Friday, October 30, 2009

Typhoon "Santi" storm signals alert

Typhoon "Santi" storm signals alert. The weather forecast said that under signal no. 2 over Metro Manila and 17 provinces in Central and Southern Luzon, Bicol region as typhoon “Santi” continues to zoom in on the Aurora-Quezon area.

According to PAGASA report the storm signal no. 3 was raised over Polilio Islands: Metro Manila, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes have been placed under Storm Signal No. 2.

The Department of Education has already suspended classes in the elementary and high school levels in public and private schools in Metro Manila in light of the storm alert.

Meanwhile, Storm Signal No. 1 was declared over Isabela, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, La Union, Pangasinan, Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro and the Calamian group of islands, the Pagasa update said.

The weather bureau forecast “Santi” to make landfall in Aurora and northern Quezon sometime today. The typhoon is expected to cross Central Luzon tomorrow and would affect provinces of Central and Northern Luzon.

“Residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes under signals #3, #2 and #1 are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against flashfloods and landslides,” Pagasa said.

The weather bureau also warned those living along coastal areas to watch out for storm surges and big waves generated by the typhoon

“Santi” is expected to leave the country on Sunday in the area of Zambales, Pagasa added.

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Jennylyn Mercado on FHM Philippines cover November 2009 issue

Jennylyn Mercado on FHM Philippines cover November 2009 issue. Jennylyn Mercado posed in men's magazine, FHM Philippines November 2009 issue. She posed in a sexy bikini on the cover in second time around. She can be seen on GMA 7 afternoon soap "Ikaw Sana".

FHM Philippines magazine is available in all leading news stand nationwide. Grab you copy now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Filed against Claudine Barretto dismissed

Filed against Claudine Barretto dismissed. Former aide Nancy Cruz, filed against actress Claudine Barretto in 2008, the Quezon City prosecutor's office was dismissed the complaint.

Cruz accused Barretto of not reporting her employment to the Social Security System (SSS). She also alleged that Barretto did not give her financial aid during her pregnancy.

Barretto had denied the charge. The actress said it was Cruz who initially did not want to be registered with the SSS, only to inform her later that she (Cruz) had already enrolled with a P2,500 monthly contribution.

In a resolution, assistant city prosecutor Leonardo Raul Gonzales junked the complaint filed by Cruz for "lack of probable cause."

The assistant city prosecutor pointed out that Cruz's complaint was not referred to the SSS, which could have verified if Barretto did or did not comply with the Social Security Act.

Just recently, the actress figured in another controversy when she signed up for a two-film contract with Viva Films.

For so long, Barretto had worked with Star Cinema, ABS-CBN's film outfit.

According to the actress, the move was meant to express her desire "for freedom." "It's time I take some risks," she said.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mar Roxas & Korina Sanchez Wedding (w/ video and photos)

Mar Roxas & Korina Sanchez Wedding (w/ video and photos). In Manila, Philippines, Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II and broadcaster Korina Sanchez on Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2009) afternoon exchanged "I do's" at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City. The ceremony started at 4 p.m. Tuesday as thousands of guests and well-wishers arrived to witness the union.

Crowds outside the church cheered and shouted "Korina!" as Sanchez, wearing a Filipiniana gown, stepped out of the bridal car. A white sheet held up by several ushers prevented people from seeing Sanchez until the start of her bridal march.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers sang “Ave Maria” as the entourage marched toward the altar.

As she was walking down the aisle with his brother, Sanchez shed tears of joy while Ray An Fuentes' “Umagang Kay Ganda” was being played in the background. Roxas, who was waiting at the altar, was also seen wiping away tears.

In his homily, Fr. Tito Caluag reminded the couple to love and serve one another throughout their married lives. "I believe that giving one's self to love brings blessing to one's self and to society," he said.

Wedding vows

In his wedding vow, Roxas described his bride as "God's precious gift."

"Korina, I take you as God's precious gift. I love you as you are. You are precious to me. I am happy we are together and truly thank you for taking me and putting up with me. I give myself to you as your best friend, to applaud when you succeed and encourage when you stumble. I offer myself to you as your husband in respect and in trust. Today I take you to be my wife. I promise to be with you and be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life," he said.

In turn, Korina said Roxas was the fulfillment of everything she ever wanted in a husband.

"Minamahal kong Mar, matagal ang panahong lumipas na tayo ay nagsarili ng landas at naghintay ng pagkakataong ito. Tayo ngayon ay pinagpala ng tadhana at ng Panginoon na mahanap ang isa't isa. Totoo pala na ang pangarap ay nagaganap.

