Monday, February 28, 2011

And You Thought the Oscar Show Was Bad?


I would like to congratulate all the deserving Winners of the Academy..

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film

  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara

Cinematography

  • “Inception” Wally Pfister

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood

Directing

  • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Film Editing

  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film

  • “In a Better World” Denmark

Makeup

  • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)

  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)

  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture

  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny

Sound Editing

  • “Inception” Richard King

Sound Mixing

  • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Visual Effects

  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler 

Worst Oscars Ever? E!Online summed up everything the Oscars are NOT supposed to be: clunky, amateurish, and pretty much lacking in actual entertainment value for those of us not picking up awards.

Worst Moment of the Pre-Show: Sitting through the ABC countdown chatfest, which featured the biggest stars in the world and still managed to be really boring. Stop that!

Best Moment of the Opening: The two montages opening the show were one too many, but as we are fans of (a) Inception; (b) host-inserted award show videos; and (c) Alec Baldwin and Morgan Freeman; we will give this part a pass, mainly because we have a sick feeling that the whole thing about to go downhill from here...

Worst Moment of the Opening: Realizing that James Franco and Anne Hathaway actually were going to keep hosting through the whole thing and it wasn't all an Inception dream. Blame Hugh Jackman for making us think all good actors must be good hosts.



Worst Segue: One minute Hathaway is yelling something about lesbians and then...

Biggest WTF: And then Tom Hanks comes talking about Gone With the Wind...which already won, we're fairly sure. Like 60 years ago.

Best Save: Kirk Douglas isn't the obvious choice for a show aiming at a younger demographic, but the screen idol proved that his charm is undiminished, though the show did seem to get sidetracked by his antics.

Worst Takeaway, Part One: For all the talk about Melissa Leo turning off voters with her personal For Your Consideration ad, she not only won, but she probably ensured that next year we'll see more of them.

Worst Takeaway, Part Two: Oh, and that they'll keep using the dump button to bleep out inadvertent cursing.

Best Written Speeches: A tie. Social Network's Aaron Sorkin and King's Speech scribe David Seidler offered up wry, well-written speeches, which just got us wishing they'd been around to help out with this telecast.


Best Quip: "That's gross," said the divine Cate Blanchett, while presenting the make-up award to The Wolfman. We already love her, but she wins geek points for knowing the sci-fi term for "Excellent work."

Best Star-Making Performance: Luke Matheny's vibrant, funny speech for Live Action Short Film was not only a jolt of energy for the show, but it made us want to watch whatever he does next. And really if you're going to be charming, it's probably not a bad idea to do it in a roomful of film executives.

Latest Entrance: Billy Crystal showed up and got a standing ovation, both for his past hosting work and in hopes he might stay and host the rest of this one.

Biggest Disconnect: Maybe we missed the memo, but for a show that was supposed to draw in the youth, it seemed to rely on old folks for its best bits.

Best (Delayed) Comeback: Robert Downey Jr. may have seemed a little prickly at the Golden Globes when Ricky Gervais made a stale joke about his past mishaps, but he and Jude Law managed to mine his past for a funny bit on stage.

Second Best (Delayed) Comeback: Christian Bale's sly allusion to his own infamous f-bomb barrage while mentioning costar Leo's bleep-worthy moment.

Best Musical Performance: As much as Florence Welch and Gwyneth Paltrow were terrific, Randy Newman not only got a deserved Best Song win but he gave a drily comic speech that killed.

Best Mom: Tom Hooper won for The King's Speech, and then told how his mother basically found The King's Speech for him. Isn't that like a mom: First, she finds where you left your bookbag, then she finds you an Oscar-winning script.

Worst in Translation: In of the night's best moments, Russell Brand delivered a delightfully incorrect translation of what Helen Mirren was saying in French while introducing the Best Foreign Language Film award.
Best Host: Sandra Bullock delivered the goods while introducing the Best Actor nominees, making the whole thing seem fun and funny and unpretentious. Everything that this night wasn't, but could have been.

Worst Surprise: When Oprah Winfrey came out, you could tell everyone was hoping that they'd find an Oscar under their chair.

Best Firth Place Finish: "I have a feeling my career has just peaked," Colin Firth, who gave a charming, gracious speech that  belied the fact that him winning was kind of a lock.


