Kathryn Bernardo Reveals "Daniel and I did hot have sweet moments in Bhutan!"

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Kathryn Bernardo Reveals "Daniel and I did hot have sweet moments in Bhutan!"



Kapamilya primetime princess Kathryn Bernardo clarifies that she and “Princess & I” leading man Daniel Padilla were so busy working during their recent taping in Bhutan that they did not have any time for ‘sweet moments.’

We did not have sweet moments there because we’re totally in a rush for the shoot. We just had our bonding time in the airport when we’re already on our way back to the Philippines,” said Kathryn.

The teen star further shared her beautiful experience during their return in Bhutan. “I did not expect it, but my experience was a lot more memorable,” she said. “It was their harvest time when we got there so the sceneries were all green. It’s really beautiful! The water is so clean. Plus the people in Bhutan are really nice.

Meanwhile, the plot of “Princess & I” thickens now that Princess Areeyah is obliged by the law of Yangdon to get married before her 18th birthday. Will the princess follow the royal rule and walk down the aisle even if it is against her will? Who will be the lucky groom–Dasho Jao (Enrique Gil) or Mikay’s ‘Pinoy prince’ Gino (Daniel)?

Don’t miss the next biggest milestones in the life of Princess Areeyah in “Princess and I,” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


John Lloyd Cruz on Shaina Magdayao: "Wala sya sa plano ko."; Adrian Grenier to Anne Curtis: "You are so beautiful."

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John Lloyd Cruz on Shaina Magdayao: "Wala sya sa plano ko."; Adrian Grenier to Anne Curtis: "You are so beautiful."

Photo: Anne Curtis on Twitter


Days after John Lloyd Cruz' new girlfriend Angelica Panganiban declared that meeting and having a good relationship with Lloydie's ex-girlfriend Shaina Magdayao is no big deal to her (read related news HERE), Lloydie expressed almost the same though when he said that working with Shaina is not in his plan at all.

"Wala siya sa plano. I don't think this will happen in the future," Lloydie said.

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"You're so beautiful. Tweet me later." the exact words uttered by Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier (The Devil Wears Prada, Entourage) when she met Kapamilya actress-host Anne Curtis in a Halloween party hosted by American pop-rock band Maroon 5 on October 31 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Anne's response? "It was nice meeting you.

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Actor-athlete Matteo Guidicelli is scheduled to record song for his debut album to be produced by his manager Jojie Dingcong under Star Records.

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Miles Ocampo and Marco Gumabao’s First Kiss Caught on Cam

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Miles Ocampo and Marco Gumabao’s First Kiss Caught on Cam



As a campus heartthrob, JB (Marco Gumabao) is chased by many admirers. But the teener said that his eyes are already set on one girl.

In “LUV U” this Sunday (November 4), JB will try to show his love to his girlfriend Camille (Miles Ocampo) by giving her a kiss.

“So far, I think this is my most romantic scene with Marco,” said Miles. When asked if Marco is her first kiss, she just said to find on “LUV U”.

Meanwhile in the ratings game, “LUV U” knocked out Manny Pacquiao’s show on GMA when the teen comedy series received a rating of 11.7% average audience share compared to the 5.7% average audience share acquired by “Manny Many Prizes”. These are based on the urban and rural audience measurement data of Kantar Media last Sunday (October 28).

Will the lovers finally share a kiss? Find out on “LUV U” this Sunday (November 4) after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN.


Sarah Geronimo to Witness Venus Raj and Bianca Manalo's Showdown this Sunday

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Sarah Geronimo to Witness Venus Raj and Bianca Manalo's Showdown this Sunday



Sarah Geronimo is all set to treat everyone with a grand talent showcase in “Sarah G. Live!” this Sunday (November 4) as international Pinoy RnB sensation Billy Crawford goes on a concert showdown with “X Factor Philippines” finalists Gab, Jeric, and Daddy’s Home.

Aside from Billy, Gab, Jeric, and Daddy’s Home, also watch out for the smash-up dance number of beauty queens Venus Raj and Bianca Manalo; and the back-to-back-to-back special production numbers of hitmakers Liezel Garcia, Renee dela Rosa of Alon, and 143.

Meanwhile, don’t miss Sarah’s another exciting experience in Subic with “Goin’ Bulilit” star Clarence in her ‘Sige Go’ segment; as Billy and Robi Domingo add more fun in “SGL” as the Popstar’s guest co-hosts. Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, and co-host Luis Manzano.

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.

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Xian Lim Covers Total Fitness Magazine November 2012 Issue

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Xian Lim Covers Total Fitness Magazine November 2012 Issue




Kapamilya hottest leading man Xian Lim is on the cover of Total Fitness Magazine November 2012 issue. 

Wearing a green tank and khaki shorts,  Xian proves that he need not to bare some skin to show how hot and fit he is.

This issue of Total Fitness Magazine features include "Five Lazy Ways to Lose Weight," "Fight Fatigue and Insomnia," "Workout Wardrobe Essentials," "10 Good Habits Gone Bad" and many more.

Total Fitness November 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.


It's Showtime 'Bida Kapamilya Round 2' Starts November 5

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It's Showtime 'Bida Kapamilya Round 2' Starts November 5



Celebrities will share the spotlight with Filipino families in the more exciting and more intense ‘Bida Kapamilya Round 2’ for the new season of now leading Kapamilya noontime show “It’s Showtime” that will start on Monday (November 5).

The popular talent portion relaunch, which reworked the idea from the grand finals of its first season, will have celebrities to guide and train the contestant families for the entire season until they reach the grand finals.

Each day this week, two celebrity mentors will give a ‘sample’ of their talent before studio and TV audiences. Introduced last Monday (October 29) were 6Cyclemind vocalist Tutti Caringal and theater and TV actor Robert Sena, the celebrity mentor of Gollayan family who was declared the grand champion of the first ‘Bida Kapamilya.’ Aira Bermudez of Sexbomb and comedienne Cacai Bautista were also revealed as mentors yesterday (October 30).

‘Bida Kapamilya Round 2’ is just one of the many surprises and segments in the new season of “It’s Showtime,” which is now the number one noontime show nationwide according to data from Kantar Media. The Kapamilya noontime show hit a national TV rating of 19.7% against GMA’s “Eat Bulaga” that only got 14.5% last Saturday (October 27).

