Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal "Love and Other Drugs" Movie Trailer

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Check out the trailer for Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal's new film together, "Love and Other Drugs".
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Here's the synopsis for the film, which hits theaters November 24:

"Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love."

Love and Other Drugs - Trailer

"Sharon's Search for The Next Pop Superstar" Soon on ABS-CBN

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ABS-CBN and the Megastar Sharon Cuneta are looking for the next female singing sensation which will undergo a series of tests, trials and make-over in the station's next reality show titled "Sharon's Search for The Next Pop Superstar" which will be hosted by Sharon Cuneta and it will replace Sharon on its timeslot!

The search is open to females 15 to 21 years old, with the looks and talent to be a popstar.

Audition schedules are as follows:

Aug. 19-20 sa Cebu (venue to be announced)
Aug. 20-21 sa ABS-CBN Dolphy Theater
Aug. 27-28 sa Davao (venue to be announced)

Watch the teaser trailer below:

Eugene Domingo's "Inday Wanda" Premieres on September 6

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With major blockbuster comedy films and TV shows to her name, Eugene Domingo is all set to star in her newest sitcom Inday Wanda, premiering on September 6, Monday, 8-9pm at TV5's Primetimes5.

Inday Wanda offers a perfect mix of comedy and fantasy and injects moralvalues to its viewers. "Siya ’yung masipag, puro ang pag-iisip [at] gustong makatulong. Sa mundo nila, alam nilang kailangan nilang proteksiyunan ang mga tao dito sa lupa. Kaya siya si Inday Wanda, wonder Wanda!" said Eugene.

The story is told by tracing back the battle between the ancient clan of shamans and demons. While the shamans existed to protect and serve the world of humans, the forces of demons are up for revenge after being forced back into their realm. The demons are trying to reopen the portal that connects them to the human world. Even with other shamans’ aversion, Guru the old shaman leader sends in Wanda to fight back and keep the demons from entering the world. Wanda, a cheerful, bubbly woman, rose from a simple cleaning lady and washerwoman to become the accomplice of that important task.

Although reluctant at first, Wanda passes a rigorous training to fit for the mission. She then adopts the human name Inday Wanda a maid to the household where the portal lies; equipped with incredible spirit and the ability to connect with people, plus a knack for outrageous fashion.

She serves the family of Daddy Lee, a handsome but reserved father to Toni; the teenage girl who is geeky and quiet. Upon Wanda’s discovery, Toni’s meek demeanor hides a secret that adds up a good twist on the show.

Aside from Eugene Domingo, the cast includes Ariel Rivera as Daddy Lee, and Ella Cruz as the teenage daughter Toni. Inday Wanda is the first project of Ariel Rivera after his reported transfer to the Kapatid Network. Other cast includes Alicia Meyer, Gene Padilla and Long Mejia. Cogie Domingo also acts a special participation as Toryo, the demon lord.

Inday Wanda is written by Dwight Gaston and directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, and is co-produced by Unitel Productions.

Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown Castaways (UPDATED)

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GMA-7 has finally revealed the official 18 castaways of Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown!

Here are the official 18 celebrity castaways:

1. Miko Aytona - Teen Host
2. Buwi Meneses - The Rocker
3. Princess Snell - Princess of Mean
4. Solenn Heussaff - Model Socialite
5. Aubrey Miles - Sexy Mama
6. Ervic Vijandre - Mr. Lonely
7. John Hall - Hot Ex ni Sexy Mama at Bad Boy ng Isla
8. Michelle Madrigal - Good Girl Actress
9. Moi Marcampo - Yaya ng Heartthrob
10. Akihiro Sato - Pinays' Most Wanted Brapanese Hunk
11. Elma Muros - The Sports Legend
12. Karen delos Reyes - Taray Queen
13. Pretty Tisha - Drag Queen of Comedy
14. Aira Bermudez - Dance Goddess
15. Ian Batherson - The Amboy
16. Mykah Bubble Gang - Ang Bidang Extra
17. Ahron Villena - The Boy from Next Door
18. Doc Ferds Recio -The Wild Man

Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown premieres on August 30 at the Kapuso primetime telebabad block.

Cristine Reyes Featured in FHM Germany

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Kapamilya actress and FHM Philippines Sexiest Women of 2009 Cristine Reyes is featured in FHM Germany Spring 2010 issue.

The FHM Germany feature of Cristine Reyes is entitled "Erst Rechts Gucken (Only the right look)" with description "Daran solltest du dich nicht im StraBenhverkehr halten, sondern nur, wenn es die philippinische Schauspielerin Cristine Reyes zu sehen gibt. (Because you should not hold in StraBenhverkehr, but only if there is to see the Philippine actress Cristine Reyes)".

