Saturday, January 31, 2015

Crazy Beautiful You Movie Trailer - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Crazy Beautiful You Movie Trailer - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla


First, let me say that I don't tolerate illegal camcording, but I can't help but share with you the teaser trailer of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's upcoming romantic Valentine movie "Crazy Beautiful You".

Check below:



Produced by Star Cinema, "Crazy Beautiful You" is set for February 22 release. Under the direction of Mae Cruz.

War of the Valentine Couple: KathNiel vs. JaDine

War of the Valentine Couple: KathNiel vs. JaDine


Philippine showbiz' most popular love teams of KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) and JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre) continue to heat up the (healthy) competition with the release of their upcoming movies "Crazy Beautiful You" and "Para sa Hopeless Romantic." They, too, have their individual recording albums that are currently leading the sales charts. Aside from that, this month of love, the reel-life couples are featured separately in magazine covers: KathNiel in Metro and JaDine in Cosmopolitan Philippines’ Love Issue.

It’s the first time that KathNiel graced the cover of a magazine. Kathryn, as always, looks lovely in a print on print ensemble, while Daniel is a dashing gentleman in earth-toned pants and suit, plus a checkered polo.

Meanwhile, JaDine looks sleek and sexy in their Cosmo cover. Nadine is a sophisticated chic in a floral tube dress, while James is every inch dapper in his navy blue suit.

Which of the February covers do you like the most:

KathNiel for Metro Magazine


JaDine for Cosmo Love Issue

Pinay Singer Erika David Enters American Idol Season 14 Hollywood Week Round

Pinay Singer Erika David Enters American Idol Season 14 Hollywood Week Round


Filipino-American singer Erika David has made it to the Hollywood round of American Idol Season 14.

During the Audition round in San Francisco, Erika, who frequently performs in Filipino community events in the US, performed "No One" by Alicia Keys before the judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Conick, Jr.

Check out her audition video below:


TV5 Earns the Admiration of Televiewers, Netizens with its Multi-platform Pope Francis PH Visit Coverage

TV5 Earns the Admiration of Televiewers, Netizens with its Multi-platform Pope Francis PH Visit Coverage


TV5's earned high praises among viewers, netizens and common folk alike with its youthful and multi-platform Papal visit coverage. Likewise, the network's  #DearPopeFrancis and #WeLovePopeFrancis hashtags garnered a total of over 5B impressions on Twitter, with the former being officially marked as the most mentioned Papal visit-dedicated hashtag in the country (over 3B impressions).  In addition, News5's Papal correspondent, Carla Lim, made headlines when Pope Francis deemed her a "brave" journalist during their brief Q&A with all the other journalists aboard the Papal plane. Also, Rescue5, TV5's acclaimed Emergency Response Unit, was on hand to aid the millions of people in the Papal motorcade.




At the height of the entire nation’s positivity and utmost spiritual experience during the historic visit of Pope Francis, viewers, netizens and common folk alike were also expressive of their delight and gratitude towards TV5, taking notice of the Kapatid Network’s uniquely youthful, comprehensive and exclusive 360-degree coverage that allowed even more Filipinos from all walks of life and from all parts of the world to take part in the Papal visit.

To officially kick off its multi-platform Papal visit coverage, TV5 first launched the highly successful #DearPopeFrancis online campaign last December 2014, which quickly gained ground among netizens because of the hashtag’s uniquely personal and meaningful tone that only further ignited the entire nation’s excitement and anticipation in welcoming the Holy Pope. Personal greetings and messages, prayer offerings, intentions and petitions mentioning the hashtag #DearPopeFrancis kept pouring in most especially on Twitter where not only did #DearPopeFrancis trend worldwide but also garnered an unprecedented 3 billion impressions to date – officially marking TV5’s #DearPopeFrancis as the most mentioned Papal visit-dedicated hashtag in the country.

Furthermore, with the undeniably overwhelming response of millions of Filipinos throughout Pope Francis’ stay in the country, TV5 was able to rally even more Filipinos to celebrate not only this historic occasion, but the People’s Pope himself, by spearheading the introduction of the timely hashtag #WeLovePopeFrancis. With this, TV5 was able to prove once more why the Philippines is indeed the ‘social media capital of the world’, as in just a span of two days, the Kapatid Network’s #WeLovePopeFrancis hashtag topped the worldwide trends on Twitter, and accumulated a remarkable 2 billion impressions.




Aside from these, TV5’s Papal visit campaign also turned heads, literally, with its wide-reaching and groundbreaking live television coverage airing on several Smart LED billboards in high-traffic areas in Metro Manila, as well as in Cebu and Davao. With TV5’s close partnership with the country’s leading wireless service provider, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), as well as Cignal, the Philippines’ premier DTH satellite provider, this game-changing and never-before-seen offering ultimately underscored the entire MVP Group of Companies’ commitment in ensuring that more Filipinos could be part of this rare experience.

TV5’s television coverage and reportorial style of the Papal visit likewise stood out amongst viewers following News5’s overall celebratory and festive vibe that perfectly embodied the emotions of each and every Filipino. Viewers positively responded as well to the in-depth reporting of News5’s most credible and seasoned anchors that complemented the uniquely youthful approach brought to the table by the Network’s commendable young reporters. Most notable of them was Papal correspondent and News5’s very own Carla Lim, who made headlines not just because she was the youngest journalist on board the Papal plane, but more so for her straight-to-the-point question for Pope Francis that earned her the acknowledgement as a “brave” journalist from the Pope himself. 

