Sharon Cuneta Terminates Her TV5 Contract

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Megastar Sharon Cuneta announces she is no longer with TV5.

Just days after putting her sentiments online regarding her long battle against obesity which put her to so much stressed and depression, Sharon, on Friday night, made a big announcement on her Twitter @sharon_cuneta12 that she is no longer in contract with the Kapatid network.

Star Magic Ball 2014 Kapamilya Heartthrobs: Who's Wearing Who

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With the much-anticipated Star Magic Ball coming next month, few of Kapamilya heartthrobs let the public take a peek of the one-of-a kind suits and tuxedos they'll be wearing on the grandest annual Kapamilya event.

Ever wonder what they'll be wearing? Find out in the video below:


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Liam Neeson Plays a Notorious Outlaw in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

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Undisputed blockbuster action hero Liam Neeson stars as notorious outlaw Clinch Leatherwood in Universal Pictures' new comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West” (opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on Sept 3.)

In the film, after sheep farmer Albert (Seth MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman named Anna (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband (Liam Neeson), a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

Producer Scott Stuber recalls how Neeson's casting came about: "For our ultimate foil, we sat around like little kids saying, 'I hope we can get someone like Liam Neeson. Wouldn't that be amazing?'" Turns out that they didn't have to dream. "I've been lucky enough to have worked with him before, and he was a fan of Seth's, so it was a terrific get."

Actor-writer-director Seth MacFarlane knew that Clinch was pivotal to “A Million Ways to Die in the West” because the character had to be believable. He explains that Neeson was the man for the job: "Clinch is a character that has to seem like he is in a drama for everything to work. He is a bad guy who has to be dealt with: a real situation. That's an anchor that you have to have in a comedy like this. You have to believe that the bad guy's a legitimate threat, and Liam did that masterfully."

Prior to meeting with Neeson, MacFarlane had an idea of what kind of accent he wanted Clinch to possess. The Irish-born actor had similar thoughts. MacFarlane says: "I love Liam's speaking voice, so when he came in I thought, 'God, I hope he doesn't do a Western accent.' He just has such a resonant, powerful speaking voice. The guy can read the phone book, and you sit up and take a listen."

 


Recalling his rationale for playing Clinch as a Northern Irishman, Neeson offers: "A few years ago, my kids came home from school and said, 'Dad, you're on Family Guy!' So I watch, and Seth lampooned me as Liam Neeson doing a Western, strangely enough, and what my accent would be like. So, when we agreed to do this, I said, 'I'll only do it, Seth, if I can play it in my Northern Irish accent...as homage to Family Guy.' So he agreed."

Neeson discusses how he brought his background to the story: "Clinch is a classic baddie in the Western tradition; he's a gunslinger. I'm from the north of Ireland originally, and I've made him very pure and broad Northern Irish. I imagine his real name was probably Trevor McBraid, but he changed his name to Clinch Leatherwood when he came to the Wild West."

The performer found working with MacFarlane to be an enjoyable experience, commending: "Seth's quite a remarkable Renaissance young man. He's always up and breezy, and open to suggestions and ideas. If he doesn't like them, he'll say so, and if he does then he'll incorporate them. He's very acute at giving you a note. If a beat isn't working in a scene, he'll change a line or suggest something for you to try."

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Philippines Top 50 Richest 2014

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Manila, Philippines - Forbes magazine has released its list of the 50 richest Filipinos for 2014.

According to the latest Forbes Philippines rich list, the country's 50 wealthiest are worth a combined $74 billion, up 12% from $65.8 billion in 2013.

Here's the list of the richest Filipinos and their estimated net worth:

