Saturday, April 18, 2015

ASAP 20: Daniel Padilla and Kim Chiu Grand Birthday Performances

ASAP 20: Daniel Padilla and Kim Chiu Grand Birthday Performances

USTV’s Award of Excellence for Variety, “ASAP 20” brings viewers twice the fun as it caps off the month of April with big birthday bashes for Teen King Daniel Padilla and Box Office and Teleserye Royalty, Kim Chiu this Sunday (April 19). Expect a bigger, grander, and more exciting show on the “ASAP” stage as Kim headlines ASAP Fans Day.

The gates of heaven will open for the big launch of Primetime Bida’s Nathaniel with the whole cast led by Gerald Anderson, Shaina Magdayao, Isabelle Daza, Pokwang, Jayson Gainza, Yesha, Camille,Benjie Paras and Ms. Coney Reyes. Fall in love with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel, Julia Baretto and Inigo Pascual, plus Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual.

Meanwhile, enjoy an extraordinary concert treats from Gary Valenciano, Zsazsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Bamboo, Jed Madela, KZ Tandingan, Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto. Plus, acoustic treats from the good-looking balladeers JM De Guzman, Daniel Ombao Josh Padilla, Edward Benosa and Paolo Valenciano. Also, watch out for the hilarious ASAP Karaoke with Luis Manzano, Alex Gonzaga and Salbakuta.

Get ready for a Supahdance showdown with Enrique Gil and Enchong Dee,Gerald Anderson and Rayver Cruz, Nikki Gil and Shaina Magdayao. Witness the sexiest summer treats from Jessy Mendiola, Arci Munoz, and Andi Eigenmann with hot boys Kirst Viray Tommy Esguerra and Mark McMahon. ASAP Summer Dance U kicks off with Mavy and Cassy plus twins Joj and Jai, Fifth and Fourth and MM and MJ Magno. Plus, teen surprises from Bugoy Carino, Andrea Brillantes, Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, Jane Oineza and Miles Ocampo.

Party this Sunday with Asia’s longest-running and Outstanding Variety Show, “ASAP 20,” this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN. For viewers who want to purchase ASAP official merchandise, visit the ABS-CBN Store located at the ground floor of ELJ Building in Quezon City, or order these and other ABS-CBN products at

Famous Rock Icon Alice Cooper Applauds Jay-R’s Performance on ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar

Famous Rock Icon Alice Cooper Applauds Jay-R’s Performance on ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’

Famous international "shock" rock icon Alice Cooper commends Jay-R on his unbelievable performance of his hit song "I Never Cry" during last Saturday's episode of  “Your Face Sounds Familiar” making the Kapamilya singer more inspired to study his succeeding performances on the show.

Check out the comparison below:

Alice Cooper - I Never Cry

Jay-R - I Never Cry 

Alice Cooper Congratulates Jay-R on Twitter

Co-performers Maxene Magalona and Edgar Allan Guzman, on the other hand, also have a tough task of impersonating music icons of the opposite gender. They will transform into Vhong Navarro and Toni Gonzaga, respectively.

Karla Estrada will again show off her vocal chops as Mariah Carey, while Tutti Caringal will be made over as Aeromsmith vocalist Steven Tyler. Nyoy Volante will try rapping as Apl de Ap, while Jay-R and Melai Cantiveros will impress as their own versions of Tom Jones and Cyndi Lauper.

Don’t miss “Your Face Sounds Familiar” Saturdays after “MMK” and Sundays after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. For program updates, like, follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram, or visit

Kurt Joshua Ong, Vice Ganda's Newest Boyfriend?

Kurt Joshua Ong, Vice Ganda's Newest Boyfriend?

Is Mr. Chinatown 2014 Kurt Joshua Ong the Chinese boyfriend of blockbuster comedian Vice Ganda?

It was Vice's best friend Coco Martin who first spilled the beans and gave out clues about the identity of the comedian's boyfriend during his latest guesting on Gandang Gabi, Vice to promote the movie "You're My Boss". According to Coco, Vice's latest boyfriend is Chinese who came from a pageant and now trying out his luck in showbiz.


The couple (?) reportedly started dating immediately after Kurt's stint as "It's Showtime" Hurado and a special guest in GGV. Both shows are being headlined by Vice. He was also part of Vice's MMFF 2014 movie "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin". 

When both of them appeared on KrisTV in November last year, Vice shared that they first met in Hong Kong even before Kurt won the pageant and became friends since then. The comedian also added that he is just helping Kurt to penetrate showbiz as a way of giving forward with so many blessings that come his way.

Marian Rivera Out of Kapuso Series "The Rich Man’s Daughter", Diana Zubiri and Andy Smith Prenuptial Photos

Marian Rivera Out of Kapuso Series "The Rich Man’s Daughter", Diana Zubiri and Andy Smith Prenuptial Photos

Marian Rivera, who is 2 months pregnant, decided to set aside her showbiz commitments including her upcoming Kapuso primetime series "The Rich Man’s Daughter" to ensure safety of her baby with husband Dingdong Dantes.

GMA Network press statement:

Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera has withdrawn from her upcoming program  The Rich Man’s Daughter and her GMA Pinoy TV guestings abroad due to her delicate condition. GMA Network fully supports Marian’s decision and strongly believes that Marian and her baby’s safety is first and foremost. We would like to assure her supporters that Marian will still be seen in various shows in the Kapuso Network. We pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy for our dear Marian."


Former Alamid vocalist Gary Ignacio passed away at exactly 2:50PM on Friday afternoon, April 17, due to multiple organ failure and complications with bone cancer. He was 49 years old.

