RAMIELE MALUBAY Makes It To Top 24 of American Idol Season 7

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It’s confirmed! Our very own Ramiele Malubay, the shortest contestant, made it to the Top 24 of American Idol season 7. Ramiele is the fifth pinoy to make it to the final cut after Jasmine Trias and Camile Velasco in season 3, Jose Penala in season 5 and AJ Tabaldo in season 6.


Check out the confirmed list and photos of this year’s Top 24 of American Idol:



The Top 12 Girls:

1. Carly Smithson
2. Amanda Overmyer
3. Kristy Lee Cook
4. Brooke White
5. Alexandréa Lushington
6. Ramiele Malubay
7. Syesha Mercado
8. Kady Malloy
9. Amy Davis
10. Alaina Whitaker
11. Asia’h Epperson
12. JoAnne Borgella




The Top 12 Guys

1. David Cook
2. David Archuleta
3. Danny Noriega
4. Jason Castro
5. Luke Menard
6. Michael Johns
7. Garret Haley
8. Jason Yeager
9. Robbie Carrico
10. Chikezie Eze
11. David Hernandez
12. Colton Berry




Top-24
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Article Source: starmometerdotcom



Filth and Wisdom Directed by MADONNA

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Having been panned for most of her efforts in front of the camera, pop icon Madonna makes her debut in the director's chair Wednesday at the Berlin Film Festival.

Critics have already begun sharpening their pencils at the prospect of "Filth and Wisdom" which revolves around a Ukrainian immigrant who finances his dreams of rock stardom by moonlighting as a cross-dressing dominatrix, and his two female flatmates.

Madonna, who will add some welcome star power to what has been a rather lackluster Berlinale, has been less than timid about her ambitions as a filmmaker.

"I have always been inspired by the films of Godard, Visconti, Pasolini and Fellini and hope that I may one day make something that comes close to their genius," she said in a her director's statement for Wednesday's premiere.

Billed as a London-based comedy, "Filth and Wisdom" stars Eugene Hutz, the Ukrainian frontman for Gypsy punk rock band Gogol Bordello, as well as British cult star Richard E. Grant.
Madonna's own acting career got off to a promising start with a starring role in 1985's "Desperately Seeking Susan," but then went into terminal decline with her appearances in major flops like 1986's "Shanghai Surprise" alongside first husband Sean Penn.

Her last celluloid outing was in the widely derided "Swept Away" in 2002, which was directed by her current husband Guy Ritchie and involved, according to the New York Times, "a lot of swearing, a little nudity, a modicum of sex and an eternity of staring at your watch".

In "Filth and Wisdom," Hutz plays "AK" a self-proclaimed philosopher and poet, whose sideline career sees him assume characters ranging from a Marine drill instructor to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher -- depending on the tastes of his clients.

Grant plays a blind professor and frustrated writer who lives in the same building.

"I have always admired the art of filmmaking and the ability to tell a good story," Madonna said in her program notes. "After almost three decades of being in front of a camera, I decided to put my money where my mouth is."

The Material Girl not only directs, but also co-wrote the screenplay and acted as executive producer.

"'Filth and Wisdom was essentially my way of putting myself through film school," she said.

The project began life as a short, but Madonna said it grew into a feature as she became more involved in the lives of the three main characters.

"When the film was finished, I realized that they were all aspects of me, so the whole experience was both artistic and therapeutic," she said.

Madonna's participation in the Berlinale is in keeping with the distinctly musical flavor of this year's festival, which opened last Thursday with the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's concert movie with The Rolling Stones, "Shine a Light".

The godmother of punk, Patti Smith, attended the screening of a documentary on her career, while rock veteran Neil Young presented a film about Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour.

Article Source: abscbnnewdotcom

TV RATINGS - February 11, 2008

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GMa 7 has once again demonstrated a strong program line-up on Monday, February 11. Joaquin Bordado which pilot episode gained a high percentage rating of 36.6% over 21.4% of Kung Fu Kids by ABS-CBN, made it to the day's number 3 program in the over-all rating.

