Richard Gutierrez and Kris Aquino Movie Coming Soon

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Richard Gutierrez and Kris Aquino Movie Coming Soon


After her highly successful movie team-up with Dingdong Dantes in the MMFF 2011 entry "Segunda Mano", Kris Aquino will soon star in a movie with another Kapuso actor - this time it's with Survivor Philippines host Richard Gutierrez.

This news was first heard from Richard's mom and talent manager Annabelle Rama through her Twitter account @annabellerama2, "Magkakaroon na. Abangan nyo na lang." she tweeted.

It's more fun in the Philippines Launched at ASEAN Tourism Forum

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It's more fun in the Philippines Launched at ASEAN Tourism Forum


Exactly one week after its launched, the Department of Tourism (DOT) latest campaign "It's More Fun in the Philippines" was presented internationally by Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Manado, Indonesia on Friday, January 13.

"ATF 2012 is a perfect platform to introduce to some 1,600 international delegates composed of buyers and sellers," Secretary Jimenez, Jr. said in a statement.

Among the officials at the DOT presentation were North Sulawesi Governor Sinyo Harry Sarundajang, Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Rosario Claudio Aguinaldo and Consul General Jose Burgos.

Phil Younghusband and Angel Locsin to Celebrate Their First Year this February

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Phil Younghusband and Angel Locsin to Celebrate Their First Year this February


Phil Younghusband is quite sure,that at this point of their relationship,his girlfriend Angel Locsin is the right woman for him.

"Yes, I'm very sure. Yes, I think she's the one."

Asked why he thinks so, the Azkals striker said, "For me, you just know and you don't need any evidence, you just feel it. And when we're together, we feel very strong about each other."

Phil added that they are both very happy and so much in love with each other.

"We are very close. For me, you don't need any evidence... you just feel it. When we're together, we feel very strong about each other。What we feel is important is how we feel about each other. And we're in love and happy and wanna be together."

Although they have not publicly admitted their official relationship status, Phil and Angel will be celebrating their first year together this February. It will be recalled that days before Valentine last year when Phil asked Angel via Twitter to be his date on Valentine's Day.

Bea Alonzo Reunites with Robin Padilla in ‘Toda Max’

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Bea Alonzo Reunites with Robin Padilla in ‘Toda Max’


Robin Padilla's team-up with Bea Alonzo in the 2011 top-rating action-romance drama series "Guns and Roses" was definitely one to remember, but no one misses it more than the comedy-action star himself.

"I really miss Ms. Bea's beauty," said Robin.

He revealed that Bea stood out among his leading ladies because she seldom complained about anything.

Bea, meanwhile, said that Robin truly made her feel like a true leading lady because he is a true gentleman even off cam.

Robin's wish to work with Bea again will come true this Saturday, January 14, when Bea appears as guest co-star in his top-rating sitcom "Toda Max."

In this episode, Lady G (Pokwang) will invite Tol (Robin) and his kids Sandy (Aaliyah Benisano) and Ronron (Izzy Canillo) to sleepover at a house being sold to her, in hopes of seducing the charming widower. Justin (Vhong Navarro), on the other hand, supports Tol's dreams of having an own house. That's why he joins his cousin in the sleepover that turns out to be an outing.

Turmoil will then kick in when the Schizophrenic and brokenhearted property owner Sasi (Bea) enters the picture. What could be her involvement in the lives of the Beverly Gil's residents?

Don't miss "Toda Max" tonight, January 14, after "Maalaala Mo Kaya" on ABS-CBN.

Mundo Man ay Magunaw – Trailer

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Mundo Man ay Magunaw – Trailer


Check-out the trailer of ABS-CBN upcoming afternoon series “Mundo Man Ay Magunaw”.

“Mundo Man ay Magunaw” stars Empress Schuck, Ejay Falcon, Nikki Gil and Ms. Eula Valdez.

Other cast members include Sylvia Sanchez, Tessie Tomas, Allan Paule and Alex Castro. With the special participation of Jodi Sta Maria.




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Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee and Other Kapamilya Stars to Join Sinulog Festival 2012

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Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee and Other Kapamilya Stars to Join Sinulog Festival 2012


All’s set for ABS-CBN Regional Network Group’s Kapamilya Karavan, as it joins the Cebuanos in celebrating one of the country’s most colorful festivities, the Sinulog Festival 2012.

Featured in the first leg of the Kapamilya Karavan, which will be held this Saturday, January 14, at Ayala Mall Terraces, are the Kapamilya network’s biggest stars such as Gerald Anderson of “Budoy,” Enchong Dee of “Maria La Del Barrio,” Kaye Abad of “Angelito,” and Jason Francisco, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Gainza, Ryan Bang and Pooh of “Banana Split.”

Gerald Anderson shared that he considers the show in Cebu’s Sinulog Festival as a thanksgiving for the ever supportive Cebuanos who watch his teleserye and look forward to his new Star Cinema movie with Sarah Geronimo.

I’m really grateful to my fellow Visayans for supporting me in “Budoy.” To perform in front of them is my way of saying thank you,” Gerald said.

Enchong, on the other hand, would like to offer a prayer at the Sinulog feast. He said he’s really indebted to the Lord for the blessings he has received throughout the past years.

I know that the purpose of festivals is to give thanks for the bountiful life of a particular place. That’s why I’d like to take this opportunity,” Enchong said.

The Sinulog Festival is one of the biggest and most colorful annual festivities in the country. Derived from the Sinulog, which means thanksgiving dance, it gives honor to the Sto. Niño or the child Jesus.

Also this January, the Kapamilya Karavan is set to hit the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City.

