscilla Meirelles, Miss Earth 2004 and soon-to-be Mrs. John Estrada, graces FHM Philippines August 2010 magazine cover.

Aside from the "Goodness Gracious" Priscilla, FHM Philippines latest issue also features "The Nest Top Male Models," "Internet Invasion," and their 3D features of FHM's Sexiest' Angel Locsin, Christine Reyes, Katrina Halili, Angelica Panganiban, Iwa Moto, Bangs Garcia, Jackie Rice among others.

FHM Philippines August 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Video to Watch: "Pilipinas Win Na Win" Pilot Episode - July 31, 2010

Nag-start na 2-hours ago ang pinakabagong Kapamilya noontime show, "Pilipinas Win na Win".

For the first time on Philippine TV, nagsama sa isang noontime show ang dalawa sa biggest and brightest stars ng Philippine showbiz na sina Queen of All Media Kris Aquino at ang "Pambansang Utol" Robin Padilla. Kasama nila ang tatlong "Paborito sa Pananghalian" na sina Mariel Rodriguez, Valerie Concepcion at Pokwang.


Sa opening number, pinatugtog ang "I Gotta Feeling" ng Black Eyed Peas at sinabi ni Robin sa mga manonood na "It's nice to be back!" Nagpakitang-gilas din ang action star sa pamamagitan ng pagtalon mula sa railing at mag-front roll. Nagkaroon naman ng fireworks sa stage bago lumabas si Kris at nagsabi sa audience: "Kung sabi ni Robin na he's back, I'm here to stay!"


Aside sa exciting line-up of new games, marami ring big star ng Kapamilya network and dumalaw, nag-perform, at nagbigay ng kanilang wishes para sa show.

Una sa listahan si Piolo Pascual na dumaan lang para batiin ng host at staff ng show.

Join naman si Jericho Rosales, Christian Bautista and Bianca Manalo sa bago nilang game na "Yaman ng Bayan" kung saan sila Karylle at Duncan Ramos naman ang naging singer para sa segment.

Kabilang naman sa mga nag-perform ay sina: Cristine Reyes to promote her upcoming teleserye "PHR Kristine", Concert King Martin Nieverra sings with Christian Bautista, Charlene Gonzales dances with King of Talk Boy Abunda na isa sa sorpresa ng show kay Kris na kilalang close friend ng Presidential sister.

Kasama rin sa nag-perform ay sina KC Concepcion, Juris, Xyriel "Momay" Manabat, Zaijian "Santino" Jaranilla, Ejay Falcon at ang daughter ni Robin na si Queenie Padilla na very proud sa kanyang daddy na hinde lang daw action star, singer kundi host na din.

Sa umpisa pa lang ng show ay nabanggit na ni Kris na gusto nyang i-play ng DJ ang favorite song nya this days. At di pa nga natatapos ang show, napilit na nyang ipakanta ang "It Must Have Been Love" kay KC. Di naman nagpatalo si Mariel, pinakanta din nya kay Juris ang song nya na "Kapag Ako ay Nagmahal" na patungkol kay Robin.


Kabilang sa mga nanood ng pilot episode ng Pilipinas Win na Win sa studio ay ang anak ni Kris na sina Josh at Baby James, business unit heads Lauren Dyogi, Deo Endrinal, Corporate Communications head Bong Osorio at ang members of the press.


Nang tanungin ang business unit head ng show na si Jay Montelibano kung ano ang mga bago sa Pilipinas Win na Win, sinabi nitong tiyak na maraming masisiyahan sa mga mapapanood nila. "The set will stay. Yung staff naman saka yung mga dancers, they will stay. Pati si 'Congratulations' [April Gustilo], she'll stay. It's the game segments that will see really total change. Naka-tailor fit talaga yung segments for Kris and Robin at kino-complement pa rin naman nina Mariel, Valerie at Pokwang."

Dagdag ni Jay, magiging kaabang-abang ang bagong kombinasyon ng mga hosts. "We know, of course, Kris as being the Media Queen, and bihasa na siya sa pagho-host ng mga ganyang palaro. Robin has the charisma. It would actually be an interesting combination. Iisa kasi yung adhikain nila, yung mapasaya yung tao. So both have the heart. Both have the passion. It's very, very interesting to see the mix."