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings August 10 - 12: "Agua Bendita is Undisputed Number 1 on Primetime and Eat Bulaga on Daytime"

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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 August 10 - 12, 2010:

August 10, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.9%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: I Will Always Love You (GMA-7) - 7.1%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) / Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 6.6%
4. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
5. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
6. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%
7. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) / Wipeout (GMA-7) - 3.6%
8. Danz Showdown (GMA-7) - 3.3%
9. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 3.2%
10. Love Ni Mister, Love Ni Misis (GMA-7) / Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 2.9%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
2. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 15.8%
3. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 14.7%
4. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) / Ilumina (GMA-7) - 14.3%
5. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 12.6%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
8. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 11.9%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
10. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%

August 11, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.8%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 7.7%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 7.5%
4. Kapuso Movie Festival: Masikip Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 6.7%
5. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
6. Pilipinas, Win na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 4.4%
7. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4%
9. Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) / Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 3.9%
10. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 3.6%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 15.8%
2. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 14.1%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) / Noah (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
4. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 12.8%
5. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
6. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 12.2%
7. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 12%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
9. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
10. Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) - 7%

August 12, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.4%
2. Kapuso Movie Festiva: Pangarap Ko ang Ibigin Ka (GMA-7) - 6.8%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.6%
4. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 5.7%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
6. Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
7. Danz Showdown (GMA-7) - 3.8%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) / Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
9. Love Ni Mister, Love Ni Misis (GMA-7) / Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 3.4%
10. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 2.8%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
2. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 14.5%
3. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
4. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) / Ilumina (GMA-7) / Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 13.9%
5. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 13.3%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 12%
9. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%
10. Spin It! Win It! (GMA-7) - 7.2%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Flo Rida, T-Pain, Sean Kingston, Kelly Rowland Coming to Manila for Supafest 2010

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Four of today's hottest and biggest-selling artists are performing together in Supafest 2010, a landmark R&B, pop and dance concert set for September 18, Saturday, at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. They are Flo Rida, T-Pain, Sean Kingston and Kelly Rowland.

Flo Rida hit the ground running with his blockbuster debut, Mail on Sunday. The rapper's single, Right Round, shattered the all-time one-week digital sales single record. Flo Rida himself set with his debut, Low. Right Round sold over 636,000 downloads on its first week, making it the highest digital single debut ever. His latest single, Club Can’t Handle Me (featuring David Guetta), is the lead single of the Step Up 3D soundtrack album and is currently one of the hottest singles in the Billboard charts.

Sean Kingston's song Beautiful Girls made history as one of the fastest ascents on the charts ever. His other Top 10 hits include Me Love, Take You There, There's Nothin and Fire Burning. Kingston has sold more than six million digital sales, more than 4.5 million ringtones, and has toured with Gwen Stefani and Chris Brown. His latest single, Eenie Meenie, features his close friend and teen superstar Justin Bieber. They are currently touring together in the US until the first week of September.

T-Pain is the voice behind countless hits, including Bartender, I’m Sprung, Church, Can't Believe It, Freeze and Buy U A Drank. He also produced and recorded songs with Chris Brown for Kiss Kiss, Kanye West for Good Life, Jamie Fox for Blame It, Mariah Carey for Migrate and Baby Bash for Cyclone. Take Your Shirt Off is his latest single, and is also part of Step Up 3D soundtrack album.

Kelly Rowland rose to fame as one of the founding members of the Grammy winning girl group, Destiny’s Child. Together with Beyonce and Michelle, they were behind the No. 1 hits like Say My Name, Survivor, Independent Woman and Bootylicious. Her total record sales, when combined with the group, have surpassed 60 million. During the hiatus of the group, Rowland collaborated with famous rapper Nelly on the worldwide number-one hit, Dilemma. In 2009, she scored another number-one hit with her collaboration with French DJ David Guetta on When Love Takes Over. With this success, they have again collaborated for Rowland’s latest single, Commander, which is part of Rowland's upcoming album. On the concert, she will feature her chart-topping hits, including the ones of Destiny's Child.

For more details about SUPAFEST 2010, call Wilbros at 374-2222, TicketWorld at 891-9999 or SM Tickets at 470-2222.

Kokey @ Ako - Trailer

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ABS-CBN has released the trailer of "Kokey @ Ako", a sequel to the hit series Kokey.

Starring Vhong Navarro, Toni Gonzaga, Jason Francisco, Melai Cantiveros, Dennis Padilla, Wendy Valdez, Mickey Ferriols and the most popular alien in Philippine TV, Kokey.

Watch the trailer below:

Enchong Dee Covers Health Today Magazine August 2010 Issue

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Enchong Dee is on the cover of Health Today magazine for its August 2010 issue where he also tells the reason why he keeps moving.

Included in this month's issue are: "Infectious trends of the season," "How to stay motivated amid stress," "Right meds for different body pains," "Tight Budget? How to prepare affordable, health meals" and more.

Health Today Magazine August 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

James Yap Named MVP in the 2010 PBA

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James Yap was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2010 PBA Leo Awards Night at the Araneta Coliseum for an outstanding season put in better perspective for the personal strife he went through.

James bagged the MVP plum for the second time in five years, becoming only the eighth PBA Justify Fullplayer to win the coveted award more than once.

"I can’t fully express how happy I am. It’s heartening to get this amid what’s I’m going through personally right now,” James said in Filipino.

The Derby Ace prized guard came up with a sterling performance up to the semifinals of the current conference despite marital problems that became media’s staple as much as his hardcourt exploits.

The 6-foot-2 shooting guard out of University of the East thus joined the elite cast four-time winners Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, three-time awardee Bogs Adornado and two-time victors Abet Guidaben, Benjie Paras, Danny Ildefonso and Willie Miller.

"I’m grateful to those who believed in me. To those who voted for me, thanks for your trust and confidence," he added after getting the most important hardware in the annual season-end award.

James dedicated his latest MVP feat to his son Baby James whom he acknowledged "as the most important person in my life."

"He's my biggest inspiration. I haven’t seen him for a long while now. I miss him," James said.

James, the Derby Ace main man who averaged 18 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the season, was the runaway winner in the MVP derby, amassing 2577 points as against Alaska's LA Tenorio's 1539 and San Miguel's Jay Washington's 756.

