Monday, March 31, 2008
KC's participated in the whole creative process of making the album. She's proud of what the album will become.
"Maganda po 'yong feel ng album kasi gusto naming mangyari 'yong music niya��pag bumiyabiyahe kayo or long road trip��yon ang nilalagay n'yo sa CD player n'yo. Para siyang easy listening na very relaxed, very masarap pakinggan. Hindi siya bumibirit, hindi siya masyadong nag-i-impose sa listener," said KC.
So far, she has recorded about one fourth of the whole album. It will offer some originals and revivals, like a Top 40 popularized by Barbadian singer Rihanna.
"Gumawa kami ng bagong version ng �Umbrella' na very ethereal, pinatong-patungan namin ng vocals ko. Umiba 'yong tunog ng �Umbrella' dito. Ballad pa rin po siya, parang naging very mystical siya."
There are also some hit songs from the '80s and early '90s. "We also have �Just Can't Get Enough,' �80s, na ang tumugtog po don Pinikpikan. And we have ballads like �It Must Have Been Love' at marami pang iba mga Tagalog songs na surprise. One is from my favorite artist Joey Ayala, na favorite song ko from his collection."
Her mom Sharon Cuneta has listened to some of the raw tracks that KC has recorded so far. "Nasa iPod po niya [�yong songs], pero hindi pa kasi tapos. Every time naririnig namin, meron kaming gustong idagdag or bawasan. Marami pang mangyayaring mixing, so hindi pa final 'yong tracks."
What remains sure is that what KC has done in her yet-to-be-released album has pleased her mom. Says KC: "Excited siya at gusto niya 'yong mga kanta."
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Here is the KCA Winners as Voted on by Kids:
* Favorite TV Show: Drake and Josh
* Favorite Reality Show: American Idol
* Favorite TV Actor: Drake Bell
* Favorite TV Actress: Miley Cyrus
* Favorite Cartoon: Avatar: The Last Airbender
* Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks
* Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
* Favorite Movie Actress: Jessica Alba
* Favorite Animated Movie: Ratatouille
* Favorite Animated Voice: Eddie Murphy (Shrek The Third)
* Favorite Music Group: The Jonas Brothers
* Favorite Song: �Girlfriend� by Avril Lavigne
* Favorite Female Singer: Miley Cyrus
* Favorite Male Singer: Chris Brown
* Favorite Male Athlete: Tony Hawk
* Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
* Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
* Favorite Video Game: Madden NFL 2008
* Wannabe Award: Cameron Diaz
Voting period is from April 1 to June 15 only.
As part of the upcoming pilot episode of Pinoy Idol on GMA 7, SOP Constellation of Stars performed a medley of Idol songs by Carrie Underwood to Clay Aiken, from Guy Sebastian to Chris Daughtry. And the finale - the wildly popular �I Am Your Brother� by Filipino-American Reynaldo Lapuz (Pambihira!).
Iba-iba ang pangalan na lumutang kung sino ang magiging kapareha ni Kim sa My Girl pagkatapos i-announce sa presscon ng "Dream Big Kapamilya"�to launch the new seasons of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus at Pinoy Dream Academy�na si Kim ang gaganap bilang Jasmine na lead sa naturang Koreanovela.
Pero nilinaw ng executive at business unit head ng ABS-CBN na si Mr. Deo Endrinal sa presscon na bago pa man i-announce na si Kim na ang napili nila para sa My Girl, napagdesisyunan na rin nila that time na si Gerald ang makakapareha niya at gaganap bilang 21-year-old na si Julian. Hindi lang daw nila agad in-announce na kasama rin si Gerald sa My Girl dahil presscon nga ni Kim 'yon para sa Dream Big Kapamilya shows.
"Happy po ako siyempre and excited din ako. It's my first time kasi. Oh, I have to go through some workshop para mag-mature ang acting ko and internally na rin," sabi ni Gerald sa interview.
Sinimulan na rin daw ni Gerald na panoorin ang Korean version ng My Girl and so far, nasa seventh episode na siya.
"It's very good. I really like Julian's character. He's very strong and affectionate also," sambit ng young actor.
