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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As public personalities, people have this thinking that celebrities should be confined to the society’s ideal perception of what being attractive is. That they should have smooth skin, no flaws, and a skinny body.
Whenever these figures doesn’t fit those descriptions, there are always netizens that will point out what they should be and should not be. This includes the topic of weight.
As cameras make one look multiple times the size they truly are, networks give ‘fat memos’ to those who they think looked heavy on-screen.
Here are some of the celebrities who have were reported to have received memos from their respective networks and those who have been fat shamed online.
Jessy recently admitted that she has received a “fat memo” from the big bosses of ABS-CBN around one or two years ago.
“It’s a proof na you can’t get work if you gain weight. That’s how society works.”
She admitted that back then, she didn’t understand the reason why she received the said memo, and it did not have a positive effect on her. In fact, the incident even pushed her into depression.
“I got very depressed. Parang dumating ako sa point na, ‘Ah ito na lang pala din talaga ‘yung halaga ko. Kung hindi ako sexy, wala akong projects or hindi nila ako makikita as who I am.’”
But eventually, the star picked herself up and decided that rather being sexy, she just wants to be healthy and feel good about herself. Losing weight is just an add-on to the process.
She also gave credit to her support system who became her inspiration through those hard times.
“Yung support system ko. And it’s more of siyempre hindi naman ‘yun mangayayari mag-isa. Kailangan mo rin talagang maging active in life. Hindi lang siya sa pagwowork-out ha. More of pro-active sa mga tao, sa work mo.”
Geoff was also one to receive the said “fat memo” from his mother station GMA.
He admitted it four years ago, and said that he “knew it was coming.”
It was said that during Forever, his series with Heart Evangelista, their stylists had to resort to layering off his clothes just to hide his weight gain. And later on, the executives had to intervene.
“GMA talked to my manager, they went over what should be done and all that, and then my manager told me about it.”
Unlike Jessy, Geoff didn’t have any negative reactions. But the memo didn’t have any positive effect either as he didn’t have any projects following such.
“GMA talked to my manager, they went over what should be done and all that, and then my manager told me about it. When he told me, wala. I wasn’t angry. I didn’t complain. There was no point.
“I don’t want to bullshit you: It wasn’t just a memo, it was a suspension. Nawalan ako ng trabaho.”
He was given three months to get back in shape.
Three years ago, Little Nanay leading man Hiro said that he didn’t necessarily get a “fat memo”, but he did receive a warning.
In an interview, he was compared to Mark Herras, who was Kris Bernal‘s brother in the series, and how he got a bigger role than the already established actor.
He said that his role is not a proof that he’s ahead of Herras, but he thinks that he just fits the character more.
“I think, the safest thing that I can say is, ako yung pinaka-fit sa character ni Archie. We had a screen test before they announced na ako ang lead.”
Peralta proceeded to admit that he gained weight prior to the show but did not work out because of it. The real reason was his management warned him that he was getting fat.
“Parang they told me, ‘Hiro, you’re getting fat. Don’t wait for the fat memo.’
“Parang ako, ‘Sige, give me two weeks, I’ll lose weight, yung magandang weight loss.’Kaya nang makita nila ako, hindi na ako mataba.”
According to a report by Pinoy Stop, one of the reasons why Richard didn’t renew his contract with the Kapuso network was a “fat memo” he supposedly received, which has insulted him. Another report said that the network also told him that they can’t give him offbeat roles as he has been gaining weight.
The Megastar once opened up that she avoided attending social events because she was “ashamed” of her size.
“I WAS ASHAMED TO GO BECAUSE OF HOW FAT I WAS, that I knew no matter how hard I tried, I could never look like ME.”
She added that she would get too self concious and started thinking about what people would say about her.
“I knew mean souls would laugh and snicker and talk behind my back, and why, I asked myself, would I want to give them the opportunity to do all that and put myself through all the pain and humiliation they would’ve caused me?”
Judy Ann Santos
In a press conference in 2016, Judy Ann candidly admitted that she has “come to terms” with being fat. She said that she already braced herself for more weight related remarks when her movie, Kusina, was released.
She also clapped back after a netizen called her fat. In a comment she said, “Affected ka ba na mataba pa rin ako? Pasensya na hindi ko kasi alam na nagmomonitor ka pala.. D bale.. Pag pumayat ako ikaw unang unang itatag ko ah, para mabawasan bigat ng dibdib mo.”
TAGS: ABS-CBN, celebrities fat memo, Fat Memo, Forever, geoff eigenmann, GMA Network, Heart Evangelista, Hiro Peralta, Jessy Mendiola, Judy Ann Santos, Kris Bernal, Kusina, Little Nanay, Mark Herras, Pinoy Stop, Richard Gutierrez, Sharon Cuneta
The internet went crazy when ABS-CBN‘s 2018 Christmas station ID “Family is Love” on Sunday, November 18, during ASAP Natin To.
