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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aiko Melendez and John Prats, in "Your Song"

WHAT do Aiko Melendez and John Prats have in common? “We both started as child stars and then we also grew up in the business,” says Aiko.

Now, they’re paired for the first time in the four-episode story featured in ABS-CBN’s Sunday afternoon treat,”Your Song”. Their May-December romance will run for four Sundays of September, entitled “Someone Like You,” culled from Piolo Pascual’s song, “How Did You Know.” It will start this afternoon after ASAP.

“I play Marge, a film teacher in the story,” says Aiko. “I’m about to marry Christian Vasquez but we suddenly break up and I get so depressed. I go to a bar to forget and I meet John, who plays Melvin, a young man who helps his mom as wedding coordinator. We end up spending the night in bed together. Four years akong nawala and now, I’m back with a vengeance.”

And in real life, who would she like to take revenge on, her ex-husbands? “No, masaya na nga ako ngayon. I’ve moved on. Matagal ko nang gustong mag-come back sa showbiz as I really miss acting, kaya lang I couldn’t do it then because of my excess weight. But now that I’m slim again, ready na ako uli to tackle demanding roles like this one. First time ko to do a May-December story.”

Wasn’t it hard to do a bedscene with John? “Siguro, kung hindi ko siya dating kilala na, I’d feel uncomfortable. But I’ve known him since bata pa siya kaya relaxed na akong katrabaho siya.”

Didn’t she feel rusty after four years? “Sa umpisa, parang nanibago. But if you really love your work, hindi naman basta mawawala ‘yung talent mo. nandiyan pa rin ‘yan. After only a few takes, I felt like hindi ako nawala at all and you can ask our director, Don Cuaresma, about it kung kinalawang nga ako.”

She’s linked with good-looking Bulacan vice mayor Patrick Meneses now while John is playing beautiful music with Shaina Magdayao. Did their respective inspirations visit them on the set? “May ganun?” she laughs. “Wala, there’s no need to visit us as they respect our work. Basta masaya kami ni John sa set. As of now, my last priority is my affairs of the heart, kasi ‘yun ang waterloo ko at ilang beses na ko nagkamali. I don’t want to get into another relationship again dahil marami pa akong ibang inaayos. Una pa rin ang mga anak ko ngayon at ang trabaho ko as Quezon City councilor and as an actress. I’m now managed by Kuya Boy Abunda and I think maganda ang exposure ko in ‘Your Song’ as my comeback vehicle. After this, I’ll do an episode in ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ that’s a great acting piece. There’s also an offer to do a movie na entry sa Metro filmfest but I’m not sure yet kung matutuloy.”

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Angel Locsin: I trust Luis

ANGEL Locsin is understandably thrilled with the movie she’s doing with Star Cinema to be filmed in Australia, “Land Down Under” (tentative title.) “First movie ko ito with them kaya excited ako, lalo’t sa Australia pa isu-shoot,” she says. “For my role as a cowgirl, nag-train ako sa horseback riding sa Manila Polo Club. One time, nahulog ako from my horse. Buti na lang di ako nabalian at nakabangon ako agad. Kasi may ganyang accidents na raw noon, with Christopher Reeve who got paralyzed and with Amalia Fuentes in a movie (‘Tulisan’) na naospital siya after hurting her back. Kaya nga pina-insure na rin kami ni Piolo Pascual ng Star Cinema for this movie. Sabi ko nga, wow, first time kong ma-insure dahil sa isang film project.”

Is it true Regal’s Mother Lily is no longer running after her? “I don’t know, naririnig ko lang. Sana nga totoo. Kasi sabi ng lawyer namin, si Atty. Joji Alonso, she read the contract at tapos na raw talaga ang kontrata ko sa Regal. Basta ako, malaki ang respeto ko kay Mother Lily kasi sa kanya ko ginawa ang first movie kong ‘Kuya’ na sinundan ng marami pang pelikula.”

Since they’re shooting the film on location (one month in Bukidnon and one month in Australia) then that means she’ll be far away from her current inspiration, Luis Manzano. “Okay lang ‘yun. Di ba may kasabihang absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, hindi muna kami exlusively dating habang wala ako.”

Will she allow Luis to date other girls while she’s away? “Bahala siya. Pero mabait naman ‘yun. I trust him.”

Since she’d be with Piolo in a far away land for a long time, won’t something develop between them? “Di dapat noon pa sa ‘Lobo’. Parang magkapatid lang talaga kami and I really enjoy working with him kasi very caring siyang katrabaho. Maalaga sa kapareha niya.”

What can she say that Luis’ mom, Gov. Vilma Santos, has been saying nice things about her and approving of their relationship? “Ever since, very nice ang treatment sa akin ni Gov. Vi and I want to thank her kasi sobrang saya talaga ako for her good words about me. I played her daughter na noon in ‘Mano Po 3’ at noong una, starstruck pa ako sa kanya kasi idol ko talaga siya. But she turned out to be really nice, warm and accommodating. Hindi kataka-takang very nice and well-bred si Luis kasi ganun din ang mommy niya. Sana nga, magkasama kami uli in another movie.”

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Bea Alonzo, lumaki ang boobs; Rica, mukhang losyang

SA totoo lang, sobra ang inilaki ng boobs ni Bea Alonzo mula nang pumayat siya.

Pero dahil nga sa matangkad siya, bumagay sa personality ang pagkakaroon ng bigger pair of upper bumpers.

Kasabihan nang women look their best when they are close to 21 years old and Bea, who is turning 21 this year, is no doubt, looking her best.

Natututo na rin siyang mag-ayos at manamit.

At the grand presscon of I Love Bea La Fea last Thursday, Bea was a sight to behold.

In love ba siya?

“Kanino?” balik-tanong niya.

Kung sabagay, after her supposed break-up with Mico Palanca (her boyfriend for more than a year), wala pa kaming nababalitaang ‘bago’ tungkol sa lovelife ni Bea.

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ON the other hand, kapansin-pansing mula nang bigyan ng higit na pansin ni Rica Peralejo ang pag-aaral (she’s in first year in Creative Writing sa Ateneo), parang nagmukha siyang losyang, sa totoo lang.

Parang nilimot na niyang mag-ayos mula nang mag-concentrate sa paghu-host ng Umagang Kay Ganda.

Bale ba, parang nagdagdag ng timbang si Rica.

Hoy, Rica, inspire us to feel beautiful every morning by looking beautiful din.

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Birthday ni Pokwang star-studded

NAAPEKTUHAN si Wenn Deramas sa panlalait sa pagkatao ni Pokwang mula sa isang male TV host. Knowing Direk Wenn, lagi itong pabor sa mga underdog. Kaya agad na kinausap ni Wenn ang premyadong scriptwriter na si Mel Mendoza-del Rosario para simulan ang isang script na maglulunsad kay Pokwang sa isang solo movie.

Ayaw pang i-divulge ni Wenn ang title ng movie. Pero may kinalaman ito sa joke ng nasabing male host.

Kapag nabuo na ang story, ipi-present na ito nina Wenn at Mel kay Star Cinema boss Malou Santos.

Speaking of Pokwang, masaya at memorable na nairaos ang birthday niya na ginanap sa Blue Without U (a bar she owns in Esquinita). Dumating ang mga kaibigan niya from and outside showbiz.

Nakisaya siya John Lloyd Cruz, Kris Aquino, Sam Milby, Anne Curtis, Angelica Panganiban, Jake Cuenca, Derek Ramsay, John Prats, Mariel Rodriguez, Valerie Concepcion, Pooh, Mosang, Ogie Diaz, Nova Villa, Daisy Romualdez, Bentong at mga kasamahan sa Wowowee at That’s My Doc!

Halos kumpleto ang mga boss ng ABS-CBN na sina Cory Vidanes, Deo Endrinal, Enrico Santos, Johnny Manahan, Mariole Alberto, Louie Andrada, Alou Almaden, Linggit Tan, Leo Katigbak, Roxy Liquigan, Biboy Arboleda, Aida Espiritu at iba pa.

At mga direktor na sina Rory Quintos, Erick Salud, Wenn Deramas, Don Cuaresma, Trina Dayrit, Jillmer Dy at iba pa.

Nakilala ko din ng ga-bing yon si Dr. Jay Recasata (owner ng Faces & Curves). At mga representatives ng Ultra Mega.

“This is my happiest birthday, hindi ko ito makakalimutan,” ang tanging nasabi na lang ni Pokwang.

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Star Dreamers sing Ryan Cayabyab and PDA expulsion

STAR DREAMERS 2ND SONG NUMBER. Star Dreamers promote their album with Ryan Cayabyab songs.


COMPLETING THE 6TH SPOT STAR DREAMER....

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Watch PDA 2 - 11TH GALA NIGHT

Watch the Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) season 2, 11th Gala night performance videos.

THE PDA 2 STAR DREAMERS OPENING SONG NUMBER


HANSEN sings "His eyes is on the sparrow"


VAN sings "Who am I?"


LAARNI sings "I am blessed"


MIGUEL sings "Sandra"


LIEZEL sings "Goodbye's (the saddest word)


Chris sings "Inseparable"


BUGOY sings "Can't stop a river"



Thanks to jimmykate08

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Blind Item: Male singer bumigay na, nag-uuwi na ng lalaki

Marami kaming nakausap na kababayan ng isang magaling na male singer, kilalang-kilala ng mga ito ang kanilang kababayan, wala nang maitatago pa sa kanila ang magaling na singer.

Matagal nang kinukuwestiyon ng marami ang kanyang kasarian, malaki ang kanyang bulto bilang lalaki, pero sa kabila nun ay ang kaseksihan ng kanyang kasarian ang napapansin ng mas nakararami.

Ayon sa mga kababata ng male singer, noon pa man ay talagang malambot na siya, hindi pa gaanong sanay sa paglaladlad noon ang mga lalaking may berdeng dugo ay alam na ng mga ito ang tunay niyang gender.

“Palagi siyang bida sa mga school plays namin, lalo na kapag kantahan ang labanan, siya na talaga ang winner, wala nang puwedeng lumaban pa sa kanya,” simulang kuwento ng mga ito.

Kapag may singing competition daw sa kanilang probinsiya ay hindi na sila nagtataka pa kapag umuuwing may dala-dalang trophy ang singer, magaling na raw talaga siyang kumanta kahit nung bata pa siya, wala raw tatalo sa kanya pagdating sa biritan kahit lalaking tao siya.

Marami na ring naririnig na kuwento ang mga dating kaklase ng magaling na singer tungkol sa kanyang gender, ang totoo ay meron daw bestfriend sa kanilang probinsiya ang singer, nung magdesisyon siyang manatili na sa Maynila ay sumama ito sa kanya.

‘Yun siguro ang lalaking ipinakikilala ng singer bilang pinsan niya, palagi niyang kasa-kasama ang taong yun kahit saan siya magpunta, yun din ang taong pinagdududahan ng marami ngayon na karelasyon niya.

“Sila na kahit nung nasa probinsiya pa siya, maraming nakakaalam tungkol sa special bonding nila, ang alam namin, matagal nang sila talaga,” pahayag ng isa sa mga kausap namin.

