Chev Macias is Voted Off of Survivor Philippines

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The Bisayang Palaban Chev Macias made history by becoming the first castaway to be voted off Survivor Philippines.

Before voting began, Paolo Bediones asked the castaways their basis for voting out a tribe member.

Chev said she will base her vote on social status and whether the castaway badly needs to win the cash prize. While another castaway Cris said she will choose the one whom he thinks will be a burden to the tribe will get his vote.

When the voting began, Chev chose castaway Kaye to be kicked off the island.

But the rest of the Naak tribe all voted for Chev.

After Chev left the Tribal Council, she had five powerful parting words for her fellow castaways: "I hate you all guys!"

Richard Gomez' Family Feud versus Kris Aquino's Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?

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Richard Gomez will soon be seen in two shows on primetime television: the action series Codename: Asero and the upcoming game show Family Feud. This marks the first time that the matinee idol will try hosting a game show.

"We're taping in two weeks' time and siguro pagkatapos nun, magda-dry run kami nun," narrates Richard during the luncheon hosted yesterday, September 19, by the NMPP (Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelikulang Pilipino). He says that this new game show will replace Arnell Ignacio's GoBingo, which is airing right before 24 Oras in GMA-7.

The first week will feature showbiz families but the succeeding weeks will feature non-showbiz families. He reveals that around ten other applicants auditioned to be the host of Family Feud, but he was the one chosen by FremantleMedia to lead the show.

"Marami kaming pinag-audition, more than ten celebrities na nag-audition at sinend nila sa Fremantle. Sila ang nag-decide. Hindi ko alam kung bakit ako ang pinili. I just did my best dun sa audition. Nag-research lang ako online kung paano tumatakbo yung show."

Prior to his audition, Goma (Richard's nickname) searched for videos showing how they play Family Feud in the United Kingdom and other countries. "The whole show—from beginning to end. Meron silang mga contestants dun."

In the game show, two families will compete against each other to name the most popular responses to a common question that was posed to 100 people. There is a prize of P150,000 that will be accumulated every day until the winning family is defeated by the challenging family.

What is interesting, according to Goma, is the fact that people don't necessarily have to be related in order to form a "family." He says that this will initially run for one season but he hopes that this will be extended.

Since Family Feud shares the same timeslot as Kris Aquino's Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal, is he afraid of challenging the seasoned game show host?

"It's a big task considering established na talaga si Kris pagdating sa game shows. Malaking assignment at challenge para sa amin, lalo na sa akin dahil first time ko ito to do a game show," says Richard.

He adds, "I heard Kris really wanted to do Family Feud kasi isa sa mga paborito niya ‘to. Kaya lang, nakuha ng GMA-7."

Will this show get in the way of the friendship of Kris Aquino and Richard's wife Lucy Torres? "No, no. As a matter of fact, may lunch sila together today."

Kris already knows that Richard will be hosting the show that will be her direct competitor. What is her reaction to the news? "She's very happy for me," he said.

Source: PEP

"Lalake Po Talaga Ako." - Bugoy Drilon, PDA 2nd Big Dreamer

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In his 3 months stay inside the Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) House, it was noticeable how Bugoy Drilon acts and show his true side to the extent that many were suspecting he is gay. But Bugoy is not affected at all.

Last Thursday, September 18, several days after he was named PPA 2nd Big Dreamer, Bugoy clarified the issue through a special press conference given by ABS-CBN to formally launched and introduced to the press the six finalists of the popular reality talent search show.

"Lalake po talaga ako," he replied quickly. "Ganito lang po kasi ako gumalaw 'tsaka magsalita. Jolly-jolly lang po.

"Nirerespeto ko po ‘yong pananaw nila sa ‘kin kasi may pananaw din po ako sa sarili ko. 'Tsaka ‘yon po ang nararamdaman ko. Ganito lang po ako, pero totoo po ako." he ended.

Lorna Tolentino Finally Accepts ABS-CBN Offer

After Rudy [Fernandez] demise, rumors started to spread within the showbiz circle that Lorna Tolentino will be transferring back to ABS-CBN.

On Thursday, Lorna together with her manager Lolit Solis, formally bids goodbye to GMA-7 big bosses as she finally accepted ABS-CBN's long-time offer.

Lorna is set to do a soap opera opposite Gabby Concepcion in the Kapamilya network.

"Ayaw ni LT na basta na lang siya gagawa sa kabila na hindi nagpapaalam," said Lolit. "Kaya nandito siya para siya mismo ang personal na magpasalamat at magpaalam. Ayaw naming mag-burn ng bridges, di ba?"

According to Lolit, GMA-7 offered Lorna a role in the TV remake of Saan Darating Ang Umaga with Yasmien Kurdi as the lead star. Lorna is supposed to play the role of Nida and Yasmien as Maricel Soriano. But Lorna declined the offer saying she already said "yes" to ABS-CBN prior to GMA-7's offer.

Jennylyn Mercado Will No Longer Renew Contract with GMA Artist Center

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There were rumors that after Jennylyn Mercado gives birth to her love child with Patrick Garcia, she will transfer to ABS-CBN just like Angel Locsin and Valerie Concepcion who are also being managed by talent manager Becky Aguila.

