Saturday, May 24, 2014

PBB 1st Eviction Night Result: Axel Torres is Evicted, Aina Solano is Safe


After Chevin Cecilio last week, another male housemate was chosen by public to end his PBB All In journey.

Axel Torres - the Jock Next Door ng Taguig - got the lowest percentage of text votes and was sent home during the live eviction night on Saturday, May 24.

Michelle Gumabao, Manolo Pedrosa and Aina Solano, meanwhile, were saved by voting public and will still have the chance to win the P1-million grand prize.

Here is the final percentage of votes:


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Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real: First Look Photos and Video


Here are some behind the scenes of GMA-7's upcoming primetime drama series "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real" starring Maricel Soriano, Dingdong Dantes and Lovi Poe.


 
 
 
 


Watch "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real" trailer below:



"Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real" premieres this June on GMA-7 Telebabad.

Angel Locsin Hurts Maja Salvador Leaving Her in Pain and Multiple Bruises

Source: ABS-CBNNews.com

Maja Salvador got hurt in a recent episode of "The Legal Wife" where she had a physical confrontation with Angel Locsin, Matet de Leon said.

Matet, who plays Nicole's best friend Rowena in the series, said Maja sustained a bruise from the hair-pulling scene episode on May 21 where an enraged Monica (Angel) attacks Nicole (Maja) after finding out that she recently saw her husband, Adrian (Jericho Rosales).

The violent scene has Monica holding Nicole by her hair and hitting her several times. Monica is only pacified when Nicole makes a panicked confession that she is pregnant with Adrian's child.

Watch the said episode below:



Apart from its the compelling storyline, “The Legal Wife” also enjoys a massive following because of its top caliber cast composed of sought-after Filipino actors JC De Vera, JM Bascon, Rio Locsin and Christopher de Leon.

“The Legal Wife” airs on Philippine television weeknights, 10 PM, on ABS-CBN.

TV5 Joins DepEd’s School Safety Campaign "2014 Brigada Eskwela"


In preparation for the school opening on June 2, TV5 on Monday participated in the 2014 Brigada Eskwela Kickoff of the Department of Education (DepEd) at Dalandanan National High School in Valenzuela City.

Aligned with this year’s Brigada Eskwela theme “Making Schools Safer,” the Kapatid Network, led by its emergency response unit,Rescue5, installed exit signs in the school to help students evacuate safely during an emergency situation. 

We want to instill in children the importance of safety.  Rescue5 has been very active in teaching disaster preparedness in public elementary schools,” said TV5 Public Service Head Sherryl Yao.

News5 anchor Paolo Bediones, together with Kapatid stars Akihiro Blanco (leftmost), Nicole Estrada and Mark Neumann, were joined by more than a hundred TV5 volunteers in cleaning the classrooms and repainting the corridors.

Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide voluntary effort bringing together private partners, teachers, parents and the community to make public schools ready for the opening of the new school year.

This June, Rescue5 will launch the Sinugbuanong Binisaya edition of its disaster preparedness activity book for kids.  It will be distributed to schoolchildren affected by the Bohol earthquake. 

The Rescue5 activity book has passed the review of the Department of Education (DepEd).  It contains interactive elements such as games, puzzles, pictures to color and other fun activities in order to teach kids what to do in case of disasters such as fire, earthquake and flood.

The activity book’s Waray edition was given out to kids affected by super typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City, Leyte, while its Tagalog edition was distributed to kids affected by the Habagat flooding in Mega Manila last year.

Pokwang, Zanjoe Marudo, ellen Adarna Love Triangle in Star Cinema's "My Illegal Wife"


The unusual love triangle between comedienne Pokwang, hunk actor Zanjoe Marudo and sexy star Ellen Adarna is featured in the new Star Cinema movie inspired by ABS-CBN's hit primetime drama series "The Legal Wife".

Titled "My Illegal Wife," the romantic-comedy movie centers on Henry (Marudo) as he wakes up with amnesia. He is greeted by Clarisse (Pokwang), who introduces herself as his wife - only this isn't true.

On its official website, Star Cinema and Skylight Films announced that the romantic-comedy movie under the direction by Tony Reyes will hit theaters on June 11. 

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Launches “Galing ng Filipino” Dance Move Promo


Following the successful kick-off of its 20th year anniversary in April via a glittering gala show and the official launch of its anniversary music video performed by Gary Valenciano with son, Gab, on the Philippines’s number one weekend variety show, ASAP 19, The Filipino Channel (TFC) now invites all Filipinos overseas to join in the celebration via the TFC20 Galing ng Filipino Dance Moves Promo.

In the music video for the song, “Galing ng Filipino”, which pays tribute to the innate greatness of Filipinos that enables them to thrive and excel wherever they are in the world, the choreography showed Gary and Gab executing specific dance steps for the last two lines of the chorus:

Oh oh oh, oh,oh (3x) Angking galing, ipagpatuloy mo!

