Marimar ended its reign as the country's no.1 primetime series for eight months with a grand wedding of its main characters: Sergio Santibañes (Dingdong Dantes) and Marimar Perez/Bella Aldama (Marian Rivera).
The wedding ceremony was shot in San Agustin Church in Intramuros Manila last March 10. It was officiated by Fr. Forres (played by Buboy Garovillo of Apo Hiking Society).
Dingdong met the entertainment media last March 13, to introduce his newest endorsement, Medicol, at his co-owned restaurant, Circle's Café in Timog Avenue, Quezon City.
After the presentation, Dingdong received praises from the media for continuously receiving product endorsements, which for him is also one indication of having a successful showbiz career.
"Ang range para masabi mong effective, kahit as a person man lang is when, you know, dumarating yung mga endorsements na ganito," explained Dingdong. "So, ito [Medicol] talaga yung isang solid na endorsement. Talagang mayroon pang tagline and everything, dahil ibig sabihin, ipinagkatiwala talaga nila sa akin ang ganung klaseng produkto. It's very flattering and at the same time sana maging ganun na yung momentum, maging ganun na yung lahat."
Since the new endorsement was presented only a few days after he revealed his Bench billboard in Guadalupe, Makati City, the press could not help but ask the difference between the two with regard to talent fee.
Dingdong replied without revealing the amount, "Sa totoo lang talaga, ang Bench naman talaga, ang relationship namin ay hindi TF [talent fee]-based. Like, yung sponsorship pa lang nila sa akin, yung binibigay na damit. Kumbaga, hindi na matutumbasan ng kahit ano yun. Grabe talaga. Sa Marimar, lahat ng gamit ko roon Bench. 'Tapos nakakakuha rin ako sa Celio. So, sa ganung bagay pa lang, at saka ang relationship namin is not TF-based."
The actor-host-endorser also said that Medicol and Bench are two different products so there is no point of comparison.
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The cast and crew of Gossip Girl are back in NYC shooting new episodes!
Costars Chace Crawford and Leighton Meester were seen filming a dramatic “fake rain” scene in Long Island City, Queens NY.
Paris Hilton picks up Starbucks at the Glen Shopping Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Today, the 27-year-old hotel heiress was seen shopping at Fred Segal’s.
Paris (read: one of her assistants) just updated her Myspace
Ryan Seacrest is currently sleeping with, or should i say dating, hottie Holly Huddlestone of the Olly Girls. Holly can be seen on Sunset Tan, an American reality television program that airs on the E! television network.
Check out Holly’s sizzling snaps below:
Nagkaroon ng mahabang deliberation ang mga hurado para sa 38th Box Office Entertainment Awards ng Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., na ginanap kagabi, March 12, sa Danes Publishing House, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.
Pagkatapos ay hinirang nila bilang bagong Box-Office King & Queen sina John Lloyd Cruz at Bea Alonzo. Ang pelikula nilang One More Chance ng Star Cinema ang top grosser sa lahat ng pelikulang ipinalabas noong 2007.
Ang coronation at awards night ay gaganapin sa third week ng May sa RCBC Plaza sa Makati City.
Narito ang mga Nanalo for 2007:
Box-Office King: John Lloyd Cruz
Film Actor of the Year: Aga Muhlach
Prince of Philippine Movies: Richard Gutierrez
Most Promising Male Star: Mart Escudero
Male Concert Performer of the Year: Martin Nievera
Male Recording Artist of the Year: Piolo Pascual
Most Promising Male Singer: Gian Magdangal
Most Popular Recording Group: Bamboo
Most Popular Novelty Singer: Joey de Leon
Most Popular Loveteam of RP Movies & TV: Gerald Anderson & Kim Chiu
Most Popular Male Child Performer: Makisig Morales
Most Popular Film Producer: Star Cinema
Most Popular TV Program: Marimar
Phenomenal TV Star: Marian Rivera
The American Idol top twelve results show kicked off with a promotional segment for the “Horton Hears A Who” movie. Ryan Seacrest revealed that over twenty-nine million votes were cast for the top twelve finalists. Seacrest also pointed out comedian Jim Carrey in the audience. Carrey was dressed up as an elephant and provided some additional plugs for the “Horton Hears A Who” movie. Carrey is the voice of the elephant Horton in the movie.
Peep the new Music and CD cover and for Madonna and Justin Timberlake’s new single, “4 Minutes (To Save the World).”
