"Your Face Sounds Familiar" Final 4 Named

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"Your Face Sounds Familiar" Final 4 Named

After taking on different music icons, the eight celebrity contenders of "Your Face Sounds Familiar" will each undergo this weekend one last total transformation for a chance to join the finals.

This coming Sunday, May 31, the top-rating program will name which of the performers will compete for public votes in the "Grand Showdown." The top four will be determined by summing up the performers' overall scores spanning 12 weeks' worth of performances.

All eight have been named weekly winners at least once.

Bagging the title twice were Jay-R (as Pepe Smith and Kenny Rogers), Karla Estrada (as Chaka Khan and Ann Wilson), and Jolina Magdangal (as Cher and Manny Pacquiao).

Nyoy Volante won once as Justin Bieber, as did Maxene Magalona as Francis Magalona, Melai Cantiveros as Elizabeth Ramsey, Edgar Allan Guzman as Vice Ganda, and Tutti Caringal as Ely Buendia.

This weekend, bringing to stage their impersonations are Jay-R as Enrique Iglesias, Estrada as Aretha Franklin, Magdangal as the young Michael Jackson, Volante as Luciano Pavarotti, Magalona as Iggy Azalea, Cantiveros as Sarah Geronimo, Guzman as John Legend, and Caringal as Mick Jagger.

Dinosaurs Strike a Pose in New “Jurassic World” Posters

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Dinosaurs Strike a Pose in New “Jurassic World” Posters

The genetically-enhanced dinosaurs are front and center of the three, new “Jurassic World” one-sheets released by Universal Pictures.

The posters separately feature Bryce Dallas Howard squaring off with a dinosaur, a gigantic aquarium where a dinosaur and a shark are chasing underwater, and lastly, Chris Pratt riding on his motorcycle amid a group of raptors.

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World.” Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

The movie takes place 22 years after the horrific events of the original “Jurassic Park” and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.

Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) leads the cast which includes Bryce Dallas Howard (“Spider-Man 3”), Nick Robinson (HBO's “Boardwalk Empire”) and Ty Simpkins (the kid in last year's “Iron Man 3”).

The film also stars Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapku and Andy Buckley.

Opening across the Philippines on June 10, 2015 in 3D, “Jurassic World” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Video: Maja Salvador and Janice de Belen Cross Paths at "You're Still The One" Premiere Night

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Video: Maja Salvador and Janice de Belen Cross Paths at "You're Still The One" Premiere Night

Gerald Anderson's ex-girlfriend Maja Salvador and his rumored replacement Janice de Belen crossed paths at the premiere of the former's latest movie "You're Still The One" on Tuesday night, at SM Megamall Cinema 7.

Observers were surprised to see Janice attending Maja's event knowing that the 46-year-old veteran actress was being blamed to the young actress' separation with the Kapamilya actor.

Maja and Janice explain in the video below:

Angelica Panganiban Controversial "Trying Hard" Dubsmash Starring Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista

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Angelica Panganiban Controversial "Trying Hard" Dubsmash Starring Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista

Angelica Panganiban uses photos of her BFF Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista - ex-girlfriend of her bestfriend John Prats - for ‘copy cat’ dubsmash video in last Saturday’s Banana Split Dubsmash challenge.

The video,  showing Angel holding two phones containing photos of the two erring Kapuso actresses while delivering Cherie Gil's classic line “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!” from the movie Bituing Walang Ningning immediately stirs controversy putting their fans in serious social media word war.

Check out the video here:

On Twitter @heart021485, Heart Evangelista posted what others perceived as her response to the controversial video. She said, "Kahit anong sikat...kahit anong ganda...ang tanging nakikita ng Diyos? Ang puso natin yun lang....at the end of the day...be kind."

Marian Rivera, on the other hand, decided to keep mum on the issue.