For the 28-year-old Negrense, it was a fitting ending to a great season that had him leading his team to the Philippine Cup title conquest and semis finish in the Fiesta Conference.

He earlier bagged the Best Player of the Conference plum and Finals MVP trophy in the all-Filipino tourney.

Edu Manzano Signs Contract with GMA-7

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Edu Manzano yesterday signed an exclusive contract with GMA Network. His upcoming game show in the Kapuso Network is entitled "Asar Talo Pero Laging Panalo!"

During the contract signing were (from left) GMA Network Senior Vice President for Entertainment Wilma V. Galvante; EVP and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; Edu; Chairman, President and CEO Felipe Gozon; and Edu’s manager June Torrejon.

Filipina Model Alexandra Escat Dating Prince Andrew

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25 year-old Half Filipina-Half-Spanish model Alexandra Escat is being linked to Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Although the rumors were quickly contained by people surrounding the Duke of York, strong rumors still persist following the photographs published by the Daily Mail suggests that the Prince Andrew may actually be dating a Filipina bikini model.
The 50-year-old Duke of York and Alexandra Escat were yesterday spotted boarding a private jet and flying out of the Olbia Airport in Sardinia where they spent last week in each other’s company on board a yacht, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.

The brunette, whose exotic looks are a legacy of her Spanish father and Filipina mother, grinned and chatted with the fourth in line to the throne, rubbing suncream into his back.
Alexandra (Alex to many) was born in Manila from a Spanish father and a Filipina mother named Sandra Garcia, raised in Madrid, Spain and moved back to Manila at the age of 18.

When in Manila, she modeled for notable brands like Pond’s, Cream Silk and Magnolia. After finishing high school, she went back to Spain to pursue a degree in PR. She at the same time is modeling and doing publicity work for high-end brands in Madrid, Spain.

Daily Mail UK published an article and series of photos showing Filipino model Alexandra Escat and HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, “touchy-feely” with each other.

Below is a romantic photo of Alex Escat and Prince Andrew who enjoy the sun on a yacht:

Fantasia Barrino and Antwuan Cook Sex Tape Video; Fantasia Commits Suicide

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American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino is in a middle of a controversy with a case filed against her for destroying a marriage.

Paula Cole filed a divorced against her husband Antwuan Cook saying that her husband had an affair with Fantasia. Mrs Cole described the affair as nasty that Fantasia and Antwuan even "recorded their illicit activity."

Paula has two kids and asks for support on her complaint filed at North Carolina.

Fantasia's manager, however, said through a statement that the singer is "certain that she is not responsible for the deterioration of the Cook's marriage…Fantasia will weather this storm with the dignity and grace that she has exemplified throughout a life in which she has repeatedly overcome obstacles and challenges. Fantasia’s faith in God, herself and family remain as strong as ever."

But just hours after details of a lawsuit filed against her, Fantasia, according to reports committed suicide by a drug overdose and is now confimed in a hospital in North Carolina.

But her manager said Fantasia overdosed on a combination of "aspirin and sleep aid," and that her condition was not life threatening.

"Justin Bieber First Step 2 Forever: My Story" Book Revealed!

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Justin Bieber released the cover of his soon to be released book titled "Justin Bieber First Step 2 Forever: My Story".

The book will cover topics ranging from his tour life to his love life to how he got start in this business.

"Justin Bieber First Step 2 Forever: My Story" which will be out in stores on October, is described as "a thank you to my fans" and a way to "share just a little bit of my world" by 16 year-old Justin.

NEWSFEED: Kuya Kim Atienza Suffers Mild Stroke

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TWITTER: Kuya Kim Atienza suffers from mild-stroke early this morning and is now in Makati Medical Center ICU according to his manager Noel Ferrer. His wife Feli, however, issued a statement saying his husband's vital signs are now stable although he still need to undergo several test. "They think he had a mild stroke. He needs further tests, MRI CAT scan to see what happened and if anything, the extent of it. He is conscious and all body parts move naman. But under observation pa din siya for 48 hours." she said.

SNN: Kris Aquino officially filed petition for Nullity of Marriage on August 9, at the Makati Family Court. Grounds: "lack of authority of the solemnizing officer."

AUGUST 10 AGB Mega Manila People Ratings: Mister 2.9/KC 1.9; Danz 3.3/Kapuso Movie 7.1/Showtime 3.8; Bulaga 8.9/Win Na Win 4.3; Trudis 6.6/Rosalka 3.6; Ginto 6.6/Impostor 2.9; Wipeout 3.6/Banana 2.4/Panahon 2.4; Hole 3.2/Phantom 4.6; Langit 5.5/Momay 7.9; Spin It 6.4/Oras 12.6/Patrol 12.5; Kerubin 14.3/Noah 15.8; Ilumina 14.3/Agua 16.5; Endless 14.7/Magkaribal 13.2; Queen 11.9/Rubi 11.4/SNN 5.3

Krista Ranillo - Jefferson Niño Lim Wedding Picture and Details

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Controversial starlet Krista Ranillo weds Supermarket CEO Jefferson Niño Lim in a very private Jewish wedding ceremony on August 8 at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California U.S.A.

The "press not allowed" wedding was attended only by some close family members and friends of both Krista and Niño.

Krista became extra-controversial when she was named as Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's other woman during the shooting of their MMFF 2009 entry "Wapakman".

Niño, on the other hand, is known to Filipinos abroad as a supermarket magnate. Their family owns chains of supermarket in the US and he is currently working as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Island Pacific Supermarket (Rich guy. but not as rich as Pacman).