Daytime:
Sis (GMA-7) - 10.6%

News Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
Flash Report ((GMA-7)- 12.3%

Game Ka Na Ba (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) - 20.2%

Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 18.0%

Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 15.5%

Pinoy Movie Hits (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 12.9%

Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
Soon Ae (GMA-7) - 11.8%
Hana Yori Dango (GMA-7) - 10.3%


Primetime:

24 Oras (GMA-7) - 27.2%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 19.8%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 36.6%

Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 21.4%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 39.8%

Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 23.3%
Marimar (GMA-7) - 43.8%

Palos (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 33.1%

Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
Kung Ako Ikaw (GMA-7) - 18.4%

Spring Waltz (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%

KC CONCEPCION, Umiyak Sa Press

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Manang-mana nga si KC Concepcion sa nanay niyang si Sharon Cuneta. Aba, tulad din ni Sharon, madali ring magpatulo ng luha si KC.


Si Sharon kasi, kapag natutuwa ng sobra, asahan mo na agad na maiiyak siya. At lalo pa kung malungkot ang kuwento, talagang hindi mo maawat ang pagbagsak ng luha mula sa kanyang mga mata.

Sa presscon ng Maalaala Mo Kaya (ni Charo Santos-Concio) para kay KC kahapon sa 9501 Restaurant ng ABS-CBN 2, sa si­mula pa lang ng tsikahan sa harap ng entertainment press ay dumaloy na agad ang mga luha sa mga mata ni KC.

“I’m very-very happy to be here for another reason. I’m so excited about this experience, about this offering, this project.

“It took me 22-years to get here, to be speaking to you about this TV debut, acting project.
“Naiiyak nga po ako… Parang hindi ko alam, naging dream come true pala siya. Ito ho ang kinalakihan ko.

“Ano ba `yan, naiiyak ako talaga,” bungad na sabi ni KC, na bagama’t pangiti-ngiti, panay naman ang tulo ng luha sa kanyang mga mata.

“Hindi ko na-experience `yung fulfillment na `to, na parang came to reality, until now. So, thank you sa ABS, kay Tita Charo, kay Direk Jerry (Sineneng) for making it happened.
“Sobrang it means a lot… Of course, may inspiration for this is really my mom (Sharon). Dinadala niya ako sa set nu’ng bata pa ako, and doon ako gumagawa ng homework ko, at doon kami nagba-bonding together.
“Hindi ko alam na malaki pala ang influence noon sa akin, in terms of the craft, and `yung napapanood ko siya, doing `yung commitment niya sa trabaho niya, and ‘yung love niya sa trabaho niya, at sa mga katrabaho niya mismo.

“So it means so much. It’s a big part of me, na hindi ko nari-realize until nagawa namin.

“Haaay. Grabe, ano ba `yan? Naiiyak talaga ako. So, thank you and sobrang excited ako to give this to you. It’s really a gift, because it’s a choice na gawin `to, and pasukin `to,” dugtong pa ni KC.

Siyempre, ipinapanood sa entertainment press ang trai­ler ng Maalaala Mo Kaya, na ipalalabas sa Biyernes, na kung saan ay gumanap nga si KC bilang isang mayamang babae, na naghirap.

Tama nga si KC, mas­yadong mahabang panahon ang pinaghintay ng mga supporters niya bago siya tuluyang makita na umaarte. Noon pa nga ay inaawitan na ang nanay niya para paartehin si KC, pero panay ‘no’ ang sagot.

Bakit nga ba napapa­yag si KC na umarte na sa harap ng kamera?

“Well, it was really the transition for me. It was the adjustment period for me, because I started in theatre.

“It was an adjustment, from stage to cameras, to the screen. So, it’s something I needed to do. So, if ever man po na gumawa ako ng film in the future, nakakahiya naman po sa magagaling na artista diyan na pumasok ako na hindi ako prepared.

“So, I wanted my first acting experience to be with Maalaala, of course, because it’s also very reputable drama anthology like you said. At masaya ako na nabigyan ako ng chance na maging part nito,” sagot ni KC.

