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One More Try wins Best Picture; Dingdong Dantes and Nora Aunor named Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2012 MMFF Awards Night

Three films distributed most of the trophies at the awards night of 38th Metro Manila Film Festival held last December 27, at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City.

The Thy Womb, El Presidente, and One More Try earned the most awards.

One More Try by Star Cinema has won five trophies; including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Dingdong Dantes.

Seven trophies in turn achieved by Thy womb of Center Stage Productions; including Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award, Best Director for Brillante Mendoza and Best Actress for Superstar Nora Aunor.

The historical film El Presidente of Scenema Concept International, CMB Films and Viva Films has won six awards; including 2nd Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Cesar Montano.

Sisterakas of Star Cinema and Viva Films also won two trophies and one went to Shake Rattle & Roll 14 of Regal Entertainment.

Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako, The Strangers, and Sosy Problems has retrieved no awards.


ACTING WINNERS. Nora won her eighth Best Actress trophy in the MMFF.

Nora defeated in this category were Angel Locsin (One More Try), Angelica Panganiban (One More Try), Janice de Belen (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Judy Ann Santos (Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si AKO).

In her acceptance speech, the Superstar says, “Kahit lima na lang manonood ng pelikula ko, patuloy pa rin akong gagawa ng makabuluhang pelikula.”

Due to the humor that the Thy womb was already pulled out in some theaters due to its poor box office revenue.

Before his victory for Thy womb, the Superstar last won in 1995 for her performance in Muling Umawit Ang Puso.

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada presented the Best Actress Trophy in MMFF this year.

There were disputes between Erap and Nora before due to the Superstar supporting former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instead of the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.

Dingdong Dantes also won his second straight MMFF Best Actor trophy. The Kapuso actor also won Best Actor last year for his role in the horror-suspense film Segunda Mano.

Dingdong’s competitors for Best Actor were Governor ER Ejercito for its performance as President Emilio Aguinaldo in El Presidente.

Their other competitors were Herbert Bautista (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), Bembol Roco (Thy Womb), and Vice Ganda (Sisterakas).

Dingdong and ER were also become deadly rivals as Best Actor last year for Segunda Mano and Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, respectively

Dingdong catch the awarding who came from taping of the primetime series of GMA-7, Pahiram Ng Sandali.  Dingdong didn’t reach last year.

The model-comedienne Wilma Doesnt won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the comedy film Sisterakas.

Wilma beat in this category were Gina Pareño (One More Try), Cherry Pie Picache (The Strangers), Arlene Muhlach (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Janice de Belen (The Strangers).

According to Wenn Deramas, director of Sisterakas who received the award for Wilma, the model is currently pregnant.

Cesar Montano won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Andres Bonifacio in El Presidente.

Cesar’s rivals in this category were Zanjoe Marudo (One More Try, Robert Arevalo (Sosy Problems), Baron Geisler (El Presidente), and Christopher de Leon (El Presidente).

This is the second Best Supporting Actor trophy of Cesar in MMFF

He first won in 1989 for Ang Bukas Ay Akin.

Aside from this, Cesar has three more Best Actor trophies: Jose Rizal (1999),Bagong Buwan (2001), and Ligalig (2006).

Kris Aquino and KC Concepcion served as hosts at the MMFF Awards Night.

Piolo Pascual Fears Being Misquoted

Piolo Pascual said he has been keeping mum about his personal life for being misquoted in certain news reports; he decided to keep quiet after his highly publicized breakup with actress, KC Concepcion.

“Mahirap magsalita. People end up giving different meanings to the things I say,” Piolo said during a recent media gathering for his latest film, “Every Breath U Take.”

The actor was asked to enumerate the qualities he likes in a girlfriend. “I don’t want to be misquoted. Love will come at the right time and for the right person. I remember being asked about my plans for settling down and replying that only time would tell,” said the actor. “Right now, I’m just going with the flow. There are things I need to do for myself first. I have work commitments and I want to focus on them.”

Viewers reacted to KC’s tell-all interview about their breakup last November 2011 by posting nasty comments online about Piolo, mostly in relation to his sexuality. However, Piolo’s bosses in ABS-CBN made sure he was not affected by the backlash—he still has product endorsements, the drama series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig,” and now a Star Cinema romantic-comedy opposite another Kapamilya star, Angelica Panganiban.

“Pinapasa-Diyos ko na lang,” the actor said about handling controversies. Angelica said it also helped that Piolo always exercise to have a happy disposition while working.

Hilarious situations

“Nakakadala ’pag nandiyan siya. He inspired me to work harder. I was always challenged to match his energy level on set,” Angelica said. “He spoiled me by bringing me food. There’s also that handsome face of his! I just loved looking at his face!” she added.


In the movie, Piolo plays Leo, who is so focused with work that love is the last thing on his mind. Meanwhile, Angelica portrays Majoy, a hopeless romantic and always on the look-out for her one true love. “On this premise, the two meet and go through hilarious situations as they try to make their relationship work,” said the film’s director Mae Czarina Cruz.

