Carla Humphries Covers FHM Philippines Magazine January 2011 Issue

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Model-actress joins the sexy bandwagon for FHM Philippines January 2011 issue.

Carla Humphries who is a former talent of Star Magic and has appeared in various Kapamilya programs and TV and print advertisements transferred to TV5 and she's now being managed by Annabelle Rama. She is currently seen on the Kapatid programs "Everybody Hapi", "My Driver Sweet Lover" and "PO5."

FHM Philippines Magazine January 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

Melai Cantiveros Covers MEGA Magazine January 2011 Issue

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Melai Cantiveros starts the year with a bang as she covers MEGA magazine January 2011 issue.

The cover story of MEGA's latest issue has this pitch: "The reality tv star takes on a superceleb transformation." And Melai looks elegant and edgy at the same time in her black number on her cover photo. What a way to start the year.

Credits to the style team for the beautiful cover: Photography by Xander Angeles, Art Direction by Suki Salvador, Styling by Teej Nepomuceno, Makeup by Bobby Carlos, Hair byBren Sales, Sittings Editors by Carla Casanova-Perlas (Text), Kim Reyes (Beauty), Angela Alarcon (Fashion) and Shoot Assistants Ning Hilario and Sarah Santiago.

Mega Magazine January 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

MMFF 2010 Fourth Day Box-Office Gross

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Here is the unofficial 4th day gross of MMFF entries:

1. Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'To! – P13.6 million
2. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote – P12 million
3. Dalaw – P7.5 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII – P3.6 million
5. RPG: Metanoia – P1.9 million
6. Rosario – P1.4 million
7. Super Inday and The Golden Bibe – P0.9 million
8. Father Jejemon – P0.6 million

2010 Metro Manila Film Festival Box-Office Gross
(December 25 - 28, 2010)

1. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote – P86.7 million
2. Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To! – P67.9 million
3. Dalaw – P40.6 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII – P29.1 million
5. RPG: Metanoia – P15.3 million
6. Super Inday and The Golden Bibe – P10.9 million
7. Rosario – P9 million
8. Father Jejemon – P3.8 million

‘ASAP Rocks 2011′ Plug Released!

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ASAP continues unprecedented supremacy and entertainment domination this 2011.

Celebrating 15 years of Global Entertainment Domination and Impressive World Class Performers, entertainment powerhouse ASAP gets bigger, bolder and brighter this 2011!

ASAP Rocks 2011 - Plug:

Kristine Hermosa -Oyo Boy Wedding in Batangas on January 12, 2011

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The upcoming wedding of Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Boy Sotto is the first biggest celebrity event in 2011.

The engaged couple will marry on January 12, 2011, Oyo Boy's birthday. Details about the wedding are scarce because the 2 stars remain mum on the event. But reports has it that the wedding will take place at a lakeside resort in Batangas province.

It is going to be private and simple wedding, with invited guests not exceeding 200 people.

Vic Sotto, Oyo Boy's dad, is already excited to have more grandchildren.

"Another apo sa New Year. Depende kay Oyo Boy at Tintin (Hermosa) 'yon, kung masipag sila. (Laughs)…. I'm quite excited…. May alaga na naman sila. Oo, pangalawang apo ko, I am looking forward sa pangatlo," Vic said.

Vic's daughter, Danica, is already married and has one child.

TV5 Airs 2010 Year-End Special: ‘Balota, Barilan at Iba Pang mga Bigating Balita: Dokumentado 2010′

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Luchi Cruz-Valdes leads Dokumentado's year-end special.

With the year 2010 marking the birth of the revitalized TV5, now undeniably the country's fastest-growing network that keeps introducing breakthrough programming trends in Philippine TV, the station gives a comprehensive yearend report that brings to light the most significant stories that have been etched in the nation's history.

As the year 2010 projects the most extreme stories in recent memory, News5 looks back at the biggest and most controversial news that helped shape the year in "Balota, Barilan at iba pang mga Bigating Balita: Dokumentado 2010" on December 31 at 9pm.

Led by TV5 Head of News and Information Luchi Cruz-Valdes, the yearend special report provides an in-depth discussion on the biggest and most controversial news that occurred 2010. In a rare show of force, Ms. Cruz-Valdes is joined by other News5 personalities—including Paolo Bediones, Erwin Tulfo, Martin Andanar, Raffy Tulfo, Cheryl Cosim, Cheri Mercado, Chiqui Roa–Puno, Amelyn Veloso, Shawn Yao and Jove Francisco—to document the highs and lows of the year that was for the country.

"Balota, Barilan at iba pang mga Bigating Balita: Dokumentado 2010" airs on New Year's Eve, December 31, right after LokomokoU (pre-empting Wow Meganon?! and My Driver Sweet Lover) and followed by the live news coverage and 2011 countdown of Aksyon Journalismo at 11:15pm. TV5 also airs the New Year's Mass presided by the Mama Mary Movement (pre-empting Jojo A. All the Way) at 12:15am.