1. Henry Sy; US$12.7 billion (SM Prime Holdings)
2. Lucio Tan; $6.1 billion (LT Group)
3. Enrique Razon Jr.; $5.2 billion (International Container Terminal Services Inc.)
4. Andrew Tan; $5.1 billion (Alliance Global)
5. John Gokongwei Jr.; $4.9 billion (JG Summit Holdings)
6. David Consunji; $3.9 billion (DMCI Holdings)
7. George Ty; $3.7 billion (Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.)
8. Aboitiz Family; $3.6 billion (Aboitiz Equity Ventures)
9. Jaime Zobel de Ayala & family; $3.4 billion (Ayala Corp.)
10. Tony Tan Caktiong; $2 billion (Jollibee Foods Corp.)
11. Robert Coyiuto Jr., $1.8 billion (National Grid)
12. Lucio & Susan Co, $1.7 billion (Puregold Price Club)
13. Yap family, $1.475 billion (Philtrust Bank)
14. Manuel Villar, $1.460 billion (Starmalls; Vista Land & Landscapes)
15. Inigo & Mercedes Zobel,$1.2 billion (Ayala Corp.)
16. Alfredo Yao, $1 billion (Macay Holdings; Zest-O)
17. Andrew Gotianun $955 million (Filinvest Development)
18. Vivian Que Azcona $935 million (Mercury Drug)
19. Eduardo Cojuangco $870 million (San Miguel Corp.)
20. Beatrice Campos $825 million (Unilab)
21. Po family $770 million (Century Canning)
22. Oscar Lopez $700 million (Lopez Holdings)
23. Alfonso Yuchengco $685 million (Rizal Commercial Bank Corp.)
24. Roberto Ongpin $680 million (Alphaland)
25. Betty Ang $670 million (Monde Nissin)
26. Dean Lao $625 million (D&L Industries)
27. Manuel Zamora $620 million (Nickel Asia)
28. Carlos Chan $550 million (Liwayway)
29. Jorge Araneta $510 million (Araneta Complex)
30. Mariano Tan Jr. $445 million (Unilab)
31. Edgar Sia $390 million (DoubleDragon)
32. Ramon Ang $380 million (San Miguel Corp.)
33. Michael Romero $375 million (Harbour Centre Port)
34. Concepcion Family $320 million (Concepcion Industrial)
35. Philip Ang $315 million (Nickel Asia)
36. Frederick Dy $310 million (Security Bank)
37. Luis Virata $300 million (Nickel Asia)
38. Alfredo Ramos $260 million (Atlas Consolidated Resources)
39. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu Jr. $255 million (Alaska Milk Corp.)
40. Tomas Alcantara $250 million (Alsons Consolidated Resources)
41. Jose Antonio $240 million (Century Properties)
42. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. $235 million (Rustan’s)
43. Jacinto Ng $230 million (Asia United Bank)
44. Gilberto Duavit $200 million (GMA Network)
45. Menardo Jimenez $195 million (GMA Network)
46. Eric Recto $190 million (Alphaland)
47. Walter Brown $183 million (Atok-Big Wedge)
48. Felipe Gozon $182 million (GMA Network)
49. P.J. Lhuillier $180 million (Cebuana Lhuillier)
50. Juliette Romualdez $170 million (Banco de Oro; Benguet)

Forbes said the minimum amount required to make this year's list was $170 million, up from $105 million last year.

The list was compiled using shareholding and financial information obtained from the families and individuals, stock exchanges, analysts and other sources. Net worths are based on stock prices and exchange rates as of close of markets on August 18.

The complete list is available at www.forbes.com/philippines as well as in the latest issue of Forbes Asia.

MTRCB Cites Vice Ganda, ABS-CBN Concerning the Insulting Words, Scenes on GGV and It's Showtime

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Manila, Philippines - The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has ordered ABS-CBN to undergo "remedial and self-regulatory measures" for three months after it received complaints against two programs hosted by comedian Vice Ganda.

The regulatory agency said the complaints were in relation to insulting scenes and words with double meaning on both the noontime program "It's Showtime" and the late-night talk show "Gandang Gabi Vice."

In connection with this, the MTRCB has ordered ABS-CBN to no longer accommodate minors in the audience of "Gandang Gabi Vice," which airs taped episodes on Sundays.

The MTRCB also recommended that Vice Ganda, whose real name is Jose Marie Viceral, and the staff of both programs should undergo a seminar about audience and child sensitivity.

ABS-CBN, which assured MTRCB of its cooperation for the benefit of its audience, is set to submit its self-regulatory recommendations on September 1.

The MTRCB earlier had Vice Ganda and ABS-CBN staff attend a dialogue with the Ateneo Human Rights Center and the National Counfil for Children's Television.

Alex Gonzaga Beats Bea Alonzo in Primetime TV Standing

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"Pure Love", the local adaptation of the Korean drama "49 Days", hit a new milestone in nationwide viewership early this week, producer ABS-CBN said.

The Primetime Bida series starring Alex Gonzaga registered a national TV rating of 23.5% last Tuesday, according to Kantar Media. Its competing program, on the other hand, only got 10% audience share on the same day.

The August 26 viewership of "Pure Love" was its highest since it debuted last July 7, according to ABS-CBN in a press statement on Thursday.

The number also ranked it fourth in the list of the most watched programs in the Philippines for the day, trailing "TV Patrol", "Hawak Kamay" and "Ikaw Lamang", in that order.




"Pure Love" centers on optimistic bride-to-be Diane (Gonzaga), who ends up comatose after a car accident. In her state of coma, Diane is told by the mysterious "Scheduler" (Matt Evans) that it is not yet her time to die, and that she will wake up again if she fulfills her mission - to gather three teardrops shed out of pure love by three people within the next 40 days.

Diane possesses the body of Ysabel (Yen Santos), a depressed woman whose attempt to kill herself triggered the car accident, in order to carry out her task.