Gary is the voice behind the hit song "Your Love".

His remains lies in state at the Sto. Rosario Village Chapel in Barangay Baritan, Malabon. 


Inah Estrada, daughter of Janice de Belen and John Estrada, decided to follow the footsteps of her parents and so she left her profession as a celebrity make-up artist to try showbiz.

Inah is paired with Akihiro Blanco in the next episode of TV5's hit primetime series "Wattpad Presents: The Nerdy Girl Turns into a Hottie Chick" starting April 20 until April 24.




Is Piolo Pascual dating Malaysian Actress Nur Fazura Piolo Pascual based on the photo below?

The two were spotted having "extra" sweet moments together at the afterparty of ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards 2015 (AIFFA) held on April 11 at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Malaysia.

ABS-CBN Features Toprating Pinoy Dramas in 2015 MIPTV at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, France

ABS-CBN Features Toprating Pinoy Dramas in 2015 MIPTV at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, France

ABS-CBN International Press Release

ABS-CBN International Distribution is all set to showcase the Philippines’ most watched and top-rating dramas this 2015 in the upcoming MIPTV market to be held at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, France this April 13-16.

ABS-CBN will have its own exhibition booth in the said market dubbed as the most established TV and digital content market in the world.

ABS-CBN International Distribution welcomed 2015 by closing deals with first-time buyers from Kazakhstan, Macedonia, and Thailand. We look forward to penetrate even more new territories. We are highly encouraged by the growing demand for Filipino content and we are proud to showcase our latest top raters and blockbusters in MIPTV,” said ABS-CBN head for Program Acquisitions and International Sales and Distribution Leng Raymundo.

Leading their slate is the current number one title on Filipino primetime television, “Forevermore,” topbilled by two of the Philippines’ hottest young stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. The light romance maps out the joys and aches of first love between the son of a hotel magnate and a beautiful but feisty strawberry farmer.

Airing back-to-back with “Forevermore” on PH TV is another hit drama “Bridges of Love” led by Asia’s Prince of Drama, Jericho Rosales. It is a captivating tale of two estranged brothers who fell in love with the same woman.

From gripping original plots, ABS-CBN also proudly exhibits its successful adaptation of hit Korean drama “Two Wives.” The primetime series, which ended its five-month run last month, offers an intense viewing experience through the superb acting of its cast and its unique Filipino twist to the extraordinary tale of infidelity.

On top of its popular dramas, ABS-CBN’s MIPTV campaign also showcases three of its film arm’s most recent movie blockbusters that includes romantic teen flick “Crazy Beautiful You” (US$7M in box office), horror drama “Feng Shui” (US$5.6M) and highest-earning Filipino independent film “That Thing Called Tadhana” (US$3M).

Raymundo and her team are confident that their roster of content offerings will surely captivate the global market.

“At the core of ABS-CBN dramas are heartfelt Filipino stories that have universal appeal— emotional, upholding positive values, mostly anchored on family and founded on love and hope,” explained Raymundo.

ABS-CBN International Distribution has been recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 30,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. For more information, visit ABS-CBN International Distribution’s official website at

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pinay Twitter Millionaires 2015: Anne, Angel, Vice, Kathryn, Yeng, KC, Bianca and Angelica

Pinay Twitter Millionaires 2015: Anne, Angel, Vice, Kathryn, Yeng, KC, Bianca and Angelica

Can you guess who among our local Pinay celebrity Twitter users are considered top social network influencers based on the several millions following their daily activities, musings, promotions and endorsements, as posted on the blogging platform?

Here are the Pinay Celebrities in the list of the Most-Followed Personalities on Twitter:

#1. Anne Curtis @annecurtissmith - 8M followers

#2. Angel Locsin @143redangel - 5.96M followers

#3. Vice Ganda @vicegandako - 5.09M followers

#4. Angelica Panganiban  @iamangelicap4 - 4.67M followers

#5. Kathryn Bernardo @bernardokath  - 4.42M followers

#6. Yeng Constantino @YengPLUGGEDin - 4.24M followers

#7. KC Concepcion @kc_concepcion - 4.21M followers

#8. Bianca Gonzales @iamsuperbianca - 4.04M followers

#9. Cristine Reyes @_CristineReyes_ - 3.91M followers

#10. Julia Montes @montesjulia - 3.68M followers

ABS-CBN Implements Precise, Fair Pricing Model to Advertisers

ABS-CBN Implements Precise, Fair Pricing Model to Advertisers

ABS-CBN Press Release
ABS-CBN, the country’s largest multimedia company, has begun implementing a much more precise and therefore fairer way of charging advertisers to bring about accountability as well as efficiency in the media buying process.

In his speech during the Media Specialists Association of the Philippines (MSAP) 2015 Media Congress, ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez III said the CPIRP (cost per individual rating point) pricing model is one of the innovations that the company hopes to carry out by May this year.

ABS-CBN is the first TV broadcaster in the country to explore such a pricing model.

Traditional media buying practice in the Philippines is one where we apply a fixed cost regardless of the program performance,” he said. “Now, that will change with the CPIRP or cost per individual rating point scheme. It is based on the globally accepted and proven CTARP model.”


While CTARP refers to cost per target audience rating point, CPIRP defines the cost per individual rating point. Advertisers who set a budget use up their funds according to the set rates and how many individuals or eyeballs are reached by their ads.

Lopez added that “precise measurement of audience and consumption is the trademark of this digital age.”

Similar to websites, wherein the number of unique visitors, their location, what device was used, page views, and time spent on each page can all be measured accurately, CPIRP can do the same for TV advertising.

