Monday, February 28, 2011

Lady Gaga � 'Born This Way' Official Music Video Released!

Here is the official music video of Lady Gaga's newest hit single �Born This Way�.

The 7-minute video was directed by Nick Knight.

Born This Way - Music Video:

2011 Dancing With The Stars Season 12 � Cast Revealed!

Here are the complete list of stars who will be competing for the mirror ball trophy in the 12th season of Dancing With The Stars:

1. Sugar Ray Leonard � Retired Pro Boxer

2. Chelsea Kane � Disney Star

3. Lil Romeo � Rapper and Actor

4. Ralph Macchio � Actor (Karate Kid star)

5. Petra Nemcova � Supermodel

6. Kendra Wilkinson � Model

7. Hines Ward � NFL Player

8. Mike �Psycho� Catherwood � Radio Personality

9. Wendy Williams � Media Personality/Talk show Host

10. Chris Jericho � Wrestler

11. Kirstie Alley � Actress

Dancing With The Stars 12 kicks off with a two-hour premiere on March 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Justin Bieber Releases 7-Track Album To Accompany His Upcoming Movie

Sixteen-year old superstar Justin Bieber has an exhilarating year ahead of him as he gives out another piece of anthology, Never Say Never: The Remixes, the musical companion for the debut of his up and coming Paramount Pictures film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to be shown in Philippine cinemas on March 23.

From his music to his fashion style and hairstyle - everything that Bieber does is bound to be a public highlight and this is why he remains to be one of the world's biggest pop artists of today. And to keep the momentum going, he drops off an exciting remixes album, which contains 7 tracks."

For this album, Justin Bieber has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Kanye West, Raekwon, Usher, Rascal Flatts, Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus. The title track, "Never Say Never," features Jaden Smith and as an addition to Bieber's recent highlights, the duo performed the song at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. This was Justin Bieber's first-ever Grammy performance, which garnered an impressive response from the crowd.

Other must-hear tracks of this album are the "live" version of "Overboard," which is a duet with Miley Cyrus, recorded when Bieber was performing at the Madison Square Garden, and the surprising remix of "Runaway Love" featuring Kanye West and Raekwon. "That Should Be Me" remix features chart-topping group Rascal Flatts, while in "Up" remix, Bieber is joined by R&B singer, Chris Brown. And of course, let's not forget the awesome "Somebody to Love" remix featuring Bieber's mentor, Usher, and "Born To Be Somebody", which is a new track penned by Golden Globe winner Dianne Warren.

All of these songs are prominently featured in Justin Bieber's film, which documents an authentic, first-hand look at the life, journey, and success of the young entertainer as he goes from a small town, Stratford, Ontario native street performer to a global superstar. The film's credited producers include Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Usher Raymond IV, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.

His current album, My Worlds - The Collection, became hot stuff in the market, having sold more than 5,000 albums already in just a span of 3 months; that is more than 31,000 albums sold if combined with his previous albums.

Justin Bieber's Never Say Never: The Remixes album is exlusively distributed under MCA Music, Inc."


1. "Never Say Never" featuring Jaden Smith
2. "That Should Be Me" featuring Rascal Flatts
3. "Somebody To Love" featuring Usher
4. "Up" featuring Chris Brown
5. "Overboard" (Live Version) featuring Miley Cyrus
6. "Runaway Love" featuring Kanye West & Raekwon
7. "Born To Be Somebody."

Video to Watch: Solenn Heussaff, Akihiro Sato, et al in Sexy Penshoppe Summer 2011 Ads

Survivor Philippines Celebrity castaways Akihiro Sato and Solenn Heussaff and Penshoppe's sexy models Bea Soriano and Ygor Pignatari heat-up the summer even more as they flaunt their sexy bods wearing Penshoppe's sexy summer collection in Penshoppe Summer 2011 ad campaign.

See the teaser video here:

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Lovi Poe Covers MEGA Magazine March 2011 Issue

A very sexy Lovi Poe is on the cover of MEGA Magazine March 2011 issue.