The Valenciano father-and-son tandem do their own dance interpretation of the line that encourages Filipinos to “march on with their greatness”, making circular motions to represent continuing movement as they step to the rhythm and the beat of the song.

TFC challenges global Filipinos to submit their own video versions of the “Galing ng Filipino” dance move. Exciting prizes await entries that are adjudged best renditions.

The song composed by Jonathan Manalo and Jay Santiago and arranged by Gary himself can be interpreted by Filipinos around the world in a million ways and that’s the beauty of it,” said ABS-CBN Global Chief Marketing Officer Jojo Ines. “While for this promo, we want the entries to keep the signature dance moves as the foundation, we want to see their overlay because interpretation is subjective and unique to each person.  Interpreting music equals inspiration.

How you are inspired to move to it is how you interpret it.  That’s what it means to you.  With this promo, we want Filipinos to find themselves in this song and dance and express themselves.

The TFC20 Galing ng Filipino Dance Moves Promo started on May 21 and will end on June 22, 2014, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific.  ABS-CBN TFC stars like Doris and Sabel (Tart Carlos and Vivieka Ravanes) of Be Careful with My Heart and Henry Omaga Diaz and Doris Bigornia of ABS-CBN News took part in promo videos showing their spin on the signature dance moves.  Anyone with Filipino lineage all over the world (except in the Philippines), male or female, 18 years old and above can join.

For more information TFC20 Galing ng Filipino Dance Moves Promo, visit www.tfc20.com.

Coleen Garcia Imitates Nikki Gil

Coleen Garcia Imitates Nikki Gil


After Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia was also caught wearing the same dress Nikki Gil wore in an event.

From boyfriend to fashion sense? What comes next?

Antoinette Taus Airs Sentiments on Marian Rivera's Sarcastic Remarks


Following Marian Rivera's (sarcastic) remarks "may dumating ba? wala akong naramdaman!" referring to her decision to revive her showbiz career in the Philippines, Antoniette Taus on Twitter posted her reaction saying she came back "to make people happy and not to bring anyone down."




Antoinette Taus is the ex-girlfriend of Marian Rivera's real-life boyfriend Dingdong Dantes.

"Ipaglaban Mo" TV Series Returns to ABS-CBN


"Kapag May Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo," the hit legal drama anthology that aired on ABS-CBN until 1998, is set to return to television, the Kapamilya network has announced.

Returning as hosts of the series are Atty. Jose Sison and son Jopet Sison, who recently signed a one-year contract with ABS-CBN.



According to actor-director Eric Quizon, who will helm one of the first episodes of the new "Ipaglaban Mo," the show will retain the original's format wherein a variety of real-life court cases are dramatized for TV.
Eric will be directing an episode based on a rape case involving two minors, with the suspect eventually sentenced to life in prison.

Noting the afternoon time slot of "Ipaglaban Mo" and the sensitive topic of the episode, Eric admitted he finds it challenging to translate the case to TV drama and having to work with certain "limitations."

While "Ipaglaban Mo" aims to impart tips or lessons about legal cases, Eric explained that the series is mainly concerned with the theme of justice, and how the lives of those involved in a court battle are affected.

"Ipaglaban Mo" will premiere in June as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend lineup.

Rico Blanco Shocks His Fans (Video)


What would you if the very person who influenced you to fulfill your dreams suddenly popped-up virtually right before your very eyes to personally send your his love and message of encouragement?

Would you die? cry? or jump with joy?

Through the power of Tomorrow’s Internet -  Smart Bro - 3 upcoming Pinoy bands called Wanderlust, Hulaan Mo and Proskuneo were able to jam with their idol Rico Blanco online. 

Watch the video below:



Friday, May 23, 2014

Viral Video: Lani Misalucha Goes Bangketa Blind Singer for "Saan Darating Ang Umaga" Music Video


For the first music video off her comeback album "The Nightingale Returns," Lani Misalucha went undercover as a "blind" performer near the Manila City Hall for a social experiment.

In the 8-minute video released online by Star Records, Lani is seen wearing simple clothes and shades as she performs beside real "bangketa" singers Mel and Flor, who are both blind.

As Misalucha sang her revival of "Saan Darating Ang Umaga," passers-by started to notice her strong voice, with a number stopping in their tracks and returning to watch the performance.

Several brought out their phones and recorded Misalucha singing, while others dropped donations. By the end of the number, a huge crowd surrounded Misalucha and applauded her.

Watch the video below:


Zaijian Jaranilla Suffers from Leukemia

 
Award-winning child actor Zaijian Jaranilla will star in ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” as a young boy suffering from leukemia.