He is also ex to former PBA announcer Janelle So.

Photo credit: Inquirer

The "Jejemon" Invasion Kicks Off on GMA Network

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Beginning Saturday, August 14, make way for television's hippest and wackiest momma in "Jejemom", GMA Network's newest weekly comedy series that offers an exciting peek into the modern Filipino household in the age of texting, the internet, and the widely popular Jejemon phenomenon.

No less than award-winning box office comedienne Eugene Domingo plays the lead character of Gigi a.k.a. "The Jejemom", a single parent with an outrageous sense of humor. Usually clad in multicolored outfits while fiddling with her cellphone, Gigi juggles her time between her parental duties to only son G-Boy (Robert "Buboy" Villar) and younger sister Lovely (Jennica Garcia), and her responsibilities as the trusty barangay secretary.

Dysfunctional as they are, Gigi and her family manage to keep their humble yet happy household running. But their lives will turn upside down after Gigi receives a text message exposing the whereabouts of a certain Lady Gangsta, the leader of a notorious kidnapping syndicate, by mistake.

Gigi instantly reports the incident to Dindo (Wendell Ramos), the hunky policeman that Gigi adores so much, and becomes the star witness of the case. Her confession eventually led to the imprisonment of the kidnappers except for the mastermind Lady Gangsta, who now seeks revenge against Gigi.

In order to protect their identities, the authority decides to put Gigi, G-Boy, and Lovely under a witness protection program, which requires them to live in a posh suburban subdivision and pretend to be rich just like the rest of their new neighbors.

Ever the resilient and sociable Jejemom, Gigi slowly but surely wins the friendship of the Soccermoms, all except for Bunny (Gelli de Belen), the wife of the highly influential but dubiously masculine government official Winston (Ricky Davao). Bunny tries her might to destroy Gigi's reputation in the village and reclaim her crown as the Soccermom queen.

Can Jejemom keep her family safe from the evil hands of Lady Gangsta who might actually be closer than they imagined? Are Gigi, Lovely and G-Boy truly ready to kiss their former life goodbye?

Aside from shedding light on the jejemon culture, Jejemom, directed by Dominic Zapata and originally written by Denoy Navarro-Punio, also touches on significant topics such as motherhood, parenting, and neighborhood spirit - but with a quirky, comedic twist!

Completing the cast are Chariz Solomon as Yasmin, Gigi's kikay housekeeper, Carl Guevarra as Jhong, Lovely's internet-addict boyfriend, and Bayani Agbayani as Chief D. Marangya, the barangay chief of police.

The JEJEMOM invasion begins this Saturday, August 14, after Kaya Ng Powers on GMA Network.

For Pinoy TV Subscribers, JEJEMOM will air on August 15 in the Unites States and on August 16 in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Pulse Asia: Filipinos Say ABS-CBN is The Most Credible TV Network

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When it comes to providing balance and accurate news, most Filipinos say ABS-CBN is the most credible TV network in the country as seen in the latest opinion poll of Pulse Asia.

Results of the nationwide survey showed 72% of the Filipinos believe ABS-CBN gave the most credible TV news coverage of the May 2010 elections. ABS-CBN scored higher than GMA, which had only 63% believing in its credibility and TV 5's 32%.

Pulse Asia attributed this high rating to ABS-CBN’s election-related programs such as the "Harapan" debates, as well as its multimedia campaign "Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula" that educated and empowered the people during the election period.

"The public wouldn’t go to ABS-CBN if they don't find the network credible. They feel empowered thus, they text and send them their reports," said Pulse Asia Chief Dr. Ana Maria Tabunda in an interview with "TV Patrol."

The 62nd Emmy Awards and Miss Universe 2010 Lead August Offerings on Velvet

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It's a winning moment-filled August on Velvet.

Once again, the country's premium general entertainment channel for women puts the Filipina viewer in the front row of the world’s most anticipated events with telecasts of Miss Universe 2010 and the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards this month.

Catch our very own Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj as she competes against beautiful and talented women from more than 80 countries on the double primetime telecasts of Miss Universe 2010 at 6:30pm and 10pm on August 24.

Relive the spectacular moments in the most popular competition on beauty, intelligence, poise, and grace on its weekend replays on August 25, 26, and 27 at 9:30pm, 10pm, and 12noon, respectively.

Join the world in honoring the best in American primetime television on Velvet's live telecast of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on August 30. Velvet's top programs "The Good Wife", "Nurse Jackie", "The 82nd Annual Academy Awards" and "So You Think You Can Dance" are crowd favorites, with an impressive 32 nominations in total.

The red carpet arrivals and interviews begin at 7am with the Awards Pre-Show, followed by the main ceremony at 8am. The Emmys will have its primetime telecast later that same day beginning at 6pm.

Even before these much-awaited events, Velvet begins its winning streak with prized acquisitions of hot new shows from the US led by "Nurse Jackie," starring three-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco.

"Nurse Jackie," which premieres next Thursday, August 12 at 9:30pm, is a series about a strong-willed, brilliant but flawed emergency room nurse working in a complicated and frenzied New York hospital. With its wicked dark comedy and awesome cast, the half-hour show quickly gained a large following in the U.S., and was immediately renewed for a second season after only one telecast.

Another medical drama premiering this month on Velvet is "Three Rivers," a bittersweet multifaceted series that gets inside the emotionally complex lives of organ donors, recipients and transplant surgeons.

