EXCLUSIVE! Ronnie Nathanielz has tweeted that executive vice president and chief operating officer Bobby Barreiro is leaving TV5. Could this buzz have something to do with the Kapatid network's decision to convert into a sports channel? TV5 has not answered Buzzstation's clarification SMS. Related to this, Willie Revillame has hinted he has been informed that the contract of Wowowillie noontime show will not be renewed. His contract runs up to October 2013. This shift could be a reason Lovi Poe decided not to sign up with TV5 and renewed her contract with GMA7.
New husband plans to dupe Ai Ai
Ai Ai de las Alas broke her silence about the raging buzz that she had decided to separate from Jed Galang in an exclusive interview in Sunday's The Buzz. Interviewed by Boy Abunda who she lovingly calls as "Ama" for being her father figure as advisor and business manager, Jed Salang's bride of one month spoke about the abuse and battery that marked their relationship despite the love she showered him.
Here are the key points of Ai Ai's answers during the interview:
Immediate cause: "Ayoko nang mag-casino siya kasi hindi naman healthy para sa kanya and hindi rin maganda para sa akin na nakikita ako sa casino. So, sinabi ko sa kanya, do’n na lang kami sa bahay. Or any hotel, ‘wag lang do’n kasi may casino doon. Pero nagalit siya. As in napunta na naman kami sa physical fight."
Physical abuse: "Hinahagis ako sa kama, ganun. Sampalan, bunuan. Nung araw na ‘yun, nung time na hinila niya ako sa sahig at kinaladkad, doon ko na-realize na hindi ko na ‘to kaya kasi parang feeling ko, kabibigay ko pa lang ng dream niya.”
Gift of car: "This is not about material, pero para sa akin, binigay ko sa ‘yo ‘yung makakapagpaligaya sa ‘yo. Binigyan ko siya ng kotse. Nung araw na ‘yun, kinaladkad mo ako sa sahig. Parang pakiramdam ko, ano pa ba ang magagawa mo sa akin habang ako, lahat naibigay ko na sa ‘yo? Lahat ng pagmamahal, lahat ng ka-spoiled-an, lahat ng gusto mo."
Warning: "May isa akong friend dati, mga three or four months pa lang kami. Siguro naawa siya sa akin or nakonsensiya. Sinabi na niya sa akin na may balak si Jed na lokohin ako and later on, ‘pag nagawa na niya ‘yun, mayroon siyang kakasamahing iba."
Wrong decision: "Akala ko kasi siya 'yung ibinigay sa akin. Hindi ba Ama, alam mo naman na dream ko na magkaroon ng asawa? Akala ko, siya 'yun. Siyempre, tao lang naman ako na nagkakamali. Hindi ko naman alam na magiging ganun ang buhay ko."
Love for Jed: "Oo, Ama, mahal ko pa siya pero from May 2, sa lahat ng nalaman ko, napalitan 'yung pakiramdam ko ng galit at pagtataka kung bakit nakayanan niyang gawin sa akin ‘yun."
Jed's love for her: "Sa lahat ng nalaman ko, tingin ko hindi! Kahit kailan, hindi!"
Teacher Geocelle can go to work at home
Georcelle Dapat-Sy, the creative dynamo of G-Force, one of the country's most sought-after dance companies today, performs regularly in ABS-CBN's ASAP every Sunday and in other major TV shows. Teacher Georcelle, as she is fondly called by G-Force members, is grateful and elated by the success, though this means, of course, more hours at work and less time at home.
As she dances her way through life, she spends most of her time in the studio or on the dance floor, teaching and training young men and women in the G-Force. Her hectic and often unpredictable schedule is one of the challenges regularly faced by Georcelle, who has three beautiful kids aged 12, eight and three. Good thing about it, Georcelle can partly do her work at home.
As with her students in G-Force, she teaches her kids the importance of passion in order to excel in their endeavors. Passion is certainly one of the main driving forces behind her own success.
"It can be difficult," she admits, when asked about how she is able to switch between two very demanding roles.
