Star Records artists singing on a higher note!

Star Records, ABS-CBN’s recording outfit, is set to release six new albums early this year from its top-selling recording artists — Angeline Quinto, Jovit Baldivino, Juris, Aiza Seguerra, Jericho Rosales and Piolo Pascual.

Fresh from her successful US concert tour, Angeline remains relentless this year as she is all set to release her much-awaited sophomore album titled Fall in Love Again. From being the first Star Power Female Pop Superstar grand champion, Angeline has managed to steadily climb up the music royalty with her powerful interpretations of today’s most-requested hits including Patuloy Ang Pangarap, Kunin Mo Na Ang Lahat Sa Akin, Saan Darating Ang Umaga, Hulog ng Langit and If You Asked Me To. Aside from receiving a platinum certification for her first album Patuloy Ang Pangarap, Angeline has already earned several recognitions from various award-giving bodies under her belt — 24th Aliw Awards’ Best New Artist, 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards’ Best Secular Song for the song Patuloy Ang Pangarap; and 3rd PMPC Star Awards for Music’s New Female Recording Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for Patuloy Ang Pangarap. She is currently one of the mainstays of ASAP 2012 with a regular segment titled Angeline on Q.

Like Angeline, Jovit is set to launch a new album this year. He, together with Star Records, is now in the process of song selection for his third music compilation. Recently, Jovit was presented with a triple platinum award for his debut album Faithfully and platinum award for his second record titled I Did It For Love. The first grand winner of ABS-CBN’s nationwide reality talent search Pilipinas Got Talent was named Best New Artist by Aliw Awards in 2010. Some of Jovit’s hit originals and covers include Faithfully, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin and Mula Sa Puso. He is currently a mainstay at ASAP 2012 as part of ASAP Pinoy Champs.

Meanwhile, Juris carries on enchanting her beloved listeners not only in the Philippines but also in other South East Asian countries as she is set to be positioned to be the Soothing Voice of Asia with the launch of her third album this year. Her latest album produced by Singaporean company S2S will be an all-English repertoire that would cater to the wider Southeast Asian market. Juris’ solo singing career started with Star Records. Her first album Juris: Now Playing has achieved the platinum status while her second album Forevermore already reached gold. Her hits include soothing renditions of well-loved Filipino ballads like Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, Don’t Say Goodbye and Forevermore. Juris performs every Sunday in ASAP 2012 as part of the ASAP Sessionistas.

Singer-songwriter and Juris’ fellow ASAP Sessionista, Aiza is bound for a grand celebration this 2012 as the launch of her latest album coincides with her 25th anniversary in show business. Aiza’s newest record will feature her new songs and compelling collaborations with various OPM music icons. Aiza’s top-selling albums include Para lang Sa Yo, Open Arms, Aiza Seguerra Live, Perhaps Love and Songs From The Vault.

Not to be left behind among Star Records’ top-selling artists are two of ABS-CBN’s most brilliant singer-actors Piolo and Jericho who aside from launching the most-awaited primetime drama series titled Dahil sa Pag-ibig are off to release their latest records this year.

After his successful platinum album Change, Jericho is excited for his new record with Star Records. His second album will once again feature his “alternative OPM” kind of music that features all-original tracklist with two remakes. It will be notable collaboration with topnotch producers from the industry. Jericho bagged the Song of The Year Award in Star Awards for Music 2010.

On the other hand, Piolo continues to take his fans on a different high with the running success of his Decades 1 and Decades 2 albums of classic foreign songs. Decades 1 has attained gold record status while the second has achieved six-time platinum status. Completing the successful music trilogy will be Piolo’s highly anticipated OPM edition of the Decades project.

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Kris Lawrence: Yes, I’m the father!

In a joint exclusive interview with Funfare and Startalk last week, Katrina Halili confirmed that she is three months pregnant (due to give birth in September) and named her boyfriend, Fil-Am singer Kris Lawrence, as the father.

Kris, who belongs to Arnold Vegafria’s stable of talents, has remained mum, begging off from reacting to the Funfare/Startalk scoop — until today, that is.

In an exclusive interview with Funfare, Kris admitted that, yes, Katrina was right.

“I’m the father of the baby,” said Kris, “and I’m ready and willing to support Katrina and our baby.”

Although Katrina’s pregnancy was “not planned,” Kris echoed Katrina’s reaction when she learned about “the good news” last February.

“Sobrang happy,” said Kris who also confirmed that he and Katrina have been going steady since 2008 but broke up for a while last year. “She said she wanted to concentrate on her career and I let her. Soon, we got back together again.”

Asked if he’s ready to be a father, Kris, who at 28 is two years Katrina’s senior, said, “Yes, I am. I know how to change diapers and prepare the feeding bottles because I’ve done that to help my relatives and friends babysit back in the States.”

