Toni Gonzaga Official Statement on Cancellation of Movie with Robin Padilla

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Toni Gonzaga's supposedly movie with Robin Padilla was canceled by its producer Star Cinema after 6 days of shooting. But Toni felt no ill-feelings towards the management of Star Cinema and rather take what happened as an opportunity to do better on her other projects.

"I have this ano, ugali na, when something doesn’t push through, hindi ako naghihinanakit, hindi ako nag-tetake ng grudge against anybody kasi alam ko there’s better things to come and maybe it wasn’t really meant to be. Ganun lang, everything works for good and everything happens for a reason kaya walang kailangang hinanakit or anything," she said.

She also posted a statement relating to this incident on her facebook fan page. Read below:

"Yes the movie will not be pushing through. Please tell everyone that is not the mgt’s decision. It is for the better and mgt has promised a better movie project for me. Walang kasalanan ang ABS, there is a bigger issue behind this. I know God has a better plan for me. He always protects me. Lets continue to be hopeful and positive…. God always has bigger plans than what we have for ourselves diba…. everything is a blessing in disguise….. God is good all the time… Love you all!!!! Wag na kayo ma hurt sa nangyayari… Everything will turn out well…. I trust the Lord…."


AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings (July 5 - 7): "Endless Love Snatched the Top Spot from Agua Bendita"

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on July 5 - 7, 2010:

July 5, Monday

Daytime:
1. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 7.2%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 6.6%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) / Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 6.2%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 4.8%
6. Wipeout (GMA-7) - 4.3%
7. Danz Showdown (GMA-7) / Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 3.9%
8. Impostor (ABS-CBN) / Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
9. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 3%
10. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 2.5%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 13.7%
3. Endless Love (GMA-7) / Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
5. Diva (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 12.1%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 10%
9. Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) - 9.1%
10. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%

July 6, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.2%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 7.5%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.9%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.7%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
6. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 5%
7. Wipeout (GMA-7) - 4.2%
8. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 4%
9. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
10. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%

Primetime:
1. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 15.4%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
3. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 13.9%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 13.2%
6. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
7. Diva (GMA-7) - 11.9%
8. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 11.7%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%

July 7, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 7.2%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 6.7%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 5.9%
4. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 5.5%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) - 4.7%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
7. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 3.9%
8. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 3.8%
9. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%
10. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%

Primetime:
1. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 14.3%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14%
3. Diva (GMA-7) - 13.4%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
5. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 12.4%
6. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 11.9%
7. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 9.2%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 8.4%
10. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 7.7%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.


Kantar Media/TNS National Household TV Ratings (July 5 - 8): "Basahang Ginto Climbs to Number 1 Spot"

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs on the overnight survey of Kantar Media (formerly TNS) among National households on July 5 - 8, 2010:

July 5, Monday

Daytime:
1. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 15.3%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
4. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 14.2%
5. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
6. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
7. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 12.9%
8. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 12.2%
9. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
10. Wipeout (GMA-7) - 10.9%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 39.8%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 33.2%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 32.6%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
5. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.2%
7. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 21.5%
8. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 20.7%
9. Diva (GMA-7) - 17.6%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%

July 6, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
3. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 14%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.6%
5. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
6. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
7. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 12.5%
8. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 11.7%
9. Wipeout (GMA-7) - 10.9%
10. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 39.6%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 33.8%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 32.9%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
5. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 24.7%
6. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 21.8%
8. Diva (GMA-7) - 18.9%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 16.8%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%

July 7, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 14.3%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
4. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) / Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 13.3%
5. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 12.1%
6. Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) - 11.2%
7. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
9. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
10. Danz Showdown (GMA-7) - 8%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 40.2%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 34.2%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 30.8%
4. Endless Love (GMA-7) / Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 24.2%
5. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22%
7. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 21.1%
8. Diva (GMA-7) - 18.7%
9. Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) - 16.1%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%

July 8, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 14.9%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 14.1%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
4. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
5. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 11.4%
6. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 10.9%
7. Laf En Rol (GMA-7) - 10.2%
8. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
9. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) / Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%
10. One Piece (GMA-7) - 7.3%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 41.9%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 39.6%
3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 32.8%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 28.5%
5. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 24.3%
6. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
7. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 21.6%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 21.4%
9. Diva (GMA-7) - 19.4%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%

Source: Kantar Media / TNS


Denise Laurel and Rafael Rosell Star in Precious Hearts Romances Presents Martha Cecilia's "Midnight Phantom"

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In celebration of its first anniversary, ABS-CBN's hit afternoon drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents features a premium and highly anticipated TV series that will surely capture the hearts and imagination of the viewers-- PHR presents Martha Cecilia's Midnight Phantom!


Based from the popular local romance novel authored by Martha Cecilia and directed by multi-awarded box office director Cathy Garcia-Molina, PHR presents Martha Cecilia's Midnight Phantom is topbilled by hunk model-actor Rafael Rosell and actress-singer Denise Laurel. Both Rafael and Denise starred in several PHR series including Bud Brothers, You’re Mine Only Mine and Substitute Bride. But Midnight Phantom is the first TV drama that will be launch them as an official loveteam, a milestone that their fans really celebrated.


