Monday, February 28, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)


Sarah Geronimo on her decision to break her silence to YES!: "Masyado na kasing masakit para hayaan ko na lang."

Sarah Geronimo on her decision to break her silence to YES!: "Masyado na kasing masakit para hayaan ko na lang."
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Matagal ang naging pananahimik ng Pop Princess na si Sarah Geronimo hinggil sa noon ay haka-haka lang na relasyon nila ng young actor na si Rayver Cruz. Pero binasag ni Sarah ang kanyang katahimikan sa exclusive interview sa kanya ng YES! magazine na lumabas sa March 2011 issue nito.

Dito nalaman ng publiko ang totoong namagitan kina Sarah at Rayver, pati na ang pagkakabaling ng atensiyon ng young actor sa sexy star na si Cristine Reyes. Mababasa rin sa YES! ang panig ng ina ni Sarah na si Mrs. Divine Geronimo tungkol sa naging relasyon ng anak at ni Rayver.

Sa panayam ng The Buzz kay Sarah, sinabi niyang hindi naging madali ang ginawa niyang pag-amin sa YES!.

"Siyempre po, hindi madali. Noong una po talaga, ayoko po talaga. Ayoko pong pag-usapan. Ayoko pong mabulatlat pa kung anuman yung nangyari at pagpiyestahan kami, ayoko na.

"Pero, wala, e, masyado na kasing masakit para hayaan ko na lang. Para hayaan ko na lang ang ibang tao na ganituhin ako, ganituhin ang pamilya ko lalong-lalo na," pahayag niya.

Ang sunud-sunod na pagpapa-interview raw nina Cristine at Rayver ang isa sa nag-udyok kay Sarah para magpa-interview sa YES! tungkol sa naturang isyu.

"E, kasi, nagsasalita na rin sila. Para naman akong tanga kung hindi ako magsasalita, e, meron din naman akong dila. May karapatan din naman ako na ipagtanggol ang sarili ko at pamilya ko," paliwanag ng Pop Princess.

Sa ginawa niyang pag-amin, pagbasag ng kanyang katahimikan, masasabi ba niyang nakahinga na rin siya ngayon?

"Hindi completely... A, ano ba, baka naman umiyak ako diyan!" natawa na lang sabi ni Sarah, na tila nag-iisip ng tamang salitang gagamitin.

Pero sinabi ni Sarah na naging maganda ang epekto sa kanya ng kanyang pagsasalita.

"Sa akin kasi, kung masyado mong kinu-contain sa loob ang emotion mo, wala kang outlet, wala kang mapagsabihan, wala, mas naging ano ko, mas naging relax. Basta, mas okey po ako ngayon na nakakapagsalita na ako. Hindi katulad noon na itatago ko talaga, e," sabi niya.

Sa lahat daw ng pinagdaanan ni Sarah ay natuto naman siya sa mga naging experience niya.

"Ang maganda po doon, natututo tayo sa mga experiences natin. Sa mga pagkakamali natin. At yun nga, ginagawa tayong mas malakas na tao, wiser and stronger.

"So, yun, pasalamat ako sa lahat ng pinagdaanan ko. Sana maintindihan din ng mga tao na kami po ay tao lang din."

Nakapag-move on na nga ba siya sa mga nangyari sa kanila ni Rayver?

"Matagal na naman po," ang mabilis niyang sagot.

"Hindi ko lang talaga akalain na aabot sa ganito. Matagal na po akong okay."

MOVING ON. Sa nakaraang Valentine's concert ni Sarah with Martin Nievera sa Araneta Coliseum, sinabi niya na, "Hindi lahat ng gusto natin ay ibinibigay ng Diyos. Dahil ang totoo, meron siyang napakagandang plano para sa bawat isa sa atin.

"Gusto kong sabihin sa lahat ng mga anak, mga anak na babae, especially, just like our parents, God only wants the best for us as His children.

"And at the end of the day, we have to let go and move on. Dahil kapag nakapag-move on ka na, only then when true love will find its way to your heart."

Sa naging pahayag ni Sarah, ang naiisip ng marami ay ang naging karanasan nito kay Rayver ang kanyang tinutukoy.

FIRST MOVIE WITH GERALD. Napag-usapan din ang pakikipagtrabaho ni Sarah kay Gerald Anderson, na leading man niya sa next movie project niya sa Star Cinema at Viva Films.

"Nabawasan na po ang ilangan," sabi ng young singer-actress. "Kumbaga, nahahampas ko na siya. Nagagano'n ko na siya. Okay na kami. Mas kumportable na po kami sa isa't isa.

"Actually, nagulat nga po ako sa sarili ko na nabibiro ko siya. Hindi katulad noon na hindi ako nakakapagsalita. Hindi katulad noon na kinu-contain ko kung ano ang nararamdaman ko—yung tension, yung kilig. Ngayon, nasasabi ko na at mas masarap pala sa pakiramdam."

Aminado naman si Sarah na may pressure at kaba siyang nararamdaman sa first movie team-up nila ni Gerald.

Aniya, "Nandoon ang pressure ko. Nandoon ang kaba kung matatanggap ba kami ng mga tao. Yung tandem namin.

"Pero 'eto, noong ginagawa na namin ang pelikula, noong nakilala ko na ang character ko as si Roan at si Eric, yung character ni Gerald, mas gumaan na po ang pakiramdam ko, positive na lang kami."

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)


Sheena Halili tries newscasting with a twist in May Tamang Balita

Sheena Halili tries newscasting with a twist in May Tamang Balita
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

Tila hindi nawawalan ng trabaho si Sheena Halili sa telebisyon.

Katatapos lang umere ng Bantatay last Friday, pero heto at nabigyan si Sheena ng bagong show.

Parte siya ng news satire program na May Tamang Balita na magsisimulang i-ere sa GMA News TV11 sa darating na Friday, March 4.

Makakasama niya dito sila Ramon Bautista, Maey Bautista at Janna Dominguez.

Ayon sa aktres, masaya naman siya sa bago niyang project.

"Kailangan makontento sa ibinigay sa akin," pahayag ni Sheena nang makapanayam siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Tuesday, February 22, sa isang Italian restaurant sa Quezon City.

"Kahit papaano naman e, may sumusunod na magandang character or role. Hindi ko lang na-imagine na magiging ganito [ang role ko]," aniya.

Naghahanda na raw si Sheena para sa panibagong role na ibinigay sa kanya.

"Kailangan ko pag-aralan ang mga kilos ng mga news anchors. Iba na sila ngayon. Dati kasi nuong bata ako, ume-emote-emote na ako na parang nagbabalita," aniya.

Balak rin niyang lagyan ng unique "flavor" ang kanyang pagiging mock news anchor.

"Ako kasi makulit. Mahilig ako gumamit ng facial expressions. Kapag humihirit ako, makikita sa mukha ko kaya nakakatawa daw ako. Pero gusto din nila ng medyo mahinhin.

"Makikita n'yo na talaga kung ano ang magiging resulta kapag nakapag-taping na ako," ani Sheena.

Sa March 2 ang unang taping day nila, dagdag pa niya.

Isa din sa pinaghahandaan niya ang maging updated sa mga balita.

"Nanonood na ako ng Saksi at 24 Oras. Pinapanood ko ang iba't ibang news anchors like si Vicky Morales."

She's hoping that viewers will like her as a fake news anchor.

"Ayoko na lang magsabi ng mangyayari. Maganda na abangan nila yung gagawin ng bawat isa sa amin dito sa bagong programang ito," pagtatapos niya.

