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.)

Piolo Pascual reveals relationship with KC Concepcion became harder after their admission -

Piolo Pascual reveals relationship with KC Concepcion became harder after their admission -

5/15/2011 9:05 PM

by: Bernie Franco

051611-piolo-main.jpgSa gitna ng kabi-kabilang intriga na ipinupukol sa relasyon nina Piolo Pascual at KC Concepcion, sinabi ng aktor na mahirap ang kanyang sitwasyon dahil hindi niya alam kung saan siya lulugar ngayong alam na ng publiko ang kanilang relasyon. Kapag nagsasalita kasi ang aktor, sinasabing showbiz lang ang relasyon nila at marami rin ang nagre-react kapag hindi siya tumatahimik at si KC ang nagsasalita. “It’s harder after we admitted (it). There were still a lot of skeptics, pero maraming natuwa.When we started opening up (others) were saying, ‘What happened? Before you were keeping your relationship (a secret) now it’s out in the open, (and) you started talking about it!’ So parang in a sensehindi mo alam kung saan mo ilalagay ang sarili mo.

Nilinaw rin ng aktor ang mga bali-balitang napapagod na siya sa relasyon nila ni KC. Bagkus, masaya raw siya sa takbo ng nangyayari sa kanila. “I’m happy with the way things are, hindi naman ako papasok sa isang relationship kung sa tingin ko, hindi ito pangmatagalan. We only hope for the best.”

Pagdating naman sa usapang kasal, hindi naman sinabi ni Piolo kung kailan siya lalagay sa tahimik pero umaasa raw siya na sana nga ay si KC na ito. Gayunpaman, sinabi niya na darating din ang tamang pagkakataon upang magpakasal na siya. “It’ll come at the right time. Hindi pa pinangungunahan ‘yan, eh. Ako,when it happens, it happens, darating ‘yan sa panahon sa buhay natin. I’m looking forward to it for sure.”

Simon Atkins meets with Kim Chiu's fans but not Kim herself

Simon Atkins meets with Kim Chiu

  "Torpe naman talaga ako, e, pero alam ko namang mabait si Kim at masyadong masayahing tao," admits Simon Atkins (right), a basketball player who wants to meet personally with Kim Chiu (left).
Simon Atkins meets with Kim Chiu's fans but not Kim herself
Allan Sancon

Naging daan ang Twitter para magkausap sina Simon Atkins, isang varsity basketball player ng De La Salle University, at ang ABS-CBN star na si Kim Chiu. Noong February 16, inamin ni Kim na "flattered" siya sa ginawang pagpaparadam ni Simon sa pamamagitan ng naturang micro-blogging site. to read related article.)

Noong Sabado, April 9, sa taped interview ng Entertainment Live, nagsalita sina Kim at Simon at sinabing hanggang ngayon daw ay hindi pa rin sila nagkikita nang personal.

"Hindi pa naman kami personally magkakilala talaga, until now," sabi ni Kim. "Tingnan natin! Tingnan natin! Hindi naman ako nagsasara ng kahit ano."

Tanong naman kay Simon kung nagkita na ba sila ni Kim personally?

"Wala pa talaga, kasi nga busy kami pareho," sagot ng basketball player. "Kasi malapit na yung season ko. Tapos, madami daw siya show at taping. Kaya wala pa kaming time pareho. Saka, aalis daw yata siya this Saturday [April 9] for her U.S. tour kasama yung ibang Star Magic Artists. So, wala talagang time."

Hindi pa man daw natutuloy ang date ng dalawa, inamin naman ni Simon na madalas daw silang mag-usap ni Kim. 'Tsaka bago raw siya nagpa-interview sa E-Live ay nagpaalam muna siya kay Kim.

"Ipinaalam ko lang. Actually, bago ako bumaba para magpa-interview, nagpaalam muna ako sa kanya kasi naapektuhan na daw buhay niya sa ginawa ko.

"Sabihin ko daw sa kanya kung ano nangyayari at kung ano yung sasabihin ko. Pero di pa talaga kami nagkikita, usap-usap pa lang. Minsan nagpaplano na ako i-meet siya, kaso busy lang talaga masyado," sabi niya.

So, natotorpe ba siyang ligawan si Kim?

"Torpe naman talaga ako, e, pero alam ko namang mabait si Kim at masyadong masayahing tao," sagot ni Simon.

Ano naman ang lagay ni Kim sa buhay niya?

"Well, right now naman, we're just talking pa lang, hindi pa kami nagmi-meet personally."

Kahit nagsisimula pa lang na maging close sina Kim at Simon dahil sa kanilang pag-uusap ay agad nang may nabuong fans club ang kanilang tandem: ang "KiMon" at ang "ChuKitz."

At ang mga fans naman ni Kim ay tila boto raw kay Simon.

"Actually, last Saturday, yung friend ko, parang meron siyang mall tour sa SM North The Block, tapos nakita ko andun yung mga fans ni Kim, dumaan sila. Parang curious lang ako. Gusto ko lang ma-meet yung mga fans ni Kim. So, nilapitan ko sila. Okay naman sila, tapos binigyan pa nila ako ng gift," kuwento ni Simon.

Ano naman kaya ang reaksiyon ng mga fans ni Kim sa panliligaw na ito ni Simon kay Kim?

Through a text message ito ang sagot ng moderator ng KimWorld na si Donna Cortez, "Open kami kahit sino, basta masaya si Kimmy, support lang kami... Then pabor naman ang KimWorld kay Simon, pero siyempre si Kimmy naman ang magde-decide niyan at hindi kami. Alam ni Kimmy na thru thick and thin na nandito kami lagi for her."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dingdong & Marian's Psychokinetic Touch, Mind Master, 05-14-11

Love conquers all: New Tagalog romance comes to the mall

Star Cinema looks to have another hit love story on hand with the newly released "In the Name of Love," now showing on Guam at the Micronesia Mall Stadium Theatres.

The Filipino movie industry's self-effacing actor Aga Muhlach resurfaces in a romance this time with Angel Locsin by his side.

With barely anything to live for, Emman Toledo (Muhlach), a former dancer, is just about to start his life all over again. He holds the good memories of his past dearly, knowing he will never be able to bring back his better days.

An unlikely opportunity comes up when he is assigned to be the dance instructor for the upcoming Governor's Ball of the powerful political family of the Evelinos, a chance for him to rekindle his lost passion.

It will be at this ball where the engagement of the governor's son Dylan Evelino (Jake Cuenca), and Cedes Fernandez (Locsin) will be announced. Despite her hatred for the dirty politics, Cedes has no choice but to succumb to the decision of Dylan out of her indebtedness towards the family.

Emman is drawn towards Cedes from the first time she catches his eye. As their lives intertwine through dance, Emman and Cedes find themselves resisting an affair -- one that holds the truths to their painful pasts, and the memories of a boundless love.

From acclaimed director Olivia Lamasan, the movie is Star Cinema's 18th anniversary showpiece, says Star Media's Ted Neri.



Anne Curtis walks the runway of Philippine Fashion Week for Lyle Ibanez and Yvonne Quisumbing.

Anne Curtis arrived at the L'Oreal Lounge at around seven in theevening wearing a hot red number, her hair looking as Bouncy asin her Total Repair Commercial. We initially thought That she wasthere to watch the first of two shows sponsored by The PhilippineFashion Week's official beauty partner. But what became thehighlight of the night, For Those Following Present and others viaour feeds on Twitter and Facebook, was her runway walk for theHoliday collections of Both Lyle Ibanez and Yvonne Quisumbing, ashow presented by L'Oreal.

She opened Lyle's show in a red, her L'Oreal Color of the Night,bustier dress with a sheer skirt walking the length of the catwalklike a pro. For Yvonne, she opened and closed the show in a reddraped top worn over a black knee-length skirt with her ​​hair stillPerfectly Bouncy. In Less Than Three Minutes, Anne was Able To Change enthusiasm Another Yvonne Quisumbing Creation to jointhe designers for a final curtain call.

Tissue Thurs Anne for walking at the Philippine Fashion Week forthe Second Time Around (first one being at the last Folded & HungStreetcast). We Almost Could not Believe It "when she tweetedright after the show," yey! After having "cold hands and jello Knees!I Survived The Runway world! "