Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Korean Actor Park Yong Ha Commits Suicide

32-years-old Korean actor and singer Park Yong Ha was found dead this morning in Seoul, South Korea.

Park Yong Ha reportedly died from hanging. He was found by his mother in his room at his Nonhyun-dong, Seoul, home with a cell phone cord around his neck at around 5:30 a.m.

Park debuted in Korea showbiz scene fifteen years ago in youth shows like KBS�s 1995 "Love Blossoms in the Classroom" and 1996's "Start". But his claim to fame is the 2002's "Winter Sonata", which made him a household name. He used that fame as a bridge to a successful singing career in Japan, where he enjoyed quite a lot of popularity. He had a successful drama hit in 2008's "One Air", and in 2009's "The Slingshot".

2010 MMFFP Official Entries

The Selection Committee of the Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines (MMFFP) has announced the eight official entries for this year's annual filmfest.

The list, which was revealed yesterday, June 29, at Club Filipino in Greenhills, consists of the following:

Ang Agimat ni Enteng, comedy, action, fantasy by M-Zet/GMA Films/Octo Arts Films/Imus Productions/APT Productions. Starring Vic Sotto and Sen. Bong Revilla, Jr.
Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin (Last na To!), comedy by ABS-CBN Film Productions/Star Cinema. Starring Ai-Ai delas Alas.

Dalaw, suspense thriller, Cine Media

Rosario, drama-filmbio by Cinema Buhay. Starring Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado, and Mark Anthony Fernandez.

Father Jejemon, drama comedy by RVQ Productions. Starring Dolphy.

RPG, an animation film, by ABS-CBN Film Productions/Ambient Media

Shake, Rattle and Roll XII, horror suspense by Regal Entertainment. All star-cast.
Super Inday and the Magic Bibe, comedy/fantasy by Regal Entertainment. Starring Marian Rivera.

A ninth entry was also named, Ana Salamangka from Reality Entertainment. According to the MMFFP officials, the said film will automatically qualify as the eighth official entry should any of the official entries encounter a problem in terms of meeting the deadline and others.

The 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines will run from December 25, 2010 to January 7, 2011.

Videos to Watch: President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III Inauguration Performances

Lupang Hinirang - Charice

Bagong Pilipinas - All Star

Si Noynoy, Hindi Ka Nag-iisa - Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and Kundirana

You Raised Me Up - Christian Bautista

Minamahal Kong Bayan - APO Hiking Society

Bayan Ko - Philippine Madrigal Singers

Celebrity Scene Stealers at the Noynoy Aquino Inauguration

As expected, with Kris Aquino as his sister, President Noynoy's Aquino's inauguration as the country's 15ht President, become another venue for a glamorous event of Philippine showbiz' who's who.

Very visible on the main stage were Kristina Bernadette Aquino-Yap (Kris) who was wearing a yellow Filipiniana gown designed by Randy Ortiz. Seated near Kris were Batangas Governor Vilma Santos and Senator Ralph Recto with son Ryan Christian; Sharon Cuneta in a black terno with husband Sen. Kiko Pangilinan and daughters Frankie, Miel and KC Concepcion in a white gown. Bing Loyzaga was spotted beside Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski.

Most celebrity supporters of P-Noy who occupied the upper seats of the stands were Richard Gomez and wife, Leyte's 4th District Represenative Lucy Torres-Gomez, Cesar Montano and wife Sunshine Cruz, Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.

Former President and action star Joseph Estrada who placed 2nd to Noynoy in the Presidential election was also there. He was seated beside former President Fidel V. Ramos, who was seated on P-Noy's left side.

At 10:46 A.M., international pop singer Charice Pempengco sang the National Anthem, which was followed by the Ecumenical Invocation.

Singer-composer Jim Paredes and popular fictional character Juana Change served as hosts. The Philippine Madrigal Singers rendered "Bayan Ko," then maestro Ryan Cayabyab conducted his piece "Sasabihin Mo Ikaw ay Pilipino" with PhilHarmonic Orchestra.

APO Hiking Society also had a one-time stage reunion to sing "Minamahal Kong Bayan." Next was Christian Bautista, who did the a capella version of Josh Groban's "You Raised Me Up." The latter performed due to the impromptu request of the Presidential Committee, which made sure that the huge crowd would be entertained before noon, the time set for the oath-taking of the President.

Ogie Alcasid performed "Si Noynoy," followed by the heartfelt rendition of "Hindi Ka Nag-iisa" by Regine Velasquez. Afterwards, an ensemble of singers�including Ogie, Regine, Christian, Gary Valenciano, Nina, Jed Madela, Jim paredes, Gail Blanco, Noel Cabangon, and many more, together with Kundirana�sang "Bagong Pilipinas." The three songs were all composed by Ogie.

It was Noel Cabangon who had the people standing, cheering, and humming with his nationalistic pieces�"Tungo sa Pagbabago, Para sa Pagbabago," "Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino," and "Kanlungan."

ABS-CBN bigwigs were there also present in the event. Those sighted were ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, SVP Cory Vidanes, TV executive Deo Endrinal and Freddie M. Garcia.

Kris' "Tayong Dalawa" co-stars Kim Chiu and Coco Martin also witnessed the event. Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon and Cherry Pie Picache were also among the attendees.

Other star attendees were actor-turned-Senator Tito Sotto and actress turned Congresswoman Lani Mercado.

