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'Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi' Full Trailer Starring Angelica Panganiban, Callum David, Glaiza de Castro, Rocco Nacino



'Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi' Full Trailer Starring Angelica Panganiban, Callum David, Glaiza de Castro, Rocco Nacino Panoramanila Pictures presents a movie about the entangled stories of a group of young people who happen to be in a bar in Puerto Princessa, Palawan on the eve of All Souls' Day. As midnight approaches, we become complicit as each of them takes the challenge of the Pangangaluluwa, a seemingly innocent Palawan tradition of honoring the dead by stealing something from the living. A young guitarist battles with crabs; an Indian guy gets caught in a crossfire; a hot cougar meets her match; Cosplayers battle for road supremacy; a religious woman finds true faith in a strange kiss; and a bartender prepares a drink that results in the most bitter of brews. The movie holds up a mirror to this dark night and bear witness to the inevitable consequences that mark the choices of the young. Titled #MadalingArawMahabangGabi, the movie stars a complete cast of hottest and famous names in showbiz, music and fashion industries today - Angelica Panganiban, Kean Cipriano, Glaiza de Castro, Edgar Allan Guzman, Buboy Garovillo, Tutti Caringal, Karel Marquez, Rocco Nacino, Alchris Galura, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Callum David, Dominic Roco, Lou Veloso and Ms. Cherie Gil. Written and directed by Dante Nico Garcia,



LIVE STREAM: 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Streaming


LIVE STREAM: 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Streaming Watch here the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics which will happen on July 27 (July 28, 5:00 am in the Philippines) at Olympics Stadium, 2012 Olympics Park and Village, London, England. Click HERE for the live online streaming of the 2012 London Olympics

Carly Rae Jepsen S:x Tape and N-de Photos Surface


Carly Rae Jepsen S:x Tape and N-de Photos Surface Carly Rae Jepsen denies starring in a sex tape that reportedly continues to sizzle the world wide web. "Crazy morning. Discovered that someone put up a sex tape claiming to be me. Ridiculous. Obviously not me," the 26-year-old pop star wrote on Twitter. But just before the alleged sex tape rumor started to die down, reports about her nude photos already surfaced. The said photos were stolen from her computer and have been shopped around to numerous media outlets according to TMZ. TMZ also reported that the singer's camp is now putting their best effort to keep the photos from ever being released. The Vancouver Police Department is reportedly investigating the "theft of electronic property belonging to Jepsen" and a potential suspect in case has been identified.

Concert King Martin Nievera Celebrates 30th Showbiz Anniversary on ‘ASAP 2012′


Concert King Martin Nievera Celebrates 30th Showbiz Anniversary on ‘ASAP 2012′ “ASAP 2012” is all set this Sunday, July 29, for the royal celebration of the 30th showbiz anniversary of the Concert King Martin Nievera. Witness the grandest salute of the ASAP Kapamilya for Martin through a string of world–class performances led by Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Billy Crawford, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Nikki Gil, Richard Poon, Juris, Bamboo, Yeng Constantino, Sitti, and Princess; followed by the special production numbers by Gino Padilla, Juan Miguel Salvador, Rachel Alejandro, and Verni Varga. Meanwhile, fun and love will load up the small screens with the breath-taking smash-up dance number of “The Healing” lead stars Kim Chiu and Pokwang; the romantic serenade of ASAP Boyfriendz Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos, and Daniel Padilla; and must-see performances in the ASAP Segments ‘T-Zone’ and ‘With Love, Gary V!’ Don’t miss 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

Greg Heffley's Journals Continues on the Big Screen in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”


