"My Valentinte Girls" Raked P135 Million on Its First 3 Days of Showing

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Did Richard Gutierrez crossed-over from being just a Valentine Box-office King to the Blockbuster King of Philippine cinema when his latest Valentine movie "My Valentine Girls" reportedly grossed a total of P135 million on its first 3 days of showing?

According to a report by Ric Camaligan of the National Cinema Association of the Philippines, the movie which is now on its 4 days of showing in cinemas nationwide, already hit the P100 million mark in gross sales.

"It has been a record-breaking 2011 start for GMA Films and Regal Entertainment. My Valentinte Girls's total gross for the 1st 3 days reached an all-time high of P135 million - the biggest 3 day gross for a Tagalog/Foreign film, breaking all box office records." Camaligan said.

Lily Monteverde, one of its producers, seconded the NCAP report and said, "Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito."

But, I for myself have a little doubt on the PR released by Camaligan and Mother Lily. For someone whose past time is to watch whatever movies are there and malling has become a part of life, I personally witnessed how the Pinoy moviegoers opted to watch Hollywood indie films like 127 hours and second week run films like "Bulong", "The Rite" and "Tangled". There's not even a small queue on cinemas where MVG are showing. Some reports said the movie only earned a measly P3 million on its first day of showing.

If the PR is indeed true, then my congratulations to the producers and cast and crew of the movie!


‘Happy Yipee Yehey!’ Grand Launch: A Big Success

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The newest Kapamilya noontime show that will complete your every afternoon premieres with a bang!

Ynares Sports Arena turned into big Kapamilya party place today, January 12 (Saturday), after 2,000 people went there (including yours truly) to watch the much-awaited grand launch of ABS-CBN's newest noontime offering Happy Yipee Yehey!.

The spectators were all satisfied as Happy Yipee Yehey! main hosts John Estrada, Toni Gonzaga, Randy Santiago and Mariel Rodriguez gave their best performances. Their co-hosts Bianca Manalo, Kuya Jobert, Melai Cantiveros and Bentong also enthralled everyone with their song and dance numbers. Fans gave their loudest screams as they saw special co-hosts Sam Milby and Matteo Guidicelli. Live from the field, John Pratts also stole the scene.





"Grabe, I can't explain the feeling. We're extremely happy and grateful for the unending support of our Kapamilyas. Hindi naming in-expect na dudumugin kami agad ng ganito. Sana magtuloy-tuloy lang ito. Kami naman dito sa Happy Yipee Yehey purong saya lang," said Randy.


Mariel got emotional as unexpectedly received warm welcome from her ever loyal fans. "Sobrang touched po talaga ako sa mga taong mula pa sa malayong lugar na pumunta dito para panoorin kami. Makikita mo talaga sila nanay, sila ate o kuya na very positive and supportive sa Happy Yipee Yehey!"


Like Mariel, Toni is also very excited on hosting the newest noontime show. Despite being a veteran host, Toni still considers the new experience she'll get from Happy Yipee Yehey. Pinoy Big Brother and The Buzz are only few of the remarkable hosting jobs Toni had.


John, on the other hand, expressed his trust to the Filipino people who'll eventually make Happy Yipee Yehey! number one. "Ako naniniwala ako na basta mahalin mo lang mga manonood at mga katrabaho mo, mamahalin ka din nila. Wala ka dapat tinatapakan na ibang tao at dapat ibigay mo yung best mo para makapagpasaya," said veteran noontime show host John.


Renowned choreographer Joy Cancio adds up to the hottest noontime barkada, as she gives the craziest dance moves everyday in Happy Yippee Yehey!


Celebrities Robin Padilla, Bianca Gonzalez, Priscilla Mereilles, Maja Salvador, Melissa Ricks, Erich Gonzales, SCQ Kids, Kean Cipriano, Nei of 6 Cycle Mind, Yael of Spongecola, Xyriel Manabat, Zaijan Jaranila, Bugoy Drilon, Mutya Orquia, Alakim, Enchong Dee, Ejay Falcon, and Jason Abalos also took the centerstage of this historic grand launch.


Experience extreme satisfaction in a noontime offering! Make Happy Yipee Yehey your newest habit, Mondays through Fridays after Showtime on ABS-CBN. Bida Best Kapamilya!


Venus Raj Features Inspiring Stories of Barangays in 'Umagang Kay Ganda'

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It's only been days since Miss Universe 2010 4th runner up Venus Raj started hosting ABS-CBN's morning show Umagang Kay Ganda but it seems that the beauty queen has already gotten the hang of her new job.

"I was so excited during my first day that I had to sleep early so that I would also wake up early. I'm used to it now. I sleep around 8 pm or 9 pm and wake up at around 3 am," said Venus.

Venus is tasked to deliver daily showbiz news in the said morning show and just recently she already started going to barangays for the segment "Barangay Bida" where they will feature model communities.

"We will show why a certain barangay is considered a 'bida' be it in relation to the environment or the way they run things in their community. We will get barangays that have made a mark or achieved something in order to inspire other barangays," Venus explained.

Meanwhile, new host Iya Villania is also as excited as Venus especially after learning that she will be hosting segments such as "Youth Tube," where the talked videos online will be showcased.

"That's why is easier for me to adjust because I can just be myself. I am personally into online videos, gadgets, and technology so I feel comfortable with the segments given to me. It's also a plus that I am working with people who I really look up to like Ms. Donita Rose who served as my inspiration why I pursued being a VJ," shared Iya.

The sexy half-Aussie host-actress also added that she didn't think twice when hosting UKG was offered to her.

"I know that I will learn a lot from this show, being updated with the news and all. Besides, I am a morning person so waking up very early wouldn't be a problem for me so I gave it a go," she said.

Aside from hosting Studio 23's Us Girls, and serving as a VJ for music channel MYX, Iya was also seen weeknights in Martha Cecilia's Kristine.

If Iya can juggle both hosting and acting, Venus is also willing to venture into the latter. The Bicolana beauty earlier said she wants to be paired with Coco Martin and the ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual.

Even though Piolo already admitted that he and KC Concepcion are together, Venus still admires the actor.

"I am happy for them and my admiration for Piolo will of course continue. It will not fade just because he already has a girlfriend. Besides, my crush on him wouldn't reach the point that I would actually want to be married to him (laughs)," she cleared.

If ever Coco guests on UKG, is Venus ready for him? "Of course! I am excited to meet Coco," she said giggling.

UKG is definitely bigger and better this time around with new segments you will surely watch out for every morning.

Pinky Webb brings you videos from concerned citizens in "Webb Report."

Donita Rose, on the other hand, will teach young moms practical art works and crafts they can do right at their very homes in "Do It Youself."

Meanwhile, Winnie Cordero and Alex Santos guide consumers and parents in the Consumer, Parenting, and Relationship segment.

