Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bride For Rent - Movie Trailers Featuring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim

Bride For Rent - Movie Trailers Featuring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim


Funny. Cute. Kilig. Surely, "Bride For Rent," is a geniius follow-up to Kim Chiu and Xian Lim's blockbuster movie team-up "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo".

Catch the teaser trailers below:

Bride For Rent (Wanted: Master in Teleserye Acting)



Bride For Rent (Wanted: Pang Variety Show ang Hataw)


The Legal Wife Trailer - Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador

The Legal Wife Trailer - Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador


ABS-CBN has unveiled the teaser trailer for Angel Locsin's much-anticipated return on Philippine primetime TV in a project everyone is talking about -  The Legal Wife.

Check out the teaser trailer below:


Premieres January 14, The Legal Wife also stars Jericho Rosales, JC de Vera and Maja Salvador. Under the direction of Rory B. Quintos.

Lino Cayetano - Fille Cainglet Wedding

Lino Cayetano - Fille Cainglet Wedding


Director/politician Lino Cayetano has tied the knot with former Ateneo volleyball player Fille Cainglet on Friday, December 27 after almost three months of going steady.

The lovely bride wore a gown by top local designer JC Buendia.

The very intimate, strictly family gathering wedding happened in Mactan Island in Cebu.

Watch the video below:


Kathryn Bernardo Chooses Fame Over Religion

Kathryn Bernardo Chooses Fame Over Religion


Some might not understand that while Kathryn Bernardo only wanted to make some people around her happy this Holiday season, she could also hurt those who believe she shouldn't be vocal about it to the extent of posting photo complete with Christmas decor on photo sharing site Instagram, especially those members of the Church of Christ where she is a member.

Do you think Kathryn already leave her religious faith in favor of fame as what others trying to point out in the comment thread below?


Andi Eigenmann and Matteo Guidicello Tied the Knot

Andi Eigenmann and Matteo Guidicello Tied the Knot


Andi Eigenmann will walk down the aisle next week as her character in ABS-CBN’s top-rating afternoon fantasy series “Galema: Anak ni Zuma” decides to marry her first love.

After all the harm caused by her beastly father Zuma (Derick Hubalde) and the strong rejection by Morgan’s (Matteo Guidicelli) family, Galema (Andi) finally chose to fight for her own happiness and marry the only man she loves. Will Galema and Morgan have their happy ending or will Zuma still find his way to ruin the wedding of his daughter? 




Don’t miss next week’s more captivating story of “Galema: Anak ni Zuma,” everyday, after “Kapamilya Blockbusters” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. 

For more information, visit the show’s official social networking sites at Facebook.com/galemaofficial and Twitter.com/galemaofficial.

2013 Golden Tweets Revealed on TV5's Reaksyon

2013 Golden Tweets Revealed on TV5's Reaksyon


TV5 News and Current Affairs head Luchi Cruz-Valdes, on her daily late night TV5 current affairs show "Reaksyon," revealed the list of this year's most famous tweets called "Golden Tweets".

Check out whose tweets made it to the list on the video below:


Countdown to 2014: The GMA New Year Special Happening Live at the SM Mall of Asia

Countdown to 2014: The GMA New Year Special Happening Live at the SM Mall of Asia


Welcome 2014 with a bang! 

Take part in the most colorful and chic New Year celebration with Countdown to 2014: The GMA New Year Special. Happening on December 31, 2013 from 10:45 pm to 1:00 am of January 1, 2014 at SM Mall of Asia Seaside Boulevard. 

It will feature a fab fashion show and special performances from your favorite Kapuso stars. 

'Countdown to 2014' celebrates the rich culture and traditions of our country. Festive dance numbers will give a glimpse of the different festival traditions from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Marvel at the glitter and spectacle of the ornate and intricate indigenous costumes to be featured in the fashion show. Get to see modern creations authentically designed by regional representatives. Sing along with your favorite Kapuso stars as they give their own rendition of today’s biggest hits. Groove with them and join in the party as they welcome 2014. 

The event will feature performances by Aicelle Santos, Alden Richards, Andrea Torres, Bea Binene, Bryan Benedict, Carla Abellana, Christian Bautista, Denise Barbacena, Dranrei of “Anak Ko ‘Yan,” Enzo Pineda, Geoff Eigenmann, German Moreno, Gian Magdangal, Glaiza de Castro, James of “Anak Ko ‘Yan,” Jake Vargas, Janno Gibbs, Jeric Gonzales, Julie Anne San Jose, Katrina Halili, Kris Bernal, Kris Lawrence, Kristoffer Martin, LJ Reyes, Louise delos Reyes, Mark Herras, Maricris Garcia, Max Collins, Pancho Magno, Rocco Nacino, Sef Cadayona, Thea Tolentino, Vaness del Moral, Wyn Marquez, Yassi Pressman, Zandra Summer.

Join your favorite stars in counting down to 2014! Revel in the season of fireworks because with 'Countdown to 2014', you will surely have a blast!

Marvel's "Blade" Premieres Sunday on ABS-CBN

Marvel's "Blade" Premieres Sunday on ABS-CBN


Team Marvel keeps you safe from vampires with “Blade,” the vampire hunter, beginning Sunday (December 29) at 9 AM on ABS-CBN.

Blade is no ordinary man - he was born with human and vampire blood in his veins becoming the only vampire able to roam in daylight. He travels to Japan on a mission to bring down a vampire organization in Asia known as the “Existence” and its leader Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Will Blade get his revenge on the bloodsucking monsters? 

Don’t miss “Blade” as he joins Team Marvel beginning this Sunday (Dec 29), 9 AM, on ABS-CBN.

The Other Woman - Trailer

The Other Woman - Trailer

TheOtherWoman

Here is the trailer of the upcoming comedy “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.



“The Other Woman” stars a powerhouse cast of women led by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj. In the movie, a woman learns that she’s part of a love triangle, so she teams up with the spurned wife in order to exact revenge on the cheating husband.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kathryn Bernardo Says Daniel Padilla's Bad Boy Image Makes Her Fall In Love

Kathryn Bernardo Says Daniel Padilla's Bad Boy Image Makes Her Fall In Love


Philippine showbiz’s ‘teen queen’ Kathryn Bernardo will open up her heart even more this Saturday (December 28) in “My Only Radio (MOR) 101.9 For Life!” and “MOR TV” (www.MOR1019.com) as she bravely admits how special her love team partner Daniel Padilla is to her.

There are a lot of things that DJ (Daniel) has, which the other boys don’t have. He’s not the typical guy who is so conscious of himself. He’s very mysterious, but with a strong personality—quite a bad boy,” said Kathryn. “I admire him for being real. He’s frank, but in a good way. He is not pretentious.”

Will Kathryn be ready to profess her love for Daniel as the interview gets deeper and more personal?

Discover Kathryn’s thoughts on life, love, and career in the part 2 and 3 of her “Sabado Sikat Special” on December 28 and January 4, 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.

Miley Cyrus "Adore You" Music Video and Lyrics

Miley Cyrus "Adore You" Music Video and Lyrics


Here is the official music video of Miley Cyrus “Adore You” featuring the controversial singer under the sheets video taping herself dressed in flesh-colored underwear.


Ah, hey, ah oh

Baby, baby yeah, are you listenin'?
Wondering, where you've been, all my life
I just started living
Oh, baby are you listenin' oh?

When you say you love me
Know I love you more
When you say you need me
Know I need you more
Boy I adore you,
I adore you

Baby, can ya hear me?
When I'm crying out, for you,
I'm scared oh, so scared,
When you're near me
I feel like I'm standing with an army
Of men armed with weapons, hey oh

When you say you love me
Know I love you more
When you say you need me
Know I need you more
Boy I adore you,
I adore you

I love lying next to you
I could do this for eternity,
You and me, were meant to be in holy matrimony
God knew exactly what he was doing
When he lead me to you

When you say you love me
Know I love you more
When you say you need me
Know I need you more
Boy I adore you,
I adore you

When you say you love me
Know I love you more
When you say you need me
Know I need you more
Boy I adore you,
I adore you

MMFF 2013 Day 3 Box-Office Results

MMFF 2013 Day 3 Box-Office Results


Metro Manila Development Authority Chairperson Francis Tolentino said that the four top earners on opening day of this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) did not change in rankings after the December 27 nationwide screenings.

Still leading on third day is  the comedy film "My Little Bossings" starring  Kris Aquino, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Kris's son Bimby, and Vic Sotto.

Placing second to "My Little Bossings" is the Vice Ganda-starrer "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy." The lone horror film in the festival, "Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay," is still at No. 3, followed by the comedy film "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel."

Trailing in earnings, in no particular order, are the action flicks "10,000 Hours" and "Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story," the historical biopic "Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir," and the dance musical "Kaleidoscope World."

MMFF 2013 Awards Winners

MMFF 2013 Awards Winners


Here is the full list of winners in the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards held Friday, December 27 at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City.

Best Picture: 10,000 Hours
2nd Best Picture: Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy
3rd Best Picture: My Little Bossings

Best Story: 10,000 Hours
Best Screenplay: 10,000 Hours
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence: 10,000 Hours
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: 10,000 Hours
Most Gender-Sensitive Film: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
Youth Choice: Pagpag

Best Director: Joyce Bernal (10,000 Hours)
Best Actress: Maricel Soriano (Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy)
Best Actor: Robin Padilla (10,000 Hours)
Best Supporting Actress: Aiza Seguerra (My Little Bossings)
Best Supporting Actor: Pen Medina (10,000 Hours)

Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon (My Little Bossings)

