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Netizens slam Grab Philippines for offensively using women for their new promo

Netizens slam Grab Philippines for offensively using women for their new promo

  • Grab Philippines draws flak for using Gerald Anderson issue for its new promo
  • Grab slammed for ‘normalizing’ cheating

After receiving flak, ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines took down its post that featured Kapamilya stars Julia Barretto, Maja Salvador, Pia Wurtzbach, Kim Chiu, Sarah Geronimo, and Bea Alonzo with the caption: “Walang kailangang maiwan. Walang kailangang masaktan. Sa GrabCar 6-seater, pwedeng magsabay-sabay.”

The six actresses have all been linked one time or another to Gerald Anderson who is currently the subject of cheating rumors.

The post immediately gained thousands of reactions, mostly negative for being insensitive and offensive.

The transport network company immediately posted an apology.

“We apologize for running the light! We were in no way encouraging nor condoning disrespect for women and disrespect within relationships. We admire the love and loyalty that fans have for all these wonderful women. Thank you for reminding us what not to be,” the firm said.

Last Sunday, Alonzo, Anderson’s girlfriend of almost three years, made cryptic posts on Instagram, alluding to betrayal. While she didn’t say who she was posting about, eagle-eyed fans noticed Bea had liked the Instagram post about Gerald spending time with another celebrity, Julia Barretto. Previous women linked to Anderson were also brought up again.

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Network rivalry put on hold: Kapuso stars featured on 12 Star Cinema films

Network rivalry put on hold: Kapuso stars featured on 12 Star Cinema films

  • Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards surprised the public with their team-up under Star Cinema
  • This is not the first time a Kapuso star was featured on an ABS-CBN film production company
  • Star Cinema presented Kapuso stars 12 times in films with varying genres

It was revealed on Tuesday that Kapuso actor Alden Richards will be paired with Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo on a movie with Star Cinema.

The news of their first movie project together set abuzz online and was met with much enthusiasm from fans of both artists. The two will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is known for romantic comedy movies and melodramatic films.

With that said, here are the other times that talents from GMA Network worked with ABS-CBN film production company, Star Cinema:

1. Fantastica

A Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry, this comedy film, directed by Barry Gonzalez, became the first big-screen team up of “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda and Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes.

2. You’re Still The One

This romantic drama film, released in 2015, was the first big-screen team up of actress Maja Salvador and Dennis Trillo. Directed by Chris Martinez, the movie was co-produced with Regal Entertainment.

3. Da Possessed

Comedy-horror film of 2014, this movie starred Vhong Navarro and Solenn Heusaff under the direction of Joyce Bernal.

4. She’s The One

Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes, celebrated actors from various primetime television series, teamed up for this 2013 romantic-comedy. The film was directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar.

5. It Takes A Man and A Woman

Isabelle Daza joined top Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz in this 2013 romantic-comedy sequel. Daza has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.

6. Kung Fu Divas

Ai Ai delas Alas co-starred with Kapuso superstar Marian Rivera in this action-comedy film directed by Onat Diaz. Delas Alas has since then transferred to GMA Network.

7. One More Try

Winning Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 entry, Dingdong Dantes starred for the second time in Star Cinema alongside Kapamilya stars Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Zanjoe Marudo. It was directed by Ruel Bayani.

8. Segunda Mano

Horror flick from 2011, a recurring actor in Star Cinema pictures, Dingdong Dantes this time around teamed up with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. The film was directed by Joyce Bernal.

9. Won’t Last A Day Without You

Joey de Leon in a rare sighting for an ABS-CBN project, starred with Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson for this 2011 Star Cinema film directed by Raz de la Torre.

10. For the First Time

KC Concepcion, a showbiz newcomer and Richard Gutierrez, prized leading man from GMA-7 teamed up for this movie back in 2008. It was directed by Joyce Bernal. Gutierrez has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.

11. The Unmarried Wife

Maryo J. de los Reyes directed this film in 2016, following the footsteps of the success of “One More Try.” In his fifth ride with Star Cinema, Dingdong Dantes appeared on the movie alongside Angelica Panganiban and Paulo Avelino.

12. Just the 3 of Us

Jennylyn Mercado starred opposite John Lloyd Cruz in this 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

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8 Celebrity Feuds That Turned To Friendship

8 Celebrity Feuds That Turned To Friendship


Here is a list of celebrities or known personalities with ‘enemies’ who have now kissed and made up:

Keeping it in the family:

1. Gutierrez Brothers

Ruffa Gutierrez has once revealed that her twin brothers, Raymond and Richard, did not talk for over a year when Richard broke off with a girlfriend who was a very good friend of Raymond.

It’s now all in the past as the two has remained inseparable.

