Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trumpets Presents "The Bluebird of Happiness" on September and October at the Meralco Theater

Trumpets Presents "The Bluebird of Happiness" on September and October at the Meralco Theater


What happens when two kids embark on a magical adventure to find happiness?

The Bluebird of Happiness follows the unforgettable adventure of poor kids Mytyl and Tyltyl search of a mythical creature called the bluebird of happiness. They are accompanied by their dog, their cat, and a candle in human form named "Light" who help them on their journey. Together, they explore wondrous and mysterious lands and meet interesting and enchanted characters in their quest for true happiness.

They visit "The Land of Memory" where they encounter their long dead grandparents, "The Palace of Night" where nightmares and horrors creep from dark corners, "The Forest" filled with trees who have a grudge against humans, "The Land of Luxury" that holds all kinds of riches and bounty, and "The Land of the Future" where sadness is unknown and “The Graveyard” where they must face their worst fears. Despite of all the places they visit they end up where they started and find that the "Bluebird of Happiness" is right in their own home.

It will be an unforgettable, magical adventure for all families,” says Trumpets President Audie Gemora on why he chose this project to mark Trumpets’ musical comeback. “Trumpets prides itself with productions like The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Joseph The Dreamer, Little Mermaid, among others. Now, we’ve found an apt material for our comeback and have assembled an artistic team composed of the finest artists in the local musical theater scene including director and librettist Jaime Del Mundo, composer Rony Fortich, musical arranger Mon Faustino, scenographer Mio Infante, lighting designer John Batalla, and choreographer Nancy Crowe.

Audie promises that The Bluebird of Happiness will have all the elements that made audiences love previous Trumpets productions.

The Bluebird of Happiness will start enchanting families at the Meralco Theater from September 27 to October 20, 2013. For tickets, contact the Trumpets office at 901-4364 or TicketWorld at 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph. For more details, Like the Official Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BluebirdbyTrumpets) and Follow the Official Twitter Account– (@TheBluebirdMNL)


"The Bluebird of Happiness" Characters (in order of appearance)"

Tyltyl – Anton Posadas / Guido Gatmaytan
Mytyl – Alessa Zialcita / Chimmi Kohchet–Chua
Mama Tyl - Mayen Bustamante–Cadd
Berylune - Jennifer Villegas–dela Cruz
Tylette - Lynn Sherman
Tylo - Robie Zialcita
Light - Carla Guevara–Laforteza
Grandpa Tyl - Steve Cadd
Grandma Tyl - Joy Virata
Night - Joel Trinidad
Father Time - Raymund Concepcion

"The Bluebird of Happiness" Adult Ensemble (in alphabetical order) 

Peachy Atilano
Ems Bolaños
Carlos Canlas
Steven Conde
Leroy Dela Fuente
David Shawn Delgado
Pamela Imperial
FJ Jorvina
Charley Magalit
Amiel Mendoza
Jun Ofrasio
Jay Pangilinan
Noel Rayos
Tracy Santuyo
Mark Tayag
Kakki Teodoro
Mabelle Bangayan-Ti
Chino Veguillas


Top 5 Lessons on Dating According to beTV's "Men at Work Season 2"

Top 5 Lessons on Dating According to beTV's "Men at Work Season 2"

The guys of Men at Work are back on the best of TV, beTV! Milo (Danny Masterson), who struggled to move on after getting dumped by his girlfriend during the show’s first season, returns with his friends: the sensitive, Neal (Adam Busch); the witty, Tyler (Michael Cassidy); and, the womanizer, Gibbs (James Lesure).  With Season 2 set to air on August 29 at 8:30 PM, we have rounded up the Top 5lessons on mating, dating and relating to women from the well-intentioned men of Men at Work.

Lesson No. 1: If there’s a will, there’s a way.  Do not hold back on returning to the dating scene even with disappointments and rejection scares. You never know. You might just find the girl of your dreams.

Lesson No. 2: Never date someone from your friend’s past or, worse yet, your friend’s present girlfriend. Getting it on with visions of your friend in the background would be extremely disturbing and not to mention, mood-killing.  But worse of all, this move would kill the friendship.

Lesson No. 3: It wouldn’t hurt to wear your lucky charm. If you need a confidence boost when going out on a date, put on that lucky vest! You never know how lucky you may get with that fail-safe charm hidden in your closet.

Lesson No. 4: Take things slow.  A new romance seems to be overwhelming but always keep in mind that too much of something is never that good. Learn how to “downshift” the relationship.
Lesson No. 5: Learn to let go. When your relationship becomes awkward, like when you run out of things to talk about or feel that there is no longer that connection, it may be time to re-evaluate and pull away.  Don’t let pity get in the way, even if she may have hurt her leg. Mustering that courage may save you from a painful and complicated relationship.




Milo and his friends may not always get things right, but they sure know how to make the most of the situation and have a good time! Catch the clueless yet always hilarious and endearing foursome with their dating hits and misses on Men At Work starting August 29, 8:30 PM every Monday to Thursday, first and exclusive on beTV!


beTV airs on SkyCable (Channel 35), Dream Satellite (Channel 36), Cignal Digital TV (Channel 37) and Destiny Cable (Channel 62). Follow @beTVasia on Twitter and like beTV on Facebook.


