Saturday, April 11, 2015

Empress Schuck 3 Months Pregnant

Empress Schuck 3 Months Pregnant

Empress Schuck is pregnant!

According to a report posted on GMA Network website, the newest Kapuso actress is confirmed three months pregnant with her non-showbiz showbiz from a very influential political clan in Zamboanga. The culprit is said to be Empress' childhood sweetheart and a boyfriend of 1 year.

The lead star of Kapuso network's afternoon soap "Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali?" neither confirmed nor denied the news when asked for confirmation. 

But on February 27, she posted a message on Twitter indirectly admitting the "good" news, "Sometimes the thing you most want does not happen and sometimes the thing you never expected happen to us."

Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino Silent War Bared; GMA-7 to Relaunch Megan Young as the New "Marimar"

Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino Silent War Bared; GMA-7 to Relaunch Megan Young as the New "Dyesebel"

People are beginning to talk about the alleged misunderstanding between "mag-asawa" Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino. How true?

While no one from both camps dare to talk about their silent war, reports have it that it all started when Kris stole the idea of creating statement shirts that Vice is about to launch. 

Inunahan kumbaga! Bad. Very, very bad!


GMA-7 is reportedly planning to do a second round of remake of hit Telenovela "Marimar" that launched Marian Rivera to what and where she is now. The Kapuso network is also reportedly eyeing Miss World 2013 Megan Young to be the next "Dyesebel".

Excited ka ba?


Oh no!!! Empress Shuck, pregnant?

Yes, she's 3 months pregnant.

Ang ama? HERE.


Oh yes!!! Marian Rivera, pregnant?

Basing on the photo she posted on Instagram on April 9, taken inside San Agustin Church with caption: "Thank you Lord," and the photo below where both of them holding her tummy, plus, the persistent rumor about her expecting her first baby with husband Dingdong Dantes, kahit i-deny, people are suspecting Marian's indeed pregnant.

A photo posted by Marian Rivera Gracia Dantes (@therealmarian) on

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Dantes.



The Kapamilya network and the Kapatid network are set to launch their 2015 summer station ID called "Shine, Pilipinas" and "Happy Ka Dito This Summer" this Sunday, April 12.

Kanino ang mas mainit?

Alin ang mas hit?


Friday, April 10, 2015

"Shine, Pilipinas" Kapamilya Summer Station ID Photos and Video

"Shine, Pilipinas" Kapamilya Summer Station ID Photos and Video

ABS-CBN’s 2015 Summer Station ID dubbed "Shine, Pilipinas!" reflects Filipino Love and Optimism

This Sunday, April 12, love shines through this summer with ABS-CBN as the network premieres its highly-anticipated and newest station ID “Shine, Pilipinas” on “ASAP 20.”

This year’s theme song performed by Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil or more popularly known as the LizQuen love team from hit teleserye “Forevermore,” aims to show how Filipinos express their love and how this love gives us strength to smile through difficult times.

“Shine Pilipinas” serves as a battle cry that urges us to keep the fire burning and a summer anthem that empowers us to move to the beat of positivity.

More than a hundred Kapamilya stars were once again gathered to give life to this year’s campaign conceptualized and created by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management.

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???????????????????????????????Beauty, Janna and Zanjoe of Dream Dad

The “Shine, Pilipinas” theme song was written by Eric Po and Lloyd Oliver Corpuz, with music composed and produced by Marcus and Amber Davis.

The 2015 Summer Station ID team is headed by Robert G. Labayen, Johnny Delos Santos, and Patrick De Leon. It was directed by Paolo Ramos and Peewee Gonzales.

The SID Creative and Production team members are Dang Baldonado, Edsel Misenas, Kathrina Sanchez, Sheryl Ramos, Danie Sedilla-Cruz, Adrian Lim, Christina Barbin, Miam Ramos, Faith Pascual, Joan Santiago, Carla Payongayong, Mark Angelo Bravo, Carlota Rosales, Christian Faustino, Anna Charisse Perez, Pamela Mercado, Love Rose De Leon, Christine Joy Laxamana, Tess Mendoza, Aye DuƱgo, Angela Suarez, Raywin Tome, Nathan Perez, Jill Aspiras, Eric Po, Ermil Sanchez, LA Sibug, Charmaine Briones, Djoanna San Jose, Jerome Clavio, with ABS-CBN Marketing, ABS-CBN TV Entertainment, and ABS-CBN News.

