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Nora Aunor Lost Her Singing Voice

Superstar Nora Aunor hoping that she’ll be able to sing again someday. She had a cosmetic surgery years ago that allegedly damaged her vocal cords. After a series of medical check-up and treatment for her vocal cords in the U.S. she returned in Philippines last February.

She did a couple of acting projects, she said every time she sees other people sing it makes her cry since she misses performing so much.

Nora said when she had an interview at the 9th Enpress Golden Screen Awards last March 24 in Teatrino Greenhills,“Umiiyak pa rin ako kapag nakakapanood ng mga kumakanta.  Sa totoo lang,”.

The Superstar received the Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement award. She learned to accept the fact that a lot of harm has been done even though she regrets the damage to her vocal cords. Nora said, “Masakit talaga. Nagsisi ako kung bakit ko ginawa (ang cosmetic surgery), pero andoon na iyon, eh.  Wala na tayong magagawa.”

Superstar Nora Aunor admits that she always listen to her songs even it hurts her. But despite of this she’s happy because of the Noranians continue believe her. “Iyon na lang ang nagbibigay-buhay din sa akin talaga. Maliban sa pamilya at sa lahat ng mga nagmamahal sa akin,” she said.

Nora gave an update on her medical treatment in the US.  “Na-check-up na ako ng doktor.  Kaya kailangang bumalik ako para sa operation. Totoo iyon (na malaki ang magiging expenses). Kaya pinag-iipunan ko pa ‘yong ibang dapat gastusin”, she said.

She has a new project at her home network TV5 but she will first make a movie with multi-awarded director Brillante Mendoza this April.

Katrina Halili Pregnancy

Katrina confirmed in showbiz talk show of GMA-7, Startalk last March 24 that she’s three months pregnant and Kris Lawrence was the father of her baby.

Based on Katrina she found out that she’s pregnant last February. Katrina said, “Yun ang naisip ko na, ‘Ready na ba ako na ibang tao na ang iisipin ko? So, isang araw ko inisip yun, okay naman po. Blessing po ito, e. Ito na ang ibinibigay sa akin na bagong chapter sa buhay ko, e,”.

Her personal assistant was the first person who knew about her pregnancy and then she tells it to Kris Lawrence. “Masaya si Kris. Siyempre blessing yun, e.”, Katrina said.

After how many weeks before they tell to their parents about her pregnancy. Katrina said, “Tiyenempuhan ko na kasi.Una kasi nasabi niya [ina ni Katrina] sa kaibigan ko na gusto na raw niya magkaapo… ‘Sige, sabihin ko na nga! Pati ang parents ni Kris, parang gusto na rin nila magkaapo kaya sinabi na rin namin.”. So in the side of Kris it was the first grandchild while in the side of Katrina it was the second.

Katrina also said that she’s not having food cravings, “Nung two months pa lang, mga one week ako hindi nakapaglakad, sobrang masakit kasi ang likod ko. Pero ngayon, okay na po.” She said.

She always wants to cook.”Siguro mga two months, pagkagising ko at bago ako matulog, luto lang ako nang luto.Mga kare-kare, kaldereta… yung mga hindi ko alam lutuin, tina-try kong lutuin ‘tapos mga tao sa bahay pinapakain ko. Sa isang araw, mga tatlong putahe ang niluluto ko! Actually, nahirapan din siya kasi parang feeling niya, wala siyang kuwenta kasi ayoko siyang makita. Gusto ko magluto lang nang magluto, ayaw ko pa-istorbo!” she said.

Katrina said that she and Lawrence focus first in their baby. They did not talk about the wedding. “Hindi naman po namin kailangang i-rush. Like sabi nga po ng Papa ko, hindi porke’t may nangyaring ganyan, e, kailangan ma-pressure si Kris na pakasalan ako. Ako rin, ayoko muna kasi ibang usapan na po yung kasal. Siguro ‘pag dumating na yung time na talagang gusto na naming dalawa… na ready na kami. E, hindi pa po kami ready,” saad ng aktres.

Katrina due date was on September.

