Nov 30, 2011
Intensity 2 was felt in Manila, Quezon City, Pangasinan and Baguio.
Nov 29, 2011
Angel Locsin looks so ready for the Holidays on the cover of Meg December 2011-January 2012 issue.
Angel Locsin on the cover was photographed by Mark Nicdao, styled by Pam Quiñones and hair and makeup by Nante Alingasa and Lala Flores respectively.
Angel is currently seen on the Saturday sitcom Toda Max where she stars opposite Robin Padilla and Vhong Navarro. She is also doing the movie What Matters Most which is said to hit theaters in January 2012.
The movie poster and trailer of the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, Enteng ng Ina Mo, has just been released. The movie stars Box Office King and Queen Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas in a story that combined two movie sequels, the blockbusters Enteng Kabisote and Tanging Ina Mo.
Directed by Tony Y. Reyes, Enteng ng Ina Mo also stars Marvin Agustin, Oyo Sotto, Calo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco, Nikki Valdez, Aiza Seguerra, Bing Loyzaga, Amy Perez, Gwen Zamora, Ruby Rodriguez, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Xyriel Manabat with the special participation of Eugene Domingo.
Enteng ng Ina Mo and the rest of 2011 MMFF entries will be shown on December 25.
Watch the movie trailer after the jump.
Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited had its nomination night yesterday, November 28, 2011. Both the Day and Night houses had new sets of nominees.
Jaz Manabat of the Night house told Big Brother she wanted to leave the house already because she misses her loved ones in the "outside world." Surprisingly, Big Brother allowed her to leave without much drama.
Nominated in the Day house were Naprey, Reg and Unad.
In the Night House, Jaz actually got the biggest number of votes and it was a good thing she exited because it seemed that her housemates don't like her anymore. Without Jaz, the three nominated were Tol, Casey and Wendy.
You can Vote to Save or Vote to Evict a nominated housemate by texting the following:
Vote to Save – text BBS <NAME OF HOUSEMATE>
Vote to Evict – text BBE <NAME OF HOUSEMATE>
Send to 2331 for Globe, TM and Sun Cellular subscribers or 231 for Smart and Talk N' Text subscribers.
You can also vote online by going to www.pinoybigbrother.com.
Piolo Pascual arrived in Manila yesterday, November 28, from Japan. The controversial actor was instantly bombarded with questions regarding what his ex-girlfriend KC Concepcion told The Buzz in the interview that aired on November 27.
"I don't think I have anything else to say," the singer/actor said calmly."KC has already said her piece so hayaan na lang muna natin don kasi it's a very sensitive issue and hindi naman biro 'yong pinagdaanan naming dalawa."
The team of Jackie Forster and Angelicopter decided to quit Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown before Tala even had the chance to vote during the second Tribal Council aired on November 28, 2011.
Jackie and Angelicopter couldn't take how the last Immunity Challenge has turned out. It's not about the fact that they lost the challenge, but how the Bulan tribe, most especially Arnold Aninion who "turned into a monster" during the challenge, played dirty.
Nov 28, 2011
The University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad has wowed not just Pinoys but the international audience by bagging the 3rd place award in the Cheer Mixed Category of the 6th Cheerleading World Championships (CWC) held at the Hong Kong Coliseum on November 26 and 27, 2011. CWC is held every two years since 2001.
Watch the videos of the UP Pep Squad's performances after the jump.
KC Concepcion was interviewed by Boy Abunda in yesterday's episode of The Buzz. Though she couldn't tell anyone about what exactly happened, a crying KC admitted that she and Piolo Pascual has indeed broken up.
KC couldn't say the reason for the break-up. She explained it by saying, "may mga bagay na parang hindi ko na kayang lunukin, hindi ko na kaya 'yon tanggapin..." The megadaughter also admitted that she's angry but wouldn't elaborate more on why she's angry and what were the things/facts that she couldn't accept. "Hindi ko masabi kasi, e. Hindi ko talaga Tito Boy masabi sa kahit na sinong tao kung ano'ng nangyari. Hindi ko talaga pwedeng sabihin."
Nov 27, 2011
Pinoy Big Brother is calling all Filipino teens with ages 13 to 17 years old to audition for the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 4 which is happening soon.
The very first audition will happen in London on December 11, 2011 at the TFC London Office located at 117 Earls Court Road, SW5 9RL, London. Audition hours will be from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Teens should bring their passports together with a friend or family member who is 20 years old or older.
This fourth season of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition is expected to begin sometime in March or April, in time for the end of the school year.
