Al Qaida Statement: Revenge for Osama bin Laden's Death

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Al-Qaeda confirms the death of their leader Osama bin Laden on Friday, May 6, through an online statement posted on militant websites by the al-Fajr Center (Al-Qaeda's online media distribution network), apparently designed to ask followers to remain united and powerful despite its founder's demise.

The extremist Islamic group also pledged to continue on the path of jihad (holy war) against the U.S. and its allies.

The Al-Qaeda statement entitled "You lived as a good man, you died as a martyr" reads:

"The blood of the mujahid (holy warrior) sheik, Osama bin Laden, may God have mercy upon him, weighs more to us and is more precious to us and to every Muslims than to be waster vain."

"We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries."

"Soon, God willing, their happiness will turn to sadness."

These statement was issued in the name of the organization's General Command and dated Tuesday, May 3, the day after Osama bin Laden's death.

Despite these statement, the group did not name a successor to Osama bin Laden. But his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, is now the most prominent figure in the group and a likely contender to take his place.


Jodie Foster Directs Mel Gibson in "The Beaver"

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Academy award winning actress Jodie Foster directs and co-star at the same time with Mel Gibson in the movie "The Beaver".

"Acting and directing at the same time is a very bad idea, don't do it at home. My first movie (1994's "Little Man Tate") I acted and directed, I remember saying to myself "Hmmm, I'm not gonna do this again.It's tiring!" she admitted, following "But at the same time, you do manage to get the performance you were hoping for. "

Foster, who plays as Walter's befuddled wife, said "The film has a strange tone to it. It's challenging for an audience because it starts out on a light note and has a very high-concept tone in some ways, and little by little it sort of becomes darker fairly quickly."

The film stars Mel Gibson as Walter Black, a suburban family man whose paralyzing depression leads to a personality split: A blunt-talking, Cockney-accented beaver puppet becomes his alter ego and coping mechanism, much to the amusement and consternation of his family and co-workers - and eventually to his own horror.

The movie which is showing today in the U.S. also stars Cherry Jones, Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart among others.


The Beaver - Movie Trailer:





Pacquiao - Mosley Weigh In for Their WBO Title Fight on Saturday, May 7 at MGM Grand

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Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley weighed in for their Saturday fight in front of a standing-room only crowd at the MGM Grand Garden arena on Friday, May 6.

The 32-year-old Sarangani Congressman stripped off his red and blue track suit and stepped onto the scale wearing just his shorts and white socks as a roar went up from the mostly Filipino crowd.

"I believe Shane Mosley is a good fighter and he trained his hardest for this fight so I have had to train even harder," said Pacquiao.

Mosley, who arrived wearing a light blue track suit, said he could hear the roar of Pacquiao's supporters back stage.

39-year-old Mosley is hoping to dethrone Pacquiao who is making the second defense of his WBO title he won by beating Miguel Cotto in the same arena in November 2009.

"There are a lot of fans here and I hear a lot of Manny's fans. It will be a big task tomorrow when I fight Manny," said Mosley, who is the only boxer to beat Oscar de la Hoya twice.

Pacquiao tipped the scales at 145 pounds and American Mosley was 147 pounds.


AGB Mega Manila Ratings May 3 - 5: GMA-7 Dominates Daytime; Mara Clara Maintains Lead on Primetime

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from May 3 to 5, 2011 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

May 3, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 9%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 7.7%
4. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 6.6%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 6.3%
6. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 6.2%
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 5.9%
8. Face To Face (TV5) - 5.6%
9. Summer Power: Haba-Baba Doo! Puti-Puti Poo! (ABS-CBN) - 4.7%
10. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.4%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
2. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 12.1%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
4. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 10.1%
5. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 9.5%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%
7. Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 9.3%
8. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
9. Primetime Super Sine: Jaws 2 (TV5) - 8.1%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%

May 4, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 9.7%
2. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 7%
3. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 6.7%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 6.6%
5. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 6.3%
6. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 6.2%
7. Face To Face (TV5) - 5.3%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.5%
9. Ben 10 (TV5) / Summer Super Sine: Spawn (TV5) / My Princess ABS-CBN) - 3.9%
10. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) - 3.8%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
2. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 12.1%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
4. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 11.3%
5. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 9.9%
7. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 9.7%
8. Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 9.1%
9. Magic Palayok (GMA-7) - 8.2%
10. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 7.6%

May 5, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.3%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 8.3%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 6.9%
4. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 6.6%
5. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 6.4%
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) / Face To Face (TV5) - 6.1%
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) / Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
8. Ben 10 (TV5) / Summer Power: Daddy O Baby O (ABS-CBN) / Summer Super Sine: The Golden Compass (TV5) - 4.3%
9. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) / My Princess (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%
10. The Powerpuff Girls (TV5) - 3.9%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
2. Dwarfina (GMA-7) / Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
4. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 10.8%
5. Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 10.6%
6. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 9.9%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 9.2%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) / Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
9. Primetime Super Sine: Rush Hour 3 (TV5) - 8%
10. Magic Palayok (GMA-7) - 7.4%


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from May 3 to 5, 2011 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

May 3, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.3%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 21%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 17.7%
4. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 16.3%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 15.4%
6. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 14.9%
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 14.8%
8. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Summer Power: Haba-Baba Doo! Puti-Puti Poo! (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
10. Doraemon (GMA-7) / Kitchen Superstar (GMA-7) - 10%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
2. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 22.6%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) / Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 20.7%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.1%
5. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 19.6%
6. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 19.1%
7. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%
8. Magic Palayok (GMA-7) - 16.7%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
10. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 15%

May 4, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 22.8%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 17.1%
4. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 16.8%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 16.3%
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 15.3%
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 14.1%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
9. My Princess (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
10. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) - 9.9%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
2. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
3. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 22%
4. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
5. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 20.4%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 19.5%
7. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 18.8%
8. Magic Palayok (GMA-7) - 17.6%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
10. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%

May 5, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.3%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 19%
3. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 15.5%
4. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 15.2%
5. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 15%
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 14.1%
7. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 13.2%
8. Summer Power (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
10. My Princess (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
2. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 25.2%
3. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 23.9%
4. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
5. Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 21.5%
6. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 21%
7. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 19.8%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 19.6%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 18.7%
10. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Kantar Media/TNS National Household TV Ratings May 2 - 5: Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, Mara Clara, Eat Bulaga and Temptation of Wife Share Lead

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight survey of Kantar Media (formerly TNS) among National households on May 2 - 5, 2011:

May 2, Monday

Daytime:

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.1%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 14.4%
3. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 12.5%
4. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 12.4%
5. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) / Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 11.7%
6. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) - 11.3%
7. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 11.2%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 11%
9. Summer Power: Supahpapalicious (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
10. Doraemon (GMA-7) - 9%

Primetime:
1. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 30.6%
2. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 30%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 29.2%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
5. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 18%
6. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
7. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 16.7%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 15.4%
9. Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 13.7%
10. Mula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) / I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 12.8%

May 3, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 15.9%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.6%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 13.3%
4. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 12.8%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 12.1%
7. Summer Power: Haba-Baba Doo! Puti-Puti Poo! (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
8. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 10.9%
10. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) - 10.5%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 30.7%
2. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 30%
3. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 28.6%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
5. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 18.9%
6. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 17%
7. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 16.7%
8. Mula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
9. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 15.8%
10. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 14.4%

