Saturday, February 19, 2011

Video to Watch: Maria Aragon Chat and Sings Duet with Lady Gaga

A day after Lady Gaga tweets about Maria Aragon's video of "Born This Way", the 10-year-old Pinay who now tagged as Winnipeg's rising superstar, was invited to guest at Hot 103 FM station in Canada. And not just she was asked how she feels about Lady Gaga's reaction to her video and how she handles the sudden fame, she also received a surprise that made her cry - a phone chat with Lady Gaga. Whew!

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter-pop star told Maria how she was overjoyed when she saw her video on YouTube:

"I want to tell you something Maria because not only do you have such a beautiful voice, you are so joyful to watch. Every once in a while, whether people will believe it or not, I had a very bad day. And I was not having such a good day and when Perez sent me the video of you singing Born This Way, I was overjoyed that I began to cry, I was so happy…when i saw you so young and so beautiful singing those words so purely it reminded me why I wrote the song in the first place…never give up on your dreams Maria," the Gaga said.

And not just that, Lady Gaga also invited Maria to grace and sing a song with her when she stage a concert in Toronto next month.

Before the call ends, Lady Gaga gamely sang the chorus of “Born this Way” with Maria.

Watch the video here:

Video source: Winnipeg Free Press

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings February 15 - 17: 'Mara Clara' and 'Temptation of Wife' Remain on Top

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 15 - 17, 2011:

February 15, Tuesday

1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 12.1%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11.2%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 8.6%
4. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 7%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 6.6%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Anak ng Kumander (GMA-7) - 5.2%
7. Face To Face (TV5) - 4.3%
8. One Piece (GMA-7) / Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4%
9. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
10. Happy, Yipee, Yehey! (ABS-CBN) - 3.3%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
2. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 12.5%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
4. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 12.1%
5. Machete (GMA-7) - 11.5%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.4%
7. I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 10.8%
8. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%
9. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 9.5%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%

February 16, Wednesday

1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 13.3%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.6%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 9.5%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 8.1%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 7.2%
6. Face To Face (TV5) / Kapuso Movie Festival: Iyo ang Batas, Akin ang Katarungan (GMA-7) - 5%
7. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%
8. Ben 10 (TV5) - 3.6%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Balitaang Tapat (TV5) / Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%
10. One Piece (GMA-7) - 3.2%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
2. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 12.6%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 12%
4. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
5. Machete (GMA-7) - 11.8%
6. I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 11.5%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.4%
8. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 10.5%
9. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 10.1%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9%

February 17, Thursday

1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 13%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11.4%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 11.3%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 8.7%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 8.4%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Tunay Na Magkaibigan Walang Iwanan... Peksman! (GMA-7) - 6%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%
8. One Piece (GMA-7) - 4.1%
9. Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) - 3.6%
10. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 15%
2. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 13%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.8%
4. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
5. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 11.5%
6. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 11.2%
7. Machete (GMA-7) - 10.6%
8. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 10.1%
9. I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 9.8%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Ultimate Pinoy Power Reunion on 'ASAP Rocks' This Sunday

ASAP Rocks welcomes every Kapamilya around the world with the biggest Pinoy Power reunion this Sunday. Get ready as your numero uno Sunday afternoon party breaks out all the ultimate reasons that make all Filipinos celebrate with pride. Get all powered up as the ASAP Rocks Kapamilya lead the stellar celebration with all-time favorite OPM hits.

ASAP Playlist - ASAP’s newest music spectacle pays tribute to Pinoy freedom in yet another thrilling concert experience. Listen to the country’s most memorable Pinoy anthems interpreted by ASAP’s very own concert artists. Savor the songs that changed, moved and shaped Philippine history in one dramatic and incomparable musical medley.

Feel the power of our very own Kapamilya Champions. Watch out for the most awaited launch of the ASAP Pinoy Champs.

For the first time ever – People’s Champs’ Kim Chiu, Melai Cantiveros, Bugoy Carino, Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon and Yeng Constantino back-to-back with the XP Gensan and Laoag Gymnastics Group come together as one in one outstanding display of Filipino talent.

Plus Philippine's Pride, The Philippine All-Stars make another mark in the global dance arena with their newest dance feat. Find out as they shared their glorious victory only on ASAP Rocks.

World class Pinoy Vincent Bueno conquers the ASAP stage once more. Witness another rousing performance from Vincent Bueno together with our very own equally world class Kapamilyas - Billy Crawford and Mr. Pure Energy Gary V.

ASAP ‘s Most Beautiful Surprises

ASAP rocks welcomes the most ravishing girls of this generation in one stunning all star line up; Kim, Maja, Erich, Empress, Jessy, Andy, Melissa and Shaina heats up the afternoon with their beauty, talent, and charm. Don’t miss their most awaited launch this Sunday.

ASAP’s very own Dance Quad Empress, Empress celebrates her 18th birthday bash together with 18 of the most sought after Kapamilya leading men! Don’t miss Empress’ star studded surprise.