StarStudio 1st Celebrity Style Awards 2010 Nominees

In its aim to pay tribute to the dedication and creativity of celebrities in the fields of television, music, and fashion who never fail to stand out with their sense of fashion both on and off cam, Star Studio Magazine, in partnership with the Velvet channel and Metro Magazine, launches the 1st Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards, in a gathering held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati last June 29.

Here's the complete list of nominees for Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards 2010:

Celebrity Awards Categories

Celebrity Style Icon - Female

Gretchen Barretto
Agot Isidro
Angel Aquino
Lucy Torres-Gomez
Judy Ann Santos
Cherie Gil

Celebrity Style Icon � Male

Richard Gomez
Piolo Pascual
Edu Manzano
Ely Buendia
Aga Muhlach
Albert Martinez
Cesar Montano

Red Carpet Style � Female

Gretchen Barretto
Anne Curtis
Kim Chiu
Lucy Torres-Gomez
Marian Rivera
Ruffa Gutierrez

Red Carpet Style � Male

Derek Ramsay
Diether Ocampo
Dingdong Dantes
Gerald Anderson
Luis Manzano
Piolo Pascual

Special Award Category

Belo Body Award

Piolo Pascual
Sarah Geronimo
Bea Alonzo
Anne Curtis
Sam Milby

People's Choice Categories

Most Stylish Kontrabida

Agot Isidro (Tayong Dalawa)
Angelica Panganiban (Rubi)
Isabel Oli (Full House)
Jean Garcia (Stairway to Heaven)
Mylene Dizon (Tanging Yaman)

Most Stylish Leading Man

Derek Ramsay
Diether Ocampo
Jericho Rosales
John Lloyd Cruz
Piolo Pascual

Most Stylish Leading Lady

Anne Curtis
Heart Evangelista
Judy Ann Santos
Kim Chiu
Rhian Ramos

Most Stylish Comedian

Ariel & Maverick
John Lapuz
Sam YG
Vhong Navarro
Vice Ganda

Most Stylish Comedienne

Ai Ai delas Alas
Rufa Mae Quinto
Toni Gonzaga
Tuesday Vargas

Most Stylish TV Host � Female

Angel Aquino
Daphne Osena-Paez
Lucy Torres-Gomez
Ruffa Gutierrez
Teresa Herrera

Most Stylish TV Host � Male

Edu Manzano
Luis Manzano
Marc Nelson
Raymond Gutierrez
Tim Yap

Most Stylish Live Performer � Female

Kuh Ledesma
Regine Velasquez
Sarah Geronimo
Toni Gonzaga
Zsa Zsa Padilla

Most Stylish Live Performer � Male

Richard Poon
Rico Blanco
Gary Valenciano
Billy Crawford
Jericho Rosales

Winners for People's Choice will be based on public voting via texting. The voting period for the People�s Choice Awards will be from 12nn of July 7 to 12nn of September 3.

The 1st Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards is set to culminate in a glittering and glamorous awards night and fashion show come October 5.

Star Studio Magazine Launches the 1st Celebrity Style Awards 2010

Star Studio Magazine, the best in entertainment style and lifestyle magazine, highlights its 10th year milestone by mounting the first ever Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards.

In partnership with the Velvet channel and Metro Magazine, the Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards pays tribute to the dedication and creativity of Filipino "style ambassadors" in the field of music, film, television, and fashion � celebrities who never fail to stand out by making the most out of life and look good doing it.

Hosted by singer and TV host Marc Abaya, the launch event of the Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards held on June 29 at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City announced the list of nominees for the different award categories.

Being the very first awards show mounted by the magazine, the Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards selected its nominees via a thorough selection process. The Star Studio editorial team collated entries for each category based on a specific style criteria. To complete the process, a formidable "Style Council" comprised of an exclusive group of experts from different style and fashion related industries, deliberated and decided on the final five nominees per category.

The Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards categories are divided into three types: People�s Choice Awards, Technical Awards and Celebrity Awards. A second style council will be convened to decide on the winners for both Technical and Celebrity Awards categories, while the winners for People�s Choice will be based on public voting via texting. The voting period for the People�s Choice Awards will be from 12nn of July 7 to 12nn of September 3.

Criteria for each category are:

Celebrity Awards Categories

Celebrity Style Icon � Male and Female

� The celebrity has consistently showcased an impeccable sense of style in the period of January 2009 and April 2010.
� The celebrity�s personal sense of style is classic, tasteful and well-defined.
� The celebrity possesses the ability to carry any outfit, regardless of brand, with confidence.
� The celebrity�s style has the potential to be iconic and emulated by others.

Red Carpet Style � Male and Female

� The celebrity has consistently appeared wearing stylish and stunning outfits at red carpet events between January 2009 and April 2010.
� The celebrity�s red carpet outfit should have been high-impact and reflects their personal sense of style.
� The celebrity consistently appears in outfits that are appropriate for the event that they are attending.
� The celebrity should consistently be able to carry the look with confidence and style.

People�s Choice Categories

Most Stylish Kontrabida

� She should have played the role between January 2009 and April 2010.
� She looks good even when they�re bad.
� Possesses an admirable sense of style.
� Ability to attract and inspire admiration, even if their characters aren�t liked.
� Has the potential to be iconic and unforgettable.

Most Stylish Leading Man and Leading Lady

� They are based on their top 10 looks from January 2009 - April 2010.
� Must have played a lead role in TV and movie during the time period.
� Looks stylish, both on and off camera.
� Reflects a personal sense of style.
� Carries herself well, whether styled by others or self-styled.

