Saturday, October 31, 2015

Smart Offers iPhone 6s for Free at Super-sized Data Plans, Get Yours Now!

Smart Offers iPhone 6s for Free at Super-sized Data Plans, Get Yours Now!

Smart Communications, the country's unrivaled mobile services leader, has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with super-sized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life experience.

As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.

As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract.

The latest iPhones will also be available via Smart Infinity, Smart’s premium postpaid brand, where members can get complimentary iPhone 6s 128GB under Infinity Consumable Plan 5000 or two units of iPhone 6S 16GB under Consumable LTE Plan 8000.

Smart’s other unbeatable offers for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available at For more about Infinity’s unparalleled perks and privileges that come with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus plans, visit

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. The new iPhones introduce a transformative new approach to photography called Live Photos, bringing still images to life by capturing a moment in motion. Live Photos, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and more are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip ever in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in gorgeous metallic finishes that now include rose gold.

Awesome experiences await new and existing Smart Postpaid subscribers who are upgrading to the new iPhones with Smart:

1.    Be among the first to get the iPhone 6S Rose Gold (16GB) via special Uber delivery from Smart. Smart and Uber have teamed up to deliver your new iPhone 6s Rose Gold (16GB) at your doorstep when the clock strikes 12:01 on November 6, Friday! Simply click “Request an iPhone6s” on the Uber app, prepare to pay using your debit or credit card, and get ready for much bigger surprises. Moreover, all new Uber users get 50% off (with maximum worth of P200) on their next two Uber rides.

2. Get 20% discount from Zalora. Experience the high life with as much as 20 percent discount for a minimum purchase of P500 from leading online fashion store Zalora.

3. Enjoy P2500 Airbnb discount. Enjoy P2,500 discount on your Airbnb booking with a minimum spend of P8,000 at any listing in over 190 countries around the world.

4. Get iflix access. Get three months’ worth of iflix access plus 1GB of data for streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

5.   Win a new gadget instantly. With Smart’s Share the Joy Gadget giveaway promo, you can get a chance to take home another brand new gadget instantly when you sign up for a Smart Postpaid Plan or recontract at Smart stores nationwide.

6.  FREE Gadget Shield. Get FREE 30-day insurance for your new iPhone with Smart’s Gadget Shield.

7.  Upgrade with Smart’s Wipeout promo. Wipe out your existing contract to upgrade to the new iPhones and enjoy corresponding discounts depending on the number of your remaining months in your contract.

8.  Purchase from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes even without a credit card. Smart is the only mobile network that lets you enjoy the full range of digital content from the Apple Store, iTunes and Apple Music even without a credit card through the groundbreaking Smart Pay-With-Mobile service. Simply text REG to 4949 so you can start buying apps and charging in-app items on top of your postpaid bill or deducted from your prepaid load – a first in the country.

The breakthrough features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can only be optimized when you are on the country’s biggest and most advanced network, according Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid Head.

With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has once again pushed the boundaries of mobile innovation, allowing us to achieve so much more with our phones and experience the Smart Life with entertainment, convenience and peace of mind on the go,” said Carag.

iPhone’s Live Photos lets us capture and share our best moments in a revolutionary way, while its advanced hardware allows us to fulfill all our passions and swoop smoothly from one app to the next – without worrying about efficiency or battery life. For sure, with these new iPhones, we can get more of the Smart Life experience and enjoy the widest breadth of mobile content that only Smart’s nationwidest network can deliver – from your choice of apps, games, music, movies and more – all  at your fingertips.”

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in all Smart Stores nationwide. For complete details on pricing, please visit For more information on iPhone, please visit:

(Video) Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan of Twilight

(Video) Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan of Twilight

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza made this impressive impersonation of the famous Edward Cullen and Bella Swan of blockbuster vampire movie Twilight on Eat Bulaga holloween celebration on Saturday, October 31.

Aren't they so cute together as the vampire love team?

A video posted by Jeng Bauto (@showbiznest) on

Holloween Throwback: Magandang Gabi Bayan Scariest Holloween Ghost Stories

Holloween Throwback: Magandang Gabi Bayan Scariest Holloween Ghost Stories

Kaluluwang Ligaw. White Lady. Engkanto. Aswang.

Ilan lamang 'yan sa mga kwentong madalas nating ini-uugnay
sa araw ng undas.

Karamihan rin sa mga kwentong ito ay una nating napanood sa ABS-CBN News magazine program na "Magandang Gabi Bayan."

At ngayong paparating na naman ang Undas, balikan natin ang ilan sa mga kwento ng katatakutan at kababalaghan na hanggang ngayon ay nagdudulot pa rin sa atin ng takot.

Babala: Huwag manood nang mag-isa

1. Demonyo sa Sementeryo. Alamin kung bakit may rebulto ng isang demonyo sa loob ng sementeryo sa Malabon.

2. Multo sa Manila Film Center. Balikan ang trahedyang nangyari sa Manila Film Center at ang mga kwento ng kababalaghan na bumalot sa lugar.

