Cherry Pie Singer Jani Lane Found Dead

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Cherry Pie singer and the lead vocalist of 80s glam rocker group "Warrant" Jani Lane was found dead inside his hotel room at Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. He was 47.

No official statement on the cause of death of his death was released.

Lane who was sentenced to 120 days in jail in 2010 after being arrested twice for DUI (driving under influence) within two years, talked in the past how he hates the song Cherry Pie despite it hitting the Top 10 in America and putting their Cherry Pie album to number seven on the Billboard charts.




"The record was done. The record was called Uncle Tom's cabin. Donnie called up and said 'I don't hear the single'.. so that night I wrote Cherry Pie, sent it to him, he listened to it over the weekend and all of a sudden, the album's called Cherry Pie, the record's called Cherry Pie, the single's called Cherry Pie, Im doing cherry pie eating contests, the single's Cherry Pie and my legacy is Cherry Pie, everything about me is Cherry Pie. Im the Cherry Pie guy.

"I could shoot myself in the f****** head for writing that song." he said in past interview.

Kim Chiu Ready to Rule Over Primetime Starting August 22

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Primetime Princess Kim Chiu makes a comeback on television.

She will give life to Jade, a girl who, despite growing up with a loving mother, Zheny (Ai-Ai Delas Alas) and a loving grandmother, Amor (Gina Pareño), still yearns for the love and approval of her Chinese father, Chen Sy (Richard Yap).

She will stop at nothing to win her father's heart, even if it means changing her identity as Jade to pretend to be a man under the guise of "Yuan."

Jolo Revilla, Xian Lim, and Matteo Guidicelli are the promising actors, who will make a primetime comeback with Kim Chiu on "My Binondo Girl."

They will give life to the following characters, Onyx (Jolo Revilla), Jade's childhood friend and best friend, Andy Wu (Xian Lim), Yuan's rival in managing ChenJean, and Trevor Wu (Matteo Guidicelli), the second son of Edison Wu (Ricardo Cepeda) who is always being compared to his brother, Andy.

"My Binondo Girl" will also feature some of the most renowned artists of this country such as Cherry Pie Picache who will give life to Jean Sy, Zheny's former bestfriend who is now Chen Sy's legal wife, Laureen Uy as Amethyst Sy, daughter of Jean and Chen Sy who is also seeking her father's affection, and Glydel Mercado as Ningning Wu, Zheny and Jean's friend who is married to Chinese businessman, Edison Wu.

Under the direction of Malou Sevilla, "My Binondo Girl" is primetime's newest drama-comedy series, airing this August 22, which will surely make you laugh and cry.

Jones Cup 2011 Update: Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan Game Result

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Smart Gilas Pilipinas wins against Japan, 94-78, in the ongoing 33rd William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang Stadium in New Taipei City in Chinese Taipei.

That victory puts the Philippine team on third place and now advances to the semis where they will play against the team currently on second place.

William Jones Cup 2011 Team Standings as of August 12:

1. S.Korea 5-1
2. Jordan 4-2
3. Philippines 4-2
4. Taiwan 4-2
5. Iran 4-2
6. Japan 3-3
7. S.Africa 0-0
8. United Ara. 0-6
9. Malaysia 0-6


Remaining Jones Cup 2011 game schedules:

August 13
Team #7 vs Team #6 (3:00)
Team #4 vs Team #1 – Semifinals (5:00)
Team #2 vs Team #3 – Semifinals (7:00)

August 14
Team #7/ Team #6 vs Team #5 (3:00)
Third Place Game (5:00)
Championship Game (7:00)

Closing Ceremony

Bea Binene and Jake Vargas Star in GMA-7 Afternoon Soap ‘Pahiram ng Isang Ina’

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Another teen Kapuso loveteam will be given the chance to star in their own soap opera - Jake Vargas and Bea Binene.

While their loveteam gained an unexpected solid followers and showed strength in terms of public acceptance through their Tween Hearts and Captain Barbell TV programs, Jake and Bea will now venture into their own drama program titled "Pahiram ng Isang Ina".

"Pahiram ng Isang Ina" is an afternoon soap that will replace "Blusang Itim" which bids goodbye last Friday.

Also starring in the new soap are Maxene Magalona, Luis Alandy, Marco Alcaraz, Antonio Aquitania and Carmina Villaroel.

