Saturday, April 9, 2011

GMMSFI 42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards - 2011 Winners

The Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (GMMSFI) announces the official winners of 42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards after the judges' deliberation held last night, April 9, at Danes Publishing House, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.

The announcement confirms the crowning of Box-Office Kings title to Vic Sotto and Senator Bong Revilla for the 2010 MMFF movie entry "Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote", and Ai-Ai delas Alas as Box-Office Queen for the movie "Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na 'To", also an entry to the 2010 MMFF.

Former Box-Office King and Queen John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo is this year's Film Actor and Actress of the Year for their team-up blockbuster movie "Miss You Like Crazy" and their individual films "My Amnesia Girl" for John Lloyd and "Sa 'Yo Lamang" for Bea.

Meanwhile, Kapamilya stars Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga are the Prince and Princess of Philippine Movies for the Star Cinema movies "Sa 'Yo Lamang" and "My Amnesia Girl".

Agua Bendita stars Matteo Guidicelli and Andi Eigenmann was chosen by GMMSFI as the Most Promising Male and Female Stars.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards:

Box-Office Kings: Vic Sotto & Bong Revilla

Box-Office Queen: Ai-Ai delas Alas

Film Actor of the Year: John Lloyd Cruz

Film Actress of the Year: Bea Alonzo

Prince of Philippine Movies: Coco Martin

Princess of Philippine Movies: Toni Gonzaga

Most Promising Male Star of the Year: Matteo Guidicelli

Most Promising Female Star of the Year: Andi Eigenmann

Male Concert Performer of the Year: Ogie Alcasid

Female Concert Performer of the Year: Charice

Male Recording Artist of the Year: Christian Bautista

Female Recording Artist of the Year: Sarah Geronimo

Promising Singer/Performer: Jovit Baldivino

Most Popular Recording/Performing Group: Parokya ni Edgar

Most Promising Recording/Performing Group: XLR8

Most Popular Novelty Singers: Chris Tsuper & Nicole Hyala

Most Popular Love Team of Movies & TV: Gerald Anderson & Kim Chiu

Most Promising Love Team: Elmo Magalona & Julie Ann San Jose

Most Popular Male/Female Child Performer: Jillian Ward

Most Popular Film Producer: Star Cinema

Most Popular Film Directors: Tony Y. Reyes (Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote) & Wenn Deramas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na "To)

Most Popular Screenwriter: Chris Martinez (Here Comes The Bride)

Most Popular TV Programs: Drama - Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo

Most Popular TV Programs: Talent Search - Talentadong Pinoy

Most Popular TV Programs: News Program - 24 Oras

Most Popular TV Directors: Erick Salud & Trina Dayrit (Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo) and Rich Ilustre (Talentadong Pinoy)

Special Awards:

Bert Marcelo Memorial Award: Vice Ganda

Comedy Actor of the Year: John Lapus

Comedy Actress of the Year: Angelica Panganiban

The 42nd GMMSFI Box-Office Entertainment Awards coronation and awards night will be held at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz's "Imortal" Will Have an Unconventional Ending on April 29

"Paano pag nagsama yung dalawang dugo, ano mangyayari? End of the world na ba?"

Ito ang iniwang tanong ni Mico del Rosario ng Adprom ukol sa huling tatlong linggo ng ABS-CBN primetime show na Imortal.

Nakatakdang matapos ang Imortal sa ika-29 ng Abril. At sa ika-anim na buwang pagtakbo ng palabas, sinabi ng Star TV at ng mga direktor ng palabas na sila Richard Somes, Lester Pimentel at Jerry Lopez Sineneng, na maaasahan ng mga manonood ang kakaibang pagtatapos nito.

"We'd like to end the show in a very unconventional way. Na parang ano mangyayari pag yung dalawang protagonist mo ay nakita na ung fulfilment na hinahanap nila with each other, [pero] di pa rin pala."

Sinabi din ng management na sa ika-12 ng Abril ang huling taping day ni John Lloyd Cruz. Dahil na din sa nakatakdang tour ni John Lloyd sa U.S. para sa Star Magic tour, kailangan ng madaliin ang taping ng kanyang mga eksena.

Sa nalalapit na pagtatapos ng Imortal, nabanggit ni John Llyod sa isang panayam sa kanya na ang pagtanggap niya sa karakter na ito ay nakakapanibago dahil ngayon pa lamang siya gaganap sa ganitong karakter.

"Nung umpisa pa lang, naisip ko, naku ngayon lang ako papasok sa ganitong genre."

Pero ganun pa man, sinabi din niyang ang pagtanggap sa karakter na ito ay paraan na niya ng pagbabalik sa lahat ng suporta ng kanyang mga fans. "I said yes to this project because I feel that it's a way of giving back to my audience."

Labis naman ang pasasalamat ni Angel Locsin sa mga sumubaybay at tagahanga ng Imortal. "Lubos po ang pasasalamat ko sa lahat ng tumutok sa kuwento, salamat po."

Proud na proud naman ang Star TV na sabihin na napanatili nila ang pangako nila sa kanilang mga manonood. Hindi umano nila napabayaan ang dalawang bagay: production at narrative.

"What we're very proud of, two things. The first thing, hindi napabayaan ung production... Na dapat nafu-fulfill ung promise sa audience na every night there's something, na 'oy ang bongga ng fights, mas bongga 'yan bukas or meron uli bukas.'"

"On the second level, on the deeper level, hindi namin napabayaan ng creative yung narrative ng drama. Alam namin na it came from Lobo, mas malalim yung mythology niya, madami talaga siyang portals, connections..."

Tuwang-tuwa at ipinagmamalaki naman ng Star TV sa kinalabasan ng palabas nilang Imortal, "Offhand, we're very happy na we'd like to think na, na-fulfill namin ung promise namin sa audience noon na, we'll bring world-class entertainment."

Sundan ang huling tatlong linggo at alamin ang mga huling pagsubok na pagdadaanan ng mga karakter nina Lia (Angel Locsin) at Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz) sa nalalapit na pagtatapos ng Imortal.

ShowbizBlogPH: "Tum: My Pledge of Love" Earned P1 Million in Two Days

Twitter: "Tum: My Pledge of Love" of Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez earned P550,000 on its first day and P450,000 on its second day. Or P1 million in two days.

Scoopbox: It's now official: Vic Sotto and Senator Bong Revilla are the Box-Office Kings and Ai-Ai delas Alas is the Box-Office Queen of 2010!

: Last April 6, Julia Montes inks a three-year contract with ABS-CBN for Mara Clara, another teleserye and a movie with her Mara Clara co-star Kathryn Bernardo. Present in the contract signing are Kapamilya top executives Ms. Linggit Tan, Ms. Cory Vidanes, Mr. Deo Edrinal, and Star Magic bosses Mr. Johnny Manahan and Ms. Mariole Alberto.

GMA Records: With the continued success of her debut album Inside My Heart, talented young diva Frencheska Farr comes out with her second single "Isama Mo Ako."

King of Soul Janno Gibbs releases his newest album The Janno Gibbs Anthology featuring 18 of his greatest hits spanning 20 years of his musical artistry.

Jan Marini, the former Ang TV star and now Kapuso artist, rekindles her love for singing as she releases her sophomore album Once. Her carrier single "White Walls" is her own composition, an original love song reminiscent of a painful heartbreak. "Once" contains 11 tracks, both originals and revivals, including "The Hardest Thing", "Just When I Needed You Most", "Will You Still Love Me?" and "The Same Love."

Kris Aquino My Heart's Journey Album Released!

Kris Aquino has released his 5th spoken-word album entitled 'My Heart's Journey'.

There are 15 tracks in the new album featuring 10 artists.

Track list:

1. God Bless the broken road - Toni Gonzaga
2. What about love - KC Concepcion
3. Love moves in mysterious ways - Christian Bautista
4. Only love - Jed Madela
5. It must have been love - Karylle
6. To where you are - Jed Madela
7. Changes in my life - Jed Madela
8. I will be here - Gail Blanco
9. When you believe - Regine Velasquez & Lani Misalucha
10. In your eyes - Gail Blanco
11. I'd really love to see you tonight - Zsa Zsa Padilla
12. I want to know what love is - Nina
13. Healing - Jed Madela
14. Beautiful in my eyes- Jed Madela
15. Araw mo- Christian Bautista

"My Heart's Journey" is under Universal Records and is now available in record bars nationwide.

Bruno Mars Visits Bantay Bata

Filipino-American pop singer Bruno Mars is surely having a grand time here in the Philippines.

On Thursday, Mars performed to a sold-out crowd at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu and last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

He was obviously surprised when his Filipina mom showed up at the event.