This issue features interesting articles like "250 Looks and Buys For All Body Types," "Choose The Right Swimsuit," "Drop The Love Weight in Easy Ways," "Meet Machete Star Aljur Abrenica" and many more!

Mega Magazine March 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

GMA News TV Starts Airing Today

For the past six months, the men and women of GMA News and Public Affairs have been busy working on an idea - that the country is ready for an all-news and documentary channel on free TV.

That idea - and their effort - will come to fruition today, February 28, as GMA News TV goes on the air, providing the Filipino viewer with a compelling viewing alternative.

Hourly newscasts, live coverage, in-depth documentaries, never-before-seen reality formats, and hard-hitting investigative programs - all on easily accessible free TV Channel 11 - make GMA News TV worth the long wait.

A truly alternative viewing experience

"Importante sa amin na alam ninyo," states GMA News TV's station ID. And the free to air news and public affairs channel - from the only broadcast news organization in the Philippines to have won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award - stays true to that commitment by expanding the Kapuso brand of serbisyong totoo.

For GMA News TV, an informed Filipino audience is an empowered Filipino audience. With this in mind, the channel will provide substantial airtime for live events, important hearings and in-depth discussions of current issues.

Its newscasts kick off bright and early with Dobol B Sa News TV, the simulcast from the network's flagship radio station DZBB, hosted by GMA News pillar Mike Enriquez. GMA News Online's Editor-in-Chief Howie Severino and Peabody winner Kara David soon follow with the morning program News To Go.

News To Go - Teaser

Jessica Soho, widely regarded as the country's most awarded broadcast journalist, anchors GMA News TV's flagship evening newscast, State of the Nation with Jessica Soho. She is also at the forefront of Brigada - from the highly successful 1990's program that launched the careers of many broadcast journalists - as mentor to today's generation of reporters.

Brigada - Teaser

Arnold Clavio anchors Balita Pilipinas, which features the week's biggest headlines from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Balita Pilipinas - Teaser

Vicky Morales brings the audience Good News, a one of a kind newscast that celebrates positive news about the country.

Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales - Teaser

Mel Tiangco, in turn, hosts Powerhouse, a show that gives viewers a rare glimpse into the private lives of the country's most powerful individuals.

Powerhouse with Mel Tiangco - Teaser

Much-admired economist and professor Winnie Monsod banners Bawal Ang Pasaway Kay Mareng Winnie!, a program that acts as a government watchdog on the air.

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas hosts Investigative Documentaries. Joining her as members of the program's board of advisers are veteran journalists Sheila Coronel of Columbia University, Marites Vitug of Newsbreak, Ed Lingao of the PCIJ, Grace dela Pe�a-Reyes, Head of GMA News Operations and Florian Tarcelo-Balmes of GMA News Research.

Investigative Documentaries - Teaser

Concerns, grievances and complaints against government agencies are addressed by the daily afternoon program On Call hosted by Ivan Mayrina and Connie Sison. On Call will provide on the spot assistance to those seeking help by helping them get in touch with the proper agency or authority.

Public affairs programs - and more! - from morning to night

Reporters Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario host I Juander, a myth-busting program that reintroduces Filipinos to interesting aspects of Pinoy culture. Jun Veneracion, RJ Ledesma and Jace Flores host Best Men, a program that acquaints viewers with a guy's point of view. Tonipet Gaba delivers Pop Talk, a review show that gives a thumbs up to certain movies, gadgets, food, events and happening places.

Best Men with Jun Veneracion, RJ Ledesma, and Jace Flores

'It' girl Solenn Heussaff empowers viewers with Fashbook, a makeover show that also focuses on inner beauty.

Fashbook - OBB

Weekend Getaway
, hosted by Drew Arellano, is a reality-travel show for real weekend warriors. Game!, hosted by Chino Trinidad, is the ultimate source of information on Pinoy sports. Daily showbiz newscast In The Limelight, with Rhian Ramos, offers more than just showbiz gossip.

