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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.

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.

David Foster supports the idea of Charice and Sarah Geronimo collaboration


David Foster (top) Charice (bottom left)Sarah Geronimo(bottom right)

The famous singer-composer David Foster, Charice’s mentor, was interviewed by ABS-CBN’s North America Bureau on the launching of Vicki Belo‘s first clinic in the US.

The renowned singer supports the idea of collaborating Charice and Sarah Geronimo in a project together and was quited saying:
“I love Sarah. Sarah’s amazing and I think the two of them would be great together. I was in the Philippines and I wanted Sarah to come sing with me but she wasn’t available and I’d love to meet her someday.”

The Grammy-winner songwriter hasn’t meet Sarah yet but is willingly open in working with her someday.

When he was asked about Charice, David is confident that her career will continue to rise in the future: “She’s working with some young producers, and I’m monitoring from the 30,000-foot level. She’s 18 now, she’s got her own voice, she’s got her own mind, and she’s going to do great.”

In a previous interview with Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo, she said that she is also hoping for the collaboration to happen.

“Yun naman po ay nasa planning stage pa lang. I’m hoping na matuloy talaga. Kasi siyempre, international pop sensation kasi si Charice and it will be an honor to have a collaboration with her,” says Sarah.

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.

Japan Gives Charice a Gold Record Award

The International singing sensation Charice Pemepengco is now a certified gold record icon in Japan. Her self-titled hit album was released last July 7, 2010 and sold more than a thousand copies a week after its first release.

The Japan edition of the album contains the song Crescent Moon, an English rendition of the hit Japanese song “Mikazuki” by Japan’s popular pop singer Ayaka. The singer tweeted “Chyeaa! My Album “Charice” is now certified GOLD in Japan! Thank you so much for the support!!! Japan, thank you so much :) ,” after she received her gold record award.

This 18-year old singing sensation started her career from her homeland The Philippines by joining singing competitions to help her single mother in earning money for a living. Her performances in the competitions she joined in were posted on YouTube by her fans and gained millions of hits. This made her way to be noticed in the Asian region and later on brought her to a popular Korean show Star King.

Her strong and powerful voice paired with an amazing character got her to other US hit shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. After guesting, her career moved forward and started to grow. She has then performed with big stars like Celine Dion, Josh Groban and David Foster. She is also known as Oprah’s favorite, giving her a ‘Most Talented Kid in the World’ title.

She was also recently hailed as Icon of Tomorrow by J-14 magazine, the top teen celebrity magazine in America. She won over the other top U.S. teen stars. Her mother’s effort in campaigning her daughter together with the Charice Internet Army is said to be one of the biggest factor of her winning the award.

The international song writer and artist, Ne-Yo also expressed his interest in collaborating with Charice when they got to talk at the backstage during one of their concerts in America. Ne-Yo is the man behind the songs “Irreplaceable” of Beyonce and “Take A Bow” of Rihanna. It would be so awesome if he writes a song to be sang by Charice in the future.

Charice is also to sing on NBC’s 13th Annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special that will be held on November 30 (8-9pm ET/PT) in New York City. The star-studded holiday special will feature performances by Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Charice, Sheryl Crow, Jackie Evancho, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Simpson and The Radio City Rockettes with a mix of current hits and holiday classics.

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: ‘I’m on Glee, let’s party!!!’

MANILA, Philippines – International singing sensation Charice said on Twitter Tuesday that she is set to join the second season of the hit US musical TV show “Glee”.

“It’s official. I’m on Glee (next season)…,” Charice announced on her Twitter account.

The young singer maintained that the first rumor of her joining the “Glee” cast was not true.

“But then after that I tried to audition. And I made it! Let’s party!” the obviously rejoicing Charice tweeted.

Charice will play the role of a foreign exchange student whose killer vocals get lead star Rachel contemplating murder.

Last month, Charice vehemently denied a newspaper report saying she is set to join the next season of “Glee.”

The report quoted Charice’s Philippine manager Grace Mendoza.

Charice’s mother, Raquel Pempengco, said in a previous interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com that she has no idea about Mrs. Mendoza’s statement.

Charice even posted her denial on her Twitter page.

“I just want to let you all know that it’s not true that I’m going to be on Glee… How I wish! Haha.”

She added: “LOL. Rumors!!! I am not going to be on Glee..Haha…That’s really funny. I didn’t know about the Glee (role). Hahaha, until I saw Perez’s blog. This is really confusing.”

Currently, Charice is in the US promoting her debut global album, which was launched in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last May 10.

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 Aims for First Grammy Nomination?

MANILA, Philippines – International singing sensation Charice flew to Japan Monday for the launching of her first international album in Tokyo. Her self-titled album carries “Pyramid,” which ranked No. 1 on the Billboard dance/pop charts, and “Note to God.” From Tokyo, the 18-year-old singer will proceed to New York City, Canada and Europe to promote her CD and do a series of shows in different cities. Prior to her album tour abroad, the singer on Sunday night held a show in Makati City. The 18-year-old Filipino pint-sized singer recently flew home for her and her youngest brother’s baptism and confirmation, an event attended by big local celebrities. Oprah Winfrey and David Foster were also invited to their baptism, but sent their respective representatives instead. Both Winfrey and Foster are involved in Charice’s international career. Charice, who turned 18 on May 10, also had a post-birthday celebration with the less fortunate children. As for her birthday wish, Charice said she hopes to receive her first nomination at the Grammy Awards.

Charice to Appear on “Glee”?

During the Philippine launch of Charice’s international album which was held at Glorietta 4 park this afternoon, the new pop princess dropped a hint about a certain “surprise.”

Fresh from the success of her international album on the Billboard charts, Charice graced the Glorietta 4 Park in Makati this afternoon to formally launch the album in the country which is distributed locally by Warner Music Philippines. Her fans were delighted to witness Charice perform some songs from her album live. These songs are “Thank You,” “Reset,” the Ryan Tedder song “I Did It For You,” “Nobody Singin’ to Me,” “I Love You,” the David Foster song “In This Song” and her hit single which topped the Billboard Dance/Club chart, “Pyramid.”

During the mini-concert, Charice mentioned a certain “surprise” that according to her, “will surely delight her fans in the coming days.” That’s why during the short press conference after the show, some reporters asked for some hints regarding the “surprise.”

“Basta in na in po siya ngayon,” she said.

So speculations among the members of the press popped instantly that Charice might appear on the top-rating musical tv series “Glee.” Glee is currently the most popular tv program in the US that some Hollywood stars expressed their interest to appear as guests on the hit tv show.

If ever it’s the “surprise” that Charice dropped during her album launch earlier, it will be another milestone for the young diva who already appeared on a Hollywood movie and numerous talk shows in the US.