Saturday, July 08, 2006

RE: Nuts Interview

Abante Tonite
Abu Tilamzik

Ang daming nag-react sa Balakubak interview ng Nuts Entertainment kay Jennylyn Mercado nu’ng Miyerkules, dahil base sa mga sagot niya, pinanindigan niyang walang namagitan sa kanila ni Jeremy Marquez at may mensahe pa siya kay Alessandra de Rossi na huwag maniwala sa balitang iyun.

Sa interview pa ring iyun ay parang mas pabor na si Jennylyn kay Patrick Garcia kesa sa ka-loveteam niyang si Mark Herras.

Ang rating daw niya kay Patrick ay 7, samantalang 5 lamang si Mark at 2 lang daw si Jeremy.

Payo ng ilang taong malapit kina Mark at Jennylyn, sana ay huwag na lang munang iligaw ang fans dahil sila pa rin ang gusto ng mga ito. Apektado ang lovelife nila sa iba dahil sa loveteam na ‘yan.

Ang dinig namin, nagkalabuan na sina Mark at Marian Rivera dahil nu’ng nagkasama ang magka-loveteam sa taping ng I Luv NY, laging lumalabas sa publicities na malamang magkabalikan sina Mark at Jennylyn.

Iyun daw ang madalas na pinag-awayan nina Mark at Marian, kaya ang ending ay break-up na lang sila.

Ngayon naman ay pumasok si Patrick na itinatanggi namang nanliligaw pero marami ang nagsasabing nakipagmabutihan na ito kay Jennylyn.

Nadagdag pa ang isyu kay Jeremy kaya apektado ang rating ng I Luv NY.

May pelikula ang dalawa, itong Eternity, at sana’y kausapin daw itong dalawa na huwag guluhin ang kanilang loveteam dahil para ito sa kanilang career.

Heto pa ang isang isyung narinig namin; totoo kaya itong nag-date daw o nagtatawagan (o text ba?) sina Jennylyn at Marco Alcaraz?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Mabenta and Beauty ni Jennylyn

Planet Philippines
Chika-Chika with Pam



Sikat na sikat na talaga si Jennylyn Mercado. Napatunayan niya na isa siyang survivor. At mukhang kahit hindi na siya i-pares kay Mark Herras, magagawa pa rin niya na maiangat ang kanyang pangalan.

Isang senyales na talagang sikat na nga itong si Jennylyn ay ang patuloy na pang-iintriga sa kanya. Biruin niyo, hindi na lang sa kanila ni Mark umiikot ang intriga na binabato sa kanya, idinadawit pa siya sa hiwalayan nina Jeremy Marquez at Alessandra de Rossi, at siya na raw ngayon ang bagong napupusuan ni Patrick Garcia.

Nadawit ang pangalan ni Jen sa hiwalayan nina Alex at Jeremy nang sabihin ni Alex na, “Tanungin n’yo na lang si Jennylyn” nang minsan ay matanong siya kung nagkabalikan na ba sila ni Jeremy. Although pabiro lang na sinabi ito ni Alex, hindi maiwasan na gawing isyu ito ng ilan. Marahil kaya nasabi ito ni Alex ay dahil alam niya na humahanga ang kanyang ex-bf sa beauty ni Jen. Di kaya hiniwalayan ni Jeremy si Alex para ligawan si Jen? Hmmm, ewan natin.

At ang isa pang sinasabing pumuporma ngayon kay Jen ay si Patrick. Biruin mo pati si Patrick ay nahuhumaling na rin sa ganda ni Jen. Ayon pa nga sa chika, kahit tanghali daw ay umaakyat ng ligaw itong si Patrick. Talaga lang ha? Ano siya intsik? Anyway, marami din ang nagsasabi na gimik lang ito para muling umangat ang pangalan ni Patrick. Pero hindi naman sila magkasama sa kahit anong show sa GMA 7 di ba?

Anyway, cutie naman si Patrick at kung totoo na pumoporma nga siya kay Jen, naku mukhang ang dami na niyang kaagaw ngayon dahil mabenta nga ngayon ang beauty ni Jen.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Digital films top Urian nominees

Inquirer Last updated 00:17am (Mla time) 07/06/2006
Published on Page A2-3 of the July 6, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

INDEPENDENT digital filmmakers dominated the list of nominees to the 29th Gawad Urian, handed out by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, pioneering society of film critics.

Competing for Best Picture are “Ala Verde Ala Pobre” (Muchachos Bravos Filmworks), “Big Time” (Arkeofilms), “Blue Moon” (Regal Films), “Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong” (Sampaybakod Productions), “La Visa Loca” (Unitel Films), and “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (ufo Films).

