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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.

Former Child Actress Miles Ocampo Segues Smoothly To Teen Roles

It is already the 2nd seasin of the series LUV U, a Sunday youth-oriented show of ABS-CBN. In line with this the teen cast of the series was seen in the event of Wako-Wako in Glorietta 5.

Here, we were able to talk to one of the lead stars of the show which is Miles Ocampo.

Miles is very happy because the season 2 of their show had started airing already.

“Sobrang saya po, like ako po, nagulat po ako na ganoon ang pagtanggap ng tao.  Masaya po ako na nagustuhan po nila.

“Nakakaaliw po like kapag nasa mall ka po o pupunta ka po ng ABS, nakakatuwa po kapag sinasabi nila na ang ganda-ganda ng show niyo.

“Mas lalo pa pong nakaka-inspire magtrabaho lalo na kapag alam niyong may nakaka-appreciate sa ginagawa niyo.

“Dito po sa LUV U, para kaming naglalaro lang. Minsan kapag take, hindi po kami nakakapag-take agad, tawa po kami nang tawa, sobra.

“Para po kaming pamilya na. Ang saya po ng barka namin, sobra. Mula kay Kuya Smokey Manaloto, para po talagang barkada talaga.

“Ang gugulo po namin sa set, tawa nang tawa.”

MAKING THE SHIFT. Well in fact, Miles is very lucky coming from Goin’ Bulilit show then came LUV U in which she immediately have been given a work.

She said, “Siyempre po noong una, nahihirapan. Actually, yung mga tao rin po kasi, ang isip po nila, kapag galing sa Bulilit, parang bata.

“Ang hirap pong mag-jump agad, ‘di ba po?  Minsan po, nakukulong po yung isip ng tao na bata ka lang.

“So, ngayon, okay naman po na natatanggap nila na nagpapakilig na po kami.”

Miles answered giggly abd jokingly when she was asked whether she feels that she is no longer a child anymore.

“Lately po, lately po talaga. Minsan, pa-girl lang po ang peg,” she added.

Miles didn’t refused the fact that she has suitors  as of the moment.

“Incoming 4th year na po ako, regular po ako sa St. Anthony School po sa Fairview.

“Noong first year pa lang po, meron na rin po, pero, hanggang ligaw lang po.  Never pa po ako na nagka-boyfriend. Totoo po yun.”

Does Miles wants to enter the life of having committed to anyone having her some friends already have?

“Siyempre po minsan, kapag may nanliligaw, ay ang ganda naman, ‘di ba po?

“Hindi naman mawawala sa isip mo yun. Pero, wala po talaga sa isip ko na mag-boyfriend at hindi ko pa po ma-imagine na ako, may boyfriend na.

“Kasi po, ang focus ko po talaga sa ngayon, yung studies ko at saka yung trabaho ko.”

LOVETEAM. Marco Gumabao, the newcomer is the partner of Miles in LUV U and a lot of people and followers love their tandem. There were a time in which she thinks that Marco is a very quiet person, but now, she can say that she and her partner had already established a close relationship.

“Noong nag-workshop po kami kay Direk Laurice Guillen, hindi po talaga siya nagsasalita.  Iniisip ko, paano ba makipag-usap sa kanya?

“Iniisip ko, paano kami magtitigan kung hindi kami nag-uusap,” she narrated.

“Pero habang tumatagal, nakikilala na namin siya.”

Does Marco, pursuing you already?

“Hindi po,” she said very quickly. “Sa ngayon po, friends lang kami.  Kahit showbiz pa po ang dating, pero, friends lang po kami.”

“Siyempre po sa ngayon, ang tawag na nga nila sa akin, Camille na.  So, masaya po.”

IDOLS. Miles had been very vocal when it terms to whom her idol is, she said it was bea Alonzo. She had a chance to work with Bea with the movie Sa ‘Yo Lamang.

According to Miles, “Ang galing niya pong talaga. Sobra po akong nahuhusayan sa kanya. Yung passion niya po.

“At saka, ate ko po siyang talaga. Nagba-bonding kami minsan. Nanonood kami ng movie.  Ate po talaga.  Ang bait po.”

What Bea had as a career path, that’s what Miles want to happen to her as well.

“Gusto ko po yung narating ni ate Be. Si Ate Be po kasi yung tipo ng tao na kahit Miss Bea Alonzo na siya, hindi niya tinitingnan ang sarili niya na ganoon.

“Parang napaka-down-to-earth, so, yun po talaga.”

And if she were to be asked about the guy who she admired so much, she would gladly answer that it’s Zanjoe Marudo, boyfriend of Bea Alonzo.

“Naka-package po kasi silang dalawa,” biro pa niya.

Is Zanjoe aware that Miles has a crush on him?

“Opo, alam niya. Kaya palagi niya akong inaasar.  Kasi po, si Kuya Z at saka si Ate Be, lagi po kaming nag-aasaran din.”

NEW SOAP WITH KRIS. There’s an upcoming teleserye for Miles in where she will act as the daughter of Kris Aquino in the teleserye Kailangan Kita.

“Actually, hindi pa rin po nakukuwento sa akin ang eksaktong character ko, pero, sinabi na po sa akin na anak daw po ako ni Ms. Kris.  Kapatid ko po si Xyriel Manabat dito.”

She stated that she was excited for the upcoming teleserye since it is her first time to work with Kris Aquino.

“Nag-guest po ako sa Kris TV noon, pinatawag po niya ko sa dressing room niya.

“Gusto raw po niya akong ma-meet. So, ako po, kinakabahan po ako.  Pero ang bait po ni Ms. Kris, sobra.

“Tapos, hindi ko po ine-expect noong mag-start na po ang Kris TV, pinakilala niya po ako as anak niya po.

“Nakakatuwa po, ang bait po ni Ms. Kris.”

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.

Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, And Maja Salvador Star In Upcoming Teleserye Ina, Kapatid, Anak

Xian Lim is happy to spend more time with Kim Chiu.

“Sabi ko nga, sana magkatrabaho na kami ulit para makita ko siya every day,” said Xian, who used to be Kim’s leading man in My Binondo Girl.

Members of the press were able to interview the young stars at a story conference last May 11 at the 9501 restaurant of the ELJ Building in Quezon City.

Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador will also join the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye titled Ina, Kapatid, Anak.  Also in the cast are Ronaldo Valdez, Janice de Belen, Cherry Pie Picache, Eddie Gutierrez, Ariel Rivera, Jayson Gainza, and Rayver Cruz.

During the event, Kim and Xian revealed the qualities they like about each other.

Kim went first: “Hopeless romantic siya,” she described Xian. “Parang traditional so nakakatuwa…”

When it was Xian’s turn, he answered, “Her personality, her eyes and her smile.”

Kim admitted that she and Xian go out together but are often accompanied by her sisters.

“Lumalabas kami ni Xian if we have time. Sinasama ko ang mga kapatid ko, kinikilala siya ng mga sisters ko.”

She added: “Ngayon kasi mas open ako sa mga sisters ko. Hindi katulad dati na secret lang ako sa sisters ko. Ngayon, mas kinikilala siya ng mga kapatid ko.”

When asked about the status of their friendship, Kim said: “Hindi na kailangan ng label. Sa ngayon, labas-labas lang kami.”

Are they exclusively dating? “Hindi naman masyado,” she said with a laugh.

When it was Xian’s turn to be asked the same question, he said:  “Hindi naman natin kailangan lagyan ng label but yes, we’re having fun every time we see each other. I’m happy and I hope she’s happy also.”

Kim mentioned that her sisters are already Xian’s textmates. The actress also revealed that she has met Xian’s mother.

How is Xian’s relationship with Kim’s sisters? “Natatawa naman sila sa mga jokes ko,” he said.

ROSES FOR KIM. Last December, Xian surprised Kim by hiring a choir to serenade her on the set of My Binondo Girl.

Xian surprised Kim with another romantic gesture on her 22th birthday last April 19.

Kim narrated, “Noong birthday ko nasa bundok ako, wala akong signal, nagsu-shooting ako ng The Healing. Nung umuwi ako sa bahay, sa sala may puno ng flowers na naka-heart shape.

“Sabi ko sa mga kapatid ko, ‘Kanino galing ‘to?’ Sabi nila, ‘Di namin alam.’ Bigla siyang tumawag at nag-text kasi sinabihan siya ng mga kapatid ko na nasa house na ako.”

She gushed: “Red roses, ang dami-dami! Na-appreciate ko naman. Siyempre nakakagulat na may puno sa sala ng bahay ko. Nakakatuwa.”

