Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo "What Love Is" Valentine Concert

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"What Love Is" is the title of the much awaited valentine collaboration concert of two of the country’s top concert performers, the Concert King Martin Nievera and the Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo.

"What Love Is" concert is produced by Viva Concerts with Mr. Louie Ocampo as musical director and Mr. Rowell Santiago as director.

So mark February 12, 2011, Saturday at 8pm and croon to the Love songs and performances from the Popstar Princess, Sarah Geronimo and the Concert King, Martin Nievera in the valentine concert show “What Love Is” at the Araneta Coliseum.

Tickets are now available at P4,000 (Patron A), P3,500 (Patron B), P3,500 (Lower Box), P1,500 (Upper Box A), P1,000 (Upper Box B) and P400 (General Admission). For ticket inquiries please call 687-7236 or ticketnet AT 911-5555. For more information, you may log on to www.viva.com.ph.

Erich Gonzales to Star in The Pinoy Adaptation of Mexican Telenovela "Maria la del Barrio"

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After playing the innocent yet seductive 'Nene' in the TV remake of "Katorse" which made her one of ABS-CBN's big stars, Erich Gonzales is back in yet another sexy but challenging role in the Pinoy TV adaptation of hit Thalia-starrer "Maria la del Barrio".

Playing his love interest in the said TV series is his perennial onscreen partner Enchong Dee.

Erich admitted that she felt pressured to do this role:

Yong pressure hindi talaga ‘yan maaalis. ‘Yong kaba, lahat ng emotions, halo-halo na. But what’s important is that pagdating na ng trabaho ay kailangan mo ng mag-focus at mag-concentrate. Dapat talaga ito ‘yong maging priority mo at huwag ka munang mag-isip ng kung anu-ano. Be ready palagi.” Erich said.


15th Asian Television Awards - 2010 Winners Announced; Dingdong Dantes and Michael V. Fail To Win

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Check out the full list of winners in the 2010 Asian Television Awards was held last December 9, 2010, at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore:

Best Documentary Programme (30 mins or less) - Eco Solutions - Saving Sumatra (CNN Int'l, Singapore)

Best Documentary Programme (31 mins or more) - Story of Seung-il: What It Means To Live (SBS Channel 6, South Korea)

Best News Program - India at 9 (CNN-IBN, India)

Best Single News Story / Report - After the Cheonan: The First Glimpse Inside North Korea (Channel 53 and Channel 6, Taiwan)
Best Drama Series - Changes (JBC, China)

Best Single Drama or Telemovie Programme - Father's Home (SBS Channel 6, Korea)

Best Comedy Programme - The Noose 3 (MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore)

Best Current Afairs Programme - 921 Earthquake Special (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Best Children's Programme - Discover Science: Let's See the Speed of Sound (NHK, Japan)

Best Entertainment (One-Off/Annual) Special - MTV World Stage VMAJ 2010 (MTV Networks Asia, Singapore)

Best Entertainment Programme - World Cafe Middle East - Istanbul (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Best Game or Quiz Programme - Jangan Lupa Livik! (Astro Ria, Malaysia)

Best Music Programme - Singapore Idol 2009 Finals (MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore)
Best Reality Program - Storm Surfers - New Zealand (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Best Infotainment - Culinary Asia - Japan (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Best Talk Show - Betrayal of Bhopal (NDTV 24x7, India)

Best Animation - Star Wars: the Clone Wars - The Mandalore Plot (MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore)

Best Social Awareness Program - Womb of the World (National Geographic Channel, Singapore)

Best Adaptation of an Existing Format - Project Runway Korea 2 (Orion Cinema Network, South Korea)

Best Cross-Platform Content - Citizen Journalist Show (CNN-IBN, India)
Best Lifestyle Programme - Passage to Malaysia - The Cradle (TLC, Singapore)

Best News Presenter or Anchor - Martin Soong (Squawk Box, CNBC, Singapore)

Best Current Afairs Presenter - Karan Thapar (Devil's Advocate, CNN-IBN, India)

Best Entertainment Presenter - Bobby Chin, World Cafe Middle East - Istanbul (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Best Drama Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Bowie Lam (Sister of Pearl, TVB Jade, Hong Kong)

Best Drama Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Rebecca Lim (The Pupil, MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore)

Best Drama Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Lim Kay Tong (The Pupil, MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore)

Best Drama Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Susan Tse Seut Sum (Beyond The Realm of Conscience, TVB Jade, Hong Kong)

Best Comedy Performance by an Actor / Actress - Chua En Lai (The Noose 3, MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore)

Best Cinematography - Storm Surfers - New Zealand (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Best Direction - Fight Masters: Silat (National Geographic Channel, Singapore)
Best Editing - Hip Korea: Kim Yu Na (Discovery Channel, Singapore)

Terrestrial Channel of the Year - MediaCorp Channel 5, Singapore
Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year - MediaCorp, Singapore

Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year - Discovery Channel, Singapore

Cable & Satellite Network of the Year - Discovery Network Asia, Singapore


Sexy Actresses Bangs Garcia, Iya Villania and Kristel Moreno Join "Martha Cecilia's Kristine"

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Actor Zanjoe Marudo continues to show versatility in his craft after his character underwent several changes in the opening of the new chapter of the hit teleserye Martha Cecilia's Kristine.

Far from the simple and playful Jaime, Zanjoe's character now is more serious about life and is more ambitious. This after Jaime finally embraced his true identity as Bernard de Silva-Fortalejo, the heir of two of the most powerful families in Paso De Blas.

That is why from the fields where he used to toil, Zanjoe's character can now be seen dressed formally whenever he sits in the boardroom of his family's company.

"Heto na ang challenge sa akin bilang aktor...ang transition mula sa pagiging Jaime papunta sa pagiging Bernard. Si Jaime kasi masiyahin siya, wala pa siyang baggage na dinadala. Si Bernard, mas confident, mas malalaki na ang goals hindi lang sa sarili kundi para rin sa ibang tao," said the Prince of Passion.

He added that unlike Jaime, whose world revolved around Jewel (Cristine Reyes), Bernard is wise enough to strive to continue his life without his former love. Part of his moving-on phase, of course, is meeting new women. This week, we saw sparks fly between Bernard and Dianna, played by Bangs Garcia.

"Habang wala si Jewel, magiging magkaibigan si Bernard at Dianna. Abangan na lang ng mga tao kung saan mapupunta ang relasyon nila," Zanjoe teased.


Aside from Bangs, two more sexy young actresses are joining the cast-- Iya Villania and Kristel Moreno. With the entry of new characters, Zanjoe said there will be more love stories and storylines to follow for the viewers in the epic TV adaptation of the number one best selling pocketbook series in the Philippines.


In the coming week, Jewel will face a threat of danger from a person who knows her real identity. Bernard will also discover Dianna's deep dark secret that could spell doom to their blooming romance. Still, their story will end up with a marriage proposal from Bernard, who thought all this time that Jewel is dead.

Meanwhile, Scarlet (Iya) and Marco de Silva (Rafael Rosell) also begin to get closer to each other, while the paths of Nathaniel (JM de Guzman) and Jasmin (Kristel Moreno) will cross again after their awkward first meeting.

