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Marian Rivera Airs Side On Reported Feud With Katrina Halili: “Ang punto ko talaga, pinaglilihian niya ako.”

There was a little misunderstanding that was being molded again between Marian Rivera and Katrina Halili who was a cast in the My Beloved show. In line with this issue, Marian cleared some things regarding what is really real between them.

“To be honest, maayos ako sa taping, nagtatrabaho ako nang maayos.

“Masaya kami ng staff and crew and especially ng direktor [Dominic Zapata] namin diyan.

“Ako, lumalapit ako kay Katrina para mag-hi sa kanya. Wala naman akong nakikitang… wala, masaya lang ako sa taping.

“Like tomorrow [April 18], magkikita kaming dalawa, so wala akong nakikitang masama na lumapit ulit ako sa kanya at mag-hi ako sa kanya,” Marian said.

The media was given a chance to talk to Marian in her shoot for the music video of the singing group “Down To Mars”, in where the Kapuso Primetime Queen is considered as a special guest. It was held at the Revolver Studios in Makati City, yesterday (April 17, 2012).

The issue started when Katrina posts consecutive tweets on her account telling her followers that there is still this one person who is still insecure to her.

She even added, “alam mo na 5yrs ago. Nangyari na to” but until now Katrina said that this person still hates her.

Katrina is currently pregnant with their first child of her boyfriend-singer, Kris Lawrence.

Even her condition was included in her tweets: “Naguguluhan Lang kasi talaga ako Sino ba ang buntis samen. Sya? O ako?”

Although Katrina didn’t bother to mention names in her tweets, still there are incidents and details in which it refers to Marian.

One of the instances is “alam mo na 5yrs ago. Nangyari na to”— in which Marimar was aired and that was there first time together in a primetime series.

It was broadcasted that way back then, they had a misunderstanding as well but were fixed after their show.

It’s a dream come true to Xian Lim to be given the privilege to be one of the host in one of the most prestige pageants here in the Philippines.

According to Star Magic talent, one of the projects that Xian wants to do in showbiz is to host a program. His desire was given to him in the past Binibining Pilipinas 2012.

“That was really exciting,” conferring to Xian.

Also Xian added,  “Sobrang nakakatuwa ‘yong experience because ever since I started, gusto ko talagang mag-host. Di ba, binigyan kaagad ako ng Binibining Pilipinas? So that was really an exciting experience.”

Although he had a good time hosting the event, there are some that criticizes his way of hosting the program. It is very much highlighted that he seems to always look at the cue cards or at the teleprompter.

Because of the grouches he heard, Xian admits that, “Siyempre, there’s still room for improvement. This is my first time to host this kind of big event.”

“Sige, hayaan mo, sasabihin ko sa kanila, next time hindi ko na babasahin.” He added, while laughing.

“I can’t really please everyone.

“What all I can do is just enjoy what I’m doing and do what I love.

“If I’m enjoying, I’m sure other will enjoy din naman.

“Kung hindi sila nag-enjoy, baka next time mag-enjoy naman sila.” He augmented.

Meanwhile, Xian was very thankful of the supports he receives because aside of being an actor he was given the chance to show everyone what he’s interested in and his talent as well.

Angeline Quinto Releases Sophomore Album, Fall in Love Again

Angeline Quinto, dubbed as the Queen of Teleserye Themesongs, releases her sophomore album under Star Records entitled “Fall in Love Again.” Angeline’s newest album caught the number one spot of Astroplus’ top-selling OPM albums after it was release last March 25.

Her newest single “Bakit Nga Ba Minamahal Kita” from her album is presently splurging heavy airplay in different radio stations nationwide.

“Fall in Love Again” album features 15 romantic songs including Angeline’s duet songs “Lipad ng Pangarap” with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and the “Unofficially Yours” official soundtrack “If You Asked Me To” with Erik Santos. It also comprises her teleserye themesongs such as “Saan Darating ang Umaga” from the primetime drama series Budoy; “Hanggang” from Walang Hanggan; “Kung Ako’y Iiwan mo” from ABS-CBN’s newest drama series with the same title; and “I Just fall in Love Again,” which will be the theme song of her upcoming movie with Coco Martin.

Upon completing Angeline’s hottest album are the songs “Nag-iisang Bituin,” “Maghihintay Sa’yo,” “Hulog ng Langit,” “Ngayon,” “You’re My Home,” “You Light Up My Life;” and the two bonus tracks “Tanging Ikaw” and the acoustic version of “Bakit Minamahal Kita.”