In 2010, UKG received recognitions from several prestigious award giving bodies. It won Best Morning Show and Best Morning Show Hosts in the 24th PMPC Star Awards and 8th Gawad Tanglaw. It bagged the Best Morning Show in the UP Gandingan and won an Anak TV Seal for Most Admired Program.

Join Anthony Taberna, Pinky Webb, Alex Santos, Winnie Cordero, Phoemela Barranda, Andrei Felix, Iya Villania, and Venus Raj in the new Umagang Kay Ganda, 5:30 AM, Mondays to Fridays on ABS-CBN.


GMA-7 Will Air Pilot Week Episode of 'I Heart You Pare' This Saturday

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This afternoon, viewers will get another chance to watch in full swing the pilot week of GMA Network's grandest and most awaited romantic-comedy series on primetime with the TV special titled "I ♥ YOU Pare: Ang Bonggang Beginning airing right after Wish Ko Lang.

I ♥ You Pare not only features the powerhouse lead stars Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and 2010 Star Awards for TV Best Actor Dingdong Dantes but also a pool of extraordinarily-talented actors who make this offering a surefire hit among viewers.

This TV special will surely refresh the audience on the pilot week of the drama series which features Regine in a refreshing role as Tonya/Tonette, a conservative/reserved probinsyana who crosses paths with the happy-go-lucky guy Kenneth played by Dingdong.

Catch once again the fateful and sweet encounter of Tonya and Kenneth in Vigan where they share an accidental kiss. After this unexpected incident, Tonya and Kenneth part ways and lead separate lives. By some weird twist of fate, Tonya and Kenneth meet again, this time with Tonya posing as the gay Tonette in the bar that Kenneth manages.

After its promising rating performance during its debut, I ♥ You Pare will definitely transcend boundaries on the local entertainment arena and is set to become one of the favorite TV spectacles on GMA Telebabad.

Completing the cast of I ♥ You Pare are Tirso Cruz III, Ian Veneracion, Mark Abaya, Ehra Madrigal, Paolo Ballesteros, Celia Rodriguez, Luane Dy, Kevin Santos, Antonio Aquitania, Carlo Gonzales, Peter Serrano, Butz Aquino, Luz Valdez, Via Antonio, Joey Paras, Joel Saracho and Boy Alano together with directors Andoy Ranay and Bb. Joyce Bernal.

I ♥ [Heart] You Pare: Ang Bonggang Beginning airs this afternoon right after Wish Ko Lang on GMA-7.


Studio 23 Will Air Replay of Philippine Azkals vs. Mongolia Blue Wolves Game This Saturday, February 12

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Relive the winning moment that made Filipinos proud. Watch Philippine Azkals' victory over the Mongolia Blue Wolves on Studio 23 and Balls cable channel air the first leg of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup today and tomorrow, February 13, respectively.

The Azkals capped off its first match against the Blue Wolves with a 2-0 victory, before the jampacked and Pinoy-dominated Panaad Park and Stadium [in Bacolod] where over 25,000 fans cheered in support the Philippine team.

Get to see deceiving moves of Emilio "Chieffy" Caligdong once more against the goal defender of the 10-man Mongolian team as well as the make-or-break goal scored by one of the most celebrated Azkals team member, Phil Younghusband.

Studio 23 airs the replay of this talked about football match on Philippine free-TV today, 6PM, while Balls (Skycable 34), the home of the biggest sporting events in the world, replays it on cable television this Sunday, February 13, at 6 PM.


'Arthur' Starring Russell Brand and Jennifer Garner Movie Trailer Released!

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Check out the trailer of Russell Brand, Jennifer Garner, and Helen Mirren's movie "Arthur".

The movie, a remake of the 1981 film starring Dudley Moore, also stars Greta Gerwig and will hit theaters on April 8, 2010.

Arthur - Trailer:



Source: Jared

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings February 8 - 10: GMA-7 Dominates Daytime; ABS-CBN Leads Primetime

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the People/Individual Ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on February 8 - 10, 2011:

February 8, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 11.7%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.9%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 7.8%
4. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 6.6%
5. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ober Da Bakod 2 (GMA-7) - 6.4%
6. Little Star (GMA-7) - 6.1%
7. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Ang Tange Kong Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 4.8%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
9. One Piece (GMA-7) - 4.2%
10. Balitaang Tapat (TV5) - 4%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 13.4%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) / Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 12%
4. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 11.8%
5. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
6. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 11.1%
7. I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 11%
8. Machete (GMA-7) - 10.6%
9. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 9.4%
10. Willing Willie (TV5) - 7.9%

February 9, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 12.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.8%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 9.5%
4. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 8.4%
5. Little Star (GMA-7) - 7.6%
6. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Type Kita... Walang Kokontra (ABS-CBN) - 6.2%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
8. Kapuso Movie Festival: Bratpack (GMA-7) - 4.3%
9. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 4.1%
10. Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) - 3.9%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
2. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
3. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 12.1%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.4%
5. Mutya (ABS-CBN) / Machete (GMA-7) / I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 11.3%
6. Bantatay (GMA-7) / Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 11.2%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
8. Kristine (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%
9. Willing Willie (TV5) - 8.4%
10. Saksi (GMA-7) - 6.5%

February 10, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 11%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.8%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 8.6%
4. Little Star (GMA-7) - 7.7%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 7.6%
6. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Tunay Na Tunay Gets Mo? Gets Ko! (ABS-CBN) - 5.8%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Sana'y Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) - 4.8%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
9. Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) / Juanita Banana 9ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
10. Face To Face (TV5) - 3.6%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
2. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 12%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.6%
4. Imortal (ABS-CBN) / I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 11.5%
5. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 11.2%
6. Machete (GMA-7) - 11.1%
7. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
8. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 9.5%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
10. Kristine (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.


Listen Here: Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"

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Lady GaGa's new single "Born This Way" is finally here!



The first single off her upcoming album, "Born This Way" is written and produced by Lady Gaga herself.

Listen and sing to Lady Gaga's Born This Way below:





INTRO:
It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up
’cause you were Born This Way, Baby

VERSE:
My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars

She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir

“There’s nothing wrong with lovin’ who you are”
She said, “‘Cause he made you perfect, babe”

“So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far,
Listen to me when I say”

CHORUS:
I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track baby
I was Born This Way

Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track baby
I was Born This Way

POST-CHORUS:
Ooo there ain’t no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Ooo there ain’t no other way
Baby I was born-
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

Don’t be a drag – just be a queen
Don’t be a drag – just be a queen
Don’t be a drag – just be a queen
Don’t be!

VERSE:
Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
Subway kid, rejoice your truth

In the religion of the insecure
I must be myself, respect my youth

A different lover is not a sin
Believe capital H-I-M (hey hey hey)
I love my life I love this record and
Mi amore vole fe yah (love needs faith)

REPEAT CHORUS + POST-CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Don’t be a drag, just be a queen
Whether you’re broke or evergreen
You’re black, white, beige, chola descent
You’re lebanese, you’re orient
Whether life’s disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
‘Cause baby you were born this way

No matter gay, straight, or bi,
Lesbian, transgendered life
I’m on the right track baby
I was born to survive
No matter black, white or beige
Chola or orient made
I’m on the right track baby
I was born to be brave

REPEAT CHORUS

OUTRO/REFRAIN:
I was born this way hey!
I was born this way hey!
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way hey!

