‘The Boobay and Tekla Show’ (TBATS) was celebrating their successful first premiere on January 27 this year. Featured on their post was the significant difference of their ratings from their rival show, ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’ (GGV), that aired since 2011.
But did they really?
ABS-CBN claimed that their late night show on Sunday is still undisputed in ratings according to Kantar Media, defending themselves on ‘TBATS’s’ claim backed by NUTAM.
Fans of both shows were confused, but ‘GGV’ fans were much more active in defending the show’s claim. Some fans were even bashing ‘TBATS’s’ on their social media by posting thentrue ratings of ‘GGV’ against the said show.
Ito ang TUNAY na PANALO!!!!https://t.co/ZcBcaPHmmQ
— KAPAM1LYA Nation (@kp_nation2) January 31, 2019
The fans of GMA Network’s show, on the other hand, commented on the sudden change of format of ‘GGV’ by copying ‘TBATS’s’ pranks.
Last Sunday’s ‘GGV,’ Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil were guests of the show.
They were asked by ‘GGV’ to pull a prank on jeepney passengers, which may have triggered the said comments that ‘GGV’ is copying the format, but then again, are they really?
If you followed ‘GGV’ and know the show well, Vice Ganda sometimes pulls off some elaborate pranks.
Some notable pranks were pulled on singer Lani Misalucha, who was getting ready in the dressing room when her make-up artist suddenly walked out on her after receiving a text that supposedly irked her.
A similar prank was also done to singer Ronnie, who received bad news from his road manager right before his performance on the late-night show. Occasionally, the show even teams up with popular actors for their pranks, like that time when John Lloyd pulled a prank on Sarah Geronimo and bloggers during a bloggers’ conference for the movie ‘Finally Found Someone.’
So it is for sure that the longer running show has more pranks on its belt.
What are your thoughts on this? Did ‘GGV’ bring back their prank segment because they were threatened by their rival show? Leave your opinions on the comment box down below and please leave a like and share.
Veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez has been doing projects with ABS-CBN since 2012. She declares her loyalty to her home network ABS-CBN by saying, “Sila nagtiwala sa akin, e.”
According to Sylvia, she also experienced working and was able to do good projects with the GMA Network and she knows that they also trusted her.
“I mean, nagtiwala naman lahat, kahit GMA, nagtiwala naman sa akin, nagtiwala naman sila.
“Binigyan din naman nila ako ng mga proyekto noon. Galing din naman ako sa GMA. Nag-GMA din naman ako.”
GMA Network was able to give her series of teleserye projects from 2010-2011. For the record, her past projects included ‘Langit sa Piling Mo’ (2010), ‘Tween Hearts’ (2010-2011), ‘Koreana’ (2010), and ‘Iglot’ (2011).
In 2012, she returned to the ABS-CBN and immediately worked without taking breaks from doing teleseryes. Her projects in the Kapamilya network included ‘Mundo Man Ay Magunaw’ (2012), ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ (2012-2014), ‘Apoy sa Dagat’ (2013), ‘NingNing’ (2015), and ‘My Super D’ (2016).
She experienced her first major starrer after 30 years, in 2016, when ABS-CBN entrusted her to play the lead role in the afternoon series, ‘The Greatest Love’- where the series, including Sylvia, won numerous awards and recognition.
“Ngayon, noong nasa ABS na ako, sunud-sunod yung show ko, at the same time, sila yung nagtiwala sa akin na bigyan ako ng sariling teleserye.
“So kung noon nga na sunud-sunod na supporting ako, grabe na yung loyalty ko sa kanila, what more ngayon na binigyan ako ng sarili kong teleserye.”
For Sylvia it is more important to consider who had help lift up her career and to whom she has debt of gratitude. She is pretty much sure that the Kapamilya Network have loved her because of the trust that was given to her. That is also her reason for having such loyalty to the network in return.
“Mas matimbang pa rin sa akin ang utang na loob. Mas matimbang pa rin sa akin tignan kung sino yung nag-build up sa akin.