“I was shocked that Madame Spears was willing to come and do some acting,” HIMYM star Neil Patrick Harris recently told Entertainment Tonight. “She hasn’t acted in a while. This is a very interesting role. It is very not like her at all in real life in any of her previous chapters. She plays the secretary to another girl that Ted (Josh Radnor) is after. So, it will be very unlike any Britney we have seen before, and we have seen a lot of Britney recently.”
“That movie made $400 million!” Singer tells Empire Online incredulously. “I don’t know what constitutes under-performing these days…Look, I can understand, I suppose, what some people mean. Perhaps some people went in with the expectation of it being like an X-Men film, and Superman is a tougher character than that. Especially bringing him back. It really goes back to the fact that you can only please some of the people some of the time. But, yes, I’m just getting back with writers after the strike. We’re just in the development phase. I’m starting to develop a sequel…with the intention of directing it.”
Actress Claudine Barretto-Santiago was charged with libel and perjury before the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office yesterday morning, March 11.
The complainant is a former personal assistant of Claudine named Nancy Jiji Cruz, who is a resident of No. 52 Q. Valencia Street, Barangay Valencia, Quezon City. She claimed that the actress was lying in her complaint-affidavit for qualified theft, which Claudine filed against her last January.
Cruz added in her complaint-affidavit that Claudine knew that there were no stolen or missing items in her house at No. 18 Nova Scotia Street, Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City, and that no witness to the alleged theft was positively declared.
It was on December 27 that Claudine reported the alleged theft at the Quezon City Police District Station 9. She claimed that her former personal assistant allegedly took P300,000 worth of jewelry and cash, including several checks and the birth certificate of her son, Rodrigo Santino.
The actress told the police that she learned about the incident on Christmas day, December 25, and suspected that it was Cruz who stole the items because she allegedly left the house without asking permission.
On December 30, Margaret Barretto-Santiago, Claudine's real name, filed a case against Cruz before the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office. She claimed that Cruz stole P27,000 in cash, three sacks of Folded & Hung apparel, including shirts; a boxful of Secosana bags and wallets, Randy Ortiz gowns, south sea pearl earrings, which allegedly cost P500,000, and insurance papers.
On the other hand, according to a report published in People's Journal today, March 12, Cruz denied these allegations and reasoned that it is highly improbable and physically impossible and for her to carry and bring out three sacks of clothes and shirts by herself, even with the assistance of her three-year-old kid.
Cruz further argued that she sought permission from Claudine to leave on the morning of December 26, bringing only paper bags containing Christmas gifts. Cruz also stressed that Claudine would not allow her to bring out her personal belongings, so she did not bring any bag. Furthermore, the former assistant said the security guards of the village inspected her things before she was allowed to leave.
In a separate complaint-affidavit, Cruz also charged Claudine with violation of the Social Security Act of 1997. She claimed that Claudine allegedly failed to report her employment and services for coverage with Social Security System (SSS) after she was hired as a personal assistant and domestic helper in March 2001.
The former assistant stressed that she did not enjoy the benefits of the social security law because Claudine failed to remit her contributions to the SSS.
As of press time, Claudine has yet to give her side of the story.
Sa column ng veteran entertainment columnist na si Ricky Lo sa Philippine Star ngayong araw, March 12, ibinalita niya ang paghihiwalay ng aktres na si Sheryl Cruz at ng kanyang asawa na si Norman Bustos.
Ayon kay Ricky, nakatanggap siya ng tawag mula mismo kay Norman sa San Francisco—kung saan siya nagtatrabaho bilang sheriff—kahapon, March 11.
Malungkot na sinabi ni Norman kay Ricky ang balita tungkol sa kanila ni Sheryl: "Sheryl and I are filing for divorce anytime now."
Kuwento pa ni Ricky, apat na araw bago ang tawag ni Norman ay nakatanggap siya ng email mula rito at tinatanong ang kanyang cell phone number. Ito raw ang maikling mensahe ni Norman sa kanyang email: "This is Norman Bustos, Sheryl Cruz's husband. I would like to get in contact with you as soon as possible. This is in regards to Sheryl and I..."
Matatandaang iniwan ni Sheryl ang kanyang showbiz career sa Pilipinas nang magdesisyon siyang pumunta sa Amerika at doon na manirahan kasama ng kanynag ina, ang dating aktres na si Rosemarie Sonora (nakababatang kapatid ni Susan Roces). Doon na rin sa Amerika nakilala ni Sheryl si Norman.