Lopez said CPIRP rates may vary each day based on the actual number of people reached by a TV show.

We believe that precise measurement is the new norm in ensuring fairness, transparency, and accountability. You pay for what you get,” he said.

If we fail to deliver, the advertiser saves his money. But when we hit the top of the chart, everybody wins. The advertiser gets the exposure he desires, the viewer gets to enjoy the shows that give them real delight.”

This also impels ABS-CBN to hit the highest possible rating points per time slot at all times.

Lopez said this is all part of ABS-CBN’s focus on innovation, which can be seen in the launching of ABS-CBN TVplus, ABS-CBNmobile, and iWant TV in the last few years alone.

But it is only by doing things differently can we serve our evolving, demanding global Filipino consumer,” he said.

Kathryn Bernardo and The 8 Things That Make Her Feel Real Good

Kathryn Bernardo and The 8 Things That Make Her Feel Real Good

Whether or not you're a Kathryn Bernardo fanatic or a KathNiel (the term coined to describe her ultra-successful loveteam with Daniel Padilla) worshipper, I bet you would like to know what makes the Teen Queen, whom at an early age, already achieved so much in her life.

Considered as one of this generations most important star, having been an inspiration to many young Filipinas who dream of making it big in the showbiz industry, with 4 starring movies that earned multi-million pesos in the box-office, a top-rating TV shows, and countless awards and recognitions, Kathryn says that her love for what she is doing allows her to deliver outstanding performances and shine bright in a very competitive industry that is show business.

Truly, the Teen Queen knows what she wants and what’s good for her. The things that inspire her to continuously achieve her dreams. They are:

Good Book – “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks
The teen actress says that Sparks tops the list of her favorite authors because he is a very detailed narrator and a moving storyteller. She cites “The Last Song” as her favorite in Sparks’ vast book collection because it didn’t just focus on romance, but also on family relationships, specifically father-daughter love.

Good Food – Pizza and Chicken
If there’s anything she can eat all day, Kathryn would definitely choose pizza and chicken. “They are my favorites! They’re like my comfort food!” says the teen actress.

Good Workout – Core Exercise
As one of the most sought-after teen stars today, Kathryn has to maintain her good physique and make sure that she keeps her health always at its best. She says that she enjoys core exercise because it improves her balance and stability and it’s easy to set up anytime, anywhere.

Good Animal – Dogs
After a taxing day, just seeing her dogs makes Kathryn forget about a long day’s work.  “Their presence lightens up everything!”

Good Music – Jack Johnson’s music
The Teen Queen says that Johnson’s songs are light and easy, which makes her feel good every day. “His music speaks to me! His songs are light and easy and they always make me feel good everyday,” says the Teen Queen.

Good Place – Los Angeles
The City of Angels is among the favorite places that Kathryn loves to go to because she finds it very chill and laid back, allowing her to reflect and relax.

Good Role Model – Her Mom
The “Pangako Sa’Yo” star owes her success to people around her especially her mom who is there through thick and thin.  “She’s my rock! My mom is a very strong woman and I idolize her for that.”

Good Mouthwash – OraCare
What Kathryn loves about OraCare is that it doesn’t have alcohol and the burning sensation and strong aftertaste – giving her a pleasurable gargling experience. Apart from that, she is confident that OraCare provides her real mouth clean despite its water-like taste. It is because OraCare’s active ingredient, Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide, effectively kills bad bacteria and neutralizes volatile sulfur compounds – the main culprit behind strong mouth odors – giving her the real mouth clean she needs everyday.

Just recently, Kathryn was  as the brand ambassador for OraCare Mouthrinse, giving a face to the brand’s newest campaign “It’s Real Good for Me.”

OraCare is my choice because it boosts my confidence, allowing me to be the best that I can be. It’s real good for me!” Kathryn states.

The brand’s newest campaign with Kathryn aims to inspire the younger generation to be conscious about their oral hygiene as early as possible and adopt the habit of choosing things that will be good for them. It will provide them with that extra boost of confidence to achieve more awesome things in life. “Parang ngang OraCare is the mouthwash for our generation – it’s convenient to use, walang hassle gamitin dahil walang sting yet very effective. It’s modern and trendy.”

Like the teen star, everyone can choose to surround themselves with only good things that will help them become better individuals. So, take it from the Teen Queen and start choosing what’s good for you.

OraCare Mouthrinse, made by Pascual Laboratories, Inc., is available at leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. It comes in three variants - Regular, Cool and Merrymint.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Set on July 12, 2015

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Wedding Set on July 12, 2015

Blockbuster queen Toni Gonzaga reportedly tying the knot with famous indie director Paul Soriano on Philippine Independence day? Ironic, isn't it?

Rumors have it that while the country is celebrating our independence, Toni and Paul decided to bid their single blessedness goodbyes and tie the knot on June 12, 2015.

Although the couple have yet to confirm the rumor, people are speculating that their much-awaited grand wedding will happen on that day which coincides with 8th anniversary as a couple.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sarah Geronimo Requires Kissing Scene with Piolo Pascual in Upcoming Movie "The Break Up Playlist"

Sarah Geronimo Requires Kissing Scene with Piolo Pascual in Upcoming Movie "The Break Up Playlist"

Rated "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) and a Parental Guidance (PG) rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), "Kid Kulafu," the story of Manny Pacquiao starring Buboy Villar and under the direction of Paul Soriano, is now showing in cinemas nationwide.


Sarah Geronimo, during her launch as newest endorser of clothing brand Jag on Tuesday, expressed her admiration to newest leading man Piolo Pascual.