3. White Lady ng Loakan. Sino at bakit nagmumulto umano ang isang white lady sa Loakan Road sa Baguio?

4. Kababalaghan sa Laperal White House. Anong misteryo ang bumabalot sa lumang bahay ng pamilya Laperal sa Baguio City?

5. Campus Horror. Puno ng estudyante sa umaga pero puno raw ng kaluluwa at masasamang espiritu sa gabi. Anong hiwaga at lihim ang nakatago sa lumang paaralan?

6. Kababalaghan sa Aklan. Kilalang pasyalan at tourist spot ang Aklan. Pero alam nyo bang minsan ring nabalot sa takot ang buong probinsya dahil sa manananggal o wakwak?

7. Totoong Aswang. Naniniwala ka ba sa aswang? Panoorin ang kwento ng isang lalaki pilit nilalaban ang kanyang pagiging aswang.

8. Kaluluwang Ligaw. Hindi matahimik. Humihingi ng tulong at dasal. Alamin kung bakit ayaw pang umalis sa mundo ng mga nabubuhay ng mga kaluluwang ligaw.


Watch October 31 Episode: “Ang Kalansay na Nangungusap” Starring Alex Medina

Watch October 31 Episode: “Ang Kalansay na Nangungusap” Starring Alex Medina

This Saturday, October 31, features a Holloween-themed story that will not only put shivers up our spines but will likewise leave a mark on our hearts as it once again teaches televiewers good moral values.

Entitled “Ang Kalansay na Nangungusap,” this week's story stars award-winning indie actor Alex Medina.

Check out the trailer below: Ang Kalansay na Nangungusap
Sa Halloween Special ng, isang funny kalansay ang magbabalik from the dead para humingi ng tulong para matuloy ang kanyang FOREVER. Abangan si Alex Medina sa ANG KALANSAY NA NANGUNGUSAP, ngayong Sabado, 7PM sa TV5!
Posted by Lola Basyang.Com on Monday, October 26, 2015 airs every Saturday, 7PM on TV5.

Join #ParangNormalActivity 'HaloHaloween Party' this Saturday

Join #ParangNormalActivity 'HaloHaloween Party' this Saturday

This Saturday, at 8PM, the gang of TV5's toprating weekly teen horror-comedy series #ParangNormalActivity will attend the most-exciting, thrilling monster bash in the episode titled “HaloHaloween Party.”

Who will be their Halloween dates? What if our favorite  #ParangNormalActivity mystery solving barkada becomes one of the monsters? Check out the trailer below:

#ParangNormalActivity: Halo-Halloween
You are invited to the best Halloween Party ever! Kaya lang ang paborito nating mystery solving barkada ay naging mysterious monsters mismo? Naku, ito na yata ang pinaka- #ParangNormalActivity sa lahat! This Saturday na 'yan, 8pm sa TV5!
Posted by Parangnormalactivity on Monday, October 26, 2015

Don’t miss the Halloween special of #ParangNormalActivity this Saturday 8:00pm on TV5.

Alden Richards Beats One Direction and The Vamps in MYX Daily Top 10

Alden Richards Beats One Direction and The Vamps in MYX Daily Top 10

Platinum recording star Alden Richards have conquered the top spot of Daily Top 10 most requested video of the leading music channel in the country, MYX.

The Pambansang Bae whose second studio album already reached the Gold Record status even before its official released in record stores, even beat the world-famous British boy band group One Direction, The Vamps, and 5 Seconds of Summer with his top-selling single "Wish I May" on October 30.

Previous leader Juan Karlos Labajo's "Para Sa 'Yo" slipped to third spot after reigning for 13 days.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Nadine Lustre and James Reid Leave Fate of Relationship to Signs

Nadine Lustre and James Reid Leave Fate of Relationship to Signs

Feel the kilig once more between James Reid and Nadine Lustre in “MMK’s” 2015 Valentine’s Day episode airing again this Saturday (October 31).

Carmina (Nadine) has always been fascinated with love stories, from novels to her cousin’s love life. Her fascination leads her to form her own concept of love and create a list of signs which she believes will lead her to her Mr. Right.

One day, a sign tells her that her suitor Yong (James) is the Mr. Right so she immediately says yes to him. From then on, their relationship is tested based on the signs Carmina asks for. What if a sign tells Carmina that forever does not exist with Yong? How will she take it? Will Yong continue to fight or will he concede to fate and chance?

Joining this “MMK” episode are Sharmaine Arnaiz, Hyasmin Neri, Andreo Garcia, Aina Solano, Erin Ocampo, Myrtle Sarrosa, Nicole Barranda, Kyra Custodio, Axel Torres, Onse, Noel Colet, and Marites Samson. The episode is directed by Frasco Mortiz and written by Benjamin Logronio. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday 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 #MMKSignsOfLove.

John Lloyd Cruz - "Hindi ako takot malaos pero gusto ko mag-quit!"

