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‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ hits 400M in box office earnings

Hello, Love, Goodbye” has set a new record as the most successful film of Star Cinema so far for 2019 after taking in a whopping P400 million this weekend, the ABS-CBN production studio said. “BREAKING NEWS: 400 Million Thank yous! Maraming, maraming

who are based in Hong Kong. In a recent interview, Alden said he would be willing to do a sequel. “Biased ako kasi sobra akong nain love sa pelikula... Siguro doon sa pelikula naman ay naging masaya naman sila sa choices nila pero mas gusto ko silang mas masaya pa,” he said, referring to their

salamat Pilipinas!” wrote Star Cinema on Instagram Saturday, exactly 10 days after the movie, which stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, opened to 350 cinemas locally. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and written by Carmi Raymundo, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” centers on the love story between two overseas Filipino workers

characters Joy, a domestic helper, and Ethan, a bartender, in the film. He added, “I hope there will be a Part 2 of the movie. [Pero] of course may mga negotiations pa po and parties that we need to settle before that, siyempre kung papayagan po ako ng GMA ulit, of course if Star Cinema will push through for the second installment. But, sana.”

Hello, Love, Goodbye premieres in Dubai Three screenings were immediately sold out at the Al Ghurair Centre.

Miss Universe president Paula Shugart eyes Philippines for 2019 Miss Universe pageant



as maugong ngayon ang tila muling pagdaraos ng Miss Universe pageant dito sa


man na si RS Francisco na isa sa sumusuporta sa mga charity works ng Miss Universe Organization. Dahil dito, mas uminit ngayon

Kasunod ito ng kumakalat na litrato ngayon ni Miss Universe Organization President na si Paula Shugart na dumating sa bansa para bisitahin ang Philippine Arena sa Bocaue, Bulacan. Sa Instagram post ni Renan Teodoro Eusebio, kasama niya sa litrato si Shugart at Miss Universe Philippines creative consultant Jonas Gaffud na bumisita sa isa sa pinakamalaking indoor arena sa bansa. Bukod ang pagbisita sa Philippine Arena, usap-usapan na din ang tila naging pulong ni Shugart sa business-

ang usap usapan muling pagdaraos ng prestihiyosong beauty pageant sa bansa. Matatandaan na huling ulat ng PUSH, hindi isinasara ng major partner ng Miss Universe sa Pilipinas na si Luis Chavit Singson ang posibilidad na muling gawin dito sa bansa ang prestihiyosong Miss Universe pageant. Taong 2016 noong huling idaos sa Pilipinas ang Miss Universe kung saan ipinasa ni 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach titulo kay Iris Mittenaire ng France.



Lea Salonga to sing theme song for 30th SEA games



a ulat ng TV Patrol, nagsanib pwersa si National Artist for music Ryan “Mr C.” Cayabyab at Palanca awardee Floy Quintos sa pagbuo ng theme song para sa papalapit na 30th Southeast Asian Games na magbubukas sa Pilipinas sa November 30. Ang Tony awardee at national pride naman na si Lea Salonga ang napiling umawit ng kanta. “We Win as One” ang tema ng kanta. “It speaks about the ties that bond our brothers and sisters dito sa region na to,” ani Mr. C. “Yung tagline na we win as one, (ibig sabihin) kung sino man ang manalo, lahat tayo panalo,” dagdag pa ni Mr C. Malaking karangalan naman para

kay Lea ang kumanta ng theme song para sa SEA games. “It’s all about the value of hard work, the value of discipline and sport I guess teaches a lot of people something about life,” ayon kay Lea. Second time na diumano para kay Mr C. na isulat ang theme song para sa SEA games at excited rin ang National Artist para sa collaboration nila ni Lea.

Jake Cuenca, nagpasalamat sa tagumpay ng ‘Los Bastardos’



asayang nag-kuwento si Jake Cuenca tungkol sa kanyang love life at inspirasyon na si Kylie Verzosa. Kahit na araw araw napapanood sa Los Bastardos, naihihiwalay pa din nina Jake at Kylie ang trabaho sa personal nilang relasyon. “One thing about me and Kylie is totoong totoo lang kami. Ganun lang kami kasaya and at the same time ang maganda sa relationship namin


KC Concepcion celebrates 10th year as a UNICEF World Food Program ambassador

dalawa kapag nagkikita kami walang bahid ng showbiz,” kuwento ni Jake. Bukod sa magandang takbo ng relasyon kay Kylie, nagpasalamat din si Jake sa magandang


Aside from being a businesswoman, model, and actress, KC Concepcion has also been busy as National Ambassador Against Hunger for UNICEF’s World Food Program since 2008. The 34-year-old advocate shared her milestone on her Instagram account last August 8. KC shared throwback photos from her last visit to Marawi City for the United Nations World Food Program mission fields in honor of her decade long advocacy. takbo ng Los Bastardos na mag-iisang taon ng napapanood sa Kapamilya network. “Ika-apat na season na ito ng Los Bastardos kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa show namin dahil sa kanila nasa ere pa rin kami mag one year na kami,” sabi pa ng aktor. Ngayon, bahagi din si Jake ng isa sa 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival movie entry na Mission Unstapabol kasama si Pokwang, Vic Sotto at Maine Mendoza. APT Entertainment introduced the final cast of the Mike Tuveriahelmed movie scheduled to premiere in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. In photos they shared on Instagram from the story conference held at Novotel Hotel in Manila, the film

will also star actors Tonton Gutierrez, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola. On Instagram, Pokwang expressed her excitement as she shared photos from the conference. Aside from Mission Unstapabol, which marks Vic and Maine’s fourth collaborative effort for MMFF, other confirmed entries to the festival are Momalland, starring Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis, Miracle In Cell No. 7, featuring Aga Muhlach and Bela Padilla, and (K)ampon, headlined by Kris Aquino and Derek Ramsay.

