Video: Kris Aquino Tours Coco Martin's House

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Video: Kris Aquino Tours Coco Martin's House


For the first time, Coco Martin let her fans take a peek into his newly-built mansion.




On Monday, Coco joined Kris Aquino on her morning show "KrisTV" where they tour house that prominently features a different art mostly designed by the country's National Artists. Check out below:



Sharon Cuneta Leaves Showbiz to Run as Pasay City Mayor Next Election

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Sharon Cuneta Leaves Showbiz to Run as Pasay City Mayor Next Election


After leaving ABS-CBN in favor of TV5...and recently, putting everyone in awe when she decided to cut short her 1-billion peso Kapatid contract, Sharon Cuneta is reportedly set to leave showbiz for good to run for public office in the coming election.

Rumors about Sharon's political plans surfaced after her uncle, Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said he is thinking of encouraging the Megastar to run for the same post once held by her father Pablo in Pasay City.

Do you think Sharon will make a good actress turned politician? 

Would you vote for her?

Alex Gonzaga Caused Vice Ganda and Toni Gonzaga to Fight

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Alex Gonzaga Caused Vice Ganda and Toni Gonzaga to Fight
 

Vice Ganda, in December 21 episode of "Gandang Gabi, Vice" revealed that Alex Gonzaga put him and Toni Gonzaga to a petty fight.

According to the Unkabogable Comedy actor he and Toni had a misunderstanding because of a comment he shared to her sister Alex.

May ginawa itong si Alex na kabalbalan kaya 'di kame nagkibuan ni Toni noong Christmas special. Nagkatampuhan po kame ni Toni dahil kay Alex. 'Di po kame nagpansinan ni Toni. Nagtataka ako kung bakit hinde ako pinansin ni Toni ,yun pala siniraan ako ni Alex,Vice started to share, adding

At nagsumbong pa si Toni kay Paul (Soriano, Toni's boyfriend) at kay Mommy Pinty. Sabi niya, ‘Mommy, sabi ni Vice, waley na daw ako dahil daw nandiyan na si Alex.’ Nagdamdam. So hindi ako kinikibo. 'Yun pala ang dahilan,” the comedian shared.

Talking to Alex, Vice asked his "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin" co-star to share why her sister did not talk to him during the taping of the ABS-CBN Christmas special two weeks ago.

Sabi kasi sa akin ni Vice, ‘Alam mo ang ate mo, nung pumunta ka dito, parang big star siya. Pero nung dumating ka, nawala siya because you are a lot funnier. Ang ate mo dapat magdrama na 'yan next year.’ So sinabi ko sa kanya.” Alex recalled.

Vice, on the other hand, denied saying those things. “Hindi naman 'yun ang sinabi ko. Ang sinabi ko, ‘Alam mo (Alex) nakakatawa ka talaga. Toni is such a big star. Sobrang nakakatawa si Toni. Pero nung dumating ka, nakakatawa ka rin pala. Kaya siguro feeling ko 'yung ate mo, sa next movie niya maghe-heavy drama na lang para mag-give way sa 'yo,’” he clarified.

According to the comedian, he truly loves the Gonzaga sisters and is glad to be given the chance to get to know Alex more via the movie.

Dati kaya kita mahal kasi kapatid ka ni Toni. Ngayon kahit hindi ka na kapatid ni Toni, mahal pa rin kita kasi nakilala ko na si Alex Gonzaga,” he told Alex.

Top 5 Teleserye of 2014 Enumerates: Kapamilya vs. Kapuso

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Top 5 Teleserye of 2014 Enumerates: Kapamilya vs. Kapuso


The year 2014 may be described as a remarkable year for Philippine teleserye, having been a year of new faces, bold thematic pursuits, and interesting social references. 

Why were these soap operas notable?