John Lloyd Cruz - "Hindi ako takot malaos pero gusto ko mag-quit!"

Four-time blockbuster king John Lloyd Cruz admitted that there were times when he thought of quitting show business.

He believes it's part of "life's natural cycle."

"Yes. Hindi ako magsisinungaling. I mean, hindi ako magpapaka-ipokrito, kasi ano 'yan, it's life's natural cycle and you don't go against it. You don't argue with it," he said in an interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" on Thursday.

Lloydie said, however, that he chooses to honor the commitments he made to his network, his audience and to himself.

"At siguro sa aming mga artista, humihirap lang kasi may commitment kami lagi. Mayroon kaming kontrata, mayroon kaming nasagutan, mayroon kaming commitment sa audience, sa network, and to myself," he explained.

He went on to conclude that he probably just needs to take a break from showbiz once in a while.

"Walking away, hindi naman talaga iwan. Sometimes, you just have to walk away para pagbalik mo, mas okay ka," he said.

When asked by host Boy Abunda if he is afraid to lose his popularity and be "laos," the actor replied: "Hindi, kasi hindi 'yun ang pinunta ko rito eh."

"Malinaw naman kung ano ang pinunta ko rito, and that's my love for the craft. That's it. It's been taking me to places that I've never been to, 'yung naibigay niya sa akin, 'yung impact sa buhay ko. Ever since, mula sa 'Tabing Ilog' days, malinaw na sa akin 'yun," he added.

Lloydie was referring to the drama series "Tabing Ilog", which aired on ABS-CBN from 1999 to 2003.

He is currently promoting "A Second Chance", the sequel of his highly popular 2007 movie "One More Chance". It will be released in theaters this November. - Source:

MYX MO! 2015 Happening at MOA Concert Grounds on October 31

MYX MO! 2015 Happening at MOA Concert Grounds on October 31

MYX, the number one music channel in the Philippines kicks off its 15th anniversary celebration at the much-awaited MYX Mo! 2015 concert at the Mall of Asia concert grounds on October 31 (Saturday).

Since it falls on Halloween, Pinoy music fans will have an ultimate blast with their favorite MYX VJs Nikki Gil, Chino Lui Pio, Robi Domingo, Ai dela Cruz, Tippy Dos Santos, Erica Abello, and Diego Loyzaga.

MYX Mo! 2015 attendees can also enjoy fun activities and carnival games as gates open at 3PM and enjoy nonstop music as the country’s finest talents and hottest DJs take the stage from 4PM to 2AM.

Taking part in the biggest gathering of Pinoy music artists are: Abra, Aicelle Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Autotelic, Banda Ni Kleggy, Barbie Almalbis, Bugoy Drilon, Callalily, Chicosci, Christian Bautista, Cueshe, Darren Espanto, Dello, Elha Nympha, Faintlight, Gracenote, Hale, Imago, Itchyworms, Jason Dy, Jay R, Jeric Medina, Jessica Reynoso and Join The Club.

Also gracing the MYX Mo! Stage this Saturday are Jonalyn Viray, Jovit Baldivino, Julie Anne San Jose, Julian Trono, Kitchie Nadal, Kithara, Klarisse De Guzman, KZ Tandingan, Loonie, Lunar Lights, Lyca Gairanod, Mayonnaise, Moonstar88, Nyoy Volante, Pedicab, Philia, Pupil, Ransom Collective, Rivermaya, Ron Henley, Roxee B, Save Me Hollywood, Silent Sanctuary, Sirens, Slapshock, Smugglaz, Tanya Markova, Thyro and Yumi, Urbandub, Young JV, DJ Ace Ramos, DJ Katsy Lee, DJ Tom Taus, and more.

Part of the MYX Mo! 2015 proceeds will benefit ABS-CBN Foundation’s Programa Genio.

The MYX megabrand has also become the ultimate youth brand on TV, online via, and social media for fifteen years.

It remains as the most followed local media outfit on Twitter and has over 5.7 million likes on Facebook. Myx Mo 2015! is the music channel’s way of thanking and giving loyal fans a one-of-a-kind music festival experience.

Founder and MYX channel head Andre Alvarez also reveals that the biggest legacy of MYX in the cable industry since it aired 15 years ago is the music channel’s incorporation of lyrics onscreen.

“I think that flashing the lyrics onscreen is the indelible mark of MYX. It is a major attraction for our viewers. If they didn’t understand the song, MYX made it easy for them by having the lyrics readily available onscreen,” Alvarez said.

He also shared that MYX’s move to flash lyrics in the music videos that it played turned to be so successful that it even became a requirement for most variety shows on other mainstream channels to put lyrics onscreen.

MYX is currently celebrating its 15th year and Alvarez said its viewers should expect more changes in the years to come.

There will be a lot of changes. It is always our burden to stay relevant that’s why we change our sets, we change our imaging so that MYX always looks fresh to our viewers,” Alvarez elaborated.

MYX is a youth-oriented music channel in the Philippines that aims to showcase music from OPM artists across all genres. It belongs to the family of cable channels under Creative Programs, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN.

For more updates on Myx Mo 2015, log on to

Look: Sam Concepcion Impersonates James Reid in "Your Face Sounds Familiar"

Look: Sam Concepcion Impersonates James Reid in "Your Face Sounds Familiar"

Will Sam Concepcion send viewers to a frenzy the way James Reid does in his impersonation of the “One The Wings Of Love” heartthrob this weekend (October 31 and November 1)? 

Find out as Sam does his best to copy James’ moves and voice in in the top-rating “Your Face Sounds Familiar.” James also makes a special appearance in the program to show a ‘sample’ of his own talent and clown around with Melai Cantiveros, who will appear as fictional character Charky. 

Aside from Sam’s, other performances viewers should watch out for are of Kean Cipriano as Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Myrtle Sarrosa as Kuh Ledesma, Michael Pangilinan as Hajji Alejandro, Eric Nicolas as Claire Dela Fuente, KZ as Abra, Denise Laurel as Toni Braxton, and Kakai Bautista as Jennifer Holliday. 

Don’t miss the all-new season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Saturdays after “MMK” and Sundays after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. 

For updates on the program,, like, or follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram.

Share Your Christmas Wish and Let ALDUB Make Them Come True

Share Your Christmas Wish and Let ALDUB Make Them Come True

This Christmas, Coca-Cola is making your wishes come true. And they will do it with some help from Pambansang Bae Alden Richards and the most adorable Yaya Maine Mendoza.

But first, take a peek at the teaser video for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's Coca-Cola #WishMoKayaKo TVC below:

Ready ka na ba? Share your wish na! #WishMoKayaKo

Be Part of a Heartfelt Journey in "The Good Dinosaur"

Be Part of a Heartfelt Journey in "The Good Dinosaur"

Disney•Pixar’s "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

From the moment Arlo is born, he’s afraid of the world,” says director Peter Sohn. “He’s fun-loving and determined; he’s got a lot of fire when it comes to his desire to help his family. But he’s scared. His fear holds him back.

From the beginning, Spot is the opposite of Arlo,” continues Sohn. “He’s tenacious, brave and an animal in every sense of the word. It’s the story of a boy and his dog - only in our story, the boy is a dinosaur and the dog is a boy.

The film catapults Arlo into a vast wilderness that forces him to confront his fears. According to producer Denise Ream, the stunning and often overwhelming landscape that artists created ultimately played an important role in the story. “Nature can overcome anything,” she says, “including a massive dinosaur.”

Inspired by the American Northwest, filmmakers found that even towering dinosaurs could feel small in the right surroundings, which worked to intensify Arlo’s fears. “He has a lot to overcome,” says Sohn. “His father always knew he was capable of much more, but it’ll take this emotional journey for Arlo to realize it.”

Along the way, Arlo encounters a host of unique personalities who all contribute to his evolution - whether they mean to or not. But the friendship he builds with Spot has the biggest impact. Says Sohn, “The bond that grows between Arlo and Spot allows Arlo to push through his fear and take on the ultimate nemesis: nature.”

“The Good Dinosaur” features an extraordinary roster of voice talent. “We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” says Sohn. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, and it’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.”

The voice cast includes Jeffrey Wright ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" - parts I & II) as Arlo’s wise Poppa, Frances McDormand (HBO's "Olive Kitteridge") as Arlo’s strong Momma, Marcus Scribner (ABC’s “black•ish”) as Arlo’s brother Buck, Raymond Ochoa (“Disney’s A Christmas Carol”) as Arlo, Jack Bright (“Monsters University”) as Spot, Steve Zahn (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) as a fearless pterodactyl named Thunderclap, AJ Buckley (FX’s “Justified”) as teen T-Rex Nash, Anna Paquin (HBO’s “True Blood”) as Nash’s tenacious sister Ramsey, and Sam Elliott (“Ghost Rider”) as T-Rex patriarch Butch.

Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” is executive produced by John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich an Andrew Stanton. The film features music by Academy Award®-winning film composer Mychael Danna (“Life of Pi”) and Emmy®-nominated composer Jeff Danna (“Tyrant”).

Opening across the Philippines on November 25, “The Good Dinosaur” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #GoodDinoPH.

ABS-CBN Releases Perfect Christmas Gift for UAAP Students

ABS-CBN Releases Perfect Christmas Gift for UAAP Students

ABS-CBN and UniSilver present an early Christmas gift for UAAP students for them to let their school spirit shine even brighter in time for the holidays with the launch of the official UAAP Season 78 university pendants and timepiece collection.

Manufactured and licensed by UniSilver, the UAAP pendants and timepiece collection feature stylish necklaces and watches with cool yet classic designs showcasing the logos of the Adamson Soaring Falcons, Ateneo Blue Eagles, FEU Tamaraws, NU Bulldogs, UE Red Warriors,  UP Fighting Maroons, and UST Growling Tigers that serves as the perfect accessory to complete a campus outfit.

