Janine Ramirez and Nel Gomez Win MYX VJ Search

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Marketing specialist Janine Ramirez and theater performer and student Nel Gomez are the two new VJs of MYX music channel. The announcement was made last night at the MYX VJ Search 2009 finals held at the Activity Center of the SM Annex in North Ave., EDSA, Quezon City.

Janine and Nel were part of the eleven finalists who went through intensive challenges and tests to vie for the two open spots in the MYX VJ roster. The other nine finalists were: Andi Eigenmann, 19, actors Jaclyn Jose and Mark Gil's daughter; Ant Santos, 22, a young chef from Oklahoma, U.S.A.; Jade Sison, 18, a model student; Kevin Lapeña, 19, Lipgloss actor and student; Lana Roi, 21, a Canadian-born singer-performer; Miko Morente, 19, a student and part-time model; Miki Hahn, 20, a budding recording artist and student; Sarah Gaugler, 22, a visual artist, musician and tattoo artist; and Toff Tiozon, 25, a former Batibot cast member and graphic artist.

Except for VJ Nikki Gil, the other MYX VJs were present during the show. Celebrity VJs Iya Villania and Luis Manzano, shared hosting duties with VJ search alums Andrei Felix, Robi Domingo, Chino Lui Pio, Monica Yncierto and Bianca Roque. Last year's finalists were also there to share what they gained from the experience of being in the MYX VJ Search.

MYX also announced at the end of the finals night that two present VJs will be leaving MYX. They will make the announcement on November.

2009 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) - Winners

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Here is the complete list of winners in the 31st Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held last Wednesday, October 14, at San Carlos Seminary in Makati.


Best Counseling Program - Talk to Papa, dzBB
Best Drama Program - Maalaala Mo Kaya Sa dzMM, dzMM (tied) Nagmamahal, Manay Gina, dzBB
Best News Program - Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Syete, dzMM
Best News and Commentary Program - Pasada Sais Trenta, dzMM
Best Business News or Feature - Sikap Pinoy, dzMM
Best Educational Program - Sidewalk, ABS-CBN Cebu
Best Radio Ad - AVS-CBN Cebu


Best Adult Educational/Cultural TV Program - I-Witness "Batang Langoy", GMA-7
Best TV Talk Show - SIS, GMA-7
Best Entertainment TV Program - SOP, GMA-7
Best Children's Program - Kid's on Q, Q Channel 11
Best Public Service Program - Reunion, Q Channel 11 (tied) Wish Ko Lang, GMA-7
Best Public Service Program - Wish Ko Lang, GMA-7
Best Sports Program - Sports Unlimited, ABS-CBN
Best Drama Series - May Bukas Pa, ABS-CBN (tied) Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN
Best News Magazine - Wonder Mom
Best Special Event Coverage - Kidnap, ABS-CBN
Best TV Special - Kwento ng mga Peligrino, ABS-CBN
Best Business News - Start UP, ANC
Best News Program - TV Patrol Baguio, ABS-CBN

Miracle boy Zaijian Jaranilla and the priests of Barangay Pag-asa attended the event to receive the special award for their inspirational TV series May Bukas Pa, which was given by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales.

CMMA Hall of Fame:

Sports Unlimited, ABS-CBN
Wish Ko Lang, GMA-7
Radyo Negosyo, dzMM

Posthumous Serviam Award - President Corazon C. Aquino

Established in 1978, CMMA aims to "pay tribute to those who have promoted Christian values in an outstanding way, in radio, press, advertising, television, and film." The CMMA, which is composed of bishops, is considered as one of the most credible award-giving bodies in the Philippines.

Dingdong Dantes to Star in the Movie Adaptation of "Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat"

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Dingdong Dantes will star as Andong Agimat in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel "Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat".

"Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat" is a popular graphic novel by prize-winning author/illustrator Arnold Arre. Tony Gloria of Unitel Pictures has bought the rights to adapt the comic character into television or the big screen.

The movi
e adaptation of the action-fantasy graphic novel will be directed by Mark Reyes for Viva Films, Unitel Pictures and GMA Films.

The original choice of Tony Gloria for the title role was Robin Padilla but the former Kapuso star signed a movie deal with Star Cinema. Dingdong Dantes took the role afterwards.

