8:39 PM

Final Destination IV

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Final Destination: Death Trip 3D is the upcoming fourth installment in the Final Destination supernatural thriller franchise.

The film was written by Eric Bress and directed by David R. Ellis, both of whom also worked on Final Destination 2. Ellis directed cult favorites Cellular and Snakes on a Plane. The movie was shot in HD 3-D. The film has opted to be pushed forward to a scheduled release on August 28, 2009 in both the U.S.A. and the UK. It is the first FD sequel to be distributed by Warner Bros. and is reported to have a budget of $43 million, considerably larger than its previous films because it was shot for 3-D (originally the idea for the third film in the series, but the idea was dropped then due to budgetary restrictions and concerns).

Warner Bros. released the following plot summary for the film:

On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave…escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one–in increasingly gruesome ways–Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular “Final Destination” series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride.

Starring in Final Destination: Death Trip 3D are Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb and Nick Zano. The film is set to premiere on Aug 28, 2009.

The new Star Magic all-male group Gigger Boys—comprised of Robi Domingo, Dino Imperial, Sam Concepcion, Arron Villaflor, AJ Perez, and Chris Gutierrez—will headline the cast of the upcoming Your Song Presents: Boystown.

Leading the show is Gigger Boys’ other member Enchong Dee. “Kinakabahan ako. Sabi ko nga sa manager ko na kung pwede niya akong samahan dito sa story conference. This is very important to me because this could either make or break my career. I think the fact the nagpunta siya dito all the way from Makati amidst his busy schedule I’m very thankful. Hindi lang sa kanya kung hindi sa lahat and to God most especially. Also with all the people saying na ako ang parang lead dito, nakakakilig talaga.”, said an overwhelming Enchong.

A champion swimmer, Enchong got his first showbiz break in the teen-oriented dramas Abt Ur Luv and Astigs. In the early part of his career, he did several supporting roles and was a member of many ensemble-acting pieces, most notably in Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman, My Girl, and Your Song Presents: My Only Hope. But this time around, Enchong gets to spearhead the cast of Boystown.

It’s a challenge for this 20-year-old actor-athlete to portray Arnel, a short-tempered young man. Enchong said that the story of Boystown will show different kinds of rivalries involving its characters. “Kay Robi may rivalry with girls. Kay Dino may rivalry sa physicality. Rivalry with family naman kay Tita Ana (Roces).”

When asked on how he plans to play Arnel who is very much different from his true personality, Enchong said “Tutal tapos na rin lang ang school pwede ko na siguro ilabas ang lahat ng kalokohan ko (laughs). Siguro I will try my best to play the character in the darkest way I can. In my character makikita mo ‘yung good and bad side.”

(ABS-CBN Press Release)

8:14 PM

Oh My Josh: Photoexhibit

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Man of the hour Josh Hartnett catches up with Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon during an afterparty for his film August inside New York's Soho Grand Hotel on Wednesday.


Josh Hartnett raises his glass – to himself! The actor celebrates becoming the face of the new fragrance, Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men, during a luncheon Friday on the roof of New York's Gramercy Park Hotel.


It's raining fans! Josh Hartnett greets his public outside the stage door of London's Apollo Theatre on Monday after performing in the West End production of Rain Man. The play – based on the 1988 Tom Cruise-Dustin Hoffman movie – runs through Dec. 20.


Josh Hartnett, who is currently starring in the West End adaptation of Rain Man, arrives Wednesday at London's Apollo Theatre with the bare essentials: a book, a bottle of water and a cap.


Jude Law and Josh Hartnett make a dapper duo at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards – honoring the best work on U.K. stages – at London's Royal Opera House on Monday. This season, Harnett made his West End debut, starring in a stage adaptation of Rain Man.


Back on his feet after a brief hospitalization last week, Josh Hartnett catches up on a few phone calls while strolling through Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday. His rep tells PEOPLE, "He's fine," and was under observation for a gastrointestinal problem.


Is the vacation already over? Josh Hartnett, who was spotted partying recently on South Beach, prepares for departure Monday from Miami International Airport. While in the Sunshine State, the actor took the stage with a local Miami band at the Florida Room in the Delano Hotel.


He may have been spotted out recently with Kirsten Dunst and Helena Christensen – but Josh Hartnett is still on the prowl. The actor enjoys the company of an unidentified lady during a lunch date Friday at Café Habana in New York.

7:56 PM

Oh My Josh: HistoryCentral

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A Lucky Break

A knee injury forces 15-year-old Hartnett off his St. Paul, Minn. high school football team – and an aunt coaxes him onto the stage. His first role: Huck Finn in Minnesota's Youth Performance Company's production of Tom Sawyer. He's so cute girls swipe his headshots. Shortly after, he's discovered by a local talent scout and models for Mervyns department stores and Northwest Airlines. "I was crazy embarrassed," Hartnett tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "You're flying across the screen in those stupid jeans, and they make you look so goofy."

School Daze

After graduation, Hartnett works in a video store. "I watched and rewatched movies like The Usual Suspects, Trainspotting, Basquiat and 12 Monkeys," he tells the New York Times. "I said: 'People in Hollywood are doing work like that? I want to go out there.'" He attends SUNY-Purchase's theater program in New York briefly before moving to L.A. for TV pilot season, where he auditions for some 50 projects in three weeks. He lands a role on the new ABC crime series Cracker (right), which airs only nine episodes.

August 05
Horror Hottie

Hartnett plays Jamie Lee Curtis' son in the horror sequel Halloween H20 (pictured with costar Michelle Williams). H20's co-executive producer Kevin Williamson works on another slasher flick, The Faculty, which also stars Hartnett that year. As a joint promotion, the actor, who has been dubbed "Hotnett" by fans, models jeans in a Tommy Hilfiger commercial with The Faculty cast, including Elijah Wood and Usher.


Oh My Josh

Hartnett gets a call from Warren Beatty, and three days later he is cast in Town & Country. He follows the comedy up with O, a modern Othello, where he plays Hugo to Mekhi Phifer's Odin (right). "Then I went straight to Here on Earth, which was great, because it was in Minnesota, so I got to be home," he tells Movieline. He also stars in the dark comedy Blow Dry, where he's a barber cutting dead people's hair. For his busy year, he lands on Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 list.

Fame and Infamy

Vanity Fair puts Hartnett on its cover, saying: "Admit It. Two Weeks ago, you'd never heard of Josh Hartnett. What a difference a costly summer blockbuster makes." That costly summer blockbuster is Pearl Harbor, where he plays Ben Affleck's (left) best friend and steals Kate Beckinsale's heart. He follows it up with another war drama Black Hawk Down.


March 01
Sex, Yoga & Bombs

After the war movies, there is sex – or really, no sex – as Hartnett gives it up for 40 Days and 40 Nights. In real life, he personally attempts this and barely lasts two weeks. He also lands on PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful list and spends seven months practicing downward dogs to play a detective who moonlights as a yoga instructor opposite Harrison Ford in the box-office bomb Hollywood Homicide (right). After the failure, he takes a break from acting, retreating to Minnesota for 14 months.


April 01
Sin City

Hartnett stars in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's ultra-violent Sin City. The film, which explores a miserable and corrupted city, also stars Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Marley Shelton (left).