Ikinuwento nga ni KC na para sa unang pag-arte niya sa harap ng kamera, kinailangan niyang mag-acting workshop, para mas maging epektibo siya.May mga panahon nga raw na lumalabas siya ng Channel 2 (ginagawa ang acting workshop), na para siyang luka-luka, na haggard ang itsura niya.

Eh, ikaw ba naman ang umiyak nang umiyak sa workshop, at sabunutan ang sarili mo, hindi ka ba mangangarag? Na sa totoo lang ay mukhang nakatulong ng malaki, dahil sa trailer pa lang, marami na ang pumuri sa performance ni KC, na mahusay ngang umiyak, at natural na natural ang acting.

Pero kuwento ni KC, sa unang eksena nila, nangatog nang husto ang katawan niya dahil sa nerbiyos, at sa tantiya niya ay umabot sa 3 ang takes nila.

Kuwento pa rin ni KC, na sa huling eksena na ginawa niya, na kung saan ay nakita na niyang patay si Ricky Davao (gumaganap na tatay niya sa MMK), bumigay talaga siya nang husto.

“Sa morgue pa lang, nu`ng makita ko pa lang si Tito Ricky Davao na naka-prosthetics na siya, sobrang trauma na po ako, na hanggang sa pag-uwi, nangangatog pa po ako.

“Binigay ko po talaga lahat nang mabibi­gay ko to that scene. ‘Yun ang isa sa pinakamahirap na scene,” patuloy na kuwento pa rin ni KC.

Pero siyempre, kung may isang tao na puwedeng magsalita sa kahusayan o sa kapalpakan ni KC, `yun ay ang director niyang si Jerry Sineneng.

Kuwento ni Direk Jerry, sa simula ay parang kinabahan din siya, dahil malaking tao nga si KC, na anak nina Gabby Concepcion at Sharon, na baka may masama itong ugali, o maarte at mahirap pakisamahan.

“Pero swear, totoo po, napakabait niya. It’s an honor for me to work with KC. Wala akong reklamo sa batang ito. Wala siyang ere. Wala siyang… “I want a room. I’m so tired.’ Wala siyang ganu`n, I swear. Wala siyang demands.

“Maraming artistang ganu`n, `di ba?

“Ang bilis-bilis pa niyang mag-memorize ng lines, at mabilis siyang pumik-ap. Ang sarap-sarap katrabaho ni KC. I’m so happy to be a part of her acting career history,” say na lang ni Direk Jerry.

Source: Dondon Sermino, Abante

MY BIG LOVE Ginaya lang sa Foreign Films?

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Ginaya nga lang ba sa Hollywood movie na Shallow Hal (Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow) at Sausan Namnui (Love on a Diet) ng Hong Kong superstar na si Andy Lau ang My Big Love movie nina Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby at Kristine Hermosa?

Ayon sa source, may eksaktong tema din ang mga nabanggit na Foreign Film kung saan posibleng dito din nanggaling ang idea ng Star Cinema tungkol sa My Big Love.

Well, let's wait and see kung may effect ba ang naturang intriga sa blockbuster result ng Star Cinema movie.

ANGEL LOCSIN Hindi Happy sa ABS-CBN?

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Bakit nga ba ayaw matsugi-tsugi ng balita na nagsisisi si Angel Locsin sa pag-alis niya sa GMA 7?
Ang ibig sabihin, hindi bukal sa puso ni Angel ang sinasabi nito na happy siya sa kanyang bagong bahay, ang ABS-CBN?


Hindi ko na inaalam ang nightly ratings ng Lobo dahil tiyak na wala itong pagbabago.
Pero kung aabot sa 30% ang ratings ng Lobo, ako ang unang-unang mag­susulat dahil kahit papaano, nakaabante ang show nina Angel at Piolo Pascual.

Nabasa at nabalitaan ko na hindi na naman bati si Angel at ang kanyang manager na si Becky Aguila pero wala silang reaksyon.

