'City Hunter' Starring Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young Premieres January 23 on ABS-CBN

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'City Hunter' Starring Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young Premieres January 23 on ABS-CBN


ABS-CBN kicks off the year of the dragon with the much-awaited and biggest Korean drama “City Hunter” premiering this Monda, January 23, in Primetime Bida.

Taking the lead in this landmark Korean production is Asian superstar Lee Min Ho who returns on Philippine primetime TV after his hit series “Boys Over Flowers,” and “Perfect Match” on ABS-CBN.

Playing as Min Ho’S leading lady is his rumored real-life girlfriend, Park Min Young. The two reportedly fell in love while shooting the action-drama soap.




In the series, Min Ho plays the role of Johnny Lee, a charming and smart young man who works at the Presidential residence called the Blue House. Little did everyone know that behind his massive appeal to women, intelligence, and pleasing personality lies a son trained to kill and seek revenge for his father. His mission is to make five politicians responsible for killing his father pay with their own lives

Despite being a skilled assassin, the task wouldn’t be that easy for Johnny because he has to follow three rules on his mission— he cant trust anyone, he cant reveal his true identity, and he cant fall in love. All of these will be put to test when he meets Kim Na Na (Min Young), a body guard at the Blue House. As Johnny unintentionally falls in love with Na Na, he must also choose which path to take. Will he choose duty or love?

Don’t miss the premiere of “City Hunter” this Monday, January 23, after “Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight,” in the undisputed Primetime Bida of ABS-CBN.

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Velvet Exclusively Airs ‘The Royal Variety Performance’

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Velvet Exclusively Airs ‘The Royal Variety Performance’


Get a dose of royal entertainment through the Philippine premiere of “The Royal Variety Performance” tonight, January 21, at 10p.m. exclusive on Velvet.

The “Royal Variety Performance” is an annual event attended by the senior members of the Royal family of United Kingdom (UK). The event showcases different astounding performances from comedians, singers, magicians and acrobats who made their mark in their respective fields.

This year’s performances include US “X Factor” judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger, UK “X Factor” winner Leona Lewis, Pop Sensation Pixie Lott and “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Jai McDowall.

Two of the world’s best music icons Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow will also fly in to UK for a one night only performance. The classical phenomenon Il Divo, Adam Cooper and the cast of “Singin’ In The Rain” will also perform. Britain’s renowned Broadway composer, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber also graces the event.

Besides music, acts from British comedians Jason Manford, Greg Davis and Tim Minchin regale the audience with their funny antics. Sam Wills performs as “The Boy with Tape on his face” amazed the audience a different comedic act.

American singer Cee Lo Green awes his British audience as he performs his new single “Anyway”. He also performs “Somebody to love” with Leona Lewis.

Meanwhile, English singer Pixie Lott also sings her single “All about tonight”. Nicole Sherzinger enthralls everyone with her performance of “Phantom of the Opera”, a Broadway musicalby English-composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Some of the event’s highlights are a jaw-dropping performance of Las Vegas’s most popular magic-duo, Penn and Teller, a groundbreaking performance from STOMP, an acrobatic act from Base Berlin, a duet from Rolando Villazon and Hayley Westenra. Peter Kay, who hosts the event, thrills the audience as he leads an orchestra that includes 10 Royal Marine drummers.

The Royal Variety Performance has been presented to the British Royal Family for nearly 100 years and the proceeds of the event go to the Entertainment Artiste’s Benevolent Fund.





Velvet (SkyCable Channel 53) is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide. For updates, log-on to http://www.facebook.com/VelvetChannel.

Boardwalk Launches 'Fashionation' - the First Personal Shoppers' Congress

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Boardwalk Launches 'Fashionation' - the First Personal Shoppers’ Congress


Boardwalk, in its unremitting and unrelenting mission to uplift the lives of the Filipino, paved the way for the first-ever Personal Shoppers’ Congress dubbed “Fashionation” to allow Filipinos to witness first-hand the evolution of fashion.

There’s more to fashion than just keeping up with the latest styles and trends and Fashionation proved that one can live a better, more successful, and more fashionable lifestyle with whatBoardwalk has in store for millions of Filipinos for 2012.

Featuring the biggest and most recognizable names in the TV and movie industry with the likes of Coco Martin, Derek Ramsay, Gabby Concepcion, and Ms. Kris Aquino just to name a few, the first-everPersonal Shoppers’ Congress became a congregation of the finest and the brightest.

Of course, Boardwalk dedicated Fashionation to its committed members who were christened as full-pledged Personal Shoppers, making an oath to do their very best in the service of the Filipino, bring out the best in each and every one of them, and carry theBoardwalk name with the competence and confidence needed to move towards a better and brighter future.

The event opened up with a spectacular performance from El Gamma Penumbra before Boardwalk President Bernardo Madera took the stage to thank Boardwalk’s faithful members whose unremitting and unwavering support helped make Boardwalk the household name that it is today.

Mr. Madera attests that Boardwalk will have even more surprises for 2012 and he couldn’t be any more excited for the company and its members.

Boardwalk’s finest were acknowledged and given the recognition they deserve, with numerous awards given to the top-selling branches nationwide, and the most outstandingPersonal Shoppers of 2011.

Boardwalk couldn’t be any prouder of all of it’s Personal Shoppers. If it wasn’t for their dedication and hard work, the company wouldn’t have been able to reach the success the company had in 2011.

Boardwalk can attest that the company has loyal, driven, and goal-oriented members that continue to bring the Boardwalk name to new heights. Filipinos were able to reach the pinnacle of success because of the wonderful business opportunities Boardwalk has given them and it is because of this fact why its members have stood by the company through its 20 years in the industry.

Because of Boardwalk, they now have the financial freedom to do what they want, when they want, while at the same time, provide a better and brighter future for themselves and their families.

Boardwalk has proven time and time again that every Filipino deserves to be successful and become the best that they can be. People from all walks of life, both young and old, can and will succeed withBoardwalk.

It is never too early or too late in getting on the right vehicle for success and the company is very grateful that its members continue to reward the company with their incomparable and unparalleled commitment in helpingBoardwalk become one of the top-selling and fastest-growing direct-selling companies in the country.

With the new programs Boardwalk will launch for 2012, like the Personal Shoppers and the Angat Ang Komunidad campaign, it’s certainly looking like the new year will even be bigger than the last one as the company moves forward with the success of the Filipino in mind.


Boardwalk launches Angat Ang Komunidad

For 20 years, Boardwalk has continued to uplift the lives of the Filipino through the wonderful business opportunities they offer. It is our mission to improve the Filipino way of life and Boardwalk remains steadfast and committed to this purpose.

In our interminable and unremitting pursuit to refine the Filipino lifestyle, we have launched a series of projects that strengthen our mission to provide a better life for every Filipino and bring us closer to our goal.

The first one was the ”Angat Ang Pamilya” program that promotes the family development of our Boardwalk Personal Shoppers while enticing people to set-up their own business with the biggest direct-selling company in the country.

This was followed by our ”Angat Sa Porma” campaign that focused on the professional development of our Boardwalk Personal Shoppers, helping them improve their sense of style while at the same time, let them have flourishing careers with Boardwalk.