According to Becky Aguila, Jennylyn Mercado will truly not renew her contract with GMA Artist Center (GMAAC) but denied the transfer issue as she will remain a talent of GMA-7 but no longer under the management of GMA Artist Center.

There are reports that Jennylyn camp is considering to be a GMA exclusive contract artist just like Kapuso superstars Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez, and Dennis Trillo.

Jennylyn’s comeback to the big screen is via the Metro Manila Filmfest entry “One Night Only” by Octoarts Films. There are also reports that she and former love team/boyfriend Mark Herras will be reunited in a primetime tv series on GMA.

GMA Films' I.T.A.L.Y. Grosses P17 Million on its Opening Day

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There are text messages circulating about the opening day gross of GMA Films' I.T.A.L.Y. - the movie that stars Jolina Magdangal, Dennis Trillo, Rufa Mae Quinto, and Eugene Domingo.

The message was said to be coming from GMA Films President Anette Gozon which says, "GMA Films P35 million budget cruise comedy I.T.A.LY. grosses a phenomenal P17 million on its 1st day of showing. The opening day gross surpassed GMA Films’ expectation.

Even surpassing the P14 million opening day gross of Star Cinema/Viva Films’ A Very Special Love. We are now at the top with the future really bright for GMA.”

This text message is in conflict with another report from a reliable source that the movie only produced P281,000 as of 3pm on its opening day on September 17.

Nora Aunor's "Himala" is One of Best Asian Films of All Time (According to CNN)

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CNN (London, England) - Asia: Spread over one third of the world's surface, it is home to something like four billion people in 70 countries. It also produces half of the world's film.

Bollywood, India's film industry, alone produces around 1,000 films each year -- almost two times as many as Hollywood.

This vast continent doesn't just come out on top when it comes to output, it has also sired many influential directors, actors and film-genres.

Ang Lee's 2000 homage to Chinese fantasy martial arts genre, Wuxia, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," and Japan's unique take on horror, typified by films like Takashi Shimizu's "Ju-on: The Grudge" are just two examples of Asia's recent contribution to world film culture.

We have included films by Japan's Akira Kurosawa, China's Wong Kar-Wai and India's Mehboob Khan in our provisional list of the best of Asian cinema but we want to hear from Web site users. What are your favorites? Have we missed one? Perhaps you don't agree with our choices. Let us know in the Sound Off box below.

'In the Mood for Love' ('Fa yeung nin wa') Hong Kong/China
(Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)
Wong was heavily influenced by Hitchcock's psychological thriller "Vertigo" during the making of this poetic, exquisitely shot meditation on love and loss starring Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.

'Mother India' ('Bharat Mata') India
(Mehboob Khan, 1957)
One of the sub-continent's first ever blockbusters, it is also known as India's "Gone with the Wind." Acting legend Nargis plays a woman who must raise her children single-handedly after her husband is maimed in an accident, and becomes the catalyst for her fellow villagers to fight for their land. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 1957 Academy Awards -- India's first ever Oscar nomination.

'The Host' ('Gwoemul') South Korea
(Bong Joon-ho, 2006)
Arguably one of the greatest monster films ever made; a staggering 20 percent of the population of South Korea have watched this film. It is based on the true story of a U.S. military employee ordered to dump formaldehyde into the sewer system that leads to Seoul's Han River. Six years later a giant mutant squid starts attacking people (this part is made up).

'Syndromes and a Century' ('Sang sattawat') Thailand
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
One of seven films commissioned by the New Crowned Hope Festival, part of Vienna's Mozart Year in 2006. Set in two hospitals, Weerasthakul reflects on the lives and memories of his medic parents using an experimental, anti-narrative style (a series of images, soft spoken dialogue and music) which was chosen by the hugely influential French film magazine "Les Cahiers du Cinéma" as one of the 10 best pictures of 2007.

'Whale Rider' New Zealand
(Niki Caro, 2002)
At just 12 years-old star, Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her extraordinary performance as "Pai" a first-born female in the patriarchal Whangara tribe who believes she is destined to be the new Chief.

'Still Life' ('Sanxia haoren') China
(Zhang Ke Jia, 2006)
Awarded a Golden Lion at Venice in 2006, Zhangke's wide-sweeping film is based on the human tragedy of the Three Gorges Dam (more than one million people have been displaced) which stretches across the Yangtze River. The story focuses on a miner who travels back to his home town looking for his wife only to find that his former home is now submerged. The film illustrates the gulf between China's new world order and the soon-to-be-forgotten culture of the past.

'Shower' ('Xizao') China
(Yang Zhang, 1999)
The richly humorous and touching story of Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming who returns home to Beijing where his father runs the local bathhouse, only to caught between two cultures -- the decaying district of his childhood and the booming South where he now lives with a wife who has never met his family. When he realizes his father's health is failing he must take stock.