Lyca Gairanod, Life After Winning The Voice Kids

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Lyca Gairanod, Life After Winning The Voice Kids

A year after being named the grand winner of “The Voice Kids,” Lyca Gairanod is still living her dream. Now a grade 3 student, she is busy juggling her studies and performing in gigs.

Early this month, she performed as a special guest in the concert of her former coach Sarah Geronimo in Canada, one of the many places she has been to to sing for people.

I have gained a lot of friends and my family’s life has gotten better. I’m happy to be able to help my family. All my dreams came true, and I’m thankful to God that He helped me all the way,” said Lyca, who started making a living by scavenging junk before joining “The Voice Kids.”

Aside from the house and lot she got for winning “The Voice Kids,” she has also provided her family with a car.

Besides singing, Lyca also has her eyes on acting. In fact, her performance in her “MMK” life story was well received, and even convinced her to try it again.

I really want to act, but my schedule can’t accommodate it. But I will accept whatever projects they give me,” she shared. Aside from gigs and TV guestings, she is also busy with school.

Lyca is also excited for the second season of “The Voice Kids” that will start airing this June. As the country waits for the next grand winner, Lyca offers some advice to those who want to pursue a career in music: “It’s free to dream, so just dream on. Whether you win or lose, congratulations still. The Lord will still be there for you.”

She added, “Always be kind. Never forget your family. Pray before singing. And remain humble.”

Don’t miss the premiere of “The Voice Kids” Season 2 this June on ABS-CBN.

Ben Stiller Suffers Shocking Death, Comedy Legend Passes Away

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Ben Stiller's equally famous mother - TV and movie actress Anne Meara is dead. She was 85.

The late comedienne who died of natural causes was famous for her significant roles on All My Children, ALF, The King of Queens, and Sex and The City.

She was also nominated for 4 Emmy awards and won a Writers Guild award as a co-writer for the movie The Other Woman.

The Stiller family released the following statement:

On his official Twitter account @RedHourBen, Ben Stiller pays his last respect for his mother. He wrote:

Gerphil Flores Turns Kapuso; Vocal Showdown with Regine Velasquez (Video)

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Gerphil Flores Turns Kapuso; Vocal Showdown with Regine Velasquez (Video)

She was first seen on national television via ABS-CBN's talent competition "Pilipinas Got Talent," but with the controversy that surround her faith in the said competition brought about by what others would call as a bad decision made by its judges (read full article HERE), Asia's Got Talent finalist Gerphil Flores decided to appear in the rival network's Sunday musical variety show "Sunday All Stars" where she had a dream come true vocal showdown with Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Check out below:

But contrary to rumors that she harbors bad feelings towards Kris Aquino, the opera singer said, "Wag po kayo basta basta maniwala sa mga nababasa sa net. Wala po akong sama ng loob kay Ms. Kris. We were never enemies po,"

"Pangako Sa 'Yo" Shatters Twitter's Top-Trending Record; Angel Locsin and Derek Ramsay Spotted in Benguet

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"Pangako Sa 'Yo" Shatters Twitter's Top-Trending Record; Angel Locsin and Derek Ramsay Spotted in Benguet

Spotted: Showbiz Stars Conquers Mt.Pulag

Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin (minus her real life boyfriend Luis Manzano) and Kapuso hunk actor Derek Ramsay spotted on top of Mt. Pulag mountain in Benguet. 

No, they're not together and they're not doing any movie or TV shoots. Being athletic as they are, the two well-known showbiz personalities opted to spend their much-deserve R&R on top of the third highest mountain in the Philippines.