Which brings us to the Angat Ang Komunidad initiative.

While the first one centered on family development, followed by a focus on career growth, ”Angat Ang Komunidad” concentrates on the Filipino community and how they can be improved through thebusiness opportunities provided by Boardwalk.

It is time for our members to share the success they’ve had with their respective communities. We at Boardwalk believe that building a strong network within a community will not only help our Personal Shoppers improve their business for the better, their success, and that of their community’s, will also be multiplied ten-fold.

This is part of Boardwalk’s commitment to continue uplifting the lives of the Filipino and we hope that you will be one with us in this new endeavor as we marchtowards a better and brighter future together.


Enjoy a business that works. Be a Personal Shopper.
True to its mantra of uplifting the lives of the Filipino, Boardwalk is letting each and every one of you enjoy a business that not only pays well but also lets you be a big help to every Filipino out there who wants to bring out the best in them.

You can help millions of Filipinos to be more confident and always be at their best by becoming one of Boardwalk’s Personal Shoppers. Not only will you own a business that gives you financial freedom to do what you want, when you want, you will be giving people personal advices on how they can best project themselves to the best of their abilities.

That is what being one of Boardwalk’s Personal Shoppers is all about. You will be every Filipino’s personal adviser in looking good and feeling good, their personal coach in style, helping Filipinos to be more confident in how they look and in what they do.

As a Personal Shopper, you will be every Filipino’s confidant in the world of fashion.

To assure our clients that they will always receive the best direction in style and fashion, would-be Personal Shoppers will be given proper training to help you become the official liaison, if you will, for Filipinos to what’s hip, trendy, and fashionable.

As a Personal Shopper, you will live and breathe fashion and virtually shop for our clients, freeing them from the hassles of standing in those long lines at the shopping malls. You will be able to see what our clients want before they even get the chance to tell you what they want.

Style and fashion will be second nature to Personal Shoppers and you will be a part of an elite group who will be helping every Filipino live better lives by giving them the upper hand in how to be the best that they can be.

Give us a call at 631-9999 and become one of Boardwalk’s Personal Shoppers and experience first-hand why your fashion is our business.

My Binondo Girl Finale Trends Worldwide on Twitter

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My Binondo Girl Finale Trends Worldwide on Twitter


ABS-CBN television series “My Binondo Girl” trended worldwide on Twitter as it aired its final episode on Friday.

Concluding the show, all the existing conflicts were resolved. Despite the challenges in their relationship, Jade (Kim Chiu) and Andy (Xian Lim) still ended up together and got married.

The show’s grand finale gained the attention of netizens, who took their love for the show to Twitter.

The hashtag #MyBinondoGirlFinale was ranked as the top local and worldwide trending topic on Twitter at around 10:30 p.m.

A number of Twitter users extended their congratulations to the cast and crew of “My Binondo Girl” for the success of the show.

Twitter user EthelMEspiritu posted, "Congrats to all the cast, staff and crew. #MyBinondoGirlFinale."

"‘Wala na akong masabi. Congratulations My Binondo girl! The trending says it all... #mybinondogirlfinale #TheDragonFinale”, user siJonahako tweeted.

Others expressed how much they will miss the show now that it has reached its end.

Twitter user siJonahako said, “Waiting for #MyBinondoGirlFinale. Nakakalungkot naman :'( mami-miss ko ang #Jandi. @xianlimm.”

In an earlier interview, Chiu said the end of "My Binondo Girl" feels bittersweet.

"Malungkot na masaya. Pero ganoon talaga lahat ng show kailangang matapos. So nagpapasalamat kami sa lahat ng sumuporta at gabi-gabi ay nandiyan sila," she said.

Chiu also extended her appreciation to all her fans and avid viewers of the series for making it No. 1 in the ratings.

"Sa mga fans, maraming salamat. Taos puso akong nagpapasalamat dahil taos puso niyong tinanggap si Jade Dimaguiba, ang 'My Binondo Girl' sa bahay niyo gabi-gabi," she added.

After "My Binondo Girl," Chiu and Lim are set to do a movie together.

Daniel Craig Arrives in Manila to Visit His Wife

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Daniel Craig Arrives in Manila to Visit His Wife


Famous Hollywood actor Daniel Craig (James Bond 007, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) arrived in Manila late Friday night, January 20, to visit his wife Rachel Weisz, who is currently on location shooting for the Hollywood action thriller "Bourne Legacy".

Craig arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 boarding a Dragon Airlines flight KA931 from Hong Kong.

According to a report by interaksyon.com, Craig was wearing a black leather jacket with beret, and lugging only a handcarried bag, he immediately left the airport terminal after clearing immigration and customs formalities.

He was met by his wife Rachel, who earlier in the day was filming some scenes at Terminal 3 of the airport.

The couple proceeded to their hotel suite in Makati City.

‘ASAP 2012′ Celebrates Chinese New Year this Sunday Live at the Quirino Grandstand

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‘ASAP 2012′ Celebrates Chinese New Year this Sunday


ASAP 2012” welcomes the Year of the Water Dragon through a star-studded double celebration of Chinese New Year live at the Quirino Grandstand this Sunday (January 22), at 12:15nn and a grand New Year countdown at 8 p.m.

Make some noise and attract all the good vibes with the biggest and brightest Kapamilya stars led by ASAP Kapamilya mainstays Gary Valenciano, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Luis Manzano, Kim Chiu, Jericho Rosales, KC Concepcion, Cristine Reyes, Sam Milby, and Sarah Geronimo.

To kick off the party, “ASAP 2012″ throws a grand farewell to the cast of top-rating Kapamilya teleserye, “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig,” led by child wonders Zaijan Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Mutya Orquia, and Louise Abuel, as they thank and invite fans for their finale week. Also gracing the ASAP concert stage are the lead stars of the newest Primetime Bida drama series, “E-Boy” that include Bugoy Cariño, Ariel Rivera, Agot Isidro, Jomari Yllana, and Valerie Concepcion.

Have a festive time with the stellar cast members of ABS-CBN’s two newest Kapamilya Gold offerings and one Star Cinema movie–Maja Salvador, Patrick Garcia and Jason Abalos of “Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin;” Empress, Ejay Falcon, and Nikki Gil of “Mundo Man Ay Magunaw;” and Maja, Matteo Guidecelli, and Xian Lim of the film “My Cactus Heart.”

Complete the Chinese New Year with a string of concert performances including the explosive song number of Arnel Pineda; world-class blowout of ‘Mamma Mia!’ cast; big time concert acts from Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Karylle, Yeng Constantino, Zia Quizon, Vincent Bueno, Boys R Boys, ASAP Pinoy Champs, and ASAP Sessionistas. Also, dance along with ASAP Supahdancers Iya Villania, Gab Valenciano, Rayver Cruz, John Prats, Enchong Dee, and Enrique Gil. “Growing Up” stars Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, and Diego Loyzaga will also take part in the Chinese New Year celebration.

