Saturday, August 11, 2012

Daniel Padilla is Cinema One's Rising Star

Daniel Padilla is Cinema One's Rising Star

Kapamilya heartthrob Daniel Padilla takes the spotlight in Cinema One’s “Rising Star.”

Since his debut as a primetime actor and singer, Daniel’s career has been constantly on the rise. On Cinema One’s Rising Star, the talented actor will share his experiences in the romantic royalty-themed primetime television series, “Princess and I”, his team-up with Kathryn Bernardo and the success of his first album, Hinahanap-Hanap Kita that was given a Gold Record Award only after ten days of its release. The album literally ‘flew off the shelves’ as it sold more than 10,000 copies in less than a week. “It’s always been my dream to have my own album that’s why I am really happy that I was given this opportunity. I am really enjoying this chance not just for me, but for my fans as well,” he said.

Find out more about Daniel’s plans, dreams and aspirations on Cinema One’s Rising Star on August 14, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Cinema One is available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide. Follow Cinema One channel @cinema_one on Twitter and ‘like’ it on Facebook at

Kourtney Kardashian Baby Launches as Magazine Cover Star

Kourtney Kardashian Baby Launches as Magazine Cover Star

Kourtney Kardashian and her newborn baby girl Penelope Scotland Disick appeared, for the first time, on a magazine cover.

Kourtney and baby Penelope together with his big brother Mason are gracing the cover of US Weekly Magazine.

Penelope, who was welcomed into the world on July 8 at a Los Angeles hospital, is the second love child of Kourtney and Scott Disick, Kourtney's boyfriend of 6 years.

Kantar/TNS TV Ratings July 31 - August 8: ABS-CBN Continues to Dominate Daytime and Primetime TV Race

Kantar/TNS TV Ratings July 31 - August 8: ABS-CBN Continues to Dominate Daytime and Primetime TV Race

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs July 31 to August 8, 2012 among Total Philippines (Urban & Rural) households:

July 31, Tuesday
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 22.4%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 15.6%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 15%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 14.9%
Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 14.4%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 13.8%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 13.1%
Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto (ABS-CBN) – 13%
City Hunter Returns (ABS-CBN) – 12.2%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 11.6%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 37.3%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 35.9%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 32.6%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 22.8%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 19.9%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 19.6%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 16.8%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 16.4%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 13%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 12.8%

August 1, Wednesday

Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 21.9%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 16.1%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 16%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 14.5%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 14.3%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 12.1%
Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto (ABS-CBN) – 11.8%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 11.7%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 11.6%
Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 11%

Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 38.7%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 33.5%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 29.6%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 22.4%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 20.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 17.9%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 16.7%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 16%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 13.4%
Kahit Puso’y Masugatan (ABS-CBN) – 11.7%

August 2, Thursday (No Available Data)

August 3, Friday

Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 22.9%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 16.9%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 16.1%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 16%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 14.4%
Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto (ABS-CBN) – 13.1%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 13%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) / Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 12.9%
City Hunter Returns (ABS-CBN) – 11.9%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 11.2%

Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 37.8%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 36.2%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 30.2%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 24.5%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 21%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 17.9%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 17.5%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 16.7%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 15.3%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 11.7%

August 4, Saturday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 20.3%
TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 14.5%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Spirit of the Glass (GMA-7) – 13.1%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 12.9%
Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) – 12.6%
Kapamilya Saturday Blockbusters: Babangluksa (ABS-CBN) – 12.4%
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (ABS-CBN) – 12%
SOCO (ABS-CBN) – 11.3%
The Penguins of Madagascar (ABS-CBN) – 11%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 10.5%

Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 35.6%
Wansapanataym: The Fairy Garden (ABS-CBN) – 30.7%
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 21.8%
Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 21.3%
The X Factor Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 20.7%
Kapuso Movie Night: Mr. Nice Guy (GMA-7) – 19.8%
Wish Ko Lang! Primetime (GMA-7) – 19.2%
Pinoy Adventures (GMA-7) – 14.6%
Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) – 7.7%
Tunay Na Buhay (GMA-7) – 7.1%

August 5, Sunday

Kapamilya Sunday Blockbusters: Friendship (ABS-CBN) – 17.2%
ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 13.9%
Luv U (ABS-CBN) – 12.4%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 11.8%
Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) – 11.1%
Laban ng Lahi: Bagyo Sa Mexico 3 (GMA-7) – 10.3%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 9.9%
Young Justice (GMA-7) / Doraemon Adventures (GMA-7) – 9.8%
Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) – 9%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Too Beautiful To Lie (GMA-7) – 8.8%

Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 26.4%
Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 23.7%
Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) – 20.6%
Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 20.2%
TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 19%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 16.9%
The X Factor Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 16.6%
Ibilib Featuring The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 13.9%
Protégé The Battle For The Big Artista Break (GMA-7) – 13.2%
Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) – 10.8%

August 6, Monday

Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 23.4%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 16.9%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) / Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 15.3%
Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 15.1%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 15%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 13.4%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 13%
City Hunter Returns (ABS-CBN) – 11.9%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 11.8%
Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto (ABS-CBN) – 11.6%

Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 38.6%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 36.3%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 33%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 23.7%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 20%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 18.8%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 17.6%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 17.4%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 12.9%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 12%

August 7, Tuesday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 16.6%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 16.1%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 16%
News Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 15.9%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 15%
Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 14.9%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 14.8%
City Hunter Returns (ABS-CBN) – 13.8%
Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto (ABS-CBN) – 12.9%
GMA Flash Report (GMA-7) – 11.4%

Princess And I (ABS-CBN) / Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 38.8%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 37.1%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) / 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 23.4%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 19.1%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 17.3%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 16.2%
GMA Flash Report (GMA-7) – 15.5%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 12.9%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 10.2%
Kahit Puso’y Masugatan (ABS-CBN) – 9.5%
August 8, Wednesday

Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 20.1%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 14.4%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 14.3%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 14.1%
It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 13.3%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 12.3%
Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 12.1%
Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto (ABS-CBN) – 12%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 11.9%
It Started With A Kiss 2(GMA-7) – 11.5%

Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 35.7%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 34.7%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 32%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 20.8%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 20.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 19.1%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 15.7%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 15.4%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 10.9%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 10.2%

Source: Kantar Media/TNS

AGB TV Ratings August 3-9: 'Walang Hanggan' Slips to 3rd Spot; GMA-7 Shows Now Lead Primetime

AGB TV Ratings August 3-9: 'Walang Hanggan' Slips to 3rd Spot; GMA-7 Shows Now Lead Primetime

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from August 3 to 9, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

August 3, Friday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 27.3%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 21.2%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 20.5%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 19.5%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 18.7%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 15.1%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 14%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 13%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 12%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 11.4%

Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 26.5%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 25.7%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25.4%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 24.9%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 23.5%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) / Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 21.8%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 21%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 19.3%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 18.6%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 15.5%

August 4, Saturday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 32%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Spirit of the Glass (GMA-7) – 14.4%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 13.3%
Together Forever (GMA-7) – 12.1%
Kapamilya Blockbusters: Babangluksa (ABS-CBN) – 12%
Startalk TX (GMA-7) – 11.9%
TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 11.7%
Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) – 11%
Sabado Sineplex: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV5) – 10.5%
Maynila (GMA-7) – 9.9%

