Richard Gutierrez-KC Concepcion, Suportado ng Fans ni Angel Locsin

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Ayon kay Irene Garde (taga-Modesto, California at head ng international fans club ni Angel Locsin), nag-usap na sila ng kanyang mga kasamahan at susuportahan nila ang For The First Time movie nina Ri­chard [Gutierrez] at KC [Concepcion].

Hindi nagustuhan ng fans ni Angel ang pang-iintriga ng iba sa Ri­chard-KC movie, kaya sila mismo ay susuporta­han ang pelikula.

Sabi ng fans ni Angel, hindi nila makakalimutan ang pagiging gentleman ni Richard pagdating sa kanilang idolo dahil never itong nagsalita ng against Angel kahit na noong kasagsagan ng mga issue sa pag­lipat noon ng young actress from GMA 7 to ABS-CBN.

There’s no reason para hindi namin suportahan si Richard kahit na iba pa ang kasama niya sa For The First Time.

Saka mabait din naman kasi si KC kay Angel.

We’re sure, pati si Angel, susuportahan ang Richard-KC movie,” pahayag ni Irene.

Well, nakakatuwa na kahit may ibang fans na nang-iintriga sa Richard- KC movie, nandiyan ang fans ni Angel na sumusuporta sa For The First Time.

Source: Jun Lalin

Ogie and Regine To Produce an Album for Robby Navarro of Pinoy Idol

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Ogie Alcasid, during his "20/20" concert presscon, releaved that he and her girlfriend Regine Velasquez are thinking of producing an album for the eliminated Pinoy Idol hopeful Robby Navarro under their iMusic label.

"Pinag-iisipan namin. Sayang kasi kung hindi siya magkaka-album, magaling siyang singer," according to Ogie.

The singer-composer is very vocal in saying that he is very much convinced that Robby should have an album due to the latter strong vocal prowess. Ogie also admitted that he was so disappointed when Robby got eliminated and didn't had the chance to stay longer in the competition.

Judy Ann Santos' "Ploning" Schedule of Canada Screening

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Ploning was screened in France last July 5 as part of "An Evening with Philippine Stars" of the sixth Paris Cinema Festival. Judy Ann Santos attended the special screening together with her fiancée Ryan Agoncillo and the film's director, Dante Nico Garcia.

This time, the movie is set to be screened in Canada. Alfie Lorenzo, Judy Ann Santos' manager has yet to confirm whether Juday will also attend either of the scheduled dates of the Canada screening due to the actress' tight schedule. Juday is currently shooting her nurserye on ABS-CBN.

Here is the Schedule of Ploning in Canada:

Aug 22-28 Scarborough
Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Dr.
Scarborough ON, M1P 4P5
(416) 290-5217

Aug 22-28 Downtown Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Carlton
20 Carlton Street
Toronto ON, M5B 2H5
(416) 598-2197

Aug 29- Sept 4 Mississauga
Empire Theatre at Square one
100 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
(905) 275-2640

Sept 5-11 Winnipeg
Globe cinema
393 Portage Ave. 3rd Floor
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
(204) 694-5623

Sept 12-18 Vancouver
Empire Theatre Granville 7 cinema
855 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K7
(604) 684-4051

Sept 19-25 Calgary
Cineplex Sunridge Spectrum
2555 32nd Street
Calgary AB, T1Y 7J6
(403) 717-1200

The producers of Ploning say that screenings will be soon conducted in Abu Dhabi and the United States.

Volta, Regional Semi-Finalist in the 2008 International Emmy Awards

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Ai-Ai Delas Alas' defunct ABS-CBN superserye 'Volta' has been qualified as Regional Semi-Finalist in the Best Comedy Show category of The 2008 International Emmy Awards.

Volta will compete with NEO-Office Chuckles NHK, Telecom Staff ng Japan, The I.T. Crowd A Talkback Thames Prod for Channel 4 ng Uni­ted Kingdom, The Thick of It - Spinners & Losers, BBC ng United Kingdom, Boese Maedchen Biller & Vass TV Produktion ng Germany, Geile Zeit Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktions GmbH ng Germany, and some other shows from Latin America.


Praise God,” Ai-Ai said when she received the good news.