Written by Denoy Navarro-Prunio and directed by Joel Lamangan, "Pahiram ng Isang Ina" is set to premiere on August 15, 2011 under the Dramarama sa Hapon block of GMA-7.

101 People You Must Meet Right Now (in the Philippines)

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Filipina celebrity stylist Liz Uy is this month's face of Town & Country Philippines magazine cover.

This issue also features its list of 101 Pinoys everyone must meet right now as compiled by a panel that includes Lizzie Zobel, Monique Villonco, Sevrine Miailhe, Doris Ho and Margarita Forés.


101 People You Must Meet Right Now:


1. Ana Abad Santos
2. Boy Abunda
3. Leo Alejandrino
4. Coco Anne and Baby Imperial Anne
5. The Aquino Sisters
6. Irene Araneta
7. Felicia Atienza
8. Azkals
9. Gang Badoy
10. Dado Banatao
11. Risa Hontiveros Baraquel
12. Vicky Belo
13. Amy Besa
14. Joel Binamira
15. Manny Blas II and Maribel Garcia
16. Bencab
17. Ed Calma
18. Carlos Celdran
19. Amy Chua
20. Maja Olivares-Co
21. Trickie Colayco-Lopa and Lisa Periquet
22. Kenneth Conbonpue
23. Sheila Coronel
24. Joven Cuanang
25. Randy David
26. Leila de Lima
27. Federico de Vera
28. Tere del Rosario
29. Rio dela Cruz
30. Lennie Dicarlo
31. Melissa Dizon
32. Mich Dulce
33. Rhett Eala
34. Sofia Elizalde
35. Bobby Garcia
36. Sarah Geronimo
37. Fr. Johnny Go
38. Lance Gocongwei
39. Enrique Gonzalez
40. Jappy Gonzales
41. Paco Guererro
42. The Hapinoy Group
43. Kim Jacinto Henares
44. Solenn Heusaff
45. Linda McAfee and Alex Maxwell Cecala
46. Anton Huang
47. Jojo Isorena
48. Geraldine Javier
49. Yola Johnson
50. Ito Kish
51. Menchu Lauchengco
52. Adjie Lizares
53. Andy and Mailin Locsin
54. Gina Lopez
55. Johnny Manahan
56. Sheila Marcelo
57. Brillante Mendoza
58. Heidi Mendoza
59. Lesley Mobo
60. Marc Nicdao
61. Ricco and Tina Ocampo
62. Wynn Wynn Ong
63. Neal Oshima
64. Ann Pamintuan
65. Manny Pangilinan
66. Charice Pempengco
67. Rob and Sunshine Pengson
68. Arnel Pineda
69. Isabel Preysler
70. Olive Puentespina
71. Paulino Que
72. Venus Raj
73. Daniel Romualdez
74. Mar Roxas
75. Aldrin San Pedro
76. Jose John Santos III
77. Jon Santos
78. Lea Salonga
79. Edgar Sia
80. Romy Sia
81. Carlitos Siguion-Reyna
82. Bobbit Suntay
83. Miguel Syjuco
84. Miguel Tabuena
85. Lorenzo Tan
86. Chris Tiu
87. Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre
88. Jose Mari Ugarte
89. Liz Uy
90. Ramon and Frances Uy
91. Fred Uytengsu
92. Art Valez
93. Ronald Ventura
94. Ponce Veridiano
95. Jun Villalon
96. Myla Villanueva
97. Cris Villonco
98. Marites Vitug
99. Hubert Webb
100. Cecile Zamora
101. Bea Zobel Jr.

Town & Country Magazine Philippine Edition is now available at all magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstores nationwide.

Kapuso actor Paulo Avelino Transfers to Kapamilya Network

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After all the delays, it is now confirmed that Kapuso young actor Paulo Avelino is transferring to the Kapamilya network.

On his twitter account, the Starstruck alumnus gave a hint on this news. The actor tweeted "It's always sad and painful to say goodbye. :("

Paulo is the latest Starstruck graduate to transfer to ABS-CBN to further their career following Starstruck season 4's Ultimate Sweetheart Jewel Mische and avengers Paul Salas, Megan Young, Cristine Reyes, Johan Santos, Tyrone Perez and Piero Vergara.