The original SBS series aired on ABS-CBN in 2011, the same year it premiered in South Korea. In this version, Diane (originally Ji-Hyun) had 49 days to fulfill her mission, hence its title.

"Pure Love", which is under the direction of Veronica Velasco and Mikey del Rosario, also stars John Arcilla, Sunshine Cruz, Arjo Atayde, Yam Concepcion, Anna Luna, and Joseph Marco.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wedding Details, Photos

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Hollywood's most-admired couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married via civil rights in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval in Southeastern France on Saturday, August 23, following a two-year engagement.

The power couple's six children took part in the ceremony, according to a statement provided by publicist Martin Torres on Thursday.

Jolie, 39, was escorted up the aisle by her eldest son Maddox, 13, while Pax, 10. Zahara, 9,  and Vivienne, 6, threw petals. Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, were the ring bearers.

The private ceremony was also attended by only a small number of friends and family.
 



Jolie and Pitt, who had said they hoped to wed once same-sex marriage was legal throughout the United States, were married under California law by a judge who traveled to France for the ceremony.

Jolie's father, actor Jon Voight, told U.S. TV entertainment program "Inside Edition," "That's nice," when informed about his daughter's wedding. Jolie and Voight were estranged for years but have reconciled.

The "Brangelina" couple announced their engagement in April 2012, seven years after their relationship caught fire on the set of 2005 film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."

Pitt, 50, has said they considered marriage because it meant a lot to their children.

It is the third marriage for Jolie who was previously married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Pitt, however, is divorced from actress Jennifer Aniston.

The couple met and began dating in 2005 while working on the action film Mr & Mrs Smith.

Video: Pinay Singing Group Wows Korean Stars in Superstar K6

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Siblings Mylene, Irene, Celina and Almira, collectively known as the Gollayan Sisters from Santiago City, Isabela conquers Korea.

There is no stopping a singing group who once conquered the hearts of the "madlang people" when they won the grand prize on the noontime show, It's Showtime back in 2012. After representing the Philippines and brought home the title of Senior Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in the US, they are set to conquer South Korea when they made it to the audition of Superstar K6, a reality talent show contest in Korea.

"When we were little we were just watching videos of KPop. After school, we go straight to the house and form our dances, form our vocals by our own. We thought this was just our bonding moment," the group said in a video interview on their flight to South Korea.

Now called MICA, which stands for the first letters of their names, the siblings described themselves as KPop and Korean drama fanatics.

Their favorite performer is Korean-American singer Ailee, who happened to one of the judges in the competition.

"For us she's like the Beyonce of Korea. We idolize her. We didn't know that she's one of the judges. We've been watching her videos on YouTube and now were here," the sisters said.

They performed one of Ailee's hits to the delight of the Korean singer.





"I'm really impressed that you guys harmonized everything. Had everything on point, it really, really moved me. By far the most amazing rendition I've ever heard. Thank you so much," Ailee said.

Aside from Ailee’s song, the group also performed their rendition of ‘Let It Go’ from the popular Disney movie Frozen.





The sisters said joining Superstar K is not a joke for them.

"It's like a very huge competition in Asia. Being part of this is like a dream come true. we can share our talents to the whole world," they said.

Promo: Win Gold Tickets to 'One Direction: On The Road Again' Manila Concert

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Smart, the country's largest network, is giving away Gold tickets to One Direction’s concert: On the Road Again Tour.

Open to all Smart Prepaid subscriber. To join:

1. Register for free by texting REG and send to 316.

2. Load up/subscribe to a Smart Prepaid promo to earn a raffle entry.

For more details, you may visit: http://www1.smart.com.ph/prepaid/add-ons/one-direction

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Hi-5 Returns to Manila with Its Biggest Concert Called “Hi-5 House Hits!”

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After 2 sold out shows, Hi-5 Operations and Vivre Fort Entertainment is proud to bring back Hi-5 in Manila with a brand new live stage show entitled “Hi-5 House Hits!”. Presented by HSBC and Magnolia Chocolait, Hi-5 House Hits! will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila from December 19 to 21, 2014, with 8 performances currently on sale.

Hi-5 is a world renowned Children’s Television Program & Pop Music Group. It’s for today’s media-literate children between 1-8 years old. It’s a vibrant mix of stories, investigations, imagination and adventure, inviting children to actively share the excitement of exploring the world through movement, lots of catchy music and laughter. In the Philippines, Hi-5 airs everyday on Disney Junior.

Hi-5 House Hits! features all of Hi-5's favorite and best loved songs for kids to sing and dance to. These songs have been chosen by some very special people...the Hi-5 audience! Fans were asked what their favorite Hi-5 hits are and these songs were put all together to create a sing-a-long, dance-a-long concert that the whole family can join in with.

