Jennylyn Mercado is FHM’s Sexiest for 2015

Hail Queen Jen!

Hail Queen Jen!

Jennylyn Mercado bested nine other sexy girls to top this year’s FHM Sexiest list.  The starstruck alumna proves she’s at the top of her game as she took to the stage for the FHM 100 Sexiest victory party at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The GMA-7 actress won the title for the first time after placing on the top ten of the FHM Philippines’ annual sexiest list several times in the last few years. She climbed to the top after placing fourth in last year’s list replacing perennial winner, GMA Royalty, Marian Rivera.
Apart from strutting the catwalk, the “English Only, Please” star also sang Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” and Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty.”
Completing the sexiest list top ten are Andrea Torres, Ellen Adarna, Sam Pinto, Solenn Heussaff, Angel Locsin, Jinri Park, Rachel Anne Daquis, Max Collins and Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Marian Rivera: Jumping Ship?

Marian Rivera: is she or isn't she?

Marian Rivera: is she or isn’t she?

With barely 2 months left on her contract, GMA’s prime talent, Marian Rivera is still mum about whether she’s staying with the network or jumping ship soon after her contract expires.  The rumor stared shortly after Marian bid farewell to her longtime manager, Popoy Caritativo and his Luminary Talent Management.  The actress is currently being managed by Tony Tuviera of APT Entertainment.

With Marian evading the question, GMA’s artist pool are on fire.  The network’s other female talents are all very keen in replacing Marian’s enviable position as GMA’s top primetime star.  Surely, with Marian out of the picture, these ladies now have a better and higher chance at scoring premiere acting assignments.

So is Marian leaving the network?  Will DingDong Dantes, her longtime boyfriend, be joining her too? Guess, we’ll all have to hold our breaths a little longer.

Solenn Heusaff:Tax Evader?

Solenn Heusaff faces Tax Evasion Charges

Solenn Heusaff faces Tax Evasion Charges

Statuesque model-actress Solenn Heusaff got the shock of her young, carefree life after hearing about the Tax Evasion case filed by BIR.

“I was shocked when I found about this,”

According to BIR, the actress made a mistake declaring her tax returns for 2011.  Solenn allegedly claimed her gross income was only 6.73 million and her taxable income only 3.3 million.

“Heussaff’s underdeclaration is more than 30 percent and is prima facie evidence of fraud.”

Solenn, visibly upset, said she had entrusted all her financial affairs to a certain person she has yet to name.

“I’ve been assured all along by people I have entrusted my financial matters to that everything was being handled correctly.”

“That is how I and my siblings were brought up by our parents – to always be correct in all our dealings.”

Solenn swore she will have the issue investigated and rectified as soon as possible.

The checks Solenn got from the companies she worked with that year: GMA Network, San Miguel Brewery Inc., Ginebra San Miguel, Penshoppe at Tape Inc., showed that she earned more than 13 million pesos of talent fees.

BIR has estimated Solenn’s tax deficiency at 3.6 milyon, with surcharge and interest.

Paulo Avelino Irks EnPress

Paulo Avelino, the crooner?

Paulo Avelino, the crooner?

Hunky actor Paulo Avelino is now in hot waters after members of the Entertainment Press Club got offended with the “joke” he blurted out while presenting an award for the 2013 Golden Screen Award.

The actor was asked by Press Club officials to present the award for “Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor and Actress”.  The actor earlier accepted his award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Program” sharing the honor with Niel Ryan Sese.

Paulo did not readily accept the responsibility telling Press Members to talk to his manager Leo Dominguez and to Star Magic, his handler.  Dominguez said yes and the actor went on stage to present the award.

The actor then dropped the bomb before presenting by saying “mahirap magtrabaho kung napipilitan ka lang.”

“It’s hard to work when you’re forced.”

Enpress members and several other media reporters were shock to hear the actor’s acidic comment.

Dominguez was quick to issue an apology for his ward’s comment.  He said the actor meant it as a jest and that Avelino is prone to making corny jokes.

Jun Nardo, Enpress President, is still fuming mad even after the apology.

““Pagmimitingan pa namin ‘yan. Madaming members ang na-offend eh. Napanood pa ng ibang writers, kaya buwisit din sila.

“Hindi naman Supporting Actor sa Comedy award niya para sabihin ‘yun jokingly. How ungrateful!!”

“We’ll still talk about that.  A lot of our members got offended.  Some writers saw what happened so they’re really upset.”

“He didn’t win an Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Role to say that as a joke.  How ungrateful.”

Could it be the Avelino’s premature successes have already bloated his ego? Did he want the committee to pay him for his trouble?

Paulo, don’t you think it’s too early to start showing your REAL color?

Rhian Ramos Ready to Show More

Rhian Ramos bounces back from scandal involving DJ Mo Twister

Beleaguered Kapuso actress, Rhian Ramos looks like she’s picking up the pieces of her life after her hugely scandalous association with DJ, Mo Twister.

The pretty Kapuso actress moves on and inks an exclusive 3-year contract with the Kapuso network.

GMA7 bigwigs Atty. Felipe Gozon, Mr. Jimmy Duavit, and Annette Gozon-Abrogar were present in her contract signing.

Rhian is thankful that the network has decided to renew her contract.

“I’m happy to still be here because I feel like dito ako nararapat, kasi dito ako nanggaling. And iyon na nga, kasi parang second home ko na ito at saka, iyon nga, there’s no place like home.”

Rhian already has an idea of how she will try to continue her evolution as an actress.

“I want to bring something new that people would expect to see. For example, nung pumunta yung The Road sa States and stuff like that, and pag nai-study ko yung kung paano ba yung showbiz doon. Ang dami nilang different things na nagagawa na, ‘Oh…’ Parang sabi ko, ‘Puwede yun sa Philippines, e. Kasi kaya natin, e. I want to do more movies—puwedeng indie, puwedeng mainstream.”

Rhian also hints at showing more skin.

“Handa ako na maging mas daring,” sabay tawa ni Rhian. Handa ako na mas daring yung role ko, as long as nakikita sa character na may dahilan.”

And I’m sure that guys are already looking forward for that.

Richard Gutierrez finally confirms relationship with Sarah Lahbati

Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gurierrez courtesy of GMA7

Kapuso’s prime hunk Richard Gutierrez finally opens up on realationship status with fellow Kapuso actress, Sarah Lahbati.

Tha actor confirmed that their relatiosnhip blossomed in the recently concluded teleserye, ‘Makapiling Kang Muli’ where Sarah was also part of the cast. The actor however, opted not to share their exact ‘on’ date.

Richard has nothing but sweet things for his new flame if his Instagram account is any indication. It is worth noting that Sarah was instrumental to the actor joing the popular photo-sharing social network.

“I wandered everywhere through cities and countries wide, I realized now that I’m happiest just here by your side.”

The two spent 12 days touring Europe. They both stop by Sarah’s birthplace in Geneva, Switzerland.

He also spoke about his relationship with Sarah.

“I realized it’s good also to be open and mas mahirap pala kapag itinatago. Puwede naman pala din na maging masaya.”

sarah’s birthday was last October 9 but the actor refused to say what his gift for her was. He said it’s best to ask her about it.

The admission was a no-brainer as poeple have been wildly speculating about what’s going on between the two lovebirds for months now.

Protégé: Andres Vasquez shines with Maricel Soriano and director Brillante Mendoza

It’s much too early to tell but if Metro Manila Protégé, Andres Vasquez play his cards right, he just might be Protégé’s first-ever male winner.

Andres was one of those few proteges who were awarded for their exemplary performance in last week’s acting exercise wherein all the proteges got the chance to act alongside the “Diamond Star” Ms.Maricel Soriano in five short films directed by Cannes Film Festival award-winning director Brillante Mendoza and written by Palanca awardee Floy Quintos.

The 21-year old protege from Metro Manila was awarded as Best Male Protege by Ms. Maricel Soriano and was also chosen byBrillante Mendoza to receive the Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Award.

A professional theater actor, Andres played up to his strengths by churning out an award-worthy performance and rose above obscurity leaving his still clueless  Protégé batchmates behind.

Apart from Andres, Elle Ramirez (Mega Manila) also received a special award for Best Female Protege and the Visayas Team for Best in Ensemble Acting.