Friday, September 30, 2022

Bucket List Fulfilled: 'Korina Interviews' Premieres with Dra. Vicki Belo

IT’S been a long time coming and happens to be on her bucket list for veteran, multi awarded broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas.

“I’ve always wanted to do longform interviews, yung isa or dalawa lang ang kausap ko for an entire hour,” says Korina describing the format of her newest show Korina Interviews airing weekly starting tomorrow on NET25.

“Kuwentuhan lang talaga about what makes this personality who he or she is. I myself am surprised and amazed at what comes out that I did not know before and surely the public never knew”.

For the first time in this interview, with respected and yet often controversial talk of the town Dra. Vicki Belo, beauty guru to the stars, many revelations were talked about for the very first time.

“Vicki is an adopted child. She was called fat and ugly which is why she specialized in beauty. She was a back-up dancer for Vilma Santos.

She wasn’t sure about marrying Dr. Hayden Kho. She talks about worrying about Scarlet Snow. And for the first time ever, she talks about her fight and victory against cancer”.

Every episode on this new interview show promises to inform and entertain. It is getting to know better both the personality and Korina herself, who converses like a friend with her guests.

Korina maintains her magazine show Rated Korina on TV5 and A2Z while being on NET 25 for Korina Interviews every Sunday at 5 pm. (watch the teaser below)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

After Borgy: Senator Imee Sit Down With Attorney Michael In A Rare Intimate Interview

IT’S another fantastic week of amazing content on Senator Imee Marcos’ official YouTube channel as she comes out with two brand-new vlogs that would surely  delight her countless fans. 

First, Imee pays tribute to her father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., as she commemorates the 33rd anniversary of his passing. 

On this special and heartwarming vlog on Friday, a group of Marcos loyalists share their most memorable experiences with the late president whom they fondly call Apo Lakay, while Mamerta Agustin gives an insightful tour of the famed Marcos Museum in Ilocos Norte. 


The video will also feature snippets of Imee’s most recent visit in Libingan Ng Mga Bayani to pay her respects to the former president. 

On Saturday, October 1, due to insistent public demand, Imee sits down with her second son, Attorney Michael Manotoc, in their craziest, most intimate interview to date. The vlog candidly features Atty. Michael in ways the public has never seen before. 

The trending success of Imee’s interview with her eldest son Borgy Manotoc spawned this vlog which puts Michael on the spotlight as he reveals juicy information about his personal life. 


Viewers will also get to witness Atty. Michael gamely defending himself from the whacky accusations of his brothers Borgy and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc that he is a “cry-baby”, while showcasing his dynamics with Senator Imee in a lighthearted and fun exchange between mother and son. 

Celebrate the life and legacy of President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and enjoy a front seat pass on the exclusive bonding of Imee and Michael and subscribe to

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings Set to Release 'Barbra Streisand – Live At The Bon Soir': Marks 60th Anniversary

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 - New York, NY - Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are pleased to announce the digital and CD release of the long-awaited Barbra Streisand – Live At The Bon Soir on Friday, November 4.   

Available digitally or on CD, Live At The Bon Soir may be pre-ordered HERE

Fans can get a first taste of Live At The Bon Soir and Barbra’s show-stopping rendition of “Cry Me A River,” which is available now through all DSPs. Impex Records is honored to present 180-gram 2LP and SACD of this unreleased classic from the world’s pre-eminent vocal artist and have given these their usual “Impex Treatment” with meticulous attention paid to every aspect of audio and package presentation: SACD is contained in a lavish hardcover book package with a 32-page booklet full of historical notes, photographs and a message from Barbra Streisand. The 2-LP HQ-180 vinyl set gets a tip-on gatefold jacket and a similarly-featured 12-page booklet. Pre-Order yours today: HERE 

With new mixes supervised by Barbra and Grammy Award-winning engineer Jochem van der Saag, listeners are able to experience what it was like to witness 20-year old Streisand at the dawn of her unparalleled career. 

Recorded in a tiny Greenwich Village nightclub on November 4, 5 and 6, 1962 (just weeks after Streisand inked her first record deal with Columbia on October 1), Live At The Bon Soir was originally intended to be Barbra’s debut album for the label.

The tapes for Live At The Bon Soir were eventually shelved in favor of 1963’s The Barbra Streisand Album (which offered studio versions of 11 songs from Barbra’s nightclub repertoire).  That groundbreaking album  took home several Grammys including Album of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance.

With the release of Barbra Streisand – Live At The Bon Soir, her first album since 2021’s Release Me 2 (a career-spanning compilation of rare and previously unreleased recordings), Columbia Records celebrates Barbra Streisand’s 60th anniversary with the label. She is the only artist–solo or group–to have charted #1 albums across six consecutive decades (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s).

