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XMen Days of Future Past, Game of Thrones Actor, Filipino comic… (Njel de Mesa)

Posted in Actor, Actress, Host, International Singer, Oscars Red Carpet, Reporters, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 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.)###

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.

Piolo-KC affair, gimmick nga lang ba?

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, Celibrity Couple, Entertainment, Host, Showbiz News, Star Magic, Theatro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

 

Piolo Pascual and KC Conception

Piolo Pascual and KC Conception

Sinalubong ng mga nakataas na kilay ang paglantad ni Piolo Pascual tungkol sa diumano’y relasyon nila ni KC Concepcion.  Kesyo pakana lang daw ito ng mga taga-Star Magic na siyang namamahala sa career ng dalawa ngayon.  Kesyo gimmick lang daw ito geared towards reviving their stagnant careers!

Ayon sa mga detractors nina KC at Piolo (and there are many of them!), wala na raw kasing ibang maisip na pwedeng pag-usapan tungkol sa dalawa, thus the “untimely revelation” about their romantic (?) relationship.  Naging panis na isyu na ang tungkol sa pagkakaroon ni Piolo ng lovechild for him to assert his masculinity na hanggang ngayon ay kinu-question pa rin at itinuturing na “loudest whisper” in and out of showbiz!

KC’s career is in limbo.  Wala yata siyang ibang pinagkakaabalahan ngayon kundi ang pagiging segment host ng “The Buzz” which (in fairness) she’s doing very efficiently.  She is in dire need of a publicity angle to be always talked about and remain a hot item in the gossip mill.  Wala na ba talagang ibang pwedeng maisip kundi ang iugnay siya kay Piolo na isa pang neither here nor there ang career?  Makakatulong kaya ito kay KC?  Hindi kaya siya mahila pababa ni Piolo?

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Hindi lang sina Eula Valdes at Rocky Salumbides ang real-life partners who are acting as such in theater in Tanghalang Pilipino’s rerun of “ZsaZsa Zaturnnah…Ze Musikal…Vack With A Vengeance!”.  Gian Magdangal and Sheree are also doing it in the restaging of “RENT” starting February 12 till March 6, 2011 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

Nakakatulong ba ang pagiging partners sa tunay na buhay para hindi na nagkakaasiwaan sa mga eksenang halikan at yakapan?

“Yes, in a way!  Kapag familiar na kayo physically sa isa’t isa, wala na ‘yong awkwardness kaya mas natural lumalabas ang eksena”, paliwanag ni Gian.

Gian plays the role of Roger Davis, the songwriter while Sheree breathes life to the character of Mimi Marquez (alternating with Ciara Sotto), the AIDS-afflicted dancer from Cat Scratch Club.

Kasama rin sa cast ng “RENT” sina Al Gatmaitan (alternate as Roger Davis), OJ Mariano (as Tom Collins, the computer genius), Job Bautista (as the drag queen), Fredison Lo, Jenny Villegas, Lorenz Martinez, Carla Guevarra-Laforteza (as Maureen Johnson), Mian Dimacali (alternate as Maureen Johnson).

This revolutionary rock musical is directed by Robbie Guevarra for 9 Works Theatrical.
Para sa mga tiket, tawag lamang sa 5575860 / 5867105 o 09175545560.

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Dalawang Pinay ang gumagawa ng balita sa ibang bansa.  They are Danica Flores Magpantay na nahirang na latest Supermodel of the World, at si Thia Megia na isa sa mga nakapasok as “American Idol” top 40 finalists.

Si Danica ay anak ng dating fashion ramp model na si Lala Flores.   May kapatid din siya (ate niya actually) na nagmo-model din abroad.

Si Thia naman ay 14 years old pa lang pero beterana na sa mga singing contests kasi 3 years old pa lang daw at sumasali na siya sa mga pakontes.

Mabuhay ang mga Pinoy!

Baron, na-frustrate nang matanggal sa Brillante Mendoza film!