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)


Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)



Two Filipinos make it to the Top 24 of American Idol

Two Filipinos make it to the Top 24 of American Idol
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

Tiyak na aabangan na naman ng maraming Pinoy ang 10th season ng hit U.S. reality show na American Idol dahil dalawang kababayan natin ang nakapasok sa Top 24.

Naibalita na sa PEP Alerts kahapon, February 24, na pumasok si Clint Jun Gamboa sa Top 24, kasama ng apat na iba pang in-announce sa episode ng American Idol kahapon din.

Sa episode na ipalalabas ngayon, February 25, ipapakita naman ang pagkakasama ng 15-year-old na si Thia Megia sa Top 24. Si Thia ang huling female contestant na nakapasok sa Top 24.

Sa sususnod na linggo ay maglalaban-laban ang Top 12 male contestants at Top 12 female contestants para sa boto ng viewers hanggang sa tig-aanim na lang ang matitira. Ang mga natirang contestants ang bubuo sa Top 12.

Bukod kay Clint, ang iba pang male contestants na nakapasok sa Top 24 ay sina Brett Lowenstern, Jovany Barreto, Jacob Lusk, Paul McDonald, Robbie Rosen, Stefano Langone, Jordan Dorsey, Tim Halprin, James Durbin, Casey Abrams, at Scotty McCreery.

Ang iba namang female contestants na nakapasok sa Top 24, bukod kay Thia, ay sina Naima Adedap, Julie Zorilla, Karen Rodriguez, Lauren Turner, Kendra Chantelle, Ashton Jones, Rachel Zevita, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina Suddeth, Pia Toscano, at Ta-Tynisa Wilson.

Ang huling nakapasok sa Top 12 ng American Idol ay si Ramiele Malubay noong Season 7, kung saan nanalo si David Cook. Nakaabot hanggang Top 9 si Ramiele.

Si Jasmine Trias naman ang may pinakamataas na naabot sa American Idol nang pumangatlo siya noong Season 3, kung saan nanalo si Fantasia Barrino.

Sa Season 3 din nakasama ang isa pang Pinoy na si Camille Velasco, na nakaabot hanggang Top 9.

American Idol is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, samantalang sina Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, at Jennifer Lopez naman ang mga judge this season.

Ang American Idol ay napapanood sa Pilipinas via Q Channel 11 at sa cable channel na Star World tuwing Huwebes at Biyernes.

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Repost From ANN (Asian News Network)


Alicia Mayer tells the naked truth

Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - "Meat belongs in the morgue, not on your plate," says Filipino actress-model Alicia Mayer, who didn't pull any punches when she agreed to shoot this new pro-vegetarian ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) Asia.

The picture, shot by celebrity photographer Raymund Isaac for Portfolio Studio, takes a direct aim at the meat industry.

"I'm challenging Filipinos to really think about what 'meat' is," says Mayer. "Eating flesh means eating the corpse of a tortured animal who did not want to die. I'm encouraging kind consumers to give vegetarianism a try."

Mayer joins a host of international stars--including Pamela Anderson, Natalie Portman and Sir Paul McCartney--who have kicked the meat habit.

A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

"The evidence is clear," says Jason Baker, Peta Asia's vice president for international operations. "The best thing that people can do for animals, the planet, and themselves is to go vegetarian."

Reposted From ANN (Asian News Network)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Repost From Glenda Villena For Yahoo! Southeast Asia



After Lady Gaga invite, Maria fulfills another dream

By Glenda Villena, For Yahoo! Southeast Asia Thursday February 24, 2011 12:29 am PST

It’s one dream after another fulfilled for 10-year-old Filipino-Canadian Maria Aragon.

After getting a personal invitation from Lady Gaga to sing “Born This Way” with her in an upcoming Toronto concert, Maria has again achieved another milestone.

The young singer has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, February 22. Ellen first interviewed a relaxed but bubbly Maria who admitted being nervous about performing with Lady Gaga in the Toronto concert in March.

"She's [Lady Gaga] really up there and I'm only beginning," she told Ellen.

Maria also shared that she still could not believe that Lady Gaga actually liked her version of “Born This Way.” A video of her singing the Lady Gaga song uploaded to YouTube moved the pop star to tears. Days after Lady Gaga viewed Maria’s performance, both were conversing in a radio show aired from Winnipeg with the famous artist praising Maria, saying she reminded her why she was writing songs.

"Well it's not every day that you get to talk to a superstar you get feedback saying that you did great on a cover that's her song," Maria recounted.

Why the song “Born this Way?”

"It’s because of the meaning of the song. It's about just being yourself. God made you who you are and you're no different than anybody else."

Maria then performed “Born This Way” on the widely followed talk show to a standing ovation.

Ellen did not hide her admiration for Maria, who both sang and played keyboards during the live telecast.

"You did it! You sounded great! You sounded so good! How great is she? Ten years old!," Ellen said.

Maria’s “Born this Way' video has now garnered more than 12.6 million views on YouTube.

Here's a video of Maria's interview on "Ellen":


AP Photo

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Glenda Villena is a showbiz writer and proud mommy blogger who enjoys sharing precious moments with daughter Magi.


Reposted From Glenda Villena For Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Repost From Glenda Villena For Yahoo! Southeast Asia



Mo Twister: Ogie Diaz a ‘cancer to this industry’

By Glenda Villena, For Yahoo! Southeast Asia Tuesday February 22, 2011 10:29 pm PST

The heated word war between Mo Twister and Ogie Diaz is getting worse by the minute.

On the TV5 showbiz talk show “Juicy” on Tuesday, February 22, Mo described Ogie as a "cancer" and revealed that the TV host-columnist had threatened his life.

"Ogie is really a cancer to this industry. Yung mga types na hypoocrite, nagiging violent minsan kapag may konting disagreements kami,” Mo said. “Lumapit siya sa akin 'Uy may kilala ako na matatapang, may mangyayari sa inyo na masama.'”

Mo then aired a message to the "E-live" co-host: “Ogie, you've been in this business longer than me…I'm sure you're matured enough to know kung anong dapat gawin kung lalapit ka sa isang tao… Kung gusto mong tumakbo in government sa next elections, mag-aral ka munang [maging] mabuting tao, at kung ano ba yung tamang gawin di ba?"”

The DJ-TV host also recounted what he told Ogie after the latter's threat: “’Ikaw na lang gumawa dahil andito naman tayo sa isang event gaganyan ka sa akin para kang bata, para kang bobo.'

The feud started with Ogie's blind item about a segment host who allegedly got axed by a TV host. People immediately identified Mo as the segment host and the TV host as Willie Revillame. Mo had recently left the early evening variety show "Willing Willie."

In other tweets and blog posts, Ogie further wrote tirades against the DJ, even questioning Mo's friendship with his "Juicy" co-host and erstwhile fiercest enemy Cristy Fermin.

On the same “Juicy” episode, Mo and Cristy also responded to Ogie's claims and clarified why Mo had to leave the primetime variety show “Willing Willie.”

