Zac Efron Covers GARAGE Magazine May 2012 Issue

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Zac Efron Covers GARAGE Magazine May 2012 Issue


"The Lucky One" star Zac Efron goes local as he graces the cover of Garage Magazine May 2012 issue.

In this issue, Zac talks about his endorsement deal with Penshoppe, latest acting projects, his love for chicken adobo, and more.

Garage Magazine May 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Kapamilya Stars and Rockstars Take Part in Metrowear Rocks the Runway

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Kapamilya Stars and Rockstars Take Part in Metrowear Rocks the Runway


Metro Magazine takes to the fashion stage anew with the latest installment of its much anticipated fashion series, Metrowear Rocks The Runway on May 2.

The show will feature a stellar combination of music and fashion as it showcases 20 designers and their unique interpretation of sustainable fashion.

Each designer was tasked to re-imagine, innovate and transform various concepts and perceptions of eco-fashion into sleek and stylish pieces highlighting three of the biggest trends this season: Aquatic, Retro Romance and 1950s Couture. Among the designers who will be presenting at the show are Cary Santiago, Joey Samson, Avel Bacudio, Randy Ortiz, Francis Libiran, Dennis Lustico, Louis Claparols, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Jojie Lloren who will be paired with young designers: Sassa Jimenez, Kermit Tesoro, Mak Tumang, Ferdie Abuel, Eric delos Santos, Jerome Lorico, John Herrera, Veejay Floresca, Roland Alzate, and Martin Bautista, among others.

Kapamilya stars show off their stylish side as they take the opportunity to prance down the Metrowear catwalk. Hunky actors Rayver Cruz and Zanjoe Marudo join PBB Unlimited big winner Slater Young in modeling a modern take on menswear. Young fashionista and popular actress Kim Chiu will walk down the runway in a stunning creation by Francis Libiran. The beautiful and stylish Maja Salvador will appear in an dress by Avel Bacudio.

As a musical backdrop to the show, four of the most exciting Filipino rock acts – Wolfgang, Kjwan, Callalily and Rico Blanco – will serve up their biggest hits and add an edgy element to this Metrowear presentation.

Metro magazine celebrates 23 years of iconic style with a special anniversary gatefold cover which features dramatic actress Judy Ann Santos, award-winning actor Piolo Pascual and ingenue Maja Salvador.

Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo Reunite this Sunday in ‘Sarah G. Live!’

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Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo Reunite this Sunday in ‘Sarah G. Live!’


After their hit teleserye remake of “Mara Clara,” Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes will be seen together once again on TV this Sunday (April 29) as two primetime princesses of ABS-CBN join Sarah Geronimo as special guests in “Sarah G. Live!”

Aside from Kathryn and Julia, real-life showbiz couples Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia, and Jessa Zaragosa and Dingdong Avanzado, and Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 grand winner Marcelito Pomoy will join the fun and spread the love on Sarah’s solo musical variety show. Meanwhile, watch out as Paulo Avelino returns as the Popstar’s guest co-host; and as Sarah goes on another adventure in ‘Sige Go.’

Together with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live,” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Angel Locsin Celebrates 27th Birthday and Decade-Long Showbiz Career

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Angel Locsin Celebrates 27th Birthday and Decade-Long Showbiz Career


What makes Angel Locsin’s 27th birthday this year extra special is the celebration of her 10th year as one the country’s most sought after stars.

In Angel’s “salubong” birthday party held recently, the actress thanked all the people who stood by her from the beginning of her showbiz career. The actress’ closest friends were there to party.

Angel was also touched in the tribute video shown at the party that highlights her milestones in the course of her 10 years in the business.

Contributing to the actress’ fulfillment that night was the song number given by her special someone Phil Younghusband. In return, Angel also sang and danced for the guests.

One of the birthday gifts Angel cherishes is TODA Max’s success as it remains to be the no. 1 sitcom.

According to the data from Kantar Media last Saturday (April 21), “TODA Max” got 21.1% TV rating compared to the competitors’ 12.8% and 4.9%.

Meanwhile, this Saturday on “TODA Max,” Justin’s (Vhong) effort to reach out to Isabel’s father will finally pay off. Will the couple end up marrying?

Catch “TODA Max,” after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, like “TODA Max” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Todamax

Luv U Barkada Brings Love in Baguio City

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Luv U Barkada Brings Love in Baguio City


To further enjoy the remaining days of summer, the cast and crew of “Luv U” recently headed to the summer capital, Baguio City.

Angeli Gonzales and CJ Navato were seen sweet and enjoying horseback riding together. It seems that the love team mates are now comfortable with each other.

Who can resist falling in love in a place as beautiful and as cold as Baguio? Cute couple Miles Ocampo and Marco Gumabao also had their sweet moments in the city of Pines.

Has real romance among these love teams blossomed already? How about Kiray and Igiboy? Catch the must-see sweet scenes on “Luv U.”

Meanwhile, despite the city’s cold weather, Miles, Mario, Angeli, Cj, Igiboy and Kiray of the top-rating teen-oriented sitcom were warmly welcome in Baguio. They were even invited to the city’s most popular local morning show “Naimbag nga Morning Kapamilya.”

This Sunday on “Luv U,” the competition among Camille (Miles) and Honey (Arie Reyes) will get more intense. They both want to win JB’s heart.

Honey will connive with Lola Paula (Joy Viado) to win in the battle, as she is against JB’s courtship to her granddaughter.

What if this plot will arbitrarily put April and Boom’s relationship to the test? Where will they go to escape from Lola Paula?



Catch the exciting and funny episode of “Luv U” this Sunday after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, follow @LUVUBarkada on Twitter, or like the show’s official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LUVUBarkada.

Pregnant With 9 Babies, How is that Possible?

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Pregnant With 9 Babies, How is that Possible?


Move over Nadya Suleman. Karla Vanessa Perez, a woman from the northeastern state of Coahuila, Mexico is reportedly pregnant with nine babies - six girls and three boys.

Reports added that Perez undergone a fertility treatments that led to the pregnancy and is due to deliver on May 20, 2012.

