The movie is scheduled to hit theaters March 23, 2011.
Feb 28, 2011
The winners are:
The King’s Speech
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Alice in Wonderland,
Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
Inception, Wally Pfister
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):
The Lost Thing
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
The King’s Speech, David Seidler
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
In a Better World (Denmark)
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
Inception, Richard King
The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
We Belong Together from Toy Story 3
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
The Social Network
Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs A Representational Pictures Production
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:
Strangers No More
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):
God of Love
Feb 27, 2011
There's supposed to be 40. But since 2 candidates were disqualified due to an almost naked pictorial in the past modeling competition that they joined in, the official list of candidates are now narrowed down to 38.
The official 38 candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2011 are:
1. Zephorah Mayon aka Zara Aldana, Las Pinas City
2. Elizabeth Clenci, Australia
3. Carolyn Ty, Quezon City
4. Gianna Therese Quintos, Caloocan City
5. Jennielyn Natividad, Batangas City
6. Patricia Marie Tumulak, Manila
7. Roxanne Cabañero, Davao
8. Angelia Gabrena Ong aka Gabby Ong, Manila
9. Ma. Kristina May Marasigan aka Tina Marasigan, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
10. Hazelyn Santos, Manila
11. Diana Arevalo, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
12. Carla Lacson, La Union
13. Queenierich Rehman aka Queenie Rehman, Pasay City
14. Marish Alyssa Marquinez, Angeles City, Pampanga
15. Arabella Hanesh aka Ara Hanesh, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
16. Sabrinne Al-Tawil, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
17. Teresa Pamela Ludovice, Manila
18. Wendy Lucas, Jones, Isabela
19. Jenette Mieko Noguchi aka Jet Noguchi, Palo Alto City, California
20. Kenneth Shane Dimaapi, Plaridel, Bulacan
21. Paula Camille Figueroas, Marikina City
22. Luzelle Felipe, Hagonoy, Bulacan
23. Martha Chloe McCulley aka Chloe Dauden, Pasay City
24. Isabella Manjon, Manila
25. Shamcey Supsup, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
26. Janine Tugonon, Balanga City, Bataan
27. Ma. Paula Bianca Paz, Baguio City
28. Krystle Ann Grant aka Krystle Dizon, Hayward California
29. Kathleen Subijano aka Cai Subijano, Woodland Hills, California
30. Samantha Purvor, Quezon City
31. Jenn Roe Gubat, Malolos City, Bulacan
32. Dianne Elaine Necio, Legazpi City, Albay
33. Mary Jean Lastimosa aka MJ Lastimosa, Manila
34. Suzette Hernandez, Batangas
35. Camille Alexis Baltazar, Las Pinas City
36. Sarah Nicole Clenci, Australia
37. Ladylyn Riva, Nabas, Aklan
38. Glennifer Perido, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
These ladies will vie for three major titles including Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, Bb. Pilipinas-International, and Bb. Pilipinas-Globe.
Choosing the country's representative for the yearly Miss World pageant is no longer in the hands of Bb. Pilipinas. The local Miss World franchise is now with the beauty and wellness guru, Ms. Cory Quirino.
Feb 25, 2011
Regal Films' Lily Monteverde and GMA Films' Annette Gozon-Abrogar have announced the cast of Temptation Island. In the lead roles are Marian Rivera, Solenn Heussaff, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Rufa Mae Quinto. Leading men include Paulo Avelino, Aljur Abrenica, Tom Rodriguez, and Jake Cuenca.
Temptation Island is under the direction of Chris Martinez.
The relationship did not last long because Anna Dasig, one of Sarah's closest friends, found out Rayver was courting Cristine Reyes by the time he and Sarah were still on.
Even Judy Ann Santos was a witness to Sarah's heartbreak as she recalls, "She [Sarah] was hurt, very hurt. Niyakap ko siya at umiyak lang siya. Alam ko naman na ‘yong moment na ‘yon, ‘yon lang ang kailangan. Someone to comfort her,”
Cristine Reyes, on the other hand, was quoted as saying "matanda na, nakikialam pa" regarding Sharon Cuneta who reportedly talked to Rayver about the controversy.
I wonder how the megastar would react to this.
Emmy Awards might not have recognized her, but Charice is certainly making waves in some other part of the globe (at least when it comes to awards).
