Friday, January 31, 2014

Xian Lim apologetic after offending "Bea" in Chinese New Year countdown celebration

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Actor Xian Lim was deeply apologetic for causing negative feelings after his performance on stage of Banana Nite in time for Chine New Year's eve countdown. The Bride for Rent lead actor posted a series of tweets on his Twitter account @XianLimm early morning of Friday, January 31.
"I deeply apologize if I caused negative feelings while singing onstage during the Chinese New Years Eve countdown..."

"It was not my intention, and I take full responsibility for my actions."


The incident.

Xian Lim acknowledged the presence of a Chinese girl on stage of Chinese New Year eve celebration to which he said  and asked later, “Maraming, maraming salamat! Sino ‘to?” Lim said while laughing “Anong ginagawa ni Bea Binene dito?” referring to the girl who's more of a look-alike of Bride For Rent co-star Kim Chiu.

Bea Binene is one of the hottest female teen stars of GMA Network.

The actor turned to Jayson (Gainza) and said, "Nag-guest siya from GMA,” before laughing again. Jayson also asked the girl the same question but Xian interjected, “Tanungin natin kung anong teleserye niya sa GMA. Si Bea Binene.”

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Julia Montes, Enrque Gil renew contract with ABS-CBN

KathNiel, JulQuen sign new contract with ABS-CBN

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Julia Montes, Enrque Gil renew exclusive contract with ABS-CBN today January 30. Present in the contract signing are Cory Vidanes, Luarenti Dyogi, and ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio.

Kathryn Bernardo renews contract with ABS-CBN Daniel Padilla renews contract with ABS-CBN
Julia Montes renews contract with ABS-CBN Enrique Gil renews contract with ABS-CBN

Each of them has already projects assigned. KathNiel's Got To Believe in ABS-CBN primetime bida continues to dominate the ratings game and now on its second chapter. Kathryn and Daniel are also slated to do the adaptation of She's Dating a Gangster.

Meanwhile, Julia Montes and Enrique Gil go separate ways. Montes is going to start shooting with Kim Chiu, Jake Cuenca, and Coco Martin for ABs-CBN's new series Ikaw Lamang. Enrique Gil will help new star Julia Barretto to reach stardom via her fantaserye Mirabella.

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim dare to bare in Preview cover

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim dare to bare in Preview cover

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim go simple yet sexy in white tank and tees and blue jeans for February issue of Preview magazine. See what happened behind the scenes, plus revelations on what they think about each other's personal style and their dream Valentine's date.

Photographed by Jo Ann Bitagcol
Styling by Liz Uy (Kim Chiu) and Raymond Gutierrez (Xian Lim)
Art Direction by Vince Uy
Makeup by Albert Kurniawan
Grooming by Ricci Chan @_riccichan_
Hair by John Valle
Nails by Len Malicdem of Nail Spa

Also a must-read articles are 10 rules to get amazing skn, guide to music festivals, your partner's point of view regarding your style, and how to unleash your femme fatale.

All these and more dare to bare articles in February issue of Preview magazine.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Anne Curtis renews contract with ABS-CBN; Happy for Vhong Navarro too

Anne Curtis signs new contract with abs-cbn

Anne Curtis signs new contract with ABS-CBN. Present with her on the table are no less than ABS-CBN big bosses Gabby Lopez and Charo Santos-Concio. Bongga!

Included in the new contract is her upcoming fantaserye with the network, a remake of Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel and her still ongoing noontime show It's Showtime.

Curtis was also seen talking with ABS-CBN Chairman Gabby Lopez regarding Vhong Navarro's current battle. The actress is also happy that friend/co-host Vhong Navarro is getting through his battle. Watch the video.

NBI presents CCTV photos on Vhong Navarro's case

The National Bureau of Investigation called for a press conference to present CCTV photos from Forbeswood condo where starlet Deniece Cornejo resides to shed light on issue concerning TV Host Vhong Navarro.