Best Editing: 10,000 Hours
Best Cinematography: 10,000 Hours
Best Production Design: 10,000 Hours
Best Visual Effects: 10,000 Hours
Best Musical Score: 10,000 Hours
Best Sound Engineer: 10,000 Hours
Best Theme Song: My Little Bossings
Best Float: Boy Golden

Male Star of the Night: Daniel Padilla
Female Star of the Night: Eugene Domingo

NEW WAVE

Best Picture: Dukit
Special Jury Prize: Mga Anino Ng Kahapon
Most Gender-Sensitive Film: Island Dreams

Best Director:  Armando "Bing" Lao (Dukit)
Best Actress: Agot Isidro (Mga Anino ng Kahapon)
Best Actors: Wilfredo Layug, Bambalito Lacap, and Bor Ocampo (Dukit)

Student Short Film Special Jury Prize: #NoFilter
Animation Special Jury Prize: Ang Lalong ni Kulako
Animation Best Picture: Kaleh and Mbaki
Student Most Gender-Sensitive Film: Hintayin Mo sa Seq. 24

Special Recognition Award: Ronnie Ricketts, Optical Media Board chairperson

Kris Aquino and KC Concepcion are the hosts of 2013 Metro Manila Film Fest Gabi ng Parangal.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Shamcey Supsup and Lloyd Lee Wedding Details

Shamcey Supsup and Lloyd Lee Wedding Details


The much-awaited christian wedding of Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup and businessman Lloyd Lee is happening on December 29 at Church of the Risen Lord inside the University of the Philippines campus in Quezon City.

Shamcey will be wearing a wedding gown designed by Cherry Samuya Veric while her reception dress will be made by world-renowned Francis Libiran.

The reception will follow at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

The bridal entourage include Binibining Pilipinas 2011 2nd runner-up Mary Jean Lastimosa, Shamcey's roommate during the 2011 Miss Universe pageant - Miss Korea Sora Chong, former Binibining Pilipinas candidate Caroline Ty.

BPCI's Madame Stella Araneta will be one of the principal sponsors.

Shamcey and Lloyd plan a delayed honeymoon something during summer (probably Holy Week) next year.

Top 10 Celebrity News 2013

Top 10 Celebrity News 2013


1. Willie Revillame to Ethel Booba, Ate Gay: ‘You don’t do that to me’

Perhaps of all Willie’s meme-worthy soundbites, this one’s the last and most popular yet. In the February 28 episode of his now-defunct noontime show on TV5, the “Wowowillie” main man scolded Ethel Booba and Ate Gay, and lectured them about professionalism after the two allegedly shouted at him for his unfair judgment in one of the show’s segments.

2. The ‘fall’ of Gutierrezes

If there’s one showbiz family hit by several defeats this year, it would be the Gutierrezes. First, Richard’s girlfriend Sarah Lahbati was sued for accusing GMA Films big boss Annette Gozon-Abrogar of meddling with questionable talent deals. Second, Richard allegedly impregnated his girlfriend. Third, their matriarch Annabelle Rama lost her Congressional bid. Fourth, Richard, Raymond and Ruffa had their network contracts expired—making them freelance as of the moment. It seems giving up isn’t part of their mantra though. Later this year, the family announced their upcoming reality show “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez.” Sounds familiar? Well, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” could relate.

3. Barretto family feud goes on

As of this posting, the Barretto sisters are still publicly trading barbs against each other—on Instagram and elsewhere. But, yes, 2013 showbiz is pretty much defined by the unending saga starring Claudine, Gretchen and their other siblings (plus their parents Inday and Miguel, of course)—featuring their dirty linens, no less. And we’re not even talking about Claudine’s marital woes with Raymart as of yet.

4. Jessica Soho, netizens didn’t laugh on Vice Ganda’s ‘rape’ joke

This year’s unfunniest joke was care of Vice Ganda. After making GMA News big boss Jessica Soho subject of his “rape” joke in his May 17 concert, the Kapamilya comedian received a barrage of criticisms on social media—ignited by anchor Arnold Clavio and some GMA news reporters.

5. Charice comes out as lesbian

Charice has confirmed wide speculations that she’s a lesbian. The admission came two weeks following her 21st birthday and several unaddressed issues after. Among the issues then was her eloping with then-alleged girlfriend Alyssa Quijano and her filing blotter against her own mother, Racquel Pempengco.

6. Twin sex video scandals: Chito Miranda-Neri Naig and Wally Bayola-EB Babe Yosh

With just one month apart from each other, showbiz has yet again rocked by twin sex video scandals—care of couples Chito Miranda-Neri Naig and Wally Bayola-EB Babe Yosh whose private intimate videos went public. Looks like with or without the Anti-Voyeurism Law and the pending Cybercrime Law in effect, Internet perpetrators have yet to learn from Hayden Kho’s.

7. Network Transfers and loyalties

Stars come and go—but TV networks remain. And so network-switching is till the name of the game this year. Ogie Alcasid, Amy Perez and JC De Vera have all decided to explore their career options in other networks. Judy Ann Santos Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, though thought to make a big move, have opted to remain loyal and renewed ties with their mother networks.