"Got To Believe" TV Ratings: Pilot Episode of KathNiel's Newest Kiligserye Rakes 34% TV Ratings

"Got To Believe" TV Ratings: Pilot Episode of KathNiel's Newest Kiligserye Rakes 34% TV Ratings


Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel to their fans), this generation's hottest love team, once again conquered the prime time TV with their newest soap “Got To Believe” rakes 34% ratings on its pilot episode on Monday night, August 26.

With the overwhelming support from their fans popularly known as KathNiel, the pairing made their supporters go gaga once again at the opening salvo of the series on Monday night.

It is only evident that their fans gave an all out support, more than the support they gave to last year’s constant top-rating series, ‘The Princess and I’.

Continue reading HERE.


Marian Rivera Airs Sentiment on the Most Hated Person in The World Tag

Marian Rivera Airs Sentiment on the Most Hated Person in The World Tag


Below is Marian Rivera's reaction to being included in the 10 Most Hated Person in the World poll by website thetoptens.com

Marian, as of today, ranks first in the list followed by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. But her graceful take on the poll reflects otherwise.


Photo: therealmarian IG account (post now deleted)


"Mundo Mo'y Akin" Beautiful Journey Ends Soon

"Mundo Mo'y Akin" Beautiful Journey Ends Soon



The Beautiful Beginning

Since its premiere last March 18, GMA Telebabad drama series Mundo Mo’y Akin has been getting rave reviews and high ratings.

The show’s beautiful and interesting storyline is one of the reasons why viewers are so hooked on this show. “We’ve been getting good ratings so far kaya nakaka-inspire talaga magtrabaho,” lead actor Alden Richards who plays the role of Jerome, shared.  “Sana po tuloy-tuloy ang pagsuporta n’yo sa Mundo Mo’y Akin kasi paganda nang paganda ang storya,” he added.




According to award-winning actress, Jaclyn Jose, who plays Donya Charito in the show, it’s the beautiful camaraderie among actors and production staff that makes Mundo Mo’y Akin a major success. “My director is my friend. My co-actors are all professionals. Lahat sila magagaling. Kaya ang buong show ay nadadala dahil ensemble ang soap na ito. Lahat magagaling ang nagtatrabaho,” she said.  Alden also added, “Mahaba ang bonding moments namin especially with co-actors. Masarap kasi isang buong family na kami dito eh.




Why else is Mundo Mo’y Akin so well-loved by many? This primetime drama never fails to give us high-calibre performances by its stellar cast. Viewers and even critics have been raving about the beautiful chemistry among lead stars Alden Richards, Louise delos Reyes and Lauren Young, as well as the excellent acting of Sunshine Dizon, Angelika dela Cruz, Gabby Eigenmann, Jolina Magdangal and everyone’s favourite, Madame Charito herself, Jaclyn Jose. “Siyempre, natutuwa ako kapag nagwo-work yung trabahong gawa ko, kapag nagustuhan, na-appreciate ng viewers. Lalo ko pinagbubuti ang trabaho,” Jaclyn stated. Other supporting actors and actresses also delivered while sharing the same spotlight as the others.

Originally set to run for sixteen weeks, Mundo Mo’y Akin was awarded several extensions because of the positive feedback and consistent high ratings.




The Beautiful Ending

Will Marilyn and Darlene finally patch things up? Will Jerome and Marilyn eventually end up together? Will Perlita and Rodora become best of friends again? Now that the show is nearing its end, everyone is asking the same question: Will the ending be truly beautiful? “Patuloy lang silang tumutok sa Mundo Mo’y Akin dahil marami pang mangyayaring twist sa story na ikagugulat nila kaya ‘wag na ‘wag silang bibitiw! Paniguradong beautiful ending talaga,” a member of the show’s staff revealed.

For more updates, log on to Facebook.com/GMAMundoMoyAkin and Twitter.com/MundoMoyAkin.


Matt Damon Caught Between Earth and Elysium

Matt Damon Caught Between Earth and Elysium


Matt Damon takes on the lead role of Max in TriStar Pictures' futuristic action thriller “Elysium” whose socio-political message underneath the gripping action scenes isn't lost on the actor.

I like to think it’s a hopeful message,” Damon says. “Even in a future where it’s every man for himself, it’ll be possible for a human being to hold on to his humanity.

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max, an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

At the center of the chaos on Earth, between the two worlds, is Max. “Max needs to get to Elysium to save himself, but in his desperation, he gets involved in a plot that makes him realize that the problem is much bigger than him,” says director Neill Blomkamp. “And he ends up fighting for something more than himself, fighting to save other people on Earth.

Max, like a lot of people on Earth, has always aspired to get to Elysium,” says Damon. “That was his dream. But he grew up. You get the idea that he’s been a petty criminal, but on an Earth where resources are so scarce that everybody’s hustling in some way, he’s just doing what he’s got to do to get by. He’s been beaten up by life and now, he’s resigned to his life on Earth. He doesn’t dream about Elysium anymore. But in the movie, he’s put in a position to become the only person who can change things.

