Azkals vs Kuwait World Cup Qualifiers Live Streaming

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The Philippine Azkals football team tries to make history anew as they go head-to-head with Asian football powerhouse Kuwait in the second round of the World Cup Qualifiers.

Catch the first leg of this exciting match-up tonight, July 23, as ABS-CBN Sports beams the match live from Kuwait on ABS-CBN Channel 2 at 11:30pm. The match will be aired again on Sunday, July 24, at 9:30am on ABS-CBN, 3pm on Balls Channel, and 10pm on Studio 23.

Fresh from a triumphant effort against Sri Lanka in the first round, the team led by the Phil and James Younghusband, Neil Etheridge, Chieffy Caligdong, and Angel Giriado went straight to training and preparation for Kuwait, which is currently ranked 102nd in the world.

Although entering the field as underdogs, the 159th ranked Azkals are dead set in continuing their rise in the international football scene and bringing glory to the nation.

The current success of the Azkals has boosted the popularity of the sport of football in the country. While more and more people are gaining interest in playing and/or watching the sport, the team's players are also enjoying celebrity status, with some of them already becoming product endorsers.

ABS-CBN Sports is also credited for bringing the Azkals' matches to free TV, enabling Filipinos to see and support the team whether in home or away games.

Leg two of Philippines versus Kuwait will happen on July 28 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. ABS-CBN Sports will air this match live on Studio 23 at 5:30pm with replays on July 29, 3pm on Balls Channel and on July 30, 7am on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

Vanilla Ice Predicts Justin Bieber Downfall

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Rob Van Winkle, widely known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, who dropped a remarks that Justin Bieber's fame seems all too familiar and warns the teen pop sensation it's going to end soon, claims his statement have been taken out of context.

The rapper - who himself has fallen on hard times since the peak of his fame in the early 1990′s - allegedly even went as far as to say the downfall would be "entertaining to watch" when asked for comments about what he thinks lies in store for Beiber.

I mean, I did 'Ice Ice Baby' when I was 16. So I can kind of relate a bit… Sold over a hundred million records. And I had a weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn't know who I was, what's my purpose in life… So my prediction about Bieber is that he's going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years because he's had such success as a child act… You know, then something else new will come along and he'll be forgotten and he can try to put all the pieces back together, so it's going to be entertaining to watch."

After the comments went viral, Vanilla Ice immediately did some "too-good-to-believe" back pedaling. He told press that not only does he know Bieber and his parents, but he was only seeking to give the child star some advise to spare him future upset:

I think he's talented. What you guys might have picked up on is that I was giving him advice - when you're a child star, it's hard to figure out your purpose in life. Not just with me, but if you follow other child stars, like Britney Spears, who's now doing great. There's a transitional period after such tremendous success that you have to figure out your life. There's a real life after all this entertainment."

McDonald’s Net Income Grows 19%

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McDonald's reported higher than expected earnings for its second quarter, driven by strong global growth. Comparable sales and store traffic increased across all segments, the fast-food giant said. Shares jumped 2.7% as a result.

Net profit was $1.4 billion, or $1.35 per share, up from $1.2 billion or $1.13 per share in the year-ago quarter.

Sales increased 16% to $6.9 billion during the quarter, as global comparable sales increased 5.6%.

Analysts were expecting profit of $1.28 per share on revenue of $6.6 billion.

Operating income grew 34% in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment, led by strong sales in China.

Robust performance in France, the U.K. and Russia led to a 24% increase in Europe (19% excluding currency impacts), and in the U.S. operating income grew 6%. New items like the strawberry lemonade and fruit and maple oatmeal were among the most successful in terms of domestic sales, the company said, along with McDonald's core products, the Big Mac and the Chicken McNugget.

"I am pleased with our second quarter performance and confident that the united efforts of our owner-operators, suppliers and employees will drive profitable growth for our shareholders over the long term, despite the continuing challenges of our economic environment," said McDonalds CEO Jim Skinner. "As we begin the third quarter, our momentum continues with July global comparable sales expected to be between 4 and 5%."

The company said it returned $1.4 billion to shareholders in buybacks and dividends during the quarter.

- Heather Struck, Forbes

Oslo Blast at Prime Minister's Office Suspected Al-Qaeda Attack

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OSLO (Reuters) - A huge explosion wrecked government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, injuring several people, a Reuters journalist said from the scene.

The cause of the blast was unknown but the tangled wreckage of a car was outside one building and the damage appeared consistent to witnesses with that from car bombs. Police and fire officials declined comment on the cause.

The blast blew out most windows on the 17-storey building housing Stoltenberg's office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire.

Heavy debris littered the streets and a tall plume of brown smoke over the city centre.

A Reuters correspondent counted at least eight injured people. Norwegian news agency NTB said that Stoltenberg was safe in the blast, which happened around 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT).

"It exploded - it must have been a bomb. people ran in panic and ran. I counted at least 10 injured people," said Kjersti Vedun, who was leaving the area.

NATO member Norway has sometimes in the past been threatened by leaders of al Qaeda for its involvement in Afghanistan. It has also taken part the NATO bombing of Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi has threatened to strike back in Europe.

However, political violence is virtually unknown in the country.

David Lea, Western Europe analyst, at Control Risks said: "It's very difficult to tell what has happened. There certainly aren't any domestic Norwegian terrorist groups although there have been some al Qaeda-linked arrests from time to time.

"They are in Afghanistan and were involved in Libya, but it's far too soon to draw any conclusions."

- Source

John Pratts and Bianca Manalo Lips to Lips Kissing Incident Caught on Camera

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"Happy Yipee Yehey!" (HYY) hosts John Pratts and Bianca Manalo gamely kissed each other Friday, after their co-host Pokwang teased them.

Not even their distance in location can delay this much-awaited moment. John was in San Juan for his segment "Ikaw Ang Bida" while Bianca was at the HYY studio.

At the start of the show, Rico J.Puno boldly asked John if there's already something going on with him and Bianca. John admitted Bianca is his big crush.

Meanwhile, John is set to dance with the Freestylers on "HYY" and three special guests - Erik Santos, Kiray and Marcelito Pomoy will belt it out with the gang this Saturday, after "Showtime" on ABS-CBN.

Marian Rivera Answers Heart Evangelista's Accusations

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One day after Heart Evangelista's much talked-about presscon where she revealed her version of the story with regards to ongoing rift with "Temptation Island" co-star Marian Rivera, the latter has decided to release a press statement, through her manager Popoy Caritativo, not to belied Heart's accusations that she was "attacked, shouted at, and verbally threatened" by her but to send her love and gratitude to those who believe in her and support her despite these accusations.

