Category Archives: TV HIGHLIGHTS

The WALKING DEAD Season II preview (Sneak Peak)

Im very thankful to AMC as they will released two ‘first look’ photos from Season 2 of its critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, currently in production in the greater Atlanta area. The hit series’ second season includes 13 episodes, and will premiere this October.

Previously from Season I, The plot centers on Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes, who was gunned down and put into a coma for an indeterminate amount of time, after which he awakens into a post-apocalyptic world overrun with the walking dead. He discovers that his wife and son are missing and, after arming himself, sets off on a perilous journey for Atlanta, Georgia, where the CDC is rumored to have set up a quarantined safe-zone in the city and his family may be hiding. However, he soon discovers that the city has been overrun with “walkers” and it is no longer safe.

A few miles outside the city, Rick’s wife Lori and his son Carl have been hiding away from the walkers with Shane Walsh, Rick’s former colleague and best friend. They have established a camp with a small group of other survivors from around the country. After being rescued from Atlanta by members of the group and being reunited with Lori and Carl, Rick assumes a command position with Shane and must take responsibility not only for his wife and son, but also for the survival of the group. Part of the group goes back into Atlanta to recover weapons, but on their return find that the camp has been nearly overrun by walkers. In hopes of finding medical treatment for an injured member, some of the group decides to return to Atlanta and seek aid from the CDC.[1]

WATCH THE TEASER:

Executive Producer/Writer/Director Frank Darabont says, “At this moment, I’m standing on a stretch of post-apocalypse interstate in Georgia, littered with abandoned cars and blessing my good luck to be reunited with our amazing cast, and our fantastic directors and crew. Across the board, there are none better. It’s great to be shooting again. I think we’ve embarked on a great season.”

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LIST of NOMINEES for MAJOR AWARDS at 2011 EMMYS (TV)

HBO led this 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards with 104 nominations followed by CBS (50), NBC (46), PBS (43) and Fox (42). Im not surprise that Game of Thrones was nominated for Best Drama, and Peter Dinklage for his performance as Tyrion. They scored 13 nominations altogether, but the rest were relegated to the technical Emmys–the ones that don’t get broadcast on TV. Oh well

MAJOR AWARDS LIST NOMINEES

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Robert Morse, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Man Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Jeff Probst, Survivor

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race, CBS
American Idol, Fox
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Top Chef, Bravo

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Conan, TBS
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Cinema Verite, HBO
Downton Abbey, PBS
The Kennedys, ReelzChannel
Mildred Pierce, HBO
The Pillars of the Earth, Starz
Too Big To Fail, HBO

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KapamilyaGOLD Presents: REPUTASYON (TV)

What if your reputation was put on the line because of a false accusation and a web of lies and deceit?

Cast of Reputasyon (Jason Abalos, Aiko Melendez, Rayver Cruz and Cristine Reyes)

ABS-CBN takes drama on a different level via “Reputasyon” which started airing last Monday (July 11). A Grand Presscon and thanks giving as well for its impressive pilot episode last monday was held at 14th floor with most of the cast of the series attended.

Last monday, I also took the liberty to catch the Pilot Episode over the cafeteria and surprised to see a lot of people are waiting and discussing the series. Last tuesday it becomes one of the talk of the town in Twitter as well.

Part of ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold, “Reputasyon” is led by Cristine Reyes. As she embarks on a new role that promises to be her most challenging by far, Cristine is ready to put her reputation on the line for her new show. “Itataya ko po ang repustasyon ko, maganda po talaga ang kwento nitong bagong show namin. Pinagisipan po ng mabuti at pinaghandaan po ng aming mga manunulat at produksyon,” Cristine shared.

Cristine plays the role of Agnes De Los Santos, a simple woman with big dreams for her family. However, an event changes her life in ways she did not imagined and dreamt of.

Side by side with Cristine is her real-life boyfriend, Rayver Cruz who plays Henry. “Pakiramdam ko hindi ako nagtatrabaho kasi masaya kami sa set. Masayang-masaya ako na kasama ko si Cristine dito sa show. Bihira lang naman kasi yung pagkakataon na makasama mo sa isang project yung mahal mo sa buhay. At ang project na ito, maipagmamalaki namin, exciting ang magiging latag ng mga kwento,” Rayver said.

Jason Abalos will be completing the love triangle as Boyet. Jason shared in an interview that he is very much enthusiastic about this project.

This is also the comeback project of Aiko Melendez who took a hiatus in the television scene for quite a long time. Aiko plays an offbeat role that will make us all remember that she was indeed one of the most brilliant actresses during her early years.

An impressive array of actors will further bring brilliance to the teleserye– Jaclyn Jose, Lito Pimentel, Emilio Garcia, Deborah Sun, Jill Yulo, Andre Garcia, John James Uy. Acclaimed directors Laurice Guillen and Celso Ad Castillo complete the cast.

Under the direction of Jeffrey Jeturian and Mervyn Brondial, “Reputsayon” airs weekdays after “Happy Yippee Yehey” on ABS-CBN.

Watch the full trailer here:

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The AMANO PERSPECTIVE Premieres July 14 on ANC Channel.

A very handsome and amiable Adel Tamano charmed the press today, July 8, 2011 to talk about a brand new current affairs talk show, “Tamano Perspective,” which is set to debut this Thursday (July 14) at 7pm on ANC SkyCable channel 27.

ANC will also premiere the new season of “View from the Top,” anchored by David Celdran, on Monday (July 11), 9:30pm. I am excited to see him again not only for his views but to see how quick he answers question from media unconsciously.


Every week, Tamano will examine the latest news stories that can range from nationalism to family values and social media. But more than featuring a roundup of news, Tamano goes one step further by giving his opinion, as a lawyer and educator, on each story.

He also explained that “There’s no fence-sitting allowed in the program. I’m not a journalist, I’m a lawyer and an advocate and so the show will reflect my training as a person who takes stands on issues. We want to present a point of view, a concrete and definite perspective on an issue, and we do this to encourage the viewer to take one as well.”

A broadcasting greenhorn, Tamano said he sees his newest venture as a great way to learn new skills, expand his base of life experiences, and more importantly, to find new ways of being of service to the people.

“I’ve always valued intelligent public debate and discussion and I saw anchoring a TV program as a way to bring some of that to the Philippine public,” he said. Tamano, the first Filipino Muslim to graduate from Harvard Law School, is currently the Dean of the College of Law at the Liceo de Cagayan University. He is also a partner at the Kapunan, Tamano, Javier & Associates

Tamano said his knowledge and firsthand experience of campaign politics gives him an advantage in his new job. “I won’t be a naive anchor discussing matters that I haven’t seen or experienced. I’ve been given a rare peek into the inner workings of power at the very highest levels of government. In a way, I’m a veteran – though young in age – in political experience and I hope to be able to use that experience so that I can provide better insight and analysis for our viewers,” he said.

Meanwhile, one of ANC’s senior anchors David Celdran returns with another season of “View From the Top,” a 30-minute feature on personalities at the top of their game.

The show aims to raise the bar of excellence in every endeavor by highlighting the discipline and ethic of renowned leaders and icons. It also talks about the lighter side of living on the top, revealing how bigwigs spend their free time to what causes or advocacies they adopt or support.

This season, the 20-year-broadcasting veteran gets to interview some of the country’s icons like construction legend David Consunji of DMC Inc., advertising guru Emily Abrera, the chair emeritus of McCann Ericsson.

Me with Adel Tamano (Thanks to Jeman Villanueva for the photo)

Philippines, beauty doctor to the stars Dr. Vicki Belo of the Belo Medical Group, and Diosdado Banatao, the only Filipino major player in Silicon Valley. Celdran also anchors “Executive Class” on ANC and is the editor-in-chief of VAULT magazine, a luxury and lifestyle magazine for men.