Also watch out for Jewel's return to Paso De Blas, who lost all her memory after surviving the explosion. Don't miss the thrilling and romantic episodes of the teleserye that brings life to your nights, Martha Cecilia's Kristine, Ang Ikalawang Yugto, after Imortal on ABS-CBN.


GMA-7 Registered 8-point Lead Over ABS-CBN in Mega Manila Audience Share Last November

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GMA Network kept its strong grip of the TV ratings lead in viewer-rich Luzon and the highly-coveted Mega Manila area in November, this despite program changes made by competition backed up by aggressive promotion during the said month.

Based on people data during the said month (November 28-30 based on overnight ratings) from the more widely recognized ratings service Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, GMA-7 scored 35.4 percent in audience share in Mega Manila, up by a huge 8.0 percentage points over ABS-CBN's 27.4 points.

Mega Manila comprises 55 percent of the total urban TV household population in the country.

Including specials, seventeen (17) out of the overall top thirty programs were from GMA-7 with six (6) Kapuso shows making it to the top 10. The boxing bout between pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito topped all programs for the month.

The station's banner newscast 24 Oras; Ilumina featuring Rhian Ramos, Jackie Rice, and Aljur Abrenica; Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown hosted by Richard Gutierrez; Grazilda with Glaiza De Castro; and weekend primetime Public Affairs show Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho all made it to the top 10.

GMA-7 likewise kept its lead in TV ratings in Urban Luzon, which makes up for a huge 77 percent of the total television households nationwide. GMA-7 posted an average total day audience share of 33.6 percent, up by 3.8 percentage points against ABS-CBN's 29.8.

Including specials, fourteen (14) out of the top thirty overall programs in Urban Luzon were from GMA-7 with Pacquiao vs. Margarito, 24 Oras, Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho, Survivor Philippines, Grazilda, Bantatay, and Ilumina all in the top fifteen.

ABS-CBN brought back veteran anchors in its primetime newscast while TV5 launched its much-hyped variety show in the early primetime slot, but both failed to overcome GMA Network's primetime newscast 24 Oras in TV ratings in Luzon and Mega Manila last November.

The longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga!, which airs on GMA Network at a timeslot with lower viewing levels than primetime, even posted higher TV ratings in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila than TV5's new primetime variety show.


Sharon Cuneta Launches "Loving by Sharon" Perfumes

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Megastar Sharon Cuneta launched her own line of fragrance in partnership with Michelle Acense of Zenzest. Called Loving by Sharon, it comes in a sexy bottle with an elegant box with a photo of the Megastar in a seductive pose, now available in all Zenzest outlets and Boardwalk direct sales.


GMA-7 Christmas Short Film Festival

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This Christmas 2010, GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. (GMPI), the sales and marketing subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. (GMA), brings a showcase of specially-produced short films with its annual campaign dubbed, Christmas Short Film Festival.

Since 2006, the project has become an effective tool to communicate Christmas messages to the market. Now on its fifth year, the campaign is backed by seven major sponsors, namely, Herbs and Nature’s Liveraide, Nestle’s Coffeemate and Maggi Magic Sarap, Century Pacific Group’s Angel Kremdensada, Quick Service restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mead Johnson’s Lactum, and money transfer service Western Union.

Seven Christmas Short Films, each produced with the seven partner-advertisers, serve as a platform to deliver inspiring Christmas stories. Among the Kapuso stars featured in the Christmas stories are News and Public Affairs’ (N&PA) Lyn Ching, Regine Tolentino, Love Añover, and Entertainment TV’s (ETV) Bella Padilla, Luane Dy, Stef Prescott, and Pekto.

The shorts were directed by RA Rivera, Marie Jamora, Treb Monteras, Marla Ancheta, Paul Soriano and Richard Ang.

"We are excited about this project as we are able to spread the Christmas message thru the use of an effective medium, film. This is part of our continuing efforts to find innovative means of bridging GMA’s corporate image - being a ‘Kapuso’ - to the market and the viewers," said GMPI president and COO Lizelle G. Maralag.


Richard Herrera and Richard Hardin of Team Philippines Win Amazing Race Asia 4

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Pals Richard Hardin, a 34-year-old basketball player and Richard Herrera, a 31-year-old model from the Philippines finished first in the recently concluded Amazing Race Asia Season 4 and bring home a total of US$100,000.00 cash prize.

The two Rich duo defeated the Rebel Pals from Singapore and Father and Daughter team from Indonesia at the final leg of the Asian franchise of the popular reality show.

However, another team from the Philippines - the Party girls Jess and Lani, finished at fourth place this season.


Here’s what the final three teams have to go through in the final leg of the race (courtesy of Wikipedia):

In the last leg’s Detour, teams must choose between Stay Up and Add Up. In Stay Up, teams must successfully ride a wave for an accumulated time of two minutes at the Wave House in Sentosa Island. In Add Up, teams must head to the Gmax Reverse Bungee and add up three numbers called out by the host and get the sum correctly to receive their next clue. In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member must make a tightrope walk from tower 1 to tower 2 of the Marina Bay Sands Resort to get their clue. They must then make their way back to tower 1 to finish the task.

Additional Tasks

* At the Cavenagh Bridge, teams must locate the lion dancers to receive their next clue.

* At the Red House Seafood Restaurant, teams must extract 1 kilogram of chili crab to receive their next clue.

* Teams must search one of four Caltex stations and find a vintage car. If the vintage car is no longer in the Caltex Station, the team must proceed to a different Caltex station.

* At the St. James Power Station, teams have two minutes to unlock their handcuffs and perform an escape illusion to receive their next clue.

* At the Marina Bay Sands Resort, teams must ride a marked elevator to the Sky Park Swimming Pool where teams will be tested with their memory on the race. Once they’ve retrieved seven rings, they can receive their next clue.

Richard and Richard became the first Philippine team to become the winner in the four season of Amazing Race Asia. Philippines representatives from the previous season were Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez finished only third in Season 2 while Geoff Rodriguez and Tisha Silang placed second in Season 3.


SKYCABLE Reaffirms Leadership as Digital Content Provider

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SKYCABLE Corporation is leveraging its lead in digital to provide cable subscribers the best in digital home entertainment, the unique feature which allows flexibility and customization of contents to suit individual preference for greater viewing pleasure.

The Lopez-owned cable company’s aggressive move to be at the forefront of providing consumers with choices of how, what, when, and where they watch TV content was ushered in by the introduction of SKYCABLE Select, an innovative service that powers the DigiBox, a digital set-top box that gives subscribers more flexibility and choice to tailor-fit their own cable TV line up, by allowing them to pick and choose the channels they want added to
any basic cable package that they have. This has resulted in a fully customized subscription package that conforms to the family’s viewing preferences and budget.

This move to offer full digital service will culminate with the launch of another first-of-its-kind service in the country -- the personal video recorder (PVR) system.

Also known as a digital video recorder (DVR), the PVR is a device that records TV onto a hard drive in digital format. Unlike video and DVD recorders, there is no need for tapes or disks. PVRs give you the ability to pause live TV, instantly replay scenes just watched while continuing to record. It is similar to TiVO, the world’s first digital video recorder which has a very large following in the US.

At the heart of any PVR is the electronic program guide (EPG). It’s needed for selecting all the things you want your PVR to record. The better the EPG, the more intuitive your PVR becomes, recording programs by itself based on your previous choices.

