Recently, Star Cinema, under the direction of Cathy Garcia Molina, announced the first-ever movie of Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, who will play the role of an OFW working in Hong Kong.
During the story conference of the KathDen movie last Tuesday, Alden was given a warm welcome by director Cathy Grace Molina, Roxy Liiquigan, Mico del Rosario, and director Olive ‘Inang’ Lamasan.
According to Roxy Liquigan, it took “5 months preparation” to arrange the team-up and there were speculations that the movie will not push through because Alden Richard is exclusively for GMA Network, and there was a possibility that the GMA Artist Center would not allowed him to do the project.
But with the help of Philip Rojas of Asian Artist Agency, headed by Boy Abunda, the project was made possible.
When both artists were asked about their reactions knowing that they would be working together, Kathryn said, “Kung tatanungin niyo ako kung kinakabahan ako, super!” and Alden’s reaction was, “Siyempre, first-time kong makakatrabaho si Kath. We’ve been seeing each other for a long time.”
Kathryn and Alden are known for having strong and loyal fans in their respective love teams, Kathryn with Daniel Padilla for “KathNiel, and Alden with Maine Mendoza for “Aldub.”
But having this new team-up, both their fans positively accepted the upcoming “KathDen” movie.
To show their love and support for both artist they posted their reaction on Twitter.
— ADMIN SHIN ™ (@ADMIN__SHIN) March 12, 2019
— KATHNIEL FANBOYS ✊ (@MgaLalakingKNs) March 12, 2019
Some KathNiel fans show maturity by showing support for the upcoming movie.
And now because of Maine’s announcement on her blog that he is dating Arjo Atayde, some of the AlDub fans felt sad and hope this new team up would be a successful one.
TAGS: #aldub, Alden Richards, Cathy Garcia-Molina, GMA Artist Center, GMA Network, Hong Kong, kathniel, Kathryn Bernardo, maine mendoza, Mico del Rosario, OFW, Olive ‘Inang’ Lamasan, Philip Rojas, Roxy Liiquigan, Star Cinema
Recently, Maine Mendoza admitted that she was already dating Arjo Atayde on her blog, but some ALDUB fans are still having a hard time accepting the fact.
There were also some who said that her blog was fake and it wasn’t her who actually wrote it.
Fake po nwala agad #NicomaineAt24
— Norma Soneja (@normz6191) March 2, 2019
There was also news that Arjo prepared a private yacht party for Maine’s pre-birthday celebration last Saturday night. Most of their guest were their friends and, take note, Maine’s parents were not around in the party and so were Arjo parents, Art Atayde and Sylvia Sanchez.
And here’s another scoop, Maine and Arjo went to Taiwan just to celebrate her 24th birthday. It seems that Arjo is doing everything to make her feel so special but some ALDUB fans are not that happy celebrating with them.
Ikaw pa rin ang dahilan ng pagkasira ng relasyon ni atayde at girlfriend niya. rebound girl ka p rin sa mata ng tao.. kung hindi mo inintertain si Atay malamanh sila pa rin ng GF niya , kaya ka pala pingtatawanan😂😂😂
— mommy T❤️✌️ (@JamesPaul596) March 3, 2019
They even requested to hear it personally from Maine, to admit her closeness with Arjo Atayde. And continuously saying her blog’s a fake and was hacked.
It only shows that it is really hard for them to accept the reality that Maine is in love with someone else.
We like Alden and Maine Alone waiting for forever,if not this is the end.bye for now.saying ginagamit NGO GGMY din yung lalaki my pari pa kuno,puro lang para arti…sorry hoping mg prosper kau sa bawat disisyon nyo,dami sinaktan damdamin lalo mga Senior..
— Maria 12 (@pmaria121959) March 2, 2019
— Sol Kiok a d n 🍀 (@SolKiok) March 3, 2019
Negative reactions from some of the ALDUB fans continue to spread on social media.
Selfish nman.paano nararamdaman nmin.hirap umiyak tas tatawa tas maging masaya sa ngyari sayo nsasaktan kmi.
