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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”!

The Kapuso network celebrates its 59th anniversary with One Glorious Night

This is some sort of like a follow up post or the same post as previous one.

More than 100 Kapuso stars fell from the sky to celebrate GMA-7’s 59th glorious anniversary. The grand event, titled One Glamorous Night: Greater and Grateful at 59, was held last night, June 19, at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was an evening of high style and glamour where the Kapuso stars paraded in a flamboyant fashion show.

The special also delved into the 10 elements of TV (color, moves, style, image, heart, sound, numbers, power, soul and reach).

COLOR. Kyla and Jay-R opened the show with a colorful production number featuring the massive pool of more than 100 Kapuso talents.

Leading the pack were veteran stars Eddie Garcia, Celia Rodriguez, Leo Martinez and German Moreno; dramatic stars Jean Garcia, Eula Valdes, Lani Mercado, Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, Angelika dela Cruz, Angelu de Leon and Mark Anthony Fernandez; hunks Victor Aliwalas, Arthur Solinap and Boom Labrusca; beauty Abby Cruz; StarStruck graduates Prince Stefan, Jewel Mische, Dex Quindoza, Jade Lopez, Kevin Santos, Stef Prescott and Vivo Ouano; and Survivor hunks John Lopez and Jace Flores.

Showbiz talk show hosts Butch Francsico, Ricky Lo, Jan Manual and Paulo Avelino of Startalk; and Raymond Gutierrez and John “Sweet” Lapus of Showbiz Central.

Musical-variety show regulars Ruby Rodriguez and Daiana Menezes of Eat Bulaga!; Jackie Lou Blanco, John Nite and Mariz Ricketts of Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman; the SOP gang composed of Mico Aytona, Aicelle Santos, Bryan Termulo, Chynna Ortaleza, Gerald Santos, Gian Magdangal, Harry Santos, Jonalyn Viray, Julie Ann San Jose, Krissa Mae Arietta, Maricris Garcia, Ryza Cenon, Mart Escudero, Mark Herras, Matteo Guidicelli, Nicole Angela and Miggy Tanchangco; and Keempee de Leon and Ms. Regine Velasquez of Are You The Next Big Star?

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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.

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

Cristine Reyes vs. Carla Abellana in Rosalinda

Cristine Reyes will play Carla Abellana’s kontrabida in Rosalinda if she returns to GMA-7. This is the news that was published in PEP a few days back. We all know that Cristine Reyes is currently in contract with ABS CBN.. Her sexy role in Eva Fonda is hot, why would she accept the antagonist role in Carla Abellana’s Rosalinda?!

If lilipat nga sya, we now have the following in the cast, Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann and Cristine Reyes.

Here’s what we read:

“Para sa akin, mas challenging itong Rosalinda. Kung ako ang masusunod talaga, gusto kong gawin ito. Okay lang po kahit nagbida na ako sa Eva Fonda, maganda naman kasi itong project, e,” says Cristine Reyes.

Actually, last week pa naghihintay ng development si Cristine, ngunit ayaw muna niyang ipasulat ito hanggat wala pang katiyakan talaga. Subalit dahil two weeks na siyang hindi nagte-taping sa gag show na Banana Split, kung saan isa siya sa regular cast, nagsimula nang pumutok ang balita at espekulasyon na mag-aalsa balutan na nga siya sa Dos.
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Fox’s GLEE Cast Pictures & Video

Fox’s GLEE Cast Pictures & Video

What’s great thing about an entertainment hub site/blog is that you get to blog just about anything entertainment! That means either local stars, local Hayden Kho Katrina Halili Maricar Scndal et al… or the foreign.. including the upcoming TV shows.. And now let me presetn you Fox’s GLEE, the musical/comedy series!

Glee is a one-hour musical comedy that follows a high school teacher as he tries to transform the school’s Glee Club and get them to the biggest competition of them all: Nationals.

At first I wasn’t too sure about it, but now I’m kind of excited. And so I thought it was time to meet the cast and check out a couple previews.

You can watch two previews for Glee and pictures from the cast below. I thought the second preview was especially great, it made me laugh a lot.

Bossing Vic Sotto for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on TV5

Bossing Vic Sotto for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on TV5. Yes folks, that’s the news that we heard lately. At first I thought that the popular tv show franchise “Who wants to be a millionaire” will be aired on Vic Sotto’s mother network – GMA7, but it is found out that it’s TV5!

Who Wants To Be A millionaire PHilippine edition was once hosted by Christopher “Boyet” De Leon (It was aired on IBC 13 until 2002 when its studio was razed by a fire. It was a hit among Pinoy televiewers back then) and now, as we said earlier, will be on air again this May but with a different host. The new host is none other than “Bossing” Vic Sotto!

The show will be on air again on May 23 and the new schedule is every Saturday, 6:00PM at TV5.

He will be joining his best friend Joey de Leon in the TV5 family. Joey hosts the new season of “Wow Mali!” on the rising network.

The popularity of Who Wants to Be  A millionaire game show was revived by the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. To date, more than 60 countries have their own version of the show. And this year, the Philippines will have another version, too, courtesy of TV5.

EB Babe Lian Paz – Photo

You be the Judge… (I still say Photoshop is the greatest software created in photo manipulation!)

* Name: Lian Katrina I. Paz
* Nickname(s): Lian, Kat-Kat
* Birthday: December 4, 1987
* Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
* Training Camp Designation(s): Dance Stunts Babe, Phoenetic Babe

One of the most controversial and well known member of the group, a big part of this is due to her past relationships and links with famous Philippine showbiz personalities like Janno Gibbs and ex-boyfriend Mark Herras. Considered as an all around member in the group, because besides from dancing, she can also sing and act. In her past (also seen at her special acting debut episode in Magpakailanman), she had a traumatizing experience in regards to attempted rape, but this episode in her life did not leaned her towards the man-hater route but instead, tried to learn the lessons from it. She’s also very fond of Hello Kitty and sports a tattoo of a fairy located at her left hip.

Martin Nievera will sing Philippine National Anthem in Pacquiao-Hatton fight


Martin Nievera will sing Philippine National Anthem in Pacquiao-Hatton fight and I really really thought that it would be Ms. Leah Salonga. Why? Well, every since I can recall, it has always been a female singer who’ve always sang the country’s nationa anthem.

Here’s what we read:

Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao announced in an interview with GMA News that he has chosen Concert King Martin Nievera to sing the Philippine National Anthem in his fight against Britain’s Ricky Hatton on May 2 (May 3, Philippine time) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Natasha Richardson dies at 45 after ski accident

Not repated to Philippine Showbusiness or PHilippine Entertainment itself, but it is entertainment and I am just passing the sad news.

Natasha Richardson dies at 45 after ski accident

NEW YORK – Natasha Richardson, a gifted and precocious heiress to acting royalty whose career highlights included the film “Patty Hearst” and a Tony-winning performance in a stage revival of “Cabaret,” died Wednesday at age 45 after suffering a head injury during a beginners’ ski lesson. Alan Nierob, the Los Angeles-based publicist for Richardson’s husband Liam Neeson, confirmed her death in a written statement.

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Lost in LOST, No More

A little segway from our usual PHilippine entertainment topic and take a moment to post here a little something abou t my favorite TV show – LOST.

LOST is an american TV series brought by FOX. LOST is already in it’s fifth’s season. Tonight’s episode is about the reunion of the whole cast (minus Sayid, Sun etc).

I recommend you start watching LOST online and catch up…

Watch LOST Episode 9 Namaste Online Streaming Video

Francis Magalona – “Best Brother” award

After the demise of Francis Magalona, “he is given presidential medal of merit for promoting nationalism through his songs, Malacañang said Monday.” Before we head on with PEP’s feature about Francis Magalona being awarded by his brother the “Best Brother” award, let me just say that the Presidential Medal of Merit award would have been more appreciated by Francis Magalona and his friends and family if it was given WHILE HE IS STILL LIVING.

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Francis Magalona, Master Rapper’s Last Moments

Here are part of the story from PEP where they interview the Family of the great late Francis Magalona, askin gthe last moments of the Master Rapper:

“He was awake. He was sedated, but the doctor told me to talk to him. I want to clear yung mga haka-haka. Never siyang naging comatose. Never siya…wala siyang bugbog or anything sa body. Talagang alert na alert siya… ang mind niya. Except, of course, nung na-sedate na siya. Binigyan siya ng mga gamot para hindi niya maramdaman yung masakit sa katawan niya.

“Kasi sa leukemia, masakit siya kapag naggu-grow back yung bone marrow na pinapatay ng chemo. So, yun lang. Para sa akin naman, yung last moment was like hindi naman naiba sa ibang araw kasi lagi ko naman siyang nakakasama, so alam na alam ko siya. You know, parang it went too fast. But thinking about it, I think it’s better that way na mabilis,” lahad ni Pia.

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Smallville, Favorite ni Marian at Angel?

Smallville is a hit TV series in the United States starring Tom Welling as the young Clark Kent (who, we all know will become the great man of steel – superman – one day)

Anyway, did you know that Smallville is one of the favorite show ni Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin? You don’t? Well, I don’t too, I just assume. . hehe, but if they don’t, i suggest they started watching it! It’s really good.

They are now in Season 8 Episode 12 of Smallville. This week’s episode is called Bulletproof! Watch Bulletproof Smallville Episode 12 Season 8 for free in online streaming video!

Valerie Conception and Carlene Aguilar Magazine Covers

Two gorgeous and pretty girls from the Kapamilya network graces the cover of the country’s two most famous men’s magazine – Maxim and FHM!

Valerie Concepcion – Maxim January 2009

Wowowee host and hot mama Valeria Concepcion is on the cover of Maxim Philippines January 2009 issue. This is actually the second time Valerie has graced the pages of Maxim and she has gone sexier the second time around.

Valerie Concepcion is a Kapamilya talent with shows popular Wowowee and Banana Split. She is also part of the MMFF entry One Night Only.

Carlene Aguilar – FHM January 2009 Cover

Carlene Aguilar is the cover girl of FHM Philippines January 2009 issue. Carlene Aguilar is a beauty queen, supermodel, actress, and mom. Carlene became known after being linked with GMA talent Dennis Trillo.

Carlene decided to raise her son alone and it looks like she has been blessed with a lot of projects in 2008. She appeared in a dance show on ABS-CBN and she also appeared in a singing show in GMA 7. And in 2009, she will be a part of the newest teleserye in GMA 7 entitled Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang starring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.