Kris Aquino's "Kung Tayo'y" Magkakalayo" Full Trailer

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The highly anticipated trailer of the follow-up telesereye to the hit "Tayong Dalawa" featuring the Kimerald loveteam and the comeback drama project of Kris Aquino titled "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" is now out.

Based from the classic ballad hit of Rey Valera, the upcoming teleserye will star Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Gabby Concepcion, Coco Martin, Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Maricar Reyes, Albert Martinez and Ms. Kris Aquino.

Incidentally, "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" is ABS-CBN's offering in celebration of the 60th year anniversary of Philippine soap opera.

Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo - Full TV Trailer:

Spotted: Michelle Van Eimeren and Mark Murrow Wedding Picture

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In photo (Back, L-R): Michelle's ex-husband Ogie Alcasid, Bride Michelle Van Eimeren, Groom Mark Murrow, Ogie's girlfriend Regine Velasquez. (Front, L-R): Ogie and Michelle's daughters Leila and Sarah.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – First Official Movie Poster

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Summit Entertainment has released the first official poster for the third film of the Twilight Saga series, Eclipse.

In Eclipse, Bella (Kristen Stewart) is forced to choose between her love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

Along with director David Slade (30 Days and Nights, Hard Candy), several new actors are joining Eclipse including Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria, Xavier Samuel as Riley, Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria, Jack Huston as Royce King, Julia Jones as Leah, BooBoo Stewart as Seth, Jodelle Ferland as Bree and Kirsten Prout as Lucy.

Eclipse is set for June 30, 2010 release.

The Muppets Does The "Bohemian Rhapsody" Parody

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The Muppets just launched a viral parody of Queen’s classic "Bohemian Rhapsody".

The launch of the viral video, which features over 40 of your favorite Muppets, coincides with the release of Queen’s new album on Hollywood Records.

Video credit: MuppetsStudio via YouTube

22nd Aliw Awards - Winners

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The 22nd annual Aliw Awards Foundation, Inc. recently culminated its search for the best of 2008’s live entertainers at the Mega Tent on November 17 with former Rep. Prospero Pichay as Chairman of the Executive Committee.

The affair's part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, according to outgoing President Rema Manzano.

Here are the winners of 22nd Aliw Awards:

Entertainer of the Year – Regine Velasquez

Best Major Concert (Female) – Regine Velasquez

Best Major Concert (Male) — Gary Valenciano (Gary Live @ 25)

Best Collaboration for a Major Concert — Kuh Ledsma/Pops Fernandez/Regine Velasquez/Zsa Zsa Padilla (Divas for Divas)

Best Child Performer — Gabby Bautista

Best New Artist (Male) — Gab Valenciano

Best New Artist (Female) — Christine Love

Best Choral Group — UP Concert Chorus

Best Dance Company (Classical Folk) — Halili-Cruz Dance Company

Best Dance Company (Modern) - Bugkos Palay

Best Cultural Group — Sining Kadidilimudan (Maguindanao)

Best Instrumentalist — Nonoy Libanan (Guitar)

Best Emcee (Female) — Iya Villania

Best Emcee (Male) — Ryan Agoncillo

Best Stand Up Comedy Act (Male) — Chokoleit

Best Stand Up Comedy Act (Female) — Beverly Salviejo

Best Classical Performer (Male) — Dondie Ong

Best Classical Performer (Female) - Camille Lopez-Molina

Best Stage Actor (Musical) — Franco Laurel (Isang Panaginip na Fili)

Best Stage Actor (Non-Musical) — Lou Veloso (Hiblang Abo)

Best Stage Actress (Non-Musical) — Liezl Batucan (Portrait of an Artist as Filipino)

Best Stage Actress (Musical) – Ayen Munji-Laurel (Atang)

Best Stage Director (Musical) — Vince Tañada (Ako Si Ninoy)

Best Stage Director (Non-Musical) — Jose Mari Avellana (Portrait of an Artist as Filipino)

Best Musical Production — Ako Si Ninoy (Philippine Stagers Foundation)

