Anne Curtis' Hollywood Movie 'Blood Ransom' Full Trailer, Showing Worldwide on October 29

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"Blood Ransom," Anne Curtis' first international movie shot in Hollywood mid-2012 finally got its playdate.

On Monday afternoon, the "It's Showtime" host posted a link of the official trailer of “Blood Ransom” on her Twitter account with the caption, "FINALLY! The OFFICIAL TRAILER for my very first international indie film BLOOD RANSOM. Watch it here!!! So excited!"
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"Blood Ransom," which was directed by Filipino-American Francis dela Torre, also stars Alexander Dreymon and will be released in Philippine theaters on October 29 and in North America on October 31, 2014.

Richard Poon Sings Burt Bacharach, Free Concert Set on October 3 at Shangrila Plaza Mall

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The country’s premiere crooner Richard Poon interprets some of Burt Bacharach’s biggest hits in her new album aptly titled “The Crooner Sings Bacharach.” This is Richard’s second album with Universal Records, after the album “Legends,” which was awarded Gold.

The album consists of 12 Bacharach classics including “What The World Needs Now,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Close To You,” “Raindrops Keeps Falling On My Head,” among others.

I think this is the best album I’ve ever done ever kasi even my record label executives are raving about it,” shares Richard. “It’s a nice album taas kamay ko sa mga arrangers ko.”

“The Crooner Sings Bacharach” will have an album launch this October 3, Friday, Shangrila Plaza East Wing. Advanced copies of the album will be sold at the venue.

Tracklist:

1. Always Something There To Remind Me
2. The Look Of Love
3. A House Is Not Home
4. What The World Needs Now Is Love
5. Alfie
6. Walk On By
7. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
8. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
9. I Say A Little Prayer
10. Don't Make Me Over
11. You'll Never Get To Heaven
12. (They Long To Be) Close To You

Maxene Magalona Transfers to ABS-CBN

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Is Maxene Magalona moving back to the Kapamilya network?

In her recent Instagram post, the eldest daughter of the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona, gave a hint on what to expect next from her as far as TV project is concern. The post, taken inside ABS-CBN compound, has a caption that says, "I'm ready, mga Kapamilya!"

Her first Kapamilya pitstop? As a week-long juror on "It's Showtime".
Maxene, started her showbiz career on ABS-CBN as part of the highly-successful defunct kiddie gag show "Ang TV" before moving to GMA Network in 2001.

Winners: Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014

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The winners of the country’s biggest multimedia songwriting competition, “Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014 were unveiled on Sunday's finals night held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. 

Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014 - Winners:

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 Grand Winner -  “Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako” by Edwin Marollano, Interpreter: KZ Tandingan

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2nd Best Song - “Halik sa Hangin” by David Dimaguila, Interpreter: Ebe Dancel with Abra

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 3rd Best Song - “Mahal Kita Pero” by Melchora Mabilog, Interpreter: Janella Salvador

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 4th Best Song - “Walang Basagan ng Trip” by Eric De Leon, Interpreters: Jugs and Teddy

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 5th Best Song - “Hindi Wala” by Nica del Rosario, Interpreter: Juris

MOR Listener's Choice Award - “Simpleng Tulad Mo” by Meljohn Magno, Interpreter: Daniel Padilla

ABS-CBN Mobile Fan Favorite - “Simpleng Tulad Mo” by Meljohn Magno, Interpreter: Daniel Padilla

TFC Choice Award - “If You Don’t Want to Fall” by Jude Gitamondoc, Interpreter: Jed Madela

Star Cinema Choice Award - “Halik sa Hangin” by David Dimaguila, Interpreter: Ebe Dancel with Abra

StarStudio Reader's Choice Award - “If You Don’t Want to Fall” by Jude Gitamondoc, Interpreter: Jed Madela

MYX Best Music Video Award - “Mahal Kita Pero” by Melchora Mabilog, Interpreter: Janella Salvador

Star Music Listener Choice Award - “Bumabalik ang Nagdaan” by Sarah Jane Gandia, Interpreter: Jessa Zaragoza
ABS-CBN.com Best Interpreter Award - KZ Tandingan for “Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako”


Other finalists include: 

“Akin Ka Na Lang” by Francis Louis Salazar, Interpreter: Morissette Amon


“Dito” by Raizo Brent Chabeldin and Biv De Vera, Interpreter: Jovit Baldivino

“Hanggang Kailan” by Jose Joel Mendoza, Interpreter: Angeline Quinto

“Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako” by Jovinor Tan, Interpreter: Michael Pangilinan

“Pumapag-ibig” by Jungee Marcelo, Interpreter: Marion Aunor featuring Rizza and Seed

“Umiiyak ang Puso” by Rolando Azor, Interpreter: Bugoy Drilon

“Everything Takes Time”composed and interpreted by Hazel Faith dela Cruz

Coleen Garcia Talks About S&}{ Video Scandal

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It's Showtime co-host Coleen Garcia, in her interview with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino on "The Buzz," has finally broken her silence about the sex video scandal which allegedly involves her and real-life boyfriend Billy Crawford.

