Vice Ganda Calls Billy Crawford "Confused Gay"

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Vice Ganda Calls Billy Crawford "Confused Gay"


Vice Ganda, on Saturday's edition of "It's Showtime" hit segment "KalokaLike: Face 2", teased co-host Billy Crawford of being "confused (gay)" referring to public's perception of the true reason why he broke-up with long-time girlfriend Nikki Gil.

Billy, in return, fueled Vice Ganda's joke by telling how his mother welcomed him during his recent trip in the U.S. The singer-host said, "Alam mo nung pagsalubong ng Nanay ko sa States sa 'kin sabi nya 'Nandito na ang bakla kong anak'"

Watch the video below:


Video: KALOKALIKE Face 2 on YouTube

Yuki Ito, Klarisse de Guzman and Maki Ricafort - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds

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Yuki Ito, Klarisse de Guzman and Maki Ricafort - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds


The first Live Show of the top-rating and Twitter-trending “The Voice of the Philippines” saw the four teams losing one member each, and this Sunday (September 1), the competition heats up once again as another batch of 12 artists sing for their dreams and appeal to the voting public and their coaches.

Fighting for their safety and spot in the competition are Team Sarah Geronimo's Yuki Ito (“A Song for You”), Klarisse de Guzman (“Beggin’”), and Maki Ricafort (“Without You”) for Team Sarah.

Watch out for the live performances and make sure you vote for your favorite artists as the voting for each team will open only during commercial breaks.

Also join the live chat with the artists that will happen during the live shows by logging in to thevoice.abs-cbn.com.

The voting public and the four coaches, meanwhile, chose to save at last week’s Live Show Thor Dulay and Jessica Reynoso (Team Apl); Morissette Amon and Eva Delos Santos (Team Sarah); Myk Perez and Lee Grane (Team Bamboo); and Darryl Shy and Radha (Team Lea).

Which among the remaining 12 artists will be sent home and lose their chance at bagging “The Voice of the Philippines” title? Whose voice will prove stronger for the public and the coaches?

Meanwhile, continue to get to know the artists and the stories behind their dreams in this Saturday’s (August 31) Life Show.

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. Get the latest news and updates about the show and view the exclusive artists’ profiles and performance videos in “The Voice of the Philippines” official website at http://thevoice.abs-cbn.com. Like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about the show using the hashtag #VoicePHLife or #VoicePHLive.


Mitoy, Diday Garcellano and Kimpoy Mainit - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds

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Mitoy, Diday Garcellano and Kimpoy Mainit - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds


The first Live Show of the top-rating and Twitter-trending “The Voice of the Philippines” saw the four teams losing one member each, and this Sunday (September 1), the competition heats up once again as another batch of 12 artists sing for their dreams and appeal to the voting public and their coaches.

Fighting for their safety and spot in the competition are Team Lea Salonga's Mitoy (“Don’t Stop Me Now”), Diday Garcellano (“Rumor Has It”), and Kimpoy Mainit (“Hallelujah”) will compete for Team Lea.

Watch out for the live performances and make sure you vote for your favorite artists as the voting for each team will open only during commercial breaks.

Also join the live chat with the artists that will happen during the live shows by logging in to thevoice.abs-cbn.com.

The voting public and the four coaches, meanwhile, chose to save at last week’s Live Show Thor Dulay and Jessica Reynoso (Team Apl); Morissette Amon and Eva Delos Santos (Team Sarah); Myk Perez and Lee Grane (Team Bamboo); and Darryl Shy and Radha (Team Lea).

Which among the remaining 12 artists will be sent home and lose their chance at bagging “The Voice of the Philippines” title? Whose voice will prove stronger for the public and the coaches?

Meanwhile, continue to get to know the artists and the stories behind their dreams in this Saturday’s (August 31) Life Show.

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. Get the latest news and updates about the show and view the exclusive artists’ profiles and performance videos in “The Voice of the Philippines” official website at http://thevoice.abs-cbn.com. Like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about the show using the hashtag #VoicePHLife or #VoicePHLive.


Paolo Onesa, Isa Fabregas and Angelique Alcantara - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds

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Paolo Onesa, Isa Fabregas and Angelique Alcantara - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds


The first Live Show of the top-rating and Twitter-trending “The Voice of the Philippines” saw the four teams losing one member each, and this Sunday (September 1), the competition heats up once again as another batch of 12 artists sing for their dreams and appeal to the voting public and their coaches.

Fighting for their safety and spot in the competition are Team Bamboo's Isa Fabregas (“You’ve Got a Friend”), Paolo Onesa (“You Give Me Something”), and Angelique Alcantara (“Nobela”).

Watch out for the live performances and make sure you vote for your favorite artists as the voting for each team will open only during commercial breaks.

Also join the live chat with the artists that will happen during the live shows by logging in to thevoice.abs-cbn.com.

The voting public and the four coaches, meanwhile, chose to save at last week’s Live Show Thor Dulay and Jessica Reynoso (Team Apl); Morissette Amon and Eva Delos Santos (Team Sarah); Myk Perez and Lee Grane (Team Bamboo); and Darryl Shy and Radha (Team Lea).

