Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson Cover Metro Magazine December 2009 Issue

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Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson are two hot to handle in METRO Magazine December 2009 issue.

Also inside the magazine's December issue is their picks of the 20 hottest men and women of the year which they call as 20 METRO Bodies of 2009. They are (click HERE to see their pictures):

Joem Bascon
Jasmine Maierhofer
Atticus King
JC Tiuseco
Koby Parcell
Raph Almeda
Ali Claus
Kemuel Kul
Daniel Matsunaga
Rosanna Ocampo
Geoff Taylor
Michael Young
Joseph Marco
Van Leano
Victor Aliwalas
Francis Libiran
Alvin Alfonso
Theresa Fenger
Aljur Abrenica
Maggie Wilson

MMK to Feature Ninoy Aquino Story; Piolo Pascual to Portray Ninoy Aquino

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ABS-CBN's longest running drama show "Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK)" is set to feature Former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., life story and it tapped Pascual to play the coveted role.

Piolo disclosed that the taping will start next week. And as part of his preparation, he is now doing his own research about the man whose death triggered the 1986 bloodless revolution in EDSA.

He also disclosed that he will sit down with television host-actress Kris Aquino, Ninoy's youngest daughter, for some advice.

"Nakaka-pressure din. Ang laki ng expectations. 'Yong mga tao, hindi pa lumalabas, may judgment na hindi mo kamukha or you are not eloquent as he was. And then sasabihin sa’yo na wala kang karapatan. Ako, I'll just come up with something na version ko," Piolo said.

When asked about his other co-stars, meanwhile, Pascual declined to divulge any detail. "Hindi ko pa pwedeng sabihin. Ako pa lang ang confirmed."

"Sex and the City 2" - Movie Poster

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Warner Brothers unveiled its official teaser poster for one of the most anticipated movie next summer - Sex and the City 2.

Sarah Jessica Parker as usual struts her stuff with a lovely white dress accentuated with white medallian clutch, oyster snakeskin shoes and a pair of aviator sunglasses.

The film will reunite Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall.

Cholo and Jodi's Love Story in Stairway to Heaven Ends Tonight

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Watch how Cholo will bid farewell to his beloved Jodi on the gripping finale of Stairway to Heaven tonight, December 11, on GMA-7's Telebabad.

Stairway to Heaven, which became the network's leading traditional drama on primetime, brought laughter and tears to the televiewers and managed to pull off a victory in the ratings game, consistently registering high in the charts.

Tonight, the yearning to be bonded forever with the only woman he ever loved intertwines in the heartbreaking drama and touching conclusion of Cholo and Jodi's enduring romance. The ending will show how Cholo vows to stay with Jodi until the very end.

After weathering all the storms and hurdles in their relationship, can Cholo reverse the fate of his dearest love Jodi through the power of his never-ending love? Will their love story and commitment to be together last till eternity?

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Will Be Seen on IMAX Theaters

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Summit Entertainment has just been announced that Eclipse, the third installment of the teen vampire blockbuster, will be available in a super-sized version for IMAX theaters.

"Twilight moviegoers will have a whole new way to experience this next installment of the series, with the enhanced image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience putting them IN the movie," said Richie Fay, Summit Entertainment’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution. "The IMAX release puts us on the event film calendar for 2010, and we're very excited to work with IMAX to bring a new kind of film to the IMAX theatre network."

And, unlike many films which have gotten an IMAX release Twi-Hards won’t have to wait to see it. The IMAX version will be released on June 30, the same day as the highly anticipated film opens nationwide on regular, puny screens.

"We’re very excited to work with our new partners at Summit Entertainment to transport the very loyal and enthusiastic Twilight fans into the world of the Volturi via The IMAX Experience," added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "With our growing theatre network, we’re poised to take advantage of the rapidly growing fan-base devoted to this dynamic, cutting edge series."

Mariah Carey - "H.A.T.E.U." Music Video and Lyrics

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Check out Mariah Carey’s music video for her new single titled "H.A.T.E.U."

The video, shot on the beach in Malibu, was directed by video and film director Brett Ratner. Expect a remix of the song out soon - word is that Jermaine Dupri will produce and Big Boi will rap.

"H.A.T.E.U." is the third single off of Mariah’s latest effort, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

H.A.T.E.U. - Music Video and Lyrics:

Ah.. ahh.. ahh..
ahh.. ahh..
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh..

la la la.. ahh.. ahh.. ooh..
ahh.. ooh..

once upon a time, we swore not to say goodbye
something got a hold of us and we changed
then you sat alone in pride
and I sat at home and cried
how'd our fairytale just end up this way

we went round for round til' we knocked love out
you were laying in the ring, not making a sound
and if that's a metaphore of you and I
why is it so hard to say goodbye

I can't wait to hate you
make you, pain like i do..
still can't shake you off..
I can't wait to break through
these emotional changes..
seems like such a lost cause
I can't wait to face you,
break you, down so low
there's no place left to go..

