Saturday, May 13, 2006

c/o livestrong of igma


Sa Lunes (Mayo 15) ang airing ng pilot episode ng Bituing Walang Ningning ng Dos. Ito rin ang airing ng pilot ng I Luv NY ng Siete.

Kahit abala this time siguro sina Mark Herras at Jennylyn Mercado, talagang panonoorin nila ang I Luv NY pilot.

Sa Lunes ay kaarawan ni Jennylyn at may birthday concert siya sa Music Museum that night. Guests niya sina Mark Herras, Aiza Suguerra, Janno Gibbs at ang Hale.

Parang bonus ang pagsasali ni Mark sa show dahil magdi-dirty dancing sila ni Jennylyn.

Ano kaya ang suot nila? Sabi ni Becky Aguila na manager ni Jennylyn: "Jen has nice legs."

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Mark at Jennylyn, nagkabalikan na nga ba?

c/o jen_her of igma

By : Pandora
YEHEY! Contributors
11 May 2006 | 9:37 PM



Ilang araw na lamang ay magpapilot episode na ang pinakabagong teleserye ng GMA 7, ang I Luv NY. Kaya naman matinding PR ang ginagawa ngayon ng istasyon lalo nga raw pagdating sa pagbuild up muli ng loveteam nila Jennylyn Mercado at Mark Herras. Nariyang maging malakas ang ugong ng pagbabalikan ng dalawa.

Nagkamabutihan daw silang muli nang magshoot sa New York. Even ang mga co-stars ng dalawa na sila Jolina Magdangal at Marvin Agustin ay binubuking ang closeness at sweetness nila sa isa’t isa. May insidente raw na nag-alala ng husto si Mark nang madaling araw na ay hindi pa bumabalik sa hotel nila si Jenny. Lumabas daw kasi ito kasama ang mga New York-based fans niya at nakipagbonding sa kanila.

Nariyan ding maikwento ng mga staff kung gaano nila inalagaan ng isa’t isa sa halos isang buwan nilang pagshoshoot sa Big Apple. Lagi raw sinasamahan ni Mark si Jenny sa pamimili. At nang magkasakit sila pareho, may insidente pa umano ng pagstay sa iisang kwarto ang dalawa.

Kaya naman marami ang nagtatanong ngayon kung ano na ang mangyayari sa panliligaw ni Mark kay Marian Rivera? Out na ba ito sa picture ngayong maganda nang ulit ang samahan ng ex-lovers? Pagbalik ni Mark sa Pinas ay kinumpirma niyang itinigil na nga niya ang panliligaw kay Marian. Katwiran ni Mark, mas mabuting magconcentrate na lamang muna siya sa kanyang career ngayon.

DAILY INSIDER
by : Dinno Erece
05/13/06

SI Jennylyn Mercado pa rin ang nasunod kung ano ang gagawin ni Mark Herras sa birthday concert niya.

Tini-tape na sa Pilipinas ang ilang interior sequences ng I Luv NY ng GMA na magpa-pilot this Monday as part of GMA Tele-Babad block. Kahit may mga jetlag pa, tuloy pa rin sa taping ang apat na bida na sina Jenny, Mark, Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin.

Si Jenny, nagpi-prepare pa rin para sa kanyang birthday concert na gagawin same night of the pilot of their show, this Monday na. Isa si Mark sa magiging special guests ni Jenny.

Noong una naming nakausap si Mark, about two days after they arrived from New York, hindi niya pa alam ang kaniyang magi-ging participation for the birthday concert ng kanyang ex and still love team although ang gusto niya pala, kumanta sana.

Ayaw ni Jenny, magsayaw na lang daw sila ng dirty dancing. Mas nakilala si Jenny as the singer at si Mark nga naman as the dancer. Concert nga naman kasi yun at kung may kakanta, dapat hindi lip synch, dapat live.

Oo nga pala, hindi puwedeng pangalanan pero ang surprise guest ni Jenny for her concert, a Kapamilya.

SOP’ TOASTS ‘I LOVE NY’

IN tomorrow’s SOP, there’s going to be a grand party welcoming back the members of the cast of I Luv NY who shot in the Big Apple 70 percent of the GMA 7 soap opera, which starts airing on Monday.

Also being welcomed • to the Kapuso family • is the grand champion of Pinoy Pop Superstar 2, who is marking his birthday in the Sunday noontime show: Gerald Santos.

Incidentally, a former Kapuso is making a comeback to her home studio, somebody with a velvety voice. Would you like to guess who? We don’t want to pre-empt the surprise. Find out in SOP tomorrow, Mother’s Day.

In Gigsters, Raymond and Richard Gutierrez hail ILNY star Jennylyn Mercado, who’s celebrating her birthday.

Peoples Journal
5/13/2006 18:52 PM

Jennylyn, biased sa talent ng Dos

HOT N SPICY
by : Vinia Vivar


Mark Herras & Jennylyn Mercado
Marami ang naiintriga kung sino ba talaga ang special guest na sinasabi sa forthcoming birthday cum major concert ni Jennylyn Mercado, ang Music in Me, sa Music Museum sa May 15.

Clueless ang marami kung sino ito at bakit daw ayaw pang i-reveal ang name?

Nagtataka rin sila kung bakit iba ang special guest ni Jennylyn at hindi ang ex (o current na uli?)-boyfriend na si Mark Herras.

In fairness, kasama rin naman si Mark sa Music in Me at special guest din ang level niya. In fact, may special production number ang dalawa na talaga namang ikaloloka ng lahat.

Pero itong male singer na ito ang talagang pinaka-main special guest ni Jennylyn at ang clue lang na maibibigay nami’y hindi siya Kapuso star, kundi Kapamilya.

Hindi nga rin namin alam kung bakit siya napapayag na mag-guest sa concert ni Jennylyn gayung magkaiba sila ng mundo. They will perform a duet at kayo na ang humusga kung may kilig factor din silang dalawa.

Another clue, crush siya ng bayan.

Anyway, ilang tulog na lang at first major concert na ni Jen, kaya sa mga gusto pang bumili ng tickets, buy na kayo sa Music Museum, National Bookstore at all Robinson’s branches. Puwede rin kayong tumawag sa 832-8261/64.

