Beginning this Saturday, Rhian Ramos joins Solenn Heusaff as the new co-host of GMA News TV lifestyle show, Taste Buddies.
Together, the two Kapuso ladies will bring fresh, fab, and fun to another level as they take viewers to the different facets of Filipino modern living: from trying mouth-watering food to embarking on various exciting adventures.
Being good friends in real life, Rhian expressed her excitement to join Solenn in the show. “I’m just lucky enough to be made part of it,” she said.
Solenn, on the other hand, is looking forward to spend time with Rhian. “She eats almost anything like me. She’s sporty and kalog. It’s gonna be fun,” she shared.
In her first episode as the newest Taste Buddies girl, Rhian takes Solenn to Rue Bourbon—a chic dining and wine place on Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Solenn, of course, won’t be left behind. She brings with her hunks Vince Velasco and Rafa Siguion-Reyna.
Rhian and Solenn discover how Rue Bourbon’s bestsellers Gambas with Chorizo and Corned Pork Scarface are prepared. Vince and Rafa, meanwhile, spend time together with the baristas and learn the ropes of making some of the restaurant’s signature flaming shots.
Later in the show, Solenn and Rhian undergo the quickie quiz, “Kaibigan Ba Talaga Kita?” where Rafa and Vince test the girls’ friendship. Both have to make sure they have the same answers as every incompatible reply has a consequence. The guys are not spared though. If the ladies get the answers right, Rafa and Vince would have to face the consequence as well.
Expect Solenn and Rhian to treat viewers to a wide array of taste and cravings for food, fashion, trends, events, places, and any buzz-worthy subjects.
Catch Taste Buddies every Saturday from 8:45 to 9:15 p.m. only on GMA News TV.
Leroy Sanchez, other YouTube favorites at Smart Araneta
Some of YouTube’s hottest artists and performers led by Leroy Sanchez will hit Manila next month (July) to perform at a major concert on July 9, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It is presented by Smart.
Max Schneider, Sam Tsui with Kurt Hugo Schneider, and the Australian band At Sunset are also in the line-up of the one-night event dubbed Smart Own It! Kick Off Concert are. The gig will kick off a series of concerts and shows to be presented by Smart.
To be mounted by Ovation Productions, Smart Own It! Kick Off Concert is expected to be one of the biggest and hottest concert events in this year’s musical calendar, featuring artists who command a huge following on YouTube and with a dedicated fan base counting by the millions worldwide.
Since uploading his first cover song on YouTube at age 15, Leroy Sanchez has posted over 70 videos amassing almost 50 million YouTube views. Among the artists he has covered are Sam Smith, Justin Bieber, Adele, Rihanna, and many others.
His passion for music, inherent talent and undeniable charm have earned him a devoted following of loyal fans from all over the world who have avidly tracked him in his musical journey.
Max Schneider is a New York-based pop-soul singer and actor who began performing at the age of 14 years. He was part of the Broadway musical “13” as a swing understudy covering four roles in 2008 and 2009. He also modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce Gabbana ad campaign.
Throughout 2015, he toured with Fall Out Boy, Wiz Kalifa and Hoodie Allen in the Boys of Summer Tour.
He was named the 2010 Young Arts Theater winner.
Sam Tsui has been hailed as an Internet sensation who, with his friend and partner Kurt Hugo Schneider, was among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube.
To-date, his videos, including covers, medleys and mashups, have amassed over 500 million hits on YouTube alone, including his 2013 debut original album, Make It Up, contributing to his ever-expanding worldwide fan base. Sam has also appeared in programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show and Oprah and was featured in magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and In Style magazine.
He was in Manila during a two-night show with Kurt Hugo Schneider at the SMX Convention Center in 2014.
Kurt Hugo Schneider is a songwriter, music producer and director born in Baltimore and grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most of his work may be found in his YouTube channel http://youtube.com/KurtHugoSchneider, created in October 2007 and now with over three million subscribers and more than 600 million views.
The Australian band At Sunset is composed of brothers Harrison and Andrew Kantarias and their good friend Tom Jay Williams, who came together with two things in common: their love for music and their enthusiasm for the fun things in life.
In just two years since making an online presence, At Sunset has shown great potential of amassing millions of views on YouTube and an ever-growing army of fans globally.
The group returns to Manila five months after its debut local performance on Feb. 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as special guest in Boyce Avenue 2016 Philippine Tour.
Tickets at P4,224, P3,696, P3,168, P2,640, P1,584 and P792 are available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketnet.com.ph or call Ticketnet at 911-5555.)
AXN extends application deadline for ‘The Amazing Race Asia’
If you haven’t grabbed your partner and created an awesome audition video for The Amazing Race Asia, don’t worry. AXN has extended the deadline to June 30.
You now have more time to create the ultimate application by telling AXN why you should become a season five racer, and possibly the ultimate winner of USD$100,000 in cash.
“We’ve had a fantastic response to our casting call for The Amazing Race Asia which is a real testament to the popularity of the show in this region. What’s most encouraging is the team spirit conveyed in the videos as well as the unique range of talents, professions and interpersonal relationships on display. We’ve received applications from DJs, doctors, bloggers, synchronized swimmers, pilots and dragon boat racers just to name a few, as well as teammates who live in different countries. So this season’s team line-up promises to be our most interesting yet,” said Virginia Lim, vice president and head of Content and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
In this latest season, 10 teams of socially savvy, fearless racers from all over Asia will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, traversing the globe and proving their mettle on a quest to be crowned the all-out champion. Chinese American actor Allan Wu hosts the highly anticipated series. He was the face of the race for AXN’s The Amazing Race Asia in the previous four seasons.
Travelling to multiple countries in the shortest amount of time, each team will arrive at a new destination where they must compete in a series of physical, mental and often emotional challenges. Only when the tasks are completed will the teams learn of their next exotic location. Teams who fall the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning The Amazing Race Asia and the $100,000 cash prize.
Applications for The Amazing Race Asia closes on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. so there’s now more time to submit your three-minute audition videos to www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA.
For interested participants in Manila, a drop off and video submission booth is available for those who cannot submit their application and their audition video online. It is located at Corte De Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa on June 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. only.