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Rayver Cruz, Cristine Reyes’ new leading man in Reputasyon

Rayver Cruz will be Cristine Reyes‘ new leading man in the upcoming teleserye of ABS-CBN titled Reputasyon.

The role was first given to Derek Ramsay but he was too busy, Jake Cuenca supposed to take over but finally the role was given to Rayver, Cristine’s real life boyfriend.

When asked during his interview in PEP if he accepts that he’s just 3rd choice for the role he answered:
“Natutuwa ako, happy ako, di na importante kung pang-ilan akong choice. Natutuwa ako dahil napili nila ako. Masaya at nagpapasalamat ako sa magandang opportunity na ito. At least may show na naman ako. May mapapanod na naman ang tao at may work uli ako.”


Rayver Cruz (Photo by Alan Sancon)

Here are some of the questions asked by PEP to Rayver Cruz:

  • Na-pressure ba siya na dalawang sikat at mahuhusay na leading men ang unang inalok ng role na kanyang gagampanan?
    May pressure din naman, pero natutuwa ako na nakikita kong nag-e-evolve yung mga roles na ginagampanan ko. Nakaalis na ako sa dating image na bagets. Ngayon paseryoso na. Sa akin, challenge yun, so mas pagbutihan ko ang trabaho ko. Mas lalo ko siyang mamahalin at di ko sasayangin ang tiwalang binibigay sa akin ng ABS,” he answered.
  • Masaya si Rayver sa pagtatambal nila muli ni Cristine. Mas excited daw siya makatrabaho ang aktres bilang isang artista kaysa bilang isang girlfriend.
    “Di ako natutuwa dahil makaka-partner ko siya as my girlfriend. Natutuwa ako dahil makakatrabaho ko siya uli as a co-actor, dahil masarap siyang katrabaho, she’s very professional. Di ko ito sinasabi dahil girlfriend ko siya pero masarap talagang katrabaho si AA, magaling siyang umarte.”
  • May advantage ba na katrabaho niya ang kanyang girlfriend o baka gaya din sila ng iba na nahihirapang katrabaho ang karelasyon nila?
    “Di naman kasi kami madalas mag-away ni AA. Pag nagkakatampuhan kami, maliliit na bagay lang. Naaayos naman agad. Saka very professional kami. Di namin dinadala ang problema sa work. Saka katulad nung nagkasama kami sa Kristine before, may time para magkuwentuhan, magkulitan pero may time din na pag work, work talaga. May time na pag mabibigat ang mga eksena, di muna kami nag-uusap, time out muna.”
  • Kamusta naman sila ng girlfriend niyang si Cristine?
    “Okay naman. Happy kami, walang problema.”

Source: PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Teen stars Elmo Magalona and Sam Concepcion front acts on Miley Cyrus’ concert


Sam Concepcion and Elmo Magalona

This coming June 17, 2011(Friday) Miley Cyrus ‘ concert on SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds will be front acted by two young teen stars. Elmo Magalona (GMA7) and Sam Concepcion (ABS-CBN2).

Elmo and Sam, from rival networks, will share the stage with the teen queen pop sensation as they compete to catch her attention through their singing and dancing. They will also shower her a bouquet of flowers, something has reportedly said Miley is very fond of.

Concepcion plans to buy Miley the most expensive bouquet he could find while Magalona hopes that Miley will pick both of them.

Elmo Magalona, the son of late master rapper Francis M., told reports that it is his 1st time to open a concert for an international star.

Elmo said. “I just hope the fans remember the night for a long time. Being on the same stage as her (Miley) is already enough. Fulfilled na kami dun.”

Both of the teen male stars have the favorite Miley Cyrus song, it is the “The Climb”, an inspiring song that speaks up for Cyrus’ journey to worldwide stardom.

“The Climb is one of the best songs that she has made — the way it has made its mark on her fans and how it has inspired people,” said Sam.

Magalona and Concepcion promised to give their best performances her concert to show Miley how great and talented Filipinos are.

David Foster supports the idea of Charice and Sarah Geronimo collaboration


David Foster (top) Charice (bottom left)Sarah Geronimo(bottom right)

The famous singer-composer David Foster, Charice’s mentor, was interviewed by ABS-CBN’s North America Bureau on the launching of Vicki Belo‘s first clinic in the US.

The renowned singer supports the idea of collaborating Charice and Sarah Geronimo in a project together and was quited saying:
“I love Sarah. Sarah’s amazing and I think the two of them would be great together. I was in the Philippines and I wanted Sarah to come sing with me but she wasn’t available and I’d love to meet her someday.”

The Grammy-winner songwriter hasn’t meet Sarah yet but is willingly open in working with her someday.

When he was asked about Charice, David is confident that her career will continue to rise in the future: “She’s working with some young producers, and I’m monitoring from the 30,000-foot level. She’s 18 now, she’s got her own voice, she’s got her own mind, and she’s going to do great.”

In a previous interview with Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo, she said that she is also hoping for the collaboration to happen.

“Yun naman po ay nasa planning stage pa lang. I’m hoping na matuloy talaga. Kasi siyempre, international pop sensation kasi si Charice and it will be an honor to have a collaboration with her,” says Sarah.

John Prats denies rumored breakup with his girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go


John Prats

Happy Yipee Yehey host John Prats precisely clarified the rumor spreading about the break up of him and singer girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go.

According to his interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Wednesday night after the launch of SM Accessories at One Esplanade, Prats explained:
Hindi talaga totoo. Hindi ko nga alam kung saan nanggagaling ‘yong mga gano’n.

He doesn’t even know why this idea came up. But John also admitted that like any other relationship, sometimes he and Rachelle are also having disagreements.

Dumating din kami sa stage na talagang nagkakalabuan. Siyempre, lahat naman dumadaan sa gano’n. Hopefully, sana naman malampasan namin ang stage na ‘yon,” John said.

Prats believed that they wouldn’t have major problems with having tampuhan because of the friendship he and Rachel have.

Ang maganda naman kasi sa amin, before kami nagkaroon ng relationship, nagkaroon na kami ng friendship. So, kung ano man ang mangyari, parating magkaibigan pa rin kami,” John explained.

When asked if he plans to settle down with girlfriend Rachel he answered:
Hindi ko pa kasi siya naiisip. Kumbaga, I’m still young. Hoping. Lagi naman tayong hopeful kasi ilang beses na rin naman akong umasa na sana ‘yon, pero hindi naman natin masasabi ‘yon.”

John Prats can be seen from Monday to Saturday at the noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey with co-hosts John Estrada, Randy Santiago, Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang, Bianca Manalo, Jason Francisco, Matteo Guidicelli, Melai Cantiveros and Bentong,

James Yap and Marie Digby on their alleged relationship

James Yap and Marie Digby

James Yap and Marie Digby

The PBA basketball star James Yap and Youtube sensation Marie Digby finally clarified their alleged romantic relationship.

During James’ exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News yesterday, he admitted that he and Marie are indeed communicating with each other.

Bakit, masama bang makipagkaibigan?” James said.

Marie also confirmed the issue in a separate interview but she explained that they never really dated before.

We communicate on Facebook and we have also run into each other a few times since I arrived in the Philippines. No dates,” she said.

The two are still in the getting-to-know-each-other stage, but Marie is open to the possibility for them since she is not in a relationship now.

What I have been able to gather so far is he is a very, very kind and a nice person. For me, in my life, I have made a decision not to base whether or not I like someone on rumors or gossips. One of my biggest dreams is to be a mother, to be a wife so I’m trying to keep my eyes open now,” she stated.

On the other side, James denied the rumor that he is courting the actress-model Isabel Oli and Marie Digby at the same time saying, “Hindi naman naging kami (Isabel).”

Charice on working in “Here Comes the Boom”

Charice with Salma Hayek

Charice with Salma Hayek on the set of "Here Comes The Boom"

After playing on the hit American musical comedy series Glee season 2 as the foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon, Charice is once again cast as a student on a film. It is the upcoming Hollywood action-comedy movie Here Comes The Boom where she plays as a student named Malia alongside Salma Hayek.

Charice announced last Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in her Twitter account, saying: “Done with the movie!!! It was nice working with everybody! Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, everybody! Now it’s party time. :]

In an interview of the singer-actress with USA Today last May 24, Charice revealed some details about her character in the movie.

Henry Winkler plays a music teacher, and Kevin James is another high school teacher who sidelines as a martial arts fighter to save the music program. I play a student. She’s a little like Sunshine; she’s a brainiac and her father wants her to go home to the Philippines to work in a restaurant,” stated by Charice.

Directed by Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer director), Here Comes the Boom is set to be released next year 2012.

Manny Pacquiao thankful to wife Jinkee for forgiving Krista Ranillo


Manny Pacquiao

People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao is very thankful to his wife Jinkee for forgiving Krista Ranillo. Manny was allegedly secretly dating Krista when they were paired in their movie “Wapakman” in 2009.

The rumor spreaded that triggered a fight between Manny and Jinkee after his victory over Miguel Cotto.

Last year, Krista married Jefferson Niño Lim, Island Pacific supermarket boss. She recently gave birth to their baby boy.

Jinkee’s statement on The Buzz about forgiving sexy actress Krista Ranillo:
Matagal na rin kasi na panahon na nangyari ‘yon. So, parang kinalimutan ko na rin ‘yon. Tsaka napatawad ko na lahat kung sino man ‘yong nakasakit sa akin. Parang naka-move on na rin ako.”

Manny was asked to give a reaction about being named as the 24th highest-paid athlete by Forbes magazine. He replied, “Ganun ba? Masaya tayo diyan kasi pinaghirapan natin ‘yan.”

Ai-Ai delas Alas and Vic Sotto movie is coming soon

Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas

Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas

The box office comedy queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas speaks up during her interview with “SNN Showbiz News Ngayon” yesterday about her upcoming movie with the Prince of Comedy Vic Sotto. It will be a movie entry for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. It is also reported that the said movie will be under Star Cinema and M-Zet Productions.

Dream come true, wish come true and answered prayer na makakasama ko na si Bossing (Sotto) finally sa isang movie. Sabi ko last year sana next year hindi naman na kami magkalaban. Sana magkakampi na kami,” she said

Ai-Ai stated that it has been her dream to work with Vic Sotto because she hasn’t work with him before.

Oo, sobra kasi idol ko nga ‘yon. Nakakatawa kasama. Siyempre first time namin magtambal (sa movie), kailangan gawin namin lahat ng makakaya namin para maging part 2, part 3, part 4 ito,” she cracked.

She also promised the viewers that she and Vic will give their best in doing this movie and will definitely not fail their fans.

More fun, lahat ng makakapagpasaya sa mga tao gagawin namin ni Bossing,” she said.

Mariel Rodriguez made husband Robin Padilla cry

Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla

Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla

Action star Robin Padilla  revealed his soft side during his interview at The Buzz last Sunday. He admitted that he cried over some misunderstanding with his wife actress-host Mariel Rodriguez. During his interview with Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach, he said that things about love makes him cry.

He was asked when was the last time he cried, he became emotional and said:

Kanina lang, kasi maraming mga nangyayari ngayon na nagpo-promo. Yung ganyan naapektuhan si Mariel. Ayaw kong isipin niya na hindi ko na siya mahal, ayaw ko yun.”

Robin Padilla is busy promoting his new teleserye Guns and Roses with leading lady Bea Alonzo.

Ayaw ko yung (maisip niyang) makakalimutan ko siya, masakit sa akin yun. Kasi ang pag-ibig namin lalo siyang umaakyat hindi naman siya (pababa),” he added.

Guns and Roses is now airing at ABS-CBN after 100 Days to Heaven.