Xian Lim Releases Debut Album Titled “So It’s You”

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Xian Lim Releases Debut Album Titled “So It’s You”


From being one of the country’s hottest actors, Xian Lim is marking another milestone in his showbiz career as he is now a certified recording artist with his debut album titled “So It’s You” released by Star Records.

After winning the hearts of primetime TV viewers in the drama series “My Binondo Girl” topbilled by Kim Chiu; enchanting ladies with his magazine covers and TV commercials; and proving his hosting skills in the recently held Bb. Pilipinas, Xian Lim is now ready to prove his talent in singing.

“Having your own album is every musician’s dream so I was very happy when I found out that I am going to do one. It is what I really wanted,” Xian said.

Under Star Records, “So It’s You” features five tracks including its carrier single “Puso Kong Hibang,” which is Xian’s original composition. Completing the tracklist are the “My Binondo Girl” theme song “Ako’y Sa’yo Lamang,” and Xian’s revivals of OPM hit songs “So It’s You,” “Reaching Out” and “Oh Babe.”




“So It’s You” album is available for download on www.starrecords.com.ph, www.musicstore.ph, and on iTunes in www.amazon.com on May 10.

For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

‘Princess and I’ Marathon Special this Saturday

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‘Princess and I’ Marathon Special this Saturday


ABS-CBN will air a marathon special of the first two weeks of its newest Primetime Bida ‘royal teleserye,’ “Princess and I” this Saturday (April 28), before “It’s Showtime.”

Be enchanted once again with the impressive cast, plot, costumes, musical score, and sceneries of the trending and top-rating drama series topbilled by the ‘primetime princess’ Kathryn Bernardo together with its powerhouse cast Albert Martinez, Gretchen Barretto, Precious Lara Quigaman, Enrique Gil, Daniel Padilla, and Khalil Ramos.

Also, get to know why its pilot episode became the no. 1 trending topic not only in the Philippines but also worldwide and how it won the ratings game with a 31.7% national TV ratings, beating GMA’s “Biritera” which only got 16.3%, based on Kantar Media. Discover in the marathon special the beginning of the adventures of Mikay (Kathryn), her childhood, and her journey in the Kingdom of Yangdon.

Meanwhile, continue to watch “Princess and I” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

“Marvel's The Avengers” Grosses 101-Million Pesos in 2 Days

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“Marvel's The Avengers” Grosses 101-Million Pesos in 2 Days


Marvel's The Avengers” grossed a staggering P100.76-million in its first two days of release nationwide, according to Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines.

The film is on track to be the biggest-grossing movie in Philippine history as it marches on to its first weekend when box-office attendance significantly surges.

“Marvel's The Avengers” is already ahead of “Spider-Man 3” – the country's current highest-grossing movie ever – whose first-two days gross back in 2007 was P91.71-M.

Bowing in 467 screens, “The Avengers” recorded the biggest receipts in SM North EDSA (P6,165,744), SM Mall of Asia (P5,085,714), SM Megamall (P4,310,903), Trinoma (P3,993,746), SM Cebu (P3,360,436), Glorietta 4 (P2,839,283), Newport (P2,454,528), Gateway (P2,287,513), Eastwood (P2,249,819) and SM Fairview (P2,182,793).




Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers” - the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed 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 from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon.



Now playing across the Philippines in Digital IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular format, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Sharon Cuneta’s Talk Show ‘Sharon: Kasama mo, Kapatid’ Premieres this May on TV5

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Sharon Cuneta’s Talk Show ‘Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid’ Premieres this May on TV5


Real stories, real people headline Megastar’s return to TV via daily talk show “Sharon: Kasama mo, Kapatid.”

After 30 years of blockbuster movies, chart-topping music albums, sold-out concerts and top-rating TV programs, Megastar Sharon Cuneta embarks on another milestone in her widely-followed show biz career as she begins her first project on her new home, TV5 - the daily talk show “Sharon: Kasama mo, Kapatid” co-produced by Mega Productions, Inc. - starting this May.

The Megastar admits that her transfer to TV5 late last year has given her renewed energy to start a new chapter in her life. Beyond the glitz and glam of the industry, Sharon believes that the real meaning of life could be found in the celebration of real life stories from everyday people. “I was able to survive the highs and lows of my life because of the unmatched support I got from the public through the years. With my big move to TV5 comes an opportune time to give back to the people whom I owe all my successes,” Sharon related. “This show is all about them. This will be my legacy.”

Airing from Monday to Friday, the daily talk show promises the viewers a refreshing format with features of real stories from real lives - celebrating triumphs while learning from mistakes-turned-inspirations.

With her genuine heart that often brings out the most inspiring stories out of common people, the Megastar is poised to inject feel-good stories to the show’s viewers. But aside from heartfelt narratives and engaging conversations, the show will infuse laughter and tears - both evoked by joy and strong emotion - from the highly entertaining mix of real-life stories and life celebrations.

Shedding off her iconic public image as she delves into these extraordinary life stories and cultivates her personal experiences, Sharon promises to make use of her influence and capacity to touch lives and inspire positive change. To advance the modern-day “pagmamalasakit,” the show will also take on a proactive stance to caring and service through a network of advocates, supporters and philanthropists working together for the common good of Pinoys, especially those in need and for programs of varying causes through a collective, continuous and long-term fund drive.

Hosted by Megastar Sharon Cuneta, celebrate life with real stories from real lives from Monday to Friday on “Sharon: Kasama mo, Kapatid” beginning this May on TV5. Filipinos all over the world can also get more engaged with the show via “Sharon: Kasama mo, Kapatid’s” official Twitter account (@SharonKasamaMo), Sharon’s personal handle (@sharon_cuneta12) and its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SharonKasamaMoKapatid)

‘Aryana’ Makes a Big Splash in Primetime TV Starting May 7

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‘Aryana’ Makes a Big Splash in Primetime TV Starting May 7


‘Aryana’ Makes a Big Splash in Primetime TV Starting May 7

ABS-CBN is all set to make the biggest splash this summer as its newest fantaserye “Aryana” joins the winning roster of primetime drama series.