Gerald Anderson leads soldier training for ‘A Soldier’s Heart’


erald Anderson led the team of actors in a three-day soldier training at Camp Tecson in San Miguel town, Bulacan in preparation for his upcoming series, A Soldier’s Heart.

actors’ instructors throughout the training. On Instagram, Gerald shared photos from the training and said: “3 days of the hardest training I have undergone. These pictures don’t give justice to

Together with Elmo Magalona, Nash Aguas, Yves Flores, and Jerome Ponce, the 30-year-old actor was conferred the rank of private in the Army Reserve Component after finishing the course Friday. Matteo Guidicelli, also an army reservist after graduating as a scout ranger in June, reportedly served as one of the

it. We were pushed physically and mentally beyond our limits. I have learned so much in just three days. Being the company commander taught me how to lead other people, but most important how to lead myself and stay composed despite any situation. Only 2 hours of sleep for 3 days. More or less 10 seconds to eat your meal, sometimes eating naka-dapa sa pu-

Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2019

John Denver Trending” raked in the most number of awards at the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, including Best Picture and Best Actor for lead star Jansen Magpusao. The movie, which centered on the story of a 14-year-old whose life changed when a video of him brutally attacking a classmate went viral, also won Best Original Music Score, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. Meanwhile, Ruby Ruiz received the Best Actress award for the Ted Boborolhelmed “Iska”. Ricky Davao was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in “F#*@ BOIS”, while Ella Cruz was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Edward”. See the full list of winners below:

Best feature film, full-length: John Denver Trending Best Director, full-length feature film: Eduardo Roy Jr, F#*@BOIS Best Actor, full-length film: Jansen Magpusao, John Denver Trending

tikan. That teaches you a lot - patience, gratitude, appreciation for even the small stuff. Being a Philippine Scout Ranger is

being a real super hero. I appreciate your sacrifices men. Maraming [maraming] salamat.”

Best Actress, full-length film: Ruby Ruiz, Iska Best Supporting Actor, fulllength: Ricky Davao, F#*@BOIS Best Supporting Actress, fulllength: Ella Cruz, Edward Audience choice, short feature film: Heist School Audience choice, full-length feature film: Belle Douleur Best Sound, full-length feature

film: Iska Best Original Music Score, fulllength: John Denver Trending Best Editing, full-length feature film: John Denver Trending Best Production Design, fulllength feature film: Edward Best Cinematography, full-length feature film: John Denver Trending Best Screenplay, full-length feature film: Iska Best Screenplay, short feature film: Kontrolado ni Girly Ang Buhay Niya Best Director, short feature film: Don Senoc, Sa Among Agwat Best Short Feature Film: Wag Mo Kong Kausapin, Josef Dielle Gacutan Special Jury Prize for Full Length: Edward Special Jury Prize for Short Feature: Tembong Netpac for Short Feature: Disconnection Notice Netpac for Full Length: John Denver Trending





Joseph Marco, excited nang makatrabaho si Nora Aunor



ahit masydong busy sa taping ng ABS-CBN afternoon series na Los Bastardos ay tinanggap pa rin ni Joseph Marco na maging bahagi

siya ng pelikulang Isa Pang Bahaghari bilang anak nina Nora Aunor at Phillip Salvador. Ayon sa aktor, in-adjust naman ng Los Bastardos ang kanyang schedule para sa syuting ng Isa Pang Bahaghari. Handa na rin daw siyang ma-experience ang pagiging istrikto ng director ng pelikula na si Joel Lamangan. “You know what, mas gusto ko yung istrikto, eh. Kasi ako, sobrang seryosong tao rin ako, very passionate ako sa craft ko. Ibig sabihin lang ng pagiging istrikto niya, gusto niya talang ma-perfect yung ginagawa niya, so gusto kong makuha yung energy niya. Gusto kong may matutunan ako sa kanya. “I’m sure, madami talaga akong matututunan sa kanya. More than kinakabahan ako, mas excited ako do’n sa matututunan ko sa project na ito,” pahayag ni Marco sa aming exclusive interview. Hindi rin makapaniwala si Joseph na bukod kay Direk Joel ay makakatrabaho din niya sa isang project ang superstar na si Nora Aunor. “Ako, hindi ko ini-expect na makakatrabaho ko pa si Miss Nora and getting this kind of opportunity, sobrang blessed and thankful talaga ako. Excited akong makausap siya, interbyuhin siya,

tanungin siya about career niya, yung mga experiences niya. “Eh, ako kasi mahilig din akong kumausap sa

I mga veteran actors, gusto kong inaalam yung mga experiences nila in life,” lahad niya. Handa na rin ba siyang maexperience ang sinasabi sa showbiz na “mata pa lang ni Nora ay umaarte na”? “I’m pretty sure na sa lahat ng co-actors niya parang kaluluwa yung binibigay niya. Na yon nga, pag tiningnan ka niya, parang ramdam mo na siya kahit hindi siya magsalita. I’m really looking forward for that experience,” excited na pahayag ni Joseph sa PUSH.

