Sunday, June 29, 2008

24th Star Movie Actor of the Year regrets fellow actor’s snub of original offer


24th Philippine Movie Press Club’s Star Awards’ Best Actor Paolo Contis felt sorry for a fellow actor who was originally offered his role in Comguild Productions’ "Banal."

Was he referring to Dennis Trillo who begged off from the project because it was reportedly an indie film?

In his acceptance speech Friday night at the Ateneo de Manila University's Henry Lee Irwin Theater in Loyola Heights, Contis said he was lucky to have accepted the role - however second fiddle that he was.

He also dedicated his award to his girlfriend. Isabel Oli.

At the foot of the proscenium stage, Contis was so jolly and was proudly making faces.

2008 Star Movie Actress Ai Ai de las Alas was also jovial when she was handed the trophy but cracked jokes just the same when she delivered her acceptance talk.

She thanked all her co-nominees when she said "…sa kapwa ko nomina…" and abruptly suspended her sentence realizing it was ungrammatical. "Sorry na. Nominees. Sasabihin ko sana, nominated," said Ai Ai who was jokingly annoyed by a jeer in one corner of the hall.

Ai Ai was teary-eyed when she acknowledged the goodness of Someone Above There despite the intrigues thrown her way.

She also shared his award with her children.

Meanwhile, the only hitch on the show was Christopher de Leon’s non-appearance in his duet with Kuh Ledesma.

According to PMPC former president Letty G. Celi, Christopher could have notified the production he could not make the awards night but as the rites progressed throughout the evening he did not send any notice.

The PMPC officers and the production staff had panicked when the song number was already readied and de Leon wasn’t in sight.

But knowing Kuh as a professional, she went it alone with the "Duyan" number.

Meanwhile, here’s the roster list of the 2008 Star Awards for Movies:

Movie of the Year: "One More Chance" (Star Cinema)

Digital Movie of the Year: "Confessional" (Creative Programs, Inc.)

Movie Director of the Year: Cathy Garcia-Molina ("One More Chance"/Star Cinema thru Cinema One Originals and Oddfield Productions)

Digital Movie of the Year: Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Antipuesto ("Confessional"/ Creative Programs, Inc. thru Cinema One Originals and Oddfield Productions)

Movie Actress of the Year: Ai Ai de las Alas ("Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo"/Star Cinema and Viva Films)

Movie Actor of the Year: Paolo Contis ("Banal") Comguild Productions)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year: Eugene Domingo ("Pisay"/Solito Arts Productions, Philippine Science Foundation, and Pisay Batch ‘86)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year: Emilio Garcia ("Selda"/Star View Productions)

Movie Child Performer of the Year: Nash Aguas ("Angels": "Daddy’s Angel" episode/Eagle Eye Entertainment Productions)

New Movie Actress of the Year: Lovi Poe ("Shake, Rattle and Roll 9"/Regal Entertainment)

New Movie Actor of the Year: Matt Evans ("Shake, Rattle and Roll 9"/Regal Entertainment)|

Movie Editor of the Year: Marya Ignacio ("One More Chance"/Star Cinema)

Digital Movie Editor of the Year: Pats Ranyo ("Confessional"/Creative Programs, Inc. thru Cinema One Originals and Oddfield Productions)

Movie Production Designer of the Year: Willie Urbino ("Ataul For Rent"/Artiste Entertainment Works International)

Digital Movie Production Designer of the Year: Danny Red ("Selda"/Star View Productions)

Movie Original Screenplay of the Year: Vanessa Valdez ("A Love Story"/Star Cinema)

Digital Original Movie of the Year: Ramon UKit ("Confessional"/Creative Programs, Inc. thru Cinema One Originals and Oddfield Productions)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Manuel Teehankee ("One More Chance"/Star Cinema)

Digital Movie Cinematographer Of The Year: Rodolfo Aves, Jr. (Kadin /Bicycle Pictures and Ignite Media, Inc.) Cutting Edge Productions)

Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Raul Mitra ("Paano Kita Iibigin"/Star Cinema and Viva Films)

Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Vince de Jesus and Jobin Ballesteros ("Pisay"/Solito Arts Productions, Philippine Science Foundation, and Pisay Batch ‘86)

Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Ditoy Aguilar and Rudy Gonzales ("Ouija"/GMA Films and Viva Films)

Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Jerrold Tarog ("Confessional"/Creative Programs Inc. thru Cinema One Originals and Oddfield Productions)

Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: "Paano Kita Iibigin"–theme song from the movie "Paano Kita Iibigin" from Star Cinema and Viva Films / Composed by Ogie Alcasid/Interpreted by Piolo Pascual and Regine Velasquez.