Topbilled by 2008 FAMAS Best Child Actress Ella Cruz, the much-awaited fantasy tale features the adventures of a typical teenager named Aryana (Ella) whose life makes a full twist on her 14th birthday as a dark curse turns her into a mermaid.

According to Ella, doing “Aryana” is a fulfillment of her ultimate dream. “It has always been my childhood dream to be an actress and to star in my own teleserye in ABS-CBN. When I saw Ate Julia (Montes) and Kathryn (Bernardo) doing their own shows, I told myself that I want to have my own someday,” said the former “Goin’ Bulilit” child star who recently made a mark among TV viewers in her portrayal as the young Cristine Reyes in the top-rating drama series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig.”

Ella added that Kapamilya viewers will surely enjoy the ride with Aryana as she takes everyone to the challenging world of humans and the colorful paradise of the mermaids. Ella said that aside from its unique plot it has values to share. “Our show will also teach its viewers different lessons on family, love, and environmental awareness.”

Together with Ella in “Aryana” is its powerhouse cast composed of Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Giselle Toengi, Rustica Carpio, Lotlot de Leon, Bianca Manalo, Chokoleit, Michelle Vito, David Chua, Boom Labrusca, Marvin Yap, Louise Abuel, and Paul Salas. It is under the direction of Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano.

Don’t miss the premiere of the much-awaited fantaserye of ABS-CBN, “Aryana,” on May 7 (Monday), in Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


More Aryana Cast Photos HERE.

Watch Aryana Full Trailer HERE.

Piolo Pascual is Six Packs Abs Sexy on the Cover of Men's Health Philippines Magazine May 2012 Issue

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Piolo Pascual is Six Packs Abs Sexy on the Cover of Men's Health Philippines Magazine May 2012 Issue


After more than 2 years, Kapamilya Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual returns on the cover of Men’s Health Philippines for its 7th Year Anniversary issue this May 2012.

Watch the Behind-The-Scene photoshoot of Piolo Pascual for Men's Health Philippines May 2012 HERE.

Men's Health Philippines Magazine May 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Bemz Benedito of 'Ladlad' Takes the Spotlight in ‘Bottomline’

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Bemz Benedito of 'Ladlad' Takes the Spotlight in ‘Bottomline’


The “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender” (LGBT) community recently sparked a lot of heated debates and arguments after the Miss Universe organizers decided to accept transgender candidates to join the popular international beauty contest.

In “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” this Saturday (April 28), Ladlad Party List’s first congressional nominee Bemz Benedito sits face-to-face with Asia’s King of Talk Boy Abunda to share the pains and hardships of the LGBT community in the country. What is the hardest thing that transgenders have to go through just to be accepted? Does he believe that gays have the right to join beauty pageants like Miss Universe? As the national elections draw near, will the LGBT people finally have a voice in the congress?

Don’t miss the ‘Ani ng Dangal 2012′ awardee “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” this Saturday, 11:30 pm, after “Banana Split” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

La Diva Says ‘Thank You’ to Albay

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La Diva Says ‘Thank You’ to Albay


On May 10, GMA Network is set to culminate its series of Magayon Festival activities with a bang by offering a night of soulful music with Party Pilipinas’ La Diva taking centerstage in the Conciertong Pasasalamat (Closing Concert) at the Albay Astrodome.

The La Diva – Aicelle Santos, Maricris Gutierrez and Jonalyn Viray – who are all products of GMA’s talent search Pinoy Pop Superstar, are sure to delight Kapuso supporters from the province of Albay with their topnotch production numbers.

We are all excited to perform for our supporters in Bicol. Marami kaming inihandang mga song numbers para sa kanila na tiyak ikatutuwa nila,” says Jonalyn.

Excited din kami that we will get the chance to promote our show, Party Pilipinas, to all Kapusong Albayanons,” adds Aicelle.

For her part, Maricris shares, “sana masiyahan sila sa pagbisita namin sa kanila as much as we’re looking forward to visit their beautiful province.”

The Kapuso Network’s participation in this year’s Magayon festivities started last April 10 with the “Concietro sa Magayon” (Opening Concert), which featured heartwarming performances fromLegacy cast members Sam Pinto and Mike Tan.

It was followed by the search for the “Ginoo ng Magayon” held on the evening of April 14. Present during the Pageant Night was beauty queen Gwendoline Ruais.

Hiram Na Puso star Bela Padilla also graced the “Magayon Festival: Basketball Tournament” with her presence. It was held last April 15 at the Tobaco City Plaza.

Our Kapusong Albayanons are very dear to us. And we are very thankful for the opportunities given to us by the local government to join in the celebration of the province’s Magayon Festival,” says Oliver Amoroso, Assistant Vice President for Regional TV.

The highlights of the Magayon Festival can be seen on May 6 via the TV Special airing on all eight (8) regional stations of the Network in Naga, Dagupan, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos.

To know more about the latest updates on the Kapuso station’s regional events, follow GMA Regional TV on Twitter viawww.twitter.com/GMARegionalTV.

Vice Ganda Life Story Exposed on ‘Showbiz Inside Report’

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Vice Ganda Life Story Exposed on ‘Showbiz Inside Report’


ABS-CBN’s top-rating Saturday entertainment talk show “Showbiz Inside Report” presents an in-depth report on some of the country’s phenomenal stars who rapidly rose to stardom from humble beginnings.

In a “Showbiz Inside Report” episode themed “Phenomenal Stars: Mga Kwento ng Tagumpay at Kasikatan,” join Carmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, and Ogie Diaz this Saturday (April 28) and get to know the real persona of the ‘Unkabogable Pambansang Kabayo ng Pilipinas’ Vice Ganda and “Princess and I” lead star Enrique Gil through exclusive inside stories shared by their families and other people closest to their hearts. How were they as children? What were sacrifices that they had to make to achieve their fame?

Aside from Vice and Enrique, “SIR” also puts the spotlight to other phenomenal stars who claimed success overnight. 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 www.abs-cbn.com, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/ShowbizInsideReport.AbsCbn.