What went wrong to GMA-7's counter-offer that made Paolo's transfer delayed for weeks?

Just last Wednesday, while in the middle of supposed to be re-negotiation with his mother network, Paulo re-tweeted a very intriguing comment originally posted by his girlfriend LJ Reyes about hardwork and acceptance which could be associated with his decision to officially accept ABS-CBN's offer. To quote: "What's the use of determination, willingness and hardwork when they're not welcome!????!!!!" Then followed with a much more intriguing message that insinuates goodbyes, "then work for someone who welcomes it and appreciates :p tomoh ba?".

LeBron James SVSM Hall of Fame Induction Video

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LeBron James and his St. Vincent St. Mary teammates Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, and Romeo Travis were honored by St. Vincent St. Mary. They were inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame.

Their group won three state titles and a mythical national championship as seniors.

LeBron James said, "You can never get those high school days back." He talked of the bond the young men have for one another. "It doesn't take a ceremony to get us together. We will be lifelong friends."

James has given a lot to the City of Akron, as evidenced by his Wheels For Education which is this Saturday.

Ex-St. Vincent St. Mary teammate Romeo Travis said, "Cleveland and Akron are two different places." He felt Akron has warmed back up to LeBron.

Watch the video below:




Source: SunSentinel.com

McCain Hobbits Comment: Republicans Seek Apology

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McCain hobbits comment to a tea party-backed Republicans on Wednesday earns frustrations and negative criticisms from public.

Sen. John McCain's harsh words began when he reacts to a Wall Street Journal editorial about the US Tea Party element who are demanding a vote on a balanced budget amendment before they will vote to raise the debt limit.

"The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor." the Arizona Republican Senator said.

When confronted and asked for an apology by his constituents during last Monday's town hall meeting, McCain said, "I am sorry if I was misunderstood. But I am not sorry for what I said. Why should I if it was a fact?"


Watch the video below:



Video credit: on Youtube

Renee Zellweger Bridget Jones Diary 3 Movie In the Works

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Our favorite Renee Zellweger is back as Bridget Jones in the third installment of a romantic comedy film based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name.

In a report by Entertainment Weekly, Working Title Films is moving ahead in the production of the film's third sequel.

While there is not much details about the film, Colin Firth - who plays Mark Darcy in the first two sequels - shared a possible plot to Access Hollywood guest correspondent Dave Karger last year.

"I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can't have children, I think that's the way it goes on. So then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver [played by Hugh Grant] for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he dumps her, and she's left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?" Colin said.

Aside from that, the London Evening Standard reported that author Helen Fielding had started working on a third book.

"I will be working on both the book and the film but I don't know if they are the same thing yet. It's not been decided," Helen said.

The first film, "Bridget Jones's Diary," released in 2001, grossed $281 million internationally, while 2004's sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," took in $262 million, according to EW.

Image credit: Jason Bell

GMA-7 Dominates Both Daytime and Primetime Mega Manila TV Ratings for August 9-11

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from August 9 to 11, 2011 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

August 9, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11.5%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Abrakadabra (GMA-7) - 7.1%
3. Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 6.2%
4. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) / Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 6%
5. Sisid (GMA-7) - 5.2%
6. One Piece (GMA-7) - 4.9%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
8. Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Gourmet (GMA-7) - 4.1%
9. Super Sine 5: Speed Racer (TV5) - 4%
10. I Dare You (ABS-CBN) - 3.3%

Primetime:
1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 13.6%
2. Amaya (GMA-7) - 12.4%
3. Time of My Life (GMA-7) - 11.7%
4. Big Thing (GMA-7) - 11.6%
5. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
6. 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 10%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 9.9%
8. Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
9. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 8.6%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.4%

August 10, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 12.6%
2. Blusang Itim (GMA-7) / Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 7.1%
3. Sisid (GMA-7) - 6.4%
4. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 6.2%
5. Kapuso Movie Festival: Dahil Tanging Ikaw (GMA-7) - 5.5%
6. One Piece (GMA-7) - 5.3%
7. Super Sine 5: Eragon (GMA-7) - 4.5%
8. Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Kapamilya Blockbusters: Aringkingking- 4.4%
9. Gourmet (GMA-7) - 4.3%
10. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%