Toni Gonzaga became emotional on today's episode of The Buzz where she interviewed Joey de Leon. It was the first time the two met after Toni left Eat Bulaga! to transfer to ABS-CBN in 2005.
Toni cried even before the interview started when Joey gave her a copy of the Eat Bulaga! coffee table book, Ang Unang Tatlong Dekada. He made Toni open the book to a certain page and the pretty tv host/singer/actress couldn't help but get emotional.
The page showed a picture of Toni with the hosts of the noontime show taken in the period when Toni was still with them.
Toni was especially touched because Eat Bulaga! was the first show she co-hosted and as she said, she learned all her hosting skills from Joey de Leon who was one of the pillars of the said show.
Mo Twister is leaving the Philippines for good to live in New York. This afternoon's episode of Paparazzi was his last television appearance.
The reason for his leaving the country and his TV/radio career was something that he couldn't say. He assured, though, that the reason wasn't a girl.
About that "reason," Mo told Cristy Fermin that it's something he has "been trying to overcome in the past year... something that Rhian and I have been trying to overcome together..."
Cristy, trying to get more out of Mo and who obviously had her own idea of what it was Mo was referring to, asked, "Nakokonsens'ya ba kayo?" To which Mo replied with, "Ayokong sabihin na 'kayo' because Rhian is her own person and I am my own person. Basta, I'm in a dark, dark place. I'm in a dark place."
Mo further said that it wouldn't have affected him if he wasn't in his right frame of mind but each one of us has different values instilled in us and that "something" was against his values that's why he's leaving.
He's not sure how long he would be gone, or how long it would take him to heal.
Boy bands Blue, A1 and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees will be coming to Manila for a one-night only "The Greatest Hits Tour" concert on February 25, 2012, 8 PM, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Blue is an English boy band that rose to fame in the early 2000s. The band split in 2005 but reunited in April 2009. The band is composed of Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Anthony Costa. Some of the songs they popularized were Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, One Love, Too Close and All Rise.
Nov 26, 2011
The first Eviction Night of Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited was held tonight, November 26, 2011.
There were two sets of nominees, one for each house. The UnliDay house had Kim de Guzman, Mark Luz, Erica Arlante and Lordwin Claveria. The UnliNight house, on the other hand, had Kigoy Abarico, Diane Aquino, Slater Young and Tol Chua.
Mark was the first to be announced safe by host Toni Gonzaga in the UnliDay housemate followed by his girlfriend Kim. Erica was also announced safe which meant that Lordwin Claveria was the first evicted housemate of the season.
Mark got the combined Votes to Save and Votes to Evict percentage of 20.17%, Kim got 19.95%, Erica got 6.82% and Lordwin got the lowest 4.56%.
In the UnliNight house, Tol was the first to be announced safe followed by Slater. Kigoy was also announced safe leaving Diane Aquino to be the other first evictee of PBB Season 4.
Total tally of votes put Slater as the strongest contender in the UnliNight house with 28.95%, followed by Kigoy with 7.93%, Tol with 6.39% and Diane with the lowest total votes of –9.38%.
Before the evictees were announced, though, selected housemates in each house performed for the live episode.
Taylor Dayne and Edwin McCain are going to perform live in Cebu and Manila in February 2012!
Dubbed as the Ultimate Back-to-Back Concert, Taylor Dayne and Edwin McCain will perform live at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu on February 15, 2012 and at the World Trade Center Manila on February 17, 2011.
Edwin McCain is well-known in the Philippines for his late 90s hit song I'll Be while Taylor Dayne is the voice behind the dance-pop hit Tell It To My Heart and the belters' favorite Love Will Lead You Back.
Xian Lim looks so young on the cover of Chalk December 2011/January 2012 issue, much younger than what we see every night on My Binondo Girl where he plays the role of a corporate executive.
Xian Lim's team-up with Kim Chiu in My Binondo Girl is bringing "kilig" to fans all across the country, much more so when he composed and recorded a song for Kim entitled Ako'y Sa 'Yo Lamang. (Watch the song's music video here.)
Candy Dec 2011/Jan 2012 is a double cover issue with the David & Goliath brand ambassadors on the other side.
The music video of Beyonce's Dance For You has already been released and I must say it's the diva's hottest music video ever!
The video has a retro feel with its black and white quality that makes it interesting, though nothing will catch your eyes more than Beyonce dressed up in garter belts and silk dresses as she dances while a goodlooking detective watches her in private.
Dance For You is a bonus track in Beyonce's latest album 4. It was produced by The-Dream and co-written by Tricky Stewart.
Beyonce's Dance For You music video and lyrics after the jump.
