Saturday, October 17, 2015

Look: Ticket World Website Crashes Down Due to ALDUB "Tamang Panahon" Fans Day Event

Look: Ticket World Website Crashes Down Due to ALDUB "Tamang Panahon" Fans Day Event

Just a little over 10 minutes after Lola Nidora announced ALDUB's benefit/grand fans day event of the Philippine Arena on October 24, Eat Bulaga! hosts already announced that the lowest priced tickets of P150 is sold-out already.

To prove how powerful and influential Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza has become, Ticket Worlds website crashed down immediately after the announcement. 

But worry no more, you can also get your tickets by calling Ticketworld hotline 891.9999. Hurry, buy your tickets now!

Karla Estrada Speaks on KathNiel and ALDUB Competition

Karla Estrada Speaks on KathNiel and ALDUB Competition

So, it's no longer KathNiel and JaDine competition? With the emerging worldwide popularity both on social media, toprating Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye segment, TV and movie projects, and dozen of endorsements, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's tandem popularly known as ALDUB could prove to be the biggest threat to Kapamilya's hottest loveteam that is KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla).

Even Karla Estrada, the Queen Mother of Daniel, acknowledged AlDub's spot as one of local showbiz most-sought after tandem of this time. But despite that, she was keen on saying that her son's tandem with KathNiel couldn't be compared to the Kapuso tandem as they have a different genre to offer their followers.

But what if an offer to put together these two biggest loveteams in a movie came to their direction, is this something that she might be willing to accept?

Oh, my God, isa ako sa producer, puny#t*! Ako magpu-produce!” she answered laughing.

ALDUB Fans Day on October 24 at Philippine Arena, Here's How To Get Tickets to the Event

ALDUB Fans Day on October 24 at Philippine Arena, Here's How To Get Tickets to the Event

It finally pushes through! Yay!

To prove they're not just "all about kilig," Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye announced on Saturday that ALDUB is set to stage its much-anticipated grand fans day-slash-bayanihan event called "Tamang Panahon: ALDUB Library Project" at the 55,000 seater Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on October 24 (not October 17 as previously reported by Showbiznest).

Tickets can be sold at the following select Ticket World outlets:


100% of the ticket sales will be given to public libraries nationwide such as Ongol Ilya Primary School, Tambacan Elementary School, and Lumban Central Elementary School.

Watch: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Bear Brand Adult Plus TV Commercial

Watch: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Bear Brand Adult Plus TV Commercial

McDonald's, Talk N' Text, O+ USA Mobile, 555 Sardines, Zonrox Plus, and now Bear Brand Adult Plus.

The phenomenal tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, known for their monicker ALDUB is the latest endorser of the new Bear Brand Adult Plus as announced on Saturday, October 17, during the live airing of Eat Bulaga! #ALDUBTheBigSurprise episode.

Watch the AlDub Bear Brand Adult Plus TVC below:

So what next for the power tandem? Reportedly next in line are Neozep, Head & Shoulders, Red Ribbon, and Coca-Cola.

Video: Alden Richards' GMA Records Album Turns Gold

Video: Alden Richards' GMA Records Album Turns Gold

Three hours before the much-awaited album launch at SM Cinema in North EDSA at 4PM today, Alden Richard's second studio album released by GMA Records already awarded with a Gold Record award.

After performing Ed Sheeran's  hit song "Thinking Out Loud," on Eat Bulaga last Saturday, Alden gets another big surprise when representatives of Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. (PARI) appeared on stage to award him with a Gold Record award.

It's an Alden Richards Day on Sunday Pinasaya #SPSPakNaPak

It's an Alden Richards Day on Sunday Pinasaya #SPSPakNaPak

After his much-felt absence last week, Alden Richards returns on "Sunday Pinasaya" this Sunday, October 18 with a grand comeback offerings that will surely delight his supporters.

Alden will be featured in a new segment called “DJ Bae” with Dos Lolos (Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo) as his special guests.

Watch: (timecode: 43:20)

The Pambansang Bae is also set to launch the much-anticipated official music video for his bestselling single "Wish I May" off of his second studio album released by GMA Records.

Check out Sunday Pinasaya #SPSPakNaPak teaser below:

ABS-CBN's “Isang Bayan Para Kay Pacman” Campaign Receives Best Sports Digital Platform from Asia Sports Industry Awards

ABS-CBN's “Isang Bayan Para Kay Pacman” Campaign Receives Best Sports Digital Platform from Asia Sports Industry Awards

ABS-CBN Sports, the sports arm of ABS-CBN, was recognized with the Best Sports Digital Platform award for its “Isang Bayan Para Kay Pacman” campaign in the inaugural Asia Sports Industry Awards held at the New World Hotel.
The “Isang Bayan Para Kay Pacman” was a month-long campaign of the Kapamilya network in promoting the airing of the the megafight between Filipino ring icon and People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao and flamboyant American champion, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on ABS-CBN. The campaign involved digital interactivity through the use of the hashtag #OneForPacman where people can show their support for Pacquiao prior to his fight.

Another highlight of the campaign was the microsite the network created where people can throw their support via an interactive punching bag that one can click and “punch” showing that behind every punch of Manny is the strength of millions of Filipinos. The punch meter on the website garnered 126 million punches.

Our win against some of the best campaigns in the region is a testament to the power of teamwork and excellence at ABS-CBN Sports. We’ve shown that we can top some of the very best Sports marketing projects around the Southeast Asian region with the work that we do,” said ABS-CBN Sports head Dino Laurena.