Kami lang ang pumasok mula sa Pilipinas. Go na go na kapatid. Ang taray talaga! Salamat sa Diyos.

Hindi ko alam kung paano kami nasali? Nag-submit kaya ang ABS sa kanila?” added by Ai-Ai who admits she is in Cloud 9.

What is Marian Rivera's Birthday Wish?

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"To see my father again." Marian Rivera replied when ask about her birthday wish.

Marian last saw her father, who now lives in Spain, five years ago. Her parents separated less than a decade ago and her mom lives with her here in Manila.

"Siyempre, miss na miss ko na si Daddy. Kaya nga kapag mapagbigyan ako ng mahaba-habang bakasyon, pupunta ako sa Spain para bisitahin si Daddy pati na ang ibang kamag-anak namin doon.

"Dito kasi ako sa Pilipinas nagtapos ng college at noong mag-graduate ako, nagtuluy-tuloy na akong mag-work hanggang sa maging artista ako. Five years ko na ngang hindi nakikita si Daddy, pero nagkakausap naman kami. Pero iba pa rin yung katabi mo siya at kayakap mo ang daddy mo, di ba? Lalo na't daddy's girl pa ako kasi wala akong kapatid, e." added Marian.

Marian is turning 24 this Agust 24 and plans to celebrate it with her family in Cavite and some close friends from in and out of showbiz.

She will also stage a free birthday concert on August 27 together with her screen partner Dingdong Dantes, who celebrated his birthday on August 2, at the Araneta Coliseum.

Mark Bautista Joins the Cast of GMA Films' "Sundo"

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Mark Bautista is the latest addition to the cast of Robin Padilla's horror movie "Sundo".

Mark will be paired to Rhian Ramos in this Toppel Lee flick and the same creative team that brought us the movie Quija.

Also in the cast are Sunshine Dizon and Katrina Halili in a special role.

Sundo is a joint venture of GMA and Viva Films.

For The First Time - Teaser Trailer 2

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First time on the big screen...

Most awaited First movie...

KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez
For The First Time

Showing on August 27

Only from Star Cinema


Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline $14 Million Pictures

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Here are the first pictures of the world’s most famous twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie new baby joys.

As reported earlier this week, People magazine picked up the rights to publish these exclusive photos in the United States for $14 million.

Joshua Allen and "Twitch" Boss of 'So You Think You Can Dance' Hospitalized Days Before Finale

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Two of the final four contestants of So You Think You Can Dance were rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after collapsing at a weekend rehearsal, just days before the show's finale.

"The two dancers rushed to the hospital were Joshua Allen and "Twitch" Boss – both [of the] remaining male contestants," according to source.

Boss and Allen were treated for dehydration and released, the source adds.

The two went in [Saturday] and so there was no more rehearsals, and today [Sunday] all the rehearsals were called off,” SYTYCD judge Mary Murphy told reporters at FOX’s 2008 Teen Choice Awards. “The kids are completely dehydrated – two of them. I’m sure they’re doing a lot of blood work to see if there’s anything else.”

The two will face off against Katee Shean and Courtney Galiano this Thursday as the show crowns America's Favorite Dancer.

Oprah Earns $385 Million Per Year

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Oprah Winfrey earns a whopping $385 million a year.

Simon Cowell banks $50 million.

David Letterman? $32 million!

They're among the stars who appear in TV Guide's annual star salary survey, based on information from TV industry insiders and published sources.

Who else brings in the big bucks?

According to the magazine, newlywed Charlie Sheen is the highest-paid comedy star on primetime television, with $825,000 per episode.

CSI's William Peterson — who is leaving the show this upcoming season — is the highest-paid actor in a prime-time drama, earning $600,000 per episode.

With $400,000 an episode, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay is the highest-paid actress in a drama. Kyra Sedgwick takes home $275,000 per episode of TNT's The Closer, making her top- earning actress on a cable network drama.

Some stars make serious money without appearing on TV at all.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who supplies the voice of lead character Peter Griffin, just signed a deal with Fox that will net him $100 million through 2012.

And The Simpsons cast — Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria — each earn $400,000 per episode.

