Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Triplets, Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz & Tina Paner, Reunite On Stage For A Concert At The Music Museum On September 8, Friday

 MANILYN REYNES, Sheryl Cruz and Tina Paner were known in the heydays of “That’s Entertainment” in the late 80s and early 90s as the Triplets. They made several movies for Regal then they went their separate ways, getting married, having children. Early this year, they were reunited in the hit GMA-7 romcom, “Meant to Be”, which ran for six months.

Their fans clamored for them to have a concert together, so they’re now giving in to the requests of their followers with a concert called “Triplet” (based on the original title of the album they made for Ivory Records then), to be held at the Music Museum on September 8, Friday, directed by Frank Mamaril and with Gerry Matias as musical director. Their special guests are the JEYA Boys of “Meant to Be”: Ken Chan, Ivan Dorschner, Jak Roberto and Addy Raj.

Will they also invite their former ka-love teams to be a guest in their show? “Why not?” says Tina, who’s producing the concert with Sheryl’s Striking Star Production. “If they don’t want to perform, kahit manood lang sila.”

Tina is identified with two leading men then: Ramon Christopher and Cris Villanueva. Sheryl has only one perennial partner: Romnick Sarmenta. It’s Manilyn who has several ka-love team: Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid and Keempee de Leon, but she married someone who’s not a ka-love team at all, Aljon Jimenez.

Of course, you can expect them to sing their respective hit songs, some of which have already been revived by other stars. Manilyn’s “Sayang na Sayang” has been revived by Sheryn Regis and a boyband. Sheryl’s “Mr. Dreamboy” was used in a movie and her “Sabi Ko na Nga Ba” was revived by Sandara Park. Tina’s “Tamis ng Unang Halik” was also used in a teleserye and has been covered by Sharon Cuneta and Juris. “But we will also sing the latest hits today for the millennials,” says Manilyn. “Kasi ang mga anak namin, puro millennials.”

Mane has three sons: Kyle is 21, Kirk is 15 and her youngest is only 6 years old. Sheryl’s daughter, Ashley Nicole Bustos, is 16 years old and just returned from visiting her dad in the U.S. Tina’s daughter, Luisane Kristiel, is 14 years old. They say all their kids sing like them. “Magkukumare kaming tatlo sa mga anak namin,” they happily declare. When asked about how old they are now, they didn’t hide it. Tina just turned 46 last August 1, Mane is 45 years old and Sheryl is the youngest at 43.

Among them, Mane is the only one who stayed put in Manila and continued her career. Sheryl lived in the U.S. for a while where she got a college degree in liberal arts at the City College of San Francisco. Tina lived in Barcelona for 11 years where she lived a simple life as a private person.

Sheryl and Tina are just too happy that they were able to resume their showbiz careers when they chose to return to Manila. In their concert, they have a special tribute for the later German Moreno. “Of course, malaki ang utang na loob namin kay Kuya Germs dahil nabuo ang friendship namin sa ‘That’s Entertainment’ kaya I’m sure matutuwa siyang makita uli kaming nagpe-perform nang magkakasama,” they say.

Get your tickets for the “Triplet” concert at the Music Museum or at Ticketnet.

Heart Evangelista Feels Blessed & Honored To Be Chosen By GMA-7 To Star In The Ground-Breaking Primetime Show, 'My Korean Jagiya', Co-Starring Korean Actors

HEART EVANGELISTA is so touched at the presscon of her new primetime show when GMA-7 prepared a special video for her acknowledging her 19th year in showbiz, telling her that she will forever be their Jagiya, or darling. She considers it an honor to be chosen by GMA-7 to star in the ground-breaking TV series, “My Korean Jagiya”, the first collaboration between Filipino and Korean stars that is partly shot on location in Seoul, Korea. It will start airing this Monday evening to replace “I Heart Davao” that concludes tonight.

“Ang daming Pinoy fans ngayon ng things Korean, from their music to their Koreanovelas at gustong-gusto ring bumibisita sa famous tourist spots in Korea,” says Heart. “So this endearing romcom is dedicated to them. I play a bubbly girl named Gia, short for Guadalupe Immaculada Asuncion, a Korean grade school tutor na isang hopeless romantic at avid fan ng K-drama. I come from a family of old maids at tinutukso kong ako na ang magiging next old maid sa family namin, but may boyfriend ako of five years, si Edgar Allan Guzman, na akala ko, magpo-propose na sa’kin ng marriage pero may mangyayaring big surprise! Big fan din ako ng isang Korean superstar, si Kim Jun Ho, played by Alexander Lee, at gustong-gusto ko siyang makita nang personal, kaso bigla siyang nawala sa limelight at the height of his career kaya I’m wondering whatever happened to him.”

