Saturday, January 12, 2013

New ABS-CBN Umaganda, Primetanghali Lineup

New ABS-CBN Umaganda, Primetanghali Lineup

Kapamilya viewers can look forward to a fresh lineup of Kapamilya offerings during ABS-CBN's daytime block starting Monday, january 14, as two new shows join the top-rating series topbilled by Jodi Sta. Maria.

Starting Monday (January 14), "Be Careful With My Heart" and the reality cooking show "MasterChef: Pinoy Edition" will be joined by the Philippine edition of the popular game show "Minute to Win It" and the Korean drama "You're Still the One."

The latest in ABS-CBN's "Asianovela" offerings tells the story of a married couple, Nelson and Susan, whose desperate need to free him from imprisonment puts their relationship to a test.

A woman from Nelson's past, Sheryn, vows to help him be freed from jail, on the condition that he will marry her and fake his divorce with Susan.

The love triangle will unfold weekdays at 9:45 a.m. starting Monday. It will be followed by "MasterChef: Pinoy Edition" at 10:15 a.m.

Meanwhile, celebrities will join host Luis Manzano in the pilot week of "Minute to Win It".

Comedienne-actress Ai Ai delas Alas will put her skills to the test on Monday, for a chance to win P1 million. Also set to try their luck next week are actress Cristine Reyes, singer Rico J. Puno, actress Maja Salvador, actor Zanjoe Marudo, comedienne K Brosas, at Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup.

Like its American counterpart - the game show has been franchised in 40 countries so far - "Minute to Win It" will have contestants take part in a series of challenges that utilize everyday items seen at home, in school or at the office.

Each challenge should be completed in less than a minute. The increasing difficulty of the challenges corresponds to a bigger cash prize every round. The goal: the jackpot prize of P1 million.

"Minute to Win It" will air weekday mornings at 11 a.m., starting Monday. The game show will be followed by "Be Careful with My Heart".

Now on its new 11:45 a.m. timeslot, the Kapamilya "kilig-serye" continues to tell the story of aspiring flight attendant Maya (Sta. Maria), who leaves the province for Manila to pursue her dreams.

Her life plan takes a detour when she becomes the maid of the family of single dad and businessman Richard Lim (Yap), for whom she later develops romantic feelings.

The noontime variety program "It's Showtime", meanwhile, will air at 12:30 p.m. starting next week.

Pamela Spella and Vanessa Ishitani' TV5 Reality Show 'Alabang Housewives' Trailer

Pamela Spella and Vanessa Ishitani' TV5 Reality Show 'Alabang Housewives' Trailer

Two fan favorites from the first season of The Amazing Race Philippines return to Pinoy TV with their very own reality show -  The Alabang Housewives! Premiering on January 14 (Monday) at 10:00AM, the daily morning show features Pamela Spella and Vanessa Ishitani facing a different set of new challenges as they take on the world with their trademark √©lan and style.

Viewers were already introduced to the duo’s quirks on the Race but a show dedicated to documenting their lives presents a different kind of challenge. The dynamic duo will get to rub elbows with some of the country’s most prominent personalities, as they embark on daily missions and tackle a variety of topics. 

The Alabang Housewives offers viewers a peek into Pamela and Vanessa’s lives as they balance their roles as homemakers, mothers and celebrities. Unknown to most people, mother-of-two Pamela has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has been a beauty consultant for quite some time. She also spends her free time writing poetry and painting. Vanessa, on the other hand, has always been enamored by the spotlight - having auditioned for a couple of television competitions before. When not supervising their family’s poultry business and her own buy-and-sell venture, the self-confessed shopaholic spends time with her two young children.

Pamela and Vanessa represent a new breed of modern Filipinas - driven to succeed and committed to the well-being of their families like never before,” said TV5 FVP for Creative and Entertainment Production Perci Intalan. “We are optimistic that the housewives’ misadventures will not only make our viewers smile but also inspire them to achieve their dreams,” he added.

Alabang Housewives premieres on January 14, Monday, at 10:00AM right before Face to Face.

Anne Curtis Talks About Death of Sister Clare (Video)

Anne Curtis Talks About Death of Sister Clare (Video)

Anne Curtis, in an interview with ABS-CBN's weekly showbiz-oriented talk show "Showbiz Inside Report" aired on Saturday, turned emotional as she recalled the death of her baby sister, Clare, five years ago.

"When she was four months na, she was diagnosed with cardioneuropathy, which has something to do with the heart. For her to have a can't find a four-month-old heart anywhere else in the world," she said.

"I remember it so clearly, I was rehearsing for the noontime show back then, tapos tumawag yung dad ko na they're going to take her off the machines na."

The 27-ear-old actress recalled the experience as being "traumatic" since it was the first time she experienced death in her family. She also had to share her father's pain of having "outlived" one of his children.

"I think it was harder for my dad [Australian national James Curtis-Smith], kasi at his age, parang the one thing he kept on saying was, 'It's so hard to outlive your child. So naawa ako," Anne said.

"Until this day, he always lights a candle for her when we eat kasi parang, hindi niya rin matanggap na 'yung isang anak mo, 'di ba, na-outlive mo."


Fearless Forecast on Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Vice Ganda, Richard Yap and Anne Curtis Revealed this Sunday

Fearless Forecast on Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Vice Ganda, Richard Yap and Anne Curtis Revealed this Sunday

Join Kuya Kim Atienza as he starts the year with snake facts, trivia, and some predictions on your favorite ABS-CBN stars this Sunday (January 13) in “Matanglawin.”

Find out what the year of the water snake holds for Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, and Richard Yap as fortune tellers predict things to expect on their respective careers this year.

Before looking to the future, Kuya Kim showcases different snakes from both land and water, and both tamed and dangerous. Did you know that pythons can squeeze the air out of anything since its grip is six times stronger than a usual tight hug?

But while most people don’t like snakes, others like the Chinese consider snake skin as good luck for businesses, while Indians even hold a festival for snakes where they offer silver necklaces and milk.

If you are feeling not so lucky this 2013, get to know special charms, stones, and gems that can combat bad luck.

Kuya Kim also probes what makes the dates May 25 and June 8 so significant to astrologers. Can the planet Venus actually have something to do with what’s to come in the May 13 elections?

Don’t miss out another exciting adventure in “Matanglawin” this Sunday (Jan 13), 9:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN.