Source: Usmagazinedotcom

Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas Had Their First Kiss

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Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas have not confirmed their relationship, but they both recently gave awfully similar interviews referencing a kiss, Perezhilton.com reported Monday.

"While we were slow dancing…my crush and I had our first kiss!" Selena told Twist magazine. "After it, I leaned back and I said, 'You cheated.' And he said, 'Why' and I said, 'I don't kiss on the first date.' Then he said, 'Well, I never really play by the rules."

Nick, one third of the popular Brothers band, shared with Girls Life magazine:

"On one date, the girl said to me, 'I don't kiss on the first date.' So I said, 'I don't follow the rules.'"

The 16-year-old Disney star recently said she doesn't "have a boyfriend right now. I go on dates and have crushes and stuff, though."

Dobol Trobol - Teaser Trailer

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The long wait is over! RVQ, M-Zet and APT Films bring to silverscreen the first ever comedy tandem of the Comedy King Dolphy and Prince of Comedy Vic Sotto, together with the sexy-ex PBB housemate Rizza Santos in the wackiest movie of the year - Dobol Trobol Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol!.

See teaser trailer below:


Anne Curtis is Semi-Naked on Star Studio Magazine

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Anne Curtis bares it all!

If you can't get enough of the sexy Anne Curtis in Dyosa, wait until you see her gracing the cover of Star Studio Magazine wearing almost nothing.

Take a peek of Anne's pictorial done in E. Lopez Center in Antipolo City as part of her promotion for her upcoming fantaserye on ABS-CBN entitled “Dyosa.” Anne will have Luis Manzano, Zanjoe Marudo and Sam Milby as her leading men.


"Mahal na Mahal Ko si Anne." - Sam Milby

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Sam Milby and Anne Curtis have been "exclusively dating" for some time now, a term that some have been viewing as tiresome. But the truth is the couple is simply being guided by the self-help book Boy Meets Girl, which speaks about a modern but sacred approach to courtship. "May magandang kwento, tapos parang may mga examples na gusto mong i-follow sa courtship. Maganda yung pag-build up [nung relationship]. At saka yung courtship yung pinakamagandang paraan para ‘pag married na kayo, talagang highest level na saya [ang mafi-feel ninyo]," Sam elaborated during the grand presscon of Dyosa held Ocean Park Manila yesterday, August 4.

The book has also helped them differentiate what a fleeting romance is from real love. "Kung gusto mo umibig sa isang tao, dapat may patience talaga. Love isn’t something you rush," he continued. One thing is clear though for the heartthrob, only Anne owns his heart by now. "Mahal na mahal [ko si Anne]," he admitted. "I can’t live without her. Siya ang Dyosa ng buhay ko."

Since the couple are making sure there are no hitches in their relationship, is work a factor in how they keep things running smoothly? Sam was reportedly furious with Anne’s "breast exposure" on Dyosa, but does the heartthrob have any say about what Anne does for work? "Nagulat ako nung first time na nakita ko [siya sa set]. Alam ko na may prosthetics talaga. Pero nung nakita ko parang wala talaga. It’s just [as if] nalakalagay lang. Yung shape [ng boobs], yung movement, yung kulay [looks very real]," exclaimed the actor. Sam quickly recovered from his shock, however, since he knows that Anne is just doing her job. "Hindi ako pwede magalit. Uncomfortable lang in a way; siyempre akala ko mas tinatakpan. Pero hindi ako pwede magalit." Besides, Anne had more daring scenes in her movie When Love Begins so there’s really nothing for him to be mad about.

When asked what he likes most about Anne, he quickly described her as someone who’s beautiful inside and out. But it’s her all-out support for him that makes her really special to him. "Siguro nakita ninyo po [sa Bench Blackout fashion show] na nahihiya ako onstage. Hindi ako katulad ng ibang tao na [very confident magpakita ng katawan]. Pero nung nakita ko si Anne and her friends, ang saya-saya," Sam gushed. "Hindi ko na napansin yung dami ng tao kasi it’s comforting na nandito siya na sumusuporta."

These real-life sweethearts will soon capture the hearts of Filipino viewers on primetime TV in their much-awaited fantaserye, Dyosa. Sam plays Adonis—a god from the evil clan of Kasamyan—who’s must kill Dyosa for him to become the supreme ruler in the world of gods and goddesses. Aside from his kilig scenes with his leading lady, people should also watch out for Sam’s controversial "nude scenes," the details of which he refused to divulge.

