CHARICE PEMPENGCO a Victim of 'Bukas Kotse' Gang

Posted by JED on Saturday, March 1, 2008 , under | comments (0)

Crime spares no one. Even a singing sensation in the caliber of Charice Pempengco.

Last Wednesday, February 27, robbers suspected to be members of the notorious Bukas Kotse Gang ransacked Charice's vehicle in Calamba, Laguna. According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the 14-year-old singer—accompanied by her mom, their driver, and one helper—was having dinner in Tuding's restaurant when the robbery occurred.

When Charice and company returned to their vehicle, a Toyota Hi-Ace Van with plate number XGM-508, they noticed that the black Lacoste bag owned by Mrs. Raquel Pempengco was missing. The bag reportedly contained two mobile phones (models: T610 and p910i), an ATM card, house keys, and passports.

According to a male witness, he spotted three men patroling the area prior to the incident.

Making an appeal to the public, Charice pleaded, "Just please return the passports, not the cellphone or the other things, but just the passports."

Charice first gained national attention when she bagged third place honors in ABS-CBN's Little Big Star. But her stock rose considerably when Emmy Award-winning host, Ellen DeGeneres, invited her to guest in her hugely popular talk show after seeing her video in You Tube performing in a Korean talent show Star King.

A self-confessed fan, Ellen was even more impressed when she finally saw and heard the young belter perform the Dreamgirls anthem "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" and the Whitney Houston smash hit "I Will Always Love You" in her show last December 19, 2007.

As a token of appreciation for gracing the program, Ellen handed an awestruck Charice a new iPod as a replacement for the one she had lost during the trip.

Source: pepdotph

VHONG NAVARRO and VALERIE CONCEPCION in Star Cinema's "Supah Papalicious"

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After releasing a number of box-office hits, Vhong Navarro is back with another character that will be remembered alongside with his portrayal of Mr. Suave, Hesus of D Anothers, Agent X44, and Lastikman.

This time, Vhong marks his anticipated return to the big screen in Supah Papalicious.

"Todo na ‘to! Hinding hindi n'yo makakalimutan ang pelikulang hinahanda namin para sa inyo. Haping hapi na sa akin napunta ang role na 'to dahil tawa ako ng tawa binabasa ko pa lang ang script. Tapos si Manong Gilbert [Perez] pa ang direktor so ineexpect ko ang kakaibang atake sa comedy. Ang gagaling din ng mga kasama ko, si Makisig [Morales] at Valerie [Concepcion]. So kumpletos recados talaga," Vhong points out.

Valerie tries a different route from hosting as she engages in a comedic role via the film Supah Papalicious. "First time kong gumawa ng ganitong kalaking pelikula. I'm deeply honored and thankful sa Star Cinema kasi they gave me a chance to be Vhong's leading lady and takot ako at the same time, super excited dahil comedy naman itong ginagawa ko, something I haven't done before." It was reported in PEP recently that Valerie's contract as a Wowowee host was just renewed and that she is being considered for a role in the remake of Betty La Fea.

Child star Makisig Morales also tries his hand at comedy-with funnyman Vhong Navarro no less. After starring in Super Inggo and Pedro Penduko at mga Engkantao, Makisig is expected to conquer the big screen as well when he makes his debut in Supah Papalicious.

Makisig says enthusiastically: "Grabe po ang blessing na ‘to ang bata-bata ko pa, alagang-alaga talaga ako ng ABS-CBN at ngayon ng Star Cinema. Tapos si Supah Papalicious pa ang kasama ko. Ang saya saya!"

Star Cinema's comedy flick Supah Papalicious opens in theaters nationwide starting March 22.

Source: pepdotph

CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO Appointed as The New ABS-CBN President

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ABS-CBN Chairman and Chief Operations Officer (COO) Gabby Lopez announced during the closing of the giant network's Management Conference at the Camp John Hay in Baguio City on February 29, the appointment of Charo Santos-Concio as the new and the fifth President of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network, effective March 1, 2008.

The 52-year-old TV executive now holds the distinction of being the first woman president of the giant network. Her predecessors are Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr., Freddie Garcia, Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, and Cito Alejandro.

Charo, who has been in the Kapamilya network for 20 years now started her career at ABS-CBN on June 24, 1987 as consultant. She then worked as production director, and slowly rose through the ranks, becoming vice president, senior vice president, and executive vice president, which was her last post before her promotion.
Charo also hosts the long-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya on ABS-CBN.

As president of ABS-CBN, all subsidiaries and divisions will report to her. This includes Studio 23, ANC, Cinema One, ABS-CBN Publishing, Interactive, the PR Group, to name a few.

Gabby Lopez remains as chairman and COO of ABS-CBN.

PACMAN Republic

Posted by JED on Friday, February 29, 2008 , under | comments (1)

How well do you know the People's Champ?

PACQUIAO - MARQUEZ 2: Unfinished Business on GMA 7

Posted by JED on Thursday, February 28, 2008 , under | comments (0)

Ang pinakahihintay na boxing spectacle ng taon ay ipapalabas nga­yong Marso sa GMA Network sa pamamagitan ng muling pagsasanib pwersa ng Kapuso Channel at ng Solar Sports.

Ieere ng GMA Network ang rematch nina Manny ‘The Pacman’ Pacquiao at Juan Manuel ‘Dinamita’ Marquez sa Marso 16 (Linggo, Philippine Time) nang 10:00 a.m. mula sa Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino sa Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Si Paquiao ay 29 y/o, 5’6½” ang taas at may 45 wins, 3 losses, 2 draw, 34 KO’s.

Si Marquez ay 34 y/o, 5’7” ang taas at may 48 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw, 35 KO’s.

Ang radio grupo ng GMA -- Super Radyo DZBB, Barangay LS-FM, at ang lahat ng RGMA radio stations sa bansa ay magbibigay ng live blow-by-blow account ng laban.

Pinamagatang PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ 2: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, inaasahang sa labang ito ay aapaw ang aksyon at ring drama na ihahandog ng dalawang pinakamagaling na super featherweights sa kasaysayan ng boxing.

Kontrobersyal ang unang pagtatagpo nina Pacquiao at Marquez na nagtapos sa draw apat na taon na ang nakakaraan.

Nagkaroon ang GMA Network at Solar Sports ng press conference kahapon nang tanghali sa 17th floor ng GMA Network Center.

Sina GMA Network EVP at Chief Operating Officer Gilberto Duavit Jr., Solar Entertaiment President Wilson Tieng, at Solar Entertainment COO Peter Chan Liong ang nanguna sa contract signing ceremony.

Sabi ni Wilson Tieng, hindi pa tiyak kung sino ang aawit ng Lupang Hinirang sa laban na ito ni Pacquiao.

“He’s entertaining si­ngers for auditions. I don’t know how he’ll do it,” sambit ni Wilson Tieng. “May short list na kami pero ayaw naming i-divulge. Baka magkaroon ng gulo gaya ng dati.

“Sabi ng candidates, huwag i-leak sa press ang pangalan nila.”

Na-phone patch si Pacquiao sa presscon at aniya, “Unang-una mara­ming salamat sa Mahal na Panginoon para sa ibi­nibigay niyang la­­kas sa akin sa araw-araw. Maraming salamat din sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa akin!”

Sa ngayon ay 135 lbs. na raw ang timbang ni Pacquiao. Kailangan pa niyang magbawas ng 5 pounds, at magagawa naman daw niya iyon.

“Ito ang pinakama­tinding pag-eensayo ko sa buong career ko sa Amerika,” sabi pa ni Pacquiao.

“Everyday, nakaka-33 hanggang 36 rounds ako. Dati, sa training ko, hanggang 20 rounds ako.”

Panay-panay rin daw ang pagtakbo ni Pacquiao at naikot na nga raw niya ang ‘Hollywood.’

Source: Jerry Olea, abantedotcom

ANGEL LOCSIN Finally Dares to Bare in "Cosmopolitan"

Posted by JED on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 , under | comments (2)

Trust Angel Locsin to take everyone by surprise. Despite being a constant fixture on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll, Angel has chosen to pose in a swimsuit for the very first time on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.

"First time ko ‘to," she told the Cosmo team during the shoot, "I hope it turns out well. Inisip ko kasi, if gagawin ko ‘to, it might as well be on Cosmo." After all, posing for Cosmo would mean reaching fun fearless females like herself.

Despite being one of the biggest names in the industry today, Angel was surprisingly shy at the Cosmo cover shoot, getting quite jittery over the sexy summer shoot and clowning around with the Cosmo team just to loosen up. The jitters don't show in Angel's confident pose, as she says, "Lahat naman tayong mga babae, may body issues, di ba? But you should be happy with your body and comfortable in your own skin."