Pero kuwento ng mga dating kaklase ng magaling na singer ay napakabait niya, kahit daw minsan ay hindi na-office ang singer sa loob ng panahong magkakaklase sila, nakakuha pa pala siya ng award nung kanyang kabataan bilang model student ng kanilang school.

“Mabait talaga siya, simple lang siya kahit meron siyang talent, siya ang palaging nagiging model student sa amin, wala talaga akong matandaang kalokohang ginawa niya noon.

“Dapat lang siyang bigyan ng award bilang model student, pero parang ngayon, gusto na niyang maging model,” makahulugan pang sabi ng aming source.

Kailan lang ay naging laman ng mga blind item ang magaling na singer, balitang kumukuha siya ng mga bagets na lalaki sa isang kilalang bugaw, itine-take home niya ang lalaki at dun sila gumagawa ng milagro.

Ganun din ang komento ng mga bagets na nakakasama niya sa paglipad sa alapaap, mabait siya, kaya sa susunod niyang kunin ang serbisyo ng mga ito ay walang pagdadalawang-isip siyang pagbibigyan ng mga bagets.

Isang clue lang ang maibibigay namin, kilala siya ng kanyang mga kaibigan sa taguring Basha, na ang ibig sabihi’y mataba siya.

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Richard & KC are new Box-Office Loveteam

As I’ve been saying, the turnover/takeover in showbiz is fast and furious.

Only a week ago, the reigning “Box-Office Loveteam” was John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo on the strength of their smash-hit starrer, Star Cinema’s A Very Special Love (still showing nationwide).

Last Wednesday when their first starrer together, (also) Star Cinema’s For the First Time, opened across the country, Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion easily dislodged John Lloyd and Sarah from the “throne.” The movie is said to be a record-breaker, grossing more than P14 million (according to Star Cinema sources) on opening day and getting stronger at the tills every day.

Some said that A Very Special Love, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, is “a bit more interesting” than For the First Time, directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. But who cares? The box office is the final verdict; it has the final say.

The box-office success of For the First Time (the “second time” will come in February next year when the second Richard-KC starrer, this time produced by GMA Films in an “exchange deal” with Star Cinema; Richard is a contract star of the former and KC of the latter) has rendered moot and academic the “feud” between Richard’s mom Annabelle Rama and GMA exec Wilma Galvante who has been accused by Annabelle of “sabotaging” the movie when the Let’s Celebrate birthday show of GMA contract stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera was staged at the Big Dome on the night of For the First Time’s opening day.
Like the movie, the Big Dome show was a success.

There you are. Star Cinema and GMA should be both happy, and Annabelle and Wilma should kiss and make up. Showbiz is such a small world for everybody to be fighting with everybody.

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‘Betty La Fea,’ ginastusan ng P40M

GUESS how Bea Alonzo reacted when she looked at herself in the mirror for the first time made up as Betty La Fea, her first teleserye na siya ang nasa title role.

She said: “I was so overwhelmed with how I looked, so much so, all I did was look at myself in the mirror again and again and kept shouting, ‘Betty, you are just bettyful.’”

Ronaldo Valdez, who plays Hermes Pengson, a former OFW and Betty’s dad, answered when asked how he would feel if he had a daughter like Betty in real life: “Just like any parent, I will love my daughter for what she is. Besides, si Betty, as my daughter, ay mabait, masipag at masayahin, bukod pa sa napakatalino.

“Kaya nga, despite her physical look, natanggap siyang mag-trabaho sa isang fashion at advertising agency (Eco Moda Manila).”

In real life, Ronaldo has a daughter, Melissa Gibbs, who was once in showbiz. Melissa is now married. His other kid is Janno Gibbs, the comedian-singer.

The cast of I Love Betty La Fea also includes John Lloyd Cruz, who plays Armando Solis, Betty’s boss and whom she is secretly in love with; Ruffa Gutierrez, vice president of Eco Moda; and Ai-Ai de las Alas, Julia Pengson, Betty’s mom.

Vhong Navarro is assigned the role of Betty’s best friend.

In co-starring roles are Sam Concepcion, Megan Young, Wendy Valdez, Meryll Soriano, Joem Bascon, Thou Reyes, Dominic Ochoa, Ronnie Liang, Jayson Gainza, Sheryn Regis, Arlene Tolibas and Flora Gasser, among others.

Erick Salud and Don Cuaresma co-direct the series.

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FROM Deo Endrinal, ABS-CBN business unit head, we learned that the Kapamilya network spent P40M for the franchise and production set of I Love Betty La Fea.

Which is understandable as the series, which originated in Colombia, has now more than a dozen versions.

In fact, aside from the Philippines, the countries which now have its own versions of Betty La Fea are India, Indonesia, Poland, Bulgary, Romania, Malaysia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Jaoan, Turkey, Italy, China and the U.S.

As we all know, the role of Betty was most coveted. Did we not hear that one movie and TV celebrity who was willing to give an arm, well, literally, just to play Betty, was Regine Velasquez?

But as Sir Deo said, they didn’t have second thoughts in choosing Bea for the title role. Aside from one of ABS-CBN’s homegrown talents, she is also a successful actress, model and product endorser.

“We see a winner in I Love Betty La Fea,” Sir Deo further stated.

To that, we say amen.

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Sam Milby updates

NU’NG gabi ng birthday ni Pokwang, ipinakita sa amin ni Sam Milby ang bagong bili niyang motorbike.

Nahiya siyang sabihin ang presyo ng said motorbike, pero ang balita namin, very expensive ito.

“I’ve always wanted to ride a motorbike,” sabi ni Sam. “It’s just that my dad doesn’t want me to. Delikado raw. But I have all the protective gears naman.”

Masaya ring ibinalita ni Sam na pinayagan na siya ng ABS-CBN na gawin ang pelikulang Cul-de-Sac ng PLDT-Smart at Cinemabuhay Productions.

Sam will play his darkest role sa nasabing pelikula.

“It’s completely different, plus I get to speak 100 percent Tagalog. Very, very challenging talaga. I am happy that ABS-CBN agreed that I do the project. I fought for this.”

Kapansin-pansin ang ginagawang reinvention ng ABS-CBN kay Sam. Marami siyang firsts na ginagawa.

Sa fantaseryeng Dyosa, marami siyang topless scenes. Kahit sa Bench fashion show, wala ring kiyeme si Sam ma mag-topless.

“I wanna try something different. I’m happy I get to do it.”

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Richard Gutierrez biktima ng pagiging taklesa ni Kris Aquino

GUESTS sina Richard Gutierrez at KC Concepcion nina Boy Abunda at Kris Aquino sa Boy & Kris last Tuesday.

Doon muling umiral ang pagiging taklesa ni Kris dahil inungkat ba naman kay Chard ang ex-girlfriend na si Anne Curtis?

Tinanong ni Kristeta si Chard kung may iniyakan na itong girlfriend matapos ang break-up?

Natural na hindi kaagad nakasagot si Richard dahil ’di inaasahang tatanungin ni Kristeta about his past GF.

Dahil napuna ni Kris na nabigla si Chard, sinabi nitong magkasama sila ni Anne sa teleseryeng Hiram at doo’y nagtapat ito kay Kris na iniyakan niya ang pakikipag-break kay Richard.

In-assume ni Kristeta na kung umiyak si Anne, umiyak din si Chard.

Wala tuloy choice ang leading man ni KC kundi sagutin ang tanong ni Kris: “Oo, naiyak din ako.”

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Kim Chiu nakakaalarma ang kapayatan

Kung anuman ang tini-take ni Kim Chiu ay dapat sigurong tigilan na niya dahil baka ang ending ay tuluyang maging tubercular na siya.

Night after night ay napanonood namin siya sa soap nila ni Gerald Anderson sa My Girl at kung nagbalik sa kanyang fighting form ang dati’y naging overweight niyang papa, si Kim naman ay lalo yatang nangangalirang sa kapayatan.

Ano ba ‘yan?

Kalowkah!

Satotoo lang, napaka-daling tablan ng tuberculosis ang mga edad na ganyan lalo na’t tamilmil ‘ yata siyang kumain.

Sa ASAP na nga lang, obvious ang kawalan ng pep ng kanyang itzu sa tuwing tumatabi sa kanya ang oozing with health and beauty na sina Shaina Magdayao at Maja Salvador.

Hahahahahaha!

Naku, ning, consult a doctor at baka kung ano na ‘yan.

Baka tuluyan ka ng ma-tuyuan kahit na lait-laitin pa ako ng iyong mga fans.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Celebrity News from TV Patrol


Celebrity News from TV Patrol.

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Mga artista madalas sa Rustan’s Supermarket sa Shangri-La Mall

Nasa Rustan’s Supermarket sa Shangri-La Mall sa Mandaluyong daw mag-isa si Angel Locsin noong Lunes, August 25, ng hapon. Maganda raw pala ang young actress sa personal, sabi ng mga nakakita. Maaaring nagkita sila ni Luis Manzano pagkatapos, dahil minsan ay nakita na rin namin ang binata sa Shangri-La. Kinagabihan naman daw ay ang magkaibigang sina Pops Fernandez at Nadia Montenegro ang nasaksihan ng mga tao sa nasabing supermarket na magkasama.

Kaya raw siguro gusto ng mga artista na mamili sa supermarket na ’yon ay dahil hanggang tingin lang sa kanila ang mga taong nandoon o nakakakita sa kanila.

Kahit daw sina Piolo Pascual at John Lloyd Cruz ay mag-isang nakakapag-grocery doon. Minsan din daw ay kasama ni Lloydie ang kanyang girlfriend na fashion stylist na si Liz Uy na mabait daw, sabi ng mga nakakausap sa dalaga sa supermarket.

Pero ang minsan daw na pinagkaguluhan ng mga tao nang mag-grocery ay ang Optimum Star na si Claudine Barretto kasama ang asawang si Raymart Santiago at mga anak na sina Sabina at Santino. Pinagbigyan naman daw ng dramatic actress ang mga gustong magpa-picture sa kanya.

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Marjorie Barretto clears name

No, it is not true that the reason why she left ex-husband Dennis Padilla was because he was penniless. It is not true that she is four months pregnant. It is not true that she is playing beautiful music with Caloocan City Mayor Recom Echeverri. Marjorie Barretto dispelled all the rumors about her when she guested on ABS-CBN’s The Buzz last week. “Timing is everything,” she said. “This is the time for me to finally speak up.” The nasty talks have been lingering for sometime now. Marjorie kept mum about them until last week. “I kept my silence for more than a year hoping they (the talks) would die down. But they didn’t.”

When her marriage to Dennis was annulled this year, speculations were rife about what really went wrong with their marriage. “I could have gone out in the open at sabihin kung bakit kami talaga naghiwalay. There was a major setback bilang mag-asawa. Matiisin naman tayong mga babae but something happened along the way. Something that was caused by him na irreversible,” she said.

Marjorie thinks she was a good wife. “The fact that hanggang ngayon mahal pa rin ako ng aking ex-husband only means that I was a good wife.” As a mother, Marjorie said that she is doing her best to provide for her kids. “I try to be the best mom that I can be given the circumstances in my life right now.”

