Kris Lawrence - Careless Whisper (Music and Lyrics)

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Kris Lawrence is back with the release of his new single "Careless Whisper", which is coincidentally the theme song of the s-x video scandal of his ex-girlfriend Katrina Halili with Hayden Kho.



Kris Lawrence - Careless Whisper

Lalalalalalalalala...ohhh!

I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead me to the dance floor
As the music dies
Something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen
And all it's sad goodbye

Chorus:
I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

Should have known better than to cheat a friend
Waste a chance that I've been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I dance with you, oh

Time can never mend
For careless whisper of a good friend
To the heart and mind
Ignorance is kind
There's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

(Repeat Chorus)

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things we want to say
We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now who's gonna dance with me
Please stay

(Now that you're gone)
Now that you're gone, I feel so alone
(Now that you're gone)


Twilight Saga: New Moon - Poster and Promotional Photos




The first set of production photos and official movie poster of the highly-anticipated film "New Moon" were released by Summit Entertainment.

Twilight Saga: New Moon - Teaser Trailer




Watch below the 15 seconds trailer of the Twilight Saga: New Moon courtesy of Summit Entertation through ET:



"New Moon" stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart.

Robi Domingo Video Scandal

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MYX VJ and Gigger Boys member Robi Domingo reportedly has a video scandal too.

Robi is reportedly doing it with a gay guy in the video to which he vehemently denies saying, "Basta ako, wala akong natatandaang nakipag-relasyon ako sa isang bading kaya hindi puwedeng magkaroon ako ng sex video, puwera na lamang kung dinaya ito. (I don’t remember having a relationship with a gay guy and so it is impossible for me to have a video scandal. Unless it has been doctored.)".

Robi Domingo is a student of the Jesuit-run Ateneo De Manila University and is an up and coming matinee idol after placing second in PBB Teen Edition Plus. He is seen regularly together with his group The Gigger Boys on ASAP ‘09 and Your Song Presents: Boystown.

Marian Rivera Celebrates Barbie's 5Oth Birthday on Preview Magazine June 2009 Issue




Let’s face it, every girl has grown up loving Barbie and wanting to be as gorgeous as the doll.

Preview magazine, on its June 2009 issue, pays tribute to Barbie Millicent Roberts on her 50th year of making little girls happy with its Barbie-inspired June 2009 issue. Who better to play the living doll than actress Marian Rivera, whose own rosy features won her the Style Star title just last week.

The cover shoot had Marian dressed in strapless mini-dresses with sweetheart necklines, fluffy white gowns, and a whole load of pink. In the video interview with Style Bible, she admits that the doll was one of her favorite toys when she was younger and that she never expected to be playing a real live version until this shoot.

Catch Preview Magazine June 2009 issue at your favorite magazine stands nationwide.

Source: Preview Magazine

Hayden Kho - Katrina Halili Video Scandal: The Senate Inquiry

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Katrina Halili on Hayden Kho:

. "Wala akong malay na ang bawat yakap at halik ay scripted. Buong-buo kong binigay yung puso at kaluluwa ko sa isang lalaking gumagawa pala ng sariling pelikula."

. "Ako raw ay prinsesa niya sa ikalawa n'yang mundo."

. "Ang tanga ko, nagtiwala ako sa isang doktor na direktor pala!"

Hayden Kho on Katrina Halili:

. "It's Katrina who taught me to use ecstacy."

. "I told her just one, but she insisted that I take two, since it won't have that much effect."

. "Everytime we see each other there was no conversation, it was all drugs and sex."

. "I have been undergoing physhotherapy to know why I do things such things and why men and women do such things."

. "High po kami sa drugs nang gawin ang video namin ni Katrina."

Those were the strong words read and heard from Katrina Halili and Hayden Kho on the Senate inquiry hearing held yesterday, May 28, regarding the Hayden Kho - Katrina Halili sex scandal.

The hearing was done by the Senate Committees on Youth, Women, and Family Relations and on Public Information and Mass Media headed by Senator Jamby Madrigal.

Also asked to appear before the Senate but were not present on the preliminary hearing are Dra. Vicki Belo (but was represented by her lawyer Adel Tamano); talent manager and columnist Lolit Solis (but was represented by Atty. Noel Malaya); the said to be culprits in releasing the sex videos Erik Johnston Chua and Bistek Rosario ; and commercial model na si Maricar Reyes (who were with Hayden in other scandalous videos).

Hayden Kho doused with water at the Senate inquiry:



A sideshow came up when a purportedly enraged policeman-turned-tabloid writer named Abner Afuang doused a bottled water on Kho’s head at the start of the hearing and Abner Afuang was then ordered to be arrested by Senator Jamby Madrigal. As of this time, Afuang is still in the possession of Pasay Police station where the ex-policement spent the whole night.

Hayden Kho reiterates Katrina Halili taught him to use ecstasy:

Hayden said it was Katrina Halili who taught her to use ecstasy after he did liposuction on the actress two years ago.

Hayden also mentioned that Katrina told him to use drugs before they went to bed in Holiday Inn on 2007, "I told her just one, but she insisted that I take two, since it won't have that much effect." Hayden added.

An emotional Halili, however, denied ever using illegal drugs and influencing Kho to take the same. She said she felt betrayed after learning that the man she loved videotaped their most intimate moments together.

It was when Hayden challenged Katrina to undergo drug test using her hair and not through blood samples. "I challenge Ms. Halili to take the drug test using her hair." Hayden mentioned that the drugs can no longer be traced 8-days after its usage but you can still know if a person uses drugs through his/her hair even after several years.




Katrina's opening statement:

While Hayden resist to issue an opening lines, Katrina still, while in tears, managed to read what she believes everyone should know about her past with Hayden. And it reads:

"Artista po ako. Trabaho ko ang maghatid ng tuwa. Pantasya ng telebisyon at pelikula. Pero tulad ng iba may pribado ring buhay din ako gaya ng lahat. Sa pagkakataong ito. dangal ko at dangal ng pamilya ang pinag-uusapan dito. Minahal ko si Hayden. Bata ako kaya madaling nalagyan ng piring ang aking mga mata para isiping ako lang ang nagmamay-ari ng puso niya. Pero gaya ng lahat ng relasyong nagsimula sa kasinunagalingan, wala itong pinatunguhan.

Wala akong malay na ang bawat yakap at halik ay scripted. Buong-buo kong binigay ang puso at ang kaluluwa ko sa isang lalaking gumagawa pala ng sariling pelikula. Ang tanga ko. Imbes na doktor, direktor pala. Inaamin ko ang pagkakamali ko. Ang pagkakamali ko ay minahal ko siya. At naniwala ako na minahal n’ya rin ako ng lubusan.

Ako raw ang prinsesa niya sa ikalawa niyang mundo. Bata po ako madali niya ako napaniwala. Ako ang biktima rito. Araw-araw biktima ako habang pinapanood ang nasabing video. Hiling ko po ang hustisya sa hukuman kahit alam kong habang buhay ko nang dadalhin ang ginawa sa akin.

Patay na ako pero may video pa rin at may Internet. Dalawa lang kasong sinampa ko sa pambababoy na ginawa sa akin sa pagkatao ko. Gusto ko siyang matanggalan ng lisensiya bilang doktor. Wala siyang karapatang maging doktor. Gusto ko rin siyang makulong at pagdusahan niya ang ginawa niya sa akin.

Pero ano po ang iginanti nila. Kasama ni Hayden ang kanyang ina. Sari-saring paninira ang binato nila sa akin at sa mga taong tumutulong sa akin. Inabuso na ako at binaboy, ako pa ang may sala. Inabuso na nga ako sa sex video, inaabuso pa ako muli sa publiko.

And issue dito ay pang-aabuso sa kababaihan. Ang pambababoy sa akin at sa iba pang biktima ni Hayden. Sa kultura po natin habambuhay na latay sa pagkatao ko ang ginawa sa akin. May ina din po ako na nasasaktan. Araw-araw na nagdurusa. May anak o kapatid din po kayo na babae. Ayaw din n’yo mangyari sa kanila ang sinapit ko.

Sana ipagpatuloy ng Senado at madaliin ang pagsusulong ng mga batas na may layuning itaguyod ang karapatan at proteksyon para sa aming kababaihan dahil iba na ang ginagamit na panggagahasa at pambababoy sa karapatan ng kababaihan. Sa Intenet, sa blogs, DVDs at iba pa.

Nabiktima ako. Isa ako sa maraming babaeng naloko at niloko ni Hayden Kho. Pero may hangganan ang katangahan. At sa araw na ito buong loob na humaharap sa inyo na puno ng respeto sa sarili. Ilalaban ko ang aking karapatan ng mabuhay ng marangal, ng walang takot at malayo sa karanasang inabot ko dahil sa sex video.

Sana po sa publiko itigil na po natin ang pagtangkilik sa mga sex videos at malalaswang panoorin. Kung walang tumatangkilik wala rin din pong gagawa ng mga s-x video. Sana po ang pangalang Katrina Halili na lang ang huling nasa mga s-x videos. Sana po wala ng susunod pa. Salamat po.
"

Star Awards for Movies 2009 - Winners




Garnering nine trophies from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), the period film Baler took home the lion's share of the honors given out last night, May 28, during the silver anniversary of the Star Awards for Movies.

Baler received major awards such as Movie of the Year, Mark Meily as Movie Director of the Year, Jericho Rosales as Movie Actor of the Year.

Megastar Sharon Cuneta, on the other hand, was hailed as the Movie Actress of the Year for her performance in Caregiver.

Two stars tied for the Movie Supporting Actor of the Year category: Emilio Garcia for Walang Kawala and German Moreno for Paupahan.

This is the second year in a row that Emilio has been named Movie Supporting Actor of the Year by the PMPC. Last year, he was recognized for his supporting role in Selda.

Another Walang Kawala star, Snooky Serna, bagged the award for Movie Supporting Actress of the Year.

For the digital film category, the big winner was the Cinema One Originals entry Yanggaw, with its four trophies; namely Digital Movie of the Year, Richard Somes as Digital Movie Director of the Year, Digital Movie Production Designer of the Year, and Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year.

Two Special Awards were also given by the PMPC. First was the Ulirang Artista Award which was conferred to Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. And another special award which was given to the people involved in Himala, the Filipino film that won in the CNN poll for Best Asian Film of All Time.

Hosting the event were Ai-Ai delas Alas, Maricel Soriano, and Cesar Montano.

Some of the presenters that night were Richard Gomez (who announced Sharon Cuneta as the Movie Star of the Year), Helen Gamboa, Yul Servo, Baron Geisler, and JC Tiuseco, among others.

Special guests performers were Toni Gonzaga, Ronnie Liang, and Jay-R Siaboc as well as Christopher de Leon who sang "Sinasamba Kita" for his perennial leading lady Vilma Santos. Sarah Geronimo, who was wearing a light purple gown by Rhett Eala, gave her passionate rendition of "Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan."

Here are the other winners of the 25th edition of the Star Awards for Movies:

Movie Child Performer of the Year: Julian Duque (Boses)

New Movie Actress of the Year: KC Concepcion (For the First Time)

New Movie Actor of the Year: Sherwin Ordonez (Kurap)

Movie Editor of the Year: Danny Anonuevo (Baler)

Digital Movie Editor of the Year: Francis Xavier Pasion, Kats Serraon, and Chuck Gutierrez (Jay)

Movie Original Screenplay of the Year: Roy Iglesias (Baler)

Digital Movie Original Screenplay of the Year: Dennis Evangelista (Paupahan)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Lee Meily (Baler)

Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Jessie Lasaten (Ploning)

Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Jourdann Petalver (Boses)

Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Ditoy Aguila (Baler)

Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Jethro Joaquin and Ronald de Asis (Concerto)

Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: "Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman" (Baler)

Digital Movie Theme Song of the Year: "Sangandaan" (Paupahan)

Newsmaker of the Year: Manny Pacquiao

Darling of the Press: Herbert Bautista

Award for Cinematic Excellence in Filipino Animation: Dayo (Cutting Edge Productions) and Urduja (APT Entertainment)

Male Star of the Night: John Lloyd Cruz

Female Star of the Night: Sarah Geronimo

Yasmien Kurdi Dropped the Case Against Baron Geisler

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Kapuso star who filed an acts of lasciviousness and unjust vexation charges against controversial actor Baron Geisler (see related post HERE) said she does’nt want the matter to get worse that is why she decided to dropped the case.

In an interview, Yasmien said, "Wala naman po akong plano na palakihin pa ito at gawin pa itong malaking issue or something. Sabi ko nga po sa lawyer ko, tigilan na rin po natin. Okey na po 'to, na, nakuha ko po yung seguridad. Yun lang po ang kailangan ko, hindi ko naman kailangan na mag-down pa ng tao."

"Nag-sorry naman na po siya [Baron] sa text. Pero mas maganda po siguro kung magbibigay po siya ng public apology."

The taping of their teleseries SRO Cinemaserye Presents Suspetsa, where the incidents happened, will resume today. When asked if she is ready to face Baron, Yasmien strongly said, "Basta after ng take, tantanan na niya 'ko. After ng take, wala. Yung wala nang anything."

Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakuel - Teaser Trailer




David Seville and chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, return in the sequel to lay waste to Seville’s surroundings and sing in three-part harmony. The new movie will introduce the Chipmunks’ female counterparts the Chipettes - Alvin, Simon and Theodore will compete against The Chipettes in the $100,000 Battle of the Bands.

Watch "Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakuel" teaser trailer below:



Directed by Betty Thomas, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel which stars Jason Lee, Cameron Richardson, David Cross, Justin Long, Zachary Levi, Jesse McCartney and Matthew Gray Gubler is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2009.

Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009




Check out the 100 personalities who made it to TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People list for 2009.


LEADERS & REVOLUTIONARIES

Nicolas Sarkozy
Joaquín Guzmán
Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton
(for the complete list, click HERE)

BUILDERS & TITANS

The Twitter Guys
Brad Pitt
Suze Orman
Stella McCartney
(for the complete list, click HERE)

ARTISTS & ENTERTAINERS

Rush Limbaugh
M.I.A.
Kate Winslet
Penélope Cruz
John Legend
The View Hosts
Zac Efron
Tina Fey
Tom Hanks
(for the complete list, click HERE)

HEROES & ICONS

Manny Pacquiao
Michelle Obama
Tiger Woods
Chesley B. Sullenberger
George Clooney
Richard Philips
Oprah Winfrey
Sarah Palin
Seth Berkley
Michael Evis
Leonard Abess
Hadizatou Mani
Rick Warren
Van Jones
Somaly Mam
Rafael Nadal
Suraya Pakzad
Jeff Bezos
Brady Gustafson
Sister Mary Scullion

SCIENTISTS AND THINKERS

Nouriel Roubini
Amory Lovins
Jon Favreau
Dambisa Moyo
Dan Barber
Yoichiro Nambu
Roland Fryer
Martin Lindstrom
Barbara Hogan
David Sheff
(for the complete list, click HERE)

Sharon Cuneta Launched Latest Album Called "Children's Rhymes & Lullabies"




Before she left the country for her international concert with her daughter KC Concepcion, the Megastar Sharon Cuneta launched her recent album under Sony Music Entertainment titled "Children's Rhymes & Lullabies".

"This project is very close to my heart," says Sharon. "With the help of my husband, Kiko, we cooked-up the idea after a personal encounter with such need for our very own kids—Frankie and Miel. The idea of this album stemmed from a need to find both Tagalog and English songs for our children. Marami kaming English songs for the children, pero wala kaming makitang children songs in Pilipino. Naisip naming gawin ito dahil marami tayong Filipino parents scattered all over the world whose children hadn't heart of, let alone grown up with songs for them, from their homeland, that we had to make this collection."

The result was an extensive and intensive planning for the repertoire of the album.

Children's Rhymes & Lullabies were divided into six activities that children often do in the course of his day:

School / Learning Time:

1. Alphabet Song / A - You're Adorable
2. 1 2 Buckle My Shoe / Ten Little Indian Boys / I Have 2 Hands
3. Seven Days In A Week / Pitong Araw Sa Isang Linggo
4. Sampung Mga Daliri / Paa, Tuhod, Balikat, Ulo / My Toes, My Knees

Play Time:

5. If You're Happy And You Know It / Wheels On The Bus / Jack & Jill
6. I'm A Little Teapot / Ako Ay Maliit Na Pitsel
7. Maliliit Na Gagamba / Eency Weency Spider

Nap Time:

8. Pure Imagination
9. Rainbow Connection

Activity Time:

10. Magtanim Ay Di Biro / Bahay Kubo
11. Pen Pen De Sarapen / Sitsiritsit Alibangbang / Tong Tong Pakitong

Paru-Parong Bukid:

12. Leron Leron Sinta

Sleep Time:

13. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
14. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
15. When You Wish Upon A Star
16. Tulog Na (Brahms Lullaby)

A bonus track of the album is the theme song of milk brand Nido titled "You're My Number 1" sung by Sharon and her daughters Frankie and Miel.

Sharon dedicates this to the most important women in the world and their beautiful children.

"This is for all you parents, here and abroad, and of course, for all your children. We worked hard to create this album with all of you in mind! I will always be grateful for your gift of hope, laughter, and trust. I hope that this album becomes one that you will continue to reach for and play over and over and over again—for yourselves, your children, your children's children! And may they play it for future generation to come."

The two-disc album Children's Rhymes & Lullabies includes minus one versions of all songs as well as an interactive booklet and song lyrics from Sony Music.

Yasmien Kurdi was Sexually Harrased by Baron Geisler




Kapuso star Yasmien Kurdi filed an acts of lasciviousness and unjust vexation charges against controversial actor Baron Geisler before the Philippine National Police (PNP) Women’s Crisis and Child Protection Center in Camp Crame in Quezon City last Monday, May 25.

As narrated by GMA-7 staff persent on the shooting, Baron harrassed her on May 21, the first day they met at the taping of GMA’s mini-series "Suspetsa" where they’re both lead stars.

Baron reportedly approached his co-star, Yasmien, and then, without warning: "Minanyak si Yasmien. Sinilipan, hinihipuan, tapos nag-masturbate sa harap niya."

"Una, nagla-laptop si Yasmien tapos nakikitingin lang si Baron. Tapos kinalkal na ni Baron gamit ni Yasmien. Noong nagpapahinga naman si Yasmien sa tent niya para matulog, tinabihan bigla ni Baron. Niyakap siya. After no'n, while on take, dapat beso lang daw yung scene, pero tina-try siya halikan."

In a scene where Yasmien, who was wearing a dress, was supposed to go up a spiral staircase, Baron, according to the source, waited for Yasmien to go up para silipan. After the take, Baron allegedly masturbated in front of Yasmien.

That incidents, added the source, was witnessed by two people: actress Jennylyn Mercado and Yasmien's personal assistant.

Yasmien then decided to file a complaint. Since then, Baron has reportedly been begging Yasmien not to push through with the case. But Yasmien has not yet withdrawn her complaint.

Hayden's Mom Irene Kho Blames Katrina Halili, Sen. Bong Revilla and Lolit Solis for the Sex Scandal




Dr. Hayden Kho’s mother Irene dela Santa broke her silence and accused Sen. Bong Revilla and Lolit Solis for "orchestrating" Katrina Halili’s "victim act" in the media.

In a report by Showbiz News Ngayon, Irene Kho alleged that actress Katrina Halili was following a "script" when she came out in the open in connection with her sex video with Hayden.

"Ms. Katrina Halili, nabili na yang arte mo," she said. Irene Kho also claims that Katrina Halili influenced Hayden to use illegal drugs.

"Ang anak ko, katino-tino hanggang matapos siya sa medisina, mabait na bata. Anong ginawa mo? Nilulon mo sa droga. Anong klase kang babae na tatawagin mo ang mga Gabriela, lahat," she said.

And to Senator Bong Revilla, she said:

"Nasasaktan lang ako sa inyo kagalang-galang na senador Bong Revilla, na kung bakit pati ako ay dinadamay mo dito. Ang sakit mong magsalita. Para bang wala na akong ginawang kabutihan sa aking anak. Ako nanginginig, hindi na ako makapagkatulog dahil ang anak ko ay pinaglalaruan…

She also accused talent manager Lolit Solis:

"Miss Lolit Solis eto lang masasabi ko sa iyo. Pagkatapos ng birthday ng anak ko, pinakumbida ako sa isang bahay dahil may inuutos sa aking script. Miss Solis, kumanta ka na. Ang ginawa mo kay Katrina Halili ay ini-script mo–kung kailan iiyak, kung anong a-artehan…. hindi ko alam kung sinong kasabwat mo," Irene said.

After Irene Kho’s statement on TV Patrol Monday evening, Showbiz News Ngayon was able to get the official statement of Senator Bong Revilla and Lolit Solis regarding the matter.

Senator Bong Revilla said:

"I sympathize with Mrs. Kho. Bilang isang magulang din, naiintindihan ko ang sakit at dalamhati na pinagdaraanan niya bilang ina, lalo na sa mata ng isang ina, ang anak ay habangbuhay na inosente at di makabasag pinggan. Pero mayroong mga biktima dito na kailangang bigyan ng hustisya at ito ang mahalaga. Suportado ito ng ebidensiya at mayroon na ring pag-amin.

And for the record, para lang malinaw, ni minsan ay hindi ko idinawit, much less binanggit si Mrs. Kho sa problema ng kanyang anak. And as I have said, Hayden must be held responsible. Justice for all the victims of HAYDEN KHO!"

Lolit Solis’ statement:

"Natutuwa ako sa paglabas ng mother ni Dr. Hayden Kho dahil alam ng tao kung kanino nagmana si Dr. Hayden. Kung iimbestigahan ang tao since October last year ay jobless na si Dr. Kho. Paano niya naa-afford ang lifestyle niya. Nakatira sa Pacific Plaza sa Fort, bago ang kotse at nakaka-travel. Hindi ba tinatanong ng kanyang magulang kung saan nanggagaling ang lahat ng ito? Kinokonsinte ba siya? Huwag nilang i-sidetrack ang tunay na isyu. Ang isyu ay si Dr. Hayden Kho ang kumuha sa mga video na kumakalat ngayon at tinanggap niya ito."

Irene Kho stated that her family is ready to face any investigation to be conducted by Senate and the NBI regarding the video scandal.

Source: starmometer

Katrina Halili in Horror Movie "Dalaw" - Full Trailer

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The ever controversial Katrina Halili stars in the horror-suspense movie Dalaw.

See "Dalaw" full movie trailer below:




Dalaw also stars real-life couple Ton-Ton Gutierrez and Glydel Mercado. Showing on June 3, the movie is directed by Joven Tan.

62nd Cannes International Film Festival - Winners




Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon from Austria bags the Palm d’Or (Best Film) in the recently concluded Cannes International Film Festival.

The White Ribbon is a story about a small village that is rocked by a series of mysterious and cruel crimes with a group of young children as prime suspects.

This is the second Best Picture award that was won by Austria in Cannes, the first was "The Last Chance" in 1946.

Here is the complete list of winners for Cannes International Film festival 2009:

Palme d’Or (Golden Palm):
The White Ribbon - Michael Haneke (Austria)

Grand Prix (Runner-up):
A Prophet - Jacques Audiard (France)

Jury Prize:
Fish Tank - Andrea Arnold (Britain) and Thirst - Park Chan-Wook (South Korea)

Special Career Prize:
Alain Resnais, Director of "Wild Grass"

Best Director:
Brillante Mendoza - Kinatay (Philippines)

Best Actor:
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds (United States)

Best Actress:
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Antichrist (Denmark)

Best Screenplay:
Feng Mei - Spring Fever (China)

Camera d’Or (for Debut Film):
Samson and Delilah - Warwick Thornton (Australia)

Best Short Film:
Arena - Joao Salaviza (Portugal)

The winners were chosen Sunday night by a nine-member Cannes jury headed by French actress Isabelle Huppert, which included actresses Robin Wright Penn (Forrest Gump) and Asia Argento and director James Gray.

Kris Aquino and Baby James Release Edu-Training Album Titled "We Are 1"

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Kris Aquino and Baby James come together in one special project sure to give the moms a nice treat as Kris shares a musical 'edu-taining' album titled "We are 1". Released by Star Records, this album will allow young ones to learn and have fun at the same time.

The pop-up album will be officially released on June 1 in all record bars nationwide. But once pre-ordered (until May 31), a discounted price will be given to the buyer. Instead of paying Php 299.00, the whole package can be bought at a price of Php 250.00 with a bonus cute picture frame.

The two-disc musical, educational and entertaining album features mother-and-child bonding music for infants to toddlers sure to help in the brain development of your children.

Known singers have also participated in the said album. Multi-platinum artist Aiza Seguerra, Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano have shared their voices and have contributed in crafting young minds through this project.

ABS-CBN Among Philippines' Top 15 Companies with Good Corporate Governance




ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation is the only multimedia company to be included in the list of 2008 Top Performing Companies in terms of Corporate Governance in the 4th Corporate Governance (CG) Scorecard Project by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

Fifteen (15) companies were selected out of 138 shortlisted companies which are graded based on the following criteria:

Rights of Shareholders
Equitable Treatment of Shareholders
Role of Stakeholders
Disclosure & Transparency
Board Responsibilities

Here are Philippines Top 15 Companies with Outstanding Corporate Governance in 2008 (in alphabetical order):

Aboitiz Equity Ventures
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. & Subsidiaries
Ayala Corporation
Ayala Land Inc.
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Cebu Holdings, Inc.
Cebu Property Ventures and Dev. Corp.
Centro Escolar University (CEU)
Energy Development Corporation
First Philippine Holdings Corp.
Globe Telecom
Manila Water Company Inc.
Petron Corporation
Phil. Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company
Semirara Mining Corporation

Source: ABS-CBN

GMA-7 vs. ABS-CBN 2: The Endless Battle on TV Ratings - The Truth Behind the Truth!

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Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) reported Wednesday night that ABS-CBN finally hits no. 1 in Mega Manila last May 19, 2009.

According to Taylor Nelson Sofres, ABS-CBN received an audience share of 40% in Mega Manila against GMA’s 39%. It’s been a while since ABS-CBN ruled the Mega Manila TV ratings and to date, the figures are telling that the kapamilya network is about to reclaim the leadership.

In Metro Manila, ABS-CBN received an audience share of 43% against GMA’s 34% on the same date.

And nationwide, ABS-CBN garnered an audience share of 50% against GMA’s 31%. 19% belongs to all other networks combined.

On the said date, 100% of ABS-CBN programs trumped all its rival GMA shows including Showbiz News Ngayon which is always beaten by the Koreanovela Fated to Love You.

This feat could be attributed to the drama series "Tayong Dalawa" starring Gerald Anderson, Jake Cuenca and Kim Chiu for topping the primetime race in Mega Manila. Another strategy made by ABS-CBN that worked was the timeslot swapping of Pinoy Bingo Night and Boys Over Flowers.

Watch SNN report below:



But this claim by ABS-CBN was immediately refutes by GMA-7.

Citing overnight TV ratings data from AGB Nielsen Philippines, GMA Network said it posted total day (6 a.m. to midnight) audience shares of 42.3 percent, 7.5 percentage points higher than ABS-CBN’s 34.8 percent.

GMA increased its lead on May 20 to 10 percentage points, as it posted total day audience shares of 41.7 percent versus ABS-CBN’s 31.7 percent.

Moreover, GMA Network said that it has maintained its Mega Manila TV ratings lead over its rival since the start of the year.

From January to May 20 (May 10 to 20 based on overnight ratings), GMA Network posted an average total day audience shares of 40.5 percent, 9.1 percentage points higher than ABS-CBN’s 31.4 percent.

ABS-CBN earlier sent text messages to advertisers and announced on-air via their late night showbiz news program Showbiz News Ngayon that they have recaptured the lead in Mega Manila TV ratings last May 19 based on data from TNS.

But the data from TNS cited by ABS-CBN was the complete opposite of the ratings data from AGB Nielsen Philippines, which clearly showed GMA posting higher TV ratings numbers than its rival.

AGB Nielsen is the more widely recognized industry supplier of TV ratings and other data in the country.

The international group began releasing official National Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM) data in the Philippines in January 2007 with 1,650 home panels in Total Urban Philippines.

Its rival TNS started releasing official national data only in February 2009 with a smaller number of 1,250 home panels.

A total of 19 companies, including GMA Network, another TV channel (not ABS-CBN), and 17 of the top media agencies subscribe to AGB Nielsen.

In contrast, only ABS-CBN subscribes to TNS National Survey and only one advertising agency currently subscribes to TNS Mega Manila Survey.

Watch GMA-7's response to SNN report through Startalk:




Sine Novela Presents Ngayon at Kailanman, Soon on GMA-7




Heart Evangelista and JC de Vera team up for the first time in GMA-7's Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon at Kailanman.


Ngayon at Kailanman is originally a box-office romantic drama movie in 1992 starring Sharon Cuneta, Richard Gomez, and Cherrie Gil. This time, GMA-7 will have its TV adaptation as part of their "Dramarama sa Hapon" block.

JC De Vera will play the role of Edwin Torres, originally played by Richard Gomez while Heart Evangelista will portray Ayra Noche, Sharon Cuneta’s character.

Ngayon at Kailanman is set to premiere this June only on GMa-7 Dramarama sa Hapon.

Watch Ngayon at Kailanman Teaser Trailer below:




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