Don’t dare miss 2011 PMPC Star Awards Best Musical Variety Show and Golden Screen Awards 2011’s Outstanding Musical Program, “ASAP 2012” live at the Quirino Grandstand this Sunday, 12:15nn on ABS-CBN. On the same venue, the “ASAP 2012 New Year Countdown” begins at 8pm. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

Party Pilipinas Welcomes Year of the Dragon this Sunday

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Party Pilipinas Welcomes Year of the Dragon this Sunday


Party Pilipinas welcomes the year of the Dragon with powerful performances from the biggest Kapuso stars.

VoX (Vocal Excellence) gives life to Chinese Zodiac Signs as interpreted by songs featuring GMA’s prime singers Jaya, Kyla, Rachelle Ann, Jonalyn, Maricris, Aicelle, Julie Ann and Protege grand winner, Krizza Neri.

Birthday girls Glaiza de Castro and Kylie Padilla celebrate their special day on the show with equally stunning performances. Glaiza gives a rockin birthday treat while Kylie performs another air dance number.

Start your Chinese new year filled with love in a number showcasing popular love songs performed in duets. Fall in love like never before with Heart Evangelista and Kris Lawrence, Lovi Poe and Mark Bautista, Aljur Abrenica and Janine, Jake Vargas and Protege Denise, Jay Perillo and Protege Krizza, Nomer and Leana, and phenomenal singing loveteam, Julie Ann and Elmo.

Let the heartthrobs of Party Pilipinas serenade you with the best of boy band love songs in Keso Boys: Tikoy Edition. On the other hand, the twitter-trending topic 12 Gays production number is back as they give you a rundown of the top trending topics of 2011 in the year of the Rabbit. While Hot Vixens Gwen, Chloe, Rochelle, and Winwyn and Legacy girls Lovi, Heart, and Sarah heat up the dance floor, for the boys only.

Be prepared to be blown away as Shin-Ky, La Diva and the top female of Protege Lirah, Lovely, and Jensen share one concert stage in a powerhouse number. While Sayaw Pilipinas gives another power dance mix only from your favorite Sayaw Pilipinas dance crewMark Herras, Kris Bernal, Winwyn, Diva, Yassi, Mayton, Rocco, Enzo, Sef, and Julian featuring Ryza Cenon, Vaness del Moral and Elmo.

Soar higher and roar louder with Party Pilipinas: Enter the Dragon.

Lifestyle Network Airs METRO Society’s Tribute to Pitoy Moreno

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Lifestyle Network Airs METRO Society’s Tribute to Pitoy Moreno


In the recent Metrowear tribute show, the Fashion Czar of Asia, Pitoy Moreno, has once again proven his tenure in the fashion industry with over 100 pieces that encapsulated his exquisite collection.

Lifestyle Network (SkyCable Channel 52), the country’s premier lifestyle channel, takes pride in airing this historic show dubbed as “Jose Pitoy Moreno: A Tribute Gala” on January 23, 12 p.m., January 25, 11p.m. and January 28, 10a.m. The special tribute presentation was accompanied by performances from Rico Blanco, Rem Zamora, and Gary Valenciano, accompanied by the Manila Symphony Orchestra that played Filipino tunes with an ethnic touch to complement the presentation.

Hosted by KC Concepcion, the show also featured a stunning collection that sums up Moreno’s illustrious career donned by celebrity models including Marina Benipayo, Phoemela Baranda, 2010 Ms. Universe 4th runner-up Venus Raj, 2011 Ms. Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup, Sam Milby, Piolo Pascual, Megan Young, Lauren Young, Denise Laurel and Karylle.



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‘Munting Heredera’ Ends Incredible Nine-Month Long Journey

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‘Munting Heredera’ Ends Incredible Nine-Month Long Journey


After months of dominating on primetime, GMA-7’s Munting Heredera concludes its successful nine-month journey with a nerve-racking finale week from January 30 to February 3.

Intended to run for only 13 weeks, the Kapuso family drama received several extensions after consistently topping ratings charts. The show garnered its highest audience share last August 30, 2011 with an overwhelming 49.5 points among Mega Manila households according to AGB Nielsen (based on May 9, 2011 to January 17, 2012 Mega Manila households data). To this day, Munting Heredera remains at the top of its game as it continues to register high ratings relative to its competition.

Likewise the show made its presence felt on the internet as netizens avidly followed and discussed the many twists and turns in the story.

From the show’s basic plot, which tells of a grandmother searching for her missing heiress, the writers of Munting Heredera headed by Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan and its award-winning director, Maryo J. delos Reyes were able to make the story even more engaging by introducing new characters and sub-stories.

While the story focused on the search for the rightful heiress to the Montereals’ riches, Munting Heredera also shed light on other issues and revelations involving other players in the story. Truly, every character made an impact and contributed to the overwhelming success of what is arguably one of GMA’s most successful and unforgettable dramas.

Through out every episode, Ms. Gloria Romero, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Camille Prats, Luz Valdez, Gabby Eigenmann (whose performance in MH as Desmond earned him a Best Supporting Actor trophy in the Golden Screen Awards), Leandro Baldemor, Ynez Veneracion, Neil Ryan Sese, Krystal Reyes and Roderick Paulate gave exceptional performances in their portrayal of different familial issues.

The three girls Mona Louise Rey, Kyle Daniel Ocampo and Barbara Miguel also impressed viewers with their talent – whether they be throwing lines at each other or acting alongside their more experienced, veteran co-stars.

Meanwhile, with Katrina Halili, Joyce Ching and Kristoffer Martin leaving the show came the arrival of new actors including the likes of Boots Anson-Roa, Robert Arevalo, Bobby Andrews, Andrea del Rosario, Migs Cuaderno, and in a very special role, Monmon Domingo, a 12-year old boy born with cerebral palsy. Certainly, their acting performances will also leave a mark with audiences, whose nights were made more colorful by the weeknight drama.

In its much-awaited finale week, viewers must await whether or not Manny (Roderick Paulate) will survive a new battle concerning his health, or if Desmond (Gabby Eigenmann) will remain greedy until his last breath. Witness too, how the love stories of Sandra (Camille Prats) and Jacob (Mark Anthony Fernandez), and Doña Ana (Gloria Romero) and Enrique (Robert Arevalo) will culminate in the story. Someone will also officially join the Montereal family. Who could this person be?

Find out the answers to these and more as Munting Heredera bids its viewers farewell. Do not miss its finale week from January 30 to February 3 on its new timeslot after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.

Keanna Reeves Battles with Ethel Booba in Feeling Genius on ‘HYY’

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Keanna Reeves Battles with Ethel Booba in Feeling Genius on ‘HYY’



This Saturday on “Happy Yipee Yehey” (HYY), Toni Gonzaga continues her birthday celebration with a big blast. Also, the much talked about “Feeling Genius” will also bring laughter to everyone.

On Friday, January 20, Toni Gonzaga received a cake from her co-hosts in HYY, but she didn’t blow the candle on top of it, as this only prompted her long yet colorful and happiness-filled birthday celebration.

In an interview recently, Toni said she can’t ask for more on her birthday, as she has raised her wish already on New Year’s Eve. If she has to wish for anything, she would always say strength and wisdom.

This industry has a lot challenges. That’s why I need wisdom to lead myself to the right direction,” Toni said.