Max is an entirely different look for Damon – shaven, tattooed, muscle-bound. “Neill was very specific about every detail and how he wanted the character to look,” says Damon. “He provided us all with pictures of the characters. I don’t think anybody had ever done that for me before – literally handed me a picture of the character with his shirt off. So I went to my trainer and I said, ‘Make me look like that,’ and a great trainer can do that.”

Damon says that he was inspired to join the project by the chance to work with Blomkamp. “Like everybody, I saw `District 9,' and like everybody, I freaked out,” he says. “Neill jumped to the top of the list of people that I wanted to work with. So when I heard that he wanted to meet with me about his next movie, I met him for coffee. He pulled out a kind of graphic novel that he had designed himself that explained the whole world of Elysium. He’d designed it all, built it all already. He just needed us to help him bring it to life. And that was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Matt Damon has been honored for his work on both sides of the camera, most recently earning Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award® and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of South African rugby hero Francois Pienaar in Clint Eastwood’s true-life drama “Invictus.” In addition, he also garnered dual Golden Globe Award nominations that year: one for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Invictus” and one for Best Actor for his starring role in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!” Earlier in his career, Damon won an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor, both for his breakthrough feature “Good Will Hunting.”




Opening across the Philippines on September 04, “Elysium” 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. 


Anne Curtis Joins E! News Asia

Anne Curtis Joins E! News Asia


Kapamilya's ultimate performer and blockbuster actress Anne Curtis will soon be featured on the popular entertainment news show E! News Asia.

As announced by Anne herself on image-sharing website Instagram, the E! News Asia staff flew all the way to Manila to shoot an exclusive special feature for the "It's Showtime" host.

"Wanted to share with al (sic) of you that I had such an amazing & fun experience with the E! News Asia team that came to do an exclusive special on Yours truly! KILIG! So excited and nervous to see the outcome! I heard they were able to pick up some juicy deets (sic)! Eeeep!,

"Watch out for it on September 29, that's a Sunday on E! Nice meeting all of you @marc_eternalphotog @hubabhood Jason Godfrey @bigsmilenoteeth," Anne posted on Instagram.


Court of Appeals Junks Petition for Certiorari Against NLRC and GMA Network Subsidiary Scenarios, Inc.

Court of Appeals Junks Petition for Certiorari Against NLRC and GMA Network Subsidiary Scenarios, Inc.


The Special Eleventh Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) dismissed a petition for certiorari filed by an augmentation set crew against Scenarios, Inc., a GMA Network subsidiary. Scenarios is a company that handles design, constructions and maintenance of sets for TV shows, stage plays and concerts.

In its July 31, 2013 decision, penned by the Chairman of the Special Eleventh Division Associate Justice Magdangal M. De Leon, the Apellate Court stated that they found no sufficient evidence “that there was grave abuse of discretion on the part of the National Labor Relations Commission” (NLRC) when its Resolution dated March 11, 2011 affirmed the April 30, 2010 Decision by the Labor Arbiter.

Petitioners Rolando Ramos, Jhunel Tobias, Rogelio S. Ramos, Dino Laga and Alberto Lacerna initially filed a complaint for illegal dismissal against Scenarios, Inc. after the GMA program, All Star K, wrapped up in October 2009. Upon finding no employer-employee relationship between the petitioners and Scenarios, Inc., the Labor Arbiter ruled in favour of the latter. The petitioners then appealed to the NLRC which sustained the Labor Arbiter’s decision on the ground that it “was not swayed by the petitioners’ insistence” that they were hired as regular employees. After their appeal and motion for reconsideration were both denied, the petitioners then elevated the matter to the CA. 

“The petition lacks merit,” said the ruling of the Court.  It went on to quote the NLRC decision that while the petitioners were hired as augmentation set crew,  their services were not really engaged for the usual business of Scenarios and they “actually rendered intermittent casual work” for Scenarios.   Thereby, the petitioners “cannot be considered to have attained the status of regularity.”  Concurring in the decision are Associate Justices Stephen C. Cruz and Pedro B. Corales. 


James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, et al Play `Horrible' Versions of Themselves in “This Is The End”

James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, et al Play `Horrible' Versions of Themselves in “This Is The End”


For a film about the group dynamics among a group of friends facing the apocalypse, it’s no surprise that the characters in Columbia Pictures' critically acclaimed comedy “This Is The End” were tailor-made for the actors playing the roles. They would all play horrible “versions” of themselves, says co-director/writer Evan Goldberg.

In “This Is The End,” six friends – who just happen to be James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson – are trapped in Franco’s house as the end of the world begins outside. And we’re not talking about any old California-slides-into-the-ocean earthquake… we’re talking the fire-and-brimstone Apocalypse – the real Biblical deal.

Seth isn’t a duplicitous coward, but he plays one in this film,” Goldbrg says. “Danny is a delightful sweetheart, but his character is a maniac. Franco – the things we mock in Franco in the movie are real, but Franco in real life is nothing like the way he acts in the movie. He genuinely does like art and weird stuff, but it’s not pretentious and he’s not in-your-face about it. He doesn’t care what others think about his art. He just likes art. The only exceptions are Jay, who is more like his character than anyone else in the movie, and Craig, who isn’t a jerk like his character, but is a guy who carries a towel around to wipe sweat off his face.”

