Artista Academy Final 6 Announced

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And the Final 6 of TV5's artista reality competition - Artista Academy - has been revealed.

One week after Vin Abrenica, Akihiro Blanco, Chanel Morales and Sophie Albert entered the Top 4 of the competition, the "Tropang Kick-out" and "Danger 4" performed infront of the judges on Saturday night's Face-off Live Exam with the hope to make it to the competition's Final 6.

And with the combined scores during the live exam and the public's text votes, Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae entered Artista Academy's Honors' List or Final 6.

Who among Vin Abrenica, Akihiro Blanco, Chanel Morales, Sophie Albert, Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae do you think deserve to win the P20-M total combined cash prizes of Artista Academy?

Artista Academy airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and weeknights at 9:00 p.m. on TV5.

Video: Glee Season 4 Episode 3 “Makeover”

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Video: Glee Season 4 Episode 3 “Makeover”




Darren Criss sings “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” 




Chord Overstreet and Heather Morris perform "Celebrity Skin"




Lea Michele Sings “A Change Will Do You Good” with Dean Geyer




Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Colfer and Lea Michele sing "The Way You Look Tonight"




To watch the performance videos of Glee Season 4 Episode 1 “The New Rachel”, click HERE.
To watch the performance videos of Glee Season 4 Episode 2 “Britney 2.0”, click HERE.

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Christina Aguilera "Your Body" Music Video and Lyrics

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Christina Aguilera "Your Body" Music Video and Lyrics



Catch here the official music video + lyrics of Christina Aguilera's newest song “Your Body” from RCA Records.



I came here tonight to get you out of my mind
I’m gonna take what I find (uh oh, yeah...)
So open the box, don’t need no key, I’m unlocked
And I won’t tell you to stop (uh oh, yeah...)
Hey boy

I don’t need to know where you’ve been,
All I need to know is you and no need for talking (hey boy)
So don’t even tell me your name
All I need to know is whose place
And let’s get walking

All I wanna do is love your body
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh
Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh

All I wanna do is love your body
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh
Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh

It’s true what you heard, I am a freak, I’m disturbed
So come on and give me your worst (uh oh, yeah)
We’re moving faster than slow,
If you don’t know where to go,
I’ll finish all from my own (uh oh, yeah)

Hey boy!
I don’t need to know where you’ve been,
All I need to know is you and no need for talking
Hey boy!
So don’t even tell me your name,
All I need to know is whose place,
And let’s get walking...
Say say hey...

All I wanna do is love your body
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh
Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh

All I wanna do is love your body
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh
Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh

I think you already know my name
I think you already know my name

Hey hey, Ha!, Alright, Say

I think you already know my name

All I wanna do is love your body
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh, (say)
Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh

All I wanna do is love your body
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh
(Say, say, hey)
Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it
Oooooh ooooh oooooh oooooooh


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AGB TV Ratings September 25 - 26: 'Be Careful With My Heart' and 'Walang Hanggan' Remain the Top Programs in Mega Manila

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AGB TV Ratings September 25 - 26: 'Be Careful With My Heart' and 'Walang Hanggan' Remain the Top Programs in Mega Manila



Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from September 25 to 26, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

September 25, Tuesday
Daytime:
  1. Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 22%
  2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.7%
  3. Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 16.5%
  4. Faithfully (GMA-7) – 16.3%
  5. Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 16.1%
  6. Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 13%
  7. Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 12.5%
  8. Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 12.3%
  9. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 12.1%
  10. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 11.9%
Primetime:
  1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 26.4%
  2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25.7%
  3. Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 24.6%
  4. One True Love (GMA-7) – 24.4%
  5. Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 24.3%
  6. Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 24%
  7. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 21.1%
  8. Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 20.9%
  9. Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 18.3%
  10. Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 14.7%

September 26, Wednesday
Daytime:
  1. Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 22.2%
  2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.2%
  3. Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 16.9%
  4. Faithfully (GMA-7) – 16.6%
  5. Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 16.5%
  6. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 12.6%
  7. Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 12.5%
  8. Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 12.4%
  9. Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 12.3%
  10. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) – 11.1%

Primetime:
  1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 26%
  2. One True Love (GMA-7) – 25.6%
  3. Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 24.7%
  4. Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 24.1%
  5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 23.8%
  6. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20.8%
  7. Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 20%
  8. Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 18.6%
  9. Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 16.9%
  10. Angel’s Temptation (GMA-7) – 16.1%
Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.



Sarah Geronimo Showdown with BB Gandanghari this Sunday

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Sarah Geronimo Showdown with BB Gandanghari this Sunday



Popstar Sarah Geronimo bonds with Richard “Sir Chief” Yap and the sensational BB Gandanghari this Sunday in Sarah G Live. 


 

Popstar Sarah Geronimo will spread good vibes this Sunday (September 30) as she shares a special duet with “Be Careful With My Heart” lead star Richard ‘Sir Chief’ Yap in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!” Aside from Sir Chief, watch out for Sarah’s breathtaking smash-up dance number with sensational showbiz personality BB Gandanghari. Also, prepare to laugh out loud with the comic showdown of Ate Gay, K Brosas, and Cacai Bautista in ‘Sine Gang Operetta.’ Meanwhile, Kapamilya heartthrob Robi Domingo will also join in 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.comor follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

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Coco Martin's ‘Sta. Niña’ Now Showing in Selected Cinemas Nationwide

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Coco Martin's ‘Sta. Niña’ Now Showing in Selected Cinemas Nationwide


Sta. Niña,” the highly-acclaimed and much-awaited indie comeback film of Gawad Urian’s Natatanging Aktor ng Dekada and ABS-CBN’s “Walang Hanggan” lead star Coco Martin, is now showing in selected cinemas nationwide. The said indie-turned-mainstream masterpiece directed by Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Palo was distributed by Star Cinema.