Greg Heffley's Journals Continues on the Big Screen in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” is the third and latest big screen installment of author Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular series of illustrated novels about wise-cracking but hapless middle school student Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon). As Greg confides to his diary (though, as he likes to point out, “It’s not a diary, it’s a journal!”), middle school is “the dumbest idea ever invented,” a never-ending ordeal involving – among other appalling things – wedgies, bullies, morons and swirlies. And if you don’t know what a swirly is, then lucky you. Returning with Zachary Gordon for more mayhem in the community are his brother Rodrick (Devon Bostick) who’s older but not wiser and his best friend Rowley (Robert Capron) whose wholesome outlook in life makes him the coolest kid around along with Fregley (Grayson Russell), Holly (Peyton List), Patty (Laine MacNeil) and Chirag (Karan Brar). “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” is based on Kinney’s third and fourth Wimpy Kid books, The Last Straw and Dog Days. Kinney, who worked closely with the screenwriters, producers and director, says, “We have an obligation to our readers, to make sure we’re protecting their expectations and don’t stray too far from the books.” Simpson notes, “Some fans will ask, what happened to the third book, The Last Straw? We incorporated elements of it into“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”, and we brought other elements into“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”. For the latter, this enabled us to get outside of the school and do a summer-themed movie. This was a great opportunity to expand Greg’s world. People usually look at summer vacation as a golden time, but for Greg it’s just as tough as the school year. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a really fun book that turns summer on its head, and I think we’ve done that in the movie. We also have some new elements that feel like they’re part of Jeff Kinney’s world.” Indeed, the filmmakers are quick to praise Zachary’s achievements in bringing Greg Heffley to life on screen. “I can’t imagine anyone else playing this role,” says Simpson. “We started out, three years ago, with a stick figure in Jeff’s book, and had many discussions about what that stick figure would look like if it came to life. We decided that it was really about attitude – a little bit of a hustler, a little bit of salesman, and of course, a wimp. Greg is a good kid, but still trying to get ahead the way that kids do. Zach has really nailed this role and I think it’s hard for kids, when they read the books, to imagine anyone but Zach as Greg.” Zachary’s Greg still plays off his friends, including Rowley, and troublemaker older brother Rodrick, but “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” also sees Greg spending more time with his dad, Frank. Jacobson notes: “This movie is about Greg and his father, and we get a much fuller sense of who Frank is as a character and more of an opportunity to enjoy Steve Zahn, who’s played the role in all three pictures. And, while we’ve had the amazing comedic weapon that is Steve in our arsenal all along, it’s great to finally let it loose.” Kinney says, “In the books, the parents are kind of background characters; Greg doesn’t even know what his father does for a living. But Steve has done wonders with the Frank character, and adds humor to everything he does.” Rachael Harris adds, “There are some very laugh-out-loud slapsticky things Steve does that nobody can do better.” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” opens August 15 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