Maniniwala ako na magkaaway sila kung sina Angel at Becky ang mismong magkukuwento o magsasabi ng “Oo, hate namin ngayon ang isa’t isa!”

Source: Lolit Solit, PSN

REGAL FILMS Launches New Babies

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The 40 year old Regal Films is once again launching the career of their new Regal babies.

The 4 newest babies who signed their contract last February 7 at The Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City Philippines are Star Magic talent Denise Laurel of the political clan of Laurel of Batangas, 20-year-old half German model and Wave 89.1 DJ Eri Neeman , Canadian-born super male model Brent Javier and Carlos Alvares, from the famous Ermita clan of Cebu.

Among the stars whose careers began at Regal are Kris Aquino, Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez, Marian Rivera, Richard Gomez, et al.

AMY WINEHOUSE Dominates 50th Annual Grammy Awards

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Amy Winehouse dominated the Grammys on Sunday night, February 10, winning five awards and delivering a defiant performance of her autobiographical hit “Rehab”.

Wearing a sly smile as she performed for a small cabaret audience, Winehouse gave a sultry, soulful rendition of the hit that has defined her recent fall from grace. She looked just as coy as she sang the song "You Know I'm No Good" — almost reveling in the irony of her words.

But she seemed dumbfounded when she was announced as the Record of the Year winner. She was immediately enveloped by her band, then her mother and father, who have publicly worried whether Winehouse — who recently entered a drug rehabilitation center after months of erratic behavior and canceled performances — would survive her demons.

"To my mom and dad, for my Blake, my Blake incarcerated, and for London!" shouted Winehouse, referring to her incarcerated husband — another tabloid aspect of her troubled life.

In a major shocker, Winehouse lost the final award of the night, Album of the Year, to Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters."

