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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.

Kapamilya stars Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino win top honors at 35th Gawad Urian

Kapamilya stars Maja Salvador and Paolo Avelino were awarded Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, at the 35th edition of Gawad Urian. Maja walked home with the top plum for her titular role in independent film “Thelma,” while Paolo won Best Actor honors for his role in Cinemalaya film “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa.”

Here is the complete list of winners: Continue reading

Internet’s most sought after celebrities

Kim Chiu, Marian Rivera, KC Concepcion,Cristine Reyes, and Carla Abellana are probably the most sought after celebrities on the Internet.

One of the best features of WordPress is the stats update. You would know how many people have had visited your blog and what search engine terms did they use to land on your blog. This feature allows me know if my blog is popular, or even helpful to my readers.

From May 18, 2009 to May 18, 2010, the following celebs are the most searched names on my blog 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

Up close with Kim Bum

By  Nickie Wang

Kim Bum in sport drama Dream

Kim Bum in sport drama Dream

Boys Over Flowers star Kim Bum, more popularly known as Yi Jeong in the top-rating Korean series, was in town to shoot a television commercial opposite Kapamilya network star Maja Salvador.

Bum is the latest endorser of RC Cola, and at the same time he promotes the forthcoming sport drama series Dream, which features Bum in his first starring role. The program will soon air on ABS-CBN.

In a press conference held at 9501 Restaurant, ELJ Building last week, Bum escorted Maja and greeted the members of the entertainment press. Bum had a female interpreter with him since the 20-year-old Asian star’s English Continue reading

Maja Salvador: Darling of the masses

By Nickie Wang/ Manila Standard Today

Maja Salvador is one of ABS-CBN’s most bankable stars. Her exceptional qualities make her career afloat even after staying in the business for already six years. She is a star in a complete package: a singer, a dancer, and an actress.

maja-salvadorIt is good to note that her talents were not discovered by any reality television search. More than half a decade ago, Maja was just a young 14-year-old whom people saw on national television in her one of the most unforgettable days. She was reunited with her father after seven years of separation.

Her reunion with her actor-father Ross Rival (Rosauro Salvador in real life), who passed away in 2007, was facilitated through efforts by ABS-CBN and seen by Charo Santos-Concio. The executive thought she saw a potential star that’s why she advised her staff to look for Maja, and then the next chapter of the story is her becoming a contract star to one of the country’s biggest television networks.

“So alam niyo na, why I’m always featured sa Maalaala Mo Kaya?” Maja candidly said when members of the entertainment press interviewed her during the provincial tour of Sisters Feminine Napkins in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. “Kidding aside, I’m very thankful kay Ma’am Charo. Siya kasi ’yung nag-open ng windows of opportunity para sa akin.”

Maja’s recent appearance in Maalaala Mo Kaya, hosted by Charo Santos-Concio, marked the seventh time that she’s being featured in the longest-running drama anthology program. “It’s a very challenging role,” she said. Still part of MMK’s month-long Mother’s Day Special, Maja played a young woman crippled by polio when she was just two years old. Amidst the challenges, the character struggled to reach her ultimate dream of becoming a teacher.

Reluctant star

“I want to stay like this. Hindi ko hinahangad na maging big star ako. Kasi ’pag dumating ako sa point na sobrang popular na ako, hindi ko na alam kung ano ang kasunod,” Maja explained why she is so afraid seeing her career soar higher.

In spite of Maja’s fear and reluctance, she is actually very popular most especially among the teens and the masses. Not only that they can easily relate to the charming star, these people genuinely like her because even with her status as a celebrity, she remains humble.

“I work hard kasi gusto kong maka-quota,” she uses the word “quota” to refer to the earnings she gets from endorsements, television shows and movie projects. “Dati kasi palipat-lipat kami ng bahay, kaya ako nagko-concentrate sa work para makabili ako ng maraming bahay,” she lightheartedly said but punctuated her words with seriousness.

Fresh from her three-week vacation in the States, where she toured her mother and younger brother Kirby to theme parks like Disneyland, Sea World and Universal Studios, Maja is back at work. She was excited to announce that Estrella, a horror film that also stars Shaina Magdayao, Jake Cuenca, and Geoff Eigenmann, is almost finished and ready for release sometime in July.

“Four taping days na lang kami, I can’t say anything more. Abangan n’yo na lang. We promise that it’s going to be a great film,” the 20-year-old actress assured.

Estrella is under Star Cinema and directed by former independent filmmaker Rico Ilarde. The movie is a teen horror flick that features a group of teenagers who have the ability to see ghosts.

Charming and bubbly

Last May 18, we were invited by Aileen Go, vice president of Megasoft, maker and distributor of Sisters Feminine Napkins, to accompany Maja Salvador in one of her provincial tours. The destination: Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

Before the trip and while we were waiting for Maja for already an hour, Go told us that Maja has never been late. Some press quipped that they will blame Maja as cause of delay because we were still in Quezon City at 9 a.m. and the ferry in Batangas port will leave at 12:30. We were told that instead of going directly to the meeting place, Maja had to fetch her aunt who was waiting for her in ABS-CBN compound.

When Maja arrived and boarded the bus, which shuttled us from Manila to Mindoro, she waved hello and kissed everyone including the people whom she met for the very first time. That gesture was more than enough to appease us, she’s worth the wait.

Before she took her seat, she said, “Welcome everyone, I’m your tour guide for today. We are going to Mindoro.” Everyone laughed.

Past lunch time we arrived in Calapan City and were accommodated by Carlito and Felie Go, the owners of Citimart Group of Companies that manage Citimart Island Mall where Maja’s fans had a chance to meet her for photo opportunities and autograph signing.

After a sumptuous late lunch, we headed to JJ Leido Gymnasium where hundreds of Maja fanatics were waiting. We arrived at the venue at exactly 3 p.m. and were informed that Maja’s fans started to flock the area as early as 8 o’clock in the morning.

With the help of Go, Maja gave out 52 school bags to students. Then several photo opportunities later, Maja strutted on the dance floor and treated her screaming fans the kind of entertainment they’ve been waiting for.

Maja’s Mindoro visit is part of Sisters Feminine Napkins nationwide tour. After a successful event in Mindoro, Maja is scheduled to visit Baguio, Dagupan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena, Bicol and Batangas.