The Oscars were bad. (Or so I've heard and read).   James Franco and Anne Hathaway were terrible. Franco appeared to be uninterested in what was going on and monotone, Anne was like a giddy schoolgirl with so much energy but did not know what to do with it. Not funny at all. Please bring back Billy Crystal or Alec Baldwin, someone who is funny and can tell a story or two. The host needs to be someone with much more experience in the business.  The show could be better in a lot of ways because the stage was really grand and over the top. I liked Sandra Bullock, maybe she could host next year's Oscar awards? :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

battery kingdom

not everyone is a techie, and that includes us squammies (meaning we don't own the latest piece of gadget--at least not until they go on sale). but techie or not in this day and age, anyone is sure to own at least one piece of battery-powered object. it may be a touch-screen phone or a manual calculator, an iPod or a Walkman--name it, it's gotta have a power pack in it.

so just in case one of your thingies get too old for use, here's a place of hope for you and your gadget:  Battery Kingdom.
From your AAs and AAAs, they also have a wide variety of Li-Ions, Nickel Cadmiums and more! Whatever type, size or shape of battery you need, you're sure to find it here.




This one you have to try for yourself: The Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries. Works great, I promise you!


even the little round ones are available here!

Visit Battery Kingdom at the 4th Floor of Farmers Plaza mall in Cubao.

Sarah Geronimo – Yes Magazine March 2010 Cover

Sarah Geronimo is the cover of the March issue of Yes Magazine.

Sarah Geronimo finally admitted to the one-year relationship with Rayver Cruz. According to the said report,  Sarah and Rayver indeed had a “personal relationship” but it did not last long.  This was because Anna Dasig, one of Sarah Geronimo’s closest friends, discovered that Rayver was courting Christine Reyes when his relationship with Geronimo was still ongoing.  Rayver Cruz also allegedly denied to Christine  his relationship with Sarah.

Sarah admitted that this terribly hurt her. Judy Ann Santos, who is close to Sarah Geronimo, attested to the hardships the singer went through.
Judy Ann  said: “She was hurt, very hurt. Niyakap ko siya at umiyak lang siya. Alam ko naman na ‘yong moment na ‘yon, ‘yon lang ang kailangan. Someone to comfort her,” Santos said. The Yes Magazine revealed a lot about the Sarah-Rayver and Cristine love story..



Based sa article, lahat naman inamin na pinagsabay nga ni Rayver sila Sarah & Cristine except for Rayver himself despite saying "Inaamin ko na dinenay ko si Sarah kay Cristine kasi ayoko siyang mawala. Inaamin ko din na tinago ko si Cristine kay Sarah kasi ayoko siya masaktan.". Kaloka! Basta payong Squammy ko kay Sarah.. Get over it girl and maghanap na lang ng iba :P

Friday, February 25, 2011

Seat Sale na Naman!

Happy 25th Edsa 1 Anniversary!

A defining moment for Filipinos or just a footnote in history? I could barely recall the accounts that led to these events for I was a youngster then. So, I searched the net for EDSA revolt and here's my version of EDSA 1 revolution or a sum of stories pics.
The demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), over a million Filipinos was involved from February 21 to 25 in 1986.
 For the first time, poor Filipinos and rich Filipinos, Communists and Church leaders, classes which would never have associated in the past, gathered together in national unity and put their lives at stake to fight for a common cause, to overthrow their dictator of more than 20 years, Ferdinand Marcos, who had held power of the Philippines under martial law
So 25 years has passed and what now? 
Do we still remember the essence and significance of it. I think not, it was just an event that occured and now just a footnote of the past.
Never again should we allow OUR freedom and democracy stolen from us..
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!
 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Handa ka na ba sa muling pagbubukas ng Bahay ni Kuya??

Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) is about to start its Season 4 this 2011 and Kuya wants YOU guys to be his new housemates.

Interested? Then join the auditions for PBB Season 4 which will be held in different parts of the country beginning this March.

The audition dates have already been announced earlier during the pilot episode of "Happy Yipee Yehey!", the newest noontime show of ABS-CBN.

Check it out:

*March 4 - 8AM to 3PM, SM Mall Of Asia Music Hall, Pasay City, Metro Manila

(Line starts at the Planetarium Parking)

*March 10 - Pangasinan

*March 16 - Camarines Sur

*March 19 - Davao

*March 24 - Laguna

*April 6 - Bacolod

*April 18 - Ormoc

*June 4 - Cebu

*June 9 - Bukidnon

*June 15 - Zamboanga

QUALIFICATION: 18 to 35 years old

REQUIREMENT: A Valid ID (SSS, TIN, Driver's License, Passport, School ID)



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What are you waiting for? Sali na!

A Newborn Baby is Named “Facebook”

An Egyptian man in his 20s just named his baby girl Facebook Jamal Ibrahim. A resident of the Ibrahimya region, he named her after the social networking site in order to show his gratitude for Facebook’s role in the January 25 protests.