PBB Teen Edition 4 Live Streaming Free 24/7

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PBB Teen Edition 4 Live Streaming Free 24/7


Can't get enough of your favorite teen housemates during UBER2012 and primetime telecasts? You can now watch them online live and for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on PBB Teen Edition Season 4 Free Live Streaming.





American Idol Season 11 Top 5 Named

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American Idol Season 11 Top 5 Named


After Elise Testone's elimination last night, the official American Idol Top 5 and still in the running to become this season's American Idol champ are:

Jessica Sanchez
Joshua Ledet
Skylar Laine
Phillip Phillips
Hollie Cavanagh

Jessica Sanchez Eliminated in American Idol Season 11?

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Jessica Sanchez Eliminated in American Idol Season 11?


Luckily, not!

So who leaves the competition in tonight's elimination round of American Idol and will join the rest in the this season's Top 5?

58 million votes came in and the Idol hopefuls who gathered the lowest votes based on last night's performances will join the Bottom 3 and might not have the chance to continue their "Idol" journey.


SAFE:

Jessica Sanchez
Joshua Ledet
Phillip Phillips


BOTTOM 3:

Elise Testone
Hollie Cavanagh
Skylar Laine



ELIMINATED:

Elise Testone

Join the Adventure of TV5’s Pinoy Explorer Club to Get Travel Freebies

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Join the Adventure of TV5’s Pinoy Explorer Club to Get Travel Freebies


If you love travelling and exploring new adventures, then join Aga Muhlach and be part of Pinoy Explorer Club.

By simply logging on to https://www.facebook.com/PinoyExplorerTV5 and clicking the ‘Like’ button, you are automatically registered as a member and will instantly be entitled to win travel perks and prizes. You can also get updates on the latest happenings in Pinoy Explorer, see exciting behind the scenes photos, and learn valuable travel tips by visiting the Pinoy Explorer interactive website at www.pinoyexplorerclub.ph.

And for an awesome Pinoy Explorer experience, you may also share your memorable and most exciting travel pictures with your friends and family. Pinoy Explorer will feature the best photo at the end of each episode. Just tune in weekly for further information and updates.

Don’t miss the second part of Aga’s beautiful Batanes trip this Sunday, April 29 6:30PM on TV5.

Isabelle Daza Stars in Spooky Nights’ Finale Episode Titled "Korona"

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Isabelle Daza Stars in Spooky Nights’ Finale Episode Titled "Korona"


Gorgeous ladies with bodies to “die” for will star in this Saturday’s episode of Spooky Nights on GMA-7.

Carmi Martin and Isabel Daza with Bubbles Paraiso are the lead stars in the episode titled “Korona,” which is about a story of a former beauty queen who so desperately wants to keep her crown that she takes it to her grave.

Carmi plays Oria, a popular beauty queen in Barangay Papaitan during her prime. Now a mother, Oria has gained a few wrinkles here and there albeit her beauty has not at all faded. In fact, she passed this trait on to her daughter Mabel (Isabel Daza). Mabel dreams of following the footsteps of her mom, but the latter disapproves of the idea reasoning that there must only be one beauty queen in the family.

Mabel is so eager to pursue her dream and so she insisted in joining the Mutya ng Papaitan. But on the night she won the title, she was murdered. Pamela, Mabel’s arch-rival, was considered as the prime suspect and was sentenced to life imprisonment. After Mabel’s tragic death, Oria left Barangay Papaitan.

After a few years, Oria decided to come home and she spearheaded the return of the Mutya ng Papaitan beauty contest in honor of her deceased daughter. But all hell break loose when on the night of the coronation, Mabel’s fiery ghost suddenly appears freaking out every one in attendance. Her delusion is that she is still the reigning beauty queen of Papaitan and no one will ever deserve that title besides her. Will she eventually come to terms with reality?

Find that out this Saturday on Spooky Nights presents “Korona,” after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7.

Cinema One Ready for the 35th Gawad Urian

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Cinema One Ready for the 35th Gawad Urian


After Cinema One’s success in producing last year’s prestigious awards night, the Philippines’ no. 1 cable channel now prepares for the 35th Gawad Urian, whose awards night will be held June 14 (Thursday) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

Grace Javier-Alfonso, chair of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), which hands out the Gawad Urian, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Cinema One once again, a pioneer in digital cinema that retains the free spirit and cutting edge in today’s national cinema.”

Some of the memorable recipients of the Gawad Urian Best Picture since the Manunuri was founded in 1976 were Eddie Romero’s “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?” Lino Brocka’s “Jaguar” and “Bayan Ko, Kapit sa Patalim,” Ismael Bernal’s “City After Dark/Manila By Night,” Mike de Leon’s “Kisapmata,” Lav Diaz’s “Batang West Side,” Dante Mendoza’s “Tirador,” “Serbis,” and “Kinatay,” and last year’s “Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria” by Remton Siega Zuasola.

The Urian’s Natatanging Aktor ng Dekada Award has also been given to the paramount actors of every decade. Last year, Gina Pareño, Cherry Pie Picache and Coco Martin were honored with the Dekada award for their accomplishments in the first decade of the century. In the ‘80s, they went to Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Gina Alajar and Philip Salvador. Nora and Vilma again received the award in the ‘90s with Richard Gomez.

This year’s Gawad Urian is again a celebration of regional, multicultural, multilingual cinema that highlighted Philippine Cinema last year. This is a cutting edge attempt to encourage and support the indie spirit.

The Natatanging Gawad Urian will be given this year to an artist in the film industry for his/her exemplary contribution to the development of fiilmmaking in the country. Previous recipients of this special award were National Artists Fernando Poe, Jr., Gerardo de Leon, Lamberto Avellana, and Eddie Romero, Anita Linda, Rosa Rosal, Gloria Romero, Nida Blanca, Dolphy, Eddie Garcia, Pancho Magalona, Mona Lisa, and creative artists like cinematographers, editors, and scriptwriters. The name of this year’s awardee will be revealed soon.