This Saturday (May 24), feel the pain of Clark (Zaijian) and his mother Julie (Sunshine Cruz) who is caught in a situation of sacrificing her three other children’s health to prolong the life of her eldest son through a bone marrow transplant.

Together with Zaijian and Sunshine in the upcoming “MMK” episode are Dominic Ochoa, Lui Manansala, and Biboy Ramirez. It is directed by Emmanuel Palo, written by Joan Habana and Arah Jell Badayos, and researched by Akeem del Rosario.

“MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos, production manager Roda dela Cerna, and executive producer Lindsay Anne Dizon.

Meanwhile, the team of “MMK,” led by its host and ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, flew to Cebu for a special “MMK Reunion” that was attended by thousands of “MMK” letter-senders from Cebu, Bohol, and Dumaguete City.

During the event, Charo expressed her gratitude to the letter-senders who have inspired Filipinos worldwide through their life stories that were featured on the show. She also thanked all the Kapamilya viewers in Visayas for watching “MMK” for more than 20 years now. Also part of “MMK Reunion” was the gathering of new life stories from Kapamilyas in the Visayas region.

Don’t miss Asia’s longest-running drama anthology, “MMK,” every Saturday night on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to MMK. abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and like ang Facebook.com/MMKOfficial.

PBB All In Update: Daniel Matsunaga Leads Weight Loss Weekly Task


“Pinoy Big Brother All In’s” newest celebrity housemate Daniel Matsunaga just recently entered the famous PBB house, but has begun leading by example and training the housemates to lose weight for their weekly task.

Daniel, who got into the house last Saturday (May 17), has been guiding the housemates through their exercise routine and even suggested how to prepare their meals to help the housemates lose the extra pounds.

To monitor the health and well-being of the housemates, Big Brother had all of them step on the weighing scale and found out that Jane, Nichole, Loisa, Aina, Vickie, Axel, Jacob, and houseguest Alex gained weight since they entered the PBB house.

Big Brother then revealed that the success of the weekly task depends on the said housemates, who must lose the extra pounds and get back to or weigh lesser than their initial weight. In last night’s (May 21) episode, the housemates went through another weigh-in, where Loisa and Nichole recorded the lowest percentage of weight loss. Now, the rest of the housemates have to choose who between the two they think will lose more weight. Whoever loses the least weight and her supporters will be the only housemates who can be nominated for eviction at the end of the week.

How will this affect the relationship of the housemates? Which is more important to them – taking the side of the one closer to them or choosing the one who they think will win the weight loss match to keep themselves safe from nomination for the week?

Meanwhile, Axel, Manolo, Aina, and Michele are all in danger of getting evicted from the PBB house at the end of this week. Who do you think deserves to stay?

To save your favorite housemate, just text BB and send it to 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular, and ABS-CBNmobile subscribers, and to 231 for Smart at Talk ‘N Text subscribers. A text vote costs P2.50 for Globe, TM, Smart, and Talk ‘N Text, P2 for Sun Cellular, and only P1 for ABS-CBNmobile.

Tune in “Pinoy Big Brother All In” weeknights after “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” on Primetime Bida” and “Pinoy Big Brother All In Uber” after “Moon of Desire” on Kapamilya Gold. Discuss the latest events inside the PBB house with Slater Young and Joj and Jai Agpangan in “Ubertime Online” on pinoybigbrother.com/livechat.

For updates on the program, follow @PBBabscbn on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/OfficialPinoyBigBrotherAbsCbn.

Claudine Barretto and Raffy Tulfo: Best Friends Forever (Photo)


Exactly two years after their controversial fistfight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which lead to a month-long word war, life threats and filing of cases in court, Claudine Barretto and Raffy Tulfo appear to have patched things up after the actress share a photo of her with the journalist on Thursday afternoon with the caption, "Peace. Had a nice afternoon with you po, Sir Raffy Tulfo. God bless po @ferdietopacio"

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GMA Network Receives Fourth Peabody Award for Solid Reporting on Bagyong Yolanda

Senior Vice President Marissa L. Flores (middle) received the Peabody Award in New York City on behalf of GMA Network. Also in attendance were First Vice President for News Programs Jessica Soho (left) and news anchor/reporter Jiggy Manicad (right) who represented the news teams and field personnel who covered Supertyphoon Yolanda.

GMA Network formally accepted the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in New York City on Monday, May 19, for its coverage of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.

GMA News and Public Affairs Senior Vice President Marissa L. Flores received the Peabody Award on behalf of the network at a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Also in attendance were First Vice President for News Programs Jessica A. Soho and news anchor/reporter Jiggy Manicad, who represented the GMA News teams who covered Yolanda.