Richard Gomez Joins ‘Happy Yipee Yehey’

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Richard Gomez Joins ‘Happy Yipee Yehey’


This Satuday, January 14, the noontime show’s witty hosts Randy Santiago, John Estrada and Rico J. Puno, welcomes their handsome guest Richard Gomez.

Together with RJR, Goma will serenade the girls with some of the country’s greatest hits. This is in preparation for the launching of the actor’s newest teleserye “Walang Hanggan,” which is considered the biggest so far.

Patrick Garcia, who’s also returning as a Kapamilya, will take the challenge of identifying the real woman among the featured drag queens in “Who’s that Girl.”

HYY hosts Pokwang, Bianca Manalo and Toni Gonzaga will also commemorate the joyous celebration of the Sinulog Festival via their colorful opening number.

HYY is also set to give mother of seven kids Elma Nollan the brand new jeep she won in “Susi Ng Kapalaran” recently. With the prize she won, she wants to provide for the needs of her family.

Meanwhile, after the success of “Batang Genius,” another exciting game will commence - the “Feeling Genius,” featuring comediennes Keanna Reeves and Angelica Jones.

Weekends are never the same when you’re with your favorite noontime barkada. Don’t miss the fun and the whopping gifts and prizes to be given away in “Happy Yipee Yehey!” Mondays through Saturdays, after Showtime on ABS-CBN.

Shalani Soledad - Roman Romulo Wedding Details

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Shalani Soledad - Roman Romulo Wedding Details


As everyone knows now, Valenzuela City Councilor Shalani Soledad and Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo will tie the knot on January 22 as advised by feng shui expert to bring them good family luck.

The wedding will be held at St. Benedict Church in Ayala Westgrove, Silang, Cavite. Reception follows in front of a lake at the nearby Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

The set menu prepared by chef Florabel Co-Yatco includes:

Appetizers: Whole-Wheat Pandesal with Butter…Smoked Salmon and Romaine Lettuce Salad served with Herb Croutons…Parmesan Flakes and Longganisa Bits with freshly-made Caesar Dressing…Chicken Binakol Soup with Baguio Spinach.

Entree: Roast US Angus Rib Eye with Soy Calamansi Sauce served with Mashed Sweet Potato and Haricot Vert.

Dessert: Queso de Bola, Cheesecake, and Suman Latik with Batangas Tsokolate

The bride's wedding gown was designed by Inno Sotto. The wedding's colors are green and violet as they are the favorite colors of the groom.

Among the “Ninongs” and “Ninangs” (wedding sponsors) are Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario, former House Representative Cynthia Villar, and TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.

The couple considered Rome as their honeymoon destination but ended up going to Palawan instead after the wedding.

Although some call it as "Wedding of the Year", the couple decided to make their wedding more private and simple and just use the money they saved to send aid to Sendong victims in CDO and Iligan.

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Rachel Weisz in "Bourne Legacy" First Shooting Day in Manila

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Rachel Weisz in "Bourne Legacy" First Shooting Day in Manila


Cameras rolled in the first shooting day of the big-budget film "Bourne Legacy" in San Andres, Malate Manila.

Spotted in the location is the movie's lead actress Rachel Weisz shooting a couple of action scenes.


According to onlookers, Weisz was very friendly and approachable and even allowed some fans to take some cellphone shots of her.

Check out the "Bourne Legacy" Manila first shooting day video and photos HERE.

Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda Stars in the Movie "2 and a Half Sisters"

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Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda Stars in the Movie "2 and a Half Sisters"


Blockbuster Kapamilya actresses Sarah Geronimo, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis join forces in a movie that is expected to shatter existing box-office records - their own records, if I must say.

Sarah Geronimo, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis–Viva’s biggest stars–will play as siblings in the upcoming comedy with a working title “2 and 1/2 Sisters” (2 and a Half Sisters).

Dubbed as the movie event of 2012, “2 and a Half Sisters” is going to be helmed by Wenn Deramas, the director the record-breaking “Praybeyt Benjamin” and will most likely be another joint production of Viva Films and Star Cinema.

Marian Rivera - Angel Locsin Movie in the Works?

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Marian Rivera - Angel Locsin Movie in the Works?


After the highly successful Richard Gutierrez - KC Concepcion and Kris Aquino - Dingdong Dantes collaboration in the big screen, Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera movie comes next?

Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Films, the only movie producer who can bring the Kapamilya, Kapatid and Kapuso talents together in one blockbuster movie is said to be planning to put two of the biggest names in Philippine showbiz - Marian and Angel, in one movie.

How could that be possible? Angel is an exclusive Star Cinema contract artist while Marian is a Regal Entertainment talent.

Popoy Caritativo, Marian's manager revealed that Mother Lily is indeed pushing a movie project featuring the two actresses but not official details has presented to them...yet, "Marian and I are open to it, pero wala pa talagang napag-uusapan."

While Manay Ethel Ramos, Angel's manager, said she have yet to talk with Malou Santos of Star Cinema regarding this possibility.

Your thoughts?

will.i.am to Tour World for Intel’s Ultrabook™ Project

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will.i.am to Tour World for Intel’s Ultrabook™ Project


Part Travelogue, Part Insider’s Guide, this Music Expedition will Send will.i.am
to 12 International Cities in 12 Months Creating 12 Original Pieces of Content


will.i.am, Intel’s director of creative innovation and international recording artist, is gearing up for another world tour. This time, however, he will be traveling around the globe as part of the Intel Ultrabook™ Project. Mirroring the musician’s vision of a richer, more participatory music experience for his fans, the Ultrabook Project will put music at the epicenter of social content to create the ultimate musical expedition. Fans will be able to see what will.i.am sees and experiences, and showcases the inspiration for and creation process behind each of the pieces of music. The 12-city, 12-month tour, which will kick off in Mexico City at the end of the month, will produce 12 original pieces of music inspired by the cities will.i.am visits. Ten- thousand downloads of each piece of music will be available exclusively on intel.com.