The SKYCABLE PVR service is currently on trial and will be commercially available by the first quarter of next year.

SkyCable Vice-president for Marketing Ray Montinola

PIONEER AND LEADER IN HDtv IN PH

As the Philippines ushers in the age of digital broadcasting, SKYCABLE has already staked a claim in this promising new area with its recent offerings in the market of many significant firsts in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD), thus further cementing its leadership position in the local cable TV industry.

Nowadays, if THX and 3D movies have become the new standards for theater watching, Digital and HD standard is starting to stamp its mark in home TV viewing. SKYCABLE is at the forefront of this revolution with offerings that enhance the viewing enjoyment of its subscribers by providing the widest array of digital content and High Definition (HD) programs that subscribers can choose one at a time.

In 2008, the cable firm pioneered the first HDtv broadcast in the country when it presented the Ryder Cup golf tournament in high definition followed by the introduction of 24/7 HD channels by April 2009. In June of the same year, SKYCABLE scored another winning innovation in the Philippine cable TV industry when it produced the first ever locally produced HD program with the airing of live and exclusive coverage of the UAAP and NCAA basketball games in HD. Last July, SKYCABLE also offered the exclusive HD coverage of the 2010 World Cup matches in South Africa. Since then SKYCABLE has carried on the zeal by adding more HD channels and HD pay-per-view options.

Rodrigo P. Montinola, SKYCABLE Corp. head of marketing said, with the current depth and breadth of digital content and HD program offerings of SKY, complemented by its planned innovations that are currently in the drawing board, he is confident that SKY will continue to enjoy its market leadership position in the years to come.

Our plan of digitization of cable services augurs well with our vision of ensuring delivery of superior TV viewing experience for our customers and help bring about newfound television intelligence that makes it possible for subscribers to tailor-fit their viewing preferences,” Montinola said.


BEST HD PACKAGE OFFERING

In the latest SKYCABLE HD pay-per-view offering - the Pacquiao vs Margarito fight - SKYCABLE subscribers were able to experience “ringside” seat to all the boxing action. They can also get the same “courtside” feel when they subscribed to NBA premium on HD.

At present, SKYCABLE offers eight HD channels, namely: Discovery HD World, History HD, National Geographic Channel HD, HBO HD, NBA Premium HD, Star Movies HD, Fox Crime HD and ESPN HD.

HD fans have multiple subscription options to get their fix of high definition content.

Availing of the SKYCABLE HD Innovation pack gives them access to Discovery HD World, History HD and HBO HD while SKYCABLE HD Revolution offers Fox Crime HD, National Geographic Channel HD and Star Movies HD. Basketball fans may avail of NBA Premium HD on a separate package while a free one-year access to ESPN HD comes with a subscription to any SKYCABLE HD package.



“Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2” Invades Cebu and Davao

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The country’s biggest nationwide talent-reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” is set to conquer your TV screens once more as its much-awaited second season kicks off this first quarter of 2011.

Auditions started recently where thousands of hopefuls coming from Visayas and Mindanao flocked to the Cebu Institute of Technology University in Cebu and Philippine Women’s College in Davao and showed what they got in hopes of following the footsteps of PGT’s first grand winner Jovit Baldivino.

The team only visited two locations but the turnout of applicants already surpassed the combined number of applicants who auditioned in almost 20 cities during the first season.

The number of people who auditioned is very overwhelming. We cant event take a break because the number of hopefuls to be interviewed and to be watched will surely pile up in a matter of minutes,” said Rancy Recato, Executive Producer of PGT.

Pinoys showed better and more intense talents be it singing, dancing, or even unique and unconventional acts.

Even applicants during the first season auditioned once more and trying their second shot at stardom.

“Pilipinas Got Talent” is indeed one of the most successful and most watched talent-reality show on Philippine TV and its grand winner Jovit Baldivino is definitely soaring greater heights with the break given to him by the show. Even finalists like the breakdancing Velasco Brothers, Ezra Band, singers Sherwin Baguion and Markki Stroem, magician Alakim, ventriloquist Ruther Urquia, and guitarist Keith Clark Delleva are already making their marks and taking their respective paths in the industry.

The show also performed very well in ratings. It was able to hit a high of 43.1% only on its second week of airing based on national ratings data from Kantar Media.

PGT also trended a couple of times in the famous social networking site Twitter, which only proves how widely viewed the show is by Pinoys worldwide.

To all PGT hopefuls, you can audition on Dec 15 and 16 at the Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan, and on Dec 18 and 19 at the ABS-CBN complex in Manila. Everyone is welcome to join, be it young or old; solo or in groups; as long as you have the talent to sing, dance, do magic, do extreme exhibitions, and any other possible form of talents. Other audition legs on other parts of the country will be held on January 2011.

Are you the next “Pilipinas Got Talent” grand winner? Which act will bring home the victory this second season? Watch out as the show returns very soon on ABS-CBN.



TV5 Reaps Trophies This Awards Season

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The Happy Network is now a proven kids’ favorite after bagging 16 recognitions at the recent Anak TV Awards by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television.

Ryan Agoncillo was awarded the Favorite Anak TV Makabata Star for being a good influence among children surveyed, while Talentadong Pinoy was a Top TV Program Household Favorite. Mustard TV (a 30-minute children’s show that teaches kids about Jesus and the Bible), The World Exposed with Bishop Chito Tagle and 12 other kids’ shows previously aired on TV5 were among the programs given an Anak TV seal.

TV5 also reaped four trophies at the 19th Golden Dove Awards by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), which included Talentadong Pinoy (Best TV Games/Variety Program), Lokomoko U (Best TV Comedy Program), USI: Under Special Investigation (Best TV Documentary Program) and Paolo Bediones (Best TV Documentary Program Host).

Among the Kapatid wins, the recognition given to Paolo Bediones as exemplary host of a documentary program earned him badge of integrity after shifting to journalism from entertainment. “Personally this is a very, very important milestone for me. Ito ang una kong taon bilang mamamahayag. Kaya ang pagkilala pong ito ay mahalaga po sa akin. Maraming, maraming salamat, KBP,” expressed Paolo in his acceptance speech at the award ceremony held in Tagaytay City.

Meanwhile, TV5 earned its first Philippine Quill Award of Merit through News5’s back-to-school public service project Oplan Sigla sa Skwela for excellence in Communication Management in Economic, Social and Environmental Division. Led by News5 Public Service head Sherryl Yao, the project aimed at teaching pupils of good hygiene practices when the school year opened last June.

The 24th Star Awards for Television also recognized Vic Sotto as Best Variety Game Show Host for Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, and the defunct teen program Lipgloss as Best Youth-Oriented Program.



GLEE Season 2 'A Very Glee Christmas' Recap

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The kids are trying to enjoy the Christmas spirit with each other by decorating the choir room together. Mr. Schue thinks they should spread the cheer and go caroling throughout the classrooms to raise money for charities. It doesn’t go so well because well..the kids are still losers no matter how many competitions they win. They’re on an island of misfit toys if you will. Finn tries to encourage the group to not let this get them down. He loves Christmas and probably embodies the spirit the best out of all of them.