I can't wait to hate you..

love is, was a love phenomenon no one could explain
and i wish, i could press reset and feel that feeling again
i sit and press rewind and watch us everynight..
wanna pause it, but i can't make it stay

round for round til' we knocked love out
you were laying in the ring, not making a sound
and if that's a metaphore of you and I
why is it so hard to say g'bye

I can't wait to hate you
make you, pain like i do..
still can't shake you off..
I can't wait to break through
these emotional changes..
seems like such a lost cause
I can't wait to face you,
break you, down so low
there's no place left to go..

I can't wait to hate you..
uh uh uh..

no need to call my phone cause I changed my number today
a matter a fact, I think i'm moving away (away)
sorry, the fustrations got me feeling awake
and i just keep having one last thing to say
and i just wanna hold you, touch you,
feel you, be near you, i miss you baby baby baby..
i'm tired of try'na fake through, but there's nothing I can do..
boy I can't wait to hate you..

I can't wait to hate you
make you, pain like i do..
still can't shake you off..
I can't wait to break through
these, emotional changes..
seems like such a lost cause
I can't wait to face you,
break you, down so low
there's no place left to go..

I can't wait to hate you.. baby..

I can't wait to H.A.T.E.U.
Cuz right now i need you
I Can't wait to let you go.

Taylor Lautner is "Max Steel"

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Taylor Lautner recently inked a deal with Paramount Pictures to star in a teenage superhero movie "Max Steel".

Taylor Lautner will play Josh McGrath, a 19-year-old extreme-sports athlete who is accidentally exposed to the unleashed power of nanotechnological machines, which become part of him and give him increased strength, near-invulnerability and the ability to change his appearance.

"After The Rain: A Hopeful Christmas with Regine" - This Sunday on GMA-7's SNBO

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This December, GMA Network leads the Filipinos in bringing a meaningful Christmas to the victims of the recent typhoons that hit the country with the telecast of a special musical documentary concert featuring the Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez – After the Rain: A Hopeful Christmas with Regine.

Set to premiere on December 13 on Sunday Night Box-Office (SNBO), this year’s GMA Christmas special pays homage to the Filipino spirit that has remained resilient despite the seemingly unending odds brought by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, which tremendously shattered lives and properties of many Filipinos.

After The Rain: A Hopeful Christmas with Regine, is a two-hour musical-documentary featuring three heartwarming and inspiring stories of Ondoy victims namely Jessie Aranez, Elly and KY Pablo and orphans from the House of Refuge . The concert was attended by almost 800 victims from the typhoon-devastated cities and provinces such as Rizal, Laguna, Pasig, Marikina and Pangasinan. They were fetched from evacuation centers and transported to GMA Network’s Studio 7 for a special dinner party before the show.

Inspiring words and admiration for their courage and resilience will be shared by GMA Network’s award-winning primetime news anchors Mel Tiangco and Mike Enriquez together with Kapuso primetime royalties Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera.

The audience were surely in for a heartwarming treat when the country’s premiere artists led by Regine together with Jaya, Kuh Ledesma, Pops Fernandez, JayR, Kyla and La Diva perform as they unfold heartbreaking stories about losing loved ones, inspiring stories of unsung heroes and stories of love, survival, hope, happy endings and gratitude.

Completing the performers in this Christmas special are Eva Castillo, Frenchesca Farr, Julie Ann San Jose, Mae Flores, Moymoy Palaboy, Jude Matthew Sevilla, Shane Velasco, Yassi, Kris Angelica dela Cruz, Kiddiewockees, University of the Philippines Concert Chorus, Mandaluyong Children’s Choir and IIAF Development Group.

And at the end of the show, the audience received their special Christmas presents with the help of some sponsors and the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Don’t miss the telecast of this special musical-documentary concert filled with hope and love. After The Rain: A Hopeful Christmas with Regine will air this Sunday, December 13 on GMA Network’s Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO) after Show Me Da Manny.

Starstruck 5: Fianca Cruz is the First Eliminated Starstruck Hopeful

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Following the nerve-wracking elimination night last Sunday, StarStruck V announced the talent search’s first casualty, leaving 13 artista aspirants to continue their run as the next ultimate survivors of the fifth season.