5 hour trip to Baguio, another 4 hour trip on rough roads and zigzag cliffs from Baguio to Benguet, agonized and enjoyed the 3 hour hike to camp 2, got really cold at the camp, woke up at 2:30 am to prepare for the 3 am assault to the summit, trek for 2 hours in the dark.. But we made it to the summit!!! It's not easy and definitely more room pa for improvement, but for first time hikers, couldn't be more proud of our team #lagalagsapulag hehe :) tapos ulitin lahat ng ito in reverse pababa ng Pulag������ I wanna thank our local team, Alexis, Odel, & Agot Baban, from Mt. Pulag Edelweiss tours, Mang Fred - the best pulag guide, plus our dear porters for taking good care of us and making our first adventure to Mt. Pulag memorable! #Pulag #Hiking #Adventure #sunrise #summit #Nature #Philippines #mayforeverbasapulag
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First time to try real trekking & camping with family and friends! I’ve been wanting to do this for ages,” Angel posted on her Instagram account @therealangellocsin.


Pangako Sa 'Yo's Record-Breaking Pilot Episode

The pilot episode of ABS-CBN newest primetime series "Pangako Sa 'Yo" on Monday, May 25, topped both the nationwide and worldwide trends on Twitter.

While its lead stars Kathryn Bernado and Daniel Padilla were yet to be seen in the said episode, televiewers already expressed their excitement and poured praise for the modern retelling of the phenomenal teleserye that launched Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa to full stardom.

Even hours before the airing of "Pangako Sa 'Yo", the pilot episode's official hashtag #PSYAngUnangPagIbig was already the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter locally and worldwide. It  easily numbered past 500,000 while the program is airing.

As anticipated, the pilot episode wins in the rating garnering a nationwide rating of 34%, according to producer Star Creatives, citing data from Kantar Media. Its competing show on GMA-7, "Let the Love Begin," only got 15%.


Enrique Gil Sends Wyn Marquez Extra-Sweet Video Greetings

Kapamilya young actor Enrique Gil sends a special birthday video greeting to Kapuso beauty queen wannabe Wyn Marquez.

What’s up Winwyn? It’s Enrique. Just wanna say hi and I wanna wish you a happy, happy birthday. I hope you have the best birthday ever. Maraming salamat for all the love and support. God bless, stay sexy for me and I love you.” Enrique said.

Enrique worked with Wyn's celebrity father Joey Marquez in the hit series "Forevermore".


Chiz Escudero and the Ongpauco's Reconciliation

Three months after he married their daughter and barely a year before the next national election, Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero reconciled with Heart Evangelista's parents Reynaldo and Cecilia Ongpauco.

The Ongpauco matriarch, as confirmed by the Senator, had a dinner with the newlyweds late last week, “Maayos naman ‘yung dinner. Maganda ‘yung nangyayari. Kung ano mang gusot ang meron noon, naaayos unti-unti na ngayon,” Chiz said.

Sarah Geronimo Overpowers Charice (Video)

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Sarah Geronimo Overpowers Charice

I thought listening to Charice performed "Lay Me Down" was the best version of the song next to its original singer Sam Smith. Check out her performances with mentor David Foster on Asia's Got Talent Finale:

Until I chanced upon this Sarah Geronimo version of the song. Panalo! Watch below Sarah's version taken her recent "Perfect 10" concert in Canada.

Sia Interprets "California Dreamin" for Biggest, Scariest Disaster Movie "San Andreas"

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Sia Interprets "California Dreamin" for Biggest, Scariest Disaster Movie "San Andreas"

Consistent with the edgy tone of the musical score for New Line Cinema's “San Andreas,” multiple Grammy nominee and international chart-topping artist Sia has interpreted the 1960s classic “California Dreamin'” for the film's soundtrack.

Produced by Oliver Kraus, the song was performed by Sia especially for “San Andreas,” and is heard in tandem with its closing beats and end credits, to echo the evocative and uplifting notes of the story’s big finale.

Sia's powerhouse vocals are on full display, turning the bittersweet song into a gorgeous slow-burner that demands repeat listening. Listen here:

Meanwhile, to create the primary music for “San Andreas,” director Brad Peyton again turned to Andrew Lockington, the composer on both his past film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

Beginning the process at the earliest possible point, Peyton explains, “The way I like to build the world is to look at the tone and the music. For ‘San Andreas,’ the question was how to create an original, epic and very emotional score, so we just dove in and started playing around to find the themes and the vibe of this movie. You can play the characters, or you can play the event so you need to decide, ‘Is this a moment where we’re grounding the experience in someone’s point of view or offering the larger view?’”

