Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, most requested to star in Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”

Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, most requested to star in Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”

  • AlDub fans pushed for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza to portray the lead roles of GMA Network’s upcoming rendition of ‘Descendants of the Sun’.
  • Others expressed their opinions against the idea.

Fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are pushing the loveteam to star in the upcoming Kapuso remake of the popular Korean drama Descendants of the Sun.

READ: “Sama-sama pa rin tayo!” Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza reassures AlDub fans

As the remake was announced as one of the Network’s upcoming projects this 2019, the Aldub fans have been tweeting nonstop, requesting for their favorite celebrities to be the main stars.

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A Netizen said that the loveteam can do it as Richards has experience when it comes to action scenes and Mendoza can also do the character of Dra. Kang.

READ: GMA Network releases 24 titles of the shows to look forward to this 2019

But there are also some who were against the idea of the duo assuming the roles, saying that Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado are to be the leads instead.

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On the other hand, a Netizen questioned GMA-7‘s ability to produce quality shows as she mentioned that she has learned her lesson from the Philippine version of My Love from the Star.

“Hindi ko pa rin po alam. Sana po,” he said when asked at his Thanksgiving Party.

“Pero sa ngayon po, as of the moment, wala pa pong final words sa soap opera.”

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11 Kapuso Artists who promoted their Movie on ABS-CBN shows

11 Kapuso Artists who promoted their Movie on ABS-CBN shows

  • A list of some of the Kapuso stars that made a cross-over to ABS-CBN to promote their film projects.
  • Most of the listed celebrities have once guested on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Kris TV, The Buzz, or Magandang Buhay.

Despite the Network Rivalty, ABS-CBN have always opened its doors to the Kapuso artists to cross over and let them promote their projects.

GMA-7 stars have visited the Kapamilya network even for a brief time as most of them made guest appearances the Network’s shows in order to promote movies where they co-star with an ABS-CBN talent, or was c0-produced by Star Cinema.

Here’s a list of some Kapuso artists that made their own ABS-CBN appearances:

Teresita Ssen Marquez.

The Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 winner made an appearance on Magandang Buhay and Tonight With Boy Abunda.

She was a part of the Ika-6 Na Utos and Mulawin vs Ravena cast.

Lovi Poe.

Lovi made guest appearances for The Bride and the Lover, whom she starred in alongside Jennylyn Mercado and Paolo Avelino.

She has also promoted her movie on It’s Showtime host, Vhong Navarro, titled Woke Up Like This.

Rhian Ramos.

Rhian has been the leading lady of Kapamilya actors for two times now. First is with Piolo Pascual for Silong, and with Zanjoe Marudo in Fallback last year.

She has joined her co-stars in promoting the movies on ABS-CBN shows.

Carla Abellana.

The actress starred with Kapamilya stars four times before.

She used to visit The Buzz and Kris TV before.

Joey De Leon.

The Eat Bulaga host once Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo‘s father in movie Won’t Last A Day Without You.

He made his rare Kapamilya appearance at The Buzz and Kris TV on 2011.

Vic Sotto.

Vic is not new when it comes to cross-over guestings as he made a handful of appearancs in the Kapamilya network back then.

Among these are for two of his movies that were c0-produced by Star Cinema.

Solenn Heussaff.

Solenn has made guestings on ABS-CBN back in 2014 and 2016.

She starred with Kapamilya films such as Da Possessed and Love is Blind

Dennis Trillo.


The actor visited numerous ABS-CBN programs in 2015 and 2016.

He shared the big screen with Maja Salvador in You’re Still The One and Anne Curtis in Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?

Dingdong Dantes. 

GMA’s Primetime King has also been Star Cinema‘s favorite when it comes to leading men.

He is set to co-star with Vice Ganda in Fantastika. He frequents in Tonight with Boy Abunda and Magandang Buhay.

Jennylyn Mercado.

This actress and television personality has been visible on ABS-CBN in 2016.

Jennylyn had interviews with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino as she promoted her movies with Sam Milby and John Lloyd Cruz.

Marian Rivera.

Marian had made promotional rounds in ABS-CBN back in 2013 when she became a part of action-fantasy film Kung Fu Divas.

She starred with then Kapamilya star Ai-Ai delas Alas.

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Jennylyn Mercado offers Help to an Abused Child; she remembers her childhood days

Jennylyn Mercado offers Help to an Abused Child; she remembers her childhood days

  • Jennylyn Mercado asked her followers for help in reaching out to the child who suffered from physical abuse.
  • The actress shared the same experiences with the child as she was also a victim of an abuse by her stepfather.

Jennylyn Mercado was heartbroken on the news of the 3 year-old abuse victim that have surfaced recently.

