ABS-CBN acquires rights to FPJ Film Library

The late Fernando Poe Jr. or FPJ, dubbed as the King of Philippine Cinema for many reason, had the charm, acting prowess, and the heroic guy appeal to succeed as a movie superstar. But more than that, he espoused positive moral values and honorable characteristics throughout his film career that he broke the conventions of a typical celebrity and endeared himself to the Filipino masses.Widely regarded as a cultural icon, film legend, and the hero of the masses, FPJ was a well-loved character on- and …

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Herbert Bautista, Dennis Padilla, Long Mejia, Andrew E. and Ogie Alcasid unite for one ‘ultimate throwback’ comedy movie treat for moviegoers of all ages in “Raketeros”

Five of the most popular comedians of the 90’s namely, Mayor Herbert Bautista, Dennis Padilla, Long Mejia, Andrew E. and Ogie Alcasid unite for one ‘ultimate throwback’ comedy movie treat for moviegoers of all ages, “Raketeros” that will hit cinemas nationwide on August 7 (Wednesday). Part of its continuing 20th anniversary celebration, Star Cinema distributes “Raketeros,” which is produced by Heaven’s Best Entertainment and directed by another music and comedy icon of the 90’s Direk Randy Santiago. “Raketeros” shares the adventures and misadventures of a …

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ABS-CBN’s “Be Careful With My Heart” beats all six primetime shows of GMA Network

Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap’s hit romantic-comedy series “Be Careful With My Heart” has become a worldwide phenomenon that local and global Filipinos are watching it on air through ABS-CBN and online via iWanTV.com.ph. Its impressive nationwide TV ratings even surpassed GMA primetime shows. Based on the data last Thursday (July 25) from Kantar Media that cover urban and rural homes nationwide, “Be Careful With My Heart” garnered 23% national TV ratings, besting all six primetime shows of GMA namely, Binoy Henyo (10.3%), 24 …

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GMA News and Public Affairs’ State of the Nation Address (SONA) coverage tops overall television household ratings on July 22

GMA News and Public Affairs’ comprehensive live coverage of President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) topped overall television household ratings on July 22 based on overnight data, according to the industry’s leading ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Anchored by GMA News pillars Mel Tiangco and Mike Enriquez, GMA-7’s live coverage bested rival network ABS-CBN in National Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM), Urban Luzon, and Mega Manila ratings. GMA-7’s “SONA 2013” scored an average household rating of 12.8 percent …

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What triggered the showbiz couple Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil to call it quits?

ABS-CBN’s entertainment talk show, “Showbiz Inside Report” will air this Saturday (July 27) an in-depth report on the controversial break-up of international singing sensation Billy Crawford and actress-singer-VJ Nikki Gil. After almost five years of being together, what triggered the showbiz couple to call it quits? Meanwhile, “Showbiz Inside Report” will also feature the memorable birthday surprise of Bea Alonzo for her boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo and the ‘SIR-tified’ exclusive interview with Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas, who just came back from her vacation in the …

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RJ Padilla’s surprise ‘act’ in live show stuns fans

After Daniel Padilla, another member from the Padilla clan of actors is finding his way into the world of show business, and with his stance and manner of speaking that is typical of a “Padilla,” he is starting to show signs of being the next “Bad Boy of Philippine Television.” Showbiz newcomer RJ Padilla is Robin Padilla’s nephew and Daniel Padilla’s half brother.  He is the son of Rommel Padilla, elder brother of Robin and Bebe Gandanghari. Recently, the 24 year-old kapuso actor astounded the …

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More intense vocal showdown starts in the much-awaited ‘Battles’ round of “The Voice of the Philippines”

The artists’ voices have been heard.   The coaches’ chairs have already turned. This Sunday (July 28), a more intense vocal showdown will start as all 52 artists compete and level up in the much-awaited ‘Battles’ round of the country’s top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show “The Voice of the Philippines.” After coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga complete their teams of 13 artists each, the artists who belong to the same team must then face off in the Battle stage for …

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Star Cinema Managing Director Malou Santos receives the CEO Excel Award given by the IABC Philippines

Star Cinema Managing Director Malou Santos was recently awarded for her outstanding communications mastery and brilliance in the 2013 Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO Excel) Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines. As Star Cinema celebrates its 20th anniversary, Santos was recognized and praised by the prestigious award-giving body for her strategic and effective use of communication in the mission of ABS-CBN’s movie arm to share stories of inspiration and hope to all Filipinos. “Communication is the heart and soul of …

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