Last October, her album became certified gold in Japan. And for the past week, her shows has been a success. Japan surely loves Charice.
Feb 24, 2011
Sarah Geronimo is on the cover of Yes! Magazine's March 2011 issue.
The pop star princess talks about Rayver Cruz for the first time in this said issue. You wouldn't want to miss this.
Sorry for the lack of updates the past week. I went on a trip to Baguio and Benguet with some friends.
The picture above is a Mt. Pulag sunrise. One word to describe the experience – heavenly.
Feb 17, 2011
GMA-7 had a story conference this afternoon for their upcoming epicseries Amaya.
Kristoffer Martin, the young star who was allegedly removed from the cast of Nita Negrita because Barbie Forteza and Joshua Dionisio don't want to work with him, is now in Amaya. He plays a young warrior and brother to Sid Lucero and Buboy Villar.
Pinoy Big Brother Double Up housemate, Rocky Salumbides, has also transferred networks as he is in the list of cast for this coming series.
Here's the line-up of actors for the epicseries Amaya as revealed during the story conference:
Feb 16, 2011
From PEP's scoopbox: "Sigurado nang si Sid Lucero ang isa pang leading man ni Marian sa "Amaya." Present siya sa ginaganap na storycon ng epicserye ng GMA-7 ngayon."
Sid Lucero will play the role of a warrior in Amaya. Built like he is, Sid definitely fits the role of a mighty warrior from the old times.
The highlight of Sid Lucero's career had been the 2010 International Emmy Awards nomination in the Best Actor category for his role in ABS-CBN's Dahil May Isang Ikaw. And as Sid is well-known as a Kapamilya, the actor was actually first seen in GMA-7 shows such as Narito ang Puso Ko, and Hanggang Kailan. He was also in the 2005 remake of Darna, as well as in Etheria.
Local award-giving bodies have also recognized Sid's acting capabilities. He is a two-time Gawad Urian Best Actor awardee for his roles in the movies Donsol (2007) and Selda (2008). Selda also won him another Best Actor award in the 6th Gawad Tanglaw in 2008.
There's a new online flash game dedicated to the Filipina pop star Charice. It was only submitted yesterday over at http://www.onlineflashgames.com where you can play it via a pop-up window or in the main browser itself.
*Note: The advertisement takes quite a while. Just wait for the game to load after clicking on "Play."
Marian Rivera will have three leading men in GMA-7's upcoming epicserye, Amaya. Jome Silayan was first rumored to be one of the leading men. Derek Ramsay was allegedly offered the role but refused. Then Sid Lucero (the Emmy-nominated actor for his role in Dahil May Isang Ikaw) is reportedly just waiting for the contract.
But amid the speculations, a newbie actor is now confirmed to be one of Marian's leading men in Amaya.
After auditioning for the role, Mikael Daez was given a nod by the network to be one of Marian's leading men.
Mikael, 23, is a Business Administration graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, where he also finished his grade school and high school. A part-time commercial and print-ad model, he was seen on TVCs like Dole, SM, and Jollibee Champ.
Piolo Pascual was teary-eyed after going down the stage to serenade KC Concepcion with the song Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap in his concert last February 14 at the Philippine International Convention Center. KC was in the audience wearing a red dress.
After the song, Piolo went back up the stage to give a little speech. He said, "Just to let you know, that wasn't planted. It wasn't planned as well. I just thought of just singing that song and when I started, you know, thinking about the lyrics I realized just one dream I've always wanted to fulfill, and that's, of course, to be with that special someone. And I hope, I'm not being cheesy but I've always been single most of my life and I'm giving love a chance. Of course, I've always been a private person so even my admission on The Buzz was really nerve-wracking. I just did it because I felt it in my heart and I had to stand up for somebody, somebody who's really, really.... naiiyak ako..."
He then turned his back to the audience for a while before continuing, "...somebody who's been there, who showed me the true meaning of love. So thank you, thank you, Kristina."
The fans went gaga over that speech and it showed just how much Piolo's fans agree with his relationship with the megadaughter.
Feb 15, 2011
Do you love cooking? Then this new reality show from GMA-7 might just be for you.
GMA-7 launches a new cooking reality show and they are looking for contestants. If you have all of the qualifications cited below, then you could be the next kitchen superstar!
