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Saturday, February 13, 2010

John Lloyd and Bea remain only a love team

If there’s a love team in showbiz that movie fanatics would like to become real life lovers or couple, that would be John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen at the moment unless cupid fires love arrows and bind them together, or if fate intervenes.

Despite their love team remaining only as a love team, John and Bea admitted that they missed each other’s company since working together in the series “I Love Betty La Fea.” And their latest movie under Star Cinema entitled “Miss You Like Crazy” was a welcome movie project for their tandem’s comeback.

“Personally I missed working with John Lloyd because it’s been a long time,” Bea related in Filipino. “It was nice to be working with him again and I learned a lot again from him. It’s a new experience once again working with Lloydie!”

John Lloyd agreed with Bea. He expressed, “I’ve waited a long time for our movie together. You know when a love team stops working, their closeness diminishes. Because of this film our closeness was renewed and we’re both happy.”

“Miss You Like Crazy” is the story of John Lloyd and Bea meeting and falling in love with each other unexpectedly. The problem is that John Lloyd is already in a relationship with Maricar Reyes when he met Bea. In the movie directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, moviegoers will find out who John Lloyd will choose between the two, Maricar or Bea.

“A love story is universal and in the film we tried something new. We hope that moviegoers will like it. A love story becomes different on how you tell it, the characters and the way the story is told,” described Cathy Garcia of the latest John Lloyd/Bea movie.

What to expect too is the kissing scenes of John Lloyd and Bea which the director described to be at a “higher level” than their past films. The kissing scenes according to the director was shot in two days!

“My actors were actually tense before the kissing scenes. But I explained to them that their kissing scenes should be more than the last film they did…the intention of the love scene is different and there’s definitely fire and passion,” she said.

The director also admitted that she had qualms asking her actors to do the kissing scenes because she may be asking too much from them and it has been a long time since they worked with each other.

“I’m just happy that they trust me enough and they trust each other and they are comfortable with each other already. They were able to make it without any apprehension and hesitation and for me the scene came out okay,” she added.

From their kissing scene, Bea Alonzo even gave John Lloyd a perfect 10 rating as a kisser. She said that the scenes required them to really “feel the situation” and give all the emotions required from them. She attributed John Lloyd’s kissing prowess from being a good actor and playing his character well like she did too.

“Don’t forget that I was Bea’s first kiss in the movies. That’s an important fact,” kidded John Lloyd who also gave Bea a perfect 10 rating as a kisser!

So why is it impossible to turn their love team into real romance or become real lovers?

According to Bea, it is because their tandem was never given a situation to become real life lovers or real life love team.

“There’s just a lot of things in the world that you just can’t force like our love team. You just can’t force or push us to become more than just a love team because we don’t feel that way,” quipped Bea.

While John Lloyd explained that ever since their love team started, they never disillusioned their fans about themselves. They were always true to who they are and that was the secret to the success of their love team – their sincerity and chemistry! “If we pretend to be more than a love team to sell tickets or for people to watch our movies, I guess that will be the end of our love team,” John Lloyd stressed. “If love happens to us we can’t do anything about it. But it hasn’t happened yet. If it happens you’d know about it.”

So can anyone of them relate to their film?

“I can relate to it since there was a time in my past that I was already committed and I still fell for another…basically everyone can relate to this movie,” said John Lloyd.

Shot in the Philippines and Malaysia, “Miss You Like Crazy” opens on Feb. 24 and its theme song of the same title is sang by Erik Santos.
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Dingdong Dantes appeals to Comelec to reconsider Fair Election Act

Kahit na kasalukuyang nasa Spain ngayon ang actor na si Dingdong Dantes, very much aware pa rin ito sa biglaang paglabas ng ruling ng Comelec, ang Republic Act 9006 o ang Fair Election Act, kunsaan, kung talagang ii-implement ito, siguradong marami sa mga artista ngayon ang posibleng maapektuhan.

Ibinalita kahapon sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na nag-uusap na ang mga taga-Ayos Na (Advocacy for Youth and Students for Noynoy Aquino) hinggil sa paglabas ng naturang batas.

Ayon din sa talent manager ni Dingdong na si Perry Lansigan nang makausap nito ang actor, pag-uwing pag-uwi raw nito galing ng Spain ay siguradong makikipag-usap at makikipag-meeting ito sa mga bumubuo ng Ayos Na.

DINGDONG'S STATEMENT. Kanina, nakatanggap ang PEP ng text message mula mismo kay Dingdong kunsaan nakasaad ang kanyang official statement regarding the Fair Election Act para sa mga katulad niyang artista.

Ito ang nilalaman ng kanyang text message:

"The Comelec rule prevents artists from participating responsibly in a very important political exercise. It even deprives some artists the chance to earn extra income only because they are working in a candidate's campaign.