Plus Television Goddess, Anne Curtis dazzles on the ASAP dance floor with an unrivaled birthday performance! Find out her big surprise for all the Kapamilyas this Sunday.

Powered Up Celebrations!

Powered up concert experience continues with the ASAP Sessionistas, ASAP Champions and ASAP music icons back-to-back with ASAP Supahdance Krew, Dance Quad and Supahkids! Watch out as they will surely make every Filipino party back on their feet.

Plus Dance U welcomes the basketball hunks in its latest roster of students. The hard court hunks invade the ASAP dance class this Sunday! Find out who they are.

Reunion begins at 1:15pm to 3:45 pm only on ASAP Rocks. Don’t miss it!

Kantar Media/TNS National Household TV Ratings February 15 - 17: GMA-7 Begins To Take a Small Lead Nationwide

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight survey of Kantar Media (formerly TNS) among National households on February 15 - 17, 2011:

Justify FullFebruary 15, Tuesday

1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 20.9%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.7%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 16.4%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 14%
5. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
6. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 12.9%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Happy, Yipee, Yehey! (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
8. One Piece (GMA-7) - 12.2%
9. Kapuso Movie Festival: Anak ng Kumander (GMA-7) - 12%
10. Malparida (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 35.4%
2. Mutya (ABS-CBN) 34.6%
3. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 28.1%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.4%
6. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 19.5%
7. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%
8. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 17.4%
9. Machete (GMA-7) / The Baker King (GMA-7) - 16.2%
10. The Price Is Right (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%

February 16, Wednesday

1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 20.9%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.2%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 15.5%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 13.2%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 1259%
6. Malparida (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
7. Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Happy, Yipee, Yehey! (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
9. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
10. One Piece (GMA-7) - 11%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 34.9%
2. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 32%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 26.9%
4. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 26.8%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 21.3%
6. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 18.3%
7. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 17.7%
8. Machete (GMA-7) - 17.5%
9. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 17.4%
10. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%

February 17, Thursday

1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 22.4%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.4%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 18%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 13.6%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 12.9%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Tunay Na Magkaibigan Walang Iwanan... Peksman! (GMA-7) - 12.3%
7. Kapitan Inggo (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
8. Juanita Banana (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
10. Happy, Yipee, Yehey! (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 34.1%
2. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 26.8%
4. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 26%
5. Bantatay (GMA-7) / 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.3%
6. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 17.7%
7. Machete (GMA-7) - 16.8%
8. The Baker King (GMA-7) - 16.6%
9. I ♥ You Pare (GMA-7) - 15.8%
10. The Price Is Right (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%

Source: Kantar Media/TNS

Friday, February 18, 2011

'Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin' Full Trailer Released!

On March 7, ABS-CBN will finally air the pilot episode of the much anticipated teleserye on Philippine television, "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin"

Catch here the full official trailer of MLKI that was released after "Mutya" hours ago:

Leading the cast is Coco Martin, who plays a dual role as Alexander and Javier. Joining him are Maja Salvador and Andi Eigenmann as his leading ladies, Lorna Tolentino, Amy Austria, John Estrada, Albert Martinez, Martin del Rosario, Ronaldo Valdez, Boots Anson-Roa, Agot Isidro and Angel Aquino.

With the special participation of Kim Chiu who plays the young Lorna Tolentino, Erich Gonzales as the young Amy Austria and Xian Lim as young John Estrada.

"Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" is under the direction of Ruel S. Bayani and Darnel Villafor.

GMA-7 Books Over P7B in Advertising Contracts

GMA Network Inc. has booked over P7 billion worth of advertisement contracts this year and expects revenues to breach the P13-billion mark registered last year.

By December of last year, we have already booked over P7 billion worth of ads for this year from 10 big advertisers. This is already more than half of our target revenues for 2011,” GMA Network chairman and chief executive Felipe Gozon told reporters at the sidelines of GMA News TV channel launch late Monday.

For the first time, we started negotiating [for the following year’s ads] as early as November,” he said.

Ten advertisers with big volume accounts signed up with GMA Network in December last year, he said. He added that one major advertiser that boycotted the network went back and signed a bigger contract. He did not name the account.

Gozon said the network would again increase its advertising rates in March to make them at par with rival ABS-CBN Corp.

I don’t want to sell any more ads below Channel 2’s price,” he said. “We are very optimistic with Channel 7. We have booked very good revenue figures for January and for the first few days of February,” he said.

Gozon said that Channel 7 had maintained a small lead in nationwide ratings and a comfortable lead in Mega Manila and Luzon.

GMA Network posted over P2.8 billion in net income last year, up 2 percent year-on-year but short of the company’s initial target of P3 billion. Revenues reached P13 billion in 2010.

Maria Aragon - Born This Way, Lady Gaga Loves It!

Another Pinay is recently making waves on the internet.

She is Maria Aragon, a 10-year-old Canadian-Filipina and is currently based in Winnipeg, Canada. Both of her parents are Filipinos but she was born in Canada.

