Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ayala Cinema's M-Pass holders Treats

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ M-Pass cardholders are in for a treat as they get to watch an exclusive screening of Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” on May 20, 2011 at Glorietta4 Cinemas. Being invited to special movie screenings is part of the wonderful perks of being an M-Pass cardholder!

Other privileges of M-Pass are exclusive movie promos, birthday treats, access to online food order and a lot more!

M-Pass is a prepaid service that allows one to pay for his movie tickets ahead of time. With the M-Pass, the cardholder gets past the long lines in ticket booths and conveniently goes straight to the cinema of choice to his preferred seats. One can even take his own sweet time in getting to the movies as with the M-Pass, your seats are definitely guaranteed.

Ayala Malls Cinemas also offers other exciting promos to its moviegoers. Watch Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides,” at any Ayala Malls Cinemas and enjoy any of the the following treats.

Buy tickets in advance and get a collectible magnet and get a chance to win other cool premium items for every advance purchase of two tickets, promo runs until May 22. Metro Manila ticket holders will also get a chance to meet and take a photo with the characters inspired by Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.”

“Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” opens May 20, 2011 in all Ayala Malls Cinemas. Also in Disney Digital 3D™. Visit for more details on the movie and how to get your M-Pass card.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Demi Lovato Drops From Jonas Brothers Tour, Checks Into Rehab

The latest news about Demi Lovato created waves in the entertainment industry. Another Disney princess falls. Although the details of the news is not entirely clear, one thing is sure, 18-year old Demi Lovato is struggling with problems and it has pushed her to the brink.

News states that the young actress/singer called off an opening with the Jonas Brothers and has voluntarily checked herself into rehab. Her representative said the following in an official statement: ‘Demi Lovato left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time.Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that and Demi and her family ask that the media please respect their privacy during this difficult time. She regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future.'

Some reports now say that the young lady has been suffering from an eating disorder while some speculate drug or drinking problems. Her much publicized break up with Joe Jonas does not help the situation, to make the matters much worse, they are thrown together in a concert tour, performing for millions of screaming fans, made to act and pretend like everything is just fine. Obviously things aren’t fine with Demi. According to gossip website TMZ, she was recently involved in a “physical altercation” with a female member of her tour, and this incident was what pushed her to seek professional help.

Thankfully, Disney has been very understanding with her predicament, releasing a statement saying: "We support Demi's decision to put her health first, and we send her our best wishes."

Demi Lovato was a child when she was cast on "Barney and Friends". She is best known for her roles in the Disney "Camp Rock" movies and the Disney Channel TV show "Sonny With a Chance." She joins the ranks of Britney Spears, Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus and Lindsey Lohan, as Disney princesses pursued with sensational intrigues.

Hopefully, Demi manages to victoriously rise from this predicament.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Toni Rose Gayda's son dies after falling from condo

MANILA, Philippines - TV host and actress Toni Rose Gayda and her family are grieving following her youngest son's sudden death on Friday.

Toni Rose's son Edward James Lim died at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center where he was taken after falling from the 4th floor of his condominium unit, in Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City.

James was still alive when he was rushed to the hospital at 5 a.m. for internal bleeding due to fractures he sustained from the fall. He died more than an hour later.

Family driver Ariel Tolentino testified to the Mandaluyong City police that James's death may have been due to personal problems and depression.

"No suicide"

Toni Rose, who was not home when James fell, denied her son may have taken his own life.

She said James was using the computer and had the habit of going for a smoke in the veranda.

"Conscious pa siya, tapos nadala ko pa siya (sa hospital), and then sabi niya, 'Ma, I'm in pain,' sabi niya. 'Ma, I'm in pain,' ganoon siya ng ganoon," Toni Rose said.

"6:30 (a.m.) kanina bigla nalang siyang nag-flat line, kasi sabi daw, 'yon daw ribs niya ang pinakanatamaaan," she said.

Veteran actress Rosa Rosal said she could not believe the news on her grandson's death.

"Masakit sa amin, pero we have to face reality. Ang Panginoon ang nagbigay buhay sa atin, at siya rin naman ang puwedeng kumuha nito sa atin," Rosal said.

James is Toni Rose's son with businessman Monie Lim.

James's MySpace account bears a wallpaper of Jesus Christ, and the words "and the greatest of all these things is love."

His family now appeals to the public to respect their privacy in their time of loss.

James' remains have been cremated and a wake will be held at the Sanctuario de San Jose, in Green Hills, San Juan.

ABS-CBN News Channel

Friday, February 19, 2010

2010 Razzie Award Nominees - Dis(Honoring) Performances and Films from 2009

Action movies Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Land of the Lost share the dubious honor of earning the most Razzie Award nominations as chosen by Golden Raspberry Award Foundation voters.

The Transformers sequel and the big screen adaptation of the classic Saturday morning TV show each picked up seven nominations, including nods in the Worst Picture category.

Also feeling a lot of Razzie love was the second film of the Twilight series, New Moon. New Moon star Robert Pattinson picked up a nomination in the Worst Supporting Actor category, with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner joining him as nominees in the Worst Couple category. Even potential Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock didn't emerge from 2009 unscathed. Bullock earned a Razzie nomination in the Worst Actress category for her starring role in the box office bomb, All About Steve.

'Winners' will be revealed on Saturday, March 6, the night before the Oscars.

30th Annual Razzie Award Nominees
Worst Picture of 2009:
All About Steve
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Land of The Lost
Old Dogs
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
Worst Actor:
All Three Jonas Brothers, Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience
Will Ferrell, Land of the Lost
Steve Martin, Pink Panther 2
Eddie Murphy, Imagine That
John Travolta, Old Dogs

Worst Actress:
Beyonce, Obsessed
Sandra Bullock, All About Steve
Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie
Megan Fox, Jennifer's Body and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Sarah Jessica Parker, Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Worst Supporting Actor:
Billy Ray Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hugh Hefner (as Himself), Miss March
Robert Pattinson, Twilight Saga: New Moon
Jorma Taccone, Land of the Lost
Marlon Wayans, G.I. Joe

Worst Supporting Actress:
Candice Bergen, Bride Wars
Ali Larter, Obsessed
Sienna Miller, G.I. Joe
Kelly Preston, Old Dogs
Julie White, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Worst Screen Couple:
Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience
Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, All About Steve
Will Ferrell and Any Co-Star, Creature or "Comic Riff", Land of the Lost
Shia LaBeouf and Either Megan Fox OR Any Transformer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Kristen Stewart and Either Robert Pattinson OR Taylor Lautner, Twilight Saga: New Moon

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel:
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Land of The Lost
Pink Panther 2 (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
Twilight Saga: New Moon

Worst Director:
Michael Bay, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Walt Becker, Old Dogs
Brad Silberling, Land of the Lost
Stephen Sommers, G.I. Joe
Phil Traill, All About Steve

Worst Screenplay:
All About Steve, Screenplay by Kim Barker
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett
Land of The Lost, Written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, Written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
Twilight Saga: New Moon, Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg

Worst Picture of the Decade:

Battlefield Earth - (2000), Nominated for 10 RAZZIES® / “Winner” of 8 (Including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Yrs)

Freddy Got Fingered - (2001), Nominated for 9 RAZZIES® / “Winner” of 5

Gigli - (2003), Nominated for 10 RAZZIES® / “Winner” of 7 (Including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Yrs)

I Know Who Killed Me - (2007), Nominated for 9 RAZZIES® / “Winner” of 8

Swept Away - (2002), Nominated for 9 RAZZIES® / “Winner” of 5

Worst Actor of the Decade:

Ben Affleck - Nominated for 9 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 2 RAZZIES® Daredevil, Gigli, Jersey Girl, Paycheck, Pearl Harbor, Surviving Christmas

Eddie Murphy - Nominated for 12 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 3 RAZZIES® Adventures of Pluto Nash, I Spy, Imagine That, Meet Dave, Norbit, Showtime

Mike Myers - Nominated for 4 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 2 RAZZIES® Cat in the Hat, The Love Guru

Rob Schneider - Nominated for 6 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 1 RAZZIE® The Animal, Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo, Grandma's Boy, The Hot Chick, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Little Man, Little Nicky

John Travolta - Nominated for 6 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 3 RAZZIES® Battlefield Earth, Domestic Disturbance, Lucky Numbers, Old Dogs, Swordfish

Worst Actress of the Decade:

Mariah Carey - The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% of ALL Votes for Worst Actress of 2001 for Glitter

Paris Hilton - Nominated for 5 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 4 RAZZIES® The Hottie & the Nottie, House of Wax, Repo: The Genetic Opera

Lindsay Lohan - Nominated for 5 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 3 RAZZIES® Herbie Fully Loaded, I Know Who Killed Me, Just My Luck

Jennifer Lopez - Nominated for 9 “Achievements,” “Winner” of 2 RAZZIES® Angel Eyes, Enough, Gigli, Jersey Girl, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, The Wedding Planner

Madonna - Nominated for 6 “Achievements,”“Winner” of 4 RAZZIES® Die Another Day, The Next Best Thing, Swept Away

By Rebecca Murray, Guide

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kevin Smith: 'I'm never going on Southwest again'

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Southwest Airlines apologized a second time Monday to film director Kevin Smith for pulling him off a Saturday flight because of his size.

"We're very sorry for how his night unfortunately played out," Southwest said in a written statement.

The airline said it "could have potentially handled our communication better," but defended "the determination that Mr. Smith needed more than one seat to complete his flight comfortably."

The controversy is a public relations challenge for Southwest. The airline had the lowest rate of passenger complaints among U.S. airlines last year, according to a government report issued last week.

Smith -- known for his movie character "Silent Bob" -- began posting a barrage of angry messages on the online network Twitter, where he has 1.6 million followers.

He vowed in a recording posted on his Web site to "scorch the earth" with his complaints against Southwest.

"Dude, I know I'm fat," Smith said. "That's not why I was truly thrown off that plane because I fit perfectly in the seat."

Smith said he had no trouble buckling his seat belt and lowering his armrests.

"I am not fat enough to eject off a Southwest flight," he said.

He said he suspected he may have been bumped by an airline employee who did not like his comic films, which include "Zach and Miri Make a Porno," "Clerks" and the upcoming "Cop Out."

His goal is to force Southwest to change the way it deals with overweight passengers.

Southwest said it is listening.

"We want to assure everyone that has expressed concern over the situation that we will use this experience in our customer service program when training our employees on the correct way to apply the policy," the airline said.

The "customer of size policy" implemented 25 years ago requires "passengers that cannot fit safely and comfortably in one seat to purchase an additional seat while traveling," it said.

"If a customer cannot comfortably lower the armrest and infringes on a portion of another seat, a customer seated adjacent would be very uncomfortable and a timely exit from the aircraft in the event of an emergency might be compromised if we allow a cramped, restricted seating arrangement," the airline said.

"I can buckle that seat belt and that is a hallmark for any fat person," Smith said.

Smith did purchase two seats for the flight to Burbank, but he was allowed to board an earlier flight as a standby passenger, and only one seat was available on that flight.

The extra seat is not a necessity, he said, but a luxury because "Southwest flights are cheap."

"I'm flying on the welfare airline, food-stamp airline," he said. "So I think I can indulge myself with two seats, and I can afford to do it."

Although Southwest said airline executives have personally called him to apologize, Smith insisted Monday afternoon he's not gotten a call.

Although he bought 10 tickets on the airline in just the past week, he said "I'm never going on Southwest again."


Monday, February 15, 2010

Taylor Swift wins Grammy for album of the year

Country-pop star Taylor Swift won the Grammy for album of the year on Sunday for "Fearless," the best-selling release of 2009.

She beat nominees Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, and the Dave Matthews Band for the ceremony's top prize.

Mayer: 'I will always love Aniston'

Rocker John Mayer has confessed he'll always love ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston and regrets the fact he couldn't be a more mature lover for her.

The couple split in 2009 after a brief romance and Aniston is now reportedly dating Scottish actor Gerard Butler, but Mayer can't get the Friends star out of his head.

In a candid Playboy interview, the Daughters singer reveals, "I'll always be sorry that it didn't last. In some ways I wish I could be with her. But I can't change the fact that I need to be 32.

"Parts of me aren't 32. My ability to go deep with somebody is old soul. My ability to commit and be faithful is old soul. But 32 just comes roaring out of me at points when I don't see it coming... I don't want to pet dogs in the kitchen."

And he'll always have terrible memories of his split from the actress - because he felt like such a "villain" and spent the following week trying to avoid the media's interest in his love life.

He adds, "I had seen splitting up with her as akin to burning an American flag... I felt as though I'd done something wrong and was going to be punished for it.

"When the media picked up on it, it was the worst f**king week of my life... All I can remember is that I was about to lose my vision. My emotional tissue was about to tear."

He staged a showdown with reporters who had hounded him at the gym, and recalls, "I was on the verge of crying and also on the verge of punching someone."


Friday, October 16, 2009

Nicolas Cage sues ex-manager for "financial ruin"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Nicolas Cage filed a $20 million lawsuit against his former business manager on Friday, accusing him of negligence and fraud that sent the "National Treasure" star "down a path toward financial ruin."

Cage claimed that his recently-fired business manager had failed to pay taxes when they were due and had placed him in speculative and risky real estate investments "resulting in (the actor) suffering catastrophic losses."

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and first obtained by celebrity web site, Cage said he had now been forced to "sell major assets and investments at a significant loss" because of the actions of his business advisor and accountant over the past seven years.

The lawsuit said the advisor had also failed to alert Cage to the fact that his money was running out, and had over-extended his lines of credit with banks.

The former business manager, Samuel Levin, could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Cage, 45, is one of Hollywood's most prolific actors with more than 50 movies to his name, including an Oscar-winning role as an alcoholic in "Leaving Las Vegas" and action movies such as "Face/Off" and "Gone in Sixty Seconds".

Cage earned some $40 million last year according to and has six movies expected to hit theaters in the next two years.

He was recently hit with a claim for $6.6 million dollars in back income taxes, interest and penalties by U.S. authorities.

Cage said he did not realize the extent of his problems until September 2008 when he hired a new business manager. He asked for $20 million in damages, saying that his reputation has been "irreparably tarnished."

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, Married in a Secret Wedding

MANILA, Philippines After a year of engagement, celebrity couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo finally exchanged their “I dos" early Tuesday morning in a private wedding rites in a town in Batangas.

Kapuso host Suzi Entrata-Abrera said in a radio dzBB interview that Judy Ann and her boyfriend of four years tied the knot in a ceremony that started 6:30 a.m. in San Juan town in Batangas some 115 kilometers south of Manila.

“Sobrang ganda [ni Judy Ann]. Nagpalakpakan kami lahat. Naghiyawan kaming lahat. Para siyang diwata [She was so beautiful. We all broke into applause. She was like a fairy]," said Suzi, who had to skip today’s hosting job at GMA’s early morning show Unang Hirit to stand as a godmother for the couple.

Megastar Sharon Cuneta graced the aisle as the celebrity couple’s maid of honor. Also walking down the aisle was Judy Ann and Ryan’s adopted daughter, Johanna Lois or Yohan.

“Ang luha ng lola, talagang… Iyak siya ng iyak. Sobra siyang happy. Tapos si Ryan ang laki-laki ng ngiti niya [Judy Ann was in tears. She kept on crying. She was so happy. Ryan, meanwhile, wore a wide, wide smile]," Suzi said.

Only members of the couple’s families and their closest friends were invited to the white-emblazoned event. The couple’s parents attended the event, where Ryan’s brother stood as best man.

“Ginawa akong ninang kasi hinahangaan daw nila ang magandang pagsasama naming asawa [I was chosen to become a godmother because the couple apparently admired my relationship with my husband]," Suzi said, referring to her best half, Paulo Abrera.

The newly wedded couple and their guests then proceeded to a local resort for a breakfast reception. A second reception was to be held, still in Batangas, for invited guests who would be coming from Manila.

Lending their voices to the event were another celebrity couple songbird Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid, as well as singer actress Agot Isidro, who performed a song for the wedding march.

A separate report said security was tight in the area, with local authorities placing a cordon from the plaza extending to the church. Local residents flocked near the site after the couple were spotted arriving in the town last night in preparation for the big event.

South home

Earlier reports quoted renowned designer Paul Cabral as saying that Judy Ann had approached him to weave his touch on creating the actress’ wedding gown.

The couple had been keeping details of their wedding secret for the last few months, but reports started circulating and initially reported that it would be held some time in early May.

After the ceremonies, the couple promised to release photos of the wedding.

The couple had not only thought of southern Luzon as the venue for the wedding. Ryan, a native of Batangas, proudly shared in earlier interviews that they were considering purchasing a four-bedroom house south of Manila.


It was not immediately clear if Judy Ann’s longtime manager Alfie Lorenzo attended the event, but the latter had indicated he might be flying to the United States.

Judy Ann and Alfie, her talent manager for 20 years, had just gone out of a rift triggered by accusations that a certain “Atty. Agoncillo" had been “meddling" in the way how the actress' career had been handle.

Alfie also took seriously Judy Ann’s decision to exclude him in the planning stage of her wedding. - Mark MerueƱas, GMANews.TV


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Boyet Fajardo Bruhaha...

Last March 13, 2009, Filipino Fashion Designer Angelino Boyet Fajardo  (his RTW labels include Substance in SM department stores, Boyet Fajardo and Initials in Landmark and Robinson's department stores.) created a scene, to the shock and horror of shoppers and employees of Duty Free Philippines alike, when a cashier politely asked for his ID after presenting his unsigned credit card. This is a standard operating procedure applicable to all stores to verify ownership of the credit card and prevent fraud.


Suddenly, the designer reportedly got furious and, at the top of his voice, started berating the cashiers and managers of Duty Free Philippines. He might have thought a celebrated person like he is, with all his accolades and fame, has gone unrecognized by the cashier. A new well-trained casual worker who is carefully doing his job. The designer further shocked bystanders by cursing the people there with words such as *toink* and p...ina, while angrily expressing surprise why the people there did not recognize him.


Store managers and officers were sought to appease the matter, explaining to him that it is all included as a standard operating procedure in credit card payment for the safety, not only for the company but also his own. Ignoring all this, he pulled out his phone and threatened to call on high positioned government officials whom he allegedly knew, like doing a power-play to make these people realize how important he is. He went on saying "Mga *toink* kayo! Hindi niyo ako kilala? Ako si Boyet Fajardo! At itong p...ina na babaeng ito (pointing to a lady officer) at ang baklang ito (pointing to the cashier) ay walang kwentang mga tao! I want them fired!!!"


His yelling and berating went on and on. He cannot calm down and as he appeared to have bloodshot eyes, like that of a drunk person and or under an influence. He threw his passport on the cashier's face and later intentionally stepped on the cashier's foot to say "Ay sorry, di ko sinasadya!" He goes on to say, that only if the cashier kneel down before him and/or allow him to freely slap the cashier's face, may he get satisfied.


The ill-fated cashier, with all the onlookers, stood down and just gave in to what he probably thought would end the matter. Crying in shame he slowly knelt down and apologized (for actually doing his job) before this self-proclaimed GOD, perhaps for fear of losing his job. No slapping was made to the cashier's face but the incident landed a harsher and reverberating sound to the faces of the lesser people of this society.


Fortunately, his inhumane acts were caught on CCTV in which a portion was featured in YouTube.


The next day as hubby and I were traversing EDSA, we saw a big billboard bearing his name. He has Aljo Bendijo and Dan Fernandez as models for his suit line… we thought the same thing… good luck with that! Hehehe…