Nominees for the 21st Aliw Awards

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Aliw Awards has just released its nominees for its 21st edition to give recognition and honor to the best live performers of the local music industry.

The awards range from comedians, live acts, musicians, and entertainers.

Here are this year's nominees:

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars
Nyoy Volante
Arthur Manuntag
Richard Poon
Ruben Laurente

Consuelo Osorio

Route ‘70
Rhythm and Babes
Shane and the Brown Union

Best Major Concert
Erik Santos, Solo at Coliseum
Piolo Pascual, Ten Piolo
Martin Nievera, XXV
Billy Crawford, It’s Time
Christian Bautista, Inspired

Ai-Ai de las Alas, Ai-Ai Ay!… The Greatest Performance of My Life
Manilyn Reynes, Manilyn Live @25
Regine Velasquez, Ang Ating Musika
Toni Gonzaga, Catch Me
Pops Fernandez, Divalicious
Lea Salonga, My Life…on Stage

John Lesaca, Tots Tolentino and Noelle Cassandra, Love’s What Matters Most
Erik Santos, Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go, Ol 4 Love
Pilita Corrales, Carmen Patena, and Carmen Soriano, Golden Divas
Rico J. Puno, Sam Milby, and Nyoy Volante, All in Love
Nonoy Libanan, Verni Varga, Isay Alvarez, and May Bayot, Music From the Heart

Best Performance in a Concert
Martin Nievera
Reuben Laurente
Gary Valenciano
Erik Santos
Piolo Pascual
Ogie Alcasid

Faith Cuneta
Kuh Ledesma
Sitti Navarro

The CompanY
Loboc Children’s Choir

Best Musical Director
Tats Faustino, Manilyn Live@25
Louie Ocampo, XXV
Gerard Salonga, My Life…on Stage
Gerry Matias, All in Love
Mel Villena, Inspired
Raul Mitra, Ang Ating Musika

Best Concert Stage Director
Al Quinn, Manilyn Live@25
Rowell Santiago, Ai-Ai Ay!… The Greatest Performance of My Life
Johnny Manahan, Ten Piolo
Freddie Santos, My Life…on Stage
Jobert Sucaldito, All in Love

Best Choral Group
DFA Chorale
Ramon Magsaysay High School Chorale (Manila)
UP Concert Chorus
UP Singing Ambassadors
UST Liturgikon
PAL Chorale

Best Dance Company
Ballet Manila
Ballet Philippines
Halili-Cruz Dance Company
Quezon City Performing Arts

Air Dance
EB Babes
Hot Legs
SexBomb Dancers

Best Cultural Group
Bungkos Palay (Science City, Munoz, Nuevo Ecija)
Pagdungawan Cultural Group (Mati, Davao Oriental)
Dagway Sigmahanon (Sigma, Capiz)
Sining Kabpapagariya (General Santos City)
Umahalukan Cultural Group (Quezon City)

Best Emcee
Boy Abunda
Ryan Agoncillo
Marc Nelson
Tim Yap
Luis Manzano

Mariel Rodriguez
Kris Aquino
Phoemela Baranda
Miriam Quiambao
Bianca Gonzales

Best New Artist
Daryl Lagos
Giu Comia
Richard Poon
Lex Lopez

Ava Jugueta
KC Concepcion

Best Stand-up Comedy Act
Wally and Jose
Vice Ganda
John Lapus

K Brosas
Rubi Rubi
Candy Pangilinan
Tuesday Vargas

Best Instrumentalist
Nonoy Libanan (Guitar)
Jay Cayuca (Violin)
Tots Tolentino (Sax)
Coke Bolipata (Violin)
Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz (Piano)
Mary Ann Espina (Piano)

Best Stage Director
Musical Play:
Chris Millado, E.J.
Nor Domingo, Skin-Deep
Arthur Cassanova, Pippin
Dexter Santos, Orosman at Zafira