Julia Barretto is now ready for the ‘next chapter’

t seems like Julia Barretto has put everything in the past and is now ready to start anew. Recently, the Block Z star made headlines after netizens chastised her for being the alleged reason behind the breakup of her Between Maybes co-star Gerald Anderson and his longtime girlfriend Bea Alonzo. This comes after Bea posted a cryptic message about being able to tolerate so much until it was ‘enough’ for her already. After the former couple aired their side, Julia took to Instagram to address the issue and vehemently denied her involvement in Bea and Gerald’s breakup. “Your heartbreak should have been a private matter, but you have selfishly turned it into something of national concern. Bea, you wanted to keep your hands clean by not mentioning me in your controversial post, but with a click of your finger, in your

sly way, you have charged everybody to destroy me FOR YOU,” the actress wrote. Her statement drew mixed reactions from the netizens, but this did not stop Julia from moving forward from the issue. She then posted a photo of herself and captioned, “Next chapter.” Julia’s close friends and family cheered her on in the comments section.



TNT Boys star in a docu-series called ‘Journey to the World Stage’ BY CRISTINA MALONZO-BALANE

Sa Tonight with Boy Abunda, nagpakatotoo ang TNT Boys na sina Kiefer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, at Francis Concepcion at inamin ang ilang bagay tungkol sa kanila. Inamin ni Francis na moody siya. May mga araw lang daw kasi talaga na tahimik siya. “Depende po sa mga araw,

gusto pa niyang patuloy na magpasaya ng mga tao. Totoo rin na nagkaroon ng solo project si Mackie pero hindi raw ibig sabihin ay magiging solo artist na siya at hihiwalay na siya sa TNT Boys. “Nagkataon lang po na hindi pa kami TNT boys no’n, nagkaroon lang po ako ng first movie ko

saka depende po sa mga pag gising niya po,” ayon kay Mackie tungkol sa pagiging moody ni Francis. “Minsan po ‘pag gutom po siya,” dagdag naman ni Kiefer tungkol kay Francis. Totoo rin daw na namimiss ni Kiefer ang Davao kung saan siya lumaki pero hindi daw niya iiwan ang TNT Boys. “Totoo po yung namimiss ko po yung Davao, yung bahay po namin. Pero hindi po totoo na mag-full time student po ako doon,” ani Kiefer. Ayon kay Kiefer ay

po na hindi po sila kasama,” paliwanag ni Mackie. At dahil nga solid pa rin ang samahan nina Francis, Mackie, at Kiefer, ginawan na rin ng docu-series ang journey nilang tatlo bilang TNT Boys. Ang title ng docu-series ay Journey to the World Stage” at ipapalabas ito sa August 14 sa iWant. Ayon sa tatlo, sinundan ng docuseries ang buhay nila simula nang matalo sila sa Tawag ng Tanghalan hanggang sa matagumpay na pag-perform nila sa iba’t ibang world stage.

Matapos bumili ng bahay, Joshua Garcia, plano namang bigyan ng negosyo ang ama



ream come true para sa The Killer Bride actor na si Joshua Garcia ang bahay na binili niya para sa ama. Sa kaniyang guesting sa Magandang Buhay nitong Lunes, ikinuwento ni Joshua ang mga susunod niya pang plano para sa kaniyang pamilya. “Hindi kami sanay sa ganyang kalaki na bahay, so nasa kwarto lang kami


kadalasan minsan nasa sala lang kami. Naninibago pa kami doon sa lugar, malaki masyado para sa amin,” kuwento ng aktor nang kinumusta ng mga momshie hosts ang kanilang paglilipat. Pagpapatuloy ni Joshua, plano niya na ring bigyan ng negosyong restaurant ang ama. “Kasi parang napapansin ko


nababagot yung erpat ko kasi sa bahay. So sabi ko, kelangan may ginagawa to. Iba pa rin yung may trabaho ka e. Sabi ko sa papa ko, restaurant yung ano niya. Kasi yung papa ko magaling magluto e,” paliwanag ni Joshua. Lalong humanga ang mga momshie hosts sa aktor nang sabihin ni Joshua na sinimulan niya na ring suportahan ang pamangkin sa pagaaral nito. Maging ang kaniyang ate na sinuportahan niya rin ay nakatakda nang gum-

raduate sa susunod na taon. “Pero ito po kasing sitwasyon ko ngayon, pangarap ko rin ito e, naging pangarap ko na rin siya. So ineenjoy ko muna ito,” pahayag ni Joshua na sinabing balak niya ring ipagpatuloy ng pag-aaral kapag nagka oras ulit.

Heart Evangelista receives Gold Play Button from YouTube


eart Evangelista added another milestone in her career as she received the Gold Creator Award from popular videosharing site YouTube on Sunday. On Instagram, the 34-year-old actress extended her gratitude for garnering one million subscribers on her YouTube channel less than a year since she entered the vlogging world. “Almost a year ago today, I started my YouTube channel full of anxieties and uncertainty of what was to come. Would people like it? Would people judge me? Would people like my content? So much thoughts clouded my head but with the encouragement of my loved ones, I decided to just go for it,” she said. “And now, here we are— a one-million strong YouTube family. If anything, this is my message to everyone to keep putting yourself out there, and pursuing your dreams. Trust me, you will get there eventually,” she added. Through her YouTube channel, which she launched back in September 2018, Heart shares a glimpse of her personal life as an actress, an entrepreneur, a fashion maven, a visual artist, and a politician’s wife.



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Kit Thompson, kasama sa inaabangang pelikula nina Pia Wurtzbach at Vhong Navarro


nanunsyo ng Kapamilya actor na si Kit Thompson na makakasama siya sa inaabangang pelikula nina Pia Wurtzbach at Vhong Navarro, sa naganap na

contract signing niya sa ABS-CBN Films, nitong Huwebes, July 11. Ito na ang ikatlong pelikula ni Kit Thompson para sa ngayong taon, bukod sa MOMOL Nights ng iWant at Belle Douleur para sa Cinemalaya 2019. “May isa akong project with Pia and Vhong Navarro. It’s gonna be comedy, kind of like dark comedy from Black Sheep,” sabi ni Kit. Habang on-going ang pagshushooting nila Kit, hinihintay pa rin sa ngayon ang huling title at magiging play

date ng Pia-Vhong starrer film. Samantala, excited na rin si Kit sa mga nakahaing mga proyekto ng ABSCBN Films para sa kaniya. Bilang may pagiging kakaiba at ‘daring’ na tema ang kaniyang huling dalawang pelikula, masaya ang a k t o r sa mga challenging at hindi ordinary-

Geneva Cruz introduces new boyfriend


eneva Cruz has found love again. On Monday, August 12, the singeractress confirmed her relationship with new boyfriend Nikolaus Booth as she posted sweet photos of them on social media. The two had just spent a lovely time together in Seattle, Washington. “My sweet,” wrote Geneva as caption. For his part, Nikolaus, who works as a producer, also took to his Instagram page to happily introduce Geneva as his girlfriend. Geneva’s last known relationship was with radio DJ and actor KC Montero, to whom she was married for 12 years.

Prior to this, she had been married to musician Paco Arespacochaga, with whom she has a son named Heaven. In 2013, Geneva got engaged to Filipino-Australian Lee Paulsen, but later decided to call off the engagement. The two have a daughter named London.

ong pagganap sa mga proyekto niya. “I always want to do something that’s not ordinary, not so animated, I wanted to be more realistic. Something that people can connect with and understand, and not something that’s just you

see that obviously fake,” paliwanag niya. Kasabay ng pagpirma ni Kit ng multiple picture contract sa ABS-CBN Films, sina Alyssa Mulach, Angelina Cruz, Jameson Blake, at bagong artista na si Bryce Ramos.


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Pia Wurtzbach gives advice to Miss Universe Instagram page after becoming ‘toxic’


ia Wurtzbach felt the need to speak up after noticing that the Miss Universe Instagram page had already been surrounded with negative comments making it “toxic.” Pia once handled the Instagram page of the said pageant after winning Miss Universe in 2015. The page then posted her uplifting message on their page and while flattered, Pia also gave an additional tip to the page. “Hi! Aside from posting pictures, positive messages, [and] updates about Cat, why not take time to scroll through the comments also and block the ones that are spreading hate on this page,” she said. “Miss Universe celebrates unity in diversity. Miss Universe uplifts, empowers, and inspires. I think the IG ac-

count (and comments that everyone can see) should reflect that also. Not sure if they’re aware, but it’s become quite toxic here already,” she added. “That’s not what MU is about. No more bullying and spreading hate on this page, please,” Pia added. There have been a lot of negative comments about the current Miss Universe Catriona Gray, who is also from the Philippines. Recently, she has also been criticized for her weight.


Gerald Anderson’s younger brother Ken to debut as a director

t seems Gerald Anderson’s brother Ken wants to tread a different path as he goes behind-the-scenes to pursue his dream to become a full-fledged filmmaker. On Instagram, Ken shared a poster of what appears to be a horrorthriller film titled Lola. Set to be his directorial debut, the young Anderson also revealed that he was

Gretchen Fullido decides to have her eggs frozen: ‘It’s the best decision of my life’


ollowing an informative egg freezing 101 with OB-Gynecologist and fertility specialist Dr. Gia Pastorfide, ABS-CBN News’ Entertainment anchor Gretchen Fullido has decided to have her egg cells frozen. Gretchen promised to show her fans how the procedure went in a video to be released soon on her YouTube channel. “I’m so happy to share this news with you! I finally decided to freeze my eggs! Will document my journey and show you how I did my procedure in Victory Art Laboratory in Makati with daughter & father doctors Gia & Greg Pastorfide,” she wrote. Gretchen, who recently turned 35, revealed

that she has decided to have her eggs frozen as a birthday gift to herself. She added by saying that it has always been a dream of her to have a baby “in my own time and in God’s perfect time.” “Been praying about this for a few years now and my dream finally came true! It’s the best birthday gift I can ever give to myself! Now I can take control of my life, not rush on anything and have a baby in my own time, in God’s perfect time,” she

the one who wrote the film’s screenplay. “A Lola is supposed to be sweet right? What if you visit your Lola one night and she’s not as sweet as you remember? LOLA. Written and directed by me,” he wrote in an Instagram post. Asked when his film is coming out, he replied: “Soon.”

Meanwhile, in an Instagram story, Ken shared a video of himself directing two of the characters While Ken Anderson appeared on several TV shows since he joined showbiz in 2014, he has been focusing on his filmmaking career lately. Last 2018, Ken Anderson joined the US Navy.

wrote. Reiterating her excitement, she wrote: “So excited to share my journey to all women who have been wanting to harvest their eggs (I’ve also met other patients who shared their stories and it’s truly inspiring).” Gretchen Fullido also gave a piece of advice to those who have

been having second thoughts about having their eggs frozen. “One piece of advice from me: If you been thinking about it, Go Freeze it! I can honestly say that it’s the best decision of my life,” she wrote. Egg Freezing enables a woman to postpone pregnancy to a later date. Among the local celebrities who made it known to the public that they had their eggs harvested and frozen are Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Cristalle Belo, and Ice Seguerra.


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Maja Salvador, ipinagdadasal na si Rambo Nunez na ang ‘The One’



a interview ng ABS-CBN Lifestyle kay Kapamilya star Maja Salvador, inamin nga aktres na pinagdadasal niya na si Rambo Nunez na nga ang “The One” niya. “I’m praying. Sana. Yes, I want. Kaya pinagdadasal ko,” ani Maja. Sinundan niya ito ng mensahe para kay Rambo: “Yes, I hope. So Rambo, behave.” Nagkwento rin ang Killer Bride star kung gaano ka-espesyal si Rambo lalo na pagdating sa pag-aasikaso sa kanya. “When I’m with him, andun yung nare-relax ako… After ng work, andun yung mabe-burn out ka e. So I’m very lucky na talagang minsan nag-iisip siya anong trips pwedeng puntahan to relax. Siya yung nagpa-plan ng lahat.

“With Rambo… may other world. Nilalagay niya ako sa ibang world na nagagawa ko nang magaan lahat,” pagpapatuloy pa niya. Bukod daw dito ay “super supportive” at “sobrang gentleman” ng kanyang boyfriend. May kinalaman din daw diumano kay Rambo kung bakit hindi nag-work ang past relationships ni Maja. “Kasi nine years ago naging kami, but I’m too young so kailangan kong magwork muna… nine years ago, andun yung gusto mo sa isang relationship, sa isang guy,” paliwanag niya. “Baka kaya hindi nagwu-work yung mga past ko, kasi may mga hinahanap ako na hindi ko ma-pinpoint kung ano,” dagdag niya.

“Nung bumalik siya, nung tinanggal ko yung rule na walang balikan ng ex… sabi ko parang baka ito yung gusto ko talagang relationship. Basta kung ano yung meron kami.” Napag-uusapan na rin daw nila ni Rambo ang marriage. “Oo… napag-uusapan. But too early pa nga lang to say kasi ilang months pa lang (kami),” sabi niya. Sa usaping dream wedding, sinabi naman ni Maja na iniisip niya ang isang beach wedding pero nananaig ang pagpapakasal sa simbahan dahil “para

present si God.” Gusto rin niya ng simple at intimate wedding. “Gusto ko simple lang. Hindi yung artista way. Very intimate lang,” paliwanag ng danceractress.

Alessandra de Rossi, isa nang ganap na direktor



asaya at excited ang aktres na si Alessandra de Rossi sa kanyang kauna-unahang directorial job para sa proyektong kasalukuyan niyang binubuo kasama si Piolo Pascual. Sa panayam ng ABS-CBN News, ibinahagi ni Alessandra na bibida siya kasama ang dating co-star sa pelikulang “Fuffy

siyang inisip eh. “Mahirap siya kasi after mong mag-take ipi-preview mo kung okay tapos may makikita kang hindi okay, na kung sana nasa screen ka na-cut mo na siya.” Ani naman ni Piolo, “I’m just really excited na sa’min niya binigay ‘yong magandang material na ‘yan.”

and Fream”, na kaniya ring isinulat at ididirek. Ayon sa 35 -year-old star, hindi niya kailanman in-expect na magiging isa siyang ganap na direktor. Aniya, “Lahat naman ng nangyari sa buhay ko, never ko

Taong 2017 nang huling nagkatrabaho ang dalawa para sa primetime series na “Since I Found You”. Samantala ay nagbahagi si Alessandra ng ilang behind-the-scenes ng “Fuffy and “Fream” sa Instagram.

‘The General’s Daughter’ now airing in Myanmar

he General’s Daughter, the top-rating Kapamilya teleserye starring actress Angel Locsin, is now showing in Myanmar. Alongside Ngayon at Kailanman, the action-packed series premiered on Sky Net International Drama Channel in Myanmar last August 4. Meanwhile, the Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia-starrer drama stared airing on the same channel last June 24. Both shows are subtitled in

Burmese. Other ABS-CBN shows which started to air abroad this year include The Blood Sisters, starring Erich Gonzales, in Kazakhstan; Pangako Sa ‘Yo, featuring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, in Dominican Republic; Halik, topbilled by Yam Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Yen Santos, and Sam Milby, in Tanzania; and Hanggang Saan, led by Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde, in Turkey.