Brittany loves Christmas too. LOVES it. Just like a child does. In fact, Artie finds out she still believes in Santa Claus. She’s so convinced of his power and magic she can’t wait to ask him for what she wants for Christmas. Artie asks the club to keep up the charade of Santa being real and asks them to go with them to visit a mall Santa. They all go to sit on his lap and ask for their gifts but it’s Brittany who’s super excited. She sits on his lap and tells him the only thing she wants for Christmas is for Artie to walk again. AWWWWWWW. Between her enthusiasm and Artie’s “Oh sh*t” look on his face, that was so cute. Things just got a little difficult for him.

Rachel is pretty convinced that Finn is going to forgive her any second for kissing Puck. She arranges a performance and tries to apologize to him through song but he’s not interested and walks out. Not one to waste a prime opportunity to belt one out, she sings it anyway. It’s kind of depressing all by herself watching all the other couples while she sings Merry Christmas Darling. Speaking of happy couples..kind of..Oh my gosh I love Blaine. He asks Kurt to help him practice for a performance of Baby It’s Cold Outside and ahh I’ve never seen anything so cute. I could watch Darren Criss sing this all day long. So adorable. Kurt being in love with him already makes so much sense.

The teachers participate in a Secret Santa. To his dismay, Will gets Sue’s name and he can’t think of anything to get her but a soul. The teachers find out that Sue rigged the Secret Santa so that she receives all the gifts. What a Grinch that woman is. I mean it. She paints herself green and goes to steal all her presents back and destroys the Glee club’s Christmas tree in the process. Why was that necessary? So mean. Anyone else think Sue is bipolar or something. Sheesh. She’s nice one week and evil the next. Rachel goes with Finn to get a new tree and isn’t giving up on getting him back. She tries to win him back singing Last Christmas to him through a Christmas tree lot. He breaks up with her. Guess he doesn’t like that song. But I love it. :D

The boys are in panic mode and ask Beiste to dress up as Santa and explain to Brittany that she won’t be getting her wish this Christmas. It’s no wonder Beiste isn’t excited to do that but she agrees. Brittany hears “Santa” in the middle of the night and sits down on the couch with him. Beiste explains to Brittany that her wish is a little difficult, but that patience would be a better gift in this case. Brittany is disappointed and heartbroken that Santa’s magic can’t cure Artie. Aww this is so sad. She thinks it’s so unfair that Artie can’t walk.

The club performs one last time for the faculty for charity donations and this inspires Sue to give all the gifts back. It looks like it inspired “Santa” too because the next morning, Brittany finds something under her tree. It’s some sort of robotic thing that enables Artie to walk. He shows it off to the club and they’re all shocked. It’s so magical I could cry. Brittany is convinced it’s from Santa and the rest of the group just believe it’s a Christmas miracle. Yay Artie! This episode was so great. It had the perfect balance of everything.

By Noelle at Rickey


ASAP XV Airs Gives Back Special this Sunday

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It’s the ultimate season for giving on ASAP XV.

This Sunday, witness the most heartwarming and touching moments as ASAPXV savors the true kapamilya spirit in a very special ASAP GIVES BACK episode.

More than the usual partying, our ASAPXV Kapamilya takes precious time in celebrating the holiday season with special people who truly deserve to experience the joy of Christmas. Catch your favorite ASAP Kapamilya as they reach out to our Kapamilyas and wholeheartedly gives back all the blessings.

Plus get ready as ASAPXV opens up the biggest gifts for everyone. Tune in this Sunday and get the chance to receive extraordinary gifts straight from your ASAP kapamilya.


ULTIMATE HOLIDAY PARTY

Also this Sunday, ASAPXV gives out non-stop performances sure to bring delight this Christmas season.

Feel the joy of the holidays with unparalleled concert experience from the country’s top concert artists.

Be carried away as Mr.Pure Energy Gary Valenciano together with acoustic favorites Yeng, Sam and Aiza create pure music together.

Get overly romantic as the Sessionistas jam all-time Christmas melodies for everyone.

Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo shows off another showstopping performance on SOS.

Supah surprises explode on the ASAP centerstage with ultra hot dance performances from the Supahdance Krew, ASAP Ultimate Leading Ladies back to back with the Supahkids, Kim Chiu, Melai and Billy Crawford.

Get an early Christmas gift from the stars of Metro Manila Film Festival 2010. Join the cast of DALAW, SUPER INDAY AND THE GOLDEN BIBE and RPG METANOIA.


2011 UNFOLDS

Don’t miss the most stellar Christmas Party ever. That’s Xmas happens on December 19. Watch as our ASAPXV kapamilya compete for the glory of being this year’s champion.

Plus be there when 2011 unfold. Your ASAP Kapamilya breaks the biggest rockin’ surprise ever. Live on January 2, 2011.

Join the celebration in a one of a kind Christmas spectacle from your whole ASAP kapamilya beginning this Sunday, December 12 at 12:15 high noon.


Jewel Mische Officially Signs Contract with ABS-CBN and Star Magic

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Its Official!

Jewel Mische just signed a contract with Star Magic and ABS-CBN.

Present in the contract signing are ABS-CBN big bosses Linggit Tan, Channel Head Cory Vidanes, Deo Edrinal and Star Magic Head Johnny Manahan.

Jewel's first project with the Kapamilya network is a teleserye with Gerald Anderson entitled Bagwis.

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Kapamilya Stars and Shows Won Anak TV Seal Awards

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ABS-CBN Kapamilya stars and shows once again dominated the recently concluded 2010 Anak TV Seal Awards.

Present to personally accept their Makabata Stars were ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, TV Patrol’s Ted Failon, Korina Sanchez, Bernadette Sembrano and Kim Atienza, Bandila’s Karen Davila and Julius Babao, along with his wife Christine Bersola-Babao.

Also there were actors Luis Manzano, Coco Martin, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis and Toni Gonzaga.

News and Current Affairs shows Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol World and Matanglawin, meanwhile, bagged the Top TV Program Household Favorites this year.

Also recognized for the same category were entertainment shows Agua Bendita, ASAP, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Magkaribal, May Bukas Pa, Noah, Pilipinas Got Talent, Rated K, Showtime and Sineskwela.

Actress Gretchen Barretto was the one who received the award for Magkaribal. Gretchen related to ABS-CBN News that this recognition is an early Christmas gift not just for her but for the whole cast.

Punong puno ng pasasalamat on behalf of our cast, ‘yong pagiging No.1 namin ‘yong appreciation sa amin, isang malaking Christmas gift,” said Gretchen.

She also shared that aside from the Anak TV Seal and the Star Awards, the now defunct television series is set to receive more recognitions, something which her partner Tony Boy Cojuangco was happy about.

Dapat 7 lang na simbahan pupuntahan ko, pero I went to 9 churches and everyday nagsisimba ako! Sabi sa akin ni Tony noong nakakuha ako ng award, ‘Good girl.’ Sabi ko, ‘Thank you,’” she blissfully said.

Coco also expressed his pleasure over the recognition. “Nakaka-proud kasi second time na ako nabigyan ng award ng Anak TV Seal at nakakatuwa nakakabigay ako ng inspirasyon sa kabataan.

Luis, on the other hand, could not believe that he was chosen to be among the personalities awarded. “It's overwhelming kasi it's my first time and hopefully not the last. This is very special because boto ng kabataan ito.”

Meanwhile, Luis' mom, Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, immediately sent her congratulatory message to her son.

The Anak TV Seal is given every year by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television. The Anak TV Seal is conferred to kid-friendly TVprograms and personalities who are considered to be good influence on children.


