SARAH GERONIMO is herbench/ New Image Model

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Yes, Sarah Geronimo is the new face endorsing herbench/. Putting the brand's name in her latest album's(Becoming) credit is one proof that she really is the new addition to Ben Chan's roster of herbench/ model.

And now, see here the first ever published herbench/print ads of the young superstar Sarah.

MORE of Manila's 2008 Most Beautiful: RUFFA, JUDY ANN, CLAUDINE and GRETCHEN

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New NIKE TV Commercial Featuring PACMAN and Some International Sports Icon

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Check out the new tv commercial of Nike featuring international sports icons including our very own boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. Also included in the commercial are basketball player Kobe Bryant (USA), footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), tennis player Roger Federer (Switzerland), tennis player Maria Sharapova (Russia), and hurdler Xiang Liu (China).

CEBU INMATES "Gloria" Protest Dance

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The previous "Thriller" video of the Cebu inmates, which captured the attention of worldwide media, may still be fresh in our minds (it has now reached more than 13 million views in YouTube), but here comes another video that was recently uploaded.

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SARAH GERONIMO Records Duet with Backstreet Boy Howie D.

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Fresh from a hugely-successful concert tour of Canada and the US, Sarah Geronimo stayed behind in LA to do the vocals for a duet with Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough in LA. The song, titled I’ll Be There and produced by Christian de Walden, will be included in Sarah’s latest CD which will be released in July. De Walden is the same guy who acted as go-between for Claire dela Fuente and Richard Carpenter for Claire to record the song Something in Your Eyes.

Howie D. reached worldwide fame as a member of the BSB along with AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter. He is best known for his falsetto singing which is easily recognizable in hits like I Want It That Way, Drowning, The Perfect Fan and Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely.

He is the lead singer in the songs Spanish Eyes, What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful and How Did I Fall in Love with You. He is set to visit the Philippines in July to shoot a video with Sarah and promote the duet.


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Nancy Castiglione, the actress, model and product endorser has reinvented herself into a recording artist, one in the mold of Kylie Minogue and Bonnie Bailey of Ever After fame.

Her self-titled album (Nancy Jane) which will be released under Warner Music Philippines contains 12 tracks with the carrier single 'Love Song'. Her very first music video recently premiered on MYX Music Video channel.

Despite this huge change in her career, Nancy clarified that launching an album doesn't necessarily mean that she will turn her back on acting.

CRISTINE REYES Officially Out of GMA 7

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Nag-desisyon na ang GMA 7 na tuluyan nang pakawalan si Cristine Reyes.

Actually, matagal-tagal na rin naman ang issue tungkol dito at kulang na lang ay sabihin ni Cristine na gusto na talaga niyang mag-ober da bakod sa ABS-CBN.

Though may option ang GMA Artist Center to renew her contract.

Narito ang statement ng GMA:

"GMA has decided to drop Cristine Reyes from its roster of talents because of her attitude and behavior. She is welcome to leave. The Network has a lot more serious artists to assign important projects to and develop into fine, professional actors. That being said, GMA Network has now closed its doors on Cristine. "

ALEX ANSELMUCCIO of PBB Teen Edition Plus Undergoes Circumcision

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Alex Anselmuccio is now a certified Pinoy male after he was circumcised at Kuya's house.

The operation was performed by Robi's dad, Dr. Boy Domingo and he was assisted by Priscilla's mom who is a nurse. Meanwhile, outside the house, a hundred other boys aged 10 - 18 lined up in a free mass circumcision activity on Wednedsay, April 2.

Watch Alex circumcision below:

The "Libreng Tuliang Bayan" was done by the good doctors of Capitol Medical Center.

Supreme Court Orders CRISTY FERMIN to Pay EDDIE and ANNABELLE P1-Million

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The Supreme Court ordered entertainment columnist Cristy Fermin to pay the hefty sum of P1-million in damages and P6,000 in fines to couple Eddie Gutierrez and Anabelle Rama in connection with the libel conviction handed out initially by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court and the Court of Appeals.

The monetary penalty slapped on Fermin would serve as her only bailout to avoid serving the jail sentence issued by the court, which sentenced her to a minimum of three months to a maximum of one year, eight months and twenty-one days.

Cristy, who used to be the publisher of the now defunct showbiz magazine Gossip, repeatedly contested that she had no hand in the article published on June 14, 1995. The article tackled Anabelle's case filed in the United States. She also said that the article was not damaging against its subject.

The high court said the articles, written by a member of her reportorial team, fueled "speculations" that Ms. Rama, along with her husband, was hiding in the United States to evade the estafa charges filed by a certain Ligaya Santos.

This, after a warrant of arrest was already issued.

The articles also went to note that they could not just go there since there were more estafa cases waiting for them there.