Which among the remaining 12 artists will be sent home and lose their chance at bagging “The Voice of the Philippines” title? Whose voice will prove stronger for the public and the coaches?

Meanwhile, continue to get to know the artists and the stories behind their dreams in this Saturday’s (August 31) Life Show.

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. Get the latest news and updates about the show and view the exclusive artists’ profiles and performance videos in “The Voice of the Philippines” official website at http://thevoice.abs-cbn.com. Like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about the show using the hashtag #VoicePHLife or #VoicePHLive.


Janice Javier, Tristhan Perfecto and Penelope Matanguihan - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds

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Janice Javier, Tristhan Perfecto and Penelope Matanguihan - The Voice PH Live Battle Rounds


The first Live Show of the top-rating and Twitter-trending “The Voice of the Philippines” saw the four teams losing one member each, and this Sunday (September 1), the competition heats up once again as another batch of 12 artists sing for their dreams and appeal to the voting public and their coaches.

Fighting for their safety and spot in the competition are Team Apl.de.ap's Janice Javier (“I Believe I Can Fly”), Tristhan Perfecto (“When I Was Your Man”), and Penelope Matanguihan.

Watch out for the live performances and make sure you vote for your favorite artists as the voting for each team will open only during commercial breaks.

Also join the live chat with the artists that will happen during the live shows by logging in to thevoice.abs-cbn.com.

The voting public and the four coaches, meanwhile, chose to save at last week’s Live Show Thor Dulay and Jessica Reynoso (Team Apl); Morissette Amon and Eva Delos Santos (Team Sarah); Myk Perez and Lee Grane (Team Bamboo); and Darryl Shy and Radha (Team Lea).

Which among the remaining 12 artists will be sent home and lose their chance at bagging “The Voice of the Philippines” title? Whose voice will prove stronger for the public and the coaches?

Meanwhile, continue to get to know the artists and the stories behind their dreams in this Saturday’s (August 31) Life Show.

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. Get the latest news and updates about the show and view the exclusive artists’ profiles and performance videos in “The Voice of the Philippines” official website at http://thevoice.abs-cbn.com. Like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about the show using the hashtag #VoicePHLife or #VoicePHLive.


Enrique Gil "King of the Gil" Album Launch on ‘ASAP 18′

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Enrique Gil "King of the Gil" Album Launch on ‘ASAP 18′


Feel young and fall in love with the grand launch of Enrique Gil’s debut album ‘King of the GIL;’ and the back-to-back romantic surprises of Kapamilya love triangles Enrique, Julia Montes and Enchong Dee of “Muling Buksan Ang Puso,” and the upcoming on-screen team-up of Julia Barretto, Diego Loyzaga, and Kiko Estrada on ASAP 18 this Sunday, September 1.

“ASAP 18” kicks off the month of September with non-stop performances and surprises this Sunday (September 1) as the whole ASAP Kapamilya welcomes Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz, Diana Zubiri, Tonton Gutierrez, Dina Bonnevie, and Dawn Zulueta in the grand launch of ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime teleserye “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” which will premiere on Monday (September 2).

Travel back in time and feel the ‘80s vibe in the special reunion of the ‘80s singing group ‘The Triplets’ composed of Manilyn Reynes, Tina Paner, and Sheryl Cruz; and the must-watch performance of ‘80s OPM legend Freddie Aguilar.

Beauty and talent will reign in “ASAP 18” as phenomenal box office star Vice Ganda spreads the latest dance craze ‘Whoops Kiri;’ and as Miss World Philippines 2013 and Kapamilya actress Megan Young treats TV viewers with a radiating production number.

Meanwhile, groove to the beat of the ‘80s in the breathtaking smash up dance number of Kapamilya teen stars Kathryn Bernardo, Janella Salvador, Jane Oineza, Francis Magundayao, Jairus Aquino, and Khalil Ramos; and the jaw-dropping Supahdance showcase prepared by Kim Chiu, Shaina Magdayao, Maja Salvador, Nikki Gil, and John Prats.

Experience the best of the ‘80s music in the show-stopping concert treat of Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Jed Madela, Angeline Quinto, and the ASAP Sessionistas; followed by the thrilling rock collaboration of Bamboo, Kean Cipriano, and Paolo Valenciano.




Welcome the month of September with some of the biggest stars in showbiz in the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 18” this Sunday, 12 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, and know the latest happenings in “ASAP 18” by tweeting the hashtag #ASAP80sIcons.


Pope Francis Selfie with Italian Teens Goes Viral Online

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Pope Francis Selfie with Italian Teens Goes Viral Online


Pope Francis has broken protocol once again, appearing with a puzzled look on his face in a "selfie" photo taken with a group of teenagers visiting the Vatican.

The picture appeared on the Facebook page of one of the youngsters, who used it as his profile picture, and was going viral on social media on Saturday.



The young believers were part of a church group from northern Italy who met with the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday and were seen going up to him afterwards to take their photo.

"There is no marketing behind these actions. The pope clearly likes being with people while his predecessor liked being with books," said Beppe Severgnini, columnist for the Corriere della Sera daily.

