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Carla Abellana’s all set to become a Kapamilya

After all the rumors that the GMA-7 star Carla Abella is set to switch network,  now it is confirmed that she is poised up and ready to be a new Kapamilya.

A source confirmed to Manila Bulletin Online Entertainment that Carla is without a doubt leaving her home studio. Her camp has negotiated for her to move to ABS-CBN, as her contract with GMA is about to expire this month.

Also, the same source said that Carla and her manager Arnold Vegafria did consider many things but then again what came up with their decision is that the networks priorities when it comes to giving projects to its roster of talents.

“Ang priorities daw kasi sa Siyete ay sina Marian Rivera, Barbie Forteza at Bea Binene in that order,” said the source.

Carla is also avoiding the rumors that there was no offer from ABS-CBN, in a report last Feb 1 on PEP, she said that, ” “Hindi ko pa nababasa ‘yong offer ng ABS-CBN. Although I’m aware na meron, hindi ko pa nababasa”.

She also asked for time off from GMA after completing her soap.

“Humingi ako ng ilang linggong pahinga para rin ma-take ko ‘yong opportunity na makapag-isip din ako at ma-clear ko ‘yong head ko,” she said in the PEP interview.

Carla is surely making a big step toward her career.

“Sabi ko nga, hindi na ako bumabata. Hindi naman ako puwede na teeny-bopper forever. Career, roles… ano pa ang ibang magagawa ko? Sino pa ang ibang puwede kong makatrabaho?” she explained.

Carla was launched by GMA in 2009 via the Philippine version of the Mexicanovela “Rosalinda” where she was paired with Geoff Eigenmann. This was followed by another pairing in “Magic Palayok.”

Carla Abellana: Torn Between Two Movies

Regal Baby Carla Abellana has two movie entries in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival. She will play the role of Charlotte in ‘Yesterday Today Tomorrow’ and ER Ejercito’s leading lady in ‘Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story’. Carla’s appearance in The Asiong Salonga story created a conflict in her contract with Regal Films.

ER Ejercito told the press that Carla is being prohibited by Regal to promote their movie that’s why the actress wasn’t able show up in the press conference of The Asiong Salonga Story.

“Siya ang humaharang. Ayaw niyang mag-promote si Carla, e…Ang banggit sa akin ni Carla at ng kanyang manager na si Arnold Vegafria, ‘pag sila daw ay nag-promote, o pupunta sa presscon, sasakay sa float sa December 24, at kapag nanood sa premiere night, e, idedemanda raw ng Regal Films,” said ER Ejercito.

On the other hand, Carla denied that there is a legal threat posted against her and her manager by Regal. She said that Mother Lily has nothing to do with her absence in The Asiong Salonga Story’s press conference. According to her, she is just so busy that she doesn’t even have time to promote Yesterday Today Tomorrow, which is her priority being Regal’s exclusive artist.

Meanwhile, Mother Lily issued a statement on Twitter to clarify the issue:

“I would like to clarify ER Ejercito’s recent statements regarding our contract star Carla Abellana who he contracted to appear in his movie. Firstly, Carla is an exclusive contract artist of Regal Films. Both her and her manager Arnold Vegafria did not ask our permission to be part of ER’s movie. It is not true that Carla has an option to do 1 movie out of Regal. She does not. All I expect from my contract stars is the respect from them and their managers to honor their commitments. May we also suggest to ER to check his facts first before making such statements. Neither do we wish this situation to be used as an issue to generate publicity. The issue is clear neither Carla or her manager Arnold Vegafria asked for permission to shoot this movie with ER and as such are in breach of their signed contract. We have other contract stars who we have lent to other productions. In fact Marian Rivera is in Panday. She is also an exclusive star of Regal but all proper protocol was followed. Let us all respect each other so that we can work harmoniously to rebuild our industry.”

Gwendolyn Ruais crowned as the 1st Miss World Philippines

The winner of the First Miss World Philippines is no other than Candidate Number 13, Gwendolyn Ruais. The 21-year-old Filipino-French proved herself deserving for the title and bested all other candidates in the pageant’s coronation night which happened last Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. She was crowned by no less than Miss World Alexandria Mills.

Along with the first Miss World Philippines in the winners’ list were the Princesses: Candidate No. 24, Helen Nicolette Henson- 1st Princess, Candidate No. 9, Martha Chloe McCully 2nd Princess, Candidate No. 22, Ma. Paula Bianca Paz3rd Princess, and Candidate No. 15, Jaysel Arrozal4th Princess .

Other candidates included in the Top 12 list were: Candidate No. 12, Elaine Kay Moll ; Candidate No. 5, Rogelie Catacutan ; Candidate No. 25, Erina Ann Lightholder ; Candidate No. 1, Samantha Nerville Purvor; Candidate No. 11, Mercy Malaluan; Candidate No. 7, Charlotte Melissa Tyler; and Candidate No. 16, Loucelle de Jesus.

Unto the winners of the special awards were as follows:

Best in Swimsuit Gwendolyn Ruais

Best in Fashion Design – Delby Bragais

Best in Evening Gown – Ma. Paula Bianca Paz

Miss Sheridan – Richelle Therese Borja

Miss Talent – Rogelie Catacutan

Miss Photogenic – Samantha Neville Purvor

Miss Friendship – Rogelie Catacutan

Miss SMDC – Martha Chloe McCulley

Miss Kapuso World – Martha Chloe McCulley

Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza and Carla Abellana are the host of the Miss World Philippines 2011.

The judges of the pageant are Iza Calzado (actress), Fanny Serrano (beauty expert), Vicki Belo (cosmetic surgeon), Wilma Galvante (GMA Executive), and Manny Pacquiao (boxing champ and Sarangani Representative).

‘My Neighbor’s Wife’ heats up the cinemas today

This year’s controversial sexy drama film ‘My Neighbor’s Wife’ is showing today in cinemas nationwide with R-13 rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. The lead stars Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Jake Cuenca, and Carla Abellana, set to catch the eyes of many movie viewers with their sizzling love scenes and chemistry in the film that focuses in love, deception, and marital infidelity, produced by Regal Films, written and directed by Jun Lana.

(From left) Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Jake Cuenca and Carla Abellana

The story revolves in two modern couples (Jake and Carla, Dennis and Lovi) who have different lifestyles. Jake and Carla play the role of the rich couple, Bullet and Jasmine. Bullet is said-to-be a co-owner of a bar and Jasmine is a housewife. However, Dennis and Lovi are the working-class couple, Aaron and Cielo. Aaron is medical-school graduate who fails in business ventures thereby gets a loan from Bullet to finance his auto-repair shop. Cielo is a medical representative who loves luxury items to complement her looks. The four characters become close friends yet their friendship turn sour because of their marital infidelity.

The stars admit they have grown more as actors and have conquered their fear through the mature role they portray in the film. Like the case of Carla Abellana, this has been her first time to be daring in a movie or a show and she got through it with the help of the entire cast and crew.

It is also noticeable how the lead stars fit the characters that they portray. With Lovi’s sexy and alluring body, she is able use her physical assets and combines it with the different aspects of the Cielo’s like being sensual, sensitive, impulsive, humble, funny, persevering which results to an exact portrayal of Cielo. In the movie, Carla is exactly what Jasmine is. Her calm personality paired with the character’s good-natured and kindness, with a bit of a jealous and revengeful housewife, she made her way to also stand-out in this movie. The hunks, Jake and Dennis, added sizzle to the story.

The movie also entails the characters’ lives after the marital infidelity.

StarStruck V new hosts: Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana

starMetro,Manila-Philippines.As the invasion begins, the Starstruck V offers new set of twists and hosts as well. The star of Rosalinda,Carla Abellana was chose to replace Jolina Magdangal as the hostess of the international star search. When interviewed about what she thinks about choosing her to be the Starstruck V new host,she explains simply:”Hindi ko naman talaga alam kung bakit hindi na si Ms. Jolina ang magho-host at kung bakit ako ang napili. Pero the network should be asked about that.” She explained as her role of being Rosalinda soon to finished because it only bids last two weeks before the finale.
On the other hand,Dennis Trillo being the new host of the star search takes the opportunity as his training ground for hosting i replace for Dingdong Dantes. In an interview, singer-actor said,
“Hindi rin naman basta-basta ‘yong exposure ng mga host dito. Kumbaga, bukod doon sa mga talent, ‘yong host din talaga ang pinapanood kaya magandang exposure. Para sa akin, iniisip ko na maganda rin itong training as a host and may maio-offer naman akong iba,” he said.

Both Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana takes this opportunity as a new experience and training for hosting career as the Starstruck V invades the whole world to search for aspiring stars that would say,”Dream, Believe,Survive!”.

Gina Alajar says her son Geoff Eigenmann’s acting is improving “little by little”

Gina Alajar says her son Geoff Eigenmann's acting is improving "little by little"Makakasama ng award-winning actress na si Gina Alajar ang anak niyang si Geoff Eigenmann sa bagong episode ng SRO Cinemaserye Presents Carinderia Queen, kung saan kasama rin nila ang mag-amang Rey “PJ” Abellana at Carla Abellana.


Ayon kay Gina, hindi ito ang first time na magkakasama sila ni Geoff sa isang project.


“I’ve worked with Geoffrey, bata pa siya. When I directed a youth-oriented program here in GMA, it’s called Next. Pagkatapos nun, noong bata kasi siya, in and out ‘yan. Kapag bumababa ang grades sa eskuwela, hinto. Kapag maganda ang grades, pasok ng artista. Tapos, the next time ko na siyang nadirek was for Kirara. I have acted with him in Maalaala [Mo Kaya]. We played mother and son also. Yun ang last,” lahad ni Gina sa panayam sa kanya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).


So far, nakita ba niya ang improvements ni Geoff sa pag-arte since siya ang masasabing number one critic ng anak?


“Well, he is improving little by little,” sabi ni Gina. “Lalo na dun sa pagsasalita niya. Nag-improve na siya sa kanyang emotional responsibilities when it comes to acting. Ang napansin ko sa kanya, like yesterday was our first taping day, of course, inaalalayan ko siya nang konti and Direk Mac Alejandre is there to guide him also. But there are things also na gusto kong i-correct sa kanya na sinasabi ko na, ‘Anak, ganito ang gawin mo, ganyan.’ Kaya dalawa ang director niya.


“Actually, ibinubulong ko lang sa kanya at nakukuha naman niya agad. I remember in Kirara when I directed him, he was very young then, ipinapakita ko pa sa kanya kung ano ang gagawin. As in, I would demonstrate to him kung ano ang gagawin. Ngayon, nabi-visualize na niya kung ano ang gagawin.”


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Carla Abellana: faints while taping. . .

Last August 17,2009 actress and Pinay Rosalinda, Carla Abellana was rushed to the hospital. The actress fainted while taping in Taal,Batangas for her soap opera Rosalinda. According to reports Carla was rushed to hospital by her leading man Geoff Eigenmann, findings showed that actress suffered overfatigue with carl2symptoms occurred of irregular heartbeat and low sugar.

Actress done catfight scene with co-star Sheryl Cruz, and on that week the actress was taping until morning causing for her illness. Also added that on August 20, 2009 she attended the birthday party of mother Lily Monteverde which contributed for actress to break down.

Carla is now released to the hospital and resumed work for her commitments.

Dingdong Dantes is ‘Fernando Jose’ in Rosalinda?

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes

After Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang, Dingdong Dantes is eyeing for the role of Fernando Jose in the upcoming Philippine television remake of Rosalinda.

“Tadyang” is ending this week. And as reported earlier, it will be the last television project for the Dingdong Dantes-Marian Rivera love team…for now. They’ve been together in Marimar, Dyesebel and lastly in Tadyang, it’s now time for them to go separate ways for the meantime with a new on-screen partner para maiba naman. Read more…

Another beautiful face in GMA Network who will play the role of  the Pinay version of Rosalinda is Carla Abellana, the daughter of Rey PJ Abellana. Many people say that Carla’s look alike is Marian Rivera.