The high court, however, junked Fermin's plea and noted that by admitting she was the chairperson and president of the said publication, she was actually on top of everything and was aware of all the articles being put out.

The verdict, as written in a national daily, stated: "Petitioner's criminal guilt should be affirmed, whether or not she had actual knowledge and participation, having furnished the means of carrying on the publication of the article purportedly prepared by the members of the Gossip reportorial team, who are employees under her control and supervision."

In a phone interview with GMA News, Fermin said she has accepted the court's decision and her relationship with the Gutierrez family is okay now.


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Naka-Gold na ang album na ginawa nina Boy Abunda (Love Life: Life Songs and Life Stories With Boy Abunda), at Gretchen Barretto, ang Unexpected, mula sa Star Records.

Ang Love Life ni Boy ay special collection ng mga kanta at kuwentuhan, featuring 10 tracks of inspiring, uplifting songs at conversations with his Nanay Lesing at closest friends sa showbiz like Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Makisig Morales at Sharlene San Pedro, Erik Santos, at Kris Aquino.

Maririnig sa album na `yon ang mga kantang Now and For­ever ni Martin, When You Wish Upon a Star ni Aiza Seguerra, Childhood ni Raki Vega, Tears in Heaven ni Kris Lawrence, Don’t Worry Be Happy ni Niccolo, Time After Time ng Destiny’s Dolls, Song For Mama ni Charice Pempengco, You Changed My Life in a Moment ni Ogie Alcasid, at It’s My Turn ni Erik Santos at Raki Vega.

Si Gretchen ay hindi nagpatalo sa pagkanta ng mga awiting tulad ng Please Don’t Ask Me, A House is Not a Home, Moon River, An Affair to Remember, More Than You’ll Eve­r Know, More, I Will, An Unexpected Song, All the Things You Are, Love Me For What I Am, at Ikaw Lamang.

American Idol 7: Top 9 Performance - Who Got Kicked Off?

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Click inside to find out which contestant got stripped off of tonight’s American Idol.

Dolly Parton performs "Jesus and Gravity" (Watch here)
Group song - Dolly Parton’s “9-5″ (Watch here)
Group song - Run DMC’s “It’s Tricky” (
Watch here)
The Clark Brothers perform “This Little Light” (
Watch here)
Ramiele is Voted Off (Watch here)

AGA MUHLACH and ANNE CURTIS Together for the First Time

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These photo, the first ever to be released, showing Aga Muhlach and Anne Curtis in Boracay during the first shooting day of Love Begins... with One Hello, a joint venture between Star Cinema and Viva Films slated for a late April release.

Written and directed by Joey Javier Reyes, Love Begins is a love story between two people who avoid commitment.

It’s Aga’s first movie after the hit Star Cinema romance-drama A Love Story, with Maricel Soriano and Angelica Panganiban.

SARAH CHRISTOPHERS - UNO Magazine April 2008 Cover Girl

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Filipino-Australian Sarah Christophers is back in town. And yes, she is gracing the April 2008 cover of Uno Magazine.

Sarah was last seen on ABS-CBN 2's defunct weekly teen show "Berks"and this gig with Uno seems to be a comeback of sorts for this grown-up sexy actress.

PRISCILLA MEIRELLES is Playboy Philippines’ First Covergirl

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Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles, who is currently a kapamilya star, was chosen by Playboy Philippines to be its covergirl for its maiden issue.

Playboy Philippines launches on April 2nd at the Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City, and its editor in chief, Beting Laygo Dolor, insists that the first issue is a “good read”, even if it does not feature any nudity. Circulation for Playboy magazine has declined internationally, with stiff (no pun intended) competition from FHM and Maxim. He is touting Playboy Philippines is a “lifestyle magazine for mature, successful men and women”.

This is the 25th international edition of the popular men’s magazine, which debuted more than 50 years ago. The Philippine edition of Playboy will have its own version of “playmate of the month” and it will feature articles and fictional stories by some of the country’s renowned writers.

The Philippines is mostly Roman Catholic, and watchdog groups have even filed criminal charges against those affiliated with movies and publications that show nudity, which is probably a big reason why Playboy Philippines did not go the raunchier route. Sorry guys!


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The story of Brian Gorrell, the Australian gay socialite who was, according to him, swindelled by his Filipino boyfriend the amount of US$ 70,000.00 or PhP 2,905,000.00 ($1=P41.5), has hit cyberspace, the dailies and now national television.

TV Patrol’s correspondent Gigi Grande reported about Brian’s campaign for justice through his blog.

According to Brian "The exposure of my story on television has given my experience validity and the credibility it deserves.

Thank you ABS-CBN for looking closely at my facts and acting accordingly. Being interviewed was strange. But the film crew was beautiful and made the entire thing very easy.

I am a very private person. But I am happy with the outcome.

Gigi was very good to me, as was her assistant. Thank you Gigi for treating this story with respect and consi­-deration."

