Saturday, March 22, 2014

5th Golden Screen TV Awards 2014 Winners: Angeline Quinto, Anne Curtis, Ruru Madrid and Sef Cadayona

5th Golden Screen TV Awards 2014 Winners: Angeline Quinto, Anne Curtis, Ruru Madrid and Sef Cadayona

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GMA Network’s phenomenal hit primetime series My Husband’s Lover swept the Drama category at the 5th Golden Screen TV Awards held Friday night, March 21, at Teatrino Greenhills in San Juan City.

The Golden Screen Awards is handed out by the Entertainment Press Society (EnPress) headed by its president, Jun Nardo.

My Husband’s Lover won a total of five awards, including Outstanding Original Drama Program.

Four of its stars took home acting trophies: Dennis Trillo (Outstanding Actor in A Drama Program), Carla Abellana (Outstanding Actress in A Drama Program), Kevin Santos (Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Program), and Glydel Mercado (Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama Program).

Glydel shared the honor with Angel Aquino who won for ABS-CBN’s Apoy Sa Dagat.

GMA’s Temptation of Wife, the Pinoy version of the hit Koreanovela, was named Outstanding Adapted Drama Program.

On the other hand, the longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) won Outstanding Single Drama/Telemovie Program.

In the Comedy category, Michael V and Pokwang won the top acting honors for Pepito Manaloto and the defunct Toda Max, respectively.

Pepito Manaloto was named Outstanding Comedy Program and Bubble Gang picked up the trophy for Outstanding Gag Show.

ABS-CBN’s ASAP won Outstanding Musical Program, while GMA’s Eat Bulaga! was chosen Outstanding Variety Program.

GMA-7 took home the top prize for Outstanding TV Network.

Out of more than 50 awards handed out last night, 28 went to GMA and its news channel, GMA News TV; 23 were given to ABS-CBN; and two were won by TV5.

The awards ceremony was hosted by John Lapus, Atom Araullo, Mr. Fu, and Bela Padilla.


5th Golden Screen TV Awards - Winners List:

Outstanding TV Network - GMA-7

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Program - Dennis Trillo (My Husband's Lover, GMA)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Program - Carla Abellana (My Husband's Lover, GMA)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Gag or Comedy Program - Michael V (Pepito Manaloto, GMA)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program - Pokwang (Toda Max, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program - Joem Bascon (MMK: Pulang Laso, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program - Iza Calzado (MMK: Ilog, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Program - Kevin Santos (My Husband's Lover, GMA)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama Program - Angel Aquino (Apoy Sa Dagat, ABS-CBN) and Gyldel Mercado (My Husband's Lover, GMA)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Gag or Comedy Show - Sef Cadayona (Bubble Gang, GMA)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Gag or Comedy Show - Nova Villa (Pepito Manaloto, GMA)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by An Actor - Ruru Madrid (Dormitoryo, GMA)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by An Actress - Angeline Quinto (Kahit Konting Pagtingin, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Single Drama/Telemovie Program - Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Adapted Drama Program - Temptation of Wife (GMA)

Outstanding Original Drama Program - My Husband's Lover (GMA)

Outstanding Male Host in A Musical/Variety Program - Allan K (Eat Bulaga!, GMA)

Outstanding Female Host in A Musical/Variety Program - Anne Curtis (It's Showtime, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Musical Program - ASAP (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Variety Program - Eat Bulaga! (GMA)

Outstanding Gag Program - Bubble Gang (GMA)

Outstanding Comedy Program - Pepito Manaloto (GMA)

Outstanding News Magazine Program - Patrol Ng Pilipino (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding News Magazine Program Hosts - Atom Araullo, Jeff Canoy (Patrol Ng Pilipino, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Crime/Investigative Program - SOCO (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Crime/Investigative Program Host - Anthony Taberna (Pinoy True Story, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Natural History Wildlife Program - Born To Be Wild (GMA)

Outstanding Natural History Wildlife Program Host - Ferdinand Recio (Born To Be Wild, GMA)

Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program - Amazing Race Philippines (TV5)

Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Host - Luis Manzano (Pilipinas Got Talent, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Showbiz Talk Program - The Buzz (ABS- CBN)

Outstanding Showbiz Talk Program Male Host - Boy Abunda (The Buzz, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Showbiz Talk Program Female Host - Cristy Fermin (Ang Latest Updated, TV5)

Outstanding News Program - State of the Nation: Hagupit Ng Bagyong Pablo (GMA News TV)

Outstanding Male News Presenter - Julius Babao (Bandila, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Female News Presenter - Ces Drilon (Bandila, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Documentary Program - Reel Time (GMA News TV)

Outstanding Documentary Program Host - Kara David (I Witness, GMA)

Outstanding Public Service Program - Wish Ko Lang (GMA)