— Babes Libres05 (@BLibres05) March 3, 2019
So hindi naman pala nag effort si A. Kaw naman pala A, you don't have time for M but how bout the cuddling ang kissing and everything? I know you're a millenial but you came from a family full of values. I'm just wondering how you do that, pretending. You and A mislead ur fans
— BLACK AND YELLOW 🖤💛 (@Divinavillafue2) March 3, 2019
GMA Films is now back from their hiatus that started after the release of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza‘s Imagine You and Me.
The filming has started for the principal photography for the production’s comeback movie, Kambal, Karnabal, starring Derrik Monasterio, Super Tekla, Kiray Celis, Jo Berry, and Kim Domingo. It is directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
It is said that this will mark the start of GMA Films continuous production of movies.
Monasterio shared that he’s very excited about the comeback movie and he’s thankful for those who trusted his skills as an actor.
GMA Films produced some award-winning movies such as Jose Rizal, Muro-Ami, Sa Pusod ng Dagat, Death Row, and a few more others.
After Felipe Gozon took over the film production branch of GMA Network, it was placed on hiatus for about five years.
As they have put out successful movies, they have also produced not-so-successful movies such as Boy Pick-Up: The Movie starring Ogie Alcasid, My Kontrabida Girl starring Rhian Ramos and Aljur Abrenica, Patient X starring Richard Gutierrez and Cristine Reyes, Batanes: Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan starring Iza Calzado and Taiwanese actor Ken Chu of Meteor Garden.
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At his thanksgiving party held on January 6, Alden Richards shared his plans for the year 2019.
He said that he would still be appearing in his regular shows like Eat Bulaga and Sunday Pinasaya. Then he will get to do a series of concerts in various countries before he starts a new show with the Kapuso network.
When asked about the title, he answered, “Nothing is definite po as of now.”
“I’d really love to do it as I know it’s a hit drama worldwide. I’d also love to work with Maine again. But hindi naman po kami ang magde-decide tungkol diyan kundi ang GMA management. So I hope sana nga, sa amin ni Maine nila ibigay ang project as I’d really love to do it.
“Actually, kahit magkaiba ang career paths namin ngayon ni Maine as we’re on our own, mas close kami ngayon as friends at mas open sa isa’t isa. We are growing individually, on our own. But we really appreciate the fans of our love team who continue to support us and root for us and request na magkasama kami uli sa isang teleserye or movie.”
He also addressed the rumors of him being in a secret relationship, which was said to be the reason why he’s in his “happiest” as of the moment.
“Not true. I’m at my happiest dahil sa dami ng blessings na dumarating sa akin. Actually, ang wish ko nga, sana matagpuan ko na ‘yung the one this 2019. But hindi ko naman hinahanap, basta kung darating siya, ’di okay.”
About his future business plans, his own fast food chain franchise in Biñan, Laguna is currently under construction.
“But sobrang saya ko kasi dati, kumakain lang kami ng family ko sa isang branch noon sa Sta. Rosa at ngayon, may sarili na akong franchise. Our plan is to open it on Easter Sunday.”
At the topic of future leading ladies, Richards answered that he would like to work with Heart Evangelista in the future.
“I find her a good actress and I’ve never worked with her before. I’d really like to experience working with her as my leading lady.”
Fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are pushing the loveteam to star in the upcoming Kapuso remake of the popular Korean drama Descendants of the Sun.
As the remake was announced as one of the Network’s upcoming projects this 2019, the Aldub fans have been tweeting nonstop, requesting for their favorite celebrities to be the main stars.
A Netizen said that the loveteam can do it as Richards has experience when it comes to action scenes and Mendoza can also do the character of Dra. Kang.
Pwedeng-pwede talaga ang AlDub sa Descendants of the Sun. Magaling naman sa action si Alden at 'yung character ni Doc Kang eh kaya naman ni Maine.
— Kharl (@superkav16) January 1, 2019
— ⚫ HuwagKangManghusga ⚫ (@jolmarion) December 10, 2018
But there are also some who were against the idea of the duo assuming the roles, saying that Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado are to be the leads instead.
On the other hand, a Netizen questioned GMA-7‘s ability to produce quality shows as she mentioned that she has learned her lesson from the Philippine version of My Love from the Star.