The 76-year-old pope, Latin America's first pontiff, has repeatedly broken with Vatican tradition since being elected in March, including regularly picking up the phone and calling ordinary people who write to him.


Claudine Barretto Shows Photos of Raymart Santiago's Physical Abuse (Video)

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Claudine Barretto Shows Photos of Raymart Santiago's Physical Abuse (Video)



Following the controversial photo she uploaded on image-sharing site Instagram on Friday (the photo has been deleted) showing a bruised on her face, Claudine Barretto released another proof that she was an alleged victim of maltreatment by estranged husband Raymart Santiago.

In a report posted at Interaksyon.com, Claudine submitted photos before the Marikina RTC as an evidence to the legal complaint she filed against Raymart on Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act.




Claudine in a presscon said, "Dapat lumaban na po tayo. Mga babae po tayo...dapat po minamahal tayo at 'di sinasaktan."


 
 
 
 
   

In response to case filed against him by Claudine, Raymart only said "Nasa korte na ang lahat at naniniwala ako sa husgado."


METRO Magazine Celebrates Italian Style at the 2013 Fashion Issue Launch Party

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METRO Magazine Celebrates Italian Style at the 2013 Fashion Issue Launch Party


Metro Magazine September 2013 issue takes readers on yet another international adventure as it highlights the beauty, bravado, and boldness of Italian fashion - which was recently celebrated with a grand fashion issue launch party at Prive Luxury Club, Bonifacio Global City last August 28.

With some of today’s hottest names in the fashion industry in attendance, headlined by cover girl Ruffa Gutierrez, the event served as an extension of the journey of style told in the magazine’s September issue - one that takes readers all the way to the beautiful town of Florence. For the two covers and extensive editorial, Ruffa was transformed into an Italian contessa, a chic seductress, a woman who embodies the fullness of the Florentine lifestyle - decked in no less than the best of the Italian collections.




Metro also announced its Metrowear Icon at the fashion issue launch party, naming fashion designer Francis Libiran as one of today’s pioneers in local and global style.

The star-studded Metro September 2013 issue launch was graced by the presence of the local entertainment industry’s biggest names, including Annabelle Rama, Raymond Gutierrez, Bela Padilla, Bianca Manalo, Maricar De Mesa, Don Allado, Rima Ostwani, Jerika Ejercito, Alice Dixson, Fatima Rabago, Hideo Muraoka, and Anton Del Rosario.




Aside from being graced by the presence of such a force in local fashion, the 2013 Fashion Issue Launch Party also served as a venue to introduce the new directions being taken for Metro’s digital platform, with the all improved Metro app available on the iPad as well as the Android market, plus Metro’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram campaigns.

Metro magazine also showed its support for Sagip Kapamilya, ABS-CBN’s program to assist the victims of Maring and Habagat by accepting on-the-spot donations in the venue.

Get a glimpse of all the glamour that’s set to take flight at the 2013 Fashion Issue Launch Party through the pages of Metro’s September issue, available nationwide at all leading bookstores and newsstands. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH).


Carla Abellana is Now a Recording Star

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Carla Abellana is Now a Recording Star


Kapuso Primetime Queen Carla Abellana (no longer Marian Rivera?) inked a recording contract with Universal Records last August 29. The My Husband’s Lover star immediately proceeded to the recording of her first single – a cover of Toni Daya’s hit Kung Alam Mo Lang.




Carla expresses gratitude to everyone who made this project possible – as shown in picture (L-R) Talent Manager Arnold Vegafria, Record Producer Ito Rapadas, General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Carla, and UR Operations Manager Peter Chan.


Reasons Why President Noynoy Aquino's PDAF Reformation Can't Abolish Corruption in the Philippines

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Reasons Why President Noynoy Aquino's PDAF Reformation Can't Abolish Corruption in the Philippines


After the much talked about surrender of the alleged mastermind of the P10 billion pork barrel scam Janet Lim-Napoles to President Noynoy Aquino, ABS-CBN’s award-winning public affairs talk show “The Bottomline With Boy Abunda” will tackle the root of the issue–the priority development assistance fund (PDAF), better known as the pork barrel. 

Together with political analyst Prof. Clarita Carlos, know the history and the real issues this Saturday (August 31) about the controversial government fund. Who is the real beneficiary of the pork barrel? Does Prof. Carlos believe that the Aquino administration’s plan to reform the PDAF will resolve the country’s problem on corruption? As everyone await to hear Napoles’ big revelations, what changes does Prof. Carlos think will happen in the Philippines’ world of politics? 

Don’t miss the 2013 USTv Awards Best Public Affairs Talk Show “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” this Saturday, 11:30 pm after “Banana Split.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford Caught Between Life-and-Game Death Game of Corporate Espionage in “Paranoia”

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Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford Caught Between Life-and-Game Death Game of Corporate Espionage in “Paranoia”


The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world will stop at nothing to destroy each other, in Relativity Media's new thriller “Paranoia.” A bright, young rising star, seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage.  

Directed by Robert Luketic (“21”), “Paranoia” stars Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”), Harrison Ford (“Indiana Jones” film series) and Gary Oldman (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”).

