Marian Rivera Starrer "Darna" Teaser

Here is the teaser of Marian Rivera's upcoming fantaserye "Darna". It will hit the Philippine TV's this coming August, 2009.

Carla Abellana Debuts in the Big Screen with "Ang Nanay Kong Aswang"

CARLA ABELLANA will finally debut in the big screen. This developed after everything has been finalized in her first movie starrer with Regal Entertainment titled "Ang Nanay kong Aswang".

With Carla's primetime Tv soap "Rosalinda" climbing up the TV chart ladder, Regal has decided to initiate Carla's launching movie. As they said, "Strike while the iron is hot".

The said project was originally intended for Ai-Ai delas Alas and Eugene Domingo but for some personal reasons, the two could not commit on the movie.

The movie is about the adventures of a mother and daughter "aswangs" where Carla is portraying the role of the daughter. As of this writing, there is no final decision yet who will portray the role of the mother although Anabelle Rama is highly regarded.

Ara Mina Joins A Concert For The Environment

ARA MINA joins other Kapampangan artists in a concert to gather support for the campaign to save the trees in Pampanga.

This developed after DENR secretary Lito Atienza has given permit to DPWH to cut down trees along the highway from Apalit to San Fernando, Pampanga to give way for the road's widening project.

A number of Kapampangan artists painted the trunks of the trees with a human figure with arms stretched out and around the tree trunk (see picture below). But due to financial burden, they ran out of paints and asks other artists to join their cause.

That's the time local bands including actress Ara Mina spearheaded a concert for a cause and they generated more than one thousand signatures supporting the campaign.

Piolo Pascual Shows His Body In Belo Poster

PIOLO PASCUAL in Belo Med ad. Vicki Belo once said "If you want to look like Piolo, go to Belo" which even sparked a controversy with Boy Abunda.

Now, Vicki is trying to prove she was right. Piolo Pascual has been featured in their latest ad with the caption "Gotta have That Body".

Below is the ad/picture showing sexy Piolo Pascual shirtless.

ARA MINA Is Back In Bubble Gang

ARA MINA is back in the comedy sitcom "Bubble Gang" after almost two years of absence from the show. Ara says she really miss the cast especially Ogie Alcasid, Michael V., Wendell Ramos and the production staff of the show.

Ara begged off from the show since she had some commitments in ABS-CBN where she made two afternoon soap operas there. When she came back to GMA-7, she was immediately guested in "Totoy Bato" where sheplayed the wife of Robin Padilla. Ara was also included in "Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin" topbilled by Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal.

She just returned from her series of shows from the United States and Ara said a lot of her fans were delighted when she announced she is returning to "Bubble Gang".

"Sobrang natuwa sila anng sabihin kong babalik na ako. Na-miss daw kasi nila ako," Ara said.

Ara is going to start taping tomorrow and she couldn't hide her excitement in working again with the "Bubble Gang" cast.

"I'm very excited. Ang tagal ko na ring hindi sila nakatrabaho although nagkikita-kita naman kami paminsan-minsan," she said.

When asked aout her non-showbiz boyfriend, "Puwede naman pala ’yon, eh. Sobrang sarap ng feeling na walang intriga sa lovelife ko. Masarap pala ’pag non-showbiz ang karelasyon mo." said Ara.

Carla Abellana's Rosalinda Starts To Climb The Chart Ladder

CARLA ABELLANA, Geoff Eigenmann and the other cast of "Rosalinda" can now at least take a sigh of relief. After the show's lackluster debut last Monday, after it only generated 26.3 and placed 6th overall in primetime, it is now slowly climbing in the TV ratings chart.

In it's Tuesday and Wednesday showing, "Rosalinda" posted 28.9% and climbed to the no. 3 spot. It even moved higher in Thursday when it garnered 31.9% and placed 2nd overall in primetime TV.

This data is based on the latest ratings on the survey conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among the Mega Manila households only.

Holding on to the no. 1 spot is "Zorro", a fantasy-action series topbilled by Richard Gutierrez.

Marian Rivera Starts Taping Darna Today

MARIAN RIVERA is going to start taping today her upcoming fantaserye "Darna". Marian is very excited to wear the custume of Darna and she doesn't mind any pressure even intrigues of comparing her with Angel Locsin.

It can be noted that Angel once portrayed the role of Darna when she was still in the Kapuso network. "Darna" with Angel was a huge success and this will be a pressure to take not only by Marian but also the whole cast and staff of the new "Darna". Angel's "Darna" was consistent in the ratings and it stayed in the top spot during its airtime.

But Marian is quick to say she doesn't mind what other people are saying and she doesn't think of the pressure set unto them. She says they are going to do their best to make the new Darna appealing to the viewing public and even try to surpass the success of Angel's Darna.

Marian is also thankful to Angel saying Angel even congratulated her in her portrayal of the role. "Hindi kamimagkagalit na dalawa. Kinongratulate nga niya ako sa kanyang interview," Marian said.

There are also rumors that Marian didn't approved the inclusion of Katrina Halili in the cast. But Marian denied the rumors and even stressed Katrina made a big role in the success of "Marimar" with Dingdong Dantes. "Bakit ko naman po tatanggihan ang isang artista na makakatulong para maging successful ang isang proyekto?" Marian said in an interview.

Marian is joined by Nadine Samonte as Babing Tuod, Iwa Moto as Babaing Ahas and Krissa Mae as Babaing Linta.

Marian also laughs when asked about her custume that other described it as "super sexy". Marian said the custume is not yet finished and they are still finalizing the details in it.

Darna is set to be aired in August.

"Your Song: Gaano Kita Kamahal" Presents Maricar Reyes

MARICAR REYES is going to star in ABS-CBN's weekly series "Your Song" in its episode "Gaano Kita Kamahal". "Your Song" is curently in its tenth season and is shown every Sunday after ASAP '09.

Below is the complete list of its cast:

Main Cast
Maricar Reyes as Amy
Sid Lucero as Obet
Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson as Carmela

Supporting Cast
Rey "PJ" Abellana as Mr. Dante Rosales
Bettina Carlos as Jessa Mae Rosales
Quintin Allanza as Josh
Boom Labrusca as Simon
Aldred Gatchalian as Caloy
Regine Angeles