Saturday, January 18, 2014

Daniel Padilla Accident in "Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak" Set

Daniel Padilla Accident in "Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak" Set

Daniel Padilla might be used to screaming fans but not to hard-core action stunts. The young actor revealed this at the press conference of his clan's movie project "Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak" held last Saturday at 14 Four Cafe in Taytay, Rizal.

He passed out while filming inside the Bulacan Provincial Jail, got cut on his right arm during a knife combat scene and was almost rolled over by an armored van. "Grabe po ang mga ginawa namin dito pero masaya pa din po ang palabas," DJ quipped.

'Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak' was shortlisted to be an official entry of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 but failed to enter the final 8. Unconfirmed reports state that MMFF jurors preferred to include "10,000 Hours", another Robin Padilla action movie, for it is a better film.

Fresh from the box office success of his own MMFF entry "Pagpag", Daniel urged his fans to also watch this film as he had more sacrifices filming it. "Nahimatay na po ako sa kulungan, naglinis na mo kami ng banyo dun, nahiwa na po ako ng kutsilyo para lang po pagandahin ang pelikulang 'to," he shared.

Daniel shared the challenges he and the crew underwent while shooting some scenes inside prison. "Ang init po pala dun. Ramdam na ramdam ko ang init na diretso sa likod ko. Na paos ako pagkatapos pero masarap kasi nakausap namin ang mga totoong tao sa loob," he shared further. He and his cousin RJ Padilla, also his co-star in the film chronicled how they were told to be conscious of their actions inside Bulacan Jail.  "Naglinis kami ng banyo kasi takot kami sa kanila. Pagkatapos ng take, parang ayaw na namin bumalik sa loob.

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Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga "Starting Over Again"

Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga "Starting Over Again"

This Valentine, Star Cinema once again offers a movie that will bring us closer to the one we love, in Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga starrer "Starting Over Again".

"Starting Over Again," which also stars Iza Calzado, is a romantic-comedy story about second chances

"This is a one-of-a-kind movie. When you go out to see a movie you want to be able to identify what's happening, relate to the character who goes through certain situations with a loved one, partner or whoever they're with," Piolo said of this Olivia Lamasan directed film.
"Starting Over Again" is showing in theaters nationwide on February 12, 2014.

Danity Kane "Bye Baby" Music Video Out Now

Danity Kane "Bye Baby" Music Video Out Now

Danity Kane, composed of members Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard, released a new song entitled "Bye Baby".

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"Cinema One Originals 2014" Extends Final Submission of Movie Entries

"Cinema One Originals 2014" Extends Final Submission of Movie Entries

Cinema One is still accepting entries for the film festival that showcases the most original of visions and most unique of voices, as it recently announced an extension in the deadline for submission until February 14, 2014 Friday.

All submissions should be complete full scripts for a narrative feature length film.

The film script should tackle a commercially viable Filipino story with universal themes. The filmmaker submitting these script entries should be ready to discuss the sellable and marketable points of the proposed film project.

From all submissions, ten finalists will be selected and will be given a production budget of P2 million each, the highest budget given by any institution or festival in the country.

This year’s Cinema One Originals Festival will mark the festival’s first decade, marking years of taking the work of independent filmmakers to higher heights.

Some films that have made a breakthrough in the world of Philippine Cinema by reaching screens all around the world were part of the past years’ Cinema One Originals lineups, such as “Mariposa” which was shown at the Far East Film Festival in Italy, and “Mater Dolorosa”, “Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na”, “Alamat ni China Doll” and “Big Boy” which made their international premieres at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Other films that took off from past Cinema One Originals festivals also received an array of awards, including “Sa North Diversion Road”, “Ang Huling Balyan Ng Buhi”, “Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay”, “Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us)”, “Rome & Juliet”, “Confessional”, “Imburnal”, “Altar”, ‘Wanted: Border”, “Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria”, “Baybayin”, “Mamay Umeng”, and “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim”.

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"Showbiz Police" Airs Daily Starting January 20 on TV5

"Showbiz Police" Airs Daily Starting January 20 on TV5

Viewers need not wait once a week for their dose of the hottest entertainment news as TV5’s Showbiz Police begins airing daily from Monday to Friday, 4:00 p.m., starting on January 20!

Recently recognized as the Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show in the 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards for 2014, Showbiz Police is still bannered by multi-hyphenate Raymond Gutierrez, together with the country’s ultimate showbiz insiders Nanay Cristy Fermin and Direk Joey Reyes. Rounding up the show are outspoken television and radio host Shalala and the fashionable female tandem of SPO Girls Divine Lee and MJ Marfori.

This season, viewers will be treated to fresh, new daily segments, such as the Daily 5 Hot Issues, where Raymond rounds up the 5 hottest issues of the day from various sources; Hu U, where Shalala and MJ banter about everyone’s guilty pleasure - blind items; and Shalala on the Street (SOS), which features Shalala going around the metro to gather the public’s thoughts on the hottest showbiz issues.

Viewers can also look forward to social media-based segments Twitterazzi and Selfie with the Stars, which allow them to connect further with the show and tap their inner-showbiz insider using their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Meanwhile, special once-a-week segments include Stylish Style-Less every Monday, where Raymond and Divine talk about the latest style stories of our favorite celebrities; Cornered by Cristy every Tuesday, where Nanay Cristy holds intimate interviews featuring the hottest celebrities of the moment; Direk’s Statement every Tuesday and Wednesday, where celebrated filmmaker Direk Joey gives his upfront review and critique on films yet to be shown in local theatres; and WRU every Thursday, which catches up with personalities who are no longer active in the entertainment industry.

Other must-watch segments of Showbiz Police include Fan and Fab, Ronda, Impromptu, Showbiz Throwback, Marfori Exclusives, Pay it Forward Friday, Celebrity Face-off, Housebreak, Most Wanted, and Iba Ka!

With this exciting new format, each 30-minute episode will surely be packed with the latest showbiz news everyday, as delivered first and only on Showbiz Police!

Rica Peralejo Gives Birth to Baby Boy Named Philip Nathaniel

Rica Peralejo Gives Birth to Baby Boy Named Philip Nathaniel

Three years after they got married, for actress-singer Rica Peralejo and her Christian Pastor husband Joseph Bonifacio welcomed their first baby on Friday, January 17.

The baby boy named Philip Nathaniel Bonifacio weighs 7 pounds and 11 ounces.


"Welcome Philip Bo. You are God's gift to us. Tata can't express how he feels right now, other than, I love you so much even though you have done nothing and a hundred other thoughts that are all just good," the proud dad said in his Instagram and Facebook posts.

