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DREAM KPOP FANTASY CONCERT 2013

JANUARY 19, 2013 will probably be the best day ever for KPOP fanatics as six Korean Pop groups are coming to Manila for a one night only concert at the Concert Grounds of Mall of Asia.

The concert event entitled “DREAM KPOP Fantasy Concert” will feature Girls Generation, Infinite, EXO M/K, U KISS, TASTY and TAHITI.

Ticket prices:

SUPER VIP (Pit Section Standing) – P11,000

VIP DIAMOND (Elevated Platform Seating) – P11,000

VIP Platinum (Outer Pit Section Standing) – P9,000

GOLD (Outer Pit Section Standing) – P6,000

SILVER (Outer Pit Section Standing) – P3,000

BRONZE (Outer Pit Section Standing) – P1,000

Tickets are available at all Ticketnet, SM Tickets and Ticketworld outlets.

Anne Curtis Bids Tearful Goodbye To It’s Showtime Family

The TV host-actress, Anne Curties, will be temporarily taking a leave in ABS-CBN’s it’s Showtime for about a month to “pursue her dreams.”

Anne announced during the May 23 episode of the show that, “Mawawala po ako for one month,”

As much as possible, Anne tried to hold back her tears as she continued: “Meron po akong gagawin, it’s a very big step for me. It’s something na gusto kong ipursue sa dreams ko. Basta bagong challenge ito sa life ko at para rin naman po sa inyong lahat at sa mga followers ko.

Vhong Navarro told Anne: “Sa pag-alis mo, baon mo ang suporta ng iyong Showtime family.”

After which, the hosts of the show called in the servers who carried lechon and the marching band members who performed onstage.

Anne wiped away her tears as “Good Luck Anne” was flashed on the screen behind them.

She became emotional as she said: “Gusto ko lang po magpasalamat sa Showtime family; Direk Bobot Vidanes thank you for believing in me and allowing me to pursue my dreams. To ABS-CBN for allowing me to take this leave.

One month lang naman po. I’ll be back, I promise. My Showtime family, mami-miss ko kayong lahat. Mami-miss ko kayong lahat, even the madlang pipol.

Thank you all of you for understanding.”

Anne highlighted that she cannot yet reveal her exact plans and the reason for taking a leave.

“It’s a new challenge and I’ll share it with all of you soon kung ano man po ito. Hindi ko pa pwede sabihin but I will tell it at the right time.”

Vice Ganda assured Anne: “We’re so proud of you kahit hindi ako naiiyak. Masayang- masaya ako kaya hindi kita pinigilan nung nalaman ko ito. Alam ko na ito ang kukumpleto ng mga pangarap mo. Bonggang-bongga ka talaga girl!”

They ended this farewell session with a group hug.

On her official Twitter account, Anne mentioned, “1 MONTH lang ako mawawala. I have a teleserye pa to finish and No Other Concert National Tour!

Edu Manzano “strongly against” Son Luis’s Plan To Enter Politics

For the first time, Edu Manzano and Joey De Leon will have their project together in the upcoming show of TV5 this coming June in which will be airing every Sunday, entitled Game ‘N’ Go.

In one press conference that was held yesterday, May 24, in Delta Theater, Edu announces his insights with regards to their project of the comedian.

He said, “Pinag-uusapan nga namin ni Joey lahat nagawa na namin, e. Yun nga lang, except being together…

“But for me, golden opportunity dahil few times lately na magkakasama kami at nag-uusap kami, you know, nakita ko rin yung lalim ni Joey, e.

“Everybody looks at him as a funny man, komedyante, minsan critical, outspoken. Pero makikita mo rin yung kanyang ibang aspeto ng buhay niya.

“I mean, ako, I have a lot of admiration kay Joey.”

Would the partnership do well on the both of you? Would you not be pissed off with each other’s jokes and punch lines especially you and Joey are not really close friends?

“Honestly? Inisip ko yun,” Edu admitted.

“Kasi iba minsan yung biruan ng mga magkakaibigan. Mapagpapasensyahan mo, or may balik ka kaagad dahil close kayo, e.

“But you know, Joey never means to be hurtful, e. Yung sa kanya, gusto niyang makapag-isip lang ng laughter, e.”

“Dahil madalas nilang napag-uusapan lately ang show, dun nakikita ni Edu na “maganda yung fit.”

He added, “You know, masasabi mong cool, e, like kanina, sinasabi niya, ‘O, nagbabatuhan na kami, ha?

“Ako, I don’t mind yung ako yung taga-deliver at siya yung taga-punch line e.  Okey lang sa akin.”

One thing he assured is that the punch lines of him and Joey would not be scripted.

“Wala… Kahit siya wala, e,” he uttered.