“Life of Pi” Movie Trailer Released


Based upon the bestselling book by Yann Martel, Life of Pi tells the story of a young man’s incredible survival at sea against impossible odds. A remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D epic adventure, PI is an emotionally captivating experience that will inspire, touch and transport audiences to a place of discovery that they will never forget. Winner of the pretigious Literary Awards Hugh Maclennan Prize for fiction in 2001 and the Man Booker Prize in 2002, Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" is now a movie adaptation by 20th Century Fox helmed by filmmaker Ang Lee and is starred by newcomer Suraj Sharma as the titular character Pi Patel. When Pi Patel, a son of a zookeeper turned sixteen, his family emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship due to the prevalence of political unrest. An extraordinary God-loving boy whose passion for stories is unmatched, has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and practices his native Hinduism along with Christianity and Islam. When the ship capsized due to a massive storm, Pi finds himself in the company of a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra and a 450-pound Bengal tiger aboard a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean. Finally reaching the shores of the coast of Mexico, the Bengal tiger who goes by the name of Richard Parker flees to the jungle and Pi left on his own is interrogated by the Japanese authorities who refuse to believe his account. On board the titular character is Suraj Sharma as Pi who debuts in the film. Suraj Sharma, 17, is a student who lives with his mathematician parents in Delhi, India. He has no previous acting experience and was cast following an extensive, months-long search. Over 3000 young men auditioned for the part. Sharma landed the role of the lead role after a worldwide talent search headed by the film’s director Ang Lee, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker for his work in “Brokeback Mountain.” “Suraj is Pi,” Lee continued. “During his audition, he filled the room with emotion, much of which he conveyed simply through his eyes. His natural ability to believe and stay in the world of the story is a rare treasure.” Lee, whose many other honors include an Oscar nomination for his direction of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and whose “Sense and Sensibility” was a Best Picture nominee, shot “Life of Pi” in 3D, utilizing groundbreaking techniques to capture the story’s epic scope. Since Ang Lee came aboard the project at the end of 2008, he has worked to create a singular vision of Martel’s unforgettable tale. The all-audience experiential movie event will take us through a young man’s incredible adventure – at turns thrilling and spiritual; joyous and harrowing; humorous and tragic. Audiences will follow Pi Patel as he travels from an exotic zoo in India on a voyage across the Pacific, where he survives a shipwreck and is cast adrift in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger as his only company. Adrift in an endess expanse of ocean, Pi struggles to survive and train his companion, landing on a magical island that offers the two their only respite on their desperate journey. Commented Yann Martel: "I'm thrilled that Ang is adapting “Life of Pi” to film. He's a brilliant, versatile director, with a stunning visual sensibility. He can capture the most intimate emotion as well as the most dynamic action. He's the perfect filmmaker to bring Pi’s epic journey to the screen” David Magee (“Finding Neverland”) adapted Martel’s book. Gil Netter (“Marley & Me,” “The Blind Side”) is producing. The director of photography is Claudio Miranda, who collaborated with David Fincher on several films, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Miranda recently shot “Tron: Legacy” in 3D. Avy Kaufman is the casting director. Commented Ang Lee: “It has been a daunting and exciting process to develop a motion picture that brings Yann Martel’s fascinating, mind-boggling story to the big screen. Casting the sixteen-year old Pi was particularly challenging. We searched throughout India for a young man who had the innocence to capture our attention, the depth of character to break our hearts, and the physicality needed to embody Pi on his journey. Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler stated: “It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside Ang Lee as he and his team brings this amazing film to life. We believe that “Life of Pi,” with its tremendous scope, groundbreaking visuals, and a story that embraces the triumph of the human spirit will be a cinematic event for audiences of all ages, all over the world.” One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