Erich Gonzales is "Maria La Del Barrio"; Reunite with Enchong Dee

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Their chemistry sparked in Katorse. Their team-up bloomed in Tanging Yaman. It continued further in Magkaribal. Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales will reunite once more in the upcoming Philippine adaptation of the hit Mexican telenovela “Maria La del Barrio”!

ABS-CBN has bought the rights of the popular telenovela which opriginally starred the Mexican superstar Thalia of the MariMar fame. The local version will be portrayed by Erich Gonzales.

Erich is very grateful to ABS-CBN for giving her the coveted title role.

Thankful po ako dahil may next project po ulit after Magkaribal. Gagawin ko ang best ko para ‘di po masayang ‘yung tiwala na ibinigay sa akin, talaga pong pagbubutihin ko,” the young actress said.

And EnRich will not be complete if there’s no Enchong. Playing the part of the sexy hunk Luis Fernando in the telenovela is Enchong Dee.


Maggie Wilson-Victor Consunji Erotic Pre-Wedding Video

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For their upcoming wedding, Maggie Wilson and Victor Consunji commissioned wedding videographer Jason Magbanua to produce this very hot video.

Maggie also shared some details about her upcoming wedding to businessman Victor Consunji.

"...this video is actually a "teaser" to the Final Director's cut that will be aired on the wedding day itself, which will be on December 18th at a private beach resort in Legaspi Albay. Its a fairly small wedding with only 180 guests. The event will be stretched out into 3 days, the rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding party and the wedding ceremony and reception after.. performing for the wedding will be DJ's Mars Miranda and Manolet Dario as well as SinoKat.. our hosts will be Marc Nelson and Joey Mead! My Wedding Dress is made by Vera Wang and my Fiancee's suit and entourages' outfits were all made by Rajo Laurel! :)"

Watch the video here:




Video to Watch: Kris Aquino - Ted Failon, The Beginning of a New Love Story

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Ano nga bang meron? Watch the video and judge for yourself. Boy is right, only Kris Aquino can do that....can perfectly do that.




ChismisExpress: Piolo, KC, Marian and Dingdong Endorse Real Leaf Green Tea

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ABS-CBN 2: Jewel Mische will sign as a Star Magic contract artist tomorrow, December 8.

Star Cinema: RPG: Metanoia has been graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. Zaijian Jaranilla, Aga Muhlach, Eugene Domingo and Vhong Navarro lend their voices for the first Pinoy 3D film, which will compete in the 36th Metro Manila Film Fest.

GMA-7: Kapuso premiere stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera and Kapamilya's biggest stars Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion joint together to become the new endorsers/ambassadors of Real Leaf Green Tea.

TWITTER: Kris Aquino says ABS-CBN's Price is Right will begin airing on the 3rd week of January 2011. Meanwhile, Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 is scheduled to start airing by the 1st week of March.

TV5: Perci Intalan, TV5 Entertainment and Creative Head) still mums about the Piolo Pascual transfer issue. When asked, he only said, “Cannot comment, eh”.


Members of Entertainment Press Shine in ABS-CBN Christmas Party

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Showbiznest, together with members of the entertainment press, graced ABS-CBN’s fun-filled Christmas Party for the Press last December 3.

A showbiz columnist dancing to Justin Bieber’s “Baby” clad with only baby diapers is something you wouldn’t see regularly. But this was just one among the many highlights in ABS-CBN’s recently concluded Christmas Party for the entertainment press held last Friday, December 3 at the Dolphy Theatre.

No less than ABS-CBN President and COO Charo Santos-Concio and Channel 2 Head Cory Vidanes welcomed the press to what they called as “the press members’ night.” And indeed, print, TV and online editors and writers, and not the stars, took the spotlight in the much-awaited event.

This year’s program, entitled “Ngayong Pasko, Magniningning Ang Pilipino, Kapamilya Krismas Party sa Press 2010,” proved to be one of the most memorable with its colorful blend of show-stopping performances, heart-tugging tributes, and extravagant raffle prizes.

Hosted by Ogie Diaz and MJ Felipe, who are members of the press themselves, the festivities kicked off with a talent showdown among members of writer groups EnPress and PMPC, and columnists Glenn Sibonga and Leo Bukas, who came out with individual performances.


Bukas’ heartfelt rendition of Gary Valenciano’s “Natutulog Ba ang Diyos?” won judges Rene Salud, Nat Manilag, and Frederick Peralta over, while the PMPC group was runner-up. Bukas won himself P20,000 for his winning performance.


The program also included the announcement of the winner of the “Theme Song ng Buhay Ko” contest, which is inspired by the “Pilipinas Win na Win’s” segment where contestants submit letters of their life stories and the song which would serve as the entrant’s life theme.

Pete Ampoloquio Jr’s story was judged the most moving and inspiring and he was treated with Marco Sison’s live rendition of his life theme song, “If We Hold on Together.”

Members of the press were even more close to tears when ABS-CBN played a touching tribute for two members of the press who departed this year—Archie De Calma and Robert Pangis.

Meanwhile, another big winner that night was Dominic Rea, who won “Pinakamaningning na Press” with his shining and shimmering get-up. He and his three runners-up were also serenaded by Markki Stroem of Pilipinas Got Talent.


The climax of the night, of course, was the raffle segment where it gave away more than P500,000 worth of premium items and cash prizes. ABS-CBN talents such as KC Concepcion, the “Shoutout” cast, Markki Stroem, Princess, Hannah Flores, and the Star Power finalists also took time to entertain and bond with the press. ABS-CBN also gave the showbiz press a sneak peak at the Kapamilya network’s 2011 offerings including the comeback of Pinoy Big Brother and The Price is Right with Kris Aquino as host.

To end the night, members of the ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Division led by Head Bong Osorio gave a rousing surprise dance number with the “Press All-Stars,” who are made up of entertainment columnists and editors.


Every year, ABS-CBN stages a separate Christmas Party for the entertainment press to thank them for their support of the network, its talents and programs. “Kami po ay naniniwalang dahil sa inyong suporta, ang aming mga programa’y mas napapanood,” Osorio said.

This year, ABS-CBN did more than just thank the press. It also gave them a platform to showcase their talents, to just sit back and relax and to celebrate Christmas with their peers and friends.


Rocksteddy - Christmas Single (Music Video, Chords and Lyrics)

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Intro: D G (2x)

Verse:

D G
Malamig ang simoy ng hangin
D G
mga bata sa labas na nangangaroling
D
mga parol na patay sindi,
G
mga kulay na palamuti
D
sa Christmas tree
G
sa Christmas tree…

Bm G
Nag lalakad… ka ng mag isa
A
Walang kasama…

Chorus:
D G
Kawawa ka… naman…
D G
At single ka… ngayong pasko…
D G
Ilang taon kanang ganyan
D G
Ka date mo na naman ang nanay mo at.
F#m A
Bibili nalang ng Christmas card..
F#m A
At susulatan ko nalang ito
Bm G A
Ng merry Christmas happy new year
D
To me … G

II.Verse:

D
Hindi mo bah napupuna.?
G
Hindi mo bah na kikita..
D G
Lahat sila may kasama, ikaw lang ang wala
D
Hindi mo bah napapansin..
G
Di ka bah na iingit..
D G
Lahat sila may syotang malupit, ikaw walang ka date..