Mars’ mom Bernadette Hernandez said she is very proud of her son because he still has a heart of a Filipino and he never forgets to look back to where his family came from.

"We're a very close Filipino family, and that's what I want my kids to carry on to the next generation," his mom said.

She said she is delighted that her son was able to visit the country.

"I wish I could go to every concert 'cause he's been traveling the world and it's amazing, you know. He's seen a lot of places he'd never seen before, and I'm glad he got to see where I came from," she said.

Mars’ mom confessed she never thought her son would make it this big.

"Of course every mother feels their son is the best. I always thought that. But to see people and hear other people say that to me, I'm so proud," she said.

Meanwhile, Jamie Bayot, the elder sister of Mars, revealed that her brother continues to be a humble and grounded person despite his popularity.

"Everybody recognizes him, but he still has the same heart, you know. He's still funny," she said.

As a proof to this, Mars remained low key as he went out of his way to visit the children of Bantay Bata 163 yesteday, April 8.

The children performed a number of songs for the Grammy Award winner and he willingly joined them in singing.

Mars vows that this will definitely not be the last time that he will visit the country because of the warm welcome the Filipinos have showed him.

He also said that for his Filipino fans, he will strive to do better.

Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester: 'Monte Carlo' Movie Trailer

Check out the trailer of the movie Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy.

Synopsis: Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls (Gomez) is mistaken for a British heiress.

The romantic comedy film which will be shown in theaters on July 1, 2011 also stars Glee’s Cory Monteith and Andie MacDowell.

Monte Carlo - Movie Trailer

Azkals, Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee and Sarah Geronimo Lead Winners of 1st Barkada Choice Awards

Kim Chiu and Enchong Dee won big time at Studio 23’s 1st Barkada Choice Awards where they bagged the Choice Actress and Choice Actor awards respectively.

Kim was also named Choice Female Icon, while Enchong also won the Choice Breakthrough Artist.

Sarah Geronimo ruled the Pinoy music scene among Kabarkadas as she bagged the Choice OPM Artist of the Year award as her leading man in the hit movie “Catch Me, I’m in Love” Gerald Anderson also took home his first Barkada Choice Award for the Choice Male Icon category.

When it comes to sports, Team Azkals dominated as they won the Choice Sports Celebrity. Brothers Phil and James Younghusband accepted the award in behalf of the team to the delight of the screaming fans.

Meanwhile, Anne Curtis proved she is the queen of Twitterverse as she was named the Choice Tweet Idol. Robi Domingo also proved to be the public’s favorite Studio 23 personality when he bagged the Choice Kabarkada of the Year.

Kabarkadas also made their choices for the international entertainment scene with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens winning the Choice Hollywood Loveteam; Angelina Jolie as Choice Holywood Star; David Archuleta as Choice Teen Idol; Justin Bieber as Choice Music Artist; and SS501 as the Choice Asian Pop Band.

David Archuleta thanked his Pinoy fans on his Twitter and tweeted, “Wow! Thank you so much Pinoy fans for the Barkada Choice Award for Teen Choice Icon!!! That is so neat!!! You guys are awesome!

Winners were determined based on text votes. The event was hosted by Gretchen Fullido, Sam Concepcion, and Aaron Atayde. Jessy Mendiola, Charee Pineda, Bret Jackson, and Ivan Dorschner also graced the event as presenters while Angeline Quinto gave a goosebumping rendition of the song “I don’t want to miss a thing” and Arron Villaflor and Fretzie Bercede gave their respective dance numbers.

The 1st Barkada Choice Awards was organized by Studio 23 and aims to recognize local and international personalities that made a mark among its viewers. Watch it in two-parts on Monday and Tuesday (April 18 and 19), 6:30 PM, on Studio 23.

AGB Mega Manila Ratings April 5 - 7: 'The Baker King' Stole The Top Spot From 'Mara Clara'

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs in Mega Manila from April 5 to 7, according to AGB Nielsen’s People Ratings:

April 5, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 12%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) – 9%
3. Face To Face (TV5) – 8.4%
4. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) – 7.6%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) – 6.8%
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 6.7%
7. Alakdana (GMA-7) – 6.6%
8. Kitchen Superstar (GMA-7) – 5.7%
9. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) – 5.5%
10. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Balitaang Tapat (TV5) – 4.7%

1. The Baker King (GMA-7) – 14.5%
2. Dwarfina (GMA-7) – 13.1%
3. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) – 13%
4. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) – 12.8%
5. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) – 12.5%
6. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) – 11.1%
7. Mutya (ABS-CBN) – 11%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 10.7%
9. Imortal (ABS-CBN) – 9%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 8.9%

April 6, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 12.6%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) – 10.2%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) – 8.1%
4. Face To Face (TV5) / Nita Negrita (GMA-7) – 7.3%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) – 7.2%
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 5.9%
7. Kitchen Superstar (GMA-7) – 5.6%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 5.3%
9. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) – 4.9%
10. Summer Power: Lastikman (ABS-CBN) – 4.8%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) – 14.1%
2. The Baker King (GMA-7) – 13.8%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
4. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) – 12.7%
5. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) / Dwarfina (GMA-7) – 12%
6. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) – 11.3%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 11.2%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 9.3%
9. Magic Palayok (GMA-7) – 9.2%
10. Imortal (ABS-CBN) – 8.8%

April 7, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 12.7%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) – 10.4%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) – 9.2%
4. Face To Face (TV5) – 8.8%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) – 8.3%
6. Alakdana (GMA-7) – 7.3%
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) / Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 6.3%
8. Kitchen Superstar (GMA-7) – 6.2%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 5.4%
10. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) – 5.3%

1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) – 15.1%
2. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) / The Baker King (GMA-7) – 14%
3. Dwarfina (GMA-7) – 13%
4. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) – 12.5%
5. Mutya (ABS-CBN) – 11.8%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 11.6%
7. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) – 11.5%
8. Imortal (ABS-CBN) – 9.4%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 9.1%
10. Magic Palayok (GMA-7) – 8.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Prince William of Wales - Catherine Middleton: A Royal Wedding - The GMA News TV Coverage

Every viewer who will tune in to GMA News TV on April 29 will have a guaranteed all-access pass to the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to Catherine Middleton on that much-awaited day.

GMA News TV will be airing live footage of the wedding by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) via Reuters from 5 to 8 pm of that day.

This belies rumors that a lone Philippine network has clinched the exclusive right to air the Royal Wedding in the Philippines. "There is no single rights holder to coverage and airing of the wedding," a foreign-based wire agency executive said.

In addition, three of GMA Network's top news anchors - Jessica Soho, Vicky Morales and Connie Sison - will be covering the event, backed by the network's veteran field producers, cameramen, and London-based stringers.

Beginning April 18 and up to the time the royal couple leave for their honeymoon, GMA News TV will provide British royalty watchers with daily news updates and trivia on the wedding. Viewers will be given insights on the historical context and protocol involved at every step of the event.

GMA News TV will also be airing a special documentary by Indigo Films entitled "Kate and William: Inside the Royal Wedding" on April 24, the Sunday before the wedding. The documentary features interviews with the couple and their close friends as well as designers and suppliers involved in the historic event.

Mimi Paladan and Mom Laila Paladan are Happy Yipee Yehey’s First Millionaire

Mother and Daughter are the first winner of P1 million from Pera o Bayong.

Eleven-year-old little belter Mimi with mom Laila Paladan never thought that their persistence in joining the most talked about Happy Yipee Yehey! (HYY) game Pera O Bayong will make them become instant millionaires.

The Paladan family is currently facing financial problems. They need to pay P200,000 for their house, or else they’ll be forced to move out. Paying the amount is quite impossible for their family since Mimi’s father is only a jeepney driver. Haggling it out with John Estrada, the two made the right choice to go for the “bayong” which has now changed their lives.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Will Make a Big Announcement on Party Pilipinas This Sunday, April 10

This Sunday, April 10, Party Pilipinas will perk you up and heat up summer a notch higher in the hottest and biggest party under the sun…’Party Pilipinas Summer Holiday!

The season’s most in demand and most desirable will fire up the celebration. The stage is set for Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heusaff, Rochelle Pangilinan, Glaiza De Castro and many more!

Men whose bodies are to die for will make the celebration sizzle even more. Join Mark Herras, Rocco Nacino, Luis Alandy, Daniel Matsunaga, Hideo Muraoka, Paulo Avelino plus other surprise hunks!

Janno Gibbs, Rachel Anne Go, Jay R, Mark Bautista, Gian Magdangal, Geoff Taylor, and Kyla will bring the house down with their rendition of your favorite summer anthems while the XLR8 goes back to the party from their successful P-Pop Concert!

Ogie Alcasid‘s gift to OFWs. The launch of Party Pilipinas’ newest segment, ‘Show-Off!’