Don’t miss “View From the Top” with David Celdran on Monday (July 11), 9:30 pm and the “Tamano Perspective” with Atty. Adel Tamano on Thursday (July 14) at 7pm on ANC SkyCable channel 27.
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I DARE YOU! Premieres July 11 (TV)

Starting July 11, ABSCBN’s News and Current Affairs division and TV Entertainment Group will join force to give us a new reality show on Philippine TV, “I DARE YOU,” which is set to change the views and lives of famous and ordinary Kapamilya starting Monday (July 11).

A jampacked Press conference was held today, July 7 in Quezon City and is cosidered one of the most interesting Press conference of ABSCBN since most of the questions are about life experiences, challenges and as they call it, “Hamon ng Buhay”

Hosted by Award winning actor Jericho Rosales, Versatile host-actress Iya Villania and comedy Princess Melai Cantiveros, “I DARE YOU” will test the resilience and determination of Celebrity Kapamilya challengers, who will carry-out a series of challenges in order to help win a reward for ordinary Filipinos worthy of the title, “Bida Kapamilya.”

The “Bidang Kapamilya” are everyday Pinoys who bravely face life’s challenges no matter how hard they get. They are the market vendors, the teachers in far-flung areas, the laborers, stuntmen, garbage and junk collectors, farmers, senior citizens, people with disability, among others.
This is the first time the public gets to see Gab and Alessandra without the make-up, without their assistants and performing without any “cuts” or “take-twos.” Viewers will also hear Jericho’s inspiring rags-to-riches story, as told and demonstrated by the actor himself.

Iya added that the celebrity Kapamilya challengers aren’t the only ones who will get inspiration from the real-life and unscripted drama featured in the show. She said viewers will also learn from the experiences of the “Bidang Kapamilya” and the celebrities.

Jericho clarified that though the celebrities will have to dress down and work, it is not the goal of the program to deglamorize them. He said the stars are actually given the opportunity to show who they really are behind the camera and away from the limelight.

Jericho Rosalaes

Melai however is the sweetheart of this show. Jericho told the press. Melai credited Jericho for being so nice. “Hindi ko alam na sobrang bait kasama. Napakabait ni Jericho Rosales. Ovher!” Melai said.

In an interview with Push he explained, “Our program works both ways. The ordinary people get to see the real emotions of the artists, and the artists get to see how an ordinary person lives.”“I Dare You is here to inspire and challenge people to face their personal trials, just like what our Kapamilyas are doing no matter how difficult their lives are already,” she said.

Iya Villania

Meanwhile, although “I Dare You” is filled with heart-tugging stories, viewers can also expect light and funny moments courtesy of Melai, who will join her close friends Jericho and Iya in guiding celebrity Kapamilya challengers.

“I am the wacky, naughty, and less serious host in the show,” said the former Pinoy Big Brother Big Winner. Like Jericho and Iya, Melai said she appreciates the depth of this project.

“Our hosting here is full of heart and purpose,” she said.

Catch “I Dare You,” from Monday to Friday beginning July 11, before “Mula sa Puso” on ABS-CBN.

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DREAM DATE Premieres July 15! (Studio 23)

Last Week I was invited to attend a launch of another partnership, (A TV Show to be exact) by Hello Media and Studio 23 but wasnt able to come due to prior commitment. Then I’ve learned that the project is all about romance on Philippine TV. The 1st “ORIGINAL PINOY” dating game show, “DREAM DATE” premieres July 15, 2011. The show will be hostd by Myx VJ, Bianca Roque and Magandang Umaga host, Andrei Felix.

“DREAMDATE” is the first ever tri-media, dating game-lifestyle show in the Philippines created by Filipinos! This is not a franchise from foreign shows…” says David Abrenilla, the executive producer and creator of the show. All Pinoy TV fanatics all over the world are invited to experience the dawning of this new era of dating entertainment.

This grand multi-media launch aims to ultimately connect all three main media outlets- online, mobile and television to meet the growing demands of today’s generation of digital consumers who are seeking entertainment, interaction and user generated content.

