Saturday, April 2, 2011

Music Video: Katy Perry – E.T. Ft. Kanye West

Katy Perry has just released the music video for “E.T.”, the remix featuring Kanye West off of her third studio album “Teenage Dream.”

“E.T.” which topped the Billboard Hot 100, is Katy's 5th number one on the chart and the 4th song from Teenage Dream album to do so.

Katy Perry – E.T. Music Video and Lyrics:

You're so hypnotising
could u be the devil, could you be an angel
your touch magnetizing
feels like going floating, leave my body glowing

They say be afraid
you're not like the others, futuristic lovers
different DNA, they dont understand u

You're from a whole other/another world
a different dimention
you open my eyes
and im ready to go, lead me into the light

Kiss me, k-k-kiss me
infect me with your love, and fill me with your poison
take me, t-t-take me
wanna be your victim, ready for abduction
boy, you're an alien, your touch so far away
its supernatural, extraterrestrial

You're so super sonic
wanna feel your powers, stumb me with your lasers
your kiss is cosmic, every move is magic

You're from a whole other/another world
a different dimension
you open my eyes
and im ready to go, lead me into the light

Kiss me, k-k-kiss me
infect me with your love, and fill me with your poison
take me, t-t-take me
wanna be your victim, ready for abduction
boy, you're an alien, your touch so far away
its supernatural, extraterrestrial

There is this transcendental, on another level
boy, you're my lucky star
i wanna walk on your wave length
and be there when you vibrate
for you i risk it all

Kiss me, k-k-kiss me
infect me with your love, and fill me with your poison
take me, t-t-take me
wanna be your victim, ready for abduction
boy, you're an alien, your touch so far away
its supernatural, extraterrestrial



Boy, you're an alien, your touch so far away
its supernatural, extraterrestrial

TV5 Gets Even Hotter with ‘Summer Super Sine’

TV5 intensifies the summer heat with its newest and hottest afternoon movie block, Summer Super Sine, which will start airing this Monday, April 4.

Viewers will surely be glued to their TV screens for an hour and a half on weekday afternoons as Summer Super Sine showcases an exciting line-up of blockbuster Hollywood movies dubbed in Filipino.

Fantastic 4, X-Men, The Mummy, and Mortal Kombat are but a few of the wide range of movie hits featured in Summer Super Sine, so don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of a more thrilling summer afternoon TV viewing.

Summer Super Sine airs this April to June, Monday to Friday at 4:00pm-5:30pm, before Aksyon on TV5.

Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil Play Rival Siblings in New ABS-CBN Teen Drama “Good Vibes”

Feel the good vibes every weekend and groove to the beat of the Good Vibes crew, the newest barkada featured in ABS-CBN’s youth-oriented drama “Good Vibes” beginning April 03.

Follow the story of half-brothers Marc Pedroza (Sam Concepcion) and Troy Cabrera (Enrique Gil) who both have to learn how to deal with each other after their worlds suddenly meet due to unfortunate and inevitable circumstances.

Marc has the perfect life. He is the frontrunner for class valedictorian, the president of his school’s dance troupe, and the resident “crush ng bayan.”

But things change when he finds out that his dad Nestor (Dominic Ochoa) has a son out of wedlock who is now orphaned.

Marc will now have to live with his half-brother Troy and he tries his best to adjust to the new situation at home and in school. Their relationship is put to a test when Troy is accused of causing their dance troupe to be disqualified from an interschool competition and Marc does not lift a finger to defend his half-brother.

Will the half-brothers’ differences stand in the way of their dream or will these help them achieve it? Can their grooves blend to create one mindblowing dance act?

Completing the cast of “Good Vibes” are Yayo Aguila, Maribeth Bichara, Kristel Moreno, and Arron Villaflor as well as the newest breed of sought-after young stars today namely Yen Santos, Coleen Garcia, Devon Seron, Linn Oeymo, James Reid, Ivan Dorschner, Kazel Kinouchi, Heidi Riego, and Chikara Nawa.

Arron Villaflor and Devon Seron

Yen Santos and Ivan Dorschner

Chikara Nawa and Coleen Garcia

Heidi Riego and James Reid

Kazel Kinouchi and Linn Oeymo

Don’t miss the premiere of “Good Vibes” this Sunday, April 03, after “ASAP Rocks” on ABS-CBN.

TFC Shines with Historic Launch of New Global Affinity Campaign: “Tayo Ang TFC”

TFC is The Filipino Community worldwide, bringing light to wherever it may be

ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC), the largest 24/7 in-language television network serving Filipinos all over the world, announced recently its first ever global affinity campaign that will be launched simultaneously in all regions where TFC is carried – a first in its 17-year history.

Tayo Ang TFC (We Are TFC) will kick off on April 3 via a new station identity (SID) on the show ASAP Rocks on ABS-CBN in the Philippines and on TFC in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Japan and Australia. Lending his voice to the new SID’s theme song, Tayo Ang TFC, is world-renowned singer Jed Madela, 2005 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World at the prestigious World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Burbank, California.

The campaign highlights the common ground that TFC shares with Filipinos who migrated to other countries. It mirrors their life stories and experiences from the homeland to their struggles and achievements in their adopted land. It shows how TFC has become part and parcel of the Filipinos’ lives overseas – bringing joy, pride, a sense of home and family.

