Monday, June 30, 2008

Angel Locsin - What's next after Lobo?

Now that ABS-CBN's Lobo is nearing its end, what's next for Angel Locsin? This might be the question of Angel Locsin's fans out there, including us.

We simply hope that it's a lot sexier than Darna, a lot daring than Ligaw na Bulaklak and a lot revealing than Dyesebel. Whew, is there really a teleserye like that, haha. If there is, no doubt that it will be a really big hit, or will be banned by the Movie and TV Regulation Board.

For the mean time, here's a photo of Angel Locsin you can't miss.

Angel takes off with high-flying fashion

MANILA, Philippines—Both have had humble beginnings. Angel Locsin started in the industry as a bit player and a virtual unknown. Today she is a star.

F&H started with only a small clothes shop in Greenhills. In just 10 years, the brand has evolved to a powerhouse label in the country, a big name in the local retail industry today.

Angel Locsin and F&H are a perfect fit then. To mark its 10th anniversary, F&H has chosen her as its face.

Angel is known for her beauty, independence and fashion sense.

“There is no doubting Angel’s capability to be the face of Folded & Hung,” said Ronald Pineda, the company’s president. “She has this wholesome and very appealing personality but she exudes a unique sense of sensuality as well. This is what we look for in our endorser. And Angel fits the bill perfectly. There really are a lot of similarities between Angel and Folded & Hung and this is precisely the reason for our partnership.”

Angel said she is very excited to become the endorser of the brand known for its effortless style and exclusive and ground-breaking designs.

“I’ve seen how their clothes evolved and I love it,” she said. “Now that I’m part of the F&H family, I couldn’t be more proud that I am endorsing a brand I believe exudes my persona as well. I’m looking forward to this new chapter of my life with Folded & Hung. A chapter that’s more dynamic, more exciting, something that I’ve always thrived on and anticipate in my life, ” she says.

In a recent fashion show that showcased Folded & Hung’s latest collection, Angel strutted down the runway and proved to be quite the chameleon, from fresh-faced girl next door to sophisticated socialite to mysterious minx to glam rock diva. There was no look this girl couldn’t pull off!

It was a testament to the versatility of the clothes that were anything but mainstream. Bright-colored dresses, skirts, colored and black tights, vests in bold printed fabrics invaded the girls’ runway. There was a lot of layering, giving the collection a touch of spontaneity. For that rock-star appeal, a black frilly top was paired with a glimmering pair of silver jeans, showing off Angel’s naturally sexy stride.

For the guys taking the catwalk, on the other hand, they showed off colored sunglasses, skinny ties, printed scarves, varicolored belts, hats and striking jackets.

Here’s looking forward to a new decade of forward fashion!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Diana Zubiri is FHM's July 2008 Cover girl

Kapuso star Diana Zubiri is once again FHM Pilippines Cover girl for July 2008. If you'll remember, a few days back, we've made a post "Revisiting Diana Zubiri on FHM" including her photos from the past 2 fhm covers she graced before.

Now, that's a three-peat for Ms. Diana Zubiri, making it the 3rd time to appear in FHM Philippines. Is FHM experiencing from Cover babe shortage to reincarnate previous cover girls? We want new faces Mr. Editor.

Once the magazine is out, expect Scanned Photos of Diana Zubiri on FHM July 2008 edition



Diana Zubiri delves into drama


Diana Zubiri has come a long way since she incited the ire of a Metro Manila mayor by posing half-naked in a public bridge. From a sexy starlet, she is now a true actress—about to conquer the afternoon drama slot by storm.

When iGMA caught up with Diana Zubiri on the set of her show, Babangon Ako at Dudurugin Kita, she was excitedly waiting for her favorite meal—spicy fried chicken from a fast food place. Watching her eat with such relish is enough to make anyone hungry too. While eating, she looks like a kid—complete with oily fingers and a satisfied smile. She paid no mind to her make-up or her dress. How can anyone not love her?

After eating, she quickly cleaned up and donned her professional actor hat, ready to cry, laugh or receive a slap at a moments notice.

Diana has been getting more and more projects as a drama actress these days. And she has not disappointed anyone yet! Does this mean that she is turning her back on sultry roles?

“‘Di ko sinasara ang pinto ko sa pagpapasexy kasi doon ako nagsimula. Kung bibigyan ako ng offer na magpapasexy ako, ‘di ko tatanggihan as long as may limitation ako na kung ano man ang nasa kontrata ko under GMA," she answers.

Diana realizes that she has been entrusted with a larger market with her primetime roles in shows such as Encantadia, Asian Treasures and Zaido. She considers these factors whenever a sexy project comes along.