Britney Spears Arrives on SPINNR

Britney Spears Arrives on SPINNR

‘Britney Jean’, the eighth studio album of phenomenal pop superstar Britney Spears has officially reached Philippine shores! The album which contains the hit tracks ‘Work B**ch’ and ‘Perfume’ is now available nationwide, and can now be enjoyed in more ways than one.

Pinoy members of the Britney Army, you can now experience all tracks of Spears’ “most personal album yet” through SPINNR - the country's first unlimited music streaming site.  By registering your Smart, Talk ‘N Text or Sun Cellular mobile account via the web/mobile site or the official SPINNR Android app, you can stream or download the entire album (and Britney’s previous releases) via web, your music player or mobile phones.

 Get your digital copy of the songs from ‘Britney Jean’ now for only P15 per track download. Or you may avail of a daily, weekly or monthly music subscription package to have unlimited streaming access to the entire album and SPINNR’s more than 3 million songs in its collection.  The SPINNR Plus subscription package only costs P7.00 and is valid for seven days. (One-day subscription is at P2.50, 15 days at P15 and 30 days at P29).

 Aside from the affordable packages, SPINNR doesn’t require credit cards. You can pay your track downloads or subscription packaged through your prepaid load or postpaid bill. It’s that easy.

 Support Britney’s music now and enjoy her explosive dance tracks whenever, wherever with SPINNR! For more information and updates, join the official SPINNR online community at or follow @SpinnrPH on Twitter and Instagram. ‘Britney Jean’ is being released by Ivory Music and Video, the exclusive licensee & distributor of Sony Music products in the Philippines.

Cristine Reyes Heartbroken by Paulo Avelino

Cristine Reyes Heartbroken by Paulo Avelino

Cristine Reyes turns selfless in ABS-CBN’s top-rating drama series “Honesto” as her character Marie chooses to have her heart broken just to give inner peace to the man she loves.

Despite the pain she is feeling, Marie decides to let go of her own emotions to help Diego (Paulo Avelino) in finding Fina (Maricar Reyes) and stopping Hugo’s (Joel Torre) evil plans. Will Marie be able to endure the pain for sake of Diego’s happiness? What will she do when she finds out that Fina is already gone and that Honesto (Raikko Mateo) is Diego’s son? How will a tragic moment change the lives of Honesto and the people around him? 

Don’t miss the continuation of the timely drama series that shares the value of honesty and kindness, “Honesto,” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For exclusive updates, pictures, and videos, log on to “Honesto’s” official social media accounts and

Sarah Geronimo Sing and Dance Power on #ASAPAwesome This Sunday

Sarah Geronimo Sing and Dance Power on #ASAPAwesome This Sunday

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo and OPM rock icon Bamboo will fire up “ASAP 19” this Sunday (January 19) as they treat TV viewers with a world-class musical number.

Sarah will also have a hair-raising musical reunion with her friends Charice, Klarisse De Guzman, and Angeline Quinto.

Parokya Ni Edgar rocks the stage to celebrate 20 years in the music industry.

Celebration continues in “ASAP 19” with the back-to-back treats from birthday girl Alex Gonzaga with Enchong Dee, Arjo Atayde, and Joseph Marco; and birthday boy Khalil Ramos with Jane Oineza, Sue Ramirez, Ingrid Dela Paz, and Michelle Vito.

Meanwhile, get ready for the sizzling dance face-off of Maja Salvador and Shaina Magdayao in their segment ‘MASH;’ the show-stopping production number of Iya Villania; and the breathtaking Supahdance showcase of Iza Calzado, Erich Gonzales, and Cristine Reyes.

Also, watch out for the ultimate concert experience prepared by ASAP Sessionistas together with former Freestyle vocalists Top Suzara and Jinky Vidal;and Erik Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Richard Poon;and the must-see musical performances of Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Nikki Gil, KZ Tandingan, Paolo Valenciano, Princess, Morisette Amon; and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano.

Celebrate the beauty of music with the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 19,” this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN.

For viewers who want to purchase ASAP official merchandise, simply visit the ABS-CBN Store located at the ground floor of ELJ building in Quezon City, or visit and

Visit to hang-out live with stars at ASAP Chill-Out. Also join the fun at “ASAP 19′s” official social networking accounts at and, and know the latest happenings in “ASAP 19” by tweeting the hashtag #ASAPAwesome.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bride For Rent First Day Gross P21-Million

Bride For Rent First Day Gross P21-Million

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim surely are on cloud 9 right now as their second big-screen team-up titled "Bride For Rent" raked over P20 million on the first day of its nationwide release on Wednesday, January 15, according to Star Cinema Adprom Mico del Rosario's Twitter and Instagram posts.

KimXi's first movie together "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo" released in August 2013 grossedover P100 million in three weeks. Do you think "Bride For Rent" can surpassed the success earned by "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?"

Bianca King Turns Kapatid for "Obsession"

Bianca King Turns Kapatid for "Obsession"

Don't get confuse when you see Kapuso star Bianca King headlining TV5's primetime block starting January 23. Yes, she's the new addition to GMA-7's roster of talents who are given the privilege to appear on TV5 programs but her contract, just like others, is only as good as the project she's starred in.

During her formal per-project contract signing, with her manager Ronnie Henares, TV5 president Noel Lorenzana and Galvante on January 13 at the Aracama restaurant in Taguig City, Bianca says its a dream come true getting the opportunity to work in another network and likewise thankful to the kindness of GMA-7 AVP for alternative productions Gigi Lara and Ida Henares for making the network crossover possible.

Bianca's first TV5 primetime soap titled "Obsession" which is set to premiere on January 23 tells the story of Vanessa, a woman madly in love and obsessed with her former lover. Initially going by the name of Bernadette (played by Neri Naig), Vanessa undergoes a new identity following cosmetic surgery. Her character, according to Bianca, is psychotic, conniving and scheming but she can also be her regular normal self when not obsessed with her former lover.

Aside from "Obsession," Bianca will also be seen as guest star in Tropa Mo Ko Unli and will play in Let’s Ask Pilipinas and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy' Philippines Highest Grossing Film of All Time; 'My Little Bossings' in Second Place

'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy' Philippines Highest Grossing Film of All Time; 'My Little Bossings' in Second Place

Vice Ganda's MMFF 2013 entry 'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy' overtakes Vic Sotto's 'My Little Bossings'   as the highest grossing Philippine film of all time.

According to Star Cinema, the comedy movie about quadruplets of different sexual orientations who were split into pairs when they were babies then later reunited after one of the siblings found out to be sick and in need of a liver transplant, has earned P427 million since opening on Christmas Day.

For a greater part of the MMFF's two-week run, another comedy film, "My Little Bossings," led the eight competing entries at the box office. However, in the days leading up to the festival's closing on the first week of January this year, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported that the Star Cinema and Viva Films produced movie ruled the daily grosses outshining the Ryzza Mae Dizon and Bimby Yap's tandem.