Also, this year’s venue—the CCP main theatre or Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo—is most appropriate for the prestigious and historic Gawad Urian show. The CCP was built in 1966 to promote and preserve Filipino arts and culture. The main theater is the largest performance venue inside the CCP and can accommodate up to 1,853 people. The hall was built to meet sound requirements of various types of presentations like opera and orchestra performances without further amplification.

Meanwhile, Cinema One’s mounting of last year’s Gawad Urian was remarkable as it presented the country’s internationally acclaimed singer Lea Salonga and many others.

The Gawad Urian is given annually since 1977. Its objectives are “to examine Filipino films, bolster the interest of the masses and the Philippine film industry, study and celebrate the achievement that will help define the good Filipino film, and cultivate the knowledge and skills that the film medium was designed for, which is to be a medium of communication and expression of our culture according to the standards and conditions of filmmaking in our country.”

Stay tuned to Cinema One for the latest updates on the 35th Gawad Urian. Cinema One is available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide. For more information, logon to http://www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel.

For full list of 35th Gawad Urian nominees, click HERE.

Jonathan Aquino a Filipino Nurse in UK Caught On Video Beating His Patient

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Jonathan Aquino a Filipino Nurse in UK Caught On Video Beating His Patient


(Jane Worrol and Jonathan Aquino)

Jonathan Aquino, a 30-year-old Filipino nurse in Kentish Town, North London was caught on video by Jane Worrol, daughter of his patient Maria, beating the latter at her North London care home.

Worroll assumed Aquino to be a nice guy but she keeps on wondering why her elderly mother was having trouble sleeping. Why fingermarks keep appearing on her upper arms and why had she started moaning ‘oh God, oh God’ when Aquino and other 4 female carers came into the room? So she investigates.

And what she discovered gave the shock of her life. An answer so unexpected and painful.

Read her story HERE.





As of this writing, Aquino has just been jailed for 18 months while the other four female carers have been terminated.

Snoopy Kid Search 2012 is On!

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Snoopy Kid Search 2012 is On!


The international classic Snoopy is known for its cool spirit attitude. Til’ now Snoopy still preserves its prestige icon and pass on from different heritage. This summer, along with our new launch of cool campaign, which features different Snoopy kids, Snoopy is now in the look out for new Snoopy kid models for its next campaign.

We want the kids to build their confidence and also give chance for some of the kids to experience having their own photoshoot.” KyleOng Marketing Manager.




For any purchase of Snoopy Summer Outfit. Kids may now send their photos and join the snoopy kid search. The top 15 chosen kids will be given a chance to have a photo shoot portfolio with The Snoopy Team. While the top 2 kids will be featured on Snoopy Campaign and will be given 10,000 worth of supply of Snoopy clothes each. The promo duration is from March 1-May 25.



Go to facebook.com/SnoopyPhilippines for more details and to see the newest summer collection of Snoopy.

Mark Bautista’s Secret Revealed

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Mark Bautista’s Secret Revealed


Whatever the weather, staying healthy should always be top of one's list.

This Saturday, join Connie Sison and the rest of the health brigade - dermatologist Dr. Jean Marquez, cancer surgeon Dr. Dave Ampil II and OB-Gynecologist Dr. Raul "Dr. Q" Quillamor on GMA-7's Pinoy MD for an hour filled with useful tips and helpful information to stay hale and hearty all year long!

This week, watch Kapuso balladeer Mark Bautista as he cooks his favourite healthy snack, Vietnamese shrimp sandwich while sharing his secrets on how he keeps his body buff and in tip top shape.

And now that summer is definitely here, the weather surely spells nothing but fun, fun and more fun under the sun. But unfortunately, prolonged sun exposure can also lead to first, and even up to third degree burn. This week, learn everything there is to know about proper skin protection from resident dermatologist, Dr. Jean.

As the temperature rises, so does the price of almost everything and anything under the sun! In this week's Luto Lusog segment, learn another batch of delicious recipes using the very affordable "talbos" and create a meal rich in Vitamin A, antioxidants and fiber for as low as P5.

All these and more in this week's episode of Pinoy MD , Saturday, 6 a.m. only on GMA-7.

35th Gawad Urian - 2012 Nominees

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The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), an organization of respected film critics, has just released for the 35th Gawad Urian Awards happening on June 14 (Thursday) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.
 
Here is the full list of nominees in the 2012 Gawad Urian Awards:

Best Sound

Amok - Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank - Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story - Albert Michael Idioma
Bisperas - Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc
Boundary - Raffy Magsaysay
Liberacion - Aguila, Junel Valencia and Mark Locsin
 
Best Screenplay

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay - Antoinette Jadaone  
The Natural Phenomenon of Madness - Charliebebs Gohetia
Amok - John Bedia
Deadline - Bonifacio P. Ilagan
Bisperas - Paul Sta. Ana
Niño - Rody Vera
Ka Oryang - Sari Lluch Dalena and Keith Sicat
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa - Alvin Yapan
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank - Chris Martinez

Best Editing

Ka Oryang  - Keith Sicat
Niño - Danny Añonuevo
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank - Ike Veneracion
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa - Mai Dionisio
Amok - Lawrence Fajardo
Busong - Chuck Gutierrez
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay -  Leo Valencia and Glenn Ituriaga

Best Music

Niño - Jerrold Tarog
Sakay sa Hangin - Waway Linsahay Saway
Ka Oryang - Teresa Barrozo                                                             
Busong - Diwa de Leon
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa - Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan

Best Cinematography

Ka Oryang - Neil Daza and Kiri Dalena
Liberacion - Albert Banzon
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa - Arvin Viola
Bisperas - Roberto Yniquez
Amok - Louie Quirino
Sakay sa Hangin - Regiben Romana
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story - Carlo Mendoza
Busong - Louie Quirino

Best in Production Design

The Natural Phenomenon of Madness - Maulen Fadul
Bisperas - Rodrigo Ricio
Sakay sa Hangin - Regiben Romana
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank - Reji Regalado
Amok - Lawrence Fajardo
Niño - Laida Lim
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story - Fritz Silorio
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay - Rodrigo Ricio