Sinorpresa naman si Gerald ni Kim nang umapir din ang young actress sa solo presscon ng ka-love team. Natanong tuloy si Gerald kung ano ang ireregalo niya sa nalalapit na 18th birthday ni Kim sa April 19.
"Surprise," ngiti ni Gerald. "Basta malalaman din ninyo 'yon."
Anytime now ay magsisimula na sina Gerald at Kim sa taping ng My Girl, na nakatakdang ipalabas sa May. Pero sa April, mauunang ipalabas ang isa pang show ng pares na pagbibidahan ni Claudine Barretto, ang Maligno.
"Hindi sila mag-overlap," paniniguro ni Gerald.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Matagal-tagal na ring walang naririnig mula sa estranged Turkish husband ni Ruffa Gutierrez na si Yilmaz Bektas pagkatapos niyang bisitahin ang asawa at ang kanilang dalawang anak dito sa Pilipinas noong August 2007.
Pero ngayong linggo ay lumabas sa mga pahayagan at magazines sa Turkey, kagaya ng Hurriyet, na may bagong babaeng idini-date si Yilmaz. Ang bagong babae sa buhay ng Turkish businessman, ayon sa mga reports, ay si Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza�ang 2006 Miss Universe mula sa Puerto Rico.
Sa isang issue ng Hurriyet ay may artikulo tungkol sa relasyon nina Yilmaz at ng 20 years old na si Zuleyka. Nabanggit din ang pangalan ni Ruffa, ang 1994 Miss World 2nd Runner-up, na asawa nga ng Turkish businessman. Sa kasalukuyan ay inaayos na nina Yilmaz at Ruffa ang kanilang divorce upang mapawalang-bisa ang kanilang kasal.
Kasama rin sa naturang artikulo ang isang solo picture ni Zuleyka at dalawang litrato na magkasama sila ni Yilmaz na tila kuha sa isang party. Sa isang larawan ay parehong naninigarilyo ng tobacco sina Yilmaz at Zuleyka, samantalang sa isa naman ay tila may ibinubulong si Yilmaz kay Zuleyka habang hawak-hawak ng Turkish businessman ang leeg ng dating Miss Universe.
Pagkatapos ng kanyang reign bilang Miss Universe, susubukan naman ngayon ni Zuleyka ang mundo ng pag-arte bilang television actress. Kasama siya sa Telemundo soap opera na Dame Chocolate.
Ayon sa malalapit na kaibigan ni Ruffa, naiyak ang TV host-actress nang mabalitaang may girlfriend na si Yilmaz.
Nag-aalala ang mga kaibigan ni Ruffa na baka sa mga bagong pangyayaring ito ay magkabalikan pa ang mag-asawa. Sabi nila, ganun daw kasi talaga ang ugali ni Yilmaz. Pinapagselos lang nito si Ruffa sa pamamagitan ng pagpapakita na may iba nang babae sa buhay niya bilang pang-akit ulit sa asawa.
Kung si Yilmaz ay may bago nang minamahal, sa tingin naman ng mga kaibigan ni Ruffa, ay wala pa ring ipinapalit ang TV host-actress sa kanyang asawa ng ilang taon.
ANNABELLE IS HAPPY.
Inaamin pa nga ni Annabelle sa mga malalapit sa kanya na araw-araw niyang ipinagdadasal sa Sto. Ni�o niya na huwag nang balikan ni Ruffa si Yilmaz. At ang isang paraan na nakikita niya upang mangyari ito ay ang makahanap ng ibang pag-ibig si Yilmaz, na tila nagkaroon na ng katuparan ngayon.
Tungkol naman sa mga anak nina Ruffa at Yilmaz na sina Lorin at Venice, ayon sa malalapit na kaibigan ng TV host-actress, tila hindi na nabibigyan ni Yilmaz ng atensiyon, panahon, at suporta ang mga bata. Ayon sa mga kaibigan ni Ruffa, ito raw ang ikinalulungkot ni Ruffa.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Days after the Aquino family issued a statement announcing that former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino has colon cancer, comes the news that basketball superstar Rommel Adducul is suffering from nasopharyngeal cancer.
