“Fast & Furious 7” Honors and Celebrates Paul Walker's Life, Intense Full Trailer Released

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“Fast & Furious 7” Honors and Celebrates Paul Walker's Life, Intense Full Trailer Released

United International Pictures Press Release

As the “Fast & Furious 7” production was underway in November 2013, tragedy struck and the Fast & Furious family lost a beloved father, son and brother, and the world lost a treasured friend, co-worker, talent and humanitarian: Paul Walker. Those who had been fortunate enough to work with Walker over his five films in the Fast & Furious franchise shared the sentiments of everyone who was touched by his life on and off screen. This loss was nothing less than devastating.

Producer Neal H. Moritz, who, alongside castmembers Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, has been with Walker since the beginning of his career, walks the readers through that time: “After the unfortunate passing of our good friend and colleague, Paul, there was a lot of talk among us that we were going to stop and not finish this movie. After some time, it dawned on us that Paul would want us to finish it. Vin and I talked about it, and we agreed that we had to do whatever it would take to finish this movie for him. We had to continue not in spite of what happened, but actually because of it. There’s a deep respect for who Paul was as a man, as a father and as a friend, and we weren’t going to put anything on screen that ever jeopardized that.

Then it came to how could we actually finish Fast & Furious 7,” the producer continues. “We had shot most of the movie with Paul, but we wondered how we were actually going to make this work. I have to say, he was looking down on us. Because of unused footage that we had from previous movies and the use of new technology, we were able to complete the film inspired by Paul’s spirit and give him and his best-known character a perfect cinematic send-off. This movie is a testament to his legacy.

Diesel speaks on behalf of his fellow cast and crew when discussing why “Fast & Furious 7” had to be the ultimate celebration of Walker’s life: “Paul was a brother to me. The relationships among the Fast family are deep and meaningful, and our characters would do anything for each other. That support and sense of family that exists in the film bleeds off screen with us. With this film, the whole world gets to feel a part of our family.”

With the gracious assistance of Paul Walker’s brothers, Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, as stand-ins, his final appearance on screen became a reality. Jordana Brewster, who has portrayed the stalwart Mia Toretto beside Walker for the past 14 years, welcomed her longtime friends to the set and shares why it has long been a place for family: “It’s been really special…and in a way surreal. I had a moment when I was driving with my son on a golf cart, and I remembered years ago on the first movie when Paul came on set with his daughter on his shoulders. It was a bit full circle that way. We all share a very special bond.

Screenwriter Chris Morgan, who has served as the series’ narrative architect since “Tokyo Drift,” sums the team’s pride in “Fast & Furious 7” and dedication to giving fans a fulfilling way to remember and celebrate Walker: “To lose a member of our family in the middle of production was utterly devastating. But to be able to have everyone link arms and pull together, and finish this movie in a way that is beautiful, is something we’re all so proud of. I know that Paul would really love it.



Opening across the Philippines on Black Saturday, April 04, “Fast & Furious 7” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Janella Salvador Grand 17th Birthday and Fans Day on March 29 at the Trinoma Activity Center

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Janella Salvador Grand 17th Birthday and Fans Day on March 29 at the Trinoma Activity Center


Kapamilya young actress and “Oh My G” lead star Janella Salvador is set to treat her supporters with a perfect celebration to remember this Sunday (March 29) as she holds her first ever grand fans day, in celebration of her 17th birthday. It will be held at the Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City, at 5PM.

Janella guarantees a memorable day for all her fans with fun-filled production numbers and games. Joining Janella in her birthday party is her love team partner Marlo Mortel and other special guests.

Meanwhile, Janella’s character Sophie in “Oh My G” faces a new trial now that she is starting to discover the true colors of her relatives. Is Sophie ready to confront her Tito Santi (Dominic Ochoa) and Tita Lucy (Sunshine Cruz) even if they are the only family she has left? How will it affect her search for Anne Reyes?

“Oh My G” airs marathon special on Black Saturday

As part of ABS-CBN’s Holy Week programing next week, catch “Oh My G’s” marathon special on Black Saturday (April 4), beginning 12NN.

Don’t miss the continuation of the feel-good drama series that will bring everyone closer to God, “Oh My G,” weekdays before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN Prime-Tanghali. 

For more information about “Oh My G” log on to www.abs-cbn.com, or follow @abcbndotcom on Twitter. 

For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

BIR Releases Top 12 Showbiz Taxpayers

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BIR Releases Top 12 Showbiz Taxpayers


The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), on Friday, March 27, released the list of Top 12 Celebrity Individual Taxpayers for the year 2013.

They are:

1. Manny Pacquiao (Real name: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao): P163,841,863
2. Piolo Pascual (Real name: Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual): P42,533,158 
3. John Lloyd Cruz (Real name: John Lloyd Espidol Cruz): P41,976,592
4. Kris Aquino (Real name: Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino): P40,481,146
5. Sharon Cuneta (Real name: Sharon Cuneta Pangilinan): P39,049,235
6. Willie Revillame (Real name: Wilfredo Buendia Revillame): P38,305,824
7. Anne Curtis (Real name: Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith): P28,237,190
8. Judy Ann Santos (Real name: Judy Anne Santos Agoncillo): P24,322,824
9. Coco Martin (Real name: Rodel Pacheco Nacianceno): P22,493,825
10. Vic Sotto (Real name: Marvic Castelo Sotto): P22,409,591
11. Sarah Geronimo (Real name: Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo): P16,124,644
12. Dingdong Dantes (Real name: Jose Sixto III Gonzales Dantes): P15,732,757

Video: Sarah Geronimo Serenades Matteo Guidicelli on His Birthday

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Video: Sarah Geronimo Serenades Matteo Guidicelli on His Birthday


Birthday boy Matteo Guidicelli gets the biggest birthday surprise when he was serenaded by real-life girlfriend Sarah Geronimo with Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" during his birthday celebration on Thursday.



"I'm crying," Guidicelli said while Sarah tells him "Ako man ang makatuluyan mo o hindi, I love you."