(As of June 12, 2013)

Rank Title of Movie Year Box Office Gross Studio(s)
1 Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy 2013 427 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
2 My Little Bossings 2013  400 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
3 It Take a Man and a Woman 2013 401 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
4 Sisterakas 2012 394.10 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
5 The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin 2011 331.61 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
6 No Other Woman 2011 278.39 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
7 The Mistress 2012 262.82 million Star Cinema
8 This Guy's In Love With You Mare 2012 249.09 million Star Cinema, Viva Films
9 Enteng Ng Ina Mo 2011 237.88 Star Cinema, MZET Films
10 You Changed My Life 2009 225.21 million Star Cinema, Viva Films

TV5 Pilipinas Global Network Ltd (PGNL) Airs "Ganito Na Kami Ngayon" for OFW

TV5 Pilipinas Global Network Ltd (PGNL) Airs "Ganito Na Kami Ngayon" for OFW

Pilipinas Global Network Ltd (PGNL), TV5’s international arm, starts the year right with the production of its very first original content entitled Ganito Na Kami Ngayon, which is about and especially designed for Filipinos overseas.

This weekly 30-minute program features reunions and homecomings, showcases hometowns and popular destinations, and will also be about rediscovering roots. Some lucky kababayans who have lived abroad for many years are given the opportunity to finally return “home” and be brought to different must-see places in the metropolis and in the provinces.

Ganito Na Kami Ngayon’s pilot episode, which aired last January 11, put the spotlight on Ferdie Penala, an OFW from Dubai who decided to come home after five years to surprise his girlfriend with a marriage proposal. Viewers can catch the show’s second episode airing on January 18, which chronicles the story of Marc and Marcel Cabrera, two brothers who return to the country after being away for over a decade. Through them, the episode highlights the many developments the province of Rizal has undergone throughout the years. 

It’s about time we created something different. We want to be a part of our Kapatids’ journey back home and witness how they will  reconnect with their loved ones in a very light  but heartwarming, fun and informative manner,” says Claro Carmelo Ramirez, PGNL/TV5 International President.

Catch more episodes of Ganito Na Kami Ngayon on KapatidTV5 every Saturday in the US, Canada, Australia and the Middle East.

Oscars 2014 Official Nominees

Oscars 2014 Official Nominees

The nominees of the 86th Academy Awards (also known as Oscars Award) were officially announced on Thursday, January 16. They are

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
Omar (Palestine)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Film Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave

Best Production Design

American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Best Costume Design

American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Original Score

The Book Thief
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2
“Let It Go” from Frozen
“The Moon Song” from Her
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Sound Mixing

Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing

All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Documentary Short

Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Animated Short

Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

Best Live-Action Short

That Wasn’t Me
Just Before Losing Everything
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?
The Voorman Problem

The 2014 Academy Awards is scheduled on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.

Sports5 Named the Official Philippine Olympics Broadcaster

Sports5 Named the Official Philippine Olympics Broadcaster

Sports5, the sports arm of TV5, will bring the best international sports action to Filipinos as it was awarded the rights as the Philippine broadcaster of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

This is wonderful news for Filipino sports fans. Sporting events has been the number one program that unites all Filipinos. That’s why we are excited to bring to them the biggest sporting event with the best athletes from all over the world,” TV5 CEO and President Noel Lorenzana said.

The Olympics coverage begins on February 8, 12mn in Manila with Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games to be held at Sochi, Russia which has 98 medal events in 7 sports. This is the first time that the Olympic Winter Games will be held in Russia and figure skater Michael Martinez from Muntinlupa will be the first homegrown Filipino competing in The Winter Olympics. It also marks the return of the Philippines to The Winter Olympics after a 22-year absence and the first time a Pinoy figure skater represents the country. Along with the 17-year old figure skater are other Filipino-foreigners like Gilmore Junio ( long-track speed skater, Canada) and JR Celski (short-track speed skater, US) performing in the biggest winter sports event.

Later in the year, the Youth Olympic Games will also be aired be aired by Sports5 which happens in Nanjing, China. There are 222 medal events in 28 sports that include 3-on-3 basketball, taekwondo, swimming, tennis, boxing, athletics, football and beach volleyball happening from August 16 to 28.

The Olympics coverage reaches its peak in 2016 with Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games to be held from August 5 to 21 2016. Rio 2016 marks the first time that the Olympic Games will be held in South America and is expected to carry 314 medal events in 28 sports. Coverage of Rio 2016 Olympic Games will include Filipino’s favorite sports led by basketball, taekwondo, volleyball, badminton and boxing.

All these electrifying Olympic action will be delivered not just on television (via TV5, AksyonTV, Hyper) but also online & mobile (via Sports5.PH and with the support of PLDT, SMART and CignalTV.)

Sports5 has presented the best sports action since it was launched in 2011. It successfully brought to the Philippines and to 41 other countries the world-class coverage of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship last August 2013.

Studio 23 Closed Down; Replaces by ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel

Studio 23 Closed Down; Replaces by ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel

ABS-CBN launched its newest channel that will feature action-packed local and international sporting events called "ABS-CBN Sports+Action" replacing 23-year-old Studio23.

Among the hot list of sports coverage expected to air on "ABS-CBN Sports+Action" are the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the Azkals, Top Rank fights, Pinoy Pride bouts and a special coverage of major international sporting events like the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the FIFA World Cup.

ABS-CBN Sports+Action will also relive memorable films of “The King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr., aside from showing the local debut of explosive new series like “The Ultimate Fighter: China” and “Zero Hours.”

And to further cater to a wide-array of Pinoy viewers, ABS-CBN Sports+Action will work alongside the network's cable TV, pay-per-view and digital platforms to create a unique and engaging sports hub for Filipino sports fans.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

American Idol Season 13 2-Night Premiere Airs Live via Satellite on Star World

American Idol Season 13 2-Night Premiere Airs Live via Satellite on Star World  

A new year means another batch of amazing hidden talent coming to the fore as American Idol Season 13 hits TV screens on January 16, 2014, only on Star World! The most successful reality TV show returns for its 13th season for another round of bombastic performances from hundreds of aspiring singers aiming to be American Idol.

Season 13 will kick off on Star World on January 16 at 6 PM, live via satellite, with encores at 8 PM and 11 PM to ensure that all die-hard American Idol fans won’t miss the exciting premiere of the show.

Thousands of American Idol hopefuls turned out during the nationwide auditions held in different cities around the US: Salt Lake City, Utah; Detroit, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Austin, Texas; and Omaha, Nebraska. The show left no stone unturned in looking for the brightest singing talents in the US, ensuring a diverse mix of backgrounds and personalities for candidates who make it through the auditions to the semi-finals. Expect to see a showcase of mind-blowing talent and an array of colourful personalities throughout the much-anticipated episodes of the screening process.