Graded ‘A’ by the Cinema Evalution Board (CEB), “Sta. Niña” tells a moving story of a 2-year-old daughter of Paulino (Coco) who died and was buried for ten years. But when Paulino unexpectedly dig up the remains of his child, he discovered that she showed no signs of decay and this was perceived by many as a miracle.
Since its initial release during the 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival last July, the film earned nods from the moviegoers. Veteran actors, ordinary viewers, and even countless netizens and bloggers were all praises for the great storyline of the film and the stirring portrayal of Coco and the whole cast.

According to blogger and lawyer Francis Joseph Cruz, “Sta. Niña” has a greater message other than religion and faith. He commented, “There is actually more to the film than to pinpoint the blatant hypocrisies of the self-proclaimed religious. The film is made from a perspective that does not hold judgment towards these beliefs and practices. It finds humanity in the very reason why these beliefs and practices exist and persist. Nothing is more human than survival in a society that is quick to pass guilt and slow to forgive and forget.

Eric Cabahug of InterAksyon.com, meanwhile, applauded the Coco and Direk Manny’s remarkable contribution in making the film ‘beautiful. “For sure the movie succumbs to genre conventions, but director Emmanuel Palo treats all of them with understated confidence, intelligent feeling, and glorious restraint,” he said. “Coco Martin brings his rueful soulfulness to Paulino. It’s a finely nuanced performance that fully and beautifully captures the wounded heart, scrappy wit, and determined spirit of a crusading father, conflicted ex-husband, and dutiful grandson.”

“Sta. Niña” is a hot topic even in several popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It received numerous positive comments on Twitter like:

“@ppagong–Sta. Niña is such a thoughtful film which marries both the concepts of star power of mainstream and indie-style storytelling;” 

@kris_seb Sta. Niña has a very well written script delivered by really good actors and actresses; 

@NizAlanon–Congratulations to the whole production of Sta Nina! I’m so proud that we can make Filipino movies of this caliber.” 

Facebook users were also acclaiming the uniqueness of the film:

“Ummay Mergal Ora: Sulit ang panonood ko! Grabe! Two thumbs up para sa Sta. Niña. Ang galling! Powerful film with powerful actors;” 

“Russ Williams: A truly beautiful film. I enjoyed every frame of it;” and “Angeli Joyce Cunanan: Sobrang ganda ng movie na ito at sulit ang bayad n’yo. Watch ako ulit. Ang galing ng lahat.”

Aside from, also featured in “Sta. Niña” are critically-acclaimed actors including Angel Aquino, Irma Adlawan, Leo Martinez, Nanding Josef, Anita Linda and Alessandra de Rossi.

“Sta. Niña” is still showing in selected cinemas nationwide.

Meanwhile, continue to follow Coco and his character Daniel in the top-rating Primetime Bida drama series in ABS-CBN, “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “Princess and IFor more updates, log-on to http://walanghanggan.abs-cbn.com/, ‘like’ http://facebook.com/abs.walanghanggan, or follow @walanghanggan_ on Twitter.

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Artista Academy Danger 4 Grand Face-off with Tropang Kick-Out for Final 6 Tonight on TV5

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Artista Academy Danger 4 Grand Face-off with Tropang Kick-Out for Final 6 Tonight on TV5 


Artista Academy's Danger 4 consists of Benjo Leoncio, Mark Neumann, Malak So Shidfat Shaira Mae and the Tropang Kick-Out Chris Leonardo, Jon Orlando, Brent Manzano, Marvelous Alejo, Nicole Estrada and Stephanie Rowe will battle it out in tonight's most explosive episode of Artista Academy as it enters its last phase of the competition with the announcement of the Honor's List or the Final 6 who will have the last chance of winning the grand prize of P20-M combined total prizes and become the next lead stars of TV5.

Only two coveted slots to the Final 6 remain since the first four slots were already awarded to the Top 4 students who consistently excelled in their grades and received the highest text votes every week: Akihiro Blanco, Vin Abrenica, Chanel Morales and Sophie Albert.

Who will make the cut to join Aki, Vin, Chanel and Sophie in the Final 6? The answer will be revealed tonight, following the most intense showdown of talent between Artista Academy's Danger 4 and Tropang Kick-Out.

Artista Academy airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and weeknights at 9:00 p.m. on TV5.

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Julia Montes Covers Cosmopolitan Magazine October 2012 Issue

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Julia Montes Covers Cosmopolitan Magazine October 2012 Issue


"Walang Hanggan" lead female star Julia Montes is indeed blooming on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine October 2012 issue.

Aside from Julia who will reveal her secrets on survival, strength and success, this issue also features interesting topics like "19 Relationship Do's and Don'ts You Need to Read Now," "Secrets to Guaranteed Orgasms," "Girls' Ways to Save Up for Dream Car, Condo, Vacation and Wedding" and many more!

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

GMA-7 Shelves Dingdong Dantes' Primetime Series "Haram"

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GMA-7 Shelves Dingdong Dantes' Primetime Series "Haram"


GMA-7 management has decided to put on hold the production of its upcoming primetime serye "Haram" starring Dingdong Dantes and Kylie Padilla.

Read below statement from GMA-7:

Haram is a story about the love of Luis (Dingdong Dantes) a soldier who is of Christian faith for a Muslim girl, Nadi (Kylie Padilla).

