Saturday, March 24, 2012

‘ASAP 2012′ Throws a Grand Summer Escapade this Sunday

"ASAP 2012" is set to fire up the best summer party this Sunday (March 25) with blazing and fiery performances as ASAP mainstays Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, Toni Gonzaga, Nikki Gil and Yeng Constantino lead the celebration with a heartfelt tribute to women's month.

Witness the showdown of talents on the ASAP concert stage as Martin Nievera, Zsazsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista, Arnel Pineda, Billy Crawford, Jed Madela, Jovit Baldivino and the ASAP Sessionistas offer another hair-raising vocal collaboration; summer goddesses Bianca Manalo and the winners of 'My Girl' put on their dancing shoes; and as siblings KC and Garrie Concepcion prepare for a dance-off with Luis Manzano and Ryan Christian Recto.

Fall in-love with ASAP Pinoy Champ Angeline Quinto's powerful voice as she unveils her newest album, while British vocal quartet Blake invades the ASAP centerstage with a must-see performance.

Don't miss the twin summer birthday celebration of Young Rock Icon Bamboo and Kapamilya heartthrob Matteo Guidicelli while one of the most demanding love teams Kim Chiu and Xian Lim spread the summer love in the air. Two of the hottest teen Supahstars Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo are also going to beat the heat with a sizzling dance number.

Meanwhile, the opposite worlds of ballroom and hiphop is going to collide as Rayver Cruz, Jessy Mendiola, Iya Villania, Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, John Prats, and Iza Calzado put their moves and beats on for Supahdance.

Join the best summer party this Sunday and watch 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, "ASAP 2012" this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or 'like'

Philippine Volcanoes Suffers Second Loss at HSBC Hong Kong Rugby 7s

After losing from team Canada, 35-5, in the opening game of HSBC Hong Kong Rugby 7s, the Philippine Volcanoes suffered its second straight with team Spain, 21-5, during Day 2 of the competitions at the Hong Kong Stadium.

The Hong Kong 7s is considered to be one of the prestigious tournaments on the HSBC Sevens World Series.

‘Face to Face’ Scours Barangays All Over the Country for its 2nd Anniversary

As Face to Face gains ground nationwide, the leading daytime program keeps its promise of extending help to more Kapatids in settling issues on its third year.

For the first part of its second anniversary this week, the "Barangay Hall On-air" features some of the biggest face-off in "Barangay Face to Face" starting Monday (March 26) at 10:30am on TV5.

Face to Face aims to reach "one barangay, one region and one island at a time" to help settle issues that affect our Kapatids in a more personal level.

On Monday, Face to Face goes to Brgy. Lucap in Alaminos, Pangasinan to hear out Aling Belen's complaint. According to her, she was not aware that there was something going on between her husband Mang Enrico and their house help Helen who claims that she carries his child. This rift between her parents prompted Joy to rebel against them. Know more about their story in the episode titled "Kapag wala si maybahay, bantay-sarado ni mister si kasambahay?"

Still at Brgy. Lucap on Tuesday, learn the issue involving Ronald and his ex-flame Emilia. Things get even more complicated as Lito, the current live-in partner of Emilia, and Letty, Ronald's present, enter the picture. Ilocanos unite in this episode titled "Sana tatlo ang puso ko, para lahat kayo ka-something-something ko."

On Wednesday, Face to Face flies to Visayas for the first time to reach out to Visayan Kapatids in the region. Get to know the story behind Evelyn and her often misunderstood personality whom her neighbours find to border on meddling. Don't miss this episode titled "Mataas ang pride, kahit gutom ay 'di hihingi ng tulong?" this Wednesday.

Come Thursday, Face to Face hears another issue from San Roque in Cebu City involving Nica and her philandering husband Windell. According to Joy, who admitted having an affair with Windell, no one is to be blamed but Nica as she doesn't satisfy the husband's sexual needs. Watch the full story of this episode titled "Wala ka kasing kwenta sa kama kaya asawa mo, sa akin nagpapakaligaya!" this Thursday.

Still at the Queen City of the South, Face to Face ends the first part of its second anniversary special with the story of three best friends who had a falling out after falling for the same man. Will they still get to reconcile?

A week filled with revelations awaits you in the second anniversary of Face to Face beginning on Monday (March 25), 10:30 am on TV5.

Is There a Rift Between Miles Ocampo, Kiray Celis and Angeli Gonzales?

Kiray Celis clarified that she and co-actresses in "Luv U" Miles Ocampo and Angeli Gonzales are very close off cam despite the rift between their characters in the top-rating comedy series.

Kiray added that they may have different personalities but they jive well with it each other. "We're very much okay, we're all kikay," Kiray said. Kiray also believes that quarreling sometimes is also part of a growing friendship.

Meanwhile, on "Luv U" this Sunday (March 25), after "ASAP 2012" on ABS-CBN, Camille (Miles) is still upset with her cousins April (Angeli) and Whitney (Kiray) for defaming Honey (Arie Reyes) through a post in a social networking site. Honey and Miles are rivals for their love interest JB (Marco Gumabao). Camille will find out that Honey is just pretending to be injured just to get closer to JB, but she doesn't have any evidence.

For more updates, follow @LUVUBarkada on Twitter, or like the show's official Facebook page:

David Archuleta Releases Pinoy Album Called 'Forevermore'

David Archuleta's first Pinoy album (and probably his last) titled "Forevermore" under Ivory Music and Video has been released.

Produced by Jimmy Antiporda and South Border's Jay Durias for Ivory Music & Video, the album contains OPM hits like Side A Band's "Forevermore" and "Hold On", "You Are My Song" by Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez, "I'll Never Go" by Nexxus, Joey Albert's "Tell Me", Gary Valenciano's "Reaching Out" and "Rainbow" by South Border.

"All of the songs included in the album tend to be really heartfelt, emotional, and you can really sing them. I think my other fans would really enjoy listening to them as well," David said of the album.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Paul Jake Castillo Asked by Jake Cuenca to Take Care of Melissa Ricks

Paul Jake Castillo, who is reportedly going on a steady date with Melissa Ricks, was asked by the former's ex-boyfriend Jake Cuenca to take care of her.

I just hope Paul Jake takes care of you really well. I know he’s a very nice guy. Sobrang mabait iyan kasi kaibigan ko din iyan. I wish you guys all the best,” Jake said on The Buzz last Sunday.

Jake also said he is proud of what Melissa has achieved and he is sincerely hoping the actress will be happy with the former PBB housemate.

Masayang masaya ako para sa 'yo. Siyempre I’m proud of you for everything you are accomplishing and finally I’m just really, really happy for you with everything that’s happening in your life in general, even when I found out about the issue about Paul Jake and her,” he said.

Jake added that her ex-girlfriend deserves all the blessings coming her way.

Siyempre si Mel, to tell you the truth, napagmamasdan ko ang mga nangyayari sa buhay niya ngayon. Sobrang saya ko para sa kanya. Coming out with 'Nasaan Ka Elisa?' tapos 'yung soap niya ngayon. Sobrang saya ko para sa kanya. She deserves it kasi she’s a very. very nice person,” he said.

