gabby, kaCAMEO sa sharon-ai-ai movie!


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Ikatutuwa ni KC Concepcion at fans nina Gabby Concepcion at Sharon Cuneta ang pagkakaroon ng cameo role ng actor sa movie ng megastar at AiAi delas Alas na Mother’s Day presentation ng Star Cinema.

Nakunan na ang eksena ni Gabby, pero hindi si Sharon ang kasama niya sa eksena, pero magkasunod ang kanilang eksena. Hindi rin sila nagkasama sa shooting. Siguro naman, magkikita at hindi na sila mag-iiwasan sa premiere night ng pelikulang dinidirehe ni Wenn Deramas.

Hindi kaya magkaroon ng isyu ang paglabas ni Gabby sa Star Cinema movie sa kontrata niya sa GMA Films na dapat sa kanila ang kanyang comeback movie?

Sabagay, maiksi lang ang partisipasyon niya sa Sharon -Ai Ai movie.

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rosanna roces : umakting nguni’t kulang!


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MANILA, Philippines – Swak sa Mahal na Araw ang indie film na Pasang Krus starring Rosanna Roces (graded B ng Cinema Evaluation Board).

Kuwento ng pagdurusa ng isang ina dahil sa kahirapan – ng kanyang mga anak na mga naligaw ng landas matapos barilin ang kanilang ama dahil sa away sa lupa.

Background ng kuwento nang tumakas ang buntis na si Rosanna bitbit ang apat na anak dahil sa pangangamkam ng lupa ng pulitiko sa kanilang bayan. Sa pagtakas nila, nadala nila lahat ng dokumento ng mga lupain.

Magri-report sana sila sa pulis pero nakita nilang ang mismong bumaril sa kanyang asawa ang nasa presinto kaya nag-desisyon silang umalis na lang. Habang nagmamadali silang tumakas, nahiwalay ang anak niyang panganay dala ang bag na may mga dokumento.

Wala na siyang chance na hanapin kaya nag-decide na lang silang umalis kasama ang tatlong anak. Napadpad sila sa Maynila. Pero habang naghahanap sila ng pupuntahan ay biglang nawala ang isa pa niyang kasamang anak na babae, si Adora.

Wala na naman siyang nagawa dahil ang laki ng tiyan niya, bitbit pa ang dalawang anak.

Hanggang inabot ng panganganak sa kalsada. May isang nagmagandang loob at pinatira sila sa dating kulungan ng baboy.

Hanggang lumaki na ang natira na niyang anak na bale tatlo na lang – lahat lalaki.

Dahil sa sobrang hirap ng buhay, napasok sa kung anu-anong illegal na gawain ang mga ito. Ang isa, nakulong dahil napatay ang asawang nangaliwa, ang isa naging snatcher hanggang nasama sa kidnap for ransom pero sa kasamaang palad ay nabaril. Ang anak naman niyang bunso ay ginamit para magtulak ng droga pero binalikan siya ng mga nag-utos sa kanya dahil isinumbong niya. Pinatay din ito.

Ang anak niyang babaeng nawala ay biglang nakita nila sa TV na nanawagan sa pamilya. May sakit ito sa kidney at kailangang operahan. May mga tumulong para mapaopera si Adora na ginampanan ni Lorraine Shuck.

Pero hindi sumuko si Rosanna. Hindi rin siya nag-give up sa paghingi ng tulong sa Diyos at naniniwalang darating ang oras na matatapos din ang kanyang pasang krus.

Nagkatotoo naman, dahil ang nawawala niya palang panganay na anak ay nakapag-aral sa tulong ng mag-asawang umampon sa kanya at nakuha ang mga lupang kinamkam ng congressman sa kanilang bayan. Na-elect din siyang konsehal.

Medyo gamit na ang kuwento ng pelikula.

Nakulangan din ako sa acting ni Rosanna. Naghihintay kami ng matinding eksena mula sa nag­ba­balik na aktres. Parang mas magaling siya noon.