The Bourne Legacy Director Tony Gilroy Talks About His Manila Experience



The Bourne Legacy Director Tony Gilroy Talks About His Manila Experience During preproduction, of The Bourne Legacy director Tony Gilroy toured Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia, and Manila in the Philippines. Ultimately, Manila’s history as a shooting location won over the team. Major Hollywood features, such as Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Brokedown Palace, were shot in the Philippines in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. “They had a 25-, 30-year run of making movies there,” says Gilroy, “and they have this huge infrastructure that was built up from all the films made about Vietnam.” The filmmaker called upon Lope V. Juban, Jr., President of Philippine Film Studios, who has worked on most of the films that have come to the Philippines over the past few decades, to give them a tour of Manila. Not only could Juban - who came on as a line producer - offer locations that Gilroy was looking for, but his contacts with government entities would also be vital for a shoot that involved major stunts on city streets. “Juban said, ‘We can talk to the president about that,’ or ‘We can talk to the minister of transportation and the police department about that.’ They’re all people that he knew,” Crowley explains. “I couldn’t have gotten that in Jakarta or in Ho Chi Minh City.” In fact, The Bourne Legacy would be the first Hollywood film in which Manila plays Manila. “The Philippines has played almost any country - Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Panama,” says Juban. “It is only now that we are filming Manila as Manila, which is great for us.” It was important to the locals to show off the progress the country had made and their big new areas of development. The Philippines also offered the advantage of a mainly English-speaking local crew. English, the legacy of the American presence for 50 years before World War II, is widely spoken in the country. Filming in Manila began in the San Andres neighborhood, its ramshackle houses and dark alleyways typical of the city’s lower- and middle-class areas. The San Andres neighborhood has grown organically over the years as locals have kept constructing additions to existing buildings. The casual visitor will find many a residential area that resembles a rabbit-warren maze of alleyways that have been cobbled together. With its tangled web of utility lines and drying laundry overhead, and pleasant cooking smells merging with other odors of the city, the labyrinthine San Andres neighborhood is where Aaron and Marta find a place to hide from their pursuers: this time, the Philippine authorities. San Andres was also the setting for a stunt in which Aaron played by actor Jeremy Renner to save (Rachel Weiz) Marta from capture after she is cornered by the police, makes a daring slide three stories down a narrow opening between two buildings. Because of very specific requirements, this set, a narrow three-story structure that the filmmakers called “the chasm,” had to be built by Thompson and his team. The production’s metro Manila locales also included the Ninoy Aquino International Airport; the historic Intramuros district, known for its Spanish colonial architecture; the Manila Yacht Club; the Marikina covered market; and the Metropoint MRT train station in Pasay City. The crew also traveled approximately an hour by plane from Manila to El Nido, located on the stunning Philippine island of Palawan, for scenes that take place amidst the magnificent islands of the South China Sea. The dramatic islands, with their limestone cliffs that emerge directly from the water, are more often associated with the landscapes of Malaysia and Thailand. For several days the crew also filmed part of a chase at Navotas Fish Port, known as the fishing capital of the Philippines, situated north of the city on Manila Bay. In the evenings, the location is a working fish market - 1,000 feet long and 200 feet wide - that sells more than 100,000 fish every night. Every morning during the shoot, the crew had to scrub, steam and dry the market. Thompson and his team removed hanging tarps, added skylights and supporting posts, and scrubbed the floor to lessen the overpowering fish smell. This also served a practical purpose: to make the location safe for the complex stunt work that was to be performed there. No Bourne film would be complete without its fair share of action. Still, emphasizes producer Frank Marshall: “Our rules that we have been very consistent with through all the movies is that we don’t have action for action’s sake. We don’t have a formula where every 10 minutes there has to be a fight scene or an action scene. The action has to be driven by the story. That’s what makes this series unique: These characters get into situations that lead to an action scene or a chase scene, but it all has a story point.” Unit director Dan Bradley traveled to Manila months before shooting began in order to tailor the action sequences to the locations. “When we looked at the locations, he was with us, and then he said, ‘I’m going to stay behind for a week,’” producer Patrick Crowley recalls. “We waited for Dan to just sit and meditate and come up with great ideas. He’s come up with some things that have never been done before.” Bradley’s biggest task was to choreograph a motorcycle chase that takes place on the crowded streets of Manila, much of it filmed with Renner in the rider’s seat. “When you’re doing something in which there’s somebody on a motorcycle and they’re not wearing a helmet, you have to have the principal actor do that,” says Crowley. “So we had Jeremy very much involved, and Rachel as well.” Luckily for the production, Renner is an avid motorcyclist. “When I first met Jeremy, we were going to have some practice sessions, and he showed up on one of the fastest motorcycles in the world, which was one of 10 that he owned,” remembers Crowley. “We felt comfortable that we didn’t have to train him. He has the bones of an action hero. When I see him, I see that silent strength of Steve McQueen. When he gets on a motorcycle, then he becomes even more like him.” Renner also put Weisz at ease as they worked with Bradley. “Being on the back of a bike with Jeremy, I felt completely safe,” she says. “He was doing wheelies, skids and slides - those kind of stunts that he’s very good at.” The filmmakers were also impressed when Weisz displayed a previously unseen side: that of an action star. “She’s a great actress and has shown all this incredible talent playing characters who are typically not action characters,” says Crowley. But Weisz insisted on as much rehearsal on the motorcycle as possible and performed much of the stunt work herself. Laughs the producer: “Your heart still goes into your throat when you see her going 45, 50 miles an hour on the motorcycle with Jeremy.” Prior to filming in Manila, Bradley’s team spent several weeks rehearsing the motorcycle stunts, while special equipment was brought in, including Bradley’s own “Go Mobile,” a custom-made vehicle upon which several cameras may be mounted. Bradley also recruited several expert motorcyclists, including professional stunt driver Jean-Pierre Goy, arguably one of the best in the world, to double on the most dangerous stunts. All were pleased to have an actual Batman on board for the production, as Goy was the only one able to drive the two-wheeled street machine called the Bat-Pod for scenes in The Dark Knight. Indeed, he returned to his key role for this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. Bradley’s team also retrofitted several jeepneys, a minibus that is the most common form of transportation in the Philippines. “The jeepneys were our heritage from World War II,” Juban explains. “When jeeps were left behind by the Americans, the Filipinos made the body longer. From that time on, it has ended up our main public utility vehicle. That’s iconic Manila.” Each painted in a bright, unique style to entice passengers to hop aboard, jeepneys are ubiquitous throughout the country, numbering around 100,000 in Manila alone. The long and narrow vehicle is a cheap and easy form of transportation, ideally shaped for navigating narrow roads that full-size buses cannot. Open windows provide its only form of air conditioning, and its passenger seating consists of two padded benches facing each other in the back, each seating six to 10 people. When the seats are full, additional passengers ride outside, hanging onto the back as best they can. Jeepneys are featured in a key chase sequence with Renner, Weisz and Changchien that was filmed on one of Manila’s major roadways, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, the main route to the presidential palace. Approximately 90 cars and more than 300 extras were used for the sequence, which shot on a mile and a half stretch of Magsaysay Blvd. through three major intersections over several weekends. Helping manage the shoot were local authorities including the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Manila Traffic Bureau and the Presidential Security Group. “Just on the MMDA, there were about 120 guys working with us - not just in the area, but in the peripheral surroundings to control and help ease the traffic,” Juban recounts. “The Manila police have a contingent of about 50, and the Presidential Security Group has about 20, and then there is the local barangay [district] police.” A densely populated city of more than 11 million people, Manila was not the easiest place to shoot. “Manila’s a tough city to work in: There are traffic jams, and it’s hard to move around,” ends Crowley. “But the people are so gracious and excited about films. They know more about the Bourne movies than I know about the Bourne movies.” “The Bourne Legacy” is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp. Showing on August 8, 2012 nationwide.

