Get ready for big-time entertainment as GMA-7's reality dating show unloads a star-studded and all-female pool of singles looking for love in the finale week special Take Him Out edition from June 28 to July 2.
Join Kapuso matchmaker Jay-R and his co-host Gladys Guevarra as they find the perfect dates for seven gorgeous celebrities who are searching for their ideal guys.
On Monday, July 28, model turned TV host Bubbles Paraiso and StarStruck alumna turned beauty queen Rich Asuncion will charm the 30 Take Him Out guys with their good looks and svelte figures. Find out who will be the two lucky bachelors that will be chosen by these ladies.
StarStruck 4 Ultimate Female Survivor Kris Bernal will bring the excitement and fun in the love arena on Tuesday, July 29. Find out how Kris' mother helps in her decision to pick the perfect guy.
On Wednesday, June 30, two beauty queens will walk the aisle of the dating arena and will have their chance to grab their own partners. Will the inspiring stories of Bb. Pilipinas World Czarina Gatbonton and Bb. Pilipinas Universe Venus Raj touch the hearts of the bachelors?
GMA-7's Rosalinda a.k.a. Carla Abellana makes an appearance in Take Him Out on Thursday , July 1. Will this talented lady melt the heart of that one lucky single guy she's been waiting for?
And on Friday, July 2, one of the country's prettiest faces, Rhian Ramos, sings her way through the heart of one lucky single guy. Who among the 30 Take Him Out bachelors will be Rhian's perfect match?
Since its premiere last April 26, Take Me Out has endeared and captivated the hearts of Filipinos for its unique format.
Jay-R's energy and natural charisma appealed very much to the viewers. The Take Me Out franchise is owned by Fremantle Media.
Watch out who among the matched partners will be crowned as the Couple of the Week in the finale week of Take Him Out, from June 28 to July 2 before Langit Sa Piling Mo.
How far would you go to be with the one you truly love? Does love know how to surrender? Can love defy fate and time? Is there an end to love? On June 28, the answers to these questions will be unveiled as the most-awaited local adaptation of the first successful Korean series on Philippine TV begins.
In line with its 60th anniversary celebration, GMA Network offers Endless Love, which features the highly anticipated primetime TV reunion of the most sought-after love team in the country - Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.
The phenomenal loveteam of Dingdong and Marian first became popular in Marimar. They followed up this big hit with another successful series, Dyesebel. The two were last seen together on primetime in Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang. This year, Dingdong and Marian are back together as they are set to breathe life to the well-loved lead characters of Johnny and Jenny in Endless Love.
The Kapuso Network’s latest offering also features award-winning actor Dennis Trillo who plays the equally important role of Andrew. Kapuso homegrown artist Nadine Samonte, meanwhile, will portray the antagonist character of Shirley.
Other cast members include a grand ensemble of the industry's well-respected artists led by Tirso Cruz III, Sandy Andolong, Janice de Belen together with Bernard Palanca, Marco Alcaraz, Gabby Eigenmann, Ces Quesada, Jana Dominguez, Mosang, Bela Padilla and Ms. Kuh Ledesma in a very special role.
Endless Love also introduces three young stars who went through a series of auditions before bagging significant roles in the series. The three showbiz neophytes are Joyce Ching as the young Shirley, Kristoffer Martin as the young Johnny and Kathryn Bernardo as the young Jenny.
Mac Alejandre directs the series, which tells a compelling love story filled with twists and hapless situations that will make the viewers' tears fall every night.
Lead characters Johnny (Dingdong) and Jenny (Marian) are siblings from a well-off family. They are sheltered and are genuinely loved by their parents Robert (Tirso Cruz III) and Katherine (Sandy Andolong). Johnny loves his sister and is very protective of Jenny, who loves her brother as much.
The perfect and happy lives of Johnny and Jenny turn topsy-turvy when an accident leads their family to discover an incident from the past. The family learns there was a case of baby switching in the hospital the day Jenny was born. They discover that Robert and Katherine's real daughter is Shirley, the poor, mean and resentful classmate of Jenny.
The lives of Jenny and Shirley are dramatically reversed in an instant. Jenny wants to stay but Shirley keeps pushing her to leave the family she loves so much. Hurting, the weak-willed Jenny decides to run away. Even when Johnny and his family invite Jenny to live with them abroad, Jenny opts to stay with her hostile biological mother Suzy (Janice de Belen) and good-for-nothing brother Jojo (Gabby Eigenmann).