Scarlett Fever

Hartnett meets Scarlett Johansson (right) on the set of The Black Dahlia, where he plays a detective in the real-life case. "It's hard for me to work closely with a girl and not completely fall in love with her as a person," he once told Teen People in 2002. The golden couple keeps mum about their relationship until its end in 2007.


Resurrecting Horror

Hartnett's vampire flick, 30 Days of Night, (pictured with costars Manu Bennett and Melissa George) opens at No.1 and is his first No.1 opener since Sin City, according to EW. While promoting the film, the single star is caught off guard (on camera) when asked about his rumored relationship with Rihanna. A visibly uncomfortable Hartnett says: "Whoa, whoa, whoa...No, no, no...C'mon you guys...This is...uh...We weren't supposed to talk about these things were we?"

7:45 PM

Josh Hartnett: Love of my life

Posted by ram agentorange

Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor.
He came to fame after his first film role, in 1998's Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and as Matt Eversmann in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down, alongside Ewan McGregor, William Fichtner, and Eric Bana.


Early life

Hartnett was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and raised mostly by his father, Daniel Hartnett (a building manager), and stepmother, Molly (an artist).He has three younger half-siblings, named Jessica, Jake and Joe and is of Irish ancestry.[3] He was raised Roman Catholic, attending Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Grade School, where he played Adam Apple in an eighth grade production of "Krazy Kamp". He later attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before switching to South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which he graduated in June 1996. Hartnett played football in high school, but stopped because of a broken left knee. Josh has lived in San Francisco.

He got his first job at a local video store. He had also worked at McDonalds and Burger King for a short time before getting his start in acting at Youth Performance Company in Minneapolis. He became a vegetarian at the age of 12 but temporarily returned to meat eating during the shooting of The Black Dahlia.


In April 1997, Hartnett made his screen debut playing the role of Michael Fitzgerald on the short-lived television series, Cracker. He also performed in small plays and on national television commercials, before being cast in his first feature film, playing the son of Jamie Lee Curtis' character in Halloween: H20, which was released on August 5, 1998 and performed well at the box office.

Hartnett has since developed a steady film career, having appeared in several Hollywood films, including The Faculty, Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin and Pearl Harbor. He was originally set to play the role of Tino in Deuces Wild, but dropped out to star in Pearl Harbor. Hartnett was chosen as one of Teen People magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" in 1999, Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars under 25", and one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People", both in 2002. He was also voted Bliss magazine's "3rd Sexiest Male".

One of Hartnett's most recent films is the drama-mystery The Black Dahlia, in which he plays a detective investigating the notorious real-life murder of actress Elizabeth Short. Hartnett was cast in the role five years before the film was produced, and remained committed to appearing in the film because he liked the subject matter.[6]

Among his 2007 roles are Resurrecting the Champ, a drama also starring Samuel L. Jackson, and the graphic novel-based 30 Days of Night, in which he plays a small-town sheriff, Hartnett describes the film as "supernatural, but kind of a western". He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer's ideas and left the project.

Hartnett has played Charlie Babbit alongside Adam Godley in the theatre adaptation of Barry Morrow's oscar winning Rain Man at the Apollo Theatre in London's west end. Also in 2008 he starred the new campaign of the Emporio Armani fragrance, "Diamonds for Men", he will feature in both print and TV ads for the fragrance. This makes him the first male celebrity to represent Giorgio Armani Beauty.[7]

He also had been in many magazine covers like Cosmogirl, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Girlfriend, Seventeen, Vanity Fair, GQ and Vman, besides being in other magazines like Vogue, ELLE, People, Glamour, Intouch and InStyle

Awards and nominations

Teen Choice Awards
* Nominated: Film - Choice Actor, Horror/Thriller, 30 Days of Night (2008)
* Nominated: Film - Choice Actor, Drama/Action Adventure, Black Hawk Down (2002)
* Nominated: Film - Choice Chemistry, 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002, shared with Shannyn Sossamon)
* Nominated: Film - Choice Actor, Pearl Harbor (2001)
* Nominated: Film - Choice Breakout Performance, Here on Earth (2000)

MTV Movie Awards
* Nominated: Best Male Performance, Pearl Harbor (2002)
* Nominated: Best Breakthrough Male Performance, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1999)

Saturn Awards
* Nominated: Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress, The Faculty (1998)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
* Nominated: Best Acting Ensemble, Black Hawk Down (2002, shared with cast)

Razzie Awards
* Nominated: Worst Screen Couple, Pearl Harbor (2002, shared with Kate Beckinsale and Ben Affleck)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
* Nominated: Favorite Male Newcomer, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1999)

Milan International Film Festival
* Won: Best Actor, Lucky Number Slevin (2006, tied with Peter Falk for The Thing About My Folks)

ShoWest Awards
* Won: Male Star of Tomorrow (2002)


Scarlett Johansson, ex-girlfriend (2005 to 2007)
Ellen Fenster, ex-girlfriend (2001 to 2004)
Izabella Miko, ex-girlfriend (1999)
Kelly Lee Carlson, ex-girlfriend (1995 to 1999, on & off)

6:37 PM

Paulo Avelino: 2nd Hottie of the week

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Paulo Avelino (actor)

Michael Paulo Lingbanan Avelino(born May 13, 1988 in Baguio City,Philippines or more famously known as Paulo Avelino is a Filipino Film and television actor. He start to rose when he join the reality talent show StarStruck. Most of his several show are seen on GMA Network.

He is a GMA Network contract actor.

Education and Career

He is currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management. Paolo was discovered when he joined the artista-based reality show,StarStruck. Even though he didn't won the said competition, He continue being an actor. He was cast in the tele-fantasya,Magic Kamison as one of the leading men of Jewel Mische. He is recently starred on Luna Mystica staring Heart Evangelista.

It was rumored that Paulo had an offer from ABS-CBN[2] to star with Cristine Reyes on a soap opera, however, he decided to stay with GMA Network And currently part of the soap opera in the movie remake Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? co-star with Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica.

Hobbies: Wall climbing, playing computer games
Sports: wall climbing, lawn tennis (ayaw mo ng bowling?)
Pet/s: dogs
Local: Marvin Agustin
Foreign: Dave Chappelle
Movie: If Only, White Chicks
TV Show: Prison Break, Hustle
Singers: Akon, Sean Paul
Song: "Temperature," "I Wanna Love You"
Music: Hip hop, Acoustic, R&B, Alternative
Book: The Alchemist

Adjective that best describes you: CUTE!!! (Super!!! Si Mot, Gwapo! hahaha)
Fashion: Denim jeans and shirt simple lang
Most treasured item: My computer
Fears: spiders, and I mean the big ones!
Unforgettable childhood memory: My first kiss
Goals: To be one of the final four (Ang you were able to do it!)

