Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cosmo 69 Bachelors 2013 Extra Hot Video

Cosmo 69 Bachelors 2013 Extra Hot Video


We already honored the top students of Cosmo University here (The Cosmo Centerfolds of 2013) but what about the rest? After the centerfolds at the September 2013 special supplement of Cosmo Magazine, here is my opinion of the second 12. If we have the main buffet, I know you would love for more side dishes. 

CONTINUE READING HERE.


Video: CosmopolitanPH on YouTube

Star Magic Ball 2013 Red Carpet Photos #StarMagicBall2013

Star Magic Ball 2013 Red Carpet Photos #StarMagicBall2013



Check out some of the photos taken during the star-studded red carpet of the 7th Star Magic Ball 2013 being held at Fairmont Hotel in Makati City.


 
 
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
  
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
    
 
 
 
 
   

Photos: rappler.com, abscbnonline, starmagicphils, and various FB and Twitter users

Star Magic Ball 2013 Photos and Video

Star Magic Ball 2013 Photos and Video


It's the time of the year again where the biggest and brightest stars from the most successful star-building arm in Philippine showbiz - Star Magic - gather for a grand night of get-together in the annual Star Magic Ball.

Happening right now at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Makati City, this grandest event is expected to be graced not just the Star Magic talent but also by ABS-CBN VIPs, big bosses and executives. Artists and guests are expected to attend the grandest event in their suits and gowns in the all-white, black and champagne theme.

Now on its seventh year, the Star Magic Ball 2013 also marks the 21st year of Star Magic.

Check out some of the photos below:

Jessy Mendiola as Maria Mercedes (Trailer)

Jessy Mendiola as Maria Mercedes (Trailer)


ABS-CBN has released the first official teaser for the Philippine remake of the hit Mexican series "Maria Mercedes" featuring Jessy Mendiola as Pinay Maria Mercedes.

The vide shows Jessy dancing in a long red dress to the tune of updated Filipino version of the series' original theme song.




Completing the cast are Jake Cuenca, Jason Abalos, Vina Morales, Dominic Ochoa, Nadia Montenegro and Vivian Velez. Under the direction of Chito Roño.


Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid "The Mega and the Songwriter" Video

Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid "The Mega and the Songwriter" Video



The Megastar Sharon Cuneta and singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid team-up for the biggest weekly musical variety show there is on Philippine TV - The Mega and the Songwriter.




"The Mega and the Songwriter" is set to premiere September 14, 9:00 p.m. on TV5.


"FPJ Da King on ABS-CBN" Premieres this Sunday, August 8

"FPJ Da King on ABS-CBN" Premieres this Sunday, August 8


Catch the enduring stories of heroism and courage of the late Fernando Poe Jr. as ABS-CBN launches this Sunday (September 8), 10 AM its movie timeblock “FPJ, Da King on ABS-CBN” featuring the King of Philippine Cinema’s unforgettable films.

Watch the movie block’s first offering, “Eseng ng Tondo,” the story of a workaholic policeman who is so dedicated to his job that it creates conflict between him and his jealous wife Digna (Jenny Syquia). It also stars Ina Raymundo as Elvie, a street-smart informer who falls in love with him.

On September 15, follow Sgt. Gani Guerrero in “Kapag Puno na ang Salop” in his mission of tracking and catching the mastermind of several deaths in their town, the wealthy and influential Judge Ricardo Valderama (Eddie Garcia).

FPJ portrays an honest and simple taxi driver in “May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi,” to be aired on September 22. In it Nanding (FPJ) helps out in his friend and fellow cab driver Teban’s (Dencio Padilla) acquittal by pinning a notorious crime syndicate.

On September 29, watch “Batas ng .45,” the story of Capt. Magsalin, an honest policeman dishonorably removed from service and is out to prove his innocence by taking the law in his own hand.

Catch “FPJ, Da King on ABS-CBN” every Sunday, 10AM on ABS-CBN.


Lovi Poe Charms Viewers Anew in "Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas"

Lovi Poe Charms Viewers Anew in "Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas" 


It’s been quite a while since Lovi Poe last graced the coveted halls of primetime television, but viewers and her millions of fans won’t have to wait any longer as the Kapuso Network’s Premier Drama Actress makes a grand come-back in GMA Telebabad next week.

