Saturday, June 16, 2012

Party Pilipinas ‘BELIEVE’ this Sunday

Party Pilipinas ‘BELIEVE’ this Sunday

Faith and conviction in one’s talent and dream, that is the loud battle cry of the country’s number one concert party on television with Party Pilipinas “Believe.”

This Sunday, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid returns to Party Pilipinas’ performance stage.

In celebration of Father’s Day, “PP All Stars” honors them with performances by Ogie Alcasid, Regine, Janno Gibbs, Kyla, Jolina Magdangal, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista, Solenn Heussaff, and Jennylyn Mercado.

Father’s day celebration continues with a special number with the cast of “My Daddy Dearest” featuring Ogie, this time with Jolina Magdangal, Milkah Wynne Nacion, and Kyle Ocampo.

Belief in the youth will be tackled by “Dance Duets” as it takes a graceful turn to address teen issues, headlined by controversial love triangle Mark Herras, Ynna Asistio, and Kris Bernal. And for more exciting grooves, “Sayaw Pilipinas” will move to the best RNB and Hip hop hits of the 90s with the cast of GMA Afternoon Prime’s latest offering, “Faithfully” with cast members Maxene Magalona, Michelle Madrigal, Isabel Oli, Isabelle Daza, and Vaness Del Moral.

Expect more youth power with GirlSquad as they put their girl power game on with Heir of Rap Elmo Magalona. And the spirit of rap music lives on as “Rap Acoustic” features the hits of Gloc9 with performances by the rap icon himself.

Believe in the power of women, and surrender to their charm, Carla Abellana will take you to that level as she celebrates her birthday. Watch out also for Solenn as she will surely sizzle with her own brand of sexy music. More women domination courtesy of tandems ShinKy (aka Rachelle Ann Go and Kyla), JulieFrench (aka Julie Anne San Jose and Frencheska Farr) and La Diva for the much-awaited comeback of Viva La Diva.

Experience young love, and be entertained by super tandem JuliElmo (aka Julie Anne and Elmo) just in time for the launch of their new show “Together Forever”.

Party Pilipinas “Believe” airs this Sunday, June 17, only on GMA.

History and Fiction Fused Together in ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

History and Fiction Fused Together in ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

The untold story that shaped America’s nation based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” literary fusion of history and fiction will soon be seen onscreen come July 4 in 3D and 2D cinemas nationwide.

A non-stop mad search for both the hunted and the hunter, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” stars Benjamin Walker who plays the titular role of Abe Lincoln resurrected onscreen as a vampire hunting politico who later became one of the world’s most influential president.

Adapted for movie by highly-regarded genre-bending filmmakers Timur Bekmambetov (directing) and Tim Burton (producing), the birth of Smith’s pulsating book came about in 2009 Seth Grahame-Smith was on a US book tour to promote a new “mash-up” fiction book, “Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.” As he travelled the nation’s bookstores, from state to state, he noticed two things. In the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, every store had a promotional table set up with biographies of the iconic president. And at the height of the popularity of TWILIGHT, every store would stock a range of Young Adult vampire fiction right next to it. He remembers thinking, “if you could combine the two, surely you’d be onto a winner.”

It began as a cynical observation, to be honest with you,” he admits. “When I read about and researched the actual man, I became fascinated and fell in love with him and his trials and tribulations. Throughout his life he had every disadvantage: no wealth and no connections. He was poor as dirt, and surrounded by death. And yet, by the power of his intellect and his determination he was able to not only achieve the impossible of becoming a lawyer, but to become the leader of a nation tearing itself apart. And then he went on to save that nation.”

In fact it was, he suspects, the very first superhero origin story. “I began thinking that in the American psyche there’s really no greater superhero than Abraham Lincoln.”

Weaving a gothic horror tale into Lincoln’s biography, and doing so in as truthful a way as possible, came surprisingly easy for Grahame-Smith. Many moments in the real Lincoln’s life jumped out straight away as being ripe for re-imagining with a vampiric twist. It began with the death of his mother when he was nine years old. “Her death had a tremendous effect on his life. The determination to escape his situation and better himself was borne of a desire to honor his mother’s memory. It was quite obvious to me that if it were a vampire that had killed her, that would set him off on this path.”

The result of the marriage of truth and fiction at the heart of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is bounced through Timur Bekmambetov’s very particular prism. Says Ben Walker, who plays Lincoln himself, “This is a period movie told in intricate and fascinating ways. It’s the same material, the same time, and we’re being very true to that, but through Timur’s imagination we’re getting to see the tiny minutiae that really make it special and fresh for us.”

Grahame-Smith summarizes the point of this grand adaptation very simply: “The film is a strange mix of absurdity and accuracy. The title makes an absurd promise, but everything after that is delivered with absolute sincerity. We never wink at the audience. We never play it as a joke. And whether it’s the set design, the costume design, or Lincoln’s prosthetics – everything is accurate. Timur knew early on that the more absurd the premise the more dedicated you have to be to it to pull it off.”

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is from 20th Century Fox to be available in 2D and 3D format to be distributed by Warner Bros. in local cinemas on July 4.

Artista Hopefuls Flock Protégé Auditions in Visayas and Mindanao

Artista Hopefuls Flock Protégé Auditions in Visayas and Mindanao

More and more Filipino artista aspirants are auditioning for the newest reality-based search on Philippine TV, Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break!

Hopefuls from the different provinces in Visayas and Mindanao flocked the audition venues to showcase their singing, dancing and acting prowess in front of the celebrity mentors.

Contenders from Cagayan de Oro and Davao lined up for hours aiming to be the first on queue to display their talents last June 1 and June 2. Some hopefuls stood out in the screening because of their interesting personality and captivating life story as they performed in front of Protégé Mentor Drama and Action Film Legend, Phillip Salvador.

A female cosplayer caught everyone’s attention because of her lush pink hair and harajuku outfit. But during her one-on-one interview with Mentor Phillip, she got very emotional when the actor uncovered her secret longing for her father’s love and approval.