Dingdong Dantes is Belo Medical Group Newest Endorser

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When it rains, it pours. Such is the case for heartthrob Dingdong Dantes who was formally launched as the newest endorser of Belo Medical Group in lavish style on Sunday night, August 3, at NBC Tent in The Fort, Taguig City.

The grand launch, which had a Casino Royale-James Bond theme, coincided with Dingdong's birthday bash; he turned 28 yesterday, August 2. Family, friends, colleagues, and members of the entertainment press braved the heavy rains to celebrate with one of the hottest young actors today.

Before the introduction of Dingdong as the endorser of Belo Shape, a special and unique combination of treatments to tighten skin and remove fat without surgical procedure, a special AVP was shown with the young actor realizing his dream of becoming a secret agent a la James Bond.

Dingdong revealed that he has been a regular customer of Belo Clinic for the past two years—usually to pop out his pimples—but it is only now that he decided to become one of its endorsers. It was actually Ms. Zsa Zsa Padilla, mother of Dingdong's girlfriend Karylle and also a Belo endorser, who suggested to Dr. Vicki Belo that she get the young actor as an endorser.

Dingdong couldn't be happier to be part of the Belo family and join the ranks of some of the biggest names in the industry. With all his successes in his career—highly rated TV shows and product endorsements—Dingdong could only utter: "I am the luckiest man at this very minute."

2008 Teen Choice Award Nominees & Winners

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Although Gossip Girl does pitifully in the ratings, it certainly is still hot hot hot amongst teenagers. The CW drama picked up the most surfboards of the night–a total of SIX!

Here’s what Gossip Girl won for: Choice TV Show Drama, Choice TV Breakout Show, Choice TV Actress Drama (Blake Lively), Choice TV Breakout Star Female (Lively), Choice TV Breakout Star Male (Chace Crawford) and Choice TV Villain (Ed Westwick).

The Jonas Brothers tied Gossip Girl for winning six TCA awards. Kevin, Joe and Nick picked up surfboards for Choice Breakout Group, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Male, Choice Summer Song for “Burnin’ Up” and Choice Music Single and Choice Music Love Song for “When You Look Me in the Eyes.”

Here are the complete list of Nominees and *Winners:

Choice Movie Action Adventure - * The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
Speed Racer
The Forbidden Kingdom

Choice Movie Drama - * Step Up 2: The Streets
21
August Rush
Into the Wild
Stop-Loss

Choice Movie Chick Flick - * 27 Dresses
Enchanted
Fool’s Gold
P.S. I Love You
Sex and the City

Choice Movie Bromantic Comedy - * What Happens in Vegas
Dan in Real Life
Definitely, Maybe
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Made of Honor

Choice Movie Comedy - * Juno
Baby Mama
College Road Trip
Semi-Pro
Superbad

Choice Movie Horror/Thriller - * I Am Legend
30 Days of Night
Cloverfield
The Strangers
Prom Night

Choice Movie Actor Drama - * Channing Tatum, Stop-Loss
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rendition
Mark Wahlberg, We Own the Night
Ryan Phillippe, Stop-Loss

Choice Movie Actress Drama - * Keira Knightley, Atonement
Kate Bosworth, 21
Keri Russell, August Rush
Reese Witherspoon, Rendition
Scarlett Johansson, The Other Boleyn Girl

Choice Movie Actress Action Adventure - * Rachel Bilson, Jumper
Abigail Breslin, Nim's Island
Christina Ricci, Speed Racer
Diane Kruger, National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man

Choice Movie Actor Comedy - * Ashton Kutcher, What Happens in Vegas
James Marsden, 27 Dresses; Enchanted
Jonah Hill, Superbad
Michael Cera, Superbad; Juno
Will Ferrell, Semi-Pro

Choice Movie Actress Comedy - * Ellen Page, Juno
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Cameron Diaz, What Happens in Vegas
Kristen Bell, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City

Choice Movie Actor Horror/Thriller - * Will Smith, I Am Legend
Edward Burns, One Missed Call
Josh Hartnett, 30 Days of Night
Michael Stahl-David, Cloverfield
Scott Speedman, The Strangers