More so, News5 was able to give viewers a unique spin on the Papal visit through the eyes of the Network’s special field anchors – composed of some of the most widely-followed personalities in the industry. Dubbed as the ‘Popeparazzis’, News5 anchor Lourd de Veyra teamed up anew with Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton and RA Rivera,
delivering various news-worthy reports from a fresh perspective, which no other news outlet covered.

In addition, more than just delivering relevant Papal visit-related news, News5 also reaffirmed its “Higit sa Balita, Aksyon” branding during this momentous event, where the Network’s highly acclaimed Emergency Response Unit, Rescue5, took action and brought immediate relief and assistance to those in need among the huge crowd in the Papal motorcade and other activities. Rescue5 attended to several individuals who fainted, assisted an elderly woman who suffered a seizure, and likewise helped a few young children who got separated from their family to search for their loved ones.




TV5 was also widely acknowledged for its exclusive and real-time coverage across several multimedia platforms, be it on-air, online or on-ground. These included blow-by-blow updates and engaging content on social media, which was also supplemented on-air through News5’s Social Media Command Center; free livestreaming features on TV5’s Papal visit-dedicated website, www.DearPopeFrancis.ph; the innovative geo-mapping feature on TV5’s online news portal, InterAksyon.com, which allowed the public to track Pope Francis’ whereabouts and itinerary in the country; live simulcast on Radyo5 92.3 News FM, whose unique presence in the FM band allowed cellphone users and the mobile market to be easily updated; and finally, the free public viewing of TV5’s live television coverage in the Smart-Araneta Coliseum all throughout the actual Papal visit.

The Vamps Joins ASAP 20 this Sunday, February 1

The Vamps Joins ASAP 20 this Sunday, February 1


The February fever official begins on “ASAP 20” as the worldwide teen phenomenon and British pop band The Vamps joins the party this Sunday (February 1).

From a world class act, a grand birthday bash also awaits a world class performer and the country’s one and only Concert King Martin Nievera.

Musical firsts are also coming your way as Billy Crawford and Bamboo share the ASAP stage for a rare collaboration, while Xian Lim, Gerald Anderson, Mitoy Yonting, Marcelito Pomoy, Jobit Baldivino, Bangs Garcia, Arci Munoz, and Sonny Parsons pay tribute to the legendary Hagibis.

Enchong Dee, meanwhile, enters a milestone in his music career as he receives his first Gold record award.

Get ready for an all-out throwback from your Kapamilya stars in ‘Supahdance’ and an all-out kulitan in ASAP KaraOKEY with special guest Angelica Panganiban.

Also, watch out for an all-star jamming from Jericho Rosales, Paolo Valenciano, JM De Guzman, Bryan Termulo and Carlo Aquino as they conquer the centerstage.

Party with the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 20,” this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN.

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro SDE Wedding Video

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro SDE Wedding Video


Some say "sex" is the deepest expression of love. But me, a self-confessed die-hard fan of love, believes that when you truly feel for someone, marry him/her. 

So when I saw this same-day edit wedding video of newlywed Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Saab Magalona-Bacarro, I can't help but cry.

Watch here the nearly 7-minute SDE video by videographer Notion in Motion:



Jim and Saab wedding was held on January 24 at the St. Ignatius Chapel of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City. Present to witness their lovely wedding were their family, closest friends and colleagues.

Kathryn Bernardo, the Filipina Angelina Jolie?

Kathryn Bernardo, the Filipina Angelina Jolie?


Check out this photo of Kathryn Bernardo taken from her upcoming Star Cinema movie “Crazy Beautiful You” opposite Daniel Padilla.

The Teen Queen, looking like a rock chic in black jacket and pants with layered spaghetti-strapped tops,  is seen jumping past a cart, seemingly in an attempt to catch someone. With her in the scene is is Daniel who is running towards her.




A Valentine presentation of Star Cinema, “Crazy Beautiful You” is showing nationwide on February 22, 2015. Under the direction of Mae Cruz.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Alex Gonzaga and Matteo Guidicelli Swear to a Love Beyond Hardship in MMK Dramedy Episode this Saturday

Alex Gonzaga and Matteo Guidicelli Swear to a Love Beyond Hardship in MMK Dramedy Episode this Saturday


Before their much-awaited team-up on "Inday Bote" airs early this year, Alex Gonzaga and Matteo Guidicelli will first team up on ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” to tell the life story of long time couple, Jocelyn and Marlon, the first contestants to bag the P1 million jackpot prize in “It’s Showtime’s” game segment in 2012.

Witness in the upcoming drama-comedy episode this Saturday (January 31) how the couple, together with their two children, survive on the meager earnings of Marlon, who scavenges for metal junk in creeks for a living. Learn how their unexpected win became an answer to their prayers.

Joining Alex and Matteo in their first “MMK” team-up are Kyline Alcantara, Kim Molina, Zeppi Borromeo, and Maila Gumila. It is directed by Raz De La Torre and written by Jimuel Dela Cruz.

Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to MMK.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Facebook.com/MMKOfficial. Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKShowtimeCouple.