“Kaya ganun ako ka-loyal kasi grabe yung tiwalang binigay nila sa akin, di ba? Minahal naman din nila talaga ako.”
However, Sylvia isn’t closing her doors to working for GMA Network.
As she explained, if it happens that ABS-CBN have no available shows for her at the moment and the GMA Network has something to offer, she would like to know first her role in that project and if she goes for it after consideration, then she will ask the permission of the ABS-CBN network if they will allow her to push through, as a matter of respect.
But if the Kapamilya network will tell her that there is a show for her, Sylvia priority is still for the Kapamilya network.
“Yeah, oo naman, pwede naman akong gumawa. Kung halimbawa, later on, papahinga ako, which is hindi ako magpapahinga sa ngayon.
“Pero kung halimbawa, wala akong show sa ABS at may offer ang GMA, pupunta naman… aalamin ko kung ano role ko, at lalapit ako sa ABS, ‘May offer sa akin.’
“Magpapaalam ako ng maayos na: ‘Pwede ba ito?’ Out of respect, siyempre.
“Pero kung sasabihin nilang may show ako, di ba, siyempre, basta priority ko ABS dahil sila ang nagbigay sa akin at nag-angat sa akin sa teleserye at malaki ang utang na loob ko sa ABS.”
Sylvia Sanchez as ‘Jesusa’
In upcoming movie ‘Jesusa,’ Sylvia plays a mother driven to “the depths of despair” by an abusive partner. The project was first offered to Nora Aunor but the negotiation fell through. Sylvia doesn’t really mind being the second choice; what’s important is that she’s the final choice.
Slated this Summer 2019, ‘Jesusa’ is a production of OEPM (Oeuvre Events and Production Management), and also stars Allen Dizon, Ynez Veneracion, Mara Lopez, Malu Barry, Vince Tañada, Fanny Serrano and Uno Santiago in an introductory role, under the direction of Ronald Carballo.
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The TNT Boys – consisting of Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Kiefer Sanchez – once again, brought pride to the Philippines after singing their own rendition of Beyoncé’s “Listen,” bringing them through to the next round of the new American talent competition “The World’s Best,” that aired its pilot episode right after the Super Bowl on CBS last Sunday.
The American judges were really amazed with the performance of the TNT Boys as they hit all the high notes effortlessly, giving them an average score of 49 while the Wall of the World judges gave them more than enough points to reach a total of 99.
The Judges comments after their amazing ‘goosebumps’ performance were very much applauding. Drew Barrymore said she really has a soft spot for kids, as she added that what the TNT Boys just did “is a whole other thing.”
“You possess a gift. You’re just that good,” she told the TNT Boys. Faith Hill also said, “First of all, you have some serious attitude. You’re so precious and so sweet but when you were singing, you were in that song, and you were like, bam!”
And Rupaul had one just thing to say, “Shante,” which meant “You stay!”
There is absolutely no doubt that these three can SING! 🎤
Posted by The World's Best on Sunday, February 3, 2019
One of the judges making up the ‘Wall of the World’ panel, Pops Fernandez, a Filipino Singer, was asked by James Corden about what she thinks of the boy’s performance.
She said, “I am so proud now to represent the Philippines. On behalf of the Filipinos, guess what? I know for a fact that you can be the World’s Best.”
Corden also asked an award-winning dancer and choreographer who had worked with Beyoncé “Dennis Jauch,” who represented Germany, said, “I actually wouldn’t be surprised if she (Beyoncé) would call you up after this and be like ‘Join me on the next tour!”
Comments also flooded the Twitter account with the different reactions of viewers who watched the performance of the TNT Boys.