According to TFC’s Global Customer Engagement Head John-D J. Lazatin, “As we launch our new station identity, we look at ourselves from the eyes of our customers. To them, we are not just a channel and a provider of various services. Through the years, TFC has been a Kapamilya (family member) that helps lead brighter, happier lives wherever Filipinos choose to build their dreams. TFC is a beacon of light that will always journey with the Filipino as he brings out his own light into the world for himself, his family and his community.”

Tayo Ang TFC emphasizes that no matter where we are, our common Filipino identity and experience connect us all together as one global community. That is what we are celebrating in this campaign,” said ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez. “TFC is The Filipino Community worldwide, people who bring the light of hope, joy and triumph wherever they may be.

TFC has been recognized by the PromaxBDA World Awards for its outstanding SIDs: Silver Award for Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika (One Blood, One Race, One Music) in 2005 and another Silver Award for Lipad ng Pangarap (Flight of A Dream) in 2006. The PromaxBDA Awards is the only competition organized by the international association of entertainment professionals to recognize excellence in Marketing, Design and Creative Content and serve as the industry standard for excellence.

Following the global launch of the Tayo Ang TFC SID this Sunday, the campaign will go multimedia, with expansive visibility on-air, online, on-print and on ground.

Jed Madela, The Voice of TFC’s Newest Station ID: “Tayo Ang TFC”

After Martin Nievera, Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano and Charice Pempengco, the next world-renowned singer who serves as “The Voice” of this year’s station ID of The Filipino Channel (TFC) is no other than Jed Madela.

Jed himself is a Global Filipino who brings honor to his country wherever his passion for singing leads him. He first made waves in 2003 when he won the Best Voice of Asia Male Singer of the Year in Kazakhstan. Not long after, he caught the western music industry’s attention at the World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Burbank, California. Jed got all the major awards, bested over 3,500 acts from 51 countries and became the 2005 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World.

After winning the highly coveted WCOPA title, Jed found himself in front of eager producers and agents who offered him several recording and acting opportunities in Hollywood, “They wanted to fix my papers and let me stay there permanently,” Jed recalls. But Jed decided to return to the Philippines. “I want to share the victory with my fellow Filipinos,” he says.

As his way of giving back to his home country, Jed breathes life to “Tayo ang TFC”, dedicated to the millions of Global Filipinos he represents. TFC’s 17th anniversary station ID is in celebration not just of the success of TFC but also of the enhanced lives of overseas Filipinos and their families.

According to Mr. John-D J. Lazatin, the Customer Engagement Head of TFC, “As we launch our new station identity, we look at ourselves from the eyes of our customers. To them, we are not just a channel and a provider of various services. Through the years, we have been a Kapamilya that help lead brighter, happier lives wherever they choose to prosper. TFC is a beacon of light that will always journey with the Filipino as he brings out his own light into the world for himself, his family and his community.

For two consecutive years, TFC has been recognized by no less than the PromaxBDA World Awards for its outstanding station IDs: Silver Award for “Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika” in 2005 and another Silver Award for “Lipad ng Pangarap” in 2006. The PromaxBDA Awards is the only competition organized by the international association of entertainment professionals to recognize excellence in Marketing, Design and Creative Content and serve as the industry standard for excellence. Hopefully, with Jed rendering the theme for TFC’s new station ID, the world would once again recognize Filipino ingenuity.

This Sunday, April 3, watch out for the unveiling of “Tayo ang TFC” in ASAP Rocks on ABS-CBN in the Philippines and TFC in other countries around the world.

Manny Pacquiao and Philippine Azkals To Be Featured on GMA News TV 11 Show, Game!

Two of the country's pride in the world of sports - Fighter of the Decade Rep. Manny Pacquiao and the amazing Philippine Azkals - take the spotlight this Sunday on GMA News TV's sports-oriented program Game!

Hosted by seasoned sports correspondent Chino Trinidad, together with guest co-host and sports buff Reema Changco, Game! features this Sunday an exclusive one-on-one interview with Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao. Listen to Pacman as he answers issues about his Twitter account, his work in the House of Representatives, and his preparations in his upcoming fight with Shane Mosley this summer.

Meanwhile, members of the Philippine Azkals and team manager Dan Palami sit down with Chino and Reema in the studio to discuss their upcoming World Cup campaign and what's next for the Philippine football team.

Also this Sunday, Game! unveils the inspiring rags-to-riches story of iconic running guru Rio de La Cruz, the Philippine Razcals, and a new sport called Bike Polo. Plus, find out who are the country's five most controversial Pinoy athletes!

All these and more in Game! this Sunday, 5 pm, on GMA News TV 11.

Jaco Benin Launches Debut Album "Ako Naman"

Being a son of a highly-respected musician, acoustic singer Jaco Benin feels the pressure of attaining or eclipsing the achievements of his father, Side A bassist Joey Benin, but he instead takes it as a challenge to make his own name and released his debut album, "Ako Naman," under Polyeast Records.

Jaco's father Joey composed Side A's many hit songs, such as "I Believe in Dreams," "By Your Side" and "Forevermore."

In his album launch on Thursday, March 31 at Agave Restaurant along Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Jaco sampled his acoustic music, shared his feelings on each song, as well as his thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of having a popular musician father.