Primetime:
1. Amaya (GMA-7) - 13.6%
2. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 13.4%
3. Time of My Life (GMA-7) - 11.6%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.5%
5. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
6. Big Thing (GMA-7) - 11%
7. 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
8. Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 9.5%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%
10. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 7.6%

August 11, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.9%
2. Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 7%
3. Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 6.9%
4. Sisid (GMA-7) - 6.6%
5. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 6.5%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Anak ng Kumander (GMA-7) - 5.9%
7. Super Sine 5: 2 Fast 2 Furious (TV5) - 5.5%
8. One Piece (GMA-7) - 5.4%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
10. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 4%

Primetime:
1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 12.7%
2. Amaya (GMA-7) - 12.4%
3. Time of My Life (GMA-7) - 11.9%
4. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
5. 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
6. Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
7. Big Thing (GMA-7) - 10.6%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%
9. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 9.3%
10. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 7.2%


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from August 9 to 11, 2011 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

August 9, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 29.7%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Abrakadabra (GMA-7) - 16.9%
3. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 16%
4. Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 15.7%
5. Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 15.5%
6. Sisid (GMA-7) - 13.8%
7. One Piece (GMA-7) - 13%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
9. Gourmet (GMA-7) - 11%
10. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 10.5%

Primetime:
1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 28.2%
2. Amaya (GMA-7) - 26.1%
3. Time of My Life (GMA-7) - 24.5%
4. Big Thing (GMA-7) - 24.2%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22.9%
6. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%
7. 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 21.1%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.1%
9. Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 19%
10. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%

August 10, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 29.6%
2. Blusang Itim (GMA-7) / Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 16.9%
3. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 14.8%
4. Sisid (GMA-7) - 14.7%
5. One Piece (GMA-7) - 12.8%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Dahil Tanging Ikaw (GMA-7) - 12.2%
7. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 11.3%
8. Gourmet (GMA-7) - 10.5%
9. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Aringkingking (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
10. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%

Primetime:
1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 25.6%
2. Amaya (GMA-7) - 25.4%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
4. Time of My Life (GMA-7) - 23.6%
5. 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 23.1%
6. Big Thing (GMA-7) - 22.6%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22.5%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 21%
9. Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
10. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%

August 11, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 32.8%
2. Sinner Or Saint (GMA-7) - 17.4%
3. Blusang Itim (GMA-7) - 17.2%
4. Sisid (GMA-7) - 16.4%
5. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 15.8%
6. One Piece (GMA-7) - 13.6%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Anak ng Kumander (GMA-7) - 13.4%
8. Gourmet (GMA-7) - 10.6%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%
10. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 9.5%

Primetime:
1. Munting Heredera (GMA-7) - 28.5%
2. Amaya (GMA-7) - 27.9%
3. Time of My Life (GMA-7) - 24.8%
4. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 23.2%
5. 100 Days To Heaven (ABS-CBN) - 23%
6. Big Thing (GMA-7) 22.1%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22%
8. Guns And Roses (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
10. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Rose McGowan Bisexual?

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Rose McGowan, raised by drag queens and a known advocate for the gay community, is not at all bisexual.

In her recent interview with the Advocate, McGowan tells about her rocky childhood and how she found love and care with the drag queens.

"At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Oregon. We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them." the Conan the Barbarian star says.

McGowan further details fun times that she had with her guardians and the way in which they impact her to this day.

"I could finagle my way into lots of different places," she says about whether she could get into night clubs despite her young age. "Whether it was how I danced or the way I looked, I was always quite celebrated in the gay clubs. To this day, I only go to gay clubs. I’m perfectly at home there. I also like watching hot boys and hot girls who can dance."

That being said, as hard as she tries, she doesn't find herself attracted to women. Off-screen, at least.

"I disappoint myself. I’ve never even kissed a girl. Isn’t that funny? The girls I think are cute look like guys, but then I think, But if they open their shirt, they’ll have breasts," she muses. "I’d be stoked to do a lesbian love scene. When asked if I’ve kissed a girl, I could finally say, ‘Why, yes, I have. And I got paid.’"

First Two Weeks of GMA-7 Danserye "Time of My Life" to Be Aired on Sunday Before Party Pilipinas

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Before Party Pilipinas on Sunday, August 14, GMA-7 airs a marathon of the first two weeks of the very first Kapuso danserye, Time of My Life.

