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MTRCB summons ASAP 18 for Anne’s ‘over-provocative number’

The Movie Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned on Tuesday ABS-CBN’s Sunday noontime variety show, “ASAP 18” over the alleged provocative outfit of one of its stars.

On Sunday’s “ASAP 18”, Anne Curtis had her birthday production number by perdorming Rihanna’s “Diamond” while being drenched with water, wearing a black strapless gown with a very high slit. Her performance and outfit soon went abuzz online. In the original Rihanna video, the American singer is shown singing naked submerged in an actual bath tub.

MTRCB posted the following on its official Twitter account on Tuesday, February 26.

“MTRCB summons ASAP to gender-sensitivity investigation over alleged provocative outfit of one of its stars last Sunday.” — MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) February 26, 2013

Anne on controversial outfit: ‘I was completely protected’. Anne Curtis posted a photo of her black strapless dress on Tuesday, February 26, to clarify the issue.

Anne explained that her outfit designed by Boom Sason was a “bodysuit with a hidden tangga.” She assured everyone that no wardrobe malfunction happened, contrary to what many believed.

On Tuesday afternoon, February 26, Anne posted:

“TAAAADAAA! I present to you the controversial @boomita outfit I wore for my birthday number on ASAP. As you can see we have a bodysuit with a hidden tangga to make way for the sky high slit skirt. It is made out of 2 pieces. In fact the “tangga” is made out of swimsuit material which Boom Sason is also known for making. I was completely protected. It may have seemed like a wardrobe malfunction to many but I can assure you, after making the mistake of not securing myself once I wouldn’t let that happen to me again. :) So to settle all your minds I just had to post this. Thank you to everyone that was concerned! To everyone that’s trying to make an issue out of it! Thank you! ABSCBN news just told me its their most clicked on video on their site ever! Just relax everyone! Wearing a tangga is no newbie in the industry! It’s been around since the 80′s :)

Miss Universe First Runner-Up 2012 Janine Tugonon Received Compliments from Celebrities


 Twitter still rained with greetings for Janine Tugonon even though she didn’t win the crown on the recent international beauty pageant, Miss Universe 2012.

Most celebrities are happy to the winning candidate of the Philippines as the first runner-up in such a prestigious beauty pageant.

But still they can’t help not to express their disappointment with the results of the competition, which was Miss USA Olivia Culpo presented to be the Miss Universe 2012.

It leaded with Janine’s talent manager, Jonah Gaffud, (@ jonasofmercator) of Mercator Model and Artist Management, who’s both happy and sad for the event.

On his personal Twitter account, He said, “I am sorry everyone! I thought the crown was ours na.:-(“

“I’m sorry!!!! So devastated!!! We worked hard for this! But as my prayer goes: I will be grateful to God no matter what.”

“I just wanted that crown so badly for my country:-(“

“When they were about to announce, i was crying already. I felt it was for her.”

However, He was still glad because his pet beauty queen won. His further message for Janine on Twitter was, “@janine_tugonon hoy!!! Hahahaha!!! Salamat naman at sinunod mo lahat lahat lahat ng turo ko!!!!:-)”

Jonas is also manager of the two Miss Universe runners-up Venus Raj and Maria Shamcey Supsup.

Miss World 1993 second runner-up Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) posted this: “NOOOOO way!!!! This is insane!!!! Dapat Philippines ang panalo!!! This is soooo disappointing.”

“I seriously think we nailed it!!! I believe we have a new MISS UNIVERSE 2012….Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon!! ☺”

“I will repeat: Janine Tugonan made us proud! She showed the universe how beautiful and intelligent Filipinas really are. She should’ve WON!!”

For Ms. Philippines-Universe 1994 Charlene Gonzalez-Muhlach (@itsmecharleneg) Janine has the best response on the Q&A portion: “I honestly feel @janine_tugonon answered the best!!!”

“Janine.You will still be our Miss Universe Congratulations. We are so happy for you! You make us proud!! @janine_tugonon.”