- 18-50 years old
- Male or Female
- with expert cooking skills
- without any culinary school training
Audition Dates and Venues are as follows:
February 19 - SM City North Edsa (10AM-10PM)
February 26 - SM Rosales & SM City Pampanga
March 5 - SM City Cebu
March 12 - SM City Iloilo & SM City Naga
Davao audition (TBA)
* Bring your specialty dish (good for 2-3 people), and 1 valid ID with picture.
Columbia Pictures has recently announced that the new Spider-Man movie will be called The Amazing Spider-Man.
They also released a photo of Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) garbed as Spidey.
Andrew plays Peter Parker/Spiderman in this full 3D movie directed by Marc Webb.
The Amazing Spider-Man also stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, and Martin Sheen. The movie is currently in production and will be released July 3, 2012.
Here's Andrew Garfield in full Spider-Man suit while filming some scenes.
For her 40th birthday, the presidential sister had a medical mission in Tarlac (her hometown) last Saturday morning. She also had a private dinner in her home that night attended by her closest friends from showbiz and politics, as well as her siblings including the President himself, Noynoy Aquino.
The president even dedicated a song number to Kris, his youngest sister.
For her birthday, Kris wishes legal freedom for her and estranged husband James Yap. She tweeted:
And about an hour ago, she told Twitterworld the best gift she received:
The material gift was actually a bracelet that she tweeted about last Sunday:
Catch Kris Aquino on The Price is Right from Monday-Friday before TV Patrol. You can also follow Kris on Twitter by clicking here.
It's her very first tv special since she started her singing career years ago. And it's not just another concert made for tv, because her repertoire included songs closest to her heart, narrating the story of her rags-to-riches journey in between songs.
But aside from the fact that it's her first ever concert special, she has another reason to be proud about Charice: Home For Valentine's. According to Kantar Media-TNS National Household Ratings, Charice toppled its ABS-CBN rival show, Sharon Cuneta's Star Power, for that date. The Charice special got 24% of viewership while Star Power only got 14.9%.
With 24%, Charice: Home For Valentine's also topped the primetime ratings for February 13, 2011. It was closely followed, though, by ABS-CBN shows Rated K with 23.7% and Goin' Bulilit with 21.1%. Sharon's Star Power was at the number 7 spot.
Kantar Media's National TV Ratings for Primetime (Feb. 13, 2011)
TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) 20%; 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) 13.5%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 21.1%; Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) 19.1%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) 23.7%; Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 19.8%
Star Power: Sharon's Search for the Next Pop Superstar (ABS-CBN) 14.9%; Charice Home for Valentine's (GMA-7) 24%
Cheche Lazaro Presents Isang Kakaibang Kuwento ng Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) 4.5%; Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) 11.1%; The Making of My Valentine Girls (GMA-7) 4.8%
Urban Zone (ABS-CBN) 1.6%; Diyos at Bayan (GMA-7) 0.8%
The Top 10:
1. Charice Home For Valentine’s (GMA-7) – 24%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 23.7%
3. Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 21.1%
4. TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 20%
5. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 19.8%
6. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) – 19.1%
7. Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Pop Superstar (ABS-CBN) – 14.9%
8. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 13.5%
9. Magic? Gimik! (TV5) – 11.8%
10. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) – 11.6%
We have all been waiting for Charice's return to Glee, actually excited for those four more episodes that the young international pop star will be on. But other fans are hoping for more. They want the pint-sized singer to be a series regular of the Fox hit show. And they're not Pinoys, mind you.
That said, Hollywood Life (who says that Charice is their favorite part of Glee season two) was able to talk to Naya Rivera at Sephora’s OPI Glee Collection launch in Los Angeles last Saturday and they had the chance to ask her if Charice will eventually be made a series regular.
"You never know," said Naya, but added that the possibility hasn't been ruled out. “It is always up in the air... I’m just along for the ride.”
Naya Rivera is also excited for Charice's comeback. “I can’t wait,” she said. “She was so sweet and a tremendous talent.”
There's an ongoing survey here on whether you want Charice to be a regular on Glee or not. I voted yes and by the time I voted, 65.19% wants Charice to be a regular while 33.97% says no. 0.85%, though, doesn't care. If you care to vote, click here.
After the Superbowl National Anthem fail, Christina Aguilera this time nearly falls after her performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards 2011.Lucky for her she caught herself and immediately regained balance before landing flat on her behind.