Angeline would be visiting her fans all over the country with a series of upcoming mall shows like Astroplus in SM Megamall and SM The Block on Wednesday, April 18 and SM cacoor on April 21.

Angeline Quinto’s Fall in Love Again under Star Records is now available in record bars nationwide.

Charice Hailed As Favorite Asian Act In 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco appeared as the Favorite Asian Act in 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award. Charice, who will be turning 20 years old on May 20, was able to beat some of the region’s hottest music starts which includes Korea’s global girl group Wonder Girls, Agnes Monica from Indonesia and Yuna of Malaysia.

On its 25th year, the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is witnessed in over 300 million households around the world.  This year marks the first time that the Favorite Asian Act award was given.

The awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles who was then hosted by 10-time KCA winner Mr. Will Smith.

Charice shared a photo in her Twitter account holding the KCA trophy that is shaped as a blimp. She posted another update to articulate her appreciation for all her fans who accompanied her to win this contest. “Thank You, Chasters for all the hardwork. I love you all,” she said in her tweet.

The Filipina singer seemingly gathered 6 million votes during the contest period.

“Millions of Charice’s fans voted online, on mobile, on Facebook and on Twitter, showing us not only how popular she is across Asia, but also how active Nickelodeon’s audience in Asia is online. We couldn’t be happier for her or her fans, and congratulate Charice for winning the inaugural Favorite Asian Artist Awards.” According to Syahrizan Mansor the Senior Director, Programming and On-Air, Nickelodeon SEA.

The top winners at this year’s KCAs are singer Justin Bieber as Favorite Male Artist, actress-singer Selena Gomez as Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Female Singer, Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame as Favorite Movie Actress, Adam Sandler as Favorite Movie Actor and Taylor Lautner as Favorite Butt Kicker. While the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, presented The Big Help Award to Taylor Swift.

Other major winners were Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked for Favorite Movie and Puss in Boots for Favorite Animated Movie. Katy Perry conquered home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Smurfette in The Smurfs.  For TV, Favorite TV Show went to Victorious; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Jake Short; and Funniest TV Sidekick to Jennette McCurdy.

In the music category, Big Time Rush was named as the Favorite Music Group while the track “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO won for Favorite Song.  Most valuable players Tim Tebow and Danica Patrick won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete, respectively.  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series garnered Favorite Book and Just Dance 3 won for Favorite Video game.

The KCAs will premiere on the Nickelodeon Philippine channel on April 14 (Saturday) at 10:00am; with repeats on April 16 (Monday) at 6:00pm; April 18 (Wednesday) at 12:00pm and on April 20 (Friday) at 8:00 pm. Nickelodeon is now on its 32nd year globally and 14th year in Asia.

Montano Denies Snubbing OMB Chairmanship

Seems like the actor, Cesar Montano didn’t actually discard the Optical Media Board (OMB) chairmanship as reported.

According to the actor, there was just a “misunderstanding” over the issue and that all is still up in the air.

“Inaayos namin, pero hindi ako uupo muna… hindi muna,” he said in a recent interview. “Nagkaroon lang ng misunderstanding.”

Seemingly, there is still an enduring talk of another “appointment” but Montano is silent as to what that means, only observing that, “mas effective ako sa ibang parte. Like arts and culture, gano’n.”

In addition, Montano said that leading the OMB is not his “cup of tea.”

“Maraming mas bagay sa trabahong ‘yan,” he asserted. “In the first place, hindi naman kailangang artista diyan.”

Montano argued that it’s all a substance of personal judgment, as to what exactly is his stand regarding piracy. “There are no outside solution. There are only inside solution when it comes to that,” he uttered.

“The problem is us, we’re all sinners, we’re all guilty of doing that. Iyan po ang katotohanan,” he added.

President Benigno Aquino III was the one who selected Montano to the Optical Media Board (OMB) early this year.

As a replacement of the musician and board member, John Philip Lesaca, Montano was initially chosen to a term expiring on March 5, 2013. Talks of Montano supposing the chairmanship position just raiced lately.

Ronnie Ricketts is currently the head of OMB, a friend of Montano.

“Nagkausap na kami [about the appointment],” Montano said. “Ganoon din sinabi ko sa kanya. Sabi ko, kayang-kaya na niya ‘yun.”