There has been hundreds of stars seen in the video, which included, Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, Sarah Geronimo, Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual, and Regine Velasquez. Loveteams KathNiel, LizQuen, JaDine, JoshLia, and MayWard were also present in the video.
But as it seemed like every Kapamilya star has participated in the Station ID, there are still notable stars who were not sighted in the video.
Janno openly expressed his disappointment on Instagram. In his now-deleted post, he told everyone not to look for him at the Station ID because he was not even given the chance to participate.
“Throwback to Sept. 12 this year when I signed with @starmusic.ph. Naalala ko lang. Sila yata di ako naalala e.”
He also replied to one comment saying that maybe it’s because he’s not signed on a network contract, but as far as he knows, as long as you’re a recording artist, you’ll be included on the station ID.
When another netizen suggested for him to return to GMA-7, however, he told that the Kapuso network isn’t giving him any projects.
The Megastar was also not included in the Station ID. She is currently filming for her movie with Kathryn Bernardo and Richard Gomez, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Julia, who is filming for Doctors to the Barrio alongside Kean Cipriano, was also not sighted in the music video.
The Exes Baggage star was also absent.
Alessandra De Rossi
Alessandra was also not in the station ID. Her movie ‘Through Night and Day‘ is currently showing in cinemas.
DonKiss fans fans have noticed the absence of the loveteam’s other half Kisses.
Judy Ann Santos
Like the artists listed above, Judy Ann did not participate in this year’s ABS-CBN Station ID.
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The much awaited ABS-CBN Ball is just around the corner, and just like any other big gathering in the entertainment industry, fans and viewers alike are looking forward to the attendees and their outfits.
So who are the ones guaranteed to make an appearance at the event?
Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez
Will Ogie bring Regine on this year’s ABS-CBN Ball? Regine’s attendance will surely fire-up her rumored transfer to ABS-CBN.
Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban
Carlo and Angelica have been one of the most talked about pairs recently since they’ve reunited for their movie Exes Baggage. Aside from their numerous television guestings and appearances, you will also see them at the ABS-CBN Ball.
Yassi Pressman and Coco Martin
You can watch them every single night in the top rating teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano but aside from that, you will soon see them glam it up at the red carpet of the ABS-CBN Ball.
Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber
One of the top trending pairs of this generation, MayWard, will also grace the red carpet of the ABS-CBN Ball. Maymay shared photos of the moment Edward asked her to be his date at the event.
Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez
A couple with an amazing and heartwarming backstory. She was a fan and he was her idol. They have been married for 20 years now. Witness Lucy and Richard at the ABS-CBN Ball!
Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos
Another blissfully married couple is expected at the ball!
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
After the success of their latest movie ‘The Hows of Us,’ their schedule has been full-packed. KathNiel, however, will surely not miss the first ever ABS-CBN Ball.
Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona
The pair is rumored to attend the ABS-CBN Ball amid a controversy.
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
The ‘Bagani’ stars are ready to shine some more in this year’s big event.
James Reid and Nadine Lustre
It’s confirmed! James and Nadine will be at the ABS-CBN Ball. It was recently revealed that James will wear a suit by well-known, Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco. This is the first time that the real-life couple will attend the said event as it was previously exclusive to Star Magic talents.
Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto
Fans of JoshLia are looking forward to the pair’s presence at the ABS-CBN Ball.
TAGS: ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Ball, Ang Probinsyano, Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino, Coco Martin, Daniel Padilla, edward barber, Elmo Magalona, Enrique Gil, Exes Baggage, jadine, james reid, janella Salvador, JoshLia, Joshua Garcia, Judy Ann Santos, Julia Barretto, kathniel, Kathryn Bernardo, liza soberano, Lizquen, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Maymay Entrata, mayward, nadine lustre, ogie alcasid, Ogie Alcasid Regine Velasquez, Regine Velasquez, Richard Gomez, Ryan Agoncillo, yassi pressman
Does anymone remember Hans Montenegro?
He was an actor and male model built in the ’90s. Due to a scandal involving talent manager Jojo Veloso in 1995, Hans stepped away from the limelight.
He went to the US and finished his masteral degree in psychology at the Santa Clara University in San Francisco, California.
He was married to Binibining Pilipinas World 1994 Cara Subijano and had a daughter named Ashley. The couple eventually got separated.
The former actor was also known for his past relationships. He dated his then-Unang Hirit co-host Miriam Quiambao. He also got into a relationship with actress Maritoni Fernandez and they had a son named Liam.