Marian Rivera was supposed to be Dingdong’s leading lady in "Andong Agimat" but she begged off due to her busy schedules in Darna. Rhian Ramos, Dingdong’s leading lady in Stairway to Heaven, took the role.

Andong Agimat has an estimated budget of P50 million and targeted to be screened at the American Film Market, running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

Nina is The First Female Artist to Receive Diamond Record Award

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Nina's third album "Nina Live!" already sold an incredibly 200,000 copies after its released on February 25, 2005 making Nina the first Pinoy Female singer who was awarded with a Diamond Record Award.

"Nina Live!" consists of love songs from the 1970s to the 1990s, all of which Nina has covered live. After a week from its commercial release, the album reached Gold record and Platinum after three weeks. It is considered to be the biggest-selling album by a female artist in the Philippines, which reached a certification of 10x Platinum (Diamond). It is also the fourth biggest selling album of an OPM artist, only behind Eraserheads' Cutterpillow (10x Platinum) and Jose Mari Chan's Christmas In Our Hearts (20x Platinum) and Constant Change (10x Platinum).

The award was absolutely a big feat considering the rampant music piracy here in the Philippines making any artist so difficult to achieved even a gold record status.

In an interview, Nina said "Sobrang overwhelming, sobrang saya. It’s just like a dream… Siguro, ito ‘yong pinaka-favorite ng lahat ng tao, that I sing live. Siguro kaya nagustuhan nila, kaya tinangkilik nila ito. Sobrang big achievement for me."

The award was handed to Nina last Sunday on ASAP '09.

Gay Lover and Married Couple Face Tough Tasks on "PBB Double UP"

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"Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" is only in its first two weeks, but the housemates seem to be having a hard time with their personal tasks.

New housemates Rob and TransPinay Rica were challenged by Big Brother to make their housemates believe that they are lovers. Their subtle and intentional slip-ups induced curiosity among other housemates, like taking a shower together.

The two seem to be winning the challenge, but Big Brother recently leveled-up the task. The new challenge: Rob to propose to Rica. Though shocked and embarrassed, Rob courageously took Kuya’s new challenge.

On the other hand in House B, real-life couple Kath and Jimson had to temporarily separate as Kath was tasked by Big Brother to pretend that she is married to Patrick.

The past few days had been emotionally tough to manage for Kath and Jim, especially when Big Brother had Kath and Patrick celebrate their "anniversary" with Jimson as their waiter. The houseband had already been dying to get close to his wife, secretly trying to get a hug at times. Meanwhile, mock husband Patrick, was missing his own wife too, who was left in the outside world. Their housemates, clueless of the task, meanwhile, adored the "romance" between the fake couple.

Jimson’s couldn’t contain his yearning for his wife and had a heated exchange with her in an attempt to express his feelings. Jimson showed signs of giving up and eventually admitted to the group that he is Kath’s real life husband.

Will the housemates continue to fight, or will they finally give in to their emotions? Get a glimpse of the latest events tomorrow afternoon (Oct 15) with Mariel Rodriguez in "Uber," after Banana Split. Get the full story on "PBB Double Up" on Primetime Bida with Toni Gonzaga after "Dahil May Isang Ikaw," and more news with Bianca Gonzalez on "PBB Double UPLate" after midnight.

Gerald Anderson Does a Death-defying Stunts in Tiagong Akya

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Gerald Anderson (in purple) defines guts and courage as he prepares for the jump of his life. This is one of the most difficult stunts Gerald had to confront according to the production team of Agimat: Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla presents Tiagong Akyat —to jump off from the second floor of a building down to the ground.

Don’t miss the much-awaited stunt done by Gerald himself in the upcoming episode of Tiagong Akyat.

Agimat: Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents Tiagong Akyat airs every Saturday afternoon only on ABS-CBN.

Will Sam Milby and Bea Alonzo Finally Admit Their True Relationship?

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Your Song presents Someone to Love stars, Sam Milby and Bea Alonzo, have grown comfortable with each other. And this has been visible during the lull moments of taping.