"Ikaw ang katuparan ng lahat ng aking hinintay at minimithi ng aking puso na maging kasama, karamay, kaibigan at kakampi. Ikaw ang aking pinili upang alayan ng lahat ng iyong kakailanganin sa isang kasama at katabi sa buhay sa abot ng aking makakaya. Dumaan man ang unos, mga pagsubok, ang sakit, ang kabiguan, ako ay mananatiling dikit sa iyong dibdib kahawak ng mahigpit ng iyong mga kamay. Ngunit sabay din tayong lalakbay sa landas na itinahak ng Panginoon sa atin. Magkasama tayong ngingiti, tatawa, hahalakhak sa malaki man na tagumpay at sa pinakamababaw na biro.

"Mar, ang pangako ko sa iyo, saksi ang aking mga yumaong magulang na si Celia at Ramon, katuwang ng aking buong pamilya at lahat ng nagmamahal sa ating dalawa, basbas ng langit ang aking pagmamahal sa iyo at kasama ng Panginoon kahapon, ngayon at bukas, ako'y iyong-iyo."

Who's who

A veritable who’s who of the Philippine society attended the wedding ceremony. Political and show business personalities as well as representatives from various political organizations and non-government organizations have been invited to the event.

Among those spotted at the church were Randy David, Rey Langit, Pitoy Moreno, Paeng Nepomuceno, Vehnee Saturno, Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, Secretary Ronnie Puno of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Basil Valdez, Wilson Tieng of Solar Films, ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, former Senator Letty Ramos Shahani,Ralph Recto, Lily Monteverde, Teodoro Locsin, former President Joseph Estrada, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri and his wife; US Ambassador Kristie Anne Kenney;

Broadcasters Bernadette Sembrano, Ina Reformina, Willard Cheng, Alex Santos, Ted Failon, Joey Villarama, Julius and Christine Babao, and Doris Bigornia, former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, former Senate President Franklin Drilon, Congressmen Teofisto Guingona III, Antonio Cuenco and Neptali Gonzales, Lopez family patriarch Oscar Lopez. Fernando Zobel, Rizal Gov. Casimiro Ynares III and wife;

Jacqui Aquino, Maurice Arcache, Viel Aquino, Joselito Payumo, Joey Lina, Lauren Dyogi, Greggy Araneta and wife Irene Marcos-Araneta, Cesar Purisima, Karina David, Renato Constantino, Sister Mary John Mananzan, former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, Fr. Tito Caluag and Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada.

White roses and sampaguita, Sanchez's favorite flowers, adorned the church. Sponsors and guests wore Filipiniana attires.

Fans and supporters of the couple also gathered in church ground to get a glimpse of the bride and groom.

The principal sponsors are Chief Justice Reynato Puno, former Senate President Jovito Salonga, Eugenio Lopez III, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, Jorge Araneta, Ms. Rosa Rosal, Helen Costales, Ruby Roxas, Cecilia Lazaro, and Maria Fores.

Roxas’ 16-year old son, Paolo Zaldarriaga, stood as the senator’s best man, while Dang Cecilio-Palance was the matron of honor.

The ring bearer is Kris Aquino’s son, James Yap Jr., while Miguel Sanchez and Matthew Garcia are the coin and Bible bearers.

In their earlier interviews on radio dzMM, both Sanchez and Roxas could not contain their excitement. "Hindi na yata mapipigilan ito," Sanchez said.

"Parang bungee jumping. Para siyang isang malalim na malalim na talon tapos hindi mo talaga matitiyak kung ano ang kala-landingan mo. Pero dahil mahigpit ang pagkakatali sa iyong binti ng lubid ng pagmamahal, alam mong ligtas ka na la-landing…. it's really a very exciting adventure," Sanchez added.

The senator, for his part, said he felt both tense and excited after waking up on Tuesday, knowing that he would be a married man at the end of the day.

"Ang unang agenda sa abot kaya ng panahon at tuhod ko ay magkaroon ng mga anak...Ang sarap isipin na sana may mga chikiting kami at nakaupo kami sa sofa. Nai-imagine ko ‘yong Sunday lunch na magkasama kami at mga anak namin at mga apo sana. Komportableng-komportable ‘yong imahe sa puso ko at sa kaisipan ko. Kaya dumating na 'This is it!'" he said.

There will be no grand reception after the ceremony. The senator from Capiz and the veteran broadcast anchor decided to donate the money to 6 charity organizations providing assistance to victims of typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng.”

After the ceremony, the couple is set to meet with their guests in the courtyard where food and refreshments will be served.

Reports said more than 200 police have been deployed in the area to maintain peace and order.

Sources: Reyma Buan-Deveza and Boy Villasanta, abs-cbnNEWS and ANC
Image Courtesy of abs-cbnNEWS

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Paolo Contis and Lian Paz pregnancy

Paolo Contis and Lian Paz pregnancy. Actor Paolo Contis has finally confessed on showbiz-oriented TV show, ''Startalk,'' that his girlfriend, former EB Babe Lian Paz is, indeed, four months pregnant.

'Wala naman kaming balak na itago,'' said Paolo, refuting write-ups that he allegedly refuses to take responsibility of the baby.

