Official Update on “Darna Movie” with Angel Locsin
Theres no doubt, Angel Locsin is the most popular Darna ever appeared on TV. After few years of waiting, ABS-CBN finally released a statement about Angel Locsin and her participation in Darna Movie of Star Cinema.
ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and Angel Locsin have mutually arrived at a final decision that she will no longer pursue the “Darna” movie due to her medical condition.
We gave Angel our full support during and after her treatment in hopes that she would portray the iconic Filipino heroine. Because of Angel’s passion and dedication, she resumed training for the movie after undergoing surgery and therapy for the disc bulge in her spine. Unfortunately, Angel experienced back pain twice during training, prompting her doctor to advise her not to participate in strenuous activities to avoid permanent damage on her spine.
We would have loved to see Angel fly again as Darna and take our hats off to her for the gargantuan efforts she has put in for the project.
We wish her well as she will begin working on other projects, like a special role in “La Luna Sangre” with John Lloyd Cruz, a movie with James Reid, a movie with Coco Martin, and a teleserye.
Pia Wurtzbach to guest judge on Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5
There is now official confirmation that Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the current Miss Universe, will be a special guest in the fifth season of Asia’s Next Top Model.
There were already talks back in September 2016 about Wurtzbach appearing in AsNTM because of numerous instances wherein people have seen her and were able to photograph her while on the set of the show with the other staff and judges. One fan was even able to take a photo and post it on her Instagram, wherein Miss Wurtzbach was seated on the director’s chair. This gained a lot of commotion at the time, a lot of fans of the show and Wurtzbach’s were hoping to get confirmation.
Asia’s Next Top Model has let its fans have a sneak peek of what they can expect from season five of AsNTM by posting a teaser poser in their social media sites. And it was there that the once rumored and just talks of people about Wurtzbach being a guest, has been confirmed. The teaser poster featured host Cindy Bishop, director YuTsai, supermodel Cara G Mcilroy and “special guest” Wurtzbach.
No official statement or part of the teaser poster has mentioned if Wurtzbach will be a judge and for how many episodes she will be included. Although in previous seasons of the show, guests are normally included in the judges’ panel for one or more episodes.
As popular as the show and Pia Wurtzbach is, mixed reactions are being expressed by people in social media.
When the news officially broke out, social media has been buzzing nonstop. Some, such as fans of Pia and fellow beauty queens, have expressed their delight and joy and have congratulated Miss Wurtzbach in taking another stepping stone, wishing her the best of luck in the show.
While there are those that have expressed their sentiments and negative reactions regarding the news. These reactions were a reflection of the comments the show has received from Filipino fans. The probable reason for this is because of how in the past seasons, Filipina models who have joined AsNTM have not won but have only been close to winning because of the believed to be “bias” of the judges.
Monika Sta. Maria, Julian Flores, Jodilly Pendre, Katarina Rodriguez and Stephanie Retuya, were the Filipina models who have joined the competition and who have almost reached the top but have always ended up only as runner ups in the show.
There are those that have explained what they think about the action, including Pia Wurtzbach in AsNTM as a guest, were a way to give a peace of mind to the Filipino viewers the show has. It was to show the “unbias” and fairness of the show towards each contestant.
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach surely has a lot of fans that will start to keep a close eye and keep tabs on AsNTM once it airs and this will be a great boost for AsNTM.
The fifth season will start airing by March of 2017.
We are all excited to see what a Miss Universe can bring differently to the table of the AsNTM world.
Kris Aquino back in GMA 7 with Trip ni Kris TV Show
After having quite a haitus, Kris Aquino, or also known as the Queen of All Media, is back in showbiz.
“I waited nearly a year, but FINALLY starting something NEW and celebrating with FAITH that my journey is taking me back to where I belong.” This is the caption of Kris on one of her instagram photos that have made a lot of people believe that she truly has returned to showbiz.
Kris goes on further by saying when she will start her taping and that she has missed everyone and her job.
