Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kim Chiu Weds Jake Cuenca, Trends on Twitter

ABS-CBN’s master teleserye “Ikaw Lamang” has continuously kept TV viewers at the edge of their seats as its highly-anticipated ‘The Wedding’ episode recently won the ratings game and conquered social networking sites.

Base on data from Kantar Media last Thursday (May 1), “Ikaw Lamang’s” episode, where Gonzalo (John Estrada) stopped the supposed wedding of Coco Martin and Kim Chiu’s characters Samuel and Isabelle, got a national TV rating of 29.7%. It scored almost 14 points higher than its rival program in GMA “Carmela” which only got 16.1%. Because of the intensifying scenes in ‘The Wedding’ episode, netizens also flooded the popular microblogging site Twitter with emotional tweets, and made the hashtag #IkawLamangTilDeathDoUsPart and the names of the characters Samuel, Isabelle, Franco (Jake Cuenca), and Gonzalo (John Estrada) nationwide trending topics. Meanwhile, TV viewers will surely be more hooked in “Ikaw Lamang” now that Isabelle has been forced by her father to marry Franco instead.

How will Isabelle be able to start the new chapter in her life with Franco when she finds out what happened to Samuel? Will Samuel finally give up his love for Isabelle now that she is already Franco’s wife? Don’t miss the heart-pounding scenes in the timeless master teleserye, “Ikaw Lamang” weeknights after “Dyesebel” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more information about “Ikaw Lamang” visit the show’s official social media accounts, and

"One of The Boys" Character Descriptions and Photos

At 9pm on Saturday, May 3, TV5 premieres its newest weekend primetime sitcom offering entitled "One of the Boys."

One of the Boys is top-billed by veteran actor and comedian Joey de Leon, who officially makes his much-awaited sitcom comeback after a long 7-year absence. 

As Daddy Jerry ‘DJ’ Silang, Joey plays the lead role of a hardworking and single father to his three young children.  A former London-based OFW, Daddy Jerry is also regarded as a ‘second father’ by the other people around him, including his small group of workers, known as the ‘talyer boys’, in his automotive shop.

In the show, Joey has a close relationship with his only daughter, played by the talented and versatile actress Eula Caballero as Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Silang. 

Eula’s character, who grew up as the only girl in the company of boys, is known as an excellent mechanic and driver, and eventually took it upon herself to be a professional taxi driver.

Viewers will also be excited to see a whole new side of the five hunks who compose the popular group Juan Direction, as they make their official acting debut in One of the Boys. In their first-ever foray into comedy, the Brinoys (half-British, half-Pinoys) –led by Dan Marsh as Daniel Lennon, together with Charlie Sutcliffe as Charlie McCartney, Michael McDonnell as Michael Harrison and Brian Wilson as Brian Starr – play a group of spoiled brats who were sent to the Philippines by the parents of Charlie (the former employers of Daddy Jerry back in London) to undergo “DJ’s lecture of life”. During their stay in the country, the Brinoys will be experiencing firsthand the simple Pinoy life and the important values and lessons that go along with it. Meanwhile, Henry Edwards as Henry Potter, is a champion racecar driver and plays the key role as the former-bestfriend-turned-rival of Dan.

The sitcom also features the unfolding love story between the tomboyish-acting, but undeniably charming character of Eula and the bratty leader of the Brinoy hunks, played by Dan Marsh. What is initially a cat-and-mouse relationship will eventually transform into what viewers can expect to be their source of weekly of kilig and enjoyment, whenever these two have a scene together.

Also, as no lead character is complete without a sidekick, the funny antics in One of the Boys will be in full display with the comedic tandem of Joey de Leon and Empoy as Aga, who plays a member of the ‘tropang talyer’ who has also secretly developed a crush on Gabi. Rounding up the main cast of One of the Boys are Kapatid Stars Nadine Samonte as Jana Halliwel, and Artista Academy’s Benjo Leoncio as Marvic.  

Catch the premiere of TV5’s newest primetime sitcom, One of the Boys, tonight only on TV5.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (3D) Caught in the Midst and Aftermath of War

Bryan Singer returns to the franchise he helped launched in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”  Singer brings the X-Men crew for an audacious, time travelling adventure in ‘Days of Future Past’ where the future is dark for the heroes of the X-Men saga. A years-long world conflict between humans and mutants has taken its toll on their numbers, and now a scant few remain, including Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Driven to near extinction by the technological terrors unleashed by Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), the team forms a desperate plan: time travel.