Other members are Jaime Porca, Technical Production Head; Carmelo Saliendra, Lorenz Roi Morales, Second Unit Directors; Rommel Andreo Sales, Director of Photography; Mico Manalaysay, Aerial Cinematographer; Joseph delos Reyes, Ermil Hembra, Shane IbaƱez, Paulo Santos, Videographers; Sam Esquillon, Production Designer; Robert Joon Ku, Art Director; Oliver Paler, Dennis Amarille, Con Ignacio, Meryl Miranda, Alfie Landayan, Karlo Victoriano, Rap Dela Rea, Teresa Enrique, Lorenz Roi Morales, Mark Gonzales, Post Production Team; Mary Jane Calapatia, Talent Caster; Marvin Bragas, Location Manager; Renato Valerio, Jen Esber, Jesusa Canilang, Production Coordinators; and Jacqueline Fernandez, Technical Producer.

TV5 Releases Summer Station ID 2015 "Happy Ka Dito This Summer"

TV5 Releases Summer Station ID 2015 "Happy Ka Dito This Summer"

TV5, the Philippines’ Happy Network, is making waves among both television viewers and netizens with the launch of its much-awaited Summer Station ID today, Sunday, April 12.

Dubbed as “Happy Ka Dito This Summer”, TV5’s Summer Station ID encapsulates what TV5 stands for as a network - creating happy meaningful connections amongst its viewers through delivering a different kind of viewing experience that is central to the lives of Filipinos.

TV5 President and CEO Noel C. Lorenzana shares, “The Station ID is carried over from our Happy Ka Dito campaign launched last year which signalled our decision to veer away from the norm and focus on producing a mix of light and meaningful entertainment programs, world-class and action-packed sports programs that bring Filipinos together as one nation, and news and information programs that not only deliver news but also contribute to nation-building.”

“Happy Ka Dito This Summer” Station ID features Kapatid stars and prominent TV5 personalities who have come together to further intensify TV5’s mission to spread cheer and happiness to every Filipino in time for the summer season. 

The Station ID is accompanied by TV5’s Network Anthem “Sama-Sama Sa Ligaya” performed by Urbandub’s Gab Alipe and multi-awarded Filipino-American hip-hop duo Q-York. The same song became the anthem of TV5’s Happy Sa 2015: Philippine New Year Countdown, the world-renowned Philippine New Year celebration that caught the attention of various international media organizations around the world.


Countless red balls literally become catalysts of happiness as it magically turns the hot summer day into a big summer party. The Station ID also features various iconic locations where Filipinos usually celebrate and nurture happiness during the summer season – from the historic parks of Luneta and Quezon Memorial Circle to the pristine beaches of Subic.


TV5 is also going all out to make sure that every Filipino will experience the fun and happiness brought about by their Station ID. In fact, the launch of the Station ID is only the beginning of an extensive summer campaign of the Network. Also starting April 12, the theme “Sama-Sama Sa Ligaya” will be heard on Radyo5 and various radio stations nationwide. Giant red balloons will also be scattered around the metro to literally bring forth the summer fun.


The whole campaign is spearheaded by Media5, the sales and marketing arm of TV5, with TV5 Creative Services Department, TV5 Entertainment Group, TV5 Talent Center, Sports5, News5 and the Alagang Kapatid Foundation. The Station ID is produced and directed by UNITEL. The Network Anthem “Sama-Sama Sa Ligaya” is written by the OPM icon Jungee Marcelo (Composer and Musical Director).

The 3-minute Station ID signs -on and –off TV5’s programming beginning April 12 and is also available online via and

Alex Gonzaga Suffers from Separation Anxiety

Alex Gonzaga Suffers from Separation Anxiety 

On this month's issue of StarStudio Magazine, Alex Gonzaga tearfully confesses her feelings on the upcoming wedding of her sister Toni Gonzaga to her equally famous boyfriend, director Paul Soriano.

