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And here come The Legal Wife memes

It hasn’t hit primetime yet but people are already talking about the drama series top-billed by Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales. Let us give credit to the creative minds that came up with funny memes taken from the trailer of the evening drama. It’s as if the network gained media hype without any sweat so who still needs publicity if the series is getting massive support from the audience that anticipates its pilot?

The Legal Wife Meme 1

Who the hell is Chicser!?

The Legal Wife Meme 2

The Legal Wife goes Pinoy Henyo

The Legal Wife Meme 3

To refresh your memory, “Majarot” was a joke Anne Curtis blurted out in Showtime in January 2013. Th actress apologized a few days after the incident.

The Legal Wife Meme 4

So Echo, tell us…gaano nga kaliit?

The Legal Wife Meme 5

Over the week since the trailer debuted on January 1, several takes on the memorable scene surfaced online, with netizens putting in mock subtitles on screenshots of the exchange to comedic effect.

The mock arguments range from topics like the first day of school, the local boy band Chicser, dandruff (in reference to Locsin’s product endorsement), to the actresses’ real-life relationships.

People …are talking about Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu 2014

The Kapamilya star offended a senior columnist at a press conference for Bride for Rent in which she is one of the lead stars. Kim was asked about the real score between her and onscreen partner, Xian Lim. She answered in a manner people in the venue found very disrespectful. Was Kim just trying to make a statement or she just showed her true color? Continue reading

Anne Curtis: Showbiz’s passion

by Nickie Wang

Anne Curtis was 12 years old when she accompanied her father, an Australian lawyer, to the Philippines, where he decided to move and settle. Her mother, a Filipina, stayed in Australia to look after the kids.

Anne was clueless of what the future awaited her in her mother’s native land, but eventually she felt comfortable and now considers the country her home. Continue reading

Karylle finally finds her love

karylle2By NICKIE WANG/ Manila Standard Today

Last year, in the last three months particularly, Karylle was confronted with issues that put her at the center of attention. Who can forget the controversial smile that generated a lot of reactions from people who tried to ride on the bandwagon of her bittersweet moment?

Months after the much publicized breakup with longtime boyfriend Dingdong Dantes, Karylle revives and reinvents herself as an independent single lady. Well, she should thank Beyoncé’s song “Single Ladies” because it has been the mantra of her newfound image.

Endorsements, television series, movies, concerts, and albums, name it; she is becoming busier than ever. Indeed, she gets the sympathy of not just the public but of the entertainment industry as well. It’s just the upshot of what people see on her —a more determined artist.

Wearing a sangria colored dress, Karylle welcomed the press in an intimate launch at the Edsa Shangri-La on Jan. 28.

Looking stunning, she greeted everyone with a vibrant smile. Before the open forum started, she rendered a song entitled “Touch Me in the Morning” in a very engaging way, and just like what the song says, “We don’t have tomorrow but we had yesterday,” the 27-year-old singer-actress can now openly discuss her failed relationship without her going into a teary-eyed moment.

Karylle’s answers to the questions sounded more positive as if she has fully recovered from the heartbreaking experience. Although she claims that love is still there, and admits that Dingdong served as an inspiration to improve her craft, she could only hope that one day she could just brush it aside and laugh about the love affair she had with the actor.

“People have to hear it from your mouth, but it doesn’t stop there. Time will come that I could just talk about it, laugh about it, and there are no more tears,” Karylle said.

On Valentine’s Day, at the Lobby Lounge of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Karylle will pour her heart out and express deep emotions singing songs that will make people fall in love in a concert entitled The Magic of Love. She will be backed up by the band Reasons that has been working with her for more than a year now.

“I always feel that I have so much love to give, there’s a lot of love inside of me and I think it’s inherent among people. Instead of giving it to just one person, as an artist it’s good that you can share your love with your audience. That’s what I love about music, it’s one way to release all these love,” she explains on how to reconcile the title of her concert and her status as a single.

Moving on

As a woman and a determined artist who hurdles such tough moment in her life, she finds refuge in the people surrounding her. Her passion in music, meanwhile, serves as another outlet in which she can unleash all the emotions that she has been suppressing of late.

