Monday, May 31, 2010

Ticket prices for the Usher in Manila concert

Start saving people!



Ticket Prices for the Usher Concert at SM Concert Grounds on July 9:

VIP Php 12,471.00 (Reserved Seating)
PATRON Php 9,353.00 (Reserved Seating)
Gold -> P6236 (Reserved Seating)
Silver -> P4157 (Free seating)
Bronze -> P2079
Gen. Admission -> P624

All standing(no seats) and tickets are available in all Ticketworld outlets starting today onwards. For more details about the show, call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. Another Music Management International concert with Fearless Production, Ovation Production and Channel [V] Philippines.

Information courtesy of: ManilaConcertScene

Sunday, May 30, 2010

OMG! OMG! 2 episodes left for Glee Season 1!

I wasn't able to write something about Glee theatricality episode, but I think you won't need it anymore after watching so many replays in JackTV and ETC Channel.

Next is the Funk episode. Glee club is starting to feel the pressure of the regionals. And who will add more to the tension? Jessie!!!

Jessie has returned to Vocal Adrenaline! He broke Rachel's heart! Watch the teaser!



And if you haven't heard yet, the popular TV show has released a new compilation album of songs that will be used on their upcoming season finale episode entitled, "Journey." Glee: Journey to Regionals will be released on June 8, 2010.

Tracklist:


1. "Faithfully"
2. "Any Way You Want It / Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"   
3. "Don't Stop Believin'" (Regionals Version)
4. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (featuring Jonathan Groff)
5. "To Sir, with Love"
6. "Over the Rainbow"

Song preview:


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Win a kitchen showcase worth P100,000 and free trip to Singapore with SM Hypermarket's Super Chefs 2010

SM Hypermarket has launched the latest and greatest edition of its Super Chef series by turning it into a reality show – think Iron Chef meets American Idol meets Survivor.



Super Chefs is open to anyone who can cook, be they housewives, carinderia owners, culinary school students or professional chefs. The competition is divided into three stages: 1) audition; 2) elimination; and the 3) grand finals. The Super Chefs grand finals will be aired on the Asian Food Channel and hosted by Chef Tristan Encarnacion.

To get qualified for the audition round, interested participants just need to present a P1,000 single or accumulated purchase from any SM Hypermarket inclusive of the sponsors’ product together with your cooked dish on the submission day. Throughout the competition, their creations will be judged by celebrities like Winnie Cordero and the country’s top chefs like Reggie Aspiras, to ensure that only the best survive.

The grand winner of the SM Hypermarket Super Chefs will get to take home a kitchen showcase worth P100,000 and go on a 4-day all-expense-paid trip to Singapore for a culinary training. Runner-ups will also win a P50,000, P25,000, P15,000 or P10,000 SM gift certificates.

The contest runs from May to July 2010. For details, visit any SM Hypermarket branch, log on to www.smhypermarket.com, or like Super Chefs on Facebook.




SM Hypermarket Super Chefs 2010 is sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions, Nestle, San Remo, Purefoods, Selecta, Kraft Miracle Whip, Cheez Whiz, Eden Cheese, Mccormick, Lee Kum Kee, Kikkoman soy sauce, Clara Ole and San Miguel Beer.


Click here for the contest mechanics.

Monday, May 24, 2010

SM Hypermarket opens 20th Branch in North Harbour, Manila

An all new experience with a touch of the familiar is happening this side of the metropolis. SM Hypermarket North Harbour is now open, revitalizing shopping in the world’s most densely populated area.

SM Hypermarket North Harbour will be serving approximately a million consumers in the bustling neighborhood of Manila, Navotas and Caloocan, providing them with a holistic shopping experience where most shopping needs are satisfied all in one go.

More choices of goods and services

Consumers are given more choices with a variety of merchandise and other convenient services which are distinctly SM.



SM Hypermarket North Harbour has its own ‘modern wet market’ with its Fresh section where the same variety of selection in a wet market is offered but with more shopping conveniences – air-conditioned place, clean aisles and precise weighing scales.



Shoppers can also find toys, apparel, appliances, home furniture, and techie gadgets. Moreover, for medicines, home repair, or money transfer, they can go to Watson’s, Ace Hardware, or Western Union.



Consumers can also settle bills, exchange foreign money, and even take home roast chicken from the Rotisserie nook and fresh bread from the bakery stand.



They are also given novel alternatives through the affordable house brand SM Bonus, with over one thousand items to choose from, and the takal-takal section which enables consumers to pick the ingredients they want at preferred and affordable quantities.