The Asia Sports Industry Awards recognizes and celebrates business leaders, organizations, facilities and campaigns at the forefront of the sporting industry, that have made a contribution to the growth and development of sports across South East Asia in the past eighteen months.

ABS-CBN, through ABS-CBN Sports, brings to free TV games of international and popular leagues such as the NBA, UEFA Champions League, and is the home of collegiate basketball in the country being the broadcast partner of the NCAA and UAAP. They also broadcast big fight events from the UFC aside from sports lifestyle shows such as “Upfront at the UAAP.”

Elmo Magalona and Vin Abrenica Transfer to ABS-CBN

Elmo Magalona and Vin Abrenica Transfer to ABS-CBN

Former Kapuso favorite Elmo Magalona is set to follow the footstep of his elder sister Maxene when he decided to join the Kapamilya network.

With eyes all set now to the ALDUB tandem, Elmo became visibly not visible in any of Kapuso projects after "Sunday All Stars" bid goodbye. He also failed to get a role in his real-life girlfriend Janine Gutierrez' upcoming series "Dangwa". Mishandled? Frozen delight? Why not find fortune in the arms of competitor.

In a report by Bandera showbiz columnist Nitz Miralles, Elmo is undergoing negotiation with the Kapamilya network while the renewal of his Kapuso contract is pending negotiation after it expired August of this year.

Meanwhile, Kapatid actor Vin Abrenica, after a major shake-off in the entertainment department of TV5, is reportedly eyeing a network transfer. But instead of joining his brother Aljur in the Kapuso network, Vin opted to move to ABS-CBN. In fact, Vin is set to star in a special "Ipaglaban Mo" which will air next Saturday.

The 24-year-old Artista Academy grand champ  plays the role of a college graduate, who has no direction in life and got his 17-year old girlfriend pregnant, resulting to file a legal case against him.

Joining him in this episode are Yayo Aguila, Young JV, Celine Lim and Elise Joson.

"Everyday I Love You" Official Movie Trailer - Gerald Anderson, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil

"Everyday I Love You" Official Movie Trailer - Gerald Anderson, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil

Star Cinema is expected to laugh its way to the bank with its latest offering that will surely breaks another box-office records.

On Wednesday, the ABS-CBN film arm has released the official full trailer for the latest LizQuen (Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil) starrer entitled "Everyday I Love You". Joining them is Kapamilya award-winning actor Gerald Anderson.

Directed by the blockbuster director Mae Cruz, the movie opens in cinemas nationwide on October 28, 2015.

Video: Paolo Ballesteros 'Buwis Buhay' #DabarkadsPaMore Grand Finals Performance

Video: Paolo Ballesteros 'Buwis Buhay' #DabarkadsPaMore Grand Finals Performance

Hey Anne Curtis, can you handle this? Vice Ganda, can you handle this? Maja, Kim, Shaina, can you handle this?

Have you watched Paolo Ballesteros "Super-Sireyna inspired" #DabarkadsPaMore grand finals performance? Not, check it out here:

Paolo was declared the winner in the competition beating Maine Mendoza, Ruby Rodriguez, Ryzza Mae Dizon and HBD Girl Patricia.

ABS-CBN Announces: ASAP 20 Cebu Cancelled

ABS-CBN Announces: ASAP 20 Cebu Cancelled

To keep all Kapamilya in the South safe, the upcoming "ASAP 20" show in Cebu this coming Sunday, October 18, has been cancelled due to impending bad weather.

In a statement released by ABS-CBN, the forecast of heavy rainfall brought about by typhoon "Lando" this weekend prompted ABS-CBN to prepare and "be ready to respond to the needs of our Kapamilyas in Northern and Central Luzon."

In its latest weather bulletin, PAGASA said that "Lando" has maintained its strength as it moves closer to Isabela-Aurora area. Public storm signal warnings have been raised over 27 areas in Luzon.

"Hence, ABS-CBN deemed it best to cancel the 'Kapamilya Thank You: ASAP 20, Biyaheng Cebu," the statement from ABS-CBN read.

The show will be rescheduled and ticket holders are advised to wait for future announcements.


Meanwhile, "It's Showtime, Biyaheng Cebu" will be pushing through. The event will be held at Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City on Saturday and those attending are reminded to take extra precautions.

Video: Sarah Lahbati Plays “Bituing Walang Ningning” Star Monica Sacay in MMK this Saturday

Video: Sarah Lahbati Plays “Bituing Walang Ningning” Star Monica Sacay in MMK this Saturday

Sarah Lahbati topbills “MMK” for the first time this Saturday (October 17) as she portrays “Bituing Walang Ningning” star Monica Sacay.

At an early age, Monica joined singing contests in her province. Together with her mother Myrna (Aiko Melendez), who is also a singer, they would perform at wakes, birthday parties, and other events.

She was only eight years old when she ended up under the care of her aunt Ethel (Francine Prieto) after her mother succumbed to cervical cancer. To support her schooling, Monica peddled rice cakes and ice candies. To attract more customers, Monica serenaded them with her sweet voice.

In 2010, Ethel convinced her to join ABS-CBN’s talent search “Star Power” where she finished 2nd runner-up.

It opened doors for her to begin the career she had always wanted and also gave  her a taste of the show business. But at 15 years old, Monica got caught up with the lifestyle and tried to fit in by putting on a new persona, which affected her personal relationships with some people closest to her. As offers and gigs started to dwindle, Monica returned to Ormoc and resumed her normal life. Until one day, opportunity knocked once more.