Maria became known in the internet after Lady Gaga tweets a YouTube video of Maria's version of her new song “Born This Way”, last night, February 17.

Lady Gaga has over eight million followers in Twitter; hence, the information on Maria’s video quickly spreads in the web. In fact, Maria's video ranks No. 5 in the categories, Most Viewed (Today) and No.2 in Most Viewed (Today)-Musicians.

Maria Aragon - Born This Way

ABS-CBN Sports To Air Nonito Donaire - Fernando Montiel Boxing Fight on Sunday

Filipino two-division world champion and The Ring Magazine rank#6 pound-for-pound boxer Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire enters the most important fight of his career on Sunday, February 20, in a bout with Mexican champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel, which will be aired live by ABS-CBN Sports at 10:15am on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

Dubbed “Ang Pagtutuos,” the Donaire-Montiel fight is the first world title boxing fight for 2011.

Donaire, a US-based native of General Santos City, puts on the line his nine-year, 24-bout winning streak when he challenges Montiel, a three-division world champion who has been undefeated since 2006.

Montiel will defend his WBC and WBO bantamweight belts against Donaire in one of boxing’s most popular venues, the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Donaire will not be the only Filipino boxer competing on Sunday as Mark Jason Melligen faces Mexican Gabriel Martinez. Dubbed “Mighty Melligen,” the 24-year-old light middleweight was victorious in all of his four fights last year, three of which were held in Las Vegas.

The card also features the much-awaited rematch between Mike Jones and Jesus Soto-Karass who first dueled last November 13 in the Pacquiao-Margarito fight. Jones’ narrowly escaped a draw with a mere one-point margin victory over the Mexican.

Watch Nonito Donaire in his biggest fight on Sunday, February 20, 10:15am only on ABS-CBN. Catch the same day replay on Studio 23 at 9pm and ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best at 11:30pm.

‘Star Power’ Grand Finals Takes Place This Sunday, February 20

Who will shine the most and be hailed as Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar?

Star Power Final 5 Akiko, K-La, Angeline, Krissel and Monica are in the highest fighting spirits, as only hours are left before they finally face the competition’s most crucial point, the grand finals. They are about to give their best performances in a showdown which will conclude this season’s Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar.

The competition which will be aired live from Ynares Center in Antipolo after Rated Kon ABS-CBN features not only one but three rounds of fierce showdown among the now most talked about Star Power girls. All of them take the last chance to garner their dream title to become the grand champion.

To lessen the nervousness and pressure that the Star Power girls are feeling, their ultimate mentor Megastar Sharon Cuneta comes to rescue and calms them down with her inspiring words. Mega says though the girls face the peak of the competition, they must still enjoy and remain positive.

Besides their remarkable exposures on TV, whopping prizes await the hailed Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar—P1 million, SUV Hover from Great Wall Cars exclusively distributed by State Motors Corporation, Sony Entertainment showcase with special home theater and very elegant JMK diamond jewelry set

To be hailed Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar, Star Power 5 must garner many text votes, which comprise the 40% of their final score. Of course, they must please the Star Power judges and ABS-CBN Management who will decide the 60% of their scores.

Monica, the Charming Biritera of Leyte; Krissel, the Soulful Diva of Davao; Angeline, the Pop Belter of Manila; K-La, the R&B Sweetheart ng Canada; and Akiko, the Sweet and Sexy Siren of Cebu face another the final twist that would test their abilities and competence as full-fledged performers.

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, just text SPOWER BULK and send to 2366 for Globe, Touch Mobile, Smart and Talk and Text and Sun Cellular.

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.

Jessy Mendiola is Now The Country's Newest Dream Girl!

Jessy Mendiola is now the country’s newest dream girl for the woman in her has now fully blossomed. With her versatility and talent, Jessy has proven that she indeed deserves a spot in the industry.

Jessy might be tagged as ‘unlucky’ in her series ‘Sabel’ but in real life, she has been showered with a lot of blessings in terms of career and family.

Overwhelming po yung blessings na natatanggap ko ngayon. I am very much thankful po sa lahat ng suporta na ipinapakita ng mga tao. Kaya mas lalo ko pa po gagalingan,” Jessy expressed.

Jessy is now a regular in ‘ASAP Rocks’ and is participating in two exciting segments: UD 4 with Empress, Sam Concepcion and Enchong Dee and the new ASAP IT GIRLS with Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Erich Gonzales, Andi Eigenmann, Empress, Melissa Ricks and Shaina Magdayao.

As Sabel blazes your day on an earlier timeslot - before ‘The Price is Right’, a stronger Sabel and a fiercer plot await the viewers.

Mas kaabang-abang na po ang mga susunod na tagpo sa Sabel. Mas magiging palaban nap o kasi yung karakter ko,” Jessy shared.

Don’t miss the sizzling episodes of ‘Sabel,’ Mondays to Fridays before the ‘The Price is Right’ on ABS-CBN.

