Congratulations! Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo

Congratulations to the newly wed, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo!

Judy Ann and Ryan Agoncillo wed in San Juan, Batangas
by Patty Ramirez/ABS-CBN
Much talked about showbiz couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo finally tied the knot this morning at the San Juan Nepomuceno Church in San Juan, Batangas in the presence of close family and friends. After speculations of a May 2nd Tagaytay wedding, Judai and Ryan successfully avoided the media and took everyone by surprise when news broke out at 8 AM, right after the wedding rites officiated by Fr. Tito Caluag. The entourage is composed of Principal Sponsors Jane Buencamino (Judy Ann’s assistant), Suzy Entrata-Abrera (Ryan’s friend and former co-host for a morning show), Director Rory Quintos, Mon Isberto (also a friend and former co-host of Ryan’s), photographer Bien Bautista and Benjie Gonzales (Ryan’s uncle). Megastar Sharon Cuneta took on the duties of the Matron-of-Honor while Ryan’s brother Dondi was elected the Best Man. Agot Asidro, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez were also present to sing during the rites. For pictures of the wedding visit


Korina Sanchez, Mar Roxas' wedding announcement at Wowowee

Finally, the much awaited marriage proposal and soon to be wedding for Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas has finally come true. Although the date has not been announced yet, the whole country are already excited for them. It’s been the hot topic since the good news broke out back in February 2009, and now, Mar and Korina made the official announcement confirming the wedding. Their appearance in Wowowee was a big surprise and very emotional, especially for Mar. The appearance only proved how important the “masa” is to them. Lots of people are happy and wishing them the best. But critics think that their announcement at Wowowee was politically motivated. But it really doesn’t matter where they made their announcements or whether it’s politically motivated or not because, the truth of the matter is, they are good people and good leaders for the country that has suffered for the longest time. Mar and Korina’s team will be a force to reckon with.


Diether Ocampo wants to grow old with girlfriend Rima Ostwani

In the recent poll done by Showbiz News Ngayon about who you would like for Diether, - if Kristine or Rima. In reel life, of course it’s Kristine because, even though it’s already over with Diet and Kristine, it’s still not over yet with their avid fans. And they are still many who are not yet willing to let go their love team. But in real life, Diet is very much head over heels in love with Rima. The sparkle in his eyes and the excitement in his smile everytime he talk about Rima is contagious. Did you notice how fresh looking he is these days? It’s so obvious, the man is hopelessly in love again. He is very much inspired in his life now. I don’t remember him being like that with Kristine. Diet is very happy and he thinks he’s found the one he would like to grow old with. That’s just so sweet!


Judy Ann Santos, the last of the real big stars

Judy Ann Santos is the April issue cover for Metro Magazine’s 20th Anniversary special which includes Jose Javier Reyes, a well respected and award winning director and scriptwriter who shared and revealed his thoughts and opinion about why he considered Judy Ann the last of the real big stars.

Members of the media, including, can attest that she is one of the few true blue artistas who work nonstop and can accommodate interruptions on the set without complaints. “That is how Judai works. In that aspect, Judai has not changed. It takes a movement of tectonic plates to make her budge or complain. She goes to the set and puts aside all qualms and concerns. There is not a shred of diva in her. She does not flaunt who she is or what she has,” he shares in the cover story of Metro.

Direk Joey further relates Judy Ann’s versatility in acting and constant reinvention of herself—even after doing a string of hit teleseryes and movies—which eventually made her a certified A-lister. “And just when people have thought they had already seen everything, Judai surprised them with a quiet yet very defined metamorphosis. She stunned them again when she came out of the romantic heroine mould into an effective spitfire comedienne in Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo. Then she held the hands of her friend Dante Garcia and helped him produce an award-winning film at his first directorial attempt: suddenly, there was Judai—the producer,” he says.

Direk Joey also talks about how Judy Ann and her fianc√© Ryan Agoncillo have proven to a lot of people that their opposite personalities can withstand the test of time and showbiz intrigues. “They are people. And they make no excuses for being real. In a business where smiles are rehearsed and frozen, and being nice is a matter of business investment, Judai and Ryan break all the rules. She has grown into a sophisticated young woman because she has the brains and sensitivity to do so. And he has become so down-to-earth and protective of his woman—because that is the stuff that he is made of. It is only as simple as that,” he stresses. []


Pops Fernandez explains why "Diva 4 Diva" concert got booed in the U.S.

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez and Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma reportedly got booed during their recent “Divas 4 Divas” concert tour in the United States.

Reports said the audience was angry and disappointed because the show started late.

According to Ricky Lo’s Funfare column in The Philippine Star, published last April 1, the reason for the almost an hour delay was because the divas went shopping and consequently overslept due to fatigue.

In a report from ""SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon," Fernandez belied the reports.

“Hindi kami nag-shopping, promise. Nabasa ko rin [‘yon]. Mali [‘yon].After the Houston show, lumipad na kami sa Atlantic City tapos nag-show din kami the next night. So nakatulog [kami] talaga,” Fernandez said.

“Nakatulog kami kasi kailangan namin siyempre magpahinga kasi importante ‘yon para sa voice namin. Pero hindi totoo na nag-shopping kami. Wala kaming desire to shop. We’re just so tired. Tapos na-delay, hindi sinasadya ‘yong delay kasi wala akong transportation papunta ‘nong venue,” she clarified.

Fernandez explained that it was nobody’s fault and it was one of those unexpected things when doing a concert tour.

“Tapos nagkakalituhan na kasi nga siyempre pagod na ‘yong mga taong kasama namin. Tapos siguro din, on the production side, siyempre nagkakagulo din sila. So I think it was nobody’s fault,” she said. [ABS-CBN]


Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, Diether Ocampo, in "Only You" - watch full trailer

ABS-CBN's romantic comedy entitled "Only You" is what to look forward to this summer. The new telesere was shot in Korea starring Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo with Dimples Romana and Iya Villana. The showing will begin this April 27, 2009 at ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. Watch full trailer now!