Thursday, April 24, 2014

The ladies of Miss Universe 2014 — Part 1

Here’s something for our Miss Universe fans.

You are looking at five ladies who have been selected to represent their respective countries in Miss Universe 2014—Miss Mexico Josselyn Garciglia, Miss Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos, Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa, Miss Puerto Rico Gabriela Berrios and Miss Russia Yulia Alipova.

Twenty-eight delegates have been confirmed so far.

Are you excited to see if Mary Jean Lastimosa will make it to the semis this year? Will we have another back-to-back win from Venezuela?

I think the girls are shining bright this year.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pinoy Big Brother: All In premieres Sunday, 4/27

Manila, Philippines - The country's most successful reality show Pinoy Big Brother is back on its new season called 'PBB All In' with the grand and live kick off set on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

ABS-CBN business unit head and director Laurenti Dyogi confirmed the launch date of the highly anticipated return of PBB during the last chance auditions held last April 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

ABS-CBN announced that there were 11,900 (On ground, Online and ABS-CBN Mobile Fast Track Lane Pass) aspiring housemates who have auditioned on the said date. PBB team have shortlisted 8 boys and 7 girls for final casting.

"We had a total of 44,000 plus aspiring Housemates who auditioned for PBB ALL IN. Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao at sa mga nag-audition mula sa iba't-ibang bansa, maraming, maraming, maraming salamat! If we could only thank each and every single one of you personally, we would!", PBB said on its Facebook page.

On the first Twitter Hangout for PBB, Dyogi said that official number of housemates for PBB ALL IN will be trimmed down to 15 only.

Official list of Housemates for PBB All In is expected to be revealed on its premiere episode.

"PBB All In" will be hosted by the show's mainstays, Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats and Robi Domingo. They will be joined by one new host, the Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited Slater Young.

On Easter Sunday, ex-PBB Housemates and Big Winners have reunited to celebrate the brand new season and have shown how PBB has changed their lives. Watch the grand reunion here (video courtesy of ABS-CBN News):
Don't miss the opening of PBB House on April 27 on ABS-CBN. It will replace "The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles" timeslot which will have its finale on April 26.

ABS-CBN also announced that PBB All In will have 100 days of fun this season.

[From The Summit Express]

Zac Efron as your bulgy, rowdy frat boy neighbor

I just saw two trailers of Zac Efron’s 2014 movies—That Awkward Moment and Neighbors—and I just can’t get over this hottie, especially when I saw this pic of him afterwards.

In That Awkward Moment, Efron is saddled with a particularly bland and butterscotch-hearted tale about guys who boast about being single and care-free but who, deep down, want to find the right girl.

In Neighbors, Efron plays a cocky frat member. I think that photo was actually taken on the set of this movie.

He’s 26 (born on October 18, 1987).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Bonbon Series: Jeremiah Preston Wood

Fans of Survivor: Cagayan knows there’s a beauty tribe competing against two other tribes—brawn and brains—at the latest season of the US version of Survivor, and one of the members of the beauty tribe is Jeremiah Wood, a model.

This sexy male model is our new and first foreign bonbon. Not only did Jeremiah show up his washboard abs in several ads campaign but he has proven to be more than just a pretty face and hot bod. He is an avid fisherman, actor and hunter.

This handsome 6’1” country boy graduated in 1997 from Surry Central high and then attended at Surry Community College.

Wood played a science tech in the 2012 Sci-fi film 500 MPH Storm starring Casper Van Dien, he had a small part in the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens and also appeared in the 2008 dramatic thriller Brothers with Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

He’s 34 (born on June 15, 1979 in Dobson, North Carolina).

Monday, April 21, 2014

Magic Mike sequel gets July 2015 release date

Warner Bros has set Magic Mike 2 for July 3, 2015. The sequel to the 2012 film directed by Steven Soderbergh that was informed by Channing Tatum’s early days as a male stripper.

This is the latest extension of the pic that Soderbergh and Tatum hatched and financed themselves.

It was a risk that turned into a major score when the original movie starring Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and other made $113.7M at the domestic box office — one of Soderbergh’s most lucrative movies ever — and has since spawned a Broadway musical now in the works.

[From Deadline]

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Regions with the most CSE examinees: Top 5

Last April 6th, close to 200,000 examinees took the Career Service Examinations in 52 testing centers nationwide. 86.49 percent (86.49%) or 171,684 took the Professional level while the rest took the Subprofessional level.

The results will be released within 45 days from the examination date.

Passers of the Career Service Examinations will be conferred an eligibility needed for permanent appointment in government positions.

The civil service eligibility, however, does not apply to positions that involve practice of profession or are covered by special laws.

The second written Career Service Examination for the year is scheduled on Oct. 26. Application will be from April 7 to Sept. 11 at any CSC Regional or Field Office.

Qualification, application requirements, and other related information about the civil service exams are posted on the CSC website.

Wonder what provinces have the most examinees last April 6th? Yes, let’s check this out while we are all waiting for the results.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The guy who loves summer

I think my 40-day travel ban is officially lifted, and by the time you read this post, I am most probably somewhere north of the country, enjoying a little sun time by the beach, much like JC de Vera here.

Seriously, what was I thinking imposing a travel ban during summer? Of course, you don’t know what I’m talking about here. You see, I imposed a sex ban and an alcohol ban (among others) for a period of 40 days which started on March 5th in time for the Lent season.

And now that I have proven that I can totally discipline myself, it’s high time to pamper myself. So, yes, since I can’t make the sun go away, why not embrace it and just enjoy the day?

God, I love summer!