“It’s Showtime” also proved its continued strong performance versus “Eat Bulaga” as it also won the ratings game from Monday to Friday last week with 15% vs 14.8% (Oct 22); 16% vs 14.3% (October 23); 15.9% vs 12.9% (October 24); 19.8% vs 15.2% (October 25); and 20.9% vs 15% (October 26).

The new season serves as a back-to-back follow-up treat to the program’s third anniversary celebration, which concluded in a talent showdown that resulted in a triple tie among hosts Anne Curtis and Karylle, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz, and Billy Crawford and Vhong Navarro, who all got a perfect score of 10 from the judges.

Experience unparalleled fun in the new offerings of “It’s Showtime,” weekdays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit www.abs-cbn.com.


Angeline Quinto Covers Flique Magazine October-November 2012 Issue

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Angeline Quinto Covers Flique Magazine October-November 2012 Issue




Kapamilya pop star queen Angeline Quinto is the cover star of Flique Magazine October-November 2012 issue.

Aside from Angeline, other features in this issue include “Fall Trends,” “Arm Candy: Fab Fad or Here to Stay?,” “96 Pages: Models, Designers, Celebrities,” and Top Models Orussa Cadness and Sanya Smith.

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


Robin Padilla and Daniel Padilla's Movie Cancelled; Temptation of Wife Beats A Beautiful Affair on its Second Night

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Robin Padilla and Daniel Padilla's Movie Cancelled; 'Temptation of Wife' Beats 'A Beautiful Affair' on its Second Night



Sarah Lahbati and boyfriend Richard Gutierrez sighting at the Commission on Election office in Cebu to register. Sarah, a first time voter, supports her mom-in-law-to-be Annabelle Rama's bid as Representative of the House in the 4th District of Cebu.

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Supposedly scheduled for November 30 release, Robin Padilla decided to move the showing of his latest movie "Kuratong Baleleng" to a 2013 playdate. Robin is joined in this movie by some of the Padilla brothers and nephew Daniel Danilla.
 
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Contrary to its pilot episode ratings, "Temptation of Wife" overruled "A Beautiful Affair" on its second night.

The Marian Rivera - Dennis Trillo soap got 22.6% ratings while John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's series received 22.4% TV ratings. The Amazing Race Philippines is still on third place with 5.2% ratings.

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Despite the controversy involving ABS-CBN and its male lead star Derek Ramsay, Viva Films latest movie  "A Secret Affair" earned more than P100-M on its first 6 days of showing.

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Brad Pitt's $100K Donation to Help Gay Marriage Initiatives by HRC

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Brad Pitt's $100K Donation to Help Gay Marriage Initiatives by HRC



Hollywood's biggest actor Brad Pitt donated $100,000 matching the same amount contributed by the members of Human Rights Campaign to help raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several US states.

In an e-mail to the members of the Human Rights Campaign, Pitt said that it's unbelievable to learn that people's relationships will be put to a vote particularly in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington states on Election Day.
 
The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign says it has spent $8 million to push for marriage equality for gays and lesbians over the past two years, including $5 million in the four ballot measures this year.


Carly Rae Jepsen Sued by Allyson Nichole Burnett

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Carly Rae Jepsen Sued by Allyson Nichole Burnett



Singer-songwriter Allyson Nichole Burnett is suing Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City for  copyright infringement.

According to the Alabama based musician, the "Call Me Maybe" singer's latest song "Good Time," a collaboration with Adam Young of Owl City, was copied from her 2010 song "Ah, It’s a Love Song".


Listen and compare the two songs below:





GMA-7 Christmas Station ID 2012 ‘Walang Imposible sa Pasko ng Kapuso’

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GMA-7 Christmas Station ID 2012 ‘Walang Imposible sa Pasko ng Kapuso’



All things are possible if we believe in the magic that the Yuletide season brings. This is what GMA Network tells its viewers in its Christmas campaign this year dubbed, “Walang Imposible Sa Pasko ng Kapuso,” which premieres on Monday, November 5 in 24 Oras.

Through four equally heartwarming vignettes, the Kapuso Station takes viewers to a special place where dreams become a reality if one will only believe in the true meaning of the Season.

The first vignette “Bituin” highlights the magical feeling found in making a child’s wish come true as a little boy, determined to play the lead role in a Nativity play, receives a big surprise from his parents.




The joy of spending Christmas with the entire family is given focus in the second vignette, “Handa,” where a couple living abroad reminisces about spending Christmas in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, another vignette, “Karoling” tells how Christmas can open doors of unexpected opportunities. Here, a teenage boy, who finds it difficult to approach his long-time crush, gets a necessary push from his friends, making way for an unexpected encounter between the two.

Finally, in “Puting Pasko,” a woman dreams of having a white Christmas in the Philippines. In the spirit of love, her husband goes the extra mile and grants his wife’s winter wonderland wish.

With this campaign, GMA wishes to bring forth the far greater joy that giving brings especially during the Holiday season.

For behind the scene photos and videos of Walang Imposible Sa Pasko ng Kapuso, click HERE.


Marian Rivera Covers Preview Magazine November 2012 Issue

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Marian Rivera Covers Preview Magazine November 2012 Issue



Marian Rivera, wearing one of Nina Gatan's creations for Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards (PEFTA)2012, looks half a man and half woman on the cover of Preview Magazine November 2012 issue - the thickest Preview issue this year.

Aside from Marian, this issue also bears Preview's supplement copy for men called "Preview Men" with Enchong Dee on the cover.

Interesting articles on this issue includes "260 Pages of Pre-Holiday Fashion and Beauty," "How to Spruce Up Your Wardrobe Basics to Work with A/W 2012's Trends," "The Beauty 100: Everything a Fashion Girl Needs to Know About Hair Care, Makeup and Skin Care"  and many more.

Preview Magazine November 2012 issue is now available in all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Aside from Preview, Marian also covers MOD Magazine November 2012 issue, click HERE.

Kathryn Bernardo Covers MEG Magazine November 2012 Issue

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Kathryn Bernardo Covers MEG Magazine November 2012 Issue 



Rejoice endorser and  "Princess & I" star Kathryn Bernardo talks about being an ordinary teen behind the superstardom and what she thought of rumored real-life love interest Daniel Padilla in November issue of MEG Magazine.

Aside from Kathryn, this "Best of 2012" issue also features top choice articles like "100+ Gift Ideas," "Department Store Fashion Face-Off," "155+ Beauty Picks Products, Treatments, Destinations." "Diet Trends: What Really Works" and many more.