To quote:

I have spoken with Marian earlier and we have decided that for the sake of peace and out of respect to GMA, she will no longer speak about this incident so that the issue can be put to rest.

She has already said her piece on this matter before and has already moved on from it.

Although it's hard for her to remain silent, she knows that there are times that peace is the better option. So she chooses peace.

And she hopes that her supporters and fans would respect her decision. Marian sends them her love and gratitude. Thank you."

Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks Both Dream of Becoming the First Pinoy NBA Player

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UAAP rookies Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. who are regarded as the two must-watch players in the UAAP and the next big things in Philippine Basketball scene, can also be considered as the best young guards in Asia.

According to Jaemark Tordecilla of InterAKTV, Ravena's performance in the 2010 FIBA-Asia Under-18 Championship earned him a spot in the tournament's mythical five, while Parks represented the Philippines in the Nike Global Challenge, a gathering of the best young hoopsters from around the world.

Their performances have turned heads stateside. Parks, who played most of his high school basketball in his father's hometown of Memphis, was a highly-touted college basketball prospect before deciding to attend National University. In fact, last year, with his UAAP fate still in the balance because of residency issues, he signed a letter of intent with US NCAA Division I school Georgia Tech.

But while his current goal is to lead NU to the championship, Parks said he hasn't quite closed the door yet on his dream.

"I'd want to be the first Filipino in the NBA," he said in an interview before the season. He knows that while being part of the NU program is the best thing for him right now, he is still open to other opportunities down the road. He is planning to travel and train abroad in the off season to get better and pursue his dream.

For now, he is using the experience of playing in the Philippines to toughen up.

"Here in the Philippines, there's more grabbing, and I have to go through that every single game," he said. "As a matter of fact, in the San Sebastian game [in the preseason], when the referee wasn't looking, a guy punched me in my balls!"

"I don't think they would do that in the States."

Ravena, meanwhile, said that he had previously spoken to American scouts about his future beyond Philippine shores. Like Parks, he dreams of making it all the way to the Association.

But he also realizes that pursuing that dream would mean leaving the comforts of Loyola Heights, which has been his home for most of his young basketball career. He said he's open to leaving if a good Division I program were to offer him a scholarship.

"Hindi ka naman siguro pwedeng mag-college dito sa Pilipinas, tapos mag-e-enter ka ng NBA draft," he said. "So kailangan mo talagang mag-college dun para makapag-NBA."

It's news that could make Blue Eagle hearts blue, but Kiefer said that the Ateneo community would understand.

"If any Division I school gets me [to play for them], Ateneo would be really proud because they were the ones who honed me," he says.


Dog Bites Shark Video

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The amazing video footage of a dog attacking a shark under water on the Australian coast has become a huge internet hit.

The footage shows two dogs swimming in the ocean near the West Australian town of Broome.

The dogs appear to be herding several sharks towards shore, when one suddenly ducks under the water and attacks a shark.

At the end of the video the dog emerges from the ocean and shakes the water from its fur.

There was no word on the fate of the shark.

The video has now been viewed nearly 30 million times on YouTube.


Watch the video below:




Star Wars: The Old Republic Collectors Edition, Out Now!

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The Star Was: The Old Republic alleged box art and Collector's Edition information have been leaked. According to a Polish website, the pre-order for SW:TOR, the new massively multiplayer online role playing game from Electronic Arts and BioWare will begin Thursday, July 21. Keep in mind that none of this has been confirmed, but according to the leaked image, the Collector's Edition will include:
  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectible metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
  • Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom Security Authentication Key (i.e. Authenticator)
  • Exclusive Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High-Quality Collector's Edition Box
The Collector's Edition will also include seven digital items:
  • Flare Gun: Fire flares into the air
  • Training Droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
  • HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
  • HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
  • STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spun-ky droid to join your adventures
  • Exclusive Collector's Edition Store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items
The Collector's Edition is currently priced at 150 Euros, which would be about $220 USD.

It's also been stated that there will be a head start period for those who pre-order
SW:TOR. Standard pre-orders will get a three day head start, while those who pre-order the Collector's Edition will get a six day head start.

- Source



UAAP and Watsons Hold Hands to Promote Health, Scholarships

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Manila, Philippines –The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and Watsons Personal Care Stores on Monday formalized their partnership for the 74th season of the UAAP.

Watsons will be selling limited edition hand sanitizers in 4 different scents that feature the UAAP teams for the duration of the basketball season.

Sanitizers for the Adamson Falcons and Blue Eagles of the Ateneo de Manila University will feature the ocean fresh scent, while those for the Fighting Maroons (University of the Philippines) and Red Warriors (University of the East) will feature the candied apples scent.

The sanitizers for the Green Archers (De La Salle University) and Raging Tamaraws (Far Eastern University), meanwhile, will be done in a vanilla and lime scent. The NU Bulldogs and Growling Tigers (University of Sto. Tomas) will be featured in a peach nectar scented sanitizer.




Geraldine Baula, Watsons brand manager, said the UAAP hand sanitizers will be sold in Watsons stores in Luzon starting the first week of August.

"We are selling these hand sanitizers for P60 each, with a center percentage of the proceeds going to the UAAP to finance their scholarships," Baula said.

The hand sanitizers also aim to promote a healthy habit among the players and fans.

"Everything starts with clean hands," said Arnie Hernandez of ABS-CBN Licensing.

Baula said that 10% of the sales from the hand sanitizers will be going to the UAAP.

Watsons is also planning to release special edition hand sanitizers for the UAAP Final 4 teams.

SONA Speech 2011 Leakage

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MANILA, Philippines - To prevent a repeat of President Benigno S. Aquino III's State-Of-Nation Address (SONA) speech being leaked to media ahead of schedule as what happened last year, Malacañang on Thursday said it was undertaking several measures to keep this year's SONA speech under wraps until Monday, July 25.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda assured the public that the government was doing everything to prevent the President's SONA speech from being prematurely leaked to anyone.

"We've discussed several measures on how to avoid a leakage. It's now being finalized to make sure that what we'll be doing will not be prematurely leaked to anyone," Lacierda said.

It may be recalled that President Aquino had ordered an investigation as to how his 2010 SONA speech was allegedly leaked to a television network who posted a copy in its Facebook account shortly after he delivered it in the House of Representatives in July 2010.