Xian said he does these things to make Kim smile.

“It makes me happy when I see her happy…every time she laughs, nakakatuwa lang,” he replied.

Where does he get the inspiration for these sweet gestures?

“Dito yun kinukuha,” he admitted.

Kim, who was standing beside him, reacted with a giggle. In response, Xian stressed, “Totoo naman yun! Hindi yun nakukuha sa mga libro.”

Jessy talks About Friendship With JM

Young actress, Jessy Mendiola, said she will just go with the flow if the young actor JM de Guzman decides to seriously court her in the future.

It was reported that there is a developing romance between the two but the young actress clarified that the young actor never courted her or even asked her out.

JM, though, has been vocal about his admiration for the young actress.

Jessy said that only time can tell if she and JM will take their friendship to the next level, according to an interview.

“Well depende na lang sa kanya ‘yun kung kaya pa niya kasi siya din yata busy. May soap siya ngayon. I don’t know, I guess kung gusto niya manligaw, manliligaw siya. Kung hindi eh ‘di hindi. I think time will tell naman talaga ‘yan eh. Work talaga is very hectic. Hindi naman puwedeng manligaw lang, bibigyan na ng way,” she said.

Apart from JM, Jessy said that there are no other guys who are trying to pursue her.

“Wala. Hindi ko nga alam umaaligid siya (de Guzman) noon eh. Kaya hindi ko alam kung may umaaligid pang iba. Basta sobrang nawala nga ‘yung connection ko sa mga issues,” she uttered.

Jessy is currently working on a movie with actor Enchong Dee after her television series “Budoy”.

“Ngayon nag-shu-shoot kami para sa bagong movie called ‘The Reunion.’ It’s the first time in a long time sa Star Cinema na gumawa ulit sila ng barkada film since ‘Gimik’ and ‘Trip.’ It’s directed by Frasco Mortiz,” she said.

Fresh Graduate Alex Gonzaga Hopes To Become A Teacher

Alex Gonzaga attests that a busy schedule shouldn’t stop a celebrity from getting a degree.

The young TV5 princess is overjoyed upon receiving a diploma for Education Major in Child Development at the University of Asia and the Pacific recently. She noticed, however, that she is yet to undergo on-the-job training (OJT).

“Masaya ako sa accomplishment ko! Pero hindi pa po talaga ako magtuturo kasi hindi pa ako nakapag-OJT, although may diploma naman ako. Meron pa akong 9 unitsna kukunin para makapagturo. Pero hopefully, ‘pag nagkaroon ng time, matapos ko, kasi gusto ko talaga magtayo ng school,” she uttered in a recent interview.

Although she hasn’t taken a licensure examination yet, Alex pointed out, “…’yung school namin, ‘yung pinag-aralan ko po, ay may subject kami na tinuturuan ka rin kung paano magtayo ng school. Business course, at the same time… educators.”

Alex admitted that teaching has always been a passion and a dream for her.

“Gusto ko talaga maging teacher ng mga bata. Gusto ko pa nga noon, high school ang turuan. Dati nung bata ako, gumagawa pa ako ng lesson plan,” she said.

Pinty Gonzaga, Alex’s mother and manager, believes that it is fit for Alex to teach pre-school, “para makapag-start daw kami sa paggawa ng school.” she said.

“Di ba, ‘pag nag-start ng school, mag-i-start sa pre-school, habang nagtatagal, padagdag nang padagdag na lang ng grades kada taon? ‘Yun ‘yung plano,” she added.

Alex, however, will not set aside her showbiz obligations. She’ve been asked about her post-graduate plans, the TV host-actress said, “Sa TV5 muna, kasi under contract ako sa kanila. Kung ano po ‘yung ibibigay sa akin ng TV5, of course, open ako doon. Pero sana, magamit ko rin ‘yung pinag-aralan ko.”

Will Alex make more time for her love life since she already graduated? The young princess was spotted with her reported former boyfriend, Kean Cipriano at the Manila concert of pop-rock group Hanson last March 30, 2012.

She were, nevertheless, quick to dismiss rumors that they’re back together, emphasizing they are only friends.

“In-invite niya lang po ako dito… para nga manood nitong concert ng Hanson. Paborito ko kasi ang Hanson kaya ayun, inaya niya ako manood,” said Alex.

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.

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.