Ang Music in Me ay co-prod ni Jennylyn at ng manager niyang si Becky Aguila. Other guests include Janno Gibbs, Aiza Seguerra and Hale.

Jennylyn would also like to acknowledge the following sponsors: GMA Network, Converse, Particles, WL Foods, Starmall, Finds, Drs. Manny and Pie Calayan, Bambini, NP Kopi Tiam, GMA Records, GMA Artist Center, Gerry’s Grill, Renew, NMI Fanatxt, PCSO, Ultimate Media, Yes FM, Love Radio at marami pang iba.

Friday, May 12, 2006

No reconciliation between Mark & Jennylyn

WALANG balikang naganap kina Mark Herras at Jennylyn Mercado matapos silang mag-taping ng “I Luv NY” sa New York. They stayed there for almost a month at purely work lang ang namagitan between them, walang personalan. ’Yan ang sabi ng dalawa sa presscon ng bago nilang soap opera na mapa-panood sa GMA-7 star-ting Monday (May 15).



Smooth-sailing ang working relationship ng dalawa at ayon sa mga co-stars nilang sina Jolina Magdangal at Marvin Agustin, parang hindi nag-split sina Mark at Jennylyn. Off-camera, ang sweet-sweet nila at parating naglalambingan. Kinikilig nga raw sila sa ex-sweethearts, sabi nina Jolina at Marvin.

Noong parehong nagkasakit sina Mark at Jennylyn, they took care of each other. "Kami lang kasi ang inaasahan ng bawa’t isa. Pareho kaming walang kasamang chaperon. May pinagsamahan kami ni Jen kaya wala kaming nakitang masama kung alagaan namin ang isa’t isa," ani Mark.

Expected na raw nilang pagbalik nila sa Pilipinas ay tatanungin sila kung nagkabalikan ba sila. "Okey kami ni Jen. We’re friends. Kung ano’ng nakikita sa amin on-and-off camera, gano’n kami. I’m not closing doors sa possibility na magkakabalikan kami," said Mark.

Nagpahayag naman si Jen na naka-move on na siya sa split-up nila ni Mark. "Naka-let go na ako," she said. Otherwise, hindi niya tatanggapin ang offer ng GMA na magkasama sila ni Mark sa "I Luv NY." Personal choice pa ni Jennylyn si Mark na maging isa sa mga special guests sa gaganapin niyang birthday concert na siya ang producer. Billed "Music in Me," sa Music Museum ito on May 15 at magde-dirty dancing silang dalawa. (Rowena Agilada)

TEMPO

HOT SHOTS
by : Gerry Ocampo



MARK din ang pangalan ng lalaking nali-link ngayon kay Jennylyn Marcado. Isa itong half-British at half-American na nakilala ng young actress sa taping ng I Luv NY sa New York.

Susunod nga raw ang naturang guy dito sa ’Pinas para ipakita kay Jen na seryoso ito sa kanya.

“Hindi siya nanliligaw. Nagkakilala lang kami sa New York at nakasama sa taping ng I Luv NY. Saka, hindi ko siya type. Pinoy pa rin po ang gusto ko,” ani Jen.



People's Tonight
5/12/2006 18:42 PM

DAILY INSIDER
by : Dinno Erece

KUNG may Pauleen Luna pa rin si Mark Herras, nandiyan pa rin si Jake Cuenca para kay Jennylyn Mercado.

This Monday, set to premiere na ang pinakabagong soap ng GMA na I Luv NY. Ito ang balik tambalan nina Jenny and Mark as well as Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin. Marami ang nag-aabang ng reconciliation soap ng first Starstruck survivor pair kaya eto na nga ‘yon.

Kaya lang, Mark can still be seen with his other love team, si Pauleen Luna sa tenth season story My Darling Mermaid ng Love to Love every Sunday after SOP Gigsters.

This Sunday din, sa karelyebo naman ng Baul na Kakakaka-BOO, balik tambalan din sina Jenny and Jake sa Revenge of the Mummy episode na ikukuwento ni Chaka Doll with Benjie Paras playing the mummy.

Mga peryista sina Jenny and Jake dito na una ring pinagtambal sa isang Love to Love episode in its ninth season. Babaing gabamba si Jenny at lalaking gubat naman si Jake at join din sa cast si Mike ‘Pekto’ Nacua.

At least may alternative love team ang dalawa ‘no?


People's Taliba
5/12/2006 18:33 PM

KUNG may Pauleen Luna pa rin si Mark Herras, nandiyan pa rin si Jake Cuenca para kay Jennylyn Mercado.

This Monday, set to premiere na ang pinakabagong soap ng GMA na I Luv NY. Ito ang balik tambalan nina Jenny and Mark as well as Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin. Marami ang nag-aabang ng reconciliation soap ng first Starstruck survivor pair kaya eto na nga ‘yon.

Kaya lang, Mark can still be seen with his other love team, si Pauleen Luna sa tenth season story My Darling Mermaid ng Love to Love every Sunday after SOP Gigsters.

This Sunday din, sa karelyebo naman ng Baul na Kakakaka-BOO, balik tambalan din sina Jenny and Jake sa Revenge of the Mummy episode na ikukuwento ni Chaka Doll with Benjie Paras playing the mummy.

Mga peryista sina Jenny and Jake dito na una ring pinagtambal sa isang Love to Love episode in its ninth season. Babaing gabamba si Jenny at lalaking gubat naman si Jake at join din sa cast si Mike ‘Pekto’ Nacua.

At least may alternative love team ang dalawa ‘no?


People's Taliba
5/12/2006 18:33 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Who Luvs NY?

Article posted May 11, 2006

GMA Network’s newest primetime offering, I LUV NY, is set in the romantic city of New YorkThis is the first Philippine primetime TV soap to use a world-class location as its backdrop, around which revolves the story of the four main characters. Yes, in the city that never sleeps, love keeps pairs Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin, and [b]Jennylyn Mercado [/b]and Mark Herras up and about.

The love story is shot in different landmarks in New York, where our major characters will meet, encounter adventures and misadventures, and eventually, fall in love.

