GMA Kapuso Foundation and ABS-CBN’s Sagip-Kapamilya and ABS-CBN Foundation both conducted a telethon to raise funds for the victims of the typhoon ‘Ondoy’. A lot of celebs volunteered to join the telethon
Some who attended the telethon of GMA were Lucy Torres-Gomez, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Isabel Oli, Michelle Madrigal, Mark Herras, Arnell Ignacio, Butch Francisco, Benjie Paras, Ynna Asistio and other starlets including Vivo Juano amd Princess. Kris Aquino who also pledged P50,000 to Kapuso Foudation led the telethon for ABS-CBN Foundation. Willie Revillame even added another million for the first 26 million they already raised as donations.
Both GMA Kauso Foundation and ABS-CBN Foundation are gaining positive response from millions of Filipinos around the nation. There are a lot of pledges in cash or in kind from our fellows. The telethon also accepts ‘pananawagan’ and calls for help and emergency.
Baron Geisler’s getting ecstatic about his new project with Kapuso GMA-7 network “SRO Cinemaserye: Suspetsa.” However, he clarified that this is only a special arrangement between TV stations that Direk Mario has cooked up for him and that it doesn’t mean he will go over the ‘fence.’
Baron is going to be together with Kapuso stars Paolo Contis, Jennylyn Mercado and Nadine Samonte in this specially crafted piece on your screens. He feels very comfortable about the casting, especially with one of his best buddies Paolo. Baron can’t deny how special he felt regarding the trust GMA gave him, in spite of intrigues, bad publicity and even the controversy he’s been into with ‘an act of lasciviousness’ filed against him by Patricia Martinez.
This is quite a positive ‘publicity’ this time for Baron, if it’s not enough for his off cam life then pretty well for his acting career. Baron is a good actor, not to mention his recently won breakthrough actor award with the indie film “Jay.”
Baron deserve this one when people around him gets to give it out of their recognition of such talent that he has. Though, his buddy Paolo’s right that he really should continue to keep his cool. That’s not too much to ask in exchange of a good publicity and a good company after all. 😉
GMA-7 has created a new talent search, “Are You The Next Big Star?” that will be hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and will premiere on May 16. This one is in exchange of the Kapuso network’s last singing search franchise Pinoy Idol, which will eventually be going back to TV5.
AYTNBS? has a different format where there will be a male and female grand winner, both winning P1 Million and an exclusive recording and management contract with GMA7. It will be co-hosted by Kempee De Leon and its Judges will be lined up with Danny Tan, Mon Faustino, Randy Santiago, Anne Quintos of The Company and Pops Fernandez.
Regine has always been spearheading singing contests for GMA Kapuso Network as a host and wants to stay that way and doesn’t want the pressure of being the judge herself. Though, sometimes judges do consult for her opinion, too. Contests like this pretty much reminds her of where she actually came from and how she emerged to be the big star right now.
So, would you like to follow on her footstep and not too afraid to fill in a really big shoe? Are You The Next Big Star? 😉
Geoff Eigenmann now shifts station from ABS-CBN to GMA Network. He just signed a 3-year exclusive contract and has now become a ‘100 percent Kapuso’ as he coined it.
Geoff supposedly has lots of offers from the Kapamilya Network. However, ABS-CBN right now has so many talents that eventually he’s bumped out of the scene.
The good thing about Geoff’s transfer is that he left the station in good faith without any hard feelings and no bridges to be burnt. Another good thing for him to miss is the friendship he has established with other Kapamilya stars.
He’s still finishing a horror film, “Estrella” with Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao and Jake Cuenca under Star Cinema.
But right now, Geoff’s proud and happy to be a Kapuso. Projects are on their way and the first will be SRO Cinemaserye, which is Obra before. Actually, he is also looking forward to have Heart Evangelista again as his leading lady (…who doesn’t want to? 😉 ).
JC De Vera just celebrated his 22nd birthday last night at Barrakz bar. It was a pretty happy moment for him that one of his presents is packaged with lots of projects for him as he stays with GMA Kapuso, finally.
JC De Vera is so much thankful that his career as an actor is taking off and that GMA 7 Kapuso has a big part of paving its way and creating his ‘name.’ JC and his manager Annabelle Rama met with Atty. Felipe Gozon and Annette Gozon Abrogar of GMA and settled past misunderstandings and agreed that JC will stay as Kapuso. They also talked about one of his upcoming sinenovela ‘Ngayon At Kailanman’ with Heart Evangelista.
It was hell of a party, dancing all night with friends like Iya Villania, Raymond Gutierrez, Paolo Paraiso, Bubbles Paraiso and Heart Evangelista. But what makes it a heavenly place for JC of course is really something special. Besides white Bose speakers for his iPod as a gift, Rhian Ramos never failed to make him happy.
Rhian is JC’s ‘special someone.’ During the hard times that JC went through while afloat waiting whether he’ll be renewing contracts or not, she came through and fill him with her immaculate presence (well at least, just to make it sound heavenly… 😉 ).