‘Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge’ Finale Airs This Friday, December 31

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It's going be to Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz vs. Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali vs. Ervic Vijandre and Heart Evangelista in the hair-raising finale of GMA-7′s "Puso ng Pasko" Artista Challenge this Friday, Dec. 31.

The three pairs emerged as the top celebrity challengers from their respective groups – Red, Blue and Green – after a series of challenges, which range from the death-defying to the heart-warming.

Hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Vicky Morales and Kapuso hunk Richard Gutierrez, together with challenge hosts Rhian Ramos and Drew Arellano, Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge features 24 Kapuso stars playing in pairs as they perform the challenges to win over five million in cash and prizes for their partner family and the family's community.

Red Group members include Heart Evangelista and Ervic Vijandre; Bianca King and Aljur Abrenica; Rachel Ann Go and Kris Lawrence; and Jennica Garcia and Carl Guevarra.

Blue Group has Sunshine Dizon and Cesar Montano;Ynna Asistio and Mark Herras; Kris Bernal and Rocco Nacino; and Fabio Ide and Gwen Zamora.

The Green Group members, on the other hand, include Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali; Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann; Paolo Contis and Sam Pinto; Bubbles Paraiso and Benjie Paras.

Cash and other prizes such as motorcycles, scholarships, a Kabuhayan Showcase worth P150, 000 and thousands of gifts for an entire community have all been given away in the biggest, most exciting and heart-warming way to give back to those who have given so much.

Among the partner families and communities are that of Teresa Martinez and the community of San Jose Montalban Rizal which already won P100,000 and an STI scholarship (for the partner family), and 1,000 pairs of shoes (for the partner community) through the efforts of celebrity challengers Aljur Abrenica and Bianca King; Jonathan Manaois' family and the community of Banaba, San Mateo Rizal which won P100,000 and one motorcycle (partner family), and 100 bikes (partner community) through celebrity challengers Carl Guevarra and Jennica Garcia; and Alex Jesus Bautista's family and the community of Joan of Arc, Gulod, Novaliches Quezon City which won P100,000 and P150,000-worth of Kabuhayan Showcase (partner family), and 500 half-sacks of rice (partner community) through celebrity challengers Ervic Vijandre and Heart Evangelista.

Other winners include Violeta Guevarra's family and the community of Purok 4, Zone 8, Cupang, Antipolo City which will receive P100,000 and an STI scholarship (partner family), and 1,000 pairs of shoes (partner community) through the efforts of celebrity challengers Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali; and Tess Carolino's family and the community of Talipapa, Novaliches Q.C. which will receive P100,000 and one motorcycle (partner family), and 100 bikes (partner community) through celebrity challengers Mike Tan and Sam Pinto.

The celebrity challengers selected their partner families from among hundreds of entries that comprise of the "most deserving" families–those that have done good deeds for others or their community.

Which celebrity pair will emerge to win it all for their partner family and community? Don't miss the Final Challenge on Friday, Dec. 31, after Beauty Queen on GMA Telebabad.

Spoilers: American Idol Season 10 Top 40

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Here is a partial list of the American Idol 10 Top 40 from Joe’s Place Blog and Rickey. The American Idol Top 40 are:

1. Alex Ryan

Age: 17
Glen Rock, NJ

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YouTube: Alex Ryan – Jane
Twitter: @AlexRyanMusic

2. Brett Loewenstern
Age: 17
West Palm Beach, FL

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YouTube: Brett Loewenstern – Imagine
Twitter: @bl1293

3. Britney ____

4. Casey Schuber
Age: 17
Toms River, NJ

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Facebook: Casey Schuber Facebook
YouTube: Casey Schuber’s Channel

5. Janelle Arthur

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YouTube: Janelle Arthur – You Taught Me Well
YouTube: Janelle Arthur’s Channel

6. Jerome Bell
Lubbock, TX

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Facebook: Jerome Bell Facebook
YouTube: Jerome Bell – Tragedy on Explorer of the Seas (LOL)

7. Jessica Cunningham
Portland, ME

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Facebook: Jessica Cunningham Facebook
YouTube: Jessica Cunningham as part of “Neopolitan” for AI9 groups

8. Jimmie Allen
Franklin, TN

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Facebook: Jimmie Allen Facebook
YouTube: Jimmie Allen on Balcony TV

9. Joe or “Joey” ________

10. Jorge Gabriel
Age: 16

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He was a contestant on MTV’s “Making Menudo” as JG. He didn’t make it.

Facebook: Jorge Gabriel on Facebook
YouTube: Jorge Gabriel – Making Menudo Audition

11. Jovany Barreto

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Facebook: Jovany Barreto on Facebook
Twitter: @JovanyBarreto

12. Laura Mayo

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Facebook: Laura Mayo on Facebook
MySpace: Jump Start Your Heart

13. Matthew-John Suyat Jr.
Waialua, Hawaii

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Facebook: Matthew-John Suyat Jr on Facebook
YouTube: SuyatTV

14. Paul McDonald
Age: 27
Nashville, TN

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Facebook: Paul McDonald on Facebook
MySpace: Paul McDonald on MySpace

15. Scott (Scotty) McCreery
Age: 16

Went to the same high school as Clay Aiken. Scotty is an early favorite.

