Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Unofficially Yours Movie Trailer Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin

Unofficially Yours Movie Trailer Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin

What happens when love beats to a different drum? For�s love. For her, i�ts fun. Do relationships need an official status? For many, yes! But for the rest, pwede nang 'Unofficially Yours'.

Catch here the cinema trailer of Star Cinema's most-anticipated romantic-comedy movie "Unofficially Yours" featuring the high-rated TV tandem of John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin.

"Unofficially Yours" deals about a man who falls in love with someone who doesn�t want to fall in love. John Lloyd plays the role of Macky Galvez, a depressed young man who�s been contemplating on why he had several failed relationships. Angel, on the other hand, plays the role of Ces, a modern-day woman who is afraid of commitments. When their worlds collide, a funny yet sexy love story develops!

Directed by the blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina, the movie is set to be released on February 2012.

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JayR Guests in Edwin McCain-Taylor Dayne Manila Concert

JayR Guests in Edwin McCain-Taylor Dayne Manila Concert

The country�s King of R&B and Soul JayR has been chosen to be the featured artist of the Manila leg of the international hitmakers Edwin McCain and Taylor Dayne this February 17 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

This concert is produced by Blue Dream Entertainment and CNCA Media Concepts, Inc.

JayR, who is one of the bestselling Filipino acts of his generation by spawning multiplatinum albums and hit songs, is set to remind everyone why he is considered one of the industry�s royalties with his dynamic vocals and awesome moves.

I am so thankful that I have been given this chance to guest in this concert,� says the R&B and Soul King. �For all the romantics out there, this concert is something you shouldn�t miss.�

JayR is set to release his newest album in the second quarter of this year., under Universal Records.

Edwin McCain is familiar to the Filipino people because of his hit song I�ll Be. His other hits are I Couldn�t Ask For More, Walk With You, among others.

Taylor Dayne, on the other hand, is the voice behind immortal hits � Tell It To My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back, among others.

Manila show tickets are priced at P1,790 (Silver), P3,500 (Gold) and P4,800 (VIP). For SVIP, call 09399063430 or 661-5710.

For details, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or SM Tickets, 470-2222.

Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz, United in Marriage, Vow to Fight for Their Love

Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz, United in Marriage, Vow to Fight for Their Love

Love is in the air for couple Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz as their on- and off-screen relationship continue to flourish.

But while they are enjoying their US vacation in real life, their on-screen characters on ABS-CBN�s top-rating Kapamilya Gold drama series �Reputasyon� face difficult times.

Just after being united through marriage with Agnes (Cristine), Henry (Rayver) decided to pay for the death of his father. Can Catherine (Aiko Melendez) accept his brother�s decision or will she stir up another wicked plot in order to save him? Meanwhile, now that the truth behind the death of Gov. Villamayor (Emilio Garcia) has been revealed, will Agnes be fired up again to take revenge or will her love for husband Henry prevail?

Witness Agnes� fight to clean her family�s name as �Reputasyon� sizzles with more revelations and drama every afternoon, before �Maria la del Barrio� on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to or follow abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Charice Preview Magazine Cover Photoshoot Behind-The-Scene Video Proves Charice is Beautiful

Charice Preview Magazine Cover Photoshoot Behind-The-Scene Video Proves Charice is Beautiful

Preview Magazine releases the behind-the-scene photoshoot video of Charice to dispel rumor about the "heavy editing" of the international singer's photo so she could look glamorous and more beautiful on its January 2012 issue cover.

Although they said that it was not digitally altered, Preview's creative director Vince Uy revealed that they used photoshop to enhance Charice's look.

"We don't deny that we use Photoshop. That already, I think, in this day and age, it's already a common practice. But we can say though that we didn't overuse it. We wanted to give Charice something fresh, something people haven't seen her in. It's actually the hair that really made Charice look different." Uy explained.

And to further prevent more doubt on Charice' cover photo, Uy shared a link of Preview Magazine's Charice photoshoop, saying: "Charice for Preview Behind the Scenes video. Eto ang pruweba. Hindi po yun Photoshop".

Watch below:

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Jinkee Pacquiao on MEGA Magazine Cover Photoshop Controversy: "Come see me in person."

Jinkee Pacquiao on MEGA Magazine Cover Photoshop Controversy: "Come see me in person."

Jinkee Pacquiao speaks on the rumors surrounding her recent cover photo for MEGA magazine's January 2012 issue.

The said photo according to some observers heavily undergone a photoshop procedure making the photo barely look like herself.

While the said procedure is normal in almost all magazine covers and advertising campaign materials, Jinkee, however, said she prepared for the shoot and even went on a diet to look slimmer.

"Payat siguro, oo. Payat ako tignan doon. Tsaka 'yung mga staff din, magaling sila," she explained and goes on by saying, "So sila na lang magsasabi... parang tignan na lang nila ako in person."

"Basta hindi ko na kailangan mag-explain pa. Basta 'yun na 'yung resulta ng aming pictorial. Maganda naman siya at happy naman ako nung nakita ko," she further said.

Meanwhile, MEGA magazine admitted that Jinkee's photo "went through the standard cleanup process that all MEGA magazine covers go through."

It added that the magazine cover "is a collaboration of an excellent fashion editor, photographer, makeup artist and hair stylist."