Eventually, the soldier will find out that this love is "haram" (forbidden); this is the reason why Nadi's family is strictly against their friendship-much more their union.

But because Luis's love is true, he wants to prove that he only has good intentions for Nadi. This pushes him to convert to Islam, so that his love for Nadi would no longer be forbidden.

This is the story of Haram.

A story, not just of a unique kind of love, but alsoabout a Muslim family (Nadi's) and how they endeavor and strive to raise their children to be fitting and acceptable for Allah.

It is the show's intention to make the viewers understand why a relationship between a Muslim girl and a man from outside Islam is forbidden, a doctrine which is also present in other religious beliefs.

At the same time, the show aims to present the beautiful side and the dynamics of the Muslim family life in our contemporary times, and the dynamics of religious and cultural pluralism,with the desire to promote better understanding and mutual respect among people of various faith traditions.

But because of the current tense atmosphere all over the world and in solidarity and in respect to the entire Muslim Community, GMA 7 has decidedit is best to shelve Haram for now."

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Sen. Chiz Escudero Talks About Relationship with Heart Evangelista and His Political Plans

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Amid the controversial talks about the upcoming 2013 elections, Senator Francis 'Chiz' Escudero will bravely take the hot seat in "The Bottomline With Boy Abunda" this Saturday (September 29) to answer all the issues that the public are throwing at him.

What is the real status of his relationship with actress Heart Evangelista? Is there any truth in the rumors that he is going to join the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party which is lead by former President Joseph Estrada and incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay? In the next presidential elections, does Sen. Escudero have any plans to run as Vice President for Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Mar Roxas?

Don't miss the 'Ani ng Dangal 2012′ awardee "The Bottomline with Boy Abunda" this Saturday, 11:30 pm, after "Banana Split" on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


'Busong (Palawan Fate)' Wins Grand Prize at National Geographic All Roads Film Festival 2012

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'Busong (Palawan Fate)' Wins Grand Prize at National Geographic All Roads Film Festival 2012


Iindie film "Busong" (Palawan Fate), which according to its director Auraeus Solito, was inspired by stories that his mother told him about the indigenous Palawanon concept of fate or instant karma, won the grand prize at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival in Washington DC on Thursday, September 27.

Starring Alessandra de Rossi who plays as Punay - a woman born with wounds on her feet and cannot step on the earth. Her brother, Angkarang, carries her through a hammock, as he searches the changing landscape of Palawan in hopes of finding a healer who can cure Punay. Different people help him carry his sister along the way - a woman looking for her husband, a fisherman who lost his boat, and a young man who is searching for himself - and each one meets their fate.

According to Solit, “Busong” tackles the three major issues in Palawan: illegal logging, mining and dynamite fishing.


Watch “Busong” trailer below:



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Yam Concepcion Covers FHM Magazine October 2012 Issue

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Yam Concepcion Covers FHM Magazine October 2012 Issue


Yam Concepcion - the future headliner of Viva Entertainment's sexy flicks is being launched in a big way - via a debut appearance on the cover of men's magazine FHM for the month of October 2012.

A relative newbie to showbiz, Yam, a drummer for a grunge band called Ursa Minor, is being groomed by the talent management arm of Viva Entertainment to headline its upcoming sexy films.

Now intent on making a name for herself, the "Anjanette Abayari look-alike" may also be remembered by some for having appeared on the cover of the defunct men's magazine Maxim in February 2010, and for starring in a number of music videos, including Mayonnaise's "Sinungaling."

Yam's appearance on FHM is one of the magazine's more daring covers in recent memory, as it features the first nude cover girl after a string of "bikini" outings.

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Showbiz Etc.: Angel Locsin Unsure If She Wanted to Portray "Darna" in ABS-CBN; Azkal Player Appears in Justin Bieber Music Video

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Showbiz Etc.: Angel Locsin Unsure If She Wanted to Portray "Darna" in ABS-CBN; Azkal Player Appears in Justin Bieber Music Video 


Now that ABS-CBN is said to be very eager in bringing back Darna either in small tube or big screen, Angel Locsin, who played the Kapuso Darna in 2005, downplayed the speculations that she, once again, will play the role of the iconic superheroine. “Darna will always be a part of me, and I kind of missed playing the character. But I’ve already relinquished the stone. I don’t know if I’ll be getting it once more, or passing it on to another actress. You also have to consider if the audience still wants me or someone new." Angel said on her interview with Allan Policarpio of Inquirer. 

Kapuso tweenstars Jake Vargas and Bea Binene are set to lead the cast of GMA-7 upcoming daily morning teleserye titled "You’re My Only One" which will pitted against ABS-CBN's number 1 daytime soap "Be Careful with My Heart". 


Vic Sotto already confirmed his attendance in Aiza Seguerra's upcoming 25th anniversary concert at the SMART Araneta Coliseum tonight called “Bente Singko”. How about Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon? Can that be one of the many surprises in Aiza's concert? Let's see. 




Lovi Poe's gown when she walked on the red carpet during the opening of Venice International Film Festival last September 6 was featured in an Austrian newspaper with Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez, Vannessa Hudgens and Princess Charlotte Casigrahi ng Monaco. The gown was made by Filipino designer from Cebu named Cary Santiago




23-year-old half-Filipino-half Panamanian Demitrius Omphroy, the newest addition to Philippine Azkals, has appeared in Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" music video. He is seen four times in the music video, more prominently at 1:43 and 3:31 frames.

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The X Factor Philippines Grand Finals Winner: Who Among KZ Tandingan, Allen Sta. Maria, Gabriel Maturan and Daddy’s Home Should Win?