I was born this way hey!
I was born this way hey!
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way hey!


'X-Men: First Class' Movie Trailer Released!

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20th Century Fox has just released the trailer for 'X-Men: First Class', an upcoming American superhero film based on the characters appearing in Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The film stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Lucas Till as Havok, Zoe Kravitz as Angel, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Jason Flemyng as Azazel.




Synopsis: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.


X-Men: First Class - Movie Trailer:



Directed by Matthew Vaughn, "X-Men: First Class" is scheduled for release on June 3, 2011.


Rihanna Reb'l Fleur Commercial

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Check out Rihanna’s commercial for her first fragrance, Reb’l Fleur (Rebel Flower).





According to the famous RnB singer, the perfume which fragrance boasts a hint of ripe fruits and sumptuous florals, as well as vanilla, patchouli and amber will reflect her strong, sexy personality.

My grandmother in Barbados used to call me her Rebel Flower,” she said. “Over the years, I layered many different scents to get something that was truly my own. But I wanted…something that said ‘Rihanna was here.’ Something delicious and special, a fragrance with subtle hints that linger and leave a sexy memory.




Reb’l Fleur will be out in stores starting this month.

ABS-CBN, "Liked" By More Netizens on Facebook

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The only Philippine multimedia company in Top 25 most "liked" media companies worldwide!





More than a million online users have already liked ABS-CBN’s page on Facebook, making it the only Philippine multimedia company in the top 25 list of most "liked" media companies on the famous social networking site.

ABS-CBN joins the biggest names in the global media scene in the top 25 list including YouTube, Google, CNN, HBO, Cartoon Network, Fox News, ESPN, Nickelodeon, among others. ABS-CBN's cable music channel MYX also made it to list with 1.1 million people who have "liked" it.

According to the Facebook statistics portal Social Bakers (www.socialbakers.com), the country’s largest media conglomerate ABS-CBN ranked 25th among media companies worldwide that have the most number of likes on Facebook. ABS-CBN followed after The New York Times, which placed 24.

As of 8 Feb 2011, there are 1,037,960 users who already liked the page of the ABS-CBN, way ahead compared to other local TV network’s Facebook pages.

The statistical report indicates that Filipinos from different parts of the globe are receiving the freshest news and updates about ABS-CBN brightest stars, top-rating programs, and sought-after services.

Based on data from ABS-CBN Interactive, there are at least 306,466 total users who actively participate by sharing posted links on the page and commenting on topics found at the discussion board.

Don't be left behind. Visit the ABS-CBN Facebook page at URL http://www.facebook.com/abscbn and find out why more netizens are "liking" ABS-CBN.


Empress Schuck Debut, A Dream Come True

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Now it can be told: As early as two years ago, Empress Schuck has planned for her dream debut which will be held on February 20 at the Grand Terrace restaurant in Quezon City. Unlike other debutantes who go for a “grand formal theme,” Empress has chosen a Rocker Chick theme, so all guests are requested to wear chic outfits in black, pink or white.

She will wear a gown specially designed for her by Pepsi Herrera. Empress’close friends Robi Domingo, Kitkat and Melissa Ricks are the event hosts; while Richard Poon, 3 AM, The VOIZboys and Parokya ni Edgar will give special numbers. Her showbiz friends Enchong Dee, Felix Roco, Matt Evans, Ejay Falcon, Arron Villaflor, Isabelle Abiera, Beauty Gonzales and Erich Gonzales are among those who will offer Empress 18 roses and 18 gifts. Expected guests include Empress’ co-actors in Shout Out!, Abt Ur Luv, Ang TV 2 and Rosalka.

Empress started in the business as a child actress. She got her break as the title role in the ABS-CBN soap Rosalka.


24th Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - 2011 Nominees Revealed

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Nickelodeon has just revealed the list of nominees in the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards.

Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards nominees:

TELEVISION

Favorite TV Show:
* Big Time Rush
* iCarly
* The Suite Life on Deck
* Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show:
* American Idol
* America's Funniest Home Videos
* America's Got Talent
* Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon:
* The Penguins of Madagascar
* Phineas and Ferb
* Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
* SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite Television Actor:
* Joe Jonas for JONAS L.A. as Joe Lucas
* Nick Jonas for JONAS L.A. as Nick Lucas
* Cole Sprouse for The Suite Life on Deck as Cody Martin
* Dylan Sprouse for The Suite Life on Deck as Zack Martin

Favorite Television Actress:
* Miranda Cosgrove for iCarly as Carly Shay
* Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
* Selena Gomez for Wizards of Waverly Place as Alex Russo
* Victoria Justice for Victorious as Tori Vega

Favorite TV Sidekick:
* David Henrie
* Jennette McCurdy
* Noah Munck
* Brenda Song


FILM

Favorite Movie:
* Alice in Wonderland
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
* The Karate Kid

Favorite Movie Actor:
* Jack Black
* Johnny Depp
* Dwayne Johnson
* Jaden Smith

Favorite Movie Actress:
* Miley Cyrus
* Ashley Judd
* Kristen Stewart
* Emma Watson

Favorite Animated Movie:
* Despicable Me
* How to Train Your Dragon
* Shrek Forever After
* Toy Story 3

Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie:
* Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story 3)
* Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona (Shrek Forever After)
* Tom Hanks as Woody (Toy Story 3)
* Eddie Murphy as Donkey (Shrek Forever After)

Favorite Buttkicker:
* Steve Carell
* Jackie Chan
* Robert Downey Jr.
* Will Ferrell


MUSIC

Favorite Music Group:
* Big Time Rush
* The Black Eyed Peas
* The Jonas Brothers
* Lady Antebellum

Favorite Female Singer:
* Miley Cyrus
* Selena Gomez
* Katy Perry
* Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Singer:
* Justin Bieber
* Jay-Z
* Bruno Mars
* Usher

Favorite Song:
* "Baby" by Justin Beiber
* "California Gurls" by Katy Perry
* "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train
* "Mine" by Taylor Swift


SPORTS

Favorite Male Athlete:
* Peyton Manning
* Shaquille O'Neal
* Michael Phelps
* Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete:
* Danica Patrick
* Lindsey Vonn
* Serena Williams
* Venus Williams


OTHER

Favorite Book:
* Diary of a Whimpy Kid
* Dork Diaries
* Vampire Academy series
* Witch and Wizard

Favorite Video Game:
* Just Dance 2
* Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
* Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
* Super Mario Galaxy 2

Awarding of winners will be held on April 2, 2011 at the Pauley Pavilion, UCLA campus, Los Angeles, California. Comedian Jack Black returns to host the ceremony for a third time.