List of Winners:
Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock.
Record of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse.
Song of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (Amy Winehouse).
New Artist: Amy Winehouse.
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson.
Pop Vocal Album: "Back to Black," Amy Winehouse.
Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse.
Male Pop Vocal Performance: "What Goes Around...Comes Around," Justin Timberlake.
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Makes Me Wonder," Maroon 5.
Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.
Pop Instrumental Album: "The Mix-Up," Beastie Boys.
Pop Instrumental Performance: "One Week Last Summer," Joni Mitchell.
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Call Me Irresponsible," Michael Buble.
Alternative Music Album: "Icky Thump," The White Stripes.
Rock Album: "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace," Foo Fighters.
Rock Song: "Radio Nowhere," Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen).
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Radio Nowhere," Bruce Springsteen.
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Icky Thump," The White Stripes.
Hard Rock Performance: "The Pretender," Foo Fighters.
Metal Performance: "Final Six," Slayer.
Rock Instrumental Performance: "Once Upon a Time in The West," Bruce Springsteen.
Rap Album: "Graduation," Kanye West.
Rap Solo Performance: "Stronger," Kanye West.
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Southside," Common, featuring Kanye West.
Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Umbrella," Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z.
Rap Song: "Good Life," Aldrin Davis, Mike Dean, Faheem Najm & Kanye West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain).
Country Album: "These Days," Vince Gill.
Country Song: "Before He Cheats," Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood).
Female Country Vocal Performance: "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood.
Male Country Vocal Performance: "Stupid Boy," Keith Urban.
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "How Long," Eagles.
Country Collaboration With Vocals: "Lost Highway," Willie Nelson & Ray Price.
Country Instrumental Performance: "Throttleneck," Brad Paisley.
R&B Album: "Funk This," Chaka Khan.
R&B Song: "No One," Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys).
Contemporary R&B Album: "Because of You," Ne-Yo.
Female R&B Vocal Performance: "No One," Alicia Keys.
Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Future Baby Mama," Prince.
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Disrespectful," Chaka Khan, featuring Mary J. Blige.
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "In My Songs," Gerald Levert.
Urban/Alternative Performance: "Daydreamin'," Lupe Fiasco, featuring Jill Scott.
Dance Recording: "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows," Justin Timberlake, Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, mixers.
Electronic/Dance Album: "We Are the Night," The Chemical Brothers.
Bluegrass Album: "The Bluegrass Diaries," Jim Lauderdale.
Traditional Blues Album: "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas," Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, Robert Lockwood Jr. & David "Honeyboy" Edwards.
Contemporary Blues Album: "The Road to Escondido," JJ Cale & Eric Clapton.
New Age Album: "Crestone," Paul Winter Consort.
Contemporary Jazz Album: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock.
Jazz Vocal Album: "Avant Gershwin," Patti Austin.
Jazz Instrumental Solo: "Anagram," Michael Brecker, soloist.
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: "Pilgrimage," Michael Brecker.
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)," Terence Blanchard.
Latin Jazz Album: "Funk Tango," Paquito D'Rivera Quintet.
Latin Pop Album: "El Tren De Los Momentos," Alejandro Sanz.
Latin Rock or Alternative Album: "No Hay Espacio," Black:Guayaba.
Latin Urban Album: "Residente O Visitante," Calle 13.
Tropical Latin Album: "La Llave De Mi Corazon," Juan Luis Guerra.
Mexican/Mexican-American Album: "100 (Percent) Mexicano," Pepe Aguilar.
Tejano Album: "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," Little Joe & La Familia.
Norteno Album: "Detalles Y Emociones," Los Tigres Del Norte.
Banda Album: "Te Va A Gustar," El Chapo.
Traditional Folk Album: "Dirt Farmer," Levon Helm.
Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: "Washington Square Serenade," Steve Earle.
Native American Music Album: "Totemic Flute Chants," Johnny Whitehorse.
Hawaiian Music Album: "Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar," Various Artists, Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers.
Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: "Live! Worldwide," Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience.
Reggae: "Mind Control," Stephen Marley.
Traditional World Music Album: "African Spirit," Soweto Gospel Choir.
Contemporary World Music Album: "Djin Djin," Angelique Kidjo.
Polka Album: "Come Share the Wine," Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra.
Gospel Performance: "Blessed & Highly Favored," The Clark Sisters; "Never Gonna Break My Faith," Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir). (Tie.)
Gospel Song: "Blessed & Highly Favored," Karen Clark-Sheard, songwriter (The Clark Sisters).
Rock or Rap Gospel Album: "Before the Daylight's Shot," Ashley Cleveland.
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "A Deeper Level," Israel and New Breed.
Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: "Salt of the Earth," Ricky Skaggs & The Whites.
Traditional Gospel Album: "Live — One Last Time," The Clark Sisters.
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: "Free to Worship," Fred Hammond.
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Love (The Beatles) George Martin & Giles Martin, producers (Apple Records/Capitol Records).
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Ratatouille," Michael Giacchino, composer.
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Love You I Do (From Dreamgirls)," Siedah Garrett & Henry Krieger, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson).
Musical Show Album: "Spring Awakening," Duncan Sheik, producer; Duncan Sheik, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele & Others).
Musical Album for Children: "A Green and Red Christmas," The Muppets.
Spoken Word: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream," Barack Obama.
Spoken Word Album for Children: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Jim Dale.
Comedy Album: "The Distant Future," Flight of the Conchords.
Instrumental Composition: "Cerulean Skies," Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider Orchestra).
Instrumental Arrangement: "In a Silent Way," Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joe Zawinul).
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," John Clayton, arranger (Queen Latifah).
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "Beauty & Crime," Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns & Jimmy Hogarth, engineers (Suzanne Vega).
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Bring the Noise (Benny Benassi Sfaction Remix)," Benny Benassi, remixer (Public Enemy).
Surround Sound: "Love," Paul Hicks, surround mix engineer; Tim Young, surround mastering engineer; George Martin & Giles Martin, surround producers (The Beatles).
Classical Album: "Tower: Made in America," Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Tim Handley, producer; Tim Handley, engineer/mixer (Nashville Symphony).
Orchestral Performance: "Tower: Made in America," Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Nashville Symphony).
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman.
Engineered Album, Classical: "Grechaninov: Passion Week," John Newton, engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale).
Opera Recording: "Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel," Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor; Rebecca Evans, Jane Henschel & Jennifer Larmore; Brian Couzens, producer (Sarah Coppen, Diana Montague & Sarah Tynan; New London Children's Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra).
Choral Performance: "Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem," Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey, chorus master (Thomas Quasthoff & Dorothea Roschmann; Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker).
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): "Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos," Bramwell Tovey, conductor; James Ehnes (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra).
Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): "Beethoven Sonatas, Vol. 3," Garrick Ohlsson.
Chamber Music Performance: "Strange Imaginary Animals," Eighth Blackbird.
Small Ensemble Performance: "Stravinsky: Apollo, Concerto in D; Prokofiev: 20 Visions Fugitives," Yuri Bashmet, conductor; Moscow Soloists.
Classical Vocal Performance: "Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs," Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (James Levine; Boston Symphony Orchestra).
Classical Contemporary Composition: "Made in America," Joan Tower (Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Nashville Symphony Orchestra).
Classical Crossover Album: "A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane," Turtle Island Quartet.
Short Form Music Video: "God's Gonna Cut You Down," Johnny Cash.
Long Form Music Video: "The Confessions Tour," Madonna.
Recording Package: "Cassadaga," Zachary Nipper, art director (Bright Eyes).
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)," Masaki Koike, art director.
Album Notes: "John Work, III: Recording Black Culture," Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer.
Historical Album: "The Live Wire — Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949," Nora Guthrie & Jorge Arevalo Mateus, compilation producers; Jamie Howarth, Steve Rosenthal, Warren Russell-Smith & Dr. Kevin Short, mastering engineers (Woody Guthrie).

Source: Nekesa Mumbi Moody , The Associated Press


WILLIE REVILLAME Declared Annulled with Liz Almoro

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Willie Revillame could not clearly describe how he feels about the annulment of his marriage with Liz Almoro.

Last Tuesday, February 5, presiding judge Elsa de Guzman of the Regional Trial Court Branch 89 of Quezon City released the decision on the annulment case filed by Floralice "Liz" Almoro. The court declared the marriage of Willie and Liz null and void on grounds of psychological incapacity on both parties.

In a taped interview with The Buzz aired yesterday, February 10, Willie's lawyer, Atty. Dexter Lacuanan, said: "Gusto ko lang din po ikumpirma that was on February 5, there was already a promulgation from the court presided by Judge Elsa de Guzman. The petition filed by Liz Almoro for the annulment of their marriage or the marriage of Liz Almoro with Mr. Willie Revillame had already been granted.

"In other words, annulled na yung kanilang kasal and I would like to say that the declaration is that marriage is considered void in the very beginning on grounds of psychological incapacity on both parties."

Willie and Liz first got married in a civil rites in Lipa City, Batangas on March 9, 2005, which was officiated by then Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos. A few months after, the two had a church wedding at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish, Forbes Park, Makati City on June 7, 2005.

MIXED EMOTIONS. "Siyempre, mixed emotions din ako, e," said Willie in an exclusive interview on The Buzz aired yesterday, February 10, about the court's decision on the annulment case filed by his former wife.

The comedian-host added, "Una, may lungkot, failure na naman, failed na naman yung marriage mo. But ganun talaga ang buhay. Marami pang mangyayari sa buhay ko, sa kanya [Liz] rin. Siya ang nag-file niyan, siya ang humingi niyan. I'm sure naman masaya na rin siya kasi yun naman ang gusto niyang mangyari.

"Anyway, sa akin siyempre may lungkot. Kumbaga, wala na naman yung pamilyang gusto kong mabuo. Mixed emotions pa ako, e. Parang ano pa ako... Hindi ko pa maintindihan kasi... Siyempre malungkot, malungkot dahil may ganyang nangyayari sa buhay mo talaga, e."