Help promote football among the Filipino youth...Wear Your Azkals Shirts and Jerseys Now!

The Philippine Azkals' recent victory against the Mongolia Blue Wolves in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup has raised our confidence as a nation that we can be good in football too. With the Azkal's popularity among the Filipino youth now, there's a growing interest in the sport and hopefully in the future, we can produce more champions.

Team Azkals is actively promoting love for the sport and desire to raise more funds for this purpose.

The official "Azkals" shirts and jerseys collection were worn by fans at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod during the winning match. These official licensed goods, set apart from the different fan-produced shirts that have come out in the market, can now be bought by logging on to the authorized online store hub The shirts will also be available in all leading department stores nationwide. Part of the proceeds will go to the Azkals and their campaign to promote the sport in the country.

The shirts which are available in white and gray are sold at P300 while the jerseys can be purchased at P500. Reservations and bulk orders can also be made through

Be proud to be Pinoy! Support Azkals and their cause! Grab your official Azkals shirts and jerseys now by logging on to These shirts are produced by Pump Apparel under license by ABS-CBN Licensing.

Melai Cantiveros, an Heiress To a Multi-Million Company?

How far will you go to get back something you think is rightfully yours? What will you do when your family’s riches are inherited by someone you don’t even know?

ABS-CBN brings you another must-see romantic comedy this Febever month starring the favorite loveteam of the masses, Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco, in the much-awaited series “Precious Hearts Romances presents Mana Po” premiering Monday, February 21.

Join Brandi Dela Paz (Melai) in her mission to reclaim the inheritance that is supposed to be hers. She will have to make the heir Milosebio “Milo” Kiping (Jason) fall in love with her.

Before her father Vino (John Arcilla) died, he decided to correct his mistakes by giving everything that he owns to the son of his best friend Jack (Buboy Garovillo), whom he betrayed from way back when he kept and claimed the winnings from a sweepstakes ticket. His family lived a luxurious life, enjoying a fortune that isn’t rightfully theirs, thus he made sure he can give back to Jack what he stole when the time of his death arrives.

Expectedly, Brandi did not like his father’s revelations and is determined to fight for her right to the money and the family’s company.

Will she succeed in her tricky and deceitful plan? Will she hit the jackpot and reclaim the fortune? Or will she give it all up and instead choose Milo’s heart as a consolation prize?

Don’t miss the premiere of “Precious Hearts Romances presents Mana Po,” beginning this Monday, February 21, after “Agimat presents Kapitan Inggo” on ABS-CBN’s Hapontastic.

'Kitchen Superstar' Hosted By Marvin Agustin, Soon on GMA-7

Masarap Tuparin ang Pangarap!

Ikaw ba ay… marunong magluto, determinado, may gustong patunayan sa kusina… at nais ipaglaban ang inyong pangarap?

Sumali na sa pinakabagong cooking reality show ng GMA7 - "Kitchen Superstar!"

Lahat ng 18 - 50 years old, magaling na cook pero walang culinary school training,at handang sumali sa reality show ay may pag-asang manalo ng isang milyon!

Magpakilala na sa auditions! Dalhin ang specialty dish (good for 2-3 people) at 1 valid ID with picture.

Basic Information for "Kitchen Superstar" Auditions:

Age requirement: 18 - 50 years old

Who can join:

- Carinderia owner

- HRM students

- Culinary students that HAVEN'T graduated yet

- People who take short courses in culinary schools/TESDA programs but HAVEN'T Graduated Yet (However, if you are a graduating student this year or during the duration of the show, you are NOT qualified.)

- As long as you can cook and have passion for cooking

Who cannot join:

- Any cook or chef with complete formal classical training or works under a classically trained chef is not qualified to join.

- Hotel chefs

- Fresh grads from culinary school

Audition time:

Registration is from 10 AM until 6 PM only but the the entire Audition Process is from 10 AM to 10 p.m. No more registration beyond 6 p.m.

What to Bring for the Auditions?

1 Valid ID with Picture

Bring your Specialty Dish na hindi madaling mapanis, good for 2 - 3 persons na titikim

It could be frozen cooked food, may microwave oven sa venue

Application form is available at the venue

Magniningning na ang mga Kitchen Superstar!

Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me (Music Video and Lyrics)

Hey over there
Please forgive me
If I’m coming on too strong
Hate to stare
But you’re winning
And they’re playing my favorite song

So come here
A little closer
Wanna whisper in your ear
Make It clear
Little question
Wanna know just how you feel

If I said my heart was beating loud
If we could escape the crowd somehow
If I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me

Cause you feel like paradise
I need a vacation tonight
So if I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me

Hey You might think
That I’m crazy
But I you know I’m just your type
I’mma be a little hazy
But you just cannot deny

There’s a spark in between us
When we’re dancing on the floor
I want more
Wanna see It
So I’m asking you tonight

If I said my heart was beating loud
If we could escape the crowd somehow
If I said I want your body now

Would you hold it against me

Cause you feel like paradise
I need a vacation tonight
So if I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me

If I said I want your body
Would It Hold It Against Me?




Gimme something good
Don't wanna wait I want It now (na-na-now)
Pop It like a hood
And show me how you work It out

If I said my heart was beating loud
If I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me

If I said my heart was beating loud
If we could escape the crowd somehow
If I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me

Cause you feel like paradise
I need a vacation tonight
So if I said I want your body now
Would you hold it against me

Thursday, February 17, 2011

7th USTv Awards 2011 Winners

Here is the partial list of winners in the 7th USTv Awards held at the Plaza Mayor of University of Santo Tomas (UST) on Thursday night, February 17, 2011:

UAAP Season 73 Coverage (Studio 23) - Best Sports Program

MYX - Best Music Channel

“Di Lang Ikaw”, Juris Fernandez - Best Local Music Video

Angelica Panganiban, Rubi (ABS-CBN) - Best Actress

Coco Martin, Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - Best Actor

The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - Best Entertainment News Show

Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - Best Drama Program

ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - Best Variety Show

Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - Best Reality Program

Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - Best Local Daily Show

He is Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - Best Foreign Soap Opera

The Bottomline (ABS-CBN) - Best Talk Show Program

Doraemon (GMA-7) - Best Animated Program

Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) - Best Public Service Program

Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - Best Educational Program

Ted Failon (ABS-CBN) - Male News and Current Affairs Program Host

Karen Davila (ABS-CBN) - Female News and Current Affairs Program Host

I-Witness (GMA-7) - Best Documentary Program

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - Best Magazine Program

The USTV Student’s Choice Awards is an award giving body led by the Office of the Secretary General of UST.

It aims to give recognition to the people and programs that walk the extra mile to promote Christian values, and to those who elevate TV viewing from mere entertainment to a heightened critical discourse.

The celebration of this year's USTv is part of UST's commemoration of its 400 years of existence.

Melason 'PHR Presents Mana Po' Trailer

Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros, popularly known as "Melason" loveteam will star in the next installment of "Precious Heart Romances Presents" - ABS-CBN's TV adaptations of the best-selling pocketbooks distributed by company holder, Precious Hearts Romances.

Dubbed as the Prinsesa at Prinsipe ng Masa, Jason and Melai will spice up our afternoon with the new PHR comedy series titled "Mana Po",

Other cast include Tom Rodriguez, RR Enriquez, Giselle Sanchez, and Buboy Garovillo.

PHR presents Mana Po premieres in February.

Directed by Erick Salud and Katski Flores, PHR Presents: Mana Po premieres this month.

Precious Hearts Romances Presents Mana Po - Trailer:

Dingdong Dantes and Yes Pinoy Foundation To Launch "Para Paaralan" Bus Caravan

Last year pa hinahanda ni Dingdong Dantes at ng staff niya sa Yes Pinoy Foundation ang bagong project ng kanilang organisasyon.

Ito ay ang "Para Paaralan." Isang roving caravan na naglalayong matulungan at maabot ang disadvantaged youth and students.

Ang bagong project na ito ng Yes Pinoy Foundation ang pinagkakaabalahan ngayon ni Dingdong in between his showbiz commitments, tulad ng kanyang primetime series sa GMA-7 with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, I ♥ You Pare.

Sa February 27, Sunday, magaganap ang launch ng "Para Paaralan" sa NBC Tent sa The Fort, Taguig City.

Sa ipinadalang invitation letter ng Yes Pinoy Foundation, na pinirmahan ng mismong chairman nitong si Dingdong, nakasaad ang layunin nila na makatulong sa pag-unlad ng edukasyon sa bansa at, higit sa lahat, at maabot ang mga bata/estudyante na hindi nakakatanggap ng edukasyon sa kanilang lugar dahil na rin sa antas ng kanilang buhay.

Ipinaliwanag sa sulat ang layunin ng bagong proyekto :

Yes Pinoy Foundation aims to contribute in bridging these gaps through its flagship project Para Paaralan, a roving bus caravan designed to reach disadvantaged youth and students located in DepEd-marked "red" and "black" areas around the country.

"With performing arts and digital technologies as main tools of instruction, Para Paaralan is made possible through the strategic participation of LGUs, volunteer youth groups and artists/celebrities, partners from the private sector, and our colleagues in the socio-civic sector."

Justin Bieber Talks About Becoming A True Blue American, Abortion, Rape and Sex, Oh My!

16-year-old Justin Bieber, tagged as “Super Boy” in the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, already talks about sex? Yes, you read it right.

When asked by RS if he believes in abstinence until marriage, the world's famous Canadian Pop-R&B singer shared:

I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them… I think you should just wait for the person you’re…in love with.”

His stance on abortion, The Bieber said:

I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby?”

How about in cases of rape?

Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

On n becoming an American citizen:

You guys are evil," he jokes. "Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."

'Skateland' Trailer Starring Ashley Greene and Shiloh Fernandez

Ashley Greene is paired with Shiloh Fernandez in the 1980s nostalgic coming-of-age drama flick "Skateland".


