Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vice Ganda and Vhong Navarro Involve in a Heated Argument

Vice Ganda and Vhong Navarro Involve in a Heated Argument

During this morning's episode of TV5 Saturday morning showbiz talk show Paparazzi, Mr. Fu, one of the show's host, revealed that It's Showtime hosts Vice Ganda and Vhong Navarro, were engaged in a heated backstage argument.

"May nag-text po sa akin na nandun sa katapat nating show ngayon na diumano ang mga host nito na si Vice Ganda at Vhong Navarro ay kasalukuyang nagsisigawan backstage.

"Napikon diumano si Vice sa biro ni Vhong kaya nagkaroon ng palitan ng malakas na sigawan. " Mr. Fu said.

But during the time that Mr. Fu is taking about the alleged confrontation scene between ABS-CBN's noontime show hosts, Vhong and Vice are seen doing one of the show's live segment and were in their usual happy mode.

Several minutes after, Vhong and Vice both aired a statement refuting Mr. Fu's report. To quote: "Nalaman po naming sa kabilang show daw po ay sinabing nag-aaway kame ni Vhong. Wala pong ganung pangyayari. Masaya at parang pamilya po kame dito. Wag nyo naman pong sirain ang maganda naming samahan."

So, who is telling the truth? Who is hiding something?

Jessica Sanchez to Visit the Philippines Soon

Jessica Sanchez to Visit the Philippines Soon

Jessica Sanchez is coming to the Philippines as confirmed by concert producer Ovation Productions.

Jessica will be joined by the rest of the American Idol Top 10 finalists in the Manila stop of the show's world tour this September.

The 16-year-old Filipino-American-Mexican American Idol runner-up, whose mother Editha hails from Bataan, will be performing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the 2012 edition of the "American Idol LIVE! Tour" on September 21.

The Philippines is the only country outside of North America that is included in the two-month tour, and is slated to be the finale show of the "Idol" finalists.

Sarah Geronimo Treats Enrique Gil to a "Videoke Night"

Sarah Geronimo Treats Enrique Gil to a "Videoke Night"

Sarah Geronimo takes everyone in another world-class concert experience this Sunday, June 10, in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!” with “Princess and I” lead star Enrique Gil as her guest co-host.

The fun-filled episode will be sparked up by the performance of Pinoy rock band Aegis and the birthday bash of the resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano as he prepares a smash up dance number with his sister Kiana Valenciano and ‘special friend’ Coleen Garcia. In the ‘Sige Go’ segment, Sarah is set to reveal her cooking skills with the “Junior Master Chef” kids Kyle and Jobim. Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident 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 or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Future Perfect and Inside Business Kick Off this Wednesday on ANC

Future Perfect and Inside Business Kick Off this Wednesday on ANC

ANC, the country’s most influential and trusted cable TV news channel, will launch a revitalized science and technology program “Future Perfect” with anchor Tony Velasquez to present the latest science news and features and discussions on how technological tools and systems can be best adapted for the Filipino audience premiering on ANC this Wednesday (June 13) at 7:00 p.m.

For two years, we have managed to trailblaze on cable television to show that technology is not just an eye candy but it can be applied to real problems,” said Tony, who is also anchoring “Primetime on ANC” and “Top Story.”

“Future Perfect” which is celebrating its second anniversary this month, will not only talk on the latest inventions, gadgets, and technological advances but will also deliver one-on-one interviews with Filipino inventors and science geniuses.

Tony said he hopes to present more reports and talks on technological developments relating to or affecting education, renewable energy, and disaster mitigation as “these topics can convince people that technology can always present a solution to some of the most pressing issues of this country.”

Also premiering on Wednesday is “Inside Business” at 7:30 p.m. to be anchored by ANC business news head Coco Alcuaz, who will recap business news tidbits and lead insightful discussions on burning business issues and news developments.

’Inside Business’ is my dream show. News happens everyday and as a journalist, sometimes I wish I had more time doing interviews or asked certain questions I was not able to bring up. That’s the thing I’ll be able to do in this show. Once a week, we’ll take people who are shaping industries and the economy and talk about what’s going on in stores, in the marketplace, and in farms,” Alcuaz said.

Get your fill of the most talked-about sciences and technology issues from Tony Velasquez in “Future Perfect” at 7:00 p.m. and significant business news and insights from Coco Alcuaz in “Inside Business” on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m only on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel (SkyCable Channel 27). For updates on the programs, follow @ANCALERTS on Twitter, like ANC 24/7 on Facebook, and log onto ANCnews.TV.

The Kitchen Musical Stars Karylle and Arthur Acuña Nominated in Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo

The Kitchen Musical Stars Karylle and Arthur Acuña Nominated in Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo

The award-winning Pan-Asian TV series “The Kitchen Musical” starring Philippines' very own Christian Bautista and Karylle airs on the Lifestyle Network.

