Saturday, August 27, 2011

Best MTV VMA Performances Of All Time

Tomorrow, August 28, will be the much awaited MTV's 2011 Video Music Award before putting so much buzz about this upcoming event, comes up with a very interesting list of 10 Best MTV VMA Performances of All time.
10. Rihanna - Distrubia/ Seven Nation Army (2008) = It's the 25th Anniversay of VMA's and Rihanna opened the show with her hit song Disturbia in a black leather outfit and spectacular performance.
9. Eminem - The Real Slim Shady/ The Way I Am (2000) = Eminem's performance is one of the VMA 2000's notable performances alongside with Britney Spears Satisfaction. Eminem performed his two singles The Real Slim Shady and The Way I Am, the performance began with Eminem's single The Real Slim Shady which started outside the Radio City Music Hall on 6th Avenue, Manhattan. Eminem continued his performance into the arena and was followed by multiple Eminem 'clones' wearing white tank tops and baggy jeans with dyed bleach blonde hair
8. Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me (2009) = Swift performed "You Belong with Me" , the same day in which Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech. She began the performance in a subway station, dressed in a brown trench coat and black beanie, and continued it in a subway, taking off the trench coat and revealing a red cocktail dress. Once the subway docked at a stop, Swift completed the performance atop a yellow taxi cab.
7. Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (2009) = Beyoncé performed her song Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) in 6 inch heels. Onstage, she performed her well-known choreography for Single Ladies with over two dozen female dancers dancing with her.
6. Madonna - Vogue (1990) = Madonna gave a memorable performance of her hit "Vogue," which featured Madonna and her dancers dressed in an 18th-century French theme, with Madonna bearing great resemblance to Marie Antoinette. The performance consisted of both a dramatic 18th-century reinterpretation of "Vogue" as well as her dramatically becorseted breasts.
5. Bon Jovi - Livin on A Prayer/ Wanted Dead or Alive (1989) = Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora turned out a legendary stripped down acoustic performance of the Bon Jovi hits "Wanted Dead or Alive & "Livin' on a Prayer," and in the process provided the inspirational spark for MTV Unplugged.
4. Madonna / Britney / Christina - Like A Virgin / Hollywood(2003) = Madonna portrayed a groom kissing her brides, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, on stage. The gender role-reversal and lesbian theme instantly made front page headlines. The three singers performed a medley of her early hit, "Like a Virgin", and her then latest release, "Hollywood", with a guest rap by Missy Elliott. The design resembled Madonna's performance of "Like a Virgin" at the 1984 VMA: the same wedding cake set, wedding dresses and "Boy Toy" belt worn by Madonna in 1984 now adorned Aguilera and Spears.
3. Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (2009) = Lady Gaga performed her song "Paparazzi" and shocked the audience when she appeared to bleed out on stage. It was actually a contraption in her outfit.
2. Britney Spears - I'm A Slave 4 U (2001) = Britney Spears gave another memorable performance when she took the stage to sing her new single, "I'm a Slave 4 U." Along with dancing in a very revealing outfit, the performance is probably most remembered for featuring the singer in a cage with a tiger and briefly dancing with a live albino Burmese Python on her shoulders.
1. Michael Jackson - Medley (1995) = Michael Jackson performed a medley of his main songs, some new songs including "Scream." Slash played guitar on "Black or White." I think, no one can beat MJ when it comes to giving remarkable performances.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Movie ReWatch #1 : Misery

I am such a big fan of Stephen King movies and "Misery" is one of my favorites alongside with The Green Mile and The Shining. Misery is one of the most respected horror films and simply untouchable. No one could ever replace Kathy Bates and her role as Annie Wilkes. She won an Academy Award for this.
The story is about the writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan) who became successful because of his novels involving the character of Misery Chastain. One day he was caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road. He was then rescued by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) and brought hi to her house. His legs were broken, making Paul a bedridden and incapacitated and Annie promised him that she will soon take him to the nearest hospital as soon as the road is open which was blocked by snow that time. Annie admitted that she is Paul's number one fan and she read all his novels.
She buys a copy of Paul's latest book, Misery's Child, but after learning that he has "killed off" Misery, Annie flies into a rage, almost smashing a table on Paul's head.
Annie Revealed that nobody knows where Paul is and most of them thought that he's dead. Paul tries to escape but Annie locked him inside. He even try kill Annie during a candlelit dinner but he failed. He asked Paul to burn his newest manuscripts and write a new one and bring her Misery back to live. During another escape attempt, Paul finds a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about his disappearance and Annie's past. He discovers that she was suspected and tried for several infants' deaths.