Meanwhile, Keanna Reeves enthralled everyone when she trounced Angelica Jones in the intense battle of the brains in “Feeling Genius” last Saturday. Now, she embarks on a new challenge as she faces equally sexy Ethel Booba. Who among them will be hailed the week’s Feeling Genius?

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.

Hari ng Tondo - Gloc 9 feat. Denise (Music Video and Lyrics)

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Hari ng Tondo - Gloc 9 feat. Denise (Music Video and Lyrics)


Catch here the music video trailer of "Hari ng Tondo" - the official theme song of MMFF 2011's only action movie entry "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story".





kahit sa patalim kumapit isang tuka isang
kahig ang may mga kamay na bahid ng galit
kasama sa buhay ng minana isang maling
akala na ang taliwas na minsan ay tama
ang hari ng tondo hari ng Tondo
baka mabansagan ka ng hari ng Tondo
hari ng tondo hari ng Tondo ohhh
baka mabansagan ka ng hari ng Tondo


minsan sa isang lugar sa maynila
maraming nangyayare ngunit takot ang
dilang sabihin ang lahat animoy
kagat kagat kahit itagoy di mo pedeng
pigili ang alamat ng utos ko kahit
madami ang ulupong at halos idiin pa ang
laya sa pagkulong sa kamay ng iilan umaubos
kikilan ang lahat ng pumalag walang tanong
ay kitilan ng buhay, buhay magpapatunay
na kahit hindi makulay kailangan mag bigay
pugay sa kung sino ang lamang mga bitukang
halang at kung wala kang alam ay yumuko ka
nalang hanggang sa may nag pasya na
sumalungat sa agos wasakin ang mga kadenang
na syang gumagapos sa kwentong mas astig
pag sa bagong tahi na lunta sabay sabay
natin awitin ng tabing na tolda


kahit sa patalim kumapit isang tuka isang
kahig ang may mga kamay na bahid ng galit
kasama sa buhay ng minana isang maling
akala na ang taliwas na minsan ay tama
ang hari ng tondo hari ng Tondo

baka mabansagan ka ng hari ng Tondo
hari ng tondo hari ng Tondo ohhh
baka mabansagan ka ng hari ng Tondo


Nilusong ang kanal na sa pangalan nyay
tumawag alang alang sa iba tsaka na muna
ang paawat sa mali na nagagawa na tila
nagiging tama ang tunay na may kaylangan
ang sya pinatatamasa lahat silay takot
nakakapaso ang iyong galit mga bakal na may
nag babagang tinga papalit palit sa hangin
na masangsang nakakapanga hina ang nana at
hindi mo matangal na parang bang sima ng
pana na nakulawit subalit sa kabila ng
lahat ay ang halimuyak lamang ng iisang
bulaklak ang syang tanging nag hahatid
sakanya sa katinuan at hindi ipagpapalit na
kahit na sino man. ngunit ng dumating ang
araw na gusto nya ng talikuran ay huli na
ang lahat at sa kamay ng kaibigan ipinasok
ang tinga tumulo ang dugo sa lonta ngayon
alam mo na ang kwento ni Asiong Salonga


kahit sa patalim kumapit isang tuka isang
kahig ang may mga kamay na bahid ng galit
kasama sa buhay ng minana isang maling
akala na ang taliwas na minsan ay tama
ang hari ng tondo hari ng Tondo
baka mabansagan ka ng hari ng Tondo
hari ng tondo hari ng Tondo ohhh
baka mabansagan ka ng hari ng Tondo

Gretchen Barretto and Dawn Zulueta to Work Again Together Only If...

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Gretchen Barretto and Dawn Zulueta to Work Again Together Only If...


The ailing friendship of Dawn Zulueta and Gretchen Barretto might finally have a long overdue treatment and the two could be seen again together in a television and movie project or even a product endorsement.

It will be recalled that Dawn and La Greta had a falling out four years ago during a pictorial for a shampoo advertisement where they had a heated exchange of text messages over their respective "statuses" in life and Dawn's claim of La Greta being "primadonna". They had not been quite congenial towards each other since.

In a recent presscon for ABS-CBN's newest primetime soap "Walang Hanggan" where she is reunited with former reel and real-life boyfriend Richard Gomez, Dawn was asked if she is willing to work anew with La Greta.

"Hindi ko alam. Siguro ang kailangan munang mangyari, eh, magkabati muna kami," she said.

"Siguro, antayin na lang natin dumating ang pagkakataon. Kapag nangyari ‘yun, maybe," she added.

Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale Topbill the Blockbuster Action Thriller ‘Contraband’

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Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale Topbill the Blockbuster Action Thriller ‘Contraband’


Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Other Guys) and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld series, The Aviator) lead the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind, and the family he’ll do anything to protect.

Legendary smuggler Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) had abandoned his life of crime to settle into a life of comfortable domesticity with his wife and their two young sons. But after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones of X-Men: First Class, No Country for Old Men), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi of Avatar, Public Enemies), Chris is forced back into doing what he does better than anyone - running contraband - to settle Andy’s debt.

With the help of his best friend, Sebastian Abney (Ben Foster of 30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma), Chris quickly assembles a crew that includes their childhood friend Danny Raymer (Lukas Haas of Inception, Brick) to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. They must pull this off under the suspicious eyes of the ship’s captain (J.K. Simmons of Juno, Young Adult), whose long history with Chris’ father makes him suspect the younger Farraday of even shadier dealings.

Things quickly fall apart, and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal Panamanian drug runners such as Gonzalo (Diego Luna of Y Tu Mamá También, Milk), cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Beckinsale), and his sons become their target.

Nordic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur (Jar City, 101 Reykjavík) directs Contraband from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski, based upon the film Reykjavik-Rotterdam written by Arnaldur Indridason and Óskar Jonasson.

Leading Contraband’s behind-the-scenes team is a top-notch crew that includes director of photography Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker, United 93), production designer Tony Fanning (Brothers, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay), editor Elisabet Ronalds (Reykjavik-Rotterdam, Jar City), costume designer Jenny Eagan (About Fifty, Order Up) and composer Clinton Shorter (District 9, Normal).

The film is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frost/Nixon), as well as Baltasar Kormákur, Stephen Levinson (television’s Entourage, Boardwalk Empire) and Mark Wahlberg.

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“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” Snubbed by Oscar Awards

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“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” Snubbed by Oscar Awards


Ang Babae sa Septic Tank”, Philippines' entry to this year's Oscar Awards failed to make it to the semi-final screening round of the said world's much-celebrated award giving body.

While the movie is continuously receiving praises and awards from different award-giving bodies and film festivals locally and around the globe, sadly, it was not able to make the cut in the Best Foreign Language category of the 84th Academy Awards.

The nine films chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in the Best Foreign Language category shortlist and still have the chance to win the coveted Oscar trophy are Bullhead (Belgium), Monsieur Lazhar (Canada), SuperClasico (Denmark), Pina (Germany), A Separation (Iran), Footnote (Israel), Omar Killed Me (Morocco), In Darkness (Poland), Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan).

The 5 finalists will be revealed alongside with the nominees in the major categories will be announced on January 24.