Weekend Getaway with Drew Arellano - Teaser

The mock newscast makes a triumphant - and wacky! - return to television with (May) Tamang Balita, hosted by comedian and Internet sensation Ramon Bautista. All Sports, the Sunday sports event program, features the most exciting lineup of both current and classic sporting events.

May Tamang Balita - Teaser

Pinoy rock icon Pepe Smith, with his equally engaging children, rock the house on the reality program The Smiths. Providing cinematic and family-friendly documentaries every weekend are Front Row and Reel Time.

The Smiths - Teaser

With its newscasts, public affairs programs, and out of the box offerings, GMA News TV is about to prove that the Filipino audience is ready for truly alternative programming.

Jack Nicholson a Likable Bad Guy in �How Do You Know�

In Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy �How Do You Know,� Jack Nicholson has to make a largely unsympathetic character vulnerable, human - even likable.

The multiple Oscar-winner plays Charles, a business tycoon, who has worked all of his life for only two things: the success of his company and his son�s well-being. Paul Rudd plays his son, George, who's been wrongly indicted for stock fraud on the day he met the girl who could possibly be �the one.�

�How Do You Know� reunites Nicholson with director James L. Brooks whose films �Terms of Endearment� and �As Good As It Gets� have given the former Oscar acting trophies.

Because of their long association, Jim and Jack wanted to make certain that the role would allow Jack to show colors he hasn�t shown before,� explains producer Laurence Mark. Amazingly enough, Nicholson has never played the father of an adult man. �So, Jack�s involvement actually affected the role in a positive way, making it even more dimensional.�

Early in the movie, Jack�s character tells his son that if he�s forced to choose between his son and the company, even though it may kill him, he may pick the company,� says Brooks. But this is also a man who raised his son alone after his wife left them both. Would he really sell out his kid that way? �I wrote that line, I wrote the character, and I still can�t decide if that�s his core truth. The final mystery to him and everybody else is whether he�s a good guy or a bad guy. As William Hurt told me a long time ago, sometimes the job is to hold the question and not to provide the answer.�

He loves his son, but he loves himself as well, and he understands what no one else does: he is facing the possible destruction of one of the two people he loves most in the world,� explains producer Paula Weinstein. �He�s at a moment when he wants to duck for cover, but that leaves his son exposed to take the hit. It was fascinating to watch how their camaraderie and affection comes out of all that emotional confusion.�

Because I�ve worked with Jack, it was natural to turn to him,� says Brooks. �I�m always slack-jawed at his acting, but he has moments in this movie that are as elegant as anything I�ve ever seen him do.�

I couldn�t imagine anybody but Jack Nicholson in the role of Charles,� says Rudd. �Working with him has been one of the biggest professional thrills of my life. He has a persona that�s larger than life and he�s been the biggest name in movies for four decades, but what was amazing to me was how good an actor he is. He makes it look so easy, but he�s present every single moment he�s in front of the camera.�

Nicholson is one of the most honored actors of all time, has worked with many of the film industry�s most esteemed directors during his career, which has spanned five decades and encompassed more than 60 feature films. He most recently starred in Warner Bros. hit comedy �The Bucket List� with Morgan Freeman and the Academy Award�-winning drama �The Departed� for director Martin Scorsese.

Opening across the Philippines on March 9, �How Do You Know� is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at and join our fan contests.

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal, Reunited in "Machete"

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal reunite and reignite their tandem on Philippine primetime as the Koreana star makes a special appearance on GMA-7's Machete beginning this week.

Kris is set to play Jessa, a damsel in distress who rescues a severely injured Dakila/Machete (Aljur Abrenica) after engaging in an epic battle with Karum (Ryan Eigenmann). As Jessa nurses Machete's wounds, the ancient warrior will protect Jessa from her overbearing father who wanted to marry her off to man she doesn't love.

Sparks will certainly fly anew as the former love team shares the small screen almost a year after their last project together, the fanstaserye The Last Prince. Before which, they also starred in Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin and All My Life, where the two made headlines with their crowd-pleasing portrayals and strong onscreen chemistry.

Kris began taping last Monday in Daranak, Rizal, and is set to appear in the upcoming episodes of the program.