That came out in the height of everything that was happening to Billy so dinedma ko na lang siya. Alam ko naman na hindi totoo 'yun,” she said.

“Are you angry?” Boy asked.

No. When I when heard about it, I really just heard about it. I didn’t click any links or anything. Sinabi ko na that’s impossible so I brushed it aside na kaagad,” she exclaimed.

I do know that no one in the world has ever seen such video. So to know that something is spreading but one has actually seen it so 100% sure na 'di totoo.” Coleen added.

MP Sport Science Episode 2 Airs Sunday, September 28, on GMA SNBO

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After its top-trending pilot episode on September 14, where it featured Manny Pacquiao's shotgun-like punch, Rocco Nacino's skills on Jiu Jitsu, Philippine Volcano strength test, and more, GMA-7's bi-monthly educational sports show "MP Featuring Sport Science" returns on its second episode this Sunday, 10:15pm on GMA SNBO.

Hosted by boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Solenn Heussaff as his co-host, this Sunday's episode will give its viewers a deep and informative analysis, movement calculation of the best athletes in the world.




For more updates, follow MP Featuring Sport Science's official social media accounts:

Twitter: @GMAPacquiao
Instagram: @GMAPacquiao

For more updates, subscribe to MP Featuring Sport Science's official social media accounts. - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/community/articles/2014-09-16/1516/MP-Featuring-Sport-Science-pilot-episode-gives-netizens-something-to-look-forward-to-on-Sundays#sthash.Iodi5YrA.dpuf
All-nighters now have something to look forward to on Sunday nights. Last September 14, MP Featuring Sport Science had its pilot episode with the People's Champ, Manny Pacquiao, as its main host and Solenn Heussaff as his co-host.

The episode was not just entertaining but also very educational and informative. Of course, it featured PacMan's shotgun-like punch, Rocco Nacino's skills on Jiu Jitsu, and more.

Netizens took to Twitter how amazed they were with what the show was giving them - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/community/articles/2014-09-16/1516/MP-Featuring-Sport-Science-pilot-episode-gives-netizens-something-to-look-forward-to-on-Sundays#sthash.Iodi5YrA.dpuf

Enter to Win a Bonding Session with 'The Janitor' Actors Dennis Trillo and Derek Ramsay

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Do you want to have that rare chance to meet, greet and bond with your favorite hunk actors Dennis Trillo, Alex Medina and Derek Ramsay?

Are you up to attend a star-studded premiere night of Cinemalaya X highly-acclaimed biggest action movie "The Janitor" by Best Director Mike Tuviera?

Then join, "THE JANITOR" MEME CONTEST.

All you have to do is:

1. Create your most creative and funniest meme using "The Janitor" still photos which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/thejanitor2014

2. Post the memes on your FB wall.


4. Find ways for it to get “LIKES” and “SHARES” by asking your friends and followers to do so and voila, you will instantly get 5 premiere night tickets and a bonding session with "The Janitor" cast and director on October 6, 2014.

The more LIKES and SHARES you get, the more chances of winning. Deadline for submission of entries is on October 5, 2014.


Criteria for Judging:

50% - Likes and shares from Facebook
30% - Originality
20% - Creativity of the Tagline/Pick up Line

Last day of submission of entries is on October 05, 2014.
"The Janitor" stars Dennis Trillo, LJ Reyes, Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo, Sunshine Garcia, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Raymond Bagatsing, Jerald Napoles, Richard Gomez and Derek Ramsay.

Produced by APT Entertainment as one of Cinemalaya X movie entries, the movie will be released on mainstream theaters through Star Cinema beginning October 8, 2014.

'Mga Batang Yagit' Returns to GMA-7 on October 13

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The well-loved and most-watched family drama series that set the trend in Pinoy TV series is set to return on Philippine television starting October 13.

"Yagit," the 1984 daily soap created by former Sen. Eddie Ilarde and the late Jose Miranda Cruz which stars Philippine showbiz industry's most important actors, will have its remake aired on GMA-7 starting October 13 with a set of this generation's newest batch of young stars.