PHR presents Martha Cecilia's Midnight Phantom is a story about love, passion, betrayal and vengeance. It revolves around the life of the mysterious radio DJ Brandon (Rafael) who is well-known to his listeners as the "Midnight Phantom." Full of twists and turns, viewers will be lured with Brandon's "scarred past" and his unique way of captivating women with his sweet words. Being famous, a beautiful college student named Nadja (Denise) falls in love with his voice and eventually would do anything just to meet this adored DJ. With this, it was easy for Brandon to convince Nandja to join him in the "Phantom Island," where a dark secret from the past will be revealed and will change their lives forever.

In an exclusive interview with Rafael and Denise, both expressed their excitement over the forthcoming launch of their first romantic-drama-suspense series together.

According to Denise, Midnight Phantom is different from the other PHR series that she did. "It’s not your typical love story. Dito, maraming istoryang patong-patong, even the characters themselves discover and are surprised with the things that are laid out in front of them. The viewers, especially the young people, should watch it because we can learn something from this to avoid committing mistakes."

When asked about their characters, Denise and Rafael shared that it's something that will catch the interest of the audience because of its peculiarity. "Si Brandon ay sampung taong na-depress. Meron siyang malaking scar sa mukha na nagpapaalala sa kanya ng kanyang madilim na nakaraan. Challenging 'yung role kasi Brandon's character is rough pero hindi bastos. He's careless and full of mystery,” said Rafael.

Denise, on the other hand, can somehow identify to her role as Nadja. "We’re both very malambing. But unlike Nadja who is naïve and well-protected, I grew up strong and very independent." Kwento pa ni Denise, naging madali para sa kanyang mahalin ang character niya dahil na rin sa tulong ni Raf. "Raf and I, we grew up as buddies since Ang TV days. At first, it was difficult to look at him as a leading man, and him to look at me as a leading lady since we knew each other for a long, long time. But it’s also because of that why we clicked. We work together as a loveteam. So we help each other out in days na puyat kami. We always guarded each other."

Also starring Charee Pineda, Jommy Teotico at Hansen Nichols, Midnight Phantom features critically-acclaimed indie actor JM de Guzman and seasoned actors Spanky Manikan, Beverly Salviejo, and Cris Villanueva. The TV series also highlights the special participation of Ms. Ina Raymundo as Anya.


Will love be enough to bury the painful memories of the past? Discover the secrets of the Midnight Phantom and be hooked with this one-of-a-kind dark love story that will change young afternoon viewing habit. Don’t miss the well-loved pocketbook novel-turned-TV series PHR presents Martha Cecilia’s Midnight Phantom, starting July 12, 5:25 pm, weekdays before Momay on ABS-CBN Hapontastic.


Baron Geisler, Stuck With 'Kontrabida' Roles?

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Without a doubt, Baron Geisler's acting is superb. He has proven his worth with his notable character portrayals in different movies and television projects but, is he really stuck on the other side of the story as he plays ‘kontrabida’ roles in almost all his recent projects?

"Hindi naman ako na-stuck. I’d rather think of it this way—my versatility is tested everytime kapag kontrabida yung role na ginagampanan ko. I find it more challenging talaga. And since ganung roles ang madalas na inooffer sakin, who am I to refuse lalo na if the story is beautiful. Siguro nagkakataon lang rin talaga na ganun. But I’m not stuck. I can be as versatile as I can," Baron detailed in an interview.

According to the director of Agimat presents Elias Paniki, Dondon Santos, "Walang dudang magaling na aktor si Baron. Effective siyang gumanap sa kahit anong role. Kaya nga marami rin siguro projects ang bata dahil mahusay."

Don’t miss the next episode of Agimat presents Elias Paniki this Saturday as Baron (as Alexander) and Jake (as Elias) battles it off on ABS-CBN after TV Patrol Sabado.


Who Will Face Death in "Rubi"?

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Hindi pa rin humuhupa ang "Rubi" mania. Kahit pa nasa late timeslot ang nasabing serye at marami na ring nagsusuluputang iba pang primetime series, patuloy pa rin ang pag-ariba sa ratings ang “Rubi” at gumagawa pa rin ng ingay sa print at online media.


Halos anim na libong mga fans na ang sumali sa official fan page ng Rubi sa Facebook kung saan nila pinapahayag ang kanilang mga saloobin at papuri para sa nabanggit na programa.

"Convincing ang acting ni Angelica Panganiban! pak na pak sa comedy at drama! Totally explosive nga naman!," ayon sa isang FB member. "Wala talagang kakupas kupas si Ms. Cherry Pie! The best talaga pagdating sa aktingan! Kaya ‘di nauubusan ng projects sa ABS-CBN," pahayag naman ng isang avid follower ng Rubi.

Samantala, sa pagpapatuloy ng story nito, isa sa mga karakter ang manganganib ang buhay at haharap sa kamatayan. Sino siya?

Alamin ngayong linggo at huwag palalampasin ang isang biglaang insidente na magdudulot ng pagbabago sa buhay ni "Rubi", Monday to Friday after ng "Magkaribal" sa ABS-CBN.


Maja Salvador is Lady Gaga? Lady Gaga is Maja Salvador? Huh?!?

