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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Luis Manzano


I don’t wanna end the year 2012 without making even a short entry about the most generous and the nicest celebrity Philippine Showbiz has ever had. No other than, his Royalty, the Bergy King himself, Luis Manzano.

I’m sure many of you know that He is my most loved celebrity. Not because he became my Santa Claus and gave me a Red Swatch & Traffic Shoes this Christmas but simply because he has shown love and appreciation to many; From his work mates to co-celebrities, to his employees and to his friends, fans and supporters.

His generosity led him to more blessings and work. This January 2013, he is going to be the busiest celebrity of any network. Adding to his current shows; ‘Kapamilya Deal or No Deal’, ‘Sarah G. Live’, ‘ASAP’ & ‘MYX’, He will be joining the morning Hit Teleserye ‘Becareful With My Heart’, He will be hosting again the 4th season of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ with Billy Crawford and finally He is set to host a new game show Philippine version of NBC’s ‘Minute To Win It'. That’s a total of 7 shows. 3 of which are for Daily Airing and the other 4 for weekend viewing. So just imagine how is he gonna manage his schedules and personal time then. He might go on leave for some of his shows. For which, I leave that up to him to announce.

His last movie with Star Cinema October of this year , ‘This Guy's in Love with U Mare’ according to BOXOFFICEMOJO earned a whopping P249,391,069 in gross sales making it the 2nd highest earning movie of 2012.

You can check all my other entries about Luis Manzano HERE.  I’m also re-posting my 20-minute video interview with him for the benefit of those who might have missed it.  


Meanwhile, Here are the photos and video I took few days ago when we had a Christmas Lunch at one of his favorite restos; ‘Wicked Kitchen’ with Jennylyn Mercado.




Bryan Termulo

It was a reloaded November 22 for me visiting many celebrities as I can. First stop was Bryan Termulo. I had been arranging for this interview for quite sometime already. Luckily, we were both in ABS-CBN grounds so I decided to drop by his dressing room while he was preparing for his KrisTv guesting. The interview went fine. It’s just like conversation caught on cam. It was long yet smooth and just had minor editing.I actually enjoyed every moment of it.

Other than being in school everyday, Bryan is busy doing weekend Robinsons Mallshows promoting his album with BWB Records distributed by Star Records titled ‘Hanggang Ngayon’. As of press time, He is in plane via Philippine Airlines on his way to Koronadal City for a New Years Countdown celebration. His first New Year away from from home. He is also recording different songs for new Teleseryes of ABS-CBN. Recently his version of ‘Kailan’ came out on #InaKapatidAnak.

Bryan Termulos’ album 'Haggang Ngayon' is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250 and also available for download via www.mymusicstore.com.ph

Come this January 2013, he will resume taping of the newest primetime teleserye of ABSCBN 'Against All Odds' with Jessy Mendiola and Joseph Marco in a love triangle role.

For direct updates; You can follow him on Twitter @bryantermulo . Here is a link to my previous entry about him. Bryan Termulo Releases Sophomore Album

Get to know Bryan Termulo and Fall in Love with him on this 20-Minute Interview
With exclusive photos I took.




Saturday, December 22, 2012

Edward Mendez

While I was at the 'Star Magic Gives Back' concert in McKinley, I received a Go Signal from Edward Mendez than I can visit him on the set of his newest movie with Star Cinema's MMFF entry 'One More Try' somewhere in QC. So when I got that chance at around 10 pm, half way through the concert, I immediately went to see him. This sit down interview has been long overdue since the many times I attempted just didn't work. It was either our schedules won’t meet or location was just so far. 

I arrived on the set while he was shooting his last scene with lead stars Angel Locsin and Dingdong Dantes. Right after he finished, we started the interview at their standby area.

The first time I met Edward was when he was taping ABS-CBN's Precious Hearts Romances; 'Hiyas' last May 21, 2011. For almost 2 years now I never lost contact with him thru twitter. He is very kind, accommodating & cool. I discovered more of him after the interview. Something inspiring, Something lovable. He is not just any sexy Model turned actor out there. He maybe a geek but not off and doesn't look like one!. He can talk about Science, Physics & Discoveries all day long. He is Smart and likes intelligent conversation. He graduated with a degree in "Sports Science and Medicine" from the University of Maryland. Plus he is a Wellness Consultant, Fitness Director, Business Man and now an Author.

This is the 2nd article I'm writing about him as he launches his book titled 'Your Dream Body Come True'. The book is all about Diet Principles & Effective Training that will not just change people physically but also emotionally & mentally. It's like a portable nutritionist and trainer that will give you Your Dream Body and will give you a different perception of health and fitness. The book will also give you total control over your diet and training intensities. Having those said, I can't wait to get my hands on that book.

It will be available early next year at your favorite bookstores. For Pre-Orders you may email at sales@yourdreambodycometrue.com or for inquiries you may email them at info@yourdreambodycometrue.com or check their website http://yourdreambodycometrue.com or follow Edward on Twitter @edwardmen23

Edward last appeared on ABS-CBN's 'Kahit Puso ay Masugatan' as a Congressman and on 'A Beautiful Affair' as a Real Estate Magnate. He is also included in the movie 'One More Try' by Star Cinema showing this December 25, 2012 in all theaters nationwide.

Get to know him more through this 20-Minute exclusive video interview. Also with photos I took on set taken November 23, 2012. If you missed my previous article about him Click this link: Get to Know Edward Mendez



Kimpoy Feliciano

I’m actually very fortunate that I was given the chance to have a one-on-one closed door interview with this Youtube Sensation and Online Heartthrob Kimpoy Feliciano. This post is kinda late for his 20th Birthday last Dec. 18 but I’m sure you would all agree with me that this is gonna be an on-time Christmas Gift for his followers and to you my readers.

Kimpoy now managed by Orion Entertainment travelled from New Zealand to Manila to sign a recording contract with Universal Records. His debut album includes his renditions of ‘Ikaw Lang’, ‘Ngiti’, ‘Right Next To Me’, ‘I’ll be Your Hero’, ‘Una at Huling Mamahalin’ and ‘Alipin’. This is also the first album in the history of Philippine Music that has an outright Music Videos of All Tracks prior to every single being launched.

I arrived at the Universal Towers  just on time for his 1st-ever Media Conference. I’m not following Kimpoy before on twitter but many months back I downloaded his ‘known pick-up lines video’ online and saved them in my PC. So I wasn’t sure If I went there as a fan or as a writer covering the event.

I was just quiet and smiling sitting at the back of the boardroom listening to him singing a few lines of his 1st single ‘Ikaw Lang’ (which topped www.mymusicstore.com.ph charts for 2 weeks). And Yes! he got my attention! He was mysteriously charming and better looking in person than in photos & videos. I tried holding my excitement of not asking him questions since I know I’ll have the chance later after everyone else was done. 

Kimpoy’s album was launched at the SM Manila Entertainment Center last November 30, 2012! His 1st ever mallshow was so successful with supporters wearing SuperMan insipired top. Wish I was there to witness that overwhelming moment for him and his management. His self-directed Music Video also landed the Myx Daily top 10 for 3 weeks (Shot in New Zealand).

Kimpoy is the most followed personality in New Zealand. He is also one of the most influential Filipinos on twitter for having almost half million followers. Not just that, He is also a certified TrendSetter making anything a trending topic online just like his first cover on Pinoy Song Magazine September Issue. He will also comeback on the said magazine’s 9th year Anniversary next month. Adding to all of these, Kimpoy also bagged the 2012 Globe Tatt Awards ‘Thought Mover Award’, the Best Viral Video Award by Meg Magazine and Youtube Leader in the 4th Annual Shorty Awards besting other local and international celebrities.

Wow! This is what you call a reloaded entry! And I’m not even done yet! Hahaha!

Kimpoy who is a currently a 2nd Year Business Management Student in University of Otago serves as an example to people in the Social Media after being named as one of the National Peace Ambassadors for the ‘ I Am For Peace’ campaign.  He doesn’t answer back to Haters and Bashers. In a way he treats the Negatrons’ (Negative Patrons) observation and feedback as a healthy criticism that will make him better.

Just based on that little time I had with him, I can say he must have been raised well by his parents. He is nice, polite, grounded & just enjoying what life has to offer here in the Philippines. He has til February of 2013 to decide if he will stay here and continue his promising career. Let’s all leave that then to his passion, talent, management & supporters.