Maiksi lang din ang role nina Joross Gamboa at Jao Mapa. Si Ketchup Eusebio lang ang medyo mahaba-haba ang role pero namatay naman siya.

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TV5’s ‘Talentadong Pinoy’ Enters the TV Ratings Game,‘Hotshots’ and ‘Pinoy Bingo Night’ Missed the Top 10 in Mega Manila TV Ratings


In the arena of Philippine television that is GMA versus ABS-CBN, two shows from the “3rd” network made it to the Top 10 last Saturday and Sunday.

Talentadong Pinoy is a reality talent search on TV5 inspired by America’s Got Talent. It is aired every Saturday afternoon with Ryan Agoncillo as host.

In an interesting turn of events, Talentadong Pinoy was able to enter the daytime race last Saturday by posting a rating of 14.1% which is good for 9th place.

Another TV5 program entered the daytime Top 10, thanks to Nicktoons’ Spongebob Squarepants. The popular cartoon program garnered 10.2% last Saturday which is good for 10th place. The next day, Spongebob climbed to no. 7 with 9.9% beating GMA’s Black Jack and Rockman Stream.

TOP 10 DAYTIME AND PRIMETIME PROGRAMS
(March 27-29, 2009; AGB)

March 27, Friday

Daytime

1. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) – 24.6%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) – 21.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 20.4%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 19.6%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) – 17.1%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) – 15.5%
7. Slamdunk (GMA-7) – 12.3%
8. Pokemon (GMA-7) / Parekoy (ABS-CBN) / Pieta (ABS-CBN) – 12%
9. Lalola (GMA-7) – 11.9%
10. Doraemon (GMA-7) – 10.7%

Primetime

1. Zorro (GMA-7) – 33.4%
2. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) – 33.3%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / All About Eve (GMA-7) – 28.7%
4. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) – 28.6%
5. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) – 28%
6. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) – 26.2%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 25.4%
8. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) – 25.1%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 22.4%
10. Family Feud (GMA-7) – 19.1%

March 28, Saturday

Daytime

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 24.6%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) – 16.8%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 16.1%
4. Joey’s Quirky World (GMA-7) – 15.2%
5. Startalk (GMA-7) – 13.1%
6. Bakugan Battle Brawlers (GMA-7) – 11.8%
7. Maynila (GMA-7) – 11.3%
8. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) – 11.2%
9. Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) – 10.8%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) – 10.2%

Primetime

1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 31%
2. Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) – 27.3%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 24.7%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 20.7%
5. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) – 17.4%
6. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) – 17.3%
7. Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) – 17.3%
8. XXX (ABS-CBN) – 17%
9. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) – 14.1%
10. Cool Center: Hello, It’s Me! (GMA-7) – 12.2%

March 29, Sunday

Daytime

1. SOP (GMA-7) – 15.4%
2. Joey’s Quirky World (GMA-7) / ASAP ‘09 (ABS-CBN) – 14.3%
3. Dear Friend: Karibal (GMA-7) 12.3%
4. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) – 11.9%
5. Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) / Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) – 11.7%
6. Your Song Presents Underage (ABS-CBN) – 11%
7. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) – 9.9%
8. Black Jack (GMA-7) – 9.8%
9. Rockman Stream (GMA-7) 8.9%
10. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 8.7%

Primetime

1. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) – 26%
2. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 21.9%
3. My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad (GMA-7) – 21.1%
4. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 21%
5. All Star K (GMA-7) – 20.9%
6. Sharon (ABS-CBN) – 19.1%
7. Ful Haus (GMA-7) – 18.6%
8. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) – 16.7%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 16.1%
10. SNBO: Matrix Revolutions (GMA-7) – 13.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen via PEP

… and in a RELATED DEVELOPMENT…

Hot Shot and Pinoy Bingo Night are two ABS-CBN programs that premiered last Monday but both failed to enter the daytime and primetime Top 10 in Mega Manila respectively.

The Taiwanese series topbilled by Jerry Yan and Wu Chun wasn’t able to enter daytime’s Top 10 programs in Mega Manila. The same fate happened to Pinoy Bingo Night which started its run in the primetime race last Monday.

