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At least three GMA shows confirmed to go off air soon
By Shirley Matias-Pizarro
Published: April 21, 2013
Now we understand why there is so much information available to the media about the supposed latest “fling” of this actor to a showbiz newbie who reportedly caught his fancy from their first meeting. We heard from sources that this newbie is being managed by this publicity-hungry showbiz wannabe whose main tactic for stardom is for his ward to be linked to a bigger star. This was his idea, too, when he tried to help one politician get the public’s attention by linking him to a female TV host. The idea fizzled out in the end and is predicted to also be the end of this latest “coupling” that he is clearly masterminding.
• An important actor is reportedly being weighed down by physical fatigue for working on a soap and being on the set almost every day. The source said his soap is supposedly ending in May but network management has pushed it back to June. But confidentially, the actor is said to be giving up on the project as soon as his contract ends in May. Now, it’s up to the executives of the network to find ways to convince him to stay.
• If our source is right, at least three shows in GMA will be off the air very soon. We heard that Manny Pacquiao’s “Para Sa ’Yo Ang Laban Na Ito,” Eugene Domingo’s “Celebrity Bluff,” and Regine Velasquez’s “Sarap Diva” will soon bow out, one supposedly because of poor ratings, so the management opted to cut its losses. Regine’s show will be axed after the singer filed a leave of absence supposedly to “rest her voice,” we were told. Ang gulo naman kasi ng concept ng cooking-talk-musical-comedy bar-show niya, eh.
• According to our source, Ogie Alcasid’s transfer to TV5 is already a sure deal. The singer-comedian is onto his last assignment hosting a sponsored game show on GMA-7. After this, the source told us, there is no immediate plan for a show anymore fanning rumors that indeed, at the end of his contract next month, Ogie will already be inking a contract with the Kapatid network.
• Diana Zubiri is on her last year taking up Theater Arts in Miriam College. As part of her curriculum, she is undergoing 100 hours of on-the-job training on GMA-7’s “Eat Bulaga,” a show on which she was a former co-host. The actress, who will soon be part of ABS-CBN’s “Juan Dela Cruz,” is having fun as a production assistant on the show, happy to be reunited with most of her friends in the show. She tells us it gives her a lot of nice insights being on the other side of the fence working behind the scene.
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Int’l All-Girl Pop Band Endorses Robinsons Dept. Store
A new international all-girl pop band called the Lylas has been creating a big buzz in the global music scene. They also happen to be the new style ambassadors of Robinsons Department Store’s (RDS) Women’s Wear Department. Recognized for their music as well as for their individual fashion sense, the brunette beauties headline the store’s different private brands catering to women of all ages and different fashion tastes.
The Lylas, which stands for Love You Like A Sister, is composed of sisters Jaime Kailani, Tahiti, Tiara and Presley Hernandez, whose famous brother is half-Fil musician Bruno Mars (whose real name is Peter Hernandez). They grew up in the tropical island of Honolulu in Hawaii and hail from a family of musicians. The group recently released its debut single, “Come Back,” and are not just making waves in the music industry, they have also signed on with U.S. cable network WE tv for their own reality series that follows the girls as they make the big move from Hawaii to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams.
They chose to represent RDS in the Philippines because of the brand’s practical but sophisticated selection that go well with their diverse lifestyles and personalities. “We are four different women who have four different things going on in our lives, but we’re all headed toward the same goal,” says Jaime Kailani in a recent interview. “Hopefully we can be inspiring to women.”
Jaime Kailani prefers earth tones and a more toned down look. Tahiti, meanwhile, is the sexy siren of the bunch and is not afraid to show some skin. Tiara channels her inner rocker chic with a wardrobe full of studs, spikes and practically anything black. Presley is the quintessential urban chick who is not afraid to mix it up with the latest trends.
“Like The Lylas’ unique personalities and distinctive voices that seamlessly blend into a harmony, the Women’s Wear Department of Robinsons Department Store has everything for every sort of feminine fashion style,” notes Johnson Go, RDS General Manager. “Customers can expect to see a rich assortment of dresses, shoes, bags and accessories perfect for a mix of styles that will make every woman – whether you are a stylish career-savvy mom, a budget-wise daughter, or a trend trailblazing sister – feel like the next superstar.”
(Visit the nearest Robinsons Department Store. You may also check out www.robinsonsdepartmentstore.com.ph or ‘like’ Robinsons Department Store on Facebook and follow @RobinsonsStore on Twitter.)
Last edited by PaPi2010; Apr 21, 2013 at 02:18 AM.
Boston erupts in jubilation
Suspect No. 2 falls; street parties hail cops
Agence France-Presse, Associated Press
12:05 am | Sunday, April 21st, 2013
BOSTON—“Let’s Go Boston!” crowds chanted. “USA, USA!”
Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of suburban Boston late Friday after the second suspected bomber of the city’s famed marathon was arrested.
Crowds lining streets cheered and applauded police as they packed up equipment and drove away from the house in the suburban town of Watertown where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was found.
There were also festivities around Boylston Street in central Boston where two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon finish line on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others.
Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat in a back garden in Watertown, shortly after authorities had acknowledged that they feared the teenager had gotten away from the huge manhunt they had set up.
“It has been so tense all week,” said neighbor Susan Nolan. “I was so nervous when I heard that the police were planning to pull out and he had not been caught,” Nolan added.
Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, 26, was also accused of planting the bombs. He was killed in a shootout with police during a high-speed chase early Friday.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this would result in a shootout in Watertown,” said Sheamus McGovern, who was among the crowd of people gathered outside Mount Auburn Hospital, where Tsarnaev was taken after his capture.
During the getaway attempt, the brothers killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology policeman and severely wounded another officer, authorities said. The younger brother managed to escape and was found in the boat about a kilometer away hours later.
McGovern had been startled overnight on Friday when he heard “what sounded like firecrackers, last night after one, and then pure bedlam.” He could hear the helicopters overhead all day.
“It’s just a huge relief to be able to get outdoors. Another day of that, I don’t want to start getting angry,” he said.
‘We got him’
The jubilation was widespread. The mayor of Boston, which was largely paralyzed during the manhunt on Friday, tweeted, “We got him!”
And at the home of the New York Mets, fans leapt to their feet and cheered when the news spread during a game against the Washington Nationals.
Hundreds of people marched down Commonwealth Avenue, chanting “USA” and singing the Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” as they headed toward Boston Common.
Police blocked traffic along part of the street to allow for the impromptu parade.
Paying their respects
Earlier, the mood was somber. On Boylston Street, three blocks from the site of the marathon explosions on Monday, several dozen people gathered almost in complete silence. Some were crying.
Boston University student Aaron Wengertsman, 19, wrapped himself in an American flag as a silent crowd gathered. He was on the marathon route a kilometer from the finish line when the bombs exploded.
“I’m glad they caught him alive,” Wengertsman said. “I thought people might be more excited, but it’s humbling to see all these people paying their respects.”
Nearby, 25-year-old lawyer Beth Lloyd-Jones said it felt like she had her city back. She was blocks away from the blast in her south end home on Monday.
“That could have been any one of us,” she said of the victims. “Now I feel a little safer.”
Bathed in the flashing lights from Kenmore Square’s iconic rooftop Citgo sign, Boston University juniors Brendan Hathaway and Sam Howes high-fived strangers as they walked down the street.
“This was like our first opportunity to really be outside without feeling like there was imminent danger,” said Hathaway, a mechanical engineering student. “It was close to home for me.”
In Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, where 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing, lived, people set off fireworks on Friday night to celebrate.
Tengene nung bagong campaign jingle ni Jack Enrile..
^^Kumakanta pala si Lovi. Star Records, Star Cinema, TFC. Versus a hefty amount sa TV5 (kung totoo, at di lang press release para makakuha ng mas malaking offer). We'll know soon kung saan sya. Sayang kasi ang galing kung maling crowd naman ang pinapakitaan mo ng galing.