In Babangon, she is the unassuming Julie who, later on, plays a more active role in the fight against the bad guys. Just as she loves the strong sexy characters she has portrayed, she enjoys playing her current role. But it is her next project, Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan that is really giving her a challenge.

On Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan


“Napanood ko na po. Medyo, na-ppressure ako kasi ang galing ni Ms. Hilda doon eh, siya ‘yung nag-linya ng gaano kadalas ang minsan," she replies when asked if she has seen the film.

“Sana nga ‘di ko na pinanood para kung ano pagawa sa akin ni direk, on the spot, gagawin ko. Siyempre ‘di pa tayo ganun kagaling, naghahasa pa tayo."

She considers this her most tasking project to date. Not just because she will play a character once flawlessly brought to life by the immortal Hilda Koronel, but because Diana knows that playing the wife who willingly gave her husband to another woman requires more than the usual drama.

“Try ko talagang galingan, gusto kong galingan pero ‘di ko mahihigitan iyun," she humbly states but adds, “pero sa generation ko, maganda naman kung masabi ko na maganda ang pagkaka-gawa ko [sa character]."

She continues, “napaka-ganda ng storya. ‘Yun nga po iniiwasan ko--ayaw ko na isipin ng tao na ‘di ko kayang gawin."

Diana promises her loyal fans that she will try her best to give the classic role the dignity it deserves. She is determined to show that she deserves to be called a drama actor.

mr.froggy

Octopus . . .


photo : heartwork photography

Friday, June 27, 2008

Marian Rivera - FHM Sexiest Filipina 2008 ???

Marian Rivera is FHM's sexiest Pinay!


The tally of FHM's 100 Sexiest this year have the fans of Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin closely anticipating the final result. In the end, Marian (center) won the battle while Angel (left) ranked third, behind Katrina Halili (right).

Marian Rivera's fans have a reason to celebrate. The Dyesebel star is the first non-cover girl to be hailed as the Philippines' Finest by FHM, the biggest-selling men's magazine in the country.

The final results, sent to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) by the FHM group at exactly 6:36 p.m., indicated that Marian won with a total of 316, 135 votes, while Katrina Halili, two-time winner of FHM 100 Sexiest, landed the second spot with 123, 239 votes. Angel Locsin, who won as sexiest Pinay in 2005, came in third with 121, 388 votes.

FHM Philippines editor-in-chief Alan Madrilejos revealed to PEP that Marian Rivera enjoyed a considerably large lead in terms of online and text votes, while Katrina Halili topped the ballot-voting category. Meanwhile, this year's global winner is Megan Fox.

The July issue of FHM will reveal the complete and official list of FHM 100 Sexiest.

MARIAN VERSUS ANGEL. One interesting twist to this year's poll is the rivalry between Marian and Angel.

Fans of the two beautiful ladies united to give 100 percent support to their respective idols. Angel's fans abroad claimed that they spent money on text just so they can send their votes. Marian's fans, on the other hand, spent so many hours in front of the Internet to make sure that their Kapuso bet would reign supreme in the online-voting category.

Fans of the two women have been rooting and ranting in PEP's FHM-related articles in the closing weeks of the tally, while waiting for the FHM Sexiest vote results. Their aggressiveness showed through the comments and the consistent arguments between the two escalated, even to the point of questioning FHM's voting system.

Even PEP's own conducted poll, "Sino sa tingin mo ang tatanghaling sexiest Pinay ng ‘FHM'?" drew fire from the fans as they carefully monitored and analyzed the results nearly every day. For them, percentage matters and .01 percent lead is a great deal especially if it means victory for their idol.

Now that the results are finally revealed, will this clash between the Marian and Angel fans also come to an end?

This is only one issue, of course, and many more will arise for the fans to rally again in support their most loved idols.

That is the story of the day. Allegedly, the GMA talents came victorious because of an enthusiastic campaign from the GMA management itself. Employees and talents alike were given 300 pesos load to vote for Marian Rivera, as reported in by several movie columnists.


Kareena Kapoor - Most Influential Woman in Bollywood ???

If Forbes can do it, then, why not Verve? We are indeed talking about the lifestyle magazine Verve's latest issue that has profiled the top female achievers of this year.

The best part of this list is that there are no rankings or ratings for the achievers. They are simply profiled. And true to the saying that there is no bigger business than showbiz, it is indeed Kareena Kapoor, the reigning queen of Bollywood, who features on the magazine cover. Showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to posing for covers, one surely must've lost the count of the number of magazines that she has posed for this year.


