Saturday, September 14, 2013

UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2013 Photos

UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2013 Photos


The much-awaited UAAP Season 76 Cheerdance competitions (also known as Samsung UAAP Cheerdance Competition) will be held Sunday, September 15, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Eight competing schools are now ready to outoutshine one another with never-before-seen routines in what promises to be the fiercest battle in years.

UAAP Season 76 Cheerdance order of performances:

Far Eastern University - FEU Cheering Squad 



University of the Philippines - UP Pep Squad 



University of the East  - UE Red Squad 



De La Salle University - DLSU Green Animo Squad 



National University - NU Cheer Squadron 



University of Santo Tomas - UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe 



Ateneo de Manila University - AdMU Blue Bubble Battalion 



Adamson University - AdU Pep Squad



To be hosted by the University of Sto. Tomas, this season's judges includes:

Dance 
Avel Bautista, Airdance
Douglas Nierras, Powerdance
Jon Supan, Manoeuvers
Nancy Crowe, Hotlegs

Cheer
Alejandro Mendelebar
Archie Meris
Bernard Puatu 
Mark Dela Cruz
Regina Tanjuatco

International Judges
Lim Chee Wei
Yee Ming Tan

Technical/Penalty and Head Judge
Paula Nunag


The UAAP Cheerdance competition will be telecast live at Studio 23 and Balls HD 167 starting at 1:30p.m.


Rizal Underground Wins It's Showtime Bida Kabarkada Grand Finals

Rizal Underground Wins It's Showtime Bida Kabarkada Grand Finals


On Saturday, September 14, an epic battle of hiphop moves and stunts was showcased in “It’s Showtime Bida Kabarkada” grand finals.

After ten weeks of breathtaking performances from groups hailing from different parts of the country, Rizal Underground of Cainta, Rizal was proclaimed the grand winner in the popular "Bida Kabarkada" segment of the show.

Rizal Underground beats two other finalists - J. Crisis of Sampaloc, Manila and X-Force Dance Company of Marikina - to bring home the P1-million cash prize.

Continue watching “It’s Showtime” with hosts Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kuya Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai from Mondays - Saturday, 12nn on ABS-CBN.

Get updates on the program by following @ItsShowtimeNa on Twitter.


Judy Ann Santos "Bet on Your Baby" Trailer

Judy Ann Santos "Bet on Your Baby" Trailer


The first trailer for ABS-CBN newest game show "Bet on Your Baby" hosted by Judy Ann Santos has been released.

Watch below:


Video: ABSTVPromo on YouTube

Colton Dixon "Never Gone" Music Video and Lyrics

Colton Dixon "Never Gone" Music Video and Lyrics


American Idol finalist Colton Dixon has released the official music video of his song “Never Gone” from his debut album A Messenger.

Watch below:



Lights off, a shot in the dark
We get lost when we’re playing a part
We lay blame like we know what’s best
It’s a shame…

We break when we fall too hard
Lose faith when we’re torn apart
Don’t say you’re too far gone
It’s a shame
It’s a shame

I’m still standing here
No I didn’t disappear
Now the lights are on
See I was never gone
I let go of your hand
To help you understand
With you all along
Oh, I was never gone

There’s space between our lives
Hard to face, but I know we try
To revive, bring it back to life
Don’t walk away
Don’t walk away

I’m still standing here
No I didn’t disappear
Now the lights are on
See I was never gone
I let go of your hand
To help you understand
With you all along
Oh, I was never gone

I never ever left you
Never ever left you, no.
He said I never ever left you
Never ever left you, no.
Jesus never ever left you
Never ever left you, no.
He sees us, even in the darkness
Now you know you’re not alone.

I’m still standing here
No I didn’t disappear
Now the lights are on
See I was never gone
I let go of your hand
To help you understand
With you all along
Oh, I was never gone

I’m still standing here
No I didn’t disappear
Now the lights are on
See I was never gone
I let go of your hand
To help you understand
With you all along
Oh, I was never gone


Dingdong Dantes Leads Philippines' 1st Apocalyptic Series "Genesis"

Dingdong Dantes Leads Philippines' 1st Apocalyptic Series "Genesis"


Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes is going to star in an upcoming primetime series which is scheduled to replace the controversial “My Husband’s Lover” come October.

The series entitled “Genesis” is mainly drama with a bit of science fiction (sci-fi). In the story, a large asteroid is approaching Earth, endangering the lives of all of its inhabitants. But even before that happens, Earth is already on the brink of an apocalypse due to natural calamities (e.g. tsunamis, typhoons, etc.). Chaos is everywhere and death tolls are rising. How people go about their business during these trying times is the pivot of the series.

In “Genesis,” Dingdong portrays a member of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) whose main mission is to protect the supreme leader of the land at all costs. In his performance of his duty, he comes across danger brought about by crime and calamities. In the end, he will have to choose between saving the lives of others or his own. 

Kasi dito sa Genesis napag-uusapan din yung mga corruption issues, it’s a struggle kung paano lumaban ng patas at tama sa kabila ng kaguluhan. Kaya narerelate din sa totoong buhay ang show na ito,” Dingdong said in an interview with GMANetwork.com.

Basically, drama talaga siya. Ito ay tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng pag-asa sa kabila ng mga delubyo, mga problemang hinaharap ng isang tao,” the actor added.

“Genesis” is a reunion project of Dingdong and Rhian Ramos, who was the actor’s leading lady in the Philippine adaptation of the Korean series, “Stairway to Heaven.” It is also the second time for Dingdong and veteran actress Lorna Tolentino to work together in a series. The first one was in “Pahiram ng Sandali,” wherein they were paired in a May-December love affair.