GMA New Media Inc. Forms a Joint Venture with Manila Jockey Club to Create Technology-Based Services for Sports and Recreational Gaming

GMA New Media, Inc. (GMA NMI), a subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc., and the Manila Jockey Club, Inc. (MJC), recently signed the Shareholders’ Agreement for Gamespan, a joint venture that aims to transform sports participation and recreational gaming into technology-based services.

The JV company aims to propagate the gaming experience through multiple platforms such as mobile, web and other emerging technologies, and develop derivatives-based games.

Standing from left to right are Judd I. Gallares, President and COO, GMA NMI, Felipe S. Yalong, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, GMA Network; Gilberto R. Duavit, President and COO, GMA Network; Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Chairman and CEO, GMA Network; Atty. Alfonso Reyno, Jr., Chairman and President, MJC; Atty. Alfonso Reyno III, EVP and COO, MJC; Dr. Dante Morales, Director, MJC; and Atty. Ferdinand Domingo, Corporate Secretary, MJC.

American Idol 11 Top 9 Finalists Revealed

Who do you think goes home tonight? Is it someone from the boy this time? Or another one from the girls?

The lowest gathered votes based on last night's performances will be on the Bottom 3 and will no longer have the chance to continue their "Idol" journey.


Phillip Phillips
Skylar Laine
Colton Dixon
Jessica Sanchez
Hollie Cavanagh
Elise Testone
Joshua Ledet


Heejun Han
Deandre Brackensick
Erika Van Pelt


Erika Van Pelt

Paulo Avelino Joins Sarah Geronimo in ‘Sarah G Live’ this Sunday

Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo takes the lead in paying tribute to the best of OPM this Sunday (March 25) in her top-rating solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!

Sarah will share the stage with ‘Asia’s Queen of Songs’ Pilita Corrales in a sure fire hit musical concert performance; while resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano will bring the Pinoy beat in an OPM disco fever-inspired ‘Smash Up’ segment.

Another must-see’s this week is the ‘Sine Gang’ segment where the country’s youngest pop royalty gets to showcase her natural talent in comedy; and “Walang Hanggan” star Paulo Avelino‘s first hosting stint in the Kapamilya Network as he is Sarah’s guest co-host this Sunday.

Don’t miss the trending and top weekend primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live,” Sunday night, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

‘Showbiz Inside Report’ Probes on the Social Network Wars Involving Celebrities

ABS-CBN’s top-rating Saturday entertainment talkshow presents an in-depth report on controversial social network wars involving some of the country’s biggest names in showbiz in an episode titled “Love Me or Hate Me: Celebrities Versus Social Media.”

Get to know why showbiz personalities are hooked on social media and how they handle criticisms online. How kind is the growing online community to the celebrities? Are there more bashers than supporters? When is the right time for a star to react on the negative remarks posted against them on the popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter? Who is the real victim in the social network wars?

Join Carmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, and Ogie Diaz this and unravel the truth about the controversies in “Showbiz Inside Report” every Saturday at 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log-on at, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage

Big Reveal: “Dark Shadows” Character Posters

Fresh from revealing the teaser poster of the new Johnny Depp-starrer “Dark Shadows” last week, Warner Bros. has just rolled-out nine character posters for the gothic comedy!

Director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series “Dark Shadows” to the big screen featuring an all-star cast.

The individual posters feature the nine major characters Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer), Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller), Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley), Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Grace Moretz), Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote) and David Collins (Gully McGrath).

Synopsis: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Depp) has the world at his feet- or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Opening across the Philippines in May 2012, “Dark Shadows” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Return to Titanic in 3D

Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams. And it was. It really was...

In 1997, James Cameron’s TITANIC set sail in theaters - and one of the world’s most breathtaking and timeless love stories was born. The film’s journey became an international phenomenon as vast as its name, garnering a record number of Academy Award® nominations, 11 Academy Awards® and grossing over $1.8 billion worldwide.

On April 6th, 2012, precisely a century after the historic ship’s sinking and 15 years after the film’s initial theatrical release, TITANIC resurfaces in theaters in state-of-the-art 3D.

Upon its original release, TITANIC was celebrated for transporting audiences back in time, right into the belly of the R.M.S Titanic in all her glory and into the heart of a forbidden love affair entwined with the ship’s epic collision with human arrogance, nature and fate. Now, the leading edge of 3D conversion technology has allowed Oscar® winning director James Cameron to bring moviegoers the most visceral and dynamic screen experience of TITANIC yet imagined.

The artistic process of re-visualizing TITANIC in three dimensions was overseen entirely by Cameron himself, along with his long-time producing partner Jon Landau – who both pushed the conversion company Stereo D literally to unprecedented visual breadth. Cameron guided them to use the latest visual tools not only to intensify the film’s sweeping race for survival, but to reveal the power of 3D to make the film’s most stirring emotions even more personal.

“Titanic” in 3D opens in cinemas on April 7 (Saturday) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Jessica Sanchez Safe, Erika Van Pelt is Eliminated in American Idol 11 Top 10 Elimination Night

Who do you think goes home tonight? Is it someone from the boy this time? Or another one from the girls?

The lowest gathered votes based on last night's performances will be on the Bottom 3 and will no longer have the chance to continue their "Idol" journey.


Phillip Phillips
Skylar Laine
Colton Dixon
Jessica Sanchez
Hollie Cavanagh
Elise Testone
Joshua Ledet


Heejun Han
Deandre Brackensick
Erika Van Pelt


Erika Van Pelt

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim on Rejoice 'Ligaw' TVC

After the unexpected success of his loveteam with one of Philippine showbiz' top product endorsers Kim Chiu, Xian Lim now also becomes one of the most in-demand celebrity endorsers.

After his McDonald's McFloat and Globe SuperFB10, Xian now appears in latest Rejoice "Ligaw" commercial with Kim.

Watch Kim Chiu's Rejoice 'Ligaw' TVC ft. Xian Lim below:

Julia Montes Now Ready for Onscreen Kissing Scene?

The answer is NO!

While she is playing a mature role on the primetime series “Walang Hanggan,” young actress Julia Montes is not yet ready to do kissing scenes.

In an interview with, the 17-year-old actress admitted that she still has limitations as to how far she can go onscreen.

Bawal pa 'yung talagang kissing scene and may bantay sa bawat scene. Siyempre pangit naman kung gagawin ko agad and pangit din naman na makikita ng mga ka-age ko ngayon 'yung ganoon 'yung ginagawa ko. 'Di ba dapat maging magandang ehemplo din ako na ginagawa ko lahat ito as a character and hindi sa age ko,” she explained.

Julia also said she was initially hesitant to accept the role of Katerina in the number primetime series now in the country because she was not sure if people will accept her in a mature role.

Medyo nabigla ako. Parang hindi ko alam kung paano ako magmo-move kasi lalo na yung mga tao na sumubaybay sa ‘Growing Up,’ sinasabi nila na nami-miss na nila si Tammy. Tapos nung lumabas yung ‘Walang Hanggan’ natatakot ako kasi baka hindi nila matanggap,” she added.

