Saturday, December 26, 2015

MMFF Committee Disqualifies John Lloyd Cruz' 'Honor Thy Father'

MMFF Committee Disqualifies John Lloyd Cruz' 'Honor Thy Father'

One day after record-breaking opening day of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival, the MMFF Committee decided to disqualify the drama movie "Honor Thy Father" starring John Lloyd Cruz to win the Best Picture award.

The Erik Matti-directed film will no longer qualified to enter into festival's the Best Picture race because of the failure of the film's producer, Ronald "Dondon" Monteverde, to "disclose its participation to the CinemaOne Originals Festival 2015 as the opening film."

Graded "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB), "Honor Thy Father' also stars Meryll Soriano and Tirso Cruz III.

MMFF 2015 1st Day Gross Receipt: ALDUB Wins, Vice Ganda Lags Behind

MMFF 2015 1st Day Gross Receipt: ALDUB Wins, Vice Ganda Lags Behind

Here is the unofficial partial gross receipt of the 8 movie  entries of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival as of 5PM on December 25 at SM Cinemas:

1. My Bebe Love - P29.3 million
2. Beauty and the Bestie - P26.3 million
3. Haunted Mansion - P4.1 million
4. All You Need is Pag-Ibig - P3.6 million
5. Buy Now, Die Later - P1.9 million
6. Walang Forever - P1.5 million
7. Honor Thy Father - P386,000
8. Nilalang - P299,000

(Photos) Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza 'My Bebe Love' Sweetest Photos

(Photos) Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza 'My Bebe Love' Sweetest Photos

The phenomenal ALDUB love team is making a movie debut via MMFF 2015 movie entry "My Bebe Love" which is set to break all-time cinema box-office record. While, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are expected to become this year's Box-Office King and Queen.

As of this time, reports have it that "My Bebe Love" remains to be in the lead as far as MMFF Day 1 box-office result is concern.

But before you brave the long queue in cinemas nationwide, tale a look at some of their photos during annual MMFF Parade of Stars below:


Friday, December 25, 2015

Look: ALDUB Fans Accuse SM Cinemas of Ticket Swapping, SM Cinema Releases Statement

Look: ALDUB Fans Accuse SM Cinemas of Ticket Swapping, SM Cinema Releases Statement

The heat is on in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). 

Immediately after the cinemas all over the country open its door to the 8 MMFF 2015 movie entries on Christmas day, fans of both Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (ALDUB) love team and Vice Ganda put to Twitter its claim of box-office dominance. 

Some fans posted that ALDUB's "My Bebe Love" earned P1 million in just one hour while Vice Ganda starrer "Beauty and the Bestie" raked a whopping P2.6 million in 30 minutes (READ FULL DETAILS HERE).

Late afternoon on Friday, reports of cinema ticket swapping was reported on several SM Cinemas nationwide. ALDUB fans said SM cinemas issued tickets bearing the Star Cinema movie despite  buying "My Bebe Love" cinema tickets.



SM Management was quick to address the issue saying:

Even Jose Javier Reyes, director of the "My Bebe Love" warns the movie goers to be very vigilant and take as much evidence and immediately report incident to cinema management.

Do you think it is just a simple concern of human error (parang Miss Universe 2015 lang?), or an intentional action to manipulate the ticket sales?

James Reid's Brother Jack Reid Joins TV5, To Star in 'Panday'

James Reid's Brother Jack Reid Joins TV5, To Star in 'Panday

James Reid's equally goodlooking younger brother Jack Reid officially gives in to his showbiz calling.

The 17 year-old Fil-Aussie cutie is part of Viva Artist Management pool of talents along with his brother James and his loveteam Nadine Lustre.

Viva, being the new content provider of TV5 and its head Vic del Rosario as the new Head of TV5 Entertainment, commissioned Jack as one of the cast of the new TV adaptation of Panday starring Richard Gutierrez in the title role.

Are you guys excited to see another Reid dominate the local entertainment industry?