May 4, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.4%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 15.1%
3. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 12.9%
4. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 12.5%
5. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 12.4%
6. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 12%
7. Summer Power: Otso-Otso Pamela-Mela Wan (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
8. Alakdana (GMA-7) - 11.3%
9. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 11%
10. My Princess (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 30.7%
2. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 28.8%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 28.4%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
5. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 19.6%
6. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 17.8%
7. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 17%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 16.3%
9. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 15.3%
10. Mula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%

May 5, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.1%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 17%
3. My Lover My Wife (GMA-7) - 13.4%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
5. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 12.1%
6. Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) / Alakdana (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
7. My Princess (ABS-CBN) - 11%
8. Nita Negrita (GMA-7) - 10.9%
9. Summer Power: Daddy O Baby O (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%
10. Frijolito (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%

Primetime:
1. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 33.6%
2. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 32.7%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 32.3%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
5. Dwarfina (GMA-7) - 19.5%
6. Green Rose (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
7. Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 16.7%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 15.6%
9. Mula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) / Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 15.5%
10. I ♥You Pare (GMA-7) - 13.9%

Source: Kantar Media/TNS

Internet Kissing Machine Video: You can now have an intimate-as if-real kissing moment with your long-distance lover online

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Tired of waiting for your long-distance love to come home and have a good tactile moment with him/her?

Lucky you.

Japan, widely known for producing prominent consumer electronics, robotics and the automotive industry, have created a device that, potentially, could let you tongue-kiss someone over the internet.

Nobuhiro Takahashi, a graduate student of University of Electro-Communications is shown in a video demonstrating the device - which currently only runs through a single PC, but could be modified to work over distance.

Takahashi explains that kiss data can be stored and replayed, so you can experience the same smooch over and over.


Watch the video here:




GMA-7 "Heavyweights of May" Programs

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Get ready as GMA-7 presents their biggest, grandest and heavyweight lists of new shows this month dubbed as "Heavyweights of May" on GMA.



"Sabay-sabay ang pagbuhos ng marami at naglalakasang programa para sa inyo! Bilang pasasalamat! dahil Number 1 na tayo Nationwide mga Kapuso!"


TV SPECIAL

Pacquiao vs. Mosley Fight
May 8 at 9 a.m.


DRAMARAMA SA HAPON

Blusang Itim - Kylie Padilla, Frank Magalona, Winwyn Marquez, Carl Guevarra, Gary Estrada, Rita Avila, Jackielou Blanco and Marissa Delgado
May 16

Playful Kiss - Kim Hyun Joong, Jung So Min
May 30

Sisid - Jackie Rice, Dominic Roco and JC Tiuseco
May 30


TELEBABAD

Secret Garden - Jang Hyuk and Kim Sarang
May 2 after I Heart You Pare

Munting Heredera - Gloria Romero, Roderick Paulate, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Camille Prats, Katrina Halili, Mona Louise Rey, Kyle Daniel Ocampo and Barbara Miguel
May 9 after 24-Oras

Amaya - Marian Rivera, Glaiza de Castro, Sid Lucero, Mikael Daez and Rochelle Pangilinan
May 30


SABADO STAR POWER

My Chubby World - Renz Velario, Zyrael Jestre, Daniela Jessica Amable and Gianne Cutler
May 14 at 8 a.m.

Sabadabadog - Tonipet Gaba with four friendly mascots
May 21 at 8:30 a.m.
Andres De Saya - Cesar Montano and Iza Calzado
May 28


SNBO
Ground Zero: Sa Gitna ng Nagbabagang Mundo
May 1

Anatomy of a Disaster: Ang Puot ng Karagatan
May 22 after Show Me Da Manny

300 Kilometro: Ang Paglalakbay
Date and Time TBA


Kuya Kim Atienza Celebrates Mother’s Day with The Wild in ‘Matanglawin’

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There’s certainly no other person who can love the same way as a mother, but does the same apply when it comes to the fierce and the wild?

This Mother’s Day, Kim Atienza pays tribute to the dedicated mothers of the animal kingdom and shows you how similar they are to humans in another exciting episode of “Matanglawin” this Sunday, May 8.

Just like humans, animals seem to show compassion and also have mother’s instincts so when Legadema the leopard and Kamunyak the lioness found a baby baboon and a baby gazelle, they took them in as their own young.

Aside from this touching animal story, Kuya Kim will also introduces you to Dr. Geoffrey Carullo who acts as a mother to Scarlet, a dog crippled on all four of its legs.

And can a baby have more than one mother? Get to know babies who are taken cared of by whole communities!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the animal kingdom in the special episode of “Matanglawin” this Sunday, May 8, 9:30 AM, on ABS-CBN.


Sam Milby and Cristine Reyes Star on MMK This Saturday, May 7

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Sam Milby teams up with Cristine Reyes in tonight's episode of ABS-CBN's longest running real-life drama program Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK).

Ngayong Sabado, saksihan ang naiibang Sam Milby sa MMK.

Naiiba dahil sa unang pagkakataon, gagampanan niya ang isang karakter na kakaiba dahil sa kanyang itsura, at kakaiba dahil sa kanyang pinagdaanan at hinaharap na mga pagsubok sa buhay.

Nang dahil sa isang aksidente, masisira ang kanyang buhay at ang kanyang hilig sa musika.

Nasunog ang kanyang katawan, at nagkadikit-dikit ang mga daliri na dating sanay at gamay ang piano at organ.

Sa pagkawala ng kanyang gana sa buhay, makikilala niya si Andrea, na gagampanan ni Cristine Reyes. Maibabalik ba ni Andrea ang buhay kay Charles? Maibabalik ba ni Andrea ang pagmamahal ni Charles sa kanyang musika at ang kakayahan nitong magmahal muli?

Mae Cruz, ang siyang nag-direk ng Sarah Geronimo-Gerald Anderson movie na Catch Me… I’m In Love, ang siya ring nagdirehe ng episode na ito.


Synopsis:

Charles is a man full of dreams and love for music. But after a horrible accident, his body was burned all over including his fingers. Along with this, he lost his girlfriend Belle and even his passion for music. He lived life anew without music and without passion until he met Andrea, brought Charles back to music. Will Andrea make the music stay?


Trailer:





ShowbizBlogPh: Marian Rivera is Philippine Red Cross Newest Endorser

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Scoopbox: The Philippine Red Cross has chosen Marian Rivera as the newest endorser for Philippine Red Cross.


MB: Rachelle Ann Go - John Prats break-up, true! that is according to TV5's entertainment talk show Juicy! Express.

However, Rachelle persistently denies this issue saying, “Kasisimula pa lang ng lahat at tapos na agad? Hindi po totoo.

Rachelle who started dating John in November last year added that the rumor merely a figment of their critics’ imagination.


Star Cinema: In the Name of Love will have a premiere night on May 10 at SM Megamall. This Star Cinema 18th anniversary presentation which stars Aga Muhlach, Angel Locsin and Jake Cuenca will be shown at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles on May 28. It will also be screened at the Fox Theatre in San Francisco on May 29.


