Friday, May 26, 2006

Sino nga ba ang nagdadala ng ‘I Luv NY’ sina Jennylyn at Mark o Marvin at Jolina?

ISYU AT ABANAT Ni Ed De Leon
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 05/26/2006

Nakita namin ang resulta ng pinakahuling survey, lumalabas na di hamak na mas mataas ang ratings ng serye nina Jolina Magdangal at Marvin Agustin kaysa sa lahat ng kanilang mga kasabay na shows. Kaya nga ang tuksuhan, mukhang sa ABS-CBN pa galing ang balang ibinaril sa kanila.

Pero tandaan ninyo, hindi basta maaangkin nina Marvin at Jolina ang kredito sa pagtaas ng ratings ng seryeng yan, dahil hindi naman maikakaila na malakas ang team up nina Mark Herras at Jennylyn Mercado.

Noon pang nakaraang taon, napatunayan na ng dalawa na kaya nilang gumawa ng isang hit movie. Nakagawa rin naman ng pelikula sina Jolina at Marvin noong panahon nila, pero hindi naging kasing laking hit ng pelikula nina Mark at Jennylyn, kaya kung sasabihin ngang iyon lamang takilya ang talagang sukatan ng popularidad ng isang artista, masasabi mo pa ngang mas malakas ang batak nina Mark at Jennylyn sa publiko.

Eh sa totoo lang naman, hindi mo maaaring pagbatayan ng popularidad ng isang artista ‘yang ratings lang sa telebisyon. Ano ang malay ninyo kung nagkataon lang na asar na ang mga tao sa kalaban nila kaya sila pinanonood? Eh sa takilya, naroroon ‘yong factor na kung hindi ka talaga gusto ng mga tao, hindi na lang sila manonood.

Pero ano man ang sabihin nilang dahilan, mataas talaga ang ratings niyang Marvin-Jolina, Mark-Jennylyn series dahil sa nakita naming survey ay 39% ang kanilang ratings, at mataas yan. Hindi biro ang ganyang rating. Pwede nang lumaban iyan sa Jewel In The Palace.

Mahihirapan na ang kanilang mga kalaban niyan.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Patrick, nagagandahan kay Jennylyn

excerpt from
Abante tonite
Joe Barrameda
5/24/06


Ang isang ikinagulat namin ay nang sabihin ni Patrick na gusto niyang ma-meet at makatrabaho si Jennylyn Mercado. Nagagandahan daw siya rito at mukhang mabait ito

Jennylyn, mark at Starmall affair

Jennylyn Mercado and Christian Bautista lead the exciting May 27 grand opening of FindsSuperstore, the newly opened department store at the ground floor of Starmall EDSA Shaw.

With a Mardi gras theme, get ready for the superstore's festive kick-off activities in celecration of its launching. A store blessing will take place at 10:00 am at the Finds entry way.

Fashion and whimsy take center stage for a fashion show at 3 pm featuring the TPF apparel with models in colorful mardi gras masks in line with the theme.TPF ( The Perfect Find)is Finds Superstore's own in-house label for stylish wear for men. womwn and kids at affordable prices.

The musical of Jennylyn and Christian, happens at 5 pm at the Finds Superstore activity area. Admission is free.

After Jennylyn unveils her clothing line named Jen of trendy, hip pieces from her personal fashion style, exclusively available at Finds Superstore.

Take advantage of this invite to shop for those finds at the newest retail center in the EDSA Ortigas shopping district.

-Funfare
05/24/06

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

HOT N SPICY
by : Vinia Vivar

Aso uli ang birthday gift this year ni Mark Herras kay Jennylyn Mercado just like the good ol’ days.

Matatandaang dog din ang first b-day gift ni Mark kay Jen noong time na sila pa at ito nga ang naging simbolo ng kanilang pagmamahalan.

Kahit wala na sila ngayon, buhay na buhay pa rin ang aso na iniregalo ni Mark kay Jen at love na love pa rin ito ng young actress.

Samantala, hindi pa mahanapan ng date kung kailan ang repeat performance ng Music in Me concert ni Jen sa Music Museum.

Hectic na hectic pa rin kasi ang schedule ng young actress-singer, pero most likely, bandang June raw gagawin ang Music in Me Take 2.

“Pinag-iisipan din namin na magkaroon ng back-to-back concert with Christian Bautista since nakita naming maganda rin ang chemistry nila, pero hindi pa rin definite. Plano pa lang,” say ng manager ni Jennylyn na si Becky Aguila.