“Huwag mo siyang bibigyan ng script kasi kung may script, lilihis yun for sure.  Depende sa kung ano ang mararamdaman mo at that moment at kung ano ang isasagot ng isang tao, doon mo ididirekta ang bato mo.

“So, ako, hindi ako umaasa na susunod sa script si Joey De Leon.”

Do you guys have a bonding before the show starts?

“No, I think it’s mutual respect, e.

“Ako, kahit sa ibang programa, pinapanood ko siya. Nakikita ko yung relationship nilang tatlo,” ang ang tinutukoy niya ay ang TVJ (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey).

As he continues, “Yung naririnig mo… kasi, I read his column every Sunday, e, sa Philippine Star. Well-travelled siya. At laging may gusto siyang mga bagong mga experiences at ganundin ako.

‘I think, we have so much to learn from each other.”

NO MORE POLITICS. The conversation shifted to the fact that the filing of candidacy of those who want to run for politics is approaching very near.

Edu said that he has no interest to be involved in politics again.

He said: “No, actually, I gave it my best and that was very sincere. Sabi nga ng iba kong nakakausap, there were very many ways to be able serve as artista or public servant. Isa nga dun yung tinayo naming cancer wards sa Philippine Children’s Medical center na naisulat na ng ibang members ng press.

“To this day, we continue to support yung project na yun for children below the age of 18 na may cancer. Dun ang chemotheraphy, [blood] transfusion… Dinesensyo namin yung buong ward sa may kanto ng Quezon Boulevard.”

Even having the position or privilege to lead any of the government agencies or office like optical Media Board (OMB), in which he is formerly committed, he has no interest at all.

“Honestly, nung tinanggap ko yung OMB in 2004, tinigil ko na yung pag-a-artista, e. I stopped doing movies. Wala na ako ni isang pelikulang ginawa.

“Ilang years din ang ibinigay ko, sakripisyo.

“Six years na hindi ako tumanggap ng pelikula and then 2007, hindi na ako tumanggap ng teleserye.

“So you know, kung financial sacrifices marami na akong nagawa, e,” he said.

BEING A KAPATID. Edu was from GMA-7 before he transferred to TV5 again.

A lot of people say that it was very unproductive of Edu transferring to the Kapuso Network coming from ABS-CBN because there are shows that were promised to him but haven’t given to him.

“Hindi naman sa ipinangako,” Edu clears the matter. “It’s just that, sometimes kahit gusto mong i-expand yung mga tema or yung mga konsepto o mga programa, ratings war talaga, e.

“You know, ayaw mo talagang sumugal sa mga bagong konsepto kasi nalalaglag kaagad.

“Kahit sabihin natin na isang istasyon ang lumalamang, next week yung kabilang istasyon naman. Ayaw mo talagang lumaki yung difference in ratings dahil aminin na natin, it’s a business, negosyo. Lahat, e..

“In the case of competing studios, may mga stockholders na ‘yan, e. They have responsibilities sa kanilang mga stockholders. So, kahit minsan gusto nilang pagbigyan yung ibang konsepto, pag nalaglag ‘yan at naapektuhan ang advertising revenue. mananagot sila ngayon sa kanilang mga share holders.”

Edu was somehow contented with the offer that TV5 gives.

“Kaya nga nakagiti ako, e,” ang kanyang nasambit.

“Actually, as you know, sila nag-i-eksperimento talaga. Even yung konsepto nila, yung programming, iniiba nila to give people an alternative form of programming.

“Isa yun sa mga bagay na nagustuhan ko and sometimes it takes a while kasi nasanay na ang mga tao sa isang time slot na ‘eto lang ang ipinalabas. Sa ibang time slot, ‘eto naman ang ipinapalabas.

“Ngayong gusto nilang i-mix and hopefully, magustuhan ng mga tao.”

Edu signed a contract with TV5 but he don’t believe in exclusivity.

“Actually, its not it’s exclusive. It’s just that I respect that they’re investing good money in me and I should give them the same respect.”

LUIS’S POLITICAL PLANS. With regards to the controversy spreading that Luis has a plan of entering the politics, Edu said directly and without hesitation that he is not in favor of this plan of his son.

“I told him no,” he said firmly. “I’m strongly against it because he’s doing good money.

“You know, he’s working very hard. And he could render public service in many other ways. There is always a sacrifice.”

Edu believes that it is hard to enter showbiz and politics at the same time.

He explained, “Ako, hindi naniniwala na gagawa ka ng pelikula o telebisyon at  pagkatapos maghahandog ka rin ng public service. Madi-divide yung atensiyon.

“The people do not deserve it, lalo na ngayon, we’re such a divided nation.”

When he accepted the position in Optical Media Board (OMB), “sakripisyo talaga nong 2004,” he said.

Edu added, “Wala na akong pelikula ni isa. Kahit  talagang offer. I don’t accept films anymore because I want to give it my 100 per cent. And I don’t believe in yung sinasabing quality time. Hindi quality time talaga yun!”