Now, Getting to Disney is Just a Click Away with SMART #SmartInternetForAll

Now, Getting to Disney is Just a Click Away with SMART #SmartInternetForAll


What do you call a person who literally travel every year to HongKong Disneyland just to have his picture taken with world's most admired loveteam - Mickey and Minnie? Who owns countless of Disney collectible items from jacket to t-shirt, mugs, bags, ballpen, fan to character figures? Who never fails to watch all Disney produced films such as "Frozen," "Avengers," "The Incredibles," "Cinderella," "Brave," "Toy Story," "Big Hero 6" and collect their DVD copies so he could watch it all over again and again? Yes, that's me -  a full-pledged Disnerds. 
 
Can you imagine how time and effort and money I am spending just to satisfy my still so young heart? That's why I am so overwhelmed with great pleasure learning that Smart, true to its aim of  continuously providing great content so we can have the best experience online is partnering with The Walt Disney Company to provide you with unprecedented access to Disney’s digital entertainment content - the first in Telecommunications history.

Now, downloading your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm's content such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, The Avengers, Star Wars, etc. is just a click away at a very affordable price. So, whether you're young or young at heart, you can now enjoy these blockbuster Disney games by simply using your Smart Prepaid load or charge it to your Smart Postpaid account, no credit card needed.

To avail, visit the Smart-Disney homepage: http://smart.com.ph/disney.

Kapatid Big Stars Invade Cebu and Davao with Back-to-Back “HappyLipinas” Tours this January 31

Kapatid Big Stars Invade Cebu and Davao with Back-to-Back “HappyLipinas” Tours this January 31


TV5, the Happy Network on Philippine TV, spreads happiness and good vibes to Kapatids in Visayas and Mindanao with back-to-back “HappyLipinas”  tours happening in Cebu and Davao this weekend.

On Saturday (January 31), Kapatid stars Empoy Marquez and Bianca King of Mac & Chiz; LJ Moreno-Alapag of Happy Wife, Happy Life; Arnel Ignacio of Solved Na Solved; and BB Gandanghari of 2 ½ Daddies will kick-off the party and spread happiness to Cebuanos via the “HappyLipinas” event happening in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City. At the same time, Wattpad Presents stars Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae and Happy Wife, Happy Life host Jeck Conwi-Maierhofer party with Davaoenos via another “HappyLipinas” event happening simultaneously in Barangay 5-A, Davao City.

TV5 will also bring a series of fun and thrilling games to amp up the happiness. Kapatids in Cebu and Davao should not miss the “clash of the streetdancers” happening at their barangays as their community dance crews battle and showcase their best moves and grooves for a cash prize. Loyal Kapatid viewers may also have the chance to bring home exciting prizes through the “Happy Trivia Game”. Moreover, the Happy Network will also set up happy booths around the area to extend their steadfast public service to the people.

The fun doesn’t stop as TV5 brings the iconic “Happy Ball” to literally bounce around the happiness and good vibes in the barangays. The last person to touch the “Happy Ball” will win exciting prizes from the Happy Network.

Don’t miss this chance to have a happy weekend and head to the nearest “HappyLipinas” event happening in your region... dahil sa TV5, Happy Ka Dito!

Iñigo Pascual Discovers Julia Barretto's Best-Kept Secret, Is This the End of Their Love Story?

Iñigo Pascual Discovers Julia Barretto's Best-Kept Secret, Is This the End of Their Love Story?


The special friendship of Julia Barretto and Iñigo Pascual's characters gets deeper this Sunday (February 1) in the continuation of their "Wansapanataym" special "Wish Upon A Lusis." 

After JP (Iñigo) discovers her real identity, Joy (Julia) finally reveals to him the power of the "magic lusis" that brought them together. As a gift, Joy gives JP one of the magical sparklers to grant his wish to see his mom once again. 

How will JP be able to help Joy in fulfilling her wish to find her own family, in exchange for the kindness she has shown towards him? What will they do when someone steals their last "magic lusis?" 

Also part of “Wansapanataym Presents Wish Upon A Lusis” are Susan Africa, Susan Africa, Perla Bautista, Bobby Andrews, Miguel Vergara, Eunice Lagusad, Kazumi Porquez, Daisy Reyes, and Ana Roces. It is written by Joel Mercado and directed by Manny Palo and Rahyan Carlos. 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,” “Juan dela Cruz,” and “Ikaw Lamang.” 

Don’t miss the last two weeks of Julia and Iñigo’s “Wansapanataym” special this Sunday, 6:45PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

TV5 Accuses SkyCable of Intentionally Putting TV5's Feed Off Air

TV5 Accuses SkyCable of  Intentionally Putting TV5's Feed Off Air
TV5 Press Release

TV5 has filed an official complaint against SkyCable with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for failing to air TV5’s signal for over two hours on December 13, 2014. There was also a period during this erratic airing when TV5 on SkyCable fluctuated and was interchanged with AksyonTV.

Media monitoring records from The Nielsen Company (Philippines), Inc. verified this incident in a report that said, “The TV Events team has confirmed that there was indeed a signal loss to TV5 on our Sky Cable recordings. Per standard procedure, our TV Events team used a backup recording using free-to-air sources to encode the missed airings. Total off-air time was from 14:10:20 to 16:47:55 or 2 hours, 37min and 35 seconds. This was monitored from our metro manila monitoring site.”  Furthermore, Nielsen reported that “there were 10 other free-to-air channels that we monitor that were affected by the loss of signal, but they were only off air by 7 minutes. These channels were NBN, 9TV, GNTV, ABS-CBN SPORTS+ACTION, RJTV, 9TV, IBC, ABS-CBN, GMA, and Aksyon TV.