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach Sends Christmas Message to Fans, Bashers and Ariadna Gutierrez

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach Sends Christmas Message to Fans, Bashers and Ariadna Gutierrez

All the way from New York City where she will spend the Holidays before embarking to her year-long journey as Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, on the official Miss Universe Facebook page, sends a Christmas message to her fans worldwide, her haters and bashers and to Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez.

She also expressed how she dearly appreciate her friendship with Ariadna and likewise asking her supporters and non-believers to stop arguing and throwing hateful messages that defeats the purpose of Miss Universe Organization - that is to unite empowered women all over the world.

Wow. Words can't describe how grateful I am for this. It was quite a journey getting here with 3 attempts at winning...
Posted by Miss Universe on Thursday, December 24, 2015

MMFF 2015 Day 1 Result: 'My Bebe Love' Earns P1M in 1 Hour, 'Beauty and the Bestie' P2.6M in 30 Minutes

MMFF 2015 Day 1 Result: 'My Bebe Love' Earns P1M in 1 Hour, 'Beauty and the Bestie' P2.6M in 30 Minutes

With the huge turn-out of fans and observers who braved the heat of the sun just to get a glimpse of their favorite stars during last Wednesday's annual Parade of Stars, this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is surely the biggest edition yet of the annual all-Filipino Christmas movie festival.

Aside from the MMFF veterans such as Vic Sotto, Vice Ganda, Ai Ai delas Alas and Kris Aquino, this year is filled with the most followed celebrity pairing of todays - James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, among others adding to the stiff competition of which movie will reign in the box-office.

During last Monday's presscon, "All You Need is Pag-Ibig" actress Kris Aquino admitted that she already accepted defeat (at least on the first day of MMFF today, Christmas day) to Vic and Ai-Ai starrer "My Bebe Love" only because the phenomenal ALDUB tandem is included in the cast. She, however, believes that her movie which also stars KimXi, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Derek Ramsay and Bimby Yap have a strong fight to lead the competition in the succeeding days.

Vice Ganda, on the other hand, admitted that there is high pressure in the MMFF this year knowing that he will be facing a stiff competition with Vic-Aiai-AlDub starrer.

Lagi naman may pressure, dapat ay pressure, kailangan i-entertain mo ang threat,” he said in a recent interview.

"Saka hindi kami nag-ulit o hindi luma ang comedy na makikita dito," he added.

Vice has been a consistent topnotcher in terms of MMFF box-office sales is concern. His past MMFF entries like "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin" in 2011, "Sisterakas" in 2012, "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" in 2013, and "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin" last year outsell other entries including Vic's "Enteng Ng Ina Mo," "Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Ako," "My Little Bossings" and "My Big Bossing's Adventures".

As early as the first hour of the MMFF opening today, fans on Twitter reported that "Beauty and the Bestie" which also stars Coco Martin earned P2.6M in just 30 minutes, while "My Bebe Love" raked P1-M in 1 hours.

So which is true?


A photo showing a long queue of movie patrons, and a sold-out movie houses are likewise making the rounds online proving that the 41st edition of the annual movie festival can easily beat its last year record of P1-B ticket sales.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Kobe Paras and Girlfriend Gabrielle Current Share Uber-Sweet Photos Together

Kobe Paras and Girlfriend Gabrielle Current Share Uber-Sweet Photos Together

Kobe Paras, son of PBA legend Benjie Paras and a star player for UCLA Bruins announced his relationship with Filipino-American model Gabrielle Current on his Instagram account @_kobeparas,

The young couple shared on their individual personal social media accounts some romantic photos showing how they dear each other.

A photo posted by Gabrielle Current (@gabcurrent) on

A photo posted by Gabrielle Current (@gabcurrent) on

A photo posted by Kobe™ (@_kobeparas) on

A photo posted by Kobe™ (@_kobeparas) on

A photo posted by Kobe™ (@_kobeparas) on

A photo posted by Kobe™ (@_kobeparas) on

Look: MMFF 2015 Movie Floats during Parade of Stars

Look: MMFF 2015 Movie Floats during Parade of Stars

Thousands of fans braved the scorching heat of the sun on Wednesday afternoon just to catch a glimpse of their favorite movie actors and actresses in the Parade of Stars of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015.