"Ang pansamantalang pagliban ni Mo sa 'Willing Willie' nagdaan po sa akin yun dahil ako po ang nagrekomenda sa kanya kay Willie. [Mo] 'Nay pakisabi kay Willie I cannot do it [Willing Willie] daily. Nahihiya ako dahil may mga pagkakataon na hindi ko nakukumpleto ang isang linggo.' So ako [Cristy] ang nagsabi kay Willie, 'Anak, si Mo, liliban muna.' [Willie] 'Ha? Ilang araw?' [Cristy] Ayaw muna yata niya pansamantala. [Willie] 'Ha? Sabihin mo baka pwede three times a week or every Saturday nandun siya.' Hindi po siya ang tinanggal ng 'Willing Willie,' siya po ang nag beg off doon sa offer na three times a week dahil hindi niya kaya," Cristy claimed.

Mo added: "Napapansin naman ng mga tao paos yung boses ko dito sa 'Juicy' pati sa radio show ko, minsan nga sa 'Willing Willie' din, pero yun nga for health reasons [kaya ako umalis sa Willing Willie]. Ang daming nagtweetweet sa 'kin 'Si Ogie Diaz daw may blind item tungkol sa' yo,' so binasa ko, hindi ko naman sinasabi na ako talaga mismo ang kinukwento ni Ogie. So parang sige laro na lang tayo ng blind item game. Ako rin, di ba sinasabi ko minsan sa inyo dito sa ‘Juicy’ kapag may ginawa kayong konting baho, binubulsa ko lang yan di ba? Parang my memory serves me right. So I did a blind item also, at feeling ni Ogie siya yun, feeling din ng mga tao siya yun hindi ko naman sinasabing siya yun o hindi, tapos yun nga umpisa na ng twitter war namin ni Ogie."

Mo also vehemently denied Ogie's claims that he was taking drugs.

"Kahapon nag blog din siya tungkol sa akin. Ang weird lang kasi hindi ko magets si Ogie, sinasabi niya'Wag daw magkwento kung hindi totoo, pero yung sa blog niya kahapon nagdrudrugs daw ako nagsleesleeping pills daw ako. Ako? Nagdrudrugs?," Mo said.

Cristy also explained why she and Mo reconciled after their own bitter word war in the past.

"Tama naman yung punto ni Ogie na dati magkaaway kami [ni Mo]. Kung meron mang pinakamatinding kaaway sa showbiz sa giyera ng salitaan, siguro walang tatalo sa amin ni Mo Twister. Lahat ng kapintasan ng bawat isa ay pinukol namin sa isa't isa. Pero yung punto ni Ogie na bakit kami magkaibigan ngayon. Ogie sarili mong gyera yan. Nung nakipag giyera ako kay Mo Twister hindi ako humingi ng kahit anong bala sa 'yo. Iba ang giyera mo, iba ang giyera ko. At kung magkaibigan man kami ngayon at magkasama at sabi mo nga ay nagkakasundo pa kami sa iisang opinyon, disposisyon ko yun, disposisyon ni Mo, walang nagtuturo sa akin at laging ako'y sa totoo lang. At saka Ogie nagbabasa din ako ng '48 Laws of Power' ni Robert Green, hindi mo na ako mapapasaok diyan sa gimik mo, kasi nakalagay dun sa libro, 'Create an Enemy for your Enemy,' I'm sorry, hindi ka magtatagumpay," said Cristy.

Mo on the other hand also gave a message to his newest “enemy.”

"In fairness naman sa relationship namin ni Cristy, not always naman nag aagree kami dito di ba? At nagiging very motherly din si Tita Cristy sa akin off air. It's not friendship lang dahil nag aagree kami sa lahat ng opinion. We are a family here. We've been friends now and there's nothing wrong with that. For someone who wants to be in government, you have to learn this—that people can be friends again. You and I can be friends again one day. Kung ganyan talaga ugali mo na 'Ay, enemy now, enemy forever' how can you prosper in your city na gusto mo tumakbo sa Quezon City? That's why you lost because people can see that in you. That you're a bad person."

Photo by Jerome Ascano, NPPA Images

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Glenda Villena is a showbiz writer and proud mommy blogger who enjoys sharing precious moments with daughter Magi.



Reposted From Glenda Villena For Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)



Charice is open to collaborating with Justin Bieber

Charice is open to collaborating with Justin Bieber
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

International singing sensation Charice graced the Warner Music Party that took place after the 53rd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles last February 13.

The Filipina singer was wearing a white top, topped with a black vest, a black tie and a black fedora hat as she entertained questions from a Hollywood entertainment website [Hollyscoop.com].

Charice expressed her excitement by saying, "I was just so amazed by Lady Gaga. I just want to congratulate David Foster for getting another award. I'm really glad to be here...gonna have fun," she said with a smile.

What did she think of Lady Gaga's flamboyant entrance wherein she arrived in a gigantic egg carried by four men? During the actual show, the pop singer "hatched" from the egg as she performed "Born This Way."

Charice exclaimed, "Geez! I think it's hot. She's always been hot. I think she's amazing and I love her."

The reporter then asked: would Charice ever do a collaboration with Justin Bieber?

"Why not? He's an amazing artist, not only a singer. He deserves everything happening to him, so yeah, why not?"

Charice met Justin when they were both featured on Oprah's "World's Most Talented Kids" episode aired in May 2010.

She also created an impromptu video of her singing Justin Bieber's hit song "Baby." She sent the video to Hollywood celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who uploaded it online where it quickly became viral. (CLICK HERE to watch the video.)

Justin is expected to arrive in the Philippines this year for a concert.

What is Charice working on right now?

"I'm working on my next single and I'll be shooting Glee again. I can't wait to work with them again. [There are] more projects but I can't say right now," she said.

Charice is currently in Japan for her solo concert tour. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)




Kris Bernal on onscreen kissing: "Aljur Abrenica has the softest lips."

Kris Bernal on onscreen kissing: "Aljur Abrenica has the softest lips."
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

Live na nag-guest kahapon (February 19) sa Startalk TX ang Koreana star na si Kris Bernal upang magbigay ng ilang mga rebelasyon tungkol sa mga lalaking nali-link sa kanya sa pamamagitan ng isang game.

May mga litratong ibinigay ang Startalk TX host na si Joey de Leon kay Kris, at bawat isa ay sasabihin o ire-reveal ni Kris kung anong klaseng relasyon ang namagitan sa kanila o kung ano ang masasabi niya sa bawat lalaking nasa larawan.

Ang unang larawang binuklat ni Kris ay ang isa sa mga Koreana leading men niyang si Rocco Nacino.

"Kay Rocco? Makulit at tsaka mahilig siyang mang-surprise."

Nang tinanong ni Joey si Kris kung nililigawan siya ni Rocco, ang sagot ni Kris ay...

"Hindi! Hindi po."

Ang sumunod namang larawan ay si Steven Silva na isa pa ring leading man ni Kris sa afternoon soap niyang Koreana.

"Si Steven ano siya, quiet. Lagi siyang tahimik, kakausapin ka lang niya kapag sinimulan mo yung conversation, yun lang. Tsaka mabait, sobrang bait."

Ang lalaki namang nasa sumunod na larawang binuklat ni Kris ay ang nali-link sa kanya kamakailan na si Jolo Revilla.

Dahil dito, deretsong sinabi naman ng Startalk TX host na si Manay Lolit Solis kay Kris na "Nanliligaw siya sa iyo, huwag kang magkaila!"

To which Kris reacted...

"Hindi, hindi naman po. Hindi, hindi talaga."

Tinanong rin ang aktres kung totoo ang intrigang siya ba mismo ang nagkakalat ng balitang nililigawan siya ni Jolo.

"Hindi, naku, hindi po! Kasi po, noong una nga po, nababasa ko lang siya sa mga tabloids pero wala po akong idea talaga.