According to reports, the hardworking cager is currently undergoing chemotherapy sessions to prevent the cancer cells from spreading. Nasopharyngeal cancer is said to be rare in Western countries but common among Asians. The cancer cells develop in the nasopharynx which is the air space lying at the back of the nose and above the soft part of the palette.
Rommel, who plays for the Purefoods Giants, started exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease during the recently concluded PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) finals where they lost to eventual champion the Sta. Lucia Realtors.
"I saw him really grasping for air and I didn't realized that one of his nostrils is already blocked," revealed Purefoods head coach Ryan Gregorio in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Most of his teammates also noticed a prominent lump on Rommel's neck during the championship series.
Among those who learned first of Rommel's delicate condition is teammate Kirby Raymundo. "Honestly medyo naiyak ako parang pagpunta ko dito sa practice parang ang bigat, mabigat. Talagang malaking tulong siya sa team dahil siya yong center namin," said a distraught Kirby.
CALM BUT UNCERTAIN.
"Hindi ako nagwu-worry," enthused the optimistic center. "Kasi I think �pag sinabi kasing cancer life and death na, e. Pero �yong sa �kin, mababang klase lang siya na 80 percent na hindi na siya magre-recur 'pag naundergo ko �yong chemo 'tsaka radiotherapy," he added.
Rommel's therapy would sideline him for the upcoming conference. Purefoods, however, opted to keep him in the roster thus explaining Rommel's presence during team practice and scrimmages.
"Siguro next conference," he tentatively replied. "Sigurado na talaga na All-Filipino [Conference] talaga makakabalik na ako, pero itong conference na �to hopefully," he groped.
He surprised many people when he opted to join the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) instead of entering the more established PBA. Despite earning criticisms, Rommel's stint in the MBA proved to be fruitful as shown by the handful of awards he reaped during his stay. He finally made his long overdue PBA debut in 2003 when he was drafted by the Barangay Ginebra Kings. The 6'6" center was also a consistent fixture in the National Team.
Other than his stellar hardcourt achievements, Rommel was thrown more in the spotlight when he had a romantic relationship with Fil-Italian actress Assunta de Rossi. After their separation, Rommel made tabloid news again when he was rumored to be dating controversial actress and TV host Kris Aquino. Kris ended up marrying Rommel's Purefoods Giants teammate James Yap in 2005.
Rommel is married to Jocelyn Cobankiat.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Alex's pictorial with Jun De Leon was done in Paul Del Rosario's yatch named Advance 92. Her make-up by Barbi Chan. Styling by Ana Kalaw and hair by Felicity.
Others, however, contest the authenticity of the images, arguing that the woman shown in the photo is not Ira at all, and that the pictures were either fabricated or the woman involved is just a spitting image of the young actress.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Favorite TV Show (Drama) : ABS-CBN's Maging Sino Ka Man
Most Handsome Celebrity: Richard Gutierrez
Young Male Superstar: John Lloyd Cruz
Scene Stealers of the Year: Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez's admission of their relationship
Band Song of the Year: Akin Ka Na Lang by the Itchyworms (Noontime Show Album)
Some of the highlights of the evening include the performance of international hip hop artist Apl.D.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas and the tribute to Magna Awardee Gary Valenciano, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary in showbiz.
Apl.D.Ap (whose real name is Allan Pineda) also received a Special Citation for his outstanding contribution to the music industry and to his homeland, the Philippines. His compositions "The Apl Song" from the album Elephunk and "Bebot" from the album Monkey Business are hailed as songs that exemplify his pride in his Filipino heritage. He was also cited "for his efforts to pave the way for Filipino artists and Filipino-American artists through his label, Jeepney Records."
In his acceptance speech, Apl addressed his kababayans and said, "First of all, I want to thank God. Maraming salamat sa MYX Awards. I want to thank all the fans for supporting me. I want to thank my group, the Black Eyed Peas, for believing in me, for letting me make a Filipino song in Tagalog to represent my culture. [applause] I will continue to represent Filipinos all over the world, y'all! They ask me, �What makes you Filipino?' I say, I will be Filipino today, I will be Filipino tomorrow, and I will be Filipino in the future. Maraming salamat!"
Aside from participating in the MYX Music Awards, Apl hopes to make a guest appearance on ABS-CBN's noontime show Wowowee and perform in local clubs. This native of Angeles, Pampanga will be here in the country until April 5. Apl also revealed that he is doing a solo album that is scheduled to be released this year.
"One of my songs is called �Island'... I wrote it when I was here during Christmas. It's about the beauty of the country and the hardship of the country. I'd like to represent that all over the world," says Apl with a smile. During the awards night, Apl performed "Island, " prompting some members of the audience to stand up and groove to his upbeat music.
MYX Magna Awardee Gary Valenciano was overwhelmed by the production number that paid tribute to him and his unforgettable songs such as "Hataw Na" and "Sana Maulit Muli." The medley of songs was performed by some of the best names in the music industry including Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Vina Morales, Ebe Dancel, Jett Pangan, and Janno Gibbs. Mr. Pure Energy himself was very surprised to see his own sons, Paolo and Gabriel, take part in the production number since they managed to keep it a secret from him.
The big winner during the awards night was Sarah Geronimo, who was named as Favorite Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ. Her song "Ikaw" was also chosen as Song of the Year. The pop singer is currently in the United States for her concert series, which is why she sent a taped message that was aired during the program.
Among the presenters that night were Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 housemates Riza Santos, Will Devaughn, Jon Avila, Gaby dela Merced, and Ruben Gonzaga. Other artists tapped to be presenters include Nancy Castiglione and her fianc�e Doug Kramer, Valerie Concepcion, Katya Santos, Yeng Constantino, Marc Abaya of Kjwan, and Dingdong Dantes. Aside from presenting an award, the sexy group Kitty Girls performed a lively dance number that excited all the hot-blooded males in the audience that night.
Directed by Rowell Santiago, the third edition of this annual music awards was hosted by MYX VJs Luis Manzano, Iya Villania, Nikki Gil, Drei, Mica, and Igi. To determine the winners of the different categories, sixty percent of the scores came from the viewers of MYX while the remaining forty percent came from the votes of the artists themselves.
Here is the complete list of winners in the 2008 MYX Music Awards:
Favorite Music Video: Tuliro by Spongecola
Favorite Song: Sarah Geronimo ("Ikaw")
Favorite Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Male Artist: Erik Santos
Favorite Female Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Group: Spongecola
Favorite Rock Video: "Vampire Social Club" by Chicosci
Favorite Mellow Video: "Alam ng Ating Mga Puso" by Rachelle Ann Go
Favorite Urban Video: "Like That" by Billy Crawford
Favorite Collaboration: Rachelle Ann Go and Christian Bautista in "Pag-ibig Na Kaya"
Favorite Remake: Kyla
Favorite New Artist: Sam Concepcion
Favorite Indie Artist: Updharmadown
Favorite International Music Video: "Teenagers" by My Chemical Romance
Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson (Love Team by Itchyworms)
Favorite Media Soundtrack: Spongecola ("Tuloy Pa Rin" in Pedro Penduko at ang Mga Engkantao)
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ: Sarah Geronimo
Favorite MYX Live Performance: Pupil
Favorite MYX Bandarito Performance: Zelle
The MYX Music Awards 2008 TV Special will air on Sunday, March 30, (8 pm) on Sky Cable Channel 23.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
For the first time ever, a local production company will produce a full-length animation film that capitalizes on the talents of Filipino animators. APT Entertainment Inc., the producer of this epic film, hired 10 to 12 animators to conceptualize and bring the various characters to life on paper and finally on the big screen.
Voiced over by some of the biggest stars in showbiz, Urduja is a visual feast that celebrates the talents of Filipino animators. The feisty princess of the Tawilisi tribe is voiced over by Regine Velasquez while her loved one, Limhang, is dubbed in by Cesar Montano. The patriarch Lakanpati is given voice by Eddie Garcia while his favored warrior, Simakwel, is voiced by Jay Manalo.
Other interesting characters in Urduja include Wang (Johnny Delgado), Mayumi (Ruby Rodriguez), Daisuke (Epy Quizon), and the talking animals named Kukut (Michael V.) and Tarsir (Allan K.).
In the press conference of Urduja held earlier today, March 26, at Florabel restaurant at The Podium, Mr. Antonio "Tony" Tuviera of APT Entertainment Inc. narrated that he had been planning to do this project for the past 10 years.
"It took us almost ten years to make this. Actually, we're on the eleventh year now. It started in 1997 and it was actually a dream of mine. My original dream was to make a series of animated features on television. But along the way, I found out that it was quite impossible to do on television because of the cost," he says. "Then I started to do a full-length film. In the span of eleven years, I gave up six or seven times and convinced myself that it was really impossible."
Yet somehow, Mr. T (as Mr. Tuviera is fondly called) found the resources and the drive to push through with the project in an effort to give Filipino animators a chance to shine in their homeland.
"I wanted to give our animators a chance to be recognized," he declares. "They are actually doing a lot of animation abroad�some of them are in Pixar, Disney...ang dami. They are doing animation but never silang nakakuha ng credit. Yung mga Biker Mice...so sabi ko, bakit hindi sila bigyan ng recognition dito?"
As a result, Urduja is a product of traditional and digital animation that is hailed as the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Regine was handpicked by Mr. T to play the royal princess of the Tawilisi tribe in this film. Why did he choose Asia's Songbird to portray this pivotal role?
Mr. T points out: "Noong unang-una pa lang, nakita ko na tama na totoong kumakanta [ang i-cast]. Kasi, usually, sa America ang ginagamit nila yung hindi totoong kumakanta. 'Tapos, ang pakakantahin sa CD, ibang tao."
He reveals that he talked with Regine regarding this animation film as early as three years ago. The singer-actress readily agreed to do the project without even asking about her talent fee or other pertinent details.
When asked about the production cost of doing this epic film, Mr. T says, "It will be a tough task to get back the investment, but I cannot really quote an amount. It will be tough even if it's a hit, I don't think we can get it back. Trial and error ang process."
Why didn't he release this film during the Metro Manila Film Fest to cash in on the holiday spending spree of families?
"Number one, never kong naisip na gawin �yon kasi kay Vic Sotto ang Metro Manila Film Festival. Never kong lalabanan si Vic dahil magkakasama kami, e. Number two, �pag festival, ang daming kalaban, ang daming magagandang pelikula na kalaban, so ang hirap." Despite all the challenges, Mr. Tuviera is optimistic about the future of animation in the Philippines. In fact, after finishing Urduja, which is now in the post-production phase, he is hoping to pursue his original dream of creating an animated television series, and hopefully in 2010, release another full-length animated film.
Chikezie - �If Only For One Night� (Watch here)
Brooke White - �Every Breath You Take� (Watch here)
Michael Johns - �We Will Rock You/We are the Champions� (Watch here)
Carly Smithson - �Total Eclipse of the Heart� (Watch here)
David Archuleta - �You�re the Voice� (Watch here)
Kristy Lee Cook - �God Bless the U.S.A.� (Watch here)
David Cook - �Billie Jean (Chris Cornell arrangement)� (Watch here)
"I think I'm okay now. I'm not going to say that I'm happy but I'm moving on because you see... I'm strong."
Constantino's statement stemmed from reports of her sudden breakup with her off-screen parter and former PDA scholar RJ Jimenez, that she first revealed during an interview with hosts Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino in their daily morning program Boy & Kris.
The singer recalled that her special feeling for Jimenez grew while they were still inside the academy and continued after they stepped out of the academy.
"I�m thankful because finally they�d recognized Filipino talents� I'm just one of the few who really gets lucky. So I thank God for that. I was surprised. I did not expect that she will feature me on her show. Then there are also gossips that she wanted me and the whole band to guest on her show," Pineda told during an interview.
Pineda�s statement stemmed from reports and video clips from www.youtube.com showing DeGeneres featuring Pineda on her program, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". On the show, she shared some details on how Pineda turned out to be the newest vocalist of the band.
In the video, DeGeneres said: "This guy, this is not lipsinging he's actually singing. His name is Arnel Pineda, (shows clip of Pineda while singing) anyways he is incredible! So the guitarist from journey Neal Schon saw this video and he sent email to Arnel and Arnel emailed back and now Arnel is in the studio recording the Journey album. He is gonna be the lead singer of "Journey" how cool is that. Let that be a lesson to you don't stop believing. And I think I want him on the show I think we were talking to him about he maybe on the show -- I think the whole band."
Ellen also acknowledged that there are lots of talented singers from the Philippines and even mentioned young Filipina singer Charice Pempengco, who guested on her show which drew a lot of viewer attention.
At the moment, there are already reports that talks are in the process to have Pineda and the whole band of Journey -- Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums), to be on the said show.
But according to Pineda the decision whether it is possible for him to guest on "Ellen" will be decided by the management of "Journey."
"We have to find out first if it�s valid, if it�s okay or not to guest on her show, only the "Journey" can decide on it," Pineda explained.
Pineda also said that up to now he has not yet received any call from "Journey" regarding the said invitation but if given the choice, he will definitely accept the opportunity.
Right now, Pineda is in the country to take a short break away from his work. He arrived March 12 and stayed with his family during the Holy Week. He is set to go back to the US on March 29 to do one show.
Pineda restated his gratefulness to all his fans and supporters who are always there for him.
"Thank you. I'm also thankful that they are supporting the Filipino talents. I will try my best to make you guys proud of me."
The singer joined his first band at age 15 and has been singing professionally for the past 25 years. His voice also won him the Best Vocalist award at the World Band Explosion in 1987 -- a feat that he repeated the following year.
He has been a veteran of several bands and was a regular in clubs in Makati, Olongapo and Quezon City. His last band, The Zoo, released its first album "Zoology" under MCA Universal Records last September 2007.
It was Pineda's stint in The Zoo that got him noticed by Journey axeman Neal Schon. Schon said he was looking for a replacement singer on popular video-sharing site YouTube.com when he discovered videos of Pineda and The Zoo singing Journey songs, such as "Open Arms" and "Faithfully".
After this, the band asked Pineda to join them as their vocalist and the rest is history.
See Ellen's Invitation below:
And just recently, they were thrilled about being chosen to star in the the Pinoy version of the hit Koreanovela "My Girl."
Pineda, also known as Apl De Ap, arrived in the Philippines early Tuesday morning, a day before the music awards.
Pineda will also be a presenter for the awards, aside from being given special recognition for his contribution to the music industry in the Philippines and all over the world.
His compositions have pertained to his nationality and promoted the Philippines, and his music has paid tribute to his motherland.
The MYX Music Awards honors local artists and performers who won the hearts and votes of Filipino audience.
Some of the performers are rock band Sandwich, the Kitty Girls, Grand Star Dreamer Yeng Constantino and many more.
Big stars in the field of music will stand as presentors for the event, including controversial couple singer Regine Velasquez and singer-composer Ogie Alcasid.
They will be also joined by singers Jay Contreras of the band Kamikazee, Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar, ex-Pinoy Big Brother housemates Ruben Gonzaga and Gaby dela Merced, MYX North America VJs Chris Cayzer and Amber Davis, and popular host Edu Manzano.
The 3rd MYX Music Awards is under the direction of Rowell Santiago and musical director Homer Flores. Witness the event and catch the biggest artists and hits in Pinoy music this Wednesday, March 26, 8 p.m. at the Meralco Theater. Also watch the MYX Music Awards 2008 television special on March 30 at 8 p.m.
Also catch MYX 24/7 on Sky Cable Channel 23 for the latest updates on the MYX Music Awards. As always...MYX. Your Choice. Your Music.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Ngayong araw, March 25, nagsimula nang mag-acting workshop si Hero bilang paghahanda sa taping. Ang hindi palang sure ay kung ano ang role ng young actor sa kanyang first ever regular TV show sa GMA-7.
Si German Moreno ang tumatayong manager ni Hero at siyang tumulong sa kanya na mapasama sa Dyesebel.
Naaalala namin ang aming pakikipagkuwentuhan kay Kuya Germs, kung saan sinabi niya na gusto niyang sa primetime ang unang maging regular show ng bagong alaga.
Naniniwala si Kuya Germs na mas magkakaroon ng impact ang labas ni Hero sa GMA-7 kung sa primetime siya mapapanood na siya ngang mangyayari.
Nagsimulang maging visible si Hero sa mga programa ng GMA-7�gaya ng Maynila, Tok Tok Tok, Mel & Joey, Whammy, SiS, Nuts Entertainment, SOP. Gigsters, at iba pa�pagkatapos niyang lisanin noong 2005 ang ABS-CBN kung saan siya nagsimula bilang kauna-unahang winner ng talent search na Star Circle Quest.
Naging isa sa pinakamainit na tambalan ang love team nila noon ng Koreana na si Sandara Park. Ngunit dahil sa personal na away ng dalawa ay nabuwag din ang kanilang love team at naghiwalay sila ng landas.
Ngayon ay nagsisimula nang makilala si Sandara sa bansa nitong South Korea samantalang si Hero naman ay susubukang buhayin ang kanyang naudlot na showbiz career.
Ang ka-batch ni Hero sa Star Circle Quest na si Joseph Bitangcol ay napapanood na rin ngayon sa GMA-7. Kasama si Joseph, na ex-boyfriend ni Sandara, sa kasisimula pa lang na Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita.
Ang huling regular TV show ni Hero ay ang SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako ng ABS-CBN noong 2005.
Ayon kay Duds Santiago, PRO ng Viva Entertainment, hindi pa niya alam kung tinanggap na ng Viva Artist Agency, na siyang humahawak sa career ni Riza ang project. Pero alam ni Duds na nakipag-meeting na ang producers ng Dolphy-Vic movie sa mga Del Rosario.
Upto this time, wala pang formal statement ang manager ni Marian na si Popoy Caritativo sa hindi pagkatuloy ng young actress sa project. Pero malamang na ang schedule ni Marian ang rason kung bakit hindi na niya matatanggap ang project. Magsisimula na kasing mag-taping si Marian ng Dyesebel sa April 2. Sa Palawan ang location ng pilot episode ng Dyesebel. Ang balita ay one week silang mag-i-stay roon at baka ma-extend pa.
Sa Friday naman, March 28, ang scheduled first-day shooting ng first team-up nina Dolphy at Vic sa pelikula. Kahit makabalik ng Maynila si Marian, ang Dyesebel ang kanyang magiging priority.
Wala pa ring title ang movie nina Dolphy at Vic Sotto to be directed by Tony Y. Reyes. Bukod sa main cast at kay Riza, si Ryan Agoncillo pa lang ang alam naming kasama sa pelikula na matagal nang hinihintay ng marami.
If ever, first movie ni Riza ang Dolphy-Vic film project. Big break ito sa beauty queen at sana nga ay simula na ng magandang takbo ng kanyang career.
Isang araw pagkatapos niyang i-announce na may colon cancer ang kanyang ina na si dating pangulong Corazon Aquino, nakunan ang talk show host at aktres na si Kris Aquino.
Nasa seven and half weeks na ang kanyang dinadala. Ito sana ang ikalawang anak ni Kris at ng mister niyang si James Yap at pangatlo pagkatapos nina Josh (anak ni Kris sa aktor na si Phillip Salvador) at Baby James.
Ito ang text message na ipinadala ni Kris sa ilang malalapit na kaibigan:
"Dr. Pastorfide [Kris's doctor] already ruled that I had miscarriage. My gestational sac has collapsed and my ovum is blighted. This I'm sure is part of God's will because He wants me to be able to give my mom the best care and as much time as possible without any health concerns of my own."
Nakumpirma ang pagbubuntis ni Kris noong March 13 sa taping ng kanyang game show sa ABS-CBN na Wheel of Fortune.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Ang Survivor, a CBS reality show credited to Mark Burnett, ang isa sa dalawang shows that sparked the reality-TV concept around the world. The other one being the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
There have been at least 20 international versions of the game show na first produced in Sweden. But the U.S. version is the most popular and lost lasting. Hosted by Jeff Probst, the first Survivor season was taped in Borneo with Richard Hatch as its first winner.
