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Jackie faces her fear

Matapos ng matagal na paghihintay ay tuloy na nga ang afternoon drama na Sisid, na pagbibidahan ni Jackie Rice. Naging usap-usapan ang matagal na paglabas ng show na ito dahil hindi marunong si Jackie lumangoy, and the people are aware of her phobia sa tubig, kaya naman nagdaan muna si Jackie sa training sa paglangoy.

Natuto na kaya si Jackie matapos ang ilang buwan ng pagte-training?

“Wala namang taong hindi natututo ‘di ba?” sagot niya.

Nahirapan ba siya sa kanyang swimming at diving lessons para sa kanyang role sa show na ito?

“Mahirap kasi wala talaga akong alam sa pag-swim. And yung fear ko, na-overcome ko naman siya. At saka eto naman, yung swimming, hindi ko lang naman siya magagamit for the show e. After naman ng show magagamit ko rin siya pansarili ko. So ayun, malaking tulong siya. Naturuan na nga ako, nagkatrabaho pa ako, tapos magagamit ko pa siya,” kuwento niya.

Ano naman ang kanyang pakiramdam sa mga bumabatikos sa kanyang pagkakapili bilang lead actress ng show na ito knowing that she did not know how to swim?

“Siyempre, nahihiya ako kasi hindi naman talaga ako marunong lumangoy. Nung binigay [ito] sa’kin, parang ‘Wow, gusto ko talagang magkatrabaho, pero parang imposible naman kasi hindi ako marunong lumangoy.’” Paglalahad niya. “So pinaturuan nila ako. and from there, siguro hinintay nila na yung confidence ko sa sarili ko e kaya ko na ba sa ilalim?”

Dagdag pa ng dalaga, “Siguro kung hindi nga para sa’kin, e hindi ako nandito.”

Ayon naman kay Jackie, patuloy ang kanyang pagpupursigi para mapagbuti pa ang kanyang paglangoy para sa kanyang role sa Sisid.

“Siyempre. Sayang naman, work na yun, mawawala pa? So talagang super training ako under the sea!”

Nadine Samonte inhibits self from Bela-Marian tiff

Kapuso talent Nadine Samonte is not eager to comment on the issue involving her “Endless Love” co-stars Bella Padilla and Marian Rivera. According to the 22-year-old actress, a reaction from her would only add fuel to the fire. Asked if her retort should be considered as a revelation of sorts that there is indeed tension on the set of the soap, Samonte gave an enigmatic smile and told Bulletin Entertainment, “No. Ang ibig kong sabihin is that…ayoko na sumali sa issue dahil pareho ko sila kaibigan at ayoko lumala ito.” Recall that Padilla was alleged to have gotten Rivera jealous over her boyfriend Dingdong Dantes. Rumors have it that Rivera even confronted Padilla during which she told her to keep her hands off the hunk.

In an exclusive email interview with Bulletin Entertainment, Padilla said of Dantes, “Our interests and personalities are so different. I’m a hundred percent sure that I have never given her (Marian) any reason to be jealous because I’ve never done or thought anything to imply that I’m interested in Dingdong.” Samonte said that while the matter is being played up by media, she doesn’t feel any strain between Padilla and Rivera. “Pinag-uusapan pa kasi kaya ayun, minsan tuloy parang meron,” she said. Still, if push comes to shove, Samonte admits she would side with Rivera. “Kung sakali lang ito, huh,” she began. “Pero oo, sa tingin ko I’d side with Marian. Not that I won’t listen to whatever Bella would say din…pero, kasi nga mas malapit ako kay Marian.” Did Rivera tell her anything about it? “Meron–pero amin na lang ‘yon.” Samonte mused that the delicate nature of their work often breeds misunderstanding among its players. “Kaya nga ako, madalas ay alangan ako sa mga eksena na may halikan and all. Baka kasi…kasi…minsan mahirap din [on an actor’s part]. “We have to give our all in every scene, in every take. Tapos takot ka na kahit paano eh may magalit sa ‘yo.” Although busy with numerous acting assignments, Samonte is also on the look out for other means of livelihood. “Gusto ko din ‘yang mga business-business. Naiisip ko ngayon bumili ng ilang pirasong motorbikes and gawin tricycle. Kahit tatlo lang muna siguro. ‘Yong tipong hulugan.” Samonte already owns a couple of condo units. “Ang maganda with them [condo units] they earn without you doing much,” she said. On the horizon, too, is the planned 2012 wedding with her non-showbiz boyfriend. “Yeah, tuloy ‘yon. Pero right now, pareho kami, ipon muna,” Samonte said, laughing.

Aljur Abrenica denies having gay benefactors

GMA-7 lead male actor Aljur Abrenica, in a recent press conference for the upcoming fantasy series Ilumina, denies issues saying that he has gay benefactors.

A member of the entertainment press asked Aljur during the presscon of the new GMA-7 series if he has gay benefactors. Aljur was surprised with the question ,which was delivered with utmost audacity.