8. Pregnancy and Delivery

Without a doubt, babies are a bundle of joy. And our celebrities are making sure their good genes will be passed on to future showbiz royalties. Amy Perez, Iwa Moto and Nicole Hyala have given birth this year. Meanwhile, Jolina Magdangal, Rica Peralejo, Melai Cantiveros and Geneva Cruz have announced that they are soon-to-be-moms a couple of months from now.

9. Engagement/Marriage

Even while showbiz reels from high-profile breakups, 2013 remains a good year to fall in love. Take it from these couples who tied the knot this year: Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes, Freddie Aguilar and Jovi Gatdula, Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco, Paolo Valenciano and Samantha Godinez, Matt Evans and Katrina Fariñas, Anna Larrucea and Robbie Pangilinan and Sir Chief and Maya.

Not to be outdone, these lovebirds also announced their engagement: Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones, Shamcey Supsup and Lloyd Lee, Geneva Cruz and Lee Paulsen, Miriam Quiambao and Ardy Roberto Jr., Denise Laurel and Sol Mercado, and Tiya Pusit and his boyfriend.

10. Anchors under fire

That awkward moment when news anchors become news subjects themselves. Korina Sanchez, Ted Failon and Arnold Clavio surely know the feeling. - Source

MMFF 2013 Day 2 Box-Office Results

MMFF 2013 Day 2 Box-Office Results


On second day of the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), the Metropolitan Development Authority announced that it beat the previous year's opening-day record by almost P30 million.

The Christmas Day box office of the annual film festival racked up a total of P134 million. This nationwide figure is 23% higher than last year's opening-day gross, which was at P105 million. The 2012 MMFF went on to earn over P700 milion throughout its run, beating the record of P636 million set the previous year.

MMDA Chairperson Francis Tolentino revealed that as of the December 26 close of screenings in Metro Manila and provincial theaters, still ranking first in earnings is "My Little Bossings," followed by "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy," "Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay," and "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel," respectively.

Next is "10,000 Hours," "Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story," "Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir" and "Kaleidoscope World." The MMDA official, however, did not specify the box-office figures for each film.

Lima sa 2013: A TV5 Reports on 5 of the Most Controversial, Shocking, Inspirational Happenings of 2013

Lima sa 2013: A TV5 Reports on 5 of the Most Controversial, Shocking, Inspirational Happenings of 2013 


TV5 ends the year with five stories that shook 2013 and five personalities who inspired and brought good news for Filipinos. Hosted by News5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes, the Kapatid Network’s year-ender special “Lima sa 2013” will air on December 31, 10pm-11:30pm.“Lima sa 2013” will take the viewers to a countdown of five of the biggest stories of the year. 

At No. 5 is the Sabah Standoff, which resurrected the long-standing claim of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III for Sabah. Dozens of the sultan’s men died when Malaysia finally moved in with troops, planes, and artillery. 

No. 4 is the Bohol and Cebu earthquake, where more than 200 died in the 7.2 magnitude tremor that was equivalent to 32 Hiroshima bombs and traced to a previously undiscovered fault in Bohol. 

Next at No. 3 is the Zamboanga siege, where a faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front attempted to raise the MNLF flag and declare independence, triggering a month-long fight within Zamboanga city’s heavily-populated neighborhoods, evacuating more than 100,000 residents. 

The Napoles and PDAF story comes in at No. 2 with the multi-billion scandal that sparked massive protests over misuse of country’s state funds. Reportedly at the center of the scam are the country’s political bigwigs, senators, lawmakers, and Janet Lim Napoles, a businesswoman who started splurging in the lifestyle of the rich and infamous almost overnight. 

Placing at No. 1 is the story that made the biggest impact to the world – when all eyes were on the Philippines when super typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) hit the country. The “new normal” is here. Yolanda awakened the world on the destructive forces set loose by climate change. Moved by images of suffering and devastation, the world came to help with donations, volunteers, and fundraising campaigns initiated by the biggest international groups and personalities. 

For the good news part, the “Lima sa 2013” also tells the story of five Filipinos who inspired: Chino Roque, a member of the Axe Apollo space team and soon the first Filipino in space; Juan Direction, five half-Filipino hotties but 100% Pinoys at heart; Megan Young, Mutya Datul, and Bea Rose Santiago who made 2013 the year Filipino beauty ruled the world and almost swept all titles; Gilas Pilipinas, the basketball team who showed “Puso” and won for the Philippines the silver in the Fiba Asia Cup and a crack at the Barcelona championship this year; and the Yolanda victims and volunteers, those who suffered quietly and served and answered to the call for help. 

After the countdown of the biggest stories comes the countdown to the New Year, hosted by Paolo Bediones, Cheri Mercado, and Jove Francisco at 11:30pm.