Beginning May 15 viewers will be swept off their feet by this double-dose of romance, featuring the much-awaited reunion of their favorite screen pairs Jolina and Marvin, as well as StarStruck’s most talked about couple [b]Jennylyn[/b] and Mark.

The romantic tale begins with Baste’s (Mark Herras) dreams of earning enough money to go to the United States to look for his long-lost mother. Rumor has it she resides in California. By a stroke of luck, he is picked as a contestant on Laban O Bawi, and chances upon a way of fulfilling his dreams. However, instead of landing in California, he finds himself in New York. [b]Life then takes an even more interesting turn when he meets Natalie (Jennylyn Mercado).[/b]

[b]In New York, Natalie runs away from home because her parents insist on marrying her off to a young man she doesn’t know. It isn’t that they don’t love her. Her family’s failing business needs this marriage if they are going to stay afloat. But Natalie refuses to be a sacrificial lamb. [/b]
And then there’s Albert, Natalie’s close cousin. Due to his spate of love problems, Albert often takes his anger out on his employees. Fed up with his behavior, his receptionist resigns. This is where Polly (Jolina Magdangal) comes in, for as soon as she reads in the papers about the opening for a receptionist in the apartment, she immediately applies for the job. Unknown to Polly, her would-be boss is her exact opposite for just as Polly’s life is topsy-turvy, the neat-freak Albert’s is completely organized!

Joining I LUV NY’s two pairs of love birds are William Martinez and Yayo Aguila as Joaquin and Susan, Baste’s parents; Caridad Sanchez as Lola Juliana, Baste’s grandmother; Tirso Cruz III and Carmi Martin as Edward and Diane, Natalie’s parents; Gabby Eigenmann and Krizzy Jareño as Paul and Shayne, Natalie’s siblings; Isabel Oli as Wendy, Polly’s rival for Albert’s heart; Alfred Vargas as Seb or Sebastian Santos, Baste’s namesake and the young man set to marry Natalie; Mike Tan as Jero, the bellboy who is Baste’s confidante in New York; LJ Reyes as Ponyang, Baste’s tomboyish best friend in the Philippines; Kirby de Jesus as Sunshine, Natalie’s gay best friend; and Neil Ferreira as Billy, Natalie’s persistent suitor.

Witness how the paths of four completely different and colorful individuals cross and change its course, as they begin a romantic and unforgettable journey in the greatest city in the world. Feel the romance in I Luv NY from Monday to Friday beginning May 15 on GMA’s primetime block.

Heto naman ang dayalog sa amin ni Jennylyn Mercado tungkol sa isyung balikan blues nila ni Mark Herras nang gawin nila ang teledramang I Luv NY sa New York…

"Katulad po ng sinabi ni Mark, kung ano kami sa screen, ganundin kami in real life. Kumbaga, sweet talaga kami.

"Simula nu’ng magkasundo kami, naging friends kami ulit. Ganun po talaga kami ni Mark pero wala kaming relasyon."

So, ‘yung kaswitan nila roon sa New York, hindi ibig sabihin noon ay nagkabalikan na sila?

"Hindi po, hindi po talaga…"

Bakit ba kasi hindi eh, pwede naman nila itong totohanin ngayong ibinabalik ulit ang kanilang loveteam?

"Trabaho po muna at saka friends lang po muna kami. Ayoko na muna ng higit pa roon. Siguro magko-concentrate muna ako sa singing at acting career ko," katwiran ng dalaga.

Bago siya umalis pa-New York ay parang may pahaging siya na meron siyang special someone na iiwan dito. Nandiyan pa ba ‘yung guy na ‘yon pagbalik niya?

"Manonood siya ng concert ko kaya abangan nila ‘yon! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

Boyfriend na ba niya ang mysterious guy na ‘yon?

"Hindi, friend ko lang siya talaga pero special siya! Special friend. Pero hindi ko pa boyfriend. Wala po akong boyfriend! Si Mark, special din…"

Pag sinabing ‘special’ ang ibig sabihin no’n ay either sila na o MU na sila. Ka-MU na ba niya ‘yung lalakeng tinutukoy niya?

"Hindi po kami MU. Walang gano’n! Friend ko lang siya pero special… parang best friend, gano’n. Para sa akin kasi, mas gusto kong ganu’n muna, eh! Parang ayokong madaliin. Gusto ko step by step…"

Pero feeling ba niya ay okey maging BF ang lalakeng ‘yon na ayon sa kanya ay hindi taga-showbiz?

"Siguro! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

May balak ba siyang ipakilala ito sa press sa gabi ng concert niya?

"Hindi na muna. Kasi, may pinoprotektahan po kaming loveteam ni Mark, eh! Trabaho po namin ‘yon, so huwag na lang po muna," pakiusap pa ni Jennylyn Mercado.


ni Allan Diones

by : Vinia Vivar

Inamin ni Mark Herras na talagang nag-alala siya sa ex-girlfriend na si Jennylyn Mercado habang nasa New York sila nang minsang mawala ito at sumamang gumimik sa mga kaibigan.

“Actually, nagpaalam naman si Jen na gigimik with friends, kaso lumampas siya sa curfew. Sinabihan ko siya na dapat ganitong oras nandito na siya dahil siyempre, hindi natin alam ang puwedeng mangyari, baka may mangyaring masama. Kung ako nga, hindi gumigimik, eh. Kaya, siyempre, nag-aalala rin ako,” kuwento ni Mark.

Hatinggabi na raw, wala pa si Jennylyn kaya tinawagan niya ang ex-girlfriend para tanungin kung nasaan na ito.

“Ala-una na siya nakarating siya sa hotel namin. Nagkaroon lang kami ng kaunting misunderstanding dahil akala ko, kukunin pa niya ‘yung kotse sa New Jersey na one hour ang biyahe sa aming hotel. Eh, ‘yun pala naman, du’n lang naka-park sa malapit sa hotel. Pero nagkaliwanagan din and naayos din agad,” say pa ni Mark.

Hindi tuloy namin maiwasang mag-isip na baka nga totoo ang sinasabi ni Marvin Agustin na nagkabalikan na sila dahil bakit naman pati ang sasakyan at oras na ibibiyahe ni Jen ay iniintindi pa ni Mark?