‘Be Careful with My Heart’ Moves Time Slot; ‘Minute To Win It’ Premieres January 14

‘Be Careful with My Heart’ Moves Time Slot; ‘Minute To Win It’ Premieres January 14

Beginning Monday (January 14), the country’s no.1 daytime kilig-serye “Be Careful With My Heart” will air in its newest timeslot, 11:45am.

The Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap starrer will be shown right after ABS-CBN’s newest game show “Minute To Win It.” Continue to spread the good vibes in the morning and fall in love with the exciting new-age fairytale of Maya (Jodi) and Sir Chief (Richard) in “Be Careful With My Heart,” weekdays, 11:45am on ABS-CBn Primetanghali. 

For more updates, log on to, follow @becarefulheart on Twitter; and ‘like’ the show’s official Facebook fanpage at

Meanwhile,  you don’t need special talents or extraordinary intelligence but only a certain level of skill to win P1 million in ABS-CBN’s new game show “Minute to Win It” that begins on Monday (January 14), 11 a.m. on ABS-CBN.

The show will give a whole new meaning to the adage “time is gold” where no effort is too small and every fraction of a second counts. It also encourages players to work hard and practice at home using everyday materials such as pencils, eggs, ping pong balls, and cards for a shot to change their lives.

Studio players only need to complete ten challenges, each under one minute, to bring home the whopping P1 million cash prize.

Host Luis Manzano is excited for his new role in the show to encourage players who are under a lot of pressure.

The biggest challenge is backing up the player. I’ll stand by the player as much as possible. Sometimes players lose the heart to continue so I have to look for ways to build up their confidence to make them get on with the game and earn more money,” he said.

He also added, “In ‘Deal or No Deal,’ I try to be neutral between the Banker and the player. In ‘Pilipinas Got Talent,’ I serve as the contestant’s kabarkada. In ‘Minute to Win It,’ I’m a cheerer.”

Playing in the game show’s pilot episode is comedy concert queen AiAi delas Alas. Some of the games she will have to complete include running a piece of thread through the eyes of ten needles using one hand and knocking over four soda cans using a yo-yo strapped to the back of her waist. Will AiAi bring home P1 million?

Also trying out the show’s nerve-wracking yet simple games during the pilot week are Kapamilya celebrities Cristine Reyes, Rico J. Puno, Maja Salvador, Zanjoe Marudo, K Brosas, and Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup.

“Minute to Win It” made waves in the United States and around the world for its highly addictive and nerve-wracking games that challenge ordinary people to hone their skills. It has been franchised in 40 countries, including Australia, India, and the United Kingdom.

Don’t miss “Minute to Win It,” Mondays to Fridays beginning January 14, 11 a.m. on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit

TV5 Teleseryes to be Released All Over Asia and Africa

TV5 Teleseryes to be Released All Over Asia and Africa

Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGN Limited), the international business arm of TV5, recently announced the line-up of popular TV5 dramas sold to several countries across the globe. PGN Limited has only started overseas program distribution in mid-2011 and has since distributed TV5’s top series in key territories in Asia and Africa.

TV5’s hit primetime series The Poor Heiress (Babaeng Hampaslupa), Roses and Thorns (Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak) and Glamorosa top the list of drama programs airing on free-television in Cambodia, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Nigeria. Dubbed in English, the series are performing well in their early evening primetime slots and have received positive response from viewers. With the success of these shows, viewers from the said countries are clamoring for more TV5 drama series. Plans to distribute suspense thriller Third Eye and the popular eco-fantasy series Enchanted Garden are already underway.

We are proud that TV5 programs are in demand in other countries. TV5 dramas are known for their high quality production and compelling love stories while staying true to core Filipino family values. These are qualities that are greatly appreciated by the global audience,” says Reena de Guzman Garingan, PGN Limited’s head of Sales & Business Development. Garingan also added that the international audience appreciates the world-class talents of award-winning stars in the Kapatid artist roster like Alice Dixson, Lorna Tolentino, and Nora Aunor. 

PGN Limited has also secured more distribution and licensing deals for other TV5 dramas. This 2013, programs like Valiente, PS I Love You, Felina the Cat Princess, Handful of Tears (Isang Dakot na Luha), My Brother, the Hoodlum (Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum), In the Name of the Mother (Sa Ngalan ng Ina), Enchanted Garden, and Third Eye will be available in various languages and distributed all over Asia and Africa . 

International audiences should expect more TV5 program titles for syndication in the coming months as the Network continues to develop new, exciting and dynamic programs that are appealing to both local and international markets.

85th Oscars Awards - 2013 Nominees

85th Oscars Awards - 2013 Nominees

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards or the Oscars have been revealed during the highly-anticipated announcement ceremony on Thursday, January 10, which was presented by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone.

Here is the full list of nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Django Unchained

Best Director

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor

Daniel-Day Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress

Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmannuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Amy Adams, The Master
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay

Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi

Best Animated Feature

The Pirates: Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign-Language Film

War Witch
A Royal Affair

Best Original Song

Before My Time, from Chasing Ice
Everybody Needs A Best Friend, from Ted
Skyfall from Skyfall
Pi’s Lullaby, from Life of Pi
Suddenly, from Les Miserables

Best Original Score

Anna Karenina
Life of Pi

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching For Sugarman

Best Film Editing

Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Cinematography

Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Art Direction/Production Design

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Best Makeup

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Sound Mixing

Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Best Sound Editing

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Short

Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’

Best Live-Action Short

Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow

Best Documentary Short

Mondays at Racine
Kings Point
Open Heart

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CineFilipino 2013 Finalists Named

CineFilipino 2013 Finalists Named

 CineFilipino 2013 Finalists (back row from left to right) Mike Alcazaren, Ato Bautista, CineFilipino Festival Director Vince Nebrida, Mes de Guzman, Randolph Longjas, Ron Bryant, (front row from left to right) Kiri and Sari Dalena, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, and Janice Perez.