Using Kitty Pryde’s powers, Wolverine’s consciousness will be sent back into his younger self in the 1970s, where he’ll have to track down and help the First Class versions of the characters in order to stop Trask. But that will be even harder than it sounds, as in this era, the X-Men team is just as disparate, with Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and the rest either at odds or in a low ebb. Can the younger versions of the mutants save their future?

Based on Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin’s “Days Of Future Past” storyline from the “Uncanny X-Men” comic title, scribe Simon Kinberg adapted it into the movie which allows him and Singer to draw on their shared love of time travel films. Once Kinberg and Singer seized on the Future Past plot as a jumping-off point, the possibilities were endless. “Bryan and I spent months revising the script together,” Kinberg recalls.            

Additionally, Singer relates on how he was drawn to the movie, “It happened over dinner, where Simon (Kinberg, writer/producer) said there was a desire on the part of him and Matthew Vaughn, who was going to direct, to explore a way to incorporate the two casts. And I said, "The only thing I can think of is time travel, and there's a precedent for it in the comic book." I started to talk about different ways we could do that with Simon.  He took those ideas back to Matthew and they began the early development of the script. When Matthew left the project, I then began trying to figure out how to crack the time travel and what would be our conceit for it. It was once I figured that out that I felt, ‘Okay, I'm ready to tell this story.’Time travel stories are their own genre; they're very specific. You have to create a set of rules, like how the past affects the future,and then you have to stick to them. Once I figured out the mechanism by which to do it, I warmed up to the notion very quickly. Plus, I very much wanted a chance to work with this new cast as a director becausethey only knew me as a producer and writer before.  It also gave me a chance to work with my friends who were in the earlier pictures. It was a wonderful experience and everybody had a really great time, which was nice.”

The Sentinels, being a big part of the story have been quite a challenge to create.  The director further shares that, “There are movies like Transformers, Iron Man and Pacific Rim that have already explored robots of all different sizes and shapes and scope and calibre. I knew that I didn’t want to make just another film where a robot attacks people, yet they are an element in the picture. They serve the story in an interesting way, and not necessarily in an obvious rock-em-sock-em battle robots way – although there is some of that too!”  And on dealing with the Sentinels, Singer has also taken into consideration the diversity of using mutant powers in the film.  “In the movie, Wolverine goes on the physical journey, but it's Xavier who goes on the emotional one. He's reached a particular low; he's lost a great deal and it's basically a journey of redemption for himself and for his relationship with Raven.  So we had to have a diversity of powers. I didn't have a Nightcrawler this time, so I decided Blink would be this movie's version of that. I like Warpath as a character, there's a lot of heart in him, and Sunspot is really cool and stunning visually. And Bishop is a strong character, and Bishop has something for the fans here that we haven't seen before.” 

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (3D) opens May 21 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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TV5 and SMART Highlight Multimedia Convergence at the AD Summit Pilipinas 2014

TV5 inks partnership with 4As for the upcoming AD Summit Pilipinas 2014 
(L-R: TV5 Network Marketing Head Melvin Nubla, TV5 First Vice President and Media5 Head Jane Basas, 4As Philippines Chairman Alex Syfu, 
and AD Summit Pilipinas Ways and Means Committee Chair Nic Gabunada

TV5 is set to showcase its strengthened programming and game-changing digital convergence with telecommunications giant Smart Communications, Inc. in the upcoming AD Summit Pilipinas 2014, a much-awaited gathering of over 2,500 of marketers, advertising practitioners and students to be held from May 8 to 10 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC).

As a major sponsor of the highly anticipated three-day advertising convention, TV5 recently inked its partnership with the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies Philippines (4As) to signify its full support for the upcoming AD Summit, which banners the theme “Age of Enlightenment” to highlight the advent of the digital age of new media.  TV5 will host the first night of AD Summit Pilipinas on May 8, treating more than 2,500 participants to a festive night of food and drinks and a chance to mingle with the hottest Kapatid artists. On top of this, TV5 will be raffling off a whopping Php 1M cash before the night ends!

TV5 will also have a three-day exhibit at the AD Summit Pilipinas 2014 where participants will get to catch glimpses of the Kapatid Network’s shows plus showcase ideas on how to utilize different platforms (TV, radio, digital, mobile, etc.) in coming out with marketing campaigns.