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Inspired ng hit afternoon series na Impostor ang episode ng Sharon ngayong Linggo.

Magrelax at maaliw sa "Impostor Night" tampok ang mga hot Kapamilya stars na magiging mga "impostor" ng ilan sa mga kilalang international artists. Abangan kung paano magta-transform bilang si Lady Gaga ang bida ng Impostor na si Maja Salvador.


Tiyak na mapapaindak naman ang lahat sa paghataw ni Bangs Garcia, kasama ang Star Magic Girls na sina Cass, Heidi, Dionne at Gee-Ann, na mag-a-ala-Pussycat Dolls at ang Star Magic Boys na sina Sam, AJ, Aaron at Sergio na magpapahiyaw ng mga kababaihan tulad ng sikat na K-Pop boyband na Super Junior.


Huwag palampasin ang nag-iisang musical variety night show "kung saan lagi kang kasama," Sharon, Linggo, July 11, pagkatapos ng Rated K sa ABS-CBN.


Eugene Domingo is "Inday Wanda" - Trailer

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Blockbuster comedienne Eugene Domingo will soon star in her first TV5 sitcom titled "Inday Wanda".


Wanda (Eugene Domingo) is a magical shaman sent by her elders to the city to guard a portal thru which ancient evils will be unleashed once again! The portal is a house and Wanda takes residence as a housemaid to the family that lives there.

"Si Inday Wanda po ay galing sa isang mundo. Siya ‘yung masipag, puro ang pag-iisip, gustong makatulong. Sa mundo nila, alam nilang kailangan nilang proteksiyonan ang mga tao dito sa lupa. Kaya siya si Inday Wanda, wonder. Wanda!," according to Eugene.

Inday Wanda is written by Dwight Gaston and directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. Also starring in the sitcom are Cogie Domingo, Ella Cruz and Ariel Rivera.

The magical word of Wanda hits primetime soon on TV5.

Inday Wanda- Trailer:




Adam Lambert Live in Manila!

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American Idol Season 8 finalist and now a smash hit recording artist Adam Lambert will be here in Manila on October 10 for a solo concert.


Just like AI Season 7 alumnus David Cook and David Archuleta, and his AI Season 8 archrival Kris Allen, Adam will also stage his upcoming concert at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

Adam is the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America. He released his debut album "For Your Entertainment" in November 2009, via RCA Records/19 Recordings. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in December 2009, selling 198,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.


62nd Emmy Awards - 2010 Nominees

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Here are the list of nominees in the major categories of the 62nd Emmy Awards (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences), which will be handed out on August 29 live on NBC with Late Night-er Jimmy Fallon as the event host:

Outstanding Drama

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Lost
Mad Men
True Blood
The Good Wife

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Mariska Hargitay (Special Victims Unit)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Matthew Fox (Lost)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Terry O' Quinn (Lost)
Martin Short (Damages)
John Slattery (Mad Men)

Outstanding Comedy

30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Lea Michele (Glee)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men)
Chris Colfer (Glee)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Outstanding Reality Show Host

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
Heidi Klum (Project Runway)
Jeff Probst (Survivor)

Outstanding Reality Show Competition

Project Runway
Top Chef
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
American Idol

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

The Pacific (HBO)
Return to Cranford (PBS)

Outstanding TV Movie

Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (History)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)


Christian Bautista Launches "Afraid For Love to Fade" Music Video. And Oh, He's Shirtless!

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After doing the ramp without his shirt on for Bench Uncut fasion show and a print ad for Gold's Gym, no one can stop Christian Bautista for showing more skin. And this time for the music video of his latest song "Afraid For Love to Fade" off of her "Romance Revisited" album.

Afraid For Love to Fade - Music Video:




Charlie Green "Pers Lab" Music Video

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Former Britain's Got Talent discovery and now Viva Artist Center talent Charlie Green released the music video of his rendition of Hotdog's hit song "Pers Lab".

This video features Nadine Lustre of the Pop Girls.


"Pers Lab" is the carrier single of his Philippine album called "A Friend Like You" produced by Viva Records.

Pers Lab - Music Video:




TV5 Uses Portable News5 Live Pack for News Coverage

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TV5 introduced yet another innovation in live television news coverage during the June 30 inauguration of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III with the use of the News5 Live Pack.


According to a report provided by TV5, the News5 Live Pack is a high definition camera and transmitter set-up that can be carried by a single cameraman wearing a regular-sized backpack. With this new equipment, TV5 is able to broadcast live, whether fixed or moving, from practically anywhere in the country using wireless broadband technology.

Using a News5 Live Pack, TV5 aired high-quality, live moving video as it followed the Aquino convoy from Times Street in Quezon City to the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. A separate News5 Live Pack showed then Vice President-elect Jejomar Binay inside the Manila Hotel as he prepared for the inauguration. Another News5 Live Pack carried live interviews from the crowd gathered in front of the Quirino Grandstand. All these plus other live broadcasts were accomplished without the use of old-style microwave vans and satellite trucks.

"Our News5 Live Pack puts us at the leading edge of TV news technology," said Luchi Cruz-Valdes, TV5 News and Information head. "We are taking the reporting of news as it happens, from where it happens, to a new level."