This is almost alike with the message of Miss Universe 1999 first runner-up Miriam Quiambao (@miriamq) for Janine : “We’re still very proud of u @janine_tugonon!! You did your BEST, eveything RIGHT, and that’s ENOUGH! Para sa amin, IKAW ang @missuniverse!!!”

Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Maria Venus Raj (@MariaaVenusRaj) is also disappointed to the results but she still congratulate Janine for winning: “OMG that’s horrible kay Janine na yun eh! bat si Prom Queen nanalo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

“Congratulations Janine, you fought well just like a queen should be! Your country & people is proud of you.”

Venus also posted this reminder on her Twitter: “Hometown is an Advantage always have that in mind.”

Ms. Philippines-World 2007 Maggie Wilson (@wilsonmaggie)  can’t believe with the results of the pageant also: “OMG!!!!!! USA????!!! Well, she’s is deserving too.. Soooo close!! Still amazing job Philippines!!”

MORE REACTIONS. Here’s more of the reaction from celebrities on their Twitter accounts:

Singer-actress Regine Velasquez (@reginevalcasid): “We are sooooooooo proud of you Ms Philippines!!!!!!!!! gogogo baka next year atin na!!!! Yahoooooo”

‏Actress-TV host Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith): “Congratulations @janina_tugonon Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner Up! We are so proud of you!!! ”

‏TV host Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca): “you DESERVE the crown MOST, @janine_tugonon!!!!!!!! you are our #MissUniverse2012!!!! you were perfect tonight!!!!”

Kapuso actress Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona): “At least USA’s top competition was PHILIPPINES kahit na sa VEGAS ginanap ang event at si DONALD TRUMP ang may-ari ng Miss Universe. CHEH.”

“Alam mo nang LUTO kapag hindi maganda ang sagot ng candidate AT NATAPILOK PA pero siya ang nanalo. Isang malaking ANYAREH. #MissUniverse2012”

“Congratulations, @janine_tugonon! Bec of you, the world once again sees just what the Philippines is made of. You make us proud. #pinoypride”

Comedian-TV host Vice Ganda (@vicegandako): “Sinabi ko naman na kasi sayo Janine e na cobrahan mo yung USA sa ulo! Kung yun nakatikim ng cobra di na makakaalma yun. Chozzz!”

“Congratulations Janine Tugonon for winning MsUniverse 1st runner up. Truly a Filipino pride!”

Comedian-TV host John “Sweet” Lapus (@sweetjohnlapus): “#MissPhilipinesforMissUniverse2012 pa din! Kaloka! Si Janine na e. tandaan mo yan Donald Trump! #Nyetaswell”

Comedian-entertainment columnist Ogie Diaz(@ogiediaz): “Sana dito na lang ginawa ang #MsUniverse2012 para wagi ang #MsPhillipines. Kalokah!”

“Basta sa mga Pinoy, si Janine ang #MsUniverse2012. Ilang kandidata naman yong naglaban-laban. Masama pa ba ang 1st runner up?”

Comedienne K Brosas (@kbrosas): “Gustong hamunin ng suntukan c donald trump syet! Sapakin ko sa sa apdo! Chos… Congrats pa din ms. Janine! Kaw talaga panalo!! :)

“Congrats pa din kay ms. Janine!! Nakaka proud! PERFECT lahat ng ginawa nya! Bow. :)

TV host Divine Lee (@DivinemLee): “Deadma, 2 days ka lang maging Ms Universe USA. end of the world na daw”

“you owned that stage. sayo yun. we love you. @janine_tugonon”

BB Gandanghari (@BbGandangHari_): “To tell u honestly @missusa is so beautiful but! Without brain! , ang ganda ng sagot ni @janine_tugonon n0! Kaloka! Haha”


Anne Curtis Defends Her Mother on Twitter Bashers


Even though Anne Curtis has more than three million followers on Twitter, it seems like all of them are not her fans.

Yesterday, November 5, Anne has six consecutive posts on her Twitter account, @annecurtissmith, regarding the insults of her 2 followers towards her mother.

Anne mentioned the two followers, “@dudeinterrupted” and “@Khatieness.”

Although Anne deleted her posts on her account, the said hater @dudinterrupted happened to screen grab and posted it on his account.

With the picture and message to the actress: “You said so dahl @annecurtissmith, I don’t want to make another war to anyone kasi its Christmas, maybe next year noh?!”


“I COME IN PEACE.” This is not the first time Anne defended her family from some “bashers” or “detractors”.

According to the report of ABS-CBN News, last November 2011, “Pinay maid” was called to her mom and “Aussie loser guy” to his dad who was tagged on her account and her sister Jasmine Curtis-Smith

According to the post of Anne, She wants to clear that her mother was never been a “maid” and if every it happened, she’ll be proud of it.

The Showtime host added, she doesn’t appreciate people who disrespects her mother.

Here’s the consecutive posts of Anne:

“@dudeinterrupted @Khatieness Well hello you. We meet again. But dont worry i come in peace. Just to clarify once again my mother was never”

“@dudeinterrupted @Khatieness a maid. In fact if ever she was i would be proud and would not hide it in embarrassment at all. She may not”

“@dudeinterrupted @Khatieness have come from a well off family but she never ashamed of her roots and took all of us visit where she grew”

“@dudeinterrupted @Khatieness up. So you can say whatever you want. I wont fight you BUT i will clarify..She is after all my mother and i”

“@dudeinterrupted @Khatieness I dont appreciate people who disrespect her. You’d probably do the same. Anyway, Now that is clear. I hope”

“@dudeinterrupted @Khatieness you will please stop saying false things about my mother. Thank you. :)


ANNE’S FANS BASH BACK. Meanwhile, @dudinterrupted responds to Anne’s posts.

Said, “@Khatieness @annecurtissmith nothing wrong with Pinay maids noh, why the shame? Love yew dahl!”

Added, “That’s what you get for being 3rd world famous, your business is not only yours anymore. Its EVERBODY’s! And that includes Le D noh. Besos!”

@Khatieness  answered: “Hahahaha..Anne included me in her twits w/ @dudeinterrupted.. someone need to tell her how to delete some mentions in replying.. #clown”

Fans of Anne responds to the two bashers.

@Khatieness post a tweet minutes after and said: “I got pop corn Anne and to all her die hard fans.. Carry on”

She added, “Anne Curtis-Smith fans #pathetic. Sorry will not stood down to your level.. #clown #cheap… BTW, my twitter my rule..”

Anne Confirms Shooting Hollywood Film ‘Blood Ransom’

Last Thursday, Anne Curtis confirmed on her Twitter account that she will make a Hollywood film that’s why she have taken a 1 month leave on It’s Showtime.

Anne via Twitter account: “”Blood Ransom” the title of her Hollywood film.”

“Blood Ransom. Coming soon. https://www.facebook.com/BloodRansom,” said Anne

Directed by Filipino-American director Francis dela Torre, together with Anne the famous American actor and actress Alexander Doetsch and Emily Skinner.
At first Anne denied for some apparent reason that she will not make a Hollywood Film but now she confirmed it and all of or her fans are waiting to release it on theaters not just nationwide but worldwide.

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!

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.

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.

It’s Showtime: ABS-CBN’s Newest Noontime Show

Showtime hosts Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Billy Crawford, Vice Ganda, Kuya Kim Atienza, Juggy Jugueta, and Teddy Corpus bid goodbye to the “madlang people” in their January 28 episode but after a week, just like in Randy Santiago’s statement, the group will be bringing smiles again to fans as they replace Happy Yipee Yehey in ABS-CBN’s noontime slot. Another good news is that “hurados” Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, and Coleen Garcia will be joining them as regular hosts of the show.

ABS-CBN Corporate Communication had a press release regarding its new noontime show.

“Pagkatapos ng dalawang taong pagiging isang paboritong kapamilya sa umaga, ang It’s Showtime ay ang pinakabagong programa sa tanghali sa ABS-CBN Channel 2 simula sa Lunes, February 6, 2012.

Ang It’s Showtime ay  pangugunahan nila Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Karylle, ‘Kuya’ Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta at Vice Ganda. Ang kanilang malalim na pagkakaibigan at pinagsanib na talento at sense of humor ay nakapagbigay ng walang tigil na saya sa mga kapamilya. Sasali bilang mga bagong miyembro ng show sina dance master Jhong Hilario, at ang mga paboritong ex-hurados na sina Ryan Bang at Coleen Garcia.

Sama-sama, maghahatid sila ng bago at mas kapanapanabik na palabas na puno ng sorpresa at  iba’t ibang segments na tiyak na kagigiliwan ng mga manunood.

Ang ABS-CBN ay nagpapasalamat sa ‘madlang people,’ dito sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo sa kanilang suporta sa Showtime at sa mga hosts nito sa dalawang taong pagbibigay ng saya at pag-asa sa umaga. Iniimbita ng kapamilya network ang mga manunood na ipagpatuloy nila ang walang sawang pagtangkilik sa Showtime paglipat nito sa tanghali, Lunes hanggang Sabado simula sa February 6.”

A Dream Come True

The Annebisyosa No Other Concert was indeed a dream come true for Showtime host Anne Curtis. Her first and last concert was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Saturday,  January 28, 2012.

Accourding to Anne, it was really her dream to have one solo concert in a big venue such as the Araneta Coliseum. This dream came into reality despire the fact that the TV host isn’t really a singer. Anne proved her fans that she is really a performer. She dazzled throughout the night in her outfits courtesy of her friend and stylist Liz Uy.

Anne got a lot of support from her friends who shared the stage with her. Some of them are celebs Luiz Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Rico Blanco, Ira Cruz, Sam Milby, and Sarah Geronimo. Sister Jasmine Curtis-Smith also showed her all-out support to her sister as she wishes have her own ‘dream come true.’ Anne also did a showdown with Showtime co-host Vice Ganda. Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson, Karylle, Ryan Bang, and Jhong Hilario also went up the stage to show off their dance moves. Included in the guests are Anne’s No Other Woman co-stars Cristine Reyes and Derek Ramsay.

Although not performing on stage with Anne, friends showed their support to her as part of the crowd. Among them are KC Concepcion, Jessy Mendiola, Jed Madela, Megan Young, Danica Sotto, Chesca Garcia, Annabelle Rama, Gab Valenciano, Tim Yap, Joanne Quintas, Divine Lee, Victor Basa, Rajo Laurel, and Raymund Isaac.

Celebrities Reach Out to Typhoon Sendong Victims

While everybody else is busy shopping for Christmas, Kapamilya stars, headed by president’s sister Kris Aquino, joined their hands in helping Cagayan de Oro residents who are affected by the devastation brough about by typhoon Sendong. Along with Kris is Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, and Anne Curtis. They spent monday night giving out relief goods to the victims. Not only do they want to help but they also want to urge other celebrities as well as other Filipinos who are more fortunate to share their blessings and help typhoon victims in the spirit of camaraderie and Christmas.

These big stars are also posting tweets over social networking site Twitter hoping to touch the hearts of our fellow countrymen in helping the typhoon victims.

Anne Curtis: “Just got back from Cagayan de Oro. There’s still so many that need help. Let’s all try and do what ever we can may it be in cash or kind.”

Angel Locsin: “Sa mga nais pong mag donate in kind, PRC is requesting for cleaning materials, Latrines, Medicines (for tetanus, cough, colds, infections,diarrhea, skin problems) salamat po!”

Vice Ganda: “The people in Cagayan DeOro and Iligan badly need our HELP. WE can help. WE just need to have the WILL to help. Please!”

Meanwhile, Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao, who is also the newly appointed lieutenant colonel of the 1st Sarangani Ready Reserve Battalion, has pledged donations for the typhoon victims.

Black Eyed Peas’ apl. de. Ap is also set to visit Cagayan de Oro on December 23, 2011. He has also asked his friends in the US to join a charity auction held yesterday, December 20, wherein part of the proceeds will go to the flash flood victims in Mindanao.

TV host-actress Ruffa Gutierrez cancelled luxurious gifts to friends. Instead, she had thought of donating to the typhoon victims.

Actress-comedian Eugene Domingo is also willing to fly to Cagayan de Oro to personally help in the relief operation going on as well as to give joy and inspiration to the residents.