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Enchong Dee speaks up to the rumor of their break-up with Julia Montes

Following to the promo of Enchong Dee’s upcoming movie with Julia Montes is the rumor of their break up.

The young Kapamilya actor said, “Nakakakatawa kasi ayan na naman, pareho na naman ang sinasabi nila.”

“Nakakatawa kasi kung kailan tahimik…

“Siguro alam din kasi nila na magpo-promo kami ng The Strangers. Parang ano ba yun, idinidikit pa?”

The Stragers is an entry to 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival which starts on December 25.

Enchong continues, “Siguro, ako, ang masasabi ko lang, sana maging maganda ang turnout ng pelikula.”

“Pero sana hindi basehan ang personal na buhay kasi maayos talaga kami.

“Okay kami, sobrang okay kami. Gusto ko lang sabihin na I’m happy.”

Enchong shared on ASAP 2012 last Sunday, November 11 that Julia is in fact the one who organized for his 24th birthday celebration last November 5 in Los Angeles.

“Si Julia pa ang nag-surprise sa birthday ko sa L.A., hindi ko alam na kuwarto niya pala yun, tapos pagpasok ko, nandun na yung mga tao.”

“Alam niya favorite ko, spicy wings, tapos ang daming hot sauce, tapos siyempre birthday cake.”

“Ang design ng cake, isda, kasi mahilig akong mag-swim.”

To this Enchong’s statement, does this mean Julia and him actually together?

Before the rumor about breaking up, there’s no admission of their relationship from them.

He said, “Same pa rin, yun nga lang, nagkataon na tapos na kami sa The Strangers.

e siya, tapos mag-shoot siya ng movie niya with Coco [Martin], hindi na naman kami ulit nagkikita.”

“But we’re okay, we’re doing good.”

INA KAPATID ANAK. Meanwhile, Enchong is in a primetime series of ABS-CBN, Ina Kapatid Anak wherein he roles as Ethan.

The young actor is grateful to the warm welcome of viewers of their TV series.

He said, “Gusto kong magpasalamat kasi yung tao, kahit nagbago ng timeslot, hindi nila kami binitawan.”

“Dahil alam namin na maraming nanonood, mas aayusin namin bawat isa.”

“May pressure, di mawawala yun. Yung expectations, nasa tao naman yun.”

Enchong and Maja Salvador team up seems also a hit in spite of nothing special relationship going on with them.

Enchong said, “Siguro masuwerte lang din kas,i beyond that loveteam, may friendship din kasi talaga.”

“Mas magandang compliment sa amin yun na nakikita sa amin ang Margaux-Ethan more than Maja-Enchong.”

“Thankful ako na hindi na basehan ng isang TV rating or isang successful loveteam ang personal na buhay.”


Julia Montes Talks About Her Transformation From Class Bully To Teleserye Beauty

In StarStudio Magazine’s June issue, Walang Hanggan star Julia Montes (a.k.a. Mara Schnittka) proudly showed her new two-storey home in Antipolo. Thanks to her earnings since her Mara Clara days, she was able to purchase a house for her family at the age of 17. “Kasi first na punta ko rito kakagising ko lang din dahil biglaan galing taping so parang ‘di ko masyado na-feel. Pinakamatagal ko nag-stay dito from taping naman. Yung tipong pagkagising ko, ‘Uy dito na ako uuwi, ito na yung tutulugan ko.’ Nanibago ako nung una at sobrang saya. Iba yung feeling na ito yung pinagpuyatan ko,” she cheerfully said in the interview.

Julia also shared why the dominant theme of the house is the color red. Apparently, she has never been a girly girl even as a kid. “Hindi ako yung pa-sweet na bata. Feeling ko yung pink [na paborito ng halos lahat ng batang babae] masyadong kikay. Na-a-attract ako sa red kasi parang ang strong [ng dating].” She used to be the feisty type who wouldn’t back out of a fight against boys who bully her friends. “Yung teacher ko noon, sinasabi sa akin, ‘Kababae mong tao, [ang] pinapaiyak mo lalaki. Umayos ka Mara,’ parang ganon. Kilala ako na nagpapaiyak ng lalaki,” she admitted with a laugh.

Grab a copy of StarStudio Magazine and get to know more about Julia’s fun childhood memories, how she handles fame and the intrigues that come with it and why she’s a self-confessed man-hater.

Ate Shawie is the Newest Kapatid

Megastar Sharon Cuneta’s transfer from ABS-CBN to TV5 has long been an issue which Megastar neither confirmed nor denied. Yesterday, November 22, 2011, the issue was proved to be right as TV5 employees welcome Sharon Cuneta as their newest Kapatid. Describing how she felt as she stepped foot in TV5 office at Marajo Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig with a warm welcome by her new TV5 family, Sharon said that it was “mixed emotions.”

The Megastar signed a five- year-contract with the Kapatid Network inclusive of a daily TV show, a reality show, and a movie project. Present in the contract signing was TV5 President and CEO Atty. Ray Espinosa, TV5 COO Robert Barriero, Sharon Cuneta’s longtime manager Sandra Chavez and her other manager Vic del Rosario of Viva Artist Agency. However, TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan was not there during the contract signing. “MVP is supposed to be here but there’s too much Pangilinans already,” Sharon said as a joke.

Sharon Cuneta is rumored to have a 1 billion peso talent fee but when the press tried to confirm the issue, they just kept mum about it.

On the other hand, KC was clueless in her mom’s transfer of home network.

KC on the issue: “Wala pa po siyang [her mom] kinukuwento sa akin. Siguro hinihiwalay lang niya ‘yong… Whatever makes her happy, magiging masaya din ako.”

Meanwhile, the much awaited Vilma Santos-Sharon Cuneta movie will not push through yet. Both Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Star for All Season Vilma Santos were saddened on this postponement.

“Hindi ako matatahimik hangga’t hindi kami gumagawa ng movie together,” Sharon said.

“Ang mga proyekto there’s such a thing as right timing e. Pagka may mga obstacles na ganyan, huwag nating ituloy. Baka kasi hindi pa time yan. Pero definitely, and magandang balita is nakareserba yan,” Ate Vi explains.

As of now, Ate Shawie focuses her attention in her movie with Gerald Anderson, Enrique Gil, and Julia Montes under the direction of Laurenti Dyogi which will be showed in theaters next year.

Julia: Too Young For Enchong

Enchong Dee, the 22-year-old “Maria La Del Barrio” lead start is said to have dated 16-year-old Julia Montes, one of the breakout stars of the recently-concluded hit TV soap remake, “Mara Clara.” They have also been rumored to be a couple already.

Enchong denied these allegations and told the press at the launch of his new endorsement of the vitamin and supplement brand Nutrilite last October 22 at the 55 Events Place in Quezon City; that “Hindi pa kami. Hindi pa naman, Siguro kapag 18-years-old na siguro siya.”

Enchong even made a joke, asking the press to give him time to make his move.

“Bigyan niyo naman ako ng pagkakataon manligaw,” Enchong said, laughing. “Close kami. We’re happy. Hindi lang kami nagkikita for awhile. Siguro mas padalagahin pa natin siya. Bata pa siya eh.”

He openly admitted that he has a crush on Julia. They already have worked together in the teen-oriented show, “Shoutout.” And when asked if it is Julia’s decision to make their rumored relationship private, he replied, “No. Kasi wala pa naman. Siguro kapag meron na. We’re willing to open up. Oo naman, aaminin namin.”

Enchong remains single and happy these days. He is in no rush into having a girlfriend. He is currently focused on his work, “Maria La Del Barrio” and “ASAP Rocks.”

When asked about having a relationship, he replied, “Huwag na muna, basta ang masasabi ko lang masaya ako, not necessarily having a girlfriend or having a relationship naman yun eh. Basta yung inspiration lang para uuwi ka masaya ka.”

He also admitted that he has had no showbiz girlfriends yet and “if ever, sa showbiz, siya [Julia] yung magiging first girlfriend…sana.”

He said that he has had just two other relationships. “I had one girlfriend sa swimming, then one nu’ng college pa.”

Coleen Garcia misses Ryan Bang and Showtime

Coleen Garcia confessed that she misses her former co-judge in ABS-CBN’s Showtime, Ryan Bang.

In an exclusive interview by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) regarding updates on Ryan, Coleen laughed and said, “Okay naman po siya. He still texts me and we talk naman. Nakaka-miss siya sobra. Iba pa rin yung nakikita mo siya every day kasi yung taping namin sa Good Vibes, once a week lang. Yung sa Showtime, dun lang ako nasanay na every day may work tapos kasama ko pa si Ryan. He made everything so much lighter and nakaka-miss talaga.”

After her last “hurado” day in Showtime, August 6, she had seen less of Ryan. Their tandem bloomed through the show’s constant teasing. Moreover, the Korean comedian lately admitted his admiration to the actress through an interview on entertainment news program, Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN).

As for the issue that Ryan is courting her, the actress smiled and said “Ay, naku! Hindi ko talaga alam dun! Akala ko lahat joke-joke lang! Tapos sinabi niya sa SNN [Showbiz New Ngayon] na nanliligaw daw siya. Wala akong alam dun! Hindi ko talaga alam. Siguro manhid ako!”

Furthermore, Coleen uttered, “Sa ngayon po kasi kakapasok ko lang sa showbiz, so I wanna be stable muna in the industry bago po ako ma-distract. Ngayon, hindi pa talaga. Honestly, hindi pa… I have so much to work on.”

Recently, the actress supported the premiere of Way Back Home, a Star Cinema-produced film starring Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil (her Good Vibes co-stars), Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, last August 16 at SM Megamall.

The actress also melancholy commented the near end of their youth-oriented show, Good Vibes, which will be airing its last 3 weeks. “Iba talaga yung feeling ko kasi first show ko yun, so talagang marami akong mami-miss. I learned so much from that show and from the people in that show.”

She added, “I really didn’t know anything about showbiz [and] about acting before I had Good Vibes kasi first show ko siya talaga, so dun ko lang natutunan lahat ng alam ko ngayon. I’m really gonna miss it.”


The Future Superstars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes in Way Back Home

It seems like the newest primetime princesses are on a non-stop ride on the road to fame after the huge success of their remake TV show, Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, the lead stars of the top-rating ABS-CBN-TV series “Mara Clara“. Julia and Kathryn prove that they can portray the former character of Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes in the first series of Mara Clara.

Sam Conception, Julia Montes, Agot Isidro, Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil

Aside from their television shows, Kathryn and Julia are also set to test in the box office with their talent in acting to be launched in the big screen via an upcoming Star Cinema movie, Way Back Home, which will be showing on August 17, 2011. Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil are cast as the love team partners of Kathryn and Julia in this family drama. The movie is directed by Jerry Lopez-Sineneng, this film also stars Agot Isidro as the mother of Kathryn and Julia’s characters.

In the movie, Kathryn will portray Ana Bartolome while Julia is cast as Jessica Santiago. They are sisters who have been separated for the past 12 years and grew up in totally different worlds. Ana lived in a remote fishing village while Jessie had a comfortable life as a student from a well-to-do family. Their paths cross during a swimming competition. This paved the way for Ana to be reunited with her family. However, Jessie begins to resent the attention lavished on her long-lost sister. As their relationship becomes even more estranged, Jessie’s life is suddenly put in danger.

In the press conference of the movie which was held yesterday, August 3, 2011 at Dolphy Theater of ABS-CBN compound, the media interviewed the lead stars of the movie including the Director. And according to the director Julia and Kathryn will be the next superstars of the television industry.

And according to the interview about the difference with acting in a movie and acting in the television, Julia and Kathryn said: “Ibang-iba ito sa Mara Clara, ibang problema ng pamilya na nag tina-tackle po dito, yung forgiveness at acceptance po ng magkapatid sa pamilya. Wala pong bida or kontrabida dito. Pareho po kami ritong biktima ng isang sitwasyon,” said Julia. Julia is the villain, Clara, in the former teleserye of Kapamilya Network. She also added: “Hindi talaga kami makapaniwala na may movie na talaga kami ni Kathryn matapos po yung success namin sa Mara Clara. Nagpapasalamat kami sa ABS-CBN sa pagbibigay sa ‘min ng ganitong kalaking break at the same time po may pressure on our part kasi po malaking challenge po na i-please ang mga manonood ng pelikula namin.”

And according to Kathryn, she admitted that this is a big responsibility that they got the role as the leading stars of the movie. She said, “Talagang binigay po namin dito ang lahat ng aming makakaya para mapaganda yung pelikula at para naman po sulit yung ibabayad ng mga manunuod. Kasi medyo pressure po kami, yung sa Mara Clara, bubuksan lang nila yung telebisyon nila at mapapanood na nila kami, dito po sa pelikula namin, talagang magbabayad pa ang mga manonood para panuorin yung pelikula naming. Kaya po ginalingan talaga naming para naman po sulit yung ibabayad nila.” She also Added, “Sobrang thankful po kami at sobrang masaya dahil binigyan po kami ng chance na maipakita naman yung ibang side namin. Hindi lang basta si Mara or si Clara ang makikita n’yo po rito sa pelikula namin kundi kakaibang Julia at Kathryn ang mapapanood n’yo po rito.”


Villain Gary says goodbye to Mara Clara

Jhong Hilario

Jhong Hilario as Gary David

Today is the final episode of the remake of TV series Mara Clara. Actor Jhong Hilario share his feelings yesterday via his official Twitter account.

He has mixed emotions and assures that he’ll definitely miss his Mara Clara family.

Mix emotions saying goodbye to my #maraclara family…that i will treasure for the rest of my life…hope to work with them again soon…

He also extended his gratitude to all his fans and viewers of the top-rating soap opera for making it number one in primetime.
Thank u so much for supporting #maraclara guys!@jhongsterz!TFC!AND TO ALL OF U WHO MADE US #1!!!I love u guys!CHEERS!!! ;) ) -GARY,” the award-winning actor said.

Jhong Hilario portrayed the role of Gary David, the known father of Mara (played by Kathryn Bernardo) and biological father of Clara (played by Julia Montes). It was formerly played by Eruel Tongco in the TV series and replaced by William Martinez in the movie version. Tongco died due to a car accident in 1996.

Hilario was a former member of the dance group Streetboys and a former hurado at Showtime. He also acted in some movies; Muro Ami, D’ Anothers, and Dekada ’70.

Julia Montes trends in Twitter Philippines; Mara Clara nears it’s end

Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara

Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara

Mara Clara star Julia Montes reached the number 7 spot on Top 10 Trending Topic in Twitter Philippines last night.

Clara (played by Julia Montes) touched the heart of the viewers for last night’s scene. Clara was arrested by the police for being an accomplice to his father Gary (played by Jhong Hilario) in kidnapping Alvira. She begs her adoptive parents Alvira and Amante Del Valle (played by Dimples Romana and Bobby Andrews respectively) to help her but they didn’t. Even her biological mother Susan (played by Mylene Dizon) wasn’t able to save her daughter from the police. Clara shed many tears as the police walked her out of the hospital while she keeps on saying “Ayokong makulong.”

Mara Clara started airing last year of October and will end Friday this week, June 6. The teleserye had a farewell press conference so that the press members could have a chance to interview the lead stars, Kathryn and Julia.

Kathryn Bernardo (plays Mara), was asked for her opinion on what could be the reason of the success of the show.

Siguro po kasi nag teamwork kami ni Julia, hindi kami nagsasapawan. Naghuhugutan kami sa bawat isa at nagtutulungan sa bawat eksena,” says the young actress.

When asked how does she feels on being called as the next Judy Ann Santos, she replied:
Honored po kasi ang dami na pwede nilang ipagkatiwala ang role pero kami ang binibigyan ng chance para mapakita ang acting skills namin.”

The two young stars revelead what they learned from their soon to end teleserye.

Julia, “Dapat kung ano man ang marating n’yo sa showbiz, dapat hindi kayo magbabago ng ugali and dapat maging down-to-earth pa rin kayo.”

Kathryn, “Mas kilala lang kami ng mga tao, nakakatuwa kasi lahat ng age brackets nakukuha ng Mara Clara. Natutunan ko rin po na dapat walang magbabago. Ayaw namin na lumaki ang ulo ng isa’t isa.”

Kathryn revealed that the ending of their remake of Mara Clara is pretty much the same as of the original but they put twists with the characters so we better stay tuned until the end.

Final episodes of the top rating Mara Clara will have public screenings in different barangays:
June 1-Julogan, Tanza, Cavite; June 2- Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City; and June 3- Plaza Miranda Quiapo, Manila.

Mara Clara airs on ABS-CBN after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. It has been reported that Robin Padilla and Bea Alonzo’s new show Guns and Roses will replace the hit teleserye.

Enchong Dee and Julia Montes dating?

Enchong Dee and Julia Montes

Enchong Dee and Julia Montes

Last Friday, May 27, PEP Alerts stated that they sighted a young couple having a date at Bellissimo Restaurant Tomas Morato, Quezon CIty. The couple was named Julia Montes and Enchong Dee.

Two weeks ago, the Mara Clara star Julia Montes denied on The Buzz that she and young actor Enchong Dee are in a relationship.

Enchong refuted the said date because during that time they were with the other Mara Clara star Kathryn Bernardo and Diego Loyzaga – son of Cesar Montano who owns the said restaurant. He said:
Oo, totoo. Kumain kami,” stated by Enchong on his taped interview on The Buzz.

According to PEP Alerts, Dee was surprised upon seeing the media people inside the restaurant. But Enchong denies the allegation and explained:
Hindi ako napailing, napaganito ako, tsk…ganun. Sabi ko, ‘Sakto! Bakit?’ Ganoon.

He was asked if he considered their dining at Bellissimo a date and he answered:
Kasi ako, ang pagkakaintindi ko sa date, kapag kayong dalawa lang. Kapag kaming dalawa at nakita n’yo, date yun.

He also clarifies the issue about him and Julia’s secret romantic relationship.
Once and for all, magkaibigan lang po kami ni Julia Montes,” the young actor said.

Remake of Esperanza might be portrayed by Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn Bernardo

Now that Kathryn Bernardo’s first hit teleserye Mara Clara is about to end, she is looking forward to new projects that might be given to her.

Mara Clara is in its last 2 weeks and you just can’t get enough of “Mara.” So what’s up for her?

Kathryn is now shooting a movie with co-stars Julia Montes (Clara) and Albie Casiño (Christian). She is reportedly eyed to play another role done by Ms. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo. It is the remake of her one top rating teleserye “Esperanza.”

During the press conference for Mara Clara, Kathryn said:
Sobrang thankful. Kasi kung matutuloy ang ‘Esperanza’ na sinasabi, sobrang laking project po ‘yun. Sobrang thankful po ako talaga sa tiwalang binibigay nila.”

She feels really honored and overwhelmed if she will land another project that was previously done by Judy Ann.

Sobrang sarap ng feeling kasi si Miss Judy Ann Santos ina-idolize ko lang siya dati. Ngayon parang ako na ang susunod. Kung ano po ang ibigay nilang project gagawin ko na lang po,” the young actress said.

The Mara Clara star admitted that she hasn’t been asked about the said project yet. She would be really excited if the role will be given to her again.