Ni: Reggee Bonoan

NATATAWANG kuwento ng producer ng pelikulang The Barker na si Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz, noong hindi pa ipinalalabas ang Kita Kita ay malaya silang nakakapag-shoot ni Empoy Marquez at ng leading lady nitong si Shy Carlos.

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“Siguro isusumite pa lang sa MTRCB, nauna silang nag-shoot, hindi pa kumikita ang Kita Kita nagsu-shoot na kami. Kaya nga sabi ko, nakita ko ‘yung transition ni Empoy. What I mean by that, ‘yung mga unang three days namin na nagsu-shooting na kami, hindi pa siya pinagkakaguluhan ng tao.

“At nang mga sumunod naming shooting days dahil lumabas na ang Kita Kita, hindi kami makatapus-tapos ng eksena dahil sa pinagkakaguluhan na siya kahit saan.

“Kaya humanap kami ng lugar na hindi siya pagkakaguluhan. May eksena kasi roon na kailangan ng habulan, action, eh.

Eh, pati si Jeric Raval naging hawi boys ni Empoy, eh, dahil sa sobrang dami ng fans.”

Dati naman talaga ay bihirang mabasa ang pangalan ni Empoy, pero ngayon nakita namin na cover pa siya sa glossy magazine at ang dami nang TV commercials.

Nabanggit din ng producer ng Blank Pages Production na huli nang naipasok ang pangalan ni Empoy para sa The Barker.

“Noong nag-uusap pa lang kami, wala pa kaming alam kung sinong artista ang magbibida. Pinag-usapan lang namin sa isang restaurant. Hindi ba sa isang restaurant may mga papel na ‘yun ang gamit nilang placemat, doon kami nagsulat — kaming tatlo, ako, si Dennis Padilla (direktor) at si Gary. ‘Tapos isip kami nang isip kung sino ang puwede.

“Sabi ko nga kay Dennis, ‘Ikaw na lang kaya.’ Eh, sabi niya, ‘Hindi ko na time, iba na lang’ pero iginiit ko na mag-cameo siya. At doon na lumabas ang pangalan ni Empoy,” kuwento ni Direk Arlyn.

Obviously, comedy film ang The Barker kaya tiyak na hahagalpak ang lahat ng makakapanood, ito ang paninigurado ni Dennis Padilla.

Mapapanood na ang The Barker sa Oktubre 25 nationwide, na distributed ng Viva Films.



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NI: Reggee Bonoan

MAGANDA ang pasok ng third quarter ng 2017 kay Jerome Ponce na pinupuri ngayon bilang effective na kontrabida sa The Good Son na umeere sa ABS-CBN pagkatapos ng La Luna Sangre at nominado naman ang pinagbidahan niyang Wansapanataym episode na “Candy’s Crush” para sa best TV movie/mini-series category ng 2017 International Emmy Kids Awards na idinirek ni Andoy Ranay at ipinalabas noong June 2016.

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Kasama rin sa The Good Son ang katambal ni Jerome sa Candy’s Crush na si Loisa Andalio na love interest nila ni Joshua Garcia.

Bukod sa pinag-uusapang teleserye, heto at kasama siya sa pelikulang The Ghost Bride ni Kim Chiu.

May offer ding indie film kay Jerome na sa ibang bansa ipalalabas bago rito sa Pilipinas pero hindi pa puwedeng banggitin kung sino ang makakasama niya.

Anyway, makakalaban ng “Candy’s Crush” ang Alleen op de Wereld (Nobody’s Boy) ng Netherlands, Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe mula United Kingdom, at Little Lunch ng Australia. Gaganapin ang awards show sa April 18, 2018.

Ang umeereng kuwento ngayon na Wansapanataym Presents Louie’s Bitton ay kapupulutan pa rin ng aral dahil naranasan ni Louie (Grae Fernandez) ang buhay ng kanyang idolong si Ralph (Aljur Abrenica) gamit ang magic biton mula kay Mang Dolino.

Napapanood ang Wansapantaym Presents Louie’s Biton tuwing Linggo sa ABS-CBN at ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).



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Ni REGGEE BONOAN

HINANGAAN naming muli ni Bossing DMB si Kim Chiu na hindi nagbabago ng ugali simula nang una namin siyang mainterbyu paglabas sa Pinoy Big Brother house 11 years ago.

Bago kasi bumati sa pagsisimula ng question and answer sa press conference ng The Ghost Bride sa Uno Seafood Wharf Restaurant sa Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila, inuna agad niya ang pasasalamatan sa lahat ng dumalong taga-media.