The Last Exorcism – Movie Poster and Trailer


The Last Exorcism is a mockumentary horror film directed and edited by Daniel Stamm.

The film is told from the perspective of a disillusioned evangelical minister, who after years of performing exorcisms decides to participate in a documentary chronicling his last exorcism while exposing the fraud of his ministry. After receiving a letter from a farmer asking for help in driving out the devil, he meets the farmer’s afflicted daughter. The tagline and premise of the movie is "If you believe in God, then you must believe in the Devil."

The Last Exorcism - Full Trailer:


"The Glam Nation Tour: Adam Lambert Live in Manila" on October 10, 2010


The Glam Nation Tour: Adam Lambert Live in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds is on October 10, 2010.

Ticket Prices are:

VIP P6,310,
Gold P4,510,
Silver P3,610,
Bronze P1,810
General Admission P640.

Buy your tickets now at any Ticketworld Outlet (call 8919999) and all SM Tickets located at all SM Cinema Ticket Booths across the nationwide chain of SM Supermalls.

For inquiries and reservations, please call 470-2222. For VIP limited seats call 750 0791, 09175874462.

Buy your tickets from August 15-September 24 and get a 10% discount.

Bianca Manalo and Cesar Montano Cover FHM Philippines September 2010 Issue


Former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, Bianca Manalo, is on the cover of FHM Philippines Double Issue.

The September 2010 edition of FHM Philippines has a "fashion for men" supplement called FHM’s Collection. On the cover is Kapuso actor Cesar Montano.

FHM Philippines September 2010 and FHM Collection are now available at all magazine stands nationwide.


GMA-7: Princess Snell quits on the third day of Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown.

TV5: Kapamilya hunk Tom Rodriguez of PBB and Kapuso character actress Arci Munoz of Starstruck transfer to Kapatid network. The two will be part of JC De Vera's upcoming soap "Basta Driver, Sweet Lover."

GMA-7: Dingdong Dantes will be Regine Velasquez' leading man in the upcoming romantic-comedy series na "I Heart You Pare."

TWITTER: "Juan Luis" is the name of Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos' first baby. And "Lucho" which means "little fighter" will be the baby's nickname.

ABS-CBN: When asked about Angel Locsin, the girl whom he said the girl of his dreams for five years, Efren Peñaflorida merely replied, "Not on my priority list."

Chalk University 10 : An All-Out Homecoming Blast!