Through some famous pick-up lines, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago caught the attention of the students who attended the Reproductive Health Bill Forum at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa yesterday, November 25, 2011.
The senator's use of pick-up lines in order to bring humor to her speech is becoming famous. She first used in the RH Bill Forum in UP Diliman last September and it became the talk of the town days after the forum was over.
Below are some of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago's pick-up lines during the forum yesterday.
American Idol 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina forgot the lyrics of Star-Spangled Banner, the US National Anthem, while singing the song at the Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions Game on Thanksgiving.
It was too early into the song (only the second line) when instead of "at the twilight's" she sang "thru the twi..." then paused for like 4 seconds and resumed singing starting with "last gleaming..."
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
It was an awkward moment for the singer as the audience and the athletes themselves tried to help her by singing the song out loud.
The silence could be mistaken for a cut mic. But if that was the case, the 4 seconds that passed with no mic could have already brought her to at least the third line of the song if she continued singing. Or it could also be that something went down her throat.
We couldn't really tell what happened from this video because the camera wasn't on Lauren when that 4-second pause happened. But I'm sure some people in the audience have camcorded her at the event. Let's just wait for their vids to be uploaded to YouTube.
Watch Lauren Alaina's much talked about I-forgot-the-lyrics moment in the video after the jump.
Anne Curtis is undeniably the "It" girl of today. With the recent box-office success of No Other Woman and the support she got with the release of her very first record album, she's definitely the most in-demand celebrity of today.
Aside from being seen everyday on TV (Showtime from Monday to Saturday and ASAP Rocks on Sundays plus TVCs), her billboards are also everywhere.
Anne's album recently turned gold, and in line with that, her very first major concert is in the works. She is scheduled to perform live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on January 29, 2012 in a concert titled Annebisyosa, which is also the title of her album.
But Anne's being busy doesn't stop with that, Bandila reported that the pretty Filipino-Australian is scheduled to do a movie next year (and next year is just 36 days away). Not much details have been said about the movie but could it be the rumored sequel of No Other Woman?
"I guess it pays off when you don't expect anything, cause when you don't expect, all the more you appreciate all the blessings that will come into your life," Anne says about her success.
Are you excited with Anne Curtis' hopefully another blockbuster movie?
Palawan has once made the country proud by putting the Philippines in the world map.
After the inclusion of Puerto Princesa Underground River in the list of provisional winners in the New7Wonders of Nature contest, an island called Ariara has been named as one of the World's Top 10 Private Islands by British newspaper The Sunday Times.
Ariara is one of the islets in the Calamian group of islands in Palawan. It was bought and developed by British couple Charles and Carrie McCulloch. According to the resort's website, the island's remote location made it "untouched by the negative influences of pollution, development or tourism."
160 miles southwest of Manila and 4 hours away from Hong Kong, they developed the island in a way that people "who don't do hotels" will enjoy the sun, sea and sand. The beach cottages and jungle villas are designed by renowned Filipino architect Jorge Yulo. "The property provides luxurious and spacious accommodation (25,000 square feet) for up to 18 guests."
For more info, you can visit the website by clicking here.
Joining Ariara in the World's Top 10 Private Islands by The Sunday Times are Boca Brava in Panama, Eilean Shona in Scotland, Henriksholm in Sweden, Jicaro in Nicaragua, Lankayan in Borneo, Philipkutty's Farm in India,Quilalea in Mozambique, Sovalye in Turkey and Taprobane in Sri Lanka.
Nov 25, 2011
GMA-7's Marian Rivera-starrer Amaya was a consistent top-rater in both the People and Household Ratings of AGB Nielsen in Mega Manila. ABS-CBN's Gerald Anderson-starrer Budoy, on the other hand, was at numbers 3 and 4 in the People Ratings, and 4 and 5 in the Household Ratings.
Ikaw ay Pag-ibig, which just premiered last Monday and stars the child wonders Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Louise Abuel and Mutya Orquia, didn't register well in Mega Manila. Perhaps it would do better in the coming weeks as Xyriel (who was a hit in the recently-concluded 100 Days to Heaven) is introduced into the story.
The Top 10 daytime and primetime TV shows from November 22 - 24 based on the survey done by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):
Georgina Wilson lead Yahoo! Philippines trending searches in the early part of November. Thanks to Bench for sending her to Greece to be the guest model and stylist for the semi-final round of America's Next Top Model All Stars.
Georgina Wilson was the one who told the contestants what to do in the photoshoot while they don pairs of Bench Body underwear.
The model/VJ announced her appearance on the hit reality show on November 9th through Twitter. The said ANTM episode aired in the country November 14th in ETC.
