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Monday, November 29, 2010

"Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge" - 12 Celebrity Pairs Revealed!


"Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge" - the first ever reality Krismaserye on Philippine TV, will premiere on GMA-7 starting December 6, 2010 replacing Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown which will air its live grand finale on December 3, 2010.

12 pairs of celebrities will take on the fight and compete in various challenges and win for the 12 families and communities (1 for each pair). Over 5 million worth of prizes are at stake in the competition.

The show's official hosts, as announced in Showbiz Central yesterday, are Drew Arellano, Rhian Ramos, Vicky Morales and Richard Gutierrez.

Here are the 12 celebrity pairs:


1. Rocco Nacno and Kris Bernal

2. Ynna Asistio and Mark Herras



3. Heart Evangelista and Ervic Vijandre



4. Bianca King and Aljur Abrenica



5. Rachelle Ann Go and Kris Lawrence



6. Bubbles Paraiso and Benjie Paras

7. Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann

8. Sam Pinto and Paolo Contis

9. Mariz Umali and Raffy Tima

10. Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz

11. Gwenn Zamora and Fabio Ide

12. Jennica Garcia and Carl Guevarra


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lucy Torres Gomez Covers METRO Magazine December 2010 Issue


Lucy Torres-Gomez is METRO�s female style icon of the year.

A television host and congresswoman, Lucy Torres-Gomez is the epitome of politics and fashion combined. Hailed by METRO and StarStudio Magazines as the Female Style Icon of the year, Lucy is the perfect covergirl for METRO�s Celebrity Style issue dubbed as the biggest holiday issue ever.

On the gatefold cover is the Male Style Icon of the year Ely Buendia.

Other features inside this issue include �Metro�s Fantasy Ball�, �The Little Black Book: How to Throw a Great Party�, �Let It Shine: Chic Cocktail Dresses and Sensational Shimmery Makeup� and more!

Metro Magazine December 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.



'Star Factor Final 4' Battle For The Last Time on December 5 Live at Ynares Sports Arena

The Star Factor Final 4: (from left) Eula Caballero, Morisette Amon, Christian Samson, and Ritz Alzul.

On Sunday, December 5, the nation will witness the birth of the new teen star sensation as TV5 airs the grand finals of the first ever TV5's artista search "Star Factor" live at Ynares Sports Arena in Antipolo, Rizal.

3 girls and 1 guy comprises the Final 4 of Star Factor. They are:

Eula Caballero, 15, Cebu

Ritz Alzul, 16 , Pampanga

Morisette Amon, 14, Cebu

Christian Samson, 17, Bulacan

The grand winner will bring home at total cash prize of P1 million tax free, 1 million worth of management contract with Talent5, a 4-year college scholarship from AMA Education System and a house and lot from Moldex Realty.

Here's an excerpt of the interviews with the Final 4 during the press launched held at the Studio B of TV5 Complex in Novaliches yesterday, November 28:

Question: Ini-expect ba nilang makapasok sa Final 4?

Eula: As for me, sobrang surprised, and I never expected naman talaga. But I hoped na sana makapasok po sa Top 4 at manalo ako.

Ritz: Tulad po ni Eula, hindi ko po ini-expect, lalo na noong bottom na po akong talaga. Kasi, madalas po akong ma-bottom noon. Hindi ko po ini-expect kaya masaya po ako na napasama po ako.

Morisette: Ako rin po, hindi ko rin po nai-expect na mapapasama po ako sa Top 4. Kasi maraming magaganda, may talento.

Christian: Actually, ini-expect ko na po na mapapasama ako sa Top 4, pero hindi ko po ini-expect na ako lang po ang mag-isang lalaki.

Q: Kung hindi sila ang manalo sa Star Factor, sino ang choice nila?

Christian: Para sa akin po, kung hindi po ako ang mananalo, ang gusto ko pong manalo ay si Morisette. Kung titingnan po natin sa mga past episodes, siya po yung okay po ang ipinakita.

Morisette: Ako naman po, para sa akin, si Eula po. Kasi, from Day 1 po, she really did improve. May looks, may personality, and very, very good.

Eula: For me, I'll vote for Christian because I know that he got looks and talents. Sobrang mabait din po, kaya siya yung nakakuha ng vote ko.

Ritz: Tingin ko rin po, si Christian. Kasi, mula pa po noong umpisa, puro positive na po ang kino-comment sa kanya ng Starmakers [judges] and marami rin po siyang nahahatak na fans.

Q: After Star Factor, guaranteed na raw na magkakaroon ng TV show ang mga finalist. Kung mangyari ito, sino sa mga artista ng TV5 ang gusto nilang makasama?

Ritz: Gusto ko po sanang makasama si Ruffa Gutierrez pa rin po, kasi nag-e-enjoy na po akong kasama siya. And then, gusto ko pa pong maging ka-close siya. Kung sa leading man naman po, okey na rin po si JC de Vera.

Eula: Gusto ko pong maka-work is si Tita Anabelle Rama because she's like a mother to us. And maybe kung magka-work na kami, magiging bonded kami and I'll get to know her more as a Cebuana also. At sa leading man naman po, gusto ko rin si JC de Vera.

Morisette: Ako naman po, gusto ko pa rin po na sila [Star Factor finalists] pa rin ang makakasama ko sa mga projects ko because I've known them, and parang we've grown and we're very, very close na po.

Christian: Katulad po ni Morisette, gusto ko pong makasama sila ulit, ang kapwa Star Factor hopefuls ko, dahil para na po kaming magkakakapatid. Kung sa leading lady naman po, si Danita Paner po. Crush ko po kasi siya.

Q: Kay Christian, may mga nang-iintriga kung bakit siya ang naiwan sa male contestants at nakapasok sa final. May nagsasabing kung sa hitsura lang naman ang pag-uusapan ay mas guwapo ang ibang natanggal. Ano ang masasabi niya rito?

Christian: Nirerespeto ko po ang opinion ng ibang tao kaya ayos lang po sa akin yun. Pero siyempre, hindi ako papayag, guwapo ako!

Q: Paano nila idedepensa ang sarili kapag naikukumpara sila sa ibang produkto ng artista search ng ABS-CBN (Star Circle Quest) at GMA-7 (StarStruck)? Na kesyo malayong-malayo ang lamang ng mga produkto ng ibang artista search kumpara sa kanila?

Ritz: Hindi naman po. Para sa akin po, tine-train po kami bawat isa. Yun naman po ang maipaglalaban namin sa kanila. Per talent, like acting, dancing, itinuturo, pati po modeling.

Eula: Ako naman po, ang masasabi ko riyan, may K [karapatan] rin kami sa kanila. Every day nag-i-improve kami. We get to look better and better, may improvement kami physically at sa mga talents namin. And every day, we're getting ready for this industry. Sa anumang puwedeng harapin namin dito, I can say, handa na kami.

Morisette: I believe na kaya naman namin, and yung advantage namin is we're fresh, we're young, raw pa ang mga talents namin, kaya marami pa kaming in store to use for the future.

Christian: Ganoon din po ang sasabihin ko, na mas fresh nga po kami at bata pa po kami. Yun po ang advantage namin. At mas mahaba ang time na mati-train kami.

Star Factor is hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez, with Audie Gemora, Joey Reyes, Raymund Isaac, Ryan Cayabyab, and Annabelle Rama serving as Starmakers.


Venus Raj Covers MEGA Magazine December 2010 Issue


Miss Universe 2010 Fourth Runner-up, Ma. Venus Raj, is on the cover of MEGA Magazine December 2010 issue.

The December issue of MEGA also features the magazine�s annual list of the 10 Women to Watch. They are Andi Eigenman, Lovie Poe, Sassa Jimenez, Nicole Whisehunt, Vania Romoff, Sam Sadhwani, Pauleen Prieto, Maxine Syjuco, Olivia Claparols and covergirl Ma. Venus Raj.

MEGA Magazine December 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.


Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote - Starring Bong Revilla Jr. and Vic Sotto


"Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote" - a joint movie project of M-Zet Films, GMA Films, Octo Arts Films, Imus Productions and APT Productions stars the two of the biggest and blockbuster Kings in the country - Bong Revilla Jr. and Vic Sotto. With the astounding action stunts and extreme fantasy brought to us by Bong Revilla�s �Agimat� and the out-of-the-natural-world misadventures, Bosing�s �Enteng Kabisote� franchise had brought us � what else could the moviegoers ask for this Christmas?

This fantasy-action film also stars Barbie Forteza, Joshua Dionisio, Jake Vargas and child star Jillian Ward. Kapuso sexy starlets Sam Pinto and Gwen Zamora are also part of this movie as Agimat and Enteng Kabisote's leading ladies. Sam Pinto takes the character intended for Toni Gonzaga and Gwen Zamora is the new Faye replacing Kristine Hermosa.

Directed by Tony Y. Reyes, "Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote" is showing starting this Christmas as one of the 8 official movie entries of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote - Trailer:




Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid's Pre-Wedding Special on Sunday, December 5


GMA-7's Sunday party show Party Pilipinas will be celebrating the Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez pre-wedding special called "Shower Party Pilipinas" this coming Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Watch the teaser here:




"Star Circle Kid Quest", ABS-CBN's Search for the Next Kiddie Superstar Premieres This December


ABS-CBN brings back its search for the next kiddie superstar via Star Circle Kid Quest.

The search, which will be hosted by KC Concepcion will start on December 4 after Wansapanataym.

Hit kid stars of today like Nash Aguas, Quintin Allianza, Bugoy Carino are amongst the winners of the previous Grand Kid Questor.

See teaser below:




Jessy Mendiola is "Sabel"


Following the footsteps of Erich Gonzales, Empress Shuck and Shaina Magdayao, another Kapamilya uprising star Jessy Mendiola will lead in her first adult-themed teleserye on ABS-CBN titled "Sabel".

"Sabel" is a TV adaptation of the classic 1981 movie "Bata Pa Si Sabel" from Regal Films which launched the career of Snooky Serna.


Jessy�s leading men in "Sabel" are AJ Perez and former GMA Artist Center talent Joseph Marco reprising the roles of Albert Martinez and Joel Alano in the Joey Gosiengfiao film.

In support roles are Tonton Gutierrez, Glydel Mercado, Rita Avila and Raymond Bagatsing.


"Sabel" is set to premiere on December 6 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida before TV Patrol.

Sabel - Teaser Trailers:






"Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown" Reveals Big Twist


An explosive live finale awaits viewers on December 3, for Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown.

And as the finale - where the top 3 and eventually the first ever Celebrity Sole Survivor will be announced - draws near, Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown will give viewers a glimpse of Camp Life Uncut and more in a series of specials leading to the big day.

Last Friday's episode was a recap of the three-month ordeal and excitement that is Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown. from the mock presscon at the hotel to the tribal council that, as the dust settled, left the Final Four.

This Monday, get a peek of "Camp Life Uncut," featuring the funny, annoying and entertaining antics of the tribe members. Relive the moments when Mama Elma Muros seemed to come undone, the clashes: Doc Ferdz Recio vs. Buhawi Meneses, Jon Hall vs. Moi Marcampo, Jon vs. Ahron Villena, Ahron vs. Ian Batherson, and, of course, the epic Jon vs. Michelle Madrigal. Also, re-discover Pretty Trisza's so-called "gamol" ways and, perhaps, decide once and for all if Karen delos Reyes should pose for FHM.

Tuesday is action-packed SURVIVOR day. Catch some of the toughest challenges and most awe-inspiring feats of the season: Aira Bermudez's and Elma's acrobatic stunts during the Ungguyan Challenge, the production numbers in the That's Entertainment Challenge! and the nerve-wracking Itaas Ang Kamay Challenge with Akihiro, Solenn and Ervic.

On Wednesday, get on the "Road to Final 4." How did Akihiro, Aubrey, Ervic and Solenn reach the Final 4? Analyze the strategies, alliances and defining moves that helped them come even closer to the coveted P3 million peso prize (that comes tax free!). What else do they plan to do to become the first ever Sole Celebrity Survivor?

And finally, a day before the much-awaited live finale, relive the most memorable showdowns and encounters on the tribal council with host Richard Gutierrez. Look back at the tension-filled ouster of Doc Ferdz; the nerve-wracking double elimination that saw Ian and Mico say goodbye to the game; Ervic's emotional plea; Jon's grand gesture of giving his immunity bracelet to his girlfriend Michelle; the blindside that took Aira out of the game; and the shocking Final Tribal Council.

The live finale awaits. Who will outwit, outplay, outshine on primetime? Who will become the first ever Sole Celebrity Survivor?

Catch the finale week of Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown, after 24 Oras, on GMA-7.


Kokey@Ako Airs Final Episodes This Week


They are yet to take their final bow this week but as early as now, the cast of ABS-CBN's fantaserye Kokey@Ako is already missing the show, which became part of their daily routine for one whole season.

"I will surely miss Direk Wenn, Direk Ricky, Melason, and everybody I've worked with because I enjoyed their company during shoot, during standy time in the dressing room while waiting for our next take. I will also miss portraying Jackie because her character is very natural and very real," said the Ultimate Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga.

If Toni will miss the people behind the show, her co-star Vhong Navarro, on the other hand, will miss their playtime and bonding in between takes.

"I will definitely miss the fun moments, exchanging jokes, imitating Kokey and Kekay, as well as the adlibs and punchlines we blurt out during takes," said the Prince of Comedy.

Meanwhile, the show made a different impact on reel and real life couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco as they recalled valuable lessons learned from fellow actors on set.

"I learned to respect every individual, be it human or alien because he is created by God. Also, I learned to love my job more because if you love your job, you wont get tired of it," shared Melai.

"I learned to become more professional because Kuya Vhong and Ate Toni set such good examples. Even though they are big stars already, you wont see them complaining about work. They study the script, the character, and listen very well to the instructions being given by our directors," explained Jason.

Everyone must definitely watch the finale week of Kokey@Ako especially after much kept secrets have already been revealed - Belat's true identity and Lois' disguise as Princess.

As the real Bruce returns, who will win over Jackie's heart? The guy she has always loved or the guy she has learned to love?

Meanwhile, the kukurikabukan forces get even stronger which puts Kekay into much peril. How will Kokey protect his younger sister? Will the aliens finally invade planet Earth? Will Jackie's family ever be reunited?

Don't miss the finale week of Kokey@Ako airing before TV Patrol on ABS-CBN.


Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, 'Frenemies' On Cam, Best of Friends Off Cam


Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes may be �frenemies� - friends and enemies - in the high-rating series �Mara Clara� but both have revealed that they are the best of friends off cam.

Mag-best friends po kami ni Julia kahit noong �Goin Bulilit days pa po naming kaya masayang-masaya po ako na katrabaho ko pa rin po siya ngayon,� Kathryn shared.

Hindi naman po mahirap kapag ka may mga scene na magaaway kami kasi alam naman po naming pareho na trabaho lang po iyon, hindi po maapaketuhan ang friendship namin,� Julia expressed.

Though best friends in real life, Kathryn and Julia effectively portray their characters.

The two mentioned that the �Mara Clara� series have strengthened their friendship all the more even if they have to slap each other�s faces on cam.

Don�t miss the anticipated clash of Mara and Clara in �Mara Clara�, weeknights after Noah on Primetime Bida on ABS-CBN.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Father Jejemon" Movie Trailer and Poster - Starring Dolphy


The King of Comedy - Dolphy stars in his new Metro Manila Film Festival movie entry titled "Father Jejemon".

Also starring in the movie produced by Dolphy-owned movie outfit RVQ Productions are veteran actress Cherrie Gil and young kapamilya actress Maja Salvador with Efren Reyes, Tony Mabesa, Nash Aguas and Roy Alvarez.

