Patimpalak ng Ginoong Pilipinas-USA
Collado, Nanalo ng Walong Karangalan sa 2005 World Champtionship of Performing
ng producers at stars ng "Comedy Riot Sa Amerika"!
Mejia, Nag-Release ng bagong CD album!
Pinoy TV sa Los Angeles, Available na rin sa Comcast Cable Company!
Hot Babes, May Mga Gustong Ipakita at Patunayan sa Publiko!
Vicki Belo at a Hollywood charitable event
Torres Ibabalik Ang Naudlot na Showbiz Career!
the Making," "Behind The Scenes" and "Interviews" with Cabanatuan Survivors
will be included in the DVD release of the film THE GREAT RAID!
Huhusgahan sa kanyang solo concert sa Rio Casino & Hotel Suites sa Las
Pinoy TV sa L.A., Mayroon Na Pero Palpak?
Talaga'ng Puso Ang 'KAPAMILYA'!
Riot Sa Amerika," Riot Talaga!
Puso Ang Kapamilya?
Montalban, Bernardo Bernardo, Leandro at Carlo Muñoz, Ms. Lucita Soriano,
at ang dating artistang si Vilma Valera, sa Gawad Parangal 2005 sa Sacramento,
ng S.O.P. at A.S.A.P. sa Los Angeles, Hindi Na Matutuloy! Eat Bulaga hindi
Navarro vs. Jukebox Queens Concert Producer
FOOTLOOSE: young hot TV stars in their theatre debuts
Caravan: ASAP '05 at The Buzz sa Amerika, Bogus Lang Ba?
Pa Rin Ang Nagwagi!
On Fire' - the L.A. Version!
Day' ni Dra. Vicki Belo sa L.A.!
Gutierrez sa Premiere ng "Kung Fu Hustle"
May Hinaing sa Ichiban!
ni Rustom Padilla, Hindi Na Siya Ang May-Ari!
Crawford at EXORCIST Prequel premiere
Cuneta vs. Sarah Geronimo sa Hunyo 11 sa L.A.!
Salonga, Ambisyosa sa Kanya'ng Unang Concert Tour!
at ABS-CBN malapit nang magtapat sa Estados Unidos!
binastos ako sa dressing room ng SOP!
ni Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, star-studded!
Bautista, Naungusan Na ang Ibang Champions!
Singer Lalaine Scores Warner Bros. Record Deal!
Great Raid' Moved (Again) to December 2, 2005!
Thoughts from Ruffa
rocks Hollywood Palladium
16th Annual Reflections Awards in L.A.
An Exclusive Interview with Jim Brickman
Jaya, Basil, at Carol "Trick or Treat" Concert sa Los Angeles!
Launch Tournament @ Exclusive Mansion in Beverly Hills
Annual Filipino-American Library Benefit Gala
of the Champions in SFO with Erik Santos
are they now?
Gives Birth to Venicia Loran Bektas
Fan Questioning Yilmaz!
the Jubilee Theater: Sometimes 'Originals' Are Not the Best
Ballad Hitmakers Still Radiate!
RUSBLOOM Shop Unveiled in Panorama City
Lorin Turns One!
V Hits Shrine to the Hilt!
of Two" Nora-Kuh concert at Hollywood Palladium!
Buzz in L.A.
and Songwriter": First Sold-Out 2004 U.S. Concert Sizzles!
Crawford Excluded at "The Exorcist IV: The Beginning"; New Album Soon to
be Released in Europe
the Dance Diva - Jocelyn Enriquez
L.A. Concert of 2004 - an Intimate Night with Phenomenal Piolo
and Pops' 2003 U.S. Concert Tour kicks off in Los Angeles with a big bang!
USA's second tour offering, the unbeatable "Martin-Pops" tandem!
Alajar and Charles R. Uy Receive Recognition at 2nd Cinema Indio Festival
Ruffa with Love
Sad Thing Happened On My Way Out from the FPAC!
leaves Los Angeles for a home in Turkey!
"Bong" Revilla honored by Motion Picture Association
Concerts and what's new with TF?
L.A. birthday celebration!
and Lani with Basil, deja vu?
A Baby Shower for Ruffa!
open letter from Ruffa's husband: Yilmaz Bektas
with Ruffa Gutierrez: the wedding invitation
Ann, Robin, and Rustom show at Orpheum Theater a big success!