TV5 Enjoins the Nation in Raising Climate Change Awareness by Supporting Earth Hour Philippines’ March 28 Switch-off Activities

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TV5 Enjoins the Nation in Raising Climate Change Awareness by Supporting Earth Hour Philippines’ March 28 Switch-off Activities



TV5 champions the cause of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines and joins the whole world in raising awareness about climate change by supporting Earth Hour Philippines and the main switch-off event that will happen at the Quezon Memorial Circle from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday, March 28.

Known as the world’s first open-source climate change campaign, Earth Hour has been successful in encouraging people in over 7,000 cities in 163 countries around the world to take the simple action of turning off lights for 60 minutes to deliver a powerful message on the need for decisive climate change solutions.

As a media champion for Earth Hour Philippines, TV5 enjoins Filipinos across the nation to take part in the campaign’s worthy cause by simultaneously switching off their lights for 60  minutes on Saturday night at exactly 7:00 PM to put across the message that the Philippines is one with the world in the common goal to ‘change’ climate change.

WWF-Philippines makes this year’s Earth Hour more meaningful through its “Give the Gift of Light” campaign, through which the organization will deploy hundreds of portable solar lamps “to help families in Palawan safely and economically light up their homes” and to help children study better at night in the island communities of Northern Palawan.

For more information on Earth Hour and to support WWF-Philippines’ “Give the Gift of Light”, visit wwf.org.ph/earthhour.

MYX Music Awards 2015 Nominees and Winners: Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, JaDine, Julie Anne San Jose, Darren Espanto

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MYX Music Awards 2015 Nominees and Winners: Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, JaDine, Julie Anne San Jose, Darren Espanto


Local music scene's most successful recording stars such as Sarah Geronimo, Daniel Padilla, Julie Anne San Jose and Gloc-9 emerged as the big winner of the 2015 MYX Music Awards as announced during the Bohemian-themed awarding ceremony held Wednesday night, March 25, at SM Aura Premiere's Samsung Hall.

MYX Music Awards 2015 Winners:

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
"Tayo" – SARAH GERONIMO, Director: AVID LIONGOREN - winner
"Dedma" – ABRA & JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE, Director: JOY AQUINO
"Dito Na Lang" –KYLA, Director: TREB MONTERAS II
"Ikaw" – YENG CONSTANTINO, Director: CRISTHIAN ESCOLANO
"Takipsilim"– GLOC-9 FEAT. REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID, Director:
    CHRISTOPHER SANTOS

FAVORITE SONG
"Simpleng Tulad Mo" – DANIEL PADILLA - winner
"Dito Na Lang"– KYLA
"Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako" – KZ TANDINGAN
"No Erase" – JAMES REID & NADINE LUSTRE
"This Love Is Like" – TONI GONZAGA

FAVORITE ARTIST
Sarah Geronimo - winner
Daniel Padilla
Gloc-9
Julie Anne San Jose
Yeng Constantino

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Sarah Geronimo - winner
Julie Anne San Jose
Kyla
Toni Gonzaga
Yeng Constantino

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Daniel Padilla - winner
Abra
Gloc-9
James Reid
Jay R

FAVORITE GROUP
Silent Sanctuary - winner
Chicosci
Kamikazee
Slapshock
Sponge Cola

FAVORITE MELLOW VIDEO
"Right Where You Belong" – JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE, Director: LOUIE IGNACIO - winner
"Bahala Na"– JAMES REID & NADINE LUSTRE, Director: MIGGY TANCHANCO
"Dito Na Lang" – KYLA, Director: TREB MONTERAS II
"Ikaw" – YENG CONSTANTINO, Director: CRISTHIAN ESCOLANO
"Simpleng Tulad Mo" – DANIEL PADILLA, Director: PUP STUDENTS

FAVORITE ROCK VIDEO
"Kislap" – KAMIKAZEE, Director: KAMIKAZEE - winner
"Happier This Way" – SAVE ME HOLLYWOOD, Director: MIHK VERGARA
"Ikot" – THE OKTAVES, Director: ELY BUENDIA
"Out Of Control" – PUPIL, Director: ERIN PASCUAL
"Unshakable" – SLAPSHOCK, Director: PAOLO ABELLA

FAVORITE URBAN VIDEO
"Businessman" – GLOC-9 FEAT. VINCI MONTANER, Director: J. PACENA II - winner
"Abante" – LOONIE FEAT. KAT AGARRADO, Director: JASPER SALIMBANGON
"Dedma" – ABRA & JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE, Director: JOY AQUINO
"Parachute" – JAY R, Director: CRISTHIAN ESCOLANO
"Puyat" – RJAY TY FEAT. RON HENLEY, Director: KEN YAMAGUCHI

FAVORITE NEW ARTIST
Darren Espanto - winner
Kathryn Bernardo
Lyca Gairanod
Maja Salvador
Nadine Lustre

FAVORITE COLLABORATION
"Takipsilim" – GLOC-9 FEAT. REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID - winner
"+63" – SPONGE COLA FEAT. YENG CONSTANTINO
"Dedma" – ABRA & JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE
"Digmaan" – QUEST FEAT. JULIANNE
"Qrush On You" – JAY R, ELMO MAGALONA & Q-YORK

FAVORITE REMAKE
"Maybe This Time" – SARAH GERONIMO - winner
"How Could An Angel Break My Heart" – CHARICE FEAT. ALYSSA QUIJANO
"Islands In The Stream" – KEAN & EUNICE
"Pangarap Na Bituin" – LYCA GAIRANOD
"Somebody To Love" – DARREN ESPANTO

FAVORITE MEDIA SOUNDTRACK
"No Erase" – JAMES REID & NADINE LUSTRE - winner
"Do The Moves" – SARAH GERONIMO, APL.DE.AP AND ENRIQUE GIL
"Dyosa" – YUMI LACSAMANA
"Til I Met You" – ANGELINE QUINTO
"Unlimited And Free" – DANIEL PADILLA

