2010 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Venus Raj Dethroned

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In less than one month after nyang makoronahan bilang Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, nakatakdang bawiin ng Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) ang korona ng half-Indian, half-Filipina na si Maria Venus Bayonito Raj dahil sa issue ng kanyang nationality.

Ayon kay Jenny Inocencio-Marcial, Corporate Affairs and PR Manager ng BPCI, nakita ng BPCI na may inconsistencies sa statements ni Venus at ng kanyang ina, at sa legal documents na isinumite nina Venus sa mga abugado ng BPCI bilang patunay ng kanyang nasyunalidad.

"We found inconsistencies in their statements. Both Venus and her mother said she was born in Doha, Qatar, while yung na-submit nilang legal documents say she was born in the Philippines," pahayag ni Ms. Marcial.

At sa official statement ng BPCI, sinabi nito na tuluyan na ngang tinanggal ang korona sa dalaga, "Today March 29, 2010, Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. decided, with a heavy heart, to let Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010 Maria Venus Raj go, after the organization discovered inconsistencies contained in her birth records, in contrast to her personal account of her birth."

Dahil sa mga pangyayari, ang 2nd runner-up na si Helen Nicolette Mercado Henson ang siyang magsusuot ng korona at magre-represent sa Pilipinas sa darating na 59th Miss Universe Pageant in August.

Matatandaang ang pagkuwestiyon din sa nasyunalidad ang naging dahilan ng pagkakabawi ng korona kina Anjanette Abayari (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1991), Tisha Silang (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1998), at Janelle Bautista (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1999). Ipinanganak at lumaki sa U.S. sina Anjanette at Janelle, habang sa Canada naman si Tisha.

Sharon Cuneta Opens Her Wack-Wack Doors in YES! Magazine April 2010 Issue

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When the cameras stop rolling, Megastar Sharon Cuneta heads home to Wack-Wack, where she becomes just like any other wife and mother that tends to her family's needs. YES! magazine captures the Megastar at home this April, as Sharon opens the doors to her Wack-Wack home for the first time ever.

The Wack-Wack residence has a warm and cozy feel. The living rooms showcase souvenirs from Sharon's travels and various paintings by esteemed artists like Juan Luna and Mauro "Malang" Santos. Photos of daughters Frankie, Miel, and KC are also prominently displayed in the living room. As Sharon tells YES!, "You know, my smiles that are really from my heart of hearts, they're the ones reserved for my kids, 'cause they're the only ones that can bring them out."

Her smile gets even brighter at the mention of the latest addition to her family—her adopted three-month-old son Miguel. Sharon shares, "After my three girls, parang I was thinking how nice it would be to adopt a boy."

When the opportunity finally presented itself, Sharon just knew in her heart that Miguel was meant for her. But first, she had Frankie and Miel to worry about. "Kinausap namin, because that was one of the concerns, parang baka magselos," she says. "But you know what, oddly enough, I think it will balance out the rivalry between the two. Because there's rivalry whether they admit it or not, e, di ba? Actually that's what happened. Miguel balanced it out."

A self-confessed homebody, Sharon also talks about cooking with her kids and teaching them her specialties, as YES! features her home in more than 70 photos.

A 10th Anniversary Special, the April issue also features the red carpet photos of the star-studded YES! 10th Anniversary Party.

YES! Magazine April 2010 issue is available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.

TV5, The Kapatid Network - List of Shows

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If the two giant networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7 are widely known as Kapuso and Kapamilya, TV5, the Novaliches-based station positioned itself under the brand ID "Kapatid."

The Kapatid Network has officially launched its claim as the third wheel in local TV landscape in a very explosive and extravagant trade launch was staged last March 25, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Here is TV5’s current roster of programs presented during the trade launch:

Pidol’s Wonderland - family event show starring Dolphy airing Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

My Darling Aswang - Vic Sotto’s hit comedy-horror movie gets a TV spin with Daiana Menezes as the aswang every Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

House or Not - a new game show every Tuesday at 8 p.m. hosted by Joey de Leon.

Face To Face - first "Talak-serye" on Philippine TV with Amy Perez doing a la Jerry Springer.

Juicy - daily morning showbiz oriented talk show with Cristy Fermin joining Alex Gonzaga and IC Mendoza as main host.

5 Star Specials - primetime Monday drama anthology program featuring Maricel Soriano, Ruffa Gutierrez, etc.

Midnight DJ - a horror/suspense series where Oyo Boy Sotto plays a disc jockey who tries to find solution to paranormal stories of his listeners.

Moomoo & Me - TV sitcom starring John Prats, Yayo Aguila, William Martinez and BJ Forbes.