Non-Musical Play:
Cris Lim, Bangkay sa Corintho
Niel de Mesa, I Laugh You
Ricky Abad, The Death of Memory
Floy Quintos, Ang Kalungkutan ng Mga Reyna
Leo Rialp, Ang Dalawa Niyang Libing

Best Non-Musical Production
Bangkay sa Corintho
Romeo and Juliet
I Laugh You
The Death of Memory
Ang Kalungkutan ng Mga Reyna

Best Musical Production
Ang Pagong at ang Matsing
Isang Dosenang Sapatos
Avenue Q
Orosman at Zafira

Best Stage Actress
May Bayot, Skin-Deep
Isay Alvarez, Skin-Deep
Rachel Alejandro, Avenue Q
Aiza Seguerra, Avenue Q
Cris Villonco, Orosman at Zafira

Glory Ann Nacional, Bangkay sa Corintho
Monica Llamas, Romeo and Juliet
Shamaine Buencamino, Ang Kalungkutan ng Mga Reyna
Kimberly Diaz, Florante at Laura

Best Stage Actor
Joel Trinidad, Avenue Q
Robert Sena, Skin-Deep
Jay-R, Footloose
Bodjie Pascua, Isang Dosenang Sapatos
Francis Ong, Ang Pagong at ang Matsing
Jet Pangan, E.J.
Roeder Camanag, Orosman at Zafira

Vince Tanada, Bangkay sa Corintho
Lance Raymundo, Romeo and Juliet
Joey Paras, Ang Bayot, ang Maranao at ang Habal-Habal sa Isang Nakakabagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte
Arnold Reyes, Ang Bayot, ang Maranao at ang Habal-Habal sa Isang Nakakabagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte

Best Classical Performer
Lionel Guico
Ramon Acoymo
Randy Gillongo
Guillian Marcelino
Pablo Molina

Rachel Gerodias
Cynthia Guico
Ana Feleo
Josephine Gomez
Izarzuri Vidal
Camille Lopez

Best Child Performer
Makisig Morales
Mauna Kea Chan
Mika Roi Torres
Aria Clemente

Shaina Magdayao is Dragona in ABS-CBN's Komiks

Shaina Magdayao will be the next to play a superhero after John Avila as Kapitan Boom, Mariel Rodriguez as Varga, and John Prats as Tiny Tony in ABS-CBN's Komiks Presents.

Shaina will portray a fiery superhero - "Dragona".

Dragona will also star Jake Cuenca as Dragona’s love interest, Alessandra de Rossi as Dragona’s nemesis and Carlos Agassi.

Dragona is another superhero creation of Mars Ravelo. I will be directed by Trina Dayrit and shooting will start later this month.

John James Uy is the New Myx International Veejay

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Be Bench runner-up and tv commercial model John James Uy was chosen to be one of the first veejays of MYX International.

MYX International is a new cable channel of ABS-CBN to be seen in the US, Europe and other countries except the Philippines where it originated. They handpicked the Star Magic talent to be one of their first veejays. This is John’s first hosting job.

John Uy will also do acting in the upcoming action teleserye “Pieta” topbilled by Ryan Agoncillo. He will play the role of one of Ryan’s nemesis.

Angel Locsin Covers Metro Magazine October 2008 Issue

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Metro Magazine's October 2008 issue is all about female empowerment by featuring women who continue to make a difference. Topping that list is actress Angel Locsin for her popularity and the causes she advocates.

Ten other power women are featured — ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, GMA VP for Entertainment TV Wilma Galvante, ABS-CBN VP for News and Public Affairs Maria Ressa, GMA Films President Annette Gozon-Abrogar, Tina Maristela-Ocampo, Amina Aranaz-Alunan, Suyen Lim, Cristalle Henares, Marivic AƱonuevo, and Joanne Rae Ramirez.

