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Chikkaness Review: SEDUCTION marked by uninhibited performances and skillful direction

Peque Gallaga's erotic drama Seduction is a sweeping tale about a strugglin g fir eman , Ram (Richard Gutier rez) who's caught in bet ween a reserved woman Trina (Sarah Lahbati) who m he se duced and a filt hy rich half-Filip ina/half-French Sophi a (S olenn Heusaff ) who seduced him.  Gallaga makes us too intimate with the three main characters with thi s bitter-sweet tale from start to finish. He intricately threads subtle nuances of powerful emotions and themes amongst the more predictable moments; and shot with excellent cinematography.  Richard Gutierrez can claim that this could be his most edgy and moving work to date. He did not only bare his body but also his soul. He provided here a very absorbing performance especially on his scene where he expressed his hatred against himself in front of a mirror.  The film gave me a lot of respect for Solenn Heusaff as she played an incredible role. Her uninhibited performance as someone who's desperately i

Sexier LJ Ryes on FHM Magazine Cover: Love it or Hate it?

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Sexiest Woman Alive Solenn Heusaff on ESQUIRE PH Magazine Cover: Love it or Hate it?

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Juan Dela Cruz, Fall In Love With Newest Filipino Hero Beginning February 4

On January 28, ABS-CBN and Dreamscape held the grand press conference for the cast and the people behind the most-anticipated comeback of the Prince of Teleserye, Coco Martin in primetime television through his newest teleserye, “Juan dela Cruz” held at the Elements, Centris Quezon City.  Present were main cast members Coco Martin, Erich Gonzales, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Albert Martinez, Aaron Villaflor, Lotlot de Leon, Joel Torre, Neil Coleta, Lilia Cuntapay, MC, Louise Abuel, John Medina, William Lorenzo, and Ms Gina Pareno.  Directed by Malu Sevilla and Avel Sunpongco, “Juan dela Cruz” follows the story of a half-mortal, half-aswang Juan (Coco Martin) who is the next tagapag-bantay and is in search of his missing cross that was stolen when he was young . In the middle of his quest, he will fall in love with an undercover aswang-hunter Rosario (Erich Gonzales).  “Juan dela Cruz” was designed to have a global appeal so expect nothing but excellence in this newes

Chikkaness Review: MENOR DE EDAD - tightfully structured and well-acted sexy drama

Jennica (Meg Imp erial) is a 15-year old high school s tudent who lived a life without a father and raised by her mother ( Ara Mina) and her mother's lesbian lover (Jaycee Parker) in a sl ums area . She's very aloof in school that caught her teacher's attention played by Wendell Ramos as Alex Basco. She later joined a girl gang group called Sosy Girls wherein part of her initiation i s to have sex . She seduced her teacher but was pushed away and used the humiliating experience to charge him with rape. However, there's more to this acc usation that will later change  here l ife and people around her . Lam angan approaches the material with a classic hand - seamless storytelling, n o special effects o r gimmi ckry. He successfully enga ged the a udience with style, a bit of mystery, and seriousness of intent. He also showed some great shots that show characters boxed in their environment which provided texture on their portrayals. Meg Imperial is into her c

Coco Martin on his similarities and differences with Juan dela Cruz character (VIDEO)

Coco Martin share s his similarities and differences with his character in Juan dela Cruz. He also explain s how he transfor ms as an "aswang" as Coco Martin. Video taken during his "intimate" solo presscon for his upcoming teleserye, "Juan Dela Cruz" held at Luxent Hotel, Timog Quezon City last January 22, 2013. Watch out for the beginning of the most awaited Kapamilya teleserye that's bursting with action, twists and interesting characters, "Juan dela Cruz" this February 4, 2013 after TV Patrol on ABS-CBN. Please follow ChikkanessAve on Twitter/Instagram and like ChikkanessAvenue on Facebook for the latest showbiz updates.

