Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paolo Ballesteros and His Alter Egos Featured in Hollywood Websites, Fashion Magazines

With the magic of makeup, Eat Bulaga co-host Paolo Ballesteros has caught the fancy not only of the Eat Bulaga followers, local media and netizens but, recently, also foreign magazines, websites (USA Today, Cosmopolitan, etc.).

Paolo has been posting some pretty amazing and convincing makeup transformation photos on his Instagram account @pochoy_29 with very close resemblance to some famous international stars.

Here are some of this works:

Miley Cyrus

Jennifer Lawrence


Kim Kardashian



Katy Perry



Megan Fox



Ariana Grande



Tyra Banks






Taylor Swift



Julia Roberts








10 Reasons Why Watching 'THE JANITOR' Worth Your Time, Money, Effort

Now showing in theaters nationwide, the APT Entertainment produced action-packed movie "The Janitor" not only received an "A" rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB), it is also one of the highest-grossing and most talked-about entry in the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival because of its gripping, adrenaline-pumping action scenes that made Star Cinema immediately decide to seal the deal in distributing the film in the mainstream cinema.
Here are the 10 reasons why "The Janitor" should be the film to watch out for:

1. The Janitor is one of the most awarded films in the recently concluded Cinemalaya Film Festival.

2. The film stars two of the country’s most adorable leading men – Derek Ramsay and Dennis Trillo.

3. This is an ambitious and a perfect attempt to revive the police drama in the local film arena.

4. Derek Ramsay offers a refreshing treat as he plays his first ‘’kontrabida’’ role in a movie.

5. Philippine Cinema’s “Adonis” Mr. Richard Gomez plays a very special role in the film.

6. The film presents captivating performances from multi-awarded actors like Dante Rivero, Nicco Manalo and Irma Adlawan.

7. Mike Tuviera got a Best Director trophy for The Janitor.

8. The Janitor has a mind-blowing twist that the viewers would not love to miss.

9. The actors underwent training with a real mixed martial arts expert.

10. Curiosity – ever wonder why the movie is entitled The Janitor?

The Janitor assembles an A-list line-up of actors in its ensemble cast as led by Dennis Trillo, Derek Ramsay, Richard Gomez, Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Medina, Jerald Napoles, Sunshine Garcia and Nicco Manalo who gives a standout performance that every film buff shouldn’t miss.

Dramedy Movie 'This is Where I Leave You' Depicts the Heartfelt Joys and Pains of Family

Warner Bros. Pictures PR

From director Shawn Levy (“Real Steel”) comes the dramatic comedy “This is Where I Leave You” based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper.

It features a starring ensemble cast, including Golden Globe-winner Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (“30 Rock”); and two-time Oscar winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda (“Coming Home,” HBO’s “The Newsroom”).

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide - driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

The film also stars Adam Driver (“Girls”), Rose Byrne (“Bridesmaids”), Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”), Kathryn Hahn (“Parks and Recreation”), Connie Britton (“Nashville”), Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”), Dax Shepard (“Parenthood”), Debra Monk (“Damages”), Abigail Spencer (“Rectify”), and Ben Schwartz (“House of Lies”).

Filmmaker Shawn Levy’s response to This is Where I Leave You was heartfelt and immediate. “I loved it,” Levy recalls of his first time reading Jonathan Tropper’s richly entertaining, best-selling novel about love, loss, family, growing up, and getting on with the business of life. “It resonated for me in ways that were both comedic and deeply moving. There was something in its blend of humanity, warmth and humor that rang true, and I knew it was a movie I wanted to make, a story I wanted to share.”

It may seem like something of a departure for Levy, best known by moviegoers around the world for the blockbuster “Night at the Museum” films. “At the time, I was doing bigger, broader comedy, whereas this is more character-based and nuanced in its detail, so it had to be drawn with a finer brush,” he says.

“This is Where I Leave You” finds Levy still very much in the business of making people laugh, but this time those laughs spring from a more intimate place, as the film holds up a mirror to the kinds of emotional entanglements, conflicts and secrets, pitfalls, pratfalls and second chances in life that we can all relate to, as the ties that bind often tie us up in knots. “It’s a grounded, honest story about human behavior and connections that I think is as comfortable being funny as it is being poignant,” he adds.

The producers hired Tropper to write the screenplay for “This is Where I Leave You,” marking the first time the author has adapted his own work for the screen.

Says Tropper, “Working with Shawn and the producers, seeing other people get invested in these characters in a different way, and then seeing the actors make them their own; it’s been an exciting process.”

For those who loved the story and will be rediscovering it on the big screen, he adds, “I’ve always been a big movie fan and I look at movies as a very different animal, so it wasn’t really hard to take apart the book and find the movie inside of it. It’s the same message and the same story. The hardest part was finding the balance between what people would find fun and entertaining and, at the same time, wanting them to be touched by its underlying themes.”