Likely additional tour stops include Australia, Brazil, China, England, India, Korea and the United States. During each stop on the Ultrabook Project tour, will.i.am will collaborate with local artists, gain inspiration from fashion, design and architecture trends and with insight from each unique culture he will develop and perform an original song using an Ultrabook device. Through Timeline, the new interactive music player created by agency partner Razorfish, fans will also be able to participate in the tour by watching the progress, interacting with each other, listening to the music, and ultimately downloading a limited number of free downloads along the way exclusively at www.intel.com/ultrabookproject.

Adding another new experience to the Ultrabook Project, a state-of-the-art 360-degree camera captured the musician’s activities in each city. The willpower360 app, available on Intel’s AppUp Center, gives users yet another ultra personal and unique glimpse into the artist’s journey around the world.


Bridging Music and UltrabookTM Innovation

The Ultrabook Project is about bringing together the audience and artist through technology. The next step in music evolution, the Ultrabook Project shows the future of a fuller, richer experience of music – one that is active and participatory and not just about passive listening.

will.i.am, in describing the Ultrabook Project, said, “The band of the future includes a digital artist and code writer and this is a big step toward making that a reality.”

Just as will.i.am is advancing the experience of music, Intel is ushering in the next stage of computing with the Ultrabook. Johan Jervøe, vice president and director of Intel’s Partner Marketing Group, said “Ultrabook devices put sleek style, intense performance and an amazing experience in the hands of users around the world and this tour with will.i.am will help bring those features and values to life.”

Musicians are constantly being inspired by their surroundings, which makes the Ultrabook a perfect device for them. Because of its lightweight design, superior battery life and ability to quickly complete the task at hand, it is simply an extension of anyone’s instrument collection to express themselves – no matter their walk of life.

Timeline, an interactive music player, displays content throughout the song as it relates to the lyrics (images that served as inspiration, videos of local musicians, etcetera.). It also allows users to comment within the song and share with their friends on Facebook and Twitter.

The new music player will be housed on Intel's homepage, and will be optimized for such mobile devices as tablets and smartphones. It will also feature a dedicated Ultrabook device section that invites users to explore the new features and designs.

"Intel understands the transformative power of digital technology, which is evident in their innovative product line. In that spirit, Razorfish created Timeline to revolutionize how consumers will experience music in the future. Through the Ultrabook, we are remaking the way consumers connect with music and artists,” said Christopher Follett, executive creative director of Razorfish West.

Stops on the Ultrabook Project tour will be announced and unveiled online at www.intel.com/ultrabookproject. Also, for all of the latest updates on the Ultrabook Project, follow @Intel using #Ultrabook.

The Ultrabook device is an emerging new breed of no-compromise computers that will increasingly combine best-in-class performance, improved responsiveness and battery life, and built-in security in thin, elegant, must-have mobile designs. Intel’s vision for Ultrabook devices entails a multi-year, industry-wide endeavor that will roll out in phases where new experiences and features will be added.

Rayver Cruz and Rodjun Cruz Topbill ‘Bringas Brothers’ Story in ‘MMK’ this Saturday

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Rayver Cruz and Rodjun Cruz Topbill ‘Bringas Brothers’ Story in ‘MMK’ this Saturday


Maalaala Mo Kaya” shares this Saturday, January 14, the inspiring story of Jeff Bringas and Kurt Bringas or better known as the ‘Bringas Brothers,’ the 3rd place winners of the number one talent reality search in the country, “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3.”

Starring real life brothers Rayver Cruz and Rodjun Cruz as Jeff and Kurt, the episode narrates the struggle the brothers had to go through to achieve their dreams. Witness in the story how Jeff (Rodjun) gave up everything in order to help his younger brother gain his self-esteem back after his left leg was amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer, and how music moved them to reach their goals, despite disappointment and rejections.




Sharing the small screen with the Cruz brothers are Valerie Concepcion, Nash Aguas, Ismael Clavero, Allan Paule, Melissa Mendez, Linn Oeymo, Laisa Comia, Angel Sy, Jobelle Salvador, and Raul Montessa.




The ‘Bringas Brothers Story’ was researched by Mae Rose Balanay, written by Benjamin Benson Logronio, and directed by Mae Czarina R. Cruz. Don’t miss another inspiring family drama this Saturday in the longest running drama anthology of Asia, “Maalaala MoKaya” (MMK), after “Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” www.faceboook.com/MMKOfficial.

Janelle Manahan Believes Ramona Bautista Uploaded the Ramgen-Janelle Video

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Janelle Manahan Believes Ramona Bautista Uploaded the Ramgen-Janelle Video


Janelle Manahan's lawyer Atty. Argee Guevarra said that they suspect Ramgen's sister Ramona “Mara” Bautista who is now in hiding as the culprit in the uploading of the sex video of their client and murdered actor Ram Revilla that feast the eyes of netizens lately.

Batay sa aming pagmo-monitor noong pumutok ang sex video at in-upload ito sa YouTube, ang mga IP addresses umano ay galing pang Europa. At alam naman natin kung sino sa pamilya Bautista ang nasa Europa ngayon. Walang iba kundi si Mara Bautista,” Atty. Guevarra said on his interviw with "The Buzz" on Sunday, January 8.

Aside from Ramona, another Bautista sibling, Gail Furuyama, is implicated in the circulation of the controversial video. Atty. Luke Espiritu, another lawyer of Janelle’s, noted YouTube user gillespiegen created on November 9, 2011, as a name which he said “can easily be equated [to] ‘Gail spying on Ramgen.’”