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Alam ni Kim na pahirapan ang pagpunta sa lugar dahil sa sobrang trapik at mahirap humanap ng parking space, pero marami pa rin ang kumober sa presscon ng pelikula nila na idinirihe ni Chito Roño under Star Cinema.

Ganito na talaga si Kim noon pa mang baguhan siya, marunong lumingon at tumanaw sa lahat ng taong nakakatulong sa kanya simula noong lumabas siya ng Pinoy Big Brother. At kaya tuluy-tuloy ang kanyang blessings simula noon, marunong siyang mag-share.

Ghost bride ang karakter ni Kim (as Mayen) sa bagong obra-maestra ng master of horror na si Direk Chito. At dahil may dugong Chinese, hindi na bago sa kanya ang kuwento ng pelikula na sinulat nina Cathy Camarillo at Charlson Ong.

“Noong ginagawa ko po itong movie, ‘yung lola ko, sabi niya sa akin, ‘Ghost bride ba ‘yan?’ Kasi, alam n’yo ba, sabi niya sa akin, na ‘yung pinsan niya daw ay isang ghost bride. So kamag-anak namin ay ghost bride.

“’Tapos tinanong ko ‘yung lola ko na kung bakit ‘di siya naging ghost bride. Sabi niya, ‘Gusto kong magkaanak.’ Kasi once na pasukin mo ‘yung ghost bride, parang dini-dedicate mo na ‘yung sarili mo sa pamilya nu’ng patay, dini-dedicate mo na ‘yung buhay mo sa tao at sa pamilya.

“So every Monday and Friday, every weekend dadasalan mo ‘yung patay. ‘Tapos everyday pupuntahan mo ang picture niya, iinsensuhan mo. So, parang lahat ng family event ay nandoon ka, so parang asawa mo talaga siya. Kaya parang nagulat din ako noong sinabi ‘yon ng lola ko.

“’Tapos ngayon, pinapahanap nga ng Star Cinema, ‘asan na po ‘yung pinsan (ng lola), sabi ko, patay na po siya, pero mayaman po sila hanggang ngayon, napamanahan niya po ‘yung mga kapatid niya, mga apo-apo niya, mayroon po silang mga building, may mga negosyo.

“Kasi in exchange of your time and your life is money talaga. So ‘yun po ang ginagawa noong araw. Tinanong ko kung ilang taon na ‘yung malayong pinsan ng lola ko na ‘yon, kasi ‘yung lola ko ay 89 na siya, siguro magwa-100 na siya kung buhay po siya.”

Dahil positibo naman ang nangyari sa buhay ng pinsan ng lola ni Kim, tinanong siya kung posible ring mangyari ang ganoon sa kanya.

“Kung ano (kailangan) po. Kasi po, ako, I’m proud and very thankful na (dahil) dito sa showbiz, natulungan ko ‘yung pamilya ko na mapatapos po ng pag-aaral (ang mga kapatid) at okay na ang buhay nila.

“Kung wala itong showbiz at in-offer akong maging ghost bride at kung 50-50 ang isa sa magulang ko o kung sinumang kamag-anak ko at wala akong pambayad, bakit po hindi? Gagawin ko po ‘yun siyempre, para sa pamilya gagawin ko,” pag-amin ng dalaga.

Talaga palang yayaman ang sinumang ghost bride dahil bukod sa paunang bayad ay may matatanggap pang buwanang suweldo.

Sa mga sagot ni Kim, lalong na-reveal ang kahanga-hanga niyang dedikasyon sa kanyang pamilya. Sa loob ng 11 years sa showbiz, masasabing financially stable na siya at ang kanyang buong pamilya’t mga kapatid na hindi lang niya napagtapos ng pag-aaral kundi binigyan pa ng mga negosyo bawat isa pati na ang daddy niya.

Kuwento ng nakakakilala sa daddy ni Kim, mayroon na itong malaking bakery at restaurant business sa Mindoro at ang dalawang kapatid naman sa ama at may branch na ng bakery sa Cavite at Laguna.

Ganoon kamahal ni Kim ang pamilya niya, at kaya sinusuwerte dahil inuuna niyang ayusin ang pamumuhay ng mga mahal sa buhay kaysa sarili.

Going back to The Ghost Bride movie, baon pala kasi sa utang ang pamilya ni Mayen at nu’ng pumayag nga siyang ikasal sa patay ay nabayaran nila ang lahat ang mga pagkakautang nila.