Introducing in the film are Ejay Falcon, Rhap Salazar, Moymoy Palaboy and Roadfill.

Directed by Frank Gray, Jr., Father Jejemon opens in theaters starting Christmas Day.

Father Jejemon - Movie Trailer:




Regine Velasquez' "Fantasy" Album Cover and Tracklist Revealed!


Universal Records and Regine Velasquez recently revealed the Asia's Songbird's latest album called "Fantasy".

"Fantasy", Regine's follow-up to her hit 2008's Platinum-certified "Low Key" album, is a 2CD album containing 22 tracks.

Disc 1 contains All-original OPM compositions from Ogie Alcasid, Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar, Nyoy Volante, Isabela Ledesma, Janno Gibbs, Robin Nievera and many more.

Disc 2 consists of revivals that are most requested in Regine's concerts here and abroad. Songs by Eagles, America, Madonna, Gerard Kenny, Clair Marlo, Paul Davis, Heart, Five For Fighting, Lifehouse and more!

"Fantasy" also comes in two different cover artworks. First version is the black and white edition cover, which contains black and white images plus ten free black and white Regine postcards. The second version is the colored edition which also has ten free colored Regine postcards inside the album.

Tracklist:

DISC 1

1. You Don't Know
2. Been Waiting
3. Always
4. This Time
5. True Romance
6. Sana'y Laging Ganito
7. OK Lang Ako
8. Fairy Tale
9. Smile
10. The Funny One (Ogie's Theme)
11. S.M.I.L.E. (Operation Smile Theme)
12. Walang Iba (Diva Theme)

DISC 2

1. Fantasy
2. All My Life
3. I Go Crazy
4. What About Love
5. Papa Don't Preach
6. You And Me
7. Without Me
8. Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop
9. Love Will Keep Us Alive
10. Dying


Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Together in a Valentine Concert Called "What Love Is"



Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo team up for the first time in a Valentine concert titled "What Love Is" on February 12, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Quezon City.

Who will outdo who in this meeting of two giants in the music industry? Who will elicit the loudest shrieks, the greater applause? Who will send more hearts a-flutter just a few days before the season of hearts - the suave balladeer or the pop princess?

The concert, produced by Viva Concerts, will settle the issue once and for all.

Tickets are available at P4,000 (Patron A), P3,500 (Patron B), P3,500 (Lower Box), P1,500 (Upper Box A), P1,000 (Upper Box B) and P400 (General Admission).

For ticket inquiries please call 687-7236 or ticketnet AT 911-5555.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Charice Ranks 7th Among the Best Guest Stars of 'Glee'; Fil-Am Darren Criss Tops the List


Popular US celebrity website Entertainment Weekly (EW) ranked Filipina singing sensation Charice as the seventh �Best Guest Star� on the phenomenal Fox TV show �Glee.�

In the �'Glee': Ranking the Best Guest Stars� article, which counts down the top 15 appearances on the show since its first season, Charice ranked higher than some of music�s finest, such as Britney Spears (9th), Josh Groban (11th), Eve (13th) and Olivia Newton-John (15th).

Charice, who is said to appear in 10 episodes, plays Sunshine Corazon, a Filipina exchange student. She first appeared on the show�s second season pilot episode.

EW said the following about the 18-year old David Foster and Oprah prodigy:

The tiny powerhouse is perhaps the one age-appropriate rival who makes Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) nervous (which is why Dame Berry sent her to a crack house instead of the choir room). As exchange student Sunshine Corazon, she added another ballad to the New Directions repertoire with a powerful version of 'Listen' that was so impressive, it caused Vocal Adrenaline to snatch her up before her first McKinley practice.

�Glee� is already past eight episodes, but Charice�s much-anticipated next appearance remains a top secret. Even so, speculations spawned that the young diva might belt out the Celine Dion classic �Because You Loved Me� in a forthcoming episode.

Occupying the number one spot on EW�s list is another artist with Filipino blood, the newly signed up �Glee� cast member, Darren Criss.

The half-Filipino, half-Irish �Potter Musical� YouTube wonder was described as �the most anticipated guest star� on the show, playing an openly gay student from Dalton Academy, Blaine.

Although his role is being raved about - �a mentor and possible love interest for Kurt (Chris Colfer)" - EW cited, �his rendition of Katy Perry's �Teenage Dream� - which is currently smashing sales records - would make anyone weak in the knees.�


Robin Padilla After 10 Failed Marriages: "Sobrang naniniwala kasi ako sa pag-ibig!"


Showbiznest just attended Robin Padilla's "Star Studio Plus: IDOL" Bookazine grand presscon at Via Mare Oyster Bar in Power Plant Mall, Rockwell.

Robin, at 41, is still oozing with charisma - one trait that made him a lady's man until now. The "Idol" of Philippine showbiz was at his good mood, greeted all the Kapamilya, Kapuso and Kapatid, and gamely answers all the questions thrown by invited press. He even raffled off one motorcycle for the press. Idol!

Here's the excerpts of his interview:

On Star Studio Plus IDOL Bookazine. "Galing po ang concept kay Mr. Lopez (Gabby Lopez, ABS-CBN Chairman and CEO). Nag-meet po kame sa isang coffee shop sa isang lugar malapit sa condo ko. Dito po mababasa ninyo at makikita ang mga pinagdaaanan ko. Malalaman nyo din na hindi dahil anak ako ng dating Gobernador eh lumaki ako sa luho. Makikita po ninyo dito ang pinagdaanan ng isang Robin Padilla. Hangad ko lang na may mapulot kayong aral sa buhay ko."

On being tagged as Idol: "Yung tawagin ka pong Idol ay talaga namang nakakakilabot. Nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga taong hanggang ngayon ay nagtitiwala pa din sa akin."

On his 15 serious relationships (10 of which ended in marriage and divorce) : "Sira ulo kasi ako pag inlove. Wala naman akong pinagsisisihan dun. Lahat naman sila minahal ko ng totoo. Sobra lang talaga akong naniniwala sa pag-ibig. Pero ngayon masasabi kong masayang masaya ako sa aking bagong pag-ibig."

On his major regret in life: "'Di naman pagkakamali pero yung pinagsisisihan ko talaga eh nung nag-droga ako. Ngayon naiisip ko na sana 'di ko ginawa yun."

On his latest India trip with wife Mariel Rodriguez: "Marami po kameng mga lugar na pinuntahan ngayon. Syempre mas mahal ko po ang ating bayang Pilipinas, pero napakaganda di po ng India."

On his relationship with Mariel: "Ako po kse ay napakaselosong tao. Ibig pong sabihin nun, hanggang mayroong selos, umiigting pa po ang pagmamahal. Si Mariel po ay talaga namang pinipilit maging mabuting maybahay. Pinagtitimpla nya ako ng kape kahit minsan eh sobrang tamis sa asukal. Kahit antok na antok na yun, pinipilit pa rin nyang gumising at makinig sa mga sinasabi ko. Minsan sinasampal pa nya ang sarili nya wag lang akong tulugan. Talaga namang napaka-mapagmahal na asawa."

On their plan to have a child: "Lahat naman po ng nag-aasawa eh gustong magkaanak. Pero suwerte nga ni Mariel instant mommy agad sya sa apat na bata."

On their church wedding: "Dapat nga po ngayong December na yun pero dahil nga po sa maraming pangayayari, 'di na umabot. So plano po naming gawin yung early next week. Baka po January."

On his daughters Queenie and Kylie: "Kasama po nila ako magmula nung dumating ako last November 20. Sinorpresa pa nila ako nung isang araw. Ngayon ang tanging gusto kong gawin eh makasama at mapasaya ko yung mga anak ko."

On Queenie and her rumored-boyfriend Ejay Falcon: "Nagugulat nga po ako nung nagsho-shooting kame ng pelikula. Ang hirap pala at nakakaasiwa pag yung anak mong babae eh nakita mong nakakandong sa lalake habang nakaharap at kausap mo sila. Pero hinde naman sila pa. Sana naman hinde. Mga bata pa sila. Gusto kong pagbutihin muna nila ang mga career nila."