Ayon sa dalawa, hindi raw talaga sila nagkabalikan, but they’re not closing their doors at hayaan na lang daw na panahon na ang magsabi.

Ganu’n ba ‘yun, Ian F.?

People's Tonight
5/11/2006 18:09 PM

Sa sobrang lamig sa NY, Jennylyn at Mark nagpainit sa kama?

by : Dennis Aguilar
People's Taliba
5/11/2006 17:18 PM


RED letter day para kay Jennylyn Mercado ang darating na May 15 dahil ito ang kauna-unahang first major solo concert niya na gaganapin sa Music Museum.

Noon pa pangarap ni Jenny na magkaroon ng solo concert, dahil bago pa siya manalo sa isang reality show na isi-nagawa ng GMA-7 ay ma-ging isang singer na ang pa-ngarap niya.’Yun nga lang, sa ibang departamento siya napadpad, sa acting, although she admitted na ini-enjoy naman niya ang pag-arte kung saan dito naman siya sumikat nang husto

“Singing ang first prio-rity ko, pero sa acting naman ako nagkaroon ng magandang opportunity. Pero, hindi ko ikinakaila na masaya naman ako sa mundo ng pag-arte at katunayan, lahat ng proyektong nasalihan ko, mapa-TV at pelikula’y nag-klik na lahat. Siguro kung hindi ako sinuportahan nang todu-todo ng GMA-7 baka hanggang ngayon pangkaraniwang fan lang ako na humahanga sa mga artista,” wika ni Jennylyn sa interview na-min kamakailan.

“Iyon ang unang ipinagpapasalamat ko kay Lord, pa-ngalawa sa fans na walang sa-wang sumusuporta sa akin sapul pa nang mag-artista ako. But someday, ‘yung dating hilig ko sa pagkanta ay alam kong matutupad ko rin. Wala akong plinano na hindi natupad. Alam kong balang araw ay makapagtatanghal din ako nang solo sa entablado,” sabi pa niya na ngayon ay busy rin sa pagpu-promote ng kani-lang bagong soap na I Luv NY kung saan nag-taping si-la ng tatlong linggo sa City of New York.

Bukod sa kanyang ba-gong teleserye, nabanggit din ni Jennylyn na ang kanyang special guests sa kanyang concert sa May 15 ay sina Janno Gibbs, Mark Herras at isang kilalang singer-performer na ayaw pa niyang ipabanggit dahil sorpresa raw.

Anyway, doon naman sa kanyang new tele-soap na I Luv NY, ay excited si Jennylyn na mapanood ito ng kanyang libu-libong tagahanga dahil ito raw ang kauna-una-hang Philippine primetime TV soap na ginamitan ng isang world-class location, ang New York City, na siyang sentro ng buong istorya. Bukod kina Jennylyn at Mark, main cast din dito sina Jolina Magda-ngal at Marvin Agustin.

“Siguradong kikiligin ang mga manonood sa dobleng romansang masasaksihan nila sa aming bagong soap na ito. Dahil unang-una, mapapanood dito ang balik-tambalan nina Jolina at Marvin at siyempre with Mark and me.

“Aabangan tiyak dito ng fans ang mga kilig-kuwento ng pag-ibig naming apat. At siyempre ‘pag sinubaybayan nila ito ay para na rin silang nakapunta sa lahat ng maga-gandang landmarks sa New York tulad ng Statue of Liberty, at iba pa. Makikita rin nila rito ang magaganda at modernong malls at mga sinehan na talaga namang napaka-high-tech ng mga kagamitan. Ka-kaloka! Siguro ‘pag ako’y mil-yonarya na, gagawin ko na lang pasyalan ang New York. Magsa-shopping ako nang mag-shopping doon,” patuloy ni Jennylyn.

Kung pagkainit-init sa Pi-lipinas ngayong summer, pagkalamig-lamig naman daw sa New York.

Minsan daw ay apat na jacket ang suot ni Jennylyn dahil sa sobrang ginaw doon noong nagte-taping sila.

Dahil taglamig sa NY, hin-di man lang ba nakitabi sa kanyang kama ang ex-bf ni-yang si Mark at “nagpainit” sila? Alam ni Jenny na green joke lang namin iyon, at may buwelta siya.

“Ano’ng nagpainit? Hoy.., alam ko ang tinutumbok n’yo! Ang totoo n’yan, magkaka-hiwalay ang kuwarto na tinu-tuluyan namin sa hotel, iba ang sa lalaki at iba rin para sa babae. Saka alam ko ang iniisip ninyo, akala n’yo siguro nagkabalikan kami ni Mark sa New York, ano?

“Malayong mangyari ‘yan! Walang balikang na-ganap. At ‘yun ang promise ko sa sarili ko. Bago makipagbalikan sa kanya, career ko muna ang aatupagin ko at ba-ka may mapala pa ako. Nakapokus ang isip ko ngayon sa papaganda kong career ka-ya wala munang lalaki ngayon. Saka na lang ‘yan. Istorbo lang iyan sa career naming girls,”sabi pa ni Jenny saka nagbiro. “Ipinagpalit ko na si Mark sa isang New Yorker na suitor ko roon!”

Kinantyawan namin si Jennylyn na baka nga may isang New Yorker siyang iniwan doon. Natawa lang naman siya. Biro lang daw niya sa amin ‘yun para magkaroon ng bagong anggulo sa kanyang showbiz career.

Samantala, bukod kina Jennylyn, Mark, Jolina at Marvin, naka-cast din sa I Luv NY sina Caridad Sanchez, Tirso Cruz III, Carmi Martin, Gabby Eigenman, LJ Reyes, Krizz Jareno, Isabel Oli, Alfred Vargas, Mike Tan at Kirby de Jesus, directed by Louie Ignacio.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Jennylyn Mercado, tinangkang pumatol sa babae dahil sa sobrang galit sa mga lalake?
ni Ruel Mendoza
5/10/06

IPINAGDIINAN ni Jennylyn Mercado na walang balikang naganap sa kanila ni Mark Herras. Kung nagkabalikan man daw sila, sa TV lang daw ‘yon, sa bagong soap drama nila sa GMA 7, ang I LUV NY.