Christina performed an Aretha Franklin medley together with Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch, and Martina McBride.
Feb 14, 2011
Charice sang the big songs that she is known for like Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You and Beyonce's Listen, as well as some of the songs from her first international studio album.
Here are videos of the said Valentine tv special:
If I Ain't Got You (with Rachel Ann Go) and Listen:
All By Myself:
Pyramid and Reset with Elmo Magalona:
Billie Jean with Michael V
I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You:
The two Ladies (Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga) are two of the big winners at the 53rd Grammy Awards held February 13th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum went home with four major awards including Record of the Year, while Lady Gaga won two.
The Filipino-Puerto Rican singer Bruno Mars also won Best Male Pop Performance for Just the Way You Are while my personal favorite, Train, won Best Pop Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocals for Hey Soul Sister.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber won nothing. He lost the Best New Artist award to jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding.
The major winners of the 53rd Grammy Awards:
Album Of The Year:
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Record Of The Year:
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist:
Song Of The Year:
Need You Now — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)
Best Female Pop Performance:
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Best Male Pop Performance:
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
Imagine – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
Best Pop Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Hey, Soul Sister — Train
Best Pop Vocal Album:
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Best Dance Recording:
Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Tighten Up — The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock Performance:
New Fang — Them Crooked Vultures
Best Rock Song:
Angry World — Neil Young (Neil Young)
Best Rock Album:
The Resistance – Muse
Best Alternative Music Album:
Brothers — The Black Keys
Best Female R&B Performance:
Bittersweet – Fantasia
Best Male R&B Performance:
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Soldier Of Love — Sade
Best Contemporary R&B Album:
Raymond V Raymond — Usher
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Empire State Of Mind — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Best Rap Song:
Empire State Of Mind — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
Best Rap Album:
Recovery — Eminem
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:
As She’s Walking Away — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
Best Country Song:
Need You Now — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)
Best Country Album:
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Lady Gaga arrived at the 53rd Grammy Awards inside a gigantic egg carried by four half-naked men and escorted by a woman with a deformed face.
Many speculated that it's part of Lady Gaga's act and it was proven true when the avant-garde singer performed onstage.
Lady Gaga performed her latest single, Born this Way, for the first time to the delight of those watching the awards ceremonies. She started the performance inside the gigantic egg and eventually getting out of it to sing and dance on the stage.
Lady Gaga won the Best Pop Vocal Album award for the album The Fame Monster and the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance award for her song Bad Romance.
Watch Lady Gaga in her very Born this Way performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards after the jump.
Esperanza Spalding wins the 53rd Grammy Awards Best New Artist beating the Canadian YouTube star cum international singing sensation Justin Bieber.
Esperanza Spalding is a multi-instrumentalist best known as a jazz bassist and singer (wikipedia). The 26-year-old musician is of African-American, Welsh, and Spanish descent.
She has three albums under her belt – Junjo (2006), Esperanza (2008), and Chamber Music Society (2010) – and has collaborated with artists like Fourplay, Stanley Clarke, Christian Scott, Donald Harrison, Joe Lovano, Nino Josele, Nando Michelin, and Theresa Perez.
And if you wanna know more about who she is, watch the "Who is Esperanza Spalding?" after the jump.
Charlie Green is starting to grow into a fine young man. I'm sure he'd make it into a heartthrob status given a few more years from now.
Just look at this screencap from the music video of his single A Friend Like You.
Featuring Rachel Ann Go, A Friend Like You is from Charlie's album with the same title. The album also includes such old hits like For Once in My Life, Too Young, Let it Be, Go Away Little Girl, and My Cherie Amour.
Watch A Friend Like You's music video after the jump.
Feb 13, 2011
The Azkals had a victory party last night for winning the game against Mongolia last February 9 at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Bacolod. The party was held at the A Venue's Kyss Superclub in Makati City.
Tim Yap was there. And it seems that James Younghusband, member of the Azkals' team and brother of Phil Younghusband, has told Tim something that the fans of Phil and Angel Locsin have been waiting for.
It can be recalled that Phil asked Angel over Twitter if she's available on Valentine's Day. The actress then replied (also on Twitter) that she's not available on the said day but added that they can try it another day.
It seems, though, that "another day" came sooner than Valentine's.
