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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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Pinoy Big Brother House: 7 of the Most Scandalous Moments that Happened

Pinoy Big Brother House: 7 of the Most Scandalous Moments that Happened

  • Pinoy Big Brother has been entertaining the viewer for more than a decade now
  • All actions of the housemates are not scripted
  • They are just being true to themselves

The reality show of ABS-CBN network, Pinoy Big Brother, has been entertaining viewers for more than a decade now. Since it is a reality show, all the actions of the contestants are not scripted and only given tasks to accomplish.

In every season of Pinoy Big Brother, there are always controversies that shook viewers and became talk of the season. Now let us recall the most scandalous moments in the PBB House since it started.

1. Nene Tamayo and Cass Ponti

Back in season 1, we remember Kuya’s famous pool where big winner Nene and third placer Cass kissed in front of their fellow housemates.

2. Beatriz Saw and Maricris Dizon

“Act your age, Maricis!” was the iconic line of Beatriz Saw. After the intense exchange of conversation, it became the Internet’s favorite from Season 2.

3. Dionne Monsanto and Ezekiel Dimaguila

The closeness of Dionne and Ezekiel has been Kuya’s primary concern from Season 2. They have been scandalous when Dionne went on her knees to smear sunblock all over Zeke’s genitals and there was a time when she was right on top of Zeke’s shirtless body and Dionne just plopped herself on him.

4. Sam Milby and Chx Alcala

Another moment from season 1 that they surely love to remember is the scandalous moment in the pool when Sam and Chx had their hottest kissing moment.

5. Rustom Padilla’s confession

This has become one of the most controversial PBB moments when former action star Rustom Padilla finally revealed to his friend Keanna Reeves his gender identity. He transitioned into a woman and is now known as BB Gandang Hari, currently working and living in the United States.

6. Bianca Gonzales and Zanjoe Marudo

These two had also become housemates of PPB Celebrity Edition. As they developed their closeness inside the house, they also had the longest hugging moment in the PBB house.

7. Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette

Recently, they have become the most trending search on the internet. Lou and Andre made out during a group “inuman” session on Pinoy Big Brother House. It was then that their co-housemates were scandalized watching these two share their kisses.

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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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What to expect from ABS-CBN for the rest of 2018?

What to expect from ABS-CBN for the rest of 2018?

  • ABS-CBN shared the remaining plans for 2018 at the recent Front Row Experience event.
  • Notable announcements are the comeback of Pinoy Big Brother and JoshLia’s first-ever teleserye.
  • The Network also shared the recent achievements when it terms of digital media.

ABS-CBN shared the 2018 plans at the recent The Front Row Experience trade event on August 2 at the Marriott Hotel.

The Network is giving aspiring stars a chance to fulfill their dreams by holding Star Hunt, a grand audition show to look for the next big Kapamilya star.

Popular reality show Pinoy Big Brother is set to make a comeback as well as an original game show, The Kid’s Choice, that focuses on the judge’s panel which is made up of kids.

As for the Primetime Bida, Halik starring Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, Yen Santos, and Yam Concepcion, will premiere on August 13. Julia Baretto and Joshua Garcia is set to star in their very first teleserye titled Ngayon at Kailanman. Playhouse will also air this year starring Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo, as well as Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo‘s Starla.

ABS-CBN also acquired the rights to air Meteor Garden 2018 starting on August 20.

Attendees of the event also got a sneak peek of Star Cinema’s The Hows of Us starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, and Exes Baggage that stars ex-lovers Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino.

On the other hand, the Network’s recent milestones include the addition of five new channels in the ABS-CBN TVplus and their YouTube Channel surpassing 10 million subscribers.

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10 Photos That Prove Zanjoe Marudo Is The Grim Reaper of the Philippines

10 Photos That Prove Zanjoe Marudo Is The Grim Reaper of the Philippines

  • Zanjoe Marudo can be Philippine’s Grim Reaper.
  • Zanjoe Marudo is the perfect choice to play to role of Grim Reaper in PH Goblin.

No, not the urban legend!

If you’re a KDrama fan, you would know that the grim reaper we are talking about is a character from the hit Korean TV series Goblin. Who would forget and could possibly not know what Goblin is.

zanjoe marudo is the PH grim reaper

Played by the Korean superstar Lee Dong-Wook, Grim Reaper’s role added up to the kilig the fans are experiencing. With his dreamy look, he almost outshined the lead character of the series.

Philippine adaptation?

As rumors of the Philippine adaptation of the series rose, fans got excited on who should play who. Definitely, they can’t seem to find the perfect Filipino celebrities to play the lead, but they have a nominee for PH’s Grim Reaper.

Zanjoe Marudo. Why him? Take a look at these photos that prove why he is, in fact, the perfect choice.

Those eyes can surely melt millions of hearts.

That look that pierces through your soul.

Even with glasses, his gaze affects you.

zanjoe marudo is the PH grim reaper

Any basher can go now, he really is the one!

That smile though. Anyone can explode.

With that long legs and built, I don’t get why people still doubt the similarities.

How you wish you can be as close as the coffee he’s drinking.

What do you think about Zanjoe playing Grim Reaper? Let us know!

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Z and Powkie Stars Hilarious Family Comedy Film ‘My Illegal Wife’

Z and Powkie Stars Hilarious Family Comedy Film ‘My Illegal Wife’


Get ready to roar in laughter as Skylight Films brings together its king and queen, Zanjoe Marudo and Pokwang respectively, in the most hilarious family comedy that is about to hit nationwide – My Illegal Wife.

miw-btsphotoshoot-9Teaming up both their unique brilliance and formidable humor as comedians, Z and Powkie made a promising pair in this film as they earned the nods of film critics and the adoration of their loyal fans in their previous hit films Bromance and Call Center Girl.

Directed by blockbuster director Tony Y. Reyes, My Illegal Wife mainly revolves around the story of a loving mother named Clarisse (Pokwang) who will definitely do almost anything to make her family happy, even if it would mean taking the risk of tricking Papa Henry (Zanjoe), who is suffering from amnesia, in to making him believe that he was legally married to her.

Likewise, the film will not only be a laughing medicine for the whole family but it is also a heartwarming story that will abound in the limits of true and lasting love. Moviegoers can definitely expect a zany and whacky movie with hyper tandem of Z and Powkie added to the peerless comedy of Direk Tony.

My Illegal Wife also stars country’s veteran comedians such as Empoy Marquez, Joy Viado, Pooh, Edgar Allan Guzman, Beauty Gonzales and Ms. Anita Linda along with a line-up of coming stars to include Mikylla Ramirez, Steven De Guzman introducing the desirable Ellen Adarna.

My Illegal Wife premieres in cinemas nationwide starting this June 11.

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Photo courtesy of Star Cinema.

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