American Idol Season 13 spells an exciting landmark for the show with a great mix of judges on the panel who will screen this season’s candidates. Country sensation Keith Urban, who was a first-time judge in Season 12, is returning for his second year on the show, while pop superstar Jennifer Lopez is coming back to the judging panel after leaving it at the end of Season 11 – a first in American Idol history!

Meanwhile, newcomer judge and multi-awarded singer Harry Connick Jr. is joining the team to complete the panel, and Rickey Minor returns to the show as musical director. These four celebrities together comprise a powerhouse of talent and experience in the entertainment industry that will see the show’s contestants through as they sing their way to becoming the next American Idol.

Star World has been the home of American Idol since the very first season aired, and has consistently garnered a strong viewership throughout all 12 completed seasons of the show. Viewers and the most stir-crazy American Idol fans have enjoyed not just Star World’s live broadcasts of the show to keep updated with the latest developments, but also the channel’s locally produced American Idol specials featuring highlights of each season.

Long-time followers of the world’s most successful reality TV series in Asia know that Star World is where it’s at to get your best fix of American Idol. 

Catch American Idol Season 13 when it premieres on January 16, 2014 at 6 PM, live via satellite, and relive its great moments during its encores at 8 PM and 11 PM – only on Star World!

Bride For Rent Movie Review: Far Better than "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?

Bride For Rent Movie Review: Far Better than "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?

"Which movie do you think KimXi performs better,  "Bride For Rent" or "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo"?" friends asked. So when I finally watch the movie on its jampacked opening day on Wednesday, January 15, there's no way you watch the Kim Chiu and Xian Lim latest starrer without having to compare it with their first movie together released by Star Cinema in August 2013.

In most cases, the second film suffers from the standards or the success bar set by the first one. But I think ‘Bride For Rent’ is one of only a few exception. It is actually better than the previous one.

While we enjoyed "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo," we pointed out some loopholes in the drama that was infused in the film plus the monologues present in almost all Star Cinema films. Glad to know that these elements were eliminated in ‘Bride For Rent’.

Though the first film’s success banked on the ‘Kakikayan’ of Kim, the new one still included the young actress’s comedic charisma but she did it here differently, plus she portrays a more mature character that fits the film’s ‘wedding’ theme perfectly. Kim is as charismatic as she is in real life and her comedy is getting stronger. If we saw a great chemistry with her and onscreen (question mark here) partner Xian before, it is a lot stronger here as the two were able to showcase strong bonding, and a deeper relationship in real life maybe. Did we mention that Xian is even hotter now? And Kim, even more beautiful?

The once hesitant-for-kissing-scenes Kim, has offered a lot of herself kissing Xian in this one, which has made the film more believable, and yes, more ‘nakakakilig’ for their fans and followers.

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Learn How to Step Out and Live Your Dream in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Learn How to Step Out and Live Your Dream in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Ben Stiller directs and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (opening January 22 in Phils.), James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. 

In 1939, when James Thurber first published “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” he brought a playful, modernist style to the story that lured readers directly into the experience of Walter Mitty’s fantasy life.  In Ben Stiller’s latest adaptation, he hoped to do something similar, using modern cinema to open the story up visually in a way that couldn’t have been imagined in Thurber’s day. He knew there were several ways to approach Mitty’s fantasizing.  But there was only way he felt that was right for what he wanted audiences to feel:  using a deftly crafted hyper-reality that merges Mitty’s inner stream of consciousness into the fabric of what’s going on in his outer world.

Check out the movie’s latest featurette with Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig talking how the movie is about courage and going into the unknown in the video below:

Everybody can connect with the idea of talking to somebody while actually having this crazy, imaginary fantasy going on in your head of where you’d rather be in that moment,” he explains. “That’s what we wanted to capture.” 

Stiller thought intensively about how to achieve that. Creating Walter’s fantasies would certainly involve many moving parts, and a sense of spectacle, but Stiller used his effects judiciously, with an eye towards unbroken integration into the flow of the action.   “In terms of visual effects, we wanted the overall approach to be very photo-real,” he says.  “I’ve always found that the best results come from doing as much as you can practically in real-life situations and then just tickling that with the digital effects.” 
Ultimately, Stiller would put together a visual design team including Oscar-nominated director of photography Stuart Dryburgh(“The Piano”), production designer Jeff Mann (“Tropic Thunder,” “Zoolander”), editor Greg Hayden (“Tropic Thunder,” “Zoolander”), costume designer Sarah Edwards (“Salt,” “Michael Clayton”) and visual effects supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Life of Pi”). 
The constant yin and yang of dreams and reality in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” made for an extremely ambitious production – one which would take on the rigors of shooting in the middle of New York City then jet off to the other-worldly environs of Iceland, where cast and crew moved from volcanoes to helicopters to the middle of the frosty ocean. 

Each location would host scenes that could not have been filmed elsewhere in the world.  In New York, Stiller had the chance to shoot the epic chase between Walter and Ted in the live-wire dynamics of a typical crowded day in the city.

In Iceland, Stiller would shoot a scene that pushed him to new edges both as director and actor:  when Walter jumps into the raging waves of the North Atlantic, which Stiller simulated with his own plunge into the ocean.  “It was really important for me that we not do that scene in a tank,” he recalls.  “I felt we had to shoot in real high seas, with a real boat there, a real helicopter and real waves,” he explains. 

That’s when Mitty literally dives into life,” muses John Goldwyn.  “It’s the big transition moment of the movie, and it looks incredibly real, because most of it is.”   The scene turned out, just as it does for Walter Mitty, to bring a bit more reality than even Stiller anticipated. 

We were about a mile out at sea with seven-foot swells -- which, when you’re in the water, are really big,” admits Stiller.  “The boat with the camera in it went away to come back and do the shot, but there was this two-minute period where I was just in the North Sea with nobody around. I was in the ocean just by myself with a briefcase, floating there waiting for the camera to come back and was thinking, ‘I hope they can find me when they come back for the shot,’” he laughs.  “There was a real sense of danger and it was one of those moments when I thought, ‘oh, this is what real filmmaking is all about.’” 

Step out and live your dream.  “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” opens January 22 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Jessy Mendiola Tied the Knot with Jake Cuenca

Jessy Mendiola Tied the Knot with Jake Cuenca

After everything they have been through, Mercedes (Jessy Mendiola) and Luis will (Jake Cuenca) finally tie the knot tonight (Jan 16) in the intense final two weeks of ABS-CBN primetime series “Maria Mercedes.” 