Moreover, caterers and carinderia owners can get their supplies of meats, sauces, condiments and other ingredients found in the Big Packs area at very affordable prices.

For sure, consumers will get what they deserve at SM Hypermarket North Harbour – excellent customer service at all times. They will also experience luxury of space and a wide array of choices which are both essential to delivering shopping convenience.

Employment for locals, community outreach

When SM Hypermarket North Harbour opened, employment opportunities for the community were created. Local talents were tapped to build their career in SM – one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines.

Also, SM Hypermarket gives small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a chance to showcase their products during the weekend bazaar as it allocates a certain area for SMEs to display and sell their products.

In effect, SM Hypermarket is now a community concept, reaching out to nearby barangays through various events and programs such as cooking demonstrations, songfests, and dance contests. This year, SM Hypermarket will be turned into a community store, not just a place to shop, but a place that shoppers can call home.

This transformation happens as SM Hypermarket invests in people and business partners by providing jobs for the locals and business opportunities for SMEs in the community.

More in store for consumers

SM Hypermarket North Harbour is the 20th branch of SM Hypermarket in Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Rizal, Cavite, Pampanga, and Pangasinan. More stores will be opened this year to bring the SM shopping experience closer to more Filipinos nationwide.

Since it started operations in 2001, SM Hypermarket has been successful in creating the convenience of having a first-rate indoor wet market and a food and general merchandise store. It also continually introduces new concepts to enhance and reinvigorate the consumers’ shopping experience.

Eclipse Cullen Poster, Muse's MTV and the MTV Movie Awards!

For all the twi-lovers out there, Summit has released the newest poster of Twilight Saga: Eclipse featuring the Cullens.



And now for the OST, here's the first track off the Eclipse Soundtrack Album sung by Muse, titled Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever).


And what's an MTV Movie Awards without an Eclipse star?! So as of this writing, MTV has officially announced that the Twilight trio, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will present a never-before-seen Eclipse video clip at the MTV Movie Awards showing this June 7.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

TV, Movie... Updates...

Wow, this week has been so hectic for me that I didn't have time to post stuff in my blog! And since I'm too sleepy today, I'll make this short and quick..
  • Megan Fox is out in the third installment of Transformers. People say she was booted out, but according to her, it's her decision to quit the franchise.
  • After surviving brain haemorrhage, Bret Michaels is back again in the hospital after suffering a stroke. It has been reported, that doctors has found some heart complication that might have caused his stroke.
  • Have you seen this week's Glee episode? Wow. Neil Patrick Harris isn't just funny, he can sing! Those "Dream on" notes, it's no joke! And guess who's Rachel's mom? Tada! It's Shelby! Jessie St. James' former coach in Vocal Adrenaline! Things are getting deeper. And what's next? Lady Gaga Episode! 


         And by the way, there's a sequel to the Glee Madonna episode. Need I say more? Waaaaah!


  • Have you watched the season finale of Gossip Girl? If not, then don't read beyond this line ---
So Jenny saw Dan and Serena sleeping together and she took a picture of them and forwarded it to Gossip Girl. And because of that, everybody now hate Jenny. On the other hand, Queen B, is still contemplating and whether she'll meet Chuck at the top of the Empire State Building and fix their relationship. In the end they got back, but after a few minutes, Blair broke up with him after Dan told her that Chuck slept with Jenny. Oh, I forgot to tell, Dorota has delivered her baby! Aaaaaw... So back to B, she's so devastated, she decided to go to Paris and Serena joined her. And about Chuck, he got shot at Prague after refusing to give his proposal ring to the robbers. But don't worry C and B fans, (I'm one of them!), Chuck is going to live! And in the next season, he'll still try to win B back. I'm so rooting for them! Damn you Jenny Humphrey! Haha!

  • After showcasing his new hairdo in the Ellen Degeneres show, Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson has now started shooting his new film, Water for Elephants with Reese Witherspoon. Whoa! Hot.
  • After losing their son, Jon Travolta and wife Kelly Preston has announced that they are expecting a new baby! Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Experience bliss of a lifetime with Marriott Hotel’s Escape! Spa Package

Relax and reenergize as you bring back to life your tired and weary body with Marriott Hotel’s ultimate Escape! Spa Package. For only $220 net single or $245 net double, spoil your senses at the Quan Spa, where you can enter to a world of restoration and look forward ending your day to the Marriott Hotel’s luxurious deluxe room accommodation.

