TONI GONZAGA, Bagong ‘Bomba Queen’?

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Hindi na raw talaga maawat si Toni Gonzaga, dahil heto nga at bagama’t pitong taon pa lang siya sa showbiz, iba’t ibang klaseng titulo na ang ibinibigay sa kanya.

Sa presscon ng ika-3rd album niya mula sa Star Records, ang Love Is…Toni Gonzaga, kahapon sa 9501 resto ng Channel 2, panibagong titulo na naman ang ibinigay kay Toni.

Sabi, si Toni na raw ang karapat-dapat tawaging Most Certified Platinum Star.

Tanong kay Toni, mas type ba niya ang title na Most Certified Platinum Star, o mas feel niyang matawag siyang The Ultimate Multimedia Star?

Ay! Hindi ko alam. Parang hindi ko alam kung alin ang type ko. Ang hirap namang mamili.

Hindi ko talaga alam. It’s not for me to decide, dahil hindi ba, ang mga tao naman ang nagbibigay ng mga title sa mga artista.

“Kung ako ang papipiliin, kahit ano, okey sa akin.

“Huwag lang Bomba Star! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

“Kahit anong star, huwag lang ‘yon.

“Huwag ding sexy star, hindi po bagay. Parang comatose na ang level ko kapag ganu’n na ang title ko. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” sabi ni Toni.

Bakit ayaw niyang matawag na sexy star, samantalang sa mga pictures at mga show niya nga­yon, puro pa-sexy ang ginagawa niya.

Panay nga ang pakita niya ng legs niya, at ng likod niya. Paiksi nang paiksi ang mga sinusuot niya.

“Wow! Kailangan ‘yon, eh.

“It comes with the time. Maturity rin. Nagma-mature na rin ang body ko, habang nagma-mature ang mga songs ko,” say niya.

Hindi ba nagrereklamo si direk Paul Soriano sa papaiksi nang papaiksing damit niya?

“Hindi naman talaga ako nagpapa-sexy. Kaya ko lang naman ginawa ‘yung mga leg showing, dahil concert ko ‘yon, para naman maiba sa mga ginagawa ko sa TV.

“When it comes to that, hindi naman namin dini-discuss, kasi alam naman niya (boyfriend niyang si Paul)
na hindi ako gagawa ng isang bagay na hindi ko pinag-iisipang mabuti, na alam kong makakasira sa akin.

At saka, ‘pag nagsusuot ako ng mga seksing damit, ano naman, not to the point na mababastos na ako!” pahayag ni Toni.

Pero sa totoo lang, bagay na bagay kay Toni ang magsuot ng mga damit na seksi, dahil seksi naman talaga siya. Dapat din niyang ipakita ang legs niya, dahil bukod sa maganda ang shape noon, makinis na makinis pa ito.

Ang picture na gina­mit nga niya para sa co­ver ng kanyang album, mapagkakamalan mong naka-stockings siya, dahil sobrang kinis ng kanyang legs.

Wala talagang stockings diyan, pro­mise! Tanong niyo po sa photographer ko, wala talaga.

Kaya namin ipina­kita ‘yan, kasi ‘yun ‘yung time na may hinanakit ako, dahil hindi PALABAN... ako nakapag-summer vacation. So, nu’ng summer lahat tan, ako lang ang maputi.

Sa opening ng PBB Teen Edition Plus, lahat sila tan, ako hindi. So, nag-spray-spray ako ng pang-tan. Peke ang tan ko. Maputi talaga ako.

So, ganiyan talaga ang kulay niya. Maputi talaga,” nangingiting kuwento pa ni Toni.

Siyanga pala, kasama sa album ni Toni ang mga kantang Incapable, You’re in love, If I Give You My Heart, Take Me, I’ll Follow You, Insensitive, Steep, I’ve Been Waiting, at Someone’s Always Saying Goodbye. Ang kantang One Hello ang carrier single ng Love Is…Toni Gonzaga.

Source: Sermino, Abante

Fil-Am Singer JASMINE VILLEGAS Brings Significant Talent to Philippine Showbiz

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Sino ang mag-aakalang ang 14-year-old Fil-Am na si Jasmine Villegas ay isa palang mahusay na singer? Jasmine stands only 4' 11" and weighs 90 pounds, pero kapag umawit na siya ay marami siyang tataluning mas established female singers.

Mula sa San Jose, California, marami nang pinahanga si Jasmine sa maraming cities sa U.S. bilang paghahanda para sa isang matagumpay na singing career.

Inihahalintulad ang vocal range and sound ni Jasmine sa mga diva na sina Alicia Keys at Whitney Houston. At kagulat-gulat na hindi kumuha ng formal voice lessons si Jasmine, pero ang kanyang natural vocal flair ay patuloy na nahahasa habang pinagbubuti niya ang napili niyang larangan—ang mundo ng musika.

Isang programa sa telebisyon ang inihahanda para kay Jasmine na home-schooled mula pa sa ikatlong baitang ng elementarya. Naniniwala ang mga taong malapit kay Jasmine—na ang pagkakakilala ng marami ay "an angel with an old soul"—na higit na malayo pa ang mararating ni Jasmine, hindi lamang dahil sa kanyang boses kundi pati na rin sa kanyang angking karisma.

Ang ilan sa mga maipagmamalaking performances ni Jasmine ay ang partisipasyon niya sa mga sumusunod na events: ang pagkanta ng National Anthem ng Amerika sa laro ng Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Golden State Warriors, pati na rin sa mga labanang Winky Wright vs Jermain Taylor boxing fight, Paul Williams vs Antonio Margarito boxing fight, the PGA Tour.

Siya rin ang umawit ng "Star Spangled Banner" sa huling laban ni Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Marquez sa Las Vegas kung saan napanood siya nang live sa PPV ng mahigit 100 million viewers.

Labing-isang taon lamang si Jasmine ay nagtu-tour na siya at mahigit 200 shows na ang nagawa niya sa nakaraang labinwalong buwan.