The child was physically abused by her step-mother, Berna Espina. A video of the child in the hospital went viral as she pointed at her stepmother when asked who her abuser was.

Mercado was also a victim of abuse, her heart was touched by the story when one of her social media managers posted on her Facebook page.

This is heartbreaking. 😢

Can anyone inform us how we can reach out to this poor girl? Jennylyn Mercado experienced child battery when she was barely 3. Jennylyn survived because her Mommy Lydia saved her from further physical, spiritual and emotional abuse. Jennylyn would like to extend her support to this girl. Please let us know.

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A few years ago, the Kapuso actress admitted that she suffered from abuse by her stepfather when she was still a child. She was rescued and raised by her aunt, Lydia Mercado, who is now her legal mother.

“’Yong likod ko pinaplantsa tapos pinapaso ako ng cigarette. Tapos kapag pinaso na niya ako ng cigarette, ‘di ba lolobo siya, pipisain niya ‘yon. Gusto talaga niya nang nakakasakit, gano’n.

“Dumating na sa point na sa sobrang kakabugbog sa akin hindi na ako makabangon sa bed, ‘yong tipong black and blue na talaga, Tapos makikita nila iba na ‘yong itsura ko kasi maga, ‘yong nakalabas ng gano’n ‘yong mata ko tapos ang laki ng ulo ko, kasi siguro sa sobrang kakabugbog sa akin,” she shared.

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Filipina Celebrities with Small Waistlines

Filipina Celebrities with Small Waistlines

  • 12 celebrities that have impressive waistlines
  • Filipino actresses and singers that have fit and healthy bodies 

We all know that there is a lot of celebrities that have fit bodies and small waistlines.

Here are 12 Filipina celebrities that can be your “body goals” if you aspire to have thinner waists.

1. Marian Rivera 

This actress and a mother of one has a waistline of 19 inches.

2. Lovi Poe

Lovi Poe has a waistline of 21 inches.

3. Rhian Ramos

This actress, commercial model, and singer has a waistline of 22 inches!

4. Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto has a waistline of 22 inches.

5. Julie Anne San Jose

Singer / Actress Julie Anne San Jose has a waistline of 23 inches.

6. Megan Young

Miss Earth 2013 Megan Young’s waist measures 23 inches.

7. Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis has a waistline of 23 inches!

8. Jennylyn Mercado

This celebrity mom has a waistline of 24 inches.

9. Toni Gonzaga

Toni Gonzaga’s waist measures 24 inches.

10. Maine Mendoza

Maine Medoza has a 24 inch waistline

11. Kris Bernal 

Actress Kris Bernal has a waistline that measures 22 inches

12. Sandara Park

2NE1’s Sandara Park has a waistline that measures 24 inches.

 

Who is your waistline goals?

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20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

  • 20 celebrities that established their own businesses
  • Celebrities pursuing careers outside the entertainment industry

We often see celebrities on television but ever wondered which of them has successfully established a business?

Here are 20 well known celebrities turned entrepreneurs:

1. Anne Curtis

Actress/Host launched her own makeup line last year named blk cosmetics. blk is one of the few local brands that have an official cruelty-free certification from PETA.

2. Alden Richards

“Pambansang Bae” Alden Richard opened his restaurant Concha’s Garden Cafe in Cliffhouse, Tagaytay City. The place offers various takes on delicious Filipino dishes.

3. Glaiza de Castro, Bianca King, Xander Angeles, Abby Asistio

If you ever passed by the Runner’s Kitchen along Tomas Morato in Quezon City, it is owned by celebrity friends Glaiza de Castro, Bianca King, Xander Angeles, and Abby Asistio. They serve a variety of “guilt-free” food.

4. Fabio Ide

Not everyone knows but Brazilian actor/model/racer Fabio Ide is one of the owners of the high-end bar The Palace Pool Club.

5. Jennylyn Mercado

Actress Jennylyn Mercado is the owner of Fit and Form which is a combination of a salon, a spa, and a boutique. It is located in Quezon City.

6. Vice Ganda

Like his “It’s Showtime” co-host, Vice Ganda also recently launched his own cosmetic brand, Vice Cosmetics. Their products are proven cruelty-free by the United States PETA. He also co-owns bar District 8 with fellow celebs namely, Daniel Padilla, James Yap, Marc Pingris, etc.

7. Benjamin Alvez

Books and Borders is a cafe co-owned by actor and model Benjamin Alvez. It currently has four branches around Metro Manila

8. Lovi Poe

Love Poe co-owns the restaurant and casual hang-out place, Cable Car, in Bonifacio Global City. It specializes in American and Filipino finger food.