The elimination night was full of suspense as the Final 14 tried to put a dignified face in front of everyone. Fianca Cruz, the beauty queen from Pasig, was voted off after receiving the lowest number of text votes. She agonized at the bottom three with Diva Montelaba and Ian Batherson.

The remaining 13 survivors are Steven Silva, Sef Cadayona, Piero Vergara, Ian Batherson, Enzo Pineda, Rye Burgos, Rocco Nacino, Diva Montelaba, Sarah Lahbati, Princess Snell, Rox Montealegre, Nina Kodaka and Zeryl Lim. Only four can set foot in talent search’s grand finale and their performances in the coming weeks can either make or break their chances of being part of the Final Four.

It will definitely be an exciting and extreme battle as the race is getting nearer to the finish line. Who will be the second casualty? Who will shine in this week’s performances and artista tests? Who will be castigated by the council and the mentors?

The pressure is on, not just for the four contenders but also for their supporters.

To vote for your favorite StarStruck survivor, just text STARSTRUCK (space) NAME OF CONTESTANT and send to 2344 for Globe, TM and Sun subscribers, and 367 for Smart and Talk N’ Text users. Each vote costs PhP2.00 for Sun subscribers and PhP2.50 for other networks. (This service is exclusive for the Philippines only.)

You can also vote online at www.

StarStruck V airs Saturdays right after Pinoy Records and Sundays right after Kap’s Amazing Stories while StarStruck Shout Out airs Mondays to Fridays after Chika Minute Explosive on GMA.

Dingdong Dantes Covers Men’s Health Philippines December 2009 Issue

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Dingdong Dantes covers the Philippine version of Men’s Health Magazine for its December 2009 issue.

Incidentally, Dingdong's real life sweetheart Marian Rivera also has her own features in the same issue. See photo below:

Photo credit: DongYanFanatics

Nina Jose - 2010 Tanduay Calendar Girl

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Kapamilya sexy actress Nina Jose is Tanduay's Calendar Girl for 2010. Here are some of the photos:

Former Tanduay Calendar girls are Ehra Madrigal in 2007 and Bangs Garcia in 2008.

Real/Reel: Wedding Blast of Showbiz' Past!

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Real: Ciara Anna Sotto to wed his long-time boyfriend Jojo Oconer on January 17, 2010. The two lovers were engaged last March during an out of town trip to Laguna.

Reel: PBB Double Up topped the primetime ratings of AGB among Mega Manila households last December 8. Darna was in 2nd.

Real: Actress LJ Moreno will tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend and basketball player Jimmy Alapag.

Reel: Piolo Pascual launches a 12-track retro album featuring American standard songs from the 50s 60s, and 70s, titled Decades.

Real: TGIS star Onemig Bondoc tied the knot with partner Valerie Bariou in a civil wedding ceremony yesterday. The couple has a daughter together.

Reel: Mark Anthony Fernandez leaves Darna in favor of his next project which is said to be a reunion project with ex-girlfriend and now also a Kapuso star Claudine Barretto.

Video source: SNN

Scene: "Kimerald" versus "Alkris" Sexy Dance

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Dirty dance. Sexy Dance. Sensual dance. It doesn't matter whatever way you want to call it. What matter is who dances it well. Who gave justice to the words "dirty", "sexy", "sensual". Watch and be the judge:

Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson - I Wanna Know What Love Is

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal - One Last Breath

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (December 5-7): "24 Oras and TV Patrol Sabado Tied in Top Spot; Full House Climbed to 4th After Change of Timeslot"

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from December 5 to 7 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households:

December 5, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.4%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
4. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 16.8%
5. Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) - 14.7%
6. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
7. Art Angel (GMA-7) - 12.8%
8. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
9. Race-Tin Flash and Dash (GMA-7) - 11.4%
10. Flash Report: Martial Law Sa Maguindanao (GMA-7) / Startalk (GMA-7) - 10.6%

1. 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) / TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
2. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 21.7%
3. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
6. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19.2%
7. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
8. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
9. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 16.9%
10. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 16.6%

December 6, Sunday

1. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
2. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
3. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 14.4%
4. SOP Fully Charged (GMA-7) - 12.8%
5. Dear Friend: My Christmas List (GMA-7) - 11.8%
6. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
7. Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
8. Your Song Presents Ikaw Pa Rin (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
9. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 10.2%
10. Pokemon Specials (GMA-7) - 8.9%

1. 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) 27.4%
2. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 26.4%
3. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) -25.7%
4. StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 22.8%
5. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 21.5%
6. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
7. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) / Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
8. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
9. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
10. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 15.9%

