Atom Araullo shares cute banter with his Mom and Liz Soberano

Atom Araullo shares cute banter with his Mom and Liz Soberano

  • Atom Araullo tweeted about one of his conversations with his mom, Carol Pagaduan.
  • He told her that someone compared her past photo to Liza Soberano, which led to her complimenting Soberano.

Atom Araullo may be in the world of news and journalism, wherein the atmosphere is a bit more serious than showbiz, but he is also known for his good looks.

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The promotional materials for Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil‘s movie, Alone/Together, has led to people digging about their old photos, including Arullo’s mother, Carol Pagaduan.

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In a tweet, Araullo told his mom that there was someone who compared her childhood photo to Soberano.

When he shared the comparison, Pagaduan told his son that Soberano is much more beautiful. This resulted to him teasing his mom about fishing for compliments.

Netizens reacted to the adorable banter, saying that it’s no surprise that the journalist is handsome as well.

Another Twitter user said that aside from her beauty, the message in Pagaduan’s photo also caught his attention.

Someone also said that she looks like Dimples Romana.

Others then responded that aside from being beautiful, Pagaduan also has many admirable qualities.

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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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Liza Soberano hopes to work with Erik Matti again

Liza Soberano hopes to work with Erik Matti again

  • Liza Soberano shared a photograph of her having dinner with former Darna director, Erik Matti.
  • She said that she hopes to work with him again in future projects.

Liza Soberano expressed her hopes to work with director Erik Matti again soon.

On an Instagram post, she captioned a photograph of her having dinner with the director and said that she’s still wishing for future projects with him.

“Thank you so much for everything direk @erikmatti!!! ❤️ This dinner really meant alot to me. Still hoping for a future project with you.”

She also said that the Matti personally messaged her to properly and formally say goodbye to her.

“I was really thankful because I don’t think a lot of people will do that. He messaged me just so that he could say goodbye properly to me and I really appreciate that he did that. And I am just really thankful that I had the chance to work with him and I still want to finish a project with him so hopefully in the future if our schedule permits and there is a really good script that he wants to be directing, I really wouldn’t mind doing another film.”

The director departed from the Darna movie in October because of “creative differences” and it has been a mutual decision between the director and the management.

Liza will continue on with the movie with a new director, Jerrold Tarog as announced recently.

“For right now I think we are going to focus with the movie with Quen because we actually have a due date for the movie, so I think we are going to do that first and Darna has to be focused on by direk Jerrold. He’s taking over now so there are some changes.”

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Are Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban officially dating?

Are Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban officially dating?

  • Angelica Panganiban posted a sweet photo with Carlo Aquino on Instagram.
  • They stated that the current pressure put on them to be back together is the exact reason why they want to take things slow.

Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino have been linked with each other ever since they reunited for the movie Exes Baggage.

As they remain mum about their current relationship status, the talks about them getting back together is never fading.

It was once again ignited when Angelica posted a photo of them on Instagram with the caption “Hindi na matatapos. Lahat ng kaligayahan ngayon, para sayo. Mahal kita.”

This resulted to netizens, and even their fellow celebrities, reacting to the said photo.

Dahil po yan sa Forevermore!!!!!!

Tumalon yung tonsils at puso ko sa kilig


TOTOO NA PO BA TO? @iamangelicap

May announcement ka pudding? Miss na namen kayo ni risidinchef malapit na tayo magsamasama!!!! Hehehe


Tri and Angel!!! Pati kami ni Jolina, tinatamaan! Sobra na to ah!

Sobrang kiliiiiiig!!!!!!

It can be remembered last September when the pair answered questions regarding their real relationship. During the press conference of “Exes Baggage,” the two of them admitted that they have been receiving pressure from the fans, which is actually the reason why they want to take things slow.

“Kapag ayaw na siguro nila kaming kulitin baka saka namin siya pag-usapan. Siguro hangga’t meron sigurong nangugulit parang hindi eh. Na-pressure lang kami.

Kasi baka after ilang years balikan namin itong araw na ‘to at isipin namin na, ‘Nagpadala lang tayo ‘di ba?’”

Carlo added that he hopes that others would try to respect their current relationship status.

Kung anong meron kami ngayon sa’min na yun. Kung anong sinasabi ng ibang taong nasa labas, ‘yung mga ‘di namin kaibigan or ‘yung mga nagco-comment, ‘di na namin iniintindi. ‘Di na namin iniisip. Basta okay kami, masaya kami.”