See video report below:

Video courtesy of: starmometerdotcom

Claudine Baretto, Judy Ann Santos, Ruffa Gutierrez and Gretchen Baretto - This Year's Most Beautiful

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Kapamilya queens Claudine Barretto, Judy Ann Santos, Ruffa Gutierrez and Gretchen Barretto are on the cover of Preview Magazine's April issue. This coincides with the launch of this year's Pantene's Most Beautiful.

The four women geared up their animal instincts by wearing leopard print garments which is very “in” nowadays.

Is RICHARD GUTIERREZ Really Transferring to ABS-CBN?

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Richard Gutierrez is indeed the most treasured artist of GMA-7. Sa katunayan, balitang sya ang highest paid star of the Kapuso network and, more importantly, ang pinanghahawakan niya ay isang guaranteed contract. A guaranteed contract is the premium contract. It means he must have a regular show (a certain number of shows for some) at kung wala, babayaran pa rin siya ng istasyon of the amount he should get kung mayroon siya. Kapalit nito is Richard's exclusivity na hindi siya puwedeng makita o mag-guest sa ABS-CBN.

Reportedly, any show of Richard na ipalalabas muli, babayaran din siya ulit ng network. Kung kaya't kung sakaling magdesisyon ang GMA-7 na i-replay ang Mulawin, for example, may panibagong bayad daw na matatanggap si Richard.

It was already written several times that Richard is part of the creative group that will conceptualize his next primetime soap for GMA-7 after Kamandag ends. He is the first star to be able to be given that privilege sa GMA-7. Only the likes of Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, and Dolphy ang may ganitong pribiliheyo sa ABS-CBN na makasama sila sa pagbuo pa lang ng concept of their shows.

Richard is also an exclusive star of GMA Films, the first to be signed up by the film arm of the Kapuso network. Sumunod na lang sa kanya sina Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, at Dingdong Dantes in that order.

But Richard's guaranteed contract is expiring on May 26—some say 27 and other say 28—of this year.

Now, we hear whispers at presscons and we read blind items in tabloids that Richard might move to ABS-CBN. Walang halos gustong magsalita sa kahit na sinong malapit kay Richard tungkol sa usap-usapang ito. Kung mayroon man, naniniguro muna sila na hindi sila maku-quote or mapapangalan.

"Palagi namang may ganyang balita kay Richard," sagot ng isang malapit sa actor.

Pinasagot lang namin ng simpleng yes or no ang aming unang kausap kung may offer ba ang ABS-CBN kay Richard.

"Wala nang bago diyan. Palagi namang may ganyang balita. Sa dami ng big stars ngayon, si Richard pa ba ang hindi oo-offer-an ng ABS?" sagot nito.

This time though, mas maraming slant and reasoning kung bakit lumalakas ang usapan.

Una, may tampuhan na naman daw sa pagitan ng kampo ni Richard at ng GMA-7. Ikalawa, nasa ABS-CBN ang mga pinakamahahalagang babae sa buhay ni Richard ngayon—si KC Concepcion, na balitang nililigawan niya; si Angel Locsin na original partner niya sa GMA-7; at pati na rin si Ruffa Gutierrez, ang kanyang ate.

Ang puno't dulo ngayon sa sinasabing tampuhan ay ang hindi raw paglagay ng image ni Richard sa unang batch ng summer plug ng GMA-7. Balitang nag-cut short ng two days si Richard from his last U.S. trip—where he received a Visionary Award—just to make it to the summer plug.

Naayos na ito sa sumunod na plug. But as our second source explained,
"The damage has been done."

Another unwritten tampo was when Richard attended the birthday party of GMA-7 president Atty. Felipe Gozon. Bukod-tanging si Richard lang daw ang hindi ipinakita sa mga video na naglabasan about this party.

We asked back na napakasimpleng problema nito para ilipat agad si Richard sa ABS-CBN. Another source sent us a text message for another explanation: There is an offer "too good to refuse" and Richard's mother and manager, Annabelle Rama, is seriously considering this.

If ever, Richard's move to ABS-CBN could spell a lot of changes, particularly sa Kapamilya network, home of several matinee idols from the superstars Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Sam Milby, Diether Ocampo, and Jericho Rosales to the upcoming ones like Jake Cuenca and Gerald Anderson. They will all have to give way to the king of GMA-7 primetime.

Ikalawa, KC will no longer be partnered to anyone but to Richard habang may side possibility pa ring mag-reunion ang dating magka-love team na sina Richard at Angel. Puwede nang matuloy ang Richard-KC movie solely produced by Star Cinema, unless hindi pa tapos ni Richard ang kanyang GMA Films contract which is all together separate from his expiring GMA network contract.