Best Supporting Actress

Angeli Bayani - Ka Oryang    
Julia Clarete - Bisperas
Jean Garcia - Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa      
Shamaine Buencamino - Niño   
Solenn Heussaff - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Best Supporting Actor

Bembol Roco - Isda
Jojit Lorenzo - Anatomiya ng Korupsyon
Marvin Agustin - Patikul
Mark Gil - Amok
John Regala - Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Dido dela Paz - Amok
Art Acuña - Niño
Joem Bascom - Ka Oryang
Jake Cuenca - In The Name of Love
Garry Lim - Amok
Ronnie Lazaro - Manila Kingpin

Best Actress

Lilia Cuntapay - Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay
Raquel Villavicencio - Bisperas
Eugene Domingo - Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
Maja Salvador - Thelma
Opaline Santos - The Natural Phenomenon of Madness
Isabel Lopez - Cuchera
Alessandra de Rossi - Ka Oryang
Fides Cuyugan - Niño
Cherie Pie Picache - Isda
Diana Zubiri - Bahay Bata

Best Actor

Bong Cabrera - Sa Ilalim ng Tulay                             
Tirso Cruz III - Bisperas
Paulo Avelino - Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa
Alfred Vargas - Teoriya
Ronnie Lazaro - Boundary
Raymond Bagatsing - Boundary
TJ Trinidad - Deadline
Martin Escudero - Zombading
JM de Guzman - Babae sa Septic Tank
Kean Cipriano - Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
Jess Mendoza - The Natural Phenomenon of Madness

Best Film

The Natural Phenomenon of Madness - The Grit Project and Outpost Visual Frontier in cooperation with Noel D. Ferrer Production
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank  - Cinemalaya, Martinez Rivera Films, Quantum Films and Straight Shooters Media
Busong - Solito Arts Production
Bisperas - Cinemalaya Foundation, Quantum Films and HongKong-Asia Films Financing Forum
Amok - Cinemalaya Foundation, Pelikulaw and Wild Coyote Pictures
Ka Oryang- Cinema One Originals, Kino Arts Production in association with Optima Digital
Niño - Cinemalaya Foundation in cooperation with Handurawan Films
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa - Vim Yapan/Alem Chua Production in cooperation with Big Top Media Productions, Inc., SQ Film Laboratories, Inc., Optima Digital and Far Eastern University
Boundary - Bigtop, Optima Digital, Voyage Studios and Wanderlustproject Films
Six degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay - Cinema One Originals and Post Manila

Best Director

Ka Oryang - Sari Lluch Dalena
Amok - Lawrence Fajardo
Boundary - Benito Bautista
Niño- Loy Arcenas
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank - Marlon Rivera
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa - Alvin Yapan
Bisperas - Jeffrey Jeturian
Six degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay - Antoinette Jadaone   
Busong - Auraeus Solito

Richard Gomez - Dawn Zulueta Loveteam Lives On in ‘Walang Hanggan’

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Richard Gomez - Dawn Zulueta Loveteam Lives On in ‘Walang Hanggan’



The team up of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta remains to be timeless as avid viewers of their drama series “Walang Hanggan” still feel the spark between the former real-life lovers.

Richard and I are both shocked that people are still rooting for our love team,” Dawn said. “I am happy that our tandem still has an effect on the viewers.”

According to Dawn, although they haven’t spoken to each other for a long time and having families of their own now, doing “Walang Hanggan” became a way for her and Richard to rekindle their friendship.

Meanwhile, tension rises in “Walang Hanggan” as Marco (Richard) and Emily (Dawn) finally face each other and reveal the truth about their son. How will the revelation affect the Montenegros? Will Marco and Emily’s love for each other revive once they’ve proven that Daniel (Coco Martin) is their real son?



Don’t miss “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log-on to http://walanghanggan.abs-cbn.com/, ‘like’ http://facebook.com/abs.walanghanggan, or follow @walanghanggan_ on Twitter.

Warner Bros. Unveils Footage of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Shot with New Technology

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Warner Bros. Unveils Footage of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Shot with New Technology


Warner Bros. Pictures screened approximately 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage from New Line Cinema and MGM’s upcoming epic “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which showcased the filmmaking innovation of 48 frames-per-second (fps), doubling the typical frame rate of 24 fps. The footage was part of the studio’s presentation at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).

The film, slated for worldwide release beginning December 14, 2012, is the first major motion picture to be made using this state-of-the art high-frame-rate technology.

The footage was introduced via a taped greeting from director Peter Jackson, who gave a bit of history as to how 24 fps became the industry standard and why today’s technology allows for higher frame rates. He also explained that 48 fps is actually closer to the way the human eye views the world. Jackson offered, “As a filmmaker, I always want to create a strong sense of reality, to allow the audience to lose themselves in whatever the cinematic story is that I’m presenting. Shooting and projecting at 48 fps gives you the illusion that a hole has been cut in the wall of the cinema, and you’re watching the story unfold with a heightened sense of reality. It’s terrific for 3D; I’ve looked at the 48 fps dailies for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ in 3D for over a year now, and with the reduction in strobing and flicker, it is a much more gentle experience on your eyes. 48 fps is not just limited to 3D. A film shot in 48 fps looks fantastic when projected in 2D, and converts well to 24 fps as well.”

Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President, Domestic Distribution, stated, “24 fps has been the standard in our industry for the last 80 years, so this is an exciting breakthrough. It’s no surprise that Peter Jackson, with his commitment to innovation, is the first director to utilize 48 fps on a grand scale. It’s equally gratifying to me to see the exhibition community embrace this advancement.

Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, Warner Bros. Pictures President, International Distribution, added, “We’re thrilled to be arm-in-arm with Peter Jackson and the exhibition community in exploring the possibilities of high-frame-rate filmmaking. The powerful combination of enduring storytelling and spectacular visuals will offer an exciting new movie-going experience to audiences around the world.”