Of the allegation that she is four months pregnant, Marjorie denied it. She also said that she is thinner than she has ever been. She knows two people who have been spreading the ugly talks against her. “There are two people na nag-aambisyon tumakbo na mayor ng Caloocan. Hindi ko ito laban. I am an innocent victim here.” As regards her supposed relationship with Mayor Recom, Marjorie explained, “Hindi ko alam kung papaano ko iha-handle ang issue. This is not a showbiz matter. Baka election fever lang ito. Wala akong relasyon kay Mayor Recom Echeverri.”

But her heart is open to love, she admitted. “I have so much love in my heart. Ang swerte ng huling magiging lalaki sa buhay ko because I’m gonna love him well, I will serve him well, I will treat him well, I will be faithful. I will be loyal. I will be a dream girl.”

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Luis Manzano jealous of Piolo Pascual?

STAR Cinema hosted a lunch presscon to introduce the first movie together of Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin, tentatively titled “Land Down Under” as it will be shot on location in Australia. Of course, they cannot entitle it “Australia” as Aussie director Baz Luhrmann has a new film titled exactly that, starring true blue Oz actors Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. See, they’re all very “man-ly” there from director to actors.

The Piolo-Angel flick is written by Ara Badayos and directed by Rory Quintos (“Mangarap Ka,” “Sa Aking mga Kamay.”) Rory says they’re leaving for Bukidnon today, to shoot the first half of the movie in Malaybalay. Then they will come back here by the last week of September to go to Darwin, Australia where they will shoot the rest of the movie in October at the northernmost tip of Oz called Northern Territory, the hottest part of the continent just above Queensland.

“Angel will play a worker in the Del Monte pineapple plantation in Bukidnon and Piolo is her boyfriend,” says Direk Rory whose wrist is in bandage after hurting herself while playing badminton. “But she gets engaged to this cowboy in Australia, so she has to fly there and gets to work with the Pinoy cowboys there.

Piolo follows her later to fight for their love.

This project has been with Star for three years now. There are Filipino cowboys in Australia and we’re told by Australians that Pinoy cowboys are the best. Piolo and Angel have to train how to ride on horseback and how to lasso a cattle for their roles here. It’s going to be a very physical role for both of them, but they will also have very daring love scenes. The movie is slated to be shown on November 12. I’m glad I’m assigned this movie kasi mahilig ako sa kabayo. Angel and Piolo will be supported by Ricky Davao, Dimples Romana, AJ Dee, John Manalo and Nash Aguas, plus Aussie actors we recruited there.”

Piolo Pascual says he’s limiting himself to doing one soap and one movie a year. “Kasi I’m also into recording and I have to do other shows,” he explains. “Kaya nga while we’re in Australia, in the middle of our shooting, I have to leave by mid-October to go to Europe for our ‘Heartthrobs’ concert tour ni Sam Milby. I’m happy to be able to do a movie like ‘Australia’ na pinagsamang drama, action and love story. This is my first film with Direk Rory, but on TV, we’ve worked before in ‘Esperanza’ and ‘Sa Piling Mo’.”

So who’d he want to be paired with next after Angel? “There’s a plan for me to do a movie with KC (Concepcion) but, you known naman, nothing is sure here. But as of now, I’m just happy to be with Angel kasi maganda naman ang naging response ng viewers sa amin in ‘Lobo’. I’m optimistic our first film together will be successful.”

Is it true Angel’s real life beau, Luis Manzano, got jealous after he did a number of revealing love scenes with her in “Lobo”? “I don’t think that’s true. Okay kami ni Luis. He knows we’re just doing our work. I heard nga na nagseselos din siya daw dahil very close kami ni Angel up to now. Also not true as he knows Angel and I are just the best of friends.”

Piolo has also just finished a new movie that pays tribute to the works of our two greatest directors: Ishmael Bernal and Lino Brocka. This is a twin bill with two different directors.

The first half is based on “Manila By Night” (1980) by Bernal with Piolo playing the William Martinez role in the original, directed by Raya Martin, while the second half is based on “Jaguar” by Brocka (1979) where he recreates the Phillip Salvador role, directed by Adolf Alix. He himself is co-producing both films that run for about 50 minutes each and shot in black and white using 16mm. film in authentic Manila locations like Quiapo, Binondo and Sta. Cruz. Supporting him in the movie are Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Iza Calzado, Angelica Panganiban, Alessandra de Rossi, Baron Geisler, Jiro Manio, Jon Avila and William Martinez.

“It’s very fulfilling to work with two young talented directors with very fresh ideas,” he says. “I’m grateful to Tita Malou Santos of Star Cinema for allowing me to do this movie that will help satisfy my artistic hunger. She even promised to help us release it theatrically. Our plan is to have it premiered in an international filmfest first, like the Berlinale, then show it here. If it clicks, then we’ll be inspired to make more edgy films like this one.”

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Bea Alonzo kamukha ni Yasmien Kurdi ’pag pinapangit

Natatawa kami tuwing nakikita namin ang teaser ng I Love Betty La Fea sa TV kasi kamukhang-kamukha ni Bea Alonzo si Yasmien Kurdi bilang si Tasya Pantansya sa make-up niya bilang Betty La Fea.

Pareho kasi sila ni Yasmien (Tasya) ng hairdo, pati na ang suot nilang malaking eyeglasses at retainers. Mukhang pati ang pag-arte nila ng kanilang mga characters ay nagkakapareho na rin!

Anyway, naloka naman kami dahil si John Lloyd Cruz din pala ang gaganap na Armando pagkatapos ng ilang buwang pahulaan.

Wala itong ipinagkaiba sa My Girl na sa bandang huli ay si Gerald Anderson pa rin pala ang magiging kapareha ni Kim Chiu sa show.

Lumalabas lang na hindi pa talaga kaya ni Bea na magdala ng sarili ni-yang teleserye.

Kailangan pa rin niya ang suporta ng kanyang ka-loveteam. Which we cannot say the same for John Lloyd dahil nakaya nitong magdala ng pelikula without Bea!

Anyway, excited na kaming mapanood ang I Love Betty La Fea dahil kasama dito si Ruffa Gutierrez who will play kontrabida for the first time.

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John Lloyd Cruz, Vhong Navarro at Ruffa Gutierrez renews contract with ABS-CBN

SABAY-sabay na pumirma ng kontrata sina John Lloyd Cruz, Vhong Navarro at Ruffa Gutierrez ng contract with ABS-CBN noong Miyerkules ng tanghali. Ang sayang tingnan ng tatlong artista ng I Love Betty La Fea na nagsama-sama sa said event.

Along with Cory Vidanes (TV Production Head) at Deo Endrinal (Business Unit Head), kasama din sa contract signing sina Chito Roño (for Vhong) at Annabelle Rama (for Ruffa).

Bulung-bulungan nga during the contract-signing kung sino sa tatlong stars ang may pinakamalaking talent fee. Pare-pareho kasing big stars ang tatlo na inaalagaan ng ABS-CBN.

Alagang-alaga pati sa billing ng I Love Betty La Fea sina Vhong, Ruffa at John Lloyd.

Magsisimula nang mapanood ang bagong ABS-CBN series sa September 8 na ang balita ko ay mas maagang mapapanood dahil ito ang request ng parents ng mga batang viewers.

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Sam Milby bad boy ang bagong image

NAKAKALOKA ang dami ng projects na ginagawa ni Sam Milby. Mapa-telebis-yon, pelikula, concerts at pati endorsements.

Masayang ibinalita sa amin ni Sam na tuloy na ang paggawa niya ng Cul De Sac, isang indie movie na prodyus ng Smart at Cinemabuhay Productions.

Rough ang role na gagampanan ni Sam sa nasa-bing movie. He plays Hero na mukhang tahimik pero may dark character. Puno ng tatoo ang kanyang katawan.

“It’s challenging in the sense that it’s something I haven’t done in the past,” sambit ng guwapong aktor. “I have tatoos all over my body. Exciting, di ba?”

Kung tama ang dinig ko, sa mga susunod na projects ni Sam, no more goody-goody roles na muna ang gagawin niya. In fact, sa Dyosa, he is sho-wing more flesh. Sa napanood naming eksena nitong huli, he went topless.

“It’s cool,” sabi ni Sam.

At sa forthcoming concert niyang I Am Sam: The Rockoustic Heartthrob, most of the songs he’ll sing ay rock. Tipong Chris Daughtry ng American Idol. There will also be acoustic songs.

Agree ako sa ginagawa ng ABS-CBN na ni-reinvent si Sam sa kakaibang i-mage, At tiyak na nag-iisa siya sa kanyang trono at mas magiging exciting ang dating niya sa kanyang followers.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

John Lloyd Cruz as gay

Mukhang matutuloy na ang pangarap ni John Lloyd Cruz na makaganap ng role ng isang bading dahil sa movie na gagawin niya with Vilma Santos.

Ang role niya ay bilang lover ng anak na gay ng gobernadorang aktres. Being considered for the role is Luis Manzano.

Sinabi ni John Lloyd na okay sa kanya na magka­ro’n ng love scene with another guy. “Feel ko mas ma­tsa-challenge ako sa ganitong role,” sabi niya, adding that, “as long as alam ko na ako ang lalaki sa aming dalawa.”

Hindi siya naniniwala na parehong bading ang dalawang lalaking may relasyon sa isa’t isa, na kapag ang isang lalaki ay pumatol sa isang bading ay bading din ito.

He feels surprised na sa kanya pinagkatiwala ng ABS-CBN ang role ni Armando sa I Love Betty La Fea na naisip din nung una na ibigay kina Diether Ocampo, Gabby Concepcion at Jake Cuenca. Akala kasi niya ay pansamantalang paghihiwalayin muna sila ni Bea Alonzo na siyang gumaganap ng Betty at pagagawin ng magkakahiwalay na projects.

“Para sa aming professional growth. Six years na kaming tandem sa TV at kahit paiba-iba naman ang roles na ginagampanan namin, magandang opportunity pa rin sa amin na ma-pair sa iba. For a time ay naging dependent kami sa isa’t isa,” paliwanag niya.

Wala pang wedding plans sa pagitan nila ng nobyang si Liz Uy.

“Hindi pa namin naiisip ito, malayo pa kami dun, pareho pa kasi kaming busy.

“Yung mga iba, nagsi-set ng date na mag-aasawa kapag dumating sa age na 30 pataas pero, sa akin pwede siyang dumating any time,” dagdag pa niya.

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Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin set to start movie shoot

After Lobo, the ABS-CBN fantasy-adventure series, Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin are set to start shooting their first movie together, Star Cinema’s Land Down Under (tentative title), which be filmed first at a ranch in Pasugong and Malaybalay, Bukidnon, and then in Darwin, Australia.

“We will fly to Bukidnon this Friday and shoot for 28 days,” said Rory B. Quintos who’s directing the movie. “Then we’ll come back, rest for three days before flying to Darwin to shoot the rest of the movie for the same number of days.”

Piolo and Angel play a cowboy/cowgirl in love.

“It’s a risky role,” admitted Angel, “so, yes, Piolo and I have been insured. It’s the first time that I am insured for a movie.”

The two have been training in horseback-riding under the guidance of couturier Vic Barba and Mikee Cojuangco.

One time, Angel fell from the saddle and that’s when she realized that she had a slipped disc all along.

