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Charice, live at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, May 09

>> Thursday, January 29, 2009

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KC Concepcion, Richard Gutierrez' "When I Met You" -watch full movie trailer and music video

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ABS-CBN Kapamilya offers a fully-loaded February 2009 to look forward to

ABS-CBN Kapamilya’s February is fully loaded with great shows to look forward to

February Valentine presentations:
Your Song: Feb-ibig – every Sunday afternoon
Feb 1
Derek Ramsey, Angelica Panganiban
Feb 8
Gab Valenciano, Rachelle Ann Go, Billy Crawford, Nikki Gil
Feb 15
Christian Bautista, Karylle
Feb 22
Mariel Rodriguez, Zanjoe Marudo

Beginning Februay 2
May Bukas Pa – Primetime Bida,
Albert Martinez, Dina Bonevie, Tonton Gutierrez, Precious Lara Quigaman, Dominic Ochoa, Lito Pimentel, Jaime Fabregas, and child actor, Zaijan Jaramilla to play the role of Santino.

Beginning February 7 - evening
Flash Bomba – a Komiks presentation
Luis Manzano, Roxanne Guinoo, Sid Lucero, Lito Pimentel, Rio Locsin, Nanette Inventor, Alan Paule, at Empoy.

Beginning February 16 – morning
Ruffa & Ai – a daily morning comedy talk show

Beginning February 16 – Primetime Bida
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon – all about showbiz news and talk show
Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino

Beginning February 23
Florinda – the third installment of the Sineserye Presents The Susan Roces Cinema Collection
Maricel Soriano, Jay Manalo, Roxanne Guinoo, Cherry Pie Picache, Nikki Gil, Zanjoe Marudo, at William Martinez.

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Anne Curtis seen kissing a non-showbiz guy, already?

If this was true, this can mean that Anne have quickly moved on. It was just about a month or so when we saw Ann always in tears and hurting over her breakup with Sam. Perhaps, this a way for Ann to forget Sam?

Showbizjuice reports:
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009, 12:50pm
WHO WAS THE GUY ANNE CURTIS WAS KISSING AT FIAMA?
NALOKAH ang mga people who witnessed Anne Curtis kissing a guy. This happened 2 weeks ago sa VIP room ng Fiama. The guy is non-showbiz.
Anne was with friends Raymond Gutierrez, Borgy Manotoc, Ornussa Cadness at anak ni Francis Magalona.
Nabaliw ang mga partygoers sa Fiama sa nakita nilang eksena ni Anne na nakikipaghalikan sa guy sa VIP area ng venue! Naging wild na nga ba si Anne after her break up with Sam?
Well, care naman natin kung makipaghalikan man si Anne with a guy. She’s broken up with Sam and she is very much single, di ba?

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Judy Ann and Ryan'a marriage plans on its way to materialize

Yes, it's a common knowledge that Judy Ann Santon and Ryan Agoncillo have plans to marry and that's the beginning. They are not yet saying when because they are doing it slowly but surely. Their focus right now is the building of their nest. They want everything in place and well prepared because, like Judai have reiterated over and over again, getting married is the easier part, but preparing for the future is the most important part because they believe in marriage and they want their marriage to last forever. But people are very enthusiastic as they really would like to see these two well-loved couple to wed now.

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Watch Wowowee in Dubai, live and free, register now!

Wowowee fans will be able to watch Wowowee in Dubai 2009 sa internet, live and free so register now! Read the full report.

Para sa masugid na tagahanga ng Wowowee, maari ninyong mapanood ang Wowowee Sa Dubai 2009 ngayong Friday, January 30. Libreng-libre at live na live mong masasaksihan sa internet ang masayang pagtatanghal nina Willie Revillame at ng kanyang buong barkada straight from the Middle East sa free simulcast sa TFCnow.

Sa mga gustong mapanood ang special show na ito, mag-register na for FREE sa http://now.abs-cbn.com
at sa 7 pm ng Friday (Manila time, o 4 pm sa UAE), mag-log on sa http://now.abs-cbn.com/ kung saan ipapalabas ang Wowowee Sa Dubai. Saan ka man sa mundo, hindi ka mahuhuli sa mga bonggang production numbers, masayang games, naglalakihang premyo, at surprise celebrity guests sa Wowowee.

Log on to www.ABS-CBN.com and TFCnow for more about Wowowee and other Kapamilya shows.

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Ellen Degeneres invites another pinay YouTube singing sensation, Rin and Rox duo

>> Tuesday, January 27, 2009



Rin and Rox singing "If I Were A Boy"

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Angelina Jolie and brother after winning an Oscar

>> Sunday, January 25, 2009

Remember this?

"I am so in love with my brother right now!" Jolie gushed before smooching him at the Vanity Fair party after her Oscar win for Girl Interrupted in year 2000.

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Is Charice staying in the US for good?

Everyone is asking if Charice will soon move to the US, and her response was that she might live there to fulfill her commitments. Charice is a very smart young girl and very much aware that showbiz life is only temporary. People need to understand - now that Charice is an international figure - that she does need to live in the US if she wants to learn to speak english fluently. It's going to be required of her to be able to connect and interact with the American public in english. Young people her age learns fast. She can become fluent within 6 months to one year.