After having won the Gold Medal for Best Writing and Bronze Medal for Best Performance at the recently concluded 2012 New York Festivals and likewise bagging the InterMediaGold Globe Award at the World Media Festivals, The Kitchen Musical, an international production by The Group Entertainment that premiered on Lifestyle Network last May 2, is again nominated in the upcoming Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo which will be held on June 10-14 in Monaco.

This time, the series is nominated in three divisions in the Drama TV Series CategoryOutstanding International Producer (The Group Entertainment’s Nelia Molato-Sutrisno, Cheek, Christopher James), Outstanding Actor (Stephen Rahman-Hughes and Filipino stage actor Arthur Acuña) and Outstanding Actress (ABS CBN’s very own Karylle Tatlonghari and Hong Kong actress/model, Rosemary Vandenbroucke).

This is AWESOME! The Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo is a prestigious one with a long history of recognizing both artistic, cutting edge and commercially successful TV content. Just to be nominated in the category of Best Drama Series with the likes of Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, some of the best drama series in the world, is an honor. This recognition will spur us on to make more creative content to increase the Happiness Quotient of both our viewers and investors,” shared CheeK, creator of The Kitchen Musical, and the Head of Creative for The Group Entertainment.

As the lead actress, Karylle will be flying to Monaco this June to attend the festival for her prestigious nomination. She competes with big names such as Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, Julianna Margulies from The Good Wife, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt from the award-winning British series Downtown Abbey and Kelly Macdonald and Gretchen Mol from Boardwalk Empire.

The Kitchen Musical is a genre-busting TV series featuring drama, music and food served in 13 one-hour episodes. It is a story about Maddie (played by Karylle), a rich, young girl fresh out of culinary school who embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she starts working for The Avilon, her father’s restaurant. It has recently aired in 17 countries across Asia and local versions are currently in the works for Italy, India and Vietnam.

For a bite of flavor-filled drama deliciously mixed with sizzling music and mouth-watering food, catch the series on the Lifestyle Network on Wednesdays, 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, 4:00 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m., Thursdays, 1:00 a.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m.

From now until July, viewers can get a chance to win weekly gastronomazing prizes such as culinary short courses and The Kitchen Musical soundtrack albums simply by tuning in and answering the question of the week featured during the show. Apart from that, all participants stand a chance to win two major prizes—a 2-year culinary scholarship at the InstitutoCulinario.

Lifestyle Network (SkyCable Channel 52) is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide. For more information, logon to

Kim Chiu Joins Banana Split, is it Goodbye Angelica Panganiban?

Kim Chiu Joins Banana Split, is it Goodbye Angelica Panganiban?

Club Mwah was filled with laughs as Banana Split taped there with guest Kim Chiu.

In tonight's episode of ABS-CBN late night comedy show Banana Split, Kim, for the first time, joined the gang in bringing viewers a surefire fun and laughter.

I feel happy. This is a new experience. Comedy is a different world for me,” Kim shared.

But according to Kim, if ever a role in a comedy show will be offered to her, she thinks that she can’t handle it yet. “I’m not good at making people laugh. I just know how to laugh.”

Don’t miss Kim Chui this Saturday on Banana Split with the gang comprising of Angelica Panganiban, Ryan Bang, John Pratts and the others. Watch out for the Pacquiao training spoof, the comic duo Pepay and Negra and Kim Chiu on hot seat.

Catch Banana Split this Saturday, June 9, after PBB Teen Edition 4 on ABS-CBN.

Kris Bernal Celebrates 23rd Birthday with a Bang!

Kris Bernal Celebrates 23rd Birthday with a Bang!

Better late than never!

GMA Artist Center (GMAAC) held a grand birthday celebration for actress and its prime talent Kris Bernal on Tuesday, June 5, at 7th High Bar The Fort, Global City Taguig.

Kris, who turned 23 on May 17, was joined by his friends in showbiz like Bela Padilla, Diva Montelaba, Mickey Bustos, Chariz Solomon, Down to Mars, Lexi Fernandez, Kylie Padilla, John "Sweet" Lapuz, GMAAC heads and some member of the press.

Catch Kris in the last few episodes of hit Kapuso afternoon series "Hiram na Puso" opposite Mark Herras weekdays on GMA Afternoon Prime block.

See some of Kris' birthday celebration photos below:

Lindsay Lohan Accident: Lindsay Lohan Hospitalized After Crashing Her Porsche

Lindsay Lohan Accident: Lindsay Lohan Hospitalized After Crashing Her Porsche

Lindsay Lohan has been rushed at the Santa Monica UCLA hospital but is now fine and back to work after her black collided with an 18 wheeler tractor-trailer truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles on Friday, June 8.