Nakapag-perform na siya para sa mga educational school assembly programs sa iba't ibang dako ng Amerika. Nag-alay rin siya ng kanyang serbisyo sa pamamagitan ng kanyang talento sa mga children's non-profit organizations tulad ng Big Brother Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of America, Special Olympics, at ang Aspira Foster Care.

Ang kanyang mga pangarap at talento ay naghatid na rin kay Jasmine sa iba pang aspeto ng sining, tulad ng pagmu-modelo

May mga print advertisements na siya para sa Target National, Mary Kate and Ashley, American Girl, Levi's, Hilary Duff, Robinsons May, Macys, Mervyns, Girl Scouts, Sparklets Drinking Water, Kohls, at pati na rin sa mga commercials sa telebisyon tulad ng Chevrolet, The Dog, Kellogs, Zellers, Marshalls, and McDonald's.

Isa ring TV star si Jasmine na napanood sa TV shows sa U.S. tulad ng Disney's That's So Raven at ng Touchstone Pictures' My Wife and Kids, starring Damon Wayans.

Hinawakan din niya ang mga titulo bilang Ms. Hawaiian Tropic at Ms. Royal Essence.

Katatapos lang din niyang mag-shoot para sa pilot episode ng Disney sitcom na House Broken, spin-off ng Disney's The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, starring Brian Stepanek.

May semi-regular role din siya sa primetime show ng ABC na The Nine at guest role sa television series na Threat Matrix.

Lumabas na rin siya sa music video ni Kanye West na Jesus Walks at sa How To Deal ni Frank J.

Nais ni Jasmine na ibahagi ang kanyang talento sa Pilipinas, at ito ay siguradong magkakaroon ng katuparan sa tulong ng kanyang mga business managers na sina Eric Pineda at ang Pambansang Kamao na si Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.

So Who is BEA ALONZO's Leading Man in "BETTY LA FEA"?

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Now that it has been officially announced that Bea Alonzo will play the lead role in Yo soy Betty La Fea, the next question is who will play the character of Armando, the leading man of Betty?

Many actors dream of landing this role since he will be paired with one of the most talented actresses in the industry and the 2007 Box-Office Queen according to the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation. Armando Mendoza's character is also very interesting since he is a handsome, smart, well-educated and the president of the fashion design company Eco Moda where Betty works as his secretary. Who will be the lucky actor to capture the heart of Betty?

When Bea was asked to name her top 5 choices for the role of Armando, she listed Gabby Concepcion, Aga Muhlach, Diether Ocampo, Piolo Pascual and Jake Cuenca for the role of her leading man.

These are the men Bea personally chose for the role. But according to management, the production team has already decided on who will play her Armando. Is he one of the guys Bea chose?

Find out in other updates of Yo soy Betty La Fea.

LIGAW NA BULAKLAK to Replace Prinsesa ng Banyera; SID LUCERO is Roxanne Guinoo's Leading Man

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Over the years, Roxanne Guinoo has proven that she is more than just one of showbiz's most pretty faces by starring in various TV and movie projects. In Natutulog Ba ang Diyos and Palos, she has shown her versatility and her bankability as a showbiz personality.

Now, Roxanne takes on her most challenging role to date as Leya Alegro, the lead character in ABS-CBN's upcoming soap opera Ligaw. This daytime teleserye about the world of horses will air its pilot episode on May 26 (Monday) after Wowowee.

Roxanne, who was discovered via the talent show Star Circle Quest, has successfully evolved into a credible actress over the years. This made her clinch the plum role of Leya.

Ligaw revolves around the story of Leya, a woman desperately trying to put the pieces of her sad, complicated life together. Will she succeed or will she just open more wounds of the past?

"Ligaw is about one beautiful girl's [Leya] desire to complete herself by finding her own family, true love," says Enrico Santos, business unit head. "You will see a more daring Roxanne in Ligaw."

Roxanne will be joined by her leading men Sid Lucero (playing childhood sweetheart Billy) and VJ and Kjwan vocalist Marc Abaya (playing Francis).

This daytime teleserye will replace Prinsesa ng Banyera, which airs its final episode on May 23.

Ligaw also stars Ara Mina, Isko Moreno, Noni Buencamino, Jodi Sta. Maria, Dominic Ochoa, Chockoleit, Arlene Muhlach, Smokey Manaloto, Coco Martin, Joem Bascon, Erich Gonzales, Matteo Guidicelli, Carla Humphries, Jaymee Joaquin, among others. It is directed by Andoy Ranay.

TV RATINGS (May 13-15): Kapuso Soaps Still Rule Daytime and Primetime Race

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The afternoon soaps of GMA-7 continue to reign in the daytime race with Kaputol ng Isang Awit, Magdusa Ka, and Daisy Siete consistently occupying the top three spots from May 13 to 15.

Although Magdusa Ka slipped to second and third place after its No. 1 debut last Monday, May 12, its rating is still very close to Kaputol ng Isang Awit and Daisy Siete.

The Mexican telenovela El Cuerpo Deseo of ABS-CBN is generating more audience share, placing fifth Tuesday and Thursday before slipping to No. 7 Thursday. Eat Bulaga! remained strong at No. 4 the past three days.

Ogie Alcasid's Da Big Show was able to beat Pilipinas, Game KNB? Tuesday and Wednesday, but Edu Manzano's game show regained the upperhand Thursday.

In the primetime race, Dyesebel has weathered the stormy weather to remain in the No. 1 spot. Also strong in their respective positions in the Top 5 are Joaquin Bordado, Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita, 24 Oras, and The Singing Bee.