Pepito Manaloto Bids Farewell this Sunday, March 25

The first-ever reality sitcom and one of GMA 7’s consistent top raters, Pepito Manaloto, ends its wonderful journey this Sunday.

After dominating the Sunday Primetime for 2 years, the program will air its last episode on March 25, 2012.

Pepito Manaloto has indeed surpassed its objective in providing good values and touching the hearts of every viewer with its unique story telling and well-crafted episodes.

This Sunday, Pepito Manaloto (Michael V.) faces a bigger challenge in his family life. Due to the numerous businesses that he owns, Pepito won’t have enough time to spend with his family. It will be the root of the misunderstandings between Pepito and Elsa (Manilyn Reynes) which will put their marriage into a test. The couple will decide to live separately in order to give space and ponder on the family problem that they’re facing.

Will their undying love for each other solve the crisis in their family? What will happen to their children Chito (Jake Vargas) and Clarissa (Angel Satsumi)? What will happen to the life of a famous billionaire Pepito Manaloto?

Under the helmed of director Bert de Leon, this multi-awarded reality-sitcom tells the almost true-to-life story of a man who dreams to provide a good future for his family. Don’t miss the finale episode of Pepito Manaloto on March 25, 2012 after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA 7.

Indie Actor Junjun Quintana Takes Lead Role in CBN Asia Holy Week TV Special

This coming Holy Week, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Asia presents three new and exciting true to life stories in “Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat na Yugto” which airs on GMA 7 from April 5-7.

This year’s Holy Week Special is a fusion of talents, starring veteran actors Bembol Roco, Amy Austria and Mike Lloren with fresh and young potentials such as indie film actors Junjun Quintana, who plays the lead role in the GAPOS episode and Sonjia Calit.

Junjun plays the life of Elmer Anibigno, a policeman who eventually became a leader of notorious syndicate Bulate Gang during the 70s. Despite being a “first timer” in the TV/showbiz industry, Junjun’s professional acting skills are already quite commendable and noticeable.

The 25-year old actor recalls his humble beginnings in the theater. “I started doing indie films before. I also have training and background in theater, so ‘eto nabigyan ako ng project na ito and hopefully through this makapenetrate po ito sa mga networks at mabigyan po ng iba pang projects. Yun po talaga ang gusto kong mangyari sa career ko po,” says Junjun.

He adds, “Masasabi ko po na malaking break ito, considering na lead role po ang ibinigay sakin. Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako sa aking manager at binigay nya po sa akin ang project na ito at pati sa CBN Asia for letting me play Elmer’s story.”

In GAPOS, Junjun portrays the complicated life of Elmer Anibigno. With the heavy drama and actions scenes that he did, it was evident that Junjun worked hard on internalizing his role. Junjun admitted that the role was a tough challenge, but nevertheless, a challenge that he wanted to finish with excellence.

Sa totoo lang po, nabigla din po ako. Halos lahat po ng scenes ko ay challenging. Kasi first time ko po umarte ng talagang sobra. Nakapa-dramatic po ng mga eksena at nakarelate din naman po ako. Lahat po mahirap, pero sas tulong po ng Diyos, sa tulong po ng mga tao sa paligid ko, ginagabayan po nila ako para magampanan ko po ng mabuti ang storyang ito,” admits Junjun.

Catch Junjun together with Bembol Roco and Sonjia Calit in GAPOS, a Good Friday offering of CBN Asia’s Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat na Yugto, April 6, 5:00 p.m. on GMA 7.

TANIKALA: ANG IKAAPAT NA YUGTO is the Holy Week special of CBN Asia, the producer of weeknight inspirational TV program The 700 Club Asia. “LIKE” its official Facebook Fanpage for regular updates on Tanikala.

Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (Uncensored Music Video)

Catch here the official music video of Madonna's latest hit ‘Girl Gone Wild’.

The Queen of pop Madonna has selected the Benny Benassi-produced track "Girl Gone Wild" as the official second single from her 12th studio album "MDNA" (following lead single "Give Me All Your Luvin'") , set for release on March 26th, 2012 via Live Nation/Interescope.

It's so hypnotic
The way he pulls on me
It's like the force of gravity
Right up under my feet
It's so erotic
This feeling can't be beat
It's coursing through my whole body
Feel the heat

I got that burnin' hot desi-i-i-re
And no one can put out my fi-i-i-re
It's coming right down through the wi-i-i-re
Here it comes
When I hear them 808 drums
It's got me singing

Hey, ey, ey, ey
Like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild
I'm like, hey, ey, ey, ey
Like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild

Girls they just wanna have some fun
Get fired up like smokin' gun
On the floor til the daylight comes
Girls they just wanna have some fun

A girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild
I'm like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild

The room is spinning
It must be the tanqueray
I'm about to go astray
My inhibition's gone away
I feel like sinning
You got me in the zone
DJ play my favorite song
Turn me on

I got that burnin' hot desi-i-i-re
And no one can put out my fi-i-i-re
It's coming right down through the wi-i-i-re
Here it comes
When I hear them 808 drums
It's got me singing

Hey, ey, ey, ey
Like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild
I'm like, hey, ey, ey, ey
Like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild

Girls they just wanna have some fun
Get fired up like smokin' gun
On the floor til the daylight comes
Girls they just wanna have some fun

I know, I know, I know
I shouldn't act this way
I know, I know, I know
Good girls don't misbehave
But i'm a bad girl, anyway
Forgive me

Hey, ey, ey, ey
Like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild
I'm like, hey, ey, ey, ey
Like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild

Girls they just wanna have some fun
Get fired up like smokin' gun
On the floor til the daylight comes
Girls they just wanna have some fun

A girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild
I'm like a girl gone wild
A good girl gone wild

Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz Break-up Rumor Surface

Is it true that one most controversial showbiz couples Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz have already decided to part ways?

There have been rumors that during the shooting of their ABS-CBN defunct afternoon series "Reputasyon" the two were always caught by their co-stars quarreling. Though the two were consistent in saying that it was just a normal part of their "lambingan", others believed something wrong is going on their relationship.

Now that it's finally over (the two camps have yet to confirm nor openly talk about the details as to why they decided to part ways), will i hear someone now say, "Akin ang huling halakhak!"?

Jessica Sanchez - Everybody Has a Dream (American Idol Performance Video)

I said it before and I'll say it once again, "Jessica Sanchez is definitely the most deserving American Idol ever!"

The 16-year-old Mexipino AI hopeful performs Billy Joel's "Everybody Has a Dream", a song suitably written for a great singer like her. And yes, another standing ovation from the judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Watch the video below:

Randy Jackson: You have a moment everytime you step on that stage.

Jennifer Lopez: That song was just written for you.

Steven Tyler: You’ve gone way past my judging.

‘Us Girls’ Honors Female Icons KC Concepcion, Angel Locsin and Anne Curtise Video)

“Us Girls” will pay tribute to its Icons of the Year KC Concepcion, Angel Locsin, and Anne Curtis in a special women empowerment episode tomorrow (March 22) on Studio 23.