“ABS-CBN is proud to showcase a timeless collection of pieces that very-well represent the premiere university sports league, UAAP, which students and fans will surely love.  We are happy to be in partnership with UniSilver, one of the country’s leading brands of jewelry and watches,” Karen Coloma, Head of ABS-CBN Licensing said.

Jayson Chan, marketing and purchasing manager of Unisilver also shared why they decided to create the collection saying, “UniSilver as a brand has limitless possibilities, similar to how the UAAP as a league caters to a wide market because of the various sports it showcases. Making the collection is one of the ways UniSilver can further expand its already wide range of products.”

The limited edition UAAP Season 78 university watch and pendants collection are available at any UniSilver store.

Ryan Guzman, from Boy Next Door to 'Jem and The Holograms'

Ryan Guzman, from Boy Next Door to 'Jem and The Holograms'

Ryan Guzman, lead star of the hit thriller “The Boy Next Door” and TV's new toprater “Heroes Reborn,” lends a masculine presence to Universal Pictures' female-oriented musical-adventure “Jem and The Holograms.”

In the film, as Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples), a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar as her alter ego Jem, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

In Jerrica's musical journey, there is one person in her new Hollywood home that she’s slowly growing to trust. His name is Rio, and he is portrayed by Ryan Guzman. The music-intern son of Erica Raymond, founder and CEO of Starlight Music, Rio is tasked with helping Jem and the Holograms navigate through their newfound stardom. His job would be easier, however, if he wasn’t falling for one of its members...

Guzman discusses his role: “While Erica is all about making money, Rio is more about discovering artists who can entertain. He is not impressed by Jem and the Holograms when he first meets them, but that’s because he thinks they are just another pop group that is popular for all the wrong reasons. Later on, he finds out there is more to them than meets the eye. He connects with them and realizes they aren’t in it for the fame; they are just doing what they love.

Not only does Rio help the band traverse the perils of newfound stardom, he aids Jerrica and Kimber on their quest to find out just who their father was, as well as what he has in store for them. Explains co-star Stephanie Scott who plays Kimber: “Rio taps into the storyline of our hunt for Synergy, and the process of figuring out what message our dad left for us. He helps us bring it all together.

Ryan Guzman is a former MMA fighter who caught the notice of Hollywood.

Born in Texas and raised in Sacramento, California, Guzman never thought of becoming an actor, much less a professional dancer. At age seven, he developed an interest in martial arts and earned his first black belt in tae kwon do by the age of 10. This led him into the octagon as an MMA fighter in Sacramento until his fighting license expired in 2010. A gifted athlete, Guzman was also a sought-after left-handed pitcher with a fastball clocked between 87 and 90 miles per hour. A shoulder injury ended this dream and transitioned into a career in print modeling, followed by acting.

Guzman worked successfully in San Francisco, starting with LOOK Model Agency at the age of 18, before moving to Los Angeles, where he joined the esteemed Wilhelmina agency at 22. Guzman has since starred in television commercials for Old Navy, Gillette, Candie’s and the Oprah Winfrey Network. He has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Affliction and Reebok, among other brands.

After his success in modeling, Guzman signed on with a talent manager and went into the audition process for acting roles. Just a few short months later, he booked the male lead role for Lionsgate’s “Step Up Revolution.”

After the international success of “Step Up Revolution,” he reprised his role in the Trish Sie directed “Step Up All In” alongside Briana Evigan.

In January 2015, Guzman was seen as the male lead role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the Universal Pictures thriller “The Boy Next Door.”

Opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on November 4, “Jem and the Holograms” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Look: Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna "Save The Date" Wedding Invitation

Look: Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna "Save The Date" Wedding Invitation

Soon-to-be Mrs. Pauleen Luna-Sotto posted on her Instagram @pauleenluna a photo of "Save The Date" wedding cards that she and her groom Vic Sotto will be sent to their wedding guests.

A photo posted by Marie Pauleen Luna (@pauleenluna) on

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Before and After Photoshop PREVIEW Magazine Photos

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Before and After Photoshop PREVIEW Magazine Photos

Here are some of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's Preview Magazine behind-the-scene photos. There photos, taking during their separate pictorial sessions, yet again prove how the magic of photoshop works! Ang galing!


AFTER Photos


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Look: Alden Richards Japan Concert Photos #Sampuso

Look: Alden Richards Japan Concert Photos #Sampuso

GMA Pinoy TV, in partnership with WorldCom Japan Ltd., mounted another successful anniversary show titled "Kapusong Pinoy Japan" with Kapuso stars Alden Richards, Aicelle Santos, and Ai Ai delas Alas performing for a full house at the New Pier Hall in Central Tokyo, Japan last October 11.

We have come full circle with this momentous event taking place where GMA Pinoy TV was first launched through the carrier IPS, Inc. in 2005,” says GMA First Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia.