Sarah G.: Sarah Geronimo revealed that shew will temporarily leave showbiz. And, no, not because of intrigues. The Pop Princess and two-time Box-office Queen will study “Voice and dance lessons” in the U.S. for one month.


Mo Twister Posted on TweetDeck His Past Sweet Moments Together with Rhian Ramos

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After his emotional burst regarding the recent status of his relationship with Rhian Ramos on his late daily morning showbiz talk show Juicy! Express, DJ Mo Twister, using his Tweetdeck account, reminisces what were seem to be a happy days between him and a "girl" he religiously bids "goodnight" with.

Although, he didn't mention any name, it is very prominent that his long messages pertains to Rhain.


Here is Mo Twister's full TweetDeck entry:

I saw an old strand of your hair in the shower this evening. I miss you. Good night...

Ive been home for days in darkness. Not going outside in case you come home. Goodnight.....

Today I remembered when I picked you up at the Amsterdam airport. I had flowers, you were wearing all black. We kissed in public for the 1st time. It was amazing. Goodnight....

We spent the night on a bench in Central Park, right after going to the Apple Store at 2am to check the iPhone 4. I left a message in the inbox of the display phone for you to read. Please never forget. Goodnight....

I have mole right next to my upper lip. I always thought it was a blackhead but you insist it's a mole and kiss it all the time. Goodnight....

We used to do crossword puzzles side by side and even over the phone. We graduated into other things like Monopoly, Boggle, and Hidden Objects. These were simple games but we made an awesome team. I miss you, Goodnight....

Every country we visited, we kissed a lot. Especially reaching over the table at one of those fancy restaurants. We always kissed. There was never enough of it. Goodnight....

We checked into our hotel in Athens Greece and we told them we were on our honeymoon just so we could possibly get an upgrade. We ended even getting assigned a butler. We called for room service and the operator answered, "Yes Mrs Gumatay?" And you always got a kick out of that. Goodnight. I miss you....

You were intern 'Denise' on my the Podcast during the first week, taking calls and you were so good at it. You helped shape the story to make it interesting. Goodnight, I miss you.

I would never rudely wake you up. It was always a slow, gentle process. "Im sorry to wake you, my love." With hugs, kisses, and pats on the head. When you stand, I'd kneel down and put the sandals on your feet. every single time. I miss you. Goodnight...

I was in Paris, you were in Singapore. We were talking on the phone as we usually do and I wanted to get you a bag. So you went into the store and I went into the store to look at the same bag, style, and colour. When you decided which one you liked, I bought it, on the other side of the world. It was fun, because we made our distance closer and an activity I enjoyed together. Goodnight I miss you....

October 2010. Your birthday month. I made sure that every week you got some really great gift. Your birthday never ended. Weeks past, and I'd still greet you. I miss you. Goodnight....

Tosh.0 was favorite our show. We'd order some expensive restaurant delivery food, sit on our huge dining room and watch and laugh. Crab, we had crab, big ones. It didn't matter how much it cost, I would pay nearly anything to see you happy at home. I miss you. Goodnight....

You would write on the bathroom mirror with crayon. They were great pieces of artwork-worthy of the Louvre. And I never erased it. I'd hold on to it until the condensation would take it away. Then, you'd make your next creation. I especially loved the one when you drew an outline of me so when I got home, it said 'Stand here' and I'd stand in it. And there was a kiss waiting for me because of the position I was in. I miss you.Goodnight....

We were walking in Paris on our first night there and we came across a street called Rue De Rohan. We said, 'that's our street' because of the play on our names. We kept repeating the street name over and over throughout our trip. Goodnight, I miss you....

We first started holding hands in public that day we went to Ansons near Glorietta. I was really happy. We were holding hands in the car, we usually then 'break' when we get out. But today, you didn't care. You held it even inside and I was thrilled. A big victory that day. I miss you, Goodnight....

You were in New York for work, I was in Manila. I decided to make dinner reservations at Nobu in Manhattan. I booked a flight and headed 20hrs your way for dinner that night. I was already wearing a suit coat rushing from the airport because I didn't want to be late for this fancy restaurant, stormed into the hotel room to see if you were ready and there you were in your bathrobe. We could have missed our reservations and I wouldn't have cared, it was just great to see you. I miss you. Goodnight....

You came w/ me to a meeting for Podcast sponsors. I was supposed to make a presentation and as I tried connecting with them, you blurted out an idea of yours and they loved it. You started taking over the presentation and everyone was so amazed at what you had to say. Youre so smart and I miss you. Goodnight....

You got the new car and wanted so much to drive it. So we were in Tagaytay driving around and you did such a great job. Rarely was I ever scared, you were so happy about the car. I miss you, goodnight..."


Meanwhile, despite Mo Twister's public announcement of his current state of emotions, Rhian remained silent.

The actress still don't grant interviews, she is never seen in any TV show talking about her relationship with Mo. As a matter of fact, her first and last twitter post after their exchange of tweets (read related post HERE) last Tuesday night was on May 5 where she only said "my last goodnight."


Osama Bin Laden Escape Plan: He Thought He Can Be Saved by 500 Euros and Two Telephone Numbers?

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The Navy SEALs who attacked and killed Osama bin Laden found a 500 euros ($686) in cash and two telephone numbers stitched at his clothes in case he needed to run at any time from his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound.

At least five computers, 10 hard drives, guns and more than 100 digital media items, including disks, DVDs and thumb drives were also found at the site where the Al Qaeda leader was killed. These tons of evidences were brought by the SEALs, members of elite Team Six, all the way from Pakistan to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C.

CIA Director Leon Panetta said Osama bin Laden believed his connection was strong enough that he'd get a heads-up" before any U.S. army strike against him. He also said that bin Laden's confidence might have been the reason his compound was only lightly guarded.


Osama Bin Laden Wife Video

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Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah, 29 year-old Osama Bin Laden wife, was given as "a gift" to the Al Qaeda leader when she was 15.

Watch the video by clicking the picture below:




Michelle Madrigal Seduces Richard Gutierrez

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The supervillains are up against a stronger and more unified Liga ng Kalayaan as the rivalry between the two groups intensifies in the GMA teleserye, “Captain Barbell.

With the arrival of the new superheroes, Captain Barbell (Richard Gutierrez) instructs his team on their responsibilities as defenders of peace and justice. Everyone but Blue Cyclone (Michelle Madrigal) gives his word to their ringleader, while their newest member chooses to declare her feelings for Captain Barbell instead.

Blue Cyclone decides to run off and lures Captain Barbell into chasing her. Just when Captain Barbell has finally caught the mischievous superheroine, she removes her clothes and seduces the superhero.

Later on, Anita (Michelle Madrigal) discovers that she can put to death any man she kisses. Upon this shocking discovery, will Anita/Blue Cyclone transfer to the Puwersa ng Kasamaan? Will she share this news to the Liga or choose to protect her brother instead? The answers will be revealed this week in “Captain Barbell” right after “24 Oras.”