The premier lifestyle magazine show will explore the Kapamilya stars’ road to success and their outstanding accomplishments and influence in showbiz and fashion that earned them the prestigious accolade at the program’s annual August Awards, which honor the local industry’s most influential personalities in fashion, entertainment, and beauty.

Know how the three ladies manage to juggle their fame and responsibility as role models to their fans and their charitable efforts, one of the criteria for their recognitions as Icon of the Year.

Hosts Iya Villania, Angel Aquino, and Chesca Garcia-Kramer will also look back on the exciting challenges during their stint as salon attendant, waitress, and shoemaker when they traded places with some of our Kabarkadas. As special treat to all women, the fab trio will also run down cool and practical summer to-do’s and bonus beauty tips for the hot season.

All these and more in the special women empowerment episode of “Us Girls” tomorrow (March 22) on Studio 23 at 9:30 p.m. or watch it anytime on

American Idol Season 11 - Top 10 Performance Night (Videos)

It's Billy Joel's night on American Idol Season 11 and it's P. Diddy who mentored the Top 10 Idol hopefuls.

Watch the American Idol 11 Top 10 performances below (click on their names to watch their performances):

Deandre Brackensick – Only the Good Die Young

Erika Van Pelt – New York State of Mind

Joshua Ledet – She’s Got a Way

Skylar Laine – Shameless

Elise Testone – Vienna

Phillip Phillips – Movin’ Out

Hollie Cavanagh – Honesty

Heejun Han – My Life

Colton Dixon – Piano Man

Jessica Sanchez – Everybody Has A Dream

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Piolo Pascual Fans Bash Sharon Cuneta on Twitter?

Piolo Pascual Fans Bash Sharon Cuneta on Twitter?

Sharon Cuneta announces that she will temporarily taking her time off tweeting after receiving numerous unacceptable messages on the microblogging site Twitter.

Sharon perceived that the continuous bashing came from Piolo Pascual's followers after a Twitter follower named @unica_ija_mhir suggested that the bashers could Piolo's fans based on their tweets calling Sharon and her daughter and Piolo's ex-girlfriend KC Concepcion are abortionists.

Kung hindi Kapamilya die-hard, maka-Piolo lang. Wala namang galit sa amin na ibang tao,” Sharon tweeted.

Akusahan kayo ng anak mong abortionista tapos huwag ko patulan? Ano hahayaan ko pang ikalat nila? Sobra mga ‘yan. Mga bastos at walang modo. Dudumi ng bibig at pagkatao. Gawain siguro nila,” Sharon said in another tweet.

In her series of tweets, however, Sharon, further expressed her disappointments over this bashers which she thought could be Piolo's army of bashers and even threatened them that she might pushed to tell the truth about the real story behind her daughter and Piolo's break-up.

"Since you won't stop bashing me and my daughter and it's all the same to you -- maybe it's time I talk and tell the whole REAL story. Okay? Tutal pareho lang eh. Tahimik kami bash kayo ng bash. Eh di kami naman kaya!

"KC never did anything to hurt him. He hurt her. And yes, we KNOW his fans are bashing her. We never start, we just react. Be careful. Nananahimik pa kami sa lagay na yan. Tama na kasi we should all just move on,”

The megastar even posted "B A K L A" a couple of times in response to some of the bashers.

Sharon also discussed on Twitter the topic about being a true person, how she admires BB Gandanghari for “outing” his real sexuality and even posted a blind item.

"I respect BB Gandanghari because totoo syang tao.

"My friends are gay & decent too. And DI NANLILINLANG.

"May ex nga si BB nung si rustom pa sya kilala ko."

But one follower, calling himself a Sharon fan reacted to one of the Megastar’s tweet.

"I have always been a fan, but this name calling esp. calling people bakla, is really disappointing."

In her tweet on Monday, March 19, Sharon said she decided to take a break from Twitter.

"Kahit ano pa ang sabihin nilang mga masasama, pag namatay ako bukas, at least mamamatay akong alam kong may mga natulungan ako at nabagong buhay ng ni walang nakakaalam kung sino o gaano katagal na o ano man yun. Sila? Wala pang nagagawa sa sarili sa kapwa pa? Tapos bababuyin kami ng anak ko ng para kaming walang kwentang mga tao? Maawa naman sila sa amin.

"And I'm sorry. Hindi ako PLASTIC. Pag masaya ako masaya ako. Pag sinabi kong mahal ko mahal ko. Pag ayaw ko ayaw ko. At pag galit ako galit ako.

"Isang iyak lang ito. Hintayin nyo pagbawi ng strength ko at ganyan ako ever since. I love you Sharonians. Maraming salamat sa inyo!"

Carmina Villarroel Face-to-Face with BB Gandanghari

Carmina Villarroel Face-to-Face with BB Gandanghari

For the sake of rating, Carmina Villaroel agrees to have a one-on-one-face-to-face interviewwith ex-husband Rustom Padilla (now BB Gandanghari) for ABS-CBN Saturday afternoon investigative showbiz talk show "Showbiz Inside Report" where Carmina is one of the hosts.

Carmina sees nothing wrong with her doing the interview.

"I'm looking forward [to that]. If ever man na ito yung first meeting namin, kikilalanin namin yung isa't isa sa ibang pagkatao." she said.

"Kami, parang wala na, e, kumbaga, different person na talaga. Both parties naman, nakapag-move on na, okay naman kami. Hindi ko masasabing good friends, pero masasabi kong we're okay." Carmina added.

Coco Martin and Marian Rivera Team-up in a Regal Movie

Coco Martin and Marian Rivera Team-up in a Regal Movie

Kapamilya primetime King Coco Martin is set to collaborate in a project with Kapuso primetime Queen Marian Rivera under Regal Entertainment.

The two whose current teleseryes pitted against each other (Coco's "Walang Hanggan" and Marian's "My Beloved") will soon pair-up in a movie to be directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes.

The movie, which Regal matriarch Mother Lily promises to be a big one, will be shown in theaters within the year.

Robin Padilla Meets Detained Human Rights Defender Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie

Robin Padilla Meets Detained Human Rights Defender Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie

To express his support and admiration, Robin Padilla, on Tuesday, March 20, visited the detained human rights defender Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie of Sulu.

Wearing tactical shades, white denim jeans and a white polo shirt on whose left pocket were printed the words “Goodwill Ambassador for Peace” of the GOP-UN Act for Peace program, Robin arrived at the DCPO at around 1:25 p.m., paid a courtesy call on the city police director before proceeding to the cell where Tulawie and six others are detained, shook Tulawie’s hand between the iron bars and said, “Hindi ka bagay dito, ‘tol”.

Pointing to the pocket on his shirt, he told Tulawie in Pilipino: “I deliberately used this shirt because I would not be an Ambassador of Peace without your help.”

Robin and Tulawie spent an hour talking with Tulawie, his wife Musa and sons Iman, 17 and Amir, 13, at the Investigation Division office interrupted only by requests by police personnel for souvenir photos.

At around 2:50 p.m., Robin escorted Tulawie back to his cell, even entering it to shake the hands of his friend’s cellmates. He posed for souvenir photos and, recalling his four year- imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms in the 1990s, conversed with them about life in jail.

