Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sweden's Fast-Rising Actress Alicia Vikander Spices Up "Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Sweden's Fast-Rising Actress Alicia Vikander Spices Up "Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Sweden's actress-on-the-rise Alicia Vikander ("Ex Machina") stars opposite Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in Warner Bros. Pictures' new spy action-thriller "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is Gaby Teller (Vikander), the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

Solo and Kuryakin's working relationship requires a cover, and that's where newly sprung East Berliner Gaby Teller becomes a more hands-on participant. In order to locate her father, presumably held captive in Rome by a criminal cabal, including Gaby's odious Uncle Rudi, she is pressed into a ruse in which Kuryakin will pose as a Russian architect and she as his loving fiancée. In Rome on holiday while her faux husband-to-be studies structural design, Gaby will reach out to Rudi for her father's whereabouts, in view of her upcoming nuptials. Solo, meanwhile, will work a parallel angle, pretending not to know the happy couple while remaining close.

"We were fans of Alicia's from 'A Royal Affair,'" says producer Lionel Wigram, "and of course she's gone on to so many other successes since then. "We wanted a European actress for the role, someone who could play German and had that fantastic mixture of youth and naiveté with real intelligence and strength."

Making the transition from unpretentious garage mechanic to couture-draped arm candy isn't easy for the straight-talking, down-to-earth young woman. "But if it will keep her this side of the Berlin Wall for the rest of her life, Gaby is game for just about anything," says Vikander.

"I loved the fact that they made her a cool, tomboyish girl with a lot of character," she continues. "Gaby was brought up in a man's world and so she's quite feisty and she knows how to stand her ground. If anything, she has a tough time relaxing and pretending she wants to be just a pretty housewife, and I think it's partly her desire to assert her independence that causes sparks to fly between her and Illya."

Gaby creates sparks between Kuryakin and Solo, too, but only insofar as it gives them more to clash over, starting with a comical scene in which they try to one-up each other with their designer savvy while helping Gaby select her mod wardrobe…perhaps causing her to wonder if navigating Armageddon might be the easiest part of this mission.

Vikander has garnered international recognition since bursting onto the scene in her film debut, "Pure." She won Sweden's prestigious Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in 2011 for her performance as Katarina in the 2010 Swedish drama.

2015 will see her in no less than eight films, and her upcoming projects include a starring role in the next installment of the "Bourne" action franchise, opposite Matt Damon.

Vikander also starred in the lead female role opposite Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in Alex Garland's directorial debut, "Ex Machina," released in the US in April. It has been storming the U.S. box office and enjoying critical acclaim across the board.

Vikander recently wrapped "The Danish Girl," starring opposite Eddie Redmayne, inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife, Gerda. The film is set for release in the U.S. in November. She will also be seen starring in Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans," based on the M.L Stedman novel, opposite Michael Fassbender; and the 17th Century romance "Tulip Fever," alongside Jack O'Connell, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz, directed by Justin Chadwick.

Her other film credits include Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," alongside Keira Knightley and Jude Law; and "A Royal Affair," nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Set for release across the Philippines on August 13, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Sun Cellular Opens "Better Choice" Bazaar at Eastwood Central Plaza on August 1 and 2

Sun Cellular Opens "Better Choice" Bazaar at Eastwood Central Plaza on August 1 and 2

Sun Cellular will hold a lifestyle fair that offers better choices and highlights practicality as the new cool for consumers who want more value for their money because they know better.

Sun's better offers for Sun subscribers (Postpaid, Prepaid and Broadband) can also be availed during the event for non-subscribers. Likewise, Sun will also offer better discounts on fashion, food, gadgets to all Sun subscribers.

The Sun Better Choices Bazaar will be at Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood City, Quezon City this August 1-2, 2015 from 12NN until 10PM.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kris Aquino Finds Love for K Brosas, Is Graham Caygill Her Newest Boyfriend?

Kris Aquino Finds Love for K Brosas, Is Graham Caygill Her Newest Boyfriend?

During her birthday celebration on ABS-CBN daily morning show KrisTV, co-host K Brosas received the biggest surprise of her life when Graham Caygill, Kris Aquino's friend graced the show to bring her 400 roses. Check out the said episode below:

Ryan Rem Sarita "Rock and roll to the world" Jokes Compiled

Ryan Rem Sarita "Rock and roll to the world" Jokes Compiled

You might know him as the guy who made madlang people ROLF (roll on the floor laughing) with his brand of non-sequitur humor accompanied by his famous line "rock and roll to the world." He can deliver a line straight-face, no effort needed but still very funny. But It's Showtime's "Funny One" finalist Ryan Rem Sarita has a lot more to offer. 