Mapapanood ang Ghost Bride simula sa Nobyembre 1. Kasama ni Kim sa pelikula sina Matteo Guidicelli, Beverly Salviejo, Christian Bables, Isay Alvarez, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado, Robert Sena, Ina Raymundo, Victor Silayan, Jerome Ponce at Cacai Bautista.



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Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday.The findings suggest stronger measures are needed to prevent people from consuming chemicals called aristolochic acids (AA), which are derived from the woody vines of the Aristolochia plant family, said the report in the journal Science Translational Medicine.The acids can be found in some traditional Chinese medicines that are given during childbirth, to prevent parasites and promote healing.Researchers tested 98 liver tumors that were stored at hospitals in Taiwan, and found that 78 percent contained mutation patterns that indicated the cancers "were likely due to contact with the chemicals," said the study.Since these acids cause "a well-defined mutational signature," researchers also looked at 89 samples of liver cancer in China, and found that 47 percent showed a link to this traditional medicine component.In Vietnam, five out of 26 tumors studied were a match (19 percent), along with five out of nine from other countries in Southeast Asia (56 percent).The link to traditional Chinese medicine was far less common in North America (five percent of 209 liver cancers studied) and 1.7 percent of the 230 looked at from Europe.Taiwan banned in 2003 some herbal preparations using the plants after it was discovered that aristolochic acids could cause kidney failure and urinary tract cancers.However, there is no outright ban in China or Taiwan, and "only specific plants, rather than any plant and product containing AA or its derivatives, are regulated," making it hard for consumers to avoid them, said the report.Researchers found that the prevalence of AA-associated mutations in liver cancers in Taiwan did not drop after the ban was implemented. This could be because it would take more time for a drop in cancers to be noticeable in the data, as was the case with tobacco-related cancers after smoking was revealed to cause lung tumors.Or it could be that people continue to be exposed to these acids through other products and herbal mixtures that still contain them.

Ni NOEL D. FERRER

DAHIL sa weekend at dalawang araw na walang pasok, kasama na ang good word-of-mouth, isa kami sa mga natutuwang tagasuporta ng pelikulang Pilipino na umabot na sa P100M mark ang Star Cinema movie na Seven Sundays starring Aga Muhlach, Dingdong Dantes, Enrique Gil, Christine Reyes and Ronaldo Valdez directed by Cathy Garcia- Molina.

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Now on its second week, magsisimula na ang international screenings ng Seven Sundays which has been getting rave reviews especially with its noteworthy performances despite the unpredictable ending with a bang. (No spoilers here, huh!)

Nagsilbi itong magandang hudyat ng pagbabalik sa big screen ni Aga Muhlach, ang premyadong aktor, quintessential matinee idol, at leading man. Nangbulaga ang kanyang pagbabalik-pelikula after five years (his last movie was with Regine Velasquez sa Viva Films na Of All The Things.)

This early, inihahanda na ang shoot ni Aga para sa bago niyang pelikula with Bea Alonzo sa direksiyon ni Paul Soriano.

Tutungo sila sa U.S. sa November para i-shoot ito at significant ito pareho para kina Aga at Bea na ngayon pa lang sasabak sa paggawa ng independent film.

Matagal ding naghanap ng magandang indie material si Aga, at alam ko na marami na rin ang kumausap sa kanya para sumubok sa indie, pero itong materyal mula sa produksiyon ni Direk Paul ang nagustuhan niya.

Ganoon din naman si Bea, bagamat nakagawa na ng indie projects ang kanyang naging leading men — from John Lloyd Cruz to Piolo Pascual, even to Gerald Anderson — that fulfilled their artistry, ngayon pa lang siya makakagawa ng independent project, sa wakas.

At kapag dalawang committed artists ang nagsama sa isang proyekto, asahan nating magiging significant at memorable ito.

Congratulations Aga at Belated Happy Birthday Bea!



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ION Perez, the country’s representative to the Mister Universe Tourism 2018 contest, has admitted that he got out of focused with school but he wanted to finish his studies this time.

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“Hindi ko po natapos ang 1st year kaya po ako huminto wala pa sa focus ko ang pag-aaral puro barkada pa ako at kalokohan,” said Perez, who went to the Tarlac State University. But this time, he said, he will soon focus on his studies.

Perez, 26, is a rising fashion model when he competed in the annual Misters of Filipinas 2017 contest. Prior to that, he has been chosen as one of the 69 hottest Cosmo bachelors for this year’s edition of the glossy Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Unfortunately, organizers of the annual male extravaganza have stopped the show for two years now. So fans won’t be able to watch the country’s male models walk the ramp.