Why did you enter showbusiness?
>> To be an actor and be famous If you weren’t in showbiz, what kind of career would you have?
>> Uhm... I don't know exactly what career but I think I'll go back to my studies
What is your biggest frustration/regret?
>> None.
What do most people not know about you?
>> I collect Anime Dud's
What is your most unforgettable moment/ experience?
>> Secret! Hahaha... (anu kaya yun? heehee)
What are you most proud of?
>> Myself (Astig!)
What do you value most?
>> My computer and Anime collections
What do you want to achieve?
>> My dream to be a TV actor
What is your advice to aspiring artists?
>> Don't lose faith just keep on trying but always have a plan B if things get worst

6:33 PM

Dream of me

Posted by ram agentorange

by Kirsten Dunst

Let me sleep
For when I sleep
I dream that you are here
You’re mine
And all my fears are left behind
I float on air
The nightingale sings gentle lullabys
So let me close my eyes

And sleep
Per chance to dream
So I can see the face I long to touch
To kiss
But only dreams can bring me this
So let the moon
Shine softly on the boy I long to see
And maybe when he dreams
He’ll dream of me

I’ll hide beneath the clouds
And whisper to the evening stars
They tell me love is just a dream away
Dream away (echo 3x)
I’ll dream away

So let the moon
Shine softly on the boy I long to see
And maybe when he dreams
He’ll dream of me

Dream of me

8:15 PM

the Juday-Ryan wedding

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First-hand account: Untold stories

TEXT AND PHOTOS by Büm D. Tenorio Jr. of PhilStar

Juday gamely poses for pictures wearing her simple yet elegant wedding gown by Paul Cabral. I took this photograph (and others on this page) long before guests were respectfully asked not to use their cameras and phone cameras

MABINI, Batangas, Philippines — From my vantage point, three tables away from where they were, a lovely scene was what I saw. He peeled a prawn for her while she put beef Thai curry on his plate. From time to time, they would whisper to each other then burst into guffaws. In between bites, he planted a kiss or two on her cheek. She would reply by caressing his face. Such love existed between Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos at the very romantic sunset wedding dinner reception on April 28 at Balai Anilao, a cozy resort in this town.

“Thank you for being part of this treasure hunt. You really have to be here,” Ryan told the more than 200 guests, referring to how everybody tried to keep the details of their wedding under wraps.

Earlier that day, there were only more than 80 of us who witnessed their 7 a.m. exchange of vows at the San Juan Nepomuceno church in the town of San Juan, three hours away from Balai Anilao by either boat or car.

“This is such a perfect moment. This is exactly how I envisioned it to be. Thank you,” Juday said, profusely punctuating her speech that night with gratitude.

Taking turns in hosting the dinner program were Juday’s best friend and Ploning director Dante Nico Garcia, KC Concepcion, Tuesday Vargas and Agot Isidro-Sandejas (who sang Runaway when Juday walked down the aisle in the church). Entertainment was provided by the APO Hiking Society and Session Road band. The party ended way past midnight.

When APO’s Buboy Garovillo, Jim Paredes and Danny Javier sang Panalangin, the couple stood up and did their first dance. How they tenderly held each other as they danced sent many guests crying. Again.

In the church wedding earlier, everybody cried, too, when Juday melted in Ryan’s arms as they met by the altar. At the end of the wedding rites that lasted for 45 minutes, Ryan kissed his wife for 17 seconds, ending it with a 31-second of tender embrace.

The air of elegance at the dinner reception was all the more heightened when the Chiang Mai white lanterns, about 20 of them, floating in the sea were lighted and flew in mid-air. The lanterns gyrated towards the horizon, illuminating the darkness of the night.

The sumptuous dinner of roasted calf, Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai beef curry, inihaw na liempo, chapchae, sushi and sashimi among other Asian delights was catered by Gene Gonzalez of Café Ysabel. Gonzalez was Juday’s culinary instructor when she took up culinary arts a few years ago.

Café Ysabel also catered the primero — a quick-bite spread composed of pandesal, kesong puti, churros and tsokolate-e among others — that we took around 5 a.m. of April 28 before we headed to the church for the matrimonial ceremony.

The night before the wedding, Juday and Ryan’s closest friends and family of more than 80 people were housed in three simple yet cozy resorts that are adjacent to each other in Brgy. Hugom in San Juan — Balai-Laiya Resort, Taramindo Resort and Tivona Resort.

My best friend and Cinema Evaluation Board chairman Christine Dayrit and I were given Sampaloc Room No. 9 at the Balai-Laiya. It was a cozy but comfortable thatch-roofed cottage with bamboo slat flooring. Below our room was where Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez stayed. They later sang The Prayer at the wedding.

Across our room, at Sampaloc Room No. 3, were Juday and Yohan, her four-year-old “mini me.” Above their room was where Susie Entrata and husband Paolo Abrera spent the night. Ryan and his friends who flew in from the States stayed in a three-floored cottage just a few meters away from where Juday was. Some guests opted to stay in tents by the beachside.

Film and TV director Joyce Bernal was in charge of the rooming assignments of the guests. Names of the guests were handwritten on a one-fourth-sized yellow paper, then taped outside the rooms.

Guests left the resorts at 5 a.m. for the supposedly 6:30 a.m. ceremony. As early as 2 a.m., sought-after makeup artist Juan Sarte was already putting makeup on Juday as Jing Monis styled her hair. Sharon Cuneta was exchanging early morning laughter with Juday while the latter was being dolled up. Ryan did his own grooming.

After the simple and heart-warming church wedding, Gonzalez and his team prepared a brunch reception composed of Pinoy specialties like tapa, tocino, longaniza, daing na bangus and danggit at the Balai-Laiya Resort. Guests were seated on four long rectangular and five tables covered with Indian fabric table cloths and accentuated with Robert Blancaflor’s masterful flower arrangements of white roses, cabbage-like cacti, phaleanopsis orchids and dwarf ferns. As we ate brunch, we were serenaded by Ed and Tina Pasamba’s sextet.

All of us were given two hours to freshen up before we headed to the sunset dinner reception at Balai-Anilao. To get to the dinner reception, guests had to be ferried for three hours to Anilao by three big motorized bancas.

Ryan and Juday changed outfits before they took the banca ride. So did most of their guests. White polo and pants for Ryan’s boat wear and a mini baby lace off-white dress for Juday.

At Balai-Anilao, the couple and their more than 80 guests were met by about 150 more VIPs who were just asked to attend the sunset dinner reception. This included ABS-CBN’s Charo Santos and Cory Vidanes and TAPE’s Tony Tuviera who all gave a short speech of congratulations to the couple.

But before they entertained their guests, the couple and their daughter Yohan changed their outfits again for the third time. This time, Juday was wearing an empire-cut tube dress whose very delicate Swiss lace fabric was sourced by Paul Cabral in Paris. Ryan was wearing a white shirt under a gray vest and pants, designed by Jerome Lorico, whom the groom met while he was hosting the show Talentadong Pinoy. Yohan was in a white eyelet dress. The three all came wearing white Arizona-styled Birkenstock slippers. Cabral and Lorico respectively designed the off-white wedding gown and gray suit of Juday and Ryan and all their change of clothes.

Those who opted to ride the car going to the sunset dinner had to take 100 steps going down the beachside dinner reception area in Balai-Anilao. The three-tiered wedding carrot walnut cake at the reception was masterfully done by Penk Ching of Pastry Bin. The cake had “edible photographs” of Ryan and Juday kissing as its design. Those pictures in silhouette were reproduction of the actual shots of the couple during their many travels around the world.

Security was so tight that even guests were not allowed to bring in their cameras and cellphones inside the church or at the reception areas. Official photographers of the wedding were photography masters Patrick Uy and Raymund Isaac.