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Judy Ann Santos, ibinahagi ang hamon sa out of the box role sa ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’




ba’t-ibang reaksyon ang nakuha sa manonood ng top rating Kapamilya series na FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano sa pagpasok ng kakaibang karakter na gina-

gampanan ni Judy Ann Santos. Sa naging interview kay Juday, kakaiba ang role na humahamon sa kanya. “Lahat ng challenges nasa role

na yun! Siyempre creepy talaga sa simula kasi hindi pa naman aware ang maraming tao sa ganun klaseng illness ano but I’m happy to take on the challenge it’s something that i haven’t done in my 32 years in this industry,” sabi pa ni Juday. Para kay Judy Ann, napapanahon na gumanap siya ng out-of the box na papel gaya nito.

“Parang gusto mo lang ng bago gusto mo lang alamin kung hanggang saan ang acting skills mo bilang artista, and I enjoy it. I enjoy it so much although it’s very hard,” kuwento pa niya. Naibahagi din ni Juday ang working relationship nila ni Coco Martin na tumatayong bida at direktor ng programa.


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Maine Mendoza, naiyak sa ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ Nanatili ang suporta ni Maine Mendoza para sa malapit na kaibigan na si Alden Richards. BY KIKO ESCUADRO

Kasunod ng tagumpay ng Hello, Love, Goodbye, tanging papuri ang ipinaabot ni Maine Mendoza para sa kaibigan na si Alden Richards at sa kapareha nito sa pelikula na si Kathryn Bernardo. Sa panayam kay Maine sa naganap na story conference ng 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival movie entry na Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity, masayang binati ni Maine si Alden at Kathryn sa Next page pls.

KZ Tandingan speechless upon meeting ex-American Idol judge: ‘I can’t believe this happened’


inger KZ Tandingan was rendered speechless as she met Grammyaward producer and former American Idol judge Randy Jackson for the first time. On Twitter on Friday, ABS-CBN Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion posted a clip of the artists’ first encounter, in which Randy was caught gushing over KZ, saying. “My god. Dude, I love you, man. Dude, you are so talented yo! So talented!” “Months ago during our first meeting with [Randy], he mentioned he’s aware of KZ and that he really finds her really really good ‘she’s the one!’ Fast forward to today. [KZ] and Randy finally met,” wrote Resurreccion as caption. In a separate tweet, Ricky shared another clip of Randy talking about the

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first time he saw KZ perform. “I was watching. I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ You got the gift, man,” the American bassist said to the

X-factor champion. Meanwhile, KZ, on Instagram, said she could not believe that she had just met her idol. She added: “I got to talk to you about my dream and my passion, [and] I learned a lot and heard amazing stories from you! Thank you sir [Randy]. I’m excited for the future!



Tom Rodriguez rushed to hospital due to severe allergic reaction

apuso leading man Tom Rodriguez is doing well now after suffering from a severe allergic reaction while in the United States. On his Instagram post yesterday, August 13, Tom recounted that he woke up feeling itchy and experienced difficulty in breathing. He also noticed that he has hives in his face, throat and body. “What a day! Woke up itching, feeling hot and couldn’t breathe with hives/inflammation all over my body, face and throat (not sure yet sa cause but i ate some pinapple from walmart before bed)...good thing I had some prednisone for some allergies and took that right away with antihistamine and was able to call for help.” Tom assured everyone that he is doing well after the incident and he is headed to Phoenix, Arizona, to spend time with his family. “The hospital staff were all amazing and had me back in tip top shape right away...

although I wasn’t able to ride the rocket, I did get to spend time at the Houston consulate and met the amazing people who hold that fort down as well as our fellow kapusos and kababayans who were there getting their passports...nakiusap sana ako kung pwedeng umawra para sa passport pic ko...kaso may flight ako agad kaya baka di kaya in ahahaha ;)” “Boarded na ako ngayon sa flight ko headed to phoenix to see my family!!! Woot!!! What an adventure of a day :) nakatour pa ako ng need to worry, I have meds and I am A-OK!!”

‘Hello Love Goodbye’s creenings to push through despite ongoing protests in Hong Kong


hile the stars of Hello Love Goodbye are no longer flying to Hong Kong, the scheduled screenings are still pushing through. Despite ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Star Cinema confirms with ABS-

CBN News’ MJ Felipe that the scheduled screenings will happen as planned. In an interview with MJ Felipe at the Tala Awards 2019, Alden Richards expressed his sadness over the cancellation of their visit to Hong Kong. Protests in Hong Kong were

brought about by a proposed bill regarding extradition or as defined by Merriam-Webster, “the surrender of an alleged criminal usually under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one authority (such as a state) to another having jurisdiction to try the

charge.” The scheduled screenings of Hello Love Goodbye are happening on August 18 and 25. As of writing, the film has already earned more than 500 million pesos in the box office.

Diether Ocampo is now a lieutenant commander in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary


fter officially joining the ranks of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Lieutenant Commander last February, Diether Ocampo dove into another exciting experience this year, this time to experience seafarer training. In a video posted by the Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training Facebook page as part of their Sea of Stories series, Diether Ocampo spoke up for organization as a maritime advocate. The actor-businessman also decided to undergo maritime training under PHILCAMSAT earlier this year. During

the ten-minute video, Diether shared how seafarers sacrifice a lot for the sake of their profession. “Masarap na maging bahagi ng isang industriya na naging malaki ang kontribusyon hindi lang sa Pilipinas kundi sa buong mundo. Marami tayong kababayan na hindi nabibigyan ng pansin,” he said in the video.


Maris Racal, may panghihinayang ba sa tambalang MarNigo?

ilinaw ni Maris Racal na ang pagbibidahan niyang pelikula na I’m Ellenya L ay hindi romantic comedy na tambalan nila ni Inigo Pascual. Sa naganap na bloggers’ conference nitong Martes, August 13, sinabi ni Maris na nagpapasalamat pa rin siya mga patuloy na sumusuporta sa kanilang dalawa ni Inigo. “Very thankful ako kasi andiyan pa rin sila na nagstay sila kahit alam nilang hindi nagkatuluyan na kami. There’s still there to support us with the movie. So ang saya saya na nandiyan sila,” mensahe ni Maris sa MarNigo fans. “Marnigos are the best, gusto rin nilang mag-grow kami [ni Inigo],” dagdag niya. Idiniin ni Maris na wala siyang panghihinayang sa naging direksyon ng relasyon nila ni Inigo, sa katunayan nananatili silang magkaibigan at plano pa ring gumawa ng mga proyekto sa susunod. “To be honest, wala naman akong pinanghihinayangan talaga, we did all our best. If hindi naman talaga para sa’yo, wag na lang pilitin, you know accept things and move on, and learn from it. “Wala naman kasi we remained friends e. Hindi kami nag-burn bridges like

Maine... Con’t. from page 26. tagumpay ng kanilang pelikula. Yes, congratulations kay Kathryn tsaka Alden, maganda! Maganda ‘yung pelikula, mahusay sila,” ani Maine sa panayam. Ayon pa kay Maine maka-ilang beses din niya inulit ang pelikula “Maganda, dalawang beses ko pa nga pinanuod,” sabi pa niya Pag-amin pa ni Maine, napahanga siya sa naging performance ni Alden sa Hello, Love, Goodbye. “ Te a r y - e y e d ,

okay pa rin kami pag nagmi-meet kami, and may work in the future - game pa rin namin gawin,” paliwanag ng aktres. Samantala, bilang pinaka-una niyang pelikulang pagbibidahan, aminado ang dating Pinoy Big Brother housemate na may nararamdaman siyang pressure. “Iba kasi ang usapan kapag magre-release ng movie e. Kailangan talaga maraming manonood, parang ayaw mo naman [biguin] yung trust ng management, yung prod,” ani Maris. Mapapanood simula September 13 ang I’m Ellenya L, kasapi sa Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019, sa direksyon ni Boy 2 Quizon, at produksyon ng Spring Films. pero proud ako sa kanila. Feeling ko ako ‘yung nagluwal sa kanila, feeling ko ina nila ako na habang nanunuod. Ang galing,” pahayag pa ni Maine. Sa kasalukuyan, tumabo na sa mahigit kumulang na 400 milyon piso na ang kinita ng Hello, Love, Goodbye at inaasahan pa paglago sa mga susunod na araw..


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Shaina Magdayao, aminadong muntik nang mag-quit sa showbiz noon



ukas na nagkuwento ang Kapamilya actress tungkol sa kaniyang muntikang pag-quit o pagsuko sa karera sa showbiz. Sa press conference ng aktres para sa kaniyang bagong pagsama sa cast ng teleseryeng Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, sinabi nitong kamakailan lang nang maisipan niyang kwestyunin ang pananatili sa industriya. “Five, four years ago, that’s when I started questioning. Parang ano ba talagang ginagawa ko? “Whenever I talk about this, parang sinubo lang sa akin ang showbiz. When I was younger para lang akong naglalaro. “Then it started to feel like work. Lalo na nung napupuyat na ako, I started questioning. And then dumating din sa point na parang nagawa ko na lahat,” kuwento ni Shaina. Ayon pa sa aktres, nakatulong sa kaniyang pagpapatuloy sa pagaartista ang kaniyang mga nakaraang proyekto. “[Just] when I started questioning that, I was given, good serious roles. [So] I took it as a chal-

lenge,” pagpapatuloy niya. Kamakailan, maaalalang nagpunta ang aktres sa France, para sa Cannes Film Festival, dahil sa pinagbidahang pelikulang Ang Hupa. Kasama niyang dumalo rito ang rumored boyfriend na si Piolo Pascual, na isa rin sa mga lead stars ng nasabing pelikula. Samantala, sa parehong press interview ay nagbigay din ang 29-year-old na aktres ng update sa kaniyang buhay pagibig. “If it’s meant to happen, walang makakapigil. So when it happens, of course I will tell you, I will tell everyone pero sa ngayon, wala pang isang taong pwedeng magclaim non,” masayang pahayag nito.

Bea Alonzo: ‘One day at a time’


agle-eyed fans of Bea Alonzo were quick to notice that the actress changed her Instagram profile’s bio. It now says, “One day at a time.” It can be recalled that Julia called out Bea for allegedly “bullying” her online. “You can play victim all you want, but I refuse to be your victim,” Julia told Bea. Julia was accused of being the reason behind the falling out of Bea and Gerald Anderson. In her last interview at the story conference of her newest TV project, Bea said that she did not have a closure with Gerald. “Honestly, to my understanding,

we did not break up. He just started not talking to me,” Bea stated. ‘one day at a time’ as her new Instagram profile bio.


Kathryn Bernardo teams up with Michael Cinco for 2019 ABS-CBN Ball athryn Bernardo is now preparing for the much-awaited ABS-CBN Ball this

year. The “Hello, Love, Goodbye” actress recently revealed that she has teamed up with Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco to create her outfit for what is dubbed as the biggest celebrity fashion event in the country. This is not the first time that Kathryn will play as muse of Cinco. In 2015, the 23-year-old star wore a white intricate gown by the international designer at the same event, then dubbed as the prestigious Star Magic Ball. The following year, she stunned in another Michael Cinco creation - a black strapless gown embellished with Swarovski cystals and se-


The ABS-CBN Ball, which brings together the biggest and brighest stars in showbiz,

aims t o benefit Bantay Bata 163, the network’s child welfare arm that aims to serve and protect Filipino children, also through legal, medical, and education assistance. Details of the ball have yet to be formally announced as of writing.


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Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador pose together in New Jersey

Anne Curtis, considers Zac Efron as a ‘perfect stranger’



ans could not be any happier for Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador as they enjoyed some friendly bonding in New Jersey over the weekend. On Instagram on Sunday, “The Killer Bride” actress delighted her followers with photos of her and Kim, all-smiles, while they posed together near the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. It could be recalled that the “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” co-stars, who used to be close friends, became the subject of headlines back in 2013 after Maja dated Gerald

Anderson, who is Kim’s ex-boyfriend. The two reconciled following a year of estrangement. Meanwhile, Gerald is currently embroiled in a controversy involving his break-up with girlfriend of three years, Bea Alonzo, amid rumors romantically linking him to his “Between Maybes” leading lady, Julia Barretto. The 30-year-old actor has since denied the speculations, citing instead “personal issues” and “things inside our relationship” as the true cause of their separation.

Bela Padilla shares biggest lesson from ‘Sino ang Maysala’: ‘Always act out of love’


fter Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa aired its final episode last August 9, Bela Padilla shared her thoughts on her Instagram account after playing the challenging role of Atty. Juris Agoncillo-Montelibano. Bela shared what she learned from her latest acting experience and gave advice to her 4.5 million followers, urging them to “Please reach out to your loved ones having a hard time, and be

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fair and always act out of love.’ She wrote: “Juris is the most emotionally and physically tiring woman I’ve had the honour to portray. Living in her head since October has been such a learning experience for me. I’ve learned that good people can make wrong decisions and will really go to extremes to justify what is right for them.



inikilig ang bida ng Just A Stranger na si Anne Curtis tuwing babanggitin ang pangalan ng sikat na Hollywood actor na si Zac Efron. Sana raw ay naging “stranger” sa buhay niya si Zac para mas makilala niya ito at maging kaibigan. “l’ve actually been in a situation before when you actually meet someone and parang, ‘wow, they’re so nice!’ That’s it! “It never moves on to friendship or anything else more than friends, but you imagine in your head,” lahad ng aktres na

meant to happen na magkakilala sila. “It’s not supposed to happen,” sabi ulit ni Anne. Wala raw naman siyang nakikitang masama na maging inspirasyon ang isang idol o ang tao na hinahangaan o crush mo. “Alam mo ‘yon? It doesn’t have to be more than that. Okay na tayo na hanggang idol lang natin sila or crush lang natin sila... but that’s just my thoughts,” maigsi niyang paliwanag. Samantala, may temang May-December affair ang Just A Stranger na idini-

kapareha ni Marco Gumabao sa pelikula. At para sa kanyang, best example nga daw ng “perfect stranger” na sinasabi niya ay si Zac. “So I saw Zac Efron in a place before and naisip ko rin talaga... na-imagine ko ‘yung how many times... what could have happened if we were introduced as friends. “Could we actually be good friends or would it happen to a point that we would date? Alam mo ‘yung ganu’ng klase mag-isip?” wika pa niya. Pero marahil ay hindi raw talaga

rek ni Jason Paul Laxamana mula sa Viva Films na showing on August 21. Ang kuwento ng pelikula ay iikot kina Mae (Anne), isang babaeng may asawa, at Jekjek (Marco), anak ng isang ambassador, na magkakakilala at magkakaroon ng one-night stand habang nasa Lisbon, Portugal. Ayon sa director ng pelikula, hindi raw niru-romanticize ng pelikula ang illicit affair o pagtataksil. Ipapakita raw dito nang malaliman ang ang personal na buhay ng mga karakter at ang rason sa likod ng kanilang mga akyson.

But that doesn’t always mean that what’s right for one person is right and fair for everyone. And ultimately, there will never be a perfect crime. May Juris’ run serve a purpose and a warning to our viewers. Please reach out to your loved ones having a hard time, no matter how strong or smart they are, pain is pain. Life will throw you in situations that you won’t expect, may we all be just, be fair, and always act out of love. Salamat po mga Kapamilya. Juris, signing off


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Artista August 2019 Issue  

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