Blog Posts by Karen Valeza

  • Super Junior, Girls Generation, Red Velvet invite Pinoy fans to Manila concert

    Get your lightsticks and posters ready and prepare your fanchants as big K-pop acts Super Junior, Girls Generation and Red Velvet will visit the country for a one-night concert.

    These K-pop idols will hold a concert dubbed as "Best of the Best," at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan on April 12.

    Long time

    It’s Super Junior’s fifth visit to the Philippines, while it’s Girls Generation’s second time to be in the country. The three groups belong to the same management company, SM Entertainment.

    "Mabuhay! We are Super Junior. It has been a long time. We are going to meet our Filipino fans," Super Junior members Donghae and Eunhyuk said in their promotional video.

    The 12-member group behind the hit songs "Sorry, Sorry," "Sexy, Free and Single" and "Mamacita," last visited the country for the Super Show 5 concert in October 2013.

    "We really can’t wait for it. I miss you guys so much. Our Filipino fans, it’s been a long time since Super Junior went to the Philippines. It’s been so long. Although it’s

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  • David Foster hopes to find the next singing superstar in Asia

    Grammy award winning music producer David Foster, who has launched the careers and produced music for international singers such as Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Josh Groban and Whitney Houston hopes to find the next superstar in Asia.

    He also discovered and guided Charice Pempengco during the early stages of her career.

     It was easy for David to  be one of the coaches in AXN’s “Asia’s Got Talent,” billed as “the biggest talent competition in the world,” because he likes discovering new talents.

    Tough competition

    “I have arrived at a 'yes' very quickly because I’ve always been reinventing myself and not staying stagnant in one place for too long. I like the challenge of discovering the next superstar. I’ve said so many years now that I think we can get the next superstar in Asia,” David said in a phone interview with the press.

    While the Philippines is known for great singers, David revealed that competition is tough because other countries have many talented performers as well.


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  • Kris Aquino recalls Herbert Bautista's marriage proposal

    Kris Aquino revealed that she travelled a lot from April 5, 2014 to February 2015, not just for work,  but because she needed to mend her broken heart after Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista proposed to her, only to break up with her a few days after.

    The TV host-actress went to Hong Kong, Thailand, US and Japan because she  also “needed new memories” to replace the good ones her heart was still holding on to.

    Kris recalled in her blog how hurt she was when her special someone, whose name she didn’t reveal, proposed to her, only to take back what he said a few days after.

    Herbert Bautista

    Many people assume the unnamed guy is Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, with whom she had a brief relationship last year.

    “From my perspective, it has never been RECALLING the fights, the breakup, the disappointment over avoidable interviews that made me cry. It was remembering the happy moments that were so fleeting, but so special because they were so “normal,” Kris wrote.

    She added, “He went into

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  • Nora Aunor admits Vilma Santos was her crush

    Their respective fans used to pit them against each other, but this did not affect the friendship between Superstar Nora Aunor and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos.

    In fact, Nora admitted having a crush on Vilma during their younger days. Nora revealed on “The Buzz” on Sunday, February 22, that she used to watch Vilma’s movies many times over.

    “Hindi ko naman ikinahihiya iyon, so totoo iyon. Simula nung bata pa ako, idol ko na si Mare (Vilma). Talagang fan ako noon. Limang beses kung panuorin ko ang pelikula niya. Talagang tumatakas ako sa bahay noon. Crush ko.”

    Roses for Vilma

    Nora gamely shared that she even gave roses to Vilma.

    “Hangang sa noong nagkakilala na kami, nakatira siya noon sa Hilton. Bumili ako ng rosas. 7 o’clock nasa lobby ako ng Hillton, dumating si Mare ng 4 o’clock. Biruin mo, mula 7 hanggang alas-kwatro naghintay ako para lang maibigay yung rosas.”

    “The Buzz” host Kris Aquino also relates that Vilma told her about Nora’s admiration for her (Vilma).

    “Kwinento niya

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  • Kris Aquino denies political plans in 2016

    Kris Aquino denied reports that she’s seeking a political post in 2016.

    “You all know what my priority is, yung mga anak ko,”  she told “The Buzz” guest Nora Aunor on Sunday, February 22.

    Taking care of P-Noy

    Kris adds that she wants to focus more on her fastfood franchise business, for which she is eyeing three more branches. Kris also wants to take care of her brother, President Benigno Aquino III, when he finishes his term in 2016.

    “To create jobs for Filipinos, I think that’s my calling. Also para alagaan din ang kapatid ko. Kapag natapos ito, bata pa siya, 56. Siyempre di ba, I’m sure, let’s be honest, ang daming kaso na mangyayari sa 2016. Alam natin iyan. So kailangan niya ako, andoon ako. Family first.”

    Work schedule adjustment

    The award-winning TV host shared that she needs to spend more time with her sons Josh and Bimby. Kris added that she will adjust her work schedule so she can attend to her sons, especially when Bimby’s nanny leaves them to get married in September.

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