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KathNiel reaches New Heights in the Past Year

KathNiel reaches New Heights in the Past Year

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  • Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s achieved milestones in 2018.
  • They have broken records via their movie The Hows of Us and had projects that made impact overseas. 

There were 125 films shown last year. And most of them were from film festivals like Sinag Maynila, Cine Filipino, Cinemalaya, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, TOFARM Film Festival, Cinema One Originals, QCinema, and the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival.

Despite a number of film festivals, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s The Hows of Us topped the highest grossing film in 2018.

In fact, It was the only Filipino movie that has reached the eight hundred million mark in the Philippine box-office which beaten the previous holder of the top spot, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo‘s A Second Chance.

READ: KathNiel lords over other love teams, critics suggest that this is not healthy for the entertainment industry

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The movie also held premieres in Indonesia and Vietnam. It was Star Cinema‘s first time to do so in Jakarta.

KathNiel were not just rocking the box-office but the world of fashion as well. They were the cover of METRO Magazine‘s August 2018 issue.

They have been part of ABS-CBN’s line of representatives in the Thailand Network Trade Launch, which is the country’s largest media event. They attended the trade show with Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales.

READ: BOX-OFFICE CHAMPS: How did KathNiel movies gross through the years?

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The couple has also won the Favorite Foreign TV Actor and Actress award in the Face of the Year Awards in Vietnam.

La Luna Sangre was acquired by MKCS Global became the platform for the show to be aired in Myanmar. She’s Dating the Gangster was also acquired by a Spanish movie channel called Cinelatino.

Last but not the least, aside from the success of their careers, 2018 has also been the mark of the confirmation of Bernardo and Padilla’s real-life romance of more than five years.

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Jessy Mendiola talks about plane incident involving Enrique Gil

Jessy Mendiola talks about plane incident involving Enrique Gil

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  • Jessy Mendiola finally opened up about the plane incident that involved Enrique Gil three years ago.
  • She said that she has moved on and has forgiven the actor for his alleged harassment.

Kapamilya star Jessy Mendiola recently mentioned the past plane incident with Enrique Gil that occurred back in 2015.

Three years ago, Jessy, Enrique, and other celebrities were en-route to London for an ASAP concert. It has been reported that a minor confrontation rose between Luis Manzano, the actress’ boyfriend, and a supposedly drunk Enrique, who was allegedly harassing the actress.

In an interview with PEP during the press conference of her movie with Jericho Rosales, The Girl in the Orange Dress, she stated that she never got a formal apology from the actor, but has forgiven him anyway.

“Nag-move on na ako. May mga bagay… ikaw din kasi ang mahihirapan, e, kapagka hindi mo ni-let go yung mga ganung bagay.

“And now, okay na ako, e. May mas malala pang bagay na nangyari sa akin. And halata naman siguro na happy ako ngayon and yung mga dating nangyari, hayaan na natin yun.”

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The actress said that she felt disrespected that time but was not sure if the actor was really drunk or not.

“Hindi ko alam. Baka stressed lang siya.”

Mendiola continued on saying that she’s okay after the incident.

“Tapos, within those two years, I had to work on myself to heal. And now, I’m really proud to say na I’m really okay. I’m healed.”

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Yam Concepcion gets hate over “Halik” character

Yam Concepcion gets hate over “Halik” character

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  • Yam Concepcion talked about the hate messages she’s been getting because of her character in “Halik.”
  • She said she’s shocked upon realizing that people get so affected by her role as Jade.

Yam Concepcion, who plays Jade in ABS-CBN‘s teleserye Halik, admitted that she does get hate because of the viewer’s annoyance towards her character.

In the story, Jade is the cheating wife of Lino (Jericho Rosales) who is having an affair with Ace (Sam Milby), the husband of Jacky (Yen Santos).

She said that since her role is not exactly that lovable, she knew that she’ll get hate here and there.

But in a Facebook interview with Pep.ph, she expressed her surprise when the hate messages started crossing the line. “Pero hindi ko akalain na aabot sa ganito na talagang sobra na yung hate na yung iba pinepersonal na!