December 7, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.1%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
4. My Cheating Heart (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
5. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 15%
6. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 14.8%
7. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) - 13.2%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
9. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) / Family Feud (GMA-7) - 12.4%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 33.6%
2. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 33.4%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 31.4%
4. Full House (GMA-7) - 31.3%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 30.9%
6. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 29.4%
7. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 29.1%
8. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 29%
9. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 24%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

TNS National TV Ratings (December 4-6): "It's a Close Fight Between Wowowee and Showtime in the Daytime Race"

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from December 4 to 6 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among National Households:

December 4, Friday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%
3. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
4. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
5. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.6%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
7. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
8. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 12.7%
9. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
10. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) - 11.8%

1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 37%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 34.7%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 30.1%
4. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 28.5%
5. Darna (GMA-7) - 27.9 %
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.4%
7. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 27%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
9. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.4%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) / Full House (GMA-7) - 20.4%

December 5, Saturday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%
3. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.3%
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 14%
6. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
7. Pokemon Specials (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
8. Art Angel (GMA-7) - 9.7%
9. Flash Report: Martial Law Sa Maguindanao (GMA-7) - 9.1%
10. Startalk (GMA-7) - 8.4%

1. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
2. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 30.5%
3. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
4. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 23.8%
6. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 23.3%
7. 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) - 20.2%
8. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 17.2%
9. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 16.2%
10. StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 15.9%

December 6, Sunday

1. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 17%
2. Your Song Presents Sa Kanya Pa Rin (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
3. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
5. SOP Fully Charged (GMA-7) - 11.3%
6. Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
7. Dear Friend: My Christmas List (GMA-7) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 9.9%
8. GMA Flash Report: Martial Law Sa Maguindanao (GMA-7) - 9.5%
9. Dragonball GT (GMA-7) - 7.8%
10. Ryukendo (GMA-7) - 7.4%

1. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 26.9%
2. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
3. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 24.9%
4. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
5. 24 Oras Special Edition (GMA-7) - 23.2%
6. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%
7. StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 19.8%
8. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 18.8%
9. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 15.6%
10. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%

Source: TNS

Scene: Sexbomb “Bilog Na Hugis Itlog" Sing and Dance Instructional Video Teach Us How to Vote

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GMA Network's Voter Education Project presents the catchy instructional jingle "Bilog na Hugis Itlog" performed by Sexbomb dancers for the upcoming elections.

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2009 Anak TV Seal Awards - List of Winners

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The Anak TV Seal Award is being awarded by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television for all the kid-friendly TV personalities and programs which are best examples for the viewing children.

Anak TV Seal Award winners were determined through a survey in which the respondents are all children.

The programs awarded with the 2009 Anak TV Seal are the following:

Most Admired Male TV Personalities

Zaijan Jaranilla
Ryan Agoncillo
Gerald Anderson
Kim Atienza
Julius Babao
John Lloyd Cruz
Mike Enriquez
Ted Failon
Edu Manzano
Cesar Montano
Piolo Pascual
Vic Sotto
Gary Valenciano

Most Admired Female TV Personalities

Kris Aquino
Kim Chiu
Sharon Cuneta
Anne Curtis
Karen Davila
Sarah Geronimo
Toni Gonzaga
Angel Locsin
Maja Salvador
Korina Sanchez
Jessica Soho
Mel Tiangco
Vilma Santos

Most Well-Liked TV Programs

Abante Pilipinas
Biz News
Code Red
Heart to Heart
Money Matters
Negosyo, Atbp.
Oras ng Himala
Power To Unite
Republic Service
The Young Once

Kabuhayang Swak na Swak
May Bukas Pa
Pilipinas, GKNB?
Rated K
Salamat Dok!
Wonder Mom

NET 25
In Good Shape
Tomorrow Today

Bread n’ Butter
Doc on TV
Good Morning Kuya
Munting Pangarap
Serbisyo Publiko
Sports 37

Art Angel
Batang Bibbo
Happy Land
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
Kay Susan Tayo
Lovely Day
Wish Ko Lang

QTV 11
Ang Pinaka
Kids on Q

Asin at Ilaw
Buhay Pinoy
Gabay at Aksyon

Gourmet Everyday
Y Speak

The awarding of this year's winners will be held on December 8, 2009 at the Soka Gakkai Auditorium in Quezon City.

Aljur Abrenica Covers GARAGE Magazine and MEG Magazine December/January 2010 Issue

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Despite the "not-so-big" performance of his last movie "Nandito Ako.." opposite Kris Bernal, Garage Magazine and Meg Magazine still describe Kapuso hunk Aljur Abrenica as the hottest next big star in local showbiz in their December 2009/January 2010 issue.