Ayon kay Ricky, tatlong beses nagpakasal sina Sheryl at Norman. Una ay noong 1996 sa isang civil rites sa Lake Tahoe, Nevada. On the same year, nagkaroon sila ng Catholic wedding dito sa Pilipinas na ginanap sa Ciudad Fernandina sa Greenhills. Panghuli ay noong 1997 sa isang simbahan sa San Francisco kung saan sila tuluyaang nanirahan sa isang malaki at magandang bahay na binili mismo ni Norman mula sa kanyang savings.
NO SIGNS. Huling nakita ni Ricky si Norman apat na linggo lamang ang nakalilipas nang bumisita muli ang mister ni Sheryl dito sa Pilipinas. Sinamahan ni Norman si Sheryl at ang kanilang anak na si Ashley—na magse-seven years old na sa May 25—sa reunion ng Sampaguita stars sa studio ng naturang movie company sa Quezon City.
Wala raw nahalata si Ricky na may problema sa pagsasama nina Sheryl at Norman base sa ikinilos nila sa naturang okasyon.
Pero noon pa man ay marami na ang nagtaka nang magdesisyon si Sheryl na i-resume ang kanyang showbiz career dito sa Pilipinas noong 2004, samantalang si Norman naman ay nanatili sa San Francsico kung saan ito nagtatrabaho.
Dapat sana ay bakasyon lang ang ipinunta ni Sheryl sa Pilipinas ngunit na-extend ito nang na-extend hanggang sa magdesisyon siyang dito na manirahan ulit. Bumili siya ng bahay sa isang subdivision sa Quezon City kung saan sila naninirahan ngayon ni Ashley.
Bagama't regular na bumibisita si Norman sa kanyang mag-ina dito sa Pilipinas, at ganun din si Sheryl, hindi pa rin maiwasan na itanong sa aktres kung wala ba talagang problema sa kanilang pagsasama. Tuwina, sinasabi ni Sheryl na pareho nilang desisyon ni Norman na manatili muna siya rito sa Pilipinas at ipagpatuloy ang kanyang showbiz career. Lagi ring pinabubulaanan ng dating child actress na may problema sila ng kanyang mister.
Ngunit ang tawag na natanggap ni Ricky mula kay Norman ang nagkumpirma sa matagal nang usap-usapan na may problema ang pagsasama nila ni Sheryl.
NO THIRD PARTY. Itinanggi ni Norman sa kolumnista na may third party involved sa paghihiwalay nila ni Sheryl.
Paliwanag ni Norman, "Our long periods of separation have taken their toll. Four years is a long time. She's there working and I'm here working. We have taken different career paths. I understand that she enjoys working in showbiz and she understands that I can't leave my job [in San Francisco]. "
"I can't join Sheryl in the Philippines and be a burden to her," dagdag niya. "You see, I'm used to working and earning my own keep since I was young and I just couldn't depend on my wife to support me. That's not me. I think we are faced with irreconcilable differences, so... This is a very hard decision for us to make. It's great when we are together but life is just hard and lonely for me when I'm alone, living by myself in our big house. It's a situation that is just unhealthy for any couple."
Sa kabila nito, iginiit ni Norman na "okay" sila ni Sheryl at mapayapa ang kanilang pagpa-file ng divorce.
"We have regular communication, we are friendly to each other, contrary to rumors that we have had clashes. We are okay," paglilinaw ni Norman.
Para patunayang okay sila ni Sheryl sa kabila ng pagpa-file nila ng divorce, babalik sa Pilipinas si Norman para sa ika-pitong kaarawan ng anak nilang si Ashley.
"Our main concern now is to give our daughter a good life, a good future," sabi ni Norman.
Samantala, wala pang pahayag si Sheryl tungkol sa pagpa-file nila ng divorce ni Norman.
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David Hernandez performs “I Saw Her Standing There” on American Idol Top 12
Kristy Lee Cook performs “8 Days a Week” country-style on American Idol Top 12
Amanda Overmyer performs “You Can’t Do That” on American Idol Top 12
David Cook performs “Eleanor Rigby” on American Idol Top 12
Carly Smithson performs “Come Together” on American Idol Top 12
Jason Castro performs “If I Fell” on American Idol Top 12
Chikezie performs “She’s A Woman” on American Idol Top 12
Syesha Mercado performs “Got To Get You Into My Life” on American Idol Top 12
The Singing Bee, newest Show (Karaoke/Game Show/Quiz Bee) on ABS-CBN will start soon (auditions on-going natiowide). Teaser of the show are already aired on the said network.