Maybe it's brave or creative or progressive or a rising trend.
But okay. I have so many questions. Was this an impulse decision or did he sleep on it?
What if he gets sick of Facebook (the site) and wants to cancel his profile?
Also, I wonder what Mark Zuckerberg is thinking right now. I mean, someone named a child after something Mark basically invented.

Well, it sounds better than some silly made up names AND it has a greater cultural/historical significance. Incredible. What influence!

Source: glamour.com

OMG: You Have To See The "Clap-Off Bra" To Believe It

Today from the world of things I could never, ever imagine a true necessity for: The clap-off bra! 

See this surreal lingerie in action (warning: video is NSFW!), after the jump.  I guess you can't wear this one to broadway plays and such ;)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maria Aragon Meets Ellen DeGeneres

another Filipino to be proud of..
Makes me wonder, are these two separated at birth? On your left, Maria Aragon - the 10-year-old singing sensation. On your right, Kathryn Bernardo aka Mara. Haha :)
Mara Maria


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shoutout

i just wanna say...

as a squammy, i am not happy with the fact there are very few long weekends this year. paano na ang FREE vacation without having to file for leave? haaay...

The following days will be Regular Holidays:
  • New Year’s DayJanuary 1 (Saturday)
  • Araw ng KagitinganApril 9 (Saturday)
  • Maundy Thursday April 21
  • Good FridayApril 22
  • Labor DayMay 1 (Sunday)
  • Independence DayJune 12 (Sunday)
  • National Heroes DayAugust 29 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio DayNovember 30 (Wednesday)
  • Christmas DayDecember 25 (Sunday)
  • Rizal DayDecember 30 (Friday)
The following days are Special Non-Working Days:
  • Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 21 (Sunday)
  • All Saints DayNovember 1 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the YearDecember 31 (Saturday)
And a day will be Special Holiday (for all schools):
  • EDSA Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Friday)
The proclamation also have provisions for the national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, but the exact date is still to be determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

8 Workout Moves for a Toned Body in Two Weeks

We’re all a teensy bit guilty of having unrealistic expectations at the gym: a few squats and presto—one size smaller! Nothing works that fast, but with the right strategy you can see results in just two weeks. 
 
These moves will help you score, tighter arms, calves and lower abs in two weeks; see sexy definition in your butt, hips and thighs in four (and, if you have weight to lose and are eating right, drop a dress size); and after six weeks, you’ll be slimmer and more toned all over. Do two sets three or four days a week circuit-style.






Source: glamour.com

83rd Annual Academy Awards on ABS-CBN

Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. It will be hosted by actor James Franco and actress Anne Hathaway.
Anne and James

 Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar winner Mo'Nique on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.

And the Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards are..

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Best Actor Nominees

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”
Best Actress Nominees

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King's Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Cinematography

  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister
  • “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres

Directing

  • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
  • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
  • “The Social Network” David Fincher
  • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
  • “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
  • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  • “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  • “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
  • “Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
  • “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing

  • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
  • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
  • “The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
  • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film

  • “Biutiful” Mexico
  • “Dogtooth” Greece
  • “In a Better World” Denmark
  • “Incendies” Canada
  • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

Makeup

  • “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
  • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
  • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
  • “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)

  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
  • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
  • “The Crush” Michael Creagh
  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny
  • “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
  • “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing

  • “Inception” Richard King
  • “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
  • “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
  • “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing

  • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • “The King's Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  • “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
  • “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
    Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler 
Nominees for 83rd Academy Awards