Katrina was not worried about her career and she’s happy what she have right now. “Actually, nagpaalam ako sa production na sana tanggalin na lang nila ako kasi baka hindi ko naman magampanan ang role na gusto nila.Like, baka hindi na ako makapagsuot ng sexy… siyempre magge-gain ako ng weight. Bawal pa ako magpuyat, kailangan kong alagaan ang sarili ko din. Baka hindi ko magampanan ang ibibigay nila sa akin na trabaho. Hindi naman nila ako pinayagan kasi kailangan nga po nila ako sa show. Willing naman po ako mag-stay kung sasabihin nila ang ganun. At least, maalagaan nila ako. Ang akin lang, gusto ko lang iparating sa kanila kung ano ang sitwasyon ko,” Katrina said.

After she finished her drama series she will be having a vacation in Palawan in two to three months. Katrina wants that her baby was a girl but whatever God will give to them they will accept it with all their heart.

Mariel Rodriguez Interviewed BB Gandanghari

After the interviewed of Mariel Rodriguez to BB Gandanghari in Paparazzi last March 17, the PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed her.

Mariel is the one who assigned to interview BB Gandanghari. She said, “Kasi yun talaga ang napagkasunduan talaga nilang dalawang magkapatid [BB and Robin] na uuwi siya dito, ‘tapos mai-interview ko siya. So, very thankful ako kasi grinant niya yung interview yun sa akin. Sayang nga, e, kasi we were pressed for time.  Pero feeling ko naman, yung important na questions, naitanong ko. Yung tungkol sa kanyang ano… sex change. Kasi yun talaga yung maraming gustong makaalam at gustong tuldukan, siyempre. Kanina naman, she said na ang nakakaalam lang what’s in between her legs ay siya and, hopefully, yung partner niya. Dahil doon sa sinabi niyang ‘hopefully yung partner,’ doon ko na nakuha na I don’t have to ask it anymore, wala.”

Mariel asked BB Gandanghari about her sex change. “Ahm, sinabi ko sa kanya na ‘I’m gonna have to ask you.’ Kasi nahihiya ako… I don’t know how to start it, di ba? Hindi ka naman maggu-go up to anyone and say na, ‘So, ano? Nagpaano ka ba?’ Di ba? Hindi mo yun gagawin. What more your sister-in-law. Siyempre, may respeto ako dahil kapatid ito ni Robin.May respeto ako sa lahat ng ini-interview ko, mas lalo yung respeto ko dahil kapatid ito ni Robin. Medyo nagbigay ako ng kaunting pasintabi… I wil have to ask what people want to know.And bilang hindi naman bago si BB Gandanghari sa industriya, alam niyang kasama naman yun.” Mariel said.

Robin and BB Gandanghari reaction when they see each other again.”Siyempre, nagkagulatan. Hindi naman mawawala yun. Siyempre, love ni Robin si BB bilang kapatid. So, siyempre, kung ano yung magpapasaya kay BB, sino ba naman siya para hadlangan yun?” Mariel said.

Robin accepts BB Gandanghari on what she is right now. Mariel said, “Uhm… ako ang pananaw ko… personal view ko ito, ha? Robin, bilang isang kapatid, tanggap niya yun dahil kapatid niya yun, e. Pero Robin, bilang isang Muslim, mahirap. So, doon nagkakaroon ng… may kaunting…Siyempre ano, even on my part, hindi ko naman siya puwedeng, ‘Okey ka lang ba? Hindi ko naman siya puwedeng ganunin. ‘Game ka ba? Okey ka ba?’”

Mariel also accepts BB Gandanghari.”Siyempre, wala namang hindi… kasi hindi ko naman nakilala si Rustom, e, you know? Si BB ang kakilala ko. I mean, si Rustom, na-meet ko siya sa PBB kasi naghu-host ako nun. Doon ko siya nakilala.  Pero yung nakausap, never ko talagang nakausap si Rustom. Since nung pumasok ako sa pamilya nila [Padilla], si BB na po ang nakilala ko. So, parang bakit hindi naman ako matutuwa, e, yun ang kakilala ko? So, hindi ko alam ang difference.”, she said.

