Bea Soriano, 21, fashion model
Catherie Cavilte, fashion designer
Janina Dizon Hoschka, jewelry designer
Jona Ballaran, fashion designer
Mariel Rodriguez, 24, TV host and actress
Pathra Cadness, 19, fashion model
Paula Taylor, 25, actress, VJ and model
Rhian Ramos, 18, actress
Victoria Panopio, jewelry designer
Incidentally, Rhian Ramos will also be MEGA's cover girl for January 2009.
Dingdong Dantes finally breaks his silence and told the press about his reaction on Karylle's "controversial smile" which lead to Marian Rivera's "pitiful cry" on the presscon of MMFF movie Desperadas 2.
Kapamilya and Kapuso reunite in this month's double cover issue of Rouge Magazine.
Young star Angel Locsin and People's Champ Manny Pacquiao grace the cover of December 2008 issue of Rogue Magazine.
Yes, the man does clothes now.
Photos courtesy of biwithrainmultiply
Well according to many, the nude Mexican model Maria Florencia Onori resembles the Virgin Mary standing in front of a stained-glass window with the cover line “We Adore You, Mary” in Spanish.
The issue was published Dec. 1, a day before the traditional Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, patroness of Mexico.
Reuters reports that Chicago-based Playboy Enterprises Inc. says the Mexican edition of the magazine is published by a licensee and the company did not approve or endorse the cover.
“While Playboy Mexico never meant for the cover or images to offend anyone, we recognize that it has created offense, and we as well as Playboy Mexico offer our sincerest apologies,” a company statement said.
Raul Sayrols, publisher of Playboy Mexico, said in a statement: “The image is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure. The intent was to reflect a Renaissance-like mood on the cover.”
Well, Playboy already apologized for the image, and likely this issue alone will sell more copy than any other issue has. Don't you think so?
"I'm David Garcia, ibinigay lahat sa'kin."
Magkahati sa iisang pangalan.
Magkahati sa kapalaran.
Iisa ang babaeng mamahalin.
Para sa pag-ibig, sino ang mamahalin?
Para sa pamilya, sino ang pipiliin?
Para sa karangalan, sino ang kikilalanin?
Ms. Gina Pareno (Best Actress, Brussels International Independent Film)
Cherry Pie Picache (Best Actress, Durban International Film Festival)
Agot Isidro (Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Gawad Urian)
Anita Linda (Best Actress, FAMAS)
Mylene Dizon (Best Actress, 13th Pusan International Film Festival)
Alessandra de Rossi (Best Supporting Actress, FAMAS)
Jiro Manio (Best Actor, Gawad Urian)
Coco Martin (Best Actor, Young Critics Circle)
Spanky Manikan (Best Supporting Actor, MMFF)
Miguel Faustino (Best Play Actor Nominee, 17th Aliw Awards)
Helen Gamboa (Best Actress, Gawad Urian)
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In addition to that, GMA 7 also received 3 runner-up honors while QTV-11 got one.
See below that complete list of winners in the 13th Asian TV Awards:
Best Documentary Program (30 mins or less)
Winner: China 21 - The People’s Dumplings (Discovery Asia, Inc./China)
Highly Commended: The Lost Tribe Secret Array of the Cia (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia) & Spirit of the Times- Chinese Contemporary Art: Heroism or Confusion (Singapore)
Best Documentary Program (31 mins or more)
Winner: Big Wall Challenge (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan)
Highly Commended: A Bride, Her Last Message- A 24 Hour Year Old Who Battled Breast Cancer (Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan) & Brat Camp China (National Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore)
Best Natural History or Wildlife Program or Docu-drama
Winner: Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Highly Recommended: Soul of a River - Cambodia (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore) & Soul of a River - China (Discovery Asia, Inc./China)
Best News Program
Winner: CNN Today (CNN International/Hong Kong)
Highly Commended: News at Seven: Magnitude-8 Sichuan Earthquake (I-Cable News Limited/Hong Kong) & News at Seven: Quarke Relief Day Four (I-Cable News Limited/Hong Kong)
Best Single News Story/Report
Winner: Sichuan Earthquake: Landslide (Now TV/China)
Highly Commended: China Quake: Wedding (CNN International/Hong Kong) & China Quake Orphan by Kyung Lah (CNN International/Hong Kong)
Best Drama Series
Winner: Galileo (Fuji Television Network, Inc./Japan)
Highly Commended: Rookies (Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan) & Lee San, Wind of the Palace (Munwha Broadcasting Corporation/Korea)
Best Single Drama or Telemovie Program
Winner: Singapore Short Story Project: The Other (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Highly Commended: Sorapuchi (Hokkaido television Broadcasting Co., Ltd./Japan) & Manam Series 2 - Ep. 7 (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/ Singapore)
Best Comedy Program
Winner: Camera Café (Euro-Asia Media Group Ltd/Philippines)
Highly Commended: Bubble Gang (GMA Network, Inc./Philippines) & Raberd Thurd Theung (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Best Current Affairs Program
Winner: Inside Myanmar- The Crackdown (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia)
Highly Commended: The Lost Tribe - Secret Array of the CIA (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia) & People and Power- Coal Face (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia)
Best Children’s Program
Winner: R.E.M.- The Next Generation (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd- TV12/Singapore)
Highly Commended: Gali Gali Sim Sim Ep. 3: Chamki Karate (Miditech Pvt Ltd/India) & Blue Water High (Southern Star International/Australia)
Best Entertainment (One-off/Annual)
Winner: Wedding Affair Grand Finals (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Highly Commended: POGO Amazing Kids Awards (Turner Entertainment/Hong Kong)
Best Entertainment Program
Winner: Happy Citadel (Hunan TV/China)
Highly Commended: Celebrity Coach (Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation/China)
Best Game or Quiz Programme
Winner: Lharn Phoo Koo E-Joo (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Highly Commended: Foodie 2 Shoes #13 (Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong), Fan Pan Tae (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand), & Yok Siam (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Best Music Program
Winner: Kinkakuji Sound Stage (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan)
Highly Commended: AF6 Finale (Astro Production Sdn Bhd/Malaysia) & Vidiya Vidiya Kondaduvom (Astro Production Sdn Bhd/Malaysia)
Best Reality Program
Winner: Nature’s Platform- Desserted Dogs for Evacuated Village (SBS- Seoul Broadcasting System/Korea)
Highly Recommended: Reunions (GMA Network, Inc./QTV 11/Philippines)
Best Infotainment Program
Winner: All Things Paper (Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Highly Commended: Lead Me On (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore) & Tales of Four Cities (Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Best Talk Show
Winner: Talk Asia (CNN International/Hong Kong)
Highly Commended: Love Just Aint’s Enough (China Business Network Co.,Ltd TV/China) & State of the Nation (ibn 18 Broadcast Limited/India)
Winner: Dogstar Ep. 16- Hounded (Media World Pictures/Australia)
Highly Commended: Ostrich (Miditech Ptv Ltd/India) & Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts (NHK- Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan)
Best Social Awareness Program
Winner: Robot Jockey (National Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore)
Highly Commended: China 21- Green Wall of China (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore), & Moving Mountains: Computer School on a Wheelchair (Beijing Key Frame Cultural Development Co., Ltd./China)
Best Adaptation of an Existing Formats
Winner: The Amazing Race Season 2- Ep.11 (SPE Networks Asia Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Highly Commended: Skatoony (Turner Entertainment Networks Asia/Hong Kong).
Best News Presenter or Anchor
Winner: Martin Soong (Squawk Box/CNBC Asia Pacific/Singapore)
Highly Commended: Kristie Lu Stout (CNN Today/CNN International/Hong Kong) & Hugh Riminton (CNN Today/CNN International/Hong Kong)
Best Current Affairs Presenter
Winner: Christine Tan (Managing Asia/CNBC Asia Pacific/Singapore)
Highly Commended: Vikram Chandra (The Big Fight/New Delhi Television Ltd/India), Anjali Rao (Talk Asia/CNN International/Hong Kong), & Karan Thapar (Devil’s Advocate/ibn 18 Broadcasts Limited/India)
Best Entertainment Presenter
Winner: Guo Liang (Lead Me On/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Highly Commended: Quan Yi Fong (Buzzing Cashier/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore), Aznil Haji Nawawi (Jangan Lupa Lirik/Astro Production Sdn BhdMalaysia), & Phanya Nirunkul (Black Box/Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Best Drama Performance by an Actor
Winner: Raymond Lam (The Master of Tai Chi/Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong)
Highly Commended: Lim Kay Tong (En Bloc/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore & Patrick Teoh (En Bloc/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Best Drama Performance by an Actress
Winner: Chiranan Manochaem (The Slave/Bangkok Broadcasting & TC Co., Ltd.,/Thailand)
Highly Commended: Pan Li-Li (Astemisia/Public Television Service Foundation/Taiwan) & Piyathida Woramusik (The Slave/Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co., Ltd./Thailand).
Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress
Winner: Chusak Iamsuk (Raberd Thurd Theung/Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Highly Commended: Ogie Alcasid (Bubble Gang/GMA Network, Inc./Philippines) & Michelle Chong (Sayang Sayang/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Winner: Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Highly Commended: Revealed Hajj (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore) & Soul of a River - China (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore.
Winner: Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Highly Commended: China 21- Go Buddha Boys (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore) & Portraits of Taiwan- Jimmy Liao (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore).
Winner: Ultimate Olympics- Go Beijing (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Highly Commended: Take Off- The A380 Saga (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore) & Man Made Marvel - Beijing Airport (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year
Winner: MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Highly Commended: GMA Network Inc. (Philippines)
Cable/Satellite Network of the Year
Winner: Discovery Asia
Highly Commended: CNN International
Source: Onscreen Asia
According to the Nationwide Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM) survey of AGB Nielsen, the action-packed finale of Iisa Pa Lamang last November 7, 2008 catapulted the kapamilya teleserye at no. 1 beating other NUTAM favorites like I Love Betty La Fea and Dyosa.
Heart Evangelista’s “Luna Mystika“, GMA’s latest fantaserye, captured the fourth spot nationwide behind I Love Betty La Fea. Gagambino settled for 6th place while Codename: Asero, which also ended last November were at no. 7.
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal is still the country’s favorite game show as it placed no. 8 in the primetime race. ABS-CBN’s daytime game show Pilipinas Game KNB? is at no.6 in the daytime race.
Wowowee remain the no.1 daytime program nationwide with 21.9% but following closely is the GMA soap Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan with 21.6% The distance between the two programs is merely 0.3%. Daytime third placer is another GMA soap, Una Kang Naging Akin.
In the weekend daytime race, the ABS-CBN sports special The Hit Man Vs. The Magic Man: Hatton Vs. Malignaggi captured the top spot with 28.3%. And for the first time, ABS-CBN’s longest running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya topped the weekend primetime race.
Here are the Top 10 weekday and weekend programs for the month of November, based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen among NUTAM households:
Top Weekday Programs (Daytime)
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
2. Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan (GMA-7) - 21.6%
3. Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) - 19.7%
4. El Cuerpo Del Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 19%
5. Carlo J. Caparas’ Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
7. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.2%
8. Saan Darating Ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 17.1%
9. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 16%
10. Flame of Recca (GMA-7) - 13.5%
Top Weekday Programs (Primetime)
1. Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 33.6%
2. Dyosa (ABS-CBN) - 32.9%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 32.7%
4. Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 30.8%
5. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 30.5%
6. Carlo J. Caparas’ Gagambino (GMA-7) - 28.6%
7. Codename: Asero (GMA-7) - 27.7%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.5%
9. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 24.9%
10. Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
Top Weekend Programs (Daytime)
1. The Hit Man Vs. The Magic Man: Hatton Vs. Malignaggi** (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
3. ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.7 %
5. Cinema FPJ Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
6. Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
7. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
8. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 14.2%
9. SOP (GMA-7) - 13.5%
10. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 13%
Top Weekend Programs (Primetime)
1. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 28.6%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
3. Komiks Presents Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) - 27.6%
4. Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 26.6%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 26.4%
6. Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 24.3 %
7. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 23.5%
8. Pinoy Fear Factor Primer** (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
9. Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) - 22.2%
10. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 22.2%
Source: AGB Nielsen Media Research, Philippines via PEP
"Parang I was in a no-win situation. If I didn’t smile, people would say I was bitter. I was actually trying to figure out what to answer and how to phrase it properly. And then, si Tito Boy suddenly said ‘Thank you!’ and ended the interview."
And what Dingdong could possibly say while these two beautiful ladies are fighting (?) over him.
As the newest Kapuso to go ober-da-bakod, Karylle occupied the hot seat on the Buzz' “Tough Ten” segment where she answered the 10 tough questions that Boy Abunda thrown at her - 9 questions, 8 of which were all about Dingdong, Marian or both.
The no. 1 tough question goes: “Buntis ba si Marian Rivera?” Karylle did not answer anything but a figurative “smile.” Boy Abunda read between the lines and responded, “Salamat sa pagtitiwala.”
This afternoon, when the grand press conference of the MMFF movie “Desperadas 2″ was held at the Imperial Palace Suites, Marian was asked by the press if she’s indeed pregnant. At first, Marian jokingly answered “Pwede bang smile na lang din ang isagot ko?” Afterwards, the reigning primetime queen answered the question straight on, “Hindi po ako buntis.”
“Na-hurt ako sa kanya dahil kung ako ang tatanungin ng ganoong katanungan, ang isasagot ko, ‘Wala po akong alam diyan’ o ‘Wala po ako sa posisyon na sumagot diyan.’ Nagkaroon ng malisya ang pag smile-smile niya. Inaamin ko, na-hurt ako,” she added while she broke into tears.
“Na-offend talaga ako. Hindi naman ako tanga at lalong hindi na ako bata para magkamali ng ganoon na magpabuntis. Marami pa akong gustong mangyari sa career ko at kung mangyayari man yun, ako na ang magsasabi sa inyo. Isa pa, kung mag-boyfriend kami ni Dingdong, ako ang unang aamin dahil lahat naman ng naging boyfriend ko, naging proud ako.”
Then Marian hits back at Karylle without mentioning her name.
“Makakasagot naman siya [Karylle] dahil may alam naman siya. Sana hindi niya na lang idinaan sa pa-smile-smile.”
The question and answer was immediately discontinued. The reporters mobbed Marian afterwards.
After her grandest welcome party at ASAP, Karylle occupied the hot seat of The Buzz for the segment “Tough 10 Questions.” She breezed through the first 9 questions of Boy Abunda until she heard the last and most difficult one which was:
“I know you have nothing to do with this pero sabi ko nga kasama ka sa kwentong ito, sa iyong pagkakaalam, Karylle, buntis ba si Marian Rivera?”
Karylle did not reply, kept silent and just smilingly stared back at Boy Abunda.
Prior to her transfer to ABS-CBN, Karylle broke up with her boyfriend of three years - Dingdong Dantes. Since Dingdong is paired with Marian Rivera, rumors abounded that the Primetime Queen is the cause of their break-up.
Karylle, however, denied the rumors and said that only her and Dingdong know the real reason of the break-up.
“I think kami lang ni ‘Dong ang makakalam talaga kung bakit kami naghiwalay. I mean we can explain and explain but it will never be fully sufficient. And I think even to this day, we don’t understand why we broke up. So, parang how can you even explain it to other person?” she said.
Karylle was delightfully introduced by her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla saying, "All I want for Christmas nakuha ko na today. Dahil natupad na ang isa sa mga pangarap ko, as we welcome my true Kapamilya dito sa ASAP '08."
Karylle performed her sexy rendition of Rihanna's "Rehab". She was also serenaded by ASAP Cutie Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista, Sam Milby and Jericho Rosales.
Karylle also had a heartmelting duet with her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla.
See videos below:
Ramiele’s guesting on SOP is part of the promotion for her upcoming concert with Ogie Alcasid dubbed as “The Idol Experience: Ogie Sings with the Idols,” a two-night concert that will also feature Pinoy Idol winner Gretchen Espina and the 11 Pinoy Idol finalists.
The Idol Experience is happening on December 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), 8 PM at the Aliw Theater.
MEXICO, Espinoza Marroquin Anagabriela
RUSSIA, Kseniya Sukhinova
BARBADOS, Natalie Olivia Griffith
ICELAND, Alexandra Helga Ivarsdottir
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, Gabriella Walcott
Selected by the Board of Judges:
BRAZIL, Tamara Almeida Silva
VENEZUELA, Hannelly Quintero
UKRAINE, Irina Zhuravskaya
CROATIA, Josipa Kusic
ANGOLA, Brigith dos Santos
KAZAKHSTAN, Alfina Nassyrova
PUERTO RICO, Ivonne Orsini
SPAIN, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez Alonjo
SOUTH AFRICA, Tansey Coetzee
INDIA, Parvathy Omanakuttan