Always open to unique influences, Lockington incorporated one that was especially appropriate: sounds derived from actual waveform data collected from the San Andreas Fault, a year ago. “Using real-time seismic event data collected from the U.S. Geological Survey, we found seismic elements that could be manipulated to create these incredible sounds,” he offers. “We didn’t use it very much, but it’s a sprinkled touch, particularly under the Caltech scenes.

To capture a sense of discord, Lockington relates, “I got an old piano and spent two days destroying it with sledge hammers and wire cutters. We had planned to record hitting it with the hammers, and those sounds are blended in with the orchestral elements in the film. After that, I sat down to play this broken instrument that was hanging on by a thread, and I could play notes but they didn’t sound like they were supposed to, and it no longer even sounded like a piano. So suddenly we had this whole new instrument – and some of those sounds figure prominently in certain scenes as well. It’s an interesting rhythmic element.” The composer then worked with a programmer to synthesize portions of the damaged piano notes into what he calls “a raw, terrifying noise that feels almost like a fist dropping down on the rest of the score.’”

Transitioning from fear and destruction to perseverance and hope, Lockington then introduced portions of a boys’ choir, “to cut through everything else that’s going on and get into the depths of emotion of these characters and their will to overcome. We also have a very beautiful theme that transcends the disaster, with a lot of strings.”

When we talk in terms of locking into a character’s experience with the music, we’re trying to see what they see,” says Peyton, who could just as well apply that to his overall approach. “Beyond the epic action, buildings coming down and waves crashing through a city, there are love stories, emotional connections, and the idea of a family putting itself back together.

It’s the kind of story I love to tell: high concept, high emotion,” says Flynn. “There are a lot of powerful themes in ‘San Andreas’ and it’s also incredibly entertaining. I’m fascinated with the concept of what makes a hero.”

There’s action, love, drama, and heroes,” Dwayne Johnson sums up. “And, there’s the greatest foe known to man: Mother Nature.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

Opening across the Philippines in 3D , 2D and 4DX formats on May 28, “San Andreas” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

What Happened to Ruffa Gutierrez' Face? "It Takes Gutz To Be a Gutierrez" Airs on TFC this July

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What Happened to Ruffa Gutierrez' Face? "It Takes Gutz To Be a Gutierrez" Airs on TFC this July

"It Takes Gutz To Be a Gutierrez" Airs on TFC

Reaching out to more Filipinos around the world - including Australia and the Middle East - The Filipino Channel (TFC) announces the airing of "It Takes Gutz To Be a Gutierrez" this July

Aside from that, the 10-episode Season 3 of this NBC Universal International Networks produced Asian hit series featuring  the sensational Gutierrez family is set to reveal more exciting highlights about them Pinoys abroad should look forward to. 


She was once one of the world's most beautiful women. She had it all - fame, stardom, blockbuster movies, endorsements, modelling engagements, and all that glitters. But beauty fades. As much as I don't condemn beauty enhancement, but, like some people say, "too much of anything could destroy you."

Have you seen Ruffa Gutierrez lately? She denied it several times already in the past. But now, you can easily recognize how her face looks indifferently. Her natural aura is gone. Her beauty now looks...strong?

Photo: ResortsWorldManila on Instagram


Darren Espanto Birthday Concert at MOA Arena

The Voice Kids Season 1 runner-up Darren Espanto is set to conquer the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 29, 2015 for his much-anticipated birthday concert entitled "Darren Espanto D Birthday Concert".

Darren will be joined by his special guests that include Bimby Aquino Yap, Robi Domingo, Mitoy Yonting, Alisah Bonaobra and Jason Dy.