In an exclusive interview for Starstudio’s 15th anniversary special, the “Inday Bote” star turns emotional as she reveals that the Gonzaga home in Taytay, Rizal will now be missing Toni when she becomes Mrs. Paul Soriano and how the adjustment period will be like for her especially that she and Toni are known to be very close siblings.

Alex shares that Toni’s marriage will mark a big change in her life since she and Toni have always lived and spent each time together. She also discusses with Starstudio her flourishing career that include a new show, a new album, and a solo concert at the big dome.

Alex also takes Starstudio readers in a tour of her girly room that is connected to Toni’s bedroom that shows their special sister bond.

Starstudio’s 15-year milestone issue also features newlyweds rock star Yeng Constantino and musician Yan Asuncion who dish out more exclusive details about how they met and fell in love. Starstudio readers will also get to see more beautiful photos of Yeng and Yan’s fun wedding.

Starstudio’s 15th anniversary issue is now available at newsstands today and is published by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.

How "That Thing Called Tadhana" Destroys Sagada Province

How "That Thing Called Tadhana" Destroys Sagada Province

 Photo taken from the blockbuster movie "That Thing Called Tadhana"

Another thing I am looking forward to see in any Star Cinema movies, aside from its well-developed storyline, is how they promote local tourism. From Anawangin Island Cove in the movie “And I Love You So”. To Baguio in suspense-thriller "Halik Sa Hangin" and Mayon Volcano and Mount Pinatubo in KathNiel's movie "She's Dating the Gangster" and "Crazy Beautiful You" and recently Batanes in the movie "You're My Boss" surely Star Cinema makes us even prouder of how beautiful our own land is. 

But while the intention is good, others claim otherwise. Just recently, a travel blogger who hides in the name "Kat, The She-Wolf" of has blamed writer-director Antoinette Jadaone of the blockbuster film "That Thing Called Tadhana" which was shot partly in Sagada for the negative impact to the movie to the devastation of the scenic place in the Mountain Province.

Kat, in her blog post, showed a photo of a huge crowd who gathered on the summit of Mt. Kiltepan in Sagada during the Holy Week. The summit figures in a climactic scene in Jadaone’s movie where the heartbroken lead female character played by Angelica Panganiban purges herself of all her heartache by shouting into the clouds, “Ayoko na! Ang sakit-sakit! Ayoko na!”
While she admitted that she wasn't able to see the movie, but seeing only the trailer was enough to make her and her “other environmentalist friends” conclude that Sagada was going to be “raped”. She also said that the photo which was initially uploaded by Dayanne Crisologo on Facebook on Easter Sunday, “just manifested our worst nightmare.”

Photo: Dayanne Crisologo on Facebook

It is not enough that you have shown the world how beautiful our country is. [M]other nature is not a slut you just simply pimp to get profit from. [S]he is your mother, your mother’s mother, and the mothers’ before them. [S]ince you have worked with Star Cinema/Cinema One/Abs-Cbn, you may collaborate with Ms. Gina Lopez as she did a stellar job in promoting tourism in Sibuyan,” the blogger added.
To the rescue is Jadaone's fellow filmmaker Milo Sogueco (“Mariquina”) who told Kat that she's “barking [up] the wrong tree” and what she is asking of Jadaone is the job of the government.

Thank God for films and filmmakers that promote tourism and hideaways that should have been done by our national and local government. Learn from this: The country lacks infrastructure for tourists, safe and efficient transportation system, directions on traveling and this is the worst: local tourists, the Filipinos themselves do not know how to take care of their own environment. No discipline at all,” he said.

ABS-CBN Brings The Biggest and Brightest Kapamilya Stars To Different Provinces via "Kapamilya Karavan"

ABS-CBN Brings The Biggest and Brightest Kapamilya Stars To Different Provinces via "Kapamilya Karavan"

ABS-CBN Press Release
Some of the brightest stars of ABS-CBN drew smiles and warmed the hearts of numerous locals and tourists who joined ABS-CBN Regional's "Kapamilya Karavans" that happened in the first quarter of 2015 during the biggest, most colorful annual festivities in the country.