Regine Velasquez's new musical show, Songbird, debuted last night, May 15, with a modest 11.9 percent.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from May 13 to 15 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

May 13 (Tuesday)
Daytime:
1. Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 22.4%
2. Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) - 22.3%
3. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 22.1%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.3%
5. El Cuerpo Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 15.8%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
7. Da Big Show (GMA-7) - 14.5%
8. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
9. Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
10. SiS (GMA-7) - 10.5%

Primetime:
1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 41.5%
2. Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 36%
3. Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita (GMA-7) - 35.2%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.9%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 25%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) 23.2%
8. Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%
9. Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 20.7%
10. The Legend (GMA-7) - 18.6%

May 14 (Wednesday)
Daytime:
1. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 25.6%
2. Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 24.8%
3. Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) - 24.2%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.1%
5. El Cuerpo Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 16.8%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
7. Da Big Show (GMA-7) - 15.4%
8. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
9. Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
10. SiS (GMA-7) - 10.3%

Primetime:
1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 38.5%
2. Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 34.5%
3. Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita (GMA-7) - 33.7%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.8%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 27.9%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) 26%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
8. Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
9. Maligno (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%
10. The Legend (GMA-7) - 20.1%

May 15 (Thursday)
Daytime:
1. Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 25.1%
2. Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) - 24%
3. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 23.6%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21.1%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
7. El Cuerpo Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 14%
8. Da Big Show (GMA-7) - 12.7%
9. Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
10. SiS (GMA-7) - 10.7%

Primetime:
1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 38.7%
2. Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 36.2%
3. Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita (GMA-7) - 34.9%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 27.6%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 27.3%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) 25.4%
7. Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 24.8%
8. The Legend (GMA-7) - 23.8%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
10. Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines via PhilippinePortal

NUTAM TV Ratings - APRIL: "Dyesebel" Charms Nationwide Audience but ABS-CBN 2 Still Dominates Rating Contest

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Registering an impressive 35.7 percent rating, Marian Rivera's Dyesebel conquered the entire archipelago to lead the Top Weekday Programs in the primetime category for the month of April.

According to the Nationwide Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM) data forwarded by AGB Nielsen Media Research Philippines, the legendary Filipino mermaid bagged the top spot in the highly-contested nationwide race, considering that Dyesebel piloted only on April 28.

Closely pursuing Dyesebel's tail was ABS-CBN's new karaoke show The Singing Bee, which averaged 33.7 percent. Unlike in Mega Manila, ABS-CBN dominated the bracket with Kung Fu Kids (32.8 percent), Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin's Lobo (31.2 percent), Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (30.2 percent), and TV Patrol World (29.9 percent) all flexing their muscles to secure the second to sixth positions.

Settling for seventh spot was Robin Padilla's Joaquin Bordado via its 28.8 percent mark. Richard Gutierrez's Kamandag, on the other hand, stood closely with a 28 percent rating.

In the daytime contest, Wowowee still held the lead over Pilipinas, Game KNB? and perennial rival Eat Bulaga. For the month of April, Willie Revillame's controversial noontime show generated a comfortable 22.3 percent rating as compared to Edu Manzano's game show, which had 19.6 tally. Mega Manila darling Eat Bulaga! still can't seem to fix the nationwide puzzle as it remained planted in the third spot with 17.2 percent rating.

Interestingly, cartoons proved that they are still a force to reckon with. Collecting an identical 14.6 percent rating, Powerpuff Girls Z and the lovable Japanese character Doraemon barged inside the Top 10 to complete the roster.

The Kapamilya network bludgeoned the daytime weekend race as it dominated the competition. GMA-7's only saving grace was Eat Bulaga! which came in at No. 4 with a 17.7 percent rating to beat ABS-CBN's Your Song by a narrow margin.

Conspicuously absent from the Top 10 weekend programs are Mega Manila topraters SOP, Showbiz Central, Kap's Amazing Stories, Mel & Joey, Imbestigador, among others.

GMA-7 fared at least fairly well in the Top Weekend Programs for primetime. Michael V's Bitoy's Funniest Videos managed to nail the 5th spot overall to shatter ABS-CBN's strong showing. Occupying the top spot in the said category was Komiks Presents Kapitan Boom with 31.1 percent rating. Kapitan Boom's triumph pretty much set the tone as other Kapamilya programs—Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus, I Am KC, and Goin' Bulilit—followed suit and raked in impressive numbers to grab the top positions.

Here are the Top 10 Weekday and Weekend programs for the month of April based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen Media Research Philippines among NUTAM households:

Top Weekday Programs (Primetime)
1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 35.7%
2. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 33.7%
3. Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN) - 32.8%
4. Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 31.2%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) - 30.2%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 29.9%
7. Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 28.8%
8. Kamandag (GMA-7) - 28%
9. Palos (ABS-CBN) - 24.2%
10. Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita (GMA-7) - 22.5%

Top Weekday Programs (Daytime)
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
2. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.2%
4. Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17%
6. Maging Akin Ka Lamang (GMA-7) - 16.1%
7. One Piece (GMA-7) - 15.3%
8. Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 14.9%
9. Powerpuff Girls Z (GMA-7) - 14.6%
10. Doraemon (GMA-7) - 14.6%

Top Weekend Programs (Primetime)
1. Komiks Presents Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
2. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
3. I Am KC (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
4. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 27%
5. Bitoy's Funniest Videos Yari Ka! (GMA-7) - 26.1%
6. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 24.5%
7. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
8. Pinoy Idol (GMA-7) - 21.4%
9. Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 20.5%
10. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.5%

Top Weekend Programs (Daytime)
1. Invasion: Philippines vs. The World (ABS-CBN) - 29.5%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 23%
3. ASAP '08 (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.7%
5. Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
6. Cinema FPJ: Da King On ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
7. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
8. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
9. Love Spell (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
10. Entertainment Live! (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%

Source: NUMAM via PhilippinePortal

American Idol 7: Top 3 Performance - Who Got Kicked Off?

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Click links below to find out which contestant got kicked off of tonight's American Idol.


Top 3 sing Mcfadden and Whitehead’s 1979 hit “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” (Watch here)
Top 3’s Ford commercial (Watch here)
Fantasia
performs “Bore Me” in RED HAIR and BEJEWELED JUMPSUIT (Watch here)
Archuleta
goes home and cries (Watch here)
Syesha
goes home and cries (Watch here)
Cook
goes home and cries (Watch here)
Syesha
is sent home!!! (Watch here)

So it's DAVID vs. DAVID in the finals!