GMA network will make an adaptation of "DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN"
Alden and Maine will be the lead.
wtf. HINDI NGA MAKAGAWA NG MAAYOS NA FILIPINO DRAMA EH SABAY GAGAWA NITO.
NADALA NA AKO SA ADAPTATION NG MY LOVE FROM THE STAR HA! kainis. ayusan nyo GMA.
— 정말사랑해방탄 (@loveallpeople00) January 4, 2019
“Hindi ko pa rin po alam. Sana po,” he said when asked at his Thanksgiving Party.
“Pero sa ngayon po, as of the moment, wala pa pong final words sa soap opera.”
The fans of Coco Martin have noticed that Maine Mendoza failed to mention the actor’s name while they’re promoting their upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018 entry, Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles on Sunday Pinasaya.
Netizens have expressed their disappointments via Twitter, calling the production “bitter” for not even acknowledging Martin as one of the lead cast members.
According to a report by Pep.ph, an isider has confirmed that the artists were not allowed to say the actor’s name on Sunday Pinasaya as Mendoza and Vic Sotto‘s names were also not mentioned every time the movie is promoted via ABS-CBN.
But Martin has no hard feelings and even said that he actually wished to go to Eat Bulaga! as a guest.
“Actually, wala naman pong problema yun kasi ngayon, sabi ko nga, wala nang rival.
“Ang paggawa ng pelikula, lalo na ngayong Kapaskuhan, ginagawa po natin ito para mapaligaya yung mga Pilipino, hindi po para maglaban-laban kung sino yung magiging number one.”
He added that their only goal is to bring happiness to those who will watch the film come December 25 and onwards.
In a recent Instagram post by entertainment personality Lolit Solis, defended GMA Network, expressing her thoughts about the assumptions of Netizens that Coco Martin is banned from being mentioned in any Kapuso shows.
She said that she doesn’t believe that the network is that petty to actually prohibit the stars from saying the actor’s name and maybe Maine Mendoza just had a “moment” and forgot to mention her other co-star in the movie Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.
“Imposible na hindi pagbigyan ng GMA si Coco dahil alam din ng lahat na sa 7 nag-umpisa ang career ni Coco Martin. Huwag na natin bigyan malisya na hindi siya nabanggit, baka may big pakulo para sa announcement ng naturang movie, malay natin, wait lang tayo.”
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Hindi naman ako maniniwala sa balitang 'ban' si Coco Martin sa GMA. Hindi naman siguro ganun ka-petty na ang co star ni Bossing Vic Sotto sa filmfest movie niya hindi puwedeng banggitin ang pangalan. Baka naman may moment lang si Maine Mendoza kaya nalimutan banggitin ang pangalan ni Coco nang mag-promote siya. Imposible na hindi pagbigyan ng GMA si Coco dahil alam din ng lahat na sa 7 nag-umpisa ang career ni Coco Martin. Huwag na natin bigyan malisya na hindi siya nabanggit, baka may big pakulo para sa announcement ng naturang movie, malay natin, wait lang tayo. Sa bait ni Coco, sure ako mag-melt ang puso ng mga executives ng GMA, sila Lilybeth, Redgie, at Gigi. Naku, excited iyan na personal makita si Coco Martin sa studio ng 7 noh, bet ko iyan. #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako @mr.cocomartin
Martin then replied to the post, saying that he understood and he has high respect toward GMA Network especially that it’s the Network that first opened its doors for him.
“Napakabait po nila sakin kaya wla pong problema sakin yon at kahit kaylan hindi ako mag tatampo sa kanila.”
He added that he’s also grateful for having the chance to work with Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza.
Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles will be out on December 25 as an entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival.
Maine Mendoza expressed her happiness in a single tweet that became the source of her fans’ joy.
In a tweet posted on November 25, she said “So much happier now than I’ve ever been and so so grateful for that.”
So much happier now than I’ve ever been and so so grateful for that. ❤️😌
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) November 26, 2018
As the message had no details, others assumed that it is linked to the dating rumors between the TV personality and actor Arjo Atayde.
They have been spotted together in several occasions including a dinner at a restaurant in Makati City and at a bar in Bonifacio Global City.