MEG Magazine November 2012 issue is now available in all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.
What's trending? Click HERE.
 

"24/7 In Love" Official Movie Trailer - Piolo, Kim, Gerald, Bea, John Lloyd, Angelica and Other Star Magic Artists

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"24/7 In Love" Official Movie Trailer - Piolo, Kim, Gerald, Bea, John Lloyd, Angelica and Other Star Magic Artists



Catch here the official full trailer of Star Magic's 20th anniversary celebration movie titled "24/7 In Love".
 
Directed by John D. Lazatin, Mae Czarina Cruz, Frasco Santos Mortiz and Dado Lumibao, the movie features an ensemble of the biggest stars in Philippine showbiz like Piolo Pascual, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Maja Salvador, Diether Ocampo, Zanjoe Marudo, Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby, Pokwang, John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo and many more. 




Produced by Star Cinema, "24/7 In Love" is showing in more than 200 theaters nationwide on November 21, 2012.

What's trending? Click HERE.

Khalil Ramos "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" Music Video

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Khalil Ramos "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" Music Video



Khalil Ramos has released the music video for "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana," the carrier single from his self-titled debut album released by Star Records




Written by Soc Villanueva and won the grand prize in ABS-CBN Himig Handog Music Love Song Festival in 2002, "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" a revival song popularized by Bituin Escalante and Sarah Geronimo, was used as a theme song to Aga Muhlach and Sharon Cuneta's hit movie of the same title. 
 
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Marian Rivera Covers MOD Magazine November 2012 Issue

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Marian Rivera Covers MOD Magazine November 2012 Issue



MOD is right! Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera is beautiful, in demand and feisty as usual - perfect to become their cover star for the month of November 2012.

Aside from a must-read article about Marian, this issue also features topics like "Roar-Worthy Animal Prints," "Date Night Make-up Tricks," "Wardrobe Storage Solutions," "Coffee Tales and Secrets + The City's Best Brewed Drinks" and many more.

MOD Magazine November 2012 issue is now available in all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

What's trending? Click HERE.
 

Andi Eigenmann Covers Esquire Magazine November 2012 Issue

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 Andi Eigenmann Covers Esquire Magazine November 2012 Issue



I am so sure that you will either feel envy or love Andi Eigenmann in this cover of Esquire Philippines Magazine November 2012 issue. 

Contrary to the magazine's "Fiction" theme this month, Andi, following her brave (I mean doing all those sexy scenes with equally hot Derek Ramsay) character in the movie "A Secret Affair", is undeniably uber hot in the cover photo wearing nothing but a blue string bikini bottom.  

Esquire Philippines Magazine November 2012 issue is now available in all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.


Gina Pareño and Dante Rivero Fulfill the Promise of True Love this Saturday in “MMK”

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Gina Pareño and Dante Rivero Fulfill the Promise of True Love this Saturday in “MMK”



Highly acclaimed veteran actors Gina Pareño and Dante Rivero will topbill “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (November 3).

They will portray the roles of childhood sweethearts Eliza and Lito, who after 45 years, when their spouses died already, were reunited to fulfill their promises of love to each other.

Amid the strong resistance of their children, how will Eliza and Lito realize their ultimate dream to walk down the aisle as each other’s first and last love?

Together with Gina and Dante in this week’s “MMK” episode are Sunshine Garcia, Rodjun Cruz, Belle Mariano, Nathaniel Britt, Justin Cuyugan, Mike Lloren, Encar Benedicto, Gilleth Sandico, Paolo Serrano, Bryan Termulo, and Janica Pareño.




It was researched by Alexandra Mae Martin, written by Joan Habana, and directed by Raz de la Torre. Don’t miss the romantic love story of “MMK” this Saturday, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN.


Angelica Panganiban to Shaina Magdayao: "Hindi Siya Big Deal"; Who Leads the Rating? A Beautiful Affair, Temptation of Wife or The Amazing Race Philippines?

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Angelica Panganiban to Shaina Magdayao: "Hindi Siya Big Deal"; Who Leads the Rating? A Beautiful Affair, Temptation of Wife or The Amazing Race Philippines?



On Monday, October 29, ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 aired, almost at the same time, the pilot telecasts of its newest primetime flagship programs "A Beautiful Affair" topbilled by John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo,  "The Amazing Race Philippines" hosted by Derek Ramsay and "Temptation of Wife" starring Marian Rivera, Rafael Rossell, Glaiza de Castro and Dennis Trillo. 

Can you guess who won in the ratings?

According to AGB Nielsen Mega Manila TV Households ratings, "A Beautiful Affair" received an overnight ratings of 24.5% and 38.3% audience share.
"Temptation of Wife" on the other hand, got 23.5% ratings and 35.3% audience share. While "The Amazing Race Philippines" places third with 5.1% rating and 7.9% audience share.

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When asked about what relationship she has now with Shaina Magdayao, Angelica Panganiban said she and his current boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz' ex-girlfriend has no issue at all.

"Hindi naman kami nagkikita, hindi naman kami nagkukulong sa isang kwarto para magyakapan. Hindi siya big deal. 'Yung past kaya natapos 'yon kasi may ibig sabihin." Angelica said during the Banana Split 4th Anniversary presscon.

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Kyla confirmed she is 3-months pregnant with her first child with husband Rich Alvarez on Sunday, in Party Pilipinas. Watch Kyla's pregnancy announcement on the video below:




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Katrina Halili's colorful and intriguing life story will be the initial featured presentation of Mel Tiangco's weekly drama anthology "Magpakailanman" when the show returns on weekend primetime TV starting November 24, Saturday.

What's trending? Click HERE.

Juris Releases ‘Paskong Puno ng Kasiyahan’ Album

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Juris Releases ‘Paskong Puno ng Kasiyahan’ Album



The Soothing Voice of Asia, Juris, gives a special gift to Filipinos across the globe as she releases her all-OPM Christmas album titled “Paskong Puno Ng Kasiyahan.”

Released under Star Records, Juris‘ first Christmas album features five original tracks, including “Ilang Pasko Pa Ba” written and arranged by Arnie Mendaros; “Nakaraang Pasko” by Tats Faustino; “Mas Maligayang Pasko” by Jungee Marcelo; “Paskong Wala Ka” written by Yugel Losarata and arranged by Jonathan Manalo; “Christmas Time” by Carla Lozada-Concio and Francis Concio; and the carrier single “Paskong Puno Ng Kasiyahan” composed Juris herself.