Kids around the world will be able to cast their votes online at http://www.nick.com/kca11, via Nick mobile website http://m.nick.com/kca11 and through a brand-new iPhone application beginning March 7 in a total of 20 categories.

For the first time ever, KCA voting will be extended to an iPad-optimized site, TeenNick.com, and the Nickelodeon Facebook page, facebook.com/nickelodeon.

Surprise awards also will be announced during the show.


Adam Sandler Gets Star at Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Adam Sandler has unveiled his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 44-year-old actor took his wife Jackie Titone and their two daughters Sadie, 4, and Sunny, 2, along to the unveiling on Hollywood Boulevard, and the proud star admitted he still feels very lucky to even get to work on films.

The “50 First Dates” star said: "I work hard as a comedian, then I got on TV, then I got on the movies. So many people come out here with the same dreams I have and I'm getting to do that. I really appreciate it."

Both his daughters praised their father - who stars in upcoming romantic comedy 'Just Go With It' with Jennifer Aniston - saying into the microphone: "I love my daddy."

And Adam's family looked on proudly as he unveiled the 2,431st star on the Walk of Fame.

Sandler stars in Columbia Pictures' new romantic comedy “Just Go With It” as a plastic surgeon romancing a much younger schoolteacher. He enlists his loyal assistant (played by Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.

Sandler has enjoyed phenomenal success as an actor, writer, producer and musician. His films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. His most recent film, “Grown Ups,” is the highest-grossing of his career, taking in more than $271 million worldwide. Sandler also recently starred in “Funny People,” written and directed by Judd Apatow starring with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann and Eric Bana, as well as the box office smashes “Bedtime Stories,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.”

Later this year, Sandler will lend his voice for the Columbia Pictures' comedy “Zookeeper” alongside Kevin James, Sylvester Stallone and Rosario Dawson, and will star in both title roles in “Jack and Jill,” also for Columbia.

Previously, Sandler has been seen in the box-office hits “Click,” starring with Kate Beckinsale, and “The Longest Yard,” starring with Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. He also starred in James L. Brooks’ “Spanglish,” opposite Tea Leoni; the romantic comedy “50 First Dates,” with Drew Barrymore; “Anger Management,” with Jack Nicholson; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch-Drunk Love,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 16, “Just Go With It” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.


Video to Watch: James and Phil Younghusband Do a Parody of "Teenage Dream"

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The Younghusband brothers do Darren Criss's version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."

The brothers and a buddy take a break from training for their match with the Mongolian football team and shot this video.





GLEE Season 2 'Silly Love Songs' Recap

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Valentine’s day is coming up and has New Directions in a lovey mood. Schue encourages them to find their idea of the perfect love song which shouldn’t be hard because most of them are in love. Tina loves Mike, Artie loves Brittany, Sam loves Quinn and Puck loves..Lauren. When I first heard about this new pairing I was worried but it’s actually one of the funniest things to happen on Glee in a long time. Ashley Fink is just darling and she has taken over as Queen of the one liners. Maybe that’s because Brittany seemed semi coherent tonight?

Puck sets off on a mission to win Lauren over and his cheap candy hearts aren’t going to do the trick. His idea of wooing a girl is to sing her Fat Bottomed Girls. ..Yeah. She gets offended as anyone would but all awkwardness aside..that performance was hot. Puck should be allowed an electric guitar always. Artie and Mike get together to sing P.Y.T. to their ladies. I love how Artie is just kicking ass at the song as Mike dances around him in slow mo. Kevin Mchale should always sing MJ. Preferably in a dream sequence so he can dance. Tina returns the favor by singing My Funny Valentine to Mike. Well, she tries but fails and ends up crying her eyes out as she’s overcome with love.




Not everyone is enjoying the love in the air. Santana says one quip too many and the entire club calls her out on being a bitch. My favorite was Lauren who..actually calls her a bitch. Santana then decides to do what she does best. Be a bitch and get revenge. Finn is off manning a kissing booth to get Quinn to kiss him and sparks fly. Meh. I’m not a fan of them because sad Rachel is depressing. Even while she’s singing Firework down the hall. While Mercedes and Rachel attempt to enjoy the single life, Finn enjoys getting Quinn to cheat on Sam. Santana catches them and proceeds to give them both Mono so they look guilty. Well played. Lauren isn’t having any of Santana’s crap though. They get into the best cat fight I’ve ever seen in this show. I could literally watch Santana sliding down the hallway a hundred times.

Now Blaine may be the fiercest thing to appear on this show in quite some time but he’s not so good in the romance department. Turns out Mr. Beautiful is in love and asks Kurt for advice at how best to go about it. Poor Kurt obviously thinks Blaine is talking about him but he’s actually talking about some guy with bad hair at The Gap. Blaine gets the help of his fellow Warblers and a fantastic pair of pink sunglasses and serenades the guy in the middle of the store with When I Get You Alone. Amazing. I don’t know how anyone could not fall in love immediately but the guy in question isn’t interested. Poor Blaine :( I don’t like seeing him sad and mopey. Kurt confronts him about whether or not they’re just friends (awwwkward). Blaine is honest with him and they agree to stay besties..for now.




Blaine, Kurt, and the rest of The Warblers perform at Breadsticks for all the happy and not so happy couples in attendance with a special shoutout to the singles in the house. They perform Silly Love Songs and it’s such a perfect song choice for them. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

This episode was amazing and once again had me laughing out loud. This half of the season has so far been fantastic and has me very impressed. Glee is back on track :)

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PHR: Martha Cecilia’s Kristine's Explosive Ending This Friday

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The lives of Bernard (Zanjoe Marudo), Marco (Rafael Rosell), and Jewel (Cristine Reyes) will be in danger once again in the explosive last episodes of “Martha Cecilia’s Kristine.”

Desperate to get the Fortalejo fortune, Margarita (Irma Adlawan) will kidnap Bernard and Jewel’s son Baby Leonard and will threaten to kill the baby if Jewel doesn’t find the necklace of Don Leon (Lito Legaspi).

While more lives become endangered with Margarita’s 24-hour deadline to Jewel, her conspirator Diana (Bangs Garcia) will have to choose between saving Bernard and allowing him to harm’s way as a way of revenge against him.

Find out if they will escape Margarita’s wrath as the show that has heated up the nights of viewers for almost six months closes this week.

Meanwhile, Zanjoe shared that it has been hard for him to believe that their program is about to end. He said, “Parang ang bilis lang ng panahon, parang kelan lang eh pilot pa lang, presscon, pictorial, storycon. Tapos parang kakapalabas pa lang ng Kristine, daming intriga, naninibago pa kami sa characters, tapos ngayon isang linggo na lang pala, matatapos na kami. Siguro sa ganda nung storya, hindi ko na napansin na patapos na pala kami.”