Choice Movie Actress Horror/Thriller - * Jessica Alba, The Eye
Brittany Snow, Prom Night
Liv Tyler, The Strangers
Odette Yustman, Cloverfield
Shannon Sossamon, One Missed Call

Choice Movie Villain - * Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Cate Blanchett, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Jeff Bridges, Iron Man
Samuel L. Jackson, Jumper
Susan Sarandon, Enchanted

Choice Movie Breakout Female - * Ellen Page, Juno
Briana Evigan, Step Up 2: The Streets
Jurnee Smollett, The Great Debaters
Kristen Bell, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Mila Kunis, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Choice Movie Breakout Male - * Drake Bell, Superhero Movie
Jim Sturgess, 21; Across the Universe
Ben Barnes, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Michael Cera, Superbad; Juno

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show Drama - * Gossip Girl
Friday Night Lights
Grey's Anatomy
House
One Tree Hill

Choice TV Show Action Adventure - * Heroes
Lost
Prison Break
Smallville
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Choice TV Show Comedy - * Hannah Montana
Desperate Housewives
How I Met Your Mother
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty

Choice TV Reality Dance - * America's Best Dance Crew
Dance War
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Your Mama Don't Dance

Choice TV Reality Music Competition - * American Idol
Don’t Forget the Lyrics!
Making the Band 4
The Next Great American Band
Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious

Choice TV Celebrity Reality - * The Hills
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Life of Ryan
Rob & Big
Run's House

Choice TV Actor: Drama - * Chad Michael Murray, One Tree Hill
Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lights

Choice TV Actress Drama - * Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
Hilarie Burton, One Tree Hill
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill

Choice TV Actor Comedy - * Steve Carell, The Office
Barry Watson, Samantha Who?
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Michael Urie, Ugly Betty
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother

Choice TV Actress Comedy - * Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Choice TV Breakout Show - * Gossip Girl
America's Best Dance Crew
Miss Guided
Samantha Who?
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Choice TV Breakout Star Female - * Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
Olivia Wilde, House
Summer Glau, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl

Choice TV Breakout Star Male - * Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl
The Jabbawockeez, America's Best Dance Crew
Thomas Dekker, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Zachary Levi, Chuck

Choice TV Male Reality/Variety Star - * David Cook, American Idol
Brody Jenner, The Hills
Rob Dyrdek and Christopher Boykin, Rob & Big
Ryan Scheckler, Life of Ryan
The Jabbawockeez, America's Best Dance Crew

Choice TV Female Reality/Variety Star - * Lauren Conrad, The Hills
Heidi Montag, The Hills
Kim Kardashian, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Kristi Yamaguchi, Dancing with the Stars
Whitney Thompson, America's Next Top Model

Choice TV Villain - * Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl
Michael Rosenbaum, Smallville
Spencer Pratt, The Hills
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Zachary Quinto, Heroes

MUSIC

Choice Music: Single - * Jonas Brothers, "When You Look Me in the Eyes"
Chris Brown, "With You"
Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake, "4 Minutes"
Miley Cyrus, "See You Again"
Rihanna, "Don't Stop the Music"

Choice Hook-Up - * Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, "No Air"
Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain, "Low"
Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain, "Shawty Get Loose"
Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake, "4 Minutes"
Nelly featuring Fergie, "Party People"

Choice Music: Male Artist - * Chris Brown
Jesse McCartney
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West
Usher

Choice Music: Female Artist - * Miley Cyrus
Britney Spears
Fergie
Mariah Carey
Rihanna

Choice Music: R&B Artist - * Chris Brown
Beyonce
Rihanna
T-Pain
Usher

Breakout Group - * Jonas Brothers
Day 26
Girlicious
OneRepublic
Paramore

Choice Music: Love Song - * Jonas Brothers, "When You Look Me in the Eyes"
Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love"
Colbie Caillat, "Bubbly"
Chris Brown & Jordin Sparks, "No Air"
Alica Keys, "No One"

Choice Music: R&B Track - * Chris Brown, "Forever"
Danity Kane, "Damaged"
Bow Wow and Omarion, "Hey Baby (Jump Off)"
Mariah Carey, "Bye Bye"
Sean Kingston, "Take You There"

Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track - * Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain, "Shawty Get Loose"
Kanye West featuring Chris Martin, "Homecoming"
Nelly featuring Fergie, "Party People"
Pitbull featuring Lil Jon, "The Anthem"
Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos, "Superstar"

FASHION

Choice Male Hottie - * Jonas Brothers
Chace Crawford
Chris Brown
Taylor Kitsch
Zac Efron

Choice Female Hottie - * Vanessa Hudgens
Blake Lively
Hayden Panettiere
Megan Fox
Rihanna

Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Female - * Carrie Underwood
Hayden Panettiere
Jessica Biel
Kate Hudson
Lauren Conrad

Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Male - * Jonas Brothers
Chris Brown
Pete Wentz
Shia LaBeouf
Zac Efron

COMEDY

Choice Comedian - * Adam Sandler
Dane Cook
Jonah Hill
Michael Cera
Will Ferrell

SPORTS

Choice Male Athlete - * David Beckham
Eli Manning
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Tiger Woods

Choice Female Athlete - * Shawn Johnson

Candace Parker
Danica Patrick
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams

Choice Action Sports Male - * Ryan Sheckler
Kelly Slater
Mick Fanning
Ryan Nyquist
Shaun White

MTV Asia Awards 2008 List of Winners

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The MTV Asia Awards, the most prestigious music awards in Asia, granted music icons from China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and the Philippines a golden M bars during a star-studded awards night on Saturday night at the Arena of Stars in Genting, Malaysia.

The show were hosted by Jared Leto, front man of 30 Seconds to Mars, and Award-winning actress and singer Karen Mok.

Presenters at the event included Dave, Jacklyn Victor, Joe Flizzow, Leo Ku, Miguel Chavez, Moots, Pussycat Dolls, Show Lo and Stefanie Sun.

The Winners of the 2008 MTV Asia Awards 2008 are:

Favourite Music Artist Awards from Asia:

Favourite Artist of Mainland China - Li Yu Chun
Favourite Artist of Hong Kong - Leo Ku
Favourite Artist of Indonesia - Yovie & Nuno
Favourite Artist of Korea - Super Junior
Favourite Artist of Malaysia - Nicholas Teo
Favourite Artist of Philippines - Chicosci
Favourite Artist of Singapore - Stefanie Sun
Favourite Artist of Taiwan - Show Lo
Favourite Artist of Thailand - TOR+ Saksit

International Music Awards:

Favourite International Artist of Asia - Linkin Park
Best Hook-up - Timbaland feat. OneRepublic -”Apologize”
The Innovation Award - Radiohead
Breakthrough Artist - Leona Lewis
Video Star - 30 Seconds to Mars - “A Beautiful Lie”
Bring Da House Down - Muse - Muse Asia Tour (Jan 2007)
edc Style Award - Panic at the Disco
Knockout Award - The Click Five
Inspiration Award - Karen Mok

For The First Time - Teaser Trailer

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They grew up before our eyes...

Captivated our hearts...

Kep us in awe...

This August,

the Grandest, most Exciting team-up

of

Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion

For The First Time



Coming to theaters on August 27, 2008.

Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) Season 2 Update: Laarni, Apple and Miguel are This Week's Nominated for Expulsion

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The 7th Gala Night marked a lot of firsts in Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2: the first performance of the Headmaster's List of Ten, the first Gala Night with a live band, and the first graded performance of honorary scholar Poy Palma of Zamboanga. Another first in the two-season history of PDA: in a twist reminiscent of Pinoy Dream Brother, the scholars were pitted in a face-off challenge last night, August 2, at the PDA Concert Hall in Quezon City.

Two scholars battled head-to-head; the contestant with the lower grade automatically landed in the bottom five regardless of overall ranking.

Liezel Garcia and Laarni Losala's match-up was a given, considering resident judge Gerard Salonga's comment last week citing the two as the top female vocalists of the competition. But it was the Liezel who emerged as the winner of the match with her rendition of Beyonce Knowles's "Listen." Guest judges Jimmy Bondoc and Ivy Violan agreed with resident juror Louie Ocampo when he said Liezel's performance was "the performance of the night." The four-time top scholar earned an overall score of 9.67, the highest score for a solo performance this season.


