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Vice Ganda shares tons of comedy acts on Gandang Gabi Vice


by Nickie Wang

They say laughter is the best medicine. But what if the kind of comedy is negative or a snide remark that puts a person down for the sake of eliciting laughter. That is not comedy at all and definitely a bitter pill to swallow. Continue reading

Keeping that golden sheen in Sarah’s name


By Nickie Wang

Many have often wondered how Sarah Geronimo, amid her age, is able to stay on top and maintain her fame. The explanation could be sheer luck or it could be that Sarah is in the right place and at the right time making significant career choices.

The truth is, although she is already a big star and she is always been confronted by many challenges in her career, Sarah does not remain complacent. As a matter of fact, the effort and concentration she puts  in everything she does are the same amount of energy she has been dedicating to her career since the time she started in showbiz. Continue reading

A very special Sarah


By Nickie Wang


If we type Sarah Geronimo’s name into the search box of leading websites and search engines, what we’d get are positive search results- string of phrases about the popular young star. For a local celebrity to have more than a million search results under her name means a lot. Good thing they can also be abbreviated in a short striking phrase – Sarah is a massive star. Continue reading

Top-grossing Pinoy films of 2009


As of October 4, 2009, the top-grossing  film in the Philippines is Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz starrer, You Changed My Life. Based on the data released by Box Office Mojo, the movie has earned more than 4.7 million US dollars in Metro Manila alone.

Here is the list of top-grossing local films of 2009: Continue reading

People 8.29.09


…are talking about

Aga Muhlach

aga_muhlachAbout eighty people, close friends and relatives of Aga and wife Charlene, were flown to Pili in Camarines Sur (Governor LRay Villafuerte loves to call his province just CamSur) and back to Manila for a four-day action-packed vacation. Aga celebrated his 40th birthday and there’s no other way to make the people who are dear to him happy but to treat them with a lavish party overflowing with food and drinks. Most of them are Aga’s disciples and so they joined him in his latest addiction -wakeboarding. The newcomers…do they have a choice…but try it as well. Those who couldn’t be coaxed played tourists around nearby Naga City.

Bianca Manalo

The local franchisee of the Miss Universe pageant thought her family name would bring luck to the country. No, it didn’t. A lot of beauty pageant experts (who call themselves pageantologists) said that she was the best performing Asian delegate this year but too much politics failed her bid for the title. But why blame it on the politics? Ten years and it has been like that, there must be something wrong with Mrs. Stella Marquez-Araneta’s way of choosing the girl for the pageant. She is a Colombian, so she should know that the pageant is too Latina-obsessed.

Luis Manzano

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and surely his rumored break up with Angel Locsin didn’t just come from someone who is trying to ruin their relationship. The actor has been quiet about the issue and chooses to divert the attention to his upcoming movie with mom Vilma Santos and John Lloyd Cruz. According to the grape vine there are two sides to the story, both of which either Luis and Angel don’t want to reveal. So, everyone is busy making a wild guess.

…are not talking about

Katorse

katorseAfter several months of being shelved, the series was finally aired last Monday. The bad thing is that the pilot episode is an epic fail if we are going to base it on the data released by AGB Nielsen. The viewers are laughing at the network’s decision to put an overaged Erich Gonzales in the lead role – she is definitely not 14 and doesn’t even look it. Everyone at that time seems to have been hypnotized to watch the rival network’s program. Perhaps Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica are more tolerable to watch.

Carlo J. Caparas

All of a sudden, this controversial personality has just expressed willingness to run for a public office after a group protested that he be given a National Artist award. He said it’s time for him to fight for the rights of people being marginalized by people with influence. Carlo has found another way to soothe his aching heart….shoot a movie starring Manny Pacquiao.

Willie Revillame

Do you think Wowowee is better off without him? While Willie is on an extended vacation, the noon time show still performs well in the ratings race. The program is actually even more entertaining now that Pokwang, Valerie Concepcion, and Mariel Rodriguez are the only ones who host the show. Maybe Willie could further extend his vacation and let these girls handle the entire program.

