Have Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin called it quits too?

Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano

Angel Locsin and Luis ManzanoAfter the breakup of Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo and the alleged separation of Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz, another showbiz couple reportedly called it quits. According to veteran rumormonger and radio show host Cristy Fermin, a reliable source has told her that Locsin and Manzano have also parted ways.

Fermin broke the news in her radio show, Cristy Ferminute aired on Radio 5 Monday afternoon. She didn’t give details as to the cause of the most recent celebrity breakup but vouched for the credibility of her source. Continue reading “Have Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin called it quits too?”

New Set of Pilipinas Got Talent Judges Revealed

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5Top-rating talent show Pilipinas Got Talent will have a new set of judges when its 5th season premieres later this month on ABS-CBN. From the three original judges, namely Freddie M. Garcia, AiAi Delas Alas and Kris Aquino, only Garcia will continue to sit on the judging panel. Delas Alas has transferred to another network while Aquino has begged off from the project due to health reasons.

Joining star-maker Garcia on the judging table are versatile actress Angel Locsin, premier actor Robin Padilla and phenomenal star Vice Ganda. Continue reading “New Set of Pilipinas Got Talent Judges Revealed”

Goodbye Billy Crawford, Hello Luis Manzano: ‘Celebrity Playtime’ Gets New Time Slot and Host

Luis Manzano & Billy Crawford

Luis Manzano & Billy CrawfordKapamilya game show Celebrity Playtime gets a new host in Luis Manzano as it moves to a late evening time slot beginning this Saturday, November 14. The top-rating show will air after Your Face Sounds Familiar at 10:30pm. Taking its former early evening time slot is Dance Kids, a new show which will be hosted by Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga.

According to an official statement released by Kane Ochoa, head of ABS-CBN’s Integrated Corporate Communications, the network, Billy Crawford and his management, ALV Talents Circuit, mutually decided to relinquish the hosting chores in Celebrity Playtime to Manzano as it is a network policy that artists can’t be seen in two consecutively airing programs. Crawford is the host of the hit impersonation reality show, Your Face Sounds Familiar, which is currently on its second season. Read the full ABS-CBN statement below: Continue reading “Goodbye Billy Crawford, Hello Luis Manzano: ‘Celebrity Playtime’ Gets New Time Slot and Host”

Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac return as coaches of The Voice Kids

The Voice Kids Edition

The Voice Kids EditionAfter the highly successful reality singing competition The Voice of the Philippines, a kiddie version, The Voice Kids, featuring talented contestants aged eight to 14, will air on the Kapamilya network this summer. Also making a comeback are three of the first edition’s coaches, namely, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac and Lea Salonga. There will only be three rotating chairs this season, Black Eyed Peas’ apl.d.ap will not be part of the upcoming show.

The first season’s host, Toni Gonzaga, will also not be around for this edition. Instead, her sister and V Reporter Alex Gonzaga will share hosting chores with former Minute to Win It host, Luis Manzano. Toni is reportedly returning as host of the second regular edition which will air after The Voice Kids ends. Continue reading “Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac return as coaches of The Voice Kids”

“I’m proudly Angel Locsin’s boyfriend” – Luis Manzano

Luis Manzano Angel Locsin

Luis Manzano Angel LocsinActor-host Luis Manzano confirmed that he and actress Angel Locsin are back in each other’s arms after breaking up three years ago. In an interview aired on Buzz ng Bayan on Sunday, the Minute To Win It host proudly announced that he is Angel’s boyfriend.

“I’m proudly her boyfriend,” Manzano said when host Boy Abunda asked about the status of his relationship with Locsin.

The couple’s reconciliation made headlines last month after Locsin publicly admitted that she still has feelings for Manzano, her former boyfriend of two years, during a press conference for her then upcoming series, The Legal Wife. Continue reading ““I’m proudly Angel Locsin’s boyfriend” – Luis Manzano”

Will love be sweeter the second time around for Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano?

Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano

Angel Locsin and Luis ManzanoAngel Locsin surprised everyone with her revelation that she still has feelings for former boyfriend, Luis Manzano, during the blog conference of her upcoming teleserye, The Legal Wife, on Wednesday.

“Mahal ko pa rin siya, mahal ko siya talaga. Nag-uusap kami, inaayos namin ‘yung mga naiwan namin na mga issue dati, two years rin ‘yun na nag-iiwasan kami. Pasensiya na naluluha ako, hindi ako kailan man nagsinungaling sa inyo,” an emotional Angel said.

The actress also clarified that she’s just being honest and did not make the revelation so that her new series will get some buzz. She also denied allegations that Luis has something to do with her breakup with footballer Phil Younghusband in October last year.

“For the longest time, hindi talaga kami nag-uusap (ni Luis). Iniiwasan talaga namin ang isa’t isa for two or three years. So walang makakapagsabi na naglalandian kami kasi nagiiwasan talaga kami ng napakahabang panahon,” Angel explained.

Locsin also shared that she and Luis talked during the New Year.

“Pinag-uusapan namin ‘yung mga bagay na hindi namin pinag-uusapan …Pero masaya ako na okay na kami,” she said.

Meanwhile, Luis reportedly visited Angel in a dressing room at the ABS-CBN compound after learning about his former girlfriend’s declaration. The Minute To Win It host admitted feeling surprised about what Angel said but happy that they are starting to talk again and patch things up.

When asked if he, too, still has feelings for Angel, the actor-host replied on the affirmative.

“Mahal ko naman si Angel, definitely. Especially nga itong nangyari nung Christmas and New Year’s parang everything has been rekindled. It’s so hard to put it into words. Pero let the smiles on our faces, well for her case the tears on her eyes, speak on our behalf,” Luis said.

He also denied rumors that Angel was a third party in his  breakup with Jennylyn Mercado and echoed Angel’s statement that they have not been in speaking terms since breaking up in 2009.

Luis Manzano: Actor-Host Par Excellence

Luis Manzano

Luis ManzanoLuis Manzano, born Luis Philippe Santos Manzano on April 21, 1981 and also known by the nickname Lucky, is a Filipino actor, TV host, VJ and model. He is the son of award-winning actors, Edu Manzano and Vilma Santos.

He studied at De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila, with a major in Hotel and Restaurant Institution Management. He started his career as a commercial model for a clothing brand and tried his luck in showbusiness after graduating. Continue reading “Luis Manzano: Actor-Host Par Excellence”