KathNiel Araneta PDA: Too Sweet To Handle

KathNiel Araneta PDA: Too Sweet To Handle

Aren't they a couple already? 

This "sweetness overload" photo taken during Daniel Padilla's DOS Birthday Concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on April 30 proves the real relationship status of Teen King and Queen Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. 

Agree or not?

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Viber Heightens Heat of the Summer with #Viberacay Weekend Treats

Viber sets Boracay on fire as it provide users with a bunch of exciting treats and surprises this #Viberacay weekend:

Who wants free passes to the #Viberacay party with French Grammy Award winning DJ and record producer Cedric Gervais on Saturday night? Upload a creative group pic on Instagram and Twitter with hashtag #Viberacay, and voila! you get yourself and your friends an access to this must-attended party this summer.

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It's the Hottest May Summer Ever in #ASAPSummerFest this Sunday

“ASAP 19” welcomes the fabulous month of May with the grandest summer festivals.

Get enthralled with Asia's Nightingale - Lani Misalucha as she launches her first album under Star Records. OPM's Finest GLOC 9 livens up the ASAP stage while Jimmy Bondoc delivers an unforgettable acoustic jamming.

Witness the hottest summer shindig from Erich Gonzalez, Jessy Mendiola, and Meg Imperial plus models John Spainhour, Mauro Lumba, and Hideo Muraoka. Teen spirit lives on as Mavy and Cassy plus Bugoy Carino and Andrea Brillantes shake their stuff.

Star Wars’ most iconic characters join forces with Enchong Dee, Iya Villania, Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado, John Pratts, Gab Valenciano, Sam Concepcion, Arron Villaflor and Julia Barretto in one explosive production number.

Martin Nievera, Zsazsa Padilla, Erik Santos, Yeng Constantino, Aiza Seguerra, Klarisse De Guzman, Morissette Amon, Zia Quizon, KZ Tandingan, Princess Velasco, Paolo Onessa, Nyoy Volante, Jovit Baldivino, Thor, Marion Aunor and the ASAP Sessionistas  deliver the best summer concert performances ever.

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano collaborates with OPM icon Noel Cabangon in one spectacular number.

Party this Sunday 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 and

Visit to hang-out live with stars at ASAP Chill-Out. Also join the fun at “ASAP 18′s”official social networking accounts at, and know the latest happenings in “ASAP 19” by tweeting the hashtag #ASAPSummerFest.

Loisa Andalio on Spotlight (PBB All In Housemate)

15 year-old Loisa Andalio is a member of sing-and-dance girl group called "3G" that performs in mall shows and fiestas. But aside from singing, this "Talented Darling of Paranaque," also plays volleyball and dreams of becoming a flight attendant so she can go to different countries.

Just like Manolo, Loisa admits she never had any boyfriend in the past as she only prefers making friends with boys. She is also a self-confessed die-hard Daniel Padilla fan.


Full Name: Josefina Andalio
Origin: Paranaque City
Age: 15
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Dancing, Playing Basketball, Playing Guitar

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Joshua Garcia on Spotlight (PBB All In Housemate)

Due to financial constraints, 16-year old Joshua Garcia was forced to put his studies on a halt, but this "Tatay's Boy ng Batangas" is set to prove he is still worthy of a role-model status.

Joshua used to be a campus crush until he opted to stop his schooling during his 3rd year in high school. He is also a member of Batangas’ cultural dance group "Sining Kumintang." But apart from being a dancer, he also plays basketball and plays the guitar.

Joshua lives with his dad, stepmom and three half brothers. He regards his father very highly because he sees how his dad is very hardworking. His stepmom treats him as her own and he has a good relationship with his half brothers. 


Full Name: Joshua Garcia
Origin: Batangas
Age: 16
Occupation: Out-Of-School Youth
Hobbies: Dancing, Playing Basketball, Playing Guitar

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Sarah Geronimo "Maybe This Time" Music Video Featuring Coco Martin

The 4-minute video music video for Sarah Geronimo's rendition of "Maybe This Time," the theme song of her upcoming movie of the same title with Coco Martin under Star Cinema, has been released.