'Shall We Dansu?' Japan
(Masayuki Suo, 1998)
Successful but unhappy accountant, Shohei Sugiyama spots a beautiful woman in a dance studio window. Despite his wife and child, he secretly signs up for dance lessons hoping to get closer to her. Slowly he begins to fall in love with the art form itself. A 2004 Hollywood remake starred Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere.

'The Ballad of Narayama' ('Narayama bushiko') Japan
(Keisuke Kinoshita,1958)
In the a remote 19th century village, food is so scarce that when the elderly reach 70 years old they must climb frozen Mount Narayama to die so their families won't have to feed them. Kinoshita's film is profane and shocking at times -- throughout the film, images of couples having sex are interspersed with scenes of animals and insects mating. The film won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984.

'Infernal Affairs' ('Mou gaan dou') Hong Kong/China
(Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak Siu-Fai, 2002)
Hong Kong cop thriller following the parallel lives of an undercover officer who infiltrates a Triad gang and policeman who secretly reports to a ruthless gang boss. "Infernal Affairs" breaks the mould of much of contemporary Hong Kong cinema by steering clear of over-the-top-action in favor of a slow-burning build up of psychological tension. Engrossing.

'Mandala' South Korea
(Kwon-Taek Im, 1981)
In the film that is considered to be his breakthrough as a cinematic artist, Im follows the lives and interactions of two Buddhist monks in Korea, and takes a contemplative look at the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.

'To Live' ('Huozhe') China
(Zhang Yimou, 1994)
Much lauded but banned in Mainland China because of its satirical portrayal of the Communist government, this epic, sumptuous film traces the personal fortunes of Fugui and Jiazhen as they fall from wealthy landownership to peasantry over 30 turbulent years.

'When the Tenth Month Comes' ('Bao gio cho den thang muoi') Vietnam
(Dang Nhat Minh, 1984)
A vivid portrayal, from the point of view of a young Vietnamese widow, of the legacy of the Vietnam war. It was released internationally under the name "The Love Doesn't Come Back."

'Himala' Philippines
(Ishmael Bernal, 1982)
Young Elsa thinks she has seen the Virgin Mary and goes on a healing crusade -- just the miracle the nowhere town she lives in is looking for. The film's austere camera work, haunting score and accomplished performances sensitively portray the harsh social and cultural conditions that people in the third world endure.

'A Touch of Zen' ('Xia nu') Hong Kong/Taiwan
(King Hu, 1969)
In this kung fu movie with a strong spiritual element a young artist finds himself caught up in the struggle to help a beautiful young woman escape the Imperial agents who murdered her family. A classic of the martial arts fantasy genre, which was the first Chinese film to win an award at Cannes Film Festival. It was also a massive influence on Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon."

'Ikiru' Japan
(Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
In this profoundly moralistic fable, longtime salaryman Kanji Watanabe, learns he has terminal cancer and, ultimately, through the experiences he has, the meaning of life. Takashi Shimura who played Watanabe was nominated in the Best Foreign Actor category at the 1960 BAFTA Awards.

'Utu' New Zealand
(Geoff Murphy, 1983)
Loosely based on the events of Te Kooti's War in the 1870s, it tells the tale of Maori tribesman Te Wheke who is serving in the British army. He is prompted to seek vengeance when he returns home to find his village and family destroyed in a senseless raid by the British.

'Gabbeh' Iran
(Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996)
An elderly nomad couple are cleaning their beautiful carpet or "gabbeh" when a young woman suddenly emerges to tell the history of her clan through the carpet. Beautifully filmed and the winner of numerous awards.

Laarni Lozada on Boy and Kris (with Manalig Ka Lyrics)

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Watch Laarni Lozada's guesting on Boy and Kris singing her PDA Grand Dream Night winning song "Manalig Ka".

Manalig ka
Malapit na
Makakamit na rin ang 'yong mga pangarap.

Manalig ka
Malapit na
Bubunga rin ang 'yong mga pagsisikap.

Di na magtatagal
Ikaw itatanghal
Sa pagod at sa hirap
At sa 'yong pagmamahal.

Manalig ka
Malapit na
Malapit na.

Hawak ko na ang 'yong mga minimithi
Bukas na bukas din ika'y tatanghalin.
Higit pa d'yan ang darating
Pag iyong angkinin.

Ang iyong tagumpay
Ay tagumpay nating lahat din.

Manalig ka
Malapit na.

Malapit na.

Himala (Humingi Ako sa Langit Theme Song) by Kitchie Nadal

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Watch and hear Kitchie Nadal's own version of Rivermaya's hit song "Himala" which happen to be the official theme song of Judy Ann Santos' upcoming ABS-CBN nurserye "Humingi Ako sa Langit".

Pangarap ko'y
Makita kang
Naglalaro sa buwan

Inalay mo
Sa aking ang
Gabing walang hangganan

(Hindi mahanap/'Di mahagilap)
Sa lupa ang pag-asa
Nakikiusap (na lang/ sa buwan)

Kasalanan bang
Humingi ako sa langit ng
Isang himala?
Kasalanan bang
Humingi ako sa langit ng
Isang himala?