“Genesis” is set to air its pilot episode on October 14 on GMA Telebabad.


Mario Maurer Graces Cinema One this Sunday Night

 Mario Maurer Graces Cinema One this Sunday Night


Model-actor Mario Maurer, who had already won the hearts of many worldwide, finally finds a love worth keeping as he gets on a flight to the Philippines to take a break away from his acting career as a Thai tourist named Marcus in the hit romantic film “Suddenly It’s Magic”, which is set to air on Cinema One this Sunday (September 15).

During his trip to the Philippines, he meets Joey (Erich Gonzales), who has inherited a bakeshop and her mother’s recipes. The two eventually find a different kind of comfort in each other - though it is continually put to the test as their own worlds collide. In what seemed to be an almost star-crossed relationship, the question lies in whether or not the two can survive the conflicts of reality and still remain side by side.

Don’t miss out on “Suddenly It’s Magic” airing at 8:00 p.m. on the Blockbuster Sundays movie block of Cinema One, the Philippines’ number one cable channel, available on SkyCable channel 56. 

Cinema One is also proud to announce that beginning September 15, it will also be made available on Destiny Cable channel 37 on analog and channel 56 on digital. 

For program schedules and updates, visit and like www.facebook.com/Cinema1Channel.


Megan Young to Dance "Singkil" in Miss World 2013 Dances of The World

Megan Young to Dance "Singkil" in Miss World 2013 Dances of The World


Not just she was selected as one of the 11 finalists in the Beach Fashion competition of Miss World 2013 out of  the 125 competing beauties, Megan Young was also chosen to perform the Filipino-Muslim dance "Singkil" during the Dances of The World event of Miss World in Indonesia.

Megan shared the news on Friday in a post on the official Facebook page of Miss World Philippines, which she has used to chronicle her participation in the preliminary activities of the international pageant.

"We rehearsed for Dances of the World. I'm proud to say that I was chosen to showcase my dance from the Philippines! I'll be showcasing a dance called Singkil. I am very, very happy because I get to share this Filipino-Muslim dance to the WORLD," the Kapamilya beauty queen said.

For her Singkil performance, Megan was trained by choreographer Carlos Buendia, Jr.

Originating from Lanao del Sur, the Singkil is a popular Maranao dance whose name is derived from the bells worn on the ankles of a Muslim princess. The performance is said to recount the epic legend of "Darangan."

It is characterized by a female dancer, traditionally of royal blood, carrying fans, while accompanied by a female "servant" with an umbrella. The dance is also known for the rhythmic clapping of bamboo poles, which the "princess" navigates as if to escape a natural catastrophe.

Patrick Wilson Possessed in “Insidious: Chapter 2”

Patrick Wilson Possessed in “Insidious: Chapter 2”


Patrick Wilson marks his third back-to-back collaboration with acclaimed horror director James Wan with Sony Pictures' scary thriller “Insidious: Chapter 2” which continues the story of the Lambert family’s life-and-death struggle with malignant spirits bent on destroying their lives.

In addition to the 2011 original “Insidious,” Wilson also starred in Wan’s recent global hit “The Conjuring.”
The first “Insidious” centered 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.

Wilson reprises the character of Josh Lambert who is hardly the same person he was in the first film. “He’s literally vacant because he’s possessed,” explains the actor. “We know that he’s possessed, but will his wife, Renai find out? It’s structured like a murder mystery with this husband and wife not getting along and her trying to figure out why that is. She wants to believe her husband, but he’s acting bizarrely.”

In fact, Wilson’s character is so different that it’s essentially a new role for the actor, says co-screenwriter Leigh Whannell. “Patrick had such a good role and a good time because he’s actually not playing Josh Lambert from the first film, and he really took to that. He ate it up. He couldn’t get enough of it and he really contributed so much to making the film work with his character.

Indeed, Wilson says he relished playing the Lambert father under the control of a sinister spirit. “For me, those moments when I’m ‘possessed Josh’ and mowing through doors and walls are the most fun,” he recalls. “It’s a great release.”

Wilson says he was never a big fan of horror films that reveled in gore, but has always responded to those that focus on more human elements. “It was those films that didn’t rely on a lot of tricks that terrified me as a kid,” he remembers. “They were human stories. And that’s what interested me with this film. It feels like an adult drama played out as a horror movie, and it also has humorous elements. For me, whether it’s a horror movie, an action movie, a comedy, whatever, you have to care about the people. And specifically in a horror movie you have to be rooting for people, especially when they’re a family in peril.

The actor praises director James Wan for his ability to move beyond genre tropes and create a character-driven horror film.

He can construct these scares and knows this genre better than anyone,” Wilson says. “He’s just one of the most creative filmmakers we have. I wouldn’t work with him so much if I didn’t feel that, and I’m lucky that he wants to work with me. Most of all, he understands that in order for people to get invested in these characters you have to let them breathe; you have to hear their story.”

 


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.


7 Things You Know You Love About Dingdong Dantes

7 Things You Know You Love About Dingdong Dantes


 
Come on! Admit it or not, you know you love Dingdong Dantes to death. And I thought here are the reasons why.

He has an “international” appeal.

With his washboard abs and his dashing looks, women not only in the Philippines but also all over the world find him very sexy. In fact, in 2008, the actor landed in E! Magazine’s 25 Sexiest Men in the World and he’s the only Filipino in that list, which by the way also includes David Beckham. Dingdong ranked 3rd. 

 
He exudes a positive vibe.