TV5 Head of Programming Dan de Padua stated, “On December 13, 2014, SkyCable failed to carry the TV5 signal for over two and a half hours, thus adversely affecting our channel viewership and depriving the public of an important news and entertainment source.

TV5, through  MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.,  a media conglomerate owned by the Beneficial Trust Fund of PLDT, is a sister company of Cignal Digital TV (Cignal), one of the country’s leading cable television provider.  Cignal is the Philippine’s premier DTH satellite provider and, since its start in 2009, has been diligent in performing its functions under the guidelines set by the Cable Television Act of 2004.

Resorts World Manila to Stage "Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical"

Resorts World Manila to Stage "Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical"


Resorts World Manila (RWM), the country’s first integrated resort and entertainment hub, in cooperation with Viva Communications, Inc. (Viva), inked a landmark partnership agreement to produce a first of its kind musical production entitled "Bituing Walang Ningning" based on the blockbuster film which starred the Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil and Christopher De Leon.

To be interpreted on stage by Mark Bautista and Cris Villonco, "Bituing Walang Ningning" is scheduled to be staged in the second quarter of 2015 at RWM’s world-class Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT). 



Present during the contract signing were (L-R): Colin Kerr, RWM Chief Entertainment Officer and Managing Director of Full House Theater Company; Kingson Sian, RWM President; Vicente R. Del Rosario, Jr., Viva Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Vincent G. Del Rosario, Viva Executive Vice President.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Spotted Together at NBA Game in Florida

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Spotted Together at NBA Games in Florida


Current WBO Welterweight Champ Manny Pacquiao and current WBA and WBC Welterweight holder Floyd Mayweather, Jr. were both spotted watching the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks game at American Airlines Arena in Florida on Tuesday, January 27. 

Pacquiao and Mayweather, whose much-anticipated history-making bout is expected to happen middle of this year were seen sitting courtside across each other. 




During half-time, the two were photographed hugging, shook hands and even exchanged numbers to probably discuss further the details of their upcoming fight.

TFC@theMovies Brings "Praybeyt Benjamin" in North America Theaters

TFC@theMovies Brings "Praybeyt Benjamin" in North America Theaters

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Press Release

When gay soldier character Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII, played by host-actor-singer Vice Ganda, first came into public conciousness in 2011 by way of ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s action-comedy, “The Unkabogable: Praybeyt Benjamin”, the character became an icon for unlikely heroes and the film became the first in Philippine cinema history to break the P300 million mark.

The good news is that Benjamin is back and so is the team of Vice Ganda and director-writer Wenn V. Deramas to give life and zest to the sequel, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, the box-office toast of the recently held 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.  Again, the dynamic artist-director duo wove magic at the box office, this time breaking all Philippine records by grossing Php435 million as of January 14, 2015.

TFC@theMovies happily brings this comedy treasure to North America starting January 30, and will screen in over 40 theaters in U.S. and in Canada.

In The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, after defeating terrorists and saving the world from a zombie attack, Praybeyt Benjamin is promoted to colonel and has become an international superstar.  Once simple and humble, he allows success to get into his head.  After making a fatal mistake in one mission by disobeying his new commanding officer General Wilson Chua (played by Richard Yap), Benjamin is subjected to disciplinary action.  He is given a new mission: gain the confidence of General Chua’s brat kid, Bimbee (played by James “Bimby” Aquino-Yap) and extract from the General’s estranged child information on the secret locations of three active terrorist bombs planted in the country. It doesn’t help that in trying to do so, Benjamin finds himself frequently clashing with pesky housemaid Gundina (played by Alex Gonzaga).  And, of course, there is handsome villain Janjaranjan (played by Tom Rodriguez) to contend with.

The team behind The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin has one mission and that is to make you laugh. They made box-office history doing exactly that,” said ABS-CBN Global Head of Theatricals John D-Lazatin. “The cast is comprised of masters of comedy – from the material, to their timing, to their chemistry with one another, and to their genuine desire to entertain the audience with their talents.  It is that unpretentious singularity of intention and focus that makes watching The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin so much fun.  We want to bring that unique brand of Filipino fun to movie audiences here in North America.”

Completing the cast are Eddie Garcia, Al Tantay, Vandolph Quizon, Nikki Valdez, Kean Cipriano, Anja Aguilar, DJ Durano, Ricky Rivero, Dennis Padilla, Malou de Guzman, Abby Bautista, Rhed Bustamante and delightful surprise appearances by famous celebrities.  

For more information on The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, visit http://www.tfc-usa.com/atthemovies/

Broken-hearted? Can't move on? May pinaghuhugutan? Here's One Sure Way to Help You Find a New Love, Life

Broken-hearted? Can't move on? May pinaghuhugutan? Here's One Sure Way to Help You Find a New Love, Life


That Thing Called Tadhana, Star Cinema Press Release

Anyone who has ever experienced being reminded of someone by everyday things such as food, a smell, a song, a sight - despite great effort to forget - will find "That Thing Called Tadhana" painfully familiar and somehow, freeing.

This was the promise of director and writer Antoinette Jadaone to moviegoers who will finally get to watch the romantic-comedy, three months after its initial limited release as part of the 2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival.

The film about moving on from a failed relationship, which won the Audience Choice Award and Best Actress for Angelica Panganiban, has been picked up by Star Cinema for a wide-scale release on February 4.

