Sunday, August 21, 2011

JC conquers two sexy countdowns


MANILA, Philippines — JC (Juan Carlo) de Vera secured slots in two magazine surveys that catalogued the “most beautiful” and “hottest” men in showbiz.

After “My Driver, Sweet Lover” which paired JC with real-life girlfriend Danita Paner, JC dabbles in another lead TV5 starrer slated for September airing in “Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum” opposite Jasmine Curtis Smith.

JC gets to do action, drama and comedy after having prepared well for the role, twice played onscreen by Robin Padilla.

Apart from the said series, JC has “Lokomo” (comedy) and “Hey, It’s Saberday” (musical-variety).

The 25-year-old actor managed by Annabelle Rama previously starred in “Hating Kapatid,” “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” “Tiyanak,” “White Lady,” “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend” and “Mano Po.”

JC’s mother is first cousin to Ms. Boots Anson Roa, while his father is related to Romeo Vasquez and Luis Alandy.

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Internet cafes challenged

It used to be that Internet cafes were the top when it comes to Internet browsing. But recent surveys say they are losing ground to home access in the Philippines.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ; YHOO) released recently the result from its 3rd Net Index Study that revealed a continued shift from shared to private access. Online browsing through internet cafes, according to the study, declined from 71 percent to 66 percent and home internet increased from 31 percent to 35 percent over the past two years.

Arlene Amarante, Country Ambassador and Sales Director of Yahoo! Philippines, said, “The success of our entertainment sites, OMG! and Yahoo! Coke Music Studio, for example was a direct response to the research findings combined with Yahoo!’s intimate understanding of how Filipinos consume content online.”

According to Jay Bautista, Managing Director for Media of The Nielsen Company Philippines, “The Yahoo! Net Index study delivers targeted consumer insights to assist advertisers.”

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Dangerous acts in ‘Mind Master’

Today, Janno Gibbs hosts GMA-7’s “Mind Master,” the original mentalism show on Philippine TV. Mentalist Nomer Lasala shocks viewers as he performs dangerous acts with guest celebrities.

Iza Calzado prepared herself for Nomer’s “tricks” tonight while Nomer’s master David Elefant performs another risky act of mentalism on Pauleen Luna. On the other hand, Akihiro Sato and Fabio Ide also join the show for a dangerous act called “matchbox.”

Viewers should not miss Nomer’s death-defying act where he uses a nail and a hammer as props.

“Mind Master” airs today after “Kap’s Amazing Stories” on GMA-7.


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