Joining the upcoming “MMK” episode are Yesha Camille, Simon Ibarra, Mara Lopez, Jacob Dionisio, Kyle Secades, Katya Santos, Kyline Alcantara, Margo Midwinter, Mikee Agustin, Chienna Filomeno, and Jong Cuenco. The episode is directed by Raz Dela Torre and written by Ruel Montanez. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 8pm, after “The Voice Kids” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKKontesera.

Watch: Dawn Chang of 'PBB 737' in a Super Sexy NSFW Lingerie Video

Watch: Dawn Chang of 'PBB 737' in a Super Sexy NSFW Lingerie Video

Immediately after leaving the Pinoy Big Brother House, Dawn Chang,  the "Bombshell Baker ng Parañaque," released a NSFW video produced by Cloak Media Production showing the dancer/baker/model in a super sexy "lingerie" video. Check out below:

GMA Network Files a Complaint Against Cebu Pacific FA on Stolen Alden Richards Sleeping Photo

GMA Network Files a Complaint Against Cebu Pacific FA on Stolen Alden Richards Sleeping Photo

Despite his apology and a 6-days suspension (READ: CebuPac Flight Attendant Speaks on Alden Richards Sleeping Photo; Gets 6-Days Suspension) Cebu Pacific flight attendant named Justin might face another legal action after GMA Artist Center sent a letter of complaint to Cebu Pacific Airlines.

A photo of Justin with his colleague taking a selfie with Alden Richards sleeping on the background in-flight Cebu Pacific went viral on different social media sites putting the two in a bad light. Not just they get tons of hate messages, Justin also said that he was put on a 6-days suspension in relation to the matter.

CebuPac Flight Attendant Speaks on Alden Richards Sleeping Photo; Gets 6-Days Suspension

CebuPac Flight Attendant Speaks on Alden Richards Sleeping Photo; Gets 6-Days Suspension

Cebu Pacific flight attendant named Justin S. who continuously getting hate messages after posting online his selfie with sleeping Alden Richards in the background during one of their flights airs his side saying that his intention is merely to let everyone knows that the Kapuso actor still look good even while asleep.

It really wasn’t my intention to offend Alden whatsoever. I didn’t wait for him to wake up and ask for his consent because I knew he would immediately deplane to avoid getting mauled by his fans inside.” he said.

Justin also said that he first asked the permission of Alden's manager prior to posting it online. 

Knowing that his action defied the norms of the airlines, Justin shared that he was put on a 6-days suspension for his actions.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Miriam Defensor-Santiago Receives Bestseller Award for “Stupid is Forevermore”

Miriam Defensor-Santiago Receives Bestseller Award for “Stupid is Forevermore”

National Book Store bestowed Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago with the Certified Bestseller Award for her book, “Stupid is Forevermore” during the meet and greet event held on October 13 which was attended by hundreds of her cheering fans. 

The book, sequel to “Stupid is Forever,” was released last June 15 on Sen. Santiago’s 70th birthday. 

Since then, it has sold over 120,000 copies nationwide and has since been Number 1 in the Bestsellers List of National Book Store. “Stupid is Forever” meanwhile, has broken records with sales of over 450,000 copies in only eight months. 

“Stupid is Forever” and “Stupid is Forevermore” contain Miriam’s clever one-liners, pick-up lines, and moving speeches. Both books are published by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc., publisher of the country’s best-selling books.

Video: Ariana Grande Singing Opera With Andrea Bocelli

Video: Ariana Grande Singing Opera With Andrea Bocelli

A video of pop star Ariana Grande switching notes singing an operatic song called “E Più Ti Penso” with music legend Andrea Bocelli is hits a little less than 3 million hits on YouTube in just 3 days. Whoah!

The song is included in Bocelli’s upcoming album Cinema set to be released on October 23, 2015. Pre-order on Amazon:

Video: #ShareTheJoy and Get Your Dream Gadgets for FREE!

Video: #ShareTheJoy and Get Your Dream Gadgets for FREE!

This season, SMART spreads joy with the latest gadgets. 

Join SMART #ShareTheJoy Gadget Giveaway and get the chance to win from thousands of prizes daily! 

Get the chance to win when you load TOP UCT or BIG BYTES Promo or with the new POSTPAID or SmartBRO PLAN.

Experience the joy of a #SmartLife. Just text SHAREJOY to 238 for more info.

Jasmine Curtis-Smith spreads joy by giving away FREE gadgets to unsuspecting office employees having lunch in a convenient store and to lucky students in the University-Belt area. Watch below:

“Feng Shui 2” Airs on Cinema One this Sunday, October 18

“Feng Shui 2” Airs on Cinema One this Sunday, October 18

Get ready to experience chills and scream in horror as Cinema One showcases the hit Pinoy horror film, “Feng Shui 2” starring Kris Aquino and Coco Martin on another Blockbuster Sunday (October 18) at 8PM.

“Feng Shui 2”, graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board is the 2014 sequel to the phenomenal Chito Rono cult classic of the same title. The film also became Star Cinema’s MMFF entry last year and amassed P235 million, making it the highest grossing Filipino horror of all time.

The sequel follows the story of Lester Anonuevo (Coco Martin), a man who struggles to make ends meet. One day, he steals the cursed bagua from a Chinese temple and suddenly he experiences a reversal of luck. But things take a turn for the worst when a series of deaths occur in his family and in his neighborhood. When fate brings Lester and Joy (Kris Aquino), the previous owner of the cursed bagua together, they discover that the curse has gained more power, causing two deaths at a time. With a challenging bout, Lester and Joy must unite and find a way to end the dreaded curse. congratulated Rono on his storytelling: "He was able to flawlessly bridge the Feng Shui film ten years ago to this year’s new sequel."

