Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo Reunite this Sunday in ‘Sarah G. Live!’

After their hit teleserye remake of “Mara Clara,” Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes will be seen together once again on TV this Sunday (April 29) as two primetime princesses of ABS-CBN join Sarah Geronimoas special guests in “Sarah G. Live!”

Aside from Kathryn and Julia, real-life showbiz couples Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia, and Jessa Zaragosaand Dingdong Avanzado, and Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 grand winner Marcelito Pomoy will join the fun and spread the love on Sarah’s solo musical variety show. Meanwhile, watch out as Paulo Avelino returns as the Popstar’s guest co-host; and as Sarah goes on another adventure in ‘Sige Go.’

Together with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live,” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” 

Isabelle Daza Stars in Spooky Nights’ Finale Episode Titled “Korona”!

Gorgeous ladies with bodies to “die” for will star in this Saturday’s episode of Spooky Nights on GMA-7.

Carmi Martin and Isabel Daza with Bubbles Paraiso are the lead stars in the episode titled “Korona,” which is about a story of a former beauty queen who so desperately wants to keep her crown that she takes it to her grave.

Carmi plays Oria, a popular beauty queen in Barangay Papaitan during her prime. Now a mother, Oria has gained a few wrinkles here and there albeit her beauty has not at all faded. In fact, she passed this trait on to her daughter Mabel (Isabel Daza). Mabel dreams of following the footsteps of her mom, but the latter disapproves of the idea reasoning that there must only be one beauty queen in the family.

Mabel is so eager to pursue her dream and so she insisted in joining the Mutya ng Papaitan. But on the night she won the title, she was murdered. Pamela, Mabel’s arch-rival, was considered as the prime suspect and was sentenced to life imprisonment. After Mabel’s tragic death, Oria left Barangay Papaitan.

After a few years, Oria decided to come home and she spearheaded the return of the Mutya ng Papaitan beauty contest in honor of her deceased daughter. But all hell break loose when on the night of the coronation, Mabel’s fiery ghost suddenly appears freaking out every one in attendance. Her delusion is that she is still the reigning beauty queen of Papaitan and no one will ever deserve that title besides her. Will she eventually come to terms with reality?

Find that out this Saturday on Spooky Nights presents “Korona,” after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7.

Join the Adventure of TV5’s Pinoy Explorer Club to Get Travel Freebies!

If you love travelling and exploring new adventures, then join Aga Muhlach and be part of Pinoy Explorer Club.

By simply logging on to https://www.facebook.com/PinoyExplorerTV5 and clicking the ‘Like’ button, you are automatically registered as a member and will instantly be entitled to win travel perks and prizes. You can also get updates on the latest happenings in Pinoy Explorer, see exciting behind the scenes photos, and learn valuable travel tips by visiting the Pinoy Explorer interactive website at www.pinoyexplorerclub.ph.

And for an awesome Pinoy Explorer experience, you may also share your memorable and most exciting travel pictures with your friends and family. Pinoy Explorer will feature the best photo at the end of each episode. Just tune in weekly for further information and updates.

Don’t miss the second part of Aga’s beautiful Batanes trip this Sunday, April 29 6:30PM on TV5.

2012 Urian Awards Nominees revealed!

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) released their list of nominees for the 35th Gawad Urian which is happening on June 14 (Thursday) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

Here are the nominees for the 2012 Gawad Urian:

Best Sound:
Amok – Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong

Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story – Albert Michael dioma

Bisperas – Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc

Boundary – Raffy Magsaysay

Liberacion – Aguila, Junel Valencia and Mark Locsin

Best Screenplay:

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay – Antoinette Jadaone ]

The Natural Phenomenon of Madness – Charliebebs Gohetia

Amok – John Bedia

Deadline – Bonifacio P. Ilagan

Bisperas – Paul Sta. Ana

Niño – Rody Vera

Ka Oryang – Sari Lluch Dalena and Keith Sicat

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa – Alvin Yapan

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – Chris Martinez

Best Editing:

Ka Oryang – Keith Sicat

Niño – Danny Añonuevo

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – Ike Veneracion

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa – Mai Dionisio

Amok – Lawrence Fajardo

Busong – Chuck Gutierrez

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay – Leo Valencia and Glenn Ituriaga

Best Music

Niño – Jerrold Tarog

Sakay sa Hangin – Waway Linsahay Saway

Ka Oryang – Teresa Barrozo

Amok –

Busong – Diwa de Leon

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa – Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan

Best Cinematography

Ka Oryang – Neil Daza and Kiri Dalena

Liberacion – Albert Banzon

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa – Arvin Viola

Bisperas – Roberto Yniquez

Amok – Louie Quirino

Sakay sa Hangin – Regiben Romana

Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story – Carlo Mendoza

Busong – Louie Quirino

Best in Production Design

The Natural Phenomenon of Madness – Maulen Fadul

Bisperas – Rodrigo Ricio

Sakay sa Hangin – Regiben Romana

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – Reji Regalado

Amok – Lawrence Fajardo

Nino – Laida Lim

Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story – Fritz Silorio

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay- Rodrigo Ricio

Best Supporting Actress

Angeli Bayani – Ka Oryang

Julia Clarete – Bisperas

Jean Garcia – Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

Shamaine Buencamino – Niño

Solenn Husef – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Best Supporting Actor

Bembol Rocco – Isda

Jojit Lorenzo – Anatomiya ng Korupsyon

Marvin Agustin – Patikul

Mark Gil – Amok

John Regala – Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Dido dela Paz – Amok

Art Acuña – Niño

Joem Bascom – Ka Oryang

Jake Cuenca – In The Name of Love

Garry Lim – Amok

Ronnie Lazaro – Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Actress

Lilia Cuntapay – Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay

Raquel Villavicencio – Bisperas

Eugene Domingo – Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

Maja Salvador – Thelma

Opaline Santos – The Natural Phenomenon of Madness

Isabel Lopez – Cuchera

Alessandra de Rossi – Ka Oryang

Fides Cuyugan – Niño

Cherie Pie Picache – Isda

Diana Zubiri – Bahay Bata

Best Actor

Bong Cabrera – Sa Ilalim ng Tulay

Tirso Cruz III – Bisperas

Paulo Avelino – Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

Alfred Vargas – Teoriya

Ronnie Lazaro – Boundary

Raymond Bagatsing – Boundary

TJ Trinidad – Deadline

Martin Escudero – Zombading

JM de Guzman – Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

Kean Cipriano – Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

Jess Mendoza – The Natural Phenomenon of Madness

Best Film

The Natural Phenomenon of Madness- The Grit Project and Outpost Visual Frontier in cooperation with Noel D. Ferrer Production

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – Cinemalaya, Martinez Rivera Films, Quantum Films and Straight Shooters Media

Busong – Solito Arts Production

Bisperas – Cinemalaya Foundation, Quantum Films and HongKong-Asia Films Financing Forum

Amok – Cinemalaya Foundation, Pelikulaw and Wild Coyote Pictures

Ka Oryang- Cinema One Originals, Kino Arts Production in association with Optima Digital

Niño – Cinemalaya Foundation in cooperation with Handurawan Films

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa – Vim Yapan/Alem Chua Production in cooperation with Big Top Media Productions, Inc., SQ Film Laboratories, Inc., Optima Digital and Far Eastern University

Boundary – Bigtop, Optima Digital, Voyage Studios and Wanderlustproject Films

Six degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay – Cinema One Originals and Post Manila

Best Director

Ka Oryang – Sari Lluch Dalena

Amok – Lawrence Fajardo

Boundary – Benito Bautista

Niño – Loy Arcenas

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank – Marlon Rivera

Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa – Alvin Yapan

Bisperas – Jeffrey Jeturian

Six degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay- Antoinette Jadaone

Busong – Auraeus Solito

Mark Bautista’s ‘Health’ Secret Revealed!

Whatever the weather, staying healthy should always be top of one’s list.

This Saturday, join Connie Sison and the rest of the health brigade—dermatologist Dr. Jean Marquez, cancer surgeon Dr. Dave Ampil II and OB-Gynecologist Dr. Raul “Dr. Q” Quillamor on GMA-7’s Pinoy MD for an hour filled with useful tips and helpful information to stay hale and hearty all year long!

This week, watch Kapuso balladeer Mark Bautista as he cooks his favourite healthy snack, Vietnamese shrimp sandwich while sharing his secrets on how he keeps his body buff and in tip top shape.

And now that summer is definitely here, the weather surely spells nothing but fun, fun and more fun under the sun. But unfortunately, prolonged sun exposure can also lead to first, and even up to third degree burn. This week, learn everything there is to know about proper skin protection from resident dermatologist, Dr. Jean.

As the temperature rises, so does the price of almost everything and anything under the sun! In this week’s Luto Lusog segment, learn another batch of delicious recipes using the very affordable “talbos” and create a meal rich in Vitamin A, antioxidants and fiber for as low as P5.

All these and more in this week’s episode of Pinoy MD , Saturday, 6 a.m. only on GMA-7.

‘Showbiz Inside Report’ Exposes the Life Story of Vice Ganda!

