Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Movie Trailer

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Watch below Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie trailer.




In the flick, Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters on July 17
.

American Idol Says Goodbye to Michael Sarver




Michael Sarver who performed "Ain’t Too Proud to Beg" on American Idol Top 10 performance night was sent home tonight.

As a recap, here’s what the judges said on Sarver’s last night performance:

Paula Abdul: "For me this was a tough performance. Felt Las Vegas loungy for me. You need to be dominating that song.

Simon Cowell: "I couldn’t wait for it to end. You were screaming and shouting. You have no chance of winning based on that type of vocal. In the real world it isn’t good enough."

Randy Jackson: "The song was a little to big for you. You made it little corny. It wasn’t a great performance."

Kara DioGuardi: "We are looking for an artist. Next week you need to be an artist."

Scott McIntyre and Matt Giraud joined Sarver in the bottom three spot.

"Kambal sa Uma" Soon on ABS-CBN




ABS-CBN is set to make a television version of 1978 hit movie "Kambal sa Uma (Twins on the Farm)."

Kambal sa Uma was created by novelists Jim Fernandez and Ernie Santiago and first published on Pinoy Komiks. It was adapted to movie by well-acclaimed director Joey Gosiengfiao and stars Rio Locsin as Ella, Orestes Ojeda, Al Tantay, and Julie Ann Fortich. Introducing then were showbiz siblings Dennis Roldan and Isabel Rivas.

In the television version, young actress Melissa Ricks will play as Ella - a half-human half-rat character, Shaina Magdayao as Vira, and Rio Locsin, who plays Ella in the movie adaptation, now as Milagros - Ella's mother.

Other stars included in the cast are actors Bing Davao, Allan Paule, Nonie Buencamino, Valerie “Bangs” Garcia, Jordan Herrera, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos.

Kambal sa Uma is set to be a daily afternoon series happening only this summer on ABS-CBN.

25th Star Awards for Movies - List of Nominees




The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) has just released its the nominees for 2009 Star Awards for Movies.

Here are the nominees:

Movie of the Year

A Very Special Love (Star Cinema)
Baler (Viva Films and Bida Productions)
Caregiver (Star Cinema)
Kulam (Regal Entertainment)
Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures Co.)

Digital Movie of the Year

100 (Martinez Rivera Films Productions)
Boses (Erasto Films)
Paupahan (ATD Productions)
Torotot (Viva Digital)
Yanggaw (Creative Programs Inc./Strawdogs Studio Productions)
Sisa (Oncam Productions)
Jay (Pasion Para Pelicula Productions)

Movie Director of the Year

Dante Nico Garcia (Ploning)
Cathy-Garcia Molina (A Very Special Love)
Jun Lana (Kulam)
Mark Meily (Baler)
Chito Roño (Caregiver)

Digital Movie Director of the Year

Crisostomo Juan Andaluz (Sisa)
Maryo J. delos Reyes (Torotot)
Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (Boses)
Chris Martinez (100)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Richard Somes (Yanggaw)
Joven Tan (Paupahan)

Movie Actor of the Year

Carlo Aquino (Carnivore)
John Lloyd Cruz (A Very Special Love)
Allen Dizon (Paupahan)
Baron Geisler (Jay)
Ronnie Lazaro (Yanggaw)
Aga Muhlach (When Love Begins)
Jericho Rosales (Baler)

Movie Actress of the Year

Irma Adlawan (Hubad)
Sharon Cuneta (Caregiver)
Anne Curtis (Baler)
Mylene Dizon (100)
Gloria Romero (Fuchsia)
Judy Ann Santos (Kulam)
Jodi Sta Maria (Sisa)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year

Ricky Davao (Boses)
Emilio Garcia (Walang Kawala)
Baron Geisler (Baler)
German Moreno (Paupahan)
Phillip Salvador (Baler)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year

Tetchie Agbayani (Yanggaw)
Shamaine Buencamino (Ang Lihim ni Antonio)
Gloria Romero (Paupahan)
Tessie Tomas (100)
Snooky Serna (Paupahan)

New Movie Actor of the Year

Julian Duque (Boses)
Bojong Fernandez (Ploning)
Kenjie Garcia (Ang Lihim ni Antonio)
Carlo Guevara (Desperadas 2)
Sherwin Ordoñez (Kurap)
Prince Stefan (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, “Class Picture” episode)

New Movie Actress of the Year

Precious Adona (Torotot)
Ynna Asistio (Concerto)
KC Concepcion (For The First Time)
Niña Jose (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, “Class Picture” episode)
Chariz Solomon (My Best Friend’s Girlfriend)

Movie Child Performer of the Year

Julian Duque (Boses)
Ashley Rhein Arca (Kurap)
Tala Santos (Boses)
Sharlene San Pedro (Kulam)
Robert Villar (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, “Nieves” episode)

Original Movie Screenplay of the Year

Roy Iglesias (Baler)
Raz Sobida-Dela Torre (A Very Special Love)
Dante Nico Garcia and Benjamin Lingan (Ploning)
Jun Lana, Elmer Gatchalian and Renato Custodio (Kulam)
Chris Martinez (Caregiver)

Digital Original Movie Screenplay of the Year

Dennis Evangelista (Paupahan)
Chris Martinez (100)
Froi Medina and Rody Vera (Boses)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Richard Somes (Yanggaw)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Eli Balce (Caregiver)
Lee MeiIy (Baler)
Charlie S. Peralta (Ploning)
Manuel Teehankee (A Very Special Love)
Moises Zee (Kulam)

Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Albert Banzon (Sisa)
Hermann Claravall and Lyle Sacris (Yanggaw)
Larry Manda (100)
Lee Meily (Lovebirds)
Romy Vitug (Paupahan)

Movie Editor of the Year

Danny Añonuevo (Baler)
Danny Añonuevo (Ploning)
Manet Dayrit (Caregiver)
Marya Ignacio (A Very Special Love)
Ria De Guzman, Renewin Alano & Mikael Angelo Pestano (Kulam)

PMPC will stage this year's awarding on May 31, 2009 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater in Ateneo de Manila University.

American Idol Season 8 Top 10: 50 Years of Motown Performance Night



Sarah Geronimo is Sony Ericsson Brand Ambassador in the Philippines

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Sarah Geronimo was chosen by Sony Ericsson as its first brand ambassador for the Philippines.

As part of the job, Sarah will take part in some exciting and innovative consumer brand campaigns this year. First in the list is the launch of Smile Shutter Technology and the new Sony Ericsson C510 Cyber-shot phone - the first in the Cyber-shot line of phones to offer Smile Shutter.

In addition, Sarah will also be involved in some campaigns for the Walkman line of music phones from Sony Ericsson.

"1 Liter of Tears" Soon on GMA-7




1 Liter of Tears (A Litre of Tears) is a 2006 Japanese drama that tells the story of 15-year-old girl who got an extraordinary disease and how this disease changed her and the people she loves.

Also known as Ichi Rittoru no Namida, One Litre of Tears, A Diary with Tears, this drama series will be Tagalized and be shown soon on GMA-7.

Synopsis: 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya was an ordinary girl, the daughter of a family who works at a tofu shop, and a soon-to-be high schooler. However, odd things have been happening to Aya lately. She has been falling down often and walks strange. Her mother, Shioka, takes Aya to see the doctor, and he informs Shioka that Aya has spinocerebellar degeneration - a terrible disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat. A cruel disease, as it does not affect the mind in the least. How will Aya react when told about her disease? And how will Aya live from now on?

Featuring today's hottest stars of Japan: Erika Sawajiri as Ikeuchi Aya, Hiroko Yakushimaru as Ikeuchi Shioka, Ryo Nishikidoas Asou Haruto, Jinnai Takanori as Ikeuchi Mizuo, Riko Narumi as Ikeuchi Ako, and Naohito Fujiki as Mizuno Hiroshi.

1 Liter of Tears trailer:




David Cook and David Archuleta Live in Manila!




It's confirmed! The two Davids of American Idol Season 7 will be performing live in Manila.

The one night back-to-back concert will be held on May 16, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia open ground.

Both David Cook and David Archuleta made video blogs to confirm and invite their Filipino fans on this year's most-awaited international concert event here in the Philippines.

According to reports, the back-to-back concert of Cook and Archuleta were made possible by Fearless Productions which is co-owned by actor Jomari Yllana and the Singson brothers.






Zorro's Pilot Episode Tops AGB and TNS Mega Manila Ratings

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Zorro is the seventh primetime series of Richard Gutierrez on GMA-7 and its pilot episode topped both AGB and TNS Mega Manila ratings with 38.2%, his 3rd best pilot episode after Kamandag and Codename: Asero.

So far, Zorro holds the record for the best pilot rating by a GMA primetime series for 2009. The Richard Gutierrez-starrer bested Totoy Bato’s 36.7% last Feb. 23, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang’s 32.9% last Feb. 9 and All About Eve’s 26.1% last March 9.

Pilot Ratings of Richard Gutierrez’s primetime series:

1. Kamandag 42.7% (November 19, 2007)
2. Codename: Asero 40.1% (July 14, 2008)
3. Zorro - 38.2% (March 23, 2009)
4. Lupin - 37.8% (April 9, 2007)
5. Captain Barbell - 37.5% (May 29, 2006)
6. Sugo - 36.5% (July 04, 2005)
7. Mulawin - 33% (August 2, 2004)

Here are Top 10 daytime and primetime programs on March 23 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

Daytime
1. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 23.4%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 21.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.5%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 16.7%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 16%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7)- 10.7%
10. Gokusen 3 (GMA-7) - 10.3%

Primetime
1. Zorro (GMA-7) - 35.8
2. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 35.2%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.6%
4. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 29.3%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 29.1%
6. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
7. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
8. All About Eve (GMA-7) - 26.6%
9. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 23.7%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs on March 23 based on the overnight survey of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among Mega Manila households:

Daytime
1. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 23.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 22.2%
3. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 21.2%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
5. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
6. Lalola (GMA-7) - 12.4%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
9. Chil Princesses (GMA-7) / Gokusen 3 (GMA-7) - 9.2%
10. Slamdunk (GMA-7) - 9%

Primetime
1. Zorro (GMA-7) - 38.2%
2. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 35.3%
3. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 30.6%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 28.5%
5. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
6. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 27.9%
7. All About Eve (GMA-7) - 27.3%
8. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.8%
9. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 25.5%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%

Source: Starmometer

3rd Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) - List of Winners; Gina Pareno Wins Best Supporting Actress for Serbis




Here are the winners of the recently concluded 2009 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF)awards night at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center:

Best Film: Tokyo Sonata (Japan, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands)

Best Director: Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Still Walking, Japan)

Best Actor: Motoki Masahiro (Departures, Japan)

Best Actress: Zhou Xun (The Equation of Love and Death, The Chinese Mainland)

Best Newcomer: Yu Shau-qun (Forever Enthralled, The Chinese Mainland)

Best Supporting Actor: Jung Woo-sun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, South Korea)

Best Supporting Actress: Gina Pareño (Service, Philippines)

Best Screenwriter: Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Max Mannix, and Tanaka Sachiko (Tokyo Sonata, Japan / Hong Kong / The Netherlands)

Best Cinematographer: Jola Dylewska (Tulpan, Germany/ Kazakhstan/ Poland/ Russia/ Switzerland )

Best Production Designer: Daniel Lee Yan-Kong (Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragons, The Chinese Mainland / Hong Kong / South Korea)

Best Composer: Hisaishi Joe (Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea, Japan)

Best Editor: Kim Sun-Min (The Chaser, South Korea)

Best Visual Effects: Craig Hayes (Red Cliff, The Chinese Mainland)

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) aims to discover and recognize quality Asian films and supporting young film directors.

Bayani Agbayani Video Scandal

Posted by JED on Monday, March 23, 2009 , under , , | comments (4)



A youtube video showing an intoxicated fuming guy in a heated argument is now circulating on the internet.

The guy is said to be comedian Bayani Agbayani and the incident was happened on March 19, 2009 in a parking lot infront of Pier One Bar at The Fort, Taguig City.

In today's Wow! Ang Showbiz radio program in DWIZ, Bayani admitted that he is indeed the guy in the video.

"Kasi ang nangyari diyan, kasi yung parking lot sa The Fort, naka-hang siya pababa. So, nung pagsakay ko sa kotse ko, 'kala ko naman 'pag automatic, 'pag nasa 'D' ka hindi aatras. Nasa drive ka na, kahit hindi mo tinapakan yung gasoline, di aatras. So, umatras. May sasakyan sa likod ko, nakaparada din.

"So, may apat na lalake na lumapit sa akin. Ang sabi ko naman, ise-settle ko kasi kasalanan ko naman and besides, aksidente talaga, e. Wala tayong magagawa, e. So nung sinabi sa akin na six thousand lahat-lahat nung babayaran... Anyway, hindi ko na tiningnan yung damage, e. Isipin mo na lang, atras na six thousand ang babayaran mo. Para makaalis na rin, kasalanan ko naman, e. Ako ang umatras, e."

Bayani also mentioned that aside from the six thousand pesos payment he also asked for an apology but one of guys still hurled profane words at him, "Oo. Kaya ang sabi ko 'Alam mo, sumasaludo ako sa 'yo, bilib ako sa 'yo. Kaya lang, yung kasama niya nung nagse-settlement na kami, minura ako,'P**nang mo, 'wag mo nang i-settle 'yan, sa Crame na lang tayo magkita!"

According to Bayani he is not aware that his actions were being recorded and there's a malice intention in putting an edited video version of that incident on the internet.

"Nung parang nag-uusap na sila, parang masyadong mahinahon na ang boses nila, yun pala kinukunan na ako ng camera. Saka the moment na talagang iyu-YouTube nila, at para ipakita, talagang may motibo na sila. Unang-una pa lang, may motibo na. Ang masama kung tinakbuhan ko. Kung tinakbuhan ko yung aksidente na ginawa ko, pwede mo akong kasuhan, pwede mo akong siraan. Kaso mo, inayos ko naman, e. kaya lang, gumawa ka pa ng paraan para masira mo yung tao komo alam ko na lumalabas sa TV, personalidad..."

"Edited din yung video kase hindi do'n ipinakita kung bakit ako nagalit, e. Ipinakita yung nagagalit na ako. In-edit nila. Talagang may masama silang motibo, kasi yung sigaw pa lang niyang 'P***na, sa Crame tayo!' Ba't tayo pupunta ng Crame, e, inaayos ko na nga?"

Bayani also clarified the news that he held a gun during that time.

"Bilang lalake naman, inaalis ko yung pagiging artista ko... Wala po akong dalang baril, ha? Wala po, ha? Nag-aral naman po ako para ipagtanggol ang sarili ko. Kasi po yung iba, ang akala porke nagpapatawa ka, kayan-kayanan ka nila. Kaya kahit papaano, iinisip ko naman yung paraan para maipagtanggol ko naman yung sarili ko."

Watch below the youtube video titled "Bayani Agbayani NAGWALA" courtesy of xyper01:




ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2009

Posted by JED on Sunday, March 22, 2009 , under , | comments (4)



ABS-CBN recently launched its Summer Station ID. The station's new station ID shows how such vigor can be used to help make the country a better place.


In the colorful music video, entertainment stars and news personalities will be seen building homes for the poor, cleaning a river and the sea, sweeping streets, feeding children, among many other community activities.

They will also be dancing to a lively song performed by the Kanto Boys Billy Crawford, John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano and Vhong Navarro. The song, written by Robert Labayen and Peewee Gonzales, is about "spreading love and care every day and everywhere." The music was composed by Star Records’ Christian Martinez.

ABS-CBN chose the socially relevant theme recognizing the hard times brought about by the global recession. The creators of the summer station ID believe the scarcity of material wealth can be overcome by an abundance of generosity and concern for one another. That is also why the company’s TV channel is using the battlecry Kayang-Kaya Natin, Kapamilya for the whole year.

The summer station ID was created by ABS-CBN’s Creative Communications Management Team. The project was led by Johnny de los Santos, Danie Sedilla-Cruz, Edsel Misenas, Kathrina Sanchez and Dang Baldonado. It is directed by Paolo Ramos and Peewee Gonzales. Other members are Jimmy Porca, project coordinator; Wowie Hao, cinematographer; Sam Esquillon, production designer; Rap dela Rea, editor; Maribeth Bichara, choreographer; Rosalie David, caster; and Marvin Bragas, location manager.

Watch ABS-CBN 2009 Summer Station ID here:



Heartthrobs in Canada - Concert Dates and Venues




Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual and Acoustic Heartthrob Sam Milby will stage a 3-night concert in Canada called "Heartthrobs 2009: The Canadian Tour".

Joining them are 2008 Box-Office Jing John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, and comedienne Pokwang.

Here are concert dates and venues:

April 9 - Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver

April 11 - Massey Hall in Toronto

April 12 - Winspear Centre in Edmonton

Manny Pacquiao Cancels Tie-up Contract with ABS-CBN; Kapamilya Respects Pacman's Decision




Manny Pacquiao finally put an end to the contestation made by his decision to tie-up and broadcast his upcoming fight with Ricky Hatton on May 2 with ABS-CBN and disregard current contract with Solar Sports and GMA-7.

In a statement—which was relayed through his legal counsel, Atty. Franklin Gacal on March 21, Pacquiao chose to drop the contract he recently signed with ABS-CBN to honor the "valid and binding" agreements between Solar Sports and MP Promotions.

Here's the message of Pacquiao:

"Ang inyo pong lingkod, si Manny Pacquiao, ay nais iparating sa lahat na matapos ang masusing pag-aaral at pagtimbang-timbang namin ng Solar Entertainment Corporation. Napatunayan na ang kontrata tungkol sa TV rights ng aking mga laban ay valid and binding, at hindi nilabag ninuman.

"Dahil po dito ay taos-puso akong humihingi ng paumanhin, kung kayo man ay naguluhan kung saan ipapalabas ang aking parating na laban kay Ricky Hatton.

"Ito po ay resulta lang ng hindi pagkakaintindihan sa pagitan ng Solar Entertainment Corporation at MP Promotions.

"Sana ay maunawaan ng lahat, at umaasa po ako sa walang tigil niyong pagsuporta at dasal sa lahat ng aking laban.

"Simula sa araw na ito ay nais kong mag-concentrate nang husto na lang sa aking training para sa aking darating na laban ngayong Mayo Dos.

"Maraming salamat at mabuhay po kayong lahat."

Meanwhile, despite the earlier announcements and teaser plugs which were aired, ABS-CBN "respects" Manny's decision.

Here is ABS-CBN's statement relayed the station's Corporate Communications head Bong Osorio:

"Manny Pacquiao approached ABS-CBN to be his media partner in airing his next fights. We thank you him for trusting us.

"He signed a contract with us, but we will not stand in the way if he decides to change his mind. We respect it, wish him good luck and we wait to hear from him."

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