Stephen Moyer, Cam Gigandet Shed Their Vampire Fangs in “Priest”

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They both found fame playing vampires. Now, Cam Gigandet (“Twilight”) and Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood”) are on the opposite side of the fence fighting bloodsuckers in Columbia Pictures’ new supernatural action-thriller “Priest.”

Based on the popular graphic novel series written by Min-Woo Hyung, “Priest” is set in an alternate world - one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece, Lucy (Lily Collins), is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, Hicks (Gigandet), and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Priest learns of Lucy’s abduction from Hicks, the sharpshooting lawman of the tiny wasteland town of Augustine. A young man with a chip on his shoulder, Hicks is eager to prove himself worthy of his badge. “Hicks has had responsibility thrust upon him early in life,” says producer Michael De Luca. “It’s tough to walk the line of justice in the wasteland. But his father and his grandfather held the job before him. It’s his duty.”

Hicks’ involvement in the search goes beyond his professional responsibilities. He and Lucy were planning to be married. “Augustine is a small town in the middle of nowhere,” says Gigandet. “It’s not protected like the cities, so his responsibilities are even greater. It’s all about what needs to be done to survive. When he met Lucy, she opened his eyes to the idea of doing something because you want to. They were going to start a new life. But he gets drawn into another world and ultimately learns that the vampire wars are far from over.”

Bettany says Gigandet brought lightness to their scenes together. “Cam was so fantastic to work with,” says Bettany. “Priest is stoic, so he doesn’t really have an opportunity for humor. That all fell to Cam to provide. They have a grumpy father and son type of relationship.”

Stephen Moyer plays Owen Pace, Lucy’s father. “Owen and his family are people who’ve chosen to live outside the walls,” says director Scott Stewart. “The wastelands are a lawless place. It’s a very hard life and quite desolate.”

Moyer enjoyed the chance to play a character who could actually walk in the sun and didn’t require hours of special effects makeup for a change. “Owen is Priest’s brother, a scientist who works in an outpost way outside the city. It’s a godforsaken hole that my character has constructed. He’s got turbines and motors and he’s trying to grow things. It’s rather beautiful actually - kind of your dream cabin by a lake, only in the middle of a sunblasted desert.”

Opening across the Philippines on May 11, “Priest” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.sonypictures.com.ph to get the latest movie news, video clips, games and free downloads.



- Columbia Pictures Press Statement

Mother's Day Special This Saturday on "Wansapanataym"

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Isang Mother's Day special ang tampok na istorya ngayong Sabado sa “Wansapanataym" na pinamagatang "Vanishing Vanessa".

Iikot ang kuwento sa isang batang nangarap na maging invisible upang matakasan ang mga utos ng kanyang ina. Sa kanyang pagkawala, napagtanto niyang mahal pala siya ng kanyang ina. Pangungunahan ni Jacklyn Jose bilang Aling Ria, Cheska Billiones bilang Vanessa, Joy Viado bilang Yaya .

Wag palalampasin ang “Wansapanataym” ngayong Sabado ng gabi. Para sa karagdagang updates, mag-log on sa www.abs-cbn.com at sundan ang abscbndotcom sa Twitter.


Mo Twister Regrets Breaking-up with Rhian Ramos on Twitter

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DJ Mo Twister is reportedly devastated over her recent break-up with Rhian Ramos on twitter (read related post HERE).

Mo was a no-show on his radio program and late daily showbiz talk show Juicy! Express on TV5 last Wednesday. And when he showed up yesterday, Mo looked so troubled and depressed.

Before the live airing of the show, according to the show's staff, Mo broke was seen crying saying he regrets posting messages on twitter which his followers assumed pertains to his rumored girlfriend Rhian Ramos.

The DJ-host was given the chance to clear things out between him and Rhian and what was really happened on twitter by co-host Cristy Fermin but Mo barely expressed himself knowing that he could anytime break-down in tears on national television.

"This one, I don't know...medyo na-loss lang ako for words. Alam mo, you guys know naman how much si Rhian...

"Never naman akong nag-lunch kasama kayo, di ba?" Mo started saying, adding "I don't wanna talk. I dunno what happened. Maraming mga bagay...Siguro sabihin na lang natin na si... I dunno...

"Yeah, we still talk and okay naman... May pressure..."


“The King's Speech” Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas, Opens May 11

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Crowned as the Best Picture of 2010 at last February's Academy Awards, “The King's Speech” starring Oscar-winner Colin Firth, will open in Manila on May 11 exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma).

Firth plays King George VI, who, to overcome his stammer, is introduced to Lionel Logue, an unorthodox Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The two men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates, the new king relies on Logue to help him make a radio broadcast at the beginning of World War II.




Aside from copping the Best Picture prize, “The King's Speech” also won three other major Oscars – Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler), while cast members Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter earned nominations in supporting actor categories.

Rounding out the multi-award-winning cast are Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon.

Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice. After the death of his father King George V (Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of Prince Edward VII (Pearce), Prince Albert (Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England.




With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue. After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond.

With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.




Screenwriter David Seidler began reading about George VI after overcoming his own stammer during his youth and, using informed imagination, wrote about the men's relationship. Nine weeks before filming, Logue's notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script.


Pokwang Now Shouts ‘Happy Yipee Yehey!’

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Pokwang is ready to hop on the noontime block again this Saturday as the newest host of Kapamilya noontime show, Happy Yipee Yehey! Catch the show's grand welcome episode for Pokwang.

Pinaka-excited akong makasama ulit yung ating mga Kapamilya viewers, makatrabaho ulit ang mga staff kasi na-miss ko rin sila,” said Pokwang. The whole production team of Happy Yipee Yehey! is all set for Pokwang’s comeback , with new ideas and gimmicks. “Buhos ang effort ng mga staff para mapabongga yung pagbabalik. Bakit ganito ka-bongga? Pero alam ko naman na hindi nila ito ginagawa para sa akin kung hindi para sa lahat ng mga Kapamilya,” Pokwang added.

Pokwang is very excited and is looking forward to work with John Estrada and Bianca Manalo for the first time. Even if she feels nervous, the host-comedienne is confident that they will jive well as a group. Recently, the whole Happy Yipee Yehey! family had their team building in Subic, together with Pokwang.

Pinag-usapan namin kung paano mapapa-shine yung bawat isa. Di pwedeng isa lang ang mag-shine, para gumanda yung kalalabasan nung show,” Pokwang answered when asked what happened on the said team building.

Pokwang got to know some of her co-hosts better. “Si Kuya John may kakulitan talaga. Pero masaya talaga siyang kasama, mabilis mag-isip. Si Bianca naman, talagang beauty queen, kikay na kikay, talagang magkakasundo kami,” she said. Randy and Mariel, on the other hand, have worked with Pokwang in the past that’s why she’s very comfortable to be with them and is sure of their good “chemistry”.

Meanwhile, Pokwang is proud of her mansion-like new abode. She has a room for her child who already passed away, has a glamorous walk-in closet and a jacuzzi at the roofdeck. Pokwang plans to have a house warming party this month. She wants to invite her friends from Star Magic and of course her best friend, the Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.

When asked what’s new with her comeback, “Abangan nila!” Pokwang answered with a naughty smile.