38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards Winners

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Here are the winners of 38th Box Office Entertainment Awards organized by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. The coronation and awards night was held last May 13 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

Box-Office King: John Lloyd Cruz
Box-Office Queen: Bea Alonzo

Film Actor of the Year: Aga Muhlach
Film Actress of the Year: Maricel Soriano

Prince of Philippine Movies: Richard Gutierrez
Princess of Philippine Movies: Angel Locsin

Most Promising Male Star: Mart Escudero
Most Promising Female Star: Marian Rivera

Male Concert Performer of the Year: Martin Nievera
Female Concert Performer of the Year: Sarah Geronimo

Male Recording Artist of the Year: Piolo Pascual
Female Recording Artist of the Year: Sitti

Most Promising Male Singer: Gian Magdangal
Most Promising Female Singer: Aicelle Santos

Most Popular Recording Group: Bamboo
Most Promising Recording Group: Calla Lily
Most Popular Novelty Singer: Joey de Leon

Most Popular Loveteam of RP Movies & TV: Gerald Anderson & Kim Chiu

Most Popular Dance Group: EB Babes

Most Popular Male Child Performer: Makisig Morales
Most Popular Female Child Performer: Kiray Celis

Most Popular Film Producer: Star Cinema

Most Popular Screenwriter: Carmi Raymundo & Vanessa Valdez
Most Popular Film Director: Cathy Garcia Molina

Most Popular TV Program: Marimar
Most Popular TV Director/s: Joyce Bernal & Mac Alejandre

Special Awards
Phenomenal TV Star: Marian Rivera
All Time Box-Office King: Vic Sotto
King of Valentine Movies: Richard Gutierrez
Outstanding Achievement by a Female Recording Artist: Sharon Cuneta

MARIAN RIVERA is the Box Office Entertainment Award's Most Awarded Star

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In the 38th Box Office Entertainment Awards ceremony hosted by the Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Marian Rivera went home with 3 awards: Most Promising Female Star Award, Face of the Night Award and the Phenomenal TV Star Award, making her the most-awarded star of the night.

When showbiz reporter asked how she feels getting 3 trophies in just one night “Ay, utang na loob ko itong lahat sa mga fans ko na nagsusuporta at tumutulong sa akin. Basta ako, iniaalay ko ang award ko sa lahat ng taong naniniwala at nagmamahal sa akin.

And when asked about the possibility of winning the “Box-Office Queen” title next year, she said, “Ang hirap kasing magsabi na next year, ganito na ‘ko. Siguro kung ano lang ang ibinibigay sa akin. Sa ngayon, sobra-sobra ang ibinibigay sa akin ni Lord. At masaya ‘ko na maraming tao ang nagmamahal sa akin. Yun lang, masayang-masaya na ‘ko.

GMA Films' Valentine offering "My Bestfriend's Girlfriend" which featured her tandem with Richard Gutierrez still remains the top-grossing movie so far and the only movie to surpass the PhP 100 million barrier from January 2008 to date.

On Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby poolside sweetness: "There is no factual basis for my article." - Lolit Solis

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Talent manager-TV host-columnist Lolit Solis can now breathe a sigh of relief after the libel complaint lodged against her was withdrawn Wednesday afternoon following her apology to the two actors involved, a television news report said.


24 Oras’ Chika Minute reported that Lolit signed a retraction at the Manila Regional Trial court at around 6 p.m. Wednesday and formally apologized to the actors, Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby.

Solis' retraction states: There is no factual basis for my article, which came out on October 12, 2007. I am extremely sorry for dragging the names of Sam and Piolo. Sam, Piolo, I am sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I caused. Separate undertaking, no more talking about Sam and Piolo or this incident.

Pascual and Milby likewise withdrew their libel complaints against the well-known TV host.

The move happened just a week after the two visited the Justice Secretary to ask for fairness regarding the handling of the case.

Pascual and Milby, went to the office of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez on May 7 amid talks that columnist Lolit Solis had been bragging about her "connections" in the department.

On November 16, Pascual and Milby filed a P12-million libel suit against Solis in connection with an alleged malicious item in her column about the two actors.

The case was sparked by Solis' "Take It, Take It" - an apparent reference to the 1992 Metro Manila Film Festival scandal which also involved Solis - column last October 15.

In Solis' column, she said that she saw Pascual and Milby "whispering into each other's ears, with their cheeks touching," while having snacks at the poolside coffee shop of the Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City on October 12.

This was denied by Milby and Pascual who presented several witnesses who said that they were in different places at that time.

Solis and her co-accused Veronica Samio in the case, the former Pilipino Star Ngayon entertainment editor, have posted bail.

AMERICAN IDOL 7: Top 3 - Performance Night

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First songs were chosen by the judges, second songs by the contestants and third songs by the producers. Paula Abdul chose David Archuleta’s, Randy Jackson chose Syehsa Mercado’s and Simon Cowell chose David Cook’s.

DAVID ARCHULETA
Billy Joel - ““And So It Goes” (Watch here)
Chris Brown - “With You” (Watch here)
Dan Fogelberg - “Longer” (Watch here)

SYESHA MERCADO
Alicia Keys - “If I Ain’t Got You” (Watch here)
Peggy Lee - “Fever” (Watch here)
Gia Farrel - “Hit Me Up” (Watch here)

DAVID COOK
Roberta Flack - “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (Watch here)
Switchfoot - “Dare You to Move” (Watch here)
Aerosmith - “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (Watch here)

Roxanne Guinoo in ABS-CBN's CATTLEYA

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Cattleya is an upcoming ABS-CBN afternoon drama that is set to replace Prinsesa ng Banyera.

Roxanne Guinoo as Lea Alegro will play the lead role.

The plot of the story according to abs-cbnnews.com:

It begins in the 80s, a time considered to be the peak of horse race betting.

