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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!

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Star Cinema reveals box-office gross of its films in 2009

The films of Star Cinema for 2009 earned a total of P1.135 billion, according to figures provided by ABS-CBN’s film production outfit. PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) met with the Star Cinema executives of Star Cinema—Star AdProm director Roxy Liquigan and Star Cinema & TV Synergy Specialist Mico del Rosario—earlier today, January 15, at the ABS-CBN compound to discuss how their films did last year.

You Changed My Life, the Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz-starrer, was once again a Valentine hit with its gross of P208.8 million. Star Cinema has promised that the love story of Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro will continue, with Cathy Garcia-Molina still at the helm, but they have no definite date yet for its release.

Given the fact that Ai-Ai delas Alas starred in three blockbuster hits last year—Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat, BFF (Best Friends Forever), and Ang Tanging Pamilya—there is a big possibility that she will be hailed as the Box-Office Queen. However, that will depend on the criteria set by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and whether they will count the gross of Ang Tanging Ina as part of the 2009 movies, or if it should be classified as part of 2008. The three films of Ai-Ai earned a total of P374.5 million.

Del Rosario pointed out that even though Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat was part of the 2008 Metro Manila Film Fest, they still consider this Ai-Ai delas Alas starrer as part of their 2009 lineup. This is because even though the film opened on Christmas day, it had a much longer screening period during the month of January 2009.

Last year, Sarah was hailed as the Box-Office Queen by the GMMSFI for her blockbuster hit A Very Special Love, while her leading man John Lloyd Cruz was named Box-Office King.

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Gabby Concepcion launches an Unforgettable album

Since his triumphant return to the Philippines last year, Gabby Concepcion has been very visible in showbiz, much to the joy and excitement of his fans who waited 13 years for him to come back to the limelight. The original heartthrob returns and gracefully proves he still has that star quality.

This time, Gabby is starting to earn a name for himself in the recording industry. After releasing his successful self-titled debut which earned a Gold award, Gabby Concepcion once again serenades listeners with his new album titled Unforgettable.

Although he admits that he never dreamt of becoming a recording star, he recalled that it was the late Fernando Poe Jr. himself who encouraged Gabby to learn how to sing. Thanks to the King of Philippine movies, music aficionados can now enjoy listening to Gabby’s soulful voice.

During the January 10 episode of ASAP XV, Gabby launched his album by singing its carrier single “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” with Zsa Zsa Padilla. Gabby told the audience that day, “These are songs na naalaala natin, well, for those my age and below. This was supposed to be launched last year but we were so busy taping Dahil May Isang Ikaw. Salamat rin pala sa mga nanood ng I Love You Goodbye [referring to his Metro Manila Film Fest entry].”

In his first album, Gabby serenaded his fans with renditions of timeless ballads like “Iisa Pa Lamang” and “Kung Kailangan Mo Ako” as well as hit covers of “Just Once” and “Come What May.” With a gold award after its release, it was a certification of Gabby’s flourishing singing career.

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Martin & Gary one more time in US

US Filipinos just can’t get enough of Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano, thanks largely to rave reviews and word of mouth.

By popular demand, the critically-acclaimed and commercially hit As 1 back-to-back concert of the Concert King and Mr. Pure Energy will have a one-time only repeat staging in the US East Coast on Feb. 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Showtime is 4 p.m.

According to Edmund Silvestre, Funfare’s Big Apple correspondent, “As 1 is the highest-grossing Filipino concert in the US in 2009. The US tour was sold out, including the Oct. 25 performance at the Mark Etess Arena of Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, produced by Group Ole and Lemar International.”

The return engagement will be produced this time by the newly-formed Di Ba Entertainment, Inc., a group of Fil-Am nurses in CT in their first concert venture, with Carousel Pinoy as line producer.
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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

Paolo Contis,Excited First Time Dad!

Sa Startalk kahapon, January 9, ibinalita ni Paolo Contis na posibleng end of February or first week of March na ang pagsilang ng kanilang anak ni Lian Paz.

Alam na nga nila kung ano ang ipapangalan: Xonia Aitana.

Ayon kay Paolo, “Aitana is an Italian name na it means, the glorious woman. Ang bait-bait, ‘no? Hindi maliligawan,” biro pa niya.

At hindi pa man lumalabas ang baby ay naka-tattoo na raw sa right shoulder niya ang pangalan nito na ipinakita niya sa Startalk.

“I’m very excited, sa lahat ng aspeto,” sabi niya. “Sabi ko nga, every time na nagwo-work ako, gusto kong umuuwi agad. Kasi gusto kong maramdaman ang galaw. Kasi alam ko ang oras ng galaw ng baby, usually gabi. Feeling ko, daddy’s girl ‘to.”

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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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Gary V on “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo”

Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo“is the new TV series on the Kapamilya network, ABS-CBN. It is set to hit the television screens on January 18, 2010.

Singer and performer Gary Valenciano is the one who recorded the theme song for “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo”, who stars Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.

“I’m very excited about this because the show has a unique story. I have a feeling that people will really get to enjoy, not only the television series but also the theme song,” Valenciano said.

“Very exccited talaga ako. At nagpapasalamat ako sa ABS-CBN na nagtitiwala sa kakayahan ko. (I’m very excited. And I thank ABS-CBN for believing in my abilities),” he added.

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Georgina Wilson on ex-boyfriend Richard Gutierrez

Georgina Wilson

Kagagaling lang ng model na si Georgina Wilson from Boracay. Limang araw na nagbakasyon doon ang modelong naging girlfriend ng aktor na si Richard Gutierrez.

Kapansin-pansin nga ang tan ni Georgina, lalo na sa shoot ng “Beautiful Girl” music video ni Christian Bautista kahapon, January 6, kung saan nakasama niya, bukod kay Christian, sina Anne Curtis, Solenn Heusaff, at Angel Locsin.

“I stayed away from any controversy,” says the gorgeous Georgina to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal). “I just led a peaceful life even during the time that we have still a relationship. It didn’t really give me a hard time. I was more shy before, I think.”

Wala raw naging problema kay Georgina even during the time na nada-drag na ang pangalan niya sa mga intriga involving Richard.

“Alam ko naman kasi ang totoo, so I wasn’t bothered,” she says. “I think if you will just let it pass, I never thought there was a need to react. The press naman was so nice to me. Hindi naman kasi nila ako kilala. Good thing they didn’t say anything bad.”
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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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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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