Thursday, October 29, 2015

Angel Locsin renews contract with ABS-CBN and Star Cinema

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Angel Locsin renews contract with ABS-CBN and Star Cinema

Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin has renewed her contract with ABS-CBN and its film arm Star Cinema on Thursday, October 29.

Present in the contract signing are network executives headed by ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, Cory Vidanes, Malou Santos, Carlo Katigbak, Laurenti Dyogi, and Locsin's manager Manay Ethel Ramos.

Angel Locsin renews contract with ABS-CBN and Star Cinema

Among the projects included in the new contract are a new tv series and a film with Coco Marin to be helmed by Olivia Lamasan. Her movie with Star for All Seasons Ms. Vilma Santos and heartthrob Xian Lim is Star Cinema's opening salvo for 2016.

Locsin, who appeared on Boy Abunda's nightly show two nights ago, revealed that she will no longer be donning the Darna suit in movies. The announcement was made after a mutual decision was agreed from the actress's camp and the network due to health reasons.

Locsin revealed during the interview that she had to go under treatment on her spine (a bulging disc) which she acquired from shooting the movie Love Me Again a few years ago.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bianca Gonzalez gives birth to her first child

Bianca Gonzalez gives birth to her first child

TV Host Bianca Gonzalez has just given birth to a healthy baby girl. A photo was posted by her husband-cager JC Intal on his Instagram account @jcintal7 on October 23, Friday afternoon.

Intal wrote and we quote...
This is the BEST feeling in the world! So proud of you @iamsuperbianca for being so brave and strong for our little princess. Thank you Lord for the healthy, happy, safe, and normal delivery. It's been only a couple of hours, Lucia, but you already filled our hearts with so much love and joy. We love you!
Congrats to both of you, Bianca and JC!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kim Chiu tweets grievance over "misleading headline"

Kim Chiu tweets grievance over "misleading headline"

Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu aired her disappointment through her Twitter account @prinsesachinita over a "misleading headline" on Thursday afternoon.

Chiu did not specify where the misleading headline came from but fans of the actress are fuming mad at a tweet posted by ABS-CBN's entertainment website PUSH @Push_Alerts barely an hour before her tweet of disapproval.

Kim Chiu tweets grievance over "misleading headline"

The headline which says, "Kim Chiu looking gorgeous as usual at her Fat Out presscon. She tells PUSH what's up with her and Gerald Anderson! ;)" seem to have turned off the mood of the latest endorser of Fat Out.

Fans of Kim rallied against the tweet as they accused the entertainment website of dragging the actress to her former loveteam Gerald Anderson.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Etiquette For Mistresses grosses 63 million on its first week run

Etiquette For Mistresses grosses 63 million on its first week run

The latest movie from Star Cinema, Etiquette For Mistresses, which stars Kris Aquino, Claudine Barretto, Iza Calzado, Cheena, and Kim Chiu registered a total of PHP 63,681,347.00 on its first week run in theaters which premiered last September 30.

The figure was based in 160 screens.

Claudine Barretto, on her Instagram account., took a screenshot of  the weekend gross of Week 40 but the figure that showed up amounting to PHP 178,335,228 was the sum total of all the weekend gross of each movie shown for that specific week.

Elizabeth Ramsey dies in her sleep at 83

Elizabeth Ramsey dies in her sleep at 83

Veteran comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey passed away morning of Thursday, October 8. The news was confirmed by her daughter Jaya through her Facebook account.

And we quote, "Mama Beth is now with the Lord.” Full statement is posted below.

Jaya statement on Elizabeth Ramsey's death

Before her death, Ms. Elizabeth was confined at the hospital due to stroke.

Born on December 3, 1931, Elizabeth Ramsey was a stand-up comedienne, singer and actress. Known for her trademark Visayan-accented dialogues, which she performs in English or Tagalog, she is regarded as the country's "Queen of Rock and Roll" and "Original Queen of Comedy".

Melai Cantiveros and Elizabeth Ramsey YFSF

She was last seen in ABS-CBN's Your Face Sounds Familiar last May 2015 when Kapamilya star and comedienne Melai Cantiveros made an impression of her which eventually made Cantiveros the first ever winner of the network's celebrity singing competition.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cinemas Shoot Up to 400 For Felix Manalo Movie's First Day of Showing

More Cinemas Open For Felix Manalo Movie's First Day of Showing

From 300 cinemas, the Viva Films-produced biopic Felix Manalo is being screened in more than 400 cinemas nationwide as of this writing. The movie which tells the story of the religious organization Iglesia Ni Cristo's first Executive Minister made its pilot run in theaters today, October 7.

Bela Padilla who plays Honorata in the movie, wife of Bro. Felix Manalo, tweeted this afternoon that cinemas have grown to 400 according to her source.