Mariel didn’t answer the question if the other members of the Padilla family accept BB, BB was no comment when Mariel asked her this question. Mariel said, “Kung siya nag-no comment, e, di sino ba naman ako para mag-comment, di ba? Mas lalong ako ang pinakawalang karapatan para mag-comment on her behalf para sa family nila. So, kanina, nasasagot ko dahil yung tungkol kay Robin. Yun, may kaunting karapatan doon.”

Mariel is not the Manager of BB Gandanghari. “Uhm, hindi, hindi. Dito po nagtatapos sa interview na ito para lang maitawid yung interview na ito. Actually, she’s staying with the other sisters, si Ate Rema.Yun naman si Ate Rema ang nagbigay sa kanya ng BB Gandanghari [na pangalan]. They’re very close, sinundo pa siya sa airport.Feeling ko nga, at point, kasi ang daming nagti-text sa akin, manager ba ako ni BB?Ang daming nagti-text sa akin, ‘Puwede ba namin ma-interview si BB? Can I get in touch with BB? So, ako naman, reply naman ako. Pero yung time na yun, hindi ko masabing sa akin ang first interview. Siyempre, si BB na yung nag-ano.” Mariel said.

The PEP asked Mariel if BB still use her past name Rustom Padilla in her passport now. Mariel answered, “Alam mo, napakagandang tanong ‘yan… Actually, I know, but I don’t know if I should say kasi she’s now BB Gandanghari. May alam ako, pero… sana tinanong ninyo siya kanina. Actually, marami ang nagtatanong sa akin niyan. Yun talaga ang mapaisip ka sa passport. Pero yung picture, paano na yun? Pero, di ba, kahit sunglasses, eyeglasses, cap, pinatatanggal sa Immigration?”

Maricel Soriano And Her Two Former Househelps Settled The Problem Between Them

May Cachuela and Camille Acojedo file a complaint of maltreatment last year to Maricel Soriano.

The two house helps of Maricel went to a program “Isumbong Mo kay Tulfo” which is hosted by Mon Tulfo to complain about what happened at the house of the actress Maricel in Rizal Tower of Rockwell at Makati City last June 29, 2011.

May Cachuela and Camille Acojedo also complain in Barangay Hall of Poblacion in Makati City

They had a clarification hearing in Barangay Hall for the physical-abuse case that Cachuela and Acojedo filed but Diamond Star Maricel Soriano did not show up.

At the office of Vic del Rosario Jr. and Shirley Kuan the two sides decided to settle their problem after a year. They both realized that what happened to them was a misunderstanding because of their emotions.

Here are the full joint statements of both sides.

“Noong ika-29 ng Hunyo 2011 ay nagkaroon ng isang hidwaan sa pagitan nina Gng. Soriano at Bb. Acojedo at Bb. Cachuela.  Dahil dito ang magkabilang partido ay nagkasamaan ng loob at ito ay naging bunga para sa pagrereklamo nila Bb. Acojedo at Bb. Cachuela kay Gng. Soriano sa piskalya ng Lungsod ng Makati.

“Dahil sa tulong nina Mon Tulfo at Congresswoman Bagasina ng ALE Partylist, ang mga partido ay nabigyan ang bawa’t isa ng pagkakataon na ipaliwanag ang kanilang mga saloobin sa pangyayari sa isa’t isa. Dito natanto ng lahat na ang naganap na insidente ay isa lamang hindi pagkakaintindihan ng mga partido dahil sa bugso ng kani-kanilang damdamin. Matapos ang mapayapa at maayos na pag-uusap ng mga partido, minabuti na nila na magkasundo at tapusin na ang hidwaan na namagitan sa kanila.

“Pinili ng mga partido na makipag-kasundo sa isa’t isa at kalimutan na lamang ang kung anumang nangyari at bigyan halaga ang matiwasay na muling pagkakasundo nila.

“Nagpapasalamat sina Gng. Soriano, Bb. Acojedo at Bb. Cachuela sa tulong nina Mon Tulfo at Congresswoman Bagasina sa pagkakataong ibinigay sa kanila para matapos na ang kanilang hidwaan at magkabati na muli.”