Throughout, Tropper worked closely with Levy, who felt, “It was my job to honor the novel. Much of my process was reminding Jonathan of the beauty of his prose and importing ideas, or lines, or whole scenes from the novel.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever followed my gut as faithfully as I did in the pursuit of this book, and this story, and really in every decision I made during the making of this movie,” the director continues. “The reason I wanted to make it was because it’s so inspirational and warm-hearted and redeeming in ways that I like movies to be.”

Opening across the Philippines on November 12, 2014, “This is Where I Leave You” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Wattpad Presents 'Almost a Cinderella Story' Airs October 13 on TV5

 Wattpad Presents PR

Every girl dreams of one day being a Cinderella whose prince searches for her after she runs away from their magical moment at the strike of 12. TV5 presents a new twist to the well-loved fairytale with “Almost a Cinderella Story”. This fourth kilig offering of the week-long mini-series of  WATTPAD PRESENTS stars Eula Caballero and Carl Guevarra, who will surely make viewers laugh and fall in love in the much-awaited TV adaptation of the popular Wattpad story.

WATTPAD PRESENTS’ “Almost a Cinderella Story” depicts a fairytale-like love story as re-lived in this era by Ekang (Eula Caballero) and her prince’s quest of finding her. Fall in love all over again with the modern yet hilarious twist to the timeless fairytale as Carl Guevarra’s character, Alden, goes on a journey to look for his own Cinderella, who is no other than Ekang – who makes the embarrassing blunder of leaving behind not her glass slippers for her prince to find but, of all things, her dentures!

Written by Soju, “Almost a Cinderella Story” initially became popular in Wattpad’s dynamic and interactive community of readers and writers around the world, where it was registered over 600,000 reads. Its pocket book edition was also well-received by its followers and readers after it was published by LIB Creatives Publishing.

Joining this romantic-comedy mini-series are Carmi Martin, Marvelous Alejo, Artista Academy scholar Chris Leonardo, Star Factor finalist Christine Serrano, Jhayvot Galang, and Danes Lee.

WATTPAD PRESENTS “Almost a Cinderella Story’ airs from Monday to Friday at 7:30PM, starting October 13 only on TV5.

World-Class Artists Gary V., Jed Madela and Angeline Quinto Perform in TFC 'Galing ng Filipino' in Singapore this October

As part of the year-long celebration of The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) 20th anniversary and showcase of the “Galing” or greatness of Filipinos  all over the world, the premier network brings another momentous event, “Galing ng Filipino: A TFC 20 Celebration” on October 25, Saturday at The Star Theatre in Singapore.

Kapamilyas in the Lion City will surely be in for a grand treat as TFC’s 20th year Ambassador and Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, Hollywood Performing Arts Hall of Famer Jed Madela, and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs Angeline Quinto dazzle with their world-class performances in a night full of extravaganza.  The artists will be joined by sexy host and comedienne, Giselle Sanchez.  

ABS-CBN Asia Pacific Managing Director Ailene Averion expresses her utmost excitement on TFC’s third major event in Singapore since the record-breaking “ASAP in Singapore” in 2012 and the much anticipated “Be Careful With My Heart Singapore tour” in 2013.   Averion said, “The ‘Galing ng Filipino’ event will not only feature and celebrate world-class, Filipino talents but also pay tribute to our kababayans in Singapore.  Through hard work and dedication, they have made their mark in one of the more globalized and diverse countries but have remained connected to the homeland.”  Averion adds,“’Galing ng Filipino’ is dedicated to these new breed of heroes and how they continue to make us proud.”


Celebrate the “Greatness of the Filipino” and be part of the “Galing ng Filipino: A TFC 20 Celebration” this October 25, Saturday at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore.  Gates open at 5 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. 

The one night extravaganza and the world-class performances are presented by Western Union and Cebu Pacific, in cooperation with Hello Asia, Jollibee Padala, Camella Homes, Philippine Airlines, Pag-ibig fund, RCBC Telemoney, Metro Remittance (Singapore) Pte.Ltd., Academy of Rock, Megaworld, GoldMed, and Philippine National Bank (PNB) Singapore Branch.

Ticket prices for guaranteed seats are at 55 SGD, 70 SGD, and 90 SGD.  Tickets can be purchased from, via the Ticketbooth hotline: 6296-2929, or from any authorized Ticket booth outlets (nearest for kababayans is in Tanglin Mall near Lucky Plaza).  For a complete list of tickets, visit the Ticketbooth website.


For more updates, visit or follow @KapamilyaTFC on twitter and Instagram.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Dominic Roque Poses as Big Threat to James Reid and Nadine Lustre Loveteam

Wansapanataym: My App Boyfie PR

The relationship of James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s characters will be put to the test in the continuation of their “Wansapanataym” special titled "My App Boyfie," which also features Dominic Roque.

This weekend (October 11 and 12), Jowa (James) begins to feel jealous now that Anika (Nadine) is getting closer to her ultimate crush at school Melvin (Dominic).

Who will Anika choose to be with - Melvin, whom she has admired for so long, or her "app boyfie" Jowa, who has made her feel how it was like to have a real boyfriend?