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Rachel McAdams Struggles with Memory-Loss in ‘The Vow’

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Rachel McAdams Struggles with Memory-Loss in ‘The Vow’


She broke countless hearts in such memorable romantic dramas as “The Notebook” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” Now, Rachel McAdams stars in another touching love story – Columbia Pictures’ “The Vow” opposite Channing Tatum.

“The Vow” is the real-life story of Paige and Leo, a newlywed New Mexico couple, who were struck by tragedy shortly after their marriage. A car crash puts Paige in a coma, where she is cared for by her devoted husband. When she comes to, without any memory of her husband or their marriage, the husband must woo her and ultimately win her heart once again.

For director Michael Sucsy, casting Paige was tricky, because it was important for the character not to come off as too distant when adjusting to her post-coma world. “The difficult thing for an actress in approaching the role of Paige is that she comes out and she doesn’t have any connection to her husband. He’s a stranger to her. If she’s too off-putting, it’s hard to root for her. And in the case of Rachel McAdams, she’s the perfect actress to play the role, because she can tread that line of being likeable, but being convincing that she’s going through this process of having lost her memory.”

McAdams connected with the script and her character from the beginning: “I loved the way the script unfolded. When we first meet Paige, she is a much more actualized version of herself than we see later on in the film, which is kind of a backwards way to go but exactly what I found so interesting.” She explains, “Paige has embraced the life she’s made with Leo. They’re clearly free and comfortable and supportive of each other; she appreciates his music and he encourages her sculpting. But then we find out that she’s cut off from her family and denying a big part of her life.”

It’s been said that a common reaction for people with brain trauma and memory loss is for them feel inadequate and frustrated. The people and things they can’t remember become associated with anxiety, frustration and confusion. This aspect also intrigued McAdams. “It stands to reason that a person would feel overwhelmed by it all and want to avoid what is making them feel bad about themselves even though others are trying to help,” she says. “It must be so frustrating for everyone in this situation! So often people have to take a stand about who they are, but then they lose important people in their life. Paige feels inadequate and frustrated by her memory loss and at one point just finds it easier to be away from Leo. This is about bridging the gap between those two things and so many of us can relate to that.”

It’s a great romantic love story but also about familial love too,” says McAdams. “When Paige wakes up and doesn’t recognize her husband and learns that she’s estranged from her family, she sees big holes in her life that need to be filled in. I find that idea of not knowing if you will find your way back to your destiny so interesting.” She continues, “Do you naturally gravitate towards all the things you were already going towards in your life, or does it just start from scratch and you have to build yourself up as a person all over again? And I think that’s such an interesting idea that they say you will naturally go where you were. You’ll find your way back there even though you have to relearn everything from scratch. A driving force through the whole movie is you’re waiting for this epiphany, you’re waiting for that light bulb moment and it doesn’t necessarily come.”




Co-star Channing Tatum is so impressed by Rachel: “Look, she is one of the most brilliant and beautiful people that I’ve ever met. Not just as an actor, but as a person. She cares. She has the true talent to be able to make any line work – and we’ve got some serious big lines in this movie – which can be hard to pull off, but she just does. She has an uncanny ability to make anything sound real and amazing because she commits and believes in it. I’m in awe of her and I’ve learned so much from her.”



Opening across the Philippines in February, “The Vow” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Mario Maurer Covers CHALK Magazine February 2012 Issue

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Mario Maurer Covers CHALK Magazine February 2012 Issue


In the month of love, Chalk gives you all tons of things to love!

Check out the new bigger, bolder look - Chalk now comes in a bigger size, but it’s still full of your favorite features. And who else to choose for the new look’s cover but Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer?

Read all about his life in Thailand and what he thinks of his Filipino fans. Plus, get to know your favorite UAAP athletes’ darlings and their ultra kilig stories. Get ideas on what makeup to try and what dress to wear on the 14th. Find out what happened on one lucky girl’s date with basketball hottie and Chalk cover boy David Semerad.




“Chalk” is now available in leading newsstands nationwide. Get a sneak peak on what’s inside the current issue of Chalk as well browse contents of some of its past issues on GotChalk Google Chrome App. To download, just go to http://chrome.google.com/webstore and type GotChalk in the search bar. Hit the install button and launch the applications through buttons found in Google Chrome’s default home view.

Sneak Peek: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

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Sneak Peek: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”


From three-time Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot,” “The Reader,” “The Hours”) comes the poignant drama “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.”

The Warner Bros. film stars Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”) and Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) along with newcomer Thomas Horn in the role of Oskar, and was produced by Scott Rudin (“No Country for Old Men,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit”).

The screenplay is by Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Insider”), based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed bestseller.

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls “The Worst Day,” he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears. Now, as Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock – encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way – he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous, discombobulating world around him.

The film also stars Academy Award® nominees Max von Sydow (“Shutter Island,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “Pelle the Conqueror”) and Viola Davis (“Doubt,” “The Help”), John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright and Zoe Caldwell.




Opening soon across the Philippines, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Twice the Fun, Twice the Mayhem in “Jack and Jill”

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Twice the Fun, Twice the Mayhem in “Jack and Jill”


Adam Sandler's twin sister is coming for the holidays...and it aint pretty. Columbia Pictures presents the outrageous comedy “Jack and Jill” from director Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino.

When you get together with your family for the holidays, everybody has that one family member who drives you crazy. They mean well, and you love them, but still…

For Jack (Sandler), that’s his sister – his twin sister – Jill (also played by Sandler). Growing up, their lives were incredibly intertwined. But ever since Jack moved away, they have moved in different directions. Jack has become a highly motivated and successful ad executive in L.A., while Jill was the one who stayed back east and took care of their parents. Now, they see each other only once a year, at Thanksgiving, when Jill comes to L.A. for a visit. Time and distance have taken a toll on their relationship – and now Jack finds himself enduring Jill’s annual visit, rather than enjoying it.

Still, it’s just a couple of days, right? Wrong. Jack and Jill get off on the wrong foot – just like always – and the only way Jack can make things right is to ask Jill to stay on through Hanukkah, giving her some time to enjoy everything L.A. has to offer, from game shows to horseback riding. Still, Jack isn’t exactly pleased that his sister is extending her trip…

And adding to Jack’s stress is the fact that things aren’t going all that well at his ad agency. His biggest client, Dunkin Donuts, is demanding that Jack deliver Al Pacino to perform in a new Dunkaccino commercial. Jack wonders how in the world he is going to get Pacino – does he even do commercials? – and his quest is intensified when he finds out that the famous actor is having a nervous breakdown and losing his mind. Having played one too many roles, the actor is starting to confuse reality with the parts he is playing and is acting out in some increasingly erratic ways.




When Jack takes Jill to see the Lakers, he approaches Pacino about the commercial, but is stunned when Pacino is much more interested in talking to Jill. It turns out that Jill reminds Pacino of everything he left behind – his boyhood home in the Bronx, his childhood – and for Pacino, who is preparing to play Don Quixote on stage, something clicks. Because he’s having trouble with reality, suddenly, Jill isn’t Jack’s wacky sister… she’s Dulcinea, Don Quixote’s idealized romantic love – and Pacino must conquer her affections to realize his quest.