Sam Pinto on Alden Richards' Date Invitation: "Sure, ano gagawin natin?"

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"Sure, ano gagawin natin?" asked Philippines' Sexiest Woman Sam Pinto on Alden Richards' friendly date invitation.

The 18-year-old Kapuso tween heartthrob, who's now being dubbed as the "Pambansang Dimple," openly admitted on national TV his crush on Sam and his intention to take the number one sexiest out on a date.

"It's super flattering. Pati mga bagets, nagkaka-crush sa akin. It's really cute, really cute," reacts Sam.

But does Alden have a chance for a date with Sam? Is it a yes or a no?

"Of course. It's a friendly date, so why not? That's a yes!" Sam smiles.

Sam also relates the time when Alden was forced to face a TV crew for an interview with her.

"Ini-interview ako nung time na yun, tapos hinila namin siya. E, wala pang makeup, naka-T-shirt din siya. So, hiyang-hiya siya, namumula, sobra. Ang cute!"

Claudine Barretto Covers StarStudio Magazine

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StarStudio Magazine features former Kapamilya star Claudine Barretto on the cover of its August 2011 issue.

In a nine-hour interview, Claudine tackles all the nasty issues and rumors that have been thrown her way: on alleged extra-marital affairs with Martin Castro, Atong Ang and Jinggoy Estrada; break-up with husband Raymart Santiago; financial troubles, drug use, gambling addiction, weight gain, and career slowdown—and admits she’s still recovering from the betrayal by trusted friends. In this issue, she also talks about her reconcilation with sister Gretchen.

The August 2011 issue also features the new, P20-million, five-level dream house of Pokwang. The home, which has a roofdeck jacuzzi and six-car garage, is a testament to the Happy Yippee Yehey host’s hard-work and a reward for all the hardships she’s been through.

There is also a special folio, “Life Inside Rehab”, on stars who have, or are, trying to find the road back: Baron Geisler, Cita Astals and Jiro Manio, plus other interesting features.

Get your copy of StarStudio Magazine’s August 2011 issue now. For more information follow @StarStudioMag on Twitter, or Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/StarStudio.Magazine.

Katy Perry Leads 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with 9 Nominations

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Katy Perry, with 9 nominations, led this year's nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Perry is nominated for Video of the Year and Best Female Video for "Firework," Best Pop Video for "Last Friday Night [T.G.I.F.]," and Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Special Effects for "E.T." featuring Kanye West and directed by Floria Sigismondi.

Her video for "Teenage Dream" is nominated for Best Cinematography.

In her twitter account (@katyperry), the singer shows her excitement saying, "OMG! I just got word that I'm nominated for 9 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!!! I'm kinda speechless/nervous/turned on! NOW it's up to YOU to VOTE!"


Here is the complete list of this year's nonimees for MTV Music Awards:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Tyler, The Creator “Title: Yonkers”
Katy Perry “Firework”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Beastie Boys “Make Some Noise”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry “Firework”
Beyonce “Run The World (Girls)”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green “F*** You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”
Justin Bieber “U Smile”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz “6’7’”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Title: Look At Me Now”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On”

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack “Give Me Everything”
Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Britney Spears “Till The World Ends”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Wiz Khalifa “Title: Black and Yellow”
Tyler, The Creator “Yonkers”
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown “My Last”
Kreayshawn “Gucci Gucci”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
The Black Keys “Howlin For You”
Foo Fighters “Walk”
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant “Shake Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake “Moment 4 Life”

The MTV VMA’s will be air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Heart Evangelista - Marian Rivera Feud Continue: "Papatayin ka ng mga fans ko!" - Marian to Heart

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Heart Evangelista breaks her silence on the unresolved feud between her and Marian Rivera that allegedly started during the shooting of their movie "Temptation Island" in Ilocos Norte.

In the ongoing presscon being held at Barrio Fiesta in Greenhills, Heart, who is with her mother Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco who also got involved in the issue. (Read related story HERE), and her two lawyers Atty. Archimedes Gonzales and Atty. Camille Sevilla, admits that a friction really happened between her and Marian Rivera on the last two days of shooting of "Temptation Island."

Heart says that it all started when she said in an interview she was excited to work with Dingdong Dantes, Marian's real-life boyfriend.

According to Heart, she was attacked twice, shouted at and verbally threatened by Marian.

Heart revealed that Marian told her "Papatayin ka ng mga fans ko!"

Atty. Archimedes Gonzales, meanwhile, issued this statement at the presscon: "My client has been portrayed as the assailant. This is false. She was not the assailant but the assailed. She was not the offender, but the victim... My client and I hope that after this, it will not be necessary to seek recourse in the courts."

"Kaya kami nandito siguro is just to air na lang my side. Masama lang po talaga ang loob ko dahil nabaligtad na po ang sitwasyon." said Heart who further revealed that the incident put her so much trauma and made her lost several TV and movie projects and product endorsements.

Shamcey Supsup All Set for Miss Universe 2011 Pageant

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Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup, the country's representative to the upcoming Miss Universe 2011 pageant to be held in Brazil in September, started to prepare for the said much-awaited event.

Supsup revealed that her training includes following a strict diet to gain more weight.

I have to drink milk twice a day. I have to eat more protein or less carbs. Pero I still eat rice. I think I’ve gained weight already. From 105 lbs, I’m now 112 lbs. They want me to gain more like siguro mga 3 lbs na lang,” she said.

Supsup said that although her training regimen is stressful, she gets through it because of the support that she receives from her friends.

The training is stressful. But what makes it more bearable is having friends with you. Nakakatuwa. Kahit ako ang unang ipapadala, lahat sila kasama. Kasama ko sila sa Spanish class, kasama ko sila sa Portguese class, sa gym. Ang mga kasama ko sila ang nagpapagaan ng lahat ng trainings ko,” she said.

Supsup said that she is nervous and excited about the pageant.

Yung excitement at kaba magkahalo na. But then I always tell myself na you just keep your faith and if it’s God’s will, then it will be given to you as you long as you’re ready for it,” Supsup said.

Brian Viloria to Fight Against Mexican Giovanni Segura

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World Boxing Organization (WBO) Flyweight champ Brian Viloria is being challenged by Mexican hard-hitter Giovanni Segura.

Segura is the WBO “super” champion in the light-flyweight class and his being that makes him a rightful challenger to Viloria, according to the WBO.