“There’s a certain connection that I feel now with my audience. People give me smiles or words of assurance or support. I see it in their eyes. They actually say certain things to me that help me at this time in my life,” Karylle related.

She reveals that Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret has helped her in realizing things that are happening in her life right now. The book gave her certain amount of optimism and taught her how to tap positive energies that could help keep her composure in the middle of difficult situations now that she is in the moving-on phase.

Finding another love is currently not her priority, “Besides nobody is courting me right now,” she says. There are men who flank her but most of them have stated their intentions and according to Karylle these are clear.

“A lot of people are befriending me. These people have clear intentions even the ones who are being linked to me right now,” she reveals pertaining to Jericho Rosales and Christian Bautista.

Karylle doesn’t mind being loveless. She mentions that she feels good that there are women and other friends who call her and send her text messages saying that they are singles, too.

“These are people who are not really close to me but we find time to bond with each other. I think somehow, it’s a good time to be single now that it is no longer a taboo word, not like, ‘Ay ang kawawa mo naman.’ I think we try to look at it on the positive side,” she says while throwing a beautiful smile.

Karylle’s Feb. 14 concert at the Edsa Shangri-La begins with a dinner at 7 p.m., the performance is at 8 p.m. For reservations to the romantic evening concert, call Edsa Shangri-La Hotel at 633-8888 local 2777.

Baler: 34th MMFF’s best

balermovieposterIf you chose to watch this film among the MMFF entries this year, you made the right decision, or if you didn’t watch it, you missed the festival’s best movie. Baler is definitely the only movie in the festival that gives importance to Filipino culture and history. In short, watching Baler in the most expensive cinemas in the metropolis is not a waste of money.

Baler connects with the audience without trying. It’s not Jericho Rosales’ subtle yet effective acting or Anne Curtis’ surprising display of acting flair but it’s the beauty of the story of 19th century Baler translated by Mark Meily into a moving tale of love, hatred, and nationalism that keeps our hearts beating extra faster while watching it. The entirety of this Viva produced movie proves that Philippine Cinema can be better.

Festival Awards

  • Best Picture:
    • 1) Baler
    • 2) Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat
    • 3) Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After
  • Best Director : Mark Meily (Baler)
  • Best Actor: Christopher de Leon (Magkaibigan)
  • Best Actress: Anne Curtis – Baler
  • Best Supporting Actor:Philip Salvador – Baler
  • Best Supporting Actress: Manilyn Reynes – One Night Only
  • Best Sceenplay: Roy Iglesias – Baler
  • Best Story: Jose Javier Reyes – One Night Only
  • Best Cinematography: Lee Meily – Baler
  • Best Sound: Albert Idioma and Wally Dellosa – Dayo
  • Best Visual Effects: Robert Quilao – Dayo
  • Best Production Design: Aped Santos – Baler
  • Best Editing: Danny Anonuevo – Baler
  • Best Make-Up: Noli Villalobos – Desperadas 2
  • Best Musical Score: Jessie Lazatin – Dayo
  • Best Theme Song: Lipad by Jessie Lasaten and Artemio Abad Jr., performed byLea Salonga – Dayo
  • Best Child Performer:Robert Villar – Shake, Rattle, & Roll X
  • Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award – Baler
  • Most Gender Sensitive Film Award – Baler

Is it shine or just glint for Jericho Rosales?

echoHis television series Kahit Isang Saglit ended just like the way it started – unnoticed. During its presence on primetime, it can even hardly get a modest rating. If viewers had observed, the series even got endorsement from Sharon Cuneta and Kris Aquino, but no matter how they tried to publicize the series, it just ended a loser.

Gone are the days when Echo was basking in fame, and just like his ex-lover Kristine Hermosa, and the rest of his fellow Hunks (except for Piolo Pascual), his star is slowly fading like a dying ember. He is good actor, he might even win another acting award at the Metro Manila Film Fest, but it’s not his versatility as an actor that keeps him in showbiz, it’s the fans or the viewers who decide whether he would shine or just glint.