Boldness is of course a necessary quality, particularly in a genre that closely follows conventions and time-tested modes. In this day and age, the teleserye has a lot of elbow room in reinventing thematic concerns, and some of this year’s teleseryes attempted to transcend trivial pursuits, particularly in discussing social issues and taboos, like infidelity.
There’s also the presentation of the “new”- as in new love teams, or new story treatments. Although newness is always disputable, the teleserye may be considered as offering newness by way of its being a platform for, say, an interesting pair that could establish successful fandoms, or establishing new viewing behavior. Newness may also be innovation, pushing the possibilities of the teleserye to go beyond its being a teleserye. For instance, some teleseryes of 2014 were able to grow into brands that reflected, of course, significant network interests.
The teleserye, however, is still a dynamic television genre that continues to reinvent itself - and this is where I would like to start the revaluation of these notable ones of 2014, for their absorbing acting, remarkable script, and distinct concept and production. They characterized the teleserye as a genre coming unto itself after 15 years, offering gripping and sensible narratives, despite the strong pull of market demands; intelligent approaches to even the typical soap figures and tropes; and astute refraction of current social affairs, an aspect of the teleserye only visible to the discerning eye.

Top 5 Teleserye of 2014

5. Honesto (ABS-CBN)
Cast: Paulo Avelino and Raikko Mateo
Airing Period: October 2013 - March 2014


Honesto may be deemed allegorical, considering that the current administration’s all-out campaign against corruption climaxed this year with several Blue Ribbon Committee hearings in the Senate, the real teleseryes of the day. To begin with, the title was already suggestive, and to personify honesty by way of a Pinnochio-like child-character, that of Rikko Matteo, was an astute way of projecting this political clamor for good governance. In an understated, ironic manner, the soap allegorized how the reign of greed decimated a utopic town where honor is valued and lies are difficult to keep, as moments of dishonesty manifest by way of swelling noses. Matteo’s Honesto, the child who could not lie, embodied what Filipino society wanted to recover at this sorry point where everyone was to be held suspect for lying — in real, and reel life. In the soap, lying was clearly identified as the path to corruption, and honesty, though such a lonely word, was the only way to redemption. 


4. Rhodora X (GMA-7)
Cast: Jennylyn Mercado and Yasmin Kurdi
Airing Period:  January 2014 - May 2014


Rhodora X is Jennylyn Mercado’s piece de resistance. In this teleserye, she played the character of Rhodora, who was suffering from dissociative identity disorder, a result of her violent experience in a kidnapping episode. Aside from her main or host character, she had two other selves here - the alter egos Roxanne, and Rowena, pegged to be 8 years old. The part of her which is Roxanne - scheming and cunning -0 developed hatred for her sister, Angela, played by the underrated Yasmien Kurdi. Rhodora-as-Roxanne competed with Angela for their mother’s love, and for Mark Herras’ Joaquin, their love interest.
I find the concept very interesting and Mercado, in interviews, said that it was very challenging to be embodying these conflicting selves. The internal dynamics heightened the external conflicts, and this ploy, I think, made the soap opera this year’s boldest.


3. The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN)
Cast: Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales, JC de Vera and Maja Salvador
Airing Period: January 2014 - June 2014


The Legal Wife is by far, this year’s fiercest teleserye. It was the return soap of Angel Locsin, who here played Monica, the legal wife to Jericho Rosales’s Adrian. It was fierce in providing a new perspective on infidelity in Philippine culture, presenting a deconstructed male macho figure, and a resonant image of the other woman. The configuration of the bida and kontrabida here was examined as merely an artifice to the moral issue (for the patriarchy) of keeping the family. 

The soap was a dramatic showcase of confrontations that easily trended in social media, but these confrontations, though filled with the choicest hysterics, only attempted to subtly expose what was usually kept under wraps: the gravitas of a woman’s position in fighting for one’s love in the context of the Filipino, middle/upper-class family, and keeping one’s self respect and dignity in an oppressive patriarchal environment.


2. Got To Believe (ABS-CBN)
Cast: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Airing Period: August 2013 - March 2014


Got To Believe is the “next-level” soap of the Kathryn Bernardo-Daniel Padilla tandem. After storming television with their chemistry in Princess and I, it was a good network move to immediately star them in a very interesting and glossy romantic-comedy teleserye. Padilla’s character here, Joaquin, was a sickly teenage brat bored by his life under the care of his overbearing mother. Some may say it’s already an old, old story, as Bernardo’s Chichay played here the maid who was surrogate mother, and eventually, love interest to Joaquin. The virtue of the soap, however, was characterization, and the two’s personae were explored well, with depth and dimension. 