There’s no stopping the two from exchanging their vows especially after Magnolia (Vina Morales) gave Mercedes and Luis her blessings. But will they even get to say “I Do” after Misty (Nikki Gil) learns about Mercedes’ being pregnant with Luis’ child? What will she do to stop the wedding? The surprises don’t stop there as Malvina (Vivian Velez) stages her comeback and also shows up at the ceremonies. 

Don’t miss the last two weeks of “Maria Mercedes” weeknights after “Got to Believe” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. 

For updates, follow @MariaMercedesPH on Twitter and like on Facebook. Tweet your thoughts about the show using the hashtag #MariaMercedes.

Rose Fostanes "The X Factor Israel" Winner Finale Video

Rose Fostanes "The X Factor Israel" Winner Finale Video

For the longest time, Pinoys have this negative impression about Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" as the cause of untimely death of those who frequents Karaoke sessions, but on the finale episode of "The X Factor Israel" on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in Manila), another Pinoy disproves this myth when the song earned her worldwide recognition.

47-year-old Pinay caregiver Rose Fostanes, was declared the very first winner of the Israel franchise of the hit reality singing competition making her a bonafide reality TV star.

For the final showdown, she sang "My Way" complete with an orchestra backup and Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" in a duet with her mentor Shiri Maimon on the show's "Over 25s" category.

Watch her performance below:

Kristen Hager Blogs About Ex-Husband Ryan Kwanten in “The Right Kind of Wrong”

Kristen Hager Blogs About Ex-Husband Ryan Kwanten in “The Right Kind of Wrong”

Meet Leo Palamino, a guy whose ex-wife, Julie, created a blog which became a huge internet entitled “Why You Suck” and who meets the girl of his dreams on the day she is going to be married.  Right? Wrong?  In the romantic comedy, “The Right Kind of Wrong,” the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show the girl of his dreams, Colette and the whole wide world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong.
Leo Palamino (Ryan Kwanten) has dedicated his life to what some may call impossible dreams. At least his ex-wife Julie (Kristen Hager) would call them that.  But Leo is an expert at not listening to her criticism or anyone else’s for that matter because Leo is a stubborn romantic. An idealist.  A dreamer.  And to dream big, impossible dreams you can’t listen to the people who tell you that’s what those dreams are.

It is precisely this refusal to listen to criticism that drove his ex-wife Julie to blog about Leo’s flaws as their relationship broke down. A blog … called Why You Suck that would become a cultural phenomenon. And so when we meet Leo Palamino, he is a romantic dreamer, a dedicated writer, a dishwasher in a tourist trap, and a celebrity…a man famous for his flaws.

Infused in the story is a realism about love; Colette (Sara Canning) is not Leo’s first love – Julie was, except she did not appreciate his artistic aspirations. She was a pragmatist in the purest sense. Things did not go well and the marriage ended - or at least, Leo thought it was over. Julie wasn’t nearly finished with him.

While most estranged spouses exact their revenge in the courts of law, Julie opted for the court of public opinion. People blog for many reasons: creativity, community, wealth, fame, even identity. Julie was motivated by spite and her own heartbreak about their failing relationship. As much as Leo’s artistic integrity made him the immovable object that logic and reason could not budge, Julie became the irresistible force, the unstoppable mouth.  She found her voice in his flaws.

The blog became an outlet for Julie to just write about her feelings and her frustrations with her husband,” explained Kristen Hager who plays the ex-wife.  “She starts sharing the blog with her friends, initially as a joke. At first, Why You Suck is just a funny title that Julie uses to get a reaction from Leo. He’d been indifferent for so long that she wants to hurt him, thinking this will motivate him to pay attention and make an effort to fix what's wrong with the relationship.” It doesn’t work.

One of Julie’s main complaints that she trumpets in the blog is that when Leo gets a potential book deal from a big publisher, he rejects their edits, and the deal dies – something else Julie trumpets in the blog.  “Leo writes with a single goal, a single purpose,” Kwanten noted.  “He did things his way because if it wasn't his work, he’d disown it.

To survive, he is a dishwasher in Mount Yalo, an upscale resort town. “He takes dishwashing seriously. He’s a zen dishwasher - when he washes dishes, he’s fully in the moment. People come from other restaurants to watch him wash dishes because he turns it into a performance like Tom Cruise did in Cocktail. He has no embarrassment of any kind,” observed Lantos.

Kristen Hager is originally from Red Lake, Ontario, Canada and has made quite a name for herself in American and Canadian film and television. Hager first garnered attention with a starring role on the popular Lifetime summer miniseries “Beach Girls” opposite Rob Lowe and Julia Ormond. Following the success of “Beach Girls,” Hager landed recurring roles on the CBS series “CSI: Miami” and the CW series “Runaway” before landing supporting roles in the Universal Studios feature Wanted opposite Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, and then in Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic “I’m Not There” alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere. Hager’s starring role as the title character in the Charles Manson themed thriller “Leslie, My Name is Evil” received rave reviews after premiering at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.  She also starred in the Strause Brothers’ Fox feature film “Alien VS. Predator:Requiem.” Additionally, Hager starred in the MTV produced Web Series “Valemont” with Nikki Blonsky and Eric Balfour and is currently a series regular on SyFy’s “Being Human.”

The perfect date movie “The Right Kind of Wrong” will open in Philippine cinemas on February 6, simultaneous with its U.S. opening – from Axinite Digicinema, Inc.

Jomar Mendoza to Face TV5’s Who Wants to Be A Millionaire P2-Million Question?

Jomar Mendoza to Face TV5’s Who Wants to Be A Millionaire P2-Million Question?

Following the very exciting, emotional and tension-filled episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire last week, which saw 37-year old former assistant professor Jomar Mendoza use up all his lifelines to reach and successfully answer the P1 million question, we will finally get to witness the much-awaited part of the game show - the P2 million question!

Will Jomar be able to answer the final question correctly to be the show’s first P2 million peso grand winner of 2014? Will the courage he held last week be in full display again as he attempts to be just the fourth ever in the show’s 11 seasons to bring home the grand prize? Or will he be tempted to settle with the current P1 million he has and get the check from Bossing Vic Sotto?

Also, viewers will be in for a double treat as the episode will feature star of TV5’s upcoming primetime teleserye, Obsession – actress and host Bianca King! For the first time ever, she will be placed in the hot seat to play for the P2 million grand prize for her favorite charity.

Tune in to TV5 on Sunday, January 19, after the PBA games, to find out what happens in this exciting Who Wants to be a Millionaire episode.