PHOTO: CCTV footage shows Vhong Navarro entering the lobby of D. Cornejo's condo building

PHOTO: Deniece Cornejo at 22:40, Jan. 22
PHOTO: Cedric Lee at 22:41, Jan. 22
PHOTO: Bernice Lee enters Taguig condo
PHOTO: Cedric Lee and sister Bernice leave the condo (22:59)
PHOTO: Cedric Lee, Bernice and Deniece Cornejo enter the condo (23:01)
PHOTO: Vhong Navarro enters the elevator going up to the condo unit of Cornejo (21:59-time is not in sync with lobby)
PHOTO: At 22:00, footage shows Cornejo entering elevator
PHOTO: At 22:02, footage shows Cedric Lee entering the elevator
PHOTO: At 22:04, Ferdinand Guerrero and companion enter elevator
PHOTO: "Mike" enters elevator at 22:07
PHOTO: At 22:09, another companion of C. Lee enters the elevator
PHOTO: At 22:19, Bernice and Cedric Lee enter the elevator
NBI: At 22:22, Deniece Cornejo, Bernice Lee and Cedric Lee enter the elevator, go to 2nd floor
PHOTO: At 22:33, 2 men & Vhong Navarro, whose hands are tied, are seen entering the elevator. One is allegedly Zimmer
PHOTO: At 22:33, Vhong and 8 others in the condo elevator, including Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo
PHOTO: Gate camera footage shows Vhong being led out the main gate. His hands are still tied

NBI: After this, tumuloy na po sila (Vhong Navarro and companions) para magpa-blotter

 NBI: The video itself, dito po nagtutugma ang testimony ni Mr. Vhong Navarro with what we saw in the CCTV (footage)

 NBI: Viniverify pa namin kung may unit sila na talagang ginamit doon. So far wala pang bumabalik na info mula sa admin (ng condo)

 NBI: Noong pumasok si Mr. Vhong Navarro, after a few minutes, we can see in the video na si Ms. Deniece Cornejo, went out.

 NBI: After, nung bumalik siya, she was together na with Cedric and Bernice

 NBI on findings, if Vhong Navarro was set up: We are leaving it to the judgment of the prosecutors

 NBI:We have a subpoena addressed to the guards, and we are waiting for the footage of January 17 (first meeting between Cornejo and Navarro)

 NBI: Sa statement ng mga guwardya, nagpasabi si Deniece na may mga bisita sya. Sinabi din nya na paparating si Vhong.

 NBI: Sa ineexpect ni Ms. Cornejo, na bibisita sa kanya, si Vhong Navarro. Mayroon pa [raw] siyang relatives na darating.

 NBI: Ang CCTV po [sa condo] ay doon lang sa elevator, lobby at gate.

 NBI: Ang nirekomenda po namin dito sa charge sheet sa DOJ, 6 cases

 NBI: Serious illegal detention, serious physical injuries, grave threats, grave coercion, unlawful arrest, and blackmail

 NBI on Lee & Cornejo's companions: Inaalam namin ang kanilang mga addresses so we can summon them and hear their side of the story

 NBI: Wala kaming info kung lalabas ng bansa si Cedric Lee, nakatutok kami sa natitirang parts ng investigation. Ibang ahensya nakatoka dyan.

 NBI: We are still in the process of working on that: who the real "Mike" is

 NBI: Puro upper part of the body pa lang ang nasa medico legal ni Vhong ngayon. Tungkol sa lower body ni Vhong, wala pa kaming info.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Carmela vs The Legal Wife vs Rhodora X, which pilot episode did you watch?

Carmela, The Legal Wife, and Rhodora X all trended in Twitter tonight while the show is on-going. Question, which pilot did you watch? You can choose one or all three.

Missed all three, you can watch all the pilot episodes below: Don't forget to take part at the poll.

Kim Chiu and Coco Martin star in new ABS-CBN show Ikaw Lamang

Coco Martin - Kim Chiu star in ABS-CBN's Ikaw Lamang

ABS-CBN presented to media the cast of the network's newest teleserye under the roof of Dreamscape lead by the primetime king Coco Martin and teleserye princess Kim Chiu. Both stars came fresh from their successful projects respectively - Juan Dela Cruz and Bride For Rent.

Martin and Chiu have worked together in previous soap in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo in 2010 but as brother and sister. Joining the cast are Coco's former loveteam partner Julia Montes and Jake Cuenca who just came from the recently-concluded Maria Mercedes.

Coco Martin Ikaw Lamang Kim Chiu Ikaw Lamang Coco Martin, Kim Chiu, Jake Cuenca, Julia Montes -Full Cast of Ikaw Lamang

Ikaw Lamang  is a period love story to be helmed by Malu Sevilla and Avel Sunpongco and intended to air first quarter of 2014 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Messages of sympathy for Vhong Navarro overflow in social media websites

Sympathy for Vhong Navarro overflow in social media websites

Fans and non-fans alike expressed concern and sympathy to Kapamilya TV host Vhong Navarro when he appeared on ABS-CBN Sunday afternoon showbiz talk show Buzz ng Bayan to express his side regarding the rape accusations thrown at him.