The package includes an indulging daily buffet breakfast at the Marriott CafĂ© and an hour of massage of choice at the Quan Spa, where water element comes to life. Must-try is one of Filipinos famous service—hilot, considered as one of the best-loved treatments where virgin coconut oil is applied to the body which reduces tension build up. Introducing as well is Dagdagay which is basically a deep tribal foot and leg massage using clay to enhance the kneading motions while cleansing and purifying the skin.

And to complete the luxury, have a moment of lull in the exquisite deluxe room, complete with practical amenities such as high-speed internet access, 40” full high-definition IPTV and the new remote jack pack plug-and-play system, luxurious bedding plus facilities such as outdoor pool and health club, among others. This promo is valid until June 30, 2010.

Share with your loved ones this delightful escape offer for a night or more and experience a surely memorable bliss of a lifetime. For more information about Marriott Hotel Manila, please call (632)988-9999 or visit www.marriott.com/mnlap

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Usher in Manila!!!!

ManilaConcertScene reports that the sexy six-pack R&B singer Usher will perform in Manila on July 9, 2010 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.



No details yet on the ticket prices, but hell, I have to watch this!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Join the First SM CINEKADA!





If you love watching movies with your barkada, then you must love the chance of winning these:
-Appearances in SM Cinema Advertisements
-3 days and 2 nights Trip to Boracay
-P100k Cask prize
-Gadgets
-Gift Certificates and Gift Packs
-1-day VIP Treatment in various SPAs and Wellness Clinics
It's so simple, you just have to head on over to the nearest SM Cinema or IMAX Theatres with your handy dandy camera, plus of course, your 4 other best pals.



Mechanics and Event Details:
1. Starting April 30, G=groups of 5 barkadas can send in their pictures to our facebook account together with a write-up (not more than 200 words) on (a) Why we should choose them at the 1st CINEKADA and (b) Why they watch at SM Cinema

They have to be a Fan of SM Cinema on facebook before they could join. The barkada can be 5 male, 5 female, or mixed 18-25 years old.

2. Photos should be taken within the Cinema Lobbies of SM or IMAX Theaters

3. SM Cinema will choose from the entries 20 finalists which we we will post on our Facebook page.

4. SM Cinema Fans will have the privilege to vote for their favorite barkada by 'liking' the Photos that will be uploaded on our page. The top 5 most liked Barkada will join the Grand Finals.

5. Grand Finals will be at MOA Centerstage on July 24/6pm.

CARAVAN Details:
-Lots of Freebies and Raffle Items
-Live Performances
-Mini Fashion Show and CINEKADA of the Day Search
-Backdrop set-up where Barkada can take their pictures
-Professional Photographer to take their picture
-Immediately Upload their entry in Facebook via our on-site computer terminals
-Participants get to keep the souvenir photo

CARAVAN Schedules:
SM Cinema Fairview (Grand Launch) 05/22/10 Saturday
SM Cinema North Edsa 05/26/10 Wednesday
SM Cinema Batangas 05/29/10 Saturday
SM Cinema Sta. Rosa 06/05/10 Saturday
SM Cinema Tarlac 06/21/10 Monday
SM Cinema Clark 06/11/10 Friday
SM Cinema MOA 06/16/10 Wednesday
SM Cinema Manila 06/14/10 Friday
SM Cinema Centerpoint 06/23/10 Wednesday
SM Cinema Southmall 06/27/10 Sunday
SM Cinema Megamall 06/30/10 Wednesday

So mark the dates and see you there! Log on to www.smcinema.com for more details.

Aspiring to be a film director? Join SM Cinema's Big Shot!

SM Cinema's search for the best independent film makers in the country, “Big Shot”, was launched last May 5, and is set to revolutionize the Philippine film industry. The launch was simultaneous with the special screening of Bakal Boys, an indie film about children metal divers, supported by Apogee Productions, San Beda College, and the Aquino Foundation.

The screening was graced by the presence of respectable personalities like Fr. Aloysius Maranan, San Beda College Rector; Apogee Production's Mr. Albert Almendralejo; and Mr. Rapa Lopa of the Aquino Foundation. During his speech, Mr. Lopa emphasized the role of the cinemas as innovative venues for social awareness.

As everyone appreciated the well-applauded execution of Bakal Boys, Mr. Allan Florendo, SM Cinema's Sales and Marketing Head, went on to encourage the guests to join “Big Shot” and be a part of Philippine movie history.