Ngunit higit pa sa mga hosts, inihayag ni Jay na ang bagong hatid na palaro at papremyo ang mas lalong magbibigay-saya sa mas maraming Pilipino. "Focused ang Pilipinas Win na Win sa indibidwal, barangay, pamilya at sa lahat ng Pinoy sa buong mundo. Mamimigay pa rin siyempre ng milyong papremyo. Pero ngayon, mas maraming mananalo. Kasi kung dati, yung games ay one-is-to-one. Ngayon, mas pampamilya at mas pangmaramihan. It's interactive with the barangay at may palaro para sa pamilya," ani Jay.

Mapapanood ang Pilipinas Win na Win, mula Lunes hanggang Sabado, 12nn, sa ABS-CBN.

Kim Atienza Lives the Reptile Life in "Matanglawin"

Can Kim Atienza live like a lizard, a crocodile and a snake? Join the Trivia King as he imitates the moves and behavior of a real reptile this Sunday, August 1, in "Matanglawin".

Witness how Kim Atienza performs crocodile stunts such as gallop, highwalk and deathrolls and how he attempts to catch and eat a cricket using his tongue.

Also, learn about the Mexican Kingsnake that can live despite heavy sandstorm in the desert and the molting stage of a snake wherein it changes skin without even hurting.

All these and more in the exciting episode of "Matanglawin" this Sunday (August 1) 9:30 in the morning on ABS-CBN.

Momay's Life on Earth, Numbered!

Bilang na ang mga nalalabing sandali ni Momay (Xyriel Manabat) sa daigig. At ngayong, tanging ang "Bulaklak ng Buhay" na lamang ang makapagsasabi ng itatagal niya sa mundo, magagawa pa nga kaya niyang baguhin ang buhay ni Justin (Ejay Falcon) bago pa maubos ang kanyang oras?

Sa pagbabalik ni Lorna Tolenito sa nasabing primetime serye, marami ang naluha sa eksena nila ni Xyriel kung saan nayakap ni Momay ang kanyang matagal nang hinahanap na ina habang lumuluha ng todo todo. Sa kabilang dako, mapupuno ng mga makipigil-hiningang eksena at kagulat-gulat na pangyayari ang mga susunod na tagpo ng 'Momay' habang patuloy niyang isinasakatuparan ang kanyang misyon bago malanta ang Bulaklak ng Buhay. Sa nalalabing buhay ni Momay sa daigdig, hindi pa rin siya natitinag sa paghahanap ng makakasama ng kanyang kapatid sa mundo bago siya tuluyang maglaho.

Samantala, patuloy pa rin si Momay sa paghahanap sa kanyang inang si Shirley (Lorna Tolentino). Maiisahan kaya muli Hillary (Glydel Mercado) ang magkapatid na si Momay at Justin? Mahahanap pa nga kaya niya ang kanyang ina bago niya tuluyang lisanin ang daigdig?

Tunghayan kung paano niya mapaglalabanan ang patuloy na pagkaubos ng kanyang nalalabing oras at ang kanyang pakikipagsapalaran sa mga pagsubok na dumadating sa knanyang buhay. Abangan ang iba pang tagpo ng Momay pagkatapos ng TV Patrol sa ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Kantar Media/TNS National Household TV Ratings (July 26 - 29): "Noah, Agua Bendita and Midnight Phatom Lead the Nationwide Rating"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight survey of Kantar Media (formerly TNS) among National households on July 26 - 29, 2010:

July 26, Monday

1. Boses ng Bayan: Ang Unang SONA Ni Pangulong Aquino (ABS-CBN) - 18.7%
2. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16%
5. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.7%
6. SONA 2010 (GMA-7) - 15.6%
7. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) / Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 14.1%
9. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 12.8%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 36%
2. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 34.3%
3. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 33.6%
4. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.4%
6. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
7. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 23.6%
8. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 23.3%
9. Diva (GMA-7) - 17.4%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%

July 27, Tuesday

1. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 16%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.4%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
5. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 12.6%
6. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 11.7%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
9. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 11.3%
10. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 37.8%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 36.6%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 33.5%
4. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 26.3%
5. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24%
7. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 23%
8. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 22.4%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 18%
10. Diva (GMA-7) - 17.3%

July 28, Wednesday

1. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 14.2%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
5. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 12.7%
6. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
7. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 12.4%
8. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 12.1%
9. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 12%
10. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 11.8%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 37.2%
2. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 36.4%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 32.5%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
5. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 24%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23%
7. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 20.4%
8. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 20.1%
9. Diva (GMA-7) - 17.5%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%

July 29, Thursday

1. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 14.5%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
4. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 13.5%
5. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 13%
6. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 12.6%
8. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) / Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
9. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 11%
10. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) / Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 37.6%
2. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 33.4%
3. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 24.8%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.1%
6. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 21.5%
7. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 20.8%
8. Diva (GMA-7) - 18.3%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
10. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 15.2%

