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Matteo Guidicelli celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Concert in Cebu


The 26-year-old Cebuano singer-actor, model, go-kart racer and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli will be celebrating his 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry via a concert titled—‘Matteo: Made in Cebu’ tomorrow, November 18 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotels and Casino.

Guidicelli posed during the press launch of his concert.

Guidicelli posed during the press launch of his concert.

The concert will be for the benefit of Kythe Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that supports children with chronic illnesses. Such endeavor is just another ‘giving back’ efforts of Guidicelli. Also, he chose to stage the latest concert in Cebu, (almost a year after his first solo concert in Music Museum), “Because it is my home province and it is where I started—it is just but appropriate that I give back by saluting Cebu and its pride.”

He will be performing with Cebuano performer Kurt Fick, the singer behind the song—‘Hahaha Hasula’ (Such a Hassle). Also in performing in the said show are the Concert King—Martin Nievera, Soul Supreme KZ and the G-Force Dancers.

Rowell Santiago directs the show along with Louie Ocampo as musical director.

Purchasing tickets for the show will entitle the audience a ticket for a Ford EcoSport Raffle. For more information, log on to Ford Philippines’ facebook page.

Ivana Chubbuck is Back!


QUEZON CITY, Philippines—Hollywood acting coach and best- selling author of ‘The Power of the Actor’—Ivana Chubbuck is back in Manila to hold a two-day workshop for actors of Star Magic and ABS­CBN on September 3 and 4 at the Dolphy Theater. This would be Chubbuck’s 2nd Master Class in the city.

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Seen in the photograph are Ivana Chubbuck and Star Magic Artist training head–Rahyan Carlos entertaining questions during a press conference held yesterday.

The upcoming master class is set to showcase the acting prowess of some of the finest Star Magic artists namely Jake Cuenca, Jason Abalos, Jason Gainza, Coleen Garcia, Alora Sasam, JV Kapunan, Raphael Robes, Paulo Avelino and even new Kapamilyas Mica Javier and Ritz Azul.

In the said masterclass the aforementioned actors will be staging scenes from Hollywood films and will be critiqued in the same way that Ivana does with Hollywood stars. Similar to the masterclass two years ago, observers are open to witness the two­day event in order to cull tips from the Hollywood acting trainer.

It was Star Magic Artist Training Head Rahyan Carlos who first invited Chubbuck to the country and at that time, he underwent an intensive teacher’s training program under her, which allowed him to become proficient in the different levels of acting classes from Introductory to Master class. At the end of his his training, he earned the title of being the only Filipino authorized to teach the ‘Chubbuck Technique’ in the Philippines.

Ivana is best known and credited as the acting coach to Academy Award Winners and Nominees such as Halle Berry, Jared Leto, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Charlize Theron, Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Eva Mendez and David Ayer, who happen to be the director of the recent blockbuster, hit ‘Suicide Squad’.

Ian, Jodi reunites in a New RomCom Flick


The blockbuster tandem of Ian Veneracion and Jodi Sta. Maria is soon to be seen again in a romantic comedy film titled—‘The Achy Breaky Hearts’ as Ryan and Chinggay. Together with them is another effective onscreen partner of Sta. Maria is Richard Yap as Frank and the upcoming Star Cinema presentation is directed by Antoinette Jadaone.

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Veneracion and Sta. Maria were all smiles during a Press Conference. Photograph is courtesy of Ted Claudio of Wazzup.Ph.

Jodi plays a woman who has been single for seven years and somewhere along the way she has to deal with the dilemma of choosing two men—Veneracion and Yap.

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Richard Yap is Ian Veneracion’s rival in winning the heart of Jodi Sta. Maria in the newest romantic comedy flick by Antoinette Jadaone. Image is courtesy of Star Cinema.

Sta. Maria as Chinggay who is a successful career woman, on a Press Conference on Thursday, June 16, she stressed that the struggle of finding a suitable partner is not entirely the fault of her character to be ‘successful’ or as someone who has high standards in getting a man to be in relationship with, “Men get intimidated because of the status of a woman especially when it comes to achievements.”

Both also shared their thoughts on how they move on after ‘heartbreaks’. For Veneracion, he says, “Iisipin ko lang. Kahit sino ka pa. Isang iyak ka lang. Then move on.”

While Jodi made sure to give encouraging words to those who experience heartbreaks: “Lahat ng pain na nangyayari sa atin. Everthing that we go through—our failures and heartbreaks, these will serve a ‘purpose’. Maybe we don’t understand now ‘why it’s happening’ but one day, everything will make sense. It’s up to you whether you dwell on your situation or you stand up, you walk and you move on.”

Also Jadaone, being the director and the co-screenwriter of this movie, she stresses that this #hugotflick wants to leave some thoughts for its female audience who could identify a similar scenario with Chinggay: “It is for all ladies who have been single for so long, they’re tired of hearing, Kailan ka mag-aasawa?, or of asking themselves, May mali ba sa’kin? Pangit ba ‘ko?”

‘The Achy Breaky Hearts’ is set to open on Wednesday, June 29 in cinemas nationwide.