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Regine Tolentino and Eagle Riggs Quit Unang Hirit?

Unang Hirit has been consistently in the top of TV rankings for the early morning show for the past a couple of years already. And recently, they celebrated their 10th year anniversary making them the longest running early morning TV.

Now, there are rumors everywhere that Regine Tolentino and Eagle (Eagle Riggs) are leaving Unang Hirit. Why? Apparently they refused to renew their contract with GMA-7 because their talent fees were not hiked.

The two who co-host the network’s early morning show “Unang Hirit” were said to have expected a bit of an increase in their new contract. According to sources, this did not materialize.

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Lolit Solis dares Hayden Kho Jr.

Hinamon ni Lolit Solis ang kontrobersiyal na si Hayden Kho Jr na sumalang sa interview ng mga host ng Startalk ng GMA 7 kung totoo na wala itong galit sa palabang host at talent manager.

Inihayag ni Manay Lolit ang hamon kay Hayden nitong Sabado sa one-on-one interview na ginawa sa kanya ng kapwa host sa Startalk at kinikilalang entertainment guru, na si Joey de Leon.

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Zeryl Lim – Starstruck 3rd Elimination

Zeryl Lim is the 3rd one to get eliminated in GMA 7’s reality TV, artista search – Starstruck. Fianca Cruz was the first one eliminated followed by Rye Burgos and how this week, it was Zeryl Lim.

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Daiana Meneses Dating Carlos Guevarra – Couples?

Daiana Meneses (or Dianna Meneses) is exclusively dating Carlos Guevarra. This is according to her in an interview with Manila Bulletin. Although she said that they are dating, the boyfriend stage is not there yet. Daiana Meneses considers someone as a boyfriend if they have been going out and new the person for at some 3 years or so (that’s wayyy tooo long).

“We’re together. I cannot tell you na boyfriend ko na siya kasi parang maaga pa. I should know him for at least three years to call him boyfriend. I don’t wanna call him my boyfriend. You can say we’re exclusively dating,” explains Daiana in an interview with Manila Bulletin Entertainment Online after GMA-7’s press party on Dec. 14.

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Francine Prieto leaves GMA-7

Francine Prieto

Francine Prieto

Francine Prieto‘s exclusive contract with network giant, GMA-7 has expired and apparently was not renewed by GMA management.

The sexy actress has no show on the Kapuso network nowadays. Her last appearance was on “Darna” as Babaeng Tuod.

In a text message sent to friends, she said: “Hi po. Francine here. Wala na po ako exclusive network contract with GMA kaya free na po ako mag-guesting sa iba. Tapos na rin po ako sa Darna and I left Bubble Gang na rin po due to personal issues. Kung may guestings, project or raket, you may contact Ricky Gallardo. Kung may problem, you may text me. Have a great day!”

Francine rose to fame when she disrobed for a couple of men’s magazine but she actually started in the biz as Ana Marie Falcon in Kuya Germ’s famed teen show, “That’s Entertainment.”

Francine got her second wind when she reinvented herself and appeared in a few sexy films. She then went on to appear in comedy films including “Bikini Open.”

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Fianca Cruz – First Eliminated Star Struck V

Amongst the 14 Starstruck finalist, the first one to be voted out was Fianca Cruz. The hosts, Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo announced that the jury may cancel the elimination night and save the one who will be eliminated, but they didn’t want to and so the first StarStruck elimination was held.

About Fianca Cruz:

She is the impassioned dancer from Pasig who has dreamed to be an artista since she was a kid.

Basic Info
Name: Fianca Cruz
Nickname: Fia, Faye
Birthday: November 24, 1990
Birth Place: Pasig City
Showbiz Anniversary: November 29, 2009

Martial law declared in Maguindanao – President Arroyo

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared martial law in Maguindanao, a senior Malacañang official announced Saturday.

The declaration, contained in Proclamation 1959, also suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the province, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita told an early Palace briefing.

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said the President took the “bold step” in answer to the cries of the more than 50 victims of the massacre in Maguindanao last November 23.

The Ampatuans, a powerful clan in the province, have been tagged as suspects in the killings and the crackdown on members of the family began with the arrest of Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., days after what has been considered as the worst election-related violence in the country.

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Bayani Agbayani, Kapuso Again!


Pagkatapos magulantang ng marami sa pagpirma ni Claudine Barretto ng two-year contract sa GMA-7 kahapon, isa pang Kapamilya ang lumipat na sa bakuran ng Kapuso network.

Kinumpirma kahapon, November 25, ng komedyanteng sia Bayani Agbayni ang paglipat niya sa Kapuso network. “Ako po’y lumipat na sa GMA-7,” aniya nang mainterbyu siya sa radio program na Wow! Ang Showbiz! sa DWIZ.

Ano na ang mga programa niya sa bago niyang tahanan?

“Hindi muna puwedeng sabihin, pero ang makakasama ko, hopefully, sana matuloy, awa ng Diyos, si Mommy Dionisia [Pacquiao], at saka the champ, Manny Pacquiao,” sagot ni Bayani. Iba pa raw ang show na ito sa umeereng Show Me Da Manny nina Pacman at Marian Rivera.

Pero napag-alaman ng PEP na ang mga programang gagawin ni Bayani sa GMA-7 ay ang Todo Bigay, kung saan makakasama niya sina Manny at Mommy Dionisia, at ang early primetime series na First Luv, na pagbibidahan naman nina Joshua Dionisio at Barbie Forteza.

Ano ang dahilan ng paglipat niya sa GMA-7? Nagbigay ba siya ng time frame sa ABS-CBN na kung hindi siya mabibigyan ng trabaho ng istasyon, tatanggapin niya ang alok ng rival network nito?

“Hindi naman,” sabi ng komedyante. “Sabihin natin na talagang napakalaki naman ng naitulong sa pamilya ko ng ABS-CBN. Kaya lang, talagang ganyan ang negosyo, ganyan ang business ng network. Minsan may trabaho ka, minsan wala. Ang sarap siguro ng may tinatrabaho. Kailangan kumilos ka, siyempre, may binubuhay ka ring pamilya. May iniisip kang mga plano para sa iyong career.”

Totoo bang nagpalit na rin siya ng manager?

“Si Tita A [Angge o Cornelia Lee], nandiyan pa rin sa likuran ko. Kaya lang, meron na rin akong manager na tutulong sa akin sa pagpaplano ng career ko sa GMA-7, si Noel Ferrer. Dati ring nasa ABS ‘yan, ngayon nasa GMA na siya. Si Tita A nandiyan pa rin para maging consultant,” ani Bayani. (Si Noel ang siya ring manager ni Ryan Agoncillo.)

Hindi raw alam ni Tita A ang paglipat niya sa GMA-7. Totoo ba ito?

“Nagpaalam ako kay Tita Cory [channel head ng ABS-CBN], nagpaalam ako sa ABS, at nagpaalam din ako kay Tita A bago ako pumunta ng GMA-7. Hindi si Tita A ang kinuha ko para sa GMA, kasi alam naman natin na si Tita A nagtatrabaho sa ABS-CBN. So, para mas mabilis na rin ang proseso, si Noel Ferrer na lang, na mismong si Ma’am Wilma Galvante [SVP for Entertainment TV ng GMA-7] ang nagbigay sa akin para mas alagaan ang aking career sa GMA.”

Dagdag ni Bayani, “Galing naman ako sa GMA. Diyan galing ang Bayani Agbayani, si Ma’am Wilma ang nagbigay sa akin niyan. Ninang ko kasi siya sa kasal. Parang nagbalik-bahay lang ako. At siyempre, kung ano ang nasimulan ko, dun na rin ako matatapos. At doon na rin ako tatanda.”

Naging bahagi si Bayani ng morning program na Katok Mga Misis at ng variety show na Salo-Salo Together (SST) noong mid-’90s.

Wala bang counter-offer ang ABS-CBN sa kanya nang magpaalam siya?

“Actually, kay Tita A talaga ako nagpaalam,” sabi ni Bayani. “Nag-thank you ako kay Tita Cory, at sa ABS-CBN sa mga nagawa nila sa akin. Talaga namang sobra ang pagbabago sa pamilya ko. Naging masarap ang buhay namin sa tulong ng ABS-CBN, kaya nagpasalamat ako sa lahat ng tulong nila sa akin.

“Nung umalis naman ako sa GMA,” patuloy ni Bayani, “nagpunta ako sa ABS-CBN. Nagsisimula pa lang ako nun, wala akong sinabing masama against GMA-7, doon ako nagsimula. Malaki ang naitulong nila sa akin para makapasok ako ng ABS-CBN at mapagsimulan ko ang pagiging artista ko.

“Dapat naman gano’n lagi, e. Para sa akin, ang bawat artista gano’n lagi ang sinasabi kesa siraan ang isang network. Kasi sa totoo lang, business ‘yan, negosyo ‘yan. Kung ano ang sabihin ng nasa itaas, dapat igalang natin. Ito ang trabahong alam natin, ito yung trabahong pagbubutihin natin, saka ito ang trabahong bubuhay sa atin kaya dapat pagbutihin natin,” saad ni Bayani, na ngayon ay balik-Kapuso.

Dingdong Dantes excited to work with Marian Rivera again

Ayon kay Dingdong Dantes, posibleng hanggang summer 2010 pa magra-run ang Family Feud. Ito ang dahilan kaya hindi pa niya masabi kung magsisimula na ba siya ng panibagong soap opera sa GMA-7 since magtatapos na ang Stairway to Heaven nila ni Rhian Ramos.

“Parang pangit din naman yata na dalawang beses kang nakikita sa primetime,” banggit ni Dingdong.

May balitang magsasamang muli sina Dingdong at Marian sa pelikula at telebisyon next year. Totoo ba ito?

“Definitely, yes! Darating ang next year na magkakasama kaming muli. Maaaring sa TV or pelikula, or kung hindi man, sa stage play!” biro pa niya.

After his successful team-up with Rhian Ramos in Stairway To Heaven, gusto pa ba niyang makatrabahong muli ang young actress?

“It’s, of course, beyond my control,” sagot ni Dingdong. “Ang buhay naman kasi ng isang tandem, nakasalalay sa istorya, sa tamang material. Maaaring magkamali ‘yan kung hindi maganda rin ang susunod. So, kung sinuman at kung anuman ang susunod, we have to be careful.”

Personally, gusto ba niyang makatrabaho muli si Rhian for his next drama series?

“Ako, mas excited ako na makatrabahong muli si Marian,” pag-amin niya.

May usap-usapan naman na ang gagawin nina Dingdong at Marian na primetime series ay remake ng isa sa “Endless Love” Koreanovela na ipinalabas sa GMA-7. Alinman daw sa Autumn In My Heart, Winter Sonata, at Summer Scent ang magsisilbing reunion project ng dalawa.

Kung sa huling interview ng press kay Dingdong ay hindi pa niya masabi kung ano ang Christmas gift niya kay Marian, sa pagkakataong ito ay inamin na niya kung ano ang ibibigay niya sa kanyang rumored girlfriend. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)

Isa itong Darna chair na pinasadya pa raw niya talaga. Pero nangiti si Dingdong nang sabihin namin na siguradong may iba pa siyang regalo bukod dito at umoo na lang siya. Kung ano yung iba pa na yun, hindi na niya binanggit pa.

Second Christmas na nila ni Marian na magkasama bilang couple. Would he say na mas masaya ngayon kumpara last year na magulo pa ang sitwasyon ng relasyon nila?

“Masaya… hindi magulo yun,” nakangiting paglilinaw ni Dingdong. “Pero happy ako nun. Magulo kasi yung sitwasyon, pero yung stability, happy ako.”

Tila wala yatang kapaguran si Dingdong, lalo na ngayong linggong ito dahil sa dami ng projects at activities niya na naka-schedule. Hindi ba siya napapagod sa dami ng ginagawa niya?

“Well, actually, okey naman, nama-manage naman lahat. Medyo nakakaramdam lang ako ng pagod kapag nagkakaroon ng schedules na biglang pumapasok. Pag ganun, medyo mahirap,” nakangiti niyang sabi.

Dingdong Dantes on new Family Feud Host

Ganadung-ganado si Dingdong Dantes nang mag-taping siya para sa bago niyang hosting job sa Family Feud noong Huwebes ng gabi, Nobyembre 19, sa GMA-7. Sa November 30 ang una niyang labas sa naturang game show kunsaan pinalitan niya si Richard Gomez. Hindi niya inakala na isang araw ay tatayo siya bilang host nito.

“Natatandaan ko pa kasi ang time na naglaro kami sa Family Feud. Team Dyesebel pa kami noon. Muntik na kaming manalo that time. Kaya napapangiti ako kasi hindi ko inakala na balang araw I would be experiencing this bilang game show host na.

“Alam ko na nakapag-establish na si Richard Gomez sa show na ito and that is a tough act to follow. Kaya ginagawa ko rin ang mga ginagawa rin ni Goma. I am being natural and I am enjoying every minute of the show,” ngiti ni Dong.

Richard Gutierrez amazed by Christine Reyes’ beauty

Richard Gutierrez amazed by Christine Reyes’ beauty, here’s a story taken directly from GMANews.TV…

Ibinisto ni Annabelle Rama na nabighani ang anak niyang si Richard Gutierrez sa ganda ni Christine Reyes na leading lady ng aktor sa suspense-thriller movie na “Patient X.”



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Sa ulat ni entertainment reporter Nelson Canlas, sinabi ni Annabelle na nagkabulul-bulol ang kanyang anak na si Richard sa pagbitiw ng kanyang linya sa script dahil sa labis nitong humanga sa FHM Sexiest Pinay na si Christine Reyes.

“Alam busy ngayon si Richard kay Christine Reyes. Kahapon nagkabulul-bulol ang dialogue n’ya mula nang makaharap n’ya si Cristine Reyes,” sambit ni Annabelle sa Chika Minute portion ng GMA news 24 Oras nitong Martes.

Hindi naman itinanggi ng aktor ang paghanga sa bagong kapareha.

“Kasi nga ngayon ko lang siya naka-trabaho, ngayon ko lang siya kinikilala ng husto… siyempre parang, siguro kahit sinong bigyan ng pagkakataon siguro mapapatingin kay Christine,” pahayag ni Richard.

Sa ginanap na launching FHM issue kung saan cover si Christine, halatang kinilig naman ang dalaga nang tanungin tungkol kay Richard, ayon sa ulat.

Survivor Philippines Palau Update Day 4 Justine to Come Back

This post was originally posted at TVMovieMusicMoney.

Survivor Philippines Palao: Justine Ferrer, the beauty queen Out! Last week, the first tribal council showed us the first castaway to be voted out from the island… and it was Justine Ferrer, the beauty queen.

Everyone thought it was going to be Ma’am Carol Gementiza, strict teacher.. but the other tribe gave her immunity and Mam caron did not gave it away. Second choice to be voted out was the apparent weakling, Charles, Charles Fernandez, raketista.

But it turned out that Justine Ferrer was the first one to be voted out.

Watch Survivor PHilippines Palau tonight because there will be a twist. Looks like Justine wont be going home just yet.

GMA-7’s “Are You the Next Big Star?” Winners: Francheska Farr and Geoff Taylor

Are you the next big star has concluded last night! And the winners have been declared.

16-year-old Francheska Farr of Las Piñas and 23-year-old Geoff Taylor of Cagayan were declared the winners of GMA-7’s original reality-based singing contest “Are You The Next Big Star?.”

They were each awarded 1 million pesos, a brand new condo unit from Avida Towers in New Manila, a recording contract with GMA Records, an exclusive management contract with GMA Artist Center, and 100,000 pesos worth of clothes from Danny Tan and Pepsi Herrera.

The show was hosted by Regine Velasquez and Keempee de Leon and judges include Pops Fernandez, Danny Tan, Mon Faustino, Annie Quintos, and Vernie Varga.

Congratulations to both winners, the first “Are you the next big stars”!

Philippine Survivor Palau to Premier Monday!

Philippine Survivor Palau will be premiering this Monday on Kapuso Station GMA 7. The show will once again be hosted by Paolo Bediones.

Paolo Bediones promises a “bigger and better” Survivor Philippines: Palau.

THE NEW LOCATION. Kung ang first season ng Survivor Philippines ay ginawa sa Thailand, ngayong second season ay sa Palau naman dinala ang 16 castaways. Ang Palau ay bahagi ng Micronesia at isa sa island nations sa Pacific Ocean.

Ipinaliwanag ni Paolo kung bakit ang Palau ang napili nilang location para sa ikalawang season ng Survivor Philippines.

Aniya, “Palau is one of the most favorite destinations of… Even Survivor CBS host Jeff Probst, he was asked what destination would you like to go back to for vacation, for work, he mentioned Palau. So we had several options ready, but we wanted a place that was nearby and yet the environment is unlike anything you see on TV.

“Yes, you see it on travel shows. But you see it on Survivor Philippines environment, it totally changes the look of Palau, the feel of Palau for us as a viewer. When we were there, sobrang inspiring yung tubig, the location and the challenges… It’s unbelievable! We cannot wait to see what it looks like on TV.

“Palau, we chose also because of its practicality. Mas malapit sa Pilipinas, 500 miles away lang. There were flights every other day to get to Palau. There were also the people we have worked with, yung mga tinatawag nating Palauans, the natives of the country. And we got the support of the president of Palau, Johnson Toribiong… Matindi ang suporta ng Palau sa Survivor Philippines. Lahat kami, naramdaman namin talaga na they wanted us to succeed. So they gave us the support that they could.

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Marian Rivera as “Queen of Primetime”

Marian Rivera as “Queen of Primetime”.. you can’t stop the persistent pep… we are just passing the news.

“Thank you!” kasunod ang isang matamis na ngiti ang tugon ni Marian Rivera sa nagsasabi sa kanya na siya ang “sexiest Darna” sa grand launch ng pinakabagong fantaserye ng GM-7 na Darna noong Lunes, Agosto 3, sa Studio 5 ng GMA Network Center.

Marian Rivera as Darna

Marian Rivera as Darna

Patuloy niya, “Alam n’yo, thankful ako dahil lahat ng katrabaho ko ngayon ay maayos, masaya, nagkakaintindihan. Walang pressure. Parang lahat kami magkakasundo talaga at alam mo na concern sa isa’t isa. Lahat kami okey sa set magmula kina Tita Celia [Rodriguez], kina Iwa [Moto], lahat-lahat, okey, e.”

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