Watch the music video below:

Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng, "Maybe This Time" tells the story of sweethearts Steph (Geronimo) and Tonio (Martin), whose relationship ends sourly when he leaves her without saying goodbye. Heartbroken, Steph toughens up and sets sights on bigger dreams, until she and Tonio cross paths again.

"Maybe This Time" will mark the second time Geronimo and Martin will be paired onscreen after the 2010 TV musical "1DOL".

The film, which also stars Ruffa Gutierrez, will hit theaters nationwide on May 28.

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"The Legal Wife" Zooms from Least to Most-Watched Primetime Program; Beats "Carmela" and "Rhodora X"

From the least watched primetime TV program, ABS-CBN's "The Legal Wife" became the biggest winner in the ratings during the period April 19 to 25, 2014 replacing GMA-7's "Carmela." This is according to the latest ratings data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households.

In the previous period, the Marian Rivera starrer was the No. 1 show on the primetime block but the Legal Wife is now on the upswing when it tackled the adultery part of its storyline. On April 24, it even earned 28.6% rating, higher than any score it has received since it started airing on January 27.

Here is the Top 10 Rating Performance of GMA-7, ABS-CBN and TV5 programs from April 19 to 25, 2014, derived from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households:

April 19, 2014 (Saturday)

    Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 16%
    Fairy Tail (GMA-7) - 15.9%
    Spy Kids 3 Game Over (GMA-7) - 15.4%
    One Piece (GMA-7) - 15.2%
    Anastasia (GMA-7) - 13.6%
    Pokemon (GMA-7) - 13.4%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Inuyasha (GMA-7) - 12.8%
    Liwanag sa Dapithapon (GMA-7) - 11.4%
    Angry Birds Toons (GMA-7) - 11%
    Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 10.8%

    The Bible (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
    Panalangin (GMA-7) - 21.1%
    MMK: Ang Tahanan Mo (ABS-CBN) - 18%
    Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 17.9%
    Sa'Yo Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%
    Just One Summer (GMA-7) - 12.5%
    Honey I Shrunk the Kids (TV5) - 11.5%
    i-Witness (GMA-7) - 8%
    The Bodyguard (TV5) - 7.9%
    i-Witness (GMA-7) - 6.8%

April 20, 2014 (Sunday)

    Kapuso Movie Festival: Happy Feet (GMA-7) - 16.7%
    Sunday All Stars (GMA-7) - 11.4%
    PBA 2014 Commissioner's Cup Game 2: Barangay Ginebra vs Rain or Shine (TV5) - 11.3%
    iBilib (GMA-7) - 10.9%
    Born to be Wild (GMA-7) - 10.5%
    Asian Horror Stories (GMA-7) - 9.8%
    ASAP 19 (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%
    Toriko (GMA-7) - 8.5%
    Paddle Pop Dinoterra (GMA-7) / Aha! (GMA-7) - 8.5%
    24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 8.2%

    Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 28%
    Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 24%
    Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento (GMA-7) - 20.7%
    Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
    Rated K: Handa Na Ba Kayo? (ABS-CBN ) - 14.6%
    Home Sweetie Home (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
    Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 10.3%
    Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 9.3%
    Sunday Night Box Office: Fearless (GMA-7) - 8.9%
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire (TV5) - 7%

April 21, 2014 (Monday)

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.9%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 15.4%
    Inuyasha (GMA-7) / Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 15.1%
    Fairy Tail (GMA-7) - 14.3%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 14%
    Meteor Garden (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
    The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
    The Borrowed Wife (GMA-7) - 12.9%

    Carmela (GMA-7) - 22.6%
    Dyesebel (ABS-CBN) / Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 21.7%
    Kambal Sirena (GMA-7) - 21.6%
    A 100-Year Legacy (GMA-7) / The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.8%
    Rhodora X (GMA-7) - 19.6%
    My Love from the Star (GMA-7) - 16.6%
    Aquino & Abunda Tonight (ABS-CBN) - 16%
    Mirabella (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%

April 22, 2014 (Tuesday)

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 17%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.9%
    Fairy Tail (GMA-7) - 16.8%
    Slam Dunk (GMA-7) / Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 16.6%
    Inuyasha (GMA-7) - 16%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 15.2%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 14%
    The Borrowed Wife (GMA-7) - 13.9%
    Innamorata (GMA-7) / Meteor Garden (ABS-CBN)  - 13.7%
    The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%

