Michael Jackson Died Due To Cardiac Arrest

Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest today. This has been reported by some news sources including CNN.

The Jackson family's attorney, Brian Oxman, said he was told by Michael Jackson's brother Randy Jackson that Michael collapsed in his home in West Los Angeles, California Thursday morning.

"I can only tell you that the family members are crying and I just have not been able to confirm anything, other than to hug them and tell them that I love them," Oxman told CNN.

He also said that family members who were told of Michael Jackson's death, were either at the hospital or en route at the moment.

Fire Captain Steve Ruda also confirmed a 911 call that came in from Los Angeles residence at 12:21 pm. He said Jackson was treated and tranferred to the UCLA Medical Center.

The security in the hospital is so tight that even hospital staffs are not permitted to go near the emergency room. A lot of people are gathering in the waiting are of the hospital and many of them are crying.

Even in Michael Jackson's home, people are blocked by motorcycle riding policemen in attempt to hold back traffic. But some people managed to go near and gathered outside.

Michael Jackson is supposed to perform a concert tour in the UK for a career comeback and reportedly sold more than 1 million tickets in just hours. This proves the charisma of the King of Pop even after a long absence for the music scene.

Katrina Halili To Revive Angela Markado

Katrina Halili has been eyed by GMA-7 bigwigs for the TV remake of '80's movie hit "Angela Markado". The said film was a box office hit in its time and was directed by premiere director Lino Brocka and written by no other than Carlo J. Caparas.

The plot of the new tv show is that Angela Delmar works as a waitress for one of the seedy bars in Manila. There she meets five patrons of the bar, who also turn out to be a gang specializing in drugging and raping girls and later on selling them to prostitution.

Angela is the only one tending to her mother, a laundrywoman who stopped working due to tuberculosis. One night, she gets kidnapped, raped, and kept for five days by the five men. The men tattoo their names on the back of Angela, before selling her to a brothel.

Angela escapes, and is taken in by a kindly hostess. However, upon returning to her home, she discovers her mother has died, her best friend has also been raped by the same five men and later on committed suicide. From then on, she makes it her life's mission to kill the five men by wearing wigs and costumes, and stalking the men with a handy switchblade.

It would be a perfect role for Katrina due to the controversies she is undergoing at the moment, as some observers commented.

The said show was first considered to Sunshine Dizon but then later Katrina's name came out as her replacement.

Rica Peralejo To Wed Pastor Boyfriend

Rica Peralejo has finally find Mr. Right, and the lucky guy is a young pastor she met at Victory Christian Fellowship where she is also a member. He is Pastor Joseph Bonifacio.

Rica and Joseph have been dating for ten months now and Joseph has formally proposed his love to her on May 30 at Sonia's Garden in Tagaytay. Rica accepted his proposal and they are now planning to get married in December this year.

"For the first time, I am in a relationship where God comes first. When I became a Christian, I said I'd want to marry a man of God. I didn't know ibibigay Niya agad sa akin. Joseph is God's gift to me." Rica said.

Rica further said that their relationship has been pure and untainted so far. Just holding hands and hug, no other body contact or whatsoever.

She also claim she is ready to take a less glamorous life with Joseph compared to what she is used to her showbiz environment.

Rica has been previously involved with actors Wowee de Guzman, Bernard Palanca and Piolo Pascual.

Aside from her hosting job in "Umagang Kay Ganda", Rica is also currently busy with her studies at Ateneo and is determined to finish her college.

The Wedding Full Trailer

"The Wedding" is a light romance teleserye from ABS-CBN featuring Anne Curtis, Zanjoe Marudo and Derek Ramsay. The original airing date was on May 11, 2009, but since fellow co-star Eula Valdez has commitments with her soap opera on GMA Network, they made a deal with Valdez not to air the date until her series from the rival network will be over. Now the official date will be air on June 29, 2009.


Candice de Menes (Anne Curtis), is a loving daughter who will do everything to prevent her parents from separating. In her desperate attempt to save her parents’ relationship, she will scheme her engagement to Marlon (Zanjoe Marudo), a poor engineer working for her father.

Candice’s initial scheme develops into a full-fledged whirlwind romance leading to preparations for a real wedding to prove the true love they have found. But what if Candice’s first and great love Warren (Derek Ramsay), the Mr. Right she has waited for so long, returns to claim her back? What will Candice choose – a love worth fighting for or a love worth waiting for?