Beginning August 19 at 10pm, follow lives of the dedicated, confident, tenacious and headstrong doctors of "Three Rivers," as they operate on the toughest cases in an arena that takes more than just skill and a sharp scalpel.

The high-flying pilot episode of reality show "Fly Girls," which premiered last August 4 on Velvet, features the lives of five fabulous jet-setting flight attendants of American airline Virgin America. Follow their quest for good times, adventure, and love while they face challenges at work and in their personal lives every Wednesday at 8:30pm.

It's a win-win situation for viewers this August in another star-studded and excitement-filled month only on the country’s premium general entertainment channel for women, Velvet (SkyCable channel 53).

Velvet Jetsets First Class With The "Fly Girls"

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Full-throttle careers, turbulent relationships, and non-stop fun, all at 500mph!

They work hard and they party harder, but there is definitely more to the fun and glamorous lives of flight attendants.

Find out how they deal with working 30,000 feet above ground while pursuing good times, adventure and love on "Fly Girls," the newest reality series to watch out for on Velvet (SkyCable ch.53).

"Fly Girls," which premiered last Wednesday, August 4, follows the lives of five charismatic flight attendants on America's hippest new airline: Virgin America as they jet from one glamorous location to the next including Las Vegas, South Beach and New York City.

Leading the pack is Nikole, a self-confessed accessory addict who sneaks in jewelry from airport security so she could wear them on duty. But despite taking all the time to get decked out before a flight, the group’s Paris Hilton-wannabe is never late for take-off.

Mandy, meanwhile, is your typical wholesome girl next door—the kind a man would love to bring home to meet his folks. Being a neat freak, she makes it a point to always wear slip-on shoes with socks in airports.

Tasha is the working mom of the group. In order to keep track of her child who's miles away at her hometown Sacramento, she never goes to work without her cell phone. Her motherly instinct shows in her favorite travel tip, which is "Don't forget your common sense at home."

Then there's Farrah, who is your stereotypical flight attendant. She's a blonde bombshell who always has a smile on her face despite the hectic cross-country flight schedule. She’s always pleasant to all passengers and to all the other flight attendants.

Finally, the last girl, Louise is the rebellious one. Though she displays a no-nonsense attitude, she’s still like any other girl who won’t dare go on a long haul flight without primping up herself up first with a lip balm and some moisturizer.

Living in one home-base they call the "crash pad," they only have each other to get through issues in romance, family, friendships and even roommate conflicts, as well as the split-second decision-making, demanding and sometimes fascinating passengers, long hours in the air and layovers in interesting locales at work.

Get a 360-degree look at their lives up in the air and in the places they visit on "Fly Girls" every Wednesday, 8:30pm on the country's premium general entertainment channel for women, Velvet on SkyCable Channel 53.

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings August 6 - 8: "GMA News Programs Dominate Weekend Primetime Race"

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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 August 6 - 8, 2010:

August 6, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.4%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.2%
3. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 5.4%
4. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) / Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 5.3%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
6. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) / Midnight Phantom (ABS-CBN) - 4.5%
7. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 3.6%
8. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 3.5%
9. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 3.3%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
2. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
3. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 13%
4. Ilumina (GMA-7) / Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
5. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) - 12.1%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 12%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
9. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 7.6%
10. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 7.4%

August 7, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11.4%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 9.1%
3. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 6.3%
4. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 5.7%
5. Ilumina: Ang Unang Kabanata (GMA-7) - 5.5%
6. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
8. Startalk (GMA-7) / Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 4.7%
9. Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
10. Maynila (GMA-7) - 2.7%

1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 12.7%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 11.8%
3. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 11%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
5. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 10.6%
6. Kaya ng Powers (GMA-7) - 9.6%
7. Claudine (GMA-7) - 9.2%
8. Twist and Shout (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
9. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (TV5) - 6.9%
10. Elias Paniki (ABS-CBN) - 6.8%

August 8, Sunday

1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Yaya & Angelina The Movie (GMA-7) - 11.7%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 8.5%
3. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 7.5%
4. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 6.7%
5. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 6.5%
6. Kapamilya Sunday Blockbusters: Iskul Bukol-25 Years After (ABS-CBN) - 6.1%
7. Your Song Presents Maling Akala (ABS-CBN) - 5.6%
8. Lovebug: Exchange of Hearts (GMA-7) - 4.6%
9. AHA! (GMA-7) - 4.2%
10. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4%

1. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 12.8%
2. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 12.5%
3. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 12.4%
4. TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) - 10%
5. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 9.8%
6. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%
7. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 8.3%
8. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
9. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 6.9%
10. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 6%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

"Willie has no right to invalidate his ABS-CBN contract." - ABS-CBN Press Release

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Only few hours after Willie Revillame announced that he is officially terminating his ABS-CBN contract (read related article HERE), the Kapamilya network immediately released an official statement saying he can't do that.

Here is the official statement sent by ABS-CBN:
We take note of Willie Revillame's pronouncements in his press conference today.

Willie is bound to ABS-CBN by a contract until September 2011. He violated the behavioral provisions of his contract when he threatened the ABS-CBN management during the May 4, 2010 episode of Wowowee, with a resignation if management does not fire another artist of the network. His behavior was generally seen as a display of disrespect and arrogance, completely unacceptable to the Filipino public.

As the one who violated his contract, Willie has no right to have it unilaterally invalidated. Contracts are binding agreements that must be respected by the contracting parties involved. The one who violates the contract cannot be allowed to dictate whether it should continue or end. Otherwise, contracts will have no value and may be terminated based on whim.

