Callalily gets loud with Converse



Kean Cipriano signing an autograph after Callalily’s performance at the Converse Get Loud Press Launch

Kean Cipriano signing an autograph after Callalily’s performance at the Converse Get Loud Press Launch

It seems that Callalily breaking into rockstar status and becoming one of the most sought-after bands in the country has been written in the “Stars.”

“Stars,” of course, is Callalily’s first single from their debut album, Destination XYZ, which was released in 2006. In the song’s music video, one would already see the tie that binds Converse and Callalily as Kean Cipriano, the band’s lead vocalist, is seen tying the shoelace of his favorite pair of Chucks, the sneakers long considered as an emblem of self-expression.

“Our partnership with Callalily goes a long way,” says Eli Bonsol, Converse Philippines’ advertising and marketing manager. “We have seen their initial step as a band and supported them in their creative endeavors. Callalily, just like the many music artists who sport Chucks as their personal badge, embodies the rebellious rock n roll and artistic streak of Converse.”

With other members being Tatsi Jamnague (rhythm guitar), Aaron Ricafrente (bass guitar) and Lemuel Belaro (drums), Callalily continues to support and collaborate with Converse in its various pursuits, the most recent being the “Converse Get Loud Band Competition,” a nationwide song writing competition that seeks to herald a fresh wave of musical discoveries and crown the best among them in a rock musical showdown happening on November 9 at Excess Superclub in Quezon City.

During the press launch introducing the five competing Get Loud bands—Even from North Luzon, Brisom from the National Capital Region, Kissbone from South Luzon, Bethany from the Visayas and Jad Montenegro from Mindanao—Callalily performed a couple of their greatest hits, including “Pansamantala,” which is part of Callalily’s fourth album, Flower Power. Kean, who has spread his wings in movies (Babae sa Septic Tank, The Reunion, Praybeyt Benjamin) and television (ASAP Sessionistas, Banananite) directed the single’s music video.

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CONFIRMED: Angel Locsin, Phil Younghusband break up



Celebrity couple Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband. Publicity photo.

Celebrity couple Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband. Publicity photo.

A very reliable source told Pinoy Gossip Boy that actress Angel Locsin and Azkals member Phil Younghusband have broken up.

I first read about it this morning from Tito Allan Diones’ column. I immediately texted a friend who I am sure will be privy on the matter.

I waited for the source’s reply before posting anything. According to the source, Phil and Ange indeed broke up.

In previous interviews, Phil had been vocal on marrying Angel.

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Cristine Reyes to star in ‘Miss X’ sequel; originally starred by Vilma Santos



Multi-awarded actress Cristine Reyes

Multi-awarded actress Cristine Reyes

Multi-awarded actress Cristine Reyes will be starring in Miss X, a sequel to the Gil Portes classic of the same name.

Released in the 1980s, Miss X starred Vilma Santos as a prostitute in Amsterdam. Gil Portes will remain at the helm of the sequel/remake.

Cristine will play the role of Vilma’s biological daughter who went to Amsterdam to search for her mother. Unfortunately, Cristine will suffer the same fate as her mother’s.

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Report: Claudine Barretto’s children bullied in school



Estranged couple Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago

Estranged couple Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago

Claudine Barretto said that her children are getting bullied in their schools after her brouhaha with estranged husband Raymart Santiago found its way to national news.

According to a report, Claudine said Sabina and Santino are getting bullied in school.

“Eversince na tinawag ako ni Raymart na drug addict on national television… Nakita ‘yun ng mga anak ko,” Claudine told a local tab.

“Naging concern ‘yun…para sa amin ng mga bata at sa eskuwelahan ng mga bata.

“I’m just glad na maganda ang relationship namin ng schools ng mga anak at nagtutulungan kami.

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Amy Perez to return to ABS-CBN with ‘Singing Bee’



Actress-TV host Amy Perez. Publicity photo.

Actress-TV host Amy Perez. Publicity photo.

Amy Perez is reportedly returning to ABS-CBN after several years of hosting Face to Face on TV5.

According to reports, Amy opted not to renew her contract with TV5 and passed on her supposed co-hosting gig with Gelli de Belen.

Tintin Bersola will co-host with Gelli instead.

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