2. Aquino Brother and Sister

In her Instagram post, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino revealed that she and her elder brother, former president Noynoy Aquino, had a cold war for three months. It only stopped when she reached out to her brother due to her son’s (Josh Aquino) hospitalization.

Along the post, she expressed her gratitude to her brother who remained a constant male figure in her son’s life and remarked how they are like any other normal family who experiences rift with each other but still come to the other’s rescue if needed.

3. De Rossi Sisters

When Assunta de Rossi married Congressman Jules Ledesma in a civil wedding back in November 2002, no family member of hers attended the ceremony. Admittedly, she and Alessandra de Rossi had fissure in their relationship, giving the other a silent treatment.

However, it all came to pass when Assunta’s family finally attended her wedding with Jules, this time in a church ceremony in March 2004. Alessandra was the maid of honor.

4. Mother and Daughter, Cecilia and Heart

It was well-known how Heart Evangelista’s parents, especially her mother Cecilia Ongpauco, were against her wishes to marry Senator Chiz Escudero. They did not attend her wedding back in February 2015 in Balesin.

Last year proved a blessing to Heart and she was grateful that she and her parents have mended their relationship and even became amiable to her husband.

5. Mother and Sons

Jackie Forster has always been referred to as the estranged mother of teen stars Andre and Kobe Paras. After almost 12 years, Jackie and Kobe met again last January at Los Angeles. She also met with Andre when she visited the Philippines last April.

It turned out that they have been contacting each other through chat and video calls.

Love Triangles:

6. Gal Pals

Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador have been the best of friends until news came out that Kim’s ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson was in a relationship with Maja.

In an interview back in October 2015, Kim revealed that her friendship with Maja is being mended piece by piece.

7. Three is a Crowd

One of the biggest controversies before was the sudden break-up of sweethearts Dingdong Dantes and Karylle, when the former became entangled with his on-screen partner Marian Rivera.

Years later, Marian and Karylle were seen in the same event in which both greeted each other with kisses in the cheek.

Truly, time heals all wounds.

8. Barretto family feud

Sisters Gretchen and Claudine Barretto have been estranged for years due to a bitter family feud. Earlier this month, the two met for dinner, fueling speculation that they have managed to finally patch their relationship up.

On Instagram, Claudine shared that Gretchen had been with her for the past few days as she recovered from her illness.

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KathNiel reaches New Heights in the Past Year

KathNiel reaches New Heights in the Past Year

  • 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

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?

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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Maja Salvador gives advice on having a co-worker ex

Maja Salvador gives advice on having a co-worker ex

  • Maja Salvador shared her ways on how she deals with exes in the industry.
  • She also shared tips on how to move on and what to do after a relationship.

Actress Maja Salvador spoke about how she tackles relationship problems in the latest episode of Bianca Gonzalez‘s Paano Ba ‘To webseries on November 20, Tuesday.

The question she had to answer was about her way of moving on from an ex-lover when that person is also her co-worker. She answered that she’s civil with her exes and she doesn’t feel awkward whenever she greets them.

Salvador added that she’s also glad whenever she learns that her past boyfriends are happy with their respective relationships.

“Sa akin, ‘yung mga ex ko, nakakasalubong ko, pero sobrang naka-move on na ako, kaya ‘pag nakita ko sila, okay na. Hindi ako na-o-awkward na batiin sila, kasi talagang honest ako sa sarili ko na wala na, naka-move on na ako. Happy na rin naman sila sa mga relationship nila sa iba.”

She said that work should not be affected by the relationship and it has to continue without any distractions.

“Dapat, tuloy ang trabaho. Huwag kang magpa-apekto or ma-distract. Gawin mo pa rin nang maayos ‘yung trabaho mo.”

The actress went on and reminded everyone that there’s no such thing as a “formula” for moving on.

“Walang sagot kung bakit ang sakit, kasi iba-iba ang kuwento natin. Okay lang ‘yung pain, pero dapat may isang araw, ikaw na mismo sasabihin mo sa sarili mo, ‘Bangon na, move on ka na.’

“Huwag na huwag mong i-asa ang happiness mo sa love lang, kasi magiging kawawa ka.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teresita Ssen Marquez.

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

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

Lovi Poe.

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

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

Rhian Ramos.

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

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

Carla Abellana.

The actress starred with Kapamilya stars four times before.

She used to visit The Buzz and Kris TV before.

Joey De Leon.

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

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

Vic Sotto.

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

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

Solenn Heussaff.

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

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

Dennis Trillo.

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

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

Dingdong Dantes. 

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

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

Jennylyn Mercado.

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

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

Marian Rivera.