Meanwhile, the local Sheriff is investigating Paul's disappearance and visits Annie, prompted by discovering a quote she used from a Misery book during her trial years earlier. While there, he finds that Paul has been drugged and hidden in the basement. Annie shoots and kills him.Paul finished his book and requested Annie to give him a cigarette and a glass of champagne since it is his habit after ending a novel.
Annie gave him the cigar and a glass of champagne, and then he asked Annie to get another glass to join him drinking. When Annie returns, he sets the book on fire. She tries to put out the fire, but Paul hits her head with the typewriter. Annie shoots him in the shoulder and he lunges at her. During the ensuing fight, Paul trips Annie, causing her to land head-first on the typewriter. Annie lunges at him but he strikes her over the head with a small steel pig statue, killing her.

It was such an amazing movie and never get tired of watching it over and over again. This is when the movie is still innocent and not so daring. Kudos for Misery

Lea Salonga is Now a Disney Legend

Our Very own Lea Salonga is now a Disney Legend. She was recognized as one of the Disney Legends last Friday, August 19, at the D23 Expo. Disney Legend recognizes men and women who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. The honor is awarded annually during a special ceremony.
Lea provided the singing voice of two Disney "princesses": Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004).
She is the first one to sing the Oscar and Grammy Award winning song , A Whole New World and sung the original version of Reflection which was eventually recorded by Christina Aguilera.
Each honoree is represented by a bronze plaque; the plaque features the recipient's handprints and signature if they were living when named a Disney Legend.
Aside from Lea, there are also 11 more recipients of the said award including ; Jodi Benson (singing voice of Ariel from Little Mermaid), Paige O'Hara (the singing voice of Belle from Beauty and The Beast), Linda Larkin (the voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin), Anika Noni Rose (voice of Tiana from The Princess and The Frog) and more.
Here's a YouTube Video showing her acceptance Speech and Performance on the said event

TV Patrol is Nominated for 2011 International Emmy Awards

TV Patrol is nominated for the 2011 International Emmy Award for their "Manila Hostage Crisis" coverage.
According to Bruce L. Paisner, the academy's president and CEO, "the 2011 nominees offer unique perspectives from all parts of the world on the events that have shaped the year and touched audiences."
TV Patrol is anchored by Noli De Castro, Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon. The Manila Hostage Crisis occurred last year, August 23, 2010.
Disgruntled former senior inspector Rolando Mendoza of the Manila Police District (MPD) hijacked a tourist bus carrying 25 people (20 tourists and a tour guide from Hong Kong, and four Filipinos) in an attempt to get his job back. Negotiations broke down dramatically about ten hours into the stand-off, when the police arrested Mendoza's brother and thus incited him to open fire. As the shooting began, the bus driver managed to escape, and was shown on television saying "Everyone is dead" before being whisked away by policemen. Mendoza and eight of the hostages were killed and a number of others injured. The MPD's failed rescue attempt and gun-battle with the hijacker, which lasted for around 90 minutes, were seen by millions on live television and the internet.
There are total of 8 nominees for the "News and Current Affairs" category and the winners will be announced on September 28 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

TOP 10 Highest Grossing Local Films of 2010

John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga were both hailed as SM Cinema's Box-Office King and Queen. Their movie, My Amnesia Girl, topped the list of highest grossing local films screened from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 in all SM Cinema branches.
Here is the complete list of the highest grossing local films screened in all SM Cinema branches in 2010.
  1. My Amnesia Girl ( John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga)
  2. Miss You Like Crazy (John Llyod Cruz and Bea Alonzo)
  3. Here Comes the Bride (Eugene Domingo)
  4. Petrang Kabayo (Vice Ganda)
  5. Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote (Vic Sotto and Bong Revilla)
  6. Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To!) - Ai Ai Delas Alas
  7. Paano na Kaya (Kim Chui and Gerald Anderson)
  8. Babe I Love You (Sam Milby and Anne Curtis)
  9. Hating Kapatid (Judy Ann Santos and Sarah Geronimo)
  10. You to Me are Everything (Marian Rivera and Ding Dong Dantes)
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Most And Least Popular Celebrities

Based on the recently conducted Survey of Ipsos, a global market research company, according to a recent, 2,000 person poll, Betty White stands out as America’s favorite and most trusted personality, and the one whose endorsement of a company would be most likely to drive business while Paris Hilton (who recently hit Manila to promote her business) went down to be the most unfavorable celebrity along side with former "Two and a half men" star Charlee Sheen and Britney Spears.
Here's the Top 10 list of the Most and the Least Popular Celebrity