"Maraming hugot lines sa pelikula, maraming makaka-relate kasi parang halos lahat naman dumating sa stage na hindi maka-move on," said Jadaone during a recent press conference. "'Yung buong movie, tungkol siya sa tamang pag-move on. Tutulungan ka niya kung paano mag-move on at makalimot."

"That Thing Called Tadhana" follows two strangers, Mace (Panganiban) and Anthony (JM de Guzman), whose chance encounter at an airport in Rome, Italy leads them to a road trip in Luzon. Heartbroken over the end of her eight-year relationship, Mace enlists the help of Anthony to help her move on.

Over the weeks since its limited release in November, the film has become a viral hit on Facebook where producers post so-called "hugot" lines from the conversations of Mace and Anthony.

The relatable excerpts have garnered thousands of likes, drumming up anticipation for a large-scale release of "That Thing Called Tadhana." Here are some examples: 














Relatable Mace

In one scene, Mace offers to pay Anthony a certain amount every time she mentions her ex-boyfriend, who she insists looks like TV idol John Lloyd Cruz (Panganiban's real-life partner).

However, the task is easier said than done. Smallest details or mention of names prompt Mace to remember the relationship, from ketchup (her ex often pairs it with hotdog), Cebu (Valentine's Day 2010), Hong Kong (2008), spaghetti (censored), to malunggay leaves (malunggay pandesal, his favorite). 

An anguished Mace later tells Anthony, referring to her ex-boyfriend: "'Hindi na kita mahal. Makakaalis ka na.' Seven words? Walong taon tapos seven words lang kaya niyang ibigay? 'T*** *** naman, sabihin naman niya kung bakit, ano'ng ginawa ko!"

Mace, to most, may sound like a familiar character - a friend who needed consoling, a brother who turned to alcohol after a breakup, or a reflection of oneself upon the realization of a crumbling relationship.

Here's why, in Jadaone's words: "I drew inspiration for the film from] my own experience and experiences ng mga friends ko, friends ng friends ko. Kumbaga, pinool ko 'yung lahat ng mga kwento ng pag-mo-move on at pag-iyak at nilagay ko sila sa isang buong pelikula."


From mockumentary to 'hugot film'

Jadaone made her directorial debut in 2011 with the acclaimed mockumentary "Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay." Just recently, she had a streak of projects making it to the big screen within months of each other.

"Ekstra," which she co-wrote, competed in Cinemalaya in 2013. This was followed by three movies last year - "Relaks, It's Just Pag-Ibig" (director), "Beauty in a Bottle" (director and writer), and the award-winning "English Only, Please" (writer).

Of her film projects so far, Jadaone considers "That Thing Called Tadhana" closest to her heart. "Baby ko siya, eh. Ito po 'yung favorite ko sa mga ginawa ko," she said.

"Noong kinuha siya ng Star Cinema for distribution, doon pa lang sobrang happy na ako. Parang, okay na ako na mapanood ng mga tao, na may chance na ang mga tao mapanood siya... Doon pa lang nabuo ko 'yung dream film ko, okay na ako doon," she said.


Where do broken hearts go?

Before landing a deal with the ABS-CBN film outfit, Jadaone and her team hit a road block in the production of "That Thing Called Tadhana." With only weeks away from the Cinema One Originals opening, Jadaone belatedly got word that the foreign publishers of Whitney Houston's "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," a song prominently featured in the film, is charging them $5,000 or around P220,000.

As a competing entry in the film festival, the project had already used up its awarded P2-million budget at the time. Jadaone turned to Facebook to ask for the support of friends and fans, and managed to raise just enough for the licensed use of the well-loved tune.

Those who pitched in P500 each found their names in the film's credits.

Explaining her insistence on using "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," Jadaone said: "Iyong paggamit ko ng kanta dito, from scriptwriting pa lang po, nakalagay na talaga iyon. Kasi personally, isa siya sa mga repertoire ko sa videoke!

"Parang, personally, pag 'yung mga ganyang kanta ni Whitney, kanta ni Adele (British singer), in popular culture, pag kinakanta mo 'yan sa videoke, meron ka nang hugot. Pinili ko siya dahil feeling ko, pag marinig siya ng mga tao sa isang pelikula, maririnig nila 'yung sarili nila doon sa kanta. Parang, 'Isang beses sa life ko, noong nag-videoke ako, ito 'yung kinanta, tapos ganito 'yung naalala ko.'"

Asked to answer the question posed by the song and, by extension, her own film, Jadaone did not seem to think twice about her answer.

"Sa friends po," she said. "Pag broken-hearted ka, ang dami mong kaibigan na [handang dumamay]. Kasi, usually, pag meron kang girlfriend o boyfriend, sobrang saya mo na hindi mo na napapansin na meron kang mga kaibigan na hindi mo na nababati, hindi mo na na-ha-hi man lang. Pero pag broken-hearted ka, doon mo ma-ri-realize na maraming kang kaibigan."

"Where do broken hearts go? Sa friends ko."

"That Thing Called Tadhana" starring Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman is showing in theaters nationwide on February 4, 2015.

Mary Jean Lastimosa Answers Miss Universe 2014 Final Question

Mary Jean Lastimosa Answers Miss Universe 2014 Final Question


In case she made it to the Final 5 of the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, how do you think Mary Jean Lastimosa would have answered the final question "What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?"