Also featured in “Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie” are Cherie Gil, Malou Crisologo, Ingrid dela Paz, Jazz McDonald, Marco Pingol, and Elise Joson. It is written by Noreen Capili and directed by Jojo Saguin.

The original story book for Filipino kids “Wansapanataym” is under the production of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,” “Ina Kapatid Anak,” and “Juan dela Cruz.”

Don’t miss the continuation of James, Nadine, and Dominic’s “Wansapanataym” special this Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” and Sunday, 7PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. 

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

An Unusual Story of Betrayal and Infidelity Between Jason Abalos, Kaye Abad and Erich Gonzales Begins in TFC Worldwide Next Week

 TFC Press Release
What if the mistress becomes the legal wife, and the legal wife becomes the mistress?  Find out on Monday, October 13 (Tuesday, October 14 in Australia, New Zealand, and Guam) as The Filipino Channel (TFC) presents a different story of betrayal and infidelity in the local adaptation of the hit Korean drama “Two Wives” top billed by Kaye Abad as Yvonne, Jason Abalos as Victor, and Erich Gonzales as Janine.

Yvonne, a loving mother to her son, thought that she is lucky to have a perfect family with her husband, Victor.  But their happy marriage will suddenly change as single mother Janine enters the picture.

Victor and Janine will start to have a forbidden romance when Janine hires Victor to pretend as the father of her daughter.  The single mom loves her child so much that she is willing to pay a huge amount of money monthly to someone who can stand as her husband and a father to her child.  As their love affair blossoms, Victor turns cold towards his first wife, Yvonne.

Yvonne will discover her husband’s secret and will be devastated even more when Victor files for an annulment just to be with her mistress.  How far can Yvonne go just to restore her trampled dignity and keep her family complete?  Will she fight for the man who is legally hers in the first place?  How will Janine keep Victor in her loving arms?

“Two Wives” is a remake of a well-loved Korean series aired in the Philippines in 2012 and was one of the first series that tackled the sensitive and timely issue of infidelity.

Do not miss the premiere of “Two Wives” on Monday, October 13 (Tuesday, October 14 in Australia, New Zealand, and Guam) on TFC worldwide.  Catch the premiere via TFC’s official online service, right after its Philippine airing and via its video-on-demand (Internet Protocol television or IPTV) service available in U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Connect with fellow global Filipinos, visit or follow @KapamilyaTFC on twitter and Instagram for more updates.

Disney "Tomorrowland" Movie Trailer Arrives Online

Disney has just revealed the first “Tomorrowland” trailer for director Brad Bird’s mystery adventure film.

Check out the trailer HERE.

“Tomorrowland” stars two-time Academy Award-winner George Clooney, Hugh Laurie (“Monsters vs. Aliens”), Britt Robertson (“Under The Dome”), Raffey Cassidy (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) and Thomas Robinson (“The Switch”).

The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “The Incredibles”). Damon Lindelof (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Prometheus”) and Jeffrey Chernov (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”

Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”).

Opening across the Philippines on May 20, 2015, “Tomorrowland” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Radyo5 Taxi Squad Expands its Influence Nationwide

Radyo5 Press Release

There is definitely no stopping Radyo5 Taxi Squad from continuing and further strengthening its unique role as the country’s pioneer and game-changer for vigilant citizen journalism ‘on wheels’. Positioned as the Kapatid Network’s “extra eyes and ears” of news while they navigate the streets, the Taxi Squad has already been proven to be a useful source of breaking news for TV, radio and online.

With the continued growth of its membership base, not to mention the very positive feedback from valued sponsors and listeners,  Radyo5 recently integrated a regular Taxi Squad news segment which  zeros-in on traffic,  flooding and road accidents happening in major and secondary roads.

The Taxi Squad news segment is integrated in Radyo5’s drive-time programs, such as “Orly Mercado All Ready” and “Punto Asintado” for the morning rush hour;  “Cristy Ferminute and “Remoto Control”  for the after-office rush.  What makes their take unique is their offering of reliable alternative routes and motoring tips that ultimately benefit motorists and commuters. After all, who else knows the nooks and crannies of Metro roads than the cab drivers?

The Radyo5 Taxi Squad also goes full-swing at the regional level where a recruitment activity was recently held in Park Mall Mandaue City.  Notwithstanding the lashing of Typhoon Mario which caused floods and class suspension, more than 160 taxi drivers were installed as the “eyes” and “ears” of Radyo5 101.9 News FM in Cebu.   Highlighting the network’s commitment to cause journalism beyond news, the members were first given a coaching session on how to identify and report news-worthy incidents. This was then followed by an oath-taking session where the Taxi Squad’s Code of Conduct was reinforced. This includes being honest, service-oriented, vigilant, intelligent, law-abiding motorists who do not disrespect, refuse nor overcharge passengers.

The participants were touched with the special treats prepared for them by Radyo5 Cebu - actually, a first for most of them.   This included free medical check-up, haircut and massage, lunch and snacks, and loads of freebies from valued sponsors.  Entertainment from local shows such as “The Gud, the Bad and the Agley”, “Guardian Blade” and “BTS”  also left them in stitches.  

