BBC Features AlDub Phenomenon

Aldub and the aswang gang by olrakbustrider courtesy of BBC

BBC is the latest international news agency that has taken notice of the phenomenon simply called AlDub.  In an article titled ‘AlDub’: A social media phenomenon about love and lip-synching, BBC dissected how new comers Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza became instant celebrities and a force to reckon with on television and social media.  The full article follows: Continue reading “BBC Features AlDub Phenomenon”

Angel Locsin will no longer star in ‘Darna’ remake due to spinal injury

Angel Locsin - Darna

Angel Locsin - DarnaKapamilya star Angel Locsin appeared on Tonight with Boy Abunda on Monday night to announce that she will no longer reprise the role of Darna in the upcoming movie ramake of the Mars Ravelo classic. An emotional Locsin explained that she has decided to bow out of the Star Cinema project due to her health condition.  According to Angel, she has developed a disc bulge in her spine because of several horseback riding accidents from previous projects as well as from her current training for the Darna movie.

Angel also told Boy Abunda that her condition has worsen and that there were times that she can’t get up or walk and the pain is too much that she needed to be rushed to the hospital.  She also said that with her condition, she can no longer do fight scenes and might not be able to bear a child in the future. Because of these, Angel said she had to give up the iconic role because she do not want to jeopardize her health and be a cause of delay for the production. Continue reading “Angel Locsin will no longer star in ‘Darna’ remake due to spinal injury”

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Claudine Barretto returns to MMK after 20 years

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Claudine Barretto return in MMKAfter the massive success of her comeback film Etiquette for Mistresses, the Optimum Star Claudine Barretto is returning to television via the longest running drama anthology series, Maalaala Mo Kaya, this Saturday. It will be Claudine’s third appearance in the top-rating and multi-awarded Kapamilya program. Her previous appearances in MMK were way back in 1993 (Walkman) and 1996 (Valentine Card), more than twenty years ago.

For her upcoming MMK episode, Claudine will portray the role of Leni, a woman who was sexually abused by her own father at a very young age. Joining her in the cast are Gardo Versoza, who will play Leni’s abusive father, and teen actress Mika Dela Cruz as her younger sister. It will be directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and written by Benjamin Logronio. The episode will be aired this Saturday after Home Sweetie Home on ABS-CBN. Continue reading “Claudine Barretto returns to MMK after 20 years”

Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil label their relationship as “exclusive”

Liza Sobrano and Enrique Gil

Liza Sobrano and Enrique GilEveryday I Love You stars Liza Sobrano and Enrique Gil confirmed that they are “exclusive” to each other in a report published on Pep.ph.  However, Gil was quick to clarify that they are not yet a couple.

“Kahit hindi pa kami, basta exclusive. Alam mo ‘yung bawal siya sa iba, bawal rin ako sa iba,” Gil explains of the vague label. He added that it was both their decision to use the term to describe their relationship. Continue reading “Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil label their relationship as “exclusive””

CA orders Willie Revillame’s arrest over child abuse case

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Willie RevillameControversial comedian-TV host Willie Revillame is in hot water once again after the Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered his immediate arrest regarding the child abuse case filed against him in 2011.  The CA’s ruling, written by Associate Justice Maria Luisa Quijano-Padilla, affirmed the 2013 decision of Quezon City RTC Branch 86 presiding judge Roberto Buenaventura that there is probable cause in the filing of a criminal case and the arrest of Revillame on charges of child abuse and exploitation.

The CA ruling also said that Revillame’s “arrest and arraignment should now ensue so that this case may properly proceed to trial, where the merits of both parties’ evidence and allegations may be weighed.” Continue reading “CA orders Willie Revillame’s arrest over child abuse case”

Showbiz personalities join the election frenzy

Pinoy Celebrities in politics

Pinoy Celebrities in politicsA number of Pinoy celebrities has filed Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) this week, laying bare their political aspirations in the coming May 2016 elections.  Entertainers seeking government position is not new in Philippine politics.  Didn’t one even made it to Malacanang?  We list down actors, musicians and sports personalities who are running for political office next year. It is up to the voters if their popularity will help them win a political seat.

National level:
Actor Edu Manzano: Senator
Actor Alma Moreno: Senator
Actor Isko Moreno: Senator
Actor Tito Sotto: Senator
Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Senator Continue reading “Showbiz personalities join the election frenzy”

Is Kris Aquino backing out from her MMFF 2015 film with Herbert Bautista?

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Kris AquinoThe Queen of All Media Kris Aquino made a series of intriguing posts on her Instagram account early morning of Wednesday, October 7.  The first 3 posts were cryptic but after her followers started asking questions about what she was talking about, the Etiquette for Mistresses star finally provided hints as to what she’s going through on a final post.

Apparently, the controversial actress-host’s request for her upcoming movie was not met by the producers.  The cinematographer she particularly asked for can’t do the project because of scheduling conflicts.  Hence, she had to say no. Continue reading “Is Kris Aquino backing out from her MMFF 2015 film with Herbert Bautista?”