Presenters & Performers for the 83rd Academy Awards

  • Annette Bening
    • Bening recently received her fourth Oscar® nomination for her leading role in "The Kids Are All Right." She received her first nomination for her supporting role in "The Grifters" (1990) and received nominations for her leading roles in "American Beauty" (1999) and "Being Julia" (2004).
  • Halle Berry
    • In 2001 Berry won the Best Actress Oscar® for her role in "Monsters Ball."
  • Cate Blanchett
    • Blanchett is a five-time Academy Award nominee, who took home the Supporting Actress Oscar® in 2004 for her performance as Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator.”
  • Jeff Bridges
    • Last year, Bridges took home the Best Actor Oscar for his leading role in "Crazy Heart."
  • Sandra Bullock
    • Last year, Bullock took home the Best Actress Oscar for her leading role in "The Blind Side."
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    • Downey earned Oscar nominations for his leading performance in "Chaplin" (1992) and his supporting role in "Tropic Thunder" (2008).
  • Tom Hanks
    • Hanks won consecutive Oscars in 1993 and 1994 for his leading performances in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." He also has been nominated for his leading roles in "Big," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Cast Away."
  • Hugh Jackman
    • Jackman served as host of the 81st Academy Awards telecast in 2009.
  • Nicole Kidman
    • Kidman is nominated this year for her lead performance in "Rabbit Hole."  She took home the Best Actress Oscar in 2002 for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in "The Hours."  Kidman also received a nomination in 2001 for her lead performance in "Moulin Rouge."
  • Jude Law
    • In 1999 Law received his first Oscar nomination for his supporting performance in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."  He received his second nomination in 2003 for his lead performance in "Cold Mountain."
  • Zachary Levi
    • Levi and Mandy Moore will perform "I See the Light" from the animated film "Tangled."
  • Alan Menken
    • Menken, who is nominated for writing the music for "I See the Light" from the animated film "Tangled, will accompany singers Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi on the piano.
  • Mandy Moore
    • Moore and Zachary Levi will perform "I See the Light" from the animated film "Tangled."
  • Randy Newman
    • Newman will perform his nominated song "We Belong Together" from the animated film "Toy Story 3."
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
    • Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from the film "Country Strong." 
  • A.R. Rahman
    • Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, will perform "If I Rise" from the film "127 Hours."
  • Marisa Tomei
    • Tomei has received three nominations and won an Oscar in 1992 for her supporting role in "My Cousin Vinny."
  • Florence Welch
    • Welch and A.R. Rahman will perform "If I Rise" from the film "127 Hours."
  • Oprah Winfrey
    • Winfrey was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in "The Color Purple" and served as executive producer of 2009 Best Picture nominee "Precious."
  • Reese Witherspoon
    • In 2005 Witherspoon received her first Oscar nomination and took home the award for her leading performance as June Carter in "Walk the Line."

    The biggest TV Station in the Philippines, ABS-CBN, is going to televise 'Oscar 2011 (83rd Academy Awards)' this coming 28 February 2011, Monday morning.

Sana may ganito sa ASAP..


Monday, February 21, 2011

Justin Bieber Fake?


Justin Bieber Found to be Cleverly Disguised 51-Year Old Pedophile :P


East vs West

Kobe Bryant of the Lakers shows off his fourth All-Star Game MVP trophy


My favorite Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star Game MVP award, scoring 37 points with 14 rebounds as the West held on for a 148-143 victory over the East on Sunday at Staples Center. Bryant had help in Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, who scored 34 points for the West, including 14 in the fourth quarter when Bryant only had three. LeBron James and Amare Stoudemire made pushes for the MVP award, sparking a rally that cut the East's deficit from 16 points to two late in the fourth quarter. James had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to join Michael Jordan as the only players to post a triple-double in the All-Star Game. Stoudemire also scored 29, leading seven East players who landed in double figures in a game that featured a combined 237 shots by both teams.

Final Score: West 148, East 143
Eto lang ang di ko kinaya na highlight from today's game : Stevie Wonder watches the NBA All Star in Staples Center. Sure sila na napanood nya? Hmmmm..

Director Spike Lee (L) and singer Stevie Wonder sit in the audience during the 2011 NBA All-Star game
Peace Mr. Stevie Wonder:) Idol pa din kita :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Skyathon 2011 Boracay Beach Run

Kitakits sa Bora


Register na!

Time:                  Saturday, April 30 · 5:00am - 8:00am
Location:            Start and finish point at Guilly's beachfront, Station 1, Boracay

Year 2 and still running! Join SKYATHON, a 10K and 5K fun run right along the beautiful shoreline of Boracay from Station 1 to 3.

Registration Sites:
GOLD'S GYM Glorietta
CHRIS SPORTS MOA, Megamall, SM North Edsa Annex, Ayala Cebu, SM Cebu

Registration Fees:
5K - P700
10K - P800

Race kits include bib, singlet, post-race breakfast. All race kits will be distributed on April 29, 1pm-7pm, at Guilly's Boracay.

Visit http://finishline.ph/race/ for all race-related info.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Boxing is not for killing

"galing mo suma-Pac Man "



bomele ka lang ng suka naging tsampyon ka na!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Ultimate Fashion Face-Off:)

 PACMAN vs BIEBER

Bangs kung Bangs

Win Taylor Swift Live In Manila Concert Passes From Closeup

Still don't have tickets? Here's your last chance to be one of the 70 winners of concert passes for Taylor Swift's concert.:)



MECHANICS
1. Buy 2 Closeup 150ml packs for a chance to win one pair of premium tickets to the Taylor Swift concert.
Simply write your name, address, mobile number and signature on the back of the cartons.