Pangarap ko'y
Makita ang
Liwanag ng umaga

Sa iyong mga mata

Dingdong Dantes To Do a Movie with Piolo Pascual in Star Cinema?

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It's unusual to see two of the most popular handsome actors from rival networks in one project. But Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual made it happen through their latest product endorsement - Pond's.

During the launching of Pond's Pinkish White Dream Date at the Ruby Ballroom of Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel in Ortigas Center, Pasig City today, September 18, Dingdong shared to press his experiences in working with Piolo who are very much identified with the Kapuso network, Dingdong said, "Sa akin, it's really a privilege."

The Kapuso actor also added, "The fact na magiging posibleng magkasama nga ang gaya namin na Kapamilya at saka Kapuso, much more na it's Piolo who I really idolize."

With this statement, Dingdong was asked by the invited press if he is open to the idea of working with Piolo in a movie project. "That would be a very nice idea!" he exclaimed.

Dingdong said that it would be okay if their respective film companies—Star Cinema for Piolo and GMA Films for Dingdong—would be able to bring celebrities from their stable together in one project again, just like what happened in For the First Time and another planned movie for Kapuso Richard Gutierrez and Kapamilya KC Concepcion.

He reiterated, "Maganda kapag nagawa ulit ng mga Kapuso at Kapamilya na magsama kahit sa ibang bagay. At least nakikita na puwedeng posible siya and it's good for both industry."

What kind of role would he want to portray if this "dream" materializes?

"Ako, kahit ano, e," answered Dingdong. "Siguro kung mayroon mang ganoon, I'd like to veer away from what they see on TV. Siguro 'yong kakaibang ako, siguro mas challenging para sa akin na hindi masyadong mabait siguro," he ended.

So, what do you think of a possible Dingdong - Piolo movie team-up? Exciting or Boring?

Polo Ravales Plays ‘Ultimate Gay Role’ in “Walang Kawala”

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Hindi na rin pala nakatanggi si Polo Ravales na gumanap ulit ng ng gay role nang ialok sa kanya ang Walang Kawala, kung saan makakasama niya si Joseph Bitangcol. Matatandaang unang gumanap ng gay role si Polo sa pelikulang Manay Po ng Regal Entertainment, na nagkaroon pa ng sequel.

Ayon kay Polo, “ultimate gay role” raw ang gagawin niya sa Walang Kawala dahil hindi lang kissing scene meron siya kasama si Joseph kundi may mga maiinit na love scenes pa sila. Kaya kinukondisyon na nina Polo at Joseph ang kanilang mga sarili dahil mapapalaban daw talaga sila sa pelikulang ito.

May tiwala ako kay Direk Joel [Lamangan],” sabi ni Polo sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal). “Siya ang hahawak ng movie at ilang beses ko na siyang nakatrabaho. Kaya noong malaman ko na siya ang magdidirek, walang problema sa akin. Matsa-challenge ako ulit sa kanya. Kaya sige gawin na namin para maiba naman.

Tungkol naman sa mga gagawin naming eksena ni Joseph, nagkausap naman na kami about that. Close naman kami ni Joseph, e. Magkasama kami sa mga shows ng Boyz.Com kaya more or less, wala akong problema with him.

Game naman si Joseph kasi nga alam niyang maganda ang magiging role namin sa movie. Who knows at baka magka-award pa ang isa sa amin with this movie. Kaya gagawin na lang namin ang anumang i-require na acting sa project.”

Mala-Brokeback Mountain nina Heath Ledger at Jake Gyllenhaal daw ang dating ng Walang Kawala, pero isinulat ito na babagay sa local setting natin. Makakasama rin nina Polo at Joseph sa movie sila Jean Garcia at Emilio Garcia.

Si Enrique Ramos ang nagsulat ng script ng Walang Kawala.

- Ruel Mendoza, PEP

David Cook's Debut Album Out on November 18

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David Cook fans - wait no more!

It was just announced that David Cook's debut album will be out in the market starting November 18.

His label, 19 Recordings/RCA Records, also stated that the 25-year-old American Idol champ teamed with Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) on the studio album.

For more information, visit his newly relaunched website at

Cook posted a welcome video blog there and you can also send emails to him at

Britney Spears' Candy From Strangers - Video and Lyrics

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Danger, danger, candy from a stranger… is a new website that claims to have the first leaked single “Candy From Strangers” from Britney Spears‘ sixth studio album, Circus. Interestingly enough, the radio station 97.9 Kiss FM has the same song posted on their website at An unofficial official leak, perhaps?

The song starts off like “Hot as Ice” from Britney’s latest album, Blackout. “Candy From Strangers” reportedly features Laze & Royal. Brit or not, the song sure is super catchy!

Earlier this week, her label Jive/Zomba announced that her first official single would be “Womanizer”, and will drop on Monday, Sept. 22.

Check out “Candy From Strangers” below or visit

Source: Jared

Dan Gheesling Wins Big Brother 10

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Dan Gheesling schooled everyone on "Big Brother 10."

The sneaky 24-year-old high school teacher from Dearborn, Mich., won the voyeuristic CBS reality show's $500,000 prize Tuesday after outlasting 12 other contestants inside a makeshift house on a Studio City soundstage. Gheesling was unanimously voted the winner by the show's jury, made up of the past seven evicted houseguests.

"My personality traits will play into my strategy and make this an easy summer for me," Gheesling told The Associated Press before going into the house in July.

Gheesling bested runner-up Robert "Memphis" Garrett, a 25-year-old Los Angeles bartender, who earned a $50,000 second-place prize. During the fourth week of competition, the pair formed an unstoppable secret alliance, dubbing themselves The Renegades and plotting to evict their fellow "Big Brother 10" houseguests.

Los Angeles waitress Keesha Smith was also voted "favorite juror" by viewers and won a $25,000 prize.


Celine Dion and Charice Pempengco Duet at the Madison Square Garden

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Young Pinay singing sensation Charice Pempengco had her dream come true when she finally sang a duet with her idol Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden on September 15.

As announced in Oprah Winfrey Show last September 9, Charice sang the song “Because You Love Me,” with Celine during the international diva's "Taking Chances World Tour 2008". That happens to be the first song Charice' had ever learned and it was dedicated by Celine to her mom after learning about their heartwarming life story.

This is how Celine introduced Charice to the audience:

"They actually told me about an incredible young singer that she [Oprah Winfrey] discovered a while back. You know, if you watch Oprah last week, you know all about her. This young lady's name is Charice. I'm so excited. She's 16 years old and she's from the Philippines.

"Let me tell you, she has a voice that can literally blow the roof off Madison Square Garden and she just might. But the real story is how Charice and her mom escaped the terrifying experience and had to leave Charice's violent father. You know, to start a life of their own.

"Charice vowed to save her mom from a life of desperation and despair. You know, through prayers and dreams and God-given talent, an incredible voice, Charice entered every singing contest in her native country and [was] eventually noticed by such influential people.

"You know, a show in Oprah and Oprah wanted to take her and took her under her wings. Then, the David Foster joined her. I had the chance to see Charice perform one of my songs on Oprah last week. I have a little bit of difficulty to talk right now because I met Charice, and I'm so emotional... So I'm searching and looking for my words...trying to control my emotion.

"I invited her to come here tonight to sing with me. Where are you sweetheart? There she is, come down, Sweetie."

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is Charice. [To Charice] You look spectacular! Are you shaking? Are you okay? Don't be nervous and, I think, a lot of people, they understand that you are nervous.

"I'm gonna tell you one thing, the talent we're not gonna talk about, because you have. The strength, we're not gonna talk about because you have, and so the love. And I have to tell you, the family, we'll gonna talk because you have to.

"One time, my manager, my husband [Rene Angelil], told me, ‘Celine...' Because when I started to sing, I was 12 years old, so 12 and 16, it's the same, okay? He told me, ‘Celine, I know you're nervous, don't be scared. You love to sing. When you go up there, you'll be nervous. Don't be.'

"I will give you an image that you can think about. Think that all the people you see in front of you are your brothers and sisters. You're singing in your living room and these are your family. They can't can't wait to hear you sing. I think I know you want to dedicate this song to your mother. So we're gonna sing ‘Because You Loved Me' for your mother."

There are hundreds of Pinoys watching and cheering for the Philippine's pride. Prepare for goose bumps when you watch the video below:

All-Out KAPUSO Roll Out - GMA 7 Upcoming Shows

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Are you ready mga Kapuso?

Humanda sa All-Out Roll Out!

Mga Bagong Pakaaabangan!


Ang pinakamalaking reality show sa buong mundo, now on Philippine primetime. - SURVIVOR Philippines.

Ang pinakabagong pinagkakaguluhang drama sa buong mundo. - LA LOLA.

Mapapakapit ka sa mga bagong adventure ng bagong superhero ng bayan. - GAGAMBINO

Bonding at playtime naman kasama ang mag-anak sa... FAMILY FEUD.


A look at the five Philippine Presidencies. - NEWSMAKERS.

Balikan ang malalaking isyu ng kahapon na hinde pa natutuldukan hanggang ngayon. - CASE UNCLOSED.


Sakay na sa isang paglalakbay na punong-puno ng pag-ibig. - I.T.A.L.Y.

Sasama ka bang kilalanin ang kamatayan? - SUNDO.

Talaga namang All-Out ang Roll Out para sa inyo mga Kapuso!

Jericho Rosales and Carmen Soo's "Kahit Isang Saglit" Failed to Make it to Top 10 Primetime Rating Race

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Two new shows from ABS-CBN and GMA-7 were launched last Monday night, September 15: GMA-7's reality series Survivor Philippines and ABS-CBN's drama series Kahit Isang Saglit.

Survivor Philippines, hosted by Paolo Bediones, premiered with an impressive 31.8% to grab the 4th spot in the primetime race. Kahit Isang Saglit, starring Jericho Rosales and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo, debuted with an unimpressive 22%; putting it in 11th place behind My Husband's Woman's 22.7%.