Reports from the US say that Zanfer Promotions and Team Viloria have agreed verbally to make Segura as the next foe of the Hawaii-born Filipino.

Zanfer holds promotional rights over Segura and Julio Cesar Miranda, who lost the WBO fly diadem to Viloria in Honolulu over the weekend.

Segura has a 28-1 win-loss card with 24 knockouts and is coming off nine straight wins, all by knockout.

After dropping a decision to Cesar Canchilla, Segura and Canchilla meti n a rematch and Segura avenged his defeat by knockout.

Two of the 29-year-old Segura’s KO victims include Filipinos Juanito Rubillar and Sonny Boy Jaro.

Segura, nicknamed The Aztec Warrior, is confident Viloria will become the third as he knows Viloria very well, having sparred with the 30-year-old Sydney Olympian in Los Angeles many years ago.

Viloria reigned as WBC light-fly champion from Sept. 2005 until August 2006, making only one successful defense, a close decision over Jose Antonio Aguirre.

Hopefully, I’ll have more fights, more title defenses here (in Hawaii),” Viloria told David Reardon of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Charice, Illuminati Member?

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After the release of her hit song "Pyramid," where she had to do the pyramid sign, rumors started to circulate that Charice is a member of the group Illuminati, a Latin word which means "enlightened" which objective is to take control of the world.

"Illuminati" is used to refer to a purported conspiratorial organization which acts as a shadowy "power behind the throne," allegedly controlling world affairs through present day governments and corporations.

Charice is quick to belied the issue saying she is, in no other way, connected to the organization.

"...bakit naman ako magiging member? porket kanta ko po'y Pyramid, member na? hehehe. pero ayon.. hindi po," she posted on her twitter account.

"What's up with these news and people saying about Illuminati?! Again, I am NOT part of it. So just please, get a life and grow up. Thank you." she added.

Pyramid or eye is a symbol or sign of Illuminati.

"Glee The Concert 3D Movie" Trailer and Publicity Photos

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20th Century Fox brings in a unique concert experience in “Glee The 3D Concert Movie” this coming September. TV’s most electrifying singing group steps up on stage to give fans their glee of a lifetime in the immersive magic of 3D.


On stage is the eclectic mix of the singing teens of Glee Club’s New Directions whom every fan roots for on the phenomenal tv show. Recently concluded Glee Live! U.S. tour has been recorded in 3D for the widespread passionate international Gleeks and non-Gleeks alike to experience dance and music like never before. Discover the Glee Club anew on stage for a unique concert tour, showcasing the best pop songs ever, from Lady Gaga to Michael Jackson to Queen with amazing behind-the-scenes footage.




This group of lovable teen outcasts who were encouraged by their vocal coach and each other’s work to reach their star potential has reached ultimate dream, they have made it to the big screen!


Glee The Concert 3D - Movie Trailer:



Discover the ultimate Glee theatrical experience with family and friends in 3D on September 21.

'American Idol Tour 2011' Live in Manila!

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Are you ready, Manila, for the "American Idol Live! Tour 2011?"





On September 20, Tuesday, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum, ETC, Jack TV and Ovation Productions bring you "American Idol" Season 10’s Top 11 finalists to amaze, dazzle and enthrall us with hit after hit song from the beloved reality show. For the first time in Asia, catch Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone, Fil-American Thia Megia, and Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery.

Usually only the Top 10 of the season go on tour but due to a save by judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, Abrams joins the group of talented finalists on tour.

Performing all on one stage, the Top 11 cover a wide range of musical genres from country, pop, jazz to rock. Watch as your favorite Idol’s perform fan favorites from the show, duets and medley’s of today’s hottest hit songs as well as a few original singles from their individual solo projects.

Media partners for "American Idol Live! Tour 2011" in Manila are 2nd Avenue, DIVA Universal, Universal Channel, Talk TV, BTV and Solar Sports. Tickets priced at P12,000.00 for VIP, P11,500.00 for Patron A, P10,000.00 for Patron B, P7,500.00 for Lower Box VIP, P5,500.00 for Lower Box Regular, P3,500.00 for Upper Box A, P1,500.00 for Upper Box B and P700.00 for General Admission.

For reservations and inquiries please visit any Ticketnet outlet or online at www.ticketnet.com.ph

Ayala Malls Cinemas Welcomes Cinemalaya at Greenbelt 3

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For the first time-ever, Cinemalaya opens two major venues for its 7th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, “SEE THE UNSEEN”. Aside from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, it is now also held at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati.

As Nestor Jardin, Cinemalaya Festival Director, had put it – finally their dream of coming to Makati is now a reality. Having Greenbelt 3 Cinemas as a second major venue for the festival is part of the vision of Cinemalaya organizers to make the Festival more accessible to the growing number of audiences that attend Cinemalaya. Ayala Malls Cinemas on the other hand is more than honored to host the prestigious Cinemalaya Festival as it brings the best cinematic works from various talented Filipino filmmakers.

Greenbelt 3 Cinemas will show an all-digital film featuring nine (9) New Breed Full Length films, ten (10) Short Feature Films, eight (8) NETPAC premieres, four (4) Focus Asia (featuring films from Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan) and four (4) Directors Showcase. “Bisperas” by Jeffrey Jeturian, “Busong” by Auraeus Solito, “Isda” by Adolfo Alix Jr. and “Patikul” by Joel Lamangan.

Cinemalaya officially opened in Greenbelt 3 Cinemas last July 16 with the film, MASKARRA by the acclaimed director – Laurice Guillen who also is the Festival Chairman of Competition. The film is a tribute to the late Johnny Delgado which stars Shamaine Buencamino, Tirso Cruz III and daughter Ina Feleo who also wrote the screenplay.

Visit www.sureseats.com for more information on the 7th Cinemalaya schedule at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas. You may also reserve and purchase tickets in advance through the website. Cinemalaya will run at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas from July 16 to July 24.

Pakyaw Unveils Latest Black Bag Promo

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Attention, retail risk takers and online deal daredevils - Pakyaw’s Black Bag promo is now here.

So what’s in the Black Bag? This is the question that many members of the Pakyaw community would undoubtedly ask upon seeing a photo of the mystery package that the online group-buying site is currently putting up for grabs. It’s a raffle promo with a twist, because those who sign up will get the chance to buy the Pakyaw Black Bag for Php2000 via credit card at the Pakyaw site.