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“That’s the real masterpiece.” ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak praises KathNiel’s “The Hows of Us”

“That’s the real masterpiece.” ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak praises KathNiel’s “The Hows of Us”

  • ABS-CBN executive Carlo Lopez Katigbak praised the success of The Hows of Us.
  • He delivered a short speech at the victory party of the blockbuster hit. 

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla‘s The Hows of Us has reached an all-time high box-office record after surpassing the ₱590- million mark.

The cast and production team of the film recently held their victory party on Wednesday night, September 12. It was attended by artists such as Darren Espanto, Kit Thompson, and Ria Atayde.

ABS-CBN’s current president and CEO Carlo Lopez Katigbak was also present at the event. The executive did not only offer his support but said a few encouraging words to the people behind the successful movie.

“I guess alam naman natin that Star Cinema always produces good movies. But every once in a while, I think you create something that’s special, that becomes a classic. That’s the real masterpiece. Isang obra maestra. And that’s what The Hows of Us is. 

“Not just because we got P570 million but also because more than 2 million people have paid to watch the movie that you guys have created.”

He then gave a message to each person that led the team to its unprecedented success, starting with Olivia M. Lamasan who co-produced the film.

“So Olive I just wanna say I know what you’ve been through the last eight months. And this victory is really well deserved for you. Congratulations.”

Katigbak then turned to director Cathy Garcia-Molina and urged her to stay in Star Cinema.

“Cathy, I don’t know if you can hear me. You don’t have to choose between being a mother and a director, you can be both. So sana hindi ka na umalis the end of this year, please stay. Sayang yung galing mo.”

He joked with writer Carmi G. Raymundo, pushing her to get into a relationship soon.

“To Carmi, this was an amazing story. I can’t imagine how much better your story will be after you actually enter to a relationship. So please, coming soon, okay?”

And lastly, he praised Kathryn and Daniel saying that they were at their best in The Hows of Us.

“And to Kathryn and Daniel. What a great performance. Kath, [nagugulat] every time nagmumura ka on-screen. Nakakagulat. But it was the best performance I’ve seen from the both of you ever so congratulations.”

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The Hows of Us is still showing in cinemas nationwide.

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Big box-office success of “Miss Granny” and “The Hows of Us” gives local movies a shot in the arm

Big box-office success of “Miss Granny” and “The Hows of Us” gives local movies a shot in the arm

  • Miss Granny reached ₱130 million gross while The Hows of Us surpassed the ₱279 million mark.
  • The success of the two films proves that the Philippine film industry is not dead.

Despite big international cinema releases in the past week, local movies still shone as Sarah Geronimo‘s “Miss Granny” and KathNiel‘s “The Hows of Us” became box office hits.

Miss Granny grossed more than ₱130 million.

Miss Granny continued to draw moviegoers in and reached a single-day gross of ₱21 million on August 26, with 230 cinemas. The movie went on to make money after earning ₱85 million on the first week.

Two weeks later, the Joyce Bernal film is still being shown in 160 cinemas and the gross reached ₱130 million, according to Viva.

₱280 mllion 5-day gross for The Hows of Us.

Just like Miss Granny, “The Hows of Us” also experienced an all time box office high as it experienced a ₱35 Million opening day gross. After five days, the gross of the Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla film reached ₱279 Million.

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, real-life couple Bernardo and Padilla play Primo and George, a couple who are struggling to save their long-term relationship.

The Philippine film industry is not dead.

The success of the two films puts to rest the long-held belief that the local film industry is dead.

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DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo volunteers to be an ‘extra’ in “Darna” film

DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo volunteers to be an ‘extra’ in “Darna” film

  • Director Erik Matti shared a backstory regarding one of the seven names listed at the end credits of BuyBust.
  • DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo volunteered herself to be an ‘extra’ in Matti’s on-going film project, Darna.

Filipino movie BuyBust has received recognition and impressive viewership in the country.

With mainly positive feedback, director Erik Matti can’t help but share one backstory of one of the departed individuals listed in the closing billboard (CBB) of the film, to whom the film was dedicated to-Lupe Romulo.

Lupe is the sister of Erwin Romulo, the film’s musical director.

The filmmaker said that Lupe was looking forward on watching the movie as she was Matti’s “number one fan” and he misses the moments he shared with her. He even added that she once asked to be an extra in his upcoming project with Star Cinema, Darna.