Big Shot is open to all aspiring student film makers from any reputable college or university. From June 15 to August 15, participants may submit their best works which can be a short film or a full-length movie. SM Cinema will then choose the top three (3) movies, and will award P500,000 each to the top three film makers. These film makers, with the help of renowned mentors, will each produce a full-length movie about “modern day heroism”. SM Cinema will show these movies during its Indie Film Festival on January 2011, right after the Manila Film Festival.

Log on to www.smcinema.com for more details on how to join “Big Shot”.

Twilight Eclipse OST Tracks and New Movie Clip!

Summit has finally released the tracklist of Twilight Saga: Eclipse. It will be out in the stores on June 8, 2010.



Haven't heard any sample clips yet, but I hope they're good. I'm looking forward to the new song of Muse, Vampire Weekend, Black Keys and Beck.

Track List:

1. Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)”
2. Muse – “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)”
3. The Bravery - "Ours"
4. Florence + The Machine – “Heavy In Your Arms”
5. Sia – “My Love”
6. Fanfarlo – “Atlas”
7. The Black Keys – “Chop And Change”
8. The Dead Weather – “Rolling In On A Burning Tree”
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes – “Let’s Get Lost”
10. Vampire Weekend – “Jonathan Low”
11. UNKLE – “With You In My Head (featuring The Black Angels)”
12. Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles An Hour”
13. Band Of Horses – “Life On Earth”
14. Cee-Lo Green – “What Part Of Forever”
15. Howard Shore - “Jacob’s Theme”

BONUS TRACKS
16. Battles- The Line
17. Bombay Bicycle Club- How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep


Speaking of which, here's a new clip from the movie featuring the Volturi. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gossip Girl! Oprah Twilight Eclipse Episode! Promo!

Are you ready?

Two of my fave shows will showcase great episodes this month!

Gossip Girl, will finally end its Season 3 with a lot of "Oooh.." "Aaaah.." and some shocking revelations, especially on my fave pair, Blair and Chuck.


And now, for my another fave, the Oprah Show. For the first time, she'll be interviewing the main cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning. Oprah will attempt to ask Robert and Kristen about their true relationship, if it's purely platonic or if it's beyond their film counterparts Edward and Bella. Tune in on May 13 (May 14 for us Pinoys) for Twiliffic episode!



Waaaaah! I super can't wait!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Philippine Elections 2010

Filipinos... today is the day. Have you cast your vote?



Cast your votes now and elect someone who you think will be the best to lead our country to change and progress.


I think this year's elections is a little better because it is now automated. Despite some failed machines and other voting discrepancies, I think the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic were able to mount a faster process of electing officials.

Voting took me less than an hour. It helped that the election officials in our precint in Pasay City East High School has systematized the voting process. People voted per batch and there's a room (with chairs) for those who are waiting for their turn, so they don't have to stand and sweat while waiting and there's fewer people in the actual voting room. I think we're one of the lucky ones.

Voting has been extended until 7 PM today. Please exercise your right to vote. Our country needs better leaders.

By the way, I think GMA 7's Election coverage is so high-tech because they also used the same hologram reporting technology done by CNN during the McCain-Obama elections. It's so Star Wars!

Friday, May 7, 2010

First track from the Eclipse Soundtrack to be out on May 17

Stepheniemeyer.com announced that the first single from the Twilight Eclipse Soundtrack will be sung by Muse. It also mentioned about the release date of the single and Eclipse OST.

The website said:

The first single on "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" has just been confirmed and I get to bring you the exclusive details. Stephenie's very favorite band, Muse, has contributed a song called "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" and it's the first single from the project. It will be out on May 17th. I haven't heard it yet, but I am very excited. The official soundtrack will also be available on June 8th.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Eclipse still and Breaking Dawn release date

I think that's the engagement ring...

Here's the new Eclipse still c/o LA Times article.


Even though Eclipse hasn't been complete yet with the reshoots and post production work, its fourth installment, Breaking Dawn already has a release date. According to HitFix, the fourth Twilight movie, which will be directed by Oscar winner and Dreamgirls director Bill Condon will be released on November 18, 2011.

Mark your 2011 calendars people! This will be a really long wait.

Bad songs and Bad behavior in Glee's Bad Reputation episode

Today's episode, Bad Reputation, I admit is the least liked episode of mine. Too much negativity and there's not much redeeming parts in the episode. But what can I expect? The episode's supposed to be centralized on one theme: Bad. And it didn't fail to do that.