All these reaction videos are making me 😭 kung nakakayaman ang mga luha bilyonaryo na siguro ako 😂
— NL 🏛✋ (@TNTBoysForever) February 5, 2019
I hope that the TNT Boys will drag up on The World’s Best (like they did on face sounds familiar; lady marmalade and bang bang). THAT SHIT WILL POSSIBLY INPRESS RUPAUL ❤️✨
— nard (@ejay______) February 5, 2019
Kabadong-kabado ang boys habang naghihintay ng scores eh. Hindi ba sila aware na sobrang galing nila? So humble babies ❤ #TNTBoys
— Mrs. Hemmings 👽 (@hgfabia) February 5, 2019
they've been singing listen a couple of times now but their performance at twb was a killer. idk who change the composition of the song but kudos to you and to tnt boys for killin' it. ♥️
— 🌙 (@lorengnzls) February 5, 2019
TNT BOYS scored 99% 😱😱
— ArJay ConsTanTinE (@Niceswan17) February 5, 2019
For the First time, Enchong Dee, a Kapamilya actor was allowed to guest on the top-rating and long-running noontime show of GMA Network, ‘Eat Bulaga,’ to promote his movie with Kapuso actress Janine Gutierrez under Regal Entertainment, ‘Elise,’ from the writer and director Joel Ferrer that will hit cinemas nationwide starting February 6, 2019.
Echong was so happy to appear on ‘Eat Bulaga’ and be part of the segment ‘BOOM’ with Janine. He even tweeted on his account to thank the show.
“Maraming salamat sa masayang experience @EatBulaga at salamat sa mga nanuod na dabarkads😊👍🏼👍🏼”
Despite Enchong Dee being allowed to guest on the GMA network noontime show, it was already a no for Janine Gutierrez to guest in “It’s Showtime” of ABS-CBN to promote their upcoming movie.
Both are more comfortable working with each while doing the romantic–comedy ‘Elise’ as they already have experienced doing an indie film entitled ‘Lila’ that was directed by Gino Santos in 2016.
According to Janine, Enchong Dee is one of her closest friends in showbiz and it happened that he is also a close friend of Rayver Cruz, Janine’s rumored boyfriend, a former Kapamilya actor who is now a Kapuso talent.
Janine was askedt if she would be willing to work again with his ex-boyfriend Elmo Magalona who is now on the Kapamilya network. She answered, “not for now.”
“Huwag na lang muna. Marami pa namang iba riyan na hindi ko pa nakakatrabaho,” she answered.
She graduated in Ateneo de Manila taking up European Studies in the year 2011 as her parent’s requirement before she embarks on a showbiz career. And by the following year, she decided to be in showbiz and have more focus in that direction.
“Yun talaga ang gusto ng parents ko na tapusin muna ang pag-aaral bago mag-showbiz na sinunod ko naman.”
Janine has an upcoming TV series on the Kapuso network, a fantasy-drama entitle ‘Dragon Lady’ with Tom Rodriguez, Joyce Ching, and Edgar Allan Guzman to be directed by Paul Sta. Ana.
To her social media followers who are asking if there is a possibility that Kris would be returning to the showbiz industry this year, her immediate answer was “GAME ako!”
It’s been three (3) years since we’ve last seen her on television. Pretty sure, the Social Media Queen misses hosting talk shows or even game shows after such a long break from the biz.
Kris posted on her Instagram account a video of her and her son Bimby watching The General’s Daughter, an ABS-CBN primetime show. She really watched the pilot episode since it is Angel Locsin’s comeback show after five years.
In the comment section of her IG video, a netizen commented: @realrhenamagbanua, “Miss @krisaquino balik kana abs po please, miss kna namin.”
Immediately, Kris replied suggesting to convince the ABS-CBN or the GMA network to give her shows. However, the award–winning TV host may have some requests if she will ever be given a program or show.
“GAME ako. But once a week & LIVE sana (not yet healthy enough to tape long hours), 1 hour only & preferably on a weekend… or suggestion lang naman,” declared Kris.
The hosts of It’s Showtime made an agreement that they will go on vacation as a family every year. After nine long years in the noontime show, the hosts have grown closer and now treat each other as family.
This January, they all travelled to Hong Kong. One of the hosts, Jugs Jugueta, shared their experiences and adventures in Hong Kong. He was even interviewed regarding his views and opinion about the goings on in the show.
On Vice Ganda’s Jokes
Jokes have always been a part of the show. It is the joke that the hosts throw that make the show fun and entertaining. And one of the hosts who often throw controversial jokes is Vice Ganda.