Perez has also appeared on several print ads. He also said that he wouldn’t mind pursuing a showbiz career following his stint with the prestigious male contest.

“Kung may opportunity po why not? Sino po ba ako para tumanggi sa ganong opportunity?” he said.

Perez said that given the chance, he would love to portray the role of a slave. “Gusto kong gumanap na isang alipin.”

He also gave his unsolicited advice to young men who want to become a model or join a national contest like Misters of Filipinas.

“Dapat may tiwala sa sarili at lakas ng loob. Kailangan din natin ng discipline, determination at work hard,” he said.

With girls swooning over his good looks and charm, Perez revealed us the qualities he wants for a girl.

“Simple lang. Hindi masyadong maputi, mabait, sweet, caring, faithful at understanding,” he said.

Perez has an inspiring life story that led him to the pageant.

“My victory is for my family who really supported me in this journey,” he said.

Perez paid tribute to his late father – a former passenger jeep driver – and his mother who sells sweets just to raise his 14 brothers and sisters.

“I am the 12th among the children. I always remember what my father had taught me – stay humble and be respectful,” he said.

“When my father passed away, my elder brothers and sisters helped my mother sell sweets. Despite the odds, we were also taught to be God-fearing. That’s why I really want to give this honor to my parents,” added Perez.

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Matthew Falder © Sky News Screen Grab Matthew Falder

A gifted young scientist has admitted cajoling children and adults into online sex abuse and blackmailing them into performing even more degrading acts.

Geophysicist Dr Matthew Falder, 28, led a secret double life during years of study at Cambridge University, where he was known as a fun party-goer.

He used many false identities to befriend more than 50 victims on internet marketplace sites such as Gumtree.

Falder - who pleaded guilty to 137 charges at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday - persuaded them to send him naked or partially clothed pictures of themselves, then threatened them with exposure unless they went much further.

He shared many of the images in sex abuse forums on the hidden dark web where he used identities including '666devil' and 'evil mind'.

Falder targeted his victims for more than eight years before he was unmasked by the National Crime Agency. During the investigation the NCA sought help from GCHQ, the Government's communications spy centre, and other agencies.

His victims were girls, boys, women and men. Some were so traumatised they self-harmed, or attempted suicide.

His father Stephen Falder said: "This has turned our lives upside down. It came as a complete shock and the family is totally devastated."

Falder's long-term girlfriend, a fellow Cambridge student with whom he had shared a home, was said to be struggling to cope with the revelations since his arrest in June.

Falder, who grew up in a wealthy part of Cheshire, admitted charges including inciting the sexual exploitation of a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, voyeurism, making and distributing indecent images of children, fraud, blackmail and encouraging rape.

Dozens more charges were ordered to be left on his file.

Mike Hames, former head of Scotland Yard's Paedophile Squad, said: "He is a very nasty and savage individual. Although his crimes were non-contact, they are very similar to hands-on abuse, by inducing his victims, by whatever means, into doing things they wouldn't normally do.

"And thereafter he would exercise his power over them to make them feel awful about themselves in many ways. It was a bit similar to rape."

Falder was arrested at Birmingham University where he worked as a post-doctoral researcher.

During a long investigation by the National Crime Agency, investigators found that Falder had installed secret cameras to spy on more victims in compromising situations.

Clever as he was, he had inadvertently filmed himself while setting up the hidden cameras.

Matt Sutton, NCA senior investigating officer, said: "In 30 years of law enforcement I have never come across such horrifying offending where the offender's sole aim was to cause such pain and distress.

"It has been an extremely complex investigation into a prolific online predator, who over several years believed he could evade law enforcement to sexually and sadistically exploit vulnerable victims.

"I urge anyone who is being abused online to talk to somebody, report it. There is help available."

A GCHQ spokesperson said: "GCHQ is proud to have supported The National Crime Agency in this investigation.

"Working to counter this kind of terrible child sexual exploitation is an important part of our mission to help keep the UK safe online and protect the digital homeland."

A University of Cambridge spokesperson confirmed Falder was a student between 2007 and 2016 and said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the case.

Falder will be sentenced on 7 December and is expected to be given a long jail term.

© Provided by Independent Print Limited An 11-year-old girl forced to live in one room with her family has shared her "embarrassment" at admitting to school friends that she "sleeps with her parents".

Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, posted an image of a letter he had received from the child on Twitter.

It read: “I live with my mum and my dad and my brother, we all live in one room.”