For Angel, being comfortable in your own skin shows in the way you carry yourself. She encourages Cosmo girls everywhere to make an effort to always look presentable and even dare to be kikay.

"Iba rin yung feeling ‘pag nakaayos kapag lalabas ka't alam mong okay ang itsura mo, ready kang harapin kahit sino." Angel points out, "It's great to be in jeans and T-shirt, but it's also great to be in a dress."

Angel continues to strive towards becoming a better version of herself by branching out of her comfort zone. Since 2007, she has taken time off to study fashion in London, become a first-time producer with the movie Angels, and is now learning how to play the guitar. "You have to keep on learning," she says, "You shouldn't get complacent." Clearly, Angel has become a woman of substance.

Angel sizzles on the cover of Cosmopolitan's March issue, now available in all newsstands and magazine stores nationwide at P125 per copy.

Source: Ingrid Villafuerte, pepdotph


Posted by JED on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 , under | comments (0)

Youtube sensation Charice Pempengco was featured on QTV’s Pinaka as one of the “Pinoys Who Made It Big On The Internet”.

And here’s a video montage featuring different performances of Charice from the very first singing contest that she joined to the present…

Source: Starmometerdotcom

JENNYLYN's Letter To Her Unborn Child

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To my dearest baby,

First of all, I want you to know that Mommy loves you very much. I may not be sure how to show it or how to make you feel it, but I love you deeply because you are my life and I know that you know that because you are keeping me strong. God has given you to me to be my strength and inspiration.

Baby, I also want to tell you that I am very sorry. If I could have chosen a better circumstance for you to be brought into this world, I would. But I couldn’t, kaya I’m sorry that you will have to grow up in an imperfect world. Mommy did not have an ideal childhood, and I wanted sana to spare you from the complications of being born into a broken home. But Daddy and I are both not ready, kaya hindi namin maibibigay sa’yo ‘yung complete family that you deserve. Pero, Baby, we love you very much at kahit hindi buo ang family natin, our love for you will keep you whole. I promise you that.

As much as natatakot ako that I will not be a perfect mommy, I am excited to have you na, Baby. I want to cuddle you and kiss you and witness all your firsts. We will sing together and laugh together and have sobrang madaming-madaming fun.
I promise you that, as best as I can, I will protect you from harm. I may not be able to prevent other people and things from hurting you but I will always be here to cry with you and to comfort you. I will take care of you the best way I can because I love you very much, Baby.

You came into my life as a blessing from God, and I will forever be thankful to Him for that. You are the reason why I am happy because God gave you to me as a promise that everything will be okay. And, I assure you, all will be okay, Baby. Just be strong and I will also be strong for you.

Mommy loves you very much.


Source: Ricky Lo, PhilStar

OSCAR 2008 Winners

Posted by JED on Monday, February 25, 2008 , under | comments (0)

Best Picture: 'No Country for Old Men'

Best Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

Best Animated Feature Film: 'Ratatouille'
Best Foreign Film: 'Counterfeiters' (Austria)
Best Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody (Juno)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
Best Documentary Feature: 'Taxi to the Dark Side'
Best Original Score: Dario Marianelli ('Atonement')
Best Original Song: Falling Slowly ('Once')
Best Film Editing: Christopher Rouse ('The Bourne Ultimatum')
Best Documentary - Short Subject: Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth ('Freeheld')
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)
Best Costume Design: Alexandra Byrne ('Elizabeth: The Golden Age')
Best Sound Mixing: Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Best Sound Editing: Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Best Live Action Short Film: 'Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)'
Best Animated Short Film: 'Peter & the Wolf'
Best Makeup: Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald ('La Vie en Rose')
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo ('Sweeney Todd')
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert F. Boyle Art Direction/Production Design
Best Visual Effects: Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood ('The Golden Compass')

REGINE VELASQUEZ Speaks Up Regarding "Lipatan" Issue

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Regine Velasquez, guested live on The Buzz to finally put an end to the weeklong controversy about her career status.

Regine Velasquez - The Buzz
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GRETCHEN Nag-Walk Out sa Entertainment Live

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Nag-walk out si Gretchen Barretto sa guesting niya sa Entertainment Live noong Sabado. Hindi nagustuhan ni Gretchen ang report ng Entertainment Live tungkol sa away nila ni Nadia Montenegro. Galit na galit si Gretchen kaya minabuti niya na mag-walk out.

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