Robin also said that if it’s possible for Tulawie to be placed under house arrest, he would serve as guarantor.

Answered prayer,” Tulawie said of the support he has received not only from Robin but from various individuals and groups around the country and the world.

Tulawie was detained after Sulu Governor Sakur Tan accused the latter of multiple frustrated murder and multiple attempted murder for the May 13, 2009 bombing in Patikul, Sulu that injured 12 persons including the Governor.

Although he firmly denied the accusations, the 41-year old Tulawie, whom Robin called “Bestfriend sa advocacy ng kapayapaan” and “Pag-asa ng Sulu”, was still arrested late evening of January 13.

Before leaving, Robin also said he has nothing against Governor Tan, and that in fact his wedding godfather is Nabil Tan, the governor’s brother. Addressing the governor, he said, “ang pakiusap ko lamang po sa ating mahal nakapatid ay hindi po ako naniniwala na magagawa ni Cocoy yun. Partner ko ito eh.. Naniniwala kami sa mapayapang rebolusyon. Hindi kami naniniwala sa rebolusyon na magpatay ng tao. Luma na yan eh. Pinaglumaan na ng panahon yan eh

He said a real Muslim “fights for his rights and the rights of other people but not to the point of killing a person where dialogue is still possible.”

Reacting to Robin’s message, Governor Tan told MindaNews: “why should I listen to him? What does he know? Who are his friends?

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Sharon Cuneta and Helen Gamboa Feud Spark Anew

Sharon Cuneta and Helen Gamboa Feud Spark Anew

Sharon Cuneta
and her Aunt Helen Gamboa's years of non-speaking terms is now getting worst and out of control.

It will be remembered that Sharon publicly expressed her disappointed over Helen's husband Senator Vicente 'Tito' Sotto's decision in not supporting Sharon's husband Senator Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan's bid for the Senate presidency years ago.

But what others believed to be a feud already settled years back is now again making its share of limelight that might forever ruin their family ties and left this known clan in showbiz and politics a painful scar.

How did it all started again?

Sharon, in a recent newspaper interview, brought up her "grudge" against Tito for not supporting Kiko in his bid for the Senate presidency years ago. An interview that hurts Helen so bad that she decided to answer back. And so Sharon answered back too.

Read the transcripts of their interviews below:

Sharon Cuneta's interview with Wilson Lee Flores published in Philippine Star on March 11, 2012:

If you’ve studied the book by the great leader Marcus Aurelius, you’re super smart, and with your political background from your late dad Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta, next for you is to run for public office?

Hindi ako puwede sa politics (I’m cannot be in politics), the Filipino people may love me, but they won’t obey me. I am too frank for politics, also I have many non-conventional ideas and questions. Look at just the age-old war in Mindanao, I’ve asked my husband Kiko about the problems there. I’m frustrated with the crisis there. Do you know how naturally rich the region of Mindanao is? There’s so much economic potential there. The Visayas region is all right, but I’m very concerned about Mindanao’s socio-economic and other problems. I asked Kiko, how can there be real economic development if there are endless wars and conflicts? How can kids grow up to have a good future if their families keep on evacuating? How can we ordinary persons with good intentions help to solve the complex problems there, with their holding guns?
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Maybe you can be the next Vilma Santos?

Ate Vi, she is really a very good example of a successful political leader. Her accomplishments help give a better image to us artistas.

Why not run in Pasay, your late dad’s bailiwick?

You know, I visited Pasay in November 2012 to look at my mom’s building. First, I passed by the City Hall (laughs), it was colorful, it had Mayor Peewee’s colors… Pasay, a lot of it was malinis naman (somehow clean)…They can fix more things in that city, if they want to really fix it…

You don’t see a future for yourself in politics, maybe in the future?

Hanggang mamatay ako, I can never ever… Kahit isang piso, hindi ko kayang nakawin. You know, tanga lang ako sa love, kaya magaling ako sa lahat and I try to over-achieve.

I think I’m not meant for politics, it is often so cynical, there’s corruption… I don’t know what my late father did, but my father had his business and as a child I remember going to my dad’s various real estate businesses, Ate Vi in Batangas she has a good teacher in her husband in handling politics, but I just personally don’t have the stomach for politics. Maybe in the United States puwede pa [laughs]. Politics I leave to my husband Kiko, because I don’t like the dishonesty, the betrayals in politics…

If not Pasay, maybe run for senator since you’re smarter than many of our politicos?

Kung senador, kailangan kasing talino na ako ni Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago… Oh my god, I really wish I’m as quick-witted and an intellectual as she is, and I need to read and study as much as she does so that maybe I can become even just one percent of her intelligence!

Perhaps mayor or governor of a province?

If ever I had married my ex before, I could have run for a local position in the province like Negros, but it wouldn’t be for any personal reasons, it would be to serve the local community.

Why not run for mayor of Santa Rosa in Laguna, where you have a home?

Hay, huwag doon, may patayan yata sa pulitika diyan? Sa Visayas na lang ako! Politics, it’s funny everybody wants me to run, except me!

You say you cannot stomach topsy-turvy politics, but isn’t it just like showbiz?

There’s a difference. In politics, it’s ungrateful, dirty and you even get death threats, but in showbiz, it’s only ungrateful but there’s no patayan. Showbiz is not half as dirty as politics, we don’t kill each other. And in my work in showbiz, I believe I can also affect the lives of many people, especially through television. In showbiz, even starlets have some influence, not just the politicos. We can also make a positive difference.

If not a politician, maybe as First Lady to your husband Kiko, if he someday runs for President?

Good luck to her! (laughs)

To her? Who?

Ay, iyan ang sagot ko, that’s my joke, whenever people ask about Kiko running for President, good luck sa First Lady niya! (laughs) Seriously, on political plans for the future, Kiko has said and I support him: “We go where God takes us.” I’m not saying BS to you, that’s really how we feel about the political future. Kiko just sincerely wants to do a good job in public service and I wholeheartedly support him.

Is Kiko running for senator again next year, or for another position?

No, it’s his last term as senator. He’s not running.

Kiko is with the Liberal Party, has he patched up already with Korina Sanchez, wife of Liberal chairman Mar Roxas?

Matagal na.

Any other government post you’re open to consider, someday?

Maybe as ambassador to a foreign country, hopefully France or Thailand, because I’m tactful, diligent, I like to host… I want to help improve the international image of the Philippines.

Going back to the idea of First Lady, just even hypothetically if you had the chance to be such, who’d be your role models?

If I were a First Lady, I’d be a combination of Jackie O (Kennedy Onassis) and Barbara Bush! But I also like Eleanor Roosevelt… Hillary Clinton, I adore her, but I don’t want to be like her, and I’m also not a lawyer like she is.

Why Jackie and Barbara Bush?

It’s a funny combination, isn’t it? I’d like to have some style and glamour at home like Jackie, also some propriety like Barbara Bush. I want to improve the style, prestige and image of the Philippines like the way Jackie did for the US Like Bush, I will be proper and quietly supportive of my husband. I will not give my opinion, which, by the way, is highly regarded by my husband Kiko, if it is not sought. I’d like to be like the dignified and proper Barbara Bush, a supportive and dependable wife. As First Lady, I’d just entertain, read and fall asleep!