Aside from Survivor Philippines and My Husband's Woman, four other Kapuso shows made it to the Top 10: Dyesebel (38.8%), Codename: Asero (36.4%), Ako Si Kim Samsoon (34.8%), and 24 Oras (28.3%).

The rest of the Top 10 went to ABS-CBN shows: I Love Betty La Fea (28.2%), TV Patrol World (27.8%), Iisa Pa Lamang (25.8%), and Dyosa (25.3%).

Source: AGB Nielsen Media Research, Philippines thru PEP

Sept. 13 - 14 TV Ratings: ABS-CBN Gets the Top Spot for Both Daytime and Primetime Ratings

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The two-night finale of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) Season 2 reigned supreme last weekend, September 13 and 14, topping the primetime race for two consecutive nights. PDA's Performance Night last Saturday gathered 31.8% while its Awards Night on Sunday night where Laarni Lozada was declared the Grand Star Dreamer collected a total of 36.1%.

The Performance Night of PDA was followed by four GMA-7 shows: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (28.6%), Bitoy's Funniest Videos (28.6%), Imbestigador (27.3%), and Celebrity Duets (24.1%).

Completing the rest of the Top 10 were Maalaala Mo Kaya, Varga, XXX, Nuts Entertainment, and Sine Totoo.

On the daytime race, Eat Bulaga topped last Saturday rating game with 23.1%. Followed by Pinoy Records (20.4%), Wish Ko Lang (18.9%), Wowowee (18.6%), and Startalk (14.2%).

Coming in second after the Awards Night of PDA last Sunday night was Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok with 26.6%. Followed by Kap's Amazing Stories (25.35), Goin' Bulilit (25%), and Mel & Joey (22.5%).

In the daytime race, ASAP '08 took the lead once again from SOP; 17.9% versus 16.5 percent, respectively.

In the battle of Sunday showbiz talk shows, The Buzz prevailed with 11.7% against Showbiz Central's 10.5%.

With ABS-CBN getting the top spots for both daytime and primetime, the Kapamilya network also edged out GMA-7 for the total audience share of the day, 15.7 percent versus 14.2 percent.

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs last weekend (Sept. 13 - 14) based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households (courtesy of PEP):

September 13 (Saturday)
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.1%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 20.4%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 17.6%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
Startalk (GMA-7) - 14.2%
Making of I.T.A.L.Y. (GMA-7) - 14.1%
That's My Doc (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%

Pinoy Dream Academy: Performance Night (ABS-CBN) - 31.8%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 28.7%
Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 28.6%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 27.3%
Celebrity Duets (GMA-7) - 24.1%
Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 21.8%
Varga (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
XXX (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
Nuts Entertainment (GMA-7) - 13.7%
Sine Totoo (GMA-7) - 9.6%

September 14 (Sunday)
ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) 17.9%
SOP (GMA-7) - 16.5%
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.4%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
Dear Friend (GMA-7) - 11.1%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 10.5%

Pinoy Dream Academy: Awards Night (ABS-CBN) - 36.1%
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) - 26.6%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 25.3%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 25%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 22.5%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%
All Star K (GMA-7) - 18.4%
Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 17%
Ful Haus (GMA-7) - 15.3%
SNBO (GMA-7) - 12.2%

Cheap Gimmick at I.T.A.L.Y. Presscon?

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By Shirley Matias-Pizarro
Manila Bulletin Online
Saturday, September 6, 2008

We didn’t particularly like the "gimmick" at the press conference of GMA Films’ new movie "ITALY" last Tuesday night.

Some may deny it was so but to us observers that night, the live simultaneous kissing scene (and it wasn’t just a smack!) between Dennis Trillo and Italian actress Andrea de Lugo and her lady friend with Mark Herras, was nothing but a cheap trick to keep the press "interested."

After a sing and dance portion with Andrea and Barbara, before the press conference proper even began, the host of the night interviewed the two and before we knew it, he calls in the movie’s leading men Dennis and Mark to join them and front. The next we saw was live torrid kissing! And for what, it simply escapes us.

Anyway, the reason we suspected it was a trumped up gimmick was that, we met the main stars Jolina Magdangal and Rufa Mae Quinto on our way out and we asked them why they were late, they chorused, "Kanina pa kami sa ibaba pero ayaw kami paakyatin muna."

We don’t know why a film would choose to resort to such contrived tricks just to catch the public’s attention. Could it be that the drumbeaters of the movie are kind of wanting for more interest because they are not confident of their product?

If so, how can they now be confident of it when GMA has evidently given its full weight behind the project — supporting its expensive production aboard a luxury cruise ship journeying through Europe.

We will find out, anyway, when the movie opens on Sept. 17.

MYX VJ Search 2008 Finalists

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Ladies and Gentlemen!
Here are the MYX VJ Search 2008 Finalists.
Ready? Get Set! Vote!

Nickname: CHINO
Age: 22 years old
Undoubtedly, he’s one of Hale’s biggest fans. Having Champ as a big brother just may have influenced him in getting into the music biz. If he looks familiar, it’s because he had a starring role in Hale’s music video of “Kahit Pa’. Soon enough, you may recognize him introducing his brother’s music video and even more!