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of her legendary appearances at the famed Greenwich Village haunt, The Bon Soir.  For the first time, Barbra Streisand – Live At The Bon Soir includes 24 tracks that have been produced, mixed and approved by Barbra Streisand and released in their entirety as an album. All of the original master tapes are from Barbra’s personal vault.

Barbra Streisand – Live At The Bon Soir was produced by Barbra Streisand, Martin Erlichman and Jay Landers. In Landers extensive liner notes (which also include song-by-song descriptions of the album’s 24 tracks), he remarks, “The science of recording has made quantum leaps since 1962. Grammy Award-winning engineer, Jochem van der Saag, has subtly solved audio issues in ways his predecessors could hardly have fathomed. Absolutely nothing about Barbra’s sterling vocals has been altered. However, the overall sonic picture has been greatly improved from the original tapes.” 

According to van der Saag, ‘The moment we played the tapes through modern state-of-the-art speakers, it was clear what the original engineers, Roy Halee and Ad “Pappy” Theroux, had faced. The club’s acoustics were obviously not designed for recording, and there was a lot of leakage from the instruments into her vocal mic. If we wanted to lower the volume of the piano for example, the vocal volume would decrease, too. To give listeners ‘the best seat in the house,’ we used cutting-edge spectral editing technology, clarifying the true artistry of Barbra and her band.'” Barbra was accompanied by a first-rate quartet of veteran musicians: Tiger Haynes on guitar, Averill Pollard on bass, John Cresci on drums and Peter Daniels on piano. It was evident that she and the band shared a genuine camaraderie and mutual admiration.

As Barbra says in her personal liner note, “I had never even been in a nightclub until I sang in one. I sang two songs in a talent contest at a little club called The Lion and won, which led to being hired at a more sophisticated supper club around the corner called the Bon Soir, with an actual stage and a spotlight. The buzz that began at the Bon Soir led to a contract with Columbia Records in 1962, the start of a long association that continues to this day. The initial plan for my first album was to record it at the club, and these early tapes have been sleeping in my vault for six decades. I’m delighted to finally bring them out into the light and share what could have been my debut album, Live At The Bon Soir.”

(source: /photos: #CTTO)

Barbra Streisand – Live At The Bon Soir

1. Introduction by David Kapralik (Columbia Records)/My Name Is Barbra (Leonard Bernstein)

 2. Much More (Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt)

 3. Napoleon (Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg)

 4. I Hate Music (Leonard Bernstein)

 5. Right As The Rain (Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg)

 6. Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton)

 7. Value (Jeff Harris)

 8. Lover, Come Back To Me (Oscar Hammerstein II/Sigmund Romberg)

 9. Band Introductions

10. Soon It’s Gonna Rain (Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones)

11. Come To The Supermarket (In Old Peking) (Cole Porter)

12. When The Sun Comes Out (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler)

13. Happy Days Are Here Again (Jack Yellen/Milton Ager)

14. Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (Andy Razaf/Thomas “Fats” Waller)

15. A Sleepin’ Bee (Harold Arlen/Truman Capote)

16. I Had Myself A True Love (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)

17. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

18. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (Frank Churchill/Ann Ronell)

19. I’ll Tell The Man In The Street (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

20. A Taste Of Honey (Bobby Scott/Ric Marlow)

21. Never Will I Marry (Frank Loesser)

22. Nobody’s Heart Belongs To Me (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

23. My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms (Herman Ruby/Joseph Meyer)

24. I Stayed Too Long At The Fair (Billy Barnes)


ALWAYS make a scene. Watch the new trailer for Paramount Pictures’ BABYLON starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva. 

In cinemas across the Philippines January 2023.



To coincide with the trailer launch, Paramount has also revealed the character posters of the principal cast.  Check them out below. 

About Babylon


Paramount Pictures Presents A Marc Platt / Wild Chickens / Organism Pictures Production A Damien Chazelle Film BABYLON. 

From Damien Chazelle, BABYLON is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.


Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, produced by Marc Platt, Matthew Plouffe, Olivia Hamilton, executive produced by Michael Beugg, Tobey Maguire, Wyck Godfrey, Helen Estabrook, Adam Siegel.  

Starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde. 


Babylon is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  

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Thursday, September 22, 2022


The greatest voice of our time has an even greater story.  Discover the Whitney Houston you never knew in Columbia Pictures’ I Wanna Dance with Somebody.  

Check out the trailer below and watch the film exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines January 2023.



About I Wanna Dance With Somebody


I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legndary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award® winner Naomi Ackie, the film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. 

From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant—and so emotional—journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before. Don’t you wanna dance?


Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Anthony McCarten,  produced by Anthony McCarten, Pat Houston, Clive Davis, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri, Matt Jackson, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Matt Salloway, Christina Papagjika.


The film stars Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams and Clarke Peters.