The album also has one cover song, the anthemic “Sana Ngayong Pasko” written and arranged by Jimmy Borja. Enjoy the Holidays Pinoy style with Juris’ “Paskong Puno Ng Kasiyahan” album, now out nationwide on all record bars for only P199. The tracks can also be downloaded via www.mymusicstore.com.ph and on iTubes. 

For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.


'Ina Kapatid Anak' Now Becomes the Number 1 Primetime Drama Series After 'Walang Hanggan'

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'Ina Kapatid Anak' Now Becomes the Number 1 Primetime Drama Series After 'Walang Hanggan'



ABS-CBN’s top-caliber family drama series “Ina Kapatid Anak,” topbilled by Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Janice de Belen, Cherry Pie Picache, Ariel Rivera, Ronaldo Valdez, Pilar Pilapil and Eddie Gutierrez, has clinched the no. 1 spot in the recent list of overall top TV programs nationwide.

Based on the latest data of Kantar Media last Tuesday (October 29), “Ina Kapatid Anak” reached its newest all-time high national TV rating of 33.7%, or more than 16 points higher than its newest rival program in GMA “Aso Ni San Roque” only got 18.3%.

Continue to get hooked on the compelling a tale of the entwined lives of Continue to get hooked on the compelling a tale of the entwined lives of Celyn (Kim), Margaux (Maja), Liam (Xian), Ethan (Enchong), Beatrice (Janice), Julio (Ariel), Teresa (Cherry Pie), Lucas (Eddie), Yolanda (Pilar) and Zacharias (Ronaldo) in “Ina Kapatid Anak” every night, 8:15pm, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For more updates, log on to www.facebook.com/InaKapatidAnak.TV or follow @_InaKapatidAnak on Twitter.


Justin Timberlake “Troubles” the Game in New Sports Drama

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Justin Timberlake “Troubles” the Game in New Sports Drama             



Newlywed music superstar and talented actor Justin Timberlake is back on the screen as baseball scout Johnny Flanagan who develops feelings for the daughter (Amy Adams) of a veteran scout (Clint Eastwood), in Warner Bros.' engaging drama “Trouble With The Curve.”

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

I think Johnny is the character who looks at situations most honestly, and thus is the catalyst in forcing Mickey and Gus to face their issues,” director Robert Lorenz notes. “He is a warm, likeable, energetic, charming guy, all of which can be said of Justin as well. He and Amy are both such good actors and had so much fun with their scenes together that the relationship between their characters seemed to come naturally.”

Timberlake says that the atmosphere Lorenz fostered on set enabled the actors to better define those relationships. “Amy and I were able to establish really good chemistry between the two characters, which I think is a testament to Rob. He was completely all-knowing of the story we were telling, and what was right and what was interesting about each character.

A former pro pitcher, nicknamed The Flame for his 100-mile-per-hour fastball, Johnny’s career was cut short, and he has turned to scouting…for now. Timberlake reveals, “The first time we see him, he’s on the side of the road, watching a bunch of kids in a pick-up game and speaking into a recorder, giving the play-by-play. It’s an early hint that, now that his career as a player is over, he’s honing his chops, hoping to get into broadcasting.”

The actor drew on his own experiences “calling” games. “When I was a kid, I used to mimic the announcers, trying to replicate that rhythm and charisma they have. It’s an audio-only performance so you really have to connect to your audience - the fans - because you’re narrating a part of life that they’re so passionate about.”

It was Gus, in fact, who brought Johnny up to “the show” when he pitched for the Braves. Now, Gus and Johnny, who’s scouting for the Red Sox, are both looking to add a coveted player to their respective teams. In spite of their presumed rivalry, Gus still acts as something of a mentor to the younger man, who even picks up a few pointers from Mickey.




Opening across the Philippines on November 28, “Trouble With The Curve” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


Rihanna "Diamonds" Lyrics Video

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Rihanna "Diamonds" Lyrics Video



Here is the lyric video of Rihanna's latest song "Diamonds" from her upcoming 7th studio album Unapologetic out on November 19.




Hayden Kho - Katrina Halili Case Dismissed by CA; Suddenly It's Magic Graded B by CEB

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Hayden Kho - Katrina Halili Case Dismissed by CA; Suddenly It's Magic Graded B by CEB



Due to the lack of evidence, The Court of Appeals (CA) junked with finality the case filed by Katrina Halili against Hayden Kho in relation to their highly controversial sex video tape that circulated online in 2009 citing "Hayden videotaped their sexual encounter without her consent and was responsible for uploading the sex videos."

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Star Cinema's first Pinoy-Thai film "Suddenly It‘s Magic" starring Thai actor Mario Maurer and Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales has been graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

The movie is showing in more than 200 theaters nationwide on Wednesday, October 31.

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Artista Academy Best Actress winner Sophie Albert is related to the famous Cojuangco clan. Her grandmother is late President Cory Aquino's sister. Sophie now becomes one of the newest addition to the growing number of Cojuangcos in local showbiz.

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Cristine Reyes and Lovi Poe will play as Cesar Montano's love interest in the movie "The Turning Ta­ble: The Untold Story of  Alfredo Lim" which is based on the life of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

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‘Walang Hanggan’ Finale Episode Hits 45.4% TV Ratings

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‘Walang Hanggan’ Finale Episode Hits 45.4% TV Ratings



ABS-CBN’s phenomenal TV drama “Walang Hanggan,” topbilled by Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Susan Roces, Helen Gamboa, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon, Paulo Avelino, Julia Montes, and Coco Martin, recently ended on a high note as its finale soared high in the ratings game and dominated the worlwide trending topics on Twitter.

Based on the latest data of Kantar Media last Friday (October 26), ABS-CBN’s top-rating drama series garnered 45.4% national TV ratings, or more than 29 points ahead versus the farewell episode of its rival program in GMA “Luna Blanca” which only got 16.1%.

Aside from winning the ratings game, “Walang Hanggan” also conquered the popular microblogging site Twitter as hashtags #WalangHangganFinale, Katerina, Paulo Avelino, and RIP Daniel became worldwide trending topics due to the numerous tweets of TV viewers about the touching scenes of Daniel (Coco) and Katerina’s (Julia) deaths. The Twitter timeline was flooded with positive tweets like: “@LoveAprille: Congrats to the cast and crew for the #WalangHangganFinale! We stayed up in Sydney just to watch it! You all did an amazing job;” “@JelaiSalomeo: It was my first time to witness a happily ever after. It wasn’t good. It was brilliant! #WalangHangganFinale;” and “@axlguillermo: Sobrang ganda talaga ng ending ng #WalangHangganFinale. Talagang pinaghandaan nila. Congratulations sa lahat ng cast at crew. Mahusay!”