Most Stylish Comedian and Comedienne

� These are based on their top 3 looks from January 2009 - April 2010.
� Looks stylish, both on and off camera.
� Reflects a personal sense of style.
� Carries herself well, whether styled by others or self-styled.
� Stylish in and out of character, with or without costume.

Most Stylish TV Host � Male and Female

� These are based on their best looks from shows from January 2009 � April 2010.
� Looks stylish, both on and off camera.
� Reflects a personal sense of style.
� Carries herself well, whether styled by others or self-styled.

Most Stylish Live Performer � Male and Female

� These are based on their top 3 looks from January 2009 - April 2010.
� Consistently stylish during live performances.
� Exudes personal flair and presents a look that is unique to them.

The style council is composed of:

Jose Javier Reyes - Multi-awarded director and movie writer.

Rajo Laurel � respected and highly celebrated fashion designer in the Philippines.

Robby Carmona � renowned fashion and event director.

Sarah Meier - Swiss supermodel turned VJ.

Raymund Isaac � bad boy of Philippine photography.

Raul Manzano � Editor-in-Chief of Metro Magazine.

Tinna Bonifacio � Associate Editor of Star Studio Magazine.

Celebrity presenters during the event were TV host/actress Carmen Soo and her Wowowee co-host model Kelly Misa. They were joined by designers John Herrera and Avel Bacudio in announcing this year�s nominees. Goodlooking balladeer Richard Poon also prepared a couple of songs to serenade the crowd.

Aside from the presentation of nominees, the launch party of the Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards also featured the "Wall of Stars" exhibit, where photos of celebrities from various fields come together to show that "sharing, caring and giving back to the community is always in style." Photographed by Niccolo Cosme, the Wall of Stars exhibit is in support of Sagip Kapamilya and Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig Foundation.

The Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards is set to culminate in a glittering and glamorous awards night and fashion show come October 5.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Star Studio 10th Year Anniversary and 1st Celebrity Style Awards Launch - Photos

Showbiznest joined the Star Studio Magazine 10th year anniversary celebration and witnessed the unveiling of nominees for the first ever Star Studio Celebrity Style Awards held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati on June 29. See pictures of the event here:

Event host Marc Abaya

An Mercado-Alcantara

Carmen Soo and designer John Herrera present the nominees for People's Choice categories

Kelly Misa and designer Avel Bacudio present the nominees for Celebrity Style categories

Richard Poon serenades the crowd

Carmen Soo jams with Richard Poon

1st MTRCB Movie Awards � 2010 Winners

Here are the winners of the 1st MTRCB Movie Awards which was held last June 25 at the theater of Crossroads 77 along Scout Reyes Street in Quezon City.

Best Drama Film:

Best Comedy Film:
Last Supper No. 3

Best Action-Fantasy Film:
Ang Panday

Best Actress:
Vilma Santos (In My Life)

Best Actor (tie):
Alfred Vargas and Lou Veloso (Colorum)

Best Supporting Actress:
Maria Isabel Lopez (Kinatay)

Best Supporting Actor:
John Lloyd Cruz (In My Life)

Best Director:
Raymond Red (Himpapawid)

Best Screenplay:
Raymond Red (Himpapawid)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Angel Locsin is FHM's 2010 Sexiest Woman in the World

After two and a half months of text and online voting, Angel Locsin redeemed, after 5 years, her title as the Sexiest Woman in the World in the poll conducted by FHM (For Him Magazine) Philippines.

Nearly four million votes were cast during the April 1 to June 15 voting period. And Angel received a total of 284,156 text and online votes which brought her to the top spot. Last year's leader, Cristine Reyes, came in second with 227,390 votes, while Marian Rivera, 2008's sexiest, placed in third with 218,742 votes.

Victoria's Secret model Marissa Miller is adjudged the FHM global winner by the FHM International Network.

These year's top ten (based on official results) are:

1. Angel Locsin
2. Cristine Reyes
3. Marian Rivera
4. Iwa Moto
5. Angelica Panganiban
6. Katrina Halili
7. Regine Velasquez
8. Valerie "Bangs" Garcia
9. Ehra Madrigal
10. Jackie Rice

Video to Watch: Dingdong Dantes - Marian Rivera Contemporary Dance Number on "GMA at 60" Anniversary Special

Catch GMA-7's prized loveteam Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera performed a contemporary dance number during the "GMA at 60: The Heart of Television" 60th Anniversary special at the Araneta Coliseum.

Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano Team-up for "Twist and Shout"

Makakakanta pa kaya ang Pinoy habang tumatakbo siya sa treadmill, pinapaikot na parang elesi, o di kaya'y nilulublob sa malayelong tubig ang kanyang katawan?

Susubukan na ang kakayahan ng Pinoy pagdating sa biritan sa pinakakwela at pinaka-naiibang singing contest sa telebisyon simula ngayong Sabado, July 3, ang "Twist and Shout."

Tunghayan ang paborito niyong mga celebrities sa tangka nilang awitin ng maayos ang isang kanta habang sumasailalim sa matitinding distractions o mga panggulo sa kanilang performance kasama walang iba kung hindi ang nag-iisang Concert King na si Martin Nievera at tinaguriang Mr. Pure Energy na si Gary Valenciano bilang hosts.