Outstanding Public Service Program Host - Vicky Morales (Wish Ko Lang, GMA)

Outstanding Public Affairs Program - Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Public Affairs Program Host - Ted Failon (Failon Ngayon, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Magazine Program - Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA)

Outstanding Magazine Program Host - Jessica Soho (Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho, GMA)

Outstanding Celebrity Talk Program - Bottomline (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Celebrity Talk Program Host - Boy Abunda (Bottomline, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Game/Talent Program - Celebrity Bluff (GMA)

Outstanding Game/Talent Program Host - Eugene Domingo (Celebrity Bluff, GMA)

Outstanding Lifestyle Program - Kris TV (ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Lifestyle Program Host - Kris Aquino (Kris TV, ABS-CBN)

Outstanding Education Program - Tropang Potchi (GMA)

Outstanding Education Program Hosts - Tropang Potchi Kids (Tropang Potchi, GMA)

Who Will Make It to "Celebrity Dance Battle" Grand Finals: Priscilla, Kevin, Valerie or Gary

Who Will Make It to "Celebrity Dance Battle" Grand Finals: Priscilla, Kevin, Valerie or Gary


Starting tonight, March 22, TV5 launches its newest reality dance competition starring well-known personalities from various fields - entertainment, modelling, beauty pageant, sports, etc.

For its pilot episode, "Celebrity Dance Battle" features baller Gary David, transsexual beauty titlist Kevin Balot, former beauty queen Priscilla Mereilles and actress Valerie Concepcion. 

Get to know more of them below:




PBA fans will be surprised and amazed to see their favorite hard court “El Granada” Gary David doing his fancy footwork on the dance floor. Will his dance moves make him the “El Granada” of the dance arena as well?




Actress-host Valerie Concepcion, on the other hand, is ready to heat up the dance floor with her trademark sultry moves.




Another beautiful woman, Priscilla Meirelles, a former Miss Earth titleholder and stunning model is set to prove that her body is back in form and ready to showcase her dance prowess once again.





Hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez with Anthony and David Semerad, “Celebrity Dance Battle” premieres tonight, 7:45pm on TV5.


Why Samsung Galaxy S5 is Made Better with a Smart Postpaid Line

Why Samsung Galaxy S5 is Made Better with a Smart Postpaid Line


Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the leader in mobile, has unveiled its lineup of exciting postpaid offers for the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 as it gears up for the smartphone’s simultaneous Philippine launch on April 11.

Users interested in acquiring Samsung’s latest flagship device can get one for free at Smart Postpaid’s UnliSurf Plan 2000, which already comes with unlimited mobile LTE surfing, 150 minutes of calls and 200 of texts to all networks under a 30-month contract.

The Galaxy S5 will also be available for only P1,799 a month under UnliSurf Plan 999, with P800 monthly handset cash-out for 24 months. This plan comes with unlimited surfing for one month plus calls and texts.

“We’ve already said that Smart’s reliable LTE network is the perfect match for the Samsung Galaxy S5, but we’re throwing in additional exclusive perks so our subscribers can best enjoy this new flagship device with the leader in mobile,” said Kathryn Carag, Postpaid Marketing Head at Smart.

“We’ve found that users prefer to enjoy their Samsung smartphones with Smart’s robust LTE network, as reflected by the sales volumes of previous devices such as the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the demand for which almost tripled last year compared with their respective predecessors,” Carag explained.

Interested users should register their interest now and watch out for more exciting deals and prizes coming their way in the weeks leading up to the local launch of the Galaxy S5, she added.

To be among the first to own the Samsung Galaxy S5, simply log on to www.smart.com.ph/s5 to register your interest in purchasing the latest top-notch smartphone from Samsung. Once registered, users will receive constant updates on promos, offers, and details about the local launch of the Galaxy S5 on April 11.



Exclusive Perks

As an added perk, subscribers who pre-registered and eventually subscribed to a Galaxy S5 plan will get exclusive premium deals from Smart, including free one month unlimited music streaming plus access to millions of tracks via a SPINNR VIP subscription and a chance to win one of ten Samsung Galaxy Gear devices to be raffled off on launch day.

Additionally, the first 200 individuals who subscribed to a Samsung Galaxy S5 plan on the first day of availability will be entitled to Smart Gadget Shield, a one-year free handset insurance which covers repair and replacement of the device in case of accidental damage or loss due to theft or robbery.


Limited Offer

But for those who want to move up to a more exclusive lifestyle, Smart Infinity also offers a host of Samsung Galaxy S5 plan for interested subscribers, starting with the Aspire Plan 3500 which offers the Galaxy S5 for free.

Those who want to get more with their device can choose to subscribe to the Prestige Plan 5000, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch, and a choice of free P5,000 gift certificate or one month free monthly service fee.