  1. Betty White - 86% Favorable
  2. Denzel Washington - 85%
  3. Sandra Bullock - 84%
  4. Clint Eastwood - 83%
  5. Tom Hanks - 81%
  6. Harrison Ford - 80%
  7. Morgan Freeman - 79% (tie)
  8. Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) - 79% (tie)
  9. Will Smith - 77%
  10. Johnny Depp - 76%
  1. Paris Hilton - 60% Unfavorable
  2. Charlie Sheen - 52%
  3. Britney Spears - 45% (tie)
  4. Kanye West - 45% (tie)
  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger - 44%
  6. Tiger Woods - 42%
  7. Kim Kardashian - 38%
  8. Mel Gibson - 33%
  9. Donald Trump - 31%
  10. LeBron James - 29%
I was quite surprised to See Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Least Popular list.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Woman In Black

Daniel Radcliffe is currently working on new film. Yup, he's done with his Harry Potter role and now bridging to a new acting genre. He will be the main star on the upcoming horror film entitled "The Woman in Black". It is a remake of the 1989 film of the same name and he will play the role of the young lawyer Arthur Kipps who leaves his son in London to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. He discovers a series of inexplicable accidents and suicides have forced the parents of her village to barricade their children indoors, as if protecting them from an unseen foe. When Arthur stays the night all alone at the Drablow’s foreboding house, he hears the screams of a drowning child and sees decaying children listlessly wandering the marshes. He will soon discover these haunting figures share the same date of death, and the same killer.
Here's the film's official trailer.

Katy Perry Ties With Michael Jackson

Katy Perry ties with the late Michael Jackson for being an artist to have 5 number one single in one album. Her "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" reached the top spot which became her fifth single to reach number one in Billboard's Hot 100.
The single jumped to the first spot from being the second last week.
The song is on its 12th week on the chart and 9th week for being in Top 10.
The song was written by Perry, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Bonnie McKee and was produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
As of August 17, 2011, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" has sold over 2,037,000 copies in the US.
This is a record breaking achievement for Katy Perry, making her the first female artist to send five singles to number one in the 2010s and became the first woman in the 53-year history of Billboard to take five singles from the same album to number one on the Hot 10. Congratulations Katy Perry!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Anne Curtis' Rajo Laurel Cut-out dress, Hot or Not?

Anne Curtis took the spotlight at the recently held Philippine Fashion ball. The event took place at the Peninsula hotel last Monday, August 15. Anne Curtise arrived with a shockingly See Thru out fit. She wore a daring Rajo Laurel cutout dress. The black gown had a turtle neckline and long sleeves which makes her really stunning that night. She complement her dress with earrings from Jul B. Dizon and toted in one hand a white clutch purse from Chanel. So guys, it's up to you, is she hot or not?

"Sa Ngalan Ng Ina", The final Title of Nora Aunor's Drama Series

"Sa Ngalan ng Ina" is said to be the final title of the first ever drama series starring the Superstar Nora Aunor in TV 5. From Doña Negra, the title was changed to "Madre De Familia" and eventually went down to "Sa Ngalan ng Ina" as the final title of the said show.
The confirmed Casts so far would be Eula Caballero, Eugene Domingo, Rosanna Roces (who will be the antagonist of the show) and Christopher De Leon.
This is a much awaited Show and I'm sure a lot of people especially the so called Noranians will definitely follow the show.

Russel Armstrong Found Dead

Russel Armstrong was found dead on Monday night (August 15), at his home on Mulholland Drive in West Los Angeles. Russel Armstrong is the spouse of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong. The department is treating his death as a suicide, but an official determination will be confirmed on Wednesday after further examination. Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded.
Russell had been featured alongside Taylor on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and their relationship woes were documented on the show. Taylor filed for divorce from Russell last month. The couple tied the knot in 2005 and has one daughter, Kennedy, 5.

Paulo Avelino is Now A Kapamilya

Paulo Avenlino is the newest addition to those StarStruck Alumni who transferred to another TV Station. He is now a Kapamilya. It is officially confirmed now after all those rumors. He just signed a 2 year contract with ABS-CBN on August 15. He was last seen in GMA on a top rated afternoon drama, Alakdana which is top billed by Loiuse Delos Reyes and in a Cinemalaya Entry entitled "Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa"
What do you think about Paulo's decision to transfer to a rival station?