Best Non-Musical Production — Dula’ta (Sining Kapapagariya)

Best Musical Director — Lemuel dela Cruz (Yang Klasiks)

Best Concert Stage Director — Louie Ignacio (From Roots to Riches)

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars (Female) — Olivia

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars (Male) — Rico J. Puno

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars (Group) — REtroSPECT

Best Performance in a Concert (Smaller Venue) (Male) — Nyoy Volante

Best Performance in a Concert (Smaller Venue)(Female) - Claire dela Fuente (Timeless)

Best Performance in a Concert (Smaller Venue)(Group) — The Angelos

Best Collaboration in a Concert (Small Venue) — Rico J/Ai-Ai delas Alas/Pilita Corrales (Love & Laughter on Valentines Day)

MMFF 2009: "Nobody Nobody But Juan" Movie Trailer

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Watch the full movie trailer of RVQ Production and Kaizz Ventures official movie entry in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) titled "Nobody Nobody But Juan".

This Metro Manila Film Fest entry was originally titled "Juan" but when the Wondergirls song "Nobody" became a big hit, Dolphy himself suggested that they add "Nobody, Nobody" to the title.

SYNOPSIS. Nobody, Nobody But...Juan tells the story of a U.S.-based senior citizen named Juan (Dolphy) who lives in a senior home run by his son (Eric Quizon) and daughter-in-law (played by G Toengi). Juan's favorite pastime is watching Wowowee on The Filipino Channel. However, he does not watch the show just for entertainment's sake. Aside from wanting to connect with the Philippines that he dearly misses, Juan is lonesome for his first love Aida whom he lost touch with during the Japanese occupation of Manila. Wowowee is Juan's way of coping with homesickness and reliving the past.

When watching Wowowee is banned in the senior home, Juan makes drastic measures to watch his favorite TV program. In his quest, he crosses paths with his old friend Tu (Eddie Garcia) who used to be his partner in the vaudeville duo Juan Tu. Pokwang is cast as the partner in crime of Tu.

Juan is then reunited with his long-lost love Aida (portrayed by Gloria Romero). Will they have a happy ending after all these years?

The young Aida is portrayed by Heart Evangelista, the young Juan is portrayed by Epy Quizon and the young Tu is portrayed by Vandolph Quizon.

Eugene Domingo plays a nurse who takes care of Juan in the senior home. Willie Revillame is also part of the movie as the host of Wowowee.

Nobody Nobody But Juan - Full movie trailer:

The movie is directed by Dolphy's son, Eric Quizon, from a screenplay by Bibeth Orteza and produced by Kaizz Ventures in partnership with RVQ Productions.

Nobody, Nobody But... Juan! opens nationwide this Christmas, December 25, 2009.

Know How Kris Embraces A Simpler Lifestyle in "The Kris Aquino Magazine" October - November 2009 Issue

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The latest issue of K Magazine features how Kris Aquino embraces a simpler lifestyle and why Dingdong Dantes is dubbed as the new generation hero.

Ever since her mother died—and following the announcement of her brother Noynoy’s candidacy—Kris Aquino has embraced a simpler lifestyle. She talks all about these two life-changing events and how they have impacted her in the latest issue of K Magazine, now out on the market.

Also in this issue is an account of Kris’s recent family vacation to Hawaii, with captions written by Kris herself. The Hawaii vacation, which she took with husband James and sons Joshua and Baby James, was part of Kris’s promise to her mom that she would spend more time with her family. The ever-efficient Kris planned and organized the trip, and returned with nearly 50 exclusive photos that she is sharing with K Mag readers.

K Mag also offers helpful tips on how to fight stress either of two ways: with herbal remedies or with prayer. Research supports the theory that prayer can benefit not just your soul, but your body too.

Still on the subject of prayer, Annabelle Regalado-Borja of Star Records
talks about the making of the Rosary album that was recorded by the Aquino sisters Ballsy, Pinky, Viel and Kris. The album, which features the sisters reciting the mysteries of the Holy Rosary—an advocacy instilled in them by their mother, who was always known for her being prayerful—is already available on the market.