With that instagram post, her fans have started to give out their messages and opinions after knowing the news. Some congratulated her and said that they are excited for her return and will surely show her their support. While some have started to make their own speculations on what network is Kris referring to.
Some have guessed that it may be GMA 7 Kris was referring to on her caption. Because in the past “Where you Belong” was the tagline that was used by GMA 7 for quite a long time. This was before they shifted to the now known tagline which is “Kapuso ng Pamilyang Pilipino.”
And finally feeding the curiosity of her fans with all her other recent video posts on her instagram, her brand new show has now been revealed.
Trip ni Kris will be the title of her new TV show. It will be under APT entertainment incorporated. Based on her instagram posts, she travels and meets people from different parts of the Philippines. But the TV network that will air this show has still yet to be revealed. But just like the post mentioned earlier, Kris Aquino left some hints that have intrigued her fans yet again.
The captions she has for most of her posts related to the Trip ni Kris TV show included hearts of different colors and also rainbow emojis, which shows hints of GMA 7 colors. And GMA 7 has shows that have been created by APT.
And Kris has even dropped more hints on some of her instagram photo captions. She started included the hashtag “#March262017” on her posts. Her fans are guessing that this may be when her show will be aired.
And with rumors spreading that “Trip ni Kris” may be a blocktimer show, some fans have concluded that Kris’ new TV show will go head to head with “Gandang Gabi Vice”, ABS-CBN’s blocktimer under Vice Ganda.
Kris also had other projects which could be linked to GMA 7. She had an interview with Maine Mendoza under TAPE Inc. And Tape Inc. also manages GMA 7’s Eat Bulaga.
It was during 2016 when Kris finally decided to leave the ABS-CBN network, where she has been at home for about 20 years. And since her departure from ABS-CBN, rumors and noise have already spread that Kris Aquino just may move to GMA 7 despite some news being spread about how Kris is not accepted to join GMA network.
“LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT” #KoreaNovela Premiers in ABS-CBN
Get ready to feel ‘kilig’ that will take you to the moon and back as the most anticipated Korea drama “Love in the Moonlight” finally premieres this Monday (March 6) only on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN.
Topbilled by two of of Korea’s most sought after stars today— Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung— “Love in the Moonlight” is one of the most successful and most watched series in Korea in 2016 that raked many accolades from respected award giving bodies such as the Best Couple, Best Excellent Actress, and Best Actor awards in the 2016 KBS Drama Awards; and Best New Actress for Yoo Jung in the 2016 APAN Star Awards.
Recently, Bo Gum was named most influential Korean star and topped Forbes Korea’s Top 40 Power Celebrity list for 2017.
Follow the love story of Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum), a rebel prince who aspires for change in his community, and Ra-On (Kim Yoo Jung), an ordinary girl that will do everything even as far as pretending to be a man just to find her mother.
The two start off in the wrong foot when Lee Yeong thought that Ra-On is the one sending love letters to his younger sister.
Time passes by and the two meet again when Ra-On is sold to become a Eunuch or an all-around servant in the palace.
Ra-On tries to escape but Lee Yeong catches her and prevents her from leaving. To finally get his much-awaited revenge, Lee Yeong does everything in order for Ra-On to pass the tests and become his Eunuch. Little did Ra-On know that the person she hates is already the crown prince.
What will Ra-On do when she finds out that Lee Yeong is the crown prince? How will the true identity of Ra-On be revealed to Lee Yeong? How long can they hide their feelings for each other?
“I Love OPM” grand winner Yohan Hwang sings the theme song of the series, which is the Korean version of Yeng Constantino’s hit song “Ikaw.”
Don’t miss the premiere of “Love in the Moonlight” starting this Monday (March 6) after “A Love to Last” only on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN.
This TV Ratings produced by Kantar Media and TNS with combined Urban and Rural data. Last thursday, “My Dear Heart” kept its lead over its rival program last Thursday (Mar 2) as it garnered 29%, while “Destined to be Yours” of GMA 7 only got 19.4%.