Watch here Jinkee Pacquiao's BTS photo shoot of MEGA Magazine January 2012 cover:

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Ramgen and Janelle Video Pushes Janelle Manahan to Sue Ramgen Revilla�s Family

Ramgen and Janelle Video Pushes Janelle Manahan to Sue Ramgen Revilla�s Family

The Ramgen Revilla - Janelle Manahan video scandal that was uploaded and became an instant internet sensation last week made Janelle decide to plan to file a case against her late boyfriend's family for violating the anti-video and photo voyeurism act.

According to Janelle's lawyer Atty. Luke Espiritu, Ramgen�s family has the motive as to why the video suddenly appeared on the net. � They have access to all of Ramgen�s personal effects including laptop computers. They have the motive. Why? The effect of this sex video is precisely to harass Janelle Manahan.�

However, Ramgen�s mother, Genelyn Magsaysay refutes the claim made by Janelle's camp.

Mas lalo namin itatabi yun di namin ilalabas kasi kawawa naman yung bata. Patay na nga yung anak ko, masisira pa.� she said.

Genelyn added that their family blames the Para�aque police who have possession of Ramgen�s computer, cell phone and camera as to why the video leaks on the net but the authorities assures the public though that no one from the force would do such a thing to compromise the case.

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Kris Bernal Admits Going Out with Jolo Revilla, Celebrates New Year with the Revillas

Kris Bernal Admits Going Out with Jolo Revilla, Celebrates New Year with the Revillas

Kris Bernal, who recently broke-up with (ex) boyfriend Jay Perillo admits that she is now seeing another guy.

In her live guesting at "Don't Lie To Me Reloaded" segment of GMA-7 showbiz talk show "Showbiz Central", the Kapuso young star revealed that she is going out with Jolo Revilla.

"Lumalabas kami. Nagkikita kami." Kris said.

Although Kris admitted that Jolo might have a good chance with her, she likewise expressed that she is just starting to get to know him and just enjoying her time with him for now.

"Yes! Pero hanggang do'n lang muna. Kinikilala ko pa lang muna siya. Pero sa ngayon, ang masasabi ko, mabait siya, sweet siya...bilang isang kaibigan, kumbaga.

"Pero magkaibigan lang kami. Hindi pa ako ready for a relationship ulit." she said.

Kris also revealed that she spent her New Year's eve with the Revilla's.

"Nag-celebrate kami ng New Year na magkasama. After no'ng New Year countdown sa MOA nagkita kami." Kris further revealed.

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ABS-CBN is the Leading TV Network on Facebok and Twitter

ABS-CBN is the Leading TV Network on Facebok and Twitter

ABS-CBN is not only the leading TV network in the country today but it is also the leading Philippine TV network online on Facebook and Twitter based on the number of fans and followers.

With its Facebook fans reaching more than 2 million and Twitter followers hitting more than 100,000, ABS-CBN is truly the most sought after TV network on the web as more netizens subscribe to its updates on its shows, stars, and services via the said social networking and micro-blogging sites.

As of January 2, ABS-CBN�s official Facebook page already got a total of 2,014,649 likes from users all over the world and currently the fifth top Facebook page in the Philippines based on social media statistics site Social Bakers (

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN also ruled the Twitterverse as the most followed Philippine TV network on Twitter with 102,449 followers versus GMA (@gmanetwork) with 30,533 and TV5 (@TV5Manila) with 44,785 as of January 2, 2012.

ABS-CBN stars and shows are also labeled as the most popular online on both Facebook and Twitter as they also received the most number of likes and followers compared to those from rival networks.

Kapamilya stars Vice Ganda (3,687,842 likes) and Angel Locsin (2,509,645 likes), grabbed the top two spots among the most liked Facebook pages in the country followed by ABS-CBN�s morning talent show �Showtime� (2,370,759 likes) on third, still based on data from Social Bakers.

Anne Curtis, on the other hand, remains to be the most followed Filipina on Twitter with 2,116,672. Joining her among the five celebrities with more than one million Twitter followers are Angel Locsin (1,285,841), Vice Ganda (1,228,698), Kris Aquino (1,133,057), and Sam Milby (1,049,626).

Stay updated with the latest from ABS-CBN and like its official Facebook page at and follow it on Twitter at

Armie Hammer Plays �J. Edgar's� Rumored Lover

Armie Hammer Plays �J. Edgar's� Rumored Lover

He received universal acclaim for portraying the Winklevoss twins in 2010's �The Social Network.� Now, Armie Hammer follows-up that success with a dramatic turn in Warner Bros.' new, controversial biopic, �J. Edgar� starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood. Hammer plays Clyde Tolson, J. Edgar Hoover's closest colleague and constant companion - a performance for which he recently got nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Screen Actors Guild.

Trust was vital to the legendary Hoover - director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years - though he bestowed his trust on only a few individuals over the course of his lifetime, those few he felt were truly loyal to him. In order to paint a complete portrait of the man, it was critical to the filmmakers to capture those key relationships that helped reflect and reveal who he was, beginning with his friend, Clyde Tolson.

From producer Brian Grazer�s perspective, �The relationship these two men had was one of companionship and joy, but also loneliness and isolation. They were both a product of their time.