Black Bag mystery items - which could be anything from an out-of-town trip to a fabulous dinner at your favorite restaurant - would surely be worth the money you’ll be shelling out for the black bag. There will be five Black Bag Promos from July 19 to August 21, and it’s definitely something that you don’t want to miss out on.

The first Black Bag Promo starts on July 19, so for those of you would like to have a shot at winning purchase rights for this great deal, here’s how:

Step 1: Register for Pakyaw

1. Go to www.pakyaw.com.ph.
2. Click “register” on the upper right-hand corner of web page. This will take you to the registration page of Pakyaw.
3. Fill in the required spaces with personal information – name, birthday, gender, email address, phone number, username and password.
4. Click the box to agree to all Pakyaw Terms and Conditions.
5. Click register.
6. Check your email inbox for a verification email from Pakyaw. Click on the link provided to verify your email address.
7. You are now a member of Pakyaw and have the chance to refer friends to register as well.


Step 2: Opt-in to participate in the Black Bag Promo

1. Click on the Black Bag promo box on the upper right hand portion of the home page of Pakyaw, which will take you to the black bag deal page for that week.
2. To opt-in to participate in the promo for that given week, click the red “BUY” button. There is no cost to opt-in and the price on the deal page reads P0 (zero).
3. Once you click “BUY”, a thank you page will appear, confirming that you have opted-in to the promo. You will also receive an order confirmation in your “My Pakyaw” account.
4. In order to participate in each week’s black bag draw, members will have to repeat this process for opting-in for the chance to buy the bag each separate week.


Are you willing to take a chance on Pakyaw? Who will be the very lucky winner of our very first Black Bag Promo? What do you think is in the Black Bag? So many questions, so little time. Sign up now and be a part of the most exciting promo to ever hit Pakyaw!

For more information, please visit www.pakyaw.com.ph.

Kapamilya Stars Dominate Yes! Magazine Top 20 Endorsers for 2011

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Yes! Magazine has just released their list of Philippines' Top 20 Endorsers for 2011.

8 Kapamilya stars dominate the Top 10 spots while overall list shows 17 Kapamilya stars are the most trusted and most credible endorsers for the year.


Here is the full list:

1. Kris Aquino
2. John Lloyd Cruz
3. Sharon Cuneta
4. Piolo Pascual
5. Carmina Villaroel/Zoren Legaspi
6. Marian Rivera
7. Kim Chiu
8. Robin Padilla
9. Sarah Geronimo
10. Judy Ann Santos
11. Vic Sotto
12. Anne Curtis
13. Angel Locsin
14. Boy Abunda
15. KC Concepcion
16. Ryan Agoncillo
17. Dingdong Dantes
18. Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo (tie)
19. Jericho Rosales and Michael V. (tie)
20. Ai Ai delas Alas and Derek Ramsay (tie)

Haboob Smashes Phoenix Caught on Video

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Watch here the incredible video showing a wall of dust called Haboob moving into Phoenix just before sunset on Tuesday.

Haboob was 60 miles wide, and covered the city of millions with a thick layer of dust that turned the summer sun black.











Ruffa Guttierez Gives Taxi Driver Ariel Dalangin Hugs and Kisses, as Promised!

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As a reward for returning the lost shoes of Ruffa Gutierrez, taxi driver Ariel Dalangin got a hug and kiss on the cheek from the actress-host herself as she promised on her twitter account (@iloveruffag).




And to further express her deep gratitude, Gutierrez also gave Dalangin money but decided not to disclose the amount.

The 6 pairs of custom-made Allan Chan shoes from Hong Kong, which Gutierrez's assistant Jimmy left on Monday at the backseat of Dalangin’s taxi on their way to her pictorial, were said to be valued at 4,000 US dollars or more than 170, 000 pesos (about 28,500 pesos each).




Gutierrez met Dalangin on DZMM’s "Aksyon Ngayon" program after learning that he turned over her shoes in the same radio program on Tuesday.

"Sana lahat ng mga taxi drivers kasing honest niya, na talagang nagsasauli," she said.

The radio program’s anchors Kaye Dacer and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim also handed Dalangin a special gift that he can use in his line of work.

Kristin Cavallari - Jay Cutler Wedding Registry Disclosed

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"The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler revealed what they are expecting in terms of gifts from their family, friends and co-workers when they tie the knot sometime in the spring of 2012.

The couple are asking for gifts from Williams-Sonoma and Crate & Barrel which comes in a few dollars per piece.

Some of the couple’s top wishlist items include:

Williams-Sonoma:

o Ruffled pie dishes ($44 each)
o Maple rolling pin ($36)
o Enameled crab crackers ($16 for a set of two)
o Waffle maker ($199.95)
o Mauviel copper stock pot ($429.95)
o Shun Kaji 19-piece knife block set ($2,799.95)

Crate & Barrel:

o Stainless steel large roaster set ($199.95)
o Insulated cookie sheet ($16.95)
o Krouvi beer mugs ($7.95 each)
o 9-inch round springform pan ($24.95 each)
o Bamboo serving bowl ($39.95)
o Teapot-shaped tea bag rest ($2.95)

Cavallari, 24-year-old TV personality, and Cutler, 28-year-old NFL pro football player, who have been planning their wedding since they announced their engagement which happened during a trip to Cabo San Lucas in April, said the wedding will likely be a large event, adding: "It really has to be really small, like 40 people, or really big, like 400 people. Jay has to invite the entire Bears team."

"It just really does feel right," she said about her decision to wed Cutler. "My parents are divorced so I'm extra careful about it. But I've never been so sure about it."

Cavallari, who hails from Denver, Colorado, starred on "Laguna Beach" between 2004 and 2005 and later appeared on its spinoff, "The Hills," between 2009 and its finale in 2010, replacing main star Lauren Conrad.

Spider-Man reboot Trailer Leaks!

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The teaser trailer for Sony's 3-D reboot of "Spider-Man" movie franchise came out sooner than expected - it has leaked online in advance of its expected official debut at Comic-Con this week.





Based on the new teaser, it's clear that the movie is targeting a darker tone than what Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire strived for with their "Spider-Man" trilogy. The combination of music, lighting and the mere sight of Andrew Garfield give this "Spider-Man" overhaul something of a "Social Network" vibe.

But those "Social Network" comparisons go straight out the window as soon as Peter gets bitten by a radioactive spider in what looks to be a laboratory belonging to Doctor Curt Connors, the Rhys Ifans-portrayed scientist well on his way towards becoming the Lizard. Moments later, there shows an expansive showcase of first-person web-slinging action that promises to take full advantage of the new movie's 3-D capabilities.

KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual Concert Coming Soon

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Philippine showbiz' power couple Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion are prepping up for their upcoming concert.

Papa P. revealed that he will do another project with girlfriend KC, no longer a teleserye this time but a concert.

The actor-singer further revealed that he and KC will be performing in a concert together in the U.S.

Yes. There’s a plan to do a concert in the US. I think we are doing one in California. Hindi ko lang alam kung sa San Francisco o sa LA,” Piolo said.

The actor also added that the concert might happen before the year ends.

We will be doing that this October, this year,” he added.

It’s not yet confirmed, however, if the KC-Piolo concert will also be staged here in the Philippines. Their fans will surely clamor for this one to happen.

Yilmaz Bektas Fights with Ruffa Gutierrez for Full Custody of their Children

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Estranged husband and wife Yilmaz Bektas and Ruffa Gutierrez are up for legal battle with regards to full custody of their children Lorin and Venice Bektas.

Ruffa Gutierrez Tweeted on July 13 that she was facing the “biggest battle” of her life. “Just received a shocking phone call. The storm I was anticipating is coming SOON.”

GMA-7 newscast Saksi also reported that Ruffa followed this up with another tweet saying she would fight for her children until the end, but the said tweet disappeared a few hours after it was posted.

Meanwhile, Yilmaz, reportedly sent an e-mail to GMA-7 News defending his side. In the e-mail, he complained about not having the freedom to see his children and asked, “How does the court make a decree in favor of Ruffa without giving me the right to defend myself and gave the guardianship right of my children to her?

He also said he’s always provided financial assistance and even offered $2 million just to be with his children for a week. “She requested some time and, after talking to her father and mother, she did not accept this proposal,” Yilmaz allegedly accused Ruffa.

Ruffa reacted to Yilmaz's statements on her showbiz talk show Paparazzi last July 17. During the show, she revealed that she got a long email from Yilmaz. "I was just really devastated. And gusto ni Yilmaz sa kanya 'yong custody ng dalawang bata."

Ruffa adds that according to the court's decision, she has "full custody" of the children while Yilmaz has "visitation rights" in the Philippines. She says she's all right with him taking the children anywhere, as long as it's not in Istanbul, having lost trust in him in the four years since they've separated.

"Ngayon, if the kids wanna go to Istanbul, kapag malalaki na sila, they can go ahead and do whatever they want kasi adult na sila," she said, adding "But right now, I have a responsibility to protect them."

As for Yilmaz's alleged $2 million offer, Ruffa only had this to say: "Ngayon napatunayan na hindi ako mukhang pera dahil hindi ko tinanggap 'yong offer niya. Para sa akin, no amount of money can be given to me. Kailangang nasa maayos tayo. I work. I make my own living. If he wants to visit the kids, he can come here."

Anton del Rosario, Simon Greatwich and Neil Etheridge Removed as Dating Site Endorsers Due to 'Rape Scandal'?

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Philippine Azkals members Anton del Rosario, Simon Greatwich and Neil Etheridge, who were chosen as endorsers of dating website LoveRepublik.com, have been pulled out as the site endorsers in the midst of "rape" controversy surrounding them right now. Justify Full
In conjunction with the site's launch last July 5, a promo wherein a lucky members of the site will have the chance to date the three Azkals was also launched. But several days after that, Allison Conde, LoveRepublik's Public Relation's Manager, posted a comment saying they have discontinued the promo because of the said "scandal".


Here's the full copy of the said comment from Allison Conde:

Hello,

We'd like to thank you for sharing this to your readers. And with that, we also take into responsibility to share with you the latest update on the promo.

In our personal experience dealing with Simon Greatwich, Anton del Rosario and Neil Etheridge, we found them to be a bunch of fun-loving and good-hearted young men. The professionalism they displayed during the production stage is commendable. We hope to believe that nothing of the severe allegations posted about them are true. We sincerely hope that the boys will rise above this issue.

We at www.LoveRepublik.com feel very sorry about the recent crisis the three of our friends and endorsers are going through. These personalities were recently launched as brand ambassadors of LoveRepublik, the first Philippine online social network that guarantees a safe and trustable dating environment. The brand lives by its philosophy of "Finding True Love."

The recent "scandal" that our current endorsers are going through runs opposite to the very DNA of our website. Though pure speculation for now, our company feels than any taint of doubt on the integrity of our platform may not be healthy for our brand.

Effective today, we are discontinuing our tactical promotion, "Win a Date with an Azkal".

To our valued subscribers and friends, a new promotion will be launched very soon in lieu of the latter. Mechanics are currently being drafted so we will have a suitable and more exciting program in the next couple of days.

We would like to believe that this issue will be resolved soon and we are hoping for the best for everyone.

Sincerely,
ALLISON CONDE
PR Manager LoveRepublik.com

Captain Planet Movie in the Works

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Cartoon Network and "Transformers" producer Don Murphy along with partner Susan Montford's Angry Filmworks, are teaming up to make a live-action film about the environmentalist hero Captain Planet, according to a report on Empire website.

"The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today," said Stuart Snyder, President and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, in a press release. "We feel this team can bring the world's first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent, but entertaining."

Murphy and Montford also expressed their appreciation of the project in the press release.

"[Captain Planet's] adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations," said Murphy. "We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network."

"With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender," added Montford.

First bursting on to small screens in 1990, "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" featured the muscular world-saver and his team taking down eco-villains across six seasons of the once popular cartoon series.

The release date for the movie in Malaysia and Singapore is yet to be announced at the time of publication.

METRO Magazine iPad Edition Wins Best Use of Screen Tablet Platform at the Asian Publishing Awards

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Mark Yambot (2nd from right) accepting the award for Metro Magazine at the Asian Publishing Awards. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications


ABS-CBN Publishing’s Metro Magazine iPad Edition was named winner of Best Use of Screen Tablet Platform at the Asian Publishing Awards (APA) held recently in Bangkok, Thailand.

It won in one of the most contested of the 11 categories of the awards, which included entries from 9 countries from across the region.

At the Awards, the Metro Magazine iPad Edition was cited for “not being merely as a translation of its printed edition into a digital screen, but as an extension of the brand with its own personality and capabilities offering a different reading experience altogether.”

It was acknowledged for its achievements in its business model and content, as Metro has consistently been among the most downloaded Lifestyle apps since its launch in 2010.