Five new Kapuso kids - Chlaui Malayao (as Elisa), Zymic Jaranilla (as Ding), Judie dela Cruz (as Jocelyn), Jemwell Ventinilla (as Tom-tom), and Steph Yamut (as Tiffany) - discovered through a nationwide search, will reprise the role previously played by Jaypee de Guzman, Jocelyn Cruz, Janet “Elisa” Giron and Tom-tom.



Directed by Gina Alajar, the series also stars Yasmien Kurdi, James Blanco, LJ Reyes, Rich Asuncion, Renz Fernandez, Frank Magalona, Wowie de Guzman, Kevin Santos, Ina Feleo, and Buboy Villar.

"Yagit" premieres October 13, replacing "The Half Sisters" on GMA Afternoon Prime. For more updates, follow Yagit on Facebook/OfficialYagit and Twitter/OfficialYagit.

'Boys Over Flowers' Actress Ku Hye-Sun Returns to ABS-CBN This Monday

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 ABS-CBN Press Release

Sought-after Korean actress and “Boys Over Flowers” leading lady Ku Hye-Sun returns to Philippine television this Monday (September 29) as ABS-CBN premieres one of the most watched Korean dramas of 2014, “Angel Eyes.”

Can the heart feel what the eyes fail to see? Sienna finds the answer in this romantic drama series as she once again crosses paths with her first love Darren, whom she’s never seen after she lost her sight in a car accident when she was still a child.

Darren is not only her teenage sweetheart; he also served as the light in Sienna’s heart amidst the darkness and emptiness she felt inside when her vision was taken away from her. But their happy relationship was put to test when the two were forced to separate due to circumstance.

Twelve years later, fate will bring them back together — Sienna already regained her sight via an eye donor and now works as emergency rescue officer, while Darren, who is now called Dylan, is a successful surgeon.

But rekindling their love wouldn’t be that easy especially when the truth about Sienna’s eye donor comes out. Little did the two know that Daryl’s mother, who donated her eyes to Sienna, died on the hands of Sienna’s father, who happened to be the attending doctor the night she passed away.

How can Dylan and Sienna rekindle their love? Will Dylan fight for Sienna now that she is in the arms of someone else? How will the truth change their love story?

Angel Eyes - Trailer:



Don’t miss the premiere of “Angel Eyes” this Monday (September 29) after “Aquino and Abunda Tonight” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more updates, follow @Kapamilanovela on Twitter or like the official Kapamilyanovela Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/ABSCBNKapamilyanovelas.

Heart Evangelista Pre-nuptial Video, Wedding Gown and Chandelier Cake

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Heart Evangelista, on her official Instagram account @iamhearte, posted another update of her upcoming wedding with Sen. Francis “Chiz" Escudero.

On Friday, September 26, the couple, whose wedding will happen on February 15, 2015 at the posh Balesin Island in Quezon Province, did the first shoot for  their pre-wedding video.

She wrote: “#day3 Painting half of my heart with @bobnicolas today was very special...it was our first shoot for our prenup video...the best part? O finally got to act with my sweetheart...that was fun:) ???????????? #aHEARTfuljourneyto30 #chizheart21515 #144daystoahappyHEART






The other half of the heart would be painted by Sen. Chiz, as shown by another Instagram post.




In yet another Instagram post, Heart showed a small bouquet of sugar flowers which would be part of her intricate and very tall chandelier wedding cake. The eight feet tall,  40 inches diameter feet base wedding cake is designed by Judy Uson of Sugarbox.

She wrote: “Sugar flowers for my wedding cake by judy uson...cant wait to see my chandelier cake for my reception by #sugarbox ???????????????? #chizheart21515




On Friday, Heart reposted on her Instagram account an IG post by famous Filipina international fashion designer, Monique Lhuillier which made netizens ask if she has chosen Lhuillier as her wedding gown designer.


 


The Kapuso actress also said she wants a concert reception for her wedding. “We want everybody to feel special that day. Happy!” her IG post said.



 
The couple also done food tasting care of Bizu Patisserie.

The wedding's motif is a mixture of salmon, peach, coral, pink and blush.

Piolo Pascual Gives In, Son Iñigo Pascual Turns Dramatic Actor in the Movie 'Relaks It’s Just Pag-ibig'

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Iñigo Pascual, the equally famous son of Kapamilya ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual, will soon have his own taste of stardom as he is set to star in his debut movie “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig”.

“Relaks It’s Just Pag-ibig,” a coming-of-age movie about three teenagers who feel that the love 16-year-olds like them feel is most genuine, introduces Iñigo as a young dramatic movie actor, despite his dad's strong disapproval to enter showbiz he finished college.