The 25-year-old actress was driving the car on her way to the set of the TV film Liz Dick, which is about Dame Elizabeth Taylor's relationship with her two-time husband Richard Burton when the accident happen.

"Lindsay was involved in an automobile accident today on her way to the set. She was taken to Santa Monica UCLA hospital as a precaution. She is fine and was released less than two hours later and is already headed back to the set to resume work. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident." Lindsay's representatives said in a statement.

John Lloyd Cruz is Cinema One’s Numero Uno this June

John Lloyd Cruz is Cinema One’s Numero Uno this June

One of the most sought-after and talked-about actors of this generation, John Lloyd Cruz, will be featured in Cinema One this June. He is named as the channel’s “Numero Uno” in which his movies will be shown for the whole month.

One More Chance (June 13), In My Life (June 20) and Miss You Like Crazy (June 27) will be featured in the channel’s “Wednesday Winners” at 6:00 p.m. while Now That I Have You (June 18), Close To You (June 19), My Amnesia Girl (June 20), A Very Special Love (June 21) and You Changed My Life (June 22) will be featured in Cinema One’s “Must-See Movies” from June 18 to 22 at 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss this John Lloyd Cruz movie marathon in Cinema One.

Cinema One is available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide. For more information about the latest happenings in the Philippines’s number cable channel, visit to

Friday, June 8, 2012

Arci Munoz Removed from Miss World Philippines 2012 Pageant?

Arci Munoz Removed from Miss World Philippines 2012 Pageant?

No, she's not!

According to CQ Global Quest Inc. Chairperson Ms. Cory Quirino, the holder of Miss World organization Philippine franchise, Arci Munoz was not rejected from the competition. The decision to back-out came from the camps of the actress who chose to honor her TV5 contract instead of joining the competition.

Si Arci, pasok na siya, e, sa official 25 candidates. Kaya lang, she cannot fulfill her obligations muna to Miss World Philippines dahil meron siyang active and live contract with TV5. So, until that obligations have been fulfilled, she cannot join Miss World Philippines. You know, she’s not only a talent, she’s a star of TV5." Quirino clarified.

TV5, meanwhile, released this statement:

Ms. Arci Munoz has decided not to join Miss World this year as she opted to fulfill her commitments with TV5, which has been very supportive of her career.”

Sandra Seifert is PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian for 2012

Sandra Seifert is PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian for 2012

Model-host and former Miss Philippines Earth Sandra Seifert was named Philippine's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity for 2012 by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA.

Seifert, who won through an online poll conducted by PETA through it's website won against Delara vocalist Lougee Basabas, FHM cover girl Alicia Mayer, singer Geneva Cruz, actress-singer Yasmien Kurdi, actress Chin-Chin Gutierrez, actor Raymond Bagatsing, columnists Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and RJ Ledesma.

Seifert, a long-time vegetarian, recently appeared topless for an advertisement for PETA with the tagline “Save the Planet, Go Vegetarian.”

Blood Ransom - Anne Curtis' Hollywood Movie (Teaser Photos)

Blood Ransom - Anne Curtis' Hollywood Movie (Teaser Photos)

"Blood Ransom" the Hollywood film which caused Anne Curtis' decision to temporarily leave local showbiz releases its first three teaser photos featuring Anne Curtis and international stars Alexander Doetsch and Emily Skinner.

Anne Curtis as Crystal

Alexander Doetsch as Jeremiah

Emily Skinner as Emily

Plot: The movie starts when Jeremiah, a Filipino immigrant hiding in America from his past, is forced into a plot to kidnap Crystal, his American boss’s beautiful young girlfriend, the plot goes terribly wrong when Jeremiah’s accomplices botch up the simple plan.

Jeremiah’s boss, Roman, unleashes the psychopathic hit man, Bill, to hunt down the kidnappers. When Crystal refuses Jeremiah’s offer to return her to Roman, Jeremiah and Crystal begin a dangerous love affair on the run.

With Bill, hot on their trail, Jeremiah must stay one step ahead, as Bill coldly murders every rival and innocent bystander in his blood lust to find his prey.

As the danger hurtles forward, Jeremiah and Crystal’s love growing with every hour they’re together, a darker deeper secret burns within Crystal. It is a frightening secret that not only threatens their love for each other; it throws the very nature of her humanity in peril.

"Blood Ransom" is a crime thriller film produced by Tectonic Films and under the direction of Fil-Am Francis dela Torre (the same people behind the romantic movie “Subject: I Love You” starring Jericho Rosales) .