“Hay naku talaga, may mga nagse-send sa akin na—hindi naman siguro death threats, di ko alam kung ganon kalala, pero ang dami nagme-message sa akin na ‘Hoy, malandi ka, p*kp*k ka!’ o ‘Alam mo, makita kita lang kita sa daan, baka masabunutan kita!’ 

“Basta ang daming mga ganun, nakakatakot siya na parang, wow, talagang ganun sila ka-affected na pati ako, nagugulat.”

She added that it even reached the point that even her mom started getting negative comments.

“At saka ngayon, talagang lahat napapansin na nila, sabi sa akin ng mom ko na may nababasa siya na parang pati ata siya, binabash na rin! Tinatag siya or even if some of my family members, parang tinatag din nila ng kung ano-anong pinagsasabi tungkol sa akin.”

“Parang sobra nila masyadong pine-personal yung ibang bagay, even yung iba, binabalik nila yung mga dati kong nagawa—yung mga movies ko noon, yung Rigodon.”

Yam added that she just finds it funny that some people would think that the characters she plays reflect her real personality.

“They’re basing my character sa mga nagawa kong characters noon at ngayon na parang, guys, mga character lang yan, that’s not my real self, these are just characters that I’m portraying. Nakakatawa kasi talagang ganun!”

On the other hand, she’s still happy about the response that their show is getting. It just shows that the people appreciate the team’s hard work to make the show as it is.

“But you know, I’m very happy that our show is getting good reviews, maraming sumusubaybay sa show namin at saka natutuwa din ako kasi na-a-appreciate ng tao yung hardwork na binibigay naming lahat para mapaganda yung show.”

She then expressed her gratitude toward the writers and directors of “Halik.”

“Basically lahat ng ito dahil sa teamwork naming lahat as a team sa Halik. And of course kudos also to the writers kasi dahil sa kanila, sila nakapag isip ng ganitong characters, ng ganitong plot. Even our directors for mounting scenes na talagang napakahirap gawin pero talagang ang galing ng pagkakagawa.”

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7 Reasons Why Regine Velasquez Left GMA Network for ABS-CBN

7 Reasons Why Regine Velasquez Left GMA Network for ABS-CBN

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  • Regine Velasquez shared the reasons behind her network transfer.
  • She said that she’s looking forward to grabbing more opportunities and working with Kapamilya artists.

The Asia’s Songbird has recently signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN Network and it got people asking the reasons behind her decision.

In her welcome press conference last Wednesday, October 17, Regine Velasques has revealed some of the details why she decided to transfer networks after being a Kapuso for 20 years.

1. There are not enough leading men in GMA.

In a report made by Pep.ph, Cacai Velasquez, who is the singer’s sister and business manager, revealed that there’s actually a scarcity of potential leading men in GMA Network.

“Kunwari yung pag soap, sinong puwedeng i-partner? Yung ganun ba?

“In terms of project, nali-limit din. You’re limited to the characters also kasi yung leading man, medyo kapos.”

2. Regine’s decision was not because of the talent fee but to explore more opportunities.

Cacai also said that it was not about how much the talent fee is anymore, but because Regine wants to work with other artists and have more opportunities.

“Nothing to do with the TF [talent fee] anymore… eto yung decision niya na nothing to do with the TF anymore. It was a factor before but ang talaga sa kanya is to work with other artists, yun talaga.”

GMA-7 also released a statement saying that they respect the singer’s decision to join her husband in ABS-CBN and pursue other opportunities in another network.

“We understand her decision to join her husband and we wish her well as she pursues other opportunities outside GMA Network.”

3. To work with ABS-CBN’s artists.

With Regine’s ABS-CBN transfer, she is now free to work with some of the network’s biggest stars.

When asked who she’s looking forward to having a project with, she named Piolo Pascual, Aga Muhlach, Morisette Amon, Robin Padilla, and one of her best friends Megastar Sharon Cuneta.

4. Her interest on returning to the big screen.

Regine then told reporters about her excitement about exploring projects like opportunities to star in movies and to work with her husband Ogie Alcasid.

“I’m excited kasi ang Star Cinema nandiyan lang, so, siyempre gagawa rin tayo ng pelikula.”

She also showed interest to be partnered with Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, and Coco Martin.

5. To collaborate with OPM Icons.

Aside from singers who were also from GMA-7 like Janno Gibbs, Lani Misalucha, and Jaya, Regine is also looking forward to collaborating with Kapamilya singers.