DiCaprio says, �They ate lunch and dinner together every day, went on vacations together. Whether they were together in any other respect�well, no one living knows the truth. In the film, it�s seen as almost an unrequited love, but a lasting one, nonetheless.�

Hammer says that, whatever their personal relationship, �Clyde was always dutifully by the Director�s side, literally his right-hand man. That was just the way they operated.�

Armie was terrific as Tolson,� Grazer states. �He was so polished in the part and brought a very subtle but tangible energy to the role, and he had a very natural rapport with Leo.�

Though there was not nearly as much information to be found about Tolson as there was Hoover, Hammer dug deep to learn about his character. �I hired a professional researcher, and she helped me find everything that�s out there on Tolson, even his junior high school year book,� he says. �According to some of the old FBI guys he was very observant, often the smartest man in the room. He was nicknamed �the human computer� because he had a photographic memory. So even apart from any attraction there might have been, it�s easy to see why Hoover would rely on him so heavily.

Hammer is emerging as one of Hollywood�s most promising young actors. His performance as the Winklevoss twins in the award-winning film �The Social Network� garnered him critical praise and positioned him as one of Hollywood�s breakouts of the year. Hammer was nominated Most Promising Performer by the Chicago Film Critics Association, and awarded Best Supporting Actor by the Toronto Film Critics Association. The film received a Screen Actors Guild Award� nomination for Best Ensemble as well as Best Picture at the Golden Globes, and eight Academy Award� nominations, of which it won three.

In 2012, Hammer will begin production on �The Lone Ranger,� in the title role, alongside Johnny Depp and under the direction of Gore Verbinski.

Opening soon across the Philippines, �J. Edgar� was produced under the banners of Imagine Entertainment and Malpaso. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Scarlett Johannson's Softie Yet Toughie Role in "We Bought a Zoo�

Scarlett Johannson's Softie Yet Toughie Role in "We Bought a Zoo�

In Cameron Crowe�s inspiring new film,�We Bought A Zoo,� Scarlett Johansson plays Kelly Foster, a plucky and hard working young woman who is dedicated to her job as a zoo keeper and passionate about the animals in her care.

Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) buys the zoo, Rosemoor Animal Park, in order to give his family a fresh start in life. His wife Katherine has recently died and he is looking for a new direction for himself and his two young children. Running and restoring a dilapidated zoo is ostensibly an odd choice and Mee definitely takes on more than he bargained for. With the help of an eclectic staff and with an assortment of adventures along the way, the family works to return the run down zoo to its former glory and to heal their own pain.

Q: What type of woman is Kelly in this movie? A: �Kelly is incredibly driven and focused. She has dedicated her entire life to her job and she actually says in the film, �I don't have a life, this is my whole life. I come here from morning to night and my friends are out enjoying themselves with different guys and going to bars. I don't do any of that stuff.�

Q: What was the appeal and challenge of this character for you?
A: �What I love about Kelly is that she�s so totally matter of fact. There�s nothing about her that�s vindictive. She doesn�t really want anything from anybody except for an honest day�s work and I appreciate that sentiment. I have never had the opportunity to really play a girl who�s very pure and straightforward in her thinking.�

Q: Did you have anything in common with Kelly and what did you bring to her?
A: �Well I�ve always been someone who�s been a bit of a caretaker for my family and friends. I guess for me it was about infusing the character with a softness. There can be a tough edge to that type of female. Often women who are running a business are portrayed in films as tough broads and she�s not like that.�

Q: What was it like working with Matt Damon?
A: �I've always wanted to work with Matt. He is an incredible dramatic actor; there's something very �Golden Age of Hollywood� about him. He's got a Cary Grant quality about him. He is also hysterically funny. We laughed so much on the film, we could barely get through our takes. There�s nothing about Matt that is at all movie star-esque but he really is a true movie star. He is warm and welcoming.�

Q: Were there any scary moments for you with any of the animals?
A: �Well you don�t go onto a film set knowing that you're going to place 70 snakes in a bucket thinking �this is a normal job� (laughs). We all had to get in there and recapture an escaping shipment of exotic snakes: including pythons and anaconda and other non-venomous snakes. But I was fine because I had reptiles as a child. Now I do have dogs at home � a Chihuahua and a kind of Golden Retriever.

Q: What is the film really all about do you think?
A: �I think the story is about challenging yourself and coming out on top through hard work and perseverance. It shows that anything is possible. I know that sounds like a bit of a trite message, but I think there is a lot of truth in it.�

Q: Although there is bereavement, the film is very positive isn�t it?
A: �I think this film is about human connections. We don't just have one big adventure in life; life is an adventure in itself, with all of its grief and surprise and romance and possibility. I've certainly experienced loss and most people that I know have experienced some form of loss. It causes you to be introspective and to grow. You grow from loss.