The Novaliches-native, who started doing stand-up back in 2008, is also a tutor and a member of comedy group Comedy Manila. He also owns a Facebook page and Twitter account where his brand of comedy garners millions of hits online. Here are some of them:


Posted by Ryan Rems Lines on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rigodon de Amor: Dennis Trillo, Bianca King, Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado (Video)

Rigodon de Amor: Dennis Trillo, Bianca King, Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado (Video)

On Showbiz Konek na Konek episode on Thursday, MJ Marfori, on the show's Throwback is U segment, features "rigidon ng mga celebrity stars with their love ones?

First on the list are Dennis Trillo, Bianca King, Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado. Watch the video:

PART 2THROWBACK IS U sa #SKKonTV5 with MJ MARFORIRIGIDON ng mga CELEBRITY STARS sa kanilang mga minahal sa buhay. sino sino sila?
Posted by Showbiz Konek na Konek on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another set of "rigidon de amor" belongs to Kapamilya Nikki Gil, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia.

Posted by Showbiz Konek na Konek on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

America's Unluckiest Lovable Family Features in "Vacation"

America's Unluckiest Lovable Family Features in "Vacation"

New Line Cinema’s outrageous comedy “Vacation” starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth, marks the big screen return of the Griswold clan - and their epically disastrous family outings.

The Griswolds first hit the screen in 1983 with the release of John Hughes’s and Harold Ramis’s zeitgeist-shifting “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” based on Hughes’s short stories in the eponymous humor magazine. The film became a global phenomenon and opened the way for the Griswolds to bumble through an escalating series of hilarious highs and gut-bustingly funny lows in the three subsequent films that followed - 1985’s “National Lampoon’s European Vacation,” 1989’s “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and 1997’s “Vegas Vacation.” Collectively, the films have introduced a litany of outrageous one-liners into the American cultural lexicon, and garnered generations of fans.

Among them were filmmakers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the scribes behind films like “Horrible Bosses” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” who are making their directorial debut with the 2015 entry in the canon.

The creative pair grew up steeped in the misadventures of the luckless but ever-optimistic Clark Griswold, which Chevy Chase embodies as the ultimate silver screen father who tries too hard, along with Beverly D’Angelo as his wife and eternal voice of reason, Ellen. But the hapless father taking his family to Walley World this time around is Rusty Griswold - who as a teenager delivered some of the film series’ biggest laughs and as an adult is walking proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Goldstein calls the Griswold clan “the unluckiest family in the world, but that’s also what makes them relatable. We’ve all been in these situations where you get together with your family and nothing seems to go right. On the other hand, the things that happen to our Griswolds probably never happen to anybody in the real world to a large extent.”

I would only hope,” Daley adds. “At the same time, it’s funny to watch someone fall down, but it’s never funny to fall down. You’re laughing at yourself, you’re embarrassed, but if you’re looking at it from an outsider’s perspective, it’s always going to be funnier than if you’re the one experiencing it. And I think that there is a certain sense of relief that people get in watching a family go through such terrible, terrible times - because it’s not happening to them.”

With the torch being passed to the current generation of gifted onscreen comedians, it makes perfect sense that the writer/directors would enlist The Hangover trilogy’s hapless dentist Stu—Ed Helms - to inherit the Griswold surname. As Rusty, Helms is joined onscreen by Christina Applegate, one of today’s most beloved cinematic comediennes, as Rusty’s wife, Debbie, with young actors Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins playing their warring sons, Kevin and James, and Chase and D’Angelo reprising their iconic roles.

Opening across the Philippines August 19, “Vacation” is a New Line Cinema presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Enter PBB 737 House

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Enter PBB 737 House

"The Love Affair" lead stars Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez have joined the latest edition of "Pinoy Big Brother".

Entertainment blog MyCHOS posted on Instagram a picture of two veteran actors blindfolded as the marshals guide them in entering the PBB 737 house.

"8 Congressmen and 12 HOR Staff die in Metrowide Earthquake shake drill." - Inquirer

"8 Congressmen and 12 HOR Staff die in Metrowide Earthquake shake drill." - Inquirer

At least 8 Congressmen played by hired actors and 12 others died in a simulation of a massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake hitting the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 30, as part of the Metro Manila-wide earthquake drill.

House Secretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap said that, in the disaster scenario, at least 50 other lawmakers and employees of the chamber were “hurt” during the exercise from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Yap said the House needed to be prepared for the “Big One” especially because the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City was near the West Valley Fault.

The fruit of the exercise is awareness.It’s not your usual earthquake or fire. This is going to be worse,” Yap said.

Except for a 40-year-old female employee, the drill proceeded without any untoward events.