FAVORITE GUEST APPEARANCE IN A MUSIC VIDEO
"Simpleng Tulad Mo" - Daniel Padilla, KATHRYN BERNARDO - winner
"Tayo Lang Dalawa" - Rivermaya, DINGDONG DANTES & MARIAN RIVERA
"Ikot" – The Oktaves, ELLEN ADARNA
"Mr. Antipatiko" – Nadine Lustre, JAMES REID
"Chinito Problems" – Enchong Dee, JANELLA SALVADOR

FAVORITE MYX CELEBRITY VJ
Toni Gonzaga - winner
Enchong Dee
Kylie Padilla
Maja Salvador
Xian Lim

FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO
"Shake It Off" – TAYLOR SWIFT - winner
"Dark Horse" – KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J
"Don't Stop" – 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
"Drunk In Love" – BEYONCE FEAT. JAY-Z
"Steal My Girl" – ONE DIRECTION

FAVORITE K-POP VIDEO
"Come Back Home" – 2NE1 - winner
"Eyes, Nose, Lips" – TAEYANG
"Mr. Mr." – GIRLS' GENERATION
"Overdose" – EXO
"Still You" – DONGHAE & EUNHYUK

MYX MAGNA MUSIC  AWARDS
Mr. Rey Valera

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction, Releases Full Statement

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Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction, Releases Full Statement


This is one news no one surely wanted to hear!

Zack Malik, after not joining the Thailand and Philippines leg of the "On The Road Again" World Tour concert earlier this month due to "depression" has officially left the famous British boy band One Direction.




On its official facebook page, 1D officially confirmed rumors that will surely break the hearts of their fans all over the world - Zayn bids Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne goodbye.




The statement reads:

After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.
Zayn says: "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world."
One Direction say: "We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We're looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour."

Simon Cowell says: "I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band."

You're My Boss Full Trailer - Toni Gonzaga and Coco Martin

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You're My Boss Full Trailer - Toni Gonzaga and Coco Martin


Star Cinema has released the full trailer of its latest comedy movie "You're My Boss" directed by blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana, English Only Please and Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig).




Featuring the first movie team-up of blockbuster Queen Toni Gonzaga and award-winning actor Coco Martin, "You're My Boss" opens in theaters nationwide on Black Saturday, April 4.

Radyo5's "Taxi Squad" Furthers its Drive to Hone Skills of Citizen Journalists with 2nd "Nasa Tama" Workshop

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Radyo5's "Taxi Squad" Furthers its Drive to Hone Skills of Citizen Journalists with 2nd "Nasa Tama" Workshop


Fresh from its big win at the 13th IABC Philippine Quill Awards where it bagged the top honors for its unparalleled contributions to public service, Radyo5 92.3 NewsFM is now set to further reinforce its award-winning Taxi Squad campaign with the much-anticipated second staging of its “Nasa Tama” workshop, to be held this Thursday, March 26, at the Studio4 of TV5 Media Center in Reliance, Mandaluyong City, with registration beginning at 7:30am. 

This annual workshop, which is exclusive for the continuously growing community of taxi drivers who voluntarily serve as citizen journalists while on the road, is ultimately meant to further hone the needed skills and values of Taxi Squad members so that they may professionally and effectively carry out their unique role in society. 

As such, with the Taxi Squad serving as TV5’s extra eyes, ears and informers of various newsworthy events all over the country, the workshop will be tackling the key topics of Disaster Preparedness and Response, as well as News Reporting, which will be spearheaded by some of Radyo5’s very own well-loved anchors. 

And as an added treat to the participants, the “Nasa Tama” workshop will also be tackling topics such as Health and Wellness, and Livelihood Opportunities, in order to also further develop the personal wellness of the entire Taxi Squad community. 

Radyo5 is likewise opening its doors to those who are interested join the Taxi Squad campaign and become the country’s newest modern-day heroes on the road, by simply signing up at the workshop venue. 

For inquiries about Radyo5’s “Taxi Squad” membership and future activities, contact the hotline 0939-166-1443.

What You Need to Know Before Watching “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on April 22, 2015

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What You Need to Know Before Watching “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on April 22, 2015


Marvel Studios Press Release
Costume and weapon makeovers for Hulk, Hawkeye and Captain America? Escrima sticks for Black Widow? These are just a few of the interesting fun facts that Marvel Studios has just revealed about the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

  • Hulk got a welcomed upgrade to his wardrobe with the addition of stretchy pants, which he wears underneath his clothes. No more will he be caught in the embarrassing situation of being half-naked in shredded clothing when he Hulks-out—the pants, made of high-tech, microfiber fabric, stretch with him.

  • Thanks to Tony Stark’s engineering skills, Hawkeye received an upgrade to his weaponry. He now has many new arrow tips that serve different purposes. Some of these are explained in the movie and others the audience will just get the joy of seeing deployed on screen. Hawkeye’s quiver has also changed—it is more automated and faster loading, and is capable of holding nine arrows.

  • Hawkeye’s bow also received a makeover, with the classic black color being changed to maroon. Added features to the bow include an infrared-sighting device and a sonic-sighting device.

  • An exciting change was also made to Captain America’s shield. It now has the ability to be called back, much like the Iron Man suits. Instead of having two handles in the back, the shield now has a magnetic element that clips onto Cap’s gauntlet.

  • Courtesy of Tony Stark, Black Widow gets to flaunt new fighting batons, which are based on Escrima Sticks. But Black Widow’s two sticks are charged exactly the same as her stingers, so when she jabs, she is not only striking her opponent, but delivering a massive jolt of power as well.

  • On this film, production designer Charles Wood and his team built an enormous, new Avengers Tower set that is the largest set ever built for a Marvel film. Much of the movie takes place there on its many different levels. A large expanse of glass opens the view to New York City and one can also see a hangar for the Quinjet. The multiple environments are all connected, with the ability to move from downstairs to upstairs and vice versa.