With more than a decade of work under her belt, four-time Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner Scarlett Johansson is one of Hollywood�s most talented young actresses. Born and raised in New York, Johansson won worldwide recognition at the age of 12 for her performance in Robert Redford�s �The Horse Whisperer.� She also starred in films She received rave reviews and a �Best Actress� Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role in �Lost In Translation.� Her film credits also include �Ghost World,� �The Man Who Wasn�t There,� �Vicky Cristina Barcelona,� �The Other Boleyn Girl,� �In Good Company,� �A Love Song For Bobby Long,� �Match Point,� �The Spirit,� �Girl With A Pearl Earring,� �The Island,� �The Black Dahlia,� �The Prestige� and �Iron Man 2.�

�We Bought A Zoo� opens January 18 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Young Stars Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Elle Fanning, Colin Ford, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller Shine in Fox�s Family Films

Young Stars Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Elle Fanning, Colin Ford, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller Shine in Fox�s Family Films

Innately talented young actors Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Elle Fanning, Colin Ford, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller shine brightly on their own footing in upcoming movies from 20th Century Fox � �We Bought A Zoo� and �The Descendants.�

In �We Bought A Zoo� starring Matt Damon and directed by Cameron Crowe � Elle Fanning, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Colin Ford take turns in keeping that familial warmth of the movie where Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) buys a house with a zoo in order to give his family a fresh start in life. What begins as a rather impulsive fantasy turns into a daunting life-changing journey that is exciting, emotionally taxing, exceedingly labor intensive, often hilarious but ultimately more rewarding than even he could have ever imagined.

Maggie Elizabeth Jones

Elle Fanning, plays the young bubbly beauty Lily Miska, who lives and helps out at the zoo and its restaurant. When the Mees move in, she becomes fascinated with Benjamin�s teenage son Dylan. �Lily lives in her own world,� says Fanning, who celebrated her 13th birthday during production of the movie. �Dylan is like an exotic creature to her. She starts wearing makeup and tries to flirt with him, but she doesn�t really know how because she�s never had a crush on a boy. Lily tries hard to impress Dylan.�

To portray the Mee children, the filmmakers conducted a nationwide search and online open casting call before eventually deciding on Colin Ford, and relative newcomer Maggie Elizabeth Jones, both natives of Atlanta, Georgia.

Colin Ford�s Dylan is having a difficult time in his new environment. �He doesn�t see eye-to-eye with his father,� says Ford. �Dylan defies him � he�s a real smart aleck � and does anything to get underneath his skin.�

Elle Fanning & Colin Ford

Currently making waves for her role as Rosie is Maggie Elizabeth Jones as the daughter of Matt Damon, who is full of joy, imagination and optimism. She�s an old soul who�s almost like a caretaker to her beleaguered father. Jones recently made her acting debut in �Footloose.�

On casting these three wonders, �Sometimes it takes months to find the right kids but we found fresh young actors who did not have a lot of cute habits from doing a lot of movies or commercials or television shows in which the characters have to be cute. We try to capture real life as best we can in movies so it is important to find actors who are natural. Colin Ford, who plays Dylan Mee, had a few credits but he had not done a lot of work and was great. Maggie Jones had barely done anything but she has a very strong relationship with her mother, who rehearses with her on her lines. That girl is one of the most prepared actresses I�ve ever worked with. And of course Elle Fanning was wonderful as Lily. The kids all helped us to tell a real story about parenting,� director Crowe shares.

Shailene Woodley who appears with George Clooney in �The Descendants� has recently won the Spotlight Award in the recently concluded Hollywood Film Festival. In addition, her remarkable and in-depth take as the rebellious daughter of Clooney in the movie earned her numerous nominations such as the Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress), Gotham Awards (Best Ensemble Performance) and Independent Spirit Awards (Best Supporting Female).

George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller

Based on Kaui Hart Hemmings� acclaimed debut novel, �The Descendants� sees Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, who must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters - 10 year-old precocious Scottie (Amara Miller) and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) - while wrestling with a decision to sell his family�s land.
Finding two young actresses who were capable of holding their own against Clooney in the roles of his two willful and defiant daughters Alexandra and Scottie, who resent Matt for never having been an involved parent until now is key to the film�s emotional core. For Alexandra, director Payne ultimately chose Shailene Woodley, best known for the television series �The Secret Life of the American Teenager.�

Woodley was thrilled because, by the time she auditioned, she was already in love with the story. �It�s a heart-wrenching journey about growth,� she comments. �I love how everybody in the story grows in their ability to love, grows in maturity, in figuring out their individuality and who they are as a family.�

Even though Matt King is trying to re-establish a connection with his kids, he finds youngest daughter Scottie a complete mystery, almost an alien life form, with whom communication of any kind is an iffy prospect. To find a young actress who could handle the humor and heartache of playing a pre-adolescent eccentric, Payne saw more than 300 girls from around the country. He still hadn�t found the right candidate with shooting about to start.

That�s when he encountered Amara Miller, a promising nine year-old newcomer from Pacific Grove, California. He received an e-mail with her videotaped audition and recalls that �about a minute into it I just said, �oh that�s her.� I don�t need to see her. I knew that she was the one. I just knew she would show up. And like many things in life, she did, but in the most unpredictable way.�

Adds producer Jim Burke: �Amara walked on the set like an old pro. She�s a natural. She�d never been in a movie before but she was amazing.�

For Payne, working with Miller � his first time directing a child in a major role � was no different from the adult cast. �The great thing about working with Amara is that I didn�t have to treat her like a little girl. I could just tell she was an instinctive actress. I could just say, �No, do it more like this.� Or, �Please put a small pause between these two lines.� The way to treat people in general, and actors in particular, is to tell them the truth,� he sums up. �I was always able to do that with Amara.�

