Gail Nicolas is the First Eliminated Participante of Pinoy Fear Factor

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Gail Nicolas, Mossimo Bikini Summit 2007 winner is the first Pinoy Fear Factor South America participante to be eliminated in the competition. She was the first one to go out of the competition after failing to execute the last challenge "Escape de Auto Sub-aquatico" which goal is to save ‘Mariana’, a doll strapped in a car submerged 5-meters deep underwater. Marion dela Cruz and Erwin Felix were able to accomplish the task, thus, they earned the right to continue with the competition.

Gail has shown bravery and boldness when it comes to facing the challenges but unfortunately she always ended up getting left behind.

Taekwondo Expert Vern Domingo Voted Off of "Survivor Philippines"




Taekwondo expert Veronica "Vern" Domingo, considered to be one of the biggest threats in the competition, was voted out in last Friday's episode of Survivor Philippines. She became the 10th person to be voted out and the third member of the Jury.

The five remaining members of the Naak tribe—JC Tiuseco, Rob Sy, Cris Cartagenas, Kaye Alipio, and Zita Ortiga—bonded once again and voted Vern. On the other hand, the three members of the former Jarakay tribe—Vern, Marlon Carmen, and Charisse Yacapin—voted for Rob.

It was also Vern’s turn to give the black pearl and she gave it to Charisse who won the third Immunity Challenge. The black pearl automatically gives Charisse one vote in the next Tribal Council.

Siyempre, medyo nahe-hurt ako. Lumaban ako ng patas, ibinigay ko lahat. Naduwag sila sa talagang kalaban nila.” said Vern in her exit interview.

ABS-CBN Bags 26 Trophies in 17th KBP Golden Dove Awards




ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. took home a total of 26 awards out of 49 categories in the 17th Golden Dove Awards of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City Friday night.

Here is the list of awards won by ABS-CBN on television and radio categories:

TELEVISION

Best Channel:
ABS-CBN 2

Best Television Newscaster:
Ted Failon
Best Magazine Host for Television:
Korina Sanchez

Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year:
Korina Sanchez

Best Public Service Program Host:
Cheryl Cosim

Best Science and Technology Journalist:
TJ Manotoc

Best Newscast:
“News Patrol Manila Peninsula Siege”

Best Public Affairs Program:
XXX

Best Variety Program:
Sharon

Best Drama Program:
Maalaala Mo Kaya

Best Children’s Program:
Sineskwela

Best Documentary Program:
“Runaways Human Trafficking Jordan”

Best Science and Technology Program:
Matanglawin

Best Public Service Program:
Salamat Doc

Best Special:
“Bantay Bata 10th Anniversary”

Best Sports TV Program:
“UAAP Cheer Dance Competition”

Best TV Promotional Material:
ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID

Best TV Public Service Announcement:
Values Campaign of ABS-CBN

RADIO

Best AM Radio Station:
dzMM

Best Science and Technology Journalist:
Angelo Palmones

Best Variety Program:
“Todo Todo Walang Preno”

Best radio Station Promotional Material:
“Investment Scam”

Best Field Radio Reporter:
Noel Alamar of dzMM

Best Public Affairs Host for Radio:
Korina Sanchez

Best Public Affairs Program:
“Tambalang Failon at Sanchez”

Marian Rivera is Ginebra San Miguel 2009 Calendar Girl

Posted by JED on Thursday, November 13, 2008 , under | comments (9)



There is really no stopping Marian Rivera.


After showing her dancing skills on Marimar and swimming her way to the top on Dysebel. Will Marian finally decided to bare flesh this time? I hope she does.

Before she even covers FHM, Uno, Maxim, or Playboy magazine, Ginebra San Miguel is lucky enough to have Marian as their calendar girl for 2009.

According to Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) marketing head Nelson S. Elises, "Napili namin si Marian dahil siya ang isa sa mga pinakakilalang artista sa panahong ito. Tulad ng Ginebra, alam naming lalong pang sisikat si Marian.”

The said calendar will be available in selected Metro Manila stores starting December of this year.

Former Ginebra calendar girls are Iwa Moto, Angelica Panganiban, Maureen Larrazabal, Belinda Bright, Maricar de Mesa, Aubrey Miles, Rica Peralejo, Geneva Cruz and Patricia Javier.

Is this the same product endorsement which is said to be the cause of Marian's break-up with her 7-year boyfriend Ervic Vijandre?

Marian Rivera's Official Statement on the Karylle-Dingdong-Marian Love Triangle

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Right after Dingdong Dantes and Karylle admitted in public that they finally put an end to their relationship and that Marian Rivera is not the reason for their break-up, rumors about Marian being the third party and the reason for the break-up still persist.

In an official statement sent by Marian's camp to Showbiz Central last Sunday, November 9, Marian said that she is hurt by the accusation but still insist that she has nothing to do with the break-up.

Here is Marian's official statement:

"Aaminin ko na po na naaapektuhan na ako sa mga usap-usapan na ako ang dahilan ng breakup nina Dingdong at Karylle. Please lang po, huwag naman sanang gano'n.

"
Kahit ako o kahit sino siguro sa atin, walang makakaalam, makakaunawa, at higit sa lahat walang dapat manghimasok sa pinagdadaanan nilang dalawa. Silang dalawa lang po ‘yan. At kahit ako nga, walang nalalaman sa totoong namagitan sa kanilang dalawa.

"
Ang katatagan po ng kahit anong relasyon ay nakabase sa kung paano kayo makisama sa isa't isa, at kung paano ninyo haharapin ang mga pagsubok. Puwede kayong mag-fail o puwede kayong mag-stick together lalo. Nasa inyo na po ‘yon, di ba?

"
Kung tunay at wagas ang pagtititnginan ninyo sa isa't isa, at you can stand the test of time, hindi kayo maghihiwalay. Pagsubok kasi ‘yan. Walang isa na may kasalanan o masisisi pag nagkahiwalay. Alam ko po ‘yan dahil naranasan ko din kasi.

"
Masakit mapagbintangan, lalo na't hindi totoo. Sinasabi ko nang hayagan, wala po kaming serious relationship ni Dingdong. Ang meron kami ay isang magandang love team, isang magandang samahan, na salamat sa Diyos ay naging effective naman at tinanggap ng mga nanonood sa amin. Gusto ko pong alagaan at ipagpatuloy ‘yan hangga't binibigyan kami ng pagkakataon.

"Maraming salamat."

21st Aliw Awards List of Winners




Here are the winners of the 21st Aliw Awards held at the Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion last November 11:

Best Child Performer:
Mauna Kea Chan

Best New Artist - Male:
Lex Lopez

Best New Artist - Female:
Charice

Best Choral Group:
UP Concert Chorus

Best Instrumentalist:
Nonoy Libanan

Best Dance Company:
Halili-Cruz Dance Co.

Best Modern Dance Company:
Air Dance

Best Cultural Group:
Pagdungawan Cultural Group of Mati, Davao Oriental

Best Emcee - Male:
Ryan Agoncillo

Best Emcee - Female:
Miriam Quiambao

Best Stand-Up Comedy Act - Male:
John Lapus

Best Stand-Up Comedy Act - Female:
Pokwang

Best Male Classical Performer:
Ramon Acoymo

Best Female Classical Performer:
Rachel Gerodias

Best Stage Actor in a Musical Play:
Robert Seña

Best Stage Actor in a Non-Musical Play:
Joey Paras

Best Stage Actress in a Musical Play:
Rachel Alejandro

Best Stage Actress in a Non-Musical Play:
Shamaine Buencamino

Best Stage Director in a Musical Play:
Nor Domingo

Best Stage Director in a Non-Musical Play:
Ricky Abad

Best Musical Production:
“Pagong At Matsing”

Best Non-Musical Production:
“The Death Of Memory”

Best Male Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars:
Richard Poon

Best Female Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars:
Olivia

Best Group Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars:
Retrospect

Best Musical Director:
Gerard Salonga

Best Stage Director:
Freddie Santos

Best Performance in a Concert - Male:
Ogie Alcasid

Best Performance in a Concert - Group:
Loboc Childrens Choir

Best Major Concert - Male:
Martin Nievera

Best Major Concert - Female:
Lea Salonga

Best Collaboration:
Nonoy Libanan, Verni Varga, Isay Alvarez, May Bayot for “Music from the Heart”

Special Honor as World-Class Performer:
Arnel Pineda

Discovery of the Year:
Cardona Youth Musical Ensemble

Lifetime Achievement Awardees:
Ryan Cayabyab
Sining Kambayoka of Mindanao State University
Ingrid Santamaria
Reynaldo Reyes

Entertainer of the Year:
Ogie Alcasid


Star Cinema's My Only U Gathered 62.2 Million Pesos in 2 Weeks




Star Cinema’s “My Only You” earned 62.2 million pesos on its 2nd week run. The movie is also at no. 10 spot of biggest pinoy movies for 2008, just right after Mag-Ingat Ka Sa Kulam which ended its run with a gross of 64.26 million pesos.
The Vhong Navarro-Toni Gonzaga movie is currently on track to surpass My Big Love’s (which also starred Toni Gonzaga) 68 million pesos and Supahpapalicious‘ (which also starred Vhong Navarro) 66.98 million pesos.

My Only U received a "B" grade from the Cinema Evaluation Board.

Philippine Box Office
(November 5-9, 2008)

1. Quantum of Solace - P53.63 M
2. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - P30.37 M
3. My Only U - P15.34 M
4. High School Musical 2: Senior Year - P3.29 M
5. Max Payne - P581,446.03
6. City of Ember - P504,860.00
7. The House Bunny - P272,947.63
8. Body of Lies - P208,750.58
9. Eagle Eye - P165,315.96
10. Tropic Thunder - P66,008.86

Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu and Jake Cuenca on Tayong Dalawa - ABS-CBN Primetime Bida

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“Tayong Dalawa” is an upcoming teleserye on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida featuring the loveteam of Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu with Jake Cuenca as the third wheel.

See preview below:


Nora Aunor's Himala is CNN’s Best Film of All Time in Asia Pacific




Nora Aunor’s 1982 classic movie “Himala” (Miracle) is CNN's Best Film of All Time in the Asia Pacific via a poll conducted by CNN.

Himala is about a girl who claims to have been chosen by the Virgin Mary as the messenger of good faith in a backward town. It’s a masterpiece of award-winning director Ismael Bernal starring erstwhile superstar Nora Aunor.

During the Asia Pacific Screen Awards on Tuesday in Australia’s Gold Coast, “Himala” was announced as the best film in the region. The film won via online voting through CNN’s website.

Himala bested tough competitors, namely Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon from China; The Seven Samurai from Japan; Gabbeh from Iran; Gallipoli from Australia; Pather Panchali from India; Oscar-winning Spirited Away from Japan; Oldboy from South Korea; Internal Affairs from Hong Kong/China; and Chungking Express from China.

Himala was the Best Picture in 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival and 1983 Catholic Mass Media Awards. It also raked numerous awards that time from Famas to Urian. It also won the Bronze Hugo Price at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Cedric Lee's Reaction to Vina Morales Pregnancy




Cedric Lee's Reaction to Vina Morales Pregnancy


Businessman Cedric Lee, who are said to be the culprit of Vina Morales pregrancy, finally speak up. In No­vember edition of S Magazine, Cedric neither admit nor deny that he is the father of the child.

I am a married person and I have two sons with my wife. I am not a part of showbiz and I prefer a quiet life. I didn’t hear from Vina Morales say on TV that I am the father; she just said he’s not from showbiz and that there was no need to mention the father’s name. It was actually the co-host of The Buzz, Cristy Fermin, who mentioned my name a few times.” Lee said.

One True Love - Movie Preview




Iza Calzado, together with the most sought-after, successful, and I must say "controversial" loveteam of today - Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, will star in GMA Films and Regal Entertainment's "One True Love".

Synopsis: Medical intern named Migs (Dingdong Dantes) will have to deal with the conflict between his heart and his mind. After three years of courtship, he is about to get married to Joy (Marian Rivera), a nurse who works in the same hospital as him. However, days before the wedding, his first love Bella (Iza Calzado) returns to the Philippines. The balikbayan is still single and still in love with Migs, whom she broke up with in the past when her family migrated to the United States for their restaurant business.

The women in Migs’s life try to get along with each other but knowing that they are both in love with the same man give rise to feelings of jealousy and envy. When Migs gets into an accident, he develops lacunar amnesia, a type pf amnesia that blocks off time periods from one’s memory. In his case, it blocks off the three years that he was in love with Joy and leaving him with memories of Bella.

The movie also stars Jennica Garcia, Pinky Marquez, Bianca King, Tessie Tomas, Boots Anson Roa, and Chinggoy Alonzo.

One True Love is written by Maryo J. delos Reyes and directed by Mac Alejandre. Coming to theaters nationwide on November 19, 2008.

Video Link: One True Love - Movie Trailer

Businessman Kiko Rustia Voted Off of "Survivor Philippines"




Young businessman Kiko Rustia became the 9th person to be voted out and the second jury member in GMA-7’s Survivor Philippines.

Kiko had five votes while waiter Marlon Carmen had four.

Before leaving the Tribal Council area, Survivor Philippines host Paolo Bediones asked Kiko to open a small treasure box that has been on Paolo's side since the first Tribal Council. Inside the box is a black pearl that Kiko can give to one of the remaining castaways. The black pearl will serve as a curse to whoever holds it, and the holder will automatically get an extra vote in the next Tribal Council.

Kiko gave the black pearl to former Naak tribemate Rob Sy, a sales officer, believing that Rob betrayed him. Rob, on the other hand, could only look at Kiko in shocked surprise.

Anything can happen and lagi ko na lang pinapasa-Diyos nga kung matanggal man ako or hindi or alam mo iyon para sa akin ano e God’s will e yung nangyayari. I mean secondary lang yung iniisip ko na desisyon naming lahat. May dahilan kung bakit and I just hope na for the better yung reason ng pagkakatanggal ko.” said Kiko in his exit interview.

ABS-CBN Kapamilya Christmas Station ID 2008

Posted by JED on Monday, November 10, 2008 , under | comments (3)



ABS-CBN has just launched the official Kapamilya Christmas Station ID for 2008. I must say that this year's Kapamilya christmas plug is far better than last year. With this year's theme "May Katuparan ang Hiling sa Kapamilyang Kapiling", the Kapamilya stars share their wishes came true and their beliefs on the true meaning of Christmas - sharing and giving. Really a Christmas plug that could move your heart.


Miss Earth 2008 Official Results: Miss Philippines Karla Paula Henry Crowned Miss Earth 2008

Posted by JED on Sunday, November 9, 2008 , under , | comments (0)



Karla Henry Paula of Philippines has been crowned Miss Earth 2008 on Sunday, November 09 (Manila time) at The Clark Expo Amphitheater, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.

Here are the official results:

MISS EARTH 2008: PHILIPPINES, Karla Henry Paula

Miss Earth Air: TANZANIA, Miriam Odemba

Miss Earth Water: MEXICO, Abigail Elizalde

Miss Earth Fire: BRAZIL, Tatiane Alves

TOP 8 FINALISTS:
COLOMBIA, Mariana Rodríguez
SPAIL, Adriana Reverón
SWITZERLAND, Nasanin Nuri
VENEZUELA, Daniela Torrealba

TOP 16 SEMI-FINALISTS:
CZECH REPUBLIC, Hana Svobodová
KOREA, Seo Seol-hee
NIGERIA, Uko Ezinne
POLAND, Karolina Filipkowska
ROMANIA, Ruxandra Popa
RUSSIA, Anna Mezentseva
THAILAND, Piyaporn Deejing
USA, Jana Murrell

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Miss Photogenic - Miss Philippines
Best in National Costume - Miss Panama
Best in Swimsuit - Miss Mexico
Miss Talent - Miss Australia
Best in Long Gown - Miss Venezuela
Miss Friendship - Ecuador

85 CANDIDATES:
Albania, Rudina Suti
Argentina, Camila Solórzano Ayusa
Australia, Rachael Smith-Como
Bahamas, Garnell Storr
Belgium, Debby Gommeren
Bhutan, Tsokye Karchung
Bolivia, Carolina Urquiola
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Alisa Zlatarevic
Botswana, Nametso Ngwako
Brazil, Tatiane Alves
Canada, Denise Garrido
China, Ying Kun Zhou
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Yin Yin Tsai
Colombia, Mariana Rodríguez
Congo Republic, Katissia Kouta
Congo, D.R., Olga Tkishala Yumba
Costa Rica, Wendy Cordero
Cuba, Jessica Silva
Czech Republic, Hana Svobodová
Dominican Republic, Diana Flores
Ecuador, Andrea Carolina León
El Salvador, Teresita Gomez
England, Caroline Duffy
Ethiopia, Kidan Tesfahun
Finland, Minna Nikkila
France, Charlotte Lagauzere
Georgia, Sopiko Svimonishvili
Germany, Dayana Schult
Ghana, Sara Adoley Addo
Greece, Ria Antoniou
Guadeloupe, Jennifer Desbouiges
Guam, Jennifer Neves
Honduras, Kenia Melissa Andrade
Hungary, Krisztina Polgár
India, Tanvi Vyas
Indonesia, Hedhy Kurniati
Israel, Lin Mor
Italy, Caterina Pasquale
Jamaica, Simone Burke
Japan, Akemi Fukumura
Korea, Seo Seol-hee
Kosovo, Yllka Berisha
Latvia, Anita Baltruna
Lebanon, Sara Assi
Liberia, Marit Woods
Lithuania, Ingrida Kazlauskaite
Luxembourg, Nadia Neves Pereira
Macau, Qian Wei Na
Malaysia, Audrey Ng
Malta, Maria Galea
Martinique, Violene Grainville
Mexico, Abigail Elizalde
Netherlands, Melanie de Laat
New Zealand, Rachel Crofts
Nicaragua, Thelma Rodríguez
Nigeria, Uko Ezinne
Northern Ireland, Gemma Michelle Walker
Pakistan, Nosheen Idrees
Panama, Shassia Ubillus
Peru, Giuliana Zevallos
Philippines, Karla Paula Henry
Poland, Karolina Filipkowska
Romania, Ruxandra Popa
Russia, Anna Mezentseva
Rwanda, Cynthia Akazuba
Scotland, Courtney St. John
Serbia, Bojana Traljic
Singapore, Ivy Leow Kian Peng
Slovak Republic, Martina Tóthová
Slovenia, Sara Franceskin
South Africa, Matapa Maila
South Sudan, Nok Nora Duany
Spain, Adriana Reverón
Suriname, Priscilla Yhap
Sweden, Fanny Blomé
Switzerland, Nasanin Nuri
Tahiti, Vahinetua Flaccadori
Tanzania, Miriam Odemba
Thailand, Piyaporn Deejing
Turkey, Demet Karadeniz
Turks & Caicos, Sessily Pratt
Uganda, Victor Daisy Nabagereka
USA, Jana Murrell
Venezuela, Daniela Torrealba
Wales, Jamie Lee Williams

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