“Showbiz Inside Report” shares debut party this Saturday!

Amid the public’s huge anticipation for the grand debut of Kapamilya actress Julia Montes, the debutante is longing for one man on her special day–her German father whom she has not seen since she was a kid.

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“My dream for my last dance is my dad. I just want to call him daddy. I just want to tell him, ‘I love you,” expressed Julia in her exclusive interview with “Showbiz Inside Report,” which will be aired this Saturday (March 16).

Together with Julia in her emotional interview with “SIR” was her close friend and “Walang Hanggan” co-star Eda Nolan, whom she considers as one of her sources of strength every time she is feeling down.

Meanwhile, aside from Julia and her special bond with Eda, “SIR” will also share the unique friendship of “Be Careful With My Heart” cast members Doris and Sabel, and the solid sisterhood of Miss Universe beauty queens Venus Raj and Janine Tugonon.

Don’t miss the trending showbiz talk show of ABS-CBN, “Showbiz Inside Report,” this Saturday, 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log-on at www.abs-cbn.com, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter, or like the Facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/ShowbizInsideReport.AbsCbn.

“Showbiz Inside Report” on friendship of Jessy and Matteo, and John and Jayson!

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano was not able to hide his emotions over the recent wedding of his first born Paolo to his long-time girlfriend Sam Godinez.

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“Usually, it’s the father of the bride who gets emotional. But it’s your son, your first born. So when that son takes that step forward, it’s a step he’s gonna take on his own. It’s like you’re the one pushing him, ‘go son!” shared Gary in his first sit-down interview with Paolo since the wedding, which will be aired on “Showbiz Inside Report” this Saturday (February 23).

Aside from Gary and Paolo’s story of new beginning, “SIR” will also feature the growing friendship of “Paraiso” stars Jessy Mendiola and Matteo Guidicelli and “Banana Nite” boys John Prats and Jayson Gainza. Have Jessy and Matteo found love in each other’s arms? How do John and Jayson face the new challenges in their friendship?

Don’t miss the newest revelations from Gary, Paolo, Jessy, Matteo, John and Jayson in the trending showbiz talk show of ABS-CBN, “Showbiz Inside Report,” this Saturday, 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.”

Gary Valenciano on daughter in-law Samantha Godinez: “I’m very fortunate na my son made a good choice.”!

Gary Valenciano‘s son Paolo Valenciano got hitched last Thursday, February 7, to long-time girlfriend Samantha Godinez in Christian wedding ceremony at the  Manila Polo Club, Forbes Park, Makati City.

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Gary was very emotional as his son got married to Samantha who were into relationship for six years.

This is what Gary had to say:

“Blessed ako. Talagang niyakap ko si Samantha [Godinez] kanina. Sabi ko, ‘Thank you for being part of Paolo’s life. You don’t know how much you’ve touched me, how much that means to me. I’m very fortunate na my son made a good choice.’”

On becoming a grandfather:

“Yeah, bring it on! My legs, kaya ko pang mag-swimming with my apo. I don’t mind. Kung ano yung mga pagkukulang ko kay Paolo, and if Paolo doesn’t have time with his baby, come on, bring him to papi! I will take care of him.”

ASAP 2012 welcomes Kapamilya’s newest ride this Sunday!

ASAP 2012” is all set to take TV viewers in an unforgettable joyride experience this Sunday (November 4) with the launch of ABS-CBN’s newest cable channel Jeepney TV to be led by Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, who sang the theme song of its station ID.

Jeepney TV showcases the replays of well-loved Kapamilya teleseryes, sitsoms and TV specials like “Home Along Da Riles,” “Ang TV,” “Gimik,” and “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”

Aside from Mr. Pure Energy, also joining the celebration are some of the biggest Kapamilya stars Martin Nievera, Toni Gonzaga, Jericho Rosales, Nikki Gil, and Eula Valdes.

Enter a new dimension as Matteo Guidicelli, Jessy Mendiola, Iya Villania, Megan Young, Empress, Carlo Romero, Manuel Chua and Iza Calzado take everyone to another mystical world in ‘Supahdance.’

Witness another show-stopping performance from the ultimate multimedia star Toni Gonzaga as she shares the latest music trends in ‘T Zone;’ followed by the breath-taking dance number of international Pinoy RnB sensation Billy Crawford in his newest ‘B-Segment.’

Get ready for a string of special surprises this Sunday as Ella Cruz, Robi Domingo, Miles Ocampo, Jerome Ponce, Janella Salvador, Tippy Dos Santos, Anja Aguilar, Sam Concepcion and Kapamilya child wonders Xyriel Manabat and Bugoy Cariño treat everyone with a must-see production number. Also, watch out for the back-to-back album launches of Kapamilya Hunk Carlos Agassi and OPM band Callalily.

Meanwhile, prepare to be amazed with the world-class concert experience from ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Bamboo, and ASAP Sessionistas; astonishing vocal act of Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, and Angeline Quinto; and the coolest acoustic-rock performance of Yeng Constantino, Aiza Seguerra, JM de Guzman, Zia Quizon, and Paolo Valenciano.

Don’t miss “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

“Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” airs on ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best”!

ABS-CBN treats is viewers this weekend with great music as it airs on “Sunday’s Best” the “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” that was recently staged at the newly inaugurated SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.


The TV special will showcase the all-star gathering of some of the country’s top musical artists and the world-class performances of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icons including Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda, Dulce, Vernie Varga, Rachel Alejandro, and the singing group, The Company.

Hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez, “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” was also be graced by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra led by Gerard Salonga, and by comic TV personalities Pokwang, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola.

The concert was staged by ABS-CBN’s Star Events, with Johnny Manahan as director, and Ryan Cayabyab as musical director. Don’t miss “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” on “Sunday’s Best” (July 1) at 11pm, on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

All is set for the The X-Factor Philippines premiere this Saturday!

The country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year kicks off on Saturday as ABS-CBN premieres the much-awaited Philippine adaptation of the worldwide phenomenal hit X Factor franchise, The X Factor Philippines, with KC Concepcion as host and Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Charice and Pilita Corrales as celebrity judge-mentors.

The X Factor Philippines is searching for undiscovered talent 16 years old and above that will be divided into four categories: Girls, Boys, Adults and Groups. They should be willing to brave the panel for a chance to win the biggest prize in a Philippine singing competition, a whopping P4M worth of prizes, and become the next Pinoy multimedia star.

After months of auditions in 70 cities across the country, more than 20,000 hopefuls flocked to the audition venues in hopes of fulfilling their dreams. But it wasn’t an easy ride for each and every one of them as they underwent a tedious screening process.

As early as the audition stage, the hopefuls must impress the judges and at the same time an audience of thousands that can be a potential legion of fans. The auditionees need at least three “yes” from the judge-mentors to proceed to the next stage — the Boot Camp.

In the Boot Camp, contestants will go through a series of performances that will further test their X factor. This will enable the judge-mentors to select and trim them down to 20 contestants divided in four categories— five solo male contestants aged 16 to 25 or the “Boys,” five solo female contestants aged 16 to 25 or “Girls,” five solo contestants over 25 years old or the “Adults,” and five group contestants aged 16 and above or the “Groups.”

Before advancing to the Judges’ Homes stage, The X Factor Philippines producers will then reveal which category judge-mentors Martin, Gary, Charice and Pilita will be mentoring. The judge-mentors then take the contestants to their respective “Judge’s Home” where they will select the best performers to take to the live show.

Only three contestants from each category will complete the final 12 contestants who will proceed in the final stage of the competition. At this point, the finalists must face the fifth and final judge who has the sole power to turn their dream of becoming a star into reality— the viewers.

Who will become the first grand winner of The X Factor Philippines? Will the winner come from the Boys, Girls, Adults, or Groups? Who among the mentors will coach the country’s next singing superstar?

Watch out for jaw-dropping performances from auditionees and unexpected tensions among the celebrity judge-mentors. More surprises are also coming your way in weeks to come.

OPM icons unite in one-night concert!

Amid the influx of foreign artists who have been invading the country’s concert scene, the biggest names in the local music industry are joining forces for a one-night concert next month in a celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM).

The concert, dubbed as “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM,” will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on June 16 at 8 p.m.

It will also serve as the formal opening of the newly built SM MOA Arena, which already hosted the two-night concert of international artist Lady Gaga early this month, as well as the upcoming back-to-back concert of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys.

OPM stalwarts Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris Fernandez, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda and The CompanY are slated to appear in the star-studded concert.

It will also feature special appearances from comedians Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Pokwang.

“Magsama-sama po ang mga OPM artists. Kami ni Jed, we will be representing the new icons. Iba-ibang genre ang maririnig niyo dito. Bihira po ako na makakasama ang mga legends sa music so I’m sure mage-enjoy lahat ng generation,” Fernandez said.

Madela added the concert will also pay tribute to Filipino composers Ryan Cayabyab and George Canseco.

Madela said the all-Filipino concert is timely given the number of foreign shows during the past couple of years.

“It’s one way para ma-push ang OPM so magandang na may mga concert tulad nito,” he said.

The concert will be hosted by Apo Hiking Society member Jim Paredes and Concert Queen Pops Fernandez.

Johnny Manahan will direct the show with Ryan Cayabyab as the musical director.

 

For ticket inquiries, you may call 470-2222 or log on to www.smtickets.com.

“ASAP 2012” launches Summer Station ID this Sunday!

ASAP 2012” is going to set every TV screen on fire this Sunday (April 15) with the explosive launching of ABS-CBN’s 2012 Summer Station ID and the world-class performances led by ASAP mainstays Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Angeline Quinto, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, and Jericho Rosales.

The ASAP family is going to welcome ABS-CBN’s newest teleseryes “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” led by Jake Cuenca, Bangs Garcia and Shaina Magdayao; and “Princess and I” with the newest Primetime Princess Kathryn Bernardo and the powerhouse cast Albert Martinez, Gretchen Barreto, Dominic Ochoa, Lara Quigaman, Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos, Daniel Padilla and many more.

Indulge with the sizzling summer treats from Rafael Rossel, Markki Stroem, and Alex Castro; as the ASAP girls Maja Salvador, Karylle, Erich Gonzales, Jessy Mendiola, Julia Montes, Bianca Manalo and the ‘My Girl’ winners cater blazing performances that will take every Kapamilya’s breath away.

The ASAP Sessionistas, ASAP Pinoy Champs and Boys R Boys are going to wow everyone with another astonishing performance, as Aiza Seguerra and Bamboo comes up with another mind-blowing collaboration and Yeng Constantino, Paolo Valenciano and Arnel Pineda sets the bar higher with an amazing concert experience.

Meanwhile, the ASAP dancefloor is going to reach to its boiling point with the intense performance from America’s Best Dance Crew winner I aM mE; and the summer moves of John Prats, Sam Concepcion, Devon Seron, Anja Aguilar, Ivan Dorschner, Robi Domingo, Teacher Georcelle, and PBB ex-housemates Pamu, Divine, Tin, Deniesse, Kevin and Carlo.

Don’t miss launching of ABS-CBN’s 2012 Summer Station ID in 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

‘ASAP 2012′ Celebrates an Easterrific Sunday!

Welcome and celebrate Easter with “ASAP 2012″ this Sunday (April 8) as some of the biggest music icons of the country Gary Valenciano, ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales and Martin Nievera lead the celebration with stellar and world-class performances.

Enjoy the superb thrilling treats from the charming Kapamilya leading men Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Luis Manzano, Sam Milby, Enchong Dee, Rafael Rossel, Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson and John Lloyd Cruz; as girl power takes over the ASAP centerstage with the gorgeous and stunning ASAP leading ladies Toni Gonzaga, KC Concepcion, Cristine Reyes, Iza Calzado, Nikki Gil, Kim Chiu, Shaina Magdayao, Erich Gonzales, Maja Salvador, Karylle, and Julia Montes.

Experience the best of the best with the unstoppable and jaw-dropping concert experience from Sarah Geronimo, Angeline Quinto, Arnel Pineda, Billy Crawford, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, ASAP Sessionistas, ASAP BOYS ARE BOYS and the ASAP Pinoy Champs.

Meanwhile, prepare for an explosive dance showcase from John Prats, Gab Valenciano, Rayver Cruz, Iya Villania, Enrique Gil, Empress, Jessy Mendiola, Sam Concepcion, XB Gensan, Nielbeth, Velasco Brothers, and G Force on Supahdance.

Celebrate the ‘Easterrific’ Sunday with 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

It’s “V-Day” celebration in ASAP 2012 this Sunday!

ASAP 2012” continues to spread the love this Sunday (February 12) as its fills the hearts of viewers with a massive dose of love, romance, and passion as ASAP stars celebrateValentine’s Day “up close and personal” for the first time!

Feel the love on its purest form as Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano leads the whole ASAP Kapamilya for one heartfelt and inspiring number, while Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo’s road to superstardom continues as she conquers the ASAP stage once more with another exhilarating concert performance in ‘SOS.’

Sing your heart’s desires with Angeline Quinto on “Angeline on Q”; and the sweetest serenades from Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Christian Bautista, Jericho Rosales, KC Concepcion, Nikki Gil, Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Bryan Termulo,and ASAP Sessionistas. Double the rock with Next Gen Rock Idol Bamboo and Pinoy Pride Arnel Pineda sharing ultimate concert power for one rousing performance!

To make the ‘V Day’ sweeter, the lead stars of the official Valentine movie of the Philippines “Unofficially Yours” John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin presents a memorable production number that sill surely cheer up everybody’s hearts. Meanwhile young superstar and Pinay Master Chef Judy Anne Santos wafts a special surprise together with the finalists of the “Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition.” Plus “ASAP 2012” fans will surely swoon over ASAP dream valentinos John Lloyd, Jericho Rosales, Gerald Anderson, Billy Crawford, Luis Manzano, and Piolo Pascual.
Also a must-see this Sunday is the grand birthday bash for “ASAP 2012” and Star Magic’s main man, Director Johnny Manahan! Witness the star-studded celebration to be led by StarMagic’s brightest stars including Diether Ocampo, Bea Alonzo, Piolo Pascual, Jodi Sta Maria, and Angelica Panganiban.

Meanwhile, hold on to your seats as ASAP Supahdance delivers another hair raising performance with Maja Salvador, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Iya Villiania, Bugoy Carino, Xyriel Manabat, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, Sam Concepcion, Empress, Shaina Magdayao, and Kim Chiu.

Watch out also for the much awaited reunion that everyone is waiting for many years as it will happen once more right on the ASAP centerstage!

Spend your weekend with your loved ones and watch 2011 PMPC Star Awards Best Musical Variety Show and Golden Screen Awards 2011’s Outstanding Musical Program, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 1pm, on ABS-CBN.

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