She said that she’s looking forward to working with vocalists in ASAP, especially Sarah Geronimo.

“I’m so excited because I get to work with Sarah. Alam niyo naman kung gaano ko kamahal si Sarah. Plus I get to work with other singers in ‘ASAP.'”

6. ABS-CBN has a lot of mediums for artists like Regine to offer

From print (books, magazines) to records (Star Music) to movies (ABS-CBN Films), teleseryes and many more. ABS-CBN also has a lot of produced shows locally and abroad which will widen her reach as an artist.

7. Wants to experience being with #1 TV Station in the Philippines

Regine wanted to work with ABS-CBN and called the network ‘number one.’

“Yun talaga yun, na bago man lang matapos yung career ko, masabi kong nakatrabaho ko din ang number one station.”

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JUST THE TWO OF US: Married celebrity couples who have yet to start a family

JUST THE TWO OF US: Married celebrity couples who have yet to start a family

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  • Whether by choice or not, there are just couples who haven’t been blessed with a baby yet.
  • We listed down some celebrity couples who are currently enjoying their married life without a kid.

Babies and children may be cute, but there is no rule book stating that you have to conceive a child as soon as you get married.

Here are some married celebrity couples who are yet to be blessed with a baby.

Maricris Garcia and TJ Cruz

Maricris and TJ have been married for almost two years now.

Adrian Alandy and Joselle Fernandez

Adrian married non-showbiz girlfriend Joselle in Fabruary 2017.

Last July, he admitted that he wants to have a baby soon. “Yes, we’re trying to have a baby. Hopefully, if not this year, maybe next year.”

Max Collins and Pancho Magno

Max and Pancho got married on December 11, 2017.

They decided to postpone their baby plans to next year as they are both busy with their respective careers.

Yeng Constantino and Yan Asuncion

The couple got married three years ago.

In a vlog dated June 2018, Yeng admitted that she’s excited to have a baby soon.

Karylle Tatlonghari and Yael Yuzon

The couple has been married for more than three years and they recently expressed their interest in trying to have a baby. “We’re not pressured but we hope to be blessed with a baby soon. Right now, we’re just trying to be in the best of health kasi ‘di ba if you want to have a baby, you need to be so.” Karylle said in one interview.

Karylle’s mother, Zsa Zsa Padilla, also shared that she’s excited to be a grandmother.

Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones

Jericho and Kim got married in 2014.

Kim, however, expressed that having a child isn’t the measure of being a ‘real woman’.

Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon

Maricar admitted last February that she feels pressured to get pregnant.

“I really love na hindi namin pini-pressure ang isa’t isa. Parang may peace kami ngayon na if it comes, it comes. If it doesn’t, we will wait. Kasi mayroon, it’s going to come, we’re just waiting.”

Vaness del Moral and Matt Kier

Vaness and Matt have only been married for a few months but they previously stated that they have no baby plans yet.

Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil

It has been almost a year of marriage for Maxene and Rob.

A few months ago, Maxene shared that they have no plans on having kids yet as they still have many goals they want to achieve. “Wala pa sa plans namin [ang magkaroon ng baby]. Maybe in a couple of years. But right now, ang dami pa naming gustong matupad na pangarap.”

Aiai Delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan

Aiai shared before that she wants to have a baby with husband Gerald.

In a previous Instagram comment, she admitted that she’s really praying for it to happen.

Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford

Coleen admitted she and husband Billy have never really talked about when they plan to have babies.

When it comes to babies kasi, yung marriage napa-plano niyo eh pero yung baby it’s really from God. So I’ll accept whatever God gives me, whatever time that may be. Kasi siya lang naman nakakaalam kung kailan yung perfect time and I’ve learned also from all the parents that I know na biglang naging parents.” she said.

Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff

After getting married last year, Anne shared that they’re planning to enjoy their marriage first before having children.

“Oh my gosh! We JUST got married! We will enjoy this first before taking that next BIG step! Not yet.”

Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico

Solenn have told members of the press that they have been planning a family for two years

They have been putting off having a baby as they are building a house this year.