This issue also gives readers the first look at the new K Everyday line: a collection of items for the home and for daily use. The products were road-tested and approved by Kris and include items for the bedroom and kitchen, as well as everyday items like planners to help you get your life in order. Kris also shows you the latest items from the BENCH Pinoy Lab collection.

For those who share Kris’s passion for cooking, K Mag has some of Tita Cory’s heirloom recipes that you can now cook in your own home for a traditional, homestyle pre-holiday treat.

So get your copy of K Mag now, out wherever magazines are sold, from ABS-CBN Publishing.

Judy Ann Santos and Derek Ramsay Star in ABS-CBN's "Habang May Buhay"

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Rejoice all you Juday fans out there! The ABS-CBN nurserye titled "Habang May Buhay" starring Judy Ann Santos will finally have its airing date.

Habang May Buhay is the first-ever medical teleserye on Philippine television set in the dramatic setting of the medical world that mirrors life at its most intense. It revolves around the life of Jane Alcantara (played by Judy Ann Santos), a strong-willed nurse who undergoes family, career, and love challenges in the United States and in the Philippines. Our heroine’s quest for love and truth unfold in the backdrop of our very own Filipino medical cases, resonating to every Filipino who has ever had a loved one in danger.

Our heroine’s kind of love — selfless, sacrificing and unconditional — heals the wounds of her past and breathes new life to the patients she takes to her embrace. If heaven listens to our heartbeats, then her heart drives heaven to grant miracles to her loved ones.

The teleserye also marks the comeback of the "Bida-Kontrabida" tandem of Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes.

Habang May Buhay boasts of a stellar cast which includes Derek Ramsay, Will Devaughn, Gladys Reyes, Rio Locsin, Joem Bascon, Angel Aquino, William Martinez, Gina Alajar, Tetchie Agbayani, John Arcilla, Michael de Mesa, Melanie Marquez, Al Tantay, Candy Pangilinan, Mickey Ferriols, Bangs Garcia, Brent Javier, Marc Abaya, Maxene Eigenmann, Ina Feleo, Ruben Gonzaga, Dominique Roque, Jessy Mendiola, Macy Garcia, Giovannie Pico, and Makisig Morales.

Directed by Wenn Deramas, Jerry Sineneng, Andoy Ranay, and Mark Meily, Habang May Buhay is set to air finally as part of ABS-CBN’s first quarter opening salvo in 2010.

Habang May Buhay - Trailer:

Showbiz Lipatan: Claudine Barretto is Now a Kapuso

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After switching from Star Cinema to Viva Films, Claudine Barretto is now a Kapuso!

After 17 years of being an exclusive talent of the Kapamilya network, Claudine just signed an exclusive two-year contract with GMA-7 earlier today.

But the Optimum Actress was quick to clarify that her decision to explore other career opportunities did not mean cutting her ties with ABS-CBN’s talent arm which has been her second family all these years.

She said: "Wala pang Star Magic, nandito na ako sa Star Magic (formerly known as Talent Center). So you know, whatever happens sa buhay namin, hinding-hindi mawawala ‘yong part ako ng Star Magic."

Incidentally, Be Bench winner and Kapamilya talent Carlo Guevara also signed an exclusive contract with GMA-7 after being an ABS-CBN talent for 2 years.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (November 20-23): "Talentadong Pinoy is Still The Country's No. 1 Reality Talent Show"

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from November 20 to 23 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

November 20, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.5%
2. Pitong Panalo Ni Pacquiao (GMA-7) - 16.6%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
5. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 15.7%
6. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 15.6%
7. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 14.9%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
9. Bleach (GMA-7) - 12.5%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 10.4%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 35.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 33.1%
3. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 29.3%
4. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 27.2%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
6. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.1%
7. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 25.3%
8. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
10. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%

November 21, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 27.9%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 18%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
5. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
6. Startalk (GMA-7) - 13.8%
7. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 12.4%
8. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 11.9%
9. Race-Tin Flash and Dash (GMA-7) - 11.6%
10. Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) - 10%

1. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 26.3%
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 24.1%
3. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
4. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 23.1%
5. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 21.1%
6. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 20.8%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
8. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 18.8%
9. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 18.1%
10. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%

November 22, Sunday

1. Pride & Glory: Sonsona vs. Hernandez (GMA-7) - 23.6%
2. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
3. SOP Fully Charged (GMA-7) - 15.3%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
5. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 14.7%
6. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
7. Your Song Presents Ikaw Pa Rin (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
8. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 11.7%
9. Pokemon Specials (GMA-7) - 10.3%
10. Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa (ABS-CBN) / Eateria (GMA-7) - 9.3%

1. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 22.8%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) / StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 20%
3. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 19.6%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) -18.7%
5. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
6. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
7. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 16.1%
8. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
9. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 11.9%
10. Everybody Hapi (TV5) - 9%

November 23, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.4%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
3. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) - 14.4%
4. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 14.2%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14%
6. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 13.8%
7. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) - 13.6%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 12%
10. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 35.5%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.4%
3. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 29.4%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
7. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
8. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
9. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 24.4%
10. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

TNS National TV Ratings (November 20-23): "SOP Fully Charged Didn't Made Well on Nationwide Ratings"

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from November 20 to 23 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households:

November 20, Friday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
2. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
4. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
6. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.3%
7. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%
8. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 13.6%
10. Pitong Panalo Ni Pacquiao (GMA-7) - 13.4%

1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 35.5%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 34.5%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 32.5%
4. Darna (GMA-7) - 28.9%
5. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 26.6%
6. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 26.3%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.6%
8. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 20.4%

November 21, Saturday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.4%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
4. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 15.6%
6. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
7. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 9.5%
8. Startalk (GMA-7) - 9.4%
9. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%
10. Race-Tin Flash and Dash (GMA-7) - 8.4%

1. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 34.6%
2. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 30.4%
3. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 29%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 28.4%
5. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
7. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19.3%
8. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 19.2%
9. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 19%
10. StarStruck V (GMA-7) - 16.7%

November 22, Sunday

1. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 21%
2. Pride and Glory: Sonsona vs. Hernandez (GMA-7) - 20.2%
3. Your Song Presents Sa Kanya Pa Rin (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
4. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
5. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
6. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 12.8%
7. SOP Fully Charged (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. Pokemon Specials (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
10. Dragonball GT (GMA-7) - 10%

1. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 27.4%
2. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
3. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 25.3%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
5. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
6. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.4%
7. StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 19.8%
8. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 19.3%
9. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 14.9%
10. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 11.5%

November 23, Monday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
3. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
4. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
5. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.8%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 15%
7. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
8. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 13.1%
9. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
10. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 12.5%

1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 36.4%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 35.7%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 31.8%
4. Darna (GMA-7) - 29.6%
5. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 29.1%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.3%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.9%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
9. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 24.4%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 19.5%

Source: TNS

ASAP XV: A Celebration of ASAP's 15th Year

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"ASAP", the number one Sunday noontime variety show is celebrating it's 15th year of existence in Philippine television, and they are celebrating it with a blast!

Watch ASAP XV Music Video below:

Starstruck 5: Top 28 Hopefuls

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StarStruck V, GMA-7's reality-based artista search, narrows down its list to the Top 28 contenders who will battle it out for the chance to be the next batch of hit TV personalities.

Last Sunday, November 22, StarStruck V held its first live elimination night as the Top 30 was trimmed down to 20 with the surprise addition of eight international aspirants.