Lian said she is having difficulty with the first trimester of her pregnancy because of her ovarian cyst.

''Medyo nahirapan akong mag-buntis, [tapos] mababa 'yung progesterone ko so kailangan ko ng pampakapit,'' said she.

Paolo added that his mother already knows about Lian's condition.

''Ang mommy ko quiet lang 'yun. Of course it would take time [bago niya matanggap]. Matagal na hindi sila nagkausap, tapos maraming nang-iintriga...

''But I was there [nung magkita sila]. I'm very, very happy,'' he related.

The couple will know whether their baby is boy or girl within two weeks. Lian said either gender is okay. ''Basta healthy 'yung baby.''

Nancy Castiglione's message for Paolo and Lian

Nancy Castiglione congratulated ex-boyfriend Paolo Contis and girlfriend Lian Paz for their baby. She also gave the two an advice.

''Be patient with each other and make sure you instill faith in your baby,'' said she.

Earlier this year, Nancy herself gave birth to twin boys, Mateo and Joaquin.

Sources: Manila Bulletin

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Manny Pacquiao VS Miguel Cotto Live Fight

Manny Pacquiao VS Miguel Cotto Live Fight. Watch the fight of Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto for World Welterweight Championship. . . . on November 14, 2009 (Saturday) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas . . . Live on Pay-Per-View. . . . . Don't miss it . . . . .

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Watch John & Edward X Factor performance "Oops I Did It Again"

Watch John & Edward X Factor performance "Oops I Did It Again". Identical twins John & Edward, the controversial contestants on Britain's X Factor whose polarizing performances are causing fistfights to break out at pub viewing parties across the United Kingdom.

John & Edward have generated English outrage ever since they shockingly advanced to Bootcamp Week over arguably much more gifted, if much less fascinating, vocalists. For TV series visit FILIPINO TV CHANNEL

Watch John & Edward X Factor performance "Oops I Did It Again":

If X Factor is about fun then the twins are the winners! The X Factor's MOST famous associate, Simon Cowell, it's hard to say whether or not he's a fan of the "double divas from Dublin." Yes, Simon did declare their Saturday night Britney routine "THE WORST LIVE PERFORMANCE" he'd ever seen in the entire history of The X Factor, and likened it to something out of The Exorcist. (The X-orcist Factor? That has a nice ring to it; I predict/pray for a John & Edward spinoff show) But he also said the twins' fun and fearless performance had made him like them more (they'd had "likability issues" on past episodes, due to their constant sassing back to the judges). And coming from Simon, that is high praise indeed.

Shakira Disguise like a boy to take history class at UCLA

Shakira Disguise like a boy to take history class at UCLA. Shakira, the Columbian-bred international pop star revealed her successful game plan. Shakira take a summer history class at UCLA by disguising look like a boy and using of her middle names Isabel.

"I used to wear a cap and a big backpack," Shakira explained. "I looked like a boy. I didn't get recognized."

When onlookers got suspicious and inquired whether or not she was the "Hips Don't Lie" singer, she told them that her name was Isabel, which is actually one of her middle names.

Her simple plan worked. Professor Robert Cleve, who taught the Introduction to Western Civilization: Ancient Civilizations from Prehistory to Circa A.D. 843 class, had no idea "Isabel" was actually a pop star.

"She told me she was visiting from Colombia and that she was just doing this for her own enlightenment and enjoyment," Cleve told the Associated Press in 2007. "She looked like just an ordinary student. She wasn't flamboyant...she didn't act like a big celebrity or anything."

The singer, whose song "She Wolf" is No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, sat near the front of the class and regularly stayed afterwards to ask questions, Cleve added. "I was really impressed with how intelligent she was," he said.

Shakira decided to take the class after wrapping the tour for her album, "Oral Fixation."

When most celebs need a break from the business, they typically take a real vacation. They travel to a remote destination, relax, and clear their minds.

But Shakira said challenging her mind instead was the ideal getaway after the tour.

"It was such a long tour, I needed a break from me," Shakira told The Guardian. "The universe is so broad, I cannot be at the center of it. So I decided to go to the university and study history for a summer course, just to kind of switch gears, taste the student life."

Shakira has been known to spend her spare time studying, and learning about the countries she visits, her manager Fifi Kurzman told The Associated Press.

While Shakira did not attend the last few classes, she told The Guardian that she enjoyed the experience. "I would go to the university over and over again if I could," Shakira said.

"Starstrukk" by Katty Perry music video preview

"Starstrukk" by Katty Perry music video preview. Watch 30H!3's “Starstrukk” music video featuring Katy Perry. Music video will premiere on October 26, 2009 (Monday) on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, MTV Hits and at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum's Rose Garden in Exposition Park on September 21.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Special non-working holidays for November

Special non-working holidays for November. In Manila Philippines, President Arroyo declared non-working holidays for November.

Special non-working HOLIDAYS:

November 1 - All Saints' Day

November 2 - All Souls' Day

November 27 & 28 - Eid'l Adha

Regular non-working holiday: November 30 - Bonifacio Day

For more info CLICK HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rihanna wear Barbed Wire Outfit in Russian Roulette music video (w/ Lyrics).

Rihanna wear Barbed Wire Outfit in Russian Roulette music video (w/ Lyrics). Rihanna announces the completion of her fourth original studio album, Rated R, out Monday, November 23rd.

Rated R’s first single is called Russian Roulette and the Anthony Mandler-directed video will premiere on ABC primetime. The song was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo.

Russian Roulette Lyrics

Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go

[Chorus --]
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he’s here means he’s never lost


As my life flashes before my eyes
I’m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won’t get the chance to say goodbye
But it’s too late too pick up the value of my life


Stairway to Heaven GMA-7 TV Series Episode 5

Stairway to Heaven GMA-7 TV Series Episode 5. GMA-7 Stairway to Heaven TV series, remaking a well-loved Koreanovela that redefines the genre of classic dramas; a beautiful and timeless tale of undying love between two people.

The story opens with two childhood friends, Cholo and Jodi, who profess their love for each other. But like all love stories, theirs has some problems to face: Eunice, Jodi's stepsister, who wants everything that is Jodi's, and Cholo's eventual departure to study abroad. Still, the two make a promise to wait for each other. For TV series visit FILIPINO TV CHANNEL

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Signs of a Facebook addict

Signs of a Facebook addict. Psychologists prove that the "facebook users" has a new kind of addiction called Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD). FAD could be classified under the more broad "internet addiction disorder" or internet overuse.

Joanna Lipari, a clinical psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles who was interviewed for a CNN report, here are some signs that you are addicted to Facebook:

1. You lose sleep over Facebook. When using Facebook becomes a compulsion and you spend entire nights logged on to the site, causing you to become tired the next day.

2. You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook. Lipari said it is difficult to define how much is too much when it comes to Facebook usage, but that an average person need only spend half an hour on the site.

3. You become obsessed with old loves or exes you reconnect with on Facebook.

4. You ignore work in favor of Facebook. This means you do not do your job in order to sneak time on Facebook.

5. The thought of getting off Facebook leaves you in cold sweat. If you try going a day without Facebook and it causes you stress and anxiety, this means you need help.

According to Elizabeth Cohen, Senior CNN Medical Correspondent, Facebook addiction is not yet an actual medical diagnosis.

Facebook fun

Facebook, launched by the world's youngest billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has over 300 million users worldwide, half of whom log on to the site every day.

Further, about 2 billion photos and 14 million videos are uploaded on various Facebook pages a month and about 6 billion minutes are spent on Facebook a day, worldwide.

Willis Wee, founder of the social media and marketing blog, this is twice as much time that people spend on Google.

The global social networking website allows users to post and share content (like photos, links, videos, and notes), play casual games and applications, and interact with friends and family through messaging and chat.

Sources: abs-cbnNEWS. With reports from

Sunday, October 18, 2009

57th FAMAS Special Awardees

57th FAMAS Special Awardees. Headed by president of FAMAS board of directors, Angelo "Eloy" Padua, chosen the following personages, for their outstanding contribution to the Philippine movie industry:

Carlo J. Caparas and Donna Villa who will receive the Presidential Award for contributing exceptional talent in comics writing and movie directing, and producing, respectively;

Alice H. Reyes is this year's Atty. Flavio Macaso Memorial Awardee for her utmost loyalty and service to the academy. The award is given in honor of the first FAMAS president. Ms. Reyes has been a member of this long-running award-giving body since the '70s.

Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. will receive the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award for his outstanding performance in the action genre intensified by his over-flowing charisma, great physique and loyal following that made him a great icon just like the late movie king.

Junne Quintanna will receive the Dr. Jose R. Perez Memorial Award. Quintana who started his writing career in the early '70s is also a talent manager, publicist of celebrities, public relations officer of movie outfits and recording companies for which he demonstrated great mastery and professionalism. Quintana is a graduate of Journalism and Communication Arts from the University of Sto. Tomas.

Ms. Delia Razon, a veteran actress of note, is the Lifetime Achievement Awardee for having contributed her acting prowess to the movie industry throughout the years. Ms. Razon is the "Lady of the Costumed Pictures" during her prime as an LVN Pictures contract artist.

Ms. Gloria Romero, for her durability as a movie personality, prompted the FAMAS board of directors to unanimously choose her to be the recipient of this once in a lifetime award, the Huwarang Bituin, which is only given to select artisans who serve as role models among movie celebrities.

Sarah Geronimo is the Golden Artist Awardee. The talented song artist was chosen for this special award because of the many recognition she has earned for artistic excellence both as singer and actress.

Gov. Vilma Santos of Batangas Province will receive the Exemplary Achievement Award for her unparalleled accomplishment both in the movie and TV industries as well as in public service.

Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal are the recipients of the German Moreno Achievement Award. They were chosen by the Master Showman German Moreno himself for their popularity and success as young artists.

FAMAS will also award two Special Citations during its 57th Gabi ng Parangal which will be held Sunday night at the Pagcor Grand Theatre in Paranaque.

The recipients are:

Coun. Ariel Enrile Inton, Jr. who is being recognized for authoring an ordinance in Quezon City titled "Zero % Amusement Tax," abolishing the taxes levied on local movies shown in the city. Councilor Inton is also very supportive to the objectives of Mowelfund that has more than 10,000 beneficiaries, mostly small movie workers, in its fold.

Corazon Pastrana is being cited for promoting Filipino movies in particular and Philippine culture in general in Los Angeles, California. She founded the Cinema Indio Film Festival seven years ago that exhibits highly artistic films from the Philippines. Ms. Pastrana is a showbiz writer and has been a member of the FAMAS long before her migration to the United States.

The late Roland Dantes who recently passed away is posthumously recognized for his achievements by propagating the only Filipino martial arts, Arnis, throughout the world via the motion pictures both in the country and in Hollywood where he pitted talents with international thespians. This particular sport is currently a craze in European countries especially in Russia.

Sources: newsyahoo

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Valerie Concepcion: Covers FHM Magazine October 2009 issue

Valerie Concepcion: Covers FHM Magazine October 2009 issue. Valerie Concepcion is on the cover of FHM Magazine October 2009 issue. She host of noontime show Wowowee.

Many had predicted that her career would fizzle out after her unexpected pregnancy at age sixteen. Valerie, appears on the cover of FHM for the second time this October, has proven everyone wrong. She was able to bounce back and what critics thought would destroy her career ended up being the fuel she needed to accelerate her life to full speed.

It wasn't easy to bounce back into showbiz after her pregnancy. Valerie is thankful that Wowowee came along. But, although hosting may have paved the way for a new career, she admits that acting, her first love, has undeniably taken a backseat.

"For the longest time nagho-host ako kaya ang feeling ko, nakalimutan ko nang umarte," she tells FHM.

Val got the opportunity of a lifetime when she bagged a starring role in an afternoon soap, but the project was shelved, "I'm sad about it but I'm not dwelling on it, maybe it was not meant for me."

The soap may not have been meant for her, but perhaps Mr. Right is just waiting in the wings. Valerie who charms millions of viewers daily also seems to attract athletes and musicians in the dating scene.

"Parang feeling ko, sa showbiz, ang malapit sa world mo, bands," Valerie says, revealing that she has a crush on singer Richard Poon. "Dahil ba single mom ako I can't have crushes anymore?" she points out, "I don't care what other people say as long as I know I'm not doing anything wrong."

Valerie reveals more skin and exudes way more confidence in her second appearance on FHM compared to her first back in 2006. She is such a hot momma that FHM staff jokes she could still grace their cover once her daughter Fiona turns 18. Would she be open to a mother-daughter cover? She laughs and says, "Naku, malayo pa yun, hindi ko pa iniisip na tatanda na siya... Now I'm just enjoying her as a child."

The October issue of FHM featuring Valerie Concepcion on the cover is now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide at only P125 per copy.

Sources: FHM/newsyahoo

Thursday, October 15, 2009

People magazine revealed new photo of Jaycee Dugard

People magazine revealed new photo of Jaycee Dugard. People magazine revealed new cover featuring a photograph of a beaming Jaycee Dugard. The image of the 29-year-old Dugard is the first to be released to the public since she was freed after spending the past 18 years in captivity and reunited with her family. A quote from Dugard accompanies the cover photo that says simply, "I'm so happy to be back with my family."

People magazine about her abduction, the years she spent imprisoned inside of a hidden encampment of tents and sheds, and the struggles she and her children, Angel, 15, and Starlet, 11, are having as they adjust to a normal life.

Baby Cory's dance "Single Ladies" by Beyonce music video

Baby Cory's dance "Single Ladies" by Beyonce music video. Watch Cory's dancing "Single Ladies" by Beyonce music videos has made headlines on the web.

Cory was born on November 11th 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand. This video was shot at his grandmother’s home when he was just 13 months old at that stage he wasn’t even walking, just pulling himself up on furniture. The TV was tuned to NZ music channel C4 at the time, and when Cory noticed Beyonce’s music video “Single Ladies” he crawled over and began to dance! It was such a crack up, and luckily dad Chester had a video camera handy and got the whole thing on tape. Cory loves all kinds of music, from classical to hip hop, and continues to dance regularly. You can hear Chester holding back the laughter in the background!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Stephen Gately's Death

Stephen Gately's Death. On 10 October 2009 Gately's body was discovered in apartment which he owned with Cowles near Port d' Andratx on the western tip of Majorca in Spain. Spanish police were alerted at 1:45 pm. The cause of death has yet to be determined, although it was reported that he had "gone out for drinks, returned to his accommodation and fallen asleep, but never woke up." He was found squatting in an awkward way on a sofa, dressed in his pyjamas.

Police said they had no reason to believe the death was related to abuse of substances such as drugs or alcohol and no suicide note or signs of violence were located on the corpse. The Gately family have enlisted celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean as their official spokesperson; Kean ruled out foul play and suicide, describing it as "just a tragic accident".

Fans responded with messages of sympathy on the social networking website Facebook. Boyzone manager Louis Walsh is quoted as saying: "We're all absolutely devastated. I'm in complete shock. I was only with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We don't know much about what's happened yet. I only heard after The X Factor [UK television talent show on which Walsh is a judge] and we will rally around each other this week. He was a great man." Walsh dropped out of the 11 October 2009 live televised results episode of The X Factor as a direct result of Gately's death. Simon Cowell addressed the issue at the start of the programme.

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: "It's so sad. Boyzone and Stephen, they've all been part of Irish life and far wider than that, the last 15 years, and so successful, so it's a huge, huge tragedy. He was 33 years of age, 15 years at the top, a fine musician, it's just a huge tragedy to Irish entertainment, Irish music and further afield as well".

Minester for Arts, Sport and Tourism Martin Cullen paid tribute: "Stephen Gately was a gifted young man with a talent for singing which brought him tremendous success as a member of Boyzone and also as a West End star. There was a joy about his music making, and his death at such a young age is both a personal and professional loss".

Andrew Lloyd Webber said it is "a great loss to the musical world". Elton John said he and his partner David Furnish were "stunned" when they heard the news. Katherine Jenkins twittered of "memories 2 cherish" from a night out in the weeks leading up to his death. Stephen Fry described Gately's demise as "a dreadful shock". "This was not supposed to happen. This was not in the script", said music historian Paul Gambaccine.

Gately's bandmates flew out to Majorca on 11 October 2009. Louis Walsh is expected to join them soon. The surviving members of Boyzone, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch issued a joint statement:

We are completely devastated by the loss of our friend and brother, Stephen. We have shared such wonderful times together over the years and were all looking forward to sharing many more. Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world. Our love and sympathy go out to Andrew and Stephen's family. We love you and will miss you forever, 'Steo'.

An investigation into the circumstances of Gately's death is underway, with police concentrating on a night out he had with Cowles and searching for a missing Bulgarian man.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Taylor Swift new Music Video "Fifteen" has been released

Taylor Swift new Music Video "Fifteen" has been released. The world premiere of Taylor Swift's brand new music video, "Fifteen". It features her real-life best friend Abigail Anderson.

The song is the fourth single from her 2008 album Fearless.

Taylor has said, “‘Fifteen’ talks about how my best friend, Abigail, got her heart broken when we were in ninth grade and singing about that absolutely gets me every time.”

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Marian Rivera covergirl of Statement Magazine September-October 2009 issue

Marian Rivera covergirl of Statement Magazine September-October 2009 issue. On the cover of Statement Magazine September-October 2009 issue, the GMA-7 Darna star Marian Rivera.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

AskMen.Com Top 49 Most Influential Men 2009

AskMen.Com Top 49 Most Influential Men 2009. The online poll listed in the roster of most influential/powerful by prestigious magazines TIME and Forbes, is in the esteemed company of the Who’s Who in politics, entertainment, technology and sports in the AskMen.Com Top 49 ranking.

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino ring icon made it to another list of powerful men from around the world, this time in’s Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009.

*List of AskMen.Com Top 49 Most Influential Men 2009

1. Don Draper - (91.1) The fictional character of the TV series “Mad Men"

2. Usain Bolt - (89.9) The world’s fastest man

3. Barack Obama - (89.8) The most powerful man in the planet

4. Mark Zuckerberg - (88.2) The founder, CEO and president of Facebook

5. Simon Cowell - (88) American Idol’s

6. Michael Jackson -(87.6) Pop King Michael Jackson

7. Steve Jobs - (87.4) Apple CEO

8. Roger Federer - (87.3) Tennis star

9. Peyton Manning - (86.7) NFL MVP

10. Dana White - (86.3) UFC boss

11. Jay-Z - (86.2) Rap mogul

12. Tom Ford - fashion biggie Tom Ford (86)

13. Jon Stewart - (85.9) Comedy Central host

14. Jack Dorsey - (85.6) Twitter creator

15. Quentin Tarantino - (85.5) director

16. Conan O'Brien - (85.3) host

17. Ashton Kutcher - (84.6) actor

18. Gary Vaynerchuk - (84) wine guru

19. Ryan Seacrest - (83.8) American Idol host

20. George Clooney - (83.6)

21. Brad Pitt - (83.1)

22. Lionel Messi - (82.7) football star

23. Chesley Sullenberger - (82.4) hero pilot

24. Manny Pacquiao - (82.1) IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight champion, first Asian boxer to win five world titles in five different weight divisions

25. Mark Ronson

26. Kanye West

27. Seth MacFarlane

28. Cristiano Ronaldo

29. Harvey Levin

30. Tiger Woods

31. Shepard Smith

32. Hugh Jackman

33. Kobe Bryant

34. Sidney Crosby

35. Andy Roddick

36. Georges St. Pierre

37. Chris Martin

38. Bear Grylls

39. James Cameron

40. Jeff Bezos

41. Andre Balazs

42. LeBron James

43. Dwyane Wade

44. Robert Pattinson

45. Italo Zucchelli

46. Mario Batali

47. Santiago Calatrava

48. Jenson Button

49. Lance Armstrong Pacquiao

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

S Magazine: Released Special Edition featured 100 talents of GMA Artist

S Magazine: Released Special Edition featured 100 talents of GMA Artist. S Magazine released a Special Edition featuring over 100 talents of the GMA Artist Center (GMAAC). Popular names and promising personalities whose combined skills and drive assure good prospects for Philippine entertainment.

The Special Edition, a joint project with the GMAAC, showcases the lifestyles of the many versatile artists of GMA 7's talent management and development arm. The magazine offers not just the glamorous aspect of the stars' lives, but also gives a peek at what it's like when they're off-camera but still working and while they're on their leisure time.

"We also want to be at the crest of the wave of the future, betting on these potential superstars who shall hopefully enliven and add new sizzle to local show business," says editor-in-chief Wilson Lee Flores.

The Special Edition features Rhian Ramos on the cover and in glamorous shoots inside. Iza Calzado and Isabel Oli are showcased in fashion spreads of their own. Mark Herras and Aljur Abrenica sizzle in their pictorials. Marvin Agustin bares a different side as he engages in his favorite sport, archery. Yasmien Kurdi and Nadine Samonte go glam in an awards-night scenario. Iwa Moto and Jackie Rice are the bathing beauties in their respective photographs. GMAAC's hunks Victor Aliwalas, Paolo Paraiso, Mike Tan and Felix Roco are sure to catch your interest in their sauna spread. Dancing diva Regine Tolentino is captured in a mid-air split. All these and more are presented in the edition's full-color, glossy pages.

Enjoying unprecedented access given by GMAAC, the S Mag team was able to put together the Special Edition dubbed "Living the celebrity life".

Launched only five years ago, the GMAAC has rapidly grown to become the largest of its kind in the Philippines. More than just an ordinary talent management agency, it envisions itself to be a wholistic organization which can discover and nurture talents in terms of their acting or singing, hosting or modeling, in their financial affairs, and even in their character development and moral values.

Acting on a specific mandate from GMA Network, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe Gozon, the GMAAC has been on a roll via a series of activities through the years aimed at benefiting not only its artists, but the general public as a whole.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Photos of Maja Salvador and Kim Bum in RC Cola TV Ad

Photos of Maja Salvador and Kim Bum in RC Cola TV Ad. Check out the photos of Maja Salvador and Kim Bum in RC Cola TV Ad.

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Pinoy Big Brother Double Up dubbed as "The Magical Reveal"

Pinoy Big Brother Double Up dubbed as "The Magical Reveal". Pinoy Big Brother Double Up dubbed as "The Magical Reveal", have 2 sets of housemates and the use of two houses which aired October 4. The three hosts of PBB Double Up are Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Bianca Gonzales.

Among the 57,824 applicants of the PBB audition the 14 housemates are chosen to be revealed.

The 14 housemates magical reveal are the following:

PRINCESS - the Sassy Vamp ng Cebu

TOM - the Romantic Stud ng Samar

DELIO - the Simpatikong Kusinero ng Batangas

PAUL JAKE - the Negosyante Prince ng Cebu

JASON - the Boy Astig ng Mindoro

MELISSA - the Inday Kengkay ng Gen San

YURI - the Multilingual Hottie ng Japan

CAROL - the Conservative Pharmacist ng Tondo

MARIEL - the Struggling Mom ng Davao

YHEL - the Young Widow ng Pampanga

TOFFI - the Basket Bolero ng Rizal,

and his twin brother KENNY - the Joker Jock ng Rizal

JP - the Jetsetter Dad ng Quezon City,

and his twin brother JM - the Delightful Dad ng Quezon City

The part of the opening of the third edition of Pinoy Big Brother Ex-housemates are Cass Ponti of PBB Season 1, Niña Jose of PBB Teen Edition, plus Wendy Valdez and Gee-Ann Abrahan of PBB Season 2. Season 1 housemates Jayson Gainza and Franzen Fajardo showed their rapping skills during the opening night.

Mcoy Fundales of PBB Celebrity Edition 2 ended the night with his rendition of "Pinoy Ako," the PBB theme song.

Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Challenge HERE

Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (The Magical Reveal Part 1)

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Beyonce Knowles: Billboard's Woman of the Year story

Beyonce Knowles: Billboard's Woman of the Year story. On Oct. 2 Beyonce accepts Billboard's Woman of the Year Award. The presentation will be made at Billboard's Women in Music brunch in New York, recognizing the year's top 30 women in the music business.

Manager and father Mathew Knowles, he first met Fierce. A 7-year-old Beyoncé was entered in a talent search open to Houston elementary and middle school students. The song she sang? John Lennon's "Imagine." "Beyoncé was the youngest," Knowles says. "She got up onstage and when she was finished, she received a standing ovation. Her mother [Tina Knowles] and I looked at each other and said, 'That can't be our Beyoncé. She's shy and quiet.' "

Twenty-two years later, that simmering brew of shy, quiet talent peppered with fierce determination and ambition is at a boiling point. The former frontwoman of Destiny's Child has come into her own, enjoying one of the best years of a still-evolving solo career.

"Beyoncé is a multiplatinum artist and a multitalented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman of the Year Award was created to honor," Billboard editorial director Bill Werde says. "She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and her signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes."

In the past 12 months alone, Beyoncé has accomplished several career milestones. She not only sang "American the Beautiful" during the opening ceremony of the 2009 presidential inauguration, she also sang the Etta James hit "At Last" as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama danced their first dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.

In March Beyoncé launched her worldwide I Am...tour, which has grossed some $53.5 million to date, according to Billboard Boxscore. She's also the star and executive producer of the 2009 film "Obsessed," which opened at No. 1 and has grossed more than $68.3 million in North America, according to Nielsen EDI.

"I Am...Sasha Fierce" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 when it was released by Columbia Records in November. The album, the singer's third solo set, has spun off a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits: "If I Were a Boy," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Halo," "Ego" and "Sweet Dreams."

After accepting MTV's video of the year award for her iconic "Single Ladies" video a few weeks ago, Beyoncé gained a new level of fan and industry respect at the Sept. 13 event when she unselfishly brought Taylor Swift back onstage to complete the acceptance speech cut off by Kanye West's surprise interruption.

Beyoncé also continued her commitment this year to ongoing philanthropic projects and entrepreneurial activities from fashion to fragrances.

"She's incredibly creative," says Rob Stringer, chairman of Sony Music Label Group. "She also works phenomenally hard to create the opportunities she has. People tend to think there's always an image-maker behind female pop stars. That's not the case with Beyoncé. There's no element of diva or difficulty about her; she takes control of the process and makes it happen. She's grown beautifully in that role."

Typhoon "Pepeng": Hits northeastern Luzon, 4 people killed

Typhoon "Pepeng": Hits northeastern Luzon, 4 people killed. Typhoon "Pepeng" hits the areas in northeastern Luzon shrouded into darkness, unleashed its wrath, carrying strong winds that killed at least four people, displaced hundreds, destroyed agricultural crops, and made major thoroughfares impassable beginning Saturday afternoon.

In Cagayan, at least 6,236 people in 39 barangays (villages) were affected, while P20.33 million worth of agricultural produce were destroyed after Pepeng, the 16th weather disturbance that hit the country made landfall in the province at 3 p.m. The information came from Cagayan police chief Moro Virgilio Lazo.

Pepeng packed maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 210 kph, making it the strongest typhoon that battered the country in three years.

“Chaos" was all over Cagayan, according to Aileen Torres, provincial administrator of the Philippine National Red Cross. “The winds and rains are so strong. Power is out and we are relying on generators," she said.

Sources: gmanews

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Valerie Concepcion cover of FHM Philippines October 2009 issue

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cristine Reyes: Life is short, cherish every moment

Cristine Reyes: Life is short, cherish every moment. Cristine Reyes was back yesterday where she had her most traumatic experience in typhoon "Andoy". After she was rescued by Patient X co-star Richard Gutierrez from the roof of her house in Provident Village, Marikina City.
From Provident Village, Richard brought Cristine to her sister Ara Mina’s house in Quezon City. Shortly after, Cristine’s mom and her two pamangkin arrived on jetskis, saved by friends of Ara’s non-showbiz boyfriend.

Cristine and family saved nothing, neither their car nor their appliances nor their personal belongings, nothing!

“The experience was an eye-opener,” said Cristine who showed up at yesterday’s lunch wearing a white long-sleeved shirt (among the few retrieved from her closet) and denim pants given to her by Liz Uy. “I realized that material things are nothing; they have no value. You can lose them and replace them. Life is more precious. Once lost, wala na, hindi na maibabalik. I used to be secretive and sensitive. After that nightmare on Sept. 26, my outlook in life has changed. I look at life differently now. Life is short, every moment is precious. Enjoy it to the fullest with your loved ones because you can never tell kung kelan ka mawawala.”