Staff acted as pregnant women, persons with disabilities, senior citizens and earthquake victims for the metro-wide quake drill.

The House of Representatives is among the government institutions that participated in the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA’s) Metro Manila Shake Drill, which aims to instruct the public on how to react in case of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits the metropolis.

"Inside Out" Features 5 Special, Unique Human Emotions

"Inside Out" Features 5 Special, Unique Human Emotions

Disney-Pixar's new comedy adventure “Inside Out” features a team of Emotions who helps guide 11-year-old Riley through an unsettling change in her life.

But as the story was being developed, filmmakers weren’t sure which emotions should make the cut. “Some psychologists claim there are as many as 27 Emotions,” says director Pete Docter. “We toyed with adding Pride. Or Schadenfreude, who delighted in the pain of others. But it started getting crowded in there. We ultimately settled on five.”

Filmmakers then went about defining each Emotion, assigning them a purpose in Riley’s mind, and tackling the difficult process of finding the right look for each. “The look and design of the Emotions had to remind people that they are personifications of feelings,” says Docter. “They’re not little people. They’re Emotions. They’re made of energy - they’re made up of thousands of particles, which kind of looks like energy. We wanted to capture what emotions feel like - the shapes, the colors - as well as their personalities.

JOY (voice of Amy Poehler). Joy’s goal has always been to make sure Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life as opportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy.

FEAR (voice of Bill Hader). Fear’s main job is to protect Riley and keep her safe. He is constantly on the lookout for potential disasters, and spends time evaluating the possible dangers, pitfalls and risk involved in Riley’s everyday activities. There are very few activities and events that Fear does not find to be dangerous and possibly fatal.

ANGER (voice of Lewis Black). Anger feels very passionately about making sure things are fair for Riley. He has a fiery spirit and tends to explode (literally) when things don’t go as planned. He is quick to overreact and has little patience for life’s imperfections.

DISGUST (voice of Mindy Kaling). Disgust is highly opinionated, extremely honest and prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. She keeps a careful eye on the people, places and things that Riley comes into contact with – whether that’s broccoli or last year’s fashion trend. Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower her standards.

SADNESS (voice of Phyllis Smith). None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness’s role is. Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive. Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry.

All of the Emotions are the most cartoony, most stylized characters that we’ve ever attempted in a feature film here at Pixar,” says supervising animator Victor Navone. “They are the kind of characters that might actually be easier to draw on paper - but they’re really hard to do in three dimensions. These characters are so special, so unique - we just wanted to hit a home run.”

Opening across the Philippines on August 19, “Inside Out” is distributed by The Walt Disney Company – Studio Entertainment through Columbia Pictures.

TFC, ABS-CBN Sports + Action, and ALA Bring the Epic “Duel in Dubai 2” this August

TFC, ABS-CBN Sports + Action, and ALA Bring the Epic “Duel in Dubai 2” this August

With the major success of the first “Duel in Dubai” last September 2014 and with the overwhelming support from overseas Filipinos (OFs) in the Middle East, The Filipino Channel (TFC) together with ALA Promotions International and ABS-CBN Sports + Action are set to bring another historical boxing match via “Pinoy Pride XXXII: Duel in Dubai 2” on August 7, Friday, at the Dubai World Trade Center.

ABS-CBN Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMENA) Kai Rodriguez shares the excitement with the all the kabayans in the Middle East as they support Filipino greatness in boxing.  Rodriguez says: “TFC and ABS-CBN Sports + Action continue to provide our OFs with only the best in content, including the biggest sporting events.  ‘Duel in Dubai 2’ is our answer for all our kabayans in the Middle East who have been waiting for another run of the series.”  Rodriguez adds: “I believe that ‘Duel in Dubai 2’ will gain twice the support from last year’s successful line-up because kabayans continue to believe in the fighting spirit and the greatness or the ‘galing ng Filipino.’”

ALA Promotions International president and CEO Michael Aldeguer shares that the decision in bringing another epic boxing event in Dubai is based on the tremendous support that they received during the first run of “Duel in Dubai” last September.  According to Aldeguer, “Duel in Dubai 2” is their gift for all OFs for their continued, overwhelming support for Filipino fighters who epitomize the Filipino spirit and continue to bring pride to the country. 

The surefire hit and historical “Duel in Dubai 2” will feature no less than the best Filipino boxers in a pound-for-pound epic battle to defend their belts against fighters from different regions in the world.  The Filipino fighters who are set to give their all in the boxed ring include Jason “El Niño” Pagara (with a record of 35 wins and two losses), Jimrex “Executioner” Jaca (39-8-4), and Jason’s younger brother and undefeated fighter “Prince” Albert Pagara (23-0) headlining the main event match against the Pinoys is Jesus “Chito” Rios of Mexico for the IBF Intercontinental Jr. Featherweight championship bout.

