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DORA THE EXPLORER THE MOVIE

Posted in Actress, Best Actress, Comedy, Entertainment, Oscars Red Carpet with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by Eduard Orgel

2012 Oscars Red Carpet Report Card

Posted in Actor, Best Actor, Best Actress, Broadway, Celibrity Couple, Comedy, Oscars Red Carpet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Eduard Orgel

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Mr. Gay World pageant, March 13 sa Club Mwah!

Posted in Clubs, Comedy, dennis adobas, Gay World, Host with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

By: Dennis Adobas

Tuloy na tuloy na at wala nang urungan ang Mr. Gay World international personality-talent search na sa unang pagkakataon ay gaganapin dito sa Pilipinas!  Sa March 13 na ito at guess kung saan ang venue?  Not less than the globally popular Club Mwah!

Yes, ang Club Mwah na siyang venue ng mga world-class na palabas at siyang favorite venue for private parties, product launches, business confabs at kung anik-anik!

More than 30 countries na ang nag-confirm na magpadala ng kanilang representative!

Mr. Boy Abunda, the King of Talk will host the finals night on March 13 with able assistance from Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman and Wilma Doesnt.

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The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation, in partnership with the Filipinas Heritage Library, closes its “Young Artists Series 2011” with the performance of one of the country’s most promising young tenors today, Nohmer Nival slated  on March 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the  Filipinas Heritage Library (formerly Nielson Tower),  Ayala Triangle,  Makati City.  This concert is made possible with the support of BusinessWorld, Highlife and Lyric Piano.

Nohmer is winner of the 2007 National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA).  With his beautiful tone, liquidity of phrasing and most of all, his inept musicality, Nohmer has performed in most of the major productions produced by the UST Conservatory of Music including the zarzuelas “Bukas May Liwanag” by Dr. Rose Ruertollano,  “Something to Crow About” by National Artist for Literature Dr. Alejandro Roces,  Peter Illych Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin” and Johann Strauss’ “ Die Fledermaus”.

Nohmer continues to hone his artistry through attending workshops and masterclasses held in the country including those given by American voice pedadogue Dr. Marcin Keenza, Austrian-based Filipino tenor Abdul Candao, Italian tenor Gian Luca Pasolini, and the sensational Filipino tenor, Arthur Espiritu.

Nohmer is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance under the tutelage of renowned tenor Randy Gilongo at the UST Conservatory of Music.   A former member of the UST Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble, he regularly performs at Paco Park and at the Concert at the Park.

For this concert, Nohmer will perform music by Rossini, Tosti, Vaughn, William and Donizetti.

For tickets, please call TicketWorld at 891-9999, MCO Foundation at 750-0768 or 0920-9540053 and Filipinas Heritage Library at 892-1801 or 0927-5612413.

(The MCO Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit, 25-year old organization; dedicated to the promotion of cultural arts. Its “Young Artists Series” is one of the Foundation’s programs which aim to give the experience, endorsement, and exposure to young and highly-talented artists through performance opportunities.)###

Brillante at Alice Dixson sa Club Mwah!

Posted in Actor, Actress, Cannes, Clubs, Comedy, Comedy King's, Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

By: Dennis Adobas

Patuloy ang pagiging meeting place ng mga celebrities ng Club Mwah.  Last Friday night, February 25, nagtagpo ang 2009 Cannes Filmfest Palm D’Or Best Director na si Brillante Mendoza at ang comebacking actress na si Alice Dixson!

Kasama ni Brillante ang ilang taong involved sa katatapos niya lang na ginawang pelikula, ang “PREY”:  actress Evelyn Vargas, production staffer Cherry Cornell, PR man Rene Durian, new actor Raymund Nullan, Centerstage Production line producer Larry Castillo at iba pa.  Kasama naman ni Alice ang mother niya at ilang family friends.

In-acknowledge ng Club Mwah producer na si Pocholo Malillin ang presence nina Brillante at Alice sa finale ng show.  Tinawag pa ni Poch si Brillante at pinapunta sa stage.  Pinalakpakan ang filmmaker ng mga manonood na 80% ay Spanish, French and American citizens.  Kilala pala siya globally at aware ang mga ito na Pinoy siya!
By: Dennis Adobas

Nagkumustahan naman sina Poch at Evelyn na magkaklase pala noon sa San Sebastian College.