People think they know everything about you based on the characters you play,” says co-director/writer and star Seth Rogen. “So we thought it would be funny to play into that – to have these characters that behave in the way that everybody thinks is what we’re like off-screen. There are elements of our real selves, but we all twisted them or exaggerated them to make it funny.”




Playing yourself can be a challenge – even for an Academy Award® nominee, as Jonah Hill says, “I’ve never slipped out of character more than when I was playing myself.

But it’s more than just a joke, says Rogen. It’s a way of acknowledging the elephant in the room. “Everybody knows that we’re friends and we’re always in movies together. It was almost weirder that the movie wouldn’t acknowledge that in some way,” says Rogen. “So we thought, OK, let’s acknowledge it, and then let’s move beyond it. We wanted the relationships to feel real. We thought that would be the element that grounded the movie if the dynamics between the characters were real and relatable. So even though the movie gets super-crazy – it’s the Apocalypse – there’s a simple idea at the center that I hope is very believable. We never could have written this movie if we didn’t know these guys – and we definitely couldn’t have directed it.

Distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International, “This Is The End” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting September 11.


Top 10 GMA Telebabad Highlight of the Week (Video)

Top 10 GMA Telebabad Highlight of the Week (Video)



Check out the most memorable scenes from the previous week airing of GMA Telebabad shows Binoy Henyo, Anna Karenina, Mundo Mo’y Akin and My Husband’s Lover in the video below:



The Top 10 Kilig Moments from "With a Smile"

The Top 10 Kilig Moments from "With a Smile"

Last June, GMA Network aired its light comedy-drama soap  “With a Smile” it revolves around the love team of Isay (Andrea Torres), Aston (Christian Bautista) and Dean (Mikael Daez). The show also features the fresh 4 way pair-up of Shelley Hipolito, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jak Roberto and Mikoy Morales .  

Now on its 10th week, fans continue to reminisce their favorite scenes from the hit morning soap.

Here are the Top 10 unforgettable “Kilig” moments.

10. A shoulder to cry on: Isay expressed her feeling for her family as Dean comforts her.

9. Lucky Pingan: Aston’s personalized plate for Isay as he expressed how thankful he is for their friendship.

8. May the best man win: Dean and Aston show their moves in comforting Isay.

7. Dean and Patricia: Their first on screen kiss marks the start of Dean’s new chapter in his life.

6. What next for Aston: In this episode Aston shows his “ pag-seselos” as Dean courts Isay.

5.Kimpoy on With a Smile: Netizens went crazy as Kimpoy Feliciano debuts in the soap with a pick up line” Para sa babaeng maganda pa sa umaga, Coffee or me?”

4. Peace offering: Isay gives Aston a cake as her peace offering for not attending in a concert-date with Aston.

3. A glimpse of heaven: Aston and Isay take a “selfie” together before Isay’s “first date fail” with Isay.

2. Stolen Kiss: Dean’s first time in the compound as he kissed Isay goodnight in front of the whole crowd. Aston was speechless.

1. The Date: Aston shows Isay a proper date by setting up a candle light dinner.

The love story grows deeper as Aston and Dean expressed what they feel for Isay. Whats next for the “Isaw girl” from Davao? Catch “With a Smile every morning Monday to Friday after Kusina Master Don’t forget to like and follow its official Facebook page and Twitter account https://www.facebook.com/GMAWithASmile https://twitter.com/WithASmileGMA


Maxene Magalona's Fashion Tips and Tricks

Maxene Magalona's Fashion Tips and Tricks

I love fashion,Maxene Magalona was quoted in a pocket press conference for GMA Network’s afternoon series “ Mga Basang Sisiw” It is evident in the hit afternoon prime soap where she plays as “Vicky” that she is in to style and clothes on and off the set. We asked the 26 year old Kapuso star her top 10 fashion tips and tricks.

1. Learn to wear plain and try to mix it with prints

2. Stay comfortable

3. Never mix different prints at a time

4. Get a style peg and use it as an inspiration

5. Don’t  wear to much jewelry

6. Support local brands

7. Dress according to your body physique

8. Be yourself and be confident

9. Don’t stack up too much on recent trends

10. Don’t overdo it, dress accordingly to your event

What can you say about Maxene’s personal style? 

Catch her different looks in the hit afternoon prime “Mga Basang Sisiw” Monday to Friday after Eat Bulaga. Get updates from the show through its official accounts  sa Twitter https://twitter.com/MgaBasangSisiw at sa official Facebook page na https://www.facebook.com/MgaBasangSisiw.


Kapuso Stars Extend Help To Typhoon Maring and Habagat Flood Victims

Kapuso Stars Extend Help To Typhoon Maring and Habagat Flood Victims

After areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were placed under the state of calamity due to Typhoon Maring, Kapuso stars answered our countrymen's call for help as they participated in relief efforts and manned GMA Network's telethon.

Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera extended help to the flood victims in Roxas District in Quezon City. The taping for Dingdong's upcoming primetime series 'Genesis' was stopped because of the heavy rains. The dinner originally intended for the cast, production staff and crew that night was then distributed by Dingdong to the affected residents of Roxas District, where the taping of Genesis was held. Marian joined Dingdong in this endeavour.