Show your overwhelming support and do not miss another epic “Duel in Dubai 2” on August 7, Friday, at the Dubai World Trade Center.  For ticket reservations, visit and or call +971 55 602 5509 or +971 4 390 2180.  Boxing fan can also catch the historical match via TFC Pay-Per-View (PPV) worldwide.  For more updates, visit

Pokwang Pregnant, Suffers Miscarriage; Jasmine Curtis-Smith is TV5's "My Fair Lady"

Pokwang Pregnant, Suffers Miscarriage

Several days after reports saying she's pregnant with American actor boyfriend Lee O'Brien, sad news about Pokwang suffering from miscarriage, hence, losing their baby follows suit.


Jake Ejercito so much proud of dad Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. Why not? Manila is now debt free!


TV5 drama princess Jasmine Curtis-Smith will soon star in Kapatid network's local adaptation of hit Korean series "My Fair Lady".

Jasmine will be joined in the series by Vin Abrenica, Luis Alandy, Yayo Aguila, Joross Gamboa, Miles Ocampo, DJ Durano, Marjorie Barretto, and Eddie Gutierrez.


GMA Records has released the self-titled album and music video of Pop rock band The Mike Bon Gang on Tuesday night at Jill's Fort Strip. The group composed of former Star Circle Batch 1 Cholo Escano, Mike Bon and Jonathan Catacutan. 

Check out the video here - >

Their album is now available in record bars and on iTunes, Amazon, Spinnr, Deezer, Google Play and Guvera.

Watch: Pabebe Girls Meet Pababy Boy, Pababy Girl, Pabobo Boy and Pabela Girl

Watch: Pabebe Girls Meet Pababy Boy, Pababy Girl, Pabobo Boy and Pabela Girl

In case you wasn't able to catch this episode of “Banana Split Extra Scoop” last Saturday where Angelica Panganiban, Sunshine Garcia, Jason Gainza, JC De Vera, Pooh, Kuya Jobert, and Bela Padilla did a parody of the famous Pabebe Girl, watch it here. I bet you will cry hard seeing this video:

Watch: Enchong Dee Turns Emotional and Irritated, Lashes Back at Big Brother

Watch: Enchong Dee Turns Emotional and Irritated, Lashes Back at Big Brother

Celebrity housemate Enchong Dee, in Pinoy Big Brother 737 episode aired on Tuesday night, still donning the robot persona of "EToy" who can't move or speak, was forced to just sit down while listening to what his brother AJ Dee is saying through teen housemate Franco.

AJ, as mentioned by Enchong before entering the house, is set to leave anytime soon for Norway to live there permanently with his wife and two kids.

Visibly irritated, Enchong then lashed out at Big Brother.

"Naasar kasi ako. Para kasing you gave me a chance to talk to my brother pero wala naman akong will to answer back. Atsaka ayaw ko kasi ng ganun. Para kasing I'm vulnerable in front of people I just met." he said, adding "Kuya kasi hindi naman talaga ako umiiyak eh. Pinaiyak mo ako kanina. Nakakainis ka. Pag nakita kita, pasuntok lang ng isa sa braso."

"Hindi ko hangad na mahirapan ka. Hangad ko kasi makilala ka bilang isang mabuting kapatid, at bilang isang mabuting anak, at ngayon bilang isang mabuting kaibigan ng mga housemates." Big Brother replied.

Yves Flores Admits Falling In Love with Older Woman

Yves Flores Admits Falling In Love with Older Woman

“Maalaala Mo Kaya,” on Saturday (August 1) will share the touching story of a couple who showed that age doesn’t matter when it comes to love. Tanya Garcia will portray the role of a 31-year old woman named Ruby, while Yves Flores will give life to the character of a teenager named Engel, who is 14 years younger. As their friendship deepened, Ruby and Engel fell for each other despite their huge age gap.

Fate, however, puts their relationship to test when Ruby got pregnant and Engel was forced to stop studying to face the responsibilities of being a teenage dad. Witness how Ruby and Engel dealt with different struggles and challenges that strengthened their love for each other, and learn how hard they fought for their relationship despite the disapproval of their family and friends. Also starring in “MMK’s” episode this Saturday are Carla Humphries, Tanya Gomez, Allan Paule, Snooky Serna, Ronnie Quizon, Denise Joaquin, Patrick Sugui, and Jon Lucas. It is under the direction of Nick Olanka and written by Beson Logronio.

“MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos. Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” this Saturday, 8:30PM, after “The Voice Kids” on ABS-CBN. 

Dennis Trillo is Jennylyn Mercado's “My Faithful Husband” - Trailer

Dennis Trillo is Jennylyn Mercado's “My Faithful Husband” - Trailer

On August 10, another must-see heartwarming primetime series that features a not so typical love triangle story is set to premiere on GMA-7 

Entitled “My Faithful Husband,” this upcoming Kapuso drama series stars real-life lovers Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo with Mikael Daez and Louise delos Reyes. 

Also joining them are  Snooky Serna, Lloyd Samartino, Rio Locsin, Nonie Buencamino, Jazz Ocampo, Kevin Santos, Jade Lopez, Iya Villania, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Boy 2 Quizon and Ritchie Gutierrez.

Under the direction of Joyce Bernal, “My Faithful Husband” replaces “The Rich Man’s Daughter” on August 10 on GMA-7 primetime block.

Tom Cruise Goes Rogue in the Latest Installment of Blockbuster Movie “Mission: Impossible"

Tom Cruise Goes Rogue in the Latest Installment of Blockbuster Movie “Mission: Impossible"

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, facing his most blisteringly impossible mission yet, in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” the fifth installment in the constantly accelerating action-thriller series.
This time out, Cruise’s iconic character, Ethan Hunt, finds himself in non-stop peril – physical, mental and emotional -- from the film’s literally high-flying opening moments through one relentless situation after another. Hunt’s situation is precarious on every level. The IMF is on the outs, the CIA doesn’t trust him, and now he’s discovered a rogue agency with the spy-power to bring down any nation it targets – and they want him to join their crusade of destruction or they want him dead. On the brink, Hunt must test his team’s loyalty, his own illustrious endurance and the agenda of the alluringly secretive spy who saved his skin: Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson).

For Cruise, a fifth time playing Hunt and serving as producer presented another chance to see just how far he can take the character, and the entire genre of sophisticated global espionage games. He loves moving the bar, often hurling the bar, with each new “Mission: Impossible” film.

Each time I think ‘I’ve seen it all’ and I’ve been through every action challenge a film can have, the next film introduces new challenges of every kind - because we’re constantly pushing not only the action sequences, but the storytelling and characters,” Cruise says. “To me the ultimate ‘Mission’ movie is never just about action and suspense – though we love innovating in that area. It’s really about the combination of action, intrigue and humor with this very specific, breathless kind experience we create for the audience. It’s about giving audiences the greatest sense of adventure and scale - while keeping a classic sense of cinema. We do that more than ever in ‘Rogue Nation.’

“Rogue Nation” also finds Ethan more dedicated to defusing the destructive power of evil than ever – in part because he’s grown as an agent and a person. “Ethan has evolved,” Cruise observes. “He’s learning to listen to everyone else while still following his own instincts. I think he’s really progressed in terms of understanding people for who they are, including himself. I’ve always seen him as someone’s who’s highly skilled, who has a high level of athleticism and who will be relentless in pursuing what he believes is right all the way to the end – but he’s not a superhero, he’s very human.”

Ethan’s humanity is put under duress as Hunt confronts a nemesis who is his dark mirror image – an agent who has tossed his moral compass. “In this film, Ethan and his team come up against a terrifying villain who is a match for them, someone who challenges them physically, intellectually and emotionally,” Cruise says. “Right from the film’s first moments, Ethan and the team are on their heels, desperately moving from one situation to the next. The action is gripping but true to ‘Mission: Impossible,’ within the suspense, there’s a lot of humor and romance.

Producer Dana Goldberg, Chief Creative Officer of Skydance, observes that for Cruise, embodying Ethan Hunt is something that he never sees as a completed job but as an evolution. “Tom always has a high bar of excellence in everything he does, but I think it is even higher when it comes to ‘Mission: Impossible,’” she observes. “He approaches Ethan by asking: what is the real way that Ethan Hunt would respond given this situation and under this amount of pressure? That’s one of the things that Ethan has always been good at – handling extreme pressure that never relents. But Tom also is revealing Ethan as a bit older and smarter, a spy who has grown up in some ways, who has come to accept what his role is and what the costs are. He’s a man who has learned to truly rely on his team, and he’s learned to reach out. You can feel the synergy between character and actor.

As the brains and heart behind the entire franchise, Cruise’s total commitment is not just to the role and to the stunts, but equally to the filmmaking, notes Skydance Executive VP of Production Don Granger, one of the film’s producers. “It's so impressive that in the middle of a ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie - which has the most demanding stunts and the most physically exhausting schedule for Tom - he not only gives an amazing performance as Ethan, but he’s also there all day and all evening after we shoot, and he’s always involved in an incredibly productive way with the big picture of the movie.”