Contradicting the headline of news reports last Tuesday, February 5, Atty. Lacuanan explained that his client should not be labeled as a "free" person.

He said, "Gusto ko po sana i-correct yung impression na ‘free at last' si Willie. Kasi tama si Willie, hindi dapat i-celebrate yung konsepto na parang nakalaya siya kasi hindi naman siya ho ang nagsampa ng kaso, ng petisyon. Kung meron mang dapat na magsabi na nakalaya na, si Liz po ang nagsabi dahil siya po ang humingi ng panalangin sa korte na siya ang makalaya."

On his part, Willie said that he never expected that his former wife would request an annulment of their marriage. He said, "Hindi ko naman ine-expect yung... Kasi nung mga panahong 'yon, nag-uusap-usap pa rin kami, so nagulat lang din ako."

Willie admitted that he got disappointed when he learned that Liz has requested for an annulment of their marriage. Nevertheless, he respected her move and let the court decide on it.

He said, "It's her decision, hanggang ngayon, yun ang hinihingi niya, naibigay na sa kanya. Basta ako, hindi ako magsasalita ng ikasasama ng lahat, ng ikasasama niya [Liz] dahil siya pa rin ang nanay ng anak ko."

However, Willie is still hoping that he would still have a communication with Liz because of their two-year-old child. He said, "Magkikita at magkikita kami niyan sa mga okasyon ng bata, mag-uusap at mag-uusap kami niyan. Hindi ako nakikipagsara ng lahat tungkol sa bata."

In connection with their son Juan Emmanuel, or Juamme, Willie promised that he would give all the support that his child would need in the future. "Nandito ako at ama ako niyan. Kahit anong obligasyon ko doon sa bata, gagampanan ko 'yan. At sa kanya [Liz], magiging masaya na ako at masaya na siya."

Meanwhile, Atty. Lacuanan indirectly answered The Buzz's question about the Willie's responsibility to his kid.

Atty. Lacuanan vaguely answered, "The major thrust the litigation that transpired between the parties is one of the declaration of nullity. Sa mga incidental matters like education, custody, support, 'yan po napag-usapan po iyan. Unfortunately, some of the agreements that we have agreed upon are still bound by the rules of confidentiality. This is done to protect also the child."

DISSOLVED CASE. Aside from the annulment case, Liz also filed a criminal case against her former husband for allegedly violating the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.

On the said case, Liz claimed that, "she felt emotionally and psychologically abused when [Willie] denied her physical intimacy." Liz also had witnesses about Willie's alleged infidelity and womanizing.

However, the court favored the actor-host and dismissed the criminal case filed against him.

Atty. Lacuanan explained, "The annotation of violence against Willie allegedly committed against Liz and the child. So, ang court po, in its ultimate disposition of the case, affirmed the recommendation of the Department of Justice and also dismissed this criminal case."
On different note, Liz expressed her gratitude, through her lawyer Atty. Katrina Legarda, to people who have supported her in this case. Liz is currently busy finishing her thesis for her masters degree that is supposed to end this coming March.


Source: pepdotph

GMA 7 Upcoming TeleBabad Shows

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If you are a certified Kapuso, you will get to notice during their program intermission a teaser of their upcoming telebabad shows which the network big bosses expected to hit the highest percentage of audience share nationwide.

See program teaser below:


Upcoming GMA Shows
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Ferras' HOLLYWOOD'S NOT AMERICA Lyrics and Video

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Listen, Watch and Enjoy as American Idol Season 7 unfolds this year's Farewell song "Hollywood is Not America" by new artist Ferras.



Hollywood’s Not America
(Ferras)

Born Helena Jane with a restless soul
She moved west to California
Became a centerfold.
But once you changed your name
Where the pieces fall
Now she hardly recognize herself at all.

And there's never any rain, and you want it
A hollow little game, and you want it
Looking for a thrill but you’ve done it all.

So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home, remember Hollywood’s not America
So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home, remember Hollywood’s not America
Oh Yeah.