On her latest movie with Mariel: "Nung naglabas ang Star Studio ng magazine nila na nag-feature sa mga litrato namin ni Mariel sa India, pinatawag kame ng konsulado ng India dito sa Maynila at natuwa naman sila na marami akong alam sa kultura nila kaya binigyan kame ng permit na mag-shooting kahit saang lugay sa India. Nag-shoot kme sa India kasama si Mariel at yung ibang staff. Bale kme ni Mariel ang adult loveteam dito at si Queenie at Ejay naman yung batang loveteam. Sa sobrang dami ng magagandang lugar sa India medyo sumobra kame sa mga nakuhanan. Problema ngayon ng editor kung paano pagkakasyahin yung lahat ng na-shoot namin sa isang oras at kalahati. Baka nga hinde na kame umabot sa January playdate dahil nga ang hirap i-edit ng pelikula. Yung ibang shoot na flashback scene ni Mariel eh dito gagawin sa Manila."

On Willie Revillame and Mariel's rumored transfer to TV5's Willing Willie: "Wala po kameng tampuhan ni Willie. Lalake po kame at 'di naman bagay sa amin ang magtampuhan. Kung lilipat po si Mariel eh depende po sa kanya yan. Pero kung mangyayari man po 'yun eh dapat may basbas ng ABS-CBN."

On his stand about reproductive health and condom (he is currently endorsing trust condom): "Kasundo ko na po ang santo Papa sa pag-e-endorso ng condom. Heheheh. Aminin naman na po natin na dati Thailand ang nangungunang bansa pag pinag-uusapang ang AIDS. Pero ngayon, Pilipinas na."

On political tandem with Manny Pacquiao: "Malaki ang paghanga ko kay Manny Pacquiao. Alam kong hinde sya mangungurakot dahil nga sa masyado na syang maraming pera. Pero yung pulitika po eh hinde para sa akin. Puwede naman po akong mag public service pero hinde ang pasukin ang pulitika."


Willie Revillame Fires Back at ABS-CBN: "Bakit ba kayo galit na galit sa akin? Wala akong ginawang masama sa inyo."


Willie Revillame, former host of the defunct ABS-CBN show "Wowowee" speaks about the new case filed against him, TV5 and his production outfit WilProductions, Inc. by his former TV network ABS-CBN.

The Kapamilya network filed a P127 Million copyright infringement case before the Regional Trial Court of Makati on November 24 (see related story HERE).

In last night's episode of Willing Willie, his new show on TV5, Willie expressed his sadness and said he can't help but wonder why ABS-CBN keeps on filing law suits against him despite his willingness to reconcile with them.

Read below his full statement:

Ang ABS-CBN, idinemanda na naman ako. Nag-file po sila sa Makati naman, pagkatapos ng Quezon City.

"Palagay ko, iikutin nila ang buong Pilipinas para makasuhan lang ako.

"Ganyan po ang nakikita ko diyan. Hindi nila ako titigilan. Kasi po, ang kontrata ko sa kanila, dapat hanggang September 2011.

"E, sabi po nila sa akin, hindi na raw ako gusto ng mga tao.

"Sasabihin ko na po ang totoo, hindi ako nagsasalita...July 31 po, dapat babalik na ako at alam po 'yan ng Panginoong Diyos.

"Nakaharap diyan si Ma'am Charo [Santos], ang presidente ng ABS. Si Direk Bobot Mortiz; ang dati kong manager, si Miss Arlene de Castro; at si Miss Linggit Tan.

"Babalik na po ako ng July 31, ang Wowowee.

"After ng meeting ko with Ma'am Charo, umuwi na po ako ng bahay ko. Kasama ko na po ang staff ng Wowowee at kung ano na po ang plano na ibalik.

"After po niyan, isang linggo, tinawagan po ako ni Miss Linggit Tan, at ang sabi niya, 'Mag-usap tayo.'

"Ang sabi po niya sa akin, 'Nang malaman ng mga tao na babalik ka na, marami ang nag-email. Ayaw kang pabalikin.'

"So, binibigyan ako ng isang araw na show, once a week."

"Ngayon po, nag-file na naman sila. Ang sabi nila ngayon, ginagaya raw namin ang Wowowee.

"Sino po ba ang Wowowee? Sino po ba ang nag-iisip sa Wowowee?

"Pag may problema ang ABS... sa 'Wilyonaryo,' nagkaroon ng technical glitch, ang technical staff ang nagkaproblema, sino ba ang inihaharap nila sa mga tao? Di po ba ako ang humaharap sa inyo?

"Nagkaroon po ng stampede [sa ULTRA ], 71 dead people...

"Sasabihin ko na po... Kinikimkim ko ito, kaya lang, ayaw nila akong tigilan. May respeto pa rin ako sa kanila.

"Sino po ba ang dumadalaw sa burol gabi-gabi? Nagbibigay ng sariling pera? Ako rin po.

"Alam po 'yan ni Ma'am Charo, pero hindi ko ipinagkakalat 'yan.

"Sinasabi ko na po ito lahat para malaman ninyo ang totoo. Kasi po, ayaw nila akong tigilan.

"Hindi naman po ako ang matatalo dito, e, kayo po. Dahil kayo ang binibigyan namin ng saya dito. Meron na po tayong isang buwan.

"Maraming salamat po kay Mr. Manny Pangilinan, ang president of TV5, kay Atty. Rey Espinosa, and of course, Boss Bobby Barreiro," pagbanggit ni Willie sa top executives ng Kapatid network.

"Alam n'yo po, sa Tuesday po (November 30), meron kaming hearing. Pupunta po kami doon, kasama ko ang staff, ang dancers at ang crew namin. Pupunta kami sa Makati. Kung gusto n'yo akong samahan, samahan n'yo ako. Ipaglaban natin ang programang ito. Alas-diyes po 'yon, mga alas-otso, magkita-kita tayo doon. Sa lahat po ng nagmamahal sa programa, ipaglaban natin ito. Kapag na-TRO tayo, hihinto ang programa. Wala nang magbibigay-saya sa inyo.

"Simple lang, pati po ang pagbati ko sa inyo, bawal. Pati ang shot ng camera, bawal. Ginagaya raw namin.

"Bakit ba kayo galit na galit sa akin? Wala akong ginawang masama sa inyo, ABS.

"Ngayon, ang pakiusap po namin, ipagdasal n'yo po kami. Hindi naman po akin ang programang ito, para po sa inyo ito. So, magsama-sama po tayo sa Martes.

"Ako, hindi nahihiya. Pero this time, lumaban na tayo. Iba na po ang purpose nila, ang pahirapan ako. Huwag na akong lumabas, maghirap ako sa buhay."

"Marami po akong pinag-aaral at tinutulungan na tao. Huwag naman ganyan ABS. Nagsilbi naman ako sa inyo. Nirerespeto ko naman kayo.

"Hangga't pumunta ako ng TV5, nagpasalamat ako kina Mr. Gabby Lopez, kay Ma'am Charo.

"Hindi n'yo na ako gusto diyan. Ang sabi n'yo sa akin, kasi wala nang gustong tumanggap sa akin. May isang tahanan na TV5 na tumanggap sa akin.

"Malaki rin naman ang utang na loob ko sa inyo at kumita rin naman kayo sa programang Wowowee. Hindi ako papayag na mahinto ang Willing Willie.

"Kapag nahinto, magso-show kami diyan sa labas. Diyan tayo magsama-sama, kahit walang telebisyon!"