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, July 30, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sandara Park Back in Manila...for Good?

Sandara Park Back in Manila...for Good?

On Wednesday, July 28, 2NE1 member and former Kapamilya actress Dara Park (Sandara Park) was spotted back in Manila. 

Is she here for good?

Reports have it that the K-Pop star will be joining the July 30 concert of another famous K-Pop boy group “Big Bang” at the Mall of Asia Arena.


Aside from various singing and acting appearances in Korea, Sandara will soon starting filming her first lead star role in a movie inspired by “Begin Again” which will be released in 2016.

Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano and Gerald Anderson Love Triangle in "Everyday I Love You" Movie

Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano and Gerald Anderson Love Triangle in "Everyday I Love You" Movie

After the success of their love team's first featured film "Just The Way You Are" which earned more than P100-million in box-office, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano are set to do another Star Cinema romantic movie entitled "Everyday I Love You"

The movie which will also stars Gerald Anderson will be shot in Manila and Bacolod and will be helmed by blockbuster director Mae Cruz-Alviar.

The cast, during their story conference on Tuesday, described their characters as:

Ako po, I play Audrey. Romantic , old soul, and her boyfriend is Tristan (played by Gerald). I live in Silay in Bacolod, and I’m the type of person who’s very patient, who knows how to wait.” - Liza.
Ako naman si Ethan. He grew up with his father because yung mom niya parang iniwan niya dun sa dad. So parang he grew up with the father lang knowing that the mom ay bumalik sa first love niya. Ako 'yung tipong ayokong maghintay kasi gusto ko number one lagi, ayoko ng late, gusto ko everything in order. Fast-paced. Basta super baliktad doon [kay Audrey], kung siya naman willing to wait for everything, yung buong buhay niya, for love, for everything, ako naman, I can’t wait. I cannot wait because I don’t want to be number two anymore, I want to be number one!” - Enrique.

Ako si Tristan. Parang ganoon din. Old soul ako, lumaki kasi kami sa probinsya and sobrang love namin yung city namin kung saan kami lumaki. Parang sinubukan ko pa magtrabaho dito sa Manila, pero di ko talaga gusto, dahil ibang-iba doon sa probinsya namin. Sobrang I’m a family guy, sobrang mahal na mahal ko yung pamilya ko, but something happens which changes my life completely as in grabe. Pero hanggang dun pa lang yung puwede kong i-kwento pero dun pa lang, it’s exciting kasi it affects all of us...” - Gerald.

Pabebe Girls Lead Cast of LOLABASYANG.COM, Lovi Poe Competes with Heart Evangelista in "Beautiful Strangers"

Pabebe Girls Lead Cast of LOLABASYANG.COM, Lovi Poe Competes with Heart Evangelista in "Beautiful Strangers"

Lovi Poe battles with best friend Heart Evangelista in GMA-7's upcoming primetime series "Beautiful Strangers" set to premiere this coming August 10.

In the series, Heart Evangelista plays Khristine de Jesus, a newbie plastic surgeon who is determined to be a great one. Being the illegitimate child of Ronaldo Castillo (played by Christopher de Leon) who have supported her in whatever endeavor she has, Khristine aims to be someone her father can be truly proud of.

While determined to make a difference in the world, Khristine meets Leah (Lovi Poe), a taong grasa, with a burnt skin and who is not in her right mind. When Leah helps Khristine in an incident, Khristine vows to pay Leah back by giving the latter a normal life through fixing Leah’s physical appearance and referring her to a psychiatrist to bring back her sanity. Little does Khristine know, that helping Leah could mean a dangerous future for her.

Leah is Joyce, once a beautiful young lady who happens to have a dark and strong connection with Khristine’s father Ronaldo. In a not so distant past, Ronaldo once attempted to abuse Joyce in the understanding that she was a “gift” given to him by his business partners for his pleasure. When Joyce struggled to fight off Ronaldo’s advances, Ronaldo strikes Joyce so hard that eventually rendered her lifeless.

In the attempt to cover up her husband’s crimes and thinking that Joyce was dead, Ronaldo’s wife Alejandra Castillo (Dina Bonnevie) orders one of her henchmen to burn Joyce’s body to make sure that no one recognizes her. But Joyce lives, and as her memory returns, so is her burgeoning thirst for justice and vengeance.

Can Joyce/Leah truly exact revenge on Ronaldo despite the fact that he is the father of the person who helped her? And will Khristine ever be sorry for helping Joyce/Leah, whose determined to revenge the wrongdoings that Khristine’s father has done to her?