What’s the reaction of Luis when you said that you were not in favor of him entering the politics? Would he consider your advice?

The host-actor answered: “Well, ano kasi e, maraming nag-u-udyok sa kanya.

“But of course, minsan nakakataba ng puso. But you know, you should allow your better judgement.”

Have you not been talking with Vilma Santos regarding your son’s plan to enter the politics?

“No, Vilma is entitled to her own opinion as I am entitled to mine.

“But I feel what is more important, Luis is 32 years old. He has to understand his ramification sa kanyang desisyon. Like halimbawa, hindi ka naging matagumpay sa pulitika, makakaapekto rin sa career mo, e.

“You have to understand na ang taong bumoboto sa iyo, buhay ang ibinibigay nila sa iyo. So, they deserve your unlimited time and attention.”

THE GIRL FOR LUIS. Which do you prefer for your son? Luis wouldn’t enter politics or that Luis will marry her present girlfriend, Jennlyn Mercado?

“A, siyempre, gusto ko makahanap siya ng babaeng magmamahal sa kanya.”  He answered quickly.

Does Jennylyn met your standards? Does Luis found the girl for her?

“Actually, nakilala ko si Jennylyn before na nakilala niya si Luis. Even sa case ni Angel…

“You know, you show me a child who shows a lot of love for their parents, I will always have a soft heart for that child.

“So, nakita ko si Angel and her father. Nakita ko si Jennylyn and her mother. Pero yun yung mga qualities na nakakalimutan natin sa ating naging propesyon o sa ating industriya.

“But ang dami nilang common likes ni Jennylyn, e.”

Edu is happy with the fact that Jennylyn and Luis has time for each other.

“You know, nagugustuhan ko yung fact na they’re spend a lot of time together, not only working together.  Iba yung nagtatrabaho kayo at iba yung meron kayong buhay sa labas.”

Have you and Jennylyn talked to each other?

“Nagugulat ako minsan kasi kapag nagpupunta ako sa ibang lugar at natataon nandun siya at nalalaman niya, agad na nilalapitan ako.  Kaya minsan, nagugulat ako kay Jen, e.

“So, I like yung attitude niya, yung quality na ‘yan.

“But at the end of the day, kung saan happy ang anak ko, doon ako.”

In what you see with Luis and Jennylyn’s relationship, you think he finally found the girl she would marry someday?

“Well, matagal ko na siyang hindi nakikitang masungit, e. Magandang senyales ‘yan, e. I hope so,” Edu said.

Jessica Sanchez And Phillip Phillips Face Off On American Idol Finale

The face-off between Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips happened in the finale of American Idol Season 11.

A lot of Filipino citizens were excited and is interested to know what would be the result. In addition, they’re hoping that Jessica would win the battle this is because Jessica possesses a Filipino blood.

The mother of Jessica, Ms. Editha is a Filipino who was raised in Samal, Bataan. While her father, Gilbert, is a Mexican.

Jessica and her family lives in Chula Vista, California.

The finale was held in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California and the two finalists, Jessica and Phillip, underwent 3 rounds.

Initially, they sang the song that Simon Fuller, idol creator of American Idol, picked. Next were their own personal favorites since the season started. And lastly, there first single hit if they would be able to win in the face-off.

Simon chose “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston for Jessica.

While, “Stand By Me” of Ben E. King for Phillip.

In the first wound, it was Jessica who got the heart of the judges namely Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.

In the favorite performance part of the 2 finalists, Jessica for the 2nd time sang “The Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli and celine Dion. Jessica sang it because it was the song that she performed in Las Vegas that make her enter the Top 24.

On the other hand, Phillip chose “Movin’ Out” by Billy Joel in which he already sang during the selection of Top 10.

In this round, Jessica was the chosen finalist by Steven, Phillip for Jennifer Lopez and for Randy it was a tie performance.

In the last round or known as the individual original songs, “Changes Nothing” is the title that Jessica sang and “Home” for Phillip.

The composition by Jessica did not delight the judges but they say that Jessica executed the song very well.

A standing ovation from the 3 judges was received by Phillip after his last performance.

Although the judges already gave comments regarding the performances of Jessica and Phillip, still, the decision of who will win the face-off depends on the viewers.

Votes from the public majority will determine whether Jessica or Phillip will be the one proclaim as American Idol.

If we were be talking of voice, of whoever excels when it comes to singing, no hesitation it would be Jessica.

In the last 4 seasons of American Idol it was seen that all are white guy people who knows how to play the guitar are being proclaimed as American Idol winner – David Cook (Season 7), Kris Allen (Season 8), Lee DeWyze (Season 9), at Scotty McCreery (Season 10).