Relive your school days with CHALK as the country's number one campus magazine brings together students, celebrities, UAAP hotties, and more for the Team CHALK Homecoming! Be there as CHALK joins forces with Styles Entertainment for a night of fun, fashion, and go old-fashioned school bonding.

Whether you're a jock, geek, prom king, or prom queen, head to Encore at the Fort Bonifacio Global City on September 8, Wednesday to celebrate Chalk Magazine's 10 years of rocking the campus scene!



Iya Villania and Victor Basa hosts, while DJ Euric and DJ Mars Miranda provide the soundtrack for the ultimate school reunion. Fun starts at 9pm.

See you there for an all-out homecoming blast!

Studio 23 Airs Guys' Choice Awards


Studio 23 will be airing the 4th Guys' Choice Awards on September 10, Friday, from 9:30 PM - 11:30 pm.

The awards is a tribute to all things male. The star-studded celebration of testosterone features Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Brooklyn Decker, Robert Downey, Jr., LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Kid Rock, Marisa Miller, Liam Neeson, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Georges St-Pierre, Kiefer Sutherland, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, and many more. Sandra Bullock, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta,Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the winners of the Awards night.

Studio 23 Airs Guys' Choice Awards


Studio 23 will be airing the 4th Guys' Choice Awards on September 10, Friday, from 9:30 PM - 11:30 pm.

The awards is a tribute to all things male. The star-studded celebration of testosterone features Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Brooklyn Decker, Robert Downey, Jr., LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Kid Rock, Marisa Miller, Liam Neeson, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Georges St-Pierre, Kiefer Sutherland, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, and many more. Sandra Bullock, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta,Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the winners of the Awards night.

Ryan Agoncillo is Lady Dada


What happens if geeky-look Ryan Agoncillo gets dressed in drag on the glitzy bar's catwalk? Ryan can be considered the most gorgeous man in drag when he stars in the weekly series Lady Dada starting this Wednesday, September 8, 8-9 pm on TV5's Primetimes5.

The series taps the wacky side of Ryan, a departure from his mestizo looks and cultured ways.

"Ang ganda-ganda ko rito!" he quips. "I never imagined myself dressed in drag before. This one's for the books seriously," he adds.

Lady Dada tells the story of hard luck Dindo (Ryan Agoncillo) who barely succeeds in every business and job he gets into. His failures eventually ruined his marriage with Rina (Mylene Dizon). After a series of unfortunate events, he proves to be a bad luck magnet as he was restrained to get near his son Miko; this after he became violent in a bar owned by his wife and her ex-suitor Brian (Ryan Eigenmann).

Macario, his closeted high-school best friend, enters the picture in literally gay fashion as Kylie (Keempee de Leon) to the rescue. He convinced Dindo to mask his identity as a pretty woman and audition to be the next drag queen in Rina's bar. In order to get closer to his wife and son, Dindo is left without a choice but to turn from a man to a woman to a drag queen. His female disguise becomes even more awkward when he is courted by Rina's widower brother Henry (Roderick Paulate).

"Nagtatawanan nga kami," shares Ryan, "kaming tatlo nina Keempee at Edgar Allan [de Guzman as Junior, Kylie's lover], bading dito. Pero si Dick, siya naman ang lalaki ngayon."

Now Quezon City councilor Roderick Paulate is a legend in his own right playing classic gay characters such as Petrang Kabayo and Kumander Gringa. "Ngayon, lalaki na 'ko dito. Nanliligaw pa," says Roderick whose last gay role was in the indie film Ded Na Si Lolo.

Ryan goes back to acting via Lady Dada after several months of focusing on his career as host. Before hosting TV5's two year-old flagship show Talentadong Pinoy, he has topbilled several TV series and movies including two blockbuster marriage-themed movies with reel-and-real-life wife Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo.

Mylene and Keempee are both thrilled as Lady Dada mark their first appearance in a Kapatid show. Meanwhile, Dick's widower/suitor role is his TV comeback after winning as councilor in Quezon City last elections. He was first seen in a Kapatid show via 5-Star Specials Presents Maricel Soriano last March. Ryan Eigenmann, Edgar Allan Guzman, and Nathaniel Britt (as Dindo's son Miko) complete the cast.