“It has been a rigorous training,” added Angel who, along with Piolo, has to train with another horse in Darwin for one day before shooting starts. “We have to befriend the horse,” said Angel. “Kung hindi, baka mag-alboroto ‘yon at ihulog kami.”

Angel, and Piolo, should really be very careful. Remember how Amalia Fuentes broke her back and had to be confined to a wheelchair for months after she fell from a horse while shooting Sampaguita Pictures’ Tulisan in the ’60s? And who will ever forget Christopher Reeve who fell from his horse and broke his spinal column?

No wonder Star Cinema has seen to it that the two stars are insured, for how much Angel wouldn’t say.

Land Down Under will be shown on Nov. 12 as the culminating feature of Star Cinema’s extended 15th-anniversary celebration.

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"For the First Time" kasing lakas ng "A Very Special Love"

Sa story conference-cum-presscon ng Piolo Pascual-Angel Locsin movie (working title Land Down Under) kahapon, usap-usapan ang successful opening day ng For the First Time nina Richard Gutierrez at KC Concepcion.

Ayon sa Star Cinema people, hitsura ng malakas ang ulan, sobrang dami pa rin ang nanood sa first screening, kaya victorious na ang ambience.

Dahil kabubukas lang, wala pang figures kaming nakuha, pero as per Roxy Liquigan, ang tracking daw ng Star Cinema 4 p.m. kahapon, the movie would go anywhere from P14 to P15 million sa first-day gross.

Kasing lakas daw ang FTFT opening ng A Very Special Love nina John Lloyd Cruz at Sarah Geronimo, dagdag pa ni Roxy.

Gustong ipahatid ng Star Cinema ang pasasalamat sa lahat ng tumangkilik sa opening day considering na maulan kahapon.

“Parang suwerte ang Star Cinema ’pag umuulan. Sa A Very Special Love, maulan din ang opening day at umulan din ng blessings. This time, umuulan na naman ng blessing,” tuwang-tuwang sabi ng Star Cinema staff.

Dagdag ni Roxy, good karma sina KC at Richard dahil sa sobrang dedication na ibinigay sa pelikula. Very professional daw ang dalawa’t never naringgan ng kahit na anong reklamo during the shoot.

Love na love nga raw ng Star Cinema people sina Chard at KC dahil hindi nagbigay ng sakit ng ulo.

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Korina, Sen. Mar madalas maglandian

NAGKAROON kami ng 3-hour chikahan with Sen. Mar Roxas nitong Martes ng gabi sa kanyang ‘Bahay na Puti’ residence sa may Araneta Center, Cubao.

Sa unang ‘sagupaan’ alanganin pa ang member of the press sa pagtatanong kay Sen. Mar. Kumbaga, pakiramdaman muna. Tungkol muna sa kanyang pagiging politiko ang questions ng press.

We asked him kung ano ang kanyang mga nagawa at mga ginagawa para sa taumbayan bilang senador. Sa dami ng kanyang sinabi, nataranta kami sa paglilista.

Ang mga natandaan lang namin ay ang ‘recent legislations’ na naipasa niya:

*RA 9501 or the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (enacted 23 of May 2008)

*RA 9503, known as the Universally Accessible, Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008 (enacted: June 6, 2008)

*RA 9504, exempting Minimum wage earners from income tax (enacted: June 17, 2008)

Naisulat din namin ang kanyang ‘key advocacies’ tulad ng Quality, Affordable Health and Education, More Money in People’s Pockets; Food Security; Consumer Welfare Protection; Philippine Trade Competitiveness; Government Transparency and Accountability; Judicial Reform at Maritime Safety – na lahat ay napapanahong advocacies para sa ikauunlad ng buhay ng mga Pinoy.

Dahil panahon din ngayon ng giyera sa Mindanao dahil sa Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at ilang sectors sa Minda-nao, tinanong din namin si Sen. Mar Roxas sa talagang stand niya rito.

Kontra raw siya sa naturang MOA dahil na-ngangahulugan daw ‘yun ng pagkahati-hati ng Mindanao at ng mga taga-Mindanao. At ayaw din natural ni Sen. Mar sa isinusulong ng pamahalaan na Federalism dahil nga mahati-hati ang buong Pi-lipinas sa form of government na ito.

At marami pang napag-usapan tungkol sa politics. At bandang huli, nakapagsingit na ang members of the press ng ilang ‘personal’ questions’ kay Sen. Mar.

At nang mapakiramdaman ng press na ‘game’ sa lahat ng topics, inulan ng questions ang Senador tungkol sa kanilang relasyon ng girlfriend na si Korina Sanchez.

Nagkakilala pala sina Sen. Mar at Ms. Korina sa isang pagtitipon sa National Press Club. Noon pa man daw ay may naramdaman nang kakaiba ang Senador.

Pero, matapos ‘yun ay bihira na raw silang magkita. Communication lang sa pamamagitan ng uso nang mga panahon na ‘yun na ‘pager’ ang naging ugnayan o ligawan nila.

Sa kuwento ni Sen. Mar, sa press sa chikahan habang pasulyap-sulyap kay Ms. Korina na nakaupo hindi kalayuan sa grupo, opisyal silang naging mag-on noong May 21, 2002.

Napahiyaw sa kilig ang ilang press people na Noranians dahil birthday ‘yun ng Superstar na si Nora Aunor.

Ang first date daw nina Sen. Mar at Tita Koring ay sa New York sa panonood ng pelikulang Matrix 1 ni Keanno Reeves. Matagal na rin ang kanilang relasyon, more than six years na. So, itinanong namin kung ano ang pinaka-quality na nagustuhan nila sa isa’t isa.

“We both want to contribute even in our little ways, or if given a chance sa maximum capacities namin para mapaunlad ang Pilipinas at mga Pilipino. Si Korina bilang broadcaster, at ako naman ay bilang public servant,” ser-yosong wika ni Sen. Mar.

“Sa parte ko, ang iniha-handog ko kay Koring ay tapat na pag-ibig. Last love ko si Korina,” aniya pa.

At ano naman ang frustrations nila sa kanilang relasyon.

“Bilang public servant, at siya naman ay media personality, enough time for us ang talagang wala kami. Enough time for each other ang wish talaga namin. Pero, tanggap naman namin ang sitwasyon dahil nga pareho kaming may tungkulin na dapat gampanan nang maayos.”

During weekends lang daw nagkakaroon ng matagal na bonding ang dalawa.

“Bonding lang kami. Landian. Ganun lang. Kung ako lang nga ang masusunod gusto ko hindi na nagtatrabaho si Korina.”

As in pambahay na lang siya? Bulalas ng press.

“Kung ako nga ang masusunod. Pero, hindi ko naman ipipilit ang gusto ko dahil alam kong mahal na mahal niya ang kanyang work,” pagdidiin ni Sen. Mar.

Pero, kahit sobra ang pagkakasundo ng dalawang nagmamahalan, meron pa rin silang magkataliwas na ugali. Ano ‘yun?

Muli, napatingin si Sen. Mar kay Korina. Tumango naman ang ace lady broadcaster bilang pagsang-ayon sa gustong ipahayag ng boyfriend politician. And then he said: “Very orderly ako. Si Koring naman ay last minute girl.”

Ginawang example ni Sen. Mar ang pagbibiyahe nila.

“Ako, ilang oras pa ang biyahe, inihahanda ko na ang mga kakailanganin. Ayoko kasing nangangarag kapag oras na. Si Koring, very confident siya na kaya niyang gawin ang lahat in a hurry. So, kung kailan paalis na, doon pa lang siya maghahanda.”

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KC, Richard premiere night dinagsa ng malalaking showbiz celebrities

DUMALO kami sa premiere ng For the First Time nina KC Concepcion at Richard Gutierrez sa SM Megamall Cinema 10 kamakalawa ng gabi.

Sa unang pagkakataon ay nasaksihan namin kung papaano sumuporta ang napakaraming big-named celebrities sa isang movie.
Bukod sa buong cast, naroon si Gabby Lopez (Chairman-CEO ng ABS- CBN), Charo Santos Concio, Malu Santos, Rory Quintos, Sen. Bong Revilla, Jericho Rosales, German Moreno, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, at iba pang kaibigan at mga kamag-anak nina KC at Richard.

Siyempre, hindi mawawala ang royal families ng dalawang bituin -- ang Pangilinans at ang mga Gutierrez. Ever-present sina Eddie Gutierrez at Annabelle Rama kasama ang mga anak nilang sina Ruffa, Raymond, Rocky at ibang kapatid ni Chard na sina Tonton at Monching Gutierrez.

Full-support din sina Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, at ang lola ni KC na si Elaine Ciuneta sa unang pelikula ever ni KC.

Larawan ng isang proud mother si Sharon habang kumakaway sa fans ng anak. Grabe, super dami ng mga tao. Nakipag-agawan pa sa upuan ang iba.

Kilig ang movie. Kung ikaw ay fan nina Richard at KC sigurdong mapapatili ka sa dalawang love birds na ito.

Super-sweet sila sa pelikula. Super titigan, yakapan at halikan. Wala rin kaming masabi sa akting ni KC.

For the first timer, she’s a better actress than we thought kung sa pag-deliver lang ng karakter niya ang pag-uusapan. Naitawid niya, in fairness. At ang ganda ng Greece!

Sobra kaming namangha sa shots ni Direk Joyce Bernal sa Santouri, Greece.

At si Richard, nakatutuwa ring panoorin. Kasi, halatang enjoy siya sa movie. Hindi siya ang tipo ng leading man na nakikipag-sapawan sa leading lady niya. He lets her shine.

Ang 50 million dollar question that night ay kung dumating ba si Gabby Concepcion?

Well, hindi namin nakita si Gabby dahil super-puno na ng mga tao ang daanan.

Pero ayon sa bulung-bulungan, sa kabilang sinehan daw nito (Cinema 9) pinanood ang anak. Dalawa kasi ang pinagdausan ng premiere night ng For the First Time.

Binabati namin sina KC at Richard sa super- successful team-up ‘for the first time’ ng Star Cinema.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Aiza Seguerra - Open Arms - number one in Singapore

Singer-composer Aiza Seguerra said that she just signed a contract with ABS-CBN's music outfit Star Records for another fruitful and fun year. Seguerra is a contract artist of Star Records but on a per album basis only.

"Ang pinirmahan ko ngayon ay iyong renewal ng contract ko with Star Records for another year of fun," Seguerra told abs-cbnNEWS.com in an interview.

The former child star said that she's really happy working with Star Records since she's free to do the style she prefers to do in recording an album.

"Masaya kasi hinahayaan nila ako, kumbaga kung ano yung gusto ko. I think I work best kapag hinahayaan ako at pinagkakatiwalaan ako na hayaan. Ayaw ko kasing masyadong sinasakal.

"So 'yun ang gusto ko with them kumbaga hindi nila ako pinipilit na gawin yung mga bagay na hindi ko kaya at hindi ko gustong gawin so malaking bagay para sa akin yon," explains Seguerra.

Fresh from being the successful winner of ABS-CBN's game show "The Singing Bee," Seguerra is now busy promoting her international debut album titled "Open Arms."

"Open Arms" is the follow-up to Seguerra's previous album, "Para Lang Sa 'Yo".

Seguerra said her "Open Arms" album was produced by an international music firm S2S from Singapore and was first released there.