The Premium Plan 8000 is also available for those who want the complete package, as it comes with the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch, and a choice between a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV or P15,000 worth of gift certificates.

Being a member of Smart Infinity includes having personalized service and perks such as a personal Infinity Management Officer, access to the 24/7 international concierge service, a vanity number, a backup SIM, a dedicated hotline (*800), and VIP assistance at select stores.

Subscribers will also enjoy a variety of premium benefits such as access to premier events, lifestyle offers, and exclusive rewards all year round through their Smart Infinity subscription. These limited-time Samsung Galaxy S5 offers come with the standard 24-month contract, and will only be available until May 11, 2014. To know more on how to avail of these exciting Infinity offers, simply visit http://smart.com.ph/infinity.




Widest LTE Network

Unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in February, Samsung’s latest flagship mobile device features a 5.1-inch 1080p AMOLED display, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip and a 16-megapixel rear camera.

Samsung has also updated the look and feel of the Galaxy S5’s chassis and software as it sports a dimpled rear cover and a refreshed look for its trademark TouchWiz user interface. It is available in Electric Blue, Charcoal Black, Shimmer White, and Copper Gold color variants.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 also allows ultrafast mobile Internet surfing via LTE connectivity. With Smart’s widest LTE network around the country, the first Philippine users of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be able to enjoy blazing-fast Internet connections on their high-end device.

Smart currently has more than 10,000 4G-capable sites (HSPA+, LTE/LTE-A) nationwide backed by 78,000 kilometers of fiber backhaul, which makes the telco best-equipped to meet the data demands of its most demanding subscribers wherever they are in the country.


Karylle and Yael Yuzon Wedding Photos Compiled

Karylle and Yael Yuzon Wedding Photos Compiled


After more than three years as a couple, Karylle and Yael Yuzon finally exchange vows on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the San Antonio De Padua Church in Silang, Cavite.

Check out Karylle and Yael Yuzon wedding photos













Photos: Instagram Accounts of Iza Calzado, Divine Lee, Jugs Jugueta, Eric Tai, Kris Aquino, Paolo Valenciano, Robin Nievera, 214ViceRylle, ViceRylle_Aus, Alvin Gagui, Gino Quillamor, Rajo Laurel, Anne Curtis 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bianca Gonzalez and JC Intal Surprised Wedding Proposal Photo and Video

Bianca Gonzalez and JC Intal Surprised Wedding Proposal Photo and Video


Kapamilya TV host Bianca Gonzalez is now engaged to her basketball boyfriend JC Intal.

The cager surprised Bianca with a simple but sweet marriage proposal on Thursday morning, March 20, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport just minutes before they board the plane for a scheduled vacation.

Watch the video below:





Bianca was surprised as airline officials welcomed her at the check-in counter with red roses and a banner that read: "Bianca, please say yes."

JC then knelt on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, who was moved to tears.

The two have been dating since 2011.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

“Amazing Spiderman 2” Final Movie Trailer

“Amazing Spiderman 2” Final Movie Trailer


The final international trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has just been launched  by Columbia Pictures which can now be viewed below:



Synopsis: We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself:  the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man.  But in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).  For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).  But being Spider-Man comes at a price:  only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city.  With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he.  And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common:  Oscorp. 

The film, directed by Marc Webb from a screen story and screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Be the first to see the defining moment in Peter Parker’s journey! Opening across the Philippines on April 30, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

"Peanuts" Movie Trailer

"Peanuts" Movie Trailer


For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz's timeless "Peanuts" comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they've never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.

Watch its first trailer below:



The comic strip, Peanuts, read everyday by 355 million people since its debut, will mark its 65th anniversary upon the release of the movie in November 2015.

In previously released related news, Steve Martino will direct the “Peanuts” feature; previously, he brought to the big screen (with Jimmy Hayward) Fox/Blue Sky’s “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”  Martino also directed (with Michael Thurmeier) Fox’s recent box-office smash “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”  The screenplay is by Craig Schulz and the writing team of Bryan Schulz & Cornelius Uliano.  Craig Schulz and Bryan Schulz, respectively Mr. Schulz’s son and grandson, along with Uliano are producing.

Also playing a key role in the deal was Neil Cole, chief executive officer and president of Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON), which, in a joint venture with Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, formed Peanuts Worldwide in 2010, the home to the global “Peanuts” property.

Twentieth Century Fox Animation director of development Ralph Millero worked closely with Morrison and with the Schulz estate in securing the rights to the property.

This is a momentous step for the Peanuts brand.  The beloved characters, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole gang resonate with multiple generations all over the world,” commented Neil Cole, CEO, Iconix Brand Group. “This film will give us a new medium in which to engage consumers globally and showcase the power of the Peanuts brand, ” added Cole.