The Year 6 pupil added that she “really wanted to sleep in her own room” and said: “I don’t want to tell my friends that I sleep with my parents.”

Mr Timms shared the letter with the caption: “A letter from an 11-year-old constituent. Her family of four lives in one room. Increasingly, not uncommon.”

Speaking to the Standard, the MP added: “Housing problems are getting worse. There is an unanswerable case for a big new investment in social housing. We can't afford to wait much longer."

Wes Streeting, Labour MP for Ilford North, branded the letter “heartbreaking” and said: “I've also been approached by children in primary school with similar stories about their hardship.”

Ni NITZ MIRALLES

TINULDUKAN ni Kris Aquino ang kung anumang relasyon na namagitan sa kanila ni Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista sa kanyang sagot sa comment ng follower niya sa Instagram (IG) na, “Miss Kris!!! Huhuhu I ship you and Mayor Herbert!!!

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I hope the two of you will find way to rekindle your love and stuff. You deserve a man to share your life with. You are my power couple!!!”

Ang sagot ni Kris: “I think that ship has sailed… not meant to be.”

Kaya mukhang malabo nang matupad ang wish ng fans nina Kris at Mayor Herbert na may grupo palang “KristTek” na pawang millennials, at marami sila, ha?

Pero malay nating lahat kung ano ang mangyayari sa love life ng dalawa in the future. Parehong sa Quezon City lang sila nakatira, maraming binubuksang negosyo si Kris na kailangang ikuha ng permit sa city hall, kaya tiyak na palaging magkukrus ang kanilang landas mag-iwasan man sila.

Labis-labis lang na-touch si Kris at lubos na nagpasalamat si Kris sa followers niya na nagdadasal na makahanap na siya ng man of her dreams na makakasama niya forever, magpapasaya sa kanya, at tatayong ama kina Josh at Bimby.

In another news, matutuwa ang fans ni Kris na matagal na siyang nami-miss mapanood dahil sa “SOON!” na sagot sa tanong kung kailan magsisimula ang project niya sa iflix.

“Not allowed to say — we have a non-disclosure agreement. But SOON!”

Matatandaang pumirma si Kris ng kontrata sa iflix to do a series yata a few months ago. Heto at malapit na raw simulan ‘yun, kaya abang-abang lang.



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It’s not easy to become a comedian especially if you’re going through tough times.

This was revealed by Dodj Mallari and Tart Carlos, two of the stars of the forthcoming musical-comedy show “Walang KokontraBIDA” to be staged at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Dec. 1.

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For Tart and Dodj, however, those difficult times have made them better actor and stronger person.

“Maganda na rin siguro ‘yung marami kang pinag-daanan sa buhay. So ako naman, ini-imagine ko na ‘yung mangyayari sa eksena para madali kesyo malungkot man o masaya ang kukunang eksena,” said Dodj during an interview at Salu Restaurant in Timog, Quezon City recently. Also joining them in the musical is Dionne Monsanto.

“Saka maganda rin ang turo sa amin sa workshop sa ABS CBN. So far lagi naman akong take one kung ano ‘yung dapat mangyari,” said Dodj who he said has an unspoken loyalty to the Kapamilya network.

Dodj said that he worked for ABS CBN as a public relations officer for more than three years. Now he has ventured into acting and is set to appear on several teleseryes.

After he debuted as an actor in the 2016 Kapamilya teleserye “Magpahanggang Wakas” where he played the best friend of actress Arci Muñoz, Dodj will also co-star in “La Luna Sangre,” “Barangay Tatay,” and “On the Job.” Dodj is being managed by RALF Advertising and Events Management.

Tart, who appeared in the popular morning teleserye “Be Careful With My Heart,” said that she makes it a point to just laugh off her problems.

“Ako kasi, sa tutoo lang, comedy comes out naturally. Lahat ng naging problema ko pinagtawanan ko lang. Promise.

Everything has been a joke. I’ve been a battered wife for 11 years and it won’t hit me anymore,” said Tart, who is currently seen on “Bossing and Ai” on the Kapuso network.

Tart added: “Hindi ko nga naisip na pwede palang lumaban nun. Hindi ko man lang naisip ‘yun. Besides ginagawa ko na s’yang pang araw-araw na chika. Tao tayo at lahat tayo may problema. It’s just that kung paano na lang natin dadalhin ‘yun. So ako, may problema ako, may sakit ‘yung nanay ko, cancer lang naman. Pero I actually make it a point to make it lighter. Kasi kung iisipin ko lang ng iisipin ‘yun, wala na akong ibang gagawin kundi mag isip.”

Tart is a single parent with four children, “Tatlo ang anak ko sa first, then may isa akong anak sa partner ko ngayon.” Tart is also shooting for the movie “Barbie: Wonder Beki” starring Paolo Ballesteros.

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HINDI mapagpatol si Rocco Nacino sa kanyang haters/bashers. Deadma lang siya sa mga paninira sa kanya. Pero huwag na huwag idadamay ang kanyang pamilya at ibang usapan na ‘yun para sa “Haplos” star.

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Nasagad na ang pasensiya ni Rocco na pati ang nananahimik niyang mommy ay idinamay ng haters/bashers. Hindi ‘yun pinalampas ng leading man ni Sanya Lopez sa “Haplos” at sinagot ni Rocco ang haters/bashers.

Ikatutuwa naman ni Rocco ang sinabi sa amin ni Jak Roberto, kapatid ni Sanya na boto siya kay Rocco sakaling maging boyfriend ito ng kanyang younger sister. Ani Jak, nababaitan siya kay Rocco. O, ayan, naka-pogi point na si Rocco.

Pababagsakin?

Hindi aware si Jak Roberto na may kampo na diumano’y planong pabagsakin ang kanyang career. Diumano pa rin, may mga nagpaplanong sirain ang relasyon nila ni Barbie Forteza.

Nang sabihin ito ng isang reporter kay Jak, napa- “Talaga?” siya. Tinanong siya ng reporter kung may (o mga) project ba siyang hindi natuloy dahil napunta sa ibang aktor, napaisip si Jak. Aniya, meron daw, pero hindi niya alam kung bakit.

“‘Yun na ‘yun! Nasulot ka,” sabi ng reporter. Ayaw mag-isip ng negative ni Jak dahil aniya, may mga show naman siya sa GMA7. Hindi siya pinababayaan ng Kapuso Network.

Tungkol sa relasyon nila ni Barbie, okey sila. Masaya sila kung anuman ang namamagitan sa kanila ngayon. Bawal nga lang pag-usapan dahil may pelikula si Barbie na ipalalabas, “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter” na si Ken Chan ang kapareha.

By the way, magkasama sina Jak at Ken sa Singapore para sa Kapuso October Feast on Oct. 22. Kasama rin sina Glaiza de Castro at Dave Bornea. Host ang stand-up comedian na si Tetay. Sa Nexus auditorium ang show, hatid ng GMA Pinoy TV.

Magbabalik

Matapos mag-guest sa “Encantadia” ang Australian actor na si Conan Stevens na nagbida sa “Game of Thrones,” pinapirma siya ng kontrata ng GMA7.

Pero bumalik pala siya sa Australia, kaya nawala siya. ‘Heard, babalik siya sa Pilipinas at mag-ge-guest sa “Super Ma’am.” Kung ano’ng role ni Conan, wala pang sinasabi ang GMA.

Excited na si Marian Rivera at ang buong cast ng “Super Ma’am” na i-welcome si Conan at makatrabaho siya sa kanilang fantaserye. Abang-abang na lang.

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Ni: Nitz Miralles

NARIRITO na sa Pilipinas si Conan Stevens, ang Australian actor na makakalaban ni Marian Rivera bilang si Minerva sa Super Ma’am. Gaganap na Tamawo si Conan at exciting ang magiging laban nila ni Marian.

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Sa report sa 24 Oras, next week na magsisimula ang taping ni Conan na under contract sa GMA Artist Center. Pero sabi ni Direk LA Madridejos nang tanungin namin nang makita namin sa set visit namin last Monday, this week na magti-taping ang aktor. Para hindi tayo malito, hintayin na lang ang paglabas ni Conan sa serye.

Sa interview namin kay Marian, nabanggit niyang kahit mahirap gawin ay enjoy siya sa fight scenes sa Super Ma’am, may mga nagpa-flashback sa ginagawa niyang fight scenes dati lalo na at naka-high heels siya.

Nagulat siya sa isyung lumabas na inisnab siya ni Cristine Reyes sa premiere night ng Seven Sundays. Nakita kasi sa isang video binati ni Cristine ang lahat maliban ay Marian.

“Hindi nakita sa video na pagkatapos batiin ni Cristine ang cast, binati niya ako. Hindi ko naman dapat i-demand na unahin niya akong batiin o kaya’y tumayo ako at sabihin ko sa kanya, nandito ako, batiin mo ako. Alam ko naman kung saan ako lulugar,” pahayag ni Marian.