The album is now available in PanAsia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan. The album is also now out in the Philippines through Star Records.

"Open Arms" is now number one in Singapore's jazz charts.

"Totoo po 'yon hindi nga ako makapaniwala na nag-number one na po siya sa Singapore at hopefully dito din sa Pilipinas, so sana ma-enjoy niyo ang 'Open Arms... it's a very beautiful album dahil sobrang pinaghirapan namin ito,' she said.

She said that aside from feeling weird she's really happy now that she's being recognized as an international jazz artist.

"Nakakatuwa ‘yon kahit weird, jazz eh," she said.

Seguerra recalled that in Singapore, she only had 17 days to record the 10-track album, which features revivals of old hits such as "Open Arms," "Time After Time," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "At last," "Vincent," "Smooth Operator," "Home," "Journey," and "Longer."

Seguerra said that "Home" is the carrier single of her album here in the country but she really likes the songs "Vincent," "Open Arms" and "Journey."

Seguerra then asked the public's support to buy her album "Open Arms" and to say no to pirated CDs.

Seguerra made one of the most notable comebacks in Philippine showbiz when, after her acting career nosedived as she entered adulthood, she made a name in music industry with her monster hit song "Pagdating ng Panahon."

Just recently, Seguerra’s “Sa’yo Lamang” was used as the theme song of Kapamilya's hit Koreanovela "Romantic Princess."

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'For The First Time' premiere a success

A huge and excited crowd showed up at the star-studded premiere night of KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez' first film together "For the First Time," Tuesday, May 7 at SM Megamall's Cinema 9 and 10 in Ortigas.

The film is KC's first movie while it is the first film of Richard with ABS-CBN's movie outfit Star Cinema. The film is again one of the offerings of Star Cinema for their 15th anniversary.

The movie is directed by well-acclaimed director Ms. Joyce Bernal.

"Maraming salamat po sa pagdating niyo, sa pagpunta dito sana po ay mag-enjoy kayong lahat. Thank you all, this has been a dream come true for me... 23 years ang hinintay ko salamat sa inyong nandito ngayon sa kapamilya, kaibigan at mga taga-suporta at kay Richard, salamat sa experience na maibabahagi namin," KC told viewers inside the theater before the film showing started.

"Maraming salamat dahil nandito kayo sa special moment ng buhay namin, first movie ni KC at first movie ko with Star Cinema. Thanks for the support," added Richard.

"For The First Time" is a story of Seth (Richard) and Pia (KC). Two people from different worlds. Seth is a rich, impulsive rake who doesn't like serious relationships while Pia is a prim and ambitious girl who feels responsible for the tragedy that has befallen her life.

The movie shows how love changes people. Seth would be transformed into a committed gentleman and Pia who refuses to fall in love would take a chance to fall in love again.

The two meets by accident in Santorini island in Greece where they would spend an unforgettable summer together. Seth leaves Pia and in Manila, they meet again.

KC who is known for being a grandma's girl also went emotional and appeared teary-eyed when she saw her grandmother Ms. Elaine Cuneta inside the theater. She said that she dove into doing film mainly because of her "lola."

"Well nakita ko ang lahat ng minamahal ko sa buhay na lahat present. 'Yung lola ka nandito siya. Yyung malaking rason kung bakit gusto kong gumawa ng pelikula para mapanaood niya at maging proud naman siya sa akin," KC said.

KC and Richard of course went to the premiere together and their respective families (Gutierrezes, Cunetas and Pangilinans) were also there to show their love and support.

Couples Sharon Cuneta was accompanied by husband Sen. Francis Pangilinan and Gutierrez' matriarch Anabelle Rama was with her hubby Eddie Gutierrez who is also part of the movie.

The other stars of the movie -- Candy Pangilinan, Beatriz Saw, Carla Humphries, Phillip Salvador, TJ Trinidad, Ana Roces, Bobby Andrews, Gee-Ann Abrahan and Bubbles Paraiso were also present.

Also spotted at the premiere were Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 2 housemates -- Alex Anselmuccio, Robi Domingo and Ejay Falcon, actresses Rica Peralejo, Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo and Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas, half-brothers Ton-Ton Gutierrez and Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and ABS-CBN's bigwigs -- president Charo Santos Concio and chairman Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III.

As if uniting KC and Richard in movie was not enough, stars who are from ABS-CBN’ rival network, GMA-7, and who are also close to Richard were also there to show support.

Spotted were GMA-7 stars -- JC Devera, Ehra Madrigal and Richard's twin brother Raymond Gutierrez.

Gabby and Sharon

The night of course became complete with the presence of KC's biological father, the comebacking actor, Gabby Concepcion.

Gabby who wanted to show his support for her daughter KC just watched the movie at Cinema 9 with his family while Sharon and the other stars viewed the movie at Cinema 10.

KC and Richard first greeted the moviegoers at Cinema 9 where they met Gabby and thanked him for the support before they went to Cinema 10 to watch the whole movie with their families and other stars.

Sharon and Gabby of course did not get the chance to meet face-to-face, but were both happy for the success of their daughter's debut film.

"Kung masaya si KC, ako mga times 100, ako grabe ang pride ko sa turnout ng sumusuporta kay Richard at KC dito sa premiere. I'm thankful sa inyong lahat at baby ko naman ang inyong minamahal at kay Richard din," Sharon said.

"Salamat po sa pagpunta niyo dito, panoorin niyo po ang For The First Time at napakagandang pelikula po," Gabby said.

Viewers of the movie's special screening said the movie really moved and touched their hearts.

"(May matutunan kayo) kailangan na hayaang lumigaya ang anak at huwag bawal ang lahat," KC's surrogate father, Sen. Pangilinan said.

Sharon as a professional actress added she's also proud of her daughter's work. "For a beginner, not bad at all."

"For The First Time" starts its regular screening Wednesday, August 27, 2008 in over 100 theaters in the country.

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For the First Time Graded B ng Cinema Evaluation Board

Graded B ng Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) ang unang pelikula nina KC Concepcion at Richard Gutierrez na naka-schedule ipalabas sa mga sinehan ngayong araw, For the First Time.

Ang ganda pala talaga ng Santorini, Greece na na-capture ng pelikula nina KC and Richard.

Sexy rin si KC sa pelikula. Cleavage kung cleavage.

Obvious talagang nag-effort si KC sa pelikulang ito. At suwerte ni Richard dahil siya ang unang naka-kissing scene ni KC.

Malaki ang pressure kina KC and Richard dahil katatapos lang o palabas pa yata ang huling pelikula ng Star Cinema na A Very Special Love (starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo) na kumita ng P14 million sa opening day three weeks ago at hanggang second week nito ay pinipilahan.

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Jay-R mukhang suman?

Gusto na naming hilahin ang Sabado, August 30, dahil sa gabing yun ay sabay-sabay na naming mapa­pa­nood sa isang show ang tatlo sa pinakamahuhusay nating balladeers.

Perpekto ang line-up dahil ang magkakasama sa isang show na gaganapin sa Metro Bar ay sina Richard Poon, Ronnie Liang at Mark Bautista. Tatlo sila sa mga ipinagmamalaking performers ng ASAP ’08, pagdating sa pagkanta ay wala nang makaku­kuwes­tiyon sa tatlong ito.

Pare-pareho silang balladeers, pero may kani-kanya silang atake, si Richard Poon ay kilalang-kilala sa pagkanta ng mga standard songs, si Ronnie naman ay nang-iwan na nang milya-milya sa kanyang mga kakontemporaryo, at si Mark Bautista kapag kuma­kanta ay wala ka nang gagawin pang iba kundi ang mapatulala na lang sa ganda ng boses ng binatang ito.

Tamang-tama, dumating ang mga kaibigan at kaklase namin sa kolehiyo mula sa mga bansang matagal na nilang itinuturing na pangalawang mundo, ang isa sa kanila ay loyalista ni Mark Bautista, nung mag-show raw kasi ang magaling na singer sa kanilang lugar sa Amerika ay nabitin sila.

Gustong-gusto naman si Richard Poon ng isang kaklase naming naninirahan na sa Toronto, hindi pa raw nakararating sa kanila ang balladeer, pero napapanood naman nila si Richard sa TFC.

Regular ding napapanood ng mga kaibigan namin sa TFC si Ronnie Liang, saludo sila sa binata, dahil sa dinami-dami nilang produkto ng PDA ay sila lang yata ni Yeng Constantino ang nagpakita ng katatagan ng career.

“Ang taba-taba na ni Jay-R Siaboc, mukha na siyang suman,” pagpuna pa ng mga balikbayan naming kaibigan.

Nag-reunion na kaming magkakaibigan nung Lunes nang gabi, pero itutuloy uli namin yun sa Sabado sa Metro Bar, sa concert ng mga guwapong balladeers ng ating bayan ngayon.

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Apela ni Judy Ann Santos, dinenay ng SC

The Supreme Court yesterday allowed the prosecution of film and television actress Judy Ann Santos for tax evasion.

In a 27-page decision, the SC denied Santos’ petition for review seeking to reverse the June 19, 2006 en banc resolution of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).

The said resolution denied Santos’ motion for extension of time to file petition for review to appeal the resolutions dated February 23, 2006 and May 11, 2006 of the CTA First Division.

The Court said that the CTA en banc did not err in denying her motion for extension of time to file petition for review, stressing that Santos cannot file a petition for review with the CTA en banc to appeal the resolution of the CTA First Division denying her motion to quash.

“The Resolution is interlocutory and, thus, unappealable. Even if her Petition for Review is to be treated as a petition for certiorari, it is dismissible for lack of merit,” the High Court said.

The Court also held that there was no evidence of a clear and intentional discrimination against Santos, whether by prosecution attorney in recommending the filing of Information against her or by the CTA First Division in denying her motion to quash.

It added that the only basis for petitioner’s claim of denial of equal protection of the laws was the dismissal of the charges against singer-actress Regine Velasquez (Regina Encarnacion Velasquez in real life), while those against her were not.

It explained that Santos did not establish whether she and Velasquez were similarly situated, i.e., that they committed identical acts for which they were charged with and that they presented similar arguments and evidence.

The case against Santos stemmed from her alleged inaccurate Annual Income Tax Return for taxable year 2002 filed with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) wherein she declared an income of only P8.033 million derived from her talent fees solely from ABS-CBN.

Allegedly, Santos received more than the said amount, not only from ABS-CBN but also from other sources, including movies and product endorsements.

Santos was charged before the CTA in 2005. That same year, the CTA First Division issued an arrest warrant against Santos prompting the latter to file a motion to quash the information.

On February 23, 2006, the CTA First Division denied her motion and scheduled her arraignment.

Santos filed a motion for reconsideration which the CTA also denied on May 11, 2006.

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Sandara Park ’di sinulot ni Kim

Nakaalis na raw ng bansa si Sandara Park noong August 14 para bumalik sa Korea at ipagpatuloy ang kanyang training.

Two weeks din ang inilagi ng young actress sa ’Pinas at bumisita lang siya dahil nami-miss niya ang ating bansa pati na ang mga dating kaibigan dito.

