Celebrity couple Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano welcomes baby Seve

Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga

Paul Soriano and Toni GonzagaKapamilya host-actress Toni Gonzaga has given birth to a baby boy on early Friday morning, September 30. Toni’s husband, film director Paul Soriano, broke the good news himself via an Instagram post.

According to Soriano, baby boy Severiano Elliott was born at 5:23 a.m. and weighs 7.2 lbs. He also shared that mother and son are both fine. Continue reading “Celebrity couple Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano welcomes baby Seve”

Toni Gonzaga, Allen Dizon bag top acting awards at FAMAS 2015

Toni Gonzaga & Allen Dizon - FAMAS 2015

Toni Gonzaga & Allen Dizon - FAMAS 2015Kapamilya actress-host Toni Gonzaga and Doble Kara actor Allen Dizon bagged the top acting trophies at the 63rd Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS) awards night held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on Sunday, September 20.

Gonzaga was named Best Actress for her performance in the blockbuster hit Starting Over Again while Dizon took home the Best Actor trophy for his role in the indie film, Magkakabaung.  Sylvia Sanchez (The Trial) and Gabby Eigenmann (Asintado) won as the Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. Continue reading “Toni Gonzaga, Allen Dizon bag top acting awards at FAMAS 2015”

Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga tie the knot today

Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga

Paul Soriano and Toni GonzagaFilm director Paul Soriano and actress-host Toni Gonzaga are set to get married later today, June 12, in a simple but elegant ceremony to be held in the bride’s hometown, Taytay, Rizal. The wedding rites will be held at the Taytay United Methodist Church, where Toni and her family are active members of the congregation.

Toni is reportedly wearing a Vera Wang gown which she bought in Hong Kong while Paul will be donning a Hugo Boss suit. Only the couple’s families and closest friends are invited to the church ceremonies as the venue can only accommodate a limited number of guests. Continue reading “Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga tie the knot today”

Kapamilya stars dominate list of nominees for Yahoo! Celebrity Awards 2014

Yahoo! Celebrity Awards 2014

Yahoo! Celebrity Awards 2014ABS-CBN’s brightest stars, including Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, and Sarah Geronimo, lead the list of nominees for the upcoming Yahoo! Celebrity Awards 2014 (formerly OMG! Awards). The annual awards, now on its 4th year, was formally launched on June 6 at Amber Lounge in BGC. Yahoo! Celebrity Awards honors the country’s most popular personalities from the fields of movies, music, radio and television, as voted by their fans from across the world.

This year, 140 nominees will vie for top ranks across 28 categories, including ten new categories: Celebrity Couple, Celebrity Family, Male and Female Hothletes, Band of the Year, Male and Female ‘Kontrabida’, Emerging Band, Song of the Year and Social Media Star. Continue reading “Kapamilya stars dominate list of nominees for Yahoo! Celebrity Awards 2014”

‘The Buzz’ to return with Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga this Sunday

Toni Gonzaga - Boy Abunda - Kris Aquino

Toni Gonzaga - Boy Abunda - Kris AquinoAccording to unconfirmed reports, The Buzz, the longest-running weekly entertainment news and talk show on Philippine television, is slated to make a comeback with King of Talk Boy Abunda, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino and Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga as hosts very soon. If rumors are to be believed, The Buzz will return on air on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Abunda and Aquino were the original hosts of The Buzz when it premiered on the Kapamilya network on June 13, 1999. Gozaga became part of the show in 2010 and was a co-host along with Abunda and Charlene Gonzales, when it aired its final episode on October 13, 2013. It was replaced by Buzz Ng Bayan on October 20, 2013 with Carmina Villaroel and Janice de Belen co-hosting with Abunda. Continue reading “‘The Buzz’ to return with Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga this Sunday”

Toni Gonzaga: The Ultimate Multimedia Star

Toni Gonzaga

Toni GonzagaTop notch television host, actress and recording artist Toni Gonzaga (Celestine Cruz Gonzaga in real life) was born on January 20, 1984 to Christian parents Carlito and Crisanta Gonzaga. She has a younger sister, Catherine (aka Alex Gonzaga), who is also in show business.

At a young age, Toni Gonzaga has already shown immense talent in singing which she unselfishly shared in school programs and church services. She also ventured in a bit of politics when she ran and won as a Baranggay Kagawad in her hometown, Taytay, Rizal.

Because of her desire to become an artista, Toni Gonzaga auditioned and became one of the talents of the GMA Artist Center.  However, she wasn’t given much projects and exposure during her stay.  A big break came when a softdrink commercial was offered to her when she was just 17 years old.  It was the popular Sprite commercial with then rising matinee idol Piolo Pascual.  The rest as they say is history.  She was noticed and was given a hosting stint on the hit noontime variety show Eat Bulaga where she further honed her hosting skills.

Toni was then chosen to co-host the news-satire program Wazzup Wazzup with Vhong Navarro on Studio 23, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN which is a network rival of GMA.

Without a contract and no plans to boost her career, she decided to leave GMA 7 and join the Kapamilya Network. The transfer wasn’t an easy one.  She was lambasted and called names for her decision to seek greener pastures that would give her the opportunities to hone and share her talents.

But that was all in the past now.  Toni says that she is in a happy place now, with a booming career in television, movies and the recording industry. Her stint as the main host of the phenomenal reality show, Pinoy Big Brother catapulted her to fame.  She has became a household name. Many say that she is the biggest winner in the successful Big Brother franchise.

Aside from the hit reality show, she was also given the chance to be part of some of the top-rating television shows such as ASAP, Pinoy Dream Academy, Crazy For You, Maging sino Ka Man 2, Entertainment Live, Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Ang Lalaking Nagmahal Sa Akin, and most recently, The Buzz. She is slated to star in the upcoming fantasy series Kokey @ Ako with Vong Navarro.

She has also proven her box-office clout with such blockbuster hits as D’ Anothers and My Only You with Vong Navarro and You are the One, You Got Me and My Big Love with Sam Milby. Her most recent movie outing was the hit Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round with Former President Joseph Estrada and ace comedienne AiAi Delas Alas.  Her first movie Pakners with the late King of Philippine Cinema Fernando Poe, Jr., remains as one of her most favorite.

Singing being her first love, Toni has produced five albums under Star Records namely: You Complete Me, Falling In Love, Love Is…, Love Duets with Sam Milby, and the most recent All Me.

At present, Toni co-hosts top entertainment talk show The Buzz together with Boy Abunda and Charlene Gonzales. She is slated to star in an upcoming Star Cinema movie with Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo and Angelica Panganiban, after her latest starrer, “This Guy’s In Love With You Mare,” with Vice Ganda and Luis Manzano, which is also a certified hit.

Although she has become immensely popular, Toni Gonzaga has remained simple and down to earth.  She still enjoys playing with her pet golden retriever named WuWu and admits to collecting Christian Louboutin shoes as one of her guilty pleasures. She has been linked to several actors including Vong Navarro, Luis Manzano and Sam Milby but her heart belongs to director Paul Soriano, her boyfriend for the past 4 years.