“Paranoia” began with Joseph Finder’s New York Times best-selling techno-thriller novel of the same name. The book hit upon what would soon become some of the biggest questions of our times: Has corporate power grown out of control? Where is the line between mining digital data and dangerous, invasive surveillance? What happens when CEOs operate outside the law? – all in a fast, intense read. Finder encountered a world where multi-nationals now have more riches and wield more political influence than entire nations.

As I was researching the novel, I started thinking what would happen if a corporation needed a piece of transformational technology that they knew their competitor had? How far would they go to get it? That’s how I came up with Adam Cassidy,” Finder explains. “In some ways, he’s the classic guy who is forced into being a spy. But his story also takes on the whole idea of identity, about people forming relationships that are based on falsehoods and impersonation, about conscience and about doing the right thing – all of which is happening underneath the fun and suspense.

The filmmakers started talking about the story not only in terms of an edge-of-your-seat corporate thriller pitting two ferociously competitive billionaires against each other but also as a young man’s search for identity in an age when identity is completely changeable from instant to instant, when technology leaves us feeling watched even in our most personal moments, and when the future couldn’t be more uncertain. They saw Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) on the brink not only of the most extreme personal danger but also of a cultural shift.

Director Robert Luketic, too, was excited by this idea – and by the suspense of the story. “It’s a very timely tale that speaks to this new generation of Millennials who feel they’ve had their dreams stolen away – but I also love that it’s just so entertaining. It has a lot of thrills and it has characters who are great fun to watch.”

The director was especially intrigued by the challenge of mirroring the title and capturing the paranoia of modern life, in which cameras are in every pocket, our daily data is being analyzed by companies and government agencies, all countered by the fact that what was once private info is now displayed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Adam is in the world where we all live now – a world that is all about data mining, and where everyone leaves all kinds of trails they don’t even realize they are leaving,” Luketic notes. “Never before in history have we had so much of ourselves so accessible to the world. That was a lot of the inspiration for what we present on the screen. Ultimately, nowhere is safe for Adam because there is nowhere he can hide out of view. He is being surveyed from cameras hidden in walls and people are tracking him through his phone. It goes to the question of whether there’s a danger to having all this information about ourselves out there for the taking.”

Opening across the Philippines on October 2, “Paranoia” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.


“The Book Thief” Movie First-Look Photos

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“The Book Thief” Movie First-Look Photos  

                
Based on the globally acclaimed best-selling book “The Book Thief” by Australian author Markus Zusak, 20th Century Fox’s latest movie of the same title introduces us to a German girl named Liesel Meminger at the heart of the story. 

Set during World War II in Germany in January of 1939, Sophie Nélisse takes on the role of 9-year old Liesel – a foster girl living outside of Munich brought to a community where amongst those whom she learned to love, finally discovered her ultimate passion – books. 

At a time when uncertainty looms, Liesel is brought to her foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann (played by Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson respectively) while her younger brother Werner dies along the way to the Hubermanns.  In the cemetery where her brother is buried, a book entitled “The Grave Digger’s Handbook” found its way to Liesel’s hands,  the first of her collections from which she’d eventually become “The Book Thief.” 




The powerful material that is “The Book Thief” is transformed into an affirming, life changing movie from the production team that brought “Life of Pi” to the big screen and from Brian Percival, director of several episodes of the high profile series “Downton Abbey.”   Percival has found the movie’s heroine upon seeing Nélisse’s audition tape.     "It was quite uncanny, this kid. I was taken right away," says Percival. "It was this mixture of naive innocence but at the same time she's actually quite ballsy. You feel that you can get kneed in the groin at any point."

Nélisse who also played a starring role in “Monsieur Lazhar” in 2011 shares that her role in “The Book Thief” was daunting.  Narrated by Death, the story’s tough emotional content which Nelisse’s character Liesel comes of age in an intolerant society within a war had Geoffrey Rush raving on Nelisse’s performance.   "I've had the opportunity in my career to have played opposite some extraordinary actresses and Sophie is just a true, natural original," says Rush. "She's a gifted performer who has an instinctive and highly creative rapport with the lens.”




Soon to steal our hearts, “The Book Thief” will open February 19, 2014 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

Follow 20thCenturyFoxPh/YouTube and 20th Century Fox (Philippines) Facebook page for more trailers and photos and Twitter/20CenturyFoxPh for exciting promos. 


5AZ1 "This Time I’ll Be Sweeter" Song Released

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5AZ1 "This Time I’ll Be Sweeter" Song Released


Stages has assembled five young, good looking and talented guys to form the talent management group’s boy band 5Az1. Their debut single, a remake of an Angela Boffil classic This Time I’ll Be Sweeter will be released in a few days.

5Az1, composed of Bryann, Rex, Jai, Mik, and Yang, was introduced in the TV5 singing competition Kanta Pilipinas, where they were a finalist. Since then, they have worked with some of the country’s finest musicians – most notable of which was their stint at the 2013 PhilPop Music Festival.

The boys’ recording of This Time I’ll Be Sweeter was supervised by The Company’s Moy  Ortiz. Their rendition gives the Angela Boffil classic a certain updated feel, and a male point of view given to it.

