Pacquiao, Mayweather private meeting revealed!

Source: Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines — After boxing supernovas Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. chatted at the halftime of an NBA game, the two held a private meeting to discuss the potential megafight on May 2, a report said.

According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Pacquiao and Mayweather met for an hour-long private meeting inside the Filipino’s private suite in Florida.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told Rafael that the meeting between the two fighters “was very pleasant and very encouraging” and that the Filipino’s camp “give Floyd credit for coming over.”

“That’s the first time they ever sat eye to eye. I’ve met Floyd many times, but he and Manny had never had a chance to meet,” Koncz said.

Pacquiao and Mayweather had a brief chat during Wednesday’s (Manila time) NBA game between the Miami Heat and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks where the two shared phone numbers.

“They talked at halftime, but this was a longer, more serious meeting. You could tell by their body language that this was very positive. It was for a good hour or more,” Koncz said.

He added that the private meeting was a “business meeting” but wasn’t of a tense nature.

“I think that’s because they both have mutual respect for each other.”

Both fighters dabbled on broadcasting issues, which have dampened the talks, as Pacquiao is under contract with Time Warner/HBO while Mayweather is under CBS/Showtime.

The two networks have to reach an agreement on a joint pay-per-view telecast which they only did once in 2002 when then heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis fought against former champ Mike Tyson.

Koncz said that Mayweather told Pacquiao two broadcasting issues.

“I told Floyd I would call [Pacquiao promoter] Bob [Arum of Top Rank] in the morning, and I did that and discussed them with Bob, and he assured us they have been worked out. I took care of it,” Koncz said. “I said to Floyd, and Manny agreed, that if those are the only two broadcasting issues, we would take care of them.”

Rafael said that Koncz declined to divulge into the details of the broadcasting requests.

Koncz added that Mayweather clearly said that he wants the fight to happen and there’s no stopping the two fighters’ desire to duke it out on May 2.

“Floyd said, ‘I want the fight to happen,’ and Manny said he does, too. If the fighters both want the fight to happen, who can stop it? They both said they want it to happen, and we’re still looking to make it happen on May 2,” Koncz said.

He added that a cross-country tour to promote the potential fight is not needed as the brief chat between the two welterweight champions in the sidelines of the American Airlines Arena generated enough buzz that a promotional tour would give.

Rafael also said in his report that the two agreed on a drug testing protocol.

 

Libya Hotel Attack, 9 dead including 2 Pinays!

Source: ABS-CBNNews.com

TRIPOLI, Libya – Gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people — including five foreigners — before blowing themselves up.

The assault on such a high-profile target underlined the fragile security situation in the Libyan capital, which is controlled by a patchwork of militias allied with one of two governments claiming to rule the country.

And if it is confirmed that it was carried out by Islamic State militants it would highlight the growing reach of an extremist group with ambitions to spread its influence throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

After setting off a car bomb outside the opulent Corinthia Hotel — where visiting world leaders have met local dignitaries in the past — three militants rushed inside and opened fire, Issam al-Naass, a security services spokesman, told AFP.

They made it to the 24th floor of the hotel, a major hub of diplomatic and government activity, before being surrounded by security forces and detonating explosive belts they were wearing.

The head of Libya’s self-declared government, Omar al-Hassi, was inside the hotel at the time but was evacuated safely, Naass said.

The dead included three security guards killed in the initial attack, five foreigners shot dead by the gunmen and a hostage who died when the attackers blew themselves up.

Naass said the foreigners killed were an American, two Filipinas, a French citizen and a South Korean. He did not give their identities.

Government officials in Washington and Paris confirmed the US and French deaths, with the American named by his company as a security contractor.

At least five people were also wounded, including two Filipina employees hurt by broken glass from the car bomb, Naass said.

The hotel’s 24th floor is normally used by Qatar’s mission to Libya, but no diplomats or officials were present during the assault, a security source said.

Assassination claim

In a statement on Twitter, the Tripoli branch of the Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

It said the attack was in honor of Abu Anas al-Libi, an Al-Qaeda suspect who died in the United States earlier this month, days before facing a trial for bombing US embassies.

A video posted on jihadist forums showed an image of one of the alleged perpetrators.

Security forces loyal to Hassi’s government, which is jostling for power with the internationally backed authority of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, surrounded the building during the assault.

The government in Tripoli said Tuesday’s attack was an assassination attempt on Hassi it blamed on “enemies of the revolution and the war criminal Khalifa Haftar”, a former general who last year spearheaded an operation against Islamist militias in the second city Benghazi.

Ambulances, armored vehicles and pick-up trucks with mounted artillery could be seen around the hotel during the attack.

Security forces prevented journalists from entering the hotel afterwards, saying work was needed inside to ensure the assailants had not left behind booby traps.

‘Blow’ to peace efforts

The UN Security Council condemned the “heinous” attack and EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini called it “another reprehensible act of terrorism which deals a blow to efforts to bring peace and stability to Libya.”

She expressed “solidarity with the victims and their families”.

A new round of UN-mediated peace talks between Libya’s rival factions kicked off in Geneva Monday as they seek to implement a roadmap on forming a unity government.

The North African nation has been wracked by conflict since the overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in a 2011 uprising, with rival governments and powerful militias now battling for control of key cities and the country’s oil riches.

The Islamist-backed Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) militia alliance took control of Tripoli last summer, forcing Thani’s government to flee to the remote east.

The luxurious Corinthia was long considered a haven in a city beset by unrest, with officials, diplomats and foreign businessmen crossing paths in its lavish reception area.

In October 2013, gunmen seized then prime minister Ali Zeidan from the hotel, where he was residing. He was released after several hours.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy met top officials at the hotel in September 2011, when they were the first foreign leaders to visit Libya after Kadhafi’s ouster.

In Benghazi meanwhile 22 people were killed and 68 wounded in fighting since Monday evening, a security source said.

“Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” overtakes “My Little Bossing” emerged the highest grossing Pinoy film of all time!

MMFF 2013 entry “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” overtakes “My Little Bossing” emerged the highest grossing Pinoy film of all time!

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According to Star Cinema,Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy has earned P427 million since opening on Christmas Day. It has overtaken the gross earning of My Little Bossing on the first week of January 2013 as the festival closes.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported that the Star Cinema and Viva Films produced movie ruled the daily grosses outshining the My Little Bossings with the total gross of P400 million and thus made it as the second highest grossing Pinoy film of all time.

“Padre de Pamilya” cast photo revealed!

Superstar Nora Aunor and Coco Martin movie Padre de Pamilya movie has already started grinding.

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A still photo of the movie cast has already circulated in the net.

Also included in the cast are Anita Linda, Joel Torre, Rosanna Roces, Julia Montes, Baron Geisler, Joem Bascon, and Miles Ocampo.

The movie is directed by Adolf Helix.

The movie is a dream come true for Coco Martin to be working with Superstar Nora Aunor.

Soon in theaters nationwide.

 

Angel Locsin on meeting Luis Manzano: “Ina-avoid ko rin muna kasi ayaw ko ng issue…”!

Angel Locsin admitted that the lines of communication are now again open between her and former boyfriend Luis Manzano.

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That is after she broke up with Phil Younghusband. But Angel clarified that they are only in touch through cell phone.

Angel said:

“Sa text, saka sa phone [nakakausap ko si Luis] pero ina-avoid ko rin muna… Respeto kay Phil, respeto sa ex niya. Ina-avoid ko rin muna kasi ayaw ko ng issue… Ayaw ko muna haluan ng kung ano man.”

On her relationship with Phil right now:

“Nag-usap kami pero bihirang bihira na. Ang hirap kausap ang ex. He’s still special for me pero ngayon medyo confused ka sa mga nangyayari. Basta alam ko hiwalay kami ngayon. ‘Yun ang hinaharap ko, ayaw ko mag-entertain ng kahit anong bagay. Ayaw kong guluhin ang isip ko at ang puso ko kasi gusto ko magpahinga lang talaga.”

Locsin added:

“Gusto ko lang din magpahinga muna. Ang tagal ko na-in love so parang gusto ko bigyan ng rest yung puso ko.”

Kim Jones – Jericho Rosales huge engagement ring revealed!

 

Kapamilya actor Jericho Rosales has just proposed to his girlfriend Kim Jones who celebrated her birthday today and gave her a huge engagement ring!

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And Kim’s answer is a big yes and accompanied by a huge smile below with the real ring!

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This is what Jericho revealed together with the photo above in his Instagram account:

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We will keep you updated on when and where the wedding will be held!

“Elysium” movie trailer and poster revealed!

Columbia Pictures’ upcoming science-fiction thriller Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster releases its teaser trailer!

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The impoverished inhabitants of a ruined planet Earth fight to join the safe and pristine living conditions of the space station Elysium, where only the wealthy reside. One resident of the planet’s slums must get to get to the space station and kidnaps someone in order to do so.

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Written and directed by “District 9’s” Neill Blomkamp, “Elysium” also stars Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura.

“Elysium” will be released in the Philippines on August 2013 by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.columbiapictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games.

Watch the trailer below:

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James Yap gets back at Kris Aquino files Hold Departure Order on son!

Between the battle of Kris Aquino and ex-husband James Yap the one in the losing end is none other then their son! A custody battle is up ahead.

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James Yap will file hold-departure order on his son Bimby at the Makati RTC tomorrow morning, March 22. James is now in a legal battle with former wife Kris Aquino over the custody of their five-year-old son.

What do you think will Kris do next?

‘The Lone Ranger’ new International Trailer revealed!

The new international trailer for Walt Disney Picture upcoming thrilling adventure The Lone Ranger from producer Jerry Bruckheimer has just been revealed!

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Johnny Depp stars as Tonto and Armie Hammer playing the titular masked avenger.

Synopsis:

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

The blockbuster — which cost a reported $250 million to produce and shot over 150 days!

The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, and Ruth Wilson.

Directed by Gore Verbinski.

The Lone Ranger hits theaters on July 3rd, 2013.

Watch the trailer below:

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Rhian Ramos covers Rogue with just a scarf!

Rhian Ramos wears nothing but a scarf on the cover of  Rogue Magazine’s  March 2013 issue!

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The team responsible for the shoot includes photographer Mark Nicdao, stylist Pam Quiñones, makeup artist Paolo Maranan, and hair stylist John Valle.

Rogue Magazine is now available at your favorite bookstores, newsstands and supermarkets nationwide.

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