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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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Chokoleit’s last onstage performance leaves spine-chilling effect to Netizens

Chokoleit’s last onstage performance leaves spine-chilling effect to Netizens

  • Some netizen consider his last performance as a “premonition”
  • Noticeably, during his performance, Chokoleit was having difficulty in breathing
  • Condolences from celebrities for the comedian has spread over the social media

You will never know when will be your last.

Jonathan Garcia a.k.a Chokoleit, a well- known comedian in the industry, died last Saturday after his performance in the celebration of the Kawayan Festival in Abra.

After his death, netizens posted the last performance of the comedian in reminiscing their laughter with him. But some of them considered his last performance was a “premonitions” because of what he mentioned during his performance.

He said, “Siyempre ako ang mauuna, kung ako ang huli baka hindi ko na kayo aabutan.”

There were a lot of netizens  who got chills over that statement that no one had ever expected it would happen in reality.

Chokoleit’s last words are chilling. Still can’t believe how life just passes by. Hope this helps us appreciate life and our loved ones. RIP.

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Noticeably, during his performance, Chokoleit was having difficulty in breathing. And one of the netizens said that the comedian cut short his skit because of his cough.

He also mentioned that netizens always took pictures of him but he never saw them uploaded.

“Picture ng Picture hindi naman ako naniniwala dyan, ang dami nagpipicture jan wala naman akong nakitang nagupload.”

But now, due to his death, his pictures and videos will all be uploaded all over social media.

Last Performance ni Chokoleit sa Abra bago pumanaw.

Panoorin ang huling performance ni Chokoleit sa Abra bago pumanaw. Kapansin-pansin na rin ang kanyang pagkahingal at kapos sa paghinga during the perfomance pero the show must go on at naitawid pa rin nya. For the last time he gave his last and remarkable performance! #RIPChokoleit

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During his last moments, after his performance, according to JM De Guzman who was one of the performers on the event, all he thought was that Chokoleit was tired because of his performance before he was brought to the hospital.

“Not his usual self na parang jolly… inisip ko parang baka pagod lang or feel down,” said De Guzman.

“Pero at the same time I know he’s in a safe place, happy place,” he added.

Pops Fernandez, another performer on the same event can’t believe over Chokoleit’s death as she recently had a conversation with him.

“Sabi ko, ‘Kumusta ka na?’ sabi niya, ‘I’m in a good place right now saka nakaipon na ako, Ms. Pops’ so sabi ko ‘I’m happy happy naman for you,” shared by Fernandez.


Condolences from celebrities for the comedian has spread over social media.

One of his friends, comedian Vice Ganda, thanked the Lord for giving him a chance to meet him.

“Thank you, Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. I’m sad that we lost him, But happy that he’ll be in a much peaceful and happier place now with you. Thanks for everything Chokie. I love you!,” Vice Ganda.

Claudine Barretto also posted their video of spending their happiest moments together. It is the fanteserye “Marina” where his career bloomed by playing the role of “Perla” with the actress.


And so with other celebrities like Ogie Alcasid, Vhong Navarro, Angel Locsin, and Paulo Avelino who also sent their condolences over the social media.

At the age of 48, Chokoleit, the comedian and actor, died of a heart attack.

It’s not about the time you have spent your life in this world but how you have spent a good life. Indeed, as shown by the love he received, it is evidence that he spent a good life here on earth.

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Boy Abunda names his 3 most difficult interviews

Boy Abunda names his 3 most difficult interviews

  • Boy Abunda named his top 3 most difficult intervews ever.
  • The list consists of Vhong Navarro, KC Concepcion, and Claudine Barretto. 

Veteran television host Boy Abunda has never walked out of an interview before, but he admitted that there were some instances that he nearly did it.

On the October 29 episode of ‘Tonight With Boy Abunda,’ he named his three most difficult interviews in the span of his career.

Vhong Navarro

Boy has interviewed comedian and TV host Vhong Navarro last 2014, after he got beaten up by the camp of Cedric Lee.

“Remember when Vhong was in the hospital and he had his lawyers? It was not comfortable kasi si Vhong pasa-pasa.

“I also felt for Vhong.”

KC Concepcion

He named KC Concepcion’s controversial ‘The Buzz interview’ next, where she revealed the details of her break-up with actor Piolo Pascual.

“Dumating kami ni KC dito, halos sabay, 8 o’clock in the evening. Alas dos nangyari ‘yung interview dahil she couldn’t make up her mind whether she wanted to do the interview or not. That’s a difficult interview.”

Claudine Barretto

The last interview he mentioned was his one-on-one with Claudine Barretto after Rico Yan’s death, the actress’ former on-screen partner and ex-boyfriend.

“”Another difficult interview was with Claudine Barretto. Hindi ko makakalimutan. This is a time when pumanaw ang kaibigan Rico Yan. It was a difficult interview. Pag dating namin dito, hindi namin alam kung eere.”

