By Night Owl on 9:11 PM
Filed Under: Showbiz Central
Ini-launch ang bagong segment ng Showbiz Central na Unli-Tsismis last Sunday na nag-klik sa viewers at tiyak na marami pa ang magpa-participate.
Magaganda ang tanong ng viewers at maayos ding sinagot ng mga artista.
Iba na namang pakulo ito ng Showbiz Central sa pamumuno ni Direk Rico Gutierrez.
By Night Owl on 9:08 PM
The three pairs emerged as the top celebrity challengers from their respective groups - Red, Blue and Green - after a series of challenges, which range from the death-defying to the heart-warming.
Hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Vicky Morales and Kapuso hunk Richard Gutierrez, together with challenge hosts Rhian Ramos and Drew Arellano, Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge features 24 Kapuso stars playing in pairs as they perform the challenges to win over five million in cash and prizes for their partner family and the family's community.
Red Group members include Heart Evangelista and Ervic Vijandre; Bianca King and Aljur Abrenica; Rachel Ann Go and Kris Lawrence; and Jennica Garcia and Carl Guevarra.
Blue Group has Sunshine Dizon and Cesar Montano;Ynna Asistio and Mark Herras; Kris Bernal and Rocco Nacino; and Fabio Ide and Gwen Zamora.
The Green Group members, on the other hand, include Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali; Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann; Paolo Contis and Sam Pinto; Bubbles Paraiso and Benjie Paras.
Cash and other prizes such as motorcycles, scholarships, a Kabuhayan Showcase worth P150, 000 and thousands of gifts for an entire community have all been given away in the biggest, most exciting and heart-warming way to give back to those who have given so much.
Among the partner families and communities are that of Teresa Martinez and the community of San Jose Montalban Rizal which already won P100,000 and an STI scholarship (for the partner family), and 1,000 pairs of shoes (for the partner community) through the efforts of celebrity challengers Aljur Abrenica and Bianca King; Jonathan Manaois' family and the community of Banaba, San Mateo Rizal which won P100,000 and one motorcycle (partner family), and 100 bikes (partner community) through celebrity challengers Carl Guevarra and Jennica Garcia; and Alex Jesus Bautista's family and the community of Joan of Arc, Gulod, Novaliches Quezon City which won P100,000 and P150,000-worth of Kabuhayan Showcase (partner family), and 500 half-sacks of rice (partner community) through celebrity challengers Ervic Vijandre and Heart Evangelista.
Other winners include Violeta Guevarra's family and the community of Purok 4, Zone 8, Cupang, Antipolo City which will receive P100,000 and an STI scholarship (partner family), and 1,000 pairs of shoes (partner community) through the efforts of celebrity challengers Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali; and Tess Carolino's family and the community of Talipapa, Novaliches Q.C. which will receive P100,000 and one motorcycle (partner family), and 100 bikes (partner community) through celebrity challengers Mike Tan and Sam Pinto.
The celebrity challengers selected their partner families from among hundreds of entries that comprise of the "most deserving" families--those that have done good deeds for others or their community.
Which celebrity pair will emerge to win it all for their partner family and community? Don't miss the Final Challenge on Friday, Dec. 31, after Beauty Queen on GMA Telebabad.
(GMA Press Release)
By Night Owl on 11:14 PM
Filed Under: Francesca Farr
“Inside my Heart” album comprises of the songs "Today I’ll See the Sun", her carrier single, “Everytime” and “Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito,” which were used as OST for various GMA-7 shows. “Isama Mo Ako,” which will become the OST for the upcoming “Captain barbell” where she will be one of the main casts.
Other songs in the album includes “Sa Pangarap Ko,” “This Feeling,” “Bakit Ikaw,” “Inside my Heart” and the revival of Vesta Williams’ “Suddenly It’s Magic” and of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
But while growth has been a significant highlight in Heart's burgeoning career in the previous years, her role in GMA-7's upcoming original telefantasya literally lacks just that. In Dwarfina, Heart will assume the character of a girl born with one glaring abnormality: her height. Dwarfina is no taller than a finger as she was cursed by a black duwende after her parents accidentally destroyed a mound inhabited by the supernatural creatures.
Sharing billing with Heart is multi-awarded actor Dennis Trillo, who will play the role of Lyndon, Dwarfina's childhood best friend. Dennis plays a pivotal role in helping Dwarfina cope with her physical limitation, protecting and supporting her in every way.