How to play The Singing Bee? Here's how:
The host would provide the year the song was released, the performer, and the name of the song. A portion of the song is performed, and then the contestant has to attempt to sing the next line of the song. If correct, they advance to the next round, and a new song is introduced, which the next contestant in line must attempt; if not, they have to step back, and the next person in line tries the same song. A song is thrown out if none of the remaining contestants get the lyric correct. The first four people (three people in season two) who get a song lyric correct move on to the second round.
The contestants who advanced go up in pairs to play a mini-game. The winner of the game advances to the championship round. (Note that these games are the only ones that have aired so far. As more episodes air, more games will likely be played.)
* "Scrambled Lyrics": While the band is performing, words from the next line are shown scrambled on screen. The contestant is required to sing the line in its correct order. When one contestant is correct and the other is wrong at any point, the one who was correct moves on to the Championship Round.
* "Karaoke Challenge": While the band is performing, the contestant sees the words to the song in karaoke fashion. As the contestant sings the song, he or she will also see blanks, each representing a word in the song. The player who fills in the most blanks correctly (out of a possible 15) wins and goes on to the Championship Round.
* "Blind Start": The band plays the beginning notes of a song. When the band stops, the contestant must sing the opening line correctly. One of the three contestants is eliminated from the second round.
* "Playlist": The three contestants are given 6 categories of song which have comical titles. Whichever two contestants have the most points after the 6 songs move on to the next round.
* "Singing with the Enemy": The band plays part of a popular song. The first contestant must do the next line when the band stops playing. The band then picks up with the line the contestant said and stops. The next contestant continues on with the song. This goes through 3 passes. The two with the highest score move on.
This follows a similar format to the first round, but instead of singing a line, the contestant is required to sing the entire chorus without mistakes from the song performed. If both are correct or incorrect (sometimes after two rounds), then they go to a tiebreaker, where they are given the year and the name of the performer and the first person to buzz in will be given the option of singing or passing. If the singer is correct, they win. If the singer is wrong, the other contestant wins.The winner moves on to the Final Countdown.
The Final Countdown
Ray Chew introduces this concluding round by announcing in song: "It's the Final Countdown!" (based on a song called "The Final Countdown" by hard rock band Europe.) Up to 7 songs are performed in a similar manner to the first round, but the contestant knows nothing about the song, (artist, title, year) and thus must use the lyrics in order to win the big money. For each song lyric that is sung correctly, the player wins $5,000. If the player gets five right, then they win $50,000. However, if they sing a lyric incorrectly, a strike is given. If three strikes are given at any point, the game is over, but the contestant still wins whatever money was accumulated up to that point. Beginning in the second season, the winning contestant also defends as champion title to face three more challengers.
Marimar was also the No. 1 primetime show in Mega Manila.
The said figures are the average of all episodes aired within the month of February.
Coming in second after Marimar among primetime weekday programs was the children-oriented action series Kung Fu Kids with 34.1 percent; followed by Joaquin Bordado, 33.4 percent; Lobo, 32.5 percent. Kamandag and TV Patrol World tied at No. 5 and No. 6 with identical 32.4 percent.
The rest of the Top 10 were TV Patrol World, Palos, Zaido, Coffee Prince, and 24 Oras.
ABS-CBN's game show Pilipinas, Game KNB? took the second spot among weekday programs with 20.4 percent while GMA-7's noontime show Eat Bulaga! came in third with 17.7 percent.
Daisy Siete and Prinsesa ng Banyera occupied the fourth and fifth slots, respectively.
The sixth to tenth positions were held by My Only Love, 80th Oscar Awards (a TV special), Maging Akin Ka Lamang, Takeshi's Castle, and the Koreanovela Devil Beside Me.
Wowowee also topped all weekday daytime programs with 20.8 percent while Eat Bulaga! was a close second with 19.8 percent.
Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN placed third, followed by ASAP '08, Kapuso Sine Specials, The Buzz, SOP, Showbiz Central, Pilipinas Game KNB?, and Love Spell.
Meanwhile, Bitoy's Funniest Videos ruled among weekend primetime programs with 29 percent, closely followed by 1 vs. 100 with 28.9 percent.
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was in third place while TV Patrol World Sabado and Kap's Amazing Stories came in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Rounding up the Top 10 were Rated K, Goin' Bulilit, Volta, Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok, and XXX.