But when we talk about the nationwide tv ratings, it’s good news for both shows. According to a survey conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres, Hot Shot debuted in the daytime race nationwide with 12.8% which is good for 9th place. Pinoy Bingo Night, on the other hand, premiered with a 21.9% rating which is good for 10th place in the primetime race nationwide.

TOP 10 DAYTIME AND PRIMETIME PROGRAMS IN MEGA MANILA
(March 30, Monday; AGB Nielsen)

Daytime

1. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) – 25.3%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) – 24.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.4%
4. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) – 19.9%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 17.4%
6. Lalola (GMA-7) / Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) – 12.5%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) – 9.2%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) – 8.5%
9. SiS (GMA-7)- 7.7%
10. Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) – 5.3.3%

Primetime

1. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) – 37.2%
2. Zorro (GMA-7) – 36.7%
3. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) – 32.4%
4. All About Eve (GMA-7) – 30.1%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 29.1%
6. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) – 27.6%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 26.1%
8. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) – 26%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 23.4%
10. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) – 16.4%

TOP 10 DAYTIME AND PRIMETIME PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE
(March 30, Monday; Taylor Nelson Sofres)

Daytime

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 24.7%
2. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) – 21.2%
3. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) – 20%
4. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) – 17.1%
5. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 16.7%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) – 15.6%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) – 15.1%
9. Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
10. Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) – 12%

Primetime

1. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) – 38.4%
2. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) – 34.5%
3. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) – 34.1%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 32.7%
5. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) – 30.2%
6. Zorro (GMA-7) – 28%
7. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) – 25.7%
8. All About Eve (GMA-7) – 23.1%
9. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 22.9%
10. Pinoy Bingo Night (ABS-CBN) – 21.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen for Mega Manila ratings, TNS for Nationwide ratings via PEP

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sexy actor SUSPECT sa pagkapaslang ng isang dentista


BAKIT KAYA AYAW mamatay-matay ang isyu ng pagkakasangkot ng isang hindi na aktibong sexy actor tungkol sa pagkakapaslang sa isang kilalang dentista sa isang bayan na hindi kalayuan sa Maynila?

Kalat na kalat na ang kuwento. Marami kaming tinatanggap na mensahe sa text na nagsasabing pinagbibintangan sa krimen ang nasabing sexy actor. Pero ang tanong, ganu’ng isinasangkot pala ang sexy actor sa kaganapan, bakit hanggang ngayon nama’y malayang-malaya pa siya?

Nu’ng minsan, tinawagan kami ng isang dating “matalik” na kaibigan ng sexy actor, nandu’n lang daw siya sa plaza at naglalaro ng basketball.
‘Yun ba ang pinaghihinalaang may kinalaman sa pagkapaslang sa doktor? Ganu’n ba ang suspect, parang wala namang kaalam-alam tungkol sa kontobersiyang nagsasangkot sa kanya?

Kung paniniwalaan ang mga kuwento-kuwento, matagal nang magkaibigan ang sexy actor at ang dentista. Kilalang-kilala na raw siya ng mga kasama sa bahay ng doktor, dahil madalas nga siyang magbabad du’n.

Kung anuman ang kanilang transaksiyon, sila lang ang nakaaalam. Pero sa nasabing bayan, pinag-uusapan nang pabulong na malapit na malapit sa doktor ang sexy actor.

Napakalapit sa kontrobersiya ng sexy actor na ito. Ilang taon na ang nakararaan, pumiyok ang kanyang gay benefactor, nakita kasi nito na laging may nakaparadang puting van sa tapat ng bahay ng sexy actor.
Natural, selos ang ugat nu’n, ito nga naman ang gumagastos sa mga luho ng sexy actor, pero bakit meron pa palang ibang bading na pinapapunta sa kanilang bahay ang lalaki?

Nagalit ito, nagsalita sa mga kaibigang manunulat, pero nagdenay naman ang sexy actor. Kaibigan lang daw niya ang bading na palaging nagpupunta sa kanilang bahay, wala raw silang relasyon, tinalo lang daw ng kanyang emosyon ang gay businessman.