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9 Filipino Celebrities with Humble Beginnings prior to becoming Famous

9 Filipino Celebrities with Humble Beginnings prior to becoming Famous

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  • List of nine celebrities who used to live like normal people, but today they have become the center of people’s attention.
  • They are the examples of ‘rags-to-riches’ individuals who worked hard, climbed all the way from the bottom to the top.

Not all celebrities were been born with a silver spoon their mouths, but their roads to stardom were pre-destined; as they worked hard to attain what they have right now.

There are celebrities who had to make their way from the very bottom just to be where they are today.

Here are some of those big names who have successfully climbed to the very top:

Jericho Rosales

Despite the good looks, Heartthrob Jericho Rosales used to be a personal driver and also worked as a crew member of a pizza place. Today, he is not just one of the finest young actors but a businessman as well.

Ai-Ai Delas Alas

The Philippine Queen of Comedy Ai Ai Delas Alas once worked as a sales lady in a department store.

Manny Pacquiao

It is not a secret to everyone that the Pacman himself did not have an easy life. Before his success in the field of boxing, he once worked as a baker, construction worker, and a donut vendor.

Marvin Agustin

Marvin Agustin used to work as a mascot and waiter prior to becoming a successful actor, chef, and an entrepreneur.

Willie Revillame

Did you know that Wowowin host Willie Revillame was a former jeepney barker before getting into a band and eventually discovered as sidekicks in the movies?

Vice Ganda

One of today’s most popular personalities, Vice Ganda, sold water bottles to earn before he became a full-time comedian.

Richard Gomez

With a face like Richard Gomez, you wouldn’t even think that he used to be a waiter, serving burgers and fries in a fast food chain.

Jake Zyrus

Formerly known as Charice Pempengco, Jake Zyrus started off by joining local singing competitions to help his mom earn a living.

Ejay Falcon

Before winning the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus, Ejay Falcon was the typical promdi who sought for his mother in Manila, only to learn that she already has a new family.

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What to expect from ABS-CBN for the rest of 2018?

What to expect from ABS-CBN for the rest of 2018?

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  • ABS-CBN shared the remaining plans for 2018 at the recent Front Row Experience event.
  • Notable announcements are the comeback of Pinoy Big Brother and JoshLia’s first-ever teleserye.
  • The Network also shared the recent achievements when it terms of digital media.

ABS-CBN shared the 2018 plans at the recent The Front Row Experience trade event on August 2 at the Marriott Hotel.

The Network is giving aspiring stars a chance to fulfill their dreams by holding Star Hunt, a grand audition show to look for the next big Kapamilya star.

Popular reality show Pinoy Big Brother is set to make a comeback as well as an original game show, The Kid’s Choice, that focuses on the judge’s panel which is made up of kids.

As for the Primetime Bida, Halik starring Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, Yen Santos, and Yam Concepcion, will premiere on August 13. Julia Baretto and Joshua Garcia is set to star in their very first teleserye titled Ngayon at Kailanman. Playhouse will also air this year starring Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo, as well as Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo‘s Starla.

ABS-CBN also acquired the rights to air Meteor Garden 2018 starting on August 20.

Attendees of the event also got a sneak peek of Star Cinema’s The Hows of Us starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, and Exes Baggage that stars ex-lovers Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino.

On the other hand, the Network’s recent milestones include the addition of five new channels in the ABS-CBN TVplus and their YouTube Channel surpassing 10 million subscribers.

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15 Big Stars Who Almost Transferred To Its Rival Network

15 Big Stars Who Almost Transferred To Its Rival Network

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  • 15 television personalities that were once rumored to switch networks upon the expiration of their contracts
  • Actors and actresses who remained loyal to their mother network in spite of being said to move companies.

One thing we all know is the entertainment industry is kind of unpredictable. If one contract expires, it can be a possibility that he or she will transfer to a rival network.

The most common “artist exchanges” happening are between the two biggest television companies in the country, ABS-CBN and GMA 7.

So who are the stars that nearly transferred to other channels?

John Lloyd Cruz

According to Direk Lauren Dyogi, Actor John Lloyd Cruz was rumored to leave the Kapamilya network way back in 2002.

The director, who is currently ABS-CBN’S TV Production Head, was also John Lloyd’s director in a series called Gimik. Even though the actor had been considering, he was convinced to stay with his current network as he was given a big break back then, which was the prime-time series Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay, which was aired on the same year.