Georgina became the top trending search on Yahoo! on the second week of November (7 to 13).
Ryan Tomas from Colorado, USA entered the Pinoy Big Brother UnliDay house last Monday to teach the housemates how to pop lock as their weekly task. They were told that they have to perform the dance number at the end of the week.
The performance was shown on the episode of PBB UnliDay this afternoon and it looked like a success.
But then Big Brother wanted the success of the weekly task to depend of viewers' votes. Not through text votes, though, but through "likes" on Facebook.
Watch the video after the jump.
Ashley Greene covers the December 2011 issue of Candy magazine, "The Philippines' No. 1 Teen Mag."
Ashley Greene is in the cast of the currently showing blockbuster hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 where she plays the role of the vampire named Alice Cullen.
Last August, Ashley won the 2011 Teen Choice's Movie Female Scene Stealer for the same role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
ABS-CBN's weekend news, TV Patrol Weekend, will have new anchors starting tomorrow, November 26, 2011. Bernadette Sembrano and Alex Santos will be replaced by Pinky Webb and Alvin Elchico. Sembrano anchored the weekend news since 2005, and Santos since 2006.
New segments will be introduced in the weekend news like Kulang sa Pansin, Tapat na Po, Applyan Mo and Miss Ko 'To.
Catch TV Patrol Weekend on ABS-CBN every Saturday at 5 to 5:30 PM and Sunday at 6 to 6:30 PM. Live streaming is also available online at www.abs-cbnnews.com/tvpatrollive.
In support of the Pinoy music, Yahoo! OMG presents the Y! Rocks concert. It is happening on December 8th at the SM Mall of Asia, SM Cebu and SM Davao.
But who are performing? Yahoo! lets you choose the acts to perform through voting. There are a lot to choose from in different genres but only the Top 15 will perform at the concert.
A woman gave birth to a baby boy on Friday morning inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 while waiting for her flight.
Cherlyn Antipuesta Rojo, 31, reportedly felt labor pains while waiting for the Ozamiz-bound Philippine Airlines Flight 163 scheduled to fly at 9:25 AM. Her cousin sought help from airport personnel but there's no more time to bring her to a hospital.
Rojo gave birth at exactly 7:45 AM of November 25, 2011, while seated on the gang chair. She and the baby was immediately brought to the nearby Pasay City General Hospital.
I wonder what name she gave the baby boy. Ninoy?
Regal Entertainment has released the movie poster of Yesterday Today Tomorrow. The movie is one of the entries of Regal in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Yesterday Today Tomorrow stars Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Dennis Trillo, Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Carla Abellana, Solenn Heussaff, Ronaldo Valdez, Agot Isidro and Eula Caballero.
Directed by Jun Lana, Yesterday Today Tomorrow is showing on Christmas Day 2011.
Click here for the trailer.
The FHM Ladies' Confessions Volume 5 is out now.
Featured in back-to-back covers are Misa Campo and Kim Lee.
The team-up of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim in ABS-CBN's primetime soap, My Binondo Girl, has been bringing the kilig moments in the said series. Fans clamor for more of the two especially when Xian composed a song for Kim, entitled Ako'y Sa 'Yo Lamang, which can sometimes be heard as background music for their scenes.
And here's a treat for the fans of the two. In his YouTube channel, Xian Lim uploaded the music video of Ako'y Sa 'Yo Lamang, which shows him playing the piano while My Binondo Girl scenes of Jade and Andy flashes.
Directed by Bjoy Balagtas, the music video starts with a behind-the-scenes footage giving us a glimpse of the crew and the location and how the music video was done.
Watch and fall in love after the jump.
Nov 24, 2011
JayR has released a Christmas album entitled Holiday of Love. It was produced by the R&B singer's own Homeworkz label and released by Universal Records.
In the album are well-loved Christmas songs like O Holy Night, Do You See What I See?, Give Love on Christmas Day, Sleigh Ride, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas, Intro O Christmas Tree), Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, This Christmas, Santa Baby and The Little Drummer Boy.
Two original songs are included in the album. Spread the Love is written by JayR's sister Jing, and Tito Reny, a song he wrote for his uncle who passed away before Christmas.
JayR's Holiday of Love is now available in all leading record bars nationwide.
Nina has released a new album entitled Stay Alive produced by Universal Records. The Soul Siren shows her versatility as a singer in this new album as she sings upbeat, ballads and songs that shows her vocal range.
The carrier single, Dance, is an upbeat track as well as three more songs – I Came to Dance, Only with You and Laging Ikaw.
Much Love and Believe in the Dream are early favorites among the fans as they are the signature Nina songs that shows her vulnerability and sensitivity. One of the songs, You Should Know, is composed of Nina herself with Keith Martin.
Watch the video of Nina singing Dance during the album launch (courtesy of YouTube's GirlandBoyThing).
ABS-CBN was a big winner in the recently-held PMPC Star Awards for Television. The Kapamilya network got a total of 29 awards including the most coveted Best TV Station award which the network got for the third consecutive time.
Gretchen Barretto was Best Drama Actress for Magkaribal while Coco Martin was Best Drama Actor for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. MLKI also won the Best Primetime TV Series award.
Rumored to have been broken up Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion were male and female Face of the Night. Star of the Night, though, went to Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga.
GMA-7 got 15 awards including Best News Program, Best Yourth-Oriented Show and Best Documentary Program.
Below is the complete list of in the PMPC Star Awards for Television 2011.
Nov 23, 2011
Andi Eigenmann gave birth to a healthy baby girl via cesarean procedure at exactly 5:02 PM of November 23 at the St. Luke's Hospital in Taguig.
The baby, born 7.8 lbs., was named Gabriellie Andrea, the first name of which was taken from the name of Andi's character (Gabrielle) in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, the soap she was in when the controversial news about her pregnancy broke out. The baby is nicknamed Eli and her last name
Eli will carry the surname Guck, the family name of Andi Eigenmann's mother, Jacklyn Jose.
screencap from Bandila
ABS-CBN's Christmas series, Ikaw ay Pag-ibig, premiered at number 2 in Kantar Media-TNS National Household Ratings last Monday, November 21, 2011. The series, which replaced 100 Days to Heaven in its timeslot, stars four of the Kapamilya network's child wonders – Zaijian Jaranilla, Louise Abuel, Mutya Orquia and Xyriel Manabat.
Meanwhile, Gerald Anderson's Budoy was at the top spot with 32.4%. At number 3 was TV Patrol with 28.8% followed by My Binondo Girl with 23.8%.
Here's the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV programs in Kantar Media-TNS National Household Ratings last Monday, November 21, 2011:
- Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23%
- Kokak (GMA-7) - 15.3%
- Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (GMA-7) - 14.5%
- Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit (GMA-7) - 13.9%
- Reputasyon (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
- Kapuso Movie Festival: Sagot Kita Mula Ulo Hanggang Paa (GMA-7) - 13.1%
- Pinoy Big Brother Unliday (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
- Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 11.1%
- Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
- Bleach (GMA-7) - 10.3%
- Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 32.4%
- Ikaw Ay Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 32%
- TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 28.8%
- My Binondo Girl (ABS-CBN) - 23.8%
- 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 21.9%
- Maria La Del Barrio (ABS-CBN) - 20.5%
- Amaya (GMA-7) - 20%
- Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 17.9%
- Nasaan Ka Elisa? (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%
- Daldalita (GMA-7) - 16.5%
ABS-CBN's new primetime show, the Christmas series entitled Ikaw ay Pag-ibig, debuted at number 3 last Monday with 11.7% of audience share in AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People Ratings. Gerald Anderson's Budoy topped the rankings with 14% followed by Marian Rivera's Amaya with 11.8%.
Budoy also topped the AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings with 25.7% of audience share followed by 24 Oras with 25.1% and Amaya with 24.7%. Ikaw ay Pag-ibig was at number 4 with 21.7%.
The Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV programs based on the survey done by AGB Nielsen in Mega Manila (People Ratings):
Nov 22, 2011
The Bulan Tribe faced the Tribal Council in tonight's episode of Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown.
Richard Gutierrez's announcement that the Bulan Tribe had to vote out a pair, the castaways thought twice about voting out Maribel Lopez even if the actress/beauty queen volunteered to be voted out. Maribel and her partner, daughter Mara Lopez, seemed to be more useful to the tribe than partners Alyssa Alano and Aifha Medina so the Tribal Council ended up with Alyssa and Aifha saying goodbye.
An allegedly "leaked" trailer of Yesterday Today Tomorrow has been uploaded on YouTube. It is one of Regal Entertainment's entries to the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Maricel Soriano topbills the movie together with some of today's most in-demand stars.
Directed by Jun Lana, Yesterday Today Tomorrow also stars Gabby Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Dennis Trillo, Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Carla Abellana, Solenn Heussaff, Ronaldo Valdez, Agot Isidro, Eula Caballero and Maricel Soriano.
Yesterday Today Tomorrow will be shown on December 25, 2011 for the MMFF.
Watch the leaked movie trailer after the jump.