"Sobrang gwapo talaga. Parang ngayon lang ako naka-encounter ng ganung ka-gwapong leading man," Sarah declared.

The Popstar is currently filming a movie with the country's Ultimate Heartthrob entitled "The Break Up Playlist" under Star Cinema and Viva Films.

Asked what fans should expect from their first tandem, she said: "Yung kissing scene. Kase gustong-gusto ko talaga kaya ipalalagay ko talaga sya."

Charice on brewing comparison with Ariana Grande: Offended. Disappointed.

On Instagram, Charice voiced out her reaction to people comparing her to Ariana's version of Whitney Houston hit "I Have Nothing" which she likewise performed with mentor David Foster in their past concerts. "Tigilan nyo na ako with your comparisons. Una sa lahat, napakalayo ng itsura ko kay Ariana, kaya sobrang nakaka-offend. But I guess yun yung point niyo diba? Ma-offend ako.

"Ariana did an amazing job. This is your answer and I'm not mad just a little offended."


Big Reveal!

Sen. Ralph Recto cheated on award-winning actress veteran and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos.

"Meron. Pero ang malas niya, napangasawa niya ako na nasa entertainment world. Kahit saan siya magtago, kilala ako, matsitsismis siya." Vilma told Winnie Monsod in the April 13 episode of talk show "Bawal ang Pasaway".

She further said, "Sabi ko, 'Kung may gagawin ka at mahuli kita, aminin mo na, kesa madinig ko pa sa iba. Baka mas mapapatawad kita.' There was one time, tinanong ko, 'Totoo ba itong ganyan-ganyan?' Sabi niya, 'Totoo.' 'O, sige! Next time, be careful.' Nag-sorry naman siya... Umiyak nga, e! Pero inamin niya kaya napatawad ko."

Music Video: Kim Chiu Releases “Mr. Right” Under Star Music

Music Video: Kim Chiu Releases “Mr. Right” Under Star Music

Eight years after the release of her bestselling first studio album “Gwa Ai Di,” Kim Chiu returns to music scene with the release of her newest song “Mr. Right” under under Star Music.

Composed by Christian Martinez, “Mr. Right” is the carrier of her upcoming second studio album called “Chinita Princess”.

Check out “Mr. Right” lyric video below:

Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Now Available on iTunes

Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Now Available on iTunes

For the first time ever, the empire has descended onto the digital platform in the galaxy – or at least here on Earth. The entire Star Wars Digital Movie Collection is now available for pre-order on iTunes Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

All six epic films will be fully released for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually. Viewers and fans alike will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their favorite devices anywhere on Star Wars Day – May the 4th.

Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film.

Watch the trailer of Star Wars Digital Movie Collection below:

Don’t miss the most iconic movie collection of all time as it becomes available on Digital HD. Own the Force on May the 4th!

MTV Movie Awards 2015 - Winners List

MTV Movie Awards 2015 - Winners List

Here is the full list of winners of MTV Movie Awards 2015 as announced on April 12 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California:

Movie of the Year: The Fault In Our Stars

Best Female Performance: Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

 Best Male Performance:  Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Best Scared-As-s**t Performance: Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door

Best Comedic Performance: Channing Tatum, 22 Jump Street

Breakthrough Performance: Dylan Obrien, The Maze Runner

Best On-screen Transformation: Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Best Duo: Zac Efron and Dave Franco, Neighbors

Best Kiss: Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars

Best Shirtless Performance:  Zac Efron, Neighbors

Best Musical Moment:  Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part .

Best WTF Moment: Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, Neighbors

Best Fight: Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter, The Maze Runner

Best Villain: Meryl Streep, Into The Woods

Best Hero:  Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner

Trailblazer Award:  Shailene Woodley

Generation Award:  Robert Downey Jr.

Comedic Genius Award:  Kevin Hart

Zanjoe Marudo and Jana Agoncillo Bid Televiewers Goodbye on April 17

Zanjoe Marudo and Jana Agoncillo Bid Televiewers Goodbye on April 17

ABS-CBN’s charming primetime drama series “Dream Dad” will level up the positive vibes and challenges every night as the Zanjoe Marudo and Jana Agoncillo-starrer is now on its last two weeks. Since it aired on November 2014, “Dream Dad” has charmed the hearts of TV viewers because of the good vibes that Baste (Zanjoe) and Baby (Jana) bring with them every night, and the cute love story of Baste and Alex (Beauty Gonzalez) or more known as the ‘BasLex’ love team. 

In the last two weeks of the series, “Dream Dad” will surely keep more viewers hooked now that Baste and Alex are officially in a relationship, and now that Bebeth (Yen Santos) is ready to fight for her rights as Baby’s mother. Will Baste be able to give Baby back to her real mother? In the end, what will they all do to give Baby a complete, happy, and loving family? 

Don’t miss the 'Yes, Yes, Yes' finale of the feel-good family drama series “Dream Dad,” on April 17 (Friday), after “TV Patrol,” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For more information about “Dream Dad,” log on to the show’s official social networking sites,, and

Maja Salvador Answers Gerald Anderson's Break-up Revelation

Maja Salvador Answers Gerald Anderson Break-up Revelation

Less than 24 hours after Gerald Anderson admitted that they mutually ended their 22 months relationship and asked the public to respect their privacy, Maja Salvador posted a photo of her taken from her daily primetime series "Bridges of Love" with a very intriguing hashtag #BridgesOfLoveTHENEWMIA."

A photo posted by 💎 MAJA 💎 ❤️InLove❤️ (@iammajasalvador) on

Katie Holmes' “Miss Meadows” Arrives Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas

Katie Holmes' “Miss Meadows” Arrives Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas

The crowd-pleasing dark comedy “Miss Meadows” arrives exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting today, April 15, bringing with her an unshakable moral compass and compelling need to right the wrong.

