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Miss Universe First Runner-Up 2012 Janine Tugonon Received Compliments from Celebrities


 Twitter still rained with greetings for Janine Tugonon even though she didn’t win the crown on the recent international beauty pageant, Miss Universe 2012.

Most celebrities are happy to the winning candidate of the Philippines as the first runner-up in such a prestigious beauty pageant.

But still they can’t help not to express their disappointment with the results of the competition, which was Miss USA Olivia Culpo presented to be the Miss Universe 2012.

It leaded with Janine’s talent manager, Jonah Gaffud, (@ jonasofmercator) of Mercator Model and Artist Management, who’s both happy and sad for the event.

On his personal Twitter account, He said, “I am sorry everyone! I thought the crown was ours na.:-(“

“I’m sorry!!!! So devastated!!! We worked hard for this! But as my prayer goes: I will be grateful to God no matter what.”

“I just wanted that crown so badly for my country:-(“

“When they were about to announce, i was crying already. I felt it was for her.”

However, He was still glad because his pet beauty queen won. His further message for Janine on Twitter was, “@janine_tugonon hoy!!! Hahahaha!!! Salamat naman at sinunod mo lahat lahat lahat ng turo ko!!!!:-)”

Jonas is also manager of the two Miss Universe runners-up Venus Raj and Maria Shamcey Supsup.

Miss World 1993 second runner-up Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) posted this: “NOOOOO way!!!! This is insane!!!! Dapat Philippines ang panalo!!! This is soooo disappointing.”

“I seriously think we nailed it!!! I believe we have a new MISS UNIVERSE 2012….Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon!! ☺”

“I will repeat: Janine Tugonan made us proud! She showed the universe how beautiful and intelligent Filipinas really are. She should’ve WON!!”

For Ms. Philippines-Universe 1994 Charlene Gonzalez-Muhlach (@itsmecharleneg) Janine has the best response on the Q&A portion: “I honestly feel @janine_tugonon answered the best!!!”

“Janine.You will still be our Miss Universe Congratulations. We are so happy for you! You make us proud!! @janine_tugonon.”

This is almost alike with the message of Miss Universe 1999 first runner-up Miriam Quiambao (@miriamq) for Janine : “We’re still very proud of u @janine_tugonon!! You did your BEST, eveything RIGHT, and that’s ENOUGH! Para sa amin, IKAW ang @missuniverse!!!”

Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Maria Venus Raj (@MariaaVenusRaj) is also disappointed to the results but she still congratulate Janine for winning: “OMG that’s horrible kay Janine na yun eh! bat si Prom Queen nanalo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

“Congratulations Janine, you fought well just like a queen should be! Your country & people is proud of you.”

Venus also posted this reminder on her Twitter: “Hometown is an Advantage always have that in mind.”

Ms. Philippines-World 2007 Maggie Wilson (@wilsonmaggie)  can’t believe with the results of the pageant also: “OMG!!!!!! USA????!!! Well, she’s is deserving too.. Soooo close!! Still amazing job Philippines!!”

MORE REACTIONS. Here’s more of the reaction from celebrities on their Twitter accounts:

Singer-actress Regine Velasquez (@reginevalcasid): “We are sooooooooo proud of you Ms Philippines!!!!!!!!! gogogo baka next year atin na!!!! Yahoooooo”

‏Actress-TV host Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith): “Congratulations @janina_tugonon Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner Up! We are so proud of you!!! ”

‏TV host Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca): “you DESERVE the crown MOST, @janine_tugonon!!!!!!!! you are our #MissUniverse2012!!!! you were perfect tonight!!!!”

Kapuso actress Maxene Magalona (@maxenemagalona): “At least USA’s top competition was PHILIPPINES kahit na sa VEGAS ginanap ang event at si DONALD TRUMP ang may-ari ng Miss Universe. CHEH.”

“Alam mo nang LUTO kapag hindi maganda ang sagot ng candidate AT NATAPILOK PA pero siya ang nanalo. Isang malaking ANYAREH. #MissUniverse2012”

“Congratulations, @janine_tugonon! Bec of you, the world once again sees just what the Philippines is made of. You make us proud. #pinoypride”

Comedian-TV host Vice Ganda (@vicegandako): “Sinabi ko naman na kasi sayo Janine e na cobrahan mo yung USA sa ulo! Kung yun nakatikim ng cobra di na makakaalma yun. Chozzz!”

“Congratulations Janine Tugonon for winning MsUniverse 1st runner up. Truly a Filipino pride!”

Comedian-TV host John “Sweet” Lapus (@sweetjohnlapus): “#MissPhilipinesforMissUniverse2012 pa din! Kaloka! Si Janine na e. tandaan mo yan Donald Trump! #Nyetaswell”

Comedian-entertainment columnist Ogie Diaz(@ogiediaz): “Sana dito na lang ginawa ang #MsUniverse2012 para wagi ang #MsPhillipines. Kalokah!”

“Basta sa mga Pinoy, si Janine ang #MsUniverse2012. Ilang kandidata naman yong naglaban-laban. Masama pa ba ang 1st runner up?”

Comedienne K Brosas (@kbrosas): “Gustong hamunin ng suntukan c donald trump syet! Sapakin ko sa sa apdo! Chos… Congrats pa din ms. Janine! Kaw talaga panalo!! :)

“Congrats pa din kay ms. Janine!! Nakaka proud! PERFECT lahat ng ginawa nya! Bow. :)

TV host Divine Lee (@DivinemLee): “Deadma, 2 days ka lang maging Ms Universe USA. end of the world na daw”

“you owned that stage. sayo yun. we love you. @janine_tugonon”

BB Gandanghari (@BbGandangHari_): “To tell u honestly @missusa is so beautiful but! Without brain! , ang ganda ng sagot ni @janine_tugonon n0! Kaloka! Haha”


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.

Shaina Breaks Her Silence!

In a recent interview with Boy Abunda, Shaina finally breaks her silence about the issue circulating that she and John Lloyd Cruz have broken up.

Shaina revealed how she felt about the issue.

“Parang sumusobra na, e.

“Para bang dahil lang siguro nasanay sila dahil hindi ako nagsasalita.

“Dahil lagi ko na lang pinipili na tumahimik, kakayan-kayanin na lang nila ako.

“So, I figured gusto kong gawin nga ito, Tito Boy, this interview para once and for all matapos na ito.”

“Sa mga nakikisawsaw sa pinagdadaanan namin… lalo na dun sa nagsasamantala sa pinagdadaanan namin.

“Bilang magkarelasyon, bilang mga tao, parang di ko kayang hayaan na tapak-tapakan, bastusin [na lang kami]…” the young actress said.

The issue all started when rumors of the two have broken-up.

In a separate interview, John Llyod did not directly say that they were broken-up, but were facing tough times.

“To be honest, hindi maayos yung mga bagay-bagay ngayon.

“Yun lang ang kaya kong sabihin sa ngayon, yung mga bagay na yun is not looking good.

“I’d rather na tumahimik na lang ako hanggang sa maayos sana namin o mabigyan ng closure kung anuman.”

When Ruffa Gutierrez was once again caught up between the two, Shaina cleared things up in her interview. She said that Ruffa was not the reason why they are having problems. However, she does confess that she texted Ruffa.

“Nag-text siya kay John Lloyd right after we left the party and I replied.

“I told her to leave us alone, gaya ng gusto kong sabihin sa kanya.

“Ako kasi yung tipo ng tao na sasarilinin ko muna, hindi ko muna sasabihin hangga’t kaya ko pa but lately, di ko na kinaya [ang problema].”

John Lloyd and Shaina Magdayao Break-up

It has been reported that celebrity couple John Lloyd and Shaina Magdayao has broken-up. It was a said that it all started on Bea Alonzo’s birthday celebration on October 8, 2011 at The Establishment.

Ruffa Gutierrez is once again caught up between the couple’s rumored break-up. However the actress and TV host chooses to keep mum regarding the issue.

Jun Lalin, Ruffa’s publicist told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that the actress-host has no reaction on the issue so far.

Ruffa’s controversial Tweets has attracted much attention to her and to the couple. Even though that there were no direct tweet to the issue. On October 18, Ruffa tweeted the following:

“No cure for the INSECURE! Kalurks ka girl!!! Seriously. Be real! That was so nineteen kopong kopong! I shouldve stayed home & slept.”

She added: “Behind a tweet is a back story. Please huwag nyo po akong palabasin na masama.☹ I’m the nicest person on earth but what I hate the most is receiving psychotic messages at ungodly hours. This isn’t the first. Thank God this time I have many credible witnesses who can defend me.”

A more recent tweet from the Kapatid actress posted on October 21 says: “No Cure For The Insecure. Everyone still keeps asking me who I’m pertaining to. Deadma na. Someone said sorry na in her behalf and that’s all that matters.”

Early this year, Ruffa confirmed that Shaina called her around 2am to talk about John Lloyd. It can be recalled that Ruffa was romantically involved with John Lloyd prior to Shaina.

Ruffa Gutierrez defends her mom against Nadia Montenegro’s allegation of child abuse

The actress and beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez had spoken to defend her mom against the recent accusation of Nadia Montenegro that she (Annabelle Rama) is a “child abuser”. In an interview yesterday with Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed, a showbiz talk show of TV5 network, Ruffa said that she was shocked with the news.

“Actually, na-shock ako because yesterday [October 1] nabasa ko sa diyaryo na my mom was being sued for child abuse by Nadia Montenegro. I found it very disgusting. I didn’t wanna talk about this pero for me I want to defend my mom and answer on her behalf,” Ruffa said, “Nadia sued my mom kasi the hours daw were so long.”

According to Ruffa, Nadia Montenegro’s daughters, Alynna and Annika Asistio, were one of the many artists managed by Annabelle Rama. She also revealed that Nadia begged for her mom’s approval to take her (Nadia’s) daughters in and that she and her brother Raymond strongly opposed to Nadia’s request since her mom already had many talents to manage.

“Unang-una kasi sa lahat, ang dami nang talents ng mommy ko. Ako pa lang, si Raymond, at saka si Richard, busy na siya sa schedule niya. So, I already told her (Annabelle), kahit na maraming nag-a-apply sa mommy ko, na huwag nang tumanggap ng talents kasi marami na masyado,” she said.

“My mom wants to help people. She’s such a good heart. Every day kasi nagmamakaawa si Nadia para kunin yung dalawang anak niya para i-manage ng mommy ko. And me and Raymond we’re like, ‘Huwag na, kasi marami na nga kami.’ It’s not gonna be an asset to our company, but it’s gonna be a detriment pa. It’s gonna be detrimental pa for the company kasi hindi naman sila kilala and kailangang i-build up pa,” she added.

But despite their strong opposition, Annabelle decided to take Nadia’s daughters in.

“So, yun, naawa ang mommy ko and yung dalawang bata mahilig mag-artista, pinasok ng mommy ko ngayon sa TV5,” she said.

Nadia Montenegro recently complained Annabel Rama for the reason that her daughters had long hours of work. Ruffa objected and said, “in the first place kung minor ang mga anak mo, hindi mo na sila pinag-artista. Kung gusto mo silang patapusin sa pag-aaral, sana hindi na lang kayo nagmakaawa sa mommy ko.”


Basketball Player James Yap is in No Hurry To Find a New Love

Last August 20, 2011, at the Imperial Palace was the 73rd Birthday celebration of Mother Lily Monteverde.

The Regal Film matriarch said she considers the presence of James Yap as one of the things which made her 73rd birthday complete. She told reporters that she asked for only one gift from her son Dondon Monteverde: “I told Dondon, for my birthday gift, dalhin mo si James sa birthday party ko.” Dondon serves as the manager of the basketball player. Mother Lily really Love James Yap and James Yap feels overwhelm and thankful because of it.

Last June, Kris Aquino told ABS-CBN that she refused to talk to James because of what she experienced at the witness stand duringone of the court hearings related to her petition to annul their five-year marriage. But James pointed out: “Bakit siya magtatampo? Hindi nga kami nag-uusap. Walang tampuhan. Magkaibigan kami pero busy siya, busy ako.” Since James and Kris have been living apart, James said his four-year-old son, Bimby, has been asking him tough questions. The basketball player said: “Si James (Bimby) kasi lumalaki na so kumbaga nakakaintindi na siya. So medyo ingat lang… minsan nagtatanong siya, ang hirap sagutin pero kailangan talaga.” And according to James, he visits Bimby when his schedule allows it.

James Yap clammed up when asked if he was traumatized by his unsuccessful marriage. “Kung na-trauma? Hirap, eh, kasi minahal ko naman. Gano’n lang talaga ang buhay,” he said. But when asked if he’s dating, he replied, “Ba’t gusto n’yo akong mag-date kaagad?” Then he said in jest, “Oo meron….anak ko.” Turning serious, he said that as of now, “wala pa.”

James seems to pretend surprise when asked about his feedback to Gab Valenciano’s statement that he’s dating Isabel Oli, in an interview, “Ha? Talaga? ‘Di ko alam. Mabait naman si Isabel, eh. Kaibigan ko ‘yon,” he said. “Suwerte si Gab kasi mabait si Isabel. Kaibigan ko ‘yon. Sobrang bait na babae,” he added. With the matter between him and Isabel, Yap did not distance himself from the actress. “Hindi naman kasi alam naman namin na kaibigan ko siya. Wala akong masasabi kay Isabel kundi mabait na babae.”

As for another woman being linked to him, Yap once again stressed that he and singer Marie Digby are just friends. “Lumalabas kami as a group. Kaibigan ko si Marie.” James is not surprised with the rumor because he said he’s single. James declined to make a reaction on Digby’s guesting on Kris Aquino’s morning show Kris TV. “Hindi ko napanood ‘yon kasi wala ako dito, eh.”

With the unsuccessful crack at marriage, the basket ballplayer learned a lesson about relationships: “Kailangan talaga magkasundo and kung meron akong magiging asawa siyempre kailangan talaga team kayo. Kumbaga, kung ano ‘yung desisyon kailangang ipaalam sa ano. ‘Yon na ‘yon. Natuto na ‘ko.”

Aside from James Yap, who came with his manager Dondon Monteverde, celebrities who took time to drop by to greet the Regal producer were senators Bong Revilla, Antonio Trillanes, Dick Gordon, also Paulo Avelino, Boots Anson Roa, Ricky Davao, Toni Gonzaga, Paul Soriano, Dennis Trillo, Martin Escudero, Audie Gemora, Gabby Conception and Baron Gieisler. Other stars present to greet Mother Lily are the lead stars of My Neighbor’s Wife, namely Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo, and Jake Cuenca. Jillian Ward, Mart Escudero, Lan Batherson, and Ervic Vijandre were among the other guests. Ruffa Gutierrez also arrived at the party with her mother Annabelle Rama. When Nora Aunor arrived with German Moreno, Mother Lily personally met the superstar at the entrance of the mezzanine floor where the party was being held.

Is John Lloyd Scared of Yilmaz?

Popular actor John Lloyd Cruz is frustrated with sustained speculations associating him with divorced actress Ruffa Gutierrez. This, Cruz hinted, is mainly due to his apprehension that the persistence of such “baseless” supposition could only lead to “bad” things. “I hope [rumor mongers] realize that they should stop [spreading the rumors] already as it might already be affecting a certain family’s [situation] or that there are people who might hear of the rumor and think of it in another way,” said he, adding somewhat ominously, “Maybe something may happen in the future or God knows when, that is not good or pleasant,” he explained in a mix of Filipino and English during a recent TV interview. Cruz’s statement seemingly echoes what Gutierrez’s had implied in past interviews concerning his estranged husband Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas’ attitude towards rumors hounding her. According to Gutierrez, Bektas is still very much aware of her activities and would call her to jealously nag her about various rumors involving her. Per Gutierrez, Bektas is still insisting that they get back together. Like Cruz, Gutierrez is insisting that she is “just friends” with the former. Gutierrez and Cruz became associated when they did the hit series “I Love Betty La Fea.” According to Cruz, he and Gutierrez are still friends and that they are still communicating. “But it’s not that active anymore…we’re both associated with different [TV] stations. She’s doing a lot of things that she needs to focus on, just like me.” Cruz insisted that recent rumors of him and Gutierrez being seen “biking around together” at The Fort is a “lie.” “It’s not true. There’s not a percentage of truth to it.” Asked if rumored sweetheart Shaina Magdayao is affected by continued rumors linking him to Gutierrez, Cruz just smiled. “No. She doesn’t even question me,” said he.

Annabelle Rama sends a short message to Kris Aquino

Annabelle RamaSa kabila ng palitan ng paumanhin at kapatawaran, nagbigay naman ng maiksing mensahe ang palabang si Annabelle Rama kay Kris Aquino tungkol pa rin sa kontrobersyang kinasasangkutan ng kanyang anak na si Ruffa Gutierrez.

Matatandaan na nagkairingan sina Kris at Annabelle dahil sa “pag-walk-out” ni Ruffa sa ‘The Buzz’ ng una noong nakaraang linggo. Dahil sa hinanakit, nakapagbitaw ng maanghang na salita si Annabelle laban kay Kris at nadamay pa ang kapatid niyang si Liberal Party presidential bet Noynoy Aquino.

Sa ulat ni entertainment reporter Lhar Santiago para sa Chika Minute ng GMA news 24 Oras nitong Huwebes, sinabing okey na relasyon nina Kris at Ruffa matapos humingi ng paumanhin at magpatawad ang magkabilang panig.

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Kris apologizes to Ruffa

chsm3Television celebrity Kris Aquino apologized to her co-host Ruffa Gutierrez on Monday for making remarks during their talk show over the weekend that prompted the latter to walk out of the set.

In a series of SMS messages to PEP editor Jo-ann Maglipon, Kris said she never meant to hurt Ruffa, her The Buzz co-host, who is transferring to another TV station.

“I would like to extend a loving hug to Ruffa. I viewed the tape and although I still feel I gave my comment with affection, maybe it made her feel even worse because she’s now moving in a new direction. We had what I believed was a good working relationship in the almost 2 years we were together on The Buzz,” Kris said.

“To Ruffa, I sincerely apologize for causing you hurt,” she added.

Gutierrez walked out of the show’s set Sunday after she was supposedly hurt by some statements Kris made regarding her transfer to TV 5.

Ruffa Gutierrez walks out of showbiz talk show

chsm2Actress/TV host Ruffa Gutierrez on Sunday walked out of a showbiz talk show she was co-hosting reportedly upon the prodding of her mother and manager, Annabelle Rama.

Interviewed by Showbiz Central minutes after the walkout, Rama admitted that she asked Ruffa to leave the live set of ABS-CBN’s The Buzz due to the alleged hostile treatment her daughter was getting from co-host Kris Aquino.

“Ruffa, alam kong addict ka sa trabaho. Pero pag sa trabaho mo naman, kapag ginaganon-ganon ka ng mga kasama mo, hindi na tama yung ganyan. Kaya tama na pinaalis ko siya [at] mabuti na nakinig ka sa nanay mo,” Rama told Showbiz Central host Pia Guanio.

Rama said she informed ABS-CBN bosses about her decision to pull out Ruffa from the show. She also appealed to the public not to vote for Kris’ brother, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who is running for president in the May 10 elections.

“Kaya ako’y nananawagan sa taumbayan na huwag niyong iboto si Noynoy, kasi hindi pa nga nananalo si Noynoy ay ang yabang-yabang na ni Kris. Akala mo siya na ang may-ari ng showbiz,” she said.

Kris, in her Twitter account, cried foul over Rama’s statement against her brother. “If they will choose to lambaste my brother who wasn’t even on the Buzz, makes me wonder what the true agenda is – para siraan si Noy (to ruin Noy’s reputation)?” She said she believes Filipino voters “are intelligent and will continue supporting Noy because he is the best man for the job.”