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 29.6%
Kapuso Movie Night: Mr. Nice Guy (GMA-7) – 29.3%
Wish Ko Lang! Primetime (GMA-7) –25.8%
MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 22.9%
Pinoy Adventures (GMA-7) – 19.5%
Wansapanataym: The Fairy Garden (ABS-CBN) – 17.6%
The X Factor Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 15.5%
Tunay Na Buhay (GMA-7) – 14.5%
Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 13.3%
Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) – 10.6%

August 5, Sunday

24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 14.8%
H.O.T. TV (GMA-7) – 12.4%
Kapamilya Blockbusters: Friendship (ABS-CBN) / Sunday Sineplex: Transformers (TV5) – 12.2%
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) – 12%
ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 10.9%
Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) – 10.5%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Too Beautiful To Lie (GMA-7) – 10.3%
Doraemon Adventures (GMA-7) – 9.8%
AHA! (GMA-7) / The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 9.2%
Enchanted Garden: The Magic Begins (GMA-7) – 8.6%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 21.3%
Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 20%
Protégé The Battle For The Big Artista Break (GMA-7) – 17.6%
Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 16.7%
The X Factor Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 16.2%
Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 15.3%
Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) – 15.2%
TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) / Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 14.6%
Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7) – 14.2%
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (TV5) – 12.9%
August 6, Monday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 27.1%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 23.1%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 21.8%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 20.1%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 18.8%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 16.4%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 15.4%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 14.1%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 13.1%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 12.4%

24 Oras (GMA-7) – 29.9%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 27.8%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 26.2%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 25.9%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 23.4%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 22.7%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 21.9%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 18.7%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 18.5%
Lie To Me (GMA-7) – 18.1%

August 7, Tuesday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.3%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 19.1%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 18.8%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 18.3%
Unang Hirit (GMA-7) – 18.1%
GMA Flash Report: Hagupit ng Hagabat (GMA-7) – 17.4%
News Patrol: Bagsik ng Habagat (ABS-CBN) – 12.9%
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 11.3%
Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 9.9%
Pintada (ABS-CBN) – 8.9%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 30.2%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 23.3%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) / Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 21.2%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 21.1%
GMA Flash Report: Hagupit ng Hagabat (GMA-7) – 19.1%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 18.9%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 16.2%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 15.1%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 13.2%
Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 12.4%

August 8, Wednesday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 18.9%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 18.5%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 16.4%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 15.3%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 14.7%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 14.1%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 13.6%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 13.3%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 12%
Pokemon (GMA-7) – 11.4%

24 Oras (GMA-7) – 26.2%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 22.6%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 22.1%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 21.6%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20.7%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 20%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 17.8%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 14.7%
Lie To Me (GMA-7) – 14.4%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 13.7%

August 9, Thursday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.5%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 18.1%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 18%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 15.8%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 13.9%
It Started With A Kiss 2 (GMA-7) – 12.9%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.9%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 11.5%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 11.3%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Maginoong Barumbado (GMA-7) – 10.9%

24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25.4%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) / Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 24.2%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 23.3%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 21.4%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 21.3%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 19.9%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 17.9%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 16.6%
Lie To Me (GMA-7) – 16.3%
Saksi (GMA-7) – 12.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Rafael Rosell is Marian Rivera's Next Leading Man as He Transfers to GMA-7

Rafael Rosell is Marian Rivera's Next Leading Man as He Transfers to GMA-7

Sexy actor and former Star Magic talent Rafael Rosell leaves ABS-CBN to become Marian Rivera's next leading man in GMA-7's Pinoy adaptation of popular Koreanovela 'Temptation of Wife.

Rafael was last seen as Denise Laurel love interest in the Kapamilya primetime series 'Dahil sa Pag-ibig' which was topbilled by Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Maricar Reyes and Cristine Reyes.

He is now being managed by Popoy Caritativo, the same person responsible for the huge success of Marian in showbiz.

Life of Pi - Full Trailer

Life of Pi - Full Trailer

From Academy Award Winning director Ang Lee and based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, comes a fantasy adventure film titled 'Life Of Pi', starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Tobey Maguire.

'Life Of Pi' tells the story of a young Indian boy named Pi and his incredible survival at sea in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. A remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D epic adventure, Pi is an emotionally captivating experience that will inspire, touch and transport audiences to a place of discovery that they will never forget.

Life of Pi - Trailer:

Enchong Dee Joins Sarah Geronimo in 'Sarah G Live'

Enchong Dee Joins Sarah Geronimo in 'Sarah G Live'

Popstar Sarah Geronimo will reunite with “ASAP 2012” co-star Enchong Dee this Sunday, August 12, in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!”

Enchong, who is part of much-awaited ultimate barkada movie of the year “The Reunion,” will be Sarah’s special guest co-host.

Also, watch out for the must-see collaboration of Sarah and OPM legend Freddie Aguilar with the band Watawat; and the breathtaking smash up dance number of “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4” love teams Myrtle and Yves, and Ryan and Karen. Meanwhile, laugh out loud with comedians K Brosas, Cacai Bautista, Mahal, and Ate Gay as they join the Popstar on the “SGL” centerstage.

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 trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Julie Anne San Jose Self-Titled Album Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Chart

Julie Anne San Jose Self-Titled Album Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Chart

Just hours after it debuted in the online music store iTunes today, August 10, Julie Anne San Jose‘s self-titled recording album hit the no. 1 spot in the said online multimedia portal, according to an update from GMA Records, the album’s producer.

The downloadable version was made available online a day earlier than the album’s grand launch tomorrow on Party Pilipinas. The compact disc versions, however, will be available in music stores nationwide beginning next weekend.

The 10-track album contains both originals and revivals including the carrier single “I’ll be there.” The music video of the carrier single, which also featured Julie Anne’s onscreen partner Elmo Magalona, was launched last month in Party Pilipinas. It was directed by Party Pilipinas co-director Mark Reyes. It has been viewed on the video sharing site YouTube almost one million times since its upload a day after its TV debut.

“Grabe, sobrang nagulat talaga ako na malaman na no. 1 na yung album sa iTunes. I feel so blessed and I am really thankful to all the fans and supporters who downloaded my album. I hope mapasaya ko kayo sa album ko. Maraming salamat po talaga,” said Julie Anne in an interview before she engaged in a live chat with fans this afternoon via

The launching of Julie Anne’s album coincides with the premiere of her movie with Elmo Magalona, “Just One Summer,” which will hit theaters nationwide beginning Wednesday, August 15. The movie is directed by Mac Alejandre and produced by GMA Films.

For more updates about Julie Anne San Jose’s album, follow GMA Records (@gmarecords) on Twitter. For updates on Just One Summer, follow GMA Network (@gmanetwork) or visit

Xyriel Manabat Teaches Kids the Value of Hygiene in "Wansapanataym"

Xyriel Manabat Teaches Kids the Value of Hygiene in "Wansapanataym"

2012 Yahoo! OMG! Child Star of the Year Xyriel Manabat is going to teach the whole family, especially kids, the importance of maintaining one’s personal hygiene in a special episode of “Wansapanataym” this Saturday, August 11.

In an episode titled ‘Ang Suyod ni Ang Suh-Yod,’ Xyriel will portray the character Suh-Yod, a little girl who has a lot of lice in her hair due to lack of proper hygiene. Because of her messy lifestyle, a group of lice takes her away and brings her to their kingdom. Will she finally learn the importance of cleanliness?