Lea is the daughter of a gambling man named Dennis, (Nonie Buencamino), and his wife Marilyn (Desiree del Valle). Marilyn is actually in love with Mon (Isko Moreno).

When Lea contracts dengue, Dennis finds out that his daughter’s blood type does not match his own nor that of Marilyn. This event triggers the changes in Lea’s life.

When her mother dies, Lea is left alone in a girls’ town. Lea blooms into a beautiful woman, and by herself she will search the truth about her life, her true love and her real self.

Lea’s decision to go back to the horse race track would be the start of her long and winding journey of many discoveries and revelations.

The cast includes Smokey Manaloto, Arlene Muhlach, Chokoleit, Sid Lucero, Carla Humphries, Erich Gonzales, Matteo Gaudicelli, Pen Medina, Marc Abaya and Ara Mina.

CHARICE PEMPENGCO meets OPRAH WINFREY

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"My next young guest is an absolute sensation in the Philippines. I never heard her sing before but at the rehearsal last night my stage manager Dean says she was really something, right Dean?" said Oprah Winfrey on what she heard about Charice Pempengco. "Yes, really strong performer. Really strong and confident." testified by Dean.

"So let's take a look." Oprah, referring to a video representation of Charice.

As narrated:

[Charice Pempengco has been lighting up the stage in her home country in the Philippines since she was only 4 years old. Described as a diva in the making, this little songstress began her career competing in talent shows belting out hits from her favorite American singers Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. But it wasn’t until a stranger posted her jaw-dropping tv performance on Youtube that Charice became an internet singing sensation and kind of a household name. Within just 3 months, Charice’s international popularity skyrocketed. Her videos, raked up 13 million hits online. And last November, Charice was invited to guest on Star King, one of Korea’s most popular television shows. Her spectacular performance brought down the house. belting out hits from her favorite American singers.]

"Charice travelled 8,000 miles on a 15-hour flight to be here today. Singing 'I have nothing' by Whitney Houston. Please welcome 15-year old Charice Pempengco." as Oprah finally introduces Charice.



CAREGIVER Official Soundtrack and Full Trailer

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Watch the Megastar Sharon Cuneta as she sing 'Paalam Na', the official theme song of the movie Caregiver:



Watch the Full Trailer of the movie Caregiver:


SHARON CUNETA's Mega Celebration on ASAP '08

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30 years of Mega-Grandslam Best Actress Award
30 years of Mega-Platinum Hits
30 years of Mega-Concert Performances Around the World
30 years of Mega-Multimedia Entertainments
30 years of Unsurpass Mega Stardom
20 years as a Certified ABS-CBN Kapamilya

ASAP's finest salutes and honors a mega-inspiring artist by singing a mega-memorable song from her movies...as ASAP '08 Music Room presents...the Megastar Sharon Cuneta.




ASAP Balladeer Serenaded Sharon Cuneta on ASAP '08 Mothers Day Celebration


Heart Evangelista to Jericho Rosales "He has 2 other girls. He cheated on me!"

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Young actor Jericho Rosales said that he was shocked by Heart Evangelista's revelation about their breakup. In an interview upon his arrival from Malaysia last May 8, Jericho said, "I myself, I'm confused, e. I heard nakipag-break siya sa akin on TV, e, so... On text, it wasn't clear, e."

Yesterday, May 11, The Buzz aired their separate taped interview with Jericho where the young actor poured out his feelings about his breakup with Heart. The young actor said that he is hurting and miserable. He also denied rumors linking him to Hollywood actress Briana Evigan and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo that were said to be the reason why Heart broke up with him.

To get Heart's reaction to this statement, Showbiz Central's Raymond Gutierrez had a phone-patch interview with the young actress yesterday, May 11. She is currently in Dubai for the taping of her first project with GMA-7 titled Codename: Asero.

Before she made any statement, Heart first clarified, "Before anything else, wala talaga, wala akong plano na magsalita ng ganito. Ayoko, parang sobrang feeling ko kasi napahiya ako.

"Hindi ko alam kung ano talaga ang nararamdaman ko—kung naiiyak ako, naiinis ako o kung anuman. Pero bakit hindi siya [Jericho] consistent sa sagot niya, di ba? Alam mo yun? Yun yun, e."

Then, she insisted to Raymond that Jericho knew about the breakup.

"Matagal na niyang alam na break na kami," Heart said. "Nakipag-break ako sa kanya sa telepono dahil sobrang sakit ng ginawa niya sa akin. Kaya para sa akin, hindi ko na kayang... Ayoko na siyang iharap, ayoko na siyang harapin, ayoko na siyang kausapin, kaya nakipag-break ako sa kanya sa phone.

"Hindi ko lang maintindihan kung bakit nagsinungaling siya, na pinalabas niyang nagsisinungaling ako, parang ganun."

THIRD PARTY.
During the interview, Raymond reminded Heart about his previous interview with her. Raymond said to Heart, "Last week, I asked you kung may third party ba, you said, ‘No comment,' and smiled. Tanong ko ulit, Heart, mayroon bang third party?"

Heart answered right away, "Yes, there was someone, there were two girls... In fact, I didn't wanna say it kasi alam mo yun, parang hindi kasi ako ganun, e. But, oo, nagsimula 'yan noong nagsisimula siya ng movie niya with the girl from Step Up 2 [Briana Evigan]."

Jericho did an international movie with Briana titled I Luv U Virus

The 23-year-old actress said that she noticed some changes about Jericho after this. Heart narrated, "Ang laki ng ipinagbago niya, ibang-iba na siya. Biglang... Basta, kilala ko siya for three years at sobrang laki ng ipinagbago niya. Tapos isang beses kasi, nakita ko silang [Jericho and Briana] nag-hug sila sa isang party. And then, hindi ako nagsalita, nagulat ako kasi parang, alam mo yun, iba.