Source: Kantar Media (TNS)

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings (July 26 - 29): "Noah and Agua Bendita Race to The Top Spot"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on July 26 - 29, 2010:

July 26, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.8%
2. SONA 2010 (GMA-7) - 8.5%
3. Boses ng Bayan: Ang Unang SONA ni Pangulong Aquino (ABS-CBN) - 5.9%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.8%
5. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 5.6%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
7. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
8. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 5%
9. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 4%
10. Danz Showdown (GMA-7) - 2.6%

1. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) / Noah (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
2. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 14.5%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
5. Diva (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
7. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 10.5%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%
9. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%
10. Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) - 5.6%

July 27, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.9%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 6.9%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.4%
4. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 5.7%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.5%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 4.8%
7. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) / Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 4%
9. Wipeout (GMA-7) - 3.9%
10. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 3.6%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
3. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 14.3%
4. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 13.8%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 13.6%
6. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
7. Diva (GMA-7) - 12.1%
8. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 10.9%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%

July 28, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.3%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.5%
3. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 5.9%
4. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 5.3%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 5.2%
6. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5%
8. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
9. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 4.7%
10. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 4.3%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
2. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 13.4%
3. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
4. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 12.9%
5. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
6. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.6%
8. Diva (GMA-7) - 11.5%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 11%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%

July 29, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 7.9%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 7%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.8%
4. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 6.5%
5. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 5.5%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
8. Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) - 4.7%
9. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 4.6%
10. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 14.3%
3. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 14%
4. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
5. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
6. Diva (GMA-7) - 12.1%
7. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
8. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 10.8%
9. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 10%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Ellen DeGeneres Quits as "American Idol" Judge

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces a sudden exit as judge of "American Idol" after just one season on the judge's panel.

Ellen said in a statement that her job as judge "didn't feel like the right fit for me" and added that she told Fox and the producers of the show that she would like to leave.

"It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for," she said.

Fox, which broadcasts the top-rated TV singing contest, said it supported her decision.

"We love Ellen and understand and support her decision to bow out of Idol," said Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment, Fox Networks Group. "We were fortunate to receive the humor, energy and love for talent that she brought to the show."

Jennifer Lopez is rumored to replace Ellen De Generes as new American Idol judge.

Vice Ganda Says Goodbye To "Showtime"

...but only for a while!

Vice Ganda, the unevictable judge of ABS-CBN's hit morning talent show "Showtime" is taking an "indefinite leave" to rest, recharge and learn again.

"Oo magpapahinga muna ako. Hindi ko alam kung sino ang papalit. Nagpaalam na ako," Vice said.

He added"Ako mismo sa sarili ko gusto kong magpahinga. Hindi ako ganoon kagaling na entertainer, yong mga alam ko, ang mga pondo ko, nagamit ko na so ngayon kailangan kong mag-ipon ulit para may b, ago akong maipakita sa tao. Ayaw ko naman kasing pagsawaan nila ako,"

The actor-comedian also put an end to speculations that he will be moving to a rival network.

"Hindi, hindi ako lilipat ng ibang istasyon. Dito lang ako hanggat gusto nila ako dito sa ABS-CBN," he said.

Vice Ganda also extended his appreciation to all his supporters and viewers of Showtime.

"Sa mga sumusuporta sa akin, maraming salamat. Malungkot man eh mami-miss muna natin ang isa't isa. Mas magandang ma-miss niyo ako kaysa magsagawa kayo sa akin," he said.

A statement from ABS-CBN Corporate Communications said Vice Ganda will return to the show after taking a short break.

"Just like any other artist, Vice Ganda is taking a short leave of absence from Showtime. He will be back in the program after his leave," said Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications.

"Sharon" Will Soon Goes Off-Air

After 6 years of airing, Sharon Cuneta's weekly musical talk show "Sharon" will soon bid goodbye to its loyal viewers.

The news came straight from Jose Javier Reyes, the show's creative head writer, on last night's episode of TV'5 Juicy where he temporarily replaced its main host Mo Twister.

According to Direk Joey, "Sharon will be reformatted to a new format na babagay na sa status ni Sharon ngayon as an artist. It will become now a reality show. Bagama�t si Sharon pa rin naman ang magiging host nito, tsugi naman ang buong creative team nito. As in bago lahat ng staff."

He added that the ending of "Sharon" will also mark as the end of his professional ties with the Kapamilya network after his 24 years of service with them.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Diether Ocampo Covers the Second Anniversary Issue of GARAGE Magazine

Actor-Entrepreneur-Philanthropist Diether Ocampo is on the cover of GARAGE Magazine August-September 2010 issue where he emerged on top of the magazine's best dressed list.

Other features in the said issue include "100+ Best Runway Looks," "Cool Fall Styles," "Get a Model's Body Now!" "The Best Dressed Share Their Style Secrets" and more.

The second year anniversary issue also marks the maiden issue of GARAGE GIRL Magazine which comes for free when you buy Garage with Diether Ocampo on the cover.

Garage Magazine August-September 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Marc Nelson Covers Men's Health Philippines August 2010 Issue

For the second time, (his first was in January 2006) model-host Marc Nelson is on the cover of Men's Health Philippines magazine.

Marc Nelson shares with Men's Health Philippines magazine that being fit is really just about concentrating, setting your mind, and being disciplined.

Men's Health Philippines August 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Charice Covers Reader's Digest Asia August 2010 Issue and HOT Magazine Singapore

Charice graces the cover of the August issue of Reader's Digest Asia. The title on the cover states: "The Making of a YouTube Sensation."

The Pop Princess is also in "Hot Magazine" which is being sold in Singapore. She has a small but recognizable picture in? the cover. Inside the magazine you'll find her one page poster like picture, a half-page picture and a small one with David Foster.

There's also a 3-page article inside the magazine where Charice openly speaks about what's in her mind - her family, international singing career and acting plans.

Britney Spears "Radiance" Fragrance Ad

Britney Spears recently unveiled the advertisement poster for her latest and 9th fragrance "Radiance".

"Just got the imaging for my new fragrance Radiance and thought I�d share it with all my tweethearts," 28-year-old Britney wrote on her Twitter page.

Radiance, a sparkling blend of wild berries dewy petals, will hit stores September 2010.

What do you think of the ad?

Meet The Cast of GMA-7 Drama-Fantasy Series "Ilumina"

True to its word of providing superior entertainment and as part of its 60th anniversary celebration, GMA Network brings to light another ground-breaking program this August � the newest drama-fantasy series, Ilumina.

Set to premiere this Monday, August 2, Ilumina features a powerhouse cast and a captivating plot that will surely keep the viewers � children and adults alike � glued on TV.

Rhian Ramos - Romana

Aljur Abrenica - I�igo

Jackie Rice - Krisanta

Leading Ilumina's grand ensemble of stars are King of Philippine Drama Christopher de Leon as Frederico, multi-awarded actress Jean Garcia in a dual role as Elvira and Melina, award-winning actress Ara Mina as Elsa, and featuring the return of 2004 Brussels International Film Festival Best Actor Cesar Montano to GMA Network. He will play the role of Romano.

Cesar Montano - Romano

Jean Garcia - Elvira/Melina

Christopher de Leon - Frederico

Ara Mina - Elsa

Ably complementing them are some of the hottest Kapuso starts today � 2007 Golden Screen Awards' Breakthrough Performance winner Rhian Ramos as Romana, 2009 Box Office Awards' Most Promising Male Star of Movies and TV winner Aljur Abrenica as I�igo, and Starstruck Season 3 Ultimate Female Survivor Jackie Rice as Krisanta.

Adding more star power to the Kapuso Network's newest primetime program are StarStruck Avenger Paulo Avelino as Antonio, Jake Vargas as Eliseo and Bea Binene as Evelina, who were part of the successful teen series First Time, and introducing the daughter of Maritoni Fernandez, Lexi.

Jake Vargas - Eliseo

Paulo Avelino - Antonio

With seasoned telefantasya director Mark Reyes at the helm, Iluminaunveils a legendary tale of the white and black sorcerers and their struggle to seize the powerful Ilumina, the Book of Magic. According to legend, whoever possesses the Ilumina will achieve enormous power.

Lexi Fernandez

Bea Binene - Evelina

Romano (Cesar Montano) is a simple farmer who accidentally finds himself amidst the power struggle of the white and black sorcerers. He has a loving wife named Elsa (Ara Mina), who will help Romano get through the situations they find themselves in.

Little does the couple know that the search of the sorcerers for the elusive Ilumina will intertwine the lives and loves of their own children � formerly conjoined twins Romana (Rhian Ramos) and Krisanta (Jackie Rice).

Despite their opposite personalities, the twin sisters still profess similarities as they like most of the same things. The twins� relationship starts to falter, however, when Romana discovers she has a telekinesis power. This leaves the powerless Krisanta extremely envious, and that the only magical thing she has is a streak of veins on her cheek that becomes prominent when she gets angry or emotional.