May mga YouTube account na na-create bago pa kumalat ang sex video. Ginamit lang precisely for the purpose of spreading the sex video,” Atty. Espiritu also said.

Janelle’s camp is resolute on filing a criminal case vs. the Bautistas for allegedly violating Republic Act 9995, or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, which is incidentally authored by Ramgen’s half-brother, Senator Bong Revilla, Jr.

Bourne Legacy Manila First Shooting Day Video and Photos

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Bourne Legacy Manila First Shooting Day Video and Photos


Cameras start to roll as scheduled for the first shooting day of Hollywood film "The Bourne Legacy" at San Andres St. in Malate, Manila.

Captured on video is Rachel Weisz, one of the lead stars in the fourth installment to the “Bourne” movie franchise.

Watch the first shooting day video of Bourne Legacy here:




“The Bourne Legacy” also stars Jeremy Renner (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Avengers) and Edward Norton (Primal Fear).






The film producers also tapped the country's best actors to play a small part in the film. They are John Arcilla, Lou Veloso and Madeleine Nicholas.

Under the direction of Tony Gilroy and based from the best-selling novel by Robert Ludlum, the Bourne Legacy will be distributed by UIP-Solar in the Philippines.

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Katy Perry Manila Concert Happening on January 22, 2012

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Katy Perry Manila Concert Happening on January 22, 2012


For the second time, Katy Perry is coming to Manila to bring her "California Dreams Tour" concert happening at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on January 22, 2012.

Presented by SMART, "California Dreams Tour" tickets are available at SM Tickets and Ticketworld outlets at Php 10,448 for Diamond (Reserved Seating), Php 6,844 Titanium (Free Seating), Php 3,710 Gold (Free Seating), Php 1,620 Silver (Standing) and Php 889 for Bronze (Standing).

For ticket reservations you may contact SM Tickets at 470-2222 or visit www.smtickets.com.

You may also check out TicketWorld at www.ticketworld.com.ph or call at Tel. No. 891-9999.

For more information about the concert, visit www.mmilive.com.

"The California Dreams Tour" kicked off in 2011 with a total of 122 shows in Europe, Australia, Japan, South America and North America and wraps up her 2012 leg in the Philippines.

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Christian Bautista and Karylle Team Up for the Post-Valentine Show "Love & Laughter"

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Christian Bautista and Karylle Team Up for the Post-Valentine Show "Love & Laughter"


Christian Bautista and Karylle exhibited strong chemistry in the musical West Side Story and the international series The Kitchen Musical but never had the chance to work on a concert together.

Finally, on February 29, 2012, the Christian and Karylle team-up debuts on the concert stage via a Post-Valentine cum Leap Year show called "Love & Laughter" at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World in Manila.

Produced by Resorts World, in cooperation with Ultimate Entertainment and Stages Talents, Christian and Karylle are set to dish out memorable love songs of different themes in the show - from falling in love to heartbreak to reconciliation and moving on.

Comedienne Nanette Inventor, known for her hilarious skits, will give this show a funny dimension.

Opera Belles and Primo are also guests of the show.

Tickets may be purchased at the Resorts World Manila Box Office located at the main casino entrance or all Ticketworld outlets nationwide.

Simple Plan Live in Manila Concert

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Simple Plan Live in Manila Concert


World famous Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan is in Manila for the third time to stage a one-night concert called "Get Your Heart On" as part of their world tour to promote their fourth studio album of the same title.

Happening tonight at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Simple Plan members Charles-Andre "Chuck" Comeau, Jean-Francois "Jeff" Stinco and Sebastian Lefebvre are expected to perform their hit songs "Welcome to My Life," "Untitled," "Perfect" and ""When I'm Gone".

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets. Ticket Prices (excludes 6% Ticketnet charge) are: Php4,500 for Patron VIP, Php 3,500 for Patron, Php 3,000 for Lower Box, Php 2,000 for Upper Box A, Php 1,000 for Upper Box B and Php500 for General Admission.

Aside from Manila, Simple Plan also performed at the following Asian territories:

January 6 – Yu Gong Yi Shan – Beijing, China
January 7 – The Mixing Room & Muse – Shanghai, China
January 8 – Taipei University Auditorium – Taipei, Taiwan
January 10 – HKAWE – Hong Kong, China

"Get Your Heart On!" the album features collaboration with several artists like Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Natasha Bedingfield, K'naan and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth.

Simple Plan first visited Manila in March 2005 with pop punk princess Avril Lavigne. They returned to Manila in August 2008 with New Found Glory and Jamie Scott.

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My Cactus Heart - Movie Trailer and Poster

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My Cactus Heart - Movie Trailer and Poster


Love is such a “thorny” issue! Nakakasakit, nakakasugat, nakakatinik. Now if the one you love believes in that, can there still be a happy ending?

Topbilled by real-life couple Matteo Guidicelli and Maja Salvador and one of the country’s most in-demand actors Xian Lim, "#MyCactusHeart" tells the story of Sandy (Maja) who doesn't believe in happily ever after. But what if someone comes along and will make her question what she believes in? Can that someone change her jaded heart?

Produced by Skylight Films and distributed by Star Cinema, "#MyCactusHeart" also stars Ricky Davao, Ramon Christopher, Joy Viado, Pinky Amador, Bettina Carlos, Kristel Moreno, Lemuel Pelayo, Nina Dolino, Bea Saw, Franzen Fajardo, Gee Canlas, Ervic Vijandre, Cecil Paz, Johan Santos, Kyle Amor, Mica Caldito, James Torres, Julijo Pisk Jr., Celine Lim, Masaki Reyes, Elijah Alejo and Rosanna Roces. With special guest appearance of JM De Guzman and Karylle.