The album is composed of six tracks, a combination of acoustic, upbeat tunes and laid back songs, three of which are remakes - "Torete," "Sa Puso Ko," and "Prinsesa." His remake of "Prinsesa" was re-arranged by Joey Benin and originally sung by the band Teeth. "Torete," a Moonstar88 original song, is the carrier track of the album now playing in major radio stations. His remake of "Torete" gives a fresh take on the hit ballad. "This is one of my favorites. I arranged the song and changed the melody a little," Jaco proudly said. "Sa Aking Alaala" arranged by Francis Salazar shows the singer's emotional side.

As the son of Joey Benin, Jaco wants to overcome being in his father's shadow and establish himself in the music industry. "For the advantages, people would be interested about me because of my father, and of course connections. But at the same time, I don't want to be overshadowed by my dad. I want to have my own name and music to share to people," Jaco told the press.

Thus, Jaco released the album, titled "Ako Naman," to show his desire to shine in the music industry on his own. "I wanted to show that from my dad's generation, it's now our turn to showcase our music," Jaco shared.

Having born to musician parents, Jaco inherited the same passion for music. "Kahit noong bata pa ako, mahilig na ko sa music. We practically grew up in a family of musicians, all of us play instruments too," he said. Jaco also shared that it is his personal decision to enter showbiz and is thankful that he gets full support from his father. "It's my personal decision. My dad lets me do on my own. Sometimes lang pag may sablay or may recommendations siya, he would help me," Jaco further said.

Among the local singers, Jaco looks up to Gary Valenciano ever since he was young. "Since before pa, every time Side A will have a show with him, I would always ask my dad if I could meet Tito Gary. It's funny now lang kase kasama ko si Tito Gary sa ASAP," Jaco shared. Jaco performs for ABS-CBNs "ASAP Rocks" in the musical segments "Full Circle" and "Acoustic Republic." Jaco is also part of an all-male, young group called "ASAP A-Pop."

In the future, Jaco would like to collaborate with singers Yeng Constantino and Julia. As Jaco also ventured into acting, being in the cast of ABS-CBN's "Gimik" and now in TV5's "Inday Wanda," it's Jaco's dream to have a movie with pop princess Sarah Geronimo. "Dati ko pa pong gusto si Ms. Sarah Geronimo kase I like her movies, yung simplicity nya and yung aura nya," Jaco shyly shared.

Lloyd Zaragoza To Stage “One Night Only with Lloyd Zaragoza" Concert Tonight at Area05 Morato

You may think that he is an action star always ready for a brawl. But Lloyd Zaragoza with all of his tattoos on has a soft spot. And that is singing.

Lloyd revealed in several interviews that he is already very excited about his upcoming solo performance slated on April 2. Dubbed as “One Night Only with Lloyd Zaragoza”, the event will be held at Area 05 formerly known as Ratsky Morato at 8 PM.

He expressed his sentiments in an interview:

"Eto kasi talaga ang gusto kong gawin, ang kumanta, dahil ito ang naging trabaho ko nu’ng araw sa Hong Kong for one year. Akala ko nga, hindi na ‘ko makakabalik sa ‘Pinas, kaya doon sa HK, pag walang magawa, nagpapa-tattoo ako.

Buti na nga lang, tinanggap pa rin ako ng Greenwich para maging endorser at ng Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, eh. Mapapakinabangan ko pa rin pala ang tattoo ko.

This guy that we could easily recognize as the hard core rockstar with John Lloyd Cruz in the Greenwich commercial said that he is already so busy with rehearsals. He added that he does not want people who will watch him to go home disappointed.

“Dahil nagbabalik ako as R&B singer, kaya dapat, bongga ang performance ko. Saka excited ako, dahil makakatulong pa ‘ko sa mga breast cancer patients ng Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.. Para sa kanila ‘to, saka para sa mga naniniwala pa rin sa akin na kaya kong bumalik sa passion ko, ang singing.

For all those who are interested to watch Lloyd perform for a cause, you can send Ogie Diaz a message via his official Twitter account at @ogiediaz. Ticket price is P500.

ENPRESS 8th Golden Screen Awards Night Happens at Teatrino Greenhills Tonight, April 2

The awards night of the 8th Golden Screen Awards organized by the Entertainment Press Society will take tonight, April 2. The show which will happen at the Teatrino, Promenade Greenhills, San Juan is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The awards night will be hosted by Eugene Domingo and Roderick Paulate, who were named the best actress and best actor winners for the comedy/musical category of the 2009 Golden Screen Awards.

All-girl dance group EB Babes will open the evening with a sexy opening number. Singing three of the nominated theme songs are Frencheska Farr ("Bakit Ako Narito" theme from the movie Emir), MJ Ringor ("Napapagod din ang Puso" theme from movie Tarima) at Johnrey Danno ("Malayang Bilanggo" theme from the movie Layang Bilanggo).

The Rainmakers, one of the popular groups of the '70s, will pay tribute to the Movie Icons of Our Time namely Fernando Poe Jr., Nida Blanca, Ramon Revilla, Sr., Susan Roces, Amalia Fuentes, Dolphy, former president Joseph Estrada, Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Gloria Romero, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano and Judy Ann Santos.

These enduring stars will each receive a Plaque of Recognition from the Golden Screen Awards as a testament of their longevity and contribution to the movie and entertainment industry.

Ms. Imelda Papin is slated to perform for the show's finale number.

