Category Archives: Showbiz

Philippine celebrities to watch out for in 2015

IN THE previous years, we named Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson (2009) and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (2011) as local entertainment’s next big stars. Fast-forward today, these amazingly young talents are now considered the brightest in their league. Continue reading

People are talking about

Angelica Panganiban

Finally the actress has broken her silence on the much talked about breakup with Derek Ramsay.  Although Angelica’s reaction was long overdue, still her revelation stirred up controversies.

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John Lloyd and Angelica in pursuit of happiness

ABS-CBN’s most bankable stars John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban have kept the public speculating on their rumored romance. Intriguing photos from Angelica’s Instagram account showing a photo collage of the couple spending time together, Angelica inside a Mercedes Benz, and a gorgeous diamond ring – made the public ask what the real score is between the two big celebrities. In its November 2012 issue, YES! magazine finally ends speculations in a 9-page article saying: “YES, it’s them. They’re together.”

The exclusive story on John Lloyd and Angelica in the latest issue of YES! reveals the highs and lows of the couple’s romantic tale – from their respective break-ups to the courtship, which lead to their current relationship. Reliable sources told YES!, “Their temperament is a match… Where Shaina is a kid, Angel is a woman… JL needs somebody na sanay mag-alaga ng star [and] Angelica has had practice [because] Derek had an ego… Maganda magdala ng relasyon si JL [dahilalaga ang babaeKahit maraming tao at malaking venue, nakatutok siya sa girl. That’s flattering for any girlfriend.”

Meanwhile, celebrity parents Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez – Alcasid gave YES! magazine an exclusive tour around their posh Quezon City hilltop home. “Regine really chose this place to be our home, where we will live for the rest of our lives,” Ogie says. The couple also shares their story of friendship that blossomed into a wonderful relationship and a family with baby Nate, who is turning one this November.

Also in this issue is Manny V. Pangilinan’s fifth home in Hong Kong. The YES! team was given the chance to visit his posh apartment that faces Victoria Harbour, as well as his Hong Kong office at the Two Exchange Square building.

This month’s issue is packed with exclusive stories plus YES!’ very first editorial opinion feature on the much-talked-about Cybercrime Law.

Celebrity Deathmatch: Mon Tulfo vs Raymart Santiago

Radio and TV host Mon Tulfo and Kapuso actor Raymart Santiago were involved in a brawl at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 last Sunday, May 6. Continue reading

Local showbiz’s baby boom

While almost everybody was talking about the muddled case and controversial death of struggling actor Ram Revilla and the deteriorating health condition of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the countless charges filed against her, a rather good news came via caesarian section. Continue reading

No Other Woman breaks box office records with P267 million in 4 weeks

The film No Other Woman top-billed by Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes is breaking box office records. After four weeks of commercial release, it has surpassed the record set by Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz’s 2009 film, You Changed My Life.  Continue reading

Deglamorizing Gerald Anderson

Kapamilya network’s golden boy Gerald Anderson is a fine-looking actor. Known for his sleek image and boy-next-door fashion sense, he dresses well when out in public and his hair is neatly styled. But in the new series Budoy, Gerald ditches the cosmo look and dresses down for the role he considers his most challenging yet.

In the first episodes of Budoy, Gerald is seen sporting a messy hairstyle as if he hasn’t combed his hair for days. His teeth are protruded and yellowish and he dons a one size bigger t-shirt matched with a pair of pants cut right above his ankle. Continue reading

Battle of the ‘tweens’: From T.G.I.S. vs Gimik to Tween Hearts vs Growing Up

by Nickie Wang

Some of the brightest names in show business today started out as part of teen-oriented shows and programs. And we can still identify those who were products of GMA-7’s T.G.I.S. or ABS-CBN’s Gimik, two teen drama shows that were very popular back then. Continue reading

Vilma Santos back on the big screen

by Nickie Wang

Seasoned actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos lists show business as one of her least priority at the moment. She said that her being a public servant and a mother and a wife are undoubtedly her main concerns. Continue reading