Also, Dingdong’s Yes Pinoy Foundation celebrated its 4th anniversary with a special mission in Barangay San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal Province. Together with their partners, Dingdong and YPF officially turned over boat, bags, school supplies, raincoats, life vests and solar powered lamps to each of the dedicated students of Casili Elementary School. Aside from their donations to the school and its students, members of the foundation and their supporters volunteered to conduct a one day seminar among the students and teachers.

Dingdong with the help of his real life girlfriend Marian led relief operations of Yes Pinoy Foundation in distributing help to affected informal settler families in Pasay City.




Another real-life Kapuso couple Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann, helped the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in providing shelter for animals that were displaced by the floods.

Enzo Pineda and Louise delos Reyes also joined in the relief operations of GMA Kapuso Foundation, the socio-civic arm of GMA Network.

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and husband Ogie Alcasid assisted in Red Cross' repacking operations in Kalayaan and Quezon City.

Genesis star Rhian Ramos also helped in the relief operations in Santa Rosa Community Hospital and Barangay Ibaba's Evacuation Center in Laguna.

Meanwhile, Luis Alandy, Barbie Forteza, Lauren Young, Elmo Magalona, Betong Sumaya, Bettina Carlos, Thea Tolentino, Derrick Monasterio, Julian Trono, Mikoy Morales, Luanne Dy, James Macasero of Moymoy Palaboy, Kris Bernal, Bea Binene, Butch Francisco, and Marian Rivera were among the celebrities who volunteered for the Kapuso Helpline that helped raise funds for the typhoon victims last Tuesday in GMA Network Center.

On Wednesday, Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young, Miss World 2nd Princess Zarah Bianca Saldua, Miss World 4th Princess Omarie Osuna together with Valerie Concepcion, James Macasero of Moymoy Palaboy, Betong Sumaya, Regine Tolentino, Pekto Nacua, Drew Arellano and Steven Silva were on hand to answer calls in the Kapuso Helpline.




GMA Kapuso Foundation continues to engage in various relief operations in Metro Manila and several other areas in Luzon.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Pork Barrel Issue Theme Song Kawatan (Music Video)

Pork Barrel Issue Theme Song Kawatan (Music Video)
 
 
A protest song made by singer and comedian Jograd dela Torre has gone viral on the internet.

"Kawatan," which was adapted from Jessie J's hit song "Price Tag", is aimed at those behind the alleged multibillion-peso pork barrel scandal gripping the country.

A video of Jograd's version uploaded on YouTube had more than 208,000 views as of Monday night.

He was among the thousands who took part and performed at a large protest held Monday at the Rizal Park.


Miley Cyrus MTV VMAs Foam-Finger, Booty-Shaking Performance Videos Compiled

Miley Cyrus MTV VMAs Foam-Finger, Booty-Shaking Performance Videos Compiled



In case you haven't watch it yet (may be the video is blocked for public viewing in your region), here is a GIF roundup of Miley Cyrus' childhood ruining MTV Video Music Award foam-finger, booty shaking perversions.

The former Disney child star performed her summer hit "We Can't Stop" before Robin Thicke joined her onstage for a special rendition of "Blurred Lines" during last Sunday's MTV VMAs.


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Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo Currently in Living-in Relationship

Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo Currently in Living-in Relationship



The rumor, DENIED by Zanjoe Marudo himself.

The "Annaliza" actor, on his interview with "The Buzz" on Sunday, denied that he and girlfriend Bea Alonzo are already in a live-in relationship.

"Wala pa naman sa ganoong sitwasyon. Siyempre minsan may mga pagkakataon na bumabagyo, hindi kami makalabas." he said.

In a previous interview, Zanjoe admitted that that he is ready to marry Bea and is already saving up to buy her a ring.


Vice Ganda Receives Gold Record Award for "Vice Ganda" Album

Vice Ganda Receives Gold Record Award for "Vice Ganda" Album
 

Vice Ganda, on Sunday variety show "ASAP 18," received his first gold record award from his self-titled album under Star Records.

"Thank You Lord for my first ever Gold Record Award for my album 'Vice Ganda' under Star Records," Vice posted on his official Twitter and Instagram accounts following the acceptance of award.



Vice likewise thanked Star Records and his fans.




The album includes the hit song "Karakaraka," as well as "Manhid Ka" and his cover of "Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita."

Jennylyn Mercado Shares What Type of a Mom She Is

Jennylyn Mercado Shares What Type of a Mom She Is 


Hot momma Jennylyn Mercado has her days packed with her mommy duties, herromantic escapades with her main squeeze, and her hosting duties on Sunday All Stars. On top of this, Jen has a new program that will start airing on August 26 before the Ryzza Mae Show. “Anak Ko Yan” is the Philippines’ first reality talent show for parent-child tandems. The actress is even more excited for the program as she also started her career in a similar show, Star Struck. However, Jen admits that if her son were to decide to enter the world of show business, she would be the first to disapprove of it.

Hindi ko yata kaya, hindi ako papayag. Ako na lang siguro ‘wag na lang siya,” the actress said with a shake of head. “Siguro hanggang pictorial lang siya wag na yung talagang showbiz. Kasi mahirap talaga kapag andyan na yung intriga.”

The power emphasized that as a mom, she didn’t want her child to experience the hardships that came with fame. “Bilang isang ina, ayaw mo na maranasan ng anak mo yung ganun. Sa trabaho din namin hindi talaga maiiwasan na mapagod ka kapag dire-doretso ang taping, napupuyat ka rin. Ayaw ko muna na mangyari sa kanya yun kasi bata pa siya,” Jen relayed.

Will her protective mother instincts also influence her hosting on Anak ko Yan? Watch Jennyln with the dance and singing coaches, Rochelle Pangilinan and Dulce daily on GMA-7 morning timeslot to find out!

SMART and Sun Cellular Team-up with Waze to Help Drivers Manage Their Traffic Experience

SMART and Sun Cellular Team-up with Waze to Help Drivers Manage Their Traffic Experience


Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (Digitel) through its mobile brand Sun Cellular (Sun), and Smart subsidiary Voyager Innovations, Inc. (Voyager) announced a strategic partnership with Waze (waze.com) to expand local awareness of the crowd sourced navigation app and help Philippines drivers save time on every drive. The wireless services companies, part of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) [NYSE:PHI], will be the first Philippine mobile operator partners of the social navigation pioneer.

Waze combines GPS navigation technology with social networking, enabling users to swiftly identify the fastest and most efficient map routes. Millions of Waze drivers enable the service to adjust its reports in real time, based on constantly changing road conditions such as heavy traffic or accidents.

Through this partnership, the companies will encourage further expansion of Waze usage in the Philippines through a marketing, promotion and distribution agreement to Smart and Sun’s more than 73.4 million subscribers.

In addition to special promotions, Smart and Sun will pre-install the Waze application on smartphones bundled under its commercial postpaid and prepaid offerings. The Waze Philippines map will display Smart- and Sun-branded retail pins to help extend both companies’ customer service.

Voyager will serve as a critical partner, working with Waze for technology integration and exchange of map data for both Smart and Sun.

Waze is one of the most innovative and fast-rising mobile apps in the world and we’re proud to make this available to our subscribers. With our fast-growing smartphone subscriber base, Waze is an exciting addition to the growing number of Smart and Sun’s leading global mobile apps partners,” said Orlando B. Vea, Chief Wireless Advisor, Smartand president of Digitel.

Waze provides real-time and community-based information to make navigating traffic easier, allowing users to better make use of their time to live more. It is especially useful in the high-traffic areas of the country’s major cities and has a growing user base in the Philippines. This partnership is mutually beneficial to all parties – with our subscribers enjoying a world-class mobile app and with Waze having access to the biggest share of the Philippine mobile services market.” said Charles A. Lim, EVP and Head, Consumer Wireless Business Group for Smart and Sun.

Voyager is bringing Waze, a leading crowd-sourced mapping and traffic information app experience to the Philippines. By downloading the app, users can gain access to a rich navigation experience thru the mobile phone - no need for another gadget.  It is just the beginning-- we are bringing more of these innovative services to enrich everyday life,” said Jose Benjamin S. Fernandez, Chief Operating Officer, Voyager.

Early this year, Waze was recognized as Best Overall App at the Global Mobile Awards 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. With the Philippines as one of the fast-growing smartphone markets in Southeast Asia, mobile apps and data usage is on the rise. This process is further enabled by the availability of affordable mobile Internet rates and deployment of supercharged networks of Smart and Sun LTE (long-term evolution), the fastest available wireless connectivity to date.


About Smart Communications, Inc.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider with 57.3 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-June 2013. Smart has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless offerings such as Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala, the Netphone, and Smart LTE. Smart also offers 3G and HSPA+ services, while its satellite service, Smart Link, provides communications to the global maritime industry. Smart Broadband, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, offers a wireless broadband service, Smart Broadband, with 1.8million subscribers as of end-June 2013. Smart is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippines' leading telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. For more information, visit smart.com.ph.


About Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc.

Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (Digitel), a member of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Group, is one of the Philippines’ leading mobile telecommunications companies. It offers a wide range of service innovations for mobile telephony from voice, messaging and international roaming services, to wireless broadband and value-added services for consumers and businesses alike through its mobile brand Sun Cellular. As a renowned frontrunner in the industry, Sun Cellular has been notable for significant breakthroughs like unlimited services and the Anti-Bill Shock charging system which continue to encourage the market to embrace mobile technology. It has received accolades over the years with awards such as the Philippines’ Mobile Service Provider of the Year for 2011 and 2012 by the esteemed Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards in Singapore.


About Voyager Innovations, Inc.

Voyager Innovations, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) focused on delivering disruptive innovations for the PLDT group of companies.  Voyager is looking at the adjacent spaces around the core telecommunications business working on its intersections with various industries. Voyager is where technology meets life, actively participating in leading edge technology standards, while keeping an eye on what’s possible today.


About Waze

Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology, big data and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today’s maps. Waze is home to the world’s largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from millions of users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit http://www.waze.com.

Bryan Cranston Role in Superman Sequel Revealed

Bryan Cranston Role in Superman Sequel Revealed


Bryan Cranston, the "Breaking Bad" star, will play the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, reports said.

Cranston has reportedly been cast as supervillain Lex Luthor alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.

Cranston is said to have signed at least a six-appearance deal with DC Comics, which means he may have more chances to destroy Superman in future Justice League films, according to Cosmic Book News.