Ako ay lubusang nagpapasalamat sa Radyo5 at kami ay binibigyan ng pagpapahalaga.  Bukod sa kanilang pagpapa-alala sa katapatan na hinihingi ng aming trabaho, kami din ay kinikilala na mahalagang partner sa pagbabalita.  Sabi nga nila – kami ang “mata” at “tenga”, shared by taxi driver Edwin Ruiz in Cebuano.  Leaving in high spirits, the new members look forward to contributing tips and advisories in their regular news segment beginning October 2014.

And finally, Radyo5 Taxi Squad is also all geared up in Davao, where a Caravan is set to be held this October 22 – 23 in the garages of the biggest cab companies in Davao. Interested participants, both newly-recruited and renewing members, will undergo a seminar about road rules and proper by the LTO, as well as an orientation about Philhealth and an exclusive news reporting seminar led by News5’s Davao reporter Paolo Anota.

Since it was first launched in 2011, the Taxi Squad, widely known to be the country’s biggest and fastest-growing community of volunteer taxi drivers who serve as citizen journalists as they navigate the streets, has currently amassed to a growing 1,100-strong members.

Radyo5 Taxi Squad is supported by Talk N’Text, year round.

For any questions and inquiries about Radyo5’s Taxi Squad and its upcoming activities, please contact the hotline +63939-166-1443.

'Big Hero 6' Features an Action-Packed Bonding Adventure Between a Boy and His Robot

 Walt Disney Studios PR

Disney showcases the bond between a boy and his robot in the action-packed big-screen adventure, “Big Hero 6.”

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”), “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

Hiro’s older brother Tadashi has created this cutting-edge robot Baymax who’s designed to take care of people,” says director Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”). “Baymax’s one programmed desire is ‘How can I help?’ He’s filled with compassion. And Hiro is a teenager who has lost his way—their personalities play off each other in a way that is both funny and heartwarming.”

When a devastating turn of events catapults Hiro into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, he turns to Baymax—his closest companion—and transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

The story follows the emotional journey between Hiro and Baymax after the tragic passing of Hiro’s brother,” says director Chris Williams (“Bolt”). “Hiro grows really close to the robot, finds new hope in him and emerges from his despair.”

Producer Roy Conli (“Tangled”) says that family—the kind that you’re born with and the kind you find—is at the core of the movie. “It’s a powerful theme that audiences relate to,” says Conli. “The nuances of the relationships in deeply emotional films like ‘Bambi’ or ‘The Lion King’ are so interesting. There’s something about these stories that can really touch people.”

“Big Hero 6” features the voices of an extraordinary ensemble cast, including Maya Rudolph (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) as Aunt Cass, James Cromwell (“Babe”) as Professor Robert Callaghan, Damon Wayans Jr. (“Happy Endings”) as Wasabi, T.J. Miller (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) as Fred, Alan Tudyk (“Tell”) as Alistair Krei, Jamie Chung (“Once Upon A Time”) as Go Go Tomago, Genesis Rodriguez (“Identity Thief”) as Honey Lemon and Daniel Henney (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) as Tadashi, with Ryan Potter (“Supah Ninjas”) as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”) as Baymax.

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring adrenaline-pumping action, heartfelt emotion and plenty of humor, “Big Hero 6” hits Philippine theaters in 3D on November 5, 2014.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Most Beautiful Kathryn Bernardo Photos on CHALK Magazine Most Beautiful Issue this October

ABS-CBN Publishing PR
Kathryn Bernardo is back in the cover of Chalk Magazine, and oh, she’s more beautiful than ever! Looking fresh in her short locks, Kathryn proves that real beauty needs #nofilter at all.

In an industry where beauty matters and celebrities are constantly under the critical eyes of the viewers, it is easy to give in to the pressure, but Kathryn’s charisma goes beyond just having a pretty face. Her kindness and simplicity matches her great looks, making her even more endearing to her fans.
Know her own definition of beauty in Chalk’s cover story, “Kathryn Bernardo: #nofilter”.

This month’s issue, also being the biggest beauty issue ever, Chalk gives its readers the best fool-proof beauty products gathered by Beauty Editor Michelle Alejandro in her “Chalk Beauty Awards 2014: Making the Grade” feature, which tackles everything from hair care products and makeup to skincare and nail essentials.

Meanwhile, Fashion Editor Kate Paras dishes out how to go daring in fiery red ensembles that she personally picked out for this month’s “Red Hot” fashion editorial.

Read up as well on real stories about the current craze on Tinder and know its impact on virtual life in Chalk’s “To Tinder Or Not To Tinder?” story.

A special offering for the month also comes in “Be #bodyhappy,” where Chalk gathered six girls who proudly embrace their imperfections, turning self-conscious to confident and beautiful.