Win House of Marley Headphones on ETC American Idol 13 Twitter Promo

Win House of Marley Headphones on ETC American Idol 13 Twitter Promo

Are you excited for the premiere of American Idol Season 13? I bet you are! But this season made even more thrilling to Pinoy AI-fanatics by ETC Channel 'coz they're giving away a brand new House of Marley Headphones. 

Here's how:

1. Follow @showbiznest and @etc_channel on Twitter and Instagram

2. Retweet Showbiznest' tweet "American Idol Season 13 two-night premiere episode airs on @etc_channel on Jan 16 and 17, 6-7pm #aionetc #showbiznest @showbiznest" on January 16 from 6pm to 7 pm.

3. You can RT as much as you can. The more RT, the more chances of winning in the raffle promo.

Winner will be announced on January 17, 8pm.

Watch American Idol XIII on ETC online, log onto to watch ETC’s free live streaming on a computer. American Idol XIII premieres January 16, Thursday LIVE via satellite at 6PM with a primetime telecast at 8PM and January 17, Friday LIVE via satellite at 6PM with a primetime telecast at 9PM on ETC Also check out ETC online at:

ETC is seen on UHF channel 21, Sky Cable and Destiny Digital Ch. 16, Global Destiny Ch. 28, Cignal Ch. 9, Cable Link Ch. 34 and various cable operators nationwide.

Kim Chiu on Losing "Dyesebel" to Anne Curtis: "Ayoko malait ng bashers.

Kim Chiu on Losing "Dyesebel" to Anne Curtis: "Ayoko malait ng bashers.

Kim Chiu denied reports that she was disappointed after losing the Dyesebel role for an upcoming ABS-CBN TV remake.

"Ay bakit naman may ganoon? Hindi ko naman kaya 'yung consequence," Kim said in an interview on "Kris TV" on Wednesday.

While the "Bride For Rent" star admitted that it was her childhood dream to be a mermaid, she admitted that she doesn't fit the role. "Hindi naman bagay sa akin. Puro bashing lang ang aabutin ko niyan, 'wag na," she said.

On Thursday last week, ABS-CBN announced that "It's Showtime" host Anne Curtis will be playing the iconic Pinay mermaid character created by Mars Ravelo.

Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga VIP Guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga VIP Guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Kapamilya sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga took to Instagram their excitement after meeting American TV host Ellen DeGeneres inside the Warner Bros. Studios in California during the holidays.

In the photos shared last Friday by Toni and Alex, the celebrity sisters are seen inside the Warner Bros. Studios in California, where the live talk-variety show is held.

The two also posted pictures of them with their VIP passes.

According to Alex, their VIP passes were acquired for them by Toni’s boyfriend, director Paul Soriano.

DeGeneres even gave them a book titled “Find It In Everything,” as per Alex’s post.

The Gonzaga sisters were in the United States during the holidays, which they spent with their families. -

Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano Love Reunited

Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano Love Reunited

Angel Locsin and ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano made headlines on Wednesday after news about their reconciliation surfaced more than four years after they broke up.

The "Legal Wife" actress, during the press conference for ABS-CBN upcoming primetime series, said the "Minute It To Win It" host visited her in their home during the holiday and in her ABS-CBN dressing room on the same day of the presscon.

"Pumunta sya sa bahay nung New Year pero di kame nakapag-usap. Bumalik sya the following daya t dun bumalik yung lahat. Kanina po, dumalaw siya after no'n [presscon], sa dressing room habang naghihintay," the 28-year-old actress said.

Angel also admitted she still has feelings for Luis Manzano, even as she tried to avoid him for two years. The actress said she is also hoping to rekindle her relationship with the host/actor.

However, Angel clarified that she and Luis are still trying to fix their differences. She said that while she hopes for a reconciliation, being a couple again is not necessarily in the near future.

"Inaayos parin naman namin. Hindi naman ibig sabihin na magiging kami na agad, kasi meron pa kaming issues na hindi naso-solve talaga before. But right now, okay kami." she clarified.

Luis expressed the same sentiments saying, "We're slowly talking again, so sana pupunta doon sa patching things up, and maybe rekindling."

The actress also noted that her situation, of still being in love with a former partner, is not a unique case. She surmised her confession only generated buzz because the persons involved are celebrities.

"Gusto ko lang ho magpasalamat sa lahat ng nakakaintindi. At pasensya na po sa iba. Lahat naman ho tayo, aminin naman po natin, napagdaanan natin 'to. Huwag na ho tayo manloko. Di ba, napagdaanan ho natin 'to. Mahirap ho talaga 'yung mga ganitong sitwasyon,

"Nagulat din naman ho ako sa sarili ko, at hindi ko po sinasadya 'yon. Siguro ayoko lang po magpaka-ipokrita. Kagaya ng sinabi ko, 'Hindi mo naman maitatago 'yung nararamdaman mo eh.' Kung ito talaga 'yung nararamdaman mo, eh mahal mo eh." she said.

Andi Eigenmann Love Advice: "Taking chances and doing your best for your love."

Andi Eigenmann Love Advice: "Taking chances and doing your best for your love."

Andi Eigenmann said that she is willing to fight for the man she loves, just like her character in the top-rating ABS-CBN series “Galema.”

Loving means taking chances and doing your best for the one you love,” said Andi. “I think the man I love deserves nothing but the best. I’m willing to fight for our love against all odds.

While Andi’s personal life seems to be filled with joy, her role in “Galema: Anak ni Zuma” continues to long for her love Morgan (Matteo Guidicelli) and bear the sufferings caused by her beastly father, Zuma (Derick Hubalde).

How will Galema reveal to her loved ones that she is alive? Will her return solve all problems or will it make her family’s life more miserable?

Don’t miss the 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 and

"How To Train Your Dragon 2" Trailer Lands Online

"How To Train Your Dragon 2" Trailer Lands Online

At the tail of the success of the first movie, Toothless and Hiccup are back for bigger adventures, laughs and battles as additional voice cast were revealed in this year’s Comic-Con event.  From the phenomenal series “Game of Thrones,” Kit Harrington voices an amusing dragon-trapper named Eret whom he describes as very cocky and brazen; Cate Blanchett who’s known for her role in “The Lord of the Rings” franchise also joins the cast as Valka, a savior of dragons while Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) is cast as the voice of Drago Bludvist who chases dragons for personal vendetta.

Directed by Dean Deblois, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” soars five years after best friends Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk.  

Landing June 11, 2014 in theaters nationwide, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is a DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox presentation to be distributed by Warner Bros. (Phils.).

MRCB Highly Recommends Coming Out Movie “Geography Club”

MRCB Highly Recommends Coming Out Movie “Geography Club”  

“Geography Club” comes in at a most opportune time when the world now has learned to embrace that being different is no taboo after all.  Based on Brent Hartinger’s acclaimed, best-selling young adult novel, “Geography Club” is a fast, fresh coming-of-age movie that tells a real and powerful story unfolding in every high school around the country – a story of kids hiding their true identities in plain sight, even as they feverishly pursue their hearts’ desires.  