Nov 21, 2011
A new visitor enters the Pinoy Big Brother UnliDay house and he has to teach the housemates how to do a pop locking dance.
The visitor's name is Ryan Tomas and he's from Colorado, USA. He auditioned for PBB Unlimited but wasn't able to make it in the official list of housemates. Ryan's parents are both Filipinos and work as jail guards in the US. He is both a dancer and a martial artist and has won several recognitions in both fields. In fact he is one of the youngest 4th degree taekwondo black belter in the world.
Michael Jackson's new album, Immortal, is set for release November 21, 2011. It is the soundtrack for The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil and includes remixes and mashups of Michael's greatest original recordings as you've never heard them before.
The album is arranged by esteemed musical designer Kevin Antunes. Kevin has already worked with the likes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Madonna. He arranged the music in such a way that we'd hear Michael Jackson's stomping while recording the songs, and in a way that would give us goose bumps.
Watch the Immortal electronic press kit after the jump.
Penshoppe released behind-the-scenes photos of their upcoming ad campaign. Among the models in the shots were Mikael Daez, Solenn Heussaff and Akihiro Sato.
It's nice to see Akihiro getting busy again. He has been been seen on television for quite some time.
And I don't know if it's just me, but he has a resemblance with Hayden Kho in the above pic.
Mikael and Solenn's photos after the jump.
Check out Mario Maurer's behind-the-scenes video of his Penshoppe photoshoot. The Thai heartthrob is looking hotter than ever! Can't wait for his new ad campaigns.
The 22-year-old half-German, half-Chinese model/actor will also do a movie for Star Cinema. He will be paired with Erich Gonzales in the said movie which will be filmed in the Philippines and in Thailand.
Watch the BTS video of Mario Maurer's Penshoppe photoshoot after the jump.
Sinag Pilipinas, Philippine national basketball team to the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), won against Thailand during the finals of the men's basketball tournament of the 26th SEAG held Sunday night at Kelapa Gading Sports Mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The game ended with the score of 85-57 in favor of Sinag Pilipinas making them the winner of the tournament.
Star Cinema and Viva Films has released the official full trailer of Won't Last a Day Without You. The movie is the second team-up of Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo and will be shown on November 30, 2011.
Directed by Raz Dela Torre, supporting cast include Joey de Leon, John Lapus, Martin del Rosario, Megan Young, Niña Dolino, Marlann Flores, Cheska Ortega, Young JV, Lui Villaruz, Jommy Teotico and Yam Concepcion.
Watch the trailer after the jump.
Folded and Hung has just released photos of Anne Curtis for their 2011 Holiday Collection. The pretty actress/host looks so chic in the 70s-inspired fashion which is a product of Folded and Hung's collaboration with designer Eric de los Santos.
“The 70’s was a great period for fashion. It was a time when women liberated themselves from society’s norms and fashion was the best way to show this statement”, says Eric.
After endorsing Folded and Hung's fragrance line, this collection is Anne's first endorsement of the brand's apparel line.
Anne is one of the busiest celebrities to date. Aside from hosting Showtime and ASAP Rocks, Anne recently starred in the blockbuster movie No Other Woman, which is now the second highest-grossing Filipino film of all time (after Praybeyt Benjamin). She also recently released her debut album under Viva Records entitled Annebisyosa. In line with that, she guested in the concert of Martin Nievera and Side A at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. To make things more exciting, she will have her first major concert on January 29, 2012 also at Araneta.
More photos of Anne Curtis for Folded and Hung Holiday Collection 2011 after the jump.
Sharon Cuneta is indeed transferring to TV5! Sources of PhilStar's Funfare have confirmed that a P1B deal is sealed and it was the megastar's manager, Viva's Boss Vic del Rosario, who negotiated with the Kapatid network for the transfer.
1 billion pesos! Although the sources didn't elaborate on details of the contract, it was said that the deal is the biggest ever for a local artist. One thing is for sure, though. The contract includes a talk show for Sharon.
Nov 20, 2011
The looban was demolished! But it was for the better. After the demolition, the looban housemates were moved to their new house, the posh house where Wendy, Joya and Diane were transferred when their male housemates chose to vote them out in favor of the 3Gs.
Aside from them, Seichang Ushimi and Jaz Manabat also moved to the UnliNight house.
Aside from the demolition of looban, the Sunday night episode of PBB was also the first nomination night in the UnliNight house.
Winners of the ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2011 were revealed this afternoon in the Pop-Nalo episode of ASAP Rocks.
Sarah Geronimo was the top winner with 5 awards, followed by Kim Chiu with 4.
