‘Wheels’ hosts get to live the high life

If you thought last week’s episode of Wheels was our last look at luxury, wait ‘til you see this week’s episode of the show. 

Wheels hosts Matteo Guidicelli, Ulysses Ang, Kap Maceda-Aguila and Angel Rivero will keep living the high life with high-end cars to boot.

Angel Rivero and the rest of the “Wheels” hosts rev up for the automobile show’s third season
On the main segment, Matteo will get a big and unexpected surprise to help him through his hectic day. Watch Wheels to see the big reveal and why Matteo becomes ecstatic with the surprise.

Meanwhile, Ulysses goes to Middle Earth — in New Zealand — to tryout sheep farming as well as camping in luxury, also known as “glamping”, aboard the all-new Ford Ranger. Find out why this luxury pickup truck is the best companion of every outdoorsman.

Actor and car racer Mateo Guidicelli
Also taking a break is Kap, who, after a series of celebrity interviews, takes on alone the leaner, meaner and mightier Audi Q7 luxury SUV for a spin. Learn why this sophisticated mix of style and utility ranks first in the luxury SUV market today.

And, if you’re planning to head out of town this coming Holy Week, Angel took the most convenient way to hit Northern Luzon this Lenten Season, to save you from the hassle of heavy traffic and other inconveniences.

“Wheels” hosts Matteo Guidicelli and Kap Maceda take the viewers for the ride
It’s all these and more on Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch its third season on its new timeslot: Thursdays, 10:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. 

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Celebrities flocked to new Japanese resto

The newly opened Ichiba: Japanese Market is the first ever Japanese Seafood Market Concept in the Philippines. 
Inspired by the large wholesale market of Tsukiji, the delights from Gastronome Kuromon, the diversity of seafood from Kyushu, and the expansive seafood and tasty crabs from Hokkaido, Ichiba, the Japanese Market seeks to redefine dining experience in Metero Manila. 
Ichiba: Japanese Market is located on the 2nd Floor of the Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila. 

Celebrities were spotted during the opening of the restaurant, among them were Phoemela Baranda of ABS-CBN Star News, Anthony Pangilinan and wife Maricel Laxa, socialite Becky Garcia, Tim Yap, Pepper Teehankee, Fabio Ide, and Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa.
Japan External Trade Organization Sr. Investment Adviser Shozo Suzuki, Japanese Embassy Economic Affairs Minister Makoto Iyori, President and CEO of Ichiba Bryan Tiu, Chief Operating Officer of Resorts World Manila Steve Reilly, Asia Brewery Incorporated Sr. VP-Commercial Division Hubert Tan cut the ceremonial ribbon to declare Ichiba is open for business.


MTV Movie Awards in April

MTV revealed the nominees for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards,” setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans that love them.  Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton are contending to be the “Movie of the Year,” with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering 11 nominations, the most for a franchise. 
Global box-office powerhouses and stars of the upcoming action comedy, Central Intelligence, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards and to be taped at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California on April 9. For the first time, MTV will take the telecast entirely outdoors and onto the back lot to capture the essence of movie making magic against a dramatic nighttime backdrop. The show premieres in Asia on MTV on April 10 at 8 p.m. and on MTV LIVE HD on April 12 at 1:30 a.m. 

In another first for the show, MTV has partnered with Google for voting on the coveted “Movie of the Year” category, allowing fans to vote by typing keywords, “MTV Vote,” into the Google search bar.  In other categories, fans can get loud and make their voices heard starting today, across mobile, tablet and desktop devices at, until March 21 at 10:59 a.m..

“What has always been so cool about the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ is that it’s about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer. “This show is about fandom and the stars come out to celebrate that. The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we’re a true reflection of real movie-going audience.”
“It’s an honor to be hosting the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ with a guy who’s not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who’s often mistaken as my twin, Kevin Hart,” said Dwayne Johnson. “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them.”
“I love hosting - it’s my thing,” said Kevin Hart. “Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It’s going to go down.”
“Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart define what it means to be modern movie stars,” said Executive Producer Casey Patterson. “They have a direct and personal relationship with their fans, who love them for it and have made them two of the biggest entertainers in the world. They are bringing the action and comedy to the big 25th anniversary of the ‘MTV Movie Awards,’ which makes me excited and frankly a little afraid. Double trouble!”

With film revenues exceeding $5.7 billion worldwide, Dwayne Johnson has solidified himself as a global box-office powerhouse in both film and television and for the second time in three years (2013, 2015) has become the #1 International box-office star in the world.
The 2016 “MTV Movie Awards” are also introducing two new categories that celebrate authentic narratives – “True Story” and “Documentary.

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