Regardless of their differences, Romana loves her twin sister very much still. The real conflict between the two only arises when they meet I�igo (Aljur Abrenica), a wealthy, free-spirited young man who has been longing for the attention of his father. He will be the love interest of both Romana and Krisanta.

Unknown to the twins, the mysterious Elvira (Jean Garcia) has been keeping tabs on them. She is the second wife of wealthy philanthropist Frederico (Christopher de Leon) who has been playing a part in the lives of both Romana and Krisanta � as financer of the operation that separated the conjoined twins, and as the father of I�igo, the young man both sisters love. Elvira seeks the powerful Ilumina, and she believes that Romana and Krisanta would lead her to where the Book of Magic is hidden.

In her effort to get the Ilumina, will Elvira, whose dark past remains a secret, be able to entice Krisanta to join her? Will Romano be able to save his daughters from the hands of Elvira? Who will conquer the heart of I�igo: will it be Krisanta or Romana? Are the formerly conjoined twins destined to be separated forever? And who will finally possess the powerful Ilumina?

Catch the enchanting new Kapuso primetime series, Ilumina, starting this Monday, August 2, on GMA Telebabad.

"The BUZZ Magazine" August 2010 Issue Investigates and Reveals Key Details on Kris Aquino-James Yap Separation

Siksik sa intriga at kontrobersya ang August issue ng The Buzz Magasin! Una na rito ang isyu ng hiwalayan ng 'Queen of All Media' Kris Aquino at PBA star James Yap.

Tampok sa The Buzz Magasin ang mga detalyeng nakalap mula sa iba�t ibang sources kaugnay ng mga posibleng tunay na dahilan ng pagsuko ni Kris sa limang taong relasyon nila ni James.

Sa "Imbuzztigasyon" section ng The Buzz Magasin, may blow-by-blow accounts din ng interview ni Kris sa farewell episode niya sa The Buzz. Dito, nabanggit niya na matagal na silang may gap ni James. "I think the whole Philippines is fully aware na when my mom was still alive and ngayon my siblings have tried to bridge whatever gaps we have. Tina-try nila na tulungan kaming ayusin �yung mga problema namin."

Nilinaw din ni Kris na ang desisyon niyang tapusin ang relasyon kay James ay hindi biglaan. "Whatever decision I have to come to, it�s not a spur of the moment decision. Hindi ito nangyari na nagising lang ako isang araw at sinabi ko ayoko na. Matagal naming sinubukan. James and I both really tried to really make it work� On my part, with finality I can say, ako, sumuko na."

Bahagi rin ng The Buzz Magasin Imbuzztigasyon ang mga artikulo kaugnay sa legal na aspeto ng hiwalayang Kris at James, reaskyon ni Philip Salvador at ang depensa ni Boy Abunda sa pagkakadawit niya sa isyu.

Bukod kina Kris at James, mababasa rin sa August issue ng The Buzz Magasin ang mainit na intriga sa diumanong itinatagong babae ni Gabby Concepcion; namumuong relasyon ninang Robin Padilla at Mariel Rodriguez; palitan ng pahayag nina John Lloyd Cruz at Ruffa Gutierrez; pagbabalik-eskwela ng mga nanalong showbiz politicians; at ang pagpasok ni international singing sensation Charice Pempengco sa hit series na Glee.

Lahat 'yan at marami pang ibang shobiz news at happenings sa August issue ng nangungunang entertainment news source sa bansa, The Buzz Magasin, available sa iba�t ibang bookstores at magazine stands nationwide sa halagang P70 lang!

Zanjoe Marudo Strives for Versatility, Longevity

Actor Zanjoe Marudo may be "striking while the iron is hot" when it comes to his career, but he definitely does not want to be called "flash in the pan," he revealed so in an interview during his birthday last July 23.

The former model, whose entry to fame was the original "Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition," has indeed gone a long way. However, the hunk actor insists he is still far from his goal as an actor.

"Gusto ko magtagal sa industriyang ito. Marami akong gustong gawin eh. Gusto ko mag-drama, gusto ko mag-comedy, gusto ko mag-action. 'Yung hindi nakatali sa isang character o genre," said the 28-year-old star.

So far, he has been successful in showcasing his versatility as a mainstay of comedy show "Banana Split," a lead star in the hit horror flick "Cinco," and the leading man of "Jewel of Romance" Cristine Reyes in the epic TV adaption of Martha Cecilia�s phenomenal "Kristine" pocketbook series debuting on August 16.

Zanjoe revealed that he is challenged by his role Jaime in the teleserye, even if he shares some traits with him.