Pagkatapos ng insidenteng ‘yun, marami pang sumunod na kuwento tungkol sa sexy actor. May balikbayang bading pang naugnay sa kanya, madalas siyang makitang kasama nito habang nagsi-shopping. Talagang lapitin ng bading ang sexy actor na ito.

Pumapalakpak sa kanya ang mga bading, meron silang mga kamay. Ano nga kayang agimat meron ang sexy actor na ito at ganu’n na lang karaming bading ang nahuhumaling as kanya?

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KAPUSO TOPS in the daytime, KAPAMILYA RULES on PRIMETIME




zaijan jaranillaBased on the report of TNS Philippine for March 23 to 27, the daytime (5am to 6pm) of National weekday Top 10 programs is dominated by GMA shows. If not for “Wowowee” as the number one daytime program, it would have been a sweep for GMA. The weeknight primetime (6pm to 12mn), on the other hand, is ruled by ABS-CBN programs, occupying the top four slots. Here’s the breakdown:

ABS and GMA TV ratings

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todo na ‘to : the RICHARD GUTIERREZ hullaballo


Richard: Gun-toting incident a hoax
RICHARD Gutierrez is leaving for the U.S. on April 2 to join the “Eat Bulaga” show at Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 4. He will be leaving with “Zorro” leading lady Rhian Ramos, so they are now taping some episodes of their show in advance on their set in Bagac, Bataan.

Richard is quite excited as it’s his first time to visit the East Coast. He intends to stay in New York for a few days to take a cruise around Manhattan, watch shows in Broadway and an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden with his youngest brother Richie Paul. He’ll also be meeting some of his high school friends there. He’s scheduled to return to Manila on April 10 (Good Friday) and just rest for one day then return to the set in Bagac to resume taping of “Zorro.”

Richard is just laughing off the rumor that he had a big fight with former TGIS actor Mike Flores (now married to Nina Ricci Alagao) at the recent birthday party of Director Mark Reyes. “It’s not true,” he says. “Ang hilig talagang mag-imbento ng ibang tao. May nangyari pa raw tutukan ng baril. Lahat kami ng mga kasama ko sa ‘Zorro’ were there at walang anumang away na nangyari. I really don’t know kung bakit nagkaroon ng ganyang intriga. Kung sinoman ang naglabas ng ganyang tsismis, I challenge him to face me and I will confront him.”

Even Direk Mark Reyes himself says no such thing happened. “I’m ready to be interviewed just to clear Richard’s name,” he says. “Nahihiya nga ako sa kanya at nang may nag-invent ng ganyang kuwento, sa party ko pa naman.”

Annabelle Rama suspects whoever cooked up the story is mad with Richard because “Zorro” is rating very well. “Obvious na gustong i-down ang anak ko dahil naiinggit sa kanya. Puwes, sa ginagawa nila, lalong pagpapalain ang anak ko at mas tataas pa ang rating ng ‘Zorro,”” says Richard’s protective mom.

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PEP nagpaliwanag sa isyung kinasangkutan nina Richard Gutierrez at Michael Flores
“Para maipaliwanag nang husto ang statement ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa isyu kina Richard Gutierrez at Michael Flores” ang sagot ni Jo-Ann Maglipon sa tanong kung para saan ang presscon na ipinatawag kahapon ng tanghali.

Ikinuwento na rin nito ang pinagsimulan ng isyu na lumabas sa PEP at ang advise niya sa mga taga-PEP na ’wag munang i-upload ang story dahil kulang pa ang information at details at big star ang involved.

“Miscommunication” daw ang nangyari kaya, na-upload ang story, nag-react ang fans at ang ’di fans ni Richard at humaba na ang kuwento.

“I am apologizing for the inadvertent uploading of the story. I’m apologizing to the Gutierrez family, Michael Flores, Epi Quizon, PEP readers and most specially to Richard. It was very unfair to everybody.”