TV5 News Operations head DJ Sta. Ana added, "The News5 Live Pack gives us the ability to deploy news crews rapidly, and these news crews can remain highly mobile even as they are sending video back to base. These are things no other network can match at this time."

News5 Live Packs were recently sent to Batac, Ilocos Norte and Cebu City to cover breaking news stories. They are also used daily to provide live updates on the traffic situation around Metro Manila within the TV5 morning show Sapul.

Since the acquisition of TV5 by the Manny Pangilinan group, the network made use of new technology such as touch-screen monitors and virtual graphics. As part of its coverage of the recent automated elections, TV5 was also able to provide viewers with an analysis of the results because of its IT set-up and its tie-up with the Social Weather Station.


StarStudio Magazine July 2010 Issue Features John Lloyd Cruz and His Escalator Ride to Stardom

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After his much-talked about 'confession' on The Buzz and The Buzz Magazine where he admitted that he and Shaina Magdayao are now officially together, John Lloyd Cruz makes another surprise revelation in a special issue of StarStudio Magazine.


John Lloyd revisits his pre-showbiz days in "Before They Were Stars", an all-star feature celebrating 18 years of Star Magic. Star Magic (formerly the ABS-CBN Talent Management and Development Center) is the network’s arm that is devoted to seeking out and developing would-be stars. Many of today’s major stars—including some who are now with the rival network—started out with Star Magic years back.



In this special issue, John Lloyd talks about how he was discovered on an escalator ride in a mall in 1997. "Nasa Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall kami dahil ‘yun ang pinakamalapit sa bahay ko and we were going to watch Magic Temple. Kasama ko yung dalawang kaibigan ko at may isang lalakeng sumusunod sa akin. It came to a point na umakyat kami ng escalator, tapos bumaba kami, siya rin, bumaba. It came to a point na naka-tatlong ikot kami at naka-tatlong ikot din siya. Hanggang papasok na kami sa moviehouse at nagpakilala siya. Napaka-pleasant niya. Reggie Picayo ang pangalan niya, and he was my discoverer."

Three days after that encounter, Picayo called John Lloyd's parents and asked if they would allow their son to join show business. And the rest, as they say, is history.


Aside from John Lloyd, also featured on StarStudio Magazine are some of the country’s most talented and bankable stars including Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Kristine Hermosa, Diether Ocampo, Sam Milby, Angelica Panganiban, Shaina Magdayao, Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu. Learn more about the stars’ early struggles, how they were discovered, and how they rose to stardom and captured the hearts of Filipinos worldwide.

A must-have for every fan, StarStudio Magazine presents over 100 exclusive pre-stardom photos of Piolo, John Lloyd, Bea, Tin, Diet, Sam, Angelica, Shaina, Gerald, Kim, Jake Cuenca, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Melissa Ricks, Rayver Cruz, Roxanne Guinoo, Matt Evans, and Zanjoe Marudo.

Read more about how today’s biggest stars were discovered in this special "Before They Were Stars" issue of StarStudio Magazine, available at P90 per copy, only from ABS-CBN Publishing.


Filipino Heavyweights Get Ready! "Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition" Coming Soon on ABS-CBN

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Mula sa ABS-CBN, ang TV station na nagdala sa Pilipinas ng mga hit reality show na "Pinoy Big Brother," "Pinoy Dream Academy," at "Pinoy Fear Factor" comes the biggest and heaviest series na magdadala sa bansa ng bigat at lakas - "The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition!"


Unang sumikat ang The Biggest Loser sa United States, Australia, United Kingdom, at ilang bansa sa Asya dahil sa kakaiba nitong concept kung saan ang mga plus-size contestants nito ay dadaan sa matinding training at strict diet para subukan ang tatag ng katawan at will power para ma-achieve ang kanilang ultimate goal - bawasan ang kanilang timbang. Ang contestant na may pinakamalaking porsiyento ng nabawas na timbang ang mag-uuwi ng cash and prize package. At sa Pinoy Edition, asahan ang unexpected at kakaiba nitong Filipino twist.

Ang lahat ng may tapang ng loob na harapin ang bigating challenge ay pwedeng-pwedeng pumunta sa auditions on Friday, July 9, 10am until 4pm sa PBB Activity Area, 18 Eugenio Lopez Drive, Brgy South Triangle, Q.C.

Ang next audition naman ay sa July 16 at Metro Town Mall, Tarlac, July 30 Park Mall Cebu, August 6 sa Embarcadero de Legaspi, Legaspi City, at August 13 sa SM City Ilolo.

Invited mag-join ang mga babae na may weight na 200 lbs pataas or lalake may bigat na 250 lbs and up, 18 to 40 years of age, Filipino at may malakas na pangagatawan. Magdala lang ng valid ID and close-up and whole body pictures.


Kabayan Noli de Castro Makes Grand Return to DZMM

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Handa na ang buong bansa sa pagbabalik ni dating Vice-President Noli "Kabayan" De Castro sa radyo simula Lunes, July 12, ng umaga sa DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 at DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable ch. 26).

Muling maghahatid ng pinakamainit na balita at serbisyo publiko si Kabayan mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes, 5am-7am sa programang "Kabayan: Kapangyarihan ng Mamamayan, Balita at Talakayan."

