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IC Mendoza loves the gay life!

The son of entertainment writer Dolly Ann Carvajal and grandson of Inday Badiday, the Grand Dame of Showbiz Intrigues, IC Mendoza was an award-winning child star who gladly accepted growing up gay. He’s “Chikalectric” host with mom Dolly Ann Carvajal over Viva Cinema carried by Cignal TV, Cablelink and various cable operators nationwide. A 24-hour Tagalog movie channel, it uses Viva Artist Agency talents as hosts in its unique features are local movies, entertainment and news programs.

IC candidly shares with STIR his hair-raising love life!

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I think we should respect people’s decision even its not what our minds and perceptions think as good or bad. Lets all be happy for everyone.

‘Kinatay’ draws raves, rants in Cannes

MANILA, Philippines—Once again, critics are either raving or ranting about the Philippines’ Main Competition entry in the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

Early reviews of Brillante Mendoza’s “Kinatay” (literally, “butchered”), which premiered on Sunday in the world’s most prestigious gathering of movies for exhibition and competition, were posted online the very next day.

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I think Mendoza just wants to create a movie that is all factual, having said that im sure it was based on a true story, he is just a good director wanting to be all about reality.

Employees of AiAi and Allan K cry foul

MANILA, Philippines—Eleven employees of a comedy bar owned by comedians Allan K and AiAi have asked the Court of Appeals to reverse a decision of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) upholding their dismissal.

They told the court they were illegally terminated by the Klownz Comedy Bar, owned by Allan K (Allan Quilantang), AiAi (Eillen Delas Allas) and other incorporators

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We should take first the comments of both comedians before commenting on it.  I think they have valid reasons for doing it.

Nikki Gil has already introduced Billy Crawford to her family

Billy Crawford just turned 27 last Saturday, May 16, and he had a blast during his celebration on A.S.A.P ’09 Sunday, May 17.

Nainterview muna siya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) bago siya pumunta sa launch ng Fly, the newest scent from Human, which he is endorsing, at the Trinoma activity center.

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I dont get why Nikki and Billy dont talk about their relationship, if they have. But its working for both of them to not tell about it.

Hatton deals with ex-trainer’s £1M suit after loss to Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Still licking his wounds from his devastating loss to Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton faces another nagging problem: Ex-trainer Billy Graham is suing him for more than £1million.

According to Mirror, Graham claimed that Hatton still owes him the huge amount as his share from the Hitman’s fight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2007 and his showdown with Juan Lazcano of Mexico last year.

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I dont understand why he cant pay his trainer, I mean, he still have a lot of money after their fight with money. Being promoter is his next job is so far from boxing? Its better to be like a boxing coach to children who want to be boxers.

Asia’s dark pics make a splash at Cannes

CANNES, France – Asia made a splash at Cannes with films from Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines this weekend, almost all throwing dark violent blood-spattered visions of the world onto festival screens.

Hong Kong’s Johnnie To offered “Vengeance”, starring aging French rock idol Johnny Hallyday as a father out for blood after a family murder. A gangster movie shot like a western peppered with Triad shoot-outs, it is one of 20 films competing for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or.

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I think Asian films are the best films or should i say asian filmmalkers including Filipino filmmakers are one of the best in the movie industry. With many religious and historical events that the filmmakers can be influenced, Asian movies surely are the best.

17 STARs, 17 MAGIC years

ABS-CBN Star Magic, truly the home of top caliber young artists of today’s showbiz, celebrates its 17th year! It has been 17 years of discovery, management and development of artists. 

From the reality shows, Star Magic is also the home of products of “Pinoy Big Brother,” White Castle, Be Bench, Del Monte’s Got 2 B Fit Challenge, “Pinoy Dream Academy” and “Pinoy Fear Factor.” Here are 17 Star Magic artists whose programs are shortlisted in the top 10 of daytime and primetime shows for excellent acting and high production values.

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Star Magic has been producing talented individuals that are really seating at the top of the entertainment industry.  Hopefully, this new line-up of entertainers will be at the top too.

JC Tiuseco won’t watch Katrina Halili video out of respect

MANILA, Philippines Four months pa lang si JC Tiuseco sa showbiz simula nang manalo siya sa “Survivor Philippines,” pero in terms of confidence, masasabing naa-achieve na nga ito ni JC. Napansin namin ito sa kanya sa huling gabi ng “Sweet 16″ show ni John Lapus kunsaan isa siya sa mga special guest.

Ipinaalala namin kay JC na noong nakaraang birthday show niya kasi sa Zirkoh, kinailangan pa niyang mag-wine para lang lumakas-lakas nang konti ang loob niya. Natatawa ito nang maalala rin yun. “Oo nga! Nakailang wine rin ako nun! Pero kabado pa rin.”

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JC Tiuseco has gone a long way from being the Survivor winner. Now, despite of his success he still respect the people around him.

Next for Judai, Ryan: a baby

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo want to start their own family immediately.

The newlyweds, who just got back from their honeymoon in Boracay, said they are praying to have a baby soon. 

“Hindi ko pa alam [kung buntis ako] kasi wala pa akong sinusubukan na [pregnancy tests pero] sana [ang] dasal [namin] na mabuntis na nga [ako],” Santos said.

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I watched the TV presentation of Judy Ann Santos- Ryan Agoncillo Wedding Special yesterday and I was wondering if Judai and Ryan made a lot of money out of it. By the way, the wedding was such a hollywood-like, where their guests have been invited very late and the time of the actual wedding itself had been a mistery  for all of the guests.

Cheche Lazaro cites harassment behind wire-tapping case

Veteran broadcaster Cheche Lazaro believes that the wire-tapping case filed against her by Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) vice-president for communications Ella Valencerina is an outright form of harassment.

The GSIS official alleged that Lazaro-host of the late-night news magazine show Probe-recorded then aired a phone interview with her without her consent. The phone conversation was included in the November 12, 2008 episode of Probe, which tackled the agency’s alleged failure to deliver its commitment to provide financial support to retired public school teachers.

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A proper investigation should be perform in this case. I hope the government should not just prosecute mediamen without any right reasons. I hope it will not turn out to be like Ted Failon’s.