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This Guy’s In Love with U Mare! Full Movie Trailer Released
Blockbuster film producers Star Cinema and Viva Films has released the cinema trailer of the much-awaited comedy movie of the year starring the blockbuster comedy stars Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga titled “This Guy’s In Love with U, Mare!” under the direction of blockbuster director Wenn V. Deramas.
Showing in more than 200 theaters nationwide on October 10, 2012, “This Guy’s In Love with U, Mare!” also stars Carla Martinez, Buboy Garovillo, IC Mendoza, Manuel Chua, DJ Durano, Eagle Riggs, Tessie Tomas, Ricci Chan, Lassie Marquez, Ricky Rivero, Edgar Mortiz and Gladys Reyes.
AGB TV Ratings September 17 - 20: 'Walang Hanggan' and 'Princess & I' Lead Mega Manila Primetime Viewing
AGB TV Ratings September 17 - 20: 'Walang Hanggan' and 'Princess & I' Lead Mega Manila Primetime Viewing
Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from September 17 to 20, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):
September 17, Monday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.5%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 20.8%
Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 15.7%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 15.5%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa (GMA-7) – 15.2%
Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 11.7%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) / Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 11.3%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 11.2%
Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 10%
Kapuso Movie Festival: True Lies (GMA-7) – 9.9%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 26.3%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 25.8%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 25.6%
Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 23.8%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 22.1%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 21.7%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 21.1%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 17.6%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 15.2%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 14.8%
September 18, Tuesday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 22.2%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 21.3%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 17.7%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa (GMA-7) – 17.2%
Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 16.3%
Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 14.5%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 11.7%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 11.6%
Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) / Kapuso Movie Festival: Demolition Man (GMA-7) – 10.4%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 27.9%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 26.9%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 26%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25.2%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 24.4%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 22.1%
Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 21.2%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 19.1%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 18.5%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 15.8%
September 19, Wednesday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 23.1%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 20.9%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 17.7%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa (GMA-7) – 16.4%
Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 16.1%
Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 15.9%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 13.2%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 12.8%
Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 12%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 11.5%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 27.1%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 26.6%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 25.7%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 25%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 24%
Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 23.3%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 22.5%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 20%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 18.5%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 16.4%
September 20, Thursday
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 23.4%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 22.9%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa (GMA-7) – 16.9%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 16%
Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 15.1%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 14.1%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) / Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 14%
Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 13.2%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Under Siege 2 (GMA-7) – 12.7%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 27.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) / Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 26.7%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 25.9%
Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 25.2%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 24.8%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 21.9%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 21.2%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 19.6%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 17.7%
Angel’s Temptation (GMA-7) – 16%
Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.
‘Dolphy Alay Tawa’ Tribute Concert Unites ABS-CBN, GMA-7 and TV5 Big Bosses and Stars (Photos)
A momentous show in honor of the late Comedy King, Dolphy, was held on September 19 at the SM MOA Arena where the brightest stars from ABS-CBN, GMA-7 and TV5 have united to benefit worthy causes.
In Dolphy Alay Tawa, top-notch Filipino artists from the three major networks, GMA7, ABSCBN and TV5 collaborated in this musical tribute to the King of Philippine Comedy. Stars who took centerstage of the Mall of Asia Arena were Sharon Cuneta, Martin Nievera, Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Melai Cantiveros, Angeline Quinto, Janno Gibbs, Gary Valenciano, Kimpee de Leon, Wendell Ramos, Aljur Abrenica, Daniel Matsunaga, Nikki Gil, Rachelle Ann Go, Happy Feet, Jolina Magdangal, Arci Munoz, Mark Herras, Gab Valenciano, Rayver Cruz, Ruby Rodriguez, Ogie Alcasid, the Quizon Brothers among others.
Stars who made an appearance were Maricel Soriano, Marian Rivera, Derek Ramsay, Billy Crawford, Dennis Trillo, Ryan Agoncillo, Raymond Gutierrez, Ruffa Gutierrez, Heart Evangelista, Boy Abunda, Paulo Bediones, Vicky Morales, Roderick Paulate, Karylle, Judy Ann Santos and Nora Aunor. Vic Sotto, Vilma Santos, Manny Pangilinan, Atty. Felipe Gozon and Eugenio Lopez Jr. also paid tribute to Dolphy via a VTR presentation.
Filipino Entertainment legends Ms. Gloria Romero, Mr. Eddie Garcia, Ms. Rosa Rosal, Mr. Eddie Gutierrez, Ms. Daisy Romualdez, and Ms. Susan Roces also made a special appearance to pay special tribute to the late Dolphy.
With its themes and narratives taken from the book “Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-Isa”, authored by Bibeth Orteza who is also the show’s scriptwriter, the concert entertained the audience and commemorated Dolphy as the entertainer, a showbiz icon, a legend and a comedy king.
The Dolphy Alay Tawa was produced by Dolphy Aid Para Sa Pinoy Foundation in cooperation with PLDT, Bench and Pagcor. Concert proceeds will go to various causes sponsored by the Dolphy Aid Para Sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc., such as the Philippine Red Cross, Friends of Hope, Inc., and Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines.
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Online Sensation Kimpoy Feliciano attributes all the breakthrough opportunities coming his way to the love of his Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook friends. He was recently named by Malacanang as one of the country’s Peace Ambassadors.
“It is because of them that I get to do all these things, and for them, I would make sure that I give my 100% to everything that I have been blessed with,” says the New Zealand-based Kimpoy, who is the cover boy of the latest issue of Pinoy Song Mag. “I am inspired because of all the love I have been receiving.”