"Hindi niya agad binibigay lahat hanggang hindi sigurado. Ako ganon din ako, hindi ako pumapasok sa isang bagay hanggat hindi ako sigurado. Pareho rin siguro kaming minsan lang gumawa ng something romantic, pero malakas yung impact kasi hindi sanay yung tao na ganon kami," he said.

He said, like Jaime, he has to work on being more expressive of his feelings, especially his appreciation of good things people do to or for him.

"Hindi kasi ako showy na tao. �Pag na-aappreciate ko yung isang bagay eh hindi ko kaagad napapakita. Kaya minsan nagiging negative na, kasi iniisip ng iba hindi ko nagustuhan o na-appreciate," he explained.

One thing that he can very well exude is his dedication to both his family and career.

"Kaya lang naman ako nagta-trabaho dahil kailangan ng pamilya ko. Hindi naman sila humihingi pero nararamdaman ko na kailangan ako. Marami pa rin akong gustong matutunan, gawin. Marami pa akong pangarap," he said.

And in his much-awaited comeback to Primetime Bida via "Martha Cecilia's Kristine" on August 16, people can only expect a better and bolder actor in Zanjoe.

"Gusto kong makuha �yung respeto ng ibang tao, ng ibang artista, ng mga katrabaho ko. At iyan ang gagawin ko sa 'Kristine,'" he said with conviction.

Rizal Day Bombing Survivor Remembers Grim Experience

Ano ang iyong gagawin kung sa isang iglap lahat ng pangarap mo ay magunaw sa isang pagsabog?

Ito marahil ang tanong ni Joel Atienza matapos maging isa sa mga biktima ng Rizal Day Bombing noong 2000. Sakay ng tren ng LRT papuntang istasyon ng Blumentritt, puno ang puso niya ng pag-ibig at pag-asa para sa pinapangarap na pamilya nila ng kasintahan.

Ngunit sa isang malagim na pagsabog na kumitil sa 22 buhay at sumira sa kaniyang mga paa, pakiramdam niya ay katapusan na rin ng buhay niya.

Patunay lamang sa tatag ng loob ng mga Pilipino, nalampasan ni Joel ang galit at kawalan ng pag-asa upang ipagpatuloy ang buhay maski na nawalan ng mga paa.

Panoorin kung paano siya bumangon sa trahedya sa "I Survived" ngayong Huwebes, Hulyo 29, kasama si Ces Ore�a Drilon, pagkatapos ng "Bandila" sa ABS-CBN.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Is Yeng Constantino Transferring to GMA-7?

After Mark Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go and Ronnie Liang, first Pinoy Grand Star Dreamer Yeng Constantino is reportedly planning to move to the Kapuso network due to the following reasons:

1. Not enough exposure in Sunday musical variety show ASAP XV.

2. Her early morning show Music Uplate Live is to be replaced anytime soon by Jaymee Joaquin's Games Uplate Live

3. News about Yeng Constantino's camp secretly in negotiation with Kapuso executives is circulating in the four corners of GMA-7 compound.

Do you think Yeng is making the right move?

Toni Gonzaga's "All Me" Album Tops Astrovision OPM Sales Nationwide

While Jovit Baldivino's "Faithfully" reigns in Odyssey's OPM album sales nationwide, Toni Gonzaga's "All Me", on the other hand, ruled Astrovision/Astroplus OPM album sales nationwide.

"All Me" Magazine album is the best-selling OPM album in all Astrovision and Astroplus music stores nationwide for July 12 to 18, 2010 period.

In the number 2 slot is Jovit Baldivino's "Faithfully".

(July 12 � 18, 2010)


1. Toni Gonzaga � All Me (Star Records)
2. Jovit Baldivino � Faithfully (Star Records)
3. Noel Cabangon � Byahe (Universal Records)
4. Various Artist � 2day�s Fav. Love Songs Unplugged (Ivory Records)
5. Juris � Juris (Star Records)
6. Aiza Seguerra � Perhaps Love (Star Records)
7. Various Artist � Kidz Sing Along Collection (Ivory Records)
8. Princess � Addicted To Acoustic 2 (Vicor Music)
9. Various Artist � Acoustic Worship 2 (Able Music)
10. Various Artist � 60 Taon Ng Musika at Opera (Star Records)

Coco Martin Stars in His First Mainstream Film Titled "Sa'Yo Lamang"

Dubbed as Prince of Indie due to his numerous independent movies like Masahista, Jay, Serbis, Daybreak, Kinatay, Tirador, Noy, among othes, Coco Martin is set to star in his first ever mainstream film titled "Sa 'Yo Lamang."