The rumors resurfaced when Cruz turned down a role in the 2014 teleserye, Bridges of Love, because his contract was meant to end that year. But eventually, he renewed his contract in 2015 as he did more projects and movies in Star Cinema.

The actor is currently on and indefinite leave from showbiz.

Angelica Panganiban

Actress and host Angelica Panganiban was first rumored to sign with GMA 7 after making a special guest at the Kapuso adventure show Extra Challenge, but it was proven false as she remained loyal to ABS-CBN.

Last May 2016, Panganiban revealed that she did once consider switching networks after her break-up with actor John Lloyd Cruz.

However, because of her huge respect for her mother company for more than 20 years, she decided to stay.

“Muntik na nga akong lumipat ng network pero dahil may respeto ako sa ABS, sige hindi na lang ako lilipat. Magre-retire na lang ako,”

Dingdong Dantes

In the year 2013, rumors of actor Dingdong Dantes started surfacing. He was said to transfer to ABS-CBN after being one of GMA 7’s top actor for around 18 years already.

In an interview last June 2013, he admitted that his manager was negotiating with both ABS-CBN and GMA 7 while he was preparing for his drama series Genesis. He was said to fully transfer to the Kapamilya network because he has worked with Star Cinema before, which is ABS-CBN’s movie subsidiary.

He has released two movies with them which was Segunda Mano and One More Try.

The actor ended the speculations when he renewed his contract with the Kapamilya actor in September of the same year.

He still appears in Star Cinema movies.

Kris Aquino

Yes, the Queen of All Media herself has been rumored to transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA 7 or TV5 before.

The first speculations appeared last 2013 when it was rumored that TV5 has offered the actress and host to be their president. It was also said that she is actually considering moving to GMA-7.

The words intensified when she started posting phrases on her Instagram account regarding decision making.

Later on, Kris clarified that even though she met with TV5’s Manny Pangilinan twice, she never met with the GMA executives.

She remained signed as a Kapamilya actress.

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo admitted last December 2012 that he was having negotiations and thoughts regarding his next career move. Speculations arose at that time as he only had one year remaining in his contract with GMA 7.

What added fuel to the fire as when he was asked about his thoughts if his manager transferred him to either TV5 or ABS-CBN. His answer was “It’s okay… but what I would choose more is ABS. Of course what you will think about is your mileage as an artist. Good things happen in ABS, right? Their shows have lots of viewers. So I would choose that, if ever (it happens).”

However, the actor decided to stay with GMA 7.

Ian Veneracion

Actor Ian Veneracion is someone that likes to explore his career and transfer to various networks.

Veneracion first signed with GMA 7 back in 1986 and joined the late German Moreno in That’s Entertainment. 17 years later, he transfered to ABS-CBN and appeared in the drama series Darating Ang Umaga, but only a year later, he went back to GMA 7.

However, he once again moved to ABS-CBN in 2007, and returned to their rival network in 2008.

In 2011, Veneracion made a comeback at ABS-CBN wherein he became a talent of Star Magic. He appeared in the remake of the popular drama Pangako Sa’yo and the rom-com The Achy Breaky Hearts. He currently appears in the drama A Love To Last.

Recently, it has been speculated that the actor will once again transfer networks after talent manager Perry Lansingan posted a photo with him and Lilybeth Rasonable, who is the senior vice presindent of the Kapuso network.

The actor quicky shut down the rumors as he stated that Lansingan is his neighbor in Tagaytay. He exclaimed “No. Lagot ka kay Tita Malou!” at one press conference as he was asked if he’s really planning his return to GMA 7. Malou Santos is the chief operating officer of Star Creatives.

He stated that he’s happy with the roles that are given to him under his current network and they have been very kind to him.

Veneracion is currently busy preparing for his upcoming concert.

Regine Velasquez

It was rumored that the Asia’s Songbird was transferring to ABS-CBN when the network held a press conference about her guest appearance in Maalaala Mo Kaya. The speculations intensified when the singer cried while singing at one of GMA 7’s variety shows, SOP, back in 2008.

It was said that Regine Velasquez was planning to transfer to the Kapamilya network as she was interested on playing the lead role in the channel’s adaptation of Betty La Fea.