Aside from gracing the covers of this two leading magazines, Aljur was also chosen as one of Cosmopolitan’s Centerfold Hunk for 2009, Sexiest Bachelor of 2009 by S Magazine, Metro Mag's Bodies for 2009, and Chalk Magazine's 75 Hottest Guys for 2009.

PBB Double UP Update: Yuri Okawa is the Fifth Evictee from the PBB House

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Yuri Okawa, the 25-year-old "Multilingual Hottie ng Japan" is the 5th evictee of ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up.

Here is the actual result of the official "vote to evict" poll:

Yuri – 26.52%
Mariel – 22.94%
Carol – 17.25%
Hermes – 9.80%
Rocky – 7.01%
Sam – 4.67%
Patrick – 3.90%
Rica – 1.60%
Cathy – 1.58%
Kath – 1.53%
Melai – 1.08%
Tibo – 0.74%
Jason – 0.60%
Paul Jake – 0.46%
Johan – 0.32%

Paolo Bediones Transfers to TV5, Becoming the First "Ka-Shake" Exclusive Talent

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GMA-7 homegrown talent, Paolo Bediones, leaves the Kapuso network and transferred to TV5 as the first exclusive "Ka-Shake" talent.

"It was the hardest decision I had to make, career-wise," said the 35-year-old TV personality.

"To be able to decide whether I would stay with GMA-7 or to go to TV5, ang daming sleepless nights. Hindi ako makapaniwala na nandoon ako sa sitwasyon na 'yon na I had the opportunity to decide."

Paolo related that before coming up with a final decision, he had to endure two weeks of negotiations between GMA-7 and TV5.

He said "I had the best of both worlds, you see. TV5, they were offering something new; GMA-7, they were offering a fresh contract again. Nandoon talaga lahat ng mga elements of a situation wherein mahihirapan ka talaga."

Paolo was also thinking about his future plans for his career. He recalled, "After the second season ng Survivor Philippines, nararamadaman ko na na parang, 'Saan ako pupunta? Ano na ang gagawin ko?"

"Next year, puro franchise ang mao-offer sa akin, will I be hoping and praying na sa akin mapunta? Kasi, 'yong career ko hybrid, e. Wala namang ganung career talaga, di ba? It's either actor ka or singer ka or host ka or newscaster ka. Ako 'yong pahalu-halo, 'tapos ang format ko sa News and Public Affairs was Survivor, Extra Challenge, Tok Tok Tok, hindi siya talaga pang-News and Public Affairs."

So, what was the offer of TV5 that he couldn't resist?

Paolo, who signed a three-year contract with TV5, said, "Ultimately, what made me decided was that the offer of TV5 included a position in management. 'Yon ang gusto natin talaga—ang maging instrumento sa pagbabago ng industriya natin, mayroon tayong ide-develop na mga talent, mayroon din tayong mga shows na iko-conceptualize din. 'Yon talaga ang nagpa-decide sa akin."

He added, "After the [Survivor Philippines: Palau] finale, nag-iisip na talaga ako, 'What's gonna happen to me what do I wanna do?' Then, TV5 came with a very fresh offer nga, 'yon nga, a management position and opportunity to do things I've never done in my life."

For 14 years, Paolo had become the face of several successful shows of GMA Network. He started his career as a commercial model but the Kapuso network discovered his hosting talent and placed him on his first television project "Channel S" in 1995. He also became one of the hosts of "Mornings @ GMA". In 1999, he hosted the magazine show "Extra! Extra!" which eventually became the extra hit "Extra Challenge". Extra Challenge started the era of Philippine TV's reality shows. His last projects with GMA-7 was the hit reality show Survivor Philippines Seasons 1 & 2.

Paolo also crossed-over to the field of acting via the films "Walang Kapalit" in 2003 and "Exodus" in 2005, and in the GMA primetime series "Captain Barbell".

Carla Abellana, Karylle, Angel Jacob, et al Cover MEGA Magazine December 2009 Issue

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Kapuso star Carla Abellana, Kapamilya actresses Karylle and Angel Jacob together with other showbiz and fashion industries' "IT" girls cover MEGA's "Women to Watch" December 2009 issue.

On the cover from left are Carla Abellana, Divine Lee, Sara Black, Karylle and Solenn Huessaff.

Opposite page from left are Angel Jacob, Hindy Tantoco, Amina Alunan, Rissa Mananquil and Raya Mananquil.

MEGA Magazine December 2009 issue is now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.

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