In the film, Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) has impeccable manners and grace, and she teaches these attributes, along, with the importance of courage and kindness, to her elementary school students, wherever she happens to be substitute teaching. Like the wise bluebird that follows her, she communes with nature and abides by it’s natural laws. Wherever she goes, Miss Meadows makes the world a better place to live, by whatever means are necessary.

With a kind of child-like approach, Miss Meadows does what law inforcement or good citizens cannot; she rids the community of predators and riff raff. She never looks for trouble, but she certainly never turns away from it, either. Her motto is one she teaches the children; “Everyone deserves a second chance, but never a third.

From animal cruelty to pedophile priests to child abusers, when this pulp fiction Mary Poppins says, “toot a loo,” she means it. Her feminine beauty and simple moral code belie a tragic childhood. With the clarity of a child, and the sensuality of a young woman, she arrives in a new town, her Mary Jane shoes complete with taps on them, only to find what she was never looking for; love! And with a Sheriff (James Badge Dale) who just happens to be looking for a vigilante…

When their budding romance is tested, Miss Meadows finds a way to honor both her new love, yet stay true to her own unique, excruciatingly impeccable moral code. She is a true, modern, anti-hero.

Director and screenwriter Karen Leigh Hopkins discusses her journey in creating the film. “I wrote Miss Meadows over 14 years ago as I contemplated motherhood, and the beautiful responsibility of bringing a child into this sometimes wonderful, often horrifying, world. Was it fair to bring a precious new life here, and, if so, what would I teach my unborn child about navigating the wonders and terrors of this place. About the same time, a 12-year-old girl named Polly was abducted out of her bedroom slumber party and, tragically, murdered. News reports swarmed and one suggested that the cretin who stole this Childs’ precious life needed sympathy. Had we lost our minds in the politically correct grey matter? I had always thought of myself as a liberal thinker but at that moment I saw a clear, black and white world. MISS MEADOWS appeared to me – a person of manners and grace, who could bridge the gap between what parents and the law couldn’t – Miss Meadows could protect our children. Conjuring her gave me a strength and a newfound courage. And with every new atrocity in our society I asked myself what Miss Meadows would do – and that fueled my resolve; to give a life to this character and her world.

I needed her. Perhaps, others needed her, too.

Making this film has been the most creatively rewarding and emotionally humbling experience of my artistic life. Never before had I been more conscious of the idea that every single choice matters to the whole. From a producer that looked me in the eye and said, “I’ll get this done” and did – to every single crew member I tried to know by name to help this vision come to life literally brought me to a kind of new humility and gratitude.

Finally, the transformation of Katie Holmes in the deeply complex and challenging role of Miss Meadows is a revelation; she is both fierce and vulnerable; charming and smarter than any room. Without question the right role for the right actress at the right moment in time. People often ask me, “Is this the movie you imagined?” and I say “It is more so” with regard to the heart and soul of this true teacher for our time, Miss Meadows.

I liken directing to giving birth and the incomparable energy that the first infancy year takes from a parent. And never – since the birth and caring of my own little girl – have I been so consumed. It is the good work of this life and a life in art, and a lesson that is an honor and a privilege to share.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kris Aquino and Bimby Yap Figure in EDSA Car Accident

Kris Aquino and Bimby Yap Figure in EDSA Car Accident

Kris Aquino and her son Bimby Yap were rushed to the emergency room pf St. Lukes Hospital in Taguig on Tuesday following a minor car accident along EDSA.

Kris, in a series of Instagram posts, said that they were on their way to an endorsement shoot when two armored cars on EDSA abruptly changed lanes, causing the vehicle in front of theirs made a sudden stop.

"Our brakes were good & we were all wearing seatbelts but we were bumped by the car immediately behind us," she said.

According to Kris, both she and her son experienced dizziness and elevated blood pressure after the accident.


"When we arrived my BP was 170/100 & Bimb's was 130/90. BP for me now is still elevated 140/90 (feeling muscle spasms in my neck & right shoulder), Bimb is okay na 110/70," Kris said.

Gerald Anderson Confirms Break-up with Maja Salvador

Gerald Anderson Confirms Break-up with Maja Salvador

This just in, fresh from the playboy's mouth!

During tonight's grand presscon for ABS-CBN newest primetime series "Nataniel" at the 14th floor of ELJ Building in ABS-CBN, male lead star Gerald Anderson confirmed what showbiz insiders are talking for several days already - his break-up with Maja Salvador.

Exactly 4 months after he declared that he is aiming his 'longest relationship' with the "Bridges of Love" actress, Maja's intriguing Instagram post during the Lenten break made their supporters believe that Gerrald already ended his love affair with her.

During the Holy Week, the (inseparable) couple were seen spending time individually with friends. Maja spent the week in Bali, Indonesia with friends Thou Reyes and Cacai Bautista while Gerald stayed in Subic, Zambales with Rayver Cruz and Fred Payawan.
Possible source of conflict between them leading to the break-up according to showbiz insider is their lack of time for each other. Maja is busy with her primetime series opposite Jericho Rosales and Paulo Avelino while Gerald is spending all his time with "Nathaniel". Reports also stressed that Gerald took Maja's sexy and daring scenes in the series negatively but Maja still pushes through despite Gerald's disapproval.

Lesson learned:Your best friend knows best!

Am I hearing a big, loud, devilish laugh from Kim?