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The X Factor Philippines Grand Finals Winner: Who Among KZ Tandingan, Allen Sta. Maria, Gabriel Maturan and Daddy’s Home Should Win?



Only four finalists remain in “The X Factor Philippines” and by the end of the week, the final three acts who will compete in the finale will be named.

Who among the remaining four finalists - KZ Tandingan and Allen Sta. Maria of the Girls, Gabriel Maturan of the Boys, and Daddy’s Home of the Groups -  will make it to the much-awaited grand finals on October 6 and 7? It’s a battle for survival this Saturday (September 29) as the final four take their last shot at the finals singing songs from their musical heroes.

Allen will summon the Willow Smith in her while teammate KZ will take on a Chris Brown hit. Gabriel, on the other hand, will dare to do Justin Bieber while Daddy’s Home will sing Journey.

Will your bets make it to the finals? Last week, judge-mentor Martin Nievera bid goodbye to one of his mentees Jeric Medina, who got the boot via a deadlock. Jeric got the lowest number of text votes as opposed to Daddy’s Home, who joined him in the bottom two. Be sure to save your favorites from being in the bottom two by voting for them this Saturday night (September 29). 

Vote after their performances by texting XFGAB/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. 

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She’s Only Sixteen (SOS) Releases Debut Single "Dying To Meet You"

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She’s Only Sixteen (SOS) Releases Debut Single "Dying To Meet You"


Status Magazine hailed the promising band She’s Only Sixteen as one of the five Filipino bands one should know because of their distinct sound. The band, composed of Roberto Sena (lead vocals, guitar), Anjo Silvoza (bass), Andrew Panopio (guitar), and King Puentespina (drums), is all set to release their debut single Dying To Meet You, under Orion Entertainment and distributed by Universal Records.

She’s Only Sixteen takes pride in fusing the European “indie” feel to OPM, and this is evident in Dying To Meet You, which is available for download on http://www.mymusicstore.com.ph/artist/144680/Shes-Only-Sixteen.html


Dying to Meet You -She's Only Sixteen "Dying to Meet You" Live at Route 196

The band, since their conception, has been named winner in various Battle of the Bands contests and has performed in the most influential indie music joints in the country – including their “base” Route 196 in Katipunan.

Dying To Meet You perfectly captures the band’s apparent musicality, dynamism, energy, youth, and influences.

Roberto adds, “we base our roots and influences from musicians like The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, MGMT, Radiohead, among others.”

When asked about the band, the members quip, “She’s Only Sixteen is a mix of rock, pop, dance, folk, ear-grabbing hooks, good taste, bad jokes, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, debauchery, kalandian, deep commentary on love and life, and a load of class.”

She’s Only Sixteen will be launching their self-titled EP, which includes Dying To Meet You and three other songs plus an acoustic version of the debut single, this September 28, 8 p.m., Route 196.

In an interview with Status Magazine, bassist Anjo described his group as, “we are all basically a bunch of kids having a good time – nothing more complicated than that.”

She’s Only Sixteen is being managed by Orion Entertainment. For inquiries and bookings, please call 0916-4140358 or email olrac1023@gmail.com.

Follow She’s Only Sixteen:

On Twitter: @dyingtotweetyou
On Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/shesonlysixteen (where you will hear the demo recording of the single Dying To Meet You)

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“The Smurfs 2” Teaser Poster Released

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“The Smurfs 2” Teaser Poster Released



Check out the teaser poster of Columbia Pictures' “The Smurfs 2,” the sequel to the 2011 hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy “The Smurfs.” 

The film reunites original castmembers Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez and Anton Yelchin.

In “The Smurfs 2,” the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants -- and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs -- Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus? Or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Opening across the Philippines in July 2013, “The Smurfs 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. 

Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests. 

Showdown of Cuteness and World Class Talent on Talentadong Pinoy Kids Grand Finals

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Showdown of Cuteness and World Class Talent on Talentadong Pinoy Kids Grand Finals
 

The first season of TV5’s Talentadong Pinoy Kids will close this coming weekend as 10 of the cutest and most talented kids in the country face each other in a grand showdown. Baby Gymnast, Rein, Gabe, Josh, Sandugo Guardline, Joshua de Villa, DJ Explorer, Mary Heart, Reborn of E.S Dance Masters and Flex are vying for one million pesos worth of prizes and the title of being the first Ultimate Kid Talentado.

Willianne Faith Barcenas aka BABY GYMNAST wants to win Talentadong Pinoy Kids to prove her naysayers wrong. Only eight years old, this young talented gymnast has already suffered bullying and harsh criticism from other kids her age. Instead of giving up, Willianne Faith uses this to fuel her to the top of the competition.

Rein Pineda aka REIN is unlike any other 10-year-old. Instead of singing pop songs, this talented girl from Valenzuela prefers singing classic songs and kundiman. Her high notes and soothing voice are sure to awe audiences everywhere. 

Ten year old Gabriel Mari Domagas aka GABE possesses a talent that is truly world class. The young prodigy started playing the violin at age three and managed to impress both the audience and the show’s celebrity Talents Scouts.

At five years old, John Steven de Guzman aka JOSH is the youngest and the smallest contestant in the bunch. But these are his most deceiving qualities. This cute little boy from Nueva Ecija packs a lot of energy and charm evident in his dance numbers.

Alexis John Antonio and Patrick Pante aka SANDUGO GUARDLINE are the flag turners from Tondo, Manila. The duo whose dramatic performances captivated the attention of the nation has prepared yet another intense number for the grand finals.