With Jessa's arrival, will the audacious warrior remain completely in love with Rosella/Aginaya (Bela Padilla)? Or will he have a change of heart?

Catch Kris Bernal in Machete right after Dwarfina on GMA Telebabad.

�Twilight's� Catherine Hardwicke Directs �Red Riding Hood�

Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the original �Twilight� film now tackles �Red Riding Hood,� bringing to the screen a cautionary tale of danger and deception.

Hardwicke notes it�s the fairytale�s more sinister roots that lend themselves perfectly to a fantasy thriller. �Most of us grew up with a sanitized version of Red Riding Hood, but the original fairy tale has darker elements that make it much more intriguing. The idea of a girl going into the woods by herself and having a wolf stalking her and then speaking to her� That holds so much mystery and captures your imagination on so many levels. When you were a child, the story might have meant one thing to you, but looking back on it as a teenager or adult, you respond to it in a completely different way.�

In the film, Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is caught between two handsome suitors: Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), her heart�s desire since childhood, and Henry (Max Irons), the man her parents have chosen for her to marry. Unwilling to be parted, Valerie and Peter were planning to run away together, but, in a horrifying instant, the wolf changes everything.

The implicit message of the Red Riding Hood fable is: don�t talk to strangers. But what if the wolf turns out to be someone you know�someone you trust�someone you love? Producer Jennifer Davisson Killoran observes, �The story plays into our fears that someone close is not really who they appear to be. To me, the big, bad wolf represents the anxiety of not knowing who you�re really dealing with.�

Putting a twist on the classic tale, the predator in the film is a werewolf, giving it the guise of a human until a full moon illuminates its true nature. Building on that premise, screenwriter David Leslie Johnson crafted a murder mystery in which everyone is a possible suspect and the resulting terror and paranoia permeates an entire community.

Killoran confirms, �Virtually every single character has that moment where you lose faith in them. We very consciously designed it so that anyone could be the wolf.�

I think David did a beautiful job,� states Hardwicke. �He dove into the genesis of the legend to get at the essence of it. And then he added his own fertile imagination to the mix and really enriched the story.�

Johnson says, �I did a lot of research into how the fable had changed as it was passed down, depending on the time and place. Long before it was tied up in a nice little bow and presented as a fairy tale, it contained some graphic and rather disturbing details and the ending wasn�t quite so pat. I liked the idea of expanding on the story�s origins to generate more danger, suspense and adventure.

The combination of young love, suspense and ancient legend immediately appealed to Hardwicke, who recalls, �As I read the script, I got very excited because it took place in a fantasy world but had a dark side. It was a thriller with unexpected turns as well as a compelling love story, which also held some surprises for me. I was really pulled in as the stakes kept getting higher, and more and more secrets and lies were unraveled.�

For the producers, the choice of Catherine Hardwicke to direct �Red Riding Hood� was an easy one. Killoran attests, �Catherine has demonstrated an ability to tap into the soul of younger audiences in a way that few others can. It�s evident in all her films; they are never condescending or stereotypical. There is something very honest in the way she conveys how teenagers communicate, how they think and how they look at the world.

Seyfried agrees. �You want a director who brings that much enthusiasm and excitement to the table. She just loves making movies and has so much imagination. When we were in pre-production, she showed me drawings and photos and videos she had put together, which really helped me understand the different facets of my character. She truly is the most creative director I�ve ever worked with.�

Opening across the Philippines on March 11, �Red Riding Hood� is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

ABS-CBN To Communication Students: Listen To Your Audience

ABS-CBN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III

Kapamilya executives led by ABS-CBN Chairman-CEO Eugenio �Gabby� Lopez III reminded over 700 communication students nationwide at the Pinoy Media Congress Year 6 held at the University of Santo Tomas last February 22 to 23 one constant and important insight on the industry: no matter what form of media you�re using, your audiences always come first.

Lopez, along with ABS-CBN�s division heads and other esteemed speakers, delivered industry tips, issue analysis, eye-opening presentations and inspiration to the delegates of the two-day event, organized yearly by the network and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE).