Meanwhile, on his facebook account, Atty. Ray C. Espino, TV5 President, publicly announced his stand on this new case filed by ABS-CBN against TV5 and Willie Revillame. He said, "THE BATTLE FOR WILLIE CONTINUES. NOW COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT RAW. HALLER!!! DIDN'T THE SUPREME COURT DECIDE WAY BACK IN 1999 THAT "THE FORMAT OF A SHOW IS NOT COPYRIGHTABLE" AND THAT "COPYRIGHT DOES NOT EXTENT TO THE GENERAL CONCEPT OR FORMAT" OF A SHOW. MORE IMPORTANT, WILLING WILLIE IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM WOWOWEE. IT'S INCREDIBLE THAT EVEN THE SEGMENT OF DJ COKI IS BEING QUESTIONED!!! HOW DESPERATE."



ABS-CBN Claims Willie Revillame Plagiarized 'Wowowee' in 'Willing Willie"; Files P127 Million Copyright Infringement Case




In yet another twist in the exchange of court cases between ABS-CBN and its former talent, Willie Revillame, the network filed a P127 Million copyright infringement case versus Revillame, his production outfit (WilProductions, Inc.) and ABC 5 (now known as TV5) before the Regional Trial Court of Makati on November 24.

In a 33-page complaint, ABS-CBN claimed that Revillame and his co-defendants unlawfully infringed on ABS-CBN�s copyright over its show, Wowowee, citing section 172.2(l) of the Intellectual Property Code (IP Code). ABS-CBN stated that as the producer of Wowowee, it is the legal owner of a valid and subsisting copyright over each and every one of the Wowowee episodes and is thus entitled to protection against those who steal its work.

ABS-CBN alleged that Revillame's new show Willing Willie on TV5 is so closely similar to Wowowee leaving no doubt that Revillame and the other defendants deliberately and intentionally imitated Wowowee to steal the goodwill that Wowowee has built over the past 5 years of airing in ABS-CBN.

ABS-CBN claimed that despite the new show and segment titles, Willing Willie is undeniably a copycat of Wowowee. Among the acts of plagiarism listed in the complaint are: (1) Willing Willie�s opening song and/or dance number led by its host; (2) Wowowee�s �BIGA-TEN� versus Willing Willie�s �Big Time Ka�; (3) Wowowee�s �Willie of Fortune� versus Willing Willie�s �Willtime Bigtime,� which contain portions where the contestants tell their personal stories and showcase their talents before they play a singing and/or trivia game; (4) the dancers/characters of Wowowee are also appearing in Willing Willie, most notable of whom is April �Congratulations� Gustilo; and (5) the set design, stage, studio viewers� seats lay-out, lighting and camera angles of Willing Willie are also strikingly similar to Wowowee.

ABS-CBN alleged that ABC�s act of broadcasting of the infringing work Willing Willie has caused and continues to cause irreparable damage to ABS-CBN. WilProductions, Inc. meanwhile produces the show and is also liable, according to ABS-CBN. Also included as defendant is ABC President Ray Espinosa.

Aside from seeking an award of damages in the amount of more than P127 Million, ABS-CBN also seeks for the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and/or a Writ of Injunction to restrain Revillame, ABC and their other co-defendants from further producing and airing the infringing show Willing-Willie.

ABS-CBN claimed that this is a serious act of plagiarism, and observed that the theft of intellectual property has recently come to the fore in this country.


AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings November 22 - 23: "Imortal Leads Rating; Bantatay Leads GMA Primetime Shows"



Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the People/Individual Ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on November 22 - 23, 2010:

November 22, Monday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.2%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 7.5%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 7%
4. Little Star (GMA-7) - 5.2%
5. Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) / Kapamilya Blockbusters: Shake, Rattle & Roll X (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
6. Alyna (ABS-CBN) / Down With Love (ABS-CBN) - 5%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Anting-Anting (GMA-7) - 4.9%
8. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 4.7%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Face To Face (TV5) - 3.9%
10. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%

Primetime:
1. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
2. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 12%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.7%
4. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 11.6%
5. Willing Willie (TV5) / Grazilda (GMA-7) - 11%
6. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
7. Press It Win It! (GMA-7) / Noah (ABS-CBN) - 10%
8. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) / Beauty Queen (GMA-7) - 9.8%
9. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%
10. Kristine (ABS-CBN) - 7.8%

November 23, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.4%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 7.6%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 6.7%
4. Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) - 5.6%
5. Down With Love (ABS-CBN) - 5.5%
6. Little Star (GMA-7) - 5.3%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
8. Kapuso Movie Festival: Kulimlim (GMA-7) - 4.9%
9. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 4.7%
10. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%

Primetime:
1. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
2. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 12.4%
3. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Grazilda (GMA-7) - 11.4%
5. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 11.3%
6. Willing Willie (TV5) - 9.9%
7. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
8. Beauty Queen (GMA-7) - 9.4%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
10. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) / Kristine (ABS-CBN) - 8.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen


Pursuits Journal - SunPiology 2011


Dubbed as "Pursuits Journal", SunPIOLOgy 2011 banners the theme of environment conservation with captivating snapshots of nature's 4 elements - air, fire, earth and water in different forms and shapes, all taken by Piolo Pascual. In between months, one can learn how to be green crusaders through useful tips and lessons.The journal will be launched to the public via a twin-bill benefit exhibit happening one after the other on November 25th at the Eastwood Mall in QC at 2pm.

View sample pages HERE.

For more information and the video plug from Piolo, please visit http://www.sunpiology.com


'Shoutout' Premieres November 29 Before 'Kokey'

ABS-CBN will be launching "Shoutout" - a youth-oriented show featuring the Kapamilya network�s teen stars from Monday to Friday beginning November 29, at 5:15 p.m.

Shoutout is hosted by Erich Gonzales, Empress Schuck, Enrique Gil, Sam Concepcion, Robi Domingo, Arron Villaflor and Enchong Dee.

The format must have been inspired by German �Kuya Germs� Moreno�s long-defunct That�s Entertainment show on GMA-7 where the likes of Lea Salonga, Rachel Alejandro, Manilyn Reynes and many of today�s popular stars have had their baptism of TV-hosting. Like That�s, Shoutout will feature a different set of hosts every weekday, with all of them present on Friday.

In That�s, the teen hosts were divided into the Monday Group, Tuesday Group, Wednesday group, so on and so forth. In Shoutout, they are called:

Monderrifics (for Monday) � Ryan Bang, Jenny Kim, Julia Montes, Ann Li, Tippy Dos Santos, Martin del Rosario, Aria Clemente, Makisig Morales and Rhap Salazar.



Tuesdelicious (Tuesday) � James Reid, Devon Seron, 3AM (James Torres, Mica Caldito and Kyle Amor), Imelda Schweighart, Emmanuel Vera, Inno Martin and Piero Vergara.



Miyerkulitz (Wednesday) � Bret Jackson, Fretzie Bercede, Miles Ocampo, Jane Oineza, Mikylla Ramirez, Kathryn Bernardo, John Manalo, Paul Silos and Sue Dodd.



Friends-Thurs (Thursday) � Ivan Dorschner, Trisha Santos, Nel Gomez, Young JV, Jaco Benin, Benjamin de Guzman, Anna Bianca Casado, Yen Santos and Linn Oeymo.


On Friday, the four batches are all accounted for to hang out and perform with special guests.

Watch the teaser here:




'StarStudio Plus: IDOL' Captures Robin Padilla�s One-of-a-Kind Journey


With a life that has fascinated millions from his breakthrough starrer Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay in 1989, Robin Padilla has cemented his status as one of the most indelible icons and recognizable idols of all time. At his peak, Robin was christened by the entertainment press as the �lalaking Nora Aunor� because of the kind of mania that accompanied his phenomenal rise. And in Robin�s case, it seems that the public never tires of learning more about the man.

ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. addresses that clamor with the launch of the first ever issue of StarStudio Plus, a brand extension of the popular monthly magazine StarStudio. StarStudio Plus: IDOL is divided into three sections�Robin Padilla�s past, his present and the future. No less than a team of investigative journalists and a slew of talented lifestyle writers have joined forces and genius to come up with a descriptive, easy-to-digest yet compelling portrait of the star.