Sa inilagi sa bansa ni Sandy, nagkaroon siya ng sapat na oras to meet with old friends gaya nina Roxanne Guinoo, Joross Gamboa at Melissa Ricks. Pati nga sa ex-boyfriend niyang si Joseph Bitangcol ay nakipagkita siya for old times’ sake.

Bago umalis, nagawa pang sagutin ni Sandy ang mga intriga sa kanila ni Kim Chiu, na sinasabing pumalit sa puwestong iniwanan niya noon bilang No. 1 young star ng ABS-CBN.

Ayon kay Sandy, wala silang bad blood ni Kim at magkaiba sila in so many ways.

Itinanggi rin ng Koreanang young actress na in-offer sa kanya ang My Girl ni Kim dahil kung siya raw ang gaganap du’n, hindi pa rin ito Pinoy version na matatawag.

Besides, nakaalis na raw siya ng ’Pinas nu’ng time na ’yon.

Pinagkukumpara kasi sina Sandara at Kim dahil bukod sa magkahawig sila, sinasabing nang pumasok ang huli sa showbiz ay nagsimula nang mawalan ng ningning ang una.

Inamin din ni Sandy na sobrang nami-miss niya ang ’Pinas at lahat ng kanyang ginawa rito, kaya madalas ay pinapanood pa rin niya ang lumang shows at pelikulang ginawa rito.

Wish ng young actress na makagawa siya ng teleserye sa Korea at mabili ng ABS-CBN ang rights para naman mapanood siya ng kanyang fans dito.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez on ASAP

Richard Gutierrez performed on ASAP together with love team KC Concepcion. Another video after the jump.

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10 men of Cosmo Centerfolds

NAKITA na namin ang 10 Cosmo Centerfolds sa special supplement na ilalabas ng Cosmopolitan (Philippines) magazine na mabibili na sa market later this week.
Nasa cover ng inaabangang annual supplement ng Cosmo si Derek Ramsay.

Sa lineup ng photos sa loob ay nangunguna sa Cosmo Centerfolds 2008 ang international singer na si BILLY CRAWFORD (26 y/o).

Nasa swimming pool si Billy, bare top at nakalubog sa tubig ang kalahati niyang katawan.

Very prominent ang colorful tattoos ni Billy sa kanyang left arm, na para sa kanya ay sexiest part of his body.

Nag-sexy pictorial na rin lang si Billy ay hindi pa ginandahan ang pose. Iyung likod niya ang kanyang ipinakita imbes na ang harapan niya.

Mataba kaya siya at may tiyan kaya nahiya siyang ipakita ang kanyang abs?

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Pangalawa ang guwapong model na si AKIHIRO SATO (24 y/o).

Bukod sa sexy ay ang ganda ng mukha ng 6-footer na si Akihiro na may Brazilian, Japanese at Italian blood.

Hubad siya at nakalubog sa bathtub. Hanggang sa mga balahibo sa may baba ng pusod niya lang ang nakalitaw, ang kanyang harapan ay natatakpan na ng mga bula.

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Pangatlo si DEREK RAMSAY (29 y/o).

Nabanggit ng aktor sa Cosmo na gusto niyang mapasali sa ‘mile high club’ o sa mga nakikipagdyug sa eroplano habang nasa himpapawid.

Sa shower nag-picto­rial nang hubad si Derek, labas ang kanyang six-pack abs. Sexy pa rin at ma-appeal si Derek, pero hindi na bago ang da­ting niya.

Ewan kung bakit siya ang ginawang coverboy.

Nakasama na siya ni Dingdong Dantes last year at pangalawang pag­rampa na rin niya ‘yon dahil ang una niyang Cosmo Bash ay noon pang 2002 na ginanap sa Dish sa Rockwell.

Wala na bang iba?

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Pang-apat ang model-actor at dating PBB housemate na si BRUCE QUEBRAL (26 y/o).

Ang morenong si Bruce ang pinakamapangahas. Hubo’t hubad siya habang nakatagilid at may hawak na bimpo na ipinantatakip niya sa kanyang nota.

Kita ang pubic hair niya at gilid ng kanyang puwet.

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Panlima ang 6’1” model na si ROCKY SALUMBIDES (27 y/o). Nakarampa na si Rocky sa catwalks sa Milan, London, Singapore, Hong Kong at China.

Nakahubad siya sa loob ng sauna, basa ang katawan, pero natatakpan ng hita niya ang harapan ni Rocky.

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Pang-anim ang runner-up sa Be Bench model search na si RON MORALES (23 y/o).

Nakatapis ng tuwalya ang hubad na si Ron habang nakaupo sa may lababo.

Pangkaraniwan ang itsura ng model-actor at wala siyang kadating-dating sa amin.

Ewan kung bakit napasama siya sa listahan.

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Pampito ang tisoy na actor-model na si JON AVILA (25 y/o).

Naka-Bench Body underwear lang si Jon at in-splash ng tubig ang kanyang hubad na katawan.

Parang nawalan na rin ng dating ang Fil-Irish hunk.

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Pangwalo si MACKY ESCALONA (23 y/o), ang dating basketball player ng Ateneo Blue Eagles na ngayon ay nasa PBA na.

Hubad si Macky habang nakaupo sa bench at may bola ng basketbol na nakatakip sa nota niya.

Wala kaming makitang anumang appeal sa nasabing basketbolista.

Malaking tanong sa amin kung bakit kasama siya sa listahang ito.

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Pansiyam si GEOFF EIGENMANN (23 y/o).

Napakaguwapo ng binatang ito nina Gina Alajar at Michael de Mesa. Napakaamo ng mukha ni Geoff, ang ganda ng kanyang hazel brown eyes at pamatay ang boyish niyang ngiti.

Kaya lang ay medyo nagpa-cute pa siya sa pictorial. Basa ang suot niyang white brief dahil medyo nakalubog siya sa tubig sa bathtub, pero natatakpan ng braso niya ang kanyang harapan kaya hindi masipat ang kanyang bukol.

Ang ganda na ng katawan ni Geoff at delicious ang kanyang dating, kaya sana ay bumigay na siya sa sexy pictorial niya tulad ni Dingdong Dantes last year.

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Pansampu si PAOLO CONTIS (24 y/o), na halatang full of confidence sa kanyang sexy pictorial.

Nasa ilalim din ng shower si Paolo, nakataas ang isang braso at kita ang kanyang ipinagmamalaking sexy abs. Medyo sumusungaw ang pubic hair niya habang umaagos ang tubig sa kanyang hubad na katawan.

Sa A Venue (parang NBC Tent pero mas maganda raw) sa Makati Avenue gaganapin ang 7th Cosmo Bachelor Bash sa Setyembre 11.

Ang covergirl ng September issue ng Cosmo mag ay si Maja Salvador.

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Willie Revillame tatapatan si Joey sa ‘Startalk’

Abangan si Willie Revillame sa Sabado sa Entertainment Live dahil nagbanta ito kahapon na tatapatan na niya si Joey de Leon sa Startalk.

Mabuti naman para mabuhay ang Entertainment Live dahil live ito pero mistulang patay, walang katorya-torya at talung-talo ng Startalk sa ratings and contents.

Sina Gorgy Rula ba naman at Ronnie Carrasco ang mag-tandem sa Startalk, paanong hindi mananalasa sa ratings ‘yan komo punung-puno ang show ng mga balita?

Makakadagdag pa ang Entertainment Live sa milyones na kinikita ni Willie sa ngayon.
Dapat lang, dahil throughout his life ay pulos kahirapan ang naranasan ni Willie.

Pasabit-sabit lang siya noon kina Aga at Randy. Tingnan n’yo ngayon, mas mayaman pa si Willie kesa dalawa!

Ang kapalaran nga naman! Siguro ay mapapag-aral na ni Willie sa London si Meryll, noh?!

Lifetime pangako niya ‘yan sa anak niya na napako lang.

So, tuluy-tuloy na ang bakbakan sa Sabado? Well, nanganganib ang The Buzz at Showbiz Central kung gayon! Abangan ninyo ‘yan sa Sabado ha! Pramis!

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Marjorie Barretto ituturo na ang mga kalaban?

Tahasang nagpahayag si Marjorie Barretto sa The Buzz na walang katotohanan ang mga akusasyon sa kanya, buong-ningning niyang sinabi na wala silang relasyon ni Mayor Recom, kaya wala ring katotohanan ang kuwento tung­kol sa mansiyon na diu­mano’y ibinigay-iniregalo nito sa kanya.

Pero may bagong pahayag na binitiwan ang konsehal ng District 2 ng Caloocan, alam na raw niya kung sinu-sino ang mga taong nagpapakalat ng mga ganung kuwento, yun daw ang dalawang taong nagpaplanong tumakbong mayor ng Caloocan na dahil walang masilip na butas sa serbisyo ni Mayor Recom ay namemersonal na lang.

“Kilala ko na sila ngayon, alam ko na kung sinu-sino ang mga taong naninira sa akin. Punumpuno na ako, hindi na nila ako puwedeng gamitin, kaya nagsasalita na ako ngayon.

“I want to put a stop to it, right now, right here, da­­hil masyado na silang namemersonal. Sila ang mga taong nagpaplanong tumakbong mayor, sila ang nag­papakalat ng mga ganung kuwento,” madiing paha­yag pa ng aktres-pulitiko.

Napakalinaw magpaliwanag ni Marjorie, tahimik na tahimik sa buong studio habang ipinalalabas ang panayam sa kanya ng kaibigang Boy Abunda, kapag may interes ang mga tao sa nagsasalita at sa paksang tina­talakay ay puwede kang magbagsak ng aspile sa gitna ng studio na maririnig mo ang tunog dahil sa sobrang katahimikan ng paligid.

Klarung-klaro magpaliwanag si Marjorie Barretto, kapatid nga siya nina Gretchen at Claudine, dahil pag­katapos nilang magsalita ay naiimbita nila sa kanilang panig kahit ang kanilang mga kalaban.

Sa susunod ay pangalanan na kaya ni Konsehal Mar­jorie ang dalawang taong ayon sa kanya’y may planong tumakbong mayor ng Caloocan kaya ngayon pa lang ay sinisira na ng mga ito ang kartada ng nakaupong mayor at kinakaladkad pa ang kanyang pangalan?

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Sharon Cuneta imbiyerna sa Siyete

SA Sharon last Sunday, hindi na rin napigil ni Sharon Cuneta na sabihin ang saloobin hinggil sa magaganap na pagsasabay ng opening day ng For the First Time nina Richard Gutierrez at KC Concepcion at ang free birthday show sa Araneta Coliseum nina Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera sa August 27.Guests ni Shawie sa naturang episode ang dalawang bida ng pelikula at ang ina ni Richard na si Annabelle Rama.

Bago ito, naging vocal na rin naman si Bisaya sa kanyang sama ng loob sa magaganap na ‘tapatan.’

Last Sunday, sa discussion nila ni Annabelle over the matter, inamin ni Sharon na sumama rin ang loob niya nang una niya itong malaman.

“To be fair and honest, masama ang loob ko. Nagalit ako nun’g una kong dinig. But I always know, the truth is somewhere in the middle, eh. I learned that from Kiko (Pangilinan, her husband). So, siguro, meron talagang nag-isip na manadya, kaya ’yun ang masakit,” sabi ni Shawie.

