Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kim Chiu does her first international magazine pictorial in Hollywood -

Kim Chiu does her first international magazine pictorial in Hollywood -

6/01/2011 9:02 AM

by: Rhea Manila Santos

060111-kim_main.jpgLast March, Kim Chiu flew to Los Angeles, California in a whirlwind schedule which included performing in the Star Magic show tour and to do the cover shoot forMetro magazine’s Big Style issue out this month. Except for a temporary scare when Kim lost her wallet at the airport, the pictorial went on as scheduled, full steam ahead.

The 21 year-old flew to the US a few days ahead of her fellow celebrities to join the Metro team in one of their grandest photo shoots ever. The cover pictorial, which took six months in the making, also included Hollywood heartthrob Matt Lanter, who is part of the cast of the hit TV series 90210, which is shown through Metro’s partner cable channel, Velvet. Although this was not her first time to grace a Metro cover, Kim admitted it was definitely an unforgettable experience to do the shoot with a foreign actor. “I was in awe. First of all, I was thrilled that I’ll be doing a photo shoot in the U.S. I felt privileged when I found out that I’d be doing this with Matt Lanter,” she told Metro magazine.

The statuesque chinita, who wore clothes shipped in from Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York, was up bright and early for the 7 am calltime for the shoot held at locations like Hollywood Boulevard and The W Hollywood Hotel. Despite battling jetlag, the pretty actress had instant rapport with Matt, which showed through their photos. Despite being constantly dressed by some of the country’s top designers, Kim admitted it took awhile for her taste in fashion to evolve to what it is now. “I still don’t consider myself fashionable, it’s a work in progress. There are many talented Filipino designers. I feel honored every time I get to wear their creations,” she said in Metro’s cover story entitled L.A. Confidential.

Currently busy taping for her upcoming new series Binondo Girl, Kim is looking forward to moving on from the intrigues and issues hounding her personal and professional life, mostly due to the fact that her love team with Gerald Anderson is on indefinite hiatus. “I just pray and acknowledge that everything I have and don’t have is a gift from God,” she said in Metro.

To read more about Kim and Matt’s Hollywood encounter as well as the hottest news in fashion lifestyle, get your copy of the June issue of Metro magazine’s Big Style issue, available at all leading bookstores nationwide. This month’s issue also features the hottest new restaurants, bars and books, and gadgets. Metro magazine is published monthly by ABS-CBN Publishing.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bruno Mars topples LMFAO from singles No.1

Bruno Mars topples LMFAO from singles No.1
Sunday, May 15 2011, 19:03 BST
By Daniel Sperling, Entertainment Reporter

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has finally dethroned LMFAO from the UK singles chart top spot with 'The Lazy Song'.

The Hawaii-born singer, who debuted on the listings six weeks ago and finished runner-up for the last two, managed to surpass the electro-hop duo's 'Party Rock Anthem' to notch up his third number one.

He previously topped the chart with 'Just The Way You Are' in September 2010 and 'Grenade' this January. His debut LP Doo Wops & Hooligans also debuted at the peak of the album chart the same month.

Elsewhere, US rap star Pitbull joins forces with Ne-Yo, Dutch DJ Afrojack and Nayer to lift 'Give Me Everything' to four from last week's 12, as Lady GaGa's Born This Way promo track 'The Edge Of Glory' arrives at six based on iTunes downloads alone.

The song was named as the 25-year-old's next official single earlier this week following an overwhelmingly positive response from fans, while its predecessor 'Judas' shifts nine places to 11 from last week's 20.

Behind GaGa are a slew of new entries in the shape of Yasmin's 'Finish Line' at 13, Take That's'Love Love' at 15 and 'Sun Is Up', the latest single from Romanian singer Inna at 17.

Sandwiched between the latter two new arrivals at 16 is Wretch 32 and his Example collaboration'Unorthodox', down eight places from last Sunday, while Alexandra Stan's 'Mr Saxobeat' climbs an impressive 13 places to land at 18 from its previous finish of 31.

Source: Official Charts Company

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Lady Gaga Becomes First To Reach 10 Million Followers On Twitter

Lady Gaga Becomes First To Reach 10 Million Followers On Twitter

Lady Gaga - Bauer Griffin, Twitter

That’s a whole lot of Little Monsters.

Lady Gaga has become the first person ever to reach 10 million followers on Twitter.
Gaga amassed the huge following of tweeters since joining the addictive micro-blogging site in March of 2008.
“10MillionMonsters! I’m speechless, we did it,” Gaga tweeted in response to the accomplishment. “Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling.”
The next star to reach 10 million followers will likely be Justin Bieber, who currently sits at 9,648,393 followers. (In case you’re wondering, Justin gathered his followers faster; he joined Twitter in March of 2009.)