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Celebrity Battles Against Celebrity Starting this Saturday on TV5's "Celebrity Dance Battle"

Celebrity Battles Against Celebrity Starting this Saturday on TV5's "Celebrity Dance Battle"



TV5 premieres this Saturday its newest dance competition that will have viewers rooting for their favorite celebrity contestants. Hosted by the Philippine’s Dance Goddess, Lucy Torres-Gomez, with NCAA heartthrobs Anthony and David Semerad (also known as the Semerad twins), Celebrity Dance Battle features four interesting personalities for its launch month.

PBA fans will definitely be amazed to see “El Granada” Gary David doing his signature footwork from the hard court to the dance floor. Actress-host Valerie Concepcion will surely be heating up weekend viewing of Kapatid followers as she does her famous sultry moves.  Priscilla Meirelles will show the audience that she is once again back in shape as she proves that she hasn’t lost her dancing prowess. Transgender beauty and Miss International Queen 2012 titleholder Kevin Balot is also set to awe Kapatid viewers as she trots her way to the dance floor. 



Joining the show are its four distinguished judges: Dance Guru Douglas Nierras, Dancing Queen Edna Ledesma, Dance Diva G. Toengi and America’s Next Top Model Runner-up Allison Harvard. 

 Celebrity Dance Battle airs on TV5 every Saturday, 7:45pm, starting on March 22.

Matteo Guidicelli Exposes His Big, Bold, Exciting Mentos Triple Treat

Matteo Guidicelli Exposes His Big, Bold, Exciting Mentos Triple Treat


What lengths would you go to for what you desire most? Would you be willing to show all the different things that make up who you are? When was the last time you surprised even yourself?

It's questions like these that award-winning actor, accomplished athlete and all-around heartthrob Matteo Guidicelli answers in a bold three-part mini movie that is sure to leave everyone wanting more.

The Filipino-Italian has never been one to shy away from stuff that may make your run-of-the-mill young star take a step back. With Matteo, it's all about pushing the limits in the pursuit of his passions, whether he's diving deep into an acting role or zooming towards breaking records on a racing circuit.

This year, the buzzworthy dreamboat gives us a chance to see sides of him we may be aware of, but have never witnessed firsthand. Genuine hyphenates are hard to come by these days, and Matteo will erase any doubt that he's a man of action...in every sense of the word.



That's why he signed up to be the star of the Mentos Strawberry Mix Thrillogy: a uniquely entertaining online experience that shows Matteo's multi-faceted persona. After all, a different kind of candy needs a different kind of leading man.

With the new Mentos Strawberry Mix, three surprising flavors are perfectly packed in one roll, giving you more than your usual candy. Feel the exciting tangy burst of Sour Strawberry, relish the rich sweetness of Vanilla Strawberry, or indulge in the reliable simplicity of Classic Strawberry.

The Mentos Strawberry Mix Thrillogy lets Matteo take us on three fun-tastic rides that showcase all that he has to offer as he tries to win the heart of the girl of his dreams... with two very special strawberry-headed accomplices in tow. After all, even the man who can seemingly do it all needs a little help at times, making the Mentos Strawberry Hitmen the ideal quirky allies on Matteo's out-of-the In The Thrill of the Chase, Matteo's active, energetic side will make pulses race as he embodies his adrenaline driven “Action Star” persona. As you watch him run, swim, and practically do everything he can to earn honorary stuntman stripes, you're sure to get a refreshing kick like you would from a Sour Strawberry dragee inside Mentos Strawberry Mix.

Matteo also indulges in his romantic Italian roots in The Thrill of Declaring Your Love as he spouts poetry that would make even Michelangelo blush. Well, maybe not but it's worth it to see him try! You'll definitely find Matteo “The Italian Lover” just as irresistible as the full flavor of Sweet Vanilla (especially with his adorable Italian accent).

Some ladies prefer their suitors to be a little more straightforward though, and Matteo doesn't disappoint in The Thrill of Being Real. There's no denying the “Boy Next Door” charisma he exudes even without all the frills and his down-to-earth appeal will win you over like the uncomplicated delightfulness of Classic Strawberry flavor.

It will be plain to see that there's more of Matteo to love in the Mentos Strawberry Mix Thrillogy (Guys, be prepared to take notes if you want to make a girl swoon). So whatever you may be looking for, you're sure to crave exciting experiences of your own once Matteo's shown you how much fun it can Because, really, why settle for the ordinary when you can triple the thrill? And Mentos has, through the years, taught us to get a kick out of the simplest things, and make every day a chance to live out loud It's a kind of magic that's found in every Perfetti Van Melle product—the European company that prides itself in pushing the envelope of candy excellence around the world. Other famous brands like Fruittella, Smint, Alpenliebe and Chupa Chups are stamped with the same flavor of fun that Perfetti Van Melle has made its calling card.