On the GMA-7 side naman, Richard's departure, if ever, could be a gain to the other leading men of Kapuso network, ‘tulad nang nangyari noon sa pag-alis ni Angel at sa pag-angat ni Marian Rivera.

Richard's possible move will also definitely affect the other wards of Ms. Rama, tulad nina JC de Vera na may guaranteed contract din and sisters Ehra and Michelle Madrigal who just recently signed up with GMA-7 but on a per show contract. This has happened sa mga alaga ni Becky Aguila noon nang inilipat niya si Angel sa ABS-CBN.

But then, at present, walang gustong ma-quote directly kung may ganito ngang scenario na nangyayari. Although another source is very firm sa sagot niya, "Hindi ililipat ni Annabelle si Richard sa ABS. Gagawa ng paraan ang GMA para hindi makawala sa kanila si Richard, just like what they did noon kay Regine Velasquez."

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"We're Just Playmates" - CHRISTINE REYES (on Her Relationship with Willie Revillame)

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Naghihintay sa production office ng Wowowee si Cristine Reyes nung makausap siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at linawin ang isyung kinagat ni Willie Revillame ang kanyang paa. Marami rin ang nakakita sa palibot ng ABS-CBN compound na naghahabulan sila ni Willie.

"Hindi, ah. Hindi naman paa," paglilinaw ni Cristine. "Luku-luko, e."

We asked kung nagkapeklat ba yung kagat sa kanya ni Willie.

"Hindi. Okey naman. Kaya ko nga hinabol kasi masakit, e," sagot agad ng ex-Kapuso.

Bakit nga pala siya kinagat ni Willie?

"Ewan ko. Ano lang yun, naghaharutan lang kami. Ganun lang talaga kami."


Hindi ba nagalit ang ex-boyfriend niyang si Dennis Trillo na nakipagharutan siya kay Willie?

"Bakit naman siya magagalit?" balik-tanong ni Cristine sa amin.

May bali-balita kasi na mag-on na ulit sila ni Dennis?

"Hindi, ah. Hindi na," paglilinaw ni Cristine.

Hoping to get more out of Cristine, tinanong namin siya, "Ano na ba ang real score sa inyo?" We didn't specify kung sino yung kasama niya sa "inyo."

"Nino po? Dalawa kasi sila, e," sabay banat ng salbaheng tawa ni Cristine.

Si Willie, sabi namin.

"Real score? Basta okey lang kami magkasama."

From the scale of one to ten, ano ang score ni Willie para sa kanya?

"Parang ang hirap sagutin niyan dahil ano... Ayoko, ayoko. Kasi baka kapag nagbigay ako [ng sagot]
sasabihin, ‘on' na. Kaya ayokong sumagot."

Ano ang maitatawag niya sa relasyon nila ni Willie?

"Wala lang. Playmates? Yeah—joke!"

May "mutual understanding" o M.U. na ba sila ni Willie?

"Hindi, friends lang talaga kami," mabilis na sagot ng dalaga.

Nalilito ang iba kung sino ba talaga kina Willie at Dennis ang gusto niya. May nakakita raw kay Cristine na kasama niya nung Holy Week si Dennis. At sa unang araw ng bagong bihis ng studio ng Wowowee, nandun din si Cristine.

"Hindi ko kasama si Dennis. Kasama ko, family ko. Yung kapatid ko...hiwalay kami, e," tukoy ni Cristine tungkol sa sinasabing balita na magkasama sila ni Dennis.

"Kung nalilito sila, e, di bahala sila magsabi ng kung anu-ano. Basta wala naman akong commitment sa isang tao."

Kanino ba siya mas enjoy, sa piling ni Willie o ni Dennis?

"Basta mas masaya po ako ngayon. Masaya ako sa sarili ko," paniniguro ni Cristine.

Ano nga ba ang rason ng pagiging masaya ni Cristine ngayon?

"Basta masaya ako ngayon. At mas sasaya pa ako kung magiging Kapamilya na ako."

Sa huling sinabing ito ni Cristine, naging curious kami kung ano na nga ba ang status ng pagiging Kapamilya niya?

"Wala pa, e. Hanging pa rin."

May balitang nagpadala na raw ng letter ang GMA sa ABS-CBN na nagbibigay ng warning tungkol sa pagkuha kay Cristine.

"Ako, nagpadala ako ng letter sa kanila [GMA-7]," paglilinaw ni Cristine. "Yung letter ng GMA sa ABS-CBN, matagal na yun. Ako, [may ipinadala]
recently lang."

Ano naman ang nilalaman ng letter?

"Ano po, parang formality lang na humihingi ako ng release. Pero...although pwede naman akong maging Kapamilya na. Kaya lang gusto ko talaga, formality. Kaya puro guesting-guesting muna ako."

Tinanong ng PEP kung kelan niya ipinadala ang letter niya.