"Tapos hanggang sinabi po sa akin ganyan, tapos tinext niya po ako. Pero sandali lang po yun, ngayon po hindi na, wala na po.

"Hindi siya nanligaw," aniya.

Sinabi naman ni Manay Lolit na may crush talaga si Jolo kay Kris.

"Pero hindi ko po kinakalat [na nanliligaw siya]. Naku pasensiya na po," sagot ni Kris.

Ang lalaki sa huling larawang binuksan ni Kris ay, of course, walang iba kundi ang una niyang ka-loveteam na si Aljur Abrenica.

Tinanong ni Manay Lolit si Kris kung nanligaw ba talaga sa kanya noon si Aljur, at tumatawang sumagot si Kris ng "Ito ang hindi ako sure!"

Napag-usapan rin ang pagpasok ni Kris sa Machete na pinagbibidahan ni Aljur.

"Opo, makakasali na po ako sa Machete, bale magmi-meet na kami ni Machete. Iyon ang dapat nilang abangan."

Then the game became even more interesting. Joey said he would describe a character trait and Kris would choose a picture of the actor who best embodies this quality.

Sa punto ng pagiging isang gentleman, ang pinili ni Kris ay si Steven.

"Siya talaga!"

Ang pinakamakulit naman raw para kay Kris ay si Rocco.

"Si Rocco saksakan ng kulit! Walang ginawa sa set kundi mangulit lang nang mangulit. Mahilig siyang mangiliti."

Pinakaseksi naman para kay Kris si...

"Si Machete siyempre ang pinakaseksi," ang sagot ni Kris habang hawak ang larawan ni Aljur.

Si Aljur rin ang choice ni Kris na may pinakamalambot na mga labi o ang pinakamasarap na naka-kissing scene niya, among her three leading men.

Si Jolo, since nasa ABS-CBN ito ay hindi pa nakakatrabaho ni Kris sa anumang proyekto.

After the game, nag-imbita naman si Kris sa publiko upang panoorin ang huling linggo ng Koreana na matatapos na sa darating na Biyernes, kasabay ang pagpapasalamat sa mga taong sumuporta sa show na pinagbibidahan niya sa Kapuso network.

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)


FIRST READ ON PEP: Taylor Swift charms Pinoy crowd; thanks Sam Concepcion for "awesome" performance

FIRST READ ON PEP: Taylor Swift charms Pinoy crowd; thanks Sam Concepcion for "awesome" performance
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

America's teen sweetheart Taylor Swift finished her one and a half hour performance at the Big Dome last night, February 19, with much success!

She received a warm welcome from thousands and thousands of Pinoys—mostly 5 to 15 years old—who began bookmarking February 19 in their calendar as early as December 2010.

SAM SHINES. At exactly 8:00 p.m., Sam Concepcion—who was handpicked by Taylor to do the front act—owned the stage with his rendition of Chris Brown's "Yeah 3X," Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting," Katy Perry's "Firework," and his song "Even If."

Judging from his performance, which was spiced up by well-choreographed dance moves, the 18-year-old singer had prepared well indeed.

Another unforgetabble moment for Sam was meeting Taylor at the backstage.

His manager Carlo Orosa related, "Very tight ang security. Pagkatapos nung meet and greet ng mga organizers, yung charities, at mga taga-Araneta, muntik nang hindi makalapit si Sam. Buti na lang, mabait yung manager."

Next thing Sam knew, he was face to face with the the dad of the 21-year-old country pop singer, Mr. Scott K. Swift.

The two had a brief chat, where Sam related that his career started in theater, and that he is now the country's Peter Pan.

Mr. Swift's face lit up and said his daughter trained in theater as well.

After a few minutes, Sam finally met the star of the show whose greeting was, "You're awesome! They love you out there. Thanks for tweeting." Apparently, Taylor had read the posts of Sam about her concert.

Oroso witnessed such backstage scene, and described Taylor as "very lovable."

He added, "Nakita ko yung closet, puno ng gitara. Ang dami!"

TAYLOR RULES. Forty-five minutes after Sam's set, Taylor emerged on stage. Her intro spiel, "Magandang gabi po. Kumusta kayo?"

Her warmth and friendliness turned the concert into a screamfest, especially when she rendered the hits that most Pinoys know—"Love Story" and "You Belong With Me"—and said, "Mahal ko kayo."

Aside from singing, she also got to display her guitar-playing skills that Taylor discovered when she was 10.

It was around 10:45 p.m. when the huge throng of people was seen leaving the venue. With a satisfied smile on the faces, most of them exclaimed, "Sulit!"

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)



Mo Twister reacts to Ogie Diaz's blind item about a "segment host" who was kicked out by a "TV host" from their show

Mo Twister reacts to Ogie Diaz's blind item about a "segment host" who was kicked out by a "TV host" from their show
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

May mainit na sagutan na nagaganap ngayon sa Twitter sa pagitan ng radio and TV host na si Mo Twister at ng TV/radio host-talent manager na si Ogie Diaz.

Apparently, nagsimula ang lahat sa isinulat na blind item ni Ogie sa kanyang blog (ogiediaz.blogspot) kahapon, February 16, na may titulong "Ako, tsimoso?"

Ang blind item ay tungkol sa isang segment host na tinanggal diumano ng TV host sa kanilang programa dahil naasar ang huli sa sinabi ng una na "masarap siyang kaibigan, pero mahirap katrabaho."

Narito ang kabuuan ng blind item ni Ogie sa kanyang blog:

"Sino ang nagsabi nito: "Masarap kaibigan si ...(TV host), pero ang hirap niyang katrabaho!"

"Nakarating ito sa kontrobersyal na tv host, kaya ang naging desisyon nito: pagpahingahin ang segment host.

"Kaya ang alibi nito ngayon eh nagiging masasakitin siya lately, kaya magpapahinga muna siya sa show.

"Pero ang totoo, according to my source, na-offend at naasar sa segment host ang main tv host, kaya tsugi siya sa show nito.

"Kung mapapansin n'yo, ang sabi ko, source. Hindi ko sinabing 'reliable source,' dahil malay ko naman kung hindi ganito eksakto ang kuwento, mahirap na, di ba?

"O, at least, me benefit of the doubt ako. Hindi ko agad-agad pinapaniwalaan ang nakakarating sa akin, dahil una, wala ako doon.

"Pangalawa, malay ko ba kung iba ang dahilan, hindi pala itong nakarating na kuwento sa akin, di ba? Kasi, ang alam ko talaga, nagiging sickly ang segment host sa dami ng raket.

"Pero taklesa rin kasi siya, eh. Akala niya siguro, hindi makakarating 'yon ke kuya.

"Okay. Sana naman, okay ang naging paghihiwalay nila. At kung ito man ay totoo, sana ay may natutunan si segment host kung siya man ay nakapagdayalog nito.

"Mahulaan n'yo kaya ito?

"O, KAYO NAMAN. Baka meron kayong na-encounter na artista na may masamang inugali o pangit ang naging experience n'yo sa kanya.

"'Wag madamot. Kung juicy naman 'yan, i-share mo na!"

TWITTER WAR. Bagamat walang gaanong clues na ibinigay ni Ogie sa kanyang blind item, naniniwala ang marami na ang tinutukoy niya ay si Mo Twister.

Nabalita rito sa PEP kamakailan ang pagpapaalam pansamantala ni Mo sa TV5 variety program na Willing Willie dahil sa madalas niyang pagkakasakit. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)

Simula noong Lunes ay hindi na napapanood si Mo sa programa ni Willie Revillame.

Kaninang hapon, February 17, ay tinawagan ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Mo sa telepono upang kunin ang reaksiyon sa blind item ni Ogie.

Aniya, since it's a blind item, hindi dapat siya mag-assume na siya ang tinutukoy ni Ogie.

Kung siya man daw ang subject ng blind item, ani Mo, "I'll just say that there's a lot of blind items that are false, made up. Obviously with Ogie, it's made up—that is kung ako nga yung tinutukoy.

"The reason why I said it's made up, kung ako kasi yun, madali namang ma-prove. Puwedeng itanong sa lahat ng staff, they would know what happened. They would know kung ano ang totoo at masasabi nila if it's true or not."

Pero pagkatapos ng interview namin sa kanya ay naglabas din si Mo ng sarili niyang "blind item" sa kanyang Twitter account.

Narito ang kabuuan ng "blind item" ni Mo:

"Oh! Let's play the blind item game then! Sino 'tong showbiz personality/annoying reporter na tumakbong city councilor ng isang malaking city dito sa metro manila nung nakaraang elections. at isang araw, nakita ni reporter ang isang engliserong radio/tv host sa publiko, humingi siya ng tulong kay radio/tv host na kausapin ang isang senador na kaibigan ni radio/tv host para makakuha ng pera na halagang P500k pesos! pero diumano, binulong kay radio/tv host na wala naman siyang intensyon gamitin yung pera para sa campaign o para sa district niya. sa totoo daw, kailangan yung pera para sa downpayment ng isang bagong Honda Jazz for personal use ng reporter. Na-shock si radio/tv host at siyempre hindi na niya linapitan yung senador dahil sa masamang intensyon ng showbiz parasite na 'to. OH GEE, what a revelation!"

Marami ngayon ang nagtatanong kung si Ogie Diaz ba ang tinutukoy ni Mo sa blind item niyang ito. Base sa clues na ibinigay niya, tila ang Entertainment Live host nga ang pinatutungkulan ng Paparazzi host.

Tila nakumpirma na ang isa't isa nga ang tinutukoy nila sa kanilang blind items nang nagpasaring sina Ogie at Mo sa kanilang Twitter accounts.

Narito ang ilang entries nila:

Ogie: "Sa pagba-blind item, pag di ka sure, me benefit of the doubt. Pero pag gusto mong sirain yung tao, magpaka-'scientist' ka."

Mo: "The score so far is Gumatay:1, Asshole:0" (Ang tunay na pangalan ni Mo ay Mohan Gumatay)

Ogie: "kaya ko ring mag-imbento ng blind item para sirain ang isang tao, pero hindi ko kaya ang ginagawa ng iba, kaya pasensiya na po."

Mo: "I love how certain people now give "rules" to classless things, thinking their way advances society somehow. The commandments of idiots."

Ogie: "salamat sa mga naniniwala. sa naaapektuhan naman, naiintindihan ko ang pinanggagalingan mo. ang importante, alam mo ang totoo. Mowah!"

Mo: "Wow, only losers RT their own tweet."

Ogie: wag maapektuhan kung hindi totoo. harapin ang isyu kung hindi totoo. ndi kinaya, ayun, para makaganti, nag-imbento. Mowah!!"

LEAVE OR RESIGN. Sa interview ng PEP kay Mo ay nilinaw niyang hindi siya nag-resign o tinanggal sa Willing Willie. Magpapahinga lang daw siya.

Aniya, "As you know, I have four shows a day. I have a morning show on the radio [Magic 89.9 DWTM-FM], Juicy and Willing Willie, parehong daily, at yung radio show ko sa gabi, at kapag Sunday, yung Paparazzi naman.

"And I'm a DJ, kailangan ko talaga yung boses ko. Hindi naman ako matinee idol na puwedeng tatayo-tayo lang.

"Hindi naman yung sakit talaga, but yun nga, yung boses ko minsan nawawala. So, my doctor advised me that I have to take a break."

Sabi pa ng radio-TV host, hindi naman daw siya puwedeng mag-break sa radio shows niya kunsaan sampung taon daw ang kontrata niya rito. Ang Juicy naman ay hindi naman nila tine-tape every day at ang Paparazzi ay tuwing Linggo lang. Kaya sa Willing Willie lang na daily show niya naisipang magpaalam.

Dapat sana ay magre-resign siya, pero hindi raw siya pinayagan ni Willie.

"I don't know actually if I'll gonna resign. But when I told that to Kuya Willie, siya yung nagsabi na, 'Huwag ka nang mag-resign, mag-break ka na lang. Mag-leave.'

"Ang bait talaga ni Kuya Willie. Sinasabi niya nga sa show, we're family. So, kung kailan ko raw gustong bumalik, bumalik ako.

Sabi pa ni Mo, si Willie rin daw ang may gusto na kung hahanap ng pansamantalang kapalit niya as segment host, siya na rin ang mag-recommend ng gusto niyang pumalit sa kanya.

"Gusto niya, ako ang mag-name ng replacement. Kasi nga raw, segment ko yun. So, ako yung magsabi kung sino ang gusto ko. You see, ibang klase, he's really mabait.

"It's not that I am big, big star sa show. Kung mawala ako, okay lang. It's not like kung si Willie Revillame ang mawawala sa show, wala na. Pero he made you feel na importante ka, even if it's Willie's show.

"So, I said, I'll take a break. At sinabi rin naman ni Willie kahit noong umpisa pa lang, 'Forever ka rito. Hangga't may show, nandito ka.'"

Marami na raw ang nagtatanong sa kanya kung kailan siya babalik sa Willing Willie simula nang mag-leave siya sa show last Monday.

"It's only this week, Monday, so four days pa lang. I really don't know kung kailan ako babalik. Maybe after two weeks, month... hindi ko pa talaga masabi.

"But you know, it's really nice to be part of the great team. Now I know kung bakit noong nawala si Willie sa ABS-CBN, ang daming umiiyak na staff.

"Kahit maliit na artista ako, he made me feel that I'm a big part of the program."

Sa ngayon, ayon kay Mo, si Sugar Mercado ang nakikita niyang puwedeng pumalit sa kanya.

"It's a running joke on the show. Kung may matatanggal, si Sugar ang kapalit. And she's very funny," sabi niya.

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

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Mo Twister reacts to Ogie Diaz's blind item about a "segment host" who was kicked out by a "TV host" from their show

Mo Twister reacts to Ogie Diaz's blind item about a "segment host" who was kicked out by a "TV host" from their show
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

May mainit na sagutan na nagaganap ngayon sa Twitter sa pagitan ng radio and TV host na si Mo Twister at ng TV/radio host-talent manager na si Ogie Diaz.

Apparently, nagsimula ang lahat sa isinulat na blind item ni Ogie sa kanyang blog (ogiediaz.blogspot) kahapon, February 16, na may titulong "Ako, tsimoso?"

Ang blind item ay tungkol sa isang segment host na tinanggal diumano ng TV host sa kanilang programa dahil naasar ang huli sa sinabi ng una na "masarap siyang kaibigan, pero mahirap katrabaho."

Narito ang kabuuan ng blind item ni Ogie sa kanyang blog:

"Sino ang nagsabi nito: "Masarap kaibigan si ...(TV host), pero ang hirap niyang katrabaho!"

"Nakarating ito sa kontrobersyal na tv host, kaya ang naging desisyon nito: pagpahingahin ang segment host.