Kids will learn how to do the coolest Hi-5 dance moves and every song has special interactive elements which make the audience the stars of the show! From big classic hits like L.O.V.E and Making Music with the whole Hi-5 gang to sweet solos, duets and trios from Mary, Stevie, Dayen, Ainsley and newest member Tanika. Of course Chats and Jup Jup will be joining in on the fun and plenty of other surprises!

 


Tickets for Hi-5 House Hits! are available in all TicketWorld outlets and at Resorts World Manila Box Office. Use your HSBC Credit Card or Debit Card and SAVE 10% on tickets. For more information, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 891 9999. Only limited seats are now available so make sure to get your tickets now.

See you at Hi-5 House Hits!- a show where YOU become the star!

Hayden Kho "Face The People" Tell-All Interview Airs August 29 on TV5

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High-profile doctor Hayden Kho who got famous for the private video scandals that shook the nation gives an exclusive tell-all on TV5's social reality talk show Face The People this Friday (August 29).

People first took notice of him as a promising young cosmetic surgeon known to be in a relationship with celebrity doctor Vicki Belo and part of her clinic, the Belo Medical Group.

Hayden's world took an unexpected turn after a series of private video scandals involving him and numerous partners surfaced. On his exclusive tell-all on Face The People, Hayden is almost in-tears as he confess on the many things that he's been through: his drug dependence for almost seven years, abandonment of people we once called friends, and his two failed attempts to end his life.

He also shares how Dr. Vicki Belo has been generous in helping him go through his ordeals. Vicki, whom Hayden admits as "the woman who loved me [Hayden] the most" has been instrumental to his renewal. It was also Belo who announced that Hayden got his license back.

But not everyone is convinced by Hayden's change of heart. For entertainment columnists Ismaelli Favatini and Ruel Villacorta, it would be very difficult for Hayden to get back the trust of the people especially because Hayden was the first celebrity who got involved in a private video scandal. They also speculate that Hayden's issue became controversial because people who envied the doctor took the opportunity to bring him down.

Meanwhile, Hayden's long time friend Dr. Karen Lipana testifies that Hayden is now a changed man. Knowing Hayden since their medical school years in UST, Dra. Karen claims that the controversial doctor is different from the man he knew before and has fully committed himself to living the word of God.

Will the people accept Hayden again? Or will it take more time for them to give him a second chance? Find out this Friday, 10:15AM on Face The People before Let's Ask Pilipinas on TV5.

Video: Never Let Go (Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko English Version) Yeng Constantino feat. David Dimuzio

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American singer-songwriter David DiMuzio performs "Never Let Go" with Philippines' famous singer-songwriter-concert performer Yeng Constantino.

The song which melody came from Sharon Cuneta's hit song "Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko" is included in DiMuzio's album REIMAGINED which features his original English versions of 6 classic Filipino songs such as Hanggang (Always), Kung Ako Nalang Sana, Hinahanap-Hanap Kita, et. al.

Watch below:


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Jane Oineza, Joshua Garcia and Loisa Andalio Love Triangle to be Featured in New ABS-CBN Teleserye

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Pinoy Big Brother 3rd Big Placer Jane Oineza will finally star in her own soap opera.

During her live guesting in Aquino and Abunda Tonight on Wednesday, Jane confirmed that she will soon star in a Kapamilya series which will feature a love triangle between her and fellow PBB housemates Joshua Garcia and Loisa Andalio.


The series which will air soon also stars Vina Morales and Denise Laurel.

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CINE TOTOO Film Festival 2014 Opens in SM and Trinoma Cinemas from September 24 – September 30

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GMA News TV launches the inaugural edition of "CINE TOTOO: Philippine International Documentary Film Festival" in theaters this September 24 to 30.  Audiences will be treated to an impressive line-up of documentaries, produced by 11 independent filmmakers from all over the country. 
 


Carla Ocampo’s documentary “Walang Rape sa Bontok” tackles the story of two Filipinas who were both victims of sexual abuse as they search for a utopia where women can live without being sexually violated.
 


Rafael Froilan’s “Mananayaw” documents the remarkable perseverance and passion of this generation of Filipino male ballet dancers as they take the center stage.

 

In “Gitaristang Hindi Marunong Mag-skala,” Sigfried Barros-Sanchez tells the story of Nitoy Adriano–former lead guitarist of The Jerks and probably one of the most underrated yet talented lead guitarists in the Philippines.

 

Richard Legaspi’s “Ang Walang Kapagurang Paglalakbay ng Pulang Maleta” is an experimental documentary that showcases the remarkable stories of inspiration in a close-knit Filipino community in the town of Biella, Italy.