Ito ang unang pagkakataon na magkakaroon ng sariling programa sina Gary at Martin kaya naman excited na ang lahat sa magiging kulitan at chemistry nila sa telebisyon bilang kilala silang matalik na magkaibigan ng publiko.

"I've never been a game show host. This is my first time, but I have Martin. I know we�re both going to learn from each other, we�re ready for the challenges. Every episode iba iba ang mga contestants, so magiiba rin ang dating namin ni Martin sa camera," sabi ni Gary.

"Marami nang game shows na ginawa ang ABS-CBN. But the core element in Twist and Shout is not to try to be a game show and us hosts not to be like Edu Manzano, Cesar Montano, or Kris Aquino. We will just be Martin and Gary," dagdag ni Martin.

Maging ang hosts ay excited sa naiibang format ng show. Dalawang celebrity teams na may tatlong players ang magpapatalbugan sa tatlong rounds na sasabayan ng nakakaaliw at nakakatawang distractions. Kinakailangan lamang makanta ng player ang awit sa loob ng dalawang minuto para mapagtagumpayan ang round.

Bibigyan sila puntos ng mga huradong sina Aiza Seguerra, Jimmy Bondoc, at isang weekly guest judge, at ang team na may pinakamaraming puntos ang papasok sa final round na tinatawag na Turn Table.

Kinakailangan lamang tumagal ng nanalong celebrity team sa loob pa rin ng dalawang minuto sa ibabaw ng umiikot na platform habang kumakanta para makuha ang jackpot. Hanggat may nanatiling nakatayo rito ay hindi titigil ang timer at kapag umabot sila sa itinakdang oras ay mag-uuwi at maghahati-hati ang tatlong maswerteng studio audience mula sa kanilang panig ng P200,000.

Ang "Twist and Shout" ay franchise mula sa Zodiak Entertainment, isang kilalang production and distribution group na nag-ere ng naturang format sa mga bansang tulad ng France, India, at Indonesia. Naging mainit ang pagtanggap ng manonood sa programa at patuloy na ipinapalabas sa ibang bansa sa bago nitong titulo na "Sing If You Can�"

Wala nga ba talagang makakapigil sa Pinoy pagdating sa kantahan? Alamin na ang kasagutan sa pilot episode ng "Twist and Shout" simula ngayong Sabado, July 3, 8:45 PM. Mapapanood din ito tuwing Linggo sa parehong oras sa ABS-CBN.

Newscasts Meet New Technology in "TV Patrol" and "Bandila"

Magsasanib pwersa ang pinakasariwang mga balita at modern technology sa mas pinaigting na pamamahayag hatid ng bagong "TV Patrol" at "Bandila" starting this Wednesday, June 30, sa ABS-CBN.

Kasama ang pinagkakapitagang ABS-CBN news anchors at reporters, alamin ang pinakasariwang mga balita sa loob at labas ng bansa sa dalawang pinaka-pinagkakatiwalaang newscasts sa bansa sa tulong ng makabagong augmented reality at touch screen technologies na unang ginamit sa matagumpay na "Halalan 2010" election coverage noong Mayo 10.

Mas bubulatlatin ng anchors na sina Ted Failon, Karen Davila, at Julius Babao sa bagong "TV Patrol," ang mahahalagang isyu sa paghahatid ng mas maraming investigative reports, mas malalim na pagtalakay sa mga isyung politikal ni Lynda Jumilla, at panibagong segments tulad ng Sports Patrol.

Mas pag-iibayuhin din nito ang serbisyong publiko sa pamamagitan ng espesyal na mga public service segment sa programa at pagbuo ng isang public service center.

Isusulong ng ABS-CBN News ang public service sa bagong segment na "Lingkod Kapamilya" at balak nilang itaguyod ang isang public service center.

Maging ordinaryong manonood ay maari ring mag-ambag ng sarili nilang ulat sa kakalunsad na "Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo" na hindi lamang nananawagan ng atensyon ng kinauukulan kung hindi naghahain din ng konkretong solusyon sa suliranin.

Samantala, malaking pagbabago rin ang ihahatid ng late night newscast na "Bandila" kasama ang anchors na sina Henry Omaga Diaz at Ces Orena Drilon. Mas malalim na pagbusisi ang hatid ng programa sa mga paksa tulad ng consumerism na iuulat ni Alvin Elchico at malalim na talakayan tungkol sa pulitika na ihahatid ni Lynda Jumilla.

Huwag palalampasin ang bagong "TV Patrol" at "Bandila" this Wednesday sa ABS-CBN.

True Blood Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: It Hurts Me Too

The episode starts off with Tara enjoying everything there is to enjoy about being with a vampire. They head to a cheap motel and Tara tries to take her mind off Eggs. But really Tara come on now. Do you really think this Franklin guy can be trusted? He�s so creepy looking. Sookie shows what a great friend she is and uses some of the money Eric gave her to give Eggs a proper funeral. Tara accepts her grand gesture of apology and moves back in with her. Just when you think things with Tara are going to calm down they don�t. Franklin shows up yet again with his creepy tiny fangs and glamors Tara, manipulating her to let him inside. Tara should just stop answering the door from now on.

Another person trying to maintain a sense of normalcy is Jason. He�s discovered a new purpose in life! He wants to be a cop. Apparently he didn�t realize it required ya know, effort and time because he can barely sit still long enough to study. It doesn�t matter however because he�s still haunted by what he�s hiding. It continues to make him crazy and distracts him from his latest passion. By the end of the episode it looks like he changes his mind about being a cop and burns the application. It�s a shame he did because it looks like there will be a vacancy in the force when Bud quits. I appreciate the great Jason butt shot though.