Heart and Dennis welcome this opportunity to work once again with each other following their team-up in an episode for Dear Friend (Edison at Anna) as well as in the movie Mano Po last year. Despite being romantically involved with their respective partners, Heart and Dennis possess great chemistry on-camera and are both very excited to start working on the project, which is slated to premiere early next year.
Also in the cast of Dwarfina are Janice de Belen, Chanda Romero, Cris Villanueva, Mark Bautista, Iwa Moto, Derrick Monasterio, Yogo Singh, and Kylie Padilla--Dwarfina's family and friends from the mortal world. Meanwhile, Jackielou Blanco, Jestoni Alarcon, Angelica dela Cruz, Emilio Garcia, Pauleen Luna, Tony Mabesa, Will Devaughn, Gerard Pizarras, Bearwin Meily, Vaness del Moral, and Mico Aytona complete Dwarfina's supernatural world. The program will also feature the special participation of Ms. Lani Mercado.
With Director Mike Tuviera at the helm, the small but colorful world of Dwarfina opens this coming January 2011 on GMA Telebabad.
By Night Owl on 4:26 AM
Filed Under: Party Pilipinas
The "Titan Plug" was released last night, December 22, on 24 Oras and it will air on GMA from time to time to tease the viewers with their Telebabad lineup for 2011.
The five shows featured on the Titan Plug are:
1. I Heart You Pare
Starring Dingdong Dantes and Regine Velasquez
Starring Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo
Starring Marian Rivera
Starring Aljur Abrenica, Ryza Cenon and Bela Padilla
5. The return of Mars Ravelo’s Captain Barbell
Starring Richard Gutierrez and Jillian Ward
By Night Owl on 8:06 PM
Filed Under: Asianovelas
"Bread, Love and Dreams" (King of Baking - International English title), is a top-rating Korean
drama series produced by KBS2 to air soon on GMA-7.
"Bread, Love and Dreams" covers the life of Kim Tak-Goo as he becomes one of the most successful bakers in all of Korea ....
The president of Geo-Seung baking company Koo Il-Joong (Jeon Kwang-Leol) loved Kim Mi-Soon (Jeon Mi-Seon), but Koo Il-Joong's mother was against their relationship. Because of this, and as a marriage of convenience, Koo Il-Joong instead married Seo In-Suk (Jeon In-Hwa). They had two daughters, Ja-Kyung and Ja-Rim, but no sons. Sometime later, Il-Joong has an extra-marital affair with his true love Mi-Soon and they conceive a son, who will later be named Tak-Goo.
Meanwhile, In-Suk is afraid that Tak-Goo may one day become the heir to the Geo-Seung baking company, In-Suk then seduces the company's Chief Secretary Han Seung-Jae (Jeong Seong-Mo) and they conceive a son who will later be named Ma-Joon (Joo Won). Years later, on a raining evening, Koo Il-Joon's mother overhears a conversation between Han Seung-Jae and Seo In-Suk. She collapses and dies. During this time Seo In-Suk loses her bracelet and her son Ma-Joon is there to retrieve it. Ma-Joon now knows who his real father is.
Meanwhile to protect Kim Mi-Soon and Tak-Goo, Koo Il-Joong orders a man named Jin-Goo (Park Seong-Woong) to kidnap them. Seo In-Suk and Han Seung-Jae attempts to kill Tak-Goo, but he is fortunate enough to escape. While Tak-Goo walks the street he meets his future mentor Pal-Bong (Jang Hang-Seon) , who runs Pal-Bong Bakery Shop.
Tak-Goo first met Yu-Kyung (Eugene) when they were children. She lived through a difficult childhood, with an abusive father and having little money. Yu-Kyung learned to smile for the first time when they met, but when Tak-Goo goes to Koo Il-Joong's house as the first son they separate. 12 years later they meet again and their love is rekindled. Nevertheless, Yu-Kyung now believes that love is nothing when compared to money and power and because of this she leaves Tak-Goo to marry Ma-Joon.
Yoon Si Yoon, Jang Hang-seon, Jo Jung Eun, Jeon In-Hwa, Joo Won, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Jeong Seong-Mo, Park Seong-Woong
Beauty Queen star, Iza Calzado, is on the cover of UNO Magazine's December 2010 to January 2011 double issue.
The 28-year-old award-winning actress can also be seen on QTV's "The Sweet Life" as co-host of Lucy Torres-Gomez. She also stars in the upcoming indie film "HIV" opposite Jake Cuenca.
Features inside UNO's Holiday issue also include "Best of the Best: Events, Films, Music, Food, Tech and More," "Greatest Hits: 27 Years of NU 107," "The Feast," "The 58: One Year After Ampatuan," "Surviving Zombies," and more!
Unlike his previous Valentine movies, "Suddenly It's Magic" is a trilogy. In the first episode, Richard will do comedy with veteran actress Eugene Domingo. In the second episode, Richard will be torn between Solenn Heusaff and Lovie Poe. In the third episode, Richard will be reunited with former ka-loveteam Rhian Ramos.
The three episodes of the romantic movie will be directed each by Mark Reyes, Chris Martinez, and Topel Lee.
By Night Owl on 8:46 PM
Filed Under: Born to Be Wild
Last week, Born To Be Wild opened its third anniversary presentation by introducing this year's Born Project—an effort to showcase how seemingly useless items can be turned into something functional if properly recycled. Viewer volunteers, concerned groups and organizations work together to promote the sustainable use of plastics—at least 32,806 used soda and PET bottles have been raised as of the latest count and more bottles continue to pour in. Instead of ending up in landfills, these bottles will be donated to serve three main functions: manufacturing blankets and T-shirts for the needy, reconstructing a classroom, and building an eco-library through Laguna's and MyShelter Foundation's bottle school project.
"This Wednesday, December 15, the Christmas bug also catches up with the Born Project as Doc Ferds Recio, Kiko Rustia and the volunteers go around distributing blankets and T-shirts made out of recycled plastics. Homeless families and hospital patients get a little warmth from materials that would've otherwise been thrown as trash.
"And finally, after overcoming several hurdles, the renovated classroom and eco-library will at last be unraveled.
"Don't miss the finale of The Born Project this Wednesday, December 15, right after Saksi, on GMA-7.
In the movie, John plays the Golden Bibe that grants super powers to Pinoy cinema’s so-called sexiest super heroine.
It should come as no wonder why John is a permanent fixture in Regal movies, his last being in Eugene Domingo’s box-office starrer, Mamarazzi.
To say the least, he is a favorite of lady producer Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle Monteverde-Teo.
“John is my lucky charm sa mga Regal movie na nagawa namin. Basta merong role na puwede sa kanya, we don’t hesitate to cast him dahil bukod sa pagiging professional, may suwerte siyang hatid sa mga project ng Regal,” Mother Lily reveals.
John may have been a second choice for the Golden Bibe role, but the comedian has no qualms about it.
“Naku, I don’t care kung pang-ilang choice ako sa movie. Alam kong importante ang role ko at sapat na sa akin ’yon. Bukod diyan, friends kami ni Marian na kasama ko sa Show Me Da Manny, so, bakit ko naman tatanggihan ang project na alam kong maganda at magaan ang mga kasama, ’di ba?” John explains.
This generous nature wouldn’t go unnoticed since this early, the grateful Regal matriarch has her eyes set on giving John his own solo starrer earmarked for release sometime next year.
Meantime, John, as the Golden Bibe, not only wields his super powers in Super Inday but spreads hilarious moments as well.
With comedienne Pokwang also in the cast, the fantasy filmfest entry definitely spells not just double but triple fun on Christmas Day!
In Super Inday, Marian, John and Pokwang are ably supported by Jake Cuenca, Mylene Dizon, Buboy Villar, Jairus Aquino, Sheena Halili and a lot more!
Michael Tuviera directs.
Louise delos Reyes, known for her role as Luisa in the youth-oriented program Tween Hearts and Grace in the primetime series Bantatay, will be launched by the Kapuso network as the lead star of their upcoming fantaserye "Alakdana."
Louise entered showbiz via the now defunct youth-oriented program "Lipgloss" on TV5. She also appeared on BFGF, another TV5 series and on GMA's Pilyang Kerubin. She is currently seen on Party Pilipinas and Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts where she is paired with Derrick Monasterio.
Come 2011, the GMA Artist Center talent will be promoted to a lead role in "Alakdana." The fantaserye is about to replace one of GMA's afternoon soap and it will be directed by Mac Alejandre.
By Night Owl on 5:31 AM
Ogie and Regine reminisced the romantic ups and downs of their relationship through a song wholeheartedly performed by Ogie for his bride-to-be. Watch the video below:
"Amaya", dubbed as an epicserye, is said to change the landscape of Philippine television in 2011. Also the first historical soap opera, Amaya topbills GMA's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.
It's a story about Bai Amaya, Bai meaning "Princess" in Islam.
“The story dates back to the 1500s. We are coordinating with the historical department of the University of the Philippines to make sure that every detail on this show is accurate,” said Lilybeth Rasonable, GMA-7's Vice President for Drama.
Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera's reel and real-life partner and her leading man in MariMar, Dyesebel, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang and Endless Love, will not be part of this project. As everyone knows, Dingdong is Regine Velasquez' love interest in the romantic comedy primetime series "I Heart You Pare", also slated to air early next year.
So who will be Marian's leading man this time? According to a rumor, one Kapamilya hunk actor auditioned for the role. If ever he bags it, he will surely consider transferring to the Kapuso network in no time to join the ambitious and big-budgeted teleserye.
The teaser of "Amaya" and other upcoming Kapuso shows will be first seen in GMA-7's annual cinema plug during the MMFF starting on Christmas day.
November 26, 2010 - Friday
ABS-CBN vs. GMA-7
Source: Kantar Media / TNS
Gising Pilipinas (1.1%) / Kape't Pandesal (1.7%) vs. Rescue (Replay) (1.6%)
Umagang Kay Ganda (5.4%) vs. Unang Hirit (4.6%)
Dora The Explorer (6.4%) vs. Doraemon (7.1%)
Spongebob Squarepants (5.6%) vs. Detective Conan (9.0%)
Banana Split Daily Servings (5.0%) vs. Shaman King (8.9%)
Panahon Ko 'To! (6.3%) vs. Shining Inheritance Revisited (6.8%)
Showtime (13.3%) vs. Love Ni Mister Love Ni Misis (5.2%) / Kapuso Movie Festival 'Ikaw Lamang' (9.3%)
Pilipinas Win Na Win! (10.2%) vs. Eat... Bulaga! (16.0%)
Juanita Banana (12.2%) vs. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (9.0%)
Alyna (12.3%) vs. Little Star (9.9%)
Kapamilya Blockbusters 'Ang Alamat Ng Lawin' (10.2%) vs. Koreana (14.0%)
Down With Love (14.0%) vs. Temptation Of Wife (15.9%)
Kokey @ Ako (23.5%) vs. Bantatay (19.7%) / Press It Win It (15.5%)
TV Patrol (26.3%) vs. 24 Oras (18.5%) vs. Willing Willie (14.0%)
Noah (27.7%) vs. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (18.4%)
Mara Clara (29.5%) vs. Grazilda (17.4%)
Imortal (26.8%) vs. Beauty Queen (16.2%)
Kristine (16.7%) vs. East Of Eden (10.2%)
Perfect Match (11.9%) / SNN Showbiz News Ngayon (6.0%) vs. Bubble Gang (8.1%)
Bandila (3.1%) vs. Saksi Liga Ng Katotohanan (3.6%)
S.O.C.O. (2.7%) vs. OFW Diaries (1.7%)
November 27, 2010 - Saturday
27 November 2010 Comparative National Ratings Data:
ABS-CBN vs. GMA-7
Source: Kantar Media / TNS
Salamat Dok (1.8%) vs. Pinoy MD Mga Doktor Ng Bayan (3.0%)
Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (3.3%) vs. Hanep Buhay (4.6%)
Honey Watch Out (3.2%) / I Got It (4.4%) vs. Tamagotchi (4.7%)
The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (7.1%) vs. Art Angel (5.5%)
Avatar The Legend Of Aang (8.4%) / Spongebob Squarepants (9.9%) vs. Flash and Dash (4.9%)
Boys Over Flowers Forever (9.1%) vs. Hole In The Wall (5.3%) / Maynila (8.3%)
Kapamilya Holiday Blockbusters 'The Incredibles' (14.0%) vs. Kapuso Megahit Festival 'Batman Begins' (10.9%)
Showtime (12.6%) vs. Eat... Bulaga! (Saturday) (19.7%)
Pilipinas Win Na Win! (10.9%) vs. Startalk (8.9%)
Entertainment Live! (7.8%) vs. Wish Ko Lang! (11.5%)
Kapamilya Saturday Blockbusters 'Shake Rattle & Roll 9' (15.1%) / TV Patrol Weekend (19.4%) vs. Kapuso Movie Festival 'Fantastic Man' (16.2%) vs. Willing Willie (Saturday) (13.2%)
Wansapanataym (24.4%) vs. 24 Oras Weekend (16.5%)
Maalaala Mo Kaya... (23.3%) vs. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (17.3%)
Failon Ngayon (11.9%) vs. Imbestigador (13.5%)
M3 Malay Mo Ma-develop (4.9%) / Banana Split (3.4%) vs. Comedy Bar (7.1%)
The Bottom Line With Boy Abunda (1.2%) / Sports Unlimited (0.8%) vs. Walang Tulugan With Master Showman (1.7%)
November 28, 2010 - Sunday
28 November 2010 Comparative National Ratings Data:
ABS-CBN vs. GMA-7
Source: Kantar Media / TNS
The Healing Eucharist (4.2%) vs. In Touch (0.8%)
Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (4.4%) vs. Pinoy MD Mga Doktor Ng Bayan (3.9%)
Salamat Dok (4.7%) vs. Blazing Teens 2 (5.0%)
Popoy: Isang Kwentong Pamasko (4.8%) vs. Flame of Recca (5.9%)
Beyblade (5.1%) vs. Shin Mazinger Edition Z (5.7%)
Matanglawin (8.6%) vs. Aha (6.6%)
Pinoy Pride 2 'Condes vs. Horikawa' (10.6%) vs. Kapuso Movie Sunday Festival 'Scaregivers' (16.7%)
Asap XV (14.4%) vs. Party Pilipinas (10.3%)
Your Song Presents Andi (8.3%) vs. Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts (9.6%)
The Buzz (11.9%) vs. Showbiz Central (8.9%)
TV Patrol Weekend (20.7%) vs. 24 Oras Weekend (14.4%)
Goin' Bulilit (19.6%) vs. Pepito Manaloto Reality Sitcom (16.6%)
Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo? (21.6%) vs. Kap's Amazing Stories (17.4%)
Star Power Sharon's (15.7%) vs. Mel & Joey (12.5%) / Show Me Da Manny (9.8%)
Sunday's Best (4.3%) vs. Sunday Night Box Office 'Segurista' (7.0%)
Urban Zone (1.6%) vs. Diyos At Bayan (0.8%)
November 29, 2010 - Monday
29 November 2010 Comparative National Ratings Data:
ABS-CBN vs. GMA-7
Source: Kantar Media / TNS
Gising Pilipinas (0.8%) vs. OFW Diaries (Replay) (1.3%)
Umagang Kay Ganda (4.4%) vs. Unang Hirit (4.1%)
Dora The Explorer (7.9%) vs. Doraemon (7.9%)
Spongebob Squarepants (9.9%) vs. Detective Conan (9.0%)
Mr. Bean (8.6%) vs. Shaman King (9.8%)
Banana Split Daily Servings (9.0%) vs. Shining Inheritance Revisited (7.7%)
Kapamilya Blockbusters 'Ang Darling Kong Asawa' (20.4%) vs. Kapuso Movie Festival 'Masikip Sa Dibdib The Boobita Rose Story' (7.7%)
Showtime (16.4%) vs. Eat... Bulaga! (18.6%)
Pilipinas Win Na Win! (13.3%) vs. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (11.4%) / Little Star (11.1%)
Juanita Banana (14.5%) / Alyna (15.6%) vs. Koreana (13.3%)
Down With Love (12.2%) vs. Temptation Of Wife (16.0%)
Shoutout (15.4%) vs. Bantatay (19.5%)
Kokey @ Ako (24.8%) vs. Press It Win It (16.2%)
TV Patrol (27.5%) vs. 24 Oras (18.1%) vs. Willing Willie (16.3%)
Noah (27.9%) vs. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (16.0%)
Mara Clara (25.5%) / Imortal (25.3%) vs. Jillian: Namamasko Po! (16.5%)
Kristine (17.6%) vs. Grazilda (16.1%)
Perfect Match (13.3%) vs. Beauty Queen (11.3%)
SNN Showbiz News Ngayon (7.3%) vs. East Of Eden (8.3%)
Bandila (3.6%) vs. Saksi Liga Ng Katotohanan (5.2%)
XXX (Exklusibong Explosibong Expose) (1.7%) vs. I-Witness (2.3%)