The mother-and-daughter tandem of Lily and Roselle Monteverde strongly believe that today’s Darling Teen Princess and latest OPM Pop Sweetheart Janella Salvador is rife for stardom.
And so, they tapped her to headline Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival-entry Haunted Mansion with no less than award-winning director, locally and internationally, Jun Lana handling her launching movie.
Among the current generation of young stars, many consider Janella to be a cut above the rest as she is bursting with talent in acting, singing, dancing and hosting.
Janella started as a darling of TV commercials at a tender age. Before dipping her hands in showbiz, she was part of the musical play Paul! Paul! at the Meralco Theater in 2009 for a local food chain. By 2010, she was picked to be part of the ABS-CBN Star Magic Glee Club.
Because of her impressive talent, she landed the role of Nikki in the morning drama Be Careful With My Heart from 2012 to 2014. Until she got her biggest break on TV as the lead actress in the inspirational series Oh My G!
Aside from these, she has also appeared in other Kapamilya Network shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya?,Wansapanataym and others.
Various award-giving bodies also took notice of the young gem - 17th Gawad Pasado Awards, which named Janella Pinakapasadong Dangal ng Kabataan this year; Most Promising Love team with Jerome Ponce and Most Promising Female Star (2014 Guillermo Awards); Candy Reader’s Choice Female Rising Star; German Moreno Youth Achievement Award , 27th PMPC Best Female Personality and Pop Breakthrough Star of ASAP in 2013.
Of late, Janella has earned herself a new tag, that of OPM Pop Sweetheart, due to her best-selling self-titled album from Star Music.
As a singer, her rendition of “Mahal Kita Pero” placed third in the 2014 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs and was adjudged Best Music Video on MYX.
Incidentally, Janella is a scholar of the Ryan Cayabyab Musmusikwela.
At 17, Janella has indeed accomplished and achieved a lot of her dreams such that the Monteverdes are confident they have a winner in her launching pic, Haunted Mansion.
“She’s very fresh. Modern at siguradong papatok sa kabataan ngayon. At this age of social media, isa si Janelle sa mga binigyan namin ng break sa Regal dahil malakas ang charm niya’t she’s very talented. Malawak na ang fan base niya and I believe that she will be a big name in the industry,” said Mother Lily.
Two of the country’s fast-rising young male idols - Mario Mortel and Jerome Ponce - join Janella in Haunted Mansion. So, watch out for this fresh combination as Regal’s Haunted Mansion hits local screens nationwide on Christmas Day Dec. 25.
Miss Silka finals tonight
The grand finals of Miss Silka Philippines 2015 happens this afternoon, 4 p.m. at the Activity Center of Market! Market! at The Fort, in Taguig.
The event will select the next brand ambassador of Silka, coinciding with the brand’s 30th anniversary. The finals has gathered candidates from all over the Philippines who all won at the pageants local and regional eliminations.
PBB Unlimited Big Winner Slater Young and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago are the pageant’s hosts with Erik Santos as special guest.
The winners will face a panel of judges from the fields of fashion, beauty and the arts.
Miss Silka Philippines 2014 Kathreen Grace Ahorro, 21, from Puerto Princesa in Palawan, will bequeath her title to the next winner who will also receive P120 thousand, and a Silka gift pack and another P100 thousand that she can donate to her chosen charity courtesy of Cosmetique Asia Corporation, organizer of the pageant along with Cornerstone Events.
The celebrity endorsers of Silka are Iya Villania and Erich Gonzales.
Sam Milby now in ‘Doble Kara’
Sam Milby returns to television as he joined the powerhouse cast of the top-rating “Kapamilya Gold” teleserye Doble Kara.
Sam plays the role of Sebastian, a seminarian who has doubts of being a priest. As he searches for his calling, he will meet Kara (Julia Montes) who is currently at her lowest point due to the unresolved issues of her family. From there, a new kind of friendship will grow between the two.
Now that Sebastian is in the picture, how will the plot of the story be affected? Will his friendship with Kara influence his decision of becoming a priest? Can Sebastian help mend the relationship between Kara and her twin sister Sara?