The overwhelming turnout for Kapusong Pinoy Japan affirms our tireless efforts for the past ten years in bringing a piece of home to our fellow Filipinos abroad and we are grateful to all those who have supported and continue to support us in this endeavor,” Francia continued.

The Kapusong Pinoy cast was warmly welcomed by their fellow Filipinos in Japan, with numerous fans eager to take photos with the artists and giving them various tokens to show their admiration and excitement at being able to see their favorite stars in person.

Sending thrills throughout the crowd was Alden Richards, Pambansang Bae and other half of the phenomenal AlDub love team from Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye segment. Attesting to the tandem’s status as an international sensation, the “pabebe wave,” popularized on their Kalyeserye segment, was a huge hit among the concert-goers.

Alden, who also co-hosts the comedy-musical variety program Sunday PinaSaya, displayed his vocal talent through a number of songs he performed for an enthusiastic crowd.

The multi-talented actor recently released the album “Wish I May” with a similarly-titled carrier single under GMA Records this October.

Social media was abuzz with excitement over GMA Pinoy TV’s anniversary show as netizens posted photographs and messages about the highly entertaining program and the stellar cast using the hashtag #Sampuso.

The official Twitter account of ALDUB/MAIDEN Fans Club Japan Chapter thanked GMA Pinoy TV saying, “What a great show!! Thank you so much @gmapinoytv @gmanetwork @EatBulaga @aldenrichards02 #Sampuso.”

Kapusong Pinoy Japan is the last in a series of concerts staged this year in celebration of GMA Pinoy TV’s tenth anniversary dubbed #Sampuso. Earlier this year, the Kapusong Pinoy concert series was successfully held in Vancouver, Anaheim and New York.

Kapusong Pinoy Japan is sponsored by Landbank, Cebuana Lhuillier, Send-A-Shakey’s, Globe Duo Japan, Cebu Pacific, Camella: A Vistaland Company, Bostik, Air 21, EO Executive Optical, Pag-IBIG Fund, and Amaia.

For inquiries on subscriptions to GMA’s international channels, you may call the toll free number 0032-6444, the telephone number 03-3549-7627, or email

'A Second Chance' Movie Poster - John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

'A Second Chance' Movie Poster - John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo

Star Cinema has released the first movie poster for upcoming surefire hit movie "A Second Chance," the sequel to 2007 blockbuster film "One More Chance" starring John Lloyd Cruz (Popoy) and Bea Alonzo (Basha).

"A Second Chance" hit theaters on November 25, 2015.

Smart and AirBnB Team Up to a Revolutionize Way of Experiencing Your Dream Getaway

Smart and AirBnB Team Up to a Revolutionize Way of Experiencing Your Dream Getaway

Smart, the country’s unrivaled mobile services leader, once again makes the life of its subscribers extra-exciting as they team-up with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, to unlock awesome travel experiences here and abroad through exclusive perks and privileges.

A revolutionary service, AirBnB lets travelers choose a perfect place to spend their trip from millions of unique accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in over 190 countries – be it an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month.

AirBnB does this through a convenient mobile app that, through Smart, will now bring the world at the fingertips of Filipino travelers who are in search of a home away from home as well as an immersive travel experience.

A global pioneer in accommodations, Airbnb has revolutionized the way travelers search and book a suitable place to spend their getaways wherever they are headed around the world. It shows how a meaningful mobile innovation can shake things up and enrich the lives of people – and is very much aligned with our vision of a mobile-empowered lifestyle,” said Ariel Fermin, EVP and Head of Consumer Business at Smart.

To celebrate the groundbreaking partnership, all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid and Smart Bro subscribers may enjoy a P2500 discount for a minimum of P8,000 booking at any Airbnb-listed accommodation here and abroad.

Smart subscribers simply have to text SMARTAIRBNB to 2855 for FREE to receive the unique promo code that they can use to activate the discount whenever they complete their Airbnb booking. The discount is limited to one booking per registered Philippine Airbnb user, but is open to all past and first-time bookers, with travel period until December 2016.

To learn more, visit

Visit Smart Instagram account @smartcares for more exciting updates and promo offers. 

(Video) Marian Rivera Shows 9-Month Old Baby Bump

(Video) Marian Rivera Shows 9-Month Old Baby Bump

Few days before she officially celebrates motherhood, Marian Rivera show off her baby bumps in recent photo shoots for a magazine.

In her Instagram @therealmarian, the 30 year-old Kapuso actress shared a short video taken during the photoshoot with the hashtag “Proud Mom to Be.”

BTS ❤️#NovemberCover 💋 #ProudMomToBe 👊🏻

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

ABS-CBN and PLDT Home Team-up for PUSH Awards 2015

ABS-CBN and PLDT Home Team-up for PUSH Awards 2015

ABS-CBN has teamed up with PLDT for the first-ever PUSH Awards, which aims to honor the country's top celebrity newsmakers and digital stars.