Close-Up Look: Conversations with Judy Ann Santos
Enriquez releases new album, "All My Life"
Morales in town
Ann Santos to storm L.A.!
By Oliver Carnay
Ballad Hitmakers Still Radiate!
HOLLYWOOD, California - Great Filipino performers
Marco Sison, Rey Valera, Hajji Alejandro, Nonoy Zuñiga, and Rico Puno,
artists whose images put them at the high end of the ballad spectrum, joined
up at a filled July 10, 2004 Grand Olympic Auditorium Concert, gagged up
fans to the hilt with songs and concrete laughs.
True to their promise --- the Greatest Hitmakers
maintained the crispness of
their vocal crafts, staged a fully entertaining
ensemble ever to hit Los Angeles, and added more workmanship. To everyone's
delight, these perennial Hitmakers produced at their best, which takes out
the rest of a usual concert. They will be hard to follow. A salute to the
best well-loved romantic hits, each element, pun, and song reverberated
spontaneously. Each of these vocal performers delivered heart-warming favorites,
and embedded lavish scatological humor from start to finish.
Initially for the grand entrance, each of
the five emerged the platform with bright-colored solid outfit and teased
a few songs. Cool-voiced Marco Sison initiated the solo acts by starting
his signature "Make Believe," followed by retro "The Way You Look Tonight"
and "Always" before exiting the center stage.
Nonoy Zuñiga, then, followed with a
heart-warming rendition of "You'll Never Find" (popularized by Lou Rawls),
and his everlasting hit songs "Doon Lang" and "Love Without Time."
Songwriter/singer Rey Valera's comedic flair
perpetuated "The Power of Musical Scoring", giving a chance to introduce
each of the band members, alongside tributes to musical director Gerry Matias
and great composer Toti Fuentes (incidentally being featured on an upcoming
episode of "Maala-Ala Mo Kaya").
Hajji Alejandro showed off his dancing prowess
and revved up the crowd's enthusiasm through Motown medleys, flanked by
"Tag-Araw" and "Nakapagtataka", songs lauded his title as the original "Kilabot
Ng Mga Kolehiyala".
The concert's momentum went on, as the rest
of the performers went back to the stage to do a hilarious version of "Mr.
Suave", and incorporated the "spaghetti" fame.
Saving the best for last, Rico J. Puno lived
up to his unmeasurable title as the "The Total Entertainer," gave blow by
blow puns at the same time as he belted out songs with his untarnished singing
prowess. Rico J went down mingling and cavorted with the bemused crowd, stinging
them with his dirty fun-filled antics. Singing the best of his hits medley,
weaved hearts and caressed the audience before "Kahit Isang Saglit", "Macho
Guwapito", and his very own version of "The Way We Were."
Over the years and even decades from now,
you're still going to remember all the songs from these quintessential Hitmakers.
Thanks to StarMedia Entertainment (headed by Empress Concert - Ana Puno and
her tireless and hard-working staff members), with the help of V Entertainment
Group's Vic Perez (concert's line-producer) who brought once more a very
Too much as it may be, call it "gross or dirty"
but one could only agree that the show concert was one hell of an act --
a full-circled total entertainment from top Filipino veteran artists, which
truly deserves an L.A. welcome repeat!
The act continues on to Las Vegas, Orlando,
Atlantic City and Chicago. (Glimpse more shots from the Los Angeles concert
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RUSBLOOM Shop unveiled in
Los Angeles, California - Rustom Padilla finally
unveiled his Rusbloom Skin
& Products on Saturday July 24, located at the Bennie Bebe Fashion (inside
the Island Pacific Supermarket on Roscoe Blvd., corner Van Nuys Blvd.). The
ceremony, under a grand red carpet had entertainment with overflowing foods,
a festive fete for guests and raffle winners. Among special guests of Rustom
Padilla was 7-month preggy Ruffa Gutierrez (with daughter Lorin in tow).
(More pics from this event at
One Sunday afternoon during a day-long hang
out with the actor, Rustom talked about his new and improved skin care product
RUSBLOOM, and about getting ready to direct his first feature film project.
Russ (as he would like to be called), who
just finished up taking a two-year course in filmmaking (Entertainment Studies
for Film and Television) at UCLA this month, was so ecstatic to finally be
achieving his long dream of becoming a full-fledged director, and at the
same time being productive on the business aspect of his skin care line of
cosmetics. "I have been gone from the Philippines for two-straight years,
and I'm just so happy that my vision in life is finally happening," he said.
"I used to have a Skin Care Clinic in Manila but when I moved here to study,
I have to find ways to earn at the same time. I have always had a passion
in filmmaking. I really like watching films and I knew I have a keen eye
in filmmaking, and this is what I've been wanting to do ever since," he
Rustom's fascinated with
Fellini's works. "I like Fellini's films. I've collected a lot of films and
I'm always in particular how a film is being directed. I like films which
are visually entertaining. I believe that a film can be beautiful and perfect
even without any dialogue. Some of my favorites in my collections include
Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Piano Teacher, Amores Perros, among other foreign
films I have collected," he told.
In August, next month, Rustom will be in Manila
for a two-month vacation to prepare the script of his first feature film
project. "I already have a plot for my debut feature. I'm so excited! I'd
like to do features about the role of teens in the society, about teen angst,
with a little bit of love story. But I'd like to do more of a character-driven
type of film, and the main lead doesn't need to be a popular actor or actress,"
Now, about his new and improved skin care
product, "RUSBLOOM Skin Care is
a safe, easy to use, and very effective product for
men and women. You don't need a facial treatment if you're going to start
using it. The package consists of a soap, a sunblock cream, and an illuminating
cream, which will keep your skin clearer and beautiful. It exfoliates dead
skin, removes blemishes, protects you from harmful sun exposure, and promotes
a younger, healthier, and softer complexion." I guarantee everyone who will
use it will have an invigorating skin and vibrant skin. My new product is
a mixture of fruit extracts (which includes papaya, aloe vera, and other
fruits rich in Vitamin E). The process starts from the soap, a lotion and
liquid toner at night, and a sunblock (SPF 24%) to be used in the morning.
Actually, the product has been around for a few months. I have not fully
promoted this yet, but was very effective that we always run out of stock.
The response from first-time users was really so overwhelming. You really
have to try it to believe it," he concluded.
Lorin turns one!
Los Angeles, California - Lorin Gabriella Gutierrez-Bektas' 1st
Birthday celebration will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2004 at the Seaside
Cabana Family Amusement Park of Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier.
Overlooking the ocean and surrounded by the sand, surf and sun, Pacific Park
has exciting rides, fun games, thrilling attractions, an oceanfront food
plaza, and plenty of convenient parking. The BY-INVITATION-ONLY event will
have UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBANDS for kids, a personal visit from the Park Mascot
INKIE, personalized giveaways, and will be entertained with face painting,
magic tricks, children's songs and animal shaped balloons. (Text and more
by Oliver Carnay.)
OLIVER CARNAY regularly writes for BALITA
MEDIA, INC. ("Balita USA", "Weekend Balita" and "Go4Women Magazine", available
online at http://www.balita.com/ and
PEOPLE'S JOURNAL (circulated in northern and southern part of California),
Philippine and other Asian Headline newspaper circulated in
Sacramento, San Francisco and its vicinities) also published in northern
and southern parts of California. In San Diego, he writes for FAME
Magazine and PHILIPPINES TODAY. In New York, he writes for PLANET
PHILIPPINES, with an online version at
He is a also contributor for BUZZINE Magazine
(www.buzzine.com), AUDREY Magazine
occasional correspondent for
www.siklab.com, PARA TODOS Magazine,
and other L.A. based publications. He is the Los Angeles correspondent of
Global Pinoy Entertainment Corporation (GPEC) which publishes S Magazine
(circulated in Manila, all over the United States and other parts of the
world) and PINOY GAZETTE (published in Hong Kong, Japan, and its
vicinities). He is an active member of the National Press Photography
Association (N.P.P.A.), Press Photography Association of Greater Los
www.ppagla.org for member listings),
and is under the directory list of the Motion Picture Association of
America (M.P.A.A.) covering movie Premieres and other Hollywood events.
More recent news and Photo Galleries of Hollywood and local Fil-Am events
recently covered can be seen at his new web site
Besides being busy maintaining his web site and writing for domestic and
international publications, Oliver Carnay manages Talents, is also a Publicist
and an event organizer. Email him at
email@example.com or at