“Feng Shui 2” also bagged commendation for its cinematography by Neil Daza, according to Ferdinand Godinez of website, The National. “Feng Shui 2 boasts impressive cinematography compared with its predecessor. The sweeping, dark, panoramic shots of Binondo district in Manila perfectly build up the tension. Binondo, of course, is also the city’s Chinatown, complementing the Chinese motifs that recur in the story,

The film garnered so many positive reviews, with Philbert Dy of giving it a four out of five stars rating.  In his review, Philbert wrote that, “the movie is best when it plays by its own rules, building the horror from a logical set of circumstances. Thankfully, the movie does that for a good long time, which is more than one can say for most local examples of the genre.”

“Feng Shui 2,” the perfect Halloween blockbuster treat of the channel is just one of the many well-loved films that Cinema One will showcase this October to fulfill its aim to become a platform for Filipinos to watch blockbuster films at the comfort of their own home.  The show will also have an encore airing on October 24, 930PM.

Coco Martin - Maja Salvador "Ang Probinsyano" Earns All-Time High TV Ratings

Coco Martin - Maja Salvador "Ang Probinsyano" Earns All-Time High TV Ratings

"Ang Probinsyano," topbilled by the King of Teleserye, Coco Martin, once again won the ratings game after it scored its new all-time high TV rating last Thursday (Oct 15). 

The hit teleserye got a national TV rating of 42.9% or 24 points higher than its rival show "Marimar" with only 18.5%, according to the data from Kantar Media. 

The story gets more and more intense as Cardo now assumes the identity of his deceased twin brother Ador. 

How long can he keep his cover? Will Cardo be able to fulfill his mission?  Don't miss the thrilling episodes of the top-rating primetime teleserye, "Ang Probinsyano," weeknights after TV Patrol. For more information, log-on to or follow ABS-CBN on Facebook and Twitter (@abscbndotcom).

PBA “Liga ng mga Bida” Season 2015 - 2016 Starts this Sunday

PBA "Liga ng mga Bida" Season 2015 - 2016 Opening Airs on TV5 this Sunday

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Asia's first professional basketball league opens its 2015-2016 season this October 18, 2015, Sunday at the Smart AranetaColiseum, in Quezon City. Focusing on the theme, "Liga ng mga Bida" the sporting spectacle will feature a star-studded line-up of the country's most outstanding  basketball  players and their respective team muses, before a gathering of the Philippines' adoring fans expected to fill the Coliseum in what promises to be a must-see sporting event. Aside from the much anticipated parade of teams, fans at the Big Dome and at home will have the chance to witness live performances from Asia's Got Talent 2015 winner EL GAMMA PENUMBRA, Asia's Got Talent Finalist JUNIOR NEW SYSTEM, and a never before seen performance from hip-hop superstar ABRA featuring Aya of Project Pinas.

"Liga ng mga Bida", this new basketball season's official tagline gives emphasis to the "bida" players of PBA whose teamwork, personal dedication and perseverance enabled them and their co-players to gain the trust and loyalty of the public, a testament to our enduring reputation as a "basketball country."  But as much as the players are the "bida", the league also recognizes the fans as "bida", the lifeblood of the PBA and the inspiration of the players.  

This season's opening celebration promises to be a sure treat for everyone; for those who will troop to the Smart-AranetaColiseum to partake of the celebration --- both inside andoutside the venue. Giant LED screens will be mounted outsidethe Big Dome where fans can watch the opening ceremonies and the games that will follow. A veritable show for the fans outside the venue will be something to remember, featuring red carpet interviews of the PBA players, coaches, team muses and PBA personalities, and even some of the fans; as a build-up to the actual opening ceremonies.

Aside from the anticipated parade of the hardcourt heroesfansare also excited with the muses who will walk with their respective PBA teams during the opening ceremonies. TV stars like FHM cover girl and actress Max Collins will be Blackwater's muse; singer host and actress Karylle will walk with Globalport and TV5s very own Eula Caballero will grace for Meralco. Beauty queens like Ms. Universe Philippines MJLastimosa and Mutya ng Pilipinas 1st Runer UJulee Ann MarieBourgoin will also charm the Big Dome with their elegance forteams NLEX and Rain or Shine respectively. Joining the line-up of these beautiful muses are also the young and toughVolleybelles; Petron Blaze Spiker Alexa Micek for San Miguel Beer, Ateneo Blue Eagle's star Alyssa Valdez for Talk 'N Text and De La Salle's hitter Mika Reyes for Barako Bull.  

The new 2016 PBA season will be an action-filled stage featuring the likes of veteran players like James Yap, together with up and coming  young players like Terrence Romeo whose standout performance with Gilas in the last FIBA Asia competition has inspired PBA fans, especially the younger audiences.  All the games would be aired live, including the opening ceremonies on TV5, the official broadcaster of the PBA. The network's successful Barangay Sports5 Basketball Clinic, which visited more than 40 barangays nationwide with the objective of giving the Filipino youth a first-hand experience of proper Basketball techniques, will also be continued this year.

James Bond 'Spectre' is Bigger, Better than 'Skyfall'

James Bond 'Spectre' is Bigger, Better than 'Skyfall'

When approaching the 24th James Bond movie, SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the filmmakers were keen to ensure that the film followed on closely from its predecessor, the $1.1 billion global smash Skyfall. Daniel Craig, of course, is back for his fourth outing as 007, while the characters of Q (played by Ben Whishaw) and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) both return after their reintroduction to the series in Skyfall. The new M (Ralph Fiennes) also returns.