Arlene goes to the doctor to find out for sure that she�s pregnant. He confirms what she already knows but fills her in on a little surprise. The baby is just over 9 weeks. Judging by the shocked look on her face, she hasn�t been dating Terry that long. Yikes, does that mean her baby daddy is Rene? That�s quite a secret to hold on to. �My baby daddy is a dead serial killer.� Poor Terry is thrilled when Arlene tells him she�s pregnant and she can�t bring herself to tell him the truth. Has it really only been 9 weeks?

Sookie heads to Jackson to find out information about Bill because as we all know, the girl cannot sit still to save her life. She�s accompanied by newcomer Alcide, a werewolf sent to look after her by Eric. I welcome this man�s presence on the show. Just sayin�. We flashback to 1868 and get a glimpse of Bill�s previous life with his wife and children. He returns home from the war, fresh as a vampire, to discover his daughter has been sent away and his son has died from disease. His night gets worse when his wife freaks out at her new undead husband and Lorena shows up to make it worse. I really really hate Lorena.

Bill decides to accept the King�s offer to work in Mississippi with him. It looks like he has sneaky motives and Lorena calls him out on it. It�s a shame Bill didn�t kill her when he set her on fire last week. But if he had killed her, this episode wouldn�t have been �twisted.� Lorena provokes Bill enough to get him to have animal-esque hate sex with her. He�s so disgusted with himself during the act that he twists Lorena�s head all the way around so he doesn�t have to look at her. Ugh. Nightmares! That was some exorcist shit right there. Lorena sickeningly seems to enjoy it and Bill hates himself for what he�s done.

Vice Ganda Will Be Featured in "Reader's Digest" September 2010 Issue

Nasa cloud 9 pa rin si Vice Ganda. At baket? Dahil after ng kanyang first major concert at the Araneta Colisuem na talaga namang super successful, at sa continuous power sa ratings ng kanyang Kapamilya morning talent reality program na Showtime, heto at balitang ipi-feature sya ng "Reader's Digest Asia" sa kanilang September issue.

At first ay hindi pa makapaniwala si Vice until ma-meet na nya finally ang correspondent ng Reader's Digest, "Mama, tinanong ko talaga �yung nag-iinterbyu kumbakit ako. Ang sagot niya, limang komedyante ang pinagpilian at unanimous na ako ang gustong i-feature sa Reader�s Digest.

"Nu�ng una nga raw, hindi nila ako mahanap, dahil ang ibinigay na pangalan sa kanya eh, Jose Marie Viceral at hindi Vice Ganda.

"Kaya nakakatuwa na ako ang ipi-feature nila sa September edition. Keri lang kahit hindi na ako maging cover, 'no! Reader's Digest 'yan, 'teh."

3 Reasons Behind Kris Aquino - James Yap Separation

Three reasons ang ibinigay ng super reliable source na insider ng Dos kung bakit lumala ang gap ng mag-asawang Kris Aquino and James Yap.

No. 1 � Nanghingi ng favor si James na kung puwede raw sanang tulungan ni Kris ang kapatid niyang nurse para maka�kuha ng US visa at ma�kapagtrabaho sa abroad. Pero parang na-misinterpret daw ni Kris at nagalit.

Sagot daw nito sa asa�wang basketbolista, hindi sila ganun na parang gumagamit ng connection.

Nurse ang nasabing kapa�tid ni James na sa bahay nilang mag-asawa nakatira habang nag-aaral.

No. 2 � Nagalit si Kris kay James dahil nagpa�alam ito na dadalaw sa kamag-anak sa Negros na hindi kakampi ni P-Noy nang kumandidato.

Ayaw daw ni Kris at hindi pinayagan.

No. 3 � Nawala na rin ang closeness nina James at Joshua kaya talagang mainit na raw ang dugo ni Kris sa asawa.

Nagkukuwento na rin si James sa problema nila ni Kris sa kanyang mga kaibigan.

Super react din si James na lumabas ang ku�wento sa problema nila sa interview kay Boy Abunda. Pero paliwanag naman ni Boy na nagsabi lang daw siya ng kato�tohanan at ayaw niyang mag�sinu�ngaling kaya sinabi niya ang problema ng mag-asawang James at Kris sa mga Cebuano.

Pero ang katuwiran daw ni James, bakit kailangan pang ikuwento samantalang siya nga ay nanahimik?

Kahapon sa The Buzz ay walang ibinigay na con�crete reason si Kris sa hiwalayan nila. Pero sina�bi niyang "suko na ako" tungkol sa relasyon nilang mag-asawa dahil nagsakripisyo na raw siya.

Sa tono ng pananalita ni Kris, mukhang hindi na nga masi�silayan si James sa inauguration ni President-elect Noynoy Aquino. Pero napakiusapan pa daw si James na dumalo, pero after ng inter�view ni Boy kay Kris yesterday sa The Buzz, magpakita pa nga kaya si James sa Quirino Grandstand on Wednesday?

- Reports from Salve Asis

"Bagong Pilipinas" is President Noynoy's Inaugural Song

10 singers ang napili to sing the Ogie Alcasid and Noel Cabangon composition "Bagong Pilipinas" or "New Philippines" para sa inauguration ni President-elect Noynoy Aquino III on June 30 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Ogie and Noel were commissioned by the inaugural committee para gumawa ng kanta na magiging official inaugural song when P-Noy sworn in as Philippines 15th President.

Jed Madela, one of the 10 singers chosen to sing "Bagong Pilipinas" said he was so moved by the song that he still got goosebumps even after recording the music.

"Ganda, sobrang ganda. Actually, hanggang ngayon, nag-goosebumps pa din ako, listening to all singers singing as one," Madela said.

Bukod kay Jed, napili rin para kumanta ng "Bagong Pilipinas" sina Ogie Alcasid, Jim Paredes, Mae Paner (Juana Change), Nina, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Gary Valenciano at Regine Velasquez.

"For the first time, the song will be sang by all singers. And then we�re going to be backed up by the Symphony Orchestra, 70s Band, the Madrigal Singers�and Kunderana will be there," Ogie said.

He added, "Lahat nga kami iba�t iba ang channel, ng network. In fact, Gary openly was supporting another president, but he came here. It�s not about that anymore. It�s about coming together and working as one."

"Bagong Pilipinas" will be included sa isang special music album na ipo-produce ni Kris Aquino, P-Noy's youngest sister.

A Star-studded Finale Week at "Take Him Out" Starting June 28

Get ready for big-time entertainment as GMA-7's reality dating show unloads a star-studded and all-female pool of singles looking for love in the finale week special Take Him Out edition from June 28 to July 2.

Join Kapuso matchmaker Jay-R and his co-host Gladys Guevarra as they find the perfect dates for seven gorgeous celebrities who are searching for their ideal guys.

On Monday, July 28, model turned TV host Bubbles Paraiso and StarStruck alumna turned beauty queen Rich Asuncion will charm the 30 Take Him Out guys with their good looks and svelte figures. Find out who will be the two lucky bachelors that will be chosen by these ladies.

StarStruck 4 Ultimate Female Survivor Kris Bernal will bring the excitement and fun in the love arena on Tuesday, July 29. Find out how Kris' mother helps in her decision to pick the perfect guy.

On Wednesday, June 30, two beauty queens will walk the aisle of the dating arena and will have their chance to grab their own partners. Will the inspiring stories of Bb. Pilipinas World Czarina Gatbonton and Bb. Pilipinas Universe Venus Raj touch the hearts of the bachelors?

GMA-7's Rosalinda a.k.a. Carla Abellana makes an appearance in Take Him Out on Thursday , July 1. Will this talented lady melt the heart of that one lucky single guy she's been waiting for?

And on Friday, July 2, one of the country's prettiest faces, Rhian Ramos, sings her way through the heart of one lucky single guy. Who among the 30 Take Him Out bachelors will be Rhian's perfect match?

Since its premiere last April 26, Take Me Out has endeared and captivated the hearts of Filipinos for its unique format.

Jay-R's energy and natural charisma appealed very much to the viewers. The Take Me Out franchise is owned by Fremantle Media.

Watch out who among the matched partners will be crowned as the Couple of the Week in the finale week of Take Him Out, from June 28 to July 2 before Langit Sa Piling Mo.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes' "Endless Love" Premieres Tonight on GMA

A tale of everlasting happiness or eternal heartbreak?

How far would you go to be with the one you truly love? Does love know how to surrender? Can love defy fate and time? Is there an end to love? Tonight, the answers to these questions will be unveiled as the most-awaited local adaptation of the first successful Korean series on Philippine TV begins.

In line with its 60th anniversary celebration, GMA Network offers Endless Love, which features the highly anticipated primetime TV reunion of the most sought-after love team in the country � Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.

The phenomenal loveteam of Dingdong and Marian first became popular in "Marimar". They followed up this big hit with another successful series, "Dyesebel". The two were last seen together on primetime in 'Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang." This year, Dingdong and Marian are back together as they are set to breathe life to the well-loved lead characters of Johnny and Jenny in Endless Love.

The Kapuso Network�s latest offering also features award-winning actor Dennis Trillo who plays the equally important role of Andrew. Kapuso homegrown artist Nadine Samonte, meanwhile, will portray the antagonist character of Shirley.

Other cast members include a grand ensemble of the industry�s well-respected artists led by Tirso Cruz III, Sandy Andolong, Janice de Belen together with Bernard Palanca, Marco Alcaraz, Gabby Eigenmann, Ces Quesada, Jana Dominguez, Mosang, Bela Padilla and Ms. Kuh Ledesma in a very special role.

Endless Love also introduces three young stars who went through a series of auditions before bagging significant roles in the series. The three showbiz neophytes are Joyce Ching as the young Shirley, Kristoffer Martin as the young Johnny and Kathryn Bernardo as the young Jenny.

Mac Alejandre directs the series, which tells a compelling love story filled with twists and hapless situations that will make the viewers� tears fall every night.

Lead characters Johnny (Dingdong) and Jenny (Marian) are siblings from a well-off family. They are sheltered and are genuinely loved by their parents Robert (Tirso Cruz III) and Katherine (Sandy Andolong). Johnny loves his sister and is very protective of Jenny, who loves her brother as much.

The perfect and happy lives of Johnny and Jenny turn topsy-turvy when an accident leads their family to discover an incident from the past. The family learns there was a case of baby switching in the hospital the day Jenny was born. They discover that Robert and Katherine�s real daughter is Shirley, the poor, mean and resentful classmate of Jenny.