Aside from this observation, according to demographics, Phillip has a wide array of supporters coming from the teenagers and women that merely composes the American idol viewers.

If this would be non-stop, or no change would occur, then with that Phillip would be the 5th white guy with guitar that would be winning in American Idol.

The last woman contestant that was proclaimed as American Idol winner was Jordin Sparks last Season 6.

If there would be any competitive advantage that Jessica has over Phillip, aside from her voice, it would be the number of supports that she is getting from the Filipino people not only in America but also in the Philippines.

Surely, the votes coming from the Philippines would be a big help, especially many Filipinos are campaigning for the win of Jessica as the 1st half-Pinay of American Idol.

Bianca King Feels “very blessed” Because “work has been non-stop”

“Very, very blessed,” a statement which is perfectly fits Bianca King who since last year had been busy with her work.

The Kapuso actress mentioned and enumerates her continuous projects last May 19, at the event launch of Gatorade Low Carb at the amphitheater of Bonifacio High Street Central

Bianca said, “Since Captain Barbell (March 2011), my work had been non-stop, and soap operas pa.

“‘Tapos from Captain Barbell, I was pulled out to be the lead in Sinner or Saint (June 2011).

“And then a month after Sinner or Saint, which ended in October, I started taping for Legacy for its pilot week.

“And then, ah, I was taping for that…nag-overlap ang taping. I was taping for that in January, and January rin we started Broken Vow.

“Broken Vow is until mid-June, and then July ang Luna Blanca.”

The lady’s next soap is her biggest break to date.

With too much excitement, she tells the media that, “I’m Luna. I play the character of Luna in Luna Blanca.

“It’s my first lead on primetime. And it’s my first title role also.

“First time na nangyari sa akin na yung pangalan ng character ko, yun yung pangalan ng show…”

When asked to describe her character, she answered “headstrong” because “hindi naging hadlang yung dark skin niya…”

The TV series started airing last night, May 21, 2012, will showcase three generations of actresses namely Jillian Ward and Mona Louise Rey who will play the young characters; Bea Binene and Barbie Forteza will do the tween phase; and Heart Evangelista and Bianca King will portray the grown-up versions.

Bianca added, “For our generation, there’s no script yet, but the character of Luna is very bubbly, free-spirited, ah, child-like, and confident, even if hindi siya yung favorite ng mother nila.

“Siya yung tagapagtanggol ng weakling na sister, si Blanca.

“Blanca is the white one, the one na mas mahal niya yung parents, pero si Luna yung gumagawa parati ng paraan para matulungan yung family…”

THE SMALL PRICE OF HER ROLE. Yes, she’s going to have her skin blackened for the project.

The preparations might be harmful for her skin, but she has no doubts about playing a dark-skinned lady in the series.

“Starting na nga,” she cuts in, referring to the tiny freckles—a common problem among mestizas.

But vanity is the farthest thing from her mind.

“Ano naman yun, it’s a small price to pay for a role that’s so big.

“It really doesn’t matter when you have…because there’s bigger responsibility on your shoulder. It’s a small thing. They don’t really matter. What matters is that I deliver.”

DREAM ROLE. After playing roles that are “out-of-type cast,” Bianca says, “I’m game very game” to doing anything.

The 27-year-old star elaborates, “Actually, if you analyze the type of bida roles that I got here in Broken Vow and Sinner or Saint, hindi siya yung tipong bida role na madaling tanggapin kasi very deglamorized siya.

“And sa Sinner or Saint, I played a no read-no write babaeng hampaslupa na lumaki sa slums so I didn’t have my make-up on it, didn’t even brush my hair ‘tapos yung pananalita’t kilos ko, medyo may pagka-kanto girl.

“And plus I also had a child there. I got pregnant out of wedlock, so you know it’s not very wholesome…

“But for me, I’ve always considered myself edgy.

After playing Noemi Manansala, she’s now Melissa Santiago on GMA-7’s dramarama sa hapon.

Bianca resumes, “And then Broken Vow naman, a rape victim who becomes a battered wife so… and then I have a seven-year-old child here, and I play somebody much, much older than me. I play 49-year-old woman.

“So yun, it’s not ano, e… These are roles that you really have to be committed to, that you really have to be serious in your craft.”

Does she have any dream role?

Her reply: “I really want to do a female heroine that’s not a superhero. So something like Alias, something like Nikita, something like Charlie’s Angels, like that… So parang a female spy or a female secret agent.”

She’s also open to doing a romantic comedy.

Her mood changed when her rumored boyfriend was mentioned, Dennis Trillo.

What’s exactly their status?

She smiles and giggles for about a minute, and say, “We’re good…

Judy Ann Santos To Star In New Soap For TV And Big Movie Project For MMFF

Judy Ann Santos will be doing rounds in different malls in the Philippines particularly in several groceries to check or see the product she is endorsing, Lactum, milk for infants.

May 19, 2012, a live appearance of the actress was held in the Atrium of SM Megamall. In where, the “Build a 100% Panatag World” campaign was launched by Lactum and the press conference of Judy Ann has been opened for publicity. A number of present moms in the event got a chance to ask questions addressing the actress; in short they had a mini open forum.

Last May 11, the actress celebrated her birthday at Singapore together with her family.

“Nag-Singapore kami ni Ryan. With the two kids, parents ni Ryan, at kasama rin namin si Mommy.

“Ito pong linggong ito, magpupunta po kami sa Bataan. Para sa outreach program, para sa mga taong inaalagaan ko na mga Aetas. For the renovation of the school grounds, doon po ako naka-focus sa kanila.”

The birthday of Juday and the Mother’s Day were celebrated together when they had their Singapore trip. It was the gift given by her behalf, Ryan Agoncillo, together with a pair of dazzling shoes but Juday doesn’t want to give much detail of the shoes that was given to her.

“Palagi ko kasi siyang niyayayang pumunta ng Singapore. Kasi, si Yohan, gustong mag-Universal Studios at saka yung Sounds of the Sea.

“Bata pa lang si Yohan, memorize na niya yun and ngayon kasi, nakaka-appreciate na siya ng theme park. Tapos, malapit lang naman.

“Yun ang ni-request ko sa kanyang trip namin.  At saka, ang sarap kasing kumain sa Singapore. Kaya kumain ako nang kumain.”

Juday added, “Alam kasi ni Ryan na kapag out-of-the country, masarap din  na kasama mo ang mga magulang mo, ‘di ba?

“At tamang-tama rin, Mother’s Day, magandang kasa-kasama namin ang mga mommies namin at that time.”

They stayed for about 6 days and 5 nights in Singapore.

BACK TO SOAP WORLD. It was said that she will be going to start again in making and taping for a teleserye in ABS-CBN. Good thing is that they finally made her a ‘yes’ to tape again or do a soap again.

Juday said with a giggle, “Unang-una, kasama siya sa kontrata.”

She also added that, “Magsisinungaling pa ba ko sa inyo kung sasabihin ko na gustong-gusto ko?  Gusto ko naman.

“Hindi ko lang hinahanap yung puyatan. Hindi ko lang hinahanap yung schedule na araw-araw na halos hindi ka na makauwi, hindi mo na makikita yung mga anak mo.

“Pero yung ABS naman, guaranteed me na it’s not gonna be as hectic as before—noong dalaga pa ako.

“Sabi ko rin sa kanila, sa tunay na salita, wala namang pag-aarte na namumuo sa akin.  Hindi ko lang talaga kaya ang puyatan.”

It was said that Juday has a cut-off of 12 midnight.

Juday said, “Gumigising naman ako ng alas-singko para ayusin si Yohan sa school.”

It was Sam Milby whom she knows that she would be working with in the upcoming teleserye.

“Magkaibigan naman kami ni Sam.  Pero malalaman ko this week kapag halimbawa, natuloy ang storycon at look test, yun na siguro ang magiging final casting.”

“Siyempre, may mga tanong pa rin na kesyo ganito, kesyo ganyan.  Wala namang nahindian,” she said.

Aside from the time, are there any other requests in which she asked for before she accepted to do a teleserye again? Like, are there any demands?

“Actually, wala naman.  Yung cut-off lang talaga.  Ayoko lang noon yung ‘for airing’ palagi na taping.

“Kasi, parang buong buhay ko na-experience yan.  Memorize ko na yan kahit tulog ako.

“At saka kasi, kapag may airing na mamayang gabi, hindi mo na mapupulido yung trabaho mo.  Kasi, iniisip mo na kailangan, take one lang ‘to.

“Kakaisip mo nang kakaiisip, hindi mo na naitatawid nang maayos ang trabaho.

“So, yun lang ang nire-request ko na hangga’t-maaari sana, kung puwedeng i-can, naka-can siya para hindi ngarag, ‘di ba?

“Pag-uusapan kung hanggang anong month puwedeng i-can.  Kasi sabi ko, baka puwedeng ayusin muna natin ang istorya.

“Kapag okay sa management, saka natin i-shoot.  Para hindi rin tayo re-shoot nang re-shoot.  Kasi, ganyan ang nangyari sa amin sa Habang May Buhay.

“I-can natin, pero, huwag namang dalawang taon.”

CHOICE OF ROLES. In terms of doing a teleserye, does she requires a certain role or does she the one to choose in which role she likes most?

“Hindi, hindi. Lahat iyon under ABS, alam naman ng ABS kung ano yung mga carry kong gawin sa estado ngayon ng buhay ko.

“Sabi ko rin sa kanila, parang hindi na kakagatin ang love team sa teleserye lalo na kung ako ang gaganap.”

Juday is avoiding the possibility of losing time for her family especially with the project/s she is about to face in the near future.

“Kaya nga po kailangan na ano, naka-schedule nang maayos yung shooting kung saka-sakali mang mag-push through itong movie…

“Kasi iyon yung kailangan kong ayusin with ABS, kung paano ito magagawa nang hindi magpapatung-patong, kasi ang hirap pag wala ka ng choice.

“Ayoko namang magtrabaho nang malungkot ako, kasi hindi ko na nakikita yung mga anak ko.”

Judy Ann has an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN.

“Sa TV production? Exclusive ako.”

GUESTING OUTSIDE HER NETWORK. How come that she was permitted to be the guest in the shows of TV5 like Talentadong Pinoy of Ryan and Sharon: Kasama Mo Kapatid ni Sharon Cuneta?

“Ay hindi… with ABS naman meron naman kaming… ano na lang yun, parang respeto lang din nila sa amin ni Ryan na hindi na kailangan pang ‘barilin’ kung halimbawang, mag-guest ako kay Ryan or kay Ate Sharon.

“It’s given naman na hindi ako ang nagsimula ng show e, kumbaga guest lang naman.

“Even with GMA, ganun din naman, hindi naman ako as in super-exclusive ng ABS. For teleseryes, I am exclusive with them.”

MEGA MOVIE PRODUCTION. Aside from the Cinemalaya entry of Judy Ann which is Mga Mumunting Lihim, it is also possible that she will make a big production movie. At first, she doesn’t want to mention what’s the title of the movie.

“May isang malaking project na mangyayari this year.  Ang hirap po, hindi ako makapag-announce kasi, hindi ko pa rin po nakakausap first hand ang mga producers.

“But definitely, it’s going be a big project.  At least for me.

“With the big companies and big stars as well.

“Hindi Star Cinema. Parang tatlong production e, ang magsasama-sama. I think ha, I’m not sure, kasi hindi ko pa rin sila nakaka-meeting nang maayos.”

Is it for Metro Manila Film Festival?

“Maaari, maaari…kasi sabi ko nga noong una, ang hirap ng Filmfest, ang ngarag,” she said.

An entertainment press guessed that it is possible that the movie Juday is referring to is for Metro Manila Film Festival entry. A collaboration of Bong Revilla and Vic Sotto in which, she will probably replace Ai-Ai.

Juday mentioned, “Ako lang naman, wala namang problema.  Susmaryosep! Hello naman! Ako pa ba naman ang… nakakaloka naman ako kung sabihin ko na pag-iisipan ko muna.

“Ang sa akin lang, gusto ko lang makausap yung company para malaman ko kung ano yung timeline ng shooting.

“Para hindi mag-overlap sa taping.  Siyempre kasi ngayon, nakasalalay na sa pamilya.  Sa mga anak, sa akin mismo.  Hindi ko na kaya yung araw-araw, oras-oras.”

Have Juday and Ai-Ai talked about this matter?

“Actually, natanong ko na si Ai-Ai about it.  Siyempre, hindi ko naman puwedeng i-divulge ang napag-usapan namin. Pero nabanggit nga sa akin na ‘Kino-konsider ka, bakla!’

“Tapos sabi ko, ‘Ay iyon, bongga!’”

“Tingnan natin, sana maging maganda yung  project.”

Maybe, Juday and Ryan will also have rivalry?

“Wala naman kaming isyu kay Rye pagdating sa mga bagay na yan… basta may pera. Ay!” she said jokingly.

“Hindi naman… I mean when it comes naman to acting and career, wala naman kaming isyu sa ganyan.

“Lahat naman ito e, trabaho, di ba? Kung anu’t-anuman pareho naman kaming magbe-benefit sa resulta kung saka-sakali at wala naman kaming isyu pagdating sa trabaho, as long as yung time for the family hindi nakakalimutan.”

COCO AND JOHN LLOYD. Will the proposed movie of Star Cinema with Coco Martin and John Lloyd Cruz, will push thru?

“Hindi ko rin alam e, kasi mas busy pa sa salitang busy yang dalawang binatang yan, e.”

Is she interested?

“Oo naman, oo naman. Basta siguro two years from now,” she said.

“Pag natapos siguro yang mga projects na yan, magpapahinga muna ako sa bahay ng mga tatlong buwan siguro kung saka- sakali.”

Vice Ganda On Phenomenal Box-Office Star recognition: “Ito ang sagot sa lahat ng binabato sa akin.”

Box-Office King and Queen were the highest standing titles in the category of Box-Office Entertainment Award of Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation that an actor/actress could be receiving, but for this year, they added another title position which is the Phenomenal Box-Office Star.

The newly added title position was awarded to Vice Ganda because of his movie “Praybeyt Benjamin”, and was released in cinemas last 2011, and was recorded to be and known to be the highest-grossing film in the Philippines.