 

In “Gusto Nang Umuwi ni Joy,” Jan Tristan Pandy presents an intimate look into the life of an undocumented Filipina in the UK as she tries to secure legal status so she can finally return home to visit her family.

 

Ferdinand Balanag’s “Agbalbalitok” tells the harrowing tale of ordinary Filipinos working in a perilous, rundown small scale gold mine in Benguet.

 

“A Trip to Haifa” is a personal documentary that follows openly gay filmmaker Nawruz Paguidopon as he joins his family on a journey to Haifa, Israel for a conservative religious pilgrimage.
 

Charliebebs Gohetia’s “Kung Giunsa Pagbuhat ang Bisayang Chopsuey” follows the struggles of a team of Tchoukball players in Davao City as they prepare for a tournament abroad.

 

Nef Luczon’s “Migkahi E Si Amey Te, ‘Uli Ki Pad…’” shows how a tribal community in Bukidnon addresses the issue of succession after the death of their chieftain.

 

In “Marciano”, Ivy Universe Baldoza builds a compelling portrait of a gay OFW who lived in Paris for 25 years and died there alone. The narrative is built around found stories of relatives, acquaintances and even strangers – and everything that happened in Marciano’s life is soon forged together by collective memory.



Keith Sicat’s “Komikero Chronicles” charts the evolution of the art of Filipino komiks, and showcases how this art form that was once belittled and taken for granted has given Filipinos of all ages a legacy they can be proud of.


We are excited to share the films of this talented batch of filmmakers. They each offer a unique and interesting insight into the contemporary Filipino experience,” says CINE TOTOO Festival Director Joseph Israel Laban.

The 11 documentaries will be screened in competition from September 24 – September 30 in SM Megamall, SM Manila, and Trinoma Cinemas. 

CINE TOTOO is a special project of GMA News TV Channel 11. For updates about CINE TOTOO, follow the festival's  Facebook (www.facebook.com/cinetotoo) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/cinetotoo) accounts.

Tom Cruise Returns for “Mission: Impossible” Fifth Franchise

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Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography has commenced on the fifth installment in the blockbuster “Mission: Impossible” franchise. The new film will shoot in Vienna, Morocco and London.

Christopher McQuarrie will direct from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Christopher McQuarrie and Will Staples. The film is produced by Tom Cruise through Tom Cruise Productions and J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk through Bad Robot. Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will serve as executive producers.

The film stars Tom Cruise reprising the iconic role of Ethan Hunt, who was first introduced to moviegoers in 1996. Returning to the franchise will be Simon Pegg as Benji, Jeremy Renner as Brandt and Ving Rhames as Luther. Joining the cast will be Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson.
The 4th installment in the globally successful franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” earned nearly $700 million worldwide and became Cruise’s highest grossing film to date in his storied career.

The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has earned more than $2 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful franchises in movie history.

The fifth“Mission: Impossible” film will be distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Kapamilya Stars and News Personalities Lead 2014 EdukCircle Winners

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Manila, Philippines – ABS-CBN dominated yet again another award-giving body, the 2014 EdukCircle Awards as its outstanding celebrities and programs which can be seen worldwide via The Filipino Channel (TFC) were recognized, with Vice Ganda leading all the EdukCircle winners.

The “It’s Showtime” host was the most-awarded personality, having been named Best Talk Show Host, Best TV Comedian, and Most Influential Film Celebrity.

The Philippines’ top-rated master teleserye “Ikaw Lamang’s” stars Kim Chiu and Coco Martin were also among the personalities recognized with Chiu winning the Most Influential Film Actress award for her film, “Bride For Rent” and Martin the Best TV Drama Actor award for his previous titular role in the fantaserye, “Juan dela Cruz.”  This also marks Martin’s fourth consecutive year win in the EdukCircle Awards.

Chiu’s leading man in “Bride For Rent,” Xian Lim was also awarded as the Most Influential Film Actor.  Real-life celebrity couple, Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano were also given huge nods as Best TV Drama Actress and Best Game Show Host, respectively while on-screen lovebirds Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were named Most Influential Teen Actress and Actor for their KathNiel team-up.

 


Veteran news anchors, Ted Failon was named Best Male Newscaster for TV Patrol while Tina Monzon-Palma was awarded the Most Outstanding Journalist in Public Service for her selfless role in ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya foundation (now ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.).  Alvin Elchico and Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo of the public service program “Salamat DOK” were also recognized as the Best Health Show Hosts.

 






Kris Aquino, John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo, Carmina Villaroel and family, Richard Yap, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, and Bimby Yap completed the Kapamilya stars honored with the Most Influential trophies during the awarding ceremony.

The 2014 EdukCircle Awards is on its fourth year of recognizing media practitioners, both in the entertainment and news industry.  The awards are voted upon and affirmed by the organization composed of deans and students of participating universities all over the Philippines.  