In ABS-CBN we appreciate every opportunity to promote the best in Filipino style, fashion and culture. We are excited to be doing this in a highly engaging medium that has a fast growing global reach," said Mark Yambot, Head of Business Development for ABS-CBN’s Cable Channels and Print Media Group, in his acceptance remarks.

ABS-CBN Publishing joined winners from 9 countries, which included 3 others from the Philippines. Adobo Magazine topped the “Effective Digital Publishing” category, and Excellence Awards were given to Hinge Inquirer Publications, which was cited in the category of “Innovative Business Models”, and to Manila Water Company, for “Innovative Corporate Communications in a Multimedia World”.

With Metro Magazine iPad Edition, ABS-CBN Publishing became the first Philippine magazine on the iPad. After almost one year, it continues to set the standard in terms of great articles and interactive features…This award is welcome news, and recognition that we are bringing content and technology together at an internationally competitive level”, said ABS-CBN Publishing Head Ernie Lopez.

According to Lopez, the app also helps them connect with overseas Filipinos: “From the feedback we are getting, Metro iPad makes them proud of their culture and present the Philippines as in step with global style and technology trends.”

Anticipating the rapid growth in viewing magazines online, ABS-CBN Publishing launched several digital offerings in the past year, including e-magazine editions of StarStudio, Metro Home & Entertaining, Food, Kris Aquino Magazine, Metro Society, and Vault - which are now available for readers worldwide through their PCs, Macs, iPads and selected Android devices.

Lady Gaga's Website Hacked!

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Lady Gaga's British website has been hacked.

The "Edge of Glory" hitmaker was targeted by Internet impostors, who accessed the email addresses and names of a number of the fans on her database.

However, no passwords or financial information was taken from the site.

A statement from Universal Music said: "The hacker took a content database dump and a section of email, first and last name records were accessed. There were no passwords taken and no financial information taken."

The record label has now contacted the people whose details were accessed and informed the police, Information Commissioner's Office and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which represents the music sector.

Just last week, Lady Gaga's YouTube account was shut down amid a copyright infringement claim from a Japanese TV channel.

The 25-year-old singer recently broke down in tears, saying she thinks people are "trying to destroy" her.

In a black and white YouTube video, she sobbed: "Sometimes I still feel like people are trying to destroy me... I cannot be destroyed and I will not be destroyed. And you will never destroy the kingdom that is my fans."





Fasten Your Seatbelt for “Cars 2”

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Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios are off to the races in “Cars 2” as star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend, the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy), jump-start a new adventure to exotic new lands stretching across the globe.

The duo are joined by a hometown pit crew from Radiator Springs when they head overseas to support Lightning as he competes in the first-ever World Grand Prix, a race created to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the finish line is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and bombshells when Mater is mistakenly ensnared in an intriguing escapade of his own: international espionage.

Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and “towing” the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer). Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan, Italy, France and England, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new cast of cars, boats, trains and airplanes — complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker John Lasseter, the creative leader of Pixar since its inception and chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, returns to the driver’s seat as director of this latest “Cars” adventure. The film is co-directed by Brad Lewis (producer of Oscar®-winning “Ratatouille”), who spearheaded the intense research and initial story development until Lasseter was able to slip back into the director’s chair. “Cars 2” is produced by visual-effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, “Up”; visual effects executive producer, “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith”). Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Up”) provides the electrifying score with a surf-rock-meets-spy-thriller flavor and a variety of global accents, evoking a sense of thrills, mystery and emotion. Brad Paisley, Robbie Williams, Weezer, French singer Bénabar and Japanese girl band Perfume lend their diverse musical talents to the film’s soundtrack.

Adding to the fun and excitement of “Cars 2” is a stellar cast of actors that provides the voices for the cars, not to mention the boats and planes that this global adventure requires. Owen Wilson reprises his role as hotshot racecar Lightning McQueen, winner of four Piston Cups and now a leading contender in the World Grand Prix. Larry the Cable Guy provides the voice of Mater (proprietor of Tow Mater Towing and Salvage), Lightning McQueen’s best friend and the heart and soul of Radiator Springs. Bonnie Hunt is back as Sally, the baby-blue Porsche 911 Carrera whose motor races for Lightning. Acclaimed actor Michael Caine makes his Pixar debut as Finn McMissile, a top British spy who mistakes Mater for an undercover American agent with a genius disguise. Emily Mortimer brings charm, cleverness and cachet as Holley Shiftwell, a rookie field spy who knows every trick in the manual. Versatile actor John Turturro gives a free-wheeling performance as Francesco Bernoulli, the world-renowned Italian racing champ who is Lightning’s chief rival. Tony Shalhoub, Guido Quaroni, Paul Dooley, Cheech Marin, John Ratzenberger, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Jason Isaacs, Eddie Izzard, Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave also lend their vocal talents. Real-life Formula 1 racing champ Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon add a touch of authenticity with their cameos in the film.

“Cars 2” is presented where available in Disney Digital 3D™ and uses the latest technical advances to maximum advantage in giving audiences a front-row seat (as well as a car’s eye view) for all the racing action, and stunning global settings. Pixar’s phenomenal technical team also takes the medium to exciting new heights, utilizing state-of-the-art tools for modeling, lighting, shading and rendering.

Opening across the Philippines in August in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular format, “Cars 2” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

First Look: Steven Soderbergh's “Contagion” Trailer

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Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Ocean's Eleven”) directs Warner Bros.' new global thriller “Contagion.”

The film brings together a stellar international ensemble cast, including Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (“Inception”); Academy Award® winner Matt Damon (the “Bourne” films); Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”); Oscar® nominee Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes”); Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man”); and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (“Titanic”).

“Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh from an original screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (“The Bourne Ultimatum”), “Contagion” also stars Bryan Cranston (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”) and Sanaa Lathan (“Alien Versus Predator”).

Soderbergh’s creative team includes production designer Howard Cummings (“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”), Oscar®-winning editor Stephen Mirrione (“Traffic”) and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”). Cliff Martinez (“Traffic”) will compose the score.

“Contagion” was filmed on locations around the world, including sites in Hong Kong, Macao, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, London and Geneva.


Watch “Contagion” trailer below:




Opening across the Philippines in September, “Contagion” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy Spotted Kissing

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Days after his break-up with Holly Sweeney - his girlfriend of four years - U.S. Open golf champion Rory McIlroy is seen dating famous tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

The two were spotted Sunday night sharing a dinner at the Central London location of the British chain All Bar One.