"Excited akong bumalik sa broadcasting dahil ito ang first and one true love ko. Sabik na rin ako sa magiging pagtanggap ng tao sa aking pagbabalik," sabi ni Kabayan na kinikilala bilang isang icon sa broadcasting sa Pilipinas.

Sa pagdating ni De Castro, lalo pang lalakas ang umaga sa DZMM na tampok din ang mga programang "Tambalang Failon at Sanchez" kasama sina Ted Failon at Pinky Webb at “Dos Por Dos” kasama sina Anthony Taberna at Gerry Baja.

Kasabay ng pagbabalik ni Kabayan ang pagdiriwang ng ika-24 na taon ng DZMM, na kamakailan lang ay itinanghal na Radio Station of the Year sa The Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards.

"Sa pagbabalik ni Kabayan at sa pagdadala sa DZMM TeleRadyo sa iba’t ibang parte ng mundo, muling pinapatunayan ng DZMM na tunay kaming una sa balita at sa public service. Ito ay iniaalay naming lahat sa mga Pilipino,” sabi ni ABS-CBN Head for Manila Radio Division and Sports Peter Musngi.


"Suvivor Philippines Celebrity Edition" Castaways

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The cast and crew of "Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition" are now somewhere out there in an undisclosed location outside the Philippines with its new host Richard Gutierrez to shoot the show's full content.


The castaways which comprise of diverse personalities from local showbiz are still unknown as of the press time. But there are already some leaks that came out. A very reliable source said that star Struck V Ian Batherson is one of them, John Hall and Michell Madrigal are already confirmed castaways.

Rumors also has it that Diana Zubiri is in.

The rest of the castaways are sexy stars, TV hosts, models, singers, comedians and some other celebrities.

Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition is set to air by August or September of this year.


Tanya Markova Launches Self-titled Debut Album

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Tanya Markova, a band composed of Norma Love (Harlon Agsaoay), Iwa Motors (Gel del Pilar), Mowmow (Pipoy Alejandro), Heart Abunda (Jasper Borbajo), Rufa Mae Milby (Edu Broce), Rez Curtis (Rhan Sabas), Skrovak Iskopano (Kix Chavez), and Jennylyn Sucaldito (Kid Guevarra) is a walking contradiction. A band whose irreverent humor easily brings to mind Pinoy rock acts of the '90s and whose fondness for wearing make-up along with costumes bring back images of Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan circa 1975, Marilyn Manson and Kiss.

But all the comparisons end there. What's interesting about the up-and-coming band is that you'll be lured to think that you got them all figured out only to reconsider at the last minute after digesting the music.

The band calls their brand of music as "shock rock," which is quite an understatement given the group's impressive ability to mesh various genres with obvious ease and precision. Even more impressive is their knack for concocting catchy pop melodies weaved with dark nonsensical lyrics that are entertaining nonetheless.

"Teacher, teacher ako si Linda Blair / and the ghosts are everywhere / I can feel it in the air..." says the chorus of the song "Linda Blair."

"MIM" on the other hand resorts to witty wordplay to make fun of the dreaded mananggal: "Alma Concepcion slow motion pahid lotion na may potion / Alma Concepcion evolution transformation with emotion..."

Radio listeners and music video channel enthusiasts by now are familiar with the words "...Lagot ka na ang kamera may mahika / ano ang lohika kung ba't nahilo ka / mekaniko si Moniko ng makina ni Monica..." lifted from the single "Picture Picture"

It was a tricky route to take musically and artistically but it worked perfectly for the boys of Tanya Markova.


The band's self-titled debut album is under MCA Music Philippines with Jonathan Ong and former The Youth bassist Robert Javier sharing record producer credits.

Songs included in the album are:

1. Radio Inferno Intro
2. MIM
3. Disney
4. Picture Picture
5. Mag-Exorcise Tayo
6. Linda Blair
7. Psst
8. Hoy! Bampira Ako (Takot Ka Na?)
9. Bye Bye Mosquito
10. Sentimental Value
11. Jacuzzi
12. Reunion of Soul
13. Curfew
14. P.A. Roadie Fernandez
15. Nay Sama Ko
16. (a)Ninong
17. Disney Reprise
18. Psst Psst
19. Riot sa LRT
20. Radio Inferno Sign Off

"Sinadya namin talaga na iba iba 'yong genre kasi gusto namin makuha 'yong buong side ng audience," said del Pilar during the press launching held recently at Capones in Makati City.

"May mood swings kasi 'yong album," added Guevarra. "Depende rin sa mood ng tao kung ano 'yong gusto niyang pakinggan. So 'yon yung gusto naming iparating na hindi lang nagsi-stick sa isang formula."

Although the band's humor both onstage and record is an added attraction, Tanya Markova's unique music speaks loudly of innovation, promise and freshness—three key ingredients somewhat missing in today's mainstream local rock scene.


"Cinco" Episode Posters

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Star Cinema has released the episode posters for the upcoming horror flick, "Cinco".