"Actually yung gusto ko talagang isagot diyan, ano... We taught the world the spirit of volunteerism. Kasi ang dami nating pinagdaanan na typhoons. Because of that, na-witness natin yung every nations are helping, helping hand in hand para ma-survive natin yung catastrophe na pinagdaanan natin and with that, we've seen na different cultures, different nations are helping each other. So yung volunteerism talagang, kung ginagawa natin lagi ito sa lahat ng bansa na may pinagdaraanan, walang mahirap," the Philippines bet to the Miss Universe competition said, adding  "Gusto ko talaga...maybe, tell the world how to help each other and you know, be one. For once in our life, let's be one. so, yun. I think that's the biggest contribution ng bansa natin. It may not be any material - alam mo yun, na hindi naman tayo ganun kalaking bansa and very powerful, but I think the spirit of volunteerism is really big."
 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo's Modern Romance Featured in Metro Valentine Issue

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo's Modern Romance Featured in Metro Valentine Issue


“Crazy Beautiful You” lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are on the cover of METRO Magazine Valentine 2015 issue.

Fall in Love with the Teen King and Queen this February as their romantic movie under Star Cinema is set to be released on February 22.

Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal Give Viewers More Reasons to Watch “Flordeliza”

Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal Give Viewers More Reasons to Watch “Flordeliza”

 Flordeliza Press Release

Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin's Twitter-trending afternoon drama series “Flordeliza” airs on a new time slot, 2:30PM, beginning Monday (January 26).

Meanwhile, the story’s plot thickens now that Florida (Jolina) resides with Crisanto (Marvin) and his legal wife, Elizabeth (Desiree del Valle).

How far will Florida’s unconditional love for Crisanto take her? Can Florida tell her daughter, Flor (Ashley Sarmiento) that Crisanto has another family? What will Elizabeth do once she discovers that the person whom she hired as Crisanto’s caregiver is her husband’s other woman?

“Flordeliza” is based on the names of the lead characters, Florida and her daughter Flor, and Elizabeth and her child Liza (Rhed Bustamante). It is a tale about two families. It focuses on two loving mothers and their daughters, who will be drawn closer by love, but torn apart by one sad truth, that they have one and the same father.

Directed by Master Storyteller Wenn V. Deramas and Tots Sanchez-Mariscal IV, “Flordeliza” also stars Carlo Aquino, Elizabeth Oropesa, Tetchie Agbayani, and Juan Rodrigo.

Continue to discover the value of family in “Flordeliza” everyday, 2:30PM, after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, follow the show’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/FlordelizaPH, Twitter.com/ FlordelizaPH and Instagram.com/ FlordelizaPH.

Kapamilya and Kapuso Stars Move Like No Other with the All-New "YAMAHA TRICITY"

Kapamilya and Kapuso Stars Move Like No Other with the All-New "YAMAHA TRICITY"


James Reid, Jessy Mendiola, Matteo Guidicelli, Mr. and Mrs. Drew Arellano and Iya Villania, Gretchen Ho and Gabby dela Merced. What do they have in common? They all lean to a new trend and experience a whole new level of enjoyment with the YAMAHA TRICITY, an innovation that gives convenience and fulfillment; surpassing the standards of style, performance, and technological breakthrough.

On Sunday, January 25, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. unveils the latest in transportation ingenuity, the YAMAHA TRICITY at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Aside from the different celebrities and personalities who had their first-hand unique experience of this new technological innovation, also present during the launch were Yamaha executives such as President, Mr. Toru Osugi; Sales and Marketing Director, Mr. Kaoru Ogura; Sales General Manager, Mr. Romeo Tan; and Marketing Section Manager, Mr. Ryan Jude Camus.


 
 
 
 


The YAMAHA TRICITY was conceptualized with the idea of it being “Smart for All”, a creation that was in pursuit of “Refined Dynamism”, Yamaha’s own design philosophy. The design elements of the machine reflect its modernity and elegance, giving an impression of dynamic movement, a look of confident intelligence that beautifully envelops the rider. The feature point of this New Commuter Vehicle is the LMW mechanism or Leaning Multi Wheel, a mechanism that allows two front wheels to deal with changes in different road surfaces while keeping both tires in contact with the road as it leans. Its function is perfected because of the harmonious integration of 2 key systems.

• A PARALLELOGRAM LINK, a system that allows the parallel leaning of two front wheels and separate functioning of independent suspensions.

• and a CANTILEVERED TELESCOPIC SUSPENSION for the two front wheels with unique machine dimensions and geometry.

• It also has a UNIFIED BRAKING SYSTEM (UBS). When the rear brake lever is applied, force is administered to the front two discs and single rear disc.

• It has a displacement of 125 cc and is available in all 3s shops nationwide with the suggested retail price of PHP 146,000 and comes in matte red or white.

Created to fit the urban lifestyle of the city trendsetter, the Yamaha Tricity has finally arrived in the Philippines and you, just like these celebrities, can also Move Like No Other and ride the YAMAHA TRICITY for yourself. Just visit your nearest Yamaha 3S Shop and be part of a movement that redefines the future of transportation, today.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Kamikazee Bids Music Goodbye, Announces Band's Breakup

Kamikazee Bids Music Goodbye, Announces Band's Breakup


After 14 years, 4 bestselling studio albums, 24 hit songs and countless of jampacked gigs, Filipino rock band Kamikazee composed of members Ferdinand Jay Contreras (lead vocals), Jose Ma. Luis "Jomal" Linao (lead guitar, co-lead and backing vocals), Led Zeppelin Tuyay (lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals), Jason "Puto" Astete (bass guitar) and Allan "Bords" Burdeos (drums) announced their break up via a Facebook video on Sunday, January 25.