Here are the Top 10 weekday and weekend programs for the month of February based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen among NUTAM households:
Top Weekday Programs (Primetime)
Marimar (GMA-7) - 36.9%
Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 34.1%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 33.4%
Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 32.5%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 32.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 32.4%
Palos (ABS-CBN) - 27.1%
Zaido (GMA-7) - 27%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 25.8%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.7%'
Top Weekday Programs (Daytime)
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 20.4%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.7%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17.1%
Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 17%
My Only Love (GMA-7) - 14.8%
80th Oscar Awards (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 14.1%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14%
Devil Beside Me (GMA-7) - 12.6%
Top Weekend Programs (Primetime)
Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 29%
1 vs. 100 (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 27.9%
TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 26.1%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 25.4%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
Volta (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 24.2%
XXX: Exklusibong Explosibong Expose (ABS-CBN) - 24.1%
Top Weekend Programs (Daytime)
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.8%
Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 19%
ASAP '08 (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
Kapuso Sine Specials (GMA-7) - 16.3%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%
SOP (GMA-7) - 14%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 14%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14%
Love Spell (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
With three nights left before its final episode, Marimar continues to dominate the ratings game, not only in the primetime race but also in the daytime race.
Last Sunday, March 9, Marimar had its farewell party on SOP, where almost half of the show was devoted to the No. 1 primetime show in the country. This was immediately followed by a farewell special, Marimar...Isang Pasasalamat, hosted by lead stars Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.
It was a double victory for Marimar since SOP ruled the daytime race with 21.4 percent while Marimar...Isang Pasasalamat was a close second with 19.9 percent.
Showbiz Central, meanwhile, once again won the battle of Sunday talk shows by taking the third place with 15.6 percent versus The Buzz's 12.1 percent, which is good for No. 6. Incidentally, Showbiz Central featured the "wedding" of Marimar and Sergio.
ASAP '08 tied with Your Song at No. 5 with 12.2 percent.
In the primetime race, the magazine show Mel & Joey grabbed the No. 1 position with 29.1 percent, followed by Kap's Amazing Stories (27.6 percent), Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (26.2 percent), Rated K (21 percent), and All Star K (20.2 percent) to complete the Top 5.
Marimar also continued its domination in its regular timeslot, taking the No. 1 spot Friday (March 7) and Monday (March 10). On both nights, Kamandag and Joaquin Bordado placed second and third, respectively.
Now on its final week, the Koreanovela Coffee Prince took the fourth spot Friday with 33.6 percent but it dropped to No. 8 Monday with 23.8 percent. This was caused by the addition of another Koreanovela titled The Legend in the primetime block of GMA-7. Taking the original timeslot of Coffee Prince, The Legend premiered at No. 5 with an impressive 31.5 percent just behind 24 Oras' 31.7 percent.
TV Patrol World and Kung Fu Kids maintained their sixth and seventh positions, respectively, on both nights.
Lobo and Palos, on the other hand, were consistent at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Although Lobo hit a below-20 percent rating for the first time last Friday with 19.4 percent.
In the daytime race, Eat Bulaga! and Daisy Siete were the only consistent shows, taking the top two slots. The ranking from No. 3 to No. 10 was completely different on Friday and Monday.
Eat Bulaga! also maintained its No.1 position last Saturday (March 8) with 23 percent. StarTalk placed second with 17.6 percent while Wowowee was No. 3 with 15.2 percent.
In the primetime race, the magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was No. 1 with 34.8 percent. The rest of the Top 5 went to Imbestigador (32.1 percent), Bitoy's Funniest Videos (31.5 percent), Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (22.percent), and TV Patrol World (17.8 percent).
The controversial Binibining Pilipinas 2008 took the No. 7 position by virtue of its 15.7 percent rating, behind 1 vs. 100's 16.7 percent where Piolo Pascual was the celebrity contestant.