What’s more, a 13-year-old male Davaoeño was also a crowd favorite when he sang a rendition of a Gary V. hit with keyboard accompaniment. After his performance, he inspired the spectators when he openly talked about his desire to win Protégé in order to provide the medical needs of his autistic brothers.

Who will make it to the 4 Protégé slots of the strict Mindanao Mentor? What kind of challenges awaits the contestants who’ll make it to the next stage of the competition?

Meanwhile, the Visayas leg for the auditions of Protégé kicked off with an astounding attendance from artista aspirants from the islands of Cebu, Bohol, Panay, Iloilo and Negros last June 7.

Some Protégé applicants from Mindanao sailed and flew to the Queen City of the South to try out the auditions. They came all the way from Dipolog, Cagayan De Oro and Davao despite the scheduled auditions in their region.

Hundreds of talents stepped on stage to get the nod of approval from the Visayas celebrity mentor, Kapuso actress Jolina Magdangal. Many of the hopefuls proved that one must try anything just to get a step closer to that elusive artista dream even if it entails giving shock or unpleasant amusement to the mentor. One of the most notable performances that took place during this talent hunt was the jaw-dropping cirque dance-off of two Cebuanos — a chubby boy and a flamboyant girl.

The search is not yet over as two more areas will open their doors for the Protégé Call-out: SM Pampanga (June 16) and SM Mall of Asia (June 18 and 19). Auditions will be from 10am- 6pm.

PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big ARTISTA Break will be hosted by multi-awarded Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes as the Gala Presenter and versatile actress Carla Abellana as the Journey Host. Jennylyn Mercado returns as the host of Inside Protégé while Maxene Magalona is the Web Jock for the daily updates in Protégé

‘Princess and I’ Stars Release “Love Songs from Princess and I” Album

‘Princess and I’ Stars Release “Love Songs from Princess and I” Album

ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida drama series, “Princess and I” gives its die-hard fans with special back-to-back treats fit for a royalty.

Supporters of Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, and Khalil Ramos can now enjoy the music of their favorite ‘royal teleserye’ anytime they want as Star Records recently released “Love Songs from Princess and I.”

The official soundtrack album features the romantic theme songs like ‘Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon’ sung by Kathryn, ‘Hinahanap-hanap Kita’ by Daniel, ‘Kung Ako Ba Siya’ and ‘Now We’re Together’ by Khalil, ‘Tunay Na Ligaya’ by Enrique, and the versions of ‘Nag-iisang Bituin’ by Christian Bautista and Angeline Quinto.

Aside from the album, the “Princess and I” cast will entertain its loyal viewers through their third ‘royal caravan’ this Sunday, June 17, 5pm, at Marquee Mall, Pampanga. The caravan will be graced by Kathryn, Daniel, and Khalil.

Continue to follow the royal tale of Mikay in “Princess and I” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

‘One True Love’ Cast Tours CDO and Bukidnon

‘One True Love’ Cast Tours CDO and Bukidnon

Justify FullAlden Richards and Louise delos Reyes – two of the country’s bankable and promising stars of their generation – will be in Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon to promote their latest project One True Love.

One True Love is GMA Network’s newest addition to its primetime slate that premiered last Monday, June 11. A timeless and original drama series, One True Love is envisioned to be soon winning the hearts of Filipino audiences everywhere with Alden (as Tisoy) and Louise (as Elize) landing at the lead roles – both their biggest roles to date.

Joining them in the promo tour are fellow cast members Benjie Paras (as Douglas), Lucho Ayala (as Troy), and newest Kapuso Agot Isidro (as Leila).

On Sunday, June 17, the powerhouse cast of One True Love visits CDO to grace two Kapuso Barangayan events in Brgy. Puerto at 11AM and in Brgy. Tagoloan at 3PM for a meet and greet with their fans. Following these is a fun-filled Kapuso Mall Show at 5PM in Atrium, SM City CDO where supporters get the chance to watch numerous exciting performances from their favourite stars.

Meanwhile, on June 18, it’s the turn of the supporters from Bukidnon to experience the Kapuso fever via back-to-back Kapuso Campus Tours in Valencia National High School at 11AM and in Bukidnon State University Gym at 3PM.

The highlights of the One True Love promo tour in CDO and Bukidnon can be seen in a Let’s Fiesta TV Special on (DATE) airing via the Network’s regional stations in Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Dagupan, CDO, GenSan, Naga, Bacolod and newly-launched station in Ilocos.

One True Love airs Monday to Friday, after Makapiling Kang Muli, on GMA Telebabad.

DZMM Named Radio Station of the Year by Rotary Club of Manila

DZMM Named Radio Station of the Year by Rotary Club of Manila

DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 continues its winning streak this year as it was named the Radio Station of the Year by the Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards 2011 yesterday (June 14).

ABS-CBN Manila Radio Division head Peter Musngi said the honor inspires the leading AM radio station in Mega Manila to better serve the public. “The award further motivates us to always stay true to our commitment not only of gathering news but also delivering public service to those who believe in the vision of DZMM and DZMM TeleRadyo, which is to serve the Filipino people,” he said.

DZMM station manager Marah Capuyan said the prestigious award, which DZMM also won in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009, is a product of the DZMM staff’s diligence and teamwork. The RCM has given honors to media companies and individuals for their outstanding contributions to print, television, and radio since 1966.

DZMM remains as the country’s most awarded AM radio station after winning the Gold Standard Trusted Brand Award in the radio category of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2012.

Yvette Wilson Dead at Age 48

Yvette Wilson Dead at Age 48

Yvette Wilson, best known for her role on the ‘90s sitcom “Moesha” passed away on Thursday, June 14, after battling stage 4 cervical cancer and kidney disease. She was 48.

Wilson got her big showbiz break in 1993 when she was cast on ABC sitcom "Thea". She then scored a role of Andell Wilkerson on the 5 long season of "Moesha" and its spin-off "The Parkers".

Friday, June 15, 2012

Manny Pacquiao - Floyd Mayweather Fight Stop-Motion Video Goes Viral

Manny Pacquiao - Floyd Mayweather Fight Stop-Motion Video Goes Viral

Filipino viral marketing group Green Mango (GRNMNGO) has created a stop-motion video simulating the highly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The Pacquiao vs. Mayweather 2-and-a-half minute animation video which already garnered more than 78,561 hits as of this posting was created using two custom made action figures and by piecing together 2,500 pictures according to Derek Wanner of GRNMNGO.

