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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.

Charice Pempengco New Look

Charice change her look into a blonde short hairdo and had a tattoo in her left forearm that says “Love Eternally”, between the two words is a symbol of Infinity.

She said that she did these changes because she wants to be more like Rihanna or Avril Lavigne.

A press conference held last March 8 (Thursday), at the Marriott Hotel, Charice said, “I know some people are more used to the old Charice, sa ballad singer with the pigtails. For me, in my heart, I’ve always wanted to be more edgy, rock, more [on the] dark side. I’m really happy and this is a big deal for me ‘coz finally, nararating ko ang mga gusto ko. I know some people think that this is very rebellious but it’s not. It’s just me evolving. It’s me transforming into another person that is totally me.”

She is also aware that she is considered a role model for young people. She says, “I know may mga tao na nagsasabing ako ang inspirasyon nila. Ang gusto ko lang sabihin, magbago man ang looks ko, yung attitude is still the same.”

There are two differing opinions being considered for her image. She said, “Yung ibang people sa management, gusto nila yung look ko parang Selena Gomez. The other one, they want me to be more like Avril Lavigne, which is what I like. Or more like Rihanna. That’s what I like. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

Photoshop Wars

As international singing sensation Charice Pempengco and Pambansang Kamao wife Jinkee Pacquio covers Preview and Mega, respectively, debate on which cover is edited better also came into rise.

It is very recognizable that Charice and Jinkee really look good in their respective magazine covers leaving people with doubt that the photos had been altered for good cover’s sake. True that all photos for magazine covers are edited but what the people are pointing out is that those of Charice’s and Jinkee’s are heavily ‘shopped to the point that it doesn’t look much like them anymore.

Jinkee’s Mega cover especially drew attention over social networking site, Twitter. Users have expressed their appreciations and disbeliefs on what they see in the cover. Some of the tweets are:

@ssowy: “There should be an anti-Photoshop law. RT @johnebora: This is Jinkee Pacquiao on the cover of MEGA Magazine.twitpic.com/8242lx”

@eloindigoart: “Someone give whoever transformed Jinkee Pacquiao into the woman in Mega magazine cover a PhD – galing ng pagka-doktor!”

As a result, Jinkee became one of the top trending local topics in twitter recently.

Although a lot of posts are expressing criticisms, there were also ones who appreciated Jinkee’s beauty.

@gladizon: “Jinkee Pacquiao looks like Kristine Hermosa.”

Mega Publishing Corp’s Cheryl Tiu aired her side of the issue over the same social networking site: “Jinkee Pacquiao was NOT photoshopped for MEGA. She’s really SIZZLING! The behind the scenes photo! @mega_magazine twitpic.com/824sty”

On the other hand, Veteran makeup artist Juan Sarte posted a video proving that Charice’s cover was not digitally altered. “Charice for Preview Behind the Scenes video. Eto ang pruweba. Hindi po yun Photoshop,” said Sarte providing a link to the video.

Charice on working in “Here Comes the Boom”

Charice with Salma Hayek

Charice with Salma Hayek on the set of "Here Comes The Boom"

After playing on the hit American musical comedy series Glee season 2 as the foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon, Charice is once again cast as a student on a film. It is the upcoming Hollywood action-comedy movie Here Comes The Boom where she plays as a student named Malia alongside Salma Hayek.

Charice announced last Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in her Twitter account, saying: “Done with the movie!!! It was nice working with everybody! Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, everybody! Now it’s party time. :]

In an interview of the singer-actress with USA Today last May 24, Charice revealed some details about her character in the movie.

Henry Winkler plays a music teacher, and Kevin James is another high school teacher who sidelines as a martial arts fighter to save the music program. I play a student. She’s a little like Sunshine; she’s a brainiac and her father wants her to go home to the Philippines to work in a restaurant,” stated by Charice.

Directed by Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer director), Here Comes the Boom is set to be released next year 2012.

Charice will sing the National Anthem on Pacquiao vs Mosley fight!

Internation Singing Sensation Charice!

Our people’s champ Manny Pacquiao will have a fight against Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011 at MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas, Nevada. Every time Manny has a fight, we are all eager to know who will sing our “Lupang Hinirang” and this time it’s the international singing sensation Charice!

It has been said that Manny personally asked and chose the young singer while she was still at Los Angeles to sing our National Anthem. It is also a great honor for Team Pacquiao and for our people’s champ himself  in willingness of Charice to sing in his fight.

Charice once said during 2009 that it is one of her dreams to sing on one of Manny Pacquiao’s fight, after 2 years her wish will come true! She was overwhelmed and expressed her gratitude via her Twitter account saying:

“Thank you Sir Manny Pacquiao for choosing me to sing the Philippine Nat’l Anthem for your fight. Feel really blessed :)

Charice’s character(Sunshine Corazon) is back on Glee season 2′s new episode! Being the new lead singer of Vocal Adrenaline, the Glee club New Direction’s rival.

Right now, she’s filming her Hollywood movie entitled Here Comes The Boom. Let’s all watch out for it!

Back to Back Pinoy Talents: Jun Gamboa and Thia Megia on American Idol and Charice on Tokio HOT 100 Award

After the Maria Aragon was recognized by the international singer Lady Gaga, two Filipinos are again proving the world that pinoys are talented.

On the previous seasons of American Idol we’ve seen Filipinos that tried to be the next American Idol but unfortunately didn’t make it. Jasmine Trias was the first Pinoy to reach the farthest so far. She made it to the top 3.

During the auditions for the latest season of American Idol, 2 Filipinos got through to the top 24.

Clint Jun Gamboa and Thia Megia were announced included in the top 12 male and 12 female on February 25′s episode of American Idol.

Gamboa is a karaoke host from Long Beach, california. He sang Billionaire by Bruno Mars during his first audition. The three judges were impressed by his voice and gave him 3 yeses.

While Thia Megia is a 15-year-old student who flew from Mountain House california just to audition on the reality show. She sang “Chasing Pavements” by Adele. She also got three yeses from the judges.

American Idol is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with judges:  Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler,  and Jennifer Lopez

The show can be watched at Q Channel 11 and Star World every Thursdays and Fridays.

Meanwhile another Filipino pride singing sensation Charice Pempengco received an award on Tokio HOT 100 award according to her mom Raquel Pempengco. The young singer beating popular international artists like Ke$ha, Orianthi, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber who were also nominated in the Best New Artist category.

Tokio HOT 100 award is one of the major awards in Japan’s music industry.

Boy Abunda received post-valentine gifts from his “inaanak” Charice.

Last Wednesday right before the airing of Boy Abunda’s show “Showbiz News Ngayon” together with her co-host Bianca Gonzales, the TV host/manager received a post-valentine gift from his godchild  international singing sensation Charice. He received a talking bear, chocolates and big Valentine’scard.

Abunda even opened the card and showed it to Bianca. He also asked his co-host “isang katibayan, ‘ninong Boy.’ Ibig sabihin ninong, ninang niya si Oprah (Winfrey), so mag-ano kami ni Oprah?” Bianca immediately replied, “Kumareng Oprah”.

But kidding aside he said that he is really happy and proud of Charice’s success. He also added, it’s a nice feeling that we’re a part of Charice’s journey. Her success is also ours, we are all together and we are proud of her.

Boy also said that Charice’s godmother Kris Aquino also received a post-valentine gift from her.

Charice: from Little Big Star to Glee Star

Charice takes again the spotlight once more. After she sang her rendition of Celine Dion’s “To Love You More” and “All By Myself”, she again received another standing ovation at the “One and Only Hit-Man David Foster and Friends” show in Las Vegas last 15th of October” when she performed a Michael Jackson original “Earth Song” with RnB hitmaker Ne-Yo.

She is currently seen in Glee Season 2 as Sunshine Corazon which made every Filipino in the world so proud of; yet another achievement by this Filipino international singing sensation after her Billboard hit “Pyramid” with another RnB artist Iyaz.

She was one of the finalist in ABS-CBN hit talent show Little Big Star hosted by Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo which was ranked as 2nd runner-up. A nursing student with pen name FalseVoice posted her Little Big Star performance on YouTube and received millions of views worldwide.

I am proud of Charice because of her achievements and her role in Glee. Even though she’s not my favorite female singer, but I apparently I really like her songs Pyramid and Note To God.

She will perform with David Foster and other artists on “Hitman: David Foster and Friends” in Manila this 23rd of October at Araneta Coliseum, 8:00pm.

Charice wows biggest crowd at Eaton Centre in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada – There’s no stopping international singing sensation Charice’s rise to stardom. This weekend, she wowed the biggest crowd the Eaton Centre mall in Toronto has ever seen.

The huge crowd, mostly Filipinos, waited for hours to watch Charice perform songs from her album like “Pyramid.”

The Filipino star could hardly believe the turnout. She said she wants to go back soon for a full concert.

“Dream ko to own song ko kinakanta nila. Nakakatuwa alam nila lyrics… sobrang the best, sobrang suporta ng mga Pinoy. Hindi lang mga Pinoy ang daming nagpunta na ibang lahi. Sobrang happy ako,” Charice said.

Charice also clarified a report that she was supposedly cast in the television series, “Glee.” “Nagulat ako siyempre. At the same time flattered ako kasi malaking series… isa lang malaking rumor.”

She added that something she shared about a TV guesting in the States may have been misunderstood.“

“Gusto ko lang linawin, ang sinabi ko show, hindi series. Kasi parang maga-appear sa isang show, not series. Talagang napaka-clear ng sinabi ko, show. Mag-guest po ako sa ‘Regis and Kelly’ this coming June 16,” she said.

Fans of Charice were disappointed upon learning that her Glee casting was not true.

“Masaya sana kung talagang napili siya sa ‘Glee.’ Talagang pang-international na siya,” said Grace Yu, a fan of Charice.

Charice admitted that it is her dream to be part of “Glee.” Just like the dream she’s living now, as her song climbs the billboard charts all over North America. -Report by Marieton Pacheco, ABS-CBN News Toronto (Read more on Yahoo! Philippines Entertainment News)

Charice rocks ‘wet and wild’ New York K Fest

MANILA, Philippines – International singing sensation Charice continued to capture the hearts of Americans as she joined the 14th K Festival for the first time.

Charice rocked the Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, New York on Sunday as she performed her hit single “Pyramid” for the annual KFest. She also performed a pop medley (Just Dance by Lady Gaga / Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus and Rock With You by Michael Jackson), a remix of Pyramid, and I Love You, which is included in her debut self-titled global CD.

“Nakakatuwa po kasi ang mga Americans dahil kumakanta din po sila, sumasabay sa akin sa pagkanta ng Pyramid and I Love You,” Charice told abs-cbnNEWS.com.

She added: “Sobra po ung pagtanggap nila sa akin. Nakakatuwa po, talagang ginawa nila ung PYRAMID sign.”

Charice said she was able to perform while it was raining. “Opo, umuulan po.”

According to Charice, K Festival is a big music event that gathers some 40 big artists every year. This year’s artists include American Idol winner Adam Lambert, American rock band Train, Ludacris, B.o.B. and rapper Iyaz.

“Masaya po talaga ako kasi ngayon po ay nakakasali na po ako sa mga ganitong kalalaking event,” Charice said.

The pint-sized chanteuse is still busy doing her radio tours to promote her album. Just last week, Charice performed on Disney Radio where she sang an acoustic version of “Pyramid.”

Charice might go back to Manila on the second week of July after promoting her album in different countries.

Charice will be in Toronto, Canada on June 3-5; Paris, France on June 17; London, June 20; and Germany, June 22.

Next week, Charice is set appear on “Live with Regis and Kelly” to promote her album.