The fulfillment that Vice Ganda is experiencing now is unexplainable and undeniable especially when he finally received the award last April 29, 2012 (Sunday).

Aside from acquiring the Phenomenal Box-Office Star award, he was also given the Male Novelty Performer of the Year because of the achievement he obtained in his latest concert, Vice Ganda Todong Sample which was held in Araneta Coliseum.

“Thank you, thank you so much!” Vice said joyfully before the awarding ceremony starts.

“Yung Male Novelty Performer of the Year and Phenomenal Box-Office Star, todo talaga—yung pinakamataas na concert, yung pinakamataas ng movie, ibinigay sa akin kaya bongga.

“Maraming-maraming salamat sa Guillermo para sa dalawang awards na ibinigay nila sa akin.

“Rest assured na pagpupursigihan ko pa lalo ang trabaho ko para hindi naman ito ang una’t huling pagkakataon na aakyat ako sa entabaldong yun.” Vice said.

REAPING WHAT YOU SOW. According to Vice, the trophies he got was the exchange for all his hardships, sacrifices and the controversies that was thrown to him.

“Siyempre kasi, sa dinami-dami ng mga araw na nagpuyat ka, sa dami ng mga intriga na hinaharap mo, ito na yung pabuya.

“Ang sakripisyo laging may magandang kapalit.

“Iba si Lord, iba Siyang magpabuya talaga. Alam Niya na ‘pag maganda ang intensiyon mo, maganda rin ang kapalit.

“Sa bawat intriga, iniiisip ko na lang na may kapalit na naman itong maganda.

“Ganun kasi ang nangyayari, ‘pag binato ka nang binato, iiyak ka ng kaunti. Pero paggising mo kinabukasan, maganda na yung kapalit kaya okay na rin. Naglaho lahat ng inis.

“Heto… heto ang dahilan para lalo akong magpurisge.” He added.

Anne Curtis Will Be Seen On America’s Next Top Model Cycle 18

Anne Curtis, one of the considered celebrity fashion icon in the Philippines, has been selected to model the creations of a Filipino fashion designer who will be featured in America’s Next Top Model. Contestants from ANTM’s 18th cycle will be wearing Francis Libiran’s clothes for a challenge on the reality show.

Francis is one of the three Filipino designers who will be featured on ANTM, with him, are Michael Cinco and Oliver Tolentino. Georgina Wilson, also a model, has also showed on ANTM when she was chose to model the products of Filipino clothing brand, Bench.

“As a Filipino designer I’m very privileged that I was chosen to be part of America’s Next Top Model to create a collection for an episode there,” Francis said in a video interview that was uploaded in YouTube.

“I’m very honored to be part of it and I’m so proud like a Filipino can enter this to showcase what our talents are.”

Anne thinks that the creations of Francis have the capacity or capability to penetrate the international market.

“I think he deserves to be in America’s Next Top Model because he just has the talent that’s not only for Filipinos but can actually be marketed for the whole world.” She said.

As for the appearance of her photos on the Tyra Banks-hosted show, Anne gushed, “I’m super duper duper nervous that Tyra is actually gonna be able to see the pictures. But I’m excited to find out what she has to say.”

Anne wore 4 gowns for the photo shoot of ANTM which was designed by Francis. This includes a sheer white gown embellished with beads and Swarovski crystals; a blue linear gown with a chiffon skirt; a nude and white linear gown with a high neckline; and a gray ruched dress with a long flowing skirt.

Mark Nicdao, a renowned fashion photographer, was the official snapper who conducted the photo shoot of Anne Curtis.

“I picked Anne for this photo shoot because she represents the perfect Filipina for me,” declared Francis.

Anne expressed her loyalty to Francis who has helped her during milestones of her career. “I’d do anything for him, because back then when I was just starting in this industry he made all the beautiful dresses that I wore in the special events of my life.”

Fil-Am Michael Carandang, one of the producers of America’s Next Top Model, has made it a point to tap Pinoy designers who have shown incredible talent in the field of fashion. “What we really appreciate with Francis is that he really took the time to invest and create looks specifically for the show.”

Carandang pointed out, “It is such a monumental pride for all Filipinos to be able to showcase three Filipino talents in an international stage.”

Photographer Mark Nicdao is equally proud to be handpicked for this project. “America’s Next Top Model is an iconic show. You know, to be part of the show and to show my work, it’s such an amazing feeling.

“I’m glad that people around the world will see that we have like international quality talents here. And I’m so super proud.” He said.

Nancy Castiglione Would Rather Focus On Her New Career As A Broker Than Deal With Showbiz Intrigues

Nancy Castiglione says she has more important things to do than get involved in other people’s love life.

Last April 21, 2012 (yesterday), the media had the chance to talk to Nancy, when she took part in a viral video to advertise a new DSLR camera to be introduced by Olympus.

The separation of Hayden Kho Jr. and Dra. Vicki Belo was very controversial that Nancy became a hot figure that was said linked with Hayden.

When asked if she had spoken with Hayden recently, Nancy simply said no.

What is her reaction to eyewitness accounts relating they were seen together on several occasions?

“Let’s not go there. Let’s talk about the camera na lang,” she said definitely.

What would Nancy tell Dra. Vicki if they happen to see each other again? Though, Dra. Vicki Belo tweeted that she is permitting Nancy and Hayden to openly date each other.

“I don’t know if our paths will cross, to be honest.”

WITH NACHO. Is Nancy still with Nacho Dominguez, the father of her twin boys?

“Yes, he’s coming here later. That’s why I can’t really comment. When I heard about the thing, I didn’t want to talk kasi wala iyon, e.

“It’s just not my priority. I don’t have the time for stuff like that.

“I heard stuff but my priority is really my work and my kids. I didn’t really make it pansin. I spoke once and I think it was enough.”

Members of the press and media tried to interview Nancy last February about the controversy but she didn’t concede any interviews at that time.

She recalled, “I was hosting an event for Armscor. I said hi to everyone but I couldn’t stop ’cause nag-quick change lang ako and then I went up the stage so I didn’t really have time to talk to anyone.”

Were you trying to avoid the press then?

“No naman…if I’m trying to avoid then bye,” she said jokingly.

How does Nacho feel about Nancy being linked to the Hayden Kho-Vicki Belo breakup?

“Wala naman. He knows that I go to work and I have cocktails with clients and then I go home. We’re very, very good.”

Nancy also expressed that she would rather give her attention on her twin boys, Matteo and Joaquin, who have then already started going to school.

“The problem is that I’m not really aware of everything that’s been said ’cause it’s not important to me. I wasn’t really affected and I’m not that active.”

“I have more important things…I have 3-year-old boys, di ba? They started school na so I have to worry about them crying when they go to school…”

Last March 25, Nancy told the media that they happily celebrated the 3rd birthday of her twins with the Toy Story-theme party.

“Cesca Litton was one of the guests…Cheska Garcia and Doug Kramer couldn’t make it because their daughter was sick that day.”

Nancy also revealed how she became an endorser for Olympus.

“My interest in photography started quite a few years ago when I was scuba diving. I was interested in underwater photography and after that, na-addict ako so I started this hobby.”

WORKING AS A BROKER. For more than a year, Nancy has been busy studying for her new job—working as a broker for a Dutch company.

“I’ve been into finance for over a year and I still have a lot to learn. I work with the finance industry as a money broker so parang, Wall Street.

“May sigawan, agawan ng presyo. My office is in Makati and the company that I work for is a Dutch company.”

How did she get into the world of finance?

“I took up Political Science in college. When I came back to the Philippines, I took care of my kids. Hands on naman ako.

“When they turned two, I decided that they were old enough for me to start working again. I wasn’t ready to go back to showbiz and I wanted to try something new.

“A friend of mine introduced me to the industry and I sat in the office and I got excited kasi ang gulo!

“There was shouting and hindi siya 9-5 job lang na tahimik. It’s very competitive so it matches my personality.”

Does she miss showbiz?

“I miss the people. My first love is really modeling and hosting.

“I really miss doing stuff like that but ang mga dramas—I enjoyed that also but I’m really enjoying my new career.

“I’m focused on my family and my kids and my new career.”

Sam Milby To Make Local Showbiz Comeback ‘soon’

Enchong Dee divulged that his fellow Star Magic actor, Sam Milby, is set to return to the country soon for a new project with their mother network, ABS-CBN.

Remember that Sam Milby, despite unwanted warnings that breaking into Hollywood is a near-impossible feat and has put his local career on hold in favor of trying out in the American entertainment industry early this year. By March, The Filipino Channel Show “Balitang America” reported that Sam has already gone through 9 auditions for roles in TV pilots for major networks and was just awaiting callbacks from the agents and directors.

It was reported that the actor has been in abroad for about 2 months now and was stated that the actor joined Dee and other Kapamilya stars for the Star Magic Tour in US.

“Si Sam, nag-announce na siya ng pagbabalik niya. Actually sinabi niya na rin ‘yung bagong magiging show niya at makakasama niya, kaya konting hintay na lang, makakasama na natin si Sam ulit,” Dee told the reporters in a statement that was posted last April 18.

Asked for the latest news on Sam’s auditions, Dee uttered, “Hindi namin masyadong tinatanong sa kanya. Gusto namin antayin na lang kung ano ‘yung magiging break niya pagdating doon.”

Though, there’s no official word yet has been issued by Sam and the network ABS-CBN as of this writing.