The Top 28 includes:


Steven Joseph Silva, 22, Davao
Rollo Espenos III, 17, Bacolod City
Shane Parminter, 16, Manila
Edward Benosa, 19, Quezon City
John Paul Joseph Cadayona, 20, Las Pinas
Piero Vergora, 16, Cebu City
Adam Santos Hussein, 22, Pasig City
Enrico Raphael Nacino, 22, Pasig City
Ian Batherson, 20, Mandaluyong City
Enzo Pineda


Hyacinth Diva Montalaba, 18, Cebu City
Fianca Jane Cruz, 18, Pasig City
Janelle Olafson, 19, Quezon City
Paolline Michelle Liggayu, 18, Pasay City
Sarah Lahbati, 18, Cavite
Princess Tinkerbell Snell, 17, Laguna
Jeramie Padolina, 16, Quezon City
Astrid Isidro
Goldamier Gamir, 19, Malabon City
Roxanne Montealegre, 19, Pasig City


Niko Umali, Japan
Nina Kodaka, Japan
Zyril Lim, Bahrain
Khalid Alalawi, Bahrain
Vanessa Harrison, Canada
Rye Burgos, USA
Marco Bautista, USA

These 28 aspirants will face their first artista tests this week under the supervision of five StarStruck mentors: Gina Alajar for acting, Douglas Nierras for dancing, Jai Sabas-Aracama for singing, Abbygale Arenas-de Leon for imaging and Barbi Chan for make up and styling.

This season's StarStruck Council is composed of TV director Floy Quintos, versatile actress Iza Calzado and talent manager and star maker Lolit Solis. Fourteen from the Top 28 will be eliminated this Sunday, November 29.

So, who will enter the coveted Final 14? Will they survive this season's Factor V?

StarStruck V airs every Saturday after Pinoy Records and Sunday after Kap's Amazing Stories. Watch Shout Out: The Starstruck Dailies airing 15 minutes Monday to Friday before Family Feud starting November 23 on GMA-7.

2009 International Emmy Awards – Winners

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Here are the winners of the 37th International Emmy Awards which were announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony held last November 23, 2009 at the Hilton New York Hotel.


Mamonas Assassinas – All My Life
TV Globo, Brazil

The Mona Lisa Curse - WINNER
Oxford Film & Television for Channel 4, United Kingdom

Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voice Resound!
Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc., Japan

Seven Gates of Jerusalem
TVP SA / Platige Image, Poland


Robert de Hoog
Humanist Broadcasting Foundation / IJswater Films, The Netherlands

Chen Li
Ultimate Rescue
China Movie Channel, PR China

Óscar Olivares
HBO Latin America Originals, Mexico

Ben Whishaw - WINNER
Criminal Justice
BBC, United Kingdom


Emma De Caunes
Night Birds
CHEZ WAM, France

Angel Locsin
The Wolf
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, The Philippines

Cecilia Suárez
HBO Latin America Originals, Mexico

Julie Walters - WINNER
A Short Stay in Switzerland
BBC, United Kingdom


Dustbin Baby - WINNER
Kindle Entertainment, United Kingdom

Lharn Poo Koo E-Joo
Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited, Thailand

The Little Emperor’s Christmas
TV Globo, Brazil

Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Denmark


Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts - WINNER
Telecom Staff for NHK in association with NHK Enterprises, Japan

Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor…
Phil McIntyre / Goodnight Vienna for Channel 4, United Kingdom

The Slum
TV Globo, Brazil

Turkish for Beginners
Bayerischer Rundfunk / Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Westdeutscher Rundfunk / ARD-Werbung / Hofmann & Voges Entertainment GmbH, Germany


The Ascent of Money - WINNER
Chimerica Media for Channel 4, United Kingdom

Cityboy – The Life of Investment Banker Geraint Anderson
United Docs / ECO Media / WDR, Germany

Pancho Villa: Aqui y Alli
The History Channel Latin America / Anima Films, Argentina

Shooting the Messenger
Al Jazeera English, Qatar


HBO Latin America Originals, Mexico

The Land of the Wind
Korean Broadcasting System, South Korea

The Protectors - WINNER
Danish Broadcasting Corporation in association with ZDF / NRK / SVT, Denmark