ABS CBN's Communication Manager Bong Osorio and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. Managing Director Gina Lopez

ABS-CBN Channel 2 Head Cory Vidanes told the students and professors that ABS-CBN always keeps in mind the needs and wants of the viewers. In fact, every program addresses a specific need, she said.

Our noontime program provides lively and uplifting fun. Our reality programs deliver the thrill and excitement. Our talk shows and news programs keep people in the loop. Our variety shows showcase Filipino talent. Our teleseryes tell you your stories, stories of empowered individuals who overcome trials while game shows demonstrate that skill matched with strategy and luck can change people�s lives,� she explained.

ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management Head Robert Labayen, meanwhile, reminded the students to be sensitive about the feelings and sensibilities of the viewing public. �Inspire people to be their best. Don�t preach, instead touch their hearts,� he said.

Labayen then played the popular �Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko� station ID and the �Bagong Simula� music video to show how communicators can take the role of a nation�s �cheering squad� in times of distress and turmoil.

ABS-CBN Customer Business Development Head Vivian Tin also disproved the notion that media has power over the masses. She advised the students not to underestimate the public. She said, based on research, the �masa� is actually very perceptive and is able to process what is given to them by media.

She concluded by saying, �We live and die based on the choices of the viewers.�

With a theme of �Engaging People and Media Participation for Change,� there were also many presentations on the power of social media and convergence in the event. In ABS-CBN, technology like the Internet and cellphones play key roles in projects such as �Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula� and the �No to Mining in Palawan� signature campaign, and for programs such as �Imortal,� which offers its viewers an experience beyond TV by producing webisodes.

Still, amid all the opportunities made possible by new media, the leaders of ABS-CBN told the students that their most powerful instrument is oneself. Hence, it is important that they continue learning, to not forget to listen to their audience, and to uphold integrity at work.

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Head Ging Reyes even reminded the aspiring journalists, �If this is the calling you choose, you should accept certain realities. Walang pera sa trabahong ito. It takes a strong character to say no to temptations.�

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Head Ging Reyes

The delegates, all communication majors, were also treated with surprise appearances by Kapamilya artists Coco Martin, Maja Salvador, Andi Eigenmann of the teleserye �Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin� and �Happy Yipee Yehey� hosts John Estrada, Randy Santiago, Bianca Manalo, and Toni Gonzaga. Their learning experience also didn�t end inside the College of Medicine auditorium of the University of Santo Tomas as ABS-CBN also gave them a free tour of the La Mesa Eco Park and free viewing of the movie �RPG: Metanoia� at the ABS-CBN Dolphy Theater.

Next year, ABS-CBN partners with PACE again for �Pinoy Media Congress Year 7� at the Trinity University of Asia. Communication students are encouraged to participate to learn from the industry�s best.

Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband - Newest Collezione-C2 Brand Ambassadors

Football hotties Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband are now the newest endorsers of Filipino fashion brand Collezione-C2, the makers of the now iconic My Pilipinas shirt with the familiar Philippine map design. The English-Filipino members of the Philippine National Football team popularly known as Azkals were chosen by the brand to embody the talented Pinoy.

Celebrating the uniqueness of the resilient Filipino and the gifts and skills he has to offer the country and the rest of the world is something that we are very passionate about," Collezione-C2 Managing Director Joey Qua sais. "We wholeheartedly welcome James and Phil to the team as we strive to continually express our shared vision for the talented Pinoy.�

According to James, there were no second thoughts about endorsing the brand. "We have something in common - a love for originality, creativity, Pinoy pride, and living out one�s passion.� Phil added, "We also believe in Filipino artistry and the art of forward-thinking. These are things we both believe are relevant in this day and age for our country to stand out and make its mark in different areas of expertise.�

Born in England to an English father and a Filipina mother, the Younghusband brothers got an early start in their football career when they were both selected to be play for the Chelsea Football Club. In 2008, they decided to move to the Philippines permanently, and were eventually recruited to play for the Azkals. �It�s a real honor and privilege to represent the country for a sport that has not gained as much recognition as it should and of course, it makes us happy that so many Filipinos are now learning to appreciate football," James said.