Joshua de Villa aka JOSHUA is touted as the “small kid with the big voice.” The power belter from Sto Tomas, Batangas has charmed everyone not just with his talent but also his bubbly and lovable personality.

Following the footsteps of his grandfather and personal idol, John Henry Valenzuela aka DJ EXPLORER performs death-defying acrobatic stunts like a pro. Trained by his grandfather, DJ Explorer is confident that his unique talent will help him win the coveted title.


Mary Heart Castor aka MARY HEART was one of the winners Talentadong Pinoy Kids’ Wildcard episode. The 10-year-old singer from Iloilo vows to win the competition so she can help her family.

Reborn of ES Dance Masters almost never made it to the Finals. But instead of giving up, the group from Atimonan, Quezon worked hard on their routines and won the Wildcard episode.

Last and certainly not least, Raven Robles and Marc Andrei Nicolas aka FLEX complete the young stellar line-up in this season’s grand finals. The isolation duo from Cavite also won the Wildcard round, having amazed the Talent Scouts with their bone-bending dance skills.




Aside from these amazing talent acts, viewers will surely enjoy colorful commentary from celebrity Talent Scouts Lucy Torres-Gomez, Judy Ann Santos, Tuesday Vargas, Ruby Rodriguez, John Lapus and Aga Muhlach.

The finals for Talentadong Pinoy Kids will air on September 29 at 7:45 p.m. right after Wil Time Bigtime and on September 30 at 7:30 p.m. right after Pinoy Explorer. 

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Marvin Agustin is Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Finalist for 2012

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Marvin Agustin is Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Finalist for 2012


The life journey of actor-chef-entrepreneur-entertainment producer Marvin Agustin remains to be one of the most inspiring showbiz success stories to date.

From humble beginnings, being a restaurant mascot and a margarita shaker in a Mexican restaurant, Marvin evolved into one of the most influential celebrities maintaining successful careers as a TV/movie personality, restaurateur, and entertainment producer.

These successful ventures made him one of the finalists to this year’s Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

A young Marvin may have accepted the fact that he has been born to financially-challenged family, but the dreamer in him prevailed and defied all odds to make someone of himself.

When he was in High School, he worked both as a video store attendant and a restaurant mascot. Then, in College, he mastered the art of “margarita shaking” in a Mexican Restaurant.

With his exposure to this industry, a young Marvin wanted to conquer the food industry. However, fate had other plans for him.

He, then, was discovered and with his good looks and apparent charm, he found his way to showbiz, where he established himself as one of the most enduring actors of his generation.

While doing showbiz, he, however, did not forget his initial passion for the food industry. He decided to study at the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, graduating in 2004. He also took up the Managing Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management to help augment his knowledge in business and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Agustin then decided to venture into the restaurant business with friends Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico and developed several restaurant concepts. His first establishment was SumoSam, which opened in 2005 at the Shangri-la Plaza mall.

"We thought of putting up a casual-dining Japanese restaurant because at that time there was none in the mall," says the young restaurateur. “The restaurant offers a fusion of Japanese and American cuisine, served in hearty portions but kept at an affordable price range.”

Since 2005, SumoSam has grown to 11 branches around the city. He is looking to expand through a franchising model, with the goal of having 25 branches by end-2012.

In addition to SumoSam, Marvin also opened Mr. Kurosawa, John and Yoko, Johnny Chow, Robotosan and Marciano’s.

He says one of the most important challenges of running a restaurant business is maintaining customer relations.

Asked about how he deals with challenging customers, he says, "We just do our best to provide the best service possible. We listen to what our customers have to say."

Marvin claims that he is not in the market to compete with other restaurants but to deliver the best possible food and service.

"My employees are trained to provide the customers with very personal service,” Marvin explains. “I tell them that our customers are our bosses."

This focus on customer satisfaction has resulted in awards such as the Best Operations award from the Ayala Merchant Awards in 2009 and Most Promising restaurant in 2008 for John and Yoko. Mr. Kurosawa in Eastwood, Libis was named one of Philippine Tatler’s best restaurants in 2009.

Employee development is something very important to Marvin, given that he was once a restaurant service crew member himself. He says, "It is my personal responsibility to develop the skills of my employees and help them reach their goals."

Marvin did not allow the poverty and challenges of his childhood to determine the course of his life; instead, he used his determination and passion to overcome them. He credits his success to the chances he took and always reminds his employees, “don’t be afraid to take risks, because without risks, life wouldn’t have breakthroughs."

He also says mistakes are part of the learning process. All the experiences he underwent made him who he is today.

To aspiring entrepreneurs, he offers this piece of advice: "Do not do it for the money. Do it for the people."

Tapping his experience in media, he also established two production companies, Futuretainment, Inc., credited for presenting successful local concerts by international artists such as Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Black-Eyed Peas and Maroon 5, and is into entertainment production and MediaNation, which is into Talent Management.




The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2012 is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc. with co-presenters De La Salle University, Department of Trade and Industry, Development Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Stock Exchange and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. BusinessWorld will be featuring each of this year’s finalists.

The winners will be announced on October 18, 2012 in an awards banquet at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines will represent the country in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in June 2013. The Entrepreneur Of The Year is produced globally by Ernst & Young.

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TV5 Join Forces with Cosplay.ph for Cosplay Mania 2012

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TV5 Join Forces with Cosplay.ph for Cosplay Mania 2012
 

TV5 teams up with Cosplay.ph for Cosplay Mania ‘12. The most anticipated cosplay event in the country, this year’s Cosplay Mania ‘12 promises to be bigger and more spectacular. This two-day event will happen on September 29 and 30 at the SMX Convention Center. For sure, the venue will be packed with special guests led by renowned Japanese cosplayers Kaname and Reika in their Philippine debut. Cosplay and pop culture aficionados will also enjoy the slew of exciting contests and activities in store for them.

With the success of TV5’s fantasy and adventure programs, Enchanted Garden and Kapitan Awesome, the Kapatid Network brings its costumed dramas to the forefront of Cosplay Mania ’12. Stars of both shows will don their fantastic outfits and drop by to interact with fans and cosplay enthusiasts.

Find out how the art of translating fantasy stories to the small screen and how to begin creating mind-altering costumes during TV5’s exclusive panel discussion on September 29 at 2:30 p.m.. Leading the panel are TV5’s head of Creatives and Entertainment Production, Perci Intalan. Some of the stars and brilliant minds behind Enchanted Garden and new superhero drama Kidlat will also be on-hand to share their insights.

TV5 will also give away premium prizes to the “TV5 Choice Cosplayer” during the much awaited Project Cosplay: Solo and Group Cosplay Competitions. Winners will receive premium items courtesy of Lynelle Hair Fashion, Sugarfree and Blue, and Neutral Grounds.



So head to the SMX Convention Center for Cosplay Mania ’12 for an action-packed weekend! Get your tickets in advance at http://www.smtickets.com.

TV5 is the official media partner of Cosplay Mania ’12.

Sam Milby Answers Laos Issue

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Sam Milby Answers Laos Issue


After temporarily leaving his local showbiz career to pursue his dreams of conquering Hollywood, Kapamilya actor Sam Milby is now back in the business as he is scheduled to star in ABS-CBN primetime series "Against All Odds" opposite Judy Ann Santos.

Sam is also set to appear in Star Magic movie "24/7 In Love" and an indie movie "Death March". But despite his busy schedule, many are saying the public already lost their interest in him calling him laos (has been).

"Siyempre matagal akong nawala sa primetime and one movie lang ako last year. The thing is, kahit ganun you have to accept that there will be a time na lalo na ngayon na madaming bago. Seven years na this November that I’ve been in show business and I think that’s a big accomplishment already. You have to accept the fact there’s always going to be someone new, someone different. You just have to enjoy what you have, to be the best sa lahat ng mga projects na ginagawa mo and I’m just enjoying,” Sam said on the issue.

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Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo and Angel Locsin Star in "One More Try"

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Dingdong Dantes, Angel Locsin, Zanjoe Marudo and Angelica Panganiban Star in "One More Try" 



After his 2011 MMFF entry "Segunda Mano," Dingdong Dantes is again working with ABS-CBN in this year's Star Cinema movie entry "One More Try". 

Is he really transferring to ABS-CBN?

Nope. Just like Richard Gutierrez who worked with KC Concepcion in Star Cinema's blockbuster movie "For The First Time" in 2008, Dingdong's project with the Kapamilya network is limited only to the big screen.

Dingdong is joined in "One More Try" by some of the hottest Kapamilya actors like Angel Locsin, Zanjoe Marudo and Angelica Panganiban.

Showing on Christmas Day, this movie is under the direction of Ruel Bayani.

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Actor Found Dead in Los Angeles

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Actor Found Dead in Los Angeles



Johnny Lewis, from the TV show "Sons of Anarchy," "Boston Public" and "The O.C." is dead. He was 28.

His lifeless body was found along the driveway of his landlady's house in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 26.

According to authorities, Lewis, who had been released from jail five days earlier, was suspected of killing his 81-year-old landlady Catherine Davis. But the suspect in Lewis death is still being investigated. 

One Direction "Live While We're Young" Music Video and Lyrics

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One Direction "Live While We're Young" Music Video and Lyrics



One Direction has released the music video for their brand new single titled “Live While We’re Young” from their second studio album “Take Me Home” scheduled for November 12, 2012 release.




Hey girl I'm waiting on ya, I'm waiting on ya.
Come on and let me sneak you out.
And have a celebration, a celebration.
The music up the windows down.

Yeah, we'll be doing what we do.
Just pretending that were cool.
And we know it too (know it too).
Yeah, we'll keep doing what we do.
Just pretending that were cool so tonight.

Lets go crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun.
I know we've only met but lets pretend it's love.
And never, never, never stop for anyone.
Tonight lets get some.
And live while were young.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
And live while were young.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Tonight lets get some, and live while were young.

Hey girl it's now or never, it's now or never.
Don't over-think just let it go.
And if we get together, yeah get together.
Don't let the pictures leave your phone.
Oh oh.

Yeah, we'll be doing what we do.
Just pretending that were cool so tonight.
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/o/one_direction/live_while_were_young.html ]
Lets go crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun.
I know we've only met, but lets pretend it's love.
And never, never, never stop for anyone.
Tonight lets get some, and live while were young.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Wanna live while were young.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Tonight let's get some, and live while were young.

And girl, you and I, were about to make some memories tonight.

I wanna live while were young.
We wanna live while were young.

Lets go crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun.
I know we've only met but lets pretend it's love.
And never, never, never stop for anyone.
Tonight lets get some, and live while were young.
Crazy, crazy, crazy till we see the sun.
I know we only met but lets pretend it's love.
And never, never, never stop for anyone.
Tonight lets get some, and live while were young.

Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live while were young.
Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live while were young.
Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live while were young.

Tonight lets get some.

And live while were young.


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Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Shares Her Other Passion in Newest Show “Sarap Diva”

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Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Shares Her Other Passion in Newest Show “Sarap Diva”


After marrying her perfect music partner, the country’s premiere singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid; and giving birth to their son Nathaniel James a.k.a. Baby Nate; the Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, is now a picture of a happy and contented woman.

Although she is new to it, she plays the role of a wife and mother to the hilt.  Thanks to her family, she realized early in life that in order to nurture and nourish a family of your own, you have to reign over the center of every home…the kitchen! 

According to a famous English designer and restaurateur, Terence Conran: “A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.”

This holds true for us Filipinos who spend most of our time in the kitchen, where we don’t only cook or consume food, but bond with the family thru conversations over breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It is also deeply ingrained in our culture that every occasion is celebrated with food.

These values, Regine will take to heart as she extends her home to television, thru a new program, a food lover show that is, aptly titled, “Sarap Diva”.

As a foodie and homemaker, not as an expert chef, Regine will welcome her guests, and entertain them; as they in return, share their stories, their expertise, and their skills. Thru cooking, the Regine way, she will form a bond with her guests and viewers - a bond among mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends.

Regine will also be accompanied by 'digital' co-hosts: Digi-Nate and Digi-George, computer generated (CG) characters which will provide comic relief to the show by interacting, albeit virtually, with her and her guests. 

The set is Regine’s home away from home, with a backdrop that could take her to another room in the house, or another setting, or even another country.

Premieres October 6 before Eat Bualga!, “Sarap Diva” is the Asia’s Songbird’s new nest, where she will cherish and share her love for food, music, and family.

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Andy Williams Dies at Age 84

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Andy Williams Dies at Age 84


Moonriver singer Andy Williams died on Tuesday night, September 25, due to complications of bladder cancer at his home in Branson, Missouri. He was 84. 

William is survived by his wife Debbie Haas, his two sons Christian and Robert, and six grandchildren.

Bobbi Kristina Accident with BF Nick Gordon Update

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Bobbi Kristina Accident with BF Nick Gordon Update


Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of pop icon Whitney Houston, had a freak car accident with her boyfriend Nick Gordon in  Alphretta, Georgia, on Sunday night, September 23, 2012 aboard  a black 2012 Camaro.

The cause of the accident are still unknown but the two are reportedly both home safe and sound as they managed to drive the damaged car back to their shared apartment.
The accident is still under investigation.

"A Beautiful Affair" Trailer Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

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"A Beautiful Affair" Trailer Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo



"Every moment is a chance to meet the love of your life. Take it."


ABS-CBN has released the official full trailer for the long-awaited return of the loveteam that defined a generation.

A beautiful reunion of this decade's most beautiful pair - Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz.

A man with a broken soul meets a woman with a broken heart. Fate brought them together for...

...A Beautiful Affair.





Shot in Austria, "A Beautiful Affair" premieres soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


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Dawn Zulueta Named "Most Beautiful Pinay" of 2012

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Dawn Zulueta Named "Most Beautiful Pinay" of 2012 


Dawn Zulueta continues to captivate the public not only with her acting prowess but also with her classic beauty as she was recently hailed as the ‘Most Beautiful Pinay’ by the country's leading entertainment blog Starmometer.com.  

Based on the poll’s final tally, the “Walang Hanggan” lead actress garnered a total of 129,863 votes from Facebook and Twitter. Following Dawn in the list are other Kapamilya leading ladies such as Angel Locsin, Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis, Kim Chiu, Jodi Sta. Maria, Kristine Hermosa, and Toni Gonzaga. The hashtag #DawnZuluetaMostBeautifulPinayfor2012 also became a nationwide trending topic in the popular microblogging site Twitter last Tuesday and Wednesday reaching as high as no. 2.

Meanwhile, the much-awaited wedding proposal of Marco (Richard Gomez) to Emily (Dawn Zulueta) in ABS-CBN’s top-rating drama series “Walang Hanggan” recently made TV viewers fall in love again with the timeless Richard-Dawn onscreen partnership.

Based on the data of Kantar Media last Monday (September 24), the said episode of “Walang Hanggan” garnered 36.6% national TV ratings, compared to its rival program in GMA “Luna Blanca” which only got 16.1%.

Aside from the ratings, the hashtag #WalangHanggan also became a nationwide trending topic in the popular microblogging site Twitter due to the numerous tweets of TV viewers about the touching scene between Marco and Emily. The Twitter timeline were flooded with positive tweets like: “@PrincessBeron: I forgot that the scenes during the proposal were scripted. It was beautiful, it didn’t look like reel #WalangHanggan;” “@imzulsaligan: #WalangHanggan has been on air for almost 9 months. This series really made a mark in the hearts of TV viewers from the very beginning;” and “@babesmared: Does anybody know a greater adjective for romantic? Because that is how #CharDawn and #WalangHanggan made us feel tonight! Thank you!”

Don’t miss the heart-pounding scenes and revelations in the last five weeks of “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log-on to http://walanghanggan.abs-cbn.com/, ‘like’ http://facebook.com/abs.walanghanggan, or follow @walanghanggan_ on Twitter.

Showbiz Etc.: Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado Breakup Reports Surfaced

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Showbiz Etc.: Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado Breakup Reports Surfaced 



Is it true that Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado have broken-up? Their problem allegedly started when Jen got involved in Paolo Contis's separation with wife Lian Paz.

While Jen and Paolo vehemently denied their "rumored" involvement, Entertainment journalist Jobert Sucaldito said Lian admitted that Jen had a past with her ex-husband  "Yes, pero matagal na iyon."


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Baron Geisler is the newest Kapamilya star to transfer to the Kapatid network. He will join Derek Ramsay, Nadine Samonte and Ritz Azul in the cast of TV5 upcoming series "Kidlat".