From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey and Martin Freeman stars in the central role of Bilbo Baggins. The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Ian Holm, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Andy Serkis, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner, Hugo Weaving and Elijah Wood.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is directed by Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Jackson. Jackson is also producing the film, together with Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Ken Kamins, Toby Emmerich and Zane Weiner, with Boyens serving as co-producer.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories, as well as all international television licensing being handled by MGM. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released beginning December 14, 2012, and the second film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” beginning December 13, 2013. Both films will be released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX.

"Angeline Quinto: The Dream Concert Tour" Live in Bacolod

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"Angeline Quinto: The Dream Concert Tour" Live in Bacolod


Star Power pop superstar Angeline Quinto brings the dream to the stage of University of St. La Salle Bacolod City on May 12, 2012 to sing her top tracks, "Patuloy ang Pangarap", "Kunin Mo Na Ang Lahat Sa Akin", "Mahiwaga", "Saan Darating Ang Umaga", "Hanggang" and more.

From last year's successful concert at The Sky Dome, the first Star Power Grand Champion was the voice behind different drama anthology OST of ABS-CBN's Primetime Drama including "100 Days To Heaven", "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin", "Way Back Home" and more.

ASAP Live's asset and Star Magic's music princess, Angeline Quinto's "Dream Concert Tour" in Bacolod City also features Enchong Dee, Ms. Elizabeth Ramsey, JM De Guzman, Bryan Termulo & Alex Castro) and will be directed by Dido Camara with musical director Marvin Querido. This once-in-a-lifetime event is produced by ASAP Live, Media Nation and That's N-tertainment. Grab your tickets now at University of St. La Salle, Robinsons Bacolod, ABS-CBN and Sky Cable Office.

For ticket inquiries, please contact Patty Ong at 09209528980 or Beth David at 09178546890.

Follow Media Nation on Twitter @medianationinc and Media Nation Facebook.

“Men in Black 3” Journeys Back to the Past

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“Men in Black 3” Journeys Back to the Past


It has been ten years since the Men in Black were last seen protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe, and since then, there has been rampant speculation about a third film. But Will Smith says that it was always a given that there would be a third film. “We came to a point where we all felt that we had a fresh and compelling story that took the audience to a time and place they had not seen in this franchise,” says Smith.

In Columbia Pictures' highly anticipated action adventure comedy “Men in Black 3,” Agents J (Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

The story of “Men In Black 3” takes the filmmakers back – back to the characters’ origins, back to the key moments of their relationship, to focus on the key elements that have kept them at arms’ length from each other for 15 years – and looked for ways to resolve the conflict. The answer came in sending Agent J back – back in time.

We wanted the movie to be both familiar and different,” says Barry Sonnenfeld, who has taken the helm of all three “Men in Black” films. “What’s familiar is the characters and premise of the Men in Black and who they are. We wanted to bring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back together again. But we also wanted something new and inventive, and that came in the time travel element.

At the beginning of the movie, J and K are still partners – but they haven’t learned much about each other in all their time together,” says producer Walter F. Parkes. “In fact, at the very beginning of the story, the character of Zed has recently died and K gives a eulogy that provides no information whatsoever about him. This despite the fact that Zed was supposedly his best friend for 45 years. It makes J think, after all these years, what do I really know about the guy sitting next to me? That is the foundation for our story, and it coincides with the escape of an alien, Boris the Animal, that K put away 40 years earlier, in 1969 – and he’s coming back for some kind of payback on K.”

Some kind of payback, indeed: Boris jumps back in time to 1969 and kills K. No one in 2012 has any memory that K wasn’t murdered 40 years earlier – no one except J, who is wondering what happened to his partner. To save K, J follows Boris back into the past – and as he does, he sees an opportunity to learn more about his partner. “J sees saving K as a great opportunity to learn secrets about K – he thinks he’ll find out why K is so grumpy and reserved,” says Sonnenfeld. “But as it turns out, the young Agent K is open, friendly, and interesting.”

Of course, even as the movie explores the characters’ relationships, it isn’t a heavy drama. It’s Men In Black, and that meant it would deliver trippy Rick Baker aliens, cool gadgets, and big laughs. All of that adds up to an irresistible tone that isn’t quite like any other film. Sonnenfeld says that the key to the tone – the only way to make the movie really funny – is for everyone to play it entirely straight. “I want the situations to be funny, but the performances to be real, so I don’t want the actors trying to be funny,” he explains. “I don’t want the composer to think ‘comedy,’ because then the music will be comedy music. I don’t even want the cinematographer or the lab that develops the film to think it’s a comedy, because the next thing I know, it’ll look too bright. If I can surround the absurd situation with something real, it’ll be a great comedy.”



Opening across the Philippines on May 23 in 3D and regular theaters, “Men in Black 3” will be 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.

Roxanne Guinoo Transfers to GMA-7

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Roxanne Guinoo Transfers to GMA-7


After three years of absence, Roxanne Guinoo returns to showbiz via GMA-7's light comedy primetime series “Daddy Dearest.”

Huh? Is this for real?

Yes, you heard it right. Roxanne is now a Kapuso star.

Roxanne, a happy hands-on mom to her daughter with Filipino-Chinese businessman husband Elton Yap, is set to star opposite Ogie Alcasid in the said primetime series which will replace "Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis."

Masayang-masaya. Ibang grupo, ibang klaseng work. I think light comedy po yata ito. First time kong makakatrabaho ang Kapuso stars so exciting.” Roxanne said of her new network.

Jessica Sanchez - Bohemian Rhapsody (American Idol Top 6 Performance Video)

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Jessica Sanchez - Bohemian Rhapsody (American Idol Top 6 Performance Video)


Yes, my wish granted. Jessica Sanchez sang Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody " on American Idol Season 11 Top 6.

The judges might not love her performance, but who cares? I believe in her and I thought a lot of people also do. Let's VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Watch below:




Randy Jackson: "I actually loved it. You sang no runs. I believe you can sing anything. Very nice, I loved it."

Jennifer Lopez: "It needed a little bit more of a rock performance."

Steven Tyler: "I think Freddie Mercury would have been proud hearing that. [But] I think rock isn’t your forte."


