‘Bride for Rent’ earns P21.2M on first day!

Star Cinema’s opening salvo for 2014, Bride For Rent, has grossed P21.2 million on its opening day. The movie which stars Kim Chiu and Xian Lim premiered in the Philippines on Wednesday.
“Amaaazzzzinnggg!!! On its first day: #brideforrent made a whopping P21.2 Million at the box-office!!! Congratulations to the entire team! Pang-MMFF levels sa lakas ang kimxian tandem!” Mico del Rosario of Star Cinema posted on Instagram.
Bride for Rent is Kim Chiu and Xian Lim’s follow up movie after the success of their first ever big screen tandem in Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo. The said movie grossed P102.36 million in three weeks.
Also starring Dennis Padilla, Empoy Marquez, Martin del Rosario, Lloyd Zaragoza, Matt Evans, Eda Nolan, Zeppi Borromeo, Marlann Flores, RJ Ledesma and Tirso Cruz III, Bride For Rent is Direk Mae Czarina Cruz’s last film as a single lady.
With more fans raring to see Bride for Rent, no wonder that this will surpass the box officesuccess of Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo and be KimXi’s highest-grossing film.

Bride for Rent is now showing in more than 140 cinemas nationwide.


Kim Chiu and Xian Lim Spice Up ‘ASAP Tribute’ this Sunday!

“ASAP 19” pumps up the energy of the New Year with its non-stop world-class performances this Sunday (January 12) to be led by “Bride for Rent” stars Kim Chiu and Xian Lim.


Join the whole ASAP Kapamilya as they celebrate the birthday of the ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual; grand launch of Angeline Quinto’s ‘Higher Ground’ album; and Star Magic’s special welcome to its newest Kapamilya, Klarisse de Guzman.

ABS-CBNmobile will also take the spotlight on Sunday for its grand launch to be led by Bea Alonzo, Julia Montes, and Jodi Sta. Maria.

King of the Gil Enrique Gil will fire up the ASAP dance floor through a show-stopping production number with ‘next generation of stars’ Kim Barranda, Yuan Estrada, Grae Fernandez, and Icee Ejercito.

This Sunday, “ASAP 19” will also pay tribute to international music icons like Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Billy Joel, Supremes, Everly Brothers, James Ingram, and The Beatles.

Prepare for a breathtaking dance showdown in ‘ASAP Supahdance’ featuring Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Shaina Magdayao, Maja Salvador, Jessy Mendiola, Iya Villania, Empress, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, and Cristine Reyes.

Also, watch out for a top caliber musical experience from Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Charice, Arnel Pineda, Lani Misalucha, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Yeng Constantino, and Nikki Gil; and the fun-filled jamming session of ASAP Sessionistas Juris, Richard Poon, Kean Cipriano, Sitti, and Aiza Seguerra, with ASAP Covers namely Sam Milby, Nyoy Volante, Paolo Valenciano, Princess, Paolo Onessa, and KZ Tandingan.

Meanwhile, witness another inspirational sharing from Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano in his segment ‘With Love, Gary V.’

Welcome 2014 with a bang in the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 19,” this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN.


Xian Lim is on the cover of CHALK!

Xian Lim is on the cover of Chalk Magazine‘s “Beauty Issue” for October 2013!


Chalk Magazine’s “Beauty Issue” is all about going back to basics and knowing the true meaning of beauty—as something that exists in so many things. A vague and mythical term, Chalk seeks to unravel the true essence of beauty in this month’s cover story, where Xian Lim himself opens up to Chalk about what his thoughts are on real beauty and what he finds truly beautiful in a girl. Of course, he even goes into detail about the most beautiful girl in his eyes, Kim Chiu.

Aside from all that, Chalk introduces to its readers the seven most beautiful people in the magazine’s “#beautiful” story under LIVE section. These seven personalities—Sam Concepcion, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Abby Asistio, Kevin Balot, Ayumi Yoshikawa, Tori Rosso and Camille Co—are among those who redefine beauty in their own unique ways, demonstrating beauty in all its forms.

Chalk even goes into the most gorgeous pieces to sport for the upcoming sem break and the top beauty essentials to achieve that au naturel look, all under LOOK section. LOVE section, on the other hand, has got features on inner beauty.

