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Feast of St. Joseph The Patriarch | San Jose Fiesta | March 19

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 | ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS, LIFESTYLE with No Comments »

March 19 is the Feast of St. Joseph the Patriarch, the patron saint of the Municipality of San Jose in Batangas Province.

As always, majority of the houses in the San Jose town proper is so busy cooking starting at the eve of the Fiesta until the early morning.

The aroma of freshly cooked food that includes “lechon”, “kaldereta”, “adobo”, “afritada”, “kare-kare” and different seafood dishes is everywhere and you can just hear everyone say ‘hmmmm.’

There is also the traditional ‘Perya’ or a place where all the carnival rides, and games were holed up. People from all places troop to the ‘Perya’ to place bets in color game, ‘beto-beto’, and take a ride in the ferris wheel, caterpillar and the like.

At the end of the day, devotees of St. Joseph will join the procession which usually starts around 5 p.m.. The procession will start from the St. Joseph Church and will go around the town proper and back to the church.

Time to eat. Happy Fiesta to all the residents of San Jose, Batangas.

‘Happy Yipee Yehey’ Noontime Variety Show by ABS-CBN Grand Debut on Feb 12

Friday, February 4th, 2011 | ENTERTAINMENT, Television with No Comments »

Happy Yipee Yehey‘ is the newest noontime variety show by ABS-CBN. The ‘Happy Yipee Yehey‘ variety show was revealed by the giant TV Network on Friday, February 4, 2011. The Kapamilya stars that will hosts ‘Happy Yipee Yehey‘ includes former noontime show hosts Randy Santiago, John Estrada, Mariel Rodriguez, Toni Gonzaga, Benton, YouTube star Jober, Bianca Manalo, and Pinoy Big Brother winner Melai Cantiveros.

Image Credit: ABS-CBN

Manalo and Cantiveros expressed their excitement in their hosting debut with  ‘Happy Yipee Yehey.’

The new Kapamilya show will have exciting games, surprise numbers, and big-time prizes as promised by the giant TV network.

The show will start airing on February 12 and will be having a grand debut episode.

Oscar Nominations 2011 Complete and Official List of Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards Announced (video)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 | ENTERTAINMENT, Movie with No Comments »

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar winner Mo’Nique announced the complete and official list of nominees for the 2011 Oscar nominations of the 83rd Academy Awards on TuesdayJanuary 25, 2011.

Below is the video of the announcement of the Oscar Nominations for 2011.

Below is the Official and Complete list of nominees for the 2011 Oscar Nominations of the 83rd Academy Awards as provided in the official website of the Oscars at

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King’s Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister
  • “The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres

Andrew Garfield in Spiderman costume (photo)

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT with No Comments »

British actor, Andrew Garfield, has finally got into his Spiderman costume. He did a lot of yoga and pilates before he was able to wear the Spiderman suit.

The 27-year-old Garfield revealed that wearing the Spiderman costume is nothing short of a dream come true. He began shooting for the movie last December 2010.

Here is part of Andrew Garfield’s statement on his Spiderman role:

I feel like a kid in my pajamas. I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized. I don’t take it lightly and I feel incredibly lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next few months.

To make it authentic. To make the character live and breathe in a new way. The audience already has a relationship with many different incarnations of the character. I do, as well. I’m probably going to be the guy in the movie theater shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go. No turning back. And I wouldn’t want to.

Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, is Miss America Pageant 2011 Winner

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with No Comments »

Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska, at the age of 17, has captured the Miss America Pageant 2011 crown. The 2011 Miss America competition was held at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and the crown as Miss America 2011.

Scanlan won from among 52 other young and beautiful women across the United States. Scanlan was able to get the nod of the star-studded panel of judges that included “The View” panelist Joy Behar, “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, “Dancing With the Stars” professional Tony Dovolani, “Taxi” actress Marilu Henner, Miss America 1990 Dr. Debbye Turner Bell, shoe designer Taryn Rose and country music singer Mark Wills.

Margaret Gorman from the Washington District of Columbia, won at the age of 15 in 1921.