No breakup for Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano


angel-and-luisIs there a real formula for making celebrity love affair lasts?

For Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano, keeping their relationship intact is a matter of having an open communication. Since nobody is safe from rumormongers in showbiz, an open line of communication makes Angel and Luis hurdle difficult times just like what they had experience of late.

Last Sunday on ASAP, while promoting the now blockbuster film Love Me Again (Land Down Under), Angel was caught in an intriguing situation by being so emotional. With some tears in her eyes, speculations circulated and people jumped into a conclusion that there’s indeed a trouble between the young actress and lover Luis.

full article to follow…

ABSCBN dominates Star Awards


BY NICKIE WANG/ MANILA STANDARD TODAY

Network rivalry has never been this searing as Internet forums heated up few hours after the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV held at the SMX Convention Center on Nov. 30.

ABS-CBN Network dominated the event walking home with 25 awards while its rival station GMA-7 won 19 awards including the coveted Best TV Station.

Since 2004, the award for Best TV Station has been given alternately to the two local TV giants that next year, people will expect that the trophy will be given to ABS-CBN (unless miracle happens it would land on TV5).

GMA’s terrestrial channel QTV-11 won five awards while ABS-CBN’s Studio 23 got just one trophy. UNTV-37 and ABC-5 both won two awards each. RPN-9 and IBC-13 went home empty-handed.

This year’s nominees were programs aired from June 13 until July 1 of this year. Two special awards and 54 trophies where given out by the Philippine Movie Press Club.

The event that saw celestial shower was hosted by Paolo Bediones, Gabby Concepcion, Anne Curtis and Judy Ann Santos.

Iza Calzado and Dingdong Dantes were the trivia hosts with a pre-taped segment entitled “Icons [sic] in the Philippine Television.”

The drama category was a battle between the novice and veteran actors. Child actor Joshua Dionisio bested other nominees like Dolphy, John Lloyd Cruz, Eddie Garcia, John Wayne Sace, and Gabby Concepcion for Best Single Performance by an Actor category via the Maalala Mo Kaya (MMK) episode “Sako.”

Angel Locsin, who graced the awards night with Male Star of the Night Luis Manzano, received the Best Single Performance by an Actress trophy for her first acting project on ABS-CBN through MMK episode “Pilat.” She went up on stage twice after receiving the award for Lobo as Best Primetime TV Series. Angel’s leading man Piolo Pascual was named Best Drama Actor for his performance in Lobo while Sunshine Dizon, who was in a psychedelic black dress, won Best Actress award for her moving performance in Impostora.

Boy Abunda was the most decorated personality of the night. He won Male Showbiz-Oriented Show Host for The Buzz and Best Celebrity Talk Show Host, with Kris Aquino, for Boy And Kris. The Buzz was named Best Showbiz-Oriented Show with Ruffa Gutierrez and Cristy Fermin tied for Best Female Showbiz-Oriented Show Host award.

Edu Manzano, who thanked Pinky Webb (if she blushed, it’s hard to guess but she turned her back on the camera) during his speech, won Best Game Show Host and his program Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba! was awarded Best Game Show. Perennial noontime rivals Eat Bulaga and Wowowee shared the award for Best Variety Program. Valerie Concepcion got the award for Best Female TV Host while Vic Sotto snatched the award for the male category. The Best Musical Variety Show went to SOP Rules.

As it has been predicted, in the News and Current Affairs category, the awards were split between the Kapamilya Network and GMA Kapuso, but UNTV-37’s Bitag surprisingly snatched the Best Public Service Program and Best Public Service Program Host for Ben Tulfo.

Best News Program went to TV Patrol World with Julius Babao winning the Best Male Newscaster. Best Female Newscaster was given to Vicky Morales for Saksi: Liga Ng Katotohanan. Best Documentary Program was won by I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries while its hosts Kara David, Howie Severino, Sandra Aguinaldo and Jay Taruc won Best Documentary Program Hosts.