Coco will star alongside Zanjoe Marudo, Christopher de Leon, Lorna Tolentino, Enchong Dee, Bea Alonzo and Shaina Magdayao as his love interest.

"Sobrang excited ako kasi ito ang kauna-unahan kong mainstream na pelikula. Tapos siyempre ang director ko pa dito ay si direk Laurice Guillen na sobrang galing," said Coco who cannot contain his happening due to the continuous blessings he is currently getting.

He is also scheduled to do a suspense-horror film titled "Dalaw" under Star Cinema, with Diether Ocampo, Mariel Rodriguez, Maja Salvador and Kris Aquino.

Another movie with hunk actor John Lloyd Cruz is also lined-up for him.

While he is excited to do mainstream movies, Coco said is not turning his back on independent films. "Hindi ko iiwan kasi doon ako nagsimula at never, never kong tatalikuran �yong pinanggalingan ko."

In fact, Coco will be doing another indie project with well-acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza next year.

Jovit Baldivino Endorses "Sky Flakes" Crackers

Jovit Baldivino, Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Grand Winner, is now certified product endorser and TV commercial model.

Jovit was chosen by Monde M.Y. San Corporation to become the ambassador for their brand "Sky Flakes Crackers". His first ever TVC is now airing in different TV stations.

After he was proclaimed as PGT's first grand winner, blessings, truly, continue to pour on Jovit. Aside from his TVC, his first solo album entitled "Jovit Baldivino, Faithfully" became the best selling OPM album according to nationwide sales of music store Odyssey Record. He is also included in the cast of Sarah Geronimo's upcoming kantaserye with Sam Milby.

Jovit Baldovino - Sky Flakes TVC:

Kelly Misa Covers Women's Health Philippines August 2010 Issue

25-year old Pinay International model and Wowowee co-host Kelly Misa graces the cover of Women's Health Philippines August 2010 issue.

Kelly confesses something about her life's game plan in this month's issue. Other interesting topics featured in the August 2010 issue of Women's Health Philippines are "Your Fittest Body Fast!," "28 Days of HOT Sex," "Eat this, Not That," "The New Way to Find your Soulmate," "Fast Fixes for Your Hair Type" and many more.

Women's Health Philippines August 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

The 24 UAAP Hotties of 2010

All eyes are on the hardcourt now that the 73rd Season of the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) is in full swing. But what's more exciting than to see some of your favorite hotties playing their balls so good inside the court.

Here is the list of these season's "24 Hotties in the UAAP 2010". Among those on the list are players who are already models and/or product endorsers.

UST (University of Sto. Tomas)

# 7 Jeric Marco Fortuna (Point Guard), 5�7�
#12 Christopher Camus (Power Forward), 6�4�
# 16 Jeric Allen Teng (Shooting Guard), 6�2�, 2009 Rookie of the Year

FEU (Far Eastern University)

#14 Jens Dieter Knuttel (Point Guard), 5�11�, team captain
#15 Ricardo �JR� Cawaling Jr. (Small Forward), 6�4�, 2007 Rookie of the Year
#9 Patrick Jolas Guerrero (Power Forward), 6�3�

UP (University of the Philippines)

#16 Woody Co (Forward), 6�3�, 2006 Rookie of the Year, team captain
#12 Alvin Padilla (Small Forward), 6�2�
#13 Moriah Joel Gingerich (Small Forward), 6�2"

NU (National University)

#4 Yvan Ludovice (Point Guard), 5�9�
#17 Larry John Malanday (Small Forward), 6�2�
#15 Jewel Ponferrada (Power Forward), 6�4�

UE (University of the East)

#7 Lucas Tagarda (Point Guard), 5�11"
#5 Paul Christian Zamar (Shooting Guard), 5�11"
#6 James Martinez (Point Guard), 5�10�, team captain

AdU (Adamson University)

#5 Lester Alvarez (Point Guard), 5�8�
#18 Jeffrey Olalia (Guard), 5�11�
#7 Ryan Monteclaro (Guard), 5�7"

DLSU (De La Salle University)

#7 Simon David Atkins (Shooting Guard), 5�11�, team captain
#10 Joshua David Webb (Small Forward), 6�2�
#15 Ferdinand (Center), 6�5�
(Ferdinand has no surname, he simply wants to be known as Ferdinand: he is from Indonesia)

ADMU (Ateneo de Manila University)

# 6 Nicolas Raymond �Nico� Salva � (Power Forward), 6�4�
#13 Ryan Clarence Buenafe� (Small Forward), 6�2�, 2008 Rookie of the Year
#12 Kirk Jeffrey Long � (Shooting Guard), 6�1"

"Kris is Pregnant Issue, Not True!" - Boy Abunda

Talent manager and television host Boy Abunda belies on SNN the report that his close friend and talent Kris Aquino is expecting her third child.