Main Cast
Anne Curtis as Candice
Zanjoe Marudo as Marlon
Derek Ramsay as Warren

Supporting Cast
Michael de Mesa as Frank
Eula Valdez as Audrey
William Martinez as Sammy
Irma Adlawan as Grace
Baron Geisler as Monty
Desiree del Valle as Oona
G. Toengi as Cariese
Alwyn Uytingco as Clark
Hiyasmin Neri as Sophia
Zeppi Borromeo as Elvis
Katrina Gonzales as Ingrid
Gail Lardizabal as Hazel De Mennes

Other Cast
Tetchie Agbayani as Natalie
Neil Ryan Sese as Charlie
Perla Bautista as Greta
Lito Legaspi as Lawrence
Mich Dulce as Tina
Luanne Dy as Vivien
Frenchie Dy as Marilyn
Nanding Josef as Bogart
Chinggoy Alonso as Orson

Jeffrey Jeturian and Mae Czarina Cruz


ABS-CBN Has Been Dragged To Hayden Kho Sex Video Controversy

Someone's pointing somebody else. That's what's happening to the persons accused in distributing the sex video of Dr. Hayden Kho Jr and Katrina Halili. Dr. Vicki Belo, Erik Chua and Bistek Rosario gave their own statements and they're accusing each other of being the culprit.

Hayden pointed Erik to have uploaded the video but when Erik was interviewed, he denied Haydem's allegations and pointed instead to Dr. Belo.

In response, Dr. Belo's camp, through Quark Henares and Atty. Adel Tamano, denied Erik's allegations and pointed back at Erik.

Quark then made a big revelation: Erik allegedly made an attempt to sell the sex videos to ABS-CBN for 2 million pesos but ABS-CBN made a counter-offer of 200,000 pesos.

Now, if Quark's allegations were true, is ABS-CBN already in the scene long before the sex video scandal erupted? And who is this ABS-CBN personnel who made the 200,000 offer to Erik?

As of this writing, the Kapamilya network is yet to issue an official statement in this matter.

Source: Journal Online

Annabelle Rama Hits John Lloyd Cruz

Annabelle Rama feels really bad on John Lloyd Cruz's denial of Ruffa Gutierrez. But Annabelle made it clear that she has nothing personal against John Lloyd.

"I don't say na ayoko sa kanya kasi mabait naman siya, single at magandang trabaho. Ang ayoko lang, dinenay niya si Ruffa nang interbiyuhin siya. Bakit, ikinahihiya ba niya ang anak ko? O natatakot siyang masira ang career niya kaya gusto niyang itago? Kung love niya talaga si Ruffa, di aminin niya at dapat maging proud siya rito. Siempre ako, bilang ina ni Ruffa, nasasaktan sa treatment sa kanya ni John Lloyd." Annabelle said in an interview.

Are her grandchildren, Lorin and Venice, against John Lloyd? "No, favorite nga nila kasi they watched "BEtty La Fea" and they know him as Armando. Tilian nga sila pag nakikita nila si John Lloyd sa TV and they really know him as Armando. Favorite nila sina Zorro at Armando."

Annabelle added she badly misses her grandchildren. "Paggising ko sa umaga, nandiyan na yung dalawang apo ko na umaliw sa akin. Ngayong lumipat na sila ng condo, talagang mami-miss ko sila."

ABS-CBN Issues Official Statement on the Fate of Jiro Manio

Jiro Manio has been axed from ABS-CBN's premiere soap opera "Tayong Dalawa". A lot of speculations sprouted on the reason behind the fate of Jiro in the show.

There's a talk about his alleged use of drugs, family matters, work ethics, etc. but none has been confirmed so far.

Just recently, ABS-CBN has issued an official statement regarding the matter.

"Tinanggal na si Jiro Manio sa produksyon ng Tayong Dalawa, at hindi na rin siya iri-represent as 'talent' ng Star Magic.

"Narating ang desisyong ito matapos ang maraming pagkakataong ibinigay kay Jiro upang itama ang ilang maling gawi at bumalik ang kanyang interes na gampanan ang kanyang role sa nasabing teleserye.

"Nauna rito, nakausap si Jiro ng Star Magic upang pag-usapan ang problemang kanyang pinagdadaanan. Nangako siya na babalik sa pagtatrabaho. Ito ay hindi niya tinupad at patuloy ang hindi niya pagsipot sa kanyang taping.

"Mahusay na artista si Jiro at nakapanghihinayang ang kanyang pagkawala sa Tayong Dalawa, pero kailangang bigyan ng tamang leksyon ang ganitong 'unprofessional at irresponsible behavior.'"

Sam Milby Reconciles with Anne Curtis

Sam Milby is leaving for the US on June 25 together with the other members of Star Magic talents for a series of shows there. They are going to stay there for a week so Sam and the cast of "Only You" which includes Angel Locsin are taping advance episodes for the said show.

Anne Curtis, his ex GF, just arrived from her European vacation and members of the press asks him if they have already seen each other. "No. But she texted me. She said she has some pasalubongs for me," Sam replied smiling.

When asked for any chance of reconcilliation, "Anything is possible and we're not closing any doors, but we've moved on so wala nang balikan. I'm just glad that we're friends again, unlike before na we reaaly don;t talk." he said.

Sam is also very happy that his soap with Angel is doing good in the ratings.

"I'm glad people like us being paired with each other. Angel is so easy to work with kaya masaya kami sa set." Sam ended.