Saan nanggaling ang details na nagkaroon ng gulo between Richard and Michael sa birthday party ni Direk Mark Reyes sa Oceana Restaurant kamakailan?

“Like I said, I get information from my staff. We have a witness from inside the restaurant and one at the parking lot.

“Open-ended ang story na ito, the research was aborted dahil na-upload na ’di pa kumpleto ang details. I want to apologize in the lax of editorial procedure.”

Kung walang nangyari, bakit may lumabas na witnesses?

“Exactly! This is the beginning of the story.”

Imbento lang ba ang istoryang banggaan niya Richard at Michael?

“Hindi ko pa alam dahil hindi ko pa nakakausap lahat ng sinasabing tao na involved. Nag-deny si Leo Martinez na may nangyari at nag-deny din si Michael.

“Naunahan ng uploading na mali, kaya I apologize to all the people involved. I acknowledge our mistake of having prematurely uploading the article.”

Ire-retract ba nila ang story?

“The fact that we pulled out the story, ibig sabihin, I have doubts. Pero, hindi nag-iimbento ang PEP, kulang lang talaga ang information. It was full of holes.”

Is PEP still pursuing the story?

“Hindi pa masabi. Naudlot ang imbestigasyon kaya ’di ko masagot. Pero ’di nag-i-instigate ang PEP kung walang pinagsimulan. But at this time, I’m more inclined to let things come to us than pursuing it.”

Credible ba ang witnesses nila?

“Oo, dahil walang motibo para siraan nila ang sinuman.”

May plano ba silang ilabas ang two witnesses nila?

“Gusto n’yo bang dumugin sila?”

Alam ni Ms. Jo-Ann na may nag-aakalang tinakot siya at tinarayan ni Annabelle Rama, ina ni Richard, kaya nagpa-presscon at ikokorek ang lumabas sa PEP, heto ang kanyang pahayag.

“Sa experience ko sa kanya, she’s one of the best persons to talk to, diretso kaming nag-usap and I know where I stand.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m not doing this because I was coerced. I will not be bullied into saying anything I don’t believe kahit may bantang demanda.”

Sa presscon, sinabi rin ni Ms. Jo-Ann na sa pag-uusap nila ni Annabelle, hindi na nito itutuloy ang demanda sa PEP at sa writer provided kinorek niya ang lumabas, pero after the presscon, ang sabi ng publicist ng mga Gutierrez na si Jun Lalin, hindi happy si Annabelle dahil hindi tuwirang sinabi na walang nangyaring away kina Richard at Michael at nag-apologize lang si Jo-Ann sa premature uploading ng story at walang ni-retract.         Hindi pa tapos ang isyung ito kung ganu’n! (As of presstime, ang balita namin ay maghaharap at mag-uusap pa sina Jo-Ann at Tita Annabelle. Kung magiging maganda ang resulta ng ‘meeting’ nila, maaaring hindi na ituloy ng huli ang pagdedemanda. Kung sakali namang hindi magkasundo, sinabi ni Jo-Ann na handa silang harapin ang asunto. �” IFF)

Samantala, narito ang opisyal na pahayag ni Jo-Ann na ipinost sa mismong PEP site at binasa ni Boy Abunda sa Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) nu’ng isang gabi: “This is a statement of clarification, correction, and apology.

“Yesterday, March 29, at a little past 4:15 p.m., the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) uploaded a story on Richard Gutierrez and Michael Flores alleging that the two actors had a confrontation on March 28 at director Mark Reyes’s birthday celebration.

“The four-paragraph story ended by saying that PEP ‘at press time is still investigating the incident.’

“The fact is that a report did reach PEP about an incident that reportedly occurred at around 1 a.m. of March 29, allegedly involving Richard Gutierrez and Michael Flores.

“When I was told about this incident, I recognized that it was of interest to the public, and gave instructions to the staff to investigate further.

“At around 7:20 p.m., my attention was called to the story having been uploaded in the site, I had it pulled out immediately.