Donald Lim, ABS-CBN chief digital officer, said the partnership with PLDT is also an alliance in terms of breaking new ground and recognizing influencers in the digital space.

"We believe that as our audiences become more mature with the digital platform, it is important for our industry's talents and celebrities to keep the engagement and conversations with their fans beyond the traditional media platforms, and now towards the social media space," Lim said.

For its part, PLDT Vice President and HOME marketing head Gary Dujali said the partnership is an avenue to acknowledge the importance of social media, connectivity, and the role of entertainment to nurture stronger connections for the Filipino families.

"PLDT is very excited, at the same time positive, about the partnership. PLDT HOME DSL is the country's No. 1 home broadband, which ensures that avid fans of celebrities featured in this year's Push Awards will be able to get their daily dose of their Philippine entertainment updates while availing the connectivity that suits every family," Dujali said.

As part of the partnership, PLDT HOME DSL is also giving away a chance to get exclusive seats to the event, just by liking or following @PLDTHome on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and by using #HOMEDSLxPUSHAWARDS when they campaign for votes for their respective idols.

Rescue5 to Provide 24-Hours First Aid Stations Around the Metro this All Saints Day Weekend

Rescue5 to Provide 24-Hours First Aid Stations Around the Metro this All Saints Day Weekend   

Rescue5, the Emergency Response Unit of TV5 News and Information (News5), will set up 24-hour first aid stations at the Manila North and South Cemeteries from October 31 to November 2.

The team will be on alert round the clock to assist those flocking to cemeteries to pay their respects to their dearly departed.

People may avail themselves of the following services for free: wheelchair assistance for senior citizens, blood pressure monitoring, drinking water stations in partnership with Maynilad, phone calls via Smart Communications, and electronic device charging through One Meralco Foundation.

Aside from its on-ground activities, Rescue5 is also providing the public with relevant tips for the safe and peaceful observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Through the Aksyon sa Undas plugs which air on TV5, its news channel Aksyon TV, and Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM – Rescue5 shares safety tips for people travelling to the provinces.  It also reminds people of the do’s and don’ts inside cemeteries.

"We stay true to our credo 'Higit sa balita, Aksyon.' Aside from delivering the news, we will provide assistance to our Kapatids who will visit cemeteries,” said TV5 Public Service Head.

For any emergency, Rescue5 can be reached via its hotline 9225155, Twitter account: @RESCUE5PH, and Facebook page:

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Reveal What They Don't Like About Each Other

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Reveal What They Don't Like About Each Other

James Reid and Nadine Lustre (popularly known to local showbiz as JaDine) is probably one of the most popular onscreen tandems today, but there are still a lot of things that you probably do not know about the two.

In their recent press conference for a coffee brand, the "On the Wings of Love" stars traded facts about each other and discussed the one thing that they do not like about one another.

According to James, Nadine is "impossible to wake up," has an uncontrollable urge to keep her Instagram account as perfect-looking as possible, and is "terrible at making decisions."

For her part, Nadine revealed that James tends to be sleepy most of the time, a nocturnal, doesn't like eating shrimp, doesn't like wearing loud colors, a cat person, and is into Japanese culture as much as her.

Asked about what they dislike about each other, James admitted that he does not like that Nadine is a "very loud morning person."

"I just want peace and quiet especially in the morning when we're taping and she likes playing loud pop music," he said.

Nadine, meanwhile, shared that she doesn't like how James keeps fixing his hair. "You fix your hair too much," she said, laughing.

Vice Ganda's Concert Producer Offers Alden Richards Four Times Bigger than His Talent Fee

Vice Ganda's Concert Producer Offers Alden Richards Four Times Bigger than His Talent Fee 

In a report posted at GMA news reporter Nelson Canlas' Instagram account, he revealed that Vice Ganda's concert producer and former That's Entertainment member Joed Serrano offered Pambansang Bae Alden Richards a talent fee four times bigger than what he paid the Kapamilya comedian.

His Instagram post reads:

Actor/Producer Joed Serrano offered to produce Alden Richards's very first concert at the Big Dome on Valentine's day 2016. His offer is a staggering 8-digit talent fee. This, according to Joed, is the highest he has offered to a local artist for a concert. "Times 4 yun ng TF ni Vice Ganda sa concert niya. Binase ko lang naman sa demand ng tao", says Joed. 

Alden's camp is now fixing his schedule and if the deal is inked his next step would be to ask Maine Mendoza to guest in the said concert.

"A Second Chance," a Sequel to Blockbuster "One More Chance" Hits Theaters this November

"A Second Chance,"  a Sequel to Blockbuster "One More Chance" Hits Theaters this November

I bet you are as excited as I am. Our favorite movie characters Popoy and Basha returns to the big screen this November to continue their love story but this time as a married couple.