BFGF (Boyfriend, Girlfriend) - teen oriented show starring Chris Cayzer, Kean Cipriano of Callalily, Alex Gonzaga, Angelo Patrimonio, Zyrus “Poknat" Desamparado, JR de Guzman, Nico Ibaviosa, Asistio Sisters, Louise delos Reyes, Dianne Medina, John Manalo, Tuesday Vargas and Ramon Christopher. The show which will start airing on April 4 at 4 p.m. will be under the direction of Joyce Bernal.

Lokomoko U - Wednesday night weekly gag show starring Alex Gonzaga, Pauleen Luna and JC de Vera. Directed by Al Tantay.

Talentadong Pinoy - Pinoy talent-search program hosted by Ryan Agoncillo.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Saturday night game show hosted by Vic Sotto.

Everybody Hapi - weekly comedy show starring John Estrada, Alex Gonzaga and Nova Villa.

P.O.5 - Sunday noontime variety show hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez, Ryan Agoncillo, John Estrada, JC de Vera, and Alex Gonzaga.

Paparazzi - Sunday showbiz talk/news show with Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristy Fermin, Jon Santos, and Dolly Anne Carvajal as the hosts.

Totoo TV - comedy reality program featuring the comical tandem of Ariel and Maverick.

The comeback of children show Batibot.

The News and Information set-up has also gone stronger with new shows and new faces on board. Among them are Cheryl Cosim, Erwin Tulfo, Shawn Yao, Chris Tiu, Ariel and Maverick and head for News and Information Luchi Cruz-Valdez. They now join familiar TV5 faces that include Paolo Bediones, Martin Andanar, Cheri Mercado, Jove Francisco, Lourd de Veyra, and others. Some of the new "News and Information" shows are:

Ako Mismo - hosted by Chris Tiu which will tell some of the inspiring stories of modern Filipino icons.

Aksyon - the station's primetime newscast anchored by Paolo Bediones and Cheryl Cosim, airs weeknights at 9 p.m.

Sapul! - features hot off the grill news, strong commentary, ang programang walang sinisino. Hosted by Erwin Tulfo, Martin Andanar, Lourd de Veyra and Shawn Yao. Sapul premieres on Monday, April 5, at 5:30 in the morning.

USI (Under Special Investigation) - anchored by Paolo Bediones, this new current affairs program which airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. , takes an in-depth look into controversial personalities and the latest hot-button political issues.

Tutok Tulfo - investigative program by Erwin Tulfo.

Timbangan - another public affairs program.

Dokumentado, Lupet - a new documentary program.

In just a matter of months and weeks, the Kapatid Network was able to convince stars like Maricel Soriano, Paolo Bediones, Ruffa Gutierrez, JC de Vera, John Prats, Rainier Castillo, and Comedy King Dolphy to sign up with them. The new recruits will complement the station's previous batch of stars led by Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Lucy Torres-Gomez, and Ryan Agoncillo.

Other Kapatid roster of talents are John Estrada, Oyo Sotto, Pauleen Luna, Alex Gonzaga, Amy Perez, Vandolph, Daiana Menezes, Jeffery Quizon, Erwin Tulfo, poet and writer Lourd de Veyra, Ariel & Maverick, Tuesday Vargas, Mr. Fu, Valeen Montenegro, William Martinez, Yayo Aguila, Jon Avila, Nova Villa, Eric Quizon, IC Mendoza, Cristy Fermin, Carla Humpries, Jenny Miller, Apple Chiu, Jan Nieto, Chris Cayzer, and Edgar Allan Guzman.

TV5 has now the advantages in financial resources. The third placer network has now the capability of producing more shows and improve its content.

In the Ad Congress, Mr. Manny Pangilinan, the network's Chairman, laid out the following plans and goals for TV5:

* Use high-def production equipment, tapeless digital system, and improve their transmission through more powerful transmitters nationwide.

* Beef up their news department five times bigger than it is now, and not only come out with new shows.

* Develop their own talents.

* Put up their own film division and produce more movies than the combined output of the two leading networks now.

TV5 is now powered by MediaQuest, the investee company of PLDT's Beneficial Trust Fund that first launched mobile TV in the country with MyTV, as well as PLDT's Watchpad and Smart's Sandbox. It also owns Cignal, the first digital direct to home satellite service with high definition nationwide.

The TV5 team is now headed by President-CEO Ray Espinosa and EVP and COO Roberto V. Barreiro.

Will this new leadership beat ABS-CBN 2 and GMA-7 from the top slot they both claim or continue to settle for the third spot where TV5 is now?

Let's see...

Carl Guevara Covers Men's Health Philippines April 2010 Issue

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Carl Guevara is Men's Health Philippines guy this month April 2010.