  • The Avengers Tower set is designed to serve the story in multiple ways. In the movie, the Tower, designed and built by Tony Stark, is a gathering place for The Avengers—a place to plan, do business, relax or study. There is a lounge area, three laboratory areas plus a machine room, a gym, a relaxation area and a locker room. The Tower was also designed to provide everything Tony Stark needs for his work and research.

  • New characters entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the comic book world are Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), who have powers that have not yet been seen on screen. Pietro is lightning fast and Wanda possesses the power of telekinesis, and she is able to fire neurons in people’s brains remotely using her powers and as a result can manipulate their minds.

  • Another new character on The Avengers team is Vision, played by Paul Bettany, who previously had voiced Jarvis in the “Iron Man” films. He’s an artificial life form whose look is truly unique. Vision’s powers are spectacular and he represents a new power base for The Avengers team.

  • The Hulkbuster is an iconic piece of Iron Man tech—a prebuilt super-suit designed to take on the Hulk. The Hulkbuster Armor was developed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, after they studied the Hulk’s physical actions and strength levels in an effort to find a way to contain him and minimize the damage caused by his rages. A satellite in low orbit is always around Banner and at a moment’s notice, Tony Stark can deploy the Hulkbuster armor, get into it and stop the Hulk in his tracks—theoretically.

  • The redesigned Quinjet has a more militaristic look this time around and the pilots are now able to have a good look at the environment around them while flying. The design of the canopy was based on a helicopter cockpit with glass in front and below, which will give audiences a tremendous sense of speed when the Quinjet is flying through city airspace. The interior has been stripped down to a more utilitarian, sleek space as well, with many of the luxurious finishes and padding removed for an edgier look.

  • A unique asset to the production in Seoul was the use drones and remote control cars to put the camera in places that could never be achieved by camera operators or helicopters. The production enlisted the expertise of brothers Menstru Pa, who is the Korean National Champion in drone flying, and Pak Min Keu, who is the Korean National Champion in remote car racing.

  • Dressing the Super Heroes for a pivotal party scene was a task that fell to veteran costume designer Alexandra Byrne. Since it is the first time that Thor has ever been seen in party clothes, Byrne worked with Chris Hemsworth to find the right combination of jeans, jacket and shirt that would dress his shape and not look themed or fancy. Dressing Tony Stark was easier, especially since Robert Downey Jr. wanted a very sophisticated look. Subsequently it was off to London’s famous Savile Row for tailoring. After five fittings, Tony Stark emerged looking quite elegant.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers.

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.

Coco Martin and Julia Montes Set to Fall In Love this Sunday on “Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita’s Treasures”

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Coco Martin and Julia Montes Set to Fall In Love this Sunday on “Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita’s Treasures”

Dreamscape Entertainment Television Press Release

Primetime King Coco Martin and Kapamilya actress Julia Montes’ “Wansapanataym” summer special debuted strongly as it reigned as the most-watched TV program last Sunday (March 22). According to data from Kantar Media, the pilot episode of “Yamishita’s Treasures” scored a national TV rating of 27.4%, which is almost 9 percentage points higher compared to its rival program in GMA “Ismol Family” (18.7%). The excitement of viewers also conquered social networking sites such as Twitter where the hashtag #YamishitasTreasures became a nationwide trending topic. 

Meanwhile, “Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita’s Treasures” will surely thrill more viewers in its continuation this Sunday (March 29) now that the fairy Tanya (Julia) has entered the world of humans. How will the relationship of fairies and humans change now that Yami (Coco) and Tanya’s paths have crossed? What will they do once Tanya finds out that the other half of the map she’s looking for is in Yami’s hands? 

Completing the power house cast of Coco and Julia’s “Wansapanataym” special are Eddie Garcia, Bing Loyzaga, Angel Aquino, Noni Buencamino, Arron Villaflor, Ryan Bang, Marlan Flores, and Alonzo Muhlach. It is written by Noreen Capili and Joel Mercado, and directed by Avel Sunpongco. “Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita’s Treasures” is part of the magical summer campaign of Dreamscape Entertainment Television. 

Don’t miss the continuation of Coco and Julia’s adventure in “Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita’s Treasures” this Sunday, 6:45PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Ryan Agoncillo and Son Lucho Launch as Super Endorsers of World's Most Effective Pain Reliever - Panadol

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Ryan Agoncillo and Son Lucho Launch as Super Endorsers of World's Most Effective Pain Reliever - Panadol


For Filipinos, family comes first, that is why when pain strikes, quality time with the family is the first to suffer. With that, famous celebrity father/athlete/host Ryan Agoncillo feels the need to unleash his advocacy of putting so much importance of having pain-free moments with his children – Yohan and Lucho with the help of the world's most trusted brand for quicker recovery that is PANADOL.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global leading healthcare company commits itself on improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer with (paracetamol) Panadol® as the world’s trusted pain reliever, sold in more than 85 countries.

Panadol with Optizorb® is a type of paracetamol caplet that works five times faster than regular formulation. It contains the same amount of paracetamol (500 mg) found in Panadol, so you can feel confident in its ability to relieve pain such as headache and fever.

Seven out of 10 Filipinos suffer from regular headaches. The time wasted on dealing with this kind of pain should have been better spent on more important things like quality time with the family,” says Jeoffrey Yulo, General Manager – Consumer Healthcare, GSK Philippines. “This dilemma encourages GSK to continue providing a fast and effective solution like Panadol to pain sufferers.  What makes Panadol with Optizorb® truly different from other branded and generic paracetamol products is that it is the only product to contain Optizorb®, which has revolutionized the way paracetamol tablets are dispersed in the body, so it allows paracetamol to reach the bloodstream more quickly and be carried to where it acts to fight pain, five times faster.”

This year, Panadol brings more focus to help take away the pain for faster recovery and more super moments with the ones you love. Bringing this life-affirming message to the fore is Ryan Agoncillo, together with his son Lucho. Ryan is known to be a dedicated father to his children – Yohan and Lucho – and spends as much time as he can with his family.