CineFilipino recently announced its eight finalists who will each receive a PhP1.5 million seed grant to produce next-generation indie films. They are:

1. Mes de Guzman — Ang Kwento Ni Mabuti  (features a healer named Mabuti who finds a bag containing P5 million)

2. Ato Bautista – Mga Alaala Ng Tag-Ulan (a coming of age love story of a young man‘s first encounter with love, romance and heartbreak)

3. Sigrid Andrea Bernardo – Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita  (tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who falls in love with a 35-year-old woman; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan)

4. Byron “Ron” Bryant — Bingoleras (a comedy about six single women whose lives intersect when a bingo marathon is launched in their church for the barangay fiesta)

5. Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena — The Guerilla Is A Poet (this narrative film has elements of a documentary in depicting an activist‘s journey during Martial Law until his capture in the mountains and the nine years of imprisonment that followed, leading to his birth as a poet)

6. Miguel “Mike” Alcazaren — Puti (Achromatopsia) - a film about a forger who figures in a freak car accident that caused him to develop achromatopsia. This condition renders the person to see only the colors black/white/gray and nothing else)

7. Janice Perez — The Muses (singer Kitchie Nadal conceptualized the plot, which is inspired by the Biblical story of Martha and Mary; the movie tells a story of sibling rivalry in the music business where two sisters find the hidden truths about fame, family and their own selves)

8. Randolph Longjas — Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin  (a cross-cultural comedy about a Filipino-American couple who have to deal with superstitious in-laws, immigration laws, and unexpected pregnancies) 

The 2013 Cine Filipino Film Festival is scheduled to take place from June 26 to July 3, 2013. 

Famous Local and International Celebrities Jump In to Exclusive Barkada Offers of SMART

Famous Local and International Celebrities Jump In to Exclusive Barkada Offers of SMART

SMART endorsers Anne Curtis, Jessica Sanchez,, Maxene Magalona, Elmo Magalona, Phil and James Younghusband, Slick Rick, Tony Toni and Sam YG are inviting you to jump in to barkada-exclusive offers!

One of the “barkada-exclusive” offers of SMART is the ALL OUT 15. By availing this offer, you’re always in the loop plus you can call, text and share with 5 of your friends!

All you need is the “Jump In SIM” which you can get for FREE at the Jump In Roadshow in your school and also in SMART stores! Then simply text “JUMP15″ to 5867 and you instantly get 30 minutes calls to 5 of your friends, UNLI ALL NET texts, and 10mb data surfing for only P15!

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“Jack the Giant Slayer” Unleashes Giant Posters

“Jack the Giant Slayer” Unleashes Giant Posters

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have released five new posters for its upcoming 3D epic action-adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer” featuring the giants Fee, Fye, Foe, Fumm...and Fallon.

The 3D fantasy adventure is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer (“X-Men”) and starring Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”).

In the film, an ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend… and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

The film also stars Eleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle; Stanley Tucci as the deceitful Lord Roderick; Ian McShane as the besieged King Brahmwell; Bill Nighy as the giants’ leader, General Fallon; and Ewan McGregor as palace guard Elmont.

A New Line Cinema presentation, in association with Legendary Pictures, “Jack the Giant Slayer” opens in the Philippines on Feb. 28, 2013 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Piolo Pascual Birthday - Fans Day this Sunday at SM Skydome

Piolo Pascual Birthday - Fans Day this Sunday at SM Skydome

Philippines’ Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual will throw a grand fans day and special birthday treat to his solid supporters this Sunday (January 13) at SM Skydome, 4pm.

Under the production of Star Records, the fans day will highlight Piolo’s launch of “Decades III: Best of OPM,” his eighth album and the third installment of his certified platinum hit and award-winning album series “Decades.” Featured in Piolo’s latest album are his heartfelt renditions of 12 of the greatest Filipinos love songs of the 70’s, 80′s, and 90′s including ‘Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos’ by Gary Valenciano, ‘Be My Lady’ by Martin Nievera, ‘Kailangan Kita’ by Leah Navarro, ‘Paminsan-minsan’ by Richard Reynoso, ‘Leaving Yesterday Behind’ by Keno, ‘Hindi Magbabago’ by Randy Santiago, ‘Ikaw Lang’ by Chad Borja, ‘Kapalaran’ by Rico Puno, ‘Kung Kailangan Mo Ako’ by Rey Valera, ‘Kastilyong Buhangin’ by Basil Valdez, ‘Sa Kanya’ by Ogie Alcasid and its carrier single ‘Ayoko Na Sana,’ which was popularized by Ariel Rivera.

Piolo’s Grand Fans Day is exclusive to fans who will purchase the “Decades III: Best of OPM” album at the event area. “Decades III: Best of OPM” album is now available on all record bars nationwide at only P350. The tracks can also be downloaded via and on iTunes. Don’t miss the chance to bond with Piolo in his Grand Fans Day this Sunday at SM Skydome. For more information about “Decades III: Best of OPM,” visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Cinema One Originals 2013 Now Accepts Entries

9th Cinema One Originals 2013 Now Accepts Entries

The producers of internationally-acclaimed and groundbreaking films such as “Confessional”, “Rome & Juliet”, “Yanggaw”, and “Damgo ni Eleuteria” are now looking for new brave, bold and original stories for the ninth installment of the annual independent film festival, Cinema One Originals.

Just like last year, the fest will be divided into two categories: “Cinema One Plus”, composed of seasoned directors awarded with a two million production budget each and “Cinema One Currents”, composed of new breeds awarded with a one million budget each.

Filmmakers who aspire to be included in the fest must submit the following requirements before January 15 (Tuesday): Accomplished entry form with 2×2 recent photo, complete script of a full-length narrative feature and sequence treatment (must be a Filipino story), resume and filmography, description of production team, and portfolio of previous works in DVD format. Submit these to the Cinema One office located at 8th flr., ELJ Communications Center, Eugenio Lopez Drive, ABS-CBN Quezon City. For more information, visit their Facebook pages at and

Cinema One Originals Festival is one of the biggest and most prestigious festivals in the country with award-winning films such as “Imburnal”, “Six Degrees Separation From Lilia Cuntapay” and “Palitan” to name a few and commercial films such as “Paano Ko Sasabihin” and “Slumber Party”. Winners from the past years have achieved local and global recognition; many of them have been nominated and won awards in various film festivals worldwide. This year’s chosen films will be showcased during the festival on November 2013.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

'Never Say Goodbye' Trailer - Nora Aunor, Cesar Montano, Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica

'Never Say Goodbye' Trailer - Nora Aunor, Cesar Montano, Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica

TV5 has released the teaser trailer forPhilippine TV's biggest drama series of the year entitled "Never Say Goodbye" topbilled by the one and only Superstar Ms. Nora Aunor.

The much-awaited primetime series of the Kapatid network also stars Cesar Montano, Gardo Versoza, Alice Dixson with Artista Academy winners Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert.

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Marian Rivera's "Temptation of Wife" Continues to Dominate Primetime Ratings

Marian Rivera's "Temptation of Wife" Continues to Dominate Primetime Ratings

More and more viewers are magnetized with the exciting developments in GMA’s Temptation of Wife as the series continues to dominate its timeslot with increasing high numbers nationwide, according to the more widely recognized TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

The Kapuso Network’s Pinoy adaptation of the Korean series has been garnering critical acclaim since its debut, delivering consistent high ratings not only in viewer rich Urban Luzon and Mega Manila but also across National Urban Philippines.

Based on household data recorded in National Urban Philippines from December 1, 2012 to January 4, 2013 (December 23 – January 4 based on overnight readings), Temptation of Wife registered 19.6 percent household rating, leading ABS-CBN’s A Beautiful Affair’s 18.4 percent by 1.2 points, and Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’s 13.1 percent by 6.5 points. Using the assumption of an estimated five (5) viewers per TV household, Temptation of Wife’s margins of 1.2 points and 6.5 points translate to more than 500,000 viewers and almost 3 million viewers, correspondingly.

In Urban Luzon, which comprises 77% of national urban television households, Temptation of Wife made a definite win over its counterpart programs in ABS-CBN. It scored 21.9 percent household rating, 4.7 points and 9.2 points higher than A Beautiful Affair’s 17.2 percent and Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’s 12.7 percent. The gaps of 4.7 points translate to 1.6 million viewers, while the gaps of 9.2 points translate to 3.2 million viewers.

The primetime series likewise led in Mega Manila, which represents 59.5 percent of rural TV households in the country, after generating a 22.9 percent household rating, while A Beautiful Affair and Kahit Puso’y Masugatan trailed behind by 5.9 points and 10 points with only 17 percent and 12.9 percent, respectively. The gaps of 5.9 points translate to 1.6 million viewers, while the gaps of 10 points translate to 2.7 million viewers.

This week, Angeline (Marian Rivera) continues to lure Marcel (Dennis Trillo) into her schemes. She steals his car keys and when Marcel returns to the restaurant, he is shocked to see Angeline inside his car.

Angeline asks Marcel to help her find a place since he’s in real estate business. Marcel gives in to her request and takes her to a condominium unit. As he is about to leave, he will hear someone taking a shower. How will Angeline seduce Marcel? Will he fall into her trap and get caught by Heidi (Glaiza de Castro)?

Temptation of Wife airs weeknights after Pahiram ng Sandali on GMA Telebabad.

‘May Isang Pangarap’ Full Trailer Starring Larah Claire Sabroso and Julia Klarisse Base

‘May Isang Pangarap’ Full Trailer Starring Larah Claire Sabroso and Julia Klarisse Base

ABS-CBN has released the full trailer of “May Isang Pangarap,” an upcoming teleserye starring Carmina Villaroel, Vina Morales, and introducing the network’s newest child wonders – Larah Claire Sabroso and Julia Klarisse Base – both discovered via nationwide auditions.

“May Isang Pangarap” premieres January 28, 2013, replacing "Aryana" on ABS-CBN Pimetime Bida.

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Movie Trailer: It Takes a Man and a Woman Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo

Movie Trailer: It Takes a Man and a Woman Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo

After the blockbuster success of "A Very Special Love" and "You Changed My Life", now comes "It Takes A Man and A Woman" - the third installment in the series of romantic-comedy love story of Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) and Laida Magtalas (Sarah Geronimo).

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, “It Takes a Man and a Woman” is showing in cinemas nationwide on March 30, 2013.

It Takes A Man and A Woman - Cinema Trailer:

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39th People’s Choice Award 2013 Winners

39th People’s Choice Award 2013 Winners

Here is the full winners of the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards:


Favorite Movie: The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Icon: Meryl Streep

Favorite Humanitarian: Sandra Bullock

Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Movie Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.

Favorite Action Movie: The Hunger Games

Favorite Action Movie Star: Chris Hemsworth

Favorite Face of Heroism: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games

Favorite Comedic Movie: Ted

Favorite Comedic Actor: Adam Sandler

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Jennifer Aniston

Favorite Dramatic Movie: The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Zac Efron

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Emma Watson

Favorite Movie Franchise: The Hunger Games

Favorite Superhero: Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

Favorite Movie Fan Following: Twihards

Best On-Screen Chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence/Josh Hutcherson/ Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games


Favorite Network TV Comedy: The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Chris Colfer

Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Lea Michele

Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Awkward

Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Cable TV Drama: Leverage

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Ellen Pompeo

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Nathan Fillion

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show: True Blood

Favorite New TV Drama: Beauty and the Beast

Favorite New TV Comedy: The New Normal

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show: Supernatural

Favorite TV Crime Drama: Castle

Favorite TV Fan Following: SPNFamily, Supernatural

Favorite Competition Show: The X Factor

Favorite Celebrity Judge: Demi Lovato

Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Late-Night TV Host: Jimmy Fallon

Favorite New Talk Show Host: Steve Harvey


Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift

“People’s Voice” Award Winner: Christina Aguilera

Favorite Band: Maroon 5

Favorite Song: What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction

Favorite Breakout Artist: The Wanted

Favorite Pop Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Male Artist: Jason Mraz

Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Album: Up All Night, One Direction

Favorite Music Video: Part of Me, Katy Perry

Favorite Music Fan Following: KatyCats, Katy Perry

Bieber-Gomez Split But Caught on Cam Kissing

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who reportedly split in November were spotted kissing at Salt Lake City airport.

Bieber and Gomez looked very loving as they snuggled in a chair, with the latter sitting on the former's lap. The pop star had his hand on the singer's waist, and she wore a smile as he leant in for a smooch at the Salt Lake City airport, reports

"They were very affectionate with each other. They were kissing on and off and they just sat together and talked and looked totally in love," an eyewitness told

Both were then wrapped up for their Utah getaway, with Bieber in a blue padded coat and Gomez in a khaki number. Both sported black jeans and knitted hats.

Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar Files Libel Case Against Sarah Lahbati; Sarah Reacts: "I should be the one filing a case against GMA!"

Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar Files Libel Case Against Sarah Lahbati; Sarah Reacts: "I should be the one filing a case against GMA!"

GMA Network replies to Sarah Lahbati’s allegations based on her tweets last night, January 9, 2013.

Sarah mentioned “It has been three days since Ms Annette Gozon Abrogar uses GMA news to bombard me and make my image look bad.” GMA Network categorically denies this. GMA News has fairly aired both Sarah’s tweets and the Network’s statements thus she cannot accuse anyone of using the Network’s News Department to make her image look bad.

Sarah added, “Why can’t you give a statement about your involvement in ICONS management company dealing with GMA?” Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar reiterates that she never asked or referred Sarah to ICONS for a co-management contract.