Slater Young, Hero Angeles and Richard Yap Life Battles to be Featured in ‘Showbiz Inside Report’ this Saturday

Slater Young, Hero Angeles and Richard Yap Life Battles to be Featured in ‘Showbiz Inside Report’ this Saturday

ABS-CBN’s trending Saturday entertainment talk show “Showbiz Inside Report” presents an in-depth report on three of the most controversial personalities in showbiz - Star Circle Quest 1 grand winner Hero Angeles, Twitter sensation Richard ‘Papa Chen’ Yap, and Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited grand winner Slater Young.

In an episode titled ‘Laban: Pamilya, Pag-ibig, Paninidigan,’ “SIR” will unravel the different life battles that Hero, Papa Chen, and Slater had to face to achieve their own dreams. Through exclusive inside stories shared by their families and other people closest to their hearts, discover the story of how Papa Chen fought for his Filipina wife against his Chinese parents’ wishes; how Slater turned his back on his comfortable life in Cebu for a showbiz career; and how Hero almost gave everything up for the sake of his family, including his famous onscreen team-up with now international K-POP sensation Sandara Park.

Join Carmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, and Ogie Diaz in “Showbiz Inside Report” this Saturday (June 9) at 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log-on at, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage

Bench Back to School 2012 Video

Bench Back to School 2012 Video

In celebration of its 25 years in the industry, famous global brand Bench releases its "Back To School 2012" campaign video featuring the hottest star-endorsers of this generation - Piolo Pascual, Rayver Cruz, Jake Cuenca, Angelica Panganiban, , Anthony Semerad, David Semerad, Karylle, Paulo Avelino, Enchong Dee, Diego Loyzaga, Sam Concepcion, Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc, Julia Montes, Joseph Marco, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Diether Ocampo, Shaina Magdayao, Jessy Mendiola, Bimby Aquino-Yap and Coco Martin.

Richard Gutierrez, Pancho Magno, Sarah Lahbati, Steven Silva, Enzo Pineda, Aljur Abrenica, Bela Padilla, Carl Guevarra, Lovi Poe, Isabelle Daza, Rocco Nacino, Jillian Ward and Dingdong Dantes also shares limelight in this video.

Watch below:

Marco Gumabao and Miles Ocampo in a Relationship?

Marco Gumabao and Miles Ocampo in a Relationship?

Miles Ocampo showed everyone that she can also sing when she and her “LUV U” partner Marco Gumabao did a duet on their last mall tour in Glorietta 5. They also invited everyone to watch the season 2 of the hit teen comedy series.

Many people are asking about Miles’ next project. She already tried comedy in Goin’ Bulilit and romantic-comedy in “LUV U”. So, does this mean her next focus will be on singing?

According to the teen star, she enjoys the current status of her career and doesn’t think too much of the future. Her focus now is on “LUV U” and her studies. She is excited for the new season of the teen series.

I am very happy and was surprised that the people loved our show. It’s very inspiring to work hard when people appreciate your craft,” Miles said.

Meanwhile, this week on “LUV U”, it seems that Camille (Miles) and JB (Marco) are into a mutual understanding again. When Camille wanted to sing a song in the videoke but couldn’t remember the title, JB immediately made a way to find out. Will this help rekindle their lingering love for each other?

Find out on “LUV U”, Sundays after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN. Be updated on the latest happening by following @LUVUBarkada on Twitter and like the official Facebook page

Pacquiao vs Bradley Live Stream

Pacquiao vs Bradley Live Stream

Catch here the full video live stream of the boxing event of the year - Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley "Perfect Storm" on Saturday night, June 9, 2012 (morning of June 10 in Manila) live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This video will go live on June 9, 2012 (June 10, 10 a.m. Manila time):

Suzi Entrata Abrera Reveals Secret to Work-Life Balance

Suzi Entrata Abrera Reveals Secret to Work-Life Balance

During the press conference of her new talk show on GMA News TV “MARS,” morning show host and celebrity mom Suzi Entrata Abrera revealed to the members of the press her formula for attaining a good balance between work and family life.

As a regular co-host of GMA’s weekday morning show Unang Hirit, Suzi needs to wake up as early as 3:00am from Monday to Friday. But despite her “unusual” schedule, she still puts her family as her top priority.

“[Ang family ko] naman talaga ang priority ko. Kaya hindi talaga ako nagtatrabaho ng weekend kasi sabi ko yun lang yung time na makakasama ko ang mga kids ko mula umaga hanggang gabi, unless it’s a special situation. Maaga din naman natatapos ang taping namin and so when I get home I still catch [my children] before they go to sleep.”

Suzi’s relationship with husband Paolo Abrera is also as sweet as ever. According to her, their sweetness is apparent even when they’re fighting.

I think we fight well kasi even if nagdidiscuss kami, may iyakan and all, magka-holding hands kami [ni Paolo], may ganun pa rin kaming sweetness sa isa’t isa.