Award-winning actor Phillip Salvador will be this year's recipient of the Gawad Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here are the nominees in the acting categories of the 8th Golden Screen Awards:

Best Motion Picture-Drama
Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (Cinema One Originals and Panumduman Pictures)
Muli (MJM Productions)
RPG Metanoia (Ambientmedia and Star Cinema ABS-CBN Film Productions)
Sa 'Yo Lamang (Star Cinema ABS-CBN Film Productions)
Senior Year (Digitank Studio, Metric Films, Big Top Media)
Sigwa (Begins at 20 Plus)

Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy
Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To (Star Cinema ABS-CBN Film Productions)
Emir (Film Development Council of the Philippines)
Here Comes the Bride (Star Cinema ABS-CBN Film Productions, OctoArts, Quantum Films)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Drama
Bea Alonzo (Sa'Yo Lamang)
Dawn Zulueta (Sigwa)
Donna Isadora Gimeno (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Lorna Tolentino (Sa 'Yo Lamang)
Lovi Poe (Mayohan)
Meryl Soriano (Donor)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Drama
Coco Martin (Noy)
Fanny Serrano (Tarima)
John Lloyd Cruz (Miss You Like Crazy)
Sid Lucero (Muli)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy
Ai Ai de las Alas (Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'To)
Angelica Panganiban (Here Comes The Bride)
Eugene Domingo (Here Comes The Bride)
Toni Gonzaga (My Amnesia Girl)
Tuesday Vargas (Here Comes The Bride)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy
Jaime Fabregas (Here Comes The Bride)
John Lapus (Here Comes The Bride)
John Lloyd Cruz (My Amnesia Girl)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy
Cherry Pie Picache (Noy)
Daday Melgar (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Dulce (Emir)
Eugene Domingo (Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'To?)
Gloria Romero (Tarima)
Julia Clarete (Emir)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (Sigwa)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy
Allen Dizon (Sigwa)
Coco Martin (Sa 'Yo Lamañg)
Dolphy (Rosario)
Kenneth Ocampo (Muli)
Nico Antonio (Magkakapatid)
Sid Lucero (Rosario)
Tirso Cruz III (Sigwa)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
Andi Eigenmann (Mamarazzi)
Carla Abellana (SRR12:Funeraria)
Frencheska Farr (Emir)
Maxx Eigenmann (Romeo and Juliet)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
Gregg Tecson (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Martin del Rosario (Dagim)
Rocky Salumbides (Tarima)
Samuel Quintana (Dagim)
Tom Rodriguez (Here Comes The Bride)

Best Director
Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Muli)
Chito Roño (Emir)
Chris Martinez (Here Comes The Bride)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Joel Lamangan (Sigwa)
Laurice Guillen (Sa'Yo Lamang)
Luis Suarez (RPG Metanoia)

Best Story
Bonifacio Ilagan, Joel Lamangan (Sigwa)
Chito Rono, Jeffrey Gracio (Emir)
Chris Martinez (Here Comes The Bride)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Maria Victoria Beltran (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)
Ricardo Lee, Anna Karenina Ramos, Ralph Jacinto Quiblat, Mia Louise Ramos, John Paul Abellera (Sa 'Yo Lamang)

Best Original Screenplay
Bonifacio Ilagan (Sigwa)
Chris Martinez (Here Comes The Bride)
Gerry Gracio (Muli)
Jeffrey Gracio (Emir)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Luis Suarez, Tey Clamor, Jade Castro (RPG Metanoia)
Ricardo Lee, Anna Karenina Ramos, Ralph Jacinto Quiblat (Sa 'Yo Lamang)
Remton Siega Zuasola (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria)

Best Cinematography
Albert Banzon (Muli)
Lee Briones-Meily (Sa 'Yo Lamang)
Monino Duque (Sigwa)
Neil Daza (Emir)
Rodolfo Aves, Jr. (Here Comes The Bride)

Best Editing
Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Muli)
Bebs Gohetia (Sigwa)
Efren Jarlego (Sa 'Yo Lamang)
Ike Veneracion (Here Comes The Bride)
Jerrold Tarog (Emir)

Best Production Design
Adelina Leung (Here Comes The Bride)
Digo Ricio (Emir)
Edgar Martin Littaua (Sa 'Yo Lamang)
Edgar Martin Littaua (Sigwa)
Gerry Santos (Muli)

Best Sound
Albert Michael Idioma, Addis Tabong (Emir)
Albert Michael Idioma (Here Comes The Bride)
Albert Michael Idioma (Sa'Yo Lamang)
Alfredo Ongleo (Sigwa)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)

Best Musical Score
Gerald Salonga, Ria Osorio (RPG Metanoia)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Josefino Toledo (Emir)
Lucien Letaba (Sigwa)
Noli Aurillo (Muli)
Sherwin Castillo (Tarima)
Von de Guzman (Here Comes The Bride)

Best Original Song
"Bakit Ako Naririto?" from the movie Emir, music and lyrics by Gary Granada, interpreted by Frenchesca Farr
"Kaya Mo" from the movie RPG Metanoia, words & music by Jonathan Manalo, interpreted by Tutti Caringal, Ney Dimaculangan, and Kean Cipriano
"Lukso ng Dugo" from the movie Sigwa, words by Bonifacio Ilagan, music by Lucien Letaba and interpreted by Dessa Ilagan and Ayen Laurel
"Malayang Bilanggo" from the movie Layang Bilanggo, words, music and interpreted by Johnrey Danno
"Napapagod Din Ang Puso" from the movie Tarima, words and music by Sherwin Castillo and interpreted by MJ Ringor

Best Visual Effects
Digitaldodge (Emir)
Jay Santiago, Melvyn Quimosing, Riot, Inc., Rico Gutierrez (Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote)
Ambientmedia-Thaumatrope Animation, Computer Interface Design and Effects (RPG Metanoia)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Movie Trailer: 'Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak' Starring Vic Sotto and Bea Alonzo

Star Cinema and MZET Films has just released the full trailer of Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak starring Vic Sotto and Bea Alonzo.