Eugen Soriano Senior Brand Mgr, Matteo Guidicelli,Michiel Havermans, General Manager of the Philippines and Export Far East of Perfetti Van Melle and Benjamin Verhulsel, Marketing Head for Fareast Export and Philippine Markets 

Catch Matteo the Action Star, Matteo the Italian Lover and Matteo the Boy Next Door on the Mentos
Strawberry Mix Thrillogy on www.facebook.com/MentosPhilippines.

Deniece Cornejo Grandmother Florencia Cornejo to "Face The People" this Friday

Deniece Cornejo Grandmother Florencia Cornejo to "Face The People" this Friday



This Friday, Florencia Cornejo,  grandmother of Deniece Cornejo (who became a central character in a string of controversies involving her, businessman Cedric Lee and actor-comedian Vhong Navarro), sits on Face The People’s ‘silya de konsensya’ to once and for all decide if she should remain mum or start fighting those who oppress her granddaughter and their family.

Cornejo, 63, marched to the TV5 studio without fear and told the people that she’s had enough of all the false accusations and defamations thrown against her family. She lamented all the unfortunate incidents they have encountered from the moment the controversy involving her granddaughter broke loose. For Cornejo, the media has not been fair to them.



She found adversity in entertainment columnists Pete Ampoloquio and Peter Ledesma who told her that as members of the press, it is their right and duty to write about the truth, such as Deniece’s cosmetic surgeries. Meanwhile, Florencia’s cousin Rufino rushed to her defense, saying that some people are quick to lay judgement.  Cornejo’s colleague, Rachelle, also shared how the old lady lost her clients once they found out that she’s related to Deniece.

Women’s rights group Gabriela also shed light on the issue of rape, while two rape survivors shared how they coped with their tragic memories.

Should Cornejo fight for her family’s honor, or should she just let the heavens avenge her? Find out tomorrow (Friday) on Face The People, 4:30 PM on TV5.

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Listed Season 4 Premieres March 25 on Lifestyle Network

Listed Season 4 Premieres March 25 on Lifestyle Network


For three years in a row, “Listed,” has been the Philippines’ premiere lifestyle authority - but starting this March 25, the show will be taking things to whole new levels and daring viewers to take on the high road in and beyond the Metro through a bigger, better, and bolder fourth season.

Returning as hosts of “Listed’s” fourth season are lifestylistas Karen Pamintuan and Walter Demesa who are set to present exciting scenes, steals, and experiences.

Going into their fourth season, Karen and Walter also have a different zest for making things interesting on set. With more spontaneity this season, the two are more than eager to get started.

Walter particularly expressed how what’s coming up is something fun that he looks forward to. “It wakes you up, because you’re laughing so much,” he said. “Especially this season, because there’s no script.”

Karen, who has been with the program since the start, is also still very happy to be working on the new season. “It’s not hard to keep your energy up, because it’s so much fun,” she said.

The duo will be taking on the booming lifestyle scene in Manila and celebrating the finer things in life, going into daring adventures through brand new segments that are sure to offer the audience an in-depth and intriguing look into how to live it up.

The show’s new season will also be bringing back the “Bucket List,” this time more interactive and more exciting. In this segment, Karen and Walter will be completing items on netizens’ and their own bucket lists, jumping into the all sorts of funny situations.

Get a chance to meet the “Listed’s” hosts Karen and Walter at the third and final leg of the Oscars Big Quiz Night happening at Aracama, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig this Friday (March 21). Join in the fun and put your film expertise to the test through three trivia rounds designed for groups of three to five people. To participate, simply register at the venue entrance before the games start at 7:30pm.

All this and more will be coming up as “Listed’s” brand new season takes off. Don’t miss out on the pilot episode of the fourth season this March 25 at 9:00pm on the Lifestyle Network (SkyCable channel 52). For updates, visit and like the Lifestyle Network’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LifestyleNetwork).

Join Bruno Mars Pre-Party Event at Republiq Club Courtesy of Viber

Join Bruno Mars Pre-Party Event at Republiq Club Courtesy of Viber


Get that #BrunoMarsVibe! 

Keep sending your entries to the Bruno Mars Pre-Party giveaway promo and have a chance to win a ticket to the event happening on Friday, March 21, 8pm at Republiq Club in Resorts World Manila.

For more information, visit http://buff.ly/1d6mKZf or dial +63917-903-VIBE (8423).

#JoinTheVibe

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Solaire Gathers Pinoy World-Class Singers on One Stage During #SolaireTurnsOne Anniversary Benefit Concert

Solaire Gathers Pinoy World-Class Singers on One Stage During #SolaireTurnsOne Anniversary Benefit Concert


To celebrate its first anniversary, Solaire Resort and Casino brings in one stage together Philippine and American world-class singing champions during the #SolaireTurnsOne anniversary benefit concert last March 16, 2014.