"Alam mo yun, girlfriend ako, kilala ko siya. Nakita ko na may something doon. Tapos nang tinanong ko sa kanya [Jericho] kung bakit sila nag-hug, dinenay niya, tapos after a day, in-admit niya, tapos biglang idinenay na naman niya. E, nakita din ng driver ko... So, alam mo yun, nung naglabasan yung mga taong nagsasalita sa akin na may nangyayari na nga at first..."

While explaining, Heart recalled how she gave up her career and even her family for Echo. "Alam mo kasi, mahal ko siya. Minahal ko talaga siya. Ginive-up ko lahat para sa kanya, para sa kanya lahat-lahat—pamilya, career...lahat. Lahat, everything, ibinigay ko kanya kaya naging bulag ako sa mga sinasabi ng mga tao sa akin."

She also dismissed rumors saying that she was influenced by her parents and talent manager Annabelle Rama. "Hindi si Tita Annabelle [Rama], hindi magulang ko, wala silang nagawa. Matigas ang ulo ko, ipinaglaban ko si Echo."

As she continued, Heart began crying. "Pero ngayon, below the belt na, sobra na talaga. Yung parang pakiramdam ko, ako na nga yung niloko, tapos ako pa yung parang masama. Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit pinapalabas nila na siya [Jericho] yung miserable. Alam mo yun, hindi ko maintindihan yun.

"Nandito ako sa Dubai, gusto kong magtrabaho. Nagtitiis ako dahil sobrang sakit ng nangyari, ng ginawa niya sa akin. Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit ganun, parang siya yung kawawa," Heart said sobbing.

SO MUCH LOVE FOR ECHO.
Despite what happened, Heart couldn't deny how much she loved Jericho during their three-year relationship.

"Minahal ko talaga siya," said Heart. "Alam n'yo kung gaano ko kamahal yung career ko, yung magulang ko... Pero tinalikuran ko yun, tatlong taon.

"Hindi ko rin maintindihan kung bakit sinasabi niya na mahirap lang siya. Sabi nga, ‘Wala naman yun sa hirap, e, o mayaman, e. Hindi naman importante ang pera, e.' Kaya ko nga siya ipinaglaban dahil akala ko worth it, akala ko na okay siya na ipaglaban, kasi ito na yun."

However, after knowing the alleged reason of their breakup, Heart said that she realized that her family was right about Jericho.

"Kaya ako umiiyak kasi napapahiya ako dahil nahihiya ako sa mga nagawa ko, pati sa family ko. They were right in the beginning. Alam nila na posibleng mangyari 'to. Sobrang napapahiya ako na umiiyak ako sa TV, na ganyan. Then, sobrang ang hirap ng situwasyon, hindi ko alam kung, alam mo yun... I don't know what to say."

NOT YET READY TO FACE ECHO.
Again, last week, Heart told Raymond that she's not yet ready to talk with him. So Raymond asked Heart, "Kailan ka magiging ready?"

"You know, I don't think I'll ever want to talk to him at this point, ha? All I know is, gusto ko talaga siyang makausap, kung sino talaga siya, hindi siya nagkukunwaring ibang tao.

"Gusto ko na talagang, alam mo yun, magsabi siya ng totoo, huwag siyang, di ba, parang huwag siyang pinapaikot kaming lahat. Alam mo yun, bakit ganun? Kaya hindi ko alam kung bakit hindi ko siya makausap, kasi parang hindi ko pala siya kilala. Akala ko lang kilala ko siya, pero hindi."

"TAPOS NA TALAGA."
At the end of the interview, Heart has this message to Jericho:

"I don't know, siguro alam mo naman talaga kung ano ang nangyari at alam mo ang mga ipinaglaban ko lahat para sa ‘yo. Kaya sana maintindihan mo naman na mali naman din yung ginawa mo.

"Alam mo yun, gawin mo na ang lahat sa akin—kahit sigawan pa niya ako, lahat—basta huwag lang ibang babae. Pero ngayon, I think it's time na talagang... Siguro ngayon, malinaw na talagang tapos na, tapos na talaga at ayaw ko nang pag-usapan pa. Gusto ko nang mag-move on, gusto ko na ng new chapter sa buhay ko, alam mo yun.

"Ngayon, okay na kami ng parents ko. So, I hope you don't do this to anybody else. I hope na, you know, you learned your lesson from this whether he admit it or not."



Source: philippineentertainmentportal

Jericho Rosales on Breakup with Heart Evangelista: "I guess I have to accept the fact that she said goodbye."

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Walang pag-aalinlangang ibinuhos ni Jericho Rosales ang kanyang saloobin sa hiwalayan nila ng kasintahan niyang si Heart Evangelista sa The Buzz ng ABS-CBN 2 last Sunday, May 11. Ito ang kauna-unahang sit-down interview ni Jericho pagkatapos sumambulat ang balita na hiniwalayan na siya ni Heart.

Unang tanong ng The Buzz host Boy Abunda kay Jericho ay kung mahal pa rin niya si Heart.

"Ang sa akin, tagilid pa yung idea na hiwalay na kami, e. Siguro parang ang labo nun dating sa ibang lalaki noon at sa ibang tao," sabi ni Echo.

Pinabulaanan ni Jericho na nagsisinungaling si Heart nung sinabi niya sa kanyang interview na hiniwalayan niya ang dating boyfriend sa pamamagitan lang ng e-mail.

"Hindi naman siya nagsisinungaling, e. Ako, in denial ako kasi yun ang problema. Paano ko sasabihn ngayon na hiwalay na kami, kung sa telepono, sa text lang nagsabi na maghiwalay na muna tayo?"

Si Heart daw mismo ang nakipag-break kay Jericho at nagsabi nito sa kanya.

"Sasabihin ko hindi, kasi syempre hindi ako ganun, e. Hindi puwedeng ganun-ganun na lang, di ba?"

Tinanong ni Boy ang young actor kung nasorpresa ba siya nang makipaghiwalay sa kanya si Heart dahil hindi niya alam ang pinaggagalingan nun.