Boy said Kris was "very, very surprised" when told about the report.

"Hindi po totoo na buntis si Kris Aquino. Hindi po totoo na buntis si Kris Aquino. Uulit ulitin ko po 'yon. She was shocked, natawa at hindi niya alam kung anong pinagggalingan, saan ang pinanggagalingan. She was very, very surprised," he said.

Boy suspects that the report surfaced after Kris had a check-up with her OB-Gynecologist, Dr. Greg Pastorfide, on June 23.

Boy explained that the check-up had something to do with the actress-television host�' new endorsement, which is a cervical vaccine.

Kris, according to Boy, had her period last July 18.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

UPDATED: "Pilipinas, Win na Win!" To Replace "Wowowee" Starting July 31

Justify FullLatest update: From Deo Endrinal:
"Kris arriving 4 am Friday [July 30] via PAL fr LA. Will meet and rehearse in ABS-CBN the same day with Robin and cast of the new noontime show. Final title is Pilipinas, Win Na Win!"

On Saturday, July 31, ABS-CBN is launching a new noontime show called "Pilipinas For The Win" or "FTW" that will replace "Wowowee".

FTE will be hosted by Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez, Valerie Concepcion, Pokwang, and Kris Aquino.

FTE is a game and variety show that will surely bring joy, energy and hope to Filipinos all over the world.

According to Bong R. Osorio, ABS-CBN Head for Corporate Communications, Willie Revillame, through his manager, was already informed about this new development. He was also notified about the new program being planned for him and this will be announced in due time.

Pilipinas For The Win will be managed by director Johnny Manahan, creative director Bobot Mortiz, business unit head Jay Montelibano, and executive producers Phoebe Anievas and Rancy Recato. It will be aired after Showtime starting this Saturday, July 31, 2010.

So, kuryente ang paulit-ulit na news ni Cristy Fermin sa pagbabalik Wowowee ni Willie Revillame?

On Rumors Linking Him To Kris Aquino: "Kris is Just My Older Sister." - Coco Martin

Prince of Indie films Coco Martin is being romantically linked to Queen of Media Kris Aquino. But Coco disputed the speculation, saying he considers Kris as his older sister and that he has high respect for the actress-TV host and her family.

"Nagkaroon na ng ganyang isyu noon, which is hindi naman kami naapektuhan. Kumbaga hinahayaan na lang namin ang mga tao. Hindi naman namin maco-control kung ano ang iisipin nila at sasabihin sa amin," Coco said after signing a 4-film contract with ABS-CBN's movie outfit Star Cinema on Monday.

He also admitted that he is still in constant communication with his "Ate Kris." "Sabi ko nga kung alam lang nila kung gaano kabait ang Aquino family at ang pagsuporta at ang suportang binibigay sa akin ni Ate Kris."

Jovit Baldivino's "Faithfully" Album Tops Odyssey OPM Sales Nationwide

"Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT)" grand winner Jovit Baldivino's debut album, titled "Faithfully," has topped the OPM nationwide sales of music store Odyssey Records.

Figures from Odyssey Records showed that "Faithfully" ranked No. 1 under the OPM category.

The 16-year-old singer's album has 5 tracks and it features 2 original compositions - "Paano" and "I'll Be The One." The three other tracks - "Faithfully," "Too Much Love Will Kill You," and "Always" are revivals of his favorite hits.

"Too Much Love Will Kill You" is currently the most requested song on the radio.

Video To Watch: Charice Visited Star King of Korea For The 3rd Time

Charice appeared on Star King aired on Korean television last July 24 with over 5,000 viewers watching the livestream. It marked the third appearance for Charice on the popular Korean television show and was highly anticipated as this is where her road to stardom began all the way back in 2007.

There were touching moments as Charice presented the host Kang Ho Dong with an autographed copy of her self-titled CD 'Charice' and a personal handwritten sign in Korean, translated "Thank you so much Starking - Charice Pempengco."

Charice had a duet with So Hyang performing 'When You Believe' (originally by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey), sang Bodyguard Medley, and had a battle of sorts with Luna performing 'One Moment In Time,' after which she gave touching words of advice to "believe in yourself" that brought tears to Luna's eyes.

Watch the video here: