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Eva Noblezada is Kim in Miss Saigon Revival; Rachelle Ann Go Lands 'Gigi' Role

Posted on November 22, 2013 | 11:32 PM

Newcomer Eva Noblezada got the most-coveted role of Kim in the West End revival of worldwide hit musical Miss SaigonThe 17-year-old half Filipino is a student at the NorthWest School Of The Arts in her native Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eva Noblezada is Kim in Miss Saigon Revival

According to The Daily Mail, Noblezada was spotted by Broadway casting director Tara Rubin when she attended an awards show in New York for U.S. high school singers. Eva, according to the same report reminded Mackintosh of the then 17-year-old Lea Salonga, who played Kim in the original production.

Meanwhile, Rachelle Ann Go was given the role of the hardened bar girl Gigi, which was originally portrayed by fellow Filipina Isay Alvarez. Rachelle will get to sing Movie In My Mind, one of the show’s most outstanding songs.

Another Filipino, Jon Jon Briones is also in the cast of Miss Saigon's West End revival. He bagged one of the most important roles as the Engineer. Other members of the cast include Alistair Brammer as Chris, Hugh Maynard as John, and Tamsin Carroll as Ellen.

The new production of Miss Saigon will be directed by Laurence Connor. The show will open at the Prince Edward Theatre in London on May 3, 2014 in time for the musical's 25th anniversary celebration.

Check out Eva Noblezada's singing prowess in the video below.


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Glee Season 5 Premieres September 26; Tackles Cory Monteith's Death in Third Episode (Teaser)

Posted on August 17, 2013 | 12:18 PM

Phenomenal musical TV series Glee will return on its fifth season starting September 26. The first teaser for the upcoming season was released Friday, just over a month after the passing of Cory Monteith who plays Finn Hudson.

Glee Season 5 Premieres September 26; Tackles Cory Monteith's Death in Third Episode (Teaser)
According to reports, Glee will deal with Finn Hudson's death in the new season's third episode (scheduled October 10 before the show's hiatus for the baseball postseason) and will also pay tribute to the actor who played Finn, Cory Monteith, who died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol last month.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy said in a recent interview that it was very difficult to work straight for the 5th season after Cory's tragic death, especially that they will have to tape for the first two episodes—tribute to legendary band The Beatles—which should be fun and optimistic as planned.

So how will the show tackle Finn Hudson's death?

He told Deadline: "There were a lot of things that we had to decide—how are we going to deal with his death? At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose—that was something we had considered."

"But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that. Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, 'This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'" 

"We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around. We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving," Murphy added.

"Once again with feeling, drama, passion... Are you ready to go once again," said the first teaser of Glee season 5 (watch below).


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Charice Wants to Return to 'Glee' as the Gay Sunshine Corazon

Posted on August 12, 2013 | 7:01 PM

International singing sensation Charice said that she wanted to return to the hit American musical TV series Glee in a gay role. Charice had a guesting stint in the second season of the said show as the Filipina exchange student Sunshine Corazon.

Charice Wants to Return to 'Glee' as the Gay Sunshine Corazon

In an interview with ABS-CBN Hollywood correspondent Yong Chavez, Charice revealed that one of her biggest wish is to return to the hit US TV show Glee

"Definitely. I would still love to play Sunshine. Very open, sobrang inspirational, dahil totoo," said Charice, who has always admired how the show supported LGBT issue even before she had that guesting stint in Season 2.

Charice came out as gay on national TV just recently and she appreciated how her fans stayed loyal to her. 

Charice is currently in Hollywood to honor some commitments. While in Los Angeles, she told her US management team that she would like to audition for Hollywood movies and TV shows.

"Yun 'yung unang-unang sinabi ko sa kanila na gusto kong gawin. Kasi parang nahihilig din ako sa acting. But this time I want to play weird na roles. Seryoso, lagi nila akong pinagtatawanan na gusto kong maging serial killer, ganyan," she explained.

Charice will return to the Philippines after finishing her engagements in the US to start promoting her "Chapter 10" album. The said album talks about the new chapter in her life. 

One of the songs in the album, Unexpected Love, which Charice co-wrote with The Voice US semi-finalist Cheesa Laureta, is dedicated to her girlfriend Alyssa Quijano.

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Naya Rivera Debuts Single 'Sorry' Feat. Boyfriend Big Sean (Lyrics and Audio)

Posted on August 11, 2013 | 12:53 PM

Glee star Naya Rivera collaborated  with boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, on her very first single titled Sorry. The said song debuted on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 FM on Friday (August 9).

Naya River and boyfriend Big Sean [Photo courtesy of Hollywoodlife.com]

The 26-year-old artist, who plays Santana Lopez in the hit Fox musical TV series Glee, thanked her supporters on Twitter after the hashtag #nayapower trended within hours of the release of the single on radio. "This was a good day for all of us and I can't thank you enough for your support," she tweeted.

"Sorry is an upbeat killer of an R&B song that makes you think about early 2000s jams from huge stars like Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige. And there’s something about Naya singing that she’s not sorry about stealing another girl’s man that is so fun and cool," described Hollywood Life.com.

Naya Rivera and boyfriend Big Sean started dating in April. Listen to their first collaboration, Sorry (lyrics below).



Naya Rivera ft Big Sean Sorry lyrics

[Hook: Naya Rivera]
Sorry, I’m not sorry
Cause I’ve been rolling round, shut it down, lady
Bagged him up, now he’s my baby
Sorry, I’m not sorry
Yeah, you had your fun now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his number one lady
S-O-R-R-Y, S-O-R-R-Y
Yeah you had your fun, now it’s done, crazy
Lookin’ at his number one lady

[Verse 1: Naya Rivera]
I don’t really know much about you
But it’s clear you know my name
So I guess all I can tell you
Is that I don’t have much to say
If you used to be the one
Well I don’t know s**t about it
I don’t know s**t about it
But I know you are mad about it
He loves the way I put it down
Starstruck on what he found
You wish that it played out different
Yeah I know it sucks, girl
I’m so…

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Naya Rivera]
Now you showing up at his house
Looking like a hot mess, honey
I think it’s time for you to cut it out
Tryna save you from looking funny
I guess until you find somebody
You’re a hashtag and pity party
Party, party, party, party
All I gotta say is, I’m so…

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Big Sean]
You’re now rolling with the all-time high, never satisfied
Forever getting paid off what money can’t buy
Oh, my girl so fine that you scared to tell her “hi”
She a all-around ten like a high five
And we ain’t fall in love, we skydive
I always get off when she’s on, she’s there
I’m gone, I call her “fine”, she call me “Sean”
And I love ‘em quarter G, quarter freak
Quarter Puerto Ric, quarter sweet
Honolu-lulu out on the beach
South of France me and my Mona Lis’
Bon appétit, mon ami

[Hook]

[Outro: Naya Rivera]
Amber, Brittany, Tiffany
Sorry he belongs to me
Heather, Ashley, Stephanie
Sorry it just wasn’t meant to be

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Cha-Cha Cañete, Team Philippines Big Winner at 17th WCOPA 2013 in Hollywood

Posted on July 25, 2013 | 9:28 AM

Child star Cha-Cha Cañete from the hit kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit” took home two medals at the recently concluded 17th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) that took place in Hollywood, California. The competition ran from July 12 to July 21.

Beverly Caimen and Cha-Cha Canete at WCOPA in Hollywood

Earning much praise and recognition, Cha-Cha’s talent wowed the crowd and judges as she performed in five different categories during the prestigious competition. Just at the young age of eight, she was awarded silver medals for her performances of “The Climb” and “Climb Every Mountain” in the Pop and Gospel categories, respectively.

Aside from Cha-Cha’s success at WCOPA, Team Philippines proved to be a fierce competitor, besting representatives from over fifty countries.

Team Philippines’ Beverly Caimen won the highest recognition of “Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World”, while Aldeza Ianna de la Torre was also proclaimed “Junior Grand Champion of the World”—earning the Philippines a grand slam, winning the highest titles in both divisions. Beverly and Ianna also won as “Grand Champion Vocalists of the World” in their divisions.

Success for the country doesn’t stop there, as the title of “Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World” went to the Gollayan Sisters, and Reynaldo Gorospe, Jr. won as “Grand Champion Male Model of the World”—taking home the gold as the Philippines’ first ever representative to compete in the Modeling Category.

Team Philippines at 17th WCOPA

Even more—singing sensation Jed Madela, who was the first Filipino to win a grand slam as “Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World” and “Senior Grand Champion Vocalist of the World” in 2005 was inducted this year into WCOPA’s legendary Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Pinoy Dream Academy scholars Chivas Malunda and Laarni Lozada are included in those who brought home medals.

With all the country’s wins from its top talents, Team Philippines’ National Director, Gerry Mercado, took home a much-deserved award as “3rd Best National Director”.

A total of 29 members of Team Philippines took home awards in various categories, with 43 Gold, 38 Silver, and 26 Bronze awards. The team also received four Industry Awards.

The Philippine Team for WCOPA is led by WCOPA International Director Annie Mercado, WCOPA-Philippines National Director Gerry Mercado and the official talent scouts Charie Vega and Lito Napolitano from the Philippines, Royce Pellerin from Japan, and Dr. Molina from Saudi Arabia.

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Taylor Lautner Coming to Manila this August for Bench

Posted on July 21, 2013 | 12:35 PM

Hollywood actor Taylor Lautner will be coming to Manila, Philippines this August courtesy of local lifestyle brand Bench. The Twilight star announced the visit himself in a video posted by Bench, Friday.

Last month, Taylor Lautner shot a new campaign advertisement for Bench which is directed by Anthony Mandler, music director of Rihanna's Diamonds" and the director of such acclaimed music videos of Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble, Nicki Minaj's Starships, and Beyonce's Irreplaceable.

Taylor Lautner hot for Bench newest campaign

Bench revealed that Taylor's campaign ad as the newest Benchsetter is one of the most memorable international campaigns by the brand ever, which features the 21-year-old actor in energetic action scenes shot in a warehouse in East LA.

One of the hottest young stars in Hollywood and proclaimed #2 among the sexiest men of 2010 by Glamour magazine, Taylor Lautner joined the ranks of Liam Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Jessica Sanchez, Joe Jonas, Lucy Hale, Michael Trevino, Korean superstar Lee Min Ho and Super Junior Siwon and Donghae as Bench international endorsers.

Just like these famous international Bench brand ambassadors, Taylor will be coming to Manila to honor his contract and it will happen sometime this August 2013. The exact date and details of Taylor's visit will be announced soon.

Are you excited to see the world's most famous werewolf, Taylor Lautner, in the flesh? Here's Taylor looking forward to seeing you in Manila this August.



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Glee Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

Posted on July 14, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday, several reports have confirmed. He was 31.

Cory Monteith Dead at 31
Cory Monteith (May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013)
"We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss," said his publicist, Melissa Kates.

According to reports, Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson in the hit musical TV series Glee, was found dead at noon on the hotel's 21st floor. He checked into the hotel on July 6, and was expected to check out on Saturday. When he missed his checkout time at noon, hotel staff went to his room and found him.

The cause of Cory's death is still undetermined but Vancouver police said that there was no indication of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled on Monday to find out the reason for the Glee star's passing.

Police said that Cory had several guests on his hotel room at one point Friday night. However, hotel surveillance video caught him returning to his room alone early Saturday morning.

Cory Monteith admitted his struggles with substance abuse since he was 13. Early this year, he spent time in a rehab, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in April. Vancouver police would not confirm yet whether any drug paraphernalia was found in his room nor this has something to do with his death.

Meanwhile, Glee executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Co. has released a statement on Cory's death.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

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Goin' Bulilit's Cha-Cha Cañete to Represent PH at WCOPA in Hollywood

Posted on July 5, 2013 | 7:58 PM

Hollywood’s “Olympics” in the world of Performing Arts is set to run this July 12 until July 21, and one of the Philippines’ very own young talents, Cha-Cha Canete, has been selected to compete in the Junior Division of the 17th World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA).

Goin' Bulilit's Cha-Cha Cañete to Represent PH at WCOPA in Hollywood

Cha-Cha, only eight years old, is a mainstay of ABS-CBN’s award-winning comedy program “Goin’ Bulilit” and of the Anak TV awarded “Biyaheng Bulilit” on Studio 23. Aside from her rising presence in the entertainment industry, Cha-Cha is also a consistent honor student from Diliman Preparatory School. She is currently in the 3rd grade.

In the upcoming WCOPA, Cha-Cha will be representing Team Philippines as a solo vocalist in not just one but in five different categories—namely the Broadway, Pop, Gospel/Inspirational, Open and Original categories. She will be the youngest contestant to represent the country in the competition.

When asked about her upcoming participation, she said, “I’m excited yet nervous, since this is the first competition that I’ll be joining…and in Hollywood at that.” The other things that this trip to the U.S.A. may hold are also stirring up much anticipation for the young star. “I’m also looking forward to see Disneyland and Universal Studios,” said Cha-Cha.

The WCOPA is the only premier international talent competition of its kind held annually in the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, California. Participants from over 50 countries will be joining this year’s staging of the competition.

Cha-cha’s stint in this year’s WCOPA is made possible by Camella Homes and Moose Girl.

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Jennifer Hudson Signs as American Idol Judge: Report

Posted on May 25, 2013 | 10:57 AM

American Idol alumna Jennifer Hudson has reportedly signed a contract to be a judge in the upcoming 13th season of American Idol. 

Jennifer Hudson to judge American Idol Season 13

According to E! News, the 31-year-old Hudson has already finalized a deal to sit as one the judges in American Idol Season 13 which is set to start auditions in July. Jennifer Hudson is one of the most successful Idol alumni. Although only finished seventh in the show's 3rd season way back in 2004, Jennifer went on to win awards at the Grammy and Oscars both as a singer and as an actress.

Reports also said that American Idol plans to have an all-alumni three-person judging panel in season 13, a revamp which aims to highlight its capability to produce top-selling recording artists. The producers are considering seating its first ever winner Kelly Clarkson and another alum which may either be Season 8 runner up Adam Lambert or Season 2 runner up Clay Aiken.

Veteran judge Randy Jackson (who has been a judge since the very first season) already announced during the season 12 finale that he will be leaving the show. His season 12 co-judges, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj are also reportedly not coming back for season 13.

According to E! News, The "superstar-alum" theme is aimed at reclaiming some of Idol's lost viewership. American Idol has suffered a serious competition from The Voice in the past two years and recent data showed that the Fox reality singing competition has hit its lowest viewership in the last season which crowned Candice Glover as winner in a historic all-girl Top 5.

Do you think American Idol will bring back some of its lost glory with an all alumni judging panel?

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American Idol 2013 Winner: Candice Glover Wins AI Season 12

Posted on May 17, 2013 | 10:03 AM

Finally a girl won American Idol after six long years. On American Idol Season 12 finale held May 16 (May 17 in Manila), Candice Glover inherited Phillip Phillip's crown and was hailed American Idol 2013 winner.

Candice Glover, American Idol 12 winner performing her coronation song I Am Beautiful

Candice Glover is the fifth girl to win Idol in the historic season 12 where all boys were eliminated before the opposite gender. It was also the first girl vs girl American Idol finale since season 3 (way back in 2004) and the first to crown a female winner since Jordin Sparks in 2007. The singer from St. Helena, South Carolina beat Texas' Kree Harrison in the finals held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The American Idol Top 2 sang three songs each on the finale performance night—Simon Fuller's choice, their coronation song and the contestant's favorite song of the season. Candice's performances of Adele's Chasing Pavements, I (Who Have Nothing), and her coronation song I Am Beautiful were highly praised by the judges.

Candice helped co-write I Am Beautiful which was perfectly tailored not only to her vocal range and style but also with her Idol background story which mostly arc on self-esteem.

Check out Candice Glover's American Idol 12 coronation song I Am Beautiful performance:


Photo courtesy of Americanidolnet.com
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Teaser: Jessica Sanchez as Frida Romero on Glee Season 4 Finale (All or Nothing)

Posted on May 7, 2013 | 7:17 PM

After being introduced in the "Lights Out" episode of the hit Fox musical TV series Glee, Jessica Sanchez now takes the spotlight as Frida Romero, a member of Hoosierdaddies, one of the rivals of the William McKinley High School's New Directions at the show choir regionals competition.

Jessica Sanchez performs as Frida Romero

In "Lights Out" episode aired April 26, Jessica as Frida Romero was described by Will Schuester as as diva with a voice that can fill an arena. In the Glee season 4 finale which airs May 9, Jessica Sanchez will be singing Zedd’s Clarity and Little Mix’s Wings, the studio versions of which are now available for download in iTunes.

Jessica Sanchez as Frida Romero on Glee Season 4

Check out the teaser for Glee season finale below featuring Jessica Sanchez as Frida Romero. Meanwhile, Jessica's debut album is now released (click here to listen to the album's tracks).



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One Direction 3D Movie 'This Is Us' Poster Unveiled

Posted on April 20, 2013 | 8:01 AM

In what has become a frenzied digital search by 1D fans, One Direction and Sony Pictures unveiled the official movie poster for their upcoming 3D film, One Direction: This Is Us. The poster includes an amazing array of fan-submitted photos from around the world.

One Direction - This Is Us Movie Poster

Paying tribute to those that helped catapult the band to success, the poster’s backdrop is a mosaic made up of thousands of Little Things – the fans themselves. Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded the official site and submitted photos since February in the hopes that their snapshot will be featured in the movie poster.

The tribute poster also “comes to life” when fans use their smart phones to scan the Zapcode on the poster unlocking an augmented reality experience and exclusive video content of the band. The Zappar app is free and available for download in the App Store or Google Play.

A digital version of the poster, which will include even more fan photos within the mosaic, will launch online in early May at http://www.1dthisisus-movie.com/. Participants will be able to locate and share their photo across multiple social networks.

The movie is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), and will hit theaters in the U.S. and the Philippines on Friday, August 30th.

One Direction – Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – were discovered by Simon Cowell on the U.K.’s “The X Factor” in 2010. The band quickly gained a following to become one of the competition’s all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut album, “Up All Night,” made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group’s debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band has sold over 29 million records worldwide. In November 2012, One Direction released their sophomore album, “Take Me Home,” which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young,” and are currently on a sold-out world tour.

Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Morgan Spurlock, and Ben Winston are producing the film. Executive Producers are Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Doug Merrifield, Jeremy Chilnick, and Matthew Galkin.

Follow @1DThisIsUs on Twitter for exclusive updates about the movie. The official movie account on Twitter will announce news using the hashtag #1DThisIsUs.

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Jessica Sanchez is Frida Romero on 'Glee' Season 4

Posted on April 16, 2013 | 2:00 PM

American Idol 11 runner up Jessica Sanchez will be playing the role of Frida Romero in her two-episode arc in the hit Fox musical TV series Glee.

Jessica Sanchez is Frida Romero on 'Glee' Season 4

According to reports, Jessica's Glee role as Frida Romero will be introduced in the "Lights Out" (4x20) episode which will air on April 25. Frida is a legendary singer from a rival high school that will give the 'New Directions' a run for their money.

In Glee Wikia, Frida Romero is described as the lead vocalist of glee club Hoosierdaddies from Indianapolis, which will be up against New Directions in the show’s regionals competition. Reports said that Jessica Sanchez will be singing Clarity by DJ Zedd (feat. Foxes) for Glee’s season finale airing on May 9.

To get her fans excited, Jessica even tweeted the lyrics of the song which goes "If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy."

Contrary to early reports, Jessica will not appear on the May 2 episode (4x21) "Wonder-ful," a tribute to legendary singer Stevie Wonder. Meanwhile, below is the official music video of Clarity by DJ Zedd (ft Foxes) to give you an idea of what Jessica will be performing on Glee's season finale.



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Video: 'The Wolverine' International Trailer (2013)

Posted on March 31, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Check out the latest international movie trailer of The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman. The movie is a stand alone epic from the X-Men universe revealing the untold story of Wolverine, the most iconic of mutants.

Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine

"Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before."

Directed by James Mangold, The Wolverine opens July 25 (3D) in Philippine cinemas. Watch the international trailer of The Wolverine below.



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American Idol 2013 Top 8 Results Show: Devin Velez Eliminated

Posted on March 29, 2013 | 9:14 AM

Devin Velez gets the boot on  the Top 8 Elimination (Results Night) of American Idol Season 12, March 28 (March 29 in Manila). Devin, who sang his rendition of Tracks of My Tears on last night's performance show got the lowest number of votes and apparently, was not saved by the judges.

Devin Velez (second from left) is eliminated in American Idol 12 Top 8 results show, March 28

Devin, who has always been part of the bottom group was joined by Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos in Ryan's stools tonight.

Before Devin was escorted out of the Idol stage, we were treated with the performances of returning American Idol alums Katherine McPhee (who sing with One Republic) and Colton Dixon. Idol judge Keith Urban also brought the house down.

Last night, the American Idol 2013 Top 8 gave us another spectacular, singing the Motown classics. With this theme being done almost every season, we of course would always expect Smokey Robinson being the guest mentor. 

Of last night's performances, it was Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Angie Miller's I'm Gonna Make You Love which stood out and then there's Amber's Lately performance which earned her a standing ovation from the judges. The boys' trio of Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos was just helpless after judge Nicki Minaj lash out on them for their very poor rendition of I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).

Next week, the safe Idol contestants Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb along with Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos will be back on the Idol stage to sing for your votes. Who will be eliminated next week? As this early, a girl to girl finale is almost 100% sure.

Photo courtesy of Americanidolnet.com
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Sarah Geronimo Nominated in World Music Awards 2013

Posted on March 27, 2013 | 8:43 PM

Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo scored three nominations at the 2013 World Music Awards. Sarah is the only Filipina singer nominated in three different categories: World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Live Act and World’s Best Entertainer of the Year.

Sarah Geronimo Nominated in World Music Awards 2013

According to its official website, the World Music Awards started in 1989 honoring the best-selling recording artists from every continent. 

"There is no jury involved and the Awards truly reflect the most popular artists as they are determined by the actual fans who vote and buy the records. The national member groups of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) provide the organization with the names of the best-selling artists from the major territories," it said.

Sarah's World Music Awards nomination is another big achievement for the Filipina singer-actress. Just recently, she was nominated in the Favorite Asian Act category of the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (KCA)

Meanwhile, Sarah Geronimo will be up against Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, to name a few, in the World’s Best Female Artist category.

In the Best Live Act category, she will be pitted against Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Kpop group Shinee, and Celine Dion, among others. She will also be competing against Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, and Ne-Yo in the Best Entertainer of the Year category.

You can vote for Sarah in all the categories she's nominated by clicking the respective category link above. Once in the voting page, just click for Sarah's photo and your vote will be counted.

Support our very own Sarah Geronimo!

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Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 Winners: Sarah Geronimo Loses to Han Geng

Posted on March 24, 2013 | 5:34 PM

The 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards happened March 23, 2013 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. One Direction and Kristen Stewart emerged as big winners clinching two awards  each. 

The UK boy band won Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song (What Makes You Beautiful) while Kristen Stewart took home the Favorite Movie Actress (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2) and Favorite Female Buttkicker (Snow White and the Huntsman) awards.

Nickelodeon Kids' Coice Awards 2013 Winners; Sarah Geronimo Loses to Han Geng

Meanwhile, our very own Sarah Geronimo lost to Chinese star and former Super Junior member Han Geng in the Favorite Asian Act category. Last year, it was Charice who won the award on its debut in KCA.

Here are the winners of the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:

TELEVISION
Favorite TV Show
Victorious

Favorite Reality Show
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

FILM
Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)

Favorite Movie Actress
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)

Favorite Animated Movie
Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)
MUSIC
Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer
Katy Perry

Favorite Song
“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)

SPORTS
Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick

OTHER CATEGORIES
Favorite Villain
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)

Favorite Book
The Hunger Games series

Favorite Videogame
Just Dance 4

Favorite App
Temple Run

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Jessica Sanchez Returns on American Idol Stage this March 21

Posted on March 19, 2013 | 7:26 PM

American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is set to return on American Idol this Thursday, March 21(Friday morning in Manila) for the American Idol Season 12 Top 9 results show.

Jessica Sanchez Returns on American Idol Stage this March 21

The Fil-Mexican will debut her new single Tonight with Ne-Yo on American Idol. Her debut album "Me, You & the Music" will be released this May and is also available for pre-order on iTunes starting March 21. Jessica will also show her debut cover of MEGA Magazine to the world (check out her MEGA January 2013 cover here).

Aside from the release of her album in May, Jessica will also appear on the Fox hit musical TV series Glee the same month. Jessica will play a legendary singer from a rival high school and is set to appear on Glee's May 2 episode and the season finale on May 9.

Below is MEGA magazine's press release indicating the return of Jessica Sanchez on the Idol stage:

"MEGA, the Philippines’ best fashion magazine, is proud to have Jessica Sanchez on the cover of the January 2013 issue, and her first ever at that. The Season 11 runner up is coming back to American Idol and this time as a full-fledged artist, performing alongside Ne-Yo for her upcoming single and at the same time showing her debut cover of MEGA Magazine to the whole world. 

Jessica’s new album, “Me, You and The Music,” is out in May and according to her she was pretty much involved in the creation of the project. She claims that this is where she will be able to show her new and improved self – Jessica Sanchez 2013.

Be sure to catch her on American Idol on March 21, 2013, 6PM only on ETC.

MEGA Magazine is a prestige publication of One Mega Group."

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Video: Jennifer Lawrence Trips, Falls in Accepting Oscar Best Actress Trophy

Posted on February 25, 2013 | 2:59 PM

Actress Jennifer Lawrence tripped on stairs and fell on her way accepting the 2013 Oscars Best Actress award for her performance as a young widow in Silver Linings Playbook. 


Jennifer lawrence trips and falls on her way accepting her Oscars Best Actress trophy [Photo: Getty Images]

The 22-year-old actress received her very first Oscars trophy on Sunday, February 24 (Monday morning in Manila) after being nominated twice. Click here for the complete list of OSCARS 2013 winners.

Jennifer Lawrence, fondly called JLaw, is wearing a huge, white couture by Dior and her dress might be too long (or the stairs must be just slippery) for her to trip and fall. The star of The Hunger Games however managed to get up and give her acceptance speech with pride afterwards.

"You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing. But thank you," Jennifer told the Oscar crowd who just gave her a standing ovation.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar tripping moment below:



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Oscars 2013 Winners Revealed; Argo Wins Best Picture

The 85th Academy Awards (Oscars 2013) happened February 24 (February 25 in Manila) at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California hosted by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. 

The Oscars 2013 [Photo: Getty Images]

Life of Pi won the major technical awards including Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score. Anne Hathaway sealed a grand slam after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as Fantine in Les Miserables. 

Meanwhile, Daniel Day Lewis became the first man to win three Oscar Best Actor trophies with his win over portraying the former US President in Lincoln. The Best Picture award goes to Ben Affleck's Argo, the first movie to win Best Picture without its director even getting a nomination since Driving Miss Daisy in 1990.

Here is the list of winners of the 2013 Oscars:

Best Picture
Argo

Best Director
Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Actor
Daniel-Day Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Original Screenplay
Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo

Best Animated Feature
Brave

Best Foreign-Language Film
Amour (Austria)

Best Original Song
Skyfall, from Skyfall

Best Documentary Short
Inocente
Best Original Score
Life of Pi

Best Documentary Feature
Searching For Sugarman

Best Film Editing
Argo

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina

Best Art Direction/Production Design
Lincoln

Best Makeup
Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Best Sound Mixing
Les Miserables

Best Sound Editing (Tie)
Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Short
Paperman

Best Live-Action Short
Curfew

The Oscar winners are chosen in secret ballots by some 5,800 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and handed out before an audience of 3,300 guests and tens of millions more watching around the world on television.

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