    The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%
    Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 22%
    Carmela (GMA-7) - 21.8%
    Dyesebel (ABS-CBN) - 21.4%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20%
    Kambal Sirena (GMA-7) / Rhodora X (GMA-7) - 19.9%
    A 100-Year Legacy (GMA-7) - 19.7%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
    My Love from the Star (GMA-7) - 17.2%
    Aquino & Abunda Tonight (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%

April 23, 2014 (Wednesday)

    Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 17.6%
    Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 17.2%
    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.3%
    Fairy Tail (GMA-7) - 15.8%
    Inuyasha (GMA-7) - 15.6%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 15.3%
    The Borrowed Wife (GMA-7) - 14.6%
    Innamorata (GMA-7) / Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (GMA-7) 12.9%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Meteor Garden (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%

    The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN) - 25.3%
    Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 22.1%
    Carmela (GMA-7) - 21.7%
    Dyesebel (ABS-CBN) - 20.5%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.2%
    A 100-Year Legacy (GMA-7) - 19.6%
    Kambal Sirena (GMA-7) - 19.1%
    My Love from the Star (GMA-7) - 19%
    Rhodora X (GMA-7) - 18.4%
    Aquino & Abunda Tonight (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%

April 24, 2014 (Thursday)

    Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 18.8%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.5%
    Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 17.3%
    Fairy Tail (GMA-7) - 17.1%
    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 15.8%
    The Borrowed Wife (GMA-7) - 15.6%
    Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (GMA-7) 15.5%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Inuyasha (GMA-7) / Innamorata (GMA-7) - 15.2%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%

    The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN) - 28.6%
    Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 24.3%
    Dyesebel (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
    Carmela (GMA-7) - 22.2%
    Rhodora X (GMA-7) - 20.8%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 20.7%
    Kambal Sirena (GMA-7) - 20.5%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
    A 100-Year Legacy (GMA-7) - 19.5%
    My Love from the Star (GMA-7) - 18.5%

April 25, 2014 (Friday)

    Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 19.1%
    Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) - 18.8%
    Fairy Tail (GMA-7) - 18.3%
     Inuyasha (GMA-7) - 17.3%
    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 15.9%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.7%
    The Borrowed Wife (GMA-7) - 15.5%
    Meteor Garden (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
    Innamorata (GMA-7) - 14.4%

    The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
    Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
    Carmela (GMA-7) - 21.4%
    Kambal Sirena (GMA-7) - 20.7%
    Dyesebel (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
    Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 20.1%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 19.9%
    Rhodora X (GMA-7) - 19.6%
    My Love from the Star (GMA-7) - 19%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%

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Ogie Alcasid Named Best Actor for Comedy, " Pinoy Explorer" Wins Best TV Magazine Program in 22nd Golden Dove Awards

Kapatid and Tropa Mo Ko Unli artist Ogie Alcasid was named Best Actor for Comedy during the recent KBP 22nd Golden Dove Awards.

TV5’s Pinoy Explorer bagged the trophy for the Best TV Magazine Program acknowledging its efforts in sharing with viewers educational and exciting journeys not just in the Philippines but around the world as well.

Receiving the awards for Pinoy Explorer were Program Manager Joshua De Guzman and Executive Producer Theresa Fortaleza. TV5 artist and fellow nominee Empoy received the trophy for Best Actor for Comedy on behalf of Ogie Alcasid.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson's Team-up Featured in "Team U"

Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson, first paired in the award-winning movie "On The Job," are set to reunite onscreen, this time as co-hosts of a sports-advocacy show that aims to help young athletes reach their full potential.

"Team U," which will start airing Sundays on ABS-CBN Sports+Action in June, will tour several public schools to improve their respective sports programs, according to Pascual.

For its first season, "Team U" will visit four schools in Manila, General Santos City, and Cebu, according to Pascual.

Joining Piolo and Gerald in the show as mentors are volleyball player Gretchen Ho, football players Anton and Armand del Rosario, and basketball player Marco Benitez.

"Team U" will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at preparations of Filipino athletes who compete internationally, Anderson said.

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Lani Misalucha "The Nightingale Returns" Album

Lani Misalucha gives a fresh take on OPM classics in her first studio album in six years, "The Nightingale Returns," which is also her first under Star Records.

The 12-track album, which is now available in record bars and online, includes the carrier single "Muli," and Lani's collaboration with Journey frontman Arnel Pineda in "Maging Sino Ka Man."