“The couple invited only the closest of their friends and family because they wanted to keep it simple,” said Noel Ferrer, manager of Ryan. The invite, which came in a rectangular native brown box read: “Eto na ‘to. Inuman na! Punta kang nakaputi. Sikreto lamang natin ‘to ah.” Most guests got their invites four days before the wedding via mail. The invite also came with the left pair of slipper. The other pair was claimed at the dinner reception. The slippers became the “official” footwear of the guests at the wedding dinner.

Juday’s and Ryan’s names were not mentioned in the invite. Many, however, were able to figure out whose wedding it was when they called the R.S.V.P. number of Rita Neri, the country’s premier wedding coordinator. Neri’s office confirmed it was indeed the wedding of Ryan and Juday and they never gave further information.

A sense of adventure was definitely an intrinsic ingredient of the wedding and only those who were truly close to the couple would understand the reason behind the thrill and suspense.

A month before the wedding, Ryan and Juday sent text messages to their invited guests for their complete names, home addresses and the sizes of their feet. Many guessed that a wedding invitation would follow after they sent them back the information needed. But the couple kept mum about it.

“Juday and I just want to surprise you,” Ryan told me when I asked him why he was asking those details from me almost a month ago. The couple prepared for their wedding only for two months.

Even us who were present on the eve of their wedding were still guessing on the activities that would take place in the wedding. The couple and their suppliers were simply quiet about them. Till the end, everything was a surprise for the guests.

“As we said, we still want to surprise you,” Juday said. So their guests simply went with the flow and they were happily surprised as one beautiful event took place after the other.

The couple’s love affair blossomed four years ago at the set of Krystala, a fantaserye topbilled by Juday. Ryan was one of her leading men in that TV show. When their feelings for each other bloomed, the Balai-Anilao resort became their rendezvous.

They were engaged on May 11, 2008, the day Juday turned 30, at Antulang in Dumaguete. Ryan turned 30 last April 10.

The morning after their wedding, the couple told me on the phone, they woke up “happy and hungry.”

“We’re still feeling very high!” Ryan told me, adding that they just woke up. That was already 11:45 a.m. They spent the night at a vacation house which was just beside Balai Anilao, the resort that served as their rendezvous when their affair started to bloom. They will leave Batangas today to get ready for their May 2 reception at Le Soufflé in Rockwell. Juday told me they will live in the house they built in a village in Alabang in two weeks.

“By the way, we plan to have a kid soon,” Ryan told me in between giggles. “And there’s a reception on May 2 and I plan to get her pregnant by then.”

7:47 PM

Meet the Wolf Pack of New Moon

Posted by ram agentorange

Vampires may be cold but this wolf pack is hot! And getting hotter: Four new actors have been pumping up to play the band of brotherly shape-shifters in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

The group – Chaske Spencer, 34, Alex Meraz, 24, Kiowa Gordon, 19, and Bronson Pelletier, 23 – join Taylor Lautner, 17, as he returns as Jacob Black for the sequel, due out Nov. 20.

Because the characters belong to the Quileute tribe, based in La Push, Wash., the film's director, Chris Weitz, has insisted on authenticity. "They had to have papers that proved their heritage," Weitz, who hired actors with Native American or First Nation ancestry, tells USA Today. "And they had to be in good physical shape."

Not to mention possessing the ability to work half-naked in the chilly Vancouver, B.C., area, where the film has been shooting for several weeks. "They have all been good-natured," says Weitz. "They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'Okay, off with the robes.' "

Disrobing for a romp through the woods as Sam Uley, the pack's alpha male, is New York-based Spencer. His Native American heritage is Lakota Sioux. Meraz, from Mesa, Ariz., plays Paul – the most volatile wolf-shifter – and boasts a Purepecha heritage.

Gordon is making his movie debut as Embry Call, Jacob's best friend. He is from Peach Springs, Ariz., and has a Hualapai background. Rounding out the group as Jared is Pelletier of British Columbia. He's done Canadian TV work and his family lines are Cree-Metis.

So they have buff physiques, but what about becoming wolves for the film? The transformations are computer-generated – the beasts are the size of horses and race around on all fours – but one part of each wolf will be familiar.

"They all have the actor's eyes," Weitz says.

4:33 PM

What you need to know about swine flu

Posted by ram agentorange

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard, Ap Medical Writer – 2 hrs 52 mins ago

WASHINGTON – A never-before-seen strain of swine flu has turned killer in Mexico and is causing milder illness in the United States and elsewhere. While authorities say it's not time to panic, they are taking steps to stem the spread and also urging people to pay close attention to the latest health warnings and take their own precautions.

"Individuals have a key role to play," Dr. Richard Besser, acting chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.

Here's what you need to know:

Q: How do I protect myself and my family?

A: For now, take commonsense precautions. Cover your coughs and sneezes, with a tissue that you throw away or by sneezing into your elbow rather than your hand. Wash hands frequently; if soap and water aren't available, hand gels can substitute. Stay home if you're sick and keep children home from school if they are.

Q: How easy is it to catch this virus?

A: Scientists don't yet know if it takes fairly close or prolonged contact with someone who's sick, or if it's more easily spread. But in general, flu viruses spread through uncovered coughs and sneezes or — and this is important — by touching your mouth or nose with unwashed hands. Flu viruses can live on surfaces for several hours, like a doorknob just touched by someone who sneezed into his hand.

Q: In Mexico, officials are handing out face masks. Do I need one?

A: The CDC says there's not good evidence that masks really help outside of health care settings. It's safer just to avoid close contact with someone who's sick and avoid crowded gatherings in places where swine flu is known to be spreading. But if you can't do that, CDC guidelines say it's OK to consider a mask — just don't let it substitute for good precautions.

Q: Is swine flu treatable?

A: Yes, with the flu drugs Tamiflu or Relenza, but not with two older flu medications.

Q: Is there enough?

A: Yes. The federal government has stockpiled enough of the drugs to treat 50 million people, and many states have additional stocks. As a precaution, the CDC has shipped a quarter of that supply to the states to keep on hand just in case the virus starts spreading more than it has so far.

Q: Should I take Tamiflu as a precaution if I'm not sick yet?

A: No. "What are you going to do with it, use it when you get a sniffle?" asks Dr. Marc Siegel of New York University Langone Medical Center and author of "Bird Flu: Everything you Need To Know About The Next Pandemic." Overusing antiviral drugs can help germs become resistant to them.

Q: How big is my risk?

A: For most people, very low. Outside of Mexico, so far clusters of illnesses seem related to Mexican travel. New York City's cluster, for instance, consists of students and family members at one school where some students came back ill from spring break in Mexico.

Q: Why are people dying in Mexico and not here?

A: That's a mystery. First, understand that no one really knows just how many people in Mexico are dying of this flu strain, or how many have it. Only a fraction of the suspected deaths have been tested and confirmed as swine flu, and some initially suspected cases were caused by something else.

Q: Should I cancel my planned trip to Mexico?

A: The U.S. did issue a travel advisory Monday discouraging nonessential travel there.

Q: What else is the U.S., or anyone else, doing to try to stop this virus?

A: The U.S. is beginning limited screening of travelers from Mexico, so that the obviously sick can be sent for treatment. Other governments have issued their own travel warnings and restrictions. Mexico is taking the biggest steps, closings that limit most crowded gatherings. In the U.S., communities with clusters of illness also may limit contact — New York closed the affected school for a few days, for example — so stay tuned to hear if your area eventually is affected.

Q: What are the symptoms?

A: They're similar to regular human flu — a fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also have diarrhea and vomiting.