9. Tim Yap

TV and radio host, newspaper editor, creative director, columnist, club owner and eventologist Tim Yap may seem to have a lot in his hands, but he also co-owns several clubs in the country like Valkyrie, The Palace Pool Club, and Revel.

10. Marvin Agustin

Actor/Chef Marvin Agustin co-founded the Sumosam Group of Restaurants that owns a large number of restaurants around the country, and even in San Francisco as well.

11. Marian Rivera

As a lover of everything floral, actress Marian Rivera opened her own business Flora Vida that serves beautiful flower arrangements.

12. Martin del Rosario

Martin opened a bar in Quezon City last year called The Armory. Martin describes his bar as a rustic space with affordable drinks to hang out with old friends and make new ones.

13. Ara Mina

Actress, singer, endorser, and entrepreneur Ara Mina owns the Hazelberry Cafe in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. The cafe is known for its freshly baked goodies.

14. Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga

This goofy siblings recently opened their milk tea shop called Happy Cup. It now has several branches all around Manila.

15. Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza and her family recently opened their franchise of the popular fast food chain, McDonald’s, located in Sta. Clara, Bulacan.

16. Sharon Cuneta

Singer/Actress Sharon Cuneta and her husband Kiko Pangilinan opened Mesa, a restaurant that offers traditional Filipino food. Mesa currently has 19 branches.

17. Shamcey Supsup

Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup and her husband ventured into the food industry as the opened their restaurant Pedro ‘n Coi.

18. Karylle Padilla-Yuzon

“It’s Showtime” host Karylle Padilla-Yuzon now co-owns Centerstage Family KTV in Makati City and Pasay City.

19. Georgina Wilson

Filipino-British model, actress, host and VJ Georgina Wilson c0-owns eyewear brand Sunnies Studios with three of her friends. They have also opened the cafe and resto Sunnies Cafe.

20. Jericho Rosales

As an actor into grooming, he opened up a barber shop called Talas Manileno.

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THROWBACK: ‘Click’ Cast Then and Now

THROWBACK: ‘Click’ Cast Then and Now

  • Click TV Series was aired 1999 to 2004.
  • Click jump-started the careers of the several popular actors and actresses in the Philippines today.
  • The show was usually aired every Sunday.

Click was a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. It aired from December 4, 1999 to July 24, 2004. The show revolves around a clique of friends with unique personalities facing the challenges of being a teenager. They battle against pains, struggles, challenges and discoveries of teenage life.

The show earned “Best Youth Oriented Show, PMPC Star Awards for Television” in 2002, 2003 and 2004, “Best Youth Drama Program, Catholic Mass Media Awards” in 2002 and “Anak TV Seal Award Winner” in 2003 and 2004. The show jump-started the careers of these celebrities:

ROXANNE BARCELO as Toni

She is now cast in Wildflower as the secondary antagonist, “Nathalie Alcantara.”

JAMES BLANCO as Anton

Best New Male Personality Winner, PMPC Star Awards for TV 2000

He now has a wife whose a New Zealand native and three kids; one daughter and two sons.

ANGELIKA DELA CRUZ as Oli

She is now a wife to Orion Caesario and has two children. She is cast in “Ika-6 na Utos” as Geneva Takashi.

ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI as Ian

Her most recent and most notable role as an actress was Lea in the movie, “Kita kita.”

DANICA SOTTO as Kara

She is now a wife to Marc Pingris and a mother to Michel and Caela.

ANTOINETTE TAUS as Allie

She left the Philippines and stayed in Los Angeles to pursue American show business. Now, she came back to resume her career.

CHYNNA ORTALEZA as Mimi

She is now marries to Kean Cipriano and they have one daughter, Stellar, together.

WOWIE DE GUZMAN as Hector

He was cast as one of the warriors to protect Malia in “La Lune Sangre.” He was married to Sheryl Ann Reyes. They have a daughter together but unfotunately, she died after a month of giving birth.

WENDELL RAMOS as Ben

He is currently cast as Raul Torillo in “Wildflower.” He is married, has one son and one daughter.

RICHARD GUITERREZ as Enzo & ANGEL LOCSIN as Charley

They used to be a love team but now they are both cast in “La Luna Sangre.” Guiterrez as the Supremo and Locsin as the hybrid vampire and werewolf, Lady in Red. Guiterrez is now engaged to Sarah Lahbati. They already have a son, Zion and expecting another baby boy.

KAREN DELOS REYES as Weng

She just gave to a baby boy in October 2017. Her most recent role was in “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” with Alessandra de Rossi.

JAKE CUENCA as Tryke

He will be the new ‘Lizardo,’ the mortal enemy of Flavio in “Ang Panday.”