"Nung Thursday po [March 20]," sagot agad ni Cristine.
"Sabi ko, parang...hayaan nila ako na ma-experience ito. I mean...basta lahat doon sa letter."

Paano kung hindi nga siya makalipat sa Dos at tuluyan na siyang ma-freeze sa Siyete?

"Wala akong magagawa."

May ideya ba si Cristine kung ano ang nilalaman ng sulat na ipinadala ng GMA-7 sa ABS-CBN?

"Ano po, parang mabi-breach of contract daw po ako. Para sa akin kasi, tapos na yung kontrata ko [with GMA-7]. Bakit ako mabi-breach of contract? ‘Tsaka wala pa akong pinipirmahan."

Gusto ba niyang maging Kapamilya para maging "Kapamilya" si Willie?

"Bata pa ako, 19 pa lang ako. May mga pangarap pa ako sa buhay. Trabaho muna."

Ano na ang balita sa Eva Fonda, 16?

"Actually yun nga, nalulungkot na ako kasi gustung-gusto ko nang mag-start, e. Kung wala talaga, mag-iisip na lang kami ng ibang way," malungkot na tapos ni Cristine.

LANI MISALUCHA Voted Best Singer in 27th Annual Best of Las Vegas

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Filipina singer Lani Misalucha, dubbed Asia's Nightingale, was voted Best Singer in the recently concluded 27th annual Best of Las Vegas poll. Conducted by The Las Vegas Review-Journal, almost 8,000 total votes were cast and tallied in this year's poll. There were two picks for best singer; the readers’ pick was Celine Dion and the staff pick was Lani Misalucha.

Misalucha holds shows at the Flamingo Las Vegas with the veteran Hawaiian variety troupe Society of Seven otherwise known as SOS.

She is also the first Asian to headline in a main showroom of the Las Vegas strip. She will perform there together with SOS till April 13.

American Idol 7: Top 9 'Dolly Parton' Performance Night

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Theme: Dolly Parton Week

Brooke White - “Jolene” (Watch here)
David Cook - “Little Sparrow” (Watch here)
Ramiele Malubay - “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” (Watch here)
Jason Castro - “Travellin' Thru” (Watch here)
Carly Smithson - “Here You Come Again” (Watch here)
David Archuleta - “Smokey Mountain Memories” (Watch here)
Kristy Lee Cook - “Coat of Many Colors” (Watch here)
Syesha Mercado - “I Will Always Love You” (Watch here)
Michael Johns - “It's All Wrong, But It's All Right” (Watch here)


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Philippine Consulate in New York Urges Filipino-Americans to Vote for Ramiele Malubay

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Yes, American Idol is of national importance in the Philippines. But who wouldn't???

(Where was the Nigerian Consulate for Chikezie???)

Dear Friends in Media and Community:

Please find below letter of Mr. Joseph Zing requesting for assistance in promoting Ramiele Malubay - the Filipina contestant on Americal Idol.

Your support to our very own kababayan would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Philippine Consulate General New York

* * *
The Honorable Ms.Rebong:

We write to your honorable office asking for your valuable help in promoting and supporting your very own Ramiele Malubay - the Filipina contestant on American Idol.

She has the talent and charisma to reach all the way to the top. However, as she struggles against insurmountable odds, she needs the very committed support of her fellow countrymen in this battle. In fact, she is the only genuine Amateur competing against seasoned professionals.

Any help your office can extend will be greatly appreciated by her committed fans, including the thousands of Filipinos living here in the USA and in the Philippines. Should you have the time, please visit her official fan site at

Thank you very much for whatever manner of assistance you may be able to extend to her.


Joseph Zing

Source: rickeydotorg

3 Pinoys Make It To Australia’s "So You Think You Can Dance"

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3 Filipino-Australians made it to the Down Under’s edition of So You Think You Can Dance. The hit reality show is like American Idol for dancers and Australia bought the franchise from Fremantle Media for its local version. From thousands who auditioned, 10 girls and 10 guys made it to the final cut including 2 pinays and one pinoy!

The 3 Filipinos who made it to the Top 20 are:
Rhiannon Villareal
Joel De Carteret
Demi Sorono
So You Think You Can Dance - Australia is already half-way of its first season as half of the Top 20 were eliminated in previous episodes. Our very own Joel de Carteret has just been eliminated last week, however, Demi and Rhiannon made it to the Top 10 and still in the running to win the title of Australia’s most favorite dancer.

Know more about Joel de Carteret.
Know more about
Demi Soronon.
Know more about
Rhiannon Villareal.

KC CONCEPCION Working on Her First Music Album

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KC Concepcion is now a multi-hyphenate. She started out as a commercial model, and later tried her hand at theater and television acting. Now, she's giving recording a shot, via her still untitled debut album under Sony BMG. This album will be released in May 2008.

KC's participated in the whole creative process of making the album. She's proud of what the album will become.