Hashtags on Twitter and Facebook like #PrayForVhongNavarro and #JusticeforVhongNavarro are trending  for three days already since the news broke on Friday evening January 24.

Messages and memes on Twitter and Facebook are currently flooding the timeline of netizens in social media asking for justice be served to those who have wronged the kapamilya tv host. Most of them are in rage and express disgust on the issue.

Justice for Vhong Navarro

One of them is a scene from the movie Taken which has been used several times and captioned as, "Kilala ko na kayo Deniece Cornejo at Cedric Lee. And I will find you and I will kill you."

Deniece Cornejo and Cedric Lee were the names Navarro named during the interview. Cornejo, according to several blog reports is a granddaughter of GMA Network's top executive where the news regarding the police blotter against the TV host first came out.

Justice for Vhong Navarro meme

Justice for Vhong Navarro meme

A Facebook page for the actor has also been setup @JusticeForVhong in Facebook.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vhong Navarro names the girl who set him up

vhong navarro names deniece milinette cornejo the girl who set him up

Vhong Navarro tells all in an interview by Boy Abunda in Buzz ng Bayan. The TV host still looked terrible with face swollen and eyes black and blue. The name of the girl goes like Deniece Milinette Cornejo.

Navarro appeared emotional while narratting the ordeal he went through which happened on Wednesday, January 22.  The doctor said the host will have to undergo surgery due to injuries he sustained and the “contusion hematoma around his eyes, forehead, chin and some parts of his extremities."

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

Kris Aquino calls Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano her "future Inaanak"

Kris Aquino calls Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano her future Inaanak sa kasal

In two separate posts of Kris Aquino on her Instagram account, the TV host referred to Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano her "future inaanak sa kasal".

Aquino went all the way to Dubai together with KrisTV crew to join the other 40+ stars of ASAP for a concert held on Friday, January 25. In the said Instagram post concerning Angel Locsin, the two were seen talking at the backstage of the kapamilya actress who might have shared something about the status of her relationship with Luis Manzano.

Backstage catching up w/my future inaanak sa kasal
Wonderful hosting w/ u for #asapindubai @celestinegonzagaand my business partner and future inaanak @luckymanzano!

What prompted the TV host to refer the couple her future inaanak? Are Luis and Angel back into each other's arms... again? Before leaving for Dubai, the two gave separate interviews to the media that they're taking few steps at a time and that they's starting to fix everything.

But judging from the photos during their 2-day stay at the middle east, the couple seemed to have taken things in strides. Look at these photos

Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano news Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano kissed in dubai Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano kissed in dubai

It will be recalled that when Locsin guested in KrisTV during their relief mission for Yolanda survivors, Aquino teased Locsin regarding the possibility of reliving the romance between her and the Minute to Win It host.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Video: Third Eye Full Trailer starring Carla Abellana and Ejay Falcon

Third Eye is a horror movie produced by Regal Films. It stars Carla Abellana, Denise Laurel, Alex Medina, Cai Cortez, Camille Prats, and Ejay Falcon under the direction of Aloy Adlawan.

Carla Abellana Third Eye Ejay Falcon Third Eye Camille Pratts Third Eye

Third Eye opens in theaters February 2014.

Vhong Navarro temporarily leaves It's Showtime due to beating up by unidentified men

Vhong Navarro beaten up

It's Showtime host Vhong Navarro temporarily leaves his noontime show on ABS-CBN It's Showtime after being tied, beaten up, and threatened by still unidentified men inside a condominuim unit Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

The actor is currently recovering after being absent for two days. According to Film Director Chito Roño, Navarro's manager, the actor was invited by a female friend to visit her in the said condo unit but got blindfolded and beaten up when he reached the premises.

Aside from extortion being pointed as a reason, there seems to be another reason they're looking at behind the attack.

Here's the statement of Roño sent to ABS-CBN news.
"Si Vhong Navarro ay naimbitihan sa isang condominium unit sa Fort ng isang kaibigang babae. At sa di pa malamang kadahilanan, siya ay piniringan, pinagtulungang bugbugin, ginapos, tinakot, at hinihingan ng pera ng isang grupo ng kalalakihan noong January 22, Miyerkules.

"Si Vhong ay kasalukuyang nagpapagaling at mawawala ng pansamantala sa 'It's Showtime' at iba pa niyang proyekto."

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