"This is for the survivors, the Filipinos and our unsinkable spirit. Philippines, Mabuhay!" Flores was quoted as saying after accepting the award. "Receiving this award is bittersweet for us at GMA Network because it is on the account of the suffering of Filipinos from Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda, the strongest typhoon to have made landfall," she added in a statement provided by GMA Network.

The Peabody Award is considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for print media, and the Oscar Awards for film.

On its website, the Peabody Awards cited GMA Network for "overcoming the challenges posed by a historic storm to provide coverage that was thorough, candid and compassionate.

Faced with daunting logistical challenges and sharing in the national shock and grief, GMA reporters and crews from State of the Nation with Jessica Soho, 24 Oras (24 Hours), Saksi (Eyewitness), 24 Oras Weekend and Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) provided desperately needed spot news coverage and information, gaining strength and perspective as they worked. They followed up with solid reporting and public-service broadcasts about the aftermath, heroic acts and relief efforts. The coverage includes footage of storm-surge rapids ripping through streets and apocalyptic winds decapitating houses that’s so close-up and intense that it’s a wonder the videographers survived,” it said.

The winning programs chronicled the GMA News teams’ detailed reportage of the typhoon from before it hit the Philippine area of responsibility to its unforgiving blows to the Visayas region and its painful aftermath.

We accept this with immense gratitude on behalf of the people of GMA News and Public Affairs who risked their lives to tell the story,” added Flores.

This is the fourth Peabody Award that GMA Network received on behalf of the Philippines. The network earned its first Peabody in 1999 for the I-Witness documentaries “Kidneys for Sale” and "Kamao" by Soho and for Jay Taruc’s child labor story on Brigada Siete. Kara David’s I-Witness episode "Ambulansyang de Paa" succeeded in 2010 followed by Reel Time’s "Salat" in 2013.

GMA is the only news and public affairs organization in the country to have received this prestigious award for excellence in broadcast journalism.

Along with GMA News in this year’s roster of winners are the series Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, three HBO documentaries, and twelve programs by the broadcaster PBS. Personalities present in the awarding ceremony included NBC anchor and special correspondent Tom Brokaw who received a personal award and Anthony Bourdain of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

The X-Men Joins TV5’s "Tropa Mo Ko Unli"


It’s an action-packed and riotous Saturday evening on TV5 as Tropa Mo Ko Unli spoofs one of the hottest summer movie blockbuster, the  X-Men.

The show’s spoof segment will be led by Alwyn Uytingco as Wolvering, Edgar Allan Guzman as Shyclops and Empoy as Night Caller. They will go up against the evil forces of Bagneto (Long Mejia).  And in rare appearance in front of the television, Tropa Mo Ko Unli director Monti Parungao joins in the fun.

Tropa Mo Ko Unli airs Saturday, 7:45pm, on TV5.

Doug Liman, From “The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” to “Edge of Tomorrow”


From Doug Liman, the acclaimed director of “The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” comes the exhilarating sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow” starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. 

In “Edge of Tomorrow,” the world is at war with an indefatigable alien force no army, let alone individual, can conquer, and the greatest battle is still to come. Countless men and women will fight and all will be lost to these “Mimics,” unless the United Defense Force’s least likely recruit can succeed in employing a most implausible strategy: Live. Die. Repeat.

In the film, Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, a military PR man who’s never been to the front line but who, thanks to his ill-advised threat to a four-star general, ends up trapped in an alien-induced time loop, fighting for his life…and death.

Doug Liman was drawn to the project by the extreme and extremely unusual circumstances in which Cage finds himself. “The concept of this really unique time loop hooked me in,” he says. “It opened everything up and created an opportunity to explore what was interesting about Tom’s character and to witness, day after day of the same day, what takes Cage to the brink. It also forces him to become not only the soldier, but the man, he has to be. When I find a project like this, that has a deeper meaning conveyed with tremendous action and great humor, that’s a movie I want to make.

Cage’s unusual situation stems from his first - and seemingly last - battle with an alien. He quickly loses, and should lose his life, but has the unique ability to “reset” the day, waking once again in the exact location, at the exact moment, he did that morning. Justifiably, utterly confused, Cage can’t understand why no one else seems to be aware of the horrific events that already happened. Rather, they are prepping for the very fight they unknowingly have already lost.

Liman expands, “Everybody else is going to keep doing the same thing; the only thing Cage has control over are his own actions.”

“Edge of Tomorrow” is based on the Japanese light novel All You Need is Kill, by author Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Producer Erwin Stoff was given the book by producer Tom Lassally, and immediately saw its potential as a film. “I knew it would make a fantastic large-scale feature,” Stoff recalls. “It’s exactly the kind of movie I love to make - big, exhilarating action with a really interesting narrative structure. I really liked the notion of someone being caught up in a war where the stakes are the very survival of humanity, and the character has to develop both the physical and emotional skillsets in order to make a difference.