Posted in Actor, Best Actor, Celibrity Couple, Host, Pinoy Fimmaker, Pinoy Movie, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

Baron Geisler

Baron Geisler

 

Maraming artista ang gustong maidirek ng Palm D’Or Cannes Filmfest 2009 Best Director na si Brillante Mendoza.  Lumalabas na karangalan ng isang artista at pampaganda ng kanyang resume ang makagawa ng isang Brillante Mendoza film!

Tulad na lamang ng mahusay pero pasaway na aktor na si Baron Geisler.  Dapat pala ay kasama siya sa isang pelikulang ididirek sana ni Brillante pero dahil sa kung anong kadahilanan ay natanggal siya!  Sa interview sa kanya ni Boy Abunda sa “The Buzz” last Sunday ay binanggit niyang isa sa mga nakadagdag sa mga frustrations niya na naging dahilan para malulong siya sa alak ay ang pangyayaring hindi siya natuloy na maidirek ni Mendoza!

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Guwapong-guwapo, as in star material daw pala itong Jake Ejercito na anak ni dating Pangulong Joseph Estrada kay Laarni Enriquez at nali-link ngayon kay Andi Eigenmann.

Maraming taga-showbiz ang nakakita kay Jake sa lamay ng lola ni Andi (mother ni Jaclyn Jose) sa Arlington Ascension Columbary two weeks ago.  Sabi ng peryodistang pampelikula-author-filmmaker na si Boy Villasanta, nakuha raw ni Jake ang facial features nina Erap at Laarni.  “Para siyang batang Jesse Ejercito (kapatid ni Erap)!  Di ba si Jesse ang pinakaguwapo sa lahat ng Ejercito brothers?”, komento ni katotong Boy.

On school break lang si Jake since last Christmas.  Anytime ay babalik na siya sa London kung saan siya nag-aaral.  May nag-offer daw sa kanyang mag-artista pero mukhang hindi siya interesado.  O baka naman interesado kaya lang ay alanganin sa oras at kailangan pang magpaalam sa parents niya!

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Our most heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of our colleague Andy Beltran who succumbed to cardiac arrest last January 28.

Si Andy ay dating editor ng Controversial showbiz mag ng Graphic Arts ans Services, Inc. (GASI) noong 1980s.  Bago siya namatay ay naging member siya ng Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS).

Arts Ambassador Boy Abunda on PIAF 2011

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actor, Broadway, Entertainment, Host, Reporters, Showbiz News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

 

Boy Abunda

Boy Abunda

 

The arts and culture environment is nothing unfamiliar to Arts Ambassador Boy Abunda.  More than two decades back, he was witness to artistic and cultural happenings and had the opportunity to mingle with the country’s finest artists as Public Relations man to Metropolitan Theater’s Conching Sunico.

The King of Talk emphasized that his post as Arts Ambassador (specifically for the Philippine International Arts Festival 2011, the third so far) is not a Malacanang appointment but an invitation directly from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

This year marks the celebration of the 20th National Arts Month thru a month-long fete.  The festival’s impressive lineup of activities is designed to further Philippine art and the Filipino’s regard for local arts and culture.  The celebration is organized by the NCCA Subcommission for the Arts which comprises the seven arts:  architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater, and visual arts.

PIAF’s tagline is “ani ng sining” and the celebration will indeed prove to be a harvest for the arts.  Thousands of local artists and cultural workers will gather all over the Philippines for the biggest artistic celebration to date! Joining in the festivities are artists from Japan, Lithuania, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.  Celebrations will be all over the archipelago, with four foci:  National Capital Region, Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon.

The celebration per area will comprise workshops, exhibitions, forums, and the performances  and grand opening programs participated in by representatives of all the seven arts.  The Grand Opening Program for the NCR is slated for January 30 at Rizal Park in Manila.  For Mindanao, it will be at People’s Park in Davao City on February 6.  Visayas will have its Grand Opening Program on February 13 at the Bacolod Provincial Capitol.  And the Grand Opening Program for Luzon will be on February 20 at Burnham Park in Baguio City.  All four Grand Opening Programs will feature elaborate performances, exhibitions, and parades.

The Grand Opening Program in Manila is a day-long affair with workshops conducted by artists belonging to the seven arts kicking off the celebration.  The workshops will then be followed by a Grand Parade participated in by various marching bands and dancing contingents from all over Metro Manila, local artists, National Artists, officials, and the NCCA’s two ambassadors:  Arts Ambassador Boy Abunda and Youth Ambassador Dingdong Dantes.

The annual celebration of National Arts Month came into being with Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991, declaring February as National Arts Month.  Since then the celebration has grown into the international artistic event that it is.  The Philippine International Arts Festival is a grand celebration of the myriad wonders of Philippine arts and culture and is a testament to the synergistic nature of the arts as it blurs form, genre, and national boundaries to create new ways of expression.

The public is invited to participate in PIAF 2011.  Given the large number of activities and locations, there is bound to be a PIAF event happening nearby.

Oyo-Kristine, ikinasal sa Taal Lake!

Posted in ABS-CBN, Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, Celibrity Couple, Comedy, GMA network, Host, Showbiz News, Weddings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2011 by Eduard Orgel

BY: DENNIS ADOBAS

 

Oyo-Kristine, ikinasal sa Taal Lake!

Oyo-Kristine, ikinasal sa Taal Lake!

 

Kung sina Ogie Alcasid at Regine Velasquez at Victor Consunji at Maggie Wilson ay sa dagat ikinasal, sina Oyo Sotto at Kristine Hermosa naman ay sa Taal Lake ikinasal, specifically sa Balai Isabel, Barangay Banga, Talisay, Batangas, sunset noong Miyerkoles, January 12, 2011!

Isang Christian wedding ‘yon officiated by a pastor from the Victory Christian Fellowship of which parehong active members ang couple.

Kabilang sa limang pairs of sponsors sina Senator Tito Sotto at Malou Choa-Fagar, Dr. Johnny Tan and Dra. Isabel Nazal, Johnny Manahan and Charo Santos-Concio, Edmundo Buencamino
and Clarita Buenca, and Mr. Marcelino Sotto and Mrs. Lucy Garcia.

Kumpletong dumalo ang parents on both sides, sina Vic Sotto at Dina Bonnevie(parents ni Oyo) at sina Mr. Maximillan and Mrs. Alma Orille (parents ni Kristine).

To go with the casual setting, democratic ang dress code na semi-formal at naka-specify na pwedeng mag-flat sandals or slippers ang mga guests for their comfort. Ang bride and groom nga mismo ay parehong naka-identical white rubber shoes!

Very private and strictly exclusive ang seremonyas, as in walang TV crew and press photographer  na nag-cover!  Tsini-check din sa gate ang mga pumasok at kapag wala sa guest list ay denied entry talaga!

To Oyo and Kristine, congratulations and best wishes!

 

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Maaari nang mapanood ang apat sa walong Cinema One Originals 2010 entries sa UP Film Institute Cine Adarna on January 26.

Mauuna ang “Tsardyer” directed by Siegfried Barros-Sanchez at 3pm, followed by “Third World Happy” ni EJ Salcedo at 5pm, then “Ishmael” ni Richard Somes at7pm at “Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria” ni Remton Ziega Zuasola at 9pm.

Sa January 27 at 28 ay palabas naman ang “Himpapawid” ni Raymond Red from 3pm hanggang 9pm.

 

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Darating pala sa bansa ang Chippendales, an all-male strip show group from Australia para magpalabas sa Newport Performing Arts Theater ng Resort World Hotel sa February 18 and 19.

Bale second time na ng group mag-show sa Pilipinas although siguradong mga bagong performers na itong darating.

 

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Ibabalik for the third time ng Tanghalang Pilipino ang zany musical play na “Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, Ze Musical…Vack with a Vengeance” sa February 18 to March 13.

Si Eula Valdes pa rin ang gaganap na Zsa Zsa at si Pinky Amador ang Femina, samantalang Gabe Mercado will play Didi.  Rocky Salumbides is one of the actors who will play Dodong.

Sa CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino) itatanghal ang “Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, Ze Musical…Vack with A Vengeance”.

Para sa tiket, tawag lamang sa 8321125.