Directed by Enrico C. Santos, the movie opens in theaters nationwide on January 25, 2012.

#MyCactusHeart - Trailer:



Beauty, Love and Drama Collide in GMA’s Newest Primetime Offering “Legacy”

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Beauty, Love and Drama Collide in GMA’s Newest Primetime Offering “Legacy”


Beginning January 16, 2012, brace yourselves for the grandest, much awaited and the best of Philippine Entertainment on GMA, as it launches the most alluring primetime series that will surely bait the television viewers for its visually unparalleled production and well-crafted story with the grand premiere of “Legacy.”

Dubbed as the “glossy drama masterpiece” of Philippine Primetime Television, Legacy is top-billed by the most captivating and award-winning young actresses today - 2009’s MMFF Best Supporting Actress Heart Evangelista as Diana Calcetas and 2010’s FAMAS Best Actress Lovi Poe as Natasha Alcantara.





Sprinkling sparks and romantic angles to the series are the most desirable leading men in the industry- Geoff Eigenmann as Josh Ledesma and Sid Lucero as Iñigo Salcedo.





Playing an important role in the series is Alessandra de Rossi as Bernadette Alcantara while Mike Tan portrays the role Third San Jose.





In the series, Don Romualdo’s son, Cesar, falls in love with a factory worker named Isabel. Among all the girls that he dated, it is only Isabel whom Cesar gets serious with. However, Don Romualdo forces his son to marry Eva, an heiress of the bank who lends them money in order to sustain their business. Cesar later decides to leave Eva and fight for his love for Isabel. But the situation will change when Eva tells him that she is pregnant.

Cesar once had a baby named Bernadette from the former bold star Anna Marie but Don Romualdo was not convinced that Cesar is the father of the baby.

One day, when Eva tries to confront Isabel, a squabble takes place eventually putting the rallying employees to jail, including Isabel and Lucio, her avid suitor. Isabel hopes and prays that Cesar will help them get out of jail. As expected, the case against them was pulled out and they are released.

Full of gladness, Isabel hurriedly goes to the office of Cesar to thank him for the help. To her surprise, Cesar asks her to leave the company and puts an end to their romantic relationship. Her world falls apart and the shock causes an emotional breakdown. Lucio will bring her to the hospital to have her checked and the news of pregnancy was announced by the doctor. She then decides to tell Cesar about the good news but Eva will drive her away.

Eva now faces her fear of Cesar leaving them once he learns of Isabel’s pregnancy. Her mom, Sophia, will convince her to continue pretending that she’s pregnant. They will adopt a baby to make their plan realistic. It will be a success and the baby will be named Natasha.

After many years, the newly hailed Marketing Officer of the Legacy Corporation, Natasha, stumbles upon Diana in a beauty contest and a rivalry is born between them.

The well-loved CEO of the Legacy Corporation Cesar Alcantara passes away. His untimely death marks the fight of Bernadette and Diana for legal rights to their father’s name and estate.

Having three beautiful daughters battling to be the successor of the Legacy Corporation, who will emerge on top? Up to what extent are they willing to fight to inherit the Legacy of their father? And who will reign as the sole owner of the corporation?

Adding glimmer to the glossy drama masterpiece is the roster of A-list and most respected movie and television actors: Eddie Garcia as Don Romualdo Alcantara; Liza Lorena as Sophia, Jackielou Blanco as Isabel Calcetas, Maritoni Fernandez as Anna Marie Leviste, Robert Seña as Cesar Alcantara and Cherie Gil as Eva Alcantara.

Adding star power to this highly-anticipated program are some of the most talented and promising stars today: Mark Bautista as Eboy; Sam Pinto as Ciara Estuar; Solenn Heussaff as Chloe Martin; Ryza Cenon as Juliet, Chariz Solomon as Candy.





Legacy, created by the GMA Drama group, is headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama; Ma. Regina Magno, AVP for Drama; Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager; Winnie Reyes, Executive Producer; and the creative team composed of Jun Lana, Creative Director; Jake Tordesillas, Creative Head; Suzette Doctolero, Creative Consultant; Arlene Navarro-Punio, Headwriter; and Dode Cruz, Creator.

Under the helm of director Jay Altajeros, witness the outpouring of beauty, love, drama and how Legacy raises the bar of primetime series from Monday to Friday starting January 16, 2012 only on GMA.

Josh Hutcherson Explores “The Mysterious Island” in “Journey” Sequel

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Josh Hutcherson Explores “The Mysterious Island” in “Journey” Sequel


Actor-on-the-rise Josh Hutcherson (upcoming “The Hunger Games”) returns as young explorer Sean in New Line Cinema's “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”

When the story opens, young Sean is definitely not where he wants to be. It’s been years since his father’s death, and his mother, Liz (Kristin Davis), has recently married Hank (Dwayne Johnson) and relocated the family to suburban Ohio. With no friends around, and a stepfather with whom he’s convinced he has nothing in common, Sean spends many solitary hours poring over his maps and Jules Verne novels and dreaming about undiscovered corners of the world that await him.

He feels trapped,” says Hutcherson, who reprises a role that has matured in sync with his own life in the four years since “Journey to the Center of the Earth” first screened. “He’s ready to move on to bigger things, and he’s filled with curiosity about the world, which I completely understand. I think a lot of people do, even if they’re not necessarily interested in discovering lost islands. There’s just a driving need to be out there on your own, figuring things out and finding your own way.”