An official announcement is expected to be made after the conclusion of the final season of Breaking Bad.

An insider told Cosmic Book News: "Cranston truly is a dream casting for Luthor."

With Affleck on board, DC is also rumored to be considering Matt Damon for the roles of Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.

Mark Strong may also join in the role of Green Lantern mentor Sinestro, which he played in the recent Green Lantern film. - news.com.au


Marshall Mathers LP 2 Album Sneak Peek on MTV VMAs

Marshall Mathers LP 2 Album Sneak Peek on MTV VMAs


Marshall Mathers LP 2, as announced by Eminem during the MTV Video Music Awards, will be out on November 5.

The 8th solo album of the famous rapper is a sequel to the 2000 effort Marshall Mathers LP. During the show's commercial break, a track from the album was played with the lyrics:

“Let’s take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch
I’m about to bloody this track up, everybody get back
That’s why my pen needs a pad because my rhymes’ on the rag.”

There’s already been one track released from Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song, called “Survival,” appeared in an advertisement for the upcoming game Call of Duty: Ghosts. The song featured vocals from singer Skylar Grey, who Eminem has collaborated with on the Dr. Dre song “I Need a Doctor.” Paul Rosenberg, President of Shady Records, had talked about the album earlier this year but didn’t give a timetable for its release. “He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when,” Rosenberg said. “We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”

Before Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem last released a full solo album in 2010.


Thea Tolentino is "Girl on Fire"

Thea Tolentino is "Girl on Fire"

For her first lead role as Pyra, Thea Tolentino will not only be showcasing her talent in acting, but also in singing and playing the guitar. The Ultimate Female Protégé recalled her engagement with both when she was growing up.

Thea learned how to play the guitar in high school due to the influence of her peers. She brought to mind the songs that she used to play, which were mostly J-pop songs, because she was into Japanese pop culture and anime. Unfortunately, due to her current busy schedule, she has not been able to keep tabs on J-pop.

Singing was part of Thea Tolentino’s childhood because their family managed a karaoke business. Her mom worked for her grandfather’s electronics store, and has always brought her along. As a bonus, little Thea sang and danced in the shop, most of the time, to the tune of Britney Spears’ songs. On the karaoke machine, she would always punch the numbers for “Dadalhin” by Regine Velasquez, and “Never had a dream come true” by S Club 7.

Thea’s dreams finally did come true now that she was cast for the lead role in the Afternoon Primetime soap, Pyra. And she’s bringing with her all these learning and experiences she had while growing up. She will be playing the role of Pyra who has a special ability called "Pyrokinesis."

Will her voice and guitar-playing help out her character? Will her music bring more warmth to Pyra? Kapuso, let’s find out the answers as we all watch Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy! Catch its pilot episode this August 26, Monday, and witness the newest and hottest primetime show on GMA. But if you want information regarding Thea Tolentino on Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy now, visit the show’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PyraGMA; Twitter, @PyraGMA; or Instagram, @Pyra_GMA.


72 Celebrity Kalokalikes Battle for It’s Showtime "Kalokalike Level Up Face 2” Title

72 Celebrity Kalokalikes Battle for It’s Showtime "Kalokalike Level Up Face 2” Title


 
Seventy-two look-alikes of local and international celebrities will come together and battle in the grandest and brightest tournament of Kalokalikes in ABS-CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime” beginning today, August 26.

Kalokalike Level Up Face 2” features the contestants at their best, wildest, and most improved impersonation of stars, and will be held over a course of four weeks from August 26 to September 20.

Each day, a group of Kalokalikes will face off to get a slot in the much-awaited grand finals on September 28 and will have the chance to be crowned as the Ultimate Kalokalike to win P300,000.

The first runner-up and second runner-up will bring home P200,000 and P100,000, respectively, while two additional runners-up will also be given cash prizes. Other stand-out contestants will also be given special awards.

The look-alike contest of “It’s Showtime” became so popular among viewers and netizens that “Kalokalike Face 2” was launched immediately after its first run, which hailed Christopher De Leon look-alike Jonathan Garcia as the Ultimate Kalokalike last May.

Stay tuned to “It’s Showtime,” hosted by Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kuya Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, at Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, at 12:30 PM and on Saturdays at 12NN on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, follow @ItsShowtimena on Twitter or like   www.facebook.com/itsShowtimena. To watch previous “Kalokalike” episodes, visit showtime.abs-cbn.com.

One Direction Receives Boo from MTV VMAs Fans; Lady Gaga Rescues 1D from Angry Fans (Video)

One Direction Receives Boo from MTV VMAs Fans; Lady Gaga Rescues 1D from Angry Fans (Video)


One Direction could be the hottest British boy band after The Beatles. They may have countless of fans worldwide but likewise millions of haters could also be following their every moves.

On Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, 1D got an unexpected "boos" from the crowd when they receive the Song of Summer awards for their latest smash hit single, “Best Song Ever.” Lady Gaga, who was in the crowd came to the rescue defending the hottest British boy band. Check out the video showing Lady Gaga's reaction to the fans:





Lady Gaga certainly won the hearts of One Direction fans everywhere following her adamant defense of the boy band.