Providing the show with its unique match-making system is the nation’s very own and first on-line and mobile dating-lifestyle network, Chuzi. This matchmaker guarantees a selection process that is exciting yet safe, non-offensive and free from rejection. Chuzi makes the contestants dating experience a memorable one by linking them up to the one they’re attracted to and are attracted to them. The DREAMDATE show is actually an extension of Chuzi. Consumers shall use the internet or their mobile phone to enroll in the game, in hopes of finding their match. The consumers are analyzed based on their success with the game and will be invited to a casting call, to have a chance to be on DREAMDATE show.

CONTESTANTS
In their search for the ultimate DREAMDATE, 6 contestants, 3 girls and 3 boys, will take on questionings and other challenges, in a progressive fashion, for their compatibility. At the end, the contestants will be given the chance to vote for their DREAMDATE based on their looks, personality and special talent.

Hmmmmmm… Im single.
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Philippine TV Premiere of “Kasambuhay Habambuhay” JULY 10 on ABSCBN

The recently concluded flim showing of SHORT FILMS from NESTLE’s 100 years of Good Food and Good Life in the Philippines, Nestlé proudly brings you “Kasambuhay Habambuhay” — a 100-minute short film anthology into PHILIPPINE TV. This July 10 on ABSCBN’s Sunday’s Best.

Hosted by Toni Gonzaga and Gerald anderson, It features ten 10-minute short films produced by the nation’s top advertising directors:

Kasambahay sa Hambambuhay Short Film anthology is, by far, the most varied, most freehanded and ultimately most surprising collection of Nestle stories. These 10 Short films are as follows:


Isang Tasang Pangarap” by Sid Maderazo
A comedy of Epic Proporations.

Downtown” by Stephen Ngo
A Quiet Story of Love.

Oh! Pa Ra Sa Ta U Wa Yeah!” by Jeorge Agcaoili
An Original Pinoy Musical comedy.

Silup” by Jun Reyes
A gritty Urban Drama.

Unplugged” by Raul Jorolan
A feel Good adeventure of discovery.

Sali Salita” by A/F Benaza
A Family Fantasy Drama.

“The Howl and the Fussyket” by Chris Martinez
A family Comedy of Manners

Cooking Mo, Cooking Ko” by Chris Martinez
A Shakesperean food Film.

Tingala Sa Baba” by Henry Frejas
A coming of Age satire.

Sign Seeker” by Carlo Directo
A Romantic comedy.

The short film anthology showcases some of the country’s sought after stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Solenn Heussaff, Ramon Bautista, Eugene Domingo, Kiray Celis, Gerald Pasigan, Marvin Agustin, Kaye Abad, Luisito “Kuya Bodjie” Pascua, Mr. Eddie Garcia, Sid Lucero, Ms. Gloria Romero, Neil Coleta, Noni Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Dominic Roco, Eda Nolan, Dennis Padilla, Robert Sena, Isay Alvarez-Sena, Philippine All Stars, Jillian Ward.

Let me know whats your favorite among the 10.

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PILIPINAS GOT TALENT Season II Grand Finals (Araneta Coliseum)

Who will be the next PILIPINAS GOT TALENT Season II Grand Winner. I will be attending the live performance night at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday at 8:45 p.m., and the live results night on Sunday, June 26, 8:15 p.m. on ABS-CBN. PGT is hosted by Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford with Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai de las Alas and Freddie M. Garcia as judges.

SINGERS: Madrigal Siblings of Cainta, Rizal; acoustic heartthrob Jem Cubil of Talisay, Cebu; young balladeer John Michael Narag of Mabini, Pangasinan; Pinoy Bruno Mars Buildex Pagales of Digos City; tween trio DJP Trio of Bacolod, Negros Occidental and male diva Marcelito Pomoy of Imus, Cavite will

DANCERS: They are dance groups Freestylers of Calamba, Laguna; B4 of Baguio City; and Filogram of Baguio City; tapdancing brothers Happy Feet of Libona, Bukidnon and powerdance duo Leoniel Enopia and Elizabeth Dazo of Bacolod, Negros Occidental.