Inamin ni Jen na matagal ang naging adjustment sa kanila ni Mark noong magsama sila sa New York. Anim na buwan din kasi silang hindi nagsama.

Ngayon ay desidido ang dalawa na maging magkasundo for the sake of their show.

Para raw maging positive ang dating.

"Hindi naman kasi maiiwasan na during those times, eh may samaan kami ng loob ni Mark. Nagkaroon kami ng problema kaya as much as possible, ayaw muna naming magkasama kasi hindi maganda lalabas.

"Pero noong dumating itong I LUV NY, we realized na kailangan na naming magkaroon ng peace sa isa’t-isa. Nandoon pa kasi ang tiwala sa amin ng GMA-7 at ayaw naming mabigo sila sa amin. Kaya nag-usap kami and we’re friends na. Sa New York na nga kami nagkasundo na. Wala naman kasi kaming ibang makakausap doon kundi kami-kami lang," sabi ni Jen.

Sabi pa ni Jen, nag-mature na rin sila ni Mark, kaya ‘yung naging diperensya nila noon ay parte na lang ng nakaraan.

"In fairness naman, pati ako may diperensya. Hindi naman lahat ay si Mark ang may fault. Siguro nandito na kami sa stage na kailangang i-accept na namin ang bawat isa na ganito ang personalities namin. Mahirap kasing baguhin lahat ng basta-basta. Tsaka dumarating talaga ang time na iba ang hahanapin mo.

"Thankful lang ako kasi hindi ako ‘yung mapaghanap na tao. I’m emotionally stable. Kahit siguro matagal na akong wala boyfriend, okey lang. Sinabi ko na nga minsan na galit ako sa mga lalake. Kasi nga, bakit hindi sila nagbabago? Tumatanda sila na ganu’n pa rin, ‘di ba?"

Aminado nga siya na isinumpa niya noon ang mga lalake.

"Noon ‘yun, huh! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!" tawa niya.

"Kasi nga sa sobrang sama ng loob ko, nasabi ko na ayoko na sa mga lalake. As in, ayoko nang makipag-boyfriend ever."

So, puwede pala niyang subukan na sa babae naman makipagrelasyon?

"Bakit naman hindi? Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

"Ay hindi naman ganu’n, ‘no! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

"Hindi naman ako naging tomboy. Nagalit lang ako sa mga lalake. Hindi naman ako siguro aabot sa point na babae na ang gusto ko. Lalake pa rin naman ang gusto ko sa bandang huli!" mariing pahayag ni Jen.

Ano na nangyari sa dati niyang boyfriend na si Jigz Cristobal? Hindi ba’t nakipagbalikan ito sa kanya?

"Nag-attempt po siya, pero ayoko," sey niya.

"Kaya noong masulat na nagkabalikan daw kami, nagulat ako. It’s true na nagkakasama kami pero hindi naman ako nakipagbalikan. Siya ang may gusto pero ako hindi ko na feel!" say pa niya.

Inamin ni Jen na noong naging boyfriend niya si Jigz ay tutol ang buong pamilya niya rito. Siya lang daw ang nagpumilit sa relasyon nilang iyon.

"That was during Starstruck pa namin nina Mark. It’s true na ayaw ng family ko kay Jigz. Ako lang ‘yung matigas ang ulo talaga. Ang hindi ko lang nagustuhan noon ay ‘yung pagiging seloso niya. May loveteam na kami ni Mark noon, eh, tapos magulo siya. Kaya bago pa kami magkaproblema ng malaki, inayawan ko na siya."

Paano kung makipagbalikan ulit sa kanya si Jigz at nangakong magbabago siya, may pag-asa pa kaya?

"Wala na talaga! Wala na akong nararamdaman for him. Tapos na kasi, eh. Maghanap na lang siya ng ibang babae. Ayoko na kasing mamrublema pa sa lalake!" say na lang ni Jennylyn.

Music in Me

Article posted May 09, 2006


This May 15, StarStruck Survivor Jennylyn Mercado celebrates her birthday with a very special concert. Called 'Music in Me', the concert is unlike any other that she has been part of because birthday girl Jennylyn produced it herself, as a gift to that she can share with everyone else. It will be held at the Music Museum in Greenhills.

'Actually, matagal na po namin itong pinlano ni Tita Becky pero mga four times din itong di natutuoy. Luckily, heto naman ang kinalabasan. Finally, nag-decide kami na on my birthday na lang gawin,' Jen says.

Jennylyn says that she decided to call the concert Music in Me because, 'music is inside me. It's my first love.'

The audience will also be sure to enjoy music from Hale, one of the most popular bands today. Janno Gibbs will be singing 'Moments of Love' with the birthday girl. And Aiza and Jen have been working together since Jen's StarStruck days, where they were paired to do an acoustic number so we're sure that their special number will be one to look out for as well.

And what kind of concert would it be without Mark Herras on the guest list? Jennylyn and Mark will be dirty dancing for the very first time, ever. 'As in very dirty!' Jen laughs. 'Kailangan manood kayo para malaman niyo how very dirty but it is.' One thing s for sure: Jennylyn-Mark fans won t be disappointed!

Also appearing is a very special surprise guest. Jennylyn is keeping mum about this person's identity, but she promises, 'pampakilig din siya.'

Fans will also be glad to see that Jennylyn is maturing. She's slowly shedding her teenybopper penchant for pink clothes and bubblegum pop. Instead, this Kapuso princess has been opting for more classic earth toned outfits and leaning towards rock in her music. Concert goers will be among the first to witness Jen's transformation from teen to young lady.

And since a birthday isn't complete without gifts, Jennylyn is giving gifts to some of the most important people in her life her fans. 'I have lots of gifts and give-aways for my fans, friends and lucky patrons. No one will go home without bringing something,' she says.

Aside from the concert goers, she's giving something to her favorite charity too. Part of the concert's proceeds will be going to the Bata Foundation.

For all her planning and seeming self-assurance, Jen admits to being a wee bit nervous about this upcoming birthday concert.

'Kinakabahan po ako. Birthday wish ko sana maging successful ang concert ko at sana po magkaroon ng repeat,' Jen says.

Tickets are available at Music Musuem, all National Bookstore outlets, Robinsons Galleria and Starmall Edsa.

Special thanks to North Park Kopi Tiam. For inquiries, call 7227946/ 7227948 or visit #3 Benitez St., Brgy Horeshoe Village, Q.C.

Music in Me
Article posted May 09, 2006


This May 15, StarStruck Survivor Jennylyn Mercado celebrates her birthday with a very special concert. Called 'Music in Me', the concert is unlike any other that she has been part of because birthday girl Jennylyn produced it herself, as a gift to that she can share with everyone else. It will be held at the Music Museum in Greenhills.

'Actually, matagal na po namin itong pinlano ni Tita Becky pero mga four times din itong di natutuoy. Luckily, heto naman ang kinalabasan. Finally, nag-decide kami na on my birthday na lang gawin,' Jen says.

Jennylyn says that she decided to call the concert Music in Me because, 'music is inside me. It's my first love.'

The audience will also be sure to enjoy music from Hale, one of the most popular bands today. Janno Gibbs will be singing 'Moments of Love' with the birthday girl. And Aiza and Jen have been working together since Jen's StarStruck days, where they were paired to do an acoustic number so we're sure that their special number will be one to look out for as well.

And what kind of concert would it be without Mark Herras on the guest list? Jennylyn and Mark will be dirty dancing for the very first time, ever. 'As in very dirty!' Jen laughs. 'Kailangan manood kayo para malaman niyo how very dirty but it is.' One things for sure: Jennylyn-Mark fans wont be disappointed!

Also appearing is a very special surprise guest. Jennylyn is keeping mum about this person's identity, but she promises, 'pampakilig din siya.'

Fans will also be glad to see that Jennylyn is maturing. She's slowly shedding her teenybopper penchant for pink clothes and bubblegum pop. Instead, this Kapuso princess has been opting for more classic earth toned outfits and leaning towards rock in her music. Concert goers will be among the first to witness Jen's transformation from teen to young lady.

And since a birthday isn't complete without gifts, Jennylyn is giving gifts to some of the most important people in her life her fans. 'I have lots of gifts and give-aways for my fans, friends and lucky patrons. No one will go home without bringing something,' she says.

Aside from the concert goers, she's giving something to her favorite charity too. Part of the concert's proceeds will be going to the Bata Foundation.

For all her planning and seeming self-assurance, Jen admits to being a wee bit nervous about this upcoming birthday concert.

'Kinakabahan po ako. Birthday wish ko sana maging successful ang concert ko at sana po magkaroon ng repeat,' Jen says.

Tickets are available at Music Musuem, all National Bookstore outlets, Robinsons Galleria and Starmall Edsa.

Special thanks to North Park Kopi Tiam. For inquiries, call 7227946/ 7227948 or visit #3 Benitez St., Brgy Horeshoe Village, Q.C.

‘I Luv NY’ worth its big budget

I LUV NY — the romantic series starring Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin, Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras — awed me at its presscon last Monday.

Director Louie Ignacio is very happy at the impressive results of a new camera that is being used for the first time ever in a teleseries. He captured the landmarks of New York without making the story appear like a documentary of sorts.
The cast and crew succeeded in completing the principal photography of the series as per schedule because they got a permit from New York City officials — hence, there was no need to go tago nang tago from authorities while they were taping, like local producers and stars used to do in the old days. They managed to catch the beauty and vibrancy of the city that never sleeps.

So far, in my book — and based on what I’ve seen of this ambitious project which is dedicated to the young and the young at heart — I Luv NY is worth its big budget.

And worth following on GMA 7 starting Monday

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

People's Tonight
5/9/2006 16:51 PM
by : Nitz Mirallez

Isang text message uli ang natanggap namin mula kay Becky Aguila para ibalitang kahit pagod, nag-i-enjoy si Jennylyn Mercado sa pagpu-promote sa different radio stations ng kanyang birthday concert, Music in Me, sa May 15 sa Music Museum.

Taping lang daw ng I Luv New York ang pahinga nito. Co-producer din si Jennylyn sa concert kaya gustong bumenta ang mga tiket.

Dahil hindi kaya ng schedule, naurong sa June ang launching ng kanyang Letting Go album from GMA Records. Ang Panaginip ni Vehnee Saturno ang carrier single nito at compostion mismo ni Jennylyn ang title track na obviously, inspired sa nangyari sa relasyon nila ni Mark Herras.

Napansin pala naming hindi masyadong feel ni Jennylyn si Mark Fraeiden, ang American actor na kasama sa I Luv NY.

Nang kumustahin namin ito sa kanya, “makulit” ang agad na sagot sabay simangot.

Naku, mabuti na lang at wala ito rito’t ‘di malalamang hindi siya masyadong type ng dalaga.

Sa May 15 na magpi-premiere ang soap sa direksyon ni Louie Ignacio. Bida rin sina Jolina Magdangal at Marvin Agustin at ilan sa alam naming kasama sa cast ay sina Tirso Cruz III, LJ Reyes, Kirby de Jesus at Mike Tan.

Jennylyn bats for battered kids

c/o of Lireana og igma



FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo
The Philippine Star 05/09/2006

Because she was a battered child (whose black and blue face was featured on the front page of a tabloid several years ago), Jennylyn Mercado has a soft spot for victims of child abuse.

"I’ve been through it and I know the trauma that they are going through," Jennylyn told Funfare a few days after she and loveteam-mate (and former boyfriend) Mark Herras came back from New York where they (with Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin) did a three-week shoot for the GMA teleseries I Luv NY.

"Up to now," added Jennylyn who is producing the concert, "I don’t think I have totally overcome the trauma."

So it’s but fitting for Jennylyn to donate the proceeds of her 19th birthday concert entitled Jen: Music In Me slated for Monday, May 15, 8 p.m. at the Music Museum, to the Bata Foundation (in Cavite) which takes care of, among others, battered children. (I Luv NY also starts telecast on the same date. On May 27, Jennylyn will open her own boutique, Jennylyn’s Dresses, at the StarMall on EDSA-Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.)

"This concert will show the side of Jennylyn that many people don’t really know about," said Becky Aguila, Jennylyn’s manager. "I mean, the singer in Jennylyn. People must have overlooked the fact that before she joined StarStruck (batch one), she was a singer. This concert has been postponed four times."