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Facebook: Scott McCreery on Facebook
YouTube: Scott McCreery American Idol Audition

16. Thia Megia
Age: 15
Tracy, CA

Pinay-American singer and previous America’s Got Talent finalist.

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Facebook: Thia Megia on Facebook

Thia’s America’s Got Talent Audition

17. Ta-Tynisa Wilson

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MySpace: Ta-Tynisa Wilson – Listen
Facebook: Ta-Tynisa on Facebook

Anne Curtis Replaces Marian Rivera as SM Residences Endorser

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Marian Rivera, Out! Say hello to Anne Curtis as the newest endorser of SM Development Corporation (SMDC) SM Residences condominium.

Marian whose contract ends on January 2011, was unceremoniously dropped for Anne who already signed an endorsement contract effective December 1 of this year.

The unofficial reason, according to some showbiz watchers, is that SMDC is already alarmed at the spate of bad publicity that Marian has been continuously getting - specifically questioning her character and behavior. SMDC decided to replaced her with Anne who gives a positive vibe and a more classy sophistication.

"Mandirigmang Lobo" Joins Imortal

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New important and exciting characters will soon join the hit ABS-CBN fantaserye "Imortal" and they are collectively known as the "Mandirigmang Lobo"!

Mandirigmang Lobo also includes Carlos Agassi, Nikki Bacolod, Van Roxas, Fred Payawan, Gem Ramos, David Chua, Joyce So, Heidi Riego, Michael Elhag and many more.

MMFF 2010 Third Day Box-Office Gross

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Here is the unofficial 3rd day gross of MMFF entries:

1. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote - P18 million
2. Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'To! - P16.5 million
3. Dalaw - P9.3 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII - P5.6 million
5. RPG: Metanoia - P3.5 million
6. Super Inday and The Golden Bibe - P2.2 million
7. Rosario - P2.1 million
8. Father Jejemon - P.8 million

2010 Metro Manila Film Festival Box-Office Gross
(December 25 - 27, 2010)

1. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote – P74.7 million
2. Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To! – P54.3 million
3. Dalaw – P33.1 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII – P25.5 million
5. RPG: Metanoia – P13.4 million
6. Super Inday and The Golden Bibe – P10 million
7. Rosario – P7.6 million
8. Father Jejemon – P3.2 million

Vatican 'Belen' With 9 Pinoy Statues Unveiled!

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With a Filipino Christmas carol as background music, the Vatican unveiled its Nativity scene on Friday at St. Peter's Square that for the first time ncluded nine Filipino statues.

A report on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website Saturday said the Filipino icons complemented the traditional figures of the Holy Family to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the Holy See.

Filipino sculptor Kublai Ponce-Millan designed the statues "to represent different indigenous groups of the Philippines in a festive celebration of faith, music, food and family on the occasion of the birth of Jesus," the CBCP report said.

"The attractive smiling figures dressed in colorful native attire and playing musical instruments, portray the joyful spirit of Philippine Christmas which is known as the 'longest and most festive celebration in the world.'"

This was the first time that the Vatican allowed a country outside Italy to participate in the preparations for its giant Nativity scene, which occupies more than 3,200 square feet of St. Peter's Square. The event was initiated in 1982 by the late Pope John Paul II.

The oldest statues in the reproduction of the Bethlehem scene were prepared by no less than a 19th-century saint of the Catholic Church, St. Vincent Pallotti.

"Filipinos are honored as they join the hundreds of pilgrims who come to St. Peter's Square at this time of the year, to contemplate the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who came to call all peoples into the one family of God," the CBCP report said.

Unveiling Rites

Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican Mercedes A. Tuason and Filipino community leader Josephine Bantug led Filipinos in Rome during the unveiling ceremony.

Angelo Cardinal Comastri, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Peter, led the prayer service, while a Filipino Christmas carol sung by the Karilagan Filipino choir from Sentro Pilipino was a special highlight of the occasion.

At 6 pm, Pope Benedict XVI lighted a candle for peace as he watched the unveiling ceremony from the window of the papal apartments. In the darkness, he blessed the assembled crowd with the light of the single candle, the CBCP report said.

Tuason thanked the Governorate of the Vatican City State for giving the Philippines "a special place in the center of the Roman Catholic Church's celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ this year."

The gesture, according to Giovanni Cardinal Lajolo, president of the governorate, was a recognition of the Philippines' special contribution to the Catholic Church, CBCP report said.

Lajolo noted the dynamic faith of Filipino Catholics and underlined that the Philippines is the largest Christian country in Asia, the report added.


"Kanto Boys The Movie" In The Works

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From their wacky performances on variety show “ASAP XV,” “Kanto Boys” are now set to invade the big screen.