Digital Original Theme Song of the Year: "Nandito Ako"–theme song from the movie "Selda" from Star View Productions/Composed by Paolo Villaluna and Pike Ramirez/Interpreted by Pike Ramirez and Veena Ramirez.

Special Awards:

Darling of the Press-Regine Velasquez

Ulirang Artista Awardee (Lifetime Achievement Award- Posthumous)–Mr. Rudy Fernandez

Star of the Night (from Lucida-ds Glutathione)-Male: John Lloyd Cruz

Female: Eula Valdez

Celebrity Fab of the Night (from Nature’s Harvest Fab)- Piolo Pascual & Maja Salvador

Face of the Night- (from Mendez Medical Group)-Piolo Pascual & Pops Fernandez

Celebrity Mom of the Night (from Cebuana Lhuillier)- Dawn Zulueta

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Angelica Panganiban now models and designs shoes


Young actress Angelica Panganiban has slimmed down so dramatically, the movie press couldn’t recognize her at once during the launch of the shoe brand that she's endorsing. Angelica even looks younger now compared to when she was first introduced in TV soap “Familia Zaragoza” back in 1995.

A former child star, Angelica now combines the aura of young girl and a woman's sensual, sexual potency--she looked dainty when she appeared before the media, complete with a huge red ribbon in her hair but that fragility is combined with a steely touighness that you see in her eyes, the set of her jaw.

It's that devastating beauty of a Lolita--in every sense of the Nabokov novel--that makes Angelica such an attention-grabber wherever she goes. No wonder her boyfriend model/actor Derek Ramsay is smitten with her.

Angelica was at the Mario d'Boro launch both as endorser and designer. She doesn't only model the shoes but will also contribute to their creation.

The actress said that she's very excited to present her concepts and designs of ladies shoes to the owner of Mario d’Boro.

“Gusto ko pong makapag-ambag ng talent ko sa design. I will present them to Mr. Peter Banico and get them patented. I hope he’ll like them,” said Angelica, who is now part of the cast of ABS-CBNs newest soap, “Iisa Pa Lamang.”

“Napag-isip-isip ko po kasi na marami pang puwedeng gawin at maisuot na sapatos. Mahilig po kasi ako sa kulay. At sabi ko, makakadagdag ang creations ko sa mga isinusuot kong sapatos sa taping at sa shooting.," she added.

When she's not acting or designing ladies' footwear, she spends time with Derek to, among other things, learn golf.

“Marami pa po akong kailangang matutunan sa golf. Ang sarap pong maglaro ng golf,” she said.

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Hello people! Wazzupblog will be posting again entertainment news.

Enjoy again the updated news about your favorite celebrities and other news.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Dennis Trillo Admit that He is the Father of Carlene Aguilar's Baby Boy

In an exclusive interview made by Showbiz Central, Dennis Trillo confessed to the public the truth about the rumor that he is the father of former Bb. Pilipinas World, Carlene Aguilar's son.

Carlene gave birth to "baby boy Ho" last September 22. The baby who was said to be the son of a Chinese businessman, was none other than Dennis Trillo.

Watch this video footage courtesy of

Both party denied before that Carlene's baby was the son of Dennis for the reason that they both agreed to keep it a secret and leave Carlene away from intrigues.

According to Zaido star, he will not run away from his responsibilities as a father and Calex Andrea should bring his name because he is the father.


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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Boy & Kris show reformat for the better

In one of Boy & Kris episode this week, they formally announced some changes that will happen in their show.

This is also to stop the rumors spreading that Kris Aquino will be out of the show because of their poor ratings.

Boy & Kris will undergo a so-called "reformat". Most of the time, Kris will be out of the studio doing some interviews. According to them, they will still have their studio guesting it's just that, they have to add some spice to their show for the better

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TV Ratings for Mega Manila (Sept. 25-27)

GMA-7 programs reigns once again when Eat Bulaga took the number 1 spot for daytime television while Zaido, Mga Mata ni Anghelita and Marimar took the first three spot in the primetime television.