The two were also gifted with contrasting worlds that helped characterize them - Joaquin was housed in an almost antiseptic and suffocating mansion where the queen was his mother Juliana, played scintillatingly by Carmina Villaroel, where his father Jaime, played by Ian Veneracion, was simply subservient. The gypsy-like Chichay’s world meanwhile was a world of carnivalesque play - a perya, maintained by her parents Betchay, played by Manilyn Reynes, and Chito, played by Benjie Paras. The soap’s laudable production design heightened the contrast, and for me, gave a fresh take on the rich boy-poor girl modes that typify Pinoy soap operas.


1. Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon (ABS-CBN)
Cast: Bea Alonzo, Paulo Avelino and Maricar Reyes
Airing Period: June 2014 - October 2014


Sana’y Bukas Pa ang Kahapon leads this year’s most notable teleseryes. It is the story of Rose Buenavista and Emmanuel Romero, both played by Bea Alonzo. Rose, a curiously looking naive lady, is heir to a chocolate empire, who suddenly found herself embroiled in the murder of her father, the story’s main pivot. Emmanuel defended her, and eventually, the two got involved in a car mishap that claimed the life of the lawyer. Rose survived and for a while pretended to be Emmanuel, after a successful plastic surgery. With plans to avenge her fate, she began to investigate her being framed and plotted to bring down those who took over her family’s chocolate business - her suspects to the crime.
This teleserye is Alonzo’s best so far, and she has matured in terms of acting alongside her equally talented leading man Paulo Avelino, who played the role of Rose’s erstwhile chocolatier husband Patrick Salvador. The most revealing performance, however, came from Maricar Reyes, who played Sasha, Patrick's highly insecure second wife. Her character’s pathos upped the ante and lent her real versatility, making her tragic end rather heroic.

Watch: Arnel Pineda and Roland "Bunot" Abante Duet on ASAP #ASAPGivesBack

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Watch: Arnel Pineda and Roland "Bunot" Abante Duet on ASAP #ASAPGivesBack


Arnel Pineda and Roland "Bunot" Abante meet for a sing-off during ASAP's special episode on that aired on Sunday, December 21.

Arnel, whose international career took off thanks to viral videos of him singing, performed "To Love Somebody" with the latest online sensation Roland Abante aka "Bunot".




Bunot made the rounds online in late November with his own version of the Bee Gees hit "To Love Somebody". His versions of "You're The Inspiration" and "Please Forgive Me" similarly became a hit among netizens leading to his recent guest stint on the late-night talk show "Gandang Gabi Vice" and an invitation to appear on the eponymous TV show of American host Ellen DeGeneres.



"Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas," an ABS-CBN Papal Visit Campaign Launched

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"Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas," an ABS-CBN Papal Visit Campaign Launched

ABS-CBN Press Release
 
The Kapamilya Network rallies the Filipino people to become living testimonies of Pope Francis’ message of compassion and mercy through its “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas” campaign, which was launched last Tuesday (Dec 16) to mark a 30-day countdown to the papal visit in January.

At the ‘Piyesta Para sa Santo Papa’ organized by “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo” at La Consolacion College, ABS-CBN urged Filipinos to express their gratitude to Pope Francis, who has blessed the nation with the message of humility, and to practice mercy and compassion in their daily lives.

By using ABS-CBN’s official hashtag #PopeTYSM (Pope Thank You Sa Malasakit) on social media, netizens can send their personal messages, prayers, pledges, or poems to give thanks to the Pope. These posts have a chance to be included in ABS-CBN’s Book of Thanks that will be given to Pope Francis upon his departure.

All posts on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #PopeTYSM are published on www.abs-cbnnews.com/popefrancisphwall.

ABS-CBN’s PopeTYSM booth will also be placed in in key areas around the country. In it, Filipinos can record their special thank you message for Pope Francis.

By tuning in to ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta and DZMM TeleRadyo everyday, Filipinos can get the latest updates on the preparations for the papal visit, as well as special reports featuring people who have been inspired by the Pope.

Pope Francis’followers online can also stay up-to-date on the Papal visit activities by visiting ABS-CBNNews.com, anc.yahoo.com, and dzmm.com.ph. Meanwhile, www.abs-cbnnews.com/PopeFrancisPH aggregates all the special articles, multimedia features, and TV reports about Pope Francis that were aired on “TV Patrol,” “Bandila,” and “Umagang Kay Ganda.”