"Naku, makulit yang dalawang yan. Tuwing break, madalas mag-asaran si Sam at si Bea sa mga naging bloopers nila sa mga eksena," shared by a member of the production staff of Your Song. "Pero pag simula na ulit ang trabaho, seryoso na uli ang dalawa."

On the next episodes of the endearing story of Morrie (Sam) and Melissa (Bea), their scheme continues to work. However, unknown to the two, someone learns about their pretensions… Fernan, Melissa’s dying father. Fernan suddenly invites Morrie to spend the weekend in their mansion with the aim to make the two fall in love with each other for real.

Will Morrie and Melissa stick to their plan or will they admit that they have truly fallen in love?

Find out as the emotions of each character get more complex in Your Song presents Someone To Love on ABS-CBN after ASAP’09.

John Lloyd Cruz and Luis Manzano Cover Chalk Magazine October 2009 Issue

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The male lead stars of the Star Cinema super hit movie "In My Life", John Lloyd Cruz and Luis Manzano, are this months coverguys of Chalk Magazine.

Chalk celebrates everything on the Internet with the Online Special! Find out what are the best websites for shopping for everything from fashion to beauty finds. Check out the list of the top 10 sites to visit for fashion news, entertainment gossip, and more. Can you find true love online? Students share their stories, plus read all about a blog that’s dedicated to surviving long distance relationships.

Chalk also dropped by the Star Magic Ball to ask all the hottest stars about their web surfing habits. John Lloyd Cruz and Luis Manzano dish about what it was like working together on their new movie and share what websites they like visiting most. Plus, meet the newest teams participating in the NCAA, find out how to take a great profile pic, and more! It’s all in Chalk’s October issue, in newsstands now.

"United As One" - Mig Ayesa's Song for Ondoy Victims

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Mig Ayesa, Fil-Aussie finalist in the US reality show Rockstar:INXS, created a heartwarming song titled "United As One" for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.

Mig, a London and Sydney theater actor-singer-turned pop/rock performer, is currently in New York where he took part in a major benefit concert called BANDing2gether for the Ondoy Relief Fund held last Sunday, Oct. 11, at St. John School Auditorium in Jersey City, New Jersey, with New York’s eight leading Fil-Am bands and other local artists. The concert was presented by MPE Productions in cooperation with Ayala Foundation USA.

Here’s what Mig has to say about United As One:

"I just wanted to share with you a song I am sending to use to help raise funds for the victims of Ondoy in the Philippines. Please bear in mind this is a demo, recorded at home, using my very limited studio and playing all the instruments. I hope people can pick up this song and use it as an anthem for the relief efforts and also use it to raise much-needed funds. Any help or ideas you may have to get it to the right people would be very much appreciated.

"The world has seemed to forgotten what is still such a painful and drastic situation. I hope this song will inspire people to act and give hope."


HERE to listen to the song>
(Words and music by MiG Ayesa)
(Tagalog Translations by Freddie Santos)

Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan
(Sibling, friend, countrymen)
Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan
Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan
Kasama mo ako
(I am with you)
Kasama mo ako

I hear you calling out my name
And I can't just ignore what you're saying
I see you falling from the pain
And I'm feeling the way that your hurting
You're my brother, sister don't you cry
I'll be there by your side to hold you up
Though you never thought this would matter
I'll never leave you alone

So hold on tightly, hang on I'll be
There by your side and we'll battle the tide together...
Don't be scared we'll
Soon be where we
All want to be as we stand here united as one.

Pag langit ay du-mi-di-lim
(When dark clouds leaves you in despair)
And the rain seems to fall down forever
At buhay ay uma-aah-sim
(When life is just too much too bear)
And you can't feel the break in the weather
You don't have to worry
I'll help you carry on
Through the eye of the storm we're holding on
The day's dawning, feel the sun warming
Healing you, keeping you strong...

So hold on tightly, hang on I'll be
There by your side and we'll battle the tide together...
Don't be scared we'll
Soon be where we
All want to be as we stand here united as one.

Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan
Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan

You are my brother, sister, mother
I'll be there by your side to hold you up
I'll be by your side...

So hold on tightly, hang on I'll be
There by your side and we'll battle the tide together...
Don't be scared we'll
Soon be where we
All want to be as we stand here united as one.

We stand as one...

Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan
Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kababayan
Kasama mo ako
Kasama mo ako.

Sunshine Dizon, Pregnant?

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Is Sunshine Dizon pregnant?

After her sudden withdrawal from her afternoon soap Tinik Sa Dibdib (rumors has it that Nadine Samonte already replaced her) and her decision to decline a judging stint in the upcoming Starstruck Season 5, Sunshine Dizon is said to be on an expecting stage. Her non-showbiz boyfriend who happens to be Tanya Garcia's brother is said to be the culprit.

However, Sunshine's camp said that the young actress might take a vacation abroad and stay with her father because she’s bumping heads with her over-protective-stage mother. A good enough alibi, don't you think so?

Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales and Dingdong Dantes - Clear Shampoo TVC

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Philippines "Hottest Men" Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes and Jericho Rosales are the newest endorsers of Clear's coolest Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.

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Baby James Yap is Now a Star Magic Contract Star

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Stage mom Kris Aquino announces on Sunday during their live guesting on ASAP '09 to personally receive the Gold Record Awards for their edu-training album titled "We are 1" that Baby James Yap is now a Star Magic contract artist.

"Baby James is now a member of the Star Magic family. Thank you Mr. M [Johnny Manahan], and Mariole [Alberto] for welcoming your youngest member sa Star Magic," Kris said.

To help welcome Baby James in the Star Magic family is its prime star Piolo Pascual.

"Baby James, welcome to Star Magic family!" declared by Piolo.

Star Magic Talents Staged a Charity Fashion Show "Magic For A Cause" for Typhoon Victims

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Star Magic has successfully staged a charity fashion show called "Magic For A Cause" on October 12 at the Studio 10 of AVS-CBN to help the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng that recently struck the Philippines.

Kapamilya stars became models for a night for the A-list of designers who showcased their creations to the invited guests.

Piolo Pascual, who did the finale with actress Gretchen Barretto, said it was a blessing to be part of such cause-oriented event.

He related, "I think being part of Star Magic, we were able to come up with our show to promote, of course, 'yong relief operations ng ABS-CBN. We were able to gather donations from our endorsersments, from our sponsors. I guess it served its cause. It's nice to be part of the very meaningful event."

In a separate interview, Sam Milby said almost the same thing about working together as a "family" to help the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng. "It's a family effort to help out 'yong mga kababayan natin in need. I'm very happy about the outcome, of course. We raised over three million, so maraming families that we were able to help out with this show," he said.

Other Kapamilya stars who wore the designer's collection for this charity event were Diether Ocampo, Bea Alonzo, Pokwang, Chokoleit, Erich Gonzales, Angelica Panganiban, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Rafael Rosell, and Shaina Magdayao.

Matt Evans, Robi Domingo, Enchong Dee, AJ Perez, Dino Imperial, Kian Kazemi, Xian Lim, Guji Lorrenzana, and Joem Bascon graced the event by wearing fasionable men's apparel.

Malaysian actress Carmen Soo joined local female celebrities, like Melissa Ricks, Megan Young, Dimples Romana, Dionne Monsanto, Cassandra Ponti, Wendy Valdez, and Maricar Reyes, to name a few.

Singers Jed Madela, Laarni Lozada, and Richard Poon also shared their talent to entertain the guests while fashion models did their thing on the catwalk.

Meanwhile, the fashion designers featured in this event were Inno Sotto, Randy Ortiz, Joey Samson, Francis Libiran, Black Label, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Oskar Peralta, Bang Pineda, Lulu Tan Gan, Cary Santiago Joey Samson, Marlon Rivera, Tonichi Nocom, Renee Salud, Frederick Peralta, Puey Quinones, Jun Escario, Avel Bacudio, Jojie Lloren, Bang Pineda, Josie Natori, among others.

Young Designers Guild, Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines, and Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines also cooperated in this event.

Mr. Johnny Manahan, head of Star Magic, was ecstatic about the outcome of the event. He said, "Magic For A Cause was truluy magical. In less than a week, we put up a superb fashion show with the best directors, models, makeup artists, and 80 of the top Star Magic artists, and we were able to raise millions. Magic yun!"

The network's goal in putting up such event was successfully achieved as it raised an ample amount of money from generous donors for the typhoon victims.

As reported, cash donations during the event reached up to about four million pesos cash and three million worth of in-kind donations whihc were turned over to ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya, which distributes the relief goods to the different areas affected by Ondoy.

Among the donors were Summit Media president Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng and sister Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee, Julie Lim of Ultra Mega Supermarket, government officials of Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Mr. Ben Chan of Bench.

Sagip Kapamilya program director Tina Monzon-Palma was overwhelmed by the support of different private sectors, and had called their acts of generosity as "extraordinary." She added, "You would be surprised with the kind of generosity that we have received."

On the other hand, ABS-CBN Foundation managing director Gina Lopez assured all the donors that every single centavo of their donation will be spent wisely and distributed to the beneficiaries.

She related, "I'd like to inform all of you, in Sagip Kapamilya, we're working very, very hard. We set up many trucks a day. We service about 10,000 families a day and our efforts are really going areas, which are far flung and which nobody has service. We have today almost 3,400 families."

Ms. Lopez also thanked the Star Magic talents who have been very supportive of their cause for Ondoy victims from the very start. She said, "I wanna thank the stars because they have been going together with the trucks in doing relief services. Our effort is to use every single centavo well and we wanna save some money, and get some money to rehabilitate people."

Watch the video below courtesy of SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon):

GMA's "Showtime" vs. ABS-CBN's "Showtime"

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On Saturday, GMA-7 will premiere its new talent program titled "Bitoy's Showwwtime" hosted by Michael V. itself.

Bitoy’s Showwwtime will feature various talents of Filipinos not just in the Philippines but all over the world. Michael V. will play the role of a futuristic emperor searching for wild, wacky and world class Pinoy talents in the four corners of the globe.

Bitoy’s Showwwtime will have four segments such as:

Talbugan: A live showdown of wacky or weird acts.

Videokariran: A competition of international videos that were uploaded on www.bitoystv.com featuring traditional talents such as singing, dancing, magic acts, etc. and sensational talents like fire eating, acrobats, etc.

Facemuk: This segment features funny, produced skits on video, also uploaded on www.bitoystv.com. The winner of this segment will receive a brand new Canon video camera.

Gaya Mo ‘Yun?: Imitation videos of a popular pop star or music act similar to what Moymoy Palaboy are doing.

This might be GMA-7's answer to TV5's "Talentadong Pinoy" which is raking bigtime at the ratings. And to preempt the ABS-CBN's upcoming talent show "Pilipinas Got Talent".

Incidentally, ABS-CBN is also coming up with a reality-talent show also titled "Showtime" to be hosted by Vhong Navarro and Anne Curtis.

Its teaser says "Your Show, Your Time…" which somehow depicts ala "30 Seconds to Fame" format.

Now, the network war, I must day, is getting a lot exciting. Let's wait and see!

Rica Paras - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Rica, 26, Ang "Math Goddess ng Bacolod", is Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up 24th housemate.

Watch Rica as s(he) enters the PBB House below:

Patrick Villanueva - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Patrick, 32, Ang "Charming Banker ng Baguio", is Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up 23rd housemate.

Watch Patrick as he enters the PBB House below:

Rob Stumvoll - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Rob, 24, Ang "Ladies Man ng Austria", is Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up 22nd housemate.

Watch Rob as he enters the PBB House below:

Kathleen Lopeña and Jimson Ortega - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Husband and Wife Kathleen, ang "La Señora ng Espanya" and Jimson, ang "Houseband ng Spain", are the 20th and 21st housemates of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up.

Watch Kathleen and Jimson as they enter the PBB House below:

Riza Mae Patria - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Patri, 23, Ang "Bibang Probinsyana ng Siquijor", is Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up 19th housemate.

Watch Patri as she enters the PBB House below:

Hermes Eugene Bautista - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Hermes, 23, Ang "Reluctant Amboy ng Pampanga", is Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up 18th housemate.

Watch Hermes as he enters the PBB House below:

Steve "Tibo" Jumalon - "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" Housemate

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Steve, 33, Ang "Dad of Steel ng Cagayan De Oro", is Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up 17th housemate.

Watch Steve as he enters the PBB House below:

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