On the other hand, ABS-CBN's Wowowee seems to be losing its grip on the top 10 as it continiously slips down same with Boy & Kris while Kapamilya Deal or No Deal seems to be doing well after its debut on the daytime slot last Monday.

Here are the top ten shows in daytime and in primetime from September 25 to 27:

September 25 (Tuesday)


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.3%
2. Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig (GMA-7) - 22.1%
3. Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (GMA-7) - 21.5%
4. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) - 19.4%
5. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
6. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 19%
7. Couple or Trouble (GMA-7) - 16.1%
8. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
9. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) / Pilipinas Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 15.3%
10. SiS (GMA-7) - 12.4%


1. Mga Mata Ni Anghelita (GMA-7) - 35.1%
2. Zaido (GMA-7) / Marimar (GMA-7) - 33.3%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 30.8%
4. Kokey (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
5. Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 27.8%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
7. Jumong (GMA-7) - 25.2%
8. Pangarap na Bituin (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
9. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
10. Natutulog Ba ang Diyos? (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%

September 26 (Wednesday)


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22%
2. Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap (GMA-7) - 21.6%
3. Couple or Trouble (GMA-7) - 21.1%
4. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 20.5%
5. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) - 20.3%
6. Pasan Ko ang Daigdig (GMA-7) - 19.6%
7. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 19.2%
8. Pilipinas Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17%
9. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
10. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.8%


1. Zaido (GMA-7) - 34.8%
2. Marimar (GMA-7) - 34.6%
3. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) - 33.5%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.2%
5. Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 28.9%
6. Kokey (ABS-CBN) - 28.8%
7. Jumong (GMA-7) - 27.6%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.2%
9. Pangarap na Bituin (ABS-CBN) - 23%
10. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%

September 27 (Thursday)


1. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) - 23.6%
2. Pasan Ko ang Daigdig (GMA-7) - 21.8%
3. Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap (GMA-7) - 21.7%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 20.1%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 19.2%
6. Pilipinas Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17.9 %
7. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
8. Couple or Trouble (GMA-7) - 17.1%
9. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
10. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.7%


1. Marimar (GMA-7) - 36.1%
2. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) - 36%
3. Zaido (GMA-7) - 34.1%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 33.5%
5. Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 30.3%
6. Kokey (ABS-CBN) - 29.6%
7. Jumong (GMA-7) - 26.3%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Pangarap Na Bituin (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
9. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
10. Natutulog Ba ang Diyos? (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%

source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

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Friday, September 28, 2007

ABS-CBN and GMA-7 gained 13 Nominations in 2007 Asian TV Awards

The two giant networks on Philippine television bags 13 nominations in the Asian TV Awards which will be held on November 29 at the Suntec Convention Hall in Singapore.

GMA-7 has nine (9) nominations while ABS-CBN has four (4).

ABS-CBN's Bandila and TV Patrol World were nominated for Best News Program for the "Subic Rape Case Promulgation" and "Taguig Hostage Drama," respectively competing with GMA-7's 24 Oras' coverage of "Super Typhoon Milenyo".

Other GMA-7 nominations were: Philippine Agenda's "Education" (an election-primer special) and Emergency's "Mga Batang Magsusunog" for Best Social Awareness Program; Kapuso Mo, Jessica Sojo was nominated for Best Infotainment Program, and Reporter's Notebook for Best Current Affairs Program. Reporter's Notebook anchor hosts Maki Pulido and Jiggy Manicad are also nominated for Best Current Affairs Presenter.

For the Best Comedy Performance by an Actor category, Ogie Alcasid and Michael V of Bubble Gang were included as nominees while Gina Pareño was nominated for Best Drama Performance by an Actress in the "Rehas" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Lastly, Edu Manzano's game show Pilipinas Game KNB? was nominated for Best Game Show or Quiz Program.

In the 12th year of the Asian Television Awards 2007 (ATA 2007), they reduced their categories into 29 categories to ensure better representation of the productions in Asia.

Asian TV Award is an award-giving body that recognizes and rewards programming and production excellence in the Asian television industry.

source: /

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Margarita: Wendy Valdez' Teleserye Ended So Soon

The Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 Third placer Wendy Valdez was surprised when her Teleserye titled Margarita ended last Friday, September 21, which is earlier than expected.

Margarita aired in ABS-CBN for less than two months and according to Wendy's previous interview with the press, Margarita will be aired until November.

The ABS-CBN management informed them about the sudden end of her teleserye for the reason that ABS-CBN have to adjust time for the new shows that will be aired in the Kapamilya channel.

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Sugarfree celebrates 8th Year in the Music Industry

Sugarfree will have its first major concert with the Manila Symphony Orchestra on September 29 at the Music Museum to celebrate their 8th anniversary in the music industry.

Sugarfree is composed of three members, Ebe Dancel, Jal Taguibao and Kaka Quisumbing and they team up again with the 33-piece Manila Symphony Orchestra for their first major concert of the year dubbed as Sugarfree Live!.

For ticket inquiries to Sugarfree Live!, please call Music Museum at 721-0635 and Ticketworld (located in all National Bookstores branches) at 891-9999. Tickets are priced at P300 (Orchestra Center), P200 (Orchestra Side), or P100 (Balcony).


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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two New Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

Canon took one step further than anyone has gone before with their two new cameras: the 35mm full-frame 21.1-Megapixel EOS 1Ds Mark III professional DSLR camera, and the EOS 40D DSLR camera.

The enhanced Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is the market leader of superior quality high-speed image processing which carries Canon’s most advanced photographic technologies all incorporated into the 35mm format.

On the other hand, the new and improved EOS 40D is packed with Canon’s integrated sensor cleaning function and 14-bit analog-digital (A/D) conversion, to deliver top-notch images and performance.

The two DSLR desired by every professional photographer all over the world is now available in the local market since September 2007.

For more info about these Canon’s two new cameras, visit their website at

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Lea Salonga Stars in Cinderella

Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga will play the role of "Cinderella" which will definitely be the biggest musical production in the Philippines.

According to producer Marc Routh "Cinderella" will cost about US $ 2 million to produce.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella will be directed by Aliw award winner Bobby Garcia and is produced by Broadway Asia Entertainment, with Marc Routh as Chief Operating Officer and will be shown for several weeks at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Manila.

Marc Routh said "Cinderella" will also have its Asian tour and may also hire other Filipino talents to join the band.

source: manila bulletin

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Deputy Director General Avelino I. Razon Jr. as the new chief of PNP

In a business forum organized by the local executives and businessmen in Iligan City, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced Deputy Director General Avelino I. Razon Jr. as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The new chief of Philippine National Police will replace PNP Director General Oscar C. Calderon who will retire on Oct. 1.

Deputy Director General Razon Jr. will start with his new position also on October 1.

source: manila bulletin

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Monday, September 24, 2007

ABS-CBN Star Magic Launched 2008 Catalogue

In celebration of ABS-CBN Star Magic’s fifteenth year, a grand launching of its 2008 catalog was held yesterday, September 23 lead by Mr. Johnny "Mr. M" Manahan and Ms. Rikka Dylim with a two-pronged pictorial exhibits at the 14th Floor of ABS-CBN EJL Building and at TriNoMa Mall, Quezon City.

The Star Magic talents came dressed all in white to grace the event. Every guest was given their copy of the 2008 catalogue.

The cover of the catalog features the twelve leading stars of Star Magic; John Lloyd Cruz, Claudine Barretto, and Piolo Pascual in the first row; Shaina Magdayao, Sam Milby, and Bea Alonzo in the second row; Kristine Hermosa, Diether Ocampo, and Roxanne Guinoo in the third row; and Rafael Rosell, Angelica Panganiban; and Zanjoe Marudo in the last row.

The Star Magic 2008 catalog was segregated into different divisions.

Here is the list per division:

"Leading Ladies"
Claudine Barretto, Kristine Hermosa, Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Rica Peralejo, and Roxanne Guinoo.

"Torch Bearers"
Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Sam Milby, Diether Ocampo, Zanjoe Marudo, Rafael Rosel, Dominic Ochoa, Carlos Agassi, and Jiro Manio.

"New Romantics"
Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks, and Empress Schuck and Enchong Dee.

Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Erich Gonzales, Nikki Gil, Lauren Young, Megan Young, Valeen Montenegro, Eda Nolan, Denise Laurel, Carla Humphries, Kaye Abad and Jodi Sta Maria.