Plus, don’t miss Regine Velaquez’ big revelation!

So prepare you’re summer best and join the festivity in Party Pilipinas Summer Holiday, Sunday, April 10 on GMA-7.

Showstopping Sunday on ASAP Rocks This Sunday, April 10

All out blazing performances set your Sunday afternoon on fire as ASAP ROCKS unleash the showstoppers.

Catch another formidable performance sure to leave everyone breathless with another fantastic trademark opening from the whole ASAP kapamilya.


Supahdancers versus Dance Sensations. For the first time ever – witness the hottest dance off. UD4’s Shaina Magdayao, Maja Salvador, Rayver Cruz and John Prats versus Dance Quad’s Empress, Jessy Mendiola Sam Concepcion and Enchong Dee.

Who will emerge as the greatest of all?

ASAP’s Ultimate Showdancers will be pushed to the limits. Unforgettable Supahdance led by Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, Luis Manzano, Pokwang, Sam Milby and KC Concepcion.
Showstopping concert experience from the ASAP Champions, Sarah G. and Gary V.


Grand movie launch: Star Cinema and MZET’s summer movie treat “PAKPAK MY DR KWAK” with Bea Alonzo and Pokwang.

Birthday bash and album launch: Hot and Sexy Karylle dishes out newest album.

Plus more heart stopping moment you should’nt miss. ASAP ROCKS Showstopping episode this Sunday. 12:15 high noon.

Willing Willie Goes Off-Air; Willie Revillame Attacks Lea Salonga, Jim Paredes, Aiza Seguerra, Agot Isidro, Bianca Gonzales and Leah Navarro

Willie Revillame announces last night during the last segment of Willing Willie that the show will go off air, temporarily, starting Monday, April 11, 2011.

The announcement started during the early part of the show that Willing Willie won't go live and will just have a pre-taped episode tonight, April 9. In addition, Willie also announced that all of its advertisers will just have to place ads until tonight's episode.

Willie also took the opportunity to attack few of his critics. He particulary mentioned Lea Salonga, Aiza Seguerra, Jim Paredes, Bianca Gonzales, Tuesday Vargas, K Brosas, Leah Navarro and even ABS-CBN shows like Goin' Bulilit and Showtime.

Watch the video below:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Read full transcript here:

"Sa April 23 po, magsi-6 months na po ang programa namin, anim na buwan na po tayo.

"Noon pong March 12, nagkaroon po ng problema, which is nag-react po ang lahat after 1 week. Yun pong bata na si Jan-Jan na sumayaw daw po ng malisyoso at hinusgahan na po kaagad ako ng mga sangay ng gobyerno. Sinabi nila na inabuso ko 'yung bata, na-child abuse ko, in-exploit ko yung bata dahil pinasayaw ko daw nang pinasayaw, dahil ho umiiyak na raw yung bata, pinilit ko pang sumayaw.

"Alam nyo ho, una ho sa lahat, pag nagkaroon po kami ng audition, hindi ko ho nakakausap yung mga contestant sa Wiltime Bigtime. So dito ko na ho nami-meet 'yan. So if you will notice, yun pong eksenang yun, tinanong ko siya 'ano ang kakantahin mo?' pero sabi niya hindi po ako kakanta, sasayaw ako. Naalala nyo 'yun. Ito pong batang ito'y anim na taon lamang eh. Ang kanya pong father sabay binati pa niya, batiin ko ang tatay ko may parlor. So di po namin alam ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan.

"Sana'y magsi-celebrate kami ng anim na buwan nitong 23, tayo, tayong lahat. Kanina ho, at for the past days, mga ilang araw ho, marami akong pinagdaanan eh.

"Nung nasa ABS pa 'ko, nagkaroon ng stampede, 71 dead people. Sa morgue po, mag-isa lang po akong lumalapit, wala akong kasama na mga boss ng ABS, ako lang po yun. Wala akong kasama. Ako ho ang humingi ng tawad sa pamilya, ako rin po ang humingi ng tawad sa mga bangkay, 71 dead people, sa mga nanay humingi ko ng tawad. Pitumput-isang bangkay po yun na lumuluhod ako, hanggang minumura ako ng ibang pamilya.

"Lahat ng mura inabot ko pero after ho murain ako, inaakap ako. 'Kung hindi ka lang mahal ng nanay ko, papatayin kita Willie. Pinuntahan ka ng Nanay ko, kasi birthday ng Nanay ko, kagabi nagpa-manicure pa sya, kasi Nanay ko labandera lang Willie, para pag hinawakan mo daw sya, maganda yung kamay nya.'

"Marami hong istoryang totoong na-experience ko. Nung time na nakaburol lahat ng mga yan, ako lang ho ang pumupuntang mag-isa, sarili kong pera. Hindi ko na ho to dapat sabihin pa, pero ito na po ang pinakagrabeng, grabeng kampanya na tanggalin po ako sa industriya. Ako pong humihingi ng tawad sa pamilya, ako hong humaharap, ako po lahat yan. Alam po ng Panginoong Diyos yan. Sa sarili kong pera, inaabutan ko po ng palihim lahat ng 'yan.

"Nakabalik po ang programa at minahal nyong lahat. Naniniwala ako yung 71 na taong yun, ung mga nanay at lolo namatay, pinagdadasal po ako lagi. Nilalapit ako sa Diyos na sana'y laging nandito ako, kaya naniniwala po ako na nandito pa rin ako sa harap nyo.

"Nagkaroon po kami ng problema, ung Wilyonaryo, dayaan, hangga't nakapag-away po kami ni Joey De Leon dahil nandadaya daw ako, ung mga ganitong salita, pero nagkaayos na po kami, naging maayos na po kami ni Joey dahil malaki ho respeto ko sa taong un, at kay Vic Sotto at sa Eat Bulaga.

"Nagkaroon ng problema, ako na naman ho ang hinarap ng ABS nun, 'ikaw makipag-usap sa tao' na hindi ko po kasalanan un. Kasi ho, kaya ko sinasabi lahat to, matagal ho akong tumahimik. Tumahimik ako nang sa sarili ko na lang tinitiis kasi hindi ko na ho pinuproblema yung ganyan. Ako na lang ang tirahin. Tahimik lang ako.

"After po nung Wilyonaryo, nagkaroon po ng insidente with well-loved President, the late Cory Aquino. Ang lahat po ng sasabihin ko sa inyo ay totoo lamang. Hindi po ako magsisinunangaling sa inyo. At alam ng mga tao yan.

"Nung ako po'y pumasok, may tumawag sa kin na si Tita Cory daw po, ang ating Presidente, ay wala na. So nag-isip kaagad po ako, tinawagan po ako ng aming direktor, ang nirerespeto ko't minamahal kong si Mr. Johnny Manahan, Mr. M, sabi niya 'Willie na ang ating well-loved President na si Tita Cory, ano'ng nasa isip mo?'

"Bigla po akong tumawag sa 'king EP (Executive Producer). Pinakuha ko ung mga video po niya sa TV Patrol, sabi ko kakanta ko ng 'Munting Hiling', pakuha kayo ng mga kandila para magdasal tayo at magbigay ng respeto.

"Yun po ang araw na namatay si Tita Cory. Kumanta ko ng Munting Hiling. Kung makikita nyo ung tape na un, very solemn po un, nagbigay kami ng respeto. And Kris Aquino texted me, sabi niya, 'Willie mahal ka ng Nanay ko, kasi pag nanonood siya.'

"Kahit noong si Tita Cory po eh nasa ospital, tinitext ako ni Kris kasi ung mga anak niya, kini-kiss daw ung TV, hinahalikan ako, dahil paborito nung mga anak niya ung kanta ko, Kung Para Sa Yo, pati si Tita Cory.

"After po nung pangyayaring un, kinabukasan, dapat magti-taped (episode) kami. Sinabi ko po sa management na ibigay na natin to sa mga Aquino(s) kasi bat tayo magsu-show, sasayaw ako ng Giling-Giling, magsasaya kami, pero ang well-loved President, ipinagluluksa ng sambayanan.

"Nung una po nagtaping kami, kasi nung araw pong yun ay taped, mas maaga kong pumasok, tapos nung nasa kwarto ko, ilalabas na raw po yung na-tape namin.... Para maintindihan nyo po lahat, kasi grabe na ho akong tirahin ng Inquirer, ng mga dyaryo, sa email, sa Twitter. Parang gusto nila, mamatay na ko, mawala na ko sa mundong ito. Ganon po ang ginagawa sa kin ngayon.

"So after po nun, live yun, I'm sure nanonood ang mga tiga-ABS at totoo 'to. Wag na wag kayong magsisinungaling. Kahit saan tayo mapunta, haharapin ko 'to.