Save for “Blue Moon,” these nominees are made on digital film—transferred to celluloid for commercial release. Their summaries and other nominations:

“Ala Verde Ala Pobre,” about a slum couple living along Manila’s railroad tracks. Also nominated for Editing, Production Design. The film marks the return of avant-garde artist Briccio Santos, nominated for Best Director; Ana Capri, for Best Actress.

“Big Time,” about small-time criminals. Also nominated for Sound, Editing, Production Design, Screenplay, Direction; Michael de Mesa, for Best Supporting Actor; Jamie Wilson, for Best Actor.
“Blue Moon,” a nostalgic romance across generations. Also nominated for Sound, Music, Editing, Cinematography; Joel Lamangan, for Best Director; Boots Anson Roa and Jennylyn Mercado, for Best Supporting Actress; Dennis Trillo, for Best Actor.

“Kalimugtong,” poignant story of two Benguet orphans who traverse mountains and rivers to get to school everyday. Nominated for all categories, except Best Supporting Actor—Mes de Guzman for Director, Screenplay; Analyn Bangsi-il, for Best Actress; Rhenuel Ordono, for Best Actor; Hallen Sumingwa, for Best Supporting Actress.

“La Visa Loca,” a satire on the American dream. Also nominated for Music, Production Design, Screenplay; Johnny Delgado, for Best Supporting Actor; Robin Padilla, for Best Actor.

“Maximo Oliveros,” arguably the most successful digital feature last year. Also nominated for Music, Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Screenplay, Direction; Soliman Cruz, Ping Medina, for Best Supporting Actor; Nathan Lopez, for Best Actor.

The awards ceremonies, set on Aug. 3, will be broadcast on Channel 9.

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino is chaired by Mike Rapatan of the Department of Communication of De la Salle University. The members are National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chair Nicanor Tiongson, broadcast personality Butch Francisco, Malaya editor and MTRCB member Mario Hernando, UP College of Mass Communication professor Gigi Alfonso, National University of Singapore lecturer Rolando Tolentino, and Inquirer arts and culture editor and UST professor Lito Zulueta.

The other nominees:

Best Screenplay: Mario Cornejo, Monster Jimenez, “Big Time”; Lee Meily, “La Visa Loca”; Michiko Yamamoto, “Maximo”; Shugo Praico, “Sa Aking Pagkagising Mula sa Kamulatan.”

Best Actor: Carlo Aquino, “Kamulatan”; Ricky Davao, “Pusang Gala”; Yul Servo, “Ilusyon.”

Best Actress: Irma Adlawan, “Sa North Diversion Road”; Claudine Barreto, “Nasaan Ka Man”; Ana Capri, “Ala Verde”; Jaclyn Jose, “Sarungbanggi”; Jaycee Parker, “Ilusyon”; Analyn Bangsi-il, “Kalimugtong”. Best Supporting Actor: Ketchup Eusebio, “Kamulatan.”

Best Supporting Actress: Joy Soler-de Castro, “Pepot Artista”; Gloria Diaz, Hilda Koronel, “Nasaan Ka Man.”

Best Production Design: Clint Catalan, Cristina Dy, Lily Esquillon, “Maximo”; Christina Dy, “Big Time”; Benjamin Padero, “Masahista”; Norman Regalado, “La Visa Loca”; Mes de Guzman, Noel Montano, “Kalimugtong”; Briccio Santos, Anil Rao, “Ala Verde.”

Best Cinematography: Albert Banzon, “Kalimugtong”; Odyssey Flores, “Ilusyon”; Nap Jamir, “Maximo”; Timmy Jimenez, Monchie Redoble, “Masahista”; Charlie Peralta, “Nasaan Ka Man”; Rolly Manuel, “Blue Moon”; Wowie Hao, Odyssey Flores, “Dilim.”

Best Editing: Mario Cornejo, Monster Jimenez, “Big Time”; Ellen Ramos, Paulo Villaluna, “Ilusyon”; Clarence Sison, “Maximo”; Marya Ignacio, “Blue Moon”; Abbas Tabas, Arasaw Kurabokov, “Kalimugtong”; Anil Rao, “Ala Verde”; Hector Macaso, Sunshine Matutina, “Dilim.”

Best Music: Vincent de Jesus, “La Visa Loca”; Pepe Smith, “Maximo”; GMA Records, “Mulawin, the Movie”; Von de Guzman, “Blue Moon”; Bernard “Nio” Manzano, “Kalimugtong.”

Best Sound: Raffy Magsaysay, “Big Time”; Addis Tabong, “Nasaan Ka Man”; Michael Idioma, “Blue Moon”; Bob Macabenta, “Kalimugtong”; Tris Suguitan, “Dilim.”