Q: How do I know if I should see a doctor? Maybe my symptoms are from something else — like pollen?

A: Health authorities say if you live in places where swine flu cases have been confirmed, or you recently traveled to Mexico, and you have flulike symptoms, ask your doctor if you need treatment or to be tested. Allergies won't cause a fever. And run-of-the-mill stomach bugs won't be accompanied by respiratory symptoms, notes Dr. Wayne Reynolds of Newport News, Va., spokesman for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Q: Is there a vaccine to prevent this new infection?

A: No. And CDC's initial testing suggests that last winter's flu shot didn't offer any cross-protection.

Q: How long would it take to produce a vaccine?

A: A few months. The CDC has created what's called "seed stock" of the new virus that manufacturers would need to start production. But the government hasn't yet decided if the outbreak is bad enough to order that.

Q: What is swine flu?

A: Pigs spread their own strains of influenza and every so often people catch one, usually after contact with the animals. This new strain is a mix of pig viruses with some human and bird viruses. Unlike more typical swine flu, it is spreading person-to-person. A 1976 outbreak of another unusual swine flu at Fort Dix, N.J., prompted a problematic mass vaccination campaign, but that time the flu fizzled out.

Q: So is it safe to eat pork?

A: Yes. Swine influenza viruses don't spread through food.

Q: And whatever happened to bird flu? Wasn't that supposed to be the next pandemic?

A: Specialists have long warned that the issue is a never-before-seen strain that people have little if any natural immunity to, regardless of whether it seems to originate from a bird or a pig. Bird flu hasn't gone away; scientists are tracking it, too.


EDITOR's NOTE — Lauran Neergaard covers health and medical issues for The Associated Press in Washington.

On the Net:

U.S. government flu info: http://www.hhs.gov/web/library/index.html

4:24 PM

Mexico faces criticism over swine flu response

Posted by ram agentorange

MEXICO CITY – Two weeks after the first known swine flu death, Mexico still hasn't given medicine to the families of the dead. It hasn't determined where the outbreak began or how it spread. And while the government urges anyone who feels sick to go to hospitals, feverish people complain ambulance workers are scared to pick them up.

A portrait is emerging of a slow and confused response by Mexico to the gathering swine flu epidemic. And that could mean the world is flying blind into a global health storm.

Despite an annual budget of more than $5 billion, Mexico's health secretary said Monday that his agency hasn't had the resources to visit the families of the dead. That means doctors haven't begun treatment for the population most exposed to swine flu, and most apt to spread it.

It also means medical sleuths don't know how the victims were infected — key to understanding how the epidemic began and how it can be contained.

Foreign health officials were hesitant Monday to speak critically about Mexico's response, saying they want to wait until more details emerge before passing judgment. But already, Mexicans were questioning the government's image of a country that has the crisis under control.

"Nobody believes the government anymore," said Edgar Rocha, a 28-year-old office messenger. He said the lack of information is sowing distrust: "You haven't seen a single interview with the sick!"

The political consequences could be serious. China was heavily criticized during the outbreak of SARS for failing to release details about the disease, feeding rumors and fear. And Mexico's failed response to a catastrophic 1985 earthquake is largely credited with the demise of the party that had ruled the country since the 1920s.

"That is foremost in the minds of Mexican policymakers now," said George Grayson at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. "They're thinking, 'We don't want another '85.'"

Indeed, Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova was defensive at a news conference Monday as he was peppered with questions about why Mexico took so long to identify the outbreak, attempt to contain its spread and provide information.

"We never had this kind of epidemic in the world," he said. "This is the first time we have this kind of virus."

It remained unclear where and how the epidemic began, how it has spread, who it has killed or how fast it is growing. And the government has yet to take some basic steps critical to containing any outbreak, such as quick treatment of people who had contact with the victims.

In the town of Xonacatlan, just west of Mexico City, Antonia Cortes Borbolla told The Associated Press that nobody has given her medicine in the week since her husband succumbed to raging fever and weakened lungs that a lab has confirmed as swine flu.

No health workers have inspected her home, asked how her husband might have contracted the illness or tested the neighbors' pigs, she said.

Cordova acknowledged that her case isn't unique.

"We haven't given medicine to all of them because we still don't have enough personnel," he said.

Cordova said he couldn't provide information on the victims for reasons of confidentiality, but promised to eventually release a statistical breakdown. He said he couldn't provide that data now "because it's being processed."

Asked whether he could at least say how many of the 20 confirmed victims were men and how many were women, he said: "I don't have that information."

The government has insisted it acted quickly and decisively when presented with the evidence of a new virus.

But even as it did so, it acknowledged the outbreak began earlier than April 12, the date it had previously linked to the first case. Cordova confirmed Monday that a 4-year-old boy who was part of an outbreak in eastern Veracruz state that began in February had swine flu. He later recovered.

Residents of the town of Perote said at the time that they had a new, aggressive bug — even taking to the streets to demonstrate against the pig farm they blamed for their illness — but were told they were suffering from a typical flu. It was only after U.S. labs confirmed a swine flu outbreak that Mexican officials sent the boy's sample in for swine flu testing.

Meanwhile, some people complained that health workers were turning them away, even as officials urged people to seek treatment quickly if they felt symptoms of flu coming on.

Elias Camacho, a 31-year-old truck driver with fever, cough and body aches, was ordered out of a government ambulance Sunday because paramedics complained he might be contagious, his father-in-law told the AP. When family members took him to a hospital in a taxi, Jorge Martinez Cruz said, a doctor told him he wasn't sick.

Camacho was finally admitted to the hospital — and placed in an area marked "restricted" — after a doctor at a private clinic notified state health authorities, Martinez said.

In Mexico City, Jose Isaac Cepeda said two hospitals refused to treat his fever, diarrhea and joint pains. The first turned him away because he wasn't registered in the public health system, he said.

The second, he said, didn't let him in "because they say they're too busy."


Associated Press writers Olga Rodriguez in Xonacatlan and Peter Orsi and Lisa J. Adams in Mexico City contributed to this report.

Concern that the world could be on the brink of the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years escalated Sunday as France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Spain reported potential new cases in which people had been infected with swine flu and Canada confirmed several new cases. In the U.S., where 20 such infections have been confirmed, federal health officials declared a public-health emergency and are preparing to distribute to state and local agenciesa quarter of the country's 50 million-dose stockpile of antiviral drugs. Meanwhile, in hard-hit Mexico, where more than 80 people have died from what is believed to be swine flu, the government closed all public schools and canceled hundreds of public events in Mexico City.

Though the World Health Organization (WHO) is referring to the situation as a "public-health emergency of international concern," the apparent emergence in several countries of an entirely new strain of H1N1 flu virus has led some scientists to believe that it is only a matter of time before the WHO declares pandemic status, a move that could prompt travel bans to infected countries. "We are clearly seeing wide spread," says Michael Osterholm, a pandemic risk expert who runs the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. "There is no question." (Read about the vaccine being prepared in case of a pandemic.)

Health officials in Washington were quick to point out Sunday that none of the 20 cases identified in the U.S. so far has been fatal; all but one of the victims has recovered without needing to be hospitalized. Officials also noted that only one American has been infected so far who had not recently traveled to Mexico - a woman in Kansas got sick after her husband returned from a business trip in that country, where he became ill - but that could change as more intensive disease surveillance begins. "As we continue to look for more cases, I expect we're going to find them," said acting Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Richard Besser.