Watch Happy Yipee Yehey!'s episode this Saturday. The party never stops when you're with your favorite noontime barkada - hosts Randy Santiago, John Estrada, Mariel Rodriguez and Toni Gonzaga, and Bianca Manalo, Melai Cantiveros, John Pratts, Jobert, Bentong and Matteo Guidicelli.

Don't miss Happy Yipee Yehey!, Mondays through Saturdays, after Showtime on ABS-CBN.

Bida Best Kapamilya!


American Idol Results: And the person leaving the idol stage is......

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....as expected - JACOB LUSK is eliminated.


Your American Idol Top 4 are:

Lauren Alaina

Haley Reinhart

James Durbin

Scotty McCreery


Lee DeWyze To Perform Live and Free in Manila!

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American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze will perform live in Manila for an album promo on May 7, Saturday, at the Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio at 8 p.m. and on May 8, Sunday, 7 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Lee DeWyze "Live It Up" album carries 11 tracks and each song, according to DeWyze, tells a story: the “free-wheeling” Sweet Serendipity, “romantic uplift” in Weightless, feelings of regret in Stay Here and Dear Isabelle, and “passionate urgency” in the piano-driven Me & Jealousy and Beautiful Life You.

My best memories are all connected to music and I want to create those moments for other people.” says DeWyze.


Lee DeWyze, 'Live It Up' Tracklisting

1. 'Live It Up'
2. 'Sweet Serendipity'
3. 'It's Gotta Be Love'
4. 'Dear Isabelle'
5. 'Beautiful Like You'
6. 'Stay Here'
7. 'Me And My Jealousy'
8. 'Brooklyn Bridge'
9. 'Weightless'
10. 'Earth Stood Still'
11. 'A Song About Love'


Manny Pacquiao Documentary “Ang Kamao: An ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Special Report” Airs This Sunday on ABS-CBN

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How did a former pandesal vendor become one of the greatest boxers of all time?

Get to know the Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao up close in Dyan Castillejo's special documentary Ang Kamao: An ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Special Report.

Get to know the people's champ's humble beginnings and find out what he went through to get to where he is now. How different is his life now and then? Watch Dyan's full report on Saturday, May 7, 4:15 pm.

After watching Manny's life story, watch how many Filipinos hope for better lives with the help of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or PCSO.

Ted Failon brings you the stories of Aling Bonifacia and Mang Macario, who have cancer and tumor respectively, and both patiently lining up at the PCSO office in hopes of getting financial aid.

There are thousands of Pinoys who line up to try their luck in the lottery, but how many of those lining up at the PCSO office are being aided? What is the agency's criteria in choosing those who will be granted financial help?

Find out in Failon Ngayon, 4:45 PM on ABS-CBN.

- ABS-CBN Press Statement

Shane Mosley PETA Ads: "I choose to fight. Dogs don’t. Dogfighting is for cowards. Don’t do it."

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Dogfighting is dirty, it’s cruel, and it’s a loser’s game,” says boxing champ Shane Mosley in new the new PETA public service announcement on television.

He might not be the hometown favorite when he squares off against Manny Pacquiao this weekend, but “Sugar” Shane Mosley will be gaining fans left and right with his new anti-dogfighting ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. In the ad, the World Boxing Association welterweight super champion poses in the ring alongside the words “I Choose to Fight. Dogs Don’t. Dogfighting Is for Cowards. Don’t Do it.”

The new campaign also includes a 25-second public service announcement (PSA) for TV. In the TV spot, Mosley explains, “My opponents and I know that when we step into the ring, we choose to be there and that if we don’t come out on top, we can at least walk away. Dogfighting isn’t like that.” He concludes, “Dogfighting is dirty, it’s cruel, and it’s a loser’s game.”

Dogfighting is a vicious blood sport that leaves animals mangled and maimed. Even though it is illegal in the Philippines, dogfighting continues to thrive and is kept hidden from public view. PETA has seen dogs after they were forced to fight - they are left ripped apart, bloody, soaked in urine, unable to walk, and covered with cuts, bruises, and scars. The “losers” of these fights are often killed by their handlers.

Mosley joins a growing list of athletes and other celebrities - including Tito Ortiz, Ron Artest, Michael Strahan, Mac Danzig, Carey Hart, and many more - who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against animal abuse.


ABS-CBN Sizzles National TV Ratings for April

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ABS-CBN Corporation topped the national TV ratings in April, taking a double digit lead in primetime, which is the most important timeblock and when advertisers place most of its spot buys or commercial load.

Based on Kantar Media's report, ABS-CBN continues to beat all networks on primetime with an audience share of 43 percent in April, or a 13 point lead over GMA Network's 30%.

ABS-CBN secured nine out of the ten most watched programs for April, excluding the Holy Week when advertisers discount the holidays in doing their media plan and local networks don’t do regular programming.

“Mara Clara,” the country's most-watched primetime teleserye for the past months, tied with weekend top-rater “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on the number one spot in April both with an average national rating of 32.5%

“Mutya,” on the other hand, claimed the second spot with 30.8% followed by Coco Martin starrer “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin” (30.7%) and the country’s number one talent-reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” (29.3%).

“TV Patrol” (25%), which recently delivered its successful coverages of the Royal Wedding between Prince William of Wales and commoner Catherine Middleton, and the beatification of Blessed John Paul II, remains to be the undisputed and most trusted primetime newscast in the country.

Other shows in the top ten are “Wansapanataym” (24%), “Rated K” (21.8%), and the recently concluded soap on vampires and werewolves in “Imortal” (21.5%).

Overall, ABS-CBN's national audience share for April reached 36% vs GMA’s 34%.

Kantar Media started releasing its Philippine television audience measurement data in February 2009 with panels composed of 1,370 representative households covering urban Philippines and reporting on seven sectors namely the National Capital Region, North Luzon, Central Luzon, South Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Kantar Media’s current subscribers include ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, Adformatix, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, and Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation. They also include pan-regional networks likes CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, and Sony Pictures Television International.

ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court.

The consolidated net income of ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, jumped by P1.5 billion or 87% to P3.2 billion in 2010, a record-breaking performance for the Kapamilya network. ABS-CBN delivered consolidated revenues of P32.2 billion from advertising and consumer sales, posting an increase of P7.3 billion or 30% year-on-year.


GMA-7 Dominates NUTAM Ratings for April

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GMA-7 maintains its foothold in national ratings amid aggressive competition from other broadcast networks, based on figures from the most widely accepted ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

Based on household data surveyed in National Urban Philippines from April 1 to April 30 (with 24 to 30 based on overnight readings), GMA-7 garnered 33.2 household audience share points, higher than ABS-CBN’s 31.3 and TV5′s 14.8.

The Kapuso Network also dominated the list of overall top 30 programs in National Urban Philippines with 20 entries, topped by the Philippine TV premiere of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes‘ movie You To Me Are Everything, which scored a household rating of 34.0 points.

In Urban Luzon, which comprises 77 percent of total television households nationwide, GMA-7′s lead over competing networks remained at double digit levels. The Kapuso Network sustained its strong ratings performance in the said area with 36.8 share points, 10.4 points ahead of ABS-CBN’s 26.4; and 20.6 points ahead of TV5′s 16.2.