Production designer and indie film director Dante Nico Garcia was thankful to the show's director Bb. Joyce Bernal for letting him help her in transforming Ryan from geeky to gorgeous. "Binigyan niya kasi ako ng pagkakataon na mapaglaruan ko si Ryan," says the director of the critically acclaimed film Ploning and one of the closest friends of Ryan's wife, Judy Ann Santos.

Will Dindo get around the persistent courting of Henry (who is actually his brother-in-law)? Could he pass for the next drag queen in town? How long can he hide his real identity?

Don't miss the outrageous gender mix-up on Lady Dada, which pilots this coming Wednesday, September 8, on TV5's Primetimes5.

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LEAKED! MoiMoi Marcampo Wins Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown


Just in time with its pilot episode last Monday, August 30, a leakage of who won the celebrity showdown of Survivor Philippines is already posted on several Twitter accounts.

Twitts said that Piolo Pascual's Yaya Moi (Moi Marcampo) is the alleged winner of this Richard Gutierrez reality-game show.

Interestingly, the leakage on Twitter came from two celebrity users who are identified from the Kapamilya network.

Raymond Gutierrez, brother of Richard, however dismissed the rumor and said that "Getting a lot of tweets predicting the winner of Survivor. They’ll do a live voting at the end. So no winner yet."

Zanjoe Marudo - Cristine Reyes Boob Scandal; Zanjoe Says Sorry


Cristine Reyes got offended and reacted furiously at her "Kristine" series co-star Zanjoe Marudo regarding the latter's malicous exchange of twitt messages with his friend Direk Willy Cuevas about the scene in "Kristine" where Zanjoe touched the actress' left breast.

Cristine said the scene actually required that part but she felt violated after reading those twits.

Here's how the twitt goes:

Direk Willy: Z , kwento mo naman sa amin ung lasa nung pagkakahawak mo ng boobs ni Cristine, please… wag mo na kami pahirapan mag-imagine! …naka-ilang take 'yung hawak mo boobs ni Cristine? hahaha! sana nakarami ka ng take! Zanjoe: Konti lang direk! Hahahahah.

When she learned about it, Cristine replied via her twitter account, with:

"WOW LANG SA TWEET AH! UHM HELLO NASA TWITTER AKO. Try nyo magtxt na lang. Try lang."

"I don’t wanna ruin my night. Ganun talaga pag ungentleman. Tsk tsk tsk."

"All I want is a gentleman. I'm sick to bloody death of bastards."

After those twitts, Cristine got an apology from Zanjoe but didn’t belive it at first.

"Can’t believe hindi pa rin niya dinedelete ang tweets na yun. di ko makita yung sincerity sa sorry nya kung di nya intensyon maka-offend," Cristine said.

However, Zanjoe explained that he's just new to the social networking thing and that he didn't know his twitts can be seen public. To show his sincerity to Cristine, he deleted his account and offered Cristine a box of cupcakes.

Ending? All is well now between the two. Salamat sa cupcake. Hola, Cristine even offered help to revive Zanjoe's twitter account.

Vice Ganda Covers Reader's Digest Asia September 2010 Issue


Vice Ganda graces the cover of Reader's Digest Asia on its September 2010 issue. Vice Ganda, the resident judge of Showtime is one of the six comedians selected from Asian countries that are featured in the widely read magazine. Vice Ganda, flamboyant gay Filipino comedian, shares that he is really thankful for the opportunity and recognition given to him by Reader’s Digest Asia.


Vice Ganda, Jose Mari Viceral in real life, said, "Nakakatuwa. Nakaka-flatter. Hindi naman kasi nabibigyan ng ganitong chance at alam naman natin kung gaano kalawak itong Reader's Digest internationally. Talagang maraming nagsu-subscribe ng Reader’s Digest, maraming bumabasa kaya masaya.

Vice Ganda is not the first Filipino that have been featured on the magazine, only last month, Charice also graced its cover, and in the past, Manny Pacquiao, Michael V and Diether Ocampo were also featured.

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You can vote for a minimum of one (1) up to a maximum of five (5) celebrities. Heat 1 - 3 poll starts now. To vote, click H E R E.

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