Check out their farewell video as posted on their official Facebook page:



Kamikazee is best know for their hits Narda, Chiksilog, Tsinelas, Martyr Nyebera, among others.

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Caught Hugging, Kissing Off-Cam

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Caught Hugging, Kissing Off-Cam



Why do you think Kathryn Bernardo asked her rumored boyfriend Daniel Padilla "gusto mo?"

Sweetness overload!




There's no denying, Kathryn and Daniel are indeed a couple. A love, cute couple even if they deny it a million times.

This video was taken during the behind-the-scene publicity photo shoot for KathNiel's upcoming Valentine movie "Crazy Beautiful You" showing in theaters nationwide on February 22, 2015.

Roxanne Barcelo Flaunts Her Every Skin in Asia Brewery 2015 Calendar Photos

Roxanne Barcelo Flaunts Her Every Skin in Asia Brewery 2015 Calendar Photos


Roxanne Barcelo (or Roxee B) after posing topless for FHM and UNO magazines, officially let go of her pa-sweet image and bare her all new, sexy image as she was chosen to be the 2015 calendar girl for Asia Brewery Inc.

On her official Instagram account @roxannebarcelo, the actress/singer shared four of the many versions of her calendar wearing four different bikinis representing the bottler's product line.






Binibining Pilipinas Chairperson Stella Araneta on Pinoy Designers: "They're no good for candidates."

Binibining Pilipinas Chairperson Stella Araneta on Pinoy Designers: "They're no good for candidates."


Binibining Pilipinas Chairperson Stella Araneta, who often received an online attack whenever the Philippines' representatives to an international beauty competitions failed to bring home the crown,   spoke on the reason why she always prefer to export a gown from her native land Colombia instead of tapping our local designers.

Miss World 1993 2nd Runner-up Ruffa Gutierrez said that it is about time the beauty queens wear more Filipino creations. 

Hopefully they will start using Filipino-made gowns and national costumes. Kasi all our designers are talented, more talented than the other designers from all over the world."

On Instagram, designer Cary Santiago also expressed his sentiments that Araneta should use more Filipino designers for international pageants. 

Just my two cents: Seeing MJ competing for the title makes me feel proud. But my sentiment is this, anyone sent for global competition should also wear a Filipino designer. Where is our pride when what we see on stage is totally not a filipino costume? I know that my gown are not even pageant-fit coz that's not my forte but we have a lot of insanely talented filipino designers who can do way better than what Barraza can do. Madam Stella should at least try and check on the local creations that we have in the country coz after all, the contestant is  representing Philippines and not Colombia."

Meanwhile, Cathy Binag a stylist and CEO of Style and Design Academy Manila said Araneta should give Filipino designers a chance to dress the Bb. Pilipinas representatives in future pageants.
We join in the call, and the challenge, for BPCI and Stella Araneta to allow Filipino designer dress beauty queens under its franchise. These beautiful and intelligent women deserve only the best and they can only get this from our local talents.And to echo Cary Santiago, these contestants are, after all, representatives of the Philippines – not Colombia."

However, Mrs. Araneta explained that while she is open to using more creations by Filipino designers, they are not good enough for our Filipina beauties.

"If I didn't use creations of Filipino designers for several years is because the designs that were given to us were not good enough for our candidates.” Araneta explained, adding that she has been using the work of Colombian designer Alfredo Barraza since Miriam Quiambao placed 1st runner-up in Miss Universe 1999.

In the recently concluded Miss Universe competition, Filipino beauty pageant analysts blamed Mary Jean Lastimosa's inability to enter reach the Final 5 spot of the competition to the designs of her gowns - one that looks like a piece of a wedding cake and the other - a wedding gown.



Be Prepared as "Comet" Set to Hit the Philippines this February

Be Prepared as "Comet" Set to Hit the Philippines this February


Solar Pictures Press Release

Following the success of the Adam Levine - Kiera Knightley starrer Begin Again, Solar Pictures brings to local cinemas “COMET” - a cosmic love story that is sure to leave audiences with that warm February feeling.

“Comet,” stars Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mystic River”) and Justin Long (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”).

“Comet” is an original modern love story that follows Kimberly (Rossum) and Dell (Long), who first meet at the Hollywood cemetery where they’ve both come to watch a meteor shower.

Kimberly is brilliant and beautiful; Dell is nerdy and pessimistic, but with an incredibly sharp mind and direct manner. While she and he are not a natural pair, they are cosmically drawn to each other and, under a night sky, luminous with falling stars, they begin their epic love story.

As the opening title card states the events “take place over six years (a few parallel universes over).”

But what starts as a typical romance quickly turns dreamlike as viewers leap back and forth in time, examining their eventual six-year relationship through the lens of their meeting and four other pivotal moments: a monumental fight at a friend’s wedding in Paris; a break up conversation after Dell has moved to New York; a reconnection on a train ride along the California coast; and finally, when Dell pops in on Kimberly unexpectedly in her home in the Hollywood Hills.

The leaps between these moments are seamlessly woven together to create a sense that this love story transcends time and space and that Kimberly and Dell are destined to be together, if not in this universe, then maybe the next.