The all-male group is composed of Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro, Luis Manzano and John Lloyd Cruz.

"Baka matuloy na din ang ‘Kanto Boys’ na movie. Napagsama na nga kami sa isang commercial," Luis said, referring to their television commercial for a seasoning product.

Luis also cleared speculations that they are competing against each other.

"Walang ganoon. We have our own fortes. Siyempre walang ku-kuwestiyon kay Lloydie sa galing niya sa pag-arte. Walang ku-kuwestiyon kay Vhong bilang comedian at sa galing sa pagsayaw din. At kay Billy bilang performer,” he said, adding in jest:

At nagkataong mayroon ding isa na pinagsama na lahat."

The group performs on “ASAP XV” every Sunday.

Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo Star in GMA-7 Fantaserye 'Dwarfina'

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Heart Evangelista has truly established herself as a capable and versatile actress. From portraying a clumsy wannabe writer in Full House to a strong-willed flight attendant in Langit Sa Piling Mo, the award-winning Kapuso actress has proven that she is able to effectively bring life any role, any story, whether it be drama, comedy, romance, or even fantasy.

But while growth has been a significant highlight in Heart's burgeoning career in the previous years, her role in GMA-7's upcoming original telefantasya literally lacks just that. In Dwarfina, Heart will assume the character of a girl born with one glaring abnormality: her height. Dwarfina is no taller than a finger as she was cursed by a black duwende after her parents accidentally destroyed a mound inhabited by the supernatural creatures.

Sharing billing with Heart is multi-awarded actor Dennis Trillo, who will play the role of Lyndon, Dwarfina's childhood best friend. Dennis plays a pivotal role in helping Dwarfina cope with her physical limitation, protecting and supporting her in every way.

Heart and Dennis welcome this opportunity to work once again with each other following their team-up in an episode for Dear Friend (Edison at Anna) as well as in the movie Mano Po last year. Despite being romantically involved with their respective partners, Heart and Dennis possess great chemistry on-camera and are both very excited to start working on the project, which is slated to premiere early next year.

Also in the cast of Dwarfina are Janice de Belen, Chanda Romero, Cris Villanueva, Mark Bautista, Iwa Moto, Derrick Monasterio, Yogo Singh, and Kylie Padilla--Dwarfina's family and friends from the mortal world. Meanwhile, Jackielou Blanco, Jestoni Alarcon, Angelica dela Cruz, Emilio Garcia, Pauleen Luna, Tony Mabesa, Will Devaughn, Gerard Pizarras, Bearwin Meily, Vaness del Moral, and Mico Aytona complete Dwarfina's supernatural world. The program will also feature the special participation of Ms. Lani Mercado.

With Director Mike Tuviera at the helm, the small but colorful world of Dwarfina opens this coming January 2011 on GMA Telebabad.

Dwarfina - Trailer:

Vhong Navarro and Angelica Panganiban Lead the Cast of Star Cinema's ‘Bulong’

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If you were able to watched any of the Star Cinema entries to the MMFF this year, you probably have seen the trailer of their upcoming horror comedy movie “Bulong” which is intended as their opening salvo for 2011.

“Bulong” stars Angelica Panganiban, Bangs Garcia and Vhong Navarro under the direction of Chito Roño.

Titled “Bulong”, it tells a story of a Nurse (Vhong Navarro) who desperately wants to get the girl of his wildest dreams, Ellen(Bangs Garcia). Accustomed by a Filipino superstitious belief that when you whisper a wish to the dead the wish will come true, he went to see an expert (Angelica Panganiban) when it comes to those kind of stuffs.Things went complicated when he actually followed what was suggested to him and whispered a wish to the dead.The following day he got what he asked for and now all of the chick-a babes have gone affectionate to him.But it doesn’t ends there – later he finds out that he’s got more than what he asked for! Together with Angelica Panganiban’s character, Vhong seeks ways to make things right – but will they?

Bulong - Movie Trailer:

MMFF 2010 Second Day Box-Office Gross

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Here is the unofficial 2nd day gross of MMFF entries:

1. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote - P25.7 million
2. Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'To! - P17.8 million
3. Dalaw - P11.3 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII - P8.1 million
5. RPG: Metanoia - P4.8 million
6. Super Inday and The Golden Bibe - P3.1 million
7. Rosario - P2.3 million
8. Father Jejemon - P1 million

2010 Metro Manila Film Festival Box-Office Gross
(December 25 - 26, 2010)

1. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote – P56.7 million
2. Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To! – P37.8 million
3. Dalaw – P23.8 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII – P19.9 million
5. RPG: Metanoia – P9.9 million
6. Super Inday and The Golden Bibe – P7.8 million
7. Rosario – P5.5 million
8. Father Jejemon – P2.4 million

Top 20 Celebrities Gone Good in 2010

Posted by JED on Monday, December 27, 2010 , under | comments (1) made a ranking of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good in 2010 and number one on the list is pop sensation Lady Gaga.