Kim Chiu "My Binondo Girl" Tops Christmas Week Rating

Kim Chiu "My Binondo Girl" Tops Christmas Week Rating

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from December 28 to 31, 2011 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

December 28, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 12%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Once Upon A Time In Manila (GMA-7) - 7.3%
3. Kokak (GMA-7) - 6.8%
4. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (GMA-7) - 5.8%
5. Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit (GMA-7) - 5.6%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4.5%
7. Love You (GMA-7) - 4.4%
8. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) / Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%
9. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 4%
10. Fairytail (GMA-7) - 3.8%

1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 11.9%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
3. Amaya (GMA-7) - 11%
4. My Binondo Girl (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown (GMA-7) - 10.6%
6. Nasaan Ka Elisa? (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
7. Ikaw Ay Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 8.5%
9. Daldalita (GMA-7) - 7.5%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Double Showdown (ABS-CBN) - 7.4%

December 29, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.5%
2. Kokak (GMA-7) - 7.4%
3. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (GMA-7) / Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit (GMA-7) - 6.7%
4. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 5.6%
5. Love You (GMA-7) - 5.1%
6. Fairytail (GMA-7) - 5%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Walang Kapalit (GMA-7) - 4.7%
8. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) / Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
9. Bleach (GMA-7) - 4.5%
10. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 3.5%

1. My Binondo Girl (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Ikaw Ay Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) /Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown (GMA-7) - 11.5%
4. Amaya (GMA-7) / Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 10.9%
5. Nasaan Ka Elisa? (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%
6. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 9.7%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Double Showdown (ABS-CBN) - 7.6%
9. Daldalita (GMA-7) - 7%
10. Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) / Saksi (GMA-7) - 5.8%

December 30, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11.4%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ober Da Bakod 2 (GMA-7) - 6.6%
3. Kokak (GMA-7) - 6.2%
4. Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit (GMA-7) - 6%
5. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (GMA-7) - 5.7%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 5.4%
7. Fairytail (GMA-7) - 5.2%
8. Bleach (GMA-7) - 4.9%
9. Love You (GMA-7) - 4.8%
10. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 4.7%

1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 12.1%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
3. Amaya (GMA-7) - 11.2%
4. My Binondo Girl (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
5. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown (GMA-7) - 10.9%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 10.6%
7. Nasaan Ka Elisa? (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
8. Ikaw Ay Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 10.3%
9. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 9.9%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%

December 31, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.8%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Si Ayala At Si Zobel (GMA-7) - 6.7%
3. Startalk TX (GMA-7) - 5%
4. Sabado Sineplex: Live Free Or Die Hard (TV5) - 3.9%
5. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 3.8%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 3.7%
7. Maynila (GMA-7) / 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 3.3%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
9. Master Hamsters (GMA-7) - 3%
10. Teen Titans (TV5) - 2.9%

1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 8.6%
2. Trending 2011: The GMA News & Public Affairs Yearend Special (GMA-7) - 7.7%
3. Countdown To 2012: The GMA New Year Special (GMA-7) - 7.6%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited (ABS-CBN) - 6.4%
5. 2011 Dos Mil Onse: The ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs Yearend Special (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
6. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 5%
7. Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) - 4.7%
8. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
9. Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
10. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) - 4.1%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

A Mother�s Story � Movie Poster, Trailer and Synopsis

A Mother�s Story � Movie Poster, Trailer and Synopsis

In her first starring role, Host/Comedienne Pokwang ventures into heavy drama in the upcoming ABS-CBN Global and TFC movie �A Mother�s Story.�

The indie film which was shot entirely in the US and jointly produced by ABS-CBN Global and The Filipino Channel (TFC) also stars Rayver Cruz, Noni Buencamino, Daria Ramirez, Ana Capri, Jaime Fabregas, K. Brosas, Xyriel Manabat, and Beth Tamayo in a very special role.

A Mother�s Story - Synopsis:

Medy (Pokwang), a make-up artist, was given the chance of a lifetime to accompany a concert star to the United States for a performance. She promised her family that she will return after a week. However, while in America, she stumbled upon a former classmate Helen (Beth Tamayo) who convinced her to stay for good in the land of milk and honey. She initially refused, but eventually gave in, when she got a call one night from her husband that they need a big amount of money to bring her youngest daughter to the hospital. America has not been the friendliest to her and our story begins with her coming home to Manila literally with nothing.

Medy�s two kids, King (Rayver Cruz) and Queenie (Xyriel Manabat) are now 19 and 7. King struggles with the return of his mother.

Animosity, resentment, shame, and anger are issues he has built with Medy. For the young Queenie, it�s getting to know the mother, who she thought would one day come out of a Balikbayan Box. And as for her husband, Medy discovers something she least expected.

A Mother�s Story - Trailer:

Directed by John Lazatin, �A Mother�s Story� is set to open in theaters nationwide on January 8, 2011.

Enrique Gil on Kathryn Bernardo: "You're Always in My Heart"

Enrique Gil on Kathryn Bernardo: "You're Always in My Heart"

After working together in the family drama movie "Way Back Home" Enrique Gil will be paired anew with young actress Kathryn Bernardo in a new romantic-comedy television series entitled "You're Always In My Heart".

During his interview with Kris Aquino on daily morning talk show KrisTV, Enrique confirms that he will start shooting for this new series after his hit advocacy series "Budoy" which is still airing daily on primetime.