In January, Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, and Zanjoe Marudo flew to Cebu in celebration of the Sinulog Festival. They entertained almost 7,000 people who filled up The Terraces in Ayala Center. ABS-CBN Regional also took part in the Sinulog 2015 Grand Parade that showcased Kim, Maja, and Enchong in a colorful float.

Kapamilya stars also spread cheers in Iloilo and Batangas for the Dinagyang and Lipa City festival, respectively.

Almost 5,000 Ilonggo fans gathered at Robinsons Iloilo for the “Kapamilya Karavan” that was graced by Maja and Sam Milby; while Richard Yap, Angeline Quinto, and Joseph Marco joined more than 4,000 BatangueƱos in celebrating the Lipa City Festival.

After the Sinulog, Dinagyang and Lipa City festivals in January, ABS-CBN Regional traveled to Baguio and Davao in March to bring the "Kapamilya Karavan" experience to locals and tourists who joined the Panagbenga Festival and Araw ng Dabaw (Day of Davao).

ABS-CBN stars, led by Primetime King Coco Martin, heated up the spirit of Kapamilya fans who filled Baguio’s Burnham Park for the “Panagbenga Kapamilya Karavan.”

A sea of about 22,000 people flocked to the "Panagbenga Kapamilya Karavan" that served as the kick-off event of the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of ABS-CBN Baguio. 

The program also featured performances from “Dream Dad” stars Zanjoe, Beauty Gonzales, and Jana “Baby” Agoncillo; “Bagito” stars Nash Aguas, Alexa Ilacad, and Ella Cruz; “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita” teen cast members Jane Oineza, Jerome Ponce, Loisa Andalio, and Joshua Garcia; and Star Music’s pop boyband Gimme 5 composed of Nash, Joaquin Reyes, John Immanuel Bermundo, Grae Fernandez, and Brace Arquiza.

Lastly, ABS-CBN Regional also threw a special celebration of Araw ng Dabaw featuring "Dream Dad" stars Zanjoe, Beauty and Baby who greeted “Magandang Buhay!” (Beautiful Life) to over 5,000 people who gathered at SM City Davao Parking Lot C. Romance filled the gathering with the sweet serenades of Enchong; and "Inday Bote" leading men Matteo Guidicelli and Kean Cipriano.

“Kapamilya Karavan” is dedicated to all Kapamilya viewers who continuously make ABS-CBN the undisputed number one TV network nationwide. It is spearheaded by ABS-CBN Regional (formerly known as the ABS-CBN Regional Group), which is the nationwide TV and radio network of ABS-CBN Corporation.

For more Kapamilya stories and happenings in the regions, log on to,, and

Basted? Coco Martin Tells Julia Montes: "There is a right time for love and friendship."

Basted? Coco Martin Tells Julia Montes: "There is a right time for love and friendship.

This could already end speculations about the alleged romance between Coco Martin and Julia Montes.
Coco, who publicly expressed his admiration of Julia, reportedly always reminds Julia, his love team partner in "Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita's Treasures," to value all the blessings she has been receiving in her career and set aside love for now.

"I always tell her that we don't usually get great opportunities like this in our lives that's why we should not take them for granted," said Coco. "There is a right time for love and for friends. But right now, as breadwinners of our families, we should grab all the chances given to us to help them."

Meanwhile, just like their roles to their families and real life, Coco and Julia's characters in "Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita's Treasures" will join forces this Sunday (April 12) to save Yami's (Coco) brother Newton (Alonzo Muhlach) from evil mythical creatures. What will Yami and Tanya (Julia) do to get Newton back from the world of fairies?

Also joining Coco and Julia in their “Wansapanataym” special are Eddie Garcia, Bing Loyzaga, Angel Aquino, Noni Buencamino, Ryan Bang, and Marlan Flores. It is written by Noreen Capili and Joel Mercado, and directed by Avel Sunpongco.