In the U.S., where cases have also been found in California, Texas, and New York City, the declaration of a public-health emergency is part of what federal officials termed an "aggressive response" to the outbreaks. In addition to releasing from the national stockpile some 12.5 million doses of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza - which scientists say has so far been effective against the H1N1 swine flu virus - the Department of Homeland Security will begin "passive surveillance" to screen people entering the U.S. Any traveler coming from a country with a confirmed human swine flu infection will be questioned, checked for symptoms and potentially isolated if they are found ill. Though the CDC has issued public warnings about the more serious outbreak in Mexico, there are no recommendations from Washington against traveling to the neighboring country.

That is in contrast to the more extreme actions of some other governments, including Hong Kong, where officials on Sunday urged residents to avoid going to Mexico. Hong Kong officials also ordered the immediate detention in a hospital of anyone who arrives with a fever above 100.4 F, respiratory symptoms and a history of traveling over the past seven days to a city with a confirmed case of swine flu infection.

But Washington officials Sunday did their best not to overstate the situation and emphasized that their response wasn't out of the ordinary. "I wish we could call it declaration of emergency preparedness, because that's really what it is in this context," said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. "We're preparing in an environment where we really don't know ultimately what the size or seriousness of this outbreak is going to be."

Right now health officials around the world are trying to take precautions without inciting panic. Here are just a few of the questions facing them - and ultimately, us as well:

1. Is this a flu pandemic?

The influenza virus is constantly mutating. That's why we can't get full immunity to the flu, the way we can to diseases like chicken pox, because there are multiple strains of the flu virus and they change from year to year. However, even though the virus makes us sick, our immune systems can usually muster enough of a response so that the flu is rarely fatal for healthy people.

But every once in awhile, the virus shifts its genetic structure so much that our immune systems offer no protection whatsoever. (This usually happens when a flu virus found in animals - like the avian flu still circulating in Asia - swaps genes with other viruses in a process called reassortment, and jumps to human beings.) A flu pandemic occurs when a new flu virus emerges for which humans have little or no immunity and then spreads easily from person to person around the world. In the 20th century we had two mild flu pandemics, in 1968 and 1957, and the severe "Spanish flu" pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 40 to 50 million people worldwide.

The WHO has the responsibility of declaring when a new flu pandemic is underway, and to simplify the process, the U.N. body has established six pandemic phases. Thanks to H5N1 avian flu, which has killed 257 people since 2003 but doesn't spread very well from one human to another, we're currently at phase 3. If the WHO upgraded that status to phase 4, which is marked by a new virus that begins to pass easily enough from person to person that we can detect community-sized outbreaks, such a move would effectively mean that we've got a pandemic on our hands.

The H1N1 swine flu virus has already been identified as a new virus, with genes from human and avian flus as well as the swine variety. And since it is apparently causing large-scale outbreaks in Mexico, along with separate confirmed cases in the U.S. and Canada and suspected cases in other countries, it would seem that we've already met the criteria for phase 4. But though an emergency committee met on April 25 to evaluate the situation, the WHO hasn't made the pandemic declaration yet. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's interim assistant director-general for health, security and environment, said on Sunday that its experts "would like a little bit more information and a little bit more time to consider this." The committee is set to meet again by April 28 at the latest.

As health officials have repeatedly emphasized, with good reason, the swine flu situation is evolving rapidly, and more lab tests are needed to ascertain exactly what is going on in Mexico and elsewhere. "We want to make sure we're on solid ground," said Fukuda, a highly respected former CDC official and flu expert.

2. What will happen if this outbreak gets classified as a pandemic?

Moving the world to pandemic phase 4 would be the signal for serious containment actions to be taken on the national and international level. Given that these actions would have major implications for the global economy, not to mention the effects of the public fear that would ensue, there is concern that the WHO may be considering politics along with science. "What the WHO did makes no sense," says Osterholm. "In a potential pandemic, you need to have the WHO be beyond question, and (April 25) was not a good day for them."

Of course, declaring a pandemic isn't a decision that should be taken lightly. For the WHO, phase 4 might trigger an attempt to keep the virus from spreading by instituting strict quarantines and blanketing infected areas with antivirals. But we appear to have missed the opportunity to contain the disease at its source since the virus is already crossing borders with ease. "We cannot stop this at the border," said Anne Schuchat, the CDC's interim director for science and public health. "We don't think that we can quench this in Mexico if it's in many communities now."

That would leave the WHO and individual countries to fall back on damage control, using antivirals and old-fashioned infection control - like closing schools, limiting public gatherings and even restricting travel - to slow the spread of the virus. But such efforts would likely inflict serious damage on an already faltering global economy - and the truth is, we don't know how well those methods will work.

3. Why have the U.S. cases been so much milder than the ones in Mexico?

This is the question that has health officials from Geneva to Washington puzzled. In Mexico, swine flu has caused severe respiratory disease in a number of patients - and even more worryingly, has killed the sort of young and healthy people who can normally shrug off the flu. (Fueling such concerns is the fact that similar age groups died in unusually high numbers during the 1918 pandemic.) Yet the cases in the U.S. have all been mild and likely wouldn't have even garnered much attention if doctors hadn't begun actively looking for swine flu in recent days. "What we're seeing in this country so far is not anywhere near the severity of what we're hearing about in Mexico," said the CDC's Besser. "We need to understand that."

Some of the difference may be due to the fact that Mexico has apparently been grappling with swine flu for weeks longer than the U.S. As doctors across the U.S. begin checking patients with respiratory symptoms for swine flu, CDC officials expect to see more severe cases in the U.S. as well - and as better epidemiological work is done in Mexico, we'll probably hear about more mild cases there too. Right now, however, the true severity of the H1N1 swine flu virus is still an open question, whose answer could change over time. The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic began with a fairly mild wave of infections in the spring, but the virus returned a few months later in a far more virulent form. That could happen with the current swine flu as well. "It's quite possible for this virus to evolve," said Fukuda. "When viruses evolve, clearly they can become more dangerous to people."

4. How ready is the U.S. - and the world - to respond to a flu pandemic?

In some ways, the world is better prepared for a flu pandemic today than it has ever been. Thanks to concerns over H5N1 avian flu, the WHO, the U.S. and countries around the world have stockpiled millions of doses of antivirals that can help fight swine flu as well as other strains of influenza. The U.S. has a detailed pandemic preparation plan that was drafted under former President George W. Bush. Many other countries have similar plans. SARS and bird flu have given international health officials useful practice runs for dealing with a real pandemic. We can identify new viruses faster than ever before, and we have life-saving technologies - like artificial respirators and antivirals - that weren't available back in 1918. "I believe that the world is much, much better prepared than we have ever been for dealing with this kind of situation," said Fukuda.

At the same time, the very nature of globalization puts us at greater risk. International air travel means that infections can spread very quickly. And while the WHO can prepare a new swine flu vaccine strain in fairly short order, we still use a laborious, decades-old process to manufacture vaccines, meaning it would take months before the pharmaceutical industry could produce its full capacity of doses - and even then, there wouldn't be enough for everyone on the planet. The U.S. could be particularly vulnerable; only one plant, in Stillwater, Penn., makes flu vaccine in America. In a pandemic, that could produce some ugly political debates. "Do you really think the E.U. is going to release pandemic vaccine to the U.S. when its own people need it?" asks Osterholm.

