Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Repost From Glenda Villena of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Will SexBomb Girls turn Kapamilya on 'Price is Right'?

By Glenda Villena, For Yahoo! Southeast Asia Friday January 7, 2011 01:49 am PST

It was surprising to see Joy Cancio, choreographer and talent manager of the all-girl group SexBomb Girls giving a 'sample' of her dance antics in ABS-CBN's "Showtime" last Tuesday, January 4.

"Showtime" airs on the same noontime slot as "Eat Bulaga," the show that launched Sex Bomb as a dance group. Due to their daily exposure on the longest running variety show, the group gained a huge following and emerged as one of the most famous female dance acts in the country. The group also released several hit songs, such as "Spaghetti," "Halukay Ube," and starred in their own TV series, "Daisy Siete."

They have been instrumental in the first automated national elections in May last year because of their instructional jingle, "Bilog na Hugis Itlog." Popular group members include Rochelle Pangilinan, Jopay Paguia, and Aira Bermudez, who was recently part of GMA-7's "Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition."

Cancio's presence on the Kapamilya noontime show immediately sparked rumors that the group will transfer to ABS-CBN and become part of the upcoming local version of "The Price Is Right," which will be hosted by Kris Aquino.

Cancio dismissed the rumors but admitted she had sought to communicate with ABS-CBN to check if her talents can work for the Kapamilya network.

"Wala pong katotohanan yun kasi ngayon lang po talaga ako tumawag (sa ABS-CBN). Sabi ko na sana matulungan akong mabigyan ng trabaho yung bagong grupo ko. Wala pa po, actually ngayon pa lang po ako makikipag-usap," Cancio clarified in an interview with ABS-CBN's "Showbiz News Ngayon" (SNN) on Thursday, January 6.

Late last year, reports claim that Cancio's ties with "Eat Bulaga" had gone sour because the noontime show on GMA 7 allegedly cancelled an opening number which she and her group prepared for that day. "Daisy Siete," on the other hand, had been cancelled.

The SexBomb Girls had been dismissed from "Eat Bulaga" years back for boycotting the program due to an internal tussle with the show's producers. This led to the creation of a replacement dance group on the show, EB Babes, whose members were culled from a talent search. After its reconciliation with the show's producers, the SexBomb Girls were allowed back to the show, but only to alternate with the EB Babes on certain days.

Since then, the group's appearances on the program have been scarce.

Photo by Christian Garcia, NPPA Images


Glenda Villena is a showbiz writer and proud mommy blogger who enjoys sharing precious moments with daughter Magi.

Reposted From Glenda Villena of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Repost From Glenda Villena of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Wedding bells for Roxanne Guinoo

By Glenda Villena, For Yahoo! Southeast Asia Thursday January 6, 2011 08:00 pm PST

Almost a year after bravely admitting her unplanned pregnancy, Roxanne Guinoo will marry her non-showbiz partner, Filipino-Chinese businessman Angelo Elton Yap.

Darla Sauler, head writer of ABS-CBN's "The Buzz," tweeted an image of the wedding invitation confirming that the ceremony is indeed fast approaching.

"Yay! Eto na ang invitation para sa kasal ni Roxanne Guinoo! Ilang araw na lang pala!!!" Sauler said.

The wedding, according to reports, will happen on January 23, 2011.

Prenup shots

Last December 19, a joyful Roxanne tweeted "Had r pre nup pictorial, thank you lord! I feel so complete. U gave me a wonderful family,loving in laws elton, sofi, and baby reine."

The shots which were captured by Bobby delos Santos of Redfox Photography showed a beautiful and radiant Roxanne together with her dashing groom to be. The soon to be bride has brought back her pre-baby figure just barely four months since giving birth to daughter, Reine Eliana.

A wedding a year in the making

Roxanne's early pregnancy did not escape the prying eyes of showbiz observers and the public especially when she formally admitted her condition through "The Buzz" at the height of her career.

Through it all, the actress faced the world unscathed, protected by the love of her family and friends. She proudly revealed how her partner Elton proposed marriage in an interview conducted by Boy Abunda on "The Buzz" early last year.

"Hindi po yung kagaya ng iba na.. Siguro dahil may sitwasyon kami ngayong siguro gumugulo sa 'min, may ibang tao na, yan, nagkakalatan ng mga issue, mas naramdaman ko po yung importansya dahil kailangan na natin i-ano e... Sa problema na kumukakalat na hindi pa namin alam kung pano i-aannounce... Mali 'to sa paningin ng tao, nauna ang bata, sa 'min hindi parang na-feel ko parang lahat ng babae dream na mauna ang proposal, still hindi ko na po ineexpect na magpropropose pa siya and then sinurprise niya ko so naramdaman ko na mas napakaimportante ko nga talaga sa buhay niya na hindi 'to gagawin dahil kailangan dahil may bata, gagawin natin pa rin 'to dahil gusto natin," Roxanne said.

Months after, the Sunday entertainment talk show interviewed Roxanne two days after giving birth. The then new mom expressed her feelings towards marriage.

"Ang marriage hindi madali. And hino-hope lang namin sana masurvive namin yung married life. Prinapray namin na sana makayanan namin lahat ng obligation namin bilang magulang."

Sources say that the Roxanne-Elton wedding was a year delayed due to superstitious belief, called in local culture as "sukob," that discourages family members to marry on the same year due to bad luck. Angelo's sister reportedly tied the knot January of 2010.

Resposted From Glenda Villena of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Repost From AFP

No-sex zone threatened after Philippines scandal

A sunset on the famous beaches of Boracay island in the Philippines, where sex may be banned after a television crew filmed two naked couples apparently making out in public. The ABS-CBN television network said it filmed the apparently Western couples at 2:00 am on New Year's Day, prompting the local mayor to threaten a "no sex" rule
Slideshow: Faces of Asia PH

MANILA (AFP) - – Philippine authorities may ban sex on the world-famous beaches of Boracay island after a television crew filmed two naked couples making out in public on New Year's Day, the local mayor said Thursday.

The clip showed one pair apparently having sex on the beach and the other locked in a passionate kiss in the water, with the woman's bare breasts clearly shown above the waterline.

The ABS-CBN television network said it filmed the apparently Western couples at 2:00 am on New Year's Day following a large beachside party on Boracay to usher in 2011.

"We're thinking of a 'no sex on the beach' (rule) so the other tourists would not be scandalised," John Yap, mayor of Malay town that has jurisdiction over Boracay, told ABS-CBN in an interview posted on its website this week.

Yap said authorities were aware of the sensitivities of the devoutly Roman Catholic nation.

"It's an isolated case and quite difficult to control but, if police had seen them, they would have been arrested for public scandal," he said.

In a brief phone call with AFP on Thursday, Yap confirmed the quotes.

Filipina film star and talk show television host Ruffa Gutierrez, who said she was vacationing with her two young children at Boracay over the New Year, expressed disgust at the holiday makers' over-exuberance.

"I don't want my children to be doing those things (public sex acts) one day," she told ABS-CBN.

"For me, it's just not right."

Boracay draws about 650,000 tourists every year, or about 22 percent of the country's total visitor traffic, according to tourist ministry data.

Reposted From AFP

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Repost From AFP

Fright likely killed thousands of birds in Arkansas

Blackbirds fly over an irrigation canal in California. Fright likely killed thousands of birds which dropped onto a small town in Arkansas, officials said.

CHICAGO (AFP) - – Fright likely killed thousands of birds which dropped onto a small town in Arkansas, officials said Monday.

As many as 5,000 birds began falling over the small town of Beebe shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve.

"We right now are pretty confident that the trauma is what caused the die-off," said state veterinarian George Badley.

A local resident reported hearing about 20 loud booms Saturday night -- which could have been fireworks or a cannon to get rid of nuisance birds -- and saw a huge flock of frantic birds when he went outside.

"He could hear the blackbirds fluttering around -- he could hear their wings and he could hear them hitting into things," Badley told AFP.

Blackbirds have poor night vision and they were likely killed because they banged into houses, trees and each other in their fright.

