2008 Ten Best TV Programs - AFI

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The American Film Institute also released a top 10 list of Television shows for 2008.

In no particular ranking, here’s AFI’s list of 10 Best TV shows for 2008:

Breaking Bad
In Treatment
John Adams
Mad Men
The Office
The Shield
The Wire

2008 Top 10 Movies of the Year - AFI

The American Film Institute has released their annual list of the year’s 10 best movies.

Superhero movies like The Dark Knight and Iron Man were among the critical favorites of the American Film Institute in their annual list of the 10 Best Films. Take note that this list has no ranking whatsoever.

The 10 Best Films in Alphabetical Order:

Frost/Nixon; Frozen River

Gran Torino; Iron Man

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight;
The Wrestler

Wendy and Lucy

The top 10 list were chosen by 13-member panels. Members included writer Mark Harris, filmmaker Robert Towne, and critics Leonard Maltin, Elvis Mitchell and Richard Schickel.

2008 Top 10 US Shows in TV Ratings

For the nth time, American Idol remains the no. 1 tv program in America by topping the latest survey of Nielsen’s Year-End TV Ratings list.

According to Nielsen, Season 7 of American Idol is first among primetime programs that saw the biggest total gain in audience from households that watched live to households that watched within seven days. The performance show averaged a gain of 2.2 million households while the results show every Wednesday got 1.9 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 shows were: NBC’s Heroes and ABC’s Lost (an increase of 1.8 million); Fox’s Fringe (1.6 million); Fox’s House (1.5 million); CBS’ The Mentalist, CBS’ Survivor: Gabon, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (1.4 million); and Fox’s Bones (1.3 million).

TOP 10 SHOWS of 2008

1. American Idol Performance Night (Fox)
2. American Idol Results Show (Fox)
3. Heroes (NBC)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Fringe (Fox)
6. House (Fox)
7. The Mentalist (CBS)
8. Survivor Gabon (CBS)
9. Grey’s Anatomy (CBS)
10. Bones (Fox)

Nielsen also released a Top 10 list of the prime-time shows that saw the biggest percentage increase in household rating when comparing its live audience to the audience watching it within seven days. Here are the Top 10:

Top 10 Shows with Biggest Percentage Increase

1. Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi) - 53%
2. Burn Notice (USA) - 37%
3. Heroes (NBC) - 35%
3. 90210 (CW) - 35%
3. Sanctuary (Sci Fi) - 35%
4. Eureka (Sci Fi) - 34%
5. My Boys (TBS) - 32%
6. Psych (USA) - 29%
7. In Plain Sight (USA) - 28%
8. America’s Next Top Model (CW) - 27%
9. Fringe (Fox) - 27%
10. The Starter Wife (USA) - 27%

2008 Top 10 Viral Videos

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Time.com has once again compiled the Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008. Some will make you laugh, some will warm your heart. Check it out! A must-see!

Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008

1. Where The Hell Is Matt? (2008)
Matt Harding is a 32-year-old videogame designer who quit his job in 2003 to travel around Asia. Along the way, he recorded and posted a short video of himself doing an elbow-intensive jig in Hanoi. That clip got passed from one person to the next and eventually got the attention of Stride Gum, which decided to sponsor two more of his trips. In his latest video, Harding visits 42 countries over 14 months and invites the locals to join in the fun. That includes everyone from some Huli Wigmen in Papua New Guinea to a group of school kids in the Solomon Islands. The sheer silliness and joy of Harding's adventures will keep you smiling long after you've watched them — and give you a serious case of wanderlust.

2. Western Spaghetti

3. Christian the Lion

4. Hamster on a Piano (Eating Popcorn)

5. Obama’s Loss Traced To Nonvoter (click link to see video)

6. Super Mario Rescues The Princess

7. How To Pretend You Give A Sh*t About The Election (click link to see video)

8. Star Wars according to a 3-year-old

9. Spoofs of T.I.’s Whatever You Like music video (click link to see video)

MadTv No Frills Airlines (click link to see video)

2008 Top 10 Movies of the Year - TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine released it’s own list of the Top 10 Movies of the Year, and it’s quite interesting. Disney’s Wall-E topped the list while the box-office flop Speed Racer made it to their Top 10 and snubbed the critically acclaimed Dark Knight.

A total of 6 Hollywood and 4 non-US films comprise Time’s Top 10 Movies for 2008:


2. Synecdoche, New York

3. My Winnipeg (Canada)

4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Romania)

5. Milk

6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

7. Slumdog Millionaire (India)

8. Iron Man

9. Speed Racer

10. Encounters at the End of the World (Germany)

2008 Hollywood Teen Queens

A decade ago, the Spice Girls championed "girl power," and in 2008 a slew of talented young ladies seemed to take that message to heart. From Miley and Demi to Dakota and Kristen, teen girls ruled the charts as well as the big and small screens. Here, we look back at the young women who made this the year of the teen queens.

Miley Cyrus
In 2008, Miley survived the controversies of a couple of photo shoots; turned 16 and threw herself a huge bash; found love with an underwear model; and managed to do it all while acting in a few hit movies, getting nominated for a VMA and a Golden Globe, starring in a successful TV show and putting out a hit album.

Taylor Swift
She came on the scene singing about a boy named Drew in her VMA-nominated song "Teardrops on My Guitar," and she finished the year releasing a million-plus-selling record, Fearless, and singing about a more famous ex-love interest, Joe Jonas. The 19-year-old doesn't like being called a crossover artist, but she has definitely crossed over from being an up-and-coming country singer to a full-fledged pop star who isn't afraid to share her feelings about the guys she's dated. Maybe in 2009 she can finally make that hip-hop collaboration happen.

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale
They may play frenemies in a trio of wildly popular Disney movies, but thanks to the success of the third installment of "High School Musical," both Hudgens and Tisdale are willing to let bygones be bygones as they graduate from their onscreen personas, Gabriella and Sharpay. These two have also managed to find time to have careers in music and shoot non-"HSM" movies set for release in 2009.

Demi Lovato
"Camp Rock" introduced everyone to Demi Lovato, who somehow managed to go from being "the next Miley Cyrus" to being the one and only Demi in just a few months. Her album, Don't Forget, made a splash on the charts, debuting at #2, and she got to work on her upcoming Disney Channel sitcom, "Sonny With a Chance," set to air in 2009. She also hooked up with fellow teen queen Selena Gomez for the movie "Princess Protection Program," but she swears she's never kissed a Jonas Brother. Miley who?

Selena Gomez
She plays a wizard on the Disney Channel, and for this 16-year-old, 2008 was magic. Selena talked about starting a band, and then she stirred the pot when she accidentally revealed to MTV News plans for a "Wizards of Waverly Place" movie. She made a cameo in the Jonas Brothers video for "Burnin' Up" and then reportedly found time to date the youngest JoBro, Nick. On top of all that, Selena and BFF Demi fended off rumors of a feud with Miley.

Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning has grown up right before our eyes. Now the Jodie Foster-approved actress is seamlessly making the transition from kid star to grown-up thespian. Despite some controversy for her role in "Hounddog," Fanning made her way back on the scene in "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Winged Creatures." The latter co-stars Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, who can't stop singing the actress' praises. Miranda Cosgrove
She may not have had the chops to join the band in 2003's "School of Rock," but she somehow managed to find her voice on Nickelodeon, singing the theme to her hit show "iCarly." On the program, Cosgrove's character has her own successful Web show, and like so many performers of her generation, Cosgrove spent part of 2008 working on an album, poising herself to jump on the singing-actress bandwagon.

Emma Roberts
You may know her dad, Eric, or her Aunt Julia, but Emma is out to make it on her own. She's had her own "Unfabulous" TV show, and she played Nancy Drew on the big screen. In 2008, she was busy shooting movies, so her hard work should pay off next year, when we'll see her in "The Winning Season" and "Hotel for Dogs."

Kristen Stewart
Playing "Twilight" heroine Bella has put this indie-film star on the map. She's become a hero to young girls everywhere with her quiet onscreen persona. And her real-life relaxed attitude is landing Stewart in some big roles for 2009: She's been tapped to play rocker Joan Jett in the Runaways biopic, and of course, she and Robert Pattinson will be heating up theaters again in the "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon," on November 20.

Jordin Sparks
The singer was nominated for a VMA for her track "No Air" (with Chris Brown), and she placed herself right in the middle of the Russell-Brand-versus-Jonas-Brothers purity-rings scandal of 2008 by declaring her abstinence in the middle of the live broadcast. "No Air" earned a Grammy nod too, so we may get a chance to see the "American Idol" winner's feisty side onstage come February.

Source: Jocelyn Vena, MTV

2008 Person of the Year

TIME Magazine introduces 2008's Person of the Year. See below who made it to the prestige list:

1. Barack Obama
In one of the craziest elections in American history, he overcame a lack of experience, a funny name, two candidates who are political institutions and the racial divide to become the 44th President of the United States. (Click here to know why TIME chose Obama)

2. Henry Paulson
When he arrived in Washington as Secretary of the Treasury in the summer of 2006, Henry M. (Hank) Paulson Jr.'s top priority was to make certain that his department would have independence and clout. If he was giving up the top job at Goldman Sachs, he wasn't doing it for a sinecure. (Read full article here)

3. Nicolas Sarkozy
There are times when Nicolas Sarkozy resembles a force of nature rather than a conventional political leader. He has energy, ideas and vitality in abundance, as he showed in such matters as his handling of the Georgia crisis and the global economic downturn. Of course, as with any new leader, 18 months — Nicolas was elected President of France in May 2007 — is insufficient time to make a final judgment. But certain elements are already clear. (Read full article here)

4. Sarah Palin

In the beginning, she winked. "I was just your average hockey mom," she told us by way of introduction, which was a charming diversion from the reality of the most astonishing political debut in modern times. Sarah Palin did indeed show she could play politics as a contact sport; her motherhood did become central to her message. But average? Not in your wildest dreams. (Read full article here)

5. Zhang Yimou

On the eighth day of the eighth month of 2008, 2 billion TV viewers and thousands in attendance in the now famous Bird's Nest were treated to an unforgettable spectacle at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games. (Read full article here)

2008 Hollywood Celebrity Weddings

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1. Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z wed in a secret rooftop ceremony on April 4, 2008 in New York City. The music superstars waited for weeks to confirm their marriage to the press.

2. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon eloped at Carey's private estate on Windemere Island in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008. Their marriage caught many by surprise, since they hadn't been seen in public together very often prior.

3. Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson tied the knot in an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed wedding at the Simpson family home on May 28, 2008.

4. Jessica Alba married Cash Warren on May, 19, 2008, while she was eight months pregnant with his child. The two met on the set of "Fantastic Four" in 2004.

5. Charlie Sheen wed Brooke Mueller, wife no. 3, on May 30, 2008. Charlie divorced Denise Richards in 2006, but they continue to feud very bitterly in public.

6. Ruben Studdard wed Surata Zuri McCants outside his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama on June 28, 2008. The "American Idol" winner did not serenade his bride during the ceremony, leaving the music to a string ensemble.

7. Country singer Jewel wrangled up professional bull rider Ty Murray in matrimony on August 7, 2008. The couple married in the Bahamas after ten years together.

8. The California Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional in May, legalizing gay and lesbian marriages. After going back and forth on having a large, star-studded wedding, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi decided on an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home. The two were wed in front of 19 guests on August 16, 2008.

9. Deborah Lin wed "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini in her native Hawaii on August 30, 2008. Talk about being married to the mob!

10. George Takei married Brad Altman, his partner of 21 years, on September 14, 2008. Takei's "Star Trek" costar Walter Koenig ("Chekov") was his best man, and Nichelle Nichols ("Uhura") was the Matron of Honor.

11. Shock jock Howard Stern showed off her softer side while romancing model Beth Ostrosky. The two wed on October 3, 2008 at Le Cirque restaurant in New York City.
Source: OMG

2008 Hollywood Top 10 Entertainment Stories

Heath Ledger’s death was voted 2008’s top entertainment story by US newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by The Associated Press.

The Top 10:

1. HEATH LEDGER DIES: When the Australian actor was found dead Jan. 22 at 28, shock and confusion over the circumstances of his death followed. The autopsy concluded Ledger’s death was accidental, the result of a toxic combination of prescription drugs. His legacy continued, though, in a roundly acclaimed performance as the Joker in the year’s biggest box office hit “The Dark Knight.”

2. WRITERS STRIKE ENDS: The Writers Guild of America took to the picket lines Nov. 5 of last year. The strike played havoc on the industry, from award shows to network TV schedules, and didn’t conclude until Feb. 12. When an agreement was finally reached, the Academy Awards were saved and scripted television slowly returned to the airwaves.

3. BOFFO BOX OFFICE FOR “DARK KNIGHT”: As the release of Christopher Nolan’s second Batman installment “The Dark Knight” neared, anticipation over Ledger’s performance mounted. The film went on to gross $528 million domestically, second all-time only to “Titanic.” Unlike most blockbusters, it also appeared on many critics’ top 10 lists.

4. POLITICAL COMEDY SHINES: The long campaign was highlighted by late-night hosts (David Letterman chastising John McCain for missing his scheduled guest appearance), satire veterans (Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin impression on “Saturday Night Live”) and new media sensations (”Obama Girl”). “SNL,” “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” all charted their best ratings.

5. BRITNEY SPEARS’ DOWNWARD SPIRAL: Though by year’s end Spears had rebounded with a new album and successful TV appearances, her 2008 started at a low point. After a custody dispute with Kevin Federline, Spears was hospitalized and held for psychiatric evaluation. The chaos eventually subsided and in November she released the aptly titled album “Circus.”

6. PAUL NEWMAN DIES: Newman, one of the most beloved actors of the 20th century, died Sept. 26 at 83 after a fight with lung cancer at his longtime home in Westport, Conn. In the days after, tributes were paid to the charismatic actor in his various worlds: theater, movies, auto racing and philanthropy.

7. TV NETWORKS EMBRACE THE WEB: Online video turned pro in 2008. Networks increasingly embraced the Web, making many of their most popular shows available to stream online. News Corp. and NBC Universal banded together to created Hulu.com, while ABC and CBS continued to beef up their sites.

8. GEORGE CARLIN DIES: The truth-telling comedian — widely considered one of the greatest ever — died June 22 at 71. “He was more than just a comic,” said Paul Rodriguez. “His routines became part of the American lexicon.”

9. TIM RUSSERT DIES: Reaction to the unexpected June 13 death of Tim Russert at 58 was widespread and felt throughout Washington by Republicans and Democrats. Tom Brokaw delivered the news live on NBC, and would later temporarily take Russert’s spot on “Meet the Press.” David Gregory recently became the full-time moderator for the show, the longest-running on TV.

10. JENNIFER HUDSON’S FAMILY TRAGEDY: Days after the release of her film “The Secret Life of Bees,” tragedy befell the family of the “American Idol” finalist. Her mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting at their Chicago home. Police have charged William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia, with the murders.

Source: Associated Press

GMA-7's New Shows for 2009

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Timeless Tales that You’ve Never Seen Before.

These are the five new shows on GMA for the first quarter of 2009:


Starstruck 1st season winners Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras will be reunited as a love team in this GMA soap and remake of the classic movie. They will be joined by Star Circle Quest 1st season sole winner Hero Angeles. Supporting casts include Tirso Cruz III and Bing Loyzaga under the direction of Joel Lamangan.


This could be the last project of controversial and top-rater love team Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Based on a graphic novel by Carlo J. Caparas, “Tadyang” will be helmed by Bb. Joyce Bernal (Dyesebel, For the First Time).


Another Philippine remake of the hit koreanovela, All About Eve will feature PMPC Star Awardee for Best Supporting Actress Sunshine Dizon and International Emmy nominated Iza Calzado. Their leading man could have been Diether Ocampo but later replaced by Richard Gomez. Supporting casts include Pangako sa ‘Yo stars Jean Garcia and Eula Valdez. The other male lead will be revealed soon.


Another Carlo J. Caparas classic, Totoy Bato will be adapted to television and will be played by none other than Robin Padilla. The who will be the bad boy’s leading lady? Regine Velasquez as he requested. Manny Pacquiao will also star in this tv series to be directed by Mac Alejandre.


GMA bought the rights to adapt the Mexican legendary fencer for Philippine television. And who play the lead role? None other than GMA top leading man, Richard Gutierrez. His new leading lady will be announced soon.

ABS-CBN to Do a Local Adaptation of Twilight

Twilight, the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephanie Meyer, has earned more than Php180 million to be the no. 1 Hollywood movie at the Philippines Box Office for 2008.

The success of the movie doesn’t end there. ABS-CBN recently announced that it bagged the exclusive rights to make a local television series based on the best-selling vampire novels of Stephanie Meyer.

According to reports, ABS-CBN acquired the rights for 1 million US Dollars, or around Php48 million pesos, with co-producer Ignite Media for the local tv version of the series.

Local version will have a tentative titled “Takipsilim” (the tagalog word for Twilight), and will star Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao.

Taping for the series will start February under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina.

Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion in ABS-CBN's Lovers in Paris

Piolo Pascual will have a new love team in 2009.

After the success of his pairing with Angel Locsin, he will now be teamed up with the mega-daughter KC Concepcion.

Piolo and KC will start taping the Philippine version of the hit koreanovela “Lovers in Paris.” Piolo will play the role of Carlo while KC will play the role of Vivian.

Lovers in Paris is a successful Korean drama series broadcast by SBS in the summer of 2004. The show won the prize for best television drama in the Baeksang Art Awards, held on May 20, 2005. The show was the first of three romantic dramas set in Europe. The second drama is Lovers in Prague. The third, and last one is simply titled Lovers.

Lovers in Paris is one of the most successful tv series in Korea with a record of 51.8% peak rating. It was also a hit in the Philippines when it was shown on ABS-CBN in 2006.

Aside from the said television series, the new love team will also do a movie together.

Hopefully a movie before ipalabas iyong soap, but of course sa January ipapalabas muna ang movie namin ni Angel (Locsin) and come February or March naman ay ipapalabas iyong independent movie ko na ‘Manila,’” Piolo said.

Karylle versus Marian: The True Story

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The Buzz aired a special report entitled “Karylle Versus Marian” highlighting the controversial issue of the year.

It was very clever of Boy Abunda, or the writer of The Buzz for that matter, when he asked Karylle if Marian is pregnant. That’s when the love triangle controversy between Karylle, Dingdong Dantes and Marian exploded. In a span of one week, it became the biggest news in pinoy showbizlandia. And the Buzz made a special report chronicling the issue as it started on their show last Monday, to the Desperadas 2 press conference (when Marian Rivera broke into tears) to interviews on the stars involved.

The videos below presented both sides with special emphasis about the negative perception of the press towards Marian Rivera. It was pointed out that the hottest kapuso star is perceived as “gimikera”, “magaspang ang ugali” and “paawa effect.”

But during the show's POV segment, hosts Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino, and Ruffa Gutierrez made their remarks coming from a very reliable sources - Kris as bestfriend to Marian's manager Popoy Caritativo, and Ruffa as Marian's co-star in the movie Desperadas 2 and also present during the presscon where Marian answered the pregnancy issue.

Watch videos below:

ASAP Kanto Boys Perform the Hits of Spice Girls

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They may not be as hot as Jake, Jon, Rafael, Victor, and Zanjoe...but they made this Sunday afternoon's viewing as hot as.....the Spice Girls!?!?!?!

Who are they? They're Luis, Billy, Vhong, and John Lloyd - ASAP's very own Kanto Boys.

See proof below:

ASAP Beauties Perform Shontelle's 'T-Shirt'

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The ASAP Beauties together with their newest recruit - Karylle, perform their rendition of Shontelle's T-Shirt on ASAP '08, Sunday, December 21.

See ASAP Beauties video and T-Shirt lyrics below:

(Verse 1)
Try'na decide Try'na decide
If I really wanna go out tonight
I never used to go out without ya
Not sure I remember how ta

Gonna be late Gonna be late
But, all my girls gon' have to wait 'cause
I dont know if I like my outfit
I tried everything in my closet

Nothin feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Takin them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin you

Imma step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on

(Verse 2)

Gotta be strong gotta be strong but Im
Really hurtin now that you're gone
I thought maybe I'd do some shopping
But I couldnt get past the door and

Now I dont know, now I dont know If Im
Ever really gonna let you go
And I couldnt even leave my apartment
I'm stripped down, torn up about it

Nothin feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Takin them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin' you

Im'a step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
('cause I missed you, 'cause I missed you)
With nothing but your T-shirt on
(said I missed you ... baby)

Im tryna decide, tryna decide,
If i really wanna go out tonight.
I couldnt even leave my apartment I'm stripped down, torn up about it

(Half Chorus)
Nothing feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Taking them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin you

Imma step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

Nothing feels right when Im not with you
Sick of this dress and these Jimmy Choos
Taking them off 'cause I feel a fool
Try'na dress up when Im missin you

Imma step out of this lingerie
Curl up in a ball with something Hanes
In bed I lay

With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on
With nothing but your T-shirt on

(Song Ending)
nothing but your t-shirt on
ooh let me tell you no
nothing but your t-shirt on
ooh let me tell you no
nothing but your t-shirt on

Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat Predicted to Top 2008 MMFF

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The first Tanging Ina movie was a certified blockbuster that broke all box-office records, installing Ai-Ai de las Alas as Box-Office Queen five years ago.

What happened to everybody’s "ina" since then?

"The concept of this Tanging Ina movie actually began taking shape five years ago," said direk Wenn. "There was a demand for a sequel. Many people were wondering and asking whatever happened to ‘ina’ after all that she has been through, single-handedly raising a dozen kids by different men."

Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat is predicted to top the 2008 Metro Filmfest and a shoo-in for awards.

Except fort Heart Evangelista, the latest addition to the Tanging Ina franchise retains the original cast including Carlo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco (the bading member of the family), Shaina Magdayao, Serena Dalrymple, Jiro Manio, Yuki Kadaoka, and Bianca and Janelle Calma.

"So what happened to ‘ina’ and her children after all these years?," added direk Wenn. "Some of her children have gone abroad, some are leading stable lives, all of them are successful."

Left almost alone, “ina” thinks of a way that will make her children even more proud of her. Because her children don’t need her anymore, “ina” embarks on a journey once again that leads her to, hold your breath, MalacaƱang Palace as Ina ng Bayan, proving to one and all that she can be a beloved president just as she is as a mother.

But in the long run, “ina” is faced with a dilemma: To continue being “ina” to millions of Filipinos or to simply be the “ina” of her own children?

Said Ai-Ai (who also starred in one “ina” movie in-between, Cute ng Ina Mo which was also a hit), "The movie is for every member of the family — para sa mga tatay, sa mga nanay, sa mga anak, sa mga kamag-anak, sa lahat! Doing it is even harder than doing the first one or the one in-between. What inspired me, direk Wenn and other members of the cast is the thought na lalabas ang lahat sa sinehan na may mga ngiti sa labi at tuwang-tuwa."

Opening on Dec. 25, Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat also stars Eugene Domingo still as Rowena, the looney best friend of “ina.” The new members of the cast are DJ Durano, John Prats and Gloria Diaz as Pres. Hilarry.

See "Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat" movie trailer below:

Vicky Belo and Hayden Kho Break-Up : The True Story

Kumpirmado nang hiwalay sina Dr. Vicki Belo at Dr. Hayden Kho matapos ang tatlong taong relasyon.

Unang nakatawag pansin ang romansa ng dalawa dahil sa laki ng pagkakaiba ng mundo nila. Si Vicki ay isang multimillionaire doctor, hiwalay sa asawa, at may dalawang anak. Maliban sa galing sa mayamang pamilya, naitayo nitong mag-isa ang Belo Medical Group, ang pinaka-commercially successful cosmetic dermatology and surgery clinic sa bansa. Ilang linggo na lang, sa Enero 25, si Vicky ay 53 years old.

Si Hayden naman ay isang struggling doctor, single, tubong Marinduque, at galing sa pamilyang may sapat lang na pamumuhay. Noong naging empleyado ito sa Belo Medical Group ay saka siya nakapagdalubhasa sa ilang dermatological procedures, at nang maging boyfriend ni Vicki ay naging celebrity. Siya ay 28 years old noong May 20, 2008.

Ang dahilan ng kanilang paghihiwalay ngayon ay walang opisyal na paliwanag. Bagamat nangyari ang breakup noong December 10, walang nagsasalita hanggang ngayon alinman kina Dra. Belo at Hayden—ang pamilyar na tawag sa dalawa ng press at ng publiko.

Gayunpaman, ang lumalabas na pinakadahilan ng breakup ay ang pagkakadiskubre raw ni Dra. Belo sa pagtataksil ni Hayden. At dawit raw sa breakup ng dalawa ang sexy stars na sina Katrina Halili at Rufa Mae Quinto.

What Causes the Break-Up?

Ayon sa ilang showbiz at non-showbiz sources, noong December 17, Miyerkoles, nag-host si Dra. Belo ng birthday party para sa kaibigang si Anton San Diego, editor ng Philippine Tattler, sa magarang bahay ng doktora sa DasmariƱas Village, Makati. Dito sa party, nailabas ni Dra. Belo sa ilang guests ang kanyang saloobin.

Isang guest sa naturang party, na nakikisimpatiya kay Dra. Belo at masama ang loob kay Hayden, ang nagkuwento ng mga sumusunod na detalye:

Umalis noong November 24 sina Dra. Belo at Hayden papuntang Amerika para sa show ng Wowowee—ang host nitong si Willie Revillame ay endorser ng Belo Medical Group—sa San Diego, California, at para manood ng laban nina Manny Pacquiao at Oscar de la Hoya sa Las Vegas, Nevada. Tinataya ng guest na ang buong biyahe ay sagot ni Dra. Belo.

Bumalik ang magkasintahan noong December 9, madaling-araw ng Martes. Kinagabihan ng Miyerkoles nangyari ang breakup.

Noong araw na 'yon ng December 10, hinihintay raw ni Dra. Belo ang kasintahan sa condo unit ng huli upang maghanda para sa lakad nila. May katagalan si Hayden dahil nag-shower pa raw ito. Sa pagkainip, naisipang mag-Internet ng doktora gamit ang laptop ni Hayden. Doon na nagsimula ang gulo. Sa laptop, nadiskubre raw ni Dra. Belo ang mga intimate o sex videos ni Hayden na kasama diumano ang maraming babae, mapa-showbiz at hindi.

Meron daw sumasayaw para kay Hayden ang babae, merong nakikipagtalik, at merong mga preserved text messages ng mga flirtations ni Hayden sa ilan pa. Malinaw raw na hindi alam ng mga babae ang pagkaka-video sa kanila. Mistulang dokumento nga raw ng sex life ni Hayden ang laptop nito.

Sinasabing may mga malalaking pangalan pa sa showbiz ang nasa laptop. Ang ilan daw dito ay hindi talaga maiisip ni Dra. Belo na papatol kay Hayden dahil mga bata pa at wholesome ang image. Naroon din daw ang ilang sexy stars, kasama na raw sina Katrina Halili at Rufa Mae Quinto. (Sa tabloid report noong December 16, pinangalanan si Katrina; sa radyo nang sumunod na araw, pinangalanan si Rufa Mae Quinto.)

Agad raw kinumpronta ni Dra. Belo si Hayden. Hindi na raw maipagkaila ni Hayden dahil siya mismo ang nagdokumento ng kanyang pagtataksil. Noon din daw ay nakipag-break ang doktora sa kasintahan. Ang pinakatanging rule pa raw ni Dra. Belo nang mag-umpisa ang relasyon nila ni Hayden ay huwag na huwag ito magkakaroon ng ibang babae. Kapag nangyari raw ito, hinding-hindi raw ito mapapatawad ni Dra. Belo.

Hayden Kho's Alleged Suicide Attempt.

Hindi raw nagtapos diyan ang kuwento. Matapos makipag-break sa kanya si Dra. Belo, nagtangka diumanong magpakamatay ni Hayden. Nag-overdose raw ito ng Valium, isang gamot na pampatulog. Isang kasamahan daw ni Hayden ang tumawag kay Dra. Belo at ipinaalam ang nangyari rito.

Nang matagpuan daw si Hayden, may nakasulat sa kanyang dibdib na: "I LOVE U, I LOVE U VICKI!"

Si Dra. Belo pa raw mismo ang nagdala kay Hayden sa Makati Medical Center. Drug overdose ang naging diagnosis ng mga duktor kay Hayden, na in-admit nung Lunes, December 15, at matapos ma-detox ay dinischarge ng kanyang duktor noong Huwebes, December 18.

Dagdag dito, habang nakaratay si Hayden ay naitanong pa raw nito kay Vicki: "Can I go back to Belo?" Ang ibig tukuyin ni Hayden ay ang Belo Medical Group, kung saan empleyado siya.

"No," ang sagot daw ni Dra. Belo.

May source namang duktor ang PEP sa Makati Medical Center na nagsabing nakita niya mismo si Hayden sa "basement" ng ospital. Ayon sa source, dinadala raw dito ang mga "psychiatric patients needing rehabiliation and suicidal patients needing close watch." Nakita rin daw niya roon si Vicki noong December 18, ang araw ng paglabas ni Hayden sa ospital.

Nang araw ding iyon, ayon sa source, may kasamahan siya na nagsabing natanaw nito si Vicki sa Medical Plaza, isang building sa tabi ng Makati Med kung saan maraming doctors' clinics, kabilang na ang kay Dra. Belo.

"She was crying in the parking lot," pag-quote ng source sa kasamahan. "She was walking to her car and crying. She was in an orange dress."

Sa pag-analisa ng duktor, na may ibang specialization at hindi kasama sa mga tumingin kay Hayden: "I don't think Hayden really meant to kill himself. As a doctor, he knows the lethal dosage. And many males, if they really want to commit suicide, they would succeed."

Rufa Mae Denies Involvement in the Belo-Kho Break-Up.

Yesterday, December 20, nahingan ng reaksiyon ng Startalk sina Rufa Mae Quinto at Katrina Halili.

Direktang pinabulaanan ni Rufa Mae ang kanyang pagkakadawit sa breakup nina Dra. Belo at Hayden.

"Ha? Ano namang kinalaman ko dun?" sagot ni Rufa Mae. "Wala, hindi lahat ng nagbi-break, kailangang ma-involve o ma-link ako. Breakup ng iba, pati ako madadamay! Ano ba ‘yan?"

Itinanggi rin ni Rufa Mae ang tungkol sa sex video.

"Talaga? Grabe na iyan ha! Todo na ba iyan? Talaga? Sigurado ba kayo, ako? Basta wala akong kinalaman diyan, malayo po, wala akong koneksiyon," sunud-sunod na sabi niya sa panayam ng Startalk sa premiere night ng Desperadas 2 noong Biyernes, December 19.

Diin ni Rufa Mae, "Hindi naman ako guilty, kasi hindi naman ako magpapa-involve sa isang tao na may involvement na."

Nabanggit din ni Rufa Mae na nagsimula silang ma-link ni Hayden nang biruin sila ni DJ Mo Twister sa birthday presentation ng huli sa Showbiz Central this year. "Nung nag-birthday si DJ Mo, niloloko kami ni DJ Mo, siguro inaasar, ganun... Something like that," ani Rufa Mae.

Pero ayon sa isang showbiz insider na nakausap ng PEP, totoong niligawan ni Hayden si Rufa Mae. Ang hindi malinaw sa insider ay kung nagustuhan si Hayden ni Rufa Mae.

Katrina Confirms 1-Year Relationship with Hayden Kho?

Naging matipid naman si Katrina Halili sa kanyang pananalita nang ma-interview siya nang live nina Butch Francisco, Ricky Lo, at Lolit Solis, na isa sa pinakamalapit na kaibigan ni Dra. Belo sa showbiz at manedyer din ni Hayden.

"A, masasabi ko po...wala po!" may hagikhik pang sinabi ni Katrina sa Startalk. "Kasi po, ayoko na pong... Kaya po ako nandito ngayon, ayoko pong palakihin yung isyu. Kasi nag-usap po kami ni Dra. Belo. Okay naman po kaming dalawa. Kung magsasalita po ako, hahaba lang po siya nang hahaba. E, wala naman pong problema." Halata ang pag-iwas ni Katrina sa tanong.

Dahil kilalang endorser ng Belo Medical Group si Katrina, tinanong siya ni Lolit kung endorser pa rin ba siya ng Belo at ng sister company nitong Forever Flawless. Umoo naman si Katrina, at pinasalamatan pa nga niya ang mga ito.

Pero ayon sa isa pa ring showbiz insider, "bilang na ang mga araw" ni Katrina bilang endorser ng Belo Medical Group.

Samantala, sa mga oras na ito, pagbukas ng belomed.com, ang website ng Belo Medical Group, ang una pa ring tumatambad ay ang litrato ni Katrina, naka-undies. Ang pangalawa ay ang litrato nina Katrina at Hayden, hubo't-hubad at nakaback-to-back sa sahig, na ginagamit pa rin sa advertising campaign ng clinic.

Nagsimulang ma-link sina Katrina at Hayden pagkatapos nilang magkasama sa Celebrity Duets, isang GMA-7 singing contest na kinatatampukan ng isang celebrity at isang singer. Sa unang season nito, noong 2008, si Hayden ay isa sa mga contestants, samantalang si Katrina ay isa sa celebrity guests na naka-duet niya.

Parehong idinenay noon nina Katrina at Hayden na may namamagitan sa kanila. Maging si Dra. Belo ay mariing pinabulaanan ang isyung ito, lalo pa't kinuha niyang maging endorser ng kanyang clinic si Katrina.

Bukod sa paglabas nila sa Celebrity Duets, nagkasama na nga sina Katrina at Hayden sa pictorial ad ng Belo Medical Group, kung saan pareho silang nude.

Sa interview kay Dra. Belo noong May 19, sa birthday party na ibinigay niya para kay Hayden, ito ang sinabi niya tungkol sa pagkakaugnay nina Hayden at Katrina: "I know Katrina so well. She's our baby... Aliw na aliw kami kay Katrina kasi she makes her own career, di ba?"

Natsismis din noon na madalas nakikita si Hayden sa condo unit ni Katrina. Muli ay ipinagtanggol ni Dra. Belo si Katrina. Aniya, "Hindi, a! Sa clinic pumupunta siya palagi. Si Katrina kasi, yung clinic niya sa Morato. Si Hayden din, clinic niya sa Morato. So, nagkikita sila."

Samantala, kinumpirma ng showbiz insider ang sinabi ni Katrina na nagkausap na sila ni Dra. Belo. Kaya lang, mas "kumprontasyon" itong matatawag, sabi ng insider. Naganap ito noong December 16, anim na araw matapos makipagbreak ni Dra. Belo kay Hayden at isang araw matapos itakbo nito si Hayden sa Makati Med.

Sa kanilang pagtatagpo, inamin diumano ni Katrina kay Dra. Belo ang relasyon nila ni Hayden. Ngunit sinabi raw ni Katrina na minsan lang may namagitan sa kanila ni Hayden.

Pero ayon sa isang GMA-7 talent, bagamat totoong matagal nang walang relasyon sina Katrina at Hayden nang madiskubre ito ni Dra. Belo, totoo ring nagtagal ang kanilang ugnayan ng halos isang taon. Ang ibig sabihin daw nito ay isinabay ni Hayden ang relasyon kay Katrina sa pangalawang taon ng relasyon kay Dra. Belo.

Sa sinabi ni Katrina na okay sila ni Dra. Belo, tiniyak naman ng showbiz insider na hindi ito totoo. Labis daw nasaktan si Dra. Belo dahil pakiramdam niya ay trinaydor siya ni Katrina, na itinuring na niyang anak at kinuha pa niyang endorser ng Belo Medical Group.

On and Off Relationship.

Hindi ito ang unang pagkakataon na napabalitang nag-break sina Dra. Belo at Hayden. Na-report na nung September 3 na kumpirmadong nag-break ang dalawa noong gabi ng August 30, pero nagkabalikan din sila nang madaling-araw ng August 31. Samakatuwid, ilang oras lang ang itinagal ng kanilang paghihiwalay.

Sinasabi ngayon sa PEP ng isang non-showbiz female friend ni Dra. Belo na marami nang beses nag-break sina Vicki at Hayden. Yun nga lang daw, hindi na ito naibabalita. Gayunpaman, napakarami na raw ng bali-balitang nakakarating kay Dra. Belo tungkol kay Hayden.

Pero dito sa recent breakup lang nila nagkaroon ng ebidensiya na may ibang babae nga si Hayden. Ang naging kundisyon lang daw ni Dra. Belo kay Hayden, ayon sa non-showbiz female friend ay: "If she ever finds out that he is having an affair, whoever that is, if it should happen, she would leave." At iyon na nga raw ang nangyari.

Ayon sa isa pang source, "naaawa" si Dra. Belo kay Hayden ngayon. Pero gusto raw linawin ng beauty doctor na sa simula pa lang ay alam na niyang hindi magtatagal ang kanilang relasyon ni Hayden dahil sa age gap nilang 25 years.

Dalawa ang naging anak ni Dra. Belo sa dating asawang si Atom Henares, isang businessman: si Quark Henares, na nagdidirek sa TV at pelikula, at si Cristalle Henares, na namamahala ng Belo Essentials, ang cosmetics line ng Belo clinic. Pareho silang nakatira sa bahay ni Dra. Belo.

Bagamat sinabi ni Manay Lolit sa Startalk na nalulungkot si Cristalle dahil malungkot ang mommy niya, open secret na hindi kailanman natanggap ni Cristalle si Hayden para sa mommy niya.

Sa ilang kaibigan, naikuwento ni Cristalle ang isang insidenteng nagpatigas sa paniniwala nitong hindi mahal ni Hayden si Dra. Belo, kundi ginagamit lang ito. Ito ay noong binigyan ng mommy niya si Hayden ng kotse bilang birthday gift.

Ganito raw ang naging dialogue sa pagitan ni Cristalle at ni Hayden noon:

Hayden: Why are you against my relationship with your mom?
Cristalle: I don't know if I can trust you.
Hayden: You think I'm just using her?
Cristalle: Yeah, you're using her car.
Hayden: Why, does it bother you that I use the car?
Cristalle: Yes, I do.

Pagkatapos nito, inasahan ni Cristalle na isosoli ni Hayden ang kotse para mapatunayang mahal nito ang kanyang ina, at hindi lang naghahabol sa anumang mapapakinabangan sa mayamang duktora. Ngunit hindi ito nangyari. Hanggang sa mga araw na ito, na kay Hayden daw ang kotse.

Showbiz Too Hot To Handle.

Nagsisisi diumano si Dra. Belo na in-encourage niya si Hayden na pasukin ang showbiz.

Dapat kasi ay si Dr. Belo ang kasali sa Celebrity Duets last year. Pero dahil ayaw niya, si Hayden ang pinasali niya. Todo ang suportang ibinigay ni Dr. Belo kay Hayden, to the point na ikinuha pa niya ito ng voice coach para sa pagsali niya sa Celebrity Duets, at ginastusan ang lahat ng iba pang logistics ng paghahanda para sa contest. Bukod pa rito ang text votes na itinulak niya para kay Hayden.

Ito na rin ang nagbukas ng pinto para kay Hayden na pasukin ang showbiz. Nagkaroon siya ng papel sa mga teleseryeng Marimar at Ako Si Kim Samsoon.

Ayon sa isang kaibigan ni Dr. Belo, dito na raw nagsimulang gumulo ang kanilang buhay. "Hayden couldn't handle the fame and the fortune," sabi pa ng aming source.

Vicky's Life After Hayden.

Noong Biyernes, December 19, ay host si Vicki sa Christmas party ng Belo Medical group. Napansin ng isang non-showbiz friend ni Dra. Belo, "Pumayat siya, but she looked all right, she seemed happy."

Pero ayon sa isa pang guest, nang kumustahin niya si Vicki, tugon nito, "I'm a walking zombie." Ito rin ang sinabi ni Manay Lolit sa Startalk, na pakiramdam daw ni Dra. Belo ngayon ay para siyang "walking zombie." Dagdag ni Manay Lolit, "Parang walang laman yung utak niya. She feels sad, she feels at loss. Ganun."

Ayon pa rin sa isa pang showbiz insider, pinalitan na rin daw ni Dra. Belo ang number ng kanyang cell phone.

"Ang hiwalayang Vicki-Hayden ay final na." Ito ang pagkumpirma ng non-showbiz friend ni Vicki. Sa kanya sinabi raw ni Dr. Belo na "tapos na ang lahat sa kanila ni Hayden, hindi na babalik si Vicki kay Hayden, it's over."

Ito ay sa kabila ng sinabi ni Manay Lolit sa Startalk, "Pagkakasalita ni Vicki, sabi niyang ganun, pag humingi ng tawad sa kanya si Hayden, magsu-soften up siya. Kaya, as of now, ayaw niya munang makausap si Hayden."

Subalit umaasa ang karamihan ng mga kaibigan ni Dra. Belo na final na nga ang decision niyang huwag nang makipagbalikan kay Hayden.

Plano ni Dra. Belo na rito sa Pilipinas mag-celebrate ng Pasko, although nababalitang aalis siya ng bansa para mag-recuperate mula sa breakup.

As for Hayden, balitang magpapahinga muna siya sa bahay ng kanyang ina sa Marinduque. Titigil na rin daw sa pag-aartista si Hayden, na incidentally ay hina-handle ni Manay Lolit. Sa katunayan, ayon sa aming source, tinanggal na siya sa cast ng upcoming GMA-7 soap na All About Eve.

Source: Erwin Santiago, PEP

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