“I felt that, at that point, we had not exhausted our probe into the facts of the incident. While we were able to get in touch with Michael Flores, Epy Quizon, and Leo Martinez, who were all guests at the party, we had not as yet interviewed other personalities, particularly Richard Gutierrez. For this we apologize.

“To Richard Gutierrez, Michael Flores, and Epy Quizon who were named in the story, to PEP readers who may have been confused, and, again, to Richard Gutierrez whose side of the story we failed to get, our sincerest apologies.

“PEP will always maintain the best standards of web reportage, and, on the unhappy occasion that it fails to do so, will acknowledge its error.”

nitz miralles/journal online

now shooting : “LITTLE BOY/BIG BOY”


paolo riveroPaolo Rivero will lead the cast of BEYOND the BOX and Viva Digital’s “Little Boy/Big Boy” which will feature a sizzling orgy scene of gay men. Director Joselito Alterejos’ boldest movie to date, it has lots of sexy and sensitive scenes.

Written by Lex Bonife, “Little Boy/Big Boy” is a story of a gay man, Raymund (Paolo Rivero) who is enjoying his gay life to the fullest until he is confronted by the sudden responsibility of being a parent to his nephew, Zach (Renz Valerio). While taking care of Zach, Raymund finds himself in the middle of building a relationship with his new lover, Tim (Douglas Robinson).

The story also tackles the differences on view about fidelity in homosexual relationship and shows the capacity of a gay man for an “unconditional love”; that a gay man is not just an organism of pleasure, but he can also be a source of nurturing and care.

Shoot starts April 1.

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BANKABLE STARS


May kasabihan ang mga producers na “there’s no such thing as a formula movie.” Walang guarantee kung kikita ang movie o kung malulugi ito.

Sa panahon noong araw—na umaabot ng mahigit 200 movies ang naipo-produce at naipapalabas sa loob ng isang taon—until now ay walang makapagsasabi kung ano ang talagang nagugustuhan ng mga moviegoers.

May action movie na dinumog ng tao at merong action movie na halos walang nanood kundi ang mga may hawak lang ng passes. May drama na nilangaw at may drama rin namang iniyakan ng mga tao sa sinehan. May comedy na tinawanan at may comedy na iniyakan ng producer.

Siguro ang tanging bankable lang na matatawag ay ang love team at rivalries ng mga artistang tulad ni Nora Aunor at Vilma Santos, kasama na sina Susan Roces at Amalia Fuentes. Ang nagdadala ng benta ng kanilang movies ay ang mga fans na halos lahat yata ay moviegoers. Tuwing first day ng mga pelikula nila ay nakapila na ang kanilang mga fans na minsan ay may dala pang streamers.

Kahit sabihing hindi madali ang mag-promote ng movies noong araw (dahil wala pang internet at konti pa lang ang may television) ang word of mouth ay very reliable. Hindi lang hinihintay ang movies na yun kundi mismong sarah2mga fans ang nagkakalat ng balita na maganda ang movie ng kanilang idolo. At nagiging sensational ang isang movie kapag may mga fans na nag-away sa loob ng sinehan.

Sa panahon ngayon na mahina na ang movie industry ay lalong nahihirapan ang mga producers sa paggawa ng pelikula. Mas mahirap isipin kung ano ang formula para ang movie ay kumita. Despite the presence of technology ay walang nakakasiguro sa kikitain ng isang movie. Ilang MMFF entries ang hindi kumita ng mga nakaraang taon? Even Baler na siyang nanalo ng Best Picture ay hindi man lang nakabawi sa puhunan.

The other year ay ganun din ang kapalaran ng Magkaibigan na pinangunahan ni Sen. Jinggoy Estrada at Lorna Tolentino. May nagsasabi nga na siguradong kikita ang Magkaibigan kung iba ang ginawang lead star. On the other hand, ang Baler ay may sikat na leading lady at leading man na parang love team na rin dahil love story ang tema. Pero bakit hindi kumita?

Ang love team mentality ng mga fans ay nagmumula sa charisma ng leading lady. Pero kailangan ang magandang support ng leading man. Hindi raw kinagat ng mga tao ang Love Me Again na pinagbidahan ni Angel Locsin at Piolo Pascual dahil wala raw chemistry ang lead stars. To consider na may sariling fans si Angel at may sarili ring fans si Piolo, siguro nga ay hindi appropriate ang kanilang team up.

Hindi nakapagtataka kung kumita man ang When I Met You ni KC Concepcion at Richard Gutierrez. Since produced ng GMA Films kaya full blown ang promotion sa GMA-7. Pero short of expectation ang kinita ng nasabing movie dahil hindi raw nakalagpas sa 100 million. Mas malaki ang kinita ng first movie team-up ni KC at Richard na For The First Time na gawa ng Star Cinema.

Wala naman sigurong kinalaman ang producers. Mas marami ang nagsasabi na tila nagsasawa na ang mga tao sa tandem ni KC at Richard. Obvious naman kasing pang-pelikula at pakilig lang sila. Mas may dating siguro kung nagsahog sila ng bagong artista gaya ng mga upcoming comedians.

On the contrary, alam din ng mga tao na pampelikula at pampakilig lang ang love team ni Sarah Geronimo at John Lloyd Cruz. Pero ang A Very Special Love ay napakalaki ang kinita kaya binansagan agad si Sarah na Box Office Princess. Ang sequel na You Changed My Life ay walang pinagkaiba ang dami ng nanood. Kaya confirmed hit maker na si Sarah.

Noong una ay curious ang tao kung talagang may galing sa acting si Sarah. Pero nagustuhan yata ang pairing nila ni John Lloyd. Mapapansin na parehong clean image sina Sarah at John Lloyd. Maganda raw ang chemistry nina Sarah at John Lloyd dahil naiba ang screen partner ni John Lloyd habang si Sarah naman ay hindi puro kanta lamang. At this early ay may plano na para sa 3rd movie nina Sarah at John Lloyd.

Ang isa pang certified love team ay sina Marian Rivera at Dingdong Dantes. Although mababa ang rating ng Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang ay malamang na mag-hit kung gagawa sila ng movie. Ang pagiging mataray o suplada image ni Marian ay lalong nakadagdag sa dami ng kanyang fans. Ang pagkahiwalay naman ni Dingdong kay Karylle ay positive din ang epekto sa movie career ni Dingdong.

Ang isang premise na magandang pag-isipan ay kung sakaling pagsasamahin sa isang movie si Sarah, Marian, Angel at KC. Kahit siguro walang leading men ay tiyak na bebenta ang kanilang movie dahil hindi puwedeng pabayaan ng mga tao ang ganito katinding casting ng isang movie. Lalo na siguro kung maganda, malalim at makabuluhan ang istorya.

Considering the stature of the four stars, makayanan kaya ng production ang mataas na talent fee? Noong isang taon ay may tsismis na kumalat. Inaalok daw si Sharon ng 100 million para gumawa ng movie opposite Gabby Concepcion. For delicadeza purposes ay tumanggi si Sharon. Walang confirmation kung totoo ito o hindi. As for the talent fee ng mga big stars, walang estimates na makuha dahil puro confidential ang mga figures.

How about a rivalry among the four of them? KC versus Marian? Angel versus Sarah? Puwedeng ibalik ang panahon ng mga movie fans noong araw. Madali namang mag-organize ng fans club lalo na ngayon sa panahon ng internet. Naglipana ang mga yahoo groups ng iba-ibang fans club. Nakakagulat ngang malaman na si Susan Roces pala ay may 2 pang fan website. At may mga forum kung saan mababasa ang post ng mga fans ni Manilyn Reynes.

Pahirap nang pahirap ang movie industry as a whole. Pakonti nang pakonti ang mga mainstream movies. Kung magkakasundo ang malalaking tv networks na pagsamahin ang kanilang mga big stars, at kung papayag ang nasabing mga big stars na gumawa ng isang monumental movie, maaaring maging susi ito ng muling pagbangon ng movie industry. Baka muling makuha ang interes ng mga moviegoers. Baka muling pilahan ang first showing ng mga local movies.