Don’t miss the continuation of Coco and Julia’s adventure in “Wansapanataym Presents Yamishita’s Treasures” this Sunday, 6:45PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Subscribe to Cignal and Get Huge Discount on Pacquiao - Mayweather Fight

Subscribe to Cignal and Get Huge Discount on Pacquiao - Mayweather Fight

Barely a month before the most-awaited fight of the century, fans of Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Floyd Mayweather are extremely eager to find out who truly reigns in the boxing ring.

The two biggest boxers of this generation will battle it out for the first time for the title of best “pound for pound” boxer in living memory in the biggest, and most probably the "highest paying" fight of their career called "Battle For Greatness" happening on May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But while Pinoys here in the Philippines wanting to make the boxing event one of the highlights of this summer, the huge amount of watching it live as it happens might prevent them from gathering their friends and family and altogether rally for Pacman to win. That's why Cignal TV decided to offer and makes it available for Filipinos to watch the watch via Pay-Per-View live as it happens in Las Vegas. Cignal TV makes it even more exciting with its special rate of Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00) until April 18. Afterwards, the regular rate of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00) will apply.

Cignal postpaid subscribers who would like to see this historic boxing bout in real time and without commercials, can simply order online by visiting the Cignal website.  Active prepaid subscribers may look for the nearest Cignal partner or Smart load retailer to load PPV2000. Likewise, PLDT Fibr account holders can order through the PLDT Fibr hotline (632) 101-3427.

Don’t miss this chance to witness live this boxing match of the century with ringside clarity. Show your support to our People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao as he goes against Floyd “Pretty Boy’’ Mayweather Jr. for the undisputed crown of greatest “pound for pound” fighter of the world.

Cignal TV is the country’s biggest pay-TV provider and its direct to home (DTH) satellite system offers the best quality transmission and picture perfect image for your viewing pleasure.

To know more about Cignal Pay-Per-View and other Cignal promos visit

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why Manny Pacquiao Should Win Against Floyd Mayweather

Why Manny Pacquiao Should Win Against Floyd Mayweather

I confess, I am no Manny Pacquiao fan. I hardly favor anyone who hurt someone just to get what they want. I can't understand why people get ga-ga over someone, makes him a national hero and put him in the government office without even thinking deeper what he i(wa)s as a person. Just like some street gangsters, he used force to earn a living, used them to attract women, gamble and flaunt his riches

Forgive me. But little did I realize that people have their own reasons to their life's decision. Who am I to judge, to say he is not worthy of our admiration, to despise those who patronize our Pambansang Kamao? I can say, still not a die-hard fan here but I admire Pacman for putting his life on the line just to give us Pinoy some sort of entertainment. 
Here are some other reasons why I now totally agree that Manny Pacquiao deserves all the love and support he get from his supporters around the world. 

1. Pacquiao committed mistakes, repent and now leaves his everything to his "Creator" and each of his winnings he attributes the glory to God.
2. He puts the Philippines on the world map. Need I elaborate more? 
3. He represents the most of us - proving that anyone can dream, can battle all the odds. He became such a huge inspiration to young Pinoy boxers wannabe that if Manny can do it, they can as well.
4. He does not limit his capabilities to boxing. He successfully ventured in politics, singing, acting and basketball player.
5. World-known personalities adore Pacquiao and favor him to win each time he battles on the ring.
And yes, 5. he now follows me on Instagram

This coming May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines) let us all again unite and show our support to our Pambansang Kamao in his fight against American boxer Floyd Mayweather.

I bet a lot of you will agree with me when I say that next to Christmas, New Year, and Birthday, another event/occasion that we are looking forward to year-on-year is to watch Pacquiao fight, continuously proving that we remain the best in the world in terms of boxing.

Just like mine, a lot of my friends are now preparing to make the upcoming fight another venue for family bonding. They're in a hurry to plan what to cook for the entire family, which side of the family are they going to  spend the day watching Pacquiao throw punches against his opponent and celebrate his victory over a bottle of ice-cold beer. 