Jugs was asked about Vice Ganda’s jokes about Eat Bulaga. He said Vice is just being honest and true. The problem with this though is that their honesty sometimes get them into trouble.
Just like other people, Vice is also a fan, despite being a star. He admitted to being a supporter of the “AlDub” team from their rival network.
Jugs does not see anything wrong with it. There are even times when Vice (and other It’s Showtime hosts) throw jokes at each other about Eat Bulaga and other stars of GMA Network.
As jokes go, they are just meant to be funny. But other people make issues out of those jokes. And as Jugs said, it gets them into trouble.
On Their Relationship As Hosts
The hosts of the show have developed a friendship incomparable with anything else. Their friendship is one with honesty, openness, and love. They respect each other’s opinions and views, making them free to express themselves.
Whatever jokes they throw in on the show are just that – jokes. But there are times when they joke with each other which, according to them, are sometimes true. But, this happens, only when they joke about each other.
The views and opinions of one host may be different from the others, but still they support each other. This is what makes their friendship one of a kind. To them, hosting It’s Showtime is not work, but bonding time for the family.
Kapamilya star and Star Magic artist Enchong Dee admitted that he’s vocal about issues especially those that are timely and important.
This resulted to the hate messages especially from supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, whom statements he often criticized. He has also been labeled as a “dilawan”, which is a term coined for those who are against the current administration.
Others have then said that he’s just fishing for attention.
But in the press conference of his upcoming movie with Janine Gutierrez, titled Elise, he said that he doesn’t take the comments too seriously.
“This is a democracy. May karapatan tayong sabihin kung ano ang gusto nating sabihin. Pilipino naman ako bago ako artista. Hindi naman porke’t artista kami, wala na kaming karapatang magpahayag ng aming damdamin.
“Hindi naman pakikisawsaw sa isyu iyong makialam ka dahil karapatan at tungkulin mo iyon bilang mamamayan lalo na kung may gusto kang ipaglaban.”
On the other hand, he admitted that he really looks up to his leading lady as she makes work easy.
“She’s a natural actress. Napakagaan niyang katrabaho at wala kaming ilangan. Iyong level ng comfort namin kumpara noong una kaming magsama sa Lila, kakaiba.”
The Valentine movie by Regal Entertainment will be in cinemas starting February 6.
Angel Locsin had nothing but kind words to the director of The General’s Daughter, Manny Palo.
During the press conference of her first ever teleserye under Dreamscape, for her prime time comeback after a few years of hiatus, she shared what’s it like to work with Palo as a director.
“Si Direk Manny Palo kasi is brilliant. Ang swerte namin na nagkaroon kami ng direktor na alam niya kung anong gagawin. Siya kasi yung kaya niya kaming i-control lahat. Kasi kahit anong sabihin namin sa kanya, memorize niya yung script so hindi namin siya maloloko.”
Locsin added that because the director knows what he is doing, they often finish their taping schedules on time.
“Alam niya yung gagawin niyo sa bawat eksena kaya ang bilis bilis din niya mag shoot. Natatapos namin yung schedule namin. Plus ang gaan din niya ka-trabaho.”
The actress then addressed her remark that director Palo is a “terror” on the set, saying that others may only view him that way maybe because he had a bad day or someone did something wrong. However, she thinks that he’s really kind and caring.
“Sabi ng iba terror daw si Direk Manny. Siguro pag may mali ka, ganon. Or siguro, bad day lang si direk pero he’s really nice. Actually ang bait ni direk. At maalaga siya sa mga tao. “
She even admitted that the cast sometimes makes fun of the director whenever he gets angry.
“Minsan pinapagtawanan namin pag nagwawala siya pero part niya na yun eh. Parang hindi pwedeng hindi eh. Boring. Boring yung set. At umpisa palang sinabi niya ‘walang diva sa inyo ha, ako lang ang diva,’ kaya siya lang ang diva ganon. “
On the other hand, Locsin admitted that her character on the series is her most complicated role thus far. She has also praised her co-stars.
