Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chris Banchero is one of the hottest basketball heartthrobs who makes the fans scream. He has the so-called 'star factor' and star appeal. His face and his body were truly gorgeous!

On the valentines issue of Philippine Star Supreme, a sizzling hot photos of Chris exposing his yummy hot body were featured in their pages.

Check out one of the sexy hot photo of Chris on the said print media:



What can you say about Chris? Do you think he's one of the showbiz' most promising if he push through?! (www.teriescraze.blogspot.com)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Finally, Lea Michele, the reel and real-life girlfriend of the late "Glee" actor Cory Monteith spoke in public regarding the death of boyfriend via the social microblogging site Twitter.

We may recall that after the death of Cory on July 13, 2013, Lea kept silent - she didn't graced any interviews or posting tweets or status online airing her side and emotion regarding the controversial death of boyfriend Cory.

But just this July 29, 2013 almost 10 hours ago, Lea posted in her official twitter account her sweet photo with Cory and tweeted the following lines:

"Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart."

Here is the screenshot of her tweet:



Though hard for now, we are all hoping that Lea will be better soon. Once more, our deepest sympathy for Lea and Cory's family. May you rest in peace and paradise in the hands of our Lord Cory.

Cory and Lea started romance in the hit US musical TV series "Glee" when the two played the characters of onscreen partner Finn Hudson and Rachel Berry respectively! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com) 

For the very first time, the hottest Primetime actors merged together in one team and fight against the campus varsity team. 

The actors namely Gerald Anderson, Derek Ramsay, Ejay Falcon, Marco Alcaraz, Luis Alandy, Matt Evans formed their celebrity group and fight the Campus Varsity Team of STI College Global City in the hard court in an event dubbed as "Celebrity Basketball Campus Edition" on the rainy Sunday night of July 28, 2013  in Makati Colliseum.  

Wearing the yellow basketball jersey uniform, the STI varsity Team bested the celebrity actors with a score of 77-75 in the final round! At the first and second quarters of the game, the celebrity team is leading. But on the second half, the campus varsity proven their power as they bested their favorite celebrity actors!  

The Celebrity Team is composed of the actors from the Kapamilya, Kapatid, and Kapuso networks. The players were Gerald Anderson, Derek Ramsay, Ejay Falcon, Matt Evans, James Blanco, Luis Alandy, Marco Alcaraz, Young JV, Jose Sarasola, Lance Christophers, Japoy Lizaldo, and Fred Payaoan. Of course with the special participation of the PBA Basketball icon Bal David who served as the couch of the celebrity players.  


The Celebrity Basketball Team Versus STI Varsity Team

Gerald Anderson Represents the Celebrity Team on the Start of the Game

Primetime Actors of Kapamilya, Kapatid, and Kapuso in ONE Basketball Team

The event was brought by XFactor Productions Inc. headed by Rocky and Jay Agosto in cooperation with the STI College Global City.  

The good thing about the event is that, it brought together the artists of the three rival networks namely ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7. This time they were not rivals. Rather members of one powerful team!

The event is also an event for a cause. Proceeds of the game will be donated to the chosen charity.

On our next post, catch the live photo coverage of the said exciting event!

Once more many thanks to XFactor Productions Inc. for bringing this very successful event which bridged the gap between the competing networks at the same time helped the chosen charity! Two thumbs up and more power! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


The lawyers of GMA Films President Anna Teresa G. Abrogar filed a motion for the cancellation and forfeiture of the P10,000 bail posted by GMA talent Sarah Lahbati with Branch 59 of the Regional Trial Court of Makati last July 25. The motion, which had the conformity of Asst. City Prosecutor Dalig, likewise sought the issuance of a warrant of arrest against the controversial actress.

This after Lahbati once again left the country on board flight PR 102 bound for Los Angeles on July 16, just four days after the approval of her bail, without seeking prior permission from the Court.

The Makati RTC issued an order on May 20 finding probable cause to sustain the filing of a libel case against Lahbati.  The order simultaneously fixed a P10,000 bail for her provisional liberty and issued a warrant of arrest against her. But the warrant of arrest was not served to Lahbati because she left the country for Switzerland soon after the filing of the complaint-affidavit for libel against her. On July 12, Lahbati returned to Manila and immediately posted bail. Four days after, Lahbati again left the country without the Court’s permission.

Under Section 23 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure, “an accused released on bail may be re-arrested without the necessity of a warrant if he attempts to depart from the Philippines without permission of the court where the case is pending.” (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)



Due to consistent high ratings and public demand, ABS-CBN's afternoon series "Dugong Buhay" starring Kapamilya Gold hunk Ejay Falcon has been extended until September this year.

“The whole cast and crew are so happy about the extension of our show. It only proves that all our efforts and hardwork pay off and that we get to entertain a lot of people,” said Ejay. “I am also glad that our viewers will get to know the new Victor better and that they will be part of his future life battles.”

Since “Dugong Buhay” premiered last April, afternoon viewers instantly got hooked with the TV remake of Carlo J. Caparas’ novel and cinematic production of the hit Kapamilya action-drama series directed by Toto Natividad.

The narrative of “Dugong Buhay” is so striking that Ejay himself is fascinated with its story and his well-known character Victor. “I’m so connected with my role that sometimes I feel that we are one and the same person. But in real life, I am just like Victor who values his family so much.”

Ejay further shared that TV viewers will surely get more hooked with their show as the next episodes will feature intense action-packed encounters among the powerful men of the De Lara family.

“There are still a lot of heavy action and dramatic scenes that our viewers should watch out for. They should witness how extreme fury would consume Victor and what he would do to destroy his own family,” shared Ejay.

Don't miss the heart-pounding scenes in “Dugong Buhay” every afternoon after “My Little Juan” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
Kim Chiu look-alike who just recently won in Eat Bulaga's gay beauty pageant "Super Sireyna" got very controversial after winning the pageant. It is because, her photo scandals showing her private parts spread on the world-wide web and get viral.  

Here are some of her photos courtesy of Fashion Pulis.Com via Facebook: Franxa Garcia and Fashion PULIS reader.



In real life, the Kim Chiu look-alike is Francine Garcia, dubbed as the “Queen of the Jungle” from Quezon City.

She was crowned as Super Sireyna Queen of Queens 2013 on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Resorts World Manila Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City during the final competition.


Francine bested 7 other grand finalists for the P300,000.00 cash prize, half of which, will be donated to her chosen charity. She also won the Facebook Dabarkads Choice with P10,000 cash prize.

What can you say about those scandalous photos?! Are they real or edited?! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
The Optimum Star Claudine Barretto is again on the limelight. It's not because of her showbiz comeback for a new movie or teleserye. Rather of another fight with husband Raymart Santiago.

The actress has filed a Temporary Protection Order against Raymart Santiago on Monday July 29, 2013 in Marikina Regional Trial Court proving the rift with her husband.


Claudine is led down the stairs by her attorney, Ferdinand Topacio, at the Marikina Regional Trial Court on Monday. (Photo Courtesy of Interaksyon.Com)

Claudine and her attorney didn't give a full detail of why the actress filed a TRO against her husband. But on the statement of the actress and her attorney, they gave a glimpse of what the issue is all about.

Here is the Atty. Ferdinand Topacio's statement courtesy of ABS-CBN News:

"She has been under intense and tremendous emotional stress. Mula pa po noong Sabado nung pinatawag niya po ako. Actually nagdadalawang isip po talaga siya. Ang pag-file po nitong TPO ay hers and only hers.

Kami ay umaasa na ito ay agarang maaprubahan. Ang hinihiling namin dito ay hindi makalapit si Mr. Raymart Santiago sa aking kliyente at sa mga bata, na hindi po magkaroon ng actual physical threat.
Marami po kaming hinihiling doon sapagkat napagkaalaman namin na may mga armas na pag-aari, high-powered firearms si Mr. Santiago at ito po ay kasama sa TPO pati ang pagbibigay ng suporta.

Sana ay bigyan natin ng privacy si Ms. Barretto dahil ito po ay it was a very painful decision for her to make. Talagang namilipit siya ng husto, physically, emotionally, mentally bago niya napagdesisyunan ito."  