"A handful of teenagers find the life they’ve known is slipping away from them in this independent coming-of-age drama. 19-year-old Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez) is the manager of a roller rink in a small town in East Texas. Ritchie’s job gives him a chance to hang out with his friends and get paid for it, but fewer kids are interested in roller skating, and Ritchie’s life increasingly feel like an extension of high school as he parties his evenings away without moving forward. Ritchie’s kid sister Mary (Haley Ramm) and his girlfriend Michelle (Ashley Greene) both think its time he tried to make something of himself, but Ritchie isn’t sure which way to go."

Skateland, which premiered at Sundance in 2010, will be released in major theaters on March 25, 2011.

Skateland - Trailer:

Brit Awards 2011 – Winners

Here is the list of winners in The BRIT Awards 2011 held at The O2 Arena on February 15 in London, England.

British Male Solo Artist – Plan B

British Female Solo Artist – Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act – Tinie Tempah

British Group – Take That

British Single – Tinie Tempah, ‘Pass Out’

Mastercard British Album Of The Year – Mumford & Sons, ‘Sigh No More’

International Male Solo Artist – Cee Lo Green

International Female Solo Artist – Rihanna

International Breakthrough Act – Justin Bieber

International Group – Arcade Fire

International Album – Arcade Fire, ‘The Suburbs’

Critics’ Choice – Jessie J

DJ Mo Twister versus Ogie Diaz on Twitter

Love, courtship, date proposals are not just the in thing this time of the year in twitter. There is also one thing that makes twitting world more exciting - "word war" between celebrities.

Who could forget the Cristine Reyes (@PilyangSweet) twitts against Sarah Geronimo? How about Annabelle Rama (@annabelle rama2) versus Heart Evangelista? Hayden Kho (@haydenjr) and Sharon Cuneta.

And now, another word war is currently keeping the interests of netizens. This time, it is between DJ Mo Twister who dropped a bomb via his blind item twitt this afternoon. Although he did not directly mentioned the name of his subject but the clues clearly state that he was referring to Ogie Diaz, who immediately fires back at Mo (oh yeah, sige patulan natin ang awayang-batang ito. Nakakatawa eh!).

Read their exchanges of twitts below:

To be continued.....

Who’s That Girl? – Movie Trailer

Viva Films and SMDC recently released the official movie trailer of the upcoming romantic comedy film “Who’s That Girl?” starring Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano.

Helmed by Wenn Deramas, “Who’s That Girl?” also stars Eugene Domingo, John Lapus, Candy Pangilinan, DJ Durrano, Dennis Padilla, Dino Imperial, Abby Bautista and Maki Billiones.

“Who’s That Girl?” opens in theaters nationwide on March 2, 2011.

Who’s That Girl? - Trailer:

Who Will Be Declared as The Next Kiddie Superstars in Star Circle Quest's Grand Kiddie Questors Night?

After the ultimate search for the cutest and most talented kids, three boys and three girls will now complete the Star Circle Quest for the Next Kiddie Superstars’ MAGIC CIRCLE of six.

On February 19, Saturday, the Magic Circle of 6 are all set to show that they’ve got what it takes to be the next Kiddie Supertsars as they face STAR CIRCLE QUEST FOR THE NEXT KIDDIE SUPERSTARS’ GRAND FINALS. They have proven their charm when it comes to comedy and drama, but who among them will emerge as winners as they showcase their individual talents? From the boys, will it be the Little Mr. Funny Guy, Clarence? The Small Boy with a Big Voice, Jelo? Or Kristoff, the Future Icon of Drama?

Among the girls, who will shine the most? Brenna, the Dancing Darling? Will it be the Diva in the Making, Maurice? Or Veyda, the Kikay Beauty Queen?

Together with the surprise production numbers from the hottest Kapamilya stars, find out who will emerge as the new Boy and Girl Kiddie Superstars in the biggest and most prestigious kid talent search in the Philippines, Star Circle Quest, The Grand Kiddie Questors Night on February 19 after MMK, 8:45PM only on ABS-CBN.

Alvin Elchico Rallies For Disaster-Preparedness in “Krusada”

The saying “history repeats itself” usually holds water when it comes to calamities that hit the country. Time after time, Filipinos see themselves facing the same natural disasters, as if never learning from the pain and danger of the ones that came before.

Alvin Elchico has his fair share of coverage of typhoons and calamities. With all the tragedy he has seen, it has become his crusade to inform as many people as possible about disaster-preparedness, and also to watch over the actions and measures that the government takes to address the problem.

Tonight on “Krusada,” Alvin will determine why Filipinos seem always unprepared whenever the environment strikes back. Join him as he looks for changes and projects initiated by the government and the private sector to prevent calamities from happening again.

Alvin strongly believes that citizens are responsible of disaster-preparedness as much as the government. Find out what to do before, during and after a disaster on his report.

Listen, take part, and be one with the crusade for disaster-preparedness. Catch Alvin Elchico tonight in “Krusada,” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN. Because it takes more than words to make a stand.