Sa Ulo ng Mga Balita - Kapamilya Yearend Report on the Biggest News Stories of 2013

Sa Ulo ng Mga Balita - Kapamilya Yearend Report on the Biggest News Stories of 2013


ABS-CBN News presents its yearend report “Ulo ng Mga Balita 2013,” a review of the biggest and most important headline stories of the year that was.

Anchored by multi-awarded broadcast journalist Noli De Castro, the rundown will revisit the devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol quake, the Zamboanga siege, and the Sabah crisis.

The report will also trace how the P10-billion pork barrel scam came to light, and will take a second look at the year’s major sports and showbiz news developments.

“We will bring you all the news events that made headlines in newspapers, on the radio, television, and even the Internet,” said Kabayan.

Joining Kabayan in summing up the biggest news stories of the year are journalists Lynda Jumilla, Jorge Carino, Henry Omaga-Diaz, Atom Araullo, Gigi Grande, Maan Macapagal, Jeff Canoy, RG Cruz, Niko Baua, Rico Lucena, TJ Manotoc and Ginger Conejero.

Don’t miss “Ulo Ng Mga Balita” on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best this Sunday (December 29) after “Gandang Gabi Vice.”

Look Up, Look Up!: The GMA News and Public Affairs Yearend Review

Look Up, Look Up!: The GMA News and Public Affairs Yearend Review


Filipinos had their share of tragedies and controversies this 2013. Who can forget the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that destroyed communities and national heritage sites in Cebu and Bohol, or the super typhoon Yolanda, which claimed the lives of thousands in Visayas? While both calamities have passed, there is no denying that they have left scars in the history of the nation.   

Nature wasn’t the only force that the Filipinos had to contend with. The nation was in an uproar over the pork barrel scam, which made Janet Lim-Napoles a household name and placed several other politicians in the hot seat. The issue hit the Filipinos right where it hurts, leading millions of them to come together and fight for their rights in Luneta.   

On top of all these crises, the Filipinos in Cotabato and Zamboanga remained trapped in a war between the government and the leftists. The Philippines’ refusal to yield rights over Sabah even led to bloodshed in Malaysia.   

With 2013 nearing its end, ”Imbestigador” Mike Enriquez and ”Aling Maliit” Ryzza Mae Dizon are teaming up to look back at the year that was, drive away the bad vibes, and welcome the coming year in high spirits with ”LOOK UP, LOOK UP! The GMA News and Public Affairs 2013 Yearend Review”.   

”LOOK UP, LOOK UP!” will delve into the possible ways Filipinos will take to rise above 2013’s series of unfortunate events. Mike and Ryzza Mae will be joined by experts to determine the lessons imparted by the year’s tragic events and political issues. They will tackle how to better prepare for unforeseen natural disasters, ensure that the masterminds behind the pork barrel scam will be apprehended, protect the people’s money, and maintain and restore peace and order across the country.   

Get ready for the new year with ”LOOK UP, LOOK UP! The GMA News and Public Affairs 2013 Yearend Review”, coming this December 29 on GMA Pinoy TV.

Vin Diesel Lends Voice to Groot in Marvel's Epic "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Vin Diesel Lends Voice to Groot in Marvel's Epic "Guardians of the Galaxy"


Vin Diesel is Groot!

The star of the “Fast and the Furious” and “Riddick” franchises will lend his voice to Groot in Marvel's live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy," rounding out the team that includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista). 

Featured in four of the six movies in the fan-favorite "Fast & Furious" franchise, Diesel has helped the series gross over $2 billion at the box office; and will reprise his role in "Fast & Furious 7." Diesel's most recent film, "Riddick," the third film in the franchise that has so far earned a cumulative $267.3 million across the globe, debuted this year at the top of the box office. In addition to lending his voice to several video games, Diesel's received great acclaim for his voice work in the celebrated animated film "The Iron Giant," directed by Brad Bird. 

In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy" will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more! 

In addition to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on July 31, 2015.

Kim Basinger is Torn Between Two Superstar Boxers in "Grudge Match"

Kim Basinger is Torn Between Two Superstar Boxers in "Grudge Match"


Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) stars in Warner Bros. Pictures' new comedy “Grudge Match” as Sally Rose, whose history with retired heavyweight boxers Razor (Sylvester Stallone) and Kid (Robert De Niro) changed all of their lives. 

In “Grudge Match,” Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp are two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, a boxing promoter, seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. 

Once the love of Razor’s life, Sally re-enters the scene when news of the rematch breaks.

Interestingly, Stallone knew Basinger from a gym where they both worked with the same trainer. Stallone says the two had been looking for a project to do together and suggested her to director Peter Segal and the producers, who agreed. 

She was perfect for the role,” says producer Bill Gerber. “It was one of those things where we cast her, but hadn’t really seen her together with Stallone. One day we were doing some camera tests and both Kim and Sly were there, so we decided to get them together and see…And when they walked in and everybody was standing there, it was wow! They looked like a fantastic couple.”

Segal admits when he met Basinger to discuss her role in “Grudge Match,” it was the fulfillment of a long-held crush. “She is still so absolutely stunning,” he says, “and she was so great because she wanted to come and play in the sandbox. She hadn’t done a comedy in a long time and she wanted to let her hair down.” 

Basinger seemed to enjoy the spontaneity and fun Segal encouraged. He relates, “She said, ‘It’s wonderful for me when people just tell me what they want. Tell me what you want and I’ll do it.’ So as soon as I knew that, we had a ball. Because we could just play, we could try things, throwing jokes at her, taking things away, giving her other things. Whatever it was, she was a great sport.

When asked how was that working with Stallone and De Niro, Basinger says, “It was quite a ride because they work very differently. And they’re both hilarious. So I had a really great experience with them. It was great. Stallone’s a jokester. Di Niro’s quiet and sneaky. [laughs] So just different layers.”

On a more serious note, Basinger shares what she took away from the experience working with her costars. “You learn from every experience, and you take a lot from that. No one knows everything and it’s always a new camera and a new day. The first day of shooting is always the first day of school. So you’re a little nervous. If I wasn’t nervous I would quit. That’s the excitement of it. But, yeah, to work with all these people, you always learn from everyone, and you take it.

Kim Basinger starred opposite Robert Redford in Barry Levinson’s “The Natural,” receiving a Golden Globe nomination for her supporting role, and has appeared in more than 40 feature films, earning an Academy Award® in 1998 for her role in the critically acclaimed film “L.A. Confidential.” Based on the James Ellroy classic crime novel of the same title, the film, directed by Curtis Hanson, earned nine Academy Award® nominations. Basinger also received a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award® (SAG), as well as a BAFTA Award nomination.

Basinger will next appear in “The Third Person,” written and directed by Paul Haggis and co-starring Liam Neeson and Maria Bello, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. In 2014, she will star in “Unborn,” in which she plays the role of a successful career woman who cannot have children. Produced by Lars Von Trier and written and directed by Anders Morgenthaler, the film also stars Peter Stormare, Jordan Prentice and German actors Sebastian Schipper and Sophie Rois.

Opening across the Philippines in January 15, 2014, “Grudge Match” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 

MMFF 2013: Pagpag Graded B by CEB, Rated PG by MTRCB

MMFF 2013: Pagpag Graded B by CEB, Rated PG by MTRCB

PagPag Movie Poster

"Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay" starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo has been graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). The movie, produced by Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment, as an official entry to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is rated PG by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

Aside from KathNiel, other cast-members in “Pagpag” include Shaina Magdayao, Paulo Avelino, Matet de Leon, Janus del Prado, Clarence Delgado, Miles Ocampo, CJ Navatto, Michelle Vito, Dominic Roque, Dominic Ochoa, Manuel Chua, Eric Froilan Nicolas and Marvin Yap, with special participation of Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales.

Directed by Frasco Santos Ortiz, “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay” opens today in theaters nationwide.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MMFF 2013: Boy Golden The Arturo Porcuna Story Graded A by CEB

MMFF 2013: Boy Golden The Arturo Porcuna Story Graded A by CEB

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"Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story," Governor ER Ejercito's entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival with KC Concepcion as leading lady is graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

This gangster movie under the direction of Chito Roño and produced by Scenema Concept International features a stellar cast that includes Eddie Garcia, John Estrada, Tonton Gutierrez, and Joem Bascon.


“Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story” opens today in theaters nationwide.

MMFF 2013: 10,000 Hours Graded A by CEB

MMFF 2013: 10,000 Hours Graded A by CEB

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Viva Films and Philippine Film Studios' official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) titled "10,000 Hours" starring Robin Padilla received A grade from Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

The movie chronicles the journey of a man who has lived his life by the law and for the law. But, he is also a man betrayed by the law.


Aside from Robin Padilla, other cast-members includes Mylene Dizon, Alden Richards,  Bela Padilla, Carla Humphries, Pen Medina, Joem Bascon, Markki Stroem and Michael de Mesa, ,.

Directed by Joyce Bernal, “10,000 Hours” opens today in theaters nationwide.

MMFF 2013: Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) Graded B by CEB

MMFF 2013: Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) Graded B by CEB

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Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) starring Eugene Domingo as Kimmy and Dora has been graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

Produced by Spring Films, Quantum Films and MJM Productions, "Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel)" also stars Sam Milby, Ariel Ureta, Joel Torre and Angel Aquino.

Written and directed by Chris Martinez, “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel” opens today in theaters nationwide as official entry to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Justin Bieber Announces Early Retirement From Music



Few days ago, Justin Bieber announced during a radio interview that he will be retiring from music but his camp immediately took back what Bieber said and explained, "Of course, it's not true."

Millions of Beliebers had a sigh of relief upon learning that it isn't true and Bieber is pumped up to work harder and make his music mature.

But during Christmas eve, the Biebs once again made an announcement to his more than 47 million Twitter followers.