“Masasabi ko na I think eto yung pinaka-complex [and] complicated na character na gagawin ko. Mahirap po siya. Actually mga characters po namin, mahirap gawin. Pero fun, kasi yung mga ka-eksena ko po ang gagaling umarte so nakakakuha po ako sa kanila ng emosyon.”
The General’s Daughter also stars big names such as Paulo Avelino, Arjo Atayde, Tirso Cruz III, Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, Janice de Belen, and Maricel Soriano.
The General’s Daughter airs weeknights on the ABS-CBN network.
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Amid the viral videos of Pinoy Big Brother housemate Wakim Regalado, a Facebook user has defended him and called out the people who has smart-shamed the teenager’s intellectual answers.
Katami Alinga Dimapunong stated that he didn’t expect to find himself posting about PBB, however, he can no longer stand some of his friends who kept on smart-shaming the teenager.
He said that it was because he has experienced being smart-shamed by his own math professor when he respectfully pointed out a wrong point in the lecture.
“Then instead of him humbly admitting the evidently incorrect usage of the formula, he said, ‘Sorry naman, o edi sige, ikaw na lang pumalit sa ‘kin dito. Nakakahiya naman sayo.’ Then there goes all the hidden laughs and stares from all my classmates inside the room.”
It is when he realized that words do hurt and that incident affected his self esteem. He said that before, he was really active inside the classroom, but after experiencing it, he became less energetic.
“This is the long-term destructive impact of smart-shaming, it obstructs intellectual growth and it hinders self-actualization.
“I believe this has to stop.”
Dimapunong said that even the simplest offensive terminologies could deeply hurt someone as it is never a compliment. He urged people to let Wakim be if he wants to express himself that way.
“If ever you felt degraded, lacking, and inferior because of the way he intellectually respond to some difficult questions, which you find yourself incapable of answering the same way he beautifully did, hindi yun kasalanan ni Wakim,” he wrote.
He also addressed those who used the topic of sexuality against the housemate.
“I pity you. He is a researcher, a debater, an environmental advocate, a football player, a student leader, a young scientist, and a DOST leadership awardee. I repeat, there is more than just our sexuality.”
Never in my wildest dreams that I am gonna be seeing myself posting something about PBB.But I felt the urge to do so….
Ever since Wakim has entered the PBB house, memes have started appearing as he expressed himself differently than most of the people.
— dan (@dnrynl) January 21, 2019
Wakim really thinks PBB is like Hunger Games #PBBOtso
— Max (@MaxRosalejos) January 15, 2019
While the other housemates are worried sa naging confrontation nila Apey at Yamyam…
Wakim be like: "The Probability and Possibility of me surviving this week and making it to the Final Week, to the Big Four and becoming the Batch Winner has Increased"#PBB8MixedEmotions pic.twitter.com/S8HmrimVjc
— Chanel Oberlin (@ChanelOberlinJr) January 15, 2019
Dimapunong’s post has now reached more than 9,400 shares, as of this writing.
Piolo Pascual has always been someone who kept his cool toward bashers, but it looked like the actor has had enough this time as he aired his piece against a Netizen who accused him and his son, Inigo as “gays’.
It started when Piolo posted a commemorative photo of him and his son, after they have finished their first “resolution run” in Jakarta, Indonesia. His fans immediately showed support by congratulating them.
But not everyone was fond of the father and son duo as a Netizen posted a comment that irked the actor.
“Mag-amang bakla haha”, the comment read. Piolo immediately replied, challenging the basher to a fistfight.
The Netizen continued to annoy him saying, “San lugar sige punta ako.”
They continued to exchanged comments, the basher repeatedly asked about the location where he can proceed and meet the actor.
The Netizen then suggested that they should do it in front of ABS-CBN in hopes of becoming famous before saying that he’s in Timog.
“San sa timog,” Piolo replied again.
“Ala ito Malabo nato ako na nga pupunta eh,” the Netizen commented.
Piolo’s reply read, “Public mo account mo at intayin moko jan.”
He also took a screenshot of the Netizen’s profile and shared it on his Instagram stories.