All award-winning ABS-CBN stars mentioned are also seen worldwide via TFC’s internet protocol television (IPTV), satellite, cable, mobile, and online (TFC.tv) platforms.  

For more updates, connect with fellow Filipinos worldwide, visit www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC or follow @KapamilyaTFC on twitter and instagram.  (With additional reports from abs-cbnnews.com)

Live Stream: Gilas Pilipinas vs. Dominican Republic at FIBA World Cup 2014

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Before its much-awaited battle against Croatia on FIBA World Cup 2014 campaign on August 30 (and Greece on August 31, Argentina on September 1, Puerto Rico on September 3, and Senegal on September 4), Gilas Pilipinas had a tight contest versus Dominican Republic, 86-79, on Monday in Guadalajara, Spain. Watch below: 
Live Stream: Gilas Pilipinas vs. Dominican Republic


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Video: Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero Surprise Engagement

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Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero Surprise Engagement Video:


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James Reid and Nadine Lustre Sign Exclusive Contract with ABS-CBN

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After their highly successful team-up in the movie "Diary Ng Panget," and "Talk Back and You're Dead," James Reid and Nadine Lustre or JaDine to their fans signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN on Tuesday afternoon.




Their love team will be featured in an upcoming Kapamilya primetime soap. Asked if their ready to compete with the KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) love team, "Hindi naman po kami nakikipag-kumpetensiya. It's natural to compare but it's good for us they are the biggest love team, KathNiel,. And we're more than willing to work with them." they said.

JaDine confirmed that they will be doing several projects with ABS-CBN, including a TV series, as well as albums.

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66th Emmy Primetime Awards 2014 Winners

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Here are the winners at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards as announced on Monday night, August 25 (U.S. time) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series — Julianna Margulies

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series — Bryan Cranston

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series — Anna Gunn

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series — Aaron Paul

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series — Allison Janney

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series — Joe Morton

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series — Jim Parsons

Outstanding Drama Series — “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series — “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series — “True Detective”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series — Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series — Allison Janney

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series — Ty Burrell

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series — Uzo Aduba

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series — Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series — “Louie”

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series — “Modern Family”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie — Jessica Lange

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie — Benedict Cumberbatch

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special — “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special — “Fargo”

Outstanding Choreography — “So You Think You Can Dance”

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program — Jane Lynch

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series — “The Colbert Report”

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series — “Saturday Night Live”

'Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno' Leads PH Box-Offfice with P42.61-Million 5 Days Ticket Sales

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Manila, Philippines - Legendary samurai Kenshin Himura returned to a fiery, red-hot welcome as Warner Bros.' sword-fight epic “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” topped the Philippine box-office with an infernal P42.6-million in five days (Aug 20-24). This was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc. which locally distributed the film.

“Kyoto Inferno's” smash opening figure has already surpassed the entire lifetime gross of the first “Rurouni Kenshin” which earned P40.4-M in its overall run 2012. The record for All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend for a Japanese film was also captured by “Kyoto Inferno” from its predecessor.

This is a phenomenal bow for `Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,' one that surely exceeded even our aggressive estimates,” says Soliven. “We'd like to thank the loyal fans of the franchise for their unwavering support and offer our congratulations to director Keishi Otomo and the cast led by Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki. The aforementioned talents graciously helped promote the film when they visited here for the Asian Premiere three weeks ago. We have no doubt that their visit enabled us to launch the film in the best way possible.”

Indeed, the unprecedented Asian Premiere of “Kyoto Inferno” in Manila generated a firestorm of goodwill among fans and industry stakeholders, not to mention invaluable media presence. The result is an unbelievable first-day gross of P7.34-M last August 20. The fans have clearly spoken, and on the second day, the film collected over P10-M in ticket sales. Boosted by unanimous rave reviews from critics and excellent word-of-mouth, the film was on its way to a sensational opening weekend.
Posting the biggest receipts was SM Megamall with P2.39-M over five days, while Trinoma was second with P2.16-M, and SM Cebu at third with P1.62-M.

 


In the Top Ten Theaters are SM Mall of Asia (P1.57-M), Glorietta 4 (P1.41-M), SM North EDSA (P1.38-M), Ayala Cebu (P1.30-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.23-M), Eastwood (P 866,850) and Gateway (P 864,056).

Completing the Top Twenty are Alabang Town Center (P 841,091), Greenhills (P 774,768), Shangri-la (P 743,634), Power Plant (P 717,510), SM Aura (P 655,044), Centrio Cagayan de Oro (P 643,260), Robinsons Ermita (P 617,200), Robinsons Magnolia (P 608,664), Bonifacio High Street (P 597,550) and Market! Market! (P 579,084).