The complete list of winners at the ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2011:
Sarah Geronimo – WINNER!
Christian Bautista – WINNER!
Kunin Mo Na Ang Lahat Sa Akin by Angeline Quinto
Porke by Maldita
Jeepney Love Story by Yeng Constantino
Sino Nga Ba Siya by Sarah Geronimo – WINNER!
Imus Productions and GMA Films release the full trailer of the upcoming film Ang Panday 2 which stars Senator Bong Revilla Jr., Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado and Phillip Salvador among others.
It is one of the most highly-budgeted movies to be shown on December 25 for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2011.
The movie follows the life of a blacksmith named Flavio (Revilla) and his battles against the evil Lizardo and his minions. In fighting the evil, Flavio uses a sword made from an object that was flashed from the sky. It possesses great powers that helps Flavio keep his town safe.
Directed by Mac Alejandre, Ang Panday 2 also stars Eddie Garcia, Alice Dixson, Buboy Villar, Kris Bernal, Alden Richards, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Lorna Tolentino and many more.
The full trailer of Ang Panday 2 after the jump.
The Pinoy Big Brother UnliNight boys chose to sacrifice three of their female housemates to give the 3Gs a chance to become regular housemates. The boys chose to give up Wendy Tabusalla, Joya Genzola and Diane Aquino.
Kigoy Abarico was among those who really wanted the three to go because according to him, the three girls have their own world, even calling Wendy a "prinsesa" in a bad sense.
Wendy, Joya and Diane left the "looban" but not without much crying. Even those who strong believed they must go cried.
Much to their delight, the three female housemates found themselves in a posh confession room. That's were Big Brother told them they were still official housemates and that they were just transferred into another house. The three were so relieved and so happy upon seeing the house. There was food prepared for them and while eating, they cried when their looban housemates crossed their minds. "Nakakain na kaya sila?" Diane asked the other two, feeling somehow guilty that she's eating something that her fellow housemates could only dream about.
Nov 19, 2011
Soul Siren Nina sang Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan during the press launch of ABS-CBN's upcoming drama series entitled Walang Hanggan. It was originally sung by veteran singer Basil Valdez but Nina's version of the song cannot be taken for granted.
Walang Hanggan is topbilled by Coco Martin and Julia Montes. Also in the cast are highly-respected stars like Susan Roces, Helen Gamboa, Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez together with Melissa Ricks, Rita Avila, Paulo Avelino and Joem Bascon.
Carlito Rosadino Jr. was declared the winner of Mr. Gay World Philippines 2012 during the pageant night held on November 18, 2011 at BED in Manila.
Above photo shows Carlito flanked by (left) 2nd runner-up Kusie Ho and (right) 1st runner Randolph Val Palma.
Carlito will soon represent the country in the Mr. Gay World 2012 pageant to be held on April 4-8 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A graduate of University of the Philippines-Diliman, Carlito is a male pageant veteran. He was 1st runner-up in Kouros Search for Gorgeous Filipino Men 2006, won the Slimmers World International Bikini Bodies 2007, and 1st runner-up in the Mr. Expo World Philippines 2008. Mr. Gay World Philippines 2012, though, was his first gay pageant.
The 1997 blockbuster film Titanic is coming back to theaters on April 6, 2012. Same movie, but in 3D.
Directed by James Cameron, the original release of Titanic remained the highest-grossing film of all time for 12 years, until Avatar (also directed by Cameron) surpassed its record in 2010.
The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater and Billy Zane as Cal Hockley (Rose's fiancé).
84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon 'Cal' Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. –imdb.com
Watch the trailer of Titanic 3D after the jump.
Maja Salvador is looking so sweet and pretty on the cover of Health Today Philippines November 2011 issue with the cover story "Tough Actress Turns Athletic."
Maja Salvador, the woman behind the controversial fistfight between Matteo Guidicelli and Coco Martin during the 2011 Star Magic Ball, is currently seen on ABS-CBN's hit primetime series My Binondo Girl as Amber.
Features in Health Today Philippines November 2011:
- Diabetic Management
- Holistic Healing in Medical Centers
- Involve the Family in Fighting the Big C
- Grow Your Own Meds at Home
- Special Report: Diabetics, Stay in Control
Star Records launches a new Christmas album entitled Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino, which is also the title of its carrier single sung by Filipino-Canadian YouTube sensation Maria Aragon with the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus.
The song was first heard last November 10th when the ABS-CBN's 2011 Christmas ID (also with the same title) was launched on the network's evening news, TV Patrol. It was written by Robert Labayen with music composed and arranged by Jimmy Antiporda for Star Records.