Kimpoy went home for 12 days to finish a slew of projects prepared for him, which includes his debut album under Universal Records, pictorials, music video shoots, interviews, TV guestings, among others.
He guested in toprating programs like Party Pilipinas, Toda Max, Cge TV, Bubble Gang, Manny Many Prizes, MYX Daily Top 10, Star MYX and was featured in news programs of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA.
The 19-year-old online celebrity admits being a bit overwhelmed with the activities lined-up for him, but said “sobrang na-enjoy ko kasi ang dami-daming naka-suporta sa akin tapos ramdam ko pa pagmamahal ng mga followers ko. Sulit ang lahat ng pagod kasi alam ko na mapapasaya ko mga friends ko.”
His album under Universal Records boasts of an interesting concept that will surely entertain his followers.
“I am really thankful to Universal Records for entrusting this project to me,” adds Kimpoy. “I am blessed. The 12 days when I was in Manila is one of the most memorable times of my life.”
He considers his meet-up with followers as one of the highlights of his trip, where he spent an afternoon with some of his supporters.
“Nakakatuwa kasi pumunta talaga sila dun maski late kami nakapagsabi,” explains Kimpoy. “I am beyond grateful. I hope to be back very soon.”
Kimpoy is being managed by Orion Entertainment. For inquiries and bookings, please call 0916-4140358 or email email@example.com.
Sarah Geronimo, Denise Laurel, Bangs Garcia's Fun-filled ‘Girls Night Out’ This Sunday on Sarah G. Live!
Sarah Geronimo, Denise Laurel, Bangs Garcia's Fun-filled ‘Girls Night Out’ This Sunday on Sarah G. Live!
Sarah Geronimo is all set for a fun-filled ‘Girls Night Out’ this Sunday (September 23) in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!” Together with Sarah in the special episode are ’80s pop and jazz singer Joey Albert and Kapamilya Gold stars Denise Laurel of “Pintada” and Bangs Garcia of “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo.”
Meanwhile, don’t miss Sarah’s exciting adventure as a dance instructor in her ‘Sige Go’ segment; as Kapamilya heartthrob Robi Domingo joins the fun as the Popstar’s guest co-host. 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 www.abs-cbn.com or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) confirmed the network superiority of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) following the release of the results of its network quality tests for the second quarter of this year which showed Smart posting significantly better test results than Globe Telecom.
Globe, however, issued a statement that attempted to turn the results of the NTC’S Quality of Service Benchmarking Test upside down.
According to that test, Smart’s network rated higher in four of the five parameters that had been defined by the NTC in consultation with all three mobile phone operators. These four important parameters where Smart posted better scores are:
1) Drop Call Rate
2) Call Set Up Time
3) Average Signal Quality
4) Average Receive Signal Level
In its statement, however, Globe conveniently downplayed or disregarded these parameters and focused on the “blocked call” parameter, which was the only test that showed better results for Globe. On that basis, Globe said that its “legacy network” was better than that of Smart.
This is the same legacy network that Globe officials have admitted, in several recent occasions, to be congested.
This selective reading of the test results defies arithmetic, and, more importantly, flies in the face of consumer experience.
Globe’s press statement also contains a substantive misinterpretation of the test results in one of the key parameters – the Average Receive Signal Level. Globe said in its statement that: “The final metric is the Average Receive Signal Level with a minimum acceptable range of -85 dBm. Both telcos did not make it to the standard.”
The truth, however, is quite different: Both carriers actually passed the standard. Globe registered a score of -69.83 dBm. But Smart delivered lopsidedly better results: -62.63 dBm. In this parameter, the lower the negative number is, the better the signal. Translated into layman’s terms, what this result means is that Smart’s signal level is up to five times stronger than Globe’s. In terms of customer experience, a stronger signal level means better indoor coverage, resulting in better voice quality, less drop calls, faster and more reliable SMS and higher data speeds.
Though we are encouraged by the NTC test which validates our network superiority, Smart continues to work hard in order to provide our customers superior service. By completing our network transformation in mid-2012, we are now moving on to deliver to our subscribers next generation services such as the Long Term Evolution, or LTE. This is vital because we realize that, in the end, it is the satisfaction and judgment of our customers that really matter.
For three years in a row and eight in the history of UAAP Cheerdance Competition, the University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad won the UAAP Cheerdance Competition title in the competition held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Champion - UP Pep Squad (P340,000 plus trophy and Samsung Galaxy Pocket smartphones)
1st runner-up - FEU Cheering Squad (P200,000 plus trophy)
2nd runner-up - NU Pep Squad (P140,000 plus trophy)
Samsung Group Stunts:
Champion - UP Pep Squad
2nd place - FEU Cheering Squad
3rd place - NU Pep Squad
2012 Samsung Stunner:
Nicolette Erika Ambulo (UP Pep Squad)
Watch their performances HERE.
Cheerleading teams were judged according to dance technique (10 to 20 points), jumps and tumbling (10 to 15), tosses (10 to 15), lifts and stunts (10 to 15), pyramids (10 to 15), choreography and synchronization (six to 10), audibility and clarity (three to five), and audience impact (three to five) for a total of 100 points. A point is deducted from the groups for minor errors, while major errors are penalized five points.
The competition’s judges came from various international bodies such as the Asian Federation of Cheerleading and cheerleading officials from Chinese Taipei, Romania, Indonesia and the United States.
Photo: InterAKTV/Roy Afable
Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo Give TV Viewer a Royal Treat on ASAP 2012
ASAP 2012 is all set to create the headlines this Sunday (September 23) as “Princess and I” lead stars Kathryn Bernardo, Khalil Ramos, and Daniel Padilla treat everyone with a royal surprise.
Aside from the romantic treat of the “Princess and I” stars, watch out also for the special triple celebration for Asian Acoustic Sensation Aiza Seguerra as she celebrates her birthday, 25th anniversary in showbiz, and the kick-off of her ‘Beinte Singko’ concert with the people closest to her heart in the ASAP concertstage.
Non-stop surprises are in store this Sunday for grand return of Divine Diva ZsaZsa Padilla; gold record awarding to the Pinoy rock band Parokya ni Edgar with Gloc 9 and Frank Magalona; and launch of Markki Stroem’s newest album.
Join in the fun in the triple birthday bash of Zia Quizon with Bamboo and Paulo Valenciano; Marcelito Pomoy with the ASAP Pinoy Champs; and Robi Domingo with Kim Chiu, Shaina Magdayao, and Megan Young.
Also watch out for back-to-back showdown of Yeng Constantino and Jed Madela with the “X Factor Philippines” top 5 Allen, KZ, Jeric, Gabriel, and Daddy’s Home.
Meanwhile, witness the greatness of Filipino talent with the new inspiring story to be shared by Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano in ‘With Love, Gary V;’ the ‘X Class’ concert experience of Asiansation Christian Bautista with Martin Nievera and Richard Poon; and the show-stopping performance of ultimate multimedia star Toni Gonzaga.
Travel around the world with the breath-taking Supahdance treat prepared by Gerald Anderson, Cristine Reyes, Maja Salvador, Iza Calzado, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Iya Villania, and Sam Concepcion.
Don’t miss the 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAPChill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial
Posted by JED on Friday, September 21, 2012 , under | comments (0)
‘Be Careful with My Heart Sabado Rewind’ Now Airs for One and a Half Hours
Starting this Saturday (September 22), ABS-CBN’s no.1 daytime program “Be Careful With My Heart Sabado Rewind” will air for one and a half hours, from 10am to 11:30 am, before “It’s Showtime.”
The extended airtime of “Be Careful With My Heart Sabado Rewind” is in response to the clamor of fans who are not able to watch the show on weekdays and those avid viewers who just want to repeat the romantic moments of Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Sir Chief (Richard Yap) over and over again. Don’t miss “Be Careful With My Heart Sabado Rewind” every Saturday, 10am, before “It’s Showtime.”
Meanwhile, continue to fall in love with the new-age fairytale of Maya and Sir Chief in the country’s no.1 daytime program, “Be Careful With My Heart,” weekdays, 10:45am, before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN Primetanghali. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com, follow @becarefulheart on Twitter; and ‘like’ the show’s official Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/becarefulwithmyheartofficial.
Juan Ponce Enrile's Life Documentary Airs on ABS-CBN this Sunday
Why did Juan Ponce Enrile turn against President Ferdinand Marcos? What does he know about the assassination of Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino and the human rights violations during the Martial Law period?
Senate President Enrile will address decades-old controversies and bare his life story to Filipinos for the first time in a special two-hour documentary that will tackle the roles he played in the country’s tumultuous history that will air this Sunday (September 23) on ABS-CBN.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs will go behind the scenes and walk through the corridors of power with Enrile to attempt to answer questions that have been in the public’s consciousness for years.
Get the facts straight from the people who have encountered, worked and clashed with the man who has always been eyed with suspicion and regarded with fear for being the defense minister during the Martial Law regime and for allegedly plotting a coup against the late President Cory Aquino. Despite this, history also saw him as the EDSA Revolution hero who helped oust the Marcos regime 26 years ago and the judicious presiding judge of the Senate impeachment court that convicted Chief Justice Renato Corona drew raves from supporters and critics alike.
At 88, Enrile insists distortions of Philippine history must be corrected before he retires.
What part of history needs to be changed? Who is the real Juan Ponce Enrile? Is a hero or a heel? Don’t miss “Johnny: The Juan Ponce Enrile Story” this Sunday (September 23) in Sunday’s Best after “Gandang Gabi Vice” on ABS-CBN.
80 Thousand Participants Expected to Run, Ride & Roll for the Pasig River on September 30
Over 80,000 participants are expected to show up at the Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC) on September 30 to take part in the “09.30.2012 Run, Ride & Roll for the Pasig River” that will help raise awareness and funds for waterways flowing into the Pasig River.
Different schools, non-government organizations, government agencies, and companies, have pledged support for the advocacy event that features running, cycling, and skateboarding races and will fund the rehabilitation of esteros in Quezon City.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles as ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) will forego cups at water stations positioned along Commonwealth Station to promote environmental awareness and support the Quezon City local government’s mandate to regulate the use of plastic bags in city stores, markets and business establishments.
Lanes that will be used for the race will be closed at 12 m.n. on September 30, while the two outer lanes on both sides of Commonwealth Avenue will remain open to traffic on race day. SM North Edsa and Trinoma, meanwhile, will open their parking lots early for participants with vehicles. The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) will also offer free rides from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. to those who will be presenting their race bibs.
Kapamilya actors Piolo Pascual and Matteo Guidicelli will lead the CEO River Warrior Run, which is closed to the public and is exclusive to business executives who are also donors of KBPIP. Meanwhile, Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Maricar Reyes, and Xian Lim will take part in the 5km Morning Madness Run.
Major categories include the 15K Ride & Roll for cyclists and skateboarders with 4:00 a.m. gunstart; the 15K Commonwealth Challenge Run with 4:10 a.m. gunstart; and the 5K Morning Madness Run with 6:00 a.m. gunstart. There will be only be one starting line for all categories that starts from the QCMC going straight to Commonwealth Avenue then back again to QCMC for the finish.
The move to revive esteros in Quezon City is part of KBPIP’s seven-year rehabilitation program that involves cleaning up all the esteros that drain into the Pasig River in order to thoroughly clean it.
It has organized three successful runs, namely the 2009 Philippine International Marathon: A Run for the Pasig River with an estimated 23,000 participants, the historic 10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River that broke the Guinness World Record for the “most participants in a racing event” with 116,087 runners, and last year’s 11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River was the largest foot race joined by 86,547 runners.
These runs have funded the rehabilitation of Estero de Paco, a 2.9-kilometer tributary of the Pasig River in Manila, and that of Estero de San Miguel and four other esteros behind the Malacañang Palace. These esteros have been beautified and rehabilitated by relocating thousands of families living along the waterways, building linear parks, training of River Warriors or community volunteers who clean and guard the esteros against polluters, and installing active island reactors to bring life back into the estero waters. Streetlights were also put up by the City of Manila along Estero de Paco last July to attract sightseers and make it a model for rehabilitation of other waterways.
The 10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River won a Bronze Anvil and an Award of Excellence at the 45th Anvil Awards given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, while the Estero de Paco clean-up earned an Award of Merit from the 2010 Philippine Quill Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines.
Registration for the 09.30.2012 Run for the Pasig River is ongoing at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, R.O.X, Chris Sports Festival Mall and Chris Sports Glorietta. Registration is until September 29. Aside from the registration, there will also be merchandise available in the SM booths, in which part of the proceeds will also go to the river rehabilitation. For updates on this advocacy run, visit www.runforthepasigriver.com, like www.facebook.com/runforthepasigriver or follow @run4pasigriver on Twitter.
Alex Gonzaga and BB Gandanghari Will Enter Eden in ‘Enchanted Garden’
The excitement continues on TV5’s first eco-fantasya, Enchanted Garden, as the story unveils more plot twists and surprising revelations.
Next week, Michiko (BB Gandanghari) and Aya (Alex Gonzaga) finally enter Eden through a secret portal. In the mortal world, more pests continue to destroy Michiko’s garden - much to the delight of Elaine Malfori (Alice Dixson), who plans to buy the property.
What awaits Michiko and Aya in Eden? Will Aya finally learn about her true identity? What other tricks does Elaine have up her sleeve? Will she succeed in driving Michiko out of the property? Find out what secrets will be uncovered this week on Enchanted Garden, airing Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 p.m. only on TV5.
Brewer Boys Now in Manila for Mall Shows, TV Guestings
With their boy-next-door looks and charming appeal, it is unbelievable that the teen brother’s duo Brewer Boys, composed of Justin (18) and Nathan (15), can perform wide range of songs country to pop to classic rock and even bluegrass.
The Brewer Boys, who look up to the Everly Brothers, can perform mean covers of songs of Johnny Cash, Crosby Stills & Nash, Big & Rich, Journey, Train and even Jason Mraz. They also write some of their music.
This immense musicality and charm made the Brewer Boys enter the elite roster of finalists of the X Factor USA, where they were hailed the top 16th.
“It was fun, stressful, but memorable experience,” exclaims Justin when asked of the X Factor stint. “We will never, ever forget those times and we are thankful that because of that exposure so many doors have opened for us.”
Justin considers being tapped to perform in the Philippines is one of those doors that opened for them.
The Brewer Boys are currently in Manila to perform at three malls, figure in TV guestings, and other engagements.
The duo, sons of Filipina mother Elsa Brewer and American father Tim Brewer, will be performing this Sunday on ABS-CBN’s ASAP.
They are being managed by Media Nation, the same management group behind the careers of Marvin Agustin, Aiza Seguerra, Krizza Neri, David Pomeranz, among others.
When asked about their celebrity crushes, Justin gushed “Julia Montes or Kim Chiu,” while Nathan picked “Yeng Constantino or Kathryn Bernardo.”
Justin and Nathan met these girls when they guest in ASAP the past week.
“We are really looking forward to the projects we are going to do in the Philippines,” says Nathan. “We want to make some good music for Filipinos.”
For inquiries, please call Media Nation at (02) 234-2117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The X Factor Philippines Top 5 Perform Revivals this Saturday
The “X Factor Philippines” top five revive the revivals as they cover songs popularized by famous international or local artists this Saturday (September 22).
Jeric Medina is set to cover a South Border smash, while fellow Boys teammate Gabriel Maturan takes on a Paolo Santos hit. Girls’ Allen Sta Maria and KZ Tandingan, on the other hand, respectively perform tracks from musical TV show “Glee” and Adele, while Daddy’s Home fight for their spot in the finals as the sole flag-bearer of the Groups via a song revived by Side A.
Who will go home and who will continue their course to becoming the next multimedia superstar? Who will make it to the finals? The competition formally enters the first out of two remaining musical battles before the highly-anticipated showdown of the final three in the grand finals slated on October 6 and 7.
Be sure to save your favorites from being in the bottom two by voting for them this Saturday night (September 22). Vote after their performances by texting XFJERIC/GAB/ALLEN/KZ/DAD and send it to 2331 for Globe and Sun subscribers and 231 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text subscribers.
Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, airing every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN. Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and like its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/XFactorPhOfficial.
Posted by JED on Thursday, September 20, 2012 , under | comments (0)
This Guy's Inlove With You Mare Full Trailer - Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga
The full trailer of the much awaited comedy movie event of the year titled "This Guy's Inlove With You Mare" will be finally revealed this Sunday, September 23, on "Gandang Gabi, Vice".
Produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "This Guy's Inlove With You Mare" stars Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano and Vice Ganda. Under the direction of Wenn Deramas.
"Be Careful With My Heart" Album Teaser Video
Catch here the video of Richard "Sir Chief" Yap singing some of the songs included in "Be Careful With My Heart" album.
Released by Star Records, this album contains tracklists such as:
Be Careful With My Heart - Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap
When You Say Nothing At All - Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap
Kaba - Jodi Sta. Maria
Torete - Jodi Sta. Maria
The Way You Look Tonight - Richard Yap
Sorry Na, Pwede Ba? - Richard Yap
I’ll Be There - Aiza Seguerra
(Bonus) Be Careful With My Heart - Juris and Sam Milby
Auditions for TV5 Newest Game Show "The Million Peso Money Drop" Continue on September 23
TV5’s new game show, The Million Peso Money Drop, continues its auditions for pairs up for the show’s challenge. Head to TV5 Broadway in Quezon City early on Sunday, September 23, since registration will only be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM only.
Interested pairs must be aged 18 to 60 years old and physically fit. They must also bring the following:
Two (2) valid IDs
One 2x2 photograph of themselves
An original NBI clearance
Developed by Endemol, "Million Peso Money Drop" is a TV5 franchise of hit American game show which aired on Fox. It is based on the UK series The Million Pound Drop Live where a team of two people with a pre-existing relationship is presented with $1,000,000 in $20 bills, banded in 50 bundles of $20,000 each. The team must risk the entire amount on each of seven multiple-choice questions.
For each question, the contestants choose one of two categories, then indicate which answer they wish to risk their money on by moving the bundles of cash onto a row of trap doors, termed "drops," each of which corresponds to one answer. However, they must always keep at least one drop "clear" with no money on it. In addition, six of the seven questions have a time limit; any money that is not placed on an answer when time runs out will be lost.
Once the money is in place, the trap doors for the incorrect answers are opened, and the cash on them falls out of sight and is lost. The contestants then continue the game using the cash they had placed on the correct answer. They get to keep whatever money is left after the seventh question; if they lose everything before reaching this point, the game ends immediately and they leave with nothing.
Watch the video below to know how to play "The Million Peso Money Drop":
GMA Network is the Official Broadcast Media Partner of Zac Efron Penshoppe Fan Conference 2012
Broadcast giant GMA Network recently inked an agreement with leading publicity firm PR Asia Worldwide to be the official broadcast media partner of PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2012 which will present Zac Efron live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on September 29, 2012.
Followers of the international star can witness the year's biggest Hollywood arrival by accumulating a single-receipt purchase made at selected PENSHOPPE branches and exchanged for SM Tickets until September 23.
For every single receipt purchase worth P800 (general admission), P1,200 (upper box), P2,500 (lower box), P3, 500 (patron) and P5,000 (VIP front seats), customers must request for a FanCon voucher signed by the store manager. Customer must then present the voucher to any SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) branch nationwide in exchange for the actual FanCon ticket. All ticket categories are free seating and may not be transferable and converted to cash.
For complete promo mechanics, visit any Penshoppe stores nationwide. For more details, follow PENSHOPPE’s official Twitter account @PENSHOPPE or like the official Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/penshoppeofficial.Tune in to GMA-7 and GMA News TV Channel 11 for more updates on Zac Efron's first trip to the Philippines.
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Katrina Halili Gives Birth to Baby Girl Named Katrence
Katrina Halili and boyfriend Kris Lawrence welcomed their newborn love child at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.
The proud mom and dad named their 6.6 lbs daughter Katrence Halili Lawrence Cadevida - which obviously coined from their names Katrina and Lawrence.
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JC de Vera Turns into a Vampire for 'Third Eye'
Hunky Kapatid star JC de Vera found a role he can’t wait to sink his teeth into - literally. This week on Third Eye, the former Valiente star takes the role of a ‘mandurugo’. In Philippine folklore, the mandurugo possess the same blood-sucking attributes of a vampire. But unlike your run-of-the-mill vampire, this mandurugo has a deep secret and a haunting story. It’s up to the team led by Eula Cabellero and Lorna Tolentino to uncover that mystery.
Aside from JC’s unique portrayal, fans of the show will also get to see how Cassandra (Eula Caballero) and Lucas’ (Daniel Matsunaga) relationship will grow. Will Lucas’ affection towards Cassandra interfere in their quest to find Cassandra’s missing boyfriend (Victor Silayan)?
Watch out for this new exciting episode of Third Eye, September 23, 9:30 p.m. on TV5.
Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas in “Ruby Sparks”
A once bestselling author who is suffering from writer’s block finds inspiration once again writing about his ideal girl whom he named Ruby Sparks. Paul Dano, whose remarkable performances in “Little Miss Sunshine” and “There Will Be Blood” stars in “Ruby Sparks,” a story that his real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan wrote. The movie is fittingly brought to life by married pair of directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris whose previous feature “Little Miss Sunshine” was nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Picture.
Paul Dano stars as Calvin who finds true love out his work of fiction. Inspired to write about his ideal girl after a long hiatus, Ruby Sparks suddenly comes to life and in Calvin’s apartment, filling every gap of his once solitary existence. But in Calvin’s case, fear is holding him back both in his professional and romantic pursuits. “He’s definitely missing something in his life. There’s an absence. There’s sort of a hole,” notes Dano.
Ruby is custom designed specifically to fit into that hole, but when she shows up in his life she also opens up a whole new world for Calvin, who has long dwelled in the limbo between youth and adulthood, not ready to take the leap. Dano explains, “I think before Calvin can properly love somebody he has to learn to love himself. His relationship with Ruby could be a really beautiful thing but he has to grow up before he can do it right. Calvin is learning that you can’t control life and he’s got to get comfortable with that.”
Once Calvin is convinced that Ruby is not his own wild hallucination but someone everyone can see and hear, he realizes he is going to have to explain her to the people in his world – from his family and friends to his shrink and agent.
Surrounding Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan in these colorful roles are some of Hollywood’s most accomplished and popular actors including Annette Bening as Calvin’s mother Gertrude, Antonio Banderas as Gertrude’s boyfriend, Elliott Gould as Calvin’s psychiatrist, Steve Coogan as his literary rival and Chris Messina as his brother – each of whom were drawn by the story’s mix of comedy, romance and emotions.
Three-time Golden Globe® nominee Banderas and four time Oscar® nominee Bening came aboard to portray Calvin’s New Age mother Gertrude and her bohemian lover Mort – who charm Ruby as much as they irritate and embarrass Calvin with their sexual liberation.
Banderas had a lot of fun with Mort’s cloying charm, and the filmmakers enjoyed watching him dive headlong into the role with no inhibitions. Says producer Yerxa: “Antonio as Mort embodies this kind of overt sexuality and free-form, anti-establishment playfulness. He’s totally effusive and loving and that’s what makes Calvin, who is wound pretty tight, resist him. I can’t wait for the audience to see how Annette and Antonio play off each other.”
Gertrude gave Bening a chance to do something quite different, as producer Albert Berger explains: “The great thing about Annette in this role is we haven’t seen her play this type of woman ever. In many of her roles, she brings both a comic and serious intensity, and extends that in a new direction.”
For Kazan, knowing that Bening would take the role was itself a kind of dream come true. “When I heard she was going to do the movie, I cried, because I knew this was real,” she recalls. “Having her and Antonio together was like a supernova. There was something so connected in them that you feel like these two people could really be a couple.”
“Ruby Sparks” is now showing in Philippine theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
InterAksyon.com Holds Martial Law Exhibit on 40th Anniversary
On September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under Martial Law through Proclamation No. 1081. Thousands of Filipinos were incarcerated during this dark period in the country’s history. On the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, TV5’s online news portal InterAksyon.com will open the Martial Law Museum at UP Diliman’s Palma Hall lobby to the public.
This coming Friday (September 21), InterAksyon editor-in-chief Roby Alampay will lead the unveiling of the exhibit titled “Never Again: Isang Paggunita sa Batas Militar.” When asked about the concept behind the presentation, Alampay shared: “We want to connect the young generation to what happened in the past to give them a direct and personal link to the suffering during the Marcos era.”
Interactive and educational, the Martial Law Museum takes visitors through several stations that include a photo gallery, art installations, musical renditions and digitized sounds of personal accounts of some 10,000 people affected by Martial Law. “This (exhibit) will educate, empower and equip the public to qualify and reject the revisionist campaign which seek to paint the Martial Law years in a completely positive light,” Alampay added.
In the coming days, visitors will be able to listen to the recorded accounts of those who were tortured and imprisoned during the Martial Law era via installed booths within the exhibit. InterAksyon.com encourages the youth to take note of these accounts which will also be made available online via a special microsite (http://www.interaksyon.com/40-years-after-martial-law).
Earlier this month, InterAksyon.com began a special series of multimedia features on those who lived through Martial Law. “In the series, we document and give a voice to those who people who disappeared, were tortured and murdered. We were also able to capture the painful memories of those who suffered during Martial Law. We hope the current generation to never forget that time in our history as our country moves forward,” shared Alampay.
Apart from its on-ground and online campaigns, InterAksyon.com complements its commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law via social media. Those on Twitter can use #NeverForget when sharing their insights about Martial Law and its aftermath. The Martial Law Museum will run from September 21 to 28 at the lobby of Palma Hall at UP Diliman. Those interested to find out more can log on to InterAksyon’s microsite (http://www.interaksyon.com/40-years-after-martial-law).
Steve Carell Seeks a Friend “For The End of the World”
Steve Carell takes audiences on a humorous, moving, and intimate journey against an epic backdrop of Earth’s final days, in Focus Features' critically acclaimed comedy “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”
Set in a too-near future where time at once stands still and is slipping away forever, the film explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near.
“Seeking a Friend” will be shown soon exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt3 and Trinoma).
In the film, a 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth, and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge (Carell); the breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot.
Dodge is a man who has always played by the rules of life, while his neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley) is an extroverted woman who hasn’t. From these opposite perspectives, both initially choose to navigate the impending end of the world with blinders on.
Producer Joy Gorman Wettels says, "The lead role of Dodge is that of a man who, with the world now coming to end, realizes that he regrets his entire life. An insurance salesman by trade, he hasn't taken risks in his existence. He thinks of his long-ago love - and is moved to act on that yearning.
"In order for this to play believably on-screen, Dodge has to be someone that you can see yourself in, or your dad, your brother, your husband. Steve Carell engenders so much goodwill and conveys such warmth; he is an Everyman. People relate to him; he was the only choice for Dodge."
Carell remarks, "I read the script and could not stop thinking about it. It haunted me, to an extent. It was funny, sweet, emotionally intense at times, and a story that I hadn't seen. This is the flip side of `Armageddon,' there's no president with a hot line to the astronauts who are going to blow up the asteroid. `Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is what's happening while all of those things are going on; how ordinary human beings respond, and the choices they make when they know that everything is going to be over in a matter of days.”
The actor honed in on his character straight away, noting, "Initially, Dodge doesn't want to deal with what's happening; he continues to go to his job. But then he decides to come to terms with his impending demise and with the end of the world; he is going to make a pilgrimage, to visit his high-school sweetheart Olivia and try to reconnect with her. He's always idealized her as the love of his life, and before it all ends, he wants to be with her."
"I think this, in a big way, is what our movie is about: people connecting with one another, or attempting to, when faced with something momentous. Your perspective changes," says Carell.
Director Lorene Scafaria compares Carell to "actors who could do comedy with pitch perfect timing but also be subtle and still, like Peter Sellers or Jack Lemmon; Steve can do so much with a look.
"We were ridiculously lucky to have him. When making a movie, he is a collaborative, generous, kindhearted gentleman."
James Bond “Skyfall” Reveals British, U.S. Posters
Marketing materials for the new James Bond film “Skyfall” continue to pour in. Two significantly different versions of posters have been revealed – the British version shows a tuxedo-clad Daniel Craig on his feet, while the US art has the actor shooting on his back.
Daniel Craig returns as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in “Skyfall,” the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. Joining Craig in the cast are Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw and Bérénice Marlohe.
In the film, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows – aided only by field agent, Eve (Harris) – following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
The film is directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and John Logan.
Opening across the Philippines on October 31, “Skyfall” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.columbiapictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.
Jericho Rosales ‘Korona’ Album Out Now
After the success of his gold album “Change,” Kapamilya leading man Jericho Rosales is set to make everyone fall in love again as he launches his newest solo album titled “Korona.”
Released by Star Records, Echo’s new album features two remakes and seven all-original ‘alternative OPM’ songs that Echo wrote including its carrier single “Paboritong Tag-Ulan,” which he wrote with album co-producer Jonathan Manalo. Completing the track list of “Korona” are the soundtrack of the drama series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” which has the same title, another version of “Paboritong Tag-ulan” where he had a duet with OPM singer Julianne, “Kasama Ka,” “Halaga,” “Bumuhos Man ang Ulan,” “Pusong Ligaw;” and the remake of the hit songs “Makita Kang Muli” and “Kamusta Ka Aking Mahal.”
The tracks of “Korona” are available for download on www.mymusicstore.com.ph. For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.
TV5, Radyo Singko Programs Nominated in the 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA)
Several TV5 shows and Radyo Singko programs were named finalists in the upcoming 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA). The recognition comes as the network continues to raise the bar in television and radio programming.
“We are very proud that the CMMA acknowledged our efforts in providing quality television content. As a network, we remain steadfast in our commitment to promote the best of Filipino values and culture through our diverse program line-up,” said Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, TV5 president and CEO. “Part of the network’s thrust has always been to offer glimpses into various aspects of Filipino life. We would like to think the latest salvo of recognitions affirm our dedication to delivering high-quality shows on television and radio,” he added.
The TV5 shows nominated in this year’s awards are: Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines and Alagang Kapatid for Best Public Service Program, Pidol’s Wonderland for Best Children and Youth Program, Pinoy Explorer and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for Best Adult Educational or Cultural Program, Talentadong Pinoy for Best Entertainment Program, and Under Special Investigation (USI) for Best Special Event Coverage and News Magazine. Contenders under Best TV special include TV5’s Bayani, Huling Patak and Ang Katapusan, while De Kalibre bagged a nomination under the Best Talk Show Program category.
For Radyo Singko 92.3 NewsFM, the following programs received CMMA nominations: Oplan Asenso and Chink Positive for Best Business News/Feature Program and Magbago Tayo for Best Educational Program.
Winners of the 34th CMMA will be announced on September 25, Tuesday, at the Star Theatre in Star City, CCP Complex in Pasay City.
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'Ina, Kapatid, Anak' Full Trailer and Official Poster
ABS-CBN has released the official poster and full trailer of the much-awaited biggest primetime teleserye "Ina, Kapatid Anak".
Starring four of the hottest young actors of this generation - Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, Xian Lim and Kim Chiu - "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" premieres on October 8 replacing "Lorenzo's Time".
Also starring Janice De Belen, Ariel Rivera, Ms. Pilar Pilapil, Eddie Gutierrez, Jayson Gainza, Cherry Pie Picache and Ronaldo Valdez. Under the direction of Don Cuaresma and Jojo Saguin.