Enjoy na enjoy ang lahat sa palabas ng Follies de Mwah consisting of the following production numbers:  an excerpt from “Showgirl”, “Real Woman Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty” (from “West Side Story”), isang dance remix featuring red fairies with wings, “Move, Move, Move” nina Beyonce Knowles at Jennifer Hudson (from “Dreamgirls”), isang thematic fashion show ng mga models na nakasuot ng identical gold gowns, blonde wigs and golden accessories (“Putting on the Ritz”), “Mama Morton” (excerpt from “Chicago”), “Murder on Motown District”, “Motorcycle Patrol”, “Look At Me” (impersonation of Jennifer Hudson from “Chicago”), “How Much is the Doggie”;

“Shanti, Shanti” by Madonna with Indian choreography complete with elephant onstage, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (impersonation of  Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle), ballet interpretation of “On A Clear Day” segue to “Maybe This Time” and the finale “We Are What We Are” from “La Cage Au Follies”.

Club Mwah is the most-talked about Philippine venue of world-class performances, an ultra-glamorous entertainment club, theater-bar, disco and events venue.  Now on its sixth year, it has been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Award Council as Most Outstanding Theater Club in Asia (2007) and a recipient of Global Award of Excellence (2008).

Club Mwah is situated at 652 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City (near the City Hall).  It is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  For reservations, call 5322826 or 5357948.  For more information, videos and photos of Club Mwah, visit its website www.clubmwah.com, the most viewed entertainment website!

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines is going digital!

Imagine the nation’s treasures and audio-visual collection of Philippine arts and culture digitized and preserved for the benefit of future generations!

On Wednesday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m., at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) we will take part in the unfolding of history as EMC, the leading information infrastructure solutions provider and the CCP embark on a new milestone of digital technology.

Digital Heritage powered by EMC!

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The retro film showing of Mario O’Hara’s almost forgotten gem of a film “Bagong Hari” on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2pm at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde of the Cultural Center of the Philippines will surely be a reunion of sort of award-winning actors and film production people associated with the veteran filmmaker-scriptwriter-actor.

“Bagong Hari” is the launching vehicle into solo action stardom of then SOS stuntman Dan Alvaro (my first ward and talent).  With him in the cast are Robert Arevalo, Joel Torre, Elvira Manahan, Ruel Vernal, Celso Ad Castillo, Carmi Martin, Toby Alejar, Glaiza Herradura and other supporting actors.

The script of “Bagong Hari” was written by Frank Rivera.  The musical scorer Tony Aguilar garnered an URIAN award for this film.

See you there!

Liezl, Gladys, Leah and Cathy: New MTRCB members!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Comedy, Entertainment, Host, MTRCB, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

Gladys Reyes

Gladys Reyes

May apat na mga bagong members ng Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) na matatawag na “laking showbiz”.  They are Liezl S. Martinez, Gladys Reyes, Leah Navarro and Cathy Babao-Guballa.

Liezl doesn’t need a detailed introduction to our readers na 40 years of age or older.  Batang showbiz siya talaga being the only daughter of movie queen Amalia Fuentes and estranged actor-husband Romeo Vasquez (surnamed Sumilang in real life, thus the “S” as Liezl’s middle initial) and being the wife of actor-filmmaker Albert Martinez.  She was also a child actress and this fact all the more makes her a showbiz insider.

Dating MTRCB reviewer din si Amalia Fuentes na nag-resign nang ma-approve ang appointment ni Liezl kasi may prohibition sa dalawang mag-anak na parehong nasa Board.

Si Gladys naman ay artista na mula pagkabata.  Kilala siya bilang kontrabida ni Judy Ann Santos sa “Mara Clara” (the original version).  Asawa niya ang aktor na si Christopher Roxas whose surname, Sommereux, ay siya niyang ginagamit sa Board.

Dating sikat na singer si Leah Navarro whose hit songs include “Kailangan Kita”, “Ligaw Tingin”.  Nawala siya sa eksena noong nagpunta siya sa Amerika at nagtrabaho sa mga Hollywood productions as talent caster.  When she resurfaced, naging aktibista siya at sumama sa mga protest rally at demo!

Isang napakahusay na writer/author si Cathy Babao-Guballa who writes feature articles and a regular column sa Lifestyle section ng Philippine Daily Inquirer.  May foundation siya which takes care of cancer-stricken kids na pinangalanan niyang Migui’s Corner in memory of her own son who died of a rare case of cancer at a very young age.

Bakit batang showbiz si Cathy?  Siya ay anak lang naman ng multi-awarded veteran actress na si Caridad Sanchez!  Pinsan niya ang sikat na TV newscaster na si Julius Babao.

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Tuwang-tuwa raw ang MTRCB Chairperson na si Grace Poe-Llamanzares sa bagong composition ng Board.