Well, Kareena kapoor is one chic, for whom 'over-exposure' just does not hold any water. The other achievers from the film industry include Aishwarya Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif, Ekta Kapoor, Farah Khan, and Mira Nair. Overall, this is a collector's issue and one should preserve it...till the new list comes in!


saif-kareena

Saif Ali Khan romances Kareena Kapoor

Saif Ali Khan will romance real life ladylove Kareena Kapoor in a new Karan Johar production.

The couple has been signed on by Rensil D’ Silva of Rang De Basanthi fame who will direct this movie. Saif and Bebo will pair for the first time in a Karan Johar movie.

But this movie is not the bubbly romance with foreign locales that Johar has perfected. It will be a dark gritty drama with Saif as a terrorist. Kareena will play his ladylove.

This movie is going to be an interesting watch as Karan Johar makes a U-turn from his usual lavish set, dances filled romantic comedies.

Saif Ali Khan, who is known to play rather typical characters like Sameer in Dil Chahta Hai, Karan Singh Rathod in Ek Haseena Thi, Cyrus Mistry in Being Cyrus and Langda Tyagi in Omkara, is again ready to play a hatke role.He will play a terrorist in Karan Johar’s next production. The untitled film will be directed by Rang De Basanti writer, Rensil D’Silva.

Says a source close to the film, “The story is a far cry from the usual Karan’s films. There will be no designer glam sham or naach gaana. It is a hard-hitting subject. Karan loved Rensil’s script so much that he decided to produce it. He also gave Rensil the freedom to choose the actors to justify his script. That’s how Rensil decided to cast Saif. He plays a meticulous and urban-educated terrorist. There is also an interesting romantic track between him and the leading lady, Kareena,” adds the source.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cheska Garcia excited on her wedding ???

Filipina celebrity model and host-actress Cheska Garcia is pretty excited on her upcoming wedding with Doug Kramer, all was been set-up properly including the date (October 9, 2008).



The event would be strictly with family and friends, she mean closed - selecting sponsors with about 16 ninongs and ninangs.

With Spanish with a twist theme wedding, Cheska expect 200, 300, 600 or 1,000 guest. Filipina model host-actress and the said fiance got a 800 sq. lot and house on Forest Hills were they planned to stay after the wedding.

PEP EXCLUSIVE: Cheska Garcia will not invite Jennylyn Mercado to her wedding

The Jennylyn versus Patrick issue has been going on for several months now, and each camp has been releasing contradicting statements. Who’s telling the truth?

Cheska Garcia, the elder sister of Patrick, told PEP: “Be the better judge. You have spoken to me. I’m at the state right now where I’m all loose. I can be a b*tch to you right now but I choose not to. Because that’s the way I was brought up. I don’t have to try hard. That’s the way I am, and the way my brother is. And I know my brother better than anybody else in the showbiz.”

Cheska Garcia, who is a few months away from her wedding day, is brimming with excitement.

During the birthday party of Ruffa Gutierrez—held at the Blue Leaf Events Place in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, last June 21—she revealed to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she can’t wait to marry cager Douglas Kramer.

She’s on cloud nine, discussing her wedding plans for October 9 this year.

But in the course of the conversation, Cheska brought up one topic that has been unsettling her family for four months now: The issues confronting Patrick Garcia.

“My brother is a good guy,” Cheska said. “We were brought up with breeding, with class. You know, it’s not even class…I mean, each person can have class that they claim to have, but you know what, we are not like that.”

She continued, “My brother decided to be a businessman, is that gonna break him? We don’t have to blame ourselves. Pero alam mo, take it as it is. Pero kami, hindi kami maintriga. My brother is quiet.”

The Us Girls host was obviously disconcerted about the situation of her younger bro.

Last June 15, the 26-year old actor left for the States to pursue his studies and get away from all the “intrigues” surrounding him here. And most of these intrigues have to do with his relationship with Jennylyn Mercado, the mother of his first baby,.

Cheska told PEP, “My brother is in the U.S. and then, you know what, I’m very proud of my brother, because no matter how many times he’s been trampled on, stepped on, he’s never spoken anything [bad] about anybody.”

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This bouquet of flowers was made from paper clay... I made it!! finally.... =) one of my hobbies now... captured by rosie 'n edited by me.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Song Hye Kyo will be in "1949" Chinese Film ???


South Korean actress Song Hye Kyo arrives in Shanghai on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. [Photo: dfdaily.com]


Song Hye Kyo went to Shanghai, China on tuesday, June 24th for brand promotion and updated the media on details of her latest work, a cooperation with famed Hong Kong director John Woo in the movie "1949."

On the interview, "I have been learning the Chinese language, as well as Chinese history, since I signed the movie contract," Song said. "Chinese audiences will only accept my performance if I have adequate knowledge about their country."