Asked by Tita Nene Riego how she managed to put a cap on getting heavy with child after giving birth to her third child, Suzi quipped:

Natututunan din po pala ‘yun. Alam po ng mga taga-health center kung paano po mapa-family planning. Nagkasunod-sunod nga po pero nice naman po that their ages are close to each other now that they’re growing up.”

In MARS, Suzi is going to share the floor with co-host Camille Prats, who also stars in GMA’s primetime series Luna Blanca. According to Suzi even if she lacks sleep, she has far less to complain compared to her much busier co-host.

Actually naisip ko nung una mahirap talaga kasi ang aga talagang nag-uumpisa ang araw ko until may nakasama akong artista (referring to Camille) na pagkatapos nito may taping pa, bukas may taping ulit tapos may taping na naman kami sa Thursday, kung mejo mabigat po yung schedule sa akin, mas mabigat po yung [kay Camille].”

MARS will premiere this Monday, June 11. It airs weeknights, 6:00pm, on GMA News TV Channel 11.

John Krasinski Plays “Adam” in Ken Kwapis’ Big Miracle

John Krasinski Plays “Adam” in Ken Kwapis’ Big Miracle

John Krasinski, best known to American audiences as Jim Halpert on the hit television show The Office. In Universal’ Pictures ‘Big Mircle he plays Adam Carlson a television reporter who lived in the city at that time, but as an amalgam of small-town news people who served to tell the human elements of the story.

Even though signing on would mean multiple trips between the set of his television series and Anchorage, Krasinski believed it was worth it to work again with director Ken Kwapis. The filmmaker had directed him in License to Wed, as well as many pivotal episodes of The Office. “Ken is a phenomenal person,” commends Krasinski. “He did the pilot of our show and many of the important episodes, including the first time I said ‘I love you’ to Pam. He’s been there emotionally in a lot of stages of my life as an actor, as well as a person growing up in front of the camera. He has that rare gift to be not only in tune with you but also with the whole movie.”
The producers were pleased to bring him onto the production as a character who would discover the story and be at the center of the story’s romantic triangle.

When Barrymore heard that Krasinski was a candidate to play Adam, she advocated bringing him onto Big Miracle. “I remember calling Ken from the San Francisco airport,” she says. “I was screaming down the hallway that I’d do anything to do this movie with him. He was perfect for the role, as he is wholesome, funny and a good guy, just like Adam. Even though the film is rooted in the environmental and political aspects of the whale rescue, there is also a love triangle that had to work among me.”

This is a big change for you from The Office.

Definitely. For a while there, Ken Kwapis (director) and I were doing both at the same time. It was pretty wild. For the first month or so that we were shooting, I was going back and forth from The Office to this. It's awesome and it's so fantastic to have the opportunity to do a movie like this that has such a beautifully epic story. It is moving. I was hooked on the idea of the true story.

When you're reading the script, there are moments where you say to yourself, “Oh, come on! This is so over the top and not real!” Then you find out it's exactly what happened. Especially the story of the Colonel getting married to Kelly. I'm just psyched to be up here. This is my first time being on a big, crazy location.

How are you dealing with the cold?

Pretty well. That's my Boston blood in me coming back. It got pretty diluted in LA. My brothers make fun of me when I go home to Boston and when it’s around 60 degrees I'm like, “Ooh... It's getting cold.” They think I'm completely ridiculous but it's finally coming back and I'm starting to get the feeling in my hands again.

Can you talk about your character?

I play Adam Carlson, a local news reporter. He’s been sent up here to Barrow, Alaska by the Anchorage news station that he works for to cover several different stories. He would love to get back to a major news station elsewhere. Then he happens upon these whales that are trapped in the ice. Adam is the first person to cover the story and it's Adam's story that gets picked up by the national news. So, he's the reason everybody's here. A lot of my scenes happen once the national news services come to Alaska. Adam is pretty overwhelmed and trying to get his foot in the door with anyone of these people that will listen to him. For me, it was a whole thing about the media frenzy that went on.

Did you get to meet the real Adam Carlson?

Adam is actually a hybrid of a couple of different people. I didn't get a chance to meet one person because there wasn't really that one person. Drew Barrymore (plays Rachel) met the person whose character she portrayed, Cindy, the real Rachel. Cindy is a phenomenal lady and she gave Drew all this great material to work with.

How did you prepare?

Because my character is a news reporter, I basically looked at all the news footage that happened at the time. Having read the book, you see that it did become a huge media frenzy. It's both incredible and a little ridiculous that so much media power can be focused on one place, at one time. It's also incredibly inspiring. It gives you the idea that we could potentially be doing more with where we're focusing the media these days. That's kind of where I was going with my character.

Can you talk about working with Drew Barrymore?