Chalk is also bringing its final Bright Young Manila Campus Talk leg which is set to be held on Monday (September 30) at the AMV-COA Multi-Purpose Hall, 4th floor, Multi-Deck Parking of the University of Santo Tomas.

The host for this last leg of Chalk’s campus talks will be this season’s UST courtside reporter Kristelle Anne Batchelor, featuring the Bright Young Manila 2013 finalists and Chalk magazine’s editors with the special participation of supermodel-beauty queen turned broadcaster Tina Marasigan, who happens to be a former courtside reporter for UST—all eager to empower, educate and entertain the youth in order to bring out the best in everyone.

In a time to be the most true to one’s own self, Chalk brings you page after page and an inspiring event to guide its readers and audience on achieving true beauty.

Chalk’s October issue, the “Beauty Issue” is available in the country’s favorite book stores and magazine stands nationwide, brought to you by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. Check out Chalk on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for more updates. Chalk is also available on iTunes App Store!

Star Magic Ball 2013 Award Winners revealed!

The 7th Annual Star Magic Ball 2013 which was held at Fairmont Hotel in Makati Saturday night.

Four pairs emerged as the most fabulous during the said event and they are:

Couple of the Night: 
Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo


Moet and Chandon Fabulous Pair:
Xian Lim and Kim Chiu


O+ Stars of the Night:
Joseph Marco and Empress

Best Dressed Male and Female:
Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador


Kim Chiu on the next BF: “Hindi ko naman itatago, at tsaka na sa tamang edad na ako.”!

Kim Chiu’s last relationship was with Gerald Anderson, that ended in 2010. Up to now she is still loveless even though her love interest in television and movies, Xian Lim is said to be close to her heart. She still declares herself loveless and is ready for a new relationship!


Kim said that she is taking her time for the new love to come:

“Darating din tayo diyan. Hindi naman kailangan sapilitan, kusa niyo pong malalaman kung sinuman po ang nagpapatibok ng puso ko. Hindi ko naman itatago, at tsaka na sa tamang edad na ako.”

Although she misses having a boyfriend:

“It takes time know someone para tumanggal ‘yung relationship. Kasi pag mabilisan, gano’n din, mabilisan, para ka lang nagpalit ng damit. ‘Ay, ayoko na dito,’ gano’n.”

On screen partner Xian Lim:

“Thank you kasi nandiyan po siya para sa akin. Pero wala naman pong bakuran effect. Wala naman po, wala naman pong gano’n siguro.”

Does she wish for the love to come?

“Huwag mo na i-wish, kasi minsan ‘yung wish mo mali eh. Hayaan mo na ‘yung destiny ‘yung magsabi about love.”

Catch Xian Lim and Kim Chiu in Toronto on Sept. 14!

Catch “Kim Chiu and Xian Lim with Friends in Canada” live on September 14, 2013 at Toronto Pavillion (Toronto International; Celebration Church), 190 Railside Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada!


After their blockbuster movie Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim now they invades the live show scene in Toronto together with a with comedian friends, Minnie Aguilar and Boobay.

Tickets are now available for purchase. Only VIP ticket have a meet and greet after the show.

Meg Imperial and Xian Lim an Item?

Will Xian Lim and Meg Imperial be launched as a new love team? What will happen to Kim Chiu?


In “Toda Max” this Saturday (March 23), heartthrob Xian and new Kapamilya Meg will portray a couple battling issues in their relationship.

Earl (Xian) will work as a mimer, along with Justin (Vhong Navarro), who entertains people in malls. He keeps his job a secret to the ambitious Gem (Meg) for fear that she might not be able to accept him. He makes her believe that he is a restaurant manager.

Will Gem still love her boyfriend when she learns about Earl’s lie? Find out on “Toda Max” this Saturday (March 9) after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN.

Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Maja Salvador and Enchong Dee brighten-up Panagbenga Festival 2013!

Queen of All Media Kris Aquino is set to lead the group of ABS-CBN stars who will travel to Baguio City this weekend for the much awaited Panagbenga Floral Float Parade on Sunday (February 24) at 7AM.

Ina Kapatid

ABS-CBN Regional Network Group (RNG) will take part in the grand annual parade through its floral float that will carry on board Kris together with her “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” co-stars Xyriel Manabat, Marco Gumabao, Miles Ocampo, Karla Estrada, and Smokey Manoloto; and her “Kris TV”co-hosts Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros.

Meanwhile, more Kapamilya stars will brighten up the Summer Capital of the Philippines as Kapamilya Karavan stops over at Melvin Jones Park on March 2 (Saturday) at 4pm.

The Kapamilya Karavan will be graced by the hottest lead stars of several top-rating ABS-CBN shows including Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee and Xian Lim of “Ina Kapatid Anak;” Angeline Quinto, Paulo Avelino and Sam Milby of “Kahit Konting Pagtingin;” and newest Kapamilya child wonders Julia Base and Larah Sabroso the hit afternoon series “May Isang Pangarap.”

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with ABS-CBN’s brightest stars in this year’s Panagbenga Flower Festival. Witness the ABS-CBN RNG floral float in the 2013 Panagbenga Floral Float Parade this Sunday and the star-studded Kapamilya Karavan on March 2.

The ABS-CBN Regional Network Group is the nationwide TV and radio network of ABS-CBN Corporation.

For more Kapamilya stories and happenings in the regions, log on to www.abs-cbnnews.com, www.choosephils.com, and www.iwantv.com.ph.

“Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” finals night on Feb 24, biggest OPM concert of 2013!

The best Filipino artists will converge at the biggest OPM concert of 2013 via ABS-CBN’s “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” finals night on February 24 (Sunday) at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.


Twelve of the country’s finest performers will be interpreting the 12 new songs in this grand musical showcase. The Kapamilya artists who will be performing live are Yeng Constantino for the song “Alaala”, Aiza Seguerra for “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa”, Toni Gonzaga for “Kahit Na”, Daniel Padilla for “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat”, Angeline Quinto for “One Day”, Bugoy Drilon for “Puwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit”, Jovit Baldivino for “Sana’y Magbalik”, KZ Tandingan for “Scared To Death”,  Erik Santos for “This Song Is For You”, and Juris Fernandez for “Hanggang Wakas”. Two young songwriter-finalists will be the interpreters of their own compositions– Marion Aunor will sing her song “If You Ever Change Your Mind” and Wynn Andrada will perform his creation, “Tamang Panahon.”

Special guests include Bamboo, Zia Quizon, Abra, Young JV, past Himig Handog interpreters Bituin Escalante, Anna Fegi and Mr. Martin Nievera.  Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs will be hosted by Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli, Megan Young and Kim Chiu. The event will be executed under the direction of Mr. Johnny Manahan, with musical director Gerard Salonga together with the ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ticket Prices are at Php 2,499 for the VIP, Php 1,999 for Patron, Lower Box at Php 1,399, Upper Box at Php 999 and Php 400 for the General Admission. For inquiries, please call SM Tickets at 470-22-22 or log on www.smtickets.com.

For more information about “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs,” visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Kim Chiu on Xian Lim’s Valentine date on a yacht: “Hindi ko pa nararanasan ‘yong ganun, may surprise-surprise.”!

Kim Chiu, her family and close friends were in Subic last week when she received a surprise call on Valentine’s Day! from Xian Lim asking her to pass by Subic Yacht Club because he has a photo shoot and they are in the vicinity.

Kim Chiu

And since they are nearby, she gave in and wanted to stay there just for a short while since they wanted to ride a horse with friends. So she tagged along her older sister and a friend. And she got a big surprise when she arrives.

This is what Kim narrated:

“Then, noong pagpunta, may pa-yacht si Kuya! Nagulat naman kami! Kasama ko ‘yong pamangkin ko, ‘yong ate ko, at saka isang kaibigan ko. Ayun, nag-ikot kami for three hours at may pa-design naman siya sa yate.”

She never expected any of it from Xian:

“Siya ang taong full of surprises! Nakakatuwa, kasi panibagong experience for me.”

She said in finality:

“Hindi ko pa nararanasan ‘yong ganun, may surprise-surprise.”

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