Sinabi rin ni Shawie na gagawa rin sina Chard at KC ng movie sa GMA Films at kung maghi-hit naman ang For the First Time ay makakatulong din sa next project na ’yon.

Si Annabelle naman, muling ipinunto na maraming puwedeng dates, puwedeng Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15 and so on, pero bakit kailangang Aug. 27?

Ang ikinaaliw namin ay ang reaksyon nina Chard at KC habang nag-uusap ang kanilang magulang.

“World peace,” singit ni KC.

Si Richard naman, panay ang himas sa ina na para bang sinasabing “relax lang.”

Anyway, ngayong gabi na ang engrande at star-studded premiere night ng For the First Time sa SM Megamall. Bukod sa naglalakihang artsitang dadalo (including the whole cast), inaabangan din ang paghaharap ng magulang ni KC na sina Gabby at Sharon.

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Bea Alonzo magaling lumusot

ANG galing umiwas ni Bea Alonzo sa mga usiserong movie scribe.

’Pag diniretso siyang tanungin kung sila na nga ba ni Jake Cuenca, daraanin ka niya sa isang matamis na ngiti at gagawa ng dahilan para makapag-excuse.

Kung hindi naman, bago sumagot, sasabihin ni Bea na kailangan niyang magpaalam sa road manager o kay Mr. M ng Star Magic.

Ang galing lumusot!

Ang hirap ding kunan ng pahayag ni Jake, ano ba, Neil de Guia?

Pero lumalabas na mahigit dalawang buwan nang mag-on ang dalawa.

Sa isang interbyu kay Bea, may pagka-defensive ang tono nito nang sabihing wala siyang nakikitang masama sa paglabas-labas nila ni Jake.

Ano raw ang problema roon when they’re both single?

Oo nga naman.

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KC Concepcion denies rejecting John Lloyd

RICHARD Gutierrez and KC Concepcion were busy promoting their movie “For the First Time” in all showbiz talk shows last weekend. We noticed they guested in GMA-7 shows first, “Startalk” and “Showbiz Central”, then they transferred to its rival shows on ABS-CBN, “Entertainment Live” and “The Buzz”. In all their live interviews, the fact that they’re both Mr. Nice Guy and Ms. Nice Gal always shines through. Both also have sunshiny, easy to like personalities.

KC made it clear she did not insist on having her Chard as her first leading man after rejecting John Lloyd Cruz who once had a relationship with her aunt Ciara Sotto (cousin of her mom, Sharon Cuneta) that turned sour. “Walang offer sa’kin to work with John Lloyd at all and the truth is I’d really like to work with him someday,” she says. “I have no reason para magalit sa kanya. Labas naman ako roon sa nangyari sa kanila noon ni Ciara. I even watch his TV shows and movies.”

Despite their sweetness to each other, both KC and Chard insist they’re not yet on. “I really feel uncomfortable kapag pinipilit kaming umamin, e wala pa naman kaming aaaminin,” she says. “I really hope they will give us more time kasi ayaw din naming madaliin at baka sabihin pang ginagamit namin ‘yun just to promote our movie. I’m really more at ease na friends muna kami.”

After this, she’s moving to GMA Films for their Valentine movie. How does she feel about it? “Siyempre, I’m very much excited. Noon, si Chard ang nagpunta sa ABS. Now, it’s my turn to go to GMA. ‘For the First Time’ is a light romantic drama. Sa GMA naman, we’re going to do more of a romantic comedy.”

“For the First Time” will be premiered tonight at SM Megamall and opens nationwide tomorrow.

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Dyosa babalik sa panahon ng mga Kastila

ANG Dyosa ng ABS-CBN na si Anne Curtis ay babalik sa panahon ng mga Kastila sa Pilipinas.

This time as a normal person na magmamahal sa isang Spanish-Filipino soldier na gagampanan ni Jericho Rosales.

Ang mga eksena ay magaganap sa Baler, matatagpuan sa probinsya ng Aurora, noong mga panahong nagsisikap ang mga mandirigmang Pinoy na mapalaya ang Pilipinas sa pananakop ng mga Kastila.

Pinamagatang Baler, ang pelikula ay produced ng Viva Films sa pa-kikipagtulungan ng PAGCOR at sa suporta rin ni Senator Ed Angara na mismong tubong Baler.

Ayon kay Sen. Angara nang makapanayam ng press sa presscon ng Baler kamakailan, matagal na raw talaga niyang gustong makagawa ng isang magandang proyekto para sa Baler.

“Kaya nang malaman ko itong film project na Baler, labis akong natuwa at si-nuportahan ko kaagad,” wika ni Sen. Angara.

Kuwento pa ni Sen. Angara, marami raw magagandang kasaysayang nakatago sa Baler.

Pero ang ‘pinaka’ raw na hindi napag-uusapan sa Pilipinas, ngunit bukambibig ng mga taga-Spain, ay ang kabayanihang ipinakita ng mga taga-Baler noong panahong tapos na ang paki-kipaglaban ng mga Pilipino sa mga Kastila.

“Nakorner noon ng Filipino soldiers ang mga sundalong Kastila sa simbahan ng Baler at doon sila nagkanlong para hindi mapatay ng mga sundalong Pinoy.

“Ang hindi alam ng mga sundalong Kastila ay tapos na ang giyera noon, pero ayaw nilang maniwala noong una. Bandang huli ay gumawa ng paraan ang mga sundalong Pinoy para mapalabas ang Spanish soldiers sa pinagtataguan nilang simbahan.

“Nang mapalabas ang nakorner na mga sundalong Kastila, akala nila papata-yin na silang lahat. Sa halip, buong puso silang tinanggap ng mga Filipino at pinalakpakan pa habang papalabas sila ng Baler church.

“At ang mga sunda-long ‘yun nang makabalik sa kanilang bansa, ay ipinamalita ang kagandahang loob ng mga Filipino. ‘Yun ay naging usap-usapan sa Spain at marami pang nakakaalam nito roon hanggang ngayon.

“So, ang pelikulang Ba-ler sa kabuuan ay tungkol sa kabayanihan at kabutihan ng mga Pilipino,” nakangiting wika ni Sen. Angara.

Almost 70 percent daw ng Baler movie ay historical, ayon sa scriptwriter ng pelikula na si Roy Iglesias. Ang love story daw nina Anne at Jericho ay idinagdag lang para magkaroon ng romantic color ang pelikula.

Pero, pasubali ni Sen. Angara, may naririnig siyang kuwentu-kuwento na isang dalagang taga-Baler nga at binatang sundalong Kastila ang nag-ibigan noong panahon ‘yun.

So, maaaring pati ang mga ginagampanan nina Anne at Jericho sa pelikulang Baler ay totoong love story noon ng isang dalagang Filipina at sunda-long Kastila.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Watch PDA 2 - 10TH Gala NIGHT

Watch Pinoy Dream Academy 2 - 10th Gala night.

PDA 2 10TH Gala NIGHT LAARNI with "The Prayer"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT VAN with "Bulong"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT CHRIS with "Kissing a Fool"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT BUGOY with "Muli"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT HANSEN with "Can't we just stop and talk a while"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT LIEZEL with "Tell Me"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT POY with "Living with a Prayer"

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT INAKI

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT POY'S FAREWELL

PDA 2 10TH GALA NIGHT PROBATIONARIES

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Gabb Valenciano, bagong dyowa ni Pauleen Luna?

May nakapagchika sa amin na mukhang ine-enjoy ni Pauleen Luna ang pagiging single na okey lang naman ngayong matagal-tagal na nga silang hiwalay ng kanyang ex-boyfriend na si Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian.

Medyo madalas raw makita sa kontrobersyal na Embassy Bar sa The Fort sa Taguig City ang magandang dalaga kasama ang kanyang kapatid at mga kaibigan nila.

Kasama rin daw minsan nina Pauleen ang kanyang best friend na young actress din na si Carla Humphries at maging si Regine Tolentino.

Nagulat lang ang nagchika sa amin sa closeness at sweetness daw ni Pauleen at ng kapwa niya celebrity na nakasama niya sa nasabing bar sa anak nina Gary Valenciano at Angeli Pangilinan na si Gabb Valenciano.

Tuluyan na kayang naka-move on si Pauleen? Well, mukhang bagay naman sila ni Gabb.

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Angel Locsin na-out of place kina Richard at KC

Nailang ang fans nina Richard Gutierrez at Angel Locsin nang mapanood nila kahapon ang ASAP.

Nag- promote sina Richard at KC Concepcion sa ASAP ng For The First Time at sina Angel at Piolo Pascual ang nag-interbyu sa kanila.

Nailang at nanibago ang fans nina Richard at Angel dahil nasanay sila sa loveteam ng dalawa.

Hindi na raw sana naki-join si Angel sa pag-iinterbyu kina KC at Richard dahil parang out of place siya, porke knows ng lahat na siya ang dating love interest ni Richard.

Nag-e-emote ang fans ng Richard-Angel dahil nagmukhang suporta raw si Angel, lalupa’t nagmu­mura ang chemistry nina Richard at KC.

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The Juicy Fruits

A UNIQUE of an all-female song and dance group is predicted to have a big future in showbiz. Collectively known as The Juicy Fruits, they were discovered by Bella Dimayuga of the famous Bellestar. Thier name was derived from abundant Philippine native fruits.

The Juicy Fruits is composed of Larah Beth Rebong , a.k.a Kaymito Mayabas, Jhoana Marie Elaurza a.k.a.Mangga, Rambutan, Marvic Madrigal a.k.a. Makopa Santol, and Sheena Marie Fructuoso a.k.a Langka Duhat.

The group showed what it takes to be an entertainer when they displayed their vocal calisthenics and dance routines. Only two months after their disocovery, the group now has invitations to perform abroad and elsewhere outside the Philippines.

Every member of the Juicy Fruits has experiences in ramp modeling, singing , dancing and public speaking.

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Baron, ’di natiis ni Mr. M

MAY spot pa rin si Baron Geisler sa ama-amahang si Johnny Manahan.

Kahit sinasabing bad boy, hindi pa rin natiis ni Mr. M na ’di tulungan ang aktor nang malamang hindi ito makakasama (due to budgetary constraints) sa Philippine delegation ng Venice Film Festival, kung saan official Philippine entry ang pelikulang Jay ni Direk Francis Pasion.

Nang malaman ito ni Mr. M, hindi siya nag-atubiling tulungan si Baron. Aware si Mr. M sa prestige na maibibigay ng said international film festival sa aktor.

Mr. M gave the same support kay Piolo Pascual nang ito naman ang ipadala sa Paris Cinema Festival sa France.

Sa August 27 na ang lipad ng tropa ng Jay papuntang Venice, Italy. Ang pelikulang Burn After Reading nina Brad Pitt at George Clooney ang magbubukas ng Venice filmfest ngayong taon.

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Sam Milby natutuyot?

Ano ba ang nangyayari sa guwapong mukha at hunky na katawan ni Sam Milby?

Bakit kabi-kabila ang ang natatanggap na komento at aming nababasa na kesyo tuyot at hindi na raw mukhang fresh si Pa-pa Sam?

Nasobrahan yata sa ka-ka-diet si Sam kung kaya’t nangyayat siya nang husto. Ano sa tingin niyo?