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Indeed, the greatest risk from a pandemic might not turn out to be from the swine flu virus itself - especially if it ends up being relatively mild - but what Osterholm calls "collateral damage" if governments respond to the emergency by instituting border controls and disrupting world trade. Not only would the global recession worsen - a 2008 World Bank report estimated that a severe pandemic could reduce the world's GDP by 4.8% - but we depend on international trade now for countless necessities, from generic medicines to surgical gloves. The just-in-time production systems embraced by companies like Wal-Mart - where inventories are kept as low as possible to cut waste and boost profit - mean that we don't have stockpiles of most things. Supply chains for food, medicines and even the coal that generates half our electricity are easily disruptable, with potentially catastrophic results. Though we'll likely hear calls to close the border with Mexico, Osterholm points out that a key component used in artificial respirators comes from Mexico. "We are more vulnerable to a pandemic now than at any other time over the past 100 years," he says. "We can't depend on ourselves."

5. So how scared should we be?

That depends on whom you ask. Officials at the CDC and the WHO have emphasized that while the swine flu situation is serious, they're responding with an abundance of precautions. Even Osterholm, who has been highly critical of the U.S. government's long-term failures to better prepare for a pandemic, gives the CDC a 9 out of 10 for its response so far. Outside of Mexico, the swine flu hasn't looked too serious yet - unlike during the SARS outbreaks of 2003, when an entirely new virus with no obvious treatment took the world by surprise. In the U.S., the normal flu season is winding down, which should make it easier for public-health officials to pick out swine flu cases from run-of-the-mill respiratory disease. And there are simple things that people can do to protect themselves, like practicing better hygiene (wash hands frequently and cover mouth and nose when sneezing) and staying away from public places or traveling if they feel sick. "There's a role for everyone to play when an outbreak is ongoing," said Besser.

But the truth is that every outbreak is unpredictable, and there's a lot we don't know yet about the new swine flu. There hasn't been a flu pandemic for more than a generation, and there hasn't been a truly virulent pandemic since long before the arrival of mass air transit. We're in terra incognito here. Panic would be counterproductive - especially if it results in knee-jerk reactions like closing international borders, which would only complicate the public-health response. But neither should we downplay our very real vulnerabilities. As Napolitano put it: "This will be a marathon, not a sprint." Be prepared.


6:17 AM

Love, Sex, Magic: Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake

Posted by ram agentorange

1, 2, 3 Go...
Here we go, talk to 'em...

Ya touch is so magic to me
Stangest things can happen
The way that you react to me
I wanna do something you can't imagine
Imagine, if it was a million me's talking sexy to ya like that
Ya think ya can handle, boy if I give you my sleaze
And I need you to push it right back

Baby show me, show me,
What's your favorite trick that you wanna use on me
And I'll volunteer...
And I'll be flowing, and going to go the distant place
And nothing but shoes on me
Ohh baby...

[Ciara & Justin Timberlake]
All night showing, just you and ya crowd
Doin' tricks you never seen...
And I bet that I can make ya believe
In love and sex and magic
So let me drive my body around ya
I bet you know what I mean
Cause you know that I can make you believe
In love and sex and magic

[Justin Timberlake]
Everything ain't what it seems
I wave my hands and I got you
And ya feel so fly, assistantin' me
But now is my turn to watch you
I ain't gonna stop you
If ya wanna grab my neck, talk sexy to me like that
Just do what I taught you, girl when I give you my heat
And I need you to push it right back

Baby show me, show me,
What's your favorite trick that you wanna use on me
And I'll volunteer...
And I'll be flowing, and going to go the distant place
And nothing but shoes on me
Ohh baby...

[Ciara & Justin Timberlake]
All night showing, just you and ya crowd
Doin' tricks you never seen...
And I bet that I can make ya believe
In love and sex and magic
So let me drive my body around ya
I bet you know what I mean
Cause you know that I can make you believe
In love and sex and magic

This is the part where we fall in love (Ohh, suga...)
Let's slow it down, so we fall in love (Ohh...)
But don't stop when you give it to me

All night showing, just you and ya crowd
Doin' tricks you never seen...
And I bet that I can make ya believe
In love and sex and magic
So let me drive my body around ya
I bet you know what I mean
(You know what I mean)
Cause you know that I can make you believe
In love and sex and magic

All night showing, just you and ya crowd
Doin' tricks you never seen...
And I bet that I can make ya believe
In love and sex and magic
So let me drive my body around ya
I bet you know what I mean
(You know what I mean)
Cause you know that I can make you believe
In love and sex and magic

Uh, uh, uh...
Yeah, I see you on the floor
Get it girl
Love, sex and magic
I see you on the floor
You know what I mean
Get it girl
I bet that I can make you believe
In love and sex and magic, ow!
I See you on the floor
Get it girl...

5:54 AM

Please don't leave me: Pink

Posted by ram agentorange

From Pink's new album,
Da da da da
da da da da

Da da da da da,

I dont know if i can yell any louder,
How many times have i kicked you outer here?
Or said something insulting?

Da da da da da

I can be so mean when i wanna be,
I am capable of realy anything,
I could cut you into peices,
But my heart is, broken.

Da da da da da

Please dont leave me [x2]
I always say how i dont need you
But its always gonna come right back to this
Please dont leave me

How did i become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
Ive neva been this nasty,
Cant you tell that this is just a contest,
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby i dont mean it,
I mean it, I promise

Da da da da da

[ Please Don't Leave Me lyrics from http://www.lyricsyoulove.com/ ]
Please dont leave me [x2]
I always say how i dont need you
But its always gonna come right back to this
Please dont leave me

I forgot to say outloud,
How beautiful you really are to me,
I cant be without,
Your my perfect little punching bag,
And i need you,
Im sorry.

Da da da da
da da da da

Da da da da da

Please, please dont leave me
Baby please dont leave me (No, dont leave me)
Please dont leave me
I always say how i dont need you
But its always gonna come right back to this
Please dont leave me (No, Dont leave me)

I always say how i dont need you,
But its always gonna come right back to this,
Please dont leave me,

Please, Please dont leave me.
Please Don't Leave Me (Pink)

5:42 AM

Poker Face : Lady Gaga

Posted by ram agentorange

isn't it amazing? wow,, absolutely incredible. Lady gaga truly one of the best among her generation. She got a great voice and plays piano making her different from other female artist. Her videos maybe funny but at her talent she going too fast to stardom. I really love this poker face version.

Yes, Miley Cyrus has been hanging out with her ex, Nick Jonas – but that doesn't mean they are dating again.

"It makes me sad to think that people out there aren't friends with THEIR ex bf, because let me tell u it IS possible," Cyrus, 16, wrote on her official Twitter page as a "stupidddd rumor," as she put it, emerged that she and Jonas might be reconciling.

Cyrus, 16, is still dating Justin Gaston. "Justin and Nick are two very amazing people and they both mean so much to me," she writes. "I love both of them so much, and they are both very dear to my heart. Justin is an amazing person! He can always make me laugh and has a heart of gold."

Cyrus has kind words for her ex, too. "Nick is so lovely," she continues. "He reaches out to so many people with his music, not only with his talent but with his heart. Our love for music is something that keeps our friendship together and I KNOW NO MATTER [what] he will be my friend forever."