Besides Mark Herras, the guest list includes Janno Gibbs, Hale and Aiza Seguerra, plus newcomers Ava and Miguel Aguila.

Asked if it’s true that she and Mark reconciled in New York, Jennylyn said no, even if they were often seen holding hands in-between takes.

"It was cold in New York," said Jennylyn, "at walang kahulugan yung pagho-holding hands namin ni Mark. He was even putting his arm around my shoulders to make me feel warm. It was just a friendly gesture na hindi dapat bigyan ng malisya."

Asked what song she’d like Mark to sing for her at the concert, Jennylyn said, "For You. That’s what we always sing together."

(Note: Jennylyn’s concert is sponsored by GMA 7, GMA Artist Center, GMA Records, Becky Aguila Entertainment & Marketing Services, Bambini, Particles, Muncher Corn Bits, Converse, StarMall, Calayan, 90.7 Love Radio, Faremo, Fanatxt, Gerry’s Grill, Kopi Tiam, PCSO, Placenta, J&G Entertainment & Studios, Finds Superstore and YES! FM 101.1. Tickets priced at P1,200, P1,000 and P500 are available at Music Museum, Ticketworld outlets with telephone number 891-9999, EDSA StarMall and National Bookstores.)

Jennylyn, Mark gumigimik para sa bagong soap

DREAM
by : Ed De Leon


TINANGGIHAN daw ni Jennylyn Mercado ang isang foreig-ner na nanliligaw sa kanya at ang pinalalabas nilang dahilan ay mukhang in love pa rin daw ang dalaga sa ka-love team na si Mark Herras.

Mukhang napakababaw ng tsismis na iyan at masyadong buking na pinalulutang lang ito para ma-kumbinsi ang mga tao na ta-laga ngang in love pa ang dalawa sa isa’t isa. Sinasa-bi rin nila na simula nang magbalik mula sa US, hindi pa nakikipagkita si Mark kay Marian Rivera na siya niyang naging girlfriend niya matapos makipag-split kay Jennylyn.

Nakakatawang isipin, pero maliwanag na ang mga tsismis na iyan ay pinalilitaw para makatawag ng pansin para sa isang serye sa telebisyon na ginawa ng dalawa. Pero, bakit nga ba kailangan pa ang ganyang gimik? Kung talagang maganda ang ginawa nilang serye, panonoorin pa rin ito ng mga tao kahit na walang gimik na ganyan.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Abante Tonite
Jun Lalin
05/08/06

Kahapon sa dressing room ng S.O.P. Gigsters ay inusisa namin si Jennylyn Mercado tungkol sa isang ‘Mark’ na nakasama niya sa taping ng I Luv NY at sinasabing nanliligaw raw sa kanya ngayon at susunod pa sa kanya rito sa ‘Pinas?

Sino ba ang ‘Mark’ na ‘yon?

"Ay naku, nakasama ko lang sa taping. British/American yata. Pero hindi naman totoong nanliligaw sa akin. Ginawan lang nila ng isyu sa akin.

"Pero wala naman ‘yon. Hindi talaga totoo," sey pa ni Jennylyn.

Sabi namin kay Jennylyn, baka ginawa lang ang isyu tungkol sa "Mark" na ‘yon para lalong umingay ang promotions ng I Luv NY nila ni Mark Herras.

Eh, sa balitang lumabas kasi, nagselos si Mark sa "Mark" na ‘yon.

"Ay., ewan ko po. Wala po akong alam tungkol diyan. Hindi naman po kami ang may kagagawan ng balitang ‘yon."

"Kung gimmick po kasi ‘yun, eh, sana hindi na ako nag-deny. Pero wala po talagang katotohanan na nanliligaw sa akin ‘yon," dagdag pa ng dalaga.

Siyanga pala, sa Mayo 15 na ang simula ng airing ng I Luv NY at bida rin dito sina Jolina Magdangal at Marvin Agustin.

Skirts and dresses, pauusuhin ni Jennylyn!

Billy Balbastro



May 15 is also an all-important date for Jennylyn Mercado who marks her 19th birthday. In early April, Jennylyn with Mark Herras, Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal went all the way to New York to do three-week taping for I Luv NY soap.

Now, I Luv NY is set to hit GMA 7 on primetime on May 15, about the same time ABS-CBN initially airs its Bituing Walang Ningning starring Sarah Geronimo and Angelika dela Cruz with Zsa Zsa Padilla and Ai Ai delas Alas.

Moreover, Jennylyn too has set her birthday concert, Music in Me, at the Music Museum with special guests Janno Gibbs, Aiza Seguerra, Mark Herras, the Hale Band and a special surprise guest artist. Ava and Miguel Aguila do the front act.

Mark Herras who doesn’t sing will do some "dirty dancing" with Jennylyn as added attraction. GMA 7, the Calayans, Bambini, Particles, Starmall are helping out.

Music in Me is Jennylyn’s first major concert and at 19, she is producing it too with talent manager Becky Aguila helping her put up her show.

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May poses as a busier month to Jennylyn who is also looking forward to opening her own boutique later this month.

The Jen’s Boutique will have its opening on May 27 at the Finds Departments Store at Starmall EDSA.

The boutique will carry Jen’s designs and fashion, dresses as well as skirts and blouses plus accessories. "It’s time for skirts and dresses too, hindi lang pantalon for girls," she points out.

And since her May is full, her second music album launch has been moved to June. In fact, Jen is quite excited about her songs, especially Panaginip which Vehnee Saturno composed for her. And the upbeat song, No Way, with touches of yodel.

An insider observers: "Kahit hindi pa nalu-launch, may mga deejay na tumatawag at nagtatanong kung si Jen talaga ang kumanta at kung puwede na raw patugtugin."

Jennylyn Mercado gets down and dirty in ‘Music in Me’

By WALDEN SADIRI
Manila Bulletin
05/08/06

It will be a new Jennylyn Mercado that her fans will see in her birthday concert entitled "Music in Me" this May 15 at the Music Museum. This is truly another milestone in her life, and she is said on manifest her total musicality and passion for singing in her carefully prepared repertoire.