"Beautiful Strangers" also stars Rocco Nacino as Noel Ilagan and Benjamin Alves as Lawrence Castillo.


There is no stopping Janet and Michelle aka as the Pabebe Girls.

The teen pair from Bulacan, who rose to an instant fame because of their trending Pabebe Girls video on YouTube, topbill the next episode of TV5's Saturday night series "". This, after they graced the music video of Unkabogable Comedy Queen Vice Ganda's latest single "Wag Kang Pabebe" and a stint in last Sunday's episode of ASAP20 with Kim Chiu and Alex Gonzaga.

In an episode called "Ang Dalagang Bukid na Naging Prinsesa", the Pabebe Girls play as Wicked Stepsisters to Eula Caballero. Check out the trailer below:

Eula and Pabebe Girls on LOLABASYANG.COM
The Real Pabebe Girls as Wicked Stepsisters + A Fish that turns into a Fairy Godmother + Talking Animals (including the Dog from Bwakaw!) + the beautiful Eula Caballero as our feisty heroinel = a really crazy fun episode! Be sure to watch LOLABASYANG.COM presents "Ang Dalagang Bukid na Naging Prinsesa" this Saturday 7pm on TV5! Please watch, like and share! :-D
Posted by Perci Intalan on Monday, July 27, 2015

The Pabebe Girls turned into an online hit, with a number of people – including local celebrities such as Vice Ganda, Kim Chiu, Alex Gonzaga, Maja Salvador, Lovi Poe, Alessandra de Rossi, Solenn Heussaff, Angelica Panganiban – doing a parody of "pabebe" attitude. 

LOLABASYANG.COM presents "Ang Dalagang Bukid na Naging Prinsesa" airs this Saturday 7PM on TV5.

Piolo Pascual Partners with Rhian Ramos in "Silong" Movie

Piolo Pascual Partners with Rhian Ramos in "Silong" Movie


Piolo Pascual on Instagram @piolo_pascual gave a hint that his long-overdue movie project with Rhian Ramos will be released soon.

Entitled "Silong," this romance thriller movie marks as a full-length directorial debut of singer and former Smokey Mountain member Jeffrey Hidalgo. 

The movie which was shot sometime in 2013 has a logline that says: “A widowed country doctor rescues a badly beaten woman and struggles with finding love again after the death of his wife.”

Produced by Piolo himself the movie also stars Angel Jacob, Guji Lorenzana, and Raymond Concepcion, father of actor/singer Sam Concepcion.

Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2015 - Full List

Yes! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2015 - Full List

This year's most beautiful local stars has been revealed!

On Monday, July 27, Yes! Magazine, in conjunction of their 15th anniversary celebration, unveiled the full list of their annual 100 Most Beautiful Stars list. Leading the pack is Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. 

Who else made it to the list?

ABS-CBN TVplus Activates Emergency Warning Broadcast Systems in July 30 Metrowide Earthquake Drill

ABS-CBN TVplus Activates Emergency Warning Broadcast Systems in July 30 Metrowide Earthquake Drill

ABS-CBN Press Release

ABS-CBN TVplus does not only provide Filipinos a richer TV viewing experience. It can also aid them during disasters by providing them important information that will help save lives.

With the mahiwagang black box’s emergency warning broadcast system (EWBS), ABS-CBN TVplus will serve a bigger role by issuing emergency warning messages to viewers and telling them what they should do when an impending earthquake hits.

To help the public get prepared for the possibility of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, ABS-CBN TVplus has partnered with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the metro-wide earthquake drill on July 30.

During the drill, subscribers of ABS-CBN TVplus will receive a warning message flashed on their TV screens and will deliver more information about the activity.

The EWBS is a feature readily installed in the Japanese standard for digital television. It is used in Japan, which is vulnerable to geohazards but has undertaken measures to mitigate their potential impact.

We believe ABS-CBN can make a difference in helping the public become more informed and prepare for emergencies and disasters. We hope that our early warning broadcast system can become an integral part of all government efforts to ensure the safety of the general public,” said ABS-CBN COO Carlo Katigbak.

This is huge. Four hundred thousand black box holders will have necessary awareness of what will happen on July 30. This will be a great help to the general public, especially to those who are uninformed, untrained, and unaware of the significance of what will happen. We assure you that even after a real quake occurs, the significance of this partnership will last,” said MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.


The warning message will only flash when the TV is tuned in to ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Sports+Action, as well as CineMo, Yey!, Knowledge Channel, and DZMM TeleRadyo, the four free premium channels offered by ABS-CBN TVplus.

ABS-CBN TVplus is the first and only brand to offer EWBS, a premium public service feature that is only available on ABS-CBN TVplus boxes.