In viewer-rich Mega Manila, which covers 58 percent of total television households nationwide, GMA-7 garnered 37.6 share points, 12.8 points up from ABS-CBN’s 24.8; and 20.5 points higher than TV5′s 17.1.

Nielsen figures also show that among the three networks, GMA-7 was the only channel in Mega Manila that made a leap in weekday primetime (6:30 to 11pm) this April relative to March. GMA-7′s audience shares climbed by 2.8 points from 34.1 in March to 36.9 share points in April. Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s audience shares dropped by 2.0 points from 33.5 in March to 31.5 in April; and TV5′s audience shares fell by 3.4 points from 20.9 in March to 17.5 in April.

Furthermore, nationwide ratings data from January 1 to April 30 (with April 24 to 30 based on overnight readings) show that GMA-7 delivered superior performance in audience shares with 33.6 points, up from ABS-CBN’s 31.7 points and from TV5′s 15.1 points.

For the same period in Urban Luzon, GMA-7 registered an imposing 37.1 share points, higher than ABS-CBN’s 26.7 by 10.4 and TV5′s 16.9 share points by 20.2 points.

Year to date figures for Mega Manila show that GMA-7 posted 38.2 audience share points versus ABS-CBN’s 25.1 and TV5′s 17.7 for a lead of 13.1 and 20.5 points, respectively.

GMA-7 President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. said that GMA-7 continues to lead in the ratings, despite the efforts of competition. “We are extremely grateful to the growing number of viewers who subscribe to GMA-7 programs making us number 1 nationwide. We will continue our efforts towards ensuring the delivery of unbiased and relevant news and public affairs programs from our News and Public Affairs Group as well as innovative programs from our Entertainment TV Group,” Duavit said.

This month, GMA-7 will be launching seven new network-produced programs, two Koreanovelas, public affairs specials and will be airing the year’s most anticipated boxing match.

The line-up includes the Koreanovela Secret Garden, Munting Heredera, Blusang Itim, Andres de Saya, Sisid, My Chubby World, Playful Kiss, the Pacquiao-Mosley fight, Ground Zero, Sabadabadog, Blessed: John Paul II and the grand premiere of GMA-7′s biggest television production to date, Amaya on May 30.

The Nielsen TV Audience Measurement used by GMA is subscribed by 21 companies including two other local TV networks, namely, TV5 and Solar Entertainment; Faulkner Media; CBN Asia; 13 advertising agencies and three regional clients. On the other hand, ABS-CBN is the only local network reportedly subscribing to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

In Mega Manila alone, the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement has a sample size of 880 homes as compared to Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Nationwide, Nielsen has a total sample size of 2,005 homes compared to the lower sample size of 1,370 utilized by Kantar Media.


Kim Chiu Reunites Romantically with Gerald Anderson?

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Is it true that Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson have rekindled their interrupted romance?

Rumors have it that during the recent Star Magic Tour in New York, Kim and Gerald became so sweet to each other which led to speculations that the two decided to reunite romantically.

But Kim is prompt on denying the issue and clarified that she and Gerald are just friends.

Bakit naman may ganoon? Siyempre wala. Siyempre magkaibigan kami and ang nangyari, wala na yon, kalimutan na natin ‘yon. Masaya naman kami ngayon,” she said in an interview with SNN”

In his separate interview with SNN, Gerald also denied the issue.

"Sa ngayon, wala po, pareho po kaming single and 'yon nage-enjoy po lang kami ngayon,” he said. "Masaya kaming pareho, single si Kim, single ako. We're just happy na 'yon for this year."

Photo credit: Star Cinema

PBA Commissioner’s Cup Update: Talk N Text Lead Against Barangay Ginebra 3-1

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Talk N Text climbed out of a 17-point deficit to pull off a 91-84 victory over Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-7 finals duel for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title.

Making up for his sorry performance in the first half, import Paul Harris poured 23 of his 26 points in the second half to help Talk N Text nab its 3rd win against Ginebra in the series.

Harris’ performance overshadowed the awarding of Ginebra’s Nate Brumfield, who was picked as the conference’s “Best Import."

Talk N Text also received a big boost from its locals with Jason Castro, Ryan Reyes, Ranidel de Ocampo, and Conference Best Player Jimmy Alapag making significant contributions.

Castro scored 16 points while Reyes, De Ocampo and Alapag chipped in 11 points each.

Brumfield, which served as the barometer of Ginebra’s performance, could only muster 15 points.

Mark Caguioa scored 15 while Ronald Tubid and Willie Miller tallied 11 points apiece.

The Texters, the reigning Philippine Cup champions, now hold a commanding 3-1 lead against the Gin Kings and is just a win away from grabbing the Commissioner's Cup title.

The series will resume on Friday at the Araneta Coliseum.


New “Green Lantern” Trailer Hits The Web

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Warner Bros. has just greenlighted the new and much improved trailer of the eagerly awaited action-adventure “Green Lantern”.

Watch it here:




Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”).

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Reynolds).

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Campbell directs “Green Lantern” from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.




The film also stars Blake Lively (“The Town,” TV’s “Gossip Girl”) as the spirited Carol Ferris, a test pilot and the heir apparent to her father’s aviation company; Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education,” “Flightplan”) as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) as Sinestro, Jordan’s powerful mentor in the Green Lantern Corps; Jay O. Sanders (“Revolutionary Road”) as Carl Ferris, Carol’s aircraft designer dad; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars” Episodes II and III) as Abin Sur, Jordan’s alien predecessor; Taika Waititi (TV’s “The Flight of the Conchords”) as flight navigator Tom Kalmaku, Hal’s good friend and confidante; Jon Tenney as Martin Jordan, Hal’s idolized father; Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as enigmatic government scientist Amanda Waller; and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) as Hector’s influential father, Senator Robert Hammond.

Opening across the Philippines on June 16 in 3D, 2D and regular format, “Green Lantern” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

- Warner Bros. Press Statement

Rhian Ramos - Mo Twister Break-up on Twitter

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Rhian Ramos reportedly broke-up with DJ Mo Twister on twitter last Tuesday night.

The exchange of tweets among the two celebrities became sensational among their thousands of followers last night. It started when Rhian Ramos (@whianwamos) allegedly tweeted and then erased the following:

Exactly 1yr of being together, we have broken up. Thank you for loving me. It had amazing moments and I’m sorry..

The message is purportedly for rumored boyfriend DJ Mo Twister.

DJ Mo replied in wonder: “Really? Twitter” seemingly dumbfounded that Rhian Ramos just broke with him via Twitter.

DJ Mo then tweeted again: “You told me its your job to be single and desired, but what about the hearts you break along the way?” and then followed by “i can drown in tears all day or work & pretend im not the shell of the person ive been all week….”.

After a few minutes, Rhian Ramos tweeted: “what the heck is everyone saying that i tweeted?” as if she’s not the author of the previous message that was posted on her Twitter account. She then followed it with an accusation: “well thank you for breaking into my twitter. nice job. i hope you get all the sympathy you hoped for.”

DJ Mo answered back: “@whianwamos wow! are you implying now its me who did it? what else do you want to throw at me today? im just reacting to your tweet and now job is whats the link? i wasnt the one who did everything for the job.”