"After po nun, sinabi ko po, sa tape, okay, nung naka-tape po kami, ipinalabas po. Walang nakakaalam nito eh. Sasabihin ko na ho lahat to. Sobra na ho ang kampanya na ginagawa sa 'kin. Lumabas po dun sa screen, habang sumasayaw kami ng Giling Giling, ung kabaong ni Tita Cory.

"Tumawag kaagad po ako sa isa sa mga boss, kay Ms. Linggit Tan, 'Ano ba naman kayo? Nagsasaya tayo, nagluluksa ang sambayanan, papasukan nyo kami ng ganyan. Nakakahiya sa Pamilya Aquino. Tinanggal po yun, so nag-react sila sa sinabi ko. Pinapasukan kami, sumasayaw kami ng Giling Giling, meron pong kabang ng Mahal nating Presidente. Ang bastos naman. At ako ho ang tumawag sa Management, wag nyo namang gawin yan sa min. Nakakahiya kay Tita Cory at sa Pamilya Aquino. Nagsasaya kami, ang sambayanang Pilipino eh nagluluksa. Parang wala kaming respeto.

"Ano hong nangyari? Ang nangyari ito. Alam ng Diyos to. Tutal ginaganyan nyo ko, sasabihin ko na lahat. Tumahimik ako para walang problema. Kasuhan nyo ko, haharap ako sa inyo. Isa ho sa management. Ang sinabi ko, 'Ibigay na natin 'to sa mga Aquino(s)'. Ano hong sinabi sa 'kin? 'Kailangan nating kumita. Commercial'. Alam mo kung sino ka at haharapin kita. Sobra na ginagawa nyo sa kin. Sinabi po yan!"

"Pagkatapos po nun, humarap na naman ako ng live. During the Willie of Fortune, meron pong isang sumasayaw ng Nobody Nobody, inilabas na naman po ang kabaong ni Tita Cory. Kung ire-recall nyo yun, dun na ulit ako nagalit. Kasi nilabas na naman po, tumawag na ko sa management eh.

"Anong ginawa nung mga walang hiyang sumisira sa kin? Pinakita po un sa Youtube, na galit na galit daw ako, binabastos ko daw ang Presidente. Alam nyo ba ang puno't dulo nun? Un ang totoo nun, bago pa mangyari yan, tumawag na ko sa Management, kinausap ko na sila, wag naman nating ipalabas yan, magbigay tayo ng respeto.

"Ano'ng ginawa nyo sa kin? Winasak nyo na naman ako sa Twitter, sa Youtube. Pero di nyo pinanood ung kabuuan at hindi nyo alam. Isang tao lang po nanindigan sa 'kin, direktor ko po yun sa Wowowee, Mr. Johnny Manahan, Mr. M, palakpakan nyo po yang tao yan.

"Dahil alam na alam po niya ang katotohanan. At andun siya. Sa Pamilya Aquino, sa Presidente, eto po ang katotohanan.

"Pagkatapos po niyan, ilang kaso na yan, Wilyonaryo, stampede eto. At pagkatapos po nyan, eto na naman, babalik na po ako sa Wowowee July 31. Kinausap na ko ni Ms. Charo Santos, nag-meeting na po ako sa staff ko, pinuntahan ako ni Linggit Tan sa Tagaytay, inayos. Meron po kaming pinadalang sulat, na nag-react ako kay Jobert dahil isang bubong lang kami, tinitira ko sa isang bubong. Tapos na po un eh. Nangyari na ho yan.

"So ang pakiusap ko sana sa Management, bakit naman, siguro naman, kahit papano kumikita ang Wowowee, ano hong ginawa nila? Wala naman silang ginawa. Nung sumulat po ang abogado ko, sa kanilang lahat diyan, kay Ms. Cory Vidanes, kay Boss Gabby, kay Ma'am Charo, nag-react pa sila. Ano hong balak nila sa king gawin? I-stop yung show at bigyan na lang ako ng once a week show.

"Pero babalik na po sana ko. Sang araw bigla na lang ako tinawagan ni Linggit Tan na, tinawag ako, nag-meeting kami sa isang hotel, andun si Direk Bobot, andyan si Jay ang aking business unit head, ang sabi nila, 'Hindi ka na makakabalik. Once a week ka na lang.' Nilalagay pa ko sa Studio 23 eh, nilalagay ako sa isang programa na talagang, parang totally ina-out na rin ako. Bakit ho? Eh nangako na silang babalik ako. Yan ang totoo nyan. Kaya nagdesisyon na ko na hindi na ko bumalik.

"Etong lahat ng ito, yan ang totoo. Tapos ho eto, nangyari na naman 'to. Sino ba gumagawa nito sa paninira na 'to? Meron po kaming kaso pa. Hindi kami makuhanan ng TRO. Pilit nilang kinukuha na kami po'y mapahinto, maglilimang buwan na ho mahigit, hindi nila makuha ang TRO.

"Eto po ngayon, nakakita ng butas. Hindi ko sila pinagbibintangan. Sinong gagawa nito? Kung sino man ito, mahabag kayo. Ako okay lang eh. Mabubuhay naman ako kahit papano. Kuntento na ko sa meron ako ngayon, di na ko naghahangad. Pero ung mga taong nangangarap, ung mga taong humihingi ng pag-asa, ung mga taong nakapila sa labas. Di ba?

"Ung mga Nanay, ung mga lola, ung mga special children, mga nandito araw-araw, kayong gumawa nyan. Kung sususpendihin ang show, hindi naman ako natatakot na eh. Lagi nyo naman akong ginaganyan. Ilang beses nyo kong tinanggal sa ABS, pero pag kailangan nyo ng ratings, tatawagan ka, ibabalik ka. Di ba? Wag nyo na kong lagyan ng music. (music stops)

"Nakipag-usap po ako sa TV5 Management. Ilang araw na po akong nag-iisip. Ang sabi ko sa kanila, itong mga taong 'to ayaw na kong tigilan, hanggang ililibing na ko nang buhay nitong mga 'to...

"Tinira po ako sa Twitter, nung si Jan-Jan, ung bata. Ang ipinakita po, pinutol, inisplice po nila yan, at ipinakita ung umiiyak ung bata. Pinwersa ko daw sumayaw, pinaiyak ko daw, chinild abuse ko ung bata. Panoodin nyong lahat ung segment nung Wiltime Bigtime, kung papano, ni hindi ko nga alam ung nagsasayaw nung bata, pinaglaruan ko daw. Wala ho ni isa dito sa loob studio na nakaisip na may malisya sa batang 'yun.

"Nakadamit ung bata, nakaayos ung bata, sumasayaw ng ganon. 4 years pa lang ho si Jan-Jan, un na ang sinasayaw nya sa eskwelahan, sa mga pa-kontes, un na po ang sayaw nung bata.

"Ngayon, alam nyo ginawa ng DSWD? Kinasuhan na agad ko na, inakusahan na kaagad ako na child abuser ako. Anong ginawa ng CHR, Human Rights? Yan ho, hinusgahan na agad ko na inexploit ko ung bata, na-child abuse ko. Lahat ho dito inakusahan na ko, sa dyaryo, lahat, dinudrawingan pa ko na monster, lahat, kung mababasa nyo yan.

"Ito ung mga mayayaman. Hindi naman ako naapektuhan eh, dahil ang puso ko'y wala sa kanila, nasa mahihirap, nasa mga taong 'yan.

"Gusto ko lang hong ipaliwanag sa inyo. Ung Procter & Gamble ay naglabas ng statement na napakasakit sa 'min. Sila po'y nag-pullout na. Ung (Mang) Inasal, nag-pull out na rin. Dahil may statement sila, na ayaw nilang, well katulad ng P&G, napakasakit nung ginawa nila sa 'min, masyadong personal, na ayaw nilang maglagay sa isang programang ganon, ung behaviour ay hindi maganda.

"Wala po kaming kasalanan. Wala 'kong kasalanan. Humihingi na ko ng paumanhin sa inyo, na kung merong na-offend, pero hindi ho ako hihingi ng tawad kasi ho wala po akong ginawang masama sa batang 'yun, hindi ko minolestiya ang batang 'yun.

"Gusto ko lamang magpasalamat naman po sa Unilever. Sila po'y nagpaalam sa kin kagabi nang maganda. Mineet nila ko. Sobra po. Ung Surf, Rexona, Vaseline, Pepsodent, alam nyo ho ang purpose nito magbigay ng saya, gustong ibalik nila pag binibili yung produkto. Ang sabi po nila, naglabas sila ng statement, 'Willie aalis kami sa programa mo. Pero aalis kami sa lahat ng channel, in fairness sa 'yo. Para hindi kami unfair. Palakpakan nyo po ang Unilever.