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Charice explains God's blessings and dispels rumors about mom

Charice was unable to hold her tears when interviewed by Boy Abunda in today's episode of The Buzz about how she's getting so many blessings in just a span of one year.

“Siguro po binibigyan po ako ng blessings ngayon dahil po sa mga pinagdaanan ko noon. Naaalala ko pa po ‘di ako pinapansin ng mga tao. ‘Yun lang ang gusto ko yung sumikat talaga dito. Pero ginagawa ko naman po lahat pero ‘di pa rin ako napapansin. So lahat po ng paghihirap ko noon, sinuklian ako ni God ngayon ng malalaking blessings.”

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Paul McCartney found a new love and have plans to marry

Paul McCartney have found a new love who is equally rich and they are both happy together. Paul already got the approval of his daughter and previous wife Linda's relatives.

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No reconciliation for Vicky Belo and Hayden Kho

>> Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Take care of your self first and love your self the most. You can only love other people once you love your self enough," ito ang aral na natutunan daw ni Dr. Vicki Belo sa natapos na relasyon nila ni Dr. Hayden Kho.



Sa entertainment talk show ng GMA Network na "StarTalk" nitong Sabado, pinabulaanan ni Belo ang naunang mga ulat na nagkabalikan na sila ng gwapong duktor.



">Aminado naman ang duktora na mahal pa rin niya ang binata na sinasabing nagkaroon ng ugnayan kina Katrina Halili at Rufa Mae Quinto habang sila pa.



"Mahal ko pa rin. I still worry about him… I still worry what happens to him. Pero I know what's good for me," pahayag ni Belo.



Ngunit nilinaw ni Belo na mali ang paniwala na tanging si Katrina lang ang dahilan ng pakikipaghiwalay niya kay Hayden.



"Katrina is not the reason... I think the reason is there's no more trust di ba with someone that I'm with. I could have been someone else it just more painful because it's Katrina," paliwanag niya.



Ano naman kaya ang masasabi niya sa pagkakasangkot ni Rufa Mae na naging karelasyon din umano ni Hayden?



"No comment," tugon ng nakangiting si Belo.



E sa umano'y sex video ni Hayden na kasama ang isang sexy star?



"No comment," dagdag uli ng duktora.

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Gerald Anderson's issue with Pauleen Luna

Gerald may have been seen at GMA7 once but not to visit Pauleen Luna as she claims. Gerald have consistently denied visiting Pauleen, even bringing her food at the set, which makes Pauleen unhappy. But one thing that Gerald has never denied from day one is his undying love for Kim. He even said he is willing to wait until Kim is ready. Gerald has every reason to be happy these days: not only that Kim have moved him from being just friends to MU, he is also building his own house, and his career kept rising steadily.




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Jericho Rosales on Karylle: "she's very intelligent"

Echo says that there’s more to Karylle than just a pretty face. “She’s very intelligent. She has wisdom din.

She definitely has a good heart because she helps kids. She also writes. I’ve been to one of her advocacies and I really check why she does what she does, so I think she’s got a good head on her shoulders tapos she still does other things pa so parang wow, what a person. It’s a rare thing to see in show business ‘di ba?” he shares.




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New Beanie Babies dolls named after Obama's daughters, Sasha and Malia

The Ty Inc., maker of 'Beanie Babies' dolls have released their two new creations and are hoping that their new dolls named after Obama's daughters will be another sure hit among young girls of all colors all around the globe. They are naming the two dolls, Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia. The 12-inch plush dolls are part of the company's “TyGirlz Collection,” introduced in 2007. The Sasha doll has pigtails and wears a white and pink dress with hearts. The Malia doll has a side ponytail and a long-sleeve shirt with capri pants. The dolls have "real doll hair" and the suggested retail price is $9.99 which will be introduced in early January. A limited supply has been shipped to retailers, so place your orders now!
Update: Michelle Obama is not happy with this idea and said that using her daughters to sell dolls is inappropriate.

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Why Jennylyn Mercado cried and lashed out at the press

The talk of the town today is about Jennylyn's lashing out at the press during her son's baptism. The family affair was planned to be very private and all her friends were advised to keep it a secret. But to Jennylyn's surprise, a few local paparazzis were present and were taking pictures of the baptism which caused Jennylyn to freak out and begged them to stop and to delete the pictures. So she asked how these people knew. Well, there could be three possibilities how:
- not all her so-called trusted friends can be trusted
- did she ask the church personnel to keep it secret too
- can you keep a secret from the media if you are a public figure?
I think Jennylyn’s wish should have been respected. She may be a public figure but that doesn’t give anyone the license to invade what she’s not sharing publicly. She still has the right to keep the family affair private so indeed, her reaction was expected. But what can she do about it now? Consult a lawyer about how she should handle unauthorized publishing of the photos, if ever.

Here is the full report by Morly Alinio/ABS-CBN:

Nagwawala at nag-iiyak si Jennylyn Mercado noong Sabado, January 24, sa Christ The King Church, Pasig City kaugnay sa binyagan ng kanyang anak na si Jazz. Si Jazz ay ang anak ng aktres sa aktor na si Patrick Garcia."Hindi ko alam kung paano ninyong nalaman ito, Ayoko ng ganito, please maawa na kayo," sabi ni Jennylyn sa press habang umiiyak.

Isang Lihim at sagradong binyagan kasi ang balak ni Jenn para sa anak niyang si Jazz kaya gulat na gulat siya dahil paglabas niya ng simbahan ay may ilang photographers ang nagaabang at palihim na kumukuha ng picture. "Irespeto naman po sana ninyo ang binyagan, Ayoko po ng media at this time dahil hindi naman artista ang aking anak!"sabi uli iyon ng aktres, na personal na nilapitan ang ilang photographer upang kunin ang camera ng mga ito.

Galit na galit na pinabura ni Jenn ang kuha ng ilang photographer at sa malas ay may nakalusot na isa dahil dali-dali itong tumalilis nang nagwala na ang dalaga. "Nakikiusap po ako sa inyo, Parang awa na ninyo gusto kong maging tahimik at maayos ang binyagan ng aking anak," pagmamakaawa pa nito.

Kinalma namin si Jennylyn at sa mismong balikat namin ay nag-iiyak ang dalaga. Para itong batang nagsumbong sa amin. "Lahat ng mga naririto at iba ko pang kaibigan na inimbitahan ko ay alam nila kung ano ang gusto kong mangyari. Bakit ganito," na ang naging sagot lang namin ay ganito "Hayaan mo na Jenn artista ka kasi kaya kahit anong lihim ang gawin mo ay pupuntahan at pupuntahan ka pa rin dahil balita ito."

May kung ilang minutong nag-iiyak sa aming balikat si Jenn habang tigmak ito sa luha na noong mga sandaling iyon ay wala naman kaming dalang tissue kung kaya't ang aming mga palad ang ipinunas namin sa kanyang luha. Walang artistang dumating sa nasabing binyagan maliban sa ilang basketball star at ilang pamunuan ng channel 7,"Sorry po talaga, gusto ko lang talaga kasing maging very private ang binyagan ng anak ko!" pagwawakas ni Jennylyn.

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Britney Spears "Womanizer" music video (Director's Cut)

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Beyonce' "Single Ladies" music video

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"If I Were A Boy" - video sing along with lyrics

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New In Town - Renee Zellweger

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ABS-CBN's Star Cinema reveals its line-up for 2009

>> Friday, January 23, 2009


by Julie Bonifacio|ABS-CBN

Nagdiwang ang buong Star Cinema Productions sa victory party ng Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat dahil sa success nito sa 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival. Dumating ang mga executives ng ABS-CBN at Star Cinema Producitons sa pangunguna ni Gabby Lopez, Charo Santos-Concio, Cory Vidanes at Malou Santos. Nandoon of course ang Box Office Queen at Comedy Concert Queen na si Aiai delas Alas at ng director na si Wenn Deramas. Umattend din ang dating Miss Universe na si Gloria Diaz na kasama sa tatlong magkasunod-sunod na MMFF entry ng Star Cinema na pawang mga top grosser sa festival - ang Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo at sa Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat. Present din ang iba pang artista sa pelikula gaya nina Shaina Magdayo, Carlo Aquino, Jiro Manio at si DJ Durano. Pero nakahabol naman si Serena Darlymple na galing pa ng eskwelahan.

As of yesterday, umabot na sa P197 million ang kinita ng Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat. Tinalo na nito ang box-office record ng Ang Tanging Ina na kumita noon ng P178 million at ang Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo two years ago na naka-P187 million. Tinalbugan na rin ng movie ang kinita ng A Very Special Love na highest grossing film last year na produced din ng Star Cinema. Dahil sa kinita ng Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat labis-labis ang pasasalamat ni MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, na siya ring over-all chairman ng 2008 MMFF, sa Star Cinema Productions sa success ng movie. Dahil sa Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat, ang 2008 MMFF ang may pinakamalaking kinita sa ilang taon na pamamahala ni Chairman Fernando sa annual December festival.

Sa victory party ng Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat, nakausap ng ABS-CBN.com ang Managing Director at ‘think tank’ ng Star Cinema Productions na si Malou Santos. Dito naihayag niya ang future projects ng Star Cinema sa film, TV and recording. Pagkatapos ng unang tambalan nina Piolo Pascual at Angel Locsin sa Love Me Again (Land Down Under) na kasalukuyan pa ring ipinapalabas sa mga sinehan, susunod naman ipalalabas ang post-Valentine presentation ng Star Cinema ang You’ve Changed My Life sa direksyon muli ni Cathy Garcia Molina. Sequel ito sa A Very Special Love na pinagtambalan nina John Lloyd Cruz at Sarah Geronimo. Ang susunod na movie offering ng Star Cinema ay sa buwan ng Abril na, at pagbibidahan ng Diamond Star na si Maricel Soriano, ang “T2” sa direksyon ni Chito Rono.

Magbabalik naman ang Box-Office Queen na si AiAi sa big screen this time makakasama niya sa unang pagkakataon ang nag-iisang Megastar Sharon Cuneta sa direksyon ni Direk Wenn. Ito rin ang magsisilbing Mother’s day presentation ng Star Cinema na tungkol sa dalawang ina. By June, ipapalabas ang ang isang youth-oriented movie na pagbibidahan ng tatlong loveteams ng ABS-CBN na sina Kim Chui-Gerald Anderson, Melissa Ricks-Matt Evans at Maja Salvador-Geoff Eigenmann na pinamagatang Keli-Keli.

Sa month of July naman plano ng Star Cinema ipalabas ang movie na pagsasamahan for the first time nina Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay at Sam Milby, ang And I Love You So sa muling pagbabalik ni Lauren Dyogi bilang movie director. Magiging birthday presentation naman ng aktor na si Aga Muhlach ang unang tambalan nila ni Angel Locsin sa Star Cinema na nakatakdang ipalabas sa buwan ng Agosto. Wala pang title ang movie pero malamang daw ay si Cathy Garcia Molina ang magdi-direk ng proyekto.

By September naman ipapalabas ang inaabangang pagbabalik ng Star For All Seasons at Batangas Governor na si Vilma Santos sa pelikula kasama for the first time ang anak na si Luis Manzano at John Lloyd Cruz. Ito rin ang comeback vehicle ng multi-awarded director na si Olivia Lamazan. Magtatambal muli sa big screen ang box-office tandem ng dating real life sweethearts na sina Kristine Hermosa at Jericho Rosales sa isang movie intended for October release. Makakasama nina Tintin at Echo ang Malaysian actress na si Carmen Soo sa direksyon ni Maryo J. delos Reyes.

Another first na tambalan sa big screen ang ihahatid muli ng Star Cinema Productions sa buwan ng November. This time, matutupad na ang dream ng maraming fans dahil matutuloy na ang first movie nina Piolo Pascual at KC Concepcion. Ang box-office at romantic director na si Cathy Garcia Molina magdi-direk ulit ng movie. And finally, magbabalik ang super bloackbuster team-up nina AiAi at Direk Wenn sa isa na naman natatanging ina na tema ng pelikula na ipapasok ng Star Cinema Productions bilang official entry sa 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Bukod sa mga nabanggit, may plano rin ang Star Cinema na pagsasama-samahin sa isang pelikula sina Angelica Panganiban, Derek at Gabby Concepcion. Tinanong din namin kung kailan papasok ang comeback movie ni ex-President Jospeh Estrada na nauna ng naibalita noon. “Parang nagbago na ang isip niya at this point. At saka kasi mataba siya. Hindi siya nakapagpapayat,” pahayag ng Star Cinema head.

Kapansin-pansin din na sa hanay ng 11 pelikulang nakatakdang ipalabas ng Star Cinema this year, walang nabanggit na movie para sa exclusive actress ng Star Cinema na si Claudine Barretto. “Meron kaming naiisip na project para sa kanya. Ewan lang kung ready na siyang magtrabaho. ‘Di ba ang focus niya ngayon ang pagiging nanay niya?” Naitanong din namin ang tungkol sa movie na gagawin ni Senador Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. with Toni Gonzaga. Kinumpirma ng butihing lady executive na hindi raw ito matutuloy this year.

Samantala, nabanggit din ni Ms. Santos ang mga upcoming drama-series na ipro-produce ng Star Cinema Productions para sa ABS-CBN. Una na ang nababalitang teleserye ni Angel with Sam Milby and Derek na papalitan na ang title mula sa mga lumabas na report. Hindi na raw Buhay Ng Buhay Ko ang title pero ang official theme song daw na gagamitin ay ang kanta ni Willie Revillame, ang Para Sa ‘Yo. “Naghahanap pa kami kung sino ang pwedeng kumanta ng theme song na female singer. Iniisip nga namin si Sarah. Pero kakausapin muna namin si Vic (del Rosario, manager ni Sarah).” Susunod nila ang Lovers in Paris na first team-up nina Piolo at KC na ishu-shoot sa Paris, France. Si FM ‘Eric’ Reyes ang ina-eye nila to direct the show. Pero may mga kailangang ayusin pa raw si Direk Eric sa kanyang papeles para makaalis ng bansa.

Then, mapapanood na si Krylle sa kauna-unahan niyang teleserye sa ABS-CBN na titled Ikaw Lamang bilang kalove triangle nina Jericho at Kristine. At ang ikaapat na teleserye ng Star Cinema Productions ay pagbibidahan ng nagbabalik sa ABS-CBN na si Lorna Tolentino. Makakasama niya rito si Gabby. Pinagpipilian naman between Albert Martinez and John Estrada ang isa pa’ng aktor na kasama sa teleserye ni Lorna. Plus ang tamablan nina Shaina-Rayver at Maja-Geoff.

Last but not the least, magiging busy din ang Star Cinema para sa kanilang music department, ang Star Records. Una nang inilabas this year sa Star Records ang album ng komedyante at TV host na si Pokwang. Susundan ito ng Love Duets album nina Sam at Toni na ire-release next month. Masayang ibinalita rin ng executive na gagawa ulit ng album sa Star Records ang controversial actress na si Gretchen Barretto at ang TV host/ actress na si Kris Aquino. Nag-promise raw kasi si Kris sa kanya na gagawa siya ng album sa Star Records. Wala na rin daw kontrata si Kris sa naunang recording outfit sa last album na ginawa niya. At ang panghuli ay excited and proud na binanggit ng Star Cinema bigwig ang album ng Pinoy Dream Academy first runner-up na si Bugoy Drillon sa Star Records. Number one ngayon sa FM stations ang latest single niya na Muli, remake ng kanta ng yumaong singer na si Rodel Naval.
Indeed, gaya ng mga lumipas na taon and with the projects na naka-line-up nila from movies to recording, inaasahan na ang 2009 ay isa na namang matagumpay na taon para sa Star Cinema Productions. “Kumbaga, bukod sa maganda ang mga movies namin may mga na-create pa kami na movie teams last year na successful sa takilya like John Lloyd-Sarah and KC-Piolo. Practically, it’s a good year,” tapos ng kilalang lady executive.

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Angel Locsin is the week's #2 best rated and # 3 most discussed woman in the world.

>> Thursday, January 22, 2009

Find out why Angel Locsin was chosen the best of the week by Askmen.com.

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Askmen.com's 2009 world's most desirable women


Eva Mendes is #1 world’s most desirable woman according to an online survey. Check out the complete list by AskMen.com.

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Oscars 2009: The Complete List of Nominees

"Benjamin Button" and "Slumdog Millionaire" lead with 13 and 10 nominations, respectively. The awards will be handed out Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is the complete list of nominees:

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST ACTOR
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River , Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
Milk, Dustin Lance Black
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Roth
Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan
The Reader, David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory — Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Alexandre Desplat
Defiance, James Newton Howard
Milk, Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman
WALL-E, Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Down to Earth,'' (WALL-E)
''Jai Ho,'' (Slumdog Millionaire)
''O Saya,'' (Slumdog Millionaire)

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man


[EW.com]

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Luis Manzano on Angel Locsin: ‘The thought of losing her definitely scares me’

>> Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In the recent rumored break up of Luis and Angel, Luis discovered that just the mere thought of losing Angel can be scary for him.

But he was also honest enough to admit that he couldn’t bear to prolong being at odds with the girl he loves with all his heart. “Alam ninyo tatlong araw ako’ng hindi naligo at umiyak ng tuloy-tuloy. But seriously, she’s a very, very big part of my life and the thought of losing her definitely scares me any minute of the day. So the fact na nagkaka-distance kayong dalawa, that would be enough to get you thinking and make you realize and reassess certain priorities. And yes, nangyari right after our vacation in Macau, so kumbaga yun lang yun,” he said in earnest. Did he miss her during their “tampuhan?” “Definitely. Hindi naman pwedeng questionin yun. Kaya katakot-takot na 30 to 40 missed calls ang inabot niya sa akin,” Luis grinned.
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Obama would never have been inaugurated today, if his mother made the wrong choice

Ad is short, simple, and yet very powerful: Will this new CatholicVote ad help Obama's pro-choice followers get the message? Yes, Obama would never have been inaugurated today, if his mother made the wrong choice. Watch video:

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Angel Locsin's lovelife back to "Perfect 10"

Angel is extremely happy now that she has found peace with beau Luis Manzano. She said in an interview here that they only avoided communicating with each other for a day or two at the height of their misunderstanding, but people never stopped speculating about what might have been happening between the two. Both Angel and Luis admitted that genuine concerns of their loved ones helped in the quick recovery of their paining hearts, and their reconciliation made their love for each other even stronger. They vowed to keep their love life even more private and everyone should respect that.

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David Archuleta: "Charice seriously has one of the best voices I've heard in a long time"


David Archuleta admired the voice of the rising Filipino star Charice. He said that she has one of the best voices he has heard in a long time.

David blogs:

“Before I go, I wanted to mention one thing real quick. I was hanging out at my house when my parents called me in to watch a story on Oprah about this girl named Charice. I had seen her on Youtube before and she was at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, but it was amazing to hear her story and her voice!

“She seriously has one of the best voices I’ve heard in a long time, and I had chills the entire time I was watching about her life. So, instead of a song for the day I think you should check her out! It’s more like a person for the day. Ha! Ha!

“She was really inspiring and for those of you who haven’t heard her yet, I think you’re in for a real treat! She sang My Heart Will Go On during her appearance on Oprah, and it’s amazing to see how much passion she has for what she does! I also loved how she talked about how important her mom was to her. I hope you guys enjoy."

[Source: davidarchuletanetwork.ning.com]

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How Charice got chosen to sing at the Obama's pre-inaugural ball

There are so many talents in America, but how did Charice - who is from a third world country - got selected to perform at the recent President Obama's pre-inaugural ball? Automatically, people think it was Oprah and David Foster. But according to Asian Journal:

Businesswoman and philanthropist Loida Lewis was instrumental in the decision to invite Charice to perform. Ms. Lewis and Millie Gurfinkel have both attended various fundraisers for the Democratic Party, and they discussed about the wonder girl that is Charice. Loida then conferred with the gala co-chairs Gloria Caoile and Francey Lim Youngberg for the inclusion of Charice in the program.

"Charice is now an international symbol of not getting adversity get you down. She is the symbol of what Barack Obama says, ‘Yes, I can!’ She rightfully deserves to be here in the biggest gathering of Asian American leaders," Lewis told the Asian Journal.
As usual, Charice performed her best and received another standing ovation from the people in attendance at the ball.

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PEP: Rufa Mae does not want to be No. 2 anymore

>> Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Agree ang bida sa pelikulang Status: Single na si Rufa Mae Quinto na malapit na siyang maging hindi single.

"Feeling ko," sabi niya. "Mag-i-start na talaga na darating sa point na meron na, tapusin lang itong movie."

Ang co-star ba niya sa Status: Single na si Jon Avila na ba yun, lalo't very vocal ang hunky actor na girlfriend-material si Rufa Mae?

"E, kasi dati pa naman, di ba? Ang tagal ko ngang nakipagrelasyon. May kasal-kasal na nga before, di ba? Hindi pa 100 percent na nakita ko na yun kay Jon. Mga 80 percent pa lang. Hoy, family doctors sila, ha! May pinag-aralan sila and everything. At saka business-minded, ha!" saad ni Rufa Mae sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).

Gusto raw magka-girlfriend ni Jon sa March at si Rufa Mae raw yun. Ano ang masasabi ni Rufa Mae rito?

"Ow, talaga? Hindi kami showbiz ni Jon na mag-usap. Pero ang masasabi ko lang ay kung available pa ako that time. Kasi after ng movie ko [Status: Single], bibigyan ko ng chance kung sino yung unang mag-effort. Kung sino yung maramdaman ko na ‘Wow, a! Effort, ha!"

Mukhang marami yata ang pumipila sa kanya?

"Ngayon, dumadami na. Kasi dumadami na yung single, e, di ba? Marami diyan, kabi-break lang. Marami...non-showbiz," saad ng sexy comedienne.

Mahiyain daw si Jon at hindi rin niya sinasabi na balak pala niyang ipakilala si Rufa Mae sa mother niya na magba-balikbayan.

"Ang hirap sa kanya, mahiyain siya, e! Kaya hanggang ngayon, wala pa rin, nandoon pa rin kami sa ganoong stage. Kaya i-push n'yo na kami!" natatawang sabi ni Rufa Mae.

Dagdag niya, "Imbitahin n'yo nga siya sa February 7 show ko sa Zirkoh, Greenhills [along with Richard Poon, Valerie Concepcion, and K Brosas]. Nasa stage kasi kami na hindi madalian, kasi baka magtapos agad. Gusto kasi namin yung slowly, pero talagang yun na yun, e! Di ba?"

Mas may plus factor daw si Jon kesa sa ex-boyfriend na si Bobby Lopez sa buhay ngayon ni Rufa Mae.

"Siyempre, kung nandito na, hindi ba? Ite-text mo lang nandiyan na at saka puwede mo ring dalawin. Kasi nagpupuyat kami sa trabaho, e. Hindi madali, a! Nagme-memorize kami ng linya. Kailangan talaga namin ng hindi pabigat sa buhay kundi kailangan ay inspirasyon. And I'm hoping na mangyayari na yun very, very soon," aniya.

Sawa na ba siya sa pagiging No. 2?

"May mga dumating naman before na No. 1," nakangiting sabi ni Rufa Mae. "Kumbaga, mas priority ko ang career, di ba? Mixed lang lagi. Kumbaga, kung walang work, doon lang ako makikipagkita. Dati, ganoon.

"Oo, marami ang may gusto na maging No. 2 ako sa buhay nila," pag-amin niya.

Sinu-sino sila?

"Ay, huwag na!" bulalas ni Rufa Mae. "Mapapaaway na naman tayo, 2009 na. Palagpasin muna natin ang 2009 para ma-focus na naman ako sa lovelife. Minsan napo-focus ako, bukod sa project, sa pakikipag-battle! Ano na naman ito? Di ba? Gusto ko naman ngayon focus sa sarili ko na walang kaaway. Kung may isyu man ay very positive."

So, tinatanggihan niya talaga ang pagiging No. 2?

"Kasi ang sabi ko, ang hirap, e! At saka nakakahiya. Pare-parehas tayo, kumbaga, iisa ng mundo tayo, e. Ayaw ko namang nakayuko akong naglalakad. Yun lang ang personal kong opinyon for the moment. Hindi ko naman masabi ang buhay," saad ni Rufa Mae.

Sa January 28 na ang showing ng Status: Single. Kasama ni Rufa Mae sa pelikulang ito sina Jon, Alfred Vargas, Rafael Rosell, Mark Bautista, at Paolo Contis. May premiere night din ito sa Cinema 11 sa SM North EDSA sa January 24. - Philippine Entertainment Portal

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Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin's love back to normal

Angel and Luis admitted having a lover's quarrel but also admitted that all is well now between them. Yes, the storm is over for Luis and Angel which is enough reason for their fans to be happy these days. Lots of rumors and speculations came about after Angel was seen crying during her performance with Piolo Pascual in ASAP and part of this is the pressure that she was having while promoting her new movie with Piolo. Both Angel and Luis were known to be professionals, therefore their reconciliation were expected to happen. They know how to talk things out and they know how to laugh at their own mistakes which shows how mature they are.

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Sam Milby denies reconciliation with Ann Curtis

What's the real score? They were seen kissing and very close to each other but Sam denied that he and Ann have reconciled. But in a recent interview with Ann, she admitted that Sam is sending her text messages with hints that he's trying to reconcile with her. So, this tells us that Ann allowed herself to be hugged and kissed by Sam for no reason? Remember how, in the past, Ann and Sam were saying that they were just friends and nothing else. Then all of a sudden, they admitted to their rumored break-up and spoke publicly about it through interviews? Being a public figure, with countless of followers and admirers, they both will find it difficult to hide their love-life from the public, no matter how much they deny again.

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Charice sings at Obama's pre-inaugural ball a success - watch video

>> Monday, January 19, 2009

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The sparkles on Jericho's eyes for Karylle becoming obvious

People are noticing that the sparkles on Jericho's eyes for Karylle is becoming obvious that Jericho is falling for Karylle no matter how much they deny it. Jericho and Karylle are frequently seen together in many different showbiz and non-showbiz events. They do look good together and both deserve to be in love again. Fans are excited about this new development in their love-life and wishes them to be a love team.

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Tayong Dalawa made to be the best of all times - watch full trailer

>> Saturday, January 17, 2009

Showing begins January 19, 2009

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What Jericho thinks of Karylle

>> Friday, January 16, 2009

It’s been quite a while that Jericho has been rumored to have a love interest with Karylle. But mukhang nauudlot dahil inuunahan pa si Jericho ng mga balita at haka-haka. Even Kris mentioned at The Buzz one time that, apparently, Echo even asked a director for permission to court Karylle. Echo, obviously, likes Karylle very much but seems to be taking time to begin the courtship. Could it be because a few more good men have also already expressed their love for Karylle?

Why do these men fall for Karylle? Well, Echo knows why:

For me there is really something about K (Karylle). I think she’s very a beautiful woman. She got a good head on her shoulders. Whenever she’s around may aura siya na very okay. There’s nothing wrong din naman if I court anyone because I’m single. But I will not be courting anyone at the moment. Relax lang muna ako. I’m just being patient. That’s the new me. I’m just waiting for someone [that] God intends for me.”

It only shows that Jericho has a good taste when it comes to women because all of them who were linked to him in the past were all beautiful as in beautiful; Kristine Hermosa, Cindy Korleta, Heart Evangelista, and now Karylle. Karylle is an every inch a woman, an ideal woman. But not even Karylle knows when she’s going to fall in love again. She is still in her healing stage. One thing is for sure though, that the next one will be a one lucky heck of a guy.

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Anne Curtis and Sam Milby together in love again

Every one is happy to hear that Anne and Sam have reconciled. Aren't the closeness and the kisses enough proof? Yes, and that's according to the Diyosa director, Direct Wen Deramas, so it can't be just a rumor. Read full story here.

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Yes, Charice to sing at the Obama's pre-inaugural event

Charice was one of the recipients of the People of the Year 2008 award given by the Philippine Star and People Asia where in she became the center of attention. Charice left for the US to render two songs at the very important and historical pre-inauguration of President elect Obama. The two songs picked for her to sing for the much awaited event – which were perfect for her to show her singing prowess to a higher profile crowd - were God Bless America and One Moment in Time. Charice continue to walk in cloud nine for the sudden international fame she achieved in such a short period of time that she only used to play in her wildest imagination. Think Ellen, Oprah, David Foster and now President-elect Obama and you say, this can’t be real, but it’s real that can only happen to someone as talented as Charice. Thanks to Charice for making Filipinos all around the globe keep their chin-up every time Charice’s music is played or her name mentioned.


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Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano having lover's quarrel

>> Thursday, January 15, 2009

We've seen Angel recently looking sad and teary; and Luis was nowhere to be found in the shows that he's expected to be seen. People were asking "where is Luis?" What caused Angel to cry in ASAP will remain a private matter, but Angel admitted in an interview before the big premiere of her new movie "Love Me Again, Land Down Under" with Piolo, that she and Luis have not spoken. Actions are speaking louder than words between them these days. They need not say anything for us not to know that their hearts are troubled. Hopefully, after the first week of showing, when the Angel-Piolo fever dies down, Angel and Luis will be able to spend time together to sort things out because they do look good together.

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Ploning did not make it to Hollywood's Oscars


Ploning was not successful in its attempt to receive recognition from the most prestigious movie awarding body, the Oscars. The efforts of Ploning and every person behind it, especially Judy Ann Santos, will not go in vain, as I'm sure this is just the beginning now that the door has been opened for other possibilities. Ploning has paved the way for others to test the waters as well, and to focus to outdo the powers of Ploning and be able to create movies that are going to be Oscarworthy. Juday and Ploning group will be coming home sad but not giving up.

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Pasabog: Hayden Kho admitted affair with Rufa Mae Quinto?

>> Saturday, January 10, 2009

We heard so much about how Rufa Mae Quinto was terribly hurt by the rumors claiming she was the other woman Hayden Kho had an affair with which led to the break-up. We saw Rufa Mae with her tears flooding her face to show how she was affected by the "gossips". Pero ano itong nakakalokang revelation dito ni Lolit Solis sa Startalk na Hayden Kho himself admitted to the affair and Lolit claimed Ricky Lo as the witness to the admittance.
Bagaman ang seksi Kapuso star na si Katrina Halili ang kinumpirma sa telebisyon ni Dr. Hayden na nakarelasyon niya habang sila pa ni Dra. Vicky, isiniwalat naman ni Lolit, host ng entertainment TV show na "Startalk" nitong Sabado na inamin mismo ni Dr Hayden na naging karelasyon din nito si Rufa Mae pagkatapos ng ugnayan nila ni Katrina.

now i'm confused!