The album boasts of 14 original and well-loved tracks performed by Angeline Quinto, Gary Valenciano, Toni Gonzaga, Aiza Seguerra, Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Garcia, Carol Banawa, Dingdong Avanzado, Juris Fernandez, Jamie Rivera and Erik Santos.
Included in this album is Erik Santos' Sapagkat Diyos ay Pag-ibig, the theme song of Kapamilya network's newest soap, Ikaw ay Pag-ibig, which will premiere this Monday, November 21st.
Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino is now available in all major record bars and on starrecords.ph as digital download.
Nov 18, 2011
Lady Gaga treated her fans to a first look of the upcoming music video of her single Marry the Night. It's the first two minutes of the prelude to the music video. The prelude itself is said to be seven and a half minutes long, followed by the music video.
The two-minute preview was released on Thursday and was dubbed as The Prelude Pathetique. It shows Lady Gaga lying on a hospital gurney while being pulled by two uniformed nurses while her voice does the voice-over.
Watch the video below.
Greyson Chance is arriving in Manila tonight for a two-night concert. He will be at the Eastwood Mall Open Park on November 19 at 7 PM, and at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill on November 20 at 8 PM. Sabrina and Krissy and Ericka will have special performances at the concert.
14-year-old Greyson Chance "is an American pop rock singer and pianist whose April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi at a sixth-grade music festival became a hit on YouTube, gaining over 43 million views." –wikipedia
His debut album Hold On 'Til the Night was released August 2, 2011. Among the songs in the album are Waiting Outside the Lines and Unfriend You.
For tickets, you can get one by buying Greyson's CD at the concert venue. It costs P600.00
Winners of the 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival (2011) were announced at the awarding ceremony held November 17, 2011 at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City.
Here are the complete list of winners:
Best Actress – Yun Jeong-Hie for her role in Poetry by Lee Chang-Dong (South Korea)
Best Actor – George Pistereanu for his role in If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle by Florin Serban (Romania)
Best Director – Nuri Bilge Veylan for Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (Turkey)
Grand Jury Prize – Siglo ng Pagluluwal by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
Lino Brocka Grand Prize – Gangor by Italo Spinelli (Italy)
Best Director – Mes De Guzman for Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa
Grand Jury Prize – Sakay sa Hangin by Regiben Romana
Lino Grand Prize – Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa by Mes de Guzman
SEA Films in Competition
Best Southeast Asian Film – Golden Slumbers by Davy Chou (Cambodia)
Special Mention – Boundary by Benito Bautista (Philippines) and The Mirror Never Lies by Kamila Andini (Indonesia)
Best Short Film – 123 by Carlo Obispo
Ishmael Bernal Award for Most Outstanding Young Filipino Filmmaker – Carlo Obispo for 123
Special Mention – Saranghae My Tutor by Victor Villanueva
Now that the hit afternoon soap Pahiram ng Isang Ina has come to an end, talks about Carmina Villaroel's transfer to another network has become louder.
The beautiful actress, though, denied the rumors and said that although her camp talks to other networks, she hasn't decided on the transfer yet.
Her transfer to TV5 had been talked about before, especially that her partner, Zoren Legaspi, has also shifted to the Kapatid network.
Zoren is one of the leads in the Lorna Tolentino-Alice Dixson-starrer Glamorosa.
Meanwhile, Carmina is in the cast of the horror film entitled The Road with Kapuso stars Barbie Forteza, Louise delos Reyes, Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Ynna Asistio, Lexi Fernandez, Rhian Ramos, Marvin Agustin, TJ Trinidad and Renz Valerio. The movie is showing November 30, 2011.
Movie poster and trailer of The Road after the jump.
The trailer of the romance-drama movie entitled The Vow has just been released. It stars Channing Tatum (Dear John) and Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) and will be released on February 10, 2012.
Directed by Michael Sucsy, the story is about a newlywed who figures in a car accident. The wife (McAdams) suffers memory loss, taking away five years from her, therefore she doesn't remember her wedding nor her husband (Tatum). The husband, though, is determined to court her and make her fall in love all over again.
Sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day movie, doesn't it?
The trailer of The Vow after the jump.
Daniel Matsunaga stars in the television commercial of Tokyo Tokyo Bento.
The Brazilian model is among the good looking ones in local showbiz. He is given acting projects by GMA-7 every now and then but he's more visible in ads these days. He got more famous, though, when he went into a relationship with Heart Evangelista.
My two cents, he has to learn Tagalog to have a better showbiz career here.
Watch the Tokyo Tokyo Bento television commercial after the jump.