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P127-M Copyright Case against Willie Revillame

ABS-CBN network has filed a copyright infringement case against the estranged talent Willie Revillame, his company Wil Productions, Inc., and the president of his new home network, TV5′s Ray Espinosa.

The network signed the complaint at the Makati Regional Trial Court last November 24, stating that the parties in question “deliberately and intentionally imitated ‘Wowowee,’” a top-rating noontime show which Revillame previously hosted on ABS-CBN, thereby violating section 172.2 of the Intellectual Property Code.

The format of the new show Willing Willie is disturbingly of the same format that of the previous show Wowowee. Even their production numbers, games like Big Time Ka and Willtime Bigtime, the lighting, camera angles, studio audience seat layout and down to the stage and set design are all strikingly similar to Wowowee, thus “stealing” the goodwill that Wowowee has built over the past 5 years of airing in ABS-CBN.

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the airing of Willing Willie is now being asked from the court. Previous TROs we’re dismissed by the Quezon City Regional Trail Court, under the sala of Judge Luisito Cortez, as well as the Court of Appeals. The network is hoping that this time, the TRO will be filed successfully.

Robin Padilla defends ‘Kanto Boys’


MANILA, Philippines – Action star Robin Padilla defended Luis Manzano, John Lloyd Cruz and Billy Crawford, collectively known as “Kanto Boys,” from criticisms that surfaced after they replaced the action star on “Wowowee.”

Critics said Padilla was a better host compared to Manzano, Cruz and Crawford.

Padilla said he should not be compared to the three young guest hosts, noting that they have different styles of hosting.

“Ako ay matanda, ang mga ‘Kanto Boys‘ ay mga bata. Talagang magkaiba po ‘yon. Kaya kung ikukumpara nila ang ‘Kanto Boys’ sa akin ay huwag po sana dahil magkaiba po talaga kami ng style,” Padilla said.

Padilla, who was also criticized while hosting “Wowowee,” appealed to all televiewers to accept “Kanto Boys” the way they accepted him when he was the guest host of the hit afternoon program.

The action star hosted “Wowowee” for 2 weeks only. In his previous interview, Padilla said he was open to hosting “Wowowee” permanently.

Padilla, who is now preparing for his 2 films, admitted that he already missed the show, particularly its female hosts.

“Ayoko lang po kasi na masabi ng tao na ako po ay nang-agaw. Gusto ko lang po talaga ay isang malinaw na usapan,” Padilla said.

Mariel-Zanjoe break-up

A now single Padilla also distanced himself from Mariel Rodriguez and Zanjoe Marudo’s break up.

Padilla, who is being romantically linked to Rodriguez, said he is in no position to comment on the issue. He also hoped that Rodriguez and Marudo would be able to iron things out.

Padilla has repeatedly denied that he is courting Rodriguez. “’Yon po ay sa apat na sulok lang po ng ‘Wowowee.’” -Report by Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Aga Muhlach, with Hectic Sked says, ‘No’ to Wowowee!

MANILA, Philippines – Aga Muhlach has turned down an offer from ABS-CBN to be a guest host of “Wowowee” due to his hectic schedule, his wife said.

Actress Charlene Gonzales, a former beauty queen and a new endorser of a beauty product, disclosed that Muhlach is slated to make 2 movies and a television show.

Gonzales said her husband will work with Regine Velasquez and Angel Locsin in separate movies, and the filming for both projects might start this year.

Also, Muhlach has to prepare for his upcoming TV project with ace comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas, according to Gonzales.

Aside from his hectic schedule, Gonzales also pointed out that Muhlach took into consideration his friendship with Willie Revillame.

Revillame went on “indefinite break” from “Wowowee” after crying foul over purported constant attacks from fellow Kapamilya talent Jobert Sucaldito.

Revillame has asked the management of ABS-CBN to release him from his contract. During their meeting, however, both parties agreed that the controversial TV host would instead take an indefinite break as they “discuss what will be in the best interest of the viewing public.”

During the meeting, Revillame also apologized to the ABS-CBN bosses for his on-air outburst.

Robin Padilla was “Wowowee’s” host for 2 weeks. Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford and John Lloyd Cruz have taken over the job after Padilla left the popular noontime show. (Read more on ABS-CBN and Yahoo! Philippines Entertainment News)

Cesar Montano to replace Robin Padilla as guest host on Wowowee?