As revealed by Star Cinema on Tuesday night, "A Second Chance," the much anticipated sequel to the 2007 blockbuster movie “One More Chance” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, is set to be released in theaters this November still under the direction of Cathy Garcia Molina.

Check out the teaser trailer below:

Read: BBC News' Take on the ALDUB Phenomenon

Read: BBC News' Take on the ALDUB Phenomenon

Entitled "'AlDub': A social media phenomenon about love and lip-synching," BBC News' online website featured their take on the phenomenon that is taking Philippine TV and social media by storm - ALDUB.

The article reads:

It is a surreal and wildly popular show which has smashed global social media records. But few outside the Philippines have even heard of the phenomenon called AlDub.

What follows is everything you need to know about lip-synching, being in love with somebody you have never met and how to break records on Twitter.

What or who is 'AlDub'?

For several months, viewers across the Philippines have been tuning in to watch 'Eat Bulaga!', a popular afternoon variety show, which features a skit with a pair of lovers who have never met in the flesh.

On the show, their romance is conducted via a split screen and as it developed, obstacles after obstacle cropped up to prevent the onscreen duo from meeting.

'AlDub' is a play on the first names of Filipino actors Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (who plays the character Yaya Dub on the show), both stars with huge followings on social media.

It all became too much for the multitudes of adoring fans, who began to take action on social media by lobbying for the couple to finally meet in person. Each week, an episode spawned multiple and hugely popular Twitter hashtags to this end.

"Brangelina has got nothing on AlDub, they are my favourite super power couple - I love them so much," gushed Filipino Twitter user Maria Joy Coloma, a fan from Cebu province.

"When will AlDub ever overcome the odds and unite? That will be when my life becomes complete," lamented another Twitter user Desiree Lopez in the capital city of Manila.

And then they finally met...

On 24 October, fans got their wish and for the first time, finally got to see the couple meet - on the set of a huge charity concert celebrating the show's 36th anniversary.

Last week, fans got their wish and finally saw 'AlDub' meet in person for the first time. Image courtesy of

Thousands attended the event and in just one day, the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon (translation: AlDub, in the right time) drew more than 41 million tweets, smashing the previous Twitter record held by Brazil's 2014 Fifa World Cup defeat to Germany.

And it isn't just the local fans. US politicians and even alternative rock bands, have declared their love for the show and its young stars.

The formula for a phenomenon
Legions of fans in the Philippines have been rooting for the popular couple to finally meet and get together. Image courtesy of

TV host and blogger Daphne Osena Paez explains that their love story appealed to all sectors of Filipino society and was created by playing on a popular formula used in the Philippine entertainment industry.

"Actors and actresses are often paired up so fans hope they end up together in real life. But what's different about 'AlDub'... is that it wasn't just the creation of a TV network or movie production," she said.

Their pairing began on live TV when they started reacting to each other spontaneously within the Eat Bulgaga variety show.

Now, she says, they are the most popular "love team" in the Philippines.

But another key to their popularity is their ability to connect with ordinary people.

"They appear very down-to-earth," says BBC presenter Rico Hizon, who admits to being a huge fan of the series.

"I believe that one big reason they are so popular is because the actors are very humble despite their massive success - they keep thanking fans as well as everyone who supports their work.

And now for the lip-synching part

The Philippines is a musical country where the online art of Dubsmash has become a craze.

Dubsmash allows social media users to lip-synch over catchy songs, speeches or film quotes, and is featured prominently on the show.

Skilful lip-synching was what propelled Maine Mendoza, who was already an internet celebrity and known as the "dubsmash queen", onto the show in the first place.

Along with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, she has one of the fastest growing followings on Twitter. Images courtesy of

She began interacting via a split-screen with Alden and the rest is history. Amazingly, neither of the characters have any speaking lines on the show.

Instead, they express their adoration for each other by blending lines from popular love songs and movies.

Thanks to her role as Yaya Dub, Ms Mendoza has now become the third fastest-growing celebrity on Twitter, after US singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

The secret power of trend-setting Filipinos

Twitter called it a "global phenomenon" after it most recently broke social media records.

More than 50,000 fans flocked to the stadium in Manila to catch a glimpse of stars from the popular variety show

However, one earlier hashtag which followed after a controversial episode that saw Yaya Dub almost marry another character, spawned 800,000 tweets in a day. Other regular hashtags related to the show, regularly draw millions of tweets.

"'AlDub' was a global phenomenon on Twitter and it shows how our platform, as the social soundtrack to TV, has really connected Filipinos who love a good love story," the site's Asia Pacific Vice President Rishi Jaitly told Philippine news portal Rappler.

"None of it was planned," adds Ms. Paez. "It's not like the show hired social media experts to strategise a plan - they realised what they had: a new and younger social-media savvy audience."

For many in the Philippines, the fact that the show broke a global social media record was no surprise.

Analysts say Filipinos are particularly social and community-centric. "There is often a strong connection between an individual and his community or home town," Ms Paez told the BBC.

The internet has become one of the most natural places for Filipinos to forge community.




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