"Maganda po 'yong feel ng album kasi gusto naming mangyari 'yong music niya—‘pag bumiyabiyahe kayo or long road trip—‘yon ang nilalagay n'yo sa CD player n'yo. Para siyang easy listening na very relaxed, very masarap pakinggan. Hindi siya bumibirit, hindi siya masyadong nag-i-impose sa listener," said KC.

So far, she has recorded about one fourth of the whole album. It will offer some originals and revivals, like a Top 40 popularized by Barbadian singer Rihanna.

"Gumawa kami ng bagong version ng ‘Umbrella' na very ethereal, pinatong-patungan namin ng vocals ko. Umiba 'yong tunog ng ‘Umbrella' dito. Ballad pa rin po siya, parang naging very mystical siya."

There are also some hit songs from the '80s and early '90s. "We also have ‘Just Can't Get Enough,' ‘80s, na ang tumugtog po don Pinikpikan. And we have ballads like ‘It Must Have Been Love' at marami pang iba mga Tagalog songs na surprise. One is from my favorite artist Joey Ayala, na favorite song ko from his collection."

Her mom Sharon Cuneta has listened to some of the raw tracks that KC has recorded so far. "Nasa iPod po niya [‘yong songs], pero hindi pa kasi tapos. Every time naririnig namin, meron kaming gustong idagdag or bawasan. Marami pang mangyayaring mixing, so hindi pa final 'yong tracks."

What remains sure is that what KC has done in her yet-to-be-released album has pleased her mom. Says KC: "Excited siya at gusto niya 'yong mga kanta."

BRITNEY SPEARS Delivered the Highest Rating Ever for "How I Met Your Mother"

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The first television appearance of Britney Spears in the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother” drove up a record-breaking 10.62 million viewers for the series according to Nielsen Media Research.

The figure is up more than 1 million viewers from the week before, and some 2.4 million from what the sitcom averaged before the season was upended by the Hollywood writers strike.

Monday’s much-awaited telecast also generated the largest audience between the ages of 18 and 49 in the show’s three-year history.

Watch the video clip of How I Met Your Mother - All Britney Spears parts:

2008 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award Winners

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The big winner as almost anyone could have predicted in this year's Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award (KCA) is teen sensation Miley Cyrus who took home awards for Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Female Singer.

Here is the KCA Winners as Voted on by Kids:

* Favorite TV Show: Drake and Josh
* Favorite Reality Show: American Idol
* Favorite TV Actor: Drake Bell
* Favorite TV Actress: Miley Cyrus
* Favorite Cartoon: Avatar: The Last Airbender
* Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks
* Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
* Favorite Movie Actress: Jessica Alba
* Favorite Animated Movie: Ratatouille
* Favorite Animated Voice: Eddie Murphy (Shrek The Third)
* Favorite Music Group: The Jonas Brothers
* Favorite Song: “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne
* Favorite Female Singer: Miley Cyrus
* Favorite Male Singer: Chris Brown
* Favorite Male Athlete: Tony Hawk
* Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
* Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
* Favorite Video Game: Madden NFL 2008
* Wannabe Award: Cameron Diaz

Vote For FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2008

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Yes, it's back! Who will top the FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women list this time? Will it be Katrina Halili (possibly her 3rd time in a row?), Angel Locsin (revenge!), Ehra Madrigal, Angelica Panganiban, Bianca King or another girl will surprise us?!....which goes by the name of Marian Rivera.

Voting period is from April 1 to June 15 only.

How to vote? Here's how:
2. Or thru your mobile phone:

1. The FHM 100 Sexiest poll is open to all Smart, Globe, Sun, Talk N’ Text and Addict Mobile subscribers.
2. To vote, the texter must text in FHM100 and send to 2948. Example: FHM100 Marian Rivera. Texting of votes costs P2.50 for Smart, Talk N’ Text, Globe and Addict Mobile while P2.00 for Sun.
3. 1 text vote = 5 entries
4. To get a complete list of all keywords, text FHM100 to 2948.
5. Send all keywords to 2948 for Smart, Globe, Sun, Talk N’ Text and Addict Mobile subscribers.

GMA 7's PINOY IDOL Premiers on April 5, Saturday

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All systems go for the premiere of Pinoy Idol, the Philippines franchise of the no. 1 tv program in the land! The pilot episode is going to be aired this Saturday, April 5, 2008, on GMA 7 Kapuso network, right after Pinoy Records.

As part of the upcoming pilot episode of Pinoy Idol on GMA 7, SOP Constellation of Stars performed a medley of Idol songs by Carrie Underwood to Clay Aiken, from Guy Sebastian to Chris Daughtry. And the finale - the wildly popular “I Am Your Brother” by Filipino-American Reynaldo Lapuz (Pambihira!).