Last night, Tim Yap tweeted:
And when asked who gave him the info, he added:
Since the tweet was made last night, the said date would take place today, February 13th.
The fans are actually excited and are waiting for Angel and Phil's tweets regarding the rumored date. And coming from Tim Yap, we're guessing that its' true.
The trailer of the much-awaited X-Men movie, X-Men: First Class, has been released.
X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Lucas Till as Havok, Zoe Kravitz as Angel, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Jason Flemyng as Azazel.
X-Men: First Class official trailer after the jump.<!--more>
Charice's first ever tv concert special, Charice: Home For Valentine's, airs at 8:30 tonight on GMA-7. The international pop star will have, as her guests, Kapuso artists Ogie Alcasid, Michael V, Rachel Ann Go, and Elmo Magalona.
Don't forget to watch as Charice will relate her journey from a struggling amateur singer in the Philippines to the most promising international artist that she is now.
Charice: Home For Valentine's is directed by Louie Ignacio, with the musical direction of Homer Flores.
ABS-CBN is getting ready for the 4th season of the hit reality television show, Pinoy Big Brother. The Big Brother House will again open its doors late this year for a new batch of housemates.
Past winners of Pinoy Big Brother include Nene Tamayo (Season 1), Beatriz Saw (Season 2), Melai Cantiveros (Season 3), Keanna Reeves (Celebrity Edition 1), Ruben Gonzaga (Celebrity Edition 2), Kim Chiu (Teen Edition 1), Ejay Falcon (Teen Edition Plus), and James Reid (Teen Clash 2010)
Audition dates and venues are as follows:
March 4 – Metro Manila
March 10 – Pangasinan
March 16 – Camarines Sur
March 19 – Davao
March 24 – Laguna
April 6 – Bacolod
April 18 – Ormoc
June 4 – Cebu
June 9 – Bukidnon
June 15 – Zamboanga
Sarah and Martin's Valentine concert at the Araneta Coliseum, What Love Is, was attended by avid fans of both singers. Sarah's fans even lined up with white roses for the singer after the concert for a meet-and-greet.
The popstar princess was full of energy as evident in this video clip of the opening number:
photo: Garlic Garcia
Billy Crawford and Karylle now joins Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Kim Atienza, Jugs and Teddy as regular hosts of Showtime.
Karylle was one of the longest-staying judges. She stayed in Showtime as one of the Hurados for 13 weeks, only leaving due to self-eviction.
Karylle said it was her manager who made her do the self-eviction. She didn't know she'd be included as one of the show's regular hosts. It was actually only yesterday, after her song and dance number on Showtime, that she learned about it when it was announced on the spot.
Billy, on the other hand, joined the Hurados for a week last December 2010.
Catch Showtime in its new timeslot, Mondays to Saturdays, 10:15 AM, before Happy Yipee Yehey! at 12:15 PM.
Feb 12, 2011
Viva could have shown this earlier in time for Valentine's Day. Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano look good together in the new posters of the upcoming Viva Films' movie Who's That Girl? that it could have put up a good competition to the Richard Gutierrez-starrer, My Valentine Girls.
Who's That Girl also stars Eugene Domingo, Dina Bonnevie, Joy Viado, DJ Durano, and John Lapus, among others. Directed by Wenn Deramas, the movie is showing on March 2, 2011.
Two more pics after the jump.
Phil and James Younghusband
The tweet was made before Phil's flight back to Manila from Bacolod where they won the game against Mongolia at The Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
In his Twitter, Phil wrote:
“@143redangel Hi Angel! This Phil. How are you? I was just wondering if you are free for Valentines day?”
It was such a kilig moment for the netizens and everyone aware waited for Angel Locsin's reply. After some 40 minutes, Angel tweeted: "Twitterworld, kalma! :)" telling the netizens who calm down. And then she replied to Phil:
@PhilYHusband hi! this is angel☺ Congrats on your win last night! Tnx for the invite but I have work on valentines.. Let's try another day☺
It's becoming confusing, though, because Phil dropped the name of Marian Rivera as his crush during an interview with Boy Abunda in Cinema One's Eleven. He also said that it's his brother James who has a crush on KC Concepcion.
Confusing. But I guess he's just testing the waters. He's very single, and it's just on Twitter, after all.
Feb 11, 2011
Thia, together with a bunch of other hopefuls, got through the first round.