This is the first move the South Korean actress has made toward her goal of entering the Chinese entertainment world, the Oriental Morning Post reported.

Rumors have abounded that the actress is planning to join the Chinese company that has groomed stars like Michelle Yeoh.

Song Hye Kyo will co-star with Hong Kong actor Chen Chang in "1949".

"He is a charming person, and I look forward to our cooperation," Song Hye Kyo said of her partner-to be. The two stars met at this year's Cannes Film Festival in May.

this is a great news now SHK is starting to invade chinese entertainment world, hope she'll gonna make it.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Diana Zubiri disappointed ???

Diana Zubiri

MANILA, Philippines - Diana Zubiri said she was disappointed when GMA 7 pulled out her best friend, Sunshine Dizon, from the cast of the TV adaptation of Danny Zialcita’s “Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan.”

“We were so happy to hear we’d be working together. It’s been a long time since ‘Encantadia,’” Diana told some writers on Friday at the Mandarin Suites in Quezon City. “But Sunshine was already in the hospital then.”

Lilybeth Rasonable, GMA 7 assistant VP for Drama, said Sunshine suffered from migraine. The network decided to replace her because “she couldn’t work anymore” under medication, which she needed constantly. “We asked her to get well first,” Rasonable told Inquirer.

Sunshine was replaced by Camille Prats—making a comeback after delivering her first child—in the role of Lily, the character portrayed by Vilma Santos in the screen version.

Diana said she had not spoken with Sunshine since work on the show started. “The subject is kind of sensitive,” the actress said, refusing to elaborate.

Diana Zubiri

Bed scenes

Diana plays Elsa, the embattled character portrayed by Hilda Koronel. To prepare for the role, Diana watched the 1982 movie, produced by Viva Films. She said, “Miss Hilda was good. I really felt her character’s pain. I don’t think I can survive what Elsa went through.”

Diana is teamed up with Marvin Agustin as Louie, earlier played by the late Dindo Fernando. “We have several love scenes,” she said. “In the beginning, it felt awkward. We had to shoot one bed scene four times because he couldn’t stop giggling.”

Could Diana ever fall for a guy like Marvin? “He’s okay. But I can no longer go for men who have kids, like my previous boyfriend—it was sort of traumatic,” she said. She was apparently referring to comedian Vhong Navarro. Marvin has twins, now 3, with ex-girlfriend Tetet Dy. “I deserve my partner’s full attention,” Diana said.

“Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan,” directed by Gil Tejada Jr., also stars Sandy Andolong, Biboy Ramirez, Victor Aliwalas and Maybelyn de la Cruz. It premieres at 4 p.m. today.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Angel Locsin stays on top ???

It's a feat that Angel Locsin has managed to stay on top in a business where the turnover rate is high.

Angel knows how it feels to be number one. Well, many times over. She was FHM Philippines' sexiest woman. For this year, Maxim Philippines picked her as the sexiest woman in the country.

"We really can’t control the result. We can’t dictate the winner or who the people will vote for...kailangan ko bang kunin ang lahat? Happy ako at pinagtitiwalaan ako at naniniwala sa akin ang mga tao...those who have voted for me, maraming salamat sa mga boto ninyo...isipin na rin natin na nag-iiba na ang times. Mas importante sa akin na mas maraming naniniwalang mga tao sa akin," the actress related.


Angel remains as one of the sough-after image model of products. Just recently, she was chosen as the new face of Folded and Hung.

F&H’s president Ronald Pineda believes that Angel is the number one celebrity endorser.

"Grabe ang sexy niya talaga," said Ronald looking at the three larger than life photos of Angel wearing a pair of jeans and nothing on top. "She captures all the market from A, B and C. She’s a leading lady. She has classy beauty and she’s a perfect endorser...pagkumukuha kami ng endorser, we want someone who can communicate to both men and women. Si Angel, kaya niya ito."

Pitching for the clothes, Angel said F&H apparel perfectly fits her lifestyle as they have clothes for all occasions. More importantly, their clothes are affordable.

She shared what convinced her to pose topless, wearing only F&H jeans in her billboard. "Na-challenge ako kasi hindi ko naman ginagawa yun...of course I was tensed when they told me about it. Pero biglaan kasi rin yun and when it was explained sa akin na ang jeans naman yung binebenta sa layout na ito, I agreed with their concept," said Angel.

She also clarified the nasty rumor that she "snatched" the F&H endorsement from Claudine Barretto.

Pineda, meantime, why chose a single celebrity to endorse the clothign line: "I also want to protect their image. At the same time gusto ko they would feel that they are being taken care of. May superstar feeling pag solo...kuha niya ang limelight talaga at ang lakas ng communication kapag mag-isa lang talaga!"