Ang nakakatuwang isipin ngayon ay ang pagkakaroon ng mga so-called bankable stars. Kahit paano ay meron pa rin tayong mga artista na hahatak ng mga moviegoers papasok sa mga sinehan. Sana ay mas lalong ma-utilize ang ating mga bankable stars para sa ikauunlad ng movie industry.

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gretchen & tony boy : HIWALAY NA!


SINAGOT ni Gretchen Barretto kahapon sa Ruffa and Ai ang isa sa tatlong katanungang dinedma niya sa Tough Ten segment ng The Buzz noong Sunday.
Ayon kay Gretchen, wala na ang kanyang ‘groom-to-be’ (na isang influential person) kaya dedma na lang siya sa tanong na kung sinabihan na ba siyang ‘Will you marry me?’ ng kanyang ‘groom-to-be.’
Kahapon ay wala na raw sa isipan niya ang tungkol sa kasal, pero last week daw ay willing pa siya.
Pwede rin daw na magbago na naman siya ng isipan kapag tinanong uli siya next week tungkol sa bagay na ‘yon.
Bukod sa wala na ang kanyang groom-to-be, hiwalay na rin si Gretchen kay Tonyboy Cojuangco.
Sa guesting pa rin ni Gretchen sa Ruffa and Ai ay tinukso niya si Ruffa na may inililihim itong bagong ‘mahal’ at ‘tall, white and handsome’ daw ang guy.
Natawa lang si Ruffa dahil imaginary lang daw ang lalaking tinutukoy ni Gretchen.
At any rate, nabalitaan namin na bibigyan ni Tim Yap sina Gretchen at Ruffa ng ‘Single & Fabulous’ party.

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Maxim Philippines Turns Gay with Mocha on the Cover


The first “Gay and Lesbian” issue of Maxim Philippines has the most controversial cover in any men’s magazine ever published in the country!

Maxim Philippines shakes up the men’s magazine’s genre this April with uber-sexy singer Mocha on the cover. Mocha, a self-confessed bisexual and the front woman of the girl group “Mocha Girls”, posed on the cover of Maxim together with back-up singer Hershey depicting a lesbian gesture that will surely titillate the magazine’s predominant male readers.

Also featured in the Gay and Lesbian issue of Maxim Philippines is an article called “Gays Night Out” in which tv host Boy Abunda and four other prominent gay celebrities hold a roundtable discussion of gay issues.

And the Gay and Lesbian issue will not be complete without the artist formerly known as Rustom Padilla. The Curious Case of Binibini Gandanghari chronicles the transformation of the country’s most popular transgendered person.

Maxim Philippines April 2009 issue is now available wherever magazines are sold.

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oh, my PAPAs!


Take your pick!

1. Marco Morales. The Frontal Nudity King, his last release in “Booking.”

2. JC Tiuseco. “Survivor Philippines” first winner, he branches into acting through “Dear Heart.”

3. Phil Younghusband. He’s Del Monte Fit & Right endorser.

4. John Lopez. “Survivor Philippines” finalist who was an auto mechanic and part-time model who has shifted to acting.

5. Nico Antonio. Actor of “Minsan Pa” and “Kubrador,” he’s starting over his entertainment career as a singer.

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Willie to build P400 million studio-mall complex


willie revillame“Wowowee” host Willie Revillame is building a studio-mall complex in the lot he bought with an existing building across the audience entrance of the ELJ Communications Center, the new ABS-CBN building.

Costing P400 million, Willie’s build a 10-storey building as designed by Architect Willie Gan. It will house a theater, a studio, a mall, office spaces for rent and a penthouse which will be his residence and office.

This lot was not the original site that Willie wanted to build an office-mall complex. For nostalgia reason, it was a lot with an old building in Morato Ave. where he used to live when he was still down and out. It did not push through as Willie wanted to pay only P70 million from the owner’s asking price of P80 million.

Where will Willie get the P400 million to build the mall-office complex? Of course, loan it from banks.

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