Ask the people close to Dingdong and those who have worked with him in the past and they will utter only kind words about the matinee idol.  “Dingdong is such a kind-hearted person on and off-camera. He treats everyone on the set equally. He doesn’t discriminate. He is also very approachable and accommodating,” says a staff member of one of Dingdong’s previous TV series. “The actor is always there to inspire everyone around him despite any situation,” the staff member added.  In a TV interview, Dingdong’s girlfriend, actress Marian Rivera, shared how much she has changed for the better because of Dingdong. “Tinuruan niya ako maging patient, bawal ang maging negative,” she said.


He’s a “buffet” – so much more than what one could possibly consume.

More than just a great actor, Dingdong is a versatile artist: he is also a fine TV host and a very graceful dancer. In fact, his being a dancer paved the way for stardom.  Did we mention that he is also a movie producer? He co-produced the movie “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles,” where he portrayed the lead character alongside multi-awarded actress Lovi Poe. Sure, he can do it all.  After all, he’s THE Dingdong Dantes.

Dingdong Dantes has won various awards such as the Outstanding Original Reality/Competition Program Host during the 2012 Golden Screen Awards for Television in 2013, Outstanding Original Reality Program Host for Protégé at the 2013 Golden Screen TV, and Best Actor Award for “Segunda Mano” in 2012.

 
He is a man for others.

In a recent interview, Dingdong admitted that he is a little bit “kuripot” when it comes to his own needs but magnanimous when it comes to the needs of his fellow. “Talagang todohan, todohan talaga,” said Dingdong of his philanthropic efforts. The actor is the founding chair of “Yes Pinoy Foundation” and the spearhead of “Project Aklat.” Dingdong’s priority is to address the need for education of thousands of under privileged children via scholarship grants. Despite his hectic schedule, he finds time to personally attend activities of his foundation.


He’s not fastidious when it comes to food.

Dingdong may be attractively sweet but he actually loves sour food. He indulges his self in anything that could transform his face from angelic into a “mukhasim (mukha + asim).” And his favorites: kamias and green mangoes with rock salt! These keep him energized during tapings.


He has a sixth sense: A sense of humor.

Dingdong Dantes is a serious actor and when on the set, his piercing stare usually hides his funny side.  Once in a while, however, Dingdong’s talent of tickling women’s funny bones becomes too strong to conceal. Once when he was asked how long he and Marian have been dating, he answered, “Months? Ang binibilang ko kasi seconds eh. Kaso, kukulangin tayo sa papel pag sinulat natin yun!” Boom!


He ages like wine.

Like wine, Dingdong Dantes only gets better as he ages. Dingdong remains one of the most sought out actors in the showbiz industry. With his numerous accolades in the industry, we can only wait for what other great things he will accomplish in the years to come.


Dingdong Dantes is starring in the upcoming primetime series on GMA, “Genesis.”  Watch out for this sci-fi/drama series coming this October, replacing "My Husband's Lover" on GMA Telebabad.


Friday, September 13, 2013

The Voice of the Philippines - Top 8 Revealed

The Voice of the Philippines - Top 8 Revealed


Who among the remaining "The Voice of the Philippines" artists will join Thor Dulay, Morissette Amon, Paolo Onesa, and Mitoy Yonting to complete the Top 8 artists of the top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show?

Watch the solo performances of the artists from the teams of Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga in the Live Show this Sunday (September 15), 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN.

Prepare for an intense competition between band singer Janice Javier (“Chain of Fools”) and student Jessica Reynoso (“Ikaw”) for Team Apl, and music student Klarisse de Guzman (“I Can’t Make You Love Me”) and entrepreneur Eva delos Santos (“Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin”) for Team Sarah.

Battling it out for Kamp Kawayan or Team Bamboo are marketing assistant Isabella Fabregas and freelance singer Myk Perez (“Chasing Pavements”), and for Team Lea, student Kimpoy Mainit (“Weak”) will go head to head with singer-songwriter Radha (“Time After Time”).




Which artists from each team will be given the higher score by their coaches? Who will get the higher percentage of votes from the viewing public?

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.


"Kung Fu Divas" Movie Publicity Photos

"Kung Fu Divas" Movie Publicity Photos


Check out some of the publicity photos for the comedy film "Kung Fu Divas" starring the Comedy Queen Aiai delas Alas and GMA-7's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.


 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Produced by Reality Entertainment and The O&Co. Picture Factory Inc. and released by Star Cinema as part of their 20th anniversary presentation, the movie also stars Roderick Paulate, Edward Mendez and beauty queens Ruffa Gutierrez, Bianca Manalo, Precious Lara Quigaman, and Ms. Gloria Diaz.

Kung Fu Divas - Trailer:





Directed by Onat Diaz, "Kung Fu Divas" opens in theaters nationwide on September 25, 2013.


Hiphop Moves and Stunts Feature in ‘It’s Showtime’ Bida Kabarkada Grand Finals

Hiphop Moves and Stunts Feature in ‘It’s Showtime’ Bida Kabarkada Grand Finals 


An epic battle of hiphop moves and stunts is set this Saturday (September 14) in “It’s Showtime” as the three finalists of “Bida Kabarkada” face off in a bid to bring home the P1 million cash prize.

After ten weeks of breathtaking performances from groups hailing from different parts of the country, the top three groups, J. Crisis of Sampaloc, Maynila, X-Force Dance Company of Marikina, and Rizal Underground of Cainta, Rizal will have to impress the madlang people for one last time.

Which dance group will prove superior on the dance floor?

On Saturday, also watch out for the “It’s Showtime” hosts’ performance that will introduce the new segment that will replace “Bida Kabarkada.”