She works almost seven days a week, with the nature of her job requiring her to work on weekends, unlike most moms with regular jobs.
"Every day is a challenge. One of the things I do is to devote set times entirely to each activity. When I'm working, I just work. When I'm at home with my family, I leave work behind. I devote my whole attention to what I'm doing at any given moment."
The Sy family does plenty of things together. Dancing is, of course, a shoo-in in their list of activities and this summer they've taken up swimming and soccer. They also enjoy watching movies at home, where a strong Internet connection plays an essential part.
Georcelle is fortunate to have plenty of help-most importantly from her husband Angel who manages G-Force.
"It's very important for me to have a partner who understands my work," she says.
She and Angel form a solid team both in the workplace and at home. They also have a strong support system in the form of ever-reliable house help and an accommodating extended family.
"We eat a lot of popcorn while watching movies. Sometimes I think they enjoy the popcorn more than the movies." Georcelle jokes.
They rely on their myDSL connection both for entertainment and professional needs.
"Having a strong Internet connection is a big advantage for my work," she explains.
Georcelle does plenty of research online, from costumes to choreography and other ideas to keep her creative juices flowing. "My kids are also very musically inclined, so they're online a lot to search for new songs and play games."
It's all about having the right priorities, and finding the right tools to that fit your lifestyle. MyDSL is able to support multiple devices so the kids can play on their iPads while mom and dad do work on their laptops. The family-sized connection allows every member to enjoy the high speed without slowing down the others and saves them plenty of time to engage in other activities.
Georcelle knew instantly that MyDSL was the right partner for her and her family. "I'm a dancer, I know how to balance." she quips, smiling.
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EXCLUSIVE! Two important Filipino films, Lav Diaz’s NORTH: The End of History and Adolfo Alix Jr.’s Death March, are about to screen at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, both Sid Lucero starrers. Sid, however, is unable to attend the world premiere. GMA 7, where he has a valid contract, says that it’s proud that Sid has not one but two films at said film festival, but he was not permitted to attend because of his work commitments with the network.
It was an exciting elections that just passed with candidates having showbiz links giving the most thrilling performances! The biggest winners are:
Not only did the ex-actor/producer and former President Joseph Estrada successfully stage a political comeback by being elected as Manila Mayor, but his legacy and influence were strongly felt. Elected were son JV Ejercito Estrada, Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez and Councilor Janella Ejercito, daughter of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.
With the unqualified support of the entertainment industry, Grace Poe gave the biggest surprise with the amazing feat of topping this election’s senatorial winners. With her late dad Fernando Poe Jr., the active campaigning of mom Susan Roces strongly working for her, as well as her meritorious entry into government service as past chair of the Movie and Television Regulation and Classification Board, Grace’s winnability was strongly enhanced.
With her sparkling performance as a government official of Batangas, Vilma Santos did not have a strong challenger as reelectionist governor. A sure winner, she campaigned relentlessly just the same, clinching the last term as Batangas’ highest official. Her positive image as mother, wife and actress, as well as her untarnished honesty, worked positively for her.
Endorsing Grace Poe, Chiz Escudero, Bam Aquino, Alan Peter Cayetano (eldest brother of buzzed boyfriend Lino Cayetano) and Sonny Angara, Kris Aquino had a 100 percent accuracy in her endorsements among the senators.
While failing to reflect Poe’s top rank, the Social Weather Station gave an accurate list of senator winners based on its final pre-election survey. This is a win of nine for Team PNoy and three for United Nationalist Alliance.
As expected, the Iglesia ni Cristo proved the most effective block. The Catholic block, the White Vote, as announced by El Shaddai, failed on five names. Other than the religious block, it was the showbiz block’s enhanced by advertising that determined its outcome. This big effect could not be denied. This proved that the best way to enter and stay in politics these days is to have an entertainment link.
An endorser of senatorial candidates, Mother Lily Monteverde helped the winners except for two names. Vice Ganda proved to an ineffective endorser. He successfully endorsed four, but failed on four. His biggest blunder was speaking against Nancy Binay, who performed creditably well.