As luck would have it, she was given by the school where she works the chance to go to Korea on a
scholarship training. “So yun na nga, I fly to Seoul and you’ll see me visit the most beautiful places there where they shot ‘My Love from the Star’, ‘Winter Sonata’, ‘Kim Sam Soon’ and other top K-dramas. Hinahanap ko talaga si Jun Ho, pero never ko siyang nakita so umuwi ako sa Pilipinas na very disappointed, without knowing na si Jun Ho pala, nasa Pilipinas looking for his Pinay girlfriend na iniwan siya, si Valeen Montenegro. One day, I saw a drunken guy na ginugulpi ng mga goons so I help him, at ganoon na lang ang laki ng gulat ko when I discover na si Jun Ho pala yun at iniuwi ko siya sa bahay namin. Eventually, we become friends at ginamit niya ko para pagselosin si Valeen. Kunsaan hahantong itong pagpapanggap namin, yun ang abangan nyo and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the story at maraming K-drama fans na makaka-relate dito.”

How is it working with leading man Alexander Lee and the other Korean stars in the show: David Kim, Michelle Oh and Jerry Lee? “They’re all nice and very refreshing. Very polite, very professional, so hardworking. Lahat kaming mga Pinoy sa set, masaya kaming kasama sila kasi never silang nagrereklamo. Si Xander Lee, may pusong Pinoy siya. He’s learning hard how to speak Tagalog. Naging friends agad kami and we have a very good working relationship. Sobrang grateful siya when he celebrated his birthday here in Manila and I hosted a party for him sa aming bahay ni Sen. Chiz. He really appreciates Pinoy hospitality.”

What can she say about some remarks regarding the new house she built that insinuate that it came from what her husband Sen.Chiz Escudero gained in the last election? “You know, that’s really foul because yung house, it really came from my own earnings. We just laugh it off kas everyone knows we signed a prenup and I declare what I make every year, so check na lang nila ang talent fee ko. Hindi kami nagpapakialaman sa earnings ng bawat isa, but when it comes to our everyday expenses, share kami. My husband is a very open minded person and supportive siya sa career ko. I’m working on my own, I act, I have my paintings, so what’s wrong with that?”

So, when will they have their own baby? “Naku, siguro pagkatapos na nitong ‘My Korean Jagiya’ saka kami magpo-focus sa pagbe-baby. Promise yan. We’ll work on it na.”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Top 5 Plays - Quarterfinals - FIBA Asia Cup 2017 (VIDEO)

FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Free Live Stream, Updates & Results (August 16, 2017 / Day 9 / Quarterfinals) Check out the top 5 plays of the first two Quarter Finals at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, featuring Terrence Romeo (Philippines), Arsalan Kazemi (Iran), Japeth Aguilar (Philippines), Jongkyu Kim (Korea) and Norvel Pelle (Lebanon).

August 16, 2017 (Wednesday) Day 9
Knockout Quarterfinals
(QF1) Korea def. Philippines, 118-86 [REPLAY VIDEO] | [HIGHLIGHTS]
(QF2) Iran def. Lebanon, 80-70 [HIGHLIGHTS] | [GAME STATS]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Terrence Romeo Scores 22 Pts in 2nd Quarter vs. Korea (VIDEO) FIBA Asia Cup 2017

FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Free Live Stream, Updates & Results (August 16, 2017 / Day 9) Korea defeated Philippines, 118-86 to advance in the semifinals of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Wednesday at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon. Korea will face Iran in the semis. The Philippines was relegated to the classification round for 5th to 8th spot vs host Lebanon on Saturday.

Terrence Romeo caught fire against Korea scoring 22 points (2/2 2pts, 6/9 3pts) in the second quarter.

Korea def. Philippines, 118-86 [REPLAY VIDEO]

HIGHLIGHTS: Iran vs. Lebanon (VIDEO) FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Quarterfinal

FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Free Live Stream, Updates & Results (August 16, 2017 / Day 9) Iran def. Lebanon, 80-70 to advance in the semifinals of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Wednesday at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon. Iran will face Korea in the semis. Host Lebanon was relegated to the classification round for 5th to 8th spot vs the Philippines on Saturday. Check out the game highlights between Iran and Lebanon!

The scores:

IRAN 80 - Jamshidi 24, Hadadi 23, Mashayekhi 12, Yakhchali 11, Kazemi 8, Sahakian 2, Aslani 0.

LEBANON 70 - Arakji 24, El Khatib 18, Abd El Nour 9, Haidar 8, Pelle 6, Saoud 3, Bawji 2, Souaid 0, Tabet 0, Mezher 0.

Quarters: 18-12, 37-31, 56-44, 80-70. [COMPLETE GAME STATS]

(Iran vs. Lebanon - Game Highlights)