Check out the trailer below:



Produced by Piolo's film studio production outfit Spring Films and under thedirection of Irene Villamor and Antoinette Jadaone, the movie also stars Julian Estrada, Sofia Andres, Ericka Villongco, and Smokey Manaloto. 

Ashley Greene, Haley Bennett and Erica Ash Caught in a Nerve Shredding, Nail-Biting Fight for Survival in Terror Movie 'Kristy'

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Captive Cinema PR

There moments in life more terrifying than being alone at college for the first time, but what if you were absolutely cut off from the rest of the world - and being chased by a masked psychopath?

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

With the rest of the campus home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine (Haley Bennett) and a few of her friends spend the weekend in their college dormitory: studying, relaxing and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as her and her classmates are terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are...and if they can be stopped. “

Check out the trailer here:



The movie stars Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Erica Ash, Chris Coy and Lucas Till.

Showing in Philippine theaters on October 1, “Kristy” is released and distributed by Captive Cinema.

'The Trial' Movie Trailer - John Lloyd Cruz, Jessy Mendiola and Enrique Gil

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The world television full trailer premiere of Star Cinema's latest family drama movie topbilled by blockbuster actor John Lloyd Cruz was unveiled Sunday afternoon during the live airing of ASAP 19.

Entitled “The Trial,” the movie featured the first team up of Lloydie and Kapamilya leading lady Jessy Mendiola with the support of powerhouse cast Richard Gomez, Gretchen Barretto, and Enrique Gil.

Check out the trailer below:



Directed by Chito S. Roño, "The Trial," which is part of Star Cinema's 20th anniversary offerings, opens in theaters nationwide on October 15, 2014.

Origin of the Monster Dracula Unveils in the Latest Movie "Dracula Untold"

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Columbia Pictures PR

Since the publication of Bram Stoker’s definitive “Dracula” in 1897, one of the most enduring literary and popular characters of our time has been explored in film, animation, literature and music, and is as relevant today as he was when his creator spawned a cultural phenomenon almost 120 years ago. Although Dracula’s presence remains ubiquitous in culture, it remains surprising that the origins of this undead icon have never been explored on film...until now, in Universal Pictures' dark thriller “Dracula Untold.”

While the man history calls Dracula, for all intents and purposes, was actually a real historical figure, just as terrifying to millions of people are the vampires of ancient myth. Found in almost every culture and language on Earth—from the Babylonians’ Lilitu, a succubus who thrived on babies, to the iron-toothed Asasabonsam of the Ashanti peoples of Ghana—the legend of blood-sucking creatures of the night may be traced back thousands of years. But it was not until the 10th century, in Slavic Europe, that the word “vampire” first appeared in modern language.

Producer Michael De Luca, who has brought to the screen blockbusters from The Social Network and Ghost Rider to Moneyball and Captain Phillips, shares what brought him to the journey of uncovering the monster’s origins: “As a kid, I always wanted to know who turned Dracula into a vampire. I wondered, ‘Was he the first? Were there others?’ It was a delicious, unanswered question that’s not been covered, even in Bram Stoker’s novel.”

When a script by the up-and-coming writing team of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless landed on De Luca’s desk, it ignited the filmmaker’s imagination. “I thought it was ingenious,” he commends, “the untold origin story and an unknown chapter of an archetypal character we all know.

 


Naturally, our story delves into the mysterious powers bestowed by centuries of superstitious peoples, but this tale of Dracula begins with and borrows from the real-life story of an actual historical figure: Vlad III of Wallachia, aka Kaziglu Bey (The Impaler Prince). Indeed, the writers took many basic facts about the dark ruler and extrapolated them into a fantastic saga.

Vlad III was born in 1431 in Transylvania. As a child, he and his younger brother were sent by their father, Vlad II, as hostages of Sultan Murad II to Constantinople, where they were held for six years and trained in warfare. As Transylvania was located between two empires—the Ottoman Turks and the Austrian Hapsburgs—the young noblemen lived in a time of constant war, and certain sacrifices had to be made.

Vlad III grew to become a ruthless conqueror whose favored method of meting out torture was to impale people and leave them writhing in agony for days. This terrifying fact is what earned him the posthumous nickname of Vlad the Impaler (aka Vlad Tepes). Because his father belonged to the Order of the Dragon—a secretive organization of Christian knights—that fought the Muslim Ottoman Empire, Vlad II took to the name Dracul, which is roughly translated from Romanian into “dragon/devil.”

After his father’s death, Vlad III ruled Wallachia, south of Transylvania, from 1448 until his own death in 1476. Following in his father’s footsteps, Vlad III was also inducted into the Order of the Dragon. It was then that he instructed his men to call him “Dracula,” which means “son of the dragon/devil” in Romanian. Reportedly killed in 1476 fighting the Turks, Vlad III’s head was cut off and displayed in Constantinople…for the entire city to see and fear.