A few weeks ago, Mendoza and Atayde were once again rumored to have spent a trip in Bali, Indonesia together. They were also seen watching a concert in Quezon City a few days after the said vacation.
In an interview last November 15, Atayde said that he is happy with the current state of his love life, but the actor didn’t disclose more details regarding such.
Ever wondered how your favorite Pinoy celebrities celebrated their Halloween?
Halloween may be over, but it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the many creative costumes we saw on our social media feeds. This year, some of our local celebrities skipped the horror and instead, went all out with the pop culture references.
A mixture of cute, quirky, and sexy costumes coming your way!
Here are the best Halloween costumes from your favorite local stars:
Maymay Entrata (Annabelle)
Edward Barber (Chuckie)
Liza Soberano (Pennywise)
Maine Mendoza (Just pooping)
Wil Dasovich and Alodia Gosiengfiao (Joker and Harley Quinn)
Bretman Rock (Darna)
Zia Rivera-Dantes (Miss Intergalactic Space)
Megan Young (Space Barbie)
Scarlet Snow Belo (Charlie Chaplin)
Awra Briguela (Devil)
Enrique Gil (Joker)
Bianca Valerio (Black Bunny)
Vhong Navarro (Sweeney Todd)
Kiana Valenciano (Hit Girl)
Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho (Vampires)
Ryza Mae Dizon (Moana)
Inah de Belen (Anak ni Janice)
Teejay Marquez (Archie)
Marian Rivera (Poison Ivy)
Dingdong Dantes (Riddler)
Who’s your favorite?
TAGS: Alodia Gosiengfiao, Awra Briguela, Best Halloween 2018 Costumes, Bianca Valerio, Bretman Rock, Cliff Ho, Darren Espanto, Dingdong Dantes, edward barber, Enrique Gil, Halloween 2018, Halloween costumes, Halloween Costumes 2018, Inah de Belen, Jessica Wilson, Kiana Valenciano, liza soberano, maine mendoza, Marian Rivera, Martine Cajucom, Maymay Entrata, megan young, ryza mae dizon, scarlet snow belo, Teejay Marquez, Vhong Navarro, Wil Dasovich, Zia Rivera-Dantes
A fan of the Pambansang Bae Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza recently passed away due to cancer.
According to the fan Gail’s sister, the actor’s ‘Adrenaline Rush’ last September 21 was the last concert they ever watched together before she passed away on October 8. It’s a sad thought but her sister said that she was happy while watching Alden perform.
She remembered it all after watching the replay of the concert telecast last October 14.
It’s bittersweet watching #ALDENAdrenalineRushOnSNBO on TV tonight. This was the last concert my sister @LaDivaVida and I saw together before she passed away on October 8 after battling cancer since 2016. She was so happy watching you perform, @aldenrichards02.
She added that they actually received the devastating news that her sister’s cancer got worse on the day of the concert, however, Gail still wanted to enjoy that night.
We actually received the devastating news that her cancer had spread again to her pelvic area on the day of the concert but she was determined to enjoy #ALDENAdrenalineRushOnSNBO.
Our tickets were my gifts to her, my mom and our kasambahay, to support Alden.
Aside from the concert, her sister still got to purchase three of Maine Mendoza’s MAC lipstick.
We didn’t expect that a little more than 2 weeks later, she would have complications from surgery to remove her tumors. Still, before then, she made sure she would get the MAC lippie of @mainedcm for herself, for me and my mom.
She also shared her sisters’ little interactions with Alden and his dad.
During the group photo after Adrenaline Rush, she asked Alden to hold the “Walang Iwanan” banner with her and was able to tell @R_FAULKERSoN how Alden has given joy to her and my family despite her condition.
She then expressed her thankfulness to all the people in fandom they have met.
We are thankful to everyone in this fandom whom we have met in the events we’ve gone to. My sister Gail treasured you all. Supporting DongYan and MaiChard was one of the things which gave her strength to press on through her illness.
I hope those who met her briefly or knew her a bit would remember her smile and courage. Let’s treasure each day we have and show our love to the people who matter most to us. That’s what I learned from Ate Gail. I love you and I miss you, @LaDivaVida. Go sing with the angels now