Saturday, July 7, 2012

Piolo Pascual, Angelica Panganiban and Diether Ocampo Heat-up Primetime with "Apoy sa Dagat"

Piolo Pascual, Angelica Panganiban and Diether Ocampo Heat-up Primetime with "Apoy sa Dagat"

After their latest movie "Every Breath U Take" earned big bucks in theaters nationwide, ABS-CBN reunite Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban in a primetime soap that will surely make your night warm this rainy season - "Apoy Sa Dagat".

"Apoy sa Dagat" is the newest Kapamilya primetime show that will a perfect combination of drama, romance and action.

Likewise reuniting with Angelica in this project is Diether Ocampo, her love interest in the defunct hit sexy primetime series "Rubi".

Don Allado Faces P.5-M Fine, 1 PBA Conference Ban and Possible Retraction of Contract

Don Allado Faces P.5-M Fine, 1 PBA Conference Ban and Possible Retraction of Contract

After his controversial rant on Twitter accusing the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) of game fixing shortly after his team Barako Bull failed to win against Powerade team, Don Allado now faces a one-conference ban from PBA, a ₱500,000 fine, and a possible rejection of his contract with Barako Bull.

Allado was caught posting the following messages on Twitter which he retracted after meeting with PBA commissioner Chito Salud on Thursday, July 5:

I can accept losing to teams. But I can't accept losing because of referees. I am bitter about losing. Not to Powerade, but to PBA. In my opinion, the league has little credibility left."

"I'm the guy that says what others can't. #PBA games are fixed. They control who is in & who is out. It's a disgrace to be in this league."

According to the PBA, the ₱300,000 portion of his .5-million fine will be given to the players' educational trust fund and the remaining P200,000 to a charitable institution of Allado's choice.

Yahoo OMG Awards 2012 Winners

Yahoo OMG Awards 2012 Winners

Yahoo! Philippines has unveiled the winners in this year's Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards in the star-studded awarding event held at the SM Mall of Area Arena on Friday, July 6.

This year's nominees and winners are:


Anne Curtis - Winner
Shamcey Supsup
KC Concepcion
Sam Pinto
Marian Rivera


Vilma Santos - Winner
Sharon Cuneta
Nora Aunor
Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.
Dolphy Quizon


Coco Martin - Winner
John Lloyd Cruz
Gerald Anderson
Dingdong Dantes
Derek Ramsey


Angel Locsin - Winner
Anne Curtis
Marian Rivera
Cristine Reyes
Carla Abellana


Christian Bautista - Winner
Jovit Baldivino
Elmo Magalona
Someday Dream


Sarah Geronimo - Winner
Charice Pempengco
Angeline Quinto
Julie Anne San Jose
Yeng Constantino


Xian Lim - Winner
Alden Richards
Enchong Dee
Edgar Allan Guzman
Martin Escudero


Kim Chiu - Winner
Rhian Ramos
Maja Salvador
Lovi Poe
Erich Gonzales


Enrique Gil - Winner
Elmo Magalona
Paulo Avelino
Rocco Nacino
JM De Guzman


Kathryn Bernardo - Winner
Julia Montes
Bela Padilla
Eula Caballero
Bea Binene


Vice Ganda - Winner
Jose and Wally
Vhong Navarro
Ogie Alcasid
Vic Sotto


Eugene Domingo - Winner
Angelica Panganiban
AiAi Delas Alas
K Brosas


Daniel Padilla - Winner
Diego Loyzaga
Richard Yap
AJ Muhlach
Slater Young


Solenn Heussaff - Winner
Jasmin Curtis-Smith
Yen Santos
Coleen Garcia
Kylie Padilla


Bianca Gonzales - Winner
Toni Gonzaga
Kris Aquino
Pauleen Luna
Pia Guanio


Luis Manzano - Winner
Boy Abunda
Vic Sotto
Willie Revillame
Ryan Agoncillo


Parokya Ni Edgar - Winner
General Luna


Papa Jack - Winner
Mo Twister
King DJ Logan
Sam YG


Nicole Eala - Winner
Grace Lee
Sam Oh
Tracy Abad


The Morning Rush - Winner
Boys Night Out
Good Times With Mo
The Wake Up Show
Sam And Gibb Show


WLS FM 97.1 - Winner
Magic 89.9
RX 93.1
Love Radio 90.7
Mellow 94.7


KimXi - Winner


Unofficially Yours - Winner
Temptation Island
No Other Woman
Praybeyt Benjamin
Babae Sa Septic Tank


Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband - Winner
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes
Shalani Soledad and Roman Romulo
Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff


Kim Chiu and Xian Lim - Winner
Bea Binene and Jhake Vargas
Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson
Julie Ann San Jose and Elmo Magalona
John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin


Xyriel Manabat - Winner
Xaijan Jaranilla
Mona Louise Rey
Yogo Singh


Sunsilk Standout - Shamcey Supsup

Magnum Royalty - Divine Lee

Richard ‘Papa Chen’ Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria Join Vice Ganda on ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’ this Sunday

Richard ‘Papa Chen’ Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria Join Vice Ganda on ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’ this Sunday

Before the much-awaited premiere of their Prime-Tanghali drama series, “Be Careful With My Heart” on Monday, July 9, Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard ‘Papa Chen’ Yap will delight TV viewers this Sunday (July 8) on the trending capital of the Philippines, “Gandang Gabi Vice.”

Discover the funny side of Jodi and Richard as they banter with “GGV” host Vice Ganda. Don’t miss “Gandang Gabi Vice” every Sunday, 9:45pm, before “Sunday’s Best” on ABS-CBN. Meanwhile, get ready to fall in love with Jodi and Richard in “Be Careful With My Heart,” starting this Monday, July 9, before “It’s Showtime” in ABS-CBN’s Prime-Tanghali.