To vote for CHINO, Text MYXVJ 1 & Send to 2366

Nickname: KAI
Age: 19 years old
Occupation: Student
Showbiz runs in Kai’s blood, given that she has actors Bernard and Mico are her siblings. The fact that she belongs to the famous Revilla clan is no pressure for this young girl. Kai aptly describes herself as a sweet girl but behind the sugary image is a spicy attitude ready for some head banging!

To vote for ERIKA, Text MYXVJ 2 & Send to 2366

Nickname: JESSICA
Age: 19 years old
Occupation: Student
This girl has the gift of clever wit that could be her her cloak-and-dagger to be the next big thing. Jessica’s spunky blend of sugar and spice could be her ticket to instant stardom?

To vote for JESSICA, Text MYXVJ 3 & Send to 2366

Nickname: JC
Age: 22 years old
Occupation: Commercial Model
Keep the cameras rolling as this ultimate film buff crosses over from viewer to superstar-in-the-making. JC has his sights set on becoming the next big thing. This Ryan Agoncillo look-alike is also very much into hosting and he is bound to keep you glued to the boob tube 24/7.

To vote for JC, Text MYXVJ 4 & Send to 2366

Nickname: MACKY
Age: 23 years old
Occupation: Basketball Player
Shooting hoops is definitely part of this guy’s life but this PBA player is looking at expanding his horizons. Basketball may be his first love but he also has a gift of gab that he is ready to show off. Who knows, he just might be the next face of MYX!

To vote for MACKY, Text MYXVJ 5 & Send to 2366

Nickname: BIANCA
Age: 23 years old
Missing VJ Michi? Although she bears a striking resemblance with the former MYX VJ, Bianca has got the chops to make a name for herself as a fun and funky VJ in the world of music and entertainment.

To vote for BIANCA, Text MYXVJ 6 & Send to 2366

Nickname: MONICA
Age: 20 years old
Occupation: Radio DJ
Hold on to your seats coz this radio gal will surely rock your world. With her background as a radio DJ, she can get you hooked to her kind of music and we’re not just talking about rock. She’s got an ear for all things that’s got a great groove. MYX and music are a perfect match for Monica.

To vote for MONICA, Text MYXVJ 7 & Send to 2366

Nickname: PAOLO
Age: 18 years old
Occupation: Student
This young lad at 18 can pass up as the boy-next-door that girls will surely swoon over. But don’t be fooled coz he’s more than what meets the eye. Beyond being eye candy is a candid and charming guy that can pave his way in becoming the next MYX VJ.

To vote for PAOLO, Text MYXVJ 8 & Send to 2366

Nickname: ROBI
Age: 18 years old
Occupation: Student, Artist
The young blue eagle soared high as a Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus runner-up. This only means that things are looking up as he lands a spot as a MYX VJ Search finalist. This Atenean finds school and showbiz to be a manageable mix since he does his homework in between takes during “My Girl” taping days. Looks like MYX will be an easy fit into his busy schedule.

To vote for ROBI, Text MYXVJ 9 & Send to 2366

Nickname: SAMI
Age: 18 years old
Occupation: Student
Sami is a scene stealer, in a good way, that is. She’s no stranger to the spotlight, having appeared in numerous commercials. So coming out in the newspapers or on TV modeling a hot new brand will be just another day in Sami’s exciting life. Looks like delivering spiels as the next MYX VJ may just be right up her alley.

To vote for SAM, Text MYXVJ 10 & Send to 2366

Nickname: CERAH
Age: 22 years old
Occupation: Host, Model, Student
Cerah is a siren in the making looking up to the vocal prowess of Lea Salonga, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys. Just like VJs Nikki and Iya, it’s not just her vocal talent that will bring her places but her spunk and attitude too!

To vote for CERAH, Text MYXVJ 11 & Send to 2366

Nickname: EZRA
Age: 23 years old
Occupation: Commercial Model
Be prepared to go on a laugh trip because this fellow really knows how to have fun. Call him wacky, call him crazy but one thing’s for sure, Ezra is a real cutie! For starters, his Afro ‘do will surely catch your attention. And perhaps he has done more, because what is he a copywriter cum commercial model for? Advertising practically makes up half of his life. Will MYX make it whole?

To vote for EZRA, Text MYXVJ 12 & Send to 2366

Voting period is from 9/14/2008 to 10/15/2008. Votes will account for 30% of the final scores.

Watch MYX daily for the MYX VJ Search 2008 Interactive Poll Screen.

For the latest tally of text votes, go to MYX Mobile Official Site.

Jennylyn Mercado Stars in Octo Arts Film's One Night Only

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Jennylyn Mercado will make a big comeback to the big screen via Octo Arts Films' "One Night Only".

OctoArts Films PR Manager Aster Amoyo confirms that Jennylyn Mercado is included in the cast of the movie which happen to be the film producer's entry to the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Joining in the cast are Katrina Halili, Diana Zubiri, Paolo Contis, Alessandra de Rossi, Ricky Davao, Jon Avila, Candy Panglinan, Chokoleit, Jason Gainza, Joross Gamboa and Valerie Concepcion.