This December, documentary program “Mukha” takes a peek into the lives and stories of people who have personally met or encountered Pope Francis. These include Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines; Bishop Bong Baylon, the popular “selfie bishop” who took the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a picture with Pope Francis (airing Dec 18 on ANC and Dec 22 on ABS-CBN); healing priest Fr. Joey Faller, who grabbed the Pope’s attention during his visit to the Vatican (Dec 25 on ANC and Dec 29 on ABS-CBN); and Fr. Rico Ayo, who had his own “selfie” experience with the Pope when he volunteered in the synod in Rome (Jan 1 on ANC and Jan 5 on ABS-CBN).

In January 2015, ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best will air weekly specials about the life of Pope Francis and the coming papal visit.

To follow the PopeTYSM campaign on a mobile phone, just access the PopeTYSM channel on iWanTV where all of ABS-CBN’s videos and features about the Pope, as well as the Pope’s activities can be found. Catch them live or catch up anytime anywhere using the iWanTV app on an ABS-CBNmobile SIM.

Tune in to the “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas” coverage on ABS-CBN Channel 2, ANC (SkyCable Channel 27), DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, ABS-CBNNews.com, anc.yahoo.com, and dzmm.com.ph.

Edu Manzano Leaves TV5 for ABS-CBN

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Edu Manzano Leaves TV5 for ABS-CBN


Edu Manzano returns to ABS-CBN.

Totoo po 'yan. Nakabalik na po ako sa ABS-CBN,” Edu has confirmed.

In an interview, Edu confirmed that he is currently working on two Kapamilya projects which are both slated to be released next year.

Currently, may ginagawa akong dalawang proyekto, isang teleserye at isang pelikula na next year pa ipapalabas. Twenty four years ako sa ABS-CBN so parang balik Kapamilya,” he said.

Edu also revealed other details of his upcoming Kapamilya projects. “I’m working with familiar faces and all the new talents of ABS. I feel very very welcome and I feel very fortunate to have welcomed with open arms. Bagama’t hindi pa pinal ang mga pamagat or the casting for that matter ng aming teleserye at ng pelikula, I would like to invite everybody, abangan niyo po sa early next year ang pelikula at ang teleserye na handog po ng ABS-CBN.” he said.

"Shrek The Musical" Reopens at the Meralco Theater From December 26 to January 4, 2015

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"Shrek The Musical" Reopens at the Meralco Theater From December 26 to January 4, 2015

Shrek The Musical, based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek, will have its much-awaited re-run starting December 26 at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas, Pasig City.


Rycharde Everley (Left) British lead actor of Shrek: The Musical, pays a courtesy visit to UK Ambassador Asif Ahmad. The Musical will have its re-run from December 26 – January 4, 2014

Everyone will surely love to shrek the halls this holiday season as the world’s grandest musical returns in Manila to have a very limited rerun from December 26, 2014 up to January 04, 2015 at the Meralco Theater.  Shrek the Musical which is made possible Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) highlights the endearing characters of Shrek, a swamp-dwelling ogre, Donkey, a wisecracking best friend of Shrek and Fiona, a temperamental and neurotic princess. Joining them in a colorful adventure are brave puppet Pinocchio, Gingerbread man with an attitude and the three blind Mice.

Aside from its very entertaining and family-friendly story, the show also displays enchanting prosthetics, make-up, costumes and production design. Its production designer Benny Batoctoy
admirably collected visually appealing elements that make the show more unique and spectacular. One of these elements that the viewers should look forward to is the creation of the majestic dragon which plays an important role in Princess Fiona’s character in the musical.

Furthermore, viewers are expected to be touched by the show’s hit songs and music which are produced by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire.

Shrek the Musical is helmed by award-winning theatre director Bobby Garcia and it showcases international and local talents including, Rycharde Everley, Shiela Valderama-Martinez, Lorenz Martinez, Nel Gomez, Carla Guevara-Laforteza and Nyoy Volante.

Look: Joseph Scott Pemberton Mugshots

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Look: Joseph Scott Pemberton Mugshots


A day after he appeared before the Olongapo City regional trial court on Friday, Olongapo City police released the mugshots of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, suspect for the killing of Pinoy transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude.

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Finally, Its Official: Daniel Padilla Confirms Relationship with Kathryn Bernardo

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Finally, Its Official: Daniel Padilla Confirms Relationship with Kathryn Bernardo


The Teen King falls in love with The Teen Queen....and the feelings become mutual.

Good news KathNiel fans. Daniel Padilla officially reveals status of his relationship with perennial partner Kathryn Bernardo.

In an interview published at PEP.ph, Daniel talked about the rumor that he's officially in a relationship with Kathryn. To quote: “Parang lang. Hindi pa sigurado si Erpat. Ako lang makakasagot niyan. Hindi nga puwede. Hindi pa puwede. Let's wait."

Photo: Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Wedding Invitation

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Photo: Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Wedding Invitation


Nine days before they exchange "I do's" at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao, Quezon
City, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes let their fans take a peek at their wedding invitation as posted by Yes! Magazine on Facebook.

The message on the invitation reads: 

This is the story of a girl born in Madrid and a boy who hails from Manila.

She grew up praying to meet the man of her dreams. He grew up dreaming to meet the woman in his prayers. One day, the universe conspired to make them meet and together they decided to make the story complete.

Soon our pages will turn as the day marries the night. Please write with us this new chapter on the day...we unite."

Solenn Heussaff, Kylie Padilla and Rhian Ramos Join Manny Pacquiao this Sunday on "MP Featuring Sport Science"

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Solenn Heussaff, Kylie Padilla and Rhian Ramos Join Manny Pacquiao this Sunday on "MP Featuring Sport Science"


This Sunday, December 21, on GMA-7's infotainment show "MP Featuring Sport Science," pound-for-pound boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Solenn Heussaff will share different stories and situations showing different approach to stay on top of your game.
 
  • Sa tulong ng NBA sharpshooter na si Jason Kaponos, aalamin natin kung kaya nga bang tumira nang simbilis ng pagkurap ng mata!
 
  • Ang kinatatakutang ‘Black Widow’ ng bilyaran, Jeanette Lee, susubukang makashoot ng sandosenang bola sa isang tira!
 
  • Anong bola nga ba ang mas madaling gamitin para pumektus - ang baseball o soccer ball? Yan ang aalamin ng mga eksperto kasama ang dalawang world-class athletes!

Joining Pacman and Solenn in tonight's episdoe are astig Kapuso leading ladies Kylie Padilla and Rhian Ramos, comedy actor Sef Cadayona, Tropang Pochi stars Lenlen Frias and Miggy Jimenez at ang 2014 Le Tour de Filipinas overall winner na si Mark Galedo.
 
  • Ibibida ni Kylie ang sport na Muay Thai. Maaari nga ba itong magamit bilang self-defense?
 
  • Haharurot naman si Rhian upang ipakita niya kung ano ang tamang diskarte para bumida sa Race Car Driving.
 
  • Magpapakuwela rin si Sef sa kanyang Blindfold Tennis Challenge. May matamaan kaya siyang bola o mauwi ang challenge sa disgrasya?
 
  • Samahan si Lenlen at Miggy ng Tropang Potchi sa kanilang pagpapamalas ng galing sa Swiming at Basketball.
 
  • Ang astig na 2014 Le Tour de Filipinas overall winner na si Mark ipapakita rin ang kanyang champion na diskarte sa Road Bicycle Racing.

Tune in tonight, 10 p.m. on GMA-7 SNBO, for the most exciting episode yet of  MP Featuring Sport Science.

Daryl Ong vs. Samantha Felisco - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round

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Daryl Ong vs. Samantha Felisco - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round


Team Apl.de.ap's Daryl Ong and Samantha Felisco sang “I Finally Found Someone” on The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Battle Round.

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Kai Honasan vs. Patricia Gomez - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round

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Kai Honasan vs. Patricia Gomez - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round


Team Bamboo's Kai Honasan and Patricia Gomez performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Battle Round.

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Miro Valera vs. Christelle Tiquis - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round

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Miro Valera vs. Christelle Tiquis - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round


Team Lea Salonga's Miro Valera and Christelle Tiquis performed Pinoy classic hit “Magkasuyo Buong Gabi” on The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Battle Round.

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Joniver Robles vs. Dang Del Rosario - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round

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Joniver Robles vs. Dang Del Rosario - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round


Team Bamboo's Joniver Robles and Dang del Rosario sang “Lean on Me” on The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Battle Round.

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Rizza Cabrera vs. Carol Leus - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round

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Rizza Cabrera vs. Carol Leus - The Voice of the Philippines Battle Round


Team Sarah Geronimo's Rizza Cabrera and Carol Leus performed Tina Arena’s “I Don’t Wanna Wait” on The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Battle Round.

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Legendary Announces the Release of "Seventh Son," The First Fantasy Adventure of 2015

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Legendary Announces the Release of "Seventh Son," The First Fantasy Adventure of 2015

Legendary Pictures Press Release
From Legendary Pictures, producers of “Godzilla” and “300: Rise of an Empire,” comes “Seventh Son,” the first fantasy adventure to open the New Year 2015.

Based on the book "The Spook's Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney, the film stars Jeff Bridges (“TRON: Legacy”), Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”), Alicia Vikander (“The Fifth Estate”), Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Olivia Williams (“The Sixth Sense”), Antje Traue (“Man of Steel”), Djimon Hounsou (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Julianne Moore (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”).

In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son.
Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero of Seventh Son embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

For centuries, humanity has been protected from creatures of the dark by an ancient order of noble warriors called the Falcon Knights. Now, only one remains: Master John Gregory (Bridges), a grizzled demon-slayer with a tongue as sharp as his sword. As a hunter of witches who was seduced by their queen (Moore), his biggest mistake was showing her mercy... And now he will pay the price.
For the dark secret he thought he could bury is about to break free...

After being betrayed by the man she loved most, the Witch Queen Mother Malkin is left to rot in prison as her hunger for vengeance grows. The rising Blood Moon strengthens her mystical powers of transformation until she can finally break free.

Swearing revenge, Mother Malkin assembles an army of witches, warlocks and supernatural assassins from every nation, all uniting to punish the cruel world that rejected them. Mankind has created a monster...and now she is unleashed.

When Malkin assaults Gregory and kills his companion, the Falcon Knight must travel across distant horizons to track down the last Seventh Son.

Tom Ward (Barnes), a simple farmhand, is torn from his family to embark on a death-defying adventure of haunted forests, towering cities and cascading waterfalls to face Malkin’s army in her mountaintop lair. But Tom also has a secret... The dark magic he now hunts also lies within him. His own mother is a witch.

With time running out, Gregory and Tom must journey across a spectacular world of supernatural creatures, warlock assassins and earth-shaking monsters to reach the Queen of the Dark...before her power becomes unstoppable.

Tom’s allegiance is tested when he falls in love with his prey...Alice (Vikander): a half-witch spy sent to sabotage them. The growing secret passion between sworn enemies forces them to choose between love and duty. Will they betray their hearts, or endanger their own kind?

As these two forces collide, destiny leads to a final confrontation in the heart of the mountain. Will Master Gregory defeat the darkness within Malkin without succumbing to the darkness within himself? Will Malkin’s power rule over that of the Falcon Knights? Will Alice choose to fight for family, or follow her wild heart? And will Tom overcome the darkness and realize the true power of a Seventh Son?

Academy Award® nominee Sergei Bodrov (“Mongol”) directs “Seventh Son” from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight and a screen story by Matt Greenberg.

Opening across the Philippines in 3D and 2D on January 8, 2015, “Seventh Son” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Rescue5, TV5's Emergency Response Unit Provides Tips to a Safe, Stress-Free Christmas

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Rescue5, TV5's Emergency Response Unit Provides Tips to a Safe, Stress-Free Christmas


With Christmas just around the corner, Rescue5 - TV5's acclaimed Emergency Response Unit -- gives Filipinos from all walks of life relevant tips and important safety precautions to avoid the 'holiday stress', as well as accidents and injuries, and other emergency situations.

These important safety tips and reminders will be presented in a series of television plugs that will air on TV5, AksyonTV, Radyo5, and on YouTube throughout the Christmas season and New Year celebrations.

1. Christmas lights safety tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k54l_vC3nK0&feature=youtu.be

2. Toy Safety tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xAlK_giMAo&feature=youtu.be

3. Symptoms of Heart Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5H4YfeFVko&feature=youtu.be

4. First Aid on Heart Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxC37QZ18_w&feature=youtu.be

5. How to prevent heart attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRVFR-q6BNQ&feature=youtu.be

6. First Aid on Firecracker Injury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6PlW_w7FoM&feature=youtu.be

7. First Aid on Firecracker Ingestion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ERwFjEUyY&feature=youtu.be


More than giving material things, we thought it would be best to impart to our Kapatids some helpful knowledge that they can use in times of emergencies.  It is probably the most valuable gift we can offer them this Christmas,” shares TV5 Public Service Head Sherryl Yao.

On top of these plugs, Rescue5 has also prepared an early Christmas treat to nearly 600 children who were recently affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in Bulusan, Sorsogon.  This week, the team will conduct a disaster preparedness and holiday safety demo and will be distributing the Rescue5 specialized activity book on disaster preparedness to the kids.

Along with the Rescue5 activity book, Rescue5 will also hand out 72-hour survival kits or backpacks containing emergency devices and school supplies. The team will also be distributing sacks of joy provided by PLDT Smart Foundation and Gabay Guro.

Rescue5 can be reached via its hotline 9225155, Twitter account @RESCUE5PH, and Facebook page www.facebook.com/RESCUE5PH.

KathNiel Confess Love in the December 2014 Issue of Bench/Mark Magazine

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KathNiel Confess Love in the December 2014 Issue of Bench/Mark Magazine


Kapamilya Teen Queen and King Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are the featured cover stars in the latest issue of Bench quarterly publication "Bench/mark".

On the December 2014 issue of Bench/mark where the word "love" prominently shows on the cover, the hottest loveteam were photographed by sought-after lensman Mark Nicdao.

On Instagram, Bench founder Ben Chan @bcbench shared a look inside the magazine where both Kathryn and Daniel wearing Bench apparels.


Taylor Swift, Julie Anne San Jose Win Artists of the Year in the 1st Spinnr Hitlist Award

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Taylor Swift, Julie Anne San Jose Win Artists of the Year in the 1st Spinnr Hitlist Award 

 Spinnr Press Release

Music downloads have not been only successful in fighting CD piracy, they have also spawned an alternate world that empowers us to enjoy the soundtracks of our lives at the touch of our mobile phones.

Smart Communication’s homegrown music app, SPINNR, saw this vision a year ago. Several recognitions later and a couple of Fly-Off promos to international concerts granted to subscribers, Spinnr has decided it’s time to bestow recognition to the movers and shakers of this space. Last December 17, SPINNR did just that, launching the first ever Spinnr Hitlist Awards at The Valkyrie Nightclub, The Fort, Taguig City.


Below are the winners of 1st Spinnr Hitlist Awards:

Spinnr Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Spinnr Song of the Year: All Of Me by John Legend

Spinnr Album of The Year: Big Hero 6 OST

Spinnr Best Indie Artist of 2014: Julie Ann San Jose

Spinnr OPM Artist of 2014: Nikki Gil (Babalikan Mo Rin Ako)


The digital downloading and streaming of songs have taken up a part of the music-loving market and it’s growing. This is where the Spinnr Hitlist is coming from - to recognize the kind of music that the public thrives on getting via digital downloading and streaming. With the Spinnr Hitlist Awards, we are also pushing the boundaries by bestowing appreciation of which songs, artists and albums performed well digitally. To us, this is a tangible representation of the Smart Life, which is the concretization of our Live More campaign over at Smart,” said Lucille Tang, Spinnr product manager.

Spinnr, just one-year-old, has become the first and only homegrown music app that has shaped music lifestyles for most Filipino music lovers. We are extremely delighted to have piloted giving out recognition to the music industry via Spinnr. Spinnr Hitlist Awards is now the first local music app to honor the best in OPM and international acts through the digital platform.”

During the awarding ceremonies, SPINNR also awarded its subscribers with 100 gifts of Christmas. The gifts are collector’s items and premium artists merchandise.

Xyriel Manabat is Rochelle, a Progeria-stricken Teenager in MMK

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Xyriel Manabat is Rochelle, a Progeria-stricken Teenager in MMK


Xyriel Manabat portrays the role of Rochelle, a Progeria-stricken teenager who, despite her ailment, lives a normal life on ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) tonight at 7:15.