Aljur was speechless for a time before he can answer the simple question. He, however, outrightly denied the issue of having gay benefactors.

Aljur is among the main casts of Ilumina, which stars Rhian Ramos and Jackie Rice as Siamese twins who possess supernatural powers. It had been earlier reported that Aljur will be leaving his former onscreen partner Kris Bernal for a new loveteam with Rhian. Ilumina is also among the first projects of newly transferred Kapuso star Cesar Montano.

LJ reyes and Paolo Avelino are expecting for their baby

It was confirm that the young star is indeed preggy, with another starstruck alumni as the father of the baby.

It was said that LJ is 6 months pregnant and will be flying to New York, where her mother is based, to give birth to the big apple. According to a source the couple revealed the news to their family during the Christmas season and the families of them are very supportive in keeping the baby.

The couple decided to came out with the truth  because they don’t want to fool their fans.  Whatch the couple as they tell their stories and plans this weekend on GMA 7′ Showbiz talk shows,  Startalk and Shobiz Central.

Nancy Castigione’s come back

Nancy’s comeback is a “reunion of sorts” according to her, because of her works that she had done before getting pregnant and gave birth to her twins.  One of her first job was as special co-host at starstruck V which she was used to do during the first season and through this she was reunited with her former co-host Dingdong Dantes. Another reunion is with PLDT DSL which according to her, before she got pregnant she was going on circuit and doing hosting job for the said company.

It is not possible that Paolo Contis will be discuss nor talk since she and Paolo was an item before.  and in the recent blessing with her ex she gave some advise and said she was happy for Paolo and Lian

Marian Rivera Jag Commercial in EDSA

Marian Rivera is all over television these days. You can see her every night in her high rating fantaserye tv series, Darna. Soon she will be pairing with Dindong Dantes again in GMA7′ version of Endless Love – Autumn In My Heart.

MR can also be seen in numerous tv commercial fop tuna, alcohol and others.
And now, MR can also be seen in the streets, all over EDSA! I am used to seeing her pretty face fronting huge condominium bldg of SM, but now, Marian Rivera can be seen in a big screen along edsa promoting Jag Jeans!

Have you seen it?

Princess Snell Piero Vergara Eliminated Starstruck V

Princess Snell and Piero Vergara are the two starstruck finalists that got eliminated tonight! Hosted by Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo, they announced the two starstruck who got eliminated with breath taking suspense!

Princess Snell

She is the cutie from Laguna whose showbiz-oriented dreams is rooted in the desire to give her family a good future.

Basic Info
Name: Princess Snell
Nickname: Cess, Tink, Tinky, Cristina
Birthday: April 14, 1992
Birth Place: Pacita, Laguna
Showbiz Anniversary: November 29, 2009

Piero Vergara

He is the happy-go-lucky guy from Davao who also wants to be known as a journalist, a songwriter and an author.

Basic Info
Name: Piero Vergara
Nickname: Piero
Birthday: June 25, 1993
Birth Place: Davao
Showbiz Anniversary: November 29, 2009

Ryan Agoncillo: TV5 Or GMA7?

Iba’t ibang pangalan ang nabanggit sa mga report tungkol sa offer ng GMA-7 para sa pag-host ng Season 3 ng Survivor Philippines.

Nabanggit sina Chris Tiu, JC Tiuseco, Paolo Abrera, at Dingdong Dantes sa diumano’y kinukunsidera bilang kapalit ni Paolo Bediones to host Survivor Philippines Season 3. Lumipat na kasi si Paolo sa TV 5 kung saan bukod sa paglabas sa TV ay may managerial position din ito sa naturang network.

Hindi nababanggit si Ryan Agoncillo as one of those being considered to replace Paolo gayong siya ang alam naming pormal na binigyan ng offer to host Survivor Philippines Season 3. In fact, isa lang ang naturang reality show sa maraming offers kay Ryan once pumayag siyang pumirma ng one-year exclusive contract sa Kapuso network.

Sa pagkakaalam ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), in-offer din kay Ryan ang role na Andrew sa Pinoy adaptation ng Endless Love: Autumn In My Heart, na balik-tambalan nina Marian Rivera bilang Jenny at Dingdong Dantes bilang Johnny.
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Top-rated TV offerings of 2009

2009 was a great year for the Kapamilya and Kapuso networks. Both ABS-CBN and GMA-7 offered highly-anticipated shows that claimed ratings supremacy. A new contender to the ratings war, TV5, also emerged as a worthy competitor this year.

Cutthroat competition was so fierce that the list of top shows ranked by market researchers TNS and AGB Nielsen, and published here in PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), tended to vary from week to week.

Here are some of the television shows that topped the ten rankings of TV shows by TNS and AGB in 2009, and their numbers during their period of supremacy.

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Joross Gamboa is The Newest Kapuso Star

Sasalubungin ni Joross Gamboa ang taong 2010 ng maraming bago sa buhay niya. Bukod sa pagkakaroon ng bagong manager sa katauhan ni Noel Ferrer, may bagong “tahanan” din ang young actor dahil sa bago niyang show, ang First Luv ng GMA-7.

Isa nang Kapuso ang dating questor ng Star Circle Quest ng ABS-CBN simula sa 2010.

Bago magtapos ang 2009 ay nakapagdesisyon si Joross na hindi na mag-renew ng panibagong kontrata sa kanyang manager na si Becky Aguila. Pero ayon sa young actor, naging maganda naman ang pag-uusap nila ng dating manager.

“Tapos na yung contract ko with Tita Becky,” sabi ni Joross sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal). “Maayos naman yung naging pag-uusap namin. Kumbaga, on my part, gusto ko naman siguro na mag-try ng bagong management. New year, parang sige, bago naman lahat.
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MMFF 2009 Winners, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture

Here is the list of winners of the just-concluded awards night of the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival which was held at the SMX Convention Center:

Ang Panday (Imus Productions/GMA Films)

I Love You, Goodbye (Star Cinema)

Ang Darling Kong Aswang (Octoarts/APT Entertainment)

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Encantadia “The Second Saga”

It just started as a spin-off to Mulawin but Encantadia became such a hit in Mega Manila that it was extended to its second book entitled “Etheria” and extended even further with Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas.

In July 2005, according to AGB Nielsen Media Research, Encantadia topped primetime ratings by earning 22.6% in total individual charts and a chunk rating of 40%, overtaking Darna, Sugo and Kampanerang Kuba. Encantadia was only beaten by Darna on June. It never lost in the ratings game after that span of time, in December of that same year GMA’s Rival network launched Panday to pit against Encantadia and Sugo but Panday failed to dent the ratings of both Encantadia and Sugo thus it was axed after a few weeks of airing. Among all soap operas in the Philippines has the highest ratings of 45% average (usually 40% above) according to AGB, a local media research firm.

In the teaser released by GMA in theaters on Christmas Day and during the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival run, another sequel of Encantadia is set for 2010 and it has a tentative title Encantadia: Isang Bagong Mundo. The title in the teaser, however, says “Encantadia: The Second Saga.” The images are blurred which means there’s no confirmed cast yet for the said fantaserye. But according to reports, GMA is eyeing for Rhian Ramos, Carla Abellana, Jennylyn Mercado and Jackie Rice for the ’sanggre’ roles. Iza Calzado (the original Amihan) or Claudine Barretto will play the role of Ynang Reyna.

Heir to Francis M’s Throne

Sa panayam ng showbiz talkshow na Startalk nitong Sabado, inilahad ng biyuda ni Francis na si Pia kung sino ang sa mga anak ni Francis ang nagmana ng upuan ng kanilang ama sa lamesa at sa sining na nagpaalab sa makabayang damdamin ng mga Pilipino.

Sa pagtatanong ng mga host na sina Lolit Solis, Ricky Lo at Butch Francisco, sinabi ni Pia na ang batang si Arkin ang umukupa sa upuan ni Francis sa kanilang hapag-kainan.

“Arkin seats there kasi ever since parang gusto n’ya doon umupo, si father Arkin,” biro ni Pia. “Parang ano n’ya gustong-gusto n’ya yung place na ‘yon.”

Ayon kay Pia, sa tradisyunal at nakaugaling paraan ipinagdiwang ng pamilya ang disperas ng Pasko na sa unang pagkakataon ay hindi nila kapiling si Francis – na 25 Noche-Buena naman niyang nakasama.
Sa mga anak ni Francis, sinabing si Elmo ang nagmana ng talento ng ama at gusto raw niyang ipagpatuloy ang naiwang musika ng master rapper.

“Kasi the people din naman who watched me perform they like din how I perform. Kasi they see pap (dad) in me, parang nakuha ko raw talaga yung skills from him,” ayon kay Elmo.
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‘The Last Prince’ is GMA’s First Bet for 2010

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal hits the main primetime slot of GMA Telebabad in the fantaserye “The Last Prince” which is the kapuso network’s first offering for 2010.

Helmed by Mac Alejandre, The Last Prince will begin airing on January 11, 2010.

Also starring in “The Last Prince” are Rosalinda loveteam Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann who are now demoted playing support to “Alkris.”

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GMA 7 2010 TV Series

GMA 7 line-up of shows for 2010 on it’s Telebabad block includes: Captain Barbell – Richard Gutierrez, The Last Prince – Aljur and Kris, Panday Kids – Jolina, Buboy Villar, Lovi Poe, JC De Vera, Diva – Regine, Mark Anthony, Glaiza, Encantadia: Second Saga and Endless Love – Marian and Dingdong.

GMA 7 Telebabad Shows for 2010. Here are the line up of new TV shows, TV series of GMA-7 for the upcoming year 2010.