"Alam ko yung pinangagalingan. Ang pinanggagalingan nun, yung mga sinasabi sa kanya na mga bagay. Na mga kasinungalingan."

Para kay Jericho, hangga't hindi niya nakakausap nang personal si Heart ay hindi niya kinu-consider na hiwalay na sila.

"Mahal ko siya, e, di ba? Kaya ibig sabihin nun, kung hiniwalayan na niya ako, na hindi kami magkakaayos... Para lang sa kanila, okay.

"Pero hindi mo maiaalis sa akin na mahal ko pa rin siya. Hindi ito matutunaw ng bukas. Hindi ito mawawala ng isang linggo. Hindi mawawala ito ng isang buwan. Siguro madudurog ‘to nang madudurog, pero hindi mawawala ng ganun, e, di ba? Hindi ganun kadaling mawawala ‘yon."

First time raw nangyari sa tatlong taon na relasyon nila ni Heart na nalayo sila sa isa't isa dahil kailangang mag-shoot ng teleserye ni Jericho sa Malaysia.

"Oo, yung distance talaga first time. Long distance kaya medyo ano..." bitin na sabi niya.

FULL OF HEART.
During the interview, suot-suot ni Jericho ang singsing na bigay sa kanya ni Heart.

"This is our ring. It's here, here, here... It's very inexpensive, but very, very valuable. And it's simple. It's just a ring na wala lang. Para siyang something...‘I love you,' ganu'n lang.

"I will keep it, I guess. I have a match and I'm wearing it. Like this is the one [necklace] she gave me. This is the first one. She says ‘I'm happy with you. This is a girl and she has the boy, and the heart.' Nothing expensive but all meaningful. So, I'm full of Heart right now. This is the shirt she gave me, and I have Heart written all over my whole personality and character," pahayag niya.

Itinanggi ni Echo na galit siya ng sandaling ‘yon.

"No," buntung-hininga niya. "Can be, but I'm cool. Okey lang."

NO THIRD PARTY INVOLVED.
Itinanggi rin ni Jericho na may third party involved sa breakup nila ni Heart, taliwas sa nababalitang pagkakamabutihan nila ng co-star niya na si Briana Evigan sa international film na I Luv U Virus at ang Malaysian actress na kasama niya sa teleserye na si Carmen Soo.

"Here's a man, okay, loving a girl very much and truly. How can I, in my life, at this stage, at this point, dito sa buhay ko, sa sarili ko, pagsasabayin ko ang dalawang babae? Briana and Carmen at the same time? And I'm gonna look like this? Miserable? I don't think I can do that," pagdidiin ni Jericho.

Nanatili raw siyang faithful kay Heart sa three years na relasyon nila. Pero may nagsasabi naman na gimik lang daw ang breakup nila ni Heart.

"Hindi ko po gusto kahit kailan ang gumimik dahil hindi ko kaya mag-isip ng kung anu-anong gimik ang gagawin sa buhay ko para lang sumikat. O para lang kumita ng pera. Nagsimula po ako bilang artista. Marami po akong...marami akong pinagdaanan. Halos mamatay ako sa trabaho ko. Halos pinaghirapan ko lahat ng ito. Bakit pa ako gigimik, di ba?

"E, alam ko naman binigyan ako ng Panginoon ng talent. Gamitin ko na lang yun, di ba, sa patas na paraan. So, hindi ko... Tatapatin ko na po kayo, medyo masakit sabihing laos ka na, di ba? Laos ba ‘yong pipiliin ko? Pipiliin ko ‘yong roles ko para sa mga batang nanonood sa akin, para sa mga matanda, para sa lahat ng nanonood, sa lahat ng nagmahal sa akin."

Hindi raw tanggap ang tambalan nila ni Heart kaya nanamlay ang career nila?

"Dahil kami? Okey lang. At least, ngayon may foundation na kami. Mas maayos kami na mga tao."

"I NEED TO TALK TO HEART."
Sa isang interview ay sinabi raw ni Heart na hindi niya iniyakan ang hiwalayan nila ni Echo. Ano ang reaksiyon dito ni Jericho?

"I can't be hurt," sabi niya. "Sa sinabi niya na yun? I can't. Bakit naman ako masasaktan doon? Hindi naman totoo yun, e. I mean, kung it was like what? Playing manhid or something? No, I can't. That's why I need to talk to Heart."

Hihintayin daw niya ang pagdating ni Heart from Dubai. Bagama't alam niya na hindi willing si Heart na makipag-usap sa kanya. At para kay Echo, walang kinalaman ang paglipat ni Heart sa GMA-7 sa hiwalayan nila.

"Ako, hindi ko talaga pepersonalin yung trabaho. Talagang masaya ako para sa kanya dahil maganda siguro ang magiging projects niya doon."

Basa ng marami, naka-move on na agad si Heart sa breakup nila habang si Jericho ay hindi pa.

"I guess I have to accept the fact that she said goodbye," saad ni Jericho.

Nagpaalam na raw talaga sa kanya si Heart at sinagot niya through text messages.

"She texted me, but I don't know what to say. And I said, ‘Jesus love you. And God loves you and just want to let you know that's it's painful.'

"She didn't answer. Time difference din. But that's what I said. I said, I told her that I love her. I guess it's over. I guess... But when you say over, it doesn't mean you cannot start over again. There's still hope for friendship and maybe someday we can be together ulit."

Naniniwala naman ang iba na may kinalaman ang hindi pagtanggap sa kanya ng mga magulang ni Heart kaya siya hiniwalayan.

"I don't want to say anything about her parents. I can give you an answer. But I don't... Heart's parents, may dream sila para kay Heart. I know how parents are. Kumbaga, I'm touched kung kung gaano nila kamahal si Heart. They have wonderful dreams for Heart.