Each account is supported by beautiful, throbbing photographs captured by master lensman Jun de Leon, one of the star�s earliest mentors and a friend of long standing.


Learn about Robin�s growing up years with a gang of rowdy brothers, a nurturing mother and a father whom he openly worshipped. One vivid memory of Robin�s past was the assassination of his father, the late Governor Casimiro �Roy� Padilla Sr. in 1988 when the boy who would be known as local showbiz�s Bad Boy was nearing 19. �Ako po ay nakatayo sa labas ng bahay po,� goes Robin�s recollection. �Dumating si Junior, �yong pinsan ko. Sabi n�ya, ��Tol, �wag ka mabibigla, si Papa mo binaril, patay. Napaupo ako doon sa sidewalk, ang tagal-tagal kong nakaupo do�n. Parang hindi totoo.�

Unravel never-before-published anecdotes about Robin�s entry into the scene at a time when the biz was lorded over by the so-called matinee idols. The image of an action hero clad in leather jackets, cowboy�s hats, and berets, with greased hair and boots was soon being copied by teenage boys. Robin�s success surprised even he himself. �Hindi ko pinangarap ang stardom. Pang-pogi �yon. Akala ko, hanggang kontrabida lang ako sa pelikula at gagawa ng mga fight scenes.�

Never has Robin Padilla�s confessions been so revealing than the ones documented in the pages of StarStudio Plus: IDOL. The star remembers the reel-life persona spilling over into real life. �Ayoko nang makulong ulit,� he says of the prison years. �Kailangan alam mo ang batas. Ang batas po kasi natin, pang-sira ulo. Ang batas natin, may pinipili, kaya kapag hindi mo alam ang batas, kawawa ka.�


But what is a Robin Padilla tome without a section dedicated to the star�s colorful, checkered love life? And if your knowledge of it dates back to his romance and marriage to Leizel Sicangco, StarStudio Plus: IDOL offers exclusive information on the women who got involved with this showbiz Casanova other than the ones that reached the press. Other sections of this special edition bookazine explores other facets of Robin�s present and future: the road to Islam, his special father-and-son bonding moments with youngest child and only son Alih, the marriage to Mariel Rodriguez and how Robin hopes to be remembered. �Gusto kong maging aral ang buhay ko. Balang araw, kapag nabanggit ang pangalan ko, sana masabi nila, �Ito ang ginawa niya.� Para kapag napagkuwentuhan ka naman, may aral na mapulot.�

Packed in 104 pages, StarStudio Plus: IDOL is a searing yet enjoyable account of one man�s continuing journey made even more palatable by photographs taken by Jun de Leon from India to Camarines Norte side by side milestone photos he has taken of Robin through the last twenty years and more snaps from the personal library of the actor.

This is simply Robin Padilla as you�ve never witnessed before.

Star Studio Plus: IDOL out now at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.


Richard Herrera Covers Men's Health Philippines December 2010 Issue


31-year-old model Richard Herrera is on the cover of Men�s Health Philippines.

Rich, together with his buddy Richard Hardin, represent the Philippines in the ongoing Amazing Race Asia Season 4. They are currently in the final 3 racing for the title against teams from Indonesia and Singapore.

Rich sees joining The Amazing Race Asia as a way to prove himself. �I�m a born winner and my partner Rich (Hardin) is a born second-placer. Thought it would be nice to take his sorry ass to the top at least once and give him that first taste of victory he�s been longing for.�

Herrera has appeared in various tv commercials in the Philippines. He was also a cosmo hunk and ramped in various fashion shows and even tried acting once.

Men's Health Philippines Magazine December 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.


ASAP XV Live in Baguio City This Sunday


In celebration of its� 15th Year anniversary, ASAP XV pumps up XV � Power to full momentum as the All-Star gang heads up to the beautiful City of Pines � Baguio City!

Philippine television�s undisputed Sunday celebration � ASAP XV, fires up Northern Luzon with non-stop blazing performances from your biggest Kapamilya stars.


PINOY XMAS AT ITS BEST!


Ultimate Pinoy Christmas comes your way from the ASAP Music Icons, ASAP Champions, Martin Nievera, Zsazsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo, Billy Crawford, and Gary Valenciano plus the whole ASAP Kapamilya.

The Christmas spirit fills the air with a special holiday gift from the one and only ASAP Asiansation Christian Bautista and fast-rising next Female Pop Superstar hopefuls -The Starpower 12.


BIG, BIG PARTY CELEBRATION


ASAP Sessionistas bring the best of Manila sound up north. Get ready as the country�s Premiere Sessionistas waft one unmatched musical jamming session.

Be blown away with a knockout Supahdance extravaganza from the hottest Philippine dance crews, Amplified Hiphop, Boyz Unlimited, XB Gensan and G-Force with the ultimate dance hits. Back to back with our very own ASAP Supahdance Icons Billy Crawford, Maja Salvador, Iya Villiania, Shaina Magdayao and Cristine Reyes.

Biggest teen inavasion from the country�s biggest Kapamilya teen stars led by the The Giggerboys, PBB Teens, Enchong Dee, Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu.

Be serenaded by the country�s Ultimate Hearthrobs John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual. Back to back with an all-out kilig performance from the brightest loveteams from Kapamilya teleseryes.


ASAP 2010 LAST QUARTER BLAST


The biggest happenings unfold this last quarter of 2010. Watch out as ASAP XV pays tribute to the country�s finest vocal talents. It�s the highly anticipated ASAP XV 24K and Platinum Awards on December 5! Find out who makes it to this year�s Elite Circle of Awardees.

ASAP XV goes beyond partying as it brings the true Kapamilya spirit on December 12 in its heartwarming ASAP GIVES BACK SPECIAL.

The much awaited Christmas Party Celebration � ASAP THAT�S XMAS. The ASAP All-Stars battle it out in the super exciting THAT�S XMAS Contest! Who will be this year�s THAT�S XMAS Champion! Don�t miss it on December 19, 2010!

Plus ASAP XV unleashes another milestone as it welcomes 2011 with only the most explosive revelations. Live on January 2, 2011, be there when ASAP XV turns 16 and witness another breakthrough year in Philippine Television.

Don�t miss out the ultimate celebration from the Most Awarded Sunday Musical Variety Show, ASAP XV � this Sunday live from Baguio City. November 28, 12:15 high noon.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

19th KBP Golden Dove Awards � 2010 Winners19th KBP Golden Dove Awards � 2010 Winners


The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) announced the winners of their 19th Golden Dove Awards.

Here is the partial list of 2010 Golden Dove winners for this year:

Ka Doroy Valencia Broadcaster of the Year:
Ces Drilon

Best Television Station:
ABS-CBN 2

Best TV Newscast:
Bandila

Best TV Newscaster:
Henry Omaga Diaz (ABS-CBN)

Best Magazine Program:
Rated K (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Sports Program:
Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Drama Program:
Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)

Best Special Program:
Harapan Vice Presidential Debate (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Drama Actor:
Coco Martin, Kung Tayo�y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Drama Actress:
Judy Ann Santos, Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Public Affairs Program:
Y-Speak (Studio 23)
Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Public Affairs Program Host:
Boy Abunda, The Bottomline (ABS-CBN)

Best TV Talent Program:
Talentadong Pinoy (TV5)

Best TV Comedy Program:
Locomoko U (TV5)

Best TV Documentary Program:
USI: Under Special Investigation (TV5)

Best TV Documentary Program Host:
Paolo Bediones, USI (TV5)

Best TV Public Service Announcement:
UNTV

Best TV Public Service Program Host:
Susan K., Bantay OCW (NBN)

Best Radio AM Station:
DWIZ 882

Best Radio Comedy Program:
The Morning Rush with Chico and Delamar (RX 93.1)

Best Radio Drama Program:
MMK sa DZMM (DZMM)

Best Radio Public Affairs Program:
Pasada 630 with Karen Davila and Vic Lima

Best Radio Program for Arts and Culture:
Art 2 Art (DZRH)

Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host:
Ted Failon (DZMM)

Best Radio Newscaster:
Alex Santos (DZMM)

Best Radio Newscast:
Radyo Patrol Balita (DZMM)

Best Radio Science and Technology Journalist:
Ka Louie Tabing (DZMM)


Charice's "Charice Home for Christmas" TV Special to Air on GMA-7; Taping Postponed Due to Charice's Stomach Flu


Charice is set to star on her own Philippine TV special titled "Charice Home For Christimas" but, yes, the TV special will be produced and air on GMA-7 and not ABS-CBN, the TV station who discovered Charice some years back via "Little Big Star".