Producer Jason Hoffs, whose Viz Media published the novel in the U.S., says, “I love heroic stories, and this one also had an elegant three-act dramatic structure, so it lent itself beautifully to the big-screen form.”

The unexpected pairing of two people wholly reliant on one another, despite only one of them being able to remember they’ve ever met, allowed for a good deal of humor, especially between Cage and Rita. Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie notes, “Cage begins as a self-serving media spin doctor who initially sees Rita as a means to an end. But she has unmatched combat experience and understands his situation better than he does - in short, she’s the key to ending his nightmare. Meanwhile, she starts every day wanting nothing to do with him.” Cage quickly realizes his usual charm won’t work on her, and he’ll have to find another way to win her over. “He must break through her carefully constructed emotional wall - over and over again.

I thought it was the most original screenplay about combat I had ever read,” remembers producer Jeffrey Silver. “I loved the really original way he keeps replaying the same day in this time loop, which often comes out in a very funny way, and I also felt it worked on the most basic, human level with characters who have a really unusual relationship.”

I had the most amazing collaborators on this film,” Liman raves. “In terms of scale, this is the biggest film I’ve ever made. I’ve never made a sci-fi movie, or a story about time travel, and this one has both and a lot more. Both on and off screen, everyone was completely committed to taking chances and making the most compelling film possible, and I think it really shows.”

 


Opening across the Philippines on June 5, “Edge of Tomorrow” will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Marian Rivera Dance Show Soon on GMA-7

Marian Rivera Dance Show Soon on GMA-7


After "Carmela," Marian Rivera is set to make her other dream come true - to star in her own musical-dance show simply titled "Marian".

How excited are you?

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Zack Snyder Announces Principal Photography of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Movie


Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

Cast of Jasmine, Trenderas, Beki Boxer and Confessions of a Torpe Invade SM Baliwag this Saturday in TV5 “Happy Ka Dito” Mall Tour


Jasmine Curtis Smith headlines TV5’s series of “Happy Ka Dito” mall shows this May and June. Joining her are other TV5 stars, including Trenderas lead stars composed of Katrina Velarde & Isabelle de Leon; Claire Ruiz, Aldred Gatchalian & Vin Abrenica of Beki Boxer; Confessions of a Torpe cast Mark Neumann, Bayani Agbayani and Wendell Ramos.

Soon starring in her self-titled suspense-drama series which will air on TV5 this June 1, Jasmine will surely delight mall-goers as she performs and interacts with her fans during the mall shows. Audiences will also be given a chance to watch the catch-up episodes of TV5’s shows in screenings that start at 1PM. There will also be exciting games, raffle prizes, and loads of fun with TV5’s stars.

The TV5 “Happy Ka Dito” mall tour continues this May 24 at SM Baliwag, followed by SM Lipa on May 31, SM Marikina on June 1, SM Pampanga on June 7, and culminating at The District Mall in Imus, Cavite on June 8.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Willie Revillame Returns; New Show to Air on GMA-7?

Source: Luigene Yanoria, YahooPH

After a series of downfalls and controversies including rumors about losing of up to P600 million in casino reason why he sold some of his properties like chopper, a midland property in Tagaytay Wil Event’s Place in Quezon City and his newly built Wil Tower Mall along Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City and the reported fall-out with his Wil Productions' business unit head Jay Montelibano, Willie Revillame himself confirmed in an interview on GMA-7’s Startalk on Sunday, May 18 that he is slated to return on primetime TV soon.

Basta babalik na po ako within three months, sigurado po ‘yan.” he said.

It was in October last year when TV5 pulled the plug on “Wowowillie” -  ending his three-year contract with the network that became his refuge when he left ABS-CBN. The Kapamilya network then launched a messy legal dispute against its former prized talent.

Nag-iipon lang ako ng mas maraming ideas. Gusto ko ‘yung masaya, ayoko ng malungkot. Gusto ko ‘yung opening, nagsasayawan,” Willie added.

He also hinted that he’s eyeing another primetime slot in a still unidentified channel (some speculates that it will be on Kapuso network where he did this announcement).

Ang napapanood natin sa news, puro na lang tayo corruption, puro patayan. Dapat sa gabi, habang kumakain ang pamilya sa hapag-kainan, ang pinanonood n'yo po ay mga good news.”

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World's Most Loved Toothless Returns in “How To Train Your Dragon 2”


Toothless, the dragon the world over loves is back in “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and recently graced this year’s Cannes Film Festival along with the rest of the stellar voice cast and director Dean DeBlois.

From DreamWorks Animation, the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “The Croods,” comes the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award®-nominated “How To Train Your Dragon,” based on the children’s book series by Cressida Cowell. In the thrilling second chapter of the epic trilogy, five years have passed since the heroic young Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) befriended an injured dragon and forever changed the way the residents of Berk interact with the fire-breathers. Now, Vikings and dragons live side-by-side in peace on the fantastical isle that has been transformed into a dragon’s paradise.