As her TV series with Piolo Pascual entitled "Lobo" ends its run soon, the actress is faced with another intrigue: That she's getting along well with Piolo because of some scenes in the last few episodes.

"Paano nangyari yun na may issue ng agawan eksena? Masaya na matatapos na kami kasi maraming revelations na mangyayari. Nagkasama kami sa ‘E Live’ and

‘Wowowee.’ Basta hindi ko na kailangang sagutin, manuod na lang kayo ng ‘Lobo and be the judge. Basta kami, we worked very hard kasi mahihirap ang mga eksena namin," she said.

After her last taping for "Lobo," Angel is scheduled to fly to Bangkok for another project.

Eruption of baby teeth


from : apps.uwhealth.org

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Angel Locsin & Marian Rivera - Who’s FHM’s sexiest woman?

PEP EXCLUSIVE: Marian Rivera's manager speaks up about FHM's 100 Sexiest Women controversy


The FHM search for the country’s sexiest woman has never been this hot. The voting ended last Sunday but the winner will be announced in June. It’s said that Marian Rivera is the top favorite in the online voting, with Katrina Halili and Angel Locsin following her.

Obviously, this displeased Angel’s fans and her camp issued some negative remarks about Marian. In return, we got this letter from a group of Marian fans called “MarianKnights” about the issue.

“This is in response to the PROs of Angel Locsin who allege that a GMA insider revealed that GMA-7 supported Marian by giving away P300 worth of load to vote for Marian. Who is that insider? The PROs should name names.

To begin with, FHM said they have so far only partial and unofficial results. We think the PROs should wait until the official results are issued before they say GMA is doing an inside job to make Marian win. What if it is Angel who’d win? We don’t know yet, right?

“As for us ‘MarianKnights,’ we did our best to support Marian Rivera. Our fan club never questioned that two weeks ago, it was Katrina Halili who was leading the polls and Marian was only second in the unofficial tally. Instead, what did we do? You can visit our website at marianrivera.net to see we did a lot of hard work to support her.

International members of our fans club sponsoring the Philippine chapter sent remittances to buy the loads to text FHM and we can show you proofs of these remittances to demonstrate that it’s Marian’s legions of fans all over the world who supported her, not GMA. And we are talking only of our fans club. Marian has several other fans clubs supporting her and they also want her to win this contest conducted by FHM Magazine. So, if Marian would win, Angel fans should not go sourgraping. Be a good sport.”


Well, all we can say is that we don’t know how FHM will react to this. Their sexiest woman search has turned into a popularity contest for movie stars similar to those conducted by other fan magazines. Marian has not even done a sexy pictorial and yet she’s being voted to win in FHM’s sexiest woman search. Maybe they should change their criteria about who’s eligible and who’s not. Actually, this has become a personal duel between Marian’s and Angel’s fans. Katrina’s fans, strangely, remain very quiet.

All About Orthodontic ( part 1 )

from : www.smileland.com

lyric



by : Seventeen

Friday, June 20, 2008

Katrina Halili Photos - Truly 'kahali halina'

The Philippine's sexiest woman of 2006 and 2007, beating Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera, Katrina Halili started her career as one of the pioneers of GMA's Starstruck. Her villain role as Angelica in Marimar truly made her as one of the fastest rising star of her generation.

Will she remain her Philippine's sexiest title this year? Let's wait till the July issue of FHM Philippines. Catch Katrina Halili in GMA's "Magdusa Ka" with Iwa Moto and Dennis Trillo. This time as the lead star and not a villain.





SEXY actress Katrina Halili dismissed issues she is having an affair with Dr. Hayden Kho who is the boyfriend of prominent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vicki Belo.

Both Vicky and Katrina scoffed at rumors in a separate interview last Saturday.

"I don't know where the issues are coming from. What's important is Dr. Belo and I are okay, I highly respect them. I hope they would not make issues about us," Katrina said.

For Belo's part, she said, "You know, Katrina is our baby. She is our patient for years. And she is a nice lady, super sweet, and kind. I will not be insecure with her as she became loyal to me. She'll never do anything like that. I know many would flirt with Hayden when he joined showbiz but not Katrina."

Hayden also dismissed the rumors, saying: "Intrigues are okay but not to the extent that they would make people believe because she might be affected. As of now it still doesn't, but it (issues) will eventually affects our relationship. She (Katrina) is a very good girl. Her image is very sweet, so I hope it will not (issues won't go any further)."

The couple added that they don't want Katrina to be aloof to them as they said they both love the sexy actress.

Katrina likewise put down issues that she is visiting Hayden at his condo unit, saying they only see each other when she visits the clinic of Belo.

Belo is confident that Katrina's "secret affair" with his boyfriend is merely rumors, as she knows that Hayden "preferred more mature women".

"Hayden is attracted with elder beautiful women, older woman, because they are more stable. We are not so much rattled with such issues. I know where I stand with him. I feel secure with his love. I understand him very well. So I hope this is true. I hope next year, we are still here together," Belo said.

But still Belo could not hide her worries as Hayden chooses to concentrate with his showbiz career, as he is part of the cast of "Kim Sam Soon" starring Regine Velasquez.

"Now that he is far from me, he is taping in Tagaytay for three days... We have not been apart, so I don't know... I am secure because we are together 24/7. When I don't see him, I am a little bit scared. But we made an agreement that if I have a little insecurity or suspicion, we'll talk about it," she said.

When asked if he is ready for all the intrigues showbiz would implicate him, Hayden said: "I guess it's my baptism of fire."

"This is really part of show business, all the intrigues. I mean, I am new in showbiz. So, I don't really understand if controversies really exist. It's really like the lifeblood of showbiz," he said.

Meanwhile, Katrina is overwhelmed with the high ratings that her afternoon television series "Magdusa Ka" is earning.

Katrina now proved that she could be a "kontrabida" and a "bida" as well. But she shared that doing villain roles are easier than crying for almost 24 hours like what oppressed leading actors do.

Krista Ranillo FHM Cover Girl August, 2008

Krista Ranillo is the cover story in the August 2008 issue of FHM Philippines. Krista Ranillo is back in Philippine Showbiz after finishing Interdisciplinary Studies major in Communications and Psychology at no less than the Ateneo de Manila University where she is a consistent Dean’s Lister. Isn’t it ironic though that after finishing with those honors in Ateneo she has to just go sexy in the movies..Reportedly, her father, actor Mat Ranillo III cried and oppose her going the sexy route.

Krista Ranillo (post from http://getitfromboy.net)

Krista Ranillo (post from http://getitfromboy.net) stop leeching my content joemer leche ka

Anyway, Krista Ranillo stars in the indie movie, “Paupahan” produced by sexy actor Allen Dizon. Paupahan also stars Ms. Gloria Romero, Snooky Serna, Jay Manalo, Angelu de Leon, and Allen; with Joseph Bitangcol, Kirby de Jesus, and German Moreno. With the special participation of Richard Quan, Dexter Doria, Michelle Estevez, Lou Veloso, Benjie Felipe, Lito “Shalala” Reyes. Krista went topless in the movie.

“When Paupahan was offered, I got scared a bit because it was daring. But I saw that it was an acting piece, maganda ang script and impressive ang all-star cast. Kumbaga, being daring was part of the role. It was a good comeback project. Depende naman sa script and character yung pagiging daring,” Krista explained.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hyori Lee extended the contract with VS

Now Lee Hyori again becomes VS Girl.



Vidal Sassoon has renewed the contract with Lee Hyori for another year. For that contract, Vidal Sassoon water (treatment spray) and wax will be "Hyolee water" and "Hyolee wax".




And more Vidal Sassoon will release a Summer Hair Collection featuring Hyolee next month.

hyori

I discovered Hyori and Finkl whilst I watched a live concert by FINKL (2000 Seoul Fencing Stadium. At the time of the concert Hyori and Finkl were relatively new. In the successful years taht followed, Hyori's popularity grew and grew, but in the recent years I formed the following opinion about the fate of Lee Hyori and Finkl members once Finkl fell apart. - Yuri and Jin would not pursue musical careers; - Joo Hyun, the powerhouse of the band, would definitely go on, and produced a relatively good comeback after face surgery and a strick diet plan..

Although I personally thought Hyori was the best looking of all of four and I loved lee Hyori's singing as well, I knew Hyori would make it big, but it would not be because of Hyori's singing but more for Hyori's looks, and as a result, she has won numerous contracts for hair and beauty products.. - Hyo Ri Lee was the only one who had what sells today: Lee hyori was a babe, and Lee Hyori had tolerable singing ability. The proof is on he latest albums.

She sings OK, the song selection is well suited for hyo ri's ability, but since Hyori's ability does leave much choice for melodic variety, the album is musically uninteresting. This is not to say that I will not buy Lee Hyori's next album.

Lee Hyori is a member of the Korean pop group Fin. K.L. but also went solo in 2003, Fin. K.L. stands for "Fine Killing Liberty", which loosely translates into the "fin" (i.e the end) of "liberty killing," which means that the girls will stand up against and put an end to anything that will "kill (our) liberty."

The name was chosen for the band by DSP Entertainment even before the members were chosen. Lee Hyori, who would become the group leader due to Lee Hyori being the oldest, was discovered while taking sticker pictures with her friends and was actually the last to join the group, just before their launch in January 1998. Fin. K.L. debuted officially on May 22, 1998 with their first single "Blue Rain."

It was received quite well, but it was not until their second release from their first album: To My Boyfriend, that Fin. K.L. truly proved their popularity and "To My Boyfriend" became the first of their numerous number 1 hits. Following their fourth album Forever, Hyori launched her solo career: first as an MC, of "Time Machine" and "Happy Together" and then with the release of her first album, Stylish E.

Gillian Chung's Scenes will not be deleted in "Mei Lanfang

After involving in a nude photo scandal, Hong Kong Pop star Gillian Chung of "Twins" still had a hard time to face the fans.


Gillian Chung at the airport after the nude photo scandal

But an industry insider said to Beijing News that her scenes in the movie "Mei Lanfang" will not be deleted.

Director Chen Kaige's new movie "Mei Lanfang" will be on screens at coming December. Gillian plays the role of young wife of 'Mei', the late Peking opera master, in the movie.

Gillian Chung

An industry insider has denied reports that scenes featuring Hong Kong star Gillian Chung will be deleted from the movie "Mei Lanfang". The star has been involved in a nude photo scandal, the Beijing News reports on Tuesday.

Director Chen Kaige's new movie "Mei Lanfang" is set to hit the screens this December. Gillian plays the young wife of Mei, the late Peking opera master in the movie.

Some media reports have suggested that all scenes featuring Gillian will be deleted. Such a suspicion was caused by a promotional booklet released by China Film Group Corporation, the movie's producer during the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The booklet featured several names of the star-studded cast such including Zhang Ziyi and Leon Lai. But Gillian's name was absent.

However, Huang Bin, an assistant of Chen Kaige denied these reports, saying that the film editing has not been completed. The director's final decision is still unknown.

Gillian once tried to return to the stage after being involved in a nude photo scandal. But the pop singer had to stop working after her return to the spotlight drew several complaints from the public.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Marian Rivera Hotter than ever

GMA Kapuso's Pride and Treasure - Ms. Marian Rivera. Can't wait to see her as Darna. I'm sure we'll have more reason to check on her Darna suit like what Angel Locsin did before.


Unbelievable is perhaps the only word fit to describe Marian Rivera’s rise to fame. Years before she was cast to play Marimar in the localized version of the Mexican telenovela, her career was foundering, and she was happy to be in forgettable daytime soap, quickie movies shot on video, and in provincial road shows, along with other talents that couldn’t get regular gigs on television.



Marian Rivera was at that time a name one couldn’t mention in the same breath as Angel Locsin.

Now, it’s the other way around.

Recently, the star of the top-rating Dyesebel on GMA-7 signed a deal with the owners of a clothing manufacturing and retailing concern to be the face and body of Jag Black, a clothing line that for some time had Angel Locsin as its female celebrity model.

Wags have been churning out nasty items about how Marian snagged the deal away from Angel, but the owners of the clothing label say otherwise.

“Angel’s contract with us had expired in May this year,” says my former classmate at the UP Institute of Mass Communication and now Jag’s legal counsel Jorge Cabildo. “Hence, the company is no longer legally bound to keep Angel.”

Becky Aguila said, in a recent interview, that she and her client, Angel, opted not to renew their deal with Jag.


No matter what the circumstances were by which Marian Rivera got into a deal with Jag, the important thing is she will be the clothing line’s celebrity endorser for its new premium denim line Holiday ’07.

The deal will have Marian appearing in Jag’s giant billboards across the archipelago, and that can make her face even more familiar to millions of Filipinos. She will be in what the owners of the label call “cutting-edge collection, features rocking bold denim pieces which were carefully crafted to achieve the best urban styling for the sophisticated jeans cult of this generation.”

“The Jag Black women’s line continues the trend of exuding sensual beauty, without losing its hardcore edge,” they add.

According to them, Marian has a “perfect fusion of sexiness and toughness, sizzling hot actress” making her the ideal “Image Model” for Jag’s new Rock and Romance Denim collection.



Cleaning up Boracay

Some of local Tinsel town’s brightest stars, like Pinoy Big Brother alumni Will Devaughn, Gaby de la Merced and Riza Santos, TV personality Sam Oh, MYX VJ Sanya Smith and model Brad Turvey took time off from their busy schedules to join the Boracay beach cleanup of Nestea Beach 2008.

Nestlé assistant vice president and Nestea consumer marketing manager Tina Samaco says the beach cleanup is just one way by which Nestea gives something back to the environment, particularly the beach, where Nestea has always held its many successful events. Nestea likewise held a beach cleanup activity at the Island Garden City of Samal early this year.

The two-fold beach activity consisted of a shore and underwater cleanup that was participated in by tourists, residents, divers and environmentalists. Nestlé officials like senior vice president and business executive manager for beverages Dennis Austriaco and assistant vice president and Coffee-mate consumer marketing manager Charlene Austriaco also joined the underwater cleanup activity. What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nestea Beach tumblers funded the beach cleanup activity.

Celebrities who joined the beach clean-up activity indeed served as a good example to thousands of vacationers who love to visit Boracay. While they are young, fun-loving and beach-loving, they are responsible individuals who are aware of the importance of preserving the beauty of the environment. It is through activities like these that Nestea hopes to impart environmental awareness among the public, especially those who frequent our country’s lovely beaches.

The Nestea beach cleanup is an annual activity of Nestea Beach, which aims to bolster efforts to clean up our country’s beaches while further raising environmental awareness.

Nestea Beach 2008 got a lot of boost from Havaianas, Speedo, Mikasa, Penshoppe, Tagum Beach Volley Drome at Rotary Park, University of St. La Salle Bacolod, Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, Crystal Sand Beach Resort, Le Soleil de Boracay Hotel, La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel, D’Mall, D’Boracay, Hey! Jude Resort Hotel, Nautilus PJ Arañador Boracay and Boracay Scuba.



Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Angel Locsin fans question FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women ???

Angel Locsin fans question FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women tally
Alarmed by their idol’s irregular performance in this year’s FHM Sexiest Women contest, fans of young actress Angel Locsin (right) cast doubts on the latest results released by the the online site of FHM showing Marian Rivera (left) in the top spot.

The supposed rivalry between Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera has spilled over in this year's voting for the FHM's 100 Sexiest Women.

Recently, fans of Angel are accusing the popular men's magazine of manipulating voting results in favor of the other contenders, and in this case, GMA-7's current darling Marian.

In an e-mail letter disseminated by a certain Grace Smith, a self-confessed Angel Locsin supporter, she said that fellow fans were taken aback by the sudden slide of their idol in the ranking despite the incessant voting being carried out by Angel's ardent supporters.

"Some of my co-supporters had been angered by the sudden drop of online votes for our bet, making Ms. Marian Rivera in the No. 1 spot and Ms. Angel in No. 4. It is only but natural for us to act like that since we've been voting unceasingly," wrote Grace.

"Of course we cannot do that 24 hours a day 7 days a week since most of Angel Locsin supporters are office employees who need to attend to their jobs first and foremost, but as soon as we get home we manage to vote everyday ever since the online voting started. To add, some of our online voters have been banned disabling them to vote further, for no reason at all. In effect, they thought it was the reason why the leading female took the No. 1 spot."

While Angel's fans are not questioning the integrity of FHM, as Grace said, it was clear that the group was bringing up the issue of transparency—an integral element of any contest highly driven by digital media.

"To clear if off, our bet, Miss Angel Locsin has no knowledge or whatsoever with our activities in supporting her to win in the FHM sexiest race. This is our voluntary and heartfelt efforts to make her No.1 in magazine once again," stressed the loyal supporter.

NO MANIPULATION. FHM Digital Publisher Denis Achilles del Callar, on the other hand, scoffed at the allegation, stressing the words: "We do not manipulate results."

Denis emphasized the following key points in a letter sent to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) earlier today:

"Any ‘results' previously released through FHM.com.ph's newsletter specifically states ‘PARTIAL AND INCOMPLETE RESULTS.' This is due to the fact that text votes do not come into our database automatically, they have to be gathered and added to the database—as do written/faxed votes.

"Contrary to the e-mails being circulated, we've never published the number of votes either on-line, through text or through the magazine. Any claim that so and so celebrity was leading last week by several thousand votes is therefore an act of fiction with no basis on reality.

"Also, voting was stricter this year precisely to discourage stars who pay people to do nothing but vote for them all day, only ten votes per day on-line and via text per user/cellphone is possible—unless you own multiple SIMs and user-Ids."

As for the technical glitches occasionally encountered by the phone subscribers, Denis argued that the FHM team absolutely has nothing to do with it.

"We have no control over Smart, Globe, and Sun," he explained. "If their system is currently faulty, it's not our fault and there's nothing we can do about it."

FHM.com.ph has ended the voting for the 100 Sexiest Women. The results will be announced in the July 2008 issue of FHM.

Considered a highly-anticipated affair, the FHM annual event gathers more than a hundred gorgeous female celebrities all in one night. Ranking is based on votes placed by fans and supporters, and the top placer automatically secures the coveted crown plus the distinction of being hailed as the country's sexiest woman.