As a sportsman who is into motorcycles and triathlons, Ryan is no stranger to aches and pain. But he doesn’t let any kind of discomfort like headache get in the way of a quality time with his equally energetic son, making their moments together pain-free. But whenever pain or headache strikes, he puts his trust on Panadol. And like a true superhero, he has the power of quick recovery in the eyes of his son.

My family is my top priority. Even if I get busy with work and my other pursuits, I make sure that I get to spend quality with my wife and my kids. But, sometimes, because of my workload, I suffer from terrible headaches,” Ryan relates. “Fortunately, there’s Panadol. It offers fast relief to make my super moments with my family pain-free! Indeed, when pain is gone, life takes its place.”

(Paracetamol) Panadol® with Optizorb® comes in 36 x 10s dispenser box and a 10s pack. Each tablet has an SRP of PHP 4.00 and is available at all leading drugstores nationwide.

For more information on pain management, visit www.panadol.com.

Ai Ai delas Alas Transfers to GMA-7, To Star in Kapuso Shows with Regine Velasquez, Tom Rodriguez and Christian Bautista

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Ai Ai delas Alas Transfers to GMA-7, To Star in Kapuso Shows with Regine Velasquez, Tom Rodriguez and Christian Bautista


Barely a week after Willie Revillame's much-hyped Kapuso transfer, Ai Ai delas Alas follows suit.

The veteran comedy actress is scheduled to sign an exclusive GMA Network contract anytime soon after staying in the Kapamilya network for more than 15 years.




Even before her transfer, Ai Ai announced that she is set to star in two Kapuso shows already. One of which is a primetime series with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid entitled "Let The Love Begin" which will feature young Kapuso loveteam Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia and a TAPE-produced weekly comedy series opposite Tom Rodriguez and Christian Bautista.

Just like Willie, Ai Ai started her career with GMA-7 as one of the hosts of defunct noontime show Lunch Date.

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, Armed and Dangerous in “Hot Pursuit” Movie Poster

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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, Armed and Dangerous in “Hot Pursuit” Movie Poster

Warner Bros. Pictures Press Release

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are “armed and sort of dangerous” in the first poster art for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema's upcoming comedy “Hot Pursuit” which has just been launched.

In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”) and Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) & Katherine Silberman (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.

Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Derek Ramsay and Jasmine Curtis-Smith Spotted Doing Extreme Racing Together at the 2nd Vios Cup in Clark

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Derek Ramsay and Jasmine Curtis-Smith Spotted Doing Extreme Racing Together at the 2nd Vios Cup in Clark
 

Kapatid prime hunk and ‘Extreme’ King Derek Ramsay and TV5 princess and ‘Move It’ host Jasmine Curtis Smith are among the few celebrities who were invited to join this year’s 2nd Vios Racing Cup which happened last Saturday at Clark International Speedway, Pampanga.




Joining them were other celebrities including Kylie Padilla, popular radio DJ Sam YG, Joyce Pring and Phoemela Barranda. Besides Phoem and Sam YG, all celebrities had to learn how to drive in manual transmission which proved to be an additional challenge for them. Since driving in straight lanes proves to be very different from circuit racing, the task made it all the more risky and death-defying for the participants.

This, however, did not stop the celebrity participants from defying danger and riding their racecars.

Phoem placed first during the qualifying rounds while Jasmine and Derek ended up in a tie, with Jasmine beating Derek by only 0.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the race at the championship round were neck-and-neck, with Phoem eventually ending up as the Best Female Celebrity Racer and Sam YG as Best Male Celebrity Racer.

Catch the highlights of the 2nd Vios Race Cup on ‘Extreme Series: Kaya Mo Ba ‘To?’ this Wednesday, 10:15PM on TV5.

Video: Catholic School Valedictorian Krisel Mallari Prevented from Delivering Her Graduation Speech

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Video: Catholic School Valedictorian Krisel Mallari Prevented from Delivering Her Graduation Speech


Krisel Mallari, a salutatorian of Santo Niño Parochial School in Quezon City was forced to stop her speech  by school teachers and administrators during the parochial school's13th Commencement Exercises on March 21.

Mallari, an incoming freshman at the University of Sto. Tomas, was interrupted while delivering this part of her speech:

Sa pagtatapos ng school year na ito’y isang hakbang nalang ang layo ko sa finish line, ngunit sa pagdating ko rito’y naglaho ang pulang tali na sisimbolo sana sa aking tagumpay, naglaho nga ba o sadyang kinuha?

In the video below, one of the teachers was seen taking the microphone away from her and thanked her as she was delivering her speech. But Mallari went on, saying:

Maraming tao ang nagbulag-bulagan sa isang sistemang marumi at kaduda-duda. Ngunit di ko ito tinuluran, ipinaglaban ko ang sa tingin ko’y tama, nanindigan ako bilang isang Pilipino na palaban at may takot sa Diyos. Chismis, isang piyesta ng chismis ang inabot ko ng pinagmukha nila akong masama.” 