Don’t miss the 2012 Prix Jeunesse International Festival Children’s Jury Prize winner, “Wansapanataym” special this Saturday, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. For more updates log-on to, follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Friday, August 10, 2012

GMA Network Enhances TV Experience with the Most Interactive Media Web Portal in the Philippines

GMA Network Enhances TV Experience with the Most Interactive Media Web Portal in the Philippines

While GMA Network, Inc. continues its dominance in nationwide TV ratings, the media company has also become the frequent hub of millions of Kapuso netizens in the country and all over the world with its comprehensive content and its highly interactive media experience.

GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon says that the media portal perfectly complements the Company's broadcast operations. "Since it was launched eight months ago,, the most comprehensive media portal in the country, has enabled visitors to easily access the latest in news and information, as well as updates on the Company’s digital properties.”

GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., further notes, “Whatever the media platform - traditional, non-traditional or emerging - GMA Network makes sure that it is there to meet the evolving needs of its audience. engages our viewers around the globe with the latest news stories and web-exclusive content, while enabling them to access information about their favorite shows and Kapuso personalities.”

GMA VP for Program Support Regie C. Bautista adds that “Digital platform developments and changes in media consumption in the last few years have made it natural for GMA to deliver content to our online audience through As the Filipino’s Kapuso station, it is important for us to make our communication and content available to our local and international audience as well as provide a venue where our viewers can engage with our brand directly online.

Keeping up-to-date on the Kapuso Network is also made easy. The portal features the live social media feeds from the official accounts of GMA Network shows, artists, and news personalities. A complete directory in the Community site offers a quick look at all official accounts.

Just as the portal brought together GMA Network’s digital properties, visitors to the site can now link their accounts from various social media networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter. This allows a more seamless social media experience where one can simply click, like, and share. Kapuso netizens can react and comment on the various rich media content on the site. They can even share articles, photos, videos that catch their attention.

The interactivity does not end there as Kapuso celebrities take time to reach out to viewers online. Fans from all over can ask questions, or send messages, which the stars enthusiastically reply to. Those who are lucky are even greeted live by the celebrity through the webcam.

Meanwhile, GMA News and Public Affairs empowers ordinary Filipinos to participate in the news-gathering process through YouScoop, the pioneering citizen journalism tool of GMA News Online.

GMA News Online Editor-in-Chief and VP for Multimedia Journalism Howie Severino says that his team aims to move eyeballs from the tube to the web, and vice versa. "There is an inherent link between the two media," Severino notes. "Since television can only contain information that will fit into its limited airtime, our news site plays a perfectly complementary role by providing breadth and depth to the news, as well as interactive content that is one of the unique contributions of the web."

Of course, YouScoop is not for the exclusive use of those in the Philippines. GMA International encourages Filipinos abroad to send online overseas news items through this tool. Several international news items have actually been aired over GMA's TV channels.

GMA International also invites the most in-demand Kapuso stars to go on Skype dates with international subscribers of GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, and Dennis Trillo are among those who have participated in this promotional activity that was a huge hit especially among US-based subscribers.

The one-stop site for all things Kapuso, has the latest on everything Kapuso, with individual sites for GMA Public Affairs, GMA News TV, Radio GMA, Kapuso Foundation, GMA Films, GMA Records, Community, and Corporate.

Always in step with the latest in digital technology, there is no doubt that GMA Network is committed to keep delivering media experience unlike any other.

Nora Aunor, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Artista Academy Students and Other TV5 Stars Unite to Help Flood Victims

Nora Aunor, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Artista Academy Students and Other TV5 Stars Unite to Help Flood Victims

The latest onslaught of torrential rains emphasized how the Filipino spirit is indeed weather-proof. Although Metro Manila and neighboring provinces were left paralyzed by the monsoon, Filipinos from all parts of the country came together in aid of those most in need.

One of the groups organizing comprehensive rescue and relief programs is TV5, through RESCUE5 and the Alagang Kapatid Foundation. Hundreds of thousands of displaced citizens were able to benefit from TV5’s continuous operations. Kapatid stars also took part in various aspects of the network’s efforts to help those affected by the rains.

The Superstar herself, Nora Aunor, helped pack relief goods at the TV5 Broadway office, which is one of the drop-off points for donations coursed through Alagang Kapatid Foundation. Danita Paner and IC Mendoza also joined the relief operations. Ate Guy and other TV5 volunteers headed to the Sta. Lucia covered court in Novaliches to distribute goods to the families taking shelter in the evacuation center.

Artista Academy
host Marvin Agustin also pledged 1,000 cooked meals to be delivered to flood victims. Meanwhile, Wil Time Bigtime host Willie Revillame donated 200 relief goods and cash through his own Wil Foundation. Divine Lee was one of the first celebrities to use Twitter to help in relief and rescue operations, even setting up a mini-call center to handle distress calls and endorsements to RESCUE5. She was co-host of the Philippine version of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

TV5 princess Jasmine Curtis Smith flew all the way from Melbourne to help in the relief efforts of Alagang Kapatid Foundation. Earlier today, Jasmine handled calls at the telethon organized by Good Morning Club with Enchanted Garden star Meg Imperial. Miss World Philippines 2012 runners up Mary Ann Ross Misa and Brenna Cassandra Gamboa also manned the phones. April “Congrats” Gustilo helped pack goods at the NEWS5 Aksyon Center.

The waters may have subsided but the challenge of recovery remains. The Alagang Kapatid Foundation is still accepting volunteers to help repack and transport relief goods to evacuation centers in affected towns and cities. Donations can be brought to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation office at 730 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome in Novaliches. Other drop-off points and volunteer assembly areas are TV5’s Broadway office along Aurora Boulevard and Delta Studios along Quezon Avenue - also in Quezon City. For more information on how to help, log on to

The Superstar Nora Aunor herself joined in the relief efforts held at the TV5 Delta Theater, along with IC Mendoza and Danita Paner.

Mark Neumann of Artista Academy carries a 50kg sack of rice that will be delivered to families displaced by the recent flooding. The photo was taken at the Asian Academy of Television Arts (AATA).

Artista Academy’s Top 16 students help out in the relief efforts for those affected by the monsoon rains.

April “Congratulations” Gustilo helps repack good delivered to TV5 via the Alagang Kapatid Foundation at the NEWS5 Aksyon Center.

Artista Academy students Shaira Mae and Jon Orlando inspect goods set for distribution.

Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 4 Audition Dates and Venues Announced

Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 4 Audition Dates and Venues Announced

ABS-CBN has released the initial schedules for Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 4 audition:

August 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

SM Novaliches
SM Marikina
SM Fairview
SM Rosario, Cavite

August 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

SM San Pablo
SM Valenzuela
SM Sucat
Gumaca Municipal Gymnasium, Quezon

August 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SM Sta. Rosa
SM San Lazaro
SM Lipa
SM Taytay
Central school Gym Bongabon, Nueva Ecija

Bryan Termulo "Hanggang Ngayon" Music Video Released

Bryan Termulo "Hanggang Ngayon" Music Video Released

Bryan Termulo has just released the music video of his latest single “Hanggang Ngayon” off of his second studio album released by BWB Records.

Catch "Hanggang Ngayon" music video and lyrics below:

May pagasa pa ba?
Ang pagibig ko sayo
Tila nilimot na, ang isang katulad ko
Na walang ibang hangad,
Kundi ang tulad mo, hooooooo.....

Puso’y ngangamba, kung babalik ka pa?
Dito sa piling ko, na hindi ko madama
Nasan ka na kaya?
At ako’y nilisan na. Hooooo...

Hanggang ngayon, ikaw parin
Ang hinahanap ng puso’t isipan
Hanggang ngayon walang iba
Sa puso ikaw lamang sinta
Hanggang ngayon...

May pag asa kaya?, na Makita kang muli
At makapiling ka sa bawat sandal
Sana ay marinig ang tangi kong hiling

Hanggang ngayon, ikaw parin
Ang hinahanap ng puso’t isipan
Hanggang ngayon walang iba
Sa puso ikaw lamang sinta
Hanggang ngayon...

Maghihintay at aasa pang muli
Sana ikaw ay magbalik..

Hanggang ngayon, ikaw parin
Ang hinahanap ng puso’t isipan
Hanggang ngayon walang iba
Sa puso ikaw lamang sinta

Hanggang ngayon, ikaw parin
Ang hinahanap ng puso’t isipan
Hanggang ngayon walang iba
Sa puso ikaw lamang sinta
Hanggang ngayon...

ASAP Covers Sam Milby, JM De Guzman, Aiza Seguerra, Paolo Valenciano, Zia Quizon and Yeng Constantino

ASAP Covers Sam Milby, JM De Guzman, Aiza Seguerra, Paolo Valenciano, Zia Quizon and Yeng Constantino

After the successful release of the two male groups ASAP Boyfriends (Daniel Padilla, Khalil Ramos and Enrique Gil) and the ASAP POPables (Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Xian Lim and Rayver Cruz), ASAP 2012 now introduces another group that will surely give you that relaxing and soulful music every Sunday afternoon with the ASAP Covers.

Coming from different ASAP groups including ASAP Sessionistas, ASAP Pinoy Champs, ASAP Acoustic Republic, and BoysRBoys, ASAP brings Aiza Seguerra, Yeng Constantino, Sam Milby, Paolo Valenciano, JM de Guzman and Zia Quizon together to complete the latest ASAP Covers.

Officially launched on the August 5 episode of ASAP 2012, ASAP Covers will offer a perfect mix of songs including pop, ballad, alternative and acoustic that will cater to all viewers of the top-rating afternoon musical variety show of ABS-CBN. With Aiza and Zia they will offer a kind of song that will really touches the hearts of everyone who wanted to have that acoustic and reggae kind of songs, while Yeng and Paolo will offer upbeat songs that will give everyone the fun of enjoying a mix of pop and alternative songs perfect for afternoon show. Lastly Sam and JM will complete the excitement to all the viewers of ASAP 2012 especially the girls as they serenade them with love songs.

Catch Sam Milby, JM De Guzman, Aiza Seguerra, Paolo Valenciano, Zia Quizon and Yeng Constantino now known as the ASAP Covers every Sunday afternoon on ABS-CBN's ASAP 2012.

Know How Your Favorite Stars Help the Flood Victims

Know How Your Favorite Stars Help the Flood Victims

ABS-CBN’s top-rating and trending Saturday entertainment talkshow, “Showbiz Inside Report” features this Saturday, August 11, different touching tales of survival and heroism of some of the country’s biggest showbiz personalities during the recent calamity that once again tested Filipinos’ fighting spirit and incomparable resilience.

In an episode titled, “Hagupit ng Panahon: Stories of Survival and Heroism,” SIR will share the moving rescue operations braved by the men and women of different government units and the relief operations joined by celebrities like Richard Gomez, Anne Curtis, Kathryn Bernardo, John Prats, Sam Milby, and Vice Ganda who chose to hit the flood-striken communities just to share their blessings and to somehow lighten up the hearts of the flood victims.

Don’t miss the country’s no. 1 Saturday showbiz-oriented talkshow, “Showbiz Inside Report,” 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime,” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log-on to, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter, or like the Facebook fanpage

Thursday, August 9, 2012

'Just One Summer' Movie Details and Cast Description

'Just One Summer' Movie Details and Cast Description

From the same production company and director of hit romantic movies 'Let The Love Begin' and 'One True Love' comes another love story, starring one of the country's biggest loveteams - Elmo Magalona and Julie Anne San Jose (otherwise known as JuliElmo) - in the movie that will make you fall in love all over again titled "Just One Summer."


The movie is all about a rich, rebellious boy spends the summer with his father who he has considered long dead and his mistress while waiting for the annulment of his father and his mother's marriage. During his stay with his father during the summer, he meets a poor girl who is his childhood friend and is a scholar of whom her family is depending on however, she is holding in a secret with regards to the true state of her scholarship. The two meet and comfort each other amidst their problems and they fall for each other as time goes on and as they get to
know each other.

Daniel Cuaresma, Jr is a rich boy fresh from highschool. Dahil only son ng isang doktorang may-ari ng isang ospital sa Maynila, pangarap din niyang maging doktor. And he is close to reaching this dream, dahil natanggap siya sa isang med school abroad for college. Handa na ang lahat - his passport, visa, pati tutuluyan sa states. Isa na lang ang problema - ang parental consent. Wala pa kasing pirma ang daddy niya.

His dad has only one condition for Daniel before he signs – he wants his son to spend summer with him. Simple lang kung tutuusin. But not for Daniel. He hates his dad. He has hated him eversince he left their family and went back to the province to take care of his farm. Kaya naman spending time with his dad, during his last summer in the country, is the last thing on his mind. Pero wala siyang magawa. Kailangan niya ang pirma ng ama.

Si Beto naman, ang probinsyanang kababata ni Nyel, ay magka-college na rin. Unlike Nyel, her family doesn’t have all the finances dahil hindi naman sila mayaman. Kaya naman tuwang-tuwa ang tatay niyang si Berting nang malamang magiging scholar ito sa college, dahil makakabawas ng malaki sa gastusin. Ang problema - hindi talaga natanggap sa scholarship si Beto. At hindi niya alam kung paano sasabihin sa ama, kaya naman maghahanap siya ng paraan para makapag-ipon ng pang-tuition on her own. Dahil dito, lalapit siya kay Sir Dan, Sr, para bigyan siya ng trabaho sa farm. Kahit anong trabaho, willing siya, dahil laki naman siya sa farm.

Pero magugulat na lang si Beto dahil ang ibibigay sa kanyang trabaho ni Sir Dan ay ang bantayan ang anak nitong si Nyel, Jr. habang nasa probinsya. At first, matutuwa pa siya dahil long-time crush niya talaga ang kababatang ngayon lang ulit umuwi. Pero habang tumatagal, mahihirapan si Beto dahil masama ang ugali ni Nyel—not because he is really bad, but because he’s acting up, dahil nga galit siya sa ama. Mas ikakabwisit din ng lalaki na pinapabantayan pa siya kay Beto.

Dahil sa constant clash nilang dalawa, pareho silang malalayo sa mga goals nila. Halos ayaw na ni Beto makasama si Nyel. Pero kailangan niya ang trabaho para magkaron ng pang-tuition. Si Nyel naman, dahil sa mga nagagawa kay Beto, ay mapapagalitan pa ni Sir Dan, kaya lalong mapapatagal ang pagpirma sa consent.

But somewhere along the way, magbabago ang lahat. Magkakasundo sina Beto at Nyel…Pero kung kelan naman sila magiging okay, lalabas ang ibang problema. Malalaman ni Berting ang tungkol sa pagsisinungaling ni Beto. Si Nyel naman, magkakaroon ng confrontation with his father, and he soon discovers marami pa siyang hindi alam tungkol sa paghihiwalay ng mga magulang niya.

With everything that’s going on, will this summer still have a happy ending? This is the story of a wounded, teenage boy forced to spend time with the father he so hates…

A father who wants to reconnect with a son who has shut him out of his life…

And a clueless, provincial lass who will make it all a bit easier simply by being inlove and by being loved by the boy…

Their lives changed in...Just One Summer.

Character Description:

Daniel Cuaresma Jr. or Dani/Nyel (Elmo Magalona) - Rich and rebellious. Unhappy, but covers it up by keeping up a cool front. Galing probinsya pero sa Manila na nagbinata. Only child, kaya may pagka-spoiled. Minor but he smokes behind parent’s back, drinks with friends, and had been with a lot of girls. Mad at both parents dahil naghiwalay ang mga ito. Less friction lang with his mom dahil bukod sa dito siya lumaki, less strict din ito kesa sa dad niya. Tanggap na sa isang college abroad, making this summer his last one in the country. Has to endure this summer with his dad, dahil ito ang requirement para pumirma ito sa parental consent na kelangan ng school niya. Called Dan by his manila friends, called Nyel by the province people

Beto (Julie Anne San Jose) - A simple, provincial lass who recently graduated from high school. - matalino, mabait, ,matulungin… basically a good and obedient daughter. - only daughter, raised by her strict but loving dad and her cool lola. May pagka-idealistic when it comes to love. Ultimate wish niya mahanap ang isang tao na willing maghintay sa kanya hanggang ready na siya. Her summers are usually spent helping her father at the farm, and spending time teaching/playing for children at the church choir. Her usual summer is changed when her long-time crush, Nyel, comes home again ater a long time. Achiever naman, pero minsan, pakiramdam niya she is pressured to measure up to her dead mom.

Daniel Cuaresma Jr. (Joel Torre) - Dad of Daniel, Jr (Nyel) and owner of the DC farms - a fair and generous boss; loved, respected and highly regarded by the farm people because he loves and cares for them sincerely as well. Gustong-gusto niyang makasama ang anak bago ito umalis dahil gusto niyang ibalik ang dating closeness nila. Pakiramdam din niya, once na mag-states na si Nyel, lalo lang itong malalayo sa kanya. Hindi niya inakala na ganun pala kalaki ang galit sa kanya ng anak, kaya mahihirapan din siya sa pagsasama nila ni Nyel.

Irene Luna-Cuaresma (Alice Dixon) - Doktora na nanay ni Daniel, Jr. Career-oriented at successful sa field na pinili niya; hinahangaan ng mga kasamahan sa profession. Busy ang schedule dahil sa tawag ng trabaho, kaya halos hindi rin siya ang nagpalaki kay Nyel kundi ang yaya sa bahay. Ganunpaman, she loves her son so much even if she’s not touchy or ver vocal about it. Dahil goal oriented, papayag siya sa kagustuhan ni Dan, Sr na mag-summer si Nyel sa probinsya. In her mind, kung yun ang kailangan para makuha ang pirma para sa consent ni Nyel at sa annulment, then so be it. Gagawin ang dapat gawin para makuha ang resultang gustong makuha. Hindi rin niya alam that this summer would change the way she had always looked at her separation with Daniel.

Juliet (Cherry Pie Picache) - Ang kinakasama ngayon ni Daniel, Sr. Simple lang at laking probinsya din, very loving at understanding kay Sir Dan. Kakilala niya si Irene from years back, dahil sa probinsya rin nag-highschool si Irene bago ito naging successful sa Maynila. Ang totoo, hinahangaan niya si Irene kahit dati pa dahil nga maganda ito, matalino, popular. Para na rin siyang fan ng legal na asawa ni Daniel, Sr. Ninang din siya ni Beto. Hangga’t maari at hangga’t kaya niya, tutulungan niya sina Nyel at Dan na magkaayos, but she can only do so much dahil hindi naman siya totoong parte ng pamilya.

Berting (Buboy Garovillo) - Single dad to Beto. Magsasaka sa farm ni Daniel, Sr. Maaga niyang nabuntis ang asawa kaya pareho silang hindi nakapag-college. Namatay sa panganganak ang kanyang asawa, kaya sila na lang ni Beto ang naiwan. At si Lola Meding, ang nanay ng kanyang asawa. Achiever ang asawa niya noon, at malayo sana ang mararating kung hindi lang namatay kaagad. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit todo bantay siya sa anak na si Beto dahil ayaw niyang maulit kay Beto ang nangyari sa asawa niya. Gusto niyang matupad ni Beto ang mga pangarap niya. Close kay Beto at very vocal sa pagmamahal niya dito. Kaya naman magiging masakit sa kanya ang pagsisinungaling ni Beto tungkol sa scholarship.

Lola Meding (Gloria Romero) - Lola ni Beto; katuwang ni Berting sa pagpapalaki kay Beto. Siya ang tumatayong mother figure sa bahay nina Berting. Sa kanya nakukwento ni Beto ang mga bagay na hindi masabi sa ama, lalo na pag tungkol sa pag-ibig. Hindi siya kunsintidor, pero naiintindihan niya si Beto. Lalo pa at pinagdaanan na niya ito noon nung ma-inlove ang anak niya kay Berting. Kaya naman todo alalay din siya sa apo.


Produced by GMA Films and under the direction of Mac Alejandre, “Just One Summer,” which also stars Benedict Campos, Ken Chan, Lexi Fernandez, Steven Silva, Amazing Betong, Mae Bautista, Sef Cadayona and Sheena Halili, opens in theaters nationwide on August 15, 2012.

Mark Muñoz Manila Visit Postponed Due to Floods

Mark Muñoz Manila Visit Postponed Due to Floods

Champion UFC fighter Mark Muñoz, dubbed as “the Filipino wrecking machine,” was scheduled to visit Manila this weekend for a media tour and series of mixed martial arts workshops.

Due to the harsh weather conditions that have hit Manila this week, Balls Channel, regretfully has decided to postpone Muñoz’s visit to a later date. “Mark is closely monitoring the situation in Manila and understands what needs to be done to help those that have been affected by the flood. Mark looks forward to meeting his Filipino fans in the near future,” says Jojo Neri-Estacio, Balls channel head. A spokesperson from UFC sends this message of support, “Hopes and prayers to Manila residents during this rough weather.”

On his website (, Muñoz posted this statement, “I am sad that the UFC Manila Tour on Aug 12th at MOA has been postponed, but I am more worried about our fellow Pinoys – mga bata, lolos and lolas – in the flood waters. I know Filipinos are a resilient people. We will come out of this a stronger people. We always do…”

For further updates on the new schedule for “The Filipino Wrecking Machine Mark Muñoz,” tune in Balls Channel (Sky Cable channel 34) or log on to

Honey Boo Boo Child Hates Justin Bieber

Honey Boo Boo Child Hates Justin Bieber

Six-year-old pageant star Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo Child) and her family (mom June, dad Sugar Bear, 12-year-old sister Lauryn "Pumpkin," 15-year-old sister Jessica "Chubbs," and 17-year-old pregnant sister Anna "Chickadee") debut on Wednesday in their very own TLC series titled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo".

In her interview with Access Hollywood, Honey Boo Boo reveals some interesting facts about what she likes and not.

Like other kids her age, she likes Sponge Bob.

When asked about Justin Bieber, she exclaimed "No, I hate him!" But later told AC that she loves Taylor Swift and Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and "How to Rock."

"When I grow up I want to be nurse, a doctor, a momma, a teacher, I want to go college, I want to be a hair-styler," she told Access, and then added to her list of possible careers. "I want to work Wal-Mart, I want to work at McDonalds - so I can eat all the chicken nuggets and I want to work at Chick-fil A... I got 10 things to do, 10 jobs!" she also said.

Ann Curry Revealed Why She Was Fired by NBC

Ann Curry Revealed Why She Was Fired by NBC

"Today" former host Ann Curry, who got fired from the show back in July revealed in the August issue of Ladies’ Home Journal the reason for her unexpected shocking exit from the show.

Ann Curry claimed:

One day I wore a multicolored dress and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam. But I chose it because I thought, This will perk up America. I’m encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, ‘I love your shoes!’ So if it makes women happy, I’ll wear them. But I’m still going to be me… I’ve tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn’t gone well with my bosses.

I’ve decided not to buy into the idea that I want to stop aging. My wrinkles connect me to my family, to my ancestors and to my future. This is how my father looked when he was my age. I’ve got cellulite because it runs in my family. I’ve got gray hair because I won’t dye it.

It’s a shame. These days it seems networks are more inclined to hire women who look like beauty queens than women who report like Barbara Walters. A pair of cute flats and few gray hairs are what I consider 'sensible chic."

Bench Welcomes Jessica Sanchez

Bench Welcomes Jessica Sanchez

It’s confirmed!

Jessica Sanchez will be coming to Manila in September. And yes, she officially signed as the newest Bench model/endorser as revealed by famous clothing brand's main man Ben Chan.

The contract, according to Chan, was recently signed when he met with the American Idol runner-up in the US.

The Jessica Bench billboards will be installed around the metropolis either late this month and early next month in time for Jessica’s visit to the Philippines after her amazing finish in the recent American Idol competition won by Phillip Phillips. Jessica and company will be performing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in a concert produced by Renen de Guia’s Ovation Productions.

The 700 Club Asia Salutes Flood Heroes in "Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan" TV Special

The 700 Club Asia Salutes Flood Heroes in "Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan" TV Special

The Filipino spirit is waterproof!

Once more, the Filipino race rises above unending rains and heavy floods! Even in the midst of a super monsoon that forced the nation’s capital to a standstill, the Filipino heart keeps on beating loudly with compassion and cooperation.

That’s why from August 13 to 17, let us join hands in praying and lifting our nation, where everyone is a hero and ready for bayanihan!

The 700 Club Asia brings you Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan, a live TV special that will salute the ordinary Filipino who won’t back down from challenges, pushes the whole nation forward, and firmly plants his faith in God.

You, too, can take part in Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan! Join The 700 Club Asia’s celebrity friends in supporting Operation: Bless Luzon, where we will bring aid, smiles, and hope to flood-stricken communities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

This is your chance to be a hero for others! Catch Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan from August 13 to 17, Monday to Friday, 11 p.m. on GMA News TV and via live webcast on

For updates, visit The 700 Club Asia official fan page

Aga Muhlach to Grace the 14th Philippine Fiesta in the US

Aga Muhlach to Grace the 14th Philippine Fiesta in the US

Kapatid Star Aga Muhlach will visit our kababayans in the East Coast as TV5 International joins the Philippine Fiesta in America on August 18-19, 2012.

Now on its 14th year, the Philippine Fiesta is the longest-running and biggest gathering of Filipino Americans in the area. Just recently, TV5 launched its two international channels, Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International, in California. After the immense success of the West Coast events, TV5 now reaches out to Filipinos living in the East Coast.

The charming Pinoy Explorer host top bills the line-up of special guests who will be at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey for the said event. Other stars include Jessa Zaragoza, Rachel Alejandro, K Brosas and Filipino American actor, Michael Copon. Philippine Fiesta attendees can also enjoy promos, prizes and freebies at the Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International booth.

KapatidTV5 and AksyonTV International are available all over the US via the Dish Network.

'Be Careful with My Heart' Secret for Success Shared by Direk Jeffrey Jeturian

'Be Careful with My Heart' Secret for Success Shared by Direk Jeffrey Jeturian

Top-caliber movie and television director Jeffrey Jeturian shares the key factors for the overwhelming success of the country’s most-watched daytime program and ABS-CBN’s first-ever TV drama series shot on high definition camera, “Be Careful With My Heart.”

Q: Anong masasabi mo sa natatanging ratings success ng “Be Careful With My Heart?” Inasahan n’yo ba ‘yung mangyari?

JJ: The consistent high ratings of the show is really overwhelming. We did not expect that there is a morning audience that big that would propel “Be Careful With My Heart” everyday to the 5th spot of the top overall TV programs nationwide.

Q: Marami ang nakakapansin at pumupuri na kakaibang visual quality ng show, ano ang sikreto nito?

JJ: “Be Careful With My Heart” is the first soap of ABS-CBN that is shot on HD or high-definition camera. That explains the glossy look of the show when people watch it onscreen, plus we shoot the series film-style so it has the feel, look, and ‘magic’ of a movie.

Q: Ano sa palagay nyo kakaibang dulot ng programa sa mga manonood kaya mainit ang pagsuporta nila rito?

JJ: The success of the show can be attributed to a lot of things. First, the soap is effective as a romance comedy. There’s chemistry between Jodi as Maya and Richard as Richard. Jodi is effective as the naive and pure-hearted nanny to the deaf kid of the stern and stone-hearted widower played by Richard. The followers of the soap is looking forward to the day when Maya will be able to melt Richard’s heart .

Second, the story’s simplicity and feel-good tone was able to capture the audience’s fancy. The show doesn’t only leave one feeling romantic everytime, but also with a smile in the heart each time.

Direk Jeffrey co-directs the Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap-starrer with Direk Mervyn Brondial.

“Be Careful With My Heart” airs weekday right before “It's Showtime” on ABS-CBN.

Protege Top 20 Finalists Help Flood Victims

Protege Top Finalists 20 Help Flood Victims

The Top 20 proteges of GMA’s artista search Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break took time outside of their reclusive quarters to receive pledges of financial and material aid intended for residents displaced when several municipalities in Mega Manila and Luzon were inundated as a result of torrential rains in this northern Philippine region.

Nakakatuwa pong makatanggap ng tawag mula sa ibang mga tao na gustong makatulong at gustong magbigay ng donations, lalung-lalo na po yung mga tumatawag mula pa sa abroad, nagbibigay po sila, concerned pa rin po talaga sila. Iba talaga ang Pinoy. Astig!,” shared Mykel Ong, a protege from Batangas. Not all calls that they received were from donors, though. Some calls were from victims and relatives of victims either asking for immediate rescue or relief goods.

Nakakaawa po yung mga tumatawag kasi talagang nase-sense mo yung urgent need nila. Kanina po may tumawag na may isang kaanak daw niya na namatay, mga nauubusan na ng supply ng pagkain, ganun po,” shares Thea Tolentino, protege from Laguna.

Meanwhile, Mindanao protege David John Llanas empathizes with the victims of the flood. He and his family went through the same ordeal when typhoon Sendong hit and inundated Cagayan de Oro City just recently.

Nafi-feel ko po yung nafi-feel nila, kasi napagdaanan ko rin po yung na-e-experience nila ngayon. Na-feel ko rin po yung pain nila, yung sacrifices nila - na kailangan nilang mag-stay sa ibabaw ng bubong at tiisin ang lamig - nakakaawa din po talaga. Meron nga’ng tumawag kagabi na talagang pinipigilan ko ang sarili ko para hindi ako maiyak, nafi-feel ko po yung agony nila,” he recalled.

Another protege representing Mindanao, Ruru Madrid, whose family currently lives in the flood prone Marikina City in Metro Manila is not only worried about the welfare of the victims but also of his own family.

Siyempre po kinakabahan po ako hanggang ngayon, sabi po kasi mas lalakas pa daw po ang ulan ngayon. Pero nagtitiwala naman ako sa Diyos na maaayos po ang lahat,” he said.

Ruru learned last night that his family is safe since their home is located on an elevated portion of the city. Beginning tomorrow, the proteges will be preparing for their first performance night this Sunday during the show’s live gala. This is their second gala night since their presentation to the public last Sunday, August 5.

The gala night will be aired live on Sunday, 8:30pm on GMA-7 and will be hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Carla Abellana.

Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Movie Trailer

Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Movie Trailer

Warner Bros. Has just released the first trailer of its upcoming sports film, “Trouble With The Curve” which stars Clint Eastwood as an aging baseball scout with a failing eye sight who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) with him on a trip to check out a hot prospect.

In the film, Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is an aging baseball scout for the major league team, the Atlanta Braves. Long since widowed and living alone, Gus has embarked on a recruiting trip - maybe his last, considering his age and the changing business - to find a talented young player. He’s joined by his daughter Mickey (Adams), a busy corporate lawyer. The two have maintained a mostly episodic and often strained relationship in the past, which secrets and lies have not helped to mend. As they reconnect and attempt to work out their personal issues, they cross paths and fates with Johnny (Justin Timberlake), an upcoming rival scout, in a season that will be deeply cathartic for all of them.

Opening across the Philippines this September, “Trouble With The Curve” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Sneak Peek: Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga's Haunted House Movie ‘The Conjuring’

Sneak Peek: Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga's Haunted House Movie ‘The Conjuring’

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville.

Based on a true story, New Line Cinema’s “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. “The Conjuring” stars Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Orphan”), Patrick Wilson (“Prometheus”), Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (“Public Enemies”), under the direction of James Wan (“Saw,” “Insidious”).

Joey King (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), Shanley Caswell (“Detention”), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the family’s five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (upcoming “World War Z”) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy.

Wan directs from a script by brothers Chad & Carey W. Hayes (“The Reaping”). The film is produced by Peter Safran, Tony DeRosa-Grund and Rob Cowan, with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers.

Wan reunites behind the scenes with members of his “Insidious” creative team: director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his “Saw” production designer, Julie Berghoff.

“The Conjuring” is a New Line Cinema production and will be distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Miss World 2012 Opening Ceremony Video

Miss World 2012 Opening Ceremony Video

Queenierich Rehman, Philippine's representative to the Miss World 2012 pageant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China is currently one of the Top 5 finalists in the Talent competition where she got a standing ovation for her unbelievable beatboxing performance during the Talent night. Which means, she would have a great chance to become of the pageant's finalist come coronation night.

Meanwhile, watch the Miss World 2012 Opening Ceremony video below:

Julie Anne San Jose Album Out on August 10

Julie Anne San Jose Album Out on August 10

GMA Records announces that Julie Anne San Jose's much-awaited self-titled recording album will be available for downloading at the iTunes Store starting tomorrow, August 10.

To download, simply log on to

The compact disc version of the album will be available beginning next weekend in selected Astroplus and Astrovision outlets in Metro Manila and in provinces in Astroplus and Astrovision outlets a week later.

The 10-track album features the carrier single, "I'll Be There," the music video of which has now reached close to 1 million views on YouTube. The single hit the no. 1 spot in the Pinoy MYX Countdown during the week covering August 4-10, 2012.

For more updates about Julie Anne's album, follow GMA Network (@gmanetwork) and GMA Records (@gmarecords) on Twitter.

Jennifer Lopez Extortion Lawsuit Filed Against Driver

Jennifer Lopez Extortion Lawsuit Filed Against Driver

Jennifer Lopez is giving her former driver a lesson worth $20 million by virtue of an extortion lawsuit she filed against him.

Lopez claims her driver demanded $2.8 million or he’d expose her much-kept secret.

TMZ reports:

Jennifer Lopez has sued her former driver for extortion, claiming he demanded $2.8 million or else he’d tell the media and authorities about secrets he overheard while driving her here and there.

Jennifer’s case is a countersuit to a claim filed by Hakob Manoukian, who claimed he was forced to resign after being publicly berated by JLo’s manager, Benny Medina.

In her countersuit, obtained by TMZ, Lopez alleges Manoukian became drunk with power and wanted to control her entire security team and get more money for doing it. When he was shut down, Jennifer claims he retaliated by threatening to spill confidential information that would be highly embarrassing.

Kristin Cavallari Baby is a Boy Named Camden Jack Cutler

Kristin Cavallari Baby is a Boy Named Camden Jack Cutler

Kristin Cavallari gives birth to a healthy baby boy on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

The 25 year-old reality star and her 29 year-old Chicago Bears Quarterback fiance Jay Cutler named the newborn baby Camden Jack Cutler.

"We are thrilled to welcome Camden Jack Cutler into the world. He was born this morning weighing 7lbs 9oz. Everyone is doing great!" Kristin posted on her Twitter account.

‘The X Factor Philippines’ Now Becomes Philippines' Most-Watched Talent Reality Show

‘The X Factor Philippines’ Now Becomes Philippines' Most-Watched Talent Reality Show

The country’s biggest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” won in national TV ratings over rival network’s newly launched talent-reality shows during the weekend making it the most-watched talent show in the land.

Based on recent urban and rural TV ratings data from Kantar Media, “The X Factor Philippines” scored an average national TV rating of 20.7% last Saturday (August 4) vs TV5’s Artista Academy” only rated at 1.8%. GMA 7’s bet “Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break” also fell short on its viewership and wasn’t able to beat “The X Factor Philippines” (16.6%) during its launch last Sunday (August 5). More Filipinos are definitely glued to the intense competition being served by the hit Kapamilya show especiall after judge-mentor Charice bid goodbye to her first act. Jerrianne Templo, a dive guide from Mandaluyong City, got booted from the competition after judge-mentors Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, and Pilita Corrales favored to save Over 25s Joan Da, who is also at the bottom two together with Jerrianne.

Who among the finalist will standout in this week’s performances? Who will be the next finalist falling off to the bottom 2? Whose judge’s acts will continue and who will end their journey? Don’t miss as the competition heats up in 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 #XFactorPHLive. You can also like its official Facebook page at

One Hot Night at Inside Showbiz’s Stud Party!

One Hot Night at Inside Showbiz’s Stud Party!

Experience a scorching night with the country’s hottest men. This season might be pouring heavy rains, but it doesn’t stop Inside Showbiz from raining men in the metro!