Completing the powerhouse cast of “Walang Hanggan” are top-caliber actors including Nonie Buencamino, Ogie Diaz, Arlene Muhlach, Eda Nolan, John Medina, Shamaine Buencamino, Josh Ivan Morales, Valerie Concepcion, Dante Rivero, Richard Yap, and Eula Valdes. It was under the direction of Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Trina Dayrit.

The timeslot left by “Walang Hanggan” was taken oven by “Ina Kapatid Anak,” which now airs after “Princess and I.”

For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com, or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


Weekend Box Office Results: 'Skyfall' Breaks All James Bond 007's Box Office Record

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Weekend Box Office Results: 'Skyfall' Breaks All James Bond 007's Box Office Record



"Skyfall" has taken more in its opening weekend at the British box office than any previous James Bond film, its producers said on Monday.

Starring Daniel Craig as 007 for a third time, "Skyfall" has made $32.2 million in Britain and Ireland since opening in both countries on Friday, according to a statement on its website.

"We are absolutely overwhelmed with the reaction to Skyfall this weekend," said producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

"It is particularly thrilling as the UK is home to James Bond and it being the 50th anniversary year."

Critics have declared the 23rd Bond film, starring Spanish actor Javier Bardem as Bond's latest nemesis, to be one of the finest in the suave British spy's 50 years on the screen.

Directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes, it opens with a spectacular chase scene in an Istanbul market but returns to home ground with a terror attack in London.

The Bond franchise is one of the most successful in history, with the 22 other films released so far taking more than $5 billion (3.85 billion euros).

Bond was first transported from Ian Fleming's novels to the silver screen in 1962 with "Dr No", starring Sean Connery.


Walk Like a Star with Converse Fall 2012 Collection

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Walk Like a Star with Converse Fall 2012 Collection



Converse celebrates the changing season with new colors and modernized silhouettes as it unveils its Fall 2012 Collection. For the past years, Converse has successfully has evolved to be the shoe of choice of a wider audience, because of its iconic look and stylish comfort. It’s still the same, familiar kicks, reinvented and made new again to unleash the creative spirit of the consumer.

Living up to its reputation as, Converse remains true to its heritage and embraces its pioneering spirit in its pursuit of greatness.

Converse’s latest collection is a reflection of its never-say-die Americana character. The collection offers a diverse portfolio of footwear, including new takes on the classics - Jack Purcell, Pro Leather and Chuck Taylor. At the same time, a new line of Chuck Taylor All Star Boots Collection is set to add a renewed sophistication to its classic look to further stamp its mark in the streetwear scene.

Considered the oldest sneaker in history, the Converse Chucks is synonymous with cool, especially among the young. Expect a new, creative and spirited collection. It brings an optimistic mindset, relaxed and comfortable in your own skin. Converse’s latest collection of Chuck Taylor All Star Boots and Chuck Taylor Leather encompasses all markets, proving that youth is not an age, but an attitude. 

In the local scene, Converse’s boots line is not yet as easily recognizable as its iconic sneakers. However, heads will turn once one sees the collection’s sleek look and enhanced comfort and flexibility. The Chuck Taylor All Stars Boots Collection illustrates the extremes of the fashion and footwear spectrum – from the classic and iconic to grungy rebellion. The collection is a rugged yet sophisticated version of the classic Chuck Taylors, highlighted by pops of color or detail on a well loved silhouette, a signature style Converse has been known for – a platform for self-expression.

To encourage creativity, you can customize your pair by mixing-and-matching designs, choosing from different-colored shoelaces to complement the color of the boots. The collection comes in a variety of colors including black, chocolate, olive green, among others. Its rough exterior balances the light-weight feel, re-engineered and redesigned to bring more comfort, flexibility and traction. Perfect as casual footwear or long walks and hikes. And as with other classic Chucks, the boots come with the not-to-be-missed Chuck Taylor All Star ankle patch.

Another highlight from the latest Converse collection is the Chuck Taylor Leather Collection. Converse’s Chuck Taylors enduring silhouette gets revamped to give a bit of edge to the iconic shoe. A daring and confident move showing its willingness to challenge the status quo.

Converse has re-worked their classic Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers to unite creative spirits inspired by urban street culture. Unlike the classic Chuck Taylor sneakers, the collection is all-leather, dropping the canvas for a premium leather make-up. The Limited collection enhances the silhouette that we know and love with a leather upper, keeping its heritage alive with an electric personality. No need to hide your Chucks under your pants since the collection is perfect for any dressy occasion.




Also included in Converse’s latest collection are revitalized versions of the Jack Purcell and Pro Leather Collections. The Jack Purcell features leather, cotton and canvas portraying an image of classic, understated style. Its rugged style is finished off with a vulcanized outsole. The Pro-Leather Collection, on the other hand, reveals an updated version with bold colors in both suede and leather, with an instantly recognizable Star Chevron logo.

The diversity in Converse’s Fall 2012 Collection only shows that Converse is continually in search for advances and modern approaches to revolutionize the classic and iconic footwear and maintain its rich heritage and reputation as the leading shoe company in the world. Indeed, Converse shows no signs of slowing down.

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo Show How to Choose Between Love and Loyalty in "A Beautiful Affair"

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John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo Show How to Choose Between Love and Loyalty in "A Beautiful Affair"



Ten years after their successful debut on primetime television, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo reunite in a mature love story that tackles the dilemma of choosing between love and loyalty in A Beautiful Affair which premieres on October 29 on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Spicing up this sweeping romantic teleserye is actor John Estrada, who stars in his biggest drama series to date. The much-awaited series is one of the highlights of the tenth anniversary celebration of the most successful team of their generation.

Follow the love story of three people who will each face the toughest obstacles in a relationship and will be forced to make a choice between steadfast loyalty and passionate love.

Leon Riego (John Lloyd), a brilliant architect and Gen Saavedra (Bea), an heiress, first meet in Austria as two broken souls. Their mutual attraction will temporarily unburden them of their respective miseries – Leon from the guilt brought by the death of his adoptive mother, and Gen who is trying to move on from the betrayal of a former lover.