Meanwhile, the battle of celebrity look-alikes continues in “Kalokalike Level Up Face 2” until the much-awaited grand finals on September 28 where the second Ultimate Kalokalike will be crowned.

Don’t miss “It’s Showtime” with hosts Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kuya Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai this Saturday (Sept 14), 12 NN on ABS-CBN. Get updates on the program by following @ItsShowtimeNa on Twitter.


"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Season 10 Premieres September 15 on TV5

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Season 10 Premieres September 15 on TV5



Vic Sotto, the “Bossing Of All Game Shows” returns to TV5 primetime this Sunday, September 15, on the 10th season of “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.

Now on its tenth season, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is geared up with exciting twists and new lifelines that will help contestants become millionaires.

Watch the preview below:



"On the Job" Starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson Earns P11.7-Million in 2 Weeks

"On the Job" Starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson Earns P11.7-Million in 2 Weeks

OTJ


Star Cinema's highly-praised indie action "On The Job" starring two of ABS-CBN's most-prized talent Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson earned a measly P11.7 million at the local box office in 2 weeks according to Box Office Mojo.


TOP 10 MOVIES IN THE PHILIPPINES 
September 4 to 8, 2013

TW LW Movie Weekend Gross Gross-to-Date Week
1 N Elysium 29,121,857 PHP 29,121,857 PHP 1
2 1 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 4,005,946 PHP 50,655,966 PHP 3
3 2 One Direction: This is Us 3,300,811 PHP 14,295,120 PHP 2
4 - On the Job 2,756,888 PHP 11,727,906 PHP 2
5 3 The Conjuring 2,494,753 PHP 58,243,361 PHP 3
6 N The Colony 1,259,992 PHP 1,259,992 PHP 1
7 4 Planes 1,003,744 PHP 30,697,589 PHP 3
8 7 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 702,966 PHP 142,063,825 PHP 5
9 5 R.I.P.D. 700,576 PHP 19,896,407 PHP 3
10 N Lovelace 650,911 PHP 650,911 PHP 1


TOP 10 HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY FILMS 2013
As of September 10, 2013

1. It Takes A Man and a Woman (Star Cinema) – P375-M
2. Four Sisters and a Wedding (Star Cinema) – P145-M
3. Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? (Star Cinema) -P102.36-M
4. Bromance: My Brother’s Romance (Star Cinema) – P72.67-M
5. A Moment in Time (Star Cinema) – P64.54-M
6. Must Be…Love (Star Cinema) – P60.74-M
8. Tuhog (Skylight Films) – P24.68-M
9. My Lady Boss (GMA Films/Regal Films) – P19.4-M
10. On the Job (Star Cinema) – P11.7-M


KakaoTalk Promo: Cool High-Tech Gadgets Await KakaoTalk Users

KakaoTalk Promo: Cool High-Tech Gadgets Await KakaoTalk Users



Talk. Chat. And now win a cool gadgets from KakaoTalk Philippines’ Facebook and Twitter contests!


#KakaoKita Twitter Contest



For Tweeps, you just need to follow @KakaoTalkPH on Twitter and like KakaoTalkPH on Facebook. Then simply tweet who you want to be your Kakao (KakaoTalk chatmate) and tag him or her and @KakaoTalkPH. To complete your post, include the hashtag #KakaoKita.

Sample Tweet: “I want @SarahG to be my Kakao! You too can invite your friends to @KakaoTalkPH and win an iPad! #KakaoKita

Qualified entries will be put into a raffle. There will be one winner per week that will be announced on KakaoTalk’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Each winner will receive an iPad Mini and KakaoTalk sticker dolls.


Wacky Groupie FB Photo Contest



For Facebook netizens, KakaoTalk introduces “Wacky Groupie photo contest.” Focusing on the value of barkada and our penchant for taking crazy shots, KakaoTalk will give prizes to the wackiest groupie photo submitted.

Join by liking KakaoTalkPH’s Facebook page and following @KakaoTalkPH on Twitter. Take a wacky groupie photo with your friends and post it on the official KakaoTalkPH Facebook Wall. Add a catchy caption using the hashtag #KakaoTalkWackyGroupie. Complete your entry by tagging KakaoTalkPH, yourself and your friends in the picture. Share your photo and encourage your friends to join and like KakaoTalkPH FB page as well as your photo entry.

Winners will be judged on photo impact 50%, caption 20% and likes 30%. One photo will be awarded per week who will received four iPhone 5 or Samsung Note 2 or iPad Mini.

Contest period is from September 7, 2:00 pm to October 7, 2:00 PM.

So what are you waiting for? Have fun by joining the KakaoTalk Facebook and Twitter contests now!