Fueled by their passion for the sport, the Younghusband brothers recently founded a football academy for the youth called The Younghusband Football Academy in 2010. "We started with six-month training programs for kids who wanted to learn the sport, but we eventually realized that we would need to do more than this to help instigate a deeper appreciation for football," Phil said. "So this year, we decided to go across the country with a grassroots program for public school teachers in the province to help us promote the sport more strategically, and so that we can ensure that the cycle of helping young people live out their passion for it is continuous and ongoing. We�ll also be offering a summer clinic in Taguig soon.�

Phil and James encourage all Pinoys to find something they're passionate about. �Discover what you�re passionate about because it will set the direction for the rest of your life," James said. "Don�t hold back or be afraid to try new things - after all, you won�t know how you feel about something unless you give it a try.� Phil added, �Finding your passion is not something that will happen overnight. You have to persevere, keep trying, and never give up. Practice patience, because at the end of the day, when you discover what gets you going, it�s all going to be worth it. Your passion will motivate you, transform you, and when used properly, even make a difference in others� lives.

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Lovi Poe Covers COSMOPOLITAN Philippines Magazine March 2011 Issue

Sexy Kapuso star Lovi Poe is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine March 2011 issue.

Lovi, who recently became a hot item due to the controversial drug case of her boyfriend Congressman Ronald Singson in Hong Kong, talks about how to brave the odds and keeping her cool despite life's difficulties on this issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Aside from Lovi, this issue also covers hot summer topics like "314+ Hot Buys For Summer," "New Swimwear Trends," Tips on Getting Fabulous Summer Hair, etc.

Cosmopolitan Magazine March 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

Georgina Wilson and Borgy Manotoc Cover PREVIEW Magazine March 2011 Issue

Oh my, real-life sweethearts Georgina Wilson and Borgy Manotoc wear nothing but a ferocious animal-print accessories on the artistically made cover of Preview Magazine March 2011 issue.

The two look good and hot together, damn! Truly, the best magazine cover artists for the summer.

Preview Magazine's "Savage Style" issue details topic about "A-Z of Summer Style," "25+ Swimsuits To Update Your Looks," "Tanning vs. Whitening" and articles about Philippine Azkals and 2010 Ford Supermodel of The World - Danica Magpantay.

Preview Magazine March 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

83rd Academy Awards Winners - Oscar Awards 2011

The 83rd Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, is currently happening at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. And Showbiznest is doing a live blogging of events' winners courtesy of the Velvet Channel.

See list of 83rd Academy Awards winners below (refresh your screen to see latest updates):

Robert Stromberg (Production Design) and Karen O�Hara (Set Decoration) - Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney)

Wally Pfister - Inception (Warner Bros.)

Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

The Lost Thing

Toy Story 3 (Disney/Pixar), Lee Unkrich (Director)

Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

David Seidler (The King�s Speech)

In a Better World (Denmark)

Christian Bale (The Fighter)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick (Inception)

Richard King (Inception)

Rick Baker and Dave Elsey (The Wolfman)

Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)

Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

God of Love, Luke Matheny

Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb (Inception)

Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (The Social Network)

We Belong Together (Toy Story 3) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Tom Hooper (The King�s Speech)

Colin Firth (The King�s Speech)

Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

The King�s Speech

For Oscars 2011 parade of Best Dressed list, click HERE.

Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo - 'Catch Me, I'm In Love' Movie Trailer

Star Cinema and Viva Films has released the teaser trailer for their upcoming romantic-comedy film �Catch Me, I�m In Love� starring the Blockbuster Queen and Concert Princess Sarah Geronimo and Philippine showbiz' Golden Boy Gerald Anderson.

Also in the cast are Dino Imperial, Dawn Zulueta, Christopher de Leon.

Catch Me, I'm In Love - Trailer:

The movie is scheduled to be released in more than 100 theaters nationwide starting March 23, 2011.

