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“Check out these Kapamilya celebrities from their first and their current roles”


From their first TV or movie roles, these Kapamilya celebrities have really changed a lot. 

1. Kathryn Bernardo

Young Cielo in It Might Be You teleserye (2003). George, The Hows of Us (2018)

2. Daniel Padilla

Daniel Ledesma, Gimik 2010: The Reunion. Primo, The Hows of Us (2018)

3.  Nadine Lustre

Host, Storyland (2002). Joanne, Never Not Love You (2018)

Credits to twitter @jadinenco and Viva Films 

4. James Reid

Grand winner, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010. Gio, Never Not Love You (2018).

5. Liza Soberano

Mac, Wansapanataym (2011). Ganda, Bagani (2018)

6. Enrique Gil

Andrew, Rosalka (2010). Lakas, Bagani (2018)

7. Julia Barretto

Isabelle, Gulong ng Palad teleserye (2006). Eva, Ngayon at Kailanman (2018)

8. Joshua Garcia

Housemate, Pinoy Big Brother All In (2014). Innocencio Cortes, Ngayon at Kailanman (2018)

9. Coco Martin

Rodel, Luv Text (2001). Cardo, Ang Probinsyano (2015-present)

10. Yassi Pressman

Young Luisa, Gulong ng Palad teleserye (2006). Alyana, FJP’s Ang Probinsyano (2015-present)

11. Vice Ganda

Joko, Maging Sino Ka Man (2007). Emy, Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad (2017).

12. Anne Curtis

Princess, Magic Kingdom Alamat ng Damortis (1997). Nina Manigan, Buy Bust (2018).

“LOOK: Kris Aquino shares ‘lookalike’ photos of father Ninoy Aquino and son Bimby”


On her father Ninoy Aquino’s commemoration day, August 21, Kris Aquino posted a collage photo of her dad and her son Bimby on her Instagram account. She wrote, “A friend sent this restored picture of my Dad & said: ‘hawig pala talaga sila ni Bimb.’”

I put a sepia effect on two of Bimb’s recent pics & when I showed Bimb he pointed out what he saw, ‘mama, lolo & I have the same smile, same hair, and same chin.’ I said ‘actually you have the same glow in your eyes,’” she added on the caption.
Likewise, Kris shared another photo where her dad was carrying her as a baby. “A friend made this for me. Dad holding me when I was a baby,” she said.


A friend made this for me. Dad holding me when i was a baby. 💛

A post shared by KRIS AQUINO (@krisaquino) on Aug 20, 2018 at 11:52pm PDT

Kris also took the chance to thank the Filipinos who support and respect Ninoy, “35 years after his assassination: Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng mga Filipino na patuloy binibigyan ng respeto at pagmamahal ang sakripisyong inalay ni Ninoy Aquino para sa demokrasya ng ating mahal na bayan.”

Travis Scott Takes Us to Astroworld With His First Solo Performance at the MTV VMAs

Travis Scott hit up the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday and graced the stage to perform a medley of “Stargazing,” “Stop Trying to Be God,” and “Sicko Mode” from his new album, Astroworld. This was the rapper’s first solo set at the VMAs, and he took us for a trippy ride with strobe lights and various visual effects. Kylie Jenner was there to show her man some support, dancing a bit in her seat as her beau performed on stage. Check out the performance above!

Um . . . What Were Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Whispering About at the VMAs?

Image Source: John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande had a pretty busy run during Monday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. They both spent some time slaying the red carpet before separately hitting the stage to perform singles from their recently released albums – but none of that stopped the besties and frequent collaborators from catching up on small talk in the middle of the show. During the commercial break that followed Nicki’s best hip-hop award acceptance speech, the two were seen having a pretty animated conversation with each other, one that included a little bit of giggling from Ariana and a whole lot of side-eye from Nicki. Naturally, the inquiring minds of the internet are now dying to know what this conversation was about.

Could they possibly have been talking about Tiffany Haddish’s Fifth Harmony joke? Or maybe Nicki was telling Ariana who she ruthlessly shaded during her acceptance speech. Some fans assume the artists were gossiping about Travis Scott, who was seated relatively close to them. Nicki’s most recent album, Queen, debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200, behind Scott’s Astroworld, and both artists made headlines after Nicki took to Twitter to allege that Scott’s girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, was partly behind the success of his album after she promoted his tour via Instagram last week.

Nicki later cleared things up on her end and claimed that the comments she made about her album sales were mostly sarcastic, but by then, the internet had already taken this and ran with it. Once the rapper was seen via MTV’s live stream having a seemingly intense discussion with Ariana, many assumed that the topic was Travis and Kylie.

Although – and hear me out on this one – it’s likely that the friends were just having a conversation about being literal queens.

We’ll likely never know exactly what the friends were talking about during Monday night’s show, but we can all probably agree that we’d hate to be the person on the other end of that side-eye.

“Ogie Alcasid on being married: ‘Ako na yata ang pinaka-corny na husband’”


Answering King of Talk Boy Abunda’s question on how OA is Ogie Alcasid as a husband, the latter responded, “Ako na yata ang pinaka-corny na husband, medyo cheesy akong husband.” 

Feeling ko bata pa ako eh” he continued, “I always text my wife at at the most unexpected moments, I text her ‘sup’ and ‘otw’, tapos sasabihin nya ‘sup, sup ka jan.’

Passionate (kisser) din ako eh, I know I’m a funny guy so mahirap isipin na passionate ako pero I kiss my wife all the time. I don’t know but I love kissing my wife, anywhere, on her neck, sa paa (laughs).”

The couple, who will be celebrating eight years of marriage before the year ends, have one son named Nate.