Once again, viewers will witness the explosive and overwhelming opening dance sequence of the show's cast led by Kris Bernal, Rocco Nacino and Mark Herras with Jean Garcia.

Recall the intense scenes when Fred (Raymond Bagatsing) falls out of love for Martha (Cherie Gil) and falls for Lisa (Jean).

Look back at how Shane (Kris) grows up to be a woman who impresses everyone with her superb dancing skills, including her friend Jason (Rocco) and the perfectionist-performer Patrick (Mark).

Viewers will definitely enjoy watching all the groove and emotions fused in the production numbers in the very first danserye of GMA.

Catch the recap of the first two weeks of Time of My Life on Sunday, August 14, before Party Pilipinas on GMA-7.

Gladiators Arrested by Rome Police

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Gladiators arrested outside Rome's Colosseum by police authorities in an undercover operation aimed to end a violent racket operation caused by these impersonators who are preying on tourists around Rome's most famous sites.

At least 20 gladiator impersonators from five tourist agencies and seven families mostly found outside the Colosseum, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia and in front of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican were arrested following reports of attacking and intimidating competitors in order to protect their business of collecting up to $14 per photo for having their pictures taken alongside tourists in front of attractions.

Police officers who disguised as gladiators in order to conduct a successful raid operations were beaten up by the alleged criminal gladiators before other undercover officers came in to rescue their colleagues.

Kim Chiu and Edgar Allan Guzman Star in this Saturday's Episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya

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Kapamilya primetime princess Kim Chiu and Kapatid's award-winning actor Edgar Allan Guzman will depict a tale of love between two friends in the August 13 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.

With a script written by Maan Dimaculangan, Direk Cathy handles Kim for the first time. This also marks the return of Direk Cathy to ABS-CBN's long-running drama anthology after six years.

Kim considers herself lucky to be given the chance to work with Direk Cathy who has helmed blockbuster movies such as A Very Special Love and You Changed My Life.

Kim says about this episode: "Maraming firsts, first time kong makatrabaho si Direk Cathy, first time kong makatrabaho and ma-meet si Edgar Allan. Parang love story ito ng isang babae na laging iniiwan. Iniwan na siya ng daddy niya, iniwan pa siya ng first boyfriend niya iniwan pa siya ng second boyfriend niya, so parang kwento ng babaeng dapat maging strong at maraming challenges sa buhay na hinarap."

The young actress also says that she is nervous about working with Edgar Allan Guzman, who recently won as Best Actor for the Cinemalaya entry Bisperas.

Other stars in the cast are Yayo Aguila, Allan Paule, Felix Roco, Marielle Pamintuan, Bea Saw, Kitkat, Auriette Divina and Shey Bustamante.

Korea's "Big Thing" is now on GMA-7

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The Koreanovela that received the most trophies in the 2010 SBS Drama Awards is now in the Philippines.

“Big Thing” stars Ko Hyun Jung, who portrayed Lady Mishil in Queen Seon Deok. This time, however, she is no longer the villain but is now the main protagonist of the story.

Kwon Sang Woo, who is popularly known as Cholo in Stairway to Heaven, also makes a comeback and plays as a prosecutor named Edward Ha.

The story of “Big Thing” tells of Maureen’s (Ko Hyun Jung) rise to power as the first female president of South Korea. She started as a TV announcer who protested against the government because of her husband’s death in the hands of terrorists.

Two men aid her to succeed in politics: Edward, her friend who secretly loves her; and Victor Kang (Cha In Pyo), the congressman who urged her to run for president for his own ambitions.

Can Maureen survive the difficult and sometimes dirty world of politics? Whom should she trust? Is there a room for love in her life — both as a single mom and as a head of state?

Big Thing promises a highly interesting and relatable plot to the Filipino people. After having two female presidents, Filipinos will definitely want to know the ins and outs of politics from a strong woman’s point of view.

"Big Thing" airs Monday to Friday on GMA-7 Telebabad.

Judy Ann Santos and Coco Martin Join ASAP Rocks ‘Feel na Feel’ Episode this Sunday

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Feel a massive dose of superstar power as “ASAP Rocks” takes you to a roller coaster ride of unbelievable highs led by Gary Valenciano, Zsazsa Padilla, Sarah Geronimo, KC Concepcion, John Lloyd Cruz, Coco Martin, Piolo Pascual and “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition” host Superstar Judy Ann Santos.