Narito ang kumpletong listahan ng bagong MTRCB members:  Robert Andrews, Ma. Lourdes Bautista, Jaime Alan Bengzon, Manuel A. Buising, Patrocinia Datu Binungcal, Gabriela Roldan-Concepcion, Maria Ines A. Dayrit, Catherine Babao-Guballa, Carmencita Guerrero, Liezl S. Martinez, Maria Carmen Syquia-Musngi, Leah Lopez-Navarro, Cecil Lanuza-Nubla, Jay C. Revister, Jose E. Romero IV, Milo M. Sogueco, Gladys Reyes-Sommereux, Benedicto H. Tarnate, Sr., Jose Antonio Veloso, Eugenio H. Villareal, Alfred A. Yuson, Nicasio Cruz, Noel R. del Prado, Mario A. Hernando, Marra Pl. Lanot, Eric Henry Joseph F. Mallonga, Teresita Villarama, Teresita Daza, and Francis Conrado.

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“Wowowee Part 3” kung tawagin ng sikat na blogger na si The Professional Heckler ang malapit nang mapapanood na ABS-CBN noontime variety show na “Happy, Yipee, Yehey!”.  Ito raw kasi ang pumalit sa “Pilipinas Win Na Win” na siya namang ipinalit sa original na “Wowowee” ni Willie Revillame.

Anyway, bukod sa apat na hosts ng “Happy, Yipee, Yehey” na sina Randy Santiago, John Estrada, Mariel Rodriguez at Toni Gonzaga, balita namin ay pasok na rin sina Sam Milby, Matteo Guidicelli, Melai Cantiveros (na umano’y pamalit kay Pokwang) at Jason Fernandez.

Yehey!

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May magandang balita para sa mga mahihilig sa pelikulang action-suspense na may rekadong sex and violence.  Palabas pa rin hanggang ngayon ang “RINDIDO” sa Remar Theater, Aurora Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City.

“RINDIDO” is the story of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) na inabot ng sunod-sunod na malas:  nawalan siya ng trabaho sa Saudi kaya napaaga ang uwi sa Pilipinas, nanakawan ng gamit sa airport, naiputan sa ulo ng kanyang kalaguyo, napatay ng mga pulis pagkatapos niyang patayin ang lalaki ng kalaguyo niya at sakalin ang babae niya.  All happening in one day!

Nasa cast ng “RINDIDO” sina Chanel Latorre, Banjo Romero, Vic Tiro at Noriel Jarito na siya ring writer, direktor, cinematographer, film editor, clapper at prodyuser.

Willie, nagkasakit dahil sa galit!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Comedy, Entertainment, International Singer, Showbiz News, Singer, TV5 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

 

Willie Revillame

Willie Revillame

Dalawang magkasunod na araw na absent si Willie Revillame sa “Willing Willie”.  Maaaring napagod siya nang husto dahil sa ito ‘yong mga araw right after his grand birthday bash at Shangi-La Makati.

Pero may nagsabi ring maaaring nagkasakit si Willie kaya siya absent sa show.  Ito rin kasi ‘yong mga araw na katatapos niya lang dakdakan sina John Estrada at Randy Santiago right on his show dahil sa kanyang tampo at galit sa dalawa dahil sa pagtanggap ng mga ito ng offer ng ABS-CBN to host the noontime variety show na ipapalit sa now defunct “Pilipinas Win Na Win”.

Sabi ni Willie sa kanyang mahabang litanya on national television na hindi na hinintay ng dalawa ang noontime show na sana’y iho-host ng dalawa on TV5.  “Hindi pinahalagahan nina John at Randy ang effort ko para magkaroon din sila ng show sa Singko.  Hayan tuloy, si Rico J. Puno na ang ipinalit ko sa dalawa!”, ani Willie.

Ipinaalala rin ni Willie kina John at Randy na ang ABS-CBN din ang nagtsugi sa show nilang tatlo noon na “Magandang Tanghali, Bayan”.  “Tandaan ninyong dalawa, tsutsugihin din nila ang show ninyo!”, panghuhula pa ni Willie sa maaaring maging kahinatnan ng mag-uumpisa pa lang na show na iho-host din nina Mariel Rodriguez at Toni Gonzaga.

Sa matinding galit ni Willie kina Randy at John (at sa ABS-CBN na rin!) ay nagawa niya tuloy na i-promote ang “Eat Bulaga” na magiging katapat ng noontime show ng dalawang “ex-friends” niya.  Pero hindi ba naisip ni Willie na ang “Eat Bulaga” ay magiging opposition din ng TV5 noontime show na ayon sa kanya ay iho-host ni Rico J. Puno?

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So, magsasama rin pala sina Toni Gonzaga at Mariel Rodriguez sa noontime show ng ABS-CBN very soon.  Kaya pala pinag-reconcile sila ng management kamakailan lamang para hindi sila mag-iwasan o mag-isnaban sa show proper.

How true na umabot ng apat na oras ang “reconciliatory talk” nina Mariel at Toni?  Reconciliatory talk nga ba ‘yon o “sumbatan” session?  Sincere naman kaya ang pagbabati ng dalawa?  Sana naman, kasi dapat ay masaya ang repartee nila dito kasi variety-game show ito at hindi teleserye kung saan ay perfect sana ang samaan nila ng loob kapag may eksenang talakan, sabuyan ng alak at sampalan!  Pak!  Hahahahaha!

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Speaking of Rico J. Puno, long, long before Australian teen pop artist Justin Bieber came into the music scene to give us an overdose of “baby, baby, baby, oww!”,  ay nauna ng tatlong dekada si Rico Baby sa kanyang mga immortal songs addressing his love as “baby, baby, baby, yeah!”.  Di ba, Norma Japitana?

Sa limang Hitmakers, mukhang si Rico ang magtatagal pa sa showbiz.  He is the most popular (or “notorious” for his green jokes na kinakagat naman ng mga tagahanga niya, hehehe!) at pinaka-in demand as a solo artist.  No offense meant sa apat pang kasamhan niya.

Ano na nga kaya ang nangyari sa “tampuhan” nina Coriks at Hajji Alejandro?  Bati na kaya sila?

Sana naman ay mag-concentrate na lang si Coriks (palayaw kay Rico na hango sa binaligtad na   dalawang syllables ng pangalan niya na ginawang hip kaya may “s” sa dulo) sa singing at hosting at kalimutan niya na ang pulitika dahil mas gusto siya ng tao as a singer/performer kaysa as a public servant!

Aljur, disappointing as “Machete”!

Posted in Actor, Actress, Awardees Child, Best Actor, Best Actress, Comedy, Entertainment, GMA network, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur Abrenica

Sino na naman kayang GMA-7 executive ang nagbigay ng ilusyon kay Aljur Abrenica
na puwede na siyang magbida o maging title-roler sa “Machete”?  Ayan tuloy, lumalabas na hindi pa siya handa (read disappointing!) para sa ganitong role!

Napakalamya magsalita at kumilos ni Aljur.  Walang kabuhay-buhay, halos expressionless and wooden ang mukha niya.  Para ngang tumugma sa pagiging wooden statue niya.  Hahahaha!  Idagdag pa dito ang kanyang feminine facial features, mas lalong naging effeminate ang otherwise ay machong “Machete”.

Kung wala lang sanang young audience, mas mabuti pang nag-concentrate na lang ang kamera sa katawan (perfect abs, crotch, muscled chest) ni Aljur.  Papalakpak pa sana ang mga kababaihan at kabadingan!

Aljur is a major letdown, especially because his predecessors (Cesar Montano and Gardo Versoza) were the epitome of masculinity and quality acting combined.

Paging Wilma Galvante!

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Tapos na ang Sinulog 2011 Short Film Festival sa Cebu.  Narito ang listahan ng mga winners:

Best Short Film:  1st Prize, “Ukit”; 2nd Prize, “Biyahe”; 3rd Prize, “Regenesis”.

Consolation Prize Winners:  “Hilot”, “What Love Can Do”, “Remember The Child”, “Damgo” and “Life Is Good.

Best Actor:  Chicoy L. Romualdez (“Ukit”)

Best Actress:  Phoebe Kaye Fernandez (“Biyahe”)

Best Supporting Actor:  Edgar Jugadora (“Biyahe”)

Best Supporting Actress: Juana Tundal (“Hilot”)

Best Child Performer:  Ren Ortiz (“Ukit”)

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY:

1st Prize, “Mga Hulagway sa Pagtuo” (Images of Faith)

2nd Prize, “Pagtuo” (Faith)

3rd Prize, “Rhythm and Blushes of January”

Best Director:  Charmaine Maristela-Cagang (“Hulagway”)

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Very prominent ang presence ng action star-character actor na si Jess Sanchez sa birthday ng martial arts grandmaster Sir Jun Matagay na ginawa last Saturday, January 29, sa pub house ng birthday boy sa Las Pinas City. Attention-grabber nga ang entrance niya sa party with character actor Richard Duran in tow.

Action star na action star talaga ang dating ni Jess Sanchez, what with his well-built physique na in fairness ay name-maintain niya hanggang ngayon.  Anytime nga na magpatawag ng shooting ang anumang pelikula ay ever-ready siya to shoot!

Hindi kumanta si Jess sa party, out of delicadeza naman kay Rhey Roldan na nagbigay ng isang stand-up comedy-impersonation act!   Bumati lang siya sa may birthday!

Abangan ang mga balitang ipapahayag ng nagbabalik na “Rebelde Ng Mindanao”!