Sokhulu & Partners
Paw Paw Films, South Africa

Kudos Film and TV Ltd, United Kingdom


The Amazing Race Asia
Amazing Race Productions Inc. / ABC Studios / SPE Networks – Asia Pte Ltd (AXN Asia) / Sony Pictures Television / ActiveTV Asia Pte Ltd / ActiveTV Pty Ltd, Singapore

Historia Extrema
The History Channel Latin America / Endemol Argentina, Argentina

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
ITV Studios, United Kingdom

The Phone - WINNER
Park Lane TV Productions, The Netherlands


India – A Love Story - WINNER
TV Globo, Brazil

Magdusa Ka
GMA Network, Inc., The Philippines

Second Chance
TF1 Production / Fontana, France

A Time for Us (Kahit Isang Saglit)
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation / Double Vision SDN BHD, The Philippines


Maysa – When the Heart Sings
TV Globo, Brazil

The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall
Talkback Thames for Channel 4, United Kingdom

Ultimate Rescue
China Movie Channel, PR China

The Wolves of Berlin - WINNER
Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG / ZDR, Germany

Hayden Kho is No Longer a Doctor

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Due to the spread of his sex videos with several women, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has revoked the license of Dr. Hayden Kho.

It was on May 21, 2009 when Katrina Halili filed a complaint on PRC against Hayden Kho. And barely 6 months after the complaint, PRC has released its decision stating:

"WHEREFORE, premises considered, the Board hereby finds the Respondent, HAYDEN KHO Jr. Guilty of Immorality; Dishonorable and/or Unethical Conduct and accordingly REVOKES his authority to practice the Medical Profession.

"Accordingly, respondent is ordered to surrender to the Board his Certificate of Registration/Professional License and Identification Card as a Physician not later than ten (10) days from the finality of the decision and to desist from the practice of the medical profession, under pain of criminal prosecution."

Scene: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's Sensual Lyrical Dance on Asap '09

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"Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe" and "Bakal Boys" Won International Awards

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Alvin Yapan's "Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe" (The Rapture of Fe) won the Golden Award in the Digital Competition of the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival held Nov. 10 to 20.

The movie stars Irma Adlawan (photo), Nonie Buencamino, Mercedes Cabral and TJ Trinidad.

Meanwhile, the Gina Pareño-starrer "Bakal Boys" (Metal Divers) won the Chiaputti Award in Torino, Italy. It comes with a cash prize of Euro 5,000.

Bakal Boys stars real life metal divers from Baseco, Tondo and topbilled by internationally acclaimed actress Gina Pareno.

Efren Peñaflorida is CNN's 2009 Hero of The Year

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Philippines very own Efren Peñaflorida has been awarded the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year for bringing education to poor Filipino children through his "Kariton Klassroom."

The 28-year-old teacher from Cavite City bested nine other contenders from different countries. Peñaflorida received the award from actress Eva Mendes at the conclusion of "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Saturday night in the US.

According to the CNN website, Peñaflorida was selected after getting the highest number of online votes, which reached 2.75 million in seven weeks, the highest among 10 finalists.

Peñaflorida received $100,000 to continue his work with his group, Dynamic Teen Company, on top of the $25,000 he got after his name was included on the Top 10 CNN Heroes 7 weeks ago.

"Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry," Peñaflorida said in his acceptance speech before an audience of about 3,000.

Miss Brazil Larissa Ramos Wins Miss Earth 2009 Title

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Larissa Ramos, a 20-year old Biology student from Brazil wins this year's Miss Earth title.

Larissa Ramos bested 79 other contestants from around the world in the pageant night held at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in Aklan, Philippines.

Here are the complete list of winners:

Brazil, Larissa Ramos

Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

Venezuela, Jessica Barboza

Spain, Alejandra Echevarria


Thailand, Rujinan Phanseethum
Poland, Izabela Wilczek
Martinique, Pascale Laurie Nelide
Colombia, Alejandra Castillo Múnera

TOP 16 Semi-finalists

Korea, Park Ye-ju
Northern Ireland, Kayleigh O’Reilly
South Africa, Chanel Grantham
France, Magalie Audrey Thierry
Georgia, Nonna Diakonidze
Singapore, Valerie Lim
India, Shriya Kishore
Paraguay, Gabriela Mercedes Rejala


Best in Swimsuit
Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

Best in Evening Gown
Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

Best in National Costume
Tanzania, Evelyne Almasi

Miss Photogenic
Czech Republic, Tereza Budková

Miss Talent
Tahiti, Niuriki Teremate

Miss Friendship
Switzerland, Graziella Rogers


Best in Eco-Design Wear
Jamaica, Jennae Dawn Jackson

Best in Eco-Bag Design Wear
Czech Republic, Tereza Budková

Best in Use of Indigenous Products Wear
Albania, Suada Saliu

Miss Fontana Resort
China, Yan Xu

Miss Golden Sunset Resort & Spa
Cuba, Jamillette Gaxiola

Miss Discovery Suites Award
Spain, Alejandra Echevarria

Miss Eagle Express
Korea, Park Ye-ju

Placenta Award
Puerto Rico, Dignelis Jiménez

Pasigandahan Award
Guam, Maria Luisa Santos

Miss Gandang Ricky Reyes Award
Spain, Alejandra Echevarria

Miss Asei
Korea, Park Ye-ju

Miss Perwoll
Venezuela, Jessica Barboza

Dominican Republic, Mariel Aracelis Garcia

Miss HDR Management
Poland, Izabela Wilczek

Miss Jubilee Presidents’ Foundation
Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

The Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.

Kaya Natin 'To - Official Music Video

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Catch the official music video of "Kaya Natin 'To" by Artist United which was simultaneously launched on GMA-7's SOP Fully Charged and ABS-CBN's ASAP '09.

Kaya Natin 'To is a song composed by Ogie Alcasid and sang by Philippine's well-known music artist of today.

Proceeds will go to the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng through Gawad Kalinga.

Kaya Natin 'To - Music Video:

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (November 19-19): "Showtime is Now ABS-CBN's Leading Daytime Show"

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from November 16 to 19 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

November 16, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.2%
2. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) – 17.4%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 15.8%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 15.3%
5. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) – 14.9%
6. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) – 14.3%
7. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) – 13.9%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) – 13.7%
9. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) – 13.4%
10. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 12.8%

1. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) – 35.7%
2. Darna (GMA-7) – 35.5%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 35.3%
4. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 30.3%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 28.3%
6. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) – 26.6%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) – 26.5%
8. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) – 25.3%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 23.5%
10. Rosalinda (GMA-7) – 23.3%

November 17, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 25.7%
2. Family Feud (GMA-7) – 18.4%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 17.8%
4. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) – 16.7%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 15.8%
6. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) – 15.7%
7. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) – 15%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
9. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 12.3%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) – 11.8%

1. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) – 35.3%
2. Darna (GMA-7) – 33.9%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 31.5%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 29.7%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 29.5%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 29.2%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) – 28.2%
8. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) – 27.3%
9. Rosalinda (GMA-7) – 26.5%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) – 25.5%

November 18, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 23.7%
2. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) / Family Feud (GMA-7) – 17.6%
3. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) – 16.8%
4. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) – 16.7%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 16.1%
7. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 13.3%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
9. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) – 12%
10. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 11.8%

1. Darna (GMA-7) – 35.5%
2. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) – 35.3%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 34%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) – 27.9%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 27.6%
6. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) – 27.5%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 26.8%
8. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) – 25.3%
9. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 25.2%
10. Rosalinda (GMA-7) – 24.9%

November 19, Thursday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 24.1%
2. Family Feud (GMA-7) – 20%
3. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) – 19.4%
4. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) – 19.3%
5. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover Muchacha (GMA-7) – 18.8%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 15.4%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) – 12.9%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 12.7%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) – 12.6%

1. Darna (GMA-7) – 37.2%
2. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) – 35.2%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 32.5%
4. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) – 29.2%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 28.4%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 27.6%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 26.9%
8. Rosalinda (GMA-7) – 24.9%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) – 24.4%
10. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) – 23.7%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

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