Alwyn Uytingco's role as Ai-Ai delas Alas's gay son "Pip" in the "Tanging Ina" movie franchise is far from who he is in real life.
In fact, the young actor is currently in a relationship with Jennica Garcia, daughter of veteran actress Jean Garcia and a cast member of the GMA-7 series, "Bantatay."
In a press conference held recently for TV5's upcoming dramatic series, Babaeng Hampaslupa, Alwyn professed his love for the Kapuso actress.
"Baka sabihin hindi makatarungan pero sobra sobra talaga na I'm willing to change myself for her. Para lang mapakita ko sa kanya na kaya ko ma-improve yung sarili ko para lang sa kanya," Alwyn said.
The young actor added that unlike most young adults in his generation, he chooses to respect Jennica's "womanhood," a choice that he attributes to his old-fashioned and religious values.
"Yun ang pinakamahalaga (sa akin ay) yung essence ng pagiging babae. Yun ang kulang sa generation natin ngayon. Nawawala talaga yung essence ng pagiging babae. So yun yung siguro
Alwyn Uytingco's role as Ai-Ai delas Alas's gay son "Pip" in the "Tanging Ina" movie franchise is far from who he is in real life.Read More »from Alwyn 'willing to change' for Jennica
Alex Gonzaga's name has always been attributed to her sister, Toni Gonzaga.Read More »from Alex remains grateful to Toni
Since entering show business, the Kapatid actress has always been compared to Toni, the singer-host-actress who has already made a name in the industry. Despite pressing issues of sibling rivalry, Alex said she remains grateful to Toni for paving her way to show business.
"Kasi since naman nag-start ako sa showbiz may mga comparisons na tapos dalawa lang kami ng ate ko. Tapos dalawa pa kaming babae so nasanay na rin ako kasi kung hindi rin naman dahil sa kanya feeling ko hindi rin naman ako makakapasok sa showbiz eh. Parang na-pave niya ang way for me," Alex told Yahoo! Southeast Asia during a press conference for TV5's first drama series, “Babaeng Hampaslupa.”
Alex, who is usually perky and upbeat, admits she is feeling the pressure now that she's given the chance to make a name for herself as she topbills TV5’s first primetime dramatic series, “Babaeng Hampaslupa” with Susan Roces and Alice Dixson.
After receiving negative comments from viewers and displaying lack of improvement in their performances, ABS-CBN management has given "Shoutout" teens another month to give it their all or their show will be cancelled.Read More »from ABS-CBN to 'Shoutout' cast: Shape up or ship out
Linggit Tan, ABS-CBN Senior Vice President for TV Entertainment, gave the network management's ultimatum in a videotaped statement aired Friday during the show, emphasizing the need to improve their craft as young artists.
"Objective ng programa ay para i-present sa Filipino audience kung ano ang best sa youth natin today pero matapos ang dalawang buwan, wala pa rin tayong improvement. Bawat isa sa inyo, gusto niyong maging mahusay at sikat na artista. Subalit hindi ito basta basta nakakamit. Kailangan pinagtratrabahuhan kasi meron kayong responsibilidad sa audience. We're going to give you one month to shape up. Pag hindi niyo napaghusayan sa loob ng apat na linggo at wala kaming nakitang improvement sa inyo, 'Shoutout' will be cancelled."
Beginning Monday, January 24, all
Another Filipino is making waves in the worldwide “Idol” competition.Read More »from Filipino reaches semis in 'Spanish Idol'
After Jasmine Trias, Camille Velasco and Ramielle Malubay, who all reached the final stages of “American Idol,” a Barcelona-based Filipino-Spanish singer is making a name for herself in the popular international franchise.
Alexandra “Alex” Masangkay Escalona, 18, is vying to be the next “Spanish Idol.”
Currently, Alex has reached the semifinals of “Operación Triunfo,” Spain’s local version of the “Idol” franchise. She was one of some 7,000 hopefuls who auditioned for Spain's most popular singing contest.
Alex is not new to singing competitions. In fact, she placed third in dzMM's Global Singing Idol contest held at the Market! Market! Mall in Taguig City last Dec 16, 2010. Alex is also the first-ever “Mutya ng Barcelona.” Alex is currently pursuing a Chemical Engineering degree at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña.
Alex drew praise from judges and favorable response from televiewers for her rendition of Thalia’s
In two days time, Willie Revillame will be celebrating his 50th birthday. As he reaches this milestone, the controversial host says nothing is more important to him than assuring the future of his children and keeping a close relationship with God.Read More »from Willie talks about God, kids on 50th birthday
"Magalit na sa 'kin ang buong mundo wag lang magalit sa akin ang Panginoong Diyos. Ayawan man ako ng tao, ng buong sambayanan wag lang ang Panginoong Diyos. Kakampi ko nga ang tao galit naman sa akin ang Diyos bale wala lahat ito. Kaya nga sabi ko sa Panginoon pag nagdadasal ako mag-isa lang pag dumadalaw ako sa simbahan na ako lang sabi ko 'Lord anytime na kunin mo 'to lahat kahit ngayon, wala kayong madidinig sa 'kin basta wag mo lang akong iwan," Willie said in an interview with the TV5 showbiz-oriented talk show "Paparazzi" last Sunday.
Willie received a fair amount of criticism and support in his numerous controversies in the five years as host of the ABS-CBN noontime show "Wowowee" and currently as host-producer of the TV5 early evening
- Glenda Villena | omg! Philippines News Blog – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 11:47 AM PHT
While she may have considerable experience in politics being the widow of the late 2004 presidential candidate and action film star Fernando Poe, Jr., veteran actress Susan Roces says she is taking her hands off from matters concerning government even as daughter Grace Poe-Llamanzares was named chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).Read More »from Susan Roces: Hands off in daughter Grace's work as MTRCB chief
Susan says Grace is old enough to know what to do in her affairs as MTRCB chair and that she would only offer support in another way, raising her grandchildren.
"Hindi ako nakikialam. They're adults. Alam nila ang responsibilidad ng trabahong tinanggap nila. Tungkol sa anak kong si Grace, nakikita ko naman na kinakaya niya at napapakita niya ang responsibilidad na kinakaya niya. Siguro umaalalay na lang ako sa personal kung saan siya nagkukulang dahil hindi lang naman tungkol sa opisina meron din namang related na mga activities sa linya ng trabaho niya na eh pagka minsan may mga okasyon ang mga apo ko, mga anak niya,
TV5 has plunked a multi-billion-peso investment in the construction of a vast, state-of-the-art media center on more than a hectare of land in the Mandaluyong City business district to consolidate broadcast operations.Read More »from TV5 to build multi-billion-peso media center
The Kapatid network plans to build a nine-storey corporate building, and two eight-storey buildings for radio-TV production with the most advanced digital features in the 63,000-sq. m. media center.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Sunday, January 23 at the construction site located at the corner of Reliance and Sheridan streets in Mandaluyong City. TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, President and CEO Ray Espinosa, COO Roberto Barreiro and other TV5 executives were present during the event. Local government officials headed by Mandaluyong City Mayor Ben Hur Abalos and Congressman Neptali Gonzales arrived in full force to support the project. A Feng Shui ritual by Master Charlie Chan was officiated before the ceremony.
A symbolic time capsule, which contains a copy of the
Baron Geisler on Friday expressed his personal views on the ruling handed down by the Professional Artist Management, Inc. (PAMI) against him over allegations he sexually harassed veteran actress Cherry Pie Picache.Read More »from Baron laments 'unfair' PAMI ruling, but complies
PAMI is an organization of the country's top talent managers. Cherry Pie had filed a complaint with PAMI after Baron supposedly violated her while taping a scene for ABS-CBN's primetime fantasy series, "Noah."
“Ito sa ‘kin ha? Wala pang judge, hindi pa nilitis ng maayos pero binigyan na ng verdict agad. For me to tell you the truth parang I find it so unfair,” Baron explained. “I deserve naman every bit ng kastigo na binigay sa kin ng PAMI dahil matagal na po ito.”
Despite this, however, Baron complied with the directive and formally apologized to the actress in a press conference held on Friday, January 21.
“I am very, very sorry Ms. Pie kung yung actions ko po ay naramdaman niyong na na-offend po kayo o nabastusan sa mga ginawa ko, I’m very very sorry. Nung time na ‘yun I
For months now, Mo Twister has been romantically linked to GMA 7 contract star Rhian Ramos. Despite numerous sightings of the two dating, even holding hands, both maintained they are just friends.Read More »from Mo on Rhian: I'm trying my best to win her over
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia last Wednesday, Mo reiterated that though he has been courting the actress for quite some time now, it’s too early to formalize anything just yet.
“Well, you know, I'm openly courting her and I tell everyone that I'm trying my best to win her over. I'm open about that. We have gone out on occasion like on dates but right now there's so much going on in both our careers that it's really hard to formalize anything. It's something that would have to be, like I know here in this business you always go, ‘dapat yung lalaki magsalita’ but in this case it definitely has to be Rhian because I'm courting her, it's her call whether she's gonna go ‘okay mag-on na kami’ or ‘basted ka na’ but just like me I'm waiting for the answer on our status but I’m
- Glenda Villena | omg! Philippines News Blog – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 11:34 AM PHT
Charice's short stay in the country for a series of concerts ended on a sour note.Read More »from Charice 'snub' irks entertainment press; mom appeals
Some members of the entertainment press were left disappointed after they were not allowed to interview the international Filipino singing sensation due to tight security.
"Humihingi kami ng permiso yung handler niya sinabi nga sa 'min 'no interviews, she's just here to sing that's all.' Kasi ni hindi kami makalapit dun sa tent. Tinatawag namin siya ni hindi niya kami nilingon... Bilang isang manunulat nairita ako dun..." entertainment columnist Ambet Nabus said in an interview with ABS-CBN's "Showbiz News Ngayon" on Tuesday, January 18.
"How sad. It's so unbecoming of a Filipino artist na parang ganun ang trato na binibigay niya sa media. Disappointed ako sa kanya," Leo Bukas, another entertainment writer, added.
However, not everyone from the local entertainment press got irked with Charice.
Veteran entertainment columnist Alfie Lorenzo understood the incident and did not blame the young singer for what