"Yun pong 'You're Always In My Heart' po with Kathryn Bernardo" Enrique confirmed, adding he might also do a movie with Kathryn within the year, "Sana po after ng You're Always In My Heart ay may movie pa po with Kathryn pero hindi pa po sure. May talks lang po."

2012 Predictions: The World Will End on December 21, 2012

2012 Predictions: The World Will End on December 21, 2012

2012 predictions by superstitious groups made people believe �doomsday� is happening this year.

The New Age movement believes that the bloody-red moon that was seen around the world last December as the result of the rare lunar eclipse is the signal for the �2012 phenomenon� where a range of cataclysmic or transformative events will occur within a year�from the time the total lunar eclipse happened until December 21, 2012.

2012 is also regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae related to this date have been proposed.

On a positive note, the New Age interpretation of this transition is that this date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a physical or spiritual transformation, and that 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era. But many suggest that the 2012 date marks the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, or Earth�s collision with a black hole, passing asteroid or a planet called �Nibiru�.

On the other hand, scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in 2012. Professional Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Maya accounts, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar �ends� in 2012 misrepresents Maya history and culture. Astronomers and other scientists have rejected the proposed events as pseudoscience, stating that they are contradicted by simple astronomical observations.

Christians, however, believes that there�s indeed what we call �doomsday� or the end of the world as stated in the Bible but it will come like a �thief in the night� so no single soul on earth can predict when it is going to happen.

Monday, January 2, 2012

MMFF 2011 Week 1 Gross Receipt: "Segunda Mano" Overpowers "Panday 2"

MMFF 2011 Week 1 Gross Receipt: "Segunda Mano" Overpowers "Panday 2"

Wish granted for Kris Aquino.

While Vic Sotto and Ai Ai delas Alas' "Enteng ng Ina Mo" secured its position as the frontrunner in this year's MMFF, Bong Revilla's "Panday 2" lost its battle with Kris Aquino's "Segunda Mano".

A week before the opening of the 7 entries in the 37th MMFF, Kris openly expressed her desire to be placed behind her bestfriend Ai Ai's entry which the former predicted to be the unbeatable number 1.

"Aminin na natin, Vic and Ai Ai movie yan. So wish ko nalang mag-settle yung movie ko sa number 2 slot." Kris was quoted saying.

Here is the official box-office grosses of the 7 MMFF entries for 1 week (December 25, 2011- January 1, 2012) :

1. Enteng Ng Ina Mo� P183,213,717.35-M
2. Segunda Mano � P94,629,812.45-M
3. Panday 2� P86,316,624.55-M
4. My Househusband...Ikaw Na!� P42,587,787.58-M
5. Shake Rattle & Roll 13 � P41,935,473.35-M
6. Manila Kingpin: The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga� P31,781,973.55-M
7. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow� P7,359,070.85-M

Source: MMFF Executive Committee and Ricky Lo via Philippine Star

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Jinkee Pacquiao Covers MEGA Magazine January 2012 Issue

Jinkee Pacquiao Covers MEGA Magazine January 2012 Issue

Mega Magazinee features a totally different Jinkee Pacquiao on the cover of its maiden issue for 2012.

Photographed by Seven Barretto, Makeup by Krist Bansuelo and styled by Angela S. Alarcon and Miel Villamor, Jinkee is wearing designs by top Pinoy couturier Noel Crisostomo.

In this issue, Jinkee talks about what it's like to be married to one history's greatest fighters, and the price she's had to pay for fame and fortune.

Also in this issue is Mega's first-ever 100 List of fearless forecasts, where they let you in on everything - from fashion and beauty up-and-comings, to the people and major events that are sure to set the year of the dragon ablaze.

Mega also shows how to wear the year's most promising style trends, from statement shoes, to stealth-luxe bags, to wide-legged shorts and fun summer suits.

Mega Magazine January 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstores nationwide.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sneak Peek: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Sneak Peek: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Warner Bros.' new action-thriller �Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.� In this gritty new vision for the character, directed by Neveldine/Taylor (�Crank�), Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil�s bounty hunter � but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil� and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

�Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance� is written by Scott M. Gimple & Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer, with a story by Goyer based on the Marvel Comic.

The producers are Steven Paul, Ashok Amritraj, Michael De Luca, Avi Arad, Ari Arad; while the executive producers are E. Bennett Walsh, David S. Goyer, Stan Lee and Mark Steven Johnson.
Joining Cage in the cast are Ciar�n Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert and Idris Elba.

Opening across the Philippines on February 2012, �Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance� is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

New Directors M�ns M�rlind and Bj�rn Stein Give Edgier Vision to �Underworld� Franchise

New Directors M�ns M�rlind and Bj�rn Stein Give Edgier Vision to �Underworld� Franchise

With �Underworld� series stalwart Len Wiseman unavailable to direct the fourth installment �Underworld Awakening,� the filmmakers launched an extensive search for someone to take the helm of the new production. �We considered a number of young filmmakers who had demonstrated an interest in the Underworld franchise,� says producer Gary Lucchesi. �That group included a team of Swedish directors, M�ns M�rlind and Bj�rn Stein. They had co-directed a really interesting film called `Storm,' which seemed to us to have been heavily influenced by `Underworld.'