Miss World 2013 Official Candidates

Miss World 2013 Official Candidates


001 - ALBANIA : Ersela KURTI
002 - ANGOLA : Maria CASTELO
003 - ARGENTINA : Maria Teresa KUSTER
004 - ARUBA : Larisa LEEUWE
005 - AUSTRALIA : Erin HOLLAND
006 - AUSTRIA : Ena KADIC
007 - BAHAMAS : De'Andra BANNISTER
008 - BARBADOS : Regina RAMJIT
009 - BELARUS : Maryia VIALICHKA
010 - BELGIUM : Noémie HAPPART
011 - BELIZE : Idolly Louise SALDIVAR
012 - BERMUDA : Katherine ARNFIELD
013 - BOLIVIA : Maria Alejandra CASTILLO
014 - BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA : Sanda GUTIC
015 - BOTSWANA : Rosemary KEOFITLHETSE
016 - BRAZIL : Sancler FRANTZ KONZEN
017 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS : Kirtis MALONE
018 - BULGARIA : Nansi KARABOYCHEVA
019 - CAMEROON : Denise Valérie AYENA
020 - CANADA : Camille MUNRO
021 - CAPE VERDE : Christina SPENCER
022 - CHILE : Camila ANDRADE
023 - CHINA PR : Wei Wei YU
024 - CHINESE TAIPEI : Cinzia CHANG
025 - COLOMBIA : Daniella OCORÓ
026 - COSTA RICA : Yarly MARIN
027 - COTE D'IVOIRE : Aïssata DIA
028 - CROATIA : Lana GRŽETIĆ
029 - CURAÇAO : Xafira URSELITA
030 - CYPRUS : Kristy Marie AGAPIOY
031 - CZECH REPUBLIC : Lucie KOVANDOVA
032 - DENMARK : Malene Riis SØRENSEN
033 - DOMINICA : Leslassa ARMOUR-SHILLINGFORD
034 - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC : Joely BERNAT
035 - ECUADOR : Laritza PARRAGA
036 - EL SALVADOR : Paola Vanessa AYALA HERNANDEZ
037 - ENGLAND : Kirsty HESLEWOOD
038 - EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Restituta Mifumu NGUEMA
039 - ETHIOPIA : Genet TSEGAY TESFAY
040 - FIJI : Caireen ERBSLEBEN
041 - FINLAND : Maija KERISALMI
042 - FRANCE : Marine LORPHELIN
043 - GABON : Brunilla Novela EKOUMBI MOUSSADINGOU
044 - GEORGIA : Tamar SHEDANIA
045 - GERMANY : Amina SABBAH
046 - GHANA : Carranzar NAA OKAILEY SHOOTER
047 - GIBRALTAR : Maroua KHARBOUCH
048 - GREECE : Athina PIKRAKI
049 - GUADELOUPE : Sheryna VAN DER KOELEN
050 - GUAM : Camarin MENDIOLA
051 - GUATEMALA : Karla Loraine QUINTO
052 - GUINEA : Mariama DIALLO
053 - GUINEA-BISSAU : Heny TAVARES
054 - GUYANA : Ruqayyah BOYER
055 - HAITI : Ketsia Lioudy ICIENA
056 - HONDURAS : Monica Alexis ELWIN GOUGH
057 - HONG KONG CHINA : Jacqueline WONG
058 - HUNGARY : Annamária RAKOSI
059 - ICELAND : Sigridur Dagbjort ASGEIRSDOTTIR
060 - INDIA : Navneet DHILLON
061 - INDONESIA : Vania LARISSA
062 - IRELAND : Aoife WALSH
063 - ITALY : Sarah BADERNA
064 - JAMAICA : Gina HARGITAY
065 - JAPAN : Michiko TANAKA
066 - KAZAKHSTAN : Ainura TOLEUOVA
067 - KENYA : Wangui GITONGA
068 - KOREA : Min Ji PARK
069 - KOSOVO : Antigona SEJDIU
070 - KYRGYZSTAN : Zhibek NUKEEVA
071 - LATVIA : Eva DOMBROVSKA
072 - LEBANON : Karen GHRAOUI
073 - LESOTHO : Mamahlape Caroline MATSOSO
074 - LITHUANIA : Rūta Elžbieta MAZUREVIČIŪTĖ
075 - MACEDONIA FYRO : Kristina SPASENOSKA
076 - MALAYSIA : Melinder BHULLAR
077 - MALTA : Donnha BORG
078 - MARTINIQUE : Julie LEBRASSEUR
079 - MAURITIUS : Nathalie LESAGE
080 - MEXICO : Marilyn CHAGOYA TRIANA
081 - MOLDOVA : Valeriya TSURKAN
082 - MONGOLIA : Pagmadulam SUKHBAATAR
083 - MONTENEGRO : Ivana MILOJKO
084 - NAMIBIA : Paulina MALULU
085 - NEPAL : Ishani SHRESTHA
086 - NETHERLANDS : Jacqueline STEENBEEK
087 - NEW ZEALAND : Ella LANGSFORD
088 - NICARAGUA : Luz Mery DECENA RIVERA
089 - NIGERIA : Anna BANNER
090 - NORTHERN IRELAND : Meagan GREEN
091 - NORWAY : Alexandra Marie BACKSTRÖM
092 - PANAMA : Virginia HERNANDEZ
093 - PARAGUAY : Coral RUIZ REYES
094 - PERU : Elba FAHSBENDER MERINO
095 - PHILIPPINES : Megan YOUNG
096 - POLAND : Katarzyna KRZESZOWSKA
097 - PORTUGAL : Elisabete RODRIGUES
098 - PUERTO RICO : Nadyalee TORRES
099 - ROMANIA : Andreea CHIRU
100 - RUSSIA : Elmira ABDRAZAKOVA
101 - SAMOA : Penina Maree PAEU
102 - SCOTLAND : Jamey BOWERS
103 - SERBIA : Aleksandra DOKNIC
104 - SEYCHELLES : Agnes GERRY
105 - SINGAPORE : Maria-Anna ZENIERIS
106 - SLOVAKIA : Karolína CHOMISTEKOVA
107 - SLOVENIA : Maja COTIČ
108 - SOUTH AFRICA : Marilyn RAMOS
109 - SOUTH SUDAN : Modong Manuela MOGGA
110 - SPAIN : Elena IBARBIA JIMÉNEZ
111 - SRI LANKA : Iresha Asanki DE SILVA
112 - ST KITTS & NEVIS : Trevicia ADAMS
113 - SURINAME : Rachel DE LA FUENTE
114 - SWEDEN : Agneta MYHRMAN LILLIESKOLD
115 - SWITZERLAND : Cindy WILLINER
116 - TANZANIA : Brigitte LYIMO
117 - THAILAND : Kanyaphak PHOKESOMBOON
118 - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO : Sherrece VILLAFANA
119 - TUNISIA : Hiba TELMOUDI
120 - TURKEY : Ruveyda ÖKSUZ
121 - UGANDA : Stellah NANTUMBWE
122 - UKRAINE : Anna ZAIACHKIVSKA
123 - UNITED STATES : Olivia JORDAN
124 - URUGUAY : Mercedes BISSIO DEL PUERTO
125 - US VIRGIN ISLANDS : Petra CABRERA-BADIA
126 - UZBEKISTAN : Ganieva RAKHIMA
127 - VENEZUELA : Karen SOTO
128 - VIETNAM : Thao LAI HUONG
129 - WALES : Gabrielle SHAW
130 - ZAMBIA : Christine MWAABA


