StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards 2013 Nominees revealed!

The StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards is back to give yet another round of due recognition to the most fashionable folk in the Philippine entertainment industry.

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Held hand-in-hand with StarStudio magazine’s 13th anniversary, this year’s Celebrity Style Awards will be the second coming of the event, following its first commencement in 2010.

The first ever Celebrity Style Awards was received with much excitement, being the very first awards show mounted by StarStudio magazine. The awards night was held October, 2010 at the Dusit Thani hotel in Makati City, along with a series of mini fashion shows by the Celebrity Designer of 2010 nominees. Among the winners of the first Celebrity Style Awards were Piolo Pascual, Gretchen Barretto, Angel Aquino, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga, Ely Buendia and Tim Yap.

This year’s Celebrity Style Awards is bringing you the same stylish glamour, with the list of nominees including the likes of Anne Curtis, Dingdong Dantes, Solenn Heusaff, Gerald Anderson, Heart Evangelista, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Elmo Magalona, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Daphne Osena-Paez, Luis Manzano, Regine Velasquez, Rico Blanco, Vice Ganda, and so much more.

Be part of it this year by voting for your favorite stylish stars at push.com.ph/vote or via SMS. For additional information and complete mechanics, visit StarStudio’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/StarStudio.Magazine.

Xyriel Manabat, Julia Barretto, and Zaijian Jaranilla topbill “Wansapanataym Presents Petrang Paminta” this Saturday!

Kapamilya child wonders Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat together with one of today’s most promising stars Julia Barretto will share important life values beginning this Saturday (June 29) via “Wansapanataym Presents Petrang Paminta.”

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Based from the novel of Pablo Gomez titled “Petrang Paminta,” “Wansapanataym Presents Petrang Paminta” will be directed by box-office director Wenn V. Deramas.

The “Wansapantaym” special will feature the story of sisters Petra (Julia) and Aya (Xyriel) who are working in the pepper farm owned by their cruel aunt. A dwarf named Pampam (Zaijian) begins to help the sisters secretly because of pity and his special admiration for Petra.

How will the lives of the sisters change because of the magical peppers they cultivate?

Also joining Julia, Xyriel, and Zaijian in the “Wansapanataym” special are Diego Loyzaga, Ruby Rubi, Kiray Celis, Atak Aranas, Maricar de Mesa, Epi Quizon, Jayson Gainza, Tess Antonio, Joey Paras, and Alora Sasam.

Don’t miss the pilot episode of the four-week special of the storybook of Pinoy kids, “Wansapanataym” this Saturday, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. For updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Bigger and better prizes in GMA Network’s ‘Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo’ bared!

Following the hugely-successful and well-received Kapuso Milyonaryo and Kapuso Milyonaryo Sa Pasko promos last year, GMA Network further ups the ante with even bigger and better prizes through its latest viewer promo campaign, Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo.

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Starting June 17, loyal Kapuso viewers have a chance to win a house and lot from Camella, brand new JAC Stallion pick-ups, brand new cars, and huge amounts of cash in a period of eight weeks. It’s very easy to join – viewers must simply send in the required proof of purchase of our partner sponsors and drop their entries at selected Mercury Drugstore outlets and GMA TV and Radio stations nationwide.

GMA, together with partner sponsors Globe Prepaid, Argentina Corned Beef, Yakult the Probiotic Drink, Surf, Sunsilk, Cream Silk, Knorr Cubes, Energen, and Nescafe Classic, will be giving out big, exciting prizes worth over Php25 Million, tax-free!

For the Weekly Draws, promo participants will get a chance to be one of the following winners:
–          Eight (8) weekly winners of Php7,000 cash each
–          Forty (40) weekly winners of Php10,000 cash each from Surf, Sunsilk, Cream Silk, and Knorr Cubes

For the Grand Draw, all non-winning entries from Weeks 1 to 8 will get a chance to win one of the following prizes:
–          One (1) house and lot from Camella
–          Two (2) brand new JAC Stallion pick-ups
–          Two (2) brand new cars from Energen
–          One (1) Php500,000 cash from Argentina Corned Beef
–          Nine (9) Php1 Million cash from the partner brands

Promo participants should also watch out for the announcement of three (3) surprise winners who will each win a whopping Php1 Million in cash!

Sending of entries for Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo is from June 17 until August 11, 2013.  For further details, watch out for the Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Papremyo mechanics and proof of purchase plugs that will start airing on June 10, or call the promo hotline at 922-7372 in Metro Manila or 1800-10-922-7372 outside Metro Manila.  Also visit www.gmanetwork.com/kapusomilyonaryo for more information.

Sarah Geronimo’s month long celebration this July on PBO revealed!

Here’s a treat for all the fans of Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo! Celebrate with PBO (Pinoy Box Office) and Viva Channel this July, for Sarah’s birthday month and as we mark her 10th year in showbiz! Enjoy everything we love about Sarah with a medley of movies, concerts and reality shows!

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It’s a Sarah-thon every Sunday on PBO, starting at 1:30PM. On July 7, witness Sarah’s talent at par with veteran performers, like with guest stars Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid in her highly-praised first concert “Popstar: A Dream Come True”, or with Judy Ann Santos as her overprotective sister in “Hating Kapatid.” She even takes on ballads by international divas Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion in “Sarah: To Love Her More.” Remember how Sarah became a Box Office Queen on July 14, with her portrayal of Laida, the lovestruck assistant of the moody Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) in “A Very Special Love”, followed by its blockbuster sequel “ You Changed My Life”, and as she kept the chemistry strong with new leading man Gerald Andersonin “Catch Me I’m In Love. ”

We’ve watched Sarah evolve into a consummate artist. On July 21, be awestruck as she crosses genres with guests Bamboo, The CompanY, and Basil Valdez in “ 24/SG.” She plays a man-hater with Gerald Andersonin “ Won’t Last A Day Without You.” True to its name, “Record Breaker” shows her enthusiastic covers of Michael Jackson hits and movie theme songs. Reminisce her early days as Showbiz Sweetheart on July 28. Special guest John Lloyd Cruz joins her in “The Next One.” She plays superhero Mark Bautista‘s inspiration in “Lastikman.” She shows her range from upbeat pop songs to romantic duets with Mark Bautista and Sam Milby in “Sarah In Motion.”

Every day is an up-close and personal date with Sarah on Viva Channel. From tapings and singing engagements to photoshoots and more, enjoy behind the scenes footage and unscripted commentaries from Sarah herself on Popstar Diaries, every Monday at 6:30PM, Thursday at 8:30PM and Saturdays at 8PM. Relive her success story on Popstar Rewind, every Tuesday at 10:30PM, Wednesday at 9:30PM and Saturday at 11:30PM.

PBO and Viva Channel can be enjoyed on leading cable networks nationwide – call your local cable provider to join the fun! Like PBO-Paborito Ng Bayan and Viva TV on Facebook, and join the Sarah contest – you can win original Sarah G concert DVDs and Cherry Mobile phones!

Koreanovelas “Love Rain” and “Absolute Boyfriend” premieres on ABS-CBN this Monday!

ABS-CBN doubles the romance and doubles the sought-after Korean stars to watch every weekday as the country’s first and true home of Asianovelas premieres the romantic drama “Love Rain” and romantic comedy “Absolute Boyfriend” beginning Monday (June 24).
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Asia’s drama prince Jang Geun Suk and one of Korea’s most influential entertainers, Yoona of phenomenal Kpop girl group Girls Generation, team up and play lovers in two different times in “Love Rain,” which airs at 10 AM.

Ian Seo (Geung Suk) and Judy Kim (Yoona) went to college together back in the 1970s and then fell in love. Unfortunately, their love wasn’t meant to be and they needed to part ways.

But love found its way back to them through their children as Ian’s son Jun Seo (Geung Suk) meets and falls in love with Judy’s daughter, Hannah Kim. Will Ian and Judy approve of their son’s and daughter’s romance? Can Jun and Hannah have their happily-ever-after ending unlike their parents?

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Meanwhile, Korean sweetheart Koo Hye-Sun or more popularly known as Jan Di of “Boys Over Flowers,” and Taiwanese hearrthrob Jiro Wang of “Hana Kimi” return to Philippine television via the romantic comedy about a lonely single girl who falls in love with a hot, hunky robot in “Absolute Boyfriend,” which airs at 5PM.

Alice (Hye-Sun) never had a boyfriend and has yet to fall in love.  One day she returns a lost cellphone to a strange salesman and she good-naturedly tells him to give her a boyfriend as a reward.

True enough, the salesman gives her a perfect love in the form of a customizable robot named Henry. Unfortunately, Alice misses one tiny detail—to return the robot after the 48-hour trial period.

Now, Alice is left with no choice but to work hard to pay for Henry. But as she spends more time with the robot, she finds herself slowly falling in love with it. Can she stop herself from falling for Henry? Will a real man come her way and save her from feeling for a robot?

Watch “Love Rain,” 10 AM after “Naruto,” and “Absolute Boyfriend,” 5 PM, after “Pinoy True Stories” premiering this Monday (June 24) only on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN.

For more updates, follow @Kapamilanovela on Twitter or like the official Kapamilyanovela Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ABSCBNKapamilyanovelas.

“Kris TV” celebrates 2nd Anniversary Singapore Special this week!

Kris TV’s” 2nd anniversary special escalates as Queen of all Media Kris Aquino takes morning TV viewers in Asia’s most vibrant city Singapore on the last week (June 24-28) of the talk show’s month-long celebration.

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After visiting Davao, Bataan, Pampanga, and Malaysia, join Kris in her exciting adventures as she discovers the culture, cuisines, and tourist spots in Singapore together with real-life showbiz couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco.

Witness the remarkable beauty of Asia’s most vibrant city as Kris, Melai, and Jason try delicious Singaporean delicacies; and visit the famous destinations in Singapore such as the Lion City, Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore Flyer, and the Gardens By The Bay.

Together with Kris on these special trips are her beloved sons Bimby and Josh, who happens to be celebrating his 18th birthday.

Rediscover life and join “Kris TV” on its colorful journey towards its third year, every morning this June, after “Umagang Kay Ganda” on ABS-CBN’s “Umaganda” block. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Must Watch: Charice and Aiza Seguerra Duet “Titanium”!

Charice and Aiza Seguerra duets for the first time on “Tambayan Hits” concert last June 21! This is the first time that the two sang together, Charice reveales that she looks up to Aiza as a model. Both singers  are gay.

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Watch their performance below:

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Manuel Chua, Eddie Garcia, and Jommy Teotico guest star on “Toda Max” this Saturday!

A terrifying accident might take place on this week’s episode of “Toda Max” as ‘Tay Mac (Al Tantay) deals with the construction of his new house.

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‘Tay Mac had hired a friend of his to help him put up a safe and sturdy house. In this Saturday’s episode, Engineer Manoy (Eddie Garcia), a contractor, brings in two of his workers, Bruce (Manuel Chua) and Cholo (Jommy Teotico), to help him complete the job.

With money from Engineer Manoy, Bruce and Cholo are asked to buy the remaining materials needed to complete the construction—but the two are tempted to use the money for other things.

Will Engineer Manoy find out about his workers’ other plans? If he doesn’t, what will happen to ‘Tay Mac’s house?

Tune in to “Toda Max” this Saturday (June 15) to see how things play out, airing after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

“The Voice of the Philippines” premieres this Saturday!

The long wait is over and the country’s best voices will finally be heard as ABS-CBN premieres the most anticipated singing-reality competition on Philippine television, “The Voice of the Philippines,” this coming Saturday (June 15).

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The show, hosted by ultimate multimedia star Toni Gonzaga, kicks off the competition with its talked about and unique Blind Auditions wherein coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Ms. Lea Salonga will select the artists they want to mentor just by listening to the aspirant’s singing voice. Each coach must pick 12 artists for their respective teams who will advance to the next rounds of competition— the Battle Rounds and the Live Shows.

When ABS-CBN said in early 2013 that it was going to bring the local adaptation of the worldwide hit format, the announcement was met with high expectations. This is because the Philippines is known for producing excellent singers, with most Filipinos fond of either singing at KTV bars or joining singing competitions. Even Philibert Braat, international consultant for franchise owner TALPA, acknowledged this. “The world knows that Filipinos are the best singers in the world so I think the country really deserves ‘The Voice of the Philippines.’ With the lineup of coaches that the show has, it’s going to be of international standards,” said Braat.

Filipinos across the globe have expressed excitement for “The Voice of the Philippines” especially in the online world where the show is being constantly talked about on various social networking sites and where fans are already rooting for their respective coaches. The show’s primer “Mic Test: The Voice of the Philippines Primer” also made it to the top trending topics on micro-blogging site Twitter when it aired last Sunday (June 9).

Fans will be surely raving more once they watch the pilot telecast this Saturday (June 15) when the coaches get to hear the voices of the aspirants. Some of those to watch for include a rakista dad who wants to change his life, a fresh college graduate with a talent for singing, a former band vocalist who wants to step into spotlight, a Fil-Am working student who wants to pursue a recording career, plus a balut vendor, a taxi driver, and a belt vendor who all have temporarily set their jobs aside to become singers.
Who among them will motivate the coaches to push the red button and accept them? Who among the coaches will complete the team lineup first? Who among the artists made coach Sarah Geronimo cry?

“The Voice” is a unique singing competition where auditions are based solely on vocal ability. It first started in Netherlands in 2010 and in a span of three years, has been localized in more than 40 countries worldwide including the more popular US version where Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher sat in the iconic red swiveling chairs as celebrity coaches. It is open to artists aged 16 and above with pure singing talent and with or without professional experience.

Also joining host Toni as “V reporters” of the “The Voice of the Philippines” are Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga who will give the various updates and sidelights of the show.

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines” premiering this Saturday (June 15), 9 PM, and on Sunday (June 16), 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.thevoice.abs-cbn.com, like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about its pilot telecast using the hashtag #TheVoiceofthePhilippines.

Alden Richards debut album Track List revealed!

GMA young leading man Alden Richards admits that his debut album under Universal Records speaks a lot about him.

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The album, which includes his cover of memorable hits – Shamrock’s Haplos, Rey Valera’s Naaalala Ka, Itwchyworm’s Akin Ka Na Lang, among others, is a testament to Alden’s young romantic side.

The album was launched at the Trinoma Activity Center, where his fans tropped and proved that indeed Alden is one of the most bankable stars of the Kapuso Network.

“I really am very thankful that people went out to support me,” says the Kapuso star. “I have given everything I have for this project.”

Thankfully, Alden’s album zoomed to the top of the Astrovision/Astroplus music charts after only a week after its release.

Alden expressed gratitude towards Universal Records bosses for the opportunity – General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Director Peter Chan, and producer Ito Rapadas, who made sure that Alden’s voice in tip-top shape for the recording.

The album’s debut single Haplos instantly rose to the top of the MyMusicStore charts and is now a part of the series Mundo Mo’y Akin as its love theme. Alden also has an original song in the album – the romantic Sa Aking Tabi by Vince Katindoy, composer of Ngiti.

Alden Richards album is now available at all record bars nationwide.

Track List:
1.     Haplos
2.     Naalala Ka
3.     Cant Find The Reason
4.     ‘Di Na Mababawi
5.     Sa Aking Tabi
6.     Akin Ka Na Lang
7.     Everytime I See you

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