Having agreed to take on the writers’ revisionist story of Vlad III’s transformation, the next step in the process for De Luca was to find a home for the film and explore financing and production options. Historically, Universal Pictures was the first studio to adapt the character for screen in 1931, and De Luca explains that this Dracula would finally be coming home: “Universal just seemed like a natural fit. The studio has this storied pedigree with monster movies, and Dracula Untold pays homage to all the beloved films that have come before.”

Opening across the Philippines on October 15, “Dracula Untold” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 Premieres October 6 on TV5

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It's back! And now, it claims to be the largest, biggest reality show competition ever in the history of Philippine television.

The race is on again as TV5's franchise of “The Amazing Race Philippines” Season 2 starts airing on Monday, October 6.

Eleven teams will compete this season, from different walks of life, all with their own goals and reasons for joining the competition. They are:

Team Blondies


They're not “dumb blonds,” this is what Tina and Avy wants to prove by joining this competition. They also believe that their bond as sisters will be strengthen in this competition.


Team Chefs 


Eji didn't think at first of asking Roch to join him in the competition. Both are race aficionados, but winning the race means more for Roch, since she plans to propose to her long-time, long-distance boyfriend.


Team Dating Couple


For Matt and Phoebe, joining this competition is like having a date around the country. Yet what they don't know is that this competition will test if their love is enough to keep them going on this race together.


Team Juan D [Direction]


Daniel and Charlie are both celebrities now, being part of the TV5's show “Juan Direction.” These half-foreigner and half-Filipino participants admit to having different characteristics, but will this get in their way of winning the race?


Team Mag-ama


The father and son tandem of daddy AJ and Jody is both an advantage and disadvantage, especially since their clashing personalities may come on the way. But they're ready to set those differences aside and win this competition for their family.


Team Magkapatid


The siblings Yna and Jet were raised in a well-off family. Joining the race, these two would like to prove that even if they we're raised provided with everything they need, they still have the drive to work for what they would like to have in life.


Team Mr.Pogi


Yes, you've guessed it right, JP and Kelvin met each other when they joined “Eat Bulaga's” Mr. Pogi competition. The two team up to help achieve their personal goals: Kelvin to help his family, JP to get a US Visa and fly back to his family in US.


Team Nerds


The first motivation of Vince and Ed in joining this competition is to end the stereotype that nerds are wimpy. Their main goal is simple: to win this race and allocate all the cash prize to “Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation,” which they founded together.


Team Pinay World Champs


Chen, a Women’s Boxing Council (WBC) and Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) title-holder, and Luz, a body-builder joined the competition for personal reasons. Luz wants to get the house and lot for her child while Chen wants to start a gym business to train future champions.


Team Sexy Besties


They didn't plan to audition together, but RR and Jeck ended up going together at the audition of the show. These two beauties have personal goals, RR wants to prove that she's a renewed woman of God, while Jeck wants to make his hubby proud by finally going out of her comfort zone.


Team Travel Buddies

These plus-size ladies, Zarah and Osang, believe that their size don't hinder them of winning the race. Aside from aspiring every plus-size women out there to be proud of themselves, they simply want to have a free travel around the country together.

Winners of the Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 will get 2 house and lot, 2 brand-new KIA car and a whopping P2-million cash.

Hosted by Derek Ramsay, TARP Season 2 airs from Monday to Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on TV5.

Kathryn Bernardo Reacts to Daniel Padilla and Jasmine Curtis-Smith Relationship

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Days after the controversial 90-second audio clip involving Teen King Daniel Padilla allegedly talking about his "special friend" Kapatid primetime princess Jasmine Curtis-Smith (check out HERE), Teen Queen and Daniel's perennial partner Kathryn Bernardo gives her stand on the issue.

In a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Friday, Daniel's stage mom Karla Estrada said she immediately sought to speak with Kathryn Bernardo and her mother, Min, to ask them to give his son a chance to explain when he faces them.

 






Recalling her conversation with Kathryn's mother asking to meet her, Karla said: "Siya ang una kong tinawagan. Sabi ko, 'Tita Min, humihingi ako sa'yo ng paumanhin sa nagawang pagkakamali ni DJ.'"

According to Karla, she went to Kathryn's home at the height of tropical storm Mario, which battered parts of Metro Manila last September 19.

"Pinuntahan ko siya sa bahay niya, dahil importante sa akin si Kathryn at ang nanay niya. Maganda ang pinagsamahan namin. Mahal ko sila," Estrada said.

