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MOMOLAND member Nancy to work with James Reid for a teleserye

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ne of the members of South Korean girl group MOMOLAND, Nancy, is set to work with James Reid for a teleserye. Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal, who will produce the show, confirmed the news via Instagram. Born Nancy Jewel McDonie, the South Korean idol is half-South Korean and half-American. Meanwhile, Filipino-

Australian James Reid is onehalf of the JaDine tandem. This marks James’ first project since leaving his former talent management agency, VIVA. Titled Soulmate, the series is set to be helmed by acclaimed director Antoinette Jadaone. As of writing, further details about the upcoming teleserye have yet to be announced. Meanwhile, MOMOLAND, the K-Pop girl group behind hits “Bboom Bboom” and “BAAM,” inked a deal with ABS-CBN for a travel series. In another story, MOMOLAND’s Nancy McDonie is elated to work with Kapamilya heartthrob James Reid in her

Maja Salvador wins Best Actress in Busan film fest

very first Philippine series titled Soulmate. “I am very excited and also I am very nervous. This is the first time coming to the Philippines and actually doing a project so I’m actually happy. It’s totally new to me. I’m in a different country and new culture. I never been actually in a big drama before so I guess I could say it’s the first time,” Nancy said in an inter-

view with ABS-CBN News. When it comes to her leading man, Nancy has nothing but good words for James. “He’s super nice, super sweet, awesome,” the MOMOLAND member said. James confessed that he actually got starstruck because of Nancy. “I have to be honest, [I’m] a little bit starstruck of course but I am super excited to work wth her,” James stated. On what the series is all about, James relayed, “It’s about finding your soulmate.” James and Nancy will start shooting Soulmate next year.

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aja Salvador was named Best Actress for her performance in the drama series “Wildflower” at the first Asia Contents Awards held on Saturday in Busan, South Korea. A lone Philippine nominee, the actress bested other actors from nine ASEAN countries to the special award. In her speech, Maja said that playing Ivy Aguas and Lily Cruz was both a great challenge and pleasure for her as an actress. The first Asia Contents Awards aims to recognize outstanding TV series in the television industry from across

Asia. It is organized by the renowned Busan International Film Festival and Asian Film Market, an annual film market in South Korea. Even after the series ended, ‘Wildflower’ continues to be a hit worldwide as it airs in New Caledonia, Polynesia, and Reunion with the partnership of ABS-CBN with Ampersand fiction, a French content distributor. Currently, ‘Wildflower’ is being shown in several French-speaking African countries and will soon air in Madagascar this month.

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Amalia Fuentes

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Tambalan nina Sarah Geronimo at Daniel Padilla sa pelikula, matutuloy na nga ba? BY KIKO ESCUADRO

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umanaw na ang beteranang aktres na si Amalia Fuentes sa edad na 78. Kinumpirma naman ng pamilya ni Amalia sa ABS-CBN News na binawian siya ng buhay ngayong umaga bandang alas-kwatro, nang dahil sa multiple organ failure. “Lagi siyang nagse-seizure kahit nasa ICU (intensive care unit) siya,” ani Niño Muhlach, na kanyang pamangkin. Nag-post din ang kanyang mga apo na sina Alfonso at Alyanna Martinez sa social media at sinabing, “She is now reunited with her husband Joey Stevens, our mother Anna-Lissa Martinez and her ex-husband, our Lolo Bobby.” “We have prayed for nothing but peace for her and now she can finally rest. Our family only asks that you re-

spect our privacy during this time and join us in praying for her soul,” dagdag pa nila. Isa si Aga Muhlach sa malapit na kaanak ng veteran actress na si Amalia Fuentes, na nagbigay ng kanyang huling pamamaalam para sa namayapang tiyahin. “You started it all for us. You have taught me so much in life. You were an inspiration. You treated me like your son. I’m at a loss for words. Go rest now. I know for sure that you are the happiest right now for you are at peace and most specially, reunited with ate Liezl. My growing up years was spent with you, tita,” bahagi ng post ni Aga. Pabaon na mensahe rin ang ipinaabot ng aktor para sa kanyang mga namayapang kaanak.