Signos: Ang Banta ng Nagbabagong Klima, GMA’s special documentary on climate change and hosted by Richard Gutierez won Best Documentary Special.

This year’s Best Magazine Show Host Korina Sanchez went back-to-back receiving the PMPC trophy as Best Magazine Show.

The night of entertainment

The 22nd edition of the PMPC Star Awards for Television had seen great entertainment from the personalities who were nominated during the night, but the show it self was crappy that people would want to watch the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Philippines instead.

There were lively performances that made the crowd screaming at the top of their lungs like the dance number rendered by Rayver Cruz, Maja Salvador, Mark Herras, Erich Gonzales, Marky Cielo and Ryza Cennon. Other performances were simply rubbish. Regine Velasquez, who lip-synced just like the rest of the performers, rendered a mediocre performance. The opening number however was a great visual treat seeing Toni Gonzaga, Rachelle Ann Go and Karylle onstage covering Robbie Williams’ “Let Me Entertain You.”

Ogie Alcasid serenaded Senator Loren Legarda and Rosa Rosal who received the Excellence in Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award and Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively.

One of the witty speeches came from Female Star of the Night Rufa Mae Quinto who also received the award for Best Comedy Actress. Not that she gave the most intelligent speech but she blurted some punch lines that truly justified her being the winner of the award in comedy. Boy Abunda’s speech was dedicated to all the gay men and women all over the world.

Most awards nights see several torpid-minded presenters, and the 22nd PMPC Star Awards is no exception. Lovi Poe was the only presenter who committed a mistake. This year’s Best New Male TV Personality Robi Domingo was about to announce the winner for Best Public Affairs Program Host, but Lovi, who probably was out of her mind, announced I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries as the winner.

Other winners of the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television are:

Best Talent Search Program—Shall We Dance, ABC-5;

Best Talent Search Program Host—Lucy Torres-Gomez, Arnell Ignacio and Dominic Ochoa (Shall We Dance), ABC-5;

Best New Female TV Personality—Patricia Gayod (Maalaala Mo Kaya / “Dagat” episode), ABS-CBN;

Best Youth-Oriented Show—Boys Nxt Door, GMA-7;

Best Horror or Fantasy Program—Komiks Presents: Volta, ABS-CBN;

Best Public Affairs Program—(Y-Speak) Studio 23;

Best Public Affairs Program Host—Jessica Soho (Hot Seat), QTV-11;

Best Morning Show—Unang Hirit, GMA-7;

Best Morning Show Host—Arnold Clavio, Susie Entrata-Abrera, Lyn Ching-Pascual, Rhea Santos, Jolina Magdangal, Winnie Monsod, Oscar Orbos, Regine Tolentino, Drew Arellano, Eagle Riggs, Love Añover and Lhar Santiago (Unang Hirit), GMA-7;

Best Lifestyle Show—Living It Up, QTV-11;

Best Lifestyle Show Host—Raymond Gutierrez, Issa Litton, Sam Oh and Tim Yap (Living It Up), QTV-11;

Best Reality Program—Gandang Ricky Reyes: Parlor Game, QTV-11;

Best Reality Program Host—Ricky Reyes (Gandang Ricky Reyes: Parlor Game), QTV-11;

Best Travel Show—Pinoy Meets World, GMA-7;

Best Travel Show Host—Katherine de Castro, Uma Khouny, Franzen Fajardo, Kian Kazemi and Jayson Gainza (Trip Na Trip), ABS-CBN;

Best Educational Program—Matanglawin, ABS-CBN;

Best Educational Program Host—Kim Atienza (Matanglawin), ABS-CBN;

Best Children Show—Art Angel, GMA-7;

Best Children Show Host—Pia Arcangel, Tonipet Gaba and Krystal Reyes (Art Angel), GMA 7.