John Lloyd Cruz vs. Jericho Rosales as the Next Award-Winning Comedy Actor

John Lloyd Cruz vs. Jericho Rosales as the Next Award-Winning Comedy Actor


Matinee idols and highly acclaimed actors John Lloyd Cruz and Jericho Rosales take their acting skills to different places starting this Saturday (September 14), as they take on two of ABS-CBN’s comedy shows, Goin’ Bulilit and Toda Max.

First up would be Jericho as he stars side-by-side with “Toda Max” cast members Angel Locsin, Vhong Navarro, and Ai-Ai delas Alas. In a different take on the popular kiligserye “Be Careful With My Heart”, Jericho will be playing a popular celebrity chef, often referred to as “Sir Chef”, who arrives in Beverly Gils to promote his cooking show, “Be Careful With My Cooking”. Lacking a chef assistant, he hires Justin (Vhong Navarro) to show off his cooking skills. However, when Justin joins Sir Chef behind the scenes, he discovers a secret that could ruin the celebrity chef’s career.

Meanwhile, as a light-hearted reminder to keep safe these days, Lloydie will be part of showing the funny things that could happen when it comes to relief centers and evacuation operations, while having fun with Philippine television’s favorite kids on the hit kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit”. The kids will be delivering gags about the sticky situations that kids and adults can get themselves into—also serving as caution to keep away from harm. He will also be joining Aaliyah Belmoro in the segment “Mutyaya ng Masa” and Clarence Delgado in “How? How? With Islaw”.

In keeping with the current times, “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” also stays up to date this Saturday (September 14), as Melai Cantiveros has some things to say about her relationship and pregnancy. Aside from that, the cast will also be giving their take on the recently concluded Star Magic Ball, and Donya Bading (Jayson Gainza) will be taking on the role of Janet Napoles in the segment “Hot Issue”.

The hit teen series “LUV U” also taps into conflicts that should be resolved, as Marj (Mika dela Cruz) decides that her friends Lexie (Alexa Ilacad) and Shirley (Sharlene San Pedro) should also come to a truce with the boys of the Breakers, Benj (Nash Aguas), Drake (Jairus Aquino) and Archie (Kobi Vidanes). Will the long-running quarrel between the teens finally come to an end and will new relationships finally be formed?

Get loads of laughter with all these and more on ABS-CBN’s comedy shows starting on Saturday (September 14), with “Toda Max” airing back-to-back before “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” after “The Voice of the Philippines”. On Sunday (September 15), catch “Goin’ Bulilit” after “TV Patrol Weekend” and “LUV U” as it airs after “ASAP 18”.


apl.de.ap Joins MYX

apl.de.ap Joins MYX


An internationally-acclaimed performer who has always been proudly Filipino, The Voice of the Philippines coach apl.de.ap, takes his Pinoy pride even further as he guests on the Philippines’ number one music channel as the MYX Celebrity VJ for the month of September. 

Catch coach Apl on Friday (September 14) on Pinoy MYX, on MYX Versions from September 15 to 21, and on My MYX from September 22 to 28 - where he will personally be bringing viewers all their favorite requests. 

Aside from that, stay tuned to catch The Voice of the Philippines contestants that are under this musician’s wing as they join him in bringing “Your Choice, Your Music”. MYX is available 24/7 on SkyCable (channel 23) in Metro Manila and many quality cable companies all over the Philippines.  

MYX is also on UHF via Studio 23 during choice hours every day. For more information, log on to myxph.com.


Marian Rivera Visits ABS-CBN (Video), Reveals She Used to Work for the Kapamilya Network in 2004

Marian Rivera Visits ABS-CBN (Video), Reveals She Used to Work for the Kapamilya Network in 2004


Kapuso primetime queen Marian Rivera visited the Kapamilya network for the promo of her upcoming comedy movie "Kung Fu Divas" opposite comedy queen Ai-Ai delas Alas.

This is not the first time Marian set foot on ABS-CBN compound. She revealed that she used to work as "tiga-xerox at tiga-type" during her OJT in 2004.



Video: Talmage4DY5 on YouTube

iPhone 5S iPhone 5C Price, Specs and Availability (Photos and Video)

iPhone 5S iPhone 5C Price, Specs and Availability (Photos and Video)


The wait is finally over for gadget savvy as Apple releases two new smartphones - the high-end iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C.