Here’s the full speech courtesy of Krisel Mallari:
A pleasant morning to my fellow batchmates, to my teachers, guests, welcome to the 13th Commencement Exercises. Sa okasyong ito ay pinipili kong magsiwalat sa wika na aking kinagisnan, ang wikang Filipino o wikang Tagalog. Taong 2004 ng una akong umapak sa silid-aralan ng eskwelahang ito, upang mag-aral. Ngayon, makalipas ang labing isang taon, ay narito ko sa inyong harapan upang ibahagi ang aking karanasan at magbigay-aral. Sa bawat taon na lumipas ay puspusan ang pag-aaral na ginawa ko sa eskwela, naniwala ko sa patas na labanan. Sa pagtatapos ng school year na ito’y isang hakbang nalang ang layo ko sa finish line, ngunit sa pagdating ko rito’y naglaho ang pulang tali na sisimbolo sana sa aking tagumpay, naglaho nga ba o sadyang kinuha? Maraming tao ang nagbulag-bulagan sa isang sistemang marumi at kaduda-duda. Ngunit di ko ito tinuluran, ipinaglaban ko ang sa tingin ko’y tama, nanindigan ako bilang isang Pilipino na palaban at may takot sa Diyos. Chismis, isang piyesta ng chismis ang inabot ko ng pinagmukha nila akong masama. Ganun talaga minsan, pag umayon ka sa kung alin ang tama, ikaw pa ang lumalabas na mali. Di na nga nila pinakinggan ang iyong hinaing, nakuha ka pa nilang laitin. Kung sinasabi niyong wala akong acceptance, marami ako niyan, pero pano kong tatanggapin ang isang bagay na di naaayon sa katotohanan. Para san pa ang aking dedikasyon sa pag-aaral at hustisya kung di ko naman ito ipaglalaban. Sa kabila ng nangyari ay masaya padin ako, tulad nga ng laging sinasabi sa teleseryeng Dream Dad, “Maganda ang buhay”, kaya bakit ako mag-aaksaya ng oras sa kanila kung mas maraming mas kapaki-pakinabang na bagay ang pwede kong gawin. Ngayon ay may piling indibidwal akong gustong pasalamatan, ito yung mga tao na sumuporta sakin sa kabila ng eskandalo na idinulot ng ipaglaban ko kung ano ang sa tingin ko ay tama. Una sa lahat, gusto kong pasalamatan ang Diyos, isa siyang ama, kapatid, kaibigan na naging sandigan ko sa lahat ng pagkakataon, sa hirap at ginhawa. Sa aking ama, dad salamat, salamat kasi ni minsan ay di mo kami sinukuan, salamat kasi naniwala ka sa kakayanan ko, salamat kasi ipinaglaban mo ko kahit pa sumama ang tingin sayo ng iba, salamat kasi ikaw si Ernesto Mallari, ang haligi ng tahanan na nakukuha paring magpatawa kahit alam ko na sa loob niya ay nahihirapan na siya. Sabi nga sa isang pelikula ni Robin Williams, “You are the world’s greatest dad”. Sa aking ina, isang napakalaking thank you, siguro nga’y madalas akong makulitan sa’yo dahil sa madalas mong pangangaral, paulit-ulit nga siguro ang mga sinasabi mo, pero ma, yan ang tunay na dahilan kung bakit the best ka, dahil di ka tumitigil na pangaralan kami pag alam mong naliligaw kami ng landas. Talaga ngang totoo yung kataga na “Mother knows best”. Sa pinakamaganda kong ate, Ate Kat, salamat kasi ikaw ang pinaka nakakaintindi sa mga hilig at pinagdadaanan ko bilang isang babae, ikaw ang aking selfie buddy, church buddy, at shopping buddy na pinagkakatiwalaan ko ng mga sikreto. Sa napakatalino kong kuya, Kuya Kerwin mainitin ang ulo mo, medyo mayabang ka nga siguro, at medyo tamad mag-aral; pero ang di alam ng marami, busilak ang puso mo, salamat kuya, sa pagturo sakin na manindigan pag alam kong ako ang nasa tama. Sa napaka-cute kong kapatid, salamat Kristine, ikaw na siguro ang pinakamatuturing kong tunay na BFF. Julia, Clang, Katrina, Faye, Dane, Nico at sa iba pa, napatunayan niyo sakin na tama ang katagang “quality over quantity”, siguro nga’y di kayo karamihan, pero alam ko na bawat isa sa inyo ay maaasahan at mapagkakatiwalaan ko, kaya salamat! Sa mga teachers na napalapit na sa aking puso, Ma’am Factora, Mam Calanoga, Mam Amil, Mam Garcia, Mam Restor, Mam Castillo, Mam Acacio at Sir Francis, nagsilbi po kayong pangalawang magulang ko, salamat po. At siyempre pa, sa mga taong bumabatikos at nagbibigay ng negatibong komento sa akin, isang napakalaking thank you, kayo ang dahilan kaya’t mas pinagbubuti ko pa ang pag-aaral, tulad nga ng sinabi ng basketbolistang si Dwyane Wade, “My belief is stronger than your doubt”. Panibagong kabanata ang aking haharapin, bilang isang accountancy student sa University of Santo Tomas. Panibagong hamon na nakangiti kong haharapin. At para sa ating lahat mga kapwa ko graduates, ito’y isang mahalagang kabanata kung saan natin gagawin ang pinakamahalagang mga desisyon sa ating buhay. Kaya naman good luck sa inyo, at good luck din para sa kinabukasan ng paaralang ito. Let me finish this in style and say my last words in the vernacular language of the world. I am Krisel Mallari, a Filipino citizen who would rather choose to fail with honor, than win by cheating. Adios!"

Jane Oineza Talks About Relationship Status: "If the love you share is true, then it can withstand the test of time."

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Jane Oineza Talks About Relationship Status: "If the love you share is true, then it can withstand the test of time."


“Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita” lead star Jane Oineza believes that just like her role’s belief in the Kapamilya afternoon series, time can never be a hindrance when it comes to true love. 

Like my character Corinne, I believe that true love waits. She believes that all things must happen rightly. If the love that two people share is true, then it can withstand the test of time,” shared Jane about her role in the trending Kapamilya Gold drama series which she stars with Vina Morales, Denise Laurel, Loisa Andalio, Joshua Garcia, and Jerome Ponce. 

Meanwhile, tension rises in “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita” now that Joel (Joshua) has decided to court Corinne, who is also getting closer to her schoolmate Ryan (Jerome). How will Joel’s feelings for Corinne affect her relationship with her sister Bea (Loisa)? How will Cecilia (Vina), Corinne, Bea, and Toni’s (Denise) lives change now that Leandro (Christian Vasquez is ready to do everything for the annulment of his first marriage? 

To thank their avid supporters, Jane, Jerome, Joshua, Eslove Briones, and Emmanuelle Vera will throw a fans day on March 28 (Saturday). It will be held at SM City Lucena, at 5PM. 

Don’t miss the heated scenes and confrontations in teleserye that will show the different faces of love, “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita,” everyday, 3:15PM, after “Flordeliza” on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. 

For more information about “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita,” log on www.abs-cbn.com, or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter. 

"Insidious: Chapter 3” Spookiest Trailer Released

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"Insidious: Chapter 3” Spookiest Trailer Released

Sony Pictures Releasing International Press Release

The new, spookiest trailer of Columbia Pictures' new supernatural thriller "Insidious: Chapter 3” is out. Watch below:



The film is the latest instalment in the terrifying horror series written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. Produced by Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”), James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and Whannell, “Insidious: Chapter 3” stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell. 

The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. 

Opening soon across the Philippines on June 05, 2015, “Insidious: Chapter 3” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Spider-Man’s Brandon Rubendall Arrives in Manila for "Saturday Night Fever: The Musical," Opens at The Theatre Solaire on July 3 - 26, 2015

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Spider-Man’s Brandon Rubendall Arrives in Manila for "Saturday Night Fever: The Musical," Opens at The Theatre Solaire on July 3 - 26, 2015



Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (“Ghost The Musical,” “Shrek The Musical”) and its casting agency based in New York, Tara Rubin Casting (“Les Miserables,” “Miss Saigon”), announced that Brandon Rubendall, original cast member of U2’s Bono and The Edge’s “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark” on Broadway and recurring principal dancer for pop superstars Madonna, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez, will step into the dancing shoes of the ‘70s disco icon Tony Manero in the newly reconceptualized production of West End and Broadway hit musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SNF), which is set to kick off its Asian Tour - its first in eight years - at The Theatre, Solaire Resort and Casino (ASEANA Avenue, Paranaque City), from July 3 to 26, 2015.

Playing opposite Rubendall is Jenna Rubaii, Green Day’s “American Idiot” (U.S. and International Tour) alum, who will breathe life into the role of Stephanie Mangano, a young office worker-turned-dance partner of Brooklyn’s local discotheque habitué Tony.

Coincidentally, on the same week I was auditioning for the role of Tony, ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ the film, was playing on TV,” recalled Rubendall.  “After I watched it, I couldn’t believe I had never seen the movie until then and how much I related to the role of [the emotionally immature] Tony [played by John Travolta].

I felt like I was basically watching myself in the movie.  Because of how much I’ve connected to the role, I was so calm and confident in the auditions, which is probably why I ended up getting it…and the fact that I love disco music!

Such instant connection can also be viewed as seemingly cultural for Rubendall and the character of Tony share the same Italian-American ethnicity. “We share the same mannerisms; we speak loudly; and we laugh a lot.  So watching  Tony’s family fighting over the dinner table and then kiss and make up, I was looking at my own family!,” he added.

That role was written for me! I have to play that role.”

Ecstatic on bagging the role of Stephanie, Rubaii, who is no stranger to disco-themed musicals having been part of Broadway Legend Tommy Tune’s new musical “Fifty Four Forever” – inspired by the infamous New York night club Studio 54 - feels perfectly good in the arms of her new leading man,

Rubendall, whom she shared a rarely luxurious amount of time studying scenes from the musical during the auditions’ final callback in New York.

Our director, Bobby Garcia, spent a generous amount of time working with us on the material during the audition process, which you don’t get often. That also made me feel so comfortable in the room with my scene partner, Brandon,” Rubaii said. “We had such a good time together. It was so fun reading the scenes.  We were so willing to play the characters of Tony and Stephanie!

She added, “Our director has been very focused on finding the truth in these characters and in the story, which is really beautiful.

So many times you get musicals like this that are so famous for their music or film adaptations, and it just becomes a ‘fluffy,’ ‘fun’ piece. Of course, this musical will be plenty of fun, but there's also a beautiful journey that these characters take--it's a snapshot of young lives during this specific generation. I think it's important to honor that.”

Director Garcia is more than pleased. “When Brandon and Jenna walked into the audition room, I knew immediately that they were Tony and Stephanie.  They possess that complex combination of grit and vulnerability and are both terrific actors . Add to that they are excellent singers and dancers; the triple threat combination is not easy to find,” he said. “I could not be more pleased that they will be leading this brand new Asian Tour of SNF.  I can’t wait to work with them.”

SNF’s depiction of the uncompromisingly sordid 1970’s New York not only made a dance revolution at that time, but also spoke straight to a generation of lost, struggling young adults.  Gone amiss in the earlier deliberately more family-friendly film-to-stage adaptations of the famed movie musical, which propelled Travolta to superstardom and made the music of The Bee Gees instant cult classics, SNF’s gritty legacy is what Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is bringing back to the stage. 

For this reconceptualized production of SNF, a formidable, first-rate creative team has been assembled, which includes, besides Garcia as director, Tony Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo (“Memphis,” “The Drowsy Chaperone”), choreographer Vince Pesce (“Anything Goes,” “The Pajama Game”), lighting designer Paul Miller (“Legally Blonde,” “Hairspray”), costume designer Eric Pineda (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Tarzan”), and musical director Ceejay Javier (“Shrek The Musical,” “Addams Family).

SNF, which features popular songs from the film such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “More Than A Woman,” “Tragedy,” “Disco Inferno,” “How Deep is Your Love,” and “You Should Be Dancing,” follows the story of Tony, a young wannabe disco king who comes from a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Every Saturday night at a local discotheque, Tony dons his flares and struts his stuff on the dance floor - causing a stir as he wows the crowd with his extraordinarily rare dance strokes.  When Tony meets office worker-turned-dancer Stephanie, both train together for a dance competition, which will
eventually change the course of their lives.

SNF, which is also set to tour Kuala Lumpur (September 1 to 15), Singapore (September 25 to October 11), and Macau (TBA), in Cooperation with the Robert Stigwood Organization.

For tickets and more information, call (632)892-7078 or like facebook.com/ATEGasia.