Kimpoy Feliciano Album is now available for download at www.mymusicstore.com.ph and on iTunes as well as in all record stores. Follow him on twitter @kimpoyfeliciano

Here are the photos I took of him with an exclusive 15-minute video interview that will make you know him more offline and perhaps You might fall for him!

Special Thanks to Gian Carlo & Sir Peter of Universal 
and Annie & Ayelski of PinoySong Magazine.





Monday, December 3, 2012

PolyEast Records


I'd like to think I am fallin for Zia Quizon after having continuous LSS of her songs for quite sometime already. So imagine my frustration of not seeing her performance during the 25th Awit Awards despite the two invitations I got from PolyEast Records and Bands Magazine to cover the event.

Awit Awards is a prestigious award-giving body, spearheaded by PARI (The Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc.)

Zia swept the major Awards that night together with other PolyEast Records Artists Bamboo Manalac and Rock Band Slapshock at the Glorietta 1 at Ayala Center in Makati on November 27, 2012. She took home her first Awit Awards trophies for Best Female Recording and Best Recording by a New Female Artist. Her first single “Ako Na Lang” won the Song of the Year and Best Engineered Recording for her song 'Simple Girl'.

Both songs are from Zia's self-titled album under PolyEast Records which reached Gold Record status March of this year. Right now, she is busy promoting her latest single “So Much In Love” (which is one of my favorites). Her sophomore album will come out this 2013. Let us all watch out for that.

Also, Music Icon and PolyEast Records’ pride Bamboo Manalac  graced the Awards Night with a closing number with his latest single “In this Life”. He took home the Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist award for his song “Questions.” Bamboo's released his solo album called “No Water, No Moon” November of last year .

The Best Album Package was given to PolyEast’s rap-metal band Slapshock together with Team Manila for the album “Kinse Kalibre”.  Slapshock marked the success of their latest release in 15 years with Kinse Kalibre which officially reached its Gold Record.

Dolphy & Gary Granada were also both honored that night with the 'Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award' with the released of their albums under PolyEast Records still “Handog Ni Pidol: A Lifetime of Music and Laughter” and “The Essential Gary Granada Collection” respectively.

I am very proud of PolyEast Records not just because I am their Online Ambassador, Hahaha!
but because they are indeed an instrument bringing good music to Filipinos all over the world by simply giving opportunities to Philippine Singers & Musicians to be heard.

Congratulations! More Power! More Music!
(Photos used courtesy of PolyEast Records website)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ate Gay


I have always loved Ate Gay and her comedy style. Really Funny and not trying hard and not offensive. I actually have some of her videos downloaded in my PC; her mash-up songs, her classic Ate Guy act and her incredibly out of nowhere declamation. Whenever I’m sad and down, I listen to those. It makes me smile. 

When I found out he is bringing down Mall of Asia Arena this November 30, 2012 for his first ever major concert; I didn’t hesitate to promote him all heartedly. Like how I have been telling the world of how wonderful he is as a comedian. For sure I won’t miss this big show that will certainly laugh my heart out.

Brought to us by That’s Ntertainment Productions; Directed by Philip Lazaro and Andrew de Real with special performers of The Company, Aiza Seguerra, Aegis, Anton Diva, Allan K, X-Factor Finalists, John “Sweet” Lapus, SexBomb; the real Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor.

So what are you waiting for? Go and get your tickets at www.smtickets.com or call 470-2222 for reservations. Prices are as follow:

VIP A (FIRST 10 ROWS) Reserved Seats - P2,120 
VIP B Reserved Seats - P1,590 
PATRON Reserved Seats - P1,590 
LOWER BOX A Reserved Seats - P1,060 
LOWER BOX B Reserved Seats - P800 
UPPER BOX Reserved Seats - P530 
GENERAL ADMISSION Free Seating - P270

Take time to watch this video first so you’ll know what I’m saying!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Coldplay Live 2012


I was more than thrilled when I got the invitation from PolyEast Records to attend the exclusive preview of Coldplay’s Live 2012 Concert Film for a number of reasons. 1. I’m a fan of this British Alternative Rock Band. 2. They are my idol’s (Champ Lui Pio) fave band, 3. They have an incredibly hot lead vocalist Chris Martin. and 4. They offer a semi-dramatic yet world beating music.