Check out below why and why you need not to buy the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C:

iPhone 5S specifications:
  • The first in the world to offer a fingerprint identity sensor known as Touch ID to replace password
  • iOS 7 mobile operating software
  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • 7.6 millimeters thin and 112 grams light
  • Chips: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture; M7 motion coprocessor
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: Retina display, 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display; 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • iSight (rear) camera: 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
  • Facetime (front) camera: 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960); 720p HD video recording
  • Video: 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • TV: AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Intelligent assistant: Siri
  • Battery: Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; standby time up to 250 hours; internet use up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi; video playback up to 10 hours; audio playback up to 40 hours
  • SIM card: Nano-SIM
  •  Dual LED flash
  • Ultrafast LTE internet capability
  • Colors: Space Gray, Gold, and Silver

Prices:
  • $199 for 16GB
  • $299 for 32GB
  • $399 for 64GB

Video:




iPhone 5C specifications:


  • A6 processor
  • iOS 7 mobile operating software
  • Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
  • Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
  • Display: Retina display; 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen; Multi-Touch display
  • iSight (rear) camera: 8 megapixels with LED flash
  • Facetime (front) camera: 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960); 720p HD video recording
  • Video: 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Intelligent assistant: Siri
  • Colors: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green (other colored cases can be purchased separately)
  • Smooth plastic case and a steel-reinforced frame

Video:



Prices:
  • $99 for 16GB
  • $199 for 32GB

Availability:

Available in US stores starting September 20


Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Be Careful With My Heart" Movie Backs Out of MMFF 2013

"Be Careful With My Heart" Movie Backs Out of MMFF 2013


A little sad news for Ser Chief and Maya fans.

The scheduled participation of the movie version of ABS-CBN's biggest daily morning romantic-comedy series "Be Careful With My Heart" will no longer push through.

According to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Francis Tolentino, Star Cinema, in its letter, has formally withdrawn from the highly-anticipated annual Christmas movie festival due to the "tight schedule" of the cast and crew in shooting the ongoing TV series.

The movie version, starring the entire original cast, was supposed to tackle the continuation of Ser Chief and Maya's love story.


Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong Ellen DeGeneres Guesting (Video)

Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong Ellen DeGeneres Guesting (Video)


Young Pinoy internet sensation duo Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong from General Santos, on Wednesday, September 11 (Thursday, September 12 in Manila), performed live! on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The duo performed Luther Vandross' hit "Dance With My Heart" in which according to Talonding is his tribute song to his father who passed away in June this year.





After the performance, Ellen DeGeneres gave Talonding a $10,000 cash, a keyboard and a guitar.


Rogue September 2013 Behind-the-Scene Photoshoot Video: Angel, Anne, Charlene, Judy Ann and Marian

Rogue September 2013 Behind-the-Scene Photoshoot Video: Angel, Anne, Charlene, Judy Ann and Marian


Video: darla sauler on YouTube

Jhong Hilario Backflip Basketball Free Throw (Amazing Video)

Jhong Hilario Backflip Basketball Free Throw (Amazing Video)


Months after his "tip of manhood" photo became an internet sensation, Jhong Hilario, as once again became an internet sensation proving that he is the country's ultimate "Sample King" after his amazing acrobatics skills during a recent basketball charity game "Hero Ball" was uploaded online.

A YouTube video showing the 37-year-old actor-dancer-host did a backflip stunt before he successfully shoot the ball into the basket during his free throw has already raked 631,000 hits. The said video was even picked-up and featured in international sports websites like Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Reports, NBC Sports, etc.

Watch the video below:


Video: Rob Hilario on YouTube

Frank Chavez is Dead

Frank Chavez is Dead


Frank Chavez is dead. He was 66.

The former Solicitor General succumbed to stroke at 10:20 p.m on Wednesday, September 11, at Medical City in Pasig City.

Chavez was cremated at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, which was his request according to his daughter Stephanie. His remains now lies in state at Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park, Makati City.

He is also scheduled to be buried at the Heritage Park in Taguig City on Sunday, September 15.


Daniel Padilla and His ‘Magic’ Revealed

Daniel Padilla and His ‘Magic’ Revealed


Philippine showbiz’s ‘Teen King’ and “Got To Believe” star Daniel Padilla will conquer “MOR 101.9 For Life!” and “MOR TV” (www.MOR1019.com) this September with his exclusive interview via morning show, ‘Sabado Sikat Special’ hosted by DJ China Paps.

In the three-part ‘Sabado Sikat Special’ which will premiere on September 21, the phenomenal young actor-singer, humbly confessed that all the success he has been receiving were unexpected and purely God’s blessings.

I really don’t know where that ‘Daniel Padilla magic’ came from,” explained Daniel about the frequently mentioned reason why his fans adore him so much.

I believe that I’m successful because of my loyal fans. Although other artists also have a lot of followers, mine are so actively involved in supporting all of my projects,” shared Kathryn Bernardo’s love team partner, who does not only have top-rating TV shows and blockbuster hit movies under his belt, but best-selling albums, as well. Daniel was also introduced as one of the ‘faces’ of “MOR 101.9 For Life,” together with Vice Ganda and Toni Gonzaga, when the station was launched last July.

I am happy and thankful to all my fans because they never fail to support me and Kathryn in all of our special projects and events,” said Daniel. “In return, I always remain true and loyal to them.”

Don’t miss the three-part “Sabado Sikat Special” on September 21, September 28, and October 5, from 9am to 11am, on “MOR TV” via www.MOR1019.com and the hottest FM radio station in Mega Manila “MOR 101.9 For Life!” For more updates about “M.O.R. 101.9 For Life!” visit www.facebook.com/mor1019 and follow @MOR1019 on Twitter.