The lives of Jenny and Shirley are dramatically reversed in an instant. Jenny wants to stay but Shirley keeps pushing her to leave the family she loves so much. Hurting, the weak-willed Jenny decides to run away. Even when Johnny and his family invite Jenny to live with them abroad, Jenny opts to stay with her hostile biological mother Suzy (Janice de Belen) and good-for-nothing brother Jojo (Gabby Eigenmann).

Jenny grows up to be a simple, beautiful and kind-hearted young lady. She works in a hotel resort as a housekeeping staff where she meets Andrew (Dennis Trillo), the conceited and naughty son of the hotel owner gets smitten by Jenny�s charm and beauty.

Andrew does everything to get Jenny�s attention. He soon realizes that Jenny is slowly changing him. The former inconsiderate wealthy guy proudly shares to his bestfriend that he has found the woman he truly loves.

Conflict arises when Johnny returns from abroad to search for his beloved sister Jenny. Soon, the two long lost siblings reunite. Will Johnny and Jenny finally admit that the love they feel for each other is more than just familial love?

But what will these ill-fated lovers do when reality unfurls � that Johnny is the bestfriend of Andrew, who is head over heels in love with Jenny. And although he will fight for the love of his life, Johnny is engaged to his girlfriend Yumi (Bela Padilla). Andrew, on the other hand, is being pursued by Jenny's archrival, Shirley.

What will happen to the intertwined loves and lives of Johnny, Jenny and Andrew? Who will be the best man to win the heart of Jenny? And what is this secret that Jenny has been keeping from the people who love her?

Kapuso gems Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo star in a chronicle of unwavering love that may either lead to a long-lasting happiness or an eternal heartbreak in Endless Love beginning tonight on GMA Telebabad.

"Jejemon", Eugene Domingo's New Kapuso Show

Indeed there is no stopping the Ka-pakyaw (Kapamilya, Kapuso and Kapatid) Queen Eugene Domingo. She is oftenly seen doing guestings in the Kapamilya network. She topbills the upcoming Kapatid show titled "Indaw Wanda". And now, Uge is set to do another project with the Kapuso network called "Jejemon".

Aside sa kanyang daily program na "Wachamakulit" at weekly program na "Comedy Bar," heto at may new program ulit ang GMA sa kanya, ang sitcom na "Jejemon."

Uge will be joined by Wendell Ramos, Jen�nica Garcia, and Gelli de Belen. Jejemon will be directed by Dominic Zapata of the highly rated Darna and Diva.

"Mahal ko kayong lahat!" - Justin Bieber

American teen hearththrob Justin Bieber made a special personal video to greet and thanks all his Filipino fans. Wow!

He said, "What�s up guys I just want to say to all my fans in Philippines thank you for all the support and Mahal kow kay-yong lahat!"

Watch the video here:

Kris Aquino Farewell Episode on The Buzz (Video)

In case you missed it, you can still catch a chance to watch the tearful and very much Kris Aquino like farewell episode of Kris Aquino on The Buzz.

Watch below:

Kris Aquino Says Goodbye to The Buzz - Part 1:

Kris Aquino Says Goodbye to The Buzz - Part 2:

"On my part, my marriage to James is over!" - Kris Aquino

Read here the transcript of Kris Aquino's interview on "The Buzz," early this evening, June 27, where she disclosed that she has given up on her marriage to basketball star James Yap.

BOY ABUNDA: Krissy, maraming tanong, maraming opinyon, speculations. This is your chance. We will listen. What do you have to say?

KRIS AQUINO: First, I'm sorry about Tuesday [engagement in Cebu]. For so long, ilang buwan naman na nagampanan ko ang lahat ng tungkulin ko, lahat ng responsibilidad sa trabaho at sa kampanya kahit na mayroon kaming pinagdadaanan sa tahanan namin. It was a sign of weakness on my part not to show up, and I'm sorry about that. I'm sorry that you had to be the one to answer because you felt uncomfortable making up an excuse.

About what we've been through, I think naman Boy hindi lahat sikreto sa inyong lahat, kung ano ang mga napagdaanan namin in our married life. I think also the whole Philippines is fully aware na when my mom was alive and ngayon, my siblings have tried to bridge whatever gaps -- and I mean gaps, marami na kasi. Tinry nila na tulungan kaming ayusin yung mga problema namin.
I have not sat down [with my siblings]...lahat through text -- kay ate, kay Pinky. Through phone, nakausap ko si Viel. Nagtext din kami ni Noy. Siyempre sila lahat, gusto nila sana maayos pa.

I just want to say na whatever decision I have come to, it's not a spur of the moment decision. Hindi ito nangyari na nagising lang ako isang araw at sinabi kong ayoko na. Matagal naming sinubukan. James and I both tried to really make this work.

On my part, what I'm comfortable saying is, with finality I can say, ako sumuko na.
Ang dami kong pinag-isipan kung paano ko maibabahagi sa lahat kung anong pinagdaanan namin without revealing anything painful. But there's no way of doing that.

Last night, mga 4 in the morning, hindi ako makatulog pa. Katabi ko si Baby James, and I think he had a bad dream kasi he started to cry in his sleep. And that's when it came to me, and I'm sure lahat ng mga nanay maiintindihan ako. Kung anuman ang dahilan why this marriage, on my part I'm saying, is over, the only person I will owe and explanation to, and the only person who can demand from me na bakit kayo naghiwalay, is my son.

