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Melai talks about ex, Jayson and her closeness to Kris Aquino

Melai Cantiveros is up against public pressure, now that ex-boyfriend Jason Francisco is courting her again.

But Melai is not budging and will not be rushed. “Maraming ayaw, marami ring may gusto, yung mga Melasons (Melai and Jason’s fans). Pero at the end of the day, ikaw pa rin magdedesisyon kung sino yung tinitibok ng puso mo, kung ready ka na ba magmahal ulit. Kasi kung hindi ka pa ready, may chance na masaktan ka ulit at ayaw ko nang mangyaru iyon ulit,” she said at the press conference of ABS-CBN’s new gag show “Banana Nite.

Uncertain future. Melai said she and Jason have remained friends.

“Maghintay na lang siguro siya kung kalian ako magiging okay. Hinay-hinay lang siguro ako muna ngayon. Palagi rin naman siyang andiyan.” Melai noted that Jason has changed, saying that he has become more caring. Before, they would always fight.

Melai is now close to Kris Aquino who promised to sponsor her wedding gown if she decides to walk down the aisle. Kris has also given Melai gifts. “Marami nang naibigay sa akin, tulad ng mga dress niya na hindi na niya nagamit. Then, gift checks, mga camera. Sabi ko lang, Ms. Kris, ‘Ang ganda naman ng camera mo.’ Sabi niya, ‘Ay, I’ll give you.’ Binigyan niya kaagad ako, pang-mayaman iyon. Sobrang nafi-feel ko na special kami kay Ms. Kris,” Melai said.

The special attention from Kris makes her elated. “Sobrang saya. Para akong nanalo sa lotto. Na-fifeel mo na favorite ka talaga niya. Tapos tinatawagan ka sa cellphone. Isipin mo kapatid siya ng president at ang mukha ng mama at papa niya nasa pera!”

“Banana Split” airs nightly with “Banana Nite” starting Monday, February 25, after “Bandila.”

Sisterakas is on its way to becoming “highest-grossing Filipino film of all-time

Could Sisterakas be the new “highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time”?

According to the latest post of Kris Aquino on Twitter this day, January 3, the revenue of their movie has reached to “P265,765,433.26″ as of January 2.

Kris is with Vice Ganda and Ai-Ai delas Alas in the movie.

Meanwhile, there’s an unofficial report that the earnings of the Star Cinema/Viva Films movie entry has closed to P239,246,804 in the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival last January 1.

Based with the tweet of Kris, one of the lead cast and producer of Sisterakas, there’s a possibility that it may overpass the comedy film, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin (2011).

The box-office return has reached to P200M of Praybeyt Benjamin starring Vice Ganda on the eighth screening of it in the movie house.

Within 20 days of screening, the movie earnings reached to P320M which co-produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films.

Because of this, Praybeyt Benjamin holds the record today as the “highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.”

Like Praybeyt Benjamin, Vice is one of the actors and Wenn Deramas as the Director of Sisterakas.

Here are the latest unofficial box-office results for other participants in the 2012 movie MMFF:

One More Try  – P175.6 million

Si Agimat, Si Enteng, at si AKO  – P100.6 million

The Strangers – P93 million

Shake Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion – P81 million

Sossy Problems –  P51.7 million

El Presidente – P48.2 million

Thy Womb – P10.9 million

This results are just from one source and not directly from the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) which manages the annual MMFF.

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.

Kris on Good Relationship with the Ex-Husband James Yap: “No, that’s not true.”

 

Kris Aquino denied the statement of her ex-husband James Yap that their relationship is okay and they’re good friends already.

No, that’s not true,” She seriously stated.

They’re already teasing each other?

“Hindi na ngayon,” She said.

James said in an interview that their relationship is okay as friends.

“Ayaw kong magpaka-plastic sa inyo, e. It’s easy to tell we’re good and all… we’re not.”

“I think we’re better off having a distance from each other. Kasi nami-misinterpret namin ang isa’t isa.”

“I hold no bitterness in my heart, but I have no desire for any closeness.”

Kris was questioned when was the last time she and her ex-husband had misunderstanding again, but she refused to speak.

“Ayaw ko na. Huwag na nating pag-usapan, sorry,” she said.

BABY JAMES. Kris’ face shone again when she discusses the billboard ads of James and her kid, Baby James o Bimby.

She is so proud of Bimby.

“Super!” She exclaimed.

“Kasi siguro yung ano talaga… yung pag nakikita mo ang anak mo, nabubura lahat ng ego sa pagkatao mo. “

“Kasi nari-realize mo that meron talagang mas mahalaga at mas importante.”

“I’m proud I raised a good kid. ”

“Kasi sometimes, sasabihin ko sa kanya, ‘I love so much, honey.’”

“’But mama, you should also love Kuya.’”

“Parang ganun na’ both of us!’ ‘Of course, I love Kuya.’”

“Ayaw niyang ma-feel na nakalamang siya. “

“Parang sabi ko, ‘What did I do parang may tama akong ginawa dito, ah!’”

It seems like Bimby enjoys his commercial ads.

“Ay, he loves it! Nalulungkot nga siya pag wala siya, e. “

“Kasi meron akong syinut [shoot] na wala siya. ‘Why am I not there?’”

“’Kasi you’re very expensive!’” Kris laughed.

Can she tell that Baby James will enter showbiz as well?

“Tinanong ko siya kung ano ang gusto niya. At sabi niya sa akin na, ‘Later on Mama, but I have to ask my girlfriend.’”

“Oo, proud na proud siya. Ipinakita pa niya yung picture sa akin…sa school.”

“Pero tutal pribado sila, sabihin ko na lang, she’s half-south American and half-American.”

“May pagka-Miss Universe, kaya ang nanay naman, pumayag!”

“Sabi ko nga, ‘Sure!’ Tatanggapin ko siya nang buung-buo dahil maganda naman. Blonde and beautiful. Sabi ko, bagay, go!”

“Pakakasalan daw niya pag-grade one na siya. ‘That’s next year already, honey,’ sabi ko.”

Kris continues, “Yun nga, na-feel ko na iba pala pag lalake ang anak mo. Kasi mae-excite kang magka-daughter in-law.”

“Kasi totoo talaga, hindi naman ako nagkaroon ng daughter.”

“Pinagpi-pray ko talaga na, ‘Please, God, give a daughter-in-law for Bimby na sana maganda, mabait, matalino, at mamahalin ako para lahat ng alahas at bag, ibibigay ko sa kanya.”

Former Child Actress Miles Ocampo Segues Smoothly To Teen Roles

It is already the 2nd seasin of the series LUV U, a Sunday youth-oriented show of ABS-CBN. In line with this the teen cast of the series was seen in the event of Wako-Wako in Glorietta 5.

Here, we were able to talk to one of the lead stars of the show which is Miles Ocampo.

Miles is very happy because the season 2 of their show had started airing already.

“Sobrang saya po, like ako po, nagulat po ako na ganoon ang pagtanggap ng tao.  Masaya po ako na nagustuhan po nila.

“Nakakaaliw po like kapag nasa mall ka po o pupunta ka po ng ABS, nakakatuwa po kapag sinasabi nila na ang ganda-ganda ng show niyo.

“Mas lalo pa pong nakaka-inspire magtrabaho lalo na kapag alam niyong may nakaka-appreciate sa ginagawa niyo.

“Dito po sa LUV U, para kaming naglalaro lang. Minsan kapag take, hindi po kami nakakapag-take agad, tawa po kami nang tawa, sobra.

“Para po kaming pamilya na. Ang saya po ng barka namin, sobra. Mula kay Kuya Smokey Manaloto, para po talagang barkada talaga.

“Ang gugulo po namin sa set, tawa nang tawa.”

MAKING THE SHIFT. Well in fact, Miles is very lucky coming from Goin’ Bulilit show then came LUV U in which she immediately have been given a work.

She said, “Siyempre po noong una, nahihirapan. Actually, yung mga tao rin po kasi, ang isip po nila, kapag galing sa Bulilit, parang bata.

“Ang hirap pong mag-jump agad, ‘di ba po?  Minsan po, nakukulong po yung isip ng tao na bata ka lang.

“So, ngayon, okay naman po na natatanggap nila na nagpapakilig na po kami.”

Miles answered giggly abd jokingly when she was asked whether she feels that she is no longer a child anymore.

“Lately po, lately po talaga. Minsan, pa-girl lang po ang peg,” she added.

Miles didn’t refused the fact that she has suitors  as of the moment.

“Incoming 4th year na po ako, regular po ako sa St. Anthony School po sa Fairview.

“Noong first year pa lang po, meron na rin po, pero, hanggang ligaw lang po.  Never pa po ako na nagka-boyfriend. Totoo po yun.”

Does Miles wants to enter the life of having committed to anyone having her some friends already have?

“Siyempre po minsan, kapag may nanliligaw, ay ang ganda naman, ‘di ba po?

“Hindi naman mawawala sa isip mo yun. Pero, wala po talaga sa isip ko na mag-boyfriend at hindi ko pa po ma-imagine na ako, may boyfriend na.

“Kasi po, ang focus ko po talaga sa ngayon, yung studies ko at saka yung trabaho ko.”

LOVETEAM. Marco Gumabao, the newcomer is the partner of Miles in LUV U and a lot of people and followers love their tandem. There were a time in which she thinks that Marco is a very quiet person, but now, she can say that she and her partner had already established a close relationship.

“Noong nag-workshop po kami kay Direk Laurice Guillen, hindi po talaga siya nagsasalita.  Iniisip ko, paano ba makipag-usap sa kanya?

“Iniisip ko, paano kami magtitigan kung hindi kami nag-uusap,” she narrated.

“Pero habang tumatagal, nakikilala na namin siya.”

Does Marco, pursuing you already?

“Hindi po,” she said very quickly. “Sa ngayon po, friends lang kami.  Kahit showbiz pa po ang dating, pero, friends lang po kami.”

“Siyempre po sa ngayon, ang tawag na nga nila sa akin, Camille na.  So, masaya po.”

IDOLS. Miles had been very vocal when it terms to whom her idol is, she said it was bea Alonzo. She had a chance to work with Bea with the movie Sa ‘Yo Lamang.

According to Miles, “Ang galing niya pong talaga. Sobra po akong nahuhusayan sa kanya. Yung passion niya po.

“At saka, ate ko po siyang talaga. Nagba-bonding kami minsan. Nanonood kami ng movie.  Ate po talaga.  Ang bait po.”

What Bea had as a career path, that’s what Miles want to happen to her as well.

“Gusto ko po yung narating ni ate Be. Si Ate Be po kasi yung tipo ng tao na kahit Miss Bea Alonzo na siya, hindi niya tinitingnan ang sarili niya na ganoon.

“Parang napaka-down-to-earth, so, yun po talaga.”

And if she were to be asked about the guy who she admired so much, she would gladly answer that it’s Zanjoe Marudo, boyfriend of Bea Alonzo.

“Naka-package po kasi silang dalawa,” biro pa niya.

Is Zanjoe aware that Miles has a crush on him?

“Opo, alam niya. Kaya palagi niya akong inaasar.  Kasi po, si Kuya Z at saka si Ate Be, lagi po kaming nag-aasaran din.”

NEW SOAP WITH KRIS. There’s an upcoming teleserye for Miles in where she will act as the daughter of Kris Aquino in the teleserye Kailangan Kita.

“Actually, hindi pa rin po nakukuwento sa akin ang eksaktong character ko, pero, sinabi na po sa akin na anak daw po ako ni Ms. Kris.  Kapatid ko po si Xyriel Manabat dito.”

She stated that she was excited for the upcoming teleserye since it is her first time to work with Kris Aquino.

“Nag-guest po ako sa Kris TV noon, pinatawag po niya ko sa dressing room niya.

“Gusto raw po niya akong ma-meet. So, ako po, kinakabahan po ako.  Pero ang bait po ni Ms. Kris, sobra.

“Tapos, hindi ko po ine-expect noong mag-start na po ang Kris TV, pinakilala niya po ako as anak niya po.

“Nakakatuwa po, ang bait po ni Ms. Kris.”

Kris Aquino and James Yap’s five-year marriage is officially annulled

Kris Aquino confirms in an interview that her marriage to James Yap, father to her son Bimby, is now legally over. The reason for nullity of marriage was the lack of authority of the solemnizing officer who married them back in July 10, 2005.

In the said interview, Boy Abunda directly asked Kris about the truth in her annulment of marriage with James Yap.

“As we speak right now, it is with finality already that yes, we are annulled,” confirms Kris Aquino.

“Five o’clock talaga. Noong dumating ang five o’clock, ang una kong tinawagan, lawyers ko, nagpasalamat ako. Sila ang nag-advice sa akin ng paraan para everybody can come out with this with a chance for happiness,” she said

“The second call I did was to James. Sinabi ko, ‘Congratulation to both of us. We now have the chance to really be happy. Sabi niya, ‘O, e, di liligaya ka na. Good luck sa lovelife mo.’ Sabi ko, ‘Mas good luck sa ‘yo.’ ‘Pag-apihin niya si Bimby, lagot siya sa akin!’” adds Kris.

Based in the Family Code, Bimby’s custody will still be with Kris Aquino but James Yap will have full rights to visit his son which Kris, in any way, doesn’t prohibit.

On the issue of separation of properties, Kris and James had already agreed upon it a year ago. Kris pays tribute to James because according to her, James is not greedy. They had a fair settlement regarding their conjugal properties.

Coco Martin on the Prediction that He’ll be the Father of Kris’ Child

Recently, Kris Aquino has been predicted to bear a child in 2012 and according to the predictions, the father will be the Coco Martin, “The Prince of ndie Films.”

“Siyempre, kanya-kanyang prediksyon naman ‘yon, kanya-kanyang hula ng mga tao. Sabi ko nga, napakalaki ng respeto ko kay Ms. Kris at sa pamilya Aquino. Siguro malabong mangyari ‘yon,” said Coco Martin

In an interview of Pep.ph and other media in the Press Conference of Walang Hangan yesterday, January 10, 2012, Coco said that he didn’t take Kris’ “Maghanda ka na!” statement seriously.

“Nagbibiro lang ‘yon. Palabiro ‘yon, e. Parang pamilya na rin kasi ang turing sa akin ni Ms. Kris. Kumbaga, ate ko ‘yan, e. Parang respeto ko ‘yan, parang imposible. Sobrang Malabo,” he said.

Coco and Kris became clos in ABS-CBN’s primetime show, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.

Meanwhile, love has no space for the young actor these days. Aside from daily tapings, Coco is also busy with different out-of-town shows.

“Mahirap pagsamahin, e. Schedule pa lang hindi na uubra. At saka, iba kasi akong magtrabaho. Sabi ko nga, dinidibdib ko masyado ang trabaho kasi baka mamaya, wala na. Ayaw ko lang pasukan ang isang bagay na hindi ko naman kayang panindigan,” Coco said.

“‘Yon nga ang kinatatakot ko, baka kapag nahaluan ng relasyon, napapabayaan ko na ang trabaho ko,” he adds.

Celebrities Reach Out to Typhoon Sendong Victims

While everybody else is busy shopping for Christmas, Kapamilya stars, headed by president’s sister Kris Aquino, joined their hands in helping Cagayan de Oro residents who are affected by the devastation brough about by typhoon Sendong. Along with Kris is Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, and Anne Curtis. They spent monday night giving out relief goods to the victims. Not only do they want to help but they also want to urge other celebrities as well as other Filipinos who are more fortunate to share their blessings and help typhoon victims in the spirit of camaraderie and Christmas.

These big stars are also posting tweets over social networking site Twitter hoping to touch the hearts of our fellow countrymen in helping the typhoon victims.

Anne Curtis: “Just got back from Cagayan de Oro. There’s still so many that need help. Let’s all try and do what ever we can may it be in cash or kind.”

Angel Locsin: “Sa mga nais pong mag donate in kind, PRC is requesting for cleaning materials, Latrines, Medicines (for tetanus, cough, colds, infections,diarrhea, skin problems) salamat po!”

Vice Ganda: “The people in Cagayan DeOro and Iligan badly need our HELP. WE can help. WE just need to have the WILL to help. Please!”

Meanwhile, Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao, who is also the newly appointed lieutenant colonel of the 1st Sarangani Ready Reserve Battalion, has pledged donations for the typhoon victims.

Black Eyed Peas’ apl. de. Ap is also set to visit Cagayan de Oro on December 23, 2011. He has also asked his friends in the US to join a charity auction held yesterday, December 20, wherein part of the proceeds will go to the flash flood victims in Mindanao.

TV host-actress Ruffa Gutierrez cancelled luxurious gifts to friends. Instead, she had thought of donating to the typhoon victims.

Actress-comedian Eugene Domingo is also willing to fly to Cagayan de Oro to personally help in the relief operation going on as well as to give joy and inspiration to the residents.

Kris Aquino Asia’s UNHCR

The famed kapamilya TV host Kris Aquino has recently accepted the offer of becoming an honorary patron for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

On October 18, she posted on her Twitter account, “Just finished UNHCR dinner. I accepted their appointment. I’m in excellent company. Angelina Jolie is the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. I’m honorary patron together w/ Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, Khaled Hosseini author of A Thousand Splendid Suns & Kite Runner & Yao Chen from China, super pretty actress & their twitter queen w/ 13 million followers,”

She also added that she is also looking forward to doing good work with the UNHCR for the next two years.

“What makes this appointment a big honor is that it’s not just in the Philippines. Ako po ang magiging representative ng Asia. Ang American representative is Angelina Jolie,” she said in an episode of “Kris TV” aired last October 11.

Kris added, “Merong representative na galing sa France or Norway, sana hindi ako nagkamali, and one from Australia. For Asia, Pilipinas po ang napili nila at ako po ang tatayo para sa ating lahat. Maraming maraming salamat po kasi karangalan ito hindi lang para sa akin at sa pamilya ko kung hindi karangalan para sa bansa natin. Thank you, United Nations.”

The UNHCR is an agency that strives to ensure that every refugee can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

Andi Eigenmann names baby “Eli”

Actress Andi Eigenmann (Photo from ABS-CBN)

Actress Andi Eigenmann has chosen the name “Eli” as nickname for her baby.

In an interview with Kris Aquino on ABS-CBN’s Kris TV, Andi said that Eli was going to be the nickname of her baby girl while “Gabrielle” will be the baby’s second name.

Andi said that the second name was given by her mother, Jaclyn Jose.

My mom named her Gabrielle, which will be her second name. I’m still thinking of the first name, but her nickname will be
Eli. So, we can call her Eli now even if the name is not yet final,
” said Eigenmann

Since siya naman ang grandmother and she’s my mom, why not give it to her. I let her give one of the names among the two kasi gusto ko two ang names niya (ng baby ko),” she added.

Gabrielle is the name of Eigenmann’s character, a woman in the military, in ABS-CBN’s defunct television series “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.”

According to Baby Names World, a family website, Gabrielle came from a Hebrew word which means “God is my might.”
Eli, meanwhile, is said to mean “My God.”

Eigenmann, who is set to give birth next month, said she has not talked to the father of her child after she decided to keep the baby.