Exhilarating Kapamilya surprises begin with the hottest launch of the newest teleserye “Maria la del Barrio” topbilled by Erich Gonzales, Paw Diaz, Arron Villaflor and Enchong Dee; the excitement builds up with the return of the country’s ultimate Primetime Princess – Kim Chiu via “My Binondo Girl”; Boots Anson Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, Lorna Tolentino, Amy Austria, John Estrada, Tonton Guttierez, Martin del Rosario and Coco Martin of “Minsan lang kita Iibigin” bid a heartbreaking farewell to their supporters.

It’s a moving Sunday as ASAP Sessionistas reminisce the most requested poignant songs and memories plus sentimental favorites fill the air with special renditions from ASAP Pinoy Champs Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy and Angeline Quinto.

Plus electrifying surprises from Maja Salvador, Matteo Guidecelli, Shaina Magdayao, Nikki Gil, Gab Valenciano, Jessy Mendiola, Zaijan Jaranilla, birthday celebrator Young JV with APOP, Starpower Four, Neilbeth, B4, Camper’s Champs, XB Gensan, Freestylers, Kiss, Laoag Gymnastics Group, G-Force and “Way Back Home” stars Julia Montes, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil and Kathryn Bernardo.

Experience all the drama and all the action only on “ASAP Rocks” feel na feel episode this Sunday, August 14, 12:15 high noon. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/.

McCain Hobbits: Republicans Seek an Apology for Hobbits Comment

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McCain hobbits comments to a tea party-backed Republicans on Wednesday earns frustrations and negative criticisms from public.

Sen. John McCain's harsh words began when he reacts to a Wall Street Journal editorial about the US Tea Party element who are demanding a vote on a balanced budget amendment before they will vote to raise the debt limit.

"The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor." the Arizona Republican Senator said.

When confronted and asked for an apology by his constituents during last Monday's town hall meeting, McCain said, "I am sorry if I was misunderstood. But I am not sorry for what I said. Why should I if it was a fact?"


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Angel Locsin Reveals Phil Younghusband Followed Her in Paris

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Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband had a wonderful time bonding together recently in Paris.

During the story conference for her upcoming film with John Lloyd Cruz, Angel Locsin, who just came from a Kapamilya Fiesta Caravan show in Paris, revealed that Phil Younghusband followed her 6,778.03 miles away from Manila.

"Masaya kami nakapagbakasyon kami doon kasi hindi naman namin nagagawa yon dito sa Manila. Sumunod siya oo, sumunod siya sa Paris. Siyempre masaya at sinundan ka sa Paris," the actress said.

They must be really inlove and proud!

Albie Casiño Receives Rave Reviews in '100 Days to Heaven'

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Not only has “100 Days to Heaven” earned the nods of TV viewers and critics, it has also been made the teaching topic of a church sermon.

According to respected critic and columnist Nestor Torre, he heard a sermon himself wherein the priest urged churchgoers to learn from the story of the mean, icy, and cunning owner of a toy empire, Anna Manalastas.

In his sermon, the priest said people can draw inspiration from Anna, who after being killed in a car explosion, was given a second chance at earning a ticket to heaven by doing good to those she have wronged. He said Anna’s story shows the importance of “making amends, asking for forgiveness, attaining closure and deserving a second chance.”

In his review of “100 Days to Heaven,” Torre called it “as this season’s most inspiring TV series.”

And as Anna’s mission in the program continues, the viewers can expect more inspiring stories and moving scenes with the entry of veteran actor Christopher de Leon and controversial actor Albie Casiño, who will play father and son in the show.

Meanwhile, “100 Days to Heaven” also remains as the most-watched TV program across the country with a 32.9% national TV rating on Kantar Media last August 5 as opposed to the 21.5% TV rating of GMA’s “Amaya.”

Richard Gutierrez' Survivor Philippines 2011 - Trailers

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Here are the teaser trailers of Survivor Philippines 2011.







To be hosted again by Richard Gutierrez, the fourth season of Survivor Philippines will be aired before the year ends.