Robin Padilla’s hosting stint on ABS-CBN’s noontime show Wowowee will end this Friday and Cesar Montano was reportedly offered to pick up where the former left off.

The award-winning actor confirmed that he has been offered to host the said show for 2 weeks but he needs more details before deciding. “… I have to hear pa ‘yung development kung kailan ako papalit or what,” he said. The network has yet to make a final decision on Cesar’s hosting of Wowowee.

Willie Revillame apologizes to ABS-CBN

In a private meeting yesterday May 24, Willie Revillame apologized to ABS-CBN management for his outburst on Wowowee last May 4. In that particular episode, Willie had threatened to resign if ABS-CBN did not give in to his demand that radio commentator and The Buzz co-host Jobert Sucaldito be fired for airing negative comments about Wowowee over the latter’s radio program. Willie has since been on leave from the leading noontime show.

In an official statement, ABS-CBN has expressed its acceptance of Willie’s apology. The network also announced that Willie will continue to be on indefinite leave but will remain under contract with the Kapamilya network. (Willie’s contract is valid until 2011.)

ABS-CBN also revealed that there will be further discussions with Willie about his work with the network as well as the future of Wowowee.

Jobert Sucaldito: I respect ABS-CBN’s decision on Willie

MANILA, Philippines – Entertainment columnist and host Jobert Sucaldito said Tuesday he respects the decision reached by the management of ABS-CBN and Willie Revillame after their closed-door meeting Monday. 

“Ako kasi ang laging posisyon ko dito is that whatever ang maging desisyon ng management, we will have to respect it kasi they know better,” Sucaldito said.

Sucaldito’s alleged constant criticisms were the source of Revillame’s latest ire that led to the controversial “Wowowee” host resigning from the program. 

In their Monday meeting, Revillame apologized to the ABS-CBN management for his on-air outburst on May 4 over his rift with Sucaldito.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by ABS-CBN, Revillame also apologized for his failure to report to work since May 5. In turn, ABS-CBN management accepted Revillame’s apology. 

Both parties also agreed that Revillame would take an indefinite break effective immediately, but his contract obligations with ABS-CBN will hold. This disallows him to perform similar work for any person or entity in direct competition with ABS-CBN. 

The statement said that at some point, ABS-CBN management and Revillame will discuss what will be in the best interest of the viewing public.

ABS-CBN News asked Revillame for an interview, but the host declined.

Robin Padilla has temporarily replaced Revillame, but he is set to step down as host on Friday. When sought for reaction, Padilla said: “Tayo po ay nandito para huwag pong maapektuhan [ang saya] na dinudulot ng ‘Wowowee.’”

On Tuesday, Cesar Montano told abs-cbnNEWS.com that he has received an offer to host “Wowowee” for 2 weeks, similar to Padilla’s stint. ABS-CBN, however, has not made a final decision on whether Montano would take over as host.

Willie Revillame set to return to Wowowee in August or September


Wowowee main host Willie Revillame has apologized to ABS-CBN management for his outburst last May 4, 2010, and his failure to report to work since May 5, 2010.

ABS-CBN has accepted his apology and the two parties agreed that Willie takes an indefinite break effective immediately, but his contract obligations with the network hold. An ABS-CBN insider reportedly revealed that he is set to return around August or September.

Robin finds it hard to say goodbye to ‘Wowowee’

MANILA, Philippines – Robin Padilla is leaving popular noontime show “Wowowee” with a heavy heart.

The action star, who is set to step down from his hosting job on Friday, admitted that it will not be easy to say goodbye to  the “Wowowee” staff and the show’s viewers.

“Malungkot din kasi naiba na ‘yong buhay ko dito sa ‘Wowowee,’” Padilla said. “Lalong lumalim [ang] pagmamahal [ko] sa mga naghihikahos [nating] mga kababayan.”

Although he is not closing his doors to hosting “Wowowee” full time if Revillame decides to permanently leave the show, Padilla reiterated that Revillame should return to the program.

He also wished that Revillame and Jobert Sucaldito will be able to iron things out before he leaves the show.

“Titingnan po natin ang mga susunod na pangyayari…. Sana bago ako matapos sa Biyernes ay hawak ko na ang balikat ng dalawa. ‘Yon lang ang pangarap ko,” he said.

When asked what he plans to do during his last 4 days on the show, Padilla replied: “Marami po kayong mga sayawan na makikita at kantang ihahandog. Gusto ko din siyempreng magbigay ng handog kay Liezl (Sicangco, Padilla’s former wife). Magbigay ng awit. Abangan ninyo po.”

Robin Padilla might be the new permanent host of Wowowee

Robin Padilla is happy that popular noontime show “Wowowee” continues to do well in terms of television ratings after he took over the show 5 days ago.
“Lahat po ng ginagawa ko dito para po sa inyo… medyo bago po sa atin ang [pagho-host] pero lahat ng ito [ay ginagawa natin para] tayo’y maging masaya,” Padilla said.
Padilla’s hosting stint on “Wowowee” ranked No. 5 on Twitter’s worldwide top trending topics when he was formally introduced as Revillame’s temporary replacement on May 15.
Based on the television ratings data released by global research specialist Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), “Wowowee’s” audience share jumped from 18.1% on May 14 to 20.5% on May 15. The show’s audience share on May 17 was at 20.5%.
“Wowowee” also continued to beat its rival, “Eat Bulaga,” according to the TNS national data. “Eat Bulaga’s” audience share on May 14 was 12.2%; May 15, 13.6% ; and May 17, 11.4%, figures from TNS showed.
Padilla said he is happy to host the show while Revillame remains on indefinite leave. He also vowed to improve his hosting skill.
“Pasensya na po. Marami pa rin po akong pagkakamali. Kapag pinapanood kong mag-isa ang episode, nakikita ko po ang lahat ng pagkakamali ko,” he said.
“Hayaan ninyo po. Pinipilit ko po araw-araw na malagpasan pa kung ano ang nagawa ko noong nakaraang araw. Alam ninyo naman na ako ay [a] man of few words. Akalain mo, ngayon dapat ay maging madaldal [ako]. Iyan ay mahirap,” he added.
The action star also refused to be discouraged by critisim thrown at him since he replaced Revillame.
He said: “Opinion ng tao ‘yan na dapat i-respeto at hindi kontrahin. Dapat nating ligawan. Bilang nagpupumilit na host ng ‘Wowowee,’ dapat nating ligawan ang tao.”

Robin Padilla as the host in Wowowee!


MANILA, Philippines – Last week there are certain things that made Willie Revillame to leave in Wowowee just like the issues that was being thrown to her by Jobert Sucalidito.. and after this Willie Revillame Resigned.. and this week action star Robin Padilla as its “Idol” host on Saturday.

Padilla was warmly welcomed by his co-hosts Pokwang, Mariel Rodriguez, Valerie Concepcion, Carmen Soo, Kelly Misa, Isabelle Abiera and Jed Montero, and Wowowee studio audience.

“Nakaka-mesmerize ang ka-gwapuhan niya,” said Concepcion.

Pokwang, for her part, only had kind words for Padilla.

“Proud po kami sa kanya dahil alam naming first time niya pong ginagawa ito. Hindi siya sanay pero tina-try po niya yung best niya para mapalapit talaga sa lahat ng Pilipinong tumangkilik sa Wowowee,” said Pokwang.

and Robin Padilla is still good at the audience because of her being handsome..

“Taos puso akong nagpapasalamat sa pagtangkilik at mainit na pagtangap sa akin, sa manangement at sa staff ng show, nangangapa pa kasi ako kanina. Kanina nga gusto ko ibigay lahat ng pera sa mga games, kaso hindi pala pwede yun,” Padilla said.

Robin, did offer some flowers for the audience

The excitement further escalated when Padilla’s former leading ladies, including Vina Morales, appeared on the show and he also give flowers to Vina Morales.

Padilla’s Wowowee hosting also made it to the top trending topic on Twitter.

“Maraming, maraming salamat po sa ating mga kababayan. Hindi ko naiintindihan ang Twitter. Ang alam ko lang si Tweety [cartoon character]. Maraming salamat po sa suporta,” said Padilla.

He humbly added that he is just filling the gap in the absence of Willie Revillame, the host of Wowowee.

“Tayo po sa panahong ito ay nagpupuno lamang. Yun naman pong kay Ka Willie, kaibigan po natin yan. Katunayan ako po ay nagpaalam sa kanya bago po natin ginawa ito,” he explained and for that reason the audience was happy and the show goes on.

and this day, Robin Padilla Will still be the host of the Wowowee!