Prices to Darren Espanto D Birthday Concert are: P4,230 for VIP; P3,700 for Patron; P2,640 for Lower Box; P1,270 for Upper Box; and P430 for General Admission. Call 470-2222. For VVIP tickets, call Liza Ong at 0998-9741153

As they always say, "Not all winners are winners. And not all runners-up are left behind. It is he who gets the bigger opportunity shines that most."


Aiza Seguerra Collaborates with Maestro to Ryan Cayabyab 

Aiza Seguerra has launched her newest studio album titled "Araw Gabi: Mga Awit ni Maestro Cayabyab," a collaboration with Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

The CD is Aiza's first album under Universal Records and contains tracks composed and popularized by Cayabyab such as “Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka,”  "How Can I," "Paano Na Kaya," "Kailan" and "Iduyan Mo."

(Video) "Pangako Sa 'Yo" Cambodian Version feat. KathNiel of Cambodia

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(Video) "Pangako Sa 'Yo" Cambodian Version feat. KathNiel of Cambodia

ABS-CBN's phenomenal series "Pangako Sa 'Yo" was adapted for a different audience by Cambodian TV network CTN (the same network that aired the original 2000 series in Cambodia starring Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa).

CTN tapped video and film production company Khmer Mekong Films (KMF) to do the local adaptation entitled "The Promise."

Check out the first four episodes of "The Promise" below (you may watch the full video HERE):

The 198-episode series started airing thrice weekly in February 2013 and concluded in of 2014.

Alex Gonzaga Hits Back at Her Enemies

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Alex Gonzaga Hits Back at Her Enemies

ABS-CBN Press Release
Kapamilya TV host-actress Alex Gonzaga’s character is ready to fight for her family in ABS-CBN’s top-rating fantasy drama series “Inday Bote,” which will air its finale episode on Friday (May 29).

As her real identity is revealed to everyone, Inday (Alex) will stop at nothing to seek justice for the crime that Fiona (Aiko Melendez) did to her parents.

How will Inday be able to fix all the problems that the Vargas family is facing now that everybody knows that she is Lita’s (Alicia Alonzo) long-lost granddaughter Kristal? Will she be able to stop Fiona’s plans with the help of the dwarves who are protecting her? In the end, will someone have to sacrifice his or her life for peace in everyone’s family?

Under the direction of Manny Palo and Jon Villarin, “Inday Bote” also stars Matteo Guidicelli, Kean Cipriano,Smokey Manaloto, Nikki Valdez, Malou Crisologo, Jeffrey Santos, Nanding Josef, Alora Sasam, Biboy Ramirez, Izzy Canillo, and Alonzo Muhlach.

Don’t miss the must-see finale of “Inday Bote,” this Friday before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more information about the program, visit the official social networking site of Dreamscape Entertainment Television at Facebook.com/DreamscapePH, Twitter.com/DreamscapePH, and Instagram.com/DreamscapePH.

(Video) The Making of "Pangako Sa 'Yo" - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

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(Video) The Making of "Pangako Sa 'Yo" - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

The Kapamilya network has released a behind-the-scenes video of the modern retelling of "Pangako Sa 'Yo," featuring its lead stars Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, and Angelica Panganiban.

Check out the 10-minutes BTS video below:

Premieres on Monday, May 25, "Pangako Sa 'Yo" is under the direction of Olivia Lamasan, Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao.

"Forevermore" Scored the Highest TV Rating this Year

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"Forevermore" Scored the Highest TV Rating this Year

The much-awaited finale episode of ABS-CBN’s hit romantic drama series “Forevermore” concluded on a high note as it scored the highest national TV rating recorded this year. 

According to data from Kantar Media last Friday (May 22), the Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano-starrer hit a national TV rating of 39.3%, which is more than double its rival program in GMA “Let the Love Begin” (16.1%). Aside from winning the ratings game, “Forevermore” also conquered social networking sites such as Twitter where various hashtags, including #ForevermoreFinale, became nationwide trending topics. In the Road to “Forevermore” finale episode, TV viewers witnessed how Xander and Agnes proved that their love can last forever as they got engaged before Agnes flew to Japan to study. Under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina, “Forevermore” is produced by Star Creatives. 