The MTRCB, local (Phils.’) censors board gave it a PG rating (viewers below 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult) and highly commends the movie as “Sweet and sensitive coming out, coming of age movie based on the first novel of the young adult series/play of the same name.  Nuanced direction and performances make this a must-see and highly recommended.”

 The movie introduces us to a group of high school students who could go from popular to respectable or respectable to popular but couldn’t go anywhere from outcast.  This is what Goodkind High’s Geography Club is for.  This secret society – with a name so nerdy it keeps the curious away – is actually a covert classroom refuge where a group of outcasts are about to navigate the clique-mined social terrain of the American high-school . . . and the not-so-straight-forward map to fitting in, coming out, first loves and last hopes for making it through a teen world that is trickier to maneuver than ever.

Russell Middlebrook (played by Cameron Deane Stewart) has since been looking for something but couldn’t just quite figure it out.  Russell is the everyman. With his boyish good looks, and affable personality, Russell has an easy time staying under the radar while he struggles to find his sexual identity, and the chucky Gunnar (Andrew Caldwell), his best friend faces the historic teenage challenge of finding a girlfriend and losing his V card.

When Russell gets involved with another closeted student, his life begins to take a new direction.  This hormonally charged search to find himself is the driving force behind a supposedly official after-school club unlike any other.  The sign on the door might say Geography Club, but its members are actually exploring the perilous, and sometimes hilarious, landscape where sexual identity, sexual attraction, peer pressure, parent problems and the awkwardness of Health Class all converge in a head-spinning maze.

 They start out trying to protect their one big secret among themselves.  Russell is dating Trish (Meaghan Martin), a sweet but sexually motivated young lady – even as he is falling for the football jock Kevin (Justin Deeley), who won’t ever reveal the truth to his macho teammates Nolan (Grant Harvey) and Jared (Dexter Darden).  Min (Ally Maki) and Terese (Nikki Blonsky) tell everyone they’re really just best friends.  And then there’s Ike (Alex Newell) who is trying on every identity in the book. They know they are different, but at least they’re not in daily danger like the bullied geek Brian Bund (Teo Olivares). Yet, when Russell’s sexual orientation is suddenly exposed to the whole school by the ultra-popular Kimberly (Allie Gonino), the members of the Geography Club begin to panic.  Together Russell and the members of the Geography Club must make the toughest decision of their lives . . . help Russell cover up his recent scandal or stand together as one and open up the Geography Club to any student who is proud to be different?

 Entertainment Tonight hails “Geography Club” saying that - “Every year sees the release of one film so culturally important it should be required viewing. This year, that film is Geography Club.”

 “Geography Club” opens on February 5 in cinemas from CrystalSky Multimedia.  Follow and like the movie’s Facebook page to view the trailers.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Alden Richards Reveals Marian Rivera is His First Love Scene

Alden Richards Reveals Marian Rivera is His First Love Scene

Alden Richards, during his birthday celebration cum charity event at the Holy Trinity Home for Children on Tuesday night, expressed how excited he is to finally work with Marian Rivera in GMA-7's upcoming soap opera “Carmela.”

Truly a dream come true, Alden also revealed that what made the project more intense is that he is set to shoot his first love scene on TV, with no less than the 29-year-old Kapuso primetime Queen.

Premiering January 27, “Carmela” described by GMA-7 as “a beautiful story of love that can never be.”  is directed by Dominic Zapata and written by Suzette Doctolero, the duo behind GMA-7’s 2013 surprise hit “My Husband’s Lover.”

Ariella Arida "Favorited" Tweet on Bea Rose Santiago Alleged Plastic Surgery Photos

Ariella Arida "Favorited" Tweet on Bea Rose Santiago Alleged Plastic Surgery Photos

These photos show Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago's "Before" and "After" Photos...

...which Miss Universe 3rd Runner-up "Favorited" on Twitter.

John Lloyd Cruz Finally Talks About Anne Curtis Slapping Incident

John Lloyd Cruz Finally Talks About Anne Curtis Slapping Incident

John Lloyd Cruz, for the first time, talked about the controversy involving actress Anne Curtis, who was accused of slapping her in the face and talking trash on him at Privé Luxury in The Fort on November 23.

"Let it rest, hayaan na natin." said the "Home Sweetie Home" actor with

Anne, who admitted some of the allegations, emphasized in her apology on Twitter that the parties involved had already settled their differences before the report came out.

In response to the question, Cruz initially said on Tuesday, "Ano ba ang pinag-uusapan natin? Kung iyong ano parin... Diyos ko, wala na, ayoko na talagang ano... Kasi hahaba, hahaba nang sobra dahil may kanya-kanyang versions eh. Hindi naman pwedeng... 'Diba?" he continued, expressing intention to let the incident laid to rest.

Megan Young and Daniel Matsunaga Bathtub Photo

Megan Young and Daniel Matsunaga Bathtub Photo

Disclaimer: Not another photo scandal involving famous showbiz personalities. 

This bathtub photo of Daniel Matsunaga and Miss World 2013 Megan Young was taken on the set of TV5's primetime soap "Misibis Bay" with Kapatid drama princess Ritz Azul.

Xian Lim and Kim Chiu Relationship Status: UBE

Xian Lim and Kim Chiu Relationship Status: UBE

Xian Lim, during his live appearance on ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda" on Tuesday to promote his latest romantic comedy movie "Bride for Rent" with Kim Chiu, denied that he and Kim Chiu are "secretly on".

"'Secret on' ha? Marami kasing mga tao sinasabi, 'Ano ba, kayo na ba? Umamin na kayo.' But you know given the time hindi namin ipagdadamot 'yon, we will be open. But this is the not the right time," Xian said.

However, Xian still count on the possibility of getting into a relationship with Kim but said their current state of relationship remains to be in the UBE stage as they are simply enjoying their time together for now.

"UBE kami. As in Ultimate Bonding Experience." he said. 

"Bride for Rent," opens in theaters on Wednesday, January 15 also stars Martin del Rosario, Empoy and Ms. Pilita Corrales.

TV5's Most Provocative Series "For Love or Money"Airs Finale Episode this Thursday

TV5's Most Provocative Series "For Love or Money"Airs Finale Episode this Thursday

What started as an indecent offer of P10 million in exchange for 10 days with someone else’s husband has become a compelling story of infidelity, passion and love that viewers followed every week on TV5. This Thursday, the primetime drama For Love or Money draws to a touching conclusion as the interwoven lives of Edward (Derek Ramsay), Roselle (Ritz Azul), and Kristine (Alice Dixson) face the ultimate test of love.