Episode 1 – "Braso" starring Robi Domingo, AJ Perez and Sam Concepcion



Episode 2
– "Mata" starring Rayver Cruz and Maja Salvador



Episode 3 – "Mukha" starring Mariel Rodriguez



Episode 4
– "Paa" starring Jodie Sta. Maria



Episode 5 – "Puso" starring Pokwang and Zanjoe Marudo



Cinco is set for nationwide release on July 14, 2010.

2010 Philippines 40 Richest Man According to Forbes Magazine

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Here are the 2010 Top 10 Richest Men and Women in the Philippines according to the annual listing conducted by Forbes Magazine:


1. Henry Sy US$5 billion
2. Lucio Tan $2.1 billion
3. John Gokongwei Jr. $1.5 billion
4. Jaime Zobel de Ayala $1.4 billion
5. Andrew Tan $1.2 billion
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7. Enrique Razon Jr. $975 million
8. Beatrice Campos $840 million
9. George Ty $805 million
10. Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. $760 million
11. Inigo and Mercedes Zobel $ 730 million
12. David Consunji $715 million
13. Emilio T. Yap $665 million
14. Andrew Gotianun $500 million
15. Vivian Que Azcona $445 million
16. Oscar Lopez $420 million
17. Manuel Villar $380 million
18. Jon Ramon Aboitiz $360 million
19. Mariano Tan $330 million
20. Robert Coyuito, Jr. $310 million
21. Roberto ONgpin $300 million
22. Alfonso Yuchengco $260 million
23. Betty Ang $165 million
24. Enrique Aboitiz $150 million
25. Gilberto Duavit $145 million
26. Mynardo Jimenez $143 million
27. Felipe Gozon $120 million
28. Alfredo Ramos $117 million
29. Manuel Zamora $116 million
30. Wilfred Uytengsu, Jr. $115 million
31. Benjamin Romualdez $110 million
32. Wilfred King $100 million
33. Tomas Alcantara $99 million
34. Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr. $95 million
35. Frederick Dy $70 million
36. Eugenio Lopez III $68 million
37. Lourdes Montinola $65 million
38. Luis Virata $57 million
39. Jesus Tambunting $55 million
40. Philip Ang $50 million


Claudine, Anne And Richard Star in "In Your Eyes" from Viva and GMA Films

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GMA Films and Viva Entertainment work together to bring us the most romantic drama film this season, "In Your Eyes".


Topbilled by Claudine Barretto, Anne Curtis, and Richard Gutierrez, the movie revolves in the story of Ciara, played by Claudine Baretto, Julia, played by Anne Curtis and Storm, starred by Richard Gutierrez. The two sisters were caught in an unexpected love triangle with Storm.

Other members of the cast include Joel Torre, Maricar de Mesa, Leandro Muñoz and CJ Javarata, Nikki Bacolod and American actor Beau Ballinger.


The movie is directed by Mac Alejandre and will open in cinemas nationwide on August 18, 2010.


Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Spin It! Win It! - GMA's New Game Show

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As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, GMA Network rewards its loyal viewers with the launch of Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Spin it! Win it!, a new game show for all Kapuso viewers nationwide.

Premiering on July 20, Spin It! Win it! is a 10-minute game show hosted by TV host/comedian Joey de Leon and will air every Tuesday and Thursday before 24 Oras.

20 Kapuso stars will play in behalf of lucky home partners who will get a chance to win as much as P1 million in cash and prizes. Four Kapuso stars will each represent one of the five major regions in the country (NCR, North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao). All 20 celebrities will be positioned around a giant Kapuso wheel comprised of three spinning wheels with three kinds of pies: the transfer pie, multiplier pie, and sponsor's pie.

Five prizes will be given away every episode. One winner of the grand prize will be drawn from the winning region, and additional four home partners from the non-winning regions will each receive P10,000 in cash.

All winners will be announced on-air during the game and will also be notified via registered mail.

Catch the Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Spin it! Win it! mechanics plug on GMA-7 for further details. Participants may also call the promo hotline at 925-7372 (Metro Manila) or 1-800-925-7372 (outside Metro Manila).


"E-Live" Welcomes New Hosts Nikki Gil and Cesca Litton

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Bianca Gonzales who replaces Kris Aquino as SNN host and Toni Gonzaga who will be the new addition to the "The Buzz" family, will be replaced by two equally talented, smart and witty Kapamilya ladies, as the new host of "E-Live" or Entertainment Live, ABS-CBN's Saturday afternoon showbiz oriented talk show.

MYX VJ-Singer Nikki Gil and Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) showbiz correspondent (Jericho Rosales' new girlfriend) Cesca Litton will join Luis Manzano and Mariel Rodriguez in giving us the freshest showbiz scoop every Saturday afternoon.


Nikki Gil is set to enter E-Live right after she finishes her stint as Elle Woods on the musical "Legally Blonde," which will run until July 18 at the Meralco Theater.