ABS-CBN is the aggrieved party, and as such, is the only one that can decide to end the agreement.

Despite all that had happened, ABS-CBN was willing to continue with the contract. Willie however, refused to take responsibility for his actions.

ABS-CBN wishes to reiterate that it will hold Willie to his obligations under the contract which expires September 2011.

Teen Choice Awards 2010 - Winners

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The winners have been announced for the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, held at the Gibson Amphitheater on Sunday, August 8, in Universal City, California with Katy Perry as the award ceremony host.


Choice Movie: Action Adventure: Sherlock Holmes
Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure: Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure: Rachel McAdams, Sherlock Holmes
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi: Avatar
Choice Movie: Liplock: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie: Fight: Mia Wasikowska vs. The Jabberwocky, Alice in Wonderland
Choice Movie: Hissy Fit: Miley Cyrus, The Last Song
Choice Movie: Chemistry: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie: Male Breakout: Liam Hemsworth, The Last Song
Choice Movie: Female Breakout: Taylor Swift, Valentine’s Day
Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer: Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer: Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi: Sam Worthington, Avatar
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi: Zoë Saldana, Avatar
Choice Movie: Fantasy: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie: Drama: The Blind Side
Choice Movie Actor: Drama: Robert Pattinson, Remember Me
Choice Movie Actress: Drama: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy: Valentine’s Day
Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy: Ashton Kutcher, Valentine’s Day
Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy: Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Choice Movie: Comedy: Date Night
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy: Ashton Kutcher, Killers
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy: Tina Fey, Date Night
Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller: Paranormal Activity
Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller: Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller: Megan Fox, Jennifer’s Body
Choice Movie: Animated: Toy Story 3
Choice Movie: Villain: Rachelle Lefevre, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Choice Movie: Dance: Sandra Bullock and Betty White, The Proposal
Choice Summer Movie:The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male: Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female: Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Choice TV Show: Drama: Gossip Girl
Choice TV Actor: Drama: Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl
Choice TV Actress: Drama: Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Show: Action: NCIS: Los Angeles
Choice TV Actor: Action: Zachary Levi, Chuck
Choice TV Actress: Action: Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
Choice TV Show: Comedy: Glee
Choice TV Actor: Comedy: Jonas Brothers, JONAS
Choice TV Actress: Comedy: Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Choice TV: Animated Show: Family Guy
Choice TV: Reality Show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show: American Idol
Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star: Lee DeWyze, American Idol
Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star: The Kardashians, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Choice TV: Villain: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV: Personality: Ryan Seacrest
Choice TV: Breakout Show: The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer: Hilary Duff, Gossip Girl
Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer: Chris Colfer, Glee
Choice TV: Female Breakout Star: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV: Male Breakout Star: Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV: Parental Unit: Mike O’Malley, Glee
Choice Summer TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star: Male: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star: Female: Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars

Choice Music: Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Choice Music: Female Artist: Lady Gaga
Choice Music: Group: Selena Gomez & The Scene
Choice Music: Rap Artist: Eminem
Choice Music: R&B Artist: Beyoncé
Choice Music: Rock Group: Paramore
Choice Music: Male Country Artist: Keith Urban
Choice Music: Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Country Group: Lady Antebellum
Choice Music: Single: California Gurls, Katy Perry
Choice Music: Hook Up: Airplanes, B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Male: Justin Bieber
Choice Music: Breakout Artist – Female: Selena Gomez and The Scene
Choice Music: Love Song: When I Look At You, Miley Cyrus
Choice Music: R&B Track: OMG, Usher
Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track: Love The Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna
Choice Music: Rock Track: Ignorance, Paramore
Choice Music: Country Song: Fifteen, Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Album – Pop: My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
Choice Music: Album – Rock: Brand New Eyes, Paramore
Choice Music: Album – R&B: Jason Derülo, Jason Derülo
Choice Music: Album – Rap: Relapse, Eminem
Choice Music: Album – Country: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Choice Summer Music Star: Male: Justin Bieber
Choice Summer Music Star: Female: Lady Gaga
Choice Summer Music: Song: California Gurls, Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

Choice Athlete: Male: David Beckham (Soccer)
Choice Athlete: Female: Serena Williams (Tennis)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male: Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female: Maya Gabeira (Surfing)

Fashion and Beauty
Choice Male Hottie: Taylor Lautner
Choice Female Hottie: Megan Fox
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon- Female: Selena Gomez
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon-Male: Taylor Lautner
Choice: Celebrity Fashion Line: Miley and Max Miley Cyrus and Max Azria

Choice Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Twit: Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Web Star: Shane Dawson
Choice Videogame: The Sims 3
Choice Smile presented by Invisalign Teen: Taylor Lautner
Choice Activist: Shakira
Choice American Idol Alum: David Archuleta
Most Fanatic Fans: Twilight Cast

"Oo, Merong nabuntis si James at alam 'yun ni Kris!" - Mrs. Annie Yap

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Mrs. Annie Yap, the mother of James Yap, speaks up and reveals important details about the separation of her son and Kris Aquino on Showbiz Central. Mrs. Yap said she decided to break her silence because she feels saddened by the tirades of Kris Aquino against her son. "Nalungkot talaga ako. Naawa ako sa anak ko kasi mabait ang anak ko."