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indi isinasara ng Popstar royalty na si Sarah Geronimo ang posibilidad na pagsasama nila sa isang proyekto ng aktor na si Daniel Padilla Kasunod ito ng naging maugong na balitang paggawa ni Daniel ng solong pelikula gaya ng naging paggawa ni Kathryn Bernardo ng Hello, Love, Goodbye kasama si Alden Richards.

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“Yes! Actually I’m looking forward to it, pero kailangan lang na perfect ‘yung material namin,” tugon ni Sarah sa panayam sa media launch ng upcoming movie ni Sarah na Unforgettable. At kung matutuloy, may naging kondisyon rin ang Popstar Royalty para sa maugong na pasasama nila ni Daniel sa pelikula. “Pero sana hindi siya dapat maging pilit, hindi siya dapat maging formula, alam mo ‘yun dapat talagang iba,” sabi pa ni Sarah. Sa ngayon, tutok muna si Sarah para sa nalalapit na showing ng Unforgettable ngayong October 23 sa direksyon ni Jun Lana at Perci Intalan.


Kim Chiu gains

1 million subscribers, receives Gold Play Button Award

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im Chiu achieved another feat in her YouTube venture after she gained 1 million subscribers on her channel. The actress received her Gold Play Button Award and posted the story behind her YouTube journey on Instagram to mark this milestone in her life. Kim confessed that she was hesitant at first in joining the YouTube world. She also revealed that she lost interest in vlogging during the first year for fear of being judged. “At first I was hesitant coz 15 sec. of IG story is different from minutes of YouTube video. I was afraid of what other people may think or how I can showcase my vlog, the first year was tough and I lost interest on doing it,” Kim said. After watching several YouTubers, Kim realized that being a vlogger is all about being true to oneself so she gave it a shot again. “This year I started again after watching several YouTuber’s videos. I realized that you just have to be yourself, have fun and most especially be friends with your camera! I want to inspire people with my videos, share the memories I had and bring you to places I have been,” she stated. Kim remarked that YouTube became her platform to showcase what happens behind the camera.

Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, James Reid, Daniel Matsunaga, nominado sa 100 Most Beautiful/Handsome Faces 2019

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uling nakatakdang gawaran ang Most Beautiful at Most Handsome Face ng taong 2019 ng Independent Critics List ni TC Candler. Si TC ay writer at editor ng Coming Soon Magazine ng The Independent Newspaper sa London, at nagpasimula ng naturang listahan sa loon ng tatlong dekada na. Ito ang parehong grupo ang nagbigay ng titulo kay Liza Soberano bilang Most Beautiful Face noong 2017. Sa inilabas na bagong listahan, nakakuha ng nominasyon ang ilang Filipino Celebrities tulad nila Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, Kelsey Merritt, James Reid, at Daniel Matsunaga. Ilan din sa mga kilalang international personalities ang kasama sa nomination. Nariyan ang tatlo sa miyembro ng Blackpink na sina Lisa Manoban, Rose, at Jennie Kim. Pasok din sa listahan sila Daniel Radcliffe, Louis Tomlinson, Noah Centineo, Harry Styles, at Zac Efron. ARTISTA WINNIPEG OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE

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Pia Wurtzbach

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n a rare moment, Pia Wurtzbach showed her vulnerable side to the public as she talked about the days when she is not feeling okay. In her newest vlog released on Tuesday, the Miss Universe 2015 titleholder admitted to feeling down as she got “reminded of the things that are not working so well at the moment.” “Gusto ko maging honest, alam mo ‘yun?” she began, recording the video from her hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. “There are days na hindi ako okay, na paggising ko parang ang bigat ng gabi. May dinala akong bigat from kagabi tapos dinala ko today, or dinala ko sa paggising ko.” Wurtzbach did not point to a specific person or problem (“Hindi naman sa may masamang nangyari,” she said), but the beauty queen admitted that she struggles to find “true friends” given her life as a celebrity. “It’s not that I have enemies. It’s more of like… It’s a very complicated life that I live in because you don’t really know who your true friends are. Or you think you

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do, then turns out they’re not,” she said. “Parang in the end, you don’t really know who has your back. Nadadala mo siya kahit minsan gusto mong kalimutan.” Wurtzbach has yet to resolve this internal struggle, but she said she turns to prayer so she could spend the rest of her day “happy.” “Sa mga moments na ganito, I just pray. I pray na sana ma-let go ko ‘yung feeling na ‘yun. Sana mawala siya, sana mabura siya and then I can continue on with the day happy, happy again,” she said. Wurtzbach went on: “And that’s what I did today. I just want to be honest and say that I woke up not 100% today, and that’s okay. What’s important is you realize [na] alam mo ‘yung mga blessings mo, you’re grateful and you just how to let go. So that’s what I did today.” True enough, Wurtzbach returned to her cheerful self after opening up, with the beauty queen giving her viewers a glimpse of her activities in Bangkok before heading to Jakarta, Indonesia to host an event.