Video to Watch: Pilipinas Got Talent 2 - Rico The Magician

Watch the very impressive magic performance of 60-year-old Romarico Sanorjo also known as "Rico The Magician" of Caloocan City during the Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 Manila audition.

Truly amazing! I must say, he could be an early frontliner to become PGT Season 2's Grand Winner.

Video to Watch: Pilipinas Got Talent 2 - Brian Brady, Tagalog/Ilocano Speaking Amboy Singer

Catch here the audition video of Brian Brady - the 10-year-old Tagalog and Ilocano speaking American boy. His story will touch your hearts too!

31st Razzie Award - 2011 Winners

Here are the shame list in Hollywood courtesy of The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation.

Worst Picture
: The Last Airbender

Worst Actor: Ashton Kutcher (Killers and Valentine�s Day)

Worst Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City 2)

Worst Supporting Actor: Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Worst Supporting Actress: Jessica Alba (The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine�s Day)

Worst Eye Gouging Misuse of 3D: The Last Airbender (in fake 3D)

Worst Screen Ensemble: The entire cast of �Sex and the City 2�

Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender)

Worst Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender)

Worst Requel, Remake, Rip Off, or Sequel: Sex and the City

Independent Spirit Awards � 2011Winners

The Spirit Awards, considered as the Oscars for Indie films, announced the winners for its 2011 edition.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2011 Spirit Awards:

Best Feature: Black Swan

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)

Best First Feature: Get Low

Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture)

John Cassavetes Award (For the best feature made under $500,000): Daddy Longlegs

Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey (Winter�s Bone)

Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes (Winter�s Bone)
Best Lead Female: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Best Lead Male: James Franco (127 Hours)

Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique (Black Swan)

Best Foreign Film: The King�s Speech (England)

Best Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization, produces the annual Spirit Awards. The show was hosted by Joel McHale last Saturday night, February 26.

Paquito Diaz is Dead

Update: Paquito Diaz, 73, passes away on March 3, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at their Daraga, Albay residence.

Veteran character actor Paquito Diaz reportedly has died yesterday, February 26, due to complications from pneumonia.

In a news titled "Paquito pumanaw na!" posted at Pilipino Star Ngayon website early this morning, they said that Paquito died on Saturday at the Estevez Memorial Hospital in Legazpi City, Albay. But right after Diaz' family denied the report, the tabloid immediately remove the said report.

Bombo Radyo Legazpi also refutes the news through an article titled "Pamilya ni Paquito Diaz, nilinaw na buhay pa ang aktor" posted at around 12 noon today. They had an interview with Diaz's family and they said that the doctors at the hospital made a mistake. They declared the actor as dead but only to find out later he's still alive.

Boyet J Sison, host of ANC's Hard Ball, also posted on Twitter that a daughter of Paquito denied the death rumor. "I was just in communication with the daughter of Paquito Diaz, Joanna Diaz-Gallent, and she says her father has NOT passed on."

Showbiz Central, this afternoon, also had a report claiming that Paquito is still alive and recovering in the hospital.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

�Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin� Premieres on March 7

ABS-CBN will take its viewers to a heart-thumping and breath-taking primetime experience as it gives the Kapamilyas a rare kind of drama, fusing romance and action into one television series, entitled �Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,� premiering on March 7, 2011.

A casting coup set to bring you the characters that will etch an indelible mark in the showbiz marquee will complete your primetime nights - Coco Martin, Andi Eigenmann, Maja Salvador, Tonton Gutierrez, John Estrada, Rondalo Valdez, Boots Anson-Roa, Amy Austria-Ventura and Lorna Tolentino.

This will be Coco Martin�s biggest break to date as he takes on a dual role. �Sundalo ako dito at tulisan. Dalawang magkaibang karakter po,� Coco shared. Coco further explained that he considers this as his most challenging character ever, �sinusubukan po talaga ng mga karakter na gagampanan ko yung kakayahan ko. Magkaiba po kasi talaga yung personalidad nung dalawang characters.