And kagabi Boy, narealize ko, the worst thing I can do for Baby James is, when he's 7 or 8 years old and mahanap niya sa YouTube yung explanation kung bakit naghiwalay ang nanay at tatay niya. He deserves much more than that. He deserves to hear it only from me and only from James. Because in any separation, there are 2 sides to the story. And we owe it to him, James will owe it to him, that I will owe it to him to explain to him.

But I'm sure you will all understand me. My decision to keep quiet is not because on June 30 magiging presidente si Noy. My decision to keep quiet is because I asked myself 'Kapag inexplain ko kay Baby James, number one mauunawaan ba niya ako? Number 2, rerespetuhin pa ba niya ako? At number 3, mamahalin pa ba niya ako?' At nasagot ko naman kagabi na 'yes.' I know my son will understand me, will respect me and still love me. And I feel that he will love me more, respect me more, and value me more if I keep quiet today.

I know that will leave so many unanswered questions, but those questions, only Baby James deserves to hear the answers to. Siguro Boy, this is part of growing up. It's part of realizing that yes, I am public and I owe all of you an explanation, but apart from God, the only one I'm answerable to is kung di man mga kapatid ko eh ang anak ko.

So sana po, maiintindihan ninyo po ako na yung mga legal na aspeto ng pagsasama namin ni James, inuumpisahan na naming ayusin lahat yun. Kung anuman ang mga naging problema namin, kung anuman ang mga napag-awayan namin, kung anuman ang naganap sa tahanan namin, let it stay there. Because I'm doing this for my son, because he's only 3 years old and he really doesn't deserve na kung ano yung trials na pinagdaanan ng parents niya, kailangang ungkat-ungkatin at ulit-ulitin, wag na.

Kung this will mean na maraming hindi makakaintindi sa akin or sasabihin, ijujudge ako, then let it be. I don't mind. The world can judge me. I just want my son to be able to respect me and respect his father. Because at the end of the day, ang utang namin sa kanya. Kasi ang pinakamaaapektuhan ng pangyayaring ito ang anak ko. To a certain extent, of course, it will affect Josh but it's really Baby James who will really be affected.

And maybe, yung sinasabi ng mom ko sa akin parati na 'Krissy, love is bringing out the best in each other.' Maybe Baby James is really bringing out the best in me. And that's it, Boy. I really hope they understand that this is for my son.

BOY: Naiintindihan ko. Maraming salamat, Krissy.

Watch Kris Aquino talks about her separation with James Yap:

Hating Kapatid - Full Trailer

Catch here the full movie trailer of "Hating Kapatid" starring Judy Ann Santos and Sarah Geronimo.

PBB Teen Clash 2010 "Unite at the Big Night" Photos

The Teen Big 6

James Reid
- PBB Teen Big Winner

Ryan Bang - PBB 2nd Teen Big Placer

Fretzie Bercede - PBB 3rd Teen Big Placer

Devon Seron - PBB 4th Teen Big Placer

Ivan Dorschner - PBB 5th Teen Big Placer

Bret Jackson - PBB 6th Teen Big Placer

Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition" Soon on ABS-CBN

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During the PBB Teen Clash 2010 "Unite at the Big Night" presentation at the Ynares Sports Complex, the Kapamilya network announces its newest reality show "The Biggest Loser Philippines" debuting soon on Philippine television.

Watch the teaser here:

James Reid is PBB Teen Clash 2010 Teen Big Winner

James Reid, the 17-year-old Dashing Dude of Australia, was declared the Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Clash 2010 "Unite at the Big Night" held at the Ynares Sports Complex on Saturday night, June 28.

James got 18.70 percentage of total votes equivalent to 179,294 text votes. He received P1M, a Sony Vaio laptop, a 46" Sony LCD, a Crystal Clear Water franchise, an Asian tour for two to Hongkong, Thailand and Singapore and a P3M-worth condominium unit.

James was born and raised in Australia, and would often visit Manila with his dad for vacation until they finally decided to settle here a few years back.

James almost didn't make it to the top when one of his lungs collapsed. He was hospitalized but was able to go back to Big Brother's house before the 24-hour deadline. But having an admirable personality for not expecting to be part of the Big 6 more so being the Big Winner believing that the other housemates were more deserving, might be the key that makes Filipino fans vote for him.

Ryan Bang is PBB Teen Clash 2010 2nd Teen Big Placer

Ryan Bang or Bang Hyung Sung, the Simpatikong Leader of Korea, is the 2nd teen big winner of PBB Teen Clash 2010.

Ryan got 18.70 percentage of total votes equivalent to 169,797 text votes. He won P500,000 and a Sony Vaio laptop.

Ryan is this season�s resident comedian with his antics and accent. Though, there's two things which can make Ryan's tears roll- family and friends. On one event that the housemates spoke of their mothers, Ryan wasn�t able to hold his tears as he told his friends how much his mom sacrificed for him.

Ryan currently studies at an international school in the country.

Fretzie Bercede is PBB Teen Clash 2010 3rd Teen Big Placer

Fretzie Bercede, the Charming Angel of Cebu, is the 3rd teen big winner of PBB Teen Clash 2010.

Fretzie got 15.99 percentage of total votes equivalent to 145,176 text votes. She won P300,000 and a Sony Vaio laptop.

Fretzie is both charming and an angel, inside and outside the Pinoy Big Brother House. At that time that there was a P10,000 check that could be given to any recipient known by the housemates, Fretzie opted to give this amount to neighbors whom she felt needed the money more than her family did. Unfortunately, the Villa housemates did not win that specific task.