Based on the Kyoto arc of the popular manga series written & illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequels follow the story of Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh), a legendary swordsman in the wars accompanying the turbulent fall of Japan's Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as 'Battosai the Killer', he has adopted a peaceful life since the arrival of the 'new age'.
But Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), the 'Shadow Killer' and successor to Kenshin's position as the deadly assassin, has since then been scheming in the Kyoto underworld, raising an army of disaffected former samurais with the aim of overthrowing the new regime.

Agreeing to a request by the new government to defeat Shishio, Kenshin leaves his beloved ones in Tokyo and sets out for Kyoto. He and Shishio are a match in skill and in wits, but their aims are opposite. Can Kenshin preserve the nation without breaking his vow that he will kill no more...?

The films also star Emi Takei (Kaoru Kamiya), Munetaka Aoki (Sanosuke Sagara), Kaito Oyagi (Yahiko Myojin), Yu Aoi (Megumi Takani), Yosuke Eguchi (Hajime Saito), Min Tanaka (Nenji Kashiwazaki), Tao Tsuchiya (Misao Makimachi), Ryunosuke Kamiki (Soujiro Seta), Maryjun Takahashi (Yumi Komagata) and Tatsuya Fujiwara (Makoto Shishio).

The first sequel, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” is now playing across the Philippines, while “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends”opens on September 24, 2014. Both films are distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Finally It Happens! WD My Cloud, The Smartest Way to Back-up Your Data

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The WD My Cloud network storage gives you your own personal cloud space making it easy for you to back up and access your files from anywhere.

Advantages

·        Sleek, simple and very nice design

·        Access files no matter where you are from a variety of devices

·        Useful Apps 

·        Easy one-click, plug and play setup

·        Big 2TB storage capacity

·        Reasonable Price


Key features

·        Dual-Core processor

·        Gigabit Ethernet

·        USB 3.0 expansion port

·        PC/Mac compatible

·        DLNA  1.5 & UPnP  certified

·        Free mobile apps

·        Free desktop file management app

·        Web-based setup UI

·        Control dashboard

·        ITunes  server support

·        Automatic device discovery

·        128-bit EAS encryption for cloud

 


For the new breed of online publishers and bloggers, content is KING, as readers constantly expect new content and lots of photos and videos of the day’s events - as fast and as comprehensive as possible.

Unlike traditional media, however, which are often composed of several team members, bloggers mostly work alone and have to shoot, edit, and upload their photos and stories on their sites and share it on their social media networks by themselves.

As such storage can be often be a problem especially during multiple events, or out of town coverages, when you cannot risk bringing your hard drive, or when you need to access some files from your home computer. Bringing a lot of wires and moving around your photos from camera or mobile phone to your tablet or PC or vice versa can also be quite inconvenient.

Everybody has been talking about the Cloud as a great solution, but there will always be security concerns for those who value their privacy.

This is where WD’s new My Cloud Drives come in.  The My Cloud is a smart new way of backing up your data as it blends the ability of having a drive you can access anywhere--while giving you the peace of mind knowing that your data is still in your home/office and not in some far flung unknown location.

The My Cloud utilizes a Network-attached storage (NAS) system - a file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to a group of users. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialized for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements.

The use of NAS devices have gained popularity over the last few years as a convenient method of sharing files among multiple gadgets. Compared to file servers, NAS provides faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.

WD's My Cloud NAS box delivers all the convenience of a cloud-storage service in a device that's completely in your control. It’s a hard drive that connects to your home network, so you control the security and lets you create user accounts with passwords to allow family, friends, and colleagues to access specific folders, if you need to share information (or media) and do some collaborative work. You can also transfer files between the My Cloud and cloud-storage services, such as Dropbox.

The WD My Cloud has a very solid build, it may be made of plastic but it’s not made of some flimsy thin material that looks like it would easily crack with a bit of pressure and bumps. The My Cloud has its own dual-core processor and Wi-Fi card that breathes easily through its vents on the top and back so you don’t have to worry about it heating up.

Located at the back the drive are the basic ports such as a 12-volt power connector, an Ethernet port and a USB 3.0 port that can host a digital camera for direct file transfers. You can also connect a stand-alone USB hard drive into this port to further expand the My Cloud’s 2TB storage capacity.

Installing the My Cloud is just as simple as long as you have a fair amount of computer knowledge such as knowing how to plug ports. So you don’t have to worry about any complicated setups.

Besides supporting PC and Mac, the My Cloud also offers mobile apps for Android and iOS operating systems, which helps solve another problem heavy content users face: data fragmentation caused by having stored files on multiple devices. Just install the apps onto your smartphones and tablets, and send all your media files easily over the Internet to your My Cloud.

Beyond just backing up your files services, My Cloud can likewise stream media to various entertainment systems in your home that also support DLNA or iTunes.

As a precaution My Cloud has a “safepoints” feature -- a snapshot of the drive that can be stored on another storage device on your network or on a drive attached to the My Cloud's USB port in case something fails. It lets you can recover all your data as well as the backups of your client PCs and Macs from the safepoint on a healthy drive. You can also set up these safepoints at specified intervals and your My Cloud will automatically create new ones for you.

Overall, the My Cloud is a solid investment for those who live a very content-heavy lifestyle. It lets you save and access your files from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and gives you a LOT of storage space without the monthly subscription fees.

 


Get your own WD My Cloud and share your Personal Cloud experience by answering the question “How does WD My Cloud improve your digital life?” and get the chance to win the WD Grand Package, which includes a My Passport Pro (2TB) My Passport AV-TV (1TB) and a My Cloud Mirror (4TB). The first 200 entries instantly win a limited edition WD Jersey padlock.  Log on to www.WD-mycloud.com for more information.

WD My Cloud products are distributed by Iontech, Inc. and EA Global Supply Chain Solutions Inc and available in all authorized retailers nationwide.

Archer Gabriel Luis Moreno Wins First Olympic Gold for the Philippines

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It was an exciting Sunday afternoon for Philippine sports as Gabriel Luis Moreno gave his best performance in archery to win the gold medal in the Mixed International Team Event at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

TV5 aired the live coverage of the historic event yesterday before the broadcast of the PBA Rookie Draft.

Moreno was working in tandem with Chinese archer Li Jiaman against the tandem of Muhammad Zoklepeli of Malaysia and Cynthia Freywald. Moreno and Li swept the three sets in the gold medal round (38-37, 38-35, 37-33) with the Moreno making the winning hit to claim the Philippine's first Olympic gold.

Gabriel Luis Moreno, 16 years old, is the grandchild of actor and television host German “Kuya Germs” Moreno. He was also one of the early entries to the Youth Olympic Games.

TV5 will replay Moreno’s events today starting at 1:30pm.

TV5, the official Philippine Olympic network, has been giving the comprehensive coverage of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games that started last August 16. The Kapatid network also brought the coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games that featured figure skater Michael Martinez capturing the hearts of Filipinos.

Growing Number of Filipina Women Pledge to Become a Better Version of Themselves the SANGOBION Way

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Sangobion  recently challenged women to make a pledge to “love themselves” from time to time so they can give more love to others. Through the social media promo, a lot of women submitted their own pledges and made a promise to become a better version of themselves and take Sangobion multivitamins everyday.

The demands of modern life often make women feel pressured both at home and at work – making it easy for women to neglect themselves. That’s why last May, multivitamin brand Sangobion launched the #GoLoveLife campaign to show women the value of taking care of oneself despite their busy schedule as a full-time homemaker, not to mention that some of them has a full-time job to attend to.

And on August 16, 2014, at the Grand Ballroom of Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, the winners were treated to a beauty day courtesy of Shu Uemura and Blo Blow Dry Bar. Forty lucky ladies had their hair and make-up done by expert stylists, and also got to take home gifts from Shu Uemura.  It was a fun afternoon of beauty and pampering, as guests also got treated to snacks. While Sangobion helped them stay healthy on the inside, Shu Uemura and Blo helped the lovely ladies look as good as they feel.


 
 


The event was spearheaded by Sangobion brand ambassadors Kelly Misa, Jenni Epperson and Cheska Garcia-Kramer, three women who wear various hats at home and at work to nurture their families. The three talked about being a Sangobion women and the importance of having a “me time” every now and then specially for busy moms who juggles being a homemaker with their full time job.




A medical doctor demonstrated the components of Sangobion and how it fights signs of iron deficiency like fatigue, paleness, dizziness, and lack of focus and concentration which women experience when they neglect themselves.


Unlike other iron supplements, Sangobion has Ferrous Gluconate, an organic iron, which is absorbed better by the body to help fight the signs of iron deficiency such as paleness, fatigue, dizziness, and lack of focus and concentration. Each capsule is chocolate-scented that leaves no iron after-taste.  Sangobion also contains essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Manganese to build healthy red blood cells and immune system. It also contains sorbitol which acts as an anti-constipation agent that generally occurs in iron supplementation.  Taking Sangobion everyday can help you boost your iron, so that you can look and be at your best.
Sangobion is also partnering with other establishments to treat women to pocket makeover sessions and a shopping spree with a brand ambassador.

To get updated with these special #GoLoveLife events, follow Sangobion’s Go Love Life campaign on Facebook: www.fb.com/SangobionGoLoveLife and visit their website www.sangobion.ph.

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