Visit the ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom (SMN) at for the latest updates, photos, videos, interviews, and presscon podcasts. Follow @abscbnpr on Twitter and ‘like’ it on Facebook at

Sarah Geronimo and Judy Ann Santos Reunite in ‘Sarah G. Live’

Sarah Geronimo and Judy Ann Santos Reunite in ‘Sarah G. Live’

Teleserye Queen’ and lead star of upcoming Kapamilya drama series “Against All Odds,” Judy Ann Santos is set to make the continuing month-long birthday celebration of Sarah Geronimo even more special this Sunday (July 8) as she grants the Popstar with a one-on-one interview in “Sarah G. Live!”

Aside from Judy Ann, “Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto” lead stars JM de Guzman and John Prats will also join the fun as John shows his dance moves in an explosive smash-up dance number, while JM proves his hosting skills as Popstar’s guest-co host. Meanwhile, watch out for another remarkable performance as Sarah shares the concert stage with the “Little Big Star” winners Sam Concepcion, Makisig Morales, Rhap Salazar, and Kyle Balili.

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

Don’t miss the continuing month-long birthday celebration of Sarah on the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” Visit the ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom (SMN) at for the latest updates, photos, videos, interviews, and presscon podcasts. Follow @abscbnpr on Twitter and ‘like’ it on Facebook at

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gerald Anderson and Kit Thompson Star in ‘MMK’ Massacre Episode this Saturday

Gerald Anderson and Kit Thompson Star in ‘MMK’ Massacre Episode this Saturday

Drama Prince Gerald Anderson will topbill “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday, July 7, by portraying the role of Jevon, a loving son who seeks justice for his family that was massacred, leaving his father and brother dead while his mother badly injured and siblings in shock.

Will revenge serve its purpose of giving justice to Jevon’s family? Or is forgiveness the key to the start of their family’s healing from the tragedy?

Together with Gerald in the “MMK” episode are Irma Adlawan, Toby Alejar, Yogo Singh, Dindo Arroyo, Yulio Pisk, Carl John Barrameda, Andrei Garcia, Gigi Locsin, Mhyco Aquino, Allyzon Lualhati, and “PBB Teen Edition 4″ ex-housemate, Kit Thompson.

It was researched by Alexandra Mae Martin, written by Benson Logronio, and directed by Nuel Naval. The writer and director of this week’s story are the same with last Saturday’s highly acclaimed ‘Manika’ episode topbilled by Jane Oineza.

Don’t miss the longest running drama anthology in Asia, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), every Saturday night, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like”

Daniel Padilla is MYX Celebrity VJ this July

Daniel Padilla is MYX Celebrity VJ this July

One of the hottest stars of today’s generation, Daniel Padilla, will deliver the latest and hottest in the music scene this month.

Daniel will share the success of his first album, Hinahanap-Hanap Kita that was given a Gold Record Award by Star Records only after ten days of its release. It was reported that for OPM , his album was number one in sales in music stores, Odyssey and Astrovision. According to Daniel, he dedicates this album to Kathryn Bernardo, his co-star in the primetime serye, “Princess and I”. Many believe that aside from Daniel’s talent in acting and singing, he also has his grip on hosting.

Catch the young ladies’ man on “Pop MYX” on July 1 – 7, “Pinoy MYX” on July 8 – 14, “Mellow MYX” on July 15 – 21 and “My MYX” on July 22 – 28. For more updates, log on to

Also, download the MYX Charts iOS from the App Store and install free of charge.

'I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries' Kicks Off Docufest Regional Tour

'I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries' Kicks Off Docufest Regional Tour

In celebration of its 13th year, GMA-7’s flagship documentary program I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries returns to the big screen!

Catch GMA’s finest documentaries in a series of documentary festivals in key cities all around Visayas and Mindanao - a first in the regions.

From a community who risk their lives in search for gold, to the harrowing condition of burn patients in a hospital and to people who live around rail-road tracks facing an imminent demolition … these acclaimed documentaries bring to light important social issues reflecting our society.

This special event proudly kicks off in Queen City of the South - Cebu City on July 8, 2012 in SM Cinema Cebu.

Award-winning documentaries hosted by multi-awarded journalists Howie Severino, Kara David, Jay Taruc, and Sandra Aguinaldo will be screened during this one-day special event.

The first set of screenings featuring some of the program’s best episodes begins at 12 noon at SM City Cinema 7 with Kara David’s “Gintong Putik,” Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Batch 2012,” Jay Taruc’s “Batang Kalabaw,” and Howie Severino’s “Saplot.”

Award-winning I-Witness documentaries should not be missed on the second set of screenings which will start at 4 pm with Kara David’s “Ambulansyang de Paa,” Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Iskul ko No. 1,” Howie Severino’s “Huling Hala Bira!” and Jay Taruc’s “Lapnos.”

To share their experiences and filmmaking techniques with the audience, an open forum and DVD signing with all four hosts will follow after every screening.

The I-Witness Docufest regional tour will also be held in these areas: Iloilo, Davao, Naga, Iligan, Dagupan, and Bacolod. Admission is free.

Eula Valdes is Black Lily in the New Chapter of ‘Walang Hanggan’

Eula Valdes is Black Lily in the New Chapter of ‘Walang Hanggan’

Phenomenal actress Eula Valdes is set to intensify the plot of the undisputed no.1 TV program in the Philippines, “Walang Hanggan” as her mysterious character ‘Black Lily’ enters the show’s newest chapter.

If they think that they’ve finally reached their happy ending, they are wrong. Because when Black Lily arrives, the lives of the Montenegros and Guidotis will never be the same again,” Eula bravely assured the thousands of followers of ABS-CBN’s phenomenal TV drama.