"Sinabi ko sa kanya, I told Kathryn na, 'Anak, hindi ako nandito para ipilit sa'yo si DJ, pero alam ko na merong puwang sa puso mo. Kilala mo ang tunay na pagkatao ng anak ko, at gusto ko 'yun ang makita mo.'"

 






Asked how Kathryn reacted, she said the young actress was holding back emotions, but did not say if she was sad.

"Tahimik siya. No, [she did not cry]. Pareho kaming nagpipigil ng emosyon, pero mas gusto ko kasing bigyan siya ng magagandang mensahe," Karla said.

Explaining why she initiated the meeting, the former actress continued, "Para hindi tumagal and para bago humarap si DJ (Padilla) ay bukas na ang kaisipan ni Kathryn."

SMART, Sun Cellular and Talk 'n Text Offer Free Internet Service Starting September 26

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Mobile giants SMART, Sun Cellular and Talk 'n Text, through a jampacked media event  held at the Shangri-la Hotel in Makati on Friday morning, announced that they will offer free mobile Internet services for prepaid users.

Starting September 26, all of the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular prepaid subscribers can use their data-enabled mobile phones to post on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, browse through websites, search on Google and Wikipedia, use navigation tools like Waze and Google Maps, book a cab or limo service via Easy Taxi and Uber, or use traffic info sites offered by the MMDA and InterAksyon’s Traffic Navigator or TNAV.

Pre-paid users will also be able to send and receive emails, read and update blogs, listen to music via Smart’s Spinnr service, even shop from online stores like Zalora, Lazada, and book their travel details via Skyscanner and Expedia, either through data-capable feature phones or smartphones running on Google Android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows Phone OS.

To avail, just text FREE to 9999. Subscribers can access the Internet without incurring data charges until the end of November 2014. #SmartFREEInternet

James Reid, Nadine Lustre and Dominic Roque Love Triangle Begins Tonight in 'Wansapanataym: My App Boyfie'

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 Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie PR

New Kapamilya stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre will star in their first TV project together in ABS-CBN this Saturday (September 27) as they teach kids and families important life lessons in the newest month-long special of “Wansapanataym.” James and Nadine will topbill the special series with Kapamilya hunk Dominic Roque.

From the hit Wattpad series written by Noreen Capili, “Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie” features the story of Anika (to be played by Nadine), a young woman who has never had a boyfriend. However, Anika’s life begins to change when her "dream boy," Jowa (to be portrayed by James), whom she created through an application in her magical tablet computer, comes to life.

Will Anika finally feel how it is to love and be loved through Jowa? What will she do once the tablet that created her "app boyfriend" is taken away from her?

Also featured in “Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie” are Cherie Gil, Malou Crisologo, Ingrid dela Paz, Jazz McDonald, Marco Pingol, and Elise Joson. It is directed by Jojo Saguin.

Aside from ‘My App Boyfie,’ best-selling author Noreen also wrote the books “Parang Kayo Pero Hindi” and “Buti Pa Ang Roma May Bagong Papa.” She is also one of the writers of hit Dreamscape teleseryes like “Walang Hanggan,” “Mirabella,” “My Binondo Girl,” “Katorse,” and “Aryana.”

The original story book for Filipino kids “Wansapanataym” is under the production of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,” “Ina Kapatid Anak,” and “Juan dela Cruz.”

Don’t miss the beginning of James and Nadine’s “Wansapanataym” special this Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” and Sunday (September 28), 7PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

British Sensations One Direction, The Vamps, The 1975 and Ed Sheeran Set to Invade Manila in 2015

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The British invasion is just months away, mates! Due to the phenomenal success of their respective tours around the globe, FOUR of the biggest names in BRIT music are coming to Manila in 2015, namely One Direction, Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and The Vamps!

The invasion kicks off with the Manchester art-pop quartet THE 1975, who’ve been on the road seemingly non-stop with performances across the globe since the release of their debut album in 2013. After performing in a series of mall shows in Manila earlier this year, the Manchester four-piece are returning for their own headlining show in January 24, 2015 at SM MOA Arena. The 1975’s eponymous “Facedown” - the first of four EPs - in 2012 led to September 2013’s self-titled debut with an upbeat, electro pop-rock sound. Their hit singles with expressive lyrics coupled with their popular tours have led to their status as “Britain’s biggest new band.”

 


Get the chance to see British teenage foursome THE VAMPS take the stage on February 1, 2015 at SM MOA Arena. This British group unleashed their maiden effort 'Meet The Vamps' in the UK with the record reachingNo.2 on the charts on April 2014. This hit album included three singles, “Can We Dance,” “Wild Heart” and “Last Night,” plus 12 other catchy tunes.