The courtship style of Juan dela Cruz and Coco Martin (VIDEO)

I had the opportunity to ask question to Coco Martin on his presscon. My question was, " "Paano magmahal si Juan dela Cruz...ganun din ba magmahal ang isang Coco Martin?" I was able to video a portion of his answer. Check it out. Video taken during his "intimate" solo presscon for his upcoming teleserye, "Juan Dela Cruz" held at Luxent Hotel, Timog Quezon City last January 22, 2013. Watch out for the beginning of the most awaited Kapamilya teleserye that's bursting with action, twists and interesting characters, "Juan dela Cruz" this February 4, 2013 after TV Patrol on ABS-CBN. Please follow ChikkanessAve on Twitter/Instagram and like ChikkanessAvenue on Facebook for the latest showbiz updates.

Coco Martin: "Happy ako kung anong meron ako ngayon.."

In the video, Coco Martin shares his reason why he remains single today and the "kilig" he felt with his l eading ladies.  Video taken during his "intimate" solo presscon for his upcoming teleserye, "Juan Dela Cruz" held at Luxent Hotel, Timog Quezon City last January 22, 2013. Watch out for the beginning of the most awaited Kapamilya teleserye that's bursting with action, twists and interesting characters, "Juan dela Cruz" this February 4, 2013 after TV Patrol on ABS-CBN. Please follow ChikkanessAve on Twitter/Instagram and like ChikkanessAvenue on Facebook for the latest showbiz updates.

Ultimate Crush Elmo Magalona on CHALK Magazine Cover: Love it or Hate it?

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The biggest action-drama of the year to premiere tonight, Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw

Three of Philippine showbiz’s biggest names–Queen of all Media Kris Aquino, Box Office Queen Anne Curtis and Idol of the Masses Robin Padilla–are all set to fire up primetime TV via ABS-CBN’s highly-anticipated Primetime Bida action-drama series “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” which will air its pilot episode tonight (January 21) at 9pm after “Ina Kapatid Anak.”  In the story, Kris and Anne will play the roles of sisters Roxanne and Ruth, who will both fall in love with one man, Bogs a dedicated police officer who will be portrayed by Robin. Aside from Kris, Anne and Robin, “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” will also feature Tirso Cruz III, Ian Veneracion, Gloria Sevilla, Karla Estrada, Laureen Uy, Miles Ocampo, Marco Gumabao, Emilio Garcia, Lito Pimentel, and Xyriel Manabat. Teen sensation Daniel Padilla will also be part of the series as he plays the role of the young Robin. The series is under the direction of Malu Sevilla and Bb. Joyce Bernal.  Don’t miss the beginning of a t

Discover the power of your dreams in May Isang Pangarap

ABS-CBN’s highly anticipated drama series “May Isang Pangarap,” topbilled by Carmina Villarroel, Vina Morales and two of Kapamilya network’s newest child wonders Larah Claire Sabroso and Julia Klarisse Base, will finally premiere this Monday (January 21), 2:45pm, after “It’s Showtime.”  In the series, afternoon viewers will discover the touching stories of two talented kids Larah (Larah Claire) and Julia (Julia Klarisse), who will both use their gift of singing to reach their dreams. It will also unravel the secrets of Nessa (Carmina) and Kare (Vina) whose lives will be intertwined by their daughters. Can someone really achieve complete happiness once she fulfills her dreams at the expense of her family?  Also featured in “May Isang Pangarap” are Rico Blanco, Gloria Diaz, Bembol Roco, Shamaine Buencamino, Dennis Padilla, Valerie Concepcion, Ron Morales, Erin Ocampo and Dominic Roque. It is under the direction of Erick Salud at Jerry Lopez Sineneng.  Don’t mi

Erich Gonzales on Coco Martin: He's very intense! (VIDEO)

Erich Gonzales describes how it's like working with the Prince of Teleserye, Coco Martin in Juan dela Cruz. It surprises her that when the director says action, Coco's shift to his character is intense and very good.  Watch out for the beginning of the most awaited Kapamilya teleserye that's bursting with action, twists and interesting characters, "Juan dela Cruz" this February 4, 2013 on ABS-CBN. Set Vis it Photo s Here:   Juan Dela Cruz Set Visit Photos Please follow ChikkanessAve on Twitter/Instagram and like ChikkanessAvenue on Facebook for the latest showbiz updates.