According to Atty. Gozon-Abrogar, “The only referral to ICONS that was ever made was for branding assistance, not for co-management, in order to get more endorsements.”

Sarah also mentioned about “fixing these issues privately” with GMA management. Sarah submitted her complaints last November 2012, which was promptly and thoroughly investigated by the Network. After the investigation, however, Sarah’s allegations were found baseless.

Further, as stated in the Network’s statement yesterday, January 9, “The Network found no proof of her allegation that there was an ‘under the table’ deal between GMAAC and ICONS Management.  The Network has a policy of prohibiting and penalizing any such ‘under the table’ deal between any of its executives and employees and others dealing with the Network.  This policy is strictly enforced and implemented.

In reference to her tweet saying “… I was even guaranteed protection by Mr. Gozon if I tell every detail, but when the blame pointed towards Anette, it became a different story…”, Atty. Felipe L. Gozon clarifies that what he said to Sarah and her mother was that he was grateful to them for sharing the details about the ICONS referral issue.

Atty. Gozon, contrary to what Sarah is now claiming in her tweets, never guaranteed them protection, “She did not ask for protection and I did not guarantee that I will protect her. I cannot protect anyone who is not telling the truth.” 

To settle this matter legally, Atty. Annette, on Thursday afternoon, officially filed a "libel" case against Sarah at the Office of the City Prosecutor of Makati.

According to the advisory sent by GMA Network Corporate Coummunications, "Instead of trial by publicity, the case will now be brought to the proper forum.

"Once the case is filed, the subjudice rule applies and parties who continue to talk about the issue in public can be held in contempt of court."

Sarah on the other hand said she should be the one filing a case against GMA Artist Center (GMAAC). She tweeted:

"I should be the one filing a case against GMA Artist Center, I finished filming two movies and didn't get paid, I still have collectible cheques from guesting in different shows and out of town shows since 2010 that are UNPAID.

"My statements does not have malicious intention, I'm just telling the truth, because the people deserve to know the truth about the system of Gma Artist Center."

Kapuso Stars Face their Biggest and Dirtiest Challenge this 2013

Kapuso Stars Face their Biggest and Dirtiest Challenge this 2013

When it comes to the most daring, most extreme, and toughest challenges, Extra Challenge will surely satisfy your appetite for the ultimate adrenaline rush. But when it comes to the dirtiest and toughest of stains, trust that the new Ariel Complete, with its unbelievable stain removal power, will ultimately take the center stage.


At a recent exhilarating media event in Quezon City Memorial Circle, Ariel, in partnership with Extra Challenge, showcased Ariel Complete’s multiple cleaning system and built-in combined power of bar + brush + bleach that effectively removes tough stains through a thrilling display of atheleticism as Kapuso stars raced to push giant balls, 90 feet in diameters, across the field to the opponent’s goal while passing through marked areas with 4,000 liters of stains laid out on the ground. Challengers to reach the opponent’s goal first wins the round.

At the finish line, media, celebrities, and the general public witnessed Ariel Complete’s superior stain-removing action as the cloth filled with enormous concentration of stains was washed and cleaned like new using Ariel Complete right before their eyes.

With the new Ariel Complete, women are assured that even tough and big stains have no match with its superior stain-removing formula.


"Kidlat" Beats Competition in Visayas and Mindanao

"Kidlat" Beats Competition in Visayas and Mindanao

Data from the overnight report of the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement (Arianna) shows that viewers in the Visayas and Mindanao favored the premiere of Derek Ramsay-starrer Kidlat over its counterpart programs on GMA-7 when it premiered via a special made-for-TV movie last Sunday (January 6) on TV5.

In the Visayas, the Kapatid Network’s first offering for 2013 posted a 26-percent audience share - leaving behind GMA-7 programs with a recorded 14.5-percent audience share. In terms of absolute ratings, Kidlat recorded over 200,000 more viewers than GMA.

The TV5 superhero drama also captured the hearts of Mindanao-based viewers, posting 26.6 percent audience share - eight points higher than GMA-7’s 18.2. Nearly 450,000 Kapatids from the region, on the average, also tuned in to the Kidlat’s premiere, while GMA managed to get a little over 300,000 average viewers.

Overall, more than 2.7 million average viewers nationwide tuned in to witness Philippine TV’s newest superhero in action.

Don’t miss Kidlat every Monday to Friday at 6:45PM on TV5 right after Aksyon. Find out the latest updates via the show’s Facebook page and official Twitter account @KidlatTV5.

“Ina Kapatid Anak” Book 2 Opens on January 14

“Ina Kapatid Anak” Book 2 Opens on January 14

ABS-CBN’s top caliber family drama series “Ina Kapatid Anak” continues to soar high in national TV ratings as proven by the latest data from Kantar Media on Monday (January 7) when it once again took the no.1 spot in the list of overall top programs in the country. The most talked about teleserye of Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador recently garnered a national TV rating of 33%, while its two rival programs in GMA, ‘Aso Ni San Roque’ and ‘Pahiram Ng Sandali’ only scored 17.5% and 16.3%, respectively.

With its nationwide ratings success and the growing fondness of fans to the life stories of Celyn (Kim), Liam (Xian), Ethan (Enchong), and Margaux (Maja), “Ina Kapatid Anak” will soon open its book 2 on January 14 (Monday). Tagged as ‘gabi ng katotohanan’ (night of truth), the beginning of book 2 is set to uncover the most explosive revelations that are bound to change everyone’s lives forever, especially for friends turned rivals Celyn and Margaux. What pushed Julio (Ariel Rivera) to reveal Celyn’s real identity? How will Beatrice (Janice de Belen) accept the fact that her husband, mother (Pilar Pilapil), and her sister Teresa (Cherry Pie Picache) connived to hide the truth about her long lost daughter? Will Margaux accept the fact that her best friend turned rival Celyn is the real daughter of her foster parents?

“Ina Kapatid Anak” is a TV masterpiece created by two of the most respected directors in the country Don Cuaresma and Jojo Saguin.

Meanwhile, a new character will be introduced in “Ina Kapatid Anak’s” Book 2 - Diego Medina, to be portrayed by 8th Cinema One Originals Film Festival Awards Best Actor Alex Medina.

Don’t miss the fiercer confrontations and more intense dramatic performances in “Ina Kapatid Anak,” weeknights, 8:15pm, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to or follow @_InaKapatidAnak on Twitter.