The Inside Showbiz Stud Party is a special treat to all its supporters, bringing readers and fans alike, to an event dominated by some of the country’s hottest men.

On August 16, 2012, at around nine in the evening, these men will bring fantasies to life at Excess Superclub, located along Timog in Quezon City.

Simply present the August 2012 issue of Inside Showbiz or buy a copy at the venue to gain entry.

As an added treat, guests will have the chance to win raffle prizes or join the exciting games for more amazing rewards. Afterwards, some of the Inside Showbiz Hottest Men will grace the event and even walk the ramp for the themed fashion shows. Catch some of the hottest men on this year’s list and you might even get lucky to have your copy personally signed by them!

Turn up the heat these cold rainy nights with a night at the Inside Showbiz Stud Party!

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Zach Galifianakis, The Oddball Candidate in “The Campaign”

Zach Galifianakis, The Oddball Candidate in “The Campaign”

“Hangover” alumnus Zach Galifianakis plays Marty Huggins, the unlikely challenger to Will Ferrell's incumbent Congressman Cam Brady in Warner Bros.' new election-themed comedy “The Campaign.”

In the film, as Cam Brady brazens through an embarrasing sex scandal with his usual flair, the seasoned politico prepares to segue unopposed into his fifth term in office. But this time, to his astonishment, a challenger appears out of nowhere: local tour operator Marty Huggins - a dumpy, soft-spoken, cardigan-wrapped, fanny-pack-wearing oddball with zero political experience.

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. It’s a mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy that takes today’s political circus to its logical next level. Because, even if you believe campaign ethics have hit rock bottom…there’s still room to dig a whole lot deeper.

Marty is a bit of a simpleton,” says Galifianakis. “He runs a tourist office in a town that gets maybe four visitors a year. But he’s very happy with his life, and he’s proud of his town. He’s a little weird, too, in ways that are probably better left unexamined, but you sense that he has a good heart.

Marty may have started out with some good intentions but soon adapts to reveal a talent for treachery that just needed some focus - which his backers are happy to provide. “I’ve followed politics all my life and I’m still amazed by the amount of puppeteering that goes on behind the scenes in the making of a politician, and how the public can be duped by that,” says Galifianakis. “We’re just showing, in a fun and funny way, how the sausage is made.

Director Jay Roach agrees that “Marty is a little off-center. He loves his community, his pugs, and then his wife and kids, probably in that order. What immediately sets him apart from Cam, besides his total lack of polish, is that he genuinely cares. For reasons that have nothing to do with his qualifications, he is suddenly tapped to run for Congress and, because he really wants to make a difference, he accepts. But he clearly has no idea what that involves and, seeing that, you kind of start rooting for him to figure it out and make the most of this great, unexpected opportunity.”

You see what’s going on in the political arena now, watch the election ads, listen to the rhetoric, and it’s a wonder that we could even keep up,” says Galifianakis.

Timed to open as the 2012 American election race is powering into the home stretch, “The Campaign” casts a vote for comedy. “By the time it’s released, I imagine the 2012 campaigns will have amplified and accelerated in very interesting ways,” Roach predicts. “People will either be on the edge of their seats over what’s going to happen next, or more than a little burnt out, and looking for something that lets them laugh about it.

Opening across the Philippines on August 29, “The Campaign” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Jessica Biel Fights for the Resistance in “Total Recall”

Jessica Biel Fights for the Resistance in “Total Recall”

While not an out-and-out adrenalin junkie, Jessica Biel likes a little action in her life. Alongside comedy pieces like “Valentine's Day” and “New Year's Eve,” Biel’s filmography is peppered with physical roles, from the remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” through “Blade: Trinity” to her recent outing in “The A-Team.” And now she’s at it again with a physically enervating role in “Total Recall,” a high-intensity, futuristic action-thriller.

It’s rare being a woman to be able to use your body in the way that we can use our body in these kinds of film,” says Biel. “I don’t do that kind of thing on an everyday basis but I find it really fulfilling to work like that on screen. It’s amazing; you get to learn so much, about different martial arts, or boxing or whatever it is, which is great.

Biel’s latest role is that of a Resistance fighter called Melina in a reboot of “Total Recall.” The new film is drawn from the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”, which also inspired the 1990 “Total Recall” movie, shot by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the leading role; Rachel Ticotin, meanwhile, played the Melina character.

In our movie, Melina’s profession is a bit different,” says Biel, “but then the tone is so different that it is actually quite difficult to compare any of these characters in the two movies. She is really a reinvention of the original character that Rachel had created. She is still a warrior and still a survivor and she is quite ballsy, I guess. In the original she didn’t take any crap from Arnold and I don’t think this character takes any crap either!

The character in this movie plays an integral role in the journey of the main hero, Quaid (Colin Farrell), a seemingly normal guy who’s living an existence that is not quite his own. Len Wiseman, who helmed “Underworld,” “Underworld Evolution” and “Live Free or Die Hard,” directs.

When I heard about Total Recall and read the script it sounded really fun and also very different from the first movie,” explains Biel. “At the time that the first movie was made it was such a feat of computer-generated imagery; it was amazing cutting-edge CGI. Now, to look back at it, it doesn’t necessarily hold up in that way, but the tone and the fun of it is still there.”

Biel says that she and Farrell would on occasion watch scenes from the original. “Sometimes Colin and I would wonder whether we should be making something that’s more fun and light-hearted like that movie, but then I know that we definitely made the right choice [in going a little darker].

Len Wiseman made the right choice by really rebooting the idea, and not trying to copy the first movie with the same tone,” continues the actress, “because that really was a moment, that film at that time, and I don’t think you want to mess with it. It was perfect the way that it was. Our film feels very different and very cool.”

While the film offers an essentially dystopian vision of the future, Biel says that some of the futuristic gadgets are mind-bogglingly fun. “I figure I wouldn’t mind a hover car,” she says of the film’s primary form of transport. “There’s also a really cool gun that Colin uses and when it fires all these crazy legs come out, and you can wrap people up!

She says that were she, like Quaid in the movie, to enter Rekall for a memory implant, she might opt for the life of a CIA operative. “I’ve always been fascinated by detectives and secret agents,” she says, “so maybe I would work on something like a murder unit.”

Biel laughs. “I know that sounds a little bit morbid, but I’m one of those people that is obsessed with [the TV show] 48 Hours. I love that kind of stuff. I’m interested in crime and why people do what they do.”

Hence she loves the intrigue and intricate plotting that ripples through Total Recall. The actress says that she feels as though her character is “the heart of the film.” She adds, “And for Quaid she is that one constant. From the second that he meets her, she’s just truthful and she continues to tell him the truth, even when he doesn’t believe her.”

Quaid starts to question his identity as his story unfolds, realising that his world and his very existence are under siege. He becomes a wanted man, seemingly with no friends. Only the mysterious Melina offers a genuine helping hand.

It is interesting,” Biel adds. “In many ways Melina represents truth and intuition, that little feeling that you have when you meet somebody and you are like, ‘I don’t know why, but I just know you. l feel like I’ve known you for a long time.’ That little voice that’s hard to listen to. The brain is very, very clever and manipulative, and can twist on you, but that intuition that’s there is always the truth, if you can hear it. If you can actually listen.”

Opening across the Philippines on August 22, “Total Recall” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at and join our fan contests.




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