Lani's rendition of "May Bukas Pa" also features local talents Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, and Yeng Constantino.

The other tracks in "The Nightingale Returns," Misalucha's 8th studio album since 1997, are her revivals of "Anak," "Paano," "Ikaw Lamang," "Pangako Sa'yo," "Saan Darating Ang Umaga," "Bulag, Pipi at Bingi," "Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan," and "Tayong Dalawa."

The 44-year-old singer's rendition of "Starting Over Again," the theme song of the blockbuster film by Star Cinema, is also included in the album.

Lani is set to launch "The Nightingale Returns" on May 4 at Eastwood in Quezon City, with promotional tours from May 10 to 22 at different venues.

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“Amazing Spiderman 2” EarnsP112.6-M in the Philippines - The Biggest First 2 Days in History

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” shattered records as it grossed an electrifying P112.6-million from April 30 to May 1, now the biggest all-time first two days' gross in the country's history. This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, Managing Director of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., the film's local distributor.

The sequel, in which Spider-Man faced off against super villains Electro and Green Goblin, surpassed the first two-day box office receipts of previous record-holder “Iron Man 3” (P110.9-M), as well as recent superhero blockbusters, namely “Marvel's The Avengers” (P100.8-M), “Man of Steel” (P92.7-M), “The Amazing Spider-Man” (P85.6-M), “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (P53.8-M), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (P49.3-M) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (P36.6-M).

Box-office earnings for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” jumpstarted on April 30 with P49.43-M, breaching the highest opening day record for 2014. Figures dramatically rose the next day, May 1 with P63.14-M which also dethroned the crown for biggest Thursday gross ever.

“Amazing 2” has already captured an impressive overseas gross of more than $155 million in just two weeks, and is expected to claim an opening of $100 million in the U.S. this weekend.

In the Philippines, the largest earnings were posted by SM Mall of Asia at P6-M, followed by SM North EDSA, P5.59-M and SM Megamall, P5.54-M.

The Top 4 to 20 cinemas include Trinoma (P4.29-M), Glorietta 4 (P3.18-M), SM Cebu (P2.88-M), Greenhills Promenade (P2.21-M), SM Southmall (P2.18-M), Alabang Town Center (P2.10-M), SM Aura (P2-M), Eastwood (P1.95-M), Power Plant (P1.85-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.82-M), Newport (P1.78-M), Gateway (P1.77-M), Market! Market! (P1,709,866), SM Clark (P 1,709,476), Ayala Cebu (P1.64-M), Shang Cineplex (P1.63-M) and Robinsons Magnolia (P1.573-M).

Rounding out the Top 30 theaters are SM Marikina (P1,570,875), SM Fairview (P1,570,353), Bonifacio High Street (P1.55-M), Robinsons Ermita (P1.50-M), Robinsons Galleria (P1.49-M), SM San Lazaro (P1.42-M), Festival (P1.38-M), Fisher Mall (P1.32-M), Sta. Lucia East (P1.29-M) and SM Manila (P1.24-M).

In the film, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) feels there’s nothing 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 Amazing Spider-Man 2” is directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Now playing across the Philippines in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and 2D formats, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Get Free Access to Exclusive Boracay Party Just By Visiting the Viber Hub

Visit the Viber Hub at D'Mall for exclusive Viber perks!

Get your Viber tag at any Viber Hub in Boracay to get your all-access to the most happening #Viberacay events like Sand Dance Festival at White House, Star World Sunkissed at Epic + Viber perks including the hottest #ViberSwag when you catch #ViberHour at White House and Pearl of the Pacific on Friday night.

You may also join the #Viberacay Pub Crawl. Meeting place is at Tibraz at 8pm on Friday.

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Shalala vs. Iwa Moto in Celebrity Dance Battle Cycle 2 Finals

The Cycle 2 Finals of Celebrity Dance Battle this Saturday, May 3, will be one intense showdown as Iwa Moto and Shalala battle it all out on the dance floor.

Fresh from her participation in a TV5 International activity in Dubai where she had a minor accident during her onstage performance, Iwa Moto had to convince her doctor to allow her to participate in the coming Celebrity Dance Battle Cycle 2 Finals. Iwa also had to quickly adjust and adapt to her new dance partner since her dance partner from the start of Celebrity Dance Battle fell ill during the time of their rehearsals. All these complications only prove how dedicated and serious Iwa is not only for her love for dancing but, moreover, for her showbiz comeback. On the other hand, Shalala worked doubly hard in order to show that a comedian like him can also be serious, especially now that he has discovered and developed his fascination for dancing.