More specifically, Hutcherson emphasizes, “Sean doesn’t want any part of his step-dad. He thinks the guy has nothing to offer; he’s unhip, uncool and has no imagination.”

Hank and Sean are at odds from the beginning, as one wants to connect and the other wants to distance himself,” explains Johnson. “Family is one of the most important thing to Hank, and his intention throughout the story is to make his family whole again.

But as noble as Hank’s intentions are, Sean feels he’s to blame for everything wrong with his life right now. More importantly, he’s sure to be the immovable object standing between Sean and the exploration the young man considers his birthright.

That assumption will be tested sooner than Sean thinks when he receives a strange radio call one night. It’s an encrypted S.O.S. that he suspects may be from his grandfather, Alexander, who hasn’t been heard from since he set out to prove that the Mysterious Island in Jules Verne’s novel was fact and not fiction.

Alexander is Sean’s idol. He’s pretty much always done whatever he wanted, and he’s always off on some crazy expedition,” says Hutcherson. “If Alexander is in trouble, Sean will do anything to reach him.

Sean couldn’t be more thrilled and vindicated. But his euphoria at finding his grandfather is short-lived when he learns that getting off the island will be much harder than falling onto it, and that they have very little time in which to accomplish it. The ground beneath them is sinking. Fast. The entire land mass will be underwater in days, if not hours, and their slim chance of survival is entirely in their own hands.




Hutcherson was most recently seen in Lisa Cholodenko’s Academy Award®-nominated feature, “The Kids are All Right.” His additional film credits include “The Vampire’s Assistant,” opposite John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek; “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D,” “Bridge To Terabithia”; “Firehouse Dog”; “RV”; “Little Manhattan”; “Zathura” and “The Polar Express.” Hutcherson won Young Artist Awards for Leading Young Actor for his roles in “Zathura” and “Bridge to Terabithia.”




Opening across the Philippines on February 02 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theatres, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” is a New Line Cinema presentation, will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Lee Min Ho Returns to the Philippines on January 23

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Lee Min Ho Returns to the Philippines on January 23


The long wait is over as Filipino fans get to see Lee Min Ho return to the Philippines via the highly anticipated and most expensive Korean action-drama, “City Hunter”.

Expect a different and more daring Min Ho who embarked on thrilling action-packed scenes and not to mention, exposed his well-toned physique as seen in the photo. Min Ho started creating a following among Filipino fans with his portrayal as Gu Jun Pyo in the hit Koreanovela “Boys Over Flowers.” His performance in “City Hunter” truly sealed his status as one of the most famous Asian stars. Rumor has it that a second installment for the series is currently in the works.




Watch out for Lee Min Ho as the “City Hunter” beginning Monday, January 23, on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

City Hunter - Trailer:



Public Warmly Welcomes Korina Sanchez’ Return to DZMM

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Public Warmly Welcomes Korina Sanchez’ Return to DZMM


Many viewers and listeners tweeted and texted to DZMM React to welcome Korina Sanchez’ return to DZMM on Monday, January 9, on the pilot of her magazine program “Rated Korina.”

In her much-anticipated banter with Ted Failon before “Failon Ngayon sa DZMM” ended, Korina expressed enthusiasm over her comeback and indulged the audience with what to expect from her new show. She said she will not focus on politics, but that the public can look forward to lighter discussions on family, relationships, and health.

Even if we will be talking about serious matters, you’ll end up smiling at the end of the program. Lessons will be learned. Let’s talk about life, your problems and their solutions,” she said.




“Rated Korina” is now airing weekdays at 10 AM on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 at DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26). For updates on the program, log on to dzmm.com.ph or follow @DZMMTeleRadyo on Twitter.

‘Happy Yipee Yehey’ Batang Genius Winner Jomari Fernando Takes Home P1-Million

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‘Happy Yipee Yehey’ Batang Genius Winner Jomari Fernando Takes Home P1-Million


Getting quality education won’t be a burden for Novo Ecijano Jomari Fernando, 12, anymore, as he was named “Batang Genius” on “Happy Yipee Yehey” last Saturday, January 7.

He bagged high school and college scholarships, and P1-million cash prize. He also received P50,000 worth of branded clothes and gadgets such as tablet computer, LED TV, digital camera and appliances. Jomari enthralled everyone when he dominated the TV quiz bee with his correct answers.



He faced “Sporty Speech Master” Chester, who didn’t go empty-handed with P100,000 and other prizes. With Jomari’s victory , he can now plan a better future for his family and share in his sibling’s medical needs. For more updates, follow HYY on Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/hyyofficial.

DOJ Denies ABS-CBN’s Motion to Dismiss the Filing of a Criminal Complaint for Libel Against Its Executives and Talents

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DOJ Denies ABS-CBN’s Motion to Dismiss the Filing of a Criminal Complaint for Libel Against Its Executives and Talents


The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently ordered the City Prosecutor of Quezon City to file libel charges against ABS-CBN for malicious imputations aired over its broadcast platforms in relation to the alleged “stolen” footage by broadcast giant GMA Network.

The case is in relation to the alleged unauthorized airing of Iraqi captive Angelo Dela Cruz’s arrival footage taken at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport over GMA’s newscast in July 2004.

ABS-CBN claimed over its newscasts that GMA “stole” and aired its live feed, which was actually taken from the Reuters Television Service (Reuters), where GMA had a video subscription contract.

Among those implicated in the crime of libel are ABS-CBN executives and talents, namely, Erwin Tulfo, Beth Frondoso, Lynda Jumilla, Ma. Progena Estonilo Reyes, Annie Eugenio, Dondi Garcia, Eugenio Lopez III, Luis Alejandro, Jose Ramon Olives, Jesus Maderazo, Luisita Cruz-Valdez, Jose Magsaysay, Jr., and Alfonso Marquez.