His leading lady, Cristine, said the show has been a very good experience as she learned a lot from her peers, the staff, and their director Rory Quintos. “Pinaka-importanteng natutunan ko is yung pagmamahal sa trabaho. Kasi si Direk Rory, importante sa kanya yung on-time lahat ng tao. Siyempre hindi ka magpapakita sa taping na hindi mo alam kung ano na ang nangyayari sa character mo, sa kuwento. Dapat memorized lahat ng linya at naintindihan ng lahat yung kahalagahan at punto ng bawat eksena,” shared the Jewel of Romance.

Cristine said parting ways with the group is like entering a long-distance relationship. “Kumbaga matibay na yung relasyon ninyo. Tapos siyempre biglang off-air na. Para kang nasa long-distance relationship. ‘Yung alam mong nandiyan pa yung samahan, pero hindi lang kayo magkasama,” she explained.

Asked what she will miss most about the show, she said, “yung off-screen kulitan namin ng mga cast. ‘Yung pag-aalaga ng mga kasamahan ko sa akin, bilang kaibigan at bilang ka-eksena. Sobrang mami-miss ko yun.

Don’t miss the electrifying last week of the epic TV adaptation of the country’s number one pocketbook series, “Martha Cecilia’s Kristine,” after “Imortal” on ABS-CBN.


John Estrada - Priscilla Meirelles Wedding Exclusive on ABS-CBN

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The exclusive coverage of the upcoming wedding of John Estrada with Brazillian model Priscilla Meirelles will be granted to ABS-CBN, instead of TV5. This is due to the decision of John to work with the new noontime show of ABS-CBN and TV5 removing him on his comedy sitcom.

John admitted he is in high spirits in anticipation for his upcoming nuptials despite the fact that Willie Revillame will not be one of his best men anymore. The 37-year-old comedian-host said he originally planned to have two of his closest friends in showbiz stand with him at the altar to be with his new bride, but with the recent turn of events, it looks like it will just be his former Palibhasa Lalake co-star Richard Gomez who will take that position. “Dalawa talaga sila ni Goma na best man. So si Goma na lang ngayon. Wala na akong magagawa dun kung nag-back out siya. Desisyon na niya yun. Sa akin lang naman, kung ‘di man siya sisipot, as long as sisipot si Priscilla, masaya na ako. (laughs),” he said in jest during the Happy Yipee Yehey! presscon held last February 8 at the Dolphy theater inside the ABS-CBN compound.

Although he was initially in talks with TV5 for the coverage of his wedding, John said that he decided to give exclusive rights to ABS-CBN after the recent turn of events, which included him getting unexpectedly axed from a show on his former network a short while after accepting ABS-CBN’s offer to do a noontime show. But John said that TV5 has accepted the fact that he changed his mind about whom to give the TV rights to. “Kausap ko yung mga taga-TV5 at sinabi nila sa akin na gusto nila ituloy. Pero parang nakakatawa dahil isipin mo sila magko-cover ng kasal tapos after nun parang, ‘Thank you ha, wala na next week ha!’ Ganun. ‘Di ba parang naman hindi naman makatotohanan yun. So sinabi ko sa kanila na although wala naman kaming pinipirmahan pang kontrata, sabi ko, ‘Pagpasensiyahan niyo na pero ibibigay ko na sa ABS-CBN ito.’ Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa ABS-CBN. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako kay Tita Cory (Vidanes), Tita Charo (Santos) at kay Boss Gabby (Lopez) at kinuha na nila ang exclusive coverage ng kasal ko,” he said.


Vic Sotto - Toni Gonzaga Movie Cancelled; Vic Sotto - Bea Alonzo Movie in The Works

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Just because they are both part of a competing daily noontime show, Vic Sotto in GMA-7's "Eat Bulaga" and Toni Gonzaga in ABS-CBN's "Happy Yipee Yehey", they need to let go of another project that could probably be another blockbuster hit.

Sadly, the much awaited movie team-up of Box-office comedy king Vic Sotto and 2010 Box-office queen Toni Gonzaga will no longer push through. But Star Cinema decided to award the role to another blockbuster Kapamilya actress Bea Alonzo.

"Hindi na matutuloy because of this. Gano'n po talaga, maraming bagay na kung hindi para sa atin, hindi para sa atin," Toni confirms.

This is the second Star Cinema movie project of Toni that didn't materialize because of uncontrollably reason. Is she getting used to it already?

"'Yong kay Robin [Padilla], hindi rin natuloy. Siyempre, nasasanay na rin naman. Medyo nasasanay naman diyan.

"Kaya lang, ang pangit naman diyan 'yong hindi natutulog pagkatapos walang kapalit. Ang maganda lang, laging may magandang kapalit din naman. Tingnan na lang namin 'yong good effect, 'yong good side." the very positive multi-media star said.


'Bulong' US Screening Schedules and Venues

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For Filipinos abroad who wishes to watch Star Cinema's first movie offering this year, the comedy-horror film "Bulong", here are the scheduled dates and venues of the film's US International screening:

SAN DIEGO - Feb. 11-17
UA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

SAN FRANCISCO CITY - Feb. 11-17
UA Stonestown Twin
501 Buckingham Way
San Francisco, CA 94132

SAN FRANCISCO - MILPITAS - Feb. 11-17
Century Great Mall
1010 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

LOS ANGELES - Feb. 11-17
Cerritos Stadium Cinema
12761 Towne Center Drive
Cerritos, CA 90701

NEW JERSEY - BERGENFIELD - Feb. 11-Mar. 3
Clearview Bergenfield Cinemas
58 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
www.MovieTickets.com

NEW JERSEY - HOBOKEN - Feb. 11-Mar. 3
Clearview Hoboken Cinemas
409 14th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
www.MovieTickets.com


Phil Younghusband - Angel Locsin Valentine's Date Proposal on Twitter

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Philippine Azkals' striker Phil Younghusband not just earned recognition in the recent win against Mongolia Blue Wolves but also the guts to voice out and proposed a Valentine's date with the Philippine's sexiest Angel Locsin.

This afternoon before his flight to Manila from Bacolod, Phil (@PhilYHusband) made a very "kilig" proposal to Angel (@143redangel) to be his date on February 14. Here's what he said on twitter:

"Hi Angel! This Phil. How are you? I was just wondering if you are free for Valentines day?"

After a few minutes Angel also posted these message in her twitter account:

"Twitterworld, kalma! :),"

Then this message came after:

"hi! this is angel☺ Congrats on your win last night! Tnx for the invite but I have work on valentines.. Let's try another day☺"

Angel's twitt indicates that she is open to the possibility of giving the hunk football player a chance to get to know each other better...and maybe more....

Fans are now calling them "PhilGel." Mmmm...why not! They both deserve to be happy, after all.


Julia Roberts Plays Evil Queen in "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White"

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She is good no more....the America's Sweetheart is now your cruel and meanest queen...but only in the reel world.