Even celebrities I know already expressed their support to Pacman by posting online their most entertaining, top-trending #SugodManny knockout moves photos and videos. Below are some of them:

Mikael    Daez    -
Gretchen    Ho    -
Nicole    Andersson    -
Dae    Lee feat. Jean-Claude Van Damme   -
Gino Quillamor -  

Other exclusive videos and contents can also be viewed on below social media sites:


And here's a treat, instead of paying thousands of pesos on PPV, you too can watch the fight live as it happens with no commercial break for only P499. Yes, I am not joking. For a limited time, all Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk 'N Text subscribers can watch the actual fight and exclusive training footage via their mobile devices. And no credit card required as you can simply charged it to your postpaid plan or deduct from your prepaid load.

So as a nation, let's set aside how Mayweather belittle and attacked verbally our Pambansang Kamao who decided to keep calm and decided to leave everything to God, because on May 2 none of what happened between them in the past will matter. Its a battle of strength, speed, endurance and compassion. We can help Pacquiao win by expressing our support by showing your own knockout moves and post them on various social media sites with the hash tag #SugodManny.

Toni Gonzaga Confesses: "I have long dreamt of a grand wedding!"

Toni Gonzaga Confesses: "I have long dreamt of a grand wedding!"

Home Sweetie Home Press Release
Toni Gonzaga is gearing up to have the grandest wedding of the year and to become the most talked about bride of the season for the upcoming episode of the hit comedy sitcom, “Home Sweetie Home” this Saturday (April 11). 

Jayjay (Jason Gainza) goes to Julie (Toni Gonzaga) and Romeo (John Lloyd Cruz) for help in planning a surprise wedding for him and Jasmine (Cacai Bautista). Jayjay’s idea is for Julie and Romeo to pretend to be the couple who will tie the knot, while Jasper (Pooh), Jasmine’s brother will serve as the wedding planner to conceal the plan from Jasmine. Will Jayjay’s pretend game idea prosper or will it spell disaster? Find out this Saturday (April 11) on “Home Sweetie Home”, 6PM.

Catch the Kapamilya comedy shows and make weekends complete, as “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” airs on Saturdays after “Your Face Sounds Familiar”, “Banana Nite” airs weekdays after “Bandila”, “LUV U” airs Sunday after “ASAP 20”, ang “Goin’ Bulilit” airs Sundays after “TV Patrol Weekend”. 

Viral Video: Man vs. Beast on “Reali-TV”

Viral Video: Man vs. Beast on “Reali-TV”

Reali-TV Press Release

Atom features animals gone wild against man this Wednesday (April 8) on “Reali-TV.”

To start things off will be a man who is afflicted with rabies. Not even a glass window can stop the man in his crazed state. It’s one of the myriad of reasons the DOH wants the citizens to be wary of.

Cameras also caught a carabao going on a rampage in Quezon City as it charged an apartelle and a call center with nine people being left wounded in the aftermath.


All that and more on Reali-TV on Wednesday (April 8) at ABSCBN at 4:30 PM. Follow their Facebook ( and Twitter (@ABSCBNRealiTV) accounts for more updates.

"Showbiz Konek na Konek," The Newest Showbiz-Oriented Authority Arrives on Philippine TV

"Showbiz Konek na Konek," The Newest Showbiz-Oriented Authority Arrives on Philippine TV

As other network is saying goodbye to their showbiz-oriented talk show, TV5 welcomes summer with its newest showbiz-oriented magazine program that is expected to set the trend - "Showbiz Konek na Konek".

Airs weekday morning at 11:00AM, televiewers will definitely be in for nothing but the hottest, juiciest, and most breaking showbiz news as they first get to hear from the country's new breed of entertainment insiders - the fun, fresh and fearless trio of Bianca King, IC Mendoza and MJ Marfori - who will lay bare their opinions and exclusively give you the best scoops you would want to hear to stay connected to the showbiz world.

With “Showbiz Konek na Konek”, viewers need not have to wait for the weekend anymore to get instant access to the latest issues, as each episode of the program promises to be packed with all the information and intrigues you would want to immediately hear to stay connected to the showbiz world.

Viewers will definitely be treated to their daily fix of showbiz happenings that will be discussed in the show’s various regular segments that include: Eksena Round-Up, the opening segment that will quickly rundown the hottest headlines gathered from tabloids and social media; Trending5, where the latest stories of public interest will be laid bare in the program, with the hosts giving their upfront, candid and unfiltered opinions; andGuess Who?, a fun segment that puts a unique twist on every viewer’s ultimate guilty pleasure – juicy blind items.

