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Nominees told to prep 2 speeches for Oscar night

oscar_nuove_regoleLOS ANGELES – Organizers of Academy Awards have come up with an idea to avoid boring Oscar acceptance speeches which is always a “thank yous”. The idea: each nominees should prepare 2 speeches for Oscar Night.

Top contenders in Academy awards gathered on Monday for the annual Oscar nominees luncheon party in Beverly Hills, and as a tradition, producers of the show offered tips in giving the 45-second acceptance speeches.

The idea is to avoid a long list of “thank yous” to agents, directors, spouses, friends, and family. Oscar co-producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shenkman will have the winners give two speeches: one onstage telling audience what winning an Oscar means to them, and the other one backtsage for a “Thank You Cam” speeches where they can say “thank you” to whomever they want.

“Share your passion on what the Oscar means to you” with the audience, Shankman told nominees at the luncheon.

There were no guarantees that the nominees will follow the idea. So to illustrate the idea, the producers shows a videotape of Rene Zellwegger’s telling the audience of what this Oscar award meant to her.

Richard Gutierrez and PEP settled their issue amicably.

YESTERrichardDAY at the office of Department of Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, Richard Gutierrez and entertainment website Philippines Entertainment Portal (PEP) settled their misunderstandings amicably.

Almost a year when Richard filed a P25-million libel suit against the entertaiment website, particularly to its editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon, managing editor Karen Pagsolingan, and staff writer Ferdinand “Bong” Godinez, regarding the issue of “heated squabble” which Richard was alleged to be involved at director Mark Reyes’ birthday last March 29,2009.

On PEP’s official Twitter account, Richard’s mother Annabelle Rama and Jo-Ann have also settled their misunderstanding. Ruffa, Richards sister and his twin brother Raymond have also expressed in their respective Twitter accounts their happiness and relief over the settled of issue.

All’s well that ends well, indeed. After a year of misunderstanding and differences

“Mharlyn Aguilar”, Pokwang’s newest spoof subject.

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Pokwang [Marietta Subong in real life] finds another character to potray. After spoofing Annabelle Rama, the feisty Gutierezz matriarch, Irene Kho, mother of disgraced doctor Hayden Kho and Pac Mom, Aling Dionisia Pacquiao. She now impersonates Marlene Aguilar, the mother of the controversial road rage suspect Jason Ivler.

It became a viral hit on Youtube after it was debuted in “NNNN” portion of the gag show, “Banana Split” on ABS-CBN. Viewers applauds how the ‘ace comedian’ portray Marlene Agular on her spot-on mimicry. “Well, I’m happy that viewers appreciate what I do”, Pokwang said when she interviewed and informed her “Mharlyn Aguilar spoof” is now the talk of netizens.

According to Pokwang, its not easy to find someone to spoof nor its easy to portray them convincingly in amusing manner.

“I watch [video] footage. I study their hand gestures… their eye movement. It’s not easy.”

Pokwang insists what she is doing is purely for the entertainment of viewers- nothing more. “I don’t mean it to offend, it’s just work.”

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Super Junior will have a concert this year on April 10.

Korean pop has become more popular nowadays, groups like Wonder Girls and 2ne1 (with half pinay, half korean Sandara Park as onSuper-Juniore of the members) invades the music industry. And another group, Super Junior, an all-male group is now making its name here. Super Junior’s song “Sorry, Sorry” has occupied the No.1 position in the Myx International Top 20 Chart for the period January 23-29. Making their third album, “Sorry, Sorry” as the top selling K-pop album in the Philippines in 2009.

Last Jan. 23, they had a concert in Beijing, drewing thousand of fans in Wukesong Gymnasiom. They sang more than 30 songs but only 10 of them performed,      including Leetuk, Shindong, Siwon, Sungmin, Yesung, Kyuhyun, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Heechul. Other 3 members were absent due to personal commitments.

And as part of Asian concert tour, they will have a concert here on April 10. PULP Live Productions, the concert organizer said thousands of Super Junior fans here have already reserved tickets with them. Tickets price range from P900 to P8,500.

Other Super Junior’s concert will  pass through Taipei Taiwan, on Feb. 20 to 21; Shanghai, China on Mar. 6 to 7, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 20. They begin “The 2nd Asia Tour: Super Show 2″ in Seoul, Korea last year.

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Bayani’s show to match up ABS-CBN’s “Showtime”!

Reportedly, GMA-7 was already planned to put Comedian Bayani Agbayani on a  Game Show hosted by him. The show which will occupy the space vacated by “Sis” to compete with ABS-CBN’s controversial talent show, “Showtime”.

Bayani-AgbayaniCurrently, the time slot of “Sis” was replaced with the showing of Pilipino blockbuster movies after it went off to air.
GMA-7 already planned to mixed up Bayani Agbayani with People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao and her mom, Dionisia Pacquiao.
Consequently, changes happens in casting with Bayani Agbayani retains at its host. Former host of “Sis” Carmina VIllaroel and Gelli de Belen will join bayani in the show.

But Bayani Agbayani seems to have no match with Showtime’s hosts Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro and Kim Atienza. And there’s an information that GMA-7 stop plugging the show of Bayani as they feel it’s a suicide on their part to compete the popularity of “Showtime”

Almost two months since “Showtime” replaced Kapamilya shows “Ruffa & Ai”, hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez and Ai Ai Delas Alas and “Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?” by Edu Manzano.
A grapevine divulged that GMA-7 sold its “Sis” time slot to TAPE Inc., the producer of “Eat Bulaga”, thus, TAPE Inc., has now the right to produce any show to compete with “Showtime”.

Recently, “Showtime” became controversial after an episode which guest judge Rosanna Roces spoke about school teachers being a repeater and some defaming words. MTRCB ordered a 20-day suspension on ‘Showtime’, but yesterday, the order was lifted and it began to air again.

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American Idol 9 premieres on QTV11

With its two-part premiere this Wednesday and Thurday at 6pm, the biggest talent show in planet, the “American Idol” will be shown on QTV11 hosted by Ryan Seacrest..

To become the most star-studded season ever, American Idol 9 promises to have stars like Victoria Beckham, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Avril Lavgine and Kristin Chenoweth appearing as guest judges during the audition period.

With judges Simon Cowell, Randy jackson and Kara DioGuardi, there will be an additional judges to them, Emmy awardee and recently awarded as People’s Choice Award winner Ellen Degeneres to sit alongside with them.

Some of the most funniest and memorable “idol” tryouts across the U.S.A. begins today Jan.13 with the Bostons auditions held at the Gillette Stadium. Tommorow, Jan.14, another audition episodes which features the Atlanta auditions held at the Georgia Dome. Other venues include Amway Arena, Orlando; Cowboys Stadium, Dallas; Rose Bowl, Los Angeles; and United Center , Chicago

Set to come back this season is “Idol Gives Back”, the fundraising concert which features some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Catch the two-part episodes of American Idol Season 9 airs tonight at 6 and 8pm and Jan. 14 at the same time on Q Channel 11!