Claudine even graced an interview with DZMM, the radio arm of her former home network ABS-CBN. Here is the transcript of her interview:

"Siyempre may pinagdaraanan at hindi okay. But as far as trying my best to be okay for my children, to be strong for my children and for my family.

Ayaw ko talagang magsalita. I am not ready to talk. I don't want to talk. I just want to be protected. I just want my children to be protected. Yun lang masasabi ko."
 

What do you think is the real reason why the optimum star filed a TRO against her husband?! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Actor JC De Vera is now officially a Kapamilya after signing a two-year contract with ABS-CBN today (July 29). “Admittedly, I am nervous and I am very overwhelmed because it’s a dream come true to be a Kapamilya,” said JC.  He revealed that he will start taping for an upcoming teleserye in August. He also said that he is open to do any role whether for drama, action, and even comedy. 

“I am very willing to do all the projects the management will offer,” he said. 



Present during the signing were ABS-CBN TV production head Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN broadcast head Cory Vidanes, JC de Vera, ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, talent handler Necie Concio (representing JC’s manager, Leo Dominguez) and ABS-CBN business unit head Deo Endrinal. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
GMA Network’s Mundo Mo’y Akin continues to dominate nationwide primetime viewing according to data of the industry's widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

For the period of July 15-19 (based on overnight data), Mundo Mo’y Akin defeated all its ABS-CBN counterparts in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM), Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

In NUTAM, the program registered an average household rating of 25 percent versus ABS-CBN’s Muling Buksan Ang Puso’s 24.4 percent and Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala’s 20.2 percent.




For the same period in Urban Luzon, it scored an average household rating of 29.7 percent versus Muling Buksan Ang Puso’s 21.8 percent and Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala’s 18.3 percent. In Mega Manila, it got an average household rating of 32.2 percent against Muling Buksan Ang Puso’s 21 percent and Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala’s 18.2 percent.

Mundo Mo’y Akin has currently become one of the favorite primetime programs in the country. Loyal supporters and viewers of the series should expect more intense and exciting episodes as the ugly Marilyn played by Louise delos Reyes transforms into a very beautiful and ravishing lady after undergoing plastic surgery. Also, the tables are turned between Darlene and Marilyn as the former is now a waitress while later affirms herself as the rightful heir of the Carbonel’s riches.

How will Lauren Young as Darlene and Alden Richards as Jerome react with this big revelation on Marilyn’s new look? Now that she is back, will Marilyn give Jerome a second chance at love? How much is Marilyn willing to sacrifice just to take revenge on Darlene?

Mundo Mo’y Akin airs Monday to Friday after Anna Karenina on GMA Telebabad. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
Bugz Daigo, an avenger of Starstruck Season 3 broke his silence when he revealed in public his relationship with the transgender beauty queen Hazel Timonera. His exclusive interview was aired in the July 27, 2013 episode of GMA-7's showbiz-oriented program "Startalk."    

Check out the sweet photos of Bugz and Hazel which were now spreading in the world-wide web:




After "Starstruck," Bugz left showbiz and became a dancer and choreographer in Macau where he met Hazel. 

Bugz also revealed that he had a past relationship with a half-Swiss woman whom he got a child with. Their relationship did not last. The woman return to Switzerland with their son.

Bugz is the batch mate of Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal, and Arci Munoz in "Starstruck" Season 3. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


Starstruck Avenger Bugz Daigo becomes controversial today after he opened in public his relationship with the transgender beauty queen Hazel Timonera.

Bugz aired his side on the exclusive interview of "Startalk" which was aired on their July 27, 2013 episode. But prior to that, Manay Lolit Solis revealed the issue on Arnold Clavio's morning radio program in DZBB.

 Here is the interview of Bugz courtesy of "Startalk"


 
According to Bugz, he opened their relationship on public to prove to the people that he is not after the money of Hazel. "Hindi ko pineperahan si Hazel," he explained. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


"I Need to Find Myself..." This is perhaps the most remarkable line of Billy Joe Crawford uttered in Philippine TV speaking about his breakup with girlfriend of four years Nikki Gil.

Billy opened up airing his side in the ABS-CBN entertainment program "The Buzz" in their recent July 28, 2013 episode five days after their controversial breakup.

Here is the transcript of Billy's answers to the interview explaining his side on the issue:

“She is a dream come true when it comes to finding the right one. It’s hard to find the right one when you really know that you yourself is not the one,”

“I forgot what makes me happy.” “She has no fault. I’m not a perfect guy. I’ve done some things that I’ve regret, but she supported me. She understood. She was there. But I tend to go home by myself. I’m the one who’s completely lost and I’m searching. I asked her. Give me a chance to find myself.”

“I tend to hurt her. And I don’t really want this interview for sympathy. Whatever happens happens.” “I have to start from scratch. I need to try to find what was making me happy before.”

“It’s so hard to love someone, and to continue on if I don’t love myself, if I’m unhappy. I can’t force her to be the certain person that I wanted her to be and vice versa. It’s so hard because I’m searching because I just don’t know.” “People see me every day. They just don’t see me when I’m home. I love her (Nikki). I still do. But it’s unfair to continue. I became distant.”

“I learned that importante na mahanap mo muna sarili mo. I think kung maligaya ka, mas madaling magpaligaya ng tao. Hindi ko sya napaligaya. Nasaktan ko sya. She’s an amazing person.” “I hope you understand. That’s really all” “For the sake of my life lang. This will be the last time that I will talk about what happened. This is the first and the last that I will talk about our relationship.”

“I just really wanted to say I’m sorry.”

Transcript courtesy of The Web Magazine | Photos from ABS-CBN News

Based on Billy's interview, what do you think is the real reason of their breakup?! Read between the lines. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

For the  first time, Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales will be paired in the upcoming ABS-CBN Primetime TV Series which is set to air very soon this year.

Hearing the good news from the Kapamilya station, many got excited to see the fresh, new, and perfect tandem of the two teleserye royalties. Even a monicker for the love team of Angel and Jericho called "EchoGel" is now very popular!

The tandem of Jericho and Angel was finally first seen on TV! Yes, this is via the role-play segment of "It's Showtime" called Sine Mo To just this Saturday, July 27, 2013 when the two became guest co-hosts of the show.

Well, check out the tandem of Angel and Jericho below from the noontime show:


Are you able to watch Angel and Echo in the said episode of "It's Showtime"? What can you say about their tandem? Do they have the so-called 'perfect chemistry?'

The said TV series of Angel and Echo is still untitled yet. But it will be of a different drama with an intriguing twist! Maja Salvador and Jake Cuenca join Angel and Echo in their teleserye! Exciting! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

Saturday, July 27, 2013



Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap's hit romantic-comedy series "Be Careful With My Heart" has become a worldwide phenomenon that local and global Filipinos are watching it on air through ABS-CBN and online via iWanTV.com.ph. Its impressive nationwide TV ratings even surpassed GMA primetime shows.

Based on the data last Thursday (July 25) from Kantar Media that cover urban and rural homes nationwide, "Be Careful With My Heart" garnered 23% national TV ratings, besting all six primetime shows of GMA namely, Binoy Henyo (10.3%), 24 Oras (17.9%), Anna Karenina (21.7%), Mundo Mo'y Akin (21.7%), My Husband's Lover (15.6%), and The Innocent Man (8.5%).

With the recent twists and turns in the story, Maya (Jodi) and Ser Chief’s (Richard) legions of fans will surely won’t miss a single episode of “Be Careful With My Heart” notably now that the parents of Richard, especially his mother Doña Esmeralda Lim (Marissa Delgado), are making efforts to know her ‘girlfriend’ better. Will Doña Esmeralda wholeheartedly accept Maya as her son’s new love? How will Richard help Maya to win his parents’ support for their relationship?

Don’t miss "Be Careful With My Heart," weekdays, 11:45am, before "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN Primetanghali. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
This Saturday, the hit ABS-CBN sitcom "Toda Max" goes on "Home Along Da Riles!" As part of their tribute to the legendary comedy show of Dolphy in the Kapamilya network, the show will relive some of the important scenes in the sitcom.

Angel Locsin and Vhong Navarro will reprise the characters of Azon and Kevin Cosme which originally played by Nova Villa and Dolphy.

Check out the photos of Angel and Vhong below shared by Angel's Facebook Fan Page as they relive the most-loved comic characters:


To give more life to the show, Vandolf, the son of Dolphy is the guest star in this Saturday's show. Vandolf is also part of the original "Home Along Da Riles" casts wherein he played Baldo, the youngest son of Kevin!

Are you excited for the "Home Along Da Riles' episode of "Toda Max"  this Saturday?! Definitely! Can't wait and see! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)  
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were reel and real life love team. Their romance bloom when they paired together in the hit US musical TV series "Glee" wherein they played the characters of Finn Hudson and Lea Michele respectively.

Last July 13, 2013, Cory was found lifeless in his room in Vancouver, Canada due to drug and alcohol overdose. The incident shocked the people around the world breaking their hearts. Their favorite love team will no longer prosper.

As part of our unlimited tribute to this Hollywood heartthrob actor, let me share with you one of the sexy-sweet photo together of Cory and Lea. Here it goes:


With a caption of "Love,"  Cory and Lea were really looking perfect together! Their tandem was truly remarkable not only in "Glee" but also in international showbiz as well!

Meanwhile, the "Glee" production will air a special tribute to Cory Monteith. The next season of the TV series is moved to air on September 25, 2013 in Fox Channel.

You will stay forever in our heart Cory Monteith a.k.a Finn Hudson! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


Award-winning actress Gretchen Barretto was a personal choice of Pinoy Soap Opera Queen Judy Ann Santos to play the new character in ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime drama series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.”

“It really felt so good that I was personally handpicked by Judy Ann,” said Gretchen, who accepted the role of Attorney Eva Custodio despite the fact that she will soon start taping for her own upcoming teleserye. “It’s really a dream to work with Juday that’s why I did not let the chance pass by. We all know that in her generation, she's really one of the best, if not the best.”

Gretchen added that through her special participation in “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala,” she was able to realize how bless she is right now. “Sometimes, I forget to be grateful, but I am truly thankful that I have a good career and I get to work with very talented people,” said Gretchen. “It's flattering to still be very much in the business after so many years and to be a Kapamilya is such a blessing.”

When asked about her insight about the teleserye’s women empowerment advocacy, La Greta said that she totally supports the cause. “I encourage all women to go out, work, and empower themselves because with that, nobody can abuse them. You only get abused because you allow people to do it,” she expressed.

Meanwhile, "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" recently revealed the fiercer Anessa (Judy Ann) after having been rescued by Dr. Maria Balaguer (Amalia Fuentes). How will the new Anessa change the lives of Eros (Sam Milby), Alexis (KC Concepcion) and the whole Diomedes family? What will Atty. Custodio do to help Anessa in her new ‘mission’ in life?

Don’t miss the fast-paced story of "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala," weeknights, after "Muling Buksan Ang Puso" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

Hunk actor Rodjun Cruz joins the casts of the controversial hit Primetime TV series "My Husband's Lover." The brother of the Kapamilya actor Raver Cruz was introduced in the Friday episode of the said teleserye.  

On Instagram, Rodjun posed pictures of him together with the series lead actors Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo

What do you think will be the part of Rodjun in the life and love story of Vincent (Tom) and Eric (Dennis). Do you think he will form a new love triangle in the story now a Tom-Dennis-Rodjun triangle?! How about Carla Abellana who is now getting fiercer?! 

How important is Rodjun's character in "My Husband's Lover"? Well, let's watch and see as MHL continues to dominate the primetime beating its rivals! (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


The rivalry between the school bad boy and little miss perfect is set aside, revealing true feelings as Benj (Nash Aguas) rescues Lexie (Alexa Ilacad) in this Sunday’s (July 28) episode of “LUV U”.

After all the chaos that the teens had caused, particularly with sabotaged long test review sessions and photo scandal ideas, Principal Spencer (Smokey Manaloto) decides to announce a warning to the students that if any other nasty pranks are to happen on campus, the next step that he would have to take would be to inform their parents of their bad behavior.

Benj, often not given enough affection by his busy mom and dad, takes this as an opportunity to get their attention. He cooks up another sneaky scheme, actually hoping to get himself into trouble—but the problem is that other people, particularly Lexie, are put at risk by his actions.

Meanwhile, another unlikely friendship is about to be formed as Archie (Kobi Vidanes) notices that Shirley (Sharlene San Pedro) has been going to class without food or allowance.