And everybody here go somewhere else
If you can make a million dollars
You might lose yourself
And you can take the heat
Where your heart grow cold
They say acting’s just pretending
But even that get sold.

And there's never any rain, and you want it
A hollow little game, and you want it
Looking for a thrill but you’ve done it all

So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home, remember Hollywood’s not America
So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home, remember Hollywood’s not America

And I know, what you're doin'
I know that you, you can be
Anything you want to be.

So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home, remember Hollywood’s not America
So long, put your blue jeans back on girl
Go home, remember Hollywood’s not America

Hollywood’s not America

It’s not America.

Philippine TV's Highest Rating Program of All Time

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Based on the overnight rating tabulation of AGB Nielsen Philippines in Mega Manila as of February 2008, an all time television programs who victoriously reached a 50+ ratings are a majority of produced and locally distributed shows of ABS-CBN Channel 2 with 18 entries, GMA 7 has 5 produced tv programs, RPN 9 has 3 and ABC 5 has 1 entry.
Take note that the ratings are from a single highest recorded episode of the show (in the case of the tv series) and it’s NOT the average over-all ratings for the whole season.

1. The Battle: Pacquiao vs. Morales (2006, ABS-CBN)(83.5%)
2. Rosalinda (1999, ABS-CBN) (69.8%)
3. Meteor Garden (2003, ABS-CBN) (63.8%)
4. Esperanza (1997, ABS-CBN) (63.5%)
5. Ms. Universe (1994, ABS-CBN) (62.5%)
6. Pangako Sa ‘Yo (2002, ABS-CBN)(62.1%)
7. Marimar (1994, RPN9) (61.7%)
8. Maria Mercedes (1996, ABS-CBN) (59.7%)
9. Ms. Universe (1999, RPN9) (58.4%)
10. Bubble Gang (1997, GMA) (57.6%)
11. Maalala mo kaya (1991, ABS-CBN) (57.3%)
12. Balitang K (1998, ABS-CBN) (56.6%)
13. Wansapanatym (1997, ABS-CBN) (56.4%)
14. TV Patrol (1996, ABS-CBN) (56%)
15. I-Witness (1999, GMA) (55.3%)
16. Magandang Gabi…Bayan (2000, ABS-CBN) (55%)
17. Darna (2005, GMA) (54.3%)
18. Mula sa Puso (1994, ABS-CBN) (53.7%)
19. Pacquiao vs. Barrera (2004, RPN9) (52.9%)
20. 2005 SEA Games (2005, ABC-5) (52.6%)
21. Basta’t Kasama kita (2003, ABS-CBN) (52.5%)
22. Star Circle Quest (2004, ABS-CBN) (52.3%)
23. F.L.A.M.E.S. (1996, ABS-CBN) (51.9%)
24. Encantadia (2005, GMA) (51.7%)
25. Marina (2004, ABS-CBN)(50.8%)
26. Pinoy Big Brother (2005, ABS-CBN) (50.4%)
27. Will To Win II: Pacquiao vs. Barrera (2007, GMA-7) (50%)
Data Source: Starmometer

Sila SARAH at RAYVER na Nga Ba?

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Wala naman palang katotohanan yung tsismis kina Sarah Geronimo at Rayver Cruz. Kay Sarah mismo nanggaling ito. Wala raw kasing dahilan para sila i-link, never pa silang lumabas. Pero, natatandaan niya na minsan ay may nagtanong sa kanya kung sino ang crush niya, wala siyang binanggit na pangalan but when the name of Rayver was mentioned ay napangiti siya. Yun na!

Sarah is topbilling together with Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go and Christian Bautista, Ol 4 Luv, isang Valentine show na magaganap sa Araneta Coliseum sa February 13.
Sa apat, si Sarah pa lamang ang walang karanasan sa pag-ibig. Sa edad na 19, kailangan pa niyang ipagpaalam sa kanyang mga magulang ang sinumang lalaking gusto siyang maka-date. Pagdating niya ng 20 yrs. old, saka pa lang siya puwedeng lumabas nang hindi na kailangan pang magpaalam.

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