Jenny grows up to be a simple, beautiful and kind-hearted young lady. She works in a hotel resort as a housekeeping staff where she meets Andrew (Dennis Trillo), the conceited and naughty son of the hotel owner gets smitten by Jenny’s charm and beauty.
Andrew does everything to get Jenny’s attention. He soon realizes that Jenny is slowly changing him. The former inconsiderate wealthy guy proudly shares to his bestfriend that he has found the woman he truly loves.
Conflict arises when Johnny returns from abroad to search for his beloved sister Jenny. Soon, the two long lost siblings reunite. Will Johnny and Jenny finally admit that the love they feel for each other is more than just familial love?
But what will these ill-fated lovers do when reality unfurls – that Johnny is the bestfriend of Andrew, who is head over heels in love with Jenny. And although he will fight for the love of his life, Johnny is engaged to his girlfriend Yumi (Bela Padilla). Andrew, on the other hand, is being pursued by Jenny’s archrival, Shirley.
What will happen to the intertwined loves and lives of Johnny, Jenny and Andrew? Who will be the best man to win the heart of Jenny? And what is this secret that Jenny has been keeping from the people who love her?
Kapuso gems Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo star in a chronicle of unwavering love that may either lead to a long-lasting happiness or an eternal heartbreak in Endless Love beginning June 28 on GMA Telebabad.
By Night Owl on 8:59 AM
Filed Under: Party Pilipinas
Is it possible for siblings to be too close for comfort?
An interesting story about a brother-sister relationship gone bad takes centerstage in Claudine this Saturday, June 26. Young actor and TV host Paolo Ballesteros will join Claudine Barretto in this episode titled "Doble Cara."
Cara (Claudine Barretto), a fashion designer, meets her homosexual half-brother (Paolo Ballesteros) for the first time after the untimely demise of their father (Chinggoy Alonzo). An aspiring designer himself, Carlo (Paolo Ballesteros) offers to help out his sister with her business and in the process bond with her as well.
All is well until mysteries surrounding Carlo's identity are revealed to Cara, which the latter initially refuses to believe. But Carlo becomes oddly possessive of her to the point of meddling in Cara's relationship with her fiancé (Luis Alandy), and even going as far as becoming a transvestite version of the female designer.
Cara is naturally freaked out by her brother's actions, which ultimately puts their newly-built relationship in jeopardy.
Can Cara and Carlo still mend their broken ties? Will they be able to accept each other for who they are: flaws and all?
This Claudine episode directed by Argel Joseph will air this Saturday, June 26, after Pinoy Records on GMA-7.
Claudine - Doble Kara - Episode Trailer:
GMA-7's newest soap opera, Trudis Liit, premiered last Monday beating the competition in Mega Manila.
Trudis Liit is the latest Sine Novela offering of the kapuso network starring the Jillian Ward, the cute little girl who sings “mama said I have a very beautiful voice” in the Promil Preschool TV commercial (Watch the TVC here). The soap is based from the classic graphic novel of Mars Ravelo which launched the career of Vilma Santos in 1963 via a movie adaptation by Sampaguita Pictures.
The tv adaptation by GMA-7 premiered last Monday with 6.3% rating from AGB in Mega Manila beating Rosalka's 4.4%. Can it maintain its lead?
On the other hand, Party Pilipinas was beaten anew by its rival ASAP XV last Sunday. The 3D episode of the kapuso musical variety program received 5.3% in Mega Manila but its rival, ASAP XV, got 8.4 percent!
Here are the comparative and top 10 daytime and primetime programs in Mega Manila from June 20 to 21 according to AGB People Rating:
June 20, Sunday
Zooperstars (GMA-7) 2.4%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 3.2%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Resiklo (GMA-7) 5.8%; Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster: Shake, Rattle & Roll X (ABS-CBN) 6.9%
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) 5.3%; ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) 8.4%
Lovebug: Wish Come True (GMA-7) 3.3%; Your Song Presents Gimik 2010 (ABS-CBN) 4.6%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 3.9%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 4.4%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) 8.7%; TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) 4.8%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 6.3%
Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) 11%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 7.4%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 11.5%; You Got It (ABS-CBN) 10.2%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 8.9%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 8.1%
Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) 6.2%; Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 (ABS-CBN) 6.3%
Sunday Night's Box Office (GMA-7) 3.9%; Sunday's Best (ABS-CBN) 2%
June 21, Monday
Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 2.4%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 6.1%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 6.8%; Daisy Siete: Adam Or Eve (GMA-7) 4.7%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 5%
Trudis Liit (GMA-7) 6.3%; Rosalka (ABS-CBN) 4.4%
Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) 5.8%; Impostor (ABS-CBN) 4.5%
Wipeout (GMA-7) 3.3%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 2.8%; Naruto Shippuuden (ABS-CBN) 2.9%
Take Me Out (GMA-7) 4.2%; Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 Uber (ABS-CBN) 3.2%
Langit Sa Piling Mo (GMA-7) 6.6%; Momay (ABS-CBN) 6.8%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 11.9%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 11.2%
Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) 12%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 14.6%
The Last Prince (GMA-7) 14.7%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 12%
Diva (GMA-7) 13.7%; Rubi (ABS-CBN) 12.1%
Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 9.8%; Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 (ABS-CBN) 8.3%
Saksi (GMA-7) 4.6%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 4.1%
TOP 10 DAYTIME AND PRIMETIME PROGRAMS IN MEGA MANILA
June 20, Sunday
1. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 8.4%
2. Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster: Shake, Rattle & Roll X (ABS-CBN) - 6.9%
3. Kapuso Movie Festival: Resiklo (GMA-7) - 5.8%
4. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 5.3%
5. Your Song Presents Gimik 2010 (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
6. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 4.4%
7. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 3.9%
8. Lovebug: Wish Come True (GMA-7) - 3.3%
9. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
10. Zooperstars (GMA-7) - 2.4%
1. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 11.5%
2. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 11%
3. You Got It (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
4. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 8.9%
5. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 8.7%
6. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
7. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 7.4%
8. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 (ABS-CBN) - 6.3%
9. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 6.2%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 4.8%
June 21, Monday
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 6.8%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.3%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 6.1%
4. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 5.8%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 5%
6. Daisy Siete: Adam Or Eve (GMA-7) - 4.7%
7. Impostor (ABS-CBN) - 4.5%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 4.4%
9. Take Me Out (GMA-7) - 4.2%
10. Wipeout (GMA-7) - 3.3%
1. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 14.7%
2. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
3. Diva (GMA-7) - 13.7%
4. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
5. Pilyang Kerubin (GMA-7) / Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 12%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.9%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
8. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 9.8%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%
10. Momay (ABS-CBN) - 6.8%
Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.
Who would have thought the R&B Prince would soon prove his mettle as consummate TV host?
Within just a month, Jay-R did that and more during his baptism of fire as host of GMA 7’s reality dating show, Take Me Out. The Fil-Am singer has earned critical acclaim for his hosting, thus pulling up the show’s nationwide non-prime and late-night ratings.
According to the latest TNS National TV ratings from June 1 to 4, Take Me Out earned 11.9 percent, 12.5 percent, 12.1 percent and 14.3 percent, besting closest competitor PBB which posted 11.2 percent, 11.6 percent, 12.6 percent and 13.7 percent for the same respective days.
The show also rates just as well in its replay slot from 12 to 12:30 a.m., edging out competitors in the late-night rankings.
The dating game’s slow but steady ascent coincides with the latest twists and unexpected turns of events that leave viewers glued to their seats, rooting for their bets and getting a kick out of watching romantic sparks fly between the winning couple.
A hefty chunk of the show’s success can be credited to Jay-R, who has been enjoying his newfound role playing Cupid among the loveless and lovelorn.
He breezed through expected start-up glitches and birth pains, but after hurdling the initial month, he’s found his groove. Jay-R seems more confident with his Tagalog diction, although a wider vocabulary could afford him more leeway to get even more intimate with televiewers.
His good looks and fresh, youthful appeal have proven to be an asset in winning the hard-to-please teen market, and his relaxed, easygoing vibe makes him an engaging host.
Jay-R admits being buoyed by positive feedback from friends and fans. “The ratings are an entirely different ballgame,” Jay-R admits. “Of course, it’s always encouraging to know we’re making headway in that department, but what’s more important to me is that we make it fun for everybody on the set.”
“Admittedly, Pinoys are very romantic at heart,” Jay-R shares, “And somehow, they always feel some sort of connection to contestants. Bottom line is, they always look forward to that time when love blooms — even among the most unexpected times and places.”
This week, celebrities pump up the glamour and glitz as Kapuso stars show up in Take Me Out.
JC Tiuseco, Daniel Matsunaga, Geoff Taylor, Mart Escudero, Bodie Cruz, Carl Guevarra and Aljur Abrenica look for their one ideal date among the 30 single Take Me Out girls.