IYA VILLANIA – ARELLANO as Sydney and DREW ARELLANO as Gilbert

They were both cast in the show but now they are happily married and have a son named, Primo.

 

JENNYLYN MERCADO as Carol

Her most recent role is in the TV series, “Dear Uge” as Cynthia. She is now a proud mother of Alex Jazz.

MARK HERRAS as Migs

His most recent role was in a TV series, “Dear Uge” as Nestor.

 

YASMIEN KURDI as Leilani

She is now happily married to Rey Soldevilla, Jr. and has a daughter with him. 

BIANCA KING as Marnie

She is now cast in “Pusong Ligaw” as Marga Cervantes.

 

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LOOK: Pinoy Celebrities Before They Became Famous Stars

LOOK: Pinoy Celebrities Before They Became Famous Stars

I always knew I was a star.
And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me. -Freddie Mercury

Stars were just like ordinary people before they became famous. Some of them already had a share in the limelight even before making a name. Some were already stars in the making, and some were struggling for their star to shine bright.

Let’s see how some of the Filipino celebrities look like before they became famous. Did most of them already have star quality before they shone bright in the Philippine entertainment industry, or did they only shine after years of hard work?

Take a look at some of the most famous stars in the past and today and look back at how they started.

Here are some Pinoy celebrities before they became famous stars:

Dolphy

Before Dolphy became the “King of Comedy”, he was a theater performer and an extra in may films.

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Fernando Poe Jr.

“Da King” started out as a stuntman before he took lead roles.

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Christopher De Leon

Christopher started his acting career in 1974.

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Vilma Santos

Vilma has always been pretty since she was a child actress.

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Sharon Cuneta

Tito Sotto, Sharon’s uncle-in-law produced her first album which included the immortal “Mr. DJ” song.

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Regine Velasquez

“Asia’s Songbird” was once a regular in singing competitions, amateur and professional.

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Gary Valenciano

Before Gary became “Mr. Pure Energy”, he started out as a commercial model for a softdrink.

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Vic Sotto

Vic was a singer known as “Marvic Sotto” even before he joined VST and company.

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Lea Salonga

Lea has been singing since she was a child and even recorded albums before she was in Miss Saigon.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Quantum Films’ “English Only Please”

MOVIE REVIEW: Quantum Films’ “English Only Please”

Quantum Films’ “English Only Please” would hardly fit in my list of memorable local rom-coms but it is sufficient.

The leads Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado have sufficient chemistry.

Jennylyn is sufficently endearing in playing her character. She is radiant in some sequences. Derek’s character would have been perfectly played by Sam Milby. There are times I cringe at his character’s attempt to spew Tagalog with an accent.

I believe this movie can be funnier and more interesting but for its random moments of kilig and quiet yet effective attempts to inject humor.

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This flick is a 7/10.

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LOOK: These Pinoy Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind

LOOK: These Pinoy Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind

We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins, but some of the best star “twins” aren’t related at all. You may think your favorite celebrity is one of a kind, but there are some other celebrities who will have you seeing double.

We’ve spotted some spooky similarities amongst the celebrities!

Get a peek at who’s taken a turn as a celebrity doppelganger…

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Sandy Tabet Vs. Jennylyn Mercado | These duos have some surprisingly similar features. It’s hard to deny that they resemble each other!

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Marian Rivera leads the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014

Marian Rivera leads the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014

The nation has spoken! Marian Rivera is FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the Philippines for the second straight year!

Primetime Queen Marian Rivera is the first woman to win FHM's Sexiest coveted title three times!
Primetime Queen Marian Rivera is the first woman to win FHM’s Sexiest coveted title three times!

FHM Nation has decided! Marian Rivera ruled FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014 with a total of 1,529,974 votes. Last March is Rivera’s second cover of FHM, which was shot at Balesin Island.

Rivera was the first FHM non-cover girl to be declared the nation’s sexiest in 2008. A perennial contender for the top spot, the Kapuso star now joins Katrina Halili, Angel Locsin, and Sam Pinto as the only two-time winners of the hotly anticipated annual FHM campaign. Rivera appeared on the magazine’s cover for the first time in January 2013.

2012’s no. 1 sexiest woman Sam Pinto (1,482,072 votes) landed in second place this year (same place last year), followed by actresses Angel Locsin (1,042,226 votes), Jennylyn Mercado (1,025,702 votes), and Cristine Reyes (858,283 votes) placed 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively.

Here’s the big reveal happened in “Eat Bulaga”:

The full list of FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2014 will be available this weekend so grab a copy of this mag’s July issue!

Long live The Queen!

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