Take a look at his series of tweets below:
What could these words mean this time around?

METRO Magazine 2014 Body Issue Features 25 Naked Pinoy Celebrities

METRO Magazine 2014 Body Issue Features 25 Naked Pinoy Celebrities


2014 is about to start with hot and sizzling Metro Magazine Body Calendar featuring 25 of the sexiest Pinoy celebrities in their most daring photo shoots yet.

Enrique Gil lead the star studded list which include sexy mom Sunshine Cruz, phenomenal onscreen love team Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez, muscular brothers Rayver and Rodjun Cruz, timeless vixen Rufa Mae Quinto, ABS-CBN’s new leading man JC de Vera, heartthrob turned sex symbol Sam Concepcion, Miss Resorts World Manila and runway babe Wendy Tabussala, product endorser and super hunk Vince Ferraren, hot chinitos Sky Yang and Randy See and the sultry Cristine Reyes.

Are you ready for Metro Body 2014?

Check out the photos HERE.

MMFF 2013 Day 1 Box-Office Results

MMFF 2013 Day 1 Box-Office Results


The Metro Manila Development Authoriy (MMDA) announces the first day ranking of the 8 full-length movie entries to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Check out below:

1. My Little Bossings
2. Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
3. Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay
4. Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel
5. 10,000 Hours
6. Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story
7. Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir
8. Kaleidoscope World

Mel Mathay Jr. is Dead

Mel Mathay Jr. is Dead 


Former Quezon City Mayor Ismael "Mel" Mathay Jr. died of heart attack. He was 81.

Mathay died on Christmas Day after he was rushed to Medical City due to heart attack but was declared dead on arrival at around 9 a.m.

His remains now lies in state at the Christ the King Parish in Greenmeadows Avenue, Quezon City.

Monday, December 23, 2013

KC Concepcion Talks About Fight and Love Scenes with ER Ejercito in "Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story"

KC Concepcion Talks About Fight and Love Scenes with ER Ejercito in "Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story"


For the first time, KC Concepcion turned sexy action star in her latest movie "Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story" where she plays the role of Marla Dee, a club dancer-stripper in the 60s who got romantically involved with well-known notorious gangster Arturo Porcuna (played by Laguna Governor ER Ejercito).

During the bloggers conference held Saturday night at Glorietta 4 activity center, KC fondly shared her memorable experiences doing action with the help of world-renowned Thai stunt coordinator Kawee “Seng” Sirikanerat (Tomb Raider, Expendables) and her daring kissing and bed scenes with the Governor.

Q: When you learned about doing an action movie with Governor ER Ejercito, what comes first into your mind and how did you prepare for the role?
KC:  I trained for 3 months with mixed martial arts and meron akong Pilipino na nagturo na rin sa akin from Fitness Science and si Governor ER actually hand-picked Mr. Se from Thailand, siya yung gumawa ng mga choreographies and stunts coordination sa mga Hollywood films ni Angelina Jolie. He also did ‘Tomorrow Never Dies,’ ‘Tomb Raider.

I did 3 months of training with mixed martial arts together with my yoga, but it was a crashed course kasi it was really in preparation for the movie para hindi matagalan yung mga shoot, ‘yung mga 36 hours shooting days. It took us four days for one girl-to-girl action scene so it’s a long long long fight scene with another girl.

Q: Governor ER was very vocal about your huge chance of getting the MMFF Best Actress award this year, what's your take on that?
KC: I wanna thanked him for his faith in me. Kase he was so confident about me from the very beginning...from the time he chose me to play Marla Dee and I want to thank him for considering me for this role. And of course, I wanna thank Direk Chito (Roño) for really training me and giving me directions sa role ko.

For whatever its worth...with or without an award for me this is probably one of the most fulfilling project I've ever done. And for me talaga, it would be a cherry on top because I just won a Best Supporting Actress so it would be a level up but if the universe doesn't agree that I get then it's also okay.

Q: In choosing between a blockbuster success or awards?
KC: Ang awards nakadikit yan sa pangalan mo forever. It's really more of a respect rather than the money but of course you would hope for a commercial success.

Q: Reports said that you had the most daring performance yet in this movie, can you elaborate why? 
KC: Marami kasendg pinagawa sakin sa movie na 'to. When I first arrived (in the Philippines) I was a model and a VJ and 'di ko talaga naisip na I would really venture into acting or being a serious actress. As a part of personal growth coming from some controversial issues in my past, I guess, I grew as a person. And I am now starting to take acting more seriously.

Daring, for me kase, not in the context of being undressed just for the sake of showing skin, for the sake of being sexy. I just want to try something different...it just so happen na yun' yung emotions ko that time. But this is not something like ito na yung directions ko.

Yes, daring kase stripper ako dito. Dancer. First time ko mag-action in any of my movies or teleseryes. So instead of daring, its more of outgoing, more exploratory, more willing, more risk taking.

