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  • Aside from being co-stars in the award winning movie "Baler" in 2008 and the upcoming ABS-CBN primetime series "Green Rose," Jericho Rosales and Anne Curtis share something else in common.

    Both were romantically linked to newlyweds Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto. Oyo is Anne's first boyfriend while Kristine and Jericho were reportedly in an off-screen relationship during the height of their love team that coincided with their teleserye, "Pangako Sa ‘Yo," from 2000-2002.

    Now that Kristine and Oyo have already tied the knot, how do Anne and Jericho feel about it?

    "Wala akong chance na i-congratulate siya [Kristine] kasi wala akong contact number niya. But, yeah, I think on TV I did. Congratulations Tin and Oyo! Yes. I am very happy for her," Jericho told entertainment reporters after the "Green Rose" press conference on Wednesday, February 9.

    Anne, who still keeps in touch with Oyo from time to time, says she was able to greet and congratulate her former boyfriend through a text message on

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  • Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco, more popularly known as Melason, celebrated their first anniversary as a real-life couple on Tuesday, February 8.

    In a short exclusive interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia after the “Happy Yipee Yehey!” press conference at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN the same day, Melai shared some of their anniversary plans for the day.

    "Aalis kami ngayon dahil anniversary namin ngayon. Nag absent siya sa ‘Banana Split’ dahil mag-de-date kami. Ako rin after dito [presscon] go na ako, mag-bonding bonding," an excited Melai told Yahoo Southeast Asia.

    They also have simple plans for Valentine’s Day but Melai chose not to divulge too many details.

    Aside from her colorful love life, Melai also has a flourishing career. She and Jason will star in their new teleserye “Mana Po.” Melai is also part of ABS-CBN's noon time show “Happy Yipee Yehey!” and another Kapamilya program, “I Dare You” with Jericho Rosales and Iya Villana.

    With all that's been happening in her life right

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  • Something's got to give.

    In earlier reports, Toni Gonzaga announced that she and veteran comedian-host Vic Sotto will be doing a movie this year. However, because of Toni's inclusion in the new ABS-CBN noontime show "Happy Yipee Yehey!," the reunion film will no longer happen.

    The Kapamilya show will be on the same timeslot of "Eat Bulaga!," the noontime show on GMA-7 that Vic continues to host. In the local entertainment industry, talents from competing television shows on rival networks are normally prohibited from engaging in showbiz projects; a policy stipulated in their talent contracts.

    "Yeah hindi na siya tuloy, because of this (Happy Yipee Yehey!). So, ganoon po talaga, maraming mga bagay na kung hindi para sa 'tin hindi para sa 'tin. Yung kay Robin hindi na tuloy, tapos ito (movie with Vic) medyo nasasanay na rin naman. Pero ang maganda naman kaya hindi natuloy dahil may magandang kapalit din naman. So tingnan na lang natin yung good effect," Toni told entertainment reporters in

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  • The conflict between celebrity friends John Estrada, Randy Santiago and Willie Revillame is far from over.

    In fact, the tension escalated to new heights after John, who is part of the regular cast of "Everybody Hapi" on TV5, has been removed from the program.

    "Ang masakit lang po, e, noong ipinaglaban ko, bigla pong sinabi sa akin na aalisin na ako sa programang 'yon," John lamented during the press conference of "Happy Yipee Yehey" on Tuesday at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN.

    He added that because of what happened, he decided to resign from his other show, the Sunday noontime variety program "PO5."

    "Sa PO5 po, I had to resign. 'Yung sitcom ko po sa TV5, nalaman ko lang that management decided na aalisin na po ako. Hindi naman po siguro tayo... Kung alam naman po natin kung paano mag-isip, we can read between the lines."

    Before he accepted the offer to host the noontime show "Happy Yipee Yehey!" on ABS-CBN, John made it clear to ABS-CBN Channel 2 chief Cory Vidanes and Entertainment TV head

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  • Dropping her last name is not just one of the changes that the "Empress of Drama" is facing.

    Empress Schuck, now simply called Empress, will soon be turning 18, a transition that will soon allow her to accept more serious and mature roles.

    "Siguro po kasi halos lahat naman ganun talaga pag nag 18 na, kailangan na po talaga makita yung transformation yung pagiging mature so sa akin po ganun din po. Tatanggap na naman po ako ng more mature roles. Hindi na po katulad dati na paulit-ulit yung ginagawa ko and pa-cute, pa-cute lang pero ngayon po yung mga hindi ko po medyo nagagawa,...medyo magagawa ko na," Empress told Yahoo! Southeast Asia during the press conference for her upcoming debut on February 20.

    Aside from being ready for more mature roles, the young actress added that she can now accept suitors. However, getting into a relationship is not part of her immediate plans especially now that she is prioritizing her family and career more than anything.