5AZ1’s This Time I’ll Be Sweeter,  produced by STAGES Music and distributed by Universal Records, will be available for downloads soon. The music video will also premiere on MYX.


It's Twice the Horror and Terror in “Insidious: Chapter 2”

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It's Twice the Horror and Terror in “Insidious: Chapter 2”


A haunted family struggles to uncover a terrifying secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world in “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the latest nerve-twisting horror thriller from director James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and screenwriter Leigh Whannell (“Saw,” “Insidious”).  

Produced by “Paranormal Activity's” Jason Blum and Oren Peli, the sequel reteams the cast of the first film, including Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring”), Rose Byrne (“X-Men: First Class”), Barbara Hershey (“Black Swan”), Lin Shaye (“There’s Something About Mary”) and Ty Simpkins (“Iron Man 3”).

Working individually and collectively, director James Wan, screenwriter Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum have been responsible for some of the most influential, commercially successful and flat-out terrifying horror thrillers of the past decade.  

In 2004 Wan and Whannell unleashed the groundbreaking and hugely popular “Saw,” which spawned a blockbuster franchise on which Whannell continued to serve as a writer (“Saw II” and “III”) and executive producer. Wan most recently helmed the acclaimed haunted-house tale “The Conjuring,” while Blum has shepherded such blood-curdling hits as “Paranormal Activity” and “Sinister” to the screen. Together, the trio collaborated on the disturbing and original 2011 psychological horror thriller “Insidious,” a micro-budgeted film that became the most profitable theatrical release that year.




Now all three filmmakers are back - along with the entire cast of “Insidious” - with “Insidious: Chapter 2,” which continues the story of the Lambert family’s life-and-death struggle with malignant spirits bent on destroying their lives.  

We’re super excited at the chance to continue telling the story we started in the first film,” says Wan, who makes his sequel-directing debut. “I love the characters we created in the first film, and it’s great to come back to work with the same cast and crew. It’s like coming home to a family. But it’s also very scary because the success of the first film took us all by surprise.”

“Insidious” centers on the troubles of the Lamberts, a suburban family who leave their haunted house for a new home, only to learn it’s not their house that is haunted - it’s their eldest son. “Insidious: Chapter 2” rejoins the family as they try to put their recent troubles behind them, but discover that the spirits that have tormented them are far from finished.  

Wan and Whannell took the unusual step of calling the film “Insidious: Chapter 2” because it picks up right where the first film ends. “Not too many sequels try that, but we loved the idea of creating back-to-back stories,” says Whannell. “You could almost watch them as one movie, or as chapters in the same story. We see Josh murder Elise, but Renai doesn’t see it and she’s not quite sure what’s going on. So at the start of the second film, everything seems back to normal, but slowly you realize something is terribly wrong.”




Opening across the Philippines on September 18, “Insidious: Chapter 2” 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. 


GMA-7 Awards P25-Million Prize to Lucky Viewers

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GMA-7 Awards P25-Million Prize to Lucky Viewers


GMA Network gave out cash prizes, cars, pick-ups, and a house and lot to lucky viewers during the grand draw of its biggest network promo yet, Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo.

Out of millions of entries, 15 winners were announced on Sunday All Stars on August 18.

The promo’s big and exciting prizes changed the lives of many, among them Yolanda Lacson of Bataan. “Isang malaking blessing itong aking napanalunan (My prize is a huge blessing),” said Lacson, who is one of the nine winners of P1 million tax-free.

Lacson, whose house was affected by the recent floods brought by tropical storm Maring, shared that the generous cash prize would help them improve their home.“Magpapagawa kami kahit maliit na second floor para hindi na kami natatakot kapag umuulan at bumabaha,” (We’ll have a second floor built to keep us safe when it rains or floods) said Lacson.

Joanna Duran of Bukidnon, who regularly joins GMA promos, got lucky this year. She said, “First time ko itong manalo, P1 million pa ang premyo!” (This is my first time to win and I got P1 million!) Duran said that they no longer have to rent the tricycle her husband uses to earn a living,“Dahil sa premyo makakabili na kami ng sarili naming tricycle.” (We’ll be able to buy our own tricycle with the prize money.)

Another life-changing prize went to Emily Talosig of Quezon City. She said winning the house and lot from Camella is a dream come true for her family. Talosig, her husband, and two kids live with her mother, and soon they will be moving into their new Carmela home in Plantacion Meridienne, Lipa City, Batangas.“Thank you po talaga dahil finally magkakabahay at lupa na kami,” (I’m very happy and grateful that we’re finally going to have our own house) said Talosig. 

Throughout the 8-week promo, there were 9 winners of P1 million cash from partner sponsors, 1 winner of P500,000 from ARGENTINA CORNED BEEF, 2 winners of Brand New Cars from ENERGEN, 2 winners of brand new JAC Stallion pick-ups and 1 winner of a house & lot from Camella. In the weekly draws, a total of 64 winners took home P7,000 and 320 winners received P10,000 from SURF, SUNSILK, CREAMSILK, and KNORR CUBES. Three surprise winners of P1 million were also drawn.