3. Lupe Romulo was my number one fan. She’s the sister of #erwinromulo our musical director. She was looking forward to watching #BuyBust before she died. I miss smoking a cigarette with her. And she had the most infectious laughter. She even asked to be casted as an extra in #Darna.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who is also a sibling of Lupe, re-posted Erik’s photo, thanking him for including her sister’s name.

She then joked about replacing her sister as an extra in the show.

Thank you Dir @erikmatti for including Lupe’s name🙏🏻 Made me 😢 when i saw your post. Ako nalang mag e extra sa #Darna 😊 #Repost @erikmatti #BuyBust

Erik appeared to be keen in the idea and playfully replied “pwede” and “haha game!” as the secretary responded with “just tell me when direk!”.

Darna is a co-production of Star Cinema and the director’s Reality Entertainment. It has been billed as “a first in Philippine cinema” in terms of scale.

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Kris Aquino admits that she misses working in ABS-CBN, understands the network will not risk it

Kris Aquino admits that she misses working in ABS-CBN, understands the network will not risk it

  • Kris Aquino shares the reason as to why she hasn’t been appearing much on the Kapamilya network
  • The actress took time to thank all the brands that got her back and all the fans that continue on supporting her through her online content

Kris Aquino is making a movie comeback with I Love You, Hater starring Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia.

At the press conference of the said movie last June 18, the cast talked about their characters and the memorable moments on set.

Kris was then asked if she’s going to have a Kapamilya comeback soon because she hasn’t appeared on the television for quite a while.

The actress started off her answer with “Don’t expect anything”.  She stated that she’s fully aware of the realities of life and she also knows that the network’s franchise is at stake.

“I also know that their franchise is at stake. I’m being so honest. Diretsahan na yan so why would they risk it by giving me a show?”

ABS-CBN‘s franchise will expire in 2020 and President Rodrigo Duterte has said strong statements about how he will block the renewal of the contract, which is still pending in the Congress.

Kris said that even though she has no issues with the president himself, she’s not exactly liked by his supporters, so she understands why the network doesn’t give her television appearances.

“Especially na kahit wala naman kaming issue ni presidente, hindi naman ako type ng supporters niya. So naiintindihan ko kung bakit wala.”

She mentioned that even if she doesn’t have much television exposure nowadays, people do see her every night as she is always online. The queen of all media stated that she has 53 brands supporting her, and she would like to thank them for she is also a businesswoman.

“Pero they see me every night if they want to. I’m online. And I have 53 brands supporting me. And I want to say thank you to them because I’m also a businesswoman.

Alam ko naman na hindi ako kukunin for this movie [if] i have not proven myself on digital because the goal of the character as they said “the digital empress” so they wanted that and I was able to give it to them because I’m the embodiment of that.

Nagawa ko dahil ako yung nauna. Dahil nga walang choice, kaylangan gawin. But I’d like to say that I was able to do it because of the businesses who supported me and I wanna say thank you to them.”

Kris also took the time to thank the fans for their continuous support for her and her online ventures.

“And I’d also like to thank yung mga [fans] kasi kung walang nagcli-click, wlang nagview-view, at walang nagshe-share, hindi ako naka-upo dito ngayon.”

I Love You, Hater is scheduled to open in cinemas on July 11.

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Take a sneak peek of Liza Soberano’s training for “Darna”

Take a sneak peek of Liza Soberano’s training for “Darna”

  • Actress Liza Soberano shares photos from intense Darna film training
  • Darna is set to start filming on September this year and is rumored to show late this year or early next year.

It was last May 2018 when Liza Soberano was announced as the new ‘Darna‘ film adaptation by Director Erik Matti.

Soberano is a 20 year-old Kapamilya actress that has been the lead for top-rating teleseryes such as Dolce Amore and Forevermore.

Director Matti previously expressed that he is very satisfied that Liza accepted the role as she has the physical strength and with her age, it will be easier to adjust her face to the needed look for a scene as her visuals are very versatile.

The target filming date for the film is around September and the actress teased her fans a bit as she posts a fer photos of from her training sessions for Darna.

The film was said to premier late this year but rumor has it that it may be postponed to early next year instead. However, the release date is yet to be confirmed.

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. #DarnaTraining”

Liza Soberano is currently starring as the female lead Ganda in the TV series ‘Bagani‘ alongside Enrique Gil, Matteo Guidicelli, Makisig Morales, and Zaijan Jaranilla. It is a Filipino drama fantasy series on ABS-CBN revolving around the five ethnic groups of a world called Sansinukob.