Julia Roberts is set to play the iconic wicked character "Evil Queen" in an upcoming live-action big screen adaptation of the 1937 German novel Snow White titled "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" which is set to start production in April.

CEO Ryan Kavanaugh of Relativity Media, the film's producer, officially confirmed the big news, ”Julia was our first and only choice to play the Queen. She is an icon, and we know that she will make this role her own in a way that no one else could.


“Who’s That Girl?” Movie Poster and Publicity Photos

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Checkout the movie poster and promo photos for the upcoming romantic comedy “Who’s That Girl” starring Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano.





Synopsis: When the school wallflower gets a pep talk from the most popular campus heartthrob at her lowest moment, this becomes a life-changing moment for her.

Bea (Anne Curtis) transforms into a beautiful, intelligent and successful career woman, who has often fantasized about how her dream man John Eduque (Luis Manzano) had turned out to be. Until one day, she reads his name in the obituary. Bea is shattered with grief over a man she was not even romantically involved with. She goes to the wake in hysterics causing eyebrows to raise, especially the deceased’s widow. The John Eduque that passed away is actually the senior John Eduque, John’s father. Realizing her fumble, Bea hurriedly leaves, unaware of the damage she has caused to John’s family who suspects she is the unknown mistress. Mrs. Eduque succumbs to depression therefore John takes it upon himself to avenge his mother’s misery and hunts for the mystery woman. But instead of seeking revenge on Bea, John starts to fall for her the more he gets to know her. How will John’s mother react to this blossoming relationship? Will blood always be thicker than water? Or will love triumph in the end?





Other cast inludes Eugene Domingo, Dina Bonnevie, Dennis Padilla, Candy Pangilinan, DJ Durano, Dino Imperial, Abby Bautista, Nadine Lustre, Bobby Yan, Joy Viado, Ricky Rivero, Mac-Mac, and John Lapus.




"Who's That Girl", which is Viva Films' first movie offering for 2011, will hit the theaters on March 2, 2011.


Gloc 9 - Walang Natira (Music Video and Lyrics)

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After his hit political rap song "Upuan" in 2009, Gloc 9 is back with another sure fire hit song titled "Walang Natira" featuring former PDA Scholar Sheng Belmonte.

"Walang Natira", the carrier single of his 5th album "Talumpati", is an advocacy song dedicated to all Overseas Filipino workers (OFW), why they opted to work million miles away from their love ones, and what they are going through abroad just to provide a good life for their family.

Watch below Gloc 9's "Walang Natira" music video with lyrics:




Napakaraming guro dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira
Napakaraming nurse dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila

yung bayang sinilangan ang pangalan ay Pinas
ngunit bakit parang puno na ang prutas ay pitas
nauubusan ng batas parang inamag na bigas
lumalakas na ang ulan ngunit ang payong ay butas
tumatakbo ng madulas mga pinuno ay ungas
sila lamang ang nakikinabang pero tayo ang utas
mga kabayan natin ay lumilipad, lumalabas
para pumunta ng ibang bansa at doon magtamas
ng kamay para lamang magkakalyo lang muli
ang pahinga’y iipunin para magamit pag-uwi
dahil doon sa atin mahirap makuha buri
mapahiran ng chokolate ang matamis na ngiti
ng anak na halos di nakilala ang ama
o ina na wala sa tuwing kaarawan nila
dadarating kaya ang araw na ito’y magiiba
kung hindi ka sigurado magisip-isip ka na

Napakaraming inhinyero dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
napakaraming karpintero dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila

mabuti kung mabuti ang kinakahinatnan
ang kapalaran ng lahat nang nakipagsapalaran
kahit nag-aalangan para lang sa kapakanan
ng mahal sa buhay ang sugal ay tatayaan
sasanlaan lahat ng kanilang pag-aari
mababawi din naman yan ang sabi pagnayari
ang proseso ng papeles para makasakay na sa eroplano
o barko kahit saan man papunta
basta kumita ng dolyar na ipapalit sa piso
ang isa ay katumbas ng isang dakot ng mamiso
ganyan ba ang kapalit ng buhay ng pilipino
kung lilisanin ang pamilya ang amo na kahit na sino
gugtumin, sasaktan, malalagay sa peligro
uwing nasa kahon ni wala man lang testigo
darating kaya ang araw na itoy mag-iiba
kung hindi ka sigurado magisip-isip ka na

Napakaraming kasambahay dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
napakaraming labandera dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila

subukan mong isipin kung gaano kabigat
ang buhat ng maleta halos hindi mo na maangat
ihahabilin ang anak para ito sa kanila
lalayo upang mag-alaga ng anak ng iba
matapos lamang sa kolehiyo mututubos din ang relo
bilhin mo na kung anong gustong laruan ni Angelo
matagal pa kontrato ko titiisin ko muna to
basta ang mahalaga ito’y para sa pamilya ko

Napakaraming guro dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
napakaraming nurse dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila ahh
gusto kong (yumaman 5x)
nagaabroad sila

napakaraming tama dito sa atin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira ahh


First Seen: Ai Ai delas Alas and Italian-Colombian Boyfriend Date Photo

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Ai-Ai delas Alas and Gio Salvador


To belied the gossip linking her to TV director GB Sampedro, the very proud Ai-Ai delas Alas revealed to the public the guy who will become her date on Valentines Day.

The guy, whom Ai-Ai doesn't want to disclosed name in public (Update: The guy's name is Gio Salvador, a friend of Brazilian models who are building their showbiz careers here in the Philippines), is a 26-years-old, 5'11" Italian-Colombian model. He is here in Manila to shoot a TV commercial for a brand he is endorsing.

Ai-Ai and Gio met in a high end bar a month ago. Gio is said to be the one who approached and introduced himself to Ai-Ai.

"Hindi niya alam na artista ako. Hindi niya alam na Best Actress ako. Pero kasi siyempre, nagtitinginan yung mga tao sa bar. Na-curious siya, 'Sino bang tinitingnan n'yo?'

"Pagkakita niya sa akin, 'Dyusko, 'yan lang ba? Gandaah!' Parang gano'n! 'Hindi naman kagandahan, pinagkakaguluhan n'yo? Sino ba 'yan?' Gano'n!" the concert-comedy queen said.

"Tapos, nag-meet kami. Nakilala ko na siya. Guwapo siya!" she added.

According to Ai-Ai, they are still in the "getting to know each other" stage but she is very much open to the possibility of getting romantically involve to him. She now calls him "Babe" and he calls her "Mi amore" (my love).

The looooooong-hairrrrrrrrrrr Ai-Ai also revealed a text message he sent to her:

Your friendship regardless what becomes of everything is the only gift I would ask of you.”


Philippine Azkals Wins Against Mongolia Blue Wolves

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The Philippine Azkals made Pinoys proud when they carved out a hard-earned 2-0 victory over the Mongolia Blue Wolves in the first leg of their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup qualifying tie at the jampacked Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Wednesday night.