According to Carl, "I focus on working out kasi hindi ko pwedeng pabayaan ang sarili ko." That must be the reason why the new Kapuso actor enrolled himself in a surfing lesson this summer.

Also in this issue of Men's Health Magazine are "Amazing new workout to sculpt your abs," "10 fast food fixes," "12-minute muscle plan," "MHP special report titled 'How Safe is our Water'," and many more.

Men's Health Philippines April 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Working Girls 2010 - Movie Trailer and Poster

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The liberated working women in 80's film "Working Girls" will given a new touch by Viva Films with the title "Working Girls 2010" and it will starred by Ruffa Gutierrez, Iza Calzado, Cristine Reyes, Jennylyn Mercado and Eugene Domingo.

Also in the cast are Eula Valdez, Bianca King, Mylene Dizon, Cherie Gil, GMA Films Executive Joey Abacan, and few of the original cast such as Carmi Martin, Rio Locsin, Maria Isabel Lopez and Ms. Gina PareƱo.

Boys in the cast are Rafael Rosell, Antonio Aquitania, Jao Mapa, Biboy Ramirez and Ricky Davao.

The movie which will be shown in theaters nationwide on April 21, 2010 is under the direction of Jose Javier Reyes and co-produced by Regal Films, GMA Films and Unitel Pictures.

"Working Girls 2010"

Working Girls - Full Trailer:

Piolo Pascual, Angel Locsin and the 2010 Sexiest Celebrities on StarStudio Magazine April 2010 Issue

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Kapamilya stars Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin topped the 2010 Sexiest Celebrities listed in StarStudio Magazine April 2010 issue.

Others who made it to the elite list are:

Albert Martinez
Andi Eigenmann
Atom Araullo
Bea Alonzo
Chris Tiu
Dennis Trillo
Gloria Diaz
Jodi Sta. Maria
Joem Bascon
Judy Ann Santos
Maricar Reyes
Matteo Guidicelli
Sam Milby
Ted Failon

Incidentally, Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin cover the said issue which can now be sold at all magazine stands nationwide.

23rd Kids Choice Awards – Winners

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Here is the complete list of 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Nominees and Winners:

Favorite TV Show
iCarly - winner
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite TV Actor
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
- winner
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
- winner
Keke Palmer

Favorite Music Group
Black Eyed Peas
- winner
Jonas Brothers
Linkin Park

Favorite Female Singer
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift
- winner

Favorite Male Singer
- winner
Sean Kingston

Favorite Song
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Paparazzi, Lady Gaga
Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus
You Belong with Me, Taylor Swift
- winner

Favorite Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
- winner
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Cutest Couple
Edward and Bella
Jacob and Bella
- winner
Neytiri and Jake
The Obamas

Favorite Movie Actor
Zac Efron
Taylor Lautner
- winner
Shia LeBeouf
Tyler Perry

Favorite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock
Miley Cyrus
- winner
Megan Fox
Zoe Saldana

Favorite Cartoon
The Penguins of Madagascar
Phineas and Herb
The Simpsons
SpongeBob Squarepants
- winner

Favorite Reality Show
American Idol
- winner
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick
Misty May Treanor
- winner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Favorite Male Athlete
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Ryan Sheckler
- winner
Shaun White

Favorite Video Game
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mario Kart
- winner
Wii Fit
Wii Sports Resort

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
- winner
Twilight series
Vampire Diaries series
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Favorite Animated Movie
A Christmas Carol
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Monsters vs. Aliens
- winner

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Jim Carrey, A Christmas Carol
- winner
Seth Rogen, Monsters vs Aliens
Ray Romano, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinsosaurs
Reese Witherspoon, Monsters vs Aliens

Nickelodeon's Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 were held on March 27 at the Nell and John Wooden Court of Pauley Pavilion, on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. The show was hosted by Kevin James (The King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond).

Glee Season 2 Premieres on April 13

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Attention all Gleeks!

The highly anticipated spring premiere of Glee Season 2 will be aired at a special time on Tuesday, April 13 (9:28-10:30 PM ET/PT), following American Idol on Fox.

Broadway superstars Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff guest stars in this season's debut episode called "Hell-o".

Hell-o synopsis:

Glee picks up as New Directions is fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals and feeling on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals – incuding a memorable rendition of The Beatles’ "Hello, Goodbye." But when Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn’s (Cory Monteith) budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor Jesse St. James (guest star Jonathan Groff), it threatens to derail the entire club. Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) pays a visit to Shelby Corcoran (guest star Idina Menzel), coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse’s motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with Emma (Jayma Mays) to the next level? And to top it all off, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club.

Glee stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.

Glee is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

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