ABS-CBN Films’ announcement of the new ‘Darna’ united Kapamilya and Kapuso celebrities and their fans. Right after the big announcement, netizens and celebrities flocked to Jane de Leon’s social media accounts and congratulated the newest ‘Darna’ after Liza Soberano had to drop the project due to a finger injury.
Her followers gradually grew on social media. In fact, her Instagram went from having more than 700k followers to over 927k and her first post after the announcement immediately got 114,173 likes and more than 5k comments as of this writing.
The first two ‘Darna’ choices Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano were happy with the outcome of the audition.
Celebrities like Maymay Entrata, Darren Espanto, Elisse Joson, Iñigo Pascual, Michelle Vito, Jolina Magdangal, Hero Angeles, Kitkat, JC Alcantara, Yam Concepcion and Sandra Aguinaldo made congratulatory comments on De Leon’s now-verified Instagram account.
ABS-CBN Board Member and Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio meanwhile gave de Leon a message to ponder on, “Congratulations to our new DARNA, @imjanedeleon ❤️ Stay grounded as you fly high 🥰”
Jane’s GirlTrends friends Chie Filomeno, Mica Javier, Mikee Agustin and Joana Jane Hipolito congratulated her as well.
Even Kapuso stars Ysabel Ortega, Megan Young, Barbara Miguel, Elia Iliano, Bryce Eusebio, Ana de Leon, and Lexi Gonzales approved of the new Darna’
Meanwhile, De Leon wrote on Instagram following the news and teased her followers that she will begin working on her new project “soon.” “MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA TIWALA!”
Directed by Jerrold Tarog, Star Cinema’s Darna is slated for release in 2020.
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It’s normal in the Philippines for fans to get really invested in celebrity tandems and pairings—experiencing romantic relationships like an out-of-body experience through the loveteams they follow and the lives these people lead on and off the screens.
And so, when reality drives a wedge between these beloved couples, ‘third-wheel’ fans also feel the sadness and regret over the breakup, with no exceptions.
Due to Maine Mendoza’s recent confirmation of her relationship with actor Arjo Atayde, many believe this is the end of the AlDub affair that sprouted from the Kalyeserye segment of noontime show Eat Bulaga! — a loveteam that captured the nation’s interest for three years, and which opened various doors for Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards in the entertainment industry.
But looking over the country’s television history, AlDub is not the first nor the only loveteam that met a sad end:
Nida Blanca & Nestor De Villa
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The film is about a dashing lieutenant (Nestor de Villa) and a Moro vixen (Nida Blanca). – 1953. Hiyasmin. Directed by Lamberto Avellana. Nida Blanca, Nestor De Villa, Tony Santos, Gil De Leon, Johnny Reyes, Arturo Moran, Carmencita Abad, Casmot, Vic Silayan, Priscilla Ramirez. Cinematography by Enrique Rosales. Music by Francisco Buencamino, Jr. Screenplay by Jesse Ramos. The film is lost. From Casa Grande Vintage Filipino Cinema
In the 1950s, the Nida-Nestor tandem was made popular by LVN Pictures. Nida’s standoffish and stubborn personality perfectly balanced Nestor’s refined and gentlemanly ways. The two were featured in rom-coms like Waray-Waray, Turista, Handang Matodas, and Anak ni Waray vs Anak ni Biday, among others.
The two married non-celebrity partners in the end.
Gloria Romero & Luis Gonzales
In the same vein as our first couple in the list, Sampaguita Pictures in the ‘50s popularized the tandem of Gloria and Luis. Both of them have Spanish features that were seen as ideal back then; the reason why their combination also paid off on big screen hits such as Ikaw Ang Aking Buhay, Iginuhit Ng Tadhana, Pagdating Ng Takipsilim, Pinagbuklod Ng Langit, Sa Libis Ng Nayon, Artista, Sabado Ng Gabi… Linggo Ng Umaga, For You Mama, Huwag Kang Sumingit, and Sinisinta Kita.
Gloria later married actor Juancho Gutierrez while Luis wedded Vina Concepcion.
Nora Aunor & Tirso Cruz III
It was in the 60s that Nora and Tirso’s tandem rose to fame and was famously known as Guy and Pip. Her morena looks and his mestizo features complemented so well that their films became blockbuster hits like Young Love, Young Girl, D’Musical Teenage Idols, And God Smiled At Me, Fiesta Extravaganza, My Blue Hawaii, Winter Wonderland, Guy & Pip, and Always In My Heart.
They paired up again in the ‘80s with Till We Meet Again, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Sana Mahalin Mo Ako, Inay, and Bilangan Ang Bituin Sa Langit.