Thia is not new to this kind of competition as she was a semi-finalist in America's Got Talent in 2009.
It's just sad that she seems to be a favorite of the Vote for the Worst website. But then again, I hope they change their minds when they hear more from Thia Megia. Well, not that VFTW's choice matters. But still...
For those who do not know Summertime, here's a video of Ella Fitzgerald singing it live:
Borgy is the grandson of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, and the son of Ilocos Norte representative Imee Marcos. Perhaps he got his fashion flair from his grandmother, Imelda Marcos who is known for her exquisite taste in fashion (and countless shoes).
Aside from modeling, Borgy is also the director of sneaker boutique Bunker, Obey flagship store Manila, and Happy Mondays Productions.
This photo of GMA-7's upcoming afternoon drama Nita Negrita has caused some negative reactions from the netizens when it was uploaded by Carlos Celdran on Twitpic, but more so when Chuvaness dedicated a blog entry to the pic.
Some call it offensive, some call it racist.
But come on, that word had been in our history books ever since. Our aborigines, after all, are called Negritos. It's not as if the network chose that title to be an insult to the dark-skinned Filipinos.
Why bash this show when racism is more apparent on whitening soap/lotion tv commercials, hair straightening shampoo ads, etc?
Remember the Red Mobile's Crazy Low Rates Promo I blogged about last month? Aside from the fact that I'm sure you watched Derek Ramsay's TVC over and over on YouTube because he's so hot and also because Red Mobile has crazy Crazy Low Rates, I hope you joined the promo as well.
The promo ended February 5th and here it is, the list of 10 lucky winners of Nokia C3 cellphones from Red Mobile:
Jonaliane Meach S.A. Flores
Kristina Amanda Cruz
Kimberly E. Sabas
Glory Ann Ocay
Winners will be contacted via confirmation email from Red Mobile. For more questions, email Red Mobile at email@example.com. Congratulations!
Aside from ASAP Rocks and the Valentine concert with Concert King Martin Nievera on February 12 at the Araneta, she is also doing a movie with Gerald Anderson entitled Just the Way You Are. (We can almost hear Gerald singing the Bruno Mars song.)
The movie is a venture of Viva Films and Star Cinema since the Pop Star Princess is a Viva talent.
Sarah and Gerald are also happy with the way the Kimeralds (Gerald and Kim Chiu's fans) are supporting their love team. The Kimeralds actually threatened no to support Gerald if he would be partnered with other actresses other than Kim, but I guess they've opened their minds to the opportunities that await their idols outside their team-up.
As with the talks about Sarah leaving ABS-CBN, those are merely speculations. As a matter-of-fact, Sarah renewed her contract with the said network before 2010 ended.
Charice attended the Women's Day Red Dress Awards in New York last February 8th and walked the red carpet together with host by Mario Lopez, Seal, Barbara Walters, Hoda Kotb who confessed that she is a fan of the Filipina singer.
"When she sang on Oprah that time, I have to tell you I stood up on my couch, applauded alone in my living room because I thought she sang like an angel," relates Hoda.
E! News host Giuliana Rancic was also looking forward to see Charice perform. She says, "I'm excited to see her perform tonight. I've never seen her perform so I'm very excited."
Charice performed the big songs she used to do like Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You, and Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. As always, she didn't fail to deliver, reason for a standing ovation from the audience.
The Red Dress Awards recognizes and honors those who have made strides against heart disease. It's a campaign close to Charice's heart because one of her siblings died of heart disease.
"It's really important because I want not only the women but all the people around the world to take care of themselves, their hearts... I'm really glad that I'm part of this charity event."
Watch Charice at the Women's Day Red Dress Awards below.
Feb 10, 2011
"I'm doing Glee, of course," she told Hollywood Life at the Women's Day Red Dress Awards in New York. "I'm on for four more episodes, which is exciting."
Despite only appearing on the season 2 pilot, people have come to love her nerdy fashion sense. But would she have the same look when she comes back? Well, this is what she has to say:
"People think my role is kind of a nerdy one, so I think it would be fun for Sunshine to do something to transform herself and do like Beyoncé's 'Crazy in Love'. Like a diva, and come out and be like, 'Wow!'"
Are you excited for Charice's comeback to Glee? We are. But you can catch the international star on her GMA-7 Valentine special called Charice: Home for Valentine's this coming February 13, 2011, Sunday, at 8:30 PM.