Star in a Million champs Erik Santos, Christian Bautista and Sheryn Regis, together with Star for a Night runner-up Mark Bautista, The Voice of the Philippines Season 1 Runners-Up Klarisse de Guzman and Morisette Amon with American Idol 11 runners-up Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh performed before an ecstatic crowd at Solaire’s Grand Ballroom. Cristine Reyes also performed with the G-Force Dancers.

Proceeds of the #SolaireTurnsOne anniversary benefit will go to the victims of  typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban.

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News5’s Launches Karunungan University Tour

News5’s Launches Karunungan University Tour


As part of TV5's initiative to strengthen the educational experience of college students in the country, News5 - the Kapatid Network's News and Information Arm - has recently launched the Karunungan University Tour. 

TV5’s initiative of strengthening the educational experience thru media among college students via the Karunungan University Tour continues as News5 partners this time with the country’s largest university in terms of student population, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. 

This Saturday, March 22, the students of PUP will be treated to an afternoon of creative and insightful activities, with a selection of documentary viewing from the KBO - KARUNUNGAN, BALITA, OPINYON - block of News5 such as “History with Lourd”, as well as its weekly Saturday docu features, namely “Kaya” and “Yaman ng Bayan” to name a few.

This will then be followed by an exclusive talk about media as a knowledge influencer, which will be facilitated by none other than award-winning poet, musician, News5 anchor and host, Lourd de Veyra.




The Karunungan University Tour had its successful initial run at the Philippine Christian University last March 10, where over 300 students participated in the event and listened to the exclusive lecture of news anchor and host of “KBO” block’s Numero (airing every Tuesday at 10pm), Cheryl Cosim.

TV5 aims to further this special cause by establishing even more partnerships with other educational institutions, after it rolls out in the tour’s third stop, in April.

When Love Goes from Fireworks to Flat-Lines in “About Last Night” Movie

When Love Goes from Fireworks to Flat-Lines in “About Last Night” Movie 


Released in 1986, the acclaimed romantic comedy “About Last Night” resonated with audiences over its unflinching look at the ins and outs of dating, from the hot meet to the day after to the ever after. Based on the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” the film followed the lives of four singles, originally played by Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins. The film was a playful illustration of how easily true love can get sidelined by misguided ideas, bad advice and social pressures.

Now, Screen Gems updates the original movie’s timeless themes for a modern audience hungry for a fun, relatable romantic comedy that reflects their own experiences, with the 2014 reboot of “About Last Night.” The updated version stars Kevin Hart (“Grudge Match”), Michael Ealy (“Almost Human”), Regina Hall (“The Best Man Holiday”), Joy Bryant (“Parenthood”), Christopher McDonald (“Billy Madison”) and Paula Patton (“2 Guns”).

Producer Will Packer appreciated the new “About Last Night’s” date night appeal, big laughs, and nuanced look into the dynamics of relationships and the gradual (or quick) transition from fireworks to flat-lines.

My first impression was wow, we are going to have some fun with this,” recalls Packer. “There were a lot of places to go because this is a film with a lot of different levels and depth. Beginning with the initial courtship and feeling each other out, the story delves into what are the preconceived notions, the misperceptions, the flaws in communication styles, which all explore well beyond the surface.”

Taking many cues from the original, the new film takes an unflinching look into how the technology of today can influence relationships. “We take a look at dating in the contemporary modern society with all the trappings of technology, economic climate and social mores that exist today,” explains Packer. “It’s really interesting to experience the world of dating through the prism of these four singles who are living, loving, laughing and playing in today’s downtown Los Angeles.

What also appealed to Packer was the script’s balance between hot romance, meaningful drama, and full-on comedy. Each of the four singles was written as a fully fleshed-out character, and together they’re a group who live out loud and don’t shy from their vulnerabilities or mistakes. Life can be exciting, awkward, and downright hilarious at times -- what appealed to Packer was the perfect mix represented in the story.

There are some surprises in the character portrayals in this version that veer differently from the original and I loved the fact that there are sequences that feel like an out and out comedy,” says Packer. “We have moments that feel like these actors are on the loose with finding the comedy of the ridiculous moments, but in addition, there is true heart. There are a lot of touching moments that really allow it to ebb and flow at just the right pace to find a healthy balance between the two.” 

Central to the relationships in “About Last Night” is the sense that they happen against a backdrop of a thriving city, teeming with busy, purposeful lives. That’s why the filmmakers chose the newly revitalized downtown Los Angeles – a nexus of business, modern living, entertainment, sports, and food -- as the movie’s setting. From the neighborhood vibe of Casey’s Irish Pub to the classy nightclub feel of Broadway Bar, and iconic locations such as Dodger Stadium, Disney Hall and the Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles is for once allowed to be itself on screen instead of pretending to be another city.