MAGIC, HULAHOOP, BAND: Rico the Magician from Caloocan, Angel Calalas from Cainta, Rizal will do her and Skeights.

I will post all photos from live performances tomorrow night. Who’s your bet?

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A Journey Home: Fathers Day TV Special on ABSCBN

Local Television will have its respective fathers day TV Special. A Journey Home is a Father’s Day Presentation of ABS-CBN directed by Paul Soriano. This will be aired on June 19 before ASAP Rocks. It stars Soliman Cruz, Joem Bascon, John Manalo, and Toni Gonzaga.

A JOURNEY HOME

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

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HARAPAN: An ABSCBN TV DEBATE on DIVORCE BILL. Ipasa o Ibasura?

ABSCBN News and Current Affairs, in its continue tackling related and current issues on our country will stage “Harapan: Divorce Bill, Ipasa o Ibasura? on TV this Independence day June 12, 2011. the debate will be spearheaded and anchored by Ka Doroy awardee and multi awarded broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez, the debate objective is to educate the public on the proposed Divorce Bill.

There was never an event in TV that tackles Divorce in this kind of manner. The said event will be the very first television debate on the controversial bill. ABSCBN will also have a credible panel of pro and anti-Divorce bill who will speak its mind out on the issue. The Divorce Bill was authored by Gabriela Party-list Representative Luzviminda Ilagan. I remember when I was in highschool we had a debate regarding Divorce and I think Im against it (geesh thats almost 12 years ago). We should partake in this kind of intelligent discussion before jumping into conclusion. Perhaps a good read of the bill itself will be helpful.

Don’t miss “Harapan: Divorce Bill, Ipasa o Ibasura?” this June 12, after Magandang Gabi Vice.

Watch the TV teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB6DLRIXwH8

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PINAKA-ASTIG NA TELESERYE on PRIMETIME Premieres June 6: GUNS AND ROSES!

ABS-CBN proudly launched another original teleserye that will bring a different twist to your primetime viewing experience,”Guns and Roses.”

Top billed by the country’s finest actor, Robin Padilla. This is also his comeback as a Kapamilya. “Guns and Roses” also brings back Bea Alonzo to the Primetime block as Robin’s leading lady. It also features Diether Ocampo, PBB Teen Edition Plus Grand Winner Ejay Falcon and Empress.

ROBIN PADILLA as ABEL MARASIGAN


Is love enough to heal wounds? This is the basic but exciting premise the project holds. “Guns and Roses” is a story of a man named Abel Marasigan (Robin Padilla), whose past is riddled with pain and anger back when he was still 10 years old. Out of justice and shaped by revenge, he will be forced to leave his family to kill the people behind the death of his father.

BEA ALONZO as REIGN SANTANA

As the story goes on, he will meet Reign Santana (Bea Alonzo), a woman who just lost her fiancée in a seemingly incidental shooting. Both lonely hearts intertwine as their stories of broken family and estranged hearts fuse.

However, one man stands between them, agent of law Marcus Aguilar (Diether Ocampo) who is the one responsible for Reign’s case. Unexpectedly, as the story unravels, he will fall in love with Reign. There will be more twists and turns as the story unfolds. In spite of the inconvenient truth, Abel and Reign will fight for their love no matter how complicated the situation may be.

The full trailer gave a very interesting glimpse on the story of the much anticipated teleserye. Evident enough, “Guns and Roses” is capable of giving an exciting twist to the usual soaps aired primetime. Furthermore, the series houses a casting coup led by Mark Gil, Pen Medina, Liza Lorena, Isabel Rivas, Nanding Josef, Pinky Amador, Gladys Reyes, Ketchup Eusebio, Justin Cuyugan, Ina Feleo, Boom Labruska, Maliksi Morales with the special participation of Jake Cuenca.