"Worst, it forces many artists like me who are volunteering for Kuya Noynoy Aquino for free, to choose between making a decent living and making a difference in a supposedly democratic exercise. I appeal to the sense of reason of the Comelec and Supreme Court to clarify the present issue and what I perceive as a flaw in the law.

"I request legal luminaries to guide and support us on this important issue. Most of all, I call on my friends and fellow workers in the industry to make our common stand."
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AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Feb. 9-11): Three different shows occupy top spot in the primetime race

The battle for primetime supremacy is as tight as ever with three different shows occupying the top slot the last three nights.

GMA-7's telefantasya The Last Prince was the No. 1 show last Tuesday, Feb. 9, with 33.8 percent. Full House, the Kapuso network's version of a hit Koreanovela, grabbed the lead Wednesday, Feb. 10, with 33 percent. Finally, ABS-CBN's newest primetime series Agua Bendita zoomed to the No. 1 spot last Feb. 11, with 32.3 percent. Another show, Darna, took the top spot last Monday, Feb. 8, making the primetime race literally anybody's ballgame.

The race for daytime leadership is also now getting closer, but GMA-7 noontime show Eat Bulaga! remains the show to beat; followed by ABS-CBN's Wowowee and Showtime.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from Feb. 9 to 11, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

February 9, Tuesday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.7%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 4.7%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 3.3%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 5.3%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 5.3%; Gintama (ABS-CBN) 3.9%

Kekkaishi (GMA-7) 6%; Naruto Shippuuden (ABS-CBN) 4.1%

Knock Out (GMA-7) 8.7%; Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) 3.7%

Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 10.2%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 15.4%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 17.4%


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 23.9%; Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) 15.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 18.4%

Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 16%; Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 11.2%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 15.6%; Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 15.8%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 9.4%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 8.6%

Laf En Roll (GMA-7) 9.5%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 10.4%

Family Feud (GMA-7) 12.6%; Love Is Only In The Movies (ABS-CBN) 11.2%


First Time (GMA-7) 21.6%; Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 19.7%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 30.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 27.9%

Darna (GMA-7) 33.4%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 33.3%

The Last Prince (GMA-7) 33.8%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 32.4%

Full House (GMA-7) 30.4%; Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 31.9%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 26.6%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 21.7%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) 28.7%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 14.1%

Saksi (GMA-7) 13.2%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.8%

Reporter's Notebook (GMA-7) 7.4%; The Correspondents (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; PBB Double Up Late (ABS-CBN) 1.3%; Take One Presents... (ABS-CBN) 0.7%

February 10, Wednesday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.8%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.9%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 5.6%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 4.6%

Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 7.3%; Gintama (ABS-CBN) 4.4%

Kekkaishi (GMA-7) 9.2%; Naruto Shippuuden (ABS-CBN) 6.3%

Knock Out (GMA-7) 10.4%; Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) 3.6%

Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 9.4%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 16.5%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 16.5%


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 21.2%; Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) 13.8%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19.7%

Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 14.5%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 13.4%; Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 12.8%

Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 15.1%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 10.9%

Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 7.4%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 9.3%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 12%

Family Feud (GMA-7) 9.4%; Love Is Only In The Movies (ABS-CBN) 12.8%


First Time (GMA-7) 18.6%; Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 15.7%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 27%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 25.1%

Darna (GMA-7) 31.9%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 29.1%

The Last Prince (GMA-7) 32.4%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 28.1%

Full House (GMA-7) 33%; Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 28.2%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 27.9%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 24.3%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) 27.4%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 13.3%

Saksi (GMA-7) 11.8%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 7.9%

Born To Be Wild (GMA-7) 7%; Probe Profiled (ABS-CBN) 3.4%; PBB Double Up Late (ABS-CBN) 1%

February 11, Thursday


Diz Iz It (GMA-7) 8.2%; StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 14.7%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 18.5%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 21.3%; Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) 16.1%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19.8%

Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 16.1%; Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 12.4%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 16.9%; Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 16.6%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 9%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 7.5%

Outrageous and Courageous: OC To The Max (GMA-7) 7.1%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Uber (ABS-CBN) 10.3%

Family Feud (GMA-7) 9.7%; Love Is Only In The Movie (ABS-CBN) 12.7%


First Time (GMA-7) 21.6%; Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 19.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 29.8%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 27.7%

Darna (GMA-7) 31.5%; Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 32.3%

The Last Prince (GMA-7) 32.1%; Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 31.6%

Full House (GMA-7) 30.5%; Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 28.3%

StarStruck Shout Out (GMA-7) 23.5%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 20.8%; Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) 26.4%

SRO Cinemaserye Presents Rowena Joy (GMA-7) 12.1%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 11.1%
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