If your husband will not run for president in 2016, who then will you support?

Who’s running ba?

For sure Vice-President Jojo Binay is running. I heard Secretary Mar Roxas wants to run, maybe Erap’s son Senator Jinggoy or Lakas party’s Senator Bong Revilla, maybe a dark horse is Senator Bongbong Marcos… Who are you inclined to support?

This time, I will support the person who is in my heart. In the election before, my husband Kiko was with the administration, but the late Fernando Poe, Jr. was the person in my heart whom I really wanted to support. We were very close, he was a very good friend. I’m only thankful that I had talked to him during the election campaign. He was in the car when he called me, and his assistant Susan Tagle was there as witness. He used to call me by the nickname “Klatput.”

He said to me after I explained my need to support my husband’s political position, his exact words to me were: “Klatput, this is only politics, after this we’ll still be good friends.” The ending was “I love you.” I was pregnant then. Later on, I gave birth to Miel in September, and then he died in December.

So you admired the late FPJ, and it hurt you that you couldn’t support him then?

Mahal ko siya. We were really close. Sometimes he would even come to my house at 4 a.m. just to chat. Once I was taping at ABS-CBN, tumawag si FPJ at papasundo pa niya ako, I thought it was something important, gusto lang pala niya ipagmalaki sa owner ng sari-sari store sa tabi ng kalsada na kaya niyang papuntahin si Sharon Cuneta.

We were so close. FPJ was even the godfather of my daughter KC. In fact, ka tong-its niya si KC and he would then say: “Tinatalo na niya ninong niya!KC was only nine years old then… And Wilson, you know what really breaks my heart is I don’t get to talk to Tita Susan (Roces) anymore.

You can do it the way the Democrat Maria Shriver and her ex-husband the Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger did before, vote independently of each other?

Yes, that’s a good example. I remember a TV interview of Schwarzenegger asking about their different politics before, and he answered that yes he’s a Republican and his wife’s a Democrat, and he jokingly added: “Well, you know, nobody’s perfect.” [laughs]

When you say politics divides people, were you referring also to your uncle Senator Tito Sotto’s past rift with your husband Kiko?

Yes, politics does divide families, like when my uncle says something bad about Kiko, you don’t understand why….

Helen Gamboa had this interview with Ricky F. Lo published in Philippine Star on March 14, 2012 to answer Sharon's hurtful statement about her husband Tito:

The interview was done at a private corner in the house of MTRCB Chief Grace Poe Llamanzares last Sunday during a birthday dinner with friends. Earlier that morning, Helen called, her voice trembling, presumably after she had just read the Sharon interview. She held back and said she would talk lengthily at a party she was attending that night. Funfare happened to be invited to the same party.

Tito also read the article,” added Helen. “He said, ‘Oh my God, you know me. I never say anything bad about or against a person.’ I know that Tito never said anything bad about Kiko or against Kiko, and God is our witness.

But Sharon could be right in saying that politics has a way of dividing families.

As Helen recalled, back in 2004, Tito was the campaign manager for FPJ during the presidential elections when he ran under the Coalition ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. During the Senate probe into allegations of cheating, Kiko, who belonged to GMA’s party, was the presiding officer.

Nobody can deny that because Kiko was the one saying ‘Noted, noted, noted!’ Even when Tito was pleading to have even just one ballot box opened…isa lang galing sa isang lugar… to prove that there was cheating, hindi pinagbigyan si Tito. Kiko just said, ‘Noted!’ Everybody knows that.”

The misunderstanding between her and Sharon didn’t start there.

In 2007,” continued Helen, “Tito joined GMA’s party that merged with that of Danding Cojuangco, and ran again for Senator. He lost. When that happened, walang nakiramay sa amin kundi sina Sen. Tessie Oreta and Sen. Gringo Honasan, and some of our closest friends. They were the only people who stood by us.”

In 2010, Tito ran again for Senator, this time as an Independent, and won.

Several friends helped us, sila ang pinagkakautangan namin ng loob. When they were electing the Senate President, nag-request sina Sharon at Kiko na bumoto si Tito kay Kiko. But Tito couldn’t do that because of his commitment to those who helped him during the campaign. He explained that to Sharon. I thought that Sharon understood the whole thing; I thought that there was a closure already.

Imagine how surprised I was when I saw Sharon on TV saying na masama ang loob niya sa Uncle Tito niya dahil hindi nya sinuportahan si Kiko. Look, Tito was only one vote; Tito’s vote was not the decisive factor para manalo si Kiko. Ang importante ay ‘yung boto kay Kiko ng mga kapartido niya. That’s the way I understood it ha. Ako, never do I meddle in my husband’s political career, kaya nagulat ako kay Sharon. Bakit siya nagka-ganun?” That was two years ago. Aunt and niece have not spoken to each other since then.

Siempre, masakit sa akin kasi ako tiya n’ya, nakakatanda ako di hamak,” said Helen, tears fi nally falling. “I took care of her, ako halos nagpalaki sa kanya, I treated her like my own daughter, like my eldest child. The Lord knows how much I love her,” adding, unable to stop crying, “ang naiisip ko, siguro pag masyadong yumayaman ang isang tao, nag-iiba; nakakalimutan ang kanyang roots.”

Every now and then, Helen said she would still pay her ailing Ate Elaine a visit.

I love Sharon so much na siguro nga, kung binigay siya sa akin ni Ate Elaine, hindi na ako nag asawa at aalagaan ko na lang siya. My children still look up to Sharon as their ate.”

Recovering herself, Helen said, “Not because I’m saying this doesn’t mean I don’t love her anymore. Hanggang mamatay ako, hindi magbabago ang pagtingin ko sa kanya. Kaya lang siempre, sumasama ang loob ko. I feel that it is not right na ang pamangkin ko ay masyadong matayog. I could feel that she’s so unreachable. Hindi ko na siya maabot.”

Sharon has let things off her chest in the STAR interview and so has Helen in this interview.

I would have kept quiet,” said Helen, “until I read that interview last Sunday.”

Well, sooner or later, hopefully family would prevail over politics, and allow aunt and niece to let bygones be bygones.

In the long run,” Helen sighed, “what really matters most is family. Politics is only politics. Nothing can replace family.

Reacting to Helen's interview with Ricky F. Lo, Sharon granted Philippine Daily Inquirer this interview:

"The reason we stopped talking was that they never let up on hurting my family. How can they say they love me, and yet not give my husband a chance? Tita Helen said my Uncle Tito's vote (in the Senate) did not matter. But that one vote would have meant the world to us." Sharon said.

As for her Aunt's claim that Tito never said bad things about Kiko, Sharon also belied her aunt's claim: "It is not like it did not happen," she said. "It was reported on television and in newspapers."

Sharon further said: "She is my aunt. She is among the people who taught me… not to wash dirty linen in public. This feud is old news. Now, I have to talk about it again because it has been turned into a spectacle. I am shocked and confused."

