Tuesday, August 30, 2016

JaDine for Cosmopolitan and Cosmomen Sept. 2016

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Love team and real-life sweethearts Nadine Lustre and James Reid (JaDine) are on the covers of Cosmopolitan Philippines and Cosmomen September 2016 respectively.

JaDine for Cosmo PH Sept 2016

Nadine looks sexy in her all white outfit for Cosmopolitan while James shows his abs on both the two cover versions of Cosmomen.

Meanwhile, the tandem is seen weeknights as lead stars of ABS-CBN's "Till I Met You" which premiered on Monday, August 29.

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Image: Twitter / cosmo_ph

Iya Villania gives birth to a healthy baby boy

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Iya Villania-Arellano has given birth to a healthy baby boy on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at the Medical City. The baby is her and Drew Arellano's first born whom they named Antonio Primo.

Antonio Primo Villania-Arellano

Drew took to social media Tuesday afternoon to post the first photo of his son on the internet. Proud father. Who wouldn't be, anyway?

The couple tied the knot in January 2014 after years of being in a relationship.

Iya recently took a leave from "24 Oras" and "Taste Buddies" to prepare for the coming of Antonio Primo.

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Image: IG / drewarellano

Suspension of Classes - August 30, 2016 (Tuesday)

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Local Government Units (LGUs) in some parts of northern Luzon have announced suspension of classes on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, a day after National Heroes' Day, a public holiday in the Philippines.

Classes were cancelled because of the heavy rains brought about by the southwest monsoon that affect northern and central Luzon.

Heavy rains are expected to affect the Bataan, Babuyan Islands, Batanes, Benguet, the Ilocos Region, and Zambales where flashfloods and landslides may occur.

Here are the areas with no classes on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016:

Pre-school to High School:

  • Benguet
    • Mankayan
    • Tuba
  • Pangasinan
    • Burgos

Pre-School to Elementary:

  • Baguio City
  • Benguet
    • Bokod
    • Kapayan
    • Kibungan
    • La Trinidad
    • Tublay
  • Pangasinan
    • Calasiao


  • Benguet Province


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Paolo Ballesteros gets emotional over 'Die Beautiful' - Poster & Trailer

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Paolo Ballesteros got emotional as he posts the teaser for "Die Beautiful" on his Instagram account. The Jun Lana-directed independent film is his first starring role. The movie also showcases his talents in "transformations" that he has shown the world through social media.

Die Beautiful - Poster

"Can't help but feel emotional, teary-eyed (talaga o baka baha ng luha) seeing this film and Trisha come alive," he wrote in the caption of the teaser.

The 33-year-old actor and TV host first transformed in the public eye through "Eat Bulaga's" mock beauty pageants where he wowed everyone with his very feminine looks once made up as a woman. He eventually tried doing his own make-up since his transformations became frequent, and transforming into the faces of famous local and international celebrities became a forte.

"Its hard enough to be the lead in a film, much more to play such a character (blisters from hours and hours of packaging tape, packaging tape for junjun) and to do your own makeup transformations (and adjust it yourself on set infront of the camera at 3am in the morning)," he recalled the pains he went through while shooting the film.

It was a happy experience, however, for him especially that the people he worked with gave their heart and soul for they were inspired with the story that the world will soon see.

"It was always a happy set. Too happy that i was always looking forward to the next day of filming. Its because Everyone (From direk Jun to utility) gave his heart and soul to this film. Endured everything because Everyone was inspired with what a beautiful story we have to tell. To Everyone thank you (alam nyo na mga mem). We can't wait to show you our Beautiful film. World Premiere soon," he wrote.

Check out the teaser of "Die Beautiful" below.

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Image: IG / pochoy_29

Monday, August 29, 2016

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2016 list of winners

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Winners of the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 were announced during the ceremonies that was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, August 28. Beyoncé's groundbreaking visual album "Lemonade" won eight Moonmen, including Video of the Year for "Formation."

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Beyonce attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

Beyoncé was also one of the performers and she surprised with a jaw-dropping "Lemonade" medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album.

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winner Rihanna dazzled with a career-spanning four-act performance – including an electrifying opening dance medley and a trio of stirring ballads to close – before accepting the VMAs highest honor with a heartfelt tribute by Drake.

The following is a complete list of VMAs 2016 winners:


Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas




Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter


Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Director: Emil Nava


Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Director: Director X


Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X


Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas


twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Director: Andrew Donoho


Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Director: Emil Nava


Beyoncé – Lemonade




Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)”




David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue


Beyoncé – “Formation”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia


Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas


Beyoncé – “Formation”

Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed


Beyoncé – “Formation”

Editor: Jeff Selis


Coldplay – “Up&Up”

VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

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Image: viacom.com

Cloie Syquia Skarne wins Miss Earth Sweden 2016 title

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Cloie Syquia Skarne, Gabby Concepcion's daughter with Jenny Syquia, dreamed of representing Sweden in the Miss Universe 2016. In the Miss Sweden pageant that took place Sunday night, however, the beautiful half-sister of KC Concepcion was given the title Miss Earth Sweden and will be the country's representative in the next Miss Earth pageant.

Cloie took to Instagram to post a photo of herself being crowned, captioning it with words of thanks to those who have helped her get that far.

Cloie Syquia Skarne

"I'm MISS EARTH SWEDEN 2016!," she wrote. "Thank you to those who have supported me and believed in me. I would not have been who I am today without you."

The reigning Miss Earth is Philippines' Angelia Ong. Will Cloie be the next one to wear the crown?

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Image: IG / cloiesyquia

Sunday, August 28, 2016

'The Voice Kids PH 3' winner named - Joshua Oliveros is grand champion!

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The finals of "The Voice Kids Philippines" season 3 aired live from Resorts World Manila on Sunday, August 28, 2016, with the top three kids singing their power ballad songs for the votes of the viewers.

The Voice Kids PH 3 coaches and finalists

They already did two performances each during the Saturday night episode - duet with their coaches and upbeat numbers - and the voting lines were opened until 12 midnight. The votes they got last night will be added with the votes they will get when the voting lines are reopened tonight to determine the new grand champion of "The Voice Kids PH" season 3.

Here's a glimpse of the votes from last night:

T - 44.84%

V - 24.82%

K - 30.34%

On with the live show, it was FamiLea's Joshua Oliveros who took the stage first. A video shown before his performance revealed that he was able to meet his mother for the first time courtesy of the the show. That definitely helped in bringing out those emotions when he sang Yeng Constantino's "Salamat" which was a very heartfelt rendition.

Team Sharon's Antonetthe Tismo was the second to perform. Regine Velasquez's "Pangako" was arranged especially for the performance and it showcased the young artist's vocal range. Coach Sharon Cuneta even stood up with delight during the mid part of the performance and continued cheering for Antonetthe up until the end. The megastar's husband, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, and her daughters Frankie and Miel also gave the performance a standing ovation.

Justin Alva of Kamp Kawayan was the last to perform. He did a beautiful acoustic arrangement of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know?" and it was very heartfelt. Coach Lea Salonga even commented that Justin will definitely have a career whatever happens in the competition. His coach Bamboo Mañalac, however, said that he may have a career waiting for him but he's still very deserving to win.

The voting lines were re-opened after the performances. Voting lasted for a few minutes, for a whole commercial break, and was closed again before guests Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were introduced. The love team were promoting their movie "Barcelona: A Love Untold" which is showing September 14.

The grand champion of "The Voice Kids PH" season 3 will receive 1 million in cash and another 1 million in trust fund from H&M, a house and lot from Vista Land, and a recording contract, among others.

Garnering the highest number of combined text votes of 38.07%, FamiLea's Joshua Oliveros was named the grand champion of "The Voice Kids PH" season 3.

Here's the final tally of votes:

Joshua Oliveros - 38.07%

Justin Alva - 25.24%

Antonetthe Tismo - 36.69%

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