"Wala pa pong husga eh. Wala pa sa kaso. Ginawa nyo na kong kriminal. Kayo ngang lumabas sa gate, magbigay nga kayo lagi ng pera dyan sa matatanda. Bumaba nga kayo dyan sa labas ng kanto, bigyan nyong mga naghihirap dyan. Un dapat ang ginagawa nyo. Hindi ung pinupuntirya nyo ko.

"Maraming mga artistang nakisawsaw. Mag-isip muna kayo bago kayo makisawsaw. Ang sakit nyo. Yan si Jim Paredes ng Apo, tinira ko sa Twitter, si Aiza Seguerra, tinira ko sa Twitter, si Agot Isidro, Lea Salonga, Mylene Dizon, sasabihin ko na lahat, sino pa, Bianca Gonzales ng SNN, susuportahan nyo ba ang mga taong yan?

"Anong nagawa nyo? Anong nagawa nyo sa sambayanang Pilipino?

"Sino pa? Si Tuesday (Vargas) na kasama ko dito tinira rin ako. Di ko maintindihan na tagarito ka, tinira mo ko. K Brosas. Sino pa? Leah Navarro okay. Sino pa?

"Kapwa tayo artista, nakagawa ba kayo ng tulong? Nagbigay ba kayo sa Bantay Bata ng isang milyon? Nagbigay ba kayo? Hindi.

"Wag kayo maghuhusga ng kapwa nyo artista. Dapat magkasama tayo dun. Tulungan nyo kami pag nagkakamali kami, wag kayong maghuhusga. Tandaan nyo, ung masang Pilipino ang sumusuporta sa inyo.

"Yan pong mga pangalan na yan, winasak ang pagkatao ko sa Twitter. Yan pong mga taong yan. Jim Paredes ng Apo, Lea Salonga...

"Aiza Seguerra, magpakalalake ka! Tandaan mo yan. Bata ka pa, di ba, nagtatrabaho ka na, di ba exploitation yan. Mag-isip ka. Tingnan nyo muna sarili nyo bago kayo magsalita.

"Agot Isidro, wala ka namang anak eh bat mo ko gaganyanin, alamin mo muna.

"Sino pa? Bianca Gonzales, akala mo kung mga sino kayo!"

"May natulungan ba kayong mga mahihirap?

"Kaya ko lang ho sinasabi to, nagtitimpi ako, ayaw ko tong sabihin, ayokong banggitin ang pangalan nila, pero sa Twitter ho un ang ginagawa nila, ang wasakin ako.

"Tinawagan ang Technomarine sa Switzerland, tinawagan sa Amerika ang Unilever, tinawagan lahat, inemail na magboboycott sila sa mga produkto pag ako daw po ay sinoportahan nila. Boboycottin nyo? Eh itong mga taong sumusuporta na 'to, ibinabalik lang ng mga sponsors, sino ba ang consumers? sino ba ang namimili? kayo ang bida rito hindi ang mga sponsors. Kayo!"

"Dahil kung di kayo bibili ng mga sponsor na to, kung hindi kayo ng mga produktong ito, wala, walang kita ang lahat ng mga ito.

"Sinasabi ko sa inyo lahat yan. Ako po, hindi ako tumutulong nang nasa harap nyo lang. Marami din akong ginagawa, pero hindi ko na kailangang sabihin to. Pasensya na ho kayo, hindi ako emosyonal, hindi ako nagagalit, kaya lang sana bago kayo manghusga ng kapwa nyo, tumingin kayo sa salamin. Ano nagawa ko sa bansa ko? Ano nagawa ko sa kababayan natin?

"Bakit? Dahil sinuportahan ko si Sen. Villar ganito tingin nyo sa kin? Nakita ko ung tao maganda puso eh, nakita ko ung tao tumutulong talaga sa mahihirap eh, kaya I'll stick with him. Dahil ba orange ang kulay ko, pinag-iinitan nyo ko?

"Haharap ako sa inyo, patawag ako ng kongreso, patawag ako ng Senado, kahit sino pa, haharap ako sa inyo dahil wala akong ginawa sa batang 'yun.

"Gusto po nilang mahinto ang programa, halos dalawang daang tao galing ng ABS-CBN yan sumama sa kin, kung masama po akong tao, wala pong sasama sa kin na mga staff ko at mga dancers. Ung iba po dyan, 25 years, 20 years, 18 years na sa kanila.

"Ngayon po, nakipag-usap po ako sa Presidente ng TV5 Atty. Rey Espinosa, nag-usap kami na hanggang ngayon na lang po ako dito sa Willing Willie. Magpapahinga muna po ako, hindi po ako nagpapalam.

"Bukas po naka-tape na kami, lalabas po un, mapapanoon nyo po un. Starting Monday po, hanggang next week, hanggang Holy Week, pag-iisipan ko po munang mabuti kung ako po'y babalik pa sa industriyang ito.

"Bigyan nyo lang po muna ako ng pagkakataon at sa sarili ko, pag-iisipan ko po ito, masyado po akong binintangan, na wala po akong ginagawang masama. Sa mga taong gumawa nyan sa kin, ang isipin nyo ung matatanda sa labas, ung mga bata, ung mahihirap, wag ako, wag ako, instrumento lang ako ng mga taong ito, wag nyo akong kainggitan, dahil ako'y di lumalabas kahit sang lugar, lagi lang ako nandito sa studio at sa tahanan ko. Hindi ako nakikipagpagligsahan sa inyo. Kayong magaling, magaling kayo, basta ang puso ko lang andito sa mga mahihirap.

"Hihingi din lang ako ng paumanhin, Boss, Mr MVP, nadamay po kayo rito, Atty. Ray Espinosa, Boss Bobby at sa mga ano, pasensya na ho kayo, wala muna hong Willing Willie. Hindi ho kami sinuspendi. Wala pong suspension ng MTRCB, wag kayong magalit sa MTRCB.

"Nagpalit po sila ng tatlong Board. Baket? Lahat po ng mga yun involved sa ABS-CBN. Ung isang abogado, asawa nya nasa ABS, ung isa po, asawa nya rin nasa ABS. Si Ms. Leah Navarro, biruin nyo, hinusgahan nya na ko sa tweet, tapos isa sya sa mga board. Naghusga ka na sa kin tapos kasama ka sa Board?

"Alam nyo dapat suspended ang show, suspended last night ng 20 days to 30 days. May tumawag sa kin from MTRCB, hindi sila buo dun. Meron ding mga galit sa mga desisyon nila. Dapat ho suspendido kami, pero anong nangyari, naputol, kasi pinakita ho namin ung mga babaeng sumasayaw sa Goin' Bulilit na naka-bra lang, pinakita namin, ha, ung mga apat na lalake na nakalampin sa Showtime na sumasayaw din ng katulad nung kay Jan-Jan.

"Bakit kami lang? Kung sususpendihin nyo kami, suspendihin nyo lahat yan!"

"Di po ba tama yun? Iba ang tinitingnan sa tinititigan nyo, maging fair kayo. Tandaan nyo po to, hindi ako titigil sa adhikain na to.

"Maaaring ito ay eye opener sa 'tin. Dapat tulungan natin ang mga bata sa kalye. DSWD, kunin nyong lahat yan, bigyan nyo ng magandang buhay. Human Rights, Chairman, tinitira nyo ko, hinusgahan nyo ko, andaming namamatay na OFWs, yun ang tulungan nating mga kababayan natin sa ibang bansa.

"O alam nyo ba? Ayaw ko na tong banggitin eh. Nagbigay ako ng kalahating milyon, nung pang uwi lang dito ng mga OFW sa Lebanon. Nagbigay po ako. Binanggit ko ba yan? Sasabihin ko lang sa inyo, gumawa ako ng isang paraan. Nagbigay ako ng 1 million kay Ma'am Charo, sa 71 Dreams, 500, sa I think, hindi ko alam kung Bantay Bata o sa isa pa, binigay ko po yan binabanggit ko ba sa inyo yan?

"Meron bang gumagawa nyan? Kung may gumagawa man, mabuti, magsama-sama tayo. Wag nyo kong dikdikin, hindi ako masamang tao. Ang hangad ko lang magpasaya at makatulong sa mga mahihirap.

"Basta nangangako po ako, kahit wala po kaming commercial, pagbalik ko, kahit hindi kami suportahan ng kahit na sino, nakausap ko po Presidente ng TV5, kahit isakripisyo ko na sweldo ko, un pong ibibigay kong papremyo at kasama ko ang TV5, tutuloy po namin.