I Wanna Dance With Somebody is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Connect with the hashtag #IWannaDanceMovie


Sen. Imee Goes on a Sentimental Visit of NKTI and Recalls Memories of 'Martial Law'

SENATOR Imee Marcos continues to celebrate the birthday of her father, the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr., on two new videos streaming on her official YouTube channel this weekend. 

The September 24 (Saturday) vlog is centered on the senator's recent visit to the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI), one of the specialty hospitals built by her parents during their watch. 


Since the former President was a dialysis patient himself, it has become a tradition for the senator to provide free dialysis for patients of NKTI and other selected hospitals on his birth date. 

This particular video episode gives a heartwarming peek on a cause that is very close to Imee’s heart as she and her family experienced first-hand how it is to live with and take care of someone suffering from a kidney ailment. 


On Sunday, September 25, Sen. Imee takes a more serious detour from her usual fun and whacky vlogs as she organized a forum on the 50th anniversary of Martial Law aptly entitled SingKWENTA’T SingKWENTONG Martial Law.

The forum was attended by former military officers and leftist rebels in a free-wheeling discussion about their personal experiences during the martial law era. The open dialogue explored learnings from that period of the nation’s history while shedding light on the myths and misconceptions through the points of view of Sen. Imee as well as such panelists as former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Kit Tatad and Gringo Honasan. 


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Piolo Pascual, Praises for Being Humble: Goes for Optimum Oral Health with Beautéderm

BEAUTéDERM Corporation continues to celebrate its 13th anniversary with the formal launch of Piolo Pascual as ambassador of the brand’s newest set of oral care essentials Koreisu Family Toothpaste and Koreisu Whitening Toothpaste. 


It should be noted that this is the third consecutive year that Papa P has been with Beautéderm as one of the brand’s A-list endorsers. 

He was first introduced in 2020 as the endorser of Beau Charcoal Soap which is part of Beautederm's Spruce & Dash series. But due to the pandemic, it was never launched and he was only presented in the entertainment media this year.

With an awe-inspiring career that spans three prodigious decades, Pascual’s body of work include a consistent string of top-rating primetime television series as well as blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films that has defined several generations, making him one of the most respected and trusted actors in the history of Philippine entertainment.


The immense mainstream popularity and accomplishments of the iconic actor in both television and film paved the way for him to pay it forward as a producer of quality films that greatly contribute to the growth of the industry.    

Pascual’s success as an actor is borne out of hard work and perseverance, which is very much parallel to the story of Beautéderm that has equally inspired countless Filipinos. Both Pascual and Beautéderm are passionately committed to excellence and the highest standards of quality – making them a perfect match.

And Pascual being a certified health buff makes him the ideal artist to promote Beautéderm’s oral care essentials, especially these days where the maintenance of good wellbeing is extremely important not just to survive but also to thrive in these very challenging times.   


“Koreisu Family Toothpaste and Koreisu Whitening Toothpaste are daily essentials of mine in maintaining excellent oral health,” says Pascual.

“These are all-natural products that are not only hygienic but it adds an extra layer of protection against germs and viruses as well. I am so grateful to my Beautéderm family and to Ms. Rei for trusting to represent these amazing products that I absolutely love.”

Beautéderm’s President and CEO Rhea Anicoche-Tan on the other hand is thrilled to have Pascual on-board the fabulous Beautéderm family for the third straight year.

“Who doesn’t love Piolo? No one could every argue that he is the ultimate hunk and one of the industry’s top leading men,” says Anicoche-Tan.


“But beyond all the pomp of his showbiz persona is a hard-working man who creates a positive difference in this world through his professionalism, humility, and the goodness of his heart. Plus it really doesn’t hurt that he has a dazzling megawatt smile right? It is truly our pleasure to have Piolo with us in our Beautéderm family.”    

According to the down-to-earth and very generous owner of Beautederm, "si Piolo talaga walang ka-ere-ere na tao. Kahit maghintay siya sa labas, parang okay lang, hindi niya kami minamadali.

"Tapos sabi ko nga, bilang negosyante, ginagawa niya ang work niya, makikita mo talaga ang mga post niya, kaya sulit na sulit siya na maging endorser.

"Kaya sana makasama ko pa siya sa marami pang taon, dahil marami pa tayong batang pinag-aaral.

"Iba kasi na meron na tayong Piolo, may Marian (Rivera), at Dingdong (Dantes) pa, nakakabit na kasi sa akin ang mga pangalan nila. Kaya nagkakaroon ng prestige ang aking maliit na kumpanya.

"Kaya I'm very and proud na kasama si Piolo na napakagaling na artista, ang guwapo pa. Piolo is Piolo."


Ms. Rei also shared that world stopped when Piolo arrived at the 'Beautederm Ball'. Everyone was amazed, including her and can't hide her admiration to the award-winning actor and she was really blushing.