ABS-CBN’s top-rating Saturday entertainment talk show “Showbiz Inside Report” presents an in-depth report on some of the country’s phenomenal stars who rapidly rose to stardom from humble beginnings.


In a “Showbiz Inside Report” episode themed “Phenomenal Stars: Mga Kwento ng Tagumpay at Kasikatan,” joinCarmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, and Ogie Diaz this Saturday (April 28) and get to know the real persona of the ‘Unkabogable Pambansang Kabayo ng Pilipinas’ Vice Ganda and “Princess and I” lead star Enrique Gil through exclusive inside stories shared by their families and other people closest to their hearts. How were they as children? What were sacrifices that they had to make to achieve their fame?

Aside from Vice and Enrique, “SIR” also puts the spotlight to other phenomenal stars who claimed success overnight. Unravel the truth about the controversies in “Showbiz Inside Report” every Saturday at 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log-on at www.abs-cbn.com, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/ShowbizInsideReport.AbsCbn.

Hot Talents, Sizzling Moves on ‘StreetDance 2’!

In 2010, StreetDance 3D became such a gigantic success, with a staggering 11 Million-Pound earnings at the UK box office. Though initially intimidated by this unexpected outcome, it became a passion for the same team behind the camera to follow it up with something bigger and better, hence comesStreetDance 2.

StreetDance 2 tells the story of Ash (Falk Hentshel) who sets off to gather the best dancers in Europe, so together they can beat the world’s best crew in the upcoming Street Dance world competition. Accompanied by his newfound friend, Eddie (George Sampson), this task takes them from London to Rome, Ibiza to Berlin, and Amsterdam to Paris. And while discovering the magic and power of street dance and Latin combined, Ash falls in love with a beautiful salsa dancer (Sofia Boutella) as they prepare for the ultimate global dance off.

Producer James Richardson describes the process of making the sequel as “really organic…We sat down and asked ourselves what made ‘StreetDance’ as a film, and we all agreed that it was this fusion of dance style.” The first movie combined ballet and hip-hop, and this time around, James explains how the fusion of street dance and Latin came about. “Dania,” he begins, referring to Director Dania Pasquini, “sent me this clip of these people doing Salsa in a boxing ring. Salsa to me was ballroom dancing and long sequined dresses…but these guys had their tops off and the girls were looking incredibly cool and they were doing a kind of battle between them. I thought that’s it; this is totally what we have to do!”

Leading man Falk Hentschel (Arrested Development, Knight and Day) readily got excited about the prospect of dancing as a couple which is not usually associated with hip-hop. “I think hip-hop is still scared of sensuality and passion between one another, it’s more about power and assertiveness…So to take that element of touching each other while you dance hip-hop and focusing on somebody else, that part of it really intrigued me.” Falk was chosen for the lead part because, as co-director Max Giwa puts it, “he had the complete package…He has a Latin background, which is something that’s very hard to find – a dancer who does Hip Hop and a bit of Latin and can act.” And after testing him out with Sofia, Max says, “the chemistry they had together was just electric.”

James, Dania, and Max have long wanted to work with Algerian-born dancer Sofia Boutella because of her extraordinary talents. She is known as the “Nile Girl” of Nike Women, and has gone to world tours with Madonna, who, she says, has taught her to start everyday with a workout. Playing the role of Eva is also a perfect timing for Sofia as she’s been doing acting lessons in LA for a couple of years, and it challenged her own ideas on dance. She has never danced Tango and Salsa and only had 3 months before the shoot to learn them. On the experience, she says, “In many ways I felt like the character of Ash – I just wanted to do my own thing, but I learned that you can’t do that with these dances, you have to pay attention to what your partner is doing and move with them.” She admits to have been told off by the choreographers, and realized their similarity with her character. “I understood they were teaching me about the dance, which is what Eva does for Ash.”

Britain’s Got Talent grand winner, George Sampson, reprises his role as Eddie from the original StreetDance 3D. Director Max says, “The audience can identify with him, as well as with his character, so they’ll like to see where he goes and what he gets up to.” About his character, George says, “I was really pleased with the connection between Eddie and Ash because I think it eases the script away from being a full-on love story or a full-blown dance film. It’s created a good mid point and I think people will get that.” Also coming back to spice things up is the breathtaking dance act, Flawless as the rival group, “The Surge” .

Putting together the dance crew, the filmmakers and their dance consultant spent a whole year traveling to all of the international dance events. Max says, “We didn’t want to go for commercial dancers, we went for those who specialized in their own styles so we had the best poppers, B-boys, etc.” And since these individuals didn’t dance each other’s styles, each of them had to learn to take choreography from renowned choreographers Richard and Anthony Taluega, otherwise known as Rich and Tone, who had worked with no less than Michael Jackson. Latin choreography was taught by Maykel Fonts, winner of Best Choreography and Best Dancer of Salsa at the 2006 Rome Salsa Congress, with Sharna Burgess, who has participated in World Youth Latin and Ballroom Championships.

The filmmakers are aware that their audience are a little older now, their lives have changed and matured, so they made the film “a little bit more adult without losing its silliness and fun.” The beautiful locations also give glamour to the whole film. There’s the Seine and The Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Coliseum and the fountains in Rome; the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and more. The 3D effect puts us right on the dance floor as the cast delivers a series of sizzling moves and athletic dance sequences, proving once more that Directors Dania and Max really know how to make good use of the 3D. Worldwide excitement over Street Dance 2 has grown more intense since its London premiere, where dancers, led by Maykel Fonts, performed the victorious fusion of Hip Hop and Latin. Its video footage already reached more than 51,000 hits on YouTube.

Don’t miss the sequel to the global smash hit StreetDance. StreetDance 2 is bigger, better, bolder…also in 3D! Opens May 9, 2012. From Viva International Pictures.

Former ‘Bulilit’ Star, Newest Bida-Kontrabida of Primetime TV!

Former “Goin’ Bulilit” child star Kristel Fulgar has quickly made a mark as a young villain in ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime drama series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” with several intense scenes with no less than veteran actorChristopher de Leon.

In a recent much-talked about episode, Kristel’s character ‘Andrea,’ the rebellious stepsister of the roles of Piolo Pascual and Cristine Reyes, was slapped by Christopher.

“I was really nervous to work with him, especially when the scene requires Tito Boyet to slap me. But I didn’t mind how painful it was. What’s important to me was we did the scene perfectly,” she said.

Meanwhile, the young ‘bida-kontrabida’ shared that she is happy to be included in Kapamilya Network’s Primetime Bida line-up along with her former “Goin’ Bulilit” alumnae Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes.

“I’m very proud of them. I am glad that our drama series are consecutively shown in primetime–Kathryn in ‘Princess and I,’ Julia in ‘Walang Hanggan,’ while I am in ‘Dahil sa Pag-ibig,’ Kristel said.

Don’t miss “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” and unravel the secret behind Andrea’s rebellion as more revelations are yet to be known. Why is she really furious towards Leo Valderama (Christopher)? Is she a threat to the Valderama’s success in politics? Will she be the bridge or a destroyer in Father Alfred (Piolo) and Jasmin’s (Cristine) friendship?

Don’t miss “Dahil sa Pag-ibig,” weeknights after “Walang Hanggan” on Primetime Bida of ABS-CBN. For more updates log on to www.abs-cbn.com, follow @dahilsapagibig_ on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/dahilsapagibig.tv.

Richard-Dawn Love Team Lives On in ‘Walang Hanggan’!

The team up of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta remains to be timeless as avid viewers of their drama series “Walang Hanggan” still feel the spark between the former real-life lovers.


“Richard and I are both shocked that people are still rooting for our love team,” Dawn said. “I am happy that our tandem still has an effect on the viewers.”

According to Dawn, although they haven’t spoken to each other for a long time and having families of their own now, doing “Walang Hanggan” became a way for her and Richard to rekindle their friendship.


Meanwhile, tension rises in “Walang Hanggan” as Marco (Richard) and Emily (Dawn) finally face each other and reveal the truth about their son. How will the revelation affect the Montenegros? Will Marco and Emily’s love for each other revive once they’ve proven that Daniel (Coco Martin) is their real son?

Don’t miss “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log-on to http://walanghanggan.abs-cbn.com/, ‘like’ http://facebook.com/abs.walanghanggan, or follow @walanghanggan_ on Twitter.

Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado engages PDA on game show!

After Gov. Vilma Santos, another special girl in Luis Manzano’s life will try to make a good deal with the Banker. The second part of the host-actor’s birthday celebration continues this Saturday (April 28) in the ABS-CBN game show, Kapamilya Deal or No Deal.

GMA-7 actress Jennylyn Mercado appears on the Kapamilya Network for the very first time just for Luis. She went through the tension of picking the right briefcases in hopes of winning the P2 million jackpot.


Luis expressed how happy he was that Jennylyn was allowed to appear on ABS-CBN. He said, “I am really very thankful to her for making my birthday celebration extra special.”

Will Luis side with Jennylyn or the Banker? Will Jennylyn be “lucky” with Luis right beside her?


Kapamilya Deal or No Deal airs this Saturday (April 28) afterTV Patrol Weekend on ABS-CBN.


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