American Idols Live! 2010 Tour Canceled and Rescheduled List

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Check out the brand-new schedule of American Idols Live! 2010 Tour:


The following shows have been re-scheduled

Bridgeport CT has moved from Sept 13 to July 9
Pittsburgh PA has moved from Sept 14 to July 21 – This is also a venue change and the show will now be held at First Niagara Pavilion
Des Moines IA has moved from Aug 31 to August 26
Minneapolis MN has moved from Aug 29 to Aug 27
Chicago IL has moved from Aug 30 to Aug 28
Toledo OH has moved from Sept 2 to Aug 29
Cincinnati OH has moved from Sept 3 to Aug 30
Indianapolis IN has moved from Sept 4 to Aug 31

The following shows have been canceled

Omaha NE Aug 26
Kansas City MO 27
Winnipeg MB Sept 7
Toronto ON Sept 9
Buffalo NY Sept 10
Cleveland OH Sept 11
Portland ME Sept 16

The new 44 show tour schedule will end on August 31 at Indianapolis, IN.

Source: MJsBigBlog


NEWSFEED: Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

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ABS-CBN Insider: ABS-CBN will present the newly reformatted "The Buzz" starting this Sunday, July 11. Kris Aquino will be replaced by Charlene Gonzales and Toni Gonzaga. Co-hosts Boy Abunda and KC Concepcion will stay but Phoemela Barranda and Jobert Sucaldito will be assigned as field reporters.


Funfare, RFL: Kris Aquino (who is set to leave on Thursday night for a much-delayed vacation in the US with son Baby James) and James Yap (who has left the couple's conjugal home and moved to a bachelor’s pad) received an unsolicited advice from Dr. Randy Dellosa (in photo above), showbiz psychologist and relationship counselor:
"Kris and James should go into counseling for them to own up to their faults, have a civil, respectful relationship, re-establish their friendship, accept each other and hopefully, restore that feeling of love.

Then and only then, can their wounds start to heal.

Kris and James can restore the feeling they had for each other when they got married in hush-hush rites in 2007. Kris is still hurting from James’ past wrongs. But they can at least be friends for the sake of Baby James and their family.

James’ statement about sticking it out with Kris is borne out of fear and convenience. But should James stand by his decision, Kris should learn how to fight fairly.

By fighting fairly, I mean focusing on behavior, not character and not digging up the past and resorting to insults. It’s good to separate and cool off first in order to get back and resolve issues.

Separation is useless if the intense emotions are unguided. The problems may return all over again."

LA Times: Troubled star Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail by Beverly Hills judge after she failed to attend alcohol education classes which is a violation in the terms of her probation in a drunk driving case.

Judge Marsha N. Revel stated several instances over the last few years in which the actress lied about taking drugs and drinking.

"It’s like someone who cheats but doesn’t think it’s cheating if they don’t get caught," Revel said.


DJ Mo: Pia Guiano denies, through text message, her rumored break up with Vic Sotto. When asked if the rumor is true, Pia simply said, "No!"


MJ's Big Blog: Ryan Seacrest and his production company are teaming up with "world-renowned" therapist, Paul McKenna to produce a television show, tentatively named, "The Incurables".

Each episode features McKenna going into the homes of two incurable people with different psychological and/or physical condition. Cameras will capture the drama as the therapist works tirelessly and aggressively to save their lives.

Some of the phobias under consideration: Agoraphobia, (fear of leaving the house), Social Disorders (inability to socialize or "fit in"), compulsive shopping and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Casting is now ongoing. If you have a serious phobia and are interested in participating in the show, call 323-463-3340.

Toni Gonzaga's Very K-Pop "All Me" Music Video

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Watch Toni Gonzaga's very Korean-Pop music video for her carrier single titled "All Me" off of her "Toni Album Magazine" under Star Records.



"Toni Album Magazine", which is set to be launched in ASAP XV on July 18, 2010, is the first of its kind album type magazine to be introduced in the Philippine market.

Just an hour ago, SNN also announced that this album will also be released in some Asian countries like Korea and Singapore.


Spain is FIFA World Cup 2010 Champion

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Spain will be the champion in the on-going 2010 FIFA World Cup. And that is according to Mani The Parakeet, Singapore's 13-year-old parrot, who is now fast-becoming a well-known personality because of his predictions for the World Cup 2010 quarterfinals which turned out 100% accurate.

Mani The Parakeet previously predicted that Uruguay and Spain will win their respective match in the semis, which will be held in July 6 and 7 at South Africa. If that happens, it will be Uruguay vs Spain in World Cup 2010 Finals on July 11.

Singapore's The New Paper has published a news article about Mani making his prediction on who will emerge as champion of FIFA World Cup 2010. As what you can see in the photo, Mani The Parakeet has picked Spain over Uruguay.


Spain is actually the highest-ranked team of all the 4 remaining teams in the World Cup this year. So there is really a good chance that Mani's prediction might be really true.

FIFA World Ranking (before the World Cup 2010):

1. Brazil
2. Spain
3. Portugal
4. Netherlands
5. Italy
6. Germany
7. Argentina
8. England
9. France
10. Croatia
11. Russia
12. Egypt
13. Greece
14. USA
15. Serbia
16. Uruguay
17. Mexico
18. Chile
19. Cameroon
20. Australia


ABS-CBN Wins Anew in National, Mega and Metro Manila June 2010 TV Ratings

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This June, Filipinos nationwide tuned in to the intensifying story of "Agua Bendita," witnessed Jovit Baldivino's triumph at the first "Pilipinas Got Talent," and saw James Reid declared as the big winner in "Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash 2010," driving ABS-CBN to the top of the national, Mega Manila, and Metro Manila TV ratings surveys by Kantar Media/TNS.