For more updates about programs under Star Creatives, visit its official social media accounts at Facebook.com/StarCreativesTV, Twitter.com/StarCreativesTV and Instagram.com/ StarCreativesTV.

Tune Hotels Danga Bay Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Incline to Nature and Adventure

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Tune Hotels Danga Bay Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Incline to Nature and Adventure 

I am hearing a lot of friends complaining already about the unbearable summer weather condition. In fact, with a high temperature of 37°C (even reached 41°C sometime last week) for the past days, I know some who already left Manila for an impromptu-much-deserve-summer-get-away vacation. Others decided to just stay inside their home spending the day watching their favorite TV series. There are some who just bum around the mall taking advantage of a free air condition.

But for those who want to experience a new adventure, something that will make this time of the year extra thrilling for them,  Johor Bahru in Southern Malaysia is one to try-out for.

Johor Bahru (also known as Iskandar Malaysia) is the capital city of Johor in Southern Malaysia, located north of Singapore.

Once used to be a small Malay fishing village known as Tanjung Puteri, Johor Bahru quickly become one of the must-visit tourist hotspots in the region.

To fly from Manila to Johor Bahru, take Air Asia (to book your lowest fares, visit AIRASIA.COM)  from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 then take another 40 minutes flight from KLIA2 to Senai International Airport, located 35 km North-West of the city center.


Legoland Malaysia

Mini Kuso Trick Art

Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum
Sultan Ibrahim Building
Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum
Johor Bahru Kwong Siew Heritage
Johor Bahru Old Chinese temple
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Temple
Sri Raja Mariamman Hindu Temple
Danga Bay
Johor Bahru Zoo
Jalan Tan Hiok Nee Cultural Street
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

In addition, Johor Bahru's many shopping and dining complexes cater to both Singapore and local tourists offering best value for money.

The main shopping districts are located within the city, with a number of large shopping malls located in the suburbs.

And what better way to end the day than getting the best hotel accommodation - a 5-star treatment at a very reasonable price.


True to its core proposition of providing universal excellence, TUNE HOTELS DANGA BAY JOHOR BAHRU offers a super comfortable stay and great night's sleep using a "pay-as-you-use" system. Meaning, you have the option to limit your expenses based on your preferred hotel essentials.

Scenic View from Outside my Room

High-End Amenities:

Comfortable Beds

LCD Screen TV (look at that wall interior, classy!)

Hot and Cold Shower, T&B (my favorite place in the room)

Clean Environment and 24-Hour Security

Fast Wi-fi Connection

Room Types: Solo Travelers, Couple, Accessible rooms for Families and Friends

Surely, the opportunity to spend few days in Johor, Bahru and enjoy the best the place can offer is one experience I will not mind doing all over again.


Tune Hotel - Danga Bay Johor
Lot PTB 22819, Jalan Skudai,
Mukim Bandar Johor Bahru,
80200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Tel:07 - 2329010 
  • Located in the heart of the Danga Bay Waterfront City Development in Johor Bahru.
  • 29.5km from Legoland® Malaysia. Return shuttle services are available.
  • Daily shuttle transfers to Resorts World Sentosa & Universal Studios Singapore available.
  • 12.9km from the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore.
  • F&B within the hotel includes  Saffron Restaurant which serves Halal cuisine.
  • 7-Eleven located within the hotel.
  • AirAsia Travel & Service Centre located within our hotel.
  • 27km from the Sultan Ismail International Airport Senai, Johor.