The chance to explore all these characters' stories was of vital importance to Sam Mendes, who is back for a second stint in the director's chair. "It all starts from character with me," begins the Academy Award®-winner, "and I wanted to explore all sorts of different aspects of the characters that I'd left behind in Skyfall. We had populated MI6 with a whole new generation of people — a new M, a new Moneypenny and a new Q. I wanted to let those relationships develop and grow."

For actor Daniel Craig, the remit for SPECTRE was even simpler. "We wanted to be better than Skyfall," he says. "It is as simple as that. We didn't have a choice; we had to be bigger and better. With Skyfall, we set something in motion and we wanted to go a bit further with it and experiment a bit more."

Bond was rejuvenated at the end of Skyfall. "He had a sense of new beginnings," continues Mendes, and this had a profound effect on SPECTRE. In the new movie, the world's most famous secret agent is an entirely proactive character, in control of his own destiny. He has a focussed mission from the outset and nothing, and no one, is going to stand in his way.

"Skyfall was an entirely reactive movie as far as Bond was concerned," explains Mendes. "In the first sequence he was pursuing somebody with all his old focus and drive, but he gets shot before the credits even roll and for the rest of the movie he is one step behind Javier Bardem's character, Silva. You could even argue that at the end of Skyfall he has failed. He has not kept M alive, and though Silva's death is a victory for Bond, there are other elements that are failures. Hence, with SPECTRE, I wanted to give him a chance of redemption."

EON Productions' Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, long-serving producers of the franchise, agree. "I think this film is very much about the empowerment of Bond," says Broccoli, "and with Daniel portraying the character, he does this with such enormous integrity that we really feel what he is going through, emotionally as well as physically."

Bond's proactive nature has given the filmmakers plenty of scope in terms of location and narrative ideas. The film sees a cryptic message from the past, which sends 007 on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the widow of an infamous criminal. When overseas, Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

This infamous organisation has featured in six previous Bond films — Dr No, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever — introducing a whole host of villains. The latest film, however, sees the organisation reimagined for the 21st century.

"What we've got here is a kind of creation myth at play," says Mendes. "We are not adhering to any previous version of the SPECTRE story. We are creating our own version. Our film is a way of rediscovering SPECTRE and the super villain, setting him up again for the next generation."

Craig concurs. "Having SPECTRE in the film opens up lots of avenues for us to explore," the actor says. "Having this organisation allows us to be both traditional while also bringing in something very new."

Opening across the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 06, "Spectre" will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

"Godzilla v. King Kong" Soon in Theaters

"Godzilla v. King Kong" Soon in Theaters

Following Legendary's and Warner Bros. Pictures' 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary's King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

The announcement that the reinvention of monsters continues was made today by Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull, and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. The initial trio of films are 2017's KONG: SKULL ISLAND; GODZILLA 2 in 2018; and then GODZILLA VS. KONG, arriving in theaters in 2020. While Legendary maintains its new home at Universal Pictures, the GODZILLA films remain in partnership with Warner Bros., who will now also distribute KONG as a part of this franchise. Production on KONG: SKULL ISLAND begins October 19th.

Warner Bros. and Legendary released Godzilla in May 2014 with an agreement to release Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018. Both films feature the human Monarch organization. Shortly following Legendary's pact with NBC Universal, Legendary acquired rights to additional classic characters from Toho's Godzilla universe, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. This paved the way for developing a franchise centered around Monarch and anchored by Godzilla, King Kong, and other famous creatures.

When Legendary announced films centered on Godzilla and Kong, fans all over the world speculated these two characters might one day meet in the same film. Classic Toho monsters including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, as announced at Comic-Con 2014, may also join the Legendary pantheon of giant monster mayhem going forward.

"Audiences really responded to Godzilla," stated Tull. "Today, I'm excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I've always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we're pleased to be announcing that and more."
"Working with our partners at Legendary, we enjoyed tremendous creative and commercial success with `Godzilla,'" said Tsujihara. "It's great to be able to revisit these characters and help create a franchise with so many creative possibilities for filmmakers. Fans love these big, globally iconic films and it doesn't get any bigger than this."

About the Productions:

KONG: SKULL ISLAND stars Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly, KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will executive produce. Warner Bros. will distribute the film in 3D and IMAX 3D on March 10, 2017.

GODZILLA 2 will be written by Max Borenstein and directed by Gareth Edwards. Legendary is producing with Mary Parent, and Alex Garcia will executive produce. The film is set to be released by Warner Bros. on June 8, 2018.

GODZILLA VS. KONG will be released in 2020.

Watch: Alden Richards Does the Wacky Pabebe Girl Dubsmash

Watch: Alden Richards Does the Wacky Pabebe Girl Dubsmash

This one you should see.

On Thursday's episode of Kalyeserye, Lola Nidora , who said she misses Yaya Dub who is in the Province, ask Alden Richards to perform Yaya Dub's favorite dubsmash. The result? Super wacky.

Watch below:

After 23 Years, Lea Salonga and Brad Kane Perform 'A Whole New World'

After 23 Years, Lea Salonga and Brad Kane Perform 'A Whole New World'

This gives me goosebumps all over! After 23 years, 'Aladdin' cast Lea Salonga and Brad Kane reunite for Iconic 'A Whole New World' performance on ABC.

Lea and Brad accompanied by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken on the piano in this exclusive performance of their iconic duet, "A Whole New World," from Disney's "Aladdin."

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Her Dark Past Bared: Did Pastillas Girl Commits Abortion?

Her Dark Past Bared: Did Pastillas Girl Commits Abortion?

Her dark past revealed. Did Angelica Jane Yap, popularly known as Pastillas Girl from It's Showtime's Twitter-trending segment "Nasaan Ka Mr. Pastillas" committed abortion in the past?

