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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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Rye Burgos – Second Eliminated Star Struck V


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Rye Burgos
is the second one eliminated in GMA 7‘s reality artista search in PHilippine Television called Starstruck V! Recalling last week’s elimination night, it was Fianca Cruz who said goodbye, and yep now it’s Rye Burgos.

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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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Rafael Rosell says he’s no Robert Pattinson copycat in Ang Darling Kong Aswang


Gaganap na aswang ang hunky actor na si Rafael Rosell sa pelikulang Ang Darling Kong Aswang, pero sinisiguro niyang di niya ginaya ang vampire ni Robert Pattinson sa Twilight saga.

“Hindi, iba ito, ako hindi ko siya ginaya. Salbahe ako dito, kontrabida role, next to Jean Garcia, na siya yung parang boss naming mga aswang dito.”

Ang bida sa naturang Metro Manila Film Festival entry ay si Vic Sotto, with Cristine Reyes as his leading leady.

Joint production ito ng APT Entertainment ni Tony Tuviera, OctoArts Films ni Orly Ilacad, at M-Zet TV Productions ni Bossing Vic.

Tinanong ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Rafael kung angkop ba ang tema ng aswang para sa Pasko. Baka di ito tangkilikin ng mga manonood.

“Every Christmas naman may parang epic movie na lumalabas. I think it’s a good time for storytelling and fairy tales so okay din naman na maglabas sila ng Ang Darling Kong Aswang, para sa mga bata naman itong Christmas. Panakot lang nang konti ang pelikula namin pero siyempre more on comedy pa rin.”

VAMPIRE FIGHT SCENES. First time ni Rafael na gumanap na aswang at aminado siyang di niya sigurado kung ano ang pagkakaiba ng vampire sa aswang.

“Ang alam ko kasi, ang mga vampires, hindi nila kaya sa daylight. E, ang mga aswang, kaya nila sa daylight.”

Wala man daw siyang pinagbasehan sa character niya, “pero since may mga fight scenes kami sa pelikula, nag-study ako ng konting martial arts.”

Kuwento pa niya, “Kakabili ko lang kasi ng Tekken 6 sa PS 3, yung latest na parang martial arts game sa PS [PlayStation]… Actually nauna muna yung shoot namin sa movie bago lumabas yung character du’n sa Tekken, so nung nilaro ko yung game, napansin ko na parang yung fighting technique na ginamit ko sa movie, parang may pagkahawig sa Tekken 6 na game.”

Hindi raw naniniwala sa aswang si Rafael. “Sa mga supernatural na ganyan hindi ako naniniwala. Never akong naka-encounter at happy na ako du’n.”

Gusto ba niyang makakita ng tunay na aswang?

“Huwag naman po, okay lang na hindi,” natatawang sagot ni Rafael.

Pero kung totoong may aswang, papayag ba siyang magpakagat sa isang aswang na kasing ganda ni Cristine?

“Oo, naman, siyempre. Papakagat ako tapos eternal life na yun. Kumbaga siya na ang mag-aalaga sa akin.”

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.

Efren Peñaflorida, New Cnn Hero!


Proving again that the Filipino can, an educator from Cavite received the CNN Hero of the Year award today, November 22 [November 21 in the United States], in a star-studded gala event taped at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Efren Peñaflorida, who started Dynamic Teen Company, a “pushcart classroom” in Cavite City that aims to bring education to poor unschooled children, won the award after garnering the most Internet votes in a seven-week poll open to the world public. More than 2.75 million votes were cast.

Efren was awarded $100,000 for his foundation and a trophy from CNN, which marks its third year of recognizing heroes around the world through the award. CNN’s primary news anchor Anderson Cooper revealed Efren’s name at the conclusion of the event.

In his acceptance speech, Efren said each one has a hero inside.

“Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need,” he said.

He also appealed to everyone to try to be another hero for others.

“So to each and every person inside this theater and for those who are watching at home, the hero in you is waiting to be unleashed,” Efren said. “Serve, serve well, serve others above yourself, and be happy to serve. As I always tell to my co-volunteers… you are the change that you dream as I am the change that I dream and collectively we are the change that this world needs to be.” (CLICK HERE to watch his acceptance speech video clip)

Efren beat nine others to win the top citation. Chosen from around 9,000 viewer nominations by a blue-ribbon committee, the top ten heroes were each honored with a documentary tribute and $25,000.

The top ten nominees were presented by famous celebrities, which included Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Neil Patrick Harris, Pierce Brosnan, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes, Randy Jackson, Greg Kinnear, George Lopez and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Efren received his award from American actress Eva Mendes.

Celebrity performers, meanwhile, included Grammy Award-winning country artist Carrie Underwood, R&B artist Maxwell, and British pop sensation Leona Lewis.

Taped before an audience of 3,000 at the Kodak Theatre, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will premiere on November 27 [November 26 in the United States] on CNN.

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”!

Damdaming Pinoy: ABS-CBN’s Upcoming New Shows

Stairway to Heaven is one of GMA7’s upcoming show in the 3rd quarter of 2009! Other shows have been announced the other night. Along with this announcement, ABS-CBN, GMA7′ arch rival, also announced their Damdaming Pinoy version, ABS-CBN’s Upcoming new shows..

Here’s what we read:

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GMA 7’s version of Stairway to Heaven Coming September 2009

Here’s another news/scoop that we saw tonight right after 24 Oras…

Stairway to Heaven is an upcoming Filipino adaptation of the hit Koreanovela of the same title on GMA 7.

The series will be topbilled by Dingdong Dantes, reprising the role of Cholo originally played by South Korea’s Kwon Sang Woo. GMA has yet to announce the lead actress who will play the role of Jodi (originally played by Choi Ji Woo). Jennylyn Mercado, Nadine Samonte, Maxene Magalona, and Antoinette Taus are among the actresses that are reportedly being considered for the said role.

The Pinoy version of Stairway to Heaven will premiere in September 2009.

Karla Garcia Wows the Judges of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Our very own Karla Garcia performed Cha Cha with Jonathan to the music of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” on the Top 20 performance show of So You Think You Can Dance Season 5.

After their routine, Shankman said it was “Really good” and even self-beeped himself when describing how good they were. Mary gave them the biggest scream for this early in the season and Nigel said they had slipped under the radar but have burst onto the stage with dynamic chemistry.

Nicole Scherzinger Wants to Sing in Pacquia’s Fight

Nicole Scherzinger expresses here feeling and said that she Wants to sing the PHilippine national anthem in one of Manny Pacquiao’s fights.

ANd not only that, she is also a big fan of Tony-Award winning filipina singer Lea Salonga and Nicole wants to collaborate with here too… and that’s not all.. .geezh, she was also considered to be a part of Sylvester Stallone and Manny Pacquiao’s future movie.. but is still in the casting stage..

Here’s what we read…

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Dawson’s Creek’s James Van Der Beek and Wife Split Up

Actor James Van Der Beek (R) and Actress Heather McComb arrive a

James Van Der Beek and Wife Split Up

I was a big fan of Dawson’s Creek when I was growing up that’s why I am familiar with the show’s lead character Dawson’s Creek.

When I read this news about James Van Der Beek and wife parting ways, I decided to pass on the news here..

Here’s what we read:

James Van Der Beek and his wife, Heather McComb, are splitting up.

“They remain good friends,” his rep told Us. A source told the magazine that the pair has been separated for two months.

The former Dawson’s Creek hunk and McComb married in Malibu in 2003 — two months after he left the teen drama. He starred as the titular character, Dawson Leery, for six years.

Van Der Beek most recently played a movie director on One Tree Hill, while McComb appeared on Prison Break this season as Gretchen’s mild-mannered sister.

Adik Sa ‘Yo Cast!


Dennis Trillo as Ruben Domingo
Jolina Magdangal as Joanna Maglipot
Jennica Garcia as Karen
Marvin Agustin as Carlos
Pauleen Luna as Ingrid
Iwa Moto as Andrea
John Lapus
Benjie Paras
Elizabeth Oropesa as Karla
German Moreno
Ces Quesada as Liz
Chanda Romero as Dona Carlitta
Chariz Solomon as Jamaica
Vaness del Moral as Lian
Joey Marquez as Don George
Tony Mabesa as Ardi
Mosang as Aling Bobite
Jim Pebangco as Hayno Charice
Macy Garcia
Luz Valdez as Cristine
SexBomb Girls as Priscita Girls