Fresh from the production of her widely talked-about docu-series “Titser” which currently airs on GMA News TV and is receiving very positive reviews, Lovi is starring in the upcoming GMA primetime series “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas,” which is slated to replace “Mundo Mo’y Akin” beginning Monday, September 9.

The multi-awarded actress, who won not one but two Best Supporting Actress awards this year for the movie “Thy Womb” and Best Actress Award at the 2010 Golden Screen Awards and at the 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for the movie “Mayohan,” is joined by some of the country’s most respected and talented artists namely Cesar Montano, Rocco Nacino, Solenn Heussaff, Charee Pineda, Gary Estrada, Ms. Liza Lorena and the Original Queen of Philippine Movies, Ms. Gloria Romero.

Armed with a transfixing story and a stellar cast, “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas” is primed to dominate the airwaves and captivate the hearts of Filipino viewers.

In the series, the 2010 FAMAS Best Actress (Sagrada Familia) and 2012 Best Supporting Actress (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - PMPC Star Awards and FAP Luna Awards) portrays the character of Lovelia who, after having been deceived by the people she loved, seeks to reclaim what’s rightfully hers. She learns to take matters into her own hands and seeks revenge against Jerry (Rocco Nacino), the man whom she loved and Agatha (Charee Pineda), the woman who stole all her possessions including her lover’s heart. 

Somewhere along the way, Lovelia meets Conrad (Cesar Montano) who helps her exact vengeance against Jerry and Agatha.  With a new man in her life, will Lovelia’s feelings for Jerry eventually fade away? Will anger eat up what’s left of her love for Jerry? Will she attain justice in the end? 

Also starring in the series are Ina Feleo, Glenda Garcia, Tiya Pusit, Steven Silva, Kier Legaspi, Ruru Madrid and Freddie Webb.

Helmed by Ms. Laurice Guillen in her first directorial project in GMA (for a primetime series), “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas” will surely offer kapuso viewers another extraordinary primetime viewing experience. 

Don’t miss the pilot airing of “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas” on Monday, September 9, after Anna Karenina on GMA Telebabad. 


Harrison Ford versus Gary Oldman in “Paranoia”

Harrison Ford versus Gary Oldman in “Paranoia”


To take on the roles of battling billionnaire kingpins in Relativity Media's new thriller “Paranoia”, the filmmakers knew they would need two actors capable of embodying brilliant, eccentric, hugely ambitious men whose unbridled thirst for power has made them capable of menace and even murder. They found that in the explosive pairing of Academy Award® nominated actors Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.

The two first worked together on the hit thriller “Air Force One,” with Ford playing the U.S. President and Oldman the relentless Russian terrorist who hijacks his plane. In “Paranoia,” however, they would both be challenged by characters unlike any they have taken on in their diverse careers – men who once wanted to change the world with life-altering technology but have fallen into an obsessive, cat-and-mouse game to one-up each other.

It was like a dream to put these two back together again,” muses producer Alexandra Milchan. “Their characters couldn’t be more different and yet Harrison and Gary are alike in many ways. They are both equally funny, charming, extremely smart and generous. They both really loved the characters they were playing, even though they are villains, and they both understood the source of their greed and their desire to play God with the universe around them to a certain degree.”

Harrison walks, talks, and feels like integrity personified – the very ideal of an upstanding American leader like his character, Jock Goddard – which makes his turn to the dark side in `Paranoia' so compelling,” notes producer William Johnson. “It was equal parts pleasure and terror to watch him seduce and destroy.”




Oldman was drawn right away to the screenplay. “It plays like a thriller, but it’s got a twist that I didn’t see coming,” Oldman notes. More than that, Oldman quickly developed his own personal take on his character, Nicolas Wyatt, as one of the self-made industrialists of the digital era. “I play Nick as a guy who is working-class, self-taught, and a former whiz kid who has a real flair for technology,” he explains. “The character was originally an American but I presented to Robert a trans-Atlantic ex-pat who has found success here. It adds an interesting dynamic to things.

Wyatt has indeed found success in America, the kind of head-spinning success only the very elite will ever taste, which was a lot of fun for Oldman to jump into. “I said to Robert at one point, ‘you’ve fulfilled all my dreams of driving a Bentley, wearing wonderful suits and stepping out of my own private helicopter,’” Oldman muses.