The Kapuso Network together with partner sponsors GLOBE PREPAID, ARGENTINA CORNED BEEF, YAKULT THE PROBIOTIC DRINK, SURF, SUNSILK, CREAM SILK, KNORR CUBES, ENERGEN, and NESCAFE CLASSIC, gave out over P25 million in cash and prizes, tax-free! Now on its third run, the promo is a way for the network to thank its loyal Kapuso viewers for their continued support.

GMA Network will be rewarding even more viewers with bigger prizes with a fourth run of the highly successful promo this Christmas season. For the complete list of Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo winners and other promo announcements, visit www.gmanetwork.com/kapusomilyonaryo.


Claudine Barretto Bruised and Bloated Face Photo Circulates Online

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Claudine Barretto Bruised and Bloated Face Photo Circulates Online


Various screenshots of Claudine Barretto's bruised and bloated face photo has been circulated online.

The said photo which has since been deleted from her Instagram page caused alarm among her followers , according to ABS-CBNNews.com.




The said photo was taken during Claudine’s daughter Sabina’s birthday party in school reports said.


Harry Connick Jr. Joins Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol Season 13

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Harry Connick Jr. Joins Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol Season 13


Harry Connick Jr. has signed a deal to seat as the third judge on American Idol Season 13, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The singer, who has appeared on the Fox reality competition multiple times as a mentor and performer, will  join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban in the judging panel.


Claudia Zobel Dead Body Found Intact After 29 Years Photo and Video

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Claudia Zobel Dead Body Found Intact After 29 Years Photo and Video


The dead body of the famous bold star Claudia Zobel (Thelma Maloloy in real life), who died in a car crash in 1984, was found intact by her relatives 29 years after.

When her coffin was opened, her face and body appeared almost intact after her remains were exhumed from the Queen City Memorial Gardens in Cebu City.




Zobel shot to fame when the Board of Censors banned her launch film titled Shame. She made four movies - Shame, Magdalena sa Buong Magdamag, Uhaw sa Pag-ibig and Sinner or Saint (formerly titled Forbidden).


Janet Napoles, Gloria Arroyo and CJ Corona in Wheelchair: Can you spot the difference?

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Janet Napoles, Gloria Arroyo and CJ Corona in Wheelchair: Can you spot the difference?

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Regine Velasquez Reveals True Condition of Dad Mang Gerry Velasquez

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Regine Velasquez Reveals True Condition of Dad Mang Gerry Velasquez


Regine Velasquez on her Instagram @reginevalcasid gave update on the recent condition of his equally famous father Mang Gerry Velasquez.

She posted: "Hi guys, marami po ang nagtatanong kung ano ang nangyari kay mang Gerry......well papa just survived a major operation. Sa idad po at kalagayan ni papa i have to say that this is a MIRCLE. Sa kabila po ng mga kunplekasyon naitawid po ng maayos ang opirasyon. We are not out of the woods yet but with the Holy Spirit guiding our wonderful doctors and everybody praying for papa..... wala po talagang imposible sa ating Panginoon. Thank you Lord for giving us another chance to be with papa. Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng nag alay ng dasal para kay papa.kailangan parin po namin ang inyong mga dasal para po sa tuluyang paggaling ni mang Gerry. Thank you so much again for your prayers God Bless po c",)"

Meanwhile, several celebrities and fans immediately responded to the Songbird's call to post fan sign for her dad in which she said "Hi guys, can i please ask for a fan sign from everybody for mang Gerry? ‘get well soon papa Gerry we love you’ i will gather every pix and make a video out of it. And show it to him. I’ll make the video tonight so if its not too much to ask….. Thank you guys."

Those that immediately posted their well-wishes include Martin Nieverra, Kim Chiu, Erik Santos, et al.









Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin Cleavage Photo Battle

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Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin Cleavage Photo Battle



Whose "asset" do you find annoying? appealing? 


Enchong Dee Hits Bong Revilla on Instagram

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Enchong Dee Hits Bong Revilla on Instagram


Enchong Dee joined the rest of Filipino people who expressed disappointment with the lawmakers who have used people’s money for their own personal interests.

Dee posted on Instagram account on Friday, August 30 a news photo of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Gringo Honasan, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. who are involved in the Pork Barrel Scam. According to the recent Commission on Audit reports, the four Senators have done “business” with the controversial Janet Lim-Napoles. Napoles who disappeared for a few days after her warrant of arrest was released has just surrendered to President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night, Aug. 28 and is currently detained at the Makati City Jail awaiting trials.




Dee, with username @superchonggo on Instagram captioned the photo, “So disappointed when the people I voted for and the people I look up to turned out to be stealing from all of us… Im not a #basher but rather a very concerned citizen of this country… paalaala lang po #mahirap po kumita ng #pera!

Dee is among the first celebrities who have expressed disappointment over the Pork Barrel Scam.

Read further news HERE.


Ella Cruz and Francis Magundayao's "Wansapanataym Presents OMG" Episode Ends this Saturday

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Ella Cruz and Francis Magundayao's "Wansapanataym Presents OMG" Episode Ends this Saturday


Kapamilya teen stars Ella Cruz and Francis Magundayao, and award-winning child actor Bugoy Cariño are going to fight power with power this Saturday (August 31) in the finale episode of “Wansapanataym Presents Oh My Genius!