Stay tuned for a surprising turn of events that are about to take place between the boys and the girls this Sunday (July 28) in “LUV U”, airing after “ASAP 18” on ABS-CBN Channel 2. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

Justin (Vhong Navarro) dreams up and plays out his favorite character, Kevin Cosme—one of Comedy King Dolphy’s signature roles, as this week’s episode of “Toda Max” takes on its own version of “Home Along Da Riles”.

Justin had recently been watching “Home Along Da Riles” on Jeepney TV in tribute to the Comedy King. Finding himself completely engrossed in the show, he eventually drifts off, dreaming—and in a strange turn of events, he comes to realize that he has actually turned into Kevin Kosme.

Meanwhile, Lady G (Pokwang) is in contact with a negotiator, Miss Abad (Kaye Abad), who brings along her faithful right hand (Vandolph) to Beverly Gils. Miss Abad proposes to increase productivity in the area by turning it into a commercial space. However, for that to happen, Beverly Gils would have to be demolished.

As all of this is happening, Justin continues to imagine himself in “Home Along Da Riles”—but coincidentally, Miss Abad also intends to destroy the homes beside the railways in order to pursue the same plan.

Don’t miss out on “Toda Max” this Saturday (July 27) as it pays a special tribute to the King of Comedy, guest starring no less than Dolphy’s son Vandolph and Kaye Abad. “Toda Max” airs on ABS-CBN Channel 2 after “Maalaala Mo Kaya”. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

Teleserye King Coco Martin and “My Little Juan” lead star Izzy Canillo will treat viewers with a ‘Juan fun weekend’ as they join in the star-studded celebration of “ASAP 18” this Sunday (July 28). Coco and Izzy will unleash their ‘supah powers’ in their special production number for the grand launch of “Juan dela Cruz Official Soundtrack Volume 2,” together with “Pilipinas Got Talent 4” grand winner Roel Manlangit, who is one of the featured singers in the album.

Get ready to fall in love and have fun with the special visit of the lead stars of Star Cinema’s upcoming movie “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?” Kim Chiu and Xian Lim; must-see barkada surprise of Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Iya Villania, and Billy Crawford; and ASAP Kapamilya’s special launch of “ASAP 18”s latest and must-have merchandise.

Witness the world-class singing talent of Filipinos in the jaw-dropping special musical number of 2013 World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) senior and junior grand champion performers of the world Beverly Caimen and Aldeza Ianna dela Torre; the 14th World Folklore Festival grand champion Bayanihan; and the first prize winner of 67th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Children's Choir Festival, Hail Mary The Queen Children’s Choir.

Celebrate life and love with the romantic engagement celebration of beauty queen Shamcey Supsup together with Sam Milby, Erik Santos, and Jericho Rosales; and back-to-back-to-back birthday blowouts of Jed Madela, Chokoleit with Pokwang, and Arron Villaflor with Erich Gonzales and Robi Domingo.

Meanwhile, Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano will share another heartwarming and touching story in ‘With Love Gary V’ segment, together with child stars Amy Nobleza, Philip Nolasco, Angelo Garcia, and Belle Mariano. It will be followed by the show-stopping performance of ultimate multimedia star Toni Gonzaga in ‘T Zone;’ and mesmerizing vocal act of international singing sensation Charice.

Prepare for the hottest showdown of dance floor royalties Maja Salvador and Shaina Magdayao in the ‘supah hot clash dance’ MASH; ballroom-inspired backtrack treat of Nikki Gil, Empress, at Iza Calzado; and breathtaking Supahdance showcase prepared by John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Sam Concepcion, and KC Concepcion.

Also, watch out for another hair-raising musical spectacle from Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, and Yeng Constantino.

Join in the fun in the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 18” this Sunday, 12 noon, on ABS-CBN. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


The artists’ voices have been heard.   The coaches’ chairs have already turned.

This Sunday (July 28), a more intense vocal showdown will start as all 52 artists compete and level up in the much-awaited ‘Battles’ round of the country’s top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show “The Voice of the Philippines.”

After coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga complete their teams of 13 artists each, the artists who belong to the same team must then face off in the Battle stage for the next round of eliminations.

The coaches will determine the ‘pairings’ or the pairs of artists who will compete in the Battles. The coaches will also pick the songs a 'pairing' must sing together to determine who will stay and who will go. At the end of the match-up, the coach must pick which artist will be sent home, and which artist will move on to the Live Shows.

Since each teams have 13 artists each, one ‘pairing’ per team will be composed of three artists who will surely heat up the vocal battle even more.

Who will be paired up with whom? Whose dream will continue and whose dream will soon end?

Before that, find out who will complete the teams first in the last day of the Blind Auditions tomorrow (July 27).

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


Star Cinema Managing Director Malou Santos was recently awarded for her outstanding communications mastery and brilliance in the 2013 Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO Excel) Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines.
As Star Cinema celebrates its 20th anniversary, Santos was recognized and praised by the prestigious award-giving body for her strategic and effective use of communication in the mission of ABS-CBN’s movie arm to share stories of inspiration and hope to all Filipinos.

“Communication is the heart and soul of our work,” said Santos. “Through songs, movies, shows, and radio programs, we are able to tell to the whole world the touching and uplifting stories of every Filipino.”

Under her leadership, Star Cinema became known as the no.1 film studio in the country that brought the Philippine movie industry closer to the hearts of Filipinos through the production of top-caliber films. To date, Star Cinema has produced all the top 10 highest grossing Filipino movies of all time--“Sisterakas,” “It Takes A Man and A Woman,” “The Mistress,” “Praybeyt Benjamin,” and “No Other Woman.”

To support the independent movie industry in the country, Santos also launched and introduced the maindie (mainstream-indie) cinema brand Skylight Films to produce much edgier films like “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” and “Bromance.”

As ABS-CBN’s Senior Vice President for TV Drama, Santos is also the main person behind the success of Asia’s longest-running and award-winning drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” and other world-class primetime dramas such as “Pangako Sa’yo,” “Lobo,” "Magkaribal," "Maging Sino Ka Man," and “Immortal,” which all became a major hit in other countries like Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Aside from Santos, IABC Philippines also awarded ABS-CBN’s Head of Digital Media Donald Lim with a CEO Excel Award for his successful leadership as the Founding President of Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP). IMMAP is the leading association of digital marketing professionals in the country that Lim created to further promote and level up the industry in the age of high technology.

The CEO Excel Awards is the annual award-giving event of IABC that recognizes top-level business leaders in the country who masterfully and effectively champion the use of excellent communication as a business strategy. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
Another  'kilig' moment of the country's hottest love team is set to witness this Saturday along with a million prize!

Fans would usually scream at the sight of them but this Saturday (July 27), sought-after loveteam Kim Chiu and Xian Lim will be the ones screaming at the sight of 24 briefcases being opened one by one as they play in the hit weekend game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal.”

The KimXi bond will be put to test as Kim and Xian attempt to make the best deal with the Banker and win up to P2 million.





This early, fans are already creating a buzz about the episode on various social networking sites after the episode’s TV plug showed “kilig” moments between the two certified 'crush ng bayan.'

Will the “Bakit Hindi ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” stars emerge victorious? Or will they end up asking themselves why they didn’t win the million at the end of the game?

Find out this Saturday (July 27) in “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal," after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN. Tweet your thoughts and reactions via Twitter using the hashtag #KapamilyaDOND. (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

After Daniel Padilla, another member from the Padilla clan of actors is finding his way into the world of show business, and with his stance and manner of speaking that is typical of a “Padilla,” he is starting to show signs of being the next “Bad Boy of Philippine Television.”

Showbiz newcomer RJ Padilla is Robin Padilla’s nephew and Daniel Padilla’s half brother.  He is the son of Rommel Padilla, elder brother of Robin and Bebe Gandanghari. 

Recently, the 24 year-old kapuso actor astounded the audience at a regional show in Batangas City when he unexpectedly took his shirt off in the middle of his production number.  Members of the audience screamed at the sight of RJ’s – take note -- six pack abs!

In an interview after the event, RJ revealed that he did not plan to flaunt his chiselled torso but when he saw how encouraging the audience was, he decided to push his limits further and gave them one hell of a show!


Asked whether it won’t bother him to be branded as the “Justin Beiber of the Philippines” after his “going shirtless” act, he brushed off the idea saying that his half brother, Daniel Padilla, is better suited for the title.

“Masarap yung feeling na maraming nagulat [sa ginawa ko] kasi dati akong payat: nag-umpisa ako na 113 lbs. lang ang timbang ko kaya malaking achievement din na makuha ko yung 135 lbs. na weight ko ngayon,” said RJ.

The young actor started serious workout when he was 20.

“Nag-we-weights ako tapos training, Yaw-Yan (Filipino style of kickboxing) at Muay Thai, so disiplina talaga.  Masarap yung feeling na yung mga paghihirap ko ay [nagkakaroon ng bunga],” he shared.

Despite RJ’s display of confidence and machismo on stage, he admitted that he was actually quite nervous about the act. “Kung napansin [nila] yung jacket ko umaagos ang pawis ko sa kaba. Kasi ‘pag ganun ka rami yung crowd kailangan maiangat ko yung energy nila, kailangan lahat gawin ko para mabuhay sila,” he confessed.

A lucky audience member also went home with RJ’s necklace and a kiss on the cheek, while another one with the actor’s tank top. 

“Basta mapasaya ko ang mga tao, OK sa akin,” declared RJ.

RJ is one of the stars of “With A Smile.” He feels blessed to be given such a big break by GMA Network, which gave him the opportunity to act alongside lead stars Christian Bautista, Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres.  RJ is also one of the final 10 new members (or ‘Bagong Gang’) of the longest running gag show in the Philippines, “Bubble Gang.”

“Napakasarap ng pakiramdam,” shared RJ. “Nagpapasalamat nga ako sa Diyos kasi napaka-laking blessing para sa akin na makasama ko ang mga magagaling na artista katulad nina Mikael Daez, Andrea Torres, Christian Bautista, Direk Louie Ignacio, etc. Thankful ako na napabilang ako sa cast ng ‘With A Smile.’”

Childhood Dream

Being a TV star is RJ’s childhood dream. In fact, when he was still in elementary (primary school), he tried to convince his parents to allow him to enter show business but they didn’t like the idea.

“Ayaw lang talaga ng mga magulang ko lalo na yung erpats (father) ko kasi gusto nila makapagtapos ako sa pag-aaral. Si erpats kasi napagdaanan niya na e, matagal tagal na rin naman siya sa industriya at alam niya na ang takbo sa industriyang ito. Siyempre hindi rin siya nakapagtapos at nandun yung panghihinayang niya kaya gusto niya yung mga anak niya makapagtapos.”

Now that finally he’s found a gateway to the industry, RJ swears to flex his muscles – figuratively – and push his limits as far as acting is concerned.

“Gusto ko talaga comedy pero para sa akin, bilang artista kailangan lahat ay kaya mong gampanan. Gusto kong i-push ang sarili ko sa kung hanggan saan kaya,” he said.

Lovelife

For the interest of girls (and gays), RJ says he is “loveless” at the moment and admits that he is searching for “the one.” He hopes to find a girl – within or outside of showbiz – that is as lovely as his showbiz crush Carla Abellana.

“Grabe, patay na patay ako sa kanya kasi sobrang mahinhin siya tapos yung mukha mala-anghel, tapos yung smile – wow grabe – ang sweet ng smile niya. Masarap maka-eksena yung mga ganun, talagang nanamnamin mo e,” admitted the young actor.

Should Carla Abellana’s boyfriend Geoff Eigenmann be threatened by RJ Padilla’s six pack abs? (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)


ABS-CBN's entertainment talk show, "Showbiz Inside Report" will air this Saturday (July 27) an in-depth report on the controversial break-up of international singing sensation Billy Crawford and actress-singer-VJ Nikki Gil.

After almost five years of being together, what triggered the showbiz couple to call it quits?

Meanwhile, "Showbiz Inside Report" will also feature the memorable birthday surprise of Bea Alonzo for her boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo and the 'SIR-tified' exclusive interview with Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas, who just came back from her vacation in the US.

Don't miss the trending showbiz talk show of ABS-CBN, “Showbiz Inside Report,” this Saturday, 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” (www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)

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