Also in the cast are Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Pokwang, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola.

Showing on April 23, Black Saturday, the movie is directed by Tony Y. Reyes.

Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak - Trailer:

American Idol 10 Top 11 Elimination Results: And the idol hopefuls leaving the idol stage is......

...Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia.

Yes, it's a double elimination night. And ouch! Pinoy's bet Thia is eliminated. "Daniel" didn't save her!

Joining them in the bottom three was Paul McDonald.

Watch here the American Idol Top 11 elimination night performances:

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina duet “I Told You So

Naima Adedapo and Jacob Lusk duet “Solid

Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano sing “Teenage Dream

Paul McDonald, Casey Abrams, James Durbin and Stefano Langone perform as “Band on the Run

Thursday, March 31, 2011

‘Catch Me…I’m In Love’ Rakes P52.95M in 5 Days

Catch Me…I’m In Love” is a certified box-office hit for surpassing the P50 million mark in less than a week!

For the weekend opening period of March 23-27, 2011, the Star Cinema romantic comedy has raked in P52.95 million, the highest opening for a local movie this year so far.

Although this is not the highest opening record for Sarah Geronimo whose film “You Changed My Life” opened with a whopping P97.89-M in 2009, it’s a different story for Gerald Anderson.

This could be the highest-grossing movie of Gerald for his career because “Catch Me” is expected to surpass the P100 million mark by week 2 or 3. His last film, “‘Til My Heartaches End” opposite Kim Chiu opened in theaters last year with P33-M at the box-office.

Here’s the Philippine box office tally (Top 10) for the opening weekend of March 23 to 27, 2011 according to Box Office Mojo (premiering movies are highlighted in yellow):

(As of March 27, 2011)

1. Gulliver’s Travels – P82.33M
2. Bulong – P67.27M
3. I Am Number Four – P63.14M *
4. The Tourist – P62.28M
5. Who’s That Girl? – P56.91M *
6. Catch Me…I’m In Love – P52.95M *
7. Red Riding Hood – P50.08 *
8. The Green Hornet – P48.19M
9. Tangled – P47.59M
10. My Valentine Girls – P44.26M

*Still showing in theaters

‘Who's That Girl?’ Earns P54.28M in 3 Weeks

The romantic-comedy film “Who's That Girl?” produced by Viva Films and SMDC starring Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano grossed P54.28 million during its three weeks run.

This is according to the figures posted by Box Office Mojo for the period March 16–20, 2011. The comedy film has surpassed the 3rd week gross of ‘My Valentine Girls’ from GMA and Regal Films with a 3rd week earnings of P44.26M. But it fails to surpass the 3rd week earnings of ‘Bulong’ from Star Cinema with striking box office sales of P67.27M.

(As of March 27, 2011)

1. Bulong - P67.27 Million
2. Who's That Girl? - P54.28 Million
3. Catch Me...I'm Inlove - P52.95*
3. My Valentine Girls Hits - P44.26 Million

*Still showing in theaters

Regine Angeles Covers FHM April 2011 Issue

Regine Angeles heats up the cover of FHM Philippines April 2011 issue.

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

Analisa Hegyesi, Ferdinand Marcos' Australian Daughter Axed From Reality Show 'The Renovators' After Revealing Her Father's Identity

Late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos' Australian daughter Analisa Hegyesi is claiming that she was removed from the Australian home makeover reality show The Renovators after she told the producers her father's identity last week.

The 40-year-old interior designer told The Daily Telegraph UK that she made it to the final cut after months of auditioning only to be removed after revealing her father was Marcos. "The thing is that I've had to juggle my business and clients to make time for the show after I was asked to audition and then chosen from hundreds of people around Australia."

She added, "I was chosen on my own merits but then I was dropped due to aspects of my private life which I will not discuss... I was told there was a fear, too, attention would be paid to me and not the show and other contestants."

The Daily Telegraph UK cited an insider at the production company Shine Australia (producer of Junior Masterchef Australia) who said the staff thought it was harsh and unfair to axe Hegyesi for the "the sins of her father." Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Channel 10, which will air The Renovators, said Hegyesi's removal was routine and that they have not finalized the cast.

Hegyesi was born to former Sydney swimwear and Playboy model Evelin Hegyesi, who was involved with Marcos in the 1970s, when the late strongman already had three children with wife Imelda. The model was 19 when she met Marcos.

In 2004, Hegyesi and her mother were accused of having ties to Marcos' secret bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein that supposedly contained ill-gotten wealth.

Edu Manzano will host Family Feud: The Showdown Edition starting April 4

The world's longest running game show is back once again on GMA Network! Family Feud: The Showdown Edition returns to Filipino homes with twice the fun and twice the excitement to watch out for every weekday mornings beginning April 4.

