SHOWBIZ WEDGE: Nadine Lustre, Maureen Wroblewitz talk of the town; Manny Pacquiao, Jake Zyrus fall down

Four showbiz personalities topped the Philippines’ social media list as the most-talk-about stars last week. These newsmakers have made different impacts to showbizlandia; but who among them emerged as this week’s biggest losers and respectable winners? Find out here on Showbiz Wedge! At The Top Nadine Lustre FHM Philippines recently announced Nadine Lustre as the country’s sexiest woman after running a monthlong poll on their official Facebook page. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Nadine thanked all her fans who supported and voted for her to …

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BY THE NUMBERS: Ika-6 Na Utos’ slow and victorious climb to the top

“The afternoon teleserye that tramples the heavyweight in daytime programming.” Who would have thought that the mighty noontime show whose appeal, dominance and influence spans decades, will be trampled by an untested pairing in a usual afternoon teleserye. Yes, “Ika-6 Na Utos” did that, dethroning long-time daytime leader “Eat Bulaga!”. But what does this cliche storied teleserye got to achieve that privilege of reducing “Eat Bulaga!” to the runner-up position? The slow and steady run. “Ika-6 Na Utos” had a slow but steady climb to the …

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LOVE AT FIRST LIKE: Celebrity Couples Who Found Love Through Social Media

It’s always fun to hear the stories of how celebrity couples met, whether it was at an awards show, while on tour or through mutual friends. You might be shocked to find out which one of your favorite actors met his love while inside a condominium’s elevator. But, as technology becomes a bigger influence in our lives every single day, it’s not surprising that lots of celebrity couples are actually starting to meet through social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram – nothing is off limits! To be …

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K SPOTTED: Nadine Lustre and Kim Domingo, this year’s Sexiest and the Runner Up

The jury has decided: Nadine Lustre is 2017’s FHM Sexiest Woman While her fans triumph, there are others who believe that the runner-up deserves it more Few days ago, FHM Philippines hailed the new Queen of Sexy. 23-year-old Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre landed at the number 1 spot with 491,039 votes in the men’s magazine’s poll. On June 29, they have officially awarded her the plaque of recognition as the 2017 FHM Sexiest Woman today. However, what Nadine considers as an “achievement,” bashers see as a swindle. The …

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SHOWBIZ WEDGE: “Mulawin Vs Ravena” becomes an instant dog food for hungry wolves, vampires of “La Luna Sangre”

Who would have thought that ABS-CBN would release its third installment for its ‘Moonstone’ franchise? Well, the strong debut of “La Luna Sangre” became the newest headache of GMA Network. “Mulawin VS Ravena” and “My Love from the Star” figuratively became instant dog foods of the hungry wolves. Obviously, Kapamilya stars emerged as the winners of this week’s Showbiz Wedge because of the instant success of “La Luna Sangre”. But who among these Kapuso stars faced the catastrophic supremacy of this third Moonstone franchise? Let’s …

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BY THE NUMBERS: How “La Luna Sangre” bites competition?

ABS-CBN’s fangs are still sharp as its latest fantaserye “La Luna Sangre” bites hard to the top. On Monday, June 19, 2017, ABS-CBN premiered one of its strongest brands, the sequel to hit fantaseryes “Lobo” and “Imortal”; “La Luna Sangre”. A continuation of the Vampire-Werewolves drama, “La Luna Sangre” promised to not only replicate its predecessors’ success but possibly overtake it as it offers its story to the younger millennials. And indeed, the long wait for the sequel was definitely worth it as “La Luna …

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ON MY RADAR: Things You Ought To Know About Your Favorite Stars

Most celebrities weren’t exactly born into fame. And one thing is for sure, they were probably never 100% sure of achieving success until it happened. So then if you’re an actor or a musician, you should always have a plan B, right? This is why a lot of these famous people have some talents one could never imagine, considering what they are already known for. When you’re famous, little is left to the imagination and often your personal life is found out. For this week, …

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SHOWBIZ WEDGE: Heart Ramos and Justin Quilantang — GMA Network’s new sources of headache

Two years ago, the entire Philippines was under the spell of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. It does not matter whether they are good in acting or not. Filipino wants to feel the kilig. That’s all! But now, their pabebe wave has no effect to majority of Filipinos at all! Pinoy viewers want to see more precise and rigorous acting skills from the actors. In this column, we will discuss the actors that charmed the Pinoy audience and how a certain love team like AlDub …

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BY THE NUMBERS: The Ivy Aguas Effect

“Revenge has never been this wild”. Basing from that line, one cannot deny how fierce and controversial Maja Salvador’s latest teleserye Wildflower is. And indeed based on how it was received by the Televiewers, the Ivy Aguas Effect is real. Not only did the story tells about Ivy Aguas’ (Maja Salvador’s character) revenge for her family against the Ardientes, it also showed ABS-CBN’s revenge on the pre-primetime timeslot which was formerly lorded by GMA Network. Trashing Willie Revillame’s Wowowin Before its premiere, Television’s pre-primetime programming was …

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SHOWBIZ WEDGE: Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, Kathryn Bernardo, Barbie Forteza – Who’s up or down?

Social media has brought another inspiration and entertainment to its opinionated netizens. This week, actresses Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis emerged as their top two inspirations. Meanwhile, the Kapamilya and Kapuso young stars, Kathryn Bernardo and Barbie Forteza, received criticisms online. How did Angel and Anne win the heart of the netizens and why did these cybernauts lambasted Kathryn and Barbie? Ladies and gentlemen, bear with me as I elaborate the actions of these four actresses that made the most-talked-about personalities this week. Up Above …

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