Marian Rivera makes more eyes pop as she graces the Wednesday edition of the show. The much-awaited Couple of the Week will also be announced.
Take Me Out airs every weekday afternoons (5 to 5:30 p.m.) with replays at 12 to 12:30 a.m.
In line with the celebration of GMA’s 60th anniversary, Take Me Out hosts a star-studded dating challenge for the single guys who are in search of their ideal dates.
It’s scorching hot this Thursday (June 17) as Platinum Prince of Soul Jay-R and his Comic Diva, Gladys Guevarra, find a love match for survivor castaway Kiko Rustia and Cosmo bachelor Bryan Foronda.
In this Hawaiian Luau theme party, who among the 30 Take Me Out girls will win Kiko and Bryan’s heart? Who will bare it all for the single ladies between the two bachelors?
And on Friday (June 18), a festive New Year’s Eve celebration awaits the single guy who will impress and woo the thirty single Take Me Out girls. StarStruck V Ultimate Male Survivor Steven Silva graces the love arena as the girls sing and dance their way to his heart.
Watch out who among the matched partners will be crowned as the Couple of the Week in TAKE ME OUT’s anniversary special hosted by the Platinum Prince of Soul Jay-R together with Gladys Guevarra, weeknights before the newest Kapuso series, Langit Sa Piling Mo.
After embarking on a romantic cruise in Hong Kong, Lovebug takes us to the Lion City to witness the story of two people from different cultures brought together by love. Give in to sweetness as Kris Bernal and Daniel Matsunaga discover that happily ever after is theirs in WISH COME TRUE.
This four-part episode rings with humor and romance spiced up with Kris and Daniel’s interesting characters and exciting plotlines that explore the boundaries of the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.
Gella (Kris) is a simple woman with a big heart and big dreams. She gets to fulfill her longtime wish to pursue a career in Singapore and meet her ultimate crush, Brazilian model Raoul Del Rosario (Daniel).
She lands a job as a photographer’s assistant. Much to her delight, a very pleasant surprise comes along when she learns that Raoul will be present in one of their photo shoots.
So, she does all sorts of crazy things just to make a knockout impression on her crush. Much to her dismay, Raoul is in love with another Filipina supermodel, Isabel (Rich Asuncion).
On her way home, she bumps into Raoul who is drunk chasing Isabel. Intoxicated, Raoul thinks Gella was Isabel and instantly, they share a magical and accidental kiss.
Raoul is bent on wooing the supermodel so he hires Gella as his Filipino teacher. Gella agrees to his plan so she can bond with Raoul and secretly tries to sabotage all of his courtship and dating plans with Isabel.
But all efforts didn’t pay off. Raoul and Isabel end up with each other.
Gella tries to warn Raoul of Isabel’s illicit affair with a Singaporean model Henrique Soriano but he doesn’t believe her instead she gets fired from her job from spreading rumors about Isabel. Gella leaves Singapore with a broken job and a broken heart.
Will Raoul ever realize that it is Gella he should be offering his heart to before it’s too late? Will he chase a love that could be in Manila? Will Gella find true happiness in the arms of a mesmerizing Brazilian model?
Lovebug’s new season is directed by Mark A. Reyes together with Jun Lana as creative director, Jake Tordesillas as creative consultant and Kit Langit as episode writer. Rounding up the cast are Chariz Solomon, Kiel Rodriguez, Jesi Corcuera, Cris Bolado nd Vivo Ouano. This second offering is shot in Singapore’s popular tourist attractions including SKA Clark Quay, Helix Bridge and Sentosa Hawkers.
The first part of “WISH COME TRUE” episode of LOVEBUG airs this Sunday, June 20 right after Party Pilipinas on GMA Network.
Asia's party capital, Party Pilipinas, will be in 3D format this coming June 20, 2010. This is the first time that a local tv program in the Philippines will be seen in 3D.
If you don't have a 3D glasses, you can make one for yourself. Watch Richard Gutierrez in his instruction video on how to make an improvised 3D glasses:
This Sunday (June 13), Party Pilipinas offers another exciting Sunday afternoon as it unfolds its Philippine Independence Day special celebration.
Dubbed as "Pula...Bughaw...Dilaw...The Philippine Independence Day Special," Party Pilipinas will deliver non-stop Pinoy entertainment from start to finish for three solid hours.
Beginning at 12.30 pm, viewers should not miss the opening number of Party Pilipinas cast led by the Bad Boy of the Dance Floor Mark Herras, Rocco Nacino, Elmo Magalona, Sarah Labahti, Diva Montelaba, Steven Silva, Enzo Pineda, Sef Cadayona, Wynwyn Marquez and Yassi.
Aside from this one-of-a-kind grand opening number, Party Pilipinas pays tribute to the icons of the music industry such as Eraserheads, Hagibis, Aegis, and Ogie Alcasid as well as the songs of Bamboo, Kuh Ledesma and Freddie Aguilar. The Independence Day special of Party Pilipinas will also feature cultural dance numbers like pandango sa ilaw, maglalatik, tinikling and carinosa.
Also, Elmo Magalona will have a special production number as he pays tribute to his father, the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona. Plus, a special showdown from divas and crooners of Party Pilipinas—Regine Velasquez, Jaya, Jay-R, Kyla, Rachelle Ann Go, Jennylyn Mercado, Julieann San Jose, Mark Bautista, Janno Gibbs, Dennis Trillo, Kris Lawrence, Gian Magdangal, Geoff Taylor, Miguel Escueta, Joshua Desiderio together with XLR8, Eurasia and Pop Girls.
Completing the Independence Day celebration will be Korean boy band U-KISS. Also known as the Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star, this group is behind the songs "Man Man Ha Ni" and "What."
Catch the special freedom day revelry of Party Pilipinas this Sunday live from the GMA Network Studios. Party starts at 12.30 pm after the Kapuso Movie Festival.
This Saturday, Independence Day, Startalk TX will wholly embrace freedom by delivering Totally Xclusive, Totally Xplosive and Totally Xtreme showbiz stories.
After supporting the candidacy of President Noynoy Aquino, will Ogie Alcasid and Dingdong Dantes accept government posts if offered?
Hayden Kho professes his unwavering love for Doctor Vicki Belo, calling her "the only woman in his life."
Meanwhile, Hayden's former girlfriend, Katrina Halili, stands her ground and says that she was unaware of the videotaped sex scandal with Hayden.
Lastly, Angelica dela Cruz mourns the sudden death of her brother Edward in a road mishap. Join Startalk in expressing sympathy with Angelica's bereaved family.
Watch all these and more in Startalk TX this Saturday, June 12, after Eat Bulaga.
By Night Owl on 11:37 PM
Filed Under: Take Me Out
Two balladeers try putting back the spark into their cold love lives as they each find their ideal dates from the 30 single ladies in GMA-7's reality dating show, Take Me Out.
This Friday (June 11), Mark Echem and Jeffrey Hidalgo sing their way to the hearts of two single gals. Witness how effective their moves are and how the girls respond to their performances.
Who will make a knock out impression among these gorgeous women? How many ladies will leave their lights on for Mark and Jeffrey?
Watch out who among the matched partners will be crowned as the Couple of the Week in Take Me Out hosted by the Platinum Prince of Soul Jay-R together with Gladys Guevarra. It airs weeknights before the newest Kapuso series, Langit Sa Piling Mo.
By Night Owl on 12:41 AM
Filed Under: Take Me Out
Another pool of celebrity hunks and cuties will definitely turn heads as they explore the love arena of GMA’s hippest reality dating show, TAKE ME OUT from June 7 to June 11.
Together with resident matchmaker the Platinum Prince of Soul Jay-R, and his guest co-host Comic Diva Gladys Guevarra, these guys will surely heat up your afternoons with their crazy antics and sweet confessions.
This Monday, StarStruck V heartthrob Ian Batherson and Korean charmer David Lee will blend with the 30 single ladies. Will their oozing appeal and natural charisma impress the singles?
Two guys take on the dating challenge on Tuesday as former MTV VJ Sid Sibulo and Kapuso comedian Jan Manual make knockout performances in front these gorgeous women. How many ladies will leave their lights on for Sid and Jan?
On Wednesday, two models strut their stuff before the prying eyes of the 30 Take Me Out girls. Who among Are You The Next Big Star? finalist Alex Castro and hunky Cosmo Bachelor Adam Ibrahim will steal away the hearts of these charming ladies?
Meanwhile, Radio Jock Eri Neeman and Hardcourt hottie Anthony Semerad will showcase their talents just to get the girls’ nod on Thursday. Witness how the ladies respond to their moves and tactics.
And on Friday, two balladeers will try to sing their way to the hearts of two lucky single gals. Mark Echem and Jeffrey Hidalgo will get the chance to find their love match.
Find out who among the matched couples will be crowned as the Couple of the Week in TAKE ME OUT, weeknights before Langit sa Piling Mo on GMA Network.