Mrs. Yap revealed that Kris Aquino knew that James Yap had impregnated a girl, but despite that, their wedding still pushed through. "Oo, meron siyang nabuntis, pero alam naman yun ni Kris. Mas pinili niya si Kris kasi mahal niya. Pero hindi naman nagkulang si James sa obligasyon niya sa anak niya sa iba."

Mrs. Yap also said that she only learned of the marriage of James Yap and Kris Aquino after their wedding. "Nagulat ako kasi hindi (siya) nagpaalam sa amin. Ipinaalam (niya), tapos na ang kasal. Ina niya ako tapos hindi niya ipinaalam sa akin kaya nagalit ako." Mrs. Yap admits that she told James she does not approve of Kris, but not for anything else other than Kris Aquino has a different status in life. Mrs. Yap said Kris is rich and famous while they came from a poor background. "Sa totoo lang, nagsasabi ako ng totoo kasi di ako plastic siyempre. Kasi sinabi niya sa akin ni James na sila na raw. Tapos okay daw ba ako? Sabi ko sa kanila, siyempre Kris Aquino, sabi ko, 'No! Ayoko!,’ sabi ko sa kanya. 'So bakit, Ma?’ sabi niya. Sabi ko, 'Basta ayoko sa kanya. Sa totoo lang, tutol talaga ako kasi alam mo naman si Kris, di ba? Iba kami. Mahirap lang kami, sila mayaman."

Mrs. Yap denied Kris' allegations that James had extra-marital affairs with other women. "Once basketball player ka, sikat ka at maraming babae ang mag-idol sa iyo. Pero hindi totoo yan, hindi nambabae ng anak ko." She said James had denied to her that he had affairs through the course of his five-year marriage with Kris. "Tinanong ko siya, 'Totoo ba yun? Wag ka magsinungaling sa akin.' Sabi niya, 'Mama huwag ka maniwala, Hindi totoo 'yun' ."

Mrs. Yap also denied from what she knows that the couple usually ends up verbally abusive with each during fights. "Hindi. Alam ko ang ugali ng anak ko. Alam ko talaga ang ugali ng anak ko. Mabait siya at di siya sumisigaw. Kahit umuwi siya rito, hindi siya ganoon."

Mrs. Yap appealed to Kris Aquino to not blame all to James Yap the breakdown of their marriage saying it was not all the fault of James Yap, and that nobody is perfect, alluding to Kris Aquino. "Parang lahat ng kasalanan ay ibinubunton niya sa anak ko. Sana 'wag naman kasi hindi naman tayo perfect. Ang Diyos lang ang perfect. Kung may kasalanan ang anak ko, natural lang siguro sa mag-asawa na mag-away'‘di ba, pero 'wag naman niya lahat ibunton sa anak ko. Malungkot talaga ako. Naaawa ako sa anak ko."

She ended the interview with an appeal to Kris Aquino to thresh out whatever differences between husband and wife in private and not broadcast it to the whole world. "Sana, kung maghiwalay man kayo, mag-usap kayo, ayusin niyo sa mabuting usapan, kasi nasaktan kami sa dami ng mga balita."

True Blood Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: Night On The Sun

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A now awake Sookie is ready to rethink her relationship with Bill. He's hurt her so much she doesn't know whether it's worth it to forgive him anymore. Well duh!, Sookie. Bill can't give her the life she deserves so they break up and everyone breathes a sigh of relief. Especially Tara who is still the voice of reason this entire episode. She may be going through stuff of her own but she's the only one who will call Sookie out on her b.s. and try to make her see reason.

Unfortunately for her it never works and Sookie still believes in Bill. Sigh. Tara is back at home but finding it hard to deal after what she's been through. She suffers the most common side effect of drinking vampire blood and has dreams of Franklin in the shower.

Bill goes back home reasonably depressed and finds Jessica happy to see him. As his maker he releases her but she's not having it. She doesn't want to be alone and thinks it's selfish of him not to train her to become a proper vampire. He teaches her some fighting techniques but seems a bit skimpy on the whole "when do I stop drinking before I drain someone" thing. She's gonna need those fighting skills because Russell and his werewolf minions are on the hunt for Sookie.

Back home Sam is dealing with his brother's attitude around Merlotte's and Arlene is dealing with her guilt about the real father of her baby. She dreams Rene is back and worries his blood will cause her baby to be like him. Guilt is obviously doing wonders to this pregnant woman.

Jason gets a surprise visit from Crystal who's all wet and hiding out from whoever gave her the massive black eye she's got. While she stays at Jason's, Jason goes off in search of her dad with a shot gun. He just thinks he's bad ass now that he's a baby cop doesn’t he? He walks in on some crazy guy eating a dead deer or something and freaks out. What are these people hiding?

Eric asks Hadley to deliver a message to Sookie. He's home alone with Talbot and warns Sookie that Russell is looking for her and that she should not trust Bill. Well, one of those is useful because we know she's never gonna give up on Bill. Debbie and her wolf friends invade Sookie's house. Each werewolf is met by either Bill or Jessica and Debbie goes to face Sookie herself.

Sookie doesn't use the shotgun but instead they kick eachother's asses for awhile. After slicing Debbie with some scissors, I finally think that Sookie is gonna pull the trigger but she lets her go.

Outside Bill is met by Russell who tortures Bill with a little silver and makes him suffer for awhile. Little does he know that back home Talbot is getting bored. He's alone with Eric and things get heavy real quick. Eric in keeping with his plan of revenge does what he needs to do with Talbot if you get my drift. Then, he grabs a makeshift stake and kills Talbot. Yikes. Killed in the middle of sex with Eric has to suck. You know what else sucks? This Sookie and Bill breakup. It lasted like two seconds. Once Russell leaves, Bill and Sookie get back together. It hasn't even been a day!