As Black Lily enters the picture, witness the mind-blowing revelations that will surely shock everyone. How is Black Lily connected with Daniel (Coco Martin)? How will she affect the lives of Emily (Dawn Zulueta), Marco (Richard Gomez), Nathan (Paulo Avelino), Katerina (Julia Montes), Lola Henya (Susan Roces) and Doña Margaret (Helen Gamboa)?

Meanwhile, “Walang Hanggan” continues to prove its phenomenal success as it reign not only in the nationwide TV ratings but also in several popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and in the innovative projects launched by the drama series. After its volume 1 reached the platinum record status, “Walang Hanggan” recently released the second volume of its official soundtrack. The licensed “Walang Hanggan Infinity Ring,” being sold by Karat World, also became a certified hit among avid fans. Aside from its unique brands, an addition to “Walang Hanggan’s” unparalleled success is its award-winning cast including Coco who was recently recognized as the Prince of Television by the Box Office Entertainment Awards, and Paulo who was awarded by the 2012 Gawad Urian as the Best Actor.

Plus, starting this Monday, July 9, avid fans can now get the latest scoops and exclusive behind-the-scene footages of their favorite teleserye through “Walang Hanggan TV” by simply logging in to Watch out for the grand launch of “Walang Hanggan” official soundtrack volume 2 this July 15, Sunday, in “ASAP 2012,” to be followed by a mall show in Trinoma.

Don’t miss the explosive revelations of “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log-on to, ‘like’, or follow @walanghanggan_ on Twitter.

Planet Earth, a Groundbreaking Documentary Airs on GMA News TV Beginning this Saturday

Planet Earth, a Groundbreaking Documentary Airs on GMA News TV Beginning this Saturday

With a production budget of 25 million US dollars, shot over 2,000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, BBC’s groundbreaking Planet Earth series celebrates our world as never before.

GMA News TV brings the award-winning series – the biggest the BBC’s Natural History Unit has ever produced — to Philippine audiences this July.

Planet Earth was the first natural history series to be filmed entirely in high definition, providing an unparalleled view of awe-inspiring landscapes from across the globe and incredible footage of the rarely spotted, almost mythical creatures that live in these habitats. The world’s premier wildlife cameramen travelled all over the planet, even to the most far-flung reaches, to put the series together.

Planet Earth explores the world’s greatest rivers and vast deserts, the hottest jungles, the hidden world of caves and caverns and the mightiest mountains – providing a definitive, awe-inspiring look at the diversity of our planet.

Narrated in Filipino by GMA News TV anchor Raffy Tima, the Planet Earth series premieres on GMA News TV Channel 11 this July 7, Saturday at 9:55 PM with the episode entitled “From Pole to Pole”. It is part of the news channel’s continuing advocacy to deliver educational programming to Philippine audiences.

Only 2 Pinoy Films Made it to P100-Million Mark in Mid-2012

Only 2 Pinoy Films Made it to P100-Million Mark in Mid-2012

It is already July but only two local movies made more than P100 million at the box office according to the latest data released by Box Office Mojo website.

The John Lloyd Cruz - Angel Locsin starrer "Unofficially Yours" is still the highest-grossing Filipino movie of the year, taking in an estimated P154.8 million. The said Star Cinema produced movie is also currently ranks No. 2 for the year behind "The Avengers," which has become the all-time top-grossing film in the Philippines raking more than P600 million during its run.

However, "The Amazing Spider-Man," which opened only last Friday, will likely topple "Unofficially Yours" from the No. 2 spot. The superhero reboot grossed an estimated P149 million after only three days in theaters, Box Office Mojo said on Wednesday.

The comedy-horror movie "Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme," starring Eugene Domingo, also made more than P100 million with a three-week take of P116,869,846. This Star Cinema ang Spring Films co-produced movie is currently at No. 8 for the year.

At No. 3 for the year is Viva Films' "Moron 5 and the Crying Lady," earning P63.6 million, followed by Star Cinema's "Born to Love You" with P52 million and Star Cinema's "Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang" with P50.6 million.

Star Cinema's "Every Breath U Take" took an estimated P48.4 million, while Regal Films' "The Mommy Returns" grossed P29.3 million.

The other local films released in the first half are: Star Cinema's "A Mother's Story" and "My Cactus Heart," GMA Films' "Boy Pick-Up: The Movie" and "My Kontrabida Girl" and Cesar Montano's "Hitman."

From January to June this year, only 10 films have crossed the P100-million mark, including international hits like "The Hunger Games," as well as U.S. flops like "Battlefield."

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SM Cinema Releases "Bourne Legacy" Movie Poster Featuring Photo Shot in Manila

SM Cinema Releases "Bourne Legacy" Movie Poster Featuring Photo Shot in Manila

A new poster for the Hollywood spy thriller movie “The Bourne Legacy” was released by SM Cinema on their Facebook account, Thursday, July 5.

The poster featuring the movie's lead star Jeremy Renner is seen standing in a narrow alleyway taken in location at the sidestreet of Sta. Ana district in Manila, Philippines where most part of the movie were shot.

“The Bourne Legacy” which is showing in all SM Cinemas starting this coming August, also stars Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen and Edward Norton.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Erich Gonzales Covers MEG Magazine July 2012 Issue

Erich Gonzales Covers MEG Magazine July 2012 Issue

Erich Gonzales is MEG Magazine featured cover star in its July 2012 issue.

In this issue, Erich talks about her diva reputation and how is it working with Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer in the Star Cinema romantic comedy movie “Suddenly It’s Magic” showing in Manila theaters in October and in Thailand sometime this year.

Other topics inside this issue include “Get More Spend Less,” “Turn Him On (Without Being Naughty),” “Hello, Good Vibes! 15 Ways to Get Instantly Happy!,” “320 Fashion and Beauty Deals” and more!

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

YES! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2012 Launch Photos

YES! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2012 Launch Photos

Philippines' most beautiful stars of this year gather together on July 2 at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Quezon City for the press launch of YES! Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful 2012 issue.

Among those beautiful celebrities who graced the event were Anne Curtis, Jake Cuenca, Dimples Romana, Rocco Nacino, Carl Guevarra, LJ Reyes, Bela Padilla, Bea Binene, Barbie Forteza, Edgar Allan Guzman, Martin Escudero, Martin del Rosario, Lovi Poe, Derick Monasterio, Alice Dixson, Cherry Pie Picache, Jake Vargas, Sam YG and Erich Gonzales.

Click HERE for more PHOTOS

Photos: Allan F. Sancon

GMA's ‘Think Before You Click’ Campaign and Julie Anne San Jose Win 2012 Tatt Awards

GMA's ‘Think Before You Click’ Campaign and Julie Anne San Jose Win 2012 Tatt Awards

GMA News’ “Think Before You Click” campaign brought home the Safe Surfer Award in the recently-concluded 2012 Globe Tatt Awards at the NBC tent in Taguig City.

In a quest to make cyberspace a safer place for netizens, GMA News launched the “Think Before You Click” campaign in 2011. Through the campaign, viewers were encouraged to become more responsible when participating in social media—reminding them of how important it is to always think and consider the consequences of their actions before they hit that post, tweet or enter button.

GMA News is the first mainstream media organization in the Philippines to take a stand against cyber harassment and bullying.

During the event, GMA Vice President for Multi-Media Journalism and GMA News Online Editor-in-Chief Howie Severino once again reminded viewers of the great influence of the Internet and its possible implications. “If we are aware that we have the power to build, create, or destroy and ruin people’s reputation and even lives, then we’re going to be much more responsible on how we use it (Internet),” Severino explains.

Kapuso star Julie Anne San Jose also received a Special Award for being the People’s Choice for Trending Personality.

Now on its second year, the Globe Tatt Awards aims to honor groups and individuals with significant contributions in social media.

Amy Perez, Out! Gelli de Belen, In as New ‘Face to Face’ Host

Amy Perez, Out! Gelli de Belen, In as New ‘Face to Face’ Host

Amy Perez temporarily bids Face to Face goodbye to attend to her delicate pregnancy as advised by her doctors. The mediatrix of Philippine TV’s top-rating morning program personally recommended TV host/actress Gelli de Belen to pinch-hit as the “Pambansang Kapitana” while she attends to her motherly duties.

Amy, 42, admits that she needs to be more cautious when it comes to looking after her and her baby’s welfare. “I’ve come to a point that I feel so blessed because God has given me a great family and career. I just can’t thank Him more for another blessing,” Amy shared. “I pray it’s a girl para ’di na ko outnumbered ng boys sa family,” she said in jest, referring to sons Adi (15) and Sean Kyle (3), and life partner Carlo.

Amy confessed that she personally handpicked Gelli to attend to the serious task of mediating two clashing sides on Face to Face. “Being a referee on the show is no easy task. It requires patience, deep understanding of everyday people, and genuine care to resolve their conflict. I can see and feel that Gelli fits the bill perfectly.”

Gelli mastered the art of hosting when she, along with sister Janice and friend Carmina Villaroel, led a daily talk show for a good nine years. Last year, she returned to her home network TV5 as a presenter for the food magazine program “Gellicious.” She also appeared in the TV series “Nandito Ako” and some episodes of “Untold Stories mula sa Face to Face.” Gelli currently co-hosts Sunday noontime show “Game N’ Go.”

At home, Gelli is a doting mom to her young boys (Joaqui, 12 and Julio, 10) and a dedicated wife to actor-singer husband Ariel Rivera. She advocates women empowerment, assisting battered women in depressed communities. Unknown to many, Gelli is also a “galloner,” a regular blood donor of Philippine Red Cross. She sees the value of donating blood as she shares the rare A-negative blood type with only one percent of the national population. This July, Gelli will take part in the blood-letting activity organized by the Alagang Kapatid Foundation, the charity arm of TV5.

When asked about hosting Face to Face, “Ateng Gelli” said she’s excited to be at the helm. Tiyang Amy will formally hand over the reins to Ateng Gelli in the coming weeks.

Aside from their shared duties, Ateng Gelli and Tiyang Amy will work together in reaching out to communities in Metro Manila via “Soup Kitchen for Kids.” This feeding program will kick-start this July, in partnership with Alagang Kapatid Foundation. Face to Face’s “Payo sa Bayan” will also soon return to barangays to offer free legal, spiritual and psychological advice via the show’s own “Trio Tagapayo.”

Iza Calzado's First Kapamilya Primetime Series ‘Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’ Premieres July 9

Iza Calzado's First Kapamilya Primetime Series ‘Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’ Premieres July 9

ABS-CBN premieres another top-caliber drama about two women whose bond of sisterhood will be challenged when they fall for only one man this Monday, July 9, in “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan.”

Under the direction of blockbuster director and master story teller Wenn Deramas, “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan” marks the first ever teleserye of world-class actress Iza Calzado as a Kapamilya as well as the anticipated television comeback of heiress of drama Andi Eigenmann.

The show also paves the way for the momentous team up of Iza and Andi with two of the most sought after leading men in showbiz— Gabby Concepcion and Jake Cuenca. Follow the story of Andrea (Iza) and Veronica (Andy), two different women brought together by fate. In their childhood years, they will learn to love and care for each other like real sisters. The two are inseparable until unfortunate circumstances will set them apart.

Through time, Andrea grew up to be a patient but determined young lady who will do everything for her loved ones, while Veronica turned out to be possesive with her life. Thus, she will do everything she can in her power to get what she wants, including the man she truly loves.

When their paths meet again after so many years, the bonds of sisterhood they used to share will be put to test as they fall in love with the same man, Rafael (Jake).

As if things weren’t complicated enough as it is, Rafael faces a dilemma of his own as his wealthy dad, Miguel (Gabby), falls for Andrea and even asks her hand in marriage. How will Andrea and Veronica fix their relationship as sisters? Will Andrea let go of Rafael to give way for her little sister Veronica? Will Rafael give Veronica a chance after finding out about his dad’s feelings for Andrea? Can Miguel risk destroying his bond with his very own son for the woman who taught him how to love again?

Also included in the powerhouse cast are veteran actors Jacklyn Jose, Malou De Guzman, Mylene Dizon, Assunta De Rossi, Cris Villanueva, DJ Durano, Mickey Ferriols, and Barbara Perez.

Don’t miss the much-awaited premiere of the grandest primetime drama that will surely pierce your hearts, “Kahit Puso’y Sinugatan,” beginning this Monday, July 9, after “Lorenzo’s Time” in ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Click HERE for ‘Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’ Publicity Photos

Hayden Kho is Doctor No More, License Revoked Permanently

Hayden Kho is Doctor No More, License Revoked Permanently

Not just he lost fame, love and all that glitters, Hayden Kho also lost his medical license for good.

The Court of Appeals (CA) on June 29 released its decision to junk Hayden’s petition to reverse the ruling made by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in 2010 to revoked his privilege to practice medicine due to immorality, dishonorable and unethical conduct related to the case filed against him by Katrina Halili over their controversial sex videos.

The Court of Appeals further dismissed Hayden’s contention that the recording and circulation of the video “was concededly not done in relation to the practice of his medical profession”.

The court said a medical practice “is not a natural right but a privilege bestowed by the State on those who show that they possess, and continue to possess, the qualifications required by the conferment of such privilege.”

Karylle Teaches Kids How to Sing in ‘i-Shine Talent Camp’ this Week

Karylle Teaches Kids How to Sing in ‘i-Shine Talent Camp’ this Week

The beautiful voices of the i-Shiners will be heard on the 3rd episode of the Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp with the guidance and encouragement of guest mentor teacher Karylle.

In the workshop this Saturday, July 7, their ability to carry a tune and perform in front of an audience will be put to the test.

Watch the i-Shiners as they learn the basics of singing through their voice lessons with teacher Karylle. Hear their sweet voices as they learn to sing some of today’s popular songs and see how they were guided and motivated to bring out their best.

Following their workshop is an actual performance. Resident juror Direk Bobot Mortiz and Karylle will decide on whose voice improved the most through the fun and challenging training.

Who will shine in the singing department? Who will be the gleaming i-Shiner of the week? Find out on Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp this Saturday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. only on the home of the true Bida Best Kids, ABS-CBN.

For more information, visit You may also contact Wyeth Careline at 81-WYETH (99384) or the provincial toll-free number 1-800-10-884-2222. You may also visit the official Facebook fan page,

Charice Comes Face to Face with Former ‘Rivals’ in ‘The X Factor Philippines’

Charice Comes Face to Face with Former ‘Rivals’ in ‘The X Factor Philippines’

Charice once again crossed paths with her former rivals in singing contests that she joined in the past. But this time, she is sitting as a judge and the fate of her former rivals partly lied on her hands.

In last Sunday’S “The X Factor Philippines,” Charice’s fellow judges Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, and Pilita Corrales were impressed that the international singing sensation remembered auditionees. Despite being the youngest judge in the show, Charice actively voices out her thoughts and carefully scrutinizes every hopeful so as to pick the ones who will proceed to next round and possibly be the next singing superstar of the country. Charice also continues to make buzz in the online world as more netizens watch what she is going to do in the show.

Last weekend, some hopefuls stole the limelight like 31-year-old stand up comedian Osang. At first glance, audiences would think he would belt out a ballad as she told the judges that he would be singing an emotional song. But to everyone’s surprise, Osang started head banging and singing like real rockstar. All judge-mentors were in awe and were totally blown out by Osang’s performance that all of them gave him a big yes to advance to the next round.

Another auditionee, 18-year-old Heley Vanessa Bayot, gave a tear jerking moment especially for judge Martin who cried while watching her give her own rendition to his song “Kahit Isang Saglit.” The young girl dedicated her soulful and heartfelt performance to her biological father who died because of cancer when she was just three years old. Heley, together with Osang, will now advance to the Boot Camp stage of the competition. Will they be able to survive the next round?

Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN. Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #thexfactorphil.

TV5 Brings Never-Ending Laughs with “Ha-ha-happy Sunday” Program Block

TV5 Brings Never-Ending Laughs with “Ha-ha-happy Sunday” Program Block

TV5 promises to fill Sundays with fun and laughter with its new comedy block. Aptly named “Ha-ha-happy Sunday,” the program line-up promises to reinvent how Filipinos enjoy time at home with the family.

Starting 11:00 a.m., “Ha-ha-happy Sunday” kicks off with spoof comedy show Loko Moko with gags delivered by some of the best comedians and TV5’s young stars. Afterwards, viewers will surely want to grab hold of the prizes in store with Game ‘N Go come 12:00 nn. Pinoys will definitely appreciate the surprises that hosts Joey de Leon, Edu Manzano, Arnell Ignacio, Gelli de Belen, Shalani Soledad-Romulo, Daniel Matsunaga and Monika Sta. Maria have in store. Then at 2:30 p.m., Kapitan Awesome takes the reins as everyone’s favourite unlikely superhero takes on new misadventures. The comedy stars Andrew E., Martin Escudero, and Empoy in the title role.

Only TV5’s “Ha-ha-happy Sunday” makes Sunday viewing enjoyable for the entire family. Its formidable programs are guaranteed to provide the comic relief everyone needs to take on another work week.

Catch Loko Moko at 11:30 a.m., Game ‘N Go at 12:00nn, and Kapitan Awesome at 2:30 p.m. only on TV5.

The Legend Ends in “The Dark Knight Rises”

The Legend Ends in “The Dark Knight Rises”

Batman is the hero Gotham deserves...but not the one it needs right now.”

Those words, spoken by Commissioner Gordon at the end of 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” set in motion a fateful conspiracy that labeled Batman a murderer and Harvey Dent—who died, unbeknownst to the public, as the vengeful Two-Face - a crime-fighting crusader who paid the ultimate price. Predicated on that lie, Gotham City enacted tough new laws that put criminals behind bars or drove them beyond Gotham’s borders.

Now, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures brings to the screen “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Christopher Nolan says, “Our story picks up eight years later, when it seems that Batman and Commissioner Gordon have succeeded—the Dark Knight is no longer needed in Gotham. In that regard, Bruce Wayne has won the battle, but he is traumatized by what happened and doesn’t know how to move on from being the figure of Batman. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ very much deals with the consequences of his and other characters’ actions in the previous films.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring are Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

With “The Dark Knight Rises,” Nolan completes the story arc he commenced with 2005’s “Batman Begins.” He recalls, “We were all very excited to bring this tale full circle; that was our chief inspiration for returning to Gotham. We also felt a tremendous sense of responsibility to fulfill expectations based on the first two movies while giving the audience something they hadn’t seen before. It was a tricky balance.”

The filmmakers and cast were also intent on maintaining a balance between heart-pounding action and intimate emotion. Producer Emma Thomas affirms, “Right from the start, Chris set out to make each of these films something that could not be categorized into any one genre. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has all of the excitement and fun that a big summer movie ought to have. The action is huge, but the story and characters are equally, if not more, important, because it’s hard to care about all the bells and whistles if there isn’t something to engage you in an emotional way.

Producer Charles Roven adds, “We all want to be wowed, but we also want to be invested. Regardless of the scope, Chris has never lost his focus on the story and relationships, which goes back through all of his movies.”

The director also raised the bar for “The Dark Knight Rises” in expanding on his use of IMAX cameras. Nearly half of the movie was shot with the large-format cameras, utilizing ultra resolution 15 perf/65-millimeter film. Nolan states, “We got great results with the IMAX cameras on the last film. I appreciate what it offers from the technical side, but I’m most interested in what it can give me as a storytelling tool. How can it help me pull the audience deeper into this world? IMAX provides the broadest possible canvas, creating the most immersive experience.”

“The Dark Knight Rises” will be presented on 70-millimeter film in 102 IMAX 15/70mm locations worldwide. “Having shot almost half the picture with large-format IMAX film cameras, it is very important to me that we show ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the IMAX film format wherever possible,” Nolan shares. “Audiences everywhere should be assured that every presentation of the film will be of the highest standard—having benefited from the clarity and depth IMAX cameras offer. However, these 102 screens will showcase the original IMAX film photography in its optimum form, and I hope anyone who has an opportunity to experience the film in these theatres will seek it out.”

Nolan concludes, “When you look back on the Dark Knight films, you can see the world we’re living in reflected, but we don’t want to be specific about it. We just come at the stories from the point of view of what concerns us. What gives us fear? What gives us hope? What would require a hero of Batman’s stature to rise up in our world?

Opening across the Philippines on July 19 in IMAX, 2D and regular theaters, “The Dark Knight Rises” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Jennifer Lopez is Shira in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift”

Jennifer Lopez is Shira in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift”

One of the world’s most loved idol, musician and actress Jennifer Lopez joins the fourth outing of the phenomenal hit franchise “Ice Age” headed by its three heroes from different species namely Manny the mammoth, Diego the tiger and Sid the sloth in “Ice Age: Continental Drift

This time, along with Manny’s family and Sid’s grandma, they face a formidable chilling adventure against a group of pirates in the cold seas. With Scrat in the middle of it all subdividing land masses into what we now know as the seven continents, the group’s all-new adventure takes them on a thrilling ride to the far end of the seas.

Jennifer Lopez plays Shira, a beautiful saber tooth pirate who is also a loyal first mate on their ship of pirates headed by a prehistoric orangutan named Captain Gutt (Peter Drinklage). After Diego and Manny capsized Gutt’s ship, Shira gets separated from the pirates and is shocked to discover that Gutt has no real loyalty to her. When Diego appeals to her join his motley crew, she has to make the decision to stick with Gutt or to join Diego, Manny and the herd. Initially battling Diego and his best friends Manny and Sid, Shira finds herself slowly losing her heart to Diego in the midst of their adventure to find home.

But alas! Love Love is never simple, especially for sabre-toothed tigers. Shira is a member of a pirate crew that has taken Diego, Manny and Sid hostage, so Shira and Diego’s initial encounters are as foes who go toe-to-toe – and sabre-to-sabre – against one another. They are equally matched. “Shira is a femme fatale; she’s sharp, fast and intelligent. But they’re more alike one another than either tiger would admit, and from their hostility and attempts at one-upmanship comes a shared point of view and ultimately a relationship,” director Steve Martino shares.

Leary insists it’s about time Diego found someone to share his life with. “It took only four ‘Ice Age’ movies for me to get a love interest. Believe me, when making the first ‘Ice Age’, I didn’t look down the road and think, you know, Diego’s going to get a girlfriend and it’s going to be J-Lo. I would have put that in my contract back then if I thought I could have gotten away with it!

According to Jennifer Lopez, who joins the “Ice Age” family as Shira, Diego and Shira are destined to join forces. “The two characters have a similar backstory,” she explains. “Diego left his pack of sabre-toothed tigers in the first film, and Shira had left hers because she didn’t like the pack mentality. Shira felt like she didn’t belong anywhere until she joined the pirates. Eventually she realizes the pirates are out for themselves, and she must make a choice between staying with them or starting a new life with Diego.” And as we all know, Diego can be very convincing.

Lopez was excited about joining the “Ice Age” team, especially as an empowered figure. “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” is a poignant, fun, exciting and sweet story, and I love playing strong female characters like Shira,” she explains.

The filmmakers were thrilled to get the multi-talented actress-singer-“American Idol” judge onboard. “Playing a character in an animated film is about more than just the actor’s voice,” says producer Lori Forte. “It’s about the attitude, and Jennifer really brings it.” The film also makes use of Lopez’s singing talents, as she joins her fellow pirates (including Peter Dinklage, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari, and Alain Chabat) in a sea shanty, “Master of the Seas,” written by Adam Schlesinger (of Fountains of Wayne); and accompanies Nicki Minaj, Romano, Leary, John Leguizamo and Latifah) in the closing song, “We Are (Theme from Ice Age 4: Continental Drift ),” written by Ester Dean.

But first, some words from J. Lo’s Shira – on filming the latest Ice Age movie and the experience with co-stars of various species.

Q: Great to meet you Shira. You’ve got such a beautiful shiny coat.
Shira: Purr… Thank you very much (licks paws).

Q: You’re new to the Ice Age gang. What did you make of them at first?
Shira: That pack of misfits? A sloth, a mammoth and a sabre-toothed tiger – it’s like the start of a really bad joke. No, I’m just kidding with you. Those guys are the best thing that ever happened to me. They gave me back my freedom… Well, after they locked me in a prison cave that is.

Q: Prison cave? What happened?
Shira: Oh, it’s a long story. Let’s just say I’d fallen in with a bad crowd and had some deep-seated trust issues.

Q: By a bad crowd, do you mean Captain Gutt and his revolting crew of pirates?
Shira: I’d really rather not talk about that phase of my life. It’s in the past now.

Q: We hear you’re quite a warrior princess. Is that true?
Shira: I can hold my own (strokes whiskers). All those years on a pirate ship did at least teach me how to fight. It was survival of the fittest out there, not survival of the friendliest.

Q: Not just a pretty kitty then?
Shira: Hissss! Everyone knows the female of the species is more deadly than the male. So you’d better watch out (growls).

Q: Oh come on, you two are blatantly having some kind of romance. Admit it – you melted his ice-cold heart didn’t you?
Shira: I’ll tell you what. If you can run to the top of that vertical cliff face and back in under 30 seconds, I’ll tell you anything you want.

“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” opens July 12 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Piolo Pascual Baguio Accident Photo

Piolo Pascual Baguio Accident Photo

Piolo Pascual, who is known for living a healthy life by engaging himself in physical activities like sports, had an accident in Baguio last Tuesday, July 3.

Piolo was strolling around Baguio City on his bike when the accident happened. Although he sustained wounds and bruises, the Kapamilya actor is reportedly now in safe and sound condition.

Check out his photo below (hahah! he still managed to smile despite of...):

Btw, what do you think Piolo was holding below?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sam Pinto Admits Using Own Money to Win FHM Sexiest Women 2012 Poll

Sam Pinto Admits Using Own Money to Win FHM Sexiest Women 2012 Poll

Sam Pinto, somehow, loses her credibility as the Philippine's sexiest and ruins reader's trust on FHM sexiest woman sexiest poll that is running for more than a decade now, when she allegedly finds ways to secure the title for two consecutive years in a row.

In her Philstar column today, veteran showbiz columnist-host Lolit Solis reported that Sam, manipulated the poll result when she personally campaign to get more votes for herself. Solis also revealed that Sam even conducted a game where she gives away prizes for those who will vote for her.

Lolit Solis reports:

Narinig ko rin ang balita na disappointed ang supporters ng FHM sa pahayag ni Sam na kinarir niya ang pangangampanya para siya uli ang manalo. Naloka sila sa balita na nagbigay ng premyo si Sam sa mga boboto at bumoto sa kanya.

Ang sabi nila, nawala ang credibility ng FHM sa pagpili ng pinaka-seksing babae sa Pilipinas dahil nanggaling mismo sa bibig ni Sam ang mga ginawa nito para siya ang manalo.

Lumabas ang katotohanan na kahit sino na walang karapatan ay puwedeng maging sexiest woman ng bansa basta may datung siya na gagas­tusin sa text vote.

Dati-rati, inaabangan ng mga mhin ang annual party ng FHM at pagrampa ng mga winner pero this year, hindi sila masyadong excited dahil hindi sila satisfied sa resulta ng botohan.

Hindi pa nila nalilimutan ang walang kabuhay-buhay na pagrampa ni Sam sa FHM party noong nakaraang taon. Bayolente rin ang reaksiyon ng supporters ni Katrina Halili dahil sa sinabi ni Sam na ito ang kauna-unahang babae na itinanghal na sexiest woman sa magkasunod na taon. Napaghahalata raw na masyadong excited si Sam dahil hindi siya nag-research kaya hindi niya alam na si Katrina ang unang sexy star na nanalo bilang sexiest woman sa magkasunod na taon.