“After Earth” Posters and Trailer

“After Earth” Posters and Trailer

Will Smith and Jaden Smith star in Columbia Pictures' new sci-fi action-adventure “After Earth” from director M. Night Shyamalan. Check out the film's first trailer below:

In the film, a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.

Opening across the Philippines in June 2013, “After Earth” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. 

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GMA Network Releases Most Comprehensive Statement on Issues Raised by Sarah Lahbati

GMA Network Releases Most Comprehensive Statement on Issues Raised by Sarah Lahbati

GMA Network addresses all issues raised by Sarah Lahbati – starting from her posts in the social networking and microblogging site Twitter, which were eventually picked-up by the press.

The Network maintains its stand that Sarah Lahbati violated her contract, as follows:
Sarah Lahbati’s Artist Management Contract with GMA Network is effective until February 21, 2015. There is no provision for leave of absence in said contract. Any leave is subject to prior agreement between the Network and Sarah. Therefore, Sarah’s unilateral decision to go on leave, despite its earlier disapproval by the Network, is a violation of her contract with the Network. Further, her declared trip to Switzerland for an indefinite period, without the prior consent and approval of the Network, will be an additional violation of her contract.”

“Despite the rejection of her leave, she ceased to honor her commitments with the Network including her being part of the Network’s Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas. Under the provisions of her contract with the Network, specifically Paragraphs 1.3 and 1.4, it is clearly stated that the ‘artist shall perform the role and appear in the television programs, projects and events assigned to her, and conscientiously fulfill faithfully and promptly any and all engagements/booking contracted to her by GMA.’”

Sarah asked to be released from her contract with GMA Artist Center (GMAAC).

It must be clarified that GMAAC has no legal personality apart from the Network, and that Sarah’s contract is with GMA Network and not with GMAAC. In the same way that a contract requires the mutual consent of the two parties, there cannot also be a unilateral cancellation of the contract by Sarah alone.

For any violation of her contract with GMA, Paragraph 5.2 states that “In the event of violation by artist… GMA may, in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedy, recover liquidated damages from artist in the amount equivalent to double artist’s minimum guarantee.”

Regarding the issue of the supposed referral by some Network executives to ICONS Management, the Network reiterates its earlier statement that it did not authorize the co-management contract with ICONS Management. Concrete actions have been taken and penalties have been imposed on the executives who were found liable.

The Network found no proof of her allegation that there was an “under the table” deal between GMAAC and ICONS Management. The Network has a policy of prohibiting and penalizing any such “under the table” deal between any of its executives and employees and others dealing with the Network. This policy is strictly enforced and implemented.

If Sarah can prove later her accusation against ICONS and GMAAC, the Network will not only stop dealing with ICONS but will also penalize those who are guilty of such anomaly.

Sarah also mentioned that non-ICONS talents like her are treated unfairly. The Network’s substantial investment in her easily belies this. On top of her being a home-grown exclusive talent of GMA, whom the Network developed, trained and promoted, she is also one of the Network’s priority stars.

GMA artists like Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Heart Evangelista, Jennylyn Mercado, and other bigger stars than Sarah who are also non-ICONS talents are not complaining about the treatment they are getting from the Network.

Interestingly, it was after the Network required Sarah to cancel her illegal co-management contract with Royal Era Entertainment & Artist Management of Annabelle Rama, the mother of Sarah’s current boyfriend, Richard Gutierrez, that she unilaterally declared her going on a one-month leave of absence and started to complain about GMAAC. The co-management contract violated the exclusive terms of Sarah’s contract with the Network. GMA Network would have had no choice but to sue Sarah and Royal Era Entertainment for the said breach had they refused to rescind said co-management contract.

Sarah also tweeted that GMA has yet to pay her for the movie “Basement.” “I don’t owe GMA any money, in fact they still owe me. I finished filming a movie called Basement under GMA films, we started around August-early sept… until now I still haven’t been paid not even a down payment. My mother asked my handler many times regarding the payment and until now there is no reply,” tweets Sarah.

It was made clear to Sarah at the onset that her talent fee will be disbursed after she completes filming. The contract was sent to her in mid-October but she was on vacation and the signed contract was returned to GMA Films only on December 14, 2012. But given the Network’s year-end cut-off for payment processing, requests received after December 10 will only be paid on January 11, 2013. As a special concession, however, the check was made available on January 4, 2013. The delay in the processing of her payment can only be attributed to Sarah because she did not immediately return the signed contract to GMA Films.

Sarah also accused GMA of making a one sided story about what’s happening.

There is absolutely no truth to this. HOT TV, thru its researcher Malou Santiago, contacted Sarah’s handler, Monica Carla Sevillano, who, in turn, coordinated with Sarah to get her side before the story was aired. Unfortunately, HOT TV did not receive any response from Sarah.

GMA Network has concluded its investigation on Sarah’s walk-out incident in the taping of the Network’s new primetime program “Indio.”

Based on the said investigation, Sarah, without any justifiable reason and following only the instructions of Annabelle Rama – whom she had illegally signed up then as her co-manager – walked out of the November 9 taping of “Indio” in Morong Park, Subic, Olongapo City.

In her earlier tweets, Sarah mentioned that “GMA Artist Center decided to book me for opening of EAT BULAGA the following day which required me to be in the studio at 8am to do hair, make-up and rehearse the production number. I never walked out, I told the producers and p.a that I need to go because I still had to travel back to Manila from Subic and be at Eat Bulaga studio by 8AM… I did not leave the set, I waited for the producers to say that I can leave… I had permission to leave. This is the complete truth.”

Upon investigation, however, it was found that GMAAC was not aware of any early morning booking on November 10. As confirmed by its records, the only schedule GMAAC had for Sarah on that day was a technical rehearsal for Party Pilipinas set at 4pm. Further, it was on November 24 – two weeks after the walk-out incident – when she finally appeared in “Eat Bulaga.”

Also based on the Network’s investigation, the production team of “Indio” did not give Sarah the permission to leave early. Contrary to what she mentioned in her tweets, they persuaded her to stay and finish her scenes but to no avail. As a result, the production team was forced to pack up the taping and incur substantial, additional and unnecessary costs.

The Network has endorsed the matter to Belo, Gozon, Elma, Parel, Asuncion and Lucila (BGE Law) for the filing of a complaint against Sarah so that the court may determine who between the parties is correct, telling the truth or lying.

After the complaint is filed in court, the Network will no longer publicly comment on the case except through pleadings filed in court, in compliance with the rule on “sub-judice”, to avoid influencing the decision the court may render on the case. 