This weekend, November 27, Charice is scheduled to come home and start taping for the show but due to her current situation, Charice, regretfully, can't go back home and might not pursue this project. According to her doctor, "She is suffering from dehydration caused by a recent stomach flu."

Here is GMA-7's Official statement regarding this concern:

GMA Network today received an official statement from Ms. Grace Mendoza, manager of Charice Pempengco on the postponement of the singing star's television performances and commitments in the Philippines.

"Filipino singing star Charice will not be returning to her homeland this weekend for several previously announced TV performances and appearances.

"The singer, according to her physician, is 'suffering from dehydration caused by a recent stomach flu.'

"'I want to apologize for disappointing my fans and supporters in the Philippines but I have been advised by my doctor to rest for the next couple of days,' commented Charice.

"GMA Network regrets not being able to do the planned Christmas special with Charice at this time but understands that her well being is first and foremost.

"The Network on the other hand is glad to announce to all her fans and followers that Charice has committed to do a TV Special with the Kapuso Network as soon as she is able to come home."

PHR Presents "Alyna" Extended Until January 2011


Who would have thought actress Kaye Abad would emerge as a competent villain after many years of playing sweet and "pa-tweetums" roles?

Kaye has been the resident bad girl of hit afternoon drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents Alyna where she plays Shaina Magdayao's rival and tormentor.

This has led to the rumors that their stormy relationship is for real, Kaye being an ex-girlfriend of John Lloyd Cruz, Shaina's current beau.

Kaye clarified she is not at odds with Shaina, who has become a friend since they worked together in Rubi. "Kami naman dito sa set ng Alyna ay magkakabarkada din. So 'yung mga eksenang may sampalan, 'pag rehearsal tawanan yan. Lumalabas ang pagmamaldita, pag take na." she said.

Yet Kaye admitted she still feels nervous playing the antagonist as people may hate her for it. So far, she said people are able to separate the real Kaye from Lilet.

"So far wala pa naman akong nababasa na sobrang galit. 'Yung iba natutuwa dahil something new yung role dahil 'yun 'yung hindi ko masyado nagagawa. Yung dati kasi puro iyak, puro pa-sweet," she explained. Playing the role of Lilet is indeed a feat for Kaye. She must convince Dominic (Jason Abalos), the man she hurt, to love her again.

Another challenge for Kaye is showing her sexy side in Alyna, which has featured intimate yet artistically shot scenes before. Recently, she was seen in a two-piece bikini in an entire episode.

Shaina, meanwhile, continues to be compared not just to Kaye but actresses from the rival program. The young star chose to go the high road when asked to react to write-ups saying she is less sexy than her counterparts.

"Ang pagiging sexy ni Alyna eh hindi sa pagpapakita ng katawan. It's about how she carries herself, yung demeanor nya as a person, mga decision nya in life. That's what makes her sexy," she said.

The actress also maintained she is not threatened by comparisons. "I have nothing against anyone. I see it as healthy competition."

All these issues are coming out because of the success of Alyna, which continues to rule the national TV ratings according to global media specialist Kantar Media. With an interesting story and riveting performances from its cast, the show is in a league of its won in the afternoon timeslot.

Viewers are expected to stay tuned to Alyna these coming weeks as a huge typhoon is set to hit Rancho Del Carmen. Similarly, a "storm" will threaten the foundation of Alyna and Dominic's relationship. Saddened by the bond between Alyna and Dominic, Rex (Sid Lucero) falls ill and turns to Alyna for care. Alyna takes care of him in secret, prompting Rex to hope for reconciliation.

Find out how Dominic and Lilet will react to this in the afternoon drama of primetime caliber, Precious Hearts Romances Presents Alyna, from Monday to Friday, after Juanita Banana on ABS-CBN.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GLEE Season 2 'Furt' Recap


Someone�s getting married! Kurt�s dad and Finn�s mom announce they are getting married and Kurt is ecstatic. He immediately starts planning the wedding before it even registers in Finn�s brain what�s going on. I just love Burt. He references Lost and is just an all around cool guy. Finn sure is a confused boy. He�s losing his cool factor and the leadership he once held is dwindling. With Sam in the picture, the rest of the kids no longer look to Finn like they used to. Sam is busy being overly sweet and nice to Quinn while he proposes to her with a promise ring. I�m still holding out hope that he�s bi or something.

Burt isn�t the only one getting married. Sue is too! To herself. In a blue tracksuit wedding dress. It�s pretty fab. Sue�s mother (Carol Burnett) comes to town to visit her girls but they are less than thrilled to see her. The Nazi hunting mother that left them doesn�t inspire a warm welcome. Sue does however consent to sing a duet with her and they perform Ohio? Dang look at Carol go. She�s still got some amazing pipes. Sue happily marries herself and takes the time to tell her mother just what a bully and a bad mom she was for so many years. The good thing is, it made Sue stronger and that�s why we have the Sue that we have today.

So Kurt is still being bullied by Karofsky. Seeing how this is affecting him, the girls from glee who have boyfriends get together to try and encourage their men to stand up to Karofsky. Some of the guys are hesitant; Puck is on probation and Finn doesn�t want to get involved, but when the school refuses to do anything, Mike and Artie step up to the plate. It ends pretty ugly. Karofsky sends Mike flying into Artie who in turn sails right out of his chair. I gasped out loud and stared wide eyed as Sam jumped in to kick some ass. Even Puck looks shocked at what is going down during the locker room brawl.

Kurt, Finn and Burt start practicing for the wedding at Mckinley. New Directions will be the band and Burt and Finn need to work on their dance moves. While rehearsing, Burt observes Karofsky harassing Kurt and asks him what�s going on. After some prying, Kurt finally admits that Karofsky threatened to kill him. Burt flips out and runs into the hall to confront him. And by confront, I mean Burt uses his elbow to pin Karofsky to a wall. He goes to Sue who is still the principal and demands she do something. Sue is a victim of bullying herself and wastes no time in expelling Karofsky.

The wedding is an emotional happy affair. The kids sing Marry You down the aisle and Burt and Finn�s mom gives touching speeches about how happy they are that they and their children have a chance to be a happy family together. Finn, realizing he needs to step up his game in the step brother field, waits for Schue to finish murdering Michael Buble�s Home, and takes the stage. He apologizes to Kurt and embraces their brotherdom of Furt and sings Just The Way You Are (the Bruno Mars version) to him.

It�s all happiness and smiles while everyone is dancing together until school the next day. Kurt�s family learns that Karofsky is back in school after the school board determined there was no proof to his violence. It�s a great portrayal of how some schools don�t do enough to combat bullying. They don�t see it as a big enough deal, they don�t see it as their problem, and so horrible things can happen. Sue is so disgusted that she resigns as principal and goes back to her old job in protest. Kurt�s parents decide to help their son and give up their honeymoon so he can afford to transfer to Dalton Academy.

By Noelle at Rickey



Kapuso Network Brings GMA Life TV To Canada, UK


Broadcast giant GMA Network Inc. is eyeing a bigger share of the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) market with the recent launch of one of its international channels in two major territories abroad.

In a statement, the company also announced plans to bring GMA Life TV, the company�s second international channel, to two other American states with large concentrations of OFWs before the year ends.