Lifestyle Editor Barry Viloria also gives readers “The Chalk Guide to the City’s Best Beauty Spots” this month, complete with service recommendations and price points to choose from to perfectly suit each reader’s needs.

All that and more are in Chalk’s most beautiful October issue, out in newsstands and magazine stores now.

Nadine Samonte Transfers to ABS-CBN, Topbills TV Drama Special Opposite JM de Guzman

Former Kapuso actress turned Kapatid Nadine Samonte is now a Kapamilya and is set to star in a TV drama special opposite JM de Guzman.

Nadine, will be seen in this Saturday's special episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya" titled "Twists Of Love" where she plays as Rachel, who helped Joeven (JM de Guzman) avoid his gay admirer when she agreed to pretend as his girlfriend but later develop real feelings for him.

Check out the trailer below:

"Maraming salamat po sa pagtiwala sakin na makapag guest sa napakagandang show na dati ay pinapangarap ko lang," she said in her Instagram post. 

Directed by Nuel Naval, the episode also stars Neil Coleta, Karen Reyes, Almira Muhlach, Paco Evangelista, Elaine Quemel, Kim Molina, Dawn Jimenez, and Aina Solano.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK” every Saturday, 8PM, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” 

Vice Ganda on Hunger Strike After FEU's Lost to NU Bulldogs on Game 2 of UAAP Season 77 Finals

Vice Ganda, a Far Eastern University graduate, took seriously his alma mater's lost to National University in the Game 2 of the UAAP Season 77 Men's Basketball finals.

The FEU Tamaraws failed to score their second win against NU Bulldogs, 62-47,  on Wednesday, October 8.

Also famous for creating hit comedic videos on Instagram, Vice Ganda, this time, throws a tantrum when told by his assistant that dinner is ready. "Talo ang FEU! Walang kakain!" he shouts as he throws pillows across the room. Check out below:


As of this writing, the said video already scored more than 40,000 likes and over 2,500 comments.

Action-Packed Movie 'THE JANITOR' Opens in Theaters Nationwide Starting October 8

APT Entertainment, Inc. partners with Star Cinema  for  the mainstream theatrical release of the award-winning-action-packed movie "The Janitor."

The Janitor is directed by Michael Tuviera and it was part of the Director’s Showcase category (Full Length Feature) of the 10th Film Festival or Cinemalaya X which happened last August in Metro Manila. With a script co-written by Tuviera with Aloy Adlawan, The Janitor earned rave reviews in Cinemalaya X as it bagged several major awards from the festival including Best Director for Michael Tuviera, Best Screenplay for Tuviera and Adlawan, Best Editing for Tara Illenberger, Best Sound for Mike Idioma, and Best Supporting Actor for Nicco Manalo.

The Janitor is a gripping, adrenaline-pumping action-thriller centered on former cop Crisanto Espina who was dishonorably discharged from the force due to a fatal mistake he committed. A bank robbery goes horribly wrong as the bank’s employees are found massacred in what ultimately becomes the most scandalous crime of the year. The local police department is put under great pressure to catch the perpetrators and Espina is brought in to clean up the mess. Taking orders from his former boss and now commanding officer Rudy Manapat, Espina is tasked with eliminating the suspects one by one. As Espina diligently executes his orders while dealing with his personal demons, he begins to realize that the whole circus of the investigation will eventually consume him and make him question his own brand of justice.

Director Michael Tuviera is a natural born storyteller who has been directing for more than 18 years. Tuviera is the very first Filipino citizen to have been accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema-Television Production Program where he earned his Master’s Degree in 2004. The Janitor is his very first entry in Cinemalaya.

Award-winning dramatic young actor Dennis Trillo, on the other hand, delivers a first-rate performance as he plays the role of Crisanto Espina. “I was instantly drawn to the story and characters created by Direk Mike,” says Dennis. “I’m a huge fan of the action-thriller genre and it is an honor and a blessing to be part of this unforgettable movie.”

 Cinemalaya Independent Aside from Trillo, The Janitor assembles an A-list line-up of actors in its
ensemble cast as led by Richard Gomez, Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Medina, Jerald Napoles, Sunshine Garcia and Nicco Manalo who gives a standout performance that every film buff shouldn’t miss.

The Janitor opens in mainstream cinemas nationwide starting today, October 8.

Kapuso Trending Loveteam Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia Featured in 'Seasons of Love: Soulmate, Soulhate'

GMA Network, on Monday, have launched its newest romantic pre-primetime series called "Seasons Of Love".

"Seasons of Love" features four different love stories that will run from Monday - Thursday for the whole month of October.

On its pilot episode this week titled "Soulmate, Soulhate," Philippine showbiz' next big loveteam Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia will play roles far different with the characters you see in them in the family-drama series "My Destiny".

In "Soulmate, Soulhate," Ruru plays Rusty the playboy campus heartthrob while Gabbi plays the very kikay Gracia. 

Set in location at UP Los Baños Campus, the series revolves around Rusty and Gracia who switch personalities when a meteor shower occurs. After spending so much time together, the two become fond of each other and eventually fall in love.