Incidentally, gusto nga palang i-announce ni Tita Becky that she’s in need of Pinay entertainers at foreign passport holders, na willing mag-work sa Japan with high salary.

For those interested, call 932-8261/64 and look for Cecille.


People's Tonight
5/23/2006 19:57 PM

Monday, May 22, 2006

The 'I Luv NY' Cast Files

Article posted May 22, 2006

Everyone is going gaga over I Luv New York, GMA's latest primetime offering. Shot in the Big Apple, I Luv New York stars two of the most well-loved love teams on television. One of them is the ever popular Mark Herras - Jennylyn Mercado love team, and the other, back together after the longest time, is the Marvin Agustin Jolina Magdangal love team.

There are a lot of things to watch out of in I Luv New York. "Ang daming napakagandang ingredients na inilagay sa isang napakagandang project," Marvin says. "Yung istorya, yung characters, yung cast, most especially, yung director na nag-execute at bumuhay sa script. New York is a such a bonus. Napakaganda ng istorya."

N.Y.C. will forever be a memorable city to the cast, as they've experienced many unforgettable things there. For Mark, the most special thing about New York was that it gave him the opportunity to see snow for the first time.

"Syempre para kaming mga batang nagtatampisaw sa yelo. Hindi ko nga lang tinikman kasi baka malason ako e pero masarap. I mean like meron kaming eksena ni Jen na imi-meet ko yung mom ko tapos malungkot ako pagbaba ko ng apartment tapos umiiyak ako sa tabi ni Jen. At the same time, siguro kapag na-focus sa show, makikita ninyo nanginginig kaming dalawa sa sobrang lamig pero we enjoyed it kasi first time naming makakita ng snow. Parang blessing pa dahil first-taping day namin lumabas yung snow. Memorable talaga sa akin yon," he says.

Mark also spent the time in New York taking care of Jen, who got sick. He worried about her so much when they were taping that once, when Jen forgot to tell him that she was going out with friend, he worriedly kept trying to find her. It turns out she was at a KTV bar!

I texted and called her. "Uy saan ka na, hinahanap ka na nila. Mga 1 o'clock na yata umuwi si Jen. Konting misunderstanding lang pero ok naman wala namang masamang nangyari kay Jen," Mark says.

In between I Luv New York tapings, Jolina would meet up with friends.

"Nagkita kami ni Nikki Valdez. Nagplano rin kami ni Drew Arellano na magkita pero hindi natuloy. So, hindi talaga kami nakagimik. Pero alam mo ba gusto ni Bebong na mag-dinner with Marvin? Pero hindi lang talaga nagkaroon ng chance dahil iba yung apartment ni Marvin," Jolens says.

Jolina says that her favorite places in New York are Times Square and Central Park.

"Times Square kasi, feel ko nandoon yung buhay ng New York. Parang ito ang New York. Mailaw yung Broadway. Malalaking posters. Iniimagine mo sana meron ka ring malaking poster diyan. At kaya Times Square kasi madalas kong mapanood sa mga movie na kinukuhanan sa New York. Kapag new year, di ba dyan bumababa yung bola?," Jolens says. "Tapos sa Central Park, dun din ginawa yung mga favorite movies ko tulad ng Maid in Manhattan at Must Love Dogs. Nandito ako sa pinagtaping-an nila."


Central Park is also where Jolens ran into Hollywood actor David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in Friends. "Kaso nagmamadali siya," Jolens says. Jolens also saw Emilio Esteves in New York, this time while in Soho with Bebong. The star struck Jolina wasted no time asking him to pose for a picture with her.
"Nagpapicture talaga ako. Sabi ko, Sorry to disturb you." Gusto ko lang magpapicture. Ay kinapalan ko na talaga yung mukha ko. Minsan na lang ako makakita ng artist talaga. Ayon nagpapapicture ako," she laughs.

She was very careful about asking Emilio for his photograph, however, because as an artista, she understands how important privacy is. Good thing that the actor was charming. His companion even took the picture for them! "Blue ang mata. Gwapo at maliit lang siya," Jolina gushes.

Given the chance, Mark would like to return to New York. When asked who he wanted to bring with him the next time around, he answered, "Mama ko," then added, "Kapag pumunta ka ng New York to enjoy, friends not only one."

New York never fails to capture the heart of the people that set foot in it. It's no wonder then that, after shooting their telenovela in the Big Apple, Marvin, Jolens, Mark and Jennylyn truly can say "I love New York!"

Catch Mark, Jennylyn, Marvin and Jolina taking New York by storm weeknights on GMA.