Bm G
Naglalakad…. Ka, sa mall ng mag isa,
A
Walang kasama….

(Chorus)

Adlib: D G D G Bm G Em G.

Bm G A
Naglalakad…. ka ng mag-isa walang kasama…

Chorus:
D G
Kawawa ka… naman…
D G
At single ka… ngayong pasko…
D G
Ilang taon kanang ganyan
D G
Ka date mo na naman ang nanay mo…

D G
Kawawa ka… naman…
D G
At single ka… ngayong pasko…
D G
Ilang taon kanang ganyan

D G
Ka date mo na naman ang nanay mo at.
F#m A
Bibili nalang ng Christmas card..
F#m A
At susulatan ko nalang ito
Bm G A
Ng merry Christmas happy new year
Bm G A
Kung hei fat choi, happy 3 kings.. To me.

D…..G…D….G


Jovit Baldivino Releases Second Album Titled "I'd Do Anything For Love"

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Following the success of his first album Faithfully, which has already reached Platinum Record Status, Jovit Baldivino is slated to release another album.


Titled 'I'd Do Anything For Love', this album features Jovit's powerful and distinct voice as he performs popular love rock songs, as well as the talented singer's original composition.

"Nananaginip ng Gising" is Jovit's first composition. The lyrics tell the story of someone in love with a girl, but he can't do anything but just daydream.

Other songs included in the album are "I Can Wait Forever," "I'll Do Anything For Love," "Please Forgive Me," "Mahal Pa Rin Kita," and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All." The carrier single of the album is "Carrie," a song that has made Jovit famous all over the country.

TRACK LISTING:

1. I Can Wait Forever
2. Carrie
3. I'd Do Anything For Love
4. Please Forgive Me
5. Mahal Pa Rin Kita
6. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
7. Nanaginip Ng Gising
8. Ika'y Mahal Pa Rin
9. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
10. Alam Ko Di Ako Ok Lang
11. Sana Ngayong Pasko
12. Pasko Ay Pag-Ibig
13. I Can Wait Forever minus one
14. Carrie minus one
15. Ika'y Mahal Pa Rin minus one


CHALK Magazine 50 Hottest Guys 2010

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Chalk Magazine reveals its list of 50 Hottest Guys as featured on its December 2010 - January 2011 issue.

On top of the list is Filipino-Italian model, racer turned actor-singer Matteo Guidicelli who is also the cover star of this issue.

Also in the list are:


Andres Tuason
Jason Go
Kyle Amor
Jao Ong


Tim Odullo
Markki Stroem
James Torres
Mica Caldito


Micah Lamar
Ron Morales
Kemuel Akut
DJ Lamar

Previous stars who topped the list are:

Sam Milby - 2005
Dennis Trillo - 2006
Jake Cuenca - 2007
Dingdong Dantes - 2008
Enchong Dee, Xian Lim and Ejay Falcon - 2009

To find out who complete Chalk Magazines' Hottest Guys of 2010, grab a copy now of Chalk Magazine, now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.


Angelica Panganiban Admits: "Ampon ako!"

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Angelica Panganiban, who recently met her American father in the United States, has revealed that she is an adopted child.

In her tell-all interview with “The Buzz” aired last Sunday, Angelica also divulged that her biological mom died 2 years ago. The actress’s mom was buried in Singapore where she paid her respects during All Souls’ Day last month.

Angelica only learned about her adoption on January 5 this year after taping her gag show “Banana Split.” She, however, confessed that, even before that, she already had doubts about her identity.

Noong high school ako may nagsasabi na sa akin na kilala ‘yong tunay kong nanay… Nag-start na akong mag-doubt [kasi] bakit may lumalabas na ganoon,” she said.

According to the actress, when she finally found the courage, she told her cousin, “Alam mo feeling ko ampon ako.”

Her relative, she said, suddenly broke down and it was only then that she learned the truth.

Wala akong naramdamang galit. ‘Yong una kong naramdam nainggit ako kasi hindi pala ako part ng family na kinalakihan ko na parang sa akin ang perfect na ng lahat,” she said.

She explained that her adoptive mom might have been forced to keep it a secret after she entered show business. The actress said her adoptive family was only protecting her from possible negative reactions once the truth came out.

She added that they treated her well. “Never nilang pinaramdam na iba ako.”

Angelica also did everything to find her biological dad, Mark Charlson. She said her father did not try to find her because he thought that she and her mother had perished in a car accident.

This was how Angelica recounted her journey toward finding Charlson:

After kong kausapin ‘yong mama ko hindi siya sure kung ano talaga ang name ng daddy ko. So, ‘yong binigay niya sa akin walang first name. last name lang.

Una kong pinuntahan ‘yong website ng Navy and then nakita ko doon ang pangalan niya, walang phone number, walang kahit na ano.

And ‘yong mga panahon po na iyon wala akong plano na tawagan siya, makausap siya, gusto ko lang makita ang picture niya. Para lang mabuo ang imagination ko.

Siguro mga 2 weeks din then nahanap ko ‘yong isang fan page noong ship na sinakyan nila. Then may isang tao doon na nag-post na never daw niyang makakalimutan ‘yong experience niya noong martial law sa Philippines from 1984 to 1986. Ipinanganak po ako noong 1986. So, nagbakasakali ako na baka nga kilala niya ‘yong Mr. Charlson na ‘yon.

Nagpadala ako ng message sa kanya sumagot naman siya. Tinanong ko kung may kilala siyang Mr Charlson din. Then sumagot naman siya. Sabi niya, ‘Yes, why?’

Noong nabasa ko palang yong ‘yes’ niya para akong nabunutan ng tinik. Hanggang after ng I think wala pang 2 weeks, nagkausap kami ng daddy ko… Nagcha-chat lang kami noon. Noong nakita ko pa lang yong picture niya nanginginig na ako.

Para siyang lulubog, lilitaw…. hindi ko maintindihan ‘yong dahilan niya bakit ngayon makikipag-usap then para akong pinagtataguan. Dumating na sa point na nagpadala ako ng message sa kanya na wala naman akong gusto, hindi ko kailangan ng kahit anong support.”

She first talked to her father over the phone on her birthday. She said he finally agreed to meet her last month.

Seeing her father and talking to him was like “magic.” The actress and her American dad spent five days together, and it was the “happiest five days” of her life.

She said: “Tinatanong po niya kung ano ang mga projects na nagawa ko na… Nagbigay ako ng mga DVDs para mapanood niya ako, para makilala niya ako.”

She also gave him her first acting trophy as a gift. “Bilang siya ‘yong tatay ko, gusto ko na nasa kanya dahil sa kanya ako galing, sa kanya galing ang lahat ng ito.

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'Krusada' Premieres on Thursday

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In the light of Advocacy Journalism, KRUSADA focuses on the different causes of ABS-CBN's veteran pool of news anchors every week.

Spearheaded by their vigorous and dedicated action in favor of their crusade, the journalists take on even the most sensitive issues that the country faces today.

KRUSADA airs every Thursday night beginnis December 9, 2010, right after Bandila.


Star Studio Special Sarah!, Out Now!

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After the much successful released of 'StarStudio Plus: IDOL' bookazine feauturing The Pambansang Idol - Robin Padilla, StarStudio magazine released another special issue for December 2010 specially tackles all-about the Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo.