Rhian Ramos then addressed her tweet to everyone, saying: “and to the rest of you, mind your business, i’ve been harassed enough for today, thank you. as if would really publicize my personal life? as if i’m the one that is known to want to be a part of every scandal? thanks.”

Rhian Ramos denied that she tweeted the “break-up tweet” after one of her followers asked if it’s true: “and anong ‘break-up tweet- break-up tweet’ ang sinasabi niyo. didn’t he say i wasn’t his girlfriend.”

Mo Twister then tweeted the following: “there are a few people i wont fight here on twitter & one of them is you. i think ive been thrashed and lied enough to today. im done here & i wont argue w/ you. i hope your thailand trip last holy week went well.

Yesterday, Rhian tweeted about abuse: “when abuse goes on for a year it makes you realize that you’re willing to sacrifice and become the collateral damage to get yourself back

In Mo Twister’s statement yesterday, on the other hand, he denied that he broke up with Rhian via Twitter:

for those asking and writing, i DID NOT breakup w/ Rhian via Twitter. This is absolutely the LAST THING i would have ever wanted us to encounter. Many of you dont know me personally or you may have an idea of what i may be like from what you hear, but this is a tragedy to me and one of the darkest moments of my life. I love Rhian dearly, much more than any of you will ever be aware of. She was the closest person to me and losing that is the WORST thing that can happen to anybody. So all these headlines saying that I broke up with her here are wrong. We are going through something that I am very sadden about, devastated. I would give anything to have my friend back.”


‘Hawaii Five-O’ Premieres Tonight on Velvet

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Velvet proudly launches new shows this summer!

Relive the ‘70s classic detective show as Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin) and his partner Danny Williams (Scott Caan) solve crimes and murders around the island in Hawaii Five-O.

Catch the two-hour premiere of Hawaii Five-O on Velvet tonight, May 5, at 8 p.m.

For more details, tune in to Velvet (SkyCable Channel 53), the country’s premium general entertainment channel, or log on to http://velvetchannel.multiply.com. Velvet is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide.


Freestylers and Madrigal Siblings Enter Pilipinas Got Talent Grand Finals

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Definitely expect the unexpected in the country’s number one talent-reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” as tension and surprises filled its first results night for the season. After the overnight voting, breakdancing group Freestylers led nationwide votes that automatically gave them the first grand finalist slot.

Judges, on the other hand, must choose whom between Rico the Magician and the Madrigal Siblings, who ranked 2nd and 3rd place in text votes, will also make it to the grand finals. Kris Aquino and Ai Ai delas Alas obviously succumbed to the pressure brought about by the tough choice they have to make as both judges suddenly burst in tears upon giving their comments. In the end, the Madrigal Siblings made the cut. The two acts will now advance on the grand final alongside other grand finalists to be named in the coming weeks.

PGT continues to be the country’s number one reality-talent show. Last Saturday, PGT scored a national TV rating of 27.5% versus rival shows “Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho” (16.5%) and “Talentadong Pinoy” (6.2%). It also ruled last Sunday when the show rated at 22.4% nationally versus “Show Me Da Manny” (10.2%), according to Kantar Media/TNS.




This Saturday, May 7, who among semi-finalists (clockwise, L-R) Virgilio Del Carmen Jr., B4, Angel Calalas, Skeights, Fernan Santuyo aka Madonna Pianista, and Lapinid Sisters will make to to the finals?

If you want to watch the show live at the PAGCOR Grand Theater, just go to ABS-CBN Center Road on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5 from 1 PM to 4PM to get free tickets.

Don’t miss “Pilipinas Got Talent 2” airing every Saturday and Sunday, 8:45 PM on ABS-CBN.


GMA-7 Brings Inspiration To The Entire Family with 'Munting Heredera'

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GMA-7 brings to light an inspiring new addition to its primetime block with the premiere of its newest and pioneering family drama this year, Munting Heredera. It will replace Dwarfina beginning May 9 on GMA Telebabad.

With its enlightening and equally heartwarming plot, this latest Kapuso offering tells of a grandmother’s search for the missing piece in her life, her “munting heredera”.

Portraying the lead character of Doña Anastacia, a self-made, widowed businesswoman, is revered veteran actress and one of the original Philippine movie queens Ms. Gloria Romero, who makes her first appearance in a Kapuso teledrama.

The award-winning actress lends her expertise in acting, which has earned her acclaim in movies such as Dalagang Ilokana, Nagbabagang Luha, Magnifico, and Tanging Yaman, to this original drama meant to portray familial issues in a modern Filipino setting.

Playing equally significant roles are Mark Anthony Fernandez as Jacob, Doña Anastacia’s only grandson; Camille Prats as Sandra/Susan, Jacob’s girlfriend; Katrina Halili as Lynette, an ambitious former entertainer; Luz Valdez as Marya, Doña Ana’s best friend and executive assistant; Gabby Eigenmann as Desmond, Claire’s husband and Jacob’s unproductive cousin; Leandro Baldemor as Philip, a doctor and Lynette’s lover; Ynez Veneracion as Claire, Desmond’s manipulative wife; Neil Ryan Sese as Simeon, a man secretly in love with Sandra; and Tween Stars Krystal Reyes as Gemma, Lupita’s deprived but hardworking scholar; Kristoffer Martin as TJ, Rachel’s co-scholar and love interest; and Joyce Ching as Kyla, Desmond and Claire’s arrogant daughter.

Asian Television Awards Best Actor and former notable child actor, Roderick Paulate takes on the important role of Manny, a closet homosexual math teacher whose yearning for a child will push him to adopt a child.

The Kapuso Network also proudly introduces three of its newest young discoveries, Barbara Miguel as Calilla, Kyle Daniel Ocampo as Michelle, and Mona Louise Rey as Jennifer. After a series of rigorous auditions, these three equally talented girls have earned their way towards becoming the next Kapuso child sensation, possibly joining the ranks of Buboy Villar, Jillian Ward, and Angelie Nicole Sanoy.

One will claim to be the heiress to Doña Anastacia’s wealth. Born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, she grows up to be as arrogant and selfish as her mother, whose manipulative ways managed to deceive everyone in their family.

Another will grow up wanting and lacking in many things in life. Through an unexpected unfolding of events, she will be mistaken as the real daughter of Sandra (Camille Prats) and Jacob (Mark Anthony Fernandez), the biological parents of the missing heiress.

Finally, the true “munting heredera” is raised in the humble yet loving arms of her adoptive parent. She lived the first few years of her life completely unaware of her true identity, and the vast fortune that awaits her. But in the end, fate will lead her to where she truly belongs, and claim what is rightfully hers.

Directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Maryo J. delos Reyes, the genius behind widely commended films Magnifico and Kamoteng Kahoy, and written by Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan, Munting Heredera tackles universal issues concerning each member of the family. As the show actively follows the lead character’s search for her “munting heredera”, discover how a family once torn apart by pride, selfishness and greed can still be restored by love, forgiveness, and faith.

The search for the “Munting Heredera” begins May 9 right after Captain Barbell on GMA Telebabad. It can also be seen worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV, the network’s flagship international channel, beginning May 11.