Kim Chiu's Maid Character a Hit Among TV Viewers

Kim Chiu's Maid Character a Hit Among TV Viewers


Award-winning Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu continues to receive more blessings this year. After her blockbuster hit movie “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?” and the Best TV Drama Actress she bagged from the recent EdukCircle Awards, Kim clinched new success as the pilot episode of her “Wansapanataym” special won the national TV ratings game. 

According to the data from Kantar Media last Saturday (September 7), Kim’s “Wansapanataym” special recorded 31.9% national TV ratings, compared to the 18.2% of its rival program in GMA “Vampire Ang Daddy Ko.” 

Meanwhile, Kim pays her blessings forward this Saturday (September 14) as her character Elyza takes on a new mission in the continuation of “Wansapanataym Presents My Fairy Mayordoma.” Now that she is a maid because of the Fairy Mayordoma’s (John ‘Sweet’ Lapus) punishment, Elyza needs to grant the wishes of two more househelpers so she can go back to her old life. What challenges will Elyza go through in the new family that she is about to serve? How will the treatment of her new bosses change her perspective in life? 

Also in “Wansapanataym Presents My Fairy Kasambahay” are Joseph Marco, Shamaine Buencamino, Miguel Vergara, Arnold Reyes, Peewee O’Hara, Ian Galliguez, and Angel Aquino. It is written by Arlene Tamayo, and directed by Jerry Sineneng. 

Don’t miss the continuation of Kim’s magical ‘fairy’ tale this Saturday in the newest month-long special of the storybook of Pinoy kids, “Wansapanataym,” after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. 

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


Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal Bring Love and Inspiration in "Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko"

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal Bring Love and Inspiration in "Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko"


GMA Network makes the last quarter of the year an exciting time for all with the launch of its newest drama series that will forge a connection with the hearts of the Filipinos via "Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko". It will replace Binoy Henyo beginning September 23 before 24 Oras.

Under the direction of Dondon Santos, Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko’s storyline aims to inspire viewers to always have a positive outlook in life, and believe that with hard work and determination dreams can come true.

And to portray the characters of Princess and Nick in the series is one of the most formidable loveteams in the industry – Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica. After their memorable performances in Coffee Prince, Kris and Aljur reignite their onscreen tandem in Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko which is the first program shot in full HD using DLSR cameras.

Introducing in this program is newest Kapuso Renz Fernandez who will play the role of Luis, Nick’s stepbrother who will fall in love with Princess.

Completing the stellar cast of Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko are LJ Reyes as Kate, Nick’s scheming ex-girlfriend; Ms. Carmi Martin as Eliza, Luis’ manipulative mother; Emilio Garcia as Roberto, Nick’s real father; Martoni Fernandez as Tess, Nick’s mother; Marco Alcaraz as Waldo, Princess’ brother; Debraliz as Mother Superior; Ping Medina as Steve, Nick’s bestfriend; Jan Manual as Phil, Princess’ gay friend; Vincent Magbanua as Vicvic, a street vendor who has a crush on Princess; Lian Paz as Violet Waldo’s girlfriend.

 


Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko tells the story of Princess, a hardworking young woman who was orphaned at a young age.  Despite being raised in a foster home, Princess is strong-willed who possesses a big heart and an independent spirit.

In the orphanage, Princess will meet Nick, who often becomes the subject of bullying among the kids. Princess will become Nick’s defender from these bullies and eventually, they will become close friends.

Princess and Nick’s friendship ends when Nick’s father Roberto arrives to take him away. Nick is left with no choice but to go with Roberto after learning that his mother Tess abandoned him completely and sold him to his father.

After many years, Princess left the orphanage and is now a vendor in a flea market. One day, she witnesses a crime and tries to save a man from being kidnapped. Little did she know that this man is no less than Luis, the rich son of Roberto Grande.

Because of her heroic act, Princess’ catches the attention not only of Luis but also the public, the media and even the TV networks. She will soon become very popular and Princess is now living the charmed life she always dreamed of.

Things get complicated when Nick and Princess’ paths cross again. Princess discovers that Nick is her long lost friend in the orphanage and worse, he is Luis’ stepbrother. 

How will this revelation affect Princess’ relationship with the two brothers? Will Nick and Princess take their friendship to the next level or will Nick give way to his brother Luis? Who will win Princess’ heart? Luis or Nick?

Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko is created by the GMA Drama group headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Officer-in-charge for Entertainment TV; Redgie A. Magno, Vice President for Drama; Cheryl Ching-Sy, Assistant Vice President for Drama; Cathy Ochoa-Perez, Senior Program Manager and Leilani Feliciano-Sandoval, Executive Producer.

The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Creative Head, Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant, Aloy Adlawan; and Headwriter/Concept Creator, Denoy Navarro-Punio.

Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko premieres September 23 after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.


Friday the 13th Facts and Myths Probe by Atom Araullo on "Hiwaga"

Friday the 13th Facts and Myths Probe by Atom Araullo on "Hiwaga" 


Broadcast journalist Atom Araullo investigates stories of misfortune that involve the number 13 this coming Friday the 13th in “Hiwaga.”

Fridays will never be the same for Kevin, who lost his job, his home, his money, and even the love of his life on this particular day.

And he’s not the only one who takes extra caution on Friday the 13th. Lolita did not only lose her mother on this day, but also her newborn baby after a mysterious white “engkantong aso” supposedly took it away.

Is it a coincidence or a curse? Can a number and a day influence how things come into play?

Don’t miss “Hiwaga” this Friday (September 15), 4:15 PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.


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