A juicy week that was: Denise Laurel is now a mother, Coco Martin and Matteo Guidecelli involve in fistfight

Last Sunday, actress Denise Laurel bravely answered that question of Boy Abunda on The Buzz and admitted on national television that she is already a mother. Continue reading

Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban’s secret to strong relationship

by Nickie Wang

We have heard numerous stories of showbiz couples heading for a splitsville even after years of being together and amid of having kids. Indeed, it is difficult to have a romantic affair when both of you work behind the camera. Whether you like it or not, you will always be the object of controversies and intrigues. Plus the public always expects for your break up. Continue reading

New 7 Wonders of Nature, Mariel Rodriguez, Polo Ravales and Enchong Dee are this week’s top searches on Yahoo! Philippines

  1. New 7 Wonders of Nature: Filipino netizens turned to Yahoo! last week for updates on the search for the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ to check on the Philippines’ finalist – the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan. According to the New 7 Wonders of Nature website, the PPUR currently ranks third in terms of share of international and national votes. Philippine residents may vote for the PPUR online at or by texting PPUR to 2861. Continue reading

Why Diether remains single

by Nickie Wang

Kapamilya star Diether Ocampo celebrated his 37th birthday last month through a benefit golf tournament participated by his close showbiz and non-showbiz friends. The proceeds went to Knowledge Channel and Kids Foundation, which has been the actor’s major charity for the less fortunate. Continue reading

Newsmakers: 10 Trending Searches on Yahoo! Philippines from August 8 to 14

  1. Cultural Center of the Philippines: The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is being criticized for housing the controversial Kulo art exhibit which includes Mideo Cruz’ mixed-media collage, Poletismo. The exhibition features election campaign posters, photos of national heroes and movie idols, religious images with condoms and Jesus Christ with a movable wooden penis. The CCP eventually closed down following a public outrage and vandalism. Continue reading

Spotlight: Superstar Nora Aunor and Drama Queen Judy Ann Santos in a grand showbiz comeback

by Nickie Wang

Two prominent showbiz names are making a big comeback on television. The first is hailed as the country’s lone superstar, who was out of the country for eight years, and the other is touted as soap opera queen, who took a short break after giving birth to her first child. Continue reading

Top Trending Topics on Yahoo! Philippines from August 1 to 7

Yahoo! saw searches spiking for young and old movie idols, Philippine sports team’s victory, the national language month, and the driver of a floating car. Continue reading

Cinemalaya 2011: Eugene Domingo no longer a second best

by Nickie Wang

A comedy about misguided ambitions, the art of making art and the romantisizing of poverty, that is what Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank ia all about and these are the same reasons why the jurors at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival chose the comedy feature as this year’s best full-length film, a misnomner, since it’s only a video.

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank was also the big winner in the annual indie film event that took place at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater on July 24. And the brightest star of the night was Eugene Domingo who won her first Best Actress award for the title role in the comedy feature. Continue reading

Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband are exclusively dating only

by Nickie Wang

In this day and age when young people can easy get a boyfriend or a girlfriend even just after a few encounters on social networking sites, it’s quite hard to believe that young star Angel Locsin and Philippine Azkals most identified member Phil Younghusband are just simply dating. Continue reading

John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo movie part 3

Any positive report about Sarah Geronimo is a beautiful music to the ears of Popsters, the official name of her fans club. And if the news that Sarah and John Lloyd Cruz movie were a song, it would have been a fast track ditty that calls for a celebration. Continue reading

Failed eruption: Abalos orders removal of Philippine Volcanoes’ tarps

People…are not talking about

Philippine Volcanoes

Just so you know, the country has a national team for the sport not known to every common folks. Yes, as already stated, its name is Philippine Volacanoes. The 7 members of the team, who are mostly half-blooded Pinoys, dropped their pants for the mass produced under garment only for one reason, that is to raise awareness about the sport. Continue reading