Huwag na tayong mag-expect kay Sam nang sobra dahil likas ang pagkakaroon niya ng amnesia. Ni hindi nga niya mabati si Papa Ricky Lo kapag nagkikita sila, kahit maraming beses na siyang nainterbyu ng aking Startalk co-host ’no?!

How stupid can someone be to carelessly flaunt something that is to be kept 'til death? I still hope this rumor is not true. And if yes, I hope Sam could have a better explanation in doing so other than fame and glitter and title. Tsk! Tsk!

Better late than never: Jolina Magdangal Admits Previous Relationship with Marvin Agustin, Reveals Her Other 'Pasts'

Better late than never: Jolina Magdangal Admits Previous Relationship with Marvin Agustin, Reveals Her Other 'Pasts'

During her recent Live Chat session via GMA Network's website, singer-actress and soon-to-be Protege mentor Jolina Magdangal revealed that her long-time "reel life" partner Marvin Agustin came close to becoming her boyfriend.

Jolina didn't escape Marvin-related questions sent online by die-hard fans of the Marvin Agustin - Jolina Magdangal love team, which had its roots in their teenage days.

According to Jolina, among those who were paired with her in past projects, Marvin Agustin was the one who came closest to becoming her boyfriend. Although she clarified that they never became real-life lovers.

Jolina also revealed other male stars who made "paramdam" to her when she was younger. Among them were Victor Neri, Onemig Bondoc and Gio Alvarez.

When Jolina and boyfriend Mark Escueta got married in November 2011, Marvin Agustin - according to Jolina - was invited but he was not able to attend the ceremonies. Jolina until now does not know why Marvin didn't attend her wedding. But if fans of their long-ago-defunct love team are thinking that the reason is because Marvin is still hurting, they are most probably wrong. Marvin and Jolina have long ago moved on from their love team.

Slumbook questions

During the Live Chat, Jolina was also asked several slumbook-type questions, which she eagerly answered. Here are some of those questions (with her answers):

1. Favorite song? "I'm in love with you." This is one of the songs sung during her wedding.

2. Stars she wants to work with in a film/TV project (again)? Vilma Santos, Dolphy, Maricel Soriano and Roderick Paulate (in a dramatic role)

3. If you are given a chance to become a superhero, what kind of power would you choose to have? Gusto ko yung nakakapagbigay or nakakapag-extend ako ng buhay ng isang tao. At kung sakali man gusto kong bigyan ng chance pang mabuhay lalo na yung mga namatay sa aksidente.

4. Most beautiful stars? Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes

5. Favorite Snack Food? Isaw at Fishball

6. Favorite show? Personalan. Gustung-gusto ko kasing pinapanood every episode na hino-host ko kasi gusto kong makita kung paano ko na-hahandle yung buong episode.

7. Favorite Movie? The Notebook

8. Favorite Cartoon Character? Hello Kitty

9. Favorite Place? Memory Lane (her Family's restaurant) in Tagaytay.

10. Unforgettable childhood memory? Noong elementary pa ako. Tinakasan ko yung guard ng school namin kasi gusto ko nang umuwi. Tapos naaalala ko noon nakikinood ako ng TV sa kapit-bahay namin kasi yung TV nila colored samantalang yung sa amin ay black-and-white lang.

Watch Jolina Magdangal on weekday afternoons in "My Daddy Dearest" (5:30pm on GMA-7) and weeknights in "Personalan" (7:30pm on GMA News TV Channel 11). Also, Jolina is one of the mentors in GMA-7's upcoming artist search "Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break" airing this August.

AXN Honors Daniel Dae Kim in a Special Hawaii Five-0 Marathon

AXN Honors Daniel Dae Kim in a Special Hawaii Five-0 Marathon

This July, get ready as AXN brings you a special Hawaii Five-0 marathon in honor of “Dan the Man”, Daniel Dae Kim.

Tune in to AXN at 3:30pm on July 14 and 15 to catch ten thrilling episodes featuring the best of Daniel Dae Kim as HPD’s Chin Ho Kelly.

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand the public's perception of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero and a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently transcended the historical barriers of race and stereotype.

Kim is now busy playing the role of Chin Ho Kelly, a member of an elite group of crime-fighters tasked to handle the investigation of serious crimes in the islands of Hawaii in the hit television series Hawaii Five-0. As a special tribute, AXN’s special marathon will feature such episodes where Kim gets strapped on to hi-tech bombs, drives a van of hazardous chemicals, goes head-to-head with the Yakuza, and putting people to prison – where they really belong.

This never-ending thrill ride will air on July 14 and 15 at 3:30pm with five episodes each from Hawaii Five-0 Seasons 1 and 2, first and exclusively on AXN.

Monumental 3D Animation “Epic” to Bring New Highs in Adventure and Entertainment

Monumental 3D Animation “Epic” to Bring New Highs in Adventure and Entertainment

From the most creative and groundbreaking filmmakers and writers who gave the world wonderful unparalleled hits such as the “Ice Age” series and “Rio” comes “Epic” – the latest animation that will sweep the world off its feet anew based on William Joyce’s “The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs.”

Directed by Chris Wedge who serves as the voice of Scrat in the “Ice Age” series, “Epic” follows a teenager who has been magically transported into an unknown deep forest revealing a hidden world unlike any other in an all new 3D CG action-adventure comedy. “Epic” tells the story of a battle raging all around us between the forces of good, who protect nature, and the forces of evil, who wish to see it destroyed. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and unique characters to save their world…and ours.

Joining in “Epic” is an all-stellar voice cast including Steven Tyler, Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Pitbull, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Sudeckis and Blake Anderson.

Magical action and adventure for all ages opens when “Epic” (in 3D) unfolds in cinemas on May 29, 2013 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in the Philippines.

Watch "epic" trailer here:




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