This ‘Coldplay Live 2012’ is a 90 minute-film showcasing the band’s first concert documentary from their performances in Paris's Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Center and Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage in support of their acclaimed Mylo Xyloto World Tour. Every show was full packed and sold out to 30,000 energetic music lovers.

From the onset of the film, it was already hypnotizing and mesmerizing. The stage, the design, the production, the concept and the band, comprised of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion & Jonny Buckland all together came out bigger, artistic, passionate and lovable. It was like overstuffed! They sounded so real that you will feel like you are in the venue with your hands in the air, waving and singing with them. Just beyond good-vibes.

Interviews & Insights from the band members, behind the scenes from the tours and Coldplay’s ‘life on the road’ are shown in between songs. A defining moment in the film was when all the led wristbands of the audience were lighted up in neon colors blinking to the music. Also another awesome moment was when Chris Martin smashed his guitar (shown in slow-mo) on stage after singing ‘God Put A Smile on Your Face’. Everything was just wonderful from flashes of lights to pouring of confetti butterflies to dazzling fireworks to colorful screens. 

Chris Martin said on the film: “ The Mylo Xyloto tour has been the most fun we’ve ever had as a band. It felt very uplifting right from the start because of the amazing audiences that we’ve been playing for. Our crowd has become more and more a part of the concert itself. They are loud, diverse, full of soul and they make the songs sound much better that we can on our own.”

Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s 5th studio album that was released October of last year with hits ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Charlie Brown’, ‘Princess of China’ giving them 3 Grammy Award Nominations.

The screening took place at the board room of PolyEast Records with a glass of Ice Tea, a bowl of chips & popcorn and a big tropical burger adding cinematic glory. Hahaha!

You guys are all lucky that you get to watch this epic concert on DVD like that of a Live Experience. This is for sure the next best thing to seeing them in person. Concert in Manila may not happen yet anytime soon coz it will cost producers Millions. 

Coldplay Live 2012 CD+DVD are available for P485 and a special imported edition with free MyloXyloto baller for P1500 and will be launched on Nov. 30 at Astro Plus SM North Edsa and Odyssey Megamall. 

Follow @PolyEastRecords on twitter for more updates. 
Here is the trailer!
 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jodi Sta Maria

Jodi Sta. Maria was so beautiful last night in a black dress with gigantic earrings during the launch of her newest endorsement 'CosMo Body' at her newly opened restaurant Rue Bourbon in Eastwood Libis Quezon City.

From previously 125 lbs. when she was still taping #100DaystoHeaven to 105 lbs now that she is doing the highly-rated morning soap #BecarefulWithMyHeart. Jodi said at the Presscon that she was already a user of the said product even before she was offered to endorse it.

'Cosmo Body' is an over-the-counter supplement that acts by blocking the absorption of dietary fat. It is for obesity management including weight loss and maintenance when used in conjuction with reduce-calorie diet and exercise.

Director and Founder of Cosmo Body Nino Bautista was thrilled to have someone as healthy fit and inspirational as Jodi to be their first Celebrity Ambassador. He said that Jodi epitomizes the mission of their product to encourage people to live healthy.

Jodi was  a little shocked yet still confident when she saw the campaign materials having her wore swimsuit for the supplement's promotion. Jodi didn't hesitate cause she knew there was nothing wrong and having a good body is a must for her when facing the camera. This Cosmo Body definitely complements her own slimming and weight management.

Once her schedule with #BecarefulWithMyHeart is lighter, she will be making rounds to the various outlets that sell Cosmo Body along with her other duties as the health supplement's endorser.

Cosmo Body is available in nearly 800 leading pharmacies and beauty outlets through out the Philippines. For more information; You may check their website www.cosmo-skin.com or follow them on twitter @iamcosmobody or their FB www.facebook.com/cosmoskinandcosmobody.

Meanwhile her 1st lead role on a soap opera (after 14 years of being in the showbiz) #BecarefulWithMyHeart became the the #1 Daytime Program Nationwide for the whole month of October with an average TV rating of 23.3% based on Kantar Media TNS. Her performance here (together with Richard Yap) is getting a lot of positive reviews from household surveys, online communities, print and entertainment blogs.

Here are the photos of Jodi I took. 