Likewise, Laarni got some love from the judges for singing "Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin." "As far as voice-wise, I was surprised. The texture was correct. I enjoyed it," Louie said. Laarni received a score of eight for her rendition of the April Boy Regino song. The resident juror further praised Laarni after her duet with honorary scholar Poy Palma. After they sang "And I'm Telling You," Louie said, "For the first time, I am truly, truly in love with your singing, Laarni."

Meanwhile, it was a close call for Bugoy Bogoyan, another consistent top scorer. Although Jimmy said Apple Abarquez's ‘We Are Family" was "slightly better" than Bugoy's "Nakapagtataka, it was Apple was landed in the bottom five with a score of 6.58. This is the first time Apple became part of the bottom group. Louie's preference, however, was spot on-he said he liked Iñaki Ting's "I'd Do Anything For Love" (But I Won't Do That) compared to Miguel Mendoza's "When Doves Cry," although Louie added he saw improvements in Miguel's singing. "I can't help but not compare you to your past performances. And I must admit I did enjoy your performance tonight, kasi ngayon may mga kulot-kulot ka sa nota na wala naman dati...nakakasurprise. I've seen you grow musically. Although di pa rin perfect, it's nice to know that you are improving," he said of Miguel's performance. Miguel received a grade of seven.

Another scholar who had previously steered clear from the bottom group, Van Pojas, failed to maintain his spot-free record. His rendition of "Through the Fire" did not impress Ivy and earned him a 5.60. Instead, the judges favored Hansen Nichols's "Bailamos," his second Enrique Iglesias song so far. Cris Pastor's "It's Raining Men" also managed to beat Bunny Malunda's "Satisfaction," which earned her 5.17 points.

Although Poy failed to become Star Scholar this, she received raves from Ivy when she sang "Free Your Mind." "Pro na pro ka kumanta. And you're the person to beat, really... I really see the potential and versatility in you," she said.

In a curious decision, the mentors saved Bunny from probation despite getting the lowest grade of the night. With this, Liezel and Bugoy are the only remaining scholars who haven't been part of the bottom group. Who among Laarni, Apple, and Miguel will go home next week?

Catch Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 Uberture, Mondays to Fridays, 5:30 PM, and Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 Primetime, after My Girl, on ABS-CBN. Viewers can also watch the PDA scholars everyday on Studio 23, 12:00-2:00 PM.

"Sarah Geronimo Papalit Kay Nora Aunor." - Isah Red

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Sarah (Geronimo) is a revelation in more ways than one. She is the third ‘S’ – apart of course, from ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Sincerity’ of the film – that makes the movie beautiful,” papuri ng mga miyembro ng Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) headed by Ms. Christine Dayrit sa akting ni Sarah sa launching movie nitong A Very Special Love.

Sarah, the report goes on, tackles her role intelligently. She knows the script and ultimately under­stands her role.

Sarah is bubbly without overacting. She is very raw, sensitive and natural, reason enough to herald her arrival in the acting department,” dagdag pa nilang papuri sa singer/actress na mako-consider na ngayong certified box-office star dahil OA ang pila sa mga sine­han for the said movie.

Every CEB member present during the screening says Sarah is an intrinsic part of the movie.

Actually, pag napanood nga kasi ang pelikula, nakakaaliw siya at promise si Sarah halos ang nagdala sa pelikula though malaki ang contribution ni John Lloyd.

Kuwento nga ni Isah Red (Entertainment Editor of Manila Standard) na sa sosyal na sinehan nanood - Glorietta 4, SRO nang manood siya at grabe ang pila. “Puwede nang mamahinga si Ate Guy (Nora Aunor) in peace. May kapalit na siya sa trono.

Grabe ang sigawan ng mga tao. At Day ang mga nanonood, hindi mga jologs. May mga naka-barong, mga pa-English-English pa. At nagsisigawan pag nakakakilig na ang mga eksena,” kuwento ni Isah na na-excite sa pelikula.

Kung sabagay bibihira na ang pelikulang Tagalog na pinilahan at SRO. Though sinasabing kumikita ang ibang pelikula, pero ito walang kasamang press release sa rami nang nanonood.