The banner article for this Special issue of StarStudio is “Sarah Geronimo: Stepping Up!” which features Sarah's Style and Makeup Tips, Sarah's Seven-year Fashion Evolution, her Career Strategies, Tips on How to Stay Happy and Grateful despite trials, and many more!

Star Studio Special Sarah! is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.


6th ASAP 24K Gold and Platinum Circle Awards - 2010 Winners

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Here is the full list of awardees in this year's ASAP 24K Gold and Platinum Awards given last Sunday, December 5, during ASAP XV's live show at ABS-CBN Studio:

24K Gold awardees

Jovit Baldivino (Jovit Baldivino Faithfully)
Released: July 2010
Gold Status: August 2010

Piolo Pascual (Decades)
Released: December 2009
Gold Status: February 2010

Princess (Addicted to Acoustic 2)
Released: February 2010
Gold Status: June 2010

Noel Cabangon (Byahe)
Released: October 2009
Gold Status; March 2010

Marvin Ong (Marvin Ong)
Released: June 2010
Gold Status: November 2010

Jericho Rosales (Change)
Released: September 2009
Gold Status: March 2010

Sam Milby (A Little Too Perfect Reloaded) -
Released: October 2009
Gold Status: May2010

Juris (Now Playing)
Released: February 2010
Gold Status: October 2010

Aiza Seguerra (Aiza Live)
Released: July 2009
Gold Status: May2010

Billy Crawford (Groove)
Released: May 2009
Gold Status: April 2010

Sabrina (I Love Acoustic)
Released December 2008
Gold Status: January 2010

Erik Santos (The Jim Brickman Songbook)
Released: July 2009
Gold Status: November 2010

Richard Poon (For You)
Released: March 2009
Gold Status: December 2010

SpongeCola (SpongeCola)
Released: September 2008
Gold Status: November 2010

Sam Concepcion (Sam Concepcion)
Released: January 2007
Gold Status: February 2010


Platinum Circle awardees

Sarah Geronimo (Record Breaker DVD)
Released: March 2010
Triple Platinum Status: December 2010

Christian Bautista (Romance Revisited)
Released: September 2009
Double Platinum Status: December 2010

Richard Poon (I'll Take Care Of You)
Released: November 2007
Double Platinum Status: December 2010

Jovit Baldivino (Jovit Baldivino Faithfully)
Released: July 2010
Platinum Status: October 2010

Gary V. & Martin Nieverra (As 1)
Released: August 2009
Platinum Status: December 2009

Piolo Pascual (Decades)
Released: December 2009
Platinum Status: August 2010

Noel Cabangon (Byahe)
Released: October 2009
Platinum Status: November 2010

Erik Santos (The Jim Brickman Songbook)
Released: July 2009
Platinum Status: October 2010


Elite Platinum Circle awardee

Martin Nieverra with 18 platinum, 5 double platinum, 3 triple platinum, 1 quadruple platinum albums in his entire career


Special Citation (platinum-selling albums released in other Asian countries):

Christian Bautista (Romance Revisited) - Double Platinum status in Indonesia
Sabrina (I Love Acoustic) - Platinum status in Indonesia, Gold status in Thailand
Aiza Seguerra (Open Arms) - Platinum status in Singapore

ASAP 24k Gold Awards is given to honor all Filipino recording artists whose albums reached gold and platinum status in the period of December 2009 to December 2010 and to show ASAP's support in the fight against piracy.


Eula Caballero Wins Star Factor

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15 year-old Eula Caballero from Cebu was declared the Star Factor Brightest Star in the live finals held this afternoon at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig.

Eula bested 3 other finalists - Morisette Amon, also from Cebu, who placed second, Christian Samson from Bulacan at 3rd place and 4th placer Ritz Alzul of Pampanga.

Eula brings home prize package from Banana Peel and Ever Bilena, 4-year college scholarship from AMA Education System, P1-million TV5 talent contract, P1-million cash (tax free) and a brand new house and lot.

Hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez, Star Factor is TV5's reality-based talent search for Philippine showbiz' future big star.


Video to Watch: Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez Shower Party

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Party Pilipinas delivered a love-filled afternoon in line with the anticipated and most talked about wedding of Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and Ultimate Singer-Songwriter Ogie Alcasid through a music-filled shower party in "Shower" Party Pilipinas earlier this afternoon.

Ogie and Regine reminisced the romantic ups and downs of their relationship through a song wholeheartedly performed by Ogie for his bride-to-be. Watch the video below:




Willie Revillame Reveals: Sarah Geronimo Transferring Soon To TV5

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Just September of this year, Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN to clarify rumors that she will no longer renew her contract with the Kapamilya network. She further clarified the rumor by saying, “At home na at home po ako at talagang napakalaki ng naitulong sa career ko ng ABS-CBN. Ito po ang tumulong na makilala ako ng mga tao bilang SarahGeronimo… sa ‘ASAP,’ aktres sa mga teleserye. Napaka-happy ko po at walang dahilan para umalis .”

Immediately after that, Sarah starred in her new TV project, a mildly hit kantaserye "1DOL" who only lasted for a month (35 episodes). Sarah felt really bad when people blamed her in the fate of her kantaserye. But despite that, she is reportedly being offered a movie opposite Gerald Anderson. But Sarah said she still doesn't know whether it will push through or not.

But in last Friday's airing of "Willing Willie", Willie Revillame, who is the closest person now to Vic del Rosario - Sarah's manager, announces with conviction that Sarah will soon transfer to the Kapatid network and will host a reality talent contest titled "Born to be a Star".

Watch the video below (Willie's announcement is at 7:15 - 7:27 frame):





Is Zanjoe Marudo Transferring to GMA-7 To Become Marian Rivera's Leading Man in 'Amaya'?

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It all started as a blind item, but in the famous fan forum website Pinoyexchange, netizens already named Zanjoe Marudo as the Kapamilya hunk actor who auditioned to be Marian Rivera's leading man in upcoming GMA-7 epicserye "Amaya".

In ABOUT SHOWBIZ column of Nitz Miralles in the previous issue of Pilipino Star Ngayon, she gave several clues which confusingly pertains to either Rafael Rossell or Zanjoe Marudo. To quote:

Baka hindi na isama si Will Devaughn dahil papasok siya sa Dwarfina bilang duwende na magkakagusto kay Dwarfina (Heart Evangelista). ’Yung mga pangalan ng artistang nadinig naming makakasama ni Marian ay naiba na.

Ang sigurado pa lang na kasama sa cast ay unang nakilala sa ibang field na nag-switch sa acting and in fairness sa kanya, puwede siya sa drama at comedy.

Napapanood siya sa isang soap ng istasyon ngayon at may letter R sa name niya. Sige, manghula na kayo."

And in today's issue of the same tabloid, Nitz Miralles gave additional clues that made Rafael out of the choices. She wrote:

Naalala n’yo ba ang na-blind item naming Kapamilya actor na sabi’y lilipat daw sa GMA 7 at isang big project ang naghihintay sa kanya sa Channel 7? Kahit kami ay hindi naniwala sa posibilidad na maging Kapuso ang actor dahil hindi siya nawawalan ng show sa ABS-CBN.

