Teenage heartthrob AJ Perez was killed in an accident on April 17th as he, his manager and several people were driving back to Manila.
According to news reports, Perez was coming back to Manila from Dagupan after taking part in the Bangus Festival for a Kapamilya Karavan show. After the show, Perez tweeted the following:
While driving home, their van collided with a bus. According to ABS-CBN News, the driver of the van that AJ was riding in, tried to overtake a trailer truck and were then hit by the incoming bus.
Perez was sleeping at the time of the accident and was rushed to the Rayos-Valentin hospital in Paniqui,Tarlac, where he was declared dead on arrival.
AJ’s road manager, Nina, is currently in the hospital for surgery. According to Star Magic, the company that Nina works for, the bones of her left arm were crushed during the accident.
AJ’s girlfriend Steph Ayson has took to Twitter to help her with the mourning. Ayson tweeted, “Opening my twitter to the public so I could share the AJ I know with everyone. I’ve always been his fan since I was in grade school, too.” and posted a photo of her and AJ.
As many fans mourn the death of AJ Perez, the drivers of both the van and the driver of the bus have filed suit against each other for “reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property in connection with the accident”.
In an article featured on the Philippine Entertainment Portal, on Tuesday, September 8, tragedy hit Dennis Trillo as his friend dies during a vacation at Boracay.
Actor Dennis Trillo’s good friend Jollybee “JB” Borbajo, an entertainment road manager joined Dennis at a trip to Boracay. A place that Dennis had wanted to visit and vacation for a long time.
With an event for Discovery Shores inviting Dennis Trillo, the actor was overjoyed to go to work in the area but also have fun with friends. The group went to an area called Station I, a rock formation on the shore. But with overcast, they didn’t expect so much heavy rain but the area had heavy rain and big waves.
JB slipped from the rock and fell in the water, Dennis jumped to save him and grabbed on to his friend who needed help. But they were separated in the water and were pounded near the rocky formations cutting Dennis Trillo near the waist while JB hit his head.
Both were moved back up onto safer ground and Dennis tried to revive his friend but the damage JB suffered to the head was too great.
According to the article, when a friend of Dennis was asked of how he was doing, he has only spoken twice about the incident and is distraught and shocked. According to friend of Dennis, “He was crying all the while I was talking to him. He was crying and he was asking why it happened… He had a lot of questions. He is confused because they were all having fun and all having a good time. It was his first time in Boracay and to have a vacation in Boracay and he’s always look forward to going there.”
On August 3rd, popular variety show host of Wowowee, Willie Revillame caused a major controversy when during the broadcast, wanted an inset memorial cortege of recently departed former president Corazon Aquino removed. Revillame said during the show that it didn’t seem right that the show (which is known for its comedy and humor) should have the inset when everyone is in mourning.
Despite the audience clapping in agreement with Willie, unfortunately many others didn’t feel the same way and felt the host was disrespectful towards the late President and immediately, Willie Revillame has not hosted his show since that day and petitions to have Revillame replaced or fired have been ongoing in the Philippines.
Many have voiced their opinion that instead of doing it during the show, why not do it during the commercial break or why not cancel the show on the date of President Aquino’s funeral. Needless to say, the situation has been hotly contested on the Internet. Media reports show that ABS-CBN have clearly said in a letter obtained by the Philippine Entertainment Portal website that the host did not violate the Philippine broadcast code.
As for the Aquino family, Chris Aquino, well-known TV host and the daughter of the President was interviewed and said the family has accepted Revillame’s apology.
The celebrity sex scandal continues to heat up in the Philippines as Filipino star Katrina Halili wants three more people charged for a sex video in which her former boyfriend Dr. Hayden Kho is alleged to have video taped the couple without consent (and his friend reportedly posted the videos on the Internet).
According to the Inquire.net:
In her reply-affidavit, Halili said the counter-affidavits of Erik Johnston Chua, Dr. Herbert “Bistek” Rosario and Princess Marie Velasco showed they were aware of the existence of the sex video but they conspired with Belo to keep it.