The answer is a big "NO!"

On "It’s Showtime" Wednesday, October 14, Vice Ganda read some questions from netizens including two shocking allegations. 

Vice asked first if she already has a child:
May mga pagkakamali ako sa past Ate Vice, dun sa mga pagkakamali na ‘yun may matututunan ka and you never judge a person dahil nagkamali ka kasi wala naming perpektong tao ‘di ba. Nagkamali ka bumangon ka sa tingin ko may dahilan ‘yung lahat kung bakit nangyayari yung mga nangyari. And sa tingin ko yung mga experiences ko na masasakit before, ‘yun yung nagging sandata ko ngayon para maging strong as a person. Wala po akong anak Ate Vice,”

Followed up by a question on whether she had an abortion or not in the past.

Hindi po ako nagpalaglag ever sa buong buhay ko. Catholic po ako if ever na magkakaroon ako ng isang blessing aalagaan ko siya mamahalin ko siya.”

Awkward! Kris Aquino Caught Jennylyn Mercado Keeping a Trophy of Ex-Boyfriend Luis Manzano

Awkward! Kris Aquino Caught Jennylyn Mercado Keeping a Trophy of Ex-Boyfriend Luis Manzano

Is Jennylyn Mercado still feeling for Luis Manzano?

On last Friday's episode of KrisTV where its host Kris Aquino featured Jennylyn Mercado's new house as part of the latter's promotion for her movie "The PreNup" opposite Sam Milby, Kris found one item that belongs to Jen's ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano. Check out the video below:

Check out this video as Kris tour the house of Jennylyn as featured on "Kris TV".

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards and Wally Bayola Receive Multiple Awards and Recognition

Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards and Wally Bayola Receive Multiple Awards and Recognition

With their unquestionable influence to Filipino viewers here and abroad, the moral lessons their show brings to the masses, the phenomenal trio of Alden Richards, Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza and Wally Bayola aka Lola Nidora from the hit Eat Bulaga! segment Kalyeserye, continue to rake awards and recognitions from different NGOs and award-giving bodies.

On Sunday, October 11, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines recognizes the personalities behind the hit segment for spreading Christian values thru the use of TV and social media platforms. Among the awards are:

Maine Mendoza (Yaya Dub) - Catholic Social Media Achievement Award for being influential in propagating Christian values to the youth

Lola Nidora - Catholic Social Media Award for being instrumental in spreading good values in media

Alden Richards - Catholic Social Media Award for being a good youth role model

TAPE Inc. - Achievement Award for producing ‪#‎KalyeSerye‬ and giving importance to promoting Christian family values and virtues

AlDubNation Team wins Achievement Award for spreading #KalyeSerye values online through inspirational posts and tweets

‘Ito na ang tamang panahon!’TV Host and comedian Wally Bayola, dressed in his Lola Nidora costume, and Maine Mendoza...
Posted by Rappler on Sunday, October 11, 2015

On Wednesday, Maine again received another recognition. Maine received a Gintong Kabataan Award sa Larangan ng Sining at Kultura (Sining sa Pagganap) at Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center sa Malolos, Bulacan.

Maine was also recognized by her Alma Mater Dela Salle - College of Saint Benilde for her achievements in her chosen career.

Watch: Arnel Pineda Does AlDub's Pabebe Wave on It's Showtime; Vice Ganda Reacts

Watch: Arnel Pineda Does AlDub's Pabebe Wave on It's Showtime; Vice Ganda Reacts

This is so awkward.

Filipino international singer Arnel Pineda, guest Hurado in "Clash of Celebrities" segment of It's Showtime on Saturday (un)intentionally did the famous Pabebe Wave of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza from competing show Eat Bulaga! Check out Vice Ganda and Billy Crawford's reaction in this video:

Karla Estrada vs. Richard Pinlac Shocking Word War

Karla Estrada vs. Richard Pinlac Shocking Word War

Is Karla Estrada fighting over money and debt of gratitude issue with showbiz reporter Richard Pinlac? Who is telling the truth? Who will benefit from these exchanges of "shocking" truth or lies about them?

'Desert' Singer Dawin Thanks Alden and Yaya Dub; Challenged Lola Nidora to a Dance Showdown

'Desert' Singer Dawin Thanks Alden and Yaya Dub; Challenged Lola Nidora to a Dance Showdown

Dawin, the voice behind the hit song "Desert," made popular in the Philippines by Eat Bulaga! Kalyeserye as Lola Nidora's theme song, sent his regards to AlDub Nation and Eat Bulaga via Twitter on Monday.

The American singer and rapper even used AlDub's hashtag on that day.

“Aldub Nation I would love to watch @EatBulaga I'm glad you like my song Dessert ???? #ALDUBMissingYou,” he said.

The singer even dare Lola Nidora, after watching the show, to a dance showdown.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Learns to "Walk" the High-Wire

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Learns to "Walk" the High-Wire

Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the lead role of Philippe Petit in Columbia Pictures' soaring thriller, “The Walk.”

Petit is the only one in history who has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. It’s a role that few other actors could play as memorably. “This was one of those roles that felt so particularly tailored to my desires and individual talents,” says Gordon-Levitt.

When I first met Joe, I felt that he completely understood the heart and soul of this character,” says director Robert Zemeckis. “If you look at Joe’s body of work, he’s very much the consummate showman.”