Trouble is, Jill isn’t interested. But Pacino will not be brushed aside so easily. Inviting himself to Jack and Jill’s surprise birthday party, he sweeps Jill off her feet and takes her for a private party at his home – but Jill still isn’t biting, which only inflames Pacino’s passion (and insanity). It’s not clear who’s more upset – Jill, from the experience, or Jack, who thinks his chance to get Pacino could be over, or Pacino, who is completely losing it for Jill.

For Jack, now the shoe is on the other foot: he has to try to convince Jill to extend her trip even further and give Pacino one more shot. It’s a move that sets in motion a wild, outrageous series of events that reveals to Jack who the most important people in his life are – and have always been.




Opening soon across the Philippines, “Jack and Jill” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.

Emile Hirsch in 3D Movie “The Darkest Hour”

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Emile Hirsch in 3D Movie “The Darkest Hour”


Emile Hirsch plays Sean, an upstart young software developer dispatched to Moscow, where he’s caught in the middle of an alien invasion in Chris Gorak’s “The Darkest Hour.”

Filmed on location in and around Moscow, the movie picks up the action in immersive 3D, after an alien attack. It follows Hirsch’s Sean and a ragtag group of survivors made up of actors Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella as they move around the city trying to hide from the invaders, who are cloaked in darkness.

A lifelong fan of science fiction, Hirsch cites “The Matrix” as his favorite sci-fi film, and worked with directors Larry and Andy Wachowski on “Speed Racer.” It was this love of the genre that drew him to “The Darkest Hour.”

Q: Who do you play in THE DARKEST HOUR?
A: I play a guy called Sean, who’s with his buddy Ben, played by Max Minghella. They’re software designers and they both come to Moscow to pitch a website that they’ve come up with. The deal goes badly and this shady Swedish businessman, played by Joel Kinnaman, dupes them. They’re at a bar nursing their wounds over a couple of beers and then suddenly, there’s this crazy invasion of aliens.

Q: What grabbed you about the script?
A: It seemed like a mixed genre movie, in the sense that it’s sci-fiction but there are also elements of horror and suspense. There are bits and pieces of “Jaws” and “28 Days Later.” Also, after AVATAR, which was one of the greatest movie going experiences I’ve ever had, I remember walking out of the theater and saying, “The next movie I make, I want to make it in 3D.” I wanted to be a part of the wave of the future, in a sense.

Q: Does it change the language of the performance you give, to deliver it in 3D?
A: Not for me. I know it does for the camera guys but we had a really sophisticated camera crew; They’re the same guys who made “Avatar.” It was fun because they had familiar American voices while we were far away in Moscow and that was comforting sometimes.

Q: How have you been enjoying shooting on location in Moscow?
A: Where I’m from in Los Angeles, people don’t really talk about Moscow and it isn’t a city that is visited by the people I know but I think that was also something that, when I read the script, offered a different angle. It was such an unfamiliar environment, so to set a story like this in a place that was alien to me made it a lot more interesting. It makes for a really exotic backdrop.

Q: You worked with Chris Gorak on “Lords of Dogtown” when he was a production designer. How have his talents transferred into directing?
A: I think that, in the case of Chris, he’s worked with so many amazing filmmakers in the capacity of being an art director and a production designer: Spielberg, Fincher, all these incredible directors, getting to work alongside them. He’s a very thoughtful and articulate guy. He takes his time. He’s not an egotist; he’s a sensitive artist. It’s really nice working on a movie like this with a director like him because if he were different I think it would make for a different kind of challenge.

Hirsch’s career on the big screen began in 2002, when he starred as Francis Doyle in Peter Care’s “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.” It was a performance that put him immediately on the map and led to a string of challenging roles in independent cinema. In 2004, he was introduced to Hollywood audiences starring as Matthew Kidman, the high school student who discovers he has a porn star neighbour, in “The Girl Next Door.” Alongside Elisha Cuthbert, Hirsch drew impressive reviews for the role and became one of America’s most exciting young performers in the process.

A steadfast refusal to be typecast ensured a remarkable list of credits to follow; the young actor has worked with high-profile directors including Sean Penn, Gus van Sant and Ang Lee.

It is with Penn that he has collaborated most, both as a co-star in “Milk” and as the lead in Penn’s Oscar-nominated directorial effort “Into The Wild” where Hirsh took the lead role and was nominated for a Screen Actors’ Guild award for Best Actor.




“The Darkest Hour” (3D) opens January 25 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Piolo Pascual Turns Hired Killer in Action-Packed ‘MMK’ Episode this Saturday

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Piolo Pascual Turns Hired Killer in Action-Packed ‘MMK’ Episode this Saturday


Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual topbills “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday, January 21, in an action-packed episode where he portrays the role of a hired killer named Randy, who did everything just to support his family, especially his sick brother.

Piolo’s special birthday episode in MMK also features Shaina Magdayao, Lester Llansang, Daria Ramirez, Julio Diaz, Lloyd Zaragoza, Jommy Teotico, Josh Ivan Morales, and Llowell Conales.

It was researched by Akeem Jordan del Rosario, written by Arden Condez, and directed by Nuel Naval.

Don’t miss another remarkable TV master piece this Saturday in the longest running drama anthology of Asia, “Maalaala MoKaya” (MMK), after “Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition” on ABS-CBN.






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Nicolas Cage in Favor of Darker, Scarier ‘Ghost Rider’

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Nicolas Cage in Favor of Darker, Scarier ‘Ghost Rider’


Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Warner Bros.’ 3D supernatural action-thriller “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”

In the film, Johnny – 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 from the devil. 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.

During a press conference at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, Cage assured fans that “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” will be scarier than his first outing as the comic book-inspired character. “This one, with directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, will go into the wonderful bliss of the nightmare imagination. I think it will be very entertaining.”

Check out the rest of Cage’s thoughts about the film in the following interview.

Q. What new things were you able to add to “Ghost Rider” this time?
Nicolas Cage: When I was trying to think about how the Ghost Rider would move, I wanted to find something really weird, which would be like levitating in circles. We called it ‘the compass’ together, to mess with how he would attack his enemies. It was like trying to design a body language from another dimension that would hopefully scare you and entertain you.

Q. Were there any stunts that really stood out for you, that really pushed your personal limits?
Cage: All the wirework was very stimulating, but also very nauseating, literally. I was going around in circles, upside down, and I was really trying not to throw up because it kept spinning and spinning. It’s one of my favorite things that we all came up with together, so I’m glad it’s there. It was well worth it.

Q. Did you have any pressure to make this film lighter?
Cage: There’s a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor. I think Blaze, with any luck, has that because he’s really dealing with the fact that his head goes on fire, for years now. In the first movie, he kept it at bay. He was more like an innocent goofball. In this movie, there’s been a little fiery tapdance on his head, for several years. I think it should change his personality quite a bit.

Q. You played a character who had escaped from hell in “Drive Angry.” Are there any similarities or differences between that and this version of “Ghost Rider” ?
Cage: They’re totally different. In “Drive Angry,” I was playing a living dead man. Blaze is a living man who turns into a demon, so it’s a totally different kind of energy. A living dead man has to be a little bit more dead, whereas a living man who turns into a ghost can still be very alive.

Q. When you read comic books as a kid, it wasn’t always the coolest thing, but now you’re in a position in Hollywood to make those seemingly uncool things, cool for everybody. What’s it like to be in this moment in time, when all these characters you loved as a kid are being loved by the masses?
Cage: I actually had a vision of it when I was 9, that this was going to happen. It took a while because we didn’t have the technology to make them come to life so magnificently, as we do today. It was always so goofy, the stupid costumes of “Spider-Man” in the old movies in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and “Captain America.” But now, it’s become all the rage because there’s something in it for everybody. It’s perfect entertainment. It’s exciting for me. I love seeing all the movies happen.

Q. What comics do you read now? What are you passionate about?
Cage: I was into Planet Hulk. I thought that was pretty inspired stuff. I went back in time and looked at Batman vs. Predator. I just had to see who won that battle. There’s a lot of fun stuff. It’s always a good experience to go shopping in a local comic book shop.

Q. Who won that battle?
Cage: It was kind of a tie-breaker, but they usually are. I think Batman won, which was a bit of a stretch.

Brian Taylor: We’ve decided that Ghost Rider can kill all the other superheroes. Ghost Rider can beat Superman.

Cage: Because he has the penance stare, and everyone’s done something wrong. He will just look at you over and over and over and over again.




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

‘Sailor Moon’ and ‘Naruto’ Team Up for New Team Animazing

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‘Sailor Moon’ and ‘Naruto’ Team Up for New Team Animazing


Back-to-back adventures are coming your way every weekday mornings as Sailor Moon teams up with Naruto in the new Team Animazing beginning this Monday, January 23, on ABS-CBN.

Join the most beautiful sailor-suited soldier for love and justice in her quest to save the world in “Sailor Moon” at 8 a.m.. Sailor Moon is one of the most well-loved cartoon characters by Filipinos especially during its airing in the 90s.

Usagi Tsukino is a regular middle-school girl until she met talking cat Luna which revealed her true identity as Sailor Moon, destine to save the Earth from destruction and peril. With the help of Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, at Sailor Jupiter, she must find the moon princess and protect mankind from the evils brought by the Dark Kingdom.

After Usagi’s journey, the country’s favorite ninja returns in the much-awaited “Naruto Shippuden 4” at 8:30 a.m.

The evil Pein is determined to gain power, which is why he hunts for Naruto to catch the nine-tailed fox trapped inside his body. Little did Naruto know that his life is in danger as he is focused on learning a new technique. Will he be able learn about Pein’s plans just in time?

Don’t miss the premiere of “Sailor Moon,” 8 a.m. and “Naruto Shippuden 4,” 8:30 a.m., only in the new Team Animazing of ABS-CBN.

Tom and Jerry Return to GMA-7

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Tom and Jerry Return to GMA-7


Beginning this Monday, GMA Network livens up viewers’ mornings by bringing back the most popular and perhaps the longest-running rivalry in television history: Tom and Jerry.

The decades-old animated TV series, which was originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in the 1940s, is about the never-ending clash between Tom, a house cat that enjoys the privilege of being a pampered pet and his arch nemesis Jerry, a cunning mouse that, despite its size, bears the wit and strength comparable to that of the spinach-feeding Popeye! Their enmity and the crazy antics they resort to, in order to outwit each other guarantee a fun-filled viewing experience for the audience.

Considered by TIME Magazine as “one of the greatest television shows of all time,” Tom and Jerry’s slapstick-style comedy has never gone out-of-date. In fact, it continues to capture the attention of a wide demographic of audience up to this day.

Watch out for the hilarious cat-chases-mouse adventures of Tom and Jerry every weekday morning beginning January 23, 8:15 a.m. (after Unang Hirit), on GMA-7.

‘The Kitchen Musical’ Finale Airs on Studio 23

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‘The Kitchen Musical’ Finale Airs on Studio 23


Will it be a bitter or sweet ending for Maddie and the rest of the staff of The Avilon?

The finale of the pan-Asian musical-cooking TV series topbilled by Karylle and Christian Bautista comes to its exciting second-part finale this Saturday, January 21, in “The Kitchen Musical” on Studio 23.

The whole restaurant is in chaos after Mr. Avilon disappeared, with grave allegations being thrown at him. This tears Maddie (Karylle) apart as questions and doubts filled her mind regarding her father’s disappearance. As she searches for answers, Maddie finds out the truth behind her father’s schemes and a shocking revelation about Harry (Arthur Acuna).

As if the news about Mr Avilon isn’t enough, Selena (Rosemary Vanderbrouck) then reveals to Maddie and the rest of the kitchen staff that The Avilon will have a new owner with her as the new General Manager. Together with Harry, Alex (Stephen Rahman Hughes) will be kicked out of the restaurant and Daniel (Christian Bautista) re-enters the picture as the new Executive Chef.

With The Avilon’s change of ownership, will its staff also undergo a change of heart? Will they take Alex or Daniel’s side?

“The Kitchen Musical” first aired in the Philippines, among other Asian countries, in October and premiered via Studio 23. It was shot entirely in Singapore and was produced by The Group Entertainment.

This formally catapulted the international careers of Filipino artists Karylle, Christian, Thou Reyes, Arthur Acuna, and Ikey Canoy.

To date, “The Kitchen Musical” airs in 16 countries in Asia. TGE recently closed the deals with ABC and Casanova Multimedia, which agreed to do a local version of TKM in US and Italy respectively. The second season of the show is said to be in the works.

Don’t miss the finale of “The Kitchen Musical,” this Saturday, January 21, 9:30 p.m., on Studio 23. The Kabarkada Network will air a re-run of the series in April. For more information, visit its official Facebook page at www.thekitchenmusical.com/facebook/ph.

Azkals - Incheon Citizens Match for ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Airs on Studio 23

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Azkals - Incheon Citizens Match for ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Airs on Studio 23


The Philippine Azkals are taking to the field for the team’s second charity match this year as they face South Korean third-tier club Incheon Citizens on Saturday, January 21, 6 p.m. at the Rizal Memorial Stadium, to be aired live on Studio 23.

The charity match, dubbed as “Kia Rio Cup,” is aimed at raising funds for the benefit of ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya’s drive for the victims of Typhoon Sendong.

While the Azkals will not be represented by several of their Europe-based players because of commitments to their respective clubs, top players Phil Younghusband, James Younghusband, Chieffy Caligdong, Ian Araneta and Anton del Rosario will be leading the team against the South Korean club, which boasts of World Cup veterans and excellent rookies.

The Azkals played their first charity match for Sendong victims against Spains’ CF Internacional Madrid. The game, held on January 7, was reported to have raised at least P1.5 million.

During the event, a telethon was conducted by Kapamilya stars, where they received donations and pledges for the victims.

The tickets to the Azkals-Incheon Citizens game, which is presented by ABS-CBN and US-based Dragon Promotions, are at P100, P300, P500, P1000 and P1500 and are available at Ticket World outlets.

Catch the Azkals-Incheon game live on January 21, 6 p.m. on Studio 23.