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Coco Martin and ‘Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin’ Cast Bids Farewell to Loyal Fans this Sunday at SM Skydome

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Due to the public’s undying support for “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,” the whole cast will bid their fans farewell this Sunday at the SM Skydome in SM North Edsa, Quezon City with their “Walang Hanggang Pasasalamat,” grand fans day.

Join your favorite characters on ABS-CBN’s top-rating soap, “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,” Coco Martin as Alexander and Javier, Maja Salvador as Krista, Andi Eigenmann as Gabby, and Martin del Rosario as Berto, as they express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who have supported them in their journey.

Alexander’s and Javier’s final fate finally unfold next Friday on “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,” a series loved and embraced by the whole nation.
Between family and duty, what will the once estranged brothers Javier and Alexander choose?

Don’t miss out on the final moments of “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,” after “Guns and Roses” on ABS-CBN’s undisputed primetime.

Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry Stabbed in Her Condo

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Miss Earth 2008 Karla Paula Henry was stabbed inside her California Garden Square Condominium in Mandaluyong City yesterday, August 11.

According to a tweet by her beauty queen-friend Anna Maris Igpit (@annaigpit) the suspect, named Jerome Quibuyen, who is reportedly drunk, attacked the beauty queen using a sharp slice of a broken beer bottle while the she was making her way up to her condominium unit.

"She parked her car then was about to go up the staircase when she was stabbed. The guy was drunk and used a Red horse bottle," Igpit tweeted.

Henry is now reportedly declared out of danger.

She's very stable now. Charges were already filed against the suspect,” Igpit added.

Sneak Peek: “Friends With Benefits”

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Columbia Pictures gathers Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Bryan Greenberg and Woody Harrelson in the new off-beat romantic comedy “Friends with Benefits.”

In the film, Dylan (Timberlake) and Jamie (Kunis) certainly aren't in a settling-down frame of mind. When New York-based executive recruiter Jamie trains her considerable headhunting skills on luring hotshot LA-based art director Dylan to take a dream job in the Big Apple, they quickly realize what kindred spirits they are. They've each been through so many failed relationships that they're both ready to give up on love and focus on having fun.

So when Dylan relocates to New York and the pair start hanging out regularly, they share plenty of laughs over a twin belief that love is a myth propagated by Hollywood movies. That's when these two begin a deliciously sexy, decidedly grown-up experiment.

Could these two fast friends – who are successful, unattached, and scornful of commitment - explore new terrain?
If they add casual "no emotions" sex to their friendship, can they avoid all the pitfalls that come with thinking about someone else as more than just a pal?

As two people weaned on the disappointing promises of romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie shouldn’t be entirely surprised when their bold move becomes a bawdy, sexy ride into uncharted territory, exposing much more of themselves than they ever thought they'd get to see.

“Friends with Benefits” is directed and produced by Will Gluck (“Easy A”). The screenplay is by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman, along with Gluck. Story is by Harley Peyton and Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Friends with Benefits” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.sonypictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.

- Columbia Pictures PR

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2” is the Number One Film of 2011

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BURBANK, CA – Continuing to make box office magic, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” has now become the top-grossing release of 2011 in all categories: domestic box office, international box office and worldwide box office. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek.

The last installment of the blockbuster motion picture franchise has broken numerous box office records around the world in just under a month since its July opening. As of August 8, the film had earned $344.8 million domestically and $801.5 million internationally, for an astounding worldwide box office gross of $1.146 billion, making “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” the third-highest-grossing film worldwide of all time.

Veronika Kwan-Rubinek stated, “‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ can truly be called a global phenomenon. The filmmakers and cast, who dedicated their talents to the success of these films for over a decade, share in this piece of cinema history. We congratulate and thank them all.”

Dan Fellman said, “This is another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic film series, and for the Harry Potter franchise as a whole. In a crowded and very competitive summer, it is a tribute to both the film and the people behind it that moviegoers are still turning out to enjoy it—whether for the first time or for a repeat viewing.”


“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” is the first Harry Potter film to be released in both 3D and 2D. The film is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

- Warner Bros. Pictures PR

Most Hated Person in America Poll Results – Top 10 List

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Most hated person in America, based on the online poll conducted by E-Poll Market Research, shows that the American people dislike those personalities who got involved in crime, controversies and broken relationships in one way or another.