This top-rating and well-loved game show makes its big comeback with the perfect game master to bring a brand-new-level of thrill on the widely-popular TV fare - no other than the very versatile and multitalented television host Edu Manzano. The ace actor's extensive command in hosting as well his infectious charm and crowd-pleasing personality will surely amuse both the contestants and viewers at home.

Packed full of bonus prizes and giveaways, major changes were also incorporated in the show including a wider selection of contestants, amusing survey questions and enhanced visual elements to make it more fun-filled and enjoyable to everyone. Making it more relatable to the televiewers, a "pampa-init" segment where Edu will have an opportunity to inject his trademark humor and joke around with the playing teams and studio audiences alike.

Aside from bringing back the "Pass or Play" option, the newest season of Family Feud launches the exciting bonus feature called "SweepHeart" where opposing families aim for a total sweep of all the answers on the board with a chance of winning additional cash rewards. A more personalized gift package will be awarded to the winning team suited to their special needs or advocacies.

The most talked about season of Family Feud is all about points, winning streaks, and top answers. Who will pass, play, steal or strike? Well, the family that plays together, wins together!

Make everyday your Family Day! Catch Family Feud: The Showdown Edition beginning April 4, Mondays to Fridays, 10:30 AM on GMA-7.

‘Face to Face’ Marks 1st Year, Plans To Do More Public Service

Apart from reiterating that the aim of her show is not to scandalize viewers but to serve as platform for guests to vent their feelings, “Face to Face” host Amy Perez reveals that more work awaits off cam.

The guests undergo counseling right after the show then we follow-up on their progress a few weeks later. It’s not as if we just want them to exchange heated words and try to assault each other publicly for our ratings,” she said during the press conference for the show’s first year anniversary.

Amy, as with the Trio Tagapayo - lawyers Persida Acosta and Ben Persida, priests Sonny Merida and Gerry Tapiador, and psychiatrist Camille Caces-Garcia - pointed out that when guests relieve their experiences, others learn from the mistakes. This, they say, is evidenced in the messages the show’s Facebook account gets daily.

The guests are not given talent fees. Rather, they get an honorarium to cover their food and travel expense for the day.

So, to people who say that the show is scripted… I don’t think anyone would be willing to memorize lines and act combative on air for such a trifle,” said Amy.

Infidelity is the most common problem their guests have and Amy admits getting bothered when people question her credibility as relationship adviser given that her marriage to South Border ex-front man Brix Ferraris, bombed.

People don’t know that every time the topic turns to bigamy, adultery… parang ako, gusto kong lumubog sa lupa because I am in that situation."

For five days starting April 4, “Face to Face” will have special episodes that feature the next talk-of-the-town stories, major confrontations, tear-jerking revelations, infidelity caught on-cam, and a grand wedding spectacle.

The last, Amy said, everyone on the show wanted to do because they feel that is what the show is about, anyway: Happy ending for everyone, as much as possible.

Let’s not forget that after the catfights, the threatening words, the hurt and the tears, many, in fact, patch up their differences. We offer solutions most of the times---and that’s really the beauty of the show,” Amy said.

The anniversary week also highlights “Abot-Kamay, Kapatid,” a gift-giving segment for the benefit of past case subjects. Amy said that in the coming year, they want to further the public service thrust of the show by trying to find sponsors who will give some of the guests the chance to learn how to make a living, thus, truly start their lives all over again.

We are for empowering people,” Amy quipped.

According to the release, data from Nielsen Media Research from March 1 to 23 indicate that “Face to Face” is still the most watched program in Mega Manila on its timeslot (10:30-11:30 a.m.), with 30% audience share versus GMA’s 28% and ABS-CBN’s 25%.

The success of the show has spun-off to a TV series titled “Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face,” which reenact more of the details behind the most remarkable stories tackled on “Face to Face.”

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Jacob Lusk – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Jacob Lusk – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Steven Tyler: The first have blew me away, the second half was equal.

Jennifer Lopez: The arrangement was amazing. You made it your own.

Randy Jackson: I liked the arrangement. The first half was brilliant.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Casey Abrams – Your Song

Casey Abrams – Your Song

Steven Tyler: The finest moment on the show was putting you through.

Jennifer Lopez: I slept like a baby, saving you.

Randy Jackson: One of the greatest saves we’ve ever had on the show, saving you. That was brilliant.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Thia Megia – Daniel

Thia Megia – Daniel

Steven Tyler: You sang a great Elton John song well.

Jennifer Lopez: That was beautiful. It was a beautiful moment for you.

Randy Jackson: There were a couple pitch issues. It was very safe.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Lauren Alaina – Candle In The Wind

Lauren Alaina – Candle In The Wind

Steven Tyler: I loved you since the first moment you laid your eyes on me.

Jennifer Lopez: That was amazing. You are gorgeous.

Randy Jackson: For me, that’s one of the greatest Lauren Alaina performances on this stage. You can do anything.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Stefano Langone – Tiny Dancer

Stefano Langone – Tiny Dancer

Steven Tyler: It was a real sweet thing to your voice. You just connected with the audience.

Jennifer Lopez: I could really feel you taking our notes. You moved the crowd today.

Randy Jackson: You started connecting to the audience.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Pia Toscano – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Pia Toscano – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Steven Tyler: You’ve done it again. You sang it, you nailed it.