Moreover, according to her manager Becky Aguila (?) she will explode on stage with her sensual yet very energetic "dirty dancing" numbers with love team partner Mark Herras. Her opening act, the manager hinted, is inspired by J.Lo’s music videos and shows.

She might even go on the stage riding a motorcycle, while she’s clad in a sexy biker outfit. It would also be a sultrier and more mature Jennylyn Mercado that would face her audience in the said show.

En route to adulthood, Jennylyn’s concert is expected to share with the audience her longtime passion in music which took a backseat in favor of her acting career. It could be remembered that Jennylyn, before winning the first season of "Starstruck," dabbled in lounge singing in venues like in Bobby Velasco’s Café de Malate.

She has recorded her own album but despite this feat, she hopes to catapult herself into a more serious singer and performer in "Music in Me." Her manager added that she’s positive Jennylyn’s fans would be as supportive to her singing career as in her acting.

"Music in Me" is a showcase of her experiences and maturity in showbiz through her music. It is also a celebration of many things - movie box-office hits, high rating shows, etcetera. This is why this milestone event will be shared by her friends in showbiz on stage. Her special guests are Janno Gibbs, Mark Herras, Aiza Seguerra, Hale and a surprise artist said to be from the rival network.

Up to now, Jennylyn Mercado is still overwhelmed with the blessings she has been receiving from the Almighty. One of them is her fashion botique which is located in Finds of Star Mall in Mandaluyong named after her.

Known for having long and flawless legs, Jennylyn’s shop is geared to selling skirts, mini or even micro, like what she is fond of wearing. Her goal is to hopefully set the trend of women wearing more skirts than pants.

Another blessing is "I Love New York," a light romantic comedy TV series shot mostly in the Big Apple. Airing of the series is also set on May 15, and in the show she is joined by Mark Herras and the still popular tandem of Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal.

"Music in Me" is Jennylyn’s first venture as a producer. And for her fans and patrons, she has prepared special giveaways to be handed out on the night of her concert!

So be there at the Music Museum on May 15.

Jennylyn Mercado, sexy at daring sa "Music In Me"

ABANTE
Rey Pumaloy
05/08/06

Dalawang importanteng event ang magaganap nga ngayong Mayo kay Jennylyn Mercado. Una na ang kanyang first major solo concert, ang Music In Me, na gaganapin sa May 15 sa Music Museum. Ito nga ang birthday concert ni Jennylyn.

At sa May 27 naman ay magbubukas na ang kanyang sariling boutique sa Star Mall EDSA.

Ideya lahat ni Jennylyn na pagsabayin ang dalawang event na ito bilang selebrasyon na rin sa kanyang kaarawan. Kuwento nga ni Becky Aguila (manager ni Jennylyn), nagtayo pa raw ng sarili niyang production company si Jen para sa birthday concert niya.

Ang pagtatayo naman ng boutique ni Jen ay para mailabas daw ang hilig nito sa mga damit lalo na sa mga mini-skirts.

"As you all know, Jennylyn has a pair of beautiful legs. Isa lang ito sa mga marami niyang assets. So, you’ll expect some of Jennylyn’s passion for skirts and mini-skirts in her boutique na pang-teenager.

"At saka, ‘yun kasi ang uso ngayon, kaya ‘yun ang gusto ni Jennylyn," say ni Becky.
Siyanga pala, kakaibang Jennylyn ang mapapanood sa concert niya. Sa mga damit pa lang daw na isusuot nito, magugulat na ang marami.

Sa opening pa lang daw ng concert, mistulang Jennifer Lopez na si Jennylyn, na naka-shorts ng maiksi, nakasakay sa motor, at seksing-seksi ang itsura.

Daring na daring nga raw ang birthday concert na ito ni Jennylyn, sabi pa ng manager niyang si Bekcy.
Nandiyan pa ang "dirty dancing" nila ni Mark Herras.

Sabi pa ng manager ni Jen, inaasahan niya na ang concert na ito ng alaga niya ay magbibigay ng bagong image dito. Kumbaga, simula na ito ng mature na Jennylyn.

Samantala, kasama na rin sa bagong album ni Jennylyn ang duet nila ni Janno Gibbs, ang Moments of Love, mula sa GMA Records.

Malapit na ring ilabas ang bago niyang serye, ang I Luv NY, kasama si Mark, pati na sina Jolina Magdangal at Marvin Agustin.

Ang proceeds nga pala ng concert ni Jen ay mapupunta sa Bata Foundation, na paboritong tulungan ng aktres. Katunayan, dalawang bata na biktima ng pang-aabuso ang inimbitahan ni Jennylyn noong nakaraang Pasko para makasama niya.

Eh, di ba, biktima rin si Jennylyn noon ng pambubugbog? Kaya, bilang isang dating biktima, gustong iparamdam ng aktres ang pagmamahal niya sa mga kagaya niyang nakaranas ng ganitong pagmamaltrato.

Guest nga pala sina Janno Gibbs, Aiza Seguerra at Hale sa concert ni Jen. May isa pang sorpresang bisita na ayaw muna nilang pangalanan sa ngayon, dahil surprise nga, eh.

Mag-Aala Jennifer Lopez

SUNTOK SA BUWAN Ni Emy Abuan-Bautista
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 05/08/2006

Naghahanda nang mabuti si Jennylyn Mercado sa kanyang unang birthday concert na gagawin sa Mayo 15 sa Music Museum.

Ayon sa manager nitong si Becky Aguila magiging daring si Jenny sa kanyang concert dahil sa mga sexy outfit at magkakaroon sila ng dirty dancing ng ex-boyfriend na si Mark Herras sa opening number.

Mag-aala-Jennifer Lo ang magandang aktres kung saan bukod sa pagkanta ay maaasahan din ito sa pagsasayaw.

Saan naman mapupunta ang ilang bahagi ng kikitain sa concert?

Mayroong BATA Foundation ang aktres at dito partly mapupunta ang kikitain dahil gusto niyang tulungan ang mga battered children na gaya nang mapait na karanasan din ng aktres noong kanyang kabataan.

Pumasok na rin sa negosyo ang aktres kung saan siya ang producer ng concert. May itatayo rin itong boutique sa may Star Mall na tinawag niyang Miss Jenny.