March 7 (Friday)
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 18.5%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 17%
Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) / Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 16%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
Pacquiao Update (GMA-7) / Hana Yori Dango 2 (GMA-7) - 12.3%
SiS (GMA-7) - 10.7%
Marimar (GMA-7) - 47.9%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 43.6%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 41.6%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 33.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.6%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 21.1%
Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
Palos (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
March 8 (Saturday)
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23%
StarTalk (GMA-7) - 17.6%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 15.1%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 14.9%
Cinema FPJ (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14%
Volta (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 34.8%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 32.1%
Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 31.5%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 22.2%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
1 vs. 100 (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
Binibining Pilipinas 2008 (GMA-7) - 15.7%
XXX (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
Sabado Movie Special: Dreamboy (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
Fit ‘N Rite Challenge (ABS-CBN) - 7.4%
March 9 (Sunday)
SOP (GMA-7) - 21.4%
Marimar...Isang Pasasalamat (GMA-7) - 19.9%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 15.6%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.1%
ASAP '08 (ABS-CBN) / Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
Love Spell (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%
Ka Pete Na! Totally Outrageous Behavior (ABS-CBN) - 7.2%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 29.1%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 27.6%
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 26.2%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 21%
All Star K (GMA-7) - 20.2%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 19%
Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 15.5%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
Sharon (ABS-CBN) / That's My Doc (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
SNBO: Attack of the Clones (GMA-7) - 10.1%
March 10 (Monday)
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.4%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 20.2%
Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 16.6%
Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 13.3%
Pinoy Movie Hits (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 13.1%
Pacquiao Update (GMA-7) - 12.3%
Marimar (GMA-7) - 42.4%
Kamandag (GMA-7) - 38.9%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 38.8%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 31.7%
The Legend (GMA-7) - 31.5%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 23.8%
Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 23%
Palos (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
Panoramanila fuses independent cinema spirit with commercial filmmaking sensibilities. Their first feature film, Ploning, is shot with live sound and in the traditional 35 mm. film format, so basically, this is not a digital movie.
The Judy Ann starrer was shot entirely in Cuyo Island, Palawan, showcasing its breath-taking sceneries.
The main inspiration of the film is from the popular Cuyonon folk song, “Ploning”. It presents the story of a Cuyonon woman’s promise, her struggle with hope and love told from the point of view of a young boy.
Sumabit ang pangalan ni Baron Geisler sa isyu ng awayan nina Nadia Montenegro at Gretchen Barretto.
Sa gitna ng kontrobersiya ng magkaibigan ay may mga blind item na lumabas tungkol sa mga anak ni Nadia. Later on ay pinangalanan ng ibang showbiz kibitzers na ang ama diumano ng bunsong anak ni Nadia ay si Baron.
Hindi naman aware si Baron na siya ang naging sentro ng usapan tungkol sa anak ni Nadia.
Itinanggi ni Baron na siya ang ama ng bunsong anak ni Nadia.
Bakit nadikit ang pangalan niya kay Nadia?
May plano ba siya na tawagan si Nadia pagkatapos lumabas ang isyung ito?
Follow-up sa naisulat na report ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) tungkol sa pelikulang Amnesia starring Marian, Dingdong Dantes, and Iza Calzado. Sigurado pa ring matutuloy ito as one of the scheduled movies of GMA Films, but this will have to wait dahil mas una na palang natanguan ng manager ni Marian na si Popoy Caritativo ang first team-up ng Comedy Kings na sina Dolphy at Vic Sotto sa pelikula.
After Marimar magkakaroon muna ng two-week training ang young actress for swimming lessons with Marissa Floreindo during and after Holy Week. By the time she starts taping Dyesebel, magsisimula na rin siya ng kanyang follow-up movie after My Best Friend's Girlfriend.
"Mauuna ang Dolphy-Vic movie," sabi ng manager ni Marian. "Ito na ang natanguan namin. Nakakahiya namang masira ang schedule nila dahil kay Marian."
It was Dolphy himself who requested that Marian be part of his first team-up with the heir to his throne, Vic Sotto.
May working title na ang movie ngunit hindi pa rin ito alam ni Popoy. The movie will be produced by APT Films of Mr. Tony Tuviera and M-ZET Productions of Vic Sotto. Si Tony Y. Reyes ang magdidirek.
Anak ni Dolphy ang papel ni Marian dito at magiging leading lady ni Vic.
Janina San Miguel won 2 special awards last Saturday - the coveted Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. But her question and answer was a disaster. Other girls who are equally stunning but gave brilliant answers didn’t win any title.
Danielle Castano, the winner of Miss Photogenic award, was the crowd favorite and the choice of pageant experts to represent us in Miss Universe but she ended up first-runner up only.
We haven’t placed in Miss Universe since 1999 when Miriam Quiambao was able to grab the first runner-up honors. With the results of this year’s Bb. Pilipinas, experts believe the drought will continue.
Relive the moment, here’s Showbiz Central’s take:
Quoting Critical Beauties: