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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.”


Lorna Tolentino signs contract with TV5; expresses disappointment over Rosario

Despite the strong winds brought about by Typhoon Pedring, the one-year exclusive contract signing of the Grandslam Queen of Philippine Movies, Lorna Tolentino still pushed through at the Batanes function hall of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel yesterday.

Present in event were Lorna Tolentino’s manager, Lolit Solis, TV5 Head of Creative and Entertainment. Perci Intalan, TV5 Vice President and COO Roberto Barreiro and TV5 CEO and President, Rey Espinosa

Tolentino’s contract states that the veteran actress is set to do 3 soap operas, a movie and a possible hosting stint in a lifestyle show.

Glamorosa muna ang uunahin namin, then another two more mini-seryes,  kasi three months lang yung teleserye. And then one movie, yun ang nakasaad sa contract ko” says Tolentino

During the contract signing, the press also asked why the actress decided to transfer networks. Tolentino said that it was because ABS-CBN offered her 85 working days for a year while TV5 offered her 140 working days for a year. Tolentino added that the differences between the working days were the basis of her decision.

When asked if she felt bad that she was not given the projects that were stipulated in her contract, Ms. Lorna pointed out, “Tapos na yun. Hayaan mo na, kahit na hindi nagkaintindihan, o nakalimutan, or whatever. Wala na akong magagawa. Ang magagawa ko na lang, maghabol sa nasayang na panahon.”

Tolentino was also asked about the issue that she was supposed to topbill the movie Rosario, “oo” Tolentino answered.

Tolentino said that the role was already being offered when Rosario was still in its conceptualization stage. But she wasn’t able to say “yes” because of her exclusive contract with Star Cinema. Lorna also revealed that she deliberately didn’t watch Rosario when it was shown in theaters during the Metro Manila Film Festival.

Cristine Reyes states no plans of becoming an ‘Other Woman’, confronts rumors about moving to TV5

The actress Cristine Reyes said she has no plans of becoming an ‘other woman’ just to be with the man she loves. In an interview with PEP.ph during the presscon of ‘No Other Woman’ at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN compound yesterday, Cristine said,

“Sa tingin ko, ayokong gawin yun na maghahabol ako sa lalaki, ayokong ipilit yung sarili ko sa taong ayaw na sa akin. Kasi parang tatapakan ko lang yung sarili ko. Marami namang iba diyan na puwede akong mahalin.”

As to what she will do if ever the situation comes out in real life, the actress uttered the following statement.

“Pag nalaman ko yung guy na may iba siya, siguro papapiliin ko siya kung sino sa aming dalawa. Kung pipiliin niya yung isa, okay lang. It means hindi siya para sa akin. Kung ako yung pipiliin niya, kailangan na niyang hiwalayan yung isa.”

Cristine Reyes along with Anne Curtis and Derek Ramsay starred the sexy film ‘No Other Woman’ produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films and directed by Ruel Bayani. The film is showing on September 28 in cinemas nationwide.

The film focuses on the challenges and problems brought about by marital infidelity. The story revolves on three main characters, the couple, Charmain dela Costa-Escaler (Cristine) and Ram Escaler (Derek), and the other woman, Kara Zalderiaga (Anne).

With regards to the rumors spreading that she has plans of transferring to another network channel, TV5, Cristine exclaimed, “Hindi, a! Naririnig ko, pero hindi ko alam kung merong ganung negotiation. Nakarating kasi siya sa akin hindi through Viva kundi through tweets.”

Cristine also clarified this issue.

“Siguro magkakaroon muna ng discussion. Pero so far naman, I’m happy sa ABS-CBN. Kung meron man pong ganung offer (from TV5), hindi ko po alam. If ever, mabait naman po ang Viva, e, kung saan mas masaya yung alaga nila, doon sila. Siyempre mahirap namang magtrabaho kung alam mong ayaw mong magtrabaho kung saan ka lilipat,” she said.

Arci Muñoz’s next big TV5 project

Arci Muñoz

After her successful dramaserye Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak, Arci Muñoz is set to be the lead actress of the first-ever daily soap of TV5 Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa which will be aired next month.

In an interview with PEP.ph during the program’s story conference at the Shakey’s Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Arci gives details about her unexpected big project in the said television network.

“Actually, nagulat ako! Kasi, ang sabi pa sa akin ni Sir Perci [Intalan, TV5 executive] nung nagkita kami nung cast party ng Nagbabagang Bulaklak, sabi niya, ‘O, Arci, magpahinga ka muna. Rest ka muna kasi after Nagbabagang Bulaklak hindi pa namin alam ang [next show mo]. ‘Pero, for sure merong kasunod, merong kasunod ‘yan. Hindi ka naman mawawalan,’ ganyan. Sabi ko, ‘Sir Perci, kung puwede lang tuloy-tuloy talaga, e.’ E, nagkatotoo talaga! As in after Nagbabagang Bulaklak kasi hindi naman ako totally nagpahinga, kasi I have guestings, I have hosting jobs. So, ayun, nagulat ako na agad-agad, tumawag si Tita Annabelle [Rama, Arci's manager], ‘O, ‘day, meron ka ng susunod na project, Felina.’ Okey, sige. ‘Tas parang two days after she called, meron agad na mga fitting, lahat, itong story conference na ilang beses pang na-move… And finally, ito na, ito na siya,” she said.

Moreover, the TV5 princess also admits that she can’t help but feel pressured as she plays the title role of the said daily soap but at the same time hopeful for the program’s success, “Siyempre, yung pressure nasa akin, di ba, kasi yung title mismo, nasa akin yung title nung mismong show. Siyempre, di lang naman ako magdadala ng show, di ba, marami kami. There’s Carla [Humphries], Leandro [Muñoz], and Tita Pilita [Corrales], para sa akin malaking oportunidad din na makatrabaho ko yung mga wonderful people na ito. And I know naman with their help, magiging successful ang show namin, basta maging happy lang kami sa set, [and] maging smooth flowing ang lahat.”

Though pressured on the outcome her next project, Arci feels comfortable being paired, for the first time, with the actor Leandro Muñoz.


Willie returns with a new show “Wil Time Bigtime”

Willie Revillame

Willie Revillame is making his comeback this Saturday, May 14, after the controversy he got into from his previous noontime show “Willing Willie.”

Last Monday, TV5 announced that the new primetime show will be titled “Wil Time Bigtime”, in replace for his former show.

Willie himself and Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad are the main host for the game show. Other inclusion of the hosts in Willing Willie wasn’t mention.

Willie said, “Wil Time Bigtime is the people’s program. This show is created to entertain them, make them forget their problems even for a while, and possibly realize their dreams.”

The new show will have new games that utilize an LED floor and has a new software technology for a different and frsh TV experience.

“This brand new approach in local game shows is definitely a visual treat for all Filipinos. While brainstorming for new segments, we’re keeping in mind that these new innovations on TV shall be incorporated in all the mechanics of the games to make sure that we offer something new for everyone,” said Jay Montelibano, business unit head of “Wil Time Bigtime.”

“We’re very optimistic with what the new show has to offer. Wil Time Bigtime becomes TV5’s strongest link to the masses and we’re offering them a whole new TV viewing experience with the technology we’re utilizing in the show,” said Roberto V. Barreiro, TV5 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

The pilot episode of the show will air 5pm this Saturday and 6:30pm for the following weeknights on TV5.

Vic Sotto is a one happy single man

Vic Sotto

Talks about being single

Vic Sotto is known for his charismatic and comedic character until now even if he’s already 57 years old. Despite of the rumors that the actor has a new girlfriend or he and his ex-girlfriend Pia Guanio got back together, Vic Sotto said that he’s a single but happy man.

“Alam mo lovelife ko hindi naman sa isang tao lang. Hindi naman yung lovelife na tinutukoy natin. I enjoy my kids, I enjoy my grandchildren. Hindi kailangan ng lovelife para maging masaya ka. Maraming mga bagay at pagkakataon na pwede kang sumaya.”, he said. Vic also denied the rumors that he now has a relationship with a flight attendant. “Tagal na nun eh. Yung dating girlfriend ko before Pia was ung flight attendant. Siguro medyo nagulo lang yung timeframe nila,” Vic explained.

Working on his rival network and other shows

Pak! Pak! My Doctor Kwak! is Vic Sotto’s latest movie together with his new leading lady Bea Alonzo. It is co-produced  by Star Cinema, ABS-CBN’s film arm. Vic is one of the few actors who have gained access to all major Philippine television networks; GMA 7, ABS-CBN 2, and TV5. He also have regular shows on the said networks; Eat Bulaga, Laugh or Lose and Ang Darling Kong Aswang.

He was also asked if he has any comment on the ongoing “network wars” and he said:

“Hindi mawawala yun eh kasi it’s part of the business. Kung wala namang kumpetisyon, hindi ka magiging alert. As long as friendly and good competition. Ayaw ko lang yung medyo maruming laban. Pero kung parehas ang laban, patas ang laban kung baga sige pagandahan tayo ng show, pagandahan tayo ng konsepto. It’s good for the industry. It’s good for people working in the industry. More shows more work, more movies. It helps a lot of people. So ung competition hindi mawawala yun and I’m hoping hindi mawawala.”

On May 15, Sunday 6:30pm, Who Wants to be a Millionaire(TV5) will air its new season. The said TV game show program will introduce 2 new life lines: People Speak and Switch giving studio contestants and the audience a greater chance to win cash prizes of up to two million pesos.

Be sure to watch his new movie Pak! Pak! My Doctor Kwak! with Bea Alonzo together with Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo, Pokwang and the new child stars Zaijan Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat.

Jolo Revilla has a crush on Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu

After the rumored break up of Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, one of the hottest love team in our generation, there are many young stars who became interested with the beautiful lass.

First is Simon Atkins, a varsity player from De La Salle University who publicized his admiration with the actress through Twitter. Just like what Phil Younghusband did to Angel Locsin.

Now, Bong Revilla’s son Jolo Revilla is being linked with Kim. According to Paparazzi’s (TV5) co-host Dollie Carvajal, Jolo admitted to her at Boracay during the Lenten week that he admires Kim very much. The young actress was shocked when she was asked by PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last week after she came back from her Star Magic U.S. tour.

“Ano?!” She exclaimed.

“Hindi ko alam ‘yan. Pero, siyempre, kung totoo nga ‘yan, siyempre flattered ako.

“Nakakatuwa na humahanga pala siya sa akin… Kaibigan ko si Jolo.”

When asked if they have a communication, she said:

“Dati, may communication kami,” Kim answered.

“Kaya lang, yung BBM ko… Di ba, nanakaw yung phone ko?

“Ayun, nawala. Na-cut yung BBM ko, so hindi na niya alam yung bagong BBM [number] ko.”

PEP also asked what does she thinks about Jolo. She said:

Jolo Revilla

Sobrang gentleman niya.

“Nung storycon namin ng Binondo Girl, kinukuhanan niya ako ng chair, kinukuhanan niya ako ng mainit na tubig, binubuksan niya yung iinumin ko.

Sabi ko nga sa kanya, ‘Ano ka ba? Anong ginagawa mo?’”

She was also asked if in case Jolo courts her, will he have a chance?

Ano ba ‘yan, si Jolo?!” She laughs.

Nakakagulat talaga, nainitan tuloy ako! Hindi ko alam, bahala na.

Kim Chiu just recently celebrated her 21st birthday last April 19 during her Star Magic tour together with the other Star Magic stars.

Willie Revillame needs a break to reflect

Willing Willie

Willing Willie

After all the controversies thrown to host Willie Revellame of TV’s “Willing Willie” on March 12 episode where he was accused of child abuse, the host decided to take a break to give time for his self to reflect about what happened.

The issue gave the TV show and the network big impact that caused DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development), CHR (Commission on Human Rights) and CBCP (Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines) to be alarmed.  Movie and Television Review and Classification Board then decided to review the controversial episode that’s been talk of the town lately.

Recently, JFC (Jollibee Food Corp.) decided to suspend their ad placement  Mang Inasal  in “Willing Willie” to review the issue.  This action of JFC gained positive responds from the viewers. Procter and Gamble did the same.  According to Yahoo! Phillipines News, P&G Philippines released a statement through Anama Dimapilis of P&G’s Corporate Communications, Brand Public Relations department regarding their decision about the issue.

Willie Revellame

Willie Revellame

While two other sponsors of the show also pulled out their ads, Unilever and Cebuana Lhuillier, CDO-Foodsphere Inc. will no longer continue sponsorship to the show but still stick to their first statement where they wouldn’t pull out their advertisement until the end of their advertisement contract.

On last night’s live airing of “Willing Willie”, Willie announced that he will take a break for to think and reflect whether he’ll continue hosting the show or not.  He asked to give him time to think hard about this matter. But before ending his announcement he didn’t forget to express his reaction on those intriguing him and accusing him of child abuse. He even mentioned celebrities that attacked him through the micro blogging website twitter.

The controversial host also appealed on the suspension issue of his show and bragged to be fair. He said if they’ll be suspended other networks should be suspended also, he’s talking about ABS-CBN’s Goin’ Bulilit and Showtime, where child in Goin’ Bulilit and Showtime dancing the same as Jan Jan’s dance during his program.
Willie assured that if ever he’ll be able to be back, he’ll continue what he have started, giving hope to his fellow Filipinos. Even if advertisers will not support the show, he promised to sacrifice his own salary for the sake of the people who hopes and believes in him.

Starting today, April 9, “Willing Willie” will not be airing live; instead recorded episodes will be shown for the following weeks.

Procter and Gamble suspends TV ads on Willing Willie while MTRCB is discussing about suspension of the show

Jolibee Foods Corporation temporarily pulled out its Mang Inasal ads placements on “Willing Willie” because of the March 12 episode of TV5’s afternoon show Willing Willie where Willie Revillame, the host of the show, taunted and goaded a six-year-old boy into performing a sexually suggestive dance.

Willing Willie

After few days, Procter and Gamble, one of the sponsors of the game show also decided to suspend their advertisement on the show.  According to Ellen Tordesillas on (news.yahoo.ph) P&G Philippines released a statement through Anama Dimapilis of P&G’s Corporate Communications, Brand Public Relations department.

The letter stated: “Procter & Gamble strives to advertise on programs that align with our values as a company and our purpose to touch and improve lives. We routinely monitor the media in which our brands’ messages appear and make advertising decisions that meet our policies and achieve our goals. We are aware of the recent incident in the program of ‘Willing Willie’ and we have suspended advertising on the show beginning April 7, 2011, while the incident is being reviewed and investigated by authorities.”

It is expected that todayApril 7, MTRCB will be announcing their decision regarding these incident.  According to Ellen Tordesillas of Yahoo! OMG! Philippines!,  One of the officials of MTRCB who didn’t want to be named said that there’s no question about the suspension and what’s being discussed is for how long the show will be suspended.

Kapatid Network aired its second prime-time drama

After the success of TV5’s first ever prime time drama “Babaeng Hampaslupa” last week,  last night, March 21, they aired their second  original drama “ Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak”.
The newest drama series starring two new faces in showbiz industry, Arci Muñoz and Ritz Azul  The two beautiful young ladies play the roles of Dahlia and Daisy, two sisters who get enmeshed in the complicated and controversial world of show business in their pursuit of their dream to become successful dancers.
It also has a power- house casts: Ruffa Guttierez , Richard Gomez, Phillip Salvador,Sheryl Cruz, and Valerie Concepcion. And also Victor Basa, Carla Humphries, James Blanco,Tres Marias – Milagring, Mariposa, Luningning.
“The story is about power and fame, about a young woman who wants to become famous.”