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The “Perfect 10” lovelife of Angel Locsin

>> Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Angel is known to always play a straight bat every time she’s asked questions and she did it again in last Sunday’s episode of The Buzz where in she toughly faced the Tough Ten Questions. As usual, love life is the favorite question or topic, and Angel, without batting an eyelash, or the usual “hmmmmm” response, quickly said “Perfect 10” which means that she is extremely happy with her lovelife with Luis Manzano. No doubt Luis was watching the show and must be super “kilig” with Angel’s response.

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Pauleen Luna thinks Gerald Anderson is lying and hiding from her?

>> Saturday, January 3, 2009

In her appearance in Showbiz Central, once again, Pauleen was asked about her past relationship with Gerald Anderson and her involvement with Kim-Gerald love team. She said that she has been telling the truth all along, that Gerald did bring her food at the set of Eat Bulaga and even witnessed by some people. She’s not happy that Gerald keeps denying what he’s done but admitted that – although she has not met Kim – she and Kim were okay. She also mentioned that during the recent Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars, she noticed that Gerald was hiding. Pauleen admitted that she was hurt by Gerald’s denial but not expecting Gerald to do anything about it. The fact that she knows she’s the one telling the truth is enough for her.

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Jake Cuenca talks about relationship with Roxanne Ginoo

The actor explained that he cherished every moment that he spent with Roxanne and although their relationship did not end well, they both learned a lot from it. “I was really blessed to have spent that much time with Roxanne. Out of everything [that happened], I still cherish everything we all went through. Marami rin kaming natutunan from all the experiences.”

Jake and Roxanne recently reunited onscreen for the 2009 opener episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. Jake said that working with Roxanne was a breeze because she was very professional. “Matagal na kaming hindi nagkakatrabaho ni Roxanne. Hands down. The best person I’ve ever worked with is Roxanne. Siyempre sabay kaming natuto, eh. I’m excited to work with her. Mula nang Palos at Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?, the best time I’ve spent was with her. The best moment naman on the set was with her. She knows me so well eh, and I know her well. To act with someone like Roxanne is a pleasure.” [Bernie Franco|Showbuzz]

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John Travolta's 16-year-old son dies in Bahamas

>> Friday, January 2, 2009

NASSAU, Bahamas – John Travolta's teenage son, Jett, died in the Bahamas after falling ill and hitting his head at his family's vacation home, police said Friday. A house caretaker found Jett, 16, unconscious in a bathroom late Friday morning. He was taken by ambulance to a Freeport hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a statement from chief police superintendent Basil Rahming.

The teenager had last been seen going into the bathroom on Thursday and had a history of seizures, according to the statement. Police said they are planning an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Another police spokeswoman, Loretta Mackey, said Jett apparently hit his head on the bathtub.

A spokeswoman for Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport said she could not release any information because of privacy concerns.

Jett was the oldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, who also have an 8-year-old daughter. The family arrived on a private plane Tuesday and had been vacationing at their home in the Old Bahama Bay resort community.

"The Travolta family has become like family to us at Old Bahama Bay and we extend our deepest sympathies to them," said Robert Gidel, president of Ginn Resorts, the property's owner. [JUAN McCARTNEY, Associated Press Writer]

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Pangandamans positions: is it the power to serve or to abuse?

The Pangandamans case is not the first to ever happen in the Philippines, but I pray it to be the last. We vote or appoint people to serve us and not maul us. Politics is, and has been, for the longest time, the stepping stone to “power and riches". So, how in the world will the Pangandamans going to justify this abuse of power? Why didn't they use peace instead of fist. They (Pangandamans) could if they only would because they have the power and the bodyguards, remember? How many bodyguards did they have, and who were paying them? Was it from the tax payers like the defenseless 56-year-old dad and his 14-year-old son? Just wanted to know, and I'm following this up because I really want to see justice served so that, hopefully, this will bring the opening for the change to make our country a better place to live, for everybody.

Read the complete story here and here. Watch the news video here.

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Top 10 Searches for 2008

Stargasbord: Top 10 Searches for 2008:

#10 American Idol
#9 Angelina Jolie
#8 Lindsay Lohan
#7 Naruto
#6 Jessica Alba
#5 RuneScape
#4 Miley Cyrus
#3 Barack Obama
#2 WWE
#1 Britney Spears

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Sarah Geronimo's new year's resolution

>> Thursday, January 1, 2009

Contrary to Kris' comment at The Buzz about Marian being the biggest or hottest star, well, Sarah is not only the hottest but also the most well liked and well loved star today. But just like everybody else, Sarah also has a new years resolution for 2009?

“Gusto ko magpapayat. Kasi ang lakas lakas ko tumaba tapos ang bilis ko rin pumayat. Like nung concert ko sobrang taba ko, pero sindaya ko yun kasi ang haba nung concert.”

Sarah thinks she looked chubby at her recent concert. I think not. She looked alright to me. Sarah is one singer-actress that I admire so much: her simplicity, humility, and pleasant ways are truly admirable, and she earned my respect just like her millions of fans and admirers.

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