In ABS-CBN’s talk show, The Buzz, Velasquez admitted that she was interested on doing the adaptation but denied that the network offered her a 25 Million peso talent fee.

Judy Ann Santos

During actress Judy Ann Santos’ press conference regarding the finale of her telenovela, Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, she encountered the speculations of her transferring networks. She took responsibility for the early exit of her series because of ABS-CBN’s original plan to move it to the fourth timeslot.

She said that her with her mother studio for more than 20 years was already expired and admitted that she became open negotiating with other networks.

“Honestly, nakakataba ng puso na, alam mo iyon, ang daming gustong kumuha sa iyo, kumuha sa serbisyo mo.”

A month after the press con, she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network.

Jericho Rosales

Jericho Rosales left Star Magic in 2006 and the rumors of his network transfer started floating immediately after that.

In one interview, he admitted that even if he still has a soft spot for ABS-CBN, he’s torn about the offers of different networks.

However, in another interview, he finally said that his transfer did not push though as he decided to remain loyal to the Kapamilya channel.

He is currently busy filming for his upcoming teleserye Halik.

John Prats

Back in 2016, rumors rose that John Prats was interested on tranferring to GMA 7.

One of GMA-7’s creative consultants, the late Jake Tordesillas, even tweeted clues about his transfer such as “to follow look at the rainbow for a happy heart.”

Later that year, it was found out that the actor was supposed to be a part of the drama-comedy series Juan Happy Love Story.

With his aborted transfer to GMA-7, Prats joined the cast of the Kapamilya prime-time series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

John has since ventured into directing events such as the concerts of Moira dela Torre, K Brosas, and Richard Poon.

Kris Bernal

It was said back in 2016 that actress Kris Bernal was negotiating about her possible contract with ABS-CBN.

In one interview, she failed to answer this question but she did mention that she was exploring new ideas and plans for her career growth.

The actress never gave a statement about this but GMA confirmed that she will be staying at the network as she’s set to be the lead character of the series Impostora.

Last year, she finally admitted that she did meet up with ABS-CBN but decided to remain as a Kapuso star.

Lovi Poe

In 2013, Lovi Poe was rumored to transfer to TV5 as she allegedly got a 35 Million peso offer. Fuel added to the fire as she was replaced by Bela Padilla in the series Love & Lies.

In early May of the same year, Poe appeared in TV shows of ABS-CBN to promote her movie The Bride and The Lover, which fueled even more rumors that she would leave GMA 7.

In an interview during the premiere night of the movie, which is directed by Joey Lamangan, the actress kept mum regarding the issue, saying that she is happy to promote her film with the Kapamilya network.

During the last quarter of May 2013, Lovi finally ended the rumors by signing a three-year contract with GMA 7.

Cristine Reyes

After a her feud with some cast members of the ABS-CBN gag show, Banana Split, Cristine Reyes openly expressed her desire to return to the Kapuso network.

Reyes was very vocal about her plans as she stated that she left her hear in GMA 7.

However, her network transfer did not materialize and instead, she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network in July 2009.

Cristine remained a Kapamilya for the next nine years but she is currently not active on TV.

Diether Ocampo

Diether Ocampo‘s network transfer rumors started in late 2008 when he finished his ABS-CBN teleserye Iisa Pa Lamang.

According to reports, Ocampo signed a maximum four-year contract with the Kapuso network and was supposed to be part of the Pinoy adaptation of the Koreanovela All About Eve.

A few days after the report came out, Star Magic made a statement that the actor won’t transfer to the rival network. He remained with ABS-CBN until early 2015.

In late 2015, it was announced that his project with Judy Ann Santos titled Someone To Watch Over Me would be postponed. After that incident, he started doing projects with TV5, including the 2016 drama series Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap.

In late 2017, Ocampo made a TV comeback via GMA 7’s Magpakailanman and in March 2018, Diether returned to ABS-CBN for a special role in the fantasy series Bagani.

Kristoffer Martin

When Kapuso actor Kristoffer Martin started tweeting about his career, speculations were fueled that he will be transferring to the Kapamilya network.

Rumors about his transfer intensified when Martin had a reunion with the producers of Little Big Superstar, the Kapamilya reality show he joined in 2006, which launched his showbiz career.