Ina, Kapatid, Anak - Trailer:
Box Office Results: The Mistress Earns P140 Million in 7 days
Star Cinema latest movie offering “The Mistress” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo is now officially a blockbuster hit after it raked P140-M on its first week of showing.
According to the latest data from the website Box Office Mojo, "The Mistress" earned an estimated P106,273,381 on its first five days of release, from September 12-16. It was the week's highest grossing movie, beating the Hollywood hit "Resident Evil: Retribution," which earned P64,030,053.
Now on its second week, the movie which is John Lloyd and Bea's offering to their fans as they celebrate their 10 years as a love team, is expected to overtake Star Cinema's last year's hit and the second-highest grossing local movie of all time, "No Other Woman," which earned a total box office receipts of P282.5 million during its entire run.
Kris Bernal Will Transform into a Guy for Pinoy Remake of 'Coffee Prince'
Kapuso Network’s Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica charm Filipino viewers once more as they make their grand return on primetime TV via the Pinoy adaptation of the hit Koreanovela, Coffee Prince.
Kris and Aljur’s loveteam headlines the remake of Coffee Prince, which became one of network’s highest-rating Koreanovelas in 2008 and spawned a huge following and fascination among Filipinos.
Both actors are ecstatic on their reunion project on the small screen after having the chance to appear in various programs which catapulted their loveteam into the forefront including Dyesebel, Luna Mystika, All My Life, Sine Novela presents Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? and The Last Prince.
Kris feels very excited to get another opportunity to work with Aljur for this primetime soap. “Siguradong namiss ng viewers yung Alkris tandem sa GMA. Excited kaming dalawa for Coffee Prince dahil first romantic-comedy TV project namin ito in GMA.” She is also thrilled to play her character who pretends to be a guy. “Dapat abangan nila kung gaano kaguwapo si Kris Bernal 'pag naging lalaki.”
Aljur, on the other hand, couldn’t be any happier to reignite his onscreen chemistry with Kris, “Yung pinagsamahan namin walang kapantay at kung ikukumpara sa iba, malaking bagay 'yung Kris Bernal sa buhay ni Aljur. Ganu'n kalalim ang relasyon namin."
Playing equally vital roles are some of today’s biggest names in drama: Tessie Tomas, Leo Martinez, Ronnie Henares, Ces Quesada, and Ms. Celia Rodriguez.
Adding star power to this heartwarming series are including Boy2 Quizon, Steven Silva, Fabio Ide, Sef Cadayona, and Kim Komatsu.
Making Coffee Prince even grander are two of the network’s fresh-faced and fast-rising stars who will add spice to Kris and Aljur’s love story. Introducing in this soap are Max Collins and Benjamin Alves in their very first primetime project.
Coffee Prince is under the helm of acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao.
'Survivor: Philippines' Airs on GMA News TV Starting September 20
GMA News TV is all set to show viewers just how more fun - and challenging! - it is in the Philippines with the much-awaited premiere of Survivor’s 25th season, which was held in the picturesque Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.
Dubbed Survivor: Philippines, this latest season of CBS’ Survivor starts on Thursday, 2 p.m. via satellite from the U.S., on GMA News TV Channel 11.
With Caramoan Islands considered as one of the show’s most treacherous locations yet, plus an intriguing mix of castaways, which includes a couple of celebrities and a number of former castaways, the buzz generated by the newest season of Survivor is unusually high.
Again hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst, Survivor: Philippines will also mark the first time in eight years that the reality show will be composed of three tribes all named after local animals: Kalabaw (Water Buffalo), Tandang (Rooster), and Matsing (Monkey).
All set to outwit, outplay, and outlast one another to become this season’s Sole Survivor are the 18 castaways consisting of ‘80s teen star Lisa Whelchel, retired Major League baseball player Jeff Kent, business student Abi-Maria Gomes, engineering graduate Peter Yurkowski, insurance sales Sarah Dawson, and beauty queens Katie Hanson and Angie Layton.
Also vying to become the show’s newest millionaire winner are computer engineer Artis Silvester, investment banker Roberta Saint-Amour, tire repairman Zane Knight, bartender Malcom Freberg, seminary student Roxanne Morris, track coach Carter Williams, cosmetologist Dana Lambert, and sex therapist Denise Stapley.
Survivor: Philippines will also give three former castaways who were medically evacuated in the previous seasons the chance to finally finish their Survivor journey: writer Jonathan Penner (Survivor: Cook Islands), environmental lawyer Russel Swan (Survivor: Samoa), and professional speaker Michael Skupin (Survivor: Australian Outback).
Prepare to outwit, outplay, and outlast! Survivor: Philippines begins September 20 and airs every Thursday, 2:00 pm, via satellite with a replay every Friday, 10 p.m., on GMA News TV Channel 11.
“Argo” U.S. and International Posters Released
Riding on the wave of successful premieres in Toronto and Telluride film festivals, Warner Bros. has just released two versions of international (outside U.S.) posters for Ben Affleck's gripping thriller “Argo.”
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis - the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is being produced by Academy Award® winner George Clooney (“Syriana”), Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck.”) and Affleck.
On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
“Argo” also stars Oscar® winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and John Goodman (“You Don’t Know Jack”). The main cast also includes Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
Affleck is directing the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from Master in Disguise by Antonio Mendez. David Klawans, Chris Brigham, Graham King, Tim Headington, Chay Carter and Nina Wolarsky are serving as executive producers.
Slated for release in the Philippines in October 17, “Argo” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.