Watch the video below:

‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines’ Builds 28 New Homes on its Season Finale

‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines’ Builds 28 New Homes on its Season Finale

Throughout its run, Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines amazed its audiences with near-impossible feats of demolishing and building new homes for deserving Filipino families in a short time.

This Sunday, the show ends its first season with colossal task–building 28 families for lucky families in Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya. This task marks a first in Philippine TV history and the show’s international franchise.

Last week’s episode introduced the twenty eight lucky families who will receive houses, livelihood packages and medical assistance from the program and its partners. The journey continues as Paolo Bediones and the rest of the Design Team reveal the new homes constructed for their community. Kapatid Superstar Nora Aunor also makes an appearance to surprise the families.

Don’t miss this historic occasion and catch Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines this Sunday, June 17, 8:30PM only on TV5.

BB Gandanghari Stars in Her First Drama Acting Project via TV5's ‘Untold Stories’

BB Gandanghari Stars in Her First Drama Acting Project via TV5's ‘Untold Stories’

Years after her much talked about transformation, BB Gandanghari finally has the chance to show her acting prowess.

Now that she’s more open in expressing herself, a much vulnerable and sensitive actress is in the wings of recognition.

In her first performance as a dramatic actress, BB will play the role of Donna in TV5’s Untold Stories. Donna, a woman trapped in a man’s body, is torn between Bebe (Wendell Ramos) and Jesse (Baron Geisler). Will she choose Bebe, her first true love, or Jesse, her life saviour?

Witness BB Gandanghari in her first dramatic performance on Untold Stories this Saturday, June 16, 10:30PM on TV5.

Henry Hill is Dead

Henry Hill is Dead

Henry Hill, a former ‘Goodfellas’ gangster is dead. He was 69.

Henry Hill spent much of his life as a “goodfella,” believing his last moment would come with a bullet to the back of his head. In the end he died at a hospital after a long illness, going out like all the average nobodies he once pitied.

Hill, who went from small-time gangster to big-time celebrity when his life as a mobster-turned-FBI informant became the basis for the Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas,” died Tuesday at a hospital after a long illness, longtime girlfriend Lisa Caserta said.

Hill had open heart surgery last year and died of complications from longtime heart problems related to smoking.

Richard Gutierrez Climbs the Mountains of Kalinga in 'Pinoy Adventures'

Richard Gutierrez Climbs the Mountains of Kalinga in 'Pinoy Adventures'

Pinoy Adventures” will feature the ecotourism discovery destination of the north, Kalinga.

Ngayong Linggo, huwag magpaiwan sa bagong adventure ni Richard Gutierrez sa kinikilalang ecotourism discovery destination of the north, ang probinsiya ng Kalinga.

Sa kanyang pag-akyat sa bulubunduking Cordillera, makakatikim ng masarap na salubong si Richard Gutierrez mula sa mga tagarito. Isang panciteria ang kanyang dadayuhin para matikman ang pansit batil patung—ang Tuguegarao version ng stir fried noodles na ginagamitan ng karne ng kalabaw! Pero bago siya kumain, niyaya siya ng may-ari na magluto. Papasa nga kaya ang kanyang timpla sa mga taga Tuguegarao?

Matapos ang food trip at habang sila’y naglalakbay, biglang gumuho ang lupa at natabunan ang kalsada. Mabuti na lang at nakilala nina Richard si Lakay Appad na nag-alay para sa kanila ng sariwang baboy sa kinikilalang diyos ng mga katutubo na si Kabunian. Tumirik ang araw at nagpatuloy sa biyahe ang Pinoy Adventures. Sa kabila ng pagsubok ng panahon, napakagandang kapalit naman ang nasaksiksihan ni Richard at ng team—berdeng bundok na kung saan halos hinhalikan na ng ulap ang lupa, napakaraming rice terraces na nagpapatunay ng matandang sibilisasyon ng ating mga ninuno at ang iba’t-ibang tribo na singkulay ng bahag-hari ang kanilang kasaysayan. Ang Kalinga daw ay bundok ng mga matatapang at nakaharap ni Richard ang mga ‘headhunter’; at isa pang tribo na tadtad ng tattoo na kung saan tinik ng sanga ng kalamansi ang ginamit sa pagmamarka ng mga katawan. Nakilala din ni Richard ang pinakamatandang magta-tattoo na si Wang-Od at ang mga parokyano nitong mga lola ng tribo. Dito rin sa kabundukan ng Kalinga nabuhay at namatay ang isa sa mga kinikilalang bayani ng kalikasan—si Macli-ing Dalug. Namatay siya dahil kinontra niya ang pagtayo ng Chico Dam Project ng rehimeng Marcos.

Paano nga ba mabubuhay ang mga dayo sa bundok ng Kalinga? Si Richard Gutierrez, nag-enjoy kahit walang hotel at may oras lang ang kuryente. Paano? Sumama sa Linggo sa PINOY ADVENTURES, pagkatapos ng I-Bilib sa GMA-7 !

Master Ryan Cayabyab Lauds the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra

Master Ryan Cayabyab Lauds the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra is the newest, most exciting addition to the top artists of the Kapamilya Network.

It is comprised of arguably the best crossover musicians of the country who can perform all types and genres of music, led by a formidable music director, Gerard Salonga. Rehearsing this afternoon was a breeze. The rare event on Saturday combines only the best Filipino artists together in the concert, with the best musicians of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic. What more can I ask for as Musical Director? Ang ganda at ang sarap ng tugtugan.”

These are the words of music genius Master Ryan Cayabyab after the rehearsals at the Dolphy Theater at the ABS-CBN compound in preparation for the “Icons at the Arena,” a concert that brings together the best of OPM music icons on June 16 at SM Mall of Asia Arena. The concert is going to be the first major public performance of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.

Early this year, ABS-CBN and First Philippine Holdings joined hands to promote an advocacy for Filipinos to connect and experience “real” and “good” music. Thus, the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra was created to defy the notion that a full orchestra is only limited to classical music. The 40-piece musical ensemble, is a first in the history of the Kapamilya Network.

ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III stressed that it aims to provide music of the highest caliber to the general audience. ABS-CBN President, Charo Santos-Concio, on the other hand had expressed her full support for the orchestra and her optimism that this will be a significant platform to celebrate the character and soul of Filipino music.

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra’s executive director Mickey Munoz also stated, “Our new “Kapamilya” shall also service the performance and music needs of ABS-CBN such as the concert series, as well as the musical scoring on cinemas as well as live and stage performances.” He added that ABS-CBN is taking music seriously, sharing that Youth Orchestra is also being formed to train indigent but talented young Pinoys to play musical instruments and entice them to turn their attention from game consoles to music and culture.

The curtain unfurls as the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra dominates the Pinoy music scene. For inquiries and bookings, please contact The Executive Director, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra at 415.2272 local 2326.

10 Most Talked-About Showbiz Breakups this Sunday on ‘Ang Pinaka’

10 Most Talked-About Showbiz Breakups this Sunday on ‘Ang Pinaka’

Showbiz is never complete without these high-profile celebrity couples who, sadly, have parted ways. Which among them was the most talked-about and has created the most impact in the industry and among the fans?

This Sunday, get your pens and notepads ready as your favorite list-and-survey-infotainment show, ‘Ang Pinaka’ lists down the ‘Ang Pinaka: Masaklap na Showbiz Breakup.’

Joining host Rovilson Fernandez are guest panelistas: former Philippine Movie Press Club President and contributor Rommel Gonzales, Inside Showbiz Executive Director Rikka Dy Lim and 103.5 DW WOW FM Radio DJ Mister Fu.

Find out the Top 10 “Ang Pinaka: Masaklap na Showbiz Breakups” this Sunday on ‘Ang Pinaka,’ June 17, 2012 at 6:20PM on GMA News TV.

ABS-CBN’s Trabaho Patrol Returns to Bacolod Today

ABS-CBN’s Trabaho Patrol Returns to Bacolod Today

ABS-CBN Regional Network Group’s “Trabaho Patrol” which was held in various parts of the country together with the Department of Labor and Employment will return to Bacolod today and tomorrow on Robinson’s Place Bacolod.

Recently, two other job fairs were successfully held in the province: May 1 at SM City Bacolod, where more than 4,000 jobseekers were served, and June 12 at Gaisano City Supermall.

The moment ABS-CBN steps in and participates in our activity, we can expect a huge turn out. We thank ABS-CBN for always supporting DOLE,” said Marivic Mondragon, Provincial Director of DOLE-Negros Occidental. 3,500 or more applicants are expected to join the event that will be joined by 60 different local companies, placement agencies and licensed overseas recruitment agencies.

All applicants, including graduates, skilled and displaced workers are welcome to this big event and will be offered local and overseas employment.

ABS-CBN Bacolod conducts at least two outreach programs every month and one of these is the job fair,” said Leilani Alba, the Station Manager of ABS-CBN Bacolod. “We hope and pray that many of the applicants will be hired so they could financially help and support their family and, in the process, contribute to nation-building.”

The “Kaya ni Juan: Trabaho Patrol” is an advocacy program by ABS-CBN to reach out to Kapamilyas all over the country and the upcoming fair in Bacolod is the third public service event this year.

Chris Brown, Drake Bloody Bar Fight (Photos and Video)

Chris Brown, Drake Bloody Bar Fight (Photos and Video)

Chris Brown and his bodyguard had a bloody bar fight with Drake and his companions at W.i.P. on Wednesday night, June 13.

Drake's group allegedly attacked Chris Brown with a bottle and that started a bloody fight between the two singers’ bodyguards leaving a bloody gash on Chris' face.

Reports have it that the fight started when Drake made a derogatory comment to Chris about Rihanna, and then Meek Mill who belongs in Drake's entourage insulted Chris’ girlfriend as well.

The whole altercation was caught on camera. Police are now looking for Drake believing he planned the fight. 8 people got hurt and considering to take actions against Drake.

Watch the video below:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sarah Geronimo Beats Charice as Cartoon Network New Generations' Most Favorite Singer

Sarah Geronimo Beats Charice as Cartoon Network New Generations' Most Favorite Singer

Cartoon Network’s “New Generations 2012” survey showed that Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo is the most favorite singer of Pinoy children aged 7 to 14.

In second place are "The X Factor Philippines" mentor/judge Charice tied with world famous Canadian superstar Justin Bieber.

Taylor Swift ranked fourth, while Bruno Mars rounds out the Top 5.

The survey, which involved face-to-face interviews with 1,000 randomly selected kids from Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao, aims to look at the preferences and lifestyles of Filipino kids.

It was conducted from February 25 to March 26, covering socioeconomic classes A, B, C and D.

Kanye West Robbed While on UK Tour

Kanye West Robbed While on UK Tour

Kanye West, who is currently on tour with Jay-Z in Birmingham, UK, received a very shocking news that his Los Angeles residence was broken into by unknown robbers and that some of his possessions are missing.

According to reports, a friend of the hip-hop star who is house-sitting for him while he is away on tour called the LAPD on June 13 to report a break-in but do not know exactly what was stolen.

Police investigation is currently ongoing.

Brad Pitt Zombie Movie World War Z Might Not Hit Theaters Soon

Brad Pitt Zombie Movie World War Z Might Not Hit Theaters Soon

Brad Pitt's latest $170 million-plus zombie war movie "World War Z" is reportedly undergoing extensive re-shoots, last-minute script rewrite and creative issues forcing its producer Paramount Picture to move its playdate from June 2013 instead of a planned December release.

Paramount film group President Adam Goodman said:

The footage from this film looks fantastic, but we all agreed it can have a better ending. Getting the ending correct is essential, and we are in that creative process. World War Z is a giant summer movie and we are confident it will be a global hit when it’s released June 2013.”

‘Broken Vow’ Airs Explosive Finale this Friday

‘Broken Vow’ Airs Explosive Finale this Friday

GMA Network’s top-rating afternoon drama, Broken Vow, starring Bianca King, Gabby Eigenmann, Luis Alandy, Rochelle Pangilinan — concludes with an explosive finale episode this Friday, June 15.

Broken Vow has been one of the network’s top-rating teledramas in the Afternoon Prime block since it premiered last February 6. The captivating story and characterization constantly intrigued and thrilled the televiewers and managed to pull off a victory in the ratings game, consistently registering high in the charts.

This Friday, the tension between Felix (Luis) and Roberto (Gabby) escalates and ends with a fatal conclusion. Only one will survive this dramatic confrontation and Melissa is caught in between these two men. Who will Melissa choose to save? Will Melissa be finally reunited with her daughter Eva? Or is happiness too far to reach for Melissa and Felix?

Broken Vow also stars Marco Alcaraz, Juan Rodrigo, Carmi Martin, Matet de Leon, Jace Flores, Pancho Magno, Lou Sison, Melissa Mendez and Ms Celia Rodriguez and is directed by Gil Tejada Jr.

The finale of Broken Vow should not be missed this Friday, June 15 right after Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? on GMA Afternoon Prime

Robin Padilla Never Ceases to Find Time for His Wife

Robin Padilla Never Ceases to Find Time for His Wife

Despite having a busy schedule due to current and upcoming projects, action star Robin Padilla never ceased to find time for his wife, Mariel Rodriguez.

Sundays were our rest days before, but now, we work seven days a week,” Padilla, or more popularly known as Binoe said. But despite having a tight schedule, their work has never been a problem. According to him, he’s thankful for the blessings coming their way.

These projects are blessings, we should accept them,” he said.

Binoe is set to star in a film where he would portray as Senator Ping Lacson under the direction of Romy Suzara. Other than his regular appearance in “TODA Max” as Tol, Binoe is also taping the soap Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw with veteran actress Kris Aquino and Anne Curtis.

Meanwhile, in “TODA Max” where Binoe continues to express his comic side, guest Bayani Agbayani portrays the troublesome Thor, Justin’s (Vhong Navarro) frequent customer. Tol, Isabel (Angel Locsin) and the kids will not pay too much attention on Justin despite his nearing departure for abroad which will cause Justin to hang out with Thor. However, Thor acts very violent when drunk. After their short get-together, Justin will mysteriously disappear.

Where did Justin go? Was his disappearance caused by the drunk and violent Thor? Find out in “TODA Max” this Saturday, June 16, on ABS-CBN.

GMA Films' 'Moments of Love' Starring Dingdong Dantes and Iza Calzado Featured in Chicago Film Festival

GMA Films' 'Moments of Love' Starring Dingdong Dantes and Iza Calzado Featured in Chicago Film Festival

GMA Film's 2006 movie "Moments of Love" was featured in a special screening at the "9th Chicago International Screenings" program last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

In a news release, the DFA said the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago partnered with GMA Pinoy TV in presenting the movie, directed by Mark Reyes.

The international film festival is being held at the Chicago Cultural Center from April 11 to September 29.

The DFA said 22 films from around the world were presented by Cinema Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, consular corps and cultural partners

Aside from the Philippines, the Consulates General of Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Korea, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Uruguay and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) participated in this year's festival.

"The 260-seat venue was almost filled up during the two-day screening. On both occasions, the movie received rounds of applause and standing ovations from the audience after the film showing," the DFA said.

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Mom Patricia is Dead

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Mom Patricia is Dead

Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom Patricia lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 12. She was 67.

The family's representative said in a statement: "Her family mourns her loss. She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided."

Sarah Geronimo Joins by Daddy Delfin Geronimo this Sunday on Sarah G. Live!

Sarah Geronimo Joins by Daddy Delfin Geronimo this Sunday on Sarah G. Live!

As the Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo celebrates Father’s Day with his father Daddy Delfin in the special ‘Sige Go’ segment, we will see how strong their relationship is and discover the soft side of Sarah with her family.

Aside from that Sarah G Live will be offering a wonderful treat to all father and even the rest of the Kapamilyas watching the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN as they bring showbiz royalty and host of the upcoming singing-reality competition “The X Factor Philippines” KC Concepcion on a smash-up dance number with Sarah and Gab Valenciano.

While the Princess and I lead star Enrique Gil will join Sarah and Luis Manzano as their guest co-host for the week. See how Enrique and Luis join forces on how to get some stories about Sarah’s love story and career that all the Popsters really wanted to know. Also catch JM de Guzman and Kean Cipriano as serenade the viewers with romantic songs to make your Sunday night relaxing and “nakakakilig”.

Catch Sarah Geronimo this Sunday on Sarah G Live after Rated K on ABS-CBN!

BAYO Reveals Next 2 Phases of "What's your mix?" Ad Campaign

BAYO Reveals Next 2 Phases of "What's Your Mix?" Ad Campaign

In a letter sent to Showbiznest by Lyn Agustin, Vice President of BAYO, she revealed that the company's "What's Your Mix?" campaign was meant to be a three-part series rolled out over the next few months with the intent of celebrating nationality, heritage and personality mix.

Just like in her formal statement when the controversy broke out, Agustin once again emphasized: "Unfortunately, the message got lost along the way. Despite this, we at Bayo, will continue our 20-year tradition of celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of every Filipino."

Along with Agustin's letter was an attachment showing the mock-up templates for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the "What's your mix?" campaign as seen on photo above.

ASAP 2012 Celebrates Father’s Day, Launches New World-Class Segments

ASAP 2012 Celebrates Father’s Day, Launches New World-Class Segments

ASAP 2012″ is all set to pay tribute to all dads in the world this Sunday, June 17, with brand new surprises from some of the biggest stars in showbiz.

Witness the launch of the latest ASAP segments in the Father’s Day celebration to be glittered up by the world-class performances of ASAP mainstays Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby, Bamboo, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Zia Quizon, Anja Aguilar, Kean Cipriano, ASAP Sessionistas, and Supahdancers.

Make family bonding happier and catch “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 nn on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAPChill-Out, simply visit, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’

Idol's Family Robbed: Phillip Phillips' Pawnshop in Georgia Robbed

Idol's Family Robbed: Phillip Phillips' Pawnshop in Georgia Robbed

Phillip Phillips' family pawnshop in Georgia was robbed by unknown thieves on Monday night.

The Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn in Albany, Georgia which is being owned by Phillips' family was burglarized by thieves who used a backhoe to break through the back door of the shop.

According to a report by TMZ, over $4,000 worth of merchandise was taken, including guns, jewelry, antique coins and pieces, flat-screen TV and a cash register containing $110.

The whole family of Phillip were in Los Angeles to be with him during his kidney stones surgery when the burglary happened.

Gawad Urian 2012 Winners: Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador Win Top Acting Awards

Gawad Urian 2012 Winners: Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador Win Top Acting Awards

"Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa" was named the biggest winner in the 35th Gawad Urian by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino awards night held at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City last night, June 13.

The said indie film took home seven awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Paulo Avelino and Best Supporting Actress for Jean Garcia.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 35th Gawad Urian:

Best Picture - Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

Best Actress - Maja Salvador (Thelma)

Best Actor - Paulo Avelino (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Director - Alvin Yapan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Supporting Actress - Jean Garcia (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Supporting Actor - Art Acuña (Niño)

Best Screenplay - Alvin Yapan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Cinematography - Arvin Viola (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Production Design - Maulen Fadul (The Natural Phenomenon of Madness)

Best Editing - Lawrence Fajardo (Amok)

Best Music - Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Sound - Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong (Amok)

Best Documentary - Tundong Magiliw

Best Short Film - Sirip

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"One True Love" Premieres Strongly in Mega Manila

"One True Love" Premieres Strongly in Mega Manila

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from June 8 to 12, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

June 8, Friday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 25.5%
Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 21.7%
Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) / Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka (GMA-7) – 17.6%
Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 16.2%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 14.3%
2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (ABS-CBN) – 13%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.3%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Ali in Wonderland (GMA-7) – 10.4%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 10.2%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 9.9%

Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 29.3%
My Beloved (GMA-7) – 26.1%
Dongyi (GMA-7) – 24.4%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 24.1%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 23.7%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 21.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21.3%
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 20.5%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 18.3%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 16.7%

June 9, Saturday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 31.9%
Kapamilya Blockbusters: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (ABS-CBN) – 12.2%
Makapiling Kang Muli Ang Simula ng Pangako (GMA-7) – 11.9%
Startalk TX (GMA-7) – 10.9%
Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) – 10.7%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 10.4%
Maynila (GMA-7) – 10.3%
Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) – 9.1%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 7.8%
My Chubby World Big Adventure (GMA-7) – 7.6%

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 27.5%
Kapuso Movie Night: Ispiritista Itay May Moo Moo (GMA-7) – 22.3%
MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 17.9%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) –17.2%
Wansapanataym: Ik-Ik Da Madyik Biik (ABS-CBN) – 16.9%
Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 14.3%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 14%
Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) – 11.1%
Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) – 10.2%
Banana Split Extra Scoop (ABS-CBN) – 9.7%

June 10, Sunday

Pacquiao-Bradley (GMA-7) – 37%
2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (ABS-CBN) – 17.2%
Kapamilya Blockbusters: Bulong (ABS-CBN) – 13.4%
Tween Hearts (GMA-7) – 13.3%
Bagong Banta: The Pacquiao-Bradley Primer (GMA-7) – 13.1%
AHA! (GMA-7) – 9.3%
Young Justice (GMA-7) – 8.5%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 7.8%
Teen Titans (TV5) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) – 7.3%
Ben 10 Alien Force (TV5) – 7.2%

Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) / Pinoy Adventures (GMA-7) – 21%
Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 19.2%
Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) – 19%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 18.6%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 17.5%
Pare & Pare (GMA-7) – 17.1%
Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7) – 16.8%
Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) – 16.7%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) 13.8%
Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 13.6%

June 11, Monday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 25.2%
Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 22.1%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 19%
Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 18.6%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 14.5%
Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 14.3%
Kapuso Movie Festival: My Best Friend’s Girlfriend (GMA-7) – 12.5%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 10.7%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 10%
Mojacko (GMA-7) – 9.2%

Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 30.7%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) / One True Love (GMA-7) – 24.6%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 24.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 24.1%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 22.9%
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 22.6%
Dongyi (GMA-7) – 22.3%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20.1%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 18.8%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 14%

June 12, Tuesday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 26.7%
Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 22.1%
Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 18.9%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 18.8%
Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 16.6%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Tween Academy Class of 2012 (GMA-7) – 15.2%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 14.6%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 13.6%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 13.2%
Mojacko (GMA-7) – 11.1%


Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 28.6%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 25.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25.3%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 24.4%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 23.8%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 23.1%
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 20.9%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) / Dongyi (GMA-7) – 19.2%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 16.7%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 12.7%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

‘Rock of Ages’ Delivers Anthemic Film Soundtrack

‘Rock of Ages’ Delivers Anthemic Film Soundtrack

Rock of Ages” soundtrack features hits of iconic rockers Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and Others, and performed By Rock of Ages cast members Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, and more.

Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines announces the international release of the soundtrack album for the highly anticipated upcoming movie musical Rock of Ages on June 2012. "The Rock of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" boasts 20 rousing anthems that defined a generation - reinvigorated for the film by a stellar cast including Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.

Directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), New Line Cinema’s Rock of Ages is the film adaptation of the smash hit, five-time Tony® nominated Broadway musical which tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Executive Music Producer Adam Anders (Glee) helps tell the rock ‘n’ roll romance through cast versions of heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Poison, Journey, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and more.

Taking classic, beloved rock anthems and seeing them through the unique perspective of the characters in the film was such an exciting prospect for me in directing Rock of Ages,” said filmmaker Adam Shankman. “We had a phenomenal cast who performed these songs in such a powerful way - adding depth and meaningful imagery to the film. I was lucky to have a partner in Adam Anders who, better than anyone working today, understands how to take popular songs and seamlessly repurpose them to tell a story with unparalleled originality and success.”

As the larger-than-life, arena-rocking champ “Stacee Jaxx,” the Rock of Ages Soundtrack features Tom Cruise belting out Bon Jovi’s classic “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Def Leppard’s hit “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” and Guns ‘N Roses anthem “Paradise City.” Cruise also duets with Malin Akerman on Foreigner’s power ballad, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and shares the mic with Julianne Hough on The Scorpions’ “Rock You Like A Hurricane.”

The album also features an extraordinary medley of Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian,” David Lee Roth’s “Just Like Paradise,” and Poison’s “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” which features Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin. Also echoing through the soundtrack are mash-ups of songs that ruled the airwaves in the `80s, including Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero” / Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock N Roll”; Extreme’s “More Than Words” / Warrant’s “Heaven”; Pat Benatar’s “Shadows Of The Night” / Quarterflash’s “Harden My Heart”; and Starship’s “We Built This City” woven into Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” all performed by the film’s cast.

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, June 14, “Rock of Ages” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The official soundtrack of Rock of Ages is available in all select music stores nationwide and at the Philippines’ biggest online music store, visit and register for free.

Below is the complete list of songs in the “Rock of Ages” soundtrack.

1. “Paradise City” – Tom Cruise
2. “Sister Christian” / “Just Like Paradise” / “Nothin’ But A Good Time” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
3. “Juke Box Hero” / “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough
4. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
5. “Waiting For A Girl Like You” – Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough
6. “More Than Words” / “Heaven” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta
7. “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough
8. “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman
9. “I Wanna Rock” – Diego Boneta
10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise
11. “Harden My Heart” – Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige
12. “Shadows of the Night” / “Harden My Heart” – Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough
13. “Here I Go Again” – Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise,
14. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin
15. “Any Way You Want It” – Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough
16. “Undercover Love” – Diego Boneta
17. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige
18. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise
19. “We Built This City” / “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Russell Brand / Catherine Zeta-Jones
20. “Don’t Stop Believin’”- Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige

‘The Campaign’ Releases New U.S. Posters

‘The Campaign’ Releases New U.S. Posters

Warner Bros. has just released two new U.S. posters for its upcoming comedy “The Campaign” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

Directed by Jay Roach, “The Campaign” also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott and Katherine LaNasa, with John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox. The election comedy bows in the Philippines this August.

In the film, when long-term congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center.

At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.

As election day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy that takes today’s political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there’s room to dig a whole lot deeper.

“The Campaign” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

50 Cent vs. Oprah Winfrey: 50 Cent Named His Dog Oprah

50 Cent vs. Oprah Winfrey: 50 Cent Named His Dog Oprah

After 6 years, 50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey decided to kiss and patch things up.

On Sunday, the two met and sat down for an intimate conversation in Oprah’s Next Chapter show.

50 Cent and Oprah have a wide ranging conversation that touches on the rapper's runaway success, 50 Cent vs. Curtis Jackson and even their feud.

During the interview, Oprah even confronted 50 Cent about naming his bitch (female dog) Oprah. She said that she would take it as a compliment, but she knows it wasn’t intended that way in the beginning: “That was not a compliment. I heard you had a bitch named Oprah!” Oprah said.

At the time, I was just looking at the situation, and I saw I was developing negative feelings for someone who doesn’t even know me…and I gave it to the dog.”

I would see moments when you would discuss your feelings on the culture, and everything that was wrong with the culture was what was on my CD, and I was like, ‘Oh, she doesn’t like me. I was saying, ‘If I can’t be your friend, at least let me be your enemy, so I coexist.’” 50 Cents explains.

Watch the video below:

Amar'e Stoudemire Fiancee Alexis Welch Engagement Photos

Amar'e Stoudemire Fiancee Alexis Welch Engagement Photos

After a decade of togetherness that resulted to three lovely kids, NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire and fiancee Alexis Welch are heading down the aisle.

The two got engaged at the Le Meurice Hotel Belle Etoile Royal Suite in Paris Saturday night, June 9, after Stoudemire got down on one knee and handed Welch with an 8.5-carat radiant-cut ring made up of 3.50 carats of diamonds set in 18-carat white gold worth more than $1 million.

"I have been planning my proposal for a while and overlooking the entire Paris skyline seemed like a perfect place. I am so happy she said 'yes,' and now we can continue to build our life together as husband and wife," Stoudemire said in a statement.

The pair got together in 2002 after the star was drafted to the Phoenix Suns.

Kapatid Stars Nominated for Yahoo! OMG Awards 2012

Kapatid Stars Nominated for Yahoo! OMG Awards 2012

Some of TV5’s biggest stars land nominations in this year’s OMG Awards organized by Yahoo! Philippines. The OMG Awards are given out to the best and brightest in Philippine entertainment.

Among the Kapatid stars recognized vying for the coveted entertainment awards are showbiz pillars Superstar Nora Aunor, Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Comedy King Dolphy who are all nominated in the “Major Impact” category. Derek Ramsay, meanwhile, clinched a nomination in the “Actor of the Year” category.

TV5 princesses Jasmine Curtis-Smith (“Best Female Newcomer” category) and Eula Caballero (“Most Promising Actress of the Year” category) themselves bagged nominations in this year’s OMG Awards. AJ Muhlach proves to be a strong contender in the “Best Male Newcomer” category, while Lokomoko’s Edgar Allan Guzman and Kapitan Awesome star Martin Escudero are both nominated under the “Breakthrough Actor of the Year” category.

Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola of The Jose and Wally Show are shortlisted in the “Comedian of the Year” category alongside industry veteran and co-star Vic Sotto. Bossing Vic also bagged a nomination for “Favorite Male TV Host” category with Wil Time Bigtime’s main presenter Willie Revillame and Talentadong Pinoy master of ceremonies Ryan Agoncillo.

Nominees who get the most number of online votes will win the category. Fans can vote for their favorite celebrities once a day from now until June 28 at the Yahoo OMG Awards site ( Winners will be announced during the awards night on July 6 (Friday) at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj - Beauty and a Beat (Video and Lyrics)

Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj - Beauty and a Beat (Video and Lyrics)

Check out Justin Bieber‘s new track “Beauty and a Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj off of his new album, Believe, out on June 19.

