Rhian plays as Snow, a young girl abducted by a vengeful and haunted balete tree named Rico J. Puno. She grew up in the care of Basya (Ms. Celia Rodriguez), one of seven ghosts who reside in the haunted tree.
She was living perfectly as a ghost until a secret about her past is revealed when a spirit questor named Prince (Daniel Matsunaga) enters her life. She easily falls for him and saves his life from danger.
Later, Prince finds out that Snow White Lady is not a ghost at all, but is only a confused person. He then decides to help Snow look for her family.
Unfortunately, the seven ghosts would not let go of Snow and Basya just cannot set free the daughter she has raised for so long. Thus, she thinks of a way to keep Snow from returning to her normal life as a human.
How will Snow be reunited with her family and have a happy ending with Prince? Will Basya's scheme succeed? Can she really turn Snow into a white lady?
Watch the famous fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with a funny and scary new twist! Expect heartbreaking scenes about family, love and unusual friendship as well.
Completing the cast of Snow White Lady are: Lovely Rivero as Lilia and Richard Quan as Dante, Snow's parents; Angeli Nicole Sanoy as the young Snow; with the other ghosts comprised of Ms. Bella Flores as Lolita, Diego as Greta, John Feir as Sneezy, Jan Manual as Sleepy, Enzo Pineda as Doc and Yogo Singh as Gasper.
Under the direction of Lore Reyes and with Senedy Que as head writer, Spooky Nights Presents: Snow White Lady and the Seven Ghosts begins airing every Saturday on June 4 right before Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho on GMA-7.
Cesar Montano and Iza Calzado lead the cast of the newest Kapuso weekly TV sitcom titled "Andres de Saya".
Patterned after Carlo J. Caparas' original comics novel of the same title, the show also stars Gloria Romero, Caridad Sanchez, Elmo Magalona, Julie Anne San Jose, Chariz Solomon, Iwa Moto, Pekto and Jillian Ward.
Alessandra De Rossi's primetime series "Green Rose" on ABS-CBN is airing its finale episode this Friday, May 27. This will be her final project on ABS-CBN as she is set to make a comeback on GMA-7 via the afternoon drama series "Sentensyada."
This was confirmed by De Rossi's manager, Popoy Caritativo, on Twitter:
"Yes, Alex De Rossi is back in GMA! Magkasama sila ni Dennis sa new soap. Kaibigan namin si Alex. Huli silang nagkasama sa Super Twins"
Caritativo is also the manager of actor Dennis Trillo, the male lead star of "Sentensyada." Bianca King, on the other hand, is the female lead star, her first title role after 7 years of working with the Kapuso Network.
De Rossi will play the villain who will make the life of King's character miserable.
It will be recalled that De Rossi transferred to ABS-CBN in 2008 to be part of "I Love Betty La Fea." This was after she refused to be part of GMA-7's "La Lola" because of her rift with its lead star Rhian Ramos.
FashionPulis.com has posted earlier today an alleged photo scandal of rising Kapuso actor Mikael Daez. On the photo, you can see a naked guy who looks like Mikael holding a video camera on his left hand and holding his private part on his right hand.
Do you think the guy on the picture is indeed Mikael Daez?
By Night Owl on 11:26 PM
Filed Under: Mara Clara
GMA Network, Incorporated (GMA) started 2011 on the upward trend with an 18 percent growth in consolidated gross revenues from regular advertising and subscription accounts in the first three months to P3.138 billion from P2.652 billion delivered same period last year, after stripping off P973 million worth of political ads.
Airtime revenues delivered by platforms television and radio from regular advertisers grew by 21 percent to P2.865 billion from P2.367 billion. Flagship business unit Channel 7, which is now the acknowledged national ratings leader from January to date, and GMA Radio hiked regular advertising revenues by 25 percent and 19 percent, respectively.
GMA International made subscription and advertising revenues worth P230 million this first quarter. The amount is higher by three percent in dollar terms, but down by two percent due to the appreciation of the peso.
Continuing to build on its global brand, international channels GMA Pinoy TV (GPTV) and GMA Life TV (GLTV) hiked subscriptions by 10 percent and two percent, respectively, this first quarter. GMA International likewise readies for the launch of GMA News TV (GNTV) international edition in July.
On the other hand, GMA's syndication sales and acquisition arm, GMA Worldwide, Incorporated (GWI), sold P6.6 million worth of programs with new markets in Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei.
Meanwhile, newly launched GNTV made P12 million from its launch in February 28 till end March. GNTV is the first and only free-to-air news and public affairs channel on VHF (Very High Frequency). Because it is on free TV, viewers do not need to pay a cable service provider to get the latest news and information.