Drew is phenomenal. She has so much experience and is still so young. She's had so many experiences and learned so much about the business in such a short amount of time. Drew is such a pro. She knows exactly what she's doing. She is prepared and, on top of all that, is able to have fun. Off set, we get along great. She's fantastic and as the lead of the film, you couldn’t’ have anyone better. Her spirit as an actor and her deep belief in all her causes are huge to have on set. And the love story with Drew is really fun. Come on. It's Drew Barrymore.

Can you talk about your favorite scenes?

So far, one of my favorite scenes is the big emotional climax of the movie, when the whales start to move. When you read the script, you hope there's an emotional impact on screen. Those scenes are fun to shoot because you get to see the weight of the movie actually coming together. When you're doing a lot of scenes, and they're kind of scattered, it's hard to keep a barometer of what's going on in the movie. When we did that scene, you realize what kind of movie it is and it's a really good check in point.

How is it working with director Ken Kwapis?

I have worked with Ken on The Office. He put me in LICENSE TO WED and in this film. I think he still to this day is one of the best directors I've ever worked with. He's incredible with actors and with grasping on to emotional strengths.

What do you make of the anima-tronic whales?

I was genuinely frightened when I first came to the set. When you first look at them, you get the sense that you're going to fall into a tank, like if you go to SeaWorld or the zoo. They're unbelievably realistic. The guys running them are unreal. They are so incredibly talented, designing these things and then the way they move them. It's like a video gamers dream come true. They have these huge joysticks. I'm jealous.

“Big Miracle” is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation.

‘Every Breath U Take’ Premieres on Skycable

‘Every Breath U Take’ Premieres on Skycable

Star Cinema’s box-office film “Every Breath U Take,” topbilled by Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban, is now set to premiere on Philippine television via SKYcable’s newest pay-per-view brand, ‘SKYcable Season Pass.’
From June 8 to 30, SKYcable subscribers can enjoy the sweet and funny love story of Leo (Piolo) and Majoy (Angelica) by simply subscribing to the said service for only P200 for three days and P300 for seven days. ‘SKYcable Season Pass’ is the newest brand provided by SKYcable, the no. 1 cable TV provider in the country. Don’t miss the grand TV premiere of “Every Breath U Take” and subscribe to ‘SKycable’s Season Pass.’ For more information, call SKYcable customer service hotline 381-0000 or log on to

GMA Artists to Grace Philippine National Day in Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea

GMA Artists to Grace Philippine National Day in Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea

The Kapuso Network, today’s number one broadcast station in the country, lends a helping hand to the Department of Tourism as the latter mounts the country’s participation in Expo 2012.

Kyla and JayR are all set to showcase the Filipino’s world-renowned musicality when they perform at the forthcoming Philippine National Day. According to GMA Network Chairman & CEO, Atty Felipe L. Gozon, helping the government mount such events abroad is part of GMA’s “serbisyong totoo” to the Filipino nation. “We must do our share in boosting our image in the global arena. The least we can do is lend our talents to the Expo in Korea.”

The arrangement was recently formalized at a MOA signing at the GMA Network Center. In photo are (l to r): Kyla, JayR, Marivin Arayata (GMA VP for ETV), GMA Network Executive Vice President Felipe S. Yalong, Assistant Secretary Domingo Enerio (Department of Tourism) and GMA’s AVP for Corporate Affairs Ma Teresa L. Pacis. Behind them is Bok, the mascot in the shape of a giant clam.

Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea opened on 12 May and runs until 12 August 2012.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Born to Love You" Earns P29.7-M, "Every Breath You Take" Grosses P50.2-M

"Born to Love You" Earns P29.7-M, "Every Breath You Take" Grosses P50.2-M

Star Cinema's through its Ad Prom Roxy Liquigan, has revealed the official box-office gross of its two previously released movies "Born to Love You" and "Every Breath You Take".

"Born to Love You" starring Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto, on its first 5 days in theaters earned P29.7-Million while Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban's movie "Every Breath You Take" raked a total of P50.2-Million on its three weeks of showing.


“Frankenweenie” Main Posters Launched

“Frankenweenie” Main Posters Launched

Take your first look at the pay-off poster of Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming animated feature, “Frankenweenie” which has just been launched by the studio.

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

With a screenplay by Burton and John August, the film's voice cast is lead by Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer.

Opening in the Philippines this October, “Frankenweenie” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle Wins Best Actress for "Godspell"

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle Wins Best Actress for "Godspell"

Filipino-American Anna Maria Perez de Tagle was honored as Best Featured Actress In A Musical in the 10th Annual Theater Awards Wednesday for her acclaimed performance in the ongoing revival of the musical “Godspell”.

The 21-year-old former Disney star was nominated in her category along with 28 others in the awards that described as “by far the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.”

Anna Maria, the granddaughter of legendary Filipina singer Sylvia La Torre, won through an online poll.

“Godspell”, based on a series of parables about the passion of Jesus Christ from the Gospel, is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak that was first staged off-Broadway in 1971. The popularity of the play culminated in a film version starring Victor Garber in 1973.

One highlight of the musical is the cast performance of the popular song “Day By Day”, featuring Anna Maria singing lead.

The current production of “Godspell”, which also stars “High School Musical” cast member Corbin Bleu, also won Best Revival of a Musical in the said awards.

700 Club Asia Launches ‘P.U.S.H. for the Philippines’

700 Club Asia Launches ‘P.U.S.H. for the Philippines’

This June, as we celebrate our 114th year of independence, we remember the sacrifices made by our valiant heroes. We commemorate the battles fought in our shores. We honor the day we became united as one country.

But despite the freedom we’ve been savoring for more than a century, there are mounting problems and challenges that we still face. With many Filipinos languishing in poverty, and the fight against corruption remains an uphill battle, we witness so much hopelessness among us. In times like these, we need to cry out to God.

As God promised in the Bible, “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

On June 11 to 15, The 700 Club Asia invites and encourages everyone to watch a special programming titled P.U.S.H. Pilipinas! on GMA News TV at 11:00 p.m.

As one free nation bearing the bayanihan spirit and love for our beloved country, let us rally and P.U.S.H.! Pray Until Something Happens, Pilipinas!

Camille Prats and Suzi Entrata-Abrera to Host New Kapuso Talk Show ‘Mars’

Camille Prats and Suzi Entrata-Abrera to Host New Kapuso Talk Show ‘Mars’

Celebrity moms Camille Prats and Suzi Entrata-Abrera are going to host a new talk show which will air on GMA’s news channel, GMA News TV.

The talk show entitled “MARS” (short for ‘Mare’) is a production of GMA Entertainment TV Group. It aims to capture primarily the female market particularly moms, although the show could also attract viewers from among the male and teen demographics since it will also feature segments about health, personal finance and relationships.

Alam niyo po, sa totoo lang napakasuwerte ko [si Suzi] yung unang-una kong naging partner sa unang-una kong talk show kasi napakasarap niyang kabatuhan, napakasarap niyang kausap,” Camille said during the press conference of the show held on Tuesday, June 5 at the GMA Network Center.

Although it is the first time for Camille to host a talk show, she said that she is not having a hard time doing the job since she gets a lot of help from her co-host.

Of course, she (Suzi) knows a lot more than I do because she’s more experienced than I am, pero she knows how to listen. Kung baga kaya naming magkasundo sa isang bagay na pagtatawanan lang namin na ang saya-saya lang. Although serious yung usapan namin, we make it fun and light. She also helps me to give out my opinion, hindi yung siya lang ang nagsasalita,” Camille shared.

Suzi, on the other hand, praised Camille for her stamina, especially since aside from their talk show, she is also doing the primetime series Luna Blanca on GMA-7.

Naisip ko nung una mahirap talaga [para sa akin] kasi ang aga talagang nag-uumpisa ang araw ko until may nakasama akong artista (referring to Camille) na pagkatapos nito may taping pa, bukas may taping ulit tapos may taping na naman kami sa Thursday, kung mejo mabigat po yung schedule sa akin, mas mabigat po yung [kay Camille],” said Suzi.

MARS premieres this Monday, June 11. It will air from Monday to Friday, 6:00pm on GMA News TV Channel 11.

Sana po suportahan niyo po kami dahil sinisigurado namin na magiging masaya ito, gagawin naming masaya ang gabi ng mga ku-Mars namin,” Camille said.

“Brave” Premieres Latest Trailer

“Brave” Premieres Latest Trailer

The newest trailer of Disney/Pixar's upcoming animated feature “Brave” is now online! Watch it below:

Synopsis: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane).

Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

“Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at Philippine theaters on August 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Brave - Trailer:

Alden Richards and Louise delos Reyes Reunite in "One True Love"

Alden Richards and Louise delos Reyes Reunite in "One True Love"

GMA Network ups the ante of its primetime slate with the launch of another timeless and original drama series that promises to steal the televiewers' hearts via "One True Love". It will replace My Beloved beginning June 11 on GMA Telebabad.

The Kapuso Network once again takes a bold risk in presenting a fresh and absorbing drama that will soon be winning the hearts of Filipino television audiences everywhere.

One True Love features the country’s bankable stable of stars in plum roles headlined by no less than GMA’s talented and promising artist Alden Richards as Tisoy together with the young and beautiful Louise delos Reyes as Elize. Alden and Louise land their biggest roles to date as the lead stars of this program about the enduring power of love between two people from two different walks of life.

Alden and Louise are both primed to star in this sweeping drama with their raw but powerful acting skills. The chemistry of the two onscreen is palpably strong and there has been brewing excitement among fans and viewers for Alden and Louise’s team-up.