Wozniacki and McIlroy were sharing a friendly glass of water and exchanging a platonic peck on the cheek. They were also seen holding hands and even stealing a kiss outside the restaurant.




The two sports superstars were first linked after engaging in a flirty conversation on Twitter last week.

Kris Aquino in Rift with Junjun Binay Over Marriage and Separation Issues

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A simple interview and a plain intention to become witty has caused Kris Aquino and Makati Mayor Junjun Binay's friendship in trouble.

Aquino expresses on twitter her disappointment on Binay's interview with Philippine star columnist Millet Mananquil on the article titled "To Wed or Not To Wed: Hayden & Vicki, Junjun & Kris" which was released on July 17.

Aquino said she felt really bad and surprised over Binay's "witty" statements about marriage and separation.

"There's a quote attributed to him about marriage, separation & remarrying. I know he tried to be witty, but it offended me.

"I know that's not a reflection of his married life because from all he has shared w/ me, he & his wife Ken were exceptionally happy."

"In the 14 months since my separation, I haven't dated anybody. I thought Jun & I were friends but after what I read I've come to the conclusion a gentleman doesn't really say stuff like that especially when it can be read as 'patama' to his friend," Aquino added.

Aquino said Binay already apologized for his statement. However, she said she came to realize that it would better for them to avoid each other.

"In conclusion, nag sorry si Jun last night but I guess it's truly best for us to just avoid each other so no more talk about us," Aquino said.

Amaya and Munting Heredera Share Primetime Leadership

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from July 15 to 18, 2011 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

July 15, Friday

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.8%
Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 5.7%
Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 5.6%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 5.5%
Kapuso Movie Festival: The Promise (GMA-7) / Playful Kiss (GMA-7) - 5.3%
Super Sine 5: Van Helsing (TV5) / Sisid (GMA-7) - 5.2%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 4.9%
Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.1%
Kris TV (ABS-CBN) - 4%
Face To Face (TV5) - 3.7%

Primetime:
Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 14.4%
Amaya (GMA-7) - 13.8%
Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 11.4%
Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 10.7%
100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 10.6%
Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 8.7%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 8%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 7.9%

July 16, Saturday

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.3%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 6.2%
Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 5.8%
Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.6%
Amazing Cooking Kids (GMA-7) - 5.2%
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (GMA-7) - 4%
Teen Titans (TV5) - 3.7%
Maynila (GMA-7) / Startalk (GMA-7) - 3.6%
Sabado Sineplex: The Spirit (TV5) - 3.5%
Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 3.1%

Primetime:
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 11.1%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 10.7%
Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 10.3%
Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 10%
Spooky Nights: Manananggala The Battle of the Half-Sisters (GMA-7) - 9.6%
Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) - 7.3%
Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 6.6%
Wansapantaym: Cacai Kikay (ABS-CBN) - 6%
Comedy Bar (GMA-7) - 5.7%
Banana Split Extra Scoop (ABS-CBN) - 5.5%

July 17, Sunday

Daytime:
Kapuso Movie Festival: Enteng Kabisote 3 (GMA-7) - 6.7%
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 5.7%
ASAP Rocks (ABS-CBN) - 5%
Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 4.4%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 4.2%
Pokemon Battle Frontier (GMA-7) - 4.1%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 3.8%
Aha! (GMA-7) / The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%
Reputasyon: Ang Simula (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 3.1%

Primetime:
Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 11%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 10.9%
Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 9.5%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 8.1%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 6.7%
SNBO: Dragons Forever (GMA-7) - 6.5%
Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 6.4%
Andres De Saya (GMA-7) - 6.3%

July 18, Monday

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.2%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Pandoy Ang Alalay ng Panday (GMA-7) - 5.9%
Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 5.8%
Sisid (GMA-7) - 5.2%
Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 5.1%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 4.7%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 4.1%
Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Super Sine 5: Mercury Rising (TV5) - 3.8%
Face To Face (TV5) - 3.6%
Gourmet (GMA-7) - 3.4%

Primetime:
Amaya (GMA-7) - 14.1%
Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 13.5%
100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 11%
Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 10.9%
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 9.8%
Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) / Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 9.5%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 7.5%
Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) - 6.6%
The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 5.5%


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from July 15 to 18, 2011 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

July 15, Friday

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.3%
Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 14.7%
Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 14.1%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 13.9%
Playful Kiss (GMA-7) - 13.2%
Sisid (GMA-7) - 13%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 12.8%
Kapuso Movie Festival: The Promise (GMA-7) - 12.6%
Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 11.2%
Kris TV (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%

Primetime:
Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 28.8%
Amaya (GMA-7) - 27.3%
Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 24.1%
100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 22.5%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.1%
Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 18%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 17.8%

July 16, Saturday

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 28.6%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 14.8%
Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 13.8%
Amazing Cooking Kids (GMA-7) - 12.5%
Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (GMA-7) - 10.3%
Maynila (GMA-7) - 9.4%
Startalk TX (GMA-7) - 8.7%
Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%
Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) - 7.3%

Primetime:
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 22.7%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 21.3%
Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
Spooky Nights: Manananggala Battle of the Half-Sisters (GMA-7) - 18.5%
Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) - 16.3%
Wansapantaym: Cacai Kikay (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
Comedy Bar (GMA-7) - 11.4%
Banana Split Extra Scoop (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%

July 17, Sunday

Daytime:
Kapuso Movie Festival: Enteng Kabisote 3 (GMA-7) - 16.5%
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 12.4%
Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 11.1%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 11%
Pokemon Battle Frontier (GMA-7) - 10.5%
ASAP Rocks (ABS-CBN) - 10.3%
AHA! (GMA-7) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 8.9%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%
Reputasyon: Ang Simula (ABS-CBN) - 7.5%
I-Shine! Talent Camp TV (GMA-7) - 7.3%

Primetime:
Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.4%
Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 18.9%
Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 17.4%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
SNBO: Dragons Forever (GMA-7) - 14.1%
Andres De Saya (GMA-7) - 13.8%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) - 12%

July 18, Monday

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.4%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Pandoy Ang Alalay ng Panday (GMA-7) - 14.7%
Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 14%
Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 13.2%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 13%
Sisid (GMA-7) - 12.4%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 11.3%
Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 10.4%
Gourmet (GMA-7) - 9.8%
Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 9.2%

Primetime:
Amaya (GMA-7) - 28.9%
Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 28.5%
100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%
Captain Barbell (GMA-7) - 22%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 21.4%
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
Secret Garden (GMA-7) - 20.9%
Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 13%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

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