In Twitter, various photos of people lined up to various cinemas across the country were posted. The largest mall chain in  the country announced on Twitter that they'll be opening their cinemas as early as 8 am tomorrow.

This is the only film (local or foreign) that has reached such a record-breaking number of cinemas to accommodate the movie-going public.

Viva Films has also confirmed through their Twitter account @Viva_Films that the movie has exceeded records set by any local or foreign movie in local box office.

The movie also broke two world records from Guiness when it premiered at The Philippine Arena last Sunday, October 4 for having the largest number of audience in a film premiere and the largest audience in a film screening with 43,624 attendees.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Manny Pacquiao announces Senatorial bid in 2016 Elections

Manny Pacquiao announces Senatorial bid in 2016 Elections

Sarangani Representative and Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao has announced his Senatoriail bid in 2016 national elections.

Pacquiao made the announcement on Monday, October 5, after his State of the District Address in the capital town of Alabel.

According to a tweet of ABS-CBN News, Pacquiao will run under his own party, People's Champ Movement.

Photo: via ABS-CBN News

Watch: Sarah Geronimo sings "Felix Manalo" movie theme song "Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw"

Watch: Sarah Geronimo sings "Felix Manalo" movie theme song "Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw"

The country's Pop Star Royalty, Sarah Geronimo, was chosen by Viva Entertainment to sing the theme song of the most awaited movie of the year "Felix Manalo" which tells the life of Iglesia Ni Cristo's first executive minister.

Dubbed as “Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw”, the music video was launched during the premiere night of the said film at The Philippine Arena last Sunday, October 4.

Watch the music video

Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw
Performed by: Sarah Geronimo
Arranged by: Louie Ocampo

Sa simula nagpanukala Ka
Sa malayo'y may mga hihirangin
At sa mga wakas ng lupa'y tatawag
ng sugong magsasagawa ng iyong payo.

Kahit na sa tao'y hamak siya
Inalalayan mo ng iyong kamay
Hindi siya natakot
Ni hindi nanghina
Pagkat lakas niya'y Ikaw, Ama.

Ang iyong sugo, oh Diyos
Sa mga huling araw
Nanguna ng tapat sa Iglesia Ni Cristo
Di mapipigil ang gawaing ito dahil sa awa Mo.
Mula sa isang tao,
Ngayon ay bayan mo.
Purihin Ka, oh Diyos.

Sa hirap at pag-uusig man
Siya ay hindi nag-alinlangan
At sa iyong sugo pangako'y natupad
Sa iyong aral ay nanindigan

Pumanaw man ang iyong sugo
Iglesia ay pinagpala mo
Pagkat tanging sa Iyo ang gawaing ito
Natupad ang panukala Mo.

Reoeat Refrain 2x

Purihin Ka, o Diyos.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Are Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin getting married next year?

Are Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin getting married next year?

Is showbiz's power couple - Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano - getting married next year?

This is the 1 million dollar question that popped up in social media after a national radio station's Twitter account posted this piece of news last Thursday, October 1. According  from an unnamed source of DZRH News @dzrhnews, the Locsin-Manzano wedding was confirmed to take place on June 2016.

But Manzano, the alleged soon-to-be groom, did not take this into sitting. Luis quoted the tweet, not once but thrice. The seemingly surprised tv host did not directly deny the news but instead asked "curiously" who confirmed the news. In the end, Manzano hinted that wedding could possibly happen in 2016.

The series of tweets are posted below:

As of this writing, both Locsin and Manzano have not publicly announced nor there is any kind of news of their engagement.

Friday, October 2, 2015

"I'm not a robot. I need a break too", Jennylyn Mercado tweets

"I'm not a robot. I need a break too", Jennylyn Mercado tweets

Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado posted on Tuesday afternoon, October 2, through her Twitter account @MercadoJen, a tweet which expresses her "complaint" due to lack of rest.

"Im not a robot... I need a break too.", Mercado tweeted with a mad face emoticon.

Fans of the actress were worried and told Mercado to not get mad. Others asked the actress to take some time to rest.

Mercado, who's been visible of late after her movie English Only Please made money in the box office, is doing left and right movie and tv projects. Currently, Mercado has a primetime soap airing on GMA7 with rumored boyfriend Dennis Trillo. She also serves as one of the jury in Starstruck, the network's reality-based artista search hosted by Dingdong Dantes.

She has also a movie coming out soon with Sam Milby entitled The Prenup and a new movie (MMFF 2015 entry) with movie with Jericho Rosales called Walang Forever.

Some netizens recalled the same thing that happened to then GMA's prized star Angel Locsin (now a kapamilya star) who got burned out from doing various projects. So, will she do another Angel Locsin? Just asking...

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