But when grown-up responsibilities loom on the horizon, Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless take to the skies in search of answers. It’s much more than he bargained for, though, when Hiccup discovers that a mysterious dragon rider is really his long-lost mother Valka (Academy Award®-winning actress Cate Blanchett) and that the peace between dragons and Vikings is threatened by the power-hungry Drago (Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou) with help from the dragon trapper Eret, son of Eret (“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington).

 


As Astrid (America Ferrera), Gobber (Craig Ferguson) and Viking friends Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T.J. Miller), lend their support, Hiccup, his mother and tribal chief father Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), must work together to protect the dragons they have grown to love. In the process, Hiccup finds the answers he has been looking for in ways he could never have imagined.

 


A Dream Works Animation presentation, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) opens June 11 in cinemas nationwide in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Viral Video: Here's How To Make Someone Surprisingly Happy the SPINNR Way


Taking a chance on something unfamiliar can turn out really awesome.

Sometime last week, Spinnr placed a random empty box in the middle of Alabang Town Center mall in Muntinlupa City with a ridiculous request of dropping P600 for no reason. 

After hours of waiting for someone to take a risk and drop the amount, one brave girl took the chance not knowing what she will get in return.

What happened girls surprised (and maybe envy) everyone. Watch below:



Yes, as you can see, she got various gadgets like an iPad, iPhone, speakers, a bag, Taylor Swift "Red Tour" concert tickets, and many more. Surely, she was a SPINNR Winnr!

So you might be wondering why SPINNR did that stunt? Simple - SPINNR, as what the video exemplifies, goes beyond streaming your favorite music, it's about the experience, your money's worth, its about getting so much more for just a small amount.

And why 600?

P600 is how much a year-long Spinnr VIP unlimited music subscription costs, one of the cheapest deals around.


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Lucky Star Wars Fans Around the World Can Now Join "Star Wars: Episode VII"; Find Out How


Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefitting the world’s most vulnerable children. 

To support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change, Disney has committed US $1 million, and fans can now contribute directly at Omaze.com/StarWars for a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The campaign runs from 12:01am PST on May 21stth until 11:59pm PST July 18th.

The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes: 

• Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
• Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
• Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
• Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII

"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” says director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects."

Star Wars continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to use their creativity to accomplish great things. Star Wars and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.

The Star Wars films were made through George Lucas's adventurous combination of technology and creativity,” says Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We wanted to honor and carry on that positive spirit as we start production on Episode VII and use Star Wars to make a difference in the world. Star Wars: Force for Change will help us do that, letting us give back to the fans who keep Star Wars alive, and raising much-needed funds for programs like UNICEF's Innovation Labs.”

By pledging support for Star Wars: Force for Change, fans are helping UNICEF create a brighter tomorrow for kids and families around the world. Through its global network of Innovation Labs, UNICEF helps create sustainable solutions to major issues facing children in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will help fund innovative, life-changing projects in communities around the globe.

"UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to help the world’s most vulnerable children and young people identify solutions and create change,” says Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Senior Advisor on Innovation and co-Lead of the Innovation Unit. “We work together with the greatest technologists and designers of our time to create open-source solutions that help millions of people. The support from Star Wars: Force for Change will help to bind these innovators together on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and create a better future.”

Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn more about this new charitable initiative and the work of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs, and be sure to enter through contribution or free entry for your chance to win at Omaze.com/StarWars. 

May the Force be with you!


About UNICEF

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.  For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org. Follow us on Twitter: @unicef and Facebook: UNICEF.


Star Wars: Force for Change Program: Restrictions and Limitations
 

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Void where prohibited.  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand.  Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.

Rewards are separate from sweepstakes prizes.  Rewards are limited in quantity. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. For free entry: (i) send post card to Sponsor at PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90408 by applicable mail date; or (ii) visit www.Omaze.com/StarWars.  Entrants may receive additional entries via Facebook.  Maximum number of entries: 10,000 per Entrant.  Travel and accommodations are at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability and change.  Winner and Guest may be required to pass a background screening or security check, to receive the prize and/or reward. Visa conditions may apply. All taxes are Winner’s responsibility. Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®.  Residents of certain territories may be required to successfully complete a trivia question to qualify.  For full entry requirements, details, limitations and restrictions see Official rules at www.Omaze.com/StarWars.   Sole Sponsor: Omaze, Inc., PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90408.

The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. vs. Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka “Featherweight Fury” Bout Airs on ABS-CBN


Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. will showcase an improved and more focused version of himself as ABS-CBN airs the special telecast of Top Rank Promotion’s “Featherweight Fury” event held in Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel on Sunday (June 1) at 10:15 AM.