One of the really, really cool things about this film is the fact that downtown LA is a character,” says Packer. “We wanted to show Los Angeles with its own energy, its own vibe. We wanted people to see what the revitalization of downtown looks like, and show these single thirtysomethings living and working and playing in a downtown metropolitan urban area.”



Opening soon across the Philippines, “About Last Night” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kris Aquino and Daniel Matsunaga Involve in a Sea Accident

Kris Aquino and Daniel Matsunaga Involve in a Sea Accident

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Kris Aquino and son Bimby, together with Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales were caught in the middle of sea accident in Palawan.

During the Kris TV episode aired today, March 19, the pump boat which transported the  show’s staff and crew including Kris, her son Bimby, and guests Daniel and Erich, stalled in the middle of the sea as the machine overheated and malfunctioned. 

The pump boat that was supposed to take them to an island in Coron, Palawan where the Two Seasons Island Resort and Spa is located, stopped working and fumed midway causing Kris and the others to panic.

At first the stars were still joking around but eventually got anxious as things got serious. Kris even said that she almost called her friends who have a chopper to rescue them while Erich resorted to stress eating snacks. Rescuers came and they were towed by a bigger boat to the island.

Erich, aminin mo, it was an experience. At parang, sabi ko bakit ang liit liit nun island, ang layo pa. ‘Di ba kasi pag maliit, malayo pa. Sabi ko, bakit ayaw niyang lumaki? Ang tagal. May ganoong feeling talaga tapos parang magfaflash talaga na eto na, this is it. Tapos nun nakita ko si Dianne, yung isang PSG kasama, namumutla na din…nun namumutla na siya, tawag na siya ng tawag ng phone. Sabi ko, serious na to,” said Kris in an interview with Erich. 

Further, Kris said that their experience has a message. “May message yun, God is everywhere so don’t fear.

When they were finally safe, Kris immediately called her sister, Ballsy to tell her that they are alive and prayed at the local chapel in the resort.

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Magnavision Releases "Frozen" DVD and Blu-Ray

Magnavision Releases "Frozen" DVD and Blu-Ray

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"Frozen," the Academy Award®-winning animated musical hit that took the world by storm is now available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Featuring a blizzard of fun-filled bonus features, including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, “Let It Go” music videos, theatrical short “Get a Horse!” and much more! 

Today, Walt Disney Studios invites families everywhere in the Philippines to bring home the magic of the Academy Award®-winning animated musical hit “Frozen” in Blu-ray, DVD and VCD. Summer is about to get cooler with the home video now available in retail outlets nationwide through Magnavision Inc.

Winner of the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), this wondrous tale of a young girl trying to save a kingdom trapped in eternal winter arrives just in time for spring and features even more adventure, more extras, and more Olaf! 

After casting a $1-billion-dollar spell at the global box office, this heartwarming fantasy adventure enchants viewers like never before on Blu-ray, featuring crystal clear high definition picture and sound, plus a blizzard of fun-filled bonus features, including the behind-the-scenes documentaries “The Making Of Frozen,” and “D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen.” Additional bonus features include 4 Deleted Scenes with introductions by directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the Academy Award® nominated theatrical short “Get A Horse!” “Let It Go” music videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh, “Frozen” Teaser Trailer, and much more! Directed by Chris Buck (“Surf’s Up,” “Tarzan”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-it Ralph”), produced by Peter Del Vecho (“The Princess and the Frog,” “Winnie the Pooh”), and written by Jennifer Lee, “Frozen” is the seventh Disney-released film to reach $1 billion—and the first for Walt Disney Animation Studios. It features original songs by the Academy Award® winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Robert Lopez (Tony® Award winner, “The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”).

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.


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“Frozen” features the heartwarming voice talents of Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Hit & Run,” Showtime’s “House of Lies,” Broadway’s “The Crucible”) as Anna; Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Wicked” and “Rent,” “Enchanted”) as Elsa; Jonathan Groff (2013 Sundance Film Festival’s “C.O.G,” “Taking Woodstock,” Fox’s “Glee,” Broadway’s “Spring Awakening”) as mountain man Kristoff; Josh Gad (“The Internship,” “Love & Other Drugs,” Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as the lovable snowman Olaf; Santino Fontana (Broadway’s “Cinderella,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Billy Elliot”) as Hans; Alan Tudyk (King Candy in “Wreck-It Ralph,” “42”) as the Duke of Weselton; Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”) as Pabbie & Chris Williams (“Bolt”) as Oaken 

Bring home Frozen on Blu-ray High Definition - featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family!