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TV5’s Nandito Ako Airs Grand Finale this Friday, March 23

TV5’s Nandito Ako Airs Grand Finale this Friday, March 23

David Archuleta fans all over the world are abuzz this week more than ever as TV5’s primetime mini-series Nandito Ako nears its much-awaited grand finale this Friday, March 23. Top-billed by the American Idol sensation with TV5’s own homegrown stars, Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero, Nandito Ako has become a milestone for the Kapatid Network as it was able to tap a new worldwide market with the groundbreaking show.

The popular international singer’s first Asian TV project has underscored his charisma here and abroad - marked by Nandito Ako’s unparalleled buzz online, particularly in micro-blogging site Twitter where it has been a consistent trending topic (both in Twitter Philippines and worldwide), making it one of the most talked about Philippine local programs to date.

Watch out for the remaining tear-jerking episodes of Nandito Ako that will sure to leave a mark on viewers’ hearts. After finding out that Holly (played by Eula Caballero) has brain cancer, Anya (Jasmine Curtis-Smith’s character) decided to le t go of her love for Josh (played by David Archuleta), knowing that it’s the only way for the terminally-ill Holly to be happy. Anya’s decision to leave has paved the way for Josh to get closer to her best friend. But will Josh ever realize that Anya is the young girl who saved him from the fire and owns the missing piece of his watch?

Meanwhile, as Josh’s benefit concert approaches, news breaks out that he’s set to reveal the real identity of his girlfriend. Will Josh root for his real love Anya or choose to make Holly’s remaining days nothing but full of memorable and happy thoughts?

Don’t miss the remaining episodes this week of the Mac Alejandre-helmed mini-serye which also stars Gelli de Belen, Aiko Melendez and G. Tongi, with Alwyn Uytingco, Ana Capri, Mon Confiado, Ana Feleo, Joseph Bitangcol, RS Francisco, David Bianco, Byron Ortile, and Ms. Perla Bautista, airing after Wil Time Bigtime on TV5.

'Walang Hanggan' Continues to Lead Primetime Viewing in Mega Manila

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from March 16 to 19, 2012 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

March 16, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.4%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 7.1%
3. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 6.7%
4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.5%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 5.8%
6. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.8%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Puwera Biro Mahal Kita D' Beachboys (GMA-7) - 4.3%
8. Tom and Jerry (GMA-7) / Mojacko! (GMA-7) - 3.8%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 3.7%
10. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 3.6%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
2. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
3. Dongyi (GMA-7) / Legacy (GMA-7) - 12.5%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 12.3%
5. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
6. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 11.4%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 10.4%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%
9. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
10. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 7.7%

March 17, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.7%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Working Girls (GMA-7) - 6.2%
3. Tom and Jerry (GMA-7) - 5.2%
4. Startalk TX (GMA-7) - 5%
5. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 4.9%
6. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 4.7%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4.3%
8. It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%
9. Maynila (GMA-7) - 4.1%
10. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Miss You Like Crazy (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%

1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 12.4%
2. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 9.6%
4. Wansapanataym: Hannah Panahon (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
5. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
6. Spooky Nights Presents Premonisyon (GMA-7) - 7.7%
7. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) - 5.9%
8. Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) - 5.6%
9. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
10. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) - 4.9%

March 18, Sunday

1. Laban ng Lahi: Giyera sa Argentina (GMA-7) - 7%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 6.1%
3. Kapuso Movie Festival: My Bestfriend's Girlfriend (GMA-7) - 6%
4. Sunday Sineplex: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (TV5) - 4.9%
5. Tom & Jerry Kids (GMA-7) /Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) - 4.7%
6. ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) - 4.4%
7. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 4.2%
8. Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 4.1%
9. AHA! (GMA-7) - 3.6%
10. Jewelpet (GMA-7) - 3.5%

1. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) - 11.9%
2. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 11.1%
3. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 10.9%
4. SNBO Double Treat: Miss Congeniality 2 (GMA-7) - 8.7%
5. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) - 7.8%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 7.5%
7. Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 7.3%
8. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 6.5%
9. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 6%
10. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%

March 19, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.7%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.4%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.2%
4. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) / Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 5.7%
5. Kapuso Movie Festival: Strebel Gestapo ng Manila (GMA-7) / It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.8%
6. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) / Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4%
7. Mojacko! (GMA-7) / Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Unliday (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%
9. Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%
10. It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 3.3%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
2. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
3. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 12.1%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / My Beloved (GMA-7) - 11.9%
6. Legacy (GMA-7) - 11.7%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 9.6%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%
10. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) - 6%

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from March 16 to 18, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

March 16, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.2%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 17.6%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 16.9%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 15.9%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 14.5%
6. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 12.1%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: D' Beachboys (GMA-7) - 11.5%
8. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 10.2%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 10.1%
10. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 9.8%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 26.9%
2. Legacy (GMA-7) / Dongyi (GMA-7) - 24.9%
3. Dahil Sa Pag-ibog (ABS-CBN) - 24.8%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 23.9%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.1%
6. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 22.5%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
9. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
10. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 16.9%

March 17, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 31.8%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Working Girls (GMA-7) - 14%
3. Startalk TX (GMA-7) - 11.5%
4. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 11.4%
5. Tom and Jerry Kids (GMA-7) - 11.3%
6. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 10.6%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 9.8%
8. Maynila (GMA-7) - 9.5%
9. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Miss You Like Crazy (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%
10. Jewelpet (GMA-7) - 8.9%

1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 23.8%
2. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 19%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 18.8%
4. Wansapanataym: Hannah Panahon (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
5. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) - 16%
6. Spooky Nights Presents Premonisyon (GMA-7) - 14.4%
7. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) / Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
8. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
9. Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) - 11.1%
10. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) - 10.4%

March 18, Sunday

1. Laban ng Lahi: Giyera Sa Argentina (GMA-7) - 16.3%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ang Panday (GMA-7) - 14.3%
3. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 12.9%
4. Sunday Sineplex: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (TV5) - 10.2%
5. Tom and Jerry Kids (GMA-7) - 10.1%
6. ASAP Rocks (ABS-CBN) - 10%
7. Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) - 9.5%
8. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 9%
9. Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 8.9%
10. AHA! (GMA-7) - 8.3%

1. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) - 21.5%
2. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 21.1%
3. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.5%
4. SNBO Double Treat: Miss Congeniality 2 (GMA-7) - 17.7%
5. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
6. Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited (ABS-CBN) - 15.3%
8. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
9. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 13.9%
10. SNBO Double Treat: Royal Warriors (GMA-7) - 11.6%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

TV5 Reaps Awards and Nominations at Gawad Tanglaw, Star Awards for Movies, and Golden Screen Awards for Movies

TV5 Reaps Awards and Nominations at Gawad Tanglaw, Star Awards for Movies, and Golden Screen Awards for Movies

Fresh from its impressive performance in several award-giving bodies last year, TV5 once again takes centerstage as Kapatid shows and stars bagged awards at the recently concluded Gawad Tanglaw and Star Awards for Movies.

Now on its 10th year and organized by a group of academicians that aims to recognize quality films, television shows, radio programs and print ads that inspire social and moral values to the public, Gawad Tanglaw (Tagapuring mga Akamisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw) named eleven of the best actors in the last decade (11 Pinaka Kapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada) including Superstar Nora Aunor.