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

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

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4 Reasons Why Maja Salvador is the definition of a Blair Woman

4 Reasons Why Maja Salvador is the definition of a Blair Woman

  • Maja Salvador signs contract with her first cosmetics endorsement
  • Blair Cosmetics welcomes Maja Salvador as their newest celebrity endorser

Despite being relatively young in the cosmetics industry, Blair Cosmetics is definitely booming in market sales and good reviews. Initially, the make-up brand entered the market with just a few products but after several years of hard work, they are proud to announce that some expansions are on its way for Blair.

Steffi Blair Ong, CEO of Blair, reveals that the company is not new in the beauty and grooming industry as it originates from her mother Susan Co Ong’s company, Pretty Looks Aesthetic Center. Dealing with her Asia’s Number One Tattoo Artist of a mother, Steffi has always been fond of cosmetics even though she pursued the profession of a Registered Nurse. It took them years of planning and establishing the brand, and they are more than happy to see their market grows year by year.

New Face of Blair

Even though Blair shines on its own, it needs a star to even strengthen its shimmer—and that’s the role this new ambassador will try to conquer. With the beauty that she is, Blair Cosmetics is happy to announce that Maja Salvador will be joining their growing family to solidify their market dominance. As laid down by Steffi herself, Maja possesses these four characteristics a Blair woman should have:


Maja Salvador is known for her exuding confidence both on the dancefloor and acting on the television and movies. A Blair woman knows her weaknesses and turns it into her strength.


Blair Cosmetics needs someone who is not only beautiful on the outside, but the brand believes true beauty also comes from within.


We have seen the Dancefloor Royalty Maja Salvador’s career boom throughout the years, and you can definitely say that it’s going nowhere but up. Why is that? Because this Wildflower actress is a hard worker!

A fine representation of a Filipino Woman

Need we say more? She definitely possesses all the qualities of a true Filipina.

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Maja Salvador is set to comeback in the concert scene with ‘Maja On Stage’ tour

Maja Salvador is set to comeback in the concert scene with ‘Maja On Stage’ tour

  • Maja Salvador to return on stage with new concert
  • “Maja On Stage” on March 23 at the KIA Theater

If you haven’t recovered yet from the very enticing Dahan-dahan, the dance princess herself is set to make a comeback on stage with her recent concert tour entitled Maja On Stage.

Majasty’s much-awaited concert tour is kicking off at the IEC Convention in Cebu this coming February 4, then she would be heading abroad at the The Big Box East Jurong, Singapore on February 18, 2018. After bringing joy to the Kapamilya’s aborad, Maja will then be entertaining the Kapamilyas in the Philippines through her “Maja On Stage” at the KIA Theater on March 23.

After a year of showcasing her expertise in acting, Maja couldn’t be any grateful that she’s given the chance to is finally satisfy the insatiable hunger of her performer side.

“Nung sinabi na may plans about concert and ano magiging title, sinabi ko lang na parang na buong 2017, nagpaka actress ako, nag Wildflower lang ako the whole year, diba? So parang 2018, sasampa ulit ako ng stage,” she said.

The upcoming concert is set to be Maja’s fourth major show in her career. There’s “Maj: The Legal Performer” (2014), “Majasty” (2015) and “Only Maja” (2016).

“Eh forever love ko ‘yon. Forever love ko ‘yong pag-sho-show kaya hindi man kami magsama, magkahiwalay man kami ng ilang taon, pero babalik-balikan ko sya,” said Maja.

Similar to her jaw-dropping and viral performances on “ASAP” the Dance Princess promised that hew newest concert tour is set to be an explosive one.

“Siyempre, not the same as sa MOA, sa mga naging concerts sa Music Museum, kasi syempre we want something new naman lagi. So, iba yung atake sa music, sa sayaw,” she explained.

Quite interestingly, their first show is set to be special because it would involve a good collaboration between her and her team.

Dito sa first show, parang wala kaming director, so kami-kami. Parang kung ano yung concept nung ng choreographers ko ganon. Parang nagusap-usap kami, nag set kami ng meeting para  pagusapan ng buo,” said Maja.

Who are the special guests?

Adding the necessary oomph and entertainment to her tour are her “Wildflower leading men and hunky Kapamilya stars Joseph Marco, RK Bagatsing and Vin Abrenica, as well as her comedian friends Kakai Bautista and Pooh on some shows.

Siguro sa lakas din ng Wildflower yung mga producers yung may gusto na kasama si Vin, si RK and Joseph. Tapos may Kakai and Pooh. Syempre si Kakai, kaibigan ko. And si Pooh, magaling na komedyante naman yon, diba? At nag-trending yung tour naming yon sa Canada,” explained Maja.