 


In addition, ace British singer/songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist ED SHEERAN will perform his chart-topping singles at the SM MOA Arena come March 12 next year. Best-described as an authentic blend of soulful folk undertones with a mix of hip-hop/R&B hooks, his latest album “X” has already won worldwide acclaim, debuting at #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 as well as other countries around the globe. Sheeran’s debut album “+” reaped multi-platinum sales around the world, and earned the British singer-songwriter three Grammy Award nominations, including nods for “Song Of The Year” and “Best New Artist.”

 






As one of the best-regarded British pop superstars of this generation, ONE DIRECTION will perform for two consecutive nights at the SM Concert Grounds on March 21-22, 2015 as part of their “On the Road Again Tour 2015. The promoters announced and sold tickets for this most-awaited concert on May 2014. Tickets for the first day sold out within hours after release, necessitating adding a second day to give more fans a chance to see these cheeky British lads.

Recently, One Direction announced their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album titled Four, set to be released on November 2014. Formed on the Simon Cowell-produced "The X Factor" in 2010, One Direction is composed of five young men from the UK: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.

The British Invasion Manila is the big blast to start the year quite right this 2015! For more info, please visit http://www.mmilive.com.

Erich Gonzales vs. Kaye Abad in Pinoy TV Adaptation of 'Two Wives'

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After "The Legal Wife," ABS-CBN is set to air a new series dealing  with war of wives and infidelity.

Starring Erich Gonzalesas Janine and Kaye Abad as Yvonne,  the Kapamilya network unveiled its adaptation of the 2009 hit Korean drama series "Two Wives". In the series, Jason Abalos will play Victor, the man caught between his past and present wives.

Check out the teaser below:



In the original SBS series, which aired on ABS-CBN in July 2012, Victor and Yvonne separate after she finds out he is having an affair with Janine. Victor and Janine get married, but not long after, he figures in a car accident that leaves him seriously hurt.

Victor wakes up with amnesia, thinking he is still married to Yvonne.

"Two Wives" is the latest Korean drama series to be adapted by ABS-CBN for a local audience, following the success of "My Girl" in 2008, "Lovers in Paris" in 2009, "Green Rose" in 2011 and the ongoing early primetime soap "Pure Love".

TV5 Second Wattpad Presents Offering 'Mr Popular Meets Ms Nobody' Premieres September 29

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The primetime "kilig" experience continues next week as TV5's Wattpad Presents brings to television the very endearing love story of Kyle and Chelsea in "Mr Popular Meets Ms Nobody" starting this Monday, September 29.

Popularized and loved in the dynamic and interactive community of readers and writers around the world, known as Wattpad, "Mr Popular meets Ms Nobody" is written by Pinkyjhewelii and has already been followed and patronized by more than 11.9M readers. In this heart-warming love story, Artista Academy scholar Mark Neumann plays the role of Kyle, the most popular guy in campus who falls head over heels in love with a very ordinary girl named Chelsea, who will be played by Mark's fellow Artista Academy scholar, Shaira Mae Dela Cruz. Find out and discover how Kyle slowly falls for the charms of the very naïve but strong-willed Chelsea, a virtual "nobody" in Kyle's world of popularity.

Wattpad Presents' "Mr Popular Meets Ms Nobody" also stars Lander Vera Perez, Shirley Fuentes, Carlos Morales, and veteran actress Perla Bautista. Also joining this "kilig" week-long mini-series are up and coming young artists Diego Loyzaga, Pam Mendiola, Donnalyn Bartolome, Bryan Olano and Prince Justine Navarro. 

Wattpad Presents' "Mr Popular Meets Ms Nobody" airs Monday to Friday at 7PM, starting September 29, only on TV5.

A Brand-New Trailer for Comedy Movie 'The Wedding Ringer' Released

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Columbia Pictures has just revealed the new trailer of its upcoming comedy movie "The Wedding Ringer" starring Kevin Hart (The Grudge Match) and Josh Gad (voice of Olaf in Frozen). 


The comedy centers on an introverted yet successful tech entrepreneur who hires the owner of Best Man Inc. to be the perfect best man and throw a killer wedding party.

 Directed by Jeremy Garelick ("The Break-Up"), "The Wedding Ringer" also stars Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers and Olivia Thirlby.

In the film, Doug Harris (Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

Opening across the Philippines in Febrruary 2015, "The Wedding Ringer" is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

GMA-7's Newest Reality-Talent Show 'Bet Ng Bayan' Premieres on October 5

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A new reality talent show is about to conquer Pinoys' TV screen starting October 5 as GMA Network launches "Bet Ng Bayan" to be hosted by Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and young dramatic hunk actor-singer Alden Richards.