"Kaya ang alibi nito ngayon eh nagiging masasakitin siya lately, kaya magpapahinga muna siya sa show.

"Pero ang totoo, according to my source, na-offend at naasar sa segment host ang main tv host, kaya tsugi siya sa show nito.

"Kung mapapansin n'yo, ang sabi ko, source. Hindi ko sinabing 'reliable source,' dahil malay ko naman kung hindi ganito eksakto ang kuwento, mahirap na, di ba?

"O, at least, me benefit of the doubt ako. Hindi ko agad-agad pinapaniwalaan ang nakakarating sa akin, dahil una, wala ako doon.

"Pangalawa, malay ko ba kung iba ang dahilan, hindi pala itong nakarating na kuwento sa akin, di ba? Kasi, ang alam ko talaga, nagiging sickly ang segment host sa dami ng raket.

"Pero taklesa rin kasi siya, eh. Akala niya siguro, hindi makakarating 'yon ke kuya.

"Okay. Sana naman, okay ang naging paghihiwalay nila. At kung ito man ay totoo, sana ay may natutunan si segment host kung siya man ay nakapagdayalog nito.

"Mahulaan n'yo kaya ito?

"O, KAYO NAMAN. Baka meron kayong na-encounter na artista na may masamang inugali o pangit ang naging experience n'yo sa kanya.

"'Wag madamot. Kung juicy naman 'yan, i-share mo na!"

TWITTER WAR. Bagamat walang gaanong clues na ibinigay ni Ogie sa kanyang blind item, naniniwala ang marami na ang tinutukoy niya ay si Mo Twister.

Nabalita rito sa PEP kamakailan ang pagpapaalam pansamantala ni Mo sa TV5 variety program na Willing Willie dahil sa madalas niyang pagkakasakit. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)

Simula noong Lunes ay hindi na napapanood si Mo sa programa ni Willie Revillame.

Kaninang hapon, February 17, ay tinawagan ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Mo sa telepono upang kunin ang reaksiyon sa blind item ni Ogie.

Aniya, since it's a blind item, hindi dapat siya mag-assume na siya ang tinutukoy ni Ogie.

Kung siya man daw ang subject ng blind item, ani Mo, "I'll just say that there's a lot of blind items that are false, made up. Obviously with Ogie, it's made up—that is kung ako nga yung tinutukoy.

"The reason why I said it's made up, kung ako kasi yun, madali namang ma-prove. Puwedeng itanong sa lahat ng staff, they would know what happened. They would know kung ano ang totoo at masasabi nila if it's true or not."

Pero pagkatapos ng interview namin sa kanya ay naglabas din si Mo ng sarili niyang "blind item" sa kanyang Twitter account.

Narito ang kabuuan ng "blind item" ni Mo:

"Oh! Let's play the blind item game then! Sino 'tong showbiz personality/annoying reporter na tumakbong city councilor ng isang malaking city dito sa metro manila nung nakaraang elections. at isang araw, nakita ni reporter ang isang engliserong radio/tv host sa publiko, humingi siya ng tulong kay radio/tv host na kausapin ang isang senador na kaibigan ni radio/tv host para makakuha ng pera na halagang P500k pesos! pero diumano, binulong kay radio/tv host na wala naman siyang intensyon gamitin yung pera para sa campaign o para sa district niya. sa totoo daw, kailangan yung pera para sa downpayment ng isang bagong Honda Jazz for personal use ng reporter. Na-shock si radio/tv host at siyempre hindi na niya linapitan yung senador dahil sa masamang intensyon ng showbiz parasite na 'to. OH GEE, what a revelation!"

Marami ngayon ang nagtatanong kung si Ogie Diaz ba ang tinutukoy ni Mo sa blind item niyang ito. Base sa clues na ibinigay niya, tila ang Entertainment Live host nga ang pinatutungkulan ng Paparazzi host.

Tila nakumpirma na ang isa't isa nga ang tinutukoy nila sa kanilang blind items nang nagpasaring sina Ogie at Mo sa kanilang Twitter accounts.

Narito ang ilang entries nila:

Ogie: "Sa pagba-blind item, pag di ka sure, me benefit of the doubt. Pero pag gusto mong sirain yung tao, magpaka-'scientist' ka."

Mo: "The score so far is Gumatay:1, Asshole:0" (Ang tunay na pangalan ni Mo ay Mohan Gumatay)

Ogie: "kaya ko ring mag-imbento ng blind item para sirain ang isang tao, pero hindi ko kaya ang ginagawa ng iba, kaya pasensiya na po."

Mo: "I love how certain people now give "rules" to classless things, thinking their way advances society somehow. The commandments of idiots."

Ogie: "salamat sa mga naniniwala. sa naaapektuhan naman, naiintindihan ko ang pinanggagalingan mo. ang importante, alam mo ang totoo. Mowah!"

Mo: "Wow, only losers RT their own tweet."

Ogie: wag maapektuhan kung hindi totoo. harapin ang isyu kung hindi totoo. ndi kinaya, ayun, para makaganti, nag-imbento. Mowah!!"

LEAVE OR RESIGN. Sa interview ng PEP kay Mo ay nilinaw niyang hindi siya nag-resign o tinanggal sa Willing Willie. Magpapahinga lang daw siya.

Aniya, "As you know, I have four shows a day. I have a morning show on the radio [Magic 89.9 DWTM-FM], Juicy and Willing Willie, parehong daily, at yung radio show ko sa gabi, at kapag Sunday, yung Paparazzi naman.

"And I'm a DJ, kailangan ko talaga yung boses ko. Hindi naman ako matinee idol na puwedeng tatayo-tayo lang.

"Hindi naman yung sakit talaga, but yun nga, yung boses ko minsan nawawala. So, my doctor advised me that I have to take a break."

Sabi pa ng radio-TV host, hindi naman daw siya puwedeng mag-break sa radio shows niya kunsaan sampung taon daw ang kontrata niya rito. Ang Juicy naman ay hindi naman nila tine-tape every day at ang Paparazzi ay tuwing Linggo lang. Kaya sa Willing Willie lang na daily show niya naisipang magpaalam.

Dapat sana ay magre-resign siya, pero hindi raw siya pinayagan ni Willie.

"I don't know actually if I'll gonna resign. But when I told that to Kuya Willie, siya yung nagsabi na, 'Huwag ka nang mag-resign, mag-break ka na lang. Mag-leave.'

"Ang bait talaga ni Kuya Willie. Sinasabi niya nga sa show, we're family. So, kung kailan ko raw gustong bumalik, bumalik ako.

Sabi pa ni Mo, si Willie rin daw ang may gusto na kung hahanap ng pansamantalang kapalit niya as segment host, siya na rin ang mag-recommend ng gusto niyang pumalit sa kanya.

"Gusto niya, ako ang mag-name ng replacement. Kasi nga raw, segment ko yun. So, ako yung magsabi kung sino ang gusto ko. You see, ibang klase, he's really mabait.

"It's not that I am big, big star sa show. Kung mawala ako, okay lang. It's not like kung si Willie Revillame ang mawawala sa show, wala na. Pero he made you feel na importante ka, even if it's Willie's show.

"So, I said, I'll take a break. At sinabi rin naman ni Willie kahit noong umpisa pa lang, 'Forever ka rito. Hangga't may show, nandito ka.'"

Marami na raw ang nagtatanong sa kanya kung kailan siya babalik sa Willing Willie simula nang mag-leave siya sa show last Monday.

"It's only this week, Monday, so four days pa lang. I really don't know kung kailan ako babalik. Maybe after two weeks, month... hindi ko pa talaga masabi.

"But you know, it's really nice to be part of the great team. Now I know kung bakit noong nawala si Willie sa ABS-CBN, ang daming umiiyak na staff.

"Kahit maliit na artista ako, he made me feel that I'm a big part of the program."

Sa ngayon, ayon kay Mo, si Sugar Mercado ang nakikita niyang puwedeng pumalit sa kanya.

"It's a running joke on the show. Kung may matatanggal, si Sugar ang kapalit. And she's very funny," sabi niya.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)



Geoff Eigenmann and Carla Abellana celebrate V-day on the set of Magic Palayok; the actor denies giving her a ring

Geoff Eigenmann and Carla Abellana celebrate V-day on the set of Magic Palayok; the actor denies giving her a ring
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

Magkasama sa taping ng Magic Palayok ang magkasintahang sina Geoff Eigenmann at Carla Abellana noong Valentine's Day.

First Valentine's Day nila iyon bilang magkasintahan, pero dahil sa kanilang trabaho ay hindi natuloy ang dinner sana nila.

Ito ang sabi ni Geoff nang makausap siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang press na dumalaw sa taping ng Magic Palayok sa 14th Street, Broadway, Quezon City, last Monday, February 14.

Kuwento ni Geoff, "Magkasama po kami hanggang after lunch kanina. Maaga po siyang natapos dahil may show siya sa Pampanga tonight.

"Hindi ko naman siya nasamahan dahil may mga scenes pa akong kukunan with Tita Cherie [Gil], Chynna [Ortaleza], and Angeli Nicole [Sanoy]. Kung susunduin ko naman siya after my taping, midnight na 'yong cut-off ni Direk Joel [Lamangan], it's too late na rin. Kaya we promise na tomorrow [February 15] na lang kami mag-dinner.

"But last Saturday [February 12], nagkayayaan kami na mag-dinner nina Gabby [Eigenmann, Geoff's cousin] and her girlfriend Apple, and my brother Ryan and his wife Cathy."

Ano ang Valentine gift nila sa isa't isa ni Carla?

"Wala pa po kaming gift sa isa't isa," sabi ni Geoff.

"Naging busy kami the past few days, ako, hindi na nakabili ng gift para sa kanya. Last Sunday, bago ang Party Pilipinas, ibinigay ko sa kanya ang bouquet of white lilies, her favorite flower. Ayaw kasi niya ng roses.

"Nagulat nga siya dahil paano raw ako nakabili, lagi kaming magkasama. In-order ko lang ang flowers at ipina-deliver ko sa GMA-7."

Binigyan nga ba niya ng ring ang girlfriend?

"Hindi po totoo 'yong binigyan ko siya ng ring. I believe kapag binigyan mo ng ring ang isang girl, may valid reason ang pagbibigay mo. Kung gagawin ko 'yon, hindi ko po naman itatago," saad niya.

Aware ba si Geoff sa issue na may communication pa rin si Carla at ang dating boyfriend nitong si JC Intal, na sabi'y boyfriend na raw ngayon ng host ng SNN na si Bianca Gonzales?

"Personally, hindi po naman namin napag-uusapan si JC," sabi ng young actor.

"I don't mind naman kung may communication pa rin sila dahil matagal din naman sila at friend din si JC ng family niya. I'm not insecure.

"Ako kasi, sa relasyon namin ni Carla, I really put myself in her shoes. May adjustment pa rin kami, but we're learning many things with each other every day."

TOGETHER AGAIN. Na-miss ba nila ni Carla na matagal ding hindi sila nagtambal?

"Yes, but I'm always looking forward to work with her again," sagot ni Geoff. "At heto na, after ng last team-up namin sa Basahang Ginto, isang mala-Walt Disney series, ang Magic Palayok.

"Ayaw kong i-preempt, pero malalaman din ninyo kung bakit mala-Walt Disney ang bago naming series. Medyo naiiba ito, much easier siguro kaysa mga drama series na nagawa na namin ni Carla. With this series, I know, lagi silang naka-smile after nilang manood."

May pagbabago ba silang gagawin ni Carla sa characters na gagawin nila rito?

"Yes, napag-usapan na namin kung anong changes ang gagawin namin na mas may kilig sa aming mga fans and televiewers. Ako naman, I'm always inspired basta she's there for me," sabi ng 25-year-old actor.

Ang Magic Palayok ay papalit sa high-rating primetime drama series na Bantatay, na matatapos na sa February 25. Wala bang pressure sa kanila ni Carla na ang papalitan nilang programa ay toprating?

"Of course, may pressure din sa amin at aware kami na laging mataas ang rating ng papalitan naming drama series. Pero just what I've said, maganda ang series na ito at kahit sino sigurong artista ang ilagay dito, panonoorin ng televiewers."

How is it working again with Direk Joel Lamangan?

"Natuwa nga ako nang malaman kong siya ulit ang director namin ni Carla dahil siya ang director namin sa Basahang Ginto. I enjoy working with directors na nakasama ni Mommy [Gina Alajar].

"Mabait po si Direk Joel. Minsan lang niya akong napagsabihan noon sa Basahang Ginto, pero hindi naman ako natarayan!" natatawang wika ni Geoff.

Dagdag pa niya, "Wala pong problema sa akin si Direk Joel dahil never pa akong na-late kahit minsan sa taping."

Halos every day ay nagti-taping sina Geoff at Carla ng Magic Palayok.

Makakasama nila rito si Mikee Cojuangco, sa muli nitong pagbabalik sa paggawa ng drama series. Ito rin ang first drama series ni Moi Marcampo, ang tinaguriang "Yaya ng Isla" sa Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown at personal assistant ng aktor na si Piolo Pascual.

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)


Piolo Pascual thanks KC Concepcion for showing him the "true meaning of love"

Piolo Pascual thanks KC Concepcion for showing him the "true meaning of love"
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

Piolo Pascual almost didn't get to finish his speech about KC Concepcion during his concert last night, February 14, at the PICC. This was because he got teary-eyed while talking about his girlfriend who was seated beside his mother, Mommy Amy.

The actor-singer was singing "Ikaw ang Pangarap" when he suddenly decided to go down the stage and approach KC, who was wearing a short red dress.

Piolo knelt in front of KC as he sang the theme song of his previous ABS-CBN fantaserye with Angel Locsin, Lobo. After the song, they both hugged and Piolo returned to the stage to talk about KC.

"When I was thinking about the lyrics of that song, I realized there's just one dream that I've always wanted to fulfill: to be with that special someone," he began.

"I've always been single most of my life. I'm giving love a chance. I've always been a private person. My admission on The Buzz was nerve-wracking. I had to stand up for somebody... somebody who's really..."

Piolo suddenly interrupted himself by saying, "Naiiyak ako..."

He then continued: "Somebody who's been there, who showed me the true meaning of love. Thank you, Kristina."

The audience cheered loudly as Piolo addressed KC by her real name, which is Kristina Cassandra.

(CLICK HERE to read Piolo's admission about the real score between him and KC.)

THE CONCERT. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, more popularly known as Mr. C, showcased his piano skills throughout the night as Piolo sang cuts from his Decades album as well as theme songs of his past shows.

Yeng Constantino and Sitti were the special guests for the concert titled Piolo Meets the Maestro. The Ryan Cayabyab Singers also sang special numbers for the concert.