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Halloween 2018 Best Costumes From Pinoy Celebrities

Halloween 2018 Best Costumes From Pinoy Celebrities


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)


Darren Espanto

Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho (Vampires)

Jessica Wilson


Ryza Mae Dizon (Moana)


Inah de Belen (Anak ni Janice)


Teejay Marquez (Archie)

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Marian Rivera (Poison Ivy)

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Dingdong Dantes (Riddler)

Who’s your favorite?

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“Akala niyo lagi ang sama ng mga iniisip sa mga bakla.” Vice Ganda calls out guys who easily put malice on gays

“Akala niyo lagi ang sama ng mga iniisip sa mga bakla.” Vice Ganda calls out guys who easily put malice on gays

  • Vice Ganta ranted about why gay men always don’t know which comfort room to go because of men who put malice on things.
  • He then added that this is one of the reasons why the SOGIE bill should be passed.

In an episode of It’s Showtime, Vice Ganda ranted about how some men put malice on the simplest things.

It started when he and co-host Vhong Navarro were joking around and Vice went to grab a piece of Vhong’s belt. The latter immediately covered his crotch, causing Vice to express his annoyance around malicious men.

“Alam niyo yang mga lalaki, akala niyo lagi… ang sama ng mga iniisip sa mga bakla.

This led to him expressing his difficulty about deciding on which comfort room to go.

“Kahit sa CR. Kaya ako di ako nag-CR sa lalaki dahil nabubuwisit ako.

“Yung pag-pasok mo, pag may pumapasok na bakla, yung mga umiihi na lalaki [umiiwas agad]. Kala mo kung ano. Kukunin namin?! Napaka-malisyoso!

“Kala mo lagi namang momolestyahin. Kaya nakaka-ano tuloy pumasok sa CR. Yung hindi mo alam kung papasok ka ba, kung anu-anong iniisip nila sa’yo.”

Vhong tried to ask about the reaction when Vice enters the women’s comfort room.

Vice answered, “Eh sa CR ng babae, di rin naman ako makapasok. Eh yung ibang babae magrereklamo ‘Eh ano ba yan? Kalalaking tao dito mag-CR.’

“Kaya akong bakla, di ko tuloy alam kung saan ako papasok. Doon nalang ako dun sa dingding sa gitna.”

Vice then mentioned that this is one of the reasons why the Senate should pass the SOGIE bill. He said that it’s to make things less complicated.

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14 Celebrities who are proud fraternity or sorority members

14 Celebrities who are proud fraternity or sorority members

  • Stars who belong in a fraternity or sorority.
  • Some of these television personalities are sorority sisters or fraternity brothers.

For some Filipinos, fraternities and sororities mean something messy or aggressive, violent even.

There have been cases wherein the members of such groups cause trouble that ends up in the news. But being a part of the brotherhood/sisterhood doesn’t mean you’re a violent, cocky, aggressive person altogether. Not for some, atleast.

Here are some celebrities who are proud members of fraternities/sororities.

Baron Geisler

Baron is a member of the fraternity Alpha Kappa Rho.

Vhong Navarro

The ‘It’s Showtime’ host is a member of the fraternity Tau Gamma Phi.

Charee Pineda

Charee is a member of Tau Gamma Sigma.

JC Intal

Just like Vhong, JC is a member of Tau Gamma Phi.

Luis Manzano

Luis is also a member of Tau Gamma Phi.

Sam Milby

Sam is also a member Alpha Kappa Rho, just like Barron.

Oyo Boy Sotto

During his younger days, Oyo Boy became a member of Tau Gamma Phi.

Angeline Quinto

Angeline is a member of Tau Gamma Sigma. Charee is her sorority sister.

Vandolph Quizon

Vandolph is a part of Triskelions’ Grand Fraternity or Tau Gamma Phi.

Diether Ocampo

The actor is a member of Tau Gamma Phi.

Cesar Montano

Cesar is a member of skeptron, which is also a part of Alpha Kappa Rho.

JM De Guzman

Just like Vhong, JM is a part of Tau Gamma Phi.

Richard Gomez

The actor is  member of Tau Gamma Phi.

Arnel Pineda

Just like Cesar, Arniel is a member of the Alpha Kappa Rho.

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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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Vhong Navarro: Open to Reconcile with Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, Jed Fernandez?

Vhong Navarro: Open to Reconcile with Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, Jed Fernandez?

  • Vhong Navarro shared his thoughts about his recent case against Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, and Jed Fernandez.
  • He also talked about the struggles that he faced including his father’s death.

Vhong Navarro recently won the case against Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, and Jed Fernandez.

At the media conference of his new film Unl-Life, the Kapamilya star shared his feelings after winning the said lawsuit. “Mag-lilimang taon na rin. Kumbaga at least nagkaroon tayo ng hinga.

“Nakita ng judge kung ano talaga yung (totoo).”

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On July 27, at the Taguig City Metropolitan Trial Court, the verdict has been released regarding the incident that happened in 2014. Cornejo, Lee, and Fernandez are convicted for grave coercion.

When asked if he’s willing to forgive, Navarro answered that he’s willing to do so if they are sincere in their apology.