In her four-page resolution promulgated on December 14, 2011, DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima said, “The malicious imputation was evident from the use of the words ‘magnanakaw ng aming eksklusibong kuha,’ ‘pamimirata ng footage,’ ‘pagnanakaw ay isang malaking krimen,’ and ‘pagnanakaw ng video’ uttered by [ABS-CBN respondents].” These were aimed at casting discredit or dishonor to GMA on live nationwide broadcast.

Further, De Lima said that GMA proved that all the elements of libel, namely, defamatory imputation, malice, publication, and identifiability of the person defamed were present in the utterances and statements made in the ABS-CBN news reports about GMA’s use of Dela Cruz’s arrival footage.

GMA earlier petitioned with the Supreme Court its P100-million civil damages case for libel lodged against ABS-CBN for the aforementioned defamatory statements.

On November 9, 2010, the Court of Appeals released a Decision that junked ABS-CBN’s motion to file copyright infringement charges against GMA on grounds that the airing of Dela Cruz’s homecoming [by GMA] was done in good faith and cannot be regarded as infringement of copyrights.

Director Brian Taylor Talks About Re-Invention of ‘Ghost Rider’ Sequel

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Director Brian Taylor Talks About Re-Invention of ‘Ghost Rider’ Sequel


Director says the supernatural action thriller “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 blockbuster “Ghost Rider” starring Nicolas Cage, is a re-invention.

The directing team Neveldine/Taylor (Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor) – known for its edgy, gritty and kinetic action movies “Crank,” “Crank: High Voltage,” and “Gamer” – take on the supernatural action thriller “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 blockbuster “Ghost Rider” starring Nicolas Cage.

In the sequel, Johnny Blaze (Cage) — still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

In the following interview, Brian Taylor — one half of the directing team — talks about the film during a visit with journalists on location in Eastern Europe.

Question: How’s the shoot been going for you so far?

Brian Taylor: It’s been going unbelievably well. The cast we have on this movie is unbelievable, so every day, there are performances that make you walk away super-funked up about what you’re doing. The locations I mean are just unbelievable. This place Cappadocia in Turkey, it’s like the desert planet on Star Wars in real life. It’s crazy. I can’t believe nobody’s shot 50 movies there. We’re shooting in these 6,000 year old ruins and just tromping all over them like it’s a backlot. There’ll be like a thousand of year old statue and grips are like standing on the head when they’re setting lights.

Q: Was there one thing coming onto the project that was the most important thing for you to make it your own, make it feel fresh and original?

Taylor: It’s just that we wanted to really humanize it, and well, I think the main decision coming in that we wanted to differentiate this movie and make it alive and fresh. In the last movie, the title character was played by stunt guys, so the big thing we wanted coming in before anything else was the Ghost Rider needs to be played by Nicolas Cage, always, all the time. When he’s fighting, all the time, so 95% of the stuntwork, all the action, everything that is the “GR” is Nic and he’s playing it as a dual role, because the Ghost Rider is possessed by the spirit of Zarathos, it’s a different person, it’s not Johnny Blaze.

So he’s playing it as a dual role and a lot of the planning that went into the movie and preparation for his role is finding that character. What’s the language of this demon? What’s the language of this ancient god or whatever he is? We’ll found out what he is but that’s inhabiting this body. How does he move differently? And we nailed it and that’s what makes it so awesome, because in those scenes, they’re alive and every single frame you’re watching Ghost Rider, it’s gonna be the flaming skull, but you’re going to feel an actor, you’re going to feel a performance and you’re going to feel a character in all of those moments. So it brings the raw energy of the dialogue and all of that stuff into the action scenes, too.

Q: How beholden are you either to the comics or the first movie in terms of the look or story? The new motorcycle is very different and it’s not a big chopper like the comics, which is pretty outrageous.

Taylor: Well there’s been a million Ghost Rider comics. There’s been a lot of different versions of it and they’re all totally different. For me, it’s the full range of styles. The only books that we really were inspired by in the Ghost Rider canon were the Garth Ennis/Clayton Crain series, which is a much darker version of the character.

Q: So you’re almost creating your own version of it?

Taylor: Yeah, we wanted to just completely depart from the first movie and make it a whole thing. We’re picking up this character, whatever, five or six years later, and he’s in a much different place. He’s a much different guy. He’s in Europe, it’s a different bike. The physical transformation that happens to him has progressed where he doesn’t look the same, the skull looks different, everything looks different. It’s changed and progressed. Think of it like an illness and it’s progressed and this is in the final stages of that illness. It’s gonna feel a lot different from the first movie.

Q: Nic was saying that a lot of the things in here are very trippy, so I’m just curious if there are particular scenes that stand out as super-trippy to you?

Taylor: There’s a lot. Well this exorcism scene is going to be excellent. We shot half of it this morning and we shoot half of it at the end, but we’re really welcoming… you know there’s like two different versions of Nicolas Cage. There’s sort of mainstream Cage and there’s balls-to-the-wall Cage, and we’re definitely welcoming the demon. The performance we’re getting from Cage, it’s going to be one of those epic Nic Cage performances that people talk about.

Opening across the Philippines on February, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Watch the trailer here:





Julia Montes and Coco Martin Set to Capture the Hearts of Televiewers this Monday via "Walang Hanggan"

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Julia Montes and Coco Martin Set to Capture the Hearts of Televiewers this Monday via "Walang Hanggan"


The highly-anticipated Primetime Bida drama series “Walang Hanggan” will finally premiere on January 16, Monday, showcasing a powerhouse cast composed of two queens of Philippine cinema Susan Roces and Helen Gamboa; ‘eternal love team’ Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta; and the first onscreen team-up of Julia Montes and Coco Martin.