Two New Actors Fight For The Girl in “Red Riding Hood”

Playing the two young men fighting for the heart of Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) in Warner Bros.’ new fantasy thriller “Red Riding Hood” are newcomers Shiloh Fernandez as Peter, Valerie’s true love; and Max Irons, making his feature debut as Henry, to whom she has been promised.

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. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast - one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait..

“Red Riding Hood” is the first big break for both Fernandez and Irons, but Seyfried has nothing but praise for her co-stars. “Max has never done a film before and this is Shiloh’s biggest role,” she says. “They’re both so grateful for getting the opportunity to be in a really cool project. And they’re just so focused and so present. In some ways we’re playing younger versions of ourselves so all the emotions are really close to the surface.”

Fernandez read for the roles of both Peter and Henry, but was immediately drawn to the former. “I think we’d all like to see ourselves as the character that fights for the girl,” he says. “Peter’s a really good person no matter what’s happened in his past that has made people believe that maybe he’s dangerous or not very trustworthy. Henry loves the girl too, but she doesn’t want to be with him. And I realized that, yes, I may be more like Henry, but I want to be Peter. I want to be the hero.”

The young actor knew director Catherine Hardwicke from having read for a role in “Twilight.” Though he ultimately didn’t appear in the film, he stayed in contact with the director and was thrilled with the opportunity to work with her on “Red Riding Hood.” “She’s awesome,” Fernandez says. “She’s just really fun and incredibly creative.”

From being cast to walking on the set for the first time, the whole experience was likewise thrilling to Max Irons, the son of actors Jeremy Irons and SinĂ©ad Cusack, making his first Hollywood movie. “It’s amazing when you walk into a set like that every day; you just count your lucky stars,” he says. “It’s like being a child. You’re asked to ride horses and carry swords and act with Gary Oldman, who’s dressed as a werewolf catcher. What’s not to like?

Seyfried and the boys got along famously, in spite of the conflicts between their characters. “Shiloh’s great,” Irons says. “He and I, in a way, are inherently very different. And all three of us get along. It’s great.” He describes the trio’s rapport with a wry smile, “It’s a lot of jokes, constant jokes. I’m usually the butt of most of them, being English and tall and skinny.

Like Shiloh’s character, Henry becomes suspected of being the werewolf. Without giving anything away, Irons says his character has just been dealt a bad hand, which is only made worse by this arranged marriage, “His mother died when he was young. Something happens to his father halfway through, debatably because of his inaction. I think he’s an intelligent guy but he often says, ‘Let’s hold back. Let’s think about this more,’ which is interpreted as being a bit of a coward in contrast to Peter. But then when things escalate, I think he decides to take control of his life, say goodbye to Valerie, and go hunt the werewolf And in doing so, I think he actually gets much closer to her.”

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Red Riding Hood” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Talentadong Pinoy's Hall of Famers To Conduct Hometown "Miting de Avance" From February 18 to 27

The journey to the much-awaited Talentadong Pinoy 'Battle of the Champions' heats up as all eight Hall of Famers return to their respective hometowns for their own 'Miting de Avance' from February 18-27.

Hosted by Ryan Agoncillo, Talentadong Pinoy remains to be the biggest and most-watched talent show on weekend primetime. With the upcoming 'Battle of the Champions,' the competition gets even more intense as the Hall of Famers gather their supporters and further raise the anticipation for their much-awaited championship performance.

This year's 'Battle of the Champions' showcases a diverse and highly talented group of Hall of Famers who will all prove their mettle as rightful Talentadong Pinoy grand finalists.

The Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famers are master beatboxer 'Beatbox Gor' of Davao, ultimate sand artist 'Joseph the Artist' of Laguna, Broadway princesses 'The Believers' of Muntinlupa City, sensuous singing trio 'Newborn Divas' of Quezon City, the fiery pole dancer 'Sfashiva' of Caloocan City, real-life acrobatic partners 'Zion Show' of Cainta, amazing poi dancers 'Fire Attraction' of Cebu, and the dancing duo 'RR Friends' of Cavite.

The Hall of Famers' 'Miting de Avance' will bring the Talentados' winning performances right to the heart of their hometowns. It starts with Beatbox Gor's Davao homecoming on February 18 and Fire Attraction's Cebu event on February 19. This will be followed by Zion Show in Cainta on February 21, RR Friends in Cavite on February 22, The Believers in Muntinlupa on February 24, Joseph the Artist in Laguna on February 25, New Born Divas in Quezon City on February 26, and Sfashiva in Caloocan on February 27.

Former Kapamilya Actor Sid Lucero and Model Mikael Daez are Marian Rivera's Leading Men in 'Amaya'

The long search is finally over!

After months of search, GMA-7 introduces the two men who will become Marian Rivera's love interests in the "Amaya" during the epicserye's story conference yesterday at GMA-7 compound.

First is former Kapuso-turned Kapamilya-now back as Kapuso actor Sid Lucero.