Jennifer Lopez: The notes take us to another worldy place.

Randy Jackson: I’m just trying to get you to switch gears a bit.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Paul McDonald – Rocket Man

Paul McDonald – Rocket Man

Steven Tyler: Have you been watering that suit?

Jennifer Lopez: I think you’re holding back. We encourage you to push.

Randy Jackson: Quiet comfort from Paul.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Naima Adedapo – I’m Still Standing

Naima Adedapo – I’m Still Standing

Steven Tyler: Boom shakalaka baby.

Jennifer Lopez: Some songs are not meant to be flipped.

Randy Jackson: It kinda came off kinda corny.

American Idol 10 Top 11 Performances: Scotty McCreery – Country Comfort

Scotty McCreery – Country Comfort

Steven Tyler: I love everything about your voice.

Jennifer Lopez: You have amazing instincts. Always stay grounded. Never doubt yourself.

Randy Jackson: You have seasoned so fast on this show. That song sounds like it could be on your record.

What’s The Story Behind the Younghusbands’ Surname?

When they were younger, Azkals star players Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband were often teased about their surname.

"It could have originated from England or New Zealand. I am not sure about the details of our surname's origin though we've heard different stories," Phil says during the sidelines of the one-day VSO Bahaginan Expo.

The football sibling were named "ambassadors of volunteering," having started the Younghusband Football Academy to teach kids about football and develop values through the sport.

"As kids people used to laugh at us or make fun of us. It (our surname) used to make us sad but now it's a good conversation icebreaker," adds Phil.

A quick Web search shows little information about the origin of the surname Younghusband. Data available online include census records and the number of families carrying the name.

According to, one family with the surname Younghusband was recorded pre-1500s; the surname was carried by 129 families in the 1700s. However, only 61 families were recorded in 1800s and only 28 since 1900s.

Citing compiled records by the US Federal Census, there were at least six families carrying the surname Younghusband in 1920, who resided in the states of Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois.

A search on shows a certain James Younghusband was included in the US Social Security Death Index on April 1929.

In the United Kingdom, as with other places, surnames were generally derived either from the father's first name, based on the locality or residence (such as "Cliff" taken from someone who lives near a stiff hill), occupation (such as "Wagner" for wagon maker) and nicknames such as "Armstrong" for someone who has strong arms, according to an article by Kathi Reid.

In local dialect, Younghusband is literally translated to "batang asawa" but the brothers both denied getting married soon.

"We cannot say now (when we will settle down) but it depends also when our mom says okay," says James, who admits he has a girlfriend who is also football player.

He adds that people people often use their surname as a conversation piece. Some have called them, "Young-handsome."

Nonetheless, the brothers are happy about their surname's strong recall.

"It's a name that sticks in your head and we are very proud of it. We will continue to honor that name by having a good reputation, How we conduct ourselves, according to our mom, is very important," says Phil.

Their father's name is Philip James Younghusband, so technically Phil is the "junior." Their grandmother decided to name the other one James also after their dad's name.

The brothers plan to spend their month-long break from football in the country. For the summer, Phil says he plans to listen to more OPM or Filipino songs.

"We are proud of our name and we want to continue to have a good image and that is important as role models to the youth," he says.

- Source

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Camille Villar To Host TV5's “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” With Paolo Bediones and Tessa Prieto-Valdez?

Senator Manny Villar's daughter, Camille Villar, is being eyed by TV5 to become one of the hosts of the first Asian version of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Although the offer is very tempting and the concept of the show is similarly related to their family business, Camille is still undecided whether she'll take on the project or not. And even if she does, she would have to secure the Senator's approval as she holds an executive position in one of the family's real estate companies.

As of this writing, the two other hosts who are sure to be part of the reality show are Paolo Bediones and socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdez.

“Exteme Makeover: Home Edition” is one of the most successful and talked-about reality TV shows by Endemol (also the producer of Big Brother). The show, which is already on its 8th season this year, is being broadcast in 185 countries including the USA.

TV5 will run 12 episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and will be aired as a monthly special.

Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, TV5 President and CEO, welcomes the reality show that will have its pilot episode soon.

"The launch of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on TV5 is set to be a great television event in the Philippines. The Filipino viewers are bound to be hooked to the true-to-life human drama that will unfold in the much-awaited local version of the worldwide hit series," Atty. Espinosa said.

"Starbox" - Kapuso's New Morning Talk Show Begins Airing on April 4

Beginning April 4, Monday, spice up your weekday mornings with GMA Network's latest daily talk show that provides a fully-loaded dose of entertainment, news and a lot more exciting segments staged live in remote areas via "Starbox".

Offering fresh and unscripted talks, Starbox is a trendy daily talk show expected to attract an early morning audience for its unique and lively concept that engages the participation of the common people - residents, commuters, passersby - on the streets, markets, malls, etc. The topics range from the latest feats, events and personalities to the most controversial issues in the country that will appeal to different generations of viewers, young and old.

Starbox is hosted by Ali Sotto and Radio DJ Papa Jack together with two of the hottest members of the boy group XLR8, MM and MJ. Engaging the live audience, the hosts allow sharing of individual perspectives on the variety of featured headlines and unfiltered opinions. The show's chemistry and undeniable humor will surely give an energetic start to GMA-7's weekday mornings with Pinoy viewers.