Here are the Top 10 Most Hated personalities in the U.S.:

1. Casey Anthony – the young mom acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.

2. Spencer Pratt – former "The Hills" star.

3. Nadya Suleman – the unemployed single California woman who gave birth to octuplets in 2009 despite already having six children.

4. O.J. Simpson — who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and a friend in 1994.

5. Jon Gosselin – a reality-TV star famous for his eight kids and a public divorce from his ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

6. Kate Gosselin – Jon Gosselin's ex-wife.

7. Levi Johnston — the former fiance of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol.

8. Paris Hilton – Hotel chain heiress, socialite and actress. Star of the reality show "The World According to Paris."

9. Heidi Fleiss – Former Hollywood madam, and also a columnist and television personality.

10. Howard Stern – Radio shock jock.

This poll that tracks public perceptions of celebrities as conducted weekly by E-Poll Market Research, an online survey company based in Encino, California, has a total 1,100 respondents averaging from aged 13 and above.

Dolphy’s Grandson Rowell Quizon Auditions in ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

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It must really be in the blood. Rowell Quizon, the grandson of comedy king Dolphy, is now trying to penetrate showbiz.

Last Sunday, August 7, 28-year old Rowell surprised everyone when he auditioned in the country’s number one talent-reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” and showcased his singing talent before judges Kris Aquino, Ai Ai Delas Alas, and Freddie M. Garcia.

The moment he entered the stage, Kris quickly quipped “I think I know you.” The young quizon then revealed that he is the son of Freddie Quizon and grandson of Dolphy. Despite being a showbiz royalty, Rowell underwent the whole audition process and waited in line just like everybody else. He didn’t tell Dolphy about his plan so as to surprise him. With his balladeer voice and natural charisma, Rowell got all judges’ votes and will proceed to the next round. Will he be the next grand winner?

This season, PGT went to almost 80 cities and municipalities in search for distinct, world-class Pinoy acts. Get to see all of these in “Pilipinas Got Talent,” with Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford as hosts, airing every Saturday, 9PM, and Sunday, 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN.

Asi Taulava and Malaysian Kwaan Yoong Jing Crotch Grabbing Incident Video

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Smart Gilas Pilipinas center Asi Taulava punches Malaysian player Kwaan Yoong Jing during their basketball face-off in Day 4 of the ongoing 33rd William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang Stadium in New Taipei City in Chinese Taipei which resulted in ejection of both of them in the game.

Taulava accused the Malaysian player of grabbing his crotch while inside the court, "He grabbed my balls, squeezed it then back-punched it!" he told Joey Villar of the Philippine Star.

Although, he's a clear victim in this circumstances, Taulava still manage to apologize to his Filipino fans through Twitter.

"Would like to apologize to everybody that watched the game today for losing my cool,” he wrote. “No excuses for my actions, and I’m sorry."


Watch the crotch grabbing and punching incident between Asi Taulava and Kwaan Yoong Jing in the video below:




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Mariel Rodriguez Receives Birthday Surprises from Her 'Happy Yipee Yehey!' Family

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Teary-eyed Mariel Rodriguez can’t contain the happiness she felt because of the “touching” birthday surprises she received from her “Happy Yipee Yehey!” (HYY) family yesterday.

“Ang Tanging Hinga Mo,” renamed as “Ang Tanging Birthday Mo” in a while, was made extra special, as Mariel’s closest friends Lara Quigaman, Valerie Concepcion and husband’s daughter Queenie Padilla battled out for it. Also present for the game were Mariel’s cousin Bianca and fans club president Juliet. Mariel sang her favorite songs “Fallin” and “Ipagpatawad Mo.”




Meanwhile, her co-host Randy Santiago shocked everyone when he introduced Robin Padilla as one of the guests. But it was not hubby Robin who appeared but “Ro-Bentong” in Robin Hood costume.

For more updates, follow HYY on Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/hyyofficial

Dingdong Dantes Covers GARAGE Magazine August/September 2011 Issue

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As they turned 3 this month, GARAGE Magazine decided to party with one of the country's best dressed actors Dingdong Dantes!

See who made their list for this year's Street Dapper Kings and learn their style secrets. Also, they've beefed up this anniversary edition with loads of special features and interesting articles.

So better grab a copy of Garage Magazine's thickest issue to date! Out now in magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstors nationwide!

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