Nanghinayang si Marian na hindi sila nagkita ni Liza Soberano dahil late itong dumating. Paalis na siya nang dumating ito. May next time pa naman daw.

Anywy, masaya si Marian sa good reviews na nakukuha ni Dingdong Dantes sa Seven Sundays.

“Ang galing niya, nakaka-touch. Maganda ang pelikula, pinapa-realize ang importance ng pamilya. Nakyutan ako sa ending. Nagsayawan sila,” kuwento niya.

Nagkita sina Marian at Charlene Gonzales sa premiere night. Nag-usap daw sila about life at may usapang magda-date silang apat.

“Foursome date ang gagawin namin. Sina Charlene at Kuya Aga at kami ni Dingdong. Sana matuloy, dahil ‘yung date namin ni Dong kasama sina Judy Ann (Santos) at Ryan (Agoncillo), hindi pa natutuloy. Gusto naming ipag-meet sina Luna (anak nina Ryan at Judy Ann) at Zia (anak nila ni Dingdong). Sabi ni Judy Ann, may personalities ang mga bata na magsa-swak. Sana matuloy na,” pagtatapos ni Marian.



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Ni: Noel Ferrer

“BERNARD please help na mahilot Tita Cory… kawawa naman si Xander para na lang sa family. – Vince here.”

Ito ang message ng tumatayong manager daw ni Xander Ford sa nag-i-agent sa kanya sa commercials at maging sa ABS-CBN at maging sa Star Cinema na si Bernard Cloma.

Mukhang tama ang naisulat na rito sa ating pahayagan na pinaliit na ni Xander Ford ang mundo niya sa mundo ng show business na gusto pa naman niyang kabilangan.

Dahil sa naging asal niya , hindi lang sa nag-viral na pinagsasabi niya tungkol kay Kathryn Bernardo, meron pa siyang instances ng pagsusungit astang maangas sa guard ng Dos — kaya hindi na tayo magtataka kung hindi na palawigin pa ang visibility niya dahil hindi siya nagiging magandang halimbawa sa talents at audiences.

Sa katunayan, may balitang hindi na nga rin ipapalabas ang nai-tape nang episode at interview ni Xander Ford sa Gandang Gabi Vice na pinagsabihan siya ni Vice kung paano dapat makitungo nang maayos ang mga papasok sa industriya.

Maaaring magpaawa si Xander Ford at ang mga taong nakapaligid sa kanya, pero hindi “hilot” ang kailangan nila, kailangang umayos sila at sagutin ang napaka-basic na tanong – Bakit nga ba nasa showbiz si Xander Ford?

Ang tanong na ito ay hindi lamang para sa mismong tao na dating “Marlou” kundi para rin sa mga nakapaligid at nag-propagate at sumuporta sa kanya – at pati na rin sa audiences na naaliw sa kanya, pero nababaliw na ngayon.



Source: Balita

By Jerome Lagunzad

Back for another tour of duty in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix, American spiker Lindsay Stalzer admits she’s still getting herself familiar with Tagalog.

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But there’s no doubt that local volleyball fans are already accustomed to the prowess of the 6-foot-1 Stalzer, 33, who is the only ‘balik-import’ in a reloaded cast of touted reinforcements set to see action in the biggest-ever season-ending tournament.

“I’m embracing it,” said the former Bradley University standout of her latest task at hand as she suits up for the fourth time, this time carrying the colors of powerhouse Petron.

Known for her potent spiking and solid blocking skills, Stalzer initially suited up for Cignal in the 2014 edition then joined formidable Foton whom she steered to back-to-back Grand Prix titles, even bagging the MVP honors two years ago.

Stalzer is eager to reach the Promised Land anew and she’ll have to do it with the help of compatriot Hillary Hurley and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda aside from top Blaze Boosters locals led by veterans Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Rhea Dimaculangan, Mika Reyes, and skipper Ces Molina.

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The new iPhone X. © Getty Images The new iPhone X. The iPhone X, in line with what we’ve come to expect from Apple, is at the cutting edge of smartphones today. It’s faster, sturdier and significantly more elegant than its predecessors, all without sacrificing the classic thin, light frame. Here are four reasons why the iPhone X is poised to become the top travel accessory of tomorrow, and why if you haven’t decided to get one yet, you may want to reconsider.

Seriously Impressive Cameras

If you haven’t left your DSLR behind already, the camera on the iPhone X makes a very compelling case for just that. Here’s how Apple describes the new camera on its site:

A larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new color filter. Deeper pixels. And a new telephoto camera with OIS.

a person posing for the camera: Apple's new Animoji feature, available on the iPhone X © Provided by Forbes Media LLC Apple's new Animoji feature, available on the iPhone X OIS stands for Optical Image Stabilization, which is used for taking crisp shots in transit or capturing a scene in motion. It also means low-light photos are also getting a boost, a big bonus for the adventurous night owl. The front-facing camera on the iPhone X, now called the TrueDepth Camera, is 7 megapixels and offers portrait lighting as well, so selfies are only going to get better. Perhaps the most exciting addition, though, is Animoji, which uses the TrueDepth Camera to mirror your facial movements and transpose those onto an emoji. “Reveal your inner panda, pig, or robot,” Apple says. Yes, it’s silly, but I think Animoji is going to be a big, big hit.

Massive Durability Upgrade

A phone’s durability is very important when you’re traveling, but not everyone wants to invest in a clunky, heavy “life-proof” case to protect their delicate phone from the turbulent conditions of being on the road. Despite their efficacy, recent iPhones have been accused of flimsiness, so it’s nice to see that Apple has built the iPhone X with “surgical-grade stainless steel” plus an added reinforcing layer. “Bendgate” seems to be behind us.

a close up of electronics: The Apple iPhone X is dust- and water-resistant, and features surgical-grade stainless steel © Provided by Forbes Media LLC The Apple iPhone X is dust- and water-resistant, and features surgical-grade stainless steel The iPhone X also has the hardest glass ever put on a smartphone, though you’ll probably still want to invest in a good screen protector, given the phone’s hefty $1,000+ price tag. It’s dust- and water-resistant, though not yet waterproof, so leave it on the boat when you go snorkeling, for now.

Face ID

Biometric technology was once the stuff of sci-fi films, but after introducing fingerprint technology several years ago, Apple is raising the bar again with its brand new Face ID.

Face ID leverages the iPhone X’s dual cameras, infrared technology and real-time 3D rendering to identify you as its owner. 3D rendering, though it may sound over-the-top, is necessary to check for signs of life, preventing a well-taken photograph of you from unlocking your phone. Since infrared light is a non-visible illuminator just outside the visible spectrum of light, Face ID won’t be uncomfortable to use, nor will it be any less effective at night or outdoors.

a woman looking at the camera: Apple's iPhone X comes equipped with Face ID technology © Provided by Forbes Media LLC Apple's iPhone X comes equipped with Face ID technology Face ID holds a lot of potential benefits for travelers, though many of these will depend on the apps that choose to employ it. I expect airlines will start using Face ID for boarding passes, hotels will begin offering staffless Face ID check-ins, and a host of other third-party planning, flight and hotel apps will jump on the bandwagon as well.

Even though Face ID protects your data if your iPhone X is lost or stolen, it’s good to have a financial backup plan for those situations as well. I recommend buying your phone with a credit card like the American Express Platinum or the N26 Black card, both of which offer comprehensive insurance protection on your purchases to ensure you’re covered if anything goes awry.

Brighter, Bolder Display

Possibly the most talked-about feature of the iPhone X is its monstrous, edge-to-edge OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display. With OLED, each pixel produces its own illumination, as opposed to something like an LCD display, which is illuminated by an LED backlight. The result: a bright, luminous display that looks good from every angle.

From a traveler’s standpoint, the new display holds a very tangible benefit: it’s better for viewing content on long-haul flights. Even when you’re flying business class, most airlines’ entertainment systems don’t hold a candle to Netflix, so pop open your iPhone X and enjoy. For the bookworms like me, the phone’s True Tone Display adjusts white balance for a more paper-like experience, which makes long bouts of reading much easier on the eyes.

The Apple iPhone X has a brighter, bolder display with true blacks and deeper colors than ever before © Provided by Forbes Media LLC The Apple iPhone X has a brighter, bolder display with true blacks and deeper colors than ever before The iPhone X feels like the future. There’s plenty of burgeoning technology packed into this small piece of real estate, and much of it will noticeably improve the lives of travelers in the not-too-distant future. It also makes good on the less flashy items that travelers still have to be aware of, items like durability and data security. Occasionally, it does both at the same time. The iPhone X’s wireless charging capabilities, for example, mean pesky charging cables are on the way out, and it’s not difficult to imagine a future where airports are equipped with wireless charging stations around every corner.

A thoughtful and exciting new model from Apple, whether the iPhone X will truly make us think different will only become clear in time.