Nora married Christopher de Leon while Tirso married Lyn Enchausti.
Vilma Santos & Edgar Mortiz
Branded the rival loveteam of Guy & Pip was the tandem of Vilma and Edgar, also known as Vi & Bot. Their films were blockbuster hits as well like Edgar Loves Vilma, Renee Rose, Sixteen, Ang Batang Bangketa, Kampanerang Kuba, Leron-Leron Sinta, Love Letters, Dama de Noche, The Sensations, Baby Vi, The Wonderful World of Music, Angelica, and Eternally.
Vilma wedded Edu Manzano, got divorced and found love again with politician Ralph Recto. Edgar, on the other hand, married Millet Santos.
Maricel Soriano & William Martinez
Maricel and William’s loveteam was dubbed as Taray & Kulit, when they were paired by Regal Films back in the ‘80s. Their films were instant box-office hits with titles like Oh My Mama, Mother Dear, To Mama With Love, The Story of Three Loves, Galawgaw, Pabling, Boys Town, Parang Kailan Lang, Summer Love, Teenage Marriage, I Love You… I Hate You, Daddy’s Little Darlings, Stupid Cupid, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, When I Fall In Love, The Graduates, Inday Bote, Maria Went To Town at Kung Ayaw Mo… Huwag Mo.
William married Yayo Aguila but got separated in the end. Maricel married Edu Manzano but divorced him later on.
Manilyn Reynes & Janno Gibbs
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One of the hottest loveteams of the ‘80s was that of Manilyn Reynes and Janno Gibbs’ pairing, as the duo’s chemistry shone once they began singong duets in the now-defunct program That’s Entertainment. Regal Films signed them and were featured on films such as Petrang Kabayo At Ang Pilyang Kuting, Feel Na Feel, Magic To Love, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, and several others.
Janno got married to Bing Loyzaga while Aljon Jimenez wedded Manilyn.
Sheryl Cruz & Romnick Sarmenta
Seiko Films, on the other hand, developed the Sheryl and Romnick pairing. Just like the previous pair, their loveteam started in That’s Entertainment, too. They also starred in hit movies like Everlasting Love, Puso Sa Puso, Pardina at ang mga Duwende.
Sheryl married a non-showbiz guy while Romnick married Harlene Bautista. And yet, the aforementioned loveteam got separated with their real-life spouses in the end.
Judy Ann Santos & Wowie De Guzman
It was in the ‘90s that Judy Ann Santos and Wowie de Guzman’s tandem rose to fame when the afternoon drama series Mara Clara started. Their chemistry translated into hit movies such as Sana Naman, Kung Alam Mo Lang, Wow Multo, and Mara Clara: The Movie.
Juday married actor-TV host Ryan Agoncillo while Wowie wedded a non-showbiz woman who sadly passed away in 2014.
Angelu De Leon & Bobby Andrews
Viva Films produced the tandem of Angelu and Bobby in the ‘90s youth-oriented series, TGIS. Because of their good chemistry, the film production company let them star in several hit movies, occasionally being featured in television dramas too.
Their loveteam ended when Angelu was found pregnant with Joko Diaz’s child. She later married Wowie Rivera. Bobby, on the other hand, married a non-showbiz girlfriend.
Jolina Magdangal & Marvin Agustin
Jolina and Marvin’s loveteam started back in the ‘90s teen series Gimik and due to their splendid rapport, they were featured in the film F.L.A.M.E.S.: The Movie. This was followed by Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo, Labs Kita Okey Ka Lang?, Hey Babe, and Gimik: The Reunion.
Jolens wedded Mark Escueta in the end, and Marvin stayed single.
Bea Alonzo & John Lloyd Cruz
The unexpected but surprising Bea and John Lloyd tandem in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, back in 2002, led the two to be paired off in My First Romance, which landed them as the highly sought-after loveteam in the history of Philippine cinema due to their box-office hits.
John Lloyd started a family with partner Ellen Adarna. Bea is currently in a relationship with Gerald Anderson.
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It seems like the daily lives of Filipinos have stopped as almost everyone were tuned-in to the coronation night of Miss Universe 2018 that happened yesterday, December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The ordinary citizens aren’t the only ones cheering for her, but the celebrities as well.
Here are some stars who posted their congratulatory messages to the newly crowned Miss Universe.
WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!! 😮😮😮 #CatrionaGray
— Robi Domingo (@robertmarion) December 17, 2018
— Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) December 17, 2018
SHE CAME PREPARED.. SHE TOOK HOME THE CROWN!!!!! Queen @catrionaelisa!!!!!!! 👑👑👑👑
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) December 17, 2018
Alessandra de Rossi
Pahiram ng gown ni Miss Philippines please kakausapin ko yung 3 commentators, teeekaaa! Congratulations!!!!! 🎈🎉 we did it again!! #kapitCatriona 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— alessandra de rossi (@msderossi) December 17, 2018
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) December 17, 2018
— ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) December 17, 2018
— Troy Montero (@troymontero) December 17, 2018
PHILIPPINES FOR THE WIN!!!! 🇵🇭💙♥️💛 Congratulations to us!!!
— Ciara Sotto (@ciara_anna) December 17, 2018
— Jaya (@jayasoul) December 17, 2018
Dra. Vicki Belo
Ok na yeeyyy dahil dyan magluluto na ako ng callos wala pa kami lunch anong oras na hahahahaa thank you Lord balik ang korona sa pinas yeeyy congrats satin at nakaka proud ka #CatrionaGray
— marietta subong (@pokwang27) December 17, 2018
Yeeessss!!! Congratulations Catriona!! QUEEN indeed. 🇵🇭❤
— Janine Mari Tugonon (@janine_tugonon) December 17, 2018
PHILIPPINES!!!! Waaaaahuhuhuhuhu pic.twitter.com/xDUBpgrAsF
— Maymay (@maymayentrata07) December 17, 2018
What wonderful news to wake up to!!! Congratulations, Catriona Gray (Philippines), for winning the Miss Universe crown!!!
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) December 17, 2018
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Since Halloween is just around the corner, the different costume parties are popping up here and there.
As much as adults are also fond of dressing up and having fun, trick or treating is something that kids are originally a part of. And of course, television personalities didn’t miss the chance to make their children wear something cute, funny, or a bit spooky for this once in a year celebration.
Pele (Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta)
Adorable Dracula, anyone? Rock legend Mark Escueta and actress Jolina Madangal’s son, Pele, dressed up as a cute vampire for this year. And of course, his mom did the make-up.
Patrice (Patrick Garcia and Nikka Garcia)
Patrick and Nikka’s daughter dressed up as Frozen’s Ice Queen, Elsa! Now who knew that Elsa can be as cute as this?
Pia (Patrick Garcia and Nikka Garcia)
Patrice’s sister is also a princess this year as she rocks that Princess Jasmine look.
Sarine (Jeck and Rico Maierhofer)
Jeck and Rico’s daughter, Sarene, is adorably waiting for her Frog Prince as she dressed up as Princess Tiana.
Sienna Dream (Charisse Tinio)
Sienna Dream as little Princess Belle!
Amelia (Valerie Garcia and Lloyd Birchmore)
Here comes the daughter of the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, Pocahontas!
Calen Asher (LJ Moreno and Jimmy Alapag)
We only don’t just have a princess, a prince is also present in this occasion! So many royalties!
Sing your heart out Baby Baste! If you need an idea of what to make your child appear as for this Halloween, why not go as international singers like Ed Sheeran?
Zia (Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes)
Zia’s costume made a buzz, not just because of the cuteness, but because it’s made from recycled materials. Now that’s creativity!
She has also sported the classic Marilyn Monroe look for an event at their school.
Primo (Iya Villania and Drew Arellano)
Angry bird? More like adorable bird! Iya and Drew’s firstborn, Primo, is digging his simple yet undeniably cute costume.
Scarlet Snow (Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho)
Wow that eyebrow lift! Scarlet Snow is owning that Charlie Chaplin outfit.
She did not only have one costume, but TWO! Her other one is a beautiful butterfly.
Nala (Camille Prats)
As her mommy starred in the Philippine adaptation of ‘Princess Sarah.’ Nala channeled her mom, complete with the set design, and of course, potatoes.
She can also be a real princess if she wanted to.
Baby Baltie (Isabelle Daza)
If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect costume for your kid, why not make them look like your own friends? Isabelle turned her son, Baltie, into none other than Erwen Heussaff.
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The new year brings new challenges and opportunities for many celebrities, but 2014 certainly brought big breaks and success to some of our favorite stars. Here are 14 of the biggest winners of 2014.
The highly-talked about royal wedding of Kapuso sweethearts Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera which was held last December 30 at the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Quezon City was definitely a cherry-on-top of their blazing careers last year. Rivera, who bagged the FHM 100 Sexiest title for the third time in July 2014, also showcased her prowess in the dance floor in her self-titled musical variety show. Dantes, on the other hand, starred in the MMFF entry Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2.