Coco will be paired with two of the most beautiful faces of their generation, Andi and Maja. �Grabe yung role ko dito. Lahat ng training na pinagdaanan ng mga sundalong lalake, ginawa ko rin. This is the toughest role I have ever portrayed,� Andi shared. Maja on the other hand expressed how she enjoys her unique character in the series, �NPA ako dito eh. Sa masukal na kagubatan kami nakatira. Ang saya. Kasi yung mga bagay na di ko pa nararanasan sa totoong buhay, at least may pagkakataon akong ma-experience sa pamamagitan ng seryeng ito.�

A roster of the hottest Kapamilya artists will also have a special part in the series: Kim Chiu, Erich Gonzales, Xian Lim, Agot Isidro, Albert Martinez and Angel Aquino.

Under the direction of Ruel Bayani, �Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin� circles in the differences of two worlds, the world of the soldiers and the world of the bandits, and how these differences will link the two opposite poles. Love, family and one�s firm stand on his/her principle will be highlighted as the story progresses.

Get ready for the return of the high quality drama on ABS-CBN via Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, starting March 7, 2011.

Oyo Sotto - Kristine Hermosa Wedding Features in STARSTUDIO Magazine March 2011 Issue

Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Boy Sotto's love story that ends to altar is the exclusive featured cover story of StarStudio Magazine March 2011 issue.

Over 200 photos of Kristine and Oyo�s Wedding - from the prenup to wedding preps, the lakeside ceremony and the fun reception are featured inside this issue. PLUS their romantic Palawan Honeymoon!

StarStudio Magazine March 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

Jennylyn Mercado Covers WOMEN'S HEALTH Philippines March 2011 Issue

"Rosario" star Jennylyn Mercado is the cover girl of Women's Health Philippines March 2011 issue.

A mother to 2-year-old Alex Jazz (courtesy of ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia) and girlfriend to actor Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn looks extra hot and sexy in the magazine cover.

Other features inside Women�s Health magazine�s latest issue include �Slim and Toned Now!�, �Age Proof Your Skin�, �Bikini-Friendly Burgers�, �Sexy Swimsuits for Every Body Types� and more.

Women's Health Magazine March 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

Joey de Leon is Emperor Yoje in �Pinoy Samurai� on TV5

Emperor Yoje (Joey de Leon) sets up challenges for 30 contestants every week who will vie for the title of "Pinoy Samurai".

Nothing is impossible with Pinoy players, especially if exciting prizes are at stake to become the Pinoy Samurai! Set in a real majestic castle, the show fit for a king is hosted by the royalty in comedy, Mr. Joey de Leon as Emperor Yoje.

Joining him is his loyal servant Kimonay (Rufa Mi):

And game masters Wilma Doesnt as Itimpura and Mr. Fu as Gaysha

Every week, 30 contestants will vie for the title of Pinoy Samurai. But the road leading to prestige is rather difficult as they have to pass the games with an array of obstacles including Tiny the giant sumo wrestler, Godzira the not-so-sturdy monster, Kulang the skinny Barbarian, Princess Hentay, Captains Tamagotchi, Fugo, Sogo and Sushi, the warriors and some other trap designed to put to the test the player�s skills, endurance and determination.

Pinoy Samurai aired its initial episdoe at 12:00 noon today, February 27, as part of TV5's TanghaLINGGO! Go! Go!

Sneak Peek: Kim Katrall in �Meet Monica Velour�

Take a sneak peek on Kim Katrall�s (Sex and the City) upcoming movie �Meet Monica Velour.�

Meet Monica Velour stars Dustin Ingram (Sky High) and Sex and The City�s Kim Cattrall, and directed by Keith Bearden.

Synopsis: In this irreverent comedy, awkward teenager Tobe (Dustin Ingram) sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), his favorite �80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. A starry-eyed Tobe, still captivated by his crush, befriends Monica, further complicating her difficult life. Kim Cattrall gives a career-defining performance in this offbeat love story that appeals to the dreamer - and the nerd - in all of us.

Meet Monica Velour will be released to theaters on April 8, 2011.

Meet Monica Velour - Trailer: