Joseph "Erap" Estrada and Ai-Ai Delas Alas Talk About Their Upcoming Star Cinema Movie

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After 22 years, Former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada is set to do a grand movie comeback this year opposite the Box-office Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas.

The comedienne and the screen legend-turned-country leader will play husband and wife in the still untitled romantic comedy film by Star Cinema and will be directed by Wenn Deramas.

The movie will revolves around the forthcoming wedding of their daughter played by Toni Gonzaga to her boyfriend played by Sam Milby.

Also included in the cast is Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao who will play as Sam Milby's mother.

Watch below Erap and Ai-Ai talk about the movie:



So what do you think of the film's cast? Blockbuster or Flop?

Dara Park of 2NE1 Interview with Bianca Gonzales of Entertainment Live!

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Bianca Gonzales had the chance to interview Dara Park of Korea's famous pop group 2NE1 in SBS Broadcast Company TV studio in Seoul Korea.

Other members of 2NE1 like CL, Bom and Minzy also joined the interview.

Watch the interview below:






Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao Performs Ballroom Dance Medley on Wowowee

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There is no stopping Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao.

Mommy Dionisia brought total fun and entertainment to the studio and home viewers of Wowowee when she performed ballroom dance medley on Saturday, July 25.

Watch her performs below:



Panalo!

Eva Fonda and Cristine Reyes are the Only Philippine Entries Nominated in the 2009 Seoul International Drama Awards




Eva Fonda of ABS-CBN is the only Philippine entry nominated at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009.

Eva Fonda was nominated for Special Prize, and it's lead star, Cristine Reyes, is the only Filipina actress nominated for Best Actress category.

Here are the list of nominees:

BEST AND EXCELLENT DRAMAS

Single Drama

The Englishman's Boy - Minds Eye Entertainment, Canada
False Witness - Screentime Pty Ltd, Australia
Taipei 24 - Public Television Service Foundation, Taiwan
The Last War Criminal - NHK, Japan
The Shopping Trip - NHK, Japan
The Vow - Bavaria Media Television, Germany
Whitechapel - BBC Worldwide Limited, UK

Mini-Series

Maria - Rubicon TV, Norway
The Emperor of Taste - Caviar Films NV, Belgium
Beethoven Virus - MBC, Korea
The Painter of Wind - SBS, Korea
Merlin - Shine Limited, UK
Being Erica - BBC Worldwide Limited, UK
Underbelly - Screentime Pty Ltd, Australia

Series Drama

The Slingshot - KBS, Korea
Doctor Who Srs4 - BBC Worldwide Limited, UK
Live a Luxury and Dissipation Life - China Guoan Culture & Media Investment, China
Memoirs in China - Zhejiang Huace, China
Taking Lives - Telefe, Argentina
The Cartel - Caracol Television, Colombia

INDIVIDUAL

Director

John N. Smith, The Englishman's Boy - Minds Eye Entertainment, Canada
Duane Clark, XIII: The Conspiracy - Power, UK
Anthony Byrne, Single Handed 3: The Drowning Man - RTE, Ireland
Margret Bergheim/Cathrine Irgens Nilsen, Maria - Rubicon TV, Norway
Frank Van Passel/Jan Matthys, The Emperor of Taste - Caviar Films NV, Belgium
Tom Van Dyck/Michel Vanhove, Flesh and Bones - Woestijnvis NV, Belgium
Miguel Angel Colom, Taking Lives - Telefe, Argentina
Lius Alberto Restrepo, The Cartel - Caracol Television, Colombia

Writer

Guy Vanderhaeghe, The Englishman's Boy - Minds Eye Entertainment, Canada
Barry Simner, Single Handed 3: The Drowning Man - RTE, Ireland
Arne Berggren, Maria - Rubicon TV, Norway
Marc Didden, The Emperor of Taste - Caviar Films NV, Belgium
Erica Halvorsen/Celina Amadeo, Amanda O - Dori Media International, Switzerland
Marcelo Camano/Guillermo Salmeron, Taking Lives - Telefe, Argentina

Actor

Akira Kume, The Shopping Trip - NHK, Japan
Rupert Penry-Jones, Whitechapel - BBC Worldwide Limited, UK
Myung-min, KIM, Beethoven Virus - MBC, Korea
Colin Morgan, Merlin - Shine Limited, UK
Antony Starr, Outrageous Fortune - South Pacific Pictures, New Zealand
Facundo Arana, Taking Lives - Telefe, Argentina
Yong-ha, Park, The Slingshot - KBS, Korea

Actress

Christiane Horbiger, The Visit - Ziegler Film GmSH & Co.KG, Germany
Lindsay Duncan, Margaret - BBC Worldwide Limited, UK
Charlotte Frogner, Maria - Rubicon TV, Norway
Geun-young, Moon, The Painter of Wind - SBS, Korea
Shu Chen, Love in a Fallen City - Zhejiang Huace, China
Cristine Reyes, Eva Fonda - ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Philippines

SPECIAL PRIZE

Token - IRIB Media Trade, Iran
Fathers and Sons - TV channel Russia, Russia
Britannia High - ITV Global Entertainment Ltd, UK
Fighting Spiders - MediaCorp TV (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Eva Fonda - ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Philippines
Forbidden Love - Calinos Entertainment, Turkey

Watch "Eva Fonda" trailer below:



Winners will be announced on September 11 in Seoul, South Korea.

Source: Seoul Drama Awards 2009

John Lloyd Cruz - Swatch Watch

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Box-office actor John Lloyd Cruz is the newest endorser for Swatch Watches.


He was officially launched at The Establishment in The Fort last July 22 - a well attended event by press people and some personalities closest to JLC. Even her ex-girlfriend Liz Uy was there to support the actor.



And guess what he wears during the event? A pale blue blazer over a thin white V-neck shirt and coral pants. His feet are shod in orange leather shoes - a bright, shockingly blinding orange Lanvin shoes. His coat and pants were tailor-made for him by Joey Samson. Some fashion critiques says its quite appropriate considering that he’s wearing it for his launch as the next endorser for Swatch, the trendy watch brand that catapulted to fame wrist candies such as the in-your-face Pop Swatch, graphic-riddled plastic straps and colored link-strap watches.

Billy Crawford, co-Swatch endorser and event host even commented that JLC look like candy in his outfit. Which the actor gladly acknowledged by saying "Thank you!"



So what's your take on JLC's outfit? A hit or a miss?

Megan Fox and Josh Brolin - "Jonah Hex" Movie Poster




Megan Fox has been cast in Warner Bros’ adaptation of Jonah Hex. Megan will play Leila, Jonah Hex’s beautiful gun-wielding love interest.

Directed by former Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward, Jonah Hex tells the story of a former alcoholic and confederate soldier (played by Josh Brolin) turned supernatural loner and gunslinger.

The comic book was introduced in the 1970’s, created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga, the character received his signature scar at the hands of Indians who placed a hot tomahawk to his face. His mother was a prostitute and his dad sold him into slavery.

Jonah Hex also stars John Malkovich who will play the film’s villain, a voodoo practitioner who wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South.

The film is scheduled to be seen everywhere on August 6, 2010.

Check out the new Jonah Hex movie poster below:

The new poster was revealed during the 2009 Comic-Con Convention at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday, July 23, in San Diego, California.

Katie Holmes - Judy Garland Performance on SYTYCD




Katie Holmes performs an homage to the legendary Judy Garland in which she dances and sings to Garland’s classic "Get Happy" on the 100th episode of So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday, July 23.




Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao, a Kapamilya?

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Dionisia Pacquiao, the equally famous mother of top pound-for-pound boxer Manny Pacquiao, made a special appearance on popular Kapamilya noontime show "Wowowee" to the delight of its host and viewers.

It was a dream come true according to Mommy Dionisia, adding, "
Masaya ako na nayakap ko na siya. Wow!"

The highlight of her guesting though was when she and her impersonator, co-host Pokwang, danced and grooved together on stage. Pokwang will reportedly play the role of Pacquiao’s mother in an upcoming "Maalaala Mo Kaya" episode.

Not to be left behind, Mommy Dionisio is reportedly being offered to make a special appearance in former President Joseph Estrada and Ai-Ai delas Alas’ Star Cinema movie intended for the Metro Manila Film Festival this Christmas. She said it will only take four days to shoot her scenes.

She was also introduced to ABS-CBN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, President Charo Santos-Concio and other ABS-CBN Executives.

Lopez said he is happy to know that Mommy Dionisia will play Sam Milby’s mother in the Estrada-Delas Alas movie.

See video below courtesy of TV Patrol World:



Would it mean that Mommy Dionisia is now a certified Kapamilya? How about Manny Pacquiao's new Kapuso comedy show "Show Me the Manny" where she reportedly will play as Manny's mother? Seems like even Mommy Dionisia's bossoming showbiz career will be a victim of unending network war. Let's wait and see.

One thing's is sure "
Di ka na talaga ma-reach Mommy Dionisia!"

Carla Abellana - HerBench

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And now it started to pour!

You've seen her in numerous TV commercials.

She was launched as a primetime star via her Kapuso TV novela "Rosalinda".

Soon she'll star in a Regal movie titled "Ang Nanay Kong Aswang".

And now, a billboard in EDSA.

Carla Abellana is really not just getting the celebrity superstar treatment from GMA-7's top honcho, and film producer Lily Monteverde but her potential to perfectly endorse a clothing line also caught the attention of Ben Chan - the the man behind the famous apparel brands Bench and HerBench.

See here some of her pictorials for HerBench below:

Fil-Am Thia Megia Wows Judges of America's Got Talent




14-year-old Filipino-American Thia Megia is now one of the front runners of American reality television show “America’s Got Talent.”

During the show’s audition in Chicago, Thia wowed judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osborne and Piers Morgan with her rendition of "I Am Changing" by Jennifer Holliday.

Watch THIA MEGIA performs "I Am Changing" at America's Got Talent -->>HERE<<--

David Hasselhoff: "You just sang 'I Am Changing' and nothing’s going to stop me now, you know what, nothing’s going to stop you now. You’ve got a beautiful God-given talent. Terrific, terrific, terrific job. Congratulations,"

Sharon Osborne: "You sing, I mean, not only are you a great singer but you sing with emotion and that’s very hard to do. And great little package here with a huge voice. Well done."

Morgan Piers: "Right now you are the best I've seen in the competition."

After getting 3 “yes” from the judges, Morgan told Megia: “I tell you what’s coming your way - Las Vegas.”

Those who pass the auditions are sent to a bootcamp in Las Vegas where they can perfect their craft.

The gifted young Filipina from California has been singing since she was four years old. She also composes her own songs.

'Glee' is Fox's Answer to Disney's 'High School Musical'




Fox is again giving its viewers a new, delightful promising program that will surely capture the heart of teens and young alikes.

"Glee" is a little dark musical comedy tv series set within the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio and revolves around a high school show choir, also known as the glee club. It is like a combination of Disney's 'High School Musical' and the famous musical movie 'Fame'.

It stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele (Teen Choice nominee for Breakout Female), Cory Monteith (Teen Choice nominee for Breakout Male), Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.

A pilot episode of the show was broadcast after American Idol on May 19, 2009, and raked an incredibly high 10 million viewers at average. The rest of the season will begin airing on September 16, 2009.

The show was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and originally envisioned as a film rather than a TV series. Murphy selects all music featured within the series himself, and intends to maintain a balance between show tunes and chart hits. Because of the extensive choreography necessary to stage the show’s musical numbers, episodes can take up to 10 days to film, and cost over $3 million to produce.

Critical response for program was mixed, with The New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley highlighting the episode’s unoriginality and stereotyped characters, but praising the showmanship and talent of the cast. The Daily News’ David Hinckley opined that the show was imperfect and implausible but "potentially heartwarming", while USA Today’s Robert Bianco noted casting and tone problems, but commented positively on the show’s humor and musical performances. Mary McNamara for the LA Times wrote that the show had a wide audience appeal, calling it "the first show in a long time that’s just plain full-throttle, no-guilty-pleasure-rationalizations-necessary fun."

Glee - Full Trailer:



Will 'Glee' surpass or even equal the popularity made by 'High School Musical'? What do you think?

Josefina Norcio Filed Charges Against Belo Clinic Due to Failed Butt Surgery




40 year-old businesswoman Josefina P. Norcio filed charges of reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries against the Belo Medical Group (BMG) and Dr. Francis Decangchon (who is no longer affiliated with the BMG is an obstetric gynecologist who performed the second butt augmentation surgery on Norcio).

The complainant suffered complications from two butt augmentation procedures performed by BMG doctors in 2003 and 2005. She now can't sit, walk, or wear her lower garments properly since she is still suffering from open wounds on her buttocks, which were bulging with pus. Norcio is at the St. Luke's Medical Center undergoing treatment for infection allegedly caused by her hydrogel buttock implants.

Norcio said she consulted with Belo prior to her butt augmentation procedures, and that Belo assured her the implants were safe and permanent. "I thought [Belo] was the best in the industry, but she's not. She did not even finish her dermatology residency," Norcio said in a statement.

Norcio paid P120,000 for her first surgery, and another P180,000 when she went back to the clinic to have doctors correct the assymetry on her buttocks.

Norcio's lawyer Atty. Argee Guevarra said in a phone interview that the hydrogel material, which was implanted directly against the patient's muscles, had spread to other parts of Norcio's body nearly causing the patient's death.

Atty. Guevarra said the BMG is culpable for Norcio's injuries since they are not authorized to use hydrogel butt implants or perform surgeries on patients. He said the hydrogel material - composed of 97.5% water - was banned in the U.S., Europe and China, and is not certified by the Bureau of Food and Drugs.

"We just learned recently that the Belo group sources its hydrogel from China, which banned the product. Also, the Belo group has only 2 licensed surgeons among its 70 or 80 doctors. So really, this brings to question the existence of collorum clinics. So really, clinics like Belo's are really just beauty parlors masquerading as clinics," he said.

Photos released with consent of patient and her lawyer.

Meanwhile, BMG's Corporate Public Relations Chief Leah Salterio said in a statement that the BMG cannot comment on Norcio's condition since they have not examined her yet.

She also noted that Norcio's infection came four years after her surgery was performed, and that other "supervening events" may have occurred within that time.

"Allow us to say that Belo Medical only wishes the best for Ms. Norcio and we pray for her full and speedy recovery," Salterio said in a statement.

Source: Kristine Servando, ABS-CBNnews/Newsbreak

Rhap Salazar Brings Home the 2009 WCOPA Junior Grand Champion Performer of the Word Title

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Rhap Salazar wins the top award in the 13th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 17.

ABS-CBN's Little Big Star Brightest Star Rhap won the coveted titles of Junior Grand Champion Solo Vocalist of the World and Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World.

Twelve-year-old Rhap sang a one-minute version of Celine Dion's "All By Myself" at the final show.

WCOPA Philippine National Director Carlo Orosa narrated, "Hours before the finals, Rhap's voice was getting tired due to extensive rehearsals for two straight days. He did everything to conserve his voice. Despite the odds, he gave a stellar performance worthy of the top prizes in the junior division. The American judges were simply blown away by his soaring vocals."

The judges at the grand finals were composed of high profile agents, record and television producers, choreographers, and Disney theme park directors in California and New York.

Aside from Rhap, the vocal quartet The Young Voices of Negros won the title Junior Grand Champion Group Vocalists of the World.

On their part, The Young Voices of Negros (Katrina, Kristina, Aissa and Kristopherson Madrigal) performed a highly polished rendition of "And I Am Telling You" from the musical Dreamgirls, in four-part harmony.

WCOPA's newest junior champions Rhap and The Young Voices of Negros will be featured on ABC's Good Morning America through the "My Life in Three Words" segment.

Watch below Rhap Salazar’s performances at this year’s WCOPA:

Rhap Salazar - All By Myself




Rhap Salazar - Reach




Rhap Salazar - I'll Be There




Rhap Salazar - And I'm Telling You




Rhap Salazar - Somewhere Over The Rainbow


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Movie Trailer and Poster

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Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures are about to give us the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a children's book written by author Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. It was first published in 1978 by Aladdin Paperbacks.

Featuring the voices of Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, James Caan, Mr T, Tracy Morgan and Andy Samberg. The movie is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs will be released worldwide on September 18, 2009.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - 3D poster:

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Full Trailer:




2009 WCOPA Winners - Philippine Medalists




Team Philippines captured a total of 59 medals (25 golds, 25 silvers and 9 bronzes) at the 13th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA).

Here is the complete medal haul of the Philippines in the 2009 edition of the Talent Olympics:

J2 Power Duet
o SILVER - Group Vocal Pop - 30&Over
o SILVER - Group Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 30&Over

The Young Voices Of Negros Philippines
o GOLD - Group Vocal Original Works - 11-12
o GOLD - Group Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 11-12
o SILVER - Group Vocal Gospel - 11-12
o SILVER - Group Vocal Open - 11-12
o SILVER - Group Vocal Pop - 11-12

Christian Matthew Andeza
o GOLD - Male Vocal Contemporary - 18-24
o GOLD - Male Vocal Original Works - 18-24
o SILVER - Male Vocal Broadway - 18-24
o BRONZE - Male Vocal Pop - 18-24
o BRONZE - Male Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 18-24

Evette Pabalan
o GOLD - Female Vocal Broadway - 25-29
o GOLD - Female Vocal Rock - 25-29
o SILVER - Female Vocal Gospel - 25-29
o BRONZE - Female Vocal Pop - 25-29

Guy Lockwood
o GOLD - Male Acting Contemporary - 30&Over
o GOLD - Male Vocal Gospel - 30&Over
o SILVER - Male Acting Dramatic - 30&Over
o SILVER - Male Variety-3 And Under Props - 30&Over
o BRONZE - Male Vocal Country&Western - 30&Over

Izarzuri Vidal
o SILVER - Female Vocal Opera - 18-24

Maila Mitra
o GOLD - Female Vocal Gospel - 25-29
o SILVER - Female Vocal Broadway - 25-29
o SILVER - Female Vocal Open - 25-29
o SILVER - Female Vocal Pop - 25-29
o SILVER - Female Vocal Rock - 25-29

Martha Joy Lim-Fiuza
o GOLD - Female Vocal Open - 18-24
o GOLD - Female Vocal Pop - 18-24
o BRONZE - Female Vocal Gospel - 18-24
o BRONZE - Female Vocal Country&Western - 18-24

Mayumi Morales
o GOLD - Female Vocal Broadway - 13-15
o GOLD - Female Vocal Open - 13-15
o GOLD - Female Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 13-15
o SILVER - Female Vocal Gospel - 13-15

Melchizedek Bicua
o SILVER - Male Vocal Open - 11-12
o SILVER - Male Vocal Pop - 11-12
o SILVER - Male Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 11-12
o SILVER - Male Vocal Rock - 11-12

Nicole Joy Espolong
o SILVER - Female Vocal Pop - 18-24

Orie Jun Vamenta
o GOLD - Male Vocal Rock - 25-29
o SILVER - Male Vocal Gospel - 25-29
o SILVER - Male Vocal Open - 25-29
o BRONZE - Male Vocal Pop - 25-29

Reynaldo Concepcion
o GOLD - Male Vocal Gospel - 25-29
o GOLD - Male Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 25-29
o SILVER - Male Vocal Broadway - 25-29
o SILVER - Male Vocal Pop - 25-29
o BRONZE - Male Vocal Open - 25-29

Rhap Salazar
o GOLD - Male Vocal Broadway - 11-12
o GOLD - Male Vocal Gospel - 11-12
o GOLD - Male Vocal Open - 11-12
o GOLD - Male Vocal Pop - 11-12
o GOLD - Male Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 11-12

Ronald Diana
o GOLD - Male Vocal Contemporary - 30&Over
o GOLD - Male Vocal Open - 30&Over
o GOLD - Male Vocal Original Works - 30&Over
o SILVER - Male Vocal R&B/Soul/Jazz - 30&Over
o BRONZE - Male Vocal Pop - 30&Over

Filipina Kimverlie Molina gave Saudi Arabia a total of 4 medals:

* GOLD - Female Vocal Gospel - 18-24
* GOLD - Female Vocal Broadway - 18-24
* SILVER - Female Vocal Rock - 18-24
* BRONZE - Female Vocal Pop - 18-24

Source: WCOPA

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