Sid had a long list of TV projects in the Kapamilya network - Kung Fu Kids, Ligaw Na Bulaklak, Flash Bomba, Gaano Kita Kamahal, Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Magkano ang Iyong Dangal?, Habang May Buhay, at the recently concluded Precious Hearts Romanace Presents Alyna where he played as Shaina Magdayao's leading man. He also became one of the nominees in the Best Actor category of Emmy Awards for his challenging role in Dahil May Isang Ikaw.

But long before he transferred to ABS-CBN, Sid once starred in several GMA-7 soaps like Narito ang Puso Ko, Hanggang Kailan, Darna (2005), and Etheria.

Next in the list is newbie Mikael Daez.

23-year-old Mikael is a professional ramp and commercial model connected to Mercator Model and Talent Agency - the same company who is handling the careers of Brazilian-Japanese hunks Akihiro Sato, Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide and Hideo Muraoke.

Mikael, who got the role after he auditioned, is a graduate of Business Administration at the Ateneo de Manila University. He have done several print ads and TV commercials like Jollibee Champ, Dole, and SM.

But before the "Amaya" project, Mikael and Marian will be first paired in GMA-7's horror-comedy series Ang Spooky Mo Presents Bampirella.

Other Kapuso stars who will become part of the most expensive Kapuso project to date were also introduced in yesterday's storycon. They are Glaiza de Castro, Gina Alajar, Lani Mercado, Gardo Versoza, Rochelle Pangilinan, Kristoffer Martin, AJ Dee, Rocky Salumbides, Ana Capri, Roy Alvarez and Buboy Villar.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Aiko Melendez - Patrick Meneses Break-Up, True!

Actress-politician Aiko Melendez and her boyfriend, Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses, have parted ways.

Boy Abunday, who manages Aiko's showbiz career, confirmed that the 2 have broken up on Monday, February 14.

I was on the phone with Aiko. Yes, she’s confirming, it’s confirmed na naghiwalay po sila kahapon,” he said during the last night's airing of SNN.

Boy however, keeps mum on the reason why the two decided to call it quits. He stressed though that he did not insist to learn the reasons behind the break-up as Aiko must be going through a lot of pain right now.

Reasons ay hindi ko na po pinanghimasukan dahil I wanted to respect the pain, whatever Aiko is going through. It was Aiko that I spoke to... I was also very careful because I would imagine that the couple is still trying to fix things up. Napakabago pa at napaka-fresh,” he said.

Boy also declared that Aiko will not issue a statement regarding what happened unless it becomes essential to do so.

Aiko will not issue an official statement, she’s not going to be interviewed, she’s not going to talk about what happened, not until it is necessary to do so,” he said.

Ako ay nagsasalita bilang manager, bilang kapitbahay. So iyan po mga kaibigan, we are confirming that but she’s in pain,” the TV-host added.

He also gave Aiko an advise: “Aik if you’re watching, this too shall pass.

Kim Chiu - Simon Atkins, Romance in The Works?

It all started with a plain twitt message. Now, De La Salle University basketball player-model Simon Atkins’ dreams of personally meeting the Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu is close to reality.

On February 7, Simon (@7SimonAtkins) posted the name of Kim on her twitter account, an insinuation that he wanted to meet her.

Following that message were trail of twitts between him and former PBB housemate Josef Elizalde (@josefelizalde) who is also close to the young actress. Simon, as reported, was asking Josef to help him meet Kim.

Those who are following Simon on twitter, will surely know how serious and sincere he is in his intention of meeting Kim. He, at once, even mentioned that his action is not 'showbiz' but a guy's way to meet the girl who captures his attention.

When asked if he asked Kim out on Valentine's day just like what Phil Younghusband did to Angel Locsin, Simon said he just wanted to meet first Kim and no plans yet of asking her out.

But yesterday, a day after the Valentine, Simon posted this message, telling everyone that he doesn't have a date and indirectly asking Kim out.

In last night's SNN, Bianca Gonzales reported that the torpe UAAP cager finally talked with Kim through the young actress' make-up artist who initiated the conversation.

In an interview, Kim confirmed the news that she spoke with Simon over the phone.

Kim also admitted that she got curious after it was reported that the Simon wanted to meet her.

To satisfy her curiousity, she confessed that she searched the cager on the internet.

"Simon Atkins, actually hindi ko siya kilala, naririnig ko lang, hindi ko pa siya nakikilala pero nag-usap na kami. Kasi ‘yong isang friend niya pinakausap sa akin," Chiu said.

"Sabi ko, ‘Bakit ko siya kakauusapin?’ Gusto daw akong makausap," she added.

If ever Simon ask her out, would she agree to go out on a date with him? "Hindi ko pa alam, depende, depende."

Right after that phone conversation with Kim, Simon again posted on his twitter how the call made his day. As Bianca described it "Nanginginig pa din daw sya sa sobrang saya!"

Let's wait what will happen next. For now, my congratulations to Simon. Go for the gold!




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