As he learned that he would be joining the cast, Sam was excited and grateful for the opportunity given to him to pair up with Julia for the first time.
“I am flattered and ‘excited because this will be my first time to work with Julia. My role is also not something that I’m used to so it will be challenging for me,” said Sam.
The hit teleserye Doble Kara is topbilled by the Royal Princess of Drama Julia Montes with Carmina Villaroel, Ariel Rivera, Mylene Dizon, Gloria Sevilla, John Lapus, Allen Dizon, and Alora Sasam. Also introduced in the series are Julia’s new leading men Edgar Allan Guzman and Anjo Damiles. It is under the direction of Emmanuel Palo and Jon Villarin.
Doble Kara, airs Monday to Friday, after It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN Kapamilya Gold. For more information about the program, visit the official social networking site of Dreamscape Entertainment Television at Facebook.com/DreamscapePH, Twitter.com/DreamscapePH, and Instaaram.com/DreamscapePH.
‘Hoverboard’ in Pepito Manaloto
GMA’s well-loved family sitcom Pepito Manaloto, Ang Tunay na Kuwento has always been consistent in bringing fun and laughter in each episode. And with its impressive ratings, it is undeniably the viewers’ preferred program every Saturday night.
Tonight, viewers are set for another entertaining episode entitled “Hoverboard.”
Pepito (Michael V.) and Elsa’s (Manilyn Reynes) youngest child Clarissa (Angel Satsumi) wants a “hoverboard.” But Elsa doesn’t want to buy her one because it might end up not being used just like the bicycle they bought. Aside from that, Elsa thinks the toy is dangerous. However, looks like everyone else has the high-tech toy, even Chito (Jake Vargas) and Pepito.
Meanwhile, Patrick (John Feir), Baby (Mosang) and Maria (Janna Dominguez) also joined the hoverboard craze. And this makes Clarissa more jealous. So Elsa makes a deal with her daughter: Clarissa must learn to ride the bike first before getting a hoverboard.
Will Clarissa be able to get what she wants?
Find out in Pepito Manaloto, Ang Tunay na Kuwento tonight after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA7.
James surprises Nadine with a wedding proposal
James Reid (Clark) asks Nadine Lustre’s (Leah) hand in marriage during a weekend family getaway in the top-rating Kapamilya primetime teleserye On the Wings of Love. As Clark and Leah finally go on their dream beach vacation with their families, Clark will recreate the memory they had at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and proposes to Leah for the young sweethearts to start over again and have that one special happy memory they will cherish forever. But is Leah really ready to take their relationship to the next level? Is she willing to become Mrs. Clark Medina for real this time around?
On the Wings of Love airs weeknights after Pangako Sa’Yo on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
Tommy and Miho brings kilig to It’s Showtime
Bad weather did not stop Tommy Esguerra, PBB 737’s Adult second big placer, in serenading and showing his love for Miho Nishida, the Adult Big Winner.
Tommy sang the OPM hit “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok” that brought smiles both from Miho and from their avid fans who rushed to the “PBB” house despite the heavy rains.
Aside from the tandem of “ToMiho,” the teen stars and also past housemates of PBB 737 Bailey May and Ylona Garcia joined the kilig fest in their musical skit with Vice Ganda and Jay-R.
The celebration continued as three families battled it out in the Christmas caroling showdown, “Karoling Galing,” where Garcia family from Laguna was hailed as winner and won P50,000.00.
Talented gays also showed what they got in the weekly finals of “Todo BiGAY.” The groups EMU Cheerdancers, who wowed the madlang people with their death-defying stunts, and Alab Poi Dancers, who impressed the studio audience with their use of laser lights in their performance, were declared winners and won P50,000.00 each.
Meanwhile, the hosts offered a prayer for the victims of Paris terrorist attacks and for Japan’s safety after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the nation. At least 150 bodies were confirmed dead in the tragedy in Paris while no major damage happened in Japan after being hit by the earthquake, according to reports from www.abs-cbnnews.com.
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