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MOMOLAND performs Tagalog song ‘Salamat’ in concert

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OMOLAND surprised their Filipino fans on Saturday, October 2, at the “Good Friends in Manila” concert when the performed the OPM hit song “Salamat.” The K-pop girl group sang “Salamat” as their finale performance for the concert. The group received loud cheers as they performed the song. Netizens also commended the group’s effort to sing the Pinoy track.

“Napa-bilib ako dito sa kanila nung narinig ko ‘to,” one netizen said. “Ang cute nilang kumanta ng Tagalog,” another netizen commented. MOMOLAND’s agency MLD Entertainment inked a multi-project deal with ABS-CBN, which includes a travel show featuring all the members of the girl group and a TV series for Nancy opposite James Reid.


Lea Salonga on playing her first kontrabida role: ‘I’m finding it extremely liberating”

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laying the role of Mrs. Lovett in the musical thriller Sweeney Todd, Lea Salonga said she had no hesitations playing the role of a anti-hero on stage for a change. “This is not the first time that I’m playing someone who’s flawed and terrible but this is the first time I get to play a villain. But I don’t want to think that my fans are stupid. And I don’t think that they are. I think that they’re going to be able to separate me as a person from the character that I’m going to play. So I don’t think fans will automatically turn on me and say, ‘Ay, ayoko na sa kanya kasi she’s playing a bad guy.’ Some of the nicest people play bad guys. And some of the not nice people play the good guys so that’s something to think about. But I don’t want to insult my fans’ intelligence by saying they will stop patronizing me and my work, wholesome or not, because I get to play a villain in one show,” she shared during the Sweeney Todd presscon held last October 2 in Pasay city. Fans of the talented artist can expect to see a totally different side of Lea Salonga in the Tony Award-winning musical. “There’s a lot of roles that are written for theater that are not nice people and here we’re not nice folks. And I’m finding it extremely liberating and interesting and fun playing a villain. and I’m finding myself having far more input and

ideas. So some of the stuff that I think of (for her) are demented, dirty, and nasty. I guess I really have that aspect of that personality is actually in me as is in any human being. And the thing about being an actor is that you should be open to playing both the good and the bad. And the same as in films, you can’t always play the nice guy. I’m very nice when I do concerts, I’m very nice when I’m a coach on The Voice. But I’d like to think that audiences are intelligent enough to be able to separate who I am in real life from who I am on stage as a character in a show,” Lea explained. Lea also said she has long graduated from playing cookie cutter roles of leading ladies. “I do a lot of musical theater and I’m not always going to be the pretty girl with the pretty songs and the one with the happy ending that gets her prince. I’m 48. I’ll leave that to the 24 years olds to do. But now it’s nice to be able to do play interesting human beings, to step into the shoes of someone who would do these type of things,” she said.

Details on their wedding to be revealed on various ABS-CBN shows…

RICHARD, SARAH TO TAKE VIEWERS ON THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY

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ans are invited to Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati’s journey to forever as the showbiz couple will soon appear in various ABS-CBN shows and other Kapamilya multimedia platforms to reveal details about their much-anticipated wedding in March 2020. The grand announcement already happened on “ASAP Natin ‘To” last Sunday (October 11) where Kapamilya singers Moira Dela Torre, Jason Dy, Ogie Alcasid, and Martin Nievera serenaded the couple with heartfelt love songs. “We are very grateful to ABS-CBN, our bosses, our ASAP family, and to the singers who performed. It’s like our practice for our wedding,” said Sarah who got emotional during their appearance on “ASAP Natin ‘To.” This is only the first of many appearances the two will do as they will visit various ABS-CBN shows for exclusive stories and sneak peeks on their upcoming wedding. Meanwhile, Richard and Sarah appreciate the amount of love they have received as they enter the new chapter of their lives. “We are super grateful. We made it official to our parents, kids, and friends. Now, it’s time to make it official to our supporters and announce it properly,” said Sarah. Richard, on the other hand, added, “We are thankful to ABS-CBN and for the

people working behind all this. This is very special to us and we can’t wait to share more details about our big day soon.” The two revealed that they are already finalizing their guest list and principal sponsors. Sarah will also fly out of the country for her wedding gown fitting next month. Aside from the wedding preparations, Richard is currently busy doing a film under Star Cinema with Bea Alonzo, with whom he will also be pairing for a teleserye, and Angelica Panganiban. He we also star for the first time on “MMK” this Saturday (October 12) alongside Elisse Joson.

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Pageant Camp, muling bubuksan ang pinto para sa future beauty queens

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uling bubuksan ng sikat na pageant camp ang kanilang pintuan para sa aspiring Pinay beauty queens. Sa Instagram post ng Aces & Queens, pormal na nilang inanunsyo ang muling pagsisimula ng kanilang klase para sa susunod na henerasyon ng beauty queens. Ang Aces & Queens ang humasa sa successful Filipina beauty queens tulad nila 2016 Miss International Kylie Verzosa, 2013 Miss World Megan Young at 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Ilan rin sa mga produkto ng sikat na pageant camp ang mga former Miss Universe Philippines na sina Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon at Ariella Arida.

Unique Salonga does photoshoot with luxury brand Gucci

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usician Unique Salonga dived in to the world of fashion and did a shoot with global luxury brand Gucci. It can be recalled that the singer posted his photo with a pair of Gucci glasses last May. On Friday, Unique’s label O/C Records posted snapshots of Unique for Gucci. “They say you have to be ODD to be number ONE. Kudos to Gucci for recognizing local talents and individuals, who are passionate about their craft,” the record label wrote. Unique rose to fame as the lead singer of IV of Spades. He then decided to go solo and signed with O/C records. His latest album is titled “Grandma.”

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Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo Kim Chiu join forces in magazine cover

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hree of the country’s biggest female stars have come together to pose for a local fashion magazine. For a special issue, three of their biggest cover girls--Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo, and Kim Chiu--joined forces for Metro Magazine as it celebrates its 30th year in the industry this October. “In this special retro-futuristic fashion extravaganza, Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo, and Kim Chiu make the ultimate trio as they represent vanguards, icons, and luminaries respectively,” read a post on Metro Magazine’s Instagram page showing the three actresses on the cover: From Metro Magazine’s Instagram page it read: Three of the biggest Metro cover girls return for our 30th Anniversary Issue! In this special retro-futuristic fashion extravaganza, Judy Ann Santos (@officialjuday), Bea Alonzo (@ beaalonzo), and Kim Chiu (@chinitaprincess) make the ultimate trio as they represent vanguards, icons, and luminaries respectively. Judy Ann Santos’ career in show business took a dramatic turn from child star, to screen ingenue, to the Queen of Drama⁠ — but it is in her elegant transition to mother, homemaker, and kitchen goddess that allowed her to be truly authentic. Pls. turn to page 26. ARTISTA WINNIPEG OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE

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Paano napili sina Maine Mendoza at Carlo Aquino para magtambal sa ‘Isa Pa With Feelings’?

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a kabila ng pagkakaroon ng magkaibang mother network, nagsama at nagtambal para sa rom-com movie sina Maine Mendoza at Carlo Aquino na Isa Pa With Feelings. Sa naganap na media conference nitong Lunes, September 30, ipinaliwanag ng direktor na si Prime Cruz

kung paano niya napili ang dalawa para sa bagong pelikulang ito. “In terms of casting, si Maine kasi very expressive so naisip namin na bagay siya [sa role]. Yung mga deaf kasi na-aappreciate nila kapag yung expressive ka kasi siyempre hindi naman nila naririnig yung tono ng boses mo so parang bagay talaga siya for the role,” paliwanag ni Prime. Gaganap si Maine bilang Mara,

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Heart Evangelista meets Korean superstar Jessica Jung