We could see from watching their earlier movie that they understood how the heroine was set up, the way that the film was shot, the camera movements, the color palette, everything,� says co-producer Richard Wright. �Then they gave us a very detailed presentation book that showed us what they thought the movie should look like. It was obvious these guys were going to bring a lot to the party.�

M�rlind and Stein, who have previously directed separately as well as together, have known each other since they were children. They have developed an uncanny connection that allows them to work most effectively in tandem, with each directing on alternate days. �We flip a coin the day before the shoot,� says Stein. �Usually M�ns wins, which is not necessarily a win. If you win the coin toss, you have to direct the first day, and first day is always chaos.

The directors were well aware of all the work that been done to create the series through the previous three installment and had the utmost respect for the franchise. �The films are based in a strong, interesting and well-developed mythology, which is why we�ve always been fans,� says M�rlind. �Here we are dealing with universal themes like love, survival and death. We take that part of it seriously, but there is so much cool stuff going on that it never becomes pretentious. The series is distinguished by a good mix of performances and visual style, which is something we like. We don�t see ourselves as just visual directors or just acting directors. We love both.�

The pair�s primary concern, says Stein, was being able to bring new, compelling elements to the screen while preserving the best of the past. �We jumped into it because it was such a good script,� says Stein. �The concept of the film itself actually deviates slightly from the earlier movies, so we are walking a fine line. `Underworld Awakening' is not today, it�s not set in our world. That has been challenging because we�ve had to create a new world, while keeping the Underworld stamp on it and staying true to the franchise.
We talked a lot with Len Wiseman and he was very helpful in setting up guidelines for what�s cool and what�s not cool in terms of the Underworld mythos,� he continues. �All these new situations are presented in a totally different environment, and we had to make a lot of decisions on the fly as well, which was fun.

The timeless archetypes of werewolves and Vampires remain. �The Vampire is the sexy, dark side of all of us,� says M�rlind. �But we also have the werewolf side which is the destructive force.�

The biggest difference is in the balance of power, according to Stein. �The Vampires are underdogs for the first time, so they become a minority that you root for,� says the director. �They can kill a man easily, but they can�t kill mankind. I think what�s exciting for fans is that we are taking another step deeper into the mythology that will expand the universe.�

Opening across the Philippines in January 2012, �Underworld Awakening� is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.

Jude Law Back as Dr. James Watson in �Sherlock Holmes� Sequel

Jude Law Back as Dr. James Watson in �Sherlock Holmes� Sequel

An award-winning, acclaimed actor with a wealth of widely varied film roles to his credit, Jude Law once again stars opposite Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. James Watson in Warner Bros.' new action-adventure �Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.�

In the film, Sherlock Holmes (Downey) has always been the smartest man in the room�until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large - Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) - and not only is he Holmes� intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

Downey reveals, �We see the aftereffects of Holmes having been consumed with Moriarty, to the point that he�s clearly kind of �nutting up.� He�s focused on him to the exclusion of everything else, including, quite possibly, his own sanity,� the actor smiles.

That is the state in which Dr. Watson discovers his old friend when he returns to Baker Street on the eve of his wedding to Mary. Jude Law notes, �Watson arrives looking forward to the stag party that his best man, Holmes, was supposed to arrange. Instead, he finds he has reason to be concerned with Holmes� obsessive behavior regarding Professor Moriarty. I don�t think he doubts that Holmes is right, and there�s still a bit of the old soldier in Watson who feels a responsibility to see justice done. But he does suspect it will result in the dilemma he always faces: a secure life with his wife or the thrill of the chase. He undoubtedly has great times when he�s on a case with Holmes and wants to help his friend out of the scrapes he gets himself into, so it�s a constant struggle for the poor chap.�

Director Guy Ritchie says, �We�d all love to have the genius of Sherlock Holmes, although we�re much more likely to empathize with Watson. Being a doctor, he is an intellectual in his own right, but to a degree, Watson is your every man who is enticed by a life of action and Holmes is his window of opportunity to that life. It makes for a perfect partnership, and that�s the engine that drives these stories.�

The connection between Holmes and Watson was reflected in the off-screen friendship between the two actors playing them. Downey attests, �I feel about Jude the way Sherlock feels about John: I love the guy like a brother. I couldn�t ask for a better partner.�

Developing the interaction between Holmes and Watson was one of the most rewarding parts of the first film, and from the get-go, Robert and I slipped right back into it,� Law recalls. �We benefited this time from the fact that we really knew the characters, having laid the bedrock of their relationship in the first film, so we could trust our instincts and even push it a little further.�

Producer Joel Silver states, �There was a kind of magic that came out of the dynamic between Robert and Jude as Holmes and Watson, and the sequel gave us a chance to take that up a notch. In the first movie, we had to give audiences the time to get to know the foibles of the characters. Coming into this movie, we had already laid the foundation, so we could launch right into the action, which is bigger, funnier and more explosive in every sense of the word.�

Opening across the Philippines on Sunday, January 08, �Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows� is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

GMA-7 2012 Telebabad TV Shows

GMA-7 2012 Telebabad TV Shows

Here are the upcoming Telebabad shows of GMA-7 this 2012:

LEGACY starring Geoff Eigenmann, Alessandra de Rossi, Mike Tan, Sid Lucero, Lovi Poe and Heart Evangelista.

BIRITERA starring Glaiza de Castro, Angelika dela Cruz and Dennis Trilo.

MY BELOVED starring Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.

Watch the TV plug below:

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GMA-7 2012 Prime Afternoon TV Shows

GMA-7 2012 Prime Afternoon TV Shows

Here are the upcoming prime afternoon TV shows of GMA-7 this 2012:

THE GOOD DAUGHTER starring Kylie Padilla, Max Collins, LJ Reyes, Daniel Matsunaga, Alicia Mayer, Raymond Bagatsing and Rocco Nacino.

HIRAM NA PUSO starring Kris Bernal, Mark Herras, Bela Padilla, Polo Ravales, and Gina Alajar.

BROKEN VOW starring Bianca King, Luis Alandy, Gabby Eigenmann, and Rochelle Pangilinan.

ALICE BUNGISNGIS AND HER WONDER WALIS starring Bea Binene, Jake Vargas, Lexi Fernandez and Derick Monasterio.

Watch the TV plug below:

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Bea Alonzo Covers COSMOPOLITAN Philippines Magazine January 2012 Issue

Bea Alonzo Covers COSMOPOLITAN Philippines Magazine January 2012 Issue

Bea Alonzo is the cover girl of Cosmopolitan Philippines� main issue for 2012.

Bea Alonzo reveals �New Bod, New Man, and New Outlook on Life� inside Cosmopolitan�s January 2012 issue.

Other features inside this issue include �10 Brilliant Shortcuts to Achieving Your Goals,� �Sexy New You!,� �Why It Pays to Be a Tiger Girlfriend,� �Are You an Orgasm Virgin?,� �Peel Off the Pounds, Celebrity Style� and more!

Cosmopolitan Philippines Magazine January 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstores nationwide.

Ellen Adarna Covers FHM Philippines Magazine January 2012 Issue

Ellen Adarna Covers FHM Philippines Magazine January 2012 Issue

Kapuso star Ellen Adarna covers FHM Philippines Magazine January 2012 double cover issue.

Aside from Ellen Adarna, other features inside FHM�s January 2012 issue include �Hello End of the World,� �Bomba Takilya,� �Guitar Heroes,� �Ready for the Big Lay,� �Goodbye Old Self,� �I Want You, Read My Lips,� and more!

FHM Philippines Magazine January 2012 double cover issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstores nationwide.

Charice Covers PREVIEW Magazine January 2011 Issue

Charice Covers PREVIEW Magazine January 2011 Issue

International singing sensation Charice covers Preview Magazine�s first issue for 2012.

Aside from interesting feature about Charice, Preview's other topics includes �Bold New Fashion,� �Super Size Me,� �Preview Editors Find the Right Color for You,� �Over 263 Designers Who Matter,� and more!

Preview Magazine January 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstores nationwide.

JM de Guzman Shares: "Sa teatro walang pera!"

JM de Guzman Shares: "Sa teatro walang pera!"

Young actor JM de Guzman admitted that there was a time when people told him that he is not good enough to be a star and that served as a challenge for him to do better in his work as an actor.

Maraming beses po na nasabi sa akin. Ginagamit ko po �yon para mas lalo akong ganahan at mag-focus,� he said.

Sa teatro walang pera, sinasabi nila sa akin �tigilan mo na �yan, di ka yayaman diyan at di ka uunlad diyan. Pero tinuloy ko pa rin po,� he added.

De Guzman, who started as a theater actor, found his way into the mainstream TV industry.

He said he learned a lot during the transition.

Malaki rin po ang adjustment. In terms of focal power, in terms sa paggalaw. Sa teatro mas malaki po ang galaw,� he said.

De Guzman rose to fame after he starred in defunct hit series "Mula Sa Puso."

De Guzman is now the lead star of "Angelito: Batang Ama."

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Liv Espino Confirms Suicide of Husband Tyron Perez

Liv Espino Confirms Suicide of Husband Tyron Perez

Liv Espino, the wife of late actor Tyron Perez, confirmed her husband committed suicide.

According to Espino she was talking on the phone with her husband when he shot himself.

"Around 9:00 o�clock ang sabi n�ya hindi na niya kaya eh. Gagawin na niya. �Magpapakamatay na ako, magpapakamatay na ako,� sabi niya. �Gusto mong marinig?� Akala ko joke lang. Binaril niya �yung sarili niya. Parang, bam. Parang nahulog na malaking book, parang ganoon. Narinig ko lang na nag-struggle siya huminga. Nahulog na �yung phone. Hello ako nang hello, wala, wala na." Liv narrated.

Espino also revealed that they were having a marital problem caused by Perez�s gambling problem. She even said that Perez moved out of their house a month ago.

Photo: ABS-CBN

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Philpost Releases Year of the Dragon Stamps

Philpost Releases Year of the Dragon Stamps

To welcome the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese lunar calendar on January 23, Philippine Postal Corp. released a two dragon-design stamps.

About around 35,000 pieces of the head of a fire-breathing dragon for the P7 stamp and full picture of a dragon printed on the P30 stamp have initially been printed while there are 5,000 souvenir sheets worth P74 each have also been made available according to postmaster general Josefina dela Cruz.

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dragon begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013.