 

Jake Cuenca

ABS-CBN’s afternoon soap-opera #KungAkoyIiwanMo finally ended last November 16, 2012 with a household rating of 17.8% based on Kantar Media/TNS Household Survey. Lead Actor and 28th PMPC Best Supporting Actor Jake Cuenca was very happy with the successful run of the show  getting an average rating of 14-16% for the last 7 months and was taped for almost a year.

I’m actually very fortunate that I was able to visit the set few times and that I got to observe Jake’s passion and love for acting. He has always been dedicated and committed to give a good show to his fans and followers.  It wasn’t easy. Jake barely had sleep and was taping from Monday to Saturday for this Kapamilya Gold Serye with Shaina Magdayao and another Primetime Drama with Iza Calzado. So just imagine the hardwork he put in just to give the viewers a good teleserye. Still he is thankful for the experience coz it made him a better actor.


His evening Teleserye #KahitPusoyMasugatan has been extended til February of next year for getting good TV ratings despite the late airing. Just the other day, He started shooting already his newest film ‘Tuhog’ with Eugene Domingo, Empress, Enchong Dee and Manuel Chua and will be shown this 2013.

For some of you who might have missed; Jake did his final stage appearance in underwear for the clothing brand Bench during its Underwear and Denim Fashion Show last September 13-14.  He brought down the Arena when he took off his orange underwear leaving him in black thong showing his sexy butt.  Here is a video clip I took that has around 70,000 views already. 



Friday, November 23, 2012

Ina Kapatid Anak

I have always wanted to visit the set of the newest Phenomenal Teleserye #InaKapatidAnak. But the situation just won’t allow me. It’s either raining, far locations, or their taping conflicting with my schedule. Finally, last night, I made it there.  The 4 hours travel time due to heavy traffic was nothing after seeing the beautiful stars of the Primetime Soap. Kim Chiu just got off her Van, Enchong had bruises all over his face, Xian who just woke up & Maja who was tweeting about her movie 24/7 In Love.

The set was just too crowded & noisy. The location was too open for everyone. A lot of people from all ages were there waiting; from fans, to neighbors, to bystanders. They were as excited as I am! Well, that was the scene’s requirement; so everyone had to adjust.

Though he said Yes already, I didn’t get to interview Xian Lim for the Morgan Show because there were a lot of people inside the tent.  I’ll have to reschedule it on a different location soon.  So you have to watch out for that. Anyways, He just woke up when I got in. We had a little conversation about his role; telling him that Liam’s character was just perfect & rightful for him. Mysterious and Controlled. I also told him that his eyes are magnetic and sincere! They don’t just speak and express but they capture and deliver a moment. He was humble enough to say ‘Baka ikaw lang nakapansin at nagsabi niyan’. I responded right away! Of course not!  Whenever I tweet that, people would agree and would retweet. He gave me a chocolate brownie after! Hahaha. Sweet noh? Ayaw ko pang tangapin, but he insisted.



Star Cinema’s AC and her team were there as well on the set to interview Kim and Maja for 24/7 In Love. So I went with her in Kim Chiu’s tent. When Kim saw me, she went to me, beso beso and said ‘Morgy Hello andito ka! Sino kasama mo? Ano nga website mo?’ And then on…  When Maja said during the Presscon that Kim would shine on this serye, she wasn’t lying. Kim is definitely shining from one scene to another. This is by far her best performance. Emotions coming out are so real that I’m crying to some when she delivers. She indeed has grown to be a better actress and deserving to be called a Primetime Princess.

I had to call Maja’s name before I got inside her tent as a sign of respect and nervousness. Hahaha! Sabi ko, ‘Maj, Hi! Morgan here; then I opened the door and there I saw her sitting and happy seeing me. ( I guess) ‘Hello!, Kamusta? Ang layo nito,’ Maj said.. then on and on… I said, ‘You know your 24/7 In Love episode has a surprised chemistry with Diether ha! Galing! One of my favorites!’ She said! ‘Thank You! Oh diba! Sarap ma In Love.’ – Maj on #InakapatidAnak has proven her worth as a 2-time best Actress. No scene is small for her. She always gives her best in every line, in every tear fall and in every execution. Her acting here is just so commendable. From the biting of her fingernails, to the movement of her lips to the swaying of her hair. So effective and so define!

Enchong has always been one of the most accommodating celebrities ever. He is very generous with his time. – He was about take a scene when I saw him; So I had to go to other tents first.  When he came back, we talked about his skydiving experience first (His best birthday ever), his newest movie and our love for each other! Hahaha! A month ago was my 4th year with him. So imagine the many times I’ve been with him. He is actually proud of me and what I have become just as how I’m proud of him, his success and what he has achieved. – Enchong’s portrayal of his character on #InaKapatidAnak is just so lovable. A boy willing to fight for his love and family. His acting is a combination of sweet and fierce. He performs with hunger and passion. He can easily shift from someone very aggressive to someone very submissive on his roles. Just a Good Job!.

#InaKapatidAnak is such a great way to end our night. It offers a fast-paced good story, with great direction and acting. I also would like to commend Ms Janice de Belen’s portrayal as Beatrice. Such an effective Nagger and Annoying Mom. In my mind, I always hear her saying, Margaux! Margaux! Julio! Julio! Celine! Celine! Hahaha. Also Ms. Cherry Pie Picache performance. She makes her role come alive so well. An overly protective mother and but still gives in to love and lies. Also Ariel Rivera is way better here than his last soap #MulaSaPuso. His character here stands out. His eyes are just so expressive. Mr. Ronaldo Valdez is just amazing. I see my dad in him. He acts like he can be a father to everyone. His execution is unmatched. So as the veterans, Ms. Pilar Pilapil and Mr. Eddie Gutierrez – I can feel their love for acting. Natural Delivery! Very Good Performances from everyone! Having more than 35% TV rating! Congratulations! 

Please do not miss any episode! Every night on Primetime Bida!
Here is a video clip from the stars with photos I took (Click photos for larger view)



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

24/7 In Love

Star Magic and Star Cinema's Anniversary Film 24/7 In Love is a well-stitched & feel-good movie of the year. Like what I said in my previous post; It was not made to show people who is a better star than the others but simply tells us different stories of love and what it means to some. That's what they actually did.

Every episode was a stand out. It's like short films with same concept put together to come out more lovable and interesting. It was Well-Directed; Has Great Stories and Defined Execution & Delivery of the stars.


I was smiling all though-out the film. It made me feel like I was a teenager again!. It was really nice and infectious. Let me give you little feedback on the different episodes.


Sam Milby & Pokwang

Hahahaha! Sam was incredibly handsome and a hot gigolo in here. The way he stared; melted every woman watching. His character was such a sweet talker like how he is in real life. I can feel every word he said on this movie. It was like said to me too and not just to Pokie. Mamang on the other hand was really funny. Her acting came out so natural. It wasn't forced and wasn't trying hard at all. Just the right timing and smooth delivery. The episode was perfect to start the film.

Diether Ocampo and Maja Salvador -

- A very surprising chemistry from Diet and Maja. Maj loosen-up Diet making him fit-in so well with the character, She can certainly make a common love story to something fresh and giddy. Despite the age-gap; it's still a winning episode. Good Job!
One of my favorite episodes.


Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzo

- I'd like to think I'm Zanjoe's peg in this episode. In fairness to him; he gave justice to his character of being a becky. Just the right ingredient of 'pitik, landi and ganda' making it come out a little gayish yet still so lovable. Bea's beauty alone can sell the episode. Her acting is so clean and flawless. Very strong yet disarming.


Angelica Panganiban & John Lloyd Cruz

-Angelica can be the most jologs yet can still be the most elegant woman in this world. So pretty even without make-up! Angelic indeed! John Lloyd's acting has always been unbeatable and adorable, from the movement of his lips and eyelashes to the fierce of his eyes! So consistent! Both of them lived up to the mature characters they portrayed.


Piolo Pascual, Zaijan Jaranilla & Xyriel Manabat

-Initially I thought Piolo will have a hard time portraying the role of a mentally gifted child. I thought it will just be another Budoy. So hard to surpass Gerald Anderson's acting; But seeing some of the audience crying. He must have delivered well his character! He actually owned it! Xyriel & Zaijan are really two of the best child stars this Industry has. They prove that even as kids they can let us feel love. A heartwarming episode.


Gerald Anderson & Kim Chiu
 
-If every hero out there is gonna be like Gerald Anderson saving people from a burning building wearing only a brief; I swear I will burn down every building standing here in Manila just for him to get to me. But seriously; This is a sign of growth and re-invention for him as an actor; being a little sexy & daring. Kim on other hand gracefully showed her Asian Charm in this episode. 
I actually felt a long lost love in this episode despite that fact that I didn't get to hear most of the lines, since every fan base were screaming their hearts out. #KIMERALD is so back!


Daniel Padilla & Kathryn Bernardo

- Two of the most telegenic young stars of this generation. Kathryn is a sweetheart in the film. So pretty! Daniel, like what I have always said, has that incredible charm that no boy has ever had. Overflowing appeal that you wouldn't care loving him even if he is a teenager. As love team they connect well to the audience.  They have the magic that others don't have. They for sure will be the next big stars of Star Magic.

In the US, films like 24/7 In Love (star-studded & too many stories) don't really get good reception both to reviews and box office - But I'm pretty sure that's not gonna happen here in the Philippines. Coz I just gave my positive review, plus I'm watching it again!

Now showing in all theaters nationwide!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sam Milby


'Some of the most beautiful things in life come out in the most unexpected times.' This was what 26-Year-Old Acoustic Heartthrob Samuel Milby shared during the Presscon of his newest movie with Star Cinema '24/7 In Love' in celebration of Star Magic's 20th Anniversary where he stars with Pokwang and other biggest and brightest stars of Star Magic.

Sam and Pokwang, who last worked in an episode of 'Your Song' way way back are very excited to bring to life the comic story of Charles and Virgie on screen.
It was very refreshing to see Sam and Pokwang together during the Presscon. You can see real friendship in them which has been developed from the many work travels they had abroad. Off-Cam you see chemistry already which definitely led to easy portrayal of their roles in this 24/7 In Love film.

Sam said on a press release: 'Yong story namin ni Pokwang very comedy talaga. This episode has a lot of firsts. First time doing a movie with Pokwang, Ako yung first kissing scene niya ever in a movie, so she's a virgin in the movie and she's a virgin in terms of kissing scene, so I'm happy that I was the first, Hahaha!'

Sam shared that their comedy episode and the other 6 episodes have a lot of lessons for the heart which audience from all ages can relate to.

Their episode is directed by Frasco Mortiz, showing this November 21, 2012 with Red Carpet Premiere on the 20th.  More of Pokwang Click This!

Meanwhile his new Teleserye with Judy Ann Santos, Jericho Rosales and KC Concepcion with a working title 'Against All Odds' has been moved to 2013 to give way for Juday's other show Master Chef.

He also finished shooting the Indie Movie'Death March' with Jason Abalos, Luis Alandy, Zanjoe Marudo, Sid Lucero & Felix Roco directed by Adolf Alix Jr.

The last time I saw Sam prior to the Presscon was when I visited him on the set of 'Against All Odds' and 'Wansapanatym' taping a month ago. He has always been one of the nicest celebrities! (For Me) More handsome than Piolo Pascual and more appealing than John Lloyd Cruz. Lemme just add this little note about Sam which I’m sure you would all agree with me.

A heartthrob, A racer, A singer, An Actor, Hot & Good Looking Bachelor, Sweet Talker, Charming, and Lovable – Wow! What more can you ask. Having Sam Milby is even way more than winning a jackpot in a lottery. It’s harder to describe him now for as days go by, he becomes better and bolder! 

Conversation with Sam is just a treasured moment always. He talks a lot. He has a lot of stories to tell. He gets your attention the moment his lips move. I’m ecstatic whenever I’m with him and having that precious little moment & kwentuhan. Anyone gets energize with his presence. His eyes are sparkling and when he stares, it’s more than enough to light up a darkened room.

Sam is definitely a dream guy. Just imagine both of you sitting on a sofa, while he strums his guitar, starts singing you a song, looking at you in the eyes and you’re suddenly melting and speechless. You would want then time to freeze and just be in that moment for the rest of time.

I Love Sam. He may not be perfect so as anyone else but we can always have a perfect moment with him. He smiles and says ‘Thank You’ with sincerity. He has always been and will always be appreciative to the love, care and support coming his way.

Here is a video clip from the PressCon of 24/7 In Love with some photos I took.