Net income for the quarter reached P534 million, a dip from P855 million recorded during the same period last year, which was mainly driven by political advocacies and advertisements in the top line.
GMA continues to thrive amid a non-election year with a modest increase in its total operating expenses (OPEX) by three percent to P1.989 billion. General and administrative expenses increased by 14 percent or by P114 million from P800 million to P914 million due to the Company's promotional activities in the regions to further establish its nationwide presence. The amount invested on ads and promotions almost doubled to P113 million during the first three months.
The quarter finished with earnings before income, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) worth P926 million, 34 percent behind last year's P1.413 billion.
GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon remains confident that GMA will deliver better financial performance in the succeeding months with GMA continuously emerging a ratings winner despite stiffer competition.
"GMA maintains its lead in audience share from January 2011 to date. With majority of the country's population now attuned to GMA, I look forward to a more solid liaison with our partners, the advertisers and viewing public alike," said Gozon.
On television, GMA has gone beyond ABS-CBN in national television ratings since the opening of 2011 and has managed to uphold its leadership position until today. This is according to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement - the broadcast industry's most trusted ratings service provider.
Based on household data surveyed in National Urban Philippines this April, GMA garnered 33.2 household audience share points, higher than ABS-CBN's 31.3 and TV5's 14.7.
In Urban Luzon, which comprises 77 percent of total television households nationwide, GMA's lead over competing networks remained at double digit levels. The Kapuso Network sustained its strong ratings performance in the said area with 36.8 share points, 10.4 points ahead of ABS-CBN's 26.4; and 20.6 points ahead of TV5's 16.2.
In viewer-rich Mega Manila, which covers 58 percent of total television households nationwide, GMA garnered 37.6 share points, 12.8 points up from ABS-CBN's 24.8; and 20.5 points higher than TV5's 17.1.
Furthermore, nationwide ratings data from January 1 to April 30 show that GMA delivered superior performance in audience shares with 33.6 points, up from ABS-CBN's 31.7 points and from TV5's 15.1 points.
For the same period in Urban Luzon, GMA registered an imposing 37.1 share points, higher than ABS-CBN's 26.7 by 10.4 and TV5's 16.9 share points by 20.2 points.
Year to date figures for Mega Manila show that GMA-7 posted 38.2 audience share points versus ABS-CBN's 25.1 and TV5's 17.7 for a lead of 13.1 and 20.5 points respectively.
Meanwhile, GNTV made a historic high ratings record during its coverage of the Royal Wedding last April 29. Throughout the wedding ceremony with live footage straight from Westminster Abbey from 5:00 to 8:00pm, GNTV hit 13.3 household rating - next to Channel 7's 18.6 rating for the same coverage. GNTV and Channel 7 delivered the highest ratings during the day.
- GMA-7 Press Statement
By Night Owl on 10:53 AM
Things happened too fast between Jude (Geoff Eigenmann) and Pilar (Carla Abellana) as they agreed to get married for the sake of Cookie's (Angeli Nicole Sanoy) custody and to get her out of the foster home. Their decision created different reactions from their friends and families. Despite these objections, they strongly pursue their wedding to save Cookie from Yvonne's (Cherie Gil) cruelty.
Subsequent to the wedding, an intense court hearing was done. Yvonne fools the people by her professional-like acting skills. But Cookie didn't allow this to happen as she reveals to everyone that Yvonne was just telling lies and she is maltreating her in real life. What will be the court's decision on Cookie's custody case?
Meanwhile, a very familiar man will be seen walking in a garden. Who is he? Is he the answer to Jude and Pilar's tribulation? Can he do something about the court's decision? Is he the light to their downfall?
Get the answers to these questions in Magic Palayok weeknights before 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.
Pagpipistahan ng mga kababaihan at kabadingan ang magagandang katawan ng mga aktor na nasa cast ng “Temptation Island” na co-production ng Regal Entertainment at GMA Films – sina Aljur Abrenica, Mikael Daez at Tom Rodriguez!
Todo-displey ang tatlong hunks ng matatambok nilang muscles at abs dahil ang sinakyan nilang barko ay nasiraan kaya stranded silang lahat kasama ang “Temptation” girls na sina Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff at Rufa Mae Quinto.
Sa tatlo, si Aljur Abrenica ang pinakamatapang magpakita ng hubad na katawan, mapipintog na muscles at makikinis na binti at hita. Lalong dumami ang naakit kay Aljur nang gawin niya ang TV series na “Machete.” Aware siyang pinagpapatasyahan ang kaguwapuhan niya’t pormadong katawan, kaya naman hindi na siya nag-iinarte pa kung ibuyangyang niya ito sa publiko, huh!
Produkto naman ng “Pinoy Big Brother” si Tom Rodriguez na lumaki sa ibang bansa. Kaya naman liberal ang kanyang pananaw sa pagpapakita ng hubad niyang katawan! Tutal naman, nagawa na niyang magpaseksi sa “Here Comes The Bride” at maging sa TV series na “My Driver, Sweet Lover” ng TV5. Sa “Temptation Island”, siya ang magiging love interest ni Marian Rivera kung saan hindi lang kissing scene ang ginawa nila kungdi maging love scenes, huh!
Naka-jackpot muli ang commercial model turned actor na si Mikael Daez nang siya ang piniling pumalit sa role ni Paulo Avelino. Second big acting project niya ang “TI” dahil isa rin siya sa leading men ni Marian sa TV series ng GMA 7 na “Amaya.” Eh, pagdating sa pagpapakita ng katawan, wala ring pakialam si Mikael dahil alam niyang sexy ang tema ang pelikulang
Sa totoo lang, hindi lang ang mga babaing artista ng “Temptation Island” ang magpapainit sa manonood! Nariyan din sina Aljur, Mikael at Tom na “cheesy” na, “yummy” pa, huh!
Nasa cast din ng movie si John Lapus na mula sa panulat at direksyon ni Chris Martinez.
Images courtesy of Regal Films
Poll: If You are Trapped in an Island with a 'Tempting Hunk', Who Will You Choose to Be With?
Magbabalik sa big screen ang 80s hit na Joey Gosiengiafio classic, ang "Temptation Island" na unang ginawa ng Regal Films. Tampok sa klasikong pelikula ang mga sikat sikat na mga beauty queen gaya nina Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, Bambi Arambulo at Jennifer Cortez. Nasa cast din ang aktres na si Deborah Sun at mga Regal actors na sina Ricky Belmonte, Domingo Sabado, Alfie Anido at Jonas Sebastian.
Matapos ang mahigit isang taong pagpapalit-palit ng female cast, nabuo na rin finally ang movie mula sa panulat at direksyon ni Chris Martinez. Huling umani ng papuri sa pelikulang Here Comes the Bride, 100 at Gunaw episode ng My Valentine Girls ni Richard Gutierrez at ni Eugene Domingo si direk Chris.
Agad ngang pumunta sa ng Paoay, Ilocos Norte ang buong cast bago ang Holy Week upang kunan ang mga eksena sa disyerto kung saan na-stranded ang ilang pasahero na pinangungunahan nina Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, John Lapus, Mikael Daez, Tom Rodriguez at Aljur Abrenica.
Napunta kay Marian ang role ni Azenith na putatsing na mahilig sumali sa beauty contests. Kay Heart naman napunta ang role ng konserbatibong si Dina at kay Solenn ang role ni Bambi na isang kontesera rin sa byu-con (beauty contests). Napunta naman kay Lovi ang role ni Jennifer na isang bratinela with matching yaya sa isla na ginampanan naman ni Rufa Mae na unang ginawa ni Deborah Sun.
Kahit grabe ang tindi ng sikat nga araw sa Ilocos na halos ikasunog ng mga kutis , masaya si Marian sa bonding na nangyari sa unang shooting days ng girls.
"Masaya kasi nagkakaroon ng bonding ang mga girls. Maganda pa 'yung lugar. Sobra nga lang ang init. Sobrang love ko talaga ang Ilocos!" pahayag ni Marian.
Wala namang pakialam si Heart kung masilip ang singit-singitan sa punit-punit niyang gown.
"This is the shortest skirt na sinuot ko! Para na siyang half panty, half gown! Ha! Ha! Ha! Pero masaya talaga ang bonding naming!" kuwento naman ni Heart.
Minani naman ni Solenn ang init sa disyerto habang nagsusyuting. "This is five star desert Survivor Philippines!" pagmamalaki ni Solenn.
Sina Rufa at Lovi ang madalas naman magkaeksena kaya naman hindi sagabal ang tsismis na pinag-aagawan nila si Fabio Ide upang hindi nila paghusayan ang mga eksena nila.
Matitindi pang eksena ang nakahandang gawin ng mga girls ng "Temptation Island" pero sigurado na na magkakarooon ng patalbugan, paseksihan at pagalingan sa kani-kaniyang role sa bagong version ng pelikulang hinding-hindi puwedeng mabura sa history ng pelikulang Pinoy!
Bukod sa malalandi at nakakakiliting eksena nina Marian, Heart, Lovi, Solenn at Rufa Mae, kakaibang Sweet ang mapapanood sa movie bilang beauty pageant coordinator.
By Night Owl on 10:05 PM
Filed Under: Manny Pacquiao
Hindi man siya ang paborito ng mga Pilipino sa paghaharap nila ng kababayan nating si Manny Pacquiao ngayong Linggo, aani naman si “Sugar” Shane Mosley ng kaliwa’t kanang mga tagahanga sa kanyang bagong patalastas para sa People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. Sa nasabing patalastas, ang kampeon ng welterweight World Boxing Association ay nakapustura sa loob ng tanghalan ng boxing katabi ang mga salitang “I Choose to Fight. Dogs Don't. Dogfighting Is for Cowards. Don't Do it.”
Laman din nito ang isang dalawampu’t limang segundong patalastas. Dito ipinaliliwanag ni Mosley na, “Alam ko at ng aking mga kalaban na oras na tumapak kami sa loob ng boxing ring, pinili naming mapunta sa lugar na iyon at kung hindi man kami manalo, makakaalis pa din kami. Hindi ganoon ang dogfighting.” Pagtatapos niya, “Marumi ang dogfighting, ito ay malupit, at ito ay laro ng mga talunan.”
Ang dogfighting ay isang karumal dumal na laro na iniiwang kawawa at baldado ang mga aso. Bagama’t ito ay labag sa batas sa Pilipinas, ang dogfighting ay patuloy na umuunlad at nananatiling nakatago mula sa paningin ng publiko. Nasaksihan na ng PETA ang mga aso pagkatapos silang puwersahang inilaban – naiiwan silang wasak ang katawan, duguan, babad sa ihi, hindi makalakad, at tadtad ng sugat, pasa at peklat. Ang mga “talunan” sa laban na ito ay kadalasang pinapatay ng kanilang mga tagapagsanay dahil hindi sila “palaban.”
Kasama si Mosley sa lumalaking listahan ng mga atleta at ibang sikat ng personalidad – kabilang sina Tito Ortiz, Ron Artest. Michael Strahan, Mac Danzig, Carey Hart, at marami pang iba – na nakipagtulungan sa PETA upang magsalita laban sa pang-aabuso sa mga hayop.
Ang kopya ng patalastas ay nakalakip. Ang broadcast quality na video ay nandito (para sa mga gumagamit ng PC, i-right click ang “download” na button at i-“save as” para ma-download. Para sa mga gumagamit ng Mac, piliin ang “download linked file”).
Para sa karagdadagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang PETAAsiaPacific.com
Although more than two decades have passed, it is undeniable that Elena Patron's comics and the movie remain to be popular. Many are excited to watch it again, this time on TV, for the story is even more gripping as it revolves around the fashion industry.
Aside from being the first lead role of Binoe's daughter, Blusang Itim is also the first drama of Winwyn Marquez, daughter of Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno.
Meanwhile, the series is the first TV show of the Master Rapper's son, Frank Magalona, as he joins his celebrity siblings in showbiz.
GMA brought together these children of renowned artists for this very special offering. Carl Guevarra also joins this lineup of up-and-coming stars as he plays the other leading man in the story.
With Jackielou Blanco, Rita Avila, Gary Estrada, Marissa Delgado, Bodie Cruz, Chariz Solomon, Lucho Ayala and Andrea Torres, Blusang Itim returns soon and it will be aired in GMA-7's Dramarama sa Hapon.
By Night Owl on 11:26 PM
Filed Under: TV Ratings
Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs in Mega Manila last Friday, April 28, according to AGB Nielsen Household Ratings:
1. Eat Bulaga (GMA) - 22.5%
2. Temptation of Wife (GMA) - 18.5%
3. Alakdana (GMA) - 15.5% / Nita Negrita (GMA) - 15.5%
4. My Lover My Wife (GMA) - 15.2%
5. Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA) - 14.9%
6. Ghost Fighter (GMA) - 12.8%
7. Magic Palayok (GMA) - 12.7%
8. Doraemon (GMA) - 11.6%
9. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
10. My Princess (ABS-CBN) - 9%
1. The Baker King Finale (GMA) - 28.3%
2. Mara Clara (ABS-CBN) - 27.9%
3. Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
4. I Heart You Pare (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
5. Dwarfina (ABS-CBN) - 23.1%
6. Imortal Finale (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
7. Mutya (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%
8. 24 Oras (GMA) - 21.6%
9. Captain Barbell (GMA) - 21.1%
10. William and Kate: The Royal Wedding (GMA) - 17.4%
Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines