Nora Aunor lead Star-Studded Christmas Special of ‘The Mega and the Songwriter’!

Stars and artists of the Kapatid network will once again unite for a night of songs and pure entertainment as “The Mega and The Songwriter” airs a two-part Christmas Special starting tonight, December 15.

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Bound to make viewers swoon are TV5 Primetime actors Derek Ramsay and Martin Escudero as they serenade the beautiful Kapatid drama princess Ritz Azul. Meanwhile, the News and Information team led by News5 Chief Luchi Cruz Valdes together with Cheryl Cosim, Grace Lee, Cheri Mercado, Shawn Yao and Tulfo brothers Ben, Raffy and Erwin will showcase their singing prowess as they all jam with both Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Mr. Songwriter Ogie Alcasid.

Not to be missed is the rare chance of seeing the Smart Gilas team proving that they can shine both on the basketball hardcourt and onstage as they sing along with the Megastar herself. Adding laughter to a night of pure entertainment is the wacky cast of Tropa Mo Ko Unli.

Renowned singer-composer Noel Cabangon will also render some of his songs along with the boy band 5AZI1, quintet singers from Bulacan, AcapellaGO and young all-girl jazz trio Baihana.

This Christmas Special will be made more magical as musical genius David Pomeranz sings some of his songs and performs a special number with Ogie and Sharon. Capping this night of festivity will be the special participation of the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor.

The Mega and The Songwriter Christmas Special airs December 15 and 22, 9pm on TV5.

‘The Mega and The Songwriter’ Pays Tribute to Gloria Estefan and Patti Austin this Sunday!

Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Songwriter Ogie Alcasid will pay tribute to two of the most famous female icons of the music industry of the 80’s Gloria Estefan and Patti Austin, this Sunday, December 1, on The Mega and The Songwriter.

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Music lovers will definitely enjoy a trip down memory lane as Ogie Alcasid and Amber Davis serenade the viewers with songs popularized by one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Gloria Estefan. Viewers will also be able to revisit the past as they hear classical Patti Austin repertoire from the collaboration of Sharon Cuneta and Cookie Chua. Sharon Cuneta and Ogiie Alcasid will also be singing along with Aia de Leon of Imago to give a modern rendition to these various songs from the ‘80s.

And to ensure that Kapatid viewers won’t just be experiencing a night of good music, the cast of Tropa Mo Ko Unli will also be dropping by to provide fun as they jam with the Megastar and the Songwriter.

The Mega and The Songwriter airs every Sunday, 9pm, as part of the Weekend Do It Better programming of TV5.

Sharon Cuneta longs for a grandchild, will KC Concepcion give in?

If Megastar Sharon Cuneta, 47, had her ways, she wants her daughter KC Concepcion to get married and have kids!

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Sharon also added that she is longing to have a grandchildren since she is fond of them in the first place.

This is what she said on having grandchildren:

“Anytime! Dyusko, kung meron lang ‘yang boyfriend, pipilitin ko ‘yan. ‘Anak, penge ng apo. Mag-asawa ka na!”

On being a grandma:

“Yeah, I’ve been ready for a long time. She’s the one that’s not. Coz I like babies. I can’t wait!

“I had a baby early. It has its pluses and minuses. But one of the pluses is getting to grow up with your kid.

“I was nineteen when I had her. Para di masyadong malayo yung generation gap.

“And now, I think it’s cool to be a lola before you hit sixty!”

Will KC give in to her mom’s wishes?

Nora Aunor one on one exclusive with Sharon Cuneta in ‘Sharon Kasama Mo, Kapatid’ this November 29 and 30!

The Superstar meets the Megastar this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30, on TV5′s “Sharon Kasama Mo, Kapatid.”

This last week of November is dubbed “Superstar Week” on Sharon Cuneta‘s afternoon talk show “Sharon Kasama Mo, Kapatid.”

Yesterday, November 26, Wowie de Guzman took Sharon in a stroll down memory lane when he was still a dancing heartthrob in the 90s in the episode called “Superstar ng Dancefloor.”

This afternoon, November 27 (Tuesday), William Martinez will share with the Megastar his life story in the episode titled “Super Tatays.”

This Wednesday, November 28, Sharon will interview a mother who fought for her two year-old child in the episode “Super Nanays.”

Capping the “Superstar Week” is the much-awaited guesting of the one and only Superstar of Philippine showbiz, Nora Aunor, in “Sharon Kasama Mo, Kapatid.” The special two-part episode will also feature the oldest Noranian and the most popular Superstar impersonator, Ate Gay.

The Nora Aunor Superstar Special will air this Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30, at 4:30pm on TV5.

Kapatid Stars Nominated for Yahoo! OMG Awards 2012

Some of TV5’s biggest stars land nominations in this year’s OMG Awards organized by Yahoo! Philippines. The OMG Awards are given out to the best and brightest in Philippine entertainment.

Among the Kapatid stars recognized vying for the coveted entertainment awards are showbiz pillars SuperstarNora Aunor, Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Comedy King Dolphy who are all nominated in the “Major Impact” category. Derek Ramsay, meanwhile, clinched a nomination in the “Actor of the Year” category.

TV5 princesses Jasmine Curtis-Smith (“Best Female Newcomer” category) and Eula Caballero (“Most Promising Actress of the Year” category) themselves bagged nominations in this year’s OMG Awards. AJ Muhlach proves to be a strong contender in the “Best Male Newcomer” category, while Lokomoko’s Edgar Allan Guzman and Kapitan Awesome star Martin Escudero are both nominated under the “Breakthrough Actor of the Year” category.

Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola of The Jose and Wally Show are shortlisted in the “Comedian of the Year” category alongside industry veteran and co-star Vic Sotto. Bossing Vic also bagged a nomination for “Favorite Male TV Host” category with Wil Time Bigtime’s main presenter Willie Revillame and Talentadong Pinoy master of ceremonies Ryan Agoncillo.

Nominees who get the most number of online votes will win the category. Fans can vote for their favorite celebrities once a day from now until June 28 at the Yahoo OMG Awards site (http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/omgawards/). Winners will be announced during the awards night on July 6 (Friday) at the SM Mall of Asia Arena

Sharon Leads Women Empowerment in TV5’s Mega Afternoon Block!

May is women empowerment month on TV5 as it celebrates Mother’s Day with a brand new afternoon block starting May 14.

 

Fulfilling afternoons begin with a special treat for the hardworking homemakers. Sine Tanghali is a two hour screening of Tagalized Hollywood movies followed by award winning Koreanovelas and for her first show as a Kapatid, Sharon opens her arms again to ordinary people in Sharon: Kasama mo Kapatid.

With gripping plots and exciting twists, Koreanovelas without a doubt are hit among Filipinos. On Monday, three of the biggest dramas in Korea are set to captivate televiewers in different stories of family, friendship, love and betrayal.

White Lies is a story of Cheska and Jeremy, a young couple who is about to get married. When the Cheska got pregnant, Jeremy suddenly leaves her for a richer woman. The riveting story of a young mother begins as she bravely faces every challenge thrown at her for her child.

In Love You A Thousand Times, a young couple, Harold and Sandra, has been trying to conceive a child but unsuccessful. To her desperation, Sandra hires a surrogate mother, a plan unbeknownst to Harold. In a twist of fate, Eunice, the surrogate mother falls in love with the Harold’s brother, Carlo. The real drama begins with this turn of events.

Pink Lipstick highlights the story of deception and betrayal. Andrea discovers that her husband, Aldwin, has an affair with her bestfriend Marivic. Adding to the shocking revelation, their adopted daughter is actually their lovechild. Now, she plans to take revenge and her once normal life is changed forever.

After 30 years of blockbuster movies, chart-topping music albums, sold-out concerts and top-rating TV programs, Megastar Sharon Cuneta embarks on another milestone in her widely-followed showbiz career as she begins her first project on her new home, TV5—the daily talk show “Sharon: Kasama mo, Kapatid.”

With her genuine heart that often brings out the most inspiring stories out of common people, the Megastar is poised to inject feel-good stories to the show’s viewers. But aside from heartfelt narratives and engaging conversations, the show will infuse laughter and tears—both evoked by joy and strong emotion—from the highly entertaining mix of real-life stories and life celebrations.

The Mega afternoon block begins on Monday, May 14 with Sine Tanghali at 12:45pm, followed by White Liesat 2:45pm, Love You A Thousand Times at 3:15pm and Pink Lipstick at 3:45pm. Celebrate life with real stories from real lives in Sharon: Kasama Mo Kapatid at 4:30pm only on TV5.

“Talentadong Pinoy’s Battle of the Champions” LIVE from Quezon Memorial Circle this May 5 & 6

This year’s much awaited Talentadong Pinoy Battle of the Champions is finally here. Eight of the country’s best talent acts battle it out for the chance to be the third Talentadong Pinoy Ultimate Talentado. Hall of Famers Ayegee, Melbelline, Dancing is Fun, Craig and Samantha, Astroboy, Sustantivo, Monica, and wildcard winner Rhyzza will show their talents one last time to vie for the coveted title of 2012 Ultimate Talentado.

The Battle of the Champions promises to be biggest and most extravagant showcase of talent, and it also presents a star-studded line-up of Talent Scouts, including Superstar Nora Aunor, Judy Ann Santos, Ruffa Gutierrez, Joey De Leon, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, Audie Gemora, Joey Reyes, Tueday Vargas, John “Sweet” Lapus, K Brosas, and Jed Madela. It’s a spectacular event indeed as the Megastar Sharon Cuneta graces the stage for a special performance on May 6.

This year’s Ultimate Talentado will bag the grand prize package of P1 M cash, a brand new car, and a chance to compete and represent the country in the World Championship of the Performing Arts(WCOPA) to be held in Hollywood, California.

Watch all eight contenders of Talentadong Pinoy’s Battle of the Champions perform live this coming May 5, with the celebrity Talentado edition and announcement of winners happening on May 6 – LIVE from the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Sharon looks to define her legacy with “Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid”!

For her first project under her billion-peso five-year contract with TV5, Sharon Cuneta will host and co-produce a daily talk show that will carry her name and, she hopes, will define her legacy.

“I wanted my name on my show again. It was TV5 that gave it to me,” the megastar said Wednesday in a media conference on the set of “Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid” at TV5’s Delta Theater in Quezon City.

Sharon opened up on a wide range of issues that have hounded her transfer to TV5 in November after more than 23 years with ABS-CBN.

What rankled most, she said, was the opinion that her decision was all about the price tag, which represents the biggest TV deal for any Filipino artist.

“Nasaktan ako kasi some people thought it was about the one billion,” she confessed.

“Masakit na tinawag akong mukhang pera. Pinaghirapan ko naman ito for more than 30 years.”

She said her net income, after all the commissions and salaries due her managers and staff, as well as the taxes that make her a favorite of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, would be “the same amount, more or less” she was earning from her ABS-CBN contract.

Sharon then quoted TV5 big boss Manny V. Pangilinan as having told her she was easily worth double.

After being in the limelight since she was 12, the 46-year-old singer-actress can’t be faulted for being concerned with her legacy—a word she mentioned several times during the conference.

She believes “Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid,” a gabfest in the “Oprah” mold, is the perfect vehicle for it.

The show took a while to put together because, she said she and the TV5 top brass wanted to ensure its high quality.

“They wanted na en grande at elegante ang show. They’re very involved in the production,” she said of TV5 president Ray Espinosa, vice president Bobby Barreiro, and head for creative and entertainment production Perci Intalan.

In the same breath, Sharon acknowledged the creative freedom at her disposal as a co-producer of the program.

For this purpose she put up her own company, Mega Productions, Inc., with her personal manager, Sandra Chavez, and long-time adviser Vic del Rosario of Viva Entertainment.

Her writers left their cushy jobs in ABS-CBN and GMA to join her.

“I have the best writers, the best staff on TV,” she boasted.

She cited as proof of the program’s quality the quandary she and the TV5 management have faced in deciding which will be the pilot among the 15 episodes they have taped so far.

“Wala pa rin kaming napipili. Paganda kasi nang paganda ang mga episodes,” she said.

She has been taping three shows three times a week.

The show will feature “regular people with extraordinary stories” and will run the gamut of human emotions.

“It’s filled with surprises. May mga episodes na tawa lang kami ng tawa. And then next time naman iyak kami ng iyak,” she said.

When she does have celebrities as guests, Sharon makes sure they come for an in-depth discussion, “not just to promote something.”

The celebrity guest list so far includes Derek Ramsay, Jannelle Manahan, Amy Perez, Bing Loyzaga, Katrina Halili, Vicki Belo and daughter Crystalle Henares, Cristy Fermin, Lolit Solis, and Lourd de Veyra.

Sharon is candid about her efforts to emulate Oprah Winfrey.

“Anybody who does a talk show like this wants to be like her. And it’s mainly because of the number of lives she has been able to touch,” she said.

Her idols in the gabfest format also include Barbara Walters and Ellen DeGeneres.

The daily afternoon show will premiere on May 7. The time slot will be announced later.

Sharon Cuneta on her Twitter haters: “that haters have always been, and always will be – insignificant.”!

Sharon Cuneta just couldn’t resist twitting again, as she took a rest from the micro blogging site just over two days!

She rested from what believed to be bullying from Piolo Pascual‘s fans that got her ire , but then she realized after a short hiatus something more important.

Sharon tweeted:

I am going to go on resting first tweeties. But after one day I remembered that haters have always been, and always will be – insignificant. After all, they’ve been around for over 34 years of my career. Pahinga lang ako para maalala ko pa ang mga baka nakalimutan ko na during my journey to stardom. Remember I love you and always will. I am reminded of God’s love everyday because of people like you who love me and fight for me. Remember – haters NEVER win. Signing out now. Goodnight and sleep tight in God’s embrace. God loves us!

Welcome back Mega Star to Twitter world again!

Sharon Cuneta is being bullied by Piolo Pasual’s fans on Twitter!

Actress Sharon Cuneta is currently taking a break from Twitter since she is being bullied by Piolo Pascual die hard fans on the site!

 

Sharon Cuneta answers her follower “Miles Away” on twitter agreeing o her comment:

“Kung hindi Kapamilya die-hard, maka-Piolo lang. Wala namang galit sa amin na ibang tao.”

As we all know Sharon Cuneta is one of the stars on Twitter who tweets herself on hand and over the weekend she was being bullied by bashers tirades against her and daughter KC Concepcion.

Here are some of her Tweets answering what the bashers are accusing her and her daughter:

On the break up of KC and Piolo, and that she and KC are  ”abortionist”:

“Akusahan kayo ng anak mong abortionista tapos huwag ko patulan? Ano hahayaan ko pang ikalat nila? Sobra mga ‘yan. Mga bastos at walang modo. Dudumi ng bibig at pagkatao. Gawain siguro nila.”

On what really made her almost lost her top (On Piolo P bashers):

“Since you won’t stop bashing me and my daughter and it’s all the same to you — maybe it’s time I talk and tell the whole REAL story. Okay? Tutal pareho lang eh. Tahimik kami bash kayo ng bash. Eh di kami naman kaya!”

On defending KC:

“KC never did anything to hurt him. He hurt her. And yes, we KNOW his fans are bashing her. We never start, we just react. Be careful. Nananahimik pa kami sa lagay na yan. Tama na kasi we should all just move on,” she said in another tweet.

In referring to Piolo:

“He can’t say anything about KC [because] he has nothing he can say. He’s a ‘gentleman’ for his image, not necessarily [because] he doesn’t want to hurt anybody. Let’s be honest and fair here. If no one bashes us, we couldn’t care less about his life [because] we’ve moved on. Kawawa naman ang anak ko. ‘Di nga nagsasalita si Piolo, but his army of bashers do all the dirty work for him. We’re not bad people. But neither are we stupid.”

As of the press time Sharon is on Twitter hiatus.

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