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Survivors and Divas

SHOWBITS
By Danny Vibas

YOUNG star Jennylyn Mercado is back on the recording scene with the new album Letting Go, her second with GMA Records.

The album’s title is twice symbolic for the actress-singer. It alludes to her severed off-cam romance with the young actor Mark Herras, a fellow winner of GMA 7’s star-search contest Starstruck in 2003. On cam, however, they are still a love team, specifically on the network’s nightly soap I Luv NY, where the outdoor scenes were shot in New York, USA, only last April.

The album’s title also signals her leaving the mold of teenybopper singers and singing style. Its title track “The Art of Letting Go” gets an acoustic treatment, different from the Kenny Loggins original. It is, of course, about losing someone special. Wrapped with tender guitars, supple piano works and delicate instrumentation, the mini­malism of this song is aimed at giving more focus on Jennylyn’s performance.

The first single of the album is “Sa Aking Panaginip,” composed by veteran Vehnee Saturno, who has other songs in the collection.

A sexy number in the album is “Devil in Disguise,” which has Jennylyn belting out: “He meets me at the strangest times/ Makes love to me but never spends the night.”

Lets hope she understands what those lines mean and that her manager, the Born Again Ida Henares, read the song’s sexually suggestive lyrics before she allowed her talent to record it.

“Devil in Disguise” is composed by Jonathan Ong, who also wrote another song in the album called “No Way,” which borders on pop rock and is in the mold of Lindsay Lohan hits. It’s an attempt to showcase Jennylyn’s other side: a harder edge and attitude.

Other OPM tracks in the album are “Kaya Mo Bang Ibalik,” “Tanging Ikaw,” “Nalilimutan Mo Na Ba” and “Pangako Mo,” the lyrics and basic melody of which were composed by Jennylyn and refined by the album’s supervising producer, Kedy Sanchez.

She also has a cover version of “I’d Still Say Yes.” Jennylyn closes the album with the lush revival “Moments of Love” with Janno Gibbs. It was the theme in a movie of the same title, produced and released by GMA Films in March.

Letting Go is available nationwide and distributed by Ivory Music and Video.

SUNTOK SA BUWAN Ni Emy Abuan-Bautista
Ang Pilipino STAR Ngayon 07/05/2006

Halos lahat ng proyekto sa Regal ay kasama si Jennylyn Mercado, paborito kasi ang aktres ni Mother Lily.

Sa palikulang Eternity ay sila ni Mark Herras ang magpapatuloy sa makabagong panahon ng isang love story na magsisimula noong 1897 kina Iza Calzado at Dingdong Dantes.

Bagay ang dalawa dahil klasiko ang mukha nila. Komportable si Iza sa mga period clothes na gagamitin niya.

Sa kabilang banda, sinabi naman ni Dingdong na hindi siya mahilig mag-blower ng buhok at gumamit ng gel. Kuntento na siya kahit bagsak ang buhok niya at may hati pa.

JENNYLYN IN HOT SEAT

NUTS Entertainment puts Jennylyn Mercado in the hot seat in its Balakubak portion tonight.

Is Jennylyn going to face the wacky trio — Joey de Leon, Janno Gibbs and Anjo Yllana — bravely, answering all the questions, like what makes her the most controversial and the most wanted girl?

Other segments believed to be ridiculously funny are: Kissing Link; Shake, Rattle And Drool; Wan, Tu, Tri; Jack & Poy.

Also guesting in the GMA 7 gag show are Maui Taylor, Gwen Garci and Vanna Garcia.

c/o em

KUNG dati-rati’y wa epek kay Jennylyn Mercado ang balitang siya ang dahilan ng break-up nina Jeremy Marquez at Alessandra de Rossi, ngayo’y pikon na ang dalaga.

Pinatigasan ng singer-actress na walang katotohanan ang bintang ng ex ni Jeremy na inagaw niya ito sa kanya.

Sa Balakubak portion ng Nuts Entertainment ngayong Wednesday, ’di naiwasang sagutin ni Jen ang tungkol sa tanong dito ng tatlong hosts na sina Joey de Leon, Anjo Yllana at Janno Gibbs.

Sinagot din ni Jen ang pag-uusisa tungkol sa tunay na relasyon nila ngayon ng screen partner na si Mark Herras. True bang nagkagalit sila dahil sa pangungutang ni Mark ng $150 habang nagti-taping ng I Luv NY sa Tate?

Samantala, hindi lang si Jen ang napalaban sa maiinit na gimik ng NE, kundi pati sina Maui Taylor, Gwen Garci at Vanna Garcia, na guests din sa comedy show.