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12 Times Kapuso and Kapamilya Stars Teamed Up in a Movie

12 Times Kapuso and Kapamilya Stars Teamed Up in a Movie

  • 12 movies that featured both Kapamilya and Kapuso stars
  • There’s no such thing as rivalry in showbizness, especially in movies

Are you a Kapuso or a Kapamilya? This is probably the hardest question to answer when it comes to fans of showbizness. Fans of GMA Network stars and ABS-CBN stars go crazy when their favorite artists gets compared to others, especially from the other network.

However, fans unite when a movie that features both Kapuso and Kapamilya stars comes out. One may not notice this but actually, there has already been quite a lot of films that partnered artists from these two different networks.

Here are 12 movies that will tug both your Kapamilya and Kapuso hearts into one:

1. Paano Kita Iibigin

This romance drama starring Piolo Pascual and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is a 2007 hit film directed by Binibining Joyce Bernal. This is the first time that the two opposite network stars partnered with each other.

2. When I Met U

Before Richard Gutierrez transferred to ABS-CBN, he was teamed up with KC Concepcion in this 2009 rom-com movie directed by Joel Lamangan. This is the second time that the two stars got paired up together after their first hit movie of 2008, “For the First Time.”

3. You’re Still the One

This 2015 romance drama is the first time that Kapuso leading man, Dennis Trillo and Kapamilya’s “Dance Princess,” Maja Salvador got paired up together. Also starring Ellen Adarna and Richard Yap and directed by Chris Martinez, the film was a co-production of Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment.

4. Segunda Mano

This movie is an official entry in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival. Also directed by Binibining Joyce Bernal, this horror film starred the Philippine cinema’s horror queen, Kris Aquino and Kapuso star, Dingdong Dantes.

5. Won’t Last a Day Without You

Looking for a “kilig to the bones” kind of movie? This movie is for you! This 2011 rom-com movie starring Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson featured a rare and special participation of “Eat Bulaga” host, Joey De Leon. The film is directed by Raz dela Torre and was released in 2011.

6. One More Try

“Ang pera natin, ‘di basta basta nauubos pero ang pasensya ko, konting konti nalang!”

Have you heard of this famous movie line? If not, then it’s time that you watch this 2012 drama film directed by Ruel S. Bayani. The film is starred by Kapamilya artists, Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, and Kapuso star, Dingdong Dantes.

7. She’s the One

Who is the girl in the rain? Find out by watching this 2013 romance-drama film starring Kapuso leading man, Dingdong Dantes and Kapamilya leading lady, Bea Alonzo. The movie also co-starred Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, directed by Mae Cruz – Alviar.

8. Kung Fu Divas

“Comedy Queen,” Ai Ai delas Alas, was still with ABS CBN when this action comedy movie of 2013 was released. Together with Kapuso star, Marian Rivera and directed by Onat Diaz, the film was part of Star Cinema’s 20th Anniversary.

9. Da Possessed

Directed by Binibining Joyce Bernal, this horror-comedy film starred Kapamilya artist, Vhong Navarro and Kapuso artist, Solenn Heussaff. The Black Saturday premiere of this movie garnered Php17 million.

10. Just the 3 of Us

Who can forget this cute rom-com drama movie? This is the first time that John Lloyd Cruz partnered up with Kapuso leading lady, Jennylyn Mercado. This is also the first time that Mercado starred a top-billing Star Cinema movie with a Php100 million commercial success.  This film was released in 2016 and directed by Cathy Garcia- Molina.

11. The Unmarried Wife

This film is the second time that Angelica Panganiban and Dingdong Dantes teamed up in a movie after their box-office hit, One More Try. Directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes, this is the fourth time that Kapuso star, Dingdong Dantes lead in a Star Cinema movie. Panganiban also won the Best Actress FAMAS Award for this film.

12. Seven Sundays

Powerhouse cast, you say? Well, here’s the 2017 tear-jerking drama-comedy movie directed by Cathy Garcia- Molina. If you’re looking for a movie to watch with family, this is it! The film stars Ronaldo Valdez, Aga Muhlach, Enrique Gil, Christine Reyes, and Kapuso artist, Dingdong Dantes.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not watch these movies that feature a lot of various talents from different networks. Again, there’s no such thing as network war in terms of making a great movie. After all, they are just in the same industry.

What do you think about this? Share your thoughts!

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