Kylie Padilla and Matt Henares Spotted Kissing, Ai-ai delas Alas vs. Kris Aquino War Heats Up

Kylie Padilla and Matt Henares Spotted Kissing, Ai-ai delas Alas vs. Kris Aquino War Heats Up

Shaira Mae and Mark Neumann, TV5's biggest loveteam popularly known as ShaRk, star in their biggest, most magical TV project yet.

After starring the three blockbuster, top-trending episodes of the hit TV adaptation of popular online novels Wattpad Present “Mister Popular Meets Miss Noboboy” (aired September 29 to October 3, 2014), “Mister Popular Meets Miss Nobodoy: Still in Love” (aired November 24 to 28, 2014), and “I’m In Love With a DOTA Player” (aired February 2 to 6, 2015), ShaRk returns for the fourth time in the biggest Wattpad Presents yet entitled “The Magic in You” which was shot in Hong Kong Disneyland.

ABS-CBN Global Ltd, the umbrella organization that owns all international subsidiaries of the leading and largest Philippine multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, announced recently the appointment of Ms. Kai V. Rodriguez as the new Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa Operations.

An alumna of Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a Masters of Science in Management and of University of the Philippines College of Business where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy, Ms. Rodriguez was until her appointment ABS-CBN Global’s Chief Finance Officer and Strategic Planning Head. Ms. Rodriguez brings to her new post 22 years of experience in business consulting, strategy development and business integration, corporate finance and tax planning, and leadership, development and implementation of financial, performance measurement and operations systems and organization design in various industries including media and entertainment, broadcast and pay television, telecommunications, retail, banking and financial services, and print and publishing industries.

Ms. Rodriguez takes over her new position from Mr. Edgardo Garcia who has now assumed the role of ABS-CBN Global’s CFO and Strategic Planning Head.


Kylie Padilla (daughter of action superstar Robin Padilla) and rumored boyfriend Matt Henares (son of talent manager Ronnie Henares and cousin of Kapuso actress Rhian Ramos) are too proud telling the world how in love they are through their individual Instagram posts showing them kissing, spending time together.

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The battle between estranged BFF Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai delas Alas continue!

In case you think the silent war between them is finally over after that controversial kiss and make-up incident during Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera's royal wedding in December? Think again (or not, dumber!).

Before she was even launch officially as Kapuso's newest recruit, the comedy actress already have a long list of work to fulfill on the Timog-based TV network. Among them is a daily morning show that will compete against Kris' early morning magazine show "KrisTV".

It's All About Summer on ABS-CBN Publishing Magazines this April 2015

It's All About Summer on ABS-CBN Publishing Magazines this April 2015 

ABS-CBN Publishing Press Release
The season that will make people soak in the sun and sea is here. As pristine beaches become dotted with beach goers, ABS-CBN Publishing’s magazines provide readers with enlightening tips to have the best summer vacation this April.

ABS-CBN Publishing’s magazine titles understand the needs of our readers. Every summer, our team does extensive research to provide readers with exciting content that will help them enjoy the summer season with their family and friends,” ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. Associate Publisher Jane Tan said.

This April, the hottest stars, fancy cars, and best resort style living homes grace the covers of the issues that are packed with all the must-read cool, trendy tips and tricks for the season:

Sarah Meier debuts maiden issue for “Metro”

Metro’s new editor-in-chief Sarah Meier highlights girl power to an all new level by showing readers what it takes to be a world class Filipina with Tony award-winning broadway star Lea Salonga on the cover of Metro’s April issue.

Salonga dishes out to Metro how she made her name standout in the fast-paced glamorous world of broadway while donning stylish and sophisticated summer outfits that reflect her confidence and bright personality.

Metro’s newest issue also lets readers connect with Metro editors as they give a personal tour of top summer destinations Siem Reap, London, and Osaka.

Metro also beefs up its glossy pages with its ultimate summer trend special where it shares to readers insightful tips about conquering the summer season: From selecting the best swimwear that matches the body type to choosing the perfect sunnies that compliments any summer outfit.

James Reid inspires readers to be fit for summer in “Chalk”

Chalk magazine sizzles with hottest teen sensation James Reid on the cover of its summer issue that features not just the coolest trends of the season, but also the ultimate fitness plan that will inspire readers to achieve that coveted summer body.

Chalk encourages readers to stick to a healthy habit of exercise with its fitness plan that shows effective ways on how to lose weight, tone muscles, and bulk up to have a well-sculpted physique like James.

Chalk’s summer issue also highlights the must-have fashion accessories and bikinis of the season as well as a rundown of the hottest boys list with Chalk’s boys of summer that include JM de Guzman, Khalil Ramos, Derrick Monasterio, Joshua Torralba, and a whole lot more.

Team Kramer charms readers with practical travel tips in “Working Mom”

The adorable family of Doug and Cheska Kramer known collectively as Team Kramer on social media graces the cover of Working Mom to showcase their practical travel tips for the summer season that will make every family maximize their travel time.

Working Mom’s summer special features a mix of captivating vacation memories as Doug and Cheska take a trip down memory lane to remember their best travels as a couple and now as a family of five.

Doug and Cheska also unveil their secrets in making travel hassle-free with three kids in tow plus essential summer hacks to make the most of sunny season.

Working Mom also inspires readers to save up for their ultimate dream destination with easy budget tricks, a load of fun summer activities, and a list of the must-go summer destinations for the whole family.

“Metro Home and Entertaining” makes staycation fun with summer style living issue

Metro Home & Entertaining’s latest issue features a splash of photos of homes that imbibe summer vacation all year round for its summer special.