Oldman was especially thrilled to create the explosive collision between Wyatt and Goddard with Harrison Ford – and he says that Ford took him by surprise. “I was really impressed,” he says. “It’s kind of a different character for him and he did some really fine work.”

Says Ford in turn of Oldman: “I’ve always enjoyed watching Gary no matter what he is doing. Wyatt is a fascinating, bitter, angry character, who believes my character, Goddard, would never be the success he is without him. Working with him made the whole thing great fun.

Ford was drawn not only to reuniting with Oldman but to the rich themes of “Paranoia.” “I see it as a cautionary tale of a young man led by blind ambition into a trap,” he says.

The filmmakers gave Goddard and Wyatt contrasting, individual styles, right down to their cars. But the real sparks emerged from whenever Oldman and Ford were on set together. “What was interesting to me is that both these great actors are quite unassuming and gentle when you meet them,” observes Luketic. “But as soon as the word action is called they turned into these incredible forces.”

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


Richard Poon’s "Legends" Album Receives Gold Record Award

Richard Poon’s "Legends" Album Receives Gold Record Award


Richard Poon’s first album under Universal Records Legends was recently awarded a Gold Record Award for its outstanding sales. Legends, which includes the hits Truly and Crazy, continues to top music sales charts since it was released four months ago.

With Richard during the awarding is Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go.

In Legends, Richard traces his pop roots by singing some of the biggest pop artists in the international music industry - classics by Lionel Richie (Truly), Whitney Houston (All At Once), Barbra Streisand (Evergreen), Madonna (Borderline), Barry Manilow (Ready To Take A Chance Again), Kenny Rogers (Crazy), among others.

Richard also collaborates with friend Christian Bautista in the Michael Jackson hit The Girl Is Mine, which is included in the album.

"Legends" Tracklist:

1. All At Once (originally popularized by Whitney Houston)
2. All In Love Is Fair (originally popularized by Stevie Wonder)
3. And I Love Her (originally popularized by The Beatles)
4. Crazy (originally popularized by Kenny Rogers)
5. Truly (originally popularized by Lionel Richie)
6. Evergreen (originally popularized by Barbra Streisand)
7. Borderline (originally popularized by Madonna)
8. A Song For You (originally popularized by Elton John)
9. Can't Help Falling In Love (originally popularized by Elvis Presley)
10. The Girl Is Mine (originally popularized by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney)
11. If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight (originally popularized by James Taylor)
12. Ready To Take A Chance Again (originally popularized by Barry Manilow)


“The Conjuring” Director James Wan Returns with “Insidious: Chapter 2”

“The Conjuring” Director James Wan Returns with “Insidious: Chapter 2”


Australian director James Wan is one of the most intelligent and creative filmmakers working today. He recently conqured global box-office with the blockbuster supernatural thriller “The Conjuring” which is based on the story of husband-and-wife psychic investigators who come across a horrific case involving the hauntings of a Rhode Island farmhouse.

Previously, Wan co-created the “Saw” franchise, the most successful horror-film series of all time.

Now, the newly crowned master of horror brings to the screen the terrifying thriller “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the sequel to the disturbing and original 2011 psychological horror thriller “Insidious.”

In “Chapter 2,” a haunted family struggles to uncover a terrifying secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. The sequel reteams the cast of the first film, including Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins.

We’re super excited at the chance to continue telling the story we started in the first film,” says Wan. “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.”

The first film had a single vision - James and screenwriter Leigh Whannell’s - pushing it forward without any kind of interference or creative compromises,” producer Jason Blum says. “I believe that’s one reason the film did so well, so we didn’t want James or Leigh to make any creative compromises with the sequel either.”

The filmmaking duo, whose creative partnership goes back to their college days in Melbourne, Australia, say their inspiration has always come from trading ghost stories with one another. Even during the filming process, they constantly bounce around ideas and concepts that they then incorporate into the film.

If you have enough similarities, or if the same stories excite you, then it’s really easy to work together,” says Whannell. “James and I are pretty in sync that way, especially when it comes to horror.”

Or as Wan puts it: “We’ve always tried to scare the crap out of each other. And then one day we said, ‘We should put this in a movie!’ And that’s literally what we did for `Insidious.' We took all the scares, all the great ghost stories we’d heard, and put them in the film.”