Now that Mr. Choo (Dennis Padilla) is using his extraordinary mind power to deceive others, Edison (Bugoy) will be forced to use his own power to stop the evil plans of Benson’s (Francis) father. What will Minnie (Ella) and Benson do to help Edison win his battle with Mr. Choo? Will they finally realize the importance of contentment and hard work when their super powers begin to ruin their relationship with their friends and family? 

Also part of “Wansapanataym Presents: OMG!” are Meryll Soriano, Igi Boy Flores, Jason Francisco, Jairus Aquino, Daisy Cariño, and Noemie Oineza. It is written by Noreen Capili and Ferdinand Aguas, and directed by Erick Salud. 

Don’t miss the final episode of the month-long special of the storybook of Pinoy kids, “Wansapanataym” this Saturday, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. For updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


JulQuen Movie to be Aired this Sunday

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JulQuen Movie to be Aired this Sunday


Three of today’s hottest young stars take on the supernatural this Sunday (September 1) as Enrique Gil, Julia Montes, and Enchong Dee star in the Star Cinema horror film “The Strangers” that is set to premiere on Cinema One.

“The Strangers” tells the story of Pat (Julia Montes) and Max (Enrique Gil), twin siblings who decide to go out of town to the far flung oasis of Murcia for their 18th birthday. Joined by their parents, Roy (Johnny Revilla) and Evelyn (Cherry Pie Picache), their grandfather Pete (Jaime Fabregas), his temporary caregiver Paloma (Janice de Belen), and their newly hired family driver Toning (Nico Antonio), the family’s happiness is cut short when their van hits an old lady on the road. Unsure of what happened, the family tries to search for the body but it is nowhere to be found.




The incident on the road serves as the first of a series of horrifying events - as the family even gets stranded in an isolated village on the way. There, Pat makes an alliance with a local named Dolfo (Enchong Dee), an enigmatic, but suspicious young man whom the villagers suspect to be someone that isn’t exactly human.

The film’s director, Lawrence Fajardo, has gained much acclaim over the years with his various visually-exciting indie works. Aside from “The Strangers”, he was also responsible for having directed the highly-acclaimed action-drama “Amok” and “Posas”, which won Best Film at the Hanoi International Film Festival in Vietnam.

Don’t miss out on “The Strangers” as it airs on Cinema One (SkyCable Channel 56), the country’s number one cable channel this Sunday (September 1) at 8:00 p.m. on the channel’s Blockbuster Sundays movie block. For updates about the program schedule, follow @cinema_one on Twitter and like its official Facebook page www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel.


2013 Gawad Tanglaw for Movies Winners: Jericho Rosales, Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo and Nora Aunor

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2013 Gawad Tanglaw for Movies Winners: Jericho Rosales, Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo and Nora Aunor


Kapamilya stars dominated the the recently concluded Gawad Tanglaw sa Sining ng Pelikula 2013.

Jericho Rosales won the Best Actor trophy for the movie "Alagwa." He shared the award with Dingdong Dantes for the Star Cinema film "One More Try."

Zanjoe Marudo was named Best Supporting Actor, also for "One More Try." He was tied with Allen Dizon for "Migrante."

The Best Actress Award went to Nora Aunor for "Thy Womb," while Sharmaine Buencamino for "Requieme" and Ria Garcia of "Melodrama Negra" were both named Best Supporting Actress.

Meanwhile, "Juan dela Cruz" actor Eddie Garcia received the Natatanging Gawad Tanglaw ng Pelikulang Pilipino award.

Below is the complete list of winners:

Best Actor: Jericho Rosales (Alagwa) tied with Dingdong Dantes (One More Try)
Best Supporting Actor: Zanjoe Marudo (One More Try) tied with Allen Dizon (Migrante)
Best Actress: Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)
Best Supporting Actress: Shamaine Buencamino (Requieme) tied with Ria Garcia (Melodrama Negra)
Best Director: Loy Arcenas (Requiem)
Best Film: "Requiem"
Best Editing: Raymond Red (Kamera Obskura)
Best Screenplay: "Bwakaw"
Best Cinematography: Albert Banson (Kalayaan)
Students’ Choice Award for Best Film: "The Animals"
Special Jury Prize for Film: "Migrante" and "Manenaya"
Presidential Jury Award for Film: Boots Anson-Roa
Natatanging Guro ng AB Mass Communication: Hon. Sol Aragones 
Lifetime Achievement Award for Film Excellence: Star Cinema


7th Star Magic Ball 2013 Photos

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7th Star Magic Ball 2013 Photos



In celebration of its 21st anniversary, ABS-CBN's talent management arm Star Magic, Kapamilya stars will gather once again in a night of glamour, laughter, and camaraderie at the much-anticipated annual Star Magic Ball happening on September 7, 2013.

Star Magic talents, other Kapamilya stars and the who's-who in entertainment and fashion industries are expected to walk down  the red carpet wearing their most fashionable gowns and suits designed by their favorite designers.

Photos of the event to be uploaded HERE.