Directed by the award-winning actress-director Gina Alajar, "Soulmate, Soulhate," will air until Thursday, October 9, before 24 Oras on GMA-7.

Cast of 'Angry Birds' Movie Revealed

Hollywood's sought-after comedians Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage join together for the much-anticipated animated comedy movie of the year - Angry Birds, The Movie!

Over the past 48 hours, fans of Angry Birds have discovered a reveal within the game: by slinging one billion birds, fans had the chance to unlock the voice cast and get a sneak peek at the new look of the characters of the Angry Birds feature film.

Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, last year’s comedy hit We're the Millers) will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem. Josh Gad, in his first animated role since the global smash hit Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride (This is the End) portrays the volatile Bomb. Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) has joined the pork side, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) will play Matilda, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will play the legendary Mighty Eagle.

In the supporting roles, Keegan-Michael Key (Comedy Central’s Key & Peele), Kate McKinnon (TV's Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Emmy winner for Veep, Arrested Development), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Cristela Alonzo (ABC’s upcoming Cristela), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Grammy nominee and Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla), who have over 30 million YouTube subscribers, will bring an extra kick to this angry flock.
John Cohen, producer of the film said, “I’m extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they’re surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent – these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we’re thrilled to have them all on board.”

Dwight Caines, president, Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, said, “With two and a half billion gamers around the world, Angry Birds is one of those brands that can drive massive fan engagement. That’s why we wanted to bring this unlock to the fans first. Our filmmakers are cooking up a hilarious movie, and we know these fans can’t wait to see how they’re going to bring the Angry Birds’ story to life on the big screen of movie theaters.”

We heard limbs and dialogue were all the rage in modern animation so we went all in. Not just one, but all of our characters have legs and wings! Except for the pigs, that is,” added Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio.

The upcoming movie marks Rovio’s first foray into feature films, although fans have already been introduced to the Angry Birds world with the weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series. Rovio launched the series last year through its Angry Birds game, as well as on select video-on-demand channel providers, Smart TVs, connected devices, and on select TV networks around the world. Paving the way for a full-length feature film, Angry Birds Toons has been a massive success for Rovio and has surpassed more than three billion views in its first 18 months.

Set to debut in the US on July 1, 2016, Angry Birds is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel. The film is written by Jon Vitti. The film, which will be distributed globally by Sony Pictures, is produced by Rovio, and the Academy Award®-winning visual effects and animation company Sony Pictures Imageworks, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., is the animation facility for the production.

Star Wars Fans Unite! Join the “Star Wars Reads Day Philippines 2014” at Glorietta 5 on October 11

Celebrate reading and literacy, Star Wars-style! Join the “Star Wars Reads Day Philippines 2014” on Saturday, Oct. 11, Glorietta 5 Atrium, for a fun day of arts and crafts, gaming, storytelling, stormtroopers and more! Event starts at 1 p.m. and admission is free to the public.

Meet the characters of Star Wars! You can hang out with the clone troopers, stormtroopers, snowtroopers and biker scouts from the Philippine Outpost of the 501st Legion, and the Jedi of the Bagong Pag-Asa of the Rebel Legion. We hear some Sith Lords and bounty hunters are dropping by. And maybe a pair of feisty droids too. Bring your cameras!

Make sure to visit the exhibit at Kapow! Universe on the second floor of Glorietta 5. That one opens on October 7, so the star Wars fun starts even before the big day.

Looking for other things to do? There will be demos of Star Wars tabletop games: Star Wars the Card Game and X-Wing Miniature Game. This will be hosted by True Blending Gamers.

If you're feeling creative, sign up for arts and crafts, sponsored by Bic. You can make your own Droid, make a rainbow-colored Sith Lord, or design a lightsaber of your own.

Star Wars Reads Day Philippines 2014 is sponsored by Ayala Malls (, co-presented by Filbar's Online (, the Philippine Outpost ( of The 501st Legion (, and Bic, in cooperation with The Rebel Legion: Bagong Pag-Asa Outpost ( and the Pinoy R2 Builders Club.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Can Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino's Love Prevail Against Their Enemies in 'Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon' Finale this Friday?

Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon PR

“Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon” will shock TV viewers with highly emotional scenes and heart-pounding revelations in its last week as the ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime drama series, starring Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino, airs its final episode this Friday (October 10).

As everyone finds out that she is still alive, Rose (Bea) gets closer to finding the real mastermind behind the death of her father Henry (Chinggoy Alonzo) and her former lawyer Emmanuelle (also portrayed by Bea).

Can Rose still succeed in her mission now that Carlos (Tonton Gutierrez) and Sasha (Maricar Reyes) already knows who she really is? How will she and Patrick (Paulo) protect their families from danger when they discover that Carlos is Muerte, the notorious criminal whom they have been searching for? In the end, what will prevail - justice or cruelty?

“Sana Bukas PaAng Kahapon” is under the production of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,” “Ina Kapatid Anak,” and “Juan dela Cruz.” It is directed by Trina Dayrit and Jerome Pobocan.

Don’t miss the finale of “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon” this Friday on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more information about “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon,” visit the show’s official social media accounts at, _TV, and

Interstellar: What You Need to Know About the Biggest Futuristic Thriller Movie Bares in Latest Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures PR

 A manned spacecraft finally travels beyond the solar system in the new trailer of Christopher Nolan’s futuristic thriller “Interstellar” starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. 

The trailer may be viewed below:

“Interstellar” brings to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Christopher Nolan and an existing script by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

The film chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The film’s prestigious cast also includes Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo and Ellen Burstyn.
Opening across the Philippines on Nov. 6, 2014 in theaters and IMAX®, “Interstellar” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Joshua Garcia Reveals Reason Why He Gave Up on Jane Oineza

Joshua Garcia, during Sunday's episode of Gandang Gabi, Vice revealed the reason why he decided not to continue courting Kapamilya young actress Jane Oineza after their Twitter-trending romance inside Pinoy Big Brother house.

The former "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" housemate said he had a change of heart when De La Salle University Green Archers star player Jeron Teng entered the Big Brother house to greet Jane on her 18th birthday.

"Nung nasa loob pa lang po nung pumasok si Kuya Jeron, 'yun parang alam ko na mayroon talagang relasyon na malalim. Nakita ko po 'yon," he explained. Adding, "Kaya po nung paglabas, friends ...friends nalang po kami."

'Magic Mike XXL' Reunite Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias

Warner Bros. Entertainment PR

“Magic Mike” stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias are reuniting for the hotly anticipated sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” which recently began production, for director Gregory Jacobs. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joining the returning cast, in brand new roles, will be Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” franchise), Donald Glover (“Community”), Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”), Andie MacDowell (“Footloose”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Gotham”) and Michael Strahan (“Live with Kelly and Michael”).
The new film will be directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”), who served as a producer on “Magic Mike,” as well as numerous features in a long-running collaboration with Steven Soderbergh. “Magic Mike XXL” also reunites “Magic Mike” producers Nick Wechsler, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin, with a screenplay by Carolin. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first film, will executive produce.

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “‘Magic Mike’ was a tremendous crowd-pleaser, scoring with critics and audiences across the board. We look forward to continuing the magic with so many of the talented individuals who made that film such a success - both in front of and behind the camera - and welcome these wonderful additions to the cast.”

Stated Kroll, “‘Magic Mike’ delighted audiences everywhere with a fun and fascinating glimpse into a world few people ever see, becoming both a critical and commercial triumph. We’re thrilled to bring these memorable characters back to the big screen, along with some exciting new ones, in a story that will take them even further.

Opening across the Philippines on July 08, 2015, “Magic Mike XXL” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Tazmania Crew 2014 and Mystique Win Talentadong Pinoy 2014

On Saturday, October 4, two world-class Pinoy acts claimed their well-deserved fame and slots in the upcoming Ultimate Talentado Grand Finals stage of the original Pinoy talent search program "Talentadong Pinoy 2014".

Tazmania Crew 2014, a dance group composed of more than 10 members impressed talent scouts Derek Ramsay, Gelli de Belen, Richard Gutierrez, Arnell Ignacio, K Brosas and Antoinette Taus with their unique and breathtaking dance routines that put them as the first Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famer.

Meanwhile,  with her "monstrous, unforgettable, death-defying, winning acrobatic performance," Mystique earned the heart of Robin Padilla who awarded her with P50,000 and a slot in the competition's Grand Finals this December.

#TalentadongPinoy2014 airs every Saturday, 7pm, on TV5. For more updates, like Talentadong Pinoy 2014 on:

Twitter: @TalentadoTV5 

Alex Gonzaga Gets a No Kiss, No Touch Order

 Pure Love PR

Alex Gonzaga's character in ABS-CBN's top-rating primetime drama series "Pure Love" gets a "No touch! No kiss!" warning from Scheduler (portrayed by Matt Evans), especially now that she and Dave (Joseph Marco) have a silent understanding about their romantic feelings for each other.

Scheduler's new rule arose from the fact that Dave now knows that the only girl he loves, Diane (Alex), is just inhabiting the body of Ysabel (Yen Santos). He wants Diane to realize that he knows her secret, and that she should still respect the body she is inhabiting.

How can Diane and Dave take their special friendship to the next level if they cannot express their feelings to each other? With a newfound love, will Diane become more hopeful that she'll capture her second pure love tear, which she needs to live again?

A local adaptation of the well-loved 2011 Korean TV series “Pure Love,” it highlights the value of true love and the strong ties that bind a Filipino family.

Continue to discover the real value of love and family in primetime’s newest sensation, “Pure Love,” weeknights before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. 

For more updates, log on to, follow @PureLovePH on Twitter, and “like” the show’s official Facebook page at

GMA-7 Halloween Series 'Elemento' Premieres October 10

In time for the Halloween season, GMA Network launches horror fantasy series called "Elemento".

Premieres this October 10 at 5:45pm, Elemento features creatures from Philippine myths and legends come to life … but with a twist, showing unexpected characteristics that will surely surprise the audience.

Shot as mini feature films by acclaimed horror director Topel Lee, the four-part series tells the fascinating stories of four elementals and their unique relationships with human children: a manananggal in the air, a kapre representing the earth, a river fairy protecting the water and a black dwarf with the power of fire.

Starring Glaiza de Castro as Esperanza with Valerie Concepcion and Maria Isabel Lopez and child actors Carl Acosta and Nourish Icon Lapuz

Esperanza (played by Glaiza de Castro), a pediatrician and devoted mother of two, harbors a deep, dark secret. At the stroke of midnight, she transforms … into a manananggal! But instead of eating fetuses like the rest of her family, she flies through the skies rescuing abused children. Chaos begins when her evil sister Lucila comes looking for her in the big city and discovers how much Esperanza has changed.

Starring Bodjie Pascua, Ping Medina, Irma Adlawan and Lou Veloso with child actors Joshen Bernardo, Kyle Ocampo, Milkah Nacion and Micko Laurente

The town of San Benito has always been protected by their resident Kapre Itim, guardian of the mango trees who have saved townsfolk from countless floods. But when a young developer decides to cut down the trees for his new subdivision, Itim is forced to fight back … with the help of his young friends.

Starring Solenn Heussaff as Pandora with Carlos Agassi as her love interest and teen actors Liane Valentino and John Paul Mesde

A first born male dies in the Wawa River every month … supposedly drowned by the mysterious and beautiful Wawa river fairy Pandora (played by Solenn Heussaff). Elemento tells the story of Pandora’s revenge against men and the love that finally puts an end to her curse.

Starring Rochelle Pangilinan with Pekto as the black dwarf Bambolito with child actress Marjorie Orteo

Strange things start to happen when an Aeta mother (played by Rochelle Pangilinan) comes to work as the cook in a very old house, bringing her young daughter Anya with her. The house’s resident black dwarf befriends the dark-skinned child … and gives her the power of fire. But Anya finds this gift very, very difficult to control.

Bradley Cooper is 'American Sniper' Video

Warner Bros. Pictures PR

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have just unveiled the teaser trailer of “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood. 

Check out "American Sniper" trailer below:

In the film, U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper) is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning home, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper heads the cast, which also includes Sienna Miller (HBO’s “The Girl”), Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban, Keir O’Donnell, Cory Hardrict, and Erik Ladin.

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) is directing “American Sniper” from a screenplay by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwan. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one.

The film is being produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (“Changeling”); Oscar®-nominated production designer James J. Murakami (“Changeling”) and production designer Charisse Cardenas; Oscar®-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”) and editor Gary D. Roach; and costume designer Deborah Hopper.

Opening across the Philippines on January 21, 2015, “American Sniper” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Edward Benosa on Spotlight: Star Records Newest Gem to Release Debut Album Soon

Most performers nowadays bank on their looks, personality to get fans' attention. But to carry a tune? Surely, out of their league.

Some can undeniably sing and dance, but lacks with pleasing appeal on stage.

Thank God for upcoming recording star Edward Benosa, the newest Star Records artist, who is about to release his debut album "Iingatan Ka, Edward Benosa" very soon!

A product of talent reality search such as Starstruck Season 5 and The Voice of the Philippines, this 24-year-old charming hunk pop/balladeer who looks like every inch a star can be easily mistaken for his musical influences Michael Bolton, Rod Steward, John Legend, Gary Valenciano and Ogie Alcasid. Not just he sounds like them, Edward also writes his own songs. Two of them - "Paglisan" and "Why Didn't You Stay" are included in his upcoming album.

Check out the videos below:

Edward Benosa - Paglisan

Edward Benosa - Why Didn't You Stay

"Iingatan Ka, Edward Benosa" album carries 7 original songs and 1 revival, a Carol Banawa 2005 hit song "Stay". His rendition gave a new life and soul to it that will surely put listeners into the song, feeling, wanting to just sit there and listen to him perform. 

Watch below:

Edward admitted he has been with a series of rough situations, coming from a poor family that made him worked at an early age, a bad company of friends that distorted his focus, and recently a life-wrecking heartbreak. But he stayed positive and uses those experiences putting him to who he is now - a reborn, determined artist ready to conquer the music scene.

Truly, Edward is  a Talent + Star Quality + Determination combined. One that this industry is lacking right now. I couldn't wait for his first album to come out anytime soon. I bet you, this one deserves your money and time.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Anne Curtis, JaDine, Robin Padilla, Solenn Heussaff, KC Concepcion and Marian Rivera Chose to Remain #1 with #SmartFREEInternet

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Maris Racal 17th Birthday Party (Photos)

"Pinoy Big Brother All" Second Big Placer Maris Racal celebrated her 17th birthday on September 22 with some family members, closest friends, PBB housemates Fifth Pagotan and Loisa Andalio and die-hard supporters.

Check out some photos taken during the event (courtesy of





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