    "Siguro po ngayon masasabi ko po na

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  • The premier night of her new movie "Bulong" with Vhong Navarro may have been successful but multi-awarded actress Angelica Panganiban is facing another photo scandal.

    "Hindi po ako yun. Malayong-malayo po yung katawan ko dun. Sabi ko nga kung pwede kong ipakita yung katawan ko gagawin ko pero baka mawalan naman ako ng trabaho nun," Angelica claimed in her interview with "The Buzz" last Sunday.

    "I'm sure hindi lang naman ako ang merong ganito kasi matagal na. Last year pa bago pa kami mag South Africa ni Derek lumabas na siya. Okay na nasagot ko na siya dati pero nakakagulat lang isang araw si Tita Mariol (Alberto) sa Star Magic tinext ako sinabi may scandal nga daw na ganun, chineck na nila. Hindi naman talaga ako yun at matagal na nga yun," she said.

    According to the Kapamilya actress, the culprit who circulated the photo could be someone she knows.

    "Nakakapagtaka kasi alam niya yung personal numbers ng tao na hindi naman dapat," Angelica notes.

    That person had been sending messages to

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  • After arriving from Korea last February 1, Anne Curtis tweeted her dismay over her flight with Cathay Pacific after her new Amethyst ring got stolen.

    "So sad about my flight on Cathay Pacific.... My new Amethyst ring got stolen," Anne tweeted. "Sad because they found the paper bag in the blanket storage area then the box of my ring in the upper deck compartment area far from my seat. Someone took it in the span of 30minutes. So sad. So disappointed with Cathay Pacific."

    Days later, in a tape interview for "The Buzz" last Sunday, Anne said that the airline company had already addressed her concern but she is still hoping that Cathay Pacific will honor its promise.

    "Well so far Cathay Pacific has been in touch with me and nag-apologize sila sa nangyari. And so far, they said they're willing to compensate for the loss. So tignan natin, sana they really push through with it. Although they gave their word naman that they will. So aantayin ko na lang," Anne said in a taped interview for "The

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  • ABS-CBN's upcoming noontime variety show "Happy Yipee Yehey" is being plagued with intrigue as its male hosts, John Estrada and Randy Santiago received disapproving remarks from longtime friend Willie Revillame.

    In a "Willing Willie" episode last January 26, Willie aired his side over John and Randy's decision to accept a noontime show that has the same timeslot with his cancelled program "Wowowee."

    "Masama talaga ang loob ko. Masama ang loob ko dahil inayos ko na kay Mr. MVP [Manny V. Pangilinan], kay Mr. Ray [Espinosa]. Pero kung diyan kayo masaya, sa taong nanakit sa akin, nanakit sa atin dati, diyan na lang kayo," Willie said while talking with John over the phone while "Willing Willie" was on air last January 26.

    Willie, John and Randy hosted the ABS-CBN noontime show "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" from 1998 to 2005. The network subsequently reformatted the show to only headline Willie in the program "Wowowee."

    "Wowowee" was then canceled on July 31 last year after Willie went on

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  • The Willing Willie girls may not appear like your average women, but beyond their make-up and sexy image, the all-girl group of Willing Willie are normal like everyone else - so normal that like most people, they too get into feuds.

    But that chapter of their lives is finally over. After their suspension in January, the WW.girls reveal that they have found the light at the end of the tunnel as they shared their experiences during and after their suspension in an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia.

    "Okay lang naman. Lahat nagcocooperate naman. Wala ng...unlike before nagkakagulo pa. Wala ng ganun," said Lovely and April who spoke for the whole group.

    Though not revealing too much, the girls admitted that their misunderstanding ultimately led to the three-day suspension that rattled the show's viewers last month.

    "Hindi misunderstanding lang. Parang ano naman po kasi, di ba po magkakapatid, nagkakatampuhan, may nagkwekwento sa ama [Willie] namin, sa boss namin so siyempre parang

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  • “Mara Clara” star Kathryn Bernardo may have learned about series co-star John Manalo’s real feelings towards her but it seems the young actress knows her priorities.

    In a recent press conference to announce the second season of the hit ABS-CBN series, Kathryn said she already has her mind set on her studies and career but thanked John anyway for admitting that he likes her.

    "Si John kasi parang best friends po kami. Since bata pa po kami parang magkapatid po kami. Ayun thank you," said Kathryn.

    John, who plays Eris in the series, had admitted that he “likes” Kathryn and told her about his true feelings towards her personally but it was apparent, he said, that she did not take it seriously.

    "Kasi ako po yung taong palabiro, jolly so hindi po nila ako sineseryoso. Inaamin ko po na napaka spontaneous kong tao parang weird pa nga yung paningin nila sa 'kin kasi sobrang bilis talaga ng takbo ng utak ko, minsan ako rin naguguluhan din ako sa utak ko kasi parang bawat bagay may snap, may idea.

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