ABS-CBN commercially rolled out ABS-CBN TVplus last February to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV. It is the first TV network to offer the digital TV box in the country after having invested heavily in infrastructure and test broadcast activities in the past seven years.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Watch: James Reid and Nadine Lustre's Must-See Scenes on “On The Wings of Love”

Watch: James Reid and Nadine Lustre's Must-See Scenes on “On The Wings of Love”

Two weeks from now, viewers will finally get to watch the much-awaited first featured weeknights primetime series of the blockbuster #JaDine tandem entitled “On The Wings of Love”.

But before that, check out first the full trailer of 2015's most romantic teleserye topbilled by James Reid and Nadine Lustre which was partly shot in Los Angeles, California.

“On The Wings of Love” also stars Cherry Pie Picache, Joel Torre, Melissa Ricks, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Bianca Manalo, Nanette Inventor, Nico Antonio, Albie Casiño, and Ysabel Ortega.

Directed by Antoinette Jadaone and Jojo Saguin, “On The Wings of Love” is set to premiere on August 10, 2015 under the Primetime Bida block of ABS-CBN replacing “Bridges of Love.”

Basher Calls Luis Manzano "Bakla", Luis Fires Back Calling His Basher "Maliit ang T!t! Nakakaawa!"

Basher Calls Luis Manzano "Bakla", Luis Fires Back Calling His Basher "Maliit ang T!t! Nakakaawa!"

Hayan, he made patol na. Kalowka, pak!

Basher calls him "bakla".

And so, Luis Manzano gives the basher a dose of his own medicine. Check below how the Kapamilya actor/host deals with his basher.



Watch: 'Wag Kang Pabebe' Music Video feat. Kim, Maja, Gerald, Toni, Alex, Karylle, Anne and Sarah

Watch: 'Wag Kang Pabebe' Music Video feat. Kim, Maja, Gerald, Toni, Alex, Karylle, Anne and Sarah

Vice Ganda has released the official music video for his latest novelty song "Wag Kang Pabebe" which features Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz, Anne Curtis, Karylle, Vina Morales, Martin Nievera, Toni and Alex Gonzaga, Pooh, Chokoleit, Kiray Celis, DJ Cha Cha, Sarah Geronimo and the Internet-famous "Pabebe Girls."

Watch below:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Photo: Matteo Guidicelli's Sweetest Birthday Message for Girlfriend Sarah Geronimo

Photo: Matteo Guidicelli's Sweetest Birthday Message for Girlfriend Sarah Geronimo

He's the sweetest! Matteo Guidicelli on his official Instagram account posted the most kilig post birthday message to girlfriend Sarah Geronimo which the Popstar later on re-posted.

"Before the night ends I would like to say HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the person I love so dearly. You're happiness is contagious and your presence has been life changing. I will do my best to fill your life with sincere limitless JOY. Things are not easy but with Love, everything is possible. Happy birthday!!!!!!!!"

Watch: Mika Reyes and Kito Zialcita Kissing Video Surfaced Causing Break-up with Kiefer Ravena

Watch: Mika Reyes and Kito Zialcita Kissing Video Surfaced Causing Break-up with Kiefer Ravena

Ateneo Blue Eagles star cager Kiefer Ravena made headlines when he confirmed the rumored separation with DLSU Green Archer's volleyball player Mika Reyes several weeks ago. His confirmation ended the hallucination of their followers about the ideal, "they-thought-will-never-ever-happen" love story of the of the hottest athletes from the two biggest rivals in the history of UAAP. 

But while Kiefer tried to be as gentleman as he is citing their busy schedules as the main reason for break-up, their fans were so easy to conclude that cheating was the main cause why they separated. But who cheated who with whom? 

Just recently,  a video allegedly showing Mika in a club kissing his former boyfriend - DLSU swimmer Kito Zialcita - surfaced. Mika, according to reports, was  with some of Kiefer's friends who reported the incident to the cager.


Can anyone from Mika Reyes, Kito Zialcita and Kiefer Ravena confirm the news?

Photos: GMA-7 65th Anniversary Concert #ThankYouKapuso at SM Arena

Photos: GMA-7 65th Anniversary Concert #ThankYouKapuso at SM Arena

What better way to celebrate a 65 successful years in the industry than to stage a thanksgiving concert that will surely delight fans and televiewers who have shown support and loyalty for the past 6 decades.

On Sunday, July 26, Kapuso network held a star-studded 65th anniversary thanksgiving concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Present during the celebration were hundreds of Kapuso personalities from news and entertainment representing their current and upcoming Kapuso shows.

Here are some of the photos taken during the celebration (cto):





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