In 2016 she got the award-winning actress Sylvia Sanchez to be the first female endorser and face of Beautederm. She told to the manager of the actress, Anna Goma, "ang gusto kong first male endorser ay si Piolo. At that time, wala pa akong pera na pambayad sa kanya.

"Kaya sabi ko, promise I will work hard, dahil gusto ko siyang makilala at maging endorser ng mga products ang isang Piolo Pascual. Kaya dream came true po siya.

"Totoo yun, tapos mas nakilala ko pa siya. Na kaya pala love na love siya ng mga tao. Tapos mas lalo ko pa siyang in-admire, kasi pareho kami eh. Yung turo ng mga nanay namin, kung bakit kami nandito ngayon."

Anyway, the products is developed, tested, and manufactured in Japan, KO-REI-SU is a combination of the Nihongo words KOKOTARU (bright), URESHII (happy), and TISU (teeth). 

Beautéderm conceived Koreisu Family Toothpaste and Koreisu Whitening Toothpaste as a set of top tier oral hygiene essentials that are both fluoride-free and triclosan-free with very minimal ingredients that makes the products safe and effective for the entire family to use.

Koreisu Family Toothpaste is formulated with Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) that makes it a safe alternative to commercial toothpastes without sacrificing anti-plaque benefits while fighting tooth-decay that causes bacteria. Koreisu Whitening Toothpaste on the other hand is a whitening toothpaste that contains activated charcoal that eliminates stains and unpleasant odor.        

Splash a much-needed dose of premium in maintaining superior oral health and switch to Piolo Pascual’s number one choice – Beautéderm’s Koreisu Family Toothpaste and Koreisu Whitening Toothpaste.

For more information on Beautéderm as well as exciting news updates on Piolo Pascual, follow @beautédermcorporation on Instagram and TikTok; follow @beautédermcorp on Twitter; like Beautéderm on Facebook; and subscribe to Beautéderm on YouTube. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Gary V Goes on US Tour in 'Reenergized': A Megawatt Celebration of 39th Anniversary

GARY Valenciano is back to doing what he does best: performing for live audiences, this time in a remarkable and much-awaited return to the USA for Gary V Reenergized: US Tour Live.

This concert series is a megawatt celebration of 39 unparalleled years in the industry, and it begins on September 30, 2022, at The Pantages in Seattle, Washington. 

GARY Valenciano

Ever the multi-hyphenate, Gary V’s outstanding achievements are a testament to how he continues to evolve, grow, and transform. His music has transcended generations and has persevered throughout the times. His artistry has influenced countless singers and his legacy is carried on as he mentors the best undiscovered Pinoy talents on the second season as one of the judges of Idol Philippines

Mr. Pure Energy likewise inspired many aspiring musical artists as he was mentor, coach and judge for contests like X Factor Philippines, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Showtime’s “Tawag ng Tanghalan” while being the leading male performer in Sunday’s ASAP Natin ‘To for 18 years on ABS-CBN.

And not even the pandemic could dim the dazzling light of this multi-awarded musician, actor, television host/performer, music producer, and singer-songwriter. This US tour is Gary V’s way of marking his nearly four decade career with a stellar production under Star Media Entertainment in cooperation with Manila Genesis, GV Productions Inc., Zion Agency and Master’s Touch in cooperation with Music Arts International, Jeepney Production, and J3 Marketing & Productions Inc. with the support of Philippine Airlines, Tancinco Law Office, Seafood City, Kumu USA, The Filipino Channel (TFC), and ABS-CBN.  

YENG Constantino

Set to join Gary V on this tour is Pinoy Dream Academy champion and pop-rock princess Yeng Constantino, who will be at the first six shows as his special guest, while his beautiful daughter, award-winning songwriter Kiana Valenciano joins him for the entire duration of the tour. 

KIANA Valenciano

Gary V: Reenergized will be staged on the following dates and venues: October 1 at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California; October  8 in Temecula at Pechanga Resort Casino; October 9 at the Royce Hall in UCLA; October 15 at Texas Hall in Dallas, Texas; October 21 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska. And finally, the tour culminates with a highly-anticipated return to The Town Hall New York on October 23.

Truly, there has never been any artist in the Philippines quite like Gary Valenciano as his life, his music and his legacy have touched and changed millions of lives all over the world. As he embarks on this North American journey, his hope has always been to move and re-energize people with the force of God, the one, true power that clearly is behind his pure energy. 


For more information and exciting updates, follow @GaryValenciano1 on Twitter and @garyvalenciano on Instagram; like Gary Valenciano Official on Facebook; subscribe to Gary Valenciano on YouTube; and visit  


For US ticket inquiries call  (+1)8189138998 / (+1)8189135818 or visit