Anne Curtis: “Hindi naman talaga ako singer.”

Anne Curtis confirmed that there is no problem between her and Lea Salonga. There’s an issue that Lea Salonga insulted the way Anne sings. But Lea Salonga immediately said that she didn’t say any specific name about the person who cannot really sings.

The columnist of news website of TV5 who is responsible for writing the wrong issue regarding Lea Salonga and Anne immediately gave an apology.

When Anne had her press conference yesterday March 16 for her new product endorsement which is Cherry Mobile at 55 Events Place, Scout Rallos, Quezon City., she tells that Lea and her talk already about this issue.

Anne said, “Nag-message siya [Lea] sa akin noong birthday ko [Pebrero 17]. She greeted me. Sabi niya, ‘First, Happy Birthday. Second, I’m so sorry.  I would never say anything that would offend [you]. She just said sorry for the whole hassle. But hindi naman siya nagso-sorry kasi wala naman siyang sinabing mali.”

When Anne heard the news she didn’t feel offended. “Hindi naman talaga ako singer at sinabi naman talaga ni Ms. Lea ‘yon. Performer ako, di ba? Kaya hindi talaga ako na-offend kasi hindi naman talaga ko singer.” she said.

Anne added, “Sabi ko, I know naman, Ate, no worries. I know it was irresponsible journalism. Irresponsible journalism… kasi they admitted naman. They admitted naman [it's] their fault, which is the good thing about it. Hindi nila pinaglaban hanggang dulo na sila ang tama. They admitted their fault naman. You know, it’s a good thing they admitted their fault.”

The media asked Anne if she wants to be with Lea in a singing performance. Anne said that it’s favorable for the show “It’s Showtime”. “Reflection!” is the song that Anne wants to sing if ever they had their duet performance.

The “Reflection” song is a theme song for the Disney movie “Mulan” who sang by Lea.

Anne said, “Hindi ko alam. Nakakatawa. Even if I’m not a singer, it’s always been my dream to sing with singers. Kahit nga noong lumabas si Sir Martin [Nievera] noong birthday ko, ‘Oh my god!” Pinakanta pa ako ng “You Are My Song” na pagkataas-taas. Hindi ako prepared! Sabi ko, ‘But thank you for giving me a chance.’ Alam mo ‘yon, that’s why I’m so happy kasi these singers, knowing that I’m not a singer, are game to sing with me. Kaya nagiging inspirational para sa lahat ng mga hindi singers, na okay lang.”

In the other hand, after her successful concert (Annebisyosa: No Other Concert) in Araneta last January, Anne will be in Cebu and Middle East for a concert tour. She was happy because there are some people who want to see her singing.

“Although hindi ko alam kung kaya ko,” Hindi talaga. Alam mo sinasabi ko talaga, “Boss Vic, after ha, ayaw ko na. Masaya na ako na nangyari siya once. ‘Yong sa Araneta, that was the pinakabongga for me. Ngayon, may Cebu and everything. Although I want to do it kasi may mga hindi nakarating. May ibang taga-probinsya na nagtu-tweet, ‘Pumunta naman po kayo dito. So natutuwa ako na ang daming mga [nagre-request]. May Davao, may Bacolod. Kaya sabi ko, ‘Ang taray naman. Pasok!’ I wanna do it for them also”, she said.

Angel Locsin Reacts About The Comments Of Arnold Clavio’s On Azkals Regarding Not Being Pure Pinoy’s

GMA-7 broadcaster Arnold Clavio comments on sexual harassment complaint for the two members of Philippine Football Team (Azkals), Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado and it became a hot issue on different social networking sites.

Cristy was the match commissioner of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). When she had a mandatory team checks on Azkals team last February 28, Moy said to her “must be a B cup”.

But based on the team manager of Azkals who is Dan Palami, maybe Cristy was having a misinterpretation on what Moy said. “They [players] were talking among themselves. There was a comment made by Denis Wolf about the flatness of Carli’s [De Murga] chest, to which Lexton Moy replied, ‘Just because you are Cup B you say that to Carli,’ or something to that effect. Denis and Carli even hugged each other. It was all a joke,” Palami said.

Cristy complaint also about Guirado wearing underwear in front of her.

On the morning show of GMA-7 Unang Hirit last Tuesday March 13, Arnold Clavio gave his opinion about this issue. “Talagang aral na sa inyo ‘yan. Ang yayabang n’yo. Akala n’yo porke’t dinadagsa kayo ng mga fan, ang gaguwapo n’yo, e. Parang God’s gift to women. E, alam ng lahat… ikinukuwento nga ni Cristina, lahat ginawa para ipaalam na may babaeng papasok sa locker, ilang katok nga sila, e. E, malapit na yung match, e. Kailangan ma-check na yung dalawang koponan. Dahil nauna yung Philippine Team bago yung Malaysia na team. Ngayon, nag-sorry para dun sa isa nilang kasamahan. Saan ka nakakita nga Azkals na may suso? Wala naman akong ma… Anong Cup B, maybe a Cup B, sa isa nilang kasama. Sana nag-sorry, sorry na lang talaga.” Arnold said.

News Anchor Arnold Clavio gave a comment also about having a difference culture of most of Azkals member. Moy was a pure Pinoy but he grown up in New York, USA and Guirado was a Filipino-Spanish who grown up in Spain and he can’t talk Tagalog and English

Arnold said, “Hindi ko kayo kakultura. Kasi wala dito [sabay turo sa kanyang puso] at wala dito [sabay turo sa kanyang ulo]. Hindi naman kayo Filipino. Nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi. Hindi kayo dito lumaki, mahirap yun. Insensitive.”

But in behalf of this Arnold congratulate the Azkals team, they currently having their match on AFC Challenge Cup sa Kathmandu, Nepal. Arnold said, “Congratulations, hiwalay naman ito [ang sexual harassment complaint] sa kanilang ginagawang pakikipaglaban. So, good luck din sa inyong susunod na laban. Sana mapunta kayo sa Final 4 ha—na bihira pong narating ng Pilipinas sa matagal na panahon, ngayon lang.”

March 14, yesterday Angel Locsin posted on Twitter regarding on Arnold Clavio’s opinions about Azkals. She is the rumored girlfriend of Phil Younghusband, one of the members of Azkals.

Angel posted, I think arnold clavio’s a good person. But this time, sobrang foul lang. That’s his opinion. This is mine. Madali lang sumira ng reputasyon, mahirap ibalik. Konting sensitivity lang sana.”

Angel answered one of the Twitter user,”hindi naman po isang tao lang ang azkals. At hindi naman po yung issue yung pagiging pinoy nila. Unfair po yun.”

Rhian Ramos Learned A Lesson After All The Controversies She Had

Rhian answered all the question of the press. She gave thanks to her family who always there in her side, her fans who sends her an inspiring messages and also the GMA-7 management who understand her situation.

She admitted that she learned many lesson regarding her past experiences. “Siguro ganoon lang talaga ang buhay parang may balance, may compensation.Hindi puwedeng laging lahat pangit, hindi puwedeng laging lahat maganda. May balance lang. Masaya ako sa 2012 ko kasi parang sa short amount of time, parang ang daming nangyari. Yung GMA, thankful ako dahil pinayagan nila ako na magbakasyon. Malaking bagay ‘yon sa akin. Ang laking tulong…”, she said.

The press also asked her about the primetime series of GMA-7 “My Beloved”, she is the one who will be the leading lady of Dindong but because of her situation that time she decided to quit. Marian Rivera replaced her role.

Rhian said, ”Parang kalahating nakakapanghinayang, ‘tapos kalahating hindi, kasi alam ko naman kung bakit ko kailangang magbakasyon. At saka nakatulong talaga sa akin yung bakasyon ko. And then, on the other hand, kapag napapanood ko sa TV [yung My Beloved], ang ganda lang talaga na project. Nakikita ko siya kung gaano kaganda kaya napi-picture ko minsan yung mga eksena, lalo na yung mga nagawa ko na. One month din ako nag-tape noon. Siguro, mga three weeks na yung na-canned.

Pero looking back, hindi ko rin naman nire-regret kasi kinailangan ko rin yung bakasyon na ‘yon.”

She learned many lesson regarding the controversies she had. Ang dami kong natutunan… kung ano yung importante. Kung ano  yung pina-prioritize, lalo na sa point na ito sa buhay ko. At saka ano, parang feeling ko, sinadya na ginawa ni Lord ‘yon para…Siguro para… paano ko ba ito sasabihin? Siguro God wants me to be in the right place, be with the right people, yung ganoon. So, kapag hindi tama, inilalayo Niya ako. Kung hindi pa naman ako natuto, ewan ko na lang! Oo naman… madami. Madami akong natutunan.” she said.

Rhian was no longer afraid of her ex-boyfriend DJ Mo Twister. “Siguro hindi na,” sambit ng young actress. Dati oo… ngayon, parang malayo naman siya. Nandito naman ako [sa Pilipinas].Nagbabasa pa ba siya ng mga artikulo tungkol kay Mo?Nagbabasa? Ay, hindi na, pero binabalitaan ako ng mga tao… may mga nagkukuwento, pero wala.Ako pa ba ang magpa-bad trip sa sarili ko?” she said.

She is ready to confront the issue. She said, “The most confrontation na ginagawa ko ngayon, talagang kahit mahirap, hinaharap ko pa rin. And it’s difficult to go to court for example… hassle siya, pero kailangang gawin. Ano, e, parang alam ko kung ano yung dapat bigyan ko ng importansiya at hindi. Talagang I’m moving on. Saka ang dami ulit na nangyayari na maganda, so doon ko inilalagay ang atensiyon ko.”

Annabelle Rama And Nadia Montenegro Had Their Own Version Of Story Regarding What Happened In San Juan Prosecutor’s Office

Annabelle filed a case of theft to Nadia, the last hearing was held yesterday March 12 at  San Juan Prosecutor’s Office.

NADIA’S VERSION.

The PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) received a text message from Nadia, she  said that Annabelle was became wild again. The PEP called Nadia as soon as possible to  know the whole story.

Based on Nadia, “Natataranta na naman siya [Annabelle] sa mga sagot niya nang  tinanong ito ng fiscal. Sinigawan na naman ako na sinungaling daw ako. Nakita niya ang  lawyer [Atty. Maggie Abraham] ko na umiiling-iling, sinita niya. Bakit ka umiiling diyan,  ha!” tili raw ni Annabelle kay Atty. Abraham. Sinagot ko siya: ‘Bawal bang gumalaw?  Ikaw nga nagagawa mo ang gusto mong gawin. Nakakapag-iskandalo ka kailan mo gusto,  kami hindi puwede umiling?”

In front of Fiscal Ma. Cristina Juanson, Annabelle shout “sinungaling!” to Nadia

“Di ba, clarificatory hearing yun? Paano maaayos yun kung dalawang questions pa lang, e, nagwawala na siya?” Nadia said.

Nadia also said that Annabelle challenge her to have a fistfight outside then she accept it, but when they already outside, the fiscal instruct the security to separate them from each other.

ANNABELLE’S VERSION.

The PEP classifies the issue to Annabelle.

Annabelle said, “Ang sabi kasi niya [Nadia], hindi raw niya binenta ang hospital bed na sinasabi ko. Sabi raw niya, ang media ang nagsabi nun. E, sinabi niya yun sa mga interview. Nagsisinungaling na naman siya, di ba? Kaya sinibihan ko siya na napakasinungaling niya. Hindi naman ako nagwala dun!”

She also added, “Kung sinabi niyang ‘sige’ nung sinabihan ko siyang magsuntukan kami sa labas, palagay mo mananahimik lang ako? Baka dun pa lang sinabunutan ko na siya! Baka nalaglag na yung pantalon niya na hinahatak-hatak lang niya pataas! Sabi lang sa akin ng fiscal, ‘Cool lang tayo, Ms. Rama. Sabi ko naman, ‘Oo, fiscal, napakasinungaling lang kasi ng baboy na ‘to! Alam mo, hindi masama ang magsabi ng totoo. Ako, sa totoo lang talaga, hindi naman ako magdi-deny kung talagang sinabi ko o kung ano ang nangyari, ‘Dong!  Ang hilig niyang mag-imbento ng kuwento. Hindi ako magsisinungaling, ‘Dong! Kung talagang tinanggap niya ang hamon ko na magsuntukan kami, palagay mo ano ang mangyari?”

LAST HEARING.

Nadia said that there are so many people who witnessed what happened in front of fiscal. They can see on the minutes of Fiscal Juanson if what are really happened.

Annabelle added that she can calm down in front of Nadia but when she hears a lie word to her, she can’t help herself not to calm down.

It was the last hearing in the case of Annabelle that she filed to Nadia. They wait for the result of Fiscal Juanson.

They will see each other again on March 14, Wednesday at Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office for the clarification hearing of the case Child Abuse that Nadia and her child filed to Annabelle.

Charice Pempengco New Look

Charice change her look into a blonde short hairdo and had a tattoo in her left forearm that says “Love Eternally”, between the two words is a symbol of Infinity.

She said that she did these changes because she wants to be more like Rihanna or Avril Lavigne.

A press conference held last March 8 (Thursday), at the Marriott Hotel, Charice said, “I know some people are more used to the old Charice, sa ballad singer with the pigtails. For me, in my heart, I’ve always wanted to be more edgy, rock, more [on the] dark side. I’m really happy and this is a big deal for me ‘coz finally, nararating ko ang mga gusto ko. I know some people think that this is very rebellious but it’s not. It’s just me evolving. It’s me transforming into another person that is totally me.”

She is also aware that she is considered a role model for young people. She says, “I know may mga tao na nagsasabing ako ang inspirasyon nila. Ang gusto ko lang sabihin, magbago man ang looks ko, yung attitude is still the same.”

There are two differing opinions being considered for her image. She said, “Yung ibang people sa management, gusto nila yung look ko parang Selena Gomez. The other one, they want me to be more like Avril Lavigne, which is what I like. Or more like Rihanna. That’s what I like. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

Dingdong Dantes: Ignore The Issue About His Being Nominated As Best Actor

The Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) asked Dingdong Dantes about the issue of questioning his nomination as Best Actor in Golden Screen Awards of Entertainment Press Society, Inc.

The issue occurs when Laguna Governor ER Ejercito comments on DingDong Dantes being nominated for Best actor in his role on the movie Segunda Mano.

Governor ER is not included on the nominees of Best actor for Golden Screen Awards for his role in Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story.

While they are both nominated as Best Actor in Metro Manila Film Festival 2011 Awards Night, where Dingdong is the one who awarded as Best Actor.

And they are also nominated as Best Actor in Star Awards for Movies of Philippine Movie Press Club.

Based on award winning actor Dingdong Dantes, “I’m very flattered na the fact na napasama ako doon [nominees], napabilang ako doon, malaking bagay na sa akin ‘yon. So, salamat sa bumubo ng EnPress at saka sa PMPC, sobrang maraming salamat.”

Dingdong ignore the criticism about being nominated for Best Actor.

“Okay lang ‘yon. Free naman tayong magbigay ng assumptions, e, o magbigay ng kanya-kanyang opinyon. “If that’s their opinion, I respect it,” he said.

Dindong also said that the personal compliment he gets from the people is more important.

“I was in an event last week. Nakausap ko ang isa sa mga [MMFF] jurors last week, who happens to be the chairman of NCCA [National Commission for Culture and the Arts]. He was congratulating me dahil nga doon sa Best Actor [award] ko. Tapos nalaman ko na isa pala siya sa mga jurors. So, malaking bagay sa akin na at least ‘yong mga personal na ganung nagsasabi, it makes me feel na talagang deserving. Kahit ‘yong mga taong nagmamahal sa akin, ‘yong mga nakakasalubong ko, okay na sa akin ‘yon. Kasi, you can’t really please everybody. Kaya nga maraming genre ang pelikula. Hindi naman lahat, e, magugustuhan ang comedy. Hindi naman lahat magugustuhan ang horror. Hindi lahat magugustuhan ang action”, he said.