“Despite knowledge of the said sex video between Hayden and complainant, they did not report its commission to complainant and instead they concealed and destroyed the sex videos as admitted by them,” Halili said.
“In fact, in an effort to permanently hide the criminal offense committed by respondent Hayden against complainant Halili, whose sex video was taken without her knowledge and consent, Dra. Belo instructed Erik Chua to burn her a copy of all the sex videos and to delete all the sex videos found at the laptop taken from Hayden,” Halili said.
Actor Nino Mulach is asking for the media for help in locating his son Allesandro. Since divorcing Edith Millare, he has not seen his son for two years and told the press that his ex-wife is preventing him from seeing his son.
Mulach told the media that she’s move on, she has happily married and that he needs to find his happiness as well.
Mulach told the media, “It will be the best Christmas gift that I will ever receive in my whole life. I just want to see him. I love him. So, I hope the media can help me. If you can find my son for me, that would really be the best gift.”
The 16-year-old Charice Pempengco who has won hearts from YouTube and all of a sudden has appeared on shows such as the Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, performing live with Celine Dion and now having to be part of David Foster’s musical family with performances in his latest album and also, her own album that will be produced by Foster. Needless to say, the young teen from the Philippines is attracting fans from all over the world with her strong vocals. Charice recently appeared on the Good Morning America program:
At a recent press conference for her first album with Universal Records, Regine Velasquez talks about her new album “Low Key”.
“Low Key” is another full-length album by Velasquez and many of the press said it’s quite mellow compared to her past albums and Velasquez agreed and that is how the album got its title.
When asked why she hasn’t released an original album yet, Velasquez said, “People like to hear something that they are already familiar with. So for me, I wanted to give our audience what they want. Plus, I happen to like all the songs. It’s an opportunity for me to do this also because these are the songs I used to listen to the radio, and wishing that one day, I’ll be able to have my own version. It has come true. ”
Anne Curtis and Sam Milby were among the strongest celebrity young couple in the Philippines but the two ended up breaking up.
In an article featured on the Philippine Portal, The Buzz’s Kris Aquino interviewed Anne Curtis regarding their breakup and if there was a third party involved.
Anne explained that the two had broken up in September. According to Anne, Sam told her that he wanted to end the relationship and focus on his relationship with God.
She also said that there was no third party involved.
Anne tells Aquino that she wishes the two can talk again, fix their working relationship and their friendship.
Gary Valenciano was asked questions during his press conference of a performance to celebrate his 25th anniversary in the music industry.
But with a lot of separations rumors going around in regards to his friends actress/singer Sharon Cuneta and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Valenciano was asked by the media of his thoughts to the rumors since he is a close personal familiy friend of the couple.
According to Valenciano, before Kiko became involved in politics, they knew that parts of his past and situations would come up and they were prepared for it.
In the Philippines, many people have seen the two Filipino TV networks ABS-CBN and GMA knock heads with their top show hosts Joey de leon (GMA’s “Eat Bulaga”) and Willie Revillame (ABS-CBN’s “Wowowwee”).
Both are popular game shows but similar to almost like America’s battle between WWE (World Wrestling Federation at the time) and WCW (World Championship Wrestling) in the 90′s when both shows on at the same time sparred each other for ratings and got personal with storylines mocking the other. The same situation in the Philippines.
Fans of the popular shows have even joined in the fray by posting videos on YouTube supporting one over the other.
But on October 17th, it appears the rivalry between the two hosts maybe over. At the Extreme Award held by the Philippine Star at the Embassy Super Club, many wanted to see the two hosts appear and pretty much see this rivalry end.
Winning the award category in television was Willie Revillame who in his thank you speech said “I would like to share this aware to a suprememe talent, supreme icon, my idol, Mr. Joey de Leon. I share this award with you.”
The two stood stand by side made up and even cracked jokes at each other ending their rivalry.
source: Philippine Entertainment Portal