"Lahat po ng perang makukuha, kahit walang commercial, kahit inabandona na kami ng mga commercial, umayaw sila sa min, kahit umalis sila, kahit walang isang commercial, itutuloy po namin to, ang aming purpose magbigay ng saya at pag-asa. Hihingi ako ng tulong sa aming Presidente, hihingi ako ng tulong kay Mr. Pangilinan, kahit na malugi daw kami, basta ituloy namin yung saya para sa inyo to.

"Maraming salamat po sa inyo. At ah, mawawala muna po kami ng dalawang linggo. Kung anuman, at kung babalik man kami, may panibago hong pag-asa ulit. At bibigyan namin ng proteksyon ang mga bata at ang mga pamilyang katulad ni Jan-Jan. Kami na po gagawa nyan.

"Marami pong salamat, pasensa na po kayo. Lahat po ng sinabi ko sa inyo, kahit idemanda ko ng ABS, haharap ako. Hindi po ako natatakot dahil hawak ko lahat ang katotohanan at may mga lalabas na witnesses sa sinabi ko, pag ako'y dinemanda.

"Tandaan nyo po, ung mga sponsors po na...iniwan ako...wag nyo po kayong magalit sa kanila. Meron po silang boss sa abroad.

"At ung tumitira sa kin sa Twitter, kung idedemanda ka ng TV5, ididedemanda din kita. Magdidemandahan tayo. Idedemanda ko lahat ng tumira sa kin, lahat ng personal, tandaan mo yan.

"Salamat po sa inyo. Basta tandaan nyo po, ito pong programang to, mahihinto muna, after ng Holy Week, and then mag-a-announce po kami kung matutuloy pa ang Willing Willie o hindi na.

"Sa mga nangangarap ng pag-asa, na humihingi, ipagdasal nyo po kami, lahat kami at ipagdasal niya ako. Tandaan nyo po, balewala to, si Jan-Jan, inaaruga ko, ang pamilya niya, dahil mas kailangan nila ang taong kakalinga sa kanila.

"Wala pong kumakalinga sa kanila. Lahat po ng taong lumalapit sa pamilyang ito ngayon, puro minumura sila. Ung tatay, dahil sya daw ay bading, masyadong minamababa. Pero akong ginagawa ko, araw-araw tinatawagan ko pamilya, kinukumusta. Yan po gawin nyo DSWD, marami pang Jan-Jan sa Pilipinas, marami pang mga batang katulad niyan.

"Salamat po sa inyo, magandang gabi sa inyo. Mahal na mahal ko kayo at sana ipagdasal nyo makabalik pa ang programang ito. Thank you so much, magandang gabi po. Thank you!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cebuana Lhuillier Follows Procter & Gamble Philippines and Jollibee To Temporarily Suspends Sponsorship on Willing Willie

A week after Jollibee Food Corporation suspends Mang Inasal's ad placement on Willing Willie, and one day after Procter & Gamble Philippines decided to to do the same, Cebuana Lhuillier follows suit.

These actions from advertisers came after the controversial March 12 episode of Willing Willie where six-year-old Jan-Jan Suan were shown doing the "macho-dance routine" in exchange of P10,000.

In the official statement posted on their Facebook Fan Page, Cebuana Lhuillier said they temporarily suspend its "Watch and Win" segment sponsorship starting Monday, April 11, "while resolution on the matter is pending."

Here is the full statement of Cebuana Lhuillier:

In regard to the issue of the alleged child abuse that happened in TV5's Willing Willie show, the Cebuana Lhuillier Management has decided to temporarily suspend its segment sponsorship in the said show, effective April 11, 2011, while resolution on the matter is pending.

While we support programs that give hope to Filipinos here and abroad, we expect our business partners to promote good values, protect children's rights and exercise prudence in communicating to the general public.

We have taken note of the TV5 Management's official statement and the corrective measures they have taken. We trust that they will ensure that a similar incident will not happen again. We hope that the concerned authorities will resolve this matter soon.

Cebuana Lhuillier Management."

However, on the show's March 29 episode, Willie Revillame threatens those who plans to pull-out its ad placement on the show to suffer from their decision.

Willie said, "Alam n'yo ho, pag binoycott kami ng advertisers, yung mga nagmamahal naman sa amin, hindi nila bibilhin ang produktong 'yan."

American Idol Season 10: Pia Toscano is Eliminated

Just in case you missed it: one of the most shocking eliminations in American Idol history happened.

Idol frontrunner Pia Toscano is, unbelievably, eliminated!

Watch the video below:

But true to the saying that if one door of opportunity closes on you, several windows of luck will open.

In less than 24 hours after her shocking early American Idol exit, Pia has signed a record deal with Interscope Records, Us Magazine reports.

From US Magazine:

Well that was fast!

Less than 24 hours after her shocking early American Idol exit, season 10 finalist Pia Toscano has scored a record deal, has exclusively confirmed.

The 22-year-old New Yorker — booted from the Fox series Thursday — will record her debut album under the Interscope Records imprint, which is chaired by Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine.

“Pia is being signed to a deal with Interscope Records who are rushing her into the studio to record an album ASAP,” a source familiar with the contract talks tells Us. “Starting [Thursday] night after the show, Interscope told her they wanted her and first thing [Friday] morning Interscope brass started calling every top songwriter and producer in town to get an album together and rush release it.”

TV5 To Cover Prince William of Wales and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton Wedding

The Kapatid network has won the bid to exclusively air in the Philippines the upcoming Prince William of Wales and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton wedding.

TV5 news anchor Cheryl Cosim tweeted on April 8, "Mga Kapatid ang TV5 ang EXCLUSIVE PARTNER ng ITN (International Television Network). Ang Royal Wedding channel sa UK!"

The Royal Wedding will be held on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, followed by a procession along London's famous landmarks. The reception will be at Buckingham Palace to be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

News5 will be sending its news team to London for the live coverage.

TV5 Questions MTRCB’s Jurisdiction on ‘Willing Willie’ Case

In the official press statement received by Showbiznest from TV5, the Kapatid Network said that the counsel for Willing Willie challenges the jurisdiction of the MTRCB in hearing the show's alleged violations.

This is pertaining to the hearing at the MTRCB office regarding the controversial March 12 episode of Willing Willie wherein a 6-year-old boy named Jan Jan was made to dance like a macho dancer by host Willie Revillame in exchange for P10,000.00.

Here is the full statement from TV5 regarding the hearing at the MTRCB office Thursday, April 7:

At today's hearing of the Complaint against TV5 for the airing of the 'Wiltime Bigtime' segment of Willing Willie episode on 12 March 2011, TV5 represented by ACCRA Law, argued that the MTRCB has no jurisdiction over the subject matter, particularly that the Complaint is a direct accusation of alleged acts of child abuse, which is criminal in nature.

Even assuming the MTRCB has jurisdiction, the creation and composition of the present panel do not afford TV5 due process, particularly its right to be heard by an impartial tribunal, considering that all 3 panel members are conflicted as they have close links or relationships with a rival network involved in legal cases with TV5 and Willie Revillame.

Furthermore, it was found that this rival network has also aired dance numbers of children with very similar dance movements as those of Jan Jan's. These dance performances aired in the other network were presented to the MTRCB at today's hearing.

TV5 also submitted its report to the MTRCB on its internal investigation into the incident involving the six-year-old boy Jan Jan Suan who performed a dance number on the program Willing Willie.

A key finding of the investigation was that the versions of the incident that were circulated on YouTube and Facebook were substantially different from what actually took place and was aired on the TV program. While the segment where Jan Jan appeared spanned a period of 48 minutes in the actual show, the YouTube and Facebook versions lasted for only around ten minutes or less.

Apparently, the YouTube and Facebook videos were deliberately spliced and edited to put the program Willing Willie and its host Willie Revillame, as well as the program's live audience, in the worst possible light. They made it seem as if Jan Jan was crying throughout his performance, as if the boy had been coerced, and as if Revillame had acted callously to humiliate the young contestant.

In fact, the full, unedited recording of the program showed that Jan Jan was clearly and more often 'emoting' while dancing and that when he did cry it was because of the intimidating presence of Bonel Balingit and because he had lost in the game portion of the show. In the unedited version, it was plainly obvious that Jan Jan had not been forced to dance against his will. For his part, Revillame was very favorably impressed by Jan Jan's performance and sought to praise and celebrate rather than put him down.

In the context of the full performance of Jan Jan on Willing Willie, it is exceedingly clear that he was not coerced in any way; that his performance was not lewd or obscene.

The Complaint speaks of gyrating movements which, however, are not obscene per se nor suggestive of a sexual or immoral act. Indeed such movements are part of a dance form called 'body wave.' The 'body wave' is no different from the familiar dance moves we have been accustomed to today, such as the 'lambada,' 'belly dancing' and the 'spaghetti' dance.