Indeed, “The Walk” would make full use of Gordon-Levitt’s physical capabilities (as he has put on display multiple times, from a memorable song-and-dance routine, incorporating multiple backflips, in his hosting duties on “Saturday Night Live,” to spending weeks on a bicycle to film the lead role in the well-regarded thriller “Premium Rush”), melded with his abilities as an entertainer, as seen in his hosting duties on his television program, “HitRECord on TV,” combined with his interest in acting in thrillers, such as “Inception,” “Looper,” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”

In fact, Gordon-Levitt embraced the challenge of walking on the wire. “It was a serious challenge, but I like a challenge,” he says. “I love doing stuff with my body – incorporating physicality into a performance. There’s nothing like a close-up in a movie, but what you can convey to the audience with your body is also part of what makes the whole thing fun.

What is wire walking?” asks Zemeckis. “You could say it’s a stunt because it’s risky. It’s dangerous, that sort of stunt — you’re on a wire hanging, in the case of the World Trade Center towers, over 1300 feet in the air — but it’s also dance. It’s also gymnastics. It’s also ballet. It’s a whole physical performance, it’s not just the stunt—it’s an art form unto itself. It’s really interesting in that regard. In movie terms, it’s stunt work, but in reality it’s really probably ballet.”

So, Gordon-Levitt learned to walk on the wire. He couldn’t have asked for a better teacher: Philippe Petit himself. “I spent eight days straight with Philippe in a one-on-one workshop with him,” he says. “He was really generous with his time with me; we spent quite a bit of time together. He was teaching me how to walk on a wire, but what he was really teaching me was much broader than that. For Philippe, that balance on the wire is a metaphor for his whole life and creativity.”

Gordon-Levitt says that Petit also shared his advice and wisdom for high-wire walking. “Before I met him, when I had just read his books and seen his interviews, I heard him say, ‘I never fall,’ and I’ll admit, at first, I misinterpreted it. I thought, ‘Well, that’s arrogant; he could fall.’ But then when we were together, he taught me what he meant by that. He said, ‘I jump, because it’s a decision.’ You never want to keep fighting the balance to the point that you lose control. If you are having a problem, you make a decision before it’s too late, and you deal with it. Either you jump to the mat, or, if you’re on the high wire, you kneel down. You do something about it, you don’t just fall.

I was able to teach him how to walk on the wire,” says Petit. “I did a private, one-on-one workshop, excruciatingly tiring, nine AM to five PM every day. Breaks of only thirty seconds – that’s how I was. I wouldn't let him go. We started with the line on the floor, and by the end of our time, he was seven feet high on a thirty feet long wire.”

But Petit says that learning to walk the wire isn’t a matter of learning how to balance on a thin piece of rope; it’s about artistry. “I taught him my wire, not the high wire,” he says. “I taught him that there is no balance unless your body and your soul, or your heart or your mind, is in unison with your feet and with a balancing pole being held in your arms. And that to me is the secret of balance. Without passion, without soul, you'll have a dumb acrobat on a rope.”

Ultimately, for Gordon-Levitt, wire-walking is a lot like acting. “The first step is very difficult, because you’re confronted with doubts,” he explains. “But then the challenge was to put the doubts aside and just focus on the joy, the enjoyment – I can do this, this is not hard. It reminds me of acting. You can get up in your head and think, ‘Oh my God, they’re rolling film, all these people are watching, I can’t mess this up’ – and you’re screwed. You can’t think that way. You have to be able to set all of those thoughts aside and focus. I felt a very parallel experience walking on the wire.”

Beyond learning to wire walk, Gordon-Levitt also found inspiration in playing the role of Petit. “Philippe – what a character!” he says. “I’m lucky that I got to know and make friends with him. Getting to know his fierce determination and focus and, at the same time, this whimsical and exceedingly gentle, positive, magic person-to-person connection that he has – it’s really quite a combination.

To play the role – a real person – the actor says that it was more important to capture the nature of the man than to do an impersonation. “The best way for me, as an actor, to honor a real person is to take them into my own self. Rather than slavishly imitate, I absorbed what I loved and admired about Philippe, and played my version of that. The most important thing was to tell the overall story that Philippe was telling by walking on this wire: you can do anything you imagine. You can create the impossible. That’s what magic is; that’s what art is.

Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as “Forrest Gump,” “Cast Away,” “Back to the Future,” “Polar Express” and “Flight,” again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, “The Walk” is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.

Opening across the Philippines in October 14, “The Walk” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

TV5 Appoints Vic del Rosario as Chief Strategist for Entertainment

TV5 Appoints Vic del Rosario as Chief Strategist for Entertainment

TV5 Network has appointed Sari Sari Network (SSN), a joint venture between Cignal and Viva Communications, as the official production outfit to handle all the Entertainment requirements of TV5.  As such, TV5 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vic del Rosario, the Co-C.E.O. OF SSN, as its chief strategist for entertainment for TV5.   

Boss Vic, as he is known in the industry, has been a leading figure in the entertainment media since founding Viva Films in the 1980’s.  Under his stewardship, Viva has grown to become one of the country’s leading brand in quality films, television shows, music, books and live theatre productions.

TV5 President and CEO Noel C. Lorenzana welcomes Boss Vic to the Kapatid Network  and notes the collaborative work that Cignal/TV5 and Viva has forged lately with the launch of Sari-Sari Network that will be airing soon on Cignal TV.  Lorenzana says, “we highly value his expertise and experience in producing blockbuster films and shows through the years and we are optimistic that this new partnership would bear similar success in the future.

Boss Vic will handle all entertainment shows, including those which will be line-produced for TV5.  He will also be in-charge of the Network’s content strategy.

Boss Vic, for his part, said that “he is excited with the limitless possibilities that this partnership between two industry leaders in showcasing the creative talents of the Filipino to the world.