Starting afresh in the US, Hans found a whole new career as a Human Resources director. He married model and interior designer Marilen Faustino on January 2008.
They have two kids named Santiago Alejo and Elena Ysabelle.
Hans became a part of the film Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo, starring celebrity couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.
TAGS: California, Cara Subijano, Elena Ysabelle, Hans Montenegro, Jojo Veloso, Judy Ann Santos, Marilen Faustino, maritoni fernandez, miriam quiambao, Ryan Agoncillo, Sakal Sakali Saklolo, San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Santiago Alejo, Unang Hirit
Maybe most of us at some point aspired to lose weight or at least be more fit.
To inspire ourselves to stand up and aim for a healthier life, here are some celebrities who did it, and maybe, they can inspire us as well.
Erwan Heussaff was once a “fat kid” but is now the “fat kid inside” due to proper diet and the right amount of exercise.
Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos gained weight due to pregnancy, but the actress shed it all by making exercise a family bonding activity.
Actress Angel Locsin was previously bashed for gaining weight but she still remains one of the country’s sexy figures.
From being a huggable comedian, Vandolph Quizon is now a buff father.
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate shocked everyone with her sexy image which is a different look compared to what she showcased before at the ABS-CBN variety show.
Billy Crawford has undergone exercise and diet in preparation for his wedding with Coleen Garcia.
KC Conception’s travels have paved the way for her to showcase her healthy looking body.
Actress Iza Calzado has always been known for her tall and lean body but she proved that you can always improve it with some intense workout.
Host Raymond Gutierrez is one of those people that shocked everyone with his weight loss. Raymond shunned away from social media for a while and came back as the leaner and healthier version of himself.
Last April, Claudine Barretto started posting photos on her Instagram account showcasing her slimmer body. Netizens didn’t miss the transformation as they commented about her visible weight loss.
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla recently made a showbiz comeback on It’s Showtime after taking a break for two years to take care of her daughter. She revealed that she has then lost around 40lbs since giving birth.
Last February 2018, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, shared her secret on having a sexier body. She told one Netizen to just cut out all carbs but never ever skip meals.
TAGS: Angel Locsin, Beauty Gonzales, Billy Crawford, Celebrity Transformations, Claudine Barretto, Erwan Heussaff, iza calzado, Judy Ann Santos, KC Concepcion, Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, Pinoy Celebrity Transformations, raymond gutierrez, Sharon Cuneta, Vandolph Quizon
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.
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,”
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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‘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.
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.
TAGS: ABS-CBN, Angelica Panganiban, Cristine Reyes, Dennis Trillo, Diether Ocampo, Dingdong Dantes, GMA Network, ian veneracion, Jericho Rosales, John Lloyd Cruz, john prats, Judy Ann Santos, Kris Aquino, Kris Bernal, Kristoffer Martin, Lovi Poe, Network Transfer, Regine Velasquez
Everybody says nothing lasts in show business, specially couples. But when you see these couples together, you will want to believe in forever. You see them everywhere: on social media, on billboards, on TV, some of them in movies and in magazines. They have the greatest number of followers on social media and they are asked to endorse almost all kinds of commodities. They are actually the most influential couples in the country.
Who says Filipinos cannot have a Brangelina? For all we know, our showbiz couples even have a better love and life story than theirs: Pinoy showbiz couples that millions of people would like to emulate. What they have is not just chemistry, but a genuine relationship that every couple dreams of having. And it’s not just the love story they have that makes them powerful. These couples also have that “magic” that even the people around them feel, and that is why not only the public, but also big companies trust them to be the face of their products.
But of course, we could only count a few of them here in the Philippines. We have chosen the best of all the best couples in showbiz. The couples that give everyone the feel-good vibes when we see them together, the Philippine showbiz’s royalties,
Our Top Five Pinoy Showbiz Power Couples:
Top 5: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Also known as “Kathniel”, this is the only unmarried couple we have on our list. This couple has never confirmed their relationship verbally, but their families and people around them know what they have is really something special. Their chemistry spills beyond the camera and people who work with them see how they sweet they are to each other even off-cam. They have million-peso endorsements as individuals and as a couple. They have starred in a couple of high rating telenovelas and hundred-million peso movies. People love them because they don’t have any issues and dramas, and their wholesome love-team has made fans from all ages and from all walks of life. Truly, one of Philippine Showbiz’s power couples!
Top 4: Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi
People love them even before they got married, but when Zoren surprised an unsuspecting Carmina in a mob-like proposal and impromptu wedding, the Filipinos loved them even more. Together with their beautiful twins Cassy and Mavy, this couple has taken over every kind of product endorsement. They also have never been in any publicized drama and their genuine niceness is what people love. The couple that proved that timing is everything, Carmina and Zoren takes the fourth spot in our Top Five Showbiz Power Couples.
