Rustom Padilla is Dead

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Rustom Padilla is dead. Because he is now a lady. And the lady is known as BB Padilla.

BB is an alias for Binibining Gandang Hari.

BB arrived in Manila yesterday from a three month vacation in the US where he is rumored to have his organ changed. But according to BB he is not ready yet to comment about the issue, "I had a series of psychiatric treatment but I don't wanna comment if I had a sex change or not. But I am physically, emotionally, spiritually, and even financially 100% woman now."

Many speculated that this change was due to Rustom's upcoming one-man stage play titled "Binibining Gandang Hari" but according to BB whether there's a project or not BB will stay.

See the 3-part video interview of BB below where he talked about his future showbiz plans, couples Carmina and Zoren Legaspi, actors Richard Gomez and Piolo Pascual, and how his family accepted this new changes in his life:

Video source: binowgaylater

"She Has One of The Best Voices I’ve Heard In A Long Time." - David Archuleta to Charice Pempengco

Both Charice Pempengco and David Archuleta were part of Macy's Thanksgiving Parade last November 2008, unfortunately, they never had the chance to talk and get to know each other.

But the American Idol Season 7 finalist, despite his busy schedule, took time to expressed his admiration of Charice through his multiply account journal entry last January 6, 2009:

Read on...

"Before I go, I wan­ted to mention one thing real quick. I was ha­nging out at my house when my parents called me in to watch a story on Oprah about this girl named Charice. I had seen her on Youtube before and she was at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, but it was ama­zing to hear her story and her voice!

"She seriously has one of the best voices I’ve heard in a long time, and I had chills the entire time I was wat­ching about her life. So, instead of a song for the day I think you should check her out! It’s more like a person for the day. Ha! Ha!

"She was really ins­piring and for those of you who haven’t heard her yet, I think you’re in for a real treat! She sang My Heart Will Go On during her appearance on Oprah, and it’s ama­zing to see how much passion she has for what she does! I also loved how she talked about how important her mom was to her. I hope you guys enjoy."

People Asia Magazine's ‘2008 People of the Year’ Awardees

People Asia magazine honored 12 outstanding people for 2008 in their annual “People of the Year” Thursday night, January 15, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

Here are 2008 awardees:

Charice - RP’s International Singing Sensation

Sharon Cuneta - The Megastar

Rosa Rosal - Veteran Actress and PNRC Governor

Noli de Castro - Vice President of the Philippines

Kristie Kenney - US Ambassador to the Philippines

Manny Villar - Philippine Senator

Joey Concepcion - Go Negosyo Author

Jejomar Binay - Makati City Mayor

Rajo Laurel - Renowned Fashion Designer

Andy Bautista - Kuok Group CEO

Joey Antonio - Real Estate Magnate

Dominique Lemay - Founder of Virlanie Foundation

Corazon Aquino - Former Philippine (Special Awardee)

The event was hosted by Johnny Litton and Champagne Morales.

2009 British Academy of Film and Television Awards - List of Nominees

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The full list of nominees for the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) have just been announced.

Brad Pitt has nominated for Leading Actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button while Angelina Jolie received a nod for Best Lead Actress for her role in director Clint Eastwood’s Changeling.

Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Button both led with 11 nominations each.

See other films and actors who made it in 2009 BAFTA list of nominees:


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Man on Wire
Slumdog Millionaire

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD (For Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film)

Simon Chinn (Producer) – Man On Wire
Judy Craymer (Producer) – Mamma Mia!
Garth Jennings (Writer) – Son of Rambow
Steve McQueen (Director/Writer) – Hunger
Solon Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter (Producers) – Of Time And The City


Changeling – Clint Eastwood
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – David Fincher
Frost/Nixon – Ron Howard
The Reader – Stephen Daldry
Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle


Burn After Reading – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Changeling – J. Michael Straczynski
I’ve Loved You So Long – Philippe Claudel
In Bruges – Martin McDonagh
Milk – Dustin Lance Black


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Roth
Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan
The Reader – David Hare
Revolutionary Road – Justin Haythe
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy


The Baader Meinhof Complex – Bernard Eichinger, Uli Edel
Gomorrah – Domenico Procacci, Matteo Garrone
I've Loved You So Long – Yves Marmion, Philippe Claudel
Persepolis – Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Parannaud
Waltz With Bashir – Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahl Ieli, Ari Folman


Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Parannaud
WALL•E – Andrew Stanton
Waltz With Bashir – Ari Folman


Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler


Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road


Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Brad Pitt – Burn After Reading


Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire
Tilda Swinton – Burn After Reading
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Alexandre Desplat
The Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
Mamma Mia! – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Slumdog Millionaire – A. R. Rahman
WALL•E – Thomas Newman


Changeling – Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight – Wally Pfister
The Reader – Chris Menges, Roger Deakins
Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle

EDITING (With a tie nominations)

Changeling – Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
The Dark Knight – Lee Smith
Frost/Nixon – Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
In Bruges – Jon Gregory
Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens


Changeling – James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight – Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
Revolutionary Road – Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt
Slumdog Millionaire – Mark Digby, Michelle Day


Changeling – Deborah Hopper
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jacqueline West
The Dark Knight – Lindy Hemming
The Duchess – Michael O'Connor
Revolutionary Road – Albert Wolsky


Changeling – Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff
The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo
Quantum Of Solace – Jimmy Boyle, Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor
Slumdog Millionaire – Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp
WALL•E – Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Matthew Wood


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Barba, Craig Barron, – Nathan McGuinness, Edson Williams
The Dark Knight – Chris Corbould, Nick Davis, Paul Franklin, Tim Webber
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of Crystal Skull – Pablo Helman
Iron Man – Shane Patrick Mahan, John Nelson, Ben Snow
Quantum Of Solace – Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jean Black, Colleen Callaghan
The Dark Knight – Peter Robb-King
The Duchess – Daniel Phillips, Jan Archibald
Frost/Nixon – Edouard Henriques, Kim Santantonio
Milk – Steven E. Anderson, Michael White


Codswallop – Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod
Varmints – Sue Goffe, Marc Craste
Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf and Death – Steve Pegram, Nick Park, Bob Baker


Kingsland #1 The Dreamer – Kate Ogborn, Tony Grisoni
Love You More – Caroline Harvey, Sam Taylor-Wood, Patrick Marber
Ralph – Olivier Kaempfer, Alex Winckler
September – Stewart le Maréchal, Esther May Campbell
Voyage D’Affaires (The Business Trip) – Celine Quideau, Sean Ellis


Michael Cera
Noel Clarke
Michael Fassbender
Rebeca Hall
Toby Kebbell

The awards ceremony will take at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday, February 8.

BAFTA is Britain’s version of Hollywood's Oscar Awards.

Love It ot Hate It! : Victoria Beckham Armani Underwear Spring/Summer 2009 Campaign

Victoria Beckham models for the Emporio Armani Underwear spring/summer 2009 campaign, which was again shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. (Her husband David shot the men’s version of the Emporio Armani underwear line.)

The 34-year-old former Spice Girl reportedly got paid $17 million for the gig, which is part of a three-year deal.

Vicktoria has said, "It’s an honor to have been selected by Mr. Armani to represent the Emporio Armani Underwear brand and to execute his vision with the incredibly talented team of Mert & Marcus."

What do you think of Victoria's Armani Underwear ad — LOVE IT or HATE IT?

Love It ot Hate It! : Katie Holmes Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2009 Campaign

Katie Holmes is featured in Miu Miu’s spring/summer 2009 campaign, which shot by acclaimed fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in New York last November.

The 30-year-old actress rocks out one of Miuccia Prada’s graffiti-spattered day dresses in the ad, which was supposed to depict a “luminous icon radiating a sense of mystery and theatricality.”

UK’s Vogue explains the look was inspired by the films of Italian film director Federico Fellini.

What do you think of Katie's Miu Miu ad — LOVE IT or HATE IT?

Jericho Rosales is Betty La Fea's New Love Interest

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Spoiler Alert: Jericho Rosales will play the new love interest of Betty La Fea!

Aldo, played by no other than Jericho Rosales, will rescue Betty from an accident. Betty will get closer with Aldo and will gradually increase her self-esteem and changes Betty's view of the world and teaches her that what matters most is not the "wrapper," but what is inside.Will the two fall in love with each other? What will happen now to the Betty-Armando love story?

Find out on I Love Betty La Fea, weeknights at ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

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Skittles Reflect The Rainbow Commercial Features Pinoy Stage Actor Jonjon Briones

The hilarious Reflect The Rainbows TV commercial of Skittles bite size candies which was first shown in America during the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards features the Filipino stage actor Jonjon Briones.

Jonjon was first known at The Engineer in the highly-successful stage play Miss Saigon (Asia, London at Germany).

The said TV commercial was made one year ago but the overwhelming response in the ads made it worthwhile.

See Skittles: Reflect The Rainbow Commercial below:

American Idol Season 8 Premiere Telecast Garnered 10% Lower Ratings

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American Idol premiered it’s Season 8 run with 10 percent fewer viewers than last year’s season opener, despite an addition of new judge.

However, its 30.1 million viewers were still enough to make it the no. 1 show in America having the biggest audience for any U.S. television broadcast so far this season.

The previous leader was held by the detective series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation which garnered 23.5 million viewers on its season premiere last October 9, 2008, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The wednesday season premiere of American Idol marks the lowest audience total for a season-debut episode since 2004, when 28.2 million tuned in.

The show’s biggest season premiere was in 2007, watched by 37.3 million viewers.

An additional judge was introduced this season making a panel of four judges. Kara DioGuardi, a songwriter and producer, joins veteran panelists Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

American Idol Season 8 is aired in the Philippines via a 7-hour delayed broadcast on QTV-11 Every Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and a replay in the primetime block.

Why Angel Locsin Cried on ASAP '09?

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Right after their much publicized Macau trip with Luis' mom Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, rumors are spreading that Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano are having an LQ (Lovers’ Quarrel). Or, a lot of people are asking, have they broken up?

Was that the reason why Angel cried last Sunday when she guested on ASAP '09 to promote her Star Cinema starrer Love Me Again: Land Down Under opposite Piolo Pascual? (see video below)

According to some showbiz insiders, Angel and Luis did have a quarrel which started small and became bigger, although not yet so serious that it can’t be ironed out.

Was there a third party involved? And who's guilty?

There’s a third party involved," wrote RFL on his Philstar showbiz column but didn't reveal who between the lovers is...'guilty'.

Is it Piolo Pascual?

Nope, Piolo is not the third party. Luis knows fully well that Piolo and Angel are just good friends, nothing more and nothing less.

First teamed up in the ABS-CBN soap Lobo, Piolo and Angel have a passionate love scene in Love Me Again but it’s not enough to make Luis jealous or insecure.

Oscars Award 2009 Best Foreign Language Films Announced; Ploning Not Included

The 2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nine films eligible for Best Foreign Language Film category out of the 65 submitted films from different countries, including the Philippine's Ploning. But unfortunately, the Judy Ann Santos starrer movie did not make the cut.

The 9 films included in the shortlist are:

1. Revanche, directed by Gotz Spielmann (Austria)

2. The Necessities of Life, directed by Benoit Pilon (Canada)

3. The Class, directed by Laurent Cantet (France)

4. The Baader Meinhof Complex, directed by Uli Edel (Germany)

5. Waltz With Bashir, directed by Ari Folman (Israel)

6. Departures, directed by Yojiro Takita (Japan)

7. Tear This Heart Out, directed by Roberto Sneider (Mexico)

8. Everlasting Moments, directed by Jan Troell (Sweden)

9. 3 Monkeys, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)


1. Israel's entry Waltz With Bashir was already won Best Foreign Language Film at the recently concluded Golden Globe Awards 2009.

2. There are three Asian films included in this year's shortlist - Israel, Japan and Turkey).

3. Big favorite Gomorra (Italy), which already earned Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards nominations, unfortunately missed the cut in this year's Oscars in favor of the surprising entries from Japan, Mexico and Turkey.

According to a report by Susan King in, several hundred Los Angeles-based members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for their six top choices among the 65 eligible films, while the three titles were selected by Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Executive committee

This short list will be narrowed down to five nominees by specially selected committees, both in Los Angeles and New York, who will spend this weekend screening three films per day.

The nominations for the 81st annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 22.

Manny Pacquiao To Star in a Movie with Sylvester Stallone

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People's Champ-Boxing superstar Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao is about to star in a movie with Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone.

Pacman reportedly had a meeting with Sylvester Stallone last January 6 at Stallone's Los Angeles office to discuss the details of the movie.

According to Pacquiao's business manager, Erik Pineda, this will definitely not a boxing movie but something like a Jacky Chan - Chris Tucker starrer 'Rush Hour' type of film.

"Everything is in the planning stage but what’s certain is that Sylvester Stallone wants Manny Pacquiao in the movie as one of the co-stars." said Pineda.

28 Best Celebrity Quotes of 2008

As we welcome 2009, let's look back at the stars' 28 quotable quotes of 2008 (as published in Dolly Anne Carvajal's Inquirer Libre Showbuzz column).

Lea Salonga: "The day Nic was born eclipses everything else in my life. I'd allow her to follow in my footsteps if she wants to. But I'd tell her the pros and cons of the biz."

Dingdong Dantes: "I use love as an inspiration to work. So I believe love must come first. Even at least, love for self."

Gabby Concepcion: "I'm the easiest person to talk to. That's why I find it strange why some people would rather do things behind my back than tell me what they want pointblank."

Cesar Montano: "We should not let the system box us in. A true artist can never work in a box."

Aga Muhlach: "When my mom died, tumigil and mundo ko."

Ogie Alcasid: "The hardest song for me to sing are the songs I dedicate to my loved ones because I get too emotional."

Amalia Fuentes: "There's life after marriage."

Angel Locsin: "I've stopped dwelling on competition. I just focus on doing what I have to do the best way I can."

Rufa Mae Quinto: "After all I've been through in the name of love, I deserve nothing less than a fairy tale ending."

Roxanne Guinoo: "Sobra kasi ako ma-inlove kaya sobra din akong masaktan. But as long as alam kong di ako nagkulang, wala akong dapat pagsisihan."

Diether Ocampo: "Real gentlemen let silence speak. So silent I will remain."

Richard Gomez: "I am basically a man of few words. If my being serious on the set while focusing on work is miscontrued as aloofness or even bitchiness then so be it."

Dennis Trillo: "It's hard to play a superhero because people look up to you especially kids. So I have to really be good on and off screen so I would be worthy to be a role model."

Paolo Bediones: "No matter how cruel life turns out to be at the moment, God is good. Period."

Iza Calzado: "I'm not into gorgeous men. I prefer beautiful souls."

Tweety De Leon-Gonzales: "I love the constancy of marriage, the everyday chance to fulfill my daydreams, whether flirty or serious. I hate that marriage has brought me to a state of vulnerability and emotional dependence. I hate the transparency of my weakness. But then again it wasn't marriage that did all these to me. I think it was more like honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned love."

Ai-Ai Dela Alas: "Bagets lovers are good for the complexion but bad for the wallet."

Marvin Agustin: "If I had to live my life all over again, I would still want to start out poor and struggling. Those trials made me appreciate everything I have now."

Sunshine Cruz: "Most guys di ka papalitan as a girlfriend. Magdadagdag lang sila."

Toni Gonzaga: "It's not how much you earn, it's how much you save."

Vhong Navarro: "I'd rather break a girl's heart by telling her the truth than mislead her with a lie."

Direk Joey Reyes: "I refuse to be labeled as 'Kapuso' or 'Kapamilya'. I'd rather ba called 'Katrabaho'".

Lotlot De Leon: "I've met many guys but none of them are boyfriend material. Besides, I ran away before I fall."

Jomari Yllana: "No matter how bad a breakup is, I never speak ill of an ex-lover."

Miriam Quiambao: "If a guy wants to date me exclusively, he should be exclusively mine, too."

Nadia Montenegro: "I was amazed and appalled at the same time listening to others narrate my life story as they imagined it to be. It sounded like a telenovela unfolding before my eyes."

Lani Mercado: "As long as you know your rightful place as a wife, then you have nothing to worry about. When you feel you are weak, raise it all up to God and leave it up to Him."

Marc Nelson: "I am a citizen of the world having been raised in various places, but I'm a Pinoy at heart."

Ryan Agoncillo Covers Men’s Health January 2009 Issue

Talentadong Pinoy and Pinoy Fear Factor host Ryan Agoncillo is on the cover of Men’s Health Philippines January 2009 issue.

2008 is definitely the year Ryan Agoncillo managed to depart from the shadow of superstar girlfriend Judy Ann Santos. He revealed in Men’s Health how he gained a sense of purpose after proposing to her girlfriend, and the rest is history.

Late last year, Ryan had his very first starring role in a tv series via ABS-CBN’s daytime soap, Pieta. He was also tapped to be the host of Pinoy Fear Factor, also on ABS-CBN, and Talentadong Pinoy on TV5. He will soon star in the tv adaptation of their hit movie “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.”

Men’s Health Philippines is now available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

LJ Moreno is the Sixth Eliminated Participante of Pinoy Fear Factor; PFF SAISTIG Announced

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Actress turned pre-school teacher LJ Moreno lost her chance to be the first "El Ultimo Participante" when she got eliminated during the sexta ronda de eliminacion.

In the first stunt, the participantes had to climb up one log and then balance themselves on top of five other logs before they could grab the yellow flag from each log. The fastest to do the stunt will get iwas-peligro or immunity from the elimination, while the biggest loser will suffer a serious consequence. Savanah Lamsen was unable to climb up the first log so she was automatically placed in the bottom three contestants.

The second stunt had a Pinoy Fear Factor candy store but instead of serving chocolate or candy, there were insects, rodents and various creatures served to the participantes. Manuel Chua had to eat one mouse, two cockroaches, five maggots, five scorpions, as well as earthworms Jommy Teotico of the Pump Squad suffered from a swollen lip when a scorpion stung him. Still, he was able to consume 20 scorpions. LJ Moreno could barely swallow the 20 cockroaches that she was assigned to eat. Meanwhile, Janna Dominguez was tasked to eat 20 worms.

In the final stunt, they had to complete the inverted bungee stunt, which involved holding one's breath underwater while hanging upside down and holding a weight. Former actress LJ had to face her fear of depths twice in this stunt because of miscommunication problems.

LJ insisted that she wasn't offered a nose clip on her first try, when she had a time of 12 seconds. The stunt team, however, said they offered her but she refused. The nose clip proved beneficial to the other contenders.

After reviewing the video and seeing no offer was made, Pinoy Fear Factor host Ryan Agoncillo allowed her to do it again to be fair. A teary-eyed Savanah was initially against giving friend LJ another crack at the stunt, knowing she would be eliminated if LJ did better. However, Ryan assured Savanah that she can also repeat the stunt if she wanted to. She didn't have to. LJ could only go breathless for 11 seconds on her second try.

Her co-participantes Manuel clocked in 1:18, Janna stayed for 39 seconds, and Savanah was submerged for 19 seconds before she let go of the huge weight.

"I can go home able to say that I gave my all in every stunt. I was able to face all my fears, and that alone is a big achievement for me," said LJ.

Moving on in the competition are the "SAISTIG" (Sais na Astig) composed of struggling businessman Manuel Chua, balikbayan Marion Cruz, model Jommy Teotico, kargador RJ Lapus, stand-up comedienne Janna Dominguez, and ledge dancer Savanah.

One of them will break a "Fear Factor" world record this week, while another will undergo an accident that will change the tone of the contest.

Watch the remaining six participantes take on more terrifying and gut wrenching stunts in the name of pride and for the sake of their loved ones on Pinoy Fear Factor with host Ryan Agoncillo from Monday to Friday after Eva Fonda. Highlights of the competition are aired on PFF: Special Edition every Saturday, 7 p.m. on Studio 23.

66th Golden Globe Awards 2009 Winners

Here are the winners of the just concluded 66th Golden Globe Awards.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
The Wrestler (Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Tom Wilkinson – John Adams

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern – Recount

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Anna Paquin – True Blood

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Adams

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney – John Adams

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti – John Adams

Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
30 Rock

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire - Composed by A. R. Rahman

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Tina Fey – 30 Rock

Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Colin Farrell – In Bruges

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Television Series - Drama
Mad Men

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Slumdog Millionaire

The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 90 reporters covering show business for overseas outlets.

KC Concepcion Performs on Sharon's 'Songs of My Heart' Birthday Celebration

If she can fly in 2008, why can't she slide, roll, and dance on the swing this time?

Yes, KC Concepcion once again did an incredible performance as part of her yearly birthday gift to her mom Sharon Cuneta.

It was in Sharon's Mega Birthday celebration last year when KC first showed us what she can do for her mom and her fans. As a birthday gift, KC did an acrobatic ala- "fly me to the moon" dance number which made Sharon really worried saying "ibaba nyo ang anak ko!" This year, as highlight to Sharon's birthday celebration titled 'Songs of My Heart', KC once again mesmerized Araneta with her "merry-go-round" on the swing performance to the tune of Rihanna's 'Disturbia'.

Watch the two video performances of KC below and decide whether she surpassed her last year's performance:

2009 Sharon Birthday Celebration

2008 Sharon Birthday Celebration

Jericho Rosales Covers Metro Him Magazine

Jericho Rosales is sitting pretty on the cover of Metro Him Magazine 2009 First Quarter issue.

His cover story says, "He's been in the pits, declares a has-been and given the finger. Now he's back in the major league."

Metro Him's Managing Editor Jerome Gomez retraces how Jericho fell in love and fell from grace, and reveals the little known efforts that rebuilt the actor's career.

Know more about Jericho Rosales' 2009 plans in career, love, and family through Metro Him Magazine.

Metro Him is now available at leading magazine stands nationwide.

Rayver Cruz To Play Third Wheel in Sarah and John Lloyd's Loveteam on 'A Very Special Love' Sequel

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Star Cinema management decided to take a chance when they paired Sarah Geronimo with John Lloyd Cruz on A Very Special Love movie which became the highest grossing film of 2008.

This year, Laida (played by Sarah) and Migs (played by John Lloyd) are back to thrill audiences with their undeniable chemistry in the sequel of A Very Special Love titled 'You Change My Life'.

While the song 'You Changed My Life in a Moment,' playing in the background, it was announced during the January 10 episode of Entertainment Live that Rayver Cruz would be the third party in the continuing love story of Laida and Migs.

It will be recalled that Rayver is currently being linked to the pop princess. Rayver even guested in Sarah's 'The Next One' concert in Araneta Coliseum last November 8, 2008.

In reaction to this news, Rayver simply said, "Di pa ako nag-i-start pero nakakatuwa naman kung kasali nga. Ang tambalan nila [Sarah and John Lloyd], sobrang lupit. Isang malaking karangalan na mapasama ka dun sa mismong movie nila."

Boy, Ruffa, and Kris Talk About Pinoy Showbiz Couple Hiwalayan on The Buzz

Boy Abunda, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Kris Aquino talk about Pinoy Showbiz Couple Break-ups on The Buzz' POV segment.

The three hosts discussed the true status of couple Geneva Cruz and KC Montero, Assunta de Rossi and Jules Ledesma, and Beth Tamayo and Johnny Wong marriages.

The Buzz also showed clip interviews of those people closest to the three couple who could probably give light to the break-up controversies.

Watch The Buzz' POV videos below:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Pinoy Indie Film 'Serbis' to be Shown in the US

International award-winning independent film 'Serbis' (Service) by Brillante Mendoza (Slingshot, The Masseur, Summer Heat, Foster Child) will be shown in selected theaters in the US on January 16, 2009.

Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America, Serbis is being distributed in the US by Regent Releasing.

Check out the US poster, international movie trailer and synopsis of Serbis below:

Synopsis: Filipino director Brillante Mendoza brings a frank, gritty immediacy to SERBIS, a multi-character, day-in-the-life portrait of a family-run movie house in the Philippines. Only this isn’t your… Filipino director Brillante Mendoza brings a frank, gritty immediacy to SERBIS, a multi-character, day-in-the-life portrait of a family-run movie house in the Philippines. Only this isn’t your typical movie house. It’s actually a downtrodden venue that shows graphic double features and allows the clientele to make their own sexual connections in the dark shadows. Today is a very important day, for Nanay Flor, the family matriarch, is going to discover if she won a years-in-the-making bigamy case against her husband. Meanwhile, her children are involved in dramatic situations of their own. Alan has just learned troubling news about his girlfriend, and Nayda is married but attracted to her cousin Ronald. As the day develops and the verdict comes down, the Pinedas struggle to focus on the daily tasks associated with the theater, even as their own personal conflicts threaten to overwhelm them. Shot on video, SERBIS recalls films from the Dogme 95 movement. Mendoza and screenwriter Armando Lao have clearly constructed these dramatic situations, yet they are shot on consumer video with such energy that the film often feels like a documentary. Mendoza pulls no punches, showing multiple scenes of behind-the-scenes sexuality that are even more graphic than the X-rated behavior unfolding on the cavernous theater’s silver screen. SERBIS provides a realistic, unflinching glimpse into this hyper-sexualized world.

Serbis (Service) stars Coco Martin (The Masseur), Jacklyn Jose (Consol), Kristoffer King, Julio Diaz, Dan Alvaro and Gina Pareño (The Collector).


"Slightly more evolved from a narrative perspective than his previous feature Tirador (Slingshot), Serbis (Service) is another overwhelmingly tactile experience that should further cement the prolific filmmaker’s reputation." - John P. McCarthy (Boxoffice Magazine)

"Raw and Uncompromising." - New York Film Festival

"Bristling Sexuality, both gay and straight." - The Hollywood Reported

26th Luna Awards Announces List of Winners

The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) announces the winners of the 26th Luna Awards for movies shown in 2007.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 26th Luna Awards:

Best Picture - A Love Story (Star Cinema)
Best Director - Maryo J. de los Reyes (A Love Story)
Best Actor - Paolo Contis (Banal)
Best Actress - Maricel Soriano (Bahay Kubo)
Best Supporting Actor -Dante Rivero (A Love Story)
Best Supporting Actress - Angelica Panganiban (A Love Story)
Best Screenplay - Vanessa R. Valdez (A Love Story)
Best Cinematography - Renato de Vera (Ataul for Rent)
Best Editing - Jess Navarro (Silip)
Best Production Design - Rodell Cruz (Resiklo)
Best Sound - Ditoy Aguila (Ouija)
Best Musical Score - Carmina Reyes Cuya (Ouija)

The Academy also bestow honors and recognition on four film industry stalwarts. The awards and the awardees are listed as follows:

Golden Reel Award - Former President Joseph Estrada (There had been only two Golden Reel awardees in the history of the Film Academy-President Corazon C. Aquino in 1988 and the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr. in 2003.)

The Manuel de Leon Award - Cirio Santiago (Producer-Director)

FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award - Ms. Boots Anson-Roa (Actress)

Lamberto Avellana Award (Posthumous) - Juanito Clemente (Sound Engineer)

The Academy also recognizes Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim for his support and assistant to the Academy. Mayor Lim was the first Metro Manila executive to turn over to the Academy its share from the 25-centavo cultural development tax collected by movie houses for admission tickets retroactive to 1992. This amounted to P2.1 million.

The Film Academy of the Philippines will hand out the awards on January 26, 2009.

German Moreno Reconciles with Billy Joe Crawford

German 'Kuya Germs' Moreno finally buried the resentment and forgives Billy Joe Crawford.

The reconciliation was happened on Januay 10, at the reunion event of former That's Entertainment talents on Kuya Germs' late night show Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman at the Studio 5 of GMA Network Center.

"It's already 2009 and I really wanted to start this year right. Sinabi ko na I will do everything para lang mapatawad ako ni Kuya Germs," said Billy in an interview.

"I've tried so many times to call him on his phone, pero hindi niya ako sinasagot. Noong nakaraang Christmas and New Year, binati ko siya via text. Pero unfortunately hindi pa rin niya ako sinagot.

"Nalungkot nga ako noong nakaraang birthday niya, hindi ako nakasama. Every year kasi on his birthday, parati akong present. So, doon ko na-feel na I need to exert more effort para makita ni Kuya Germs na I want to fix things with him. Siya pa rin ang itinuturing kong ama dito sa showbiz and I don't want to start this year na may taong galit sa akin."

According to Kuya Germs, "Hindi naman maaalis sa akin ang magalit kay Billy dahil talaga namang nasaktan ako sa naging desisyon niya. Hindi lang naman ako kundi pati na ang ibang mga taong nagtiwala sa kanya dito sa GMA-7. Nakahanda na kasi lahat ng mga plano para sa pagbabalik niya. Pero ginulat niya kaming lahat and naiintindihan naman ng lahat kung saan nagmula ang galit ko sa batang ‘yan.
"Pero dahil sa ginawa niyang ito, sino ba namang ama ang tuluyang magagalit pa sa kanyang anak? Nasabi nga ni Billy na may trabaho dapat siya sa gabing ito, pero hindi niya tinanggap dahil gusto niyang pumunta dito at makipag-ayos na sa akin.
"Nasorpresa talaga ako sa ginawa niyang effort na ito at dahil doon, masasabi ko mahal ko pa rin si Billy at pinapatawad ko na siya. Dasal ko na hindi ito mangyari ulit sa aming dalawa o sa sinuman na malapit sa puso ko."

Their misunderstanding started when Billy Joe accepted the offer of ABS-CBN to host Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 without the knowledge of Kuya Germs despite their constant communication.

Rufa Mae Quinto's Status: Single

Sexy comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto will once again brings laughter into our faces as she stars in the upcoming Viva Film’s pre-Valentine comedy movie, Status: Single.

Rufa Mae is Doris, who at 30 is still a single lady who acts like a saint but looks like a porn star and is actively looking for her lifelong partner. "
Status: Single is about a woman with a never-ending quest to find true love. Virgin ang role ko dun at naka-date ako ng iba’t ibang klase ng lalaki." said Rufa Mae.

In supporting role are Mylene Dizon, Desiree del Valle, Angelu de Leon, Paolo Contis, Alfred Vargas, Rafael Rosell, Mark Bautista, and Jon Avila.

Status: Single opens in theaters on January 28 and is directed by Jose Javier Reyes.

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