- GMA-7 Press Statement

GLEE Season 2 'Rumours' Recap

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In this episode, Mr. Schue knows he needs to devote the lesson to the album, Rumors! The Episode features the music of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie. Yep, that is Fleetwood Mac, people. The videos of the original band are featured in the recap.

Terri Schuester and Sue have a clandestine meeting at the mall coffee shop, and Sue announces the return of The Muckraker, the school newspaper devoted to anything but the facts. Sue continually changes her costume to stay secretive. The first edition is out, and it creates some struggles in the choir room, as Santana isn’t pleased Brittany mentioned ‘she plays for the other team.’ And a blind item about a blond cheerleader slipping out with a big-lipped blond sets Finn off. He assumes Quinn is cheating with Sam.

April Rhodes returns to town, following the failure of her all-white production of The Wiz. She is broke, and needs to make some money. Mr. Schue talks to her about her new show, and also shares about the kids fighting. April reminds him about Fleetwood Mac and the Rumours album, written to stave off internal struggle. Mr. Schue knows he needs to devote the lesson to the album! He and April sing Dreams, the great song written by Stevie Nicks.

Brittany is chatting wit Artie, who is slowly losing his cool. She tells him she isn’t cheating with Santana, cause it can’t be cheating with another girl. Artie’s disappointment turns to anger, and he calls her stupid. She leaves crying so Artie can sing Lindsey Buckingham’s Never Going Back Again.

Finn and Rachel plan a stake out to catch Quinn. He is worried since Quinn cheated so often previously. As he and Rachel talk about loyalty and Karma, he sees Sam come out of a hotel room, and he isn’t alone. Kurt follows him out.

The kids sit around the lunch table, discussing whether Sam might be gay, or if Kurt would cheat on Blaine. All based on rumour, started by Sue’s newspaper. Soon we are in the choir room with Brittany and Santana, and Santana does a beautiful job with Christine McVie’s Songbird.

Brittany and Santana discuss going public with their relationship, and Santana is unsure. Brittany hopes to help her out of the closet. Rachel goes to Kurt to talk about his affair, and Kurt tells her it’s not true, and all the gossip is taking time away from preparing for Nationals. He’s having none of it. Later, Rachel is with Finn on another stake out, and Finn still worried about Quinn. As tensions grow, we hear Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain in the background.

Brittany joins the staff of the Muckraker and is interviewing Mr. Schue for the paper, asking provocative and inappropriate questions. He knows Sue is behind it. He goes to call Sue on her treachery, and she turns it on him. Finn and Quinn meet in the hallway, calling one another on reports in the paper. They start to disagree, and soon they are singing a duet of the Stevie Nicks song, I Don’t Want To Know.

April and Mr. Schue sing an original song for April’s return to Broadway. Miss Pillsbury watches as April asks Mr. Schue to go with her to Broadway, although Schue says no. He wants to stay around for the kids in the Glee club. Later in the faculty room, and Miss Pillsbury is eating unwashed grapes, and Mr. Schue takes notice. She is taking her medication and her therapy seriously now. She tells him it was him who inspired her, and she wants to do the same, and see him go to Broadway with April. He says no, he fears losing the kids and her, and they saved his life a year ago. Back in the Glee room, Rachel steps up to sing the amazing Lindsey Buckingham song, Go Your Own Way.

The kids cheer it on, but Quinn isn’t happy Rachel sang that song to her boyfriend, Finn. Rachel isn’t pleased, and she tries to call Quinn out about her cheating with Sam. All of a sudden, all the kids are involved, and Sam has to stand up and tell them he isn’t cheating with Quinn nor Kurt. He was just getting some help, since his father lost his job. Kurt was lending him clothes, and Quinn helped with babysitting. They were at the hotel, cause that is where his family is living now. He storms out of the room, and the kids sit there sheepishly.

Terri and Sue have a drink with April, and they tell her about the plan to lie about Mr. Schue in the next Muckraker. Rachel and Finn go to see Sam, and hear about how his family has lost everything. He is there with his sister and brother, who look like two little Sams. They give him back his guitar, which he had sold to a pawn shop. He cries, for the first time. So do I. The next day, the kids are asking Mr. Schue about his plans for Broadway, and he says he wants to stay with them. Sam comes in with his brother and sister, and asks to do a song, Don’t Stop, written by Christine McVie.

Don’t forget to tune in to Glee Prom Queen episode next Tuesday, May 10.

By Noelle at Rickey

Bangkok Has The Wolfpack Now in ‘The Hangover Part II’

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Before, it happened in Vegas. Now, what will happen in Bangkok is even more outrageous!

In “The Hangover,” the Las Vegas shenanigans of the Wolfpack - Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha - stayed in Vegas. This time, in “The Hangover Part II,” the gang travels to exotic Thailand for a bachelor party that’s supposed to be subdued and safe. However, things don’t always go as planned.

“The Hangover” was released in 2009 and took the world by storm - becoming the highest-grossing R-Rated comedy of all time and winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture-Musical or Comedy. Though the laughs were nonstop, it was not just the jokes that made it so appealing; it was a group of actors who were believable as friends and whose chemistry onscreen just clicked.
It sounds corny, but it’s kind of a dream situation to work on a movie that’s a genuine comedy and going to work with people you like,” Galifianakis says. “It’s really, really cool.”

All involved were thrilled that the first movie connected with audiences around the globe. “I think physical comedy is pretty universal,” Galifianakis posits. “Also, you’re pulling for these guys. In spite of everything they go through, they’re really just trying to have a good time. That’s the common theme in these movies.”

And, also, the hook of the movie is that it’s a kind of a whodunnit mystery,” Bradley Cooper adds. “So, there’s not just a bunch of comedy set pieces. It’s a movie that has a real engine. If you took all the comedy out, it could play as a thriller. It’s sort of hitting on those two marks.”




In “The Hangover Part II,” the characters follow the same trajectory as on their last adventure, but this time they’re in the exotic international city of Bangkok, Thailand. “[Director] Todd Phillips first became inspired by thinking of where they could go next,” says producer Dan Goldberg. “And every time you said Bangkok, for whatever reason, people would go, ‘Wow, that’s great.’ So, Todd and his co-writers, Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong, did a ton of research on the real Bangkok and a story started to take shape that was different but definitely in the spirit of the first film.”

To me, location is one of the movie’s main characters,” Phillips attests. “Vegas was such a big part of the first one and, for this one, it was really about finding a city or a place where when you say the word it means something. Once we decided on Bangkok, that pretty much defined the movie. It just sounds like trouble, especially for our guys.”

There’s also something to just being in a foreign country and feeling adrift and untethered and helpless in a place where you don’t speak the language,” says Helms. “You don’t understand the customs. You’re not familiar with the food. They’re fundamental things that are all of a sudden different and it throws everything off-kilter, even more than usual.”

They’re kind of flying without a net and that allows for us to do more crazy things or put bigger obstacles in front of them and that’s really the point,” Phillips says.

It’s a totally new story,” Cooper describes. “There are new characters, but also some characters that come back. What we all love about it is you’re getting the same flavor that you felt in the first one, but we’re all focused on telling a new story. To me, it feels like we’re all trying to solve the puzzle together.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “The Hangover Part II” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

- Warner Bros. Press Statement

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