Starbox also connects the viewers in various social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

It also encourages people anywhere they are to become active participants in the discussions, exchanging opinions and viewpoints.

Catch the newest daily talk show Starbox beginning April 4, Mondays to Fridays, before Family Feud: The Showdown Edition on GMA-7.

Dahil ang intriga ng mga artista, isyu rin ng buhay mo, di ba? Kaya sa Starbox, ikaw at ang say mo ang bibida.

Phil Younghusband Covers GARAGE Magazine April-May 2011 Issue

Philippine Azkals striker Phil Younghusband is on the cover of Garage Magazine April-May 2011 issue.

Be updated with all your sartorial needs for this summer with the special runway reports, trends coverage, and shopping essentials inside Garage’s latest issue. Other celebrities featured are Godfrey Gao, Frank Magalona, Marlon Stockinger (Vote for him in the newbies poll of 100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines for 2011) and PBB hunk Tom Rodriguez.

Garage Magazine April/May 2011 issue is now available at all magazine stands, bookstores and selected supermarkets nationwide

Helen Mirren is The No-Nonsense Nanny To “Arthur”

Warner Bros.’ new comedy “Arthur” brings the inspired pairing of charismatic British comedian Russell Brand with Oscar®-winning actress Helen Mirren, in roles based on the 1981 performances of Dudley Moore as Arthur, and Sir John Gielgud as his strait-laced butler.

Russell and Helen bring their own style and perspective to these two characters in a way that makes you feel you’re seeing old friends in a different light,” states director Jason Winer. “If there’s one actor on the planet who can re-invent this role for a new generation, it’s Russell Brand. And with Hobson as a nanny, played by Helen Mirren, instead of a butler, the idea of the two of them together was irresistible.”

Arthur’s the man-child to end all man-children,” describes Mirren, whose Hobson is a point of flawless composure amidst the endless whirling party that defines Arthur’s existence as the story opens. But that party could soon be over as he faces a momentous choice between the two young women in his life.

You can’t have Arthur without Hobson there to smack him on the head now and then and say, ‘What’s wrong with you?,’” adds producer Larry Brezner.

Since his father died young and his mother is too busy running the business, Hobson is the only real family he’s ever known. She’s his ballast, his rock,” says producer Kevin McCormick. “Strict and formal, she nevertheless adores him and always tells him he can achieve anything he wants - although, lately, she has begun to wonder if he will ever meet that potential.

In concert with this, what Helen Mirren particularly appreciated about the Hobson role was that, unlike the others in Arthur’s life, “Hobson is not a simple enabler. She’s a strong character. She doesn’t so much stand up to him, because technically he is her employer, but she’s perfectly capable and unafraid of telling him he’s behaving like an idiot and she knows him well enough to send him up. It’s a rich, intense and complicated relationship; there is undeniably a great love there and a great depth of feeling.”

Says Winer, “Helen brings all her regal bearing to the role of the austere nanny but also a delightfully dry wit and comic timing that’s a real kick to watch. She and Russell had a great, playful chemistry together that was not only perfect for the movie but kept going off-camera, which helped to keep all of us entertained.”

Russell is so incredibly inventive and energetic, just a constant flow of imagination. It’s extraordinary,” she says.

Working with Helen is inspiring, interesting, a real honor,” Brand responds. “She’s proper but also funny, quirky and totally charming. All in all, I had a great time on this film. I got to kiss Jennifer Garner, I got to kiss Greta Gerwig and I got to kiss Helen Mirren…. Granted, that last one wasn’t in the script.”

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Arthur” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

2NE1 Manila Concert Rescheduled To June 4, 2011

The concert of popular K-pop girl group 2NE1 at the Araneta Coliseum will be held on June 4, according to the organizer instead of May 15 as previously announced.

Dubbed as "2NE1: The Party in Manila!" is Pulp Live Productions' “last hoorah before school starts” according to Happee Sy.

The delay in the concert was due to 2NE1’s comeback to the K-pop scene this April.

In addition to preparing for their Manila concert and new album, 2NE1 will be busy with their other activities.

2NE1 has signed up for a collaborative project with Adidas Originals in South Korea.

Last year, Adidas Originals designer Jeremy Scott made clothes for 2NE1 in time for the release of the girl group’s album.

Glee "Born This Way" Episode on April 26 Extended To 90-Minutes

Michael Ausiello reports that Glee Season 2 "Born This Way" will likely be expanded to 90 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes.

Glee‘s April 26 outing is so big that even its usual 60-minute time slot can’t contain it. Sources confirm to me exclusively that the episode is jam-packed with good stuff to the point that Fox will likely expand it to 90 minutes.Coincidentally, the unorthodox installment features the music of an artist who knows a thing or two about breaking the rules: Lady Gaga. While not another tribute outing, the episode’s theme of self-acceptance was inspired by the singer’s runaway hit “Born this Way.” In fact, the title of the episode is “Born This Way” and it concludes with a rousing performance of the No. 1 smash.

Before that, though, the kids grapple with their own body image issues. For example, Lauren (Ashley Fink) runs for prom queen, in so doing challenging the traditional notion of what a pageant princess looks like. Rachel (Lea Michele), meanwhile, considers getting a nose job.

While this sounds interesting, I’m sure we all just want to know what’s going to happen with Karofsky. What do you guys think?"




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