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PBB Teen Edition 4 Grand Winner Myrtle Sarrosa politely declined the offer to run for Councilor at Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo in 2013 election. 


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The nominees for the 26th Star Awards for TV has been released. Awards night will happen on November 18 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater of Ateneo De Manila University in Katipunan Road, Quezon City.


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Regal Film's latest horror movie "Pridyider" starring Andi Eigenmann and JM de Guzman earns P3.6-M on its first week of showing.

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Esquire Financing Inc. Grants Miss World Philippines a P1-M for the Benefit of "Tuloy Foundation" and PGH

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 Esquire Financing Inc. Grants Miss World Philippines a P1-M for the Benefit of "Tuloy Foundation" and PGH



It has always been the commitment of Esquire Financing Inc. (EFI) to serve others through their “HELP Foundation”; a non-profit organization serving the needs of more than 20,000 micro business owners in 32 branches across Luzon through which one of the various advocacies is supporting the education of underprivileged children.

Esquire Financing Inc., “The Leader in Growth Stage Financing” has joined hands with the Miss World Philippines. Miss World Philippines has been helping the underprivileged through the years, fueled with the core value of “Beauty with a Purpose”. Esquire’s commitment to serve others is expanding through this charitable effort because the donation will help create a better living environment for 800 street children of the “Tuloy Foundation” and the Philippine General Hospital’s (PGH) Medical Foundation which caters to the needs of 50,000 beneficiaries which are composed of charity ward patients. 

Esquire is in the business of changing lives and why not start with the people that need it most”, says Esquire Financing Inc’s CEO Rajan Uttamchandani.


(L to R): PGH Medical Foundation President Dr. Greg Alvior, Miss World Philippines 2012 winner Ms. Queenierich Rehman, National Director of Miss World Philippines Ms. Cory Quirino, Esquire Financing Inc’s CEO Mr Rajan Uttamchandani, Executive Communications Group President Mr. David Abrenilla, President and Founder of Tuloy Foundation Rev. Father Rocky Evangelista, SDB.


Esquire Financing Inc’s Uttamchandani family gathered together with Ms. Cory Quirino (National Director of Miss World Philippines), Ms. Queenierich Rehman (Miss World Philippines 2012 winner), Rev. Father Rocky Evangelista, SDB (President & Founder of Tuloy Foundation) and Dr. Greg Alvior (President of PGH Medical Foundation). The executives shared an all vegetarian lunch to celebrate the joy of “Beauty in Giving” and to appreciate each other’s participation and support towards the achievement of this social responsibility project. To cap off the celebration, it was also the perfect venue to formally turn over the one million pesos charity offering to their laudable beneficiaries the “Tuloy Foundation” and the “PGH Medical Foundation” under the care and stewardship of their godmother, the Miss World Philippines. The momentous event was held at the Esquire International Financing office along Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.

The official Media partner of the Miss World Philippines 2012 was present to cover the formal turnover of the charity funds. During a brief interview with Ms Cory Quirino, she cheerfully pronounced that the Miss World Philippines is very thankful to have Esquire Financing Inc. as their major sponsor in spearheading charitable initiatives for the underprivileged and are looking forward to accomplish more projects together.

For more information about EFI contact David Abreniila at david@esquire.com.ph


“The Three Stooges” Showing in Philippine Theaters on October 24

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“The Three Stooges” Showing in Philippine Theaters on October 24



Peter and Bobby Farrelly, makers of knock-out comedies like “There’s Something About Mary,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “Shallow Hal” gas out another outrageous adventure comedy, “The Three Stooges.”

The Farrelly brothers, being introduced to the antics of The Three Stooges since kids following it on television has influenced their slew of blockbusters.  Bringing it in to the contemporary setting recreating the classic and iconic Stooge sounds, the Farrelly brothers searched high and low for the right actors to play the Stooges and finally came upon Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso

In the movie, the Stooges are introduced as newborns being left on a nun’s doorstep.  Bereft of the outside world growing up, the Stooges grew up stumbling their way to uncharted levels of knucklehead adventures.  Years later, Moe, Larry and Curly have left the nuns bruised, battered and bewildered.  Even worse, it looks like the orphanage will be forced to close its doors due to financial difficulties.  But the three, employed as the home’s inept maintenance men, are determined to come to the rescue. 

Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot... while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. For the first time in their lives, the three make their way through the big city streets.  As they try and save the day, Larry, Curly and Moe engage in plenty of their trademark antics,  including a saturating situation involving bundles of wet diapers in a hospital nursery; more hallmark hilarity at a private, black-tie party at a splashy mansion; and Moe's newfound stardom on reality television.

On filming a full length as opposed to television’s shorts, Bobby shares that “Making this movie definitely makes me realize how hard it was to do what they were doing, and they never really got a lot of credit for it either. They did it for about 25 or 30 straight years and every one of those years they were under the assumption that this was their last year of doing it, so they kind of did it for cheap. They never got the A-list recognition that we feel they had coming to them.”

A lot of people are really routing for this movie, but there are also people who are Stooge purists who think it’s wrong that we are making it. They think it’s sacrilege that anybody would try to duplicate what these people did. Well first of all, we’re not duplicating what they did. We’ve come up with all new stuff and we’ve taken their characters, but my argument to that is, as Bobby said, that they never got the acknowledgement they deserved. They were always behind Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers - they were considered second rate by the critics and public. But to us they were first rate and they were funnier than all those people, and we want to honor them by doing this movie,”  Peter concludes.

“The Three Stooges” opens very soon this October 24 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


The Three Stooges- Trailer:



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