The Grammy award-winning singer broke into the political sphere this year with her support of gay rights and call for the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” She also hosted the “Hands Up For Marriage Equality Event” and modeled for MAC Viva Glam, donating all the proceeds to HIV/AIDS prevention.

Here is’s list of the “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good” in 2010:

1. Lady Gaga – supports gay rights and marriage equality.
2. Alicia Keys – she worked with her organization, Keep a Child Alive, to continue providing AIDS treatments for people around the world.
3. Taylor Swift – supported the relief effort for the Nashville flooding by donating half a million dollars.
4. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore – led the fight against child sex trafficking
5. Ellen DeGeneres – helps highlight the harms of bullying.
6. Nick Jonas – actively promoting diabetes awareness.
7. Matt Damon – helps provide safe drinking water and sanitation to developing countries.
8. Leonardo DiCaprio – for his environmental work and large donation to save endangered tigers
9. Oprah Winfrey – donations to charity.
10. Justin Bieber – donations to charity.

Completing the Top 20 are:

11. Shakira
12. Betty White
13. Eva Longoria
14. Sophia Bush
15. Alyssa Milano
16. Sandra Bullock
17. Wyclef Jean
18. Prince William
19. Stephen Colbert
20. Annalynne McCord

Manny Pacquiao is Sports Illustrated Magazine Top Boxing Story of 2010

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Pound-for-pound King Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was chosed by Sports Illustrated, the world’s most respected and oldest sports magazine, as as the No. 1 boxing story for 2010.

The 32-year-old Filipino champion (52-3-2 win-loss-draw record with 38 knockouts) was cited for his incredible feats for the year that’s about to end, which the mother of all sports magazines has labeled as “The Year of Pacquiao.”

Already boxing’s most exciting fighter, Manny Pacquiao became a global phenomeon in 2010, penetrating the American sporting mainstream like no Asian-born athlete in history,” according to Sports Illustrated’s columnist Bryan Armen Graham.

Graham also said in his recent column that “2010 is the year of Pacquiao,” the Filipino boxing icon having won eight titles in as many weight classes from various boxing-sanctioning bodies.

The heavy-handed southpaw crushed Joshua Clottey in March, then Antonio Margarito in November. In May, he was elected congressman in the lone district of his home province, Sarangani.

Pacman ranked 17th in the American magazine’s top male athletes of the decade, Tiger Woods of golf, Roger Federer of tennis and Michael Phelps of swimming occupying the top 3 positions.

But as far as boxing is concerned, Pacman is Sport Illustrated’s top choice for 2010.

The sports magazine that has 3.5 million subscribers cited Pacman for having won eight world titles in as many weight divisions, or nearly half of the 17 weight classifications there is in boxing.

In 2010, Pacman was everywhere. He was on 60 Minutes, Time Magazine, BIOgraphy Channel, Jimmy Kimmel Show, and was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of American as its Fighter of the Decade.

Despite all the accolades, Pacman remained down to earth.

I’m just an ordinary boxer trying to make the people happy,” he said, adding that he’s not after all the awards because to him, giving his best in every fight is the most important thing.

It’s the only way I can give it back to the fans,” he’d often say.

Ranked second, behind Pacman’s success story was Floyd Mayweather, whom others still consider as the pound-for-pound champion, but not much for his victory over Shane Mosley last May.

Graham mentioned Mayweather’s personal battles, including a domestic violence case that could keep him in jail until he grows old, and a “profanity-laced and racially-charged” online tirade against Pacman.

I’ll make that mother f----- make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice,” was part of Mayweather’s verbal flurry that was caught on video, He did apologize, saying he was just having fun.

Incidentally, the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, the superfight that just wouldn’t happen, was Sport Illustrated’s No. 10 boxing story for the year. It was supposed to take place last May, but never did.

The megafight that didn’t happen. This was the year we all learned much more than we cared to know about Olympic-style drug testing,” wrote Graham in his compilation.

Unfortunately, Mayweather-Pacquiao is no longer a dream matchup, it’s an obligation: a fight the public has made. It wouldn’t just be a showdown between the sport’s two best pound-for-pound fighters.

“(I)t’d be the most delicious clash of styles boxing fans have seen in ages: Pacquiao’s oppressive, offensive force against Mayweather, the foremost defensive tactician of our generation,” Graham continued.

On December 24, Sports Illustrated’s Georgina Turner listed the campaign of the Philippines’ men’s football team in the Suzuki Cup as the No. 10 football story of year.

The Filipinos, fondly called “Azkals” (street dogs) and considered minnows in Asian football, upset reigning champion Vietnam, 2-0, to make it to the semifinals of the tournament organized by the Asean Football Federation.

It was the farthest that a Philippine football team had reached in a major tournament in decades.

Frencheska Farr - Today I'll See The Sun Music Video

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Watch below the music video of "Today I'll See The Sun", the first single off of The Next Big Female Star Frencheska Farr's debut album "Inside My Heart". The music video is directed by Kapuso starlet Bianca King.