In the song, Bieber sings:

We gonna party like it’s 3012 tonight / I wanna show you all the finer things in life / So just forget about the world, we young tonight / I’m coming for ya, I’m coming for ya cuz / All I need, is a beauty and a beat / Who can make my life complete.”

Nicki Minaj’s on her rap solo says:

Justin Bieber, you know i’mma hit ‘em with the ether / Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep my eye out for Selen-er beauty / Beauty and the beast / Beauty from the East.”

Timothy Bradley's Secret in Beating Manny Pacquiao Revealed

Timothy Bradley's Secret in Beating Manny Pacquiao Revealed

The still-undefeated Timothy Bradley, who brought down Manny Pacquiao like a blue ghost on Saturday, might have had an unfair advantage: He follows a vegan training regimen. The welterweight is famously hard on left-handers, but he's easy on animals.

When training for a fight, Bradley adheres to a plant based diet. Yes, that is right, serious athlete, serious training, serious muscles, vegan diet. In fact, Bradley gives credit to his diet for giving him a distinct advantage in the ring.

Bradley first tried a plant based diet in 2008, when an adviser suggested he try it because it would give him more energy and endurance. His training went so well, and was so successful, that it became a regular part of his training program. His vegan diet before a fight leads him to visit a local vegan restaurant, the Organic Palm Greens Cafe, up to twice per day in his hometown of Palm Springs, California and has had a vegan smoothie— Bradley’s Ultra Green—named after him at the establishment.

This is a interesting twist, as most wold think a boxer who is beefed up and training hard to build up muscle would stock pile the protein needed to add on the extra muscle by upping their meat consumption, but Bradley has proven that isn’t always the case.

Bradley said the vegan diet helps increase his energy before a fight: “My thoughts are clearer, crisp. I am sharp. Everything is working perfectly—I feel clean. It’s a weird feeling, man. It’s just a weird feeling.”

In this clip, in which he talks about why he loves eating vegan meals, Bradley explains, "I just feel completely different. I feel superior over any athlete I get in the ring with. You know, energy is there."

Jessica Sanchez Sings the US National Anthem in NBA Finals 2012

Jessica Sanchez Sings the US National Anthem in NBA Finals 2012

After the Pacquiao - Bradley fight, Jessica Sanchez once again sang the US National Anthem in one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City.

Watch below:

‘Faithfully’ - an All-Star Cast Drama Premieres June 18 on GMA Afternoon Prime

‘Faithfully’ - an All-Star Cast Drama Premieres June 18 on GMA Afternoon Prime

GMA Network brings to afternoon television another emotionally-gripping story that promises to captivate the televiewers’ hearts with the premiere of “Faithfully.” It will replace Broken Vow beginning June 18 on GMA Afternoon Prime.

“Faithfully” brings to afternoon viewers the tremendous dramatic talents of seven of the network’s most promising and talented actors and actresses – Maxene Magalona as Stella Quillamor, Isabel Oli as Megan Briones, Vaness del Moral as Dina Carvajal, and Michelle Madrigal as Luchie Trajano, introducing Isabelle Daza as Misha Villar with Marc Abaya as Kevin Quillamor and Mike Tan as Perry Escano – as they headline the newest Kapuso drama about love, treachery, sacrifice, and vengeance.

Completing the powerhouse cast are Miggs Cuaderno as Miggy Quillamor, Jamaica Olivera as Shelby Quillamor, Victor Aliwalas as Dan Belmonte, Will Devaughn as Luke Gallanosa, Kevin Santos as Edjie Miranda, Timmy Cruz as Gloria Mariano and Ms. Chanda Romero as Amanda Quillamor.

The series tells the story of Stella, a poor lady who strives to earn an education despite the meager earnings of her family. Through the help of her childhood friend, Luchie, Stella lands a job as a cashier in her flower shop. Here, she will meet Misha, an events organizer and one of Luchie’s closest friends. The three ladies will get along together and develop a special friendship. But Misha’s socialite friend Dina abhors Stella because of her status.

Things get complicated when Stella develops an admiration towards Kevin, the boyfriend of Dina. Stella keeps her feelings a secret but Dina immediately suspects her intentions. Dina’s anger towards Stella intensifies every time Kevin defends Stella.

But Dina is not serious about her relationship with Kevin. She still plays around and Stella discovers her unfaithfulness to Kevin. Stella tells Luchie and Misha of Dina’s infidelity. Kevin learns of Dina’s secret and he immediately breaks up with her. Because of this incident, Kevin and Stella become closer and he will realize that Stella would make the perfect wife.

But Kevin’s mother, Amanda, is against her son marrying Stella. Her decision quickly changes when Stella’s father dies and bequeaths to her all properties. In an instant, the poor Stella transforms into a rich heiress.

Stella and Kevin get married and are blessed with two kids, Ashley and Miggy. Stella will have her own bakeshop and later on will renew her ties with Dina. After seven years, tragedy strikes Stella’s world when Kevin encounters an accident and falls into a coma. Adding to her woes is a video which Kevin prepared for her. He tells Stella that he has found a new woman and she is one of Stella’s friends.

With her perfect world turned into a nightmare, how will Stella face the shocking revelation of Kevin? Who is the new woman in Kevin’s life? What will be the fate of Stella’s relationship with Kevin? What will be Stella’s reaction if she finds out the identity of the woman who betrayed her?

With original concept by RJ Nuevas, Faithfully is filled with drama, mystery and suspense as the families and friendships of these women are broken by secrets and lies.

The creative team is composed of Afternoon Prime Head, Roy Iglesias; Creative Consultant, Kit Villanueva – Langit; Headwriter, RJ Nuevas; writers, Tina Samson, Lobert Villela, Abner Tulagan; and Brainstormers, Vien Ello, Jules Katanyag, Leilani Chavez.

Faithfully, created by the GMA Drama Group, is supervised by the Executive In-charge of Production, Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno, Senior Program Manager, Redgynn S. Alba and Program Manager, Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer, Carol V. Galve. Director Mike Tuviera sits at the helm of this original afternoon drama.

Faithfully premieres June 18 right after Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? on GMA Afternoon Prime.




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