Ogie has been actively contributing to the film, music, and TV industry for 30 years now, and he will mark the occasion with a concert on August 24 at the Big Dome.

“Alex Castro and Sunshine Garcia to have a baby boy”


Celebrity couple Alex Castro and Sunshine Garcia had a gender reveal party on Sunday, August 19. The party was attended by their friends and family. The couple shared that they are expecting a boy. They revealed that they will name him Alex.

Sunshine took to Instagram to express her elation about this new blessing in their lives. "Kakasabi sa amin ng tao na blooming ako GIRL daw ang magiging baby namin puro names lang ng baby girl ang inisip namin ni Alex, nung nag gender reveal kami nalaman namin na BOY pala wala pa kaming name para sa boy… Alam nyo na charot charot lang yang blooming na yan.. Pina double check pa namin sa doc. Kahapon boy nga haha kasi may lawit na maliit… See you soon our little Alex excited na kaming makita ka," she posted on Instagram. 

It was May this year when Sunshine revealed that she is pregnant with  Alex's baby.  

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“LOOK: Drew Arellano and Iya Villania’s son Primo meets his baby brother for the first time”


After the birth of their second son Alonzo Leon last Sunday, August 19, Iya Villania and Drew Arellano shared what happened when their eldest son Primo met his baby brother for the very first time after coming home from the hospital. Primo looked happy and excited to see his new sibling and even gave him a kiss.


“Marlo Mortel humigingi ng panalangin para sa lumalalang kondisyon ng Ina”


Karagdagang panalangin ang hiling ng singer TV-host na si Marlo Mortel para sa kanyang ina na may sakit na cancer.



Sa huling panayam ng Push kay Marlo, ibinahagi nito ang estado ng kanyang ina na aniya ay ’medyo malala na yung nangyayari.'

2015 nang ibinahagi ni Marlo sa publiko na may matinding karamdaman ang ina. At nitong early 2018 ay nagkaroon pa ng benefit concert si Marlo para makalikom ng pondo at matustusan ang pagpapagamot sa kanyang nanay.

Read: Marlo Mortel on his mom's battle with cancer: ‘Medyo malala na iyong nangyayari’

Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘Burden of Truth’ on KTLA


America’s Got Talent This results episode reveals which contestants go on to the next round. 8 p.m. NBC

Burden of Truth The sick girls and their families are pitted against mill works who are unhappy that their jobs are at risk over the legal claim against their employer. Kristin Kreuk,…

“EXCLUSIVE: Ogie Alcasid, naghahanda para sa isang musical”


Excited na ikinuwento sa PUSH ni Ogie Alcasid na he is now working on a musical kasama si Johnny Manahan at Enrico Santos ng ABS-CBN.

“Kami ni Mr. M, we’ve been meeting, siguro anim na beses na. I basically wrote the story and he improved on it. Then sinama na niya sa Enrico (Santos). It’s about a middle-aged songwriter na laos na,” simulang kuwento ni Ogie.

Baka raw next year pa ito maipalabas dahil gusto nila itong pagandahin talaga.

“Hopefully, baka next year matapos na namin. Kasi ang musical it takes three years average, gusto naman naming pagandahin,” sey pa ng singer-actor.

Bakit ba siya nagkainteres na sulatin ang musical na siya rin mismo ang magbibida?

Aniya, “Kasi yan naman ang fear ng lahat ng mga singer, ang malaos. Ang mga kanta kasi pana-panahon yan, eh. Aminin na natin yung songs ko ngayon, hindi na siya pakikinggan ng mga millennials, maybe some.

“May movie ako noon na hindi kumita, yung I Do Bidoo Bidoo. May karakter kasi ako doon na nagtuturo na lang ng gitara tapos kumikita na lang ako sa mga royalty ko. Yon yung isa sa naging peg ng istorya ko.”

Aminado rin si Ogie na marami siyang mga maling desisyon na ginawa sa buhay noon tulad sa mga pinasok na businesses, pero ina-acknowledge daw niya ang kahit anong failure na dumarating sa kanya.

“It’s so important for you to acknowledge failure and for you to recognize it as a failure because it’s not… Hindi mo puwedeng dedmahin yon kasi pumalpak ka don, hindi siya nag-work. And it’s an indicator of, ‘Okay, I’ll not go there,’” rason pa niya.

“But that won’t stop me from trying other thing. Like itong pagpo-produce ng films sa Cinemalaya (Kuya Wes), dati pangarap lang yon, eh.

“Nung naging close ako kay Daboy (Rudy Fernandez) at nung nakikita ko sina Bossing (Vic Sotto), sabi ko, ‘Ang sarap naman nila, nagpo-produce sila ng sarili nilang movie.’

“I wonder if one day I can and then one day here comes an opportunity, and it wasn’t dahil kasi walang magpo-produce. And then, inalok sa akin ni Piolo (Pascual), ‘sige, magko-prod tayo,’ so there, parang fell into place lang,” dagdag niyang kuwento.

Eh, ang politics, kinonsider ba niyang pasukin?

“That’s a no-no for me. Madumi siya. Ayaw ni Regine (Velasquez). Di ba, alam mo yung araw-araw ka na lang nasa dyaryo, maganda naman yung ginagawa ng iba pero titirahin ka pa rin. Parang kawawa naman yung mga anak ko, eh, hindi ko kaya yon.

“Gusto nila akong patakbuhing congressman, senador. Hindi naman ako nag-aral ng… ang alam ko lang masscom,” sabay tawa ni Ogie.

Catch Ogie in his upcoming concert titled OA: Ogie Alcasid 30th Anniversary Concert. Gaganapin ito sa Araneta Coliseum sa Biyernes, August 24, 8 pm.