Who would have thought that Papa P. and Toni G’s team-up in the Sprite commercial more than a decade ago would be followed by a box-office success. Starting Over Again, one of the most successful Pinoy movies of 2014, became the first non-MMFF entry that grossed Php 400 million.
Undeniably, KathNiel is this generation’s hottest loveteam. They started 2014 with a very successful wrap up of their kiligserye Got to Believe. Certainly, fans couldn’t get enough of the teen royalties as their Star Cinema film She’s Dating the Gangster reportedly earned Php230 million. Aside from countless awards and endorsements, 2014 was also a year of firsts for both Kapamilya stars as Bernado released her first album “Kathryn”, while Padilla starred for the very first time in a historical action epic genre Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.
Although Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla made waves in 2014, this pair also proved to be a competition to the Kathniel tandem. Their movie Diary ng Panget launched them to stardom and earned Php 119 million in four weeks-time. After the success of their first movie, JaDine starred in the Star Cinema film Talk Back and You’re Dead and eventually signed a two-year contract with ABS-CBN.
Being the first artist to use hologram technology in a concert in the Philippines, Julie Ann San Jose a.k.a. Asia’s Pop Sweetheart definitely made her mark in showbiz in 2014. She won several awards including Female Artist Awardee for ASAP 10th Platinum Circle Award, ASAP19 24k Gold Award, and the very prestigious Diamond Record award for her self-titled album. San Jose is the third OPM artist who received such recognition.
Named by YES! Magazine as the “Most Beautiful Star for 2014”, Geronimo’s year was truly beautiful. The Pop Princess won Female Recording Artist of the Year in the PMPC Star Awards for Music and Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role in both FAMAS and ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards. Geronimo also triumphed in the international music scene with her performance of the Disney Song “The Glow”.
Chiu opened her year with a bang with her movie Bride for Rent that grossed Php325 million and became the sixth highest grossing Pinoy movie of all time. Her pairing with Kapamilya hunk Coco Martin in the teleserye Ikaw Lamang added luster to her already beaming career. Chiu, who took home the Best Actress awards from Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014 and 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV, was selected by Walt Disney to portray the iconic character Mulan in an upcoming project of Disney in Southeast Asia.
Although Ellen Adarna’s past year was filled with controversies, the Pinay sex symbol’s 2014 projects such as the Kapamilya show Moon of Desire and Star Cinema films My Illegal Wife and Beauty in a Bottle compensated for the headaches she suffered after her nude photos from a photoshoot for Esquire magazine leaked online.
Literally the big winner in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother, the Brazilian-Japanese model obtained more than just being the champ of a reality show. Now a permanent resident of the Philippines, Matsunaga, who can now speak in straight Filipino, is a regular co-host in “Kris TV” and appeared in the MMFF movie Shake, Rattle and Roll XV as well as the Star Cinema film Past Tense.
Newbie love team Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano’s popularity soared high last year due to the phenomenal success of the teleserye Forevermore. 2014 was definitely a good year for the primetime tandem as Soberano was named as the “Most Promising Actress” in the 5th Series Craze Awards, while Gil starred in the family drama movie The Trial. The pair is set to star in the Wattpad-based film The Bet this year.
There’s no stopping comedian-host Vice Ganda from making the most in life particularly in 2014. Still one of the most popular TV hosts, comedians, and endorsers in the country, Vice Ganda has conquered the TV, film, as well as the concert scene last year. His MMFF entry The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin is a certified-box office success earning more than Php 200 million as of its fourth day in the cinemas.
Our favourite “chuvachuchu” queen is back in the scene. After a long separation with ABS-CBN, former teen idol Jolina Magdangal returned to the Kapamilya station after 12 years. Her TV guesting in Gandang Gabi Vice with former love team Marvin Agustin only proved Jolens still has what it takes to be in the industry. The popular 90’s love team will reunite in the upcoming TV series Flor de Liza.
Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Manilyn Monroe, or Anne Hathaway? Paolo Ballesteros’ career took a 360-degrees turn after his own make-up transformations into several female celebrities became a viral sensation not just in the Philippines but worldwide. The Eat Bulaga host was even featured in Cosmopolitan for pulling off amazing make-overs.
Accepting awards for his excellent acting is nothing new for Coco Martin. Last year was no exception for the Prince of Philippine TV as he was recognised as Best Actor in the 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards and 28th PMPC Star Awards For TV. After the success of Walang Hanggan in 2012, his teleserye with Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu in Ikaw Lamang Book 1 and Book 2 only showed that Martin is becoming one of the pillars of the Philippine showbiz industry.
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