However, the state is conducting further tests to make sure the birds were not poisoned or diseased, Badley said.

It was not a good weekend for wildlife in Arkansas.

About 80,000 to 100,000 dead fish were found floating in the Arkansas River about 100 miles away from Beebe a day before the birds were killed.

Officials believe they were killed by disease because only one species -- drum fish -- was affected.

"We did something wrong, didn't we," joked Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission.

Stephens said it's possible that a tornado which whipped through Arkansas and killed three people Friday morning may have had something to do with the bird deaths.

Reposted From AFP

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Repost From ABS-CBN News

Jewel: Leaving GMA-7 a long, tedious process

Jewel: Leaving GMA-7 a long, tedious process

MANILA, Philippines – New Kapamilya talent Jewel Mische has admitted that it took a long time for her to decide to leave broadcast network GMA-7.

Mische told “The Buzz” in a live interview Sunday that it was not an overnight decision, but she had to do it especially since she wanted to re-start her career.

“Nagdaan ako sa proseso ng panalangin and gusto ko talagang magsimula. Kung minsan kapag gusto mong magsimula, kailangan bago lahat, bagong kapaligiran, bagong tao, bagong kapamilya,” she said.

Although it was a long, tedious process, she said she was happy that no one, even her former bosses, opposed her decision to make the big move.

She said she was grateful to the management of her former station for “giving that freedom to choose what I think would be best for me.”

At her new network, Mische expressed her “joy and gratitude” for the heartfelt welcome, care and respect.

“’Yong mga taong nakasalamuha ko na, they made me feel so good at sobrang palagay ang loob ko na magiging maayos ang lahat,” she said.

Mische is set to be paired with Gerald Anderson in her first television series on ABS-CBN.

She considers the team up as “a big thing.”

She also made an appeal to all fans of the Anderson-Kim Chiu love team. “Sana maintindihan nila kasi po nagtra-trabaho lang po ako. Unawain at tanggapin at parang tulong sa akin dahil nagsisimula ako.”

She added that it will be “very challenging” to work with John Lloyd Cruz, and “interesting” to be paired opposite Piolo Pascual.

She also wants to work with Coco Martin, Derek Ramsay and actresses Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo, Chiu, Angelica Panganiban, Shaina Magdayao and Toni Gonzaga.

Reposted From ABS-CBN News

Sunday, January 2, 2011

ARepost From Catherine Dean For Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Sandara Park shares how she spent New Year

By Catherine Deen, For Yahoo! Southeast Asia Saturday January 1, 2011 05:36 pm PST

Fresh from the successful comeback of her girl group 2NE1, Sandara Park uploaded a New Year’s greeting with a photo of herself and her brother Thunder of idol group MBLAQ.

Sandara, who is known in the K-Pop world as the queen of me2day, a Korean social networking website, greeted and thanked her fans for their support in 2010. She also asked them to continue supporting her fellow YG artists as well as her brother Thunder. Sandara’s message, which was originally posted in Korean, is translated as follows:

“What’s up?!? It’s the last day of 2010!!! ^^ Thank you for loving us so much this past year! With a bow!!! (__) Please look fondly not just on 2NE1 but YG Family and even Dara’s brother Thunder in 2011! ^_^; Photo with Thunder, who I met yesterday! Se7en-hyung took the photo for us! ^0^”

Sandara with brother Thunder

Sandara shared how she spent her New Year in her next me2day post saying:

“Yoohoo! Have a blessed new year~!!!^.^ Today, I greeted the new year with many of my fellow older and younger singers and fans. It was my first time greeting the New Year in this way! I feel so good. It was fun! This year, let’s all be healthy and happy! Sleep well! Good night! ^.^”

Sandara truly knows how to endear herself to her fans as she shares a lot of her personality and private life with them through me2day. Her brother, Thunder, is a member of MBLAQ, which is set to release an album on January 10.

Photos courtesy of Sandara Park’s me2day


Catherine Deen is a wife and mother. She lives, eats and breathes Korean music, cuisine, telenovelas, and pop culture. You can visit her personal website here

Reposted From Catherine Dean of Yahoo! Southeast Asia


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