As far as the minor is concerned, he is exhibiting a dance movement. In fact, body wave dancing has become part and parcel of Philippine pop culture. In many town fiestas and private gatherings, adults allow their children to dance in this manner.

Finally, if indeed the MTRCB sees it fit to impose further regulations on performances and appearance of minors in television programs, then its inquiry and/or investigation should involve all networks, the KBP, and the MTRCB. Thereafter, new rules, standards or guidelines to govern or even prohibit minors from performing or appearing in television programs may be formulated."

Iza Calzado Replaces Regine Velasquez in "I ♥ You Pare"

Due to her doctor's advised, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid will leave her Tonette/Tanya roles in GMA-7 primetime series "I ♥ You Pare" and will be replaced by Iza Calzado starting this Monday, April 11.

"Yes, I will be replacing Ate Regine in I Heart You Pare. So honored and grateful to Ate Reg for choosing me :) I start taping this Saturday," the actress posted on her Twitter account last night, April 7.

Regine who is long suffering from "severe migraine attacks." was advised by her physician to refrain from working long and late hours and to get as much rest as possible.

Ogie had mentioned in previous press interviews that Regine has been suffering from migraine attacks lately.

After their duet during the "Party Pilipinas" first year anniversary last March 27, Ogie had to assist Regine off the stage. Ogie later explained that Regine got dizzy. "Di kasi kumain e. Tapos pag mataas kasi yung kinakanta mo... kasi when you're singing, you're breathing no. Tapos pagkakulang ka sa kinain, kulang ka sa carbs, kulang ka sa sugar, ganun, nahilo" Ogie explained. Asked if Regine is pregnant, Ogie said, "Hindi e."

‘Captain Barbell’ Soars in the Ratings

GMA-7′s Captain Barbell made a soaring comeback as demonstrated by its consistent high numbers according to ratings data from more recognized research agency Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

The pilot episode of the Mars Ravelo classic remake earned a winning 33.7 percent audience share among Mega Manila households, and further posted a weeklong average of 33 percent.

As promised, Captain Barbell opened in grand and explosive fashion as the well-loved superhero commences his battle with the evil forces. Wearing his spanking new costume and signature red cape, Captain Barbell proved to be stronger and more aggressive as he faces his biggest opponent Nero (Christopher de Leon). Captain Barbell won over Nero, signaling the start of another challenging journey for the greatest Pinoy superhero.

As the series continues this week, Captain Barbell faces off with Gregor (TJ Trinidad), who has recently discovered his power to endure bullet shots. Some of the tenants, who were struck by lighting during the freakstorm, also begin to learn of their superpowers including Ricky (Ervic Vijandre), Gaston (Elvis Gutierrez), Misha (Bea Binene) and Alden (Jake Vargas).

General Armado (Eddie Gutierrez) tries to convince Captain Barbell to team-up with the new superheroes and together, fight off the evil forces. Meanwhile, Lelay struggles to complete her family tree project and asks help from her school teacher Althea (Lovi Poe).

These and more await viewers as Captain Barbell continues right after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.

Japan Earthquake April 7, 2011 Update: 7.4 Magnitude Hits Japan Anew

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) - A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on late Thursday evening, seismologists and witnesses said, prompting a tsunami warning for a small part of its coastline.

The 7.4-magnitude earthquake at 11.32 p.m. local time (1432 GMT) was centered about 66 kilometers (41 miles) east of Sendai. It struck about 40 kilometers (24 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

JMA immediately issued a tsunami warning for Miyagi Prefecture and advised residents there to immediately evacuate to a safe place away from the shore. Tsunami advisories are in effect for the Pacific Coast of Aomori Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, and Ibaraki Prefecture.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, although the earthquake was widely felt across the country and as far away as Tokyo.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Diego Loyzaga and GF Kissing Photo Leaks!

Newbie Kapamilya young actor Diego Montano was seen in a very intimate action with an alleged girlfriend named Kara.

A collage photo of 8 images with Diego kissing Kara is now uploaded on facebook. Though the photo might be taken some years back, many are wondering whether Kara is a present or a past girlfriend.

Check out the said photo of Diego and Kara below:

Britney Spears - Till The World Ends (Music Video and Lyrics)

It’s here! The brand new music video from Britney Spears second single "Till The World Ends", off her just released album, Femme Fatale.

This kicked in got your tongue tied in knots, I see
Spit it out ‘cause I’m dying for company
I notice that you got it
You notice that I want it
You know that I can take it to the next level baby
If you want this good s–t
Sicker than the remix
Baby let me blow your mind tonight

(Chorus -
I can’t take it take it take no more
Never felt like felt like felt like this before
Come on get me get me on the floor
DJ what you what you waiting for?

OH (x million)

Watch me move when I lose, when I lose it hard
Get you off with a touch, dancing in the dark
You know notice what I’m wearing
I’m noticing you staring
You know that I can take it to the next level baby
Hotter than the A-list
Next one on my hit list
Baby let me blow your mind tonight


See the sunlight, we ain’t stopping
Keep on dancing til the world ends
If you feel it, let it happen
Keep on dancing till the world ends

New Revelations and Twists Abound in 'Nita Negrita'

GMA-7’s afternoon drama Nita Negrita continues to inspire and warm the hearts of afternoon viewers as Nita (Barbie Forteza) moves closer towards completing her search for her biological family.

After escaping the treacherous hands of Danica (Diana Zubiri), Nita finds herself in yet another unsafe place with Ben (Jim Pebangco), a friend of Nita’s biological father Edgar, who pretends to genuinely help Nita find her real parents.

As Ben carries on with his ploy, he manipulates both Mira (Lotlot de Leon) and Danica, using the information he has about Nita, Edgar and Mira. Ben tells Mira that Nita could be her missing daughter Antoinette, but convinces her that they should first undergo a DNA test to which Mira willingly agrees.

On the other hand, Ben tricks Danica into thinking that his plans to investigate Mira and Nita’s past will work to her advantage and regain Arturo’s (Zoren Legaspi) love in the end. He offers to sell her the results of the DNA in exchange for a huge amount of money.

Unknown to Ben, he will also uncover secrets of his own concerning his family.

To whom will Ben agree to give the results of the DNA test? And what could be the reason behind Ben’s determination in meddling with Nita’s life?

Nita Negrita also stars Joshua Dionisio, Lexi Fernandez, Rachelle Anne Go, Lollie Mara, Bubbles Paraiso, and Ms. Nova Villa.

Find out the answers to these questions on Nita Negrita, which airs weekdays after Alakdana on GMA Haponalo.

Lifestyle Network Enlivens Summer With a Thrilling Line Up

Get ready as Lifestyle Network, the premier lifestyle channel that enhances the lives of women, goes full blast this summer with the hottest and widest choice of shows - from fashion do’s and don’ts to summer getaway trips to hot tips on interior design - all wrapped into one cable network.

What’s new? Prepare as renowned interior designer Thom Filicia saves homeowners from their own bad judgment and disastrous decor in Tacky House. See if he can convince them to let him make-over their personally-designed rooms starting April 7, 9p.m.

Other must-see shows are the Style Star (April 7, 11 p.m.) and the all new season of F.A.S.H (Fashion and Style Hub) (April 28, 10:30 p.m.). These shows guarantee to dish out the hot new trends fresh off the runway and the fabulous fashion sense of your favorite A-list beauties.

Get tips or general information about home and lifestyle with Martha (April 11, 7p.m.) now on its sixth season. The domestic diva promises more inspiring and affordable homemade ideas for good living. While Rachael Ray (April 11, 4:30p.m.) continues to bring her warmth and no-fuss attitude into the homes of millions of viewers with her signature quick meals, celebrity surprises and provocative discussions in her program's fifth season.

Lifestyle Network also showcases the third season of The Doctors, premiering on April 11, 12:30p.m. Catch them as they give viewers a source of reliable medical and health advice, dispensed daily by a distinguished panel of “on-call” professionals.

From fashion to home living how-to guides, Lifestyle Network's April offerings also include the all-new Ever Wondered About Food (April 9, 7p.m.) showcasing exciting curiosity as to where a dish came from and how it has progressed. One chef and one scientist combine the delights of cooking with the technology, history and science behind each recipe.

And who says series aren’t part of Lifestyle Network’s usual programming? Watch out as Lifestyle Channel proudly presents Alter Eco, an eco lifestyle and makeover series presented by actor Adrian Grenier and his team of green activists, experts, and friends, premiering April 8, 10p.m.

Lifestyle Network also takes part in the Holy Week celebration as it airs the movie Pope Pius XII (April 3 and 10). James Cromwell stars in this incredible tale of a priest who steered the Church through the years of darkness during the Nazi era. Another award-winning movie to catch is Crown Prince (April 17 and 24). Watch the story unfold as the man with the vision and ability, Crown-Prince Rudolf, son of fabled Empress Sisi, leads his Empire into the 20th century.