“Inside my Heart” album comprises of the songs "Today I’ll See the Sun", her carrier single, “Everytime” and “Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito,” which were used as OST for various GMA-7 shows. “Isama Mo Ako,” which will become the OST for the upcoming “Captain barbell” where she will be one of the main casts.

Other songs in the album includes “Sa Pangarap Ko,” “This Feeling,” “Bakit Ikaw,” “Inside my Heart” and the revival of Vesta Williams’ “Suddenly It’s Magic” and of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

“Inside my Heart” is now out in all record bars nationwide. Grab your copy now!

36th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) - 2010 List of Winners

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Comedy films reign supreme in the recently concluded MMFF 2010 Awards night held Sunday, December 26, at the Meralco Theater.

Star Cinema's "Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!" bagged the coveted Best Picture, 3 acting awards, Best Director and 4 technical awards in the festival.

However, Comedy King Dolphy set a record in the 36 years of festival history for taking home a double acting award in this year's festival - Best Actor for "Father Jejemon" and Best Support Actor for "Rosario".

"Rosario", Studio 5's first movie venture, and the critics favorite, wins 6 awards including 2nd Best Picture. Sadly, its director Albert Martinez and lead star Jennylyn Mercado failed to get a nomination.

"Si Agimat At Si Enteng Kabisote", the festival's box-office frontrunner got 2 technical awards, while RPG Metanio, the first-ever Pinoy 3D animation, receives 4 awards including 3rd Best Picture.

"Father Jejemon" and "Super Inday and the Golden Bibe" both received 1 award.

Here is the complete list of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival winners:

MMFF 2010 Best Picture:

Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To! (Star Cinema)

MMFF 2010 2nd Best Picture:
Rosario (Cinemabuhay & Studio5)

MMFF 2010 3rd Best Picture:
RPG: Metanoia (Ambient Media & Star Cinema)

MMFF 2010 Best Actress:
Ai-Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Actor:
Dolphy (Father Jejemon)

MMFF 2010 Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award:

MMFF 2010 Best Director:
Wenn Deramas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Screenplay:
Mel del Rosario (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Story:
Mel del Rosario (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Supporting Actress:
Eugene Domingo (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Supporting Actor:
Dolphy (Rosario)

MMFF 2010 Best Cinematography:
Carlo Mendoza (Rosario)

MMFF 2010 Best Editing:
John Wong (Rosario)

MMFF 2010 Best Production Design:
Joel Luna & Miki Hahn (Rosario)

MMFF 2010 Best Visual Effects:
Rico Guttierez & Co. (Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote)

MMFF 2010 Best Makeup:
Nestor Dayao & Co. (Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote)

MMFF 2010 Best Theme Song:
"Kaya Ko" (RPG: Metanioa)

MMFF 2010 Best Musical Score:
Jesse Lazaten (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Sound Recording:
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (Ditoy Aguila) tied with RPG Metanoia (Ambient Media)

MMFF 2010 Best Child Performer:
Xyriel Manabat (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na 'To!)

MMFF 2010 Best Indie Film:
Presa by Adolf Alix, Jr.

MMFF 2010 Gender Sensitive Award:
Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To!

MMFF 2010 Gender Sensitive Award (special citation for animation):
RPG: Metanoia


MMFF 2010 Best Float:

MMFF 2010 Best Dressed:
Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado

MMFF 2010 Faces of the Night:
Sen. Bong Revilla and Sam Pinto

"Rosario" is 2010 MMFF 2nd Best Picture; Jennylyn Mercado and Albert Martinez Failed To Get The Best Actress and Best Director Nominations

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"Rosario", a Cinemabuhay and Studio 5 entry to the 2010 MMFF, and the critics choice to sweep this years MMFF awards, lost the Best Picture trophy to Star Cinema comedy entry "Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na To!" getting only the 2nd Best Picture award.

Unlike in the past year's staging of MMFF where box office performance of the movie was the main criterion for identifying the Best Picture award, the 36th MMFF based its judging on the movie's artistry, creativity and technical excellence, innovativeness, thematic value and global appeal, which comprise 70 percent, and Filipino cultural and/or historical value, 30 percent.

This year, the MMFF Committee also decided to mention only the top three nominees for each category.

Aside from the Second Best Picture award, "Rosario", also won 5 awards: Gatpuno Villagas Cultural Award, Best Supporting Actor for Dolphy, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

Interestingly, the film's lead star Jennylyn Mercado was not even nominated for Best Actress category and its director, Albert Martinez failed to get the Best Director nomination. Why oh why!?!

"Rosario" who takes on the true life story of Rosario Pereira, the grandmother of PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, written and financed by MVP himself and directed by Albert Martinez. is graded A for excellence by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

Dolphy Wins Double Acting Awards in the 2010 MMFF

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Despite the controversy that surrounded his latest MMFF movie entry days before Christmas day and the petition made by some devoted religious individuals to boycott the movie, Dolphy, who announced that this may be his last appearance in the festival due to his health condition, wins this year's Best Actor award for his movie "Father Jejemon".

Aside from the Best Actor award, Dolphy also set a record of being the first-ever double acting winner in festival history by also winning the Best Supporting Actor for his special role in "Rosario".

Regretfully, the Comedy King was not able to attend the ceremonies.

Ai Ai delas Alas Named MMFF 2010 Best Actress; Ang Tanging Ina Mo Last Na 'To! Wins 9 Festival Awards

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It's a wish granted for Ai Ai delas Alas!

She prayed for it...very hard! Truly, prayers do make impossible possible. And now, after its 35 years of existence, the MMFF Best Actress award goes to a non-drama actress, and who else deserves that recognition, at least for this year, but Ai Ai delas Alas of Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To! MMFF Star Cinema movie entry.

Ai Ai was very vocal about wanting to win the title. She said she really wanted to be the first comedy actress to win such award (Dolphy, who is also this year's Best Actor, is the first comedian to win a MMFF Best Actor award for his 1990 entry Espadang Patpat).

Aside from the Best Actress award, the movie also won 8 other awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Wenn Deramas, Best Supporting Actress for Eugene Domingo, Best Screenplay, Best Story, Best Musical Score, Best Child Performer, Gender Sensitive Award.

Venus Raj Covers PEOPLE ASIA Magazine December 2010 - January 2011 Issue

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Bb. Pilipinas Universe Venus Raj leads People Asia Magazine "2010 People of the Year" list.

Venus has the modern Cinderella story which has been a talk of the town for this year. From being dethroned in Bb. Pilipinas to being the first Filipina to place in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant since Miriam Quiambao in 1999, Venus definitely deserves a slot in People Asia’s Magazine’s “People of the Year.”

Here are the other celebrities who made it in the annual list:

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Josie Natori
Kenneth Cobonpue
Fr. Rocky Evangelista
Rhett Eala
Ryan Cayabyab
Mike Enriquez
Felino Palafox Jr.
Rachy Cuna
Dingdong Dantes
Jaime Bautista

People Asia Magazine December 2010 - January 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide.

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Philippines 2010 First Day Box-Office Gross

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Here is the unofficial first day gross of MMFF entries:

1. Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote - P31 million
2. Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'To - P20 million
3. Dalaw - P12.5 million
4. Shake Rattle & Roll XII - P11.8 million
5. RPG: Metanoia - P5.1 million
6. Super Inday and the Golden Bibe - P4.7 million
7. Rosario - P3.2 million
8. Father Jejemon - P1.4 million

Gary V., Charice and John Lloyd Cruz in Joel Cruz' ‘1 @ 11’ Concert at SM MOA Concert Grounds

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Joel Cruz - Philippines' scent magnate and “Celebrity Duets Season 2” grand winner opens 2011 with an grand show entitled “1 @ 11” slated on January 8 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

The event will also become the venue for the formal launch of Charice, Gary Valenciano and John Lloyd Cruz as Aficionado Germany Perfumes and Joel Cruz Signatures International newest endorsers.

The event will also feature other star endorsers of Aficionado Germany Perfumes and Joel Cruz Signatures like Ejay Falcon, Erich Gonzales, Pauleen Luna and Alfred Vargas.

Charice will have 3 variants of patented scents made especially for her namely “Charice Perfume for Women,” “Charice Unisex Perfume,” and another men’s cologne under her name. Gary Valenciano, meanwhile, has two variants aptly called “Gary Valenciano for Aficionado” both for men and women.

The show will feature Charice and Gary V together for the very first time in a huge musical event in a big venue as SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. The event will also showcase an impressive assembly of the country’s top male and female models as they sashay their way through the runway wearing Joel Cruz Signatures’ newest apparel collection.

Pop/rock band Kamikaze will power the house after the fashion show and the main concert event of Charice and Gary V. Other great surprises await the audiences as Joel Cruz will give away special prizes amounting over a million pesos!

Over-all event direction is by Roxanne Lapus and Robby Carmona directs the event’s special fashion show segment.

Video to Watch: Party Pilipinas December 26, 2010 Opening Number "Mishu" Episode

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Watch here the pre-taped opening number of Party Pilipinas December 26, 2010 "Mishu" episode.

Party Pilipinas "Mishu" - Teaser Trailer:

Party Pilipinas "Mishu" - Opening Number:

Angel Locsin Talks About Possible Transfer to TV5

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Angel Locsin denied the rumor that she is supposedly planning to transfer TV networks again. Just recently some tabloids have insinuated that Angel might be joining the bandwagon of stars who will be switching TV networks.

Nabalitaan ko rin, pero imposibleng mangyari naman kasi may kontrata pa ako sa ABS-CBN,” clarified Angel. She added that her contract with the Kapamilya network will exist until next year.

Hindi ko naman ho siguro hobby ‘yung lumipat ng istasyon,” joked Angel, who has previously transferred to ABS-CBN from GMA-7 in 2007. The Imortal actress also justified that she has no plans of switching TV networks because she is happy with her current home network. “Kung naa-appreciate ‘yung talent mo naa-appreciate ko rin na nare-recognize ka. Malaki kasi ang utang na loob ko sa ABS-CBN (and) so far okay naman ‘yung mga projects na ibinibigay nila sa akin.”

The actress also denied that she got an offer from TV5 and further explained that the substantial projects that she is currently doing only proves that she is being taken good care of by the Kapamilya network.

Meantime, Angel shared her excitement over the upcoming season two of the primetime teleserye Imortal and added that fans can expect the story to intensify in the coming weeks. “Abangan n’yo po kung ano ang magiging itsura ni Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz) ‘pag naging bampira na siya. Tingnan natin kung ano ang look niya, syempre tingnan natin kung hanggang saan ang pag-iibigan nina Lia (played my Angel) at Mateo and ang mga bago pang characters na papasok.”

She said that she is having a short break this Christmas and she is looking forward to spending her vacation with her family.

On the other hand, Volumes 1 and 2 of Imortal are recently released on video and are now available in leading video stores nationwide.

By: Bernie Franco

Star Power Girls Meet Kapamilya Leading Men

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The remaining 7 finalists of Star Power will sing for their favorite Kapamilya leading men and compete at the same time as one of them could be eliminated.

Star Power was filled with relief last Sunday as the ultimate Megastar Sharon Cuneta revealed that night was a non-elimination showdown. This Sunday, however, the remaining girls must give their best performances as another contender is set to bid goodbye.

The pressure is greater as the Star Power finalists must enthrall their favorite Kapamilya leading men—Derek Ramsay, Zanjoe Marudo, Gerald Anderson, Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby and John Lloyd Cruz—with their performances. Plus, Divine Diva Zsazsa Padilla and of course, Mega, teach the girls how to “evoke emotions” through singing.

The hot leading men must choose the song that have warmed their hearts, to be sung by the Star Power girls.

Siyempre kabado na naman kaming mga girls. Before we only sing for ourselves, now we have to serenade television’s most handsome leading men. Nakakakilig diba? But we have to give our best shot,” said Cebuana Akiko.

Krissel, on the other hand feels very honored being mentored by the Divine Diva. She said that like Mega, Zsazsa also treats them like daughters in show business. “Nakaka-touch po talaga si Ms. Zsazsa. Tinandaan ko po talaga yung unang advice niya sa amin dati, at ngayon na mine-mentor niya kami, hindi ko po kakalimutan yung mga itinuturo niya.”

Akiko Solon (Cebu), Ninay Lescano (Lipa City), Kaye Racho (Cebu), K-La Rivera (Canada), Angeline Quinto (City of Manila), Krissel Valdez (Davao) and Monica Sacay (Leyte), who among them will be hailed as Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar?

To vote for your favorite contestant, just text SPOWER and send to 2331 for Globe, TM, and Sun Cellular subscribers and 231 for Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers.

For bulk voting, i-text ang SPOWER BULK—Globe, Touch Mobile, Smart and Talk and Text and Sun Cellular—sa 2366.

Witness the making of a true star! Catch Star Power, Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar, this Sunday, after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

E-Live! Listed Their "10 Most Trending Issues of 2010"

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Entertainment Live!, ABS-CBN's Saturday showbiz oriented talk show, presented its "10 of 2010" list of Top 10 trending issues of the year.

Leading this year's hottest topic is the Sarah Geronimo, Rayver Cruz and Cristine Reyes love triangle which started from January when Rayver admitted he's texting and courting Sarah . down to the alleged confrontation between Delfin Geronimo (Sarah's dad) and Rayver, to Cristine's outburst in twitter until Rayver admitted that Cristine is his girlfriend this December.

Here is E-Live's Top 10 Newsmakers of The Year:

1. "Bizarre Love Triangle" Sarah-Rayver-Cristine

2. "The Most Celebrated Showbiz Breakup" of Kris Aquino and James Yap

3. "The Acquittal" of Hubert Webb

4. "The Ladies' Man" John Lloyd Cruz (his never-ending issues with former girlffriend Ruffa Gutierrez and the va-jayjay lock scandal with current girlfriend Shaina Magdayao)

5. "The President's Lovelife" Pres. Noynoy Aquino and the girls linked to him: Shalani Soledad, Patricia Ann Roque, Barbie Palagos, Liz Uy and Len Lopez

6. "The Fun and the Fearless" Angelica Panganiban (her Boracay scandal with boyfriend Derek Ramsay, her rift with Gretchen Barretto who eventually became her friend, her issue with former friend and another Barretto - Claudine and her "ampon ako" revelations plus meeting her biological American father)

7. "The Controversial Host" Willie Revillame vs Jobert Sucaldito and ABS-CBN

8. "Of Love and Death Threats" Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson-Bea Alonzo

9. "Good Friendship Gone Wrong" Mariel Rodriguez vs Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano and KC Concepcion

10. "The Unexpected Love Story" of Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez

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