“Every Breath U Take,” which opens in theaters nationwide on May 16, also features Nova Villa, Ryan Eigenmann, Wendy Valdez, Ketchup Eusebio, Joross Gamboa, Carlos Agassi, Frenchie Dy, Janus del Prado and Ryan Bang. Its red-carpet premiere is set on May 15, 6 p.m., at Cinema 9 of SM Megamall.

YES! Exclusive: KC Concepcion Bares Her New Home

Many would think that a star as big as KC Concepcion need not work hard to get what she wants. But what people do not know is that KC is an independent woman who knows exactly what she wants and knows how to get it on her own.

“When people wanna bring me down, the easiest thing they say to me or about me is ‘Wala namang inano ‘yan, e. Ano’ng pinagtrabahuhan niya?’ Parang feeling siguro nila, nagpapamanicure lang ako buong araw, di ba?”

She says, “And it’s like, eto, ni isang centavo, wala akong hiningi, and I’m thankful I can do that. And that’s why I think, in a way na-prove ko rin sa family ko na kahit ano’ng mangyari, magsu-survive ako. Na may survival skills pala ako.”

KC has found her sanctuary in a quiet neighborhood in Bonifacio Global City.

The spacious condominium, which she describes as very open and airy fulfills everything KC wants her home to be—modern, sleek, and very Pinoy.

The desire to have an open space for her home comes from her experience living in hallway-sized apartments while in Paris.

“Since college ako, I had this idea, of, like, a dream pad, because in Paris you live in such small spaces.”

So when KC was finally building her own home, she made sure that her condo was made as open and airy as possible.

To achieve this, the construction required tearing down of walls and revising the original division of the rooms.

The two of the smaller rooms of the three-bedroom unit was converted into a walk-in closet and a home office.

One of the house’s main features is an illuminated onyx wall, a statement piece that separates KC’s living room from the kitchen.

Aside from having to deal with the brittleness of the onyx, the materials also had to be flown from Italy. This slowed down the construction of the wall, and took builders seven months to finish.

Like her onyx wall, all the other pieces in KC’s home was personally handpicked, combining high-end furniture with locally-made ones, vintage pieces, and even items from her lola’s house. The common factor is that each piece in the house truly represents her.

She even muses, “Kung tao kasi ‘tong bahay na ‘to, mula dulo ng buhok hanggang dumi sa kuko alam ko, e.”
source: pep.ph

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.

Cloie bonds with KC and Garie

Cloie Syquia-Skarne, daughter of Gabby Concepcion and Jenny Syquia, had a chance to bond with her sister KC Concepcion and Garie Concepcion. Although Jenny and Gabby’s breakup was a rough one, Jenny didn’t spare Cloie the chance to get to know her helf-sisters. The sisters were able to spend time together as they watched the Katy Pery Concert. According to Cloie, she was able to enjoy the Kary Pery Concert because the artist is one of her favorite singers.

KC is the daughter of Gaby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta, who is now the wife of Senator kiko Pangilinan while Garie is the daughter of Gabby Concepcion and Grace Ibuna, who is now the partner Iggy Arroyo. Although born with different mothers, it seems that the sisters are getting along well.

Cloie and her mother are here for a vacation. She is also to sign a contract with Viva Group of companies which will handle the modeling career of Gaby’s teenager. They had a meeting with Viva Big Boss Vic del Rosario last January 24, 2012.

Cloie now adopts the surname of her step father Filip Skarne.

KC Confirms Break-up with Piolo

In a Tell-All interview in The Buzz with King of Talk Boy Abunda, KC admitted that she and Piolo had separated ways but refuses to go on detail. At the beginning of the interview, Boy asked KC how the courtship happened. According to KC, it was a two-year on-and-off courtship. After Lovers in Paris, Piolo didn’t show up for at least three months. KC, on the other hand, dated a non-shobiz guy which the public didn’t know of.

When asked about the reason of their break-up, all KC said was: “May mga hinahanap ako na napaka-basic lang na hanapin ng isang babae sa isang boyfriend, sa isang lalaki. Ayaw ko na siguro pumunta sa details kasi parang ayaw kong siraan siya”

KC felt that she has given too much and she got tired already of trying to understand Piolo.

“Let’s just say na lahat talaga kaya ko… tinanggap ko ang anak niya. Kahit may mga times na hindi ko siya maintindihan, tinanggap ko kasi sinasabi sa akin ng mga kaibigan namin na personality niya yun. Kapag may mga bagay na hindi ako sang-ayon na dapat ginagawa sa isang babae, tinatanggap ko kasi naniniwala ako na mabait siyang tao. May mga bagay na hindi ko na kayang lunukin. Hindi ko na kaya yun tanggapin.”

However, KC said that it was partly her fault because she wanted the relationship to really work.

After the confirmation, speculation that the break-up was because of Piolo being gay came to highlight. KC was even quoted as the “Today’s Carmina Villaroel.”

KC on Twitter: “Yes loading now…been listening to Better in Time by Leona Lewis. Just woke up sweets ”

“Love is as strong as death… It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Songs 8:6″ Seems like KC is ready to move on and just hopes everything will get better in time.

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.

KC takes a break; refuses to talk about relationship with Piolo

Television Host and daughter of the Megastar, KC Concepcion recently left for Europe amidst the reports that he and her boyfriend, Piolo Pascual has broken up.

In an interview moments before her flight, Concepcion said she wants to find some time for herself.

Kailangan ko lang ng oras para sa sarili ko…kailangan ko lang ng ilang araw para huminga nang konti, kailangan ko lang itong time na ito para makapag-isip ako, para lang maklaro ang utak ko at para bumalik ako na buo pa rin ako,” she said.

Sa dinami-dami ng nangyayari o nangyari, siguro kailangan ko lang mag-isip talaga. Kailangan ko lang ng konting time para mapag-isipan ‘yung mga nangyayari at para mahanap ko ulit ang sarili ko.

However, Concepcion added that she will also be in Europe to meet her childhood friends.

“Siyempre, comfort zone ko ang Europe. Tamang tama na nandoon din ‘yung mga childhood friends ko. Maganda din na makasama ko ang mga matagal ko nang kaibigan at makapunta sa lugar na makakapagpasaya sa akin,” she explained.

Asked if Pascual knows about her trip, Concepcion replied, “Hindi ko alam.” Concepcion then refused to answer if Pascual is the reason why she is going to Europe and if she and Pascual have parted ways.

It was last month when reports have surfaced that Pascual and Concepcion have ended their relationship.

I’ll Be There movie – Star Cinema

ill be there

I’ll Be There is an upcoming movie released under Star Cinema.

It will be topbilled by real-life father and daughter Gabby Concepcion and KC Concepcion. Members of its cast include Jericho Rosales, Gee-Ann Abrahan, Luz Valdez, Mickey Ferriols, Cacai Bautista, Ikey Canoy, Celia Rodriguez, and Bugoy Cariño. It is directed by Maryo J. Delos Reyes.

Sharon Cuneta on her adopted son: “I think yung nag-iba lang, hindi siya lumabas sa akin. But I chose to be his mother.”


Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon ang PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na makausap ang Megastar na si Sharon Cuneta sa Imperial Palace Suites kagabi, February 3, ilang oras bago siya lumipad patungong Japan kasama ang buo niyang pamilya para magbakasyon. Si Sharon kasi ang nag-induct ng bagong officers ng Entertainment Press Society o Enpress, isang grupo ng entertainment writers.

Tungkol sa pagbabakasyon nila sa Japan, sinabi ng Megastar na gusto raw kasi niyang ma-experience at makita ng kanyang mga anak ang snow.

“We’ll go mostly sa Northern ng Japan,” banggit niya. “All my children are leaving except for my little boy, kasi his papers are not yet finished. No passport pa. And then may niece Ella, daughter of Anthony and Maricel Pangilinan. And then, siyempre all my children, kasama si Kace [KC Concepcion] and two yaya.”

Ang tinutukoy na “little boy” ni Sharon ay ang ampon nila ng kanyang mister na si Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

Panliligaw ba sa kanyang muli ni Kiko ang pagpunta nila sa Japan?

“Hindi! Actually, gift ko sa kanya makapunta lang. Ayoko nang istorbohin ang budget! Talagang, ‘Sige na sweetheart!’” natatawang sabi ni Sharon

SHARON’S “LITTLE BOY.” Going back to her “little boy,” masasabing daig pa halos ni Sharon ang nanganak muli. Nanay na nanay nga siya kapag ang tungkol na sa adopted son niyang si Miguel, o Migs kung tawagin nila, ang usapan.

“Wonderful! I am so in love with him! Parang lumabas talaga sa akin. Sa kanya lang ako hindi tumaba!” natatawang biro niya. “Tapos, he’s smiling all the time now. He’s three months old. Yung focus niya, grabe, ganyan siya. At kapag kinakausap mo, humahalakhak.”

Sabi pa ni Sharon, naka-adjust na raw ang lahat ng kanyang mga anak—KC, Frankie, at Miel—sa kanilang new brother.

“Actually, from the beginning pa, sila yung mas excited. So, I was very thankful talaga.”

Hands-on din ba si Sharon sa kanyang baby boy?

“Oo,” mabilis niyang sagot. “Pero siyempre, we’re working. We tried to get him breastmilk from several choices na kilala, lately yung best friend ni Judy Ann [Santos]… We’re very grateful. Parang ginto sa amin.”

Katabi raw matulog ng dalawang girls niya na sina Frankie at Miel si Migs.

“They sleep in his room. His room is KC’s old room. So, inayos namin. Talagang nag-aagawan sila. Si Kace naman, she’s big ate. Siyempre, I had to ask her muna when we had him on the first day. Tinanong ko siya, ‘There’s a baby that I really like…’ Siya yung nagsabi na, ‘Mama, please keep him,’” kuwento ni Sharon.

Ayon pa kay Sharon, kamukha raw ni Migs sina Coco Martin at Sid Lucero.

“Actually, yun ang tipo niya, tisoy. Parang Pinoy na tsinito na maputi,”
pagmamalaki ni Sharon.