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eart Evangelista had a chance to meet Korean superstar Jessica Jung at Paris Fashion Week. On Instagram, the Filipina actress

runway fashion shows to buyers and the media) around the world, this isn’t the first time that Heart was lucky to meet and mingle with showbiz personalities

posted a photo of her with the former Girl’s Generation member and now fashion entrepreneur with whom she was seatmates with during the Hermes fashion show. For her part, the “Fly” singer also referred to Heart as “my lovely seat buddy” through her Instagram Stories. It could be recalled that Heart first met Jessica’s sister Krystal Jung at Milan Fashion Week in September last year. At that time, she was also also seatmates with the f(x) member during the Ferragamo show. A regular at fashion weeks (a fashion industry event where designers, brands or fashion houses showcase their latest collections in

and distinguished designers backstage. Previously, she has met Hollywood actress and model Kate Bosworth, Canadian actress Eliza Sam, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, American clothing designer Kenneth Cole, Italian haute couture designer Antonio Grimaldi, and Italian footwear designer Gianvito Rossi.

ang babaeng tuturuan ng sign language ng deaf teacher na si Gali, na gagampanan naman ni Carlo. “Kay Carlo naman, parang feeling ko siya yung makakapag deliver kahit hindi nagsasalita. Siguro konti lang rin yung artista na may kaya no’n, and si Carlo

kayang kaya rin,” papuri ng direktor. Bilang unang beses na magkatrabaho para sa pelikula, nagkaroon daw muna ng familiarity workshop sina Maine at Carlo. Nang tinanong naman ang dalawa kung may intimate scene silang ginawa para sa pelikula, sinabi nila na hanggang holding hands at “beso” lang ang na-shoot nila.

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Inigo Pascual collaborates with K-pop director for ‘Options’ music video

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nigo Pascual set the bar higher in his latest music video for “Options.” Released on Wednesday, October 2, fans raved about the aesthetics and the cinema-

tography of the singer’s latest release. The production for the music video was led by South Korean commercial director, Dawittgold, who previously

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worked with K-Pop groups EXO, FTIsland and NCT. According to Tarsier Records, the “Options” shoot took 2 days on 8 different sets and in 2 locations, one of which is a studio solely built for shooting Korean music videos and TV series. Inigo’s styling for the music video was handled by Young-jin Kim, who previously styled Daniel Kang, NCT, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Jason DeRulo. Meanwhile, the

choreography was handled by dance mentors Matt Padilla and AC Lalata. “It’s the first time that we did this, and I’m claiming it to be successful. I’m thankful for the experience and the people that I met,” Inigo said. The “Options” music video is now available on Star Music’s YouTube channel. You can also stream the song on Spotify. BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

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Judy Ann... Con’t. from page 9.

In Bea Alonzo’s cover story, our Editor-inChief gets up close and personal with Bea, and paints the portrait of the strong, courageous, young woman that she is, as she takes over as the heroine of her generation. Kim Chiu may call herself the Chinita Princess, but she’s hardly a damsel in distress. As the star with the most number of Metro covers, she returns triumphantly to where it all began. To mark Metro’s 30 years, 27 other remarkable women join them for Metro.Style’s digital covers. Our favorite cover girls never shined brighter than in this star-studded 30th Anniversary Issue. Make sure to visit the Metro.Style’s website for more! #Metro30 #MetroLovesJudyAnn #MetroLovesBea #MetroLovesKim Grab a copy of this special issue, out on stands soon!

‘Are Artistas Ruining YouTube?’ Wil Dasovich shares thoughts about the issue

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ith the massive number of celebrities entering the YouTube world, a netizen raised concern that these celebrities might be overshadowing regular content creators. This was the issue that popular YouTuber Wil Dasovich tackled in his latest vlog titled “Are Artistas Ruining YouTube?” According to Wil, celebrities putting up their channels is actually helpful to the YouTube community. He said that this paves the way for mainstream media viewers to be present on the YouTube platform as well. “Once artistas becoming YouTubers I felt like it was the merg-

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ing of that gap between YouTubers and professional entertainers,” Wil stated. He added that because mainstream celebrities are now also on the platform, this attracts more brands to the platform. “Ultimately artistas coming to YouTube brings more viewers on the platform and in return this brings more advertisers so everyone wins,” he said.

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Wil credited Alex Gonzaga as the one who majorly introduced vlogging to the mainstream crowd. “The person who really paved the way for artistas to really start [vlogging] was Alex Gonzaga. There were really a lot who started before her but she was really who transcend her career and successfully crossover to the digital platform,” he said. According to Wil, Alex showed how YouTube could become a tool to be more successful. “She showed the pos-

sibilities and the outcomes of expanding out from traditional media. Even until this day, she is the only traditional artista who get this max deal types of endorsements because of her digital star power,” he said. Before his vlog concluded, Wil stressed that YouTubers are in the platform not to compete with each other but rather to work hand in hand. “The beauty about YouTube is it’s a meritocracy. Anyone is free to join and for the most part anyone has the equal opportunity of making it plus it is a collaborative opportunity. We all help each other out,” Wil said.


JP Laxamana on writing ‘Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love’: ‘It’s for millennials to understand themselves more’

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fter the success of Just a Stranger, director Jason Paul Laxamana follows it up with a film that tackles the real life problems of a typical college barkada. “It features millennials being the people who grew up without internet sa simula pero midway na-expose sila sa internet, sa social media. The movie is more for millennials to understand themselves more,

Jerome it tackles the issue of hook up, na parang dahil sa social media, ang daming choices para sa pag-ibig. Pero sa sobrang dami ng choices, ang hirap pumili, gusto na tikman lahat,” he said. Out of all his characters, direk JP admitted he relates to Tony Labrusca’s character the most. “Yung mga millennials ngayon napaka-competitive, kaya lagi silang work ng work, at the

kung bakit sila nagkakaganyan. Kasi ang dami kong research na ginawa dito sa pelikulang ito para makuha ko kung paano mag-isip yung mga ka-generation ko. So walang singular message kasi iba iba eh. Sa character naman ni Jane, dahil sa kultura ng vlogging or social media. Itong mga millennials and generation Z, mini-measure na lang yung buhay namin sa kung gaano karaming likes at saka shares. Nagiging about the numbers yung tingin namin sa sarili namin. We measure our self-worth based on how many likes and shares that we get from people sa social media,” he explained. Direk JP said the gay character Denzel played by Jerome deals with the downside of dating apps. “Si Jerome nung una ayaw niya, parang natatakot siya sa role. Gusto niya yung ibang role. Sabi ko, ‘Feeling ko ikaw lang kasi makakagawa nito.’ So nabudol ko rin siya (laughs). I told him I really saw him as a good character actor and I think pang-level up sa kanyang acting and I’m very glad na nagpa-budol naman siya sa akin. Yung character ni

expense of other factors sa buhay nila like yugn character ni Tony. Lagi silang busy to the point na minsan wala na silang time for relationships. Not just love, pati family, even for loving themselves wala na silang time. Ang dami sa mga millennials na products ng broken families, nagkakaroon na sila ng cynical point of view when it comes to love, na sobrang taliwas sa mga pinapakita sa mga pelikula ng generation ahead of us na laging happily ever after, laging happy ending. Yung character naman ni Albie (Casino) exposed siya sa ganung klaseng media na puro everything is romantic. So clash yung pananaw nila pagdating sa pag-ibig. In general, gusto ko ipaintindi sa ibang generations kung bakit kami ganito,” he said. If there was one takeaway JP hopes the audience can get from watching his film, it’s to be a more positive and considerate of others. “Ang bottomline is the world is not going to get kinder, life is not going to get any easier and all we can do is look out for one another. Yun ang feeling ko pinaka bottomline ng pelikulang ito,” he added.

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ibida sa bagong pelikulang lalahok sa taunang Cinema One Originals Film Festival ang Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Sa comedy-drama film na Yours Truly, Shirley, gaganap si Regine bilang biyuda na naniniwalang ang baguhang singer na si Rayt Carreon ay isang reincarnation ng kaniyang dating asawa. “If you break it down, the story is really sad because she hasn’t gotten over the death of her husband, but this is the other side, the funny side. Because how do you deal with mourning, right? Especially if you’ve been with the person your entire life,” ayon sa Songbird. Ito ang pagbabalik pelikula ni Regine para sa pelikula

matapos ang Of All The Things noong 2012, kung saan ay nakatambal niya si Aga Muhlach. Bukod sa bagong pelikula ng Songbird, may pitong bagong pelikula rin ang lalahok sa Cinema One Originals Film Fest; ang Lucid, Metamorphosis, O, SilaSila, Tayo Muna Habang Di Pa Tayo, Tia Madre, at Utopia. Ilan sa mga ito ay pagbibidahan rin ng mga kilalang artista tulad nila Alessandra de Rossi at JM de Guzman (Lucid); Lauren Young, Anna Luna, Sarah Carlos, at Jasmine Curtis-Smith (O); Jane Oineza at JC Santos (Tayo Muna Habang Di Pa Tayo); Vin Abrenica, Arron Villaflor, at Enzo Pineda (Utopia) at iba pa. M a g s i s i m u l a sa November 7 ang naturang festival at matatapos sa November 17.

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iss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz shared how she snagged the role in the Netflix series

Insatiable. During a press conference held at Shangri-La The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, the former beauty queen revealed that it all started with a message on Viber. “They just viber-ed me and I thought it was a mistake. I thought maybe they weren’t referring to me. And you know I did a lot of texts and vibers. And I didn’t really answer it in the beginning. And then they viber-ed again,” she said. “They said yeah. I said okay. That’s it. I said ‘Can you follow it up with my guy?’ And so they did all the things. And then I was even surprised because I said ‘What role would I do?’ I just couldn’t think - I didn’t realize it was going to be my role,” she said. Diaz also shared that at first, she thought the hit Netflix series was a ‘teenybopper’ kind of show when she first heard of it. “And then I started watching it. But then I said ‘Oh my God’! Because when you watch it the first time, you’d think it’s a teenybopper show. And then as you go on, it’s exactly what it says - Sex, Violence, Language. So I said ‘Hmmm this sounds very interesting’ So that’s it,” she stated. The 68-year-old actress then shared that she immediately told her children Isabella and Ava upon finding out that she was the cast in the show. “Of course my daughters. My

‘I thought it was a mistake’: How a Viber message landed Gloria Diaz a guest appearance on Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’

daughter Belle knows Insatiable and my daughter Ava. Then I told Samantha. And my nieces. ‘Cause in the beginning right it’s all teenybopper. So I asked the younger generation,” she said. She added: “I asked my designer, she knew it. And one designer knew it and the other designer knew it. So I guess that’s our market, right?” Sharing her whole experience on set, she said: “I was quite overwhelmed because of course in the Philippines it’d be totally different. Our stylists bring ten dresses when they start to dress you up. But when I got

Bela Padilla to play as a military sniper in ‘Mañanita’

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ahirap ang role na ginagampanan ni Bela Padilla sa pelikulang “Mañanita” na idinirek at produce ni Paul Soriano. Dito gumanap si Bela bilang isang sundalo kaya’t kailangan dumaan sa matinding research at immersion bago isalang sa mga eksena. “We have good and talented soldiers in the Philippines. I don’t want to let them down so I did train the team of Mananita and direk Paul accompany me personally when I trained so I can assemble a rifle in a minute,” ani Bela sa panayam. Sa panulat ng award-winning film maker na si Lav Diaz, maririnig din ang ilang classic OPM songs sa kahabaan

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to your dress area - the warehouse, I was so shocked. I was like ‘How many years have these been accumulating?’ Here it’s just one season and everything. We just do it very differently, right?” Meanwhile, Diaz, who received a warm welcome from lead stars Dallas Roberts and Debby Ryan, admitted that she felt anxious as to whether or not she was going to deliver in the show. “And I was just overwhelmed with the greeting and everything. They were so kind. And I was saying last night as I got into the set they were like ‘Oh welcome. welcome. But like I said, the more they welcomed me, the more stressed I became. The more I said ‘Am I gonna be able to deliver?’” So I got more nervous,” she stated. Gloria Diaz is set to appear in the sixth episode of the second season of Insatiable. Insatiable Season 2 drops on October 11.

ng pelikula na ayon sa direktor ay kumain ng malaking bahagi sa budget ng proyekto. “A lot of the budget went in the music. There’s also original songs basically I choose sings base on the lyrics they were saying something edilberta is going thru,” paliwanag ni Direk Paul. Pansin rin ang kakaibang look ni Bela sa kanyang papel. Ayon sa aktres, muntik na niyang hindi makilala ang sarili habang nasa shoot.

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“May mga moment ako sa tent na kapag napapatingin ako sa salamin nagugulat ako, may ibang tao sa salamin, pero ako rin pala ‘yun so kapag 4AM ang call time medyo nasa-shock ako,” masayang

pahayag ni Bela. Ipapalabas ang Mañanita Sa 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival at wish ng produksyon na makapag bigay ng karangalan rin sila sa Pilipinas.


Beauty queen stripped of Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019 title

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ne of the crowned winners of the Miss World Philippines 2019 has been stripped of her title. Vanessa Mae Walters, who won the Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019 title last month, is accused of “misrepresentation of her credentials,” “unprofessional behavior,” and “indecency.” This comes after she had posted on Instagram that she was only 16, and had shared a nude photo of hers. She was also said to have skipped out on attending official events, and had walked out on a meeting with executives of the organization. According to a statement from the pageant’s national director Arnold L. Vegafria, the organization wishes “to maintain high ethical and moral standards and uphold the integrity of the title holders.” It was also explained that Walters had been expected to “act as an ambassador of the Philippines in the Miss

Sarah Geronimo reveals who is her ‘unforgettable’ leading man Sarah Geronimo shares her ‘unforgettable’ moments in life and her unforgettable leading man

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Eco Teen competition, represent the organization in a professional manner, and serve as role model for the youth.” She was replced by Mary Daena Zaide Resurreccion, one of the candidates in the Miss World 2019.

Here is the official statement by our National Director Arnold L. Vegafria on the matter of the dethronement of Vanessa Mae Walters as Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019.

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a exclusive interview namin kay Sarah Geronimo sa media conference para sa pelikula niyang Unforgettable ng Viva Films ay ibinahagi niya sa PUSH ang ilan sa mga itinuturing niyang mga “unforgettable” sa kanyang buhay. T u l a d na lang halimbawa sa kanyang unforgettable song. “Siguro po yung unforgettable song ko is yung ‘To Love You More,’ yung winning piece ko po sa

yung A Very Special Love na ginawa ko with John Lloyd (Cruz) kasi that’s the first time na nakatrabaho ko siya and first time na sobrang kilig na kilig po ako. Yon yung movie na yung kilig ko ay talagang nakita mo talaga sa screen. Na nag-work, kasi yon yung character ko talagana sobra siyang kilig kay Miggy (Montenegro) so do’n nagsimula yung Miggy and Laida (Magtalas), yung John Lloyd-Sarah,” she said. Eh, ano naman ang para sa kanya ay unforgettable moment ng buhay niya? “Siguro, back in the day, yung mga panahon na buo po yung family namin, very unforgettable sa akin yon. Yung f a m i l y gathering kasama

Star For A Night. Bakit? Kasi nung unang beses ko siyang kinanta sa school program pumiyok ako… “I don’t know kung pumiyok nga ba ako o nalimutan ko yung lyrics. Pero yon ang sigurado ako, nalimutan ko po yung lyrics kasi ni-request po yon sa akin ng mama ko. “Sabi niya, ‘Anak ang ganda nitong song na ‘to, ito na lang ang kantahin mo bukas.’ Eh, bukas na yon. Hehehe! Eh, okey naman po yung memory ko nung mga panahong yon, so talagang mine-morize ko. Memorize ko naman siya, pero nung actual performance na, nalimot ko, eh, nanonood po yung crush ko, so my gosh, kinabahan ako masyado,” pagbabahagi ni Sarah G. Pagdating naman sa kanyang unforgettable movie, ito ang kanyang naging pahayag. “Siguro, hindi ko malilimutan

yung mga kamag-anak, nagsi-celebrate ng Christmas, New Year, yon po. “Kasi yon po yung talagang simpleng-simple lang ang buhay, pero magkakasama lahat. Ang saya-saya lahat. May mga konting ano… misunderstanding pero at the end of the day pamilya pa rin, saka masaya pa ring magkakasama ang lahat,” lahad pa niya. Eh, sino ba ang kanyang unforgettable leading man? “Ah, si Milo (the dog in the movie). Hahaha!” humalakhak niyang sagot. “Totoo po,” hirit pa ng Popstar Princess. “Kasi iba yung feeling po kapag mahal namahal mo yung kaeksena mo at mahal na mahal ko yung aso, si Milo. So, hindi siya naging mahirap po for me. Ewan ko po sa kanya kung nahirapan siya sa akin. Hahaha!”

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