At five years old, Rochelle’s body was overtaken by Progeria, a rare genetic condition that causes a child’s body to show signs of aging. She was told by her doctor that she could expect to live only up to 15 years old. As the sad truth settles in Rochelle’s mind, she decides to live her short life to the fullest and experience things normal people experience - including falling in love.

Will love keep Rochelle’s high hopes to live, or will it cause her more pain?

Also starring in the episode are Paul Salas, Aiko Melendez, Dang Cruz, Maggie dela Riva, Ian de Leon, Eva Darren, Crispin Pineda, Paolo Angeles, Ishmael Claverio, Carlo Lacana, Andrei Garcia, and JM IbaƱez as Angeline. It is directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar and written by Mary Rose Colindres and Arah Jell Badayos.

MMK is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.

MMK airs Saturdays after Home Sweetie Home.

Aiko Melendez' Ex-Husband Aims Gun at Anti-drug Operatives, Lands in Jail

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Aiko Melendez' Ex-Husband Aims Gun at Anti-drug Operatives, Lands in Jail

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Luke Jickain, once married with actress Aiko Melendez, is facing charges of direct assault and alarm and scandal after he was arrested for aiming a gun at anti-drug operatives who tried to pacify him and a man while they were engaged in a fistfight over a parking lot altercation early Friday in Pasay City.

The incident started when the celebrity chef and model and Rommel David fight over who should occupy a vacant parking lot in a restaurant along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City. While the two were fighting, anti-drug operatives of the Pasay police who were passing by saw Jickain and David and tried to pacify the them.

Instead, Jickain pointed his .38-caliber pistol at the operatives. It was then that the two men were taken to the precinct by the police.

Kathryn Bernardo Faces Life's Biggest Regrets

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Kathryn Bernardo Faces Life's Biggest Regrets 


If there is one thing she regrets the most, it could be the pain she caused her family.

Iris (played by Kapamilya Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo) faces one of her biggest regrets in the last two weeks of her “Wansapanataym” special “Puppy ko si Papi.” 

In the episode this Sunday (December 21), Iris begins to feel guilty for all the pain she has caused her Papi Douglas (Dominic Ochoa), especially now that he may transform into a dog permanently. Will Iris finally discover the mistake she needs to correct in order to bring her Papi Douglas back into a human being? What will she do when her father accepts his fate and decides to leave them for good? 

Also part of “Wansapanataym Presents Puppy ko si Papi” are Khalil Ramos, Marlann Flores, Chienna Filomena, Apollo Abraham, John Steven de Guzman, and John Lapus. It is written by Yam Tanangco Domingo and directed by Don Cuaresma. 

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,” “Juan dela Cruz,” and “Ikaw Lamang.” 

Don’t miss the last two weeks of Kathryn’s “Wansapanataym” special 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. Viewers may also catch up on full episodes and past episodes of “Wansapanataym” through ABS-CBNmobile. For more information, please go to www.abscbnmobile.com.

TV5's Most Romantic WATTPAD Stories Now Available on Viewstream app

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TV5's Most Romantic WATTPAD Stories Now Available on Viewstream app


Stuck in traffic? Worry no more! Make the most out of Metrowide traffic this Holiday "rush" Season by watching the most romantic, top-rating  modern romance series TV5’s Wattpad Presents via streaming on the Viewstream app, for only P15/story.

Who wouldn't want to feel the love, be loved and share the love this most romantic time of the year? We all are. And to further ignite the love in you, TV's adaptations of popular love stories on the Wattpad site, is now made available right on your mobile phone via  the Viewstream app. You can now witness these love stories come to life,  without commercial breaks for only P15/story. 

Some of the featured stories are:

My Tag Boyfriend, starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Sam Concepcion



Mr.  Popular Meets Ms. Nobody, starring Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae Dela Cruz



DyepNi, starring Alwyn Uytingco and Jennica Gracia



Almost a Cinderella Story, starring Eula Caballero and Carl Guevara



And you need not to use your credit card to pay. All you have to do ist use your Smart Prepaid load or charge to your Smart Postpaid bill.

To learn more, visit http://smart.com.ph/viewstream

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