Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Alden Richards Is The Most Awarded Actor/Celebrity In Pep List Year 3 Awards Where Kapuso Stars Rule

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners in the PEP List Year 3 Awards Night held last Sunday at Crowne Plaza, hosted by Mikael Daez and Jasmine Curtis Smith. The well loved Alden Richards won the most number of awards that night: Celebrity Pair of the Year and Newsmakers of the Year with his ka-love team, Maine Mendoza, who’s currently in the U.S. so Alden got her trophies for her. Alden also won the trophies for Male TV Star of the Year, Best PEPTalk episode of 2015 and Male Stylish Star of the Night. Maine also won the Female Breakout Star of the Year and Female TV Star of the Year Awards. Gabbi Garcia won as Female Stylish Star of the Night.

The other winners in the Editor’s Choice category are:

Teleserye Actress of the Year: Glaiza de Castro, The Rich Man’s Daughter
Teleserye Actor of the Year: Ken Chan, Destiny Rose
Primetime Series of the Year: On The Wings Of Love
Daytime Series of the Year: Destiny Rose
Male Breakout Star of the Year: John Arcilla
Female Comedy Star of the Year: Angelica Panganiban
Male Comedy Star of the Year: Wally Bayola

Teleserye Supporting Actress of the Year:

Cherry Pie Picache, On The Wings Of Love
Teleserye Supporting Actor of the Year: Arjo Atayde, Ang Probinsyano
Variety/Game Show of the Year: Eat Bulaga
Comedy Show of the Year: Sunday Pinasaya
Reality Show of the Year: The Voice Kids Season 2
Best PEPtalk Episode of 2015: Alden Richards

And here are the winners in the PEPsters Choice Awards:

Newsmaker of the Year and Celebrity Pair of the Year: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza/AlDub
Female Movie Star of the Year: Kathryn Bernardo
Female Teen Star of the Year: Kathryn Bernardo
Male Movie Star of the Year: Daniel Padilla
Favorite Wedding of the Year: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
Male Teen Star of the Year: Darren Espanto
Child Star of the Year: Sebastian Benedict or “Baeby Baste”

Someone observes that the PEP editors seem very partial to gays and lesbians. Glaiza won as best actress for her role as a lesbian in “Rich Man’s Daughter”, Cherry Pie won as best supporting actress also for her lesbian role in “On the Wings of Love” and Ken Chan won as best actor for his transwoman role in “Destiny’s Child”. “On the Wings of Love” also won as best primetime series and “Destiny Rose” as best daytime series. A naughty writer quips: “Baka may tie up sila sa LGBT community.”

Another writer says: “At mas maraming winners na Kapuso kaysa Kapamilya huh!”
To which another writer retorts: “Di bale, babawi naman ang mga Kapamilya sa Push.com awards ng ABS-CBN. Sa list of nominations pa lang nila ngayon, nangingibabaw na ang mga Kapamilya so, for sure, sila ang win doon. Dapat, mag-put up na rin ang GMA ng sarili nilang Pull.com awards naman.”

One Of The Four Actor-Singers In 'Oh Boy' Concert, Derrick Monasterio Is The One Predicted Most Likely To Hit It Big

THE CONCERT ‘OH BOY’ stars four GMA Artist Center actors-singers and most writers who attended its presscon think that Derrick Monasterio is the one most likely to succeed and hit it big after Alden Richards, compared to his companions in the show. For one thing, he’s the youngest at 21 as Rocco Nacino is now 29 years old, Aljur Abrenica is 26 and Jake Vargas is 24.

He’s also the tallest at 6’1” and he can also act well. He is also a good host and he’ll once again be the host of a beauty pageant, Miss Global 2016, to be shown on GMA this coming September. His debut album is doing very well and he has a very good PR like Alden. He likewise has a build up contract with Regal and will have his own solo movie soon.

At the recent birthday party of Mother Lily, he impressed a lot of people with his rendition of “The Prayer”. Soon, he will have a new show on GMA-7, a sitcom called “Tsuperhero”, that will replace “Conan My Beautician” that is ending soon.

Will he be ready to show some skin in their “Oh Boy” concert on September 23 at Music Museum? “Basta kung ano ang ma-feel ko at that moment while I’m performing, I will do it,” he says. “If the audience would ask for it, they would get it. Kaya ko naman to do something naughty. I’ll make sure they will enjoy the show. But sana, ma-appreciate din nila yung singing ko.”