After she discovered Edward’s continuing affair with Kristine and the latter’s pregnancy, Roselle decides to leave her husband and file an annulment case. Edward, however, is determined to win his wife back and make sure that he will be a father to the child she now bears.

With both Roselle and Kristine giving birth to both his children, Edward is all the more torn to make the decision that will either way entail a heartbreaking loss. Will he choose his wife over Kristine? Or will his love for Kristine be greater than his desire to raise a family with Roselle?

Find out as For Love or Money airs its final episode this Thursday, 8:00 p.m. on TV5.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kris Aquino Says Sex as Secret for Success, Coco Martin and Julia Montes Spotted in Malaysia

Kris Aquino Says Sex as Secret for Success, Coco Martin and Julia Montes Spotted in Malaysia

Adolf Alix Jr.'s latest movie "Padre de Pamilya," not just marks the first movie team-up of Coco Martin and Nora Aunor, but also reunites the Kapamilya actor with “A Moment In Time” co-star Julia Montes. The two are now in Malaysia to shoot the movie.

The indie movie also feature Joel Torre, Rosanna Roces, Baron Geisler, Joem Bascon and Anita Linda in the cast.


Kris Aquino credits her decision to stay celibate as part of why she is blessed and successful.

"I know my priorities. Kaya na bi-blessed [ako] because I don't have sex. Kasi celibate ako, sorry I have to say, let's be honest." Kris told Boy Abunda on  "KrisTV" on Tuesday.


Ogie Alcasid vs. Regine Velasquez on Valentine's Day.

The Kapatid singer/actor's February 14 concert titled "Samahang Walang Ka-Valentine" at the Music Museum will pitted against Regine and Martin Nieverra's SM Mall of Asia Arena concert called "Voice of Love".


JC de Vera ranks Kapuso primetime queen Marian Rivera as the sexiest Pinay celebrities followed by Ellen Adarna and Anne Curtis.

When asked what she thought of "The Legal Wife" co-star Angel Locsin, the Metro Body 2014 hunk actor replied "Top 3 lang di ba? So wala sya."

Continue reading HERE.


Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad Forced to Part Ways

Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad Forced to Part Ways

The friendship of Kapamilya tween love team Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad will be put to test this Saturday (January 18) in the continuation of their “Wansapanataym” special titled ‘Enchanted House.’ 

Despite their closeness, Philip (Nash) is forced to avoid Alice (Alexa) because of his mother’s (Ara Mina) strict orders. Will Philip and Alice be able to fight for their friendship, or will they continue to suffer the consequences of their parents’ bitter past? 

Also featured in ‘Enchanted House’ are Dominic Ochoa, Nikki Valdez, Candy Pangilinan, Jaime Fabregas, Celine Lim, Brace Arquiza, Marikit Morales, and Aldred Gatchalian. It is written by Reggie Amigo and directed by Erick Salud. 

Don’t miss the continuation of Nash and Alexa’s enchanting fairy tale in the newest month-long special of the 2013 Anak TV Seal Awardee “Wansapanataym” this Saturday, 6:45pm, after “Bet On Your Baby” in ABS-CBN. 

For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

ASAP 19 Live in Dubai on January 24

ASAP 19 Live in Dubai on January 24

The Filipino Channel (TFC) welcomes 2014 with a bang as it brings its longest-running and top-rating musical show, “ASAP Live in Dubai” to the entertainment capital of the Middle East on January 24, Friday at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Dubai Festival City.

TFC, the top-of-mind network of Filipinos outside the homeland, promises to deliver yet another history-making event with no less than the most widely followed musical show in the Philippines that features the biggest names in the entertainment industry.  Following the long history of record-breaking TFC events such as “Rakrakanfest”, “FilExpo” and “Kapamilya Fiesta,” “ASAP Live in Dubai” is set to gather a record crowd in Dubai where the grandest entertainment shows have been staged, including those of Hollywood stars.

“ASAP 2014 in Dubai” is set to be a main highlight of the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), best known as one of the major shopping and entertainment extravaganzas in the world.  The DSF, where the most recognized brands and astronomical prizes are drawn over the 32-day festival period, has been part of the itinerary of denizens and visitors including, Hollywood celebrities.

This exciting event is set to be as stellar with its line-up of more than 40 of the most respected recording artists, the most awarded performers and the most exciting showbiz personalities from the Philippines.

Leading the line-up are Total Performer Gary Valenciano, Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, Dynamic Diva Vina Morales and Concert King Martin Nievera.    Sharing their world-class performances are Charice Pempengco, dubbed “the most talented girl in the world,” by media mogul Oprah Winfrey, “The Voice of the Philippines” ‘Kamp Kawayan’ judge and rock star Bamboo, and Hall of Famer for the World Championship of the Performing Arts Champion Jed Madela,

Providing equally world-class performances are singing champions and awarded recording artists “Star for a Million’s” Erik Santos, “Pilipinas Got Talent’s” Jovit Baldovino and Marcelito Pomoy, and “Star Power’s” Angeline Quinto. Adding more excitement to the already stellar line-up are Kapamilya heartthrobs Piolo Pascual,  Sam Milby, Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, and John Lloyd Cruz and multi-awarded celebrities Toni Gonzaga, Nikki Gil, Luis Manzano and Robi Domingo.  Injecting more thrills are young superstars Kim Chiu, Julia Montes, and Erich Gonzales.  Sharing their unique singing prowess are Rockoustic Princess Yeng Constantino, “X Factor” champion KZ Tandingan and Soul Princess Zia Quizon.  Joining the song numbers are ASAP Sessionistas Aiza Seguerra, Juris Fernandez, Princess Velasco, Richard Poon and Sitti.  Injecting their dance moves are ASAP 2014 segments Supahdance’s Rayver Cruz, John Pratts, Iya Villania, and John Pratts and Mash’s Maja Salvador and Shaina Magdayao.  Teleserye stars Richard Yap, Jericho Rosales, Cristine Reyes, Jessy Mendiola and Angel Locsin complete the starry, starry event.

Tickets are available at AED 365 for Platinum, AED 245 for Gold, AED 165 for Grandstand and AED 85 for General Admission.  A percentage of ticket purchases made until December 31, 2013 went to the Sagip Kapamilya fund for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Loved ones of TFC subscribers in the Philippines also get the chance to partake in the fun and be reunited with their OFW relative or friend in the Middle East. This is through the special offer, “ASAP Sama-Saya in Dubai.” The winner-subscriber in the Middle East and his chosen loved one or friend will get round-trip tickets to Dubai, front row seats for two plus four days and three nights’ hotel stay and tour in the country.

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