Zaijan Jaranilla Turns PGT Season 4 Grand Winner Roel Manlangit in ‘MMK’ this Saturday

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Zaijan Jaranilla Turns PGT Season 4 Grand Winner Roel Manlangit in ‘MMK’ this Saturday


Maalaala Mo Kaya” will end the month of August with the inspiring life story of YouTube sensation turned Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) season 4 grand winner Roel Manlangit.

Kapamilya child wonder Zaijian Jaranilla will play as Roel. What drove Roel to achieve his ambition of becoming a singer? How hard was it for him to pursue his dreams without the support of his father whom he considers his singing idol? Joining Zaijan in the upcoming “MMK” episode are Romnick Sarmenta, Lui Manansala, Amante Pulido, Tina Paner, Ahron Villena, Karen Timbol, Mark Sayarot, Mariel Pamintuan, Elijah Magundayao and Eliza Pineda. It was researched by Agatha Lee Ruadap, written by Joan Habana, and directed by Jojo Saguin. 

Don’t miss ‘The Roel Manlangit Story’ this Saturday in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” www.facebook.com/MMKOfficial.


“The Dark World” Unveils Thor and Loki Character Posters

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“The Dark World” Unveils Thor and Loki Character Posters


Marvel Studios has just debuted two character posters for the upcoming “Thor: The Dark World” featuring stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as Thor and Loki. Check them out below!

Marvel's “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the nine realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's “Thor” and “Marvel's The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos ... but an ancient race, led by the vengeful Malekith, returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.




Chris Hemsworth has played Thor, the god of Thunder in two highly successful Marvel films, 2011's “Thor” and 2012's “Marvel's The Avengers,” which collectively grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office. In this latest adventure, Academy Award® winners Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins also reprise their roles, as well as Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander and Rene Russo.

Alan Taylor (TV's “Game of Thrones”) directs from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, and a screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Opening across the Philippines on October 30 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D, 2D and regular theaters, “Thor: The Dark World” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.


Justin Timberlake Faces His Life's Biggest Gamble

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Justin Timberlake Faces His Life's Biggest Gamble


Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton star in the high-roller thriller “Runner Runner” as key players trying to get ahead in the multi-billion dollar industry of internet gambling.

Timberlake’s character Richie is a Princeton grad student who’s been swindled by an online gambling group led by Ivan Block (played by Affleck).   Traveling to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site, Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan’s haven – easy, instant and limitless wealth.  Ivan, impressed by Richie’s technological savvy takes the younger man under his wing to teach him the ropes.  It is only when he meets and falls for Ivan’s associate, Rebecca Shafran (Arterton) did he realize that he’s facing his greatest gamble yet when he also learns that Ivan is being chased by the FBI for racketeering, extortion and bribery.

Technology has led us to a world where everything comes very quickly, which has expedited this concept of the American dream.  Young people today want everything faster – especially money,” says director Brad Furman.  Justin Timberlake concurs with Furman’s assessment of the American dream on steroids:  “The American dream used to be about being rich and famous, but now it’s to become rich and famous – as quickly as possible.  The more access we have to things, the faster we want them.  Just touch a button and you can have almost anything shipped to you.”

Today, people don’t want to own a Cadillac; they want to invent their own car,” Timberlake continues.  “A generation of young people wants to start their own galaxy of entrepreneurial activities. People are constantly trying to reinvent the wheel, and things are moving at warp speed. It’s cutthroat.  It’s very cerebral and less about integrity, pride or honor, or any moral values.

Timberlake’s Richie Furst is among those getting caught up in this irresistible but dangerous mindset.  His guide and “benefactor” is Ivan Block.  Timberlake describes his character’s descent: “Richie is a good guy in the wrong place, trying to do the right thing.  He’s constantly trying to hold on to his morals.  Richie is a dreamer and an idealist who makes an honest mistake and must figure out how he’s going to get out of it.”




“Runner Runner.”  It’s an expression unknown to all but perhaps the most ardent gamblers.  For the uninitiated, here’s a quick explanation: In the game of poker Texas hold ‘em, each player is dealt two “hole cards,” which they keep to themselves. Then three cards are dealt face up – also known as The Flop. The fourth card dealt up is The Turn and the fifth card is The River. Sometimes a player will get the two cards he needs on The Turn and The River – a very lucky break that is also known as “runner runner.”  For “Runner Runner’s” Richie to avoid jail, he’ll need an ingenious plan – and some very lucky breaks.

“Runner Runner” opens September 26 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.                Visit YouTube 20thCenturyFoxPh and Facebook /20th Century Fox Philippines for more of the latest  photos and trailers of “Runner Runner.”


100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2013 - Nominees (Vote Now!)

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100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2013 - Nominees (Vote Now!)



Voting for Starmometer.com100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines for 2013″ begins!

The 120 early nominees are divided alphabetically and grouped into 3. Vote now for the 5 most beautiful woman on each group. The 5 highest vote-getters from each group will advance to the next round.




To vote for Group 1 (A - F), click HERE.

To vote for Group 2 (G - L), click HERE.

To vote for Group 3 (L - Z), click HERE.


5 wildcards will be selected by the blogger to complete the Top 20.

Voting ends on September 14, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.


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