“Sabi ko nga uli, ako naman, willing magpatawad kung ang tao pinagsisihan kung ano ginawa nila. Kasi mahirap magpatawad kung ang tao, may galit pa rin sila. ‘Di pa rin sila humihingi ng tawad.”

He also said that he’s avoiding to comment as much as possible because whenever he gets to encounter about it, all the memories come back.

“Hangga’t maaari ayoko nang pag-usapan. Kasi bumabalik ulit e, kumbaga nakakapag-move on na tayo kahit papano pero ‘pag nababalik ulit ‘dun sa mga balita, natitigil ako at sumasariwa sa akin mga nangyari,”

The It’s Showtime host shared the struggles that he went through, including the death of his father.

“Nung pinagdaanan ko ‘nung 2017, napakabigat. Marami akong pagsubok na pinagdaanan pa. At ‘yung pagpasok ng January, heto ‘yung nawala ang aking ama na napakalapit sa akin. Sabi ko, ‘Lord, ang hirap kwestyunin, akala ko tapos na, akala ko okay na,’”

Despite the struggles, Vhong chose to focus on the blessings that came ihis way.

“After ng paghihirap ng daddy ko, at kinuha na sa akin, heto naman ‘yung mga blessings. Sinasabi ko nga, yung faith natin, wag mawawala.

“Nagiging totoo ako kasi yung mga dasal ko nangyari lahat, binigay niya sakin lahat,”

Navarro’s movie Unli Life is one of the movies in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018.

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“It’s Showtime” comes Home to its Old Studio

“It’s Showtime” comes Home to its Old Studio

  • It’s Showtime hosts returned to their morning studio on Wednesday after the airing of their US tour shows.
  • They explained that they will be temporarily using the old studio as their current setup is being upgraded

It’s pretty undeniable that ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime is one of the this generation’s most watched variety shows in the Philippines. But does anyone remember that it actually premiered as a morning talent program and was aired before the network’s former noontime show, Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?

Along with the change of its time slot in 2012, they have also changed their studio.

Image: Screengrab of It’s Showtime’s August 1 Episode

On Wednesday, after airing the live telecast of their shows in the United States, the hosts reminisced memories as they surprised viewers by going to a “new” studio. They later revealed that it is actually not something new as it was where they originally taped the morning show.

The original mainstays, namely Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpus, and Jugs Jugueta, expressed how much they actually missed the old setup.

Curtis said that she felt goosebumps when she entered the studio, since it was almost eight years ago when they started there, “Parang nakakakilabot na pumasok dito, kasi para sa mga hindi po nakakaalam, almost eight years ago tayo nag-umpisa dito,”

“Parang bumalik lahat ng alaala, na parang ‘yung first show natin, kinakabahan tayo, kung magugustuhan ba kami ng madlang people. And we’re still here, going strong!”

Karylle went on and explained the real reason why they went back and said that it will only be temporary since their current studio is being renovated.

“Dito muna tayo habang inaayos at lalong pinapaganda ang dati nating tahanan. Talaga naman pinapa-bongga ang studio natin,”

The show will be celebrating its 9th anniversary on October 24.

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Lovi Poe Admits She Had A Hard Time Doing Her First Comedy Film, “Woke Up Like This”

Lovi Poe Admits She Had A Hard Time Doing Her First Comedy Film, “Woke Up Like This”

  • Lovi Poe admits having a hard time doing comedy films.
  • Woke Up Like This starts screening on August 23!

Vhong Navarro and Lovi Poe can be an odd pair for a comedy film, yet they are  a perfect match for Woke Up Like This. It’s the first time Lovi has done a comedic role after focusing on heavy drama.

lovi admits having a hard time doing comedy films

Did it work?

Definitely!  The two have worked together already in ‘Shake, Rattle, & Roll 14’ so it was not a start-from-scratch story for them.

However, Woke Up Like This is the complete opposite of a well-loved horror series in the country. In this movie, Lovi and Vhong shared a different side of them as their characters switched personalities.

Lando, an aspiring athlete trying to make it big in basketball, switched lives with Sabrina, an international model.We are used to seeing Vhong portraying cross-dressed characters, however, it would be Lovi’s first time playing a Tomboy role, which makes it exciting for the audience to watch.

lovi admits having a hard time doing comedy films

With its trailer raking to 7 million views, the movie tells a story of a couple who switched lives because of an old woman trying to teach them a lesson.

How did Lovi do it?

The Temptation Island actress was very open to admit that she really had a hard time portraying Lando’s character.

“Kailangan ko talagang maging as Vhong so nakabantay talaga [directors] sa akin. Sabi ko, sabihin niyo talaga sakin ‘pag mali ah. Kasi first time ko mag-cocomedy,” she detailed.

Despite it all, the cast is very hopeful that masses would support this film. Woke Up Like This is under Regal Entertainment, Inc. and will start screening on August 23!

lovi admits having a hard time doing comedy films

Watch the full trailer here.

So what are you waiting for, guys? Go now to the nearest cinemas and support Lovi and Vhong for their first comedy film together.

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