Angeline Quinto, Paulo Avelino and Sam Milby Love Triangle on ABS-CBN’s Newest Afternoon Series “Kahit Konting Pagtingin”

Angeline Quinto, Paulo Avelino and Sam Milby Love Triangle on ABS-CBN’s Newest Afternoon Series “Kahit Konting Pagtingin”

This January 21, ABS-CBN will launch its newest romantic-comedy series titled “Kahit Konting Pagtingin,” which stars Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs Angeline Quinto together with her two dashing leading men Breakthrough Actor of 2012 Paulo Avelino and Romantic-Comedy Heartthrob Sam Milby.

According to Angeline, she is overjoyed with the blessing of having her first ever teleserye. “I am really happy because I didn’t expect that this will happen ” shared the singer-actress. “If before I’m only part of teleseryes as the singer of the theme songs, now TV viewers can watch me everyday as an actress.”

In the series, Angeline will portray the role of Aurora, a highly-spirited and hardworking lady who will do everything for the sake of her loved ones. And amid her funny adventures, Aurora will meet two guys - Lance (Paulo) and Adam (Sam) - who are bound to win her heart.

Kahit Konting Pagtingin’ is very light. It’s a heartwarming tale of a woman who works hard for her family,” said Angeline, who is truly proud of her first team-up with Paulo and Sam. “Of course, we will also discover in the story how Aurora finds her one true love.”

Aside from Angeline, Paulo and Sam, the newest Kapamilya kilig-serye will also star Snooky Serna, John Lapus, Mylene Dizon, James Blanco, Jordan Herrera, Ahron Villena, Joonee Gamboa, Denise Joaquin, and introducing Alexandra Macanan and Aljhon Lucas. Angeline’s first-ever teleserye is directed by Darnel Villaflor.


Watch out for the beginning of a heartwarming tale that will bring smiles and love to TV viewers everyday, “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” this January 2013 on ABS-CBN. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"It Takes A Man and A Woman" Movie Trailer - Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz

"It Takes A Man and A Woman" Movie Trailer - Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz

After the blockbuster success of "A Very Special Love" and "You Changed My Life", now comes "It Takes A Man and A Woman" - the third installment in the series of romantic-comedy love story of Miggy Montenegro and Laida Magtalas.

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, “It Takes a Man and a Woman” is scheduled to be released within the first quarter of 2013.

It Takes A Man and A Woman - Cinema Trailer:

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"A Moment in Time" Full Trailer Starring Coco Martin and Julia Montes

"A Moment in Time" Full Trailer Starring Coco Martin and Julia Montes

The phenomenal tandem of "Walang Hanggan" lead stars Coco Martin and Julia Montes reunite this Valentines Day in a Star Cinema romantic-drama movie "A Moment in Time" shot in the scenic Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

In the movie, Jillian (Julia Montes) and Patrick (Coco Martin) drift apart amid challenges in their relationship..

In the hope of having a "second chance," Patrick follows Jillian to Amsterdam, where she is finishing her studies. There, the two try to overcome hurdles to rekindle their relationship.

Directed by Emmanuel Quindo Palo, "A Moment In Time" also stars Cherie Gil, Gabby Concepcion and Ella Cruz and is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide this February 13, 2013.

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Kim Chiu Reacts on Maja Salvador - Gerald Anderson Dating Reports: "Sinira nya yung friendship namin."

Kim Chiu Reacts on Maja Salvador - Gerald Anderson Dating Reports: "Sinira nya yung friendship namin."

During last night's presscon for Book 2 of "Ina Kapatid Anak" at the Luxent Hotel in QC, a very honest Kim Chiu faces some member of the press and candidly answered rumors claiming that she and closest friend and co-star Maja Salvador are in the middle of serious misunderstanding and trust issues following reports about the latter's involvement with the former's ex-BF Gerald Anderson.

"Parang nalungkot lang ako na yung taong sinabihan ko nung down ako...nung sobrang brokenhearted ako [kay Gerald] eh parang kinain niya lang yung sinabi niya. But I don't care, bahala na siya. She knows Gerald, who Gerald is." Kim expressed.

Asked about the status of their friendship, Kim, in her saddest tone, bluntly said, "Hindi naman ako bitter. Kung anuman ang nangyayari sa kanila I'm happy for them. Yun nga lang sayang yung friendship namin. But we can still work professionally."

Meanwhile,Maja clarifies that Kim is aware of the close friendship she now have with Gerald, "Simula umpisa, alam ni Kim kung ano ang nangyayari."

When asked if she is indeed going out on a date with Gerald, Maja simply just said, "Tanungin nyo nalang yung guy."

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Family Never Goes Out of Style in “Parental Guidance”

Family Never Goes Out of Style in “Parental Guidance”

Despite the great divide between generations that parents, grandparents and children now face – “Parental Guidance” demonstrates that families are always in high fashion since then and now.

Hollywood’s iconic comedy icons Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are caught between the traditional and modern - of sugars and organic, of yes and no’s, of gadgets and outdoors in helping take care of their three grandchildren while their new-age multitasking daughter Alice played by Marisa Tomei leaves town for a few days.

All three children have problems and none of them wants to behave for their grandparents, which leads to all kinds of trouble and chaos. The three rather eccentric kids make life as tough as possible for their grandparents.  Compounding the challenges for Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler), the house is full of modern, futuristic gadgets and technical wizardry they can’t understand. Everything in Alice (Tomei) and Phil’s (Scott) house is fully automated and interactive, which makes life impossible for the technologically challenged Artie.

Moreover, Artie is mystified by each of the kids’ eccentricities.  Harper (Bailee Madison), 12, is intense, brainy, and an overachiever who’s so busy with her burgeoning music career, she has no time to be a kid.  She’s very tightly wound – almost as much as her mother is. “Harper is uptight and always wants to please her parents,” says Bailee. “She’s conflicted between the world of her parents and grandparents.”

Youngest grandkid Barker (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf), 5, like many children, has an imaginary friend, a kangaroo named Carl.  “They say inventing an alter ego is a side of genius,” explains Alice, but Artie sees Carl as yet another reason he should dread his new assignment as babysitter.

Middle child Turner (Joshua Rush), 9, is a good kid saddled with a speech impediment that makes him the target of the school bully.  Additionally, when Turner plays a little league baseball game, Artie is astonished by the classic game’s strange new rules.  After Turner seemingly strikes out an opposing batter, Artie is filled with pride and overjoyed – until he learns that the teams no longer keep score, and no one is ever out.  “You mean, there’s no agony of defeat; just the thrill of a tie!?” a disbelieving Artie exclaims.