Emilio "Chieffy" Caligdong scored the Philippines' opening goal in the 42nd minute while the second goal was scored by Phil Younghusband in the 92nd minute.

"Sobrang saya ko. Kung anong ibinigay na instructions ni Coach [Hans Michael Weiss], ginawa ko lang." said Caligdong.

German coach Hans Michael Weiss, who was tapped by the Azkals' management after the team's success in the 2010 Suzuki Cup, said the win has effectively sent a message to other competitors in the Asian level. "The Philippines is now in the competition." he declared.






Making up the Philippine Azkals’ line up are:

· Aly Borromeo
· Eduard Sacapano
· Neil Etheridge
· Anton del Rosario
· Jerry Barbaso
· Kim Relucio
· Joebel Bermejo
· Rob Gier
· Ray Jonnson
· Nestorio Margarse
· Emilio Caligdong
· Simon Greatwich
· Peter Jaugan
· Mark Ferrer
· James Younghusband
· Reymark Palmes
· Jason de Jong
· Patrick Hinrichsen
· Jason Sabio
· Phil Younghusband
· Ian Araneta

The Azkals received a major morale boost from more than 18,000 Filipino fans who trooped to Panaad Stadium. Among those who witnessed the match were Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Peping Cojuangco and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Richie Garcia, whose sports agency helped install the additional light at Panaad so that the match could be televised.

Also present were ABS-CBN Chief Executive Officer Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, ABS-CBN Vice-President for Sports Peter Musngi, Batangas Vice-Governor Mark Leviste, former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioner Gregorio "Goyo" Larrazabal and Negros Occidental Congressman Carlos "Charlie" Cojuangco.

Meanwhile, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano Araneta Jr. disclosed that President Benigno Aquino III released P3 million from his Social Fund for the organizational needs of the Azkals-Blue Wolves international football match.



Hayden Kho vs. Sharon Cuneta on Marie France Billboard

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Megastar Sharon Cuneta is again up for another "tampuhan" controversy and this time against another extra-controversial personality - Hayden Kho Jr.

Sharon's Marie France "before" and "after" billboard along EDSA is reportedly to be taken down because she looks different in person and on TV when compared to the Marie France advertisements. Meaning, it was photoshopped - a clear violation of the Ad Standards Council (ASC) Code of Ethics, whereas 'Before' and 'After' situations must reflect truthful and factual comparisons. Comparisons of the 'antecedent' situation with the subsequent 'situation' must not be exaggerated or misleading.

NJ Torres, Marie France public relations officer, denied the rumor and said that Sharon would not allow anything that would put suggest a lie. Torres added that they haven't received any complaint with regards to such billboard so there is not a need to pull them out.

Sharon also said her piece already on the said controversy, "...parang I don't have to have to defend myself, pero what I'll do na lang is siguro, at this point, I'll remind na lang everybody na I've been endorsing products very credibly, very carefully, since I was 13. At hindi ko ipagpapalit sa isang endorserment yung reputation ko."

However, Hayden Kho Jr., boyfriend of Dra. Vicki Belo who owns Belo Medical group, a competitor of Marie France, reportedly posted a comment on his twitter account last January 28 which indirectly referring to Sharon's Marie France billboard. Hayden's comments read: "There's a billboard ad in Edsa developed by advertisers who think consumers are stupid. Guess."

During the opening of Fanny Serrano's new salon in Quezon City this afternoon, Sharon shared to the press how that twitt made her really angry.

"Kanina ko lang narinig. Tweet daw niya [Hayden], e. Sa Twitter daw. Kung tooo yun, ang kapal ng mukha niya!

"Ako, it's my opinion. Mas stupid namang isipin mo na gagawin yung billboard na yun, starring yours truly, tapos makikita mo ako sa Star Power na 'ang laki pala!

"Hindi naman gano'n, di ba? Sabi ko, ni-launch ko [ang endorsement], live in person, yun ang background ko - sa stage. Tapos, mambabastos siya [Hayden]? As far as I'm concerned, stupid people shouldn't comment on what is stupid or not!

"If I may add to that: Decent people are [the only] people I would like to listen to. Not those who do not know the meaning of decency. And who treat women like they're nothing! Excuse me! You know, you want to start a war with me? You? Fix all your problems first!" Sharon said.

Hayden, again on his twitter account at 2:47 this afternoon, quickly cleared his name on the controversy. He said: "Wow! i wasn't referring to the MF billboard. I was referring to a "L**D" that's supposed to be a LOURDES. Dahan dahan naman po."

Another message was posted on his twitter referring to Sharon's outburst against him. "That was quite a wounding tirade from someone i respect. Ironic, really. Very ironic."


‘Green Rose’ Joins ABS-CBN’s Primetime League Starting on February 14!

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ABS-CBN alters the color of love as it gives you another television masterpiece starting February 14, “Green Rose.”

A local adaptation of the Koreanovela with the same title, “Green Rose” fuses four of the most-admired stars of today—Jericho Rosales, Anne Curtis, Jake Cuenca and Alessandra De Rossi as they portray major roles in the said series.

Jericho, whose last teleserye with ABS-CBN is ‘Dahil May Isang Ikaw’ opposite Kristine Hermosa, will breathe life to the character of Jerome Delgado, a simple man with simple dreams in life. He will do everything to protect his name. “Maganda yung papel ko dito. I can say na this is one of my favorite projects,” Jericho shared.




Meanwhile, Anne, whose last full-series was “The Wedding” back in 2009, is now very excited to play the role of Angela Tuazon, the woman who will fall in love with Jerome Delgado. “Namiss ko maging part ng teleserye talaga. Kaya now that I’m given the chance again, I will definitely do my best,” Anne expressed.




Jericho and Anne were paired in the film “Baler” in 2008 where Anne was nominated three times in separate award-giving bodies under the Best Actress category. On the other hand, Jericho won two Best Actor awards for his effective portrayal in the said movie.

Jake, who was part of the “Rubi” remake, is ecstatic about ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime series “Green Rose,” “Eversince we started taping for Green Rose, excited na ko na umere yung series dahil, walang bola po, ang ganda ng kwento. Kahit pa part ako ng cast, gusto ko rin mapanood sa primetime ito,” Jake said. Jake is Edward Fuentabella in the series, a man who’s aggressive in achieving his goals even if it means betraying the people who have trusted him.




Alessandra will also be playing a vital part in the series as she portrays the character of Geena Rallos, the woman who’s willing to do anything for the love of Edward. Alessandra was last seen in ‘Wansapanataym’s Cara.’




Jericho, Anne, Jake and Alessandra will be supported by a league of high-caliber actors and actresses - Susan Africa, Ping Medina, Smokey Manaloto, Kitkat, Gardo Versoza, Ricardo Cipeda and Janus del Prado.