After receiving a plethora of thankful comments from fans of One Direction, Lady Gaga had this to say:


One Direction "Our Moment" TVC

One Direction "Our Moment" TVC



One Direction's “Our Moment” Fragrance ad featuring Diana Vickers' "My Favourite Things" has been released. Check out below:




MTV VMAs 2013 Winners- MTV Video Music Awards 2013

MTV VMAs 2013 Winners- MTV Video Music Awards 2013


Here is the full winners list in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
Robin Thicke, feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Male Video
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven” (winner)
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Best Female Video
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (winner)
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It” (winner)
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Fun., “Carry on”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Austin Mahone, “What About Love” (winner)
Twenty One Pilots, “Holding on to You”
Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”
The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea, “Work”

Best Collaboration
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason” (winner)
Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

Best Video With a Social Message
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” (winner)
Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel, “Candles in the Sun”
Beyoncé, “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air” (winner)
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)
A$AP Rocky feat. 2 Chainz, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar, “Fuckin’ Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip”
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Best Art Direction
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N” (winner)
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air”
Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem”
Alt-J, “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
Bruno Mars, “Treasure” (winner)
Chris Brown, “Fine China”
Ciara, “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER”

Best Cinematography
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air”
Lana Del Rey, “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (winner)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
Fun., “Carry on”
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”

Best Editing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (winner)
Flying Lotus, “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Doors, “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce, “It’s You”

Best Song of the Summer
One Direction, “Best Song Ever” (winner)
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Daft Punk, “Get Lucky”
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Justin Timberlake (winner)

Sam Milby Courting Jessy Mendiola

Sam Milby Courting Jessy Mendiola


Sam Milby admitted that he is again inlove.

The lucky girl?

Maria Mercedes" herself Jessy Mendiola.

Nililigawan ko si Jessy. She’s aware. I did let her know my intentions, yes. I like her, she’s beautiful. I like her simplicity. Hindi siya maarte,” he said in an interview with “The Buzz.

While some people think the 20-year-old actress is too young for the 29-year-old actor, Sam said: “I think a lot of times she’s misunderstood too. Masyado siyang bata pero she’s mature for her age. I can’t say na I know her that well but the times that I’ve hung out with her have been fun.”

On her part, Jessy sees nothing wrong if she allows Sam to get to know her more. “Single ako at single siya so bakit naman hindi. Pero we go out lang naman and hang. Nothing super serious since alam niya priority ko ang career ko. He’s a very sweet and nice guy so I don’t want to close any doors naman and why not let him get the chance na makilala ako and ganoon din ako sa kanya,” she said.


The Voice of the Philippines August 25 Elimination Results: RJ Dela Fuente, Cora Dela Cruz, Talia Reyes and Junji Arias

The Voice of the Philippines August 25 Elimination Results: RJ Dela Fuente, Cora Dela Cruz, Talia Reyes and Junji Arias 


Here is the official elimination results following the very first Live Show competition of ABS-CBN's reality singing contest "The Voice of the Philippines" held Sunday night, August 25, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. 

Team Lea Salonga:

Darryl Shy - saved through public vote
Radha Tinsay - saved by Lea
RJ Dela Fuente - out of the competition

Team Apl.De.Ap:

Thor Dulay - saved through public vote
Jessica Reynoso - saved by apl.de.ap
Cora Dela Cruz - out of the competition


To watch all the performances in The Voice of the Philippines August 25 Live Show competition, click HERE.


Team Bamboo Mañalac

Myk Perez - saved through public vote
Lee Grane - saved by Bamboo
Talia Reyes - out of the competition

Team Sarah Geronimo:

Morissette Amon - saved through public vote
Eva Delos Santos - saved by Sarah
Junji Arias - out of the competition

Watch the announcement of results below:





The Voice of the Philippines August 25 Live Show Performances (Videos)

The Voice of the Philippines August 25 Live Show Performances (Videos)

Photo from Toni Gonzaga's @celestinegonzaga IG account

The Voice of the Philippines coaches Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac and Apl.de.ap, together with the singing competition;'s 24 finalists performed “The Apl Song” and “Tag-Ulan” during the opening of the show’s first live competition held Sunday night at the Resorts Worlds Newport Performing Arts Thearter.




The rest of the team members coming from the four Teams performed as a group. They are set to compete in next Sunday's Live Show competition.






To watch The Voice of the Philippines First Live Show Performances, click the FINALISTS' NAMES below:

TEAM LEA SALONGA

Darryl Shy
Radha Tinsay
RJ Dela Fuente


TEAM APL.DE.AP

Cora Dela Cruz
Thor Dulay
Jessica Reynoso


TEAM BAMBOO

Talia Reyes
Myk Perez
Lee Grane


TEAM SARAH GERONIMO

Eva Delos Santos
Junji Arias
Morissette Amon


To watch the announcement of this week's winners, click HERE.


Morissette Amon - The Voice of the Philippines Live Show August 25 Performance Video

Morissette Amon - The Voice of the Philippines Live Show August 25 Performance Video


Morissette Amon of Team Sarah Geronimo ends the live performance with a bang through her own rendition of Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts" on The Voice of the Philippines Live Show held at the Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theater on Sunday, August 25.

Watch the video below:



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