Together, they wind up spending the time of their lives by getting on a romantic escapade to Vienna and Salzburg. In each other’s pains they find strength, and in each other’s bitterness they find love.

Despite the undeniable attraction between them, they decide to part ways and fix their lives before choosing to love again.

They meet after a year but, to Leon’s surprise, Gen is already in a relationship with construction magnate Edward (John Estrada) who has been an important figure in his life since childhood and has helped him achieve his dream of becoming an architect.

How will Edward deal with the knowledge of Gen’s encounter with Leon in the past? Who between the two men will Gen really choose? Which will carry more weight for Leon – his love for Gen which he believes will mend his shattered soul or his loyalty to Edward brought by debt of gratitude?

A Beautiful Affair takes full circle with the return of the people who first brought John Lloyd and Bea’s love team to the small screen - now business unit head Laurenti Dyogi and now director Katrina Flores. Dyogi was the director of the love team’s first teleserye, the highly acclaimed and top-rating Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, while Flores was the headwriter.

Part of the A Beautiful Affair cast are excellent actors Dimples Romana, John Arcilla, Jaime Fabregas, Maritoni Fernandez, Ana Roces, Janus del Prado, and Megan Young together with Jim Paredes and PBB Unlimited Big Winner Slater Young who will appear in their first-ever teleserye.

Watch out for the grand launch of A Beautiful Affair on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida on October 29. For updates on the program, visit www.abeautifulaffair.abs-cbn.com, like www.facebook.com/ABeautifulAffairPH or follow @OfficialABA on Twitter.


Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio Team Up in 'Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa'

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Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio Team Up in 'Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa' 


GMA Network is known for its top rating and high quality Telefantasya series such as Mulawin, Encantadia, Alice Bungisngis and My Daddy Dearest that surely enchanted and charmed the hearts of viewers of all ages and at the same time made them laugh, cry and fall in love. This coming November, GMA presents "Paroa: Ang Kwento ni Mariposa", another Telefantasya that will not only tackle love but also family values and relationships. Paroa, Ang Kuwento Ni Mariposa will replace Moon Embracing The Sun beginning November 5 before 24 Oras. 

This original drama-fantasy series is topbilled by one of today’s hottest young love team on Philippine TV – Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio. With the recent success of their tandem in the primetime drama Luna Blanca, they are back as they relive their onscreen love team as Mariposa and Inigo on GMA’s early prime series.   

Completing the star-studded cast are Joyce Ching as Becca, Miguel Tanfelix as Joko, Bianca Umali as Leah, Rita de Guzman as Lizzy, Ren Escano as Betty, and Agot Isidro as Amalia with Alicia Mayer as Rosanna, Maritoni Fernandez as Belen,  Tanya Garcia as Aurora, Gino Dela Pena as Roman and Marc Acueza as Desmond.   




The series tells the story of Mariposa (Barbie), who belongs to the kingdom of the butterfly people, known as Paroa. However, she will grow up in the human world because their kingdom got destroyed. Her mother Aurora (Tanya), the queen of Paroa, will save her from the destruction of their kingdom.  

Thus, Mariposa will grow up under the care of Amalia (Agot) who treats her as her own child despite her strange looks – Mariposa’s skin is similar to a higad.  Despite people making fun of her because of her looks, Mariposa will still have a cheerful and optimistic disposition. However, her life will change when she transforms into a beautiful Paroa.  

Meanwhile, Inigo (Derrick) will grow up hating the Paroas because her mother Rosanna (Alicia) told him that his father died because of them. He will be Mariposa’s high school classmate. He has a bad-boy image and always gets kicked out from school that’s why he is still in his sophomore year. Inigo and Mariposa will be friends but because of peer pressure he will also mock and make fun of Mariposa.  

However, when Mariposa transforms into a beautiful Paroa, Inigo will like and develop feelings towards her not knowing that she is the same girl who he mocked and at the same time a Paroa who he grew up hating.  

With Mariposa’s transformation into a beautiful Paroa, she will face the biggest decision in life. Will she choose Aurora, her real mother or Amalia, the person who raised and treated her as her own child? What will happen when Inigo finds out that Mariposa, the girl she likes is a Paroa? 




Under the direction of Mark Reyes, Paroa, Ang Kuwento Ni Mariposa premieres November 5 right before 24 Oras on GMA Early Prime block.


‘Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo’ to Bid Goodbye on November 16

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‘Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo’ to Bid Goodbye on November 16



ABS-CBN’s controversial afternoon drama series, “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo,” topbilled by Shaina Magdayao, Bangs Garcia, Ron Morales, and Jake Cuenca, is set to air its final episode on November 16 (Friday).

Since it aired last April, afternoon televiewers were so hooked on the fierce plot of the series that its remarkabled ratings performance pushed the network to extend it. And after almost seven months of airing, the compelling story of the entwined lives of Sarah (Shaina), Paul (Jake), Rino (Ron), and Mia (Bangs) will come to an end. Will Sarah and Paul overcome all the dubious plans of Mia? 

Don’t miss the last three weeks of “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo,” weekdays, after “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For more updates log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


NEWS5 Launches Aksyon Undas 2012

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NEWS5 Launches Aksyon Undas 2012


As millions of Filipinos flock to cemeteries to pay respects to their departed loved ones, Rescue5 and News5 Aksyon Center will be on alert around the clock to assist Kapatids via Aksyon Undas 2012.

From October 31 to November 1, the emergency response and public service units of News5 will set up 24-hour first-aid stations and public assistance desks in Manila North and South Cemeteries. Those commemorating their departed loved ones in these areas can avail of the following services for free: wheelchair assistance for senior citizens, blood pressure monitoring, drinking water stations in partnership with Maynilad, phone calls via Smart Communications, and electronic device charging through One Meralco Foundation. 

News5 will continue delivering live and real-time reports in different points in key cities. From cemeteries to bus terminals, to airports and sea ports, News5 will be available to guide motorists, passengers and visitors during the long weekend.  

Rescue5 will also air road safety information plugs to guide motorists who will be going to the provinces. Stay tuned to TV5, Aksyon TV, Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM and InterAksyon.com for the latest news in the observance of All Saints’ Day.