Donaire (32-2) will challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka (26-2) to co-headline three featherweight title fights in the return of Top Rank to Macao.

Not only is Donaire physically ready after going back to his roots, inviting his father who introduced him to boxing as his new trainer, his loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux and close fight against Vic Darchinyan has given him renewed purpose as a boxer.

The second fight with Darchinyan made me realize that I wanted to be here,” said the 31-year-old Filipino in a recently held press conference. “With injuries in my body and injuries on my face, I still realized that I want to do this. This is what I want to do. I live for the joy of people watching me and that’s why I want to be here. I want to give everything that I’ve got for my fans and for my country and for the people that love boxing.”

“Featherweight Fury” will also feature the battle between champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (39-6-1) for the WBA interim featherweight and Evgeny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich’s (18-0) International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight title defense against Alexander Miskirtchian (24-2-1).

Catch the special telecast of “Featherweight Fury” on ABS-CBN Channel 2 in the morning of Sunday (June 1) at 10:15 AM and watch out for the same-day replay with undercard fights on ABS-CBN Sports+Action at 7 PM. Boxing fans can also watch the entire fight live via Skycable Pay-Per-View.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Xian Lim's Proves Versatility with the Release of Sophomore Album “XL2″


Star Records releases Xian Lim’s sophomore album titled “XL2″ that features three of his original compositions.

My second album is extra special and literally too personal because it carries three of my original songs,” said Xian, who launched his singing career on 2012 via his certified gold record, “So It’s You.”

Recording them really made the process more exciting and emotional at the same time. Because it gave me the chance to set the standards and put my full emotion in my renditions,” he explained.

Among Xian’s original songs are “Alay Ko Sa ‘Yo,” “Iibigin,” and “Kung ‘Di Sa Iyo” which was one of the official theme songs of the hit ABS-CBN drama series “Ina Kapatid Anak,” where he and Teleserye Princess Kim Chiu paired up.

Aside from Xian’s composition “XL2″ also features other original tracks “Di Bale,” “Keep In Mind,” “Ikaw Na,” “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,” and the carrier single “Pag May Time.”

Xian also covered the OPM classic, “Si Aida, si Lorna o si Fe” that was popularized by 80′s music icon Marco Sison.

“XL2” album is now available in record bars nationwide for only P250. The tracks can also be downloaded via iTunes, www.amazon.com, www.mymusicstore.com.ph and www.starmusic.ph.

For more information about Xian’s “XL2” album, visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

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ABS-CBN Removes “Wansapanataym” on Saturday Program Line-up

 
Beginning May 25, ABS-CBN’s award-winning fantasy-drama anthology “Wansapanataym” will air on its new schedule every Sunday, 6:45pm. 

And this Sunday, in the continuation of “Wansapanataym Presents My Guardian Angel,” the relationship of the characters of Andrea Brillantes and Raikko Mateo becomes more complicated after Ylia (Andrea) discovers that Kiko (Raikko) has super powers. Will Kiko admit to Ylia about his real identity even if it means losing his powers as an angel? 

Also featured in ‘My Guardian Angel’ are Mylene Dizon, Ejay Falcon, Ketchup Eusebio, Ruby Rubi, Gerard Pizarras, Abby Bautista, Racquel PareƱo, Lui Villaruz, Dale Badillo, Jovic Susim, and Vangie Martell. It is written by Joel Mercado and directed by Jon ‘Sponky’ Villarin. 

Don’t miss “Wansapanataym,” on its new schedule this Sunday, 6:45pm, before “The Voice Kids” in ABS-CBN. 

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

Pay Your Smart Bills Early and Bring Home a Gadget of Your Choice...for Free!


Just by paying their Smart phone bill in full and on time, Smart Postpaid subscribers will have the chance to win premium gadgets like iPhone 5s, LG Nexus 5 and a Sony Xperia L every month from May to July 2014.

To know more about these must-grab offer, visit http://smrt.ph/getlucky



 
Another amazing treat from the country's biggest and most reliable mobile network.

Fresh Gear Apparel Treats Social Media Influencers with Huge, Exciting Surprises

 Posted by RM Marcelo
Last friday May 16, 2014, Bloggers reunite for a fun and exciting shopping experience courtesy of Fresh Gear Apparel. 

This writer, and other selected social media influencers, had the chance to fit and bring home for free the outfit of our choice - from jeans, shirt, shorts, t-shirts. My favorite, I must say, is the white jeans and the maong polo because it perfectly blend with each other.




The event became more exciting  because of Fresh Gear's classy designs enough to make me a standout in numerous showbiz, fashion and social gatherings that I'm about to attend in the coming days. 




