Ploning, the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 81st Annual Academy Awards, will be screened on November 26 (Wednesday). The venue will be at University of the Philippines Film Institute, with screenings scheduled at 5 pm and 7:30 pm.
Aside from being chosen as the Philippine entry for the Oscars, Ploning has also been chosen to take part in the International Film Festival of India by the end of November. It will also take part in the Asia Pacific Festival of First Films in Singapore and the Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival.
The producers will also attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which presents a majority of the films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards.
For those who want to attend the Ploning screening on November 26, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 09178619022.
Tickets are priced at P100 (non-UP students) and P80 (UP students) for both screenings.
In the interview, she stressed that there was nothing going on between her and the dashing actor. “Magkaibigan kasi kami ni Sam. Eh ‘di dapat naramdaman ko na yun ‘di ba kung [balak niya ako ligawan like what the rumors are saying]. Ang kapal naman ng mukha ko kung isipin ko na porke kinakausap ako [ibig sabihin] nanliligaw na. Porke’t lalake siya at babae ako gusto niya’ng makipagkaibigan,” she frankly said in her interview on The Buzz.
As to the rumors that she’s to blame about Sam’s decision to put space between him and Anne for now, KC unflinchingly answered, “Hindi ako involved sa kung ano’ng nangyayari sa kanila ni Anne and ayoko’ng ma-involve.” She also claimed that there’s nothing wrong if both Sam and Anne want to be friends with her. “Open ako sa lahat ng gustong makipagkaibigan including Anne. Pero kung bibigyan nila ng ibang kahulugan yun, eh ‘di sayang naman,” she noted.
Confident that she doesn’t have anything to hide, KC reiterated that there’s no reason for Anne to feel jealous of her. “Hindi ba siyempre kailangan naman trust the girls that are around you also na hindi naman sila mang-aagaw ng boyfriend or anything. Pero kung if ever lumapit yung lalake sa babae, hindi naman siguro kasalanan ng babae yun,” she said.
Whether KC and Sam’s friendship could turn into something else later on still remains to be seen. But for now, KC clearly has nothing but high hopes for the two ex-sweethearts to reconcile their differences soon. “Sana maayos nila kung ano mang kailangang ayusin nila because they are two good people naman,” she asserted.
Basketball hunk and Century Superbod winner Ram Sagad had the shortest time in the stunt called “Acrobasias en Helicoptero” among the four contenders fighting from getting eliminated this week.
The other 3 participantes were able to hold on to a moving helicopter longer than Ram who was only able to last 30 seconds. Elmer, the veterinary, lasted 38 seconds, Jommy, the playboy, lasted 39 seconds and Jose Sarasola bested them all with 49 seconds.
The previous challenge was eating cow eyes and sheep brains where the girls trumped the guys. The participante who won immunity this week is the struggling businessman Manuel Chua, who finished the stunt “Coglarse Como Tarzan” in just 47 seconds.
Last week, Bikini Summit 2007 winner Gail Nicolas was the first participante to get the boot.
GMA-7 won two merit awards:
“Seeding the Future: The 2007 GMA Network Annual Report”
ABS-CBN 2 won 5 awards:
Successful PR Programs:
“Deal or No Deal Around the World-Philippines”
“Dolphy at 80″
Award of Excellence in the Employee/Member Communication category:
“Kapamilya Services” (An ABS-CBN employee communications program)
Electronic Communication category:
E-Frequency (company newsletter)
Economic, Social and Environmental Development category:
ABS-CBN Foundation’s advocacy project E-TV
The Philippine Quill Awards are presented by The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), an international resource of effective communication practice in various forms such as public relations, employee, marketing and development communications, and crisis management.
Charice appeared in the show to promote David Foster’s new CD-DVD “Hitman: David Foster & Friends.” Charice has two tracks in the album together with music icons Kenny G., Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion.
Charice performed the award-winning hit songs “I Have Nothing” and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and received enthusiastic applause from the American audience.
David Foster is now producing the very first international) album of Charice which is set for release in the U.S. on early part of 2009.
The race began in Bangkok, Thailand and it ended in Phuket, Thailand. In between, the teams were able to go to Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, India, and Oman.
TARA is hosted by Allan Wu.
After getting beaten by the Singing Bee last September, Dyesebel grabbed the lead again last October with 33.6% and topped the NUTAM race for Weekday primetime programs. On the daytime race, Wowowee still the no. 1 spot nationwide despite strong showings of GMA afternoon soap operas.
Another TV special ruled the weekend primetime race, this time it’s the grand dream night of Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers. In the weekend daytime race, it’s still Wowowee on top.
Here are the Top 10 weekday and weekend programs for the month of October based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen among NUTAM households:
Top Weekday Programs (Daytime)
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.6%
2. Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) - 20.7%
3. Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan (GMA-7) - 20.3%
4. El Cuerpo Del Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
5. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 19.2%
6. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.7%
7. Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
8. Street Fighter (GMA-7) - 18.1%
9. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 18%
10. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17.7%
Top Weekday Programs (Primetime)
1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 33.6%
2. Dyosa (ABS-CBN) - 33%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 32.3%
4. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 30.9%
5. Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 30.1%
6. Gagambino (GMA-7) - 29.5%
7. Codename: Asero (GMA-7) - 29.4%
8. Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) - 27.7%
9. La Lola (GMA-7) - 26.4%
10. Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
Top Weekend Programs (Daytime)
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.1%
3. ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) - 19%
4. Dragon Ball Z (GMA-7) - 18.7%
5. Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
6. Cinema FPJ Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%
7. Bakugan Battle Brawlers (GMA-7) - 15.6%
8. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 15.4%
9. Takeshi’s Castle (GMA-7) - 15.2%
10. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
Top Weekend Programs (Primetime)
1. Pinoy Dream Academy Little Grand Dream Night (ABS-CBN) - 37.5%
2. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
3. Komiks (ABS-CBN) - 30.4%
4. Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
6. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 26.3%
7. Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 25.7%
8. Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 24.9%
9. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 23.6%
10. That’s My Doc (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
Figures courtesy of AGB Nielsen via PEP
It will also be sh0wn in Guam starting November 21 up to December 5. There will also be screenings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, and Hawaii.
Gucci creative director Frida Giannini has said, “I wanted Rihanna on board with this project because she’s so young, so modern, and so iconic.”
Rihanna adds, “I have always been a fan of the Gucci brand and the products, especially their handbags. But most of all, I’m very very intrigued by what they’re doing with UNICEF. As an artist, I feel like it’s our duty to make it a better place if we can. I’m blown away by what UNICEF has been able to accomplish in Africa with the money that Gucci has donated to them. I’m very fortunate to be part of this wonderful collaboration.”
25% of all handbag proceeds from the “Tattoo Heart Collection” will benefit UNICEF.
Check out the commercial below and the behind-the-scenes video on YouTube.
According to showbizjuice.com, Sharon can't contain her anger when she learned that Anne continuous to badmouth KC about stealing her boyfriend Sam. Sharon furiously said, "Huwag niyang idamay and anak ko sa problema niya kay Sam, kung hinde ako ang makakalaban niya.
Kung sakaling ligawan ni Sam ang anak ko, kasalanan ba niya 'yun?!!!"
Queen of Vaudeville Katy dela Cruz will be played by KC while Jericho will be portraying the role of Pepe, Katy’s one true love. “I feel very blessed to be working with very talented people, beautiful people…wow, that’s good news. Thank you,” Jericho stated.
Other notable honorees in different fields include Leonardo DiCaprio "The Leading Man of the Year', James Franco 'Screen Idol of the Year', John Malkovich 'Mad Genius of the Year', Jason Statham 'Action Hero of the Year', and the newly-elected U.S. President Barack Obama 'Game Changer of the Year' award.
The only rose among the thorns is Megan Fox who was bestowed with the 'Obsession of the Year' award.
Here's the complete list of honorees for GQ Men of the Year Awards 2008:
CHAMPIONS: The Boston Celtics
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Thom Browne
LEADING MAN: Leonardo DiCaprio
VILLAIN: Aaro Eckhart
THE ARTIST: Shepard Fairey
KILLER YEAR: Brandon Flowers
SCREEN IDOL: James Franco
COMEBACK KID: Josh Hamilton
BREAKOUT: Jon Hamm
LEGEND: Ted Kennedy
THE MOGUL: Seth MacFarlane
MAD GENIUS: John Malkovich
FUNNYMAN: Danny McBride
RADIO GODS: MGMT + M.I.A.
COURT KING: Rafael Nadal
GAME CHANGER: Barack Obama
HEAVY MEDAL HERO: Chris Paul
DRAMA QUEEN: Sean Penn
LEADER OF THE YEAR: General David Petraeus
GOLDEN BOY: Michael Phelps
PRICK: Gordon Ramsay
DAREDEVIL OF THE YEAR: Alain Robert
ICON OF THE YEAR: Philip Roth
ACTION HERO: Jason Statham
LOCAL HERO OF THE YEAR: Neil Willenson
TOUGH GUYS OF THE YEAR: The Men Behind 'The Wire'
BOY GENIUS OF THE YEAR: Mark Zuckerberg
OBSESSION: Megan Fox
Diether is set to do a Koreanovela adaptations. His first project is All About Eve with Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Jean Garcia, Eula Valdez and Richard Gomez.
Before signing up with GMA, Diether very kindly informed his bosses at ABS-CBN, the studio that discovered him and groomed him as member of Star Circle. His last project for ABS-CBN was the just-concluded soap Iisa Pa Lamang with Susan Roces, Gabby Concepcion and Claudine Barretto.
He will also do movies for GMA Films, the network’s sister company, and hosting jobs.
Diether will now join other former homegrown Kapamilya stars who also made the big switch. The list includes Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin, Paolo Contis, Camille Prats, and Heart Evangelista, to name a few.
Luna Mystika registered the 3rd highest pilot rating this year, however, its 38.9% rating last Monday night was only good for second place with Gagambino registering its peak rating of 39.3%. Dyesebel still holds the record for the highest pilot rating in 2008 with 44.9% followed by Codename: Asero with 40.1%.
Codename: Asero, on the other hand, wasn’t able to maintain its pilot rating by ending last Friday with a lower than usual 32.5 percent.
Here are comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 shows from November 14 to 17, based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:
November 14, Friday
SiS (GMA-7) 9.2%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 9.3%
Rosalinda (GMA-7) 14%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 15.7%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 23.7%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 16.3%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 17.9%; Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) 19.9%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 14.9%
Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) 17.6%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 14.8%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 7.3%
Family Feud (GMA-7) 21.9%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 16.1%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 28.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 23.4%
Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 32.5%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 24.4%
Gagambino (GMA-7) 32.6%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 22.7%
La Lola (GMA-7) 30.8%; Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) 23.4%
Survivor Philippines (GMA-7) 32.2%; Kahit Isang Saglit (ABS-CBN) 17.7%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 24.8%; Daboy Sa ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 9.3%
Saksi (GMA-7) 11.6%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 5.2%
November 15, Saturday
One True Love: The Making (GMA-7) 14.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 8.2%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 22.9%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 15.3%
Startalk (GMA-7) 11.6%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 8%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 19.3%; Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 10.7%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 22.3%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 20.2%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) 27%; Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo’s Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) 19.4%
Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 26.7%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 24.6%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 30.8%; Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 17.5%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) 24.1%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 15%
Nuts Entertainment (GMA-7) 12.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 7.6%
Sine Totoo (GMA-7) 8%; Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 4.6%; Walang Tulugan With Master Showman (GMA-7) 3.7%
November 16, Sunday
Takeshi’s Castle (ABS-CBN) 13.2%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 9.6%
SOP (GMA-7) 15.3%; ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) 14.2%
Dear Friend (GMA-7) 12.3%; Your Song: My Only Hope (ABS-CBN) 13.3%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 14.3%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 11.2%
Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 20.8%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 18%
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (GMA-7) 21.3%; Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 20.6%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 25.6%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 23.7%
All Star K (GMA-7) 26.1%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 17.5%
Ful Haus (GMA-7) 20.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 13.1%
SNBO (GMA-7) 6.8%; Sunday’s Best (ABS-CBN) 3.6%
November 17, Monday
SiS (GMA-7) 10.6%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 7.9%
Rosalinda (GMA-7) 12%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 14.9%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 24.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 15.9%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 20.1%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 13%
Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) 24.4%; La Traicion (ABS-CBN) 10.9%
Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) 20.4%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 6.6%
Family Feud (GMA-7) 19.6%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 15.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 32.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 24.7%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7) 38.9%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 20.7%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 23.6%
Gagambino (GMA-7) 39.3%; Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) 24.2%
La Lola (GMA-7) 36.3%; Kahit Isang Saglit (ABS-CBN) 15.6%
Survivor Philippines (GMA-7) 34.2%; Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 21.7%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.9%; Saksi (GMA-7) 11%
Source: AGB Nielsen via PEP
1st Runner-up: Colombia, María Cristina Díaz-Granados
2nd Runner-up: Poland, Anna Tarnowska
3rd Runner-up: China, Chang Wei Liu
4th Runner-up: Czech Republic, Zuzana Putnářová
Miss Photogenic: Spain, Alejandra Andreu
Best National Costume: Aruba, Nuraysa Lispier
Miss Natural Beauty: Belarus, Tatiana Ryneiskaya
Miss Friendship: El Salvador, Georgina Cisneros
Miss Philippines Patricia Fernandez was one of the Top 12 finalists.
Pop Band - Spongecola
Pop Male Artist - Erik Santos
Pop Female Artist - Sarah Geronimo
Pop Album - Taking Flight (by Sarah Geronimo)
Pop Song - Very Special Love (by Sarah Geronimo)
Pop Screen Kiss - Bea Alonzo & John Lloyd Cruz (One More Chance)
Pop Movie Theme Song - Very Special Love (A Very Special Love)
Pop Movie - A Very Special Love
Pop Band Performance - Pasubali (Spongecola)
Pop Male Performance - Erik Santos (Here I Am)
Pop Female Performance - Very Special Love (Sarah Geronimo)
Pop Music Video - Himig Ng Pag Ibig (By Yeng Constantino)
Pop Male Fashionista - Zanjoe Marudo
Pop Female Fashionista - Angel Locsin
Pop Cover Girl - Angel Locsin
Pop Kapamilya TV Show - My Girl
Pop Kapamilya TV Character - Jasmine & Julian (My Girl)
The victim was found dead in a car, yards from Paula’s L.A. home. Cause of death may have been a drug overdose according to Ventura County Sheriff.
Goodspeed wrote on her Myspace about the experience.
“It’s very hard reading such awful things being written about yourself…or hearing things being said…not like a lot of people would understand what it’s like having so many haters, just because I made the mistake of trying out for a singing competition before I was ~even~ ready vocally, emotionally and physically. I have to believe there is something good about me…”
See Goodspeed's Americal Idol audition below:
May +Goodspeed's soul RIP.
My Dad is Better than your Dad is a fun-filled, family-friendly competition series created by Jon Hotchkiss and is a production of Reveille (The Biggest Loser), Mark Burnett Productions (Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Survivor, et al.) and Hotchkiss Industries.
In each episode, four fathers will lead his respective son or daughter through a series of physical and mental challenges and stunts for the opportunity to win money and prizes that have yet to be announced by GMA-7.
As host, Paolo would like to give his suggestions about how the show chooses its contestants. "Ang sabi ko nga, dapat bawat episode namin yung grouping ng mga contestants iba-iba. Dapat may physical na tatay, mayroong hindi masyado, para masaya," he offers.
"May mga sinuggest naman ako, which I hope na matupad pero kasi may sinusunod sila, e. Especially, since first Asian franchise ang GMA-7 kaya kailangan sundin nila. Medyo strict sila."
He says that he is studying the original U.S. version of the show so he will be knowledgeable about the rules of the game.
My Dad is Better than your Dad will air on GMA-7 starting November 23.
Compared to her previous albums, Low Key has Regine singing mellow songs—all covers. Some of the tracks include Terri Gibbs's "Tell Me That You Love Me," Don McLean's "And I Love You So," Rita Cooldige's "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In love," Katie Irving's "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me," Orsa Lia's "No Walls, No Ceilings, No Floors;" Cat Steven's "How Can I Tell You," Dennis Lambert's "Of All the Things," Dan Fogelberg's "Longer," Janis Japlin's "At Seventeen," Christopher Cross's "Never Be the Same," and the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever."
There are also two songs included in the album that are especially dedicated to Regine's parents, Gerry and Tessie Velasquez. For her father, Regine recorded Dan Fogelberg's "Leader of the Band" while she picked Billy Joel's "She's Always A Woman To Me" for her mom.
Noticeably, Regine's rendition of the songs is more restrained, a far cry from the usual belting that she does in most of her albums.
"Yeah, that's why it's called Low Key, 'cause it's more relaxed, more laid-back. Hindi naman talagang pinigil, ‘no, but the songs are mellow din kasi, e. So, ang hirap namang magtititili ako na... It doesn't really call for it." Regine agrees.
Weekday primetime shows with edgy, amusing storylines include Hahahayop hosted by Eugene Domingo; OMG with Iya Villania as host; Kiddie Kwela, hosted by Bayani Agbayani, Video Zonkers, Rescue Mission with TJ Trinidad and Baikngu with an eclectic mix of hosts — Gabe Mercado, Brod Pete and Richard del Rosario. Wrapping up your day are late-night shows Weekend News with Ramon Bautista; I Am Ninoy hosted by Bianca Gonzales; FLO, a new teen magazine show; and TOYZ, a magazine lifestyle show with gadgets, cars and lots of bling.
Juicy!, hosted by Alex Gonzaga, gets a lot juicier and more entertaining with IC Mendoza co-hosting. Lipgloss, now bolder and more fast-paced, goes back to back with Midnight DJ, with Oyo Boy Sotto as the new DJ.
Ryan Agoncillo continues hosting Talentadong Pinoy to unearth Pinoys’ talents every Saturday, while Lucy Torres brings it on on Shall We Dance every Sunday.
Continuing to deliver blockbuster movies in the comfort of your home every evening is 5MAX Movies, now at 9 p.m.
TV5 will also offer promos such as the Kalog Ka-Load wherein viewers can win more than P10,000 load daily and P5,000 cash. On-line promos are also underway on the TV5 website, www.tv5.com.ph, where lucky site visitors can win event or program-related prizes like tickets to the coming Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.