Jaya - I Believe by Fantasia Barrino
Kyla - This is My Now by Jordin Sparks
Regine Velasquez - Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood
Janno Gibbs - Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks
Ogie Alcasid - Angels Brought Me Here by Guy Sebastian
Jay-R - Home by Chris Daughtry
Jolina Magdangal - A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

(Jay-R and Jolina Magdangal’s part were not included in the video)

Fit ‘n Right Got 2B Fit Challenge 2008 Winners

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JR Marfori and Julie Puentenegra bested 8 other finalists to become the fit, fab, firm, and famous ambassadors of Del Monte Fit ‘n Right Got 2B Fit Challenge 2008.

Male Goldilocks Go Lite Special Winner:
JR Marfori
Before: 221 lbs.
Now: 194 lbs.

Female Goldilocks Go Lite Special Winner:
Julie Puentenegra
Before: 156 lbs.
Now: 141 lbs.

The Non-Winning Finalists:
Male Contestants
Alex Lindenberg
Jim Oller
Elmer Sanga
John Seprado

Female Contestants
Joanne Ignacio
Angel Landayan
Amy Macuto
Gayle Valencia

GERALD ANDERSON Chosen to Play JULIAN in the Pinoy Version of "My Girl"

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Binigyan ng solo presscon ng ABS-CBN ang young actor na si Gerald Anderson para sa official announcement ng pagkakapili sa kanya bilang leading man ni Kim Chiu na gaganap sa kauna-unahanang Koreanovela franchise na gagawan ng Pinoy version ng Kapamilya network, ang My Girl. This is another first na handog ng ABS-CBN sa kasaysayan ng telebisyon sa buong Asya.

Iba-iba ang pangalan na lumutang kung sino ang magiging kapareha ni Kim sa My Girl pagkatapos i-announce sa presscon ng "Dream Big Kapamilya"—to launch the new seasons of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus at Pinoy Dream Academy—na si Kim ang gaganap bilang Jasmine na lead sa naturang Koreanovela.

Pero nilinaw ng executive at business unit head ng ABS-CBN na si Mr. Deo Endrinal sa presscon na bago pa man i-announce na si Kim na ang napili nila para sa My Girl, napagdesisyunan na rin nila that time na si Gerald ang makakapareha niya at gaganap bilang 21-year-old na si Julian. Hindi lang daw nila agad in-announce na kasama rin si Gerald sa My Girl dahil presscon nga ni Kim 'yon para sa Dream Big Kapamilya shows.

"Happy po ako siyempre and excited din ako. It's my first time kasi. Oh, I have to go through some workshop para mag-mature ang acting ko and internally na rin," sabi ni Gerald sa interview.

Sinimulan na rin daw ni Gerald na panoorin ang Korean version ng My Girl and so far, nasa seventh episode na siya.

"It's very good. I really like Julian's character. He's very strong and affectionate also," sambit ng young actor.

Sinorpresa naman si Gerald ni Kim nang umapir din ang young actress sa solo presscon ng ka-love team. Natanong tuloy si Gerald kung ano ang ireregalo niya sa nalalapit na 18th birthday ni Kim sa April 19.

"Surprise," ngiti ni Gerald. "Basta malalaman din ninyo 'yon."

Anytime now ay magsisimula na sina Gerald at Kim sa taping ng My Girl, na nakatakdang ipalabas sa May. Pero sa April, mauunang ipalabas ang isa pang show ng pares na pagbibidahan ni Claudine Barretto, ang Maligno.

"Hindi sila mag-overlap," paniniguro ni Gerald.

KATRINA HALILI has a New Coffee Table Book

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Aminado ang sexy young actress na si Katrina Halili na isang malaking sugal ang kanyang pagpu-produce ng sarili niyang coffeetable book. Dito, ipapakita niya raw ang lahat ng kanyang makakakaya bilang isang sexy model. Pangarap daw kasi ni Katrina ang ma-feature sa ganitong klaseng babasahin.

“Kasi nung bata pa ako, mahilig akong tumingin ng magazines. Tapos ngayon nagshu-shoot ako na ako ng FHM, ‘tapos nakahiligan ko na rin siya. Naisip ko, bakit hindi ko gawin,” kuwento ni Katrina sa GMA News.

Boracay Island ang napiling location ni Katrina sa kanyang unang layout. Sa isang cove malapit sa Station 1 ng Bora naganap ang pictorial. Hindi maikakaila na nakikipagsabayan ang kaseksihan ni Katrina sa ganda ng lokasyon.

Isang sea goddess at isang socialite shipwreck survivor ang drama ni Katrina sa kanyang unang mga layout.


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Can’t get enough of this season’s “King of Briefs”?