'Temptation of Wife' Pilot Episode Airs Tonight on GMA-7

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'Temptation of Wife' Pilot Episode Airs Tonight on GMA-7



The much awaited Philippine adaptation of the top-rating Korean series "Temptation of Wife" airs its pilot episode tonight after Aso ni San Roque on GMA-7, replacing Luna Blanca, which ended last Friday.

Starring the kapuso network's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, leading men Dennis Trillo, Rafael Rossel and actress Glaiza de Castro, "Temptation of Wife" tells of a wife, Angeline Santos (Marian), who endures the torment of being a submissive housewife to an indifferent and infidel husband Marcel (Dennis Trillo) for the sake of saving their marriage. In the end, her patience snaps and she decides she's had enough.  She rises from her meek and gentle stature and dons on a new personality - that of a sophisticated and confident woman -- thanks to the help of a dashing gentleman named Nigel (Rafael), who's got feelings for her.  Angeline takes advantage of her new stature to take revenge against her husband and his paramour, Heidi (Glaiza), who also happens to be Angeline's former bestfriend.

Directed by Dominic Zapata, the series also stars Rio Locsin as Minda; Raymond Bagatsing as Romeo; Michelle Madrigal as Chantal Armada; Antonio Aquitania as Leo; Ayen Munji-Laurel as Lady Armada; Bettina Carlos as Madel; Rez Cortez as Abner and Ms. Cherie Gil as Stella. 

The original (Korean) version of the series garnered very high ratings when it first aired in GMA's afternoon prime block prompting the network to re-run it in its primetime (Telebabad) block.  Even during its second run, the series still reaped very high ratings even besting other locally-produced dramas.

Although the Philippine version won't deviate much from the original, some elements and characters have been adapted to suit the taste of local viewers.  The story was tweaked a bit to fit into the local context with the hope of making it more relatable to the Filipino audience.

"Temptation of Wife" airs from Monday to Friday, after Aso ni San Roque (9:00pm) on GMA Telebabad. 

For the latest updates about the show, follow its official Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TemptationOfWife2012) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gmatow) accounts.  

Netizens are encouraged to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #TemptationOfWife.


'Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay' to be Released in SM Cinemas Starting October 31

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'Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay' to be Released in SM Cinemas Starting October 31



Cinema One brings back the lovable “Dakilang Extra” Lilia Cuntapay through the award-winning 7th Cinema One Originals Film Festival movie entry Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay in a special theatrical run in SM Theaters this Halloween beginning October 31. 

It features Cuntapay’s life as an often disregarded old woman who portrays ghostly and sinister roles in various Filipino horror films.

Writer-director Antoinette Jadaone’s directing style aims to show who Lilia Cuntapay is - outside her big horror façade. “This movie will definitely be about the heartbreaks and the joyous life of Lilia Cuntapay,” Jadaone said.

I talked to Nanay Lilia and reminded her that in this film, she’s not a paranormal figure. She won’t show her finesse in horror but rather what she really is in real life. I infused some animations and surrealism in this movie, but it still remains truthful,” she added.

Cuntapay won the Best Actress award at the Cinema One Originals awards while the film won Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Prize and Best Supporting Actress for Geraldine Villamil.

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay is Jadaone’s first full-length feature. The film veers away from Cuntapay’s same-old-story role.

According to a review written by Karen of audreymagazine.com, “Six Degrees will have you laughing and feeling good throughout. Whether her portrayal in this mockumentary is just part of the show or not, Cuntapay comes off as very adorable, quirky, and imaginative.”  Both the film and Cuntapay as a celebrity were big hits with the festival audience in Italy and South Korea.

Get to know the popular white lady behind most horror films on Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay. It will be shown in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Sta. Mesa, and SM Bacoor beginning October 31.


Sarah Geronimo's TV5 Transfer, 'It's Showtime' US Franchise, Iza Calzado Wedding Plans and Dingdong Dantes - Lorna Tolentino May-December Affair

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Sarah Geronimo's TV5 Transfer, 'It's Showtime' US Franchise, Iza Calzado Wedding Plans and Dingdong Dantes - Lorna Tolentino May-December Affair



After Eat Bulaga!'s highly successful Indonesian franchise (currently the number 1 late afternoon show in Indonesia), its rival show "It's Showtime" is reportedly set to have its own franchise, not in Asia, but in USA.

According to reports, a well-known US director/producer is now in talks with ABS-CBN for possible airing of the said ABS-CBN noontime show in one of the major US TV network.

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Is Sarah Geronimo planning to transfer to TV5 when her contract expires this December? The answer is a big NO!

A source close to Sarah and his talent management Viva Entertainment said there is no plan of moving Sarah to either TV5 or GMA-7.

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In rumor that she is planning to settle down soon with her boyfriend Ben Wintle, Iza Calzado said, "Wala, bata pa ako eh. Hindi ko pa nakikita ‘yung sarili ko [settling down]. Maybe in three years." 

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After its decision to shelve "Haram", GMA-7 is now set to produce another teleserye to be starred by Haram's original cast Dingdong Dantes, Kylie Padilla and Lorna Tolentino.

Tentatively titled "Pahiram ng Sandali", the story will revolve around the love triangle between Kylie and the  May-December love affair of Dingdong and Lorna.


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‘Ina Kapatid Anak’ Takes Over Timeslot of ‘Walang Hanggan’

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‘Ina Kapatid Anak’ Takes Over Timeslot of ‘Walang Hanggan’



Beginning tonight (October 29), ABS-CBN’s top-rating family drama series “Ina Kapatid Anak” will air on an earlier timeslot after “Princess and I.”

The teleserye topbilled by Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Janice de Belen, Cherry Pie Picache, Ariel Rivera, Ronaldo Valdez, Pilar Pilapil and Eddie Gutierrez will take over the timeslot that was left by the phenomenal TV drama “Walang Hanggan,” which ended last Friday (October 26). 

How will Celyn’s (Kim) change especially now that s he is getting closer to the family of her biological parents Beatrice (Janice) and Julio (Ariel)? Don’t miss “Ina Kapatid Anak” every night, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For more updates, log on to www.facebook.com/InaKapatidAnak.TV or follow @_InaKapatidAnak on Twitter.


Daniel Craig Plays His Best James Bond Role Ever in ‘Skyfall’

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Daniel Craig Plays His Best James Bond Role Ever in ‘Skyfall’



Daniel Craig leads the cast of Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “Skyfall,” his third film as James Bond 007. “Bond is actually remarkably difficult part to play, because he says very little, and the moment you make him say too much, it’s not Bond anymore,” says Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes.

