What people were talking about in 2015

From showbiz highlights and television events to big screen entertainment and recording scene, we’ve combed through breaking news and biggest headlines to list down the most talked about personalities and events in the world of entertainment in 2015.

When it comes to being to being King and Queen of local showbiz this year, there is Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, and there is everyone else.


Though the onscreen couple’s massive popularity started only in July, it’s hard for anyone to think of any other highlights that defined fame and fortune in show business this year. Without any scandal and ludicrous gimmicks in tow, just the support of the AlDub Nation, Alden and Maine became the most talked about personalities in the country.

Maine Mendoza in her signature pabebe waive

Maine alone already has 15 product endorsements to her name in span of a few months being in showbiz. She even received an acting award from the MMFF just recently and landed on the cover of numerous magazines. Since she became a household name, Yaya Dub has received a total of 13 awards and recognition from various institutions like EdukCircle, Catholic Social Media, PMPC and COMGUILD Academy Choice Awards to name a few. Yes, in six months’ time, Maine had achieved what others took years or even a decade to accomplish.

Pambansang Bae Alden Richards

Alden, on the other hand, is now touted the most popular male star in the country. His appearance in any kind of events is highly anticipated and very well attended. The former StarStruck reject is the most in-demand star on GMA Network turning the television ratings of any shows he appears in crazy high. He has finally launched a recording career, too, earning multiplatinum record awards for his two current albums.

Heneral Luna

In a sea of profit-driven rom-coms and crappy formulaic films, the biopic is definitely a breath of fresh air. The surprise blockbuster may not be the best film you’d ever see or the most successful movie in terms of box office revenue but Heneral Luna is definitely a standout out and the only film that serves as a preview on what local films can achieve if they’d continue to break boundaries and ditch run-of-the mill ideas of big production outfits.

Sarah Geronimo

Popstar Sarah Geronimo

The country’s new concert queen is the most decorated recording star of the year receiving a total of 17 awards and accolades here and abroad. She just recently launched an all-original album and staged a two-night sold out concert that featured songs from her own catalogue definitely putting non singers and audio terrorists to shame. Numbers don’t lie and no other artist has come close to what Sarah achieved in her recording career just this year.

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera was a sexy preggy

She went through an 18-hour labor before giving birth to baby Maria Letizia, who is now the most popular one-month old baby in the land. But prior to giving birth, Marian’s pregnancy became the most talked about pregnancy in the country considering that there’s a baby boom this year. Many celebrities received the gift of having a baby in 2015 but it’s Marian’s that happened to steal the limelight.  In fact, she even graced the cover of a fashion magazine looking gorgeous while very pregnant.

James Reid

James Reid is a certified TV, movie and recording  star

What separates the young actor from the other matinee idols of his generation is not his chiseled physique rather it’s the long list of achievements he had accomplished for the year. In music, television and movies, James has proven himself to be a force to reckon with. His latest record Reid Alert, earned him a nomination in MTV Europe’s Best Southeast Asian Act, an award for Best RnB Album from PMPC and Best Solo Artist from BSB Pop Asia Awards.

Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

The most controversial beauty queen made history in the world of pageantry. When she won the local pageant in March, she was told that she’s a downgrade of her predecessors. Well, you cannot put a good and determined person down. She actually had the last laugh…and the Miss Universe crown.

Julie Anne San Jose

Recording star Julie Anne San Jose

The singer who received a diamond record award from PARI in October 2014 marked another milestone in her career when she took home the Best Selling Album of the Year award for her new record called Deeper. It’s also good to note that Julie Anne is still the most successful recording star in the Kapuso lot.

Daniel Padilla

Daniel Padilla is one of the most in demand male stars of  2015

He is one of the most successful male stars of the year scoring a double platinum award and a gold award for his two recent records. His film with Kathryn Bernardo, Crazy Beautiful You, is this year’s most successful rom-com and the TV series they star in together holds the distinction of being one of the top rating programs on primetime.

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo is the country’s highest paid actor

He is currently the highest paid actor in the Philippines after playing the lead role in the biopic Felix Manalo. In an interview with the press during the film’s promo, Dennis admitted that it was, so far, the highest contract he got for a film project. We got word that he received P10 million. Though Felix Manalo’s performance at the tills wasn’t that impressive, it went on to breaking two Guinness World Records and Dennis name became all connected to the film like no one else did.

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