More than flexing her concert performance muscles, Maja considers her upcoming shows as her personal way of saying to thank those who have unwaveringly supported her as Lily Cruz in “Wildflower.”

Even if she admits to feeling a little anxious over performing in front of a huge crowd again, Maja is ready to brave everything in order to put her ultimate goal across.

“Siguro yung always na sinasabi ko, to give happiness. Yung magbigay ng entertainment sa mga kapamilya natin sa iba’t-ibang lugar at sa iba’t-ibang bansa. Yun naman talaga ang gusto ko kaya ko ginagawa ang lahat ng ito,” she ended.

For tickets on “Maja On Stage” in Cebu this coming February 4 just call Mav at 0926-0747776/02-4306870, Christina 0937-2506848, Robinsons Galleria 0932-5110962, Rallion at 09219221796 and IC3 Office: 343-4854

For Tickets on “Maja On Stage” in Singapore on Feb 18, 2018 please call 914-401-87

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Thai Superstar ToR+ shares first impression of Maja Salvador

Thai Superstar ToR+ shares first impression of Maja Salvador

  • Thai Superstar ToR+ Saksit admires Maja Salvador for being natural.
  • ToR+ Saksit is excited to release a single with Dance Princess Maja.

Thai Superstar ToR+ Saksit and Philippine’s Dance Princess Maja Salvador have stretched their resources to finally make their dream song collaboration come true.

Few months ago, unpublicized, the Wildflower actress flew to Bangkok, Thailand to record the soulful duet with ToR+. They stayed their for days to meet with the Thai management and to get along with the Thai superstar. The duo showed real chemistry in front of the cameras and actually looked good together.

To be released globally, their single ‘Falling Into You’ was penned by ToR+ himself along with his trusted co-writers. The song actually brings out the superb piano playing skills and heartfelt vocals of the Thai Superstar and also to be complimented by Maja’s sultry and emotion-filled delivery.

ToR+’s first impression of Maja

In an exclusive interview with DailyPedia, the 33-year-old Superstar admitted how Maja was the first time he saw her.

“The best part was she’s very friendly, very natural,” ToR+ described Maja during their first meeting. “When you see an actress–a very famous actress, sometimes, they are very worried of being beautiful all the time. It makes them a little bit less attractive for me. Maja isn’t like that,” he added.

He also detailed that the working relationship between him and Maja is very fun and light because she is very easy to work with, let alone she’s very friendly.

We’re sure you can’t wait until February next year for the single to be released. For a little detail giveaway, the song is very soulful and you cannot not see them sing it together live. *winks*

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“Ready ako for challenges,” Maja Salvador talks about possible long-time projects in Thailand

“Ready ako for challenges,” Maja Salvador talks about possible long-time projects in Thailand

  • Maja to work in Thailand for a long time?
  • Maja Salvador is ready to take the stage and perform once again.

We don’t want to overspill the beans here, but it’s now safe to spread the news that our MAJAsty Maja Salvador has partnered up with Thai superstar ToR+ Saksit for a song collab.

Yes, you heard that right. Maja Salvador is now ready to take the main stage once more and pursue her passion in singing. This dream partnership with ToR+ was spearheaded by BEC-TERO Music Thailand. The idea came to reality when the Ivory Music and Videos Philippines, along with Maja and her management, flew to Bangkok to record a beautiful ballad with the Thai premier singer-songwriter-pianist and heartthrob.

‘Falling Into You’

Oops… there it goes. “Falling Into You” is the single both Maja and ToR+ are working on for a few months now. They are pleased to announce that this beautiful ballad will come out in stores February of 2018. This collaboration also marks different firsts for Maja and T0R+. It’s the first time Maja did a duet, and it’s also ToR+’s first time to record an English song.

Maja on possible job offers in Thailand

We are not new to the news of our celebrities going big in different countries, but the question remains. Since this is a partnership with a well-known Thai entertainment company, will she be willing to accept long-time acting and singing offers in Thailand?

In an exclusive interview with The Lily Cruz herself, she said,

“Iba pa rin ang Pilipinas,” she said. “May kontrata ako sa ABS-CBN, and I’m very happy sa career ko dito sa Pilipinas. Kung may mga ganong opportunities na magbukas. Siguro ano lang ‘yun, for the meantime,” MAJAsty added.

Filipino Pride

Adding to her statement about her possible work in Thailand,

“Let’s see. Ready naman ako sa mga challenges,” she charmingly shared. “Diba ang buhay, ang daming sorpresa. Ready ako sa kung anong ibigay ng life. Bawat success naman ng Pinoy ay success naman ng bawat Pilipino,” she preached.

So, who’s excited to see Maja conquer that stage again? We do!

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