His ex-girfriend Joyce Ching revealed that the actor did think about returning to ABS-CBN to continue his career.

Pero hindi naman talaga yung muntik na, na andito na yung contract, hindi pinirmahan, hindi naman po ganung level.

Pero iyon, siguro nag-e-explore din siya kung saan siya mas magwo-work, mas magiging okay ang career niya.”

The actor remains to be a talent of GMA 7.

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20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

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  • 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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8 Reasons Why You Should Watch “Luck At First Sight”

8 Reasons Why You Should Watch “Luck At First Sight”

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Bela Padilla and Jericho Rosales Team Up

For the very first time, Bela Padilla and Jericho Rosales pair up for the upcoming luckiest film of the year. Directed by the Dan Villegas, Luck At First Sight is about two unlucky persons who found fortune in each other’s arms.

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

Joma, an independent man, believes that a life charm could help him win big to be able to pay his debts. Diane, on the other hand, doesn’t believe in ‘luck’ but relies heavily in hard work. The two accidentally met and instantly realized that they are each other’s life charm. Everything is going well, until one of them falls for the other. And according to the fortune teller whom Joma confide into, the luck will disappear when one of them gets romantically attached to the other.

Luck at First Sight hit the cinemas last May 3 and have been receiving great reviews from the viewers. And if you haven’t watched it yet, here’s 8 lucky reasons why you should rush to the cinemas now.

1. Super Director

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

Starting his career being a director of photography, Dan Villegas has turned many films into blockbuster hits. Some of his works were English Only, PleaseAlways Be My MaybeHow To Be YoursThe Breakup Playlist, and the award-winning Walang Forever where he won his Best Director award in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015.

2. Renowned Creative Producer

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

We often hear Joyce Bernal being dubbed as Direk Joyce for being a world-class director who became the woman behind the success of Everything About HerBakit Di Ka Crush Ng Crush MoKimmy Dora franchiseand many more. But now, he took the role ‘Creative Head’ for this genius film story-wise.

3. Dashing Leading Man

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

Being the ultimate leading man that he is right now, Jericho Rosales is thrilled to be working with this new set of crew, excluding Dan Villegas and Kim Molina whom he have worked with already in Walang Forever.

4. Irresistible Leading Lady

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

If you’re thinking that Bela Padilla is all beauty, you should be researching her credentials. He co-wrote our all-time favorite, Camp Sawi and even this film. Imagine? A genius young actress who can work in front and behind the cameras, even Dan Villegas and Direk Joyce lauded her creativeness when it comes to story building.

5. Fun and Lovable Side Casts

Admit it or not, Kim Molina and Cholo Barretto is the breath of fresh air in this film. They add up to the humor that the film caters. They have a love story of their own inside the film that the viewers would not expect, so watch out for it. Dennis Padilla and Issa Pressman also complete the lucky cast.

6. Soothing OST

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

Choosing the official sound track of every film might be tricky, but for this film, they have chosen if not perfect, the best song that would match the film. Sung by the returning Zia Quizon, ‘Umaaraw, Umuulan’ was dressed with a different tone that perfectly fit the theme of the film. You can listen to the song’s new twist in Spotify.

7. Has Great Life Lessons

We don’t want to spill the beans here, but the movie was packed with great life lessons that all can relate to. From love to family, the film is surely fit for all ages. It caters a different take on luck and love, that it can never be paired up, it’s like polar opposites. If you have the luck, you can find love, but once you find love, luck will disappear. Well, it’s enough for now and it’s for you to find out what happened between Joma and Diane.

8. It will make you want to find your “Life Charm”

 8 Reasons Why You Should watch "Luck At First Sight" now

At the beginning of the film, Madam Tetchie was introduced, the fortune teller who introduced the concept of Life Charm to Joma. According to her, all of us have a “life charm”, and once we meet them, everything that surrounds us turns to luck. It’s like a good luck charm, but an actual living person. Like any other charms that were introduced to us, there’s an exception. You can never fall in love with your life charm, because if you do, the luck will vanish.

To find out more about this incredible film, catch it in the cinemas NOW and enjoy the luck that the film will bring to you. Graded A by the MTRCB, you will surely fall in love with this movie.

What are you waiting for? Watch it now!

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