Viewers should also look forward to the program’s special weekly segments that include:I.C.U. (every Monday) with the program’s resident rampadora IC bringing viewers closer to the hottest events happening all over the metro; Konek D’ Stars (every Tuesday) where Bianca shows how everyone in the world of local showbiz is, in one way or another, connected to each other; T.K.O. Trending Ka O! (every Wednesday), where the ‘celebrity of the moment’ sits on the program’s hot seat for a tell-all interview with the hosts;Throwback is You (every Thursday), where the hottest issues and most controversial stars of the past are put under the spotlight once again; and TGIF Thank God It’s Fashion!(every Friday), where the hosts sit down with a guest stylist to discuss the fashion hits and misses of your favorite celebrities.

On top of these, TV5 likewise gives viewers more ways to enjoy and connect 24/7 with “Showbiz Konek na Konek” with the program’s active presence in different online portals such as Viber Public Chat, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where netizens can see and join in on extended discussions regarding the hottest showbiz issues.

Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner Reprise Roles as Black Widow and Hawkeye in Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner Reprise Roles as Black Widow and Hawkeye in Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International Press Release

Acclaimed actors Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner reprise their beloved, kick-ass roles as Black Widow and Hawkeye, respectively, in Marvel's new action-adventure “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

When Johansson dons Black Widow’s gear for the new film, she has one clear goal in mind: keeping true to her character. She says, “The most important aspect of my job as an actor, who’s been carrying this character from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ is to keep consistency with the character’s arc and have the character’s evolution be one that is cohesive. You want to feel like the character is growing as opposed to just staying the same.

Although Johansson worked with different directors over the course of inhabiting the Natasha Romanoff character, it was her first meeting with director/writer Joss Whedon that allowed her to explore her character’s past. “In my first meeting with Joss, I had the chance to talk about Natasha’s backstory and her sordid past,” recalls Johansson, “and I wanted to make sure that she stayed sort of gray, not really black or white. What’s exciting and compelling about the character is that she’s not Cap; she’s not righteous. She was in S.H.I.E.L.D. because it’s where she belonged, not necessarily that it was the right place to be. Now we find The Avengers in business as usual mode but it’s changing. So it’s my job to make sure that Natasha, through that change, stays true to the Natasha that I started with in ‘The Avengers.’

In Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” a new threat to humanity raises its head - the powerful Ultron. Johansson informs, “Ultron’s everyone. He’s everywhere. I guess he would be like big brother in a way - the evil big brother. He’s much greater than The Avengers combined, although it turns out not to be true but it feels like that.”

Meanwhile, when Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye hits the big screen again in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” audiences will learn a lot more about him. Hawkeye spent most of Marvel’s “The Avengers” in a Loki-induced hypnotic state but this time around he is standing toe-to-toe with the rest of the team and his character deepens as the story unfolds. Renner comments, “It was really cool to be able to explore Hawkeye’s human side and that was my main attraction to doing Hawkeye in the first place because he’s a character that is human and he’s flawed and has limitations.”

The expanded look into Hawkeye’s personality and background also means different relationships with the other members of The Avengers team. Renner comments on Hawkeye’s relationship with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man, saying, “It’s a little different now after exploring a little bit about Hawkeye’s past in the last one. This one is deepening their relationship a little further. With Hawkeye and Stark there’s a lot more to explore and Downey’s just a ton of fun to work with. He knows how to keep it alive and fresh and you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. I like that.”

As far as the team dynamic goes on and off the set, Renner says, “None of us Avengers get along that well and that’s a really great thing; it’s a dysfunctional family. But off set we do all get along very well and the cast has probably been the best part of making these movies. In this one we’re together a lot, which is great for us but terrible for Joss Whedon because it’s tough to wrangle 10 crazy actors that love each other and just want to talk. It’s like kindergarten class. He literally has to whistle to get our attention. Ritalin just needs to be served at lunch. But it’s been a lot more fun and connective tissue with us off set and on set because we had a lot more to do in this together.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan SkarsgĆ„rd as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers.

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.




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