As expected, political endorsers from the entertainment industry depended on who’s doing it. But an entertainment link could not be expected to work always. It depends most of the time on who the candidate with entertainment link ran against and how it served said candidate.
Showing that an election is won by a mix of strategies, not by the entertainment factor alone, this election’s biggest winner is President Noynoy Aquino. His credibility as President carried honorably well for the Yellow Team, proving to be its biggest asset. Let’s go on with the show!
Secrets to younger-looking face revealed
This Sunday on Salamat Dok (7:30 a.m, ABS-CBN with simulcast of ANC), Dr. Disnee Dulalia of Belo Medical Group is stepping in for the country’s most respected beauty expert Dr. Vicki Belo to give us a brief guided tour of what we can do to address these beauty woes for the face.
They will conduct a live demonstration of Belo’s most innovative offerings, the laser veins procedure which primarily removes unsightly facial veins that show through our skin. The treatment, as we will soon discover, is also ideal for lifting and tightening the skin on the face.
The Belo solution is the new Embedded Protein Thread that uses tiny needles like thin threads, which are then applied to points where you would like to increase volume, such as the deep “11” often found between eyebrows or frown lines on the face. Sometimes, these can also be acupuncture points where blood circulation can be improved.
Dr. Dulalia will also introduce the Jet Peel, a procedure that utilizes pressurized oxygen to have an exfoliating effect on the skin. The liquid agent accelerated by the oxygen in this procedure is compounded with different vitamins and supplements specifically designed to address the problems of the patient. It helps peel off superficial layers of the skin to reveal the radiance underneath, promoting the health of the skin, making it glowing and more younger-looking.
For G, the strongest connections are at home
“Raising them without any yayas has solidified our bond as their primary caretakers,” shares Giselle “G” Toengi, who returned to Manila for good with husband Tim Walters and two beautiful children, Sakura, 7, and Kenobi, 5 in tow. After over a year, the Walters family has settled comfortably in their new life in Manila.
G, who has starred in two TV series since her return, makes sure to put family time as the first priority in her busy schedule. Instead of having a driver drop her kids off to school or summer camp, she still does it herself, and fits in the rest of her activities, from meetings to working out to writing, while the kids are away.
Coming home to Manila has brought her back to many things she left behind. “We make it a point not just to spend time together as a family, but also to go on one-on-one dates with each of our kids,” she says.
The Walters family turned to myDSL for this, myDSL offers a strong, reliable connection with unlimited sharing and unlimited internet for the whole family. According to G, even surfing the internet can be a form of bonding for them. The “family-sized” myDSL connection is able to support multiple devices at once.
As parents, G and Tim believe in moderation in all things. They supervise their kids’ use of the internet, making sure they learn even while having fun. PLDT DSL plays an important role in enabling them to engage in all these activities and more. “The DSL connection is very convenient for us. It makes things so much easier,” said G.
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BUZZBLAST 1! Anne Curtis’ launch as Belo Essentials endorser allowed Buzzstation to ask Dr. Vicki Belo about the buzz that she is still Hayden Kho Jr.’s girlfriend, which she denied, saying, “There’s no future in the relationship.” They remain friends, however, supportive of each other. It seems she agrees with her son and daughter’s view that Hayden as not the man for their mom. Dr. Belo and Cristalle Belo Henares are heading for the US to attend Quark Henares’ graduation as a Master of Filmmaking.
BUZZBLAST 2! As expected, expertise is proving ABS-CBN’s strength in leading the network wars. Badly hit is GMA 7, which is axing relatively new show introductions like Manny Pacquio’s Para Sa Yo Ang Laban Na Ito, Eugene Domingo’s Celebrity Bluff, Bong Revilla’s Indio, Tim Yap’s The Tim Yap Show and Regine Velasquez’s H.O.T. TV and Party Pilipinas. Replacements are in the offing, but unless they satisfy viewers’ and advertisers’ wants, no amount of publicity and promotions will be truly effective.
BUZZBLAST 3! TV5 is taking all measures to make sure Megastar Sharon Cuneta’s buzzed first drama series ever becomes a programming breakthrough. For the planned “dramedy” (drama comedy), the Kapatid Network got two award-winning directors to stir it to success. Jose Javier Reyes is writing the script, while Joel Lamangan is directing. The still untitled series is slated for launching in June 2013.
How to have sexy underarms
It pays to have sexy underarms. Flawless and beautiful (read: sexy) armpits have made Anne Curtis an in-demand endorser of male and female products.
Riding a top-down Ferrari across the stage to evoke Old Hollywood glam at Trinoma’s activity area, recently, Anne was launched by the stunning daughter-mother team of Cristalle Belo Henares and Dr. Vicki Belo as image model of Belo Essentials’ new Beauty Deo Spray.
Besides symbolizing elegance, confidence and simplicity that Belo Essentials is all about, Dr. Belo admits that an important factor of Anne’s selection as brand ambassador is the huge following of her underarms’ fan page account. Yes, Anne has admirers for her underarms!
It started in Showtime where she goes sleeveless during the opening number. While clapping in the intro song, she exposes her underarms when she raises her hands. Anne sums up, “That’s when fans created a page for my underarms.”
Anne, who has grown into the most beautiful and sought-after star of her generation, credits her transformation to the caring eye of Belo over the years. One of her personal beauty must-haves, the Beauty Deo Spray, addresses all the underarm issues that most women worry about.
It works as an antiperspirant, effectively whitens dark areas, smoothens skin by minimizing pores and chicken skin, and does not leave a sticky feeling after application. And now, aside from the classic roll-on, ladies can now get the Beauty Deo Spray.
“One of the most important things is to find the perfect deodorant for yourself,” says Anne about having sexy underarms. “Especially in my line of work, I wouldn’t be so confident if I were worrying about dark or sweaty underarms all the time!”
Dr. Belo aims to make Beauty Deo Spray a No. 1 brand in the world. “It’s guaranteed not to make one perspire for 24 hours, is organic, environment-friendly and, best of all, gentle to the skin. This product also contains mild ingredients that can beautify the skin of your armpit.”
“We’re very proud of how far Belo Essentials has come in creating effective and affordable beauty products,” says managing director Cristalle.
“Very reasonable ang price. Para ngang nahihimatay ako nung sinabi ni Cristalle na P48 lang (the smallest variant),” Dr. Belo shares.
On the personal front, Anne says to havs no plans yet of settling down with long-time boyfriend Erwan Heussaff. She’s focusing on her professional side, aiming to have a college degree. Enrolled this semester in an Open University in Australia, she’s taking up Literature as an elective. After that, she’ll take up Early Education in preparation to being a pre-school teacher.
Now that desire to be an educated celebrity with perfect underarms makes Anne an extraordinary image model!
Motherhood as election issue
Headed to clinch the top slot among senatorial candidates, Sen. Loren Legarda may seem tough, but in her two terms as senator, she has displayed a mother’s strength and compassion, earning both the respect and love of the Filipino people. Motherhood turned a campaign theme for some female candidates in the last elections.
And Sen. Loren is a mother in the real sense. Raising two sons despite her busy schedule as a senator, she always finds time to be with them. “She would always call us to them to ask how we’re doing,” recounts youngest son Leandro Legarda Leviste. “It’s not easy being a single mother while also being a national government official, but mom does both wholeheartedly. The same care and attention she gives to her job, to her being a senator, she also gives us as a mom, very caring.”
IN/SIGHT! Willie makes single mom win Mega Jackot
Pera’s Wil contestant Esmie’s lucky streak started when she correctly picked the color that contained the mega jackpot! Host/producer Willie Revillame practically gave away Wowowillie’s first Mega Jackpot when contestant Esmie was coaxed into choosing the “Wil” over “Pera” in the Pera’s Wil finale game portion. Co-host Grace Lee had tell the single mother of two to choose “Wil” over the P200,000 cash offer to win the mega jackpot of Camella house and lot, P1 million cash and a brand new car.
Willie had to ask TV5 for airtime extension as wanted to give away the prize as a Mother’s Day gift.
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