Happy Yipee Yehey! is ABS-CBN's newest show to pilot this Saturday, February 12th.
After Pilipinas Win na Win failed to capture the hearts of the televiewers, ABS-CBN decided to just move Showtime's timeslot and temporarily made it the network's noontime show.
What we didn't know is that they were cooking something up and they took the time to really make it a sure hit to the televiewers.
Happy Yipee Yehey! boasts of big stars as its main hosts. Ace program host Toni Gonzaga is joined by her Pinoy Big Brother co-host Mariel Rodriguez plus Randy Santiago and John Estrada who are both experts in hosting noontime shows. Randy was the main host of GMA-7's 80s noontime show Lunch Date which later became SST. He also hosted ABS-CBN's noontime show MTB together with John and Willie Revillame during the show's run.
Pinoy Big Brother Double Up winner Melai Cantiveros is also in the show as well as the beauty queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo. It's good that they put Melai on this show rather than Pokwang because the public (IMO) doesn't find her funny anymore. Melai puts in a new flavor. Let's just hope she'd learn how to talk a little slower when hosting.
It's also good to know that Bianca has a new show since her afternoon comedy drama, Juanita Banana, will soon end.
Bentong and the YouTube star Kuya Jobert are also present to add comedy to the show.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.
“There’s a billboard ad in Edsa developed by advertisers who think consumers are stupid. Guess.”
Many thought it was the Megastar's Marie France billboard that the controversial celebrity doctor was referring to. After all, many believed that the "after" imager in the Marie France ad was Photoshopped.
In an interview with PEP, Sharon commented on the said tweet with as follows:
“Kung totoo ‘yon, ang kapal ng mukha niya!
“As far as I’m concerned, stupid people shouldn’t comment on what is stupid or not! If I may add to that: Decent people are (the only) people I would like to listen to. Not those who do not know the meaning of decency. And who treat women like they’re nothing! Excuse me!” She added, “You want to start a war with me? You? Fix all your problems first”, Cuneta continued.
But was it really the Marie France ad that Hayden was referring to? Here's Hayden's reply to Sharon's statements via his Twitter account:
“Wow. I wasn’t referring to MF. I was referring to a certain L**D, that’s supposed to be “LOURDES”. Dahan dahan naman po.”
But who would really believe that the ad wasn't Photoshopped? We saw the megastar in concert last month and here she was:
Feb 9, 2011
Kim looks like a mannequin stranded in an island in a white tank top and wet hair.
Gerald, in a separate pic, is as handsome as ever in a yellow tee and shorts.
Sam is set to front act the Taylor Swift concert not only here in Manila but on her entire Asian tour. Sam is said to be personally handpicked by Taylor. Time to conquer a bigger audience, Sam. After all, your runner-up in Little Big Star has already conquered the world.
Geoff, on the other hand, is in the cast of the upcoming GMA-7 Pinoy fantasy series, Captain Barbell: Ang Pagbabalik which would star Richard Gutierrez, while StarStruck V winners Steven and Sarah are busy with their respective soap operas – Steven with Koreana and Sarah with Little Star.
Both Jon Avila and Rafael Rosell started as models. They were also both part of the defunct ABS-CBN boy group called Coverboys, which is the local (and) tamer version of the Chippendales. The Coverboys held a lot of concerts here and abroad and the members were a hit to the female and gay crowd. What with their well-defined bodies and mestizo looks plus their willingness to shed those clothes?
Jon is currently part of TV5’s Sunday noontime variety show PO5. Rafael, on the other hand, is one of the main cast of Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine.
Cute boys get into their skimpiest clothing for the Bench Summer 2011: Return to Temptation campaign.
Jome Silayan, who is one of Marian Rivera’s leading men in the upcoming GMA-7 primetime series Amaya, is dashing in a yellow-and-green boxer briefs while sitting on a motor bike behind Paulo Avelino who is so boyishly sexy in red boxers with white lining. Paulo is currently one of the leads in GMA-7’s afternoon series Alakdana.
Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up runner-up Paul Jake Castillo is shirtless with a life buoy while inset is (again) Paulo Avelino in green briefs posing as a fisherman complete with a fishing net.
Meanwhile, Miko Raval, JayR, Ron Morales, and Franco Daza get all smiles in their undies showing off their hot bods.