The sweethearts met in 2008 during Katrina’s US concert tour in which Kris, who had just won the ABS-CBN talent search Star in a Million, was a guest performer.

“We clicked at once,” recalled Kris who never left Katrina during the “hidden video” crisis (she lost the court case, sigh!!!). “I’ve met her family and she has met my family. I guess we know each other very well.”

Like Katrina, Kris said that they haven’t really discussed marriage yet.

“It’s something that shouldn’t be rushed,” Kris explained. “As of now, we’re focusing on Katrina’s condition. We make sure that she’s safe.”

In the Startalk/Funfare interview, Katrina mentioned what her father had told her — “Just because ‘something like that happened’ doesn’t mean that you have to rush into marriage.”

As long as she can, Katrina will remain in the cast of the GMA soap My Beloved in which she plays kontrabida, co-starring with Dingdong Dantes and his girlfriend Marian Rivera. Since her tummy is fast growing, she may have to wear less sexy clothes but promised to get back in shape after giving birth. Katrina was twice voted Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM magazine.

When My Beloved ends, Katrina said she will stay with her folks in Palawan and return to Manila in time to give birth — “The natural way,” she said.

In a light vein, Kris said, “My family is excited about the baby because it’s their first apo. My mom has been teasing me when I would give her an apo, so here it comes.”

Kris has a younger sister. They were both born and raised in California.

“I’m looking forward to the day when my child is big enough to play football with me,” he added.

Since he shares a house with good friend and relative Jay-R, also a US-bred singer, near where Katrina lives in New Manila, Quezon City, Kris can easily check on Katrina regularly. He’s on alert for whatever she needs, at her beck and call.

Asked if they’re planning to live together as a couple, Kris said, “No. Anyway, magkalapit lang naman ang tirahan namin.”

Source: Ricardo F. Lo, Philippine Star

Bianca Gonzales dares to go topless on Esquire Magazine cover and photo spread bared!

Bianca Gonzales goes topless for the cover of Esquire Magazine‘s April 2012 issue!

Bianca surprises everyone for this magazine cover, but it is apt for the summer.

Aside from Bianca’s idea of fun, in a feature written by Bianca herself, the April 2012 Esquire “Fun!” issue also featured interesting articles like “81 Things to Do, Know About and Consider,” “Chase Sharks,” “Make Sangria,” “Visit Kabul,” “Tour Tokyo,” “How to Shoot a Sex Scene,” “How to Stay Cool During the 100 Days of Summer,” and many more!

Esquire Philippines Magazine April 2012 issue is now available where magazines are sold Nationwide!

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PBB Unlimited Big 4 revealed!

Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited revealed its Top 4 finalists on Wednesday night.

Pamu Pamorada, Paco Evangelista, Joseph Biggel and Slater Young were named the show’s Top 4 who will be in the big finale on Saturday (March 31) at Quirino Grandstand.

“Biggel, Paco, Pamu at Slater. Tandaan niyo ang sandaling ito, ang sandali na taas noo niyong maipagmamalaki na napagtagumpayan niyo ang isa sa pinakamalaking laban ng inyong buhay. Ang sandali na maiiwan niyong marka di lang basta sa inyong buhay kung hindi sa buhay ng bawat Pilipinong naniniwala at nagtitiwala sa inyo. Biggel, Paco, Pamu at Slater binabati ko ang bawat isa sa inyo, ang akin Big Four,” Big Brother told his Top 4.

Votes for the remaining four housemates are reset and will be back to zero.

The voting for the next PBB grand winner will be announced soon.

“Wako Wako” consistent ratings winner!

Just a few weeks after its launch, “Wako Wako” has become the country’s most watched fantasy series.

The new ABS-CBN series starring Ai Ai delas Alas has consistently enjoyed high TV ratings and is always included in the coveted list of top 20 programs.

According to the data from Kantar Media last Monday, March 19, “Wako Wako” got 17.1% TV rating, which is higher than its rival fantaserye’s 11.5%.

“Wako Wako” also became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter recently, as viewers flooded the microblogging site with good commentaries and commendations.

Meanwhile, for this week, the clash between Diyosa Marishka (delas Alas) and Ukaw Ukaw intensifies as the former allies finally meet to battle for supremacy over Arukanan.

“Wako Wako” airs Mondays through Fridays, before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Sarah Geronimo on Gerald Anderson relationship status: “Nahihiya ako. Okay kami po, sobra.”!

Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo was recently interviewed and they revealed some details on their relationship!


Sarah was asked if there is more to their relationship than friendship:
Ayoko na lang po muna. Uncomfortable po sa akin na pag-usapanNahihiya ako. Okay kami po, sobra.

Srah was asked if she is happy with the status of their relationship:

Opo naman, happy naman po tayo lagi.

Sarah asked what message she has for Gerald:

Itetext ko na lang.”

There you go guys, my guess is your guess!

‘Face to Face’ Scours Barangays All Over the Country for its 2nd Anniversary!

As Face to Face gains ground nationwide, the leading daytime program keeps its promise of extending help to more Kapatids in settling issues on its third year.

For the first part of its second anniversary this week, the “Barangay Hall On-air” features some of the biggest face-off in “Barangay Face to Face” starting Monday (March 26) at 10:30am on TV5.

Face to Face aims to reach “one barangay, one region and one island at a time” to help settle issues that affect our Kapatids in a more personal level.

On Monday, Face to Face goes to Brgy. Lucap in Alaminos, Pangasinan to hear out Aling Belen’s complaint. According to her, she was not aware that there was something going on between her husband Mang Enrico and their house help Helen who claims that she carries his child. This rift between her parents prompted Joy to rebel against them. Know more about their story in the episode titled “Kapag wala si maybahay, bantay-sarado ni mister si kasambahay?”

Still at Brgy. Lucap on Tuesday, learn the issue involving Ronald and his ex-flame Emilia. Things get even more complicated as Lito, the current live-in partner of Emilia, and Letty, Ronald’s present, enter the picture. Ilocanos unite in this episode titled “Sana tatlo ang puso ko, para lahat kayo ka-something-something ko.”

On Wednesday, Face to Face flies to Visayas for the first time to reach out to Visayan Kapatids in the region. Get to know the story behind Evelyn and her often misunderstood personality whom her neighbours find to border on meddling. Don’t miss this episode titled “Mataas ang pride, kahit gutom ay ‘di hihingi ng tulong?” this Wednesday.

Come Thursday, Face to Face hears another issue from San Roque in Cebu City involving Nica and her philandering husband Windell. According to Joy, who admitted having an affair with Windell, no one is to be blamed but Nica as she doesn’t satisfy the husband’s sexual needs. Watch the full story of this episode titled “Wala ka kasing kwenta sa kama kaya asawa mo, sa akin nagpapakaligaya!” this Thursday.

Still at the Queen City of the South, Face to Face ends the first part of its second anniversary special with the story of three best friends who had a falling out after falling for the same man. Will they still get to reconcile?

A week filled with revelations awaits you in the second anniversary of Face to Face beginning on Monday (March 25), 10:30 am on TV5.

Xian Lim is on of StarStudio’s ‘Hot 12 of 2012!

Kapamilya’s most in-demand leading man and product endorser Xian Lim leads StarStudio Magazine’s “Hot 12 of 2012″ list on their 12th Anniversary issue this April 2012.

Other well-known showbiz personalities who made to their 12 breakout bets are:

Enrique Gil

Alden Richards
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Julia Montes
Lovi Poe
Angeline Quinto
Rocco Nacino
Liezel Garcia
Young JV
Zia Quizon

StarStudio Magazine April 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Aga Mulach, Eugene Domingo wins 9th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards!

Here are the winners in the 9th Entertainment Press Society (EnPress) Golden Screen Awards held on Saturday, March 24, at the Teatrino Greenhills in San Juan City.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Drama – Jean Garcia (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Drama – Aga Muhlach (In The Name of Love)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy – Eugene Domingo (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy – (tie) Martin Escudero (Zombadings 1: Patayin Sa Shokot Si Remington) and Edgar Allan Guzman (Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me)

Best Motion Picture-Drama – Niño

Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy – Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank

Best Director – Marlon Rivera (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy – Shamaine Buencamino (Niño)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy – Art Acuña (Niño)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress – Angeline Sanoy (Patikul)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor – Rocco Nacino (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Original Screenplay – Chris Martinez (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Screenplay Adaptation – Gerry Gracio (Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me)

Best Story – Kristoffer Brugada (Patikul)

Best Cinematography – Carlo Mendoza (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Best Editing – Ike Veneracion (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Production Design – Fritz Silorio, Mona Soriano, Ronaldo Cadapan (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Best Sound – Albert Michael Idioma (The Road)

Best Musical Score – Vincent de Jesus (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Original Song – “Sa Muling Pagtatagpo”; music, lyrics by Jude Gitamondoc and interpreted by Daryl Leong (Ligo Na U Lapit Na Me)

Best Visual/Special Effects – Frano Garcia, Rico Tecson, Rico Fernandez, JeromeMarco, Alexis Leobrera (Pintakasi)

Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award – Nora Aunor

Heart Evangelista shows off serious cleavage on the cover of Maven!

Heart Evangelista is on the cover of Maven Magazine for April-May 2012 summer issue!

Heart is now ready for summer showing off her bikini top and some serious cleavage to go with it.

Maven Magazine are now available where magazines are sold Nationwide.

Grab a copy now!

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