"Boys To Men"
Victor Basa, Jake Cuenca, John Prats, Geoff Eigenmann, Rayver Cruz, John Wayne Sace, Joem Bascon, Aldred Gatchalian, Baron Geisler and Ketchup Eusebio.

"It Boys and Girls"
Michelle Madrigal,Paw Diaz, Helga Krapf, Zara Dela Peña, Isabel Blaesi, Johanna Villeta, Diane Medina, Janelle Quintana, Jason Abalos, Joross Gamboa, Ryan Ramos, AJ Dee, Rodjun Cruz, Dustin Sta Maria, Sergio Garcia, Raphael Martinez, Danilo Barrios, Joseph Bitangcol, Janus del Prado and Alwyn Uytingco.

"Actors with Character"
Pokwang, Roden Araneta, Gerry Montes, Bentong, Gian Carlos Terry, Charles Christianson, Gabb Drilon, Arron Villaflor, Anna Larrucea, Nikki Valdez, Aiza Marquez, Denise Joaquin, Dimples Romana, Kathleen Hermosa, Marco Aytona, Thou Reyes, Japoy Lizardo, Gian Sotto, Alfonso Martinez, Michael Manotoc, John "Sweet" Lapus, Chx Alcala, Say Alonzo, Gem Ramos, Cherryl Lou, Joyce So, Jaymee Joaquin, Jamilla Obispo, Franzen Fajardo, Jayson Gainza, Nene Tamayo, Rico Barrera, Bam Romana, Joaqui Mendoza, Fred Payawan, Zeppi Borromeo, Allyson Lualhati, Marc Acueza, Lui Villarus, Juddah Paolo, Archie Alemania, Gino Paul Guzman, JM Rodriguez, Nicole Angel, Michelle Ayalde, Princess Ryan, Gemma Fitzgerald, Cassandra Ponti, Malaya Lewandowski, Nina Dolino, and Michelle Murenec.

"The Next Big Things"
Chris Gutierrez, AJ Perez, Angelo Patrimonio, Arno Morales, Martin del Rosario, Mara Lopez, Zia Marquez, Mikee Lee, Dino Imperial, Aaron Agassi, Bryan Homecillo, Isabelle Abiera, Jessy Mendiola, Krista Valle, Daphne Cortes, Hiyasmin Neri, Caroline Riggs, Jenna Estrella, Bianca Reyes, Tim Espinosa, Puma de Borja, Jon Avila, Benj Besa, Marvin Raymundo, Jordan Aguilar, Franz Pumaren, Sharlene San Pedro, Nash Aguas, Eliza Pineda, Kristel Fulgar, Nina De Sgauin, Bea Nicolas, Alexis Ramos, Kathryn Bernardo, Jane Oineza, Miles Ocampo, Mara Schnittka, and Angeli Gonzales, Jet Paz, Sara Palad, Ronalisa Cheng, Katrina Nazario, Sean Ignacio, Moreen Guese, EJ Jallorina, Alfred Labatos, Iggyboy Flores, Young An Chiu, Carlo John Barrameda, Katrina Legaspi, Yuuki Kadooka, MJ Maranan, Kobi Vidanes, Celine Lim, Aaron Junatas, Khaycee Aboloc, Basty Alcanses, Angel Sy, Franz Yap, John Manalo, Kiray Celis, Steven Fermo, CJ Navato, Joshua Dionisio, Quintin Alianza, Julio Pisk, Darius Cardano, Mika dela Cruz, Sora Baars, and Cheska Billones, Jacob Dionisio, Gemmae Custodio, Mikylla Ramirez, Nikki Bagaporo, Mark Joshua Sayarot, Michael Jee Flores, and Julia Barretto.


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Tanya Garcia gives birth to baby girl Mischa Amidala

Tanya Garcia gives birth to a baby girl Mischa Amidala last September 16 and weighed 6.14 pounds in a hospital in Las Vegas.

Former Pampanga governor Mark Lapid along with his family were always at Tanya’s side.

Mark Lapid and Tanya Garcia's affair started last year after their movie “Batas Militar."


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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Human Rights Film: Rated X by MTRCB

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board gave the "Rights" an X rating because the scenes "are presented unfairly, one-sided, and undermines the faith and confidence of the government and duly constituted authorities, thus, not for public exhibition."

The “Rights” film is a compilation of short films portraying their views on the Philippines' human rights situation. This was produced by the groups Free Jonas Burgos Movement, Desaparecidos, Karapatan and the Southern Luzon Exposure.

The film was to have been shown on the 35th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration of former President Ferdinand Marcos, Friday, September 21.


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ABS-CBN got 4 nominations in 2007 Asian TV Awards

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation bags 2 nominations in 2007 Asian TV Awards for Best News Program category, 1 nomination for Best Game or Quiz Program and 1 nomination for Best Drama Performance by an Actress category.

ABS-CBN’s news programs “Bandila” (Subic Rape Case Promulgation) and “TV Patrol World” (Taguig Hostage Drama) competes for the Best News program category, while “Pilipinas Game KNB?” was nominated for Best Game or Quiz Program and Multi-awarded actress Gina Pareno was again recognized for her performance in “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” in the “Jail” (Rehas) episode for Best Drama Performance by an Actress category.

The Asian Television Awards winners will be announced in an awarding ceremony on Nov. 29, 2007 at the Suntec Convention Hall in Singapore.


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Britney Spears charged for parking lot crash

Britney Spears, 25-year old Pop Princess, was charged with misdemeanor counts of hit and run and driving without a valid license after being involved in a hit-and-run incident following a minor parking lot scrape.

The charges branched from an incident last August 6 in a private parking lot when paparazzi journalists captured her on film bumping another vehicle before driving off.

Britney Spears is scheduled to face arraignment on October 10 but not required to appear. Spears is also ordered by court commissioner to undergo drug and alcohol testing for her child custody conflict with ex-husband Kevin Federline.


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Friday, September 21, 2007

Bill Gates is still America's Wealthiest Man

For the 14th time, the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates is still the richest man in America with a net worth of $59 billion according to Forbes magazine's latest list of the wealthiest Americans. Bill was followed by Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway on the list with a net worth of $52 billion.

Here is the Top 25 on Forbes magazine's latest list of the wealthiest Americans.

#1 William Gates III ($59.0 billion) Microsoft
#2 Warren Buffett ($52.0 billion) Berkshire Hathaway
#3 Sheldon Adelson ($28.0 billion ) casinos, hotels
#4 Lawrence Ellison ($26.0 billion) Oracle
#5 Sergey Brin ($18.5 billion) Google
#5 Larry Page ($18.5 billion) Google
#7 Kirk Kerkorian ($18.0 billion) investments, casinos
#8 Michael Dell ($17.2 billion ) Dell
#9 Charles Koch ($17.0 billion) oil, commodities
#9 David Koch ($17.0 billion) oil, commodities
#11 Paul Allen ($16.8 billion ) Microsoft, investments
#12 Christy Walton & family, ($16.3 billion) Wal-Mart Inheritance
#12 Jim Walton ($16.3 billion) Wal-Mart
#12 S Robson Walton ($16.3 billion) Wal-Mart
#15 Alice Walton ($16.1 billion) Wal-Mart
#16 Steven Ballmer ($15.2 billion) Microsoft
#17 Abigail Johnson ($15.0 billion) Fidelity
#18 Carl Icahn ($14.5 billion) leveraged buyouts
#19 Forrest Mars Jr ($14.0 billion) candy, pet food
#19 Jacqueline Mars ($14.0 billion) candy, pet food
#19 John Mars ($14.0 billion) candy, pet food
#19 Jack Taylor & family ($14.0 billion) Enterprise Rent-A-Car
#23 Donald Bren ($13.0billion) real estate
#24 Anne Cox Chambers ($12.6 billion) Cox Enterprises
#25 Michael Bloomberg ($11.5 billion) Bloomberg

Forbes Magazine listed 400 on the list of the wealthiest Americans.

source: forbes mag/

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

APO Live in Lucena and The APO Collection at the Music Museum

After a successful Mga Kuwento ng APO...38 Years of Music and Friendship last August at the PICC Plenary Hall, Jim Paredes, Buboy Garrovillo, and Danny Javier of the APO Hiking Society will have another concert on October 12 and 13 titled The APO Collection at the Music Museum.

The APO Collection, which is presented by The Thirdline, Inc., promises to be an evening of pure entertainment that will treat the audience to a journey showcasing decades of genuine Filipino music. Even after 38 years, APO continues to inspire every Filipino, which brings out the pride of being Pinoy every time we hear their songs.

For ticket reservations to The APO Collection, call The Thirdline, Inc. at telephone numbers 426-0103, 426-5301, 0918-9379209, 0917-5324556, 0921-6650923. Tickets are also available at all TicketWorld outlets or call 891-9999.

Before the "APO Collection" at the PICC, there will be APO Hiking Society Live in Lucena at the Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City (Quezon Province) on October 6, 2007 at 7:00 in the evening. Ticket Hotline: (042)373-0146.

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Jay Manalo as Farmer in "Maalala Mo Kaya"

This Friday on Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), Jay Manalo will play the role of a seasonal farm worker or sakada in the sugar cane fields of Bacolod.

This documents a struggle of a boy against poverty, his father and the hardships of being a seasonal farm worker (sakada).

Cast: Jay Manalo (Miyong), Joshua Dionisio (Giling), Ana Capri (Miling), Nanding Josef (Old Miyong), Cris Villanueva (Old Giling), Kristel Fulgar (Rita), Hermie Concepcion (Old Miling). Written by Shugo Praico and directed by Chito Roño.

Maalaala Mo Kaya airs every Friday night on ABS-CBN and hosted by Ms. Charo Santos-Concio.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ai Sarap: Ai-Ai delas Alas' Food Chain Business

Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai dela Alas is now entering the world of business starting with her first branch of "Ai Sarap" Food Chain located at Maria Clara cor. Langit St. sa Sampaloc, Manila.

The first branch of "Ai Sarap" is an apartment-type unit with an Internet shop on the second floor.

Ai-Ai's food chain offers food with prices that are affordable and student friendly specially it is located near the school and hospitals like the University of Santo Tomas, St. Jude Hospital and Holy Family Clinic.

Aside from her Sampaloc branch, Ai-Ai is already putting up two more outlets of Ai Sarap at Pasig and Novaliches area.

Ai-Ai delas Alas' "Ai Sarap" food chain of had its soft opening last September 16.


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Piolo Pascual Admits Having an Affair with Pops Fernandez

Matinee Idol Piolo Pascual gave a shocking revelation of having a romantic affair with the Concert Queen and actress Pops Fernandez during a press conference.

Piolo did not add more details about his revelation for the reason that he does not want to trigger more intrigues and speculations and ruining Pops' present relationship.

The former wife of the Concert King Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez is now with actor-commercial model Jomari Yllana.

Piolo Pascual and Pops Fernandez had worked together on ABS-CBN’s weekly variety show "ASAP ’07."


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Explain before I comply!"--Joey de Leon

Joey de Leon was upset with the memo he received from GMA-7 officials and Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) regarding his actions and comments. This made the veteran host-comedian to file an indefinite leave of absence in his showbiz talk show, Startalk.

According to Joey, he was unclear of the memo he received and because Startalk is a talkshow, he decided to temporarily leave to avoid making a mistake and save the show and his co-host from being reprimanded.

“Explain before I comply,” said Joey asking MTRCB and his station officials to clear what he is to do and not to do.


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GMA-7 buys rights to remake Mexican telenovela "Rosalinda"

In the Philippine Entertainment Portal update, it says that GMA-7 buys rights to remake Mexican telenovela "Rosalinda” of the Mexican singer-actress, Thalia.

Rosalinda was the last soap done by Thalia which was shown on ABS-CBN which holds the record for the highest-rating primetime show (69.8 %) in the Philippines according to AGB Nielsen Philippines.

GMA-7 network separately purchased the right of Marimar and Rosalinda.

The remake of Rosalinda will start next year. The Filipino version of Marimar will end next year to be replaced by Joaquin Bordado starring the Philippine Action Superstar Robin Padilla.


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Christian Bautista apologized for Missing Lyrics of National Anthem

Christian Bautista apologized immediately after committing mistake in when singing the Philippine National Anthem in an exhibition match of bantamweight champion Gerry Peñalosa and NABF bantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion at the Metropolis Mall in Alabang last Sunday.

Watch this video interview of TV Patrol courtesy of egcesc.

Christian forgot to deliver two lines (Buhay ay langit sa piling mo / Aming ligaya na ‘pag may mang-aapi); therefore making his performance a shortened one.

source: patrol

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Christian Bautista's shortcut version of Lupang Hinirang

Singer, actor and model Christian Bautista seems to be very excited when he was invited to sing the Philippine National Anthem in a boxing match or he's a bit nervous that made him sing the "Lupang Hinirang" a shorter version.

Watch the video courtesy of antondy.


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List of winners at the 59th Emmy Awards

The list of winners at Sunday's 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Drama Series: "The Sopranos," HBO.

Comedy Series: "30 Rock," NBC.

Miniseries: "Broken Trail," AMC.

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.

Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

Made-for-TV Movie: "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO.

Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.

Creative Achievement in Interactive TV: Current.

Actor, Drama Series: James Spader, "Boston Legal," ABC.

Actor, Comedy Series: Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail," AMC.

Actress, Drama Series: Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC.

Actress, Comedy Series: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty," ABC.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, "Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Thomas Haden Church, "Broken Trail," AMC.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl," NBC.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Judy Davis, "The Starter Wife," USA.

Individual Performance, Variety or Music Program: Tony Bennett, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

Directing, Drama Series: "The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi," HBO.

Directing, Comedy Series: "Ugly Betty: Pilot," ABC.

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: "Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS.

Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.

Writing for a Drama Series: "The Sopranos: Made in America," HBO.

Writing, Comedy Series: "The Office: Gay Witch Hunt," NBC.

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," PBS.

Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Late Night With Conan O'Brien," NBC.


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License for GRO to stop prostitution

The Manila City Hall temporarily stopped raiding videoke bars and plans to issue license to legitimate Guest Relations Officer (GRO) and waitress.

This is to stop prostitution and for the legitimate GRO and waitress get out of trouble when raids and inspections are done on videoke bars.

However, Manila Police reiterate that they will still be strict and pursue inspections and raid over bars with illegal activities.


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Friday, September 14, 2007

PMAP celebrates 20 years in catwalks

The Philippine Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) celebrated their 20th anniversary last September 5 at The Peninsula Manila filled with nostalgia of fashion's past and present.

Two decades ago, Tina Maristela Ocampo, Ronnie Asuncion, and Robert David joined forces and created an organization aiming to “uplift, protect, and professionalize the modeling industry in the Philippines”.

PMAP was the first and only Asian association of models organized by models.

The celebration with a theme "Twenty Years of PMAP," showcased works by Auggie Cordero, Inno Sotto, Rajo Laurel, Ivarluski Aseron, Avel Bacudio, Vittorio, Mike de la Rosa, and Patrice Ramos-Diaz. The creations of Rhett Eala, Lulu Tan Gan, Antonio Garcia, Marden Iglesias, Gerry Katigbak, Jojie Lloren, Dennis Lustico, Anthony Nocom, Randy Ortiz, Frederick Peralta, Renee Salud, and Joey Samson were also modeled by past and current models of PMAP.


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Candy Magazine's list of Candy Cuties

Every year, Candy Magazine comes up with a list of Candy Cuties where hottest celebrities make it to their September issue.

Candy Mag’s September cover, Dino Imperial was the number one Candy Cutie this year and Sam Concepcion took the 2nd spot on the list, 3rd is Kean Cipriano of Callalily, with Gerald Anderson in the 4th spot.

Other hot celebrities who made it to the list were: Yael Yuzon of Spongecola at No. 5, Champ Lui Pio of Hale at No. 6, Enchong Dee makes it to No. 9, Victor Basa (No. 16), Marky Cielo (No. 17), Jake Cuenca (No. 18), Felix and Dominic Roco (Nos. 22 and 21, respectively), Rayver Cruz (No. 23), ABS-CBN talents Joem Bascon, Marvin Raymundo, and Jon Avila; Starstruck 4 graduate Aljur Abrenica, Fil-British football players James and Philip Younghusband, Philippine Idol finalist Gian Magdangal, MTV VJ hunt finalist Reuben Uy, Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, former Wazzup Wazzup tadjock Eri Neeman, PBB Season 2 alumni Robert Woods, Mickey Perz, and Bodie Cruz, singer Miguel Escueta, and Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros star Nathan Lopez.


Meet the Candy Cuties up close on September 22, Saturday from 1-9PM at the NBC Tent and enjoy live performances by Silent Sanctuary, Menaya, Chicosci, and Spongecola.

Grab a copy of Candy Magazine’s September issue as it counts as your ticket to the Candy Fair.

Candy Magazine is available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide at P85 per copy.

source: candy magazine/

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