KC Concepcion, Ruffa Mae QUinto & Bea Alonzo Cleared by Eric Chua in Hayden Kho's Sex Video Scandal

KC Concepcion, Ruffa Mae Quinto and Bea Alonzo were all rumored to be featured in Hayden Kho's sex video scandal. But as of last night, Eric Chua - the man pointed by Hayden to distribute the video, has denied seeing any of the afformentioned actresses in the videos he recovered from Hayden's computers.

In the exclusive interview of Kris Aquino in her showbiz talk program Showbiz News Ngayon, Eric cleared the name of the three.

Kc and Bea were rumored to have been video taped while changing their clothes in Dr. Vicki Belo's clinic while Ruffa Mae allegedly in a video doing it with Hayden. But after last night's revelation of Eric Chua, all those rumors are proven to be just rumors.

Some observers commented on the silence of Dr. Belo especially in the case of Bea since Bea is one of her clinic's celebrity endorsers.

Kris also asked Eric if there are ohter "big names" he know in Hayden's files, Eric said there's none.

Hayden Kho's Celebrity "Victims"

Hayden Kho's sex video "victims" do not limit to Katrina Halili. Although Katrina is the only celebrity who has the courage to come up in the open and talked about it.

This was revealed by Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. in his privilege speech recently in the senate. Sen. Revilla however didn't mentioned the names of other celebrities involved in the sex video scandal of Dr. Hayden Kho.

One of the rumored celebrities is Maricar Reyes, an ABS-CBN talent who admitted she had an affair with Hayden back in University of Santo Tomas when they were still medical students in the said school.

"We dated for a year. I was committed to him but we're not compatible. We grew apart... I cant remember the details anymore, it's been a long time," Maricar said in an interview.

Maricar Reyes is currently included in the cast of the Kapamilya network's afternoon soap "Precious Hearts Romances Present Bud Brothers" and she has not issued an official statement about the alleged sex video with Hayden.

Another rumored celebrity allegedly in Hayden's sex videos is Ruffa Mae Quinto. She has been linked to the videos since December 2008 by Lolit Solis who claimed she saw the videos but Ruffa Mae kept her silence in the issue.

Then there's Bea Alonzo, another ABS-CBN talent, although she merely "laughed at" the notion that she is one of Hayden's "victims".

"Actually, what people had been telling me is that, it's not an actual sex video. It was me daw changing clothes in some sort of a dressing room," Bea said in an interview.

“Actually I thought it was really funny. At first, I was like, ‘Did you buy your copies already? I’m supposed to be in there.’”

Alonzo said she first heard of the news from ABS- CBN director Lauren Dyogi. “He said he heard it from some of (ABS- CBN) production people.”

Then as earlier reported, there's KC Concepcion who is said to be video taped via mobile phone changing her clothes. (click here to read KC Concepcion and Hayden Kho report)

Vicki Belo however is the only celebrity who admitted giving consent to Hayden to take a video in one of their sexual encounters. "I was aware, he asked me and I consented on the condition that it will be deleted immediately after," Vicki told reporters in an interview.

Vicki and Hayden parted ways when Vicki reportedly saw videos of Hayden having sex with other women.

Due to the number of celebrities allegedly involved in Hayden's sex video scandal, the DVD is selling like hot cakes not only in the Philippines but also in other countries.

In Malaysia, pirated DVD sellers are cashing in the the videos and they titled it "The Philippines Version of Edison Chen" and even made an artwork for the DVD showing superimposed nude pictures of Katrina and Hayden.

"I sold 30 DVD's a day last month. People do not mind buying it even though it is priced higher than the usual pornographic DVD's," an anonymous retailer said in an interview.

KC Concepcion's Name Joins the Hayden Kho Sex Scandal Bandwagon

KC Concepcion's name has been earlier dragged in to the Hayden Kho sex video controversy. This develops after talks of KC being video taped by Hayden secretly while KC was dressing up.

It is not yet clear however if KC is really the woman in the video. The video depicts the alleged KC getting dressed after somewhat a "love making event." The video is also discreetly taken by Hayden Kho and KC has no knowledge of it.

The video is said to be spreading now in mobile phones and the internet. KC's involvement started with some "blind items" in some showbiz websites and prints reporting a young superstar who is also known for her global advocacy is also featured in one of Hayden's sex videos. The showbiz world immediately jumped into conclusion that the description fits KC Concepcion.

But Lolit Solis says otherwise. "No, it's not her," says Lolit when interviewed by the Inquirer about the rumors of KC Concepcion and Hayden Kho sex scandal.

Solis said KC and Hayden met at the Embassy bar in The Fort and "they were often seen talking there".

Lolit further reasoned out that KC might not be involved in a romantic relation with Hayden. "Hayden's not KC's type. Di mahilig sa guapo yun." stressed Manay Lolit.

KC is currently in the US together with her Mega Mom Sharon Cuneta for a series of concerts in the Filipino communities there.