Top 3: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
The “Dongyanatics” love them! Marian and Dingdong started their love story a bit shaky after Marian was accused as the third party in Dingdong’s previous relationship. Once thought to be just a rebound relationship, this couple has proved everybody wrong. From their chemistry in the telenovela “Mari Mar” in 2007, the couple has finally tied the knot in December of 2014. This couple is not only just the “lifeblood” of GMA-7 but also are founders of different charities and foundations. Showbiz Power Couple number three is no other than GMA’s Royal Couple, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.
Top 2: Doug and Cheska Kramer
One is a basketball superstar and the other is a former teen star. They are the only couple in our list that cannot be considered “showbiz”, but with following they have on social media and the number of endorsements they have together with their kids, this couple deserves to be put on the second spot of our Showbiz Power Couples. They coined the word “team” for family from “Team Kramer” and their beautiful kids already have millions of fans all over the country. The couple does not only share happenings in their family but their strong faith in God. Their faith is what made them stand out and have that “power”. The couple (and family) everybody follows on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Doug and Cheska Kramer.
Top 1: Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo
Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo is our top Showbiz Power Couple. From being in the same telenovela to confirming their relationship, from their secret wedding, and now raising two kids, this couple truly deserves to be on top. They managed to both stay in the limelight as a couple and as individuals. They have endorsements left and right and have TV shows they’ve starred in as a couple and as individuals. Their love story is also one that many people dream of: being able to marry the man of your dreams even if people think you are totally different, and being with the woman whom everyone thinks is hard to reach, but is actually the perfect one who makes you happy. The couple to beat on top, and the couple we know will last forever: Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.
We certainly hope their partnerships will stand the test of time and that they will be able to be good role models to Filipinos, not just to the couples but to individuals as well. Kudos to these couples!
TAGS: carmina villaroel, Daniel Padilla, Dingdong Dantes, dongyan, Judy Ann Santos, kathniel, Kathryn Bernardo, Marian Rivera, Ryan Agoncillo, Team Kramer, top five showbiz power couples, zoren legaspi
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:
Before Dolphy became the “King of Comedy”, he was a theater performer and an extra in may films.
Fernando Poe Jr.
“Da King” started out as a stuntman before he took lead roles.
Christopher De Leon
Christopher started his acting career in 1974.
Vilma has always been pretty since she was a child actress.
Tito Sotto, Sharon’s uncle-in-law produced her first album which included the immortal “Mr. DJ” song.
“Asia’s Songbird” was once a regular in singing competitions, amateur and professional.
Before Gary became “Mr. Pure Energy”, he started out as a commercial model for a softdrink.
Vic was a singer known as “Marvic Sotto” even before he joined VST and company.
Lea has been singing since she was a child and even recorded albums before she was in Miss Saigon.
TAGS: Angel Locsin, apl d ap, Bea binene, Bianca Umali, Christopher de leon, Coco Martin, Dingdong Dantes, Dolphy, erich Gonzales, Fernando poe jr, gary valenciano, janella Salvador, Jennylyn Mercado, Jericho Rosales, Judy Ann Santos, Julie Anne San Jose, Kathryn Bernardo, Lea Salonga, liza soberano, Marian Rivera, Regine Velasquez, Richard Gomez, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Sarah Geronimo, Sharon Cuneta, Toni Gonzaga, Vic Sotto, Vilma Santos
Oh, how the tides can turn between Queens!
The two Queens certainly seemed chummy months ago, but their paths diverted. It’s pretty obvious that Queen of Soap Opera Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo got a ‘bad shot’ from Queen of All Media Kris Aquino after she posted an article about ‘Obama canceling his schedule to meet returned bodies of fallen troops,’ a gesture that’s very different from what President Benigno Aquino III did during the arrival of the 44 members of the Philippine National Police’s elite special action force killed during a firefight with rebels at the Villamor Airbase, Pasay City on Thursday morning.
Santos was unfollowed by the presidential sister (we already checked Aquino’s Instagram account) on Saturday after she made a statement “Just saying… Obama knows his priorities….” on Instagram.
Santos is one of our local celebrities who paid their respects to the 44 elite soldiers who died fighting in Maguindanao on Sunday, January 25.
Aquino supposedly unfollowed Santos on Instagram for obvious reasons.
It was also confirmed by her official Facebook page when they posted our first article about this issue, “What your reactions judinians lalo na unfollow ni @beingkrisaquino si queen @officialjuday sa instagram.”
The Queen of All Media is currently following 304 accounts, none belonging to Santos. Meanwhile, Santos is still following Aquino on Instagram.