Wildflower TV Rating remained unbeatable Nationwide with 23.3% audience share, beating GMA’s “Wowowin” with only 13.1% last thursday. For the battle of noontime shows, “It’s Showtime” still led with 19.3% versus “Eat Bulaga” that scored 13.8%. Meanwhile, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” brought action to viewers as it recorded 39.9%, compared to “Encantadia’s” 25.8%.
March 2, 2017 Comparative Total Philippines TV Ratings (Urban+ Rural)
ABS-CBN vs. GMA7 and TV5
Source: Kantar Media / TNS
O Shopping (0.7%) / My Puhunan (Replay) (1.0%) vs. Tunay Na Buhay (Replay) (0.9%)
Umagang Kay Ganda (4.7%) vs. Unang Hirit (3.5%)
Magandang Buhay (6.2%) vs. Ghost Fighter (6.8%) / Pokemon Xy (7.3%) / Bleach (8.4%) / Wolfblood (8.3%)
“Kapamilya Blockbusters ‘Robot Overlords’” (11.5%) vs. The Big One (8.1%) / “Kapuso Movie Festival ‘Operation Condor Armour Of God Ii’” (10.4%)
Langit Lupa (15.5%) vs. Trops (11.3%)
It’s Showtime (19.3%) vs. Eat… Bulaga! (13.8%) / Ika-6 Na Utos (19.6%)
The Better Half (15.8%) vs. Legally Blind (15.4%)
The Greatest Love (14.8%) vs. Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa (13.3%)
Minute To Win It Last Duo Standing (14.5%) / Wildflower (23.3%) vs. “Wowowin ‘Worldwide Tour Abu Dhabi’” (13.1%)
TV Patrol (31.8%) vs 24 Oras (20.0%) vs. Aksyon (2.4%) / The Walking Dead (4.1%)
FpJ’s Ang Probinsyano (39.9%) vs. Encantadia (25.8%) vs. Teen Wolf (1.8%)
My Dear Heart (29.0%) vs. Destined To Be Yours (19.4%)
A Love To Last (17.9%) vs. Meant To Be (13.8%) vs. Teen Wolf (2.5%)
Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 Dream Team (11.3%) vs. Pretty Woman (9.1%) vs. Aksyon Tonite (1.5%) / Reaksyon (1.1%)
Tonight With Boy Abunda (4.7%) vs. Saksi Liga Ng Katotohanan (4.3%) vs. Public Atorni (1.0%)
Bandila (2.9%) vs. “Reporter’s Notebook ‘Pagpatay Sa Davao’” (2.9%) vs. Disaster Date (0.4%)
Sports U Ikaw Ang Panalo! (1.8%) vs. The 700 Club Asia (1.3%) vs. Shop Japan (0.1%)
O Shopping (0.8%) vs. Ez Shop (0.6%)
You have probably seen ASAP BFF5 in the past episodes of ASAP – the Sunday variety show of ABS-CBN. This new girl squad is composed of Loisa Andalio, Ylona Garcia, Andrea Brillantes, Maris Racal and Kira Balinger.
In their previous performances at ASAP, they performed their cover of Meghan Trainor’s ‘Me Too’ and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling.
Lucky 7 Pinoy Big Brother Housemates ready for PBB Big Night
One life will change as the Lucky 7 housemates try to fulfill their dreams for their families in the much awaited “Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 Big Night” this Saturday (March 4) and Sunday (March 5) live at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.
PBB marks another milestone as it names its first Big Winner from a mix of housemates coming from the celebrity, teen, and adult editions.
Who among the Lucky 7 Dream Team housemates Mccoy De Leon and Nikko Natividad, Edward Barber, Kisses Delavin, Maymay Entrata, Yong Muhajil, Cora Waddell and Tanner Mata will emerge as the winner and take home P1 million?