To emerge as the Cycle 2 winner, Iwa and Shalala will have to get the nod of approval of the Celebrity Dance Battle judges, composed of Dance Guru Douglas Nierras, Dancing Queen Edna Ledesma, Dance Diva G. Toengi and America’s Next Top Model Runner-up Allison Harvard. 

Hosted by THE one and only dance goddess of Philippine television, Ms Lucy Torres-Gomez, and Semerad twins, Anthony and David, Celebrity Dance Battle’s Cycle 2 Finals will air at 8pm this Saturday, May 3.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jericho Rosales - Kim Jones Wedding Photos

After their much-talked about engagement in August 2013, Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones tied the knot on May 1,4pm at the beacShangri-La Boracay Resort in Boracay.

The event was attended by their family members and close friends from in and out of show business such as Iya Villania, Paolo and Gabriel Valenciano, Donita Rose, Piolo Pascual and Principal sponsors like Coney Reyes, Gary Valenciano, Star Magic head Johnny Manahan, and ABS-CBN head of TV production Laurenti Dyogi.

Echo wore a beige suit by Francis Libiran, while her lovely bride, who was escorted by her brother down the aisle, had on a Vania Romoff gown.


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Nichole Baranda on Spotlight (PBB All In Housemate)

Nichole Baranda, the daughter of model, TV host and celebrity Phoemela Baranda is PBB House' "Sweet Revelation ng Makati."

This 15-year-old Teen Housemate was raised by her lola whom she fondly called ‘Mommy La,’ and didn’t become close to her mom until her grandmother passed away in 2009.

Nichole hopes to find herself while inside the PBB house and wants to prove why she is a secret no longer.


Full Name: Kim Nichole Baranda
Nickname: Kimmy
Origin: Makati City
Age: 15
Occupation: Student
School: Colegio de San Agustin
Hobbies: Dancing (member of CSA Dance Troupe)
Talent: She can move her nose in a cat-like way

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Manolo Pedrosa on Spotlight (PBB All In Housemate)

Meet Manolod Pedrosa, a 16-year-old housemate of "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" edition.

Manolo, dubbed as the “Wonder Son ng Quezon City,” admitted that at the age of 16 he is still a NGSB (no girlfriend since birth) despite his overwhelming popularity among girls in different Metro Manila schools. In fact, this year alone, Manolo went to 5 proms.

This 2013 Candy Cutie is the youngest among 5 siblings. His parents run a business together. He is more open to his mom, while he loves jet skiing and going on hiking trips with his dad. He also plays basketball, frisbee and badminton.

Manolo is determined to prove that he is a responsible teenager, during his stay in the PBB house.


Full Name: Manolo Pedrosa
Origin: Quezon City
Age: 16
Occupation: Student
School: La Salle, Greenhills
Hobbies: Jet skiing, Hiking, Singing
Ideal Girl: Cute, Chinita

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Alwyn Uytingco Enters Professional Boxing, Set to Battle Real-Life Boxing Champions

Boxing aficionados from all over the country should not miss this Friday's episode of Beki Boxer as Alwyn Uytingco takes the ring towards his character's entry to professional boxing.

After the successful schemes by boxing syndicate big boss Dalmacio (played by John Regala) against his family, Rocky Ponciano (Alwyn Uytingco) is forced to level up to the much complicated and competitive world of professional boxing. And while he's a step closer to his dreams of becoming a world-class champion boxer, Rocky faces tougher opponents and bigger challenges in the newest chapter of his boxing career.

Alwyn, known as 'The Tsunami'  in Beki Boxer universe due to his signature tsunami punch, will be facing real-life boxing legend, WBC Silver World Champion Denver "The Excitement" Cuello in the ring. 

Cuello, aged 27, has a record of 33 wins of which 21 are knockouts. The Ilonggo boxing champ would be playing the role of Marvin 'The Hammerhead' Ortega and is only the first of Rocky's list of fierce opponents to battle in his journey to become a professional boxing champion.

Catch the action this Friday on Beki Boxer, weeknights 7pm before Confessions Of A Torpe on TV5.




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