Video to Watch: Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez Wedding Announcement on Party Pilipinas

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As earlier written HERE, Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid announced yesterday, during the live episode of Party Pilipinas, their scheduled wedding this coming December.

The couple also revealed that Ogie's former wife, Michelle Van Eimeren (who marries Mark Murrow in November 2009) will help in the preparation for the wedding. President Noynoy Aquino and Megastar (as she announced during her Mega Drama concert at the Araneta Coliseum last Friday night) will just be two of the many high profile principal sponsors of their wedding.

Watch the video here:

Young Sex Addicts on "The Correspondents"

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Kiko and Anna are just two of the 26 percent of Filipino youth aged 15-25 who have already had sexual experiences…

Kiko, 13 years old, has had sex with eight of his eleven past girlfriends while 15-year-old Anne is pregnant after giving birth to a lovechild just last year.

With this alarming fact, the Department of Education—despite heavy opposition from the church and some parents—has ordered public elementary and high schools to add more sex education classes.

Join Sol Aragones this Tuesday, August 10, as she sits in the sex education classes of different public schools to find out the thoughts and opinions of students and their parents about them.

Is it really possible to teach sex education without malice? Will sex education help lessen the number of youth engaging in premarital sex, or will it excite them more to do it?

Get the answers on "The Correspondents" this Tuesday, August 10, right after "Bandila" on ABS-CBN.

ABS-CBN "AJA Asianovela" List of Upcoming Asianovelas

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ABS-CBN's upcoming Asianovelas this second half of 2010 is revealed through their "AJA Asianovela" teaser trailer.

A-POP composed of Sam Concepcion, Jaco Benin, Nel Gomez and Young JV sings 'Aja Asianovela', ABS-CBN's theme song for its upcoming Asianovelas.

Here are the upcoming ABS-CBN Asianovelas:

* I Love You So (Autumn's Concerto)
* Down with Love
* He’s Beautiful
* My Fair Lady
* Dream
* Perfect Match

Watch the teaser trailer below:

"Asar Talo Palaging Panalo" Teaser Trailer

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Watch the teaser trailer of GMA-7′s newest game show "Asar Talo Palaging Panalo" to be hosted by the new Kapuso star Edu Manzano.

Kidnapper Points Gun at Sarah Geronimo's Dad Inside ABS-CBN Parking

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A man posing as Sarah Geronimo's fan allegedly pointed an electric gun (stun gun) at her father, Delfin Geronimo while the singer-actress was still doing a show at ASAP XV.

The incident reportedly happened between 2 to 3 PM Sunday, August 8, 2010, at the Basement 1 Parking Area inside the ABS-CBN building.

According to Daddy Delfin, an ABS-CBN security guard contacted him, saying the suspect, a Paulino Mercado, had a gift for him to claim. Upon arriving at the basement, the suspect told Daddy Delfin that in order to collect the gift, he had to sign papers inside a van that was parked in a dimly lit area of the basement.

Once near the open van, Daddy Delfin said Paulino forcibly pushed him inside and poked a stun gun at him. Daddy Delfin fought off Paulino and screamed for help to which an ABS-CBN security group promptly responded.

The suspect was brought to Station 10 QCPD where he denied the accusation. "Wala po ‘yon. Gusto ko lang po matawag sa sasakyan... parang props..." Paulino said.

Authorities also recovered a tampered license plate and curtains that hung in the suspect's van.

"Tingin ko kidnap ito kasi kung na-paralyze niya ako sa pagkakakuryente puwede niya akong ikulong sa loob ng sasakyan. Tapos itatali niya ako sa cable tie. May cable tie siya. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin sa akin. Maaring ipatubos ako sa pamilya ko," a tense Daddy Delfin said.

Paulino, however, denied he planned to kidnap Geronimo. He admitted that he only planned to rob him.

"Gipit lang po. Napilitan lang na gumawa ng hindi maganda. Hindi ko po kikidnapin… kung ano 'yong nasa katawan niya 'yon lang ang napag-interesan ko lang,"

Willie Revillame Officially Cancels Contract with ABS-CBN

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Just when "Wowowee" says goodbye on Philippine TV, Wowowee himself Willie Revillame also leaves ABS-CBN, his home studio for more than a decade.

"Nagpapaalam na ako sa ABS-CBN. Wala na akong kontrata." he confirms.

Willie said he is aware of the implications of his decision to officially end his contract with ABS-CBN. He said he cannot just sit idly and watch the death of his show. With regard to his next steps, he has yet to decide. His objective now is to move on and learn from his experience.

He also revelead that he had two meetings with ABS-CBN last July where it was agreed that he will return to Wowowee on July 31. But on July 20, he was surprised when Ms. Linggit Tan informed him that he is no longer returning to Wowowee. He added that he received a letter from Ms. Tan on July 26 regarding the cancellation of Wowowee.

To compensate, he was offered a one-hour weekly program as a replacement, which shall not be a live show but pre-taped, and not of equivalent importance to Wowowee. Without even thinking twice, Willie said he declined the replacement program.

However, Willie's lawyers, Atty. Ferdie Domingo and Atty. Nards Vera, say Willie, whose contract expires in September 2011, will neither sue for damages though ABS-CBN did not fulfill its side of the contract nor will pay damages. The two lawyers said that in this case, Willie could be considered as the "injured party."

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