Nikko and McCoy are known as the charming members of all-male group “Hashtags” of the noontime show “It’s Showtime.” “Boy Tatag of Tondo” Mccoy wants nothing but to give the best to his family including their dream house. Likewise, the “Boy Sipag of Bulacan” Nikko revealed to the public via PBB that he has a son and he wants to give his family a bright future.
“Ms. Wacky Go Lucky of CDO” Maymay, who was chosen by the celebrity housemates to be one of the official teen housemates this season, immediately captured the hearts of many with her natural charm and humor. During her stay, she shared her pains of not having a father while growing up.
Yong, on the other hand, kept his eye on the goal for the sake of his mother and 16 siblings. Despite coming from an impoverished family, the “Pag-a-Son ng Zamboanga” shared with everyone his contagious optimism and determination when it comes to facing various tasks.
The “Cheerful Charmer of Germany Edward showed his pusong Pinoy in all the challenges given to him by Big Brother. He even gave up his lucky star spot for his co-housemates, which earned him so much respect from viewers.
“Miracle Daughter of Masbate” Kisses, on the other hand, learned how to open up her heart to different people and the life struggles of her fellow housemates. She learned to be more confident and confronted her weaknesses by challenging herself in many tasks.
The “Dazzling Daughter of Bulacan” Cora eventually learned how to listen and how to be more sensitive to other people after her frankness and assertiveness put her on the list of nominees for a couple of times. Instead of getting disheartened, she kept on trying to improve herself and carried on being a big sister to her younger co-housemates.
The “Incredible Hunk of Nueva Ecija” Tanner, meanwhile, shone as a natural leader in the group that led them to many victories in various tasks. He willingly shared his knowledge to others and opened himself to learning new things.
Edward, Kisses, Cora, and Tanner also draw strength and inspiration from their respective families.
To vote for your bets, just text BB (name of housemate> and send to 2366.
In the past 11 years, “Pinoy Big Brother” has remained to be one of the most watched program in the country, a consistent top trending topic in social media, and the most viewed reality show online via iWant TV.
“Pinoy Big Brother” has mirrored the hopes, plight, and aspirations of Filipinos through its diverse mix of housemates. Big Brother formulates tasks and challenges for the housemates to bring out their best, test their strengths, and foster camaraderie as they undergo a transformative journey inside the house.
Don’t miss the highly anticipated “Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7” Big Night this Saturday (Mar 4) and Sunday (March 5) live at the Alonte Sports Arena. Keep watching ““Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7,” Mondays to Fridays after “A Love to Last” on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable Ch 167). Viewers can also catch up on the program’s past episodes via iWanTV.com and for Sky subscribers.
Emma Stone won the Oscar Best Actress from her leading role on the highly rated movie “La La Land”.
“I still have a lot of growing and learning and work to do,” Stone said when picking up her Award, “and this guy (the Oscar statue) is a really beautiful symbol to continue on that journey and I am so grateful for that.”
Emma Stone played an aspiring actress in the movie who fell in love with a jazz musician. She did a lot of dance in this musical movie and gained her recognition.
Stone started to act when she was 11 and moved to Hollywood when she was 15 to pursue her acting career. She was nominated for Oscar Best Supporting Actress in 2015 for “Birdman”.
Based on a Youtube Interview, Erich Gonzales confirms breakup with Daniel Matsunaga. The young Kapamilya actress preferred not to share details about the breakup and she said she just wants to move on.
“I just want to move on. Hindi po kami nag-uusap. (We’re not talking to each other) It’s not true that we’re talking. Hindi po kami magkaibigan. Walang third party po (We’re not friends. There’s no third party in the breakup),” Erich said on the Youtube Interview.
Erich Gonzales also added that they are not friends and they are also not talking. She also deleted all the photos of Daniel in her Instagram and other social media accounts. As of this writing she said her focus is on her showbiz career and she insist not to give comments about the controversial breakup.
Pop star Lady Gaga will be announcing the details of her upcoming world tour after her Super Bowl half-time show.
The 30-year-old singer, who is currently putting the finishing touches to her much-anticipated performance at the annual sports event, will share the details of her upcoming Joanne tour on February 6, reported Us Weekly.