 “Viva has always pioneered in bringing new talents and creative concepts in ways that the public would highly appreciate so we owe it to our audiences to bring them the best and most interesting shows that they can take to heart and claim as their very own,” he stressed.  He said that TV5 and the collaborative spirit that he found in his working with the MVP group, “gives impetus to the Network’s goal of reaching out and providing the best in entertainment programs to every Filipino wherever he or she may be in the world.

Heartbreaking: Maine Mendoza Bids Alden Richards Goodbye

Heartbreaking: Maine Mendoza Bids Alden Richards Goodbye

Wondering why the EB Dabarkads, the studio audience, televiewers and fans shed tears while watching last Wednesday's episode of Kalyeserye?

After his long-week absence on the show, Alden Richards returns, reunited with Yaya Dub putting everyone in high heaven. But what could be their happiest moments turned out to be one of their saddest. Check out the video below to learn why:

Dumating na si Alden, pero aalis naman si Yaya Dub papuntang probinsiya. Pati si Tito, Vic at Allan naiyak sa eksena nila kanina. Ano ba???Pero sabi nga ni Lola Nidora:" "Minsan may mga bagay na gusto mong hawakan pero hindi kasya sa kamay mo. Ang hindi kaya ng kamay mo, hawakan mo ng puso mo... Ang pag-ibig ay hindi madamot. Hindi araw-araw kilig. Hindi araw-araw pasko. Pero anuman ang mangyari - makita nyo sana ang dahilan sa mga nangyayari sa buhay nyo.Hindi mo pwedeng hatiin ang puso mo... pati katawan mo. May oras para sa lahat ng bagay...Alden, wag kang bibitaw... Malapit na ang tamang panahon.."
Posted by AlDub on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"On The Wings of Love" Phenomenon Hits Televiewers Worldwide

"On The Wings of Love" Phenomenon Hits Televiewers Worldwide


More and more Filipinos of all ages here and abroad are catching the "OTWOL" fever brought by the top-rating Kapamilya primetime series "On the Wings of Love" starring the phenomenal love team of James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

Every night, fans religiously stay glued to their TV screens to catch the development in the romance between Clark and Leah and how they are trying to conquer the challenges that keep them apart.

Because of the show's 'kilig' factor and appealing story, "On the Wings of Love" has captured the hearts of viewers and has consistently recorded strong ratings nationwide since it premiered.

Those who missed an episode or those who want to watch again their favorite "OTWOL" scenes have been spending time to catch the series on iWant TV, the free online catch-up service of ABS-CBN. Because of this, "On the Wings of Love" was recently named as the most watched program on iWant TV with a whopping 3.7 million page views for September alone.

Apart from the series, "On the Wings of Love" collectibles are also selling fast in The ABS-CBN Store and online ( Among the regular bestsellers are the "On the Wings of Love" pillows, while pre-orders for the couple rings inspired by the series also poured in a week before it was officially launched mid-September, according to The ABS-CBN Store.

Another premium "On the Wings of Love" collectible fans are clamoring to get their hands on is the official scrapbook of the hit Kapamilya series. A few weeks back, an estimated 4,000 cheering fans flocked to the scrapbook launch organized by ABS-CBN Publishing and Dreamscape. To date, the scrapbook has sold more than 10,000 copies and is now on its second printing.

Even in the digital sphere, the "OTWOL" fever is getting stronger. Netizens regularly tweet their reactions about each episode, making "On the Wings of Love" a regular trending topic worldwide.

Famous personalities could not escape the "OTWOL" fever as well. Joining the pack of certified OTWOListas led by Vice Ganda, Bernadette Sembrano, Marvin Agustin, Luis Manzano, Kyla, director Badji Mortiz, Kat de Castro, and basketball star Paulo Hubalde are Bianca Gonzalez, Myrtle Sarrosa, John Lapus, Kiray Celis, Darla Sauler, UAAP volleyball stars Mika Reyes, Gretchen Ho, and director Jose Javier Reyes, who was Antoinette Jadaone's scriptwriting teacher.

Because the series champions OFW issues, Filipinos overseas are also hooked on "On the Wings of Love." In an interview with "TV Patrol," James recounted that while he and Nadine were in London for their "ASAP20" show, fans were calling them by their character names.

"The OFW issues that are featured in the series are based on research because we wanted it to be realistic. Dreamscape tapped the research team of ABS-CBN in North America and we found out that OFW issues vary per state in the US," said executive producer Arnel Nacario.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer also praised the top-rating series for its OFW representation and for highlighting the challenges and worries overseas Filipinos go through.

Praises for "On the Wings of Love" have also flooded director Antoinette Jadaone's social media accounts. On Twitter, she recently expressed her gratitude to everyone who sent her positive reactions because of the mix of sweet and heartbreaking scenes.

As "On the Wings of Love" continues to touch viewers, the latest development in the series will focus on Clark and Leah's shot at love in the Philippines.

In the Philippines, Clark and Leah will continue to face big challenges that will test the strength of their relationship. The next chapter of "On the Wings of Love" will showcase Clark attempting to win the approval of Leah's father, Mang Sol (Joel Torre) who got mad when he discovered that her daughter and Clark got married without his consent.

Avid viewers of "On the Wings of Love" will also witness Clark's immersion in the Filipino culture of courtship that will involve him driving Mang Sol's jeepney, among other exciting scenes.

Will Clark and Leah finally achieve a happy ending in the Philippines? Don't miss another batch of must-see moments between Clark and Leah in "On the Wings of Love," which is extended until next year, on ABS-CBN. For more information, visit Dreamscape Entertainment Television on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




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