Temporarily, Montano had forbidden proposals that he had a falling out with GMA executives, which supposedly guided him to not renew his contract with the entertainment giant.

“No, no… I have finished my contract with GMA-7. [But] I’m happy with the way they treated me,” he said. “Wala akong masasabi but thank you very much to GMA-7, Atty. [Felipe] Gozon, to Jimmy Duavit and to Shirley Pizarro, my manager na nag-alaga sa akin nung nandoon pa ako,” he added.

He confessed, though, that there were arranged projects that didn’t exactly push through during his term with the network.

“Ah, well, dapat meron kaming gagawin, pero hindi na muna natuloy. May offer naman sila, eh. But right now, gusto kong mag-focus sa pelikula [with Viva, his new management team],” he supposed.

Montano revealed that he is considering over the prospect of joining TV5 if only to be able to work with his buddy, actor Aga Muhlach again.

“Puwede, bakit hindi? I’d love to work with Aga again. Lalo na kung noontime show, comedy, o sitcom,” he alleged.

Kris Bernal Willing To Be Paired With Jake Vargas

Kris Bernal, a young actress of today’s generation, is very thankful of the good ratings that her afternoon drama series at GMA 7, Ang Hiram Na Puso, received.

The young actress is one of the attendees in the thanksgiving party organized by GMA-7. They executed the gathering because of the continuous robust ratings of the drama shows in their Afternoon Prime block.

Aside from the series, Hiram Na Puso, the other Afternoon Prime series of GMA-7 are The Good Daughter, Broken Vow and Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis.

The Thanksgiving party was held at Studio 6 of GMA Annex Building, March 27, 2012 (Tuesday) along with the press.

According to the young Actress she single-out the award winning actress, Ms. Gina Alajar, because according to her she was so inspired whenever they do scenes together.

Ms. Gina Alajar was the acting mother of Kris Bernal in the afternoon series.

According to Kris, “Noon ko pa talaga gustong makatrabaho si Ms. Gina Alajar.  Malaki ang respeto ko sa kanya at hinahangaan ko ang pagiging artista niya at pagiging director din niya. Isa kasi si Ms. Gina sa nagturo sa amin sa pag-arte noong nasa StarStruck pa lang. Kaya doon ko nakita kung gaano siya kagaling at lahat ng itinuro niya sa amin ay nagagamit ko sa mga shows na nagawa ko na sa Kapuso network. Kaya noong malaman ko na siya ang gaganap na mother ko sa Hiram Na Puso, talagang natuwa ako at dream come true para sa akin. Tuwing may eksena nga kami ni Ms. Gina, talagang ginagalingan ko kasi ayokong mapahiya. Kahit na on the set, tinuturuan pa rin niya ako sa mga eksena. Nandoon yung suporta niya sa aming mga baguhan kaya mahal na mahal ko si Ms. Gina.”

Pauleen Luna Chooses To Ignore “Gold Digger” Tag; Says She Respects Everybody’s Opinion

“Gold Digger” that’s what many people say about the young actress, Pauleen Luna, because of her association with the people who have big names in the world politics and showbiz.

Meanwhile, the young actress decided to just keep her mouth shut to prove to the people who are accusing her that she is not guilty of the accusations given to her and according to the actress that’s her way of protecting herself.

“You know, sometimes when you know something, you don’t have to prove it to the world or whatever.” She summoned.

“So I just like to keep my privacy this time for myself.”

Strong and very opinionated are some of the qualities that the young actress possesses but on the other hand the issues linked to her such as the closeness that she and Vic Sotto established were not given priority by their Eat Bulaga Family.

“Wala. Yun nga, I’d like to keep this part of my life private for now.”

“I mean, I hope people will understand,” she said.

Is there someone behind this issue that Pauleen is protecting or avoiding from, like Vic Sotto?

“Wala… wala… wala!” as she continuously tell.

“Ako lang, this is my decision. Nobody pushed me to do this or what.”

In contrast, Pauleen Luna admits that she’s been upset of the charges associated with her.

“I guess it’s but normal. But you know, I respect everybody’s opinion,” according to her.

Also, the young actress is not only fulfilled with what she has right now but she as well is very delighted of what’s happening to her life in the present. Is there someone inspiring her as of the moment?

“Ay, I’m always inspired!” she alleged.

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?”