The Anita Linda-starrer dominated the YCC Awards when it was chosen as the film with the Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Visual Design, Best Editing, Best Sound and Aural Orchestration, and Best Performance.
Here is the list of films to honored by the YCC during the awarding ceremony scheduled for March 11, 2009. It will tke place at the Conference Hall, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City.
Best Film - Adela directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
Nominee - Serbis directed by Brillante "Dante" Mendoza
Best Screenplay - Adela directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
Nominees - Imoral directed by Adolf Alix Jr. and Serbis directed by Brillante "Dante" Mendoza
Best Cinematography and Visual Design - Adela
Nominees - Yanggaw and Serbis
Best Editing - Adela
Nominees - Yanggaw and Serbis
Best Sound and Aural Orchestration - Adela
Nominees - Yanggaw and Serbis
Best Performance - Anita Linda in Adela
Nominees - Ronnie Lazaro in Yanggaw
Carlo Aquino in Baler
Paolo Paraiso in Imoral
According to Remate columnist Francis Simeon, he remembered Cristine Reyes saying, "Dapat si Janna nga ang manlibre kasi siya ang winner ng Pinoy Fear Factor," during the presscon of her Kapamilya soap drama Eva Fonda where Janna is also one of the casts.
Cristine laughed after she said it. Janna never said anything but just smiled on Cristine's statement.
Aside from Kristine, Maruja will also feature other returning Kapamilya star like John Estrada. Other casts include Gloria Romero, Rafael Rosell, and the new Kapamilya Karylle.
Maruja is Mars Ravelo's immortal love story about two people whose love for each other transcended a century.
Maruja was first adapted into film in 1967 by Lea Productions and it featured Ms. Susan Roces and Romeo Vasquez as Maruja and Gabriel.
In 1996, Viva Films produced a remake of the Maruja films that starred the popular love team of Carmina Villaroel and Rustom Padilla.
Watch out for today's Maruja soon on ABS-CBN 2.
For its pilot telecast, the show will have celebrity contestants. Bobby Andrews with son Miguel, William Martinez with son Adam, Joshua Zamora with son Javen, and Lander Vera-Perez with daughter Reign will compete for the top prize.
The game has four rounds prior to the jackpot:
Ang Daddy Kong Strong will test the dads' energy, resistance, and determination; Ang Daddy Kong Fast needs speed, endurance, and alertness;
Ang Daddy Kong Brave will challenge their agility, mental toughness, and spirit;
Ang Daddy Kong Smart will test their knowledge and awareness.
The jackpot round is quite tricky because it will determine how well they know their kid. It has a series of questions about their kids that should be answered correctly to have a chance to win P100,000.00!
The lawsuit, which does not seek a specific amount, provides pages of Lutfi’s version of events, including his claim that he urged the singer to reconcile with her parents and that he was acting in her best interests.
Spears’ family has contended otherwise. Lynne Spears once accused him of grinding pills into her food to control her, a claim he denies in his lawsuit.
Britney has a resurgent career with a new album and tour planned, both of which have occurred since a court granted her father, Jamie, control over the singer’s personal and financial affairs.
Lutfi’s libel and defamation claims heavily cite Lynne’s recent book, Through the Storm, and says it’s filled with “false statements.”
He claims the Spears’ actions have caused him to suffer “humiliation, mental anguish and emotional and physical distress.” Lutfi’s lawsuit also claims he has received death threats and “has been subjected to unfathomable amounts of ridicule and public scorn.”
Lutfi is also seeking unspecified damages based on an oral contract he claims he and Britney forged in 2007. The suit states the agreement called for him to serve as Spear’s manager for four years and receive 15 percent of her earnings. He claims the singer confirmed the contract in a text message.
Fresh from the success of their December 6, 2008 Divas 4 Divas concert at the Araneta Coliseum, Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez, and Regine Velasquez are about to conquer the centerstage of U.S. and Canada for their 2009 Divas 4 Divas concert tour.
MARCH 20 HOUSTON, Texas
Houston Arena Theater
MARCH 21 ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey
Seaside Entertainment Center
Call 732-533- 8880 / 732-668-8892
MARCH 27 VANCOUVER, Canada
Queen Elizabeth Theater
Call Seattle: Vallie Pavino 206-4980572
Call Vancouver: 604-8791124 / 604-528-9894
MARCH 28 LOS ANGELES, California
Pasadena Civic Center
Call 818-549-9005 / 818-547-1456
APRIL 3 SAN JOSE, California
The Event Center, San Jose State University
APRIL 5 WASHINGTON, D.C.
Patriot Center, George Mason University
Call 1-888- DIVAS4D
MAY 14 HIGHLAND, California
San Manuel Casino
MAY 16 CHICAGO, Illinois
Arie Crown Theater
Call 847-6242874/ 773-9089653 / 773-8296604
MAY 17 ORLANDO, Florida
Silver Spurs Arena
MAY 22 SANTA YNEZ, California
Call 818-612-4500 / 1-866- 75RELAX
MAY 29 DALLAS, Texas
TBAAL (The Black Academy of Arts & Letters)
Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex
Call Susan 214-718-2336 / Edit 903-343-1006/ Gigi 512-294- 7045
MAY 30 SAN DIEGO, California
San Diego Civic Theater
“Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen - Movie Trailer”
The OCA -- a group dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans -- is fuming at this photo of Miley with boyfriend Justin Gaston and some other friends for using what they have deemed an offensive, stereotypical gesture.
According to a statement sent by OCA to TMZ, "The photograph of Miley Cyrus and other individuals slanting their eyes currently circulating the Internet is offensive to the Asian Pacific American community and sets a terrible example for her many young fans. This image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent...
...Not only has Miley Cyrus and the other individuals in the photograph encouraged and legitimized the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent, she has also insulted her many Asian Pacific American fans," said George Wu, executive director of OCA. "The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it acceptable."
"OCA hopes that Miley Cyrus will apologize to her fans and the APA community for this lapse in judgment and takes the opportunity to better understand why the gesture is offensive."
Although it only posted 26.4 percent ratings in Mega Manila, May Bukas Pa, on its pilot episode last night generated a 36.9 percent rating in TNS's survey to lead all primetime shows.
The strong showing of May Bukas Pa in the National survey could be attributed to its inspiring story and earlier timeslot. It is shown right after TV Patrol World.
Coming in second after May Bukas Pa in the National survey of TNS is I Love Betty La Fea with 35.4 percent; followed by TV Patrol World (31.7 percent), Tayong Dalawa (28.3 percent) in fourth place, and Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (26.3 percent) in fifth.
Taking the sixth to tenth place are Luna Mystika, Gagambino, 24 Oras, Eva Fonda, and Deal Or No Deal.
Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime programs last February 2 based on the overnight ratings conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among National households:
February 2, Monday
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 19.8%
Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 15.4%
Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 15.1%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 12.9%
Mischievous Princess (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
Be Strong Geum Soon (GMA-7) - 11%
La Traicion (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 36.9%
I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 35.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 31.7%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.3%
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 26.3%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 25.7%
Gagambino (GMA-7) - 24.8%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.9%
Eva Fonda (ABS-CBN) - 21.4%
Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 20.1%
ABHSAT posted a rating of 32.9 percent. Compared to the first two primetime shows of Dingdong and Marian, Marimar and Dyesebel, the pilot episode of Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang in Mega Manila is surprisingly lower. Marimar got 36.6 percent on its pilot episode while Dyesebel premiered with an amazing 44.9 percent.
This could be attributed to the fact that the theme of Babaeng Hinugot is more mature and contains steamy kissing scenes, which is not really suitable for the younger audience.
Meanwhile, Luna Mystika was a very close second with 32.8 percent; followed by Gagambino (30.8 percent), Lalola (29.4 percent), and I Love Betty La Fea (29.3 percent) to complete the Top 5.
The rest of the Top 10 were occupied by the following programs: 24 Oras (No. 6), Tayong Dalawa (No. 7), May Bukas Pa (No. 8), TV Patrol World (No. 9), and Eva Fonda (No. 10).
Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime programs last February 2 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:
February 2, Monday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 21.2%
Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 21%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17.4%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 10.5%
SiS (GMA-7) - 7.5%
Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) - 6.5%
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 32.9%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 32.8%
Gagambino (GMA-7) - 30.8%
Lalola (GMA-7) - 29.4%
I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 29.3%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.7%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 27.8%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
Eva Fonda (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
Dingdong and Marian were surrounded by Showbiz Central hosts namely Pia Guanio, Raymond Gutierrez, Mo Twister, Rufa Mae Quinto, and John “Sweet” Lapus to answer the toughest questions ever.
If you missed the said episode, watch the videoes below:
Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera on Intriga Crossfire (Part 1)
Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera on Intriga Crossfire (Part 2)
It was announced yesterday afternoon, February 2, during Zorro's story conference that Richard Gutierrez will be paired again with La Lola star Rhian Ramos.
This will be the fourth time that Rhian will be paired up with Richard. Rhian's first TV project was Captain Barbell, which was portrayed by Richard. This was followed by Lupin and Codename: Asero, although it was really Heart Evangelista who Richard ended up with.
Last night, February 2, on the trade show of GMA-7 to advertisers at A. Venue Main Hall in Makati, it was also announced that aside from Rhian, the other leading ladies of Richard in Zorro will be Bianca King and Michelle Madrigal.
TJ Trinidad, one of the newest talents of Richard's mother and a former Kapamilya talent, will play the main villain in Zorro.
Zorro is slated to start taping this month and will have its pilot episode in March only on GMA-7 Telebabad.
Asia's Pop Idol - Christian Bautista
Prince of Pop - Erik Santos
The Pop Heartthrob - Mark Bautista
The Rockoustic Heartthrob - Sam Milby
The Ultimate Heartthrob - Piolo Pascual
POP ICONS Live at the Araneta!
February 21, 2009.
Catch them also at the following dates and venues:
February 13, 2009 - Stadia Dagupan
February 14, 2009 - Waterfront Hotel
February 28, 2009 - St. LaSalle Coliseum, Bacolod
If size does matter to the ladies, well then, they will get one hell of a kick outta’ this superhero. He has large hands and large feet, and you know what they say about men with large hands and feet...So play up your imagination because after the fiery Dragonna, here comes Flash Bomba!
Tagged as the “Superhero for all Seasons”, Flash Bomba stars Luis Manzano as the famed crime fighter who loves the spotlight, hence the Superhero for all seasons tag (plus the fact that Luis is the son of the Star for all Seasons, and now the elected Batangas Governor, Vilma Santos-Recto). Flash Bomba is the last of the Ravelo superheroes which comprises the much anticipated Isang Lakas super team, due this 2009 on Primetime Bida.
Flash Bomba is likened to Batman, the enigmatic Dark Knight of DC Comics, for both their origins are the same. Both their past are marked by a death which gave them the drive and will to make a difference in the world. Although Flash Bomba’s origin is folkloric, a given among Asian superheroes, the journey each took to be the superhero the world expects are similar.
Comedy is a staple of the Komiks brand so expect a lot of humorous encounters and situations in which Flash Bomba will find himself in. The once thought dead pinoy superhero genre has now pulled itself out of the grave and found the strength to again fly and this time invade our TV screens. Flash Bomba will be aired in February although the exact date is yet to be announced. Looks like the men and women in tights and capes are here to stay!
Watch Flash Bomba trailer below:
Marian was seen wearing an Abel Bacudio dress on the Gutierrez' siblings 'Rampa For A Cause' fashion show on September 2007. Incidentally, barely a month before the fashion show, Mariel Rodriguez was also seen wearing the same dress on Entertainment Live!'s pilot episode last August 2007.
Aside from that, Marian was also seen wearing a dress worn by Karylle in the Awit Awards night.
When asked who wears the dress best, Karylle once again answered it with a plain 'smile'.
See video below:
Who looks hotter?
And who do you think needs a new stylist?
Keeping the tradition of horror and showcases of high caliber performances, followers of Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection can expect Florinda to be a terrifying and spine-tingling experience.
Also in the cast are Roxanne Guinoo as Rachelle, Zanjoe Marudo as Archie, Jay Manalo as Mateo, Cherry Pie Picache as Criselda, William Martinez as Jorge, and Nikki Gil as Mara.
Florinda is directed by Rahyan Carlos and will starts airing on February 23 only on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.
See Florinda full trailer below:
Originally created for comics on 1974 by the 2008 Sagisag Balagtas awardee and comics genius Caparas, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang was also a movie in 1981 starring Eddie Rodriguez and Vivian Velez.
GMA-7 updates the story with the deft hands of head writer RJ Nuevas, and under the direction of Bb. Joyce Bernal. Also at the helm is suspense genius Topel Lee.
Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang is about family, destiny, secrets and deception. And with GMA-7’s version, the series will show that love is indeed the most powerful force on earth.
Hometown: Los Angeles
Hometown: Los Angeles/Puerto Rico
Residency: Chicago, IL
Ann Marie Boskovich
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Hometown: Boston, MA
Brent Keith Smith
Hometown: Detroit MI
Daniel “Danny” Gokey
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Hometown: Virgina Beach, VA
Hometown: Alcoa, TN
Jacklyn “Jackie” Tohn
Hometown: Houston, TX
Hometown: Brokhaven, MS
Jennifer (Jenesis) Samoranos
Hometown: San Francisco
Hometomn: Westdale, NY
Residency: Bowie, MD/Baltimore, MD
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Audition City: Jacksonville
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Hometown: Austin, TX
Hometown: Northern California
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Fairhaven, New Jersey
Ryan P.A. Johnson
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH/Hamilton, OH
Band’s MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/instereoband
Band’s website: http://www.instereo-band.com/
Scott Douglas MacIntyre
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Terrence T.K. Hash
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Von Lee Smith
Hometown: Greenwood, MO
The 21 year-old, University of Newcastle economics student Elliot Gibson, who earns up to £500 a day as an impersonator, says he has had to go into hiding after being hounded by female fans hoping to snare the newly single royal.
"The past few days have been like nothing I've ever experienced. I was in London on the underground on Sunday and there was a group of 50 teenagers heading up the opposite escalator from me.
"One of the girls saw me and shrieked, "It's Harry!" and another shouted, "Chelsy didn't deserve you! Before I knew it there was a stampede coming the wrong way down the escalator full throttle – I'm sure they knocked down a person or two.
"I seriously thought I would be injured. I couldn't begin to think what they'd do to me if they caught me."
Elliot, who has a girlfriend at university, added "It was the same problem at the nightclubs. I was swarmed by fanatical girls.
"I kept saying, "I'm not him! I'm not him!" but some really aggressive women started grabbing and pulling at me."
Elliott has worked for the Fake Faces lookalikes agency for many years and has appeared on TV shows playing Prince Harry.
Watch Sarah's performance below:
And see if she did justice based on Lady Gaga's own version HERE.
Here are the awards given to ABS-CBN 2:
Outstanding Young Professionals for TV Broadcasting and Journalism - Sol Aragones and Anthony Taberna
Outstanding Young Male TV Anchor - TJ Manotoc
Outstanding Young Female TV Anchor - Gretchen Fullido
Best Actor and Male Performing Artist - Sam Milby
Best Actress and Commercial Endorser - Anne Curtis
Best Male TV Game Show Host - Willie Revillame
Best Female TV Game Show Host - Kris Aquino
Best TV Comedienne - Pokwang
Best Male TV Host - Boy Abunda
Best TV Station - ABS-CBN 2
The awarding was held on January 31, 2009 at Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City.