Airing na ngayon sa U.S. TV ang 16th season ng Survivor taped in Micronesia with the theme Fans vs. Favorites, kung saan ten past superstars (or fan favorites) of the previous seasons compete against ten self-confessed super fans of the series.
For its 17th season, nagtapos ang application noong January 24, 2008. Casting and pre-production are being done in Los Angeles. It was reported that production would start late June 2008.
Ngunit nitong nakaraang Holy Week, tourists and even local vacationers�including some celebrities�at pati na rin ang ibang mga mismong taga-Gota Beach sa Agirangan Island na part ng Caramoan Peninsula sa Camarines Sur were not allowed to enter the said beach resort to do their Semana Santa vacation. Doon daw kasi nagsu-shooting ang next season ng Survivor.
Among those who were around during the shoot na hindi rin nakapasok, nasabihan silang Celebrity Edition ang format ng next season ng Survivor. They were told that among the contestants are Jean Claude Van-Damme and Alicia Silverstone.
Walang ibang makapag-confirm nito sa amin specially the inclusion of Van Damme and Alicia, lalo pa't taliwas ito sa official news ng Survivor na June pa ito sisimulan at may pa-audition sila�meaning non-showbiz type of contestants.
Halata sa tinig sa Kris ang tindi ng problemang kinahaharap ng kanilang pamilya habang binabasa niya ang official statement.
"Our mother had suffered from an episode of high blood pressure and difficulty in breathing followed by fever during the week in between Christmas and New Year. Since that time, we became concerned because of her consistent cough, loss of appetite and noticeable weight loss.
Our mom wanted to know what was wrong with her, and with her family by her side, she submitted herself to a check-up and several tests. The results showed that our mother is suffering from cancer of the colon," pahayag ng emosyonal na si Kris sa official statement ng pamilyang Aquino.
Ayon kay Kris, desisyon ng kanilang ina na sabihin sa publiko ang kalagayan niito dahil naniniwala pa rin ang dating pangulo sa kapangyarihan ng dasal.
"Desisyon po ng nanay namin na mag-release kami ng statement, para maunawaan ng lahat ang kanyang kasalukuyang kalagayan. Nakikiusap po kami na sana maintindihan ninyo na kailangan ng aming ina, kagaya ng lahat ng pasyenteng nagpapagaling, ng panahon ng katahimikan," sabi ni Kris.
Humingi rin ang pamilya Aquino ng time of privacy dahil sa karamdaman ng dating pangulo.
"It's very difficult time for our family, most especially for our mother. We respectfully ask that she be accorded her privacy. Our mom remains a believer in the power of prayer. We ask you for your compassion and for your prayers," pahayag ni Kris.
Ilang linggo na ring kumakalat ang balita na may matinding karamdaman si former Pres. Aquino. Sa katunayan, naospital siya noong December 2007 dahil sa high blood pressure.
Ayon sa ilang pag-aaral, ang colon at rectal cancer ay ang ika-tatlo at ika-apat na pangunahing cancer-related deaths sa Pilipinas.
Si Cory Aquino ang biyuda ng pinaslang na Senator Benigno Aquino. Naging presidente siya ng Pilipinas noong 1986 matapos mapatalsik sa puwesto si dating President Ferdinand Marcos. Napili siya bilang Woman of the Year ng Time Magazine noong 1986.
Kasalukuyang nasa ospital ngayon si dating Pangulong Aquino na ngayon ay 75 years old.
�Boracay boy� itong si Luis pero siyempre, mas maganda iyong ang kasama mo ay ang iyong lady love at hindi kasing dami ng tao sa Boracay ang nasa Bangkok. The same is true with OMB Chairman Edu Manzano and girlfriend Pinky Webb, na nakita rin sa NAIA.
Nagkita kaya ang mag-amang Edu at Luis? Sa Singapore naman kasi pumunta sina Edu at Pinky para doon palipasin ang Holy Week. Bumalik na rin sila kahapon, Easter Sunday dahil maaga ang trabaho nila this morning sa Umagang Kay Ganda ng ABS-CBN.