YILMAZ BEKTAS Reportedly Dating 2006 Miss Universe ZULEYKA MENDOZA

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Matagal-tagal na ring walang naririnig mula sa estranged Turkish husband ni Ruffa Gutierrez na si Yilmaz Bektas pagkatapos niyang bisitahin ang asawa at ang kanilang dalawang anak dito sa Pilipinas noong August 2007.

Pero ngayong linggo ay lumabas sa mga pahayagan at magazines sa Turkey, kagaya ng Hurriyet, na may bagong babaeng idini-date si Yilmaz. Ang bagong babae sa buhay ng Turkish businessman, ayon sa mga reports, ay si Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza—ang 2006 Miss Universe mula sa Puerto Rico.

Sa isang issue ng Hurriyet ay may artikulo tungkol sa relasyon nina Yilmaz at ng 20 years old na si Zuleyka. Nabanggit din ang pangalan ni Ruffa, ang 1994 Miss World 2nd Runner-up, na asawa nga ng Turkish businessman. Sa kasalukuyan ay inaayos na nina Yilmaz at Ruffa ang kanilang divorce upang mapawalang-bisa ang kanilang kasal.

Kasama rin sa naturang artikulo ang isang solo picture ni Zuleyka at dalawang litrato na magkasama sila ni Yilmaz na tila kuha sa isang party. Sa isang larawan ay parehong naninigarilyo ng tobacco sina Yilmaz at Zuleyka, samantalang sa isa naman ay tila may ibinubulong si Yilmaz kay Zuleyka habang hawak-hawak ng Turkish businessman ang leeg ng dating Miss Universe.

Pagkatapos ng kanyang reign bilang Miss Universe, susubukan naman ngayon ni Zuleyka ang mundo ng pag-arte bilang television actress. Kasama siya sa Telemundo soap opera na Dame Chocolate.

Pagkatapos lumabas ng balitang ito tungkol kina Yilmaz at Zuleyka, marami ang nagtatanong kung alam na ito ni Ruffa. Ayon sa mga nakapaligid sa TV host-actress ay alam na ito ni Ruffa at ng kanyang pamilya.

Ayon sa malalapit na kaibigan ni Ruffa, naiyak ang TV host-actress nang mabalitaang may girlfriend na si Yilmaz.

Nag-aalala ang mga kaibigan ni Ruffa na baka sa mga bagong pangyayaring ito ay magkabalikan pa ang mag-asawa. Sabi nila, ganun daw kasi talaga ang ugali ni Yilmaz. Pinapagselos lang nito si Ruffa sa pamamagitan ng pagpapakita na may iba nang babae sa buhay niya bilang pang-akit ulit sa asawa.

Kung si Yilmaz ay may bago nang minamahal, sa tingin naman ng mga kaibigan ni Ruffa, ay wala pa ring ipinapalit ang TV host-actress sa kanyang asawa ng ilang taon.

Pero kung meron namang natutuwa sa balitang tungkol sa relasyon diumano nina Yilmaz at Zuleyka, ito ay walang iba kundi ang ina ni Ruffa na si Annabelle Rama. Hindi naman kaila sa lahat ang kagustuhan ni Annabelle na tuluyan nang iwanan ng kanyang anak si Yilmaz.

Inaamin pa nga ni Annabelle sa mga malalapit sa kanya na araw-araw niyang ipinagdadasal sa Sto. NiƱo niya na huwag nang balikan ni Ruffa si Yilmaz. At ang isang paraan na nakikita niya upang mangyari ito ay ang makahanap ng ibang pag-ibig si Yilmaz, na tila nagkaroon na ng katuparan ngayon.

Tungkol naman sa mga anak nina Ruffa at Yilmaz na sina Lorin at Venice, ayon sa malalapit na kaibigan ng TV host-actress, tila hindi na nabibigyan ni Yilmaz ng atensiyon, panahon, at suporta ang mga bata. Ayon sa mga kaibigan ni Ruffa, ito raw ang ikinalulungkot ni Ruffa.

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PBB Teen Edition Plus Housemate's Guardians Enter the Big Brother House

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As what Lauren Dyogi announced as a first in any Big Brother shows around the world, the guardians of the 14 teen housemates of PBB Teen Edition Plus entered the house but in a separate location. Big Brother’s first reminder for them: if any one of them quit, go outside the house for medical reasons or any other reason not mentioned in their agreement, their corresponding teen housemate will be evicted automatically.

Carina - Mommy ni Beauty
Rose - Mommy ni Rona
Sandy - Mommy ni Nicole
Ningning - Mommy ni Linda
Gerry - Daddy ni Jieriel
Boy - Daddy ni Robi
Anna - Tita ni Josef
Ike - Tatay ni Jolas
My Love - Mommy ni Nan
Erning - Tatay ni Ejay
Violy - Pangalawang Nanay ni Valerie
Jinky - Mommy ni Priscilla
Minda - Mommy ni Alex
John - Kevin’s Dad

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