The April-May issue covers a variety of dreamy vacation homes and will teach readers how to update their spaces with 100 easy and enjoyable design lessons.

Metro Home & Entertaining also highlights staycation destinations and summer trends that will transform living spaces into a place of personal retreat.

“Vault” celebrates summer with its annual travel issue

Vault enchants readers by showcasing business tycoon Ramon Ang’s enviable collection of iconic roadsters that all car enthusiasts will love for its annual travel issue that is all about the best rides to have a road trip in.

In this issue, Vault defines summer luxury with a delightful feature of eight European cities that boasts of the best collectibles of fancy cars as well as a travel piece about the underrated and beautiful city of Detroit that will heighten anyone’s wanderlust.

The April issues of “Metro,” “Chalk,” “Working Mom,” “Metro Home & Entertaining,” and “Vault” are available in newsstands today.

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Dingdong Dantes Releases Statement on Marian Rivera's Pregnancy

Dingdong Dantes Releases Statement on Marian Rivera's Pregnancy

On his official Instagram accounts @dongdantes, soon-to-be daddy Dingdong Dantes confirmed the news saying that barely four months after their wedding, his wife Marian Rivera is pregnant already. He posted:

We are extremely grateful because the greatest gift called life has already been bestowed upon us by God. In behalf of my wife, and our coming baby, we thank all those who prayed for, and with us. Faith really has its way of fulfilling lifelong dreams.”

On Monday, April 13, the happy couple, in an exclusive sit-down interview with GMA-7’s nightly news program “24 Oras” both announced the good news. Dingdong said:
Gusto namin sabi na nagbunga yung aming pagmamahalan at nabiyayaan kami ng Panginoon ng isa sa pinakamagandang regalo na pwedeng ibigay and that’s the gift of life,”

“Yun din ang isa sa mga dahilan kaya kami nagpursiging magpakasal; is too really build a family. And alam naman natin na ang pagkakaroon ng anak ay isa sa mga mahahalagang bagay para magkaroon ng isang pamilya,”

“With regards to the gender, kumbaga one step at a time. Ngayon, nagpapasalamat kami na may biyaya kami ng isang buhay. So siguro okay na kami kahit anong ibigay sa amin,”

Meanwhile, the expectant mom admits that she became emotional upon learning that she carries Dingdong's baby. 

Tuwing maguusap kami, parang sobrang emotional ko. Isa ito sa mga pangarap ko na gusto kong mangyari sa buhay ko, ang maging isang mommy. So ibinigay siya sa amin,”

On Location: "Pangako Sa 'Yo" Photoshoot Video feat. Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo

On Location: "Pangako Sa 'Yo" Photoshoot Video feat. Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo

Cameras start to roll for the much-awaited primetime TV comeback of the most successful loveteam of today - Kathniel.

Fresh from their tour abroad, Teen King and Queen Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo join the pictorial of the whole cast of the TV remake of the most successful Kapamilya series to date, “Pangako Sa ‘Yo”.

Daniel will play the role of Angelo Buenavista (previously brought to life by Jericho Rosales) who admitted that the series brought so much pressure to the Kathniel loveteam due to its worldwide success. “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” was aired and dubbed in various languages across Asia and some parts of Africa.

Check out the video below:

“Pangako Sa ‘Yo” starring Daniel, Kathryn, Angelica Panganiban and Jodi Sta. Maria airs soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Big Reveal: Angeline Quinto Suffers from Physical Abuse Abroad

Big Reveal: Angeline Quinto Suffers from Physical Abuse Abroad

ABS-CBN Press Release

Angeline Quinto portrays a battered OFW who flees her employer’s home in the upcoming episode of the hit sitcom, “Home Sweetie Home” this Saturday (April 18).

Jona (Angeline Quinto), a domestic helper who was employed at Hong Kong arrives at Soo Man Power Agency reporting the incident that her employer hurt her. After hearing Jona’s story, Sir Paeng (Ogie Diaz) tells Romeo (John Lloyd Cruz) to take care of Jona’s case.

Later in the day, Jona notices that Romeo is in a hurry, which made Romeo share to Jona that he is going to watch Daddy V (Rico J. Puno) sing in an open mic session at a bar. Jona excitedly tells Romeo that she also likes to sing and goes with Romeo.

At the open mic session, Romeo urges Jona to sing, telling her that it may be the perfect opportunity for her to pursue her dreams, but Jona tells Romeo that she feels shy in going up on stage. Will Jona have the chance to be recognized for her singing skills?

Find out this Saturday (April 18) 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”, “Goin’ Bulilit” airs Sundays after “TV Patrol Weekend”. 

Is Isabelle Daza Ready for Primetime? First Kapamilya Series "Nathaniel" Airs Beginning April 20

Is Isabelle Daza Ready for Primetime? First Kapamilya Series "Nathaniel" Airs Beginning April 20

Newest Kapamilya recruit Isabelle Daza stars on her first Kapamilya drama series entitled “Nathaniel,” alongside Gerald Anderson, Shaina Magdayao, and the newest child actor, Marco Masa.

Truly, no one can ever question Isabelle as far as her influence in the field of fashion, hosting and digital media are concern. But is she ready to conquer the primetime despite her limited exposure in serious acting?

I'm excited to be part of this teleserye because my co-actors have such great talent and I don't want to be left behind. I want to be better and to work harder to prove myself as an actress,” said Isabelle, who will portray the character of a lawyer named Martha.

TV viewers should watch this beautiful and inspiring story of 'Nathaniel' because kids and families will learn a lot of valuable life lessons in the series,” she added.