Derrick says he’s more of a balladeer and he’d be singing songs of his favorite singers, like Josh Groban and Martin Nievera. “Happy akong makasama sina Rocco, Aljur at Jake dito sa concert namin. GMA Artist Center assembled us and they’re training us to be total performers. Matagal na rin since we last performed sa ‘Sunday All Stars’ so we promise to give the audience a good time sa bagong career path namin as a boy band who’ll do singing and dancing. Sana, mag-hit ito nang husto, so we can go on tour, dito sa bansa natin and even abroad.”

“Oh Boy” will be directed by Marvini Caldito, with Soc Mina as musical director, produced by Dreamstar Events. The special guest is Julie Anne San Jose. Tickets are now available at all Ticketworld and Ticketnet outlets at P1,500, P2,000 and P2,500.

Tom Rodriguez Plays The Most Challenging Role In His Career As An Alzheimer's Disease Patient In GMA-7's 'Someone To Watch Over Me'

TOM RODRIGUEZ is back on primetime with “Someone to Watch Over Me”, where he plays a young man who gets afflicted with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, making him lose his memory. “Our memories define our experiences in life so if you’d lose it, we’d lose even the memory of our loved one,” he says. “Dito, ang nakalimutan ko, in my role as TJ whose brain cells degenerate, is my own wife, played by Lovi Poe as Joanna, and the memory that I remember is my past girlfriend, Max Collins as Irene. The concept is really very intriguing, very sensitive, and you’d really pray hard it won’t happen to you.”

How did he prepare for his role? “I researched on it, also watched a lot of video documentaries. We’re not aware of it but ang dami palang cases of young people na nakukuha yung sakit na yun. It’s really sad.”

So how is it working with Lovi Poe? “It’s a pleasure working with her kasi mabait siya, a very giving actress and person. Masarap siyang katrabaho kasi she’s awesome at madadala ka sa eksena. We’re also thankful to our director, Maryo de los Reyes, for helping us interpret our roles better. I’ve worked before with Direk Maryo in ‘Nino’, pero guest lang ako sa pilot week. This time, buong show na. And we’re all glad that GMA is tackling such as an issue as memory loss on primetime kasi it’ll help viewers, especially young people today, to learn and understand more about this degenerative disease.”

If ever he’d be afflicted with this disease in real life, who would he like to be the someone who will watch over him. Will it be Carla Abellana? “Yes, why not. But siempre, ayoko namang magkaroon ng ganyang sakit.”

Tom remains to be one of our most amiable and likeable actors today. At the presscon, he raffled off several gift certificates of the fast food store he’s endorsing, Burger King. He knows several stars have won awards for their roles as Alzheimer’s afflicted patients, like Gloria Romero in “Tanging Yaman”, Judy Dench in “Iris” and Julianne Moore who finally bagged an Oscar for “Still Alice”. Here’s hoping he’ll also get to win an award for his role as TJ in “Someone to Watch Over Me”.


Columbia Pictures has just released the new trailer of the eagerly anticipated animated comedy “Sausage Party.” 

“Sausage Party,” the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Michael Cera, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Kristen Wiig.

Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures present a Point Grey production, Sausage Party. Directed by Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan. Screenplay by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jonah Hill. Produced by Megan Ellison, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Conrad Vernon. Executive Producers are Jonah Hill, James Weaver, Ariel Shaffir, Kyle Hunter, and David Distenfeld. Co-Producers are Pilar Flynn, Alexandria McAtee, and Jillian Longnecker. Visual Effects Supervisor is Bert Van Brande. Editor is Kevin Pavlovic. Music by Alan Menken & Christopher Lennertz. Music Supervisor is Gabe Hilfer.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Sausage Party” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


After her breakthrough performance in 2013's “Evil Dead,” Jane Levy plays another strong but flawed female character in Columbia Pictures' terrifying suspense thriller “Don't Breathe.”

Determined to escape her abusive mother and save her younger sister from the dead-end existence that seems inevitable for them both, Rocky (Levy) will do whatever it takes to get away. She and friends Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) have pulled off a series of elaborately planned burglaries in order to come up with enough cash to escape their dire Detroit hometown. Their petty crimes have netted meager rewards, however, so when the trio learns that a blind man (Stephen Lang) living in an abandoned neighborhood has a small fortune stashed in his house, they agree to go for their biggest and final heist. But their plan goes dangerously wrong when their intended victim turns out to be more frightening than they ever anticipated.

“Don’t Breathe” reunites director Fede Alvarez with Jane Levy, whose unforgettable turn as the demonically possessed Mia in “Evil Dead” has inspired graphic tattoos of the character’s blood-drenched image around the world.

“This is a completely different character on some levels, but Rocky definitely shares some similarities with Mia,” says Alvarez. “She’s a fighter, that’s for sure. She has a purpose for going after that money and nothing will stop her. But the Blind Man is pulling from the opposite direction with the same fierce resolve.”

Levy was the director’s first choice for the role from the beginning, but it appeared initially that she would be unavailable for the shoot. “We went through a lengthy process of trying to find the right girl,” Alvarez says. “No one lived up to our expectations. And then suddenly Jane became available and everything fell into place.”

After “Evil Dead,” Levy says she had decided she was through with horror-thrillers. “But here I am, and it is because of Fede. He is the perfect director to bring the story to life and make it so much more than a genre film. It has an epic, mythological feeling for me. It’s been elevated in a way that only Fede could. This movie reminds me of a graphic novel in many ways. The palette is really beautiful — grey with pops of color.”

In order to get away from her mother, Rocky has started committing small-time burglaries with her friends Alex and Money. “They do it partially for the thrill, but mostly because they don’t have money,” says Levy. “They start out stealing whatever little things they find, but then they hear that the Blind Man is sitting on a whole bunch of cash. If they can get their hands on that money, they can get out of Detroit.”

Alvarez, she says, has created four characters that subvert the idea of good guys versus bad guys, upending easy expectations. “You’re rooting for Rocky, even though she’s doing something dishonorable,” Levy says. “It was a challenge to make her likable, but Fede has created archetypal characters who are complex mirrors of humanity. In this situation, Alex is the brains, Money is the drive and Rocky is the heart, so you can root for her.”

Opening across the Philippines in August 31, “Don't Breathe” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


When Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” hits Philippine theaters on September 7th, it is sure to charm and thrill audiences, creating a whole new generation of life-long fans.

More than the adventure, “Pete's Dragon” will also showcase the talents of legendary actor Robert Redford and two of today's most sought-after character actors – Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”) and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy).

In “Pete's Dragon,” old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

“The dragon is a symbolic creature from mythology and mythology was a big deal for me as a kid growing up, so I’m a big believer in its importance,” says Redford. “I grew up in a working class environment where there were not a lot of options for entertainment, so you had to kind of create your own. And it was about a greater world and greater characters and greater creatures than I knew, so therefore, it was very, very attractive to me.”

The screen legend, who has appeared in such classic films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Way We Were,” “The Sting” and “All the President’s Men,” has been very selective in recent years as to the roles he chooses, so director David Lowery tailored the part to fit Redford’s strengths as an actor, which encouraged him to commit to the role.

“I think the story crafted here is very human and quite interesting,” says Redford. “It is an intimate story of a father, a daughter and a boy who has survived an accident and gone into the woods, and it has a lot of magic, but at its core, it’s a very emotional, human story.”

Wes Bentley (“American Horror Story: Hotel”) was cast as Jack, the owner of the local lumber mill who is in a relationship with Grace. The idea of a forest ranger dating someone who destroys the very woods in which she works and the dichotomy it created, appealed to the actor, as it dealt with an issue that is, in fact, a real problem in the world.

“I think there is a middle ground between industry and environment, and the movie alludes to a time when environmental awareness was beginning to gain momentum,” says Bentley.
New Zealand native Karl Urban came on board as Gavin, Jack’s brother, who also works at the lumber mill, and is both the bad guy and a source of some comic relief. Gavin is out to make money, and that means harvesting as much lumber as possible. He means well, but goes about doing things the wrong way, so when he sees Elliot with his own eyes, he thinks he may have finally found a solution to his problems.

“Gavin lives in the shadow of his older brother and thinks capturing Elliot will be his meal ticket and his claim to fame,” says Urban, “But in all honesty, he really has no idea what to do with a dragon.”

“Pete's Dragon” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Like us on Facebook, WaltDisneyStudiosPH; follow us on Twitter, @disney_phil; follow us on Instagram, @disney.ph and use the hashtag #PetesDragonPH.