Hay naku, sana ay ga-wan ito ng paraan ni Sam, to get back in shape again gaya nu’ng unang pasok niya sa showbiz na super- cute siya at hindi mukhang tuyot.

Siya pa naman ang kinakikiligan ng marami, ‘di ba?

Sayang kasi ang mga oportunidad kung pababayaan ni Sam ang pangangatawan niya.

‘Yun na!

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Sharon, Gabby hiwalay ng sinehan sa premiere ng KC-Richard movie

SUPER excitedna sina KC Concepcion at Richard Gutierrez sa nalalapit na pagpapalabas at premiere night ng pelikula nilang For the First Time under Star Cinema.

Tapos na ang principal photography ng movie, pero may kailangan pang gawin sa dubbing kaya super- busy pa ang dalawa. Grabe rin ang schedules nila sa promo, huh! Kung saan-saang malls sila pumupunta.

Recently, nag-guest pa si KC sa Wowowee. Kumembut-kembot ang dalaga na walang pakialam. Tuwang-tuwa naman sa kanya ang studio audience at televiewers.

Samantala, very proud si Richard na nakagawa siya ng pelikula sa Star Ci-nema at siya ang naging unang leading man ni KC sa first movie nito.

“I’m blessed to be working with Star Cinema kasi nabigyan ako ng opportunity working witht hem. They made me feel na talagang welcome. Binigyan nila ako ng special treatment. I’m thankful talaga,” wika pa ng binata.

Si KC naman, bukod sa excitement ay kinakabahan din kung ano ang magiging reaksyon ng tao sa kanyang first movie.

“Sana, magustuhan nila ang pelikula namin ni Ri-chard. Ibinigay ko ang puso ko dito sa movie at sana makita nila ‘yun at maramdaman habang pinapanood ni-la,” sabi pa niya.

Magkakaroon nga pala ng international premiere ang pelikula sa Los Angeles in Alex Theater on Sept. 6 at sa San Francisco in Fox Theater on Sept 7. Dada-luhan ito ni KC.

Sa international premiere naman ng For the First Time sa Vienna Austria Cineplexx Donauplex) on Sept. 28 ay parehong dadalo sina Richard at KC.

Magkakaroon din ng in-ternational regular screening ang pelikula sa Guam, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Pasadena, Hawaii, Chicago, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Qatar at Bah-rain.

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ACCORDING to our source, parehong dadalo sa premiere night ng For the First Time sina Gabby Concepcion at Sharon Cuneta bukas (Aug. 26). Kaya lang, hindi sila magkasama sa isang sinehan.

Si Sharon ay sa cinema 10 while Gabby will view the movie at cinema 9 ng SM megamall. Parehong may mga artistang maka-kasama sina Sharon at Gabby sa dalawang sinehan.

Eh, saang theater naman kaya magi-stay sina KC at Richard?

Your guess is as good as mine.

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KC Concepcion sang duet with dad Gabby Concepcion

KC Concepcion sang “In My Life” on ASAP together with the video of her dad Gabby Concepcion. Watch the video.

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Top 12 Box-office movies for weekend of August 22

Paramount's "Tropic Thunder" takes the weekend for the second consecutive week as Sony's "House Bunny" has a strong second place finish as comedy rules the box-office.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Tropic Thunder," $16.1 million.

2. "The House Bunny," $15.1 million.

3. "Death Race," $12.3 million.

4. "The Dark Knight," $10.3 million.

5. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," $5.7 million.

6. "Pineapple Express," $5.6 million.

7. "Mirrors," $4.9 million.

8. "The Longshots," $4.304 million.

9. "Mamma Mia!", $4.303 million.

10. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," $4.1 million.

Source: http://www.mediabynumbers.com/

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

John Lloyd Cruz tinuturuang manamit ng GF

Medyo nasorpresa si John Lloyd Cruz nang ibigay sa kanya ang role ni Armando sa inaabangan nang I Love Betty La Fea na tatampukan ng kanyang ka-loveteam na si Bea Alonzo. Akala talaga niya ay matatagalan pa bago sila muling magkasama pero, naiintindihan niya kung bakit sa kanya muling ipinag­katiwala ang role.

“Magandang opportunity sana para sa amin ni Bea na ma-pair sa iba para naman hindi kami nagiging dependent sa isa’t isa,” pauna niya sa isang mada­liang pa-presscon na ibinigay ng ABS-CBN para sa kanya.

“It would help sana kung napanood ko yung any of the Betty La Fea series pero hindi eh, kaya magdi-depend na lamang ako sa director. Pero, kapag nagkaroon ako ng time, talagang papanoorin ko ito,” sabi niya.

Tinanong si John Lloyd kung bakit siya madalas bigyan ng projects ng kanyang mother studio.

“Siguro dahil bukod sa guwapo ako ay napaka-sincere ko sa trabaho ko. From the last, naging open ako, nagtapat at hindi nanloko to protect my career. I even admitted my relationship with Ciara Sotto kahit magkaiba kami ng company,” sabi niyang may halong pagbibiro at inaming hindi siya comportable sa kanyang guwapong packaging.

“Marami pang dapat baguhin sa akin, ayusin, katulad ng aking buhok,” dagdag pa niya.

For the series, John Lloyd will be provided with a stylist. “Mabuti na lamang tinuturuan ako ni Liz (his gf) ng tamang color combination. Maraming beses we shop together at tinutulungan niya akong pumili ng mga damit na bibilhin ko. Dati kasi, tumitingin lang ako sa brand, hindi ako marunong mag-mix and match.”

Bukod sa I Love Betty La Fea, John Lloyd will soon start shooting his movie with Vilma Santos.

“Pero, hindi ito tuluy-tuloy. May mga kailangan lang kaming i-shoot agad,” imporma niya. He is portraying the role of the lover ng anak ni Vilma sa movie ng isang bading. Ang movie na ididirek ni Olive Lamasan ay isa na namang bagong hamon sa aktor na isa sa pinakamagaling na aktor sa bakuran ng ABS-CBN/Star Cinema.

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Luis Manzano to play a gay role?

Sa movie nina Gov. Vi at John Lloyd, si Luis Manzano ang napipisil ng Star Cinema para gumanap sa papel ng gay na karelasyon ng karakter ni Lloydie.

Bagama’t wala pang kinukumpirma si Luis kung tinanggap ba niya o hindi ang project, balitang tinanggihan na ito ng young actor dahil hindi pa ready sa mga ganu’ng klase ng papel.

Nang makausap naman namin ang Star for All Seasons sa presscon ng Bear Brand Laki sa Gatas campaign, kinumpirma niyang may gay role offer nga sa kanyang anak but it’s still Luis who will decide on it.

Pero kung tatanungin si Ate Vi, challenging ang opinyon niya about the role, pero irerespeto niya kung anuman ang maging desisyon ng anak.

Samantala, wala pang ibang naiisip ang Star Cinema na ipapalit kay Luis sakaling hindi nito tanggapin ang role.

Pero sa tatlong movie commitments ni Ate Vi sa Star Cinema, ang isa talaga rito ay with her son, Luis, kaya hindi man matuloy ang young actor sa movie ng ina with Lloydie, may naka-line-up pa silang gagawin na mag-ina.

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Piolo Pascual at Angel Locsin movie, sa disyerto ng Australia kukunan

TULOY na tuloy na ang movie nina Piolo Pascual at Angel Locsin under Star Cinema. Next week ay nakatakda na silang magpunta sa Bukidnon para mag-shoot.

After Bukidnon, lilipad naman sila ng Australia para roon kunan ang malaking bahagi ng movie.

Balitang nag-occular visit na ang direktor ng pelikula na si Rory Quintos sa lugar na pagsu-syutingan sa nasabing bansa.

Sa outback ng Australia kukunan ang movie. Disyerto’t malayo sa kabihasnan. Ang grocery nga raw, three hours away kaya nakakaloka talaga.

Katakut-takot na e-mail at inquiries na ang natatanggap ng Star Cinema para sa nasabing Piolo-Angel movie.

Matapos ang successful team-up ng dalawa sa Lobo noong July, tila “bitin” pa ang mga tao’t nag-aabang na ng follow-up project.

Matatandaang ang last episode ng Lobo noong Hulyo ay nag-number one base na rin sa resulta ng NUTAM ratings for the said month.

Ayon sa Star Cinema people, maging ang DVD sales ng Lobo ay napakataas, proof kung gaano kagusto ng tao ang serye pati na rin ang team-up nina Piolo at Angel.

This early, ayon pa rin sa Star Cinema, napakarami nang inquiries na natatanggap ng produksyon mula sa ibang bansa para sa pagpapalabas ng premiere night ng hindi pa nasisimulang Piolo-Angel movie.

Nagpakita na raw ng interes ang ilang cities sa USA at maging ang London.

“Malakas talaga sina Piolo at Angel sa TFC,” say pa ng taga-Star Cinema.

Kasabay nito, nakatakda ring magsimula ang produksyon ng Vhong Navarro-Toni Gonzaga starrer na may working title na Hurry Love.

Mayroon din silang sisimulan na Vilma Santos-John Lloyd Cruz movie na 80 percent ay kukunan sa New York at isang horror film starring Maricel Soriano to be directed by Chito Roño.

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Anne Curtis to balance bad luck

ANNE Curtis is honored to topbill Viva Films’ Metro filmfest entry, “Baler,” which is about the last stand of the Spaniards in the Philippines 110 years ago. Written by Roy Iglesias and directed by Mark Meily, it’s about the 57 Spanish soldiers who took refuge inside the San Luis Obispo church in Baler against the Americans.

Phillip Salvador plays one of the Filipino rebels and Anne Curtis is his daughter who’s in love with a Spanish-Filipino soldier. Filmed in cooperation with Sen. Edgardo Angara who’s from Baler, it has a budget of P100 million and aimed to be shown in Spain.

“Baler” is the first filmfest entry to hold a presscon in Hyatt Bayview Hotel no less, with the stars wearing Filipino costumes so they’d be in character. Also in the film are Joel Torre, Michael de Mesa, Bernard Palanca, Baron Geisler, Carlo Aquino, and Ryan Eigenmann. The film will be shot on location in Baler, but they will also build a special period set in Tanay.

Anne will surely be an asset to the project since she comes from a hit movie, “When Love Begins,” and a sprawling fantaserye, “Dyosa.” We’re just wondering why they got a leading man who comes from a flop movie, flop album and flop TV shows. Well, we just hope Anne will be enough to balance the bad luck.

Anne is surely excited to play the lead role of Feliza in “Baler.” “It’s a historical film and it’s a challenge for me to look like a young woman who lived in the 1900s,” she says. “Maganda ang movie kasi it’s not only a period war film but also a beautiful love story.”

Anne has noticeably lost some weight. “Paano, ngarag-ngarag ako sa taping ng ‘Dyosa’ where I play three different characters. Tapos I’m shooting ‘Baler’ pa kaya puyat at pagod talaga. But I’m not complaining. Nagpapasalamat nga ako’t hindi ako nababakante at lagi akong may project. Happy rin ako dahil in ‘When Love Begins,’ si Christopher de Leon ang father ko and now, sa ‘Baler,’, si Phillip Salvador naman. It feels great to be acting with the best drama actors in our country.”

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