Jennylyn was last seen in the movie Half Blood Samurai opposite Japanese star Jacky Woo.

Michaela Melania is Sam Milby's New Girlfriend?

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Sam Milby and Anne Curtis, couple no more!

The young ex-couple finally admitted that they are no longer together as a couple and there's no reason for break-up because they have already ended their relationship during their Maging Sino Ka Man days.

Anne said, "Walang reason para maghiwalay kame dahil hinde naman kame."

And according to Sam, "We can't say that we broke up in any way because we never admitted that we were together!"

In The Buzz' segment of Sam Milby and Anne Curtis' break-up story, Michaela Melania, the girl who is said to be the reason for Sam and Anne's break-up finally speak-up and deny the accusation.

See full report below (courtesy of The Buzz):

Pinoy Fear Factor - 12 Challengers and Full Trailer

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Pinoy Fear Factor is an upcoming franchise reality show that will soon air on ABS-CBN which will be hosted by Ryan Agoncillo.

The popular US reality program is the latest hit worldwide franchise by Endemol to be adapted for Philippine TV. The Philippines is the third country to use this format after South Africa and India.

Pinoy Fear Factor was shot in Argentina, South America where the 12 challengers tried to surpass several stunts and challenges.

Six men
1. Basketball Hunk
2. The Lover Boy
3. Kargador sa Pier
4. The funny Austrian
5. Chef
6. The Promdi Veterinarian

Six women
1. The Glam Goddess
2. Ms. Body Beautiful
3. The Daredevil Chick
4. Flawless Girl
5. Party Bombshell
6. Hot Mama

Who among these 12 challengers will conquer their greatest fears? Find out soon on ABS-CBN 2.

Laarni Lozada is the Grand Star Dreamer of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) Season 2

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Laarni Lozada of Sultan Kudarat is named the Grand Star Dreamer of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) Season 2 Grand Dream Night held at the Cuneta Astrodome on September 14.

Laarni received a total of 651,696 votes equivalent to 35.21% of the total number of text votes.

Laarni’s prize package includes laptop, component and lcd tv from Sony, kitchen showcase from Whirlpool, P1.5 Million worth of Cyrtal Clear water store franchise, a brand new house and lot from Globe Asiatique and a check worth P1 million pesos from ABS-CBN.

See Laarni's winning moment here:

Bugoy Drilon is the 2nd Star Dreamer of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA)

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Bugoy Drilon is the 2nd Grand Star Dreamer of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) Season 2 Grand Dream Night held at the Cuneta Astrodome on September 14.

Bugoy received a total of 549,716 votes equivalent to 29.70% of the total number of text votes.

Bugoy won a number of prizes including P500,000.00.

Miguel Mendoza is the 3rd Star Dreamer of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA)

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Miguel Mendoza is the 3rd Grand Star Dreamer of Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) Season 2 Grand Dream Night held at the Cuneta Astrodome on September 14.

Miguel received a total of 253,412 votes equivalent to 13.69% of the total number of text votes.

Miguel won P300,000.00 in cash and other prizes.

Liezel Garcia is Pinoy Dream Academy Top 4 Scholar

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Liezel Garcia is the Top 4 Scholar in the Grand Dream Night of Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2, Sunday night at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Liezel received a total of 247,346 votes equivalent to 13.36%.

Van Pojas is Pinoy Dream Academy Top 5 Scholar

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Van Pojas is declared Top 5 scholar in the Grand Dream Night of Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2, Sunday night at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Van received 112,065 votes equivalent to 6.6%.

Chris Pastor is Pinoy Dream Academy Top 6 Scholar

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Cris Pastor was announced Top 6 Scholar in the Grand Dream Night of Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2, Sunday night at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Cris received a total of 36,487 votes equivalent to 1.97%.

Pangarap na Bituin, Iza Calzado and Volta Make it to 2008 International Emmy Awards Semis

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A comedy superhero series from ABS-CBN...

The leading lady from an action fantasy series of GMA-7...

A teleserye from ABS-CBN...

...made it as regional semi-finalists in the 2008 International Emmy Awards.

As earlier reported, Volta starring Ai Ai delas Alas made it as regional semi-finalist for Best Comedy category in the International Emmy Awards.

Apparently, there are two other entries from the Philippines to make it as semi-finalists in the most prestigious award-giving body for television in the whole world. ABS-CBN’s Pangarap Na Bituin starring Sarah Geronimo, Maja Salvador and Rica Peralejo was nominated in the Best Telenovela category. The primetime soap is bound to compete with popular telenovelas in Europe and South America where the term “telenovela” was invented.

The third honor was brought by Joaquin Bordado’s leading lady Iza Calzado. She is the only actress from the Philippines to be nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category in the history of Emmy.

The International Emmy’s is usually dominated by United Kingdom as the original Emmy Awards is for American television.

The 36th International Emmy Awards will take place Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel, New York.

Last year, ABS-CBN’s news program Bandila became the first Philippine program to make it as finalist in the prestigious award-giving body.

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