Content Media introduced and screened the film to international distributors for the first time at the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) last November and was then picked up by Solar Pictures, among other films.

“The universal theme and inventive storytelling in ‘Comet’ have us believing that audiences will really connect with the film,” said Content Media President of Film Jamie Carmichael. “We were drawn in immediately and are happy to have this film…

COMET opens in cinemas nationwide on February 25, 2014 and is released by Solar Pictures.

Mikael Daez and Kylie Padilla Celebrate Birthdays with Kids of Save the Children Foundation

Mikael Daez and Kylie Padilla Celebrate Birthdays with Kids of Save the Children Foundation


They participated in the fun games, storytelling session and share good food with the kids of Save the Children Foundation - that's how GMA Artist Center’s Mikael Daez and Kylie Padilla opted to spend their joint birthday celebration on January 11 at the Pag-Asa Elementary School in Caloocan City.

Mikael and Kylie, the country's ambassadors of Save the Children Foundation, treated the 70 kids - whose age ranges from 7 to 9 - with different activities to their delight.

Fellow Artist Center talent Stephanie Sol and bubbly Tess Bomb hosted the half-day event.

Mikael is regularly seen in the afternoon soap “Ang Lihim Ni Anasandra” and in the comedy sitcom “Ismol Family”; while Kylie has just finished the bayaniserye “Ilustrado”.

The event was made possible by GMA Artist Center, Mogu-Mogu, Thai Tea, Kambal Pandesal, Active White, and MSE.

Jennifer Lopez New Boytoy Ryan Guzman is "The Boy Next Door"

Jennifer Lopez New Boytoy Ryan Guzman is "The Boy Next Door"


United International Pictures Press Release

Ryan Guzman, who is best known for his roles in the hugely successful “Step Up” film series, plays the titular character of Noah, the 19-year-old who’s as charming as he is evil, in Universal Pictures' erotic thriller “The Boy Next Door.” In the film, Noah’s fatal attraction to his high school teacher Claire (Jennifer Lopez) will force the latter to her limits as she protects her world from being torn apart and her family from a psychotic danger.

During the audition process for the part, Guzman learned from his manager that Lopez wanted him to participate in a table read. He laughs: “When I was told that she wanted me to come in, I thought it was a prank. But they assured me it was real, so I read the script. I loved the character because Noah was so dark and completely different from anything I’d ever done.

Director Rob Cohen (“The Fast and the Furious”) shares what drew him to Guzman for the role: “We had a cold reading of the script one Tuesday night at Jennifer’s, and the first guy who walks in was Ryan. We were amazed, but he was the first actor so we thought, ‘He’s great, but let’s see who else is out there.’ We read about 150 other young actors, but we finally got to the point where we realized that the best guy we had seen was Ryan.

Lopez adds that she appreciated the honesty of his performance: “We knew that it was such a challenging role for any young actor, but Ryan came in and right away showed us he knew what he had to do to play this character. We did make him read several times, because going from the boy next door to a sociopath is no small feat for an actor of any age or experience.”

As it turns out, Guzman connected with both sides of his character. He elaborates: “We’ve all been there with our first loves, where we didn’t know how to handle the love or how to interpret what the new feelings were. This was an opportunity for me to experience that again, and obviously show a dark side that I’ve never shown anybody. That was the attraction to the whole character, demonstrating that I could be a bad guy.

Getting into the character of Noah required intimate and lengthy dialogue between Guzman and Cohen. Cohen shares: “We talked a lot about what is the meaning of obsession, what happens when you’re obsessed. We discussed the trigger mechanisms and how the obsession has nothing to do with the target of your obsession, and it becomes a horrible round-robin of need and want and self-loathing and punishment and anger at the object of your love for not giving you what you want. So we built it up, scene by scene. I drew him a chart that showed levels of intensity where the mania was starting to happen…and where it had clearly become a departure from reality.

Cohen knew that Lopez was the perfect partner to help Guzman discover Noah. Of his star and producer, he commends: “Jennifer is a totally open partner in achieving a scene or moment. She is so good at carving out moments and communicating her emotions without it being a wholly intellectual thing; it’s just natural. It’s hard not to love Jennifer.

Guzman concurs with Cohen’s assessment of Lopez: “At the beginning of filming, I was nervous. Of course I knew I was going to have incredibly intimate scenes with Jennifer, and I was still unsure of how to play it. But as soon as we got going, I felt at ease. I learned so much just from watching her work. We worked incredibly well together to make the story line as good as it could possibly be.”



Opening across the Philippines on January 28, “The Boy Next Door” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Video: Alex Gonzaga versus Sarah Geronimo "Anaconda" Showdown

Video: Alex Gonzaga versus Sarah Geronimo Dance and Sing Showdown 


It's a showdown of Kapamilya ultimate leading ladies in the hit ASAP20 segment called "ASAP Clash" on Sunday.

Watch Popstar Sarah Geronimo clash with Alex Gonzaga in their comedic rendition of Nicki Minaj "Anaconda". Also in the video are Julia Barretto vs. Liza Soberano, Shaina Magdayao vs. Nikki Gil and Maja Salvador vs. Kim Chiu.



Video: Bamboo Sings "Chandelier"

Video: Bamboo Sings "Chandelier"


Kapamilya rock star and The Voice of the Philippines coach Bamboo takes on Sia's 'Chandelier' on the ASAP stage. Watch the video below:




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