An entertaining film for every generation, “Parental Guidance” is unique in that it portrays grandparents as active, funny and relevant. The film is true to life, examining the friction that arises when family members don’t see eye to eye. Riotously entertaining, “Parental Guidance” is full of mishaps, misadventures and broad physical comedy.

When people leave the theater after watching the film, I hope they say, ‘I know those people; in fact, that’s us,” Crystal says.  “Parental Guidance” is going to mean something different for grandparents, parents and children.  And I think if you’re doing that, you’re doing something good.”


“Parental Guidance” opens January 16 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. Opens 2013 with GMA-7 Big-Budgeted Epicserye "Indio"

Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. Opens 2013 with GMA-7 Big-Budgeted Epicserye "Indio"

Fresh from the box-office success of his Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Si Enteng, Si Agimat at Si Ako”, Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. faces 2013 with his biggest project to date with the Kapuso Network.

He leads the much-awaited drama-fantasy series Indio which will premiere on January 14 on the GMA Telebabad block.

According to Senator Bong, he is never satisfied with a mediocre work that is why he exerted extra efforts to make the series outstanding.

As Senator Bong puts it, “Bago ko simulan ang Indio, nag-acting workshop muna ako para maging maganda ang pag-portray ko sa role na Indio. Hanggang ngayon ay patuloy pa naming pinapaganda ang Indio. Dapat nila itong abangan dahil ito ay aming pinaghandaan at pinaghirapan. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa GMA for giving me a very good project to start my 2013.”

Indio - Trailer:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TV5's "Kidlat" Conquers the Top 10 Nationwide Primetime Ratings

TV5's "Kidlat" Conquers the Top 10 Nationwide Primetime Ratings

Kidlat, TV5's newest Hero-serye, made a very impressive ratings debut on Sunday, January 6.

Topbilled by the universal leading man Derek Ramsay, Kidlat's full-length epic movie premiere episode got a 9.9% ratings on Kantar Media/TNS nationwide primetime ratings and a whopping 22.5% ratings in AGB Nielsen NUTAM.

Follow Kidlat and his adventures from Monday to Friday, 6:45 p.m. after Aksyon, only on TV5.

For updates on the show, please LIKE its Facebook page and follow it on Twitter @KidlatTV5.


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs January 4 to 6, 2013 among Total Philippines (Urban & Rural) Households:

January 4, Friday


1. Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 24.7
2. MasterChef Pinoy Edition (ABS-CBN) – 15.7
3. Eat Bulaga! – 14.8
4. Detective Conan (GMA-7) – 14.7
5. Secret Love (ABS-CBN) – 14.2
6. Inuyasha (GMA-7) / Atashin’Chi  (GMA-7) / One Piece (GMA-7) / Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) 13.5
7. A Gentleman’s Dignity (ABS-CBN) – 13.3
8. Pinoy True Stories (ABS-CBN) – 13.1
9. It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 13.0
10. Paraiso (ABS-CBN) – 13.0


1. Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 30.3
2. Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 30.0
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 29.3
4. Aryana (ABS-CBN) – 25.0
5. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) – 21.4
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 18.5
7. Aso Ni San Roque (GMA-7) – 18.3
8. Pahiram Ng Sandali (GMA-7) – 17.5
9. A Beautiful Affair (ABS-CBN)– 17.0
10. Paroa: Ang Kuwento Ni Mariposa (GMA-7) – 15.0

January 5, Saturday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 14.6
2. Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 14.3
3. It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 12.5
4. Dragon Ball (GMA-7) – 10.8
5. Scan 2go (GMA-7) –  (9.5%)
6. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) –  9.4%
7. S.O.C.O. (Scene Of The Crime Operatives) (ABS-CBN) –  9.3%
8. Sinetanghali (TV5) –   8.9%
9. Hayate (GMA-7) - 8.5%
10. Paddle Pop Elemagika (GMA-7) - 8.4%


1. Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN)– 31.4%
2. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)– 28.3%
3. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 25.8%
4. Magpakailanman (GMA-7) – 18.7% 
5. TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
6. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 16.0%
7. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 14.1%
8. Celebrity Bluff  (GMA-7) –  12.4%
9. Watta Job (GMA-7) – 11.1%
10. Tunay Na Buhay (GMA-7) – 8.7%

January 6, Sunday


1. ASAP 18 (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
2. Luv U (ABS-CBN) -11.0%
3. Dragon Ball (GMA-7) - 10.4%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) -10.2%
5. Hayate The Combat Butler (GMA-7) - 9.6% 
6. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 9.2% 
7. Scan 2go (GMA-7) - 8.8%
8. Aha (GMA-7) - 8.2%
9. 2012-2013 NBA Regular Season (Live) (ABS-CBN) - 7.5%
10. I Bilib Featuring Wonders Of Horus (GMA-7) - 7.2%


1. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 23.8%
2. TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) / Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo? (ABS-CBN) – 22.5%
3. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (ABS-CBN) – 20.5%
4. Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay Na Kuwento (GMA-7) –  (19.1%)
5. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) – 18.8%
6. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
7. Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 17.0%
8. Extra Challenge (GMA-7) – 13.1%
9. Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 12.9%
10. Kidlat (TV5) – 9.9%

Source: Kantar Media/TNS

MMFF 2012 Total Gross Earnings Released by MMDA; Confirms "Sisterakas" is Now the Highest Grossing Pinoy Film of All Time

MMFF 2012 Total Gross Earnings Released by MMDA; Confirms "Sisterakas" is Now the Highest Grossing Pinoy Film of All Time

The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) comedy entry "Sisterakas" is now the country's highest grossing local film of all time.

As confirmed and verified by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Tuesday, "Sisterakas" - Star Cinema and Viva Films' comedy entry to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which stars Ai Ai delas Alas, Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino, will set the record as the country's highest grossing local film of all time after earning more than P340 million when the annual film fest closes tonight.

"Baka umabot sila ('Sisterakas') ng P350 million. Siguro ngayon pumapalo na sila between P340 million to P350 million kasi hanggang gabi pa siya," Tolentino said.

"Sisterakas" has now beaten the  record set by another jointly produced comedy movie by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin," also starring Vice Ganda, which made P331.61 million when it was released in 2011.

Meanwhile, Tolentino predicted that the total combined gross of all eight MMFF 2012 entries will reach between P750 million and P755 million - also a record for the annual film fest.

Tolentino is expected to give full details of MMFF ticket sales on Wednesday.

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