Ably complementing the programming of GMA�s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV features top-notch news and public affairs, entertainment and lifestyle programs catered for Pinoys all over the world,� the company said in a statement.

Two launches - both within the month�s first week - took place this November. On November 4, GMA Life TV was launched in Canada via MTS All-Stream. Meanwhile, chosen GMA Life TV programs began airing in the United Kingdom since November 7 via Pinoy Europe IPTV. This was made possible by Orbit Showtime Network in partnership with Infinity IPTV, the company said.

Just before the year ends, GMA Life TV will continue to spice up the lives of Filipinos in the United States as it penetrates New York and Illinois,� the statement read.

The company said GMA Life TV will soon air with the help of Time Warner in New York and Comcast in Chicago on December 1 and 16, respectively. It will also be launched in Houston, Texas, by early next year via Comcast.

GMA Life TV had about 126,000 subscribers at the end of the third quarter, the network said.

The number of subscribers began to substantially increase when the channel was launched during the early part of this year in other areas such as Florida (via Brighhouse Tampa), Texas (via En-Touch), Hong Kong (via PCCW) and Central California (via Comcast).

The increase of GMA Life TV subscribers can be attributed to the channel�s superior programming and the way it effectively responds to the under-served content needs of our carriers,� Vice President and GMA International Operations Head Joseph Francia said.


Kim Chiu, On To The Next Level In "Your Song"


The Primetime Drama Princess, Kim Chiu, gears up for a Sunday afternoon timeslot as she graces Your Song starting December 12 on ABS-CBN.

Throughout her four-year old career, Kim was able to withstand the hurricanes of showbusiness with grace and poise. Thus, a stronger and a different Kim will face the audience as she shines in Your Song.

Gleaming on her own, Kim explained in an interview that she sees every Your Song role as a challenging one, �Tuwing sumasalang naman po ako sa Your Song, lagi po ako nachachallenge. Kaya po ngayong balik- Your Song ako, mga mapanghamong papel po yung makikita nila. Ibang Kim sabi nga nila,�Kim explained.

After Andi Eigenmann�s successful �Your Song� episodes comes a series of new unique stories that will highlight the different acting facets of Kim Chiu.

�Your Song presents Kim� will touch on love tales from different seasons. Kim will be giving life to various characters she has never done before. Indeed, this undertaking is a step up on Kim�s title as a dramatic actress.

This will be Kim�s sixth Your Song project. Her last teleserye was �Kung Tayo�y Magkakalayo� where she worked with a-list stars like Kris Aquino, Gabby Concepcion and Albert Martinez. Her last movie with Star Cinema is �Till My Heartaches End� which did very well in the box office.

Brace yourselves as Kim steps on to the next level in �Your Song presents Kim� premiering on December 12 on ABS-CBN after ASAP XV.


Carol Banawa Shares A Piec e Of Her Life Via Star Records' "My Music, My Life"


The soothing voice that has enthralled many hopeless romantics and music lovers is back. Carol Banawa, a certified platinum hitmaker, gives her listeners a treat after a hiatus from the music scene via her comeback album, �My Music, My Life� under recording giant, Star Records.

Ako yung nagsuggest kay Ms. Annabelle (Regalado-Borja) na gumawa ng album. Namiss ko kasi talaga ang kumanta,� Carol shared. �Since nagvisit rin naman ako sa family ko dito, the idea of making an album ulit popped into my head.�

With a concept of highlighting some of Carol�s life�s precious moments, the album shares ten (10) meaningful cuts and two bonus tracks: �Baby, Now That I have You,� �Everyday,� �When You Say Nothing At All,� �If,� �I Honestly Love You,� �Sakaling Malimutan Ka,� �Love Story,� �The First Time I Loved Forever,� �When I Fall In Love,� �Mahal Kita Walang Iba.� The theme song of Star Cinema�s hit movie �Till My Heartaches End� and a cover of �When I Fall In Love� featuring Piolo Pascual are also included in the audio CD.

Pages of the album share personal quotes from Carol herself as she unravels the story behind each track. �The songs included in the track list are connected with my personal experiences kaya parang diary ko na rin siya.� Carol said. One of the quotes shared by Carol for the song �Mahal Kita Walang Iba,� is �When I met my husband, sabi ko sa sarili ko, eto na naman ako, iibig na naman, but LOVE is a risk. When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, to take chances and to risk our pride, that is when we find great love.�

�My Music, My Life� is line produced by Black Bird Music, a sub-label of Star Records headed by Aiza Seguerra. Carol is the First artist produced by the said sub-label.

Carol took a break from the Philippine music scene last August 2003 to accompany her father for his medical treatment. However, her hits, some of which are �Tanging Yaman,� �Stay,� �Iingatan Ka,� �Bakit �Di Totohanin,� and �Panunumpa� still enjoy good airplay in different radio stations up until now. �My Music, My Life� is her first full album after a 7-year lull in the recording industry.

Now, Carol is with her 3-year old daughter, Chelsea, who like her mom, sings very well. During the recent jampacked show of Carol in Vivere Hotel, where the mother and daughter are staying, Carol and Chelsea sung Telephone in acapella.

Hear her golden voice once again. Grab your own copy of Carol Banawa�s �My Music, My Life� and be part of her inspiring story as she shares her gift of music anew, produced by Star Records and Black Bird Music. For the digital formats of the album, log on to www.starredords.ph.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings November 19 - 21: "Ilumina Ends on Top; ASAP's Pop Viewers Choice Awards Beats PP's Tribute to Pacman"


Here are the Comparative Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the People/Individual Ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on November 19 - 21, 2010:

November 19, 2010 (Friday)

Shining Inheritance 2.4%
Panahon Ko �To 1.6%

Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis 1.5%
Showtime 4.7%

Asar Talo 3.9%
Eat Bulaga 9.9%
Pilipinas Win na Win 3.9%

Yaman ni Lola 5%
Juanita Banana 5.2%

Little Star 6%
Precious Hearts Romances : Alyna 5.6%

Koreana 6.7%
Kapamilya Blockbusters 3.8%

Temptation of Wife 6%
Bantatay 9.2%
Down with Love 3.9%

Press It Win It 8.3%
Kokey @ Ako 7.7%

24 Oras 11.1%
TV Patrol 8.5%
Willing Willie 10.5%

Survivor Philippines 12.1%
Noah 9.5%
Mara Clara 10.8%

Grazilda 13.3%
Imortal 12.4%

Ilumina 15%
Kristine 9.1%

Beauty Queen 10.5%
Perfect Match 6.6%

Bubble Gang 7.4%
Showbiz News Ngayon 3.7%


November 20, 2010 (Saturday)


Hole in the Wall 2.9%
Showtime 5.7%

Asar Talo 3.8%
Eat Bulaga 11.6%
Pilipinas Win na Win 3.4%

Startalk 4.3%
Entertainment Live 3.2%

Wish Ko Lang 5.9%
Kapamilya Blockbusters 6.6%

Kapuso Film (Panday) 9.4%
TV Patrol 6.5%
Wansapanataym 8.5%

24 Oras 11.5%
Maalaala Mo Kaya 8%

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho 11.4%
Failon Ngayon 4.5%

Imbestigador 9.8%
M3 2.2%

Comedy Bar 5.2%
Banana Split 1.7%


November 21, 2010 (Sunday)

AHA 2%
Matanglawin 2.5%

Kapuso Movie Festival 3.9%
Kapamilya Blockbuster 5.1%

Party Pilipinas 5.7%
ASAP 5.9%

Tween Hearts 4.9%
Your Song 4.2%

Showbiz Central 4.4%
The Buzz 4.5%

24 Oras 8.5%
TV Patrol 5.9%

Pepito Manaloto 8.7%
Goin� Bulilit 6.1%

Kap�s Amazing Stories 10.9%
Rated K 7%

Mel and Joey 8.8%
Star Power 6.1%

Show Me The Manny 7%
Sunday Night�s Box Office 2.7%
Sunday�s Best 2.3%