ABS-CBN’s newest drama series will revolve around the story of Nathaniel (Marco), an angel who will be sent back to earth to fulfill his mission to restore man's faith in God and remind them the goodness that they can find in everyone's hearts.

Completing the powerhouse cast of “Nathaniel” are Pokwang, Benjie Paras, Jayson Gainza, Ogie Diaz, Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, Yesha Camile, Fourth and Fifth Solomon, and Coney Reyes. It directed by Darnel Joy Villaflor and Francis Pasion.

“Nathaniel” is under the direction of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating inspirational masterpieces such as “May Bukas Pa,” “100 Days to Heaven,” and “Honesto.”

Don’t miss the beginning of the story that will inspire everyone to have faith in the goodness of people, “Nathaniel,” this coming April 20 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For more information about the program, visit the official social networking site of Dreamscape Entertainment Television at,, and

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TV5 and Hong Kong Disneyland Team-up to Bring the Most Magical Pinoy TV Series "The Magic In You"

TV5 and Hong Kong Disneyland Team-up to Bring the Most Magical Pinoy TV Series "The Magic In You"

For the first time in the history of local television, Hong Kong Disneyland partners with a local TV channel to come up with a TV series that will showcase not just the numerous exciting rides and adventures inside the world's most famous theme park and the beauty and magic it brings to our hearts but also to pay tribute to world-class Pinoy talents who works in the "happiest place on earth".

As part of its 10th anniversary, Hong Kong Disneyland collaborate with TV5 in creating a quality, family-friendly entertainment program called "Wattpad Presents: The Magic In You" which was partly shot in every corner of the park.

Based from the hit Wattpad novel by marielicious, "The Magic in You" features the toprating tandem of Artista Academy alumni Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae as they give life to the well-loved characters of Basti Rivera and Princess Anne Dimla. Growing up with heart full of fondness to Disney Princesses like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella and Mulan, Princess wished to be part of the Disney family. Her wish was granted when she was hired as a songwriter.  Her heart got crushed when she found out that she has been scammed. During her breakdown, Basti was able to film her dramatic scenes, posted it on YouTube, and made her an online sensation. They finally found each other in Disneyland. The question is, will it still be the happiest place on Earth when the angry Princess met the culprit Basti?

"Wattpad Presents: The Magic In You" Trailer:

Experience love and magic and be enthralled as TV5 presents "Wattpad Presents: The Magic In You" beginning Monday, April 13 until Friday, April 17, 9PM.

Clara Ole Sets the Trend, Helping Busy Moms Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Clara Ole Sets the Trend, Helping Busy Moms Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

In this busy age where both male and female species strive hard to earn a decent living and provide the best life for their families, most often than not, they tend to set aside the most important thing in life - that is to build a strong, quality ties with their loved ones.
With today's fast-phase life, I, myself, faces the challenge of day to day living juggling between career, my personal needs and my household obligations. A quarter of my life each day is consumed by the worst Metropolitan traffic, half goes to a long-day of productive hours at work (which some part I bring home with me to work on during weekends). This and so , hence, resulting to less and less time for small talks, movie dates, weekends getaways and some household chores I used enjoy doing. This also means putting loads of fast food and karinderya meals on the family table. Unhealthy, right?

That is why learning about Clara Ole is such a huge blessing. Now, no one will dare say she has no time to cook.

No matter how busy we may be or even if you have little kitchen space at home, nothing should stop us from making delicious and healthy meals. Find comfort that Clara Ole offers a wide array of convenient food solutions - from Jam and Jelly flavors to Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce and different Marinade variants down to 3 variants of the Pancake Syrup namely Original, Maple and Cinnamon and 6 varieties of Dips n’ Dressings – Thousand Island, Caesar, Honey Mustard, Asian, Ranch & Wasabi, all in stand-up pouch  to help us whip up a healthy and delicious meal without taking up much time and space in the kitchen.


And to let everyone experience the convenience of Clara Ole, the Potluck Foodfest was launched last April 10 at the R-Space in Bel Air, Makati. Hosted by radio DJ Gelli Victor, the event was a food-filled afternoon that allowed guests to sample different dishes made with Clara Ole. More than just pasta sauces, Clara Ole also offered other delicious and healthy dishes made with their products such as dips n’ dressings, vinaigrettes, and marinades. For dessert, guests satisfied their sweet tooth with treats made with their syrups, jams, and jellies.

The Potluck Foodfest will be a series of eight themed potluck mini parties at condo residences. Beginning April 25, Clara Ole will be going around different condos of different personalities, who will then invite their neighbors, family, and friends to share their own signature dish using Clara Ole. Aside from recipes, they will get to share time and space-saving tips, hacks and helpful information to make fast-paced living a little bit easier.

The event was highlighted by a very special guest, Ms. Amy Perez, who shared her own signature dish and even prepared it on the spot while the guests got to sample it.   She also shared tips and anecdotes on preparing home-cooked meals for her family despite her busy schedule.   What’s more, Ms. Amy Perez will also be hosting her own mini potluck party where she will invite her family and friends to share easy recipes and convenient tips and hacks.

Clara Ole has truly shown that everyone can cook with its #ClaraOlePotluck. Even when we’re in a hurry, we can still prepare and enjoy a hearty meal at home in no time.  And this means we get to have more family time and self-time, too. Clara Ole’s convenient food products are ready for anyone to try, and are available in leading supermarkets nationwide.

 For more exciting news on what else Clara Ole has in store for everyone, visit their Facebook page at and follow their Instagram and Pinterest accounts @ClaraOlePH.

Post a photo of your Clara Ole-infused meals and cooking tips and tag us using the hashtags #ClaraOlePotluck and #diskartips!




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