Martin Escudero of TV5’s Kapitan Awesome was hailed Best Actor for the movie “Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington” while Lokomoko actor Edgar Allan Guzman was finalist in the same category for his starring role in “Ligo na U, Lapit na Me.”

Meanwhile, Valiente director Joel Lamangan was finalist for the Best Director (“Patikul”) category and was the recipient of the Gantimpalang Jaime G. Ang Presidential Jury Award for Excellence in Film.

Still in Gawad Tanglaw, last year’s outstanding talent search hall of famer Talentadong Pinoy welcomed the year with another trophy as Best Talent Search Program. Multi-awarded mediation on-air program Public Atorni, meanwhile, was hailed Best Public Affairs Program.

Paparazzi hosts Dolly Anne Carvajal and Cristy Fermin were both recognized as Best Newspaper Columnist in the Entertainment category for their column in Philippine Daily Inquirer and Bulgar, respectively.

Organized by the Philippine Movie Press Club, the 28th Star Awards for Movies hailed Pinoy Explorer host Aga Muhlach as Movie Actor of the Year (“In the Name of Love”). Also nominated for Movie Actor of the Year were Kapatid stars Ryan Agoncillo (“My Househusband”) and Martin Escudero (“Zombadings 1: Patayin Sa Shokot Si Remington”).

Moreover, Nandito Ako star and TV5 primetime princess Eula Caballero has been nominated in both Star Awards for Movies and Golden Screen Awards this year for her breakthrough performance in the movie “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” which was co-produced by TV5’s movie outfit Studio5 and Regal Multimedia, Inc.

Several Kapatids stars have also been listed at the upcoming 2012 Golden Screen Awards for Movies organized by the Entertainment Press Society, including Edgar Allan Guzman (“Ligo Na U Lapit Na Me”), Martin Escudero (“Zombadings 1: Patayin Sa Sindak Si Remington”) and Ryan Agoncillo (“My Househusband”) in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy category; and Aga Muhlach (“In the Name of Love”) in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Drama category.

Meet the Avengers: The Essential Iron Man

Meet the Avengers: The Essential Iron Man

On the outside, Tony Stark is a genius playboy philanthropist and inventor; but inside he’s a complicated man with a broken heart. The story of Iron Man, the Armored Avenger, stands as a triumph of human ingenuity and invention, yet also one of personal tragedy and tribulation.

The figure of Iron Man represents power and authority to the people of the world, but if they knew the full story behind the man in the armor, they might also learn from both Tony Stark’s mistakes and his lessons in humility and responsibility.

Marvel has compiled that story for you here, the tale of one of the most powerful Avengers and the man who created the legacy of Iron Man.


Anthony Stark, heir to his family fortune and an industrialist inventor, found himself wounded and alone on an Asian battlefield while testing weapons he’d created for the United States government. A piece of shrapnel became lodged near his heart, forcing Stark to craft an amazing set of armor to not only lend him the power to escape his predicament, but also save his very life. With the help of a fellow captive, an award-winning physicist, Tony Stark built the very first Iron Man suit and went on to play the hero once he returned home.

As Iron Man, he put his genius and talent to use fighting for justice and the common man, but his weakened heart limited his ability to live life to the fullest. Surrounding himself with good people as his personal staff, Stark continued to promote himself as a playboy and man-about-town, while fighting evil as his own “bodyguard,” the Invincible Iron Man.


Eventually, Stark came into contact with other heroes and formed a team to combat menaces to the planet that no one of them could handle alone. When the evil trickster god Loki sought revenge on his half-brother Thor, his plan backfired when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes came together to fight him as the Avengers.

Iron Man joined the Avengers for many adventures, facing such fantastic foes as Kang the Conqueror, the Sub-Mariner, the Mole Man and the Masters of Evil. During this time, Stark also continued to upgrade his Iron Man armor and forged a longstanding friendship with Steve Rogers, the man known as Captain America. Alas, the day came when Stark would leave the Avengers, but the team still loomed large in his future.


Tony Stark also eventually received an artificial heart to replace his damaged organ, but the pressures on his life far exceeded his physical woes. A life of drinking socially led to a dependence on alcohol and a slow slide to the bottom of the bottle for the Armored Avenger. Stark’s alcoholism severely impacted his ability to work at both his job and at being Iron Man, leading him to give the armor to his trusted aide, Jim Rhodes, and seek help for his life-altering addiction.


Ever resilient and inventive, Stark conquered his addiction, regained his life and faced down the man who’d made his existence a living hell, Obadiah Stane. He also returned to the good fight as Iron Man and served with the West Coast Avengers for a time. Stark went on a crusade to reclaim his armor technology from many sources who had integrated his designs into their own suits of armor. Iron Man’s “Armor Wars” didn’t win him any fans throughout the world, though, and Tony Stark “fired” his armored bodyguard to allow him a freer hand to pursue his mission.


Having upgraded the Iron Man suit to the nth degree, the inventor witnessed the armor gaining sentience and experienced a new heart attack when he confronted his creation. Stark then decided to reveal his identity as Iron Man to the world and accepted a Presidential appointment to the cabinet post of Secretary of Defense. As if his world hadn’t then become even more complicated, Stark found himself caught up in the mentally-unbalanced Scarlet Witch’s manipulations that led to both his own public humiliation at the United Nations and the complete disintegration of the Avengers as a team.


Though operating as Iron Man in secret for many years himself, Tony Stark proposed a “Superhuman Registration Act” after a tragic event involving super heroes took innocent lives in Connecticut. Many costumed champions declined to register and reveal their identities, so Stark led government-sanctioned heroes against the rebels--including his old friend and Avengers comrade Captain America. The super hero “civil war” ended in Stark’s favor, but victory came at a cost: the death of Steve Rogers, Captain America. Then, when an alien invasion further ripped apart Earth’s heroes, Iron Man’s standing as a champion disappeared and in his place as head of S.H.I.E.L.D. stood Norman Osborn, a supposedly-former villain.


Hunted by Norman Osborn and literally losing his mind, Tony Stark fled to the far corners of the globe, seeking to do as much damage as he could to Osborn’s infrastructure – but at the price of damaging his own brain. Ever a forward-thinker, Stark institutes a planned “backup copy” of his intellect and, after a long bout of healing, returns to duty as Iron Man to aid the Avengers in defeating Osborn during the lunatic despot’s siege of the mythic city of Asgard.


Now, Tony Stark stands today as a new man. With an even more incredible and invincible armor, Iron Man joined with a revived Avengers team to rebuild the world and protect it anew from menaces of all shapes, sizes and variety. Recently, Stark’s will was put to the test when he confronted Odin, the king of the gods himself, to seek an Asgardian forge to craft weapons for Earth’s heroes during an invasion by Odin’s wicked brother.


Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” will assemble in the Philippines on April 25, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

(Marvel's “Spider-Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” animated series are now aired over ABS CBN, comprising an hour of early programming on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30am. ABS-CBN previously aired Marvel's “The Avengers” and “X-Men” animated series.)




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