Viva Productions’ big boss, Vic del Rosario, has hit the jackpot again. His keen eye for potential stars has spelled box-office success once more. In Sarah, he has found the ideal star: talented, humble, highly bankable.

Now, Sarah is not only confined to making hit CDs and starring in popular TV series. She has crossed over to the big screen as a certified box-office star. Sarah is, in other words, a multi-media star.

Source: PSN

Meet ‘Pinoy Fear Factor: South America’ 12 Challengers

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Fear is definitely not a factor as 12 contestants face the challenges of Pinoy Fear Factor. The popular US reality program is the latest hit worldwide franchise by Endemol—the company behind Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy—to be adapted for Philippine television. But instead of the weekly episodic format, Pinoy Fear Factor will follow the serialized theme of Fear Factor Extreme. The Philippines is the third country to use this format after South Africa and India. Pinoy Fear Factor will be shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the contestants will try to surpass several stunts and challenges. Who among them will conquer their greatest fears?

The Contestants

Six Men

Ang basketball hunk na may fear of heights

The lover boy na madaling mandiri

Ang struggling Tondo dad. Kargador sa pier na may fear of heights

The funny Austrian na takot sa ipis

Ang papalicious chef na may fear of heights din

The promdi veterinarian na dalawang beses bumagsak sa board exam. Madaling magulat.

Six Women

The glam goddess. Host at model na takot sa ipis at daga.

Ang hot momma. Nabuntis ng maaga. Takot sa tubig.

The new Ms. Body Beautiful na takot sa snakes

Ang party bombshell na dating mayaman na naghirap ang pamilya. May fear of water.

The daredevil chick na tinalikuran ang showbiz. May fear of the unknown.

Ang flawless girl ng Dagat-Dagatan. May fear of snakes.

Finding these 12 finalists was the first challenge for Direk Lauren Dyogi and the people behind PFF. In the auditions held nationwide, hopefuls were asked to perform some small stunts and had to undergo physical and psychological examinations. Knowing how to swim and drive was also a strict requirement. There were also some contestants who failed to meet particular clauses in the contract hence had to back out, which further extended the selection process to almost two months.

These 12 challengers are set to leave by the end of August and they will stay in Argentina for a month. One will become the first winner of Pinoy Fear Factor: South America and will take home the P2 million cash prize and a house and lot worth P2.5 million from Avida.

Source: ABSCBN

Pinoy Idol Update: Warren Antig Was Kicked Off of Pinoy Idol Top 6

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Baguio's Warren Antig is eliminated from Pinoy Idol Top 6 on Sunday, August 3.

Next Saturday, the Top 5 remaining Idol hopefuls will sing the song of their choice arrange the way they want it to be and dubbed as their greatest idol performance.

And on Sunday, two of them will be eliminated and the remaining three will battle it out on August 17's Pinoy Idol finals night at SM Mall Of Asia's SMX Convention Center.

Cherry Pie Picache Wins Best Actress For the Second Time in Durban IFF in South Africa

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Last year, she impressed an international jury for her portrayal of a lesbian in Kaleldo. This year, Cherry Pie Picache once again impressed foreigners for her portrayal of a caring mother in the film Foster Child.

The Filipina actress won her second Best Actress Award from the Durban International Film Fest in South Africa for her portrayal of a woman temporarily taking care of children about to be adopted.

Brillante "Dante" Mendoza's film Foster Child also bagged the Best Film Award in the 29th edition of the DIFF, beating the 21 other competing films from all over the world. The Filipino film competed with entries from France, Germany, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States, among others.

Mendoza is currently in Durban, South Africa, to field Foster Child as one of the competition features and Tirador in the official selection. One of the films chosen for the official selection is Leatherheads. This football movie set in the 1920s stars George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. The 29th Durban IFF featured 200 films from more than 95 countries from July 23 to August 3, 2008.

In the previous edition of the film fest held annually in South Africa, Cherry Pie was adjudged as Best Actress for the movie Kaleldo (international title: Summer Heat) "for a sustained and controlled performance of the character of the gay sister, Jess, who despite her apparent cultivated masculine exterior betrays a softness which can hardly be seen but can be felt by all."

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