Jason Abalos - Jewel Mische Relationship Confirmed!

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Jason Abalos - Jewel Mische Relationship Confirmed!


Jason Abalos has confirmed that he is officially in a romantic relationship with Jewel Mische.

Masaya ang puso ‘ko. Parang ngayon, wala akong kahit anumang bitterness. Siguro natuto akong makuntento sa buhay.” he said to Boy Abunda during his guesting in ABS-CBN late night newscast “Bandila” on January 17.

He continued by saying, “Siya ‘yung bumago ng buhay ‘ko. Siya ‘yung naging daan sa pagkakaroon ‘ko ng faith ngayon."

Asked what she likes most about Jewel, he replied “Sobra siyang devoted sa kung anuman 'yung ginagawa niya. Para sa akin, 'yun ang bagay na kailangan 'ko kasi alam 'ko naman kung gaano ako kahina. Siguro para sa akin, siya 'yung mag-aakay."

Jason also revealed that he has already met Jewel's family.

David Archuleta Sings "Nandito Ako" (Video)

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David Archuleta Sings "Nandito Ako" (Video)


Here's a sneak peek of David Archuleta performed "Nandito Ako" which also happens to be the title of his upcoming TV5 primetime series (his first ever acting project) opposite Eula Caballero and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.





Watch David's "Nandito Ako" recording session HERE.

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'UnOfficially Yours' Official Movie Poster Revealed

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'UnOfficially Yours' Official Movie Poster Revealed


Check out the official movie poster for Star Cinema's upcoming romantic comedy movie “UnOfficially Yours”.

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, “Unofficially Yours” hits theaters nationwide on February 2012.

KC Concepcion Goes to Pangasinan and Batangas for ‘The X Factor Philippines’ Auditions

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KC Concepcion Goes to Pangasinan and Batangas for ‘The X Factor Philippines’ Auditions


KC Concepcion takes on her first assignment as host of the biggest reality singing competition in the country - “The X Factor Philippines” - this Saturday, January 21, as she goes to the University of Pangasinan-Phinma in Dagupan City as part of the Luzon leg of the highly anticipated show.

After Pangasinan, KC will head to First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities in Batangas the following Saturday, January 28, to test who among Batangueno hopefuls got the ‘x factor.’

The host-actress is very excited to witness first hand Pinoys talents in singing and to personally see who among them has what it takes to be the next singing superstar.

The competition is open to all Filipinos, aged 13 and above, who can sing and who thinks he or she has the ‘x factor.’ Hopefuls can audition in solo, duo, trio, or group acts. Please bring a minus one CD of your audition piece.

First introduced in the UK, “The X Factor” has conquered more than 30 countries as of mid-2011 and produced more than 50 winners around the world, including Melanie Amaro, who became the first season winner of “The X Factor USA” last month. Who will be the first Pinoy “The X Factor” winner?

Watch out for “The X Factor Philippines,” hosted by KC Concepcion,” airing soon on ABS-CBN.

Fatima Soriano Releases ‘Visions’

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Fatima Soriano Releases ‘Visions’


Celebrate faith and reunite with God through Marian devotee and blind singer Fatima Soriano’s music in her first ever music compilation under Star Records titled, “Visions.”

The album features six inspirational songs including “Nandito Lang Ako,” and “Mahiwaga,” which were the theme songs of defunct ABS-CBN teleseryes “Momay” and “100 Days to Heaven,” respectively. Completing the tracklist are revivals of worship songs “Lift Up Your Hands,” “Mariang Ina Ko,” “Give Thanks,” and “Sino Ako.” Also included are minus one versions of “Lift Up Your Hands,” “Mariang Ina Ko,” and “Sino Ako.”

“Visions” is produced by the ‘Inspirational Diva’ Jamie Rivera.

Be touched and inspired by Soriano’s “Visions.” Grab your own copy on your favorite record bars nationwide. The songs can also be downloaded online via www.starrecords.ph.

Karen Davila Leads Crusade for Work Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities

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Karen Davila Leads Crusade for Work Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities


Award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila will stand up for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in “Krusada” tomorrow, January 19, as she advocates better employment opportunities for them through Ability Olympics competitions in the country.

The Abi-Lympics is an international event where PWDs showcase their skills in variety of categories such as desktop publishing, embroidery, and waste re-use. Karen wants to open this opportunity to PWDs so they can cultivate a positive disposition and be productive citizens.

There’s more to Abi-Lympics than money. It pushes PWDs to develop their talent and believe in themselves. If we give them the opportunity to flourish, they can prove themselves,” Karen stressed.

Karen will also interview the two Filipino PWDs, Virgie Rabino and Bryan Manalo, who competed in the Abi-Lympics in South Korea last year. They will recount their preparations and experiences in the contest and how it greatly affected their lifestyle.

Listen, take part and be one with Karen’s crusade because it takes more than words to make a stand. Watch “Krusada” tomorrow, January 19, after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9:15 PM.

Anne Curtis and Kris Aquino to Start Shooting "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw"

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Anne Curtis and Kris Aquino to Start Shooting "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw"


Kris Aquino revealed that she will start shooting with Anne Curtis next time their much-awaited television series tentatively titled "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw".

In her official Twitter account, Aquino said that as early as now she's really trying her best to be fit and healthy for the new soap.

"I have the next 6 wks to get into shape, Deo confirmed last night Anne & I will start taping right after our birthday, mine is Feb 14, hers is Feb 17. So the week of Feb 20- we ROLL!" she said.

January 23 Holiday Declared by Malacanang in Celebration of Chinese New Year of the Dragon

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January 23 Holiday Declared by Malacanang in Celebration of Chinese New Year of the Dragon


Malacañang has declared January 23, 2012 (Monday) as a special non-working day in observance of Chinese New Year.

The Palace released the list of regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2012 under Proclamation 295 in its official website. www.gov.ph/2011/11/24/proclamation-no-295-s-2011.

The Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest,” the proclamation stated.

'Underworld Awakening' to be Shown in IMAX 3D January 20

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'Underworld Awakening' to be Shown in IMAX 3D January 20


IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced that “Underworld Awakening,” the fourth installment in the popular supernatural-action franchise produced by Lakeshore Entertainment along with creator Len Wiseman, will be released to IMAX digital theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on Friday, Jan. 20. The latest chapter in the Underworld saga marks the return of Kate Beckinsale in the title role of Selene and is the first of the series to be filmed in 3D and released in IMAX.

"Underworld is one of Screen Gems' most important franchises, so it's important to us to present the movie as its fans want to see it: on the IMAX screen," said Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing.

"The Underworld franchise has established a dedicated fan following and we think `Underworld Awakening' will serve as a terrific kick off to our robust 2012 film slate," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

The IMAX release of “Underworld Awakening” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

“Underworld Awakening” brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans, as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, the film is produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Len Wiseman, and Richard Wright. Len Wiseman wrote the initial story for “Underworld Awakening” which is based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Wiseman. The screenplay was written by John Hlavin, J. Michael Straczyinski, Allison Burnett and Wiseman.

Opening across the Philippines on Friday, January 20 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theaters, “Underworld Awakening” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.columbiapictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.

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