Directed by three critically-acclaimed directors in the country, Dondon Santos, Manny Palo and Darnel Joy Villaflor, “Green Rose” is an action-suspense drama that also tackles on a love story tweaked by dangerous factors.


Don’t miss the newest series joining the primetime stable of ABS-CBN, “Green Rose,” premiering on February 14. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com o http://teamkapamilya.multiply.com and follow abscbncotcom on Twitter.


Official Statement on PBA on Studio 23

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ABS-CBN Sports and Studio 23 welcome the decision of the PBA Board of governors to approve Solar's proposal to transfer the telecast of the PBA games to Studio 23.

Coming as it does from the PBA and Solar Entertainment - both respected sports institutions in the country - we consider this move as a vote of confidence on Studio 23, its branding, reach and overall sports development initiatives.


Dianna Agron Bids For Big Screen Stardom With “I Am Number Four”

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Dianna Agron breaks from the “Glee” pack as she stars in one of the year's eagerly anticipated films - DreamWorks Pictures' sci-fi action-adventure “I Am Number Four.”

Based on the best-selling book by Pittacus Lore, “I Am Number Four” revolves about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events - his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Director D.J. Caruso chose actress Dianna Agron to play the pivotal role of Sarah. However, he didn’t discover her by watching her Emmy® Award – winning television series, “Glee.” “I don’t watch a lot of television,” Caruso says. “She came in to read very late in the process and she knocked me out. She’s so dynamic, intelligent and beautiful. I thought she would be a great contrast to Alex with their very different personalities and the dynamic they have between them.

Agron was immediately taken with the script. “What I loved about it was that the kids are quite mature and wise beyond their years,” she explains. “They might not be quote-unquote ‘cool kids’ or be the ones that pursue typical teenage activities, but they have a lot of heart and spirit, and they go on an awesome journey together."

I also loved the character of Sarah,” Agron continues. “There are a lot of similarities to how I was in school. I love photography and I really started getting into it during high school, taking photos for the yearbook.”




In the film, Sarah is immediately attracted to John. “John is quite unusual and they have a very intense connection right from the start,” Agron explains. “It gets deeper throughout the story. Their relationship is very romantic. It’s that young love that isn’t tainted by any sort of fear - when you haven’t had your heart broken five hundred times.”

Sarah is an outsider too because even though she’s beautiful and at one time was popular, she made some decisions that made her not popular in the school anymore,” Caruso describes the character. “So Sarah’s sitting on the outside, and John’s sitting on the outside. And together they find common ground.”

Agron is best known for her character Quinn on the hit Fox television series “Glee,” which recently received a Golden Globe® Award and an Emmy®. After a successful launch of the first season, “Glee” aired for the second season in April 2010.

She was most recently seen in “Burlesque” starring Christina Aguilera and “The Romantics” alongside Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, and Josh Duhamel.

Past television credits include “Numb3rs,” “Shark,” “Close to Home” and “CSI: NY.” She also had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed series “Veronica Mars,” acted as Debbie Marshall on the sci-fi hit “Heroes” and appeared in “It’s a Mall World,” a series of short films directed by Milo Ventimiglia.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “I Am Number Four” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.


Believe The Legend, Beware The Wolf in “Red Riding Hood”

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Warner Bros. brings audiences a breathtaking vision of a 700-year-old legend in the new, romantic fantasy thriller “Red Riding Hood.” Directed by “Twilight's” Catherine Hardwicke, the film features an ensemble cast, led by Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia!”), Gary Oldman (“The Dark Knight,” the “Harry Potter” films), Shiloh Fernandez (“Skateland”) and Max Irons (“Dorian Gray”).

In “Red Riding Hood,” Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.

For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them.

"When fairytales were first written, they were so much darker," says Amanda Seyfried whose first exposure to such tales was as a child listening to recordings on her tape deck. "Over time, they became more prudish in a way, taking the danger and sexuality out of the stories."

But as exemplified by her Valerie, a lusty medieval lass caught in a love triangle between her wealthy intended and a bad-boy woodsman as well as sharing a strange bond with a werewolf that is terrorizing her village, Seyfried promises, "We are throwing all the sex and danger back in."




However, this beauty is no naive babe in the woods. Says director Catherine Hardwicke, "Valerie is pretty tough and brave, although not a super heroine. The novel based on the movie just came out with the tagline: 'Good girls don't talk to werewolves.' She is not just a goodie girl. That is true to the early stories of Red Riding Hood. Her mother tells her not to dilly-dally on her way to Grandmother's. She instead picks flowers to get in touch with her sensuality and tells the wolf where she is going."

In other words, she says with a laugh, "she is a bit of a naughty girl."

Many have commented on the similarity to “Twilight,” not surprising since Hardwicke steered that franchise's 2008 original. But the director notes there is a major difference with her gothic horror fantasy: It is also a suspense thriller, since the human identity of the murderous beast remains secret until the end.

As Hardwicke concludes, "Solving the mystery is a huge driving force of the movie."
Opening soon across the Philippines, “Red Riding Hood” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


‘Happy Yipee Yehey!’ Set To Conquer Daily Noontime Block Starting February 12

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A few days left before the much-awaited launch of ABS-CBN’s new noontime offering Happy Yipee Yehey!. That why it’s hosts John Estrada, Randy Santiago, Mariel Rodriguez, Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga are now gearing up for their noontime show comeback that will eventually conquer the daily afternoon block. Catch the grandest pilot of Happy Yipee Yehey! on February 12, Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City.

In the recently held ABS-CBN Thanksgiving Lunch for the advertisers at the Makati Shangri-La, the five hosts ensured that they’ll give the Filipinos pure fun. “Walang halong away,” said Randy. Toni also confirmed that she’s now in deep friendship again with Mariel Rodriguez. The glowing eyes of Mariel and Toni only assure the authentic love that the two girlfriends have for each other.




Sa tulong ninyo, siguradong magra-rate kami,” said John followed by the loud screams and applauses from the advertisers. It’s been awhile since John last hosted a noontime show.

None one among the four hosts is a neophyte in the noontime show. It can be recalled that John and Randy hosted the hit 90’s noontime show Magandang Tanghali Bayan, while Mariel and Toni also had their own stints in two different noontime shows.

The five hosts added extremely funny and exciting games that come with whopping prizes for the avid Happy Yipee Yehey! followers. Plus, renowned choreographer Joy Cancio gives the hottest and craziest dance moves through the Happy Yipee Yehey! dancers.

Meanwhile, Happy Yippee Yehey! co-hosts Melai Cantiveros, Matteo Guidicelli, Bianca Manalo, Jobert and Bentong are also ecstatic on their first-ever noontime show. “Grabe po talaga sobrang kinakabahan ako at excited po talaga ako,” said Melai.

Experience extreme satisfaction in a noontime offering! Make Happy Yipee Yehey your newest habit premiering on February 12, Saturday on ABS-CBN.


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