The “Perfect Illusion” hitmaker has previously toured six times. Lady Gaga concluded her most recent arena tour, the Cheek to Cheek Tour with Tony Bennett, in August 2015.
More Filipinos nationwide tuned in to ABS-CBN to watch the most beautiful women from all over the world compete in the 65th Miss Universe pageant, as the Kapamilya network’s live telecast and special coverage of the fared well in national TV ratings.
More viewers watched the ‘most beautiful day in the universe’ in the Kapamilya network as the coverage hit a national TV rating of 27.4%, or ten points higher than GMA’s telecast, which only registered 17%, according to data from Kantar Media.
Viewers in Mega Manila and Metro Manila also followed the journey of Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina, who made it to the top 6, on ABS-CBN. The Kapamilya network recorded a TV rating of 28.2% versus GMA’s 23.7% in Mega Manila, while it hit 30.8% versus GMA’s 19.4% in Metro Manila.
After the pageant and coronation of the newest Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France, Gretchen Fullido pumped up the pageant fans as she immediately gave a recap of the competition event at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in the news program “News Patrol,” which got a national TV rating of 20.2%, compared to GMAs 17.2%.
Right after “News Patrol,” Dyan Castillejo kept viewers in the loop in a live coverage of the first press conference of the newly hailed Miss Universe on DZMM TeleRadyo.
Since the announcement of the Philippines as this year’s host of the Miss Universe competition, ABS-CBN has brought to Filipinos, who are known to be the best pageant fans in the country, the latest news and the most comprehensive coverage of the competition.
Aside from the regular features in news programs such as “TV Patrol” and “Bandila,” news.abs-cbn.com made a microsite to deliver to fans the most recent happenings in the pageant, including the preparation of Maxine, as well as the 86 candidates of Miss Universe.
ABS-CBN partnered with LCS Group, Solar Entertainment, and the Miss Universe Organization to become an official network partner of the 65th Miss Universe pageant to bring the annual event to a wider audience.
ABS-CBN has been the home of Miss Universe on Philippine television since 2010, the year when the country once again entered the top 5 with Venus Raj. Viewers also watch on ABS-CBN the journey of other Miss Philippine-Universes namely Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Janine Tugonon, Ariella Arida, Mary Jean Lastimosa, and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in its broadcast via satellite from the United States (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015), Brazil (2011), and Russia (2013).
Don’t miss the replay of the 65th Miss Universe pageant on Sunday (Feb 5) in Sunday’s Best.
Congratulations Miss Universe 2016 – Miss France Iris Mittenaere
The long wait is over, the 65th Miss Universe was finally crowned at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila Philippines and she is none other than Miss France Iris Mittenaere.
Miss Universe 2016 First Runner up is Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier while the second runner up is Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar.
The last time France won Miss Universe title was in the second edition of the pageat which was in 1953. It took them 63 years before they finally get a second Miss Universe tittle holder from France.
Miss Universe 2016 Top 6 Candidates:
Top 3 Finalists
The pageant started with the announcement of the Top 13 delegates. After the break, top 9 were announced based on the scores from the judges and social media votes.
65th Miss Universe Judges include TV star and former model Cynthia Bailey, Emmy and Tony award-winning producer Francine LeFrak, and editorial director of fashion magazine PAPER Mickey Boardman.
Also in panel of judges are Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen, and Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach made her final walk wearing a blue gown before passing on the crown to Mittenaere.
She expressed gratitude to her family, the Miss Universe organization (MUO), her fans called “Pianatics” and all Filipinos.
Before Harvey announced the final winner, Wurtzbach jokingly provided Harvey with a pair of glasses.
Harvey made it a point not to make a mistake in reading the name of the winner as he did in the Miss Universe pageant in 2015 where he announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez instead of Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach as the next Miss Universe.
The ladies and audiences were serenaded by Grammy-nominated rapper Flo Rida and Grammy award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men.(PNA)