The premier lifestyle channel also flaunts its fabulous line up of travel specials that are sure to enlighten viewers on whether to save or splurge on great trips this summer. Top 20 Travel Tips (April 10,8p.m.) offers latest information worth knowing before you plan your next trip. Also, join host Giada De Laurentiis on the mythical Greek island of Santorini for a passionate discovery of the food, culture and breathtaking scenery in Giada in Paradise (April 17, 8p.m.). Check out as Deborah Fewell visits some of the coolest surf towns, hottest waves and sumptuous foods across America in Surf and Turf (April 24, 8p.m.).

Think you got them all? Be ready for even more entertaining summer TV as Lifestyle Network also presents style and entertainment specials.

Don’t miss behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage of Ruby: My Naked Truth (April 9, 10:30p.m.). See how some child stars learned to work with the camera before they could even speak in Growing Up Fabulous: Top 10 Celebrity Kids (April 16, 10:30p.m. All are also invited to witness the hectic planning of famous Clean House yard sale diva Trish Suhr before her big wedding day. Watch Marry Me In Mexico: Trish’s Dream Wedding on April 30, 10:30p.m.

Completing Lifestyle Network’s fun-filled summer treat is Jerseylicious star Alexa Prisco as she work her glam fairy magic in the makeover special Glam Fairy Special (April 23,10:30p.m.) and the madness of celebrity interior designer Jen Kates and her crew as they bring Jen’s creative brilliance to life in Design Crazy (April 16, 11p.m.).

For more details, tune in to Lifestyle Network SkyCable Channel 52 or log on to Lifestyle network is now available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'Magic Palayok' Dominates Its Timeslot With High TV Ratings

GMA Network’s daily primetime series Magic Palayok dominates its timeslot with consistent high TV ratings based on household data from the more widely recognized industry ratings supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

Magic Palayok remains to be one of the most watched primetime soaps on the Telebabad block. It has beaten all counterpart programs pitted against it with a Mega Manila household rating of 23.9 percent versus ABS-CBN’s Mula sa Puso 11.6 percent on March 28. This impressive lead continued on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after its posted 23.5 percent on March 30, 10.6 percent on March 30 and 18 percent on March 31.

The telefantasya, which is created by the GMA Entertainment TV Group, never ceases to provide a unique blend of charm, entertainment and magical treat for audiences of all ages. Viewers especially the younger ones are fascinated on the adventures of Cookie (Angeli Nicole Sanoy) and her Magic Palayok.

This week, Cookie is back under the care of her wicked aunties, Yvonne (Cherie Gil) and Natasha (Chynna Ortaleza). This came after Natasha discovered that Ricky (Frank Garcia) was just pretending to be Cookie’s real father, Richard Cruz. With a heavy heart, Cookie must return and live again in their mansion.

To cheer her up, Natasha and Yvonne bring Cookie in a carnival. Here, Cookie meets a magician named Kardo. They get along instantly and Cookie completely enjoys his company.

Their conversation is abruptly cut short when Cookie hears the name of Richard Cruz being paged in the area. Cookie quickly runs towards the customer service and upon her arrival, she sees Kardo claiming he is Richard Cruz!

Will Cookie’s search for her missing father finally ends? Is Kardo the real Richard Cruz?

Magic Palayok airs Mondays to Fridays before 24 Oras on GMA.

“Us Girls” Tesys New Loveteam of Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo

Are they for real or just for reel? Find out if there’s more to the fresh and hot new love team of Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo this Thursday, April 7, in “Us Girls.”

Join host Chesca Garcia-Kramer as she tests the lead stars of the box-office hit “Catch Me…I’m Fallin” to see how deep their current relationship is at the present.

Adding star power to this week’s episode is drama princess and dance floor diva Maja Salvador. Maja is the week’s special co-host as Iya Villania remains on a US tour.

She may play a firm and no-nonsense rebel in the teleserye “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,” but Maja’s definitely out to show her girly side with Chesca and Angel Aquino. Catch them feature fresh swimsuit tips, tricks and techniques plus dazzling new bag designs on “Us Girls” opening salvo this April.

Don’t miss “Us Girls” this Thursday, April 7, 9:30pm on Studio 23.

Charice Stars in Hollywood Action-Comedy Film "Here Comes The Boom"

Charice is again doing a new Hollywood film titled "Here Comes The Boom" according to her manager Grace Mendoza.

"Here Comes The Boom" is an action-comedy film which will be topbilled by Mexico-born actress Salma Hayek and comedian Kevin James.

Completing the cast are Henry Winkler, Joe Rogan, Bas Rutten, Alexandra Bussel, Germaine de Leon, and Shelly Desai.

Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Around the World in 80 Days, Click) is directing from a script written by Kevin James and Allan Loeb.

The movie is about a music teacher (played by Kevin) who becomes a mixed martial arts fighter in order to raise money that can help save his school's music program.

Charice is reportedly playing the role of Malia, one of the students in the movie.

The film is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2012.

Meanwhile, Charice is slated to appear in Glee Season 2's Episode 17 titled "A Night of Neglect."

TV5′s Latest Letter to The MTRCB Regarding Jan-Jan Incident

The Kapatid Network promises reforms to avoid the controversial March 12 episode of Willing Willie to happen again.

Below is the letter sent by TV5 to MTRCB on April 4, 2011:

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board

Dear Chairman Llamanzares:

We wish to thank the MTRCB for giving us an opportunity to be heard and for withholding judgment on our network, the producers and Mr. Willie Revillame until after due process is observed. While many comments have been made on the controversy, it is important for us to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. For this reason, our network is currently conducting a thorough investigation on the matter.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TV5, I have been tasked to lead the investigation together with our Chief Legal Counsel and newly appointed Internal Ombudsman, Atty. Christine C. Ona. We wish to inform the Board that we are now in the final stages of the investigation. We humbly request, however, that we be given a few more days to complete and prepare our report to the Board on the said investigation. In the meantime, we hope you will allow us to quickly recount what we have done so far.

Last March 28, we expressed our sincere and deep apologies for the segment of “Willing Willie” featuring the 6 year-old Jan-Jan Suan which viewers may have found offensive or in bad taste. We wish to reiterate that the program was conceptualized to provide wholesome entertainment, bring hope and shine the spotlight on ordinary Filipinos. We provide the participants a venue to show their talents, share their stories, express their messages and make their dreams come true. It is not our desire to humiliate, abuse or take advantage of any participant in the program.

Beyond issuing an apology, we immediately implemented the following measures:

1. Caused the preparation of stricter guidelines on the appearance and performance of minors, particularly children, on all TV5 programs.

2. Required that all “Willing Willie” auditions as well as auditions of other TV5 programs be supervised by TV5 representatives designated by the TV5 Ombudsman.

3. Appointed an internal Ombudsman to review any incidents of this nature and to whom any complaints may be referred for immediate disposition.

4. Imposed a moratorium on the participation of minors in all contests and game shows on TV5 until such time that the preceding measures are fully in place.

Additionally, we have created our Standards Compliance Group to formulate and periodically review our network’s new broadcast standards and policies, as well as monitor compliance therewith. The Standards Compliance Group shall consist of two units - the Standards Advisory Board and the Compliance Unit.

The Standards Advisory Board shall be chaired by TV5’s Chief Operating Officer and shall include a psychologist, a creative director, and a children’s communications expert. As of today, Ms. Feny Bautista, the president of the Philippine Children’s Television Foundation and Dr. Camille Garcia, a child psychologist of the DOH-licensed Clinic of the Holy Spirit, have accepted our invitation to be part of the said board.

The Compliance Unit shall be headed by the TV5 Ombudsman and composed of at least ten monitoring and compliance officers. They shall have authority to review all programs, plugs and other non-program materials aired on TV5, as well as on AksyonTV, Radyo5 and Sports5.

We are taking positive action, not only to prevent the occurrence of any similar incident, but to uplift our standards especially with respect to children and minors. With the steps we are taking, we hope to be the least frequent visitor to the MTRCB among the major networks.

As for Jan-Jan, we wish to tell the Board that our network, with the approval of his parents, has engaged a team of psychologists to attend to the boy’s needs.

Finally, TV5 reaffirms its commitment to responsible broadcasting. We wish to assure the Board that we are not taking the incident lightly and we will be taking appropriate action after our investigation is completed. We join the Board in its concern for upholding contemporary Filipino cultural values; hence we are extending our full cooperation to the MTRCB in the performance of its mandate.

Very truly yours,

Executive Vice President and COO




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