Q: What about your mom's (Sharon Cuneta) reaction in your kissing scenes with Gov.?
KC: She did a movie with FPJ in the past, though she never had any kissing scene with him but I guess that kinda sets this apart from what she's done before that I went for it. We never did anything naman any scene na 'di kailangan sa movie or sa eksena. And this is something na my character would have to do so I just did it.

Q: How is it working with Direk Chito Roño?
KC: At first natakot ako tapos habang tumatagal mas nasanay na ko sa style nya, sa perspective nya, sa gusto nyang makita. Kung pa'no nya gustong i-drawing yung eksena.

Q: Why today's generation should watch this movie? What morale value should we learn from this movie knowing that it is about a notorious gangster in the 60s?
KC: I think normal sa tao na makaramdam ng feelings ng vengeance, revenge pero yun nga sabi nga sa movie 'walang taong gumagawa ng masama ang hindi napaparusahan para sa ginawa nya.

Masarap kase syang panoorin. Makulay sya. Maraming nangyayari. Pati yung mga suot namin makulay. At yung istilo ng pagkwento ng story 'di pangkaraniwan.

Isa siyang pelikulang Pilipino pa rin na iba yung pag-present sa kanya compared sa ibang action movies na basta barilan lang, sapakan, bugbugan. At may femme fatale element ito na 'di karaniwang nakikita sa mga gangster movies.




Aside from KC and Governor Ejercito, “Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story” also stars  John Estrada, Eddie Garcia, Leo Martinez, Gloria Sevilla, Tonton Gutierrez, Baron Geisler and Joem Bascon.

Showing nationwide on December 25, 2013 as part of the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2013).

Sarah Geronimo "Tayo" Music Video and Lyrics

Sarah Geronimo "Tayo" Music Video and Lyrics


Popstar Sarah Geronimo has just released the music video for her new single “Tayo” from her "Expressions" album produced and released by Viva Records.



Nasubukan mo na bang ipagpalit
Nakalimutan o kaya nasantabi
Nasabihan ng mismo ka
Ngunit ‘di para sa kanya
Nasubukan mo na bang mapagsabay
Nabitawan ang kanyang mga kamay
Tanda mo nang iniwanan ka niya
Kay sakit naman ‘di ba

Ulit-ulit na dahilan
Nariyan pa ri’t nasasaktan
Dinggin ang awiting nagsasabing bumangon
Awit na para sa

Mga pusong nadapa
Tayo
Matutong tumingala
Tayo
Sa ‘tin na umibig at laging dehado
‘Wag magpapatalo
Tayo…tayo…tayo.
Sa ‘tin na umibig at laging dehado
‘Wag magpapatalo
Tayo…

Palusot, dahilan, yoon pala’y
Pinagpalit ka lang pala sa may sablay
Masabihan ng ‘di pa handa
Para sa pag-ibig mo

Nasabihan ka na ba ng “ayoko na”
O kaya “mas masaya ako sa kanya”
Baka naman nagsasawa na siya
Kay sakit naman ‘di ba
Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus

Tayo, tayo, tayo
‘Wag magpapatalo tayo
Dinggin ang awiting nagsasabing bumangon
Awit na para sa

Patti Austin to Stage Manila Christmas Concert with Martin Nievera and Lea Salonga

Patti Austin to Stage Manila Christmas Concert with Martin Nievera and Lea Salonga


As Filipinos celebrate the holiday season, it’s time for a fun-filled occasion that warms the heart, fills the soul, and looks forward to a better 2014 for The Philippines.   

Headliner Patti Austin will be joined by some of the Philippines’ most popular performers and a fantastic live band in a concert celebrating the New Year, commemorating the indomitable Filipino spirit, and contributing to a better future.   

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims Typhoon Haiyan for relief efforts. Patti Austin will personally lead a continuing effort to design and build houses in Tacloban through Habitat For Humanity.   

The overall tone of the event will be joyous and upbeat, signifying a “Brand New Day” in the Philippines as the country and the world join together in gestures of celebration, goodwill and support.  Patti will perform the hit songs which have made her a huge star in the Philippines and worldwide.

Throughout the evening, pre-recorded messages from international singers and actors of greetings and hope will flow onto the Solaire ballroom’s large screens.  

Also, OPM Icons have pledged their support for the said concert which includes Richard Merk, Martin Nievera and Lea Salonga as her special guests during the night at the Solaire.




The promoters and producers are working to arrange for live telecast of portions of the event in the Philippines and countries in adjacent time zones. Viewers will have the opportunity to join the party via social media, and to contribute to this all-important cause.   

Another fund-raising performance will take place at the Fairmont Raffles Hotel (in Makati) on December 31, 2013 as Patti Austin celebrates New Year. 

Tickets will be marketed and sold through Laurel Media outlets, the Solaire Casino and Resort (for the December 29,  2013 show) and Fairmont Raffles Hotel (for the December 31, 2013  show), and thru TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com. 

VIRAL!

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