The film hit a nerve, connecting with audiences domestically and abroad.

The filmmaking duo sees “Insidious: Chapter 2” as more of a psychological thriller than a horror film. While “Insidious” was infused with haunted-house-film archetypes, Wan says “Chapter 2” focuses less on gore and CGI effects than on tapping into audiences’ most basic childhood fears.

I would describe it as a domestic thriller with a supernatural edge to it,” Wan says. “The ghouls are coming back, but this film isn’t about that as much. I feel like I’ve already established the characters, so now I can get into them without being too gimmicky, while still keeping those elements that people love. The first one was a lot more straightforward, which is great for a first movie, but in a sequel you want to expand on the mythology. You want to show people more of the world you’ve created, and that’s what we did with Chapter 2.

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. 


Tune Hotels in Solo, Central Java Indonesia Now Ready to Offer the Best Value Hotel Services

Tune Hotels in Solo, Central Java Indonesia Now Ready to Offer the Best Value Hotel Services


Award-winning hotel group Tune Hotels, continues to expand in Indonesia with the opening of its latest hotel in Solo, Central Java. Tune Hotel Solo would represent the brand’s fifth property in Indonesia, following Kuta and Legian, Bali, Pasar Baru and Pekanbaru.

Tune Hotels Group CEO Mark Lankester said: “Tune Hotel Solo represents the first hotel in Central Java, a city steeped in history with a fast growing tourism industry as well as a booming middle class offering a huge potential for rapid growth. The hotel will offer international standards of service excellence to the city with the intention to serve both tourists and business travellers. With four hotels currently operating in Indonesia, there will be an aggressive expansion of six more Tune Hotels in development which are scheduled to open over the next 18 months including Makassar, Bekasi, Surabaya, Bandung, Jakarta and Palembang.”

Welcoming its first guest last Friday, 30 August, the 159 room Tune Hotel Solo is centrally located in Jalan Sopomo, the heart of Solo, within minutes to historical and cultural attractions such as the Kasunanan and Mangkunegaran Palaces, the Danar Hadi Museum and a variety of shopping options. Known for being a batik haven, the hotel is also nearby to batik villages such as Kampoeng Batik Kauman and Kampoeng Batik Laweyan that showcases the process of batik making, as well as the production of the many forms of batik ranging from garments to handicraft souvenirs.

Solo is one of the fastest developing economic centres of Indonesia, a city that still preserves its tradition despite modernisation. A favourite tourist destination of the country, Solo is a leading educational and cultural hub of the nation. Tourists can take part in excursions to various exciting destinations or shop in the city and taste the local delicacies in the numerous restaurants and café.

This rapid development of Tune Hotels in Indonesia reflects the growing demand for value stay accommodation for both leisure and business travel. The concept of Tune Hotels caters to the demand of providing top quality accommodation and basic necessities of comfort, cleanliness, safety and convenience with an affordable price.”

In the coming months, the aggressive expansion plans of Tune Hotels into other top destinations in Indonesia will reflect a milestone for the hotel brand and we hope that Tune Hotels will become a house-hold name across the archipelago,” added Mark.

Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely popular amongst travellers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like towels & toiletries, air-conditioning, in-room Wifi and satellite TV service at selected hotels.

The group has received over five million guests since the opening of its first hotel in Downtown Kuala Lumpur in 2007. With the opening of Solo, Tune Hotels has five hotels in Indonesia, 11 in Malaysia, five in the UK, four in Thailand, five in the Philippines, one in India and Japan. The company is set to open another property in Australia this year while future projects are planned in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier, AirAsia.

For real-time updates and promotion alerts, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook at www.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels

For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com

Miss Supranational 2013 Announcement of Winners Video (Crowning Moment)

Miss Supranational 2013 Announcement of Winners Video (Crowning Moment)



To view complete list of winners in Miss Supranational 2013, click HERE.



Video: TheEmeraldvideos on YouTube

Megan Young and Miss World 2013 Candidates Sing "Diamonds" on a Selfie Video

Megan Young and Miss World 2013 Candidates Sing "Diamonds" on a Selfie Video



Here is the video of Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young together with Miss Guyana and some of the Miss World 2013 contestants performing Rihanna's "Diamonds" to show their way of celebrating world beauty that shines bright like a diamond.


Video: TheEmeraldvideos on YouTube

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