"I'm sorry kung medyo nagkaroon ng kalabuan ang mga bagay-bagay dahil pumasok ako sa relasyon kay Heart. Pero hindi ko po sinasadya na magkaibigan kaming dalawa kasi ginusto naman namin yun. Pero masaya ako sa kanila dahil nagkasama-sama ngayon sila ulit. Na tutuparin yung pangarap nila para kay Heart na matagal na panahon yun nawala sa kanila, di ba? Kaya ganito ang feeling ko," naiiyak na sabi ng young actor.

Sa huli, hiningan ni Boy ng mensahe si Echo para kay Heart.

"I love you. We're two people in love. We got our problems, but we shouldn't stop there because our love is worth fighting for. Let's hope kung hindi na puwede ang relasyon, friendship is worth fighting for. Peace is worth fighting for. So the best lesson that I've learned in this relationship is the value of each and every one, and my God. And the value of my heart, how much unthinkable of loving Him."

Watch Echo's The Buzz interview below:



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PBB Teen Edition Plus 6th Nomination Night: NICOLE, BEAUTY & PRISCILLA are Automatically Nominated

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Nicole, Beauty and Priscilla, three female teen housemates were automatically nominated for violating Kuya's house rules as stated in the PBB Teen Edition Plus rule book - mouthing of words, whispering and asking about the outside world.

The three girls mouthed words and whispered to each other when they talked about Shy who was then pretending to sleep talk. The last violation was when they tried and keep asking Shy about the latest happening outside Kuya's house.

Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson MY GIRL Teaser Trailer

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My Girl is an upcoming drama produced by ABS-CBN 2. The series is a remake from SBS Korean drama entitled 'My Girl'. The series will premiere on May 26, 2008 replacing Claudine Barretto's Maligno.

PLOT
Jasmine is an imposter, proficient in Cebuano, Chinese, and Tagalog, while Julian is the second generation heir of a big corporation. Because of his grandfather's illness, he is forced to ask Jasmine to act as his long-lost cousin so that his grandfather's last wish can be fulfilled. Therefore, they are both bound in a lie so that no-one in the family knows the truth.

Julian's intelligent ex-girlfriend, Anika who grew up in a rich family dreaming to become a world-famous beauty queen, returns to Philippines after winning a title and works hard at getting back with Julian, thus causing both she and Jasmine to have cutthroat competitions for Julian's affection.

CAST
Gerald Anderson as Julian
Kim Chiu as Jasmine
Enchong Dee as Nico
Nina Jose as Anika
Ron Morales
Regine Angeles
Cathy Gonzaga
Marvin Raymundo
Bing Loyzaga
Candy Pangilinan
David Chua
Janelle Quintana
Yayo Aguila
Paw Diaz
K Brosas
Mat Ranillo III


Cristine Reyes' EVA FONDA Teaser Trailer

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Cristine Reyes will be the main lead in the upcoming ABS-CBN soap opera, Eva Fonda, a remake from the 1976 movie Mrs. Eva Fonda, 16.

The series will be directed by Jon Reid and Frasco Mortiz. The cast will include Jason Abalos, Joross Gamboa, Princess Ryan, Jean Saburit, Janna Garcia, and Baron Geisler.

The original movie was produced by Sampaguita Pictures which was nearing bankruptcy in 1976. When Pablo S. Gomez wrote this story and launched the career of then upcoming starlet Alma Morena, the movie became a blockbuster and helped revived the film outfit. The movie also contributed to the popularity of the bomba (sexy) films in the Philippines.

Will it do the same this time with Christine Reyes?

See teaser trailer below:



LEA SALONGA in a 2-Night Musical Concert Celebrating Her 30-year Showbiz Career

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Lea Salonga will regale audiences with her timeless songs and lilting voice as looks back on her 30-year career during her upcoming two-night concert. In a presscon held at the Crowne Plaza yesterday, May 7, Lea sang the songs "Tomorrow" and "Journey," allowing her to showcase her vocal prowess.

Produced by Ambient Events, the musical is a collaborative effort between Lea, her brother Gerard who is the musical director of the show, the FILharmoniKa orchestra, and long-time mentor and two-time awardee for Best Stage Director, Mr. Freddie Santos.

Executed in the style of a true stage musical, it will delve into the different chapters of Lea's life with images straight from her past to supplement a magnificent live performance accompanied by a full orchestra featuring songs from her various stage performances and records. It's a celebration of her past, present, and the future of her ever-flourishing career.

When asked about the ellipsis found in the title of the concert, Lea explained, "As you can see, it's ‘My Life' dot, dot, dot ‘On Stage.' It's not ‘My Life On Stage.' The three dots mean my life put on stage. We're just a little analytic when it comes to that thing."

During her very fruitful career, Lea has been featured in numerous plays which include The King and I, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, The Goodbye Girl, They're Playing our Song, Grease, The Fantastics, Paper Moon, The Bad Seed, The Sound of Music, Annie, Flower Drum Song, and of course, Miss Saigon.

Her portrayal of the lead role as Kim in the 1991 production won her a Tony Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical" as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Laurence Olivier Award.

Her most recent projects include her run as Fantine in the Broadway adaptation of Les Miserables staged in New York in March 2007. She is also slated to portray the title role in the Asian tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.

When asked what's one of the secrets to her longevity in the Philippine showbiz industry, Lea answered, "You have to have a deep and sincere love for this business with all the things that come with it. There has to really be a love, a love that's so great that you will never say at any point, ‘I hate this! I want to quit! It's too much for me! I can't take this anymore!' Those words are never coming out of my mouth."

For more information about Lea's 30th anniversary concert, log on to www.mylifeonstage.com or text LEA and send to 7878. To purchase tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

As a special treat for those who will purchase VIP tickets, they will have the privilege to meet and greet Lea after the show at the PICC Forum 1 for cocktails. They will also be given a giveaway bag containing an autographed concert poster, a limited edition DVD of the making of LEA, My Life...On Stage, the May issue of People Asia magazine, as well as gift cheques and other surprise gifts from Enfakid.

Watch below ASAP '08 tribute to Lea's 30 years in Showbiz:



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