ABS-CBN trashed competition once again in the nationwide ratings game as it hit an audience share of 44 percent, or 13 points higher than GMA 7’s 31 percent.

Kapamilya's lead in Mega Manila average audience share increased to 36 percent against GMA 7's 34 percent. Year-on-year, ABS-CBN’s audience share in Mega Manila grew by .8 points from 35.2 percent in June 2009, while GMA’s audience share lost 7 points from 40 percent in June 2009 Metro Manila continues to become an ABS-CBN bailwick with the network’s audience share of 38 percent, or six points higher than GMA 7’s 32 percent.

ABS-CBN bagged all ten slots in the combined weekday and weekend Top 10 most watched programs for the month of June with the hit primetime series "Agua Bendita" still taking the lead with an average rating of 40.3%.

"Pilipinas Got Talent," which witnessed the victory of its first ever grand winner Jovit Baldivino during the grand finals held recently at the Araneta Coliseum, secured the second spot for its Sunday airing with 37.2% and the third spot for its Saturday airing with 36.7%.

ABS-CBN's flasgship news program "TV Patrol World" remains as the most watched primetime newscast in the country with 32.9 percent versus its rival "24 Oras" which only landed in the 22nd slot with 21.3 percent.

The much-awaited "Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Clash 2010: Unite at the Big Night" where Fil-Australian teenternational housemate James Reid emerged as the Teen Big Winner grabbed the 9th slot with 27.6%.

Newly launched fashion-serye "Magkaribal" topbilled by Gretchen Barretto and Bea Alonzo proved to be a strong contender in the ratings game as it ranked 11th in the overall programs for June with only less than a week of airing, hitting an average rating of 27.3%.

Other ABS-CBN programs in the top 10 include "Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo" (34.5%), "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (33.2%), "You Got It (Sunday)" (30.1%), "You Got It (Saturday)" (29.1%), and "Rated K" (27.6%).

Kantar Media/TNS is a leading market research group in the world with a proven track record in audience research measurement systems in 32 countries. It started releasing its national television audience measurement (NUTAM) data on February 2009 with panels, composed of 1,370 representative households, covering urban Philippines and reporting on seven sectors namely NCR, Suburbs, North Luzon, Central Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court.


"Noah" Starring Piolo Pascual and Zaijian Jaranilla Will Bring Televiewers To a Whole New Viewing Experience

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A well-crafted story. A formidable cast. Highly-acclaimed directors. Hardworking staff and crew. World-class artistry. ABS-CBN has dreamt of fusing all these factors in one drama series.

And yes, it has finally come true as the said network brings the kapamilya viewers into a higher notch of television viewing via "Noah", premiering on July 12.


A story arced on love and family, Noah is topbilled by the country’s Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual and ABS-CBN’s miracle boy, Zaijian Jaranilla. According to one of the directors of the series, Lino Cayetano, both are very much suited for their character.

"It was perfectly woven for Piolo and Zaijan. Mararamdaman mo yung chemistry nila as father and son. And dahil may chemistry na, napadali ang trabaho ko bilang direktor dahil hindi na kailangan ipilit," Direk Lino shared.

After the hit primetime series May Bukas Pa, Zaijan is set to play a "lost" boy who grew up with the Ungtas, a group of ape-like beings.

Paired with Piolo is one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine showbusiness, Kristine Hermosa. Piolo and Kristine’s last project together was "Komiks presents Mars Ravelo’s Nasaan Ka Maruja?" where Piolo had a special appearance. Their reunion in Maruja filled in their 10-year hiatus away from each other after "Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako".

"When I learned that I’ll be working with PJ (Piolo) dito sa Noah, natuwa ako siyempre. Noong sa Maruja kasi special appearance lang talaga siya so hindi kami nagkasama ng matagal," Kristine expressed.

Other cast members included in the series are: Cherry Pie Picache, Nonie Buencamino, Jolo Revilla, Ana Capri, Joem Bascon, Melissa Ricks, Renzo Cruz, Baron Geisler and Jodi Sta. Maria.

On the other hand, Noah also boasts its unique set–a warehouse customized to look as a forest and home of the Ungtas. However, some of the scenese are still taken in Subic.

Sure to take you into a euphoric viewing experience, the story of Noah zeroes in Gabriel’s (Piolo Pascual) search of his missing son, Jacob (Zaijan Jaranilla). His travails lead him into a mysterious island called Noah where he eventually sees his lost son whose name is now Eli. Along the way, Gabriel also encounters the Ungtas and Eva (Kristine Hermosa).

Get ready for a whole new viewing experience as ABS-CBN takes you to the island of "Noah," directed by Malu Sevilla and Lino Cayetano, starting July 12.
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"Noah" Presscon Photos

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Showbiznest joins the rest of showbiz press in covering the grand press conference for ABS-CBN's biggest fantaserye titled "Noah" at the Dolphy Theater earlier tonight.

See some presscon photos below (click picture to enlarge):






















Starring Piolo Pascual and Zaijian Jaranilla, "Noah" will start to hit the small tube on Monday, July 12, on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


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