You too can also enjoy the same wonderful experience I had with TUNE HOTEL Danga Bay, Johor Bahru. For bookings, visit http://www.tunehotels.com

Jed Madela Collaborates with World's Music Icons in Latest Album "Iconic"

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Jed Madela Collaborates with World's Music Icons in Latest Album "Iconic"

World singing champion Jed Madela dropped his latest album “Iconic” earlier this month without notice, making him the first Filipino artist to release an album unannounced.

Living up to its album title, “Iconic” features Jed’s unique versions of tracks by music icons such as Madonna (“Like A Prayer”), Mariah Carey (“Love Takes Time”), Celine Dion’s “That’s The Way It Is” feat. 5thGen), and Whitney Houston’s (”Didn’t We Almost Have It All”). Jed is the only male Filipino artist to release an album featuring the said divas’ hits.

For a time, I was reported to have lost my voice due to sickness, and this album proves that I still have it. I’ve done things in this album that I had not done before, and you’ll know what they are if you listen to ‘Iconic,’” said Jed.

“Iconic,” Star Music’s biggest album for 2015, also marks a first for Jed – a duet with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in the classic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Jed also experiments with new sound and sumptuous beats with EDM-laced tracks such as his remake of Christina Aguilera’s pop ballad “Beautiful,” “Like A Prayer (Brian Cua Sunset Remix),” “Beautiful (Moophs Remix),” and Jed’s original composition “Welcome To My World,” which acts as the album’s opening and closing tracks served up in two versions.

Also included on the 14-track list are Jed’s remakes of Barbra Streisand’s “Evergreen,” Gloria Estefan’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You Now,” Tiffany’s “If Love is Blind,” and Toni Braxton’s “You Mean the World to Me.”

“Iconic,” produced by Jonathan Manalo and Jed, is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P350. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via leading record stores all over the country and in online music stores such as iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, and Starmusic.ph.

For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

TV5 Bags Exclusive Philippine Rights to Air 28th SEA Games

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TV5 Bags Exclusive Philippine Rights to Air 28th SEA Games

When it comes to instantly uniting Filipinos from all walks of life, nothing else has come close to what recent sports and our most-loved local athletes have achieved. And with what is arguably considered as the region’s most prestigious sporting event just around the corner, TV5 is all set to re-ignite our countrymen’s shared passion for sports and competition as it exclusively airs the highly anticipated 28th South East Asian (SEA) Games from June 5 – 16.  

As the Philippines’ official Olympic broadcaster, TV5 is once again at the forefront of giving all Kapatids front row seats to the biennial, regional event. Viewers and netizens alike will be able to closely follow the journey of the 400+ strong athletes of the Philippine delegation who will be competing in Singapore against 11 neighboring countries in 46 sports, across a total of 402 events. 

Kapatids all over the country will surely be glued to TV5 as they enjoy cheering for some of their most favorite idols and athletes who are set to represent the country, such as volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez (who has also been named by the Philippine Olympic Committee as the Philippine flag bearer), basketball standouts Marcus Douthit and Kiefer Ravena, world champion Billiards players Efren “Bata” Reyes and Rubilen Amit, world-class boxing pugs Eumir Marical and Josie Gabuco, and the tenacious and revamped “Azkals” Men’s Football Team.  

TV5’s exclusive coverage of the 28th SEA Games will kick off with the telecast of the event’s grand opening ceremonies as it happens live in Singapore’s newly built National Stadium on June 5, airing live via Aksyon TV and www.Sports5.ph.  The sporting festivities will be highlighted with live airing of the games of Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s and Women’s Volleyball (both via TV5, Aksyon TV and www.Sports5.ph); and Men’s Football (via Aksyon TV and www.Sports5.ph). 
Aside from these, TV5 will likewise be putting the spotlight on our brave local athletes who will be competing against the region’s very best in Boxing, Wushu, Billiards, Athletics, Swimming, Cycling, Softball, Shooting, and Netball.