Check out the teaser video below:



Dubbed as Philippines' biggest reality-talent show yet, "Bet Ng Bayan" is set to discover the best Pinoy talent in the field of singing, dancing and various acts you could ever imagine.

For more information, follow Bet Ng Bayan FB/BetNgBayan, Twitter: @BetNgBayan and Instragram/BetNgBayan

'Be Careful With My Heart' Ends on November 28

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After more than two years on air, Philippines' most-watched morning TV series "Be Careful With My Heart" will conclude on November 28 as announced by its lead stars Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap.

Since it debuted in July 2012, "Be Careful With My Heart" has remained the No. 1 daytime program in the Philippines, according to Kantar Media.

The popularity of the series has also spawned a line of merchandise, a gold-selling official soundtrack album, and a wedding magazine special, among others.

The New York Festivals-nominated series was, at one point, also set to be translated into a movie. However, due to the "tight schedule" in filming the TV series, the big-screen version was eventually pulled out from the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Originally slated for a one-season run, "Be Careful With My Heart" initially centered on Maya dela Rosa (Sta. Maria) as a barrio lass with big dreams, and her love story with Richard Lim (Yap), a widowed businessman with three children.

Due to the series' popularity, it has been extended numerous times, with several "milestones" in the relationship of the nanny-turned-flight attendant and her former employer marking highlights throughout the program's run.

These developments in their love story also became worldwide trending topics on Twitter, from their first date, first exchange of "I love you's," first kiss, to Richard's wedding proposal to Maya.

Over the two-year run of "Be Careful With My Heart," Maya and Richard have gotten married, welcomed twins, and adjusted to a family life riddled with challenges.

Last July, the show celebrated its second anniversary on air with a grand concert at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City -- a culmination of sorts of the cast's world tour in the past months.

"Be Careful With My Heart" also stars Mutya Orquia, Janella Salvador, Jerome Ponce, Aiza Seguerra, and Sylvia Sanchez. It is under the direction of Jeffrey Jeturian and Mervyn Brondial.

TV5, Rescue5 and Alagang Kapatid Foundation Brave Typhoon Mario to Provide Public Assistance

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TV5 Press Release

Just recently, Metro Manila was again caught unprepared by the heavy rains caused by the habagat brought on by Typhoon Mario, which raised floodwater to more than six feet in Quezon City and in several other areas in the metro and in nearby provinces . Rescue5, TV5’s emergency response team, and Alagang Kapatid Foundation, the network’s CSR arm, were quick to provide assistance to those in need of rescue and immediate relief.

As early as 6:30 in the morning, calls for help started to flood the Rescue5hotline.  Netizens also began sounding the alarm via Rescue5’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.  We then immediately deployed the teams to areas where rescue efforts were most needed,” shares TV5 Public Service Head Sherryl Yao. Aboard their rubber boats, the Rescue5 team continued their commitment to cause journalism, braving torrential rains and raging floodwater not only to gather and report news but also to save people.  

 






Carefully stepping on a narrow edge of a flooded house in Don Jose Street, Quezon City, Rescue5 host Paolo Bediones and his team were able to save a family that was trapped on the second floor.  The team also rescued several people stranded on the rooftop of a nearby gasoline station.  

Meanwhile, Rescue5 EMT reporter Jeff Caparas almost got swept away by raging floodwater while trying to rescue an old man in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City, who refused to abandon his puppy and some scrap materials.  The Rescue5 team prioritized children, women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities needing immediate evacuation.  More than 50 individuals were brought to safety.

 






In addition, the MVP Group of Companies, led by Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc., PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc., and One Meralco Foundation, as well as companies such as Smart Communications, Maynilad, and Manila North Tollways Corporation, also readily responded to the immediate needs of our Kapatids affected by Typhoon Mario. 

TV5 and PLDT Smart Foundation, Inc. deployed vehicles to aid stranded commuters, while Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. also distributed ready-to-eat food, water from Maynilad, and blankets and towels to evacuees.  

 






In just a span of four days, Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. was able to serve 2,510 families or 12,550 individuals through their relief operations and 2,421 individuals through their community kitchen activities. On top of this, 580 stranded commuters also benefited from the Libreng Sakaycourtesy of PLDT Smart Foundation and TV5. 

During emergencies and disasters, Rescue5 can be reached via 922-5155,www.facebook.com/RESCUE5PH and Twitter account: @RESCUE5PH. For any inquiries about Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. you may reach them through 376-4412, 689-3100 local 45191 and 45192.

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