Let's help save Jessica from elimination. In the US, you can vote for Jessica Sanchez by calling 1-866-IDOLS-01 (1-866-436-5701) or Text “VOTE” to 5701.

Fans from the Philippines and other territories outside US:

Using Magic Jack, NetTalk phones:

If you have Magic Jack or NetTalk phones in Pinas, you can vote for Jessica by dialing the toll free number that will be assigned to her after the American Idol show. Check the American Idol website or Jessica Sanchez facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Sanchez/51158140363 to find out the toll free number she got for that episode. You have 2 chances to vote: 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm on Thursday Manila time. If you get busy tone (try at least twice to be sure) on the first time slot, that means your Magic Jack or NetTalk phone has a West Coast number, so trying dialing on the second time slot (1-3pm). You can vote as many times as you want via dial method. If you get a busy tone, it means the voting is closed.


Using Skype:

You can also try dialing from your computer using Skype for free. If you got busy tone on the first time slot, try the second time slot. If you have Skype app on your smartphones, that should work too.


On Facebook:

On your facebook account, click on the following link today, Thursday, around 11am to 3pm Philippine time to cast your vote:

Jessica Sanchez - Dance With My Father (American Idol Top 6 Performance Video)

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Jessica Sanchez - Dance With My Father (American Idol Top 6 Performance Video)


Jessica Sanchez performed "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross on American Idol Season 11 Top 6.

Watch below:




Randy Jackson: "You are a truly amazing to me because you are so natural."

Jennifer Lopez: "That may have been the best I’ve heard that song sang. The most beautiful I've ever heard."

Steven Tyler: "Your voice is so different. I don't think you could sing a song bad."


Let's help save Jessica from elimination. In the US, you can vote for Jessica Sanchez by calling 1-866-IDOLS-01 (1-866-436-5701) or Text “VOTE” to 5701.

Fans from the Philippines and other territories outside US:

Using Magic Jack, NetTalk phones:

If you have Magic Jack or NetTalk phones in Pinas, you can vote for Jessica by dialing the toll free number that will be assigned to her after the American Idol show. Check the American Idol website or Jessica Sanchez facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Sanchez/51158140363 to find out the toll free number she got for that episode. You have 2 chances to vote: 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm on Thursday Manila time. If you get busy tone (try at least twice to be sure) on the first time slot, that means your Magic Jack or NetTalk phone has a West Coast number, so trying dialing on the second time slot (1-3pm). You can vote as many times as you want via dial method. If you get a busy tone, it means the voting is closed.


Using Skype:

You can also try dialing from your computer using Skype for free. If you got busy tone on the first time slot, try the second time slot. If you have Skype app on your smartphones, that should work too.


On Facebook:

On your facebook account, click on the following link today, Thursday, around 11am to 3pm Philippine time to cast your vote:

Beyonce is People Magazine World's Most Beautiful Woman 2012

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Beyonce is People Magazine World's Most Beautiful Woman 2012


30-year-old Grammy-award winning singer Beyonce was named People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2012 - and that's barely 4 months after she gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy Carter with rapper husband Jay-Z.

"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth," the singer told People.

People Magazine World's Most Beautiful Woman - Top 10:

1. Beyonce Knowles
2. Sofia Vergara
3. Charlize Theron
4. Lily Collins
5. Madeleine Stowe
6. Christina Hendricks
7. Michelle Williams
8. Paula Patton
9. Miranda Lambert
10. Kate Middleton

The full list can be found HERE.

Jennylyn Mercado Joins ABS-CBN to be with Boyfriend Luis Manzano?

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Jennylyn Mercado Joins ABS-CBN to be with Boyfriend Luis Manzano?


Definitely not!

After Gov. Vilma Santos, another special girl in Luis Manzano’s life - Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado - will try to make a good deal with the Banker as the second part of the host-actor’s birthday celebration continues this Saturday (April 28) in the hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal.”

Jen appears on the Kapamilya Network for the very first time just for Luis. She even went through the tension of picking the right briefcases in hopes of winning the P2 million jackpot.






Luis expressed how happy he was that Jennylyn was allowed to appear on ABS-CBN. He said, “I am really very thankful to her for making my birthday celebration extra special.”

Will Luis side with Jennylyn or the Banker? Will Jennylyn be ‘lucky’ with Luis right beside her?

Don’t miss “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” this Saturday (April 28), after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN.

Slater Young Stars in ‘MMK’ Episode this Saturday

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Slater Young Stars in ‘MMK’ Episode this Saturday


Maalaala Mo Kaya” continues to present socially relevant issues with its weekly episodes that do not only entertain but also reflect the real struggles and triumphs of the ordinary Filipino people.

After recently featuring stories about the strong bond of a gay with a lesbian sibling and the inspiring experience of a teenage mother, “MMK” shares this Saturday (April 28) another empowering tale, this time about a woman who bravely decided to end her marriage for her to live again.

Topbilled by Dimples Romana and Ian de Leon, this week’s episode is about the misery that a battered wife had to go through the process of annulment. In the story Michelle (Dimples) filed an annulment case against her husband who was perennially beating her all throughout their marriage. Along the ordeal, she met a lawyer named David (Ian) who, like her, just came out of a bad relationship. As both struggle with their own failed romance, Michelle and David found themselves falling for each other. Amid the disapproval of their families and the judgment of the society in their budding relationship, can Michelle and David prove that their love is genuine? Is there life after a failed marriage?

Meanwhile, TV viewers, especially the loyal followers of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) will surely anticipate this week’s “MMK” episode as the said reality show’s latest big winner Slater Young takes on his first role in the top-rating drama program.

Together with Ian, Dimples, and Slater this Saturday are Lloyd Zaragoza, Madz Nicolas, Soliman Cruz, Kaye Miranda, Charles Christianson, and Alyanna Angeles. It is researched by Matet Balanay, written by Joan Habana and directed by Nuel Naval.

Don’t miss another masterpiece of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) this Saturday, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” www.facebook.com/MMKOfficial.

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