Directed by Trina Dayrit and Rechie del Carmen, “Guns And Roses” will hit the household screens every weeknights starting June 6 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.
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JAEVON @18 (The Devon Seron and James Reid 18th birthday party)

Exactly last Friday, I hosted one of my favorite events to celebrate in a year, a BIRTHDAY. But the event was not the ordinary ‘blow your candles-dinner outside-house party’ type. Dubbed as JAEVON @ 18, an 18th birthday debut of Devon Seron, former PBB Teen housemate and a birthday celebration for James Reid, the PBB Big Winner.

The event was indeed brilliant as it was well attended by friends from PBB days. Present were Ivan Dorschner, Joe Vargas, Eslove Briones, and Patrick Sugui, and also Good Vibes co-stars Arron Villaflor, Lynn Oeymo, Chikara Nawa, Coleen Garcia, and Enrique Gil.

The event was in a glamour and eloquence mode with a touch of 1920’s movie inspired theme. Everyone was asked to wear their best of black. Even before I introduced the debutant and the celebrant (JAEVON themselves), friends who already in the venue are into partying mode. Happy to see familiar faces from press and I was able to get to know some of our common friends. After James and Devon’s press interviews, I had to kick the party started! As I went to the introduction, everyone started to settle down to their respective tables.
My expectation to the very memorable serenade entrance got higher as the sword parade added formality to the occasion. And did I mention a harmonic orchestra? Smooth songs as background made me feel mushy during the entire night!

When the door opened, everyone was surprised! Not because James and Devon’s entrance graced the emotion, but it was Ryan Bang (Yes, Ryan you’re late!) who made a very funny entrance dancing and raising his hands in the air. Everyone was laughing and lily lily like the scene. And then there’s James and Devon walking towards the gazebo. Everyone is in awe with how gorgeous Dev was and how Oozing James was with his formal look and catchy smile. The entire Jaevon friends on the right side was shouting their hearts out with “kilig”.

It was really the OHANA who made everything possible that night. Cacai, Rose, Cha and Jhoy gracefully pulled a very great preparation way back months ago. Cacai led the prayer and Jhoy at the beginning of the program welcome the guests and friends. She also acknowledged everyone who helped them through everything. It was indeed so touching knowing friendship within them was built through one goals. I am humbled.

But then during that time I still can’t get over with Ryan Bang. At the beginning he was teasing the debutant and the celebrant to do a “sample”, so I throw the tease back at him and called him on a stage. Game as he was, he really dance his heart out in the front and everyone is really cheering for more. After that I called in Joric, a very dear friend to James and Devon to do a freaking perfect number to them. And he pulled the song very great! It was a night of talent and flair.

And then before I called the 18 roses of Devon, I asked a short messages to both of them. And same with OHANA, they are just very very happy and appreciative for the effort and for friends who come to celebrating birthdays with them. As the smooth harmonic orchestra was playing on the background, the 18 roses of Devon started to dance her. Starting first with her father sonny Seron, whom I got the chance to talk to after the event, was very soft spoken and a very nice man. Then followed by Devon’s friend including those we knew in Television. Teen stars of today and leading man was called one by one. But the final dance was all they are waiting for, James Reid. Everyone is smiling while watching them dancing. And I think I intentionally took their dance longer than the usual. If I’m not mistaken I made the last dance for around 3 minutes.

After the 18 roses, we proceeded with the 18 shots for James. And as everyone was called one by one, friends and family of James also gave their wishes to Devon, and to the both of them. Everyone is in soggy sentimental. James didn’t actually wanted a long mushy message as he’s kind of whispering me to tell them not too long.
But everyone is in dedication mode. I remember everyone’s face drawn with a smile listening to their wishes. It was really memorable.

And comes the blowing of birthday cake candles. We sang a well coordinated “Happy Birthday” with slow and fast version of it. Devon and James simultaneously made their wishes and blow their candles. Everyone paid a nonstop round of applause for the debutant and the celebrant. And while everyone is gracing the look between James and Devon, they made sense that it is just the intro of the upcoming fun, the party has just started!

Before the program started, they already exchange their wishes.Devon said, “Sana matuto na siyang mag-Tagalog! And sana rin more blessings para sa kanya. Magpakabait lagi.” While James said, “ For Devon to stay down to earth. I want her to stay the same. She has a lot of shows now so she’s getting more famous. I hope she will remain humble.”

I fell in love with how good the ambiance was, the music (ofcourse im still in LSS of the Katy Perry and Bruno Mars orchestra). The song still playing on my mind. The party was undeniably a fun way to end the weekdays. To OHANAS, a group hug for a successful affair. Nonstop party and photos for everyone including myself. Ooops how can I forget the JAEVON livestreaming! It is really fun knowing different places are watching all over live! Its like everyone is attending the event too! I got the chance to chat with some friends there and they are very happy to attend the party virtually.

All in all, aside from Ryan Bang and Aaron Villaflor whos really red that night, I drunk too much!

PARTEY has never been this fun! Belated Happy birthday to Devon Seron and James Reid! See you all guys again!
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CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE!

Finally, last time I got the chance to watch another feel good Thai film. The rush for me to watch this is that local TV here in Manila is plugging its TV broadcast premiere that I thought would be another Asianovela (series) and felt like Im outcasted with people talking over about it. I didn’t know anything about the movie and its cast. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve been hearing about Mario Maurer before but I don’t know why is he popular or something. Then here comes CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE.

The movie was in Thai language that I had to deal with its English subtitle. There was a not so pretty girl—ok ugly girl (Nam), in school who has a crush on a very good looking highschool guy. She did all crazy stuff so the guy would notice her. They even bought a book about what to do in terms on How a guy would like a girl. But to no avail, the guy was just an average Joe who’s not really into fairy tale story.

But as year goes by, Nam becomes prettier as she turn into a typical teenage girl. (Yeah hormones) and transformed into a beautiful talented lady while keeping the admiration to the good looking guy (P’Shone). The guy’s friend (Top) was attracted to Nam and they become boyfriend and girlfriend. Until such time that they had to graduate from highschool and Nam, with the help of her girl friends decided to tell P’Shone the real feeling she has since first year. The same time when Nam found out that P’Shone already has a girlfriend. And she’s crying for the reality that she will have no chance to P’Shone.

What is shocking is that all the while, P’SHONE IS SECRETLY INLOVE WITH HER! SINCE THE BEGINNING HE’S BEEN SNEAKING OVER NAM, TAKING PHOTOS OF HER EVERYWHERE. BUT WASN’T ABLE TO ADMIT THE FEELING.. Then jump to 9 years later, their path crossed again in a local TV Show.

They realized they still love each other and there!

Then I realized it was big in Thailand and nearby asian countries. Now, Philippines is taking its toll on broadcasting in on TV. As ive said the plug and how they dubbed the movie is superb. Yep, it will be shown on again today, June 20 after Happy Yipee Yehey!

Worth watching guys.

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PINOY BIGGEST LOSER: The BIGGEST 12 names revealed!

ABS-CBN (Philippines) once again will bring the Philippine TV an experience of another reality show this May 30, 2011.

PINOY BIGGEST LOSER

Yes! This will be a part of the ROSTER OF PRIMETIME BIDA SHOW. Its primer was already aired last sunday with Sharon Cuneta tackling about te fight against obesity, entitled BIGATING PINOY. She also shared her struggle against gaining weight. It also features other personalities and their fight against obesity.

And we’ve also seen how big the mansion of the 12 contestant who accepted the challenges to become the Biggest Loser in this season. But of course, everyone is anticipating who made it the final cut.

Here are the final list of names:

Ryan Razon, 31, Pampanga
Edden Cruz, 35, Cebu
Enrique Rafael Tan, 22, Negros Occidental
Allan Choachuy, 40, Cebu
Charlene Hazel Chua, Bicol
Art Mendoza, 35, Makati
Angela Lupangco, 26, Rizal
Winwin Cabinta, 18, Bukidnon
Eric Limatog, 22, Cebu
Jose “JM” Oloris, 32, Manila
Joy Siy, 25, Pasig City
Francisco “Eboy” Bautista, 33, Parañaque

Chinggay Andrada and Jim Saret

The show will be presented by Sharon Cuneta and game master Derek Ramsay. Chinggay Andrada and Jim Saret are set to be the trainers for the contestants.

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100 DAYS TO HEAVEN (WHY ON TOP trending WORLDWIDE.)

Primetime bida of ABSCBN has proven once again that any show that they will introduce to the growing public will be a big hit.

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A proof is the recently concluded pilot episode of 100 DAYS TO HEAVEN, a TV Series that tackles about repentance, and untimely death that leads to compromise to correct the mistakes of a woman in 100 Days. The TV Series has now been the talk of the town as it made the TOP trending topics on Twitter not only in the Philippines, but Hold your breathe, WORLDWIDE.
I got the chance to check different country and surprise to see that the #Hashtag #100DaysToHeaven is even trending 2nd on the twitter list in the United States, hours ago after its pilot episode. The Kapamilya fans in twitter has always been doing this routine as they talk about the shows, even making it to the worldwide trend.

HERES the Story of 100 Days to Heaven.
When Anna Manalastas (Xyriel Manabat) is still young, she has no other things to do but to follow her father – Mr. Manalastas’ (Mark Gil) rules. Mr. Manalastas disciplined his daughter – Anna in a very strict and different way. Anna’s mother died earlier and Anna is so sad because as she have remembered, her mother is so gentle and have loved her so much. Anna is doing her best to impress her father but sometimes it is still not enough.

Xyriel Manabat


When Anna became a teenager – (Shaina Magdayao), she is having the best grades a college student can have. During Anna’s college years, she met Rene (Felix Roco) – the boy who Anna is going to love and made her life interesting.

Being curious of things, Rene and Anna expressed their love with each other and Anna trusted Rene so much. When Anna graduated college, her father – Mr. Manalastas tells Anna that he is so proud of her. While they are celebrating for Anna’s success, Mr. Manalastas and Anna then discovered that Anna is pregnant. With Anna’s pregnancy, she then confronted Rene about this but Rene then tells Anna that he is not serious about their relationship. Anna invited Rene to come with her to see her father and talk things out but Rene tells Anna that he is just making fun out of her.

Anna went home desperate and knew that her father is admitted in the hospital having a heart attack. Anna then hurriedly went to see her father and agreed that she is the only one that can love herself. Anna’s father died and then Anna gave birth to her only child without having anyone to be with her. Anna’s child did not want to have the child and so she have decided to let anyone have it.

Coney Reyes

Anna then went to America to start a new life there so that she can forget about the painful past she is having. With this, how will Anna (Coney Reyes) start a new life going back to the Philippines and being the owner of their company?

The reason why the topic trended worldwide is that not only 2 or 3 person are tweeting about the show. Every 2 seconds, theres are more than 8 mentions in twitter, Retweets not included. And so what more if its being retweeted? The timeslot of the show (Right after the primetime news) always has the highest rating show nationwide. In fact, most of the highest rated show in the country are from this timeslot.

Here are the list of HIGHEST RATED PILOT EPISODE since January 2010. (from TNS/KANTAR NATIONWIDE survey)

Noah (ABS-CBN, July 12, 2010) – 39.9%
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (ABS-CBN, March 7, 2011) 37.8%
Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN, Feb. 8, 2010) – 37.7%

Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN, Jan. 18, 2010) – 36.4%
Imortal (ABS-CBN, Oct. 4, 2010) – 34.4%

Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN, Feb. 1, 2010) – 30.4%
Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN, Jan. 11, 2010) – 30.4%
iDOL (ABS-CBN, Sept. 6, 2010) – 30%

Kokey @ Ako (ABS-CBN, Sept. 20, 2010) – 28%
Mara Clara (ABS-CBN, Oct. 25, 2010) – 27.3%
The Last Prince (GMA, Jan. 11, 2010) – 27%

As of tonight, May 9, 2011. The Pilot Episode is still unknown. But Im sure it will shaken the list above.

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