Sabi ng isang kaibigan, kakikita lang niya sa actor sa ABS-CBN last week at mukhang at home na at home pa rin ito sa Kapamilya network, kaya malabong maging totoo ang tsika.

Pero narinig din namin na nagpa-set ng meeting sa papasok na linggo ang management ng actor sa GMA 7. Kung para saan ang meeting, hindi pa namin alam at aalamin namin.

But pexmantra and feistymomma, PEX members, gave clues that strongly pointed to Zanjoe.

1. Zanjoe MaRudo, also in Kristine (transferring to avoid Mariel Rodriguez?)

2. based sa description na nagcocomedy, halos 2 shows lang naman ang comedy sa ABS--BANANA SPLIT and M3..--and i think, Zanjoe fits the description na nagcocomedy at nagdadrama din.

3. he comes from another field--modelling.

kat_md, another pex member, has this to say:

DinnoEreceFollow up BI: The possible move is supposedly for the EPIC search for someone's leading man. Do we hear warning BELLS just in case?
about 1 hour ago via web

popoycaritativo @DinnoErece Hmmmm... Ah! Alam ko yan.
about 1 hour ago via web in reply to DinnoErece

DinnoErece BI pa lang sa aking yung palipat pero pinaguusapan na ng 2 managers na sina @popoycaritativo at @leovdominguez so there must be truth in it
half a minute ago via web

^ zanjoe marudo daw..


FOOD Magazine Brings "Holiday Food Bazaar" at The Rockwell Tent

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'Tis the season for our taste buds to be jolly as FOOD Magazine throws a grand eating bazaar - the "Holiday Food Bazaar" happening this December 4 and 5, 10am - 7pm, at the Rockwell Tent, Makati.

Enjoy the most mouthwatering dishes, delectable cakes and pastries and perfect gift ideas.

So, see you all there food lovers!



ABS-CBN To Launch Jewel Mische and Gerald Anderson Loveteam in 'Bagwis'

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In last Friday night's "Kapamilya Krismas Party para sa Press 2010" at the Dolphy Theater, the new line-up of Kapamilya shows for December 2010 and first half of 2011 were revealed after the Kapamilya network's Trade Event last November 2.

One interesting show that captured the attention of entertainment press is Gerald Anderson's upcoming series titled "Bagwis" for two reasons: he will no longer work with Kim Chiu this time but he has a new partner in the presence of former Kapuso star Jewel Mische.

This project official seals the rumor about Jewel's transfer to the Kapamilya network.

So, are we expecting a new loveteam sensation called "Gewel"?



Miss India Nicole Faria Wins Miss Earth 2010

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Nicole Faria, a 20-year-old model from Bangalore, India was crowned Miss Earth 2010 and the first beauty queen from her country to win the Miss Earth crown.

Aside from winning this year's Miss Earth title, her graceful belly dance that combined Oriental and Middle Eastern style also made her the pageant's Miss Talent.

Here is the official result of Miss Earth 2010:

Miss Earth 2010:
India – Nicole Faria

Miss Air (1st Runner-up):
Ecuador – Jennifer Pazmiño

Miss Water (2nd Runner-up):
Thailand – Watsaporn Wattanakoon

Miss Fire (3rd Runner-up):
Puerto Rico – Yeidy Bosques


TOP 7

Japan – Marina Kishira
South Africa – Nondyebo Dzingwa
Venezuela – Mariángela Bonanni


TOP 14

Czech Republic – Carmen Justová
Italy – Ilenia Arnolfo
Netherlands – Desiree van den Berg
Russia – Viktoria Shchukina
Ukraine – Valentina Zhytnyk
United States – Danielle Bounds
Vietnam – Lưu Thị Diễm Hương


SPECIAL AWARDS

Major Awards:

Best in Swimsuit: Vietnam, Lưu Thị Diễm Hương
Best in Long Gown: Ecuador, Jennifer Pazmiño
Best in National Costume: Japan, Marina Kishira
Miss Talent: India, Nicole Faria
Miss Photogenic: Thailand, Watsaporn Wattanakoon
Miss Friendship: Guatemala, Sue Ellen Castañeda


Minor Awards:

Miss Aodai: Serbia, Tijana Rakic
Miss Vietnam Airlines: Vietnam, Lưu Thị Diễm Hương
Miss Diamond Place: India, Nicole Faria
Miss Earth Sea-Links City Resort: Japan, Marina Kishira
Miss Saigon Elegance: Serbia, Tijana Rakic
Miss PNJ: Ecuador, Jennifer Pazmiño
Miss CanDeluxe: Vietnam, Lưu Thị Diễm Hương

The Miss Earth 2010 coronation night was held Saturday night, December 4, at Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Oli Pettigrew, the host of AXN’s Sony Style, hosted the event along with YouTube sensation Marie Digby and Vietnamese spokesmodel Jennifer Pham, with performances from Irish pop star Ronan Keating and Vietnamese diva Mỹ Linh.

Her Time Has Come: Jessy Mendiola is ABS-CBN’S ‘Sabel’

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All set for her first major lead role, Jessy Mendiola takes the bold step in the newest series set to grace the Primetime Bida block of ABS-CBN starting December 6, “Sabel.”

Reprising the role that has launched Snooky Serna as an actress in the 1981 Regal classic ‘Bata Pa Si Sabel,’ Jessy finally takes a big leap in her career after four years of waiting. “The wait was worth it. Ngayon po ABS-CBN has entrusted me with a role na masasabi kong hindi ko pa talaga nagagawa sa buong buhay ko,” Jessy expressed.

Jessy’s acting skills was noticed in ‘Your Song presents Boystown’ where she shared the screen with the Gigger Boys. After her first Your Song stint, projects came pouring at Jessy’s feet. She became a part of the hit series ‘Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo’ where she played the vital character of Christina, Coco Martin’s love interest. She was also part of Your Song presents GIMIK 2010.

After being paired with various male teenstars, Jessy is now teamed up with two of the freshest faces in the industry: AJ Perez and Joseph Marco.

AJ Perez, member of the Gigger Boys, shared that after hearing that he will be working with Jessy again, he wanted to start taping right away. “Gusto ko na agad magtaping when I learned that I will be working with Jessy. Naalala ko kasi noon sa Your Song presents Boystown, ang saya ng experience naming lahat. Kahit puro lalaki kami nun, nakakasabay si Jessy. Magaling makisama.”

On the other hand, Joseph, commercial model and a newbie in the grounds of the Kapamilya Network, is happy to be part of ABS-CBN’s newest gateway to primetime, “Masayang-masaya po ako na makasama sa isang Kapamilya project lalo po na primetime teleserye pa. First teleserye project ko po ito sa ABS-CBN.”

A formidable list of stars shapes the powerhouse cast of Sabel: Rita Avila, Raymund Bagatsing, Daria Ramirez, Tommy Abuel, Ron Morales and Glydel Mercado.

Under the direction of Don Cuaresma, ‘Sabel’ depicts the story of a young girl, Sabel, cursed with bad luck. As this young girl mature, she begins to fall into the traps of love. Sabel's elders believe that she is too young to get into a romantic affair, but Sabel feels otherwise. So she goes ahead and follows her heart - even if it means immersing herself into the complexities of love.

Watch Jessy bloom at her finest in ‘Sabel’ after ‘Shout Out’ on ABS-CBN premiering on December 6.



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