The long wait is over as Filipino fans get to see Lee Min Ho return on Philippine primetime TV very soon as the highly anticipated and most expensive Korean action-drama topbilled by the certified Asian superstar airs on ABS-CBN. Expect a different and more daring Min Ho who embarked on thrilling action-packed scenes and not to mention, exposed his well-toned physique as seen in the photo. Min Ho started creating a following among Filipino fans with his portrayal as Gu Jun Pyo in the hit Koreanovela “Boys Over Flowers.” His performance in “City Hunter” truly sealed his status as one of the most famous Asian stars. Rumor has it that a second installment for the series is currently in the works. Watch out for Lee Min Ho as the “City Hunter” beginning this Monday (Jan 23) on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
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Last December 11, 2011, Pinoy Big Brother announced that officially Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 4 started the audition.
The auditionee should bring along an older relative aged 20 years old and above during the audition and a birth certificate.
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 4 Audition Dates and Venues:
- December 11, 2011 – TFC London Office at 117 Earls Court Road, SW5 9RL, London at 10 AM- 5 PM
- January 6, 2012 – SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
- January 6, 2012 – SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Will update this list for audition dates for other parts of the Philippines once its available. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 4 is likely to start this summer 2012. Watch out for announcement of more audition dates and venues.
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Rachel Weisz arrived in Manila last Sunday (January 8) around 6:30 PM.
ANC reported that Rachel Weisz landed on Philippine soil evening of Jan. 8 from Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific Airlines flight CX 903.
Rachel is here for the filming of “Bourne Legacy” the fourth installment of “Bourne” novels turned movie franchise. “Bourne Legacy,” will starting filming today.
According to MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, “Bourne Legacy” will be shot in Intramuros, Navotas Fishport, Marikina City Market, San Andres Market, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Ayala Avenue, Nagtahan, Pasay Taft, Jones Bridge and in El Nido, Palawan.
The highly-anticipated Primetime Bida drama series “Walang Hanggan” will finally premiere on January 16 (Monday), showcasing a powerhouse cast composed of two queens of Philippine cinema Susan Roces and Helen Gamboa; ‘eternal love team’ Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta; and the first onscreen team-up of Julia Montes and Coco Martin.
“Walang Hanggan” features the undying love that revolves around characters from three different generations: the love triangle among Virginia (Roces), Margaret (Gamboa), and John (Eddie Gutierrez); the ill-fated lovers Marco (Gomez) and Emily (Zulueta); and young sweethearts Daniel (Martin) and Katerina (Montes).
Roces expressed excitement over their newest series. She said, “I’m a fan of teleseryes myself, that’s why I’m very happy to be part of it. But what makes “Walang Hangan” more special is that this is Helen and I’s first-ever onscreen project.”
Meanwhile, Zulueta, who is set to revive love team with Gomez, took pride in the narrative that they will be offering to the audience. “The story was so great, that it was hard to turn down the role. Everyone can surely relate with the characters’ journey,” Zulueta mentioned.
While Zulueta and Gomez rekindle an old onscreen romance, Martin and Montes starts anew. Martin shared, “This is a new challenge for me since this is the first time that I’ll be doing a ‘full love story.’ But I’m getting inspiration from the fact that I’m working with the best actors and actresses of the industry.”
Completing the powerhouse cast are well-regarded actors Rita Avila, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon, and Paulo Avelino; with the special participation of Eddie Gutierrez and Joel Torre. The series is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Trina Dayrit.
Never miss the beginning of a story of true love bound to last forever in ABS-CBN’s biggest teleserye offering this 2012, “Walang Hanggan,” this Monday, (January 16), after “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.
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As the two see each other’s vulnerabilities, Kevin and Nicole are being drawn to each other even more as their romantic musical story continues in “Heartstrings.” Nicole discovers Kevin’s weak side when she learns about his issues on his deceased dad while Kevin, on the other hand, learns the pressures Nicole faces with his strict grandfather. Will this be the start of something new for the extremely different musicians? How will they help each other during tough times especially now that Kevin’s family moved in beside Nicole’s residence? Feel the music and love in “Heartstrings,” weekday afternoons, 2:30 PM after “Happy Yipee Yehey” on ABS-CBN.
Manila, Philippines –United International Pictures. together with its local affiliate Solar Entertainment Corp., one of the country’s leading film distributors, recorded its biggest year of all time in 2011 at theatrical grosses of PHP1.600 billion and still counting, announces by Mr. Wilson Tieng President of Solar Entertainment Corp. Surpassing Warner’s Bros. 2010’s record of PHP1.3 billion
Tent-poles films, which were mostly great sequels, such as Fast and Furious 5, Kung Fu Panda 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Marvel’s Thor quickly escalated the gross tallies to 1 billion in the second quarter of 2011. Tent-pole films on the horizon also have all the potential, to reach 1 billion this oncoming year with firestarters left and right such as Universal Pictures’ Battleship, Snow White and the Huntsman, Safe House, Bourne Legacy, American Pie: The Reunion, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, 47 Ronin, and Les Misarables; Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe Retaliation, and the re-envisioning of the classic tale Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunter; and DreamWorks’ 3D animation Madagascar 3 and Rise of the Guardians.
BATTLESHIP. An epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies, and over land as our planet is forced to fight for survival against a superior armada of unknown origins.
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. In the epic retelling of the classic tale Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays as the one person in the land fairer than the Evil Queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who dispatches the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) to destroy her. Unknown to the Queen, The Huntsman becomes the protector of the young woman threatening her reign, training her in the art of war. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. This breathtaking new twist of the legendary tale is from producers Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland), Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.
SAFEHOUSE. An action-thriller lead by Oscar® winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds (Buried, Green Lantern). Washington plays a dangerous renegade from the CIA, who returns onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.
BOURNE LEGACY. A spy fiction thriller story centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum’s novels. Jeremy Renner stars as Aaron Cross, succeeding Matt Damon in the long-running critically-acclaimed movie series.
AMERICAN PIE: REUNION. In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t, and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was the summer of ‘99 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Allyson Hannigan) married while Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Vicky (Tara Reid) said their goodbyes. Oz (Chris Klein) and Heather (Mena Suvari) grew apart, but Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) still longs for Stifler’s(Seann William Scott) mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens, they once were, that launched a comedy legend.
DR. SEUSS: THE LORAX. The fourth feature film based on a book by Dr. Seuss. The story tells of a boy (voiced by Zac Efron) who tries to discover the story of The Lorax (Danny DeVito), hoping to the one thing that will win him the affection of Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift), the girl of his dreams.
47 RONIN. Keanu Reeves stars as Kai in this fantasy-adventure period film depicting a band of samurai swordsmen led by Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada, The Last Samurai) who seek to avenge the murder of their master in 18th century Japan, embarking on a journey of insurmountable odds.
LES MISERABLES. Based on Victor Hugo’s all time classic novel of a convict imprisoned and released for stealing a loaf of bread and is pursued for years by an obsessed police official. As time passes, the convict takes on a new identity, adopts an orphaned girl and fights in the French Revolution. Les Miserable will be starred by the all-star cast of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen; it will be directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. The upcoming sequel to 2009’s sci-fi-action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, Retaliation continues where Rise of the Cobra left off. The G.I. Joe team is framed as traitors by Zartan, last seen disguised as the U.S. President). The Joes gather their numbers to expose the truth, and stop Cobra. Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce and Lee Byung-hun reprise their roles as Duke, Zartan, Snake Eyes, The US President, and Storm Shadow, respectively, with the star addition of Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schimmer reprise their roles as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe in the third installment of the computer-animated comedy of the Madagascar movie series. The bands are still fighting to return to their beloved Big Apple after escaping from Africa and ending up on a European detour; King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice(Cedric the Entertainer) and the Penguins(Tom McGrath, Chriss Miller, John DiMaggio and Christopher Knights) are all along for the adventure. This time the road takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent, Madagascar style!
HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTER. Witch Hunter is just one of numerous supernatural action movie re-envisionings on the horizon, and it features rising stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the adult versions of the famous fairy tale siblings, in this twisted retelling, who are now highly-skilled professional bounty hunters who track, yes, witches.
RISE OF THE GUARDIAN- This upcoming 3D computer-animated action adventure comedy follows a group of kid’s mythic heroes who join forces to stop an evil creature. It is based on The Guardians of Childhood books written by William Joyce, who will also direct, with Guillermo Del Torro (Pan’s Labyrinth) producing. It will have an ensemble cast in the persons of Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, and Alec Baldwin.
Proclamation 295 issue by President Noynoy Aquino making January 23, 2012 which falls on Monday as a special non-working holiday.
January 23, 2012 marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the declaration “is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese-Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country as a people” according to the statement released by Malacañang.
Plan now your vacation for the upcoming long weekend.
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Rhian Ramos grace the cover of Blush Magazine Philippines December 2011 – January 2012 issue.
Blush Magazine is a bi-monthly beauty magazine that caters to a wide demographic. It made its debut in May 2010 and is available in all leading bookstores nationwide. Meanwhile, Rhian is still on leave after the controversy involving her and TV host Mo Twister. She also requested from GMA Network that she be replaced as the female lead star of the upcoming series “My Beloved.”
Inside the Blush Magazine Philippines December 2011 – January 2012 issue you will see “The Master List”, “The Tooth Of The Matter”, “Up In Smoke”, “Start A New”, “Skinned”, and many more.
The GMA-7 (Kapuso) Network revealed that their upcoming programs for 1st Quarter of 2012 are all-original shows.
GMA 7 Telebabad: Primetime Shows:
- Legacy – starring Heart Evangelista, Alessandra de Rossi, Lovi Poe, Geoff Eigenmann, Mike Tan, and Sid Lucero. It will premiere on January 16).
- Biritera – starring Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro, Angelika dela Cruz, and a new young singer. It will premiere on February 6.
- My Beloved – starring real-life couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. It is set to premiere on February 13.
GMA 7: Afternoon Shows:
- Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis – starring Bea Binene, Jhake Vargas, Derrick Monasterio, & Lexi Fernandez. Premieres on February 6.
- Broken Vow – starring Luis Alandy, Bianca King & Gabby Eigenmann. It will air starting February 6.
- The Good Daughter – starring Kylie Padilla, Rocco Nacino & Max Collins. Premieres February 13.
- Hiram na Puso – starring Kris Bernal, Polo Ravales, Bela Padilla, and Mark Herras. It will air starting February 20.