Check out the photos below (cto Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News):









ABS-CBN Offers a Must-See Comedy this Christmas Weekend on 'Home Sweetie Home' and 'Banana Sundae'

ABS-CBN Offers a Must-See Comedy this Christmas Weekend on 'Home Sweetie Home' and 'Banana Sundae'

This Saturday (December 26) on “Home Sweetie Home,” the family deals with snow in Brgy. Puruntong just in time for Christmas. Is this for real or is this all fantasy? Meanwhile, Romeo (John Lloyd Cruz) tries to play Santa and feels how it is to have a kid on his lap. Could it be that he is starting to feel that he's ready to become a parent?

Find out this weekend as Tatay Manny also surprises Nanay Loi, Julie, Gigi, and Rence with his presence.

Meanwhile, “Banana Sundae” continues letting viewers see other Kapamilya artists’ funny sides as they roll along this Sunday (December 27).

This week’s serving includes a sizzling dance number with Sunshine Garcia, Jessy Mendiola, and Aiko Climaco; Long Mejia and Epy Quizon also guest star in this week’s episode; Banana TV also returns with the cast spoofing “Ang Probinsyano,” “Pangako Sa’Yo,” and “Miss U”; capping it off will be their Face The Question segment.

The “Banana Sundae” cast has been making people laugh during their late night forays, most notably with mainstays Angelica Panganiban’s and Jason Gainza’s segments Krissy TV and Ihaw na. Sunday viewers would definitely have a good laugh while still having their regular serving of well-loved portions like Kantaranta, Baby Luv, and Make Me Rap.

The other mainstays of the show include John Prats, Ryan Bang, Sunshine Garcia, Aiko Climaco, JC De Vera, Pooh, Jobert Austria, Badji Mortiz and Pokwang.

"Home Sweetie Home" airs on Saturdays after "TV Patrol Weekend" and “Banana Sundae” airs on Sundays right after “ASAP20.” Catch the other weekend comedy shows of the Kapamilya network which includes “Goin’ Bulilit,” and "Luv U".

For Taking the Side of Pia Wurtzbach, Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Family Get Death Threats

For Taking the Side of Pia Wurtzbach, Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Family Get Death Threats

After appearing genuinely happy for the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during the controversial, dramatic, scandalous announcement of winners at the recently concluded Miss Universe 2015 pageant on Sunday, December 20, Second runner-up Olivia Jordan from USA and her family reportedly receive death threats.

Jordan can no longer contain her silence that she decided to express on her personal Instagram account her response to online bashers and non-supporters who have been issuing death threats against her family and telling her to kill herself for taking the side of Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and supposedly laughing at Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez immediately after her dethronement.  

Spread so much love that there is no room for hate.πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’• I'm deeply saddened at how many people choose to be negative and hateful on social media. I am used to having people throw shade my way, but now people are threatening my FAMILY who are literally the most kind hearted people on the planet. They have nothing to do with any of this and deserve to be left alone.

For the record- I didn't laugh at anyone in the pageant. I reacted to an uncomfortable and bizarre situation by seeing the positive. If I had been standing next to Miss Colombia I would have grabbed her and cried for her and the injustice that occurred. Instead, I was standing next to the winner and had the bizarre opportunity to tell her that she was the new Miss Universe. I wasn't going to cry as I congratulated Pia. She deserved happiness and celebration for her victory. 

I hugged @gutierrezary immediately after I exited the stage and told her what I truly believe- she has bigger things in store!! 

The Universe has a bigger plan for that beauty! So please just stop threatening my family. And as many times as you tell me, I'm not going to kill myself and the fact that you can even write that to another person makes me very sad for you. And to all the incredible supporters throughout this situation- please simply report the hateful comments, don't give them the satisfaction of responding and getting sucked into their hatred, let's stay positive. #spreadlove #pleasestop #cyberbullying

She also posted a positive, heartwarming message for the non-winners to look at the better things and keep on believing that there are better things in store for them beyond the Miss Universe competition.

Sometimes, it's just not for us. The job, the interview, the man, or, in this case, the crown...sometimes, it's just for someone else. Not because they are better, more qualified, prettier, nicer, superior to us, but because it is their opportunity, not ours.

And that's okay, because our opportunities - our job, our interview, the man of our dreams - are not for them either. They're ours. And they're often right on the other side of rejection."πŸƒπŸ™ŒπŸΌ There can only be one woman that represents the Universe, although there were many that would have been phenomenal in the role (what an inspiring group of women 😍). I have no doubt @piawurtzbach will represent us all with class and grace and be absolutely incredible this year and beyond.πŸ’•

So for all 79 contestants that I'm sure other big things are in store for, I look forward to seeing what our futures will hold.πŸ™πŸΌ #dreambig #missuniverse #2ndrunnerup

In the end, Jordan  thanked the people that continuously support, inspires and express their undying love for her.

In life there will be haters, there will be people that will tear you down for being you; but more often than not, people are kind and the world is full of love. Surround yourself with those that celebrate your successes and stick by you when you are feeling down. There is enough good in the world that can create plenty of volume to make the negative seem like white noise in the distance. I have never had so much "hate" coming my way. But the love I'm receiving is beyond anything I've ever imagined.πŸ’• I've never felt more support in my life. Thank you for the love!! I ❤️ this capture with my amazing sisters of the #usaclassof2015 @hkcung @emma_wo 😘 I'm blessed to have these women in my life!πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #lovethis #MissUSA #2ndrunnerup #MissUniverse #feeling #grateful #roomie #missnebraskausa #misshawaiiusa photo credit: @allieturtle
A photo posted by Olivia Jordan (@theoliviajordan) on

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez to Star in a Porn Movie?

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez to Star in a Porn Movie?

Her beauty and statuesque body might not be enough to earn her a P14 million diamond studded Miss Universe crown, but Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez could still earn triple of what Pia Wurtzbach received as the new Miss Universe titleholder only if she agreed to star in a porn movie produced by Vivid Entertainment.

In a news released by TMZ, Miss Colombia could become the biggest thing in beauty pageants since Vanessa Williams ... if a porn king has his way.

Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch fired off a letter to Ariadna Gutierrez Tuesday offering up $1 million. He made his case with another famous pageant queen, writing, "The only name that most people remember is Vanessa Williams," adding the reason for her rise to fame was nude pics in Penthouse.

Hirsch goes on with his pitch ... "Celebrity sex tapes we have distributed have enhanced the careers of stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Pamela Anderson and many others."

And Hirsch is willing to give Ariadna wide berth, saying, "You will pick your partners, the type of sex you want to have and how many movies you ultimately appear in."

And Hirsch put a cherry on top by saying he would "commission the making of the first Vivid Girl Crown for you and we believe it will be grander than anything Miss Philippines will ever wear."

Watch: First 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Movie Trailer

Watch: First 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Movie Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has just debuted the first announcement trailer for the much-anticipated adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” giving audiences the first glimpse at a never-before-seen part of the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

Watch the trailer below:

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident … were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (“Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved “Harry Potter” books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” written by her character Newt Scamander.

The film reunites a number of people from the “Harry Potter” features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is being filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which was home to the “Harry Potter” films for a decade. Some scenes were also shot on location in Liverpool, England.

Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for a Philippine release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 17, 2016.

Good Read: 11 Incredible Reasons Why Having Friends at Work is Important

Good Read: 11 Incredible Reasons Why Having Friends at Work is Important

1. 70% of employees say friends at work is the most crucial element to a happy working life.


2. 58% of men would refuse a higher paying job if it meant not getting along with co-workers.

3. 25% increase in morale and productivity for simple things like larger lunch tables.

4. 50% of employees with a best friend at work reported that they feel a strong connection with their company.

5. 1/3 adults has met at least one of their closest friends at work.

6. 1.4 times more likely to receive praise in the last seven days.

 7. Benefit from 137% more personal development support.

8. 35% higher commitment to quality.

9. 1.3 times more likely to receive feedback about their progress in the last six months.

10. 27% higher perceived consideration of their opinions at work.

11. 1.2 times more likely to say that they have the opportunity to do what they do best everyday.




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