The packed issue also features Cancer Awareness month, a special on the latest accessories by the country’s top designers, dramatic editorials on lace and art-inspired looks, how-tos on wearing graphic printed dress and skinny jeans, doing spa treatments from your home, and many more.

John Prats is Tiny Tony in ABS-CBN's Komiks

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After Kapitan Boom and Varga, now comes the smallest superhero in the world!

Tiny Tony is ABS-CBN’s newest Saturday afternoon fantaserye superhero. It is based on Mars Ravelo’s Pinoy Superheroes and is directed by Mr. Dondon Santos.

John Prats will play the role of Tony, a simple guy who has the simplest dreams. A freak accident will cause a big change in his life. From a normal person, Tony literally becomes a tiny superhero.

It’s a dream come true for me,” Prats said. He said he has always wanted to play the role of a superhero. The production crew of the show agree that Prats is perfect for the role.

Joining Prats’ exciting adventures are stars Alex Gonzaga, Coco Martin, Mura, Susan Africa and Gerard Acao. According to reports, Aiko Melendez, Gee-Ann Abrahan and Bodie Cruz will join the extended cast.

Regal Films' Mag-Ingat Ka Sa Kulam Receives "A" Grade from CEB

Mag-ingat Ka Sa Kulam became the fifth movie this year to receive a grade of “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) and Judy Ann Santos’ second after Ploning.

The horror movie was cited for its outstanding story by writer-director Jun Lana and creative cinematography by film scholar Mo Zee and exceptional music by award winning musical scorer Von de Guzman.

Kulam also stars Dennis Trillo, TJ Trinidad, Mart Escudero, Kris Bernal, and Sharlene San Pedro.

2008 Gawad Urian Winners

The 31st Gawad Urian Awards held last Wednesday night at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Little Theater was a night of Indie films.

Movies from major productions like Star Cinema, Regal, GMa Films and Viva Films didn’t win a single award as digital films grabbed all the trophies from technical to acting categories.

Here are this year’s winners:

Best Picture:
Tirador (Centerstage Productions)

Best Director:
Brillante Mendoza (Tirador)

Best Screenplay:
Jade Castro, Michiko Yamamoto, Raymond Lee (Endo)

Best Actress:
Cherry Pie Picache (Foster Child)

Best Actors:
Jason Abalos (Endo) tied with Sid Lucero (Selda)

Best Supporting Actress:
Angela Ruiz (Tirador)

Best Supporting Actor:
Emilio Garcia (Selda)

Best Production Design:
Lav Diaz and Dante Perez (Death in the Land of Encantos)

Best Cinematography:
Jeffrey dela Cruz, Brillante Mendoza, Gary Tria and Julius Villanueva (Tirador)

Best Editing:
Aleks Castaneda (Tambolista)

Best Music:
Francis de Veyra (Tribu)

Best Sound:
Ditoy Aguila and Junel Valencia (Tirador)

Best Short Film:
Rolyo by Alvin Yapan

Natatanging Gawad:
Kidlat Tahimik

Hollywood's Top 10 Young Celebrity Millionaires

Forbes Magazine has named who the richest young stars are in their annual “Rich Tween List” and Harry Potter’s three leads are in it. Daniel Radcliffe is this year’s top earner, with an estimated $25M. His spot at number one is tied with Disney sensation Miley Cyrus.

Although the Potter kids and many others are no longer teenagers, the list is actually based on their appeal among the eight to fourteen year old demographic.

The Jonas Brothers are also newcomers to the list with an estimated worth of $12 Million, at number four.

The Olsen twins, who were previously named multi-millionaires are still on the list at number three.

The list also has three of the stars from High School Musical — Zac Effron, Ashely Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens.

Here is the complete Top 10 Highest Earning ‘Tweens’ List:

1. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) - $25 million
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) -$25 million

3. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Full House, Dualstar Company) - $15 million

4. Jonas Brothers (Disney, Camp Rock) - $12 million

5. Zac Efron (High School Musical) - $5.8 million

6. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) - $5.5 million

7. Emma Watson (Harry Potter) - $5.5 million

8. Hillary Duff (Disney, Lizzie Maguire) - $5 million

9. Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) - $5 million

10. Vanessa Anne Hudgens (High School Musical) - $3.2 million


Sarah Geronimo Covers Preview Magazine October 2008 Issue

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Philippines pop princess Sarah Geronimo graces the cover of Preview Magazines' October 2008 issue - her first-ever cover for any major glossy.

Dramatic eye makeup and stunning coats from Burberry London's Autumn-Winter collection—flown in especially for this shoot—transform Sarah into a stunning sophisticate with a Goth chic edge.

It may be a departure from the Sarah everyone is used to, but there are many subtle changes happening in her career. For one, Sarah is slowly blossoming into the 20-year-old that she is. Her new album Just Me... Sarah offers a different sound.

Her hard work has obviously paid off: her most recent movie A Very Special Love is a certified box-office hit. Success in both singing and acting is a rare feat for any artist Sarah's age, and there isn't anyone quite like her in the industry today.

Read more about Sarah Geronimo in the October 2008 issue of Preview Magazine, now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide at P125 per copy.

Bb. Pilipinas World Janina San Miguel Backs-Out From Ms. World 2008 Pageant

This year's Bb. Pilipinas-World Janina San Miguel has decided to quit from Ms. World 2008 beauty pageant because of the sudden death of her grandfather. She was supposed to be the Philippine representative to the upcoming Miss World Beauty Pageant to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 14.

Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) issued an official statement Monday night as follows:

The untimely demise of her grandfather, among other personal reasons, has caused her undue stress, thus hindering her from fulfilling her duties for the said title… BPCI wishes to express its gratitude to Ms. San Miguel for this act of graciousness and concern for the country. They also wish her well in her future endeavors.

This year’s first runner-up and a crowd favorite Danielle Castano will take over Janina’s duties as Bb. Pilipinas-World. Pageant enthusiasts were disappointed earlier this year when Danielle was not crowned as one of the three winners. But since she placed first runner-up, she will replace Janina as our representative in the upcoming Miss World pageant.

It’s interesting to note that 9 years ago, a similar thing happened. Miriam Quiambao was only first runner-up at that time and became a replacement for the reigning Bb. Pilipinas Universe. From being first runner-up in Bb. Pilipinas, she ended up winning first runner-up in Miss Universe 1999. Will the same thing happen to Danielle? Or even win the very first Miss World crown for the country?

ASAP '08 Kanto Boys

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See Billy Joe Crawford, Mark Bautista, Vhong Navarro, Sam Milby, and John Lloyd Cruz as they performed the hits of Backstreet Boys on ASAP ' 08.

The boys, according to Billy Joe, is the local version of the world-famous international boy group simply known as the "Kanto Boys".

Piolo Pascual Reacts About "Manila" Controversy

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Although screenwriters Ricky Lee and Pete Lacaba air their disappointment about the independent film "Manila" and its directors Adolf Alix Jr. and Raya Martin, Piolo Pascual is still thrilled about his first-produced film despite controversy.

Piolo has been very open in saying that Manila is "inspired" by Ishmael Bernal's 1980 movie Manila By Night and Lino Brocka's 1979 masterpiece Jaguar (slang for guwardiya or security guard).

Manila By Night was written and directed by the late Ishmael Bernal, with input from Ricky Lee and other screenwriters. Jaguar, on the other hand, is credited to both Ricky Lee and Pete Lacaba.

Piolo is still positive that the issue about his indie movie would be settled soon. "Tapos na kameng mag-shoot and nasa post-production na, I'm gonna see the rough cut tonight. I hope they'll be able to iron things out with Mr. Ricky Lee and Mr. Pete Lacaba."

When asked for his comment about it, Piolo was honest enough to say, "I'd rather not comment about it because I only found out about it yesterday. So, I haven't really discussed it with my director. I'm meeting up with him tonight, si Direk Adolf Alix Jr. But I'm praying na maayos naman."

In the end, he is still positive about Manila. "I'm also excited about the project, it's the first time I produce. I hope it turns out well."

Piolo will be portraying two roles in the movie: William, a drug addict who is trying to restore his self-worth by reestablishing his relationship with the people around him; and Philip, a bodyguard employed to look over a mayor's son, only to be disillusioned in the end after a series of unfortunate events lead him to discover the underworld.

Sam Milby Nervous About His Rockoustic Heartthrob Concert

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Barely a month before his first major solo concert, Sam Milby admits that he is excited and nervous at the same time.

The 24-year-old singer-actor blamed his fear of performing solo in front of the public for feeling "extremely nervous" about his The Rockoustic Heartthrob concert on October 25 at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City.

"Kasi ako 'yong type na may stage fright," Sam told the press in an interview during the launching og Star Magic's 2009 Catalogue yesterday, September 28, at the lobby of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

Sam added that he's not used to having a performing solo on stage. In fact, his past major concerts were with fellow "heartthrob" Piolo Pascual.

"Nasanay na ako, mas kumportable ako kung may kasama ako sa stage. Pero ano, siyempre ito 'yong first major solo concert ko so... Malaki 'yong venue, maraming tao, 'tapos ako lang 'yong sa stage at ang daming mga kanta."

Despite this, Sam still tries not to feel uneasy by thinking about the songs that he will be performing during the concert.

"Excited naman ako kasi maganda 'yong line-up ng songs, so nag-aaral ako. May mga rock songs, mga songs na galing childhood ko, parang ganyan. May mga acoustic, may mga rock."

So, has Sam started rehearsing for the big concert?

"Wala pa!" exclaimed Sam. "Wala pa nga, e, kasi wala pa akong time kasi 'yong Dyosa, at saka tinapos ko na 'yong indie film ko na Cul de Sac. Sobrang busy ako sa indie film at saka Dyosa at saka may iba-ibang raket din."

Sam knows the he only has less than three weeks to prepare for his first solo concert. This may be the reason he blurted out during the interview, "Sana mag-start na 'yong rehearsals kasi kailangan ko ng maraming-maraming rehearsal."

Sam also admitted that he never imagined himself performing in such concert event when he was still starting out in show business.

"Feeling ko hindi ko kaya. Feeling ko, hindi pa ako handa," said Sam. "Pero ngayon, I need to get used to it kasi stage fright talaga ako. So, kailangan kong masanay na nasa harap ako ng tao."

Star Magic Launches 2009 Catalogue with an All-white Affair

It was an all-white affair for the launch of Star Magic Catalogue 2009.

Buhay na buhay ang lobby ng EDSA Shangri-La Hotel kahapon, September 28, sa pagdagsa ng napakaraming artista na mga miyembro ng Star Magic. Ang Star Magic ay ang talent development center ng ABS-CBN na pinamumunuan ni Mr. Johnny M. Manahan na kilala bilang si Mr. M at ang kanyang kanang-kamay na si Ms. Rikka Dylim.

Dahil sa dami ng nandoon, para magkakilalanan kung sino ang artista, sino ang mga handlers/road managers at sino ang bisita, tila pinagkasunduan na ang mga artista ay darating in all white samantalang ang mga staff naman ng Star Magic ay in "all the colors of the rainbow."

Sabayan ang launching ng Star Magic catalogue sa EDSA Shangri-La para sa mga VIP at sa SM Megamall naman para sa mga fans na gustong makabili at makita ang kanilang mga paborito nilang artista na dadaan muna doon bago tumuloy sa hotel.

Kung ang 2008 catalogue ay hinati-hati sa kategorya ("Leading Ladies," "Torchbearers," etc), iniba na ito para sa 2009 edition.

Mas marami ang artistang nasa 2009 catalogue kesa sa 2008 edition. 191 lamang ang artista sa 2008 issue samantalang may 226 na headshots naman ang nasa 2009. Kasama na kasi sa bagong catalogue ang mga nanalo sa unang Pinoy Dream Academy, Be Bench, Pinoy Big Brother Season 2, at PBB Teen Edition 2 at pati na rin ang Star Magic Batch 16.

Walo na lang ang nasa cover ng 2009 kumpara sa labindalawa noong 2008. Sina Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo, Kristine Hermosa, Sam Milby, Bea Alonzo, Piolo Pascual, Claudine Barretto, at John Lloyd Cruz ang nasa pabalat para sa 2009 catalogue na nasa 2008 din. Ang mga nawala ay sina Shaina Magdayao, Roxanne Guinoo, Rafael Rosell, at Zanjoe Marudo.

Head shots ang tipo ng litrato ng mga artista sa 2009 catalogue ngunit ang Top 24 ay may one or two-page fashion shot.

Una pa rin sa listahan si Claudine Barretto ("The Ultimate Star") na bago ma-release ang catalogue ay balitang baka hindi na sumali para sa 2009 edition. Sumunod sa kanya ang top actor ng Star Magic na si Piolo Pascual "The Classic").

Ang next 22 main stars ayon sa pagkakasunod ay sina Bea Alonzo ("Stunning Swan"), John Lloyd Cruz ("The Actor's Actor"), Kristine Hermosa ("The Reluctant Star"), Diether Ocampo ("The Activist"), Rica Peralejo ("Educating Rica"), Sam Milby ("Certified A-Lister"), Kim Chiu ("Everybody's Princess"), Gerald Anderson ("Boy Wonder"), Roxanne Guinoo ("Child Woman"), Jake Cuenca ("The Good Bad Boy"), Angelica Panganiban ("The Real Deal"), Zanjoe Marudo ("Man of the Moment"), Shaina Magdayao ("The Sweetheart"), Jon Avila ("Heroic Hunk"), Rafael Rosell ("Independent Spirit"), Maja Salvador ("Rising Thespian"), Jay-R Siaboc ("Wild Card"), Yeng Constantino ("Music Heartthrob"), Erich Gonzales ("The Good Girl"), Nikki Gil ("The Natural"), Pokwang ("Funny Lady"), at Vina Morales ("The Dynamo").

The rest, naka-lump sum sa "The Next Wave," kung saan bawa't pahina ay may tatlo hanggang apat na litrato; maliban kina Richard Poon, Jed Madela, Sheryn Regis, Megan Young, Thou Reyes, Mariana del Rio, Priscilla Meirelles, John "Sweet" Lapus, at ang Fil-Brit na si Charlie Green na may solo page.

Katulad last year—kung saan pinapunta na sina Carlo Guevara, John Uy, at Ron Morales kahit wala pa sila sa 2008 catalogue—may ibang artista na ring dumating na wala pa sa 2009 catalogue.

Kung maraming nadagdag sa 2009 catalogue, kapansin-pansin din na may nawawala mula sa 2008 catalogue. Una na rito sina Denise Laurel (na dating pangangalaga ni Eric Raymundo na manager din ni Sam), Michelle Madrigal (na nasa pangagalaga na ni Annabelle Rama), Joross Gamboa (na nasa pangangalaga na ni Becky Aguila), Gabb Drilon (na solo managed na ni Manny Valera), at ang mga babae ng unang Pinoy Big Brother na sina Say Alonzo at Chx Alcala.

Nakakagulat namang wala sa listahan si Charice Pempengco na galing sa Little Big Star samantalang nandoon si Charlie Green from Britain's Got Talent.

Ang isa pa sa mga sorpresang nagbabalik Star Magic bukod kay Vina ay ang Korean young actress na si Sandara Park.

Source: PEP

Kris Aquino Reveals How She Consumed Her Endorsement Fees

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If you happen to read my previous article or probably bought a copy of Yes! Magazine October issue, you for sure are aware by now that Kris Aquino topped their list of Top 20 Celebrity Endorsers for 2008. And maybe, like me, is curious how she spent some, if not all, of her talent fees from her endorsements?

Kris, on her text messages to Jo-Ann Maglipon, Yes! Editor-in-Chief, mentioned where the big portion of her talent fees from her endorsements actually go.

"The bulk of my advertising this year went to Baby James's educational fund (pre-paid lump sum from Grade 1 to 4th year college), his wealth-managed trust fund which we'll receive after college graduation and Josh's wealth-managed fund as well," said Kris.

"Josh will always need special care," Kris continued, "so I promised my mom [former President Corazon Aquino] to make sure that he'll always be ok financially. He is always her top worry."

The former Philippine president was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year and Kris told Ms. Maglipon that she also helps in the medical expenses.

"I take care of some of my mom's medical expenses because it makes me feel good but she's forever wanting to pay me back," she said.

Although Kris did not mention exactly where the money came from, she said that, "James has fulfilled his promise to his family to build a bigger home in their province.

"Thank you for this recognition," she told Ms. Maglipon.

Kris emerged on top of the YES! list because she is "without a doubt the queen of product endorsements, with 21 products to her name."

According to YES!, Kris is a favorite of advertisers because "she is very easy to work with, and is very professional, arriving for a shoot prepared, with her lines memorized."

But Kris's best asset is that "she connects well with consumers, whatever bracket of society they belong to."

Britney Spear - Womanizer Music and Lyrics

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Womanizer - Britney Spears

Where you from, how's it going?
I know you
Gotta clue, what you’re doing?
You can play brand new to all the other chicks out here
But I know what you are, what you are, baby

Look at you
Gettin' more than just re-up
Baby, you
Got all the puppets with their strings up
Fakin' like a good one, but I call 'em like I see 'em
I know what you are, what you are, baby


Boy, don't try to front
I know just what you are


You got the swagger of champions
Too bad for you
Just can't find the right companion
I guess when you have one too many, makes it hard
It could be easy, but that's who you are, baby

Must mistake me as a sucker
To think that I
Would be a victim not another
Say it, play it how you wanna
But no way I'm ever gonna fall for you, never you, baby

Maybe if we both lived in a different world
It would be all good, and maybe I could be ya girl
But I can't 'cause we don't

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds Wedding

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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds quietly tied the knot at a top secret wedding this weekend, People reveals.

Us Weekly adds the small wedding took place at a remote wilderness resort outside Vancouver. Guests included Scarlett’s mother, Melanie Sloan, and her brother, Adrian Johansson.

The couple had announced their engagement in May. This is the first marriage for both.

Scarlett, 23, and Ryan, 31, have been romantically linked for about one year. Ryan called off his engagement to singer Alanis Morissette back in February 2007. Scarlett dated actor Josh Hartnett for about two years until the end of 2006.

Congratulations to the happy couple!!!

Source: Jared

GV25: An All Star Album Tribute to Gary Valenciano

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Industry’s top singers pay tribute to Gary Valenciano through an all-star tribute collection featuring the greatest hits of Gary with the album title GV25 under ABS-CBN and Star Records.

Artists from the music industry were honored to take part in the album rendering their own version of Gary V’s songs in line with the celebration of Gary’s 25 years in the industry. They were:

1. Kyla ("What More Can I Say")
2. Jamie Rivera ("Letting Go")
3. Sheryn Regis ("Pasko Na Sinta Ko")
4. Jericho Rosales ("Di Bale Na Lang")
5. Erik Santos ("Gaya Ng Dati")
6. Martin Nievera ("Narito")
7. South Border ("Laughter All The Time")
8. Bituin Escalante ("Take Me Out Of The Dark")
9. Paolo Valenciano ("Look In Her Eyes")
10. Pops Fernandez ("You Got Me Working")
11. Mark Bautista ("You Got Me Working")
12. Christian Bautista ("After All")
13. Rachelle Ann Go ("Paano")
14. Sarah Geronimo ("Kailangan Kita")
15. Toni Gonzaga ("Wait Forever")
16. Zsa Zsa Padilla ("Ikaw Lamang")
17. Kuh Ledesma ("Could You Be Messiah")
18. Sam Milby ("Each Passing Night")
19. Randy Santiago ("Eto Na Naman")
20. Piolo Pascual ("How Did You Know")
21. Aiza Seguerra ("Fool ‘Til The End")
22. Jed Madela ("Until Then")
23. Richard Poon ("Wag Mo Na Sana Isipin")
24. Vina Morales ("Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos")
25. Sharon Cuneta ("Sana Maulit Muli")

Gary V. is the epitome of excellence. He is an inspiration. It’s an honor to be a part of his 25th anniversary album,” expresses Kuh.

Gary is such an inspiration to millions and his music has touched so many hearts including mine,” says Jed.

I am truly inspired of what Kuya Gary has achieved throughout his 25 years in the business. I was full of love and inspiration when I was recording Gaya Ng Dati, my favorite Gary V song,” enthuses Erik.

Gary V. is the most dedicated artist in the business. His musicality is unmatched. He memorizes every beat and every lyric and if you’re not careful, he will memorize your beats and lyrics, too,” shares Martin.

I can’t imagine the Philippine Music industry without Gary Valenciano. He’s really the only one that does best with what he does. That’s why when you say Mr. Pure Energy, that really means so much more that what it initially seems to mean. Gary is an institution at such a young age. He’s a huge, huge superstar and has brought our country many honors,” exclaims Sharon.

GV25 is now available in record bars nationwide.

Kris Aquino Launches ‘The Greatest Love’ Album on ASAP

Kris Aquino made a “star-studded” compilation album as a tribute to her mom, former President Corazon Aquino.

The Greatest Love, the title of Kris Aquino’s latest album, was launched Sunday afternoon on ASAP.

The album is power-packed with inspiring songs sung by an all-star cast of performers:

1. Regine Velasquez and Lani Misalucha (”When You Believe”)
2. Gary Valenciano (”Isn’t She Lovely”)
3. Martin Nievera (”The Greatest Love of All”)
4. Ogie Alcasid (”Sa Ugoy ng Duyan”)
5. Piolo Pascual (”No Matter What”)
6. Mark Bautista (”Because You Loved Me”)
7. JayR (”A Song for Mama”)
8. Jed Madela (”I’m Your Angel”)
9. Ronnie Liang (”Iingatan Ka”)
10. Mcoy Fundales (”Bless the Beast and the Children”)
11. Kris Lawrence (”Thanks to You)
12. Sam Concepcion (”Mama”)
13. Billy Crawford (”How Sweet It Is”)

Billy Crawford’s “How Sweet It Is” serves as the first single off the album.

During the launch, The Greatest Love received a gold certification already from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry for the advance orders it received.

The Greatest Love CD will also be available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Sarah Geronimo and Howie Dorough Duet on ASAP '08

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Philippines Pop princess Sarah Geronimo and former Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough perform their "I'll Be There" duet on ASAP '08.

"I'll Be There" is the carrier single of Sarah Geronimo's "Just Me" album from Viva records produced by Hollywood record producer, songwriter and Oscar nominee Christian De Walden.

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Regine Angeles Covers Maxim Philippines October 2008 Issue

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22-year-old BeBench Model Search female grand winner Regine Angeles graces the cover of Maxim Philippines on its October 2008 issue.

Regine Angeles was introduced in the Philippine version of “My Girl” and is also in the cast of youth oriented series “My Only Hope.” Regine also landed in the 30th spot of Starmometer's exclusive 100 Most Beautiful Pinays of 2008 poll.

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