Erich Gonzales on her non-showbiz boyfriend (VIDEO)

I was surprise to see Erich Gonzales on a very accommodating form and game to the questions of the press people during the set visit to her newest teleserye, Juan dela Cruz  last January 18, 2013. It was very admirable to see  her having a positive aura and mature way of dealing with the intrigues thrown at her. It's really evident that her boyfriend is a good match for her. Watch the video and be admir ed b y t his wonderful lady, Er ich Gon z ales. Watch out for the beginning of the most awaited Kapamilya teleserye that's bursting with action, twists and interesting characters, "Juan dela Cruz" this February 4, 2013 on ABS-CBN. Set Vis it Photo s Here:   Juan Dela Cruz Set Visit Photos Please follow ChikkanessAve on Twitter/Instagram and like ChikkanessAvenue on Facebook for the latest showbiz updates.

Maja Salvador & Melai Contiveros to play with Luis Manzano in Minute To Win It

The pilot episode of ABS-CBN’s newest game show “Minute to Win It” reigned on its timeslot in nationwide TV ratings and entered the top 20 most watched programs last Monday (Jan 14). Based on data from Kantar Media, it registered a national TV rating of 21% vs “Knock Out” (9%) and “Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master” (6.4%) of GMA, and even captured the 7 th  slot in the top 20 programs across urban and rural homes.  Viewers can start practicing at home following the introductory blueprints of some of the show’s seemingly easy challenges using ordinary materials like eggs, pencils, ping pong balls, and tissue.  This week, watch out for the nail-biting games of Kapamilya celebrities playing the game Maja Salvador, Martin Nievera, Zanjoe Marudo, K Brosas, Melai Cantiveros, and Miss Universe 2011 3 rd  runner-up Shamcey Supsup.  Don’t miss “Minute to Win It” with host Luis Manzano, Mondays to Fridays at 11AM on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit  www.faceboo

Zaijian Jaranilla teaches the importance of obeying parents in Wansapanataym

  Award-winning Kapamilya child wonder Zaijian Jaranilla has proven the magic of his charm once again as his “Wansapanataym” special recently made it on top of the list of overall top weekend TV programs in the Philippines. According to the latest data of Kantar Media last Saturday (January 12), Zaijian’s ‘Father and Son na No.1’ episode was the no.1 weekend TV show, garnering 33.6% national TV rating, or more than double the rating earned by its rival program in GMA “Kap’s Amazing Stories” which only got 16.3%.    Meanwhile, Zaijian will continue to win the hearts of viewers in the continuation of his “Wansapanataym” special this Saturday (January 19) as he takes on the role of Lino, a young boy who doesn’t listen to his parents.  When a typhoon was reported to hit their area, Lino chooses to play with his friends instead of obeying his father’s instruction to join the preparation for the upcoming tragedy. Will Lino finally realize the importance of obeying

Rosanna Roces stars in MMK this Saturday

Award-winning actress Rosanna Roces will star in the upcoming episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (January 19). She will portray the role of Gina, a dedicated family woman, who after 36 years met her high school sweetheart Freddie (Gary Estrada). For seven days, Gina and Freddie built happy memories and through a short span of time found out that they were still deeply in love with each other. In the end, will Gina sacrifice everything including her family just to continue her love affair with Freddie?  Aside from Rosanna and Gary, also featured in “MMK” this Saturday are Tippy Dos Santos, Benjamin de Guzman, Kristel Fulgar, Marlann Flores, Marki Stroem, Kathleen Hermosa, Beauty Gonzales, and Gail Garcia.  The story was researched by Akeem Jordan del Rosario, written by Benson Logronio, and directed by Raz de la Torre.  Don’t miss another heartwarming family drama “MMK” episode this Saturday, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log o