 “He operates on instinct a lot of the time. He has his own inner demons and he doesn’t reveal them to other characters, and yet the audience needs to be aware of them, especially in this particular movie,” Mendes adds. “In `Skyfall,’ the audience has got to see him, in a sense, fall apart and put himself back together again, but none of the other characters see what’s really going on behind the curtain. Daniel’s done that, I think, brilliantly.”

It was Craig who invited his friend, Mendes, to direct “Skyfall.” “When we started talking about it, I felt a connection with someone who had exactly the same enthusiasm and respect for the Bond films that I did,” says Craig. “And, of course, I deeply respect Sam as a director. I said to him, ‘This is going to be a new experience for you – trust me, because I made two of them and it was a very new experience for me. Nothing can quite prepare you.’”

Daniel’s one of the greatest actors that we’ve ever had,” says producer Barbara Broccoli. “He has inhabited the role of Bond and he’s pushed it in directions that one wouldn’t have thought possible. Starting with `Casino Royale’ and going into `Quantum of Solace,’ and certainly in this film, he really reveals Bond’s inner life in a way that we’ve never seen before, in a way that author Ian Fleming does in the books, where you really feel as if you understand the inner turmoil and complexity and conflicts. With this screenplay and with Sam, we’ve unearthed a lot of the emotion connected to Bond’s own past and mined the dramatic tension that stems from that.”




Broccoli explains that “Skyfall” explores the relationship between Bond and M (Judi Dench) – perhaps more than in any of the 22 previous films. “We wanted to really mine the relationship between Bond and M, because it is the most significant relationship he has in his life,” says the producer. “M is the only person who represents authority to him. You have two extraordinary actors, and we just thought – let’s go all the way. It’s worked extremely well. It’s a very emotional story.”

Their relationship is based on mutual respect,” says Craig. “They both know that every time the chips are down, one of them will have to make a sacrifice – it’s difficult to have a touchy-feely relationship with someone under those circumstances. But at the same time – and Sam was very keen on this – Bond’s always had in the back of his mind that there’s a bit more. It’s something he never shows, but the connection is there – and I get a kick out of that as an actor, to play a life you can’t show.”

Bond audiences expect that a Bond film will deliver plenty of action, and off course, no actor had more stunts than Craig. Co-star Javier Bardem describes watching Craig take on the role: “There is some physicality to the role that you have to be prepared to do, but of course mine compared to Daniel’s was nothing. And he does the action scenes so easily – From the outside, watching him, I was thinking, ‘If I were you, I wouldn’t be doing that!’” Bardem laughs. “I mean, I did a little bit, but nothing in comparison to with what Daniel did.

Daniel’s an extremely hard working actor, probably the hardest working actor I’ve ever seen,” says producer Michael G. Wilson. “And it’s not only the mental preparation, but the physical preparation. He works out like a demon, like a professional athlete. He is really committed to the role, committed to being Bond.

Broccoli adds, “Daniel contributes a great deal to designing the action and the fights in particular and he’s the one who really pulls it off, because he wants to do as much of it as he possibly can. We were in Turkey for the train sequence and I had my heart in my mouth the whole time; he and Ola Rapace were fighting on the roof of a moving train and the moves that they were doing were just heart stopping. Daniel’s the reason why the action works as well as it does because he sells it, he’s up there and I think audiences know that.




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.

John Lloyd Cruz Admits Relationship with Angelica Panganiban (Video)

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John Lloyd Cruz Admits Relationship with Angelica Panganiban (Video)



John Lloyd Cruz, on Sunday, October 28, finally admitted that he and fellow Kapamilya actress Angelica Panganiban are in a relationship during the promo of his latest romance-dramaserye "A Beautiful Affair" on The Buzz.

Watch the kilig admission of Lloydie in the video below:




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Mario Maurer Arrives in Manila for "Suddenly It's Magic" Promo

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Mario Maurer Arrives in Manila for "Suddenly It's Magic" Promo


 
Mario Maurer is expected to arrive in Manila anytime soon to promote his first Pinoy movie "Suddenly It's Magic" opposite Erich Gonzales.

The Thai Superstar and his Kapamilya leading lady are expected to appear in various press conference and  ABS-CBN shows this week to promote the said Star Cinema-produced movie. They are also scheduled to attend the movie's premiere night on Tuesday, October 30, at SM Megamall Cinema 10.

Directed by Rory B. Quintos, "Suddenly It's Magic" is showing in more than 200 theaters nationwide on October 31, 2012.

Nora Aunor to Ex-President Joseph Estrada: "Patawarin nyo ako President."

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Nora Aunor to Ex-President Joseph Estrada: "Patawarin nyo ako President."



Boy Abunda, a self-confessed Noranian, had the greatest time of his career when he was given the great opportunity to interview the one and only Superstar Nora Aunor during his birthday celebration on "The Buzz" - a birthday wish come true.

Being the best at what he does, Boy was able to make Nora talked about sensitive issues about her life, her "bestfriend" John Rendez, Lotlot de Leon's reconciliation with her biological parents, her career and the restored version of the her multi-awarded classic movie "Himala" which will be released by Star Cinema in selected theaters this December.



But, for me, the highlight of the said interview was when Boy asked Nora about the recent status of her relationship with Joseph "Erap" Estrada. Nora, to my delight, humbly asked for Erap's forgiveness.

Here's how the interview went on:

Boy: Nagkausap na po kayo ng dating President?
Nora: Hindi pa po pero malay mo may pagkakataon na magkasalubong.

Boy: At saka ang kaibigan, kaibigan.
Nora: Opo kung anuman ang mga nangyari noong nakaraan sana ay magkapatawaran na. Sa akin kasi kung nagkamali ako, alam mo naman ako humihingi naman ako ng tawad.

Boy: Ate Guy, kung bibigyan ka ng pagkakataong makausap si dating President anong nais nyong sabihin?
Nora: Patawarin niyo 'ko President [laughs]. Yun lang. Kung ano yung pagkakamali ko sana mawala na sa isip at mapatawad. Kasi walang masama kung aaminin mong nagkamali ka. Kung di ka mapatawad, di mo na kasalanan yun. At least pinakita mo na taos sa puso mo na humihingi ka ng tawad sa kanya, hindi ba?

It will be recalled that their friendship was put on a bad light when the Superstar refused to support the former President during his impeachment trial in year 2000.

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