Primetime viewing will never be the same again as GMA gathers in One True Love three of the country’s biggest and brightest actors in film and television: multitalented actress Jean Garcia as Ellen, the real mother of Tisoy; seasoned actor Raymond Bagatsing as Carlos, the workaholic and heartless husband of Leila and real father of Tisoy; and making her television debut as a Kapuso, versatile TV personality Agot Isidro as Leila, the scheming wife of Carlos. Agot is really excited and honoured to be part of the GMA family after signing a two-year exclusive contract with the network.

Completing the glittering roster of cast are Bembol Roco as Mayor Sandoval, the husband of Ellen who will help her take revenge on Carlos; Caridad Sanchez as Lola Tilda, the elderly woman who raised Tisoy; Benjie Paras as Douglas; Carlene Aguilar as Candice; Tiya Pusit as Yaya Brittany, the doting yaya of Elize; Wynwyn Marquez as Marla, the younger sister of Leila; Lucho Ayala as Troy, the rich suitor of Elize; Frencheska Farr as Violy.

The story of One True Love begins with Ellen, a hardworking janitress who falls madly in love with Carlos, a successful businessman who is already married to Leila. Unknown to Ellen, Carlos is not serious about their whirlwind romance and only becomes aware of his true feelings after finding out that she is pregnant.

Ellen tries to end her ties with Carlos after Leila starts attacking her. But Carlos wants to raise their child and tells Ellen that their child would have a better future with him. Ellen agrees with Carlos but unfortunately, Leila vehemently opposes this idea. She resents raising her husband’s illegitimate child so she plots a scheme to switch the child with someone else’s.

When Ellen gives birth, Leila is present to “help” out but in truth, she uses this opportunity to switch Ellen’s son with another newborn baby girl in the hospital. The moment Ellen sees her child, she immediately falls in love with her baby and tries to back out from the deal she made with Carlos. Furious, Carlos gets Ellen arrested for a fabricated crime so he can get full custody of their child. Helpless and powerless, Ellen swears vengeance on Carlos and Leila.

Meanwhile, Carlos showers his daughter Elize with love and attention not knowing that Leila switched Elize with his real child. His orphaned son grows up in the docks of Manila through the kindness shown by the people in the port district. Because of his mestizo and charming looks, he is given the moniker Tisoy. And by some weird twist of fate, Tisoy ends up working in the port owned by his real father Carlos.

Everything seems to be in place and going well for Tisoy and his adoptive grandmother Lola Tilda until one fateful night when he crosses paths with Elize, the rich daughter of Carlos. Tisoy is completely smitten with Elize’s beauty and she finds him charming too. Soon, the two become lovers and keep their romance a secret from Elize’s disapproving parents.

How long can Tisoy and Elize weather the odds of their forbidden romance? With Carlos and Ellen threatening to tear them apart, can the star-crossed lovers fulfill their destiny to once and for all be together even in the next lifetime? What will happen to Leila if her secret is finally revealed? What will be Carlos’ reaction if he finds out the truth about the real identity of Tisoy? Will Ellen continue with her scheme to separate Tisoy and Elize if the truth about their identities is exposed?

With director Andoy Ranay at the helm and original concept by Suzette Doctolero, One True Love will surely touch and inspire audiences beginning June 11 right after Makapiling Kang Muli on GMA Telebabad.

BAYO "What's You Mix?" Campaign Earns Criticism, BAYO Memes Spread Online

BAYO "What's You Mix?" Campaign Earns Criticism, BAYO Memes Spread Online

Are you proud enough of your heritage? If yes, then the newest BAYO campaign is for you.

Bayo recently launched its “What’s Your Mix?” campaign showing different mixed-race models proudly promoting their ancestry, their roots, their heritage.

Anne Curtis' sister Jasmine Curtis-Smith is captioned with “50% Australian and 50% Filipino” while other models were given labels such as “80% Chinese and 20% Filipino,” “40% British and 60% Filipino,” and 30% Indian and 70% Filipino.”

However, what could people behind this ads thought the public should have perceived is exactly different with how it looks like now.

Some consumers and netizens assailed the campaign for being racist. Others thought the ads is anti-filipino and an advertising failure.

"You have to be mixed race to be considered beautiful. 100% Pinoy not good enough. Poor if you don’t have a foreign blood." one Twitter user said.

Call it biased, but the mixing and matching of different nationalities with Filipino blood is almost a sure formula for someone beautiful and world-class. We always have the fighting chance to make it in the world arena of almost all aspects,” Bayo, meanwhile, said in a statement.

But as they always say, "Bad Publicity is still a Publicity!" and I guess that's what BAYO tries to achieve. And yes, they succeeded!

Meanwhile, some internet users easily made fun of this campaign putting their own versions online.




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