7:46 AM

Brad and Angelina: Fact or Fiction?

Posted by ram agentorange

The Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie rumor mill has been churning overtime lately. Here's a quick rundown of some of the stories making the rounds – and whether they're fact or fiction:

Liquid Diet? Rumor: Angelina is on a liquid diet that has caused her to shed so much weight that she recently passed out on a film set. Truth: "Angie is very happy and healthy," says a source close to the actress. False

Adopting again? Rumor: Angelina and Brad are adding to their family, this time adopting in the Philippines. Truth: Another non-starter, fresh on the heels of erroneous reports the couple were adopting in India. False

Pregnant? Rumor: Brad and Angelina are expecting another child. Truth: Their twins, Viv and Knox don't turn 1 until July. False

Suburban Sprawl? Rumor: Now living on New York's Long Island, the glamour couple now frequent such places as Dunkin' Donuts. Truth: Yep, they're living a quiet life these days and were recently spotted grocery shopping at Stop & Shop. True


7:41 AM

Lindsay's Weight Loss Is a Cry for Attention

Posted by ram agentorange

Linday Lohan's wraith-like appearance this week while shopping with her sister, Ali, in Los Angeles has shocked even some of her closest friends, sources tell PEOPLE.

"She is a self-destructive person," says a source close to Lohan. "It's all part of her cry for attention. She wants Sam [Ronson, her ex-girlfriend] to see how bad she's hurting and she wants Hollywood to see her as a 'tortured artist' who is wasting away … This is a symptom of something much bigger – a desperate need to be noticed."

The cry for help appears to be working, at least to an extent. Lohan has spoken publicly about her recent breakup, telling Ellen DeGeneres on her show April 23 that the split "came out of nowhere." And yet the pair continue to spend time together.

On Thursday, Lohan visited Ronson at her Los Angeles home for about six hours. According to a source, "Lindsay had her assistant drive her to Sam's house around 1 p.m." When Lohan left six hours later, the source says, she looked "very happy."

While Lohan may have looked happy, her extremely thin appearance is cause for worry among friends. "When Lindsay is off-balance, she'll pull out every issue you can imagine," says another source close Ronson. "She doesn't eat. She stays up all night and sleeps all day, so she misses meals. When she is doing good, when she is happy, her appetite is healthy and her weight is healthy."

Lindsay Lohan's rep tells PEOPLE that the actress' thin frame is not cause for concern, saying, "Her weight is fine." And a Lohan friend scoffs at reports that the star is spiraling downward and that her weight is alarmingly troublesome. "Lindsay has been in a very good place," says the source.

It's Complicated
On Friday, Ronson changed her Facebook relationship status from "single" to "It's complicated." Of the switch, the source close to Ronson says she changes things on her Facebook page all the time as a joke. "It would be crazy to base any real information on what she has there. She is single. Tomorrow it might say she is married to Tom Cruise, you never know."

Meanwhile, another source says the Ronson family is "stressed out by the relationship." "Lindsay is so controlling that she could have had all the Ronson siblings be on her side if she was nice to them, but she always had to be in charge of the situation," says the source. "If they are on their way to Gucci, she will make them all go to Prada."

Even going to a bar or restaurant is cause for strife. "She has to go to the one she wants," says the source. "She will have a fit if she is not riding shotgun [in the front seat]. And if she doesn't get her way, she will complain and harass until she gets her way."

As for the couple continuing to talk, that's no surprise, says the source. "Samantha's not a mean person who would ditch her," says one. "She doesn't hate her – it's just too much."

7:34 AM

Jenna Dewan-Channing Tatum's Wedding Coming Soon

Posted by ram agentorange

Channing Tatum and fiancée Jenna Dewan like to keep their lips sealed about their engagement, but few people can miss the huge ring on her finger.

"Almost everybody goes, 'Oh my God, that is so big,' " Dewan told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of Tatum's movie Fighting. "And I'm like, 'I know, I feel the same way.' "

Although she wouldn't give details, the actress-dancer told PEOPLE that the wedding of the two 28-year-olds will happen soon. "We're so busy, and you know when you're so busy, wedding planning is so hard to do," she says. "But it will be soon. Sooner than later."

Dewan says that when it comes to planning the big day, "I seriously haven't even thought about it. I'm the worst bride in the world. I'm just so happy, and I'm so enjoying being engaged. I don't want to rush anything."

Meanwhile, when asked about wedding plans, Tatum would only say, "I'm sorry, I kind of like to keep it a little more private."

So does the couple, who became engaged last September, feel any different now than they did before their engagement? "I think [we feel] the same," says Dewan. "We're both so happy. It's great."

Have any advice for the happy couple?


3:01 AM

Robi Domingo: 1st Hottie of the Week

Posted by ram agentorange

Robert Marion Eusebio Domingo

An actor, VJ, and the first runner up of the reality television show Pinoy Big
Brother Teen Edition Plus.

Robi was born on September 27, 1989 to parents who are both doctors. His father, Roberto "Boy" Domingo who acted as his guardian inside the PBB house, is a General Surgeon while his mother, Mary Ann Domingo works as the company doctor of SSS. Robi has one younger brother named Robert Marlo Domingo (known as Maro) who also went inside the PBB house for one day.

Robi has been attending Ateneo since elementary and decided to continue studying there for his pre-med studies after exiting the PBB house. He is now a college freshman majoring in Health Sciences.

Television career:
Robi, together with his fellow housemate Josef, entered the Pinoy Big Brother house as the "Plus housemates". Their entry was given the "school rivalry" angle because they came from schools who are considered as rivals in the Philippines.[2] During the first week, Robi and Josef were given the secret task of convincing their housemates that they were "Best Buds Forever" who have been estranged for a number of years only to see each other again in the show's auditions. They were not able to succeed in their task because their ruse was discovered by housemate Jieriel.

Robi managed to not get a single nomination from his housmates for several weeks because they were all in agreement that Robi. The clean streak was broken by Nicole Uysiuseng who gave him his first point. Incidentally, that same nomination day, the teens' guardians nominated Robi for eviction, citing the reasons that Robi was wealthy and "did not need the prize". Though he only got one point from Nicole and no other housemates gave him the nomination, the guardians' decision was enough to put him up in the list of those nominated for eviction for that week together with Josef, Jolas and Rona. Robi managed to get the highest percentage of votes and survived that eviction night and Jolas was evicted.

After a couple of weeks of not being nominated, Robi gained audience and fans' sympathy for being nominated three straight times with reasons normally concerning his status in life. Amidst the controversies surrounding the number of votes as well as the brewing rumors of being cheated, Robi graciously accepted his defeat at the hands of Promdi Hottie Ejay Falcon and emerged as the first runner up in the reality show.

Shortly after exiting the PBB house, Robi, Josef and Nicole were given the opportunity to join the cast of the Philippine remake of My Girl, playing a minor role as Hanna Abueva/Miranda's admirer.

Favorite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Favorite subject in school: Religion, Social Studies, Tulong Dunong
Least liked subject in school: English and literature
Favorite sport: Baseball, track and field
Favorite summer/vacation destination: somewhere cold like in Baguio
Hobbies/Interests: Running; playing with younger bro, friends, and family
Ultimate celebrity crush: Elisha Cuthbert

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robi_Domingo