2. A total of 70 pairs of tickets to the Taylor Swift concert will be raffled out. Participants can increase their chances of winning by bringing as many Closeup packs to the event. Closeup products can also be bought during the event itself.

3. Each participant can only win one pair of tickets, and must be present during the actual raffle. Non-attendance when their name is declared five minutes after, will forfeit the prize. Said prize will again be raffled off until such time that a winner can physically claim it during the draw.

4. Drop your entries at the live raffle draw day itself, which be will be held at SM Megamall Building A Ground Floor at 3:00PM on Feb 18, 2011.

5. Winners will be required to show proof/s of identification (ie. driver’s license, SSS ID, passport, current school year ID, employee ID)

6. A total of seventy pairs of tickets will be given as prizes to couples:
• 35 Pairs (two tickets worth P11,000 / pair) = Lower Box
• 35 Pairs (two tickets worth P7,000 / pair) = Upper Box A

7. Employees of Unilever Philippines, its agencies and relatives up to 2nd degree of consanguinity are not eligible to join the promotions.
Per DOH-FDA Permit No. 0208. S. 2011

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The Dos and Don’ts of Chocolate

Regardless of your hopes, expectations, or reservations about Valentine's Day, chocolate has long been a favorite gift for lovers. Since katatapos lang ng VDAY, let me share these interesting facts about chocolate’s surprising health benefits and how you can eat it to your advantage. 

*DO be choosey about your chocolate.To get all of the good-for-you benefits of chocolate and cocoa, you have to know what you’re eating. Ideally, you should pick dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa—the higher the cocoa percentage, the more health benefits the chocolate contains. The label on your chocolate should also say non- or lightly alkalized or non-dutched. And if you’re eating the stuff for health benefits, skip white and milk chocolate, which don’t have as many of the good-for-you flavanols the dark variety does.

*DON’T worry if you haven’t developed a taste for the dark stuff yet. You can develop a palate for the dark stuff by gradually increasing the percentage of cocoa in your chocolates and can even find some milk chocolates with 50 percent cocoa or more.
* DON’T forget about portion control. A little bit of chocolate is all you need. One study found that as few as 30 calories of flavanol-rich dark chocolate lowered blood pressure. Enjoy a couple of individually wrapped squares of your favorite chocolate to keep the calories in check.

* But DO forgive yourself for splurging. Eating that whole heart-shaped box of chocolates isn’t the worst thing ever. A 500-calorie indulgence amounts to only about a two-ounce weight gain—easy enough to work off in a single gym session or by skipping your usual Venti Vanilla Frappuccino with whip the next morning.


*DON’T turn to chocolate if you’re looking for an aphrodisiac. Men have long believed that giving a woman chocolate will put her in the mood to get busy. Hate to break it to them, but scientists have not been able to prove that chocolate increases sexual desire in women.


* DO drink hot cocoa to keep skin young. Cocoa beans are filled with antioxidants that combat inflammation from free radicals, which can leave skin puffy and red. When cocoa beans are converted into chocolate bars, they can lose much of their antioxidants, which is why she recommends drinking cocoa with skim milk. Plus, it’s a great mood boosting food.


*DON’T worry too much about the caffeine in chocolate. Even dark chocolate won’t keep you up all night. A 100-gram chocolate bar (made with 70 to 85 percent cocoa) has 80mg of caffeine, as compared with the average cup of coffee with 95mg of the stay-awake substance. And that’s assuming you eat the entire 605-calorie bar in one setting—also a DON’T.

*DO eat chocolate for your heart. High cholesterol is a big contributor to heart disease—the number one killer of women. A low-cholesterol diet tends to limit eggs, meat, cheese (you know, the yummy stuff), but chocolate should stay on the list of heart-healthy foods to eat! A study found that substances derived from antioxidant-rich cocoa powder may contribute to a reduction in LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and an elevation in HDL cholesterol (the good kind).

*DON’T blame chocolate for your cavities. Your mom was wrong about this one. Chocolate may actually help prevent cavities and plaque build-up on the teeth.
 *DO use chocolate to scrub your skin. The antioxidants and cocoa butter in chocolate help moisturize and promote healthy skin-cell development, keeping skin soft and supple, if you’re looking for a DIY spa treatment.
*DO think outside the (chocolate) box. To get the health benefits of chocolate without the added fat and calories, suggest you start using natural cocoa powder in oatmeal, coffee and yogurt as a low-calorie way to get your daily dose of flavanols.

Source: glamour.com