Today's episode guest starred Olivia Newton-John and Molly Shannon. Here are the highlights:


  • Kurt discovered a video of Sue remaking Olivia Newton-John's Physical music video. He showed it to some Glee co-members and Finn posted it online. Now, everybody at McKinley High, including the faculty were all laughing at her.
  • Sue stormed Figgin's office demanding for a punishment to the one who uploaded the video. She suspects that it's someone from Will's Glee club. Will contested Sue's suspicion because he believes that his kids are good and aren't capable of doing it. As part of her evidence against the Glee kids, Sue presents a copy of the "Glist," a ranking of the members of glee based on a hotness quotient of sexual promiscuity. According to Sue, the list was created by from a school computer using the password "glee," so she believes it's someone from the Glee club who did it. Figgins pressured Will to figure out who the culprit is or else, the entire glee club will be held responsible.
  • For their Glee assignment, Will tasked them to rehabilitate a bad song.

  • Kurt, Mercedes, Artie, Tina and Brittany planned to cause a school scandal so that the students would be aware that they are also capable of doing bad things. They decided to cause a disruption in library by performing MC Hammer's Can't Touch This. The librarian wasn't furious and instead, she offered to talk to her pastor so that they can perform in their church.
  • Sue told Emma that Will has made out with Shelby, the Vocal Adrenaline coach, and that April Rhodes has been sleeping over. Emma's shocked and Sue encouraged her to confront Will in front of everyone so that she can get back at him for what he done. Sue escorts Emma to the teacher's lounge so that she can confront Will. She called him a slut and that she's through with him. Will tried to apologize but Emma rejected him.

  • Sue got a call from Olivia Newton-John and was offered to do join her in remaking the Physical music video. Kurt admitted to Sue that he's the one who stole the video from her office and Sue thanked him.
  • Ashamed of being at the bottom of the Glist, Rachel decided to made a video of a bad song, Run Joey Run with Finn, Puck and Jessie as her male partners without all of them knowing that the three of them will be in the same video. After seeing the video, the three guys were angry at Rachel for they felt that Rachel used them so that she can show to other people that she can be also cool since she got three guys in her video. Hurt because of what Rachel did to him, Jessie approaches Rachel and tells her that he asked around about her before he transferred to McKinley to be her boyfriend. Rachel explained that she only did that because she wants to be popular too. Jessie said that although he understands her in terms of celebrity, but as her boyfriend, Jessie thought that he should have been enough for her. Rachel says that she knew he'd end up breaking her heart but Jessie said that she broke his heart first.
  • Will approached Quin and talked to her again about the Glist. He realized it was Quin who posted the glist after he experienced losing his reputation. She's lost so much that she had the most to gain. Quinn confesses and said she never meant to hurt anyone. Principal Figgins interrupts to find out if Will has found the culprit. Will says that no one has confessed, but proposes that, since the Glists have stopped, they should let it go. Figgins agrees. 

And now for next week, its the Laryngitis episode. Puck shaves his head, Rachel loses her voice and... Kurt kisses a girl?! Here's the trailer for next week:



Credit: www.fox.com/glee and www.youtube.com/user/GleePodcast

New host of the Emmys, Transformers and X-Men movie updates

NBC confirmed that Late Night Host and ex-SNL Jimmy Fallon will host the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards which will air on August 29 8 p.m. ET -- and at 5 p.m. PT.


Credit: iheartjimmy.files.wordpress.com


Other news...


McDreamy to join Transformers


Credit: fusedfilm.com


Patrick Dempsey, the McDreamy actor in Grey's Anatomy TV series, has told reporters that he will be joining Shia LeBouf and Megan Fox on the third installment of Transformers. The franchise, still directed by Michael Bay, will be shown in theaters on July 1, 2011.


X-Men prequel a 'Go'


Credit: fandangogroovers.files.wordpress.com


Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind the X-Men franchise, has announced that the X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class will be released on June 3, 2011 and Matthew Vaughn will direct the film.


According to Variety, "First Class chronicles the beginning of the X-Men saga, before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto and when they were discovering their powers for the first time. Close friends then, the two men worked with other mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop a global threat. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men."



Monday, May 3, 2010

Official release date for Batman 3

Last time, I blogged about the release date of Batman 3 on 2011, but now, the production company has announced a change in the film's release date.

Warner Bros., the production behind Christopher Nolan's Batman adaptation, has announced that Batman 3's official release date is on July 20, 2012.



No word yet on the new villains who will appear on the third Nolan film.
 
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