Watch out for the launch of the new fresh gear coming this August 2014, targeting the youth. But before it happens, Fresh Gear is set to tour different Universities around the Metro. So watch for it

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Sports5 Head Chot Reyes Puts 2014 Ad Summit Pilipinas Delegates in Awe


Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes left thousands of delegates in awe with his motivational speech at the recently concluded Ad Summit Pilipinas at the Subic Exhibition and Convention Center.

Coach Chot began by saying, "I was tasked with forming Gilas Pilipinas, the basketball team. Little did I know that I was building Gilas Pilipinas, the brand."

The five-time PBA Coach of the Year and Sports5 head likened the advertising industry to a basketball game, saying that scoring advertising three-pointers takes trust, effort, accountability and motivation (TEAM).

The foundation of good teamwork is trust. The coach should trust his players and vice versa. In business, one must forge strong trust-based relationships with your people,” said Coach Chot as he also gave insights on how he built Gilas Pilipinas for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship and cited its similarities to building an advertising team.

The Ad Summit attendees were clearly impressed by Coach Chot’s champion speech so that when he ended with his “Labang Pilipinas!” battlecry, the crowd echoed with a resounding “Puso!”

TV5 also had a strong presence at the Ad Summit as it presented its game-changing programming and digital convergence strategy, as discussed by TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan and showcased in the network’s interactive booth. In the TV5-sponsored dinner on May 8, the network raffled off premium items, cash prizes and a grand prize of P1 million.

Trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Released


Marvel has rolled out the main poster and trailer of its highly anticipated action-adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The new trailer may be viewed at Marvel Philippines' official youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJwID51gxsA&feature=youtu.be.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” 

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits - Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. 

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” opens in Philippine theaters on August 1, 2014.

“Gameday Weekend” Returns on Balls Channel Starting May 24


Balls Channel’s “Gameday Weekend” is back for another season encouraging viewers to tap into their inner weekend warriors and live an active lifestyle through the exploration of different sporting activities.

“Gameday Weekend” is a lifestyle-oriented sports show which features prominent athletes, popular sports, sportswear, fitness routines and more.

Returning to the “Gameday with Boom” spin-off are former Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles standout Gretchen Ho and veteran host and producer Mia Cabalfin. Joining them is Boom Gonzalez who is also a popular radio DJ and a regular commentator of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) games and the NBA Finals.

Learn from them as they interview experts about sports nutrition, sports-related injuries, treatment, and prevention in the segment “Quick Fix.” Get to know the weekend warrior side of celebrities who “do more” than their showbiz engagements in the (Rexona) “Do More” segment.

Meanwhile, Boom, Gretchen, and Mia go up-close and personal with famous athletes and sports champion in the segment "Gamechanger.”

Try out a new sport or revive your interest in an old one as the “Gameday Weekend” hosts learn and try on different sports with a guest athlete or coach in the segment “Playbook – Showdown.”

Finally, get to know the latest trend in sportswear, gears, gadgets, accessories, and more in the segment aptly named “SWAG.”

 


Don’t miss out on the first episode of “Gameday Weekend” on Saturday (May 24) at 7:00 p.m. on Balls Channel (SkyCable channel 34) and on ABS-CBN Sports+Action on Saturday (May 24) at 10:00 p.m.

The Ninja-inspired LEGO® Minifigures Featured in an All-New Adventure Movie “Ninjago”


Expanding the LEGO® brand’s cinema universe, Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the animated 3D action adventure “Ninjago” for release on September 23, 2016, it was announced today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Ninjago” is The LEGO Group’s hugely popular ninja-inspired line of building sets and minifigures that have gained their own legion of fans.

The film will be directed by Charlie Bean (TV’s “Tron: Uprising”), marking his feature directorial debut. It is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lord and Miller wrote and directed the smash hit “The LEGO Movie,” which was produced by Lin and Lee. Jill Wilfert, Seth Grahame-Smith, John Powers Middleton, James Packer and Steve Mnuchin are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley.

 In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “Following the huge success of ‘The LEGO Movie,’ we are very excited to build on the LEGO franchise. We know there are already ‘Ninjago’ collectors who can’t wait to see their favorite characters on the big screen. This promises to be a terrifically fun and thrilling entry into our Fall 2016 slate, with broad audience appeal.”

Kwan Vandenberg said, “As proven by the worldwide popularity of ‘The LEGO Movie,’ we know that the LEGO characters have a global fan base. ‘Ninjago’ is sure to delight international audiences of all ages with its own blend of action, adventure and humor.

Opening across the Philippines on Sept. 22, 2016, “Ninjago” is will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Video: Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador Ultimate Slapping Scene on The Legal Wife

Video: Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador Ultimate Slapping Scene on The Legal Wife


Here is a short clip of the intense catfight between Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador as Monica and Nicole in The Legal Wife #TLWTheRage episode on Wednesday night.


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