“Pasion De Amor” Replaces Alex Gonzaga's "Inday Bote" Beginning June 1

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“Pasion De Amor” Replaces Alex Gonzaga's "Inday Bote" Beginning June 1

Primetime television has never been this hot as ABS-CBN gathers some of today’s hottest stars for the highly-anticipated remake of the worldwide hit telenovela sensation “Pasion De Amor” premiering this Monday (June 1).

Topbilled by Jake Cuenca, Ejay Falcon, Joseph Marco, Ellen Adarna, Coleen Garcia, and newest Kapamilya Arci Munoz, ‘Pasion De Amor’ relives the passionate story of love and revenge between the Samonte brothers and Elizondo sisters.

Despite being orphans at an early age, the Samonte siblings namely Juan (Jake), Oscar (Ejay), Franco (Joseph) and Olivia (Ingrid Dela Paz) grew up filled with love in their hearts and tightly knit as a family.

One mistake would change their lives when Olivia fell in love with rich and married haciendero Bernardo Elizondo (Ronaldo Valdez). After learning about her husband’s infidelity, Gabriela (Teresa Loyzaga) seeks revenge and only Olivia and Bernardo’s death can appease her. Gabriela proceeds with her plans and succeeds in getting rid of the two.

The Samonte brothers, meanwhile, get so devastated with what happened to their youngest sister that they vowed to do everything in their power just to avenge her. In order for them to do this, they step inside Hacienda Elizondo and with their irresistible charms and manly physiques, the three seduce and make Bernardo and Gabriela’s daughters Norma (Arci), Sari (Ellen) and Jamie (Coleen) fall in love with them.

Can Juan, Oscar, and Franco succeed in their plan to manipulate the Elizondo sisters in their hands? How far will revenge and anger take them? In a battle where love is their greatest revenge, will love also be the cure to end their pain?

Filipino viewers first loved ‘Pasion De Amor,’ starring Mexican superstar Mario Cimarro, back in 2007. This is the fourth telenovela locally adapted by ABS-CBN following the successful remakes of “Rubi” and popular Thalia-seryes “Maria La Del Barrio” and “Maria Mercedes.”

‘Pasion De Amor’ marks the directorial comeback of Eric Quizon for a primetime soap. Also joining the cast are Teresa Loyzaga, Aubrey Miles, Michelle Madrigal, Ahron Villena, Ingrid Dela Paz, Daria Ramirez, Alex Castro, AJ Dee, Ron Morales, Zeppi Borromeo, Ashley Rivera, Benj Bolivar, Nathaniel Britt, Mauro Lumba, June Macasaet, and with special participation of Mr. Ronaldo Valdez.

Don’t miss the premiere of “Pasion De Amor” this Monday (June 1) before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For updates, follow @pasiondeamor_tv on Twitter and @pasiondeamor.abscbn on Instagram like Pasiondeamor.TV on Facebook.

(Video) Tutti Caringal as Ely Buendia - Your Face Sounds Familiar

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(Video) Tutti Caringal as Ely Buendia - Your Face Sounds Familiar

Rock singer Tutti Caringal does an impressive impersonation of Pinoy Rock Icon Ely Buendia on May 23 epidose of ABS-CBN hit weekend primetime show "Your Face Sounds Familiar."

Watch Tutti performed Ely's "Ang Huling El Bimbo":

(Video) Jolina Magdangal as Diana Ross - Your Face Sounds Familiar

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(Video) Jolina Magdangal as Diana Ross - Your Face Sounds Familiar

Jolina Magdangal transformed into a world-class icon and bestselling singer performer Diana Ross on Saturday, May 23, 2015 episode of “Your Face Sounds Familiar”.

Watch below:

(Video) Maxene Magalona as Paris Hilton - Your Face Sounds Familiar

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(Video) Maxene Magalona as Paris Hilton - Your Face Sounds Familiar

Maxene Magalona transformed as Paris Hilton on May 23 episode of ABS-CBN hit weekend primetime program "Your Face Sounds Familiar."

Check out Maxene's performance below:

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