Tomorrowland - Movie Poster and Trailer

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Tomorrowland - Movie Poster and Trailer


Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International Press Release

Disney has just unveiled the new poster and trailer of “Tomorrowland”. Watch below:



From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world - and them - forever. 

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. 

Opening across the Philippines on May 20, 2015, “Tomorrowland” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

ABS-CBN to Host the 23rd Cable TV Convention at SMX Convention Center on March 25- 27

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ABS-CBN to Host the 23rd Cable TV Convention at SMX Convention Center on March 25- 27

ABS-CBN Press Release

ABS-CBN subsidiary Creative Programs, Inc. (CPI) will be the platinum sponsor of the upcoming 23rd Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) Convention, the largest annual gathering of cable system owners and representatives this March 24-27 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. 

PCTA is the umbrella organization of the cable industry with over 600 cable system members nationwide, majority of whom are clients of CPI. From March 25 to 27, CPI will showcase all the local and foreign channels that it distributes through a booth display at the 3rd floor of the SMX Convention Center and co-present the PCTA Fellowship night. 

CPI owns local cable channels that hold a strong viewership in the country including the number one cable channel Cinema One, Balls, Myx, Lifestyle Network, Hero, and Jeepney TV. It also represents ABS-CBN channels ANC, DZMM Teleradyo, and ABS-CBN Sports + Action as well as foreign channels such as Fox Family Movies, Fox Action Movies, ChM, Kix, Thrill, Celestial Classic Movies, Universal Channel, and Syfy among others.

On its 23rd year, the nationwide convention is themed, “Content, Connectivity, and Consumer.” 

Jericho, Paulo, and Maja Sizzle on Primetime, Quickly Draw Attention with Daring, Fast-paced Story of "Bridges of Love"

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Jericho, Paulo, and Maja Sizzle on Primetime, Quickly Draw Attention with Daring, Fast-paced Story of "Bridges of Love"


ABS-CBN's newest top-rating, Twitter-trending primetime drama series "Bridges of Love" starring Jericho Rosales, Paulo Avelino, and Maja Salvador has quickly caught the attention of TV viewers with its daring, fast-paced storytelling of the lives of two brothers Gael (Jericho) and Carlos (Paulo) who were unfortunately separated by a tragedy and now bridged by their growing fascination over one alluring club dancer named Mia (Maja). 

Based on data from Kantar Media, "Bridges of Love" has kept the audience awake despite its late night time slot as proven by its nightly upswing in national TV ratings since it premiered last Monday (March 16). It scored national TV ratings of 21.9%, 24.4%, 24.4%, and 24.1% from Monday to Thursday (March 19), respectively. Its competing program on GMA, "Second Chances," lagged behind with 13.6%, 12.3%, 14.1% and 14.8%. 

Viewers are in for a steamier treat as the plot thickens with fate playing on Gael and Carlos' hearts that beat for Mia. How will the brothers fight for the only girl they love? Will their love for Mia be the cure or the poison of their brotherhood badly wounded by the past? 

“Bridges of Love” is directed by Dado Lumibao, Will Fredo, and Richard Somes. It is under the Star Creatives production, the creator of recent TV hits including “Princess and I,” “Got to Believe,” “The Legal Wife,” and the ongoing “Forevermore.” 

Catch the extraordinary fight for family, identity, and love in “Bridges of Love,” weeknights after "Forevermore" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For exclusive updates, log on to Twitter.com/StarCreativesTV and Instagram.com/StarCreatives_TV

One Direction Manila Concert Photos #1DinManila

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One Direction Manila Concert Photos #1DinManila


Here are some photos taken during the first night of the Manila leg of famous British boy band One Direction "On The Road Again" tour on Saturday, March 21 at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds.


Photos: various users on Twitter, IG

Toni Gonzaga Strongly Disapproves of Sister’s New Relationship

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Toni Gonzaga Strongly Disapproves of Sister’s New Relationship

Home Sweetie Home

Toni Gonzaga is shedding her supportive sister image as she treats her sister’s potential hot new beau with a cold demeanor for the upcoming episode of the hit comedy sitcom, “Home Sweetie Home” this Saturday, March 21.




Julie’s (Toni Gonzaga) little sister, Gigi (Miles Ocampo) meets Warren (Dominic Roque), the charming young guy who displays interest towards her. Warren asks Gigi out to have coffee together, but Julie’s older sister instincts tells her that Warren is bad news. As Julie was about to tell Gigi to cancel plans with Warren, Tita Ems (Keana Reeves) advices Julie to let Gigi discover Warren’s real intentions on her own. Will Gigi and Warren’s date push through? Find out this Saturday (March 14) on “Home Sweetie Home”, 6PM! 




Catch the Kapamilya comedy shows and make weekends complete, as “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” airs on Saturdays after “The Voice of the Philippines”, “Banana Nite” airs weekdays after “Bandila”, “LUV U” airs Sunday after “ASAP 19”, ang “Goin’ Bulilit” airs Sundays after “TV Patrol Weekend”.

Francis Magundayao Reveals the Dakilang Fan Inside Him this Saturday on MMK

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Francis Magundayao Reveals the Dakilang Fan Inside Him this Saturday on MMK


This Saturday on ABS-CBN longest-running weekend drama anthology show “Maalaala Mo Kaya” tells the life story of Francis (to be played by Francis Magundayao), a teenage boy who finds amusement and solace in TV shows at an early age.

Everything was normal until his fascination turned into an addiction as he became an avid fan of a rising teen actor. How far will it take a super fan to show his love for his idol? What will drive someone to finally end his addiction? Also part of “MMK” this Saturday (March 21) are Angel Aquino, Juan Rodrigo, Devon Seron, Miguel Vergara, Joseph Bitangcol, Kiray Celis, Karen Reyes, EJ Jallorina, Celine Lim, and Nikki Bagaporo. It is under the direction Raz de la Torre and written by Benson Logronio.




“MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario. Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders. 

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN. 

For more updates, log on to MMK.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Facebook.com/MMKOfficial. Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKDakilangFan.

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