“Walang Hanggan” features the undying love that revolves around characters from three different generations: the love triangle among Virginia (Roces), Margaret (Gamboa), and John (Eddie Gutierrez); the ill-fated lovers Marco (Gomez) and Emily (Zulueta); and young sweethearts Daniel (Martin) and Katerina (Montes).

Roces expressed excitement over their newest series. She said, “I’m a fan of teleseryes myself, that’s why I’m very happy to be part of it. But what makes “Walang Hangan” more special is that this is Helen and I’s first-ever onscreen project.”

Meanwhile, Zulueta, who is set to revive love team with Gomez, took pride in the narrative that they will be offering to the audience. “The story was so great, that it was hard to turn down the role. Everyone can surely relate with the characters’ journey,” Zulueta mentioned.

While Zulueta and Gomez rekindle an old onscreen romance, Martin and Montes starts anew. Martin shared, “This is a new challenge for me since this is the first time that I’ll be doing a ‘full love story.’ But I’m getting inspiration from the fact that I’m working with the best actors and actresses of the industry.

Completing the powerhouse cast are well-regarded actors Rita Avila, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon, and Paulo Avelino; with the special participation of Eddie Gutierrez and Joel Torre. The series is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Trina Dayrit.

Never miss the beginning of a story of true love bound to last forever in ABS-CBN’s biggest teleserye offering this 2012, “Walang Hanggan,” this Monday, January 16, after “Budoy” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Noemi Lagman, Found; Her Family Released Official Statement

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Noemi Lagman, Found; Her Family Released Official Statement



Noemi Lagman, a missing student of Asia Pacific College in Magallanes Makati has been found.

Lagman, who disappeared on January 6, was carrying P33,000 for her enrollment. Her schoolmates said she never reached school on that day.

Though, her family keep mum on the true reason of her sudden disappearance (as advised by authorities), they were still able to released a statement extending their gratitude to those who helped and prayed for her safety and immediate rescue.

Noemi Lagman has been found and she is now safe. Our deepest gratitude to all of you who helped us. For the final time regarding this issue, I hope you can click once more your likes, comments, and share buttons. Everyone deserves to know. It was through social media where we got the first lead and it has played a vital role in connecting all of us.

We were advised by the authorities that information on how and where she was found be kept confidential for her and her family's security and privacy. We ask for your understanding on this matter.

As of this writing, there are 213 likes, 111 comments, 96 tags, and a staggering 8,114 shares on my facebook wall on posts regarding Noemi. A total of 8,534 online activity. We ask the Lord to bless 8,534 times all of you who helped us during this time. This does not include online and offline activities that I could not quantify anymore.

It has been an exhausting and emotionally draining 100 hours of non-stop search, the longest 100 hours of our lives, something we will never forget. Finally I want to share with all of you the lesson we learned from this experience: love your family, love them tirelessly, love them unconditionally, because at the end of the day, it's what matters.

Marami pong salamat at pagpalain po kayong lahat.

Allan Lagman Capulong
(Noemi's Kuya Pinsan)

Noel Lagman
(Noemi's Father)

Rihanna and Cheryl Cole Collaborate on New Album

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Rihanna and Cheryl Cole Collaborate on New Album


Rihanna is scheduled to record an up-tempo duet with Cheryl Cole which will be included on the latter's new album, out in March.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's a big year for Cheryl. She can't wait for her fans to hear the music she's been passionately working on over the past 12 months.

"She has struck up a friendship with Rihanna, who recently duetted with Brit star Calvin Harris. Rihanna thinks the world of Cheryl and will work on a party remix with her when they meet up on her next visit.

"The album fuses pop, hip hop, soul and dance. It already has some party anthems on it but Rihanna's would get everyone up on their feet."

Cole, who has worked with the likes of Taley Riley, Taio Cruz, Alex Da Kid and Patrizio Pigliapoco on the album, has made no secret of her admiration for Rihanna and recently tweeted her, congratulating her on finishing her Loud world tour last month.

The 28-year-old singer wrote: "Congratulations on completing your tour @rihanna. Have an amazing Christmas, well deserved break and another amazing year! #illdrinktothat X (sic)"

Rihanna, 23, replied: "U are a sweetheart! Really!!! Thank you. (sic)"

- Contactmusic

Manny Pacquiao - Floyd Mayweather Jr. Boxing Fight Pushes Through this Coming May

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Manny Pacquiao - Floyd Mayweather Jr. Boxing Fight Pushes Through this Coming May


This is it! The much awaited fight between Filipino boxing champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and the undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. might finally push through this coming May.

It will be recalled that Mayweather challenged Pacquiao on a boxing match through his Twitter acount.

"Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see. My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up Punk." Mayweather tweeted.

Now, Pacquiao, through his adviser, Michael Koncz, expressed his willingness to fight with Mayweather, not on May 5 but at the end of May.

"Be your own boss Floyd and fight at the end of May, for the economic reason of earning the extra income from the bigger stadium... the earliest this can be constructed is the end of May," Koncz said.

Palin Endorsement for President Goes to Newt Gingrich

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Palin Endorsement for President Goes to Newt Gingrich


Palin Endorsement for President Goes to Newt Gingrich - and this might shake-up the upcoming presidential election.

Newt Gingrich, Republican Presidential candidate, gets one secured vote in the coming presidential election courtesy of Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Palin announces on Monday, January 9, that he is officially endorsing Gingrich for President as he thought the former House speaker shares the same qualities with his wife Sarah.

Will Sarah Palin follow her husband's lead and endorse Gingrich too?

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