One of the highlights of the concert was the "soliloquy" composed of songs of by the Beatles. Beforehand, Mr. C explained that a soliloquy means "pagninilay-nilay" or "pagmumuni-muni" in Filipino.

Piolo then did his monologue about his love for a girl, which was interspersed with songs of the famous British rock band.

FIRST VALENTINE. After the concert, members of the media waited backstage for a chance to talk to Piolo.

"It's the first time I celebrated Valentine's with someone. It's really a blessing," he admitted.

When PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked why he became teary-eyed as he spoke about KC Concepcion during the concert, he quickly answered: "Hindi ko rin alam, e. Hindi ko naman ine-expect yun. I just wanted to say a few words to thank her. Nadala siguro. Whatever came out, it came from the heart. Kaya siguro naging emotional ako."

What does KC say about the concert?

"I haven't talked to her," said Piolo. "Actually, for the encore kanina, I was looking for her because people kept calling her name and asking for her. Pero nung pinuntahan ko na siya sa opening, that's it.

"I don't want to be showbiz as it is. Showbiz na kami pareho. Even siya, pinapalayo nga niya ako. She really came to be in the audience, just to watch and not to work. Sa akin, malaking regalo na 'yon."

Do they have plans to have a late-dinner date after the concert?

"Sa amin na lang 'yon," he said with a smile.

In one of his spiels during the show, Piolo mentioned that one of his dreams is to settle down. His declaration elicited shrieks from the crowd.

Are they ready to take things to the next level?

"Whatever it is, let's just go with the flow. We don't want to preempt things. Whatever KC and I have, yun na yun. Whatever you guys see, just support and pray. Let's not try to be ahead of what we have. Pray with us and pray for us."

CONCERT WITH THE MAESTRO. Piolo has done a lot of concerts in the past but he considers this one to be very special for his career.

"This is one of my most memorable shows ever. I was looking at the PICC... I never thought I would be able to perform here for my own solo show. This is a dream come true.

"I'm really happy sa outcome. First time nga na may nag-standing ovation sa akin at first time na may [sumigaw ng] 'More!' It's really momentous and I'm really excited kasi na-boost ang morale ko," he said.

Piolo Meets the Maestro will tour North America this March.

The ABS-CBN actor revealed, "I'm doing a six-city tour. I'm doing Connecticut; Chicago; Tampa, Florida; Virginia; Oregon and Toronto, Canada."

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Repost From Dyan Castillejo of ABS CBN News



Donaire, Pacquiao vow to make Pinoys proud

Donaire, Pacquiao vow to make Pinoys proud

MANILA, Philippines — One week before his clash with Mexican boxer Fernando Montiel, Filipino bantamweight contender Nonito Donaire Jr. has landed on Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donaire went straight to the University of Las Vegas track aboard a van with a picture of him spread across the vehicle's surface.

The "Filipino Flash" went early for his training as to get himself used to the cold climate.

From his 7-week long training, Donaire underwent sprints to improve his speed and power.

He said he will use these routines once more to help him seize Montiel's World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight crowns, when they go toe-to-toe at the Mandalay Bay Resorts and Casino in Las Vegas February 19 (Feb. 20, in Manila).

"Ready na 'ko at excited na ako sa laban na ito," said Donaire.

Donaire is busy training with trainer Jonathan Penñalosa and wife Rachel.

The 3 are now anticipating their team to be complete soon. Pacman wishes Donaire luck

Compatriot and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao also arrived in Las Vegas to kick off his press tour of his fight with American "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

He met Mosley at the MGM Grand Arena, which has been seeping with fans who were also allowed to ask questions.

The fans were thrilled when Mosley and Pacquiao went centerstage to have their pictures taken.

Meanwhile, Mosley claimed he is faster than Pacquiao's most recent foe, Antonio Margarito. Of this, Mosley believes he will have better chances against Pacman.

"My conditioning is very good. It's in tip-top shape... I know he throws a lot of punches so I'm gonna make sure that I'm ready to go to war with Manny Pacquiao," the American boxer said.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, said he is excited to take on the former 3-time world champion.

"Hindi ito mabagal na kalaban. Hindi siya kasing slow kay Margarito. Mosley he had also speed. Kailangan nating paghandaang mabuti... [I will] train hard for his fight para hindi naman ma-disappoint ang mga fans and the millions of Filipinos," he said.

Pacquiao also sent his regards on Donaire for the upcoming bantamweight title fight.

"Pinoy power! Good luck to Donaire and itaas mo ang bandila, at nandito kamisa likod mo at nagdadasal ulit. Salamat samga karangalan na binigay mo sa bansa. Kaming mga Pilipino ay proud sa 'yo," he said. — Report by Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News, Las Vegas, Nevada

Reposted From Dyan Castillejo of ABS CBN News

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Repost From Glenda Villena For Yahoo! Southeast Asia




TV5 sad over John, Randy's rift with Willie

By Glenda Villena, For Yahoo! Southeast Asia Thursday February 10, 2011 11:17 pm PST

TV5 expressed sadness over the controversy surrounding Willie Revillame, John Estrada and Randy Santiago that has resulted in a heated word war.

"We're sad that na affect friendship nilang tatlo," Perci Intalan, TV5 Head of Creative and Entertainment Production said in a text message to Yahoo! Southeast Asia.

John and Randy accepted an offer from ABS-CBN to host its new noontime show, "Happy Yipee Yehey!," which is set to premiere on Saturday, February 12. Their longtime friend, Willie Revillame, was upset by their move, claiming he had arranged for them to be part of an upcoming TV5 show with the network's top bosses. The three had headlined the ABS-CBN noontime show "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" from 1998-2005.

Days after Willie castigated them on air in his show "Willing Willie" last January 28, John announced his departure from his TV sitcom "Everybody Hapi" and the Sunday noontime variety show "PO5".

"John has taped his last episode of ‘PO5' and his remaining epsiodes (of ‘Everybody Hapi') will be airing this month," We would have wanted to finish the rest of the season for both shows but John opted not to finish them na, I guess he is starting to work on his daily show on abs-cbn. We wish him well and hope to one day be able to work with him again," Perci said in another text message.

However, John claimed that he was axed from "Everbody Hapi" in a press conference of his new noontime show on Tuesday, February 8. Because of this, he said, he was forced to resign from "PO5" and instead granted the broadcast rights of his wedding to Priscilla Meirelles to ABS-CBN.

"Kausap ko po 'yong ibang boss ko sa TV5, sinabi nila sa akin na gusto nilang ituloy 'yon [wedding]. Pero nakakatawa po 'yon dahil, isipin n'yo po, sila ang magko-cover ng kasal ko, 'tapos biglang, ‘Okay, ha. Thank you, ha, wala ka na next week.' Hindi na rin makakatotohanan 'yon di ba." "Sinabi ko sa kanila, although hindi ko pa napipirmahan ang kontrata namin, sinabi ko, 'Pagpasensiyahan n'yo na, pero kung gano'n naman po, ibibigay ko na sa ABS-CBN 'to,'" John said last Tuesday.

In reaction, the TV5 executive said: "Basta we wish him well on his new show. Tagal rin namin siyang nakasama, and we hope na one day makatrabaho pa rin namin siya."

Photo courtesy of TV5

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Glenda Villena is a showbiz writer and proud mommy blogger who enjoys sharing precious moments with daughter Magi.

Reposted From Glenda Villena For Yahoo! Southeast Asia

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