Blu-Ray:
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DVD:
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Blu-Ray 3D:
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For the latest home video releases, like Magnavision’s Official Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/MagnavisionInc and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MagnavisionHome.

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Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales Named Two of the Most-Awarded Actors of this Generation

Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales Named Two of the Most-Awarded Actors of this Generation


 “The Legal Wife” lead stars Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales continue to receive recognitions from various award-giving bodies for their respective achievements in movie and TV - making them two of the most-recognized actors of their generation.

After winning the Best Supporting Actress trophy from Gawad Pasado Awards 2014 last February, Angel was recently named Best Female TV Personality at the 1st UmalohokJuan Awards of the Lyceum of the Philippines in Manila.

On the other hand, Jericho received the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for his internationally acclaimed performance in the movie “Alagwa.”

Meanwhile, primetime TV will now fire up as “The Legal Wife” characters Adrian (Jericho) and Nicole (Maja Salvador) take their ‘friendship’ to the next level.

How far will Adrian and Nicole go with their forbidden affair? How will Monica (Angel) deal with her husband and best friend’s secret relationship?

Don’t miss the top-rating family drama series, “The Legal Wife,” weeknights after “Ikaw Lamang” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Gerald Anderson vs. Sam Milby: Battle of the Hot Pandesal Photos

Gerald Anderson vs. Sam Milby: Battle of the Hot Pandesal Photos

"Dyesebel" actors Gerald Anderson and Sam Milby flaunt their hot, hard pandesal in a photoshoot with renowned photographer Bj Pascual for cover story Editorial of Metro Magazine March 2014 issue.


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Karylle and Yael Yuzon Wedding Entourage Revealed

Karylle and Yael Yuzon Wedding Entourage Revealed


Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Yael and Karylle Yuzon revealed the big-name stars, mostly from showbiz, politics and business, who will form part of their March 21 wedding at a private resort in Tagaytay.

They are:

Principal Sponsors:

Vice Mayor Emilio Berbarabe Jr. and Dr. Vicki Belo
Ariel Vera and Mimie Abriam
Art Acuña and Elsie Amador
Direk Bobot Vidanes and Kris Aquino
Jesmon Chua and Marge Beriña
Kim Atienza and Steffi Chiongbian
Eduardo Tatlonghari and Tonette de Guzman
German Moreno and Alice Eduardo
Jose Mari Chan and Maribi Mapa-Garcia
Bernie Buenaseda and Kathleen Dy-Go
Ramon Chuaying and Twinky Lagdameo
Martin Nievera and Rose Martinez
Ryan Cayabyab and Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan
Allan Ballester and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan
Ben Chan and Lilibeth Romero
Carlo Orosa and Jean Serratore
Ricky Reyes and Lulu Sotto
Robin Padilla and Lorna Tolentino-Fernandez
Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano
Audie Gemora and Blanca Vasquez
Peter Chan and Guia Yonzon

The Best Men

Yan Yuzon
Leon Yonzon
Pao Valenciano

Matrons of Honor

Diana Rivera-O’Keefe
Paula Boon-Sbisa
Trina Velilla-Milan

Maids of Honor

Coco Quizon
Zia Quizon

Groomsmen

Armo Armovit
Niles Chong
Tedmark Cruz
Gosh Dilay
JP Mateo
Robin Nievera
JayR Sillona
Saul Ulanday
Gian Carlo Vizcarra
Sidney Yap

Bridesmaids

Ysabel Yuzon
Gaki Azurin-Sanchez
Izadora Calzado
Reg Geotina
Divine Lee
Kim Marvilla

Secondary Sponsors:

Candle: Yong Larrazabal and Donna Yrastorza-Larrazabal
Veil: Tim Yap and Anne Curtis-Smith
Cord: Gino Quillamor and Tin Gamboa
Ring Bearer: Koy Rivera
Coin Bearer: Sandro Milan
Bible Bearer: Rembrandt Flores
Flower Girls: Malaya Mateo and Solana Pangilinan

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Got To Believe Finale Episode and Dyesebel Pilot Episode Splash Historic Ratings

Got To Believe Finale and Dyesebel Pilot Episode Splash Historic Ratings


ABS-CBN's romantic teen series "Got To Believe" starring Teen King and Queen Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo set a ratings milestone for 2014 when its finale episode aired on March 7 got a 32.7% ratings - the highest rating any show has received this year..



Meanwhile, Anne Curtis' newest